Day two of OTAs here at One Bills Drive. Players headed back outside for practice in the rain. Afterwards, Marcell Dareus speaking for the first time since the announcement of his one game suspension. Corey Graham gave an update on his reps at the safety position. Head Coach Rex Ryan shared his thoughts to all of the above and more. We began the show with that.
Part of the group out there this morning was linebacker Manny Lawson, who makes his return to the facilities for this week’s OTAs. Lawson joined us at the top of the second hour. He talked about being back in Buffalo and gearing up for his 10th season in the NFL. Lawson also discussed the new defensive scheme under Dennis Thurman and Rex Ryan and where he fits in, returning to the outside linebacker spot. A position he had success manning back in 2013.
“Now, instead of always rushing, I have to drop back and pass and play man-to-man a couple of times. This is my home and this is what I like to do, to just create chaos in the backfield, disrupt passes, and disrupt routes and that’s what I do best.”
Lawson, along with teammate Fred Jackson will be heading to the nation’s capital this weekend as part of Honor Flight Buffalo, which will feature World War II veterans flying to Washington, D.C. to visit the WWII Memorial that was built in their honor. For more information on Honor Flight Buffalo, click here.
The national media also in attendance on Wednesday. NFL Network’s Albert Breer taking in today’s session. He sat down with us in-studio to share his thoughts on the team and why he thinks Rex Ryan has a chance to succeed here in Buffalo. Breer noted past fired coaches who went on to have successful coaching careers on their next go-around. He also gave his impression on the new-look offense under offensive coordinator Greg Roman and discussed the Patriots saga in New England with an update on Tom Brady’s arbitration.
To round out the show, we dialed up Paul Lukas, ESPN columnist and blogger at www.uni-watch.com. Lukas recently posted his NFL Uniform Power Rankings at ESPN.com, where he rates the best and worst uniforms in the NFL. He currently has the Bills at number 7 on the list. Lukas went on to explain why he thinks the Bills “have one of the best in the league.”
Click here to hear Lukas’ reasoning and the rest of Wednesday’s John Murphy Show.
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