More optimism, less doom and gloom surrounds Bills

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill is sacked by Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams...

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill is sacked by Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams during the second half at Sun Life Stadium. (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:47 PM ET

At this point a year ago, the Buffalo Bills were 3-4. Same as this year.

So why is there so much less gloom, and so much more optimism, surrounding this club?

Seven reasons:

1. DOUG MARRONE: The new head coach boldly put up motivational signs around One Bills Drive in the spring, reminding not just players but everyone in the organization what their ultimate goal should be, and is: to win a Super Bowl. Some laughed. Cynics snickered. But players didn’t. Perhaps the best message Marrone continually reinforces, emblazoned on a banner inside the team’s indoor practice facility is “Don’t confuse effort with results.”


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