Bills Players

Jordan Poyer, S

(On how the Patriots were able to execute to score on their last drive)

“I mean, we’ve just got to find a way to get a stop, whether that’s taking the football away, playing better situational football. That’s a situation that as a defense, we like to feel like we can thrive in. Those are the types of situations that you want to be in at the end of the game, be able to close the game out for your team. Unfortunately, it wasn’t that way today and good thing we’ve got a short week and we got to play on Thursday.”


(On how he would describe the feeling in the locker room right now)

“It’s a tough loss. Any time you lose in the NFL, it’s tough. You put a lot of work in throughout the week to come out on top and any time you lose, especially in the division, it’s tough. Like I said, we’ve got a short week this week and I know we’ll find a way to bounce back.”


(On his forced fumble)

“Just trying to find a way to get the ball back to our offense and give us a chance. We hadn’t had a takeaway all game and just trying to make a play on the football. The ball presented itself, and I was able to just punch it clean.”


(On Mike Gesicki being a tough guy to have a good matchup for)

“I mean it is, yeah. He’s 6’4”, 6’5” and he’s a big target. We came after him and he just made a good throw and catch. That’s the game of football.”


(On why the Patriots were able to have success throwing the ball today)

“I think when you have that success on the ground, it just opens up the pass game, whether it’s the play-action or the boot game. Because then you start getting guys playing downhill and then they’re able to throw some routes behind the underneath defenders. So coming into each game, understanding that we’ve got to be able to stop the run to make a team one-dimensional, and we weren’t able to do that today. They were able to run the ball and that helped with their play-action game and their boot game.”


(On his message to his teammates at this point)

“This is a long season. This is a very long season. 4-3, maybe not where we wanted to be at the beginning of the year, but we’ve got a short week this week and the games are going to keep coming. No reason to sulk into this one and turn one loss into two. We’ll hit it on the plane, watch the tape on the plane and tomorrow we’re on to Tampa Bay. This is a long season and just make sure that you don’t want to turn one loss into two losses, especially on a short week.


Micah Hyde, S

(On the final Patriots drive.)

“Big plays, big plays. The first-and-ten screen, we’ve got to rally to him and get him down. A couple of dink and dunk plays that they got. They worked their way down the field and worked the clock. It was just poor execution by us as a defense. We’ve got to do better.”


(On the defense.)

“I felt like we gave them too much in the first two drives. I’ve got to look at the play-by-play to see rushing yards and all that stuff, but it’s just we didn’t play our brand of football today. We gave them a little too much and obviously it came down to that last drive. This is the NFL and coming down to the last two minutes of the game, you’ve got to execute and get off the field. We just didn’t do it.”


(On the trouble with defending scripted plays the last couple games.)

“The first couple of games in the season we spoke about that. The scripted plays, you’re trying to get a feel for what they are doing and also defensively you’re trying to get off the field and get takeaways and the first two drives we couldn’t do that.”

(On where the team is after the two losses and the close win)

“It’s the NFL man, it’s week to week. You have to go out there and play your best ball each and every week. It’s a match-up league. Obviously we know the Patriots pretty well and they know us really well. We knew they were going to try and run the ball and keep our offense off the field. We just weren’t able to get off the field. No panic none of that, it’s a week-to-week league like I said, and the good thing is we got a Thursday night game coming up. A short week and we’re able to flush that and learn from it.”


Dawson Knox, TE

(On Dalton Kincaid’s Production)

“Definitely a bright part of the game. He’s a weapon to be used. So hopefully that will keep his confidence up. The more weapons we have on offense, the more we can spread the ball around, the more versatile we can be. The harder it is to defend every part. Definitely happy for him. Hopefully that will continue building.”


(On eliminating the mistakes)

“It’s a week-by-week league. Again, they got a good defense. Very well coached. They had a great plan for us. We came out with some halftime adjustments and started getting the ball moving. If we knew what the answers were, we wouldn’t be in this position. We’ll get the film, again it’s a short week so we have to move on pretty quickly.”


(On if the offense needs to recalibrate)

“We are focused on getting the corrections for this game. Then focusing on our next game on Thursday night. No one is trying to project where we are going to land, seeding for playoffs, the division. No one is doing that. So we have to focus on today and tomorrow and the next game coming up.”


(On his confidence in the caliber of the team)

“Yeah. We have a standard we want to uphold. I feel like things have changed. Every team in the league is good. Again, It’s a week-by-week league. We have to focus on us and our execution.”


Dalton Kincaid, TE

(On his performance)

“If we don’t win, it’s not much to me. I don’t care about stats at that point. If (the ball) comes my way I’m just doing what I can to get as many yards as possible. When the ball comes my way, I’m just doing what I can to execute.”


(On if the Patriots did anything they didn’t expect)

“No, not in particular. Coming in we knew they had a more exotic defense just with their personnel. We just have to watch the tape, learn from it and see where we went wrong.”


(On the team starting slow)

“Watch the tape, figure out where we are going wrong and make those corrections. I think every week we want to come out with a hot start and we just weren’t able to do that today.”


Latavius Murray, RB

(On the game)

“It came down to us executing and we just didn’t do it. We aren’t playing consistent enough or starting fast enough. We turned it around toward the end but you can’t just turn it on, it’s a little too late. There’s good things to take away from today, obviously, but we have to figure out a way to start faster. Just get back to work. That’s all you can do. Get back to work, focus on Thursday and find a way to win.”


Connor McGovern, OL

(On the game)

“I feel like today, all throughout the day, communication was a strong point. From Josh [Allen] giving us the calls to Mitch [Morse] identifying everything and relaying it. I felt we were very comfortable with that. Luckily we have a game Thursday so a quick turnaround. We just have to start faster. The past two games, we have to start clicking faster.”


(On coming back in the fourth quarter)

“We know it’s a crucial moment and we all lock in on what we have to do and take care of that. No one looks at the clock and no one gets down on themselves. I know at any point that we are still in the game and we can win at any time. At no point does anyone on this entire team think we are out of the game. We know we can score and we can score fast.”


(On the Patriots defensive front)

“I think they are a strong front. They move around good and they communicate well. I think we were able to hold them for most of the day but overall they are a good front.”


Mitch Morse, C

(On the changes made in the second half)

“We tried to keep our poise and not let the first half exacerbate our emotions. Just go out and execute. At times we did and at times we didn’t. Doesn’t take an expert to see that.”


(On if the team needs to recalibrate)

“We are going to have to execute. When we do things well, things go well and when we don’t, the scoreboard usually dictates that. Just wasn’t up to par and it starts with me.”


Taron Johnson, CB

(On the last Patriots’ touchdown)

“I mean they made a good throw and catch and sometimes that’s just how it goes sometimes.”


(On the problems on the last drive)

“I feel like we didn’t do a good job of tackling. There were some missed tackles that we had and then just the fact that, yeah, I would say that is the biggest thing. It was missed tackles, and then execution.”


(On the disappointment of the loss)

“I mean it is tough, we have a short week though, so we just have to move on as fast as possible. We just need to make sure we learn from this, I know I will.”


(On what is the message after this game)

“Just learn from it and move on. I say that was the biggest thing, just learning from it. We are not going to let this beat us twice, you know what I’m saying? We have to be ready to go on Thursday so just learn from it and move on.”


(On the emotion from a difficult loss)

“To be honest, I feel the same way no matter who we are playing. I don’t want to lose to no matter who we are playing. It is just like, it’s tough, but at the same time we are resilient and we are going to bounce back.”

Jordan Phillips, DT

(On the difficulty of the loss)

“We just have to execute, every game is going to come down to one possession most likely, and it is going to be whoever is going to execute at the end and we just didn’t execute.”


(On if there’s frustration from the end of the last two games)

“I wouldn’t say that, we’re not going to freak out. We’re a great team, and just need to clean some stuff up. We need to stick with our process. Our process is working and just need to execute on both sides of the ball and on special teams. Just all around play better.”

(On what is the message after this game)

“We just have to – even though what our record is, what is our record now, 4 and 3. Even though we are 4 and 3, like everybody, we are going to get their best shots whatever that is. Because we are a team that everyone wants to beat, and we need to stop playing down to different people. We have to do our thing and play Buffalo Bills football and we haven’t done that the last couple of weeks even though we won last week.”


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