Inside The Bills

Expect more outdoor practice

Posted by Chris Brown on November 23, 2013 – 12:27 pm

Leading up to the game against the Jets, the Bills made a point of practicing outside when there was some wind and cold in the middle of the week. Head coach Doug Marrone felt it helped them prepare for the conditions they had on Sunday, and it’s only going to continue.

Marrone confirmed that the team will be practicing outside in the elements right through to the end of the season.

“What we have to do as we move forward, and we started it, is we want to make sure that we practice in this weather,” he said. “I think that’s a big difference and I think that’s an advantage for us. I don’t know what has been done here before, so I can’t talk about that, but we went out last week and we threw in weather like this.

“I think at the end of the day that’s going to help us down the road when we’re making a push for the playoffs or we’re playing home playoff games and I think that’s important. That’s one of the things I tried to describe to our players. Sometimes you have an indoor facility and you’re worried about the wind and really we’re not going to be able to throw as much as we like, we’re not going to have the completions we like, but that is what we play in.

My philosophy is we went out there last week and we practiced in conditions that probably weren’t as windy, but it was windy. That’s going to help us.”


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