“Have a nice summer” was how Brandon Beane parted ways with John Murphy on One Bills Live earlier today on sports talk radio.
Have a nice summer…That sounded rather quixotic to me. I guess as far as I am concerned, as soon as the lawn needs to be mowed it is summer. So many years with a career consisting of one company that was by no means seasonal, following college, leading into a totally different schedule being semi-retired/self-employed.
My pool will be open this weekend, later than anticipated. To hear John Murphy discussing the fact that after all the OTA’s and mini-camp, the players have six weeks off, sounds a bit bizarre. Do not rush the summer for the sake of football as much as I get the thought process and do miss football. I do not want to miss it enough to seek the nice weather to hurry on out of here.
When the players report to St. John Fisher College, summer is still not over. If my pool is still open in September and I am cutting the grass in shorts in early October it is still kind of summer to me. We do not get nearly enough of the nice weather, so that little conversation that Mr. Beane had with Murphy, kind of got my inner Star Wars thoughts all in a bunch.
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Nathan Peterman teamed up with AJ McCarron to coordinate throwing sessions with the receivers, running backs and tight ends throughout the 6 week “summer break” leading up to training camp. Most players who would be involved sound totally on board. One player who is going to even take it a bit further is Kelvin Benjamin, who is coordinating one-on-one throwing drills with each of the quarterbacks.
“We’re all meeting up at once, eventually some time before we come back,” Benjamin said. “But me individually, I just want to try to single them out and have me and the quarterbacks work one-on-one, all three.”
This is character that was lacking many years throughout the drought. Can you imagine Terrell Owens coordinating something such as this? Think about even a fan favorite like Stevie Johnson discussed his lack of off season commitment which ruffled some feathers.
“This one is a lot more eyes on the ball, so there are more opportunities out there,” Gaines had said “Instead of the pass breakup, you can get an interception. With their defensive philosophy, I think any DB would like to have eyes on the ball and be in this type of system.”
Free agent signee Phillip Gaines chose the Buffalo Bills because the defensive scheme appealed to him a great deal. He came from the Chiefs mostly man coverage which limited his interception potential.