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6 opinions from Bills players on the team's mindset in Week 7

Tre'Davious White (27). Buffalo Bills Week 6 practice, October 15, 2020. Photo by Bill Wippert
Tre'Davious White (27). Buffalo Bills Week 6 practice, October 15, 2020. Photo by Bill Wippert

1. No lack of confidence for the Bills

Josh Allen and the Bills have not lost their confidence after a two-game losing streak. Allen said they are a confident group that has to execute their game plan on Sunday. 

"Shooter's shoot and we're going to keep shooting," Allen explained. "We're not going to let the last couple games throw us in the tank, we're going to keep trying to do what we do. Coach Daboll has to call a good game, and we're going to go out there and execute how we're supposed to execute. Once we get things rolling again on Sunday, that will obviously instill some confidence, but we're a confident group and we have a tough opponent this week."

2. Jordan Poyer felt a sense of urgency in practice today

Jordan Poyer reflected on last week and knows they have to play better with a lot more football games left to play. 

"You never want to give up the yards we've been giving up or the points we've been giving up," Poyer said. "This is this NFL football; you go through ups and downs during the season and you try to figure things out. I've been in this league long enough to understand there's a lot of football to be played. I felt this morning just a sense of urgency within our team, within our group, to get back on track and get back to how we know how to play football."

3. Cole Beasley: "I feel really good about this team."

After two straight losses, Cole Beasley knows that if you don't put your best foot forward every week you will lose. With that, he thinks as long as this team can execute what they need to that they can beat anybody.  

"Even over the last two weeks, I feel really good about our team," Beasley said. "I think the majority of our team, they're thinking that way as well. It's the NFL, you're going to lose sometimes … If you don't put your best foot forward every week you can lose, no matter who you play. So, we're just focusing on that, focusing on us, and we're not worried about who we play. As long as we execute as we know how to, we'll beat anybody."

4. Bills defense needs to find its identity

To start the season the Bills defense hasn't gotten to the level of play that they ended the season with last year. For Tre'Davious White it is all about finding an identity for this defense and he said once they do that, they will be fine. 

"It's a year-by-year league," White said. "We know that we just have to adjust on the run and try to find ways to be the best version of ourselves this year with this defense, and with the players that we have. We just haven't found that niche yet, and what's going to work for us. Is it going to be us holding teams to a low amount of points, is it going to be us holding teams to lower yards, is it going to be us taking the ball away? We have to find which type of defense is going to fit us. If we take the ball away, I feel like that's the best version we can get. Even if we are giving up yards, if we are taking the ball away that is giving our offense more possessions, and with the offense that we have, those guys are going to be lighting it up. So, if we can find our identity of what defense we are going to be, then we'll be fine."

5. Devin Singletary: "Committed to the process"

Ever since Sean McDermott came to Buffalo, he has instilled a "trust the process" mentality for this team. Devin Singletary brought that up today when talking about where this Bills team stands. 

"You have to be committed to the process without being attached to the results," Singletary stated. "So, if those results are good or bad, or whatever it may be, you still have to be committed to that process. That's the one thing that's being tested right now, and we must stay committed to the process for sure."

6. Stefon Diggs on learning from losses

Stefon Diggs said that you learn more from losses than you do wins, and he thinks that those lessons can help this Bills team later in the season.

"We've played some good teams throughout this year, it's not the end of the world," Diggs stated. "People want it to be the end of the world, but we're sitting at 4-2 with a lot to learn from these past two games. I think it will help us in the long run, especially in November and December when you're playing football and it's a different climate. I feel like we can learn a lot from those past two losses, and I feel like you learn more from losing than you do winning, so I'm just trying to learn from it and grow from it."

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