The Buffalo Bills appeared poised to pull off a major comeback and save face in London against the Jacksonville Jaguars but didn’t have enough in the tank.
Instead, they saved their best shots for after the game.
A pair of Bills defensive backs — Nickell Robey and Stephon Gilmore — chose to make excuses for the loss instead of pointing to the their own teams’s failures.
First up was Robey, who argued against a late pass-interference call against him — twice. First after the game in the locker room, via Yahoo Sports’ Dan Wetzel, saying, “Terrible call.”
Then, after thinking about it a bit more, Robey decided to tell the world similar sentiments on Twitter.
Just in case anyone wondered how he felt, the ALL CAPS hammered it home. The young man is just begging for NFL discipline on that one.
It was a huge play. The Jaguars forced a 3rd and 15, and the spot foul cost the Bills 17 yards. Two plays later Blake Bortles hit Allen Hurns with an incredible touchdown catch to give the Jaguars the winning score.
The Bills weren’t done with the talking. Gilmore was asked about the Jaguars’ leading receiver in the game, Allen Robinson. Apparently, Gilmore was less than impressed with what he saw, telling Syracuse.com:
“He wasn’t really tough to guard if you watch the film,” Gilmore said. “He caught, I don’t know how many passes. He wasn’t tough to guard. If you watch the film it will tell you that.”
We’re happy to help, Stephon. Robinson all pass catchers in the game with 98 yards receiving on six catches, with a touchdown … which he beat Gilmore on.
The bitterness was palpable from the States. These are the comments made by a team that has lost its way and appears to be in denial about where it stands right now. Following a loss to the Jaguars, the Bills now are 3-4 and in dead last in the AFC East. Yes, even behind the Miami Dolphins, who fired their coach three weeks ago.
So there’s that.
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