"It was a lot of ups and downs with everything coming into the season," he said. "There was a lot of emotions, I guess you could say, before the season started. Once I got playing, football is kind of that mainstay. Once I got out on the field, a lot of the stuff just went away. But before that, yeah, there were a lot of emotions involved. Fans, me, organization, just everybody."
Byrd said he maintains a good relationship with Bills coach Doug Marrone.
"Coach Marrone is a really good coach," he said. "I believe he has the team headed in the right direction. He has a vision of what he wants, and I believe he's going to achieve it."