Originally written on Down and Distance  |  Last updated 11/13/14
Buffalo Bills’ defensive end Chris Kelsay said Monday that after reviewing the tape on Monday he noticed certain defensive players weren’t playing hard (Credit: AP Photo) To say the Buffalo Bills defense has been awful this year is like saying the Sun will come up tomorrow. With one of the worst defenses in the NFL, it is not surprising to say some of the Bills’ defensive players are not playing hard enough. What is surprising, is when one of the team’s own players comes out to say teammates aren’t playing hard enough. That is exactly what defensive end Chris Kelsay did Monday after watching tape of Sunday’s loss against the Tennessee Titans. Michael David Smith from ProFootballTalk.com explains what Kelsay said on Monday “You watch the film and not everybody was playing hard every snap and that’s unacceptable,” Kelsay said. Kelsay said he thinks it may be on players like him to personally get in the faces of teammates who aren’t giving their all. “We might have to grab guys by the shirt collar and tell them to get to moving,” Kelsay said. “It’s nothing personal, but we’re relying on you. Myself included. If I’m not doing my job I expect Kyle [Williams] to grab me by the neck and tell me to get going. That’s what it’s going to take. We’ve got a lot of young guys. We’re going to get everybody on the same page.” Kelsay didn’t name any names of teammates who aren’t trying, although he did suggest that Mario Williams isn’t going 100 percent because he’s hurt. “I’d take Mario Williams at full health and full speed probably over anybody else in the league,” Kelsay said. “At the same time I’d take Sean Ferguson, who we cut, over a guy that’s playing 50 percent, and I think our coaches would too. The playmakers have to make plays and the way you do that is giving all out effort every play.” Ultimately, Kelsay says, there’s just no way he can tolerate being part of a defense that plays the way Buffalo’s defense is playing. “It’s inexcusable,” Kelsay said. “It’s a blessing to be in this league and to go out there and lay an egg there are no excuses for it.” Follow us on Twitter @DownandDistance Down and Distance Executive Editor - Brett Krummenacker @BKrumm_SKThe post Bills’ Chris Kelsay calls out teammates who aren’t playing hard appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE.
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Kentucky remains unbeaten after thrilling win over ND

Alabama DT arrested on domestic violence charges again

John Calipari blasted for postgame interview

WATCH: MJ, Tom Brady play pickup game in Bahamas

WATCH: Wrong national anthem played for El Salvador


WATCH: Russell Wilson smashes HR in Rangers BP

John Fox: Jay Cutler will have to earn starting QB job

Report: Shaka Smart, Gregg Marshall candidates for Texas

Kurt Warner is helping to turn around Colin Kaepernick

Bizarre call allows Duke to cover spread against Utah

Saints love TE Josh Hill following Jimmy Graham trade

Sam Dekker's hot shooting sends Wisconsin to Final Four

Jim McElwain complains about Florida roster

Mark Few: I put Coach K up there with John Wooden

WATCH: Enes Kanter embraces boos in return to Utah

Mariners prospect dies from boat accident injuries

T.J. Ford sends heartfelt tweet about Rick Barnes

Bruins coach suits up as backup goalie

Tennessee fans show love for Bruce Pearl on campus rock

Louisville guard turned off phone after clutch NC State win

Steve Spurrier hung out with Kenny Chesney before concert

Winnipeg Jets prospect had a rough night on the ice

Did Dean Smith’s gifts to former players violate NCAA rules?

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

John Fox: Cutler will have to earn job

Texas eyeing Shaka Smart, Gregg Marshall?

WATCH: Brady jumps off cliff in Costa Rica

WATCH: 2 Chainz beats Nique in HORSE

Elite Eight preview and predictions: Notre Dame vs. Kentucky

Elite Eight preview and predictions: Arizona vs. Wisconsin

NFL owners chose cost over game integrity

Be careful how loudly you cheer on Mo'ne Davis' olive branch

James Harden and the collective consciousness

Hottest coaching seats in NBA

Under-the-radar NL MVP candidates

Notre Dame’s coach makes first Elite Eight

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.