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Bills players comment on Patriots, 49ers

Posted Oct 1, 2012

WR Stevie Johnson

Monday, October 1, 2012

On having opportunities to stop the momentum from swinging the Patriots way:

Yeah, there were opportunities out there and we just have to play a full game instead of halves. We cannot be a team of either first half or second half. We have to be able to play hungry throughout the entire game.

On how to bounce back from the other team gaining momentum mid-game:

All I can think of right now is just killer instinct. We have to build up our killer instinct. How? I do not know. We just have to make plays I guess.  We need to develop that killer instinct as an offense.

On if he gets angry when something goes wrong offensively:

Yeah, but that will anger anybody. If I was to miss a pass I am sure (Ryan Fitzpatrick) would be mad at me. So when he misses something where I am open, yeah I will be mad at him also. That is with anything. That does not mean there is an issue between us. That is just competitors wanting to compete and win. Yeah, it frustrates you but you have to move onto the next play. That is pretty much it.

On if this game stings more than most:

It is all the same. A loss is a loss. We wanted to win, yeah we wanted to win but we have to move onto San Francisco. This is going to be a big week now.

 

RB C.J. Spiller

Monday, October 1, 2012

On how he felt when he woke up:

Disappointed from the game. Physically I was fine. I was able to get a lot of treatment in last night before I went to bed, so I woke up a little sore. Whatever, it is better but just disappointed from the outcome of the game.

On how to stop things from going wrong once they start:

You just have to have the mindset that things are going to happen during the course of a game. You are going to have your ups-and-downs. You just have to know how to handle both situations. I think we are a team that will figure it out, hopefully sooner rather than later, how to get rolling. I thought we left some opportunities out there. We just have to try to correct it as much as we can and we will be fine.

On how to improve the team’s mental toughness:

Every man has to look in the mirror and ask themselves are they mentally strong. Coach Gailey can get up there and try to give us scenarios, but at the end of the day it is going to come down to that individual-if you are mentally strong or not. I think we have a lot of guys on this team that are and hopefully it will rub off onto the rest of the team. Once we become a mentally tough team, I think we will be fine. I think we do a great job knowing how to put wins and losses behind us and knowing how to move onto the next opponent. That is what I expect us to do this week. 

 

OG Kraig Urbik

Monday, October 1, 2012

On getting injured and losing to the Patriots:

It is always a disappointment to lose a game and obviously going out in the first quarter like that. It is always heartbreaking to not finish the game.

On how he is doing:

Fine. Going to take it day-by-day and see how it goes from here on out.

On not being able to avoid his injury:

Yeah, you cannot really avoid if a guy falls on your leg. It is just part of football and it happens sometimes. Unfortunately it has happened to me the past three years. It is just disappointing.

On if he has a timetable for his return:

They have not told me anything yet. I will probably be out this week for sure. We will see how it goes after that.

 

OT Chris Hairston

Monday, October 1, 2012

On his familiarity working with OG Andy Levitre:

I played a few snaps with Andy (Levitre) last year. I think every one of those snaps will help me with the continuity, with the communication and the fits on blocks. We work on it every day.

On having a chance to help this unit rebound:

Anytime I get a chance to be out there and help the team it is great. I think this week is going to show how this team comes together, circles the bandwagons up and goes out to play a good game.

On the 49ers being a big physical team:

Yeah. O-line takes pride in playing against good teams and doing what we can and asserting our dominance. This week is going to be a tough test with the guys we got coming up against.

On not getting as many reps at left tackle during Training Camp:

I would be lying if I said it was not frustrating, but that is how the game is. You just have to understand my role on the team. Whenever my name is called, I have to be ready to do what I have to do.

 

DT Marcell Dareus

Monday, October 1, 2012

On if the defense has suffered a setback:

No, no setback. Just have to move forward. Thing happen. A tale of two halves.

On if mental toughness can be developed:

I really think it can. When I was in college it was grown. Coach Saban really instilled it in a lot of the players and that is where we are now. It was a tough one. We still have to work on it.

On why the defense could not do something to stop the run:

(Run) fits. That is what it all came down to was (run) fits (in) the defense and they found holes that kept working. They found something that kept working. We are going to fix it and we will see them next time.