Bills punter Brian Moorman joined us in studio to discuss his P.U.N.T. Foundation’s Blackbird 8k and one mile walk which will benefit families dealing with pediatric cancer. Moorman is dedicated to his organization’s continued success and hopes that continues on Wednesday June 11th.
“If you’ve been touched by a child with cancer in one way or another either, in memory of someone or in support of someone who is battling it now, we try to incorporate that type of thing into the event as well as a lot fun things for the kids. It’s a fun event and we wanted to do something locally and hopefully get people involved and get them excited about doing something for the community.”
You can find out more about the event and Brian’s P.U.N.T. Foundation at www.brianmoorman.org
At the top of the hour we were joined by Rochester’s WHAM-TV Sports Director Mike Catalana. Catalana covers the Bills year round and also is the sideline reporter for the Bills Television Network during preseason games. Catalana likes what he has seen from the Bills this offseason in free agency and in the draft to surround quarterback EJ Manuel with receiving targets in order to help him succeed in his second year.
“I think especially for a younger quarterback, give him the weapon. Make it better for him. Make it a little bit easier but easier to be more productive and I like that direction. Give him the weapons and then put him to work.”
Catalana also weighed-in on the ongoing Bills Stadium debate and how the success of the team’s training camp near Rochester has had a positive impact on the area.
Finally, newly signed guard Macky Macpherson talked about signing with the Bills. Macpherson was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Syracuse and will be rejoining his college coach Doug Marrone and a handful of other familiar names coming from the Orange football program. He knows it will be tough to make the NFL roster but is excited that the Bills are giving him the chance.
“Some teams don’t take that intangible factor of whether the person is smart or whether they have good leadership skills. There are some teams out there that just want a guy who they think is a big enough player. Luckily, I latched onto a team here with the Bills that cares more about not just your size but care about the kind of football player you are.”
Macky’s grandfather Dick Macpherson coached the Orange during the 1980’s and played a key role in the path Macky took to college and now the NFL.
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