Inside The Bills

Meeks excited for chance to play on ‘D’

Posted by Chris Brown on January 2, 2016 – 2:09 pm

Bills head coach Rex Ryan said there are a few players who will be on the field a bit more than usual with this game valuable for some evaluation going into 2016. Among them is safety Jonathan Meeks, who is just excited to be healthy and available for the last game of the season.

Meeks spent each of the last two seasons on injured reserve come season’s end with injuries.

“I’m going to prepare the same way,” Meeks told Buffalobills.com regarding Sunday’s game. “This week is probably a little bigger more so because I want to finish strong. It’s a different approach to finish with growth. I don’t want to take a step back. My mindset right now is continue to work hard. I’m proud of myself for finishing this season healthy. It was out of my control the last two years. I’ve been fortunate. I want to play and I’m excited about finishing the season strong and healthy for the first time.”

Meeks is eager to show he can handle the mental demands of the safety position in Ryan’s scheme.

“I’m excited to do that. I haven’t had the opportunity to do that,” he said. “That’ll help me to build trust in teammates and coaches in this league. They need to know I can make calls and just play. I’m ready to prove that and excited to do that.”

Ryan Fitzpatrick has just one interception in his last five gaems, but Meeks is hoping there are some chances to pick one off when he’s on the field.

“I love running with the ball in my hands, so if I can make a play then I want to take advantage of every chance,” he said. “I want teams to throw it because that should give me more opportunities. I’ll be happy if Fitz gives me some chances, but he’s playing great ball. That’s why they’ve got 10 wins. I don’t know if they’ll be throwing much with snow and wind supposed to be here on Sunday. They’ll probably run more.”

 


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