“The thing about the game at Buffalo is that we weren’t able to get too much going on offense. You figure when the defense holds a team to 14 points, offense can do enough to win that game, but we weren’t able to do enough to get things going and we couldn’t get a flow going. It was tough and it was frustrating, but one thing we do, we keep fighting. We tried to sneak one out, but we fell short.
“I didn’t even know until the end of the game that we had like eight penalties on the offense alone and I was like, ‘Man, that’s ridiculous.’ I remember some of the penalties early because we kept getting backed up and then had another penalty and we were backed up even more. Eight penalties on offense, that’s just unacceptable.
“Bad field position puts stress on everybody. It makes play calling harder and there’s a lot of stuff and really when you’re in that situation you really need a big play to get out of that situation and get a drive going and if you can’t do that, it’s tough to get out of those situations with just running the ball.
“We just haven’t been able to run the ball the way we’ve wanted to and that’s tough alone because it allows the defenses to play a lot of coverage to us and until we can prove that we can run the ball, that’s what we’re going to see.
“This is the toughest span of the season, having three games in 12 days starting with Buffalo, so it’s a very tough stretch and it’s tough on the body. No doubt would I prefer to have a home game the game before Thanksgiving, it’d be great if we could do without all the traveling and have three straight home games, that’d be perfect, but either way it’s strenuous on the body.
“Physically I’m a little banged up, but everybody is right now, nobody is even close to 100-percent right now. Mentally I’m fine. You just have to keep on pushing, that’s one thing I’ve learned. Being here we haven’t had a chance to have winning seasons, but at the same time, you have to keep pushing. Shawn (Jefferson) is in my ear all the time, ‘You’ve got to keep fighting, you can’t ever stop.’ That’s one thing that I feel has rubbed off on the whole receiving group.”
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