I'm Manny Lawson bills linebacker joining us here bills get ready for the patriots on Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium in. Many of those right now many it's Howard Jeremy good morning nice to talk to you sir are you don't want. The morning don't don't don't don't don't go up so. -- or where we're pretty excited. You know I mean the opener and he got through the preceding you survived you know pre season football games in training camp practices. Opening week is exciting for everybody I would assume you're just as excited. Probably even more so because if so are -- and you know I -- to be in a Red Sea that have all preparation no we don't don't training camp. You know come it'll be disputed you'd expect to where we are. Any week we accurate saint John Fisher and no one of the things we brought up was you know the whole concept for you of not only a news scheme. But also new teammates new city. Now would you get ready for the opener on Sunday how comfortable are you with the defense and with your new teammates. Barrick Gold or think what don't care what -- really does bring it together you know we're secluded away everything else you know I'm. And you know we just spoke to one another and each other but you -- at the end of that individual so they're all compulsive. And as far as the deeper gene you know I think I'm going back for what it needs to do it nor is it that sparked my job the girls and two -- but it and the purpose is to win it. What is your job in this defensive scheme. Really just to get out of Brady right now. You know Bob Brady you know do whatever happened do running and passing game but really just rattle of the Soviet aren't so that's a -- -- Want black beauty you guys again there this week. That's not a lot of what that well. How often have you faced him in your career. This will be my third. And in previous experiences. Have your team's been successful it get him and rattling him. It's -- parts of its parts and it's very hard because Cuba is very good what we call priests -- for the all step as you know. -- understand -- and discover where mostly come from all but with deep disarray -- And -- -- some get the ball a lot quickly. When you're lined up -- -- try to give them an exotic look and you notice that he's on to EU and the priest at the kind of think like out. Crap -- snap if he's figured it out already like can you tell us what he's made the right read. Because you are so that no -- -- not in doubt just that it sort of make you relate it to make it you. -- -- So what do you do how do you like -- I don't Mike at this talked a lot about that -- that confusion and guys moving around and making it hard for quarterbacks when you face a guy who is good at reading that then what do you do how do you counter that as the defense. -- just you know do or what are not the same way as you would -- tutor for. Door to different jobs -- and you know look one way when we run well but look that way -- -- -- That way if you look bell boycott what you don't know exactly which one you know. Many -- -- would this year on WGR bills and pats on Sunday so back to Brady mentioned you've you've faced him a couple of times before you mentioned. You know how good he is free -- what are some of the other major challenges. When you face Tom Brady. Also ordered birds got a round you know you always in -- -- around the but so you don't under the veteran got a future hall of Famer you know they're not always it's. Very out of them within himself that's how you go. Men around -- I mean that that make the -- are very strong being. Now he's done his cast of characters has changed a lot Manny I mean they've they've really over they've had a big turnover in their receiving corps. Obviously Aaron Hernandez is in jail Rob Gronkowski might not play do you guys feel any better because. So many different players are being worked into week one to their offense. Well I mean you not get -- -- -- to -- what you say that you know what things should be on the up the belt or you're. Response well what -- and you know -- you can rattle you know. It'll be perhaps still back there and you know elite quarterback picked out -- -- they always win. Yes and you guys you know Mike -- talked a lot about blitzing and being aggressive. The injury to Stephon Gilmore is is a big loss for now for the football team you think that. Limits you're aggressive this does that negatively impact what the plan could be when you don't have you know your best shot down quarterback there. -- they Andrea very injury -- are really is the document quotes so as you know both on the as well look -- that you -- you can definitely count on either that we look forward to what. The thing about this week that you really have -- in Needham and -- flight. And even that one person does -- -- I mean it shouldn't and Albania where that's the change you know what caused that App -- or. Do you still going to be your identity you'll still be what it is regardless. Still do what they're able to do what it is regardless what the dollar -- assume you know -- Conditions each other still. They you know I remember last year they played up -- Manny and they would get like I don't know 75 -- or something offensive plays a game a very fast offense. First off have they've been doing that in the pre season from the tape you've watched of them let's start there do you expect to see them do a lot of up tempo no huddle against you Sunday. Well look we will look no we know we will see some well no although I don't think we'll get a lot of that. Are you you know it you have young dark which you know you never know they could it could be that the Caribbean hurricane player so you know -- there ordinance they do they do they don't they don't. If they do is it any easier for you guys that you practiced against it all summer. Well it's going to be definitely easier for -- you know we have to go out do you know cope with bit. What I mean it's just going to be you know say they do get what you order to understand that you know. But it is a little bit of repertory. Adversity and we got -- oak summit. Men -- that would this year as we get you ready for the bills and patriots all right so a couple of things we're let's get going I wanted to ask about. Look at the quarterback you knew there was going to be a rookie quarterback starting in this game either EJ Manuel or -- tool we now know it's EJ Manuel I know here. You're busy playing defense but you're a veteran guy you've seen a lot of young quarterbacks in this league. Give me your thoughts which is she's so far from EJ Manuel and and how do you think you'll handle the into the bright lights so to speak in game number one. Well I think as any rookie goes you know you have very excited to play you are well there's enough of yeah. -- you gonna have a look for the -- What and in EJ in the -- -- you know he's very. He's very humble and very mature audience and you know he just really he's really I'd be back you know be around the guys being here beyond being beyond -- And it excited and welcome and -- couples -- He's you know the quarterback has to be the leader on offense. And I and I I assume that you know -- seems like he shows some pretty good leadership traits many what do. Our guys on defense does does the quarterback have any impact in terms of his his leadership and and kind of having any impact on the defensive side of the ball clearly the -- guys have to believe and and what you guys. Actually you know what it's it that does so -- -- because you know when the quarterback can't you know time to joke around the you know when he goes to -- Ortiz of the -- of those you know what. Don't worry about it we're compound it when with the ball all you know sorry we got it -- but it all happened. Or you know most Coca because they'll get the ball back -- will sport being played bad you really motivated -- And you really want to you know do things command of the game right. Many one other thing I wanted to ask you about -- -- others for not knowing this off the top my -- have you played at Ralph Wilson Stadium before the which -- -- Cincinnati. Okay. What are you I mean. What do you think about that you're big into the stadium before but obviously this will be your first time in the stadium wearing -- bills uniform. What do you think and about in terms of of what to expect in the atmosphere on Sunday when you walk out as a bill before the sold out stadium crowd. I am looking forward to at some point at some. You know or seem to wrap and a little earthquakes here in out state it'll -- -- vehicles and city. Our -- are -- out loud really you're. -- that now that I'm on the team and -- open response well with the -- wasn't as soon as we make our first big play out of what what they have to do not have -- -- -- And -- to start shaking it seem like we haven't -- that are quite. Do you have any game days superstitions or rituals that you go through our season opening one's. Well I don't really still not very muscle but the game has as we -- throughout the week yet. You know what it -- gain files looked it looked like everybody else. Well and always double that still make sure you know go out there and play well. Now you got a family or friends coming in for your bills debut. Not not this not just it's all right so historic -- watching. Yeah because it's old hat you're you know you're an old guy no like like Vijay mention is is mama's coming in. You know for rookies it's a big deal for better players maybe not so much. Yeah are very very I'll wrap up our people are already seeing -- demand not there's quite OK so yeah you're in a year and seeing. We are very good luck will be watching MTV. All right well good luck on Sunday Manny it thanks again for coming all of -- this morning. So many -- it was this year on WGR bills pats course we'll have you covered all day. On Sunday. I'm sure many would listening at 7 o'clock breakfast with the bills with Matthew collar and then bills game day from the field now.