If the Buffalo Bills go out Sunday and lay another egg against the San Francisco 49ers similar to what they did at home against division rival New England last week, at least the players will have one small advantage.
They won’t have to hear about it from the local media.
With a road game in San Francisco this Sunday followed by a trip to Arizona to face the Cardinals the following week, Bills head coach Chan Gailey has decided his team will stay out in the west coast all of next week in preparation.
Gailey explained his thought process Wednesday and admitted 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh had some input in his decision.
“San Francisco has done it the last couple of years,” Gailey said. “I talked with (Jim) Harbaugh and he thought there were some real positives of not making your team fly back-and-forth, putting them on a plane for five to six hours both ways and adjusting to the time change twice during the course of a year. That was the decision. I have never done this to be honest with you. It made a little bit of sense to me not to put your players through that. It is a little bit of a pain for everybody else involved: for the coaches, for the video people, for equipment and trainers. But it is better for the players. That is why you are doing it.”