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There's terrible and we're all leaving. -- all leaving today. The last straw. -- been watching Matthew collar her brother Howard talked to Matthew collar over the phone like in the movies -- someone tries to land the. Like he was just tell me that is how -- in the plant like not letting them and try to get it keep it in the air keep it from scratch and basically yeah. -- Matthew was stuck in a -- come -- and he's just coming in and out. Yeah it's it's that kind of a morning when leaving right. The so you know we can't all -- all going all leave as soon as the weather lifts. Which is never social for the bulldogs idea that that was a good one yeah I mean it's let's be honest it's a bit much at this point it has been the worst winter. Why wasn't here for the the blizzard of 77 the last four mono but there's like this is the coldest winter since then. We've already got like almost fifteen inches more snow than we did a year ago at this time. It's is that and the roads -- -- out there it is yet blowing it is drifting its snowing it's real I have the shortest commute of anybody in our our building. And I mean I've literally in good weather like at six minute commute. And it was bad for me driving in and I wasn't unlike the young men over the threw away your. You know 33 any of the big grocery driving at a faster rate than you are on side streets and it was it was that come and intermediate court of 5 this morning it was really that CO. Joke here pop right at the streets are perfectly clear because you can't park overnight but they're not allowed out police -- at the and we were not on the streets overnight. You are. I asked him -- it that I stopped watching the forecast or was this not forecast though you know what I was thinking about that. I didn't want I stopped watching the forecast I woke up this morning it looked outside I thought. Now what. That America had no idea was -- -- It is so it -- -- to look at the forecast but you know what so the first thing I thought of this morning was. We had -- Ideally less time -- all the cars up leveled -- -- and the very the second unclear in my car off this morning the what the second thought was. Part of it's -- in New York. Why because of the Super Bowl all right right I mean I came out I looked at our weather and immediately thought. Was about -- New York for the super ball against the forecast for scattered showers and it's not that bad actually and disposed of any snow during the week. It's really cold today it looked it up into the mid to upper thirties by the end of the -- it's sunny skies in the forecast in New York. Game -- now talking without making a high of 38 law of 25. With a 20% chance of precipitation to really doesn't look bad at all for the for the Super -- Well that year along this going to last. Realizes that stance may be open because I day's -- through with. At a dead stop it at certain points against. Yeah it was a good night. But there were a lot of trucks going morning miles -- -- Yes so look if -- if you're headed out this morning. You know leave extra time because it's the driving is not exactly yeah. Good stay home you can. Schools are open as far as we can tell that there was what you think the amazing lecture worthless I think closed and bad schools -- -- you know they -- -- -- -- days here. It's -- out I've got. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I've got the weather fatigue Saturday I drove back and forth alrighty with Niagara and driving back and forth in a blizzard so there's a blizzard on Saturday night. There's a blizzard on Monday today the ones the next one. Wednesday. Thursday I stop look and we -- four -- a week now. To me it's. Not we'll get to Jim Schwartz with the -- have a new defensive coordinator but it's. It's the kind of winter where it just seems to like snow and entry to every day I could never stops and you get a fresh a fresh starting today and tomorrow and like eight to ten inches. But like -- said half an inch here an -- there today it's supposed to be I don't know one to three inches and it's not supposed to be a lot of snow which slows everything. And it you know it was 46 the other day and I thought this is gorgeous. There's the offset that it's about 22 right now so appear upset about the snow you can at least take heart that it's not. You degrees outside could be worth if it's not a blizzard the polar vortex. Back and forth. It's just it's just really bad driving conditions can gyms sports. Get rid of snow. -- stop the run Kenny stop winter openings. This -- is -- I'd rather I don't think he was successful at stopping it in Detroit rather stop -- to stop the run you're better at stopping winter in Nashville but I don't know because of and as effect that it in Detroit. Thought about him for it thwarts right Schwartz has -- pretty sure it announced Swartz voice heard of -- critical Schwartz. But what looks like the but I mean I've liked watching Lionsgate I don't know the announces calling him Swartz. I saw that it was from oil to ask him we don't have to turn into a Linas -- writes. And sent -- a terrorist situation is -- the overall date that he changed that probably changed it Boca and I thought it was Schwartz Jim Schwartz is he good. They used the line from baseball's ultimate Schwartz be with. Arguably the bills haven't put a headline like that obviously are good -- Yeah I think he's good enough to got a head coaching job yeah which means you are. Which was based on his defense coordinator work which -- -- to some degree you have to be successful people. At least one management. Thought that you were good enough to be a coach so it's something he's. How much different does that make him the Mike -- like that got a job based out of the roles that offensive coordinator though. I would stated Jim Schwartz in Mike Patton are fairly close together. I would say you know again -- I. I'm okay with a guy kids I mean I don't think it's like -- and knock your socks off movement it's a good that they got a qualified a good experience qualified defense of coordinator who had some success in Tennessee. For people who you know look at. -- not bloodlines but whatever who you work for you work with Jeff Fisher who's been a successful NFL coach back. Sixty to Gregg Williams of the takeovers to beat that score and job here. But he had success in Tennessee with those defenses. He's even worked for bill ballot check of course she was on the coaching staff and Cleveland but he was -- a scout a pro and college scouting Cleveland Belichick with the head coach there. And -- jackets that good things they over the years about him his defense -- work good in Tennessee I wouldn't say consistently great but usually very good against the run. Usually very good on third down. His defense is in Detroit weren't as good but -- did read a note in that was the Detroit Free Press that he got more involved with the defense this past season is finally here as head coach and this was the best season for the defense when he got more involved. So I think is that he's he certainly inexperienced guy they I think they wanted that the question is. You know systematically what's he gonna do with -- 43 guy that's -- they say he is that going to be an issue did does that change personnel at all. I don't know that he's as aggressive as Mike -- but will wait and see what he does. But I wanted to guy with some experience that wanted to guys had success as a defense -- coordinator he had success as a defensive coordinator with the Tennessee Titans so from that standpoint. It -- and the bills. It's funny you're damned if you do you're damned if you don't I saw some people complaining that it was eight it was too quick hire was a knee jerk reaction. And yet if you take too much time in interview committee candidates they'll tell you that you don't know what you're looking for -- -- you -- to do except he can't win. And clearly they had a guy in mind this happened facts. So my guess is dug around had done its homework. He had a some candidates in mind he had done is is it abuses research because they acted pretty fast getting Jim Schwartz or Schwartz under contract -- defense coordinators. Let's go let's move on with -- does contingency plan in place means you're prepared pretty good thing. Now let's go figure out if you can keep Gerris burden whether or not and -- with -- one of the things that need to figure out as. What about the staff. You know always are all the guys leaving. There's a report from Ian Rapoport that the bills have a deadline today at some point Jim -- to that yet to Cleveland all if they conducted Jim O'Neill. So we'll see what happens with the staff and then I got to figure out is this guy which in the deepest to a full time fourth -- and that's the case to the bills have to Alter their personnel. Is that can impact free agency in the draft now. -- my my design help in the often. Right changes continue yet but they are they random you know 3443 hybrid out so I don't know that that big -- deal. The linebackers might go through some changes -- probably expected that anyway you might just a little more focused on which direction to take them. Linebacker in the first round is something that we've all thought could be possible. And who knows what Dutch and Schwartzel who wants for his defense or don't morons gonna say eight you've got a second round pick and I've got to -- for -- That's right and I wouldn't you yeah I would not change my philosophy of of addressing the offense and they're the big receiver. The tide and whatever you wanted to. But doesn't matter either one of those guys is fun I would not change my my my approach to the top of the drafts in the first round. Because of of possible changes on the defensive side of the football and it is a good amount of talent on the defensive side of the football I think you have to upgrade the offensive side the other thing about it is when the bills announced the higher -- They've put out a press release the some facts on him it was musical -- promotional stuff. And also the numbers about. His his run defenses. Do you believe it's really important to be able to stop the run to be in the top fifteen league when it comes to stopping the run. It is important to stop the run it's more important to give up points so I think if elected all of the stats -- -- and Schwartz. Can -- can someone tell -- a short -- gonna or Jim. I read an article about him in the it was an old New York Times article. You guys you got analytics got to -- you guys would find that -- night. I I -- Chris and Mike because. The story referenced the the fact that he sat down -- statement errant shots from football outsiders who was on a regular basis for Mike and Chris during football season. And he's he's really in the stats and really into the analytic side of things and and breaking down the numbers to see exactly what you can you know what they mean so. But anyway in that article they talked about run defense at all stuff and he said and Schwartz said it's all about points. You know you've got to be one of the best defense is in terms of least points allowed so I looked at the numbers and yet he's had his defense is in Tennessee. Where our top. Let's say six. Against the run and five the eight years one year they led the league in run defense but as he said. Thought about points you get points not given up point she could. You -- have a team run not for eighty yards on the drive but if you take the ball away -- shut them down at the end and who cares how many yards of -- can be deceiving. It's about how many points you give up the defense. Well it's goes in teams or worse than the bills. Rushing defense once yards per carry New England. Kansas City Indianapolis San Diego New Orleans. Green Bay Dallas Atlanta and Chicago. Both the teams that had a worst run defense in terms of yards per carry what do you have an -- I think they were all better than the bills except for the falcons may be right. Cowboys Packers bears saints chart they're all we have sat lefties and their project you sure do that gave the colts -- the chargers in the chiefs and patriots four teams the FC. Where while the bills start stopping the run better there. Does that make a difference passing those teams and if I look at the bottom of the league. -- atop the best teams in the league in stopping the run in the top five. The jets the rams cardinals they're good Eagles giants. Ravens. Seahawks in niners know rounding up that Oakland Denver Cleveland. Again bring Cleveland have the same number when it comes to stopping Iran -- Stanford team like -- the race here will stop the -- might -- because Peyton Manning puts up what. Fifty points in the opposition stops running the football so it's not a lot of yards against you they're not running downhill with a lead. It's going to be well timed event in the run and get on other things though. As much as I -- like a -- whether it's a good solid name movies got respect around the league as a bright young mind you mention a point about you know talking when Eric Johnson analytic stuff like that lets all important to me. Touting their run numbers. Analysts say it's kind of like if you told me that he is. I don't know if they can have a different sport what what do I might have as good -- it just it doesn't mean a lot to me to be able to stop the wrong. You right in there probably isn't one step that would be off the page and say. In of this is this guy knows what he's doing because it's also personnel based already have a Detroit it's pretty good defensive lineman. Outside of that. You know what they haven't Detroit red. They'll -- everything that's -- like the bills their defensive line has been stacked and they got good. Results from that including some suspensions for of course and -- called soup but they've had good results from the offensive line. When he's in Tennessee and they're stopping Iran what does Tennessee have great front seven we knew that. And back geez what will who played linebacker back and -- it was a Eddie Robinson -- You back to Gregg Williams the latest Keith Bulluck was comment on that is the middle linebacker. That Albert Haynesworth I think he was -- -- Schwartz was there -- defense will be there for -- cursor after that made me think -- was -- I don't but he -- I don't know he carried -- he was there for sure -- Gregg Williams was there. Well but here's the other thing to -- If you look at the different done different guys have have defense is that a strong at certain things okay his run deep in Tennessee was. The bills' run defense statistically wasn't good but there were second interception that was second in sacks. To me I guess I said at the end of the day if the bills the bills defense this year was still bad against the running in the -- that 28 stopping the run. But if the bills had better quarterback play. And had a more consistent offense they would have won more games they would have had a better record it would have been in contention. May be made the playoffs but at least in contention contention for a playoff spot. We wouldn't be sitting here talking about well the run defense kill the bill that's why I think you can you can get. Carried away with certain statistics yeah I think it is important stop you -- team just rushing you don't just give -- 150 to 200 rushing yards every game and never get off the football field. But the bills. Run defense was bad and yet if they had a better offense they -- they would have been contending. For a wild card playoff spot even with the 28 ranked run defense that it is they didn't go. Six in ten. Because they had the 28 ranked run defense that gave up some big run plays they certainly gifted to clean that up but that's not why they had the -- They had the record they had because they had a lot of injuries at quarterback the quarterback position wasn't consistent enough they're offense was still down near the bottom of the pack and some of the statistical categories. But the defense this that the the run defense. It's not what cost this team point thirteen seasons so if they were better on one side of the ball we would've been you know worried about the run defense they still. Would have been fine because it it -- -- pressure the quarterback that took the ball away that third down defense is better the reds. They were better in so many areas that the run defense didn't kill this team. So yeah -- you know what it's all about you know don't give up more than 21 points -- over the magic number is 2124. Somewhere there. Just don't give up X number of points keep your profits just when the football game four. I like the fact that got a guy with experience like the fact they got a guy who had a successful record. As a defense -- coordinator with the Tennessee Titans he bombed as head coach but I was our thing about this last not a response through a list. I didn't finish all my research dollars trying to come up without a list of guys who work. Failures as head coaches. -- good defensive coordinators. And you know the guy who was here. Gregg Williams is one he was a good defensive coordinator in Tennessee was a bad head coach. Romeo Crennel was a good defense of coordinator and he bombed as a head coach Steve Spagnuolo Leslie -- Frazier Mike Nolan. Dick Jauron. Dom Capers Dave McGinnis Jim -- all these guys were or still are. And successful NFL defensive coordinators and all of them had well below 500 NFL records as coaches. So if you get a call and -- guys he was 29 and 51 in Detroit we got -- loser. He was a good defense of coordinator in Tennessee he's not the head coach of the bills. He's in charge of running the defense and his track record on that in Tennessee. Was fine so this I don't get caught up in the fact that he was he he you know he bonds that coach in Detroit now being asked to do that culture to run the defense. -- -- come down to big place. If you're looking at the best on team in league it's San Francisco with being -- the top five Rollins. Of twenty yards or more Seattle gave up six San Diego when it's not a bad run defense. Only gave up six the angles six LC consistently good teams don't give a lot of big runs. The bills last in the league you have nineteen runs of twenty or more. So maybe that's what laws might find a way to the deals weren't good at that they they gave up back -- more big run plays and any team in the NFL right. So maybe that's the key is just cut down a couple of those plays you could you have to be great I mean run defense but. It's the place offensively that they probably like to improve mean. McCain to rock rushing the passer turning the ball over all those other things they were good. So this is there one Achilles -- appear on defense which is why they probably want in on the higher and point out that hey this guys go to the thing that we are not good now that's important. That means. So Jim Schwartz gets the job. I've got the official pronunciation. Yeah. We're. I -- I am -- on a case right now when we have them on the show. That no you can't reference it. I wouldn't him it's got to be -- all right you think someone's brought that up -- them good -- times. I thought were killed and reference based so many times that I've met easily hi I thought and even tired of people saying. So how many times have you heard that now I would I would bring it up with him however I. Suggest this. Any time the defense takes field. Played at at the stadium instead of you know the train whistle on the train whistles on third down I think is -- Play that the defense comes on the field -- And out over the loudspeaker Matthew fired up defense walks out on the field and what do they play at Ralph Wilson Stadium. -- the sound of the buffalo heard a rumbling through in. And put little music that he's cool uncle. When you get a little cent they wouldn't it someplace like. Yeah and me see if that Buffalo Bills the outcome of the may the Schwartz be with UT I thought the headline -- Buffalo Bills like Tom was space balls H. The wrong with that I know it's great movie. Today go with may the Schwartz be with you and nobody would be may the Schwartz be with us because it was the bills headline. Like I thought I saw us baseball's the kind of headline. But maybe. When -- when I talked to all of you about the new defense of coordinator for the bills phone lines are open and you know. Take a couple of minutes to give -- a call before you go clean up your car. And and deal with the elements outside 8030550. To join us are told -- numbers 888550. To 550. And we wanna hear from you this morning we'll keep you updated on the weather and we do now see any at least on Twitter concede that some school closings are coming in as well. So we'll get to that list our sister station WDN dot com keep you updated on that. And it does appear that a number of schools now in west New York are closed. As it should be -- it today in those days they should be you know. Yeah it's weird because it's not understand the closing when it's cold it's you don't wanna be a drive and you know you bosses don't people out driving. I'm Italian now again I. It's an hour and a half -- I came in. But I is that I have a really short commute here and -- Vicious you know is it the roads are snow covered so that they're the driving isn't very good but snow is coming down in the blowing snow in the drifting snow in the visibility is limited. And it was just was not it was it was a really difficult drive going in so -- headed out to work at this time to leave a lot of extra time and really take it slow okay. And yet makes it it does make a lot of sense like look at that list coming out of the the first it was that on Saturday. Saturday out of nowhere was it mini blizzard where if you try to go anywhere it was really bad elements that are making up your -- on Saturday. And I mentioned that I drove so Rochus the throw away it was all yeah yeah. We we made an executive decision to knock on door we're gonna go up to a movie we stayed home and we did on demand with captain Phillips. Good idea it's good -- -- good ideas they only have we reached the deal with it this way on Saturday it was so bad I was even doing -- Matthew -- -- -- on the driving today. And at the -- to drive -- just guessing them. And when you don't have the -- and you have to -- -- basically measuring that's nice morning to look like I'm fifteen yards away from the mile markers here because that's known for as I did the roll down the windows like you know -- left and see how close science it -- that's what an asset. I I'm I'm not complaining because I have the easiest commute but even this morning. I have no I'm pretty sure I was driving in the middle of the two lanes crossed over because I'm just I'm looking for tracks. And at at that hour there aren't a lot of cars on the road but I and I'm like forget. I think I'm left I think it too far right I just followed the track temperature -- just right in the middle of two lanes and then you convince yourself OK -- found my spot. And then it blows across in -- that was. Some schools are closed and some are delayed. For a couple of hours. WB and dot com it's where you go for the complete list actually let me just -- real -- -- -- a long list as at this point. Altman has two hour delay -- two hour delay same thing for barker and Byron version. The -- public schools are closed East Aurora delayed for 2 hours -- central closed Holland's central two hour delay. Europe or central to our delay Lancaster is closed -- essential to our delay new -- two hour -- Orchard Park is closed. Pioneer two hour delay Roy -- two hour delay silver creek two hour delay. Saint Francis is close Saint Mary's is closed. Warsaw two hour -- west Seneca schools are closed. Westfield two hour delay Wilson and Wyoming also to our demise can go to WBN dot com they got the there there -- AM. Matured at the -- I think there's a winter weather advisory in effect. Get all the weather details they've got all the closings at WB and dot com so if you wanna check it out and they obviously connect keep you up to date right to the moment on the closings and all that stuff. All right. Me get Colin here we'll get started on you know football talk and we ought to do today we get the whole like this admirable thing going on and -- bills with the coordinator hire a couple of NHL outdoor games this weekend so they get to this morning Brian you're on WGR go right ahead. Hey guys. -- the fire. Because. Well how do you plan and execute -- plan and it looked at -- that typical of what is the fact it went outside -- order they. You got it -- the -- -- by a guy and I it deliberately and not let that. You know a little early technical is let. What he does is it short -- that you look at the typically dealt a 12 oh yeah -- the rock every year. I picked an apple and let. It. And that they'll really get playoff football do you think that they eat -- big -- that the parity. Is all linebacker all the luck play. If I ever looked at that -- the Havoc would that quietly that would eat those. But it. I think one thing that they -- you look they're -- well why they don't think the plan out to support that reality or city. In the thought that. In a quicker -- that on. Like -- you reflect the later. I think oh well so I do think that you know block of 14130. Or forty Arctic. You decked out there anything that sounds a little bit. I think you'll be better we'll all these horses that. While you look at his Tennessee teams Brad thanks -- -- the numbers is his he was said defense recorded -- tight for eight years -- 01 threw away. I think over the eight year average was about a 103 yards a game they gave up. So you don't even after being in the nineties you if you get into like -- low one hundreds I think you'd be fine but it but your point about the physical reality. If that the problem with the run defense that you're gonna bring up over pursuit that's not. Lack of physicality that's guys being too aggressive that's guys not maintaining their responsibility and sometimes they did. They were over aggressive and he did over pursue and got beat by cutbacks that that has to me that's not fit to calorie that's just your debt you're overdoing it or misdiagnosed in the -- I didn't look at the bills sure there were times linebackers got blocked out and guys got big runs on the play. But if if the main issue if they over overplayed certain things to me that doesn't point to fit the Cali and that's just the guy. It's that the got blown the play -- misreading it art or just too anxious to try and make a plank it's up at a position on. 8030550. To join us. We get chipped it the weather keep you updated on the closings again WV EN dot com for that column today by the -- talk a little bit more about Jim Schwartz and where he's been before. Will talk to David Burke hit from the Detroit Free Press talk about the -- time in Detroit but also talked Q Jim -- it from the Tennessean down in Nashville. -- about Jim Schwartz is -- recorded with the titans bills safety -- and join us around 9:15 this morning as well his reaction. My -- leaving and Jim Schwartz coming and we wanna talk to you we have lines open 8030515. To join us. What -- think the higher of the new defensive coordinator. And we'll talk about this morning here on WG. No matter what's on your mind belongs on WGR Weiner line eat for 30234. Do you buy the premier group wine made easy WGR. Sports Radio 550. -- -- -- here for driver heating and -- Area ever really important with this which were having old it is all the time to make sure everything's working properly with your furnace or you're boiler if you've got a problem. You can find out what it is today thinks -- driver heating their very special offer. 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I forgot the games on Saturday I forgot the game was -- Sabres held that the that the outdoor all right and the sabres game was not a DVR it that's the -- and I were going out to a movie like DVR the sabres game we took a look outside it's snowing it's called -- let's they'll. So we'll watch captain Phillips so got done with captain Phillips around 0930. And 10 o'clock whatever. It was gone for a weekend on AMC's oh well I kept watch and all the godfathers. They play the op -- watch you know NHL network -- -- that I turned it on during cases performance. Would like to watch USC marching which can -- and. It's a miracle I didn't turn and you -- I left the room and came back in the game returned. You know what I enjoyed -- go -- -- -- if you're gonna do it in LA you make it as ridiculous as possible Tom Arnold showed up. -- is there there like a hundred. Jeremy Jeremy Roenick dressed like he just walked out of the strip club that it was fantastic. It just didn't got to throw all the -- everything everything he's followed all our red yellow dog on the field was that misty may trainer was there probably from China offshore. It was very California obviously exact -- is that I I only saw the highlights on Sunday I didn't watch any of it now and and then I tune didn't. At 12:30 am I knew the game was being a Yankee Stadium I forgot about the LA game -- East Coast -- they get that. But I -- at 1230 and there's my camera saying we have a delay it's sunny. There's glare on the ice and they had a one hour delay the start -- around a little after 130 so. And that I haven't DVR ecumenical you can play hockey so I didn't see I saw a few minutes of that game didn't see anything from the LA game. The problem is it's just these games they were an appointment television. Classic is everything stops its New Year's Day your home. You're hanging out watching TV it's perfect the league shuts down there's nothing else and there is any other game going up against the winter classic. Saturday the road game but I mean hockey Saturday night it was a regular hockey schedule you know just it's not it's not a special occasion as the winner. I thought Yankee Stadium -- a great idea considering it's the global but it's up against and the first football Sunday a long time. So that's a well placed game my guess is the rating will be satisfactory. By NHL standards. But yeah I agree. It is what it is -- By the Edmonton won last night Howard so that's good news. That is good news so that that helps the sabres were -- their chances of finishing with the worst overall record -- 7% with that Edmonton went. I've got a number on the Buffalo Sabres that even. IE win walls. Two numbers on the sabres. Walls. You ready for it because they played Saturday and they beat Columbus. Which is if you watched the game hilarious because Columbus absolutely dominated them. And they beat Columbus so their goalie kind of killed them yes they're goalie kill them all the sabres goalie was fantastic as he normally is. -- stats on the sabres. Won. Buffalo has had the lead. For 228. Minutes of five on five play. This is the entire season yes. That is less than half of any other team that's like four games less and less than four games. Less than half of any other team. -- -- -- for 248 minutes of five on five play less than half of any other team. That's one the other numbers this there are five teams. In the league the one they are down a gold do not carry the play. That means you know when they do though. Puck possession numbers if you're winning it you might not carry the play -- protecting you back off of it so when you're losing you go on the attack right yeah there are five teams that do not carry the play when they're down a -- sabres -- Oilers canes and predators. Of the five teams so they don't carry the play when they're down at all. And they have. Less than half. Of the number of minutes played with the league five on five. Ryan -- much saves on Saturday and they beat Columbus so that seems to be the recipe this year Ryan Miller there're -- Hot rumor today hot rumor is that -- being traded soon. I will say that I will be. Stunned. Shocked if he is traded before the Olympics. -- when I get out of dodge shocked if they treated for the. What are the chances they would be considering that because I've been it's certainly Olympics. I guess it's possible. Like if if you mixing tree and get hurt. Would you really. Any reasonable person actually be able to criticize the -- for not having seen it coming I'm sorry. It was really funny did you just say what any reasonable person and able to criticize -- lessons unreasonable people any reason -- person you're talking about a city. The previous GM was criticized for number of things including not having twelve defenseman racquet on a playoff threat those people are unreasonable and we don't listen about it as -- -- -- bring that up -- crazy reasonable. Is that it was funny to use it to be fair criticism. Mom no I think it's something you should take into account. There's only so much first -- -- a -- client probably will be might start I don't know. Get taken into account the idea if you wanted to -- if if Tim Murray it's a 100% he's trading Ryan Miller he knows he's gonna trade him. And he's got a an offer that he likes prior to the Olympics. I'd take the offer get it on don't screw around. I think -- taken account the possibility. I wouldn't rush to a trade and say I've got to get them off my hands by. February 7 and I gotta get him off my hands before the Olympic freeze for whatever anybody wants to give me I would do that that's not good business but if you got an offer you like. And and you're just worried about what the backlash that it just traded. You know the face of the franchise -- -- gonna play in the Olympics are one shining moment to watch Ryan Miller immediately the US for a to a metal I get that. But if you've got the right offer and -- and there's a team you like that it would take. Probably. So he's not playing for the sabres what is in the Olympics I'll deal -- I just don't you think it's likely they'll. It it's not the kind of thing you wanna do you would tell that he will talk after the after the Olympics the sabres could use this little bit of good PR Miller angle there make your organization looks somewhat. It by extension he still Buffalo Sabres player at -- there. Franchise as he's in the face their franchise and they are the worst team in league one way to look like less of a joke is to have a guy go to their represent. The US today -- I don't think you would. I don't think he would he would go over there to about making differences look good I think he will get a barrage of questions going. How bad that team in front -- -- Ryan holy macro you have an agreement here is team whatever the media and I don't I don't think I don't think he makes he would make the stretch it looked good. He reminds us how bad the team is in front of him. I don't think of the gets he's playing really well -- -- the good storyline comes but he does he doesn't make that doesn't it. If you -- -- -- -- when he gets back and all. How good Fred says attorney for the gold medal winning goalie elusive as he gets back everybody expects them to. That's already that's artist is -- doesn't his comic Francis look at his presence as a Saber on that roster doesn't reflect on this French I think they're gonna trick the guy I know. I know he was happy with. How good effect execute it and it reflects a good. Sizes that reflects well on the franchise you know we're talking about the -- should open up the arena. And and serve breakfast and we all watched team USA and Ryan Miller is not on the team you don't do that anymore. McGrath is out there route for US what's the point of watching right and Cameron for Bryant Miller and team USA and the idea that he might play in the game. Maybe it's Jonathan Quick maybe Miller wins that spot. I'd be stunned they treated him before we want -- that's not to say that I'm against it. Just due to assume. And I what are we would out of twelve days is on the until these things get started so -- -- Around the corner and and do it this soon I'd be very surprised. And that would probably sink them in the standings like stone because Miller on Saturday night was tremendous. They did not mean I got -- US it and not observed when they played horrendously. The shot -- through two periods were 6218. It actually ended as the workhorse -- Worst course he'd played game this year 62 to eighteen they appear on TV they showed minus 44 -- -- yes mine's 44 at the end of the game it was 9232. For shot -- yet. I'm part that is score facts exactly the -- get up by two or three and they backed off that set -- to worry about it as much right after two periods but it was the worst that the entire -- Through two periods that was at a Columbus walks out of again like I can't believe we did not when that team. They -- Brodsky as the wall he won seven games in a row before that and just forgot how to catch the plot entirely Matt Ellis is. Rosa backhander toward that that bounces in and full you know just throws on toward the -- that just goes and so. That is a bad game and they got pretty bad and it doesn't play well. Well I mean you -- drug test them. Right Bobrovsky gave up goals that you know I would give up I guess that Blue Jackets were playing musical the other night. 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Jim Schwartz wouldn't -- via the new defensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills you can share your thoughts on that 888550. To 550 again. What happens with the coaching staff for -- wait to -- The bills reportedly having a deadline today to decide what to do about Jim O'Neill the browns have asked permission to talk to those linebackers coach of that today. What happens to the rest of the staff the Schwartz wanna bring in some of his guys on the defensive staff how does this impact -- spurred. Schwartz wants to go full time 43 defense how does that impact the roster are free agency the draft these are all questions that remain. To be seen as far as the bills are concerned but. Got a guy -- experience he got a guy who had a successful. Ron as a defensive coordinator in Tennessee. So I think it's a good hire they were decisive got a guy I'm assuming they want it's it's that pretty fast. But I like -- fine it's it's it's a guy wanted to because -- experience and success great. 80305. It to join us 888550. To 515. I don't know if you saw over the weekend Richard Sherman spoke to the medium but the two teams arrived in New Jersey yesterday. And started the weeklong -- for the Super Bowl. They'll meet again in the media today tomorrow's the big media day act. The Prudential Center the doubles arena is where they're having media day this year proceed and do outside. And the Richard German story to this point. Isn't crazy. Now no it wasn't -- throughout America he said Thomas is a good receiver you look at the tape the tape speaks for itself which he used for the Crabtree explanation. But he was fine respectful. No big issues -- crazy statements -- -- a long conversation they did with him on. On sports that are he came up just fine there were no problems I don't these -- thought he's not crazy. And hopefully that the Richard -- story would just kind of go away after today or maybe tomorrow I would -- tomorrow -- who's seen -- since it's media day. And then hopefully it'll go away and they can talk about the weather or Peyton Manning. Whether or not Peyton Manning's wearing the glove is a big story now there's some other stuff we get to and and I think to Richard struggled -- the next -- to. The slippery ball soup -- the suitable loans. A story line because logo and all that market but you -- it's and they they -- a -- on Thursday about will Peyton Manning -- glove. In Denver when it was 63 and sunny outside. And at the AFC -- game you work so I don't know what the big deal is with that you know -- the logo on this on the ball right now I I -- because the Super -- that's making its makes the ball slippery and harder for the quarterback to throw. Russell Wilson spent time. Changing out balls every three throws basically that's what they do with some public you know rotating new ball and so it does it it's harder to throw he's been practicing. Changing every three throws every three plays with a new ball -- used to the fact that -- slicker ball when they keep changing the ball off considerable. Give out the show -- -- I'll compliment. As well as you are all like to give about his gets down we'll say they do in baseball right Andy you know take the ball out although they don't mean. -- really do that in today's final bottle that excelled in the World Series that think balls out of play and use more. And use a -- years ago with -- that two World Series guys I'm Mike talk about last year. Should not swing at it then that's with -- -- -- Fallon off first pitches in the stands supposed to take it. I didn't realize they switch the ball's out that much in the Super -- I'm I'm assuming its either. Gifts for corporate sponsors or something in -- film that we could put on their website to raise money for charity one would hope. 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