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WGR550>Topics>>11/7 Russ Brandon breaks down what it is like going through such a difficult time during this Bills stretch in the season

11/7 Russ Brandon breaks down what it is like going through such a difficult time during this Bills stretch in the season

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    Each stuff always sign image you know at film at all and you don't film when you don't I don't know where there he met. Obviously with the request but did in that one fight game on the road last year there's no 14 out of five when he goes last year. Billion with a overtime and we know the type of players that you get to mention that they. You know the better players and productive both on offense defense special teams are funded even as really fast food. The they were back. There's talk themselves. I feel what the fans think when they get loud they try to measure of one each week what could be little more. Previously done WGR. Sports Radio 550. Lights out but he'll be charged with producing power in Matthew today. I'm reminded in the matter or you don't reminded how long it is between Sunday. Now in the middle football season again yeah. You know what I don't know the first part of the week has gone by fairly quickly here for me it's what once I get to Thursday it's almost like auto pilot because. Yet college football good game tonight by the way Auburn Kansas State okay you got NFL tonight and had a great game it's still it's NFL football. And then we get to Friday and you know it's all about this on Friday so. Yeah Friday feels like it's football day in Saturdays and other data wait. You plays though on Saturday in an awful state. So yeah long time between Sunday but yesterday it was it was a good day for the Ulster Google was approved by the finance committee unanimously approved which is not a surprise. I expect him to be notion expect unanimous approval from owners as well they're gonna vote I mean you might get a situation where a few of the owners don't vote. But maybe show up maybe just figure. Pattern on and I can't imagine one no vote put that guy and I'm wondering if there would be a no vote at the jail they'll be awkward discounting more if you know what's gonna go through you don't we wanna be When Google walks in the schools walking their first owner's meeting like yeah I've against a I don't want anybody I guess is it will be unanimous and what. Reason would you give because it would come out I mean it came out when when Ralph and Mike Brown both both voted against the CBA. Everyone knew they were the only two when Art Modell moved the ball to the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore. People knew that I believe was Ralph in the Rooney's were the only ones who voted against that so somehow comes out what reason would a guy like Jerry Jones or whoever. Have to say yeah I didn't vote for this guy or scrambling that would be a little. Ridiculous sought expect unanimous approval the most interesting part of yesterday's finance committee vote was that our finance committee meeting was that. But Adams owner of the titans Tennessee Titans said. That goal is new stadium. That it's something he's interested in bulletin says that but Bud Adams did. And it's not a surprise for me to hear that. NFL wants the new York new stadium. But for the and a lot low ball was Bud Adams for it to say that he party kind of note that the goal is it new means that it's been talked about. It would have been talked about two other owners in the process like I'll hot you know how does he feel about it what's the plan down there the idea that. Another owner feels comfortable. Saying. Yeah he's aged in a new stadium to me is habit is kind of big story. I've got I agree that we should believe that he's in new stadium I would think that any. Had say that in the meeting. He had to tell them that there's the only reason why that comes out excel absolutely I think mark I think that has to come up well what year. Or you what your plan to keep that team viable in the future. You know that stadium's 42 you know give it give any thoughts on that. K commentary and yes will they be at our thoughts are that we would like to have an estate and at some point. And they would be able to say both viable now the right we're buying because it's viable mountain down on the road ten years fifteen years from now. Do we want in something you know to say it's something they're interested in. The current stadium just had a bunch renovations and these nice nice stadium people are kind of like. Re introduced to how can actually be kind of a nice place but a lot of improvements that have gone over very well so you would I don't know I guess. I wish I I'm not surprised but I I do feel like it is big news that another owner feels confident enough to say that. That's the the bill's future is interested in a new stadium. So like taking that away taking or would take away from that. Take away from that the idea that it like it is openly talked about while public in these committee meetings at the NFL and the Openly talk about the future and talk about the next stadium for this franchise. Adding any of those meetings that's always happening and we just don't know about it. The NFL didn't become the NFL without people planning those kinds of things for the future mean they talk about you know getting a team in LA in the future they talk about. Expanding to internationally maybe. What ten years from now is what they talk about they talk about how television rights will change they plan for a lot of these things there's no doubt in my mind Jeremy. That the owners the commissioner and even the new owners of the bills are already actively talking about. What's gonna happen with that stadium where they will be ten years from now because. This is for all the things the NFL has done this week that we're talking about in such a negative main. One thing always seems to do pretty well is Ford plant and forward think about these kinds of things. In the business model that's right in the discipline model that's right in the in the business model for sure. A 30550. Got a lot to get to today we've got a lot of guests. Got Jerry Hughes at 730 Childress Kelli at eight. All Hamilton at 830. No I've messed up all right pet as a company Jessica Jerry 730 Ted Nolan at eight. Paul Hamilton 830 Joba at nine sabres opened camp today. We might get more news on the bills' front. They've let the charger Andra Davis at 900 interview be at 930 so it got lots of gas so if you wanna get in. Give us a call 8030550. And one 8550 to 550. I don't need to talk with a stable they today's I think it's worth noting that another saying that is is fairly significant for the for the bills QL. The playing the chargers and I know you saw this on Twitter last night Matt Miller as his name Ana FL out. The that was apple I I I've. I've had my share of exchanges exchanges with him is you know he can be anybody. He's said that he'll change his Twitter profile to. The bills logo if they beat the chargers pretty much gas ain't happening right here bridge guaranteeing that it's not gonna happen any. Writes for Bleacher Report OK so you've got immediate member doesn't matter who is. Proclaiming like this is lock of the week which is ridiculous bills aren't beating chart yet they're favored. By how much two and a half now it's kinda like being an underdog right it is supposed to be favored by three at home. Why it actually open up a pick. OK so so to start most people thought OK neutral field San Diego's winning by a three. They go to buffalo give them back that three points right. In San Diego when in my six okay. Now the money search and a little bit. The batters. Are taking the bill's side. And the money goes to now than lying goes to two and a half. That's where we stand now okay. So it's let's call close to me I I think that's right exits about a pick them game this is an even game. Because there are things bowl teams do I think he can cause the other team to have problems. I will be surprised that they. Really I will. Wow I want I'll be RB surprise I wouldn't be surprised if they lose I won't be surprised that they win this to me is it really is almost like a coin game this is. This is a one turn over or one big special changes this game in the outcome. Maybe I mean there's. Maybe he'll be by turnovers between the two teams that there's a lot that can gold right for the bills are blocking that can go wrong. I don't know I'll be surprised that they went but I will be surprised if I was common right down to it. Picking who's gonna win the game. The chargers beating the Seattle Seahawks to says upon. Not just beating them but putting up thirty points to put up thirty points against the defense that is really set the standard in the league the last eighteen months. Maybe even longer than that to put up thirty points against that team. San Diego's throwing the ball very well whether it's rivers to gates to be that have now they just they look good. San Diego does in reverse. As thick as a starting quarterback in the league his record is tremendous. He's had one bad year as a starter the rest of like. He just wins games he gets them into the playoffs he he's a good quarterback in this team against good to great quarterbacks. I'm ready I'm ready to see that test and and very easy how well they play like I think it's a real test for the defense the bears game was a real test for the defense. Cutler and rivers are often considered kind of the same because their personality in the fact that they're both big arm kind of guys that can they can win games. Yeah I would rivers is. Much. Really yes tell wiser just think overall his career arc. Everything I would take rivers a hundred times audible on virgin echo the reverse is not nearly as careless with the football. You know as a starter his record is I'll find his record as a it will surprise it's very. Wanna play a game last year in Cincinnati by the way I listen I'm not mean the rivers is terrific I think that. You know if if the 2004 draft plays out a little differently or whatever you the bills come away with either rivers or Roethlisberger some way shape reform. we don't have the same last ten years that we've had here in buffalo that guy that been through he's and he's going to be all Famer river when his career is over yet it wouldn't surprise me he's borderline right now I think he he needs a few more good years. And I think he is a a hall of Famer. That said they you you're all 22 every week and what I do is I look at the upcoming opponent I do a scouting session and I say the bill should attack. The I watched that game against Seattle very impressive but I'll say a couple of things. Number one. Rivers ran eleven times that game. I looked at Jeremy the most he's ever run and gain ever up to that point in his whole career six he was running for his life they do not have a great offensive line. And on top of that over the planet for holding calls me he was he was honored to wrestled that said. Is he's amazing. Amazing at getting rid of the football. I outlets this week on the bills you're gonna always the guy. You can't let's you're gonna send a guy is gonna get rid of the football he's got guys draped all over And just like looks like a shot what Antonio Gates touchdown passes amazing. So I think the bills. Can really do some damage thereby putting pressure on him and at least forcing him to do some things and then the other thing is I Ryan Mathews has not. But a huge factor. You know who has been as would and now with Matthews out damage to see. Does would have become your main line item to worry about him doing all those things that he does on third down so there are some things at least help the bills in the situation. real 550 is our phone number on ask a question of our listeners and of the bills fans that are preparing for Sunday. It's to partner cute like are they for a real to you yet the bills to an all we've done that are they for real conversation before this isn't the only new year of that. Are they real to you is this to annul an indication that this is a good team but should push for the playoffs forty in need to see this week's game. I'm. I I'm not gonna say that they're not real but this week's games gonna go a long way. Rivers has a better than 21 touchdown interception ratio for his career. We 225. Touchdowns to 105 interceptions he protects the ball. He throws touchdowns he protects the ball. He has 4000 yard seasons to his credit. 47464400. He wins games eighty and fifty as a starter that's a great mark. This is the best second best quarterback probably they'll face this year. Manning one Rogers. Okay Rodgers to reverse and I agree there is some good quarterback they do they space for relief quarterbacks what wears red. I don't put Cutler up right after that I mean he's he's up there as well. Yeah thought Matt Stafford. If an enemy Iran Hillary you go through the list that you make it a lot scarier than I thought it he's one of the best though he's one of the best in the league he's not and that. Brady Manning Brees class that we were several Rodgers is now an act last year he's not in that group but an easy club. He's he's not below. What you're talking about here with a seated charge the team I think that. Coming from West Coast East Coast has not had a good record Nadal is and they're gonna play 10 o'clock start okay. For them and they have never they haven't really been good in those situations you can look up. Those particular stats. Always talk about are they for real. Here's the thing. They can lose this game and I'm back and think oh my god don't they are not right. Obviously I did it doesn't I'm not ask can make or break okay right it's basically do you need this game to be convinced that their idea I do not. I think they're pretty good team I still wanna see growth there some areas where they need to get better obviously number one. But contender pretender is kind of what we're doing here and yesterday I watched the same thing and ESPN and contender. And was contender pretender they got to the bills and Heath Evans. So there are pretender. But Willie McGinest said they were a contender so and then they had it out to the nation and you vote. Pretty close but 55%. pretenders 45 contenders though. Nationally the settlement is the bills might be there are we just not totally convinced yet and I think maybe that's kind of what you're saying you need this that. Little yeah I I'm not totally convinced. That totally I'd like Nancy I'm not teetering on the cliff it's totally phony. But I'm not yet. I'm not yet convinced. They don't real 550 and 1888550. To 550. On that scale did you know put people in a make him pick a side between contender pretender but how do you feel about the team at two and now. And what does this week mean to that. Made Israel by fifty is our phone number will go to keys in to open up morning key two run double each. Don't think I do what you I can't remember what we don't wise but it out for didn't make the playoffs. I'm not convinced that there are playoff game until all there in the playoffs. You can go ordered. They're gonna be a playoff game the it. repeat the patriot games like yeah OK let that are not a playoff game in the adult there in the playoffs ecstatic. I don't I don't think our cinema considering the hot starts we've had twice over the last 56 years. And bottom To be honest I don't think about that stuff I mean some people do I don't. You know you say you can't considerate so you beat the good teams when they are for no they did not beat any good teams along that way. It was Seattle Oakland Saint Louis set when there bad. Seattle their bat right Oakland Saint Louis and I forget who else was that formal start to not be very good team. But and that but just for years ago they did they did they gotta say when that five and two would be New England the beat Philly at home yes maybe Washington in Toronto. They crush them that was and then that was that its contract week up and then after that. The bottom fell out. But that we year I think the difference there was. All of the metrics said he kinda work and I hate doing that because I'm not the analytics guy but. Even with the eyeball test you could say they were getting. There are getting weird turn overs every week the bounces go their way. The just new kind of wouldn't last the whole year and that's kind of why they were in that position and sure enough. As the year went people figured out it's Patrick sentinel the shortstop they didn't get those bounces and they wound up winning six games seven games. 8030550. If you wanna bring in years past where they've had a good start you can. It doesn't mean much to me you know they've had years when they started what. To a spot that this sort of one and four and finished 97 and they made the playoffs in 2004. So next time they start one in four should be thinking about. That year that they went nine and seven probably not. The bills are one of only two teams that lead in the history easily too stark. A rolling three year and four make the playoffs have to look at it was 99. Mean look at exactly happened here. There there one of only two teams never actually do that. Well the Malarkey they're one in four that's right and they won like eight in a role. So I don't know like I don't think about that year when they start off poorly so I'm not gonna think about the Fitzpatrick years they were different coach David record back. The hold from that team are good players you know Kyle Williams might have been all over will hold overs from last time they were there are a good team. I'm David Nelson caught that its screen touch Greg Jackson he's not on the team Fred Jackson's hole. 1998. The bill started. At San Diego lost that was. Those that at least first game they at Miami loss come home to Saint Louis lost their own three of the buying. They won ten games and what the playoffs now. You wanna bring up Mears passed. Go for it just doesn't really. As a factor in from 8030550. How much do you need to see this week to be convinced or are you all already at that point where you think what you've seen is is a real team. And you expect. This team to be in the mix the entire season Jimmy in Cheektowaga Jamie good morning on WGR. Good morning I think they're gonna win and I'll tell you what we're reasoning behind it collecting built for real. Besides that they have a great defense special teams are playing great. They ever be running game in the passing game is coming around. We have chase vehicle traveling across country there are horrible for 10 o'clock games on the eat crow. Number two would just like Miami Miami had a great win against New England. Has let down comes the ball they're not playing as they well last week they beat Seattle. This is big rival Super Bowl champion coming to buffalo there's going to be elect out. Number three they rely on the passing game. What other sport to be bringing in windy. That's not going to be there advantage I think everything placed the ball well and I think proper clothes on the com they're there. Putting everything together they're believing in themselves. They have a great defense you're gonna see at the end of the year the dispute that is going to be in the top three for the NFL and stopping the run and stopping the so that's where I'm extra should be it's it's very rare that a team as top top three in the run and the pass is because of your good against the run teams will pass a lot instead and vice Versa. I the way they measure yet it is totally are exactly I will this be a top three defense by the end of the season in any one of the major categories. Wouldn't surprise me. I don't know which I don't yet know which one pick though. But what what will they be numbers the number 12 or three and defensively should I picked turnovers should I pick. around. Game like run defense pass defense interceptions sacks in other number two in the league last year in sacks right so. Well I expect the defense and not. You know it's funny. It's a caller who's very convinced this is a great defense I'm not yet. I'm not convinced it's great what was that now what would that that to I the offense is quite capable probably and I don't say this to be critical I just. Like you kind of build this I'm confident the offense will have bad days you might even say that Sunday's game against Miami in a way they had. Bad stretches because of the red zone problems it didn't bother me as much about a lot of people but the offense will have bad days the defense. Has given up you know. Yards they've given up some drives their the defense right now going by how the NFL measures which is yards per game I don't particularly. Think that's the greatest way to do it because lots of time that Miami garbage time yards and a familiar and there's a million tractors what they do they only ranked when he first by the way in that category now that you'll like which is yards per play. I rushing yards per play they're fifteen their dead middle pack passing yards replace the seventh doing a nice job defending the pass. Per play but it's funny because even other seventh in passing yards per play their 27 in yards per game and again that's because. They played two teams like Jay Cutler then Miami had to come back late in Jake they were down ten points the first half they were throwing the ball trying to trying to get back in the game a little bit. Right two games into the season all those stats are going to be skewed by who you played right I mean check out Houston's defense my guess is it's right near the top they played Washington and Oakland two teams that are not very good offensively. On the you know the patriots play Minnesota and Miami Minnesota is a disaster played Saint Louis right about now they wanna game so. it set by the teams that Jacksonville's play against my guess is their defense is our ranked pretty highly because of that. By the way speaking of that. Houston can can they they can win in new York and the giants giants are awful absolutely they can be three and all the bills that Texans Campbell beat three you know going into the game. And that it would be right Fitzpatrick against the bills against EJ Manuel ball three NL in Houston where did Fitzpatrick go to college. Where when and where was that you had to help us out here to be a thick. This Alpenfels in the broadcast oft stated that you know the mine and and again I've heard bossier perjury is a Harvard this project. So it's possible. I don't real if he struggles that you know general talk about. 210 and in what you believe in do you believe in manual. Do you believe in the defense. One when we get back. Play a comet from Manuel about Sammy Watkins who deserves the credit for Watkins being open on Sunday against the dolphins three had his first 100 yard game and a touchdown so get that comment from manual your phone calls as well 8030550. To join us how real is this team and what does this game against San Diego do. For that and the way you look at this team chairman whites have got you beat cards here on WGR. Post a great job scheme and noticed the dolphins. Please call Reynolds. Listen to run great routes and open. Like I say you was when something notes allow things open and but it was Michael the receiver was. those guys they understand my involvement becomes you You open off as we still on route correctly and you run with speed and on a constant as in the form of. EJ Manuel accrediting offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett on getting Sammy Watkins open. On Watkins to shallow crossing routes one for a touchdown one for other and I 1015 yard gain he runs from left to right across the formation. And one of the plays it's it's it's nice old design Scott Chandler runs of that spot kind of sets a bit of a pit but Robert Woods. Runs if Watkins out is self. awards from the right side and does habitable wheel and takes that defender up with them on in both cases. He pulls that if that the defense on the right side which is where Watkins is ultimately going to end up deeper down the field on one of Watkins. Deep. Earlier by the way is that is the play they probably Randall at Chicago so Chicago sees that waiting run. We had a great catch aside legitimate run with now if you know this is something they've done in the past to be didn't. And in addition that there's a play where mark he's good good when stretches the field without the ball lot of people select got your deep shots the good one while. Sometimes you're not her beauty shot good because the other defense is focused and take take the 25 yard gain to Watkins over the middle which happened on Sunday. So 3055188550. To 550 what are we think about the chargers coming in here. Taking your phone calls on whether not the bills are for real. You know it's funny they'll be like Reno last waiting now for they do Texans what do you think about what. that's football season's kind of way that works. So do you believe in this bills team and how much San Diego's. The San Diego game really weigh in on that I'll tell yet if they beat San Diego. I will get to the point where play non playoffs would be. But collapse mean before re at all. Is. I know we've been there before. But to be three NL with a win in the division and a win against a team that has beaten the Super Bowl champs but I'll just I'll be. I've got to from a Tweeter who says it'll be hard to be even keel. If they beat San Diego and I agree with that it will be hard to stay. Even keel they lose to San Diego I won't be surprised that think the chargers might be. Really really good they lost late to Arizona won ten games last year two and now. And they beat the defending Super Bowl champion so I think it's quite possible San Diego might be good and might be. A cut above the bills 8030551888550. To 550 to reach us also. I said but Adams and at Bob McNair but Adams thank you points on Twitter he's dead. But Adams says he also gave the finger to the bills that yes he's not the one that commented on mullah. Being interest in the stadium is Bob McNair so thank you to those of you pointed that out it was not a dead guy 8030550. Next up we'll go to mull in buffalo morning WGR. If a guy you Listened and but that's just fine line in the NFL reporting. A pretender and contender like it's hard to say I mean of course from some say contender. But if you look at the first week you know we should travel to tackle back. Can beat it seemed that I think bright lights are on par which he co chair of the fiscal their fiscal. The week number one while we were not favored to win last week Miami beat new England and New England these teams have already been seen that we. local and large are not so bad and so now we have India it will come an end. I mean had maybe Seattle but I mean that doesn't really meaningless to me it seems that we are trying to party. Pretty good change so now we got them coming and I think it commemorating. I think that ball early in our court I was still trying to Greg might you don't like too much honesty and chills actually just. It's really tough for me to do that. But I think you know we're on the right track and the agent she continues to grad. And our it's to continue to I think we do have a cap tried keeping its and that will be enough to get actually play out arcade cabinet. A lifelong built I'm 35 years old went to all the bad option that bounced. And that's without watching the playoffs again there's been a long term securities act and act. Our thanks vote yeah on on who the bills have beaten and who those teams have beaten I don't think there's any disputing that the strength of victory if this were college football. In this article and scratched his pre season rankings matter to Mexico for public Europe The strength of victory is impressive Miami beat New England by thirteen. And watching that game they really gave Tom Brady trouble. The bills got out front and didn't have to face the same situation pretty through ball 56 times against the that the dolphins. Where is easier manuals quark or won seven times the second half because it's it's a sizable lead. So the way game plays out affects that but. I I've got nothing this is nothing to disagree with about the strength of victory the bears winning at San Francisco. You know. When the bills beat the bears there is that columnist who wrote ridiculed ridiculously but what are we gonna do now the bears' season is over and less than I succeed then. Go to San Francisco they went on a Sunday night you know when Jay Cutler. Basically it's demolished and still goes back and throws three touchdown passes and four. While three other grand Marshal excuse for touchdowns any of less than 200 yards passing. But big they got it done and listening in Chicago is actually listen their shows on Monday after they lost the bills only here it's like how. I'll call the town of urged couldn't believe it. One of the callers couldn't believe they take season over. Cut and because of their schedule their schedule it looked quite daunting they play. At San Francisco then I think they played this week at the jets select. The jets was the easiest of their next six games in a look like if you can't beat the bills this team they're talking with a team going like three in thirteen or twelve and they go out they beat San Francisco so their season has been pulled out of fire and saved. And I like to see the bears have just I didn't think it was gonna happen just because listening to Chicago. Have no faith in that team like is this team will never beat him I. I didn't really happen either because she ever just goes christening their new stadium it was on a sunny night got to go but I'll say yes. I picked I wrote a prediction piece for WG this year as always do in one of my prediction was secret is or not make the playoffs this year. I don't like the niners this year I don't think they're all that great. They're not world beaters but that the deck the deck was stacked against Chicago when that game for sure they still came out now that said. The jets have actually looked really good and I think you know Smith has looked really good to he's got a couple. Mistakes but he's a good. They go to should they go to the jets next week the jets can beat them this week to week league is the point you just never know. Injuries played a big part of it. I think there's a lot of ebbs and flows that go on through sixteen weeks you never know it's all about matchups so anything can really happened Chicago still to be in the mix when it's all said and done. In their division I think. You know may be a game or two away. At the end they make the playoffs or whatever Cisco will be. You never know in this league the angle look at San Diego's last year last year San Diego team they won nine lost seven. Out of the seven games they lost. All very close games they lost one game by 101 game by eight the rest of them all 56 or less points eight. This is team that yet they lost seven games last year. But they never ever were out of a blown out there are very good team and they're gonna command units can be a close game this is gonna be probably three or four point game most either way. They play the Broncos division so it's automatically playing for second place and Kansas City was in that division they had great lucky seasons all I'm so you like. There are you know they were in tough divisional this year there might actually win that they'll Bobby you're next up on not WG are mourning Bobby. Morning guys. To no good. Last week. In in Seattle Seattle that. Deliberately wants. I think this week the bulk of the post import triple currency to a ball forty aren't post secondary it because it. I've got a question you guys well ego. Pull all this other occasional nearly earlier. They only sacked him because he's great at getting rid of it they should not blitz him because he blitz him he's still gonna get rid of it and you're wasting a guy. So the immediate pressure with the front four. That's why wasn't they got pressure but he gets rid of it all the time. Okay relevant to see how good secondary that's. All okay now albeit with a two minutes to go in the game you feel more apple watching these first more competent in the bill holding the lead with two of the Org EJ Manuel bringing up the open. Court. The winning the war. question about it my answer is always I'd rather be winning always I agree yeah I just atrocities are rather be winning. Then trying to get the lead I'd rather. like coach high school football I'd rather be people say would you rather be. The team that's on defense when someone's going for to you now the team on offense going for you to win. Ready team on defense I have believed I I already have delete. They make one mistake I win the game. And I'd rather be a defense in basketball final possession that's not. Always the way that I feel I mean there are games where it feels like Webber has the ball last is gonna win and that's true sometimes you know it. They're being you know if your quarterbacks Peyton Manning. It's a pretty good about paid Aaron Rodgers had two pretty good about that I'd Rogers over the Packers defense or breeze over the saints defense. But. With bills team I'll take the lead and try to protected and I feel that they didn't overtime right they. It multiple times against the bears they held them to a field goal and overtime. There's got the ball first Eagles held them. ball back and on the game. So. Let's look at the team defense so far through two weeks OK because. a good job against. Other teams run games. Total net yards obviously legacy that can be skewed. Net yards rushing the have yet to allow ninety yards. By the opponent and he played Matt Forte and a Miami Dolphins team that really want to try on the although they were forced to do some different things that All in both games they got a double digit lead going into the second well nine points against the dolphins have 710 points against the bears so. And I mean average gain. On the ground four point virtually in Chicago not great that's for sure three point eight against Miami so good get mean that they're doing a nice job against the run. Industrial fifth you'll get Richard quickly rich good morning on the VCR. Good morning Gary era. I think for re liking it's far too early to it'll be written note even after this week. I think that our defense can be competitive against this football scene. There's a huge difference between Ryan and they'll install whoever's. I think that the either McCain aides are awful lot. We need to keep river out steal a look like air defense and hope there no. We call about we don't first down to people control the ball in a position where we don't do well in the right now. Equal to that field all day ethnic group Extra Shaq pack heat it's eating meat is about war. The red zone woes in all I heard manuals say and this is a good bite and I won't argue it too much that were visited his game organ and eight touchdowns is that a few goals my answer is. Maybe. Maybe a lot like you didn't against the dolphins to get touchdowns. And you won by nineteen. Well I could do that against San Diego. Maybe you well the don't know what you're gonna need until the games here so now about the red zone because I think 50% of the problem quotes problem. Was that they were playing for field goals because they were just Kruger cruise control is like. Pocket not driving faster like. I'm on schedule I don't need to drive faster and I'm not I'm not gonna be late for my meeting outline but he could get their faster I could. But I don't need to so I'm not gonna worry about it that's how I feel about the offense I. I've seen some criticism obviously of play calling in the red zone I get you know. Listen you could pick apart a play here play there should they run up made theirs they do this. Howard may be you yesterday that a great point. One play they called was a great play call it just didn't work why it was wide open in the middle field. The data Hackett called a great playwright there but they didn't execute it so sometimes your red zone. Efficiency and is due to the quarterback where the receiver the running back profit of simply making mistake. Played it was call that is absolutely going to work and design perfectly against that defense sometimes you can argue that maybe the play call should have been better. I think all of that is part of the process. 8030550. To join us Gerry up about chippy cards here on WGR when he returned. How your phone is going to tell you who you are if you have a certain kind of phone talks minute.

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    is understanding it. It has to take a stronger role Ray Rice. Adrian Peterson all the stuff going on right now what happened years ago and he was suspended and he served his time and he came back packets and the league. Reduced that suspension they shortened his suspension and they came back in the league. So eight we didn't mention it. Being. It's not relevant in this discussion because it was years ago. It's not current in the discussion it's also that the discussion has changed post Ben Roethlisberger . Roethlisberger. Should we go through the cases and what he was accused of doing and what happened with -- signed affidavits said.
    ever a I don't know if he was in the case of Adrian Peterson this is what is interesting to me about the whole thing and how the process will play out. He is guilty he did it. What's the trial about the trials to decide the definition of child abuse because he did it. Soul I don't know how the law interpret that well that's okay you -- the interpretation of Texas law and continue. Get a lead on that because a lot of times that's what happens in these cases Donte' Stallworth goes no contest write any. They sell or voluntarily accepts eight felony charge. Or what happened with him what does Adrian Peterson -- You got players got Reggie Bush saying that he doesn't believe Peterson did anything wrong and said that he will harshly disciplined his daughter when the time comes.
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-- soured and Jeremy happy after Election Day Dario. Hey guys are you don't did you did you make it all night into the post game show last night -- to doze off at around 1030 wondering what happened in Virginia Florida and Ohio like -- a sort of saw how it was -- and so I decided noticeably. And they could still see everything you need to this morning anyway after it. On -- Russ I'm depressed you got to cheer me up this. You can try to cheer me up to the left -- up -- Well I do have some suggestion but I know that's gonna -- -- and I. I'm sure you guys do you know we start with that you know you're the CEO our rights that we get we get this phone call. And I will relate to you and it's not one person is just the typical. Let's say this vocal take the CE LYK you fire fill in the blank guy right so you are CEO right what can you do. Well I think one of the things that it is interest in women when it comes of that and I know you guys are aware. How different teams are structured and and I think where you'll find many teams in the NFL are structured very similar to how we are. And that's you know as a CEO my responsibility. Is to the organization of business administration. In really the day to day operation. And obviously our report directly to mr. Wilson. The general manager. Also reports body were also reports. Mr. Wilson in he's in charge of the football operation. The 53 man rosters and coaching staff. And everything related to personnel. And in our structures very similar to if you look at our division. The jets with mark Tannenbaum is in general manager in -- -- the president. The dolphins might diss the president. -- wireless general manager in their structure to -- the same way because the football operation reports -- to the owner and and that's how we're structured currently. And and that's how we run our business and I think that if you looked cross leave its majority a majority -- clubs do. In the business side go to the elements in the football I just kill us -- all due respect sir. Well you know it goes hand in hand and we certainly. You know mr. Wilson has a great pulse on the organization he always has you know I've reported mr. Wilson for sixteen years I've been here. And he's very focused on I'm every element of the business. And and it's always really we've always been structured that way guys. With the exception when Tom Donahoe was in charge back when Jumbo it was a GM and I ran the business suit it was a very similar to how we do now. You'll like this is a better. The setup is that most of the league has it set up this way you think yeah I mean if you look at it you know even in Houston last reported play their their structured exactly the same we are and you know really when you know we talked a lot about this you know a few years ago when. There was a clamoring to have a football general manager here NH actually guys at that time. The structure was very similar to how it is now. They -- ran the business but. And Tom motor was running in the draft and in running all personnel on which our guy. The only difference that was you know coach Ron also directly reported to me owner. And and now we have body in here who does that handles everything and the football sides so. You know obviously. Where we we all know we're not where we wanna be you know Ryan and you know I'm very upfront with you guys about that whether fans. Feel the pain that everyone here in the organization does this is this is no fun. You know to be sitting here at the halfway point in the position that -- but all you can do is buckle up your bootstraps and and fight for the last eight games -- and hopefully have a different outcome that's that's what we're focused. Russ Brandon Willis here on WGR Russell asked about mr. -- a little bit that this week. Bud Adams came out and basically read the riot act everybody in Tennessee. And the owner in Jacksonville came out and and and -- did something like that you know to the fans that they were gonna get this done gonna work are gonna fix this. And I don't know what you can or can't tell me I mean I don't coaches are vague about injuries -- merger with CEOs will say about on yourself but. You know we we haven't. I don't think we've seen a public appearance of mr. Wilson perhaps since the hall of fame. Ceremony. Is he okay it. Is -- on top of the organization is what I mean. Is very much on top of the organization Howard you know I talked mr. Wilson all the time it's not every day body talks to him every day. You -- converse is with him much during the course of the week. He's he's very involved up to speed on everything. And you know in that same really it is the same position and I've always been since I've been here in the organization he's very involved. I guess and I don't know how much -- it would really accomplished I guess some I'm wondering like you know. If I can hear a statement or something from the owner he's I would assuming I coaching and the other day said he's not happy but I guess side. I wanna hear kind of like a Bud -- like put everybody on notice. Well you know as you guys know mr. Wilson very passionate about this football team and and he's is in slight chance said you know he's not happy and then. And understandably so. But we else you know our our focuses on the next week. And in the you know how coaches were coming we have they go from one week to the next and that's how they have to bear to live in Mexico owned. And you know obviously as a CEO of the club I'm well aware of what's being said out in the marketplace and and the fans are upset the media is upset. But you need you everyone needs to know that everyone that works over here is equally as upset. Because you know that this is not wider in the business here in the business to win games. And it's been far too long. We made a lot of investments coming in this year not only would bring in Mario Mark Anderson which is well documented. But trying to keep the core this team together with all the signings that we made. During the season last year and as we entered free agency and obviously keep and a guy like Stevie Johnson. How do you sell tickets she said you'd you know your your role is to worry about the business side you have a primetime game coming up. A week from tomorrow against the Miami Dolphins. First off. Is again going to be sold out I'm sure but he wants an awful to be blacked out or not. Well we're making significant progress and where and when you say how hard we sell tickets in -- we have a very large ticket office here who. Works at every day and -- we've had a lot of success over the past few weeks in selling tickets are not only the Miami game but to some of the games later in December. And been aware -- we've got about 2000 tickets left. But we're very confident that the game will be done and primetime Tuesday. How come music you've had a lot of success in recent weeks selling including the December games what do you oh that -- really it's really you know a combination of what our ticket office does but also. You know Howard it's our fans are unbelievable in the passion that they have. You know we work at every day but you can't get there if you don't have the fans have backed you up and we've been very fortunate and over the past decade is whose world document we've talked about maritimes. To be in the position that weren't. It's it's not easy and you know hopefully people some people in -- -- others it's doom and gloom out there. Have but some people understand the fact that were really. Our game out of out of first place if we win this weekend and there's a lot of holes -- if we go unless they came to the air -- you mentioned. Doom and gloom I mean -- let me backtrack for a gets it to that what kind of feedback do you personally get from fans and do you respond to emails phone calls letters. You respond all that stuff. I do I get a lot of feedback. You know whether I'm walking into the coffee shopper. In the local supermarket are really January -- especially in my kids' games. You know everyone has a comment but I will say that what amazes me is that is the most were fans are always you know hang in their positive. You know constructive feedback. Sometimes but you know we get everyone here. I get a lot of emails a lot of notes and in a lot of phone calls and and try to speak to everyone possible and our staff does as well. And you know there's a lot of times people just wanna. You know there one event and and I don't blame on one event I've -- better -- them. But everyone here one bills drive -- from our fans and you know -- and our customer service partner ticket office on and so forth -- you know we really work hard at that. I suppose you can't as the CEO -- but you can't have days we wonder if this is ever gonna end but do you ever have those day Israel like you are under a long time and you've seen some winning. But lately -- it hasn't been an idea that you wonder like when you're ever gonna get out of this cycle. Well you know I try to remain optimistic as well as everyone here and in the front office does. Because it's what we do. Is that difficult on Mondays after tough losses of course it is. But you know it's. Get ready for the next game. Putting on that don't show that we have to put on -- Ralph Wilson Stadium. You know that remains -- focus in as I've mentioned on her time as much of a fan is our fans are out there and and I sure we share and a disappointment. But I also. The don't think about the time when we can have this turned around have some sustained winning. Keep working too hard towards our goals and understand that there's no better place to work in the NFL the buffalo because -- passion -- fan base. And when that lights which goes on. And it goes to the way we all want to go -- nothing better. Russ Brandon bill CEO this course the bill to place Sunday in New England our coverage begins at 7 o'clock with pregame show is they take on the patriots. How do you guys handled it and when I think you guys I don't mean just. The business side at the football side the players the staff everybody around there it is. As you know -- it's bad and this is really depressing this week the Tennessee game I think started it. And and you know the questions about Spiller again six carries and all the stuff this week people are really going off the deep end and not about -- and play calling. When it when it gets this bad. With the negativity from the fans and the media how old does it affect the day to day life at one bills drive and hollow I guess. I don't players will say hey I don't listen to the shows and read the paper how do you guys make sure it doesn't negatively impact your football field performance when he gets as bad. Well -- -- question because. I I know you probably don't believe it but those guys really don't listen -- -- what John Edwards Greg never had a television so yeah that's on it and these guys and in our coaches as you know we get here in the dark and we leave in the dark. And our coaches are very insulated. You know and what they're trying to achieve. Players truly very few of them if any do listen. To the noise that's out there when it's going well also. You know it's very routine businesses you know. Now I will say. I will say I'm on the front office cited from media aside you know personal and his whole group. There's lesson of this stuff all the what can pass the message about getting the ball to sell our and I somebody should be less than tennis -- and headed guy who is in my role and all of our senior people here -- our staff of course we. We understand it hear it. You know I I hear a lot from fans so. I those -- tea conversations and dialogue but. You know coaches and players are so routine that they they're very focused on the task at hand. And that's really -- you go about it really the bunker mentality. Could you do me a favor. I don't know where your offices in proximity to chants both right next store right next door beautiful -- could write too down just a few times today. Walked by the front of you don't want I don't know a -- and you know is it just quickly like Heidi I mean not like really blatant runs you didn't like could I just keep going like if you plant. Now I think you guys very did them Monday we're trying to but he got he doesn't listen suffice. -- -- Well yeah -- record being a journalist in me there so god get me beat out those guys are mean there there -- so focused on what they do wanna. On a day to day basis and that's like we -- you know coaches coach and and GM's -- of the. Personnel but you know that's part of the frustration Iran not telling anything you don't know that's part of the frustration you know the fan base within a point. Fans will -- we're like Gregg Williams wasn't it for somebody and then it. You know picture Ron and Michael Larkin and it seems like this game. Like I thought it for me Russ it's really weird. I I think Jim's done a good job for the most part -- on these last three games on back to Arizona it seems like each week. Something happens or there's a philosophy that I disagree with I think. For a lot of people. In -- not gonna tell me yet you know you're right we're gonna fire again but for a lot of people Sunday this Spiller is an electric football player. And the fact that there were 57 offensive snaps and maybe your best single offensive weapon. Had six carries was like a breaking point for a lot of fans there's no question -- -- dispensing. Yet no I think that you know one of the things says is positive for you guys in the relationship that we all you know with with your group. Is that you get to directly have that dialogue we don't with the coach and with the champ. And it in and get answers from them and -- whether you agree with number you don't. In the -- you have. Some insight to write what they were thinking about so I think that is somewhat positive. I agree and you know what the sad thing is it's now turning into a negative but I agree with what she said the premise because. I made and I said maybe that's one of the reasons why I didn't have this feeling about -- the last two years because we didn't come on the show on Monday is now. When you have that one on one with them and we get an idea of how he feels about field goal attempts in two minute or two minute offense and you know. -- two point conversions and all these different things now you hear it first and the like I don't agree with this this and this and I'd like changes your judgment on somebody. What at this point -- three and five and I know you guys as -- and organization a look at say hey you're still -- it in eastern in the playoff picture what positives. Do you think the football side can try and build on -- -- tries to keep the -- from mope around a feeling sorry for themselves what positives do you think he's trying to build on this well. You know that's -- -- things you just mention it is the one thing that gives you hope and some determination movement forward is being in this building and seeing. Our players go about their business. There hasn't been any had dropping from opening within the organization. Have been very pleased just to see the focus of these guys have. The belief that they that they have. And and that's what we don't know we talked about this last week and that really comes on the leadership among some of the veterans. Knowing that you know when you look back at how the NFL structured. And you look at. You know team like the giants last year -- Six and seven or wherever there were a player away from being out the playoffs and and then next thing you know they're in the playoffs and and they go on obviously when the Super Bowl but. No one that. You're still in it until someone tells you are viewed -- your mathematically eliminated. And we know that these last eight games need to be far. Far better than our first day. I we'll have a cup men's lesson with the update portion of our weekly segment with you what's going -- what Toronto. Same same story haven't a move forward haven't been up in the marketplace. -- too busy down here so hopefully here in the next few weeks be up there and try to wrap that up. So you still talking -- yet nothing's finalized with the guys you know there's violence at this point but you are still anticipating an agreement what we do anticipated -- -- and we've made some good progress. You know over. The last month or so. But we have nothing to report on on a new deal. You had mentioned last time we talk that the about this extensively with you about the number of games it would be played is it still. More one regular season home game or is there a possibility of multiple regular season home games up there on the same calendar year. I'm pretty confident on the that the focus of the -- Agreement will be very similar to how it is now of -- -- still. And again we've had good progress but we've also been. Very aware acutely aware of the issues that are going on downstate -- and and that of course music either focus right now and and no we're gonna let that be the focus -- for the time may dip well stated no reason to push that -- it is not in the big scheme of things that those leases. Not important compared to what your status dealing with -- for an agreement tomorrow. -- -- is always for your time good luck on Sunday I forgot to mention this are you going to watch the Syracuse game on the ship. A second -- going to -- -- -- -- -- that's right now I'm in Germany and hired them tickets I thought they could fly out and I think I have a seat on the deck of the history you know. Net net actually intervene are going out and and we're gonna check -- on nine it's generally something out right in the news it is something that you are -- veteran they're kind of busy -- you know -- Not once analyst Howard cocoa and you -- I was going I'm just trying to hit little levity with my viewing mode right after that event at a thanks guys thanks trust doctors in Russell Brand bill CEO joining this year.