Buffalo Bills Players Still Support Chan Gailey and Other AFC East News

Erik Frenz@ErikFrenzSenior Writer IOctober 17, 2012

Aug. 9, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA;  Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey and defensive back Leodis McKelvin (21) before a game against the Washington Redskins at Ralph Wilson Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-US PRESSWIRE
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There has been some outcry over a few of the decisions made by Bills head coach Chan Gailey.

Heck, I've been part of that outcry.

But the Bills players want nothing to do with it. Bills linebacker Bryan Scott said, per Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News:

"Everyone has counted us out, and he's the one who put things back in perspective. He's like, 'Look, this is where we stand. The season is far from over for us. There's so much football left to be played. Don't let the naysayers get in our heads.' Seeing a leader like that, how can you not stand behind that?"

Criticism is fair, even after a win, but the fact remains, the Bills won. There's no better way for the players to get behind the coach in a hurry than to pick up a win. That's not to say they weren't before, but were it not for a blocked field goal at the end of regulation followed by a huge interception in overtime, the tone might be a lot different.

What's more important for the Bills, though, is how they build on this momentum. The Bills need to do better both as a team and a coaching staff if they want to win in less dramatic fashion in the future.

Here are some more links around the AFC East.


New York Jets

Steve Hunter of the Sports Geek Jets blog breaks down why tight end Dustin Keller had an impact on the Jets offense even though he had one reception for six yards against the Colts.

Jeff Capellini of CBS New York says the Jets are not ready for a challenge like the Patriots.


Buffalo Bills

Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News touches base with Jim Wyatt of The Tennesseean to deliver a preview for the Bills-Titans showdown in Week 7.

Joe Buscaglia of WGR 550 Sportsradio reviews the Bills offensive and defensive lines in their win over the Cardinals.


Miami Dolphins

Adam Beasley of The Miami Herald says cornerback Richard Marshall hopes to play after the bye week.

Brian Biggane of The Palm Beach Post lists five things the Dolphins need to be addressing during the bye week.


New England Patriots

Field Yates of ESPN Boston relays Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels' explanation of the pass-happy offensive game plan from Sunday's loss to the Seahawks.

If you read one more breakdown of the Patriots defense, make it the one written by Matt Bowen of NationalFootballPost.com, who explained perfectly what happened on the final touchdown by wide receiver Sidney Rice over safety Tavon Wilson.


Erik Frenz is the AFC East lead blogger for Bleacher Report. Be sure to follow Erik on Twitter and "like" the AFC East blog on Facebook to keep up with all the updates. Unless specified otherwise, all quotes are obtained firsthand.