The Bills lost nine of their last 11 games last season, but that doesn’t mean they lack confidence going into this one.
A simple playoff berth (their first since 1999) would be enough for many Bills fans, but during an appearance with Adam Schein and Rich Gannon on SiriusXM NFL Radio, running back C.J. Spiller was aiming much higher.
“We split with New England [last year],” Spiller said. “We had the Giants on the ropes. We are close to being a Super Bowl team.”
The lack of recent success hasn’t dampened the enthusiasm in the locker room, and Spiller told Schein and Gannon that the positive mindset is pervasive.
“Every year we expect to win and make the playoffs and make a run, but we don’t just want to make the playoffs, we’re trying to get to the Super Bowl,” he said. “Why get to the playoffs if you’re not trying to win the Super Bowl? That’s the ultimate and that’s what we talk about is being champions. If you’re not trying to be a champion as we say, ‘You’re in the wrong business.’”
The Bills added serious firepower to their defense this offseason with the signing of defensive end Mario Williams. That’s an acquisition not many expected they could pull off, so there may be a reason to expect the unexpected from them this season as well.