The Bills turn their attention towards the Broncos and Sunday’s game in Denver. We began the show with the news of the day including President Russ Brandon’s announcement that the team and Rogers Communications have terminated the Toronto Series. After practice we got an update from running back C.J. Spiller who made his return to the practice field. We then served up another edition of Around the Locker Room.
Our first guest, defensive back Corey Graham, sat down in studio to discuss Sunday’s game and facing quarterback Peyton Manning. He talked about the last two games he played against the Broncos, including the 2012 playoff game where he had two interceptions of Manning. It’s a meaningful game in December for the team and Graham talked making a playoff push late in the season and how his big game experience can help with this year’s Bills team.
“That was one of things we talked about before I signed here (in Buffalo). Obviously, they tried to bring in high character guys, guys with leadership, guys who have won at the highest level, and things like that. Everything was factored in when I was brought in here. I continue to go out there and try to lead by example, do the things the right way, and help guys. We have a young defense and a DB group back there, period. I try to help guys and show them how to study, how to go about things, how to prepare, and hopefully how to win.”
At the top of the first hour, Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas called in to the show. He began by sharing his thoughts on Wednesday’s news that the Bills-Toronto series will end. Thomas said he enjoys going to Toronto but did not feel it was the best atmosphere for a football game, especially for Bills fans. He then moved on to Sunday’s game against the Broncos. He talked about facing Denver and the chance of getting a win to help set the tone for the final month of the season.
“You have a good solid defense. If your offense can score 21, 24 points, or somewhere around there and don’t’ turn the ball over, you have a great opportunity because you’ve been playing great all year long. If you’re going to be able to beat the best and get to your goal which is to go to the playoffs, you’re going to have to beat the best and Peyton Manning is the best or one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game. It all starts this Sunday.”
Finally, Broncos sideline reporter Andy Lindahl joined us to preview the game. Lindahl talked about the difference in the Broncos offense this year and why they have focused more of their attention on running the ball and how that may continue Sunday against a strong Buffalo defensive front. He also weighed in on running back C.J. Anderson and his “outstanding individual efforts” the past few weeks and how the Broncos defensive has been a big part of their success.
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