Plenty of Kyle Orton reaction on tonight’s John Murphy Show. We asked the listeners, now that the move has been made, what are your expectations for the offense and Kyle Orton? Our first guest spent a lot of time with the Bills QB. Ron Turner, head coach at Florida International University, was the offensive coordinator with the Bears from 2005-2009. He coached Orton during his tenure in Chicago and was excited to come on and talk about his former quarterback. Turner talked about Orton’s progression with the Bears, sighting his intelligence and how he made the players around him better. He also has followed his career since leaving Chicago and shared his thoughts on what he sees from Kyle Orton today.
“I still think he’s a good player. Every time he has had an opportunity to play, for the most part, he has gone in and done well. I think he has a lot left and I think he can bring a lot to the table. I know Buffalo has a very good team and I’m sure he’ll step right in and gain the respect of everyone there and be able to help the guys around him. I anticipate he’s going to go in and play really well.”
At the top of the hour, former Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas returned to the show. He talked about what he has seen from the team in the last couple weeks. He talked about the switch at QB and how he’s interested to see how different the offense will be under Kyle Orton. He also weighed what it might mean for EJ Manuel, now having to take a step back.
“You can’t just throw away what EJ has tried to do with what they have given him on the offensive side of the ball. I think you have to, as a team, you have to keep him focused and keep him on the sideline, keep him involved with the football game, and keep him involved in the game plan because you know in this league, one play you can be right back in there.”
Thurman added that the AFC East seems to be wide open and said a team could win the division with 8, 9, or 10 wins. He also thinks that the Bills should grab a win in Detroit this Sunday.
Finally, Lesley Visser, a pioneer among woman sports journalists, called in to discuss her new show “We Need to Talk” featuring an all-female rotating cast that includes national sports broadcasters and athletes. The hour long show will air on the CBS Sports Network Tuesday’s at 10 p.m. Visser described the uniqueness of her new show.
“It will be a panel of four or five guests or some weeks not a guest. We’re hoping the show is somewhere between The Sports Reporters and PTI where we have some issues and where we have some fun.”
To hear more from Visser and her memories of the Bills along with the rest of Tuesday’s John Murphy Show, click below.
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