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8-12 Doug Whaley with John Murphy

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I've been to have general manager Doug Whaley sit down with a few deceptive in his budget Friday afternoon affected here I think indicates pretty good news. Yes thanks mark for having me and I just wanna say I do have some exciting news for the bills nation out there. I wanna be the first to congratulate Tyrod Taylor for signing that contract extension to remain with the Buffalo Bills. There's a saying out there that says it starts at home and we won also congratulate Tyrod Taylor's family as this is an important day for those guys as well. This is a moment. That is the culmination of a lot of hard work and dedication from now number of people I got to commend him over north Russ Brandon. And our contract negotiation team along with tyrants represented is led by a decent car. For their efforts to make this deal work for both sides. Also want to thank Terry can go up. They've shown tremendous support through this process it was a long and arduous process. But they were about behind us every step of the way. If you look at it Tyrod has earned the respect of his teammates. His coaches. With his worth ethic ethic and how we believe his performance on the field will continue to send. Is he's a dedicated. To his craft as a quarterback. And he's become a leader in this organization. With this news were very excited to move forward from this point and continue our preparation. For the 2016 season. Especially while I don't Baltimore September 11. That's great that's great Doug we're really just an LT Tyrod Taylor's agreed to terms signed a contract extension with the Buffalo Bills the bills have their quarterback having. As a general manager he got to feel pretty good about that that's a major hurdle for anybody in the league. Absolutely. This is a quarterback criminally and those quarterbacks are hard to find. And we believe what were in the right direction with Tyrod Taylor and he can take this team to where we need to go. What did you see since last year is that and it reaffirmed a faith that you use on in what she's on Tyrod last year being. It played game obviously since January 3 whatever it was lecture what is seen since then that make you think this is the way to go. I saw concerted effort to work to get better. In the areas that he knew who knows he needs to get better pocket presence actually command of the huddle. And also what I saw from even in the spring to now he's got command of the team. He has like I said he has the respect. The leader. Not only on offense but on defense if you come. I encourage anybody come out to practice and to see how he handles himself in front of the other players you can tell this guy has undoubtedly our leader. You know what people don't see we don't see it you may have seen it but. Red Roma talked about it on our show yesterday how Tyrod essentially on his own is taken it upon himself to have. Nightly meetings here at camp with the skill position players that Iran to these are players only meetings that says a lot doesn't it. It doesn't it just shows you once you have. A leader in place and especially if that your quarterback and everybody's looking up to him then he starts holding the other players accountable. And then those other players want to play study and do the best they can because they don't want to let that that guy down. So bad to me is of her important step in the becoming a championship team. Did you see those elements of leadership a year ago if you can beat back to where you were a year ago. That reds and a three way competition I was looking back at last year's pre season opener against Carolina and Tyrod all three quarterbacks play pretty well I roughly pretty well on the kind of turned it loose in the second game at Cleveland but you juicy elements of that leadership when he was here Europe or did it have to develop over. I I I saw elements of respect from the other players the leadership developed and then coming in this offseason. He took the bull by the Warren and just. Took it up and that another step. And he's galvanized. Not only offense but the defense the whole team and undeniably the leader of the Buffalo Bills. That Whaley is joining us here at our training camp broadcast location announcing moments ago that the bills have. A settled up with Tyrod Taylor a contract extension for the buffalo quarterback. You've been scouting in this league for awhile you recall what the scouts what you thought of Tyrod Taylor when he. Coming out of you know Virginia Tech what six years. Yeah athletic quarterback obviously vertically challenged for our late but god has a strong arm and in need some time. And it's one of those things where. He was fortunate to be in a position. In his professional career to have that time to sit back and develop and learn the nuances of the quarterback position. Because nowadays that sometimes not that afforded to a lot of guys. He's taken major steps in this season that he's been here's one plus years but I wonder if if you go if you think about. Who we had a Baltimore was it can't Cameron was even Joseph Flacco what do you think was instrumental in his development as a quarterback even during that time when he didn't play much for the rate. I think it was a combination I know he came highly recommended from camp by Cam Cameron but to sit behind Super Bowl winning quarterback and also if you look at the dynamics. Joseph Flacco went in the that last year betting on himself. And saying I won't sign a contract until after the year's over and they won the Super Bowl so to go through all those experiences and just to have. Just people outside of our organization. Singing his praises wealth and it's itself. Gave us a lot of confidence not only when we got them but once he took over as the starting quarterback and now we've seen has development as a leader it instills a lot of confidence. There were times over the last couple months when it seemed like Tyrod. Wanted to bet on himself despite Flacco did he was willing it seemed like. He he he didn't talk much about the contract but he didn't seem to be in a hurry to get it done and I know is a communities if you've dealt with over the last several months. They appear to be ready to play it out see where what we get maybe Flacco said that it. For what he's a true professional and he knows there's a business of football and in their football and he's going he was concentrated on football and again I have to give. A lot of credit to. Our staff which him over north Russ Brandon and decent the car is represented its they've behind the scenes were quietly working to get the deal done and we said all along. We wanted to get a deal done that. Is to the liking of Tyrod and his family and his agency and is also to liking of the Buffalo Bills and they that. It could've worked out better because everybody's extremely happy. We're not gonna talk about the details and acted as you know obviously the terms are undisclosed suffice to say it's. Multi year probably for big money and that's a big commitment I would think for a guy who's started fourteen games in this. It is and that's just shown that we believe he's gonna keep. Getting better and we feel that this is a deal that helps us show him that we have faith in him but also lets him know that. He's got a hold his into the bargaining keep growing in progress and like we think he will. Whether it's trading up to in the draft or or making other moves trading for LeSean McCoy. Maybe this goes into in your resume as you're not a guy afraid to take chances you're not a guy afraid to roll the dice that's an accurate to say. Allen's use roll the dice on its we're not afraid to make a move that we as an organization believes will get us to the simple that's the ultimate goal every day. Anybody in this organization wakes up and puts two feet on the ground. They start thinking what can I do to make a myself and the team better. To win a suitable and I think when you're looking at it that way you can't put yourself in a box because you missed some opportunities. What do you expect to get from Tyrod now this year what are you you've seen about near the practice field for a couple of weeks at camp. I don't care who plays the market that you may feel the same way but when they when they you know stuff starts happening for real September 11 what do you think you'll get from Tyrod Taylor now this year. We'll get. A quarterback that has a grasp. Of his position in this franchise and knows what is. Expected of him on and off the field and we think the sky's the limit. He dumb he seems to respond well when the more you guys give him coaches. Leadership positions he seems to embrace edit and got a ticket to the next level and that's what you look for an. And franchise quarterback competitor a competitor that can drowned out in the ways to go out there perform an a level higher level but also. Will that raise the level of everybody else display and I think that's what we're gonna give them Tyrod this year. I want to you know the announcement just made a minute ago in. Lot of his teammates you know we're making their way back to that the game capture as as the afternoon moves along it's easy to interact with any team mates at today's. I would imagine it's you know out of it if if array of moment we're gonna tell you we just put the ink on paper and we walk down and so. Some of them probably a lot of players are getting information from your show right now. We got they ought to listen want to while the players ultimately they got their head phones on this and it's great if that's right I'm sure everybody's. I think again it starts with the top. And let you know that the school those are all about whatever is best for the for the team and this is gonna resonate in the locker room. They're gonna know that the Google is a series about us putting together championship team and this is the first step. You make some big deals in years three years we'll look more than three years as general manager how difficult was this to get done. It was a it was arduous process. What talk and to these it when they were signing it said. What set the negotiation off one of cracked foot as we both said. The main goal is to have Tyrod your quarterback for a long time to come so what data as a baseline. If it was arduous process like you said that is as long as you got that same ultimate goal for the end goal. Then he's got to work up to the. And what's happened here Doug is. It's pretty cool if you've been an observer of the league pro wireless and know you have a net. But no longer do NFL teams throw boatloads of money yet untested rookies you have a situation here re edit guy who. Let's face city he hit an apprenticeship in Baltimore you gave a chance to play the pass that test it's not like you know. Teams throw in a truckload of money at a guy is never taken Stephanie that's good that's Brock. It's a Selena and the pendulum swings back and forth and I think with the with the success of Tyrod Taylor what's going Philly with Carson went. Let's get these young guys in there and let's give them a chance to Omar what's given a chance to grow let's give them a chance to work on their the nuances of the position because it is. Arguably one of the hardest positions the playing professional sports. So why not take time to have them learning groom. And that is thrown into the fire who fired if they don't work out discard. Time used to not be of the essence in pro football and I think this is shown the pendulum swing to the point where. It's okay to gifts especially at this position some time to have a guy grow its. Are smarter natural rookies absolutely the bills are and cornerback purgatory no more right now to take care go to your doctor proper Victoria and and what I was saying is we felt we were good enough team. That we weren't you. High draft yet and those were where the marquee quarterbacks go and and also knowing that in free agency very rarely are you gonna have a marquee quarterback hit free agency. This is a testament to the Tyrod Taylor to the coaches but also to our scouting staff. To identify this guy and say this guy has a chance though purgatory no more. There's always the next deal and you got a pretty valued quarterback who's coming up on the market at the end of this year. Does this make it easier to get that done I mean at least that the very least the franchise tag it's available for quarter our plumbing go out on the high today I mean not a little. What am I yeah worry we're excited about Tyrod Taylor we're excited for his family. This is the culmination. I'm sure a lot of lifelong work that he put into. Dedicate himself to be a quarterback in this league. So let's give him all the praise and and everybody that worked on this deal. I just when he a lot of praise on those guys in the we'll deal with that other stuff another day there if there's another day with the banking regulations on this if you end Jim Colbert or. Is stamped this as a big deal yet as Bridget quarterback it. People have been looking for for a long time absolutely and again I cannot see. I mean he thinks is possible to the grows without their support and their resources this wouldn't happen in our goal again every day is through. Be better. And win each day and get to where we can hoist a trophy and handed over to locals and say thank you for all the support.