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RECAP: The John Murphy Show April 9

Posted by johnmurphyshow on April 10, 2014 – 10:41 am



The 2014 NFL Draft is now 4 weeks away and the Bills continue their pre-draft visits.  On Wednesday, Texas A&M offensive tackle Jake Matthews visited One Bills Drive.  Robert Cessna has been covering the Aggies for over 30-years and is the Executive sports editor for The Eagle in College Station, Texas.  He joined The John Murphy Show to discuss Matthews along with the other two top Aggie prospects, Mike Evans and Johnny Manziel.

Speaking of the draft, ESPN Draft Analyst, Kevin Weidl returned to the show.  The discussion was focused on offensive tackles.  Weidl weighed in on who he think will be the best OT prospect.Greg Robinson

“I watched Greg Robinson and then I watched Jake Matthews.  After watching Greg Robinson it was hard to get excited (for Matthews).  Robinson is massive.  He is one of the more agile, athletic, and naturally powerful offensive lineman that I have ever evaluated.”



Producer/Director Ivan Reitman capped off the show.  The Director of the new drama/comedy ‘Draft Day’ discusses the movie which brings the annual ritual of the NFL Draft to the big screen.  Staring Kevin Costner, who plays Sonny Weaver Jr., the GM of the Cleveland Browns holding the top pick in the draft, ‘Draft Day’ brings a real-life look behind the scenes of the draft process.
“I can’t see doing a movie called Draft Day without actually using the NFL.  I wanted to use real teams, real uniforms, and real personalities.  We wanted to get this movie right.”

The film features the Bills President/CEO Russ Brandon who makes a cameo along with VP of Marketing and Broadcasting Marc Honan.  Reitman said that Brandon was really helpful in making the movie factual and in turn was guaranteed a spot in the movie.

“I got to meet him (Russ Brandon) when we researching the film and checking out Buffalo and the facilities.  He was extraordinary helpful with the script in pointing out if there was anything inaccurate or what was possible.”


You can hear the complete Ivan Reitman interview along with The John Murphy show in its entirety below:

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