John Murphy Show Recap: Thurman Thomas weekly visit, Chris Brown practice updates, Ramon Humber and more - The Buffalo News
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John Murphy Show Recap: Thurman Thomas weekly visit, Chris Brown practice updates, Ramon Humber and more

Hall of Famer, Bills Wall of Famer and weekly guest Thurman Thomas joined John Murphy and Donald Jones on WGR-550 AM on Wednesday.

Thomas talked about receiving a high volume of touches similar to LeSean McCoy (403 being his highest in Buffalo), this year's nominees to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the 25th anniversary of the 49ers-Bills "no punt" game, transitioning to a power football team later in his career in Buffalo, the importance of dynamic backs for young quarterbacks, and the trust Andy Reid put in his young back post fumble.

Bills Insider Chris Brown opened the show to preview the Panthers-Bills game, Bills practice and the threat of Cam Newton. Brown noted that because of his size, Newton is able to shrug off blitzers and make plays with his arm and his feet. Brown also discussed the potential contribution of new Bills linebacker Jelani Jenkins to the team, citing Lorenzo Alexander's age and potential for Jenkins to be a solid backup for Alexander.

Local high school coach (and former NFL player) Derek Landri joined the show. Landri talked about his time playing in the NFL in Jacksonville and how he brings that experience to his coaching at St. Joe's. Landri talked about the importance of giving back and how St. Joe's allows him to do that. Finally, they discussed prep for the game this Friday, which will be called by Chris Brown and Donald Jones and the presence of Jim Kelly's nephew on the team.

Linebacker Ramon Humber also joined Murphy and Jones, and he talked about the challenge of bringing down Cam Newton.

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John Murphy Show — Sept. 13, 2017

Quotable

Chris Brown on threat of Cam Newton: "After being around NFL players for about 20 years I'm not overly impressed with 'big people,' but when you stand and see Cam Newton you're like 'wow, he's carved out of granite.' If you have a safety blitz and Jordan Poyer is hanging off him this week, he could still make a play."

Thurman Thomas on the backups that were heroes in the "Comeback Game": "It was great to see those guys finally get respect in Buffalo."

John Murphy: "We might be looking at the peak of LeSean McCoy's career."

Donald Jones: "LeSean McCoy will go down and go out of bounds before he takes a hit ... for this year, 27 touches a game is where they need to be, as long as it's not just him running the ball."

Ramon Humber on tackling Cam Newton: "You gotta wrap him up ... and hope help is coming."

Rundown

0:00-12:00: Interview with Chris Brown, updating on practice and previewing Panthers

12:00-38:00: Discussion of McCoy's touches and if he can sustain the projected 450-plus touches for the year

41:00-44:00: Audio from Wednesday's Bills availability on Jelani Jenkins

54:00-59:00: Was Cam Newton's 2015 a flash in the pan?

1:04:00-1:30:00: Thurman Thomas weekly segment

1:34:00-1:40:00: Interview with LB Ramon Humber

1:45:00-2:00:00: Interview with St. Joe's Derek Landri

2:15:00-2:30:00: Audio from post-practice

2:42:00-2:48:00: Fake news/real news

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