Opponent Opinions: WR Lee Evans

Bills wide receiver Lee Evans seemingly always give the Dolphins problems whenever the teams meet, so it would make sense for him to relish those contests. This year's second game, however, has a different twist because it will be played in Canada. Evans shared his thoughts with South Florida reporters Wednesday on a variety of topics.

On losing the home field advantage playing in the dome instead of playing outside in Buffalo: "I guess it's one of those things that they always look forward to getting us down there in September in the heat, so we kind of look forward to getting them up here in the snow. Other than that, it's just another place to play a game. Bigger than that, it's a big game for both teams. It really doesn't matter where you play it."

On if the fans will follow them up there: "Oh yeah. It will be tremendous showing up there. We'll have a lot of support. It will definitely be a home field atmosphere."

On what is it about the Dolphins that he seems to play well against them: "I don't know if it's one thing or another, but it's certainly a big game and we always seem to play them in a critical part in the season, whether it's early and we're trying to get on a winning streak or late when we're trying to make a playoff run. I don't know. It's not really one thing or another. It's just playing the game I guess. It's a big rivalry as well so I know it means a lot to a lot of people, a lot of fans and the implications in the conference."

On if he sees a difference in the Dolphins secondary: "Oh yeah, no doubt about it. The guys are playing with a lot more confidence, especially (André) Goodman. He's playing at a much higher level than he was earlier. Joey Porter, getting a lot of respect is helping their cause as well. I think one of these things is they're playing with a lot more confidence."

On what went wrong the last 6 weeks after starting off 5-1: "Turnovers. I think that was one of the biggest parts that really started in the second half of that Miami game. A lot of turnovers that happened that really weren't really able to come back from and then score a lot of points. We won a lot of games because of the turnovers. Correcting them as of late gives us a chance and that's really all we can ask for."

On how important was Josh Reed's loss: "It was big. Josh does a lot of things that don't necessarily show up on the stat sheet, but playing without the ball and being very, very active in the running game. Just doing little things that you don't necessarily see. Losing him, we lost a lot of that as well. He has a high comfort level with the quarterback. Getting him back was certainly big for us."

On the difference between Trent Edwards and JP Losman: "They're two totally different quarterbacks. Trent is more of a pocket passer and JP likes to move around a little bit, get the ball down the field. That's about it. That's two of the biggest differences between them, but regardless of who is back there, a lot of plays are going to have to be made. It's going to be a tough challenge with Miami's defense."

On if it throws his rhythm off when he's not working with one quarterback: "Usually it does. Playing with both of those guys for so long, I really have a good rhythm with them both. You get in some good work throughout the week with both quarterbacks and whoever gets to go on Sunday you will have some type of rhythm."

On the pressure of being a first-round pick: "It is a lot of pressure. A lot of times you don't really realize coming from a collegiate level to the NFL, what type of pressure that people, fans and the media put on you. I think the biggest thing is that you have to hold yourself to a higher standard than everybody else. If you do then I think you'll be fine."

On if being a first-round pick allows for him to grow and to learn from mistakes: "That's going to happen. That's where the growing occurs. Coming in here and doing different things, seeing different looks, reacting accordingly, that's how you learn by making mistakes and you talk to veterans and watch film and just try to get better day by day as a rookie. I think if you're playing your best ball later in the season then that shows that progress."

On if he has to watch his P's & Q's when talking about playing in Toronto rather than Buffalo: "No, not really. Toronto's a great city and people have their different opinions on it, but the fans here are tremendous. It's a very loyal sports town and a great town to win and play in. Playing a game up there I think it's tremendous for looking at the big picture for this team and the league as a whole."

On if they might relocate there: "I have no idea about that. I don't think so. I don't think so at all, but playing some games up there, I don't think hurts anything."


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