The John Murphy Show for Tuesday

Posted by johnmurphyshow on September 25, 2012 – 6:17 pm

Lots to talk about tonight on The John Murphy Show.  We’ll start right off with GM Buddy Nix’s news conference on today’s release of punter Brian Moorman.  Buddy talks a lot about the team’s new punter, Shawn Powell as well as Moorman, and the reasons for making the change.

At 7:20pm, Lackawanna’s own Ron Jaworski joins us live on the line.  We’ll ask Jaws about his view of the referee lockout and where the NFL goes from here.  We”ll also get his take on the Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Bills RB Fred Jackson joins us at 8pm to talk about his recovery from his knee injury, and his chances of playing on Sunday against New England.

And Olympic Gold Medalist Jenn Suhr of Western New York will be live with us at 8:20pm.  She’s getting ready to be “The Leader of the Charge” at Ralph Wilson Stadium this Sunday.  And she’s also going to pole vault inside the Fieldhouse before kickoff.

As always, we’ll take your phone calls and comments at 7:45 and 8:45pm.

The John Murphy Show airs weeknights from 7pm-9pm on the flagship station of the Buffalo Bills, WGR Sports Radio 550.

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Other NFL clubs “scared” of Bills

Posted by Chris Brown on June 12, 2012 – 10:21 am

According to ESPN NFL analyst Ron Jaworski the Bills offseason moves have some other NFL clubs shuddering at what Buffalo’s could be capable of in 2012.

Appearing on Bills flagship WGR Sportsradio 550, Jaworski provided a snapshot on the general feedback he’s received from other teams concerning the maneuvers Buffalo has made this offseason to improve their roster.

“I think Bills fans should be excited about the team,” Jaworski said. “I applaud what Buddy Nix has done. The plan is in place. I believe Chan Gailey has done a tremendous job with this team. I think the future looks very, very bright in Buffalo. I’m in communication with 32 teams throughout the offseason. There are a lot of teams that are very scared of what the Buffalo Bills are doing. You see the addition of Mario Williams. It makes a huge statement that the Bills are committed to winning.”

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Jaws on Fitz

Posted by Chris Brown on June 12, 2012 – 10:14 am

Appearing on Bills flagship station WGR Sportsradio 550 ESPN NFL analyst Ron Jaworski gave his take on the outlook for Ryan Fitzpatrick this coming season.

“With Ryan here’s the thing that I love, and I look at this as a quarterback. When did I get better? I got better in the offseason,” Jaworski said. “Last year there was no offseason and that hurt guys like Ryan Fitzpatrick who needs that work. He’s going to get that work now because he has an outstanding quarterback coach in David Lee. That’s a critical relationship.”

Jaworski, who spent two months this offseason breaking down every pass thrown by the top 30 quarterbacks in the league, believes a lot of what led to Fitzpatrick’s struggles were related to his throwing mechanics.

“I broke down every pass of Ryan Fitzpatrick from last season,” he said. “I watched every ball Ryan Fitzpatrick threw. You see a lot of great plays, a lot of positive plays. But the negative plays, the majority of them are based on mechanics. Improper mechanics hurt him. His mistakes were made when his feet were not underneath him, when he wasn’t balanced. Mechanics are the foundation of playing that position on a consistent basis. What I’m looking forward to is the hard work that he’s going to do and seeing a much more consistent quarterback this season.”

In talking about having David Lee as his quarterbacks coach, Fitzpatrick mentioned how no other coach he’s had at this level really schooled him on the proper mechanics of throwing. When asked about this Jaworski was not surprised.

“I’m not trying to bad mouth NFL coaches. They’re as committed to their work as anyone, but I’ve always said that the quarterback position is the worst coached position in the NFL. What happens is you have a lot of prima donnas that make a lot of money and you’ve got a coach that’s making $200 thousand that’s supposed to be tough and disciplined on them and a lot of times players don’t buy into that because of their stature.”

Fortunately that’s not the case with Fitzpatrick, who has bought in completely to David Lee’s mechanical expertise.


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