Fortis Buffalo Bills football Monday -- government coming up -- just the second Howard Jimmy Matthew. Phone lines open it's crazy day it is a lot of stuff going on its bills football Monday but obviously were. Was Sharon to show what the Thomas -- a trade. We have lines open wheel of time in this segment the -- Darcy coming up at 830 so you wanna get it and talk about the bills we have phone lines open now have a few minutes with Fred obviously. Let Todd take your calls future opinions and on the game last night or excuse me. Yesterday as well. -- all three 0550 or 888550. To 552 future bills -- and on bills football Monday. And now we should want to Fred Jackson was with us on WG -- good morning -- -- and Jeremy has a balance -- Good as always thanks for coming all of us this morning. -- -- -- -- This season I think for a lot of fans that it's been about positive steps and seeing some and feeling good about the direction the franchise is edited. Now you guys -- look at it differently you're out to win every game obviously don't necessarily worry about the big picture when you're playing in -- season so. After a game like yesterday. When you lose to a really good football team in a season that's been about trying to take positive steps how you look at the day. You had yesterday as a team how do you walk away from a game like that the loss. Well I mean obviously it's you know you don't wanna -- the game and you know there's no more victories than opal you know so. Plus where -- disappointed you know we wanna come back and we got focus on getting another win you know we got another couple on a common unit. That's what we have just -- -- do you know go watch the bill loaded it can improve on the I'll give ourselves a better chance or better opportunity 1 o'clock we -- net -- Early in the opening just gonna go away from a so we got to figure out what are board that we do evolve so. Put us in that situation. It was weird Fred would mean that you know you guys had their early turnovers and yet -- kick the field columns and on how they are -- seven. And because you know the defense is really helping you guys out with a short field so. What you think when you're up three. They're coming. Deficit you know we didn't put our defense. Integrates situations early lead and make plays on offense. Gave them sort deals turnovers and it's still you know -- even with Bonecardi. -- lights out. We were still up in the seven in the game -- That's just not so that they can take from it is you know that we thought we eliminate a lot of the turnovers and the sort veal who given you can't give a bill about light breeze not so many opportunities and we did that so. You know that's so that we can take from a game it's. We we we've we've got to put ourselves better situation than you know you never know what the outcome but it probably. -- of those turnovers the very first play a game that the read option play it worth that gets hit in fumbles. On their plate it looked like the ball was gonna go to you and then maybe he'd be pulls out last minute. How how does that process go down are you expecting to the ball until it's it's taken away from you and in that spot you know is it. I don't know is there any change to how late that decision is Nader is there a very specific timing that kind of play. Well I mean it it it it all depends on quarterback you know we run it like we're getting the ball every time you know it. He he pulled the when he's -- like you can't. And he he's stuck it stuck the ball. And let me edit for awhile and there. Are particular. That -- you know that the quarterback this isn't you know we're all live with that. It didn't turn out very well of course -- amber you know we're -- whatever decision he makes. Do you think if he was to come for awhile he took a big shot in the -- there with the helmet. And then it was down on the sideline did you think he was gonna be able to get back. Are you know rocket. He he took a good shot you know -- -- for awhile and you know -- shoulder you know what type of guy you came in target graded out. And continue to play it forces argue about -- 1 o'clock AQ and a respectable large -- Did you you took quite a pounding and you know I did some it was was blocking issues some of the may have -- it was hanging on the ball little bit long. And I'm not talk about just -- Fred the same thing in Miami -- when he gets rid of the ball he's still takes quite a pounding. Yeah and you know -- -- in the inning there aren't in the group all out they'll force. We do that you're gonna gain here so you know that's a guy that. -- got to respect you know god it's definitely his body -- locker the -- -- -- football to enforce them in the pockets been. Target the ball out so to some playmakers that we have at receivers -- We would appreciate it -- not go to Matt I would end up on a plane you know -- You know hurt went to campaigns from groups we're not only -- -- not so much appreciated here than he did. You guys came out. Running the ball so well in the first half. Some big holes really a lot of success special -- between the tackles. And then it was like the exact opposite the second half you guys when you did run yards were almost impossible to come by. And what happened why isn't so good and one half and then really not so good in the second half. -- there's got to give them credit you know they made -- -- and Apatow that -- and we did you know that that you know something. We have to be better you know we have to be. Better it make a second happened just before then they did they get the -- -- down and -- in part you know it's right there. So -- we have to see that we episodes you know in and that's something that it's gonna follow on us as players. Hope when we see that we have -- going on -- on what sport at all only outline that. If that doesn't play. Injuries happen everybody deals with -- you -- the only team obviously but having said that. CJ Spiller not playing yesterday while first off as the week went on did you guys pretty much have an idea that he wasn't going to play were you practicing. And with the game plan prepared with a -- that he would not play on Sunday. It out we had we had an inkling that gonna happen in and narrowed that. Going for a walk further into the week we kind of got did that he wasn't gonna build up quite so. You know we practice like you know we got other got it looks and they've done. So how will it not having him even though you prepare -- how much does that impact your offense on games and not have a -- out there. Well you're good huge -- floors so you know anytime you know I've got like that that. You know I'd opportunistic ball you know sixty yards there atomic such -- you know it's gonna make some adjustments and some things you do. You know we we got got -- so like we applaud union until players -- so. We received an epidemic of political there's no doubt about our guys that are. Score a lot of points or slow we still could score a lot of points or whenever he gets the ball so. At all pleased that this weekend we can take advantage of your. Fred Jackson this year on W Joseph did you calls -- only got lines open it -- now and you can get is your opinion on the game yesterday 8030550. You know you you came back. Which about that Lewis coming back into playing hurt you came back obviously against Miami and -- people that that you're coming back and can you talk also about Stevie Johnson gets today because. You're busy play -- but -- on TV during the CBS telecast. I mean there are following him going on and off the field all the time and he is does -- like crazy and yet he still. Stayed on the football field and had seven catches seven plus yards yesterday. You know that that assisted you know Stevie I don't know I got it. Ron of course we knew. Have to beat that team down and northern Italy needed they're all up -- -- out there. Do you want to go up I wouldn't you know and that's again. Uncle goes interpreter you know god that we needed to make Prager ordered to give us an opportunity -- that game and he wanted to be out there would itself. Again you know I bet that -- a lot of respect the locker room let anybody on a -- -- You feel. I know you're not that this is not really necessarily a moral victory question but. Here are talking about toughness mental toughness and guys hanging in there and all that yesterday Fred. You know again your kind of busy butt -- -- Twitter you know following national football media and saints media and even on the CBS telecast and everybody's talking about. -- bills just they don't give up but they're really going that hard in their. Boy talk they're taking a pounding but hang right in there and Marino and boomer those guys are saying that on the intermission. How do you feel take any pride -- -- do you feel there's a different attitude about this team terms of mental toughness and an hanging in there. Formal it's always something you know you can be -- you know you know as a -- that's gonna RG -- couldn't help grow up again so. Our main guys yeah that's open that we can be product and you know that's something about distant you know we're we're gonna compete in. Do everything we can't try to win a football game you know involvement reply -- there's a market competitors and our locker room at. God -- political audience you know we're not in a great situation right now. We know that but you know we're gonna continue to fight and relate telecommute America or -- that's what our goal or that are over there and continue to fight for. A couple of things -- wanted to touch on which you won was one of the challenges. On your first attempt at the touchdown run. It was really hard to tell on television. Whether you actually crossed were you guys talent Maroney may challenge this is that white challenge that. Europe you know I think. It had a lot to do a lot of you know -- line and it out and I know -- out of the you know where she became a -- -- after the talent you know. You probably warrior leader couldn't see it on the on the copy. Or you got that -- you know. Expected you well when -- we wouldn't doubt that jewelry -- the distance here on television graphic -- I think a lot to do you know property in particular about new all of them and -- But -- just and have enough evidence over political. And in the other they -- -- ask about a Condo where we were at the beginning of the conversation. When we start the segment take a step back if you will you guys at the midpoint of the season -- three and five. What what's good. What's not so good about this team right now on European let's start with what you like what's good so far. Look good you know all the way over compete -- you know -- so. A week or every day you know every week because Omar compete and play against. You know some good teams you know and you know the not so good at soccer system require you know where we have an inconsistent at all you know on -- -- We go yeah it would go play -- -- and out you know too much you know and then you know -- Tripoli -- -- along ball you know that's open now we know the game that we have to -- better itself. You know that's going to be what we have to do you know we got a game left. And we got played older games you -- the best that we played offseason you know give ourselves an opportunity you don't sort of boil. A year you're kind of busy with football but I know you're a hockey fan. What are they gonna trade at Thomas then -- You know I was shocked -- you know I actually had a chance the medium you know Greg you know got -- care a lot about -- -- so. You know it's it's. A tough part business you know but hopefully audits being such -- you know and he's a great do you know so you know hopefully our -- -- out about all but you know that it will be missed. -- -- a lot of people aren't you have a tough time with the sabres because this -- can you tell us it's got -- gonna work of people might feel better if you tell us it's actually say yeah you -- you guys are the saving grace this this sport season right now you understand you're you're really thinking but all of us sane. Are you know we did and we'll do a better adopt you know continuous support Barca are great opportunity -- we hear what that she's -- You know try and not the market and our first off for the season. Odds favorite to be our. They make although they'll rebuild solos don't speak. -- -- -- working out on the personal those without doubt there are prepared to compete at that are. The might be some some parallels mean you've been here long enough to go through if you coaching staffs and there's been optimism for this one and then that one. But right about now wedding bills fans -- a spot that they they do like what they see from this team at three and five and you know it training camp last Q. Is it different how's it different so. You know here you are three and five halfway through this season you still believe -- it's different and this is the one that's going to be the right track for the Buffalo Bills. -- do you know without without you know city are so like we have an opportunity. To change this thing in buffalo. I'll -- -- so it was so why don't let all that we're wipe out we're not -- situation we're not at the Arafat. In the best situation that we want to be upon him by not by no means so that itself. We still got an opportunity -- -- football game and give ourselves an opportunity into the playoffs about that he'd -- Fred Jackson -- bills running back this every bills football Monday at 8 o'clock. Fred thanks again for the time rest up as best as possible this week and good luck against Kansas City. Thanks Fred Fred Jackson this year and brought you by northwest saving banks time to make the switch to northwest and by. -- smoke -- hitting you between the -- it's now open 24 hours that's why. Yesterday's loss at and it was by the late moral victory and they lost by eighteen. But yesterday's lost just doesn't sidetrack me because there's a greater issue here and there's the development of this team and there are a lot of.