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Point five them. We official voice of Buffalo Bills WGR Sports Radio 550 and WGR 550 dot com. The storm bill's fans is in newly signed running back Reggie Bush here and I'm looking forward to playing for you doesn't seem this year but. Greeting from the newest member of the bills that teams and I'm on social media Reggie Bush a one year contract built on incentives for the ten year league vet. He'll be the primary punt returner at least that's part of the plan and help spell LeSean McCoy in the back field as well bush played five games of the 49ers last season. Before suffering a knee injury other notes from camp Tyrod Taylor's contract could be coming down lines soon NFL network's Ian Rappaport told us yesterday during the show. That Paul Taylor in the bills appear to be quote digging in. To get a deal done before the season starts camp resumes again today but no morning practice they'll be. Little later in the day today sabres for Evander Kane has pleaded not guilty in city court charges alleging he grabbed three women during an altercation. At a downtown bar in June. The baseball Houston pulls up at 21 win over Toronto it's Carl's Korea's RBI double in the bottom of the fourteenth. It puts the jays one game back to the Orioles Boston sits in the same spot will keep bats well tonight. With a home run as the Red Sox get by the Mariners to one in Seattle. Yankees and a four game skid by beating the Mets six to five on Stalin Castro sac fly. In the top of the tenth the Yankees also traded almost everything not faulted down sellers mode for. The yanks as they plan for the future. Other trade deadline moves around the while the Major League Baseball the blue jays and pirates strike trade the blue jays took a Francisco Liriano from the pirates for drew Hutchinson and other prospects as well. The Rangers. BC's review Rangers plan all star catcher Jonathan LeCroy a closer Jeremy Jeffers. From Milwaukee for two former first round picks and also gave Carlos Beltran from the Yankees for Dillon take into other pitching prospects. I'm Jeremy White AVG our Sports Radio 550. For breaking sports news text the word sports the 550 by fifty. WGR. Sports Radio fight fifty. I think it works it's amazing because you know Rob Ryan is intercede because he has been a celebrated fantastic defense coordinator. Any revive old ridiculous horrible defensive coordinator in the same city and back to back years. So you know he's been acquitted of a long time and I still don't know I think NFL people still don't know exactly what he's got a little. Rex does to these that would mean that was televised Q yes what are they look at me make this team. We've had some debate you referenced it that if if there's a new culture and maybe they'll be back on your summertime tour itinerary. How old realistic scenario. You think it is to look at a year did you see costing Rex Ryan's job is something non playoff here and not play up your theory. Here and they make the playoffs and that throughout the 99 then everything's good. The playoffs they'll come about I did. As much as I'd like Red Bryant so much I like it as a coach I think he'll get the great attitude and personality for the game but it is no playoffs I don't think it's gonna be any wrecks and. That's my opinion this gathering. The feel like. Play me as the end. The afternoon guys and before that you Rappaport. The NFL network ominous yesterday Reggie Bush is the bill will talk about John Clayton comments. There's no kicking competition. Over. What was your favorite memory from the kicking competition at this point. And there was one way. Bulls stickers yeah we did when they lined up for kicks yesterday I left camp. Cold and that was Borman. Yesterday all night I was paying attention to mechanics and I thought okay lunchtime time ahead on the road back home they're doing kicks sorry. Really lacking in competition to hear him. There aren't that many. The wide receiver competition is a big one that is what I watched a lot yes me too I was watching as much of Greg Little and Walter Powell. And Dez Lewis and Greg salas and any number of guys. There's no quarterback competition. I wasn't really paying attention to like right tackle. Because we shot shall Henderson not there if Jordan mills whose job John Carroll looks like Keane he's lost a lot of weight to. After what he went through yeah. So yesterday yes I would say in terms of who or what I was watching when we're out of practice yesterday. I was keying in on the receivers more than anything else. And Greg Little had the nice catches. All the guys that they had you know some nice catches over the course of practice and not. You know it's silly to sit here and say there was some landmark statement made by anybody yesterday but that was you know Tyrod it's Tyrod job. And I was you know also yes I was watching wide receivers yesterday now world watched Reggie Bush. And see if Reggie Bush can bring any into the bills offense and if Reggie Bush can. Bring anything to the return game apparently that's why he's here in large part in returner. Nobody was doing well with returned so well and Reggie Bush won't play which was reported yesterday it was a resolution emerge show but let. Big reason why Murphy is awesome at noon to three driving home from camp after practice I was impressed opera to practice their extraordinary. Williams and all the other stuff via but it was pointed out that Reggie Bush has returned to plug since one elevenths or really not much. In the last five years and I think you're only as one kick return in his entire career. The bills punt return last year was apparently very bad. Yeah that's and I'm told I think overall the return game punt and kick returns last year weren't weren't very good. I don't really remember it right Rex they pop they fumbled the few times last year around they got blocks in the back a few times last year but fumbled. Oh and definitely fumble there was a fumble and it wasn't upon return fumble in the Tennessee game by one of the was. One of the backs they wanted to read it did one giant X yeah. I think there were three Rex said yesterday they aren't there were three fumbles last I got a lot of space in my brain remembers stuff I I when it comes to. Punt returns and somebody not believe yodel Rex said in his press conference they fumbled three punts last year. That was one thing about it right. Fine you wanna fix your fumbling problems you don't even necessarily need to ever return a punt if you're that better returning punts of bills. They're getting one nobody in our gadget isn't going to put anybody back there have been that bad. Where your returns are averaging two yards a return. And the odds of a fumble or a little bit too high then you know what I'm gonna bother. Fielding a punt returner I yesterday driving on I was listening in the press Alberts and Rex says you know one of things are really bad at last year was punt returns. And I thought. Ha. How about that I had no life in oak I've I didn't remember it being good. But if you order a list all the things that people think. World bigger problem in the punt return I think you'd do you'd get to everything. I think to kick returns were bug in one punt returns that someone a byproduct of the game but the kid returns were non explosive that's part of it. They didn't make a difference a kick return maybe because I watched the bills more than any team I've now believes that kick returns and punt returns are just. Not a thing anymore I I think kick returns used to be a thing I don't know the punt returns I mean punt returns are tough to do. Leodis McKelvin. By rep bystanders be it had a great punt return Greg averaged almost ten yards a return did you ever feel like he was great open about saying partly punt returns are. Give me two yards here seven yards there four yards here eight yards there kick returns to meet. Were always something that in awe that the the return game I looked at and I thought if you're gonna tell me where the special teams issue last year what it's all kick returns were negligible for the blood got last year in the NFL does the average maybe nine or ten a career. Yet last year in the NFL seven guys averaged ten yards per return more. Saw I guess of Leo December 9 for his career I can remember I thought it was a thought it was right up there I can remember upon return against the dolphins. Right and the veterans day the night game I think yet upon returning that game. And you're gonna start remembering punt returns I'm going home run and it's just returned I don't remember anything. Kick returns are dead punt returns for this team have been. The best punt return our league is Danny Amendola Leodis ten point three yards punt return average preschooler but that is really good yeah that's I guess that's good. That's good. It would be fifth top five Italy right now he could have his career average number the top five in the league and I guess since he's gone. But how much of it as the return learn how much of it is that the actual scheme in the the other players that's one of the things. That was it Maroney in year two. They want it right there a terrible offs within a terrible season a special teams. And everyone on the fire the coach here and they didn't fire the coach they said they were gonna get more core specialty rumors it would be. Part of what made them a better team that was special team or so come and and help out. Didn't happen that and they then went on got an alliance in Dixon was one of those three or four guys OK definitely targeted at their action if a team's ranking went up okay well I mean was that supposed to go up like average team the stuff. Generally fluctuate quite a bit. Your plane different teams you're only doing how many potter Jersey in the game company returns not just on Steve field. What once a game twice a game you're actually able to return a punt 31 returns last year the bills so returns to the source game your returning to per game. And that's not all that doesn't seem all that I'm not trying to say it's not important. Everything this team needs every advantage you can get if they think they get a little better at punt returns of Reggie Bush. Even if that's not his explosiveness but it's nothing more than his short handedness. Well then fine sign me up if I can sign up for the bills getting zero point fall bulls this year. I'll sign also a piece of paper that says they never return a single yard they never fall fumble single ball the bush. Sunny from me though I mean it's got to be for me I wasn't thinking about punt returns and I know Sal the other day we say at this average bush what you know what's his role. Mealy steps in number one punt returner I thought. OK I mean can he run the football anymore because the number two running back is gonna miss the first four games of the season. So can Reggie Bush still run can catch the ball coming out of the backfield I mean you know if if if Reggie Bush was signed in large part now supposedly. There's one report that his contract is got a lot of incentives in it and a lot of incentives are geared towards punt return yardage. The guy's got to punt returns since 2011 so I'm not really expecting him to do much back there. On the idea that bush will be a running back I had an episode yesterday where he ever read an article mean to save it somewhere in the lose it. It was mentioned yesterday that bush could be in the backfield with McCoy for two back sets. Bought. It was I think it was either the jets for the patriots need to read this article. One of those two teams was legendary league good at destroying two back sets. But the whole season every time they've waited two back set they killed the other team the idea being that in only beat. I think you're you're almost at the level of Xbox. Play calling me sick are Reggie Bush and LeSean McCoy and the same backfield how about that at sounds like a terrible idea to me it's at Celtic and absolutely. Awful idea just assumed you were seared spell McCoy until Carlos Williams came back mom maybe you'll see some two back sets. I don't they like to be multiple right Greg Roman runs pistol they run a number to toys that Jerome Felton they said they wanted to. The best fullback in the league than how to be really use Felton. But aren't that too if they went to back sets of two back set with McCoy and Carlos Slim we have two different types of backs if you went to back set with Reggie in bullish on the same. I don't know if there's an idea the types of back thing is to meet you two back sets it's almost like it's. A dying breed it's not many teams do it I don't but they've at least at last that I at least if they had Carlos back there I mean it I think it at least you would have a different kind of baca. Power guy and a shifty guy where's Reggie Bush bullish on the gore kind of similar backed them if they want another pass catching option coming out of the backfield now. I don't like the idea that. With all find you the splits for McCoy based on whether or not there one or two backs but. I don't this Reggie Bush signing it's gonna be along the lines what Anthony Thomas. We do that we do this would quarterbacks a lot talking about the of the journeyman that come in. James Jett was here for a hot minute and training camp he forgot about that didn't ship I don't worry is I don't remember him machines jet generator. Speedy and he was going to be the speed deem him and he did even make the team. That doesn't mean that Reggie Bush isn't gonna make the team it's just. I don't think this is a mold the relief. Fool too many people about how excited they should be. Yeah all right well Diego in two back sets for LeSean McCoy. If they were split he did really well. Five point six yards per carry poker and I formation which is the full backstop which is. Jerome Felton is there which how often they do that last year probably only did it short yardage book and that's why he set two yards per carry. He ran eleven times out of five formation at 42 times in two back sets and 260. Times. As the lone setback. So if anyone's thinking bush in the same backfield. Unity pointed out is not Bennett the dynamic crazy good Zhu Qi running back that he has been. I think and I know like yes atlas and Murphy yesterday and he was to get reaction on Twitter and get calls as well and some of the guys some of the folks reacting on Twitter were you know very skeptical is going to be hurt what's the point bring in I mean he's old he's washed up. Like they brought in a veteran running back because they wanted somebody to have on the roster I think. When Carlos Williams's suspended I mean you know again Mike ghostly came in last Jerry did fine. I don't know if James wilder junior makes the team or not that big they go find a veteran guy who comes in and and they're gonna they're gonna take these bullish on look like they're gonna watch his reps who knows what he's gonna do in the pre season. We've talked about a deal and have to do anything they bring in veteran guy to help spell LeSean McCoy while the number two running back is sitting out with a suspension I think to me. 21 white one year contract incentive Lleyton I think that's what it all it's. And they bring in a guy gets through they feel better as a punt returner but it I can't league's gonna make back an impact back there. Deciding to me. Means. I don't know who's a veteran back in I don't it doesn't shape I'm not picking the bills based on Reggie Bush coming here it makes no difference in my opinion about this season's gonna play. No I don't think so either it's. Well. Seasons change on one play that's the thing about football it makes it probably the most popular sport is one of those things. Whether it's turnovers or punt returns or kick returns or extra points. The NFL loves the number of different things the you can turning game and turn a season but I mean I don't know how much he's really gonna do. I mean it's over under for Carlos Williams gets back yet he still on this team after the suspension will it more carries or punt returns. Again the bills are all 31 punt returner last year I think I've more carries. More than thirty well because it gets a hand for the carries each of the four games Williams's maybe not more than thirty but I think you'll have more than this punt returns. Okay after Carlos Williams comes back more carries or punt returns punt returns and what's he doing when Carlos and gets back and their friend and assuming of course days all right and they are referred Mike Gillis les touched on Mike. No athletes which is acute nicknamed business I triceps when when the when the story first came out that the bills wrenched and bring in and Reggie Bush. I just thought. Is that a four game replacement guy I mean Carlos Williams doesn't count towards the 53 man roster at the end of the pre season when you set your first roster. Williams won't count he's suspended. So you put Reggie Bush in that spot. And then at some point assuming crosswind is still here they have to activate the maker roster move you can you gonna carry add an extra back when Carlos Williams come back. I just bought the Reggie thing was insurance while Carlos without pants probably right I can't imagine what role he'd have. It's a point Carlos Williams 12 in the backfield and number of carries I can't imagine what will Reggie Bush would have. Unless at that point he is here solely to return punts. And out the question becomes for the bills. And they keep McCoy healthy. How much today the run him out there this. Radar training camp pre season can they keep them healthy because that's the year we're talking about running back depth here. And the Carlos injury makes it so they are a bit stretched in the first four games. I watched McCoy a little but yesterday. Her really early in camp last year was that week one. It was ankle rated figured I thought it was the growing right off the bat boy dad. And have to via. Or ankle with this offseason lack yes it was hamstring last year okay that's Austria McCoy hamstring training camp was early. And that we didn't know lol what it meant for him in the open her. He got he react pervaded it in October. Hamstring amongst gone back and read time once here hamstring setback. Was October 4. So. He battled that most of the year are still came out with 900 yards rushing the bills are predicting I think the bills are feeling. They're gonna get a big year out of McCoy and I would agree if he's healthy I think you'll have a monster year like I mean. Top five in the lead rally if he's healthy the whole year why wouldn't he because they're gonna get the ball they're gonna feed him he's. Absolutely one of the best. And he's going to be in a run heavy offense so I mean I'm think that's all that. Not trivia hot take artist here if he stays healthy the whole year which is a huge I guess that's why we need you say he's gonna be top five my first thought was he just won't be healthy dabbled care's a right up five. To me that's the thing that stops I don't think he'll have that workload. For whatever reason get ganged up then. You know they'll they'll err on the side of caution in May be. You know he'll miss the game here in May be in the miss and a couple maybe three games over the course of a sixteen game season but just wouldn't anticipate him having. The carries the work load that. Here's your right here's your NFL right now how many running backs ran for 1000 yards last year. Fifteen. Fifteen I would guess like sat it was seven it's not that hard to get up not only cards dot. Nobody runs it anymore what's asks why what do what does a thousand about it it's sixteen somebody. It's about sixty something yards seventy yard run attempts per game is a big thing here the guys that did it. Only one guy averaged twenty attempts per game that's Peterson is only running back all of the 1000 yard club. To average more than twenty attempts for game Doug Martin eighteen Todd Gurley seventeen Darren McFadden fifteen Chris Ivory sixteen point five. But tedious Marie sixteen point six and Dovonte Freeman seventeen does that a byproduct of everybody throws the ball anyway the byproduct of no more two to balance got to use there's no. Now cal running back anymore anyway yes you're right it's both of those things that it's passing more often. And it's. How many teams can Roddick got two guys to get through a season you can't just lean on one running back and given the ball 300 times anymore LeSean McCoy was hurdle out last season I would say he got banged up a new scanner. He was twelve to the league in rushing. But it's almost yeah. Seven guys ran for a thousand yards. Is to make a right how many years ago we say you know we're gonna to change the thousand yard. That without should not be like the bar anymore for a really good season for running back because it's sixty something yards a game and they play sixteen games. Tarmac there and you've got it right I'm stunned only seven guys rants sound guys Newton. Seven guys in need so McCoy does it last year with 203 carries sees it 895 yards. Ahern Peterson and 327. Carries. Over the McCord first years in Philly. We have 600 sought carries in his last two seasons in Philadelphia trying to get a break last year. I think you'll have if he stays healthy peak peak year. Can't grow our if he does say healthy he's at what. 282280. Okay as you say to fifth 215 to sixty to 280 of the gets all the way to 300 now. But with passes with touches I think you might get up the 300 right. New area 200 last year and played hurt and let Al missed a bunch time including was missing a lot of the pre season. So you played twelve games last year. I mean you know it's a pretty easy bet to put him at 240 if you play the entire season last year. Yeah yeah I hate to see him play I hope I don't I don't expect sixteen games from him like get like fourteen games at a LeSean McCoy. I'd be happy that's probably healthy expectation you know an aging running back whose still got it but has had his share of injuries. Expecting sixteen is expecting a lot. It is I think and again as they managed and see what what is the workload in the first four games do they give him a little bit more. Because Carlos Williams is suspended or will they still spell him with some combination of Reggie Bush Mike illicitly. And and to make sure they don't overuse LeSean McCoy if I can get fourteen out of him I think that's a really good year I think he'll be very productive I don't know about top five. But I think he'll be extremely productive in this offense and just brokered or Reggie Bush is I forgot to mention this. And this point it out don't forget bush will be a receiver tip so maybe they have a role for him. You know out of the backfield or if they do an empty set and they feel that Reggie Bush can be a factor in the receiving game in the its lab that for them as well. Well we are in studio this morning if you're going up the camp today. It's a night practice tonight don't forget you need a ticket for admission to the practice tonight at 6 o'clock at saint John Fisher. Might show the Bulldog will broadcast their show this afternoon live from bills training camp and get you ready for tonight's practice. 8030550. To join at this morning which is that gonna Reggie Bush signing that's where will start today we got some other stuff to get to as well. But obviously a lot about those training camp over the course of the morning whatever's on your mind when it comes to the bills you can let us know we'll share some. Observations from practice yesterday. 8030515. To join us if you need our culprit number 888550. To 5:15 this morning here on WGR. WGR Sports Radio 550 MW GE 515 dot com. Update from training camp verse for the bills as Reggie Bush joined the team you want to. I came to buffalo first for physical and was spotted in saint John Fisher Reggie Bush the newest member of the bills. He is side incentive based contract with our report Lehman and you sentence based on punt returning so he could be a backup running back. But also primarily a punt returner. He joins the team bills also signed wide receiver came Coulter and they released wide receiver Davone thing Allen and kicker Marshall Morgan. Sixty of practice tonight you do need a ticket to go through the workout at saint John Fisher commander came pleads not guilty to charges of noncriminal harassment. Incidents from back in June 9 before nine of the draft basically. He's also been named in a suit dose lawsuit that people involved have. Brought a lawsuit by FISA pled not guilty to the chargers baseball trades a million trades a lot of them. There middle tier pitchers for middle tier pitcher prospects. A ton of them yankees sold every now it's a citizen more. They didn't but they did a nice job individually with everything that they were Chapman Miller and Beltran. They got a whole bunch of prospects so much work by the Yankees and jays acquired Francisco Liriano for Pittsburgh. For drew Hutchinson the Mets needed a bat they got Jay Bruce. Results yesterday the Yankees beat the Mets an extra innings. Jays lost to Houston buys and beat Syracuse will have a double header in Syracuse tonight starting at 530 Bruce under contract. Is your your planning and maybe losing says that as depending on how things work out as one of us out maybe he'd mold you're gonna smash all the homers which should be fun. Debbie dice summit could actually does something other than it believe me I love home run they get it now they can't. It's kind of baseball these days nobody hits but it. They are like it's homers and strikeouts are that's it and that's your update next updates on the top of the hour. Mean for quarterbacks especially think about what it's done to teams. Who have had quarterback issues at the ravens with Flacco he played it out they casualties suitable you know you rarely see quarterback do that. That Regis didn't care plays like crazy and wins in the end it's really hard to have a quarterback in the country year at him. Not pay X the whole story it's every story. Jay Bruce under contract for next year. Like that was Ian Rapoport. The NFL network talking about Tyrod Taylor. We Eddie and on yesterday treated out that there's optimism that the two sides will get a deal done on a contract. Before the season begins. And we've got details on Tyrod contract. All that stuff that WGR 550 dot com and you can listen to the entire interview. With the and rap port I'll tell you once again now that we're in campers so many different interviews and things going on from training camp yesterday we had Tyrod on the show. And Jerry Hughes. Murphy had Sam Munson from pro football focus Kim Jones and NFL network among the guests on his show. John Clayton was armed with shook the Bulldog yesterday so there's a lot of stuff going on what our camp coverage if you ever miss anything go to go up on demand audio. At WGR 550 dot com and you can listen to any guest that you wanted to hear or entire hours of the show or if you missed. My whole entire showed she can listen to all that stuff in on demand audio brought about north West Bank where people make the difference. Just looking couple of us that are yes Matthew. You're right correction the civil suit brought against Evander Kane is regarding the December. Allegation. And he is actually going to launch a counterclaim. Badges that yesterday's web on Reggie Bush. Where did you put that up to that was yes yesterday did you see my closet do a Twitter poll about Reggie Bush. All world at work involved because I didn't vote yesterday just voted today do you like the idea of the bill's signing Reggie Bush yes good option no shutter met. I don't worry about running back gets to work really hard to get mad about it I voted meth I don't worry about running back that's bottom only and 25%. Pay. These shirts these signings for any team right about now. That to save than any enemies. Fully sure it's an incentive based deal based on punt returns. So. I figure you're saying they're paying. Reggie Bush too much. From watched the punt returns not even like there incentives based on if he gets fifty or a hundred carries its. They probably have nowhere if he leads the league in punt returns. Yards per game or he's over. Eight I can and I don't know I don't know exactly what it is but it's probably something along those lines hey if you're really good at punt returns we'll give another million and a half dollars. And you've got about thirty chances to do it so I that's what those guys always get up and slap the football and the Mac is the day they can tell valid I. Then another 250 grand I'm out of every ten million right there. I don't think that the bush contract to me again I. The story was just a blip on my bills radar yeah I mean it's just it's right up there were Marshall Morgan being cut and there's no kicking competition at camp it's well behind the Blake and in story for me. Blake and then you're watching yesterday. I think there's something maybe there okay that you got your. Already you've pictured don't sleep on guy forget that even hello yet people have talked about Blake and and who is a big target tight end. And I think you look pretty good I saw that coupled globe. Little snippets and little blurbs C after real bill fake bill I could remember which Israel which as fake as like that the president of Ireland now whatever late and and Michael Higgins he is a real bill and he might. He might end up being a real bill. They're tight end group is Charles clay and then. Now. Some projects I got my roster that can I have to the end of the week that the the bigger barrage ought to come up with don'ts I'm not quite committing to Blake and and just yet but I'm Tanya I I heard a bottom and it sucked coupled impressive displays of athletic system how's that for okay. So here's my Whipple should Howard Simon picked the bills. Because they had a better day of offense so you had a column up at our website bills have a better they have -- answer the south okay between link to it thanks for reading might work at the bills at a better they have often column was about the defense being better this okay fine of 163%. Say yes he should pick the bills because they had a better day of offense. 37%. Say he should pick the bills because of Reggie Bush. Now that they're returning punts that you hadn't figured out the season with punts. Now we don't know on which way we can weigh on affect you hadn't had no point have you picked the bills. Ever even thinking about punt returns as a factor. To revise football I would like Matthew to play back what you just said you could actually listen to what you just were false at no point. If you pick the bills with punt returns true and I hot shots yeah those are nothing has changed. We got you on this one we'll do it later if more people are gonna wanna be listening. And see the problem is when you have something so special. So good so meaningful you could overdo Witten can't rule win. The specialness of that we make the winter classic look like it is under exposed with this thing because we want outdoor games where I don't know we are returning into the NHL no many outdoor game away or worse than that. And proud of it. I'm punt returns I can remember and some I wanna I wanna get back to what you said about local in the break because I wonder if I'm not. It's it's okay go ahead a part of that I wanted to to publish a book. Well just wanna say I can remember. Different times during this drought. Shouting and yelling about who cares about stupid punt returns. The bills used to try to be number one in special teams and really hang their hat on special teams being number one and we'd sit here and say. Who cares. There's a eleven plays a game on special teams if it's like. Trying to win the Stanley Cup with a goal lead and nothing else like come on the bill the way that winners bill Scher special teams can be a part of a winning team. But we've previously laughed at the idea of being number one on par turns now I know about kick returns but I think the NFL has really taken the kick returns are again I don't really care about either. Don't roughed the kicker don't give away possessions don't fumble don't roughed the kicker when the other team is punting the football. That's honestly that's where I am. When the pot is in the air of Reggie Bush is back there to catch it Reggie just catch it. That's I think Gallagher each on the punts but I've never felt that we're about kicks with a punt returns to me. I think if you get a nice if you that's found money if you get a big punt return I don't expect it might punt return mentality has been right dome off. Just hang on the ball occasional light our profits is about to take possessions and don't screw it up. But the kick it turns to me was a different story kick returns would frustrate me to no end of the bills were not. Do and they really didn't do anything and kick returns last year that would bother me because I always felt. You know any time the ball's kicked off on thinking OK there could be a big return here. Shorten the field here offense whatever the case may be and I always felt that was an important part of special teams. But with what the NFL's done. With moving the kick with a more touch backs with you know the wedge rules and everything they've done because there word about the safety of the players to me. We go back to the conversation we have with Steve tasker a couple of weeks ago with seems like it's just a matter of time before they take kick off completely out of the game. So kick return has been made. Somewhat of a non somewhat of a non factor by the National Football League so that. With the aspect the special teams but I always felt was more important that as opposed to punt returns punt returns as don't fumble returns is can get me thirty yards. Immediately after the thirty somehow and in the last few years it's. Should I return of all because it's a good chance I'm not getting past the fifteen yard line that's what they did to kick returns. I would agree. And I get ants and I it's I understand the safety of the game I'd I'd and the players I apes but you know don't give Michael just take it out completely offset. Taking that out of the game and added in the new extra points stuff solar special teams. You know people that like to say special teams are a big part of the game I don't believe their big part of the game I believe are small part of the game. This the extra point got a lot bigger and kick offs got a lot smaller. You you need to find a kicker who 41 the god can nail. 100% of its 38 yard extra points or guy who's a little bit better from fifty but not as good from 38. There are different types kickers and they've decided to kind of tweak how important special teams are we talk about part returns directional punting has rendered a lot of these returning guys. Work closely what are you gonna do. Now it's directional kicking to Jordan's game it has to get even need to be on the team this year. Would knew they asked Rex a little bit about it yesterday you know the new the new rule with a touch back. What you wanna directional kick off to a two wanna. Taken inside the five and have these to force these guys to return it don't you don't want touchback we'll they moved it back to 45 you're kicking from the 25 budget cutbacks at all so much affectionately know not pay I want my kicker to trying get it inside the five make these guys return we'll never get past the fifteen yard line the pointing maybe. The facts of the 25 a depends on your kicker if you are. Dan Carpenter can he reach the goal line yeah I think I would think you consistently though. If your Jordan gay it becomes all right I reached the end he could. Then he practices a bit differently in this instead of going for Max distance he won a little bit more direction elevation and direction right and if you're going to direction your floor of that sideline inside the five also deplored the forty or one. Well I mean it gets. Ticket to the middle of the field but I think you don't necessarily want hey did bullet through the end zone would take the touchback and put that Swanee. I think now with kick offs again you'd ideally you'd like to get that ball inside the five make every turn it somewhere between the goal line in the five yard line maybe even one or two yards deep. Unless coach is now start telling players. Don't return it. I know it's only yards deeper we get the ball 45 taken me and I'd like like you could get the ball inside the five yard line and trying trapped trapped teams down on kick returns that they said that the kick return has become. Almost a non factor in this game and the punt return is just hang onto the football. There Reggie Bush and hopefully you'll hang on the football. Just be upon catcher Matt. They could sometimes you all you want is upon catcher. Don't laugh at me for this question. Kicker after what happened again carpenter and all the drama last year and Rex called mountain training camp and people talking about will cap will carper to win the job. I mean Jordan gave still here but Marshall Morgan was the guy was gonna you know which can with the going to be few local competition is in going to be all right our. Economy minister. Marshall Morgan Georgia Tech and draft a free agent just Georgia. Porch regular Jordan who start Marshall if you're listening up right to strike a bad thing to do regular Georgian no I'm not surprised there Dan Carpenter has been really good for his career. Still good and Google's lack two extra points yet problem. I would expect to be pretty good if Google's this year and probably have a better season an extra points. He is thirty. Has kicked a lot league has kicked here in buffalo carpenter is another example of one of those small things in games that can seem like a bigger deal candidates. He missed four field goals last year. That's it right it was eight and it has 85% to five last year which is very good field goals deer before he was 89 year before that he was 91. So what he failed to do was live up to the standard that we got used to he did miss six extra points. That's a lot line that is a lot of extra points to missed the putt that missed four field goals and six extra points. But the extra point and at the 38 yard field goal if he goes 34 of forty from 38 yards. It's not that far off I guess it is pretty far off his current 3333. If you idioms are third injury is career numbers from that range or sixty of 64. He's missed four field goals from that spot in his career and six extra points that's too many right you know. But I'm not that we we did at last season I'm not in all know. On and downed one Everett trying to Dan Carpenter off the team because chances are pyrrhic kicker in your available you're probably not that good. Kickers are important you know these guys may make a difference in. Would you like to get the very very best of course carpenter has banned right near there yeah forums that stretch of his career. 8030515. To join us this morning 88550 to 515 yesterday the bills announced signing Reggie Bush. And he was out of camp last night yesterday met with members of the media will talk to you about whether or not you liked the idea of the signing. Photo Whipple to but elect 51% yes good option. Yeah we have a 101% people voting. 25% know he shot 25% meant. And a way of our running backs us industrial 55888550. To 550. As we continue to talk about bills training camp coverage of camp on WG represented by do you village getting for life. And by MT bank the official bank of the Buffalo Bills and brought you in part. By New York's outlet liquor what's your outlet and by consumers beverages Buffalo's appear store. I guess that as an argument to meanings in this continue you know in the right direction. I don't want an obvious contender along now wanna keep containing only. You know wants to be a player in this in this division and I think that we have the capability to do that we after the semi against us. I think we cigar and get it. Any copy from the Kansas City Royals last night sixteen strikeouts. Or one hitter over eight innings as well had a no hitter going into the seventh the royals trying to hang around in the American League playoff race Howard chairman Matthew with you here on WGR thank you for joining us three continued talking about the training camp there on the practice field tonight. 6 PM practice at saint John Fisher again you need a ticket to go to the practices evening. The bill signed Reggie Bush yesterday you like the idea of signing Reggie Bush. Running back named receiver coming out of the backfield sounds like for sure. He's going to have the number one punt return job voted WGR 550 dot com call us at NATO real factor here 888550 to 550. And then at seven wanna talk more about LeSean McCoy and what the expectations are for Macquarie this season from bill's fans after what happened last year. Cold are all takes exposed freezing cold takes has party called me out and written down and saved. My McCoy prediction. That's fair as you said it's bull I did say it's bold and also the deal on fire yeah yeah the only part of it's this bold as if McCoy stays healthy. If he does. It's not bold to say 14100 yards. He ran for thirteen hundred. Two years ago that's just rushing for just your rushing 14100 yards I think it's pretty in 2014. Thirteen hundred yards in 2013 16100. Yard stick because they'll give it to other guys. Even if they do touchdown might even if they do. He should be close to 14100 yards. This team's general on the ball lot. If he's healthy and that's. You don't you you play with the injury sometimes whenever he been banged up a lot last year. McCoy is the forgotten man on the softens. All the time we're talking about by the way his pace last year was twelve wonder how many carries the average last year it was. Let's say averages fifteen to eighteen carries a game. And if he plays even if he plays averaging sixteen point nine carries per game I would assume he's going to be in that fifteen to eighteen range again. Can't even if he plays the full season all sixteen games fifteen for. 67. 14100. You do in math but. You should be closed as he got the thirteen hundred yards I would think I would be impressed with thirteen hundred well here's the good news thirteen hundred is pretty close to 14100. I think he's a hundred yards all around 14100 I'm not telling its 14100 or bust. Although it might peak. He is great. It's saying. He is a great football player we got him for one year last year we got him banged up a lot. And he was on a team that this the stories of the season were a the defense being disappointment and be the quarterback being a nice surprise. McCoy when healthy was. Tremendously important Carlos Williams got maybe a little bit more pot because Carl's Williams was a rookie who came in ran hard and did really well. And Mike Gillis Lee touchdown Mike he was okay to book McCoy is their best running back. By a lot. I felt that all last year you know the back ups go in and they have nice days and becomes all this guy's just as good as the court the court is a great running back. But I never got into a McCourt group last year because he was always hurt right going from training camp and then throughout the course of the season and then at the tail end of the season so I mean I wasn't expecting. 600 plus carries and forty wood had its 1213. And what 162900. Yards his last two years in Philadelphia. I wasn't expecting those numbers but I was expecting more than what I saw Felicia on the court last year and that's why it's weird my. My expectations from record this season my enthusiasm is extremely tempered. Because I just don't just always been how is he gonna how much is he gonna be able to play and even I think placed sixteen games I'm with Matthew. I you know I think was it may be. Anthony Lynn somebody in the opposite the running back coach somebody in the offseason brought up the idea of you know not. Given him a lot really spelling LeSean McCoy this year I'm not sure how much he is gonna get in terms of carries per game maybe there's only fifty K if you. If you wanna get it at the bills fan wants to get excited about the season a couple things you can do right this is how season ticket promotion works go watch some highlights. It's only going to be the good stuff watch mccoys last easier last year. Not just as a running back but as a receiver to. But if you watch mccoys highlight montage I'll try to find one not just touchdowns. The guy is joking guys yes I know he is off in debt to our rights in the backfield and he makes guys miss. He's one of the best in the league at it. He is a tremendous talent and I just want. If I can get one thing from this team trust me I want Tyrod to become a franchise quarterback on the defense says. Find its form but not call eight staying healthy is right there. If he's healthy and the only times that Carlos Williams or Mike Gil is clear Reggie Bush won it would deal at times they go win our own accord is tire. Mean if McCourt is higher in a football game things are probably going pretty apple do you think he is. Said to be in great shape that he's talking muddies the lightest he's Benson's second year in the league and you've got coach is saying he looks younger went right. Not a lot of guys can make it is far into their age range is he does and he does a pretty good job of avoiding hits. He has miles on the tire but it doesn't have a whole lot of dense in the hood. One thing that might keep you away from your 14100 prediction and I think kept McCoy away from a thousand yards last year is that. When they got opening game. They let everybody else around the clock out. He didn't use good which I think is Smart they didn't use LeSean McCoy to slam head first into the line and run forty seconds up the clock. That was more of my deal is Lee and Carlos Williams thing. At which I I think it's a good idea but in terms of what your total and that being. Really think the going to be able to get that high if you've got other guys that you when you're up by two touchdowns eagle in the fourth quarter unions other players sell how many times of the bill's going to be up by a two touchdowns as I mean I'm not saying I'm not I don't I RV it's onerous and are quite a few times last year -- games against the dolphins and on the McCourt got hurt early in the gulf and game they got way up fast. And use the other guys to to run in and on the clock out. I maybe I'm wrong but I actually ever remember it happening. A number of times last year twice against Miami in the first game against the colts. Where they were up pretty early pretty fast. 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