05-19 Bills GM Brandon Beane on the John Murphy Show.mp3


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It is John Murphy show presented by NAPA Auto Parts John Murphy Donald Jones and joining us in studio and is familiar scene now and hers and happy to have the general manager Randy and being with us. On behalf of Governor Cuomo in the state in New York with a thank you for all the jobs you created over the last week didn't get put forward no greater New York State right now. I think I voted him into it hurt permanently to. And osment fund I mean a lot of good guys even some of the guys that we haven't hired it's been a fun process just to get to know the character some of these men. Which which I put a lot of emphasis 77 days. Bet and the Jabber at least are Buffalo's six hires more to common feature excellent yet Borg but let's talk about some of the tires you've made in the those personnel department analysts let's work backwards let's. Start with yesterday when you named a couple of national scouts' first of all explain priority should be good exactly what a national scout those. So a national scout is he's he's an overseer east check and over the week on the over the top scouts have we ever area scouts that we divide up. By region. And the and we do we have two that will split the country. And that's that's going to be their job they're gonna split up. And will do that we haven't we have mandated that I've seen teams go east and west of him going north and south. Will work its some of them are more familiar with certain schools in certain area but basically it's the second looked on in the area scout. And when they make their look than they're given it to Joseph Shane and myself and Brian gain of art. Are you definitely do need to come to school next don't worry about going to this school we get that again as we thought. Is that dumb. And on the ground like they traveler that he had sixty boxes or buffalo or no I don't know they had they will travel though they'll work firm from their area. And they're they're just like a scout their scalp their travel will be more the spend more time on a planes that probably cars because. They could have to cover from the east to the West Coast. We divided up. Let's talk about the big guys a name yesterday Marvin Allen comes to the of those 24 years experience that pretty much extensive experience for I was thrilled. Marvin. Kind of popped up late. Joseph and on Sunday and have a lot of names that we're going through and Marvin was not want him he was at the time college scouting earth Kansas City. And they were having some changes there Schwab and some things around and I got word that they would potentially let him out. They were gonna reorganize their deal and and Marvin. Was the college scouting director in Kansas City so to give him as a national scout. Is can be great he's been with the patriots the falcons the chiefs and now now the bills that's like a lifer scouting idea 24 year yes it is the the other national scout hired yesterday Brian Adams what can tell us about so I letter from they were Brian. Brian and I had some Carolina ties I don't think for a restaurant 2002. And he left around late Ernie nude first decade of the two thousands and became the assistant director for the new New Orleans Saints. He says they have some changes he left and his most recently in area scout the cowboys so this was back a step offered him he played in the NFL he did not. We you know had to know. A kind of wanna do it. That to them we can debate that is does but I wanna get back to just the process the entire process after the blessed so meetings and you had to area scouts these guys will go out. You've had your list of you know guys around the country and is there are more of an emphasis on going to like the smaller school guys. Because the big schools and you're gonna see these guys on TV and everything the of course you're gonna go see those guys would just trying to get out to every small school out there it is. Find that engine. Yea you know it's important to do your research and the guys will be doing that this summer. Of what you can't make every small school so where are their some guys and it's most of these guys have done that last year you is you've checked around schools. Hey we don't really having my this year but next year we've got this wide receiver this you know he's kicking terror this defense of Lima. So make sure you get back through your there's a lot of talk the best for the blast of guys really help the blessed to have guys main job is to get to all those small schools. And make sure that they have. You know vetted him out and see if there is anything there that we need to take a look at. The week you look at small schools are this small schools out there that are comment traditionally. Putting out talent putting guys into the NFL's achieved typically we needed osu school even though they might not had to be saying they haven't. It varies you know there there are times when there been some small schools that have. You know back then they Boise was a smaller school and they and they build an up and have advanced but they were but now some players mean at. There's been some junior colleges that if you had some great players. Santa Monica junior college and Steve Smith and Chad Johnson's name on it says there are some different schools I don't think it's. Always the schools always put an amount I think it varies some tendency they've ignored Ron Mercer coach. That was when her coach and our level had some connections. Which bring him beat the bills that general manager talking about the scouting department personnel staff visit comes together. Earlier yesterday you announced late dots in the assistant director of college scouting again an extensive resume than any was he was way up in some personnel department right. Yes lake you know one of the things you you pursing electro lake is he did play. Good college player Notre Dame play in the league. Brings experience worked his way up from them from the bottom of the personal ranks became a VP of player personnel for the titans. Most recently. They had some changes a few years back but and he immunity he went to Cleveland after that became an area scout. But lake actually interviewed for several Gian jobs. You know in his history and and brings a wealth of experience talent and he's a good man as well and he's gonna work or force he's assistant rector college QB assistant director colleges are director Alice down we don't have one right now but it is positioned to refill its a position that we may feel we're still up in the air. I've always believe you don't put some money in the seat if if if that's not what you want to and there are some options out there I think I mentioned early you can't always the guys that contracts have. Targeted a few guys still massage and what's can be available or not but. It we have enough experience if we decide not to fill it with Joseph and Brian and myself and some of these other guys that have been in the seat. To cover that we would be fine how valuable is it to have former players. Meaning you can't replace that you know a guy and I think that brings the respect. Before you even you pull out their scouting that that they have played in what looks like. But they still have to do the work there's a lot of players that think they wanna get in scouting and in it sounds. Glamorous and all that but then you realize all the days on the road nights in the hours. These guys like lake have. Not only done at night and talked the talk they've walked the walk and can replace that. I don't think it's so glamorous at all replete with them whatsoever and you don't glamour part what I think just you know the fantasy football world of picking players in drafting error but it's all hype about the draft. But think of all the work that goes into before you actually get to draft. Those guys work apps I've seen him I've seen how they work they drive around in. Various colleges in the middle of the week all by themselves for the most part it there's there's nothing glamorous at all its planes trains and automobiles. It's it's a lot of nights on the road. Specially when you have families it's tough. And you know these guys have added. Have all mean littered literally got more experience than ever thought I'd do it in this for Ron and it's like you know you're going to schools that are like literally in the middle of nowhere to like schools you never heard of these guys are driving into these games you don't bump into some of these schools you have to hit it try to grow there it. Our with Brandon being bills general manager talking about the structure of his personnel department earlier this week you named Lee Boyd as director of book pro personnel. Talk about that role and and how you envision enrollment in your personal structure. So bleak he brings a lot of experience I've told you guys just like players line lime and all of linemen that are. Tackles and gorge versatility flexibility. More leaks and no one. But just like lake had done prone college Malik has done pro and college he cut his teeth in the college game. Steve time. Who gave me great recommendations said you know what this guy needed to see what office looks like. Seeded Dayton did that the dynamics of you know players' contracts and things like that leeches in the league has not been exposed to a lot of but he knows what it looks like. He's been an assistant pro rector Arizona and he brings in a great experience. In he's got a bright star bright future. I wondered does. In Europe viewed as Europe pro personnel department bureau director even to big to advance scouting or result just looking into potential free agent yet. He'll do at all do advance scouting hill who also teach you know we're gonna have three scouts underneath and so. I just like we grow and develop players that's part of his role that I talked about grow and develop. The guys underneath him so the US Capitol Hill advance he'll teach him the younger guys that we have if they have not advance before. I'm how to do that obviously I'll have a short list ready and we have injuries and is here now training camp in the season. You'll be monitoring practice squads. Other team's practice squads. You know we have to look for any avenues to get the best players took it will constantly trying churn the bottom of our roster. Over the years I've I've got and some in pro scouts advance scouts and it's funny it's not funny but its interest in to observe them they do a lot of the work in the 45 minutes for kick off yet ripe yet they're talk about that you've you've probably from a hundred. Percent you know your their job is to know the if you know the opponent that we're gonna play you know in in the coming weeks and they've done a lot of research on him. They're out there watch and pregame whose warming up is anybody not what's the you know this has been on the injury report is look like he's gonna play this week well. They've got to let our coaches know hey he was inactive this week. But I did see him run around he looked pretty good. You should expect him to play next week so it's important for them to be at the game their time and how quick. They're coming out of the huddle when they're she you know when they're snapped in the bar this happened before twenty seconds before ten sacks on the run it down how many times really checked and they're looking for all the signals that are going on trying to pick up in accusing clues it's a big job to help you know to be very important for for Sean and his staff. But and laughs so people know what's the object I believe is to supplement the coach's video right so yes coach's video it's cut pretty tight you don't see what goes on between Stan. A 100% you need to be there to fill the game understand there's things have happened in the game that you may not know just from watching the film are you may have to do more research so. They're filling in all the cracks. That you did the tape itself doesn't bring because there's not volume national. There's not the weather necessarily mean sees snow and things but it may be a windy day that you could tell was windy necessary take. Brenda Song Donald and some of the guys in the office I actually know. Pro scouts in their role as advance scouts. And he's I don't we're talking about radio shows but they told me that yet if the if the team is my teams playing the jets. I'm listening to the jets radio station and reading the newspapers. Do what they're saying in the week leading up to we're just trying to collect information is that part of it. 100%. And you'll see these guys most them with your phones then they've got you know one of the local. You know air game going on to whatever radio station it is in their listen because there's nuggets pace such and such. He's new he's missed this or he was doing this a practice a week or they said he's. 80% and we back there's all sorts of nuggets that you can give it and you wanna you wanna have your antenna for anything. Courts I am curious and you're still got work to do assembling your step but. Com or some of the scouts and most impressed you when your years in the league is there anybody. As a pro scout maybe that you thought this guy really doesn't right he's like the model for what I'd like microscopes to. Well Brian gain was probably the guy that I had a target on. For whatever role like he did Brian is you know as you know winning rumor our VP of player personnel right. And the great thing about Bryan is he's been in this division he was with the jets he he was actually on the jets' roster one point name turns down. Was that the cowboys and dolphins and then they're much recently with Texans but. Who's you know assault Bryant talked ball within. Brian is so deep tailed. With every single thing and he sees like me almost will be an OCD about it but. He just. He's a pros pros he was a guy always had mild. Brendan now three days of OTAs wrapped up by yesterday any here and by the way I saw Brian on the sidelines I saw. Joseph chain and the silence you guys are get to know your team are there any initial observation you from first three days of counties. You know not individually as players I think guys are making plays and guys are settled and then bit. I liked what was going on yesterday Sean did a good job they had they worked on. Some game management situations this fourth down OK it's going to be third and six at this for a clock it. Punt team be ready Phil both team be ready. And there was a couple of errors Cobb mistakes again and go home and it's good to go hitting get that those guys thinking about the situations because we get to campus can be more important to be ready for those enough thought. There will again Sean jumped them a couple times which I thought was necessary but the more they do with the more than rip at the better nobody when we fall. How much can you do it on an evaluation of a group or even just an individual player in the time like this when they don't have pads and they're just around the sort of yeah I think the skills it's easier right now to you know you can see the speed you can see the full word you can see the vision of of Leno show on the court cut through there. You know the linemen that the with the rules the way they are then no pads you can see their athletic ability the you know or limited athletic ability. But you're not gonna see the tenacity to fire. The power. You know all those things that you look for in a tight is really important this guy can be great receive ref seen it before have been full this guy's kicking tail and may and June. But when we get to August has a tight end he still got to build a block and hold the point of attack can handle the end. And so we're gonna find that a lot. It things receivers in the same blame me I mean you look good right now until you get into it. You know to lie in this like put the pads on guys actually on your back and everything and can't test yet they dropped passes so. Yes this is so different wanted him to Taliban were impressed by just in general overall tempo. And pace in almost intensity of just you know 33 vote TH yesterday you could see them. Yeah you know one of things shown talked about here was. He wasn't fired up about some things you saw in the in last year's practices for a month and you know I'm I'm used to what we had Carolina so I've not been able to see some of that but so you look back and look at video when you write you know I'm pretty sure we're back with the lashes speedy justice seated you know the tempo and and everybody's got their on the Sante shot but. You know Shawn is a detailed guy you know he knows he's gonna want everything regiment and out. We're gonna bam bam we're we're knock me walk around the field were were run from the history go to this trio from this period this period. He gonna see that that's that's how he's wired and that's what he's used to. Hamas or few guys did this down in and Carolina believe you guys and during training camp practice against other teams. Is that something that you would like to bring up here when I was here we didn't do it and ours I wanted to because I get tired of practicing against loan does yet. You know what. We did it to a few years you with the Miami we didn't last season but. When I was a Carolina we actually set it up they're going to be scrum engine the titans. We to pre season. So it is something that our addition it's important of who what team you're partnered up with. You know you don't want to some are you playing this news and during the season. I'm also is that coach can align with your values of making sure we're protecting the quarterbacks you don't want anybody get hurt you wanna have good work. And you gotta make sure both coaches. Talk to their teams. There's no fighting if if you (%expletive) me is just pointless. You use you give people hurt in its a waste of air buys time but you can get some very good work if both teams are focused and disciplined. When you're going throughout the course of training camp and then all of a sudden now we have another team that was in the scrimmage we're gonna practice against them. Do you see the intensity kind of take up because in training camp once you get in a week week and a half. There's like men this hot president has the same guys you might see the intensity kind of died down but if you bring another team in DC comic the government. It is in most definitely does it feels more like a game others competition to it even more Ottawa this cash on me up. And two it lets us see who can step up along you know this is the first chance to really see that and you know also. Maybe I'm left tackle bombing going against the team we've gotten maybe he's not as good as the guy here let me see now you know or or maybe our guys SP guy and he's got to face a power. How does he just. And seed meaning you you'll see how guys react differently you know twos there. Brit thing it's Guam and some people. Cells because my follow a mile away thanks random repurchase.