MMQB's Andrew Brandt joined John Murphy and Donald Jones on WGR-550 AM on Monday.
Brandt talked about the collarbone injury to Aaron Rodgers and Brandt's ties to Rodgers from his days in Green Bay, the effects of losing big quarterbacks and viewer interest, the Colin Kaepernick collusion case — and how the league's handling of anthem protests ties into it.
Bills special teamer Shamarko Thomas also joined Murphy and Jones, and he talked about the rush of learning a playbook on short notice, playing against the Bengals and the techniques that are needed on special teams, the difference between corner and safety. Thomas also talked about growing up "in the 757" like Bruce Smith, stories (and imitations) of Troy Polamalu and what drives Thomas to keep playing.
Finally, Bills insider Chris Brown joined Murphy and Jones to discuss the AC joint sprain Jameis Winston will test coming into Buffalo on Sunday, the potential of Ryan Fitzpatrick playing in the game, the status of the left tackle and right guard situations, the recovery of Jordan Matthews post-thumb surgery, where the Bills run game goes post bye week, and how much needs to be fixed in the Bills' offense.
Donald Jones: "When you look at this division, this division is wide open. I would say this team right now is a division contender."
John Murphy: "If they're going to be division contenders, they have to get through this injury situation."
Chris Brown: "Right guard — do we really have to be hemming and hawing about it in Week Six?"
Chris Brown: "I think they're in a situation if they get to Wednesday and [Matthew's] catching footballs — he's in a great position to play."
0:00-11:00: Coming out of the bye week, where do you see the Bills?
11:00-15:00: Sean McDermott audio
22:00-27:00: Discussion of AFC East, in particular defensive struggles of New England Patriots
34:00-46:00: Interview with Bills special teamer Shamarko Thomas
1:07:00-1:24:00: Interview with MMQB's Andrew Brandt
1:25:00-1:30:00: Jordan Matthews post-practice audio
1:52:00-1:58:00: Discussion of fumble/non-fumble in Jets-Patriots game
2:06:00-2:29:00: Interview with Bills insider Chris Brown