Devin Singletary: Big things are coming, that’s my mindset

NFL: DEC 28 Bills at Patriots
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Bills General Manager Brandon Beane was asked about drafting a running back in the first round at a press conference earlier this month and said it was a consideration.

The Bills have drafted Devin Singletary and Zack Moss in the last two years, but Beane said he doesn’t think “either one of our backs are home run hitters” and that adding someone with that skill set could be appealing with the 30th overall selection. That assessment might be different had Singletary held onto pass from Josh Allen in the second quarter of the AFC Championship Game.

Singletary was open in the flat with room in front of him with the Bills up 9-7, but dropped the ball and the Bills punted the ball away. The Chiefs took the lead on the next drive and went on to the Super Bowl.

Singletary told Tyler Dunne of Go Long that the “hurt is only going to strengthen me” and that he plans to spend the yer “proving to myself” that he’s capable of being the man in the backfield for the Bills.

“When the opportunity presents itself, I’m going to be ready for the opportunity,” Singletary said. “When you got that mindset, there’s nothing else that can knock you off your pivot. That’s the mindset to have. When you stay ready, you don’t have to get ready. Big things are coming. That’s been my mindset.”

The addition of another back early in this year’s draft wouldn’t mean Singletary is going to lose all of his opportunities, but it would be a sign that the Bills are less certain than he is about what’s around the corner.

7 responses to “Devin Singletary: Big things are coming, that’s my mindset

  1. Even if the Bills draft an RB, Singletary will be an asset and contribute to the Bill’s success next season.

  2. Sounds like he’s not going to follow the narrative that says he’s supposed to be all hurt & disrespected by his GM saying “he’s not a home run hitter”. Good on him.

  3. That certainly was a game altering drop! Hopefully it truly lights a fire in him. He is a good running back!!!

  4. I don’t think the #Bills need to draft a RB in the 1st round or at all for that matter. The problem doesn’t lie in the RB room, it’s the Offensive line that needs to get better in run blocking. It’s easily overlooked because they played so well as a group protecting Allen that everyone assumes it’s the RB that’s not getting the job done. The Bills were a pass first run last team in 2020 and I assume it will be more of the same in 2021. If they want success running the ball then they need to do a better job creating lanes for their runners.

  5. Well, apparently he hasn’t read the report of McShay saying the Bills are trying to leapfrog the Jets and the Jags in the latter part of the 1st for Etienne. Lol

  6. I love the personal accountability, but young fella, you’ve had opportunities and haven’t taken advantage of them. What’s different now? I’d be surprised if Buffalo selects an RB this draft, but I’d also say that BBBeane isn’t happy with how the last 2, 3rd round picks we’ve spent on RBs has panned out.

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