The Buffalo Bills posted their first winning season in a decade last year but still have not made the playoffs in a decade and a half.
You'd think a team that close to getting over the hump would take advantage of every practice opportunity available, but new Coach Rex Ryan gave his guys the day off from organized team activities on Monday to go play golf.
And it seems like the right move.
Ryan and the rest of the team spent Day 4 of OTAs at legendary Bills quarterback Jim Kelly's 29th charity golf tournament to benefit disabled and disadvantaged youth in western New York.
The day counts as one of the team's 10 OTA days, but Ryan seems OK with that.
"Building your team is about Xs and O's, but also about family events like this," Ryan said.
Kelly certainly is an important part of the Bills family. The Hall of Fame quarterback, who led the team to four straight Super Bowl appearances in the early 1990s, missed last year's event while fighting cancer.
"It feels good," Kelly said at the event's gala Sunday night. "I feel good. And it's good because after last year, the money we were able to give out to all the charities, that makes you feel good because even though I couldn't be here, it continued, it moved on and we are still making a difference."Copyright © 2018, Los Angeles Times