Evaluating mental toughness
Well I guess when it rains, it pours. That expression seems to be the only way to describe what happened to Bills on Sunday, in a sequence of events that we've seen too many times against the Patriots.
The Bills' collapse is one of the big topics of conversation around the NFL. It's so rare that we see a team holding a 14 point second half lead, only to be outscored 45-7 the rest of the way. Remember, we saw the Bills do that to the Bengals two years ago. The team was down 31-14 at halftime, and pulled out a 49-31 win. They got to be on the other side of the coin Sunday. After Stevie Johnson unveiled "why so serious" in that 2010 game, we were questioning the Bengals' mental toughness. So is it fair to do the same to the Bills?
"It has not been a concern, but you cannot be ahead 21-7 in the third quarter, and if we are mentally tough like we need to be, that game does not end up the way it ended up," said Chan Gailey. "That is my responsibility is to work on the mental toughness and the mindset of this football team."