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12/16 Eric Wood with Schopp & The Bulldog

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On the whole month the pills WGR. Sports radio and no -- Eric Wood throwing shoulder in the Bulldog -- what do you like northwest savings bank it's time to make the switch to northwest and my -- help if you. You experience signs of stroke get to gates the new -- vascular institute remember time is brain. And like you. Only outlet liquor what's your outlets. Buffalo Bills football Monday -- -- with bill center -- would -- Today. Dario. -- Real good. Just pretty good what you think it. That's. Not good. Already. We have the day off closed meetings just had to go to work students. So -- so wanderer. You still little click here. -- still have to -- really. Yes. You know. Personally -- you're an actor after game and use it can help future volley back. Going in the right direction for their upcoming ones who brought this. Let the first but the certificate that it tells you a lot about the kind of work these guys have to do if a day off includes lifting weights. You know credit that this is -- -- well how do you feel what is it fourteen games into the season plus three season was training camp -- Power you know. Badly hurt at this point the -- would oppose any football player not deadlier by now. The F and I've. Unfortunately been through a lot of managers directors of forces this year mark on the world. Has done pretty smooth from -- -- -- not -- major. You know obviously it's little things here and there are put. Not to blame -- on the injury report ever. -- Go back to -- yes it was kind of near his feelings at all. And I didn't know what appeared opera. How walking through the tunnel. That the last twelve I had been through that -- on the stretcher going into an ambulance was was pretty weird but. You know fortunately -- -- LP. And with a victory in. Depending on. I don't know you -- plays like there was one in the team yesterday -- Jacksonville offensive linemen got hurt. And he's just you engage with his guy and here comes somebody else. You know it's a common enough injury where alignment. Can't see what do what is about to happen in behind him or beside him and then your your your legs get. Puck down one of them could be badly hurt it just sometimes it's amazing to me that that doesn't happen more often. I don't. You know interior offered blog especially because there's a lot of guys. Movement through there and you're one of our biggest rules and practices nobody on the ground ballot. You know nobody's ever gonna get rolled up on and a lot of times that your cheers guys. There's no doubt a ground rule in. You know there's no. There's no way to be able -- tell -- -- television fly and they use. W lucky enough. Aware of those on joining -- now. Try and help out that. -- exploded in Tokyo last two -- those aren't so. It's kind of courage. If if you don't mind Eric. Talk a little bit more about that that that feeling sort of sneaking up on you that you weren't anticipating. Because. I wonder all the time about you guys. Really in any sport any athlete who suffers that serious kinds injuries like the one who suffered in Jacksonville. All those years ago. Like what -- how do you how do you. Get rid of that thought when he creeps up on you and maybe were unsuspecting and you weren't prepared to have to be old like what do you what do you do how do you handle. That stuff and it's hard to grasp. You know at this point I played him. 48 of our last thirty games. I've never had an -- -- injury -- you -- -- -- packer. You know they've rolled an ankle playing that's sort of rather non contact injury. But. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- The most injury prone guys out there and and I have to hear all the parliament and to me personally. -- still get all the -- -- in its if it stops you know had a lot of guts to simply fall -- like and then I got pushed in the back from an interception. -- -- -- -- You're fortunate put. You -- -- companies -- probably. The most I was kind of looking around initially. Connecticut over the fact that -- might fall into the units is tolerated here and it probably wasn't the broken leg. It's much because I knew I'd brought my leg of horse that happened this. You know -- just. My get a bruise yourself and -- legged you know Zuckerberg you have with the that it was out there but with the ACL -- those ligaments are so small so fragile that. What -- so that we turn the tables console the word about you know got all around the year maybe get rolled up on. Eric -- -- -- us six minutes on injuries hopefully you're not superstitious -- would blanch is on this area all right yesterday's game. Games like this fans often -- will argue about what it's worth. You've got the the fan who argues for winning culture and you -- you've used a phrase like that a lot with us this year. You know it's always better to win and -- and then you have of course the other -- who goes you know I just. The draft and maybe they don't care about the draft as much they wouldn't put certain importance. Under will win like this other people would so what do you do as a player is is are you yourself for really are are all the players. On the the first side that every win is good every win is important etc. Yeah you know every every players on that -- in you know the better -- got almost felt -- dynamic or else. Like so we're -- the current winning culture of the -- They're right and also other jobs in merely trying to survive. You know make the team and make it to this next policies until -- got a shot to make it again you know those guys wanna win because that's -- you stick around. You know we're up their fight for jobs. And you know -- to stay here but also try to you know our leaders are trying to. You know preach winning culture we need to keep winning. The once we start winning. Will get used to it that we all know fog way to get over the top over that hump at the in the games and you know every time you walk out on the field. If you're not fully committed. To go out win and play physical that. It'll show. -- -- we did a great job coming out. And it'll be on us as leaders. Pregnancy -- next few weeks. You know -- out on this Erica and creating that winning that winning culture we talk a lot last week in and you were vocal about. Players on the team needed to grow walked in and preparing the right way and and really trying to take the right steps because of the way the Tampa game. Went and but I know you know we talk to you of course last Monday. Comments in the paper from other veteran guys Fred Jackson's on the station I heard some stuff from Kyle Williams. It became public that among the younger players on the team EJ Manuel spoke up at least to the offense and I'm curious. How that went over and and like what message he tried to impart on his veteran teammates. Yeah he spoke up for the team meeting last week Tom -- disclose too much what accent just strong personal and -- -- -- that way but I know that he said. That he was your work harder and be more prepared we do we -- Or in the upcoming weeks. In I -- those. Those pretty also have to do you didn't have to do it nobody else that is. It's in the synagogue is not a public pressure on. It was a first round pick to refrain judgment have been the clubs and so -- In everybody's. Already now myself included in the playoffs no word we're not necessarily willing. We're not necessarily happy to go through the growing pains of rookie quarterback and tremendous step up and say those types of things. Was extremely -- -- pyramid and kind of a testament to the community he has. Eric -- with -- us here on WGR. So what will you remember from yesterday's game what were the key moments for you. Well. You don't a lot of followed those two drives. The back to factor out there were really worried about. To show what offense can do that your. Those respondents. We upload your team win that potential -- the end was also. We shall we got -- Foreman and off essentially got the ball back at the that we were available. Get a couple first downs in ground up to cooperate. Authorities tested also. Craig -- yesterday. A lot of crucial times in. Ultimately -- -- You know Eric EU may not like here in this -- you know you you would probably -- win the game was comfortably as you can but as a fan. And thinking about EJ Manuel progressing through his rookie year. With every test he he gets faced with to -- is a good test like I wanna I wanna see him pass the test. So when Jacksonville tied the game up at -- I didn't necessarily mind I thought I wanna see this often don't see EJ Manuel out on the field in a tie game now. In the fourth quarter and -- -- was gonna happen here and you know the results kind of speak for themselves they were quite good. Yeah capture that occurred toward who are here player built on the streets and -- But I but I do think that -- reported in it's it's unbelievable. All of -- I think some of the best Burroughs he's made the most proper -- to all of you there have been with -- game Obama on the end. The Carolina -- -- -- those throws he made in or retirement fourth quarter Atlanta. And then obviously yesterday think. I think that's a great song and protect them. I like that point I agree with -- John Murphy also made it -- we don't we didn't talk about this I think I'm not sure you noticed it but. When watching the game against the falcons on TV. Manuel took the field for over time. And had a big smile on his face Eric he. He crossed paths with one of the falcons players and interacted with him briefly in the they -- him for a few seconds there. And it doesn't. Have to be genuine but I would probably assume that it was and that it would say that he's pretty loose there I mean Missouri. Difference in his demeanor or maybe maybe his demeanor is such as he seems. Pretty calm most of the time that he's just it's well suited. Four the pressure. A bigger ethic. You know that we don't want our government that you liked. -- like there are DJ Israeli guns policies you really get well note here about -- books whatsoever which I've never received from which is also. The legacy is probably all out on the ideas. -- And it's that demeanor. And it's -- approaches the game on game -- is that it's on the -- it to be such a hard court -- later. And he's really he's willing to put up more week in week out for the bottle -- milk not solid really four. And I -- would not ever expect you to. Cite specifics IE name names here. Whether it's the pros or college or -- back to high school but you've played a lot of football -- I imagine there must have been times whether their quarterbacks are not where you've been in the hole. In a big situation with a with and -- guys that looked may be. I don't wanna use the word scared here or nerve mr. or maybe just not all to the moment. Yep for sure I've been around. You know play and that's Walter Chrysler of the looked at City College playing football. Does -- worry in big situations -- Leading up -- big games get overly worried -- To me personally it's a lot of artists those big games are what makes it's fun when there's a lot of pressure or more when the warts -- aren't. There are -- that that makes me in trouble but you're right it. There -- played a lot of guys that have multiples it's not necessarily mean just quarterback. That really can't run a communications situation. Eric what were -- Buffalo Bills football Monday on WGR. Eric your professional your teammates are professionals. And you've got your own motivating factors every week I might think. That Miami. Battling for a playoff spot and being the rival that it is to the bills. We're give you more -- and I I think it's the kind of thing that have that fans would talk a lot about we we -- assume certain things about. Motivation in sports. Tell tell us what it's really like when you have a game like yesterday's. -- team like this week is one easier to get up for than the other. Is there a certain. Process you go through whether it's. I'm thinking of Thurman Thomas. And how famously he. Would remember -- recall of the team whatever team the bills played as a team that didn't draft him. You know like whoa what what's -- your process and that and would this team these. You know in general easier for the bills to get all four than maybe yesterday's. Yeah there are some games that are users get up more than others so. That probably. Is obvious but you know about something that a lot of people would be willing to admit. But the -- documentaries you -- get up for the game and in the games that are tougher. You can tell nearly got the games -- -- -- get really excited for you could tell because you know coach will come it and maybe tell some of that excess or. You know perhaps on the -- that said in a couple. Four people -- in just all about when they make sure wanted to a picture and thought. The game like this a division game against the dolphins game that you know is easy to. Get up for. Dead in -- -- motivating factors come up. As with the division games late in the year. And we want and with a winning record our position and -- -- to -- that you -- now if we give them the division Arab machine can afford to have our division. You know a lot of people saying -- you know there it ought to carry over in the NFL rosters change whatever but don't be a pretty good statement for the Buffalo Bills moving forward. And a division that we have been there won't you won't pull -- Especially if you get there by winning in Foxboro. With. Albeit a nice little signature way up to accomplish that you can do that a team is probably going to be important to New England the way the last couple weeks ago the way yesterday went out sooner you know. -- Eric even even just this shallow. Point from a fan's standpoint. You've been here long -- maybe you get this sense but like for me a grown up here with the dolphins. It's tough. But it -- talk about the rivalry being anything like it was mean of dolphins won twenty you know role when I was a little kid here at the bills having the seventies the -- never beat him. And then the ninety's -- -- -- -- mean it was just great. Now with the bills being in this playoff drought the games haven't been as meaningful certainly but. The schedule comes out every April the dolphins in buffalo in December is like. The hair on the back your neck stands out as a -- like that we want that we want the dolphins here in December brings back really good memories. So we're we're looking forward to it and and I was actually. -- stopped militant coaches religious her religious and stop it and there is about shouldn't have snow piled up against the windows at the facility. And that we actually got our -- or check in the weather you know hope we can get them up here in the cold weather uncomfortable. The other that that makes a song in your right. You know the robbery has to do what it says -- we hear about it pin and a lot of the guys that have been around this town for a while. Have heard it from the sands and and we know how big game Miami is especially in the center. So we've heard you tell us how you like to watch a lot of the other games. Were you home in time to watch the end of the Dallas game may be or even -- tonight game you have been home for probably but. What what else did you see yesterday. I didn't catch the end of of the doubt in but I heard about it in package from excellent. He was -- out this year -- into what he is a great guy. And we talked with the -- -- spiritual. The Albert for the future tapestry imminent and that night game. Obviously the dangles talks but it's all like in all occupational -- -- -- that part of. Yes. And I mean that was violent and it should have been called of course like should that be a penalty. -- -- at a breakneck. Yeah and in my thing is you know you know the rules are tough now let's talk for the rest involvement -- stock Leon so softly. You know -- feel like that on the potential partner. You know would win it's not even necessary. You know when you're trying to break up of past and -- the game or something you don't blow your head. -- -- forward you know they'll make a play go -- investigated but that's not a game changing. You know crucial place. Yes you're good after the steeler player here more of the officials. Yeah I just don't think. I don't look at what has he proven. That he can go knock out a partner on the field it doesn't -- anything. Try to pondered -- and seem common at all and is really -- -- much of a threat it's just that that looks like I got a chance to take a shot and taken action. Eric a major shoulder into his chest and make a big walk. Where you don't you'll feel it. You know you're getting results from the crowd but to put your override -- -- register all cracked vertebrae in his perhaps. That's that's pretty well. All right Erica anything about what is his global cooling what are we talking about here. Yes. This. You I was -- around. My grandfather. Was a politician in Cincinnati in -- -- of conservatives for. Thirty. Two years I believe Clinton. I always joke where -- ritual called out because. He always tell me you know back in the days you know we're sort of a global warming now we're back in the day. Time magazine covers -- global cooling here comes though the world can -- so. Title plummeted -- to that. Hey Eric from something pretty lighthearted there -- -- to something much heavier I feel it would be remiss if we didn't ask you for your reaction to what Stevie Johnson did yesterday. Bye -- plane in that game and like what kind of timeline you were on with finding out about it wasn't until after the game. But was -- if you then that you found out that Steve you've suffered the loss of his mom. Yeah I -- CH -- Cronin -- for the game and and -- -- about sultan and I just Europe manager Eric didn't look. A little -- so I did not know the severity of it added wanted to. And then after the game -- -- us where that is -- -- past him. You know -- -- you know offer. Anything I can do for him have been. Several -- persons in the certainly that is externally. -- situations quote from what I understand it was a sudden death. Sudden unexpected which. There's always a lot tougher to do as well. Okay Eric thanks your time today two more games here the dolphin game will be interest thing animal talk next Monday or before Christmas. Thank you. -- Eric Wood 4 o'clock eastern with us much open -- -- -- here on -- Buffalo Bills. Football Monday and -- tongue tied by some exciting news. That isn't about the bills. The sabres are in the power rankings. At espn.com. Out of last I heard about you knew this Brian Brian -- you'll be. You know pre and post game post. Good -- -- about the through this morning I did not look at the list myself I would. So I can only guess who's in the last now. The sabres are in second last I assume yes. They passed the islanders yes the islanders are last. Right Brian cozy old former post game show after hockey games and also well. Got a shot at third in our fantasy -- so -- -- -- at Bryant for his -- -- -- -- from. Fresh off getting beat by you yesterday advance by -- you mean Jamaal Charles. And company. All the preparation was the -- Back to the bills' game what do you do with it. And if you have an opinion about what the bills might wanna do. In the draft. Maybe with quarterback in mind is that good or bad idea going there. Did that opinion change yesterday. 8030550. Lines are open for you now we'll take your calls after sports and then for the arrest of the day much over the Bulldog WGR.

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