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Bills moved to one and one of the pre season that that the record ever really mattered Jerry white and Matthew collar. 8030550. Are on her Howard's out sick today all of them back for. Tomorrow bills last training camp practice that is open to the public is tonight and it's not entirely open to public you do need a ticket to attend. The prime time practiced that a lot of actively wrap up their time at saint John Fisher animus and stuff on Tuesday and Wednesday. I'll talk to separate pot TO about an hour from now beat Jimmy V easy this hour and how that all played out over the weekend but. Starting with the bills and what happened was that it was it have a good or bad weekend you released Carlos Williams Marcel various. Talk of checking into rehab facility and then spotted downtown. Which I don't know how much of a problem supposed to have liked it. If it was a team function then you know what do you do. If he was out with teammates and went to bed by 81030 then what what do you do. And and Alec comfortable with taking apart the decision without knowing exactly like what happened. But he was out downtown. Or the weekend. And it probably was asked by the team put himself in that situation in which case. Anyone that says he's not lead. Respecting or honoring the wishes of his employer you might have you might have a case eight a real 550. And 188 by fifty. Two putt if those are phone numbers to get in touch with us as the bills pre season rolls along nothing good happens in the pre season. I'm I'm gonna go with that from now on nothing good because even the good stuff like. Tyrod Taylor and LeSean McCoy from Saturday be able looked really good. You know really take anything from that you only get to take the negatives with you and the regular season. Like injuries suspensions. Story lines distractions do you carry those in the pre season you don't really carry the good stuff which are. Do in this case two guys that book like they are at the top of their game. Taylor with a couple of incredibly dynamic plays McCoy making guys miss left and right passing game running game they look good maybe. Parents best pass of the game is to Reggie Bush that he drops ultimately about. On the tennis and encouraging Simon take my chances on that throw a lot. I'm probably gonna trying to McCoy in that spot he was lined up on that play as well. Lineup want to believe so the bills offense is probably going to have to be their bread and bought this year it'll it'll have to be. The identity of the team the thing that carries them. Can Tyrod Sammy and McCoy. How many wins would you get the schedule has it's tough stretches its head has its so tough stretches. And one night. Go back and watch highlights from Saturday just pick out the plays with the starters there's a few with McCoy and with Taylor and I think. I try to get too high because it's a pre season game but just look at those two. I've got an offense that is returning. And last season was okay it was. It was good when a single item to put the G it was good. This year the offense could be really good if they stay healthy I don't think they'd need much more than. Just the health. No guarantees that that but. It got enough playmakers. We have a Twitter boy you could vote and as well. Up that my Twitter feed which is if all three stay healthy what you expect to be the star on the offense. Tyrod McCoy Watkins. And I'll lead the way as you'd expect this Tyrod. The course and second point 8% out agree that I voted for McCoy. I think they'll be a lot like. If you think about Seattle if you think about Minnesota Vikings they are a team with a quarterback it's a good young quarterback it makes makes plays but. Peterson's the star of that offense I expect McCoy to be the star I don't know if they'll give them as many carries as the vikings QB Drew Peterson. But I and to this offense is going to go through the run game. Our conversations with everybody from Rex to Greg Roman over the course training camp. Let me to believe sure they'll ask Tyrod to do more but there's still going to be net run team. And if McCoy. Is on his game and is healthy. He's one of the best in the league we didn't really get a chance to see it much last year because of the nagging injuries. But I he's absolutely one of the best and we could be on our way to seeing that this year. I think it will be McCoy but I want it to be Sammy Watkins. In terms of how many. Yards per catch or just even yards per target that you can rack up throwing the Sammy Watkins player of his talent level and what he's done over his career. I mean last year averaged seventeen and a half yards per catch. I understand that McCoy is just as talented on Tuesday pure like football star talent level but. The running backs can only do so much even for running back has a great year you're still talking about. Four and a half for five yards per carry and I know you get ahead you want to control the clock and you wanna have your running game going. But in terms of winning games making big game breaking plays I expect there to be some for McCoy. I want a lot of them to be for Sammy Watkins. Meets sixty catches last year and nine of them were touchdowns. Hit it and that's pretty incredible he was averaging over ten yards to every time Taylor threw in his to. Action now it's yards per catch is one of the best in the league for guys that were targeted. Or had they don't knock guys have like twelve catches he had. Top of these top ten yards per catch me in top five yards per catch was seventeen and a half yards per catch yet pretty amazing very good. About this sixty catches and 41 of them went for first downs almost every time he's catching the ball it's going for a first down and it would McCoy. I love his versatility he's good at even blocking in in pass situations he's the line up in the slot like Eton he's done in the past. So I mean you want him to be a major start your offense I would just prefer that this offense turn more to throwing more often if you're gonna have to out score teams. Then you're gonna have to throw the ball more not aim or let's be number one and rushing this year what they are being one of the top passing offenses in the league I think. Tyrod has given us every indication throughout pre season that that is possible. And I wonder if they can do you can't take a page from new England's book I ever won does this now but New England I think of as doing it to the bills an awful lot which is. Extended run plays by that I mean it's a pass but it might as well be Iran easing of how. At Clemson Sammy Watkins was used so. Much in the screen game bubble screens all different kinds screens these Watkins a lot that way. Will they do that where. Watkins has a couple of finger quotes rushing attempts this year in the case of LeSean McCoy early I don't know middle screens. Elaborate plays where they find a way to get McCoy the ball in space. That's why whenever ground and pound is used. As a term for the bills I didn't like it last year. And if you think about how would they were last year I don't think they were a traditional ground and pound team they ran it a lot. But it wasn't three yards and a cloud of dust they had big place and with this offense this year they will they be a return to ground and pound. Eat yeah. But probably like they were last year which is not really just this grinding slow offense. They'll be more dynamic than that although want to be I should say they'll want big plays out of the passing game and in the running game and they had that last year. So more consistency. More. More of a playbook for Taylor Moore playbook for Watkins in a U you point out his yards per catch if you were to get seventeen targets per game. Just blockaded. Where their offense finished it you know for better or for worse. Seventeen. Yeah a lot I'm saying. Just crank the targets. If he can turn that dial to ally if he gets her fight back right at you like Al. That idea or workload it's pretty tough it's not always great. You do wanna get your best player in this case Watkins a lot of targets but it's not always the perfect scenario. There's a stat for Andy Dalton and EG green and that is that when Dalton throws to green. The numbers are not as good as when he throws to the other receivers on the team there's probably a lot of reasons for that. One green draws double coverage perhaps Dalton is more likely to make a bad throat green than other guys it doesn't necessarily mean. That you shouldn't throat AJ green it just means that by doing it sometimes. They take too many risks what are the length of throws as the pitcher to right the quarterback rating would would affect that are the bright the lights and throw would be affected let's completion percentage is lower right to these pocketed thirty yards on the field exactly so that could be affected by that interceptions to be affected by. Every time they're at the end of the half the throat AJ green and maybe there to win perceptions there. But it so it's not exactly cautionary tale about throwing your best player all the time it just indicates that it's not always. The best play. Way more often than not it's the best idea but not always so if they threw Watkins for better or for worse a crazy number of times. How would that affect the offense it would probably. Be. Like take more to the positive and the negative you probably have more Kenya to lose the more you throw to. But can we get to ten to get to ten targets again a 160 for the season 160 for the season he gets 100 catches. Ninety catches. And I wouldn't expect him to continue to average eighteen yards a catch but even his first season he averaged fifteen. He's great when running the ball after the catch he's great with. The deep ball you know well. Jarvis Landry of of the opens last year had a 166. Targets how many catches. I'll buy and then a second where branded and I was only going for adverse I'm sorry. Finger quotes that quarterbacks that's Ken hill. Targeting one guy 166 times fits targeted Brandon Marshall 173. While. All right so old Jarvis Landry last season had. Catches a 110. 110 and a 166 target would sign up for Sammy Watkins getting a 110 catches if if Sammy Watkins it's a 110 catches your in the top ten in points and weak right. Brandon Marshall had a 109 catches. On a 173 targets. Of these guys better than Sammy Watkins probably not. Right I wouldn't think Jarvis Landry isn't Brandon Marshall had a nice career but I don't think he's more dynamic and Sammy. Can I get the offense to trust him that way. All while using McCoy extensively would take expected at this is why if it is as much as everything has gone wrong this pre season and offseason. You still. Knock on blood. Still have these things that the thing you can't knock me off feeling like this often should be able to get into the top third of the league. In points scored this year. Last year they were twelve and we felt like there was room to grow lots gather multiple games I felt really let down at all like it was a boomer boss the offense last year. An indoor games even against the jets where they came away with a win or didn't feel like it did enough there was a patriots game where we felt like they could've won. But there just wasn't enough they're offensively. There were a couple of drives away anyway last season from being in the playoffs. Or being ten and six if you get a drive against the patriots get a drive against Philadelphia. Mean. I don't whenever you can go back and rewind almost anything but. I think there's plenty of reason to think they'll outperform. Last season offensively. And be a round of the same. Defensively worst case scenario even missing some of these players. I can't get myself to think with the talent that they have. And with Rex Ryan as their coach. That they and I mean think about middle of the league fifteenth in points against was a disaster for the defensive coach. Right in that this is like the thing he's most embarrassed about was the team ranking fifteenth against. In points. But if you're even in that range again and improve the offense and this is where I just can't. Moved myself from thinking that day we should still expect the playoffs can actually get it I don't know sometimes you. Fumbled the ball out of the back of the end zone with a price brown and lose games and random weird fashion. But. They have the talent to deal. And I am really not don't say that I think in quite some time and say it confident. Carl's Williams released by the team you've mentioned Bryce Browning Comerica those backup running backs. The team releases Carlos. And there's this there's a bit of sentiment like pay whiz kid the best. DO. Personally sure you know get your life minorities kind of washed out your first NFL team by a thousand times I I. I laugh at that we wish him the best we hope he bounces back I. Don't not footballs at one like that ran riot some a lot of television well on the bounce back with Miami. Maybe if you mean they know guys personally we'd now that's what I mean they Obey bounces back and turns his life around great and now becomes a professional bull rider I don't think. Do anything except football this point because you were on the team I watch and now you're not. Pick. It's it's tough way to think about it but if he had a great year are great couple years and then went to free agency. He would go sign for someone else and he would mean you might say you root for the bills and bills fans but. In all these relationships that your sports players and stars. Are as flimsy as ever. I. And let's just please. Please win some games. Once you're off the team. You know peace signed with New England or Miami or even like. Baltimore Cincinnati. With think. I hope he's not good at it J. P. Losman had a career resurrection today. Signed by the rounds on a tryout Contra Adam lit it up and made up or mobile. What we think. Paid jerk. Why are you doing that for someone else. May not I'd have a little bit of it was a nice guys so. Good for him to want it for somebody else. Football especially this way any attachments you get attached to quarterbacks. And may be wide receivers. But nobody else not even coaches don't get to attend our coach because sometimes Marty Schottenheimer go thirteen and three than give players it was eighteen to fourteen into yet and rightly coaches get fired at any time. Players common goal guys did injuries and then their careers are just over how out if you were a giants fan. And you were really pumped about Victor Cruz. And where his personal I'll we've got Victor Cruz he's my favorite player on buying his Jersey. I mean NFL jerseys might be the hardest ones to buy if you're not getting the quarterback because. It can be just next year and it's over. Although with the Williams of Europe bills mean you've got all our options to change the number. Has anyone done that bought a bills Jersey with out a number just as well it just says Williams I'm. How long could that be okay for. I Thorsten good shape ever talked about changing didn't and the name like when Roscoe Parrish gets cut elect right the next eleven I'll change. You williams' Jersey just keep change in the number. Good shape as long as air in as good health here which could be an issue with him he'll be around for awhile now. A quick text on whether you're Rupert I depends on the player I really wanted Freddie to win in Seattle Fred Jackson's different right. The guy's been with your team for eight years. And he leaves. And it's honestly it's been this team has won a lot and he goes to a team that could win yet I peak you do in that case but. You're on my team for one season as a draft pick and then you let everybody down and it cut I don't really have that. Hope things work out for your NFL career feeling for you it's just like. Now you're just the guy and another team and if you do well good for you I'm not a so you'd be happy about it. It it's that same thing with with Marcel. People are upset about Marcel was going around him and I get it but. You really don't have an option the moment he gets released if you decide to cut him. You are. Laughing stock of the NFL you just. You can't win in that spot what team could justify letting him go every team would want to sign him every one. And at their press conference what would they say you know we understand that we feel like we've got a strong room here and yet that's what they say. And what the columnists and reporters in that market say a great gamble. You get your take a chance you know this guy isn't. Her or any one you might lessen. Its off to deal with but guys let's talk about the the caliber of player that are getting. We've gone through this all right does little bit of a checkered past but he hasn't heard anyone. Are right let's take that chance for 25 goals let's take that chance at receiver or defensive line put the idea that the if you get rid of Marcel is like. It's a non starter you there's no way you can do it. So at any time you run across these issues that each case is a little bit different in the case Carl's Williams. Deal later the united in the best player your position on this team as enemies are running back especially fine. But for Marcel. Plus different if it is a good question to ask about how good was the guy really because we likely we saw. And then Mike Gillis Lee also came in at the end as some games filling in for McCoy a and had some really big runs through. And there have been lots of players who come in for a few games and have lots of really big runs. I was reading about how many carries it takes to really be able to predict. How good running back will be the next year late have a good idea with that just would sample size pic. Four seasons of running back to be sure how they'll continue to perform because the sample size is so small. Yeah a couple of big runs where you run through a giant hole for a touchdown. And it just Jack up your yards per carry and you looked really good and might have just been that particular play the other team forgot to. Try to tackle you public that guy. Who's playing for the giants on Saturday Burton are ringing means that Bernard you know idea he was the one that had a crazy run against the bills with Kiko Alonso. Being over aggressive as the Tampa Bay game or the Tampa Bay game is like the biggest disaster that's ever happened in football. First play of the game like ER. Yes OK okay. I there's this guy must be great looking at Kiko Alonso just like forgot he was playing football for a minute there and it to the brand by everybody. Got it's it can happen right now he's like trying to make the giants. With running backs when you cutter running back because he can't. Shall up like Wendell that read wait. The bills have Reggie Bush in what Faulk Isaac it tends to be you right running back. A carousel. Tampa Bay game. I have. Bomb very vague recollection of an eighty yard. Ron on the first play this is what year this is a journal on year no this is. Roenick is the legend of Keiko year it sold his rookie year yet so this is a Mike Patton because this was the right this was the definitive play where we all went. You know maybe keep Alonzo. Isn't really hear it week fourteen they play the box Bobby Rainey eighty yard touchdown I remember this as EJ Manuel like doesn't know the offense at the time or there's like confusion he's throwing a wrong places. There are pass plays that. All run plays now I remember this game that's exactly how our memory that he was getting things sold wrong. Or the offense was getting he would drop back to pass and have no receivers in routes because they thought they were running the ball now remember. Not a good memories agreement from the push it aside so about your comes up top of the hour Jimmy BZ. Why did he pick the Rangers. No really but why when he picked the Rangers will kick around why he made that decision and whether or not he is not necessarily. Seeking the spotlight. But maybe ducking. You GR Sports Radio 550 and WG ER 515 dot com. I sports headlines I know it's been a great training camp for the bills everything has gone swimmingly no injuries suspensions any problems. But unfortunately. Saint John Fisher time is coming to an end. Mean sarcastic wolf tonight the final night practice and the last one that is open to the public for the bills. On Saturday they want to when he won nothing all of the giants Tyrod Taylor was great 132 yards for a touchdown defense excellent. As well and bills cut Carlos Williams. I'm just thinking about food go back in junior and. Of the ousting of fantasy football as you're going through this is off of the NFL's website and I've got pictures of like. Surprising number one picks them. But I Beckham. I Antonio Brown might be worth it. Yeah probably Iran is a great targets as the number one overall pick great choice worry about Brock with the help Amy. Did you see Ryan acids stat line now. You know how sometimes a guy will not get drafted by the bills get talked about for the bills and NB does well it's what did they draft them. Well that's not ever going to be a problem Brian NASA he went two for twelve with 25 yards in pre season and missed a very good so bills defense. They were decent Dion Lewis might be out of the year yet ACL injury last she's gonna have to have another surgery. Reality games are over. If you watch any of the closing ceremonies it got weird. USA men's basketball of the gold medal. And in baseball though cinder garden was nor senator last eight shutout innings. And the blue jays fell short to the Indians Baltimore though it couldn't take advantage of that. Jays lost two out of three including Friday night when they had a ninth inning lead and like him and his name help me or sooner it was a senate gave up two homers in the ninth to lose and then the last yesterday in the eighth they gave a police. Crazy stat about homers Tim Kirk chin said last night on baseball tonight. That right now Major League baseball's on pace to have the most homers ever in his season. Which. Sort of weird right at that we don't expect that. Think all right those are sports headlines next update on the weight top of the hour several podger joins us at eight some Jimmy V easy chattering here. I means a lot. Really I mean we've put so much work and training camp was to see everything kind of come together the guys looked at communicating well there were on the same page so I think that was a lot of confidence about their applicable facts. Jerry Hughes following the win over the giants 21 nothing and make you feel good for a lot of those players that they get to defensive shut out. While the pre season doesn't mean a whole lot of anything we'll talk about this with salad clocked. You know when they go on their defensive meetings today probably the first day back after that that game I'm would imagine in Namibia day off and then go back. The defense might be little more attentive little more motivated blues feel good about eight nice job her body lets keep this thing dollar. The means anything Korea I think you can try to take that way. 8030550. Talking about Carl's Williams's there's no release him on the game as to who worried about it. I got a few fans that think he has. Really something special he's a running back runs hard. And there are a lot of those guys there are not a lot of mccoys but not a lot of Sammy Watkins and of course Tyrod Taylor is important to this offense these three guys I. I know it's pre season but we did see if from Watkins on Saturday Zune player obviously but the other two thank. I I see the play making ability and if we get it from them this year a full season. Can kind of offset all the other negatives the offseason the pre season they've banned. Taxing it's been fatiguing to deals all this nonsense. Because the heels of had a pretty bad one but. Tyrod and LeSean McCoy and Sammy Watkins that those three guys they might be able to carry YouTube ten wins so 8030550. If you thought on any of those three or how the mills looked in their pre season game against the giants on Jimmy V easy all right so he picks the Rangers. And. Right when it happened all the the take started coming about BZ in what it means. To mean anything view that it. I don't think Tim Murray made a mistake he made trading trade one of 43. Round picks trying talk acute in deciding gated wanna sign here fight. That was my instant reaction is I still would have done it if you got our Emmy in the process was right. Let's get a chance to talk to him exclusively for over a month before anyone else get the paws on him. It's if we could give it to become. Yep he we've we've got a connection with Jack Michael and also with Gerry Ford were coached him for a year and headed for third round yeah we had a lot of connections at Sebring get it done. They a didn't get it done he signs with the Rangers. Not the Rangers is such an interest in choice you made easy choosing the Rangers is like when your at a fantasy draft. And a guy makes a pick and the whole room goes. Silently nobody reacts nobody's mad that it picked. Barack. Obama and that's. It's an instinct. What you don't like my pick I don't know it's judge. Just didn't seem content. Kyle oppose sell very Smart guy himself. Said in his press conference when he signed the buffalo. More or less. This year because of Michael and O Reilly you crazy. Like on the Winger I mean great senators I wanna score a lot of goals you on that she said in Edmonton I sent here because of comic David. That simple ray player I'll get to play with them senators run the league great. And I look at the Rangers setter but I go. How did it mean for a Winger just Derek step on JT Miller meek is a manager at those are players. But those are not known and you're being chased by Austin Matthews and Jack Michael and John Tavarez and Sidney Crosby unique. And catcher pain ride to all these days the league's best centers are coming after you and a all these players were. Actively part of any recruitment process he picks the Rangers. To me. You can't get in his head maybe he just wants to be really close to home. And the Rangers aren't you know top notch first class organization team wise maybe not. You is sign at the Rangers over the islanders you didn't want the pressure of the hometown Bruins he goes to New York City public pressure is very New York. I think almost none. For a player of BC's caliber aura of BC's stature should say. It started to happen that. Over the weekend. Even leading up to maybe from the fifteenth the day he signed and if you guys noticed this on Twitter. A bunch of celebrities. Like got turtle from entourage he's won six alchemy and you know. He tweeted that Jimmy V easy the Rangers had a bit of a social media campaign to try to get easy and my thought was oh this is cute. Here's a bunch of people that heard about Jimmy easy yesterday tweeting at him. And that's part of the point that. Tony fan bases knew who Jimmy V easy ones buffalo and Ronald Nashville. Who else at a that's about it probably Boston. Boston those your four who knew we were and thought. Men would love to get this kid because of what it means for this team he can jump right in NBA big time in via contributor mean got a big time player but a contributor. The Rangers. I don't think that there is a right spotlight with the Rangers. In fact I think these he has an opportunity in this might be what he wants to start his career. Here's your opportunity to be Walt but just blend into the wallpaper. You are Henrik Lundqvist. And grew on that team that are big stars did catch a lot of flak. You're one of twelve professional sports teams more if I count other leagues that get a lot of attendants like even now last week. People pay attention to everything in New York but they're so spread out about all their interest. Think eight Tommy Jimmy VCs course twelve goals he's gonna get nonstop ripped for it you know all the way. Is I mean is basically in New York one big hockey writers and everybody knows term maybe a couple of the cover the Rangers. Larry Brooks everybody knows who he is. And he writes for the post then scandal Fischler yet having the couple Arthur staple on his guys that we've heard but just exclusively with the Rangers is really just the one reporter it is like a Toronto. Situation or even like a buffalo situation. I mean where you've got just full room every day after gamer every practice his. A full locker room of reporters. Yeah I I don't know why I am a tough time getting into incited Jimmy V he's had because he didn't say anything. When he. He said he felt like the Rangers really wanted to in my gas. Everybody really one of those neighbors straight at third round pick right is that the team sent their best players to visit you wouldn't say please come here in Chicago's GM came all the way from Chicago to watch you play in a silly silently. Everybody wanted you to come to their team because you're on an entry level deal and you might be able score some goals cell it was a bigger star in new York and Jimmy VC. Rex Ryan. Currently out still more likely to make the cover of the New York Post and it'll be easier weighing more power. So couple text on this like trying to understand why VC would pick the rangers' first text endorsements. Now now now. Now dvds these nobody he's not going to be a big big big star I mean that's the thing about these he's gonna be a good player that's got to try and say oh we do get a result could restart no would have been a nice supplemental player. Whatever even if he does turn into a star. That will be like you get the endorsements once you are the star not just because you signed with the Rangers and mean. This JT Miller have a bunch of endorsements in new York and that's the type of level of player that he's going to be and he might score elect one Eagles now. Arts one eagle scores in New York big superstars that are getting huge endorsements like now. I did wonder about this here's another text he wanted to be the man in Toronto or buffalo he wasn't the guy was going to be the man. The man better fit well that that's again we're getting pretty far into like his mindset. It's possible if he signs a buffalo queasy he's Jack's friend. The whole time he's here. He's Jack's wing man. And maybe he'd wanna be tied in to Jack for his entire career that again. He signed his deal he's a free agent relatively soon Mikey that he's not making a lifetime commitment to the Rangers if he signs in Toronto. Is families in the organization so that might have factored in that he wanted to be his own man or be a little bit on his own so late. I I I think he just does not want. Massive spotlight. Boston spotlight. Buffalo Toronto. Big spotlights on the kid mean. If he signed with the sabres here's a good example if you sign at the sabres. Is there even an article in a New York paper breaking down why he chose the sabres agers wouldn't even care. While here it's disliked. Well how about that easy decision and you know you react to him and his agent and how the whole thing looks like. I respect what he did the entire process through he had every right to do it he if he lied to the predators along the way. Wouldn't be the first time that an NHL player or team have lied to each other current miss Levy teams line of players a lot more ball is exactly all the time. He did what he could. He goes to play his friend Kevin Hayes. I guess bank so I'm good for him but. Rangers to me sounds like he wants to be close to home but does not want the increased Boston pressure. And the other team sort of in New Jersey in the islanders'. New Jersey was rumored for a while I don't think the islanders are stable enough organization for anybody really want to sign there. And includes Tavares I'm sure they're gonna even be playing that it's going to be like if it and if you were choosing to have a company. And they said we don't know where our headquarters will be a year and a half you might think out. OK I'm fine on a plan Madison Square Garden because that's much better. And they do have a deep group of forwards it's it's usually. Players who were on the wing want a really really good senator play with and they've got three. Decent Sanders and no really good senators could argue that they've got. A core of players who are under 26 years old. Who are going to be there for quite some time and going to be pretty good and that Lundqvist will be pretty good I see them as a team. That is gonna be milling for a long time. I mean. Lundqvist is not gonna continue age 34 through 39 or whatever his contract is. To be the best goalie in the world who's so good he can make your team great even if you're just okay. The defensive group the cap situation none of it is than that outstanding. And they're the third. Best team. Maybe add best in the division. In Washington and Pittsburgh. White event and. Much doubt in my mind now atrial by typical tax why didn't BZ just signed with Nashville Putin want the spotlight he wanted to close to home. Mean Nashville is not close to home and your travel is endlessly. Are from home. Nationals got a brutal travel schedule is to if you wants his family to watch him or come visit him for games mean New York has islanders Rangers flyers. At Everett close Boston's close this family can come see him play how many games a year. Forty home. And then what when he five more pretty easily on the road to place for nationalist family might seem 6 times up the eastern seaboard. So I don't know Gary tweets in v.s he's looking to be in the spotlight I think he's a meat guy. I couldn't disagree more now I don't I edit all the Rangers is where you go to get out of the spotlight. And you just you urged not even anywhere close. To the tops are on the team. Everyone in New York knows one guy on the teams specifically and even amongst the former group that he's not going to be like the biggest are amongst the forward repeat. They're gonna have other players that people know ahead of him Rick Nash is a former number one overall pick and superstar in the league. I feel like he's gonna fade into the background of that team we just shows up. Which which might exactly be what he wants an might even be good for him because he made himself a spectacle. Made himself. Whenever the league's media weeded. Nashville did Toronto did Boston did we made you guys spectacle. He wanted to graduate college and then choose his employer which is standard procedure for most people. In this case he goes to the the Rangers and I just think Chris Drury I between this over the weekend remember when Chris Drury left. He had an interview and are wary senator exactly how we said it. But in talking to the injury also participate in the process. Jury's gonna talk about the differences between buffalo and New York the difference is this in buffalo if you go to the grocery store people talked about the power play. And that's not happening in New York. So. Small. Small fish small pond. Small fish the biggest upon theory it's awful small pond and it sometimes worked your advantage and sometimes can work against you. Think about briefly Mario Williams why did you like it here because of the deer. In. He didn't want a big city he wanted to a yard and for BZ. I can't get inside his head I think the Rangers are where you go to blend in rather than to hog the spotlight. 8030552. Wanna join us why don't lines on the way next. 18550. To 550 suck a pot you'll at eight full recap. Of bills pre season game number two we approach roster cuts which are actually still a bit away if the pound 75 by the thirtieth. But cells in a recap everything for us beginning at eight here under each year. We are part of a barrel off fifteen million dollars for security and I'll play you what. I can hit the ball by seventy years old and you Indy 500 loudly here. It's a riding and why critic of England Alienware. I don't understand ahead. Okay. It's not. Oh I will miss you one airline unison over and out yet speak ill wedge by the way. Big things happen when I go on vacation now I've got that title really changes as of Friday. What happened on Friday. Marcel. And I'll keep gul and I'll keep fight that fight because you know the NFL needs just. Figured out already. Big news happens you or leaving yeah yeah I just couldn't it. I I don't blame you are I mean. That a long time I don't blame you at all you just liberal. I'm so. You're going to Minnesota. Yeah. Gonna cover the vikings now my understanding is that. Mike Zimmer the coach of the vikings. In I'm not playing for the vikings I'm going to cover them but he's a little different. Then Rex Ryan. And wider and asked them last week why Teddy Bridgewater didn't play in the pre season game he said because I said so. That jones' response. Came out that he had a sore shoulder something. Okay that's going to be different you know what I'm excited for for you. For years are you're gonna cover the vikings and their playing in that brand new palaces yeah this here Alex that I wanna have you on. Like in a week three. You can call only guys is the place mis write this plays we will be talking about. Why won't why didn't Minnesota want the outdoor advantage of everyone nearly dying for a cold exposure well because it's colder there than it is here it is cold there that's one of the things that Howard inform me of just how much colder it is there now which really didn't play. Toward me getting excited about going. But the stadium looks incredible Metallica played there last night so we're looking like a dog with like a Luke Bryan they had the first concert ever in the history that stadium in the night yeah and so did my first day on the job I will be covering their pre season game against the rams at that stage should be pretty exciting. It's a one billion dollar stadium they did have PS cells the vikings did buy it. The deer lake if you read about their PS cells it's not that bad. People hear the word PS elegant nervous I think every time here than at the word PS so you think of the letters yourself. You think about stories of Texas a Dallas I'll Wear some more a 150000. I'm not gonna mortgage. House when you hear that it's probably like v.s supremely. Mega super rich Dicey right right right. So what they did was I'll find the numbers on the PS cells there because most of them. Were 500 dollars or less. They had very very many and the column ass BL not Pia. They have different versions not sure that I fully really understand the concept of PS cells. If you're buying the right to buy that seat yeah Alex throwing a fishing licensing if you wanted to fish. It's my fishing license I wanna buy tickets just ipso after buying the seat first. So they went the most expensive DSL was nine Indy 500 dollars that's a lot of money for the but again you're not just pain and as the layperson up. It was. 500 dollars for the lowest in ticket prices at the cheapest for fifty balk at you have to pay that every year is that you know once I believe you pay it just one time. I sold an act as most people just re new and renewed in and keep their tickets right so what you did was was then. Most of them more bare re low. The eight non Assange go through here I've got its LC it is being pretty. It's all it's it's a fan standpoint I'll let what are you talking right out of my seat and then by the tickets and aren't you pay for like get it it's offensive. By. In that case it wasn't as bad as some of the others have bad right. And on how much public financing. They had I'll find that Fauria and deliver on the other side a break yet now I Marty seeing some hot takes as it relates to that now that sort of going on Twitter following everything that is Minnesota. Which was Mike Zimmer did wanna say like Teddy Bridgewater wasn't playing and one of the newspaper guys that we just paid you billion dollars here's stadium you can tell us who's injured. A like guy that's according to a prankster connected. All right. And it's out now while holidays it's the first fixed roof stadium built in the NFL since Ford Field in 2002. 348 million came from the state of Minnesota 150 million from Minneapolis. And 551. From the team and private contributions. We sign up or something similar. That seems like a lot of paltry 48 from the state and 150 from the city. Depends how that actually is calculated how that I it's actually given you know accuses raise the hotel tax so that people that are visiting other people that are paying for it. There are a bunch of different ways to actually get it done I have long felt that when the bills do build downtown. They will pay for a lot of themselves and they will ask for infrastructure. You know. You need to build stuff around it for us and we will build it to me that's always seemed just first glance first bought. Doubt will maybe work but that's a long way to on the one. Industrial 550 full recap of Saturday's game if you do get a chance to see it or be there separate pot chip joins us next on the beach here. 305 CDW GR buffalo. KS CHD to Niagara Falls buffalo in 98 point five FM.