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Rex to Bills fans: Don’t peak too early

Posted by Chris Brown on August 14, 2015 – 1:06 pm

Bills head coach Rex Ryan has a very healthy respect for the impact Bills fans can make at home games. He experienced it first-hand when he was head coach of the Jets. That’s why he’s already pumped for the team’s first preseason game Friday. But much like the team has yet to peak, Ryan is asking Bills fans to pace themselves and save their best for the regular season.

“I know our fans are excited. I expect we’re going to have a huge crowd,” Ryan said. “I think that would be good. I don’t want our crowd peaking too early. We don’t need to just unload on Carolina. Let’s just save it for our first game (against Indianapolis). Let’s get in there and show excitement. I know our fan base will be in our stadium and I’m looking forward to it.”

As for what he expects from his team, Ryan is hoping players perform in a way that facilitate the efforts of the coaching staff to make accurate evaluations.

“I know it’s not the regular season games, but these games are important,” he said. “And when you look at that obviously we’re still evaluating our roster and it’s not life or death like it is in the regular season because the outcome is secondary. But that being said you still want to win. I don’t care you still want to win. I hate losing, but that’s what you look for.”

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