Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams says he and his teammates are good enough that they could be right in the thick of the AFC East race.
But the Bills are 4-8 and about to miss the playoffs for the 10th straight year, and Williams says he’s figured out what the problem is: He and his teammates are stoopid.
“I think above all else, that’s what really kind of sticks in your craw,” Williams said. “To know that everything was so close, and the way things are shaking out in the division that, other than our own stupidity, we could’ve been there.”
Williams was referring specifically to several mistakes late in close games. The Bills have kept the game close into the fourth quarter in seven of their eight losses, but they’ve been outscored 112-67 in the fourth quarter.
“It’s frustrating for the most part to be that close, to have it within grasp, and it seems like almost every time it slips away,” Williams said. “That’s a product of looking in the mirror and saying, ‘I didn’t do enough.”‘