The teams that succeed in the NFL are the teams who can bounce back once adversity rears its ugly head.
The Buffalo Bills (2-1), who were missing a number of key starters in a Week 3 loss to the Miami Dolphins (3-0), are already moving on to the next game.
The team’s starting left guard Rodger Saffold embodies every quality that makes this Bills team such a tough out for opponents.
Playing in his 13th season in the NFL, Saffold has seen it all. He was a part of a 2-14 St. Louis Rams team in 2011 and was a member of the 2018 Los Angeles Rams, who fell to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII.
When he speaks others listen.
After the team’s first loss on the season, Saffold took to Twitter to address Bills Mafia. He didn’t mince words, stating that his Bills team will bounce back.
It’s still #BillsMafia We’ll be FUCKING back! We don’t quit and we’re resilient! Monday morning we’re up and right back at it!!!— Rodger Saffold (@Rodger_Saffold) September 25, 2022
While it’s only a tweet, I believe this speaks to the culture that the Bills have worked so hard to cultivate.
In a league where the next play is the most important play and the next game is always the most important game, Saffold knows that the Bills can’t let one bad game affect the team’s next outing.
The Bills have lost consecutive games just once since November of 2020. The Bills go back on the road in Week 4 to face a dangerous Baltimore Ravens offense.
The Ravens should get an extremely focused Bills team next Sunday when the NFL will get to find out just how Buffalo responds to adversity.
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