Aug 5, 2015|
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That back here at illustrating camp. Fills him Doug Whitley city Ellis. I'm just about the tweet this when my favorite interviews from camp every year. Because. No pressure well now we had to talk about cal football about Reno where you're headed which her which plans are for college football find out what game you were at last year and blizzard heavier as always. Always. Expects this time here it's Exide. A lot of exciting. What has stood out you've got a few days of camp now who was stood out or what has to know what's grabbed so far. I hate this because. It plays. We. We were excited about the town and we thought they would grow in position. With the injuries Leos know army missed. Exceed expectations. And John Miller has been rock solid and go against. Two pro bowlers goes against each day in practice holes. It varies but that's a concern thing is this Leodis injuries it's no longer term thing. Off from what we're saying it it's hard to tell right now because it's. This one's easy day for us. We're not worried because you know what Leo's can do an excuse us. Chances are against the ones that have him. There are about prices were glad it happened early. So he can be against ones but having him go to camp and we won guess what you start. So old that this line and went. How does a guy like Miller. Make it is is far down as he did it it seems like pretty much even from old to chase for minicamp we've been here and rave reviews of him from the moment he arrived so for guys that quickly adjusting and an holding his own how does it make it so far. I give all our credit to John Miller our scouting staff are college scouting staff and our director of player personnel Jim monus cal Fisher and all our scouts. Because if you look at him and you'll get the NFL averaged he's on the shorter side and then on average and probably about five pounds less. So venue that and he had a disappointing one mile test scores. So guys if you just look awful measurable would shy away from. But again our guys went in there and then we always say tape doesn't lie so they looked at that tape. And then from the tape we thought this guy has a chance in the new investigate further. That he is Smart and we brought him in for a visit whether coaches they were blown away because he was able to regurgitate everything they said to five minutes earlier bill. Good for you by the way adopt a turn Europe but one thing that bugs I think about a lot of Philly you said yet about what they're like oh my goodness it's like it's like we talk about the slot it has a great season. As a bad predate for whatever reason. And all the sudden average are Mac Pro days these plummeting on the board to buy a can just said the tape doesn't lie. So measure bowls that one direct but if you watch a practice you watch a guy play you should say he's a good football. Correct and then but you have to do some some real work on those guys and and and that again that's one of the things I'm I'm credited that I I'm surrounded by a bunch of good people on me me and they make me look good but. It is one of those things where I think especially now where everybody that. There's such a big fanfare about the com. And everybody thinks we just go to come by and that's the basis of good drafts now it's one piece of information for god has good. You in it validates what you think about that's great if he does bad art let's go back and is more work to see why he did that. When it comes to the size thing I think it might have been last year's draft that you would set how important you thought like when given you know one player a player beat you like big guys so. Within the construct of the front office will be times where you know maybe it's your just. Your have it or someone else's haven't say. What I mean I care about the guy Venus or height if he's gonna play this position. And this is whether discussions damage might have the someone's got that really cares about height in this guide us care about. Is that like just that's due to come together absolutely and then that's the hardest part of our job is to get. You both both you guys opinion on player and that formulated as one bill's opinion player again if everything's equal. You go to big guy but if the smaller guys a better football player Altman. Decision here's what does this book while Chelsea go with the best of Doug Whaley here with a some bills training camp I know they had to wait for us that's gonna quarterback took it to you but that you brought up John Miller. Or national Cyrus quandary he's gotten the majority of the reps with the ones purity. Doug just made a face like while this guy looks good so how what's happened that years ago could couldn't even get on the field last year for offensive snap. Now might be the starting right tackle what's different. You'll have to ask him but in my opinion you and I've said this all the time there's some guys that get into this league and they're overwhelmed. And it's for some reason he did perform the way he really badly he expected himself to reform we did expect them. He's taken that step and a lot of guys take it's. Major step between your one year too because they know what to expect when they come and camp they know what to expect in the offseason preceding camp and everything and I'll give it to him he's also dedicated himself does his craft he's paid out of his own pocket to go to alignment. Charles Bentley and worked with him offseason so I think he's a trifle guy he knew he did meet expectations last year and he's done everything to prove everybody wrong issue. You know the guy that I think did beat expectations but even self evaluating. Sammy said earlier this week that he felt maybe midway through last season he didn't have the focus that he needed to have. And I wonder if you had a conversation with him or you if you like seeing or hearing that a player who even as well as he played for a rookie in the NFL. Came back from his rookie season and said yeah I think I know more what it takes now. And I and out of this way I've said this a lot about a lot of does not change it is that the process these rookies go through because if you think about it. They started this process. The year before they drafted in the summer getting ready for the year they go through the year. Maybe go to a bowl game and goes they go from the Wall Street has some work out. Goes through calm minded pro day and and the mental and physical stress on the gas for almost a year after two years is a maze. That and it's just a lot of pressures so I can see why guys. They say the rookie wall it's not the season it's the link him then going through physical mental stress so the guys like him. Be productive or really really special people. And there's going to be times when you lose focus because that that that's a tough thing to do and attacks from any human. What is your opinion so far the quarterback competition three guys generally speaking and then we'll get in this specific guys I think there's been some good things and there's some things we have to improve one. I'm a big believer though that especially now. Where the familiarity of our defense from two years ago with patent. It's easier for to get the Simon's right on all outlets than it is often pick up all its. So actually the defense is gonna be headed office and then this defense is just. Crowd so I'm going to reserve judgment still last starts in the lights come on and receive game match. And it's and again this tape does now is there for Rasheed Wallace police's mobile line. Tape doesn't lie so we're looking at production. And were not looking at production in game situations so the scrimmage is going to be about you later. Pre season games are going to be reevaluated but I do see some progress every day in practice. We talk to Matt Cassel about the defense and how much of the challenges he he laughed and said you know things that Rex Ryan in the defense come up with. Will there ever be or is it normal for their baby to be discussion where you might have to go to defense and say. We've left to pull back a little bit today because we've got to get things done and office. I think once we start get the stage where they start game planning that he'll back it off but right now. Like he says I'm gonna throw everything Adam so when they get to the game it's easy so it's going to be a benefit. To our quarterbacks and it's not gonna look all pretty that this time a year. Because it's early they're trying to get chemistry and they're trying to figure these things out but at the end result came I think it's gonna benefit us. If you you that you mention yet it's incredible defense trade from McCoy you're bringing Charles clay you know you bring him first year art when you upgrade at the skill positions on office. Do you work. That despite all those moats the quarterback can hold this team back to you. He'll lie awake at nights do you not think about it what what are your thoughts about that particular position of what might do. When. Rex and I were talking the school Roz. An interview process. We know there's always. Proven franchise or. And I actually prove we may have a franchise quarterback but no one's proven. And until you get that way what is the best way to. And it's running the ball play good defense and protect. So what we're saying is let's get as much power around. And all he's got to do is make the right decision he does that put the team more active to. Remain early twenties when my aunt. But he's gotten me make writes. It playmakers and let them do if you don't have the proven Francesca. How do you get. That he does it do you pray. Somewhat. You can't mention name but he's under contract you pray a guy like rivers it's free agency you have to get him in the first round of the draft there's. Somehow you trade for a guy who's not. And how do you get that guy. Another thing that we've told every candidate wobbles or back. We're good enough that were not. The first second we we hope we were not that it. Hopefully now trapped in the fifties in the when he heard so you're not gonna get those college guys that are. Franchise quarterbacks. Free agent market. Name it unless they have. So it's go to via its real onus on our scouting staff to find a guy in the second a lower first round second round. And that we accept that challenge that's where we are. It's been good that we tell them weren't that situation but it's not easy there's. With with each year three and maybe the plan didn't go I'm sure the players that go to what you originally had a plan out. But year three with Vijay. Behind every authority be where he is in light of what's happened I expected how would you care to write Eugene your three your three Abbott say. It would probably be a tad behind but we're excited to see all right this is. Switch years if last year was his first year I know he's further long. This year than it was last year let's say that from that experience but that was the original plan sit behind Kevin mark 12 years and then security. So this year I will see we wanna see a step. Will meet alternates that that's up to him. But I I'd definitely see that he's gone on through some trials and tribulations he's learned from home. And the one thing I know about him if he does make it is because of his work ethic and it doesn't make it won't be because of his 12 hours. When it comes to the quarterback situation moving forward. How much of an that'll probably a lot of discussion once next year's draft rolls around the time line for next year's draft. College football season starts soon might which your first game we know you hit the road a lot so do you do you laid out and wade advance. I bet you pick the good games and even you go to a really good at that she stayed organs a big one early. And that all depends on. Where we are. I usually don't go out probably the third week of the policies because the first week we're still one can't do pre season cuts. Second week. I like to get some two to three you said we hear these implants and softer guys. And then the third week they'll get back into the real schedules so I usually wait for that woods. What my schedule elected a lot of Thursday night games did start to look at that. I haven't had definitively. Sit down where I'm going but I gotten out liars out there think ago organ plays Arizona State the Thursday after our. Are one in game. Because that every time on our bar we can elect to go out west for two weeks some tough climb back and forth back in it knock out aid to schools that two acres so I have that kind of planned out and they Colorado please UCLA that weekend. So I got those two pretty sets down but other ones I'm still kind of just don't know about their thinking about it. Is it more than just games if you have a day in between there's no game. Is it totally normal to go to a school talked to coach and he's even meet with a player so no doubt about it that's the more sort of my scouting is is going to colleges. Home mix in the game especially for our own plan on the road. I'll go to game and be counted that that helps out for plan on this underscored those schools to but you can watch a practice if you want an absolutely. So all this talk about like how big how big a pro day is it's probably like that. Thirtieth I've you maybe see this guy right. It's it's just the layered nation and it's not that it adds that equates. What's the crop of quarterbacks like it's your. He can't talk about juniors. And senior lines. The cast. You list the he's got state. And those. Top guys out there right now. So it's it's going to be interesting. And again we we wait to see it all the information form judgments but it is out there this thing that we're seeing though is it's it's tougher and tougher. That's because. Ought to college games so different from. The hardest thing is you see a lot of these guys winter yet rose. That's a lot of strain. It is what is excited about what. That's the nature of the beast before you go what is your cup that you missed on the martial artist ruptured water for all eyes obviously not negotiate the media we've things woes were. Wanna get this thing done. Something this Mac takes time. Were that both both sides. Yeah yeah you know you don't negotiate through the media but you're pretty frank when it comes apart by the apartment you tell us. Jerry you know it's really optimistic you're gonna get Jerry Hughes it. Are you optimistic about darn I'm optimist and I am now will come to ration there's a lot of parts but our most optimistic. It's eyes trying to find. A solution by. Are you comfortable. It takes a hundred million dollars in light of off field stuff he's been good for awhile now are you completely comfortable giving him that kind of on. I mean I am comfortable giving contracts that we think is right for the Buffalo Bills and he thinks is right for what that. And again we're trying to find a middle ground where they only one building one that's. Actually not you know were forget the number. You know worried about the off field stuff he's going to be okay I'm willing to its eastern in the right direction and shape this year after running. Picture and that's goes back on things. Think about this hour. Once you come aid programs. We fueled much money mistakes you. I'm not I'm not condone yet. I'm not compelling which laws. Which issues. Condoms. Agreement makes that thing is that he's gotten better every year he knows what you feel that. Oh. Absence decisions you make. Any company and I was so always look at it get to a game for for. I I served in the out like eating again this this that's like watching games they get eat while watching the that's exit doors forgiveness and time thank you so great season. Those GM Doug Whaley joining us here. 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