The Buffalo Bills surprised the NFL world last season, winning 13 games and making an appearance in the AFC Championship. Since they were so successful in 2020, they’ll enter this upcoming season as legitimate Super Bowl contenders.
Sky-high expectations could weigh a team down if they’re too busy reading the press clippings. However, the Bills appear to have the right mindset heading into this fall.
On Thursday morning, Bills safety Jordan Poyer was on NFL Network’s Good Morning Football to discuss a plethora of topics.
During that interview, NFL Network’s Kyle Brandt asked Poyer how Buffalo’s locker room will deal with all this hype surrounding about the team.
“We gotta go to work, man” Poyer replied. “We got the right people, we got the right pieces. Every season’s different. Sean [McDermott] really always talks about what happened last season doesn’t matter. We still have to come in and work, still have to earn our stripes. That’s just what the guys do.”
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— GMFB (@gmfb) July 15, 2021
That’s a smart message from Bills head coach Sean McDermott, who has taken the team to the playoffs in three of the last four years.
Buffalo has been taking steps in the right direction for the past two seasons. It would be disappointing to see the Bills take a step back this year, especially now that Josh Allen has reached his potential.
The Bills will start the 2021 season at home, as they’ll host the Pittsburgh Steelers.