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Dolphins asst. lived through Bills-Miami rivalry

Posted by johnmurphyshow on December 18, 2013 – 2:30 pm

Former Bills first round draft pick Jeff Burris had his share of matchups with Miami, when he played cornerback with the Bills from 1994-1997.

Now, he gets to renew that rivalry, when he comes to Orchard Park this Sunday as a Dolphins Assistant Coach. Burris is in his first year with Miami as a Defensive Assistant, handling quality control with a focus on the defensive backfield. He appeared on The John Murphy Show Tuesday night, and talked about the glory days of the Bills-Dolphins rivalry.

“When you think about the rivalry between the two teams,” Burris said, “you think about classic games, Marino versus Kelly, those were games you want to sit down and watch. We definitely want to get it back to that realm. I know Coach Marrone has done a great job in building his football team. And Coach Philbin has done a fantastic job with our team. We’re trying to get back on top of the AFC East, as is Buffalo, and hoping it happens sooner rather than later.”

Burris told host John Murphy the Buffalo-Miami rivalry lingers on, even in his family.

“Even family members, they talk about the games with the Dolphins, He said. “My daughter, who is 16 years old, was born in Buffalo, and it’s kinda funny. When she and I talk, she says I’ll root for you every week except when the Dolphins play the Bills. I said thanks. She better be just kidding.”

The entire interview with Dolphins Defensive Assistant Jeff Burris is available here


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