4-16 Sal's reaction to Bills pre-draft press conference on Schopp and the Bulldog


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These cell comprise GO. Well cup unsealed so I'll go bungee ills. Jump on GO settled a bond yields down coupons GO. I'll go Ponzi elves around go to our geo on WGR. Salad guiding Swede says today was the first day of voluntary workouts at the stadium. Asking sell to. Answer something about what happened like who was good it was not Gerson question Larry I saw maybe this is a thing of whom can you tell me who was there. Enough news that. And cell's response included that what why this is hard to do is that the players don't Wear jerseys. So I just sell the coaches know who they are you with without the jerseys on. They better know they are we know a lot of them. You know we can recognize most bases when I go like oh there's there's a gimmick here and there's a computer in or whoever I can tell a lot of guys are but. There are a lot of new faces who I have absolutely no clue that guys so what they actually do. They stretch they run they left they exercise they rehab injuries. Coaches are not allowed on the field except for strength and conditioning coaches so there's no actual football being done actually did post some video today in my on. Twitter feed us some of that I mean there's like medicine ball work it's really honestly guys it's. It's like walking into a Gemini go to class you see a whole bunch exercising going and that's what it is. They can't do any football. Or they choose not to his you can still like couldn't. AJ McCarron lineup with Kelvin Benjamin and Charles clay and like I have but runs and pass routes against air something we could they organized at themselves without coaches directing them. Without them I don't know if they could do that facility be quite honest I don't want to speak on that for sure of what they cannot do with coaches that's for sure right but if they wanted to do that the roan yes I don't know. Oh they could do that. At the tee facility during this. It to be quite honest game. I don't know either so I guess is any news from this would start within cog neat though. And how did you find Brandon being to be about him today was he in for staying in how elixir of short he was going cuddly don't you or not. No it is exactly what I expected which is. You know we we he's on our retired list and that's what we're gonna say about it and we're gonna move on and we're gonna concentrate on the the people who are here it's exactly what I predicted which is they don't wanna. Get into it. You know I as I've said you know since I've been on about this particular issue this is not a regime that's gonna play games and I think. I personally think that Richie and I don't think she's being cute or funny and playing games of some sort within social media feed and these are not the two men that are really gonna take part in the do you think he. Wants to retire and maybe. Thinks like it's an air would thing where. He his body is his reason why and their forty should be entitled to money that the bills might want back. So theory I think well I think that could be part of it Mike I think that you know. It in a way yes OK I not discounting that his body like the you know those things he said in shutting down analyst kinds of things I mean he's at that age and he plays that position gets banged on it is a missed a lot of games things like that. My my own theory personally though is that. Richie is at a point of his career where he where he realizes that the end is much closer than the beginning. You know he probably know you go through so many. Battles and wars for so many years you'll really feel like you know go to keep training camp anymore like a lot of guys and at this time a year like I had a really wanna do this. And he probably made a decision at some point that yeah you know what may be able to step away he also took a pay cut which I think he's regretting now it seems like. But he voluntarily ash should say did that because the team asked him to any dead. I even have to do that and maybe they gave an ultimatum from fraud no but. You know he took a pay cut about half of the as salaries making about three something is supposed to make. Has had a six something million dollars he's mad about that he admitted that although he says that that wasn't the reason for doing this. And I think that now he's getting back to the point where is probably like. Or you know what that's a lot of money and I can still play at a high level and I do want to play so I don't I go about this now and I think he's caught in a position where he doesn't know how to treat. The situation and because he did the redo some of that salary caught. What was their some bizarre new bonus that came as part of that and that could be an issue right like if he's walking away then he might have to give some of that back. Yes from what I understand that could very well be the case I think it's of millionaire a little bit over that would be at issue here but you know that's. I like I said I think really we're just we're talking a player here who probably has gone through a lot of confusion in his own mind and he simply hasn't handled it. A either way a lot of other people would or be maybe really the appropriate way a professionally. Yeah Zelaya III think I know the answer this but I didn't hear every night or join the news conference when bring in bean was already saying the thing about. He's got a reserve retired list of must leave it there for now. I'm wondering if if there was any comment at all from either McDermott are being. About the timing of this where they've really taken aback or surprised or did they just not comment at all about their feelings of the organization's. Reaction to. In kind NATO's announcement. The only thing they said Bulldog was that obviously. Eric Wood Ian Ritchie and there was one other. Situation I can't think of right now what they basically said that of other thing it's gone down that obviously they didn't plan for that when they walked off the field in Jacksonville is what he said so. You know I. They didn't say like Galilee that the left us with a real bad situation here so quickly before the draft what he did say was in this eleven tell people anyway about this is. It hasn't changed their draft plans I mean. You know there are other ways to acquire players and sure enough you know there's there's a hole now left guard but you know that's doesn't mean you do an about face and start thinking about should we trade it for quite Nelson or something like that. I. I took that almost the same way but not not always the same way like trading up is a drastic maneuver. Shouldn't the bills is it reasonable for the questioner for fan to think the bills now need one or two offensive linemen that. That they didn't need both for a guest in the answer will be here that the draft isn't the only way to acquire them that's what he said. Well that's right Mike but the other thing is too as I said before they you know it's not like they thought Richie pack veto was a part of their. Future plans you know I mean activate the fact that he. Took a pay cut the fact that. His what is ages and he was still only a one year deal means that they RD knew that they didn't have this player for much longer so I don't think that it changed Coca you know might change a little bit about when he eighteen as far as how you necessarily approach to fill. Thirty your team but this these guys are about building this team in this roster up to set them up for many years I think that they were party position where they knew that this was gonna have to be addressed at some points. The only. Need purse say that you might think you would address in the draft is the starter at those positions not just guard the starting guard and since we know right sell the they've already traded their second round picks away. To Cleveland or the giants are gonna burn it at that that they're not going to be able to draft a starter then. Yeah Brandi knows that to me it's not taught told about it all the time you know and that was part of the fun part of the press conference today which was asking him questions about. You know how much you know people talk to about some like that what people say of about it and you know it's his first draft peace really in charge of in. You know it's going to be interesting to see but you know he says you can't let that effective high you think you know people and what they say eighty every time he every time he goes out someone approaches on intelligent what they think and things like that so it's quite interesting actually. So who brought you on the AT&T hotline with us is appearances always brought to you by outlet liquor need to stock up. Shot New York's only outlet liquor so. This is beans first time at one of these pre draft luncheon he of course was hired last year after the draft. Is he as expert as I think he is at not giving you and mean sort of clue who. As to what they might be thinking about doing on Thursday so. Yeah he is you know obviously. He nothing he said today. It's funny because I as time at the press conference and tweeting things that are being said and I'm reading my Twitter feed of people are. You know basically responding to me and I a couple of different times. I had a fan or to say. Oh he's totally trading up after that went after the same comment I had another fare too though. Man I don't know he's gonna trade up now you know so it. It just depends how you wanna hear everything right at me he so I guess in that regard he did a great job of doing what he set out to do what juncture is. Not really give anybody. Any clues so I don't think that we really know anymore I thought it was interesting about the quarterbacks and when I asked him I said. How do you reconcile. Specifically something like. Josh Allen someone like Josh Allen's completion percentage with who he threw two and how you have to kind of think about all of that what he said was. He said evaluating college QBs is much harder than evaluating NFL QBs because there are so many mitigating factors there is the scheme. There is the environment but the spread offense vs whatever and how he translator is all the talent level around and how the competition Alley and your own team of the competition that. That our group plays against on a weekly basis so I thought that was really interesting in. You know you wanna think about that in terms of Josh Allen I think to meet. He's basically saying yet don't just look at the completion percentage there's a lot more that goes into India that could lead you to believe that. They might like him more than most people think but who knows I mean I don't know it just a theory that if you really want to read into the words. He sounded there like. I think I might sound talking about this whole process about how hard it is. And the lot in my mind I knew I wasn't coming sell but the logical next step. From what he was saying by that point. After that would be. And that's why trading up is really dumb because you just don't know what you're getting and it's really hard to guess that if anybody bothered to look at the history this draft you would see. Almost every year an example of a team getting that wrong but he did not say that. And the drama builds here about whether they'll do it I mean most of us have been guessing that they will. But you know somebody who looks at it the way he described looking at there should did know at the very least the risks. Yeah on top of that Mikey you'll meet a point again this day. Look even if I wanna trade up you know those other people need need to wanna trade down I can't just don't make them do it agreement you know it's the the less they wanna do it the more it's gonna cost you and I think he's aware of that fact as well and he's used the word ransom many times when speaking about this situation and that's probably. You know maybe putting it out there to let people know exactly do that can give up a ransom per say but. You know it is a valid point that you can't let me think about it guys if quarterback does go. Three of the first four or there's a trade that makes for the first four which would be amazing. Even if that happens you're you're thinking and you know OK we've got to jump up now and get the other guy or whatever but once that starts happening those other teams are sitting there in such great positions that guys like Bradley child a sick one Berkeley. Or Fitzpatrick a war orders in quit Nelson. And I would tell you even if you don't need a quarterback you're gonna be like oh my god I can get one of these guys why that has. I ever Trey don't I'm not doing that and I think that's the point to that. You know those teams up there they're gonna get really good players even if they don't need a quarterback that particular lot of them tree down. Puerto I I think the way you just said that there like it if death. The bills were to get list for the sake of this conversation say I'll maneuvered they wanna go up but they can't. So somehow all weather and maybe the giants this and aired just for simplicity sake the giants take quarterback. The browns are four trade would someone who takes a quarterback that's not the bills so for guys are gone for kicks in for guys are gone. I would not want to trade up to five to take quarterback. I mean it just would not wanna do that. Unless like Lamar Jackson goes earlier and quarterback five I guess he's the guy that they have like no longer something but. Holy cow it would look like panic city I think if you were in that scenario did that I think. That's just hate it it it went the way we didn't want to go and what else can I do and are gonna pick someone. Later on 1222. Second round whatever like I just I I would I would blow my mind if the bills reacted the way I wouldn't want to react that way. I totally get it I think the reaction the fan base would be just what you said rate there which really kind of leads to the next point of this which is he was asked. If you don't get a quarterback in the first round maybe even if you know equipment at all however it was phrased. Could you I think was even overall you know could you still have a successful draft and of course he's gonna say yes right I mean. But you casino owners quarterback matter what. But but he eat he said yes because of where there are picking. And how many picks they have and that leads to what you're saying which is it doesn't fall your way you're gonna get good players you're gonna you guys are gonna. Wind up hopefully be contributors on your team pretty quickly. Suck but yo will us. So who. To the giants for the browns five the Broncos. Pick any of those you want sell in May be something you thought about or read. Recently the usual clue one way or another what they might wanna do. The browns you know I wonder at one and four here we're talking I still think there is a debate over Alan heard Arnold and I don't know who is at one but I do think it's very very real. That they could take Josh Allen with the number one pick even those so many think. It's Arnold I think it is still very much in question who they take but at number four. It becomes interesting because we know the giants control to and they continued quarterback they might not. Welcoming the browns signed Carlos hi they have they have a running game they've in they've mentally geared doesn't mean they're gonna take Barkley even if he's on the board. I mean I I think Barkley goes in the top four picks guys but there's a possibility you get to the browser they go button. Weekend basically pair. Bradley child who. On the other side with miles was the miles Garrett and what my gosh that pass rush we can because you know they have problems on defense last year and that would be interesting so I. I think the browns aren't really interesting situation it for no matter how the board fault there to have a all lots of options to either improve their roster or make a trade. Like that the browns have won and for a few started down that road reasonable thing and the browns at one and four and I thought it's actually because she and the browns have all when five. The delegate for that are trying to act I don't you like that idea to think about it for too long. That's a problem for a joke right if you think you have to think about it until you've the last communal. There's one in four is good for the browns and they have one in 32 should they have Poland five and. There's no going back to me that I could say in order is not gonna help little moments ago audiences Sam's clubs I'm sorry I missed. I'm sorry. It is there are Sally how Howell and how intricate you wanna get. Is there if the giants. Are interested in moving but don't wanna move all the way down to where you are they can you construct a scenario where it's realistic. For the bills to work out a trade. Between the browns and the giants in the bills where. I I get my hands on four to give the giants so white you get to two but what do I have to do for either team to make that realistic. Let guys seen this theory floated around I've seen people talk about it even people suggest that there are deals already being done in in the making in. You know agreed to a I I personally think that's very hard to do. There's a lot of moving parts there it's very complicated. And you'd have to kind of how every one in a way who you're thinking of drafting to doing that I think having Arab half Cuba it. You know because you're you're sitting there and you wanna make sure you can get the right guy you're doing this in giving up all these parts yes there is a way to do it. And I think the bills now you're talking about the bills now that we're with the bills went of that situation to widen. Do against them move I mean yeah. Look at the more I've thought about this. It's gonna take its gonna take a whole heck of a lot of the two I just don't know what's possible and you know my take another two moves and I don't know you can do that on draft night and you know as we talked about guys like you can't just say hey you're gonna trade up a Denver and that we're gonna trade. Giant to chew when they're on the clock like there's just so many things can happen you have to make sure that everything's going. The right way and you know the browns might mean the Broncos might not know they may say we can't trade that would not gonna go once reports that we see. Where one and two are so why would we trade make this deal so. I yes I do think there's a path to that simply give it relationships. You're talking about two teams the bills in the grounds that it made deals Tyrod Taylor. That have. Also made a deal never Dorsey was with Kansas City last year obviously there's a relationship there with this regime you're talking about cattlemen and beamed we know that relationship so there's any. Type of three team. Communications that could. Kind of be easy going easy year that would be it I just think it's way too complicated to really go down that road and get this thing and get something like that. I can't wait to the giants do it's almost equaled oh. I think I know what the bills are gonna do whether to have one of these guys that like the most and probably trade for trade up and draft mean whoever and whatever is. Possible I think. Many will be stunned but that's kind of what I expect we've talked about it to death I wanna know with the giants are and how the giants and up mean. Eli Manning there to Super Bowl rings. Argument for trying again with him keep back on the big that were trade that Ogletree. Just like let's just see if we can be good. Right now with the whatever else. And draft Barkley your Chubb implement and maybe he's great right away or look at the long term and I don't know me. They're GM is new there he's also 67 what do what is he supposed to be focused on the Null or the future. We guys know what I've said about this from the beginning I mean from the car on the from the copper mine haven't seen you guys. I don't think the giants are taking a quarterback I just don't think that particular GM. And with that team the way it's can currently constructed. And given the circumstances of his hiring in the fact that they're supposed to be better than they were last year. Is gonna take a quarterback that has to develop and wait and I've I've said all along they're gonna they're gonna take either. A really good player to help their roster or he's in a tree down to get multiple picks I think they plan on trying to win this year and if today you wanna do that. You don't take a quarterback I understand they have to at some point. You know address the issue because Eli Manning but. I I've I've maintained for two months the giants are taking a quarterback and I still maintain that although with the caveat that I do believe they might like Sam Arnold enough. If Josh Allen goes number one we take a which takes us back to what when you were out last week Mike and I said the Bulldog on the air. If your bills and even though you might not like Josh Ellen. I don't think you want to browse the ticket number one of the brown take browns take the number one. Arnold could very well go to and then three is going to be rosier mayfield subtly you're left with that situation we just talked about a little while ago. And as we wrap up your Ian Rapoport has that Josh Allen is with the bills today. Yes he's reporting that so he may make your visit with the bills today. Which is interesting because a lot of people have it's kind of set what ever met with Josh Allen yet so obviously don't likable here you go another meeting with them. On official reports that the bills have all kinds of like live weather channel feeds of other cities in the northeast just to show there were not the only one or it's miserable. A lot of places they've got to I've got a big screen up all the baseball both opponents Cleveland Boston Chicago. See where that gets some self thank you. Our guys a problem thank you.