We're joined now by -- Kirk Morrison of the bills and Kirk we've been we've been talking about you a little bit here. As someone who and idolize -- was that too strong a word. Not not at all not at all definitely what very -- they -- -- -- Well we appreciate you taken the time to join us especially with this news being. -- being so. So recent. Are you. You lay this out for folks I'm following you on Twitter so I don't wanna assume everyone is. What impacted sale have on you was it as a young man a college player and beyond her. -- I'm mentioning Iran on the pressure and your state university. And you know grown -- play at linebacker. You automatically have people that you that you you look up to he says I wanna do I expect that day and you know you're there Olympic art our our medical first Harlem freshman. And -- apartment home and sit me -- potentially illegally to be the bill. And cover from him you know while while I'm really believed that and I went out. You know look Brandon you know who -- eight years decide you are still living and geologists -- -- You know Antarctic are -- -- What -- junior on this a foundation. The shop with a doctor you you know had a couple shot with a couple dark it is what I was playing in Oakland. And actually you know. Because you know that's what you're talking to do so. It is almost it's unreal for me right now are just to see that he had it is. You know log in so many events -- in the center aisle when I'm on different occasions. And even you know -- there's -- restaurant you know the cold hard before got on the plane they had the buffalo or alt keys and work out -- Enemies even more you know naturally. I was the speaker bottom last night he knows. You know on a local lot of class you're in buffalo and you know instructor or that you come in and not yours -- why -- -- come into -- come in because -- Prolong our careers on auto -- you're a you know you know never missed the game really. Now that is helping my entire career and while only one -- excellent indulging yourself -- for twenty years so. You know hopefully I can follow his footsteps. They can't -- if it is. And who literally last night and you know just to hear news today and you know one of my got to actually in my class but I takes its -- can believe that we just talked about last night -- in the -- like this is. Is he really hit home because San Diego's like my second call really an. It was our church community and those are a lot of people around there he. Our political ball he broke through because you know kind of player he wasn't. You know it was commentary where we have. The you know the suspensions. From the whole -- situation. And would allow players say the things like -- to see one of our our gates are constantly and guys that you know sure all favor can be. You know taken away -- this -- He would -- the real right now. Kirk Morrison of the bills is with us here on WG guard Kirk we again appreciate you taking this time and talking about say with us. I said earlier. That I've got to think there are lots of players in the in the league. And on the bills when you juxtapose the sale news with the saints news that you mentioned just sort of which seems like the climate is right now in pro football. That are asking themselves and each other lot of serious questions about. The climate in the game and also your own personal safety and health. Can you speak to that are are you scared -- or do you feel that players are rom are are nervous. No you know what it's. Not talk a lot of work. You know differentials and invite -- the once studied art in there are look at. Couple arms and I'm not afraid to talk about it but is that. We're in the NFL player that really stepped on the field. -- life expectancy. Of me in -- -- players. Go from 65 to fifty. After every NFL player regardless of the players one year two years. For the NFL player your life expectancy at the spot that you exceed their -- -- great yo. Live life to live for example we know that's not possible. Polls and understanding their. Delighted and complicated -- some point. Let let the player gains in understanding and open. And outnumbered our visit -- Iraq a -- stating anything is not truly an average of people who died of also last three with how are you sir don't want -- you know a lot of his former players that play in an apparently in a little. You know didn't have and if you -- public scientific knowledge they have now. -- current flows are actually now and you know it it's tough to really think about it. And players compete on you know I can't say. A relatively young -- but they -- appear they're playing the result I think. A lot of people have become more aware and somewhat aware and I think now. The target you know what did he ever go to wanted to originality and it's -- don't it is that people are aware. You know a lot of it's. Depression that happened that you leave the game football. The injury is it injuries it. Things like that I think now we're a lot more aware and not see something like this that you hate for it to happen with junior. But it also brings a lot more light to the situation. That we may you have to make sure that we take care what players. You know post. And president because they. You know you never know what somebody -- -- for -- to take his life but me you can. Act in the body no no injury Lawrence -- -- -- -- you know guards who you know I played San Diego and I live there he's been around as -- we know that. You're around him say how he could care less. About himself is all about what he gave back to you know other. Talking now at how well we have finally get back to others. And you know keeping the game alive for the younger players coming in that they have to go through some of the things that are older players that played Portland ought to repair. Kirk Morrison with us Kirk mentioned Steve do -- -- we talked about and also rate -- and we haven't talked brought him. He's chilling died thirteen days ago his death ruled a suicide he was one of the players suing the league. Four. Difficulty he was having that he thought. Traced back to his playing days it was with the falcons. In the seventy. So Kirk recognizing that. That that that ten year stat right right out the -- your lap in ten years off your life expectancy just Biden really setting foot on a professional football field. Well what does is you you hear about say -- in and depression and if if it blows to the head. End up having. A -- hit a key partner whatever it is like does it. What does it make it does it slow you down on one to play twenty years like you told your Pilates instructor last last night then what what does it -- go through your mind. We won't know what's coming up -- healthy. In the electoral actor Michael would have never you know had a concussion and never. -- surgery here. You know go under. Under -- for anything that -- the lucky on the a lot of guys that. It did take a lot out of you you know. To contract and that's the impact and been through. No current situations where people bought on the you know hurt him physically and mentally. The game because that a lot of people and not just hope ought to get and other sports as well. I think it's a period of -- that you. Understand that you play in the game and their. There are consequences that -- of football you know it. We go out there you know on the a lot of time last week we have -- the exciting time of the year. The all you can be at soldier we. We did back in the we look at the players come in and we get excited about what this guy can do it I know and help earn let. That only -- so -- because you know after his career is -- we're looking for the next the next guy. But we never really care about. The person on our that played -- if -- is what he gave up his life. That would make sure they'll say you played two years he gave a lot for organization. What are we going to help that person. You know succeed in life after football. And I think a lot of clear that you see. It so hard realities do little player's -- clinical -- That they need to -- country -- -- you know still you know look after take care. Because you've been under you know such -- routine here -- appear to -- your life that now and it changes what you. When we see in coaching them and and you know baseball basketball. And people's lives change it and there's there's -- colors are. Somehow we've seen a lot of success story of the little erratic who who come on their radar. I'm not -- soap -- ball is that a person who you know make look into researching -- -- guys. -- -- realize you know I've been you know fairly healthy knock out top with no older players to do -- You know got to play the game for me a long long careers what they did you know see what -- -- -- How to keep in shape keep their bodies say all of these things so. Just here for a guy like that it is suicide. Other guys do you know how -- easily easily. Dorsey. You know if you like and now they're they're out there in -- they're aware that. I think it'll create Wear and I think act now to have to you know do their own researchers -- an -- that this would have the. Yeah that's that's really what I'm wondering here Kirk Morrison bills linebacker here on WGR. It might be awfully early to be pondering this but. -- with with sailor's death just you know coming this afternoon but Kirk you have any thoughts. On what. You can do what players can do what the weakened due to meet the league maybe as safe as it can be forced players. I'm happy where -- picked it. -- you know you do with a concussion went down this year we will go pick -- mark of the third rock from the third. You know I've been fine in interpreting. The the with the public concert -- -- awards and so. And perhaps it will create a -- It for a game that we love so much we. We love to be cute little -- excitement little bit tired -- not been in in your physical examinations. But has our action helmet and salute that we learn that we wanna see on Sunday. And I think when you you look at it like that. It's a little bit different because it. Yeah when -- are few good product on little angered it was an I would expect what -- -- given because. If people -- locker ran into -- they're there on Sunday or you know. Three hours. -- out of the -- What does that rightly -- there after that there. What does at least on I had. -- and -- when you wake up on Monday international legs are sore bodies can can barely get out of there. There aren't so harsh article a lot of blue but we do it because you have to get a lead to a because we we we share issue of the competition. It's a violent game. You know if we're -- can't make it can be tolerated under the current football here and here. It's part of a little are considered it our country and people are or sporting event and people that are ruled. Change all the time we don't have the same rules in the early Putin years -- things have changed over the course of the car because. -- got a bigger stronger action thing happened a lot quicker and he before. If you understand and know what is your outlook and McCain as being -- change. Kirk I I I'm quite sure I speak for many many listeners if not all of them. In saying this how impressed I am hearing you not only speaks articulate and articulately about this. But also some sensitively about it. And I just respectfully I wanna ask you do you what we'll kind of leadership role in among the players among the bills players. Within the league do you have burden in do you see yourself having going forward because these are these are important words. What is it different for me because bookmark passed in the -- Ostrom the first five years of Oakland where. You know all the ought to take on the role of you know being -- NFL player but then when you -- traded it. In the in the league you know though you know you look what Monty -- already got -- established. Part of the unity yeah. You know peacefully committees in the NFL PA and short what a great job for our team not having their lone -- Didn't absolute bargain I'm very glad -- teammate. And it's very active in the last with the had a chance though that some of the the NFL debut isn't it for the NFL draft in need a lot of the draft picks. From last year introduce them to think change is our union in the so PA. And the Clinton -- I know that they're they're they're they're they're they're a team that -- on now you've got out of drinks and -- student athlete that you become professionals yeah which he answered right yeah. Certain -- you know go forward and I know right now I have heard those trapped in the -- understand -- come -- That's the and it -- a bit as much as we. We say you -- look at all the x.s and -- look at wins and losses would say it's freeagent -- This drastic is this you know -- and social. What you. You get that on your career you understand that it's about how legal lot future job done effectively. And you can there around the longest earlier I think I just bought into -- the market every aspect. Kurt thank you so much. And Oprah -- Barbara pre shared our our condolences on the loss of your your football hero and you've got you've got teammates of course every player in the league -- of Junior Seau many of them would have known him and you know here in buffalo you've got. Merriman and buddy nix you know men who would have had close ties. -- -- -- Dirt -- so I got to remember land and -- -- -- later. New England and out of gotta just play and so well that opener last year technical mind and you got their flare -- it eagle eagle on Baghdad. You know got to -- got down. Guy like you could still play Tuesday right there if you feel a lot of obviously -- either these past than this -- -- family. What he means to creating you know you -- possibly greats of the buffaloes feel treat my -- And then you look at. He went in your ailment contribute San Diego I mean there's always going to be -- regard. The two main there's you have a fair deal or to think -- -- Lan into. Definitely -- -- -- I conquered city. -- -- Dan thanks again for this man means a lot. I don't armed guard recruiter or your group thank you Kirk Morrison. Of the bills juniors say out dead at age 43. Of an apparent suicide.