Bills valuing their respect, not caliber of foe

Posted by Chris Brown on December 21, 2014 – 10:11 am

A lot of outside observers look at Sunday’s game between the Bills and Raiders, and after facing an AFC power in Denver and an NFC power in Green Bay in back-to-back weeks, wonder how Buffalo will get up for a 2-12 team. What a lot of the younger players on the Bills’ roster have come to learn this season from the vets that were added to the locker room, is that the opponent doesn’t matter nearly as much as the respect a team needs to earn around the league.

RB Boobie Dixon has helped to explain that to a lot of the players on the offensive side of the ball, who may not have realized that if the focus is on what they do in terms of preparation and execution then the caliber of the opponent can be almost immaterial as they saw in the win over Green Bay.

“It’s about the respect. We want our respect,” said Dixon. “We want the world to respect the Buffalo Bills, and respect the blue. That’s what we like to call ourselves, the bad boys in blue. We want the world to respect us. Sometimes when we turn on the TV, we don’t feel like we get that respect. That’s what it’s about, and that’s what it’s going to continue to be about until we get our point across.”

The players also know that the respect may not be fully achieved until they’re a playoff club.


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