The 16th training camp at St. John Fisher and the first under Rex Ryan ended on Tuesday.
As much as the Bills are looking forward to their own beds, they’re looking forward to their own spot in the NFL playoffs for the first time since 1999.
The Bills leave Fisher not with hope, but with confidence and belief.
“We expect to be in,” Head Coach Rex Ryan said. “We got a good football team. When we are looking at the numbers we are going to have to let a lot of good players go.”
This is not the first training camp that ends with talk of a playoff berth, but no other training camp featured as much talent on both sides of the ball.
“I think we definitely have more building blocks than we’ve had in the past,” defensive tackle Kyle Williams said. “I think that you can see, when I watch the film, that we’re ahead of where we’ve been in the past as far as players, as far as scheme, what we’re doing. I’m excited about it and a lot of things to look forward to.”
“We have all the right pieces. In my opinion, we have the best defense. And then we have a very explosive offense with a great special teams,” safety Aaron Williams said. “You add all those three together, it’s definitely a playoff team.”