04-16 Bills GM Brandon Beane and HC Sean McDermott's pre-draft press conference

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Monday, April 16th

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All right let's deal with get this thing role here. In Seattle. Richie Rich. You know not gonna really get in the detail it's just. Richie he's on the reserve retired. List in which is not a part of our nine and roster that's. You know through world. It's. They decide they want a better football. They have to request through the commissioner to be reinstated. You know it's elegant humble thing if memory you know you're tired so. You know he would have to be reinstated. He he he he said he console that human image on it and hear it others it is Aaron what do you make of this. Good weeks and social news. I don't think. Elements really that time again and services. Let's leave it as it is and and really shock I'd like to focus on a unit draft question cheek or the players that here on the on the nine men. I use. Okay what does that influence. Does he apparently left or right. Currently our resident. Didn't stuff. No I mean there's a lot of holes and easy to vote yes or no I don't mean. Yeah I think really it the biggest thing we try to cover was. Other than normally just sticks and whatnot the first it was just released the reality of our situation is. Such that 88 to twelve teams that made the playoffs in 2016 and make the playoffs and twice and and so. We have to turn the page from what happened last year and understand this is a new team it's a new year. New personalities. And so we've got our work cut out for us early and we've got a long ago that that really hasn't changed we're excited about. The other guys we've added to the roster. And the work that apparently has been put in since the players at. Left us X nine months ago. It really with getter in the right that starts really today. Oh. Calls old. Who hasn't players' view you weren't as respectfully you and less. You know archives and reviewed. Ever want to be treated Iraq. So there's there's a difference. Every year's different in the NFL that's partly right it's. Every every team is different so you really get a start over. They want and that's what you do today our players. You know worked extremely hard appeared in and out of the meeting. And coaches were prepared staff was ready to go. You know all the way up on the board so. You know my hat goes off to it to team here matches matches the players and the coaches and everyone in this building it. Was ready go from the first from the first. That the players want to lose more. What did you works OK yeah. Way. Were. Yeah I mean. We haven't finalized their physician about. We're pretty close. We I would say we have some we have it down to some clots in Domenica. Several deep piece in the third round spec and stuff but. That word OK if you got the third round and yet these recorders. And they're all close. Now inning by like that we're discounting one back watch film if they were all three there and they were the best players on the board. Which one would you go first which would use act which won't go there so we've got him close to work their final resting place will be sort of speak about. That's kind of what we're doing now scouts are here and work. Basically just going around and trying to settle some arguments in the room how each of us these guys but. Yeah I mean we're we're we're pretty close. There but. Now that's finalized at this. Did you. Very good. You've you've got to have franchise quarterback he used. That's one of the main jobs. Of a GM is too. To find a franchise quarterback is quarterback league policy every single time you have to apple. Yeah. What's oh home field. Well please tell me that entails or in doing. Or. Who. Along that. Align all eat Chinese say like yeah I hear you say wegmans LG's. Yeah. Yeah I mean. That's why you love this fan base is the passion and I get it I respect it. Some of the conversations some of the comments and they're not even NASA asked him for my opinion they're just give me there's I'm sure I know Sean gets it. Boy coach hit cities PR guy. Everybody gets it and I like that. People care that's all you can ask for. And I get the question is fair and then tools we can stand up here and say. It's somebody that we currently have our roster or some might not our roster were gonna get that question that's fair. It is cruise industry success it's. Yes. You know there's a lot of good players this draft and that was the big thing a movement from 21 to twelve. The natural assumption I get it. Is there move enough to get a quarterback Gotti got a now we've we improved our draft position that was up. A second round value jump. To go from 21 to twelve we were we're excited. About. Where that moves us in on our draft for the players that we seek would. Be available there that. Didn't happen here. Well you play every. Murders are treated great look at what's happened the last few months. Poulter and it. I don't think hey where you were picked. That place before. She. Dressed it. Not turn draft strategy no I mean you'd there's all sorts of surprises that happened I can't say that Shaun Wright had an idea that. You know those three changes would all happen when we walked off the field Jacksonville but. You constantly have to adapt to adjust. I cannot categorize it may be crazy like okay. We lost a player he's down it's like gag order out for injury what's our next best avenue who's out there. Yeah he can't help it and you know were always gonna continue to try and fill those roles we tried to do some saying things in the draft you know we broaden. Marshall Newhouse and and Russell vote on. So we did. Phil Koppel those and then we got some guys on the roster that word we're happy with them we got the draft and I think I mentioned this before. There will be guys that will come after the draft teams will draft players and say you know what. I feel better about this position on the go with this young guy and I'm a letter veteran go so. We don't play me for football till September. And that's our job is to make sure we have the best 53 man roster. And after the last perceives it. Yeah you definitely Josh Fields specifically what it was like him. When you looking bleak present when he compared with the guys he had around him are you wait. We want to make sure we get right you wouldn't see well also missing was thrown to the right talent things like that. Do you weigh that particular the numbers they think that itself. I don't wanna get into specifics about each person because I think that's a dangerous road. But to your point. There's a lot bigger isn't too by winning college quarterbacks. Is a much harder job than violating pro quarterbacks. With systems. Though talent level. You know you've got some teams that are all spread some you know some conference's play great defense some some adult. You got all sorts of things that you have to weigh in there and those are all part of it but there's no. One factory like that that's more ports. Here. It's all I'll be. All. No Billy right away it was generally faster and better. Right did you that's perhaps my ethics back sooner things you want vs. Constant busy it is always straight and you're right. Yeah I mean you'd love it for it to be that it doesn't always happen that way in this thing we're trying to we're trying to. You know get better every year we're trying to you know we had nine wins this year we're trying to get more but. It doesn't always happen for various reasons it's a competitively Johnson earlier misses a new team. Were were zero and zero we haven't had the draft you have got nine picks which. I'm excited about I think he is or at least it's hopefully still excited that the draft but. That's kind of our mindset is just were always looking to. Yet the right type of this you know nothing's changed from even before I got here to watch on so we ask where were so aligned and we want talented players but it's it's gotta be if it for the team and that's still holds true as we sit here today on. For voice calls too is that we're. Were won't fall. Much. Deeper. Please. What is the greater good meeting. I think we've added some some players on the defensive side of the ball. Star. To name one and then in the attic as we've added as well look it. Our quarterback situation what it was vs what it is now what it was before free agency verses what is now even. Before but in everything so. You know we've added some pieces we certainly lost some pieces to that's. That's natural in this league as I mentioned earlier. You know Brandon. His staff have done a really good job of staying on top of who's available out there we added ten ages you know just today heard Byrd into the weekend now last week and here. You know we're always looking to improve our roster every way we can end and that's a great part about Brandon east he knows it's not. Where it needs to be he knows he's always trying to find a way to improve it he and his staff and I think they've done a phenomenal job to this point. Our Steve Francis staff I really like the work they put in this offseason and also the offensive staff and special teams he coaches have been hard at work. Finding out and building on what worked what didn't work and then trying to improve what we're doing systematically in schematic is well. Creates its. Aggressive off of those meetings that passing or not there. There's lots of little. I don't I don't think we look at that we I think we look at it is just adding players that can help our football team and in different ways. And certain dazzle hold different roles. In those roles become defined as we move forward at the right time right now it's about these guys competing and competing at a high level with one another. It's not about other teens about us getting better in our building every day and the work that. Our players our coaching staff our strength staff or medical staff. Our equipment staff the work that he's get those guys that put an end. To prepare ourselves. For today. Again I can't say how much I appreciated how much we appreciate it and it's in a position us to. Put the work him moving forward at the same time so we got a lot of work to do this is a process as you've heard me say before we started. A year ago or just over a year ago and you sell us build a team were back in the market and building the team again. And certainly that we wanna continue to add talent. So I'm not one that's gonna turn down the football players. He's as good a good. This Angel. Situation country. Appreciate. Very oh yeah. Yeah we did had a Q we it has some communication is able we got action and to Islam are satisfied with with where that is. You know it the biggest thing right now is. Where we go moving forward and how Miller and Ford. Listen you know. People people go through situations. Like I said before I was disappointed. The biggest things we talk about it. Come a point we all agree to move for. Them excited about the future for. You. You you can't do it. Mock draft. Yeah we we do do that and while will try to do that'll probably be Monday. Before the draft next week you'll. We'll sit there and just go through it and that'll be each of job to throw scenarios that are legit are real. And will debate him in the room I thought you know which where you go and we'll actually do some actual possible policy on some guys years. The browns and the giants the jets. You know down the line who would you choose based on their needs. Man you know what you're hearing out there as it did chatters who speak. Just stick basically give yourself those scenarios. And will do that through the first couple rounds you know so 1222 victory that since. World war. Your book well one. Nothing just order them like like Jurassic clothes on sale order on how we would select them. If all there you know if if we were the Cleveland Browns at one. What the order would be. Yeah you Jeremy we are able to add Jeremy over the weekend I came in worked out Friday in the lead was. There's Friday there's maybe. And so. Get a good job and we were able Adam he's got a going up against in terms of coaching against him no he brought to the table. From wide receiver position better player also answer return abilities though. But it was a a good sign for us. Again it goes up to Brandon his stance identifying hear me out there. And then Calvin Yang came in in in looks like he's ready to go. You know like the rest of our office office players. You know getting tonight with a new scheme and system and so that I was excited. Ellis could see today's as we move Ford's office. Start. Not quite a 100% but he's working like some of the other players we do have some guys that are still working rehabbing. Date being one. Oh. Well you know it isn't that discussions are right now we're just you know happy he's here and showed up and ams out of work when everybody you know so naturally wars that the focus right now is on the draft. Actually made radio program being certain team. You got it actress oh and again where it's true. It's. It varies you know if if I have a really good relationship with the GM or somebody. High up there I made text or call directly. If Shawn does or Joseph Shane or you know Terence gray one of the guys that's. Not a lot of the work in the leadership in the room. You know if he's really pay check with him. Tell more interested in this or see if their interest in that that's generally how would start and then if it if it leads to hate they are there is an interest. That I would go to jail. Oh. Moments. This is awkward. Or is quite. Glossy. That's related million listeners and that it only takes one traders couple things. Yet nice bottle. You think about it all the time he and you know I think about it. Beaches were competitors and you know you wanna win every pick you know you wanna feel like man we. We got a steal in the first round yes you know that's that's natural yes it always happens that way. Yet there's different things that have been in my in Hampshire. He had us probably the same thing as guys it. He's well then again and be great fit for us and yet. Here is rumored yeah. As it got none of your right spot on that's that's very accurate. Until it gets here it's you're right argues the anxious do the work. I feel good about the work. And that if you do work generally issue fall in place. You know an eight million are here. All of that after. You know as it did that. Yeah I mean. Listen I'm a competitor I love it I love my job I love hearing about it this is she businesses where my staff and I. Show. We've done the work and we're competent people and our job my job in the day is to give. This gather resources to lead the team and his coaches. To produce on the field and if I do my job it helps them do is fight fight all that's wirelessly. Through a lot of them. It's. Hurtful. She. It was a great charisma. Paul how are you at this stage he's sort of plot constitution that we have Brian. Why. And approach dog that is very different sort of obsessive. I mean there's Victor is something to be set for continuity idea I just tell you honestly long time that's hard to say every year every position. Just so happens we had some we've had some. Guys come and go at the office line position to name one that's it you mentioned one right. The leadership shown. And we haven't been together you know very long outs in the day. Previous to today leadership he's shown the leadership Jordan mills show. The undocking for young guy he's guys stepping up that's what you see they understand. What's at stake in I understand there's an opportunity as well then stepped up. Increased their leadership influences I've been nothing but impressed with the way to handle it. Brands in the county. Tell us what he's. Indeed today. One day usually the giants law and excuse me six. When you see this. One. Q and you pay attention at all to. Speculation about when. And what made it. And as a fair question John but. You can't I mean there's so much chatter out there if if you pay attention to it blessing I wanna do is be swayed by anything from outside and I keep again I give it fair question but you know analyst and. There was. I. It is. It it. You know I don't know all I mean. That's a tough question without giving up. Competitively. What I think of that position group in the draft but. We do understand we do realize it Preston was a starter or year and is not here and you know I get it you know you'd love to come out of here with a guy you felt good with the can do that but even if we don't mention earlier. We don't play meaningful football to September. We will will find an answer. It. If it is. Those holes were drafted. I had heard that he just said it. Well that's on the record it necklace so. Excel obviously for the next ten days Jerry. No I mean listen. Every draft. I take this is no different I did it I really do but we're twelfth and I don't know what's going to be their twelve I don't know what quarterback will be their I don't know 41 up or down and that's that's that's really how it is sit here. You and whoever races are trading up for bought a set before. Even if I wanted to trade up for you press that I know that guy outlawing it and I mean it this spot. It takes a partner to do it and be willing to move well. And so. Again I think I'll lose sleep every year corn draft speeches your always gonna have polls are always on Wanamaker roster more competitive and better and that's the thing. We want to find the best football players that we can to help us in twenty team via and that's that's the vision. Brad. The reports. He knows it as. Or I need this. People who don't know how he's actually field. Friends tell you why the hurts it really tough mindedness of. Yeah it didn't come evidently this building so no way does now. But. No it's it's very tight. And listen. I'm not talking about guys in the second round neither third rounder who ever have any linkages. I think it's it's bad form I think he's used. Here's competitively hurt yourself anything you can do. To competitively hurt yourself is that so we keep it pretty close of this. Well. OK okay. Last year. Ever hear that. In terms of the draft over terrorism. Well you know like I just think that. We learned a lot last year we thought we came out with. You know some good players and I don't know if it's as much. The biggest thing I learned the proud the biggest thing that was. A firm under fair fight for me was. You know that you want to sign guys it. Are good off the field. And on the field and I think that's. There's a lot of good players out there. You know don't have. Maybe some you know. Their act together off the field and you're tempted to take those players. And you know so and so I was reminded how important that is. As we went through a process lecture. And I believe that all quarterbacks are really. He's hit me. It's part of the process. Yes we we have met with a with a ball. At this point we know him pretty well and as I was alluding to back in Senior Bowl com minded. That was a big part of the process and all really would say is that they're all great young man. And there's a reason they're all being talked about. When the conversation begin. Trading isn't really something as early Eds com our tour board meetings were really doesn't it just doesn't need to that we W me. Or hardware program. You know it happens all over the place I would say most of it happens close to the draft but you know the colts and jets work something out weeks ago and so. Think yeah that was before the owners' meetings. I would say that doesn't happen very often but it did. Most evidence they have is closer. I guess we'll lose very. Fredricka yeah. It and you know Zain thanks very very. You know I don't really again. But consider earlier it's my first one corn through it so I can't compare it to another year is as the GM. But. I think I'll fill this way in a year from now. You know no matter what we're after what our so called needs are. I just felt like the competitive nature he wanna get it right. I know the work's been done by our whole staff and that's coaches included bodies coaches have gone on the road. That week's identify these guys hey go find a little bit more about this guy how does he learn best disease fit what you do can he learn your our system. And you think he's gonna figure position media room. Again I think we've now we we. Almost finished all those which helps but. It's a total team effort. And Sean Narveson up your point not all the answers we don't get to the answers without all that work. And I think it will be. We're competitors each and I think I'll be anxious every year until draft day but yet we do our job to write. It should unfold the way. I think it and thank you.