Inside The Bills

Vets not interested in moral victories

Posted by Chris Brown on September 8, 2013 – 11:26 pm

The ‘close but no cigar’ expression wasn’t one that veteran players on the Bills roster were ready to stomach after a close two-point loss at the hands of their nemesis New England. After losing 23-21 while they understood their head coach was right that the little things matter in close games, the talk about them playing a decent game wasn’t accepted.

“This season started in March, and you go through a lot to get ready to play and just because all of you said we were going to get beat by 50 and we get beat by three doesn’t make me feel any better,” said Kyle Williams. “I’m here to win. I’ve been around a long time. I just want to win and we have to find a way to make the plays at the end of the game.”

“We just have to get better. We have to win,” said Mario Williams, who had a pair of tackles. “We have to come together as a defense. Regardless of what’s going on, we have to be able to get turnovers, score on defense and make it happen.”

“There are no moral victories in this game,” Leonhard told “No one five weeks from now is going to say, ‘Hey remember when the Buffalo Bills played the New England Patriots really close?’ It doesn’t matter. It’s a wins and losses business, and we let one slip (Sunday). We have to do whatever it takes to not let this happen again.”


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