Live from Duff’s Famous Wings in Orchard Park for Tuesday night’s show. A rather large gathering of Bills fans taking part, asking questions and sharing their thoughts on the Bills and even the upcoming NFL Draft. Earlier in the day back at One Bills Drive, the players returned for the team’s voluntary minicamp. We caught up with head coach Rex Ryan who weighed in on the early quarterback competition.
We were also joined in attendance by Buffalo Bills alumni Ed Rutkowski and Marlon Kerner. At the bottom of the first hour, Rutkowski sat down with us at our Duff’s setup. The former all-around offensive player played six-seasons in Buffalo and was part of the teams’ back-to-back AFL Championships. He discussed his time on the Bills offense, his role on the Buffalo Bills Alumni Foundation, and his thoughts on the current players today.
“God bless them but they have to understand that what they’re getting today is predicated on the things we went through, the strikes we went through, all the benefits we would accrue and give to them. Truth be known, we would have paid Ralph Wilson to play for him. We played for the ring. There’s nothing greater than saying you were the best in the world at what you did and we were the best for two years in ’64 and ’65.”
Kerner, the former cornerback for the Bills back in the mid-90’s, joined us to round out the show. With the Draft around the corner, Kerner looked back on his day getting selected by the Bills in the third round in 1995. He went on to talk about his teammates on defense and his coaches, including Wade Phillips and Dick Roach. Kerner has kept a close eye on this year’s Bills team and weighed in with his observations including his support for offensive guard Richie Incognito.
“I love what they’ve done so far on this roster. They’ve added some good pieces like LeSean McCoy, Percy Harvin, I like the Richie Incognito signing. I think that’s going to be something that’s going to prove to be very underrated. We don’t talk about it a lot but he’s somebody that we know can play football. He’s got that mean streak but he is somebody who made a mistake.” Kerner said “Everybody deserves a second chance and he didn’t play football at all last year so his body is well rested and that’s something to be said about an offensive lineman who has taken a year off. He’s been working out, he’ll be in great shape, and he has something to prove.”
We also caught up with WKBW Channel 7 Bills Beat Reporter Joe Buscaglia. Buscaglia, who is known for his in-depth draft knowledge sat down with us to share his thoughts on this year’s class and what possible players could be a fit for the Bills. He discussed the offensive line class and see’s Duke guard Laken Tomlinson and Donovan Smith from Penn State as possibilities in the second round. On the defensive side of the ball, he mentioned pass rusher Eli Harold from Virginia as an option as well.
Joe was part of the 2015 Buffalo Bills Draft Special Presented by New Era which will air live in Buffalo on WKBW Wednesday night at 7:00pm. It will also be streamed live on www.buffalobills.com Thursday at noon.
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