Training Camp Blog: Bills Move-In Day
PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- Bring in the mattress and the big screen TV.
The Buffalo Bills began arriving Tuesday at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, where they'll sack up in the dorm rooms for the next few weeks of training camp.
Furniture, bedding, electronics and other personal effects found their way into the residence hall on Tuesday.
While the players might not necessarily be excited about re-living their college housing situations, those we talked to certainly seemed to be feeling a good vibe about the team's prospects this season.
The Bills hold the dubious distinction of the NFL's longest current playoff drought of 12 seasons.
But veterans Eric Wood and Kyle Williams, even general manager Buddy Nix did not dodge the fact that there are major expectations for the Bills in 2012, from both inside and outside of the organization.
"We’ve done some things right, I think, and we’ve probably made some mistakes along the way," Nix said. "But it’s time to close it out and win some games and until we do it is not complete."
The acquisition of star defensive end Mario Williams headlined an offseason that many around the league deemed a success. Add that to what the Bills hope was a solid draft, along with several key contributors returning to health, and the club is genuinely confident about what they can achieve this season.
"I feel like we are a few steps ahead of where we have been in the past," said Williams. "With guys that we have added and some experience that we have that has been here, so I think that is a lot of the reason for the excitement."
The Bills will hit the field Wednesday for some conditioning drills, then it's the first official practice of training camp on Thursday.