ROCHESTER, N.Y. (NEWS10) – NEWS10 ABC’s Josh Rultenberg is back out on the training camp trail.
He checked in on the New York Giants and Jets last week and on Thursday he was with another team who hasn’t made the playoffs in quite a while – the Buffalo Bills.
Due to the heat, head coach Rex Ryan lightened the workload for his players on Thursday. But with just two days separating the Bills from its preseason opener, the team knows it has its work cut out for them.
“I think that we have everything we need here to be able to make a push and win the division and to get to the super bowl,” said Reggie Bush.
It’s been 16 years since the Buffalo Bills have made the playoffs.
“I think everybody’s aware of that,” said Bush.
But Bush and company believe this season they can end the longest current drought in all four major sports.
“The thing we have to do is know that in the back of our mind, but not allow that to dictate who we are. The great thing about the NFL is it’s a what have you done for me lately league. So nothing they did last year is going to have a barring on what we do this year,” he said.
Speaking of last year, Rex Ryan is back for his second season as head coach.
“I am looking forward to getting this thing kicked off for real. It’s time to go play against somebody else,” Ryan said.
Tyrod Taylor is back under center and the offense has plenty of weapons it can feature.
“It’s up to us how dangerous we want to be, how effective we can be. We’re going to have to build the chemistry and that’s going to take time,” Bush said.
Defensively, head coach Rex Ryan brought in his twin brother, Rob to run the show because he knows what he wants to see.
“I want to see us communicate, I want to see us hit, I want to see us really run to the ball and be productive…:
Linebacker Preston Brown says the D, which dropped to 19th in the league last year, is up for the challenge.
“We have guys who are proven in this league and hopefully we can carry the torch and keep it going,” said Preston Brown, Bills Linebacker:
Now as far as Saturday’s preseason opener is concerned, head coach Rex Ryan said that his starters will play through the first quarter despite the injuries racking up. He says he wants to see what they’re made of. And that’s all going to happen against the Colts at Ralph Wilson Stadium.