Inside The Bills

“Leader of the Charge” wishes he could play vs. Miami

Posted by johnmurphyshow on December 19, 2013 – 7:30 pm

When the Bills take the field Sunday to play Miami, former Bills safety Leonard Smith will be bringing them onto the field. Smith is the “Leader of the Charge” for this week’s game, waving a Bills flag on top of the tunnel entrance to the field when the team is introduced.

After spending four years on the Bills roster, Smith knows how fired up Bills fans get for the Miami rivalry. In an appearance on The John Murphy Show Thursday night, Smith was asked what he’ll be thinking when he’s waving the flag Sunday afternoon as the players hit the field.

“Can I get on the field and play? I get excited about it,” Smith told host John Murphy “The fans there were great to me during my playing days. I love playing to a high level for the fans”

“It’s going to be a little exciting knowing that I’m only waving the flag to get the guys fired up, I won’t be able to participate and run out on the field and do a little something myself,” he said. “Whatever I can do to give those guys motivation to play their hearts out, and play as a team, and take it to the Dolphins—hey-if my part is waving the flag, I’ll make that happen.”

Smith and his Bills teammates from 1988-91 had plenty of success against the Dolphins in the regular season and the postseason. And he believes the Bills get an edge when the Dolphins have to come to Orchard Park.

“We played those guys tough all the time, but it’s a different story when you come up to Buffalo and the weather is in your corner,” he said.

The entire interview with former Bills safety Leonard Smith is available here

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