Bills versus Eagles 'night and day' for Peters

August, 12, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham

NFC East chieftain Matt Mosley caught up with Jason Peters, arguably the league's most hated player among Buffalo Bills fans, at Philadelphia Eagles camp on Tuesday.

Mosley grabbed the big left tackle for a few minutes of one-on-one time and asked him a variety of questions.

Bills' fans still are sore over the way Peters boycotted training camp and all four preseason games last summer and eventually forced a trade in April.

The entire interview is enlightening, but I'll share two snippets that will resonate most in Western New York.

Mosley: How big is the difference between playing for the Bills and now playing for the Eagles?

Peters: It's night and day. In Buffalo, not having a chance to get in the playoffs was pretty rough. You might get off to a strong start, but then you lose four or five in a row and you're out of it. And then I was trying to get a contract done. If you're human, that's going to affect you. Sometimes I'd be thinking about it too much. Now, I've got a chance to go to the Super Bowl. The work ethic is stronger here. There's a lot more running and conditioning. That first minicamp was a wakeup call for me. I think we ran something like 16 100-yard sprints. We didn't do that in Buffalo.

Mosley: Just from looking at the stats last season, you gave up some sacks and had too many penalties. How do you explain that?

Peters: Hey, I was in Hawaii [at the Pro Bowl]. Players know, coaches know. A lot of times guys go up against me and get embarrassed. I can't win them all, though. I'm not perfect.

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