Back on the air with live radio Wednesday night. Defensive back coach Donnie Henderson stopped by to be our first guest. Henderson discussed why he’s glad to be back coaching in Buffalo and to be reuniting with head coach Rex Ryan and defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman. He went on to talk about the players he has on the roster which included high praise for corner Stephon Gilmore, who he confidently stated “is a shutdown corner.”
“He can take one half of the field away. Whatever side he’s on, that side has been eliminated. They question his ability a little bit. They like to see a shutdown corner but I’ll tell you what, look at how many times they throw the ball at him. Look at how many catches are over there, number one. Find out the yardage that’s been accumulated by the receiver and I’ll bet you won’t see too many, 30 to 40 yards the whole game. That’s pretty good, I guarantee you.”
Henderson also talked about Leodis McKelvin, Nickell Robey, and the temperament of safety Aaron Williams.
At the top of the first hour, Roy Firestone called in. The sports columnist, journalist, performer, and actor talked about his role in Jerry MaGuire and even went into his spot-on impressions of the sporting world greats including Howard Cosell, Mohammad Ali, Charles Barkley, and even Keith Jackson’s famous, strung out “fumble!” call. Firestone is in midst of promoting his collaboration with Icon Trips where you can book a luxury Costa Rica vacation with Bills Legends Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, and Bruce Smith.
Finally, Bills head athletic trainer Bud Carpenter joined the show. The Bills were recently honored as the top training staff in 2014 by the Pro Football Athletic Trainers Society in conjunction with the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation. Carpenter, who has been on the Bills staff for the past 30-years talked about the honor and the gratification of being recognized by their peers.
“It’s such an honor. You puff out your chest some and you say hey look we’re representing our guys. There’s 120-some guys that we are representing when you go to that award in Baltimore, called The Ed Block Award. You talk to all the athletes there representing their teams and their courage for coming back. It sets a standard for ourselves that we want to live up to that not just this year but continue that way.”
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