More news from One Bills Drive as free agency rolls along. On Thursday, the team announced they’ve retained special teamer Marcus Easley. They also brought in more quarterback competition as they signed former Ravens QB Tyrod Taylor. Taylor signed on the dotted line and then joined us in-studio. He discussed his time in Baltimore backing up Joe Flacco and feels after 4-years he’s ready to compete here in Buffalo. He went on to talk about what he can bring to the Bills quarterback group.
“My athleticism really stands out. By the numbers and just from watching tape, you can tell I’m comfortable moving but I’m also comfortable with throwing the football and that’s the thing I have to prove and continue to show to people and to coaches.”
Taylor touched on his relationship with EJ Manuel growing up in Virginia and compared this year’s Bills team to the Super Bowl winning squad he was on in Baltimore.
As mentioned above, Marcus Easley comes back for his fifth season. He joined us at the top of the second hour to discuss his uphill path to get to where he is now, which includes spending most of his first two seasons on injured reserve and even getting placed on the practice squad. Today, Easley is an important part of the Bills special teams unit. He talked about his approach to playing the position.
“I approach it as if I’m going to battle or getting in a fight. It’s definitely not going to be me so it’s got to be him. I have to take him out. It doesn’t matter who they put back there but I also have ten other guys that think like me that believe in the same thing I believe. It’s all attitude and it’s a mindset.”
Finally, NFL Network Reporter Steve Wyche joined us to recap the wild first few days of free agency and the news from around the league on Thursday. Wyche also talked about what Buffalo has done so far and said the national media is intrigued with they’re moves and called LeSean McCoy “a gamebreaker.” To hear that and the rest of The John Murphy Show from Thursday, click here.
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