Inside The Bills

Former Bills 1st rounder now Dolphins asst.

Posted by johnmurphyshow on December 18, 2013 – 12:56 pm

He spent four years in a Bills uniform, and ten years overall playing defensive back in the NFL.

Now, Jeff Burris is on the sidelines with the Miami Dolphins, as a Defensive Assistant. Burris was Buffalo’s 1st round draft pick in 1994 out of Notre Dame. He left the Bills in 1998 and went on to play with the Colts and Bengals.

And after spending time on the Bills radio broadcast team and coaching high school football, Burris is back in the NFL as the Dolphins defensive assistant. He spends most of his time in quality control and working with Miami’s defensive backs.

“I was a little intimidated my first couple of weeks,” Burris sais this week, in an appearance on The John Murphy Show. “You go from coaching high school, and I was on the collegiate level last year (UMass). And then all of a sudden, you ‘re coaching guys that you’ve been at the position before. I love it. The preparation, the time, the effort you put into it, when you see the guys go out and perform well, it makes every second worth it.”

Burris says his ten years experience playing DB in the league gives him credibility when the Dolphins defensive backs have questions.

“It’s fun,” he said. “I get the guys, they come over and ask questions. The guys use it. We have veteran leadership on this team, like Reshard Jones and Dmitri Patterson. But it’s good. You understand the flow of the game, they’re coming over and making sure they’re doing things right.”

The entire interview with Jeff Burris is available here

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