Bills in search of identity as regular season begins to wind down
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WHEC) — After Monday’s loss to the Patriots, Bills Head Coach Sean McDermott harped on the importance of establishing a team identity in training camp.
As the season has progressed, it appears Buffalo hasn’t found the one.
They’ve traded wins and losses over the past eight games. The last string of consecutive wins came against the Texans and Chiefs on Oct. 3 and 10, respectively.
Following their 14-10 defeat at home, McDermott went on to say that it’s difficult to correct certain parts of the game this late in the year and it’s why they make such a valiant effort to do so in training camp.
However, Leslie Frazier believes the unique elements of each season can lead a team to discover that identity later in the year.
"Every season is different, as you know," Frazier said. "You’ve been around a long time, you go through some different things as you’re trying to find your identity. Sometimes, it takes December to really find out who you are as a team. I think we’re just about there. I think there are some things that will reveal over the last couple of weeks that will help us in the long run. You don’t want to be win one, lose one, you don’t want to be that. You really got to focus on that one game and for us this week, it’s Tampa Bay."
Buffalo looks to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time this year when they visit the Buccaneers on Sunday at 4:25 p.m.