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Tuesday’s John Murphy Show

Posted by johnmurphyshow on October 30, 2012 – 6:40 pm

Players day off–coaches day on at One Bills Drive.  We’ll start talking about the matchup with the Houston Texans tonight on The John Murphy show.

Bills running back Fred Jackson joins us in studio at 7:20pm.  We’ll talk to Fred about the benefits of the bye week, his struggle coming back from his opening day knee injury, and sharing the running game workload with his talented teammate C.J. Spiller.

Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas joins us live in studio at 8pm.  Thurman makes his regular Tuesday night appearance, and tonight we’ll get his take on the Bills after the bye week.

And we’ll go back into the Bills past at 8:20pm when former punter Chris Mohr joins us live on the line from his home in Georgia.  Mohr will be back in Buffalo in early December when he’s presented with the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Distinguished Service Award.

As always, we’ll cover the news of the day from the Bills and the NFL, and we’ll make time for your phone calls.

The John Murphy Show airs weeknights from 7-9pm on the flagship station of the Buffalo Bills, WGR Sports Radio 550.

 


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Mohr & Hull shared southern living

Posted by Chris Brown on October 20, 2011 – 10:23 am

Former Bills punter Chris Mohr was glad to find someone on the Bills roster who had something in common with him upon joining the Bills roster in 1991. That player was Bills Wall of Famer Kent Hull. Here is Mohr’s recollection of his first few days with the Bills and how Hull made it easier as he travels to Greenwood, Mississippi for Hull’s funeral this weekend.

I’ve taken This trip to Greenwood, MS many times for hunting or visiting Kent and family, but never thought it would be for this so early. My first practice in Fredonia going out to hold for field goals was a nervous time for me, until I heard that accent, that southern accent something I’m used to. Kent came up and introduced himself, asked where I was from, and I did likewise to him. Since that day we and our families have had a special bond. My wife Kim and Kay had a similar bond, since they were from the south and raised the same way.

Kent was the ” John Wayne” of our team. Low spoken, but when he did speak everyone listened. He was the guy that could keep all the “egos” on our team in check. When someone had a problem or complaint they went to Kent. Heck, I think even the coaches did sometimes.


A great family man with a super family. He will most assurably be missed by all that had the pleasure to cross his path.

TOUGH, rest in peace.
Chris mohr and family

Mohr grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. And for those that don’t know, “Tough” or “Big Tough” was the nickname given to Kent Hull by his teammates.


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Moorman credits good coaching

Posted by Chris Brown on February 2, 2010 – 5:43 pm

Bills punter Brian Moorman, who was named to the league’s All-Decade Team made sure to credit his coaches for his success.

“That’s part of the reason why I was chosen,” said Moorman. “I had good coaching the last nine seasons in Danny (Smith) and Bobby (April).”

Now Moorman will make another transition to new special teams coach Bruce DeHaven.

“I’m looking forward to working with him,” Moorman said. “I’ve heard nothing but good things about him from Steve Christie, Chris Mohr and Steve Tasker.”

Every time a player has a new position coach there is a feeling out process, but having been through it before and being an established player Moorman is confident they’ll be able to get on the same page quickly.

“It’s been a long time since I’ve had to,” said Moorman of getting used to a new position coach after having Bobby April the past six seasons. “Normally whenever a coach inherits a veteran, they’re normally hands off when what you’ve been doing has been working. We’ll pick each other’s brain and find out what works for him and what works for me.”

DeHaven is in a good position to succeed quickly under Chan Gailey with a veteran kicker and punter as well as proven return talent and an up and coming long snapper.


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