On the road for tonight’s show as we invaded Duff’s Famous Wings in the Eastern Hills Mall on Transit Road in Williamsville. Those in attendance joined us on set to discuss their thoughts and opinions on the team. Running back Boobie Dixon was the star of the night as he stopped by to sign autographs and take photos with the fans.
Dixon was able to break away from his plate of wings to put on the headset and talk to us for a few minutes. He discussed why he loves Bills fans, what he did during the bye week, and what he is looking forward to now that the second half of the season is about to get underway. Dixon has had increased reps in the offensive backfield due to recent injuries in the RB group and he’s embracing his increased role and is looking forward to what’s ahead.
“I feel like I’m just getting started. The first eight games kind of tell you who has a little talent and who can play a little bit but these last couple are going to show you who the real men are and who has championship aspirations. I look at this chance as an opportunity and I’m going to take advantage of it.”
Dixon also added what he likes about living in Buffalo and how close knit the running back group is.
Bills safety Aaron Williams was our guest at the bottom of the first hour. He talked about the defensive performance through the first half of the season, adding that it was a good start but that they are motivated to be a “top 3, top 5 defense in the league.” He also discussed the approach defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz has and the workings of the current rotation in the defensive backfield.
“We feel like all the safeties we have are starting safeties. When I went down, another guy has to step up. I think the situation is that they don’t want to put too much pressure on my injuries and give Duke (Williams) a look at it and he was doing really well so why would you change something that’s working. That’s the way we went through the first half and I think we’re going to continue to rotate.”
Finally, we were joined by author and Hall of Fame sports journalist for The Newark Star-Ledger in New Jersey, Jerry Izenberg. He called in to discuss his latest work, a biography of Pete Rozelle, the former NFL commissioner who helped build the league into what it is today. “Rozelle: A Biography” chronicles the AFL and NFL merger and the birth of the Super Bowl all under the eye of Pete Rozelle who helped transform what the game is today, one if not the most successful sports leagues in the world.
To hear the complete interview from Izenberg and the rest of Tuesday’s John Murphy Show from Duff’s Famous Wings, click below.
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