01-12 Tim Benz talks Steelers with Sal

Bills Football
Friday, January 12th

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Guys you have to treat every game like few laughs from zone. You never know it is. You know we saw an example of early in season product you just never know when it's what could be elapsed. Hope it's not his last book you know you have the wrong play every play. Enjoy every play every game like it could be about. That's what's at Ben Roethlisberger Steelers taking on the Jacksonville Jaguars that game is Sunday the early window. 105 PM kick off that is the divisional round of the playoffs opposite obviously the titans and patriots in the AFC side of the bracket. Sell pot she'll back here with few. Spending a few hours today I'll be in Monday and Tuesday as well as we get John Murphy in the gang a well deserved break but. How do you like that command here at noon and then right around 1140 we get the news that the bills have fired offensive coordinator Rick Dennison and so we are talking about that today taking your phone calls going through the possible. Candidates are many names out there so will sift through all of that of course to quarterback situation still. Unsettled in buffalo I'm of the belief as many of you are they're going to move on from Tyrod Taylor what about other places this is going to be an interstate offseason. Four quarterbacks including the main you just heard from Ben Roethlisberger in Pittsburgh who had spoken about retirement early in the season. That's kind of cool but now they have a running back the all world running back Aveion bella says it franchise tag me. I'm going to be. The next one who's gonna retire will get all that would my man. Tim meant to join me right now on the AT&T hotline Tim is a columnist torture of sports in Pittsburgh also works ESPN radio in another a number of other outlets there enough Pittsburgh thanks a lot but I appreciate it's been. A wilder last hour here in buffalo as you can imagine. Yeah leader you get all caught up don't think a lot of those. Situation I think that inner bands will be focusing on whatever they are eliminated or ones you've all but. They could move on from Todd Haley got the Eaton Utley is contract is up so they could have a new offensive coordinator but I doubt it. I still think they can work something out there but you know. Did your point about a lot this burger. They have butted heads at times over the years and maybe that's one of bends conditions. To come back is. Yeah I'll keep playing but I want rainy it thereby quarterback coach to be mouth and coordinator I wouldn't rule that out. I do rule out been retiring I think he will be back early one more year by hook or by crook. But each can't do is of late beyond bell retiring and walking away from fourteen point five million dollar minimum. On the franchise tag liquid this week now. There's a better chance of Jim babe I'm retiring my number from the media op at center court at the Carrier Dome. Then there is a way beyond bell retiring from the get. And we certainly know that is not happening. Writes yes exactly they are you retire one number last week and by the way out there that the Notre Dame game. You're six and a half hours through blizzard conditions too steep 49 braking point the scoreboard. And he's a a last second loss and eternal or two seconds left. That was one of the most that would be worst last possession and they have ever seen in my life. I was in the hotel in Jacksonville we just got in and I had the AFC playoff game on. On my computer and had that game on the TV I said. Boy this is nice some on the cover medical playoff game tomorrow first time in my career I get to watch JC playoffs insert these basketball and then that have been a kind of ruin my night so. There's no doubt about that it if you'll. Don't just about as much offense the Jacksonville buffalo yeah he didn't understand Syracuse I would Tyrod Taylor running the point they aren't the. Yeah that's no doubt about that I do wanna ask you about. They quarterback situation in Pittsburgh event even does come back let's say does. Is it time though for them to draft a quarterback in the first round I mean how did they go about this Landry Jones obviously still there what what is their situation in the future. I think it is and maybe out nigh eve of the start of the year you start pushing for that dropped 2018. Because there are major optimal quarterbacks and it'll be an incredible carousel. Not only has to get distracted but who moves from place to place jumps from Willie had to look at free agency. And that is going to be crazy ride to watch the quarterback this off season I want to see it for you part of that in some way shape or form. Beyond saying when he could not could I don't think years. They gonna be a back up but he knocked it not the BA regular starter at Cupertino otherwise will be loaded. The next year Q. But now they've just got too many other needs I think it obvious that they have to prepare for the eventuality that Ryan's age you're never plays again. You know we hope that's not the case with Oprah walk first. And then play again to better prepare themselves or the contrary unfortunately. So I think that need number one. Bit McDonnell has been nice pick up one available he's Israeli available and they still or what I'd and then. You know even at this point if they do you keep lady on bell or one more season. Our running back franchise tag they want to put up with his BS all the time within the next we're year I don't know they will gonna get a lot but maybe shut. I don't know but L they've got can't predict all of our. But they've got a C 88 situation they're gonna take care to have Mike Mitchell and these are showing his date so I just I don't think. They cannot take the luxury of trying to ban signed bans replacement. This year and let them tell and he is definitely retiring after 2018 helping him do that. So with bell he is once a long term contract as she. The edit what what does he want it is really really know because he does when he franchise tag. Is it about Pittsburgh is about the Steelers organization anything like that. You mean like you need to be so angry with a sort of and he glorious thing is so desperate that. Now Balt I mean what what is is this more about you know what I want I want a test my aim. My test the free agent market or is this about I just don't wanna have the handcuffs of a one year contract. You know Huard again offered fifteen million dollars to place somewhere else and 48 the Steelers he might stay with the Steelers might. But I think it's about long term security I think let. Be very careful as you what you determines to be long term security NFL. Nineties seems enamored of whatever a long term contract is I think we all know it's not what were written on paper so it better be Smart about what he get a primary also talked about how much you want to be paid up front I'll let a lot of it. A little bit like on board now regarded so far it. They'll say one thing because keeping you wanna hear it as a reporter many say something else when whatever he's dead. Taken at face right now and then and he counters himself so. He's tough guy to cover he does give a little back what they don't own and he saw that yesterday I tried to honor every nook but on the espn.com story one. He's got it and the EU in that situation. Wouldn't say look it why are not worried about Mike archer but he tried to be at least jerk. When he walked away looking not like why you're talking about this at all what chuck Colbert gonna do lined up in the second moral waking. With the eight and quivering yes and a blank check and yelling beyond your contract was caught up we're Saturday. It was done before he can competent Jack and a happening. What about their window for this team overall I mean obviously is tied into bell and then by you know you have a a good defense that you get after the quarterback there's some young parts but now wish easier Mitchell like you mentioned. Is the window opening or closing right now for the Pittsburgh steelers' Ben. Ten our. Ten then it's I thought and then robberies up my mind you'll estimates and then so forgive me. Yes Ben Roethlisberger and illustrated so cowboy can still keep the window open I like not about stuff like that but. I think it's closing because the quarterback Ingle and yet as well as in the that would not happen at the running back you know they often lines up a bit. There are a lot of good young compared more good young component and eat and there are aging ones. And hold the should be able to be replaced the Shays here. X factors definitely component there but I think all this other stuff is window dress and around the quarterback so. Yeah the window's closing. You know it's not this year than next year it's been black then after that. Hopefully you've still got a good knock lineup in place around. An acquired free agent or treaty quarterback or what really high first round pick like they had. When banking unit known as the great defense then came in and edit or really good running back. That another running back ready don't even know about Willie Parker. Good offensive line really good all that. Please do not bring up Willie Parker and buffalo radio okay please do not bring up well Parker a buffalo radio. You know at the dawn of the Willie Parker Sarah I. Well thank god the drought is over because the budget bringing up Willie Parker destructive complete fear in. You know helplessness in the bills fans until obviously this year now we have to worry about that as much from 2004. Yeah you know why I hate Haitians could you have ever doing it Seattle forgot about college openings gab spur problem yes effort my apologies. So Tim Tom. This game I mean. I I think this is obviously better like portals you know he he just I think liberals as bad if you watch him on a few allows an appeal with them. As a sideline reporter for the game last week and this guy. I don't I think maybe Chad Henne the backup might be a better option for them I don't know why they never even necessarily thought about that may be because he's had a few good games but. What do you see from that this game and what they have to do to make sure what happened to them last time they played does not happen in Pittsburgh. Yeah endless dovetailed with your conversation because. Blake portals it was bad against the Steelers the first time we were kicked in only 95 yards and one very and I anyway. Well he was bad against buffalo and they want to. You know at this aren't what they need to do better to prevent what happened while I'm happy get looked ericsson's you'd statistics. From that game that may thirtieth not like for instance. Lennar reported eight correction for a 180 yen I don't think getting away we America worked for a hundred you know. We're like we're talking up before the turn over Ben Roethlisberger knock April but Dick again in Mike brook hill. And Blake portals was we just take root for 95 yards last timeout they want to get proper a hundred decided and what what are they went very but I'm so. You know I think you Gillers and is a decent number that are gonna bring this game back to the middle of the statistics find their normal water level. But that brings the game more alike you know to a hunched down. Differential in favor of the Steelers and it does thirtieth not favored the Jack I don't they want score last possession game and I mean I steeler fans. Were under the assumption we still don't know how healthy Antonio Brown early years of the week has gone on has been more wobbling around a lot from that there was all resolve Al O'Neal looks Mondale like that adult for that much of a doubt. Yeah I wouldn't be shocked it is limited but on the eve rolls around and you like your words are about where I just. I think it's 123 to seventeen games for Pittsburgh I think that. They managed to squeak this out but I'm not 100% opportunity go the other. In got a quarterback is. Late portals and GOP in the postseason audit struggled against Sean hides certain Brett Hundley in the second act is now. This is it it's not like the dolphins game last Izturis got beat thirtieth it's in Miami everybody has urged and what to do the same thing to Jacqueline they get to Miami. ArQule is a big difference game one and Miami was in Miami got Pittsburgh and game two in Pittsburgh had gotten bored outline and a hell I don't eat that analogy all the water I think. Jack it was good they've overcome their back quarterback all year. They gave it to 39 bash is good for the first my kid being a one possession game in Pittsburgh eat out the Victor. Tim I'm ash here a couple questions about. Not the Steelers here because you have some some good insight into what has happened in New England because you've been there. And Alan and your thought on the set with a quicker sham peace. From what you saw when you were WEEI for a little while up in Boston and your family roots there as well Finley ties there. Why why what do you think is I guess maybe separating fact from fiction necessarily or. Nowhere do you see that picture between Brady and Belichick and Kraft from everything you know in the short time you are there and the people you spoke with a what you observed. Not perfect. Or all of truth is double what it was it was written by a quicker sham but not enough to impact it's even. And I actually I'll argue Vietnam they dropped here real Boston. From. Espn.com covers the Bruins in the amount bought the sports journalist Joseph McDonald we were taught about that he's big enough that broad beat Pittsburgh. Eight it will look I mean like you think that. Mike Sullivan Sidney Crosby and your brother or get along at all costs no probably not you know is to say I think I am dole brought back. That Haley Roethlisberger and Tomlin don't get along at all times. I know Europe back. Is that you know there were real wrists back and you remember Tom Donahoe Omnicom Donald Howard and Cordell I never thought I'd still got. You know to the postseason on a few occasions so I could get scored their more than a patriot wants you to believe. But I don't think it appointed an impact team and act have found on the they're on that although you'd output percent. Bigby back to keep the titans are you kidding me look like you scored at 838 to a report now going to be forty seven. You know I think a net abuse Connie comical at eight. Probably but it had been a number things before and it stayed quiet typical rock or being with such obvious optic we'll get. That's where it manifested in and when the try to grapple happened that people started to get that question but what a what I think happened. Did you think situation and obviously that we'll see what the ripple effect in the fall on his in the offseason and I I I do think there's some Dinara I think there's. Some serious some serious. Rift going maybe between egos and things like that. You know it's so hard. You guys side you know indifferent to ways in different sports through football through hockey whatever in Pittsburgh you mean when people get. -- lot of success sometimes eagles' become a little too big it's tough to manage one another. Oh right exactly and I just gave me a couple of examples there and and everybody knows about happen Hines Ward and go cower Ben Roethlisberger in the same room the other amigos they're not then. They all managed to come together for the greater good and they're pretty good at it. I just how do you handle it and you know I can't blame bella check for trying to girding himself against the prospect of one state new England and having a nice option that Tom Brady fired because she could retire whenever he wants only beta on the boats. He's the second biggest threat what are his own family so you know go out I'd get a fire really good quarterback B is replacement and bring an end. I don't fault. Well Belichick that particular because Britain it was so good they didn't need to address much else as is evidenced by the Super Bowl that they want wit the current starting quarterback. But you know when okay go ahead to what to do dropped below for the future going forward. You know of that might be the first time all this came to a bubbling wind and maybe they're shouting back and Orkut and we ceiling they're pretty good you know this year what what happened in a winning it in her ears screaming O'Brien about worked out well. You know there is O'Brien are becoming and coach Bob Brady still operate so. I'd be big a lot of this though dog walk the people give it credit for especially in New England they keep everything so but not it leads violent. You never get away with this dark feel like it all be behind art but. This time around were gonna do these are really good quarterback but you know leave audit the people are gonna question. Tim men's here NE TT hotline evolve on Twitter at Tim men's PG AH. And a one more for Allen asked about hockey because the the penguins aren't where I think they're accustomed to being right now is a lot of talk about their possibly Chris what tank could be a trade chip. Here in buffalo we have Evander Kane. Some people are tying that of course Jason botched roll coming from there there's a lot of relationships there is that a trade that would make sense you know given all the parts it might have to be included. Is that trade that would make sense for the Pittsburgh Penguins. He has a better candidate penguins being. Been talked about so often Obama's lead disappointed that it doesn't happen even I don't think it makes sense it could make ten and so far they could use this second physical presence does. The second big Winger. Up front did beyond what they have or big L but a small fast guy has. You always hear from your brother or we at least all small bout got it is that. You know maybe Cain can provide a little bit more grit and attitude you know or requests extra. Code components but I don't know what they give up Foreman to look and Republican couple tank right now it's you don't have Trevor Daley anymore and Justin Schultz had been what he what plaster because he's there for a lot. So I think you leave yourself really been on the Blue Line there I've always had a couple of tank has been moved. Is getting moved is part of a three way trade were somehow some way you get another skating defenseman puck moving offensively oriented that's been back as well being number two behind shoulders. We shall just to get healthy and stay healthy off the tech went overall at every keeps it all retired retired they played so much taught you the last two years well you know what. What they want tired after 9192. When they won back to back up there when the president stroke in 93. What it weren't tired after garlic cup final and our only known I would get a next year under one point third in the east. This isn't about to see what they're just not playing well they're not finishing in like thirtieth in goals we're in right now but the other day when they come out of the break. Tim always gets up I appreciate him many mentally good news I guess someone actually had an early top 25 for cultural next year and Syracuse Gillick snuck in like 25 believe that that's crazy. But number. What it early and I know right I am telling essence the Dino Dina why they did deal in the Dino the gang got a little lullaby as just an article I ran across the other day. I hadn't seen that yet for now I'm more concerned as to whether or not B a basketball team comedians await her dirty and I keep barely. I got a window looking at current loops but. Yeah boy that that sound optimistic to me than again I don't know how strong the he's gonna be next. Your IAEA and there I am pretty resigned to the best multistate this year so I I I I'm okay with a I. There's a good book to kids they play hard they're just not good enough that's what I think. Yeah I think that constant thing really screwed them and still know that if they lose to hit. This seat in his sock alludes to see in this year which is just an abomination. That just wiped out the rest of the year. No doubt about anybody take care enjoy the up playoff weekend obviously we'll catch up down the road. Our RPI.