ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Younger Bills and veterans alike can only look forward to next year, not even 24 hours after a tough loss in the playoffs, the franchise's first trip there in 17 seasons.
It was time to clean out the lockers inside New Era Field for players returning from Jacksonville, where the Bills lost 10-3 to the Jaguars.
For veteran and team captain Eric Wood, who's spent his entire career in Buffalo, it was his first taste of the postseason. He wants more.
“It always feels good not going into a coaching search, having stability there and we finished the season with some momentum," said Wood. "Obviously yesterday didn’t end the way we wanted, but there’s a lot to build on and I’m excited for 2018.”
“Man, I wanted to be in the last one, so anytime you don’t do that, it’s a disappointment," said Tre'Davious White, the team's standout cornerback who just wrapped his rookie season. "Just being a competitor, but snapping that 17-year drought was a big step and now we laid the foundation and we know what to expect for years to come.”