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11/23 Buddy Nix says the defense is coming together

Nov 23, 2012|

11/23 Buddy Nix

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    Good morning Jeremy lights up about and Joseph now on the line quick note though. While it's everyone understands the importance of shopping local on value senators have been locally owned and operated for 46 years chances there's value right in your neighborhood. But the products and people that help you finish your project. And you know if you visit value homes that are not aggregate purchase any one of 65000 products and have it shipped to your local store for free. That's each time and money and helps get the job local shopping easy shop value. GOP joins us on the AT&T hotline to mention our our phone being upgraded at the AT&T hotline. Soldiers on the morning Howard's indications cells here Joseph we open up the show with obviously tonight the final pre season game for the bills it's the fifth and final pre season game and I am today feeling like. For pre season games to wanna you wanna whenever it was consecutive days of padded practice the bills have escaped without any injury. And as much as. I've probably been guilty of saying like it I'll put about their I need to see something from this offense I'm about face 100%. I want zero starters sea island no minutes in this game for any starters. I think they should be happy they got out this Bahrain without any significant injury. hall of all the team Kiko Alonso got hurt in the offseason but they've made it through clean. And I'm nervous about tonight. yeah for sure that perspective today. Have done quite well for that they'll open or street a three seat that. I think there is a little bit the only guy that is really. Up in the air right now is probably the last are well because he just hadn't been able to get back from that lower back injury all the way. Practiced last week it did play of the game at practice this week. I worked out he did that week on the field against the lion but yeah they've been pretty much healthy all the way through what compare to last year. Kevin top state happens for a rare a couple different of paper The habit training camp met in it in. It lowers the concussion suffered in one of the preceding games. And EJ Manuel heard meet in one of the preceding games. So yeah you're you're actually right they've got the wake up three ovals Scott in this he's been. But I do think that that it's still gonna stick through it got there and keep EJ Manuel in the game for at least a theory. Baby too. I think he wants to just keep everything fracture in And these I don't know that they necessarily want to 882. Week low in between game performances especially where Beckett to get the bucket yours was. We're not a good what they're. From that from who they played it. I know he's picky about the second half and they were able put a couple of drives together but palace. Propagate the Buccaneers second and her team are solid again he had abated anarchy. And it didn't establish some momentum. Going into the regular season about after beyond sidelined for a couple weeks they'll. Yeah I think we'll probably see less starters under the by the ball good and maybe so on the opposite side of the. But even the point about wanting to stay fresh and stay like. I don't know in a rhythm if you even make that case last year he missed the final two. Pre season games he came out the opener and played in one of stronger games right we're pretty well in the opener. Yeah I mean this Iberia all of this won't matter in a couple days but. EJ Manuel. I think. The head coach just wants to keep it a little bit more actually wanting. On that Joseph is he said he wanted to get players that haven't had a chance to play together a lot time together could he mean DJ and and Sammy there. I don't know I think I would I would just distributed. Sit stand you lock it down about not have you're so worried about it because if you go into it. And into this game and Sammy Watkins. Had that rib injury or is that the Brewster wherever it was. And he goes in there and it's hurt again have all of a setback or anything like that. Iran ignored why the heck replace it We need him for Chicago your survive this error it in Pittsburgh why are playing here so maybe that that. A line of thinking but. I don't know I think I think I would rather just. There's even have. This you have not used and locked in than any capacity. And maybe more more black. Look at the offensive line is that the guys that what he play together a little bit more because it's there whether it's actually that. That Chris Williams won't be ready for the opener which I don't know if you Miller then. They're gonna have to have your records and get ample time. Feel that everything like that so. You know it it would be a tough situation I don't think they're gonna get you what there is fury maybe to do act most. Read. I would think three would be stretching it but. I think I think this is something that is important big kid at least a little bit of I've Joseph was joining us on the AT&T hotline you can follow on tonight on Twitter during the game at Joseph was also. Read him at WGR 550 dot com by the way very good stuff on Kiko Alonso situation what you wanna get too. In a second at the B jerk like the dot com over but he can go read it sorts through some Joey did a very good job on that I wanna ask you on that but quickly. On this note of these guys playing tonight. Is it about the or is about confidence because. I guess. I feel like if they looked really good or at least even better in the previous four games may be the at the starters don't play Should. Yeah that's probably the case I think it's more about confidence. I don't I don't know that's that's clearly. I don't know that that's certainly had anything to do or as much to do with. They're wanting just to get more reps out there and think establishing themselves the first he'd they're trying to push away. What they've done it over the past two. Pre season game now with that first gave up that big that's what they want Go out and because let's be out of Detroit out. A lot of their starters in the game needed to start though. I don't know that you did that they're really green too much about your offense by having a good day kind of going into the regular seeded where where some good work and I think that's that's maybe what they're looking for here. and I good stuff on the website did a nice job of sorting our straight upper but can you explain to our listeners. The injury list he was put on and what that means for this year in his contract going forward. Well he was placed the the reserve non football injury list and essentially what that means is if it's not the same as the injured reserve unit played some in reserve. You word if you have do it would have to be done for the year elect. Seeing as how the injury did not happen he abilities he was eligible to be put out that are not football and let. And what that essentially mean is it works kind of news in the same way. In the short term as the physically unable to perform list which note accomplished. Each hit after six weeks of the regular speaker of but the build though have about a a five week window where he could. back if he if he is now Chico allowed little help clear by that point the let let's just rule out that completely. But what they can do with that matters is if you can not get back practicing at any point it. Here that. In that. It in that situation which is the most likely outcome. The bills can't keep him on the reserve non football injury list. And according to record this mediate a lot of bargaining agreement. Then it seated would account for and recruit see it because the injury did not equate something facility. The that would mean when his contract runs out after twenty Eckstein. Which is that his deal for four years and after that year did he did not have the war or what hurts even. Even though it contract rubbed up he would not become an understood freeagent. Instead he would become a restricted free agent and the bill of the more leeway of the air. So that that's what it has been with though. And he would and because it did not happen and people really know what state he does go back and they're attractive but they don't being. in their five week window there would be able to they would have to put him on injured reserve. From that point four but I bet the both publicly and are. Joseph was joining us here on the AT&T hotline. If you have a comment or question for Joseph you and I text us tweet us any sort of common questions you have for. But guy we prepare for the fifth. And final. Pre season game against the different lines I wondered if EJ Manuel. You know they say he says he wants the focus on the bears how much will they focus the on a couple series here. When he when he said that it made me think late. The guy which is inept play tonight right probably doesn't wanna play he probably wants to focus on the bears and I'd be much happier Manuel could hold the clip or an iPad with the bears. Game plan as opposed to worrying about what he's gonna do against the lines. that's probably right I mean EJ Manuel though it is big blow it up he knows exactly. What is at stake and actually. Does start earlier but. And maybe it's it's kind of you know when you accepted. We have to prepare for something and they know it it's really not going there'd be a huge issue. The actually you know it's not going to be aired a situation where you're gonna be doing too much with that he's still happen next repair that he needed. Doesn't wanna dagger. I don't know I would I would probably feel along the same lines because. I mean to hurt or preceding game were good you got two feet wet. And played the hole or staff and to drive in the second half last week I mean you would prepare for all that and that's in game coming up here. The well it's. Not really important immigrants in a statement probably be going up against their second and thirteen murders. I'm I'm he won't have any problems with we're getting himself ready for it by. Yeah I would I would probably be able want it now if I were him just sort of are wondering area one cheery optimism in the night dot. If you wouldn't you agree with you because you're so close to just get there. They would that you take the right job in which on the spot here its bills vs lions however. Give me the five real match tonight who'll who. Like roster spots guys that has stuff to got to lose and he fought if you can come fighting on the three that's fine but I. It's the the score sheet will save bills vs lines but wore the real battles between tonight. All right at the five top five battles and governor try to rattle off by Jordan Palmer verses in itself but. HI this show good performance did tonight in order that it shook. So between that you deserve roster spot. Kind of like what happened with lighter in that Lewis Platt here Obama really didn't have any competition. If Jordan Palmer doesn't show well enough then the the next round of cuts to come out and and there might be a better quarterback option out there or bad is the kind of realized. okay we need something a little bit better but I. And could he could want that he get advertised not can he get the number two spot he plays well enough. I don't know he would having any in the offense we'll look at but. I think eventually he would be at the right let yeah. The second one I would it is. Maybe a little bit more decided. Then that it thing TJ Graham market easily. For that six wide receiver spot I think right now it's market polluted I think apple really bad day you know the police that spot on the roster. But I also think. Gigi Graham will have to show really well. And try to troops to the bill today he's worthy of a roster spots. And in bad keeping veteran receivers. He. So I mean he has had a much better past couple weeks. if he has what it takes to be older than their right up to him and show this team. And that he deserves that that separate receiver spot because I deeply. Hogan and easily error are right right around that that law territory at this point. This third one which I think it a little bit underrated Craig first Douglas the old guys have been. Haven't snapped the better and both guys are swinging interior player Herbert has been playing. Center for the past couple weeks back better. And I think those two guys are battling for one spot to whoever had better tonight might end up getting that job. But the the other one back and think. This is what punter hunter Melissa Jones and bunker bunker a couple of the near Jordan gamers right what they expect the tour de. Going to be a one night for bird or day by. If it he's joke well and option if he does well enough in the kick Which I think he might get a chance that you'll be Carolina. I think he might try to push for a spot at. The one opposition that's looked pretty good with depth this pre season that there's been some battles going on but now. Allan spinning out as defensive line see that shaking out. Yeah added that it that it tackle spot I think. They're probably gonna end up keeping five and that would be too obvious star is entirely up. A quarter Bryant played itself on its proper in itself into a pretty solid. Third man in role for the department tackles. And they've yep that's the Charles do I think is extremely talented and I think he's got a lot of potential. And beyond if it's going to be way to go and I think making the roster he adopts. Through practice appreciate games he's he came that are singled and built can't ignore that they can't. Neglect that and he needs to be on the roster at least admire. So bad that that group report sent. Does that 585. I'm excited become honor that's body count upon her and then that he lined up aren't. Good. Be like that that's not really a battle right but I that we can talk about all night I will be listen in tonight and tomorrow of course we'll talk about the four occupancy for the fifth pre season game. Based everybody involved in the sport but right now they called the third that this that you would have to though you know you can go for. I can we just forget about the Tampa game then we'll tell the other the other three so far. thanks very much. Joseph on the AT&T hotline. And we've got a minute and a half years there's something that we should maybe. Oh well. Is unfair you guys are looking at the same screen on there were not an screen notice Matthew has prepared he's got a crush building in my excuse rentals in some trivia for this morning here's a guy. Were talking about match all earlier or is like on the great match. Yet and and match up 18 passing ties with the in 2009. Led the entire national football league football in passing can you name the other. And guys or nine guys they should say the last. OK but a lot of it was the last ten guys to passing titles is included in your name the other nine goes back in 1998. Okay it's about tonight's for the last ten winners. Of the passing tiny eight to 2014 us so that like. Sick how many seasons sixteen seasons attentive to the ten guys OK although one trying to think you guys were okay shop. I'll start off okay. Drew Brees that is correct Drew Brees won for 2012110. Wait in 06 Peyton Manning. Manning is correct he won 32013. In 2003 and 2000. Tom Brady. correct Howell KC one to 2007 and 2005. And I would have of that one very quickly I will go to Philip Rivers Philip Rivers is correct 2010. Were doing the the last ten human beings to win passing titles in the NFL. Yet at one dog but it it was a Brett Favre beret everyone in 1998. That is who racked Now aren't I I am going to go a minute I'm gonna guess year but I think it's I thought it out an educated guess. The year that Randy Moss came Culpepper death yeah I have enough I have him down as one of maybe I think I think Culpepper did. I think he led the league that year deal yeah let's go Culpepper 2004. all And a year that's OK I'll take it. Very good are they get sick a of Culpepper. I got another educated guess about Rich Gannon. While he won MVP you won an MVP item that you illegally passing but if he won an MVP Raiders made the Super Bowl that year Brad Johnson was the leading passer in the NFC. So I wanna see Brad Johnson could be me one no he did not up after a scan and okay I know he did win MVP and he threw for a lot of yards let's go re election I'll give it 101000 and soon you guys are closing in on running the table you only got two left. You want the years now know. Now don't want years put the names of the club LAV 98 I'm good I'm going to Super Bowl winners and curt Warner won a suitable. Curt Warner's agreed idea and it would have happened. Yes let's go Kurt Warner Kurt Warner is correct. And can run the table one more here's the thing one. Okay I've got a name down and got Mark Brunell written down but I don't love that answer. I'm thinking I Testaverde law of but the jets had a good year or two in the air and they threw the ball in Testaverde was good. Steve McNair. I was thinking McNair but. Let's think got very quickly Darren Manning one co MVP one year they did but Paul Lovett McNair but Eddie George in that team you know and the ball here here let's do this. Let's just Super Bowl quarterbacks winners and losers say go through who did the Brady beat he beat we we had at America Do you meet Jake DelHomme Kurt Warner and Donovan now I would not be surprised object was on this list. We wouldn't surprise Are you say Jake Tommy when you're doing exactly was McNabb I don't think McNabb would have done that no I don't think we used to much that you want passed a runner to. I don't know let's can we hey guys you have not said his first. Problems are having citizen emea old old line all right. He goes to 98 when did Ron Amadon retire. I have him written down Ron Amadon. It event he would've been to you earlier would have been for him he got knocked out like 99. I don't that you allegedly there's already been taken over by well wait a minute when that. I'll retire in after the 98 season are any nicely as our and I'm say Ron Amadon. I'll just say away because I think maybe that last year's. You couldn't me hard there and Steve Beuerlein. So why are you kidding moral line. That's the percent. We did I say young I thought I'd read I I am an air I think asking her line admiral I'm but I said young here is here is at 4436. Yards. For Carolina 99 we have the right team with the wrong guy. It wasn't Jake DelHomme. That were there good its replacement wallet was piling up we touched on the that you're just that steeper eighty. 36 achieved over his essay that was around about a decade 36. Touchdowns Jeremy when we come back. There are five I think five on the go there 1234. Five categories it looks like to me that either the bills team Horry bills player is top five in the league in pre season I want askew. How much any of this may translate into the regular season of top five in category category statistical categories the bills as a team. Or eight player on the bills are currently top five in the pre season. As being best at something I'll ask you how much you think it could actually translate into the regular season. Bring in a thunder today as I said Gergen do that are boy Jeremy lights up a popular Howard's on vacation this week phones here so we're not taking calls so. Texas and tweets and FaceBook as an email us and snapped Janice and don't it's I'd I'd don't get it still and don't understand what the point is I usually get stuff like and although we to the that of a now now what's been well looked up. I so anyway it's 838 bills' final pre season game is on the way tonight. And SL UT something about the pre season at the bills have done a few things very well they have in the pre season you wanna know if any of them. Do we believe they'll translate the regular season's other top five and how many little category well there. There's there's five categories with kind of things really it's for basic statistics it depends on. And it's also team and individual congress or I'll tell you. What Buffalo Bill or what category Buffalo Bills. Are top 45 in the league right now in pre season. You tell me Jeremy if you think it matters a or B it will translate into the regular season. He went in there right now none of that matter how can I figured you'd say that might translate you know well I expect similar things haven't regular season that I can answer. Okay. Number one will go with a individual performer. In fact two of them. Re section leaders. Robert Woods is tied for the most receptions and pre season football this season. Thirteen of them and Fred Jackson. Is number third number three which so Robert Woods is number one and Fred Jackson is number three. In pre season receptions in the NFL thirteen for woods' twelve and how much that translates into the regular season. Not much for ones and he'll be targeted. Geez I expect Williams Watkins. And the running backs have more targets than woods may be even Chandler who led team in receiving masters or do not think that will translate for a woods. For Fred Jackson. Among running backs. But the bills have a top five number. When it comes to receptions by running he's actually but number three overall in the league. I don't think he'll do that day because of the going to be on the field and rightly CJ will be the starter Fred's a third down back and also in. Will not catch more passes CJ now I don't think so right I hope. But maybe. And I hope and speaking of running backs. Bryce Brown. Is fifth in the NFL in rushing yards this pre season a 140. Through the bills for years. translated well now that I agree here are your top rushing leaders through pre season Jennings for the giant. Telfair over the ravens then Williams for the giants on Ingram for New Orleans marking my have initially year by the way okay. He builds an ache in categories this is interest I think so this is actually going to translate from what I've seen on the field. The bills are the number one team. In the league. In allowing yards per attempt on the ground they've only allowed. Two point seven yards a carry will it be the number one run well how much we'll they may be number one of the beat top three or four I mean. Be up there I think. spikes is looked really good against the run exactly supposed to do. The bills are number 12 point seventy the number 22 point eight Oakland number three at three point the bills lead the league pre season yards per attempt allow. On the I'll be surprised at their top five run defense having to be better last year there were terrible. I mean I I think that will translate I can't promise civilly number one but. Well I now their number three in total rushing yards allowed only eighty wanna game. That's that's all that's alone number will they be not yards per carry but total yards a game the anywhere near that spot number three right now. You can't was number one Denver's number two should be a good run the right right that's I so yeah they should be better whole defense of leaders. Total. The builder for the only allowed 273. And a half yards a game. They're behind number one Seattle we don't have a good defense and they're showing again the pre season number two Baltimore which is a staple of their although they took a dip last couple years. Number three Green Bay. Number four buffalo traditional good run to good deep that teams at the top. Buffaloes in the their number for allowing less than 274 yards a game total defense. I'm trying to figure out how the extra game plays and does total defense that doesn't. Well yards yards total average I was having it doesn't need yards per carry in really dozen yards per game you could make a case that it they've got the whole fame game where teams are. Very prepared. But. I expected defense to be good to be ranked ahead of the offense which is right. A change mean bound depending on which which statistic you're using very very bad against the run last year I think they'll be. Yeah sure that'll translate our. And then the final won the section that ranks sixth which is still nice ranking great quarterbacks that they play this year Brady twice rivers once. Cutler welcome last year I thought they didn't play many knowing quarterbacks and then all of a sudden they got eaten alive Monday yeah I mean it's still they're passing defense wasn't horrible last year. The bills are six and passing defense in the pre season they've only allowed opponents 192 and a half yards passing. A game in the pre season so the run defense is the number one the number six. Played Eli Manning who's been terrible that played camp they did not play against Cam Newton but played Josh McCown. Briefly against Ben Roethlisberger who got all on one play and then tonight it will be who. Matthew Stafford fair re briefly if at all right so I don't get anything from that at all because they also have their own back of 2.0. They don't care OK don't care. Cam Newton didn't even play. Eli Manning played three drives it to me is the same as saying that you know they held Jason Peter Paul and check for two series like it's over the course of big the entire game. Now the and get anything I don't know why I'm I'm I'm stupid but I'll put more weight in the run defense in the past. From the OK let's put a number and I did this with Bulldog when a host with him last week at the casino okay. Last year points per game that's really matters more than anything not yards or anything like that points per game are and what you put a number. On this year's ranking last year the bills' offense ranked 22 in the league in points per game. The defense was twentieth in points allowed per game put a number this year and we think both those numbers fall. See I think the defense will be my spiel about fifteen. May be a top I mean what how much of movies and it's I don't know I mean it could be last year they allowed per game. Mom. Bailouts when he four point threat points again fifteenth how many like 23 point eight. Mean it's not that's probably not have a very big jump so that the league could move around I don't know the defense the defense will probably give up fewer points. How much difference will that make I don't know I don't expect the dolphins the feel that dynamic we'll see if it is saying you gains we have not seen. We have not seen CJ Spiller the way they'll probably use him. So it's the pre season it's tough together anything from it. The pre season's terrible it ends tonight and somehow. They're gonna trot out their starters is get out LT. German lights up about GO. They allowed 88 points three say yes very minimal right very that's it the difference between the the difference between. Twentieth and fifteenth. Total points last year was twelve right exactly well over sixteen games over sixty one thing you can do and by the way the offense allowed some of those pointed sort of special teams. Right we will help countless numbers about like rankings it's important to know right how big of a disk you know. Discrepancy there is between went twelve and 24 are at point park. don't we use that. Can make it seem a lot worse than it is. All right one to get back today is a big day. Internationally. There's an idea they use not here that we should use here because it would be so much more fun. And lead controversy him myself he's got Tommy he hates it and think. But there's a great great event going out for 45. This afternoon and I think that the the NHL. One of these leaks. Like Webber wants sign up and take it and just. Henderson on. Adjusting to right tackle bills to play lions tonight fifth and final pre season game. Jeremy lights up a pot TO here on WGR joins us on the fault him on the AT&T hotline coming up top the hours that's the talk about. And was is Elvis trench tell people this trench thing. I'll talk about it when a little bit but the trophy award is western New York's version of the trophy and it's been going on for several years in fact. Exactly how many years are here. Since 2003 even know this thing existed but we're gonna get the trip the that get the big fat. Guys a little love here all the all the respect to all you high school play football but I. Carl currents is my one of my high school football coach physically until he runs this out of the the Lancaster become a pretty big deal and is now one of the guys on board with this is really help helping it out and we just want to. Talk a little bit about if you wanna. Maybe help ought to be can anybody want to become a member of know how they watch these guys and play at things like that with the Connolly cup the Heisman here where yeah this is the covers the island so anyway we'll talk a little bit about Judy but. We also bring him on to talk about you talked you brought up the of the day the east concussions and pre season. And all the issues we're having here now 61 I believe you said right up and of course we know Jody has been at the forefront a lot of the issues going on with concussions. And related issues with the retired players come a few minutes. First two things to get to one. you want to see what was the other one remember I know that I know them all the drawings yeah. And the wanting and on counts yeah Tennessee punting league it's survivors survivor partner at Tennessee punt survivor study SharePoint survivor. We have. A group of sixteen individuals of two teams each assigned randomly. And every time a team from inside the opponent's forty. That team gets knocked out lawsuit last team standing it's I look for week one probably like five or six teams quake. Punting inside the opponent's forty I got opening Green Bay and feel good about those two teams why because. Green Bay has a good kicker so they might kick it into the 38 right it's important. And Oakley and I don't know why feel good they've got nothing to lose so because they had Sebastian Janikowski still. Yes. It. Yes no kidding they may try it from seventy with that you make anything like that image right after the team so I have Indianapolis. good at the dome helps you out. And the giants. Now Coughlin. Help on all the time I had a right you know it's gonna be around Matthew drew Philadelphia in Jacksonville which like the top two picks. Smart guy in Jacksonville and got all the Smart the analyst of the Smart guys I get it yes. I get it now. Yes that's right you got that study and that looking into things and didn't do studies those are Smart people yes sometimes they draw wrong conclusions sure are anyways so the draw today. Tonight today's afternoon is the UEFA champions league group stage draw. Now is that while. All the soccer leagues over there they've. All five of his other master league where Arabic countries play each other. Basically it's kind of like if the US and Canada and Mexico. All had hockey leagues and the champions of those leagues played each other for you don't world supremacy. You know here when you win Major League Baseball you call yourself world champions despite not actually having to play anybody from around the world. There are they do like yeah we played just about everybody. Anyway sell what they do. Is a lot like the World Cup soccer does this. I don't care about your state concedes really they put teams in the pots and they draw one from each pot and then that's the group. So what they would do basically instead of having these cheesy divisions. Which are annoying and useless the NBA is going this way by the way probably eliminate divisions. Self for instance let's say the NHL playoff field is Phil what do you you now have four divisions right. And you have four teams that come out of each division essentially if three and then two wild cards what they would do is they would say. If they wanted to adopt this they take a four division winners they go in the pot won the for second place teams going to pot to. The fourth third place teams going to POP3. And and the wild cards going to pot four and each group would only have one drawn out of so you wouldn't have. The same matchup sever imagine if the sabres were going to play in the playoffs you are right when into 1820s. That I and they're gonna play in the playoffs. And we don't know where they're gonna play as the season plays out we don't do this. March towards. Looks like your scooter Boston may be Tampa we'll see who wins on the last day of the season if they get to avoid it now instead of that. We all tune in tonight. And we wait to see. What ping pong ball. OK so so how long before the game actually split the series starts do we know. Up to me three days. Two days it's a regular season ends we do the draw all right make travel arrangements let's go. I like it you know I like it reminds me of the NCAA tournament. This is selection Sunday. Selection Sunday is like a holiday for us basketball fans the only problem with it is all the NHL kinda has that right now this year Saint Louis and Chicago played the first round which was a joke. Randomness people are afraid of randomness in sports when it comes to these straws but in the NHL we just had it. Where the Rangers in the flyers played and they were the twelfth and thirteenth best teams in the east. And I'm sorry twelve and thirteen best teams in the league. Both in the east they played each other in the first round while Chicago played Saint Louis that was like number four vs number five. in baseball sometimes you have a one game playoff and in the next day got to play series don't know we're gonna play. The only reason that would cause me pause or something like this Germany as. As a person whose coach I like the idea of preparing for teams to the super very bright so so as long as the if we don't know I have to wait a date so as long as the window isn't that. Bad I don't care but again it's kind of like. The possible to Also my mistake the draw is at 11:45 morning it's from Monaco. In the UA fought Ross center everything that he was cooler they could do it in Monaco. NHL cool to be in Monaco next elected not all right very good press credential that happens Joseph be on the other side wanna get back here on WGR.

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    josh mccown found at 14:42

    an interesting situation. You know what's gonna have a nice little year. Josh McCown -- -- wanna believe that until I watched that game the other night I I didn't think you would start. He's got a big line but he's a nice you're thinking that often it's the made a trade they traded there tight and Tim right. Two New England for Logan Mankins we touched a little bit yesterday and talked about a lot. That tight and they treated it was the third leading receiver
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    kyle williams mario williams found at 2:12

    feel Sammy Watkins especially should not touch the field. I'm Marcel Darius Kyle Williams Mario Williams but I -- list the players that shouldn't touch the field courted one should not touch the field. Not -- anyway. I
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    mike sherman found at 25:56

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Robert -- it it really did -- -- embodies given that so we're talking about debt that. That really it doesn't surprise me too much enemy's got a lot of ability and and both those young quarterbacks. Drafted last year we have -- an iPod -- Yeah you but he was exciting at that the most I've seen him play in the NFL -- lots of a lot of Baylor but I really haven't seen a lot of them this year until yesterday and I. We're talking of aura about him earlier. You know his. He just showed everything buddy GE through the deep ball well he showed plays when Dallas was coming back. He threw -- Utah does a few weeks ago about quarterbacks that. Anticipate he did that. On the adds a nice touch on some of -- passes and certainly can run the ball it he's a really exciting player who watched a. Like I think he's the real deal but you don't want to thank and you mentioned it to him that -- -- Jumped out at you when you were about a waste amen college was -- Whaley been the big ball and and them -- -- -- these yet and I think those two things her. You know his maturity and he's being touted guy in the you know really really don't we have commitments for a long -- looks like. Buddy speaking of how you evaluated college quarterbacks how did you evaluate Colin -- predict what he did on Monday night. Was pretty remarkable the way he looked to get that Chicago Bears defense. Of course he was a second round pick you guys -- Aaron Williams a couple of picks before him how do you evaluate him as they -- -- great for college -- You know I actually went after it twice and what you practice and mr. with the men. -- he'd he'd he'd play then I'm not dance and the lack. Tebow played in Florida. And it was an option run attack -- dance and he you know he threw. He had one receiver you know it was start -- him he's not a whole run but also it was picked up but you -- take -- he had the head speed and he was a you know good aptly so. Thank your body bag weighed in about writing and he has. I think he will be a good one -- you know them but it's going to take and -- I am probably in. And I know we had a great night tonight that one games so you don't want to get too scared wait. Before everybody fell in love with RG three everybody fell in love with -- Andrew Luck. How often did you get a chance to see him again when you're watching him at Stanford what stood out about -- I'm I'm I assume you're not surprised that he is succeeding as a rookie. Now I'm not you know we again we you know everybody. Had him -- solely on as a junior so. You know when app platform as a union in storming in his senior in all of our scouts you know everybody felt the same way about the gag. -- if you can loses. There a consensus. And everybody's or I don't with a gap but I think everybody was only look out I didn't hear anybody that -- didn't think he'd be successful in this league in that. And probably the same time and RG three may be copied -- senators McCain didn't hear about a man. And it turned out -- both -- exactly what everybody expected. What what are the biggest attributes and Andrew Luck what stands out to you buddy when you watch this guy play. You know obviously applicant CNN end and you guys all know unique Enron he's mainly pro we make all the throws he's Smart -- that but maturity and always sir it's very unusual for two gas. Debate they are in the first year and you don't back -- -- may not decided that he wouldn't have been met. This is his second year he -- for the year and I failed kokin. And and that and doesn't -- worker or exactly what they're doing what they won't and but these two Diaz I made their first year so what they're -- an Israeli. Really unusual. But you know and now I'll bring up a question -- I'm pretty sure we ask you this before you guys faced Ryan cannon hill. That as much as a rookie quarterback and look good they're still rookie quarterbacks haven't seen everything. And maybe you can confused then is it tougher to do that against the guy like lucky -- just more advanced. Well I think he has more advanced. You know he's raised in a football fame million. And probably helped football it epidemic table and that cannot find so. He he's been exposed -- -- here in a battle Leavitt about duke thanks deal that. You know those guys are some growing pains no matter -- ideas where there's Peyton Manning here. Are either he goes out again as there's some growing pains in and some of these rookies or -- -- -- embody an exodus 8030515. To join us pilot thought about your quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. He has cut down on his interceptions. Two in the last five games -- both were critical one was Tennessee one was that knowing them but only two interceptions in the last five games do you think David -- work is paying off or is -- something Ryan has -- -- -- has done can you talk a little bit about that the drop in interceptions. You know I think it's I think it's all forgotten. I think it takes felt very -- men. Big day. We have -- -- back out -- not -- I believe. And gotten a point across not think we understand that if we don't turn the ball over no matter committee as we got a chance to win. And and they it'll come down to the last player to the and that's. That's kind of what we -- there. Yet in the not thanking everybody else's -- -- -- mean mayor he attends the city. What Matt they had I guess it was met I think is met rampant five interceptions and still won the game that won't happen. Once in -- years and we we're not. Good enough football team to turn it over. Not experienced enough to turn the ball over and stay away and we gotta we gotta. We got not make mistakes and that's that's where we're trying to get to got to play good defense and not make despite -- -- Now do you think that could have an effect. On the touchdowns through because like I looked at it interceptions but if you also go back. The last six games he's only thrown touchdown passes and two of those six games it was Tennessee into England again -- at the text so do you think maybe he's taken an overall. More of a cautious approach which has helped in terms of the interceptions but maybe he's lost some aggressiveness when it comes to the touchdown pass total. Well let me here it's a big delegate situation and it's a plan land you don't wanna take the when the rays who ran Fitzpatrick gave where he is as because he's. He's a gunslinger he'll cut it loose he's not afraid to throw it and you don't want to take out away from Egypt's war I'll work on trying to make. Intelligent decisions with the ball and and and go places where you've got a chance to -- you've got a better chance and -- and I think that's that. That's what makes it hard is not an easy thing where you say. Don't make a mistake don't exploited via -- don't throw it in -- you might turn it over you don't you can't -- that coming. He's got a baby he's still got to be a gap that'll. That'll that'll -- in a tight spot and that and that's the way this league he got a big day. -- general manager buddy nix on the line with us -- I'll ask -- the same question we asked both. Coach Gailey and right it's Patrick color this week and that is about the frustrations and not being able to the inability -- should say to convert as much did you like on third down and short and the numbers that go along with that. Is there a problem with the way that the team has built or with the -- the plays or designer executed or that simply a matter of people not doing their assignments and those situations. Well I I think it's. Mistake here in a mistake there I don't like obviously it so yeah. The plays -- -- plan to everybody runs basically. A lot of assigned staff and and ended just we've gotten in Pannemon grasp bail them out playing up -- -- now. I think we missed Korea you know that's just my opinion and I think that. You know everybody fuss is about -- Macs and Mac -- buying it and some people got different opinions about it that. We've we've meat free if we need both backs. And and an athlete that might have their. We were talking about that when we were talk about the third and shorts were bringing up the ideas of empty sets -- mean your your offense is based on you know spread the field lot empty sets for receiver whatever. Do you. I guess would you go back I mean you have got -- have formations where you could have two backs are to -- and -- huge show more power formations when your third short. When you -- it works at a and I. But you know that the one of the things that makes our running game different post about it looks like we are spread why don't impassioned attack but where we're pretty physical running. Attack also. And in one of them buying is when you spread them out when you -- -- create non underlying reason. And you creates lanes and that's for planes. That thing people don't realize when you bring him three guiding -- you're burning in three defenders. That that are -- staff and then you know when you go to Maxi you bring -- -- it. And so. That's just people you've got to block in the you know I think we got a mixture of both we do we do you go to tie Mac -- playing it -- that. I think it really views and speaking from a big hit it standpoint in deep trouble one. When they -- -- from sideline to sideline and then run the football at. You know it it it makes a difference and it makes it a little bit easier there's just let people -- to block. But when you go empty doesn't that I mean it kind of takes away the threat or the idea of your. Yeah -- -- and then Maggie and Maggie and you get the matchup that you won't and and you got to have enough confidence in April when he can't unit soccer. It's like a pile slowly coming. And that's the way up -- complete look at written any books. It does work in them there are complying him in the second -- don't -- don't. But we've talked about fit to talk about third and short get to the defense in a moment is there any aspect in particular as you look at this team. With six games to go. Is there any facet or aspect of this team you'd really like to see them improve on over the last sixteen. Well I idea and I and I go back that -- Coach Intel I guess but I think the big thing for us is is to. Cut -- colonel and I mean I cannot say this earlier in the year I'm encouraged about this pain because not -- would get did. Have -- been able to keep our offensive plan basically intact and that -- that's. A power Port Orchard that kind force and I think you know they paid him to land the older two times in -- -- on the video we get. Two really good running back -- like if we just. Gain consistency. It's just black eye mask a lot you know on my word about unity and in my word about well. I worry more about so our main we don't show up and play. Every week now the last three weeks basically we played hard and we. You know we've competed in we've been in every game and probably should've won two out victory that. But we didn't. So consistency I think would thus it is it is what I think we've got to improve will not turn it over. And and make plays when we got a Mike. The defense buddy out of he has been a weak point but it seems to be playing better the last few games do you think it's playing better and if so. Why. You know I think we've played three really good came to -- story. Three weeks and cannot do think we're playing better I think we're I think it it -- -- -- -- -- misjudged a little. Or maybe not a level I misjudged how much. And that was going type -- GL and play together. Gotten you -- you get you. Coordinator. And -- may be -- out that they it was going to be. Instant success but normally when you might get change and I've said this before. Even though he might have to make it change you take a step back to go forward and and -- You know it -- it has taken us some -- -- thank at this point we're starting to Mike plays with playing with confidence. And will play and reckless. Which is what you have to do big fans were -- and better we're more confident with what we've got to do. And I think it just take more than them up out it would they get there. You know you and it was -- who were talking about. Needs in the offseason and you brought the idea you know get and two or three spots we got to get more playmakers. Talk about Gerris bird. And and the role he has you guys are clearly he's. One of the best play makers on your team not just your defense -- your overall football team where do you think he ranks -- a play making safety right now. Well I don't go I ranks and everybody else but I know he's he's not one we have more swap. Or somebody else I mean he is a he is -- -- this -- he's Smart he knows but now he is again I gather it was raised in a football family -- around it. Always lap he knows that works but they interception he may then and you look back at the gains we've won. That there were close I mean he's company with a big life force and that's. That's what you -- -- -- -- and and you know we knew from his rookie year he was capable they happened. And started doing -- -- consistent basis so. Ninety -- you know ranks really he's a really good people. I think one of the reasons why you guys are playing better certainly I think everybody would say is the place of Kyle Moore. Did you did you like him -- -- to hold Genesis of bringing more in here to begin with was that done because you did you got a high -- on him at SC and and track tomorrow or what what was the story behind that. Do you have what you know our scouts lacking not be hidden in -- and I probed as kind of partly a gas Tammy Gibbons -- group that acting -- A here's the thing about cal cal was cal had that. Blackout that lack a lot of young guys -- learn how to be a pro out of work how to prepare how to do the things. You've got to do. The little things to be a professional and and he's done that and I yield. Do you actually have a bank and a great job with him. Bringing him along this parties say he's always been able to Russia actually likes to Russian -- I think of things he had to improve only GAO's. Display of Iran and and he's been doing that a lot better and you know he's got good apps and still got that. Wasting go to get consistently is getting easy candidate but I think he's headed in the right direction. We asked -- I ask you about bird. How to play makers do you think you have on the defensive side of the football right now. You know I think we got a lot more than men has shown up on May not like we got. Play makers so they're obviously out front bulwark. You know -- actually important for probably 67 can make plays forcing Abbott. Consistently but they are starting to and starting to be able did dominate some up front. And ending in dark corners act -- quarter. Obviously Stephon Gilmore who Leo really. You know I think he's just going to get better and better policies always playing good so we've got playmaker settlement on the big pitches sad that you got to keep bad. Yeah do you think you know I was gonna ask you about Mckelvin. Who obviously is has made -- you know makes tremendous plays from a special teams standpoint but the question on him was could he play consistently as a quarterback having lost that job earlier this season. Do you see any improvement from Leodis from that standpoint. Yeah Leo this lesson he has say. And he's really done everything you can possibly do. I mean he's gone through some tough times which we all do -- and especially. NFL players lay up and down -- He is he's really -- talented -- he plays really good in certain situations he's got wanted to do things that. Eddie has been improved home in. He works hard to do this so you know we're we're pleased when Leo listen and what he's doing -- special thing that I don't -- think. You mentioned three guys. Play much of the offensive line keeping them intact we talked about jurors bird we talked about -- Mckelvin. All of them free agent after the end of the sees somebody can get us any update at all about if you talk to their agents if you have any progress going in trying to keep any of them. You know eight. I'm not going to get into the atmosphere and a year here we we do our work we got gadget work -- -- -- get a every day he. You know and so when there -- certain to announce who -- But -- exodus bills GM here are good luck Sunday we will talk again next Friday. Yet thanks dad always play. Thanks buddy thanks buddy buddy -- for this year on WGR and judges every Friday at 8 am brought to you about it. Northwest savings bank ranked highest customer satisfaction with retail banking in the mid Atlantic region. Three years in a -- by JD power & Associates and brought you by the mirror group wine made easy when we get back. I want to revisit could we talk that I arrived -- -- good buddy we talked about the defense and whether or not they have playmakers and you brought up the whole.