Sunday, September 8, 2013
Locker Room Buzz: Buffalo Bills
By Mike Rodak
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Observed in the locker room after the Buffalo Bills' 23-21 loss to the New England Patriots:
Win slips away: Defensive tackle Kyle Williams was frustrated by the loss, giving his team credit but lamenting that it let the victory slip through its hands. "Just because all of you say we're going to get beat by 50 and we get beat by [two points], that doesn't make me feel any better," said Williams, the team's longest-tenured player. "I've been here a long time. I just want to freaking win. We got to find a way to make the plays at the end of the day."
Jackson explains huddle: In the second quarter, with the offense sputtering, Bills coach Doug Marrone called a huddle on the sideline, with Fred Jackson giving a fiery follow-up speech once Marrone walked away. "I just told them that there were things that we were doing to ourselves. They didn't stop us in the first half. They were self-inflicted injuries to ourselves," Jackson said. "I said if we can get on our own way, we can get this thing rolling, and we did that in the second half. We went right down the field and scored a touchdown."
Goodwin injured; Searcy OK: Rookie receiver Marquise Goodwin left the game at halftime with what the team announced as a hand injury. He wasn't spotted in the locker room after the game. Safety Da'Norris Searcy said he is fine after staying on the sideline in the fourth quarter. "I was cramping bad, both calf muscles," Searcy said. "I had to come off and get a whole bunch of [fluids] and stretching, but it kept locking up on me. Just have to make sure I stay hydrated."