Inside The Bills

Challenge of playing for pride

Posted by Chris Brown on December 6, 2011 – 11:36 am

The Bills are still mathematically alive for the playoffs, but they hold no key tiebreakers with any of the AFC opponents within striking distance. Knowing the postseason appears to be a long shot, the coaching staff has the added challenge of getting players up and play for pride, and in some cases for jobs.

“You have to tell guys what you’re trying to get done,” said Chan Gailey.  “They have to understand that. The men in that room have to understand what each guy is doing and what they’re playing for and what their goals are.

“If you don’t have a why in football or in life, you’re in trouble. They need to have a why. Why am I doing something? Why am I playing hard? Why am I giving effort or going on the practice field and working?

“And it’s different for each one of them individually. We still have some goals as a team that we want to reach. We want to get better. We do not want to continue this.”

Buffalo’s opponent this week San Diego, just ended a six-game losing streak themselves on Monday night at Jacksonville.

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