The Buffalo Bills have come into the 2015 NFL season with a brand new swagger that has been sadly lacking in previous years.
Despite some feeling like the Bills could struggle in Rex Ryan's first year as head coach, they backed up their swagger and optimism by beating a potential Super Bowl contender in the Indianapolis Colts.
This week, the Bills face their AFC East rivals the New England Patriots, and the coach and his players have been quick to reveal just how much they hate their noisy neighbours.
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During his press conference on Monday, following the Bills 47-14 win over the Colts, Ryan revealed that he hates the Patriots, and isn’t asking his players to keep their hatred of New England a secret, either.
"I can’t wait to see what our fans are gonna be like when you have the hated Patriots, I mean this kind of rival come into our stadium," Ryan said, via Buffalo News.
"I don’t think our fans need any more prompting, but I’m looking forward to it. I’m just so glad that we play the game here," he went on to add.
Bills safety Aaron Williams was even more blunt about his feelings toward New England, saying his games against them are personal..
“I hate New England,” Williams said. “It’s definitely personal for me.”
Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, who has just netted himself a very tidy $100M contract, also spoke out on the current Super Bowl champs.
“Don’t nobody likes the Patriots. Let’s just be honest about it now. Put it out there," Dareus added, putting more wood on the fire.
The Patriots won't fire back in a similar manner, but they could very well end up showing their own dislike of the Bills on the field at Ralph Wilson Stadium.