Inside The Bills

Silva: “These Guys Are Playmakers”

Posted by johnmurphyshow on April 2, 2015 – 10:47 pm


As we approach Easter Weekend, excitement is slowly building around One Bills Drive.  Players return on monday for offseason workouts, and the draft is edging closer and closer.  We asked the listeners tonight what their biggest concerns going in to offseason workouts are.  As expected, the responses mainly surrounded the Quarterback and Offensive Line positions, but also included some concerns on the defensive side of the ball at safety and linebacker.

Although we are now in April, March Madness is far from over.  With the Blue Devils of Duke University in the final four, we reached out to proud Duke alumni and current Bills DB, Ross Cockrell.  We obviously spoke with him about the upcoming Duke basketball matchup against Michigan St. but in addition we spoke with him about his time at Duke, his continued pursuit of a Masters Degree and about his level of excitement regarding returning to Buffalo for offseason workouts this coming monday.

“I can’t wait.  I can’t wait to get back.  I’m excited.  I’m looking forward to it.  I know we have a great team and I’m excited to see what we’re going to do this year.”

As our next guest, we were joined by long time NFL reporter and current Sirius XM NFL show host Howard Balzer.  Howard discussed an array of topics including the biggest concerns for Bills fans in 2015, the free agency moves and spending thus far and even the hiring of Rex Ryan.  He has always been a fan of Coach Ryan and expects good things from him in

“I think that was an excellent hire by the Bills.  Is it his last job? Who knows. If he does a good job there and they start getting in to those playoff hunts consistently, he could be there for a long time.”

Rex RyanLastly, with the aforementioned draft seemingly right around the corner and continuing fan concerns with the QB and OL positions, we brought in Senior Football Editor for, Evan Silva, to discuss the biggest draft needs for the Bills.  In a recent article on, Silva outlined the Bills’ needs and listed quarterback as the No.1 need and offensive line at No. 2.  Throughout the rest of the interview, Silva was emphatic that the Bills have most of the pieces in place to be very successful in 2015.

“These guys are playmakers.  The supporting cast and the roster of talent is strong.  I think it’s quite a bit stronger than last year.  They tried to use a similar formula last year and it didn’t work, but I think they’re in a better position to make that formula work this year.”

To hear all of the above and the rest of thursday’s show, click here.

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