Communication Key For Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.-Perhaps lost the thrill of destroying the New York Jets was the fact that the Jets completely shut down the Bills running game.

The Jets held the Bills to just 68 yards on 38 carries. C.J. Spiller was visibly frustrated while gaining just 6 yards on 13 carries. After Sunday's game Bills head coach Doug Marrone said he told Spiller to get after the offensive line. Spiller took a different approach in discussing things with the lineman. Instead of yelling Spiller decided to take a different tone.

"Everybody on the sidelines saw that I was frustrated coming off the field and I was as soon as you get the ball you don't want to be getting hit for a negative loss. But I didn't go over there and yell at the guys. I don't want you all to think I'm being selfish or something else. I have a certain way that I handle it.
I talked to the guys and I encouraged them. I told that we'll get it going and not to worry about it. Put that series behind us. I think the one when (Erik) Pears got beat one time on Pace and he tackled me. I told him don't worry about it. Move on because that's what you've got to do. If you dwell on the last series then you can't focus on doing what you've got to do the rest of the game."

Spiller added that the lines of communication are open but wants to make certain he treats all his teammates with respect. "I wouldn't have a problem with those guys coming to me and telling me well you need to hit the ball up inside and stop doing what you're doing. And I won't take offense to that. I won't shy away from it and I'll go look at the film and I agree with them so its just about holding each other accountable and not being disrespectful to your teammate."

Bills Center Eric Wood said no will be offended because the players all have one common goal, and that's winning."If someone needs to say something its not going to offend people. We're all in this together and we all want the same thing and that's to win. So whatever it takes. "

The Bills have a bye this week and play Atlanta in the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Sunday December 1st. Head coach Doug Marrone outlined his plans for the bye week. "The thing for me it's really the media that has fatigued me the most (laughs). Honestly, I'm going to work, I think the staff, the later part of the week we'll have off. We'll get everything ready to go, we know that Atlanta plays Thursday and it'll be a short week so we don't think they'll change that much. They're playing an in division team in the Saints, so we'll just see form an injury standpoint where they're at or see if they change anything or what might be going on there. We'll take some time over the weekend to recharge ourselves and we'll come back and I think it's important to make sure we're rested up and we're fired up and go. I give a lot of credit to the coaches and the team. We come off of three straight losses, it's tough, you've got to stay the course, handle the adversity, handle a lot of questions that you may have whether it's from yourself or people on the outside. It's been a tough couple of week s for everybody. I think that the coaches and the players have handled it real well and it was very important to come away with a win yesterday."


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