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There's football at 9:30 Sunday morning. What book all of them. It's not about. They make bad staph super great American football try to friends well I only drove Bonita Treo 550 to join us to talk bills jets. And your prediction for the game and the biggest edge the bill's biggest concern for the bills and whatever else is on your mind. With this match up to scramble to call it a trio if the 88550. To 552 on the right. All right way to regain what always hear Willie here. That seems better than their record you buy from the bills at this week. And I don't know we have it written bills this week but I think we're gonna get them that team is better than their record. When it's in cliches we'll see how many times these coaches and players in scap say the work football. It's I think it's off the super American couple Friday frenzy. You are a great coach once said. Winning isn't everything. It's the only thing I've heard Vince Lombardi said that answer until that the Mike Zimmer. He says there's more than winning winning. It's definitely. The most important anxious. I think for our guys to understand what causes us to win and what causes you lose those things are. I guess not equally as important but secondary. Important. Vikings been in lots time explaining score. Points good. Once again he's got both bat and got it not a good team so. Is yet to make irrelevant when we were good points against that OK I can remember that. You know who's not winning a lot lately. The Seahawks. Flash in the pan Luke team. To post. Probably enough I was that's it lost two straight games in the usual. You know that normally confident Richard Sherman. And the Seahawks I should mention by the way it was with the seems like the vikings we've heard from with Mike Zimmer the vikings have a game that to me looks. We've Mike Zimmer ballpark if I could say that what will happen yet when the game vikings at box so they can win the to a five bucks a one flight. Richard Sherman in the sea hawks they're also in a position where you're like me could win three in three but on the road take on the 33 and one Carolina Panthers. You have to wins and losses to send troops to impostors same and you continue to move more than entry to next week like a championship opportunity. And I think that's where what our team is going to Arctic are teams mature enough to move those those losses and continue to grow into it and you know improve. Don't know money but that's because they did you know maverick airline misty was really good last year right. Did you know the only team that has given up more points than the Carolina Panthers 195. This season is here wolf 495. Points sixteenth Sunday I was gonna say nothing screams team maturity. Quite like. A report that some members of the team that quarterback isn't black enough. Drug suspensions a lot of them from Seahawks. A running back that holds out won't speak to media. Just the story was last week. There was a story the agent denied it that lynch was. Threatening to like leave the team boss of the plane because you were so upset about them trading Percy Hartman right. Percy Hartman traded because of reports that the he's gotten into physical altercations football quarterback and Golden Tate all that says. Team maturity. Just another example of how all that stuff whatever right is going games. Al Davis is Smart recommended just wedge in baby just win. Baltimore and Cincinnati will play second meeting of the season between these two teams. Baltimore's five and two in all of a sudden looks like a real contender. One of the best voice point differentials made the best one heading into last week the defense is playing better than a lot of people thought it will air five into the angles or 32 and one. John Harbaugh with the second crack here at the Cincinnati back. The first game is always the toughest game because everything they've been preparing all offseason they have shown you see. In every game in the same thing from us we shows things that you know. That we normally had done before so. They'll be a few new wrinkles are always are there won't be right there. Cincinnati is a major free false witness is a huge game for them there. 32 and wants an equal in the loss column but their winless in their last three games I don't think. You talk about Pittsburgh the other data that Pittsburgh is is that good that that. They're gonna threaten for the division lead but Baltimore could run away with this thing since that he needs that right that you appear real fast and beat them once and I don't think Pittsburgh is very good at all yeah that's right that it Baltimore wins this year and they can run away and hide with that have been well. Pittsburgh has a game this week against the Indianapolis Colts they are home. But it looks like the game at least to me I think it could be exposed their form three the Levy a lot like the bill's foreign three kind and it. Not that good but we get to find out a little bit about this week Mike Tomlin. And the Steelers nose tackle. This week we have big challenge obviously because a short week but also because of our opponent. Get in the apple calls come in here and there are extremely hot football team five straight victories. Borders or poisoned barges. Their rock solid group from top to bottom. Most of all teams do score points in bunches they give them out in bunches of touchdowns with six Pittsburgh prides themselves on you know they their fire football coaches. Tom we get fired that'll make the playoffs this year excel. Look at his record if he does today hire Rex Ryan. Who would that be a trusting him with that. Bring handled defense there it is acting to Pittsburgh I was just. Gonna find the Pittsburgh Steelers record. Because it's omelet and as the the what is it the loom has worn off the road whatever an act of phrases. With the phrase I think he's got a hot if they don't win this you know make the playoffs. That on the apple the record light can I mean the sideline Netscape a year ago. Okay 488 last year 88 the year before so back to back 500 records he did great up to that point. Post tower ten wins twelve wins 91212. To 500 seasons and perhaps another 500 non playoff year would be three straight down play up years for him. Story. Hasn't happened while coward happen to power once 98992000. Poitier Mike Tomlin have you heard what the like with this. This is just such the it's such the culture of the NFL the Steelers getting criticized by former Steelers. You see analysts note script that will power Hines Ward and the like the Steelers saw it lost their their identity think the power is calling the steeler soft. And if I or the coach of the Steelers like your in the organization. Even if the Rooney's. Like. I would make a phone call to bill cower so fast like are you out of your mine. The my used different language but same concept. You're gonna call soft like. What you did for us what we did for you don't need you piling on it. I just think it's. It's also. Little to solve that does not might might not be as talented as they used to be in analyzing that with things off. And the defense isn't as intimidating it is. Little thing is to use the data loss play Allen and hall of famers in Troy Polamalu is still playing in the you know he'll probably go to Altman right now. He's a great player for a long time that they've lost great players. Night anyway stay in that division of the problems they're three and three video looking at this game against the raiders is maybe the raiders last chance to win until they put the bills in week fifteen. So the raiders on six visit Brian Hoyer in the Brown's lawyer still the starter for now. Missing person who's learn from our mistakes and move on and and now it funny that just get back on the field and hence you know take that first step again back out here to play open this week. For bright colors and his wife didn't wanna be around this week that loss against Jackson was so. He's gone from. Patriot through the beat Pittsburgh two so Brian how lucky to hold up Johnny men's health. After one week out and playing well he's doing fine. In Austin Jackson little all the sweet glad look at all the stories about Cleveland and it's all how long can hold up Johnny men's. Special teams homeless have a role to play in these games this week probably not much. What should the chiefs who spent all week probably worried about the rams and what they just did that. Seahawks when you play against a Jeff Fisher came you you know that you've always got to be ready for. On special teams. For those type of things. He's done that. You know over his history as a head coach. Andy Reid. Preparing for special teams. As you show us by the chief skillet. I don't know I think so. The chiefs could lose that game the rams are not a joke you know they were any game against San Francisco they beat Seattle grant with a barge to replace I think the chiefs are good. But. Still not a team that I would say you know like adults have no shop when chiefs and I think they're good but. No better than third place that division unfortunately they're there in this individual standards and the egg. Live long in the super grid American football Friday frenzy. Tennessee. And Houston. It's Zach met burger for the titans have been watching that one on your your whatever your NFL Sunday ticket are right it's Patrick Jackman well you money. Why while because JJ watt it's fun to watch OK and Ken Whisenhunt knows that getting closer and closer to. The return of G dating clown so Whisenhunt the titans might be the first team to see clowning. We certainly understand clown isn't a really good football player. But I don't have any control over whether he does or not and once again. You know a few plays and we've got to be able to. Handle that run game pass game whatever it is. That it worth watching number one overall pick imagine a defense with him and watched I was gonna say it's not exactly a great day for exact met burger he got to worry about both those guys coming after you. Miami the dolphins are on the road to play the Jacksonville Jaguars that means Ryan and nail against Blake portals which ten hill will we get. Ten hill is forget that geno Coastr asylum at ten a coaster find Danielle up and down and Terrell last year it played well last week and now he's got a road game against objects you wanna improve every week. I think we've done that some some time has been obvious that's audience what. I think we're pretty consistently and that's what you want is. Guys get more comfortable and feel myself included and and things are looking to the jags went back to back gates yes I don't go jags. Go bears the bears are under 500 they are three and four but. At New England advocates a team that's capable of beating New England defensively they're not good but offensively they have a number of weapons and guess who knows the names of them filled out check. We've had little bit extra time to look it's no bears this week and then that's been good this team went up. Personally with offensively Israel explosive group and a lot of work to do here this week to get ready form in terms of being able to handle their key players on the field. Presumably named the players later on in the press conference but I'm. There's most generic Nancy you forget about people who watched him we know about them now are no laws and a very often aggressive players. Knee we'll see if the if the bears excess Jesus continues to implode with everything going on eight that by the way. Big news the number three story on ESPN yesterday it was that former bears linebacker Brian Urlacher. Wait for it. Says that Jay Cutler isn't leaked. All right you guys okay every night and I know that was probably shocking news I got it didn't take we just cross our network that was the number cleaner story. Not I mean it has anyone. Ever in the history of earth thought that Jay Cutler was delete. And it's a good very good at that on certain days. Not only. Nick pulls in the Eagles on the way to Arizona Catholic cardinals and the elegant pair of five and one team's pair of like the way each and play. For polls to homecoming for today's college ball in Arizona. Remembers an Arizona State affairs also respond conference out of this business. They're very good seeing him playing well it played so well last year and played on me. Even more talented team this year's Cinderella talk about ruined a great week preparations we. We've made it all the way to the final game preview of staff we haven't heard. That teams better than their record yet. In to save the day Mike McCarthy. Agreement Packers are playing at them. The saints 24 hours a record through four and four losses on the road. You watch the video which it's not a truthful football and we're very impressed with her famous breakdown no extremely well coached. Technically if you're watching video and things that's 24 football team you're watching on video. Two and other games this week lions playing falcons. That's the 9:30 AM special from London is that relief. 9:30 AM on fox maybe two in I'll that's awesome how about 934 all with. In the league that can to designate one game is at 930 game each week. That's awesome awesome is that football from 9:30. In the morning until with and I came at 1130 ish yeah 930 to 1130. Maybe. A little break this game might had a 1230 get a little break for the 1 o'clock Monday night Washington at Dallas that might be mine survivor pool deck. Apple look like going into there not good right used a way to win that game without its one. I don't know what's is there a trap game comment here I don't know who wants to Dallas is playing after Washington. And a few. Throw in a trap game comic out of playing a football team I'll case of the I in terms of what we're getting. 930 everybody's getting short Atlanta on fox bills game opposite one. At 4 o'clock Philly Arizona will be on Fox Channel 29. 425. Indianapolis and Pittsburgh. Will be on channel four and then the night games Jeremy just mentioned Green Bay and more than that'll be on and BC cancer and if a coverage quickly that. Does mention you I don't know the college games for the weekend of interest. I don't know I mean I don't think Kentucky's gonna beat him but all men are Mississippi State is number one of the country now. Their first game since go to the top of the rankings 330 Saturday channel four also at 330 Michigan Michigan State go green. 715 at night the Chicago won all miss it LSU on ESPN and then the Ohio State Penn State game should be a competitive game I think. At night on channel 7 at 8 o'clock so those are the only goes it's not a great. Weekend of college football but those are the top. Three or four games if your age and what we're gonna be seeing here locally in buffalo this weekend. Did you see Steve Nash is going to miss the entire season. Nash. Is a future hall of Famer yen here is an amazing numbers I had. Found on him. A couple of different tweets that were sent along by people covering you know Nash led the number one offense in the NBA. For nine straight seasons with two different teams. And he's been on MP easy winner of all you know mull what seven all star berths I think now what the third all time assists. YSE was an MVP winner. In fact. He's one of eight. Guards. To of one the NBA MVP. Eight players to list their position primarily as garlic only eight only eight only an all time ever all time it's only eat. Now consider how many times guys when multiple MVPs for insurance savings troubled LeBron is a forward with primarily sport and he's won it four times. Right guys when a lot of MVPs. Eight. Players. Listed as guards have won an NBA MVP. Okay. I'll started out way it does superstar mackerel Jordan correct. Michael Jordan he won a bunch having. Dwyane Wade now. Howard. Okay Derrick Rose correct Derrick Rose 201011. Files of the votes. Isiah Thomas in her. One MB OK it's an Oscar Robert Basel Robert and Greg is correct it how about Magic Johnson also correct. Good job collar of three life. Moderate Ares I at the current active Ehrlich we go way back and I don't wanna give clues yet you should get at least two of all right we got through. Best guards of all time we think about here. But even the eight guards who won NBA MVP. 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Mr. basketball I'm not gonna have to know Dini of the hardwood spell it out I have other nicknames included coups Bob Cousy yes. Thought I thought. To get the old ones there your eight guards that are on the an NBA MVP. You know while we could have been better today and it's trivia we gave a 110% it was on my short richest we try and get as close as we wanted to needs Henson and this is as ago and sometimes we're just not Smart doing the Smart things all the try to viewers out there. Shoes at then come back tomorrow on Monday to ask him and that's like their attitude today were positive for work work hard on some adversity though like not having the right ones we thought hard I scratch my head if he does thinking. But that was over the back elect that category. That's good is it. Can easily cards and that's why I was gonna in the history is gonna do the last ten and then when I was looking at all the guys that won it I was surprised to only eight. Eagle 305 gifted join us we'll find out about the jets when we get back Richie meaning will join us and ESPN New York dot com it is football front. Who's happier than predicts. A happy guy. Excited to be part of what made for what it reminds you that Geico Pate who was really happy to be writing all the way home. Knee had in the late part yet. Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown who was ominous early this morning the top two running backs for Sunday's game against the jets and we are gonna talk more about the opposition right now rich media joining after joining us from ESP in New York com. Richards our Jeremy good morning how are you sir. Good morning gentlemen I Daytona. You know we're okay we're we're expecting the usual the bills are what we think the bills might actually win a game of go get smacked around by the jets in New Jersey. Well it's happened before I think it would it that border row in 86 of the last seven budget to one at that like eighty giving him the bills so. The chips are hoping for history to repeat. Well let me ask ya I wanna ask obvious about the players but what about the coaches it is today considered a done deal that Rex Ryan is not going to be back. I don't it's you know everyone thinks it's a done deal I don't think it's a done deal. You know there's so sir what is it nine games ago. I mean it's it's. It's looking bleak but let's let's let's say that. You know it is they're not gonna make the playoffs clearly so would be four straight years at the playoffs. However this get orders is somewhat easier the second half of the year that they were able to rally it may be it back to seven and later. Something of that nature it and have a really strong second half by geno Smith. Then I think that could convince China to bring him back again. But right now you know like it looks bleak. How much of this is that we you know appear rich I think people are I think he's a good coach and we're talking earlier that if he was on the market some and it's Napa mop. How much of what's happened is Rex how much of it is the roster in my ten mom's on it sickened decisions that were made. I agree with ethnic he's a good coach you know not a great coach but certainly good enough to get the key to the play out his first two years here. What four playoff games and you know he had his limitations which you you know openly admits. He's he's basically as a blind spot to stop that he would not do anything regarding as. But yeah I think it's mostly roster I think it general manager has not done a great job a year. Building this roster this roster is no better perhaps even worse than last year's roster which was considered a rebuilding here. And they've bought fallen back in at number different areas now you know they have it with some injuries or loss their best corner. For the season with a Achilles and their cards right electors but neither of those players were exactly established players though there was still somewhat. Question marks with them. They've just that a that it committed to you know Smith admitted there writing out hell or high water. And you know so it I think it's mostly the roster I don't I don't think Lex can be blamed for all of us. I I said rich I watched the pats the pats game that the most I've lost for the jets this season I've budget had a nice game so but but overall to this point through the seven games how would you evaluate geno in year two. What he actually caught his best game of the year. Quite possibly be pestered me he wanted to use to best gains. At a the last two years. Guys guys it's 23 games into his career that was only the fifth time that he did not throw an interception in the game. He you know I thought he could play well as the patriot Hewlett that they did really well and act in ways that he Hugh Grant what he got into trouble and that's something. But they've been trying to get him to do and sometimes he listens sometimes he doesn't let that particular game he I think he scrambles seven times for 37 yards. And made some key plays there's lakes and when they when he does that yup it's moves better. And we did this big two point conversion play you know they I would open in mystic and so that ultimately caught in the game. But it was a positive step I think there ought to build off that will say. You mentioned him running I want to ask about Chris Ivory because. He was really impressive against new England and misery some of the stories in New York this week about you know ground and pound and that and what was successful in the past. So how much are they now trying to run the ball more often and how much of the bills be concerned about stopping ivory more southern Johnson. Oh I've read guy wanna worry that he's he's probably they're opposite of what he is their opportunity p.s so far and if the jets never really gotten away from the coal grounded I don't think they've been doing that Rex and our side here. I actually its truck and eighty a couple of years ago they try to throw the ball a little bit more and you know. Art pitchers it quite agree that didn't work out so well but you know they're trying to be that team to take pressure out geno Smith. And pressed every just a tough task writer physical I think you leave the team or rather delete delete. Yards after contact breaks a lot of tackles just run. Angry and desperate he's been a very positive. Player for that course Chris Johnson who really has been somewhat of a disappointment. Yet it decent gaming at the patriots but he really has not added that he'd. Dimension that they were open report. Richard meaningless ESPN New York dot com here on the AT&T hotline one blessing and I want to ask our Rex is defense Percy Harvard Odyssey picked up that's big news. How you know what do you think his impact will be going forward and how much do you think they'll use them on Sunday. Ought to be out there are a lot. You know I don't know he's back in India the effort. You know if you're sixty snaps but I wouldn't be surprised if you see it for twenty and thirty. Good to return to carts. They even DuPont they've got a drop that out there but. You know they basically get help I still trying to figure out why it made it straight that it really doesn't add up to a you know what it's Eckstein make a trade. And really done for public relations reasons just in general manager who's been getting criticized a lot for not spending money. And I think he stated that for that reason this is a night game audition a person are in the economy after the year with no. Cap implications so they'll try to get him the ball at a variety of ways you know looking at a tool they'll throw all of that you know the quick screens and it even try to get a doubt feel a little bit and so you know what they eat fast but we know that but it productions and had been declining the last couple years. I think rich when asked about is the defense Rex is baby. And you know it's it looks like it's still got some great weapons up front and in the front seven I know you mentioned that's an issues in the secondary so. Give me an assessment of where this defense is it. Statistically there are areas that you know it doesn't rank where previous Rex Ryan defense does that rank specimen with pass defense. Erected Beatty is a little sick right now because it's it's not what they used to be not by a long shot in it is. In some ways perplexing because you mentioned that you know they are good up front you know they do have a good front four. And I think they're a twenty X which is among the leaders lead and so theoretically if you can rush the passer. You know you should be able to create turnovers and went on third down. But they do neither of those they have only three takeaways this year which is mind boggling and they're terrible on third down. And it's you know they their corners are are extreme and at best. Darren law. And I don't know who the other court is going to be this week but it's not a yes starting caliber player. So they've been injured there. CB's have been really not impact. So mostly the issues are on the packet and so this is not a typical Rex right eat that they're playing more so than ever which Nokia. How desperate Rex is to try to. Try to count for the lack of that Allah that he has a partly ever used to played don't apparently doing a lot so that the defense. That it just really struggling right now. Richard meeting minutes ESPN New York dot com rich thanks very much give us the time mend enjoy the game on Sunday. Thanks rich rich in meeting minutes on the yet AT&T hotline extend a sports coming up gringo pollute that coming up extend a today. Good way to kick off the weekend a little Greg Opel loses celebration. That's coming up in a moment on WG. He doesn't sober the nose of the people are hard. To pinpoint some of the open continues moving. He look like he's comfortable playing the way that we wanted to play that is moving his feet all night. You know he want haven't talked yet again people. For a couple hours tonight Rochester amateur playing. Be losing in what that meant they played tonight across arena at 7 o'clock. The line. Somebody else from the fallout from the American Hockey League. Probably. A budget guys receiving treatment usually and then Tuesday due Adirondack scorer Syracuse early in the utter one of the I'll get out of that erotic. That is the same team they played that had the guy who tried to smash the other guy's face. In the ice. William Perrier. He and duly servers are Hercules. But Trevor Daley is still suspended so that in jail. Probably should be a load well Gregor Angola's two goals so far three games the hammer in four games the arts have won three out of four and lost. The only game they lost they lost by one loss that. They're off to a good start the thing is that. These visits with his point production. It it needs to be good but there are some times where he makes plays. And then whoever he passed the team doesn't finish when you think if he's playing at an NHL team out there. That he had been. That they would score the hockey Eagles on some of his passes I I think he's played very well to start the season however. That does not mean he should be bumped right up. Because they're struggling so badly. He needs to stay there for 4050 games he's the score he's playable then the ice penalty kill do all the things that he needs the they play at the Russian at the that I machines they do not let what he scores a goal or they'd they do not also some other guys to. Tim Sheila had two goals. In the last game a guy they signed at a college who actually projects that possibly you have a third line center. I know there's only so many senators insist that everybody can't be the third line center but he's off to a really good start for them. Playing more of an offense rolled this year Joseph army ahead six shots in his last game alluding. And I should have had at least eleven. The net as many as we David the other nine. So army is doing okay but I haven't quite seen that next step that I need to see from him but he's the podium. The loser and it is it's this that the fight game that it is also free kids ticket tonight with the purchase of a twenty dollar buys it. And maybe Eric Matthews autograph announcement bodes. So. Can I just it so Sunday that if the bills first offense of possession goes without a lot can sketch is he applause yes. That's okay as mark these hot cakes aren't that are yet those are Arctic hot dates mark pass it will probably only play a few more games there and expected to be up but I am interested to see Jake came. Full speed plain and age Elliott and have that opportunity yet. And I'll get to see in their for the first time tonight. Ted Nolan said in the last update to the sabres played the kings well five on five. Well as an ambiguous term eighty were out possessed 63%. At 36%. Could be good words relative good but he needed twenties and a relative to how they've been possessed yeah. So that's that's played well that thing. It's no I just because you'll yen. Again nothing I don't either it's Friday. Let's close jolly here's the deal sabres game tomorrow against San Jose at 4 o'clock here NW York Sunday bills in the jets we have you covered beginning at 7 o'clock. With breakfast with the bills. And then devils gained any conflict that can't dedicate up at ten. Merv Kelso the pot you wanna game at one show opened bald or on the post game show. Color on the overtime show at six enjoy the weekend. Don't forget you be home tomorrow at 330 and join us for the pregame stuff on Sunday and then please join us for Buffalo Bills football Monday. On WG.