Seven -- -- Jerry Sullivan the Buffalo News coming up just a moment this hour of the show by the way brought you by excelsior orthopedic when you're injured excelsior can get you moving again. Howard Jeremy and Tom Tom -- in for. And Fisher he is off today -- coming up 8030550. We've been talking a little bit about Fred Jackson -- -- historically to your pocket dot com. Jeremy just mentioned the update may -- the bills want something done perhaps this week in a contract extension for Fred Jackson. How should the bills use -- and CJ this year Chan -- suggesting it'll be closed at 5050. On the rotation between the top two running backs. And have the bills done enough plug holes on offense this off season you -- let us know. Again 8030515. You can join Jerry Sullivan esteemed columnist from the Buffalo News. Where this right now on WG -- morning's Ali how are. There are so. One -- a lot but oh well okay thank you very much and glad to hear that com. Should the bills handle this country let's say they get something done this week what do you do how delicate is this contract war. A guy a running back it spreads age who hasn't had the normal Wear and care that are running back has with his age. What do you do 34 years how much money -- structure this thing. Until three years that he I think the for figured it was given in the pile of money and you said earlier I ever award for time served that he and real blogger for them for several years now. And I'm sure he wants to take it out more than three years -- -- -- dedicate their. What the number it or not -- somewhere in that fourteen million for years and about -- the number art. And in the low on these things but with the running -- is it that might eat it -- and I think they can afford it I think it's clear money there was no point. That we save money on quarterbacks this offseason. I think that -- to do. Yeah I AM I think of a 34 year deal is about right and -- MF I had to guess I'd be with in that 4000004. Ish million dollar range for 45 somewhere in there. I think it's got a number front selling mean. AA I think you know I don't think it's a big risk even though he's you know an older running back because of the lack of Wear and tear on him I think he is of one of the leaders in the team. And it's a one of those good things inside the room to take care of their own guy here. Who's been dedicated and it's you know I just think it's from all around standpoint it's not gonna hurt them. Terms of try to resign bird -- featured renting out there wanna do or there's a receiver they still wanna get in on it seems to me this is a win win situation for the bills. -- I think it is I do think it's a delicate situation for them they have the know that that he's he's a leader respected man in that locker room I think the guys. Look to them and they look up to them and the guy who's paid reduce. Get in this league and earn what he gets in there are always watching to see people. -- rewarded and fair is important that the pro athletes. I don't think it's. Shake your locker room by any means it's as strong locker room that they shouldn't shouldn't import that. And that's why I don't think they want this thing to linger -- no they don't want want to linger so. I'm not surprised this year -- it's done so and I don't think Fred wants all I think he -- this. They'll Walters is blessed contract also it's time for this team to breakthrough I think you just want to be. Part of a winning team in and give back to where he was no applicant Collette he's Emporia Kirk. Jerry Sullivan -- in the Buffalo News 8030550. To join us for -- about the offense and have the bills that enough to fix that side of the ball this off season. What do you think they should do with Fred NC -- how would you handle this if you were at the play caller on offense because Chan Gailey has indicated. That he is leaning towards as -- closer much closer to 5051 than it's been with Fred Jackson CJ Spiller. But I think they're connected the wide receiver assure you talk about it I think it's connected to that and I'm curious but I agree part about it is that he's let these are about place. I think it's sort of an adult wartime at receiver the -- -- he obviously has the speed talked about that we came and I don't see why you would consider -- Ready -- to play their positions CJ Spiller now and he's a kid. And it takes some time as we and out Spiller and they considered -- receiver. Possibility and it took them awhile and a lot of improvement to do it -- on a level and it might be more ready then and Graham and if you're part of that is that these but -- running back position liked and I and the LP project and there's one that I think he's still better. That people because there were a couple of begins at the end of the year but it just those that are -- running back. There and then the equal protection -- OPEC wants to all that is not what I think it should do. Yeah I was thinking selling I'm I was thinking when he said 5050 I thought carries not necessarily. Plays on the fielder putt you could be touch is combined carries and and catches I was thinking 5050 carries. Well I. I think it should run more that's the first thing. -- average for either whether or not whatever was it was like in the cup for Italy per carry. And you're like well -- Russia's you have on the ball not put that -- Helped open the line it's it will and these two guys. And they're you know a little weak at that speed receiver that should have more. Then there ever foray. But it you know at a point 5% are that you know are what -- -- and he's that type the pain that I think it's going to be very interesting to see -- kind of identity. Is that I think you're really really. Well as an attack throw the ball thirty under forty times with multiple wide outs but that might not be. But that's the -- that is not what that that situation at running back if you want people be happy. And I think that the way it went they get -- involved more. Time in the receiver position but still it he had the weapon. Average attempted to get -- article that be under sixty each. Maybe they preserve Fred -- collect a contract now and he's by the way you look at a lot of duties he's still. And in many ways -- better receiver and untraditional running directly at that place friends horrific. So -- get a top boxes. I think that you. You deposition more more creatively and to get the most boat to Gaza where you are well we're spread out. Jerry what would you say about giving more touches the the guy that had a higher yards for carry. And CJ Spiller. Well -- yard carry it is. I'd pop in and he did run inside tackle it mr. Obama then you'd hadn't been evolved he should get more carried. In terms of you know a top running back inside the tackles. Who -- feature -- its spread it's still better and at that. The look at average -- carrier and carry 200 times obviously I mean maybe they wanna find that out. We don't get too many of the dance around negative carried with him on first down that argument difficult situations. I stole maybe some conservative prefer. Running back who's more reliable. It's an early bounce. But idol program. Here at that that's the concern that they've they've seen a guy who can pop one party of the year you thought you gonna see it's sixty yard run outs. That's them that's something nice to have. So I know Mike is where it's been the problem I. I think it could be a good problem there have been in this league -- mean we've talked about this in recent years. And I think cases he -- it meant deep front of one to all the bottom with two running back getting a lot of work so. I think they can I didn't get it figured out that getting its inspector I don't think if it -- apartments to out of fort broke forty times or having. That you need to sort of manages it production a little better I think there were not Lester because of injuries spoke to Fred and barbecues that he would that the -- it too much. That you could be more productive yet to -- left and that means they run more. -- some analysts industrial pipe your degree airliner calls coming up the moment for the Buffalo News -- would amend something to Fred's yards per carry -- five point five. So -- -- throw over 55552. I thought Fred was under five -- of his career was it's politics is a. I think it -- as a team I guess you know it's on the quarterbacks individually to compare them they're running back. Average prepared -- the running backs and you know him embodiment first yeah. I guess it is a good problem to have a no it sure sure that's -- they don't stop stop stop stop stop OK next question. Have they done enough to plug their holes on offense -- because I mean we've talked a lot about receiver going into the draft we talk about left tackle they hope they have their -- their but I I still look at the receiving corps. And say it's Stevie Johnson and a whole bunch complementary part two questions even if you wanna throw in a note said about Spiller and Fred Jackson I'm talking about downfield. Big threats. And I still look at that -- -- that there's no number two legit number two guide helps Steve via. You and -- it those with -- and you know received accurately as that and the problem and they and unproven. Draft choice. Might have been overdraft in the third round so. I think there are banking on the guys that -- getting help in eyes and people. And that -- Spiller as a receiver than option button I mean it's it's a concern. There -- -- the -- and then but they're different companies that bill and Galen believes is -- spread attack. That are not when it's this really doesn't. Really be productive without a great guy but I I don't know about I think he's. -- -- up bottom last year. They don't think it's conveniently and you need to stretch the field -- -- amounted to a Spiller and we've seen the other guys do it but I think I would have rather had a proven. Speed receiver in here -- Mark Anderson who has been but I think they wanted to guy and then the market just sort of notre you know bit depleted on the. Don't real 550 Jerry Solomon let us from the Buffalo News butcher on W jar with solid right ahead. The morning guys -- morning. Avert a -- -- -- of this year's. He paced others are going to be your receiver. You know be used -- back will be featured back he chartered in -- -- actually can do with the sockets Lauren per unit and Cokie you're. I'm gonna give you supply. Keep your Rios part of -- Jasper playing -- Wednesday. Economies will be a lot of people in the actions off line when he shut me when he shut -- and it put five out here and all its glory. Would solve all the line. Spill is gonna do what he has to do not farmers spray and deserves our trip -- -- doubt definitely something. Deal if that's what you're going to go because you know what -- -- -- -- -- but he sits up about -- that sort -- he did particularly reps from place. What are -- it's very very important but walking. They tracked the guy had invoke their article but years ago named Jeremy White was up little kits or fortunately we have we have -- actually it CJ Spiller. Now in place there. Reps this -- important. But not -- the problem days you'd you'd cut at Drake Florence who was sell sell last season Fred Jackson was there at the focal point of the offense. Yeah it -- an understanding you -- optics for -- A lot of local point of your office. Because what change got a -- -- -- -- when you go back this extreme part he deserves the current chart based on the -- I agree. Let me say something that brings controversy -- -- should be -- the thing about it is migrated remarkable remarkable. Right now is -- obviously -- -- -- and seen this spot right at the heart -- totally dismissed the point that he real bottom for minutes. Because I do think that that matters with this regime that they want their guys. He get the opportunity. To prove themselves. But I mean Fred Jackson was -- fired MVP and delete after seven weeks last year -- that like the Mario Williams. The off. -- worried about Mario Williams age and younger than forever there there warning about. In the league players and there have -- -- guy on the field that at a time when the team is expected to win. I think -- and body ought to win right now. And it -- it project is playing in the way he was it the first certainly Lester he's your guy you're gonna you're gonna. Bury a guy -- planet MVP level. That you have a the young you know first round draft pick you need to get part of that is an issue but the suggest that that can be the featured back I don't know. Well. I don't see it I mean I know you're getting it in practice not like any theories -- -- -- -- that the baited trap them. You know at the receiver and returner what what part of the reason that you reach intrepid too -- They're gonna force him on the field more and spread to justify the pick and shame on them. It's all so just fun to play fantasy GM comedy trades are made in football to Begin. And how many teams are gonna give you anything it's gonna be worth it for Fred Jackson. -- who is giving you a lot for old and aging running back anybody. It's like the Fitzpatrick conversation -- we -- this about his contract doesn't mean it's not a good player but there was a lot of teams we're gonna sign Ryan Fitzpatrick and the I would say. If what you gonna get a draft pick I think it's a preposterous idea nobody's giving you anything -- gonna help you what are you gonna do get a receiver forum. You'd get to. You're gonna get a very Alan Johnson like that what are you gonna get nothing you know getting a player that's I think it's a crazy idea. And it's just. Not near the -- -- project for the mayor -- isn't that easy to forget. And how good he was. Even carry an opinion is -- man. That they didn't -- the timing of the of the of the run when he would break runs in gains achieved moment looked into the backfield. They'll block and the quarterback. Pretty and other games at home the gold and pat in the collapse of the deal the crowd go on not a how much is indeed he's beloved figure in the he's got money left side thing. And -- they need to win now that's what makes the -- and so fascinating you can make the argument. That this -- the regime wind there guys Williams he'll mark on the field. The justified those elections and that money. But I -- think they don't believe aren't good enough right now. I think that's it does look silly they re signed Florida is it is the -- -- -- -- -- -- and they -- a three year contract. And he beat pretty bad last year in the draft cornerbacks Reggie Corner -- who they thought they needed to get better there and aren't enough projects. I did I just to keep it got you to meet you go with the result of an fret that position. I mean I'd I'd pay particular bit of a gamble at that position of the -- earlier receiver -- I think they believe with the -- first they'll they'll be okay they believe in it kitty at the tenth overall back and I can put and they love -- -- the same thing. Though it is in the interest in the issue with Garrett -- at that point. The pressure to get production -- -- Brett has made this. A big problem for -- government could problem because he is it's a much left. That they didn't been threatened and mark I was on the Internet. They didn't believe him and -- -- Maybe they'll make a mistake again and not believe and am not I I happen to think it felt he'd rejected -- not a great year. Sully two things one enjoyed your Colin RA Dickey. Two what are you working on for this week in the Paper. What happened to questions that I have really thought that our advance to the Saddam a I am -- -- -- middle of the comments we don't got that such an a couple of local. People going to be it Olympics -- leave -- Matt Anderson a volleyball player. Like a suggestion maybe you read about made available -- update audible or -- enough I mean. That's -- baseball season so far and I'm glad you enjoy literary Dick he had there was that if you and I wrote it. I told them would be nice to be -- not -- the. The so there's on it I noted that does not gonna happen in my lifetime I listened to his interview on. Rome Jim Rome before the weekend and we got a book coming out here and your columns well. -- stories is unbelievable just amazing to read in its like that baseball story alone yet alone his life story right everything about it news eat you sound like one of the guys that. If you heard the interview we become when your favorite players in baseball despite. Despite getting to know. You know I don't think -- have a -- support him in its -- and -- -- it is striking and he froze the knuckleball harder. And other people have ten miles an hour and I think that's been Wakefield. Phil -- called it an angry knuckleball. There were some pitches patriot -- -- like a lot of movement did. They were -- -- I -- that -- pretty hard and he's still aren't aren't at all. -- -- -- -- -- up all. -- an -- of their wins came after the age of 37. This guy is getting got know I think it's going to be really important that empowered added that another league pitcher and in my average. Not so they don't get my hopes up a lot of holes I'd just like the idea the knuckleball which is such a throwback and it's just it's so cool when guys decide to start throwing in or. Or learn how to throw -- he was talking about it which roam about how it's just. It's different then when year when you throwing inaugural ball well. You can he eat just to hear talk of a hike could feel it I don't know writes I think it appeal probably through the throwback in a lot of fans of the knuckleball as an idea itself. That's why there's only -- -- -- I mean remains were where everything so scientific they are every bit. The difference between ninety or 91 can be you know a million dollars you're signing bonus I didn't get. A knuckleball in the speed of the pitched doesn't chart that we -- -- throw a lot more pitches but you don't trust that. His first ever start think you know six home runs and into third inning. That would just what you look for her because when it spat at bat. But then you get guys like Wakefield that in its 200 into the beer important -- staff and it's like that's valuable to them. Only -- this afternoon. I am thanks for the reminder don't forget. -- the real problem. To work on that but I will be either dutifully. Talk about these and other issues even from hockey. Well you know what I have a column idea for you but we're late July will email OT OK. You gotta -- it but I do not. Thank you I appreciate that that that's that's typical for you have a nice day mr. Sullivan. -- Terry Sullivan.