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“It showed he wanted to be here. He was in it for the long haul,” Wood said. “Where Buffalo went out and tried to bring in a bunch of bigger-name guys, he’s the guy that wanted to be here. And that’s ultimately what we wanted.”
Gailey deflects praise for what happened, saying he had no ulterior motive that day except to do what he thought was right.
“That’s for other people to decide whether it’s had a long-term effect or whether that made a statement,” he said.
Gailey, however, will agree that the Bills have made strides, having begun to evolve into the tight-knit, confident team he envisioned they could be.
Two years later, Gailey’s reminded that there’s been no hint of hecklers at training camp this summer.
“I think everybody’s genuinely excited. And they have a right to be, I believe,” Gailey said. “It’s not night and day, but it’s night and dawn. Because I believe daylight’s coming.”