inkstained bandwidth-wasting wretches in the media, the loser’s locker room always offers a little more human emotion.
And after a gut-twisting, 25-24 loss to the Patriots on Monday night, the Bills’ locker room was about what you’d expect.
Donte Whitner, the Bills fourth-year safety, had a tear rolling down his cheek as he spoke.
“I wanted to shut everybody up who doesn’t think we’re a good football team,” said Whitner, who finished with 10 tackles. “We had our opportunity. We wanted to win, we needed a win, we had a win. We let it go and it’s tough. It’s only the first game but we can’t lose like this, we can’t lose these games. Eleven=point lead, four minutes to go in the game and we lost it. . . . We did exactly what we expected to do in the first three-and-a-half quarters. We didn’t care who their quarterback was.”
Asked if he’d ever experienced a more difficult loss, Whitner said, “No. We had them.”
Bills wideout Terrell Owens, meanwhile, had nothing to say. He had one ball thrown his way in the first half (in. . .complete). He finished the game with two catches for 46 yards.
“You’re wasting your time,” Owens said when reporters approached him in the Bills locker room. “I got nothing to say.”
UPDATE: T.O. tweeted on his way to the airport, throwing out, “Congrats 2 the Pats!! On the bus headed 2 airport. Cn’t wait 2 get hm & get n the bed….We’ll b ready next week! I promise u that!!”