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Time to forget about Miami

The air is one of disappointment mixed with frustration.

It was a game the Buffalo Bills feel they should have -- and could have -- won.

But all agree that there is little time to dwell on Sunday's 25-16 loss to Miami Dolphins with the New York Jets coming to town this weekend.

"It's hard when you lose to leave it and to let it go regardless of what's coming up. But you have to," Bills coach Dick Jauron said. "When they come back Wednesday, they have to let it go because it's not going to help anybody if they don't. We just have to correct our errors and move on."

While the Bills have had fourth-quarter magic throughout the first part of the season, their proficiency in the final 15 minutes evaporated in Miami with four turnovers and a safety.

"Watching the tape it just seems one thing went wrong, then another thing went wrong and it just kind of kept going," quarterback Trent Edwards said. "We never could stop the bleeding. We never could give our defense a rest. It was one of those games where the flood gates just opened in the fourth quarter. I've been a part of those games in the past and it's frustrating to come in the next day and watch the film.

"There's still a lot of positive to gain from this as well. There aren't guys walking in here with their heads down. There's not guys that are really dejected right now. We're just more frustrated because we feel we were in a position to win a big football game and when it came down to the fourth quarter when we did it before, there was no reason why we couldn't do it again. But for some reason, the flood gates opened and it never seemed like it was going our direction."


Edwards certainly likes the idea of having Jauron stick around for a few more seasons. The organization and Jauron seem to have reached an agreement on a contract extension though neither side will discuss it.

"I'm very, very excited about Coach Jauron getting extended," Edwards said. "It puts a lot of players in this locker room at ease knowing that our head coach is going to be here. He's not going anywhere else. He's ours. We're going to play for him. We're going to play for him the rest of the season and the next three following that. It's very well-deserved."


Jauron said he thought Terrence McGee probably was not 100 percent healthy against Miami as the cornerback played through a knee injury.

Still, strong safety Donte Whitner thought McGee handled the situation well and would be ready for the Jets game.

"The obvious thing was Terrence and his knee and the plays he gave up," Whitner said of the struggles in the secondary against the Dolphins. "He knew going into the game he wasn't 100 percent and that they were going to attack him. But he was still in position on a lot of those to make plays. So after another week of getting healthy he should be ready to go. He's getting closer and closer to his normal self."


The latest injury report on wide receiver Josh Reed is that he sprained both his Achilles' tendon and his ankle while right guard Jason Whittle suffered a quadriceps strain.

Jauron said they would know more about the status of both players later in the week.


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