The Buffalo Bills have yet to make the playoffs this century, but wide receiver Robert Woods thinks the team will end their postseason dry spell and make the second season in 2014.
The Bills finished 6-10 last year and picked in the top 10 of the NFL Draft which seems to be an annual thing, but after close losses to the New England Patriots and overtime losses to the Cincinnati Bengals and Atlanta Falcons, the club was a few plays away from a winning record which is why optimism reigns supreme at Bills minicamp.
Speaking on CBS Sports Radio this morning, Woods thinks this is the year the Bills have what it takes to get over the hump and make the playoffs.
“Yeah, I think so,” Bills wide receiver Robert Woods said on The Morning Show. “I felt like last year (we’re) a couple plays (from) the playoffs. This year, we’ve just got to execute those plays. You can’t have those mental errors and some of those turnovers. It’s a very tight game. This is the NFL. So you’ve got to make the best out of every opportunity you have, and I think that’s the difference of us making the playoffs and us not.”
The Bills has a first-year head coach in Doug Marrone and a rookie quarterback in E.J. Manuel starting 10 games, so their second seasons should see an improvement and based on the early reports from minicamp, Manuel is poised for a strong sophomore campaign.
“You can already a see a difference from last year with his play,” Woods said. “(We’ve) just (got to) keep moving forward, get our timing down with a year of experience and just put some more work in. I think you’ll definitely see a better E.J. Manuel.”
Do you think the Bills end their postseason drought and break into the AFC playoffs this season?