Buffalo Bills interim coach Perry Fewell met with the media late Tuesday to discuss his promotion following the firing of Dick Jauron earlier in the day. Fewell was mostly tight-lipped regarding his conversations with owner Ralph Wilson, his coaching future in Buffalo beyond this season and what he’ll tell the team when he meets with them on Wednesday.
One highlight, though, was when Fewell was asked about his coaching philosophy.
“Play like hell and win,” Fewell responded.
One of the first decisions facing Fewell will be who exactly is his starting quarterback — incumbent Trent Edwards or Ryan Fitzpatrick? Fewell said he’ll announce that decision on Wednesday. NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora reported earlier Tuesday — before the announcement of the coaching change — that Fitzpatrick would be named the starter. We’ll see if that holds true under the direction of Fewell.
Fewell and his staff will have three days of practice to prepare for Sunday’s game against the Jaguars, but he said Tuesday’s news hasn’t effected the team’s preparation since they found out later in the day. Fewell said he will call defensive plays against the Jaguars, but wouldn’t commit to that system for the rest of the season.
Fewell, who referred to the new title as the “opportunity of a lifetime,” said the solution for what ails the Bills is simple: Winning.
“We just need to go out and be succesful,” he said. “Get excited about what we’re doing . Win a football game. Just win one football game, and the rest will take care of itself.”