Thursday, December 18, 2014

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Too little? Too late?

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When it comes to evaluating the Bills recent defensive improvements, what you feel good about? And should you look back and say "it just came too late?"

The answer to the second question is almost certainly yes. If the Bills could have put together a couple performances like Sunday's in the early part of the season, they would be far more entrenched in the playoff race. But still, since that New England game, the Bills D has allowed an average of only 241 yards in these last three games with only four touchdowns against.

"I've always said, from a couple weeks ago, that we dug this hole and now we've just got to get ourselves out of it," said Jairus Byrd. "We have to learn how to be consecutive and be consistent in getting wins and stringing them together."

"You obviously want it to happen sooner," stated Kyle Williams. "Looking back doesn't do anybody any favors. Obviously, yes, we wish it would have happened sooner, wish we played better. But looking back is not going to help us now."

The way that the Bills molded their offense around the run game Sunday was the perfect way to deal with the inclement weather elements. It provided the team with a tremendous advantage. And with 2 of their final 4 at the Ralph, they hope to make it part of the home field advantage.

"With teams coming that do not have this type of weather, it affects them a little bit," said C.J. Spiller. "Hopefully we are able to jump on teams early and let that weather be in the back of their head so they cannot play to the best of their ability."

"The defense is going to dictate that you are going to have to run the ball," Fred Jackson said of the approach in poor weather. "They are going to do things where they are going to make you either throw quick short passes or you are either going to have to run to beat them. We know that as running backs." ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP