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Buffalo Bills news, 12/10: "accountability" key following loss to the Buccaneers

The Buffalo Bills spoke again on Monday from their locker room. "Accountability" was the key phrase.

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Stephon Gilmore had a great game, while Kyle Williams wasn't himself on Sunday.

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Doug Marrone Monday Press Conference - VIDEO -
"The Bills head coach talks about EJ Manuel's performance against Tampa Bay, getting the younger guys more involved, and getting Marquise Goodwin more playing time."

Bills Focus: Avoiding the Big Play - VIDEO -
"Buffalo's defense played well in the second half against the Bucs but a couple big plays in the first half put them in an early hole."

Accountability Monday - Bills Blitz - Buffalo News
"A day after a listless, lifeless and just downright horrible showing by the Bills during their 27-6 loss in Tampa Bay, accountability was the main topic during the player-interview segment during the hour the locker room was open to the media."

Bills notebook: Team veterans say they want a winning finish - Sports - The Buffalo News
"While the Bills’ slim playoff hopes still mathematically exist, the annual time of year has come for players to remind their peers and coaches as to who can be counted on to show up and keep playing hard with nothing but pride on the line so that the organization can figure who are the right players to keep during its quest to find a solution to ending its losing ways. The Bills haven’t made the playoffs since 1999."

Yielding big plays haunts Bills - Sports - The Buffalo News
"The Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers have combined for nine plays of 20 or more yards in victories over the Bills — a major reason the team’s streak of consecutive seasons without reaching the postseason is all but mathematically certain to reach 14."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Snaps To Increase For Bills' 'Unga
"It's a smart and savvy move by this coaching staff to see what they have in some of their younger players. At best, the Bills can see if one of these younger players can fill a potential need in the off-season. At worst, it can reaffirm to the organization that they need to get better at that position in the case that their younger players don't play well."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Marrone Takes Onus Off Manuel, Reaffirms Faith In QB's Potential
"While it's no surprise that Doug Marrone would back his young quarterback still with under double-digit starts in his professional career, it's still a little concerning that now there's talk of scaling things back for the rookie, along with lingering trouble with his reads and progressions."

Upon Further Review: Buffalo Bills Week 14 - ESPN
Mike Rodak wants the Bills to take a hard look at C.J. Spiller and Stevie Johnson the rest of the way. Are they the best players to have out on the field?

Doug Marrone trying to take heat off Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel - ESPN
"When you say you have to get better play at that position, are there things that hurt his level of play? Yes, obviously," Marrone said. "There's some things that happen up front. People batting a pass down, [players] near him. I don't care what quarterback you're playing with. When people are around him, it's very difficult."

CJ Spiller On The Bills - ESPN Video - ESPN
"Bills running back CJ Spiller discusses how a young Buffalo team will approach the final three games of the season."

Questions? We've got plenty - Sports - The Buffalo News
"No answers today, only questions" from Jerry Sullivan.

Bills likely scaling things back for E.J. Manuel | ProFootballTalk
"Manuel’s rookie season has been a mixed bag in terms of performance and the knee injury that cost him four games certainly didn’t do anything to help smooth out his transition to the pro game. Scaling things back at this point and then rebuilding things during the offseason sounds like a wiser move than continuing to force feeding things that aren’t working at this moment in time."

Inside The Bills | Jackson: Fans sick of turnaround talk
Fred Jackson admitted as much on Monday.

Inside The Bills | Goodwin play time to increase
"I think Marquise Goodwin - and I talked to coach Hackett about this I think we have to get him in there more," said Marrone. "I think T.J. has to work on becoming more consistent."

Guard 'Unga to see more playing time -
"Players like TE Chris Gragg, LB Ty Powell, H-back Evan Rodriguez and guard J.J. ‘Unga saw playing time this past Sunday. According to head coach Doug Marrone he’ll continue to provide opportunities to the young players who take advantage of it, most notably ‘Unga."

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