"There are great people around that organization, and it'll be a huge challenge for us to go down there".
What's not too different is the team he's facing from what he was coaching the past six years.
Bills QB Joe Webb is unlikely to see action at quarterback on Sunday against Carolina.
He missed a couple of receivers, but also had some nice throws including a 16-yard completion to Devin Funchess on a skinny post route and a 40-yard TD pass to Russell Shepard in which he called an audible at the line of scrimmage.
"I like what we've got going on", he said.
"In this type of situation, when you lose a guy like Sean McDermott, I knew it was Sean's 'ultimate.' I knew it was what he wanted to become and he worked very hard at it". Taylor needs more production out of his wide receivers. They look to prove the win vs the Jets was not a fluke. And keep an eye out for former Tar Heel and awesome return man Brandon Tate.
Last season, Charles Clay led the Bills in receptions with 57.
The Bills have made it clear that they'll make heavy use of running back LeSean McCoy in order to win games this season, but they aren't making the same kind of promises when it comes to defensive tackle Marcell Dareus.
THE REAL MCCOY: The Bills led the National Football League in rushing each of the past two seasons and are off to another great start. McCaffrey had 13 carries for 47 yards but edged out Stewart in the passing game.
The Panthers may have rotated defensive linemen under McDermott, but Pro Bowlers didn't get less than 60 percent of snaps. "He's very elusive, he's shifty", says Kuechly. It's been a lot of fun to watch him.
"It's good insurance, but the other thing is you have to look towards the future".
With McDermott running the show, you would expect the Bills defense to be top notch. "Its just a matter of how we matchup with any team in a given week".
"If they've got seven in the box, hand the ball off". Bills' 214 yards offense allowed last week were fewest since December 22, 2013.
There are many freakish connections between the Panthers and Bills. He understands they're playing the Carolina Panthers, and he understands some of their former players are now on his team. When all the pregame festivities are over the Panthers should win easily. But they're certainly not looking at it that way.
"When it's an opportunity to take a big step like this, you don't want to hold anybody back", Rivera said. "The only thing we're really trying to maintain, obviously, is the shoulder".