At 3-1, and coming off wins over the Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons, the Buffalo Bills are almost halfway to their 2016 win total, sitting alone atop the AFC East. Bills safety Micah Hyde joined The Jim Rome Show Friday and talked about that fast start, and the rebuilt roster that’s come along with the Sean McDermott era.
“Were just a bunch of misfits that came here to Buffalo. We’re trying to have one common goal, and that’s win,” Hyde said. “Win throughout the week, and then come Sunday, find anyway we can to get a win.”
In his first season in Buffalo, Hyde’s already embraced the role of underdog. It’s an idea that comes from the fact that the entire Bills locker room has been slighted at some time in their NFL careers.
“We all play with a chip on our shoulder, just because we have been overlooked,” Hyde said. “We’ve been on different teams in the NFL. The coaches that are coaching us have been fired before. It’s just a bunch of guys that have a chip on their shoulders, that it’s just another opportunity to get it done and that’s exactly what we are trying to do. Its fueling us every single day.”
Hyde played his college football at Iowa before being drafted in the fifth round by Green Bay. And after four seasons making the playoffs with the Packers, Hyde left in free agency to a team that hasn’t made the playoffs since 1999.
After some early season trades made it look like the Bills front office was playing for the future, Hyde and his teammates have made a point of blocking out the noise and focusing week to week.
“We know what’s going on outside, we know we’re not naïve,” Hyde said. “We know we’re going to be underdogs, and people are saying sooner or later the Buffalo Bills are going to tank.”
That’s only added fuel to the fire of a team that’s one of the best stories in the NFL through the first quarter of the season.
“A lot of people are counting us out, and we love that way. We’re the underdogs going into each and every game and we wouldn’t want to have it any other way.”