Their opening performance in Week 1 against the Dolphins was not encouraging when it came to results, but the players on Buffalo’s offense remain resolute in their belief that they will improve and become more consistent with their play as season wears on.
Naturally the offense wanted to get off to a promising start and be air tight with their execution, but with a new offense to master at regular season game speed, the players and coaches realize it’s going to be a process that moves at a methodical pace rather than at light speed.
“We’ve got to get to a level of consistency throughout the ball game to get where we need to be,” said head coach Chan Gailey. “We have done it in preseason, but that was preseason and it doesn’t count. Now it counts and we’ve got to get to that level of consistency. That’s what we’ll be working on, this week and in the weeks to come.”
The players know they left opportunities out on the field Sunday, particularly in the third quarter when the defense and special teams helped to provide them with great field position near midfield on two consecutive possessions. Buffalo was forced to punt on both drives.
Players were frustrated and were quick to put it on their shoulders to improve the overall performance moving forward.
“I’ve got to do a better job of making guys miss,” said
“We’ll understand how they tried to play us for one, and what other defenses might try to do to us in the future,” said
As much as Sunday’s performance on offense may have reminded fans of the struggles of the recent past, the players trust in their head coach and their offensive staff and believe consistency will come sooner rather than later.
“We have a lot of talent on our offense and whatever Chan Gailey calls, we just have to execute that play,” said
“I don’t think our performance (Sunday) is going to affect the rest of our season,” said
In no way are the members of Buffalo’s offense content with what happened on Sunday. They know there were opportunities missed in what was largely a one possession game until the late stages. That’s why they’re confident and committed to making more consistent offensive play a reality.
“There are still 15 football games left to prove that,” said