Russert Howard Gerri good morning how are you guys Rory good morning at that trick joining us is always -- on what we can go at this time. This was a really fun interview. This week you guys had had a big punch in the gut what what is done a game like Sunday like. -- in terms of the strides the progress the big picture. What kind of a setback do you think is a game like Sunday. Bob series powered -- disappointed with the outcome you know we went in. With a good plan it felt good about you're going in the new York and and planned well in. You know went all the adversity that we've faced in the beginning of the game and in some of the injuries. -- at the end of the day were still one which one they were ten minutes left. And we've got to find a way to make a play and win that game. -- black so. It's disappointing you know there's couple days minted basically takes me all week to get over it but. You know I will get back to practice today and and get our mind right now get ready for Baltimore. I thought and I think a lot of people figured -- that you guys were. Ahead of the jets in a pecking order in the division is this a setback in terms of where you are in the east. But I you know I think you know and everyone's gonna have their opinion -- that we knew going in the game powers that. The jets had a very very good defense. And obviously you know their scheme down there or what coach Ryan's Don and and I obviously coach pat before. You know week that we knew we they would pose some some issues and and they played well there's good scheme you have to give credit to them. But like I said you know at the end you know when all when it's also and done it's point one and you've got to be got to find a way to. To win to win and we just and make him enough plays to get that done. Are you worried at all about your young quarterback and how he handles a rough -- I got -- more more port I guess how he bounces back attempts to bounce back from a rough outing like that. There one guy real war -- each day knowing is has mindset each and every week he's very even keel you know he knows. That there were times that you employ as well as he would light. But you know he's a guy that takes a good coaching. And we'll spend the week just prepare and get ready for Baltimore and communities in his mindset that his approach each and every week win or lose is very consistent. That's what you need out of a leader in which it where you need to your quarterback. One of the -- one of the many things you guys have talked about when it comes to describing -- Emanuel amended the terms poise and composure. On Sunday. He looked rattled rushed to -- for the first time I think there was it an element of I'm not sure where guys are common from the jets that are really good job with their scheme of thing. As they have done. Especially against young quarterbacks. What about that factor the factor that you know how does he bounce back from -- -- that are you just chalk it up in shame and the jets that's the jets. They've always done that and there aren't a lot of -- second do that the quarterback. Well I think you know you have to look in a -- -- professions know wants the first game on the road for rookie quarterback in a hostile environment. You know a defense that is historically gets after. The quarterback and very. Very good fashion. You know he made some good plays and and we had made some plays that -- you'd like to have back. And I think we can say that for him basically the entire team. And you know I'm I'm -- -- senator there -- and I'm not worried about him bounced back to get right and has been -- back to work and feel good about where and his progression where he's going. Are you concerned about the lack of productivity with CJ Spiller. I'd say guess in one and a half of three games since he missed a good chunk of the second half for only have one carry in the second half against the jets. Yeah -- know we needed your running game on it's on questions. You know CJ you know obviously was out for most of the second half. In New York you know -- came man and he noted an admirable job like he always does and number we've got to run the football and it's big part of our offense and we've got to find a way. You know to get him unleashed. -- I've you know I'm pretty confident and I think you guys are that the procedure we are going here pretty soon. Any thoughts on what did you know what has been issued to this point as you guys sit down talk organizationally. And and look at the game game by game. Any thoughts on why they have not been able -- Carolina was fired obviously but why the other two games have been a struggle. In -- just. You guys talking doctor cobble things -- you know -- miss and miss and some lanes that are there. Office of lines that are pretty good job. But you know it's it's you know. It's a team game the ultimate team game and you know it's 11 little deal here one little thing merit and the judge is still hasn't been good enough and we've got to find a way we have to run the football so. We've got to get he and Fred going minute and a -- way. Russ Brandon Willis bill's presidency you know how difficult does he get -- at this time of the season to try and fix problems that chip out. If gates at left carpets in in the defensive secondary in out of the market open and the best football players in the world. RR with teams so how active is that market how often do you check it in things like that. Well it's a constant process chairmen in the pro department Doug Whaley -- kimonos and you know guys Tommy givens in the guy's a runner pro department are constantly. You know looking at that practice squads and looking at guys that are on the street right you just said it perfectly. You know guys that. You know our active right now it is the market's pretty pretty lean and obviously you know were were you pretty. Roughed up in the defensive back field right now. And with the injuries all all across are not an excuse but -- reality. And we're not playing with the you know of our top four defensive backs. And obviously that hurt -- on Sunday and we just have to find a way to get through. Was -- just brought up on going process are you guys looking at the outside market at all as an option here in the secondary cornerbacks specifically with the injuries overall hours -- -- You know and anyway that we can improve the football team we will I'm you were very aggressive and that -- And obviously a very difficult. -- season ending injury with Alex Carrington who is a core player on our defense. And -- brought back. But you know mayor of practice squad switch and no we're I'm always looking to upgrade our roster and but it is not is easy as it may sound it's -- others. You -- -- three games in and you know most the players are on squads at this point. Let's I wanna ask you again with the with the quarterback do you as an organization look at it and go. You know as opposed to the guys that are out there you feel internally you have better answers here than bringing someone else in. Yeah where we've got guys that are you know played well and you. Is -- with us through camp and -- -- -- -- you we take mentality is next man up in in -- these guys have to step up. And -- employed there in the system they know the system -- you guys off the street they have no concept of what you've been doing. And there's a lot that goes into it is you know so. We just need to better production out of the back end and we need these guys step up and have they have an opportunity men need to make place. Did you have any interest in bringing back Terrence McGee is that an option. To gas and Howard that hasn't been discussed internally but I'm so you know this better question -- -- Does come across my -- T there are give -- more things for the Friday segment that's and I'll I'll. I'm right and downed power about it rust red with a -- presidency other bills by the ravens on Sunday by the -- the game is sold out right -- -- seldom. -- can you give us an update on the remaining games at the Ralph which I believe would be what the Cincinnati game is the next one chronologically yet Cincinnati we've got about 89. A 500 tickets left for Cincinnati. Were a little over 101000 for for Kansas City. And and the jets. And Miami so. In a long way to go off for those games to -- -- and what's it like on a week by week basis in terms of how games impact your ticket sales numbers again last week -- aired on. Just brought a commercial bee jays game winning drive and open up the ticket both. What happens after a game like Sunday. It's actually pretty consistent our winner you know we were -- before I know you'd you'd. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- You know come by the jets game you know we've been pretty consistent again this week and you know we do it mandatory available so you know that is helpful as well I do. You know -- the feedback I get constantly is that people are pleased with the direction. You know that were hating and you know his eyes and he goes back and January 1 -- and our power to -- this thing turned around. And you know patience is not mired virtue either as I know a lot of our finances and -- about. We're certainly doing everything -- -- and a try to get over here that's only three games but you only have a sixteen game season so some listening to your last -- your last response and think let's go big picture that -- after three games. Again three games of the sixteen. But at this point -- a progress report three games into this effort. Well three games send you know we have we've. We had an opportunity to win all three and I think that's the positive. The negative as we lost to a mean you've got to find a you know like I said earlier got to find ways to make another play to -- a close games out and finish. And you know obviously the Carolina and the excitement of coming back and you know DJ is progress and in -- two men and opportunity and are very stressed situation to come back and win that game was was tremendous. In -- -- you're on the road in and have an opportunity to the closing and mountain finish a game in and you don't get it done so. Many in the New England game you know we we all know we've we -- we should have finished second so. You know I think the progress report you know when your one and two is negative for me but. In but book when you look at the big picture you know we are in position. In to win those games and I'm truly confident that we're gonna find ways to do that in the future. -- honest about your spurt we're getting a lot of calls from people who think -- a bird's hurt did not question in the -- but as you might suspect. They're wondering if the contract he's just not out there because she's upset about the contract. If any question about -- bird being affected by the Contra -- he's not rushing maybe not rushing back to the field because -- -- gets hurt and he's in a franchise situation. That's a big problem for his future. Yeah -- he's he knowing him as long as. You know as I've known him I don't question that -- question for purge terrorist. You know he'd. He's working hard to get back on the field and you know we're looking forward Eminem back on the field so you know he's he's in -- rehab and every day in. To work -- their trainers -- our training staff constantly so you know he certainly put in the effort and and you know we'd -- to. Give them back as soon as possible especially with the situation and in the back. How how the situation is in the secondary with you know -- how great he's coming back. Byrd knows no exact timetable Mckelvin or wait here as the week goes on you know the severity of the hamstring how bad is it back there do you think. Well you know when you have your top you know four guys really. You know back there it's how did you know we've got there's a reason you know kill Morris -- the top picks in the draft -- Calvin on the top picks in the draft and you know chair mrs. Obviously spend the Pro Bowl and you know rob Brooks is a really good nickel corner for -- who's really good on special teams so. You know that that's the reality is situation. They did it it's difficult and were working through it. You know Aaron Williams did a really nice job -- him back down -- -- last week after no work and all years safety. So we were making adjustments Donny Anderson does a great job back there were those guys and work their tail off so you know -- low. We'll find a way Margaret said there's no excuses -- here. What about you know what a moment ago we're talking about the roster and and I know I was this you're losing about quarterback we ask you about street freeagent. What a trade group could you trees or trade you could pull off for cornerback. I guess so we're always looking and to improve the roster and it becomes via trade -- -- -- -- street -- it becomes via practice squad. You know that's something that well in in its effort constantly and and -- and probably issues are always looking at trying to improve the roster by a couple things where let's go one about the stadium one about a leak issue. I remember reading a story a couple of weeks ago. Once there was the San Cisco game in Seattle. Where there -- gonna be undercover police officers in the Seahawks stadium dressed in 49ers gear button do you guys you. Does something that we haven't employed yet because this year when we wondered when we brought in some of our new security measures. You know our focus was. -- 128. -- uniformed Erie county sheriff's. And really ever -- visibility. Alternative to trade more a safe and secure environment for people. That has worked very very well through two games those guys have done a tremendous job. And the and that's how we've approached it died I have read the reports. On what you know Seattle's. San Fran has done. But we're we're not at that point. Has there been any data those reports to see if it cut down on any incidents. Yeah we've had a very good feedback and data. Through the first two games. And credit our fans. And in every area to powered the lots. Have definitely been cleaned up. We have share patrols on throughout the entire campus. You know that we have. Though lots that are paved. People have done a great job with our green team and all the different things that were employing. People are getting into the gates earlier we've extended the perimeter. People are in the gates earlier on the dead clearly shows that. So you give credit to our fans should also review of the sheriffs have done a really. Really good job we spread far fewer arrests. Any thoughts of changing traffic patterns again and you guys constantly evaluating those Heidi feel about the Abbot road closures that have you seen. Positive results are getting positive the better term bird pause all right the -- I'll take you are -- Portland Maine get out of that field house slot. Yeah well when you've got a three sided building one way and one way in one way out and 70000 people wearing a last minute you're gonna -- my map. Well actually you know what it's okay we're the the truth is not ever unfortunately not everyone waited the last minute against Carolina looked it's -- get those of us that that were were rewarded. -- chairman to your point. We are especially with a renovation and we're going through are 1000. Traffic study. And looking to find ways. To increase. And improve it so. You win the renovation with the ever closure. There are some things that were working towards that we think can. Can -- but I know you and I've talked about this numerous times sometimes you have to go a little bit further. To get here faster. And you know I can tell you personally when I recommend I come in very early in the very late. And I still go out you know out -- duels come back to the stadium. But you know people are so routine in and I'm the same way that you say why you know I think today I can beat it. And and then you get caught up sometime in the logjam and you know and then you know if you have. You know an accident or blown tire you know we all know how that can affect traffic as well so. But you know we are certainly you find trying to find ways to improve them. I'm gonna credit Joseph B for that when I take -- -- place to go mile strip -- route twenty whatever in -- like once just a little further or riddles and come back. Up avid networks such -- find there's nobody over nobody goes that all the veterans do. I think I didn't I didn't even know about it. If not they'll tell it like you're eating it -- -- good now and then and so it's it's written -- -- well I like him in no rush -- leave the house of like. Nine saw -- you know but there's traffic immunized at now as I drive on the 219 I look to the right. And you know you can see you know traffic already -- miles -- and -- when he and there are our cars -- already there -- -- -- at 939 Oakland. I laughed when asked about eighteen game season there was a noted pro football talk dot com that the league again is quietly. Exploring the possibility of eighteen games whether it's. Sixteen game player limits like you have an eighteen game season that guys can only playing sixteen games Max. Or they would increase roster size may be. It seems like that's a dangerous thing to do rest at a time when there's such -- Movement about player safety what are you personally what are your or the organizations thoughts about eighteen games. You know our -- the same reports you as well and I haven't heard anything about that on the league and we've -- league meetings of recent and we do have. Revelers league meeting coming up two weeks archer. If there's anything to report and sources and -- Conjecture. I'm sure that -- brain but. You know it's to your point it's something that needs to be vetted. Everywhere possible. And and I -- that they shot to pre season where at red regardless of whether it's sixteen or eighteen rushed. Can the league -- to pre season games out I mention that because one of the things that keep reading is that. If they've. If they eliminated pre season games it's a problem with various teams and their stadium lease deals because there's one less game now on according to the least deal. Yeah you know everyone's situation these wise is different. Also you know network contracts -- -- and fifteen years in there. No other place there's a lot of different you know obviously working with the union. In everything related to the players than others so many different variables to it. That. It makes for very complex situation but. He will continue to give information and and now continue to report right. Well I -- you notified us -- you know for if you wanna like at the league meetings going on you step out for like a dinner break. You call us and I did yesterday -- of nature's god or your winnings from this weekend's girls that he ordered personally delivered and shared so much open -- -- I was right here well. You know and our -- you're repeat knows -- to it so it is worth it depends how good your wings argument that they were really good but he's probably in training for next year's mater so he probably -- that stuff. Thanks as always Russ good luck on Sunday OK guys appreciate it bill's presidency -- rest -- and joining us.