Dec 9, 2016|
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I got flagged up. He's always Simon and Jeremy why. So these guys get hurt or whatever he's been doing on the game field I don't want him doing on the practice field but you know it's trying to manage what's best for him. We've been rotate guys sometimes they were gonna take rips off of this player that player is trying to get a mirror on game day at there peak performance that's what we're trying to do. I think he's just a routine in the rest and now I think. Star and get more cars were running around schools feet and started to back with the green defense hasn't been impressive amounts. So the game plan thing that foot issue. Body issue not rock work. Yeah I'm I'm definitely hopeful that Roberts gonna play I think he's had two good days of practice lets you that'd be real plus for us he looked better in practice. They're not not falling you look. And so I'm anticipated and planned some sweetness you're Muslim. House please and we'll also in practice. None WGR. Sports Radio 550. All that we start off a football Friday with some good news. On the injury front for both teams actually it's it's football Friday that convention the sabres have football Friday as Britain said the up they would get that little bit. Maybe the sabres getting. Much healthier today depending on whose back in the lineup tonight in the bills. Right now looks like they'll have both Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods their top two receivers in the lineup. Playing together for the first time since week two. All the football season. It is football Friday my name is Howard Simon for joining us Brayton Wilson you're producing Jeremy is not we hope you will. Join us this morning and talk well football I mean it's football Friday. But we can talk sabres if you wanna talk about. Oh great the chiefs are. Possibly 8030550. To join us got a lot of ground to cover. Lot of things to get to one is the good injury news or what would be the good injury news and how that might impact the bills the passing game a violation of Tyrod. The continuing discussion about Tyrod. We'll do that. I want to talk to folks about you know what's on your mind four games left final quarter of the season will talk about that. We have not been tinkered around with a New York Times playoff simulator you know that will root well I'll tell you some information about that picture you're holding out hope. Of the bills running the table and somehow. Yeah I guess miraculously according to their times right now the playoff chances are 6% some and go with somehow. Miraculously getting themselves in the playoff to get into that. The sabres play and the caps and the sabres are getting to a point in the schedule that the bigger make a nice run here in the next couple weeks put together authority on a good streak actually five to into their last nine. They can add to that in these next couple weeks so a lot to get to lifetime wanna join us we got gas coming up on the show today but you know phone lines are always open. Eagle 3055888552. Factor. Quickly and bond. But whether the just. Saw this tweet Merck colleagues over WBE and the lake snow warning for southern Erie county's been canceled. However. They'll lake effect snow warning for the southern tier counties has been extended. It's now going to run. Through late Saturday. The snow has shifted south. And east so the lake effect snow warning is now extended to 6 PM tomorrow night for the southern tier counties. I know up up here mean there's nothing out there is just you know. It's dark but if it wasn't our cutesy Greengrass so the north downs we were filed the city of buffalo got anything either. And the gained I checked the game day forecast for Sunday if you're headed to Orchard Park gonna be at new air field right now calling for light snow. And a temperature in the low thirties OK so that's the weather now. The chiefs beat the raiders last night if you're let's let's get this out of the way first your wondering how well what's going out BA at sea and all its other stuff. By winning last night that he. Kansas City is now leading the AFC west. Oakland with that loss drops down in Q the number five spot in the AFC the top wild card seed they're both ten and three the chiefs and the raiders. But the chief swept the season series and I'll be honest pretty. We had the I did at CD game well I saw a little bit of the first quarter we had a client party here last night our annual client party. And I had work to do what I got home so I I was I was watching the first quarter but I decided to just try new would be of a full day today were Jeremy outs like I. A pretty much turn the game off the went to bed at like 9 o'clock. I'm guessing if I watched. I would've said something like why couldn't the bills' defense do that the Derrick Clark Derek Karr was seventeen of 41 last night really struggle with the passing game. And the chiefs beat the raiders for the second time this season and I think. Off the top of my head I wanna say. Pretty darn positive the chiefs have held the raiders to your two lowest point totals of the season it's the team that averages what 2830 points a game. They got ten in the first game with Kansas City they got thirteen last night so the chiefs really know how to shut down Derrick car. And the raiders anyway so that she served there both pit entry but the chief said the tiebreaker so the chief should attitudes in the AFC opened drops into the five. Either way it's it into the bills were gonna catch either of those teams from from our perspective it probably really doesn't matter. They had lost head to head open and they won't play Kansas City but they were far behind both teams. The team that you need to just. Completely collapse and then also jump over the other two Denver be Denver to completely collapsed so real quick eye and let me get the public is off forget to get to. I played with the New York Times playoff simulator a little bit this morning. Got some inching comments on on Twitter about that among them was blocked it's a waste of time what do you do. So if the bills the bills playoff chances right now are 6%. There's six since six or eleventh in the day of seeing. Ahead of them and not in a playoff spot right now but ahead of the bills Tennessee Indianapolis they're both six and six. Pittsburgh and Miami are both seven and five of the bills beat the Steelers Sunday. Miami loses to Arizona. Denver loses to Tennessee. The other two games I put and I put in Baltimore knowing in Houston Indy and factor them all different ways and all possible combinations anywhere the best I got was. 17% chance of the bills make in the playoffs it's just at. After Sunday's games. If the bills when the key games you gain any Denver to lose to Tennessee and Miami to lose to Arizona you're beating Pittsburgh so three the teams ahead of view. Are going down to defeat. And like I said Houston Indy it didn't seem to matter they're both six and six I ran the simulator with Houston winning I ran the simulator with Indy grinning. I read it with Baltimore beating doing the New England being Baltimore there wasn't a big difference was a range of Odyssey thirteen to 17%. But 17% was the best I got. On the simulator if the bills beat the Steelers and the other things happen on the ad accounts quote itself which leads me to my discussion today. And I hope you'll join. I put up ace a truncated version. As our web poll. That the correct use of truncated rights smaller trimmed down version truncated shortened. Even if it isn't it's a really cool word and I'm just and it's a just needs. So I put down a edited version and edited version of a weapon or a WGR package to account for four games left they were down the final four games you can either say of the regular season to season depending on whether you think the build actually have a chance to make the putt so four games left what are the final four games about four year. There are a number of things to get to. I like to think of all the possible ideas that people could call with all the different things that will be. On the minds of bills fans going into the final four games of the season. And I came up with what like eleven I just up the top of my head I know what my number one it's I'll tell you about it in a second. The web poll for what it's worthy and doesn't have the entire list of eleven I as I said I've put down an edited version what the final four games of the bills into all about for you. Items the first choice I'm still all in on running the table and hopefully making the plants. Now quite honestly. I put that in because I think that needs to be hit. IA don't I don't think I didn't think the polls only been up for her I don't know maybe twenty minutes thirty minutes. I didn't think we get much or rude response I'll tell you there was early results of the moment so I'm all in run the table hopefully make points next choice Tyrod Taylor's performances. Third choice the future of Rex Ryan and Doug Whaley by the way the bills Jim ominous warning data clock. Fourth choice through this then you might look at it and go well you're just being a jerk. OK but again I think. Far be it for me. To say all this is not on the minds of bills fans that shored its it might make them negative but what are still the fortress is improving our draft position. Which again I put it in only because they think that's something. Some people would be thinking about. But I don't think it's gonna pull very well. Early on very early on my guess that I it's it has not that long 44%. Still all in on running the table and hopefully make in the plant's 33% on Tyrod 17% on the future of wrecks and and Doug Whaley. And 6% on improving our draft position. For me as I said there there are many other things I think the final four games could be about. Not just it it could be the wins it could be the future of the coach could be the future of the the GM. It could be hey I'm still thinking playoffs I play what the New York Times playoff simulator and all this other stuff. Could be the play of the defense. Sammy sell these woods is self well woods is coming back could be. You don't knock on wood you up all those guys actually play the final four games of the season to see what this passing offense can do content kind of tie into my choice about Tyrod. To give you maybe. A better valuation of Tyrod Taylor do you think it's unfair to evaluate him because these two guys haven't played together since the second week of the season. Then made the final four games of the season for you are. I want to see the offense as healthy as possible like you really. Dig in and evaluate Tyrod for some of your could be playing card tell jokes and Baidoa when Doug Whaley is all of us at 8 o'clock this morning I will ask him. What they're seeing from Karr dale Jones because practices are close to the media. I know Anthony Lane yesterday had a comment about he's something about he's the kind of guy you want waiting on the runway he's what you want waiting on the runway. Is what he was a thing about cardinal joked to make it's about that for you. It could be three straight weeks adding you're looking at three home games kids Pittsburgh Cleveland Miami and in the road finale. And for some who could be improving draft decision for me that it there's no question. It's tyra. And. I've gotten to the point. The open game being the I guess the let's say final straw because I'm not in a I don't honestly feel they should cut ties in part ways with him completely. I do feel that they should redo the contract and tell Tyrod you're going to be in the competition for the job. We're not giving you the job you're not the were not anointing the job doors for 2017. You're going to be in a competition for the job with Webber the bills decide to bring it that's to me the last three games. Post Seattle. Have put me there with Tyrod Taylor I will say that that's how I feel right now I I don't anticipate that changing. But I say what are the final four games about it can still be about Tyrod Taylor and evaluating his performance. This is still. A big get I mean mathematically the bills have. A very small chance of making the plants. But this is still a big game it's against the team with a winning record the bills have not faired well against teams have winning records this season teams with currently. Teams that currently have a winning record there won in five. The one win was against New England when Jacoby preset was like. Which doesn't really count quite honestly so be so so this Miami got a couple of big games here. Tyrod over the last four games I hope. And maybe this is you know maybe this is where it's Simien and woods playing makes a big difference. Out of the last four games I hope. Just blows me away and makes me change my mind I mean just absolute league looks fan free contest. Plays like he does in Seattle. Where they decided we're gonna throw the ball. He's gonna put up yards he's gonna make plays but they also win the football games. A run afford a would be great three and one okay but for me that that. The final four games are still about Tyrod even though I've gotten to the point right think there's no way you pick up that option because. If any thing. His game has not gotten better. I think it's regressed. If anything I don't think you could be more optimistic then. Yeah he's he's still the same guy he's got some good some bad but he has not progressed. So as I said though I leave the door open because it. It's still possibly comes out and just if you plays great the final four games then I'll absolutely changed my opinion. He's put together like he's got. One game this year that I would say wow I really love the way he looked he said moments and other games and it isn't just. Based on the the number of passing yards to 89 in Seattle. We didn't he only I think he threw one touchdown one interception. So it's not like he had like three touchdowns or four touchdowns or anything like that throwing. But this is the way he looked. And to me that's what you know one of the things 2060 was about was a valuing Tyrod NT how we looked any and he's just to me and he has not looked like he has. Become a better quarterback. The final four games Pittsburgh as I said winning team you know it's seven and five Miami big game two teams ahead of you if you're gonna make it's this run. You got to beat both those teams should be Cleveland. Yeah Cleveland for Miami should be Cleveland and who knows what happened I'd think to beat the jets they've had I think they've cashed their season and but I need him to look. Much better than he hats. And we need him I need him to correct all the things that we've been looking at and saying well these are flaws in his game make the throws over the net. Throw guys open. Take some chances it's Sandy's back partly how about that now you know. Hopefully Walken is telling us the truth it's not a foot issue or a body issue anymore. It's about getting back to game speed. And getting used to that game speed. And dealing with you know the coverage again and and the game plan and running the routes at full speed and all that so great it's not the foot glad the lighted. Thrilled to hear that. Hopefully Sammy plates and stays on the field the final four games hopefully Robert Woods plays and stays on the field the final four games I think I know. Who Tyrod Taylor it. Now they're right I know there are folks who will say it's you can't really get a true evaluation of him because. What did you say a few moments ago the top two receiving targets have not played together since the second game of the seas. Sammy goes down. And then as he's coming back getting ready to come back against Jacksonville woods gets injured in Cincinnati so they haven't been together I get it. I still think you're gonna die you wait your quarterback and still think you can look at how he plays the game. And realize there are numerous shortcomings in the game so well with all the other stuff going on. It isn't as much for me yes I'd love to see you run the table of course I'd love to see I don't like losses I don't like us sitting here in. Early December saying well so what they do in the draft I mean that's that's no fun nobody wants the drought to continue. I don't wanna have to spend another offseason potentially talking about a quarterback search or coach search for GM search we've done that we've lived that we've done it. Way too many times. In the last sixteen years so I would like them to run the table and stay alive but that's not what the final four games are about. Because I think they have a very small chance of making the playoffs it's still about the quarterback it's always about the quarterback it has been about the quarterbacks and Jim Kelly retired. And every single guy who's come through here it's constantly about a quarterback you'll always be about the quarterback until they find a quarterback. That we believe is worth. The value out is that is is the guy to carry you for ten years so the final four games. Despite all the other things that are going on. It's about Tyrod and you know what good that Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods are back. If hit. If it really does come down to that and I don't think it does but it really does come down to that Tyrod looks like a completely different guy. Because his lat is his top two receivers are finally on the field and playing together quite like I said I will gladly say. Hey dad you know what I think I was wrong about Tyrod I love the way he closed out the season his final four games was tremendous he was throw the ball on time he was getting it out. He was common poised in the pocket. He was aggressive he was attacking defense is he was given the ball that was top targets he was trusting these guys to make plays he was using the entire field maybe Charles clay we'll actually have some productive numbers. If all that stuff happens. Even if Jimmy not I'll be depressed that'll make the playoffs but if he plays like gangbusters the final four games. Great I'll feel much better about Tyrod Taylor that I do right now. So that's to me with a final four games are about. It'll 305 get delegated some of those other stuff 88550. To 550 what's it about for you. And they said it can still be for many of you and I've judging by the web poll it is. Com hoping for wins you know run the table win these four games get the tenant six by the way the bills have not had a double digit win season since you know it 1999. The last time. They made the playoffs there were eleven and five that year they were ten and six the year before. So for you know you regular guy going hey man run run the table we get double digit wins the first time and seven us seventeen years even if they don't make the playoffs that could be a big sign of progress for you. If you ask me my number two choice Tyrod number one this is no question from. I still wouldn't put on the table playoff chances number two. I think number two for me is the future of Rex Ryan and you can tie in how his defense looks. And they need to bounce back Sunday. Off a really bad second half against the Oakland Raiders. And they need to play well in the last four games of the season at my guesses. Unless this thing completely goes off the rails in the last four games that Rex will be back. Got a five year contract. This easier to. The owner has reminded us of a couple of things. That a heap he likes continuity. All of although they did fire the offensive coordinator after two games but they like continuity. And Leo mr. broad goal has talked about how. The sixteen year playoff drought is not all on him you know he has an on the team for all those years. So my guess is he would not in a sixteen year corpse and B seventeen perhaps left out on the head cut. All I would anticipate. Rex Ryan being back and their don't appear to be. Mean signs pointing anything different coming out of the organization. But number two of the final four games about him his future and how this defense looks. We talked about talked about Tyrod right and to me 2016 Tyrod. It doesn't really get a better than 2015 Kyra. Well you know what we did the same thing about Rex is defense Tony sixteen Rex defense. The real look much different and 2015 Rex defense because some things well that if they don't do other things well. They've gotten. Better pass rush pressure sacks way up from last year to this year that's good. Schwartz that's around the same middle of the pack I think it was fifteenth or seventeenth on the that the numbers yesterday total yards and I'd be a little bit better this year. Third down defense has struggled of late red zone defense was really good. Of late it's been really backed. And for whatever reason they no longer take the ball so it's a mixed back you know the run defense has been okay. In the past Stevens has been OK it's it's an OK defense it's not great it's not bad it's just okay it's apt. Well that's what they were last year. And that was after two seasons up and a defense is really gut. So not only didn't Rex not make the defense better it became worse but 2016 was gonna be different. He was going all it. Only pregnant. His scheme last year was tried some my stuff but I'm at a try some Jim Schwartz is concepts. But see if this all works out and it didn't. And he spent the offseason talk about them do this my way. And he brought and his brother. And he made some other coaching staff changes and he brought in John Blake and he brought an Ed Reed he brought in guys to teach the system. To his players and set were doing it my way while they did. And the results. Aren't really much different. Yes their been injuries the top two guys they drafted to commit and start right away and make an impact didn't. One won't play at all this season the other has come back the last few games. Some nice things but you know what what realistically were you expecting from Shaq Lawson when he missed all that time. Some talk that he might be starting on Sunday in place of Lorenzo Alexander we'll see if that happens. But the sub the second issue is still you're looking at a defense that. He went all in his game his guys coaching changes everything. And the results are still. Net. On the defense. Big challenge for them by the way on Sunday. So it Olivia bell one of the top running backs in the league pits yep certainly Ben Roethlisberger one of the top cornerbacks Antonio Brown one of the top receivers. A good tight end apparently now is healthy and is that literally and figuratively a big target in the Derrius grain. So it's a big challenge for Rex is defense and I know read the Pittsburgh papers this week they've been talking about how they've gone more run heavy in recent weeks. Ladies unveil the last three games of the eighty carries their running almost 50% of the time. In the last few games in the street game industry. This is a big test for the for the buffalo defense can you stop that quarterback can you stop that running back can you shut down that top receiver. In a game you have to have. To keep these slim playoff hopes alive and coming off. A second half collapse. Against their car in the Oakland Raiders so the defense and how it performs down the stretch. And bull which which to me I mean it have to tie into Rex is future it's his defense that's when he's known for. That would be number two. On the story lines. Of what's left what's up my mind the last four games it clearly is it's the quarterback it's the coach who's around going forward. It'll 305 if you don't it's its football chronic built up what are premiere we can toxins sabres to. Feeling good right you're feeling out of here sabres spent the nice win real nice when the other night against Edmonton pull that one out. Maybe Evander Kane is beginning to come out of his funky scored what three gold I think in the last two games. Big they're getting into a stretcher they can make some hay in the schedule cola cup might be back tonight. Quite honestly I'm Italian that doesn't expect about Georgia's coming back militants to Josh Georges but if he comes back and cool lookup comes back Brandon gully yes go back to juniors and he's played really well. Signs are pointing in the positive direction for the sabres will talk about that as well. Anyway polish open grab him and share 803055888552. By PP two on the show. South gonna join us for the latest on the bills that would be south about Joey we minutes at 7 o'clock this morning. We'll delve further into the bills Pittsburgh match up and the injuries and who's coming back and all that other stuff the mentioned earlier those GM Doug well have been Willis at 8 o'clock looking forward to that. If John Mark does regular football Friday segment that is coming up at 830. Second what are Paul Hamilton he will be at keybank setter for the sabres game tonight against the Washington Capitals Paul joining us that 930. Staff coming up at nine reach all the games from the weekend we'll go through the standings in the playoffs simulator and who to root for an all that neat stuff so full show up. If it's Friday you know we're doing playing Golden Nugget trivia for how can I forget your chance to win a fifty dollar gift card to happy Jack's restaurant forty. Your chance to into Golden Nugget gaming senator you to think it's your chance to win we hope 5500. Dollars cash and our hat trick contest. 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And advanced alien talking about hard they'll Jones so he does play gets scout team reps have been some talk about whether he did or didn't and how much you do in practice. Gonna bring it up for Doug Weight because again practice for the most part is close to the media. So cartel Jones maybe that's what the final four games are about for you getting him into a game and seeing what he can do. But it was Howard Simon thanks for joining as a football Friday here on WGR so here's the deal we've got sabres hockey tonight we got bills football on Sunday. Here's the plan tonight's game against this Washington Capitals is at 7 o'clock game. Why haven't and WG are beginning with a pregame show at six. It was played dubbed. Him against Washington the other day. Not so good in the last ten minutes or so and ended up losing to the capital of good for the most part in that game against Washington really kept Alexander Ovechkin in check. And they were balls in the net all night against Braden hoping so we'll see how the sabres compare tonight again. Expected to have cooled cup back bulls T about Georgia's we'll see about Gloria. Anyway so we'll have that game tonight Sunday we have you covered as well the bills taking on the Pittsburgh Steelers who got all day coverage here on WG are beginning at seven. Breakfast with the bills fans he's down 8 o'clock game day. 10 o'clock countdown to kickoff 1 o'clock kickoff get it you're headed to the game forecast right now is calling for light snow. And temperatures in the low thirties so there you go you can have a little snow in your tailgate party. After the game talked about a we show up with a Bulldog on our post game show. You know four ish rebuild afterwards and then at 6 o'clock at the overtime show with Napier if you're watching the game on TV don't forget turned on the TV sound. It is the number one crew. Jim Nantz Phil Simms called in the game for CBS went ballistic on astute. Here's what off Ron Howard great with the Jeremy is off today thanks for joining us 803055888550. To 515 so the final four games of the season. Some in the other final four games of the season 99 I do have to say regular season I guess they still could make the plans. What are the final four games of the regular season bills fans all about for you vote in our web Paula WG Arafat that the dot com. Call me 803055888552. Pick in the us gonna talk about this matchup against the Steelers. And you wanna get in the sabres you wanna talk the third tonight football one talk playoff races. Whatever else is undermined. You can grab a line and share there are some other things. I think the Sammy story. Is significant. Him being back in saying yesterday not about the foot. Because tracking. His season his injury. The off season issue the surgery. Bring them back slowly comes back Eagles down again. You know he's out of line up again could there be another surgery because of this so tracking the Sammy story I think is definitely one of the bigger stories of the final four games of the season I don't think. I don't think it's it's big and in terms of the stamp one of affecting. The bill's decision. By missing missing somewhere in the offseason I think it's may but they do have. A deadline. To decide whether to pick up the 2018. Option year on his contract. Which would be I think like 1011 ish million dollars I'm I'd beach just flabbergasted. If they don't pick it up. But the idea of if he could stay healthy. Would dubbed would mean a lot can he get through these final four games they've been increasing his snap count gave played a little bit more against Oakland but he did against Jacksonville. The key words up over 60% of the snaps in the raiders game he was under 50% against Jacksonville. And the idea of you know if if he got hurt again and he just does he have to get another surgery and that's screws up his offseason. You know we were just where we're going down that road again I have no desire you have no desire none of us wanna go through that again you want to got to be healthy and stay on the football field. He's a huge part of passing game. For Tyrod Taylor whatever the bills are doing a quarterbacks so. Sammy staying healthy. Among the storyline to me the last four games what they're all about that's a big one. It's not bigger than Tyrod it's not bigger than Rex in the defense. But it's right up there because he is such a big part of this team he is the top receiving threat I'm sure they're going to keep them around here. And he's got to be able to stay on the football field. He was injured in season number one but he played all sixteen games he was injured again. In season number two and I know for a lot of people. You get really frustrated with him. It didn't bother me as much because he still was for the most part on the field he played all the three games last season. The new issue of the narrative changed well the injury part didn't change as the missing games part that changed he was injured again. But this time he's missed most of the season. And as I said despite the I would think the bills will still keep them around that he's under contract for next year about noise. Then and then they would pick up the option for 2018 but he and staying healthy playing all four games trying to get to the regular amount of snaps. It makes a big difference for the offense and I would feel better knowing that OK look before it's okay. Knock on what that he made it through okay he went through all these games there were no other issues where that there is no offseason surgery. Good Sammy will be ready to go. Good to go for the offseason workouts for 2017 and beyond I think that is important there are other things to decide in the final four games insurer you know wins playoff hopes all that stuff. I said you know for for many people run the table be it if you don't make the playoffs hey if you get to ten wins best season since 1999. You'll know maybe you'll feel they're finally heading in the right direction right now it doesn't feel that way. We sit here at six and six. In December. Then we do what we typically do in December. We look at the standings. We say we're now at the bit I mean you know reverberate we've done this before not they run the table. And fill in the blank team loses a couple of games and fill in the blank team loses one game and fill in the blank team loses Turk there and so it doesn't feel like this season is any different if Tyrod looks good. Sammy stays healthy woods stays healthy. LeSean McCoy is having a great season but tyra looks really good over the last four games and somehow they can run the table. And Rex is defense. Plays well last four games you'd you'd you would I think. This would not be her Rourke run to eight Nate. Are phony nine and seven with a win over a patriots team that really didn't care in their final game of the season I think you'd feel. You'd legitimately feel. That the franchise was heading in the right direction you'd feel better about Tyrod you feel better about the defense YouTube that are up about Rex if they ran the table. Beat the Steelers beat the dolphins a couple of winning teams. And finished at ten and six and he said well you know I mean next Jerry. Don't put yourself a big hole whatever you feel better about how the season ended and the horse slash direction of the franchise so that's on the table. I'll be honest with. I I am curious to see how cardinal Jones looks. Now they keep winning he's not playing obviously. If they lose to Pittsburgh and it's six and seven go ahead you could play anybody wanna play. You know you can. Throwing a young guy out there and starting with the quarterback and just use the final four games. Three final three games of the season as an extended look for. And I know he doesn't get a lot of reps and you know he's on scout team and all that and I and I and I don't sit here thinking that. The bills would just catch lightning in a bottle that cartel will. Cut out. Go on the field and look like that press you know looked like a rookie who's completely comfortable in his NFL shoes and play great liberal go in the aisles and we'll go. Forget the option not Tyrod baby look at Karr dale like DUN. Equivalent of what happened at Ohio State right member that. When the the injuries through a Braxton Miller and JT Barrett right in cargo command for worthy. Came in for the Michigan game for sure he was in the now I don't it was the Michigan game big was the Big Ten championship. They won that. And then the national semi finals and in the finals I believe right at like this three game run like he did that. Which you wouldn't expect that. You don't so cargo Jones and playing him. I'm curious. I'm not sitting here thinking. Again he is a franchise quarterback and he's gonna come on the field and look like you know Tom Brady right away but I'm curious to see that he everything. Can make some throws you can evaluate in the pre season it's proves she's you know. The bills are the no offense other teams are Vanilla defense he's playing with a back up she's played against back up he's playing against guys that. Probably aren't in the league right now is always so much you can glean from the pre season so I'd like to see him in a real game situation say there's anything there. As I said as they sit here right now there's a quarterback competition going on next season for the bills. I'd like to see what cartel Jones can bring to the table so we're talking about four games of the regular season who built sense for you. What do they all about where we get back. 8030550. Join us and sabre fans game tonight against Washington. I wanna get to this prejudice and 7 o'clock hour we got salad seven for about 730 at some thoughts on the sabres the win the other night guys come back healthy. I do wanna talk to about the schedule that's coming up an old we brought it up earlier this week in the guys and investigators were talking about yesterday. There's a stretch coming up where they can really. Really. Get on a roll. They're 52 and two in the last night they could really make things nice these next couple weeks and when we come back and got a little history lesson for you. But like history is my favorite subject it's great plug you don't say I've got a science lesson for you if you had that. I would probably leave and have you run the rest of the show yourself I'm not good it's ninety there's a there's gonna be no sports science opera on the show I should have failed chemistry but the guy was curving greats. 8030550. Join us 888550. Q 550 it has put. All for Friday. On WGR. I don't have friends and welcome to this day and there's proud history. To date we're going to take a look back at December 9 2000 Atlanta. And the Buffalo Bills who. Post embassy Louis rams at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Ball. All right Jackson. Now we take him back and another unfortunate payment events. Kyle mall with a penalty that to take out the Gilmore interception for a touchdown if you remember who Kyle Moore is what I got to into the bells. But they did score one touchdown in this game fake attacks. The bells and then botched the extra point to make it while the seventeenth. Became and remained rob a seven until the final seconds of the fourth quarter. When the rams squad go ahead touchdown. Get sick. We have 48 seconds left in the game the bills have many of time to come down the field and tie the game at fifteen on. I haven't. Brian it's Patrick being Ryan Fitzpatrick. Deal. And you have fifteen to twelve bill's author brand Ralph Wilson Stadium. Details of that all the scenes at that point which pretty much added anything out hopes. The that a citizen of this day in bills history it's history that's as proxy diaper cream hair gel. That's a little apple do you guys until next time friends don't cross the street and out looking both ways. It was that was true like it was that your 1920s newsreel voice quality. From that and again I think the advertisements that you've seen the 1950s there the news I acknowledge that's like nineteen to 1920 and. Kind of you Witten knows from around the world. Dot dot dot limber glands and Aaron. Yes. Right that's now that didn't that some like in 1920s new Israel mile. Anyway go out what old school on that so we were looking up yesterday Jeremy said you know he was leaving for the day as you know you should check out this day in drought history like what are as well find out what you know they had to play on December 9. During the drought which they did actually played three games on December 9 in the drought. That was one of the 2012 the gaming at the ramps. And it's funny to hear that stuff and think back about that game. When I think about that game. There's one thought this so many things I was rig the game recap and enix some of the step that came back to me there were. A couple of interceptions Sam Bradford got a game winning drive. And George Wilson had a chance to come up with interceptions twice. On that drive and couldn't hold onto the football. And Bradford ends up hitting Brandon Gibson with a forty where they got thirteen yard pass to beat Ron Brooks. To well win the football game 1512 and yet. And then Ryan Fitzpatrick was intercepted at the end of the game. You mention you played the Fred fumble he ends up leaving the game with a knee injury. That winning touchdown when that happened for the rams if it wasn't for spectacular catch and fourth and one. Inside bills territory heading down on there's a dieters like 140 left on the clock fourth and one brand return rolled behind a wide receiver. I can't remember who was the wide receiver comes up with the it's just incredible breach behind him to catch it throws the league goes down. The thing for me here's there's the one thing you know like. My memories awful you know if you listen to the show all the time you know like I've forget it's at for so much stuff over the years I remember my anniversary and like keeper dates. But if you bill's rant you rip again there's one thing and I I talk to break about it yesterday Chan Gailey. That Liz. I don't know where that was. In terms of chronology vs it was his turn the Fred CJ thing. You know it was Spiller like some it was a Vermont it was Fred's turn right we were in an odd series of can you believe what she ended this game moments. Like you know this was dead he was you know you and it was what those things where. And we've experienced it's many times where you'd get to a point where you realize OK you've lost faith in that this bill's head coach. I'm sure he would Eric Gregg Williams and Dick Jauron. I mean Malarkey was and of that long. I got there or Barone and only two years but in less than two years. We were at that I know I wasn't I think a lobby were at that point with Chan Gailey so every decision he made. Was scrutinized. Salt much. There was a game in Houston. Again I don't know if it was that season where they just. They didn't run the ball on the second half they were at like nine times and it was a close game I thought we do anyway the game against the rams. The bills are leaving the game. I wrote this down to make sure had a wreck it was like twelve to seven. And there was day a chance for a field goal here we go. Fourth and seven builds up the ball the Saint Louis thirty force the fourth quarter the bills are up 127 they're not do anything on offense they're struggling. They've moved the ball they settled for field goals Ryland telkom south for what would've been a long field on the we might have been. At a stage with Ryan will Lindell we're worried about that kind of distance it would have been over fifty yards but he comes out for the field over Jett to make it fifteen to seven. And I wanna say champ Greg chin called timeout. And out of the timeout. Punt team goes on the field and hands upon the ball away at him and as they said you know the bills end up. Wilson drops a couple picks Bradford takes game winning drive they go 84 yards lose the football game you mentioned there were five and eight if they won that day. You know the hole in the hunt we make fun of kid around about the bills in the hunt in September and December if they would've won that game it would have been six and seven that day. Cincinnati and Pittsburgh both lost. And they dropped seven and six that would have been one game away from them that would gain ground while Fred spots that it net loss to gain of five and that's what sticks to me. Let's just let's just also forget that play where he called timeout and force them upon. The bills were at the C Lewis 34 yard line when Chan Gailey decided upon a putt to from the right that's how about that they punted from the 34 and all that we know how much Mike. Mike in the afternoon always. Says like why are we putting from like inside 3040 or thirty some 34 yard line but the nice thing is other bills coaches about it too right. Roan dated Greg Williams stated I'd I'm I would assume red rightist competence or Greg Rex try to check out these Providence a forty point. Yes so Chan Gailey. Pumping at the 34. For what it's worth. December 9 in the drought the bills also won twice on December 9 in 2001 that beat Carolina 2524. I have no. I don't think I've any recollection of that game they were trailing by eleven at the half to the campus who were one in ten. They got to second half touchdowns and track and really desperately trying to were called us Brandon spoon. Linebacker one of state played at the University of North Carolina. Had an interception return for 44 yards for a touchdown. And Travis Henry had a one yard run that came back there one in 2524. The other game that a lot of you remember December 9 2007. They beat the dolphins. 38 to seventeen. The dolphins were oh and twelve. The reason why bring it up it's funny I I read the out old Associated Press story for this one rookie quarterback Trent Edwards. Threw four touchdown passes. And after the game quote said that we're starting to believe in what the coaches are saying what the team leaders are saying we feel pretty opener right now. It says here. They won for the sixth time in eight games they're seven and six they stay in the AFC division or the AFC playoff hunt setting up the game in Cleveland their next game was critical in Cleveland. Listen. Look that up and I'm 72 without it he's not a thing we had David eat nothing blizzard game could there have been some really distressing losses to the Cleveland brown jug ears that was 2000 and yeah it's that's the loser game OK so that they are 16 today. Trent Edwards and thrown four touchdown passes they were seven and six they were in the hunt. Just wanna make sure I got this right going to Cleveland. Up. December 16. Lost date nothing in the blizzard that the Cleveland knights so they're well fund this day and drought history for you when we get back. I'm tap. 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