The Buffalo Bills fell to 6-3 on the season following a disappointing 19-16 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium.
Bills safety Micah Hyde did not back away from questions about that sequence when he was asked about it with Mike Schopp and the Bulldog during his weekly Buffalo Football Monday segment on WGR. Hyde also answered questions about the defense's roll in the loss to Cleveland, as well as Sunday's game being a bit of a homecoming for him.
Here is some of what he had to say:
"[It was a> learning lesson. I imagine it's a opportunity for us to learn from it. Obviously the outcome is not what we wanted. We're all competitors in this locker room, we want to win each and every game. To go out like that is not ideal. We'll learn from it, and this is a week-to-week league; you have to continue to progress, or else next week it can bite you in the ass again."
"We wanted to get a stop. We got excited on Jerry [Hughes'> play, obviously it was a good call by the refs with the forward [incomplete> pass, but after that, we wanted to go out there and get a stop. We were unable to, so it's one of those situations that you just have to [make a stop>. Someone has to spark the defense and make a play, and we weren't able to do that."
"That's the type of player that Tre'Davious is. We've been saying that all along. He's able to do things like that - going out there and match one of the best receivers in the league and hold his own. And not just hold his own, but compete and make some plays. I don't know how many pass breakups he had, maybe four, five, I don't know, [but> he was out there doing his thing, ballin'. It was definitely him on Beckham, which you could see just watching the game, and he went out there and had the game of his life."
"I feel like the offense did a good job of moving down the field. As a defense, we take the ownership of giving up the lead, but as far as the offense, we felt like they did a good job of moving the ball. They had some big, I think two big third down conversions - one to [Cole Beasley> and one to [John Brown>, if I remember correctly. They did a good job of moving the ball. They gave us a shot in the end, and that's all you can ask. At the end of the day, I'm a defensive player, so I'm going to ride with us having to get a stop in the fourth quarter."
"There's so many game situations throughout a week that we watch, whether it's in a team meeting or individually, that we go over certain type of situations all the time. We have faith in whatever Sean [McDermott's> decisions are in a game, we're gonna ride with them. If he felt like that was the best opportunity to wind [down> the clock, try to get one more play, see what happens and take a shot at the end zone... if that's what he wanted to do, we would've done that. I have no problem with the decision that Sean made. Obviously there's going to be people on the outside saying that we should have done this, should have done that, which you can always get better in those situations. But do I feel like that was the reason why we lost the game? Not one bit."
"I had a lot of people in town from an hour and 40 minutes away. A lot of people drove up. My family was there, and I played with a lot of guys on teams that I played with in the past or in college, so I knew a few guys, a few coaches. It was good to see their faces, but once again, it wasn't ideal to get of out there with a loss. We felt like we could've played a lot better."
You can listen to the entire interview below: