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BDC 11/12: Bills in the Community Today

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on November 12, 2013 – 9:21 am

— Buffalo Bills rookies will show their appreciation for all that members of the military and their families do for our country by treating them to a night out tonight at Orchard Park Lanes.  Families from the New York National Guard, Goodwill Industries and WNY Heroes will bowl with the Bills rookie class and have the opportunity for autographs and photos.  Pizza, beef on weck and pop will be served for dinner. (Media Availability from 6:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)

— Buffalo Bills players will participate in a special assembly to speak to students about the importance of staying active as Community Charter School is named the 2013 Buffalo Bills Play 60 Super School. During the visit, Bills players will lead students in football-themed physical activity stations as part of the Bills’ and NFL’s Play 60 campaign, making sure children receive at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day. Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown will also be on hand to recognize the importance of the Play 60 mission and staying physically active in everyday life by encouraging students to lead healthy and active lifestyles. On behalf of the NFL, the Buffalo Bills, and Time Warner Cable, Bills players and Time Warner Cable’s Terence Rafferty will present the school with a $10,000 NFL PLAY 60 grant for health and wellness programming or equipment. Following the assembly, representatives from the American Dairy Association and Dairy Council will provide the students with healthy snacks and further instruct on how to eat healthy through their Fuel Up to Play 60 initiative.

Tuesday, November 12th
No Media Availability

Wednesday, November 13th
Practice: 11:30 AM / Open to Media at Approximately 11:30 AM (Stretch & Individual only)
Coach Marrone Available: Immediately Following Practice
Open Locker Room: Following Coach Marrone’s Availability for 45 minutes
Fieldhouse Podium: Players TBD

Thursday, November 14th
Practice: 11:30 AM / Open to Media at Approximately 11:30 AM (Stretch & Individual only)
Coach Marrone Post-Practice Media Availability
Open Locker Room: Following Coach Marrone’s Availability for 45 minutes

Friday, November 15th
Practice: 10:30 AM / Open to Media at Approximately 10:45 AM (Stretch & Individual only)
Coach Marrone Post-Practice Media Availability
Open Locker Room: Following Coach Marrone’s Availability for 45 minutes
Coordinators/Assistant Coach Post-Practice Media Availability (requests need to be submitted to the Bills Media Relations Dept.)

Saturday, November 16th
No Media Availability 

Former safety George Saimes (left) and guard Bob Kalsu (right) were inducted into the Bills Wall of Fame as Buffalo defeated the Chicago Bears 20-3 at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

HEAD COACH DOUG MARRONE, Buffalo Bills Head Coach
Q: You mentioned about the good field position you had early and you only came away with three points. You think it might have undermined your confidence a little bit as the game went on?
A: I don’t think it got into my head, but I think it’s at that point where you get frustrated. You make a point of red zone touchdowns, you make a point of scoring, you make a point of that in the week and you’re talking to everyone. You have those opportunities, you go down there and you’re not successful. That’s where you need that inner drive, that’s where you need that leadership. Whether it starts with me, which it always does, goes down to the coaches, within the players group, to keep that drive going. To say, ‘Ok here’s an opportunity, we fell short. Here’s another opportunity, let’s make sure we take advantage of it.’ Then going out there and making a conscious decision to make it change. Whether we have to do things better schematically as coaches to get ourselves in better situations, or we have to go up and make a play when we’re one on one or we have to make somebody miss a tackle or we have to finish or any of those things. When you make a point of something and coaches make a point of it and coaches make a point of it, when that first opportunity comes and you’re not able to prevail on that opportunity, then we have to go back out there and go about our business again. Maybe with greater desire, greater sense of urgency to get this done. Once it happens once, then it’s easier to do it again. When it doesn’t happen it creates a barrier for it to be tougher and that’s not what you want. We’re in a business to knock down those barriers and we have a lot of them right now. It’s my job as a leader to make sure we knock them down. 

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