The Bills finalizing the singing of their six draft picks today, inking second round selection, cornerback Ronald Darby. You heard from Darby to start the show along with offensive coordinator Greg Roman and head coach Rex Ryan as they praised their third round pick, guard John Miller. The Patriots making news, yet again. Team Owner Robert Kraft coming out Tuesday afternoon to confirm that the team will not appeal the discipline the league has handed down for the deflation of footballs. Also, the change in extra points for 2015. A jam packed show Tuesday night.
Bills tight end coach Tony Sparano, Jr. joined the show at the bottom of the first hour. Sparano talked about his influence from his father, former Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano and how he’s helped shape his NFL coaching career so far. Sparano discussed his impressions of Buffalo and how he can’t wait to be part of the passion that surrounds the team. Sparano is now “thrilled” to call Buffalo home. He went on to discuss his tight end group, which includes free agent addition Charles Clay and sixth round draft pick Nick O’Leary.
“This guy (O’Leary) is a much better athlete than he’s been given credit for by a lot of people. He’s big, he moves around, and the thing you love about him, that I certainly love about him, is that this guy is just a tremendous football player. He’s a good football player. He does a lot of things really well. You turn on the tape and this guy really competes. He competes every single play, play-in and play-out. It doesn’t matter what the job is he’s asked to do. This guy rolls his sleeves up and whatever it takes to get the job done, this guy wants to do it.”
At the top of the second hour, we got a national perspective on the team as we brought in NFL Network Analyst and former NFL fullback Heath Evans. Evans recently gave his bold prediction for the Bills in 2015, having them finish at 12-4 and overtaking the Patriots for tops in the AFC East. Evans discussed his rationale behind the projection, calling this year’s Bills team “scary.”
“You look at the collective talent. You look at what Rex (Ryan) brings to a ball club. You look at what his philosophy is and how he wants to manage the offensive side of the ball. Then Greg Roman’s creative ability to diagnose and design plays to put his talented players in position to succeed and I think Matt Cassel is the prime candidate to make this offense exactly what it needs to be, to let this team thrive on defense.” Evans went on to say he’s “excited to watch a hard-nose ball club.”
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Just a day after the Dolphins signed their franchise quarterback, Ryan Tannehill to a long-term deal, we decided to get some background into the contract extension from Dolphins writer for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Chris Perkins. Perkins called the contract a “no more excuses” agreement and that he expects him to have the Dolphins at least compete for a Super Bowl appearance.
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