Bills Pre-Draft News Conference with GM Brandon Beane and Coach Sean McDermott

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Monday, April 16th

Bills GM Brandon Beane and Coach Sean McDermott discuss the upcoming draft

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All right let's deal was get this thing role here. In Seattle. I. I. You. You know not gonna really get in the Richie he's on the reserve retired. List which is not a part of our nine and roster that's. You know this room where there. Is the type of butter anybody up. They decide they want a better football. They have suit requests through the commissioner to be reinstated. You know it's elegant humble thing if memory you know you're tired so. Yeah he would have to be reinstated. He he he he said he contacted human innings on an entire. A lot of it is Aaron what do you make of it's social it's. I don't think. Elements really that time and services. Let's leave it as it is and and really Shaw like to focus on a unit draft question cheek or the players that are here on the on the nine men. Use. Tell me what does that influence. Does he apparently measurement. For right. You've been discussed about who know there's a lot of holes that you. Yes or no I don't mean. Yeah I think related 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 release 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 and the work that apparently been put and since the players says. Left us X nine months ago. Really we've getter in the right that starts really today. Oh. Calls old. He hasn't players' view you weren't as Batman and less. You are received. Error when an entry correct. So there's there's a difference does exist and. Every year's different in the NFL that's partly it's. Every every team is different so you've really got to start over. They want and that's what you do today our players. You know worked extremely hard and appeared. And at a meeting. And coaches were prepared staff was ready ago. 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 that everyone in this building it. Was ready to go from the thirst from the first. Mean that the players want to lose more. Hello could you words. The flight. Yeah I mean. We haven't finalized their physician about. We're pretty close. I would say we have some we have it down to some clots in Domenica. Several the peace in the third rounds making this up 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 just kind of one back watch film if they were all three air 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 where their final resting place will be so to speak about. That's kind of what we're doing now scouts here and work. Basically just going around and trying to settle some arguments in a room. How each of us these guys but. It would. We're yeah. I mean we're we're we're pretty close. There but. Now that's finalized this. Did you. Right. You can you've got to have franchise quarterback he used. That's one of the main jobs. Of a GM is too. To fund a franchise quarterback is quarterback will be saved every single time you have to apple. Yeah. What's hello field. Please tell me until her in doing. 18. Who. Along that. All right thank you say like yeah I hear you say wegmans LG's. 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 necessary asking 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 them. People care that's all you can ask for. And I get the question is fair and tool we can stand up here and say. It's somebody that we currently have our roster or some might not our roster we're gonna get that question that's fair. Use cruise industry success it. Yes. You know there's a lot of good players in this draft and that was the big thing a movement from 21 to twelve. The natural assumption I get it. Is their move enough to get a quarterback that he 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 all our draft for the players that we seek would. Available there. You know getting out here. Well you play every. Murders are treated according to act what's. This culture. Don't think hey every workday. And pastries are enough. Patchy. Dress that. 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're constantly having to adapt adjust. I cannot categorize it may be crazy like okay. We lost that player he's down it's like Geico now for injury what's our next best avenue who's out there. Yeah he can't help it and you know we're always gonna continue to try and fill those roles we tried to do some saying things in the draft you know we brought in. Marshall's new house and and Russell vote on. So we did. Phil Koppel those and then we got some guys on the roster that we're 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 meaningful football till September. And that's our job is to make sure we have the best 53 man roster. And after the last per she's. Yeah you definitely job jail specifically like Hitler like. When you look at least present when he compared the guys he had around him couldn't wait. We want to make sure we get right you wouldn't see well also missing was thrown the right talent things like that to. Do you weigh that particular the numbers they look at itself. Yeah 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 that goes into a fight winning college quarterbacks. Is a much harder job at a by away pro quarterbacks. With systems. Those talent level. You know you've got some teams that are all spread some you know some conference's play great defense some some dolls. 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 reports. Your thoughts go. You know. No Billy right away it was a general thing ask better. Do you subscribe to it and sometimes perhaps my ethics act sooner things you want bruises. I've been busy it goes straight Linear line. 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 and this year we're trying to get more but. It doesn't always happen for various reasons it's a competitively Johnson earlier this is 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 fit 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. That still holds true as we sit here today on. Waves. Through is that. It work for all hope. Is that these. Please. What is these particular meetings. 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 and you let 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 any just you know just today heard her in that weekend now last week in. Here. You know we're always looking to improve our roster everywhere 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 they'll work they put in this offseason and also the offensive staff and special teams he coaches have been hard at work. Fining out and building on what worked what didn't work and then trying to improve what we're doing systematically in schematic as well. Free agency it's been addressed at all of those meetings and passing that there. But it was a little. Well 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 in 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 teams it's 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 these get those guys that put him. 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 in 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 building the team again. And certainly that we wanna continue to add talent. So I'm not one that's gonna turn down good football players. It's angel's. Situation entry. I don't. Yeah we did have a team we it has some communication is able we got back and to this are satisfied with where that is. You know the biggest thing right now it is. Where we go moving forward and how similar forward. It listened. People people go through situations. Like I said before is disappointed. The biggest things we talk about it. Come appoint all agree to move forward and I'm excited about the future for. You. You you can't do it. Mark yeah. 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 eight years. Proud that 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 we'll do that through the first couple rounds. So 122253. Cents. Quote. The that you're able to walk one. Nothing just order them like like yes it close on sale order on how we would select them. All there you know if we were local Cleveland Browns that one. What you're. 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. Did a good job and we were able Adam you know he's got it 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 and find 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 familiar with the new scheme and system and so that I was excited. Ellis could see today's as we move for its toughest. 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. Dating 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. Ams out there work when everybody else naturally wars that focus right now is on the draft. Actually making radio program being certain team. You got roses actress. 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 serve Joseph Shane or you know Terence gray one of the guys that's. Now 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 they're registered and that that's generally how would start and then if it if it leads to pay they are there is an interest. That I would go to jail. Oh. Mo split. This is an awkward. Or is quite. Glossy. That's related million listeners and oh this one. Traders pool please read. Yet nice bottle. You think about it all the time even when you know think about it. Beaches were competitors and you know you wanna win every pick you know warm 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 has probably the same thing as guys it. He's looked at him and be great fit for us and yet. Here is over yet. 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 me anxious do the work. I feel good about the work. And that if you do work generally issue fall in place. Those you know I think there's a million. All of that after. You know as it did that pat. 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 don't ask wirelessly. Took a lot of them. Shocked I don't hold true. Give us great charisma. All our view at this stage he's sort of plot competition there we're right. And approach. Dog is very different sort of obsessive. I mean there's Victor is something to be set for content idea I just tell you honestly long time it'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 Adam. Mitchell right. The leadership he's shown. Haven't been together you know very long day. Previous to today leadership he's shown that leadership Jordan mills show. The undocking free and back these guys stepping up that's what you policy they understand. Now what's at stake Aniston and opportunities well then stepped up. Increased their leadership influence I've been nothing but impressed with him. It's in the county. These days like days and the giants law excuse me six. When they hear this. One. You and you hate and at all to. At least we. 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 blessing I wanted to do was be swayed by anything from outside and I keep again I get a fair question but no analyst. There was. I. It is. 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 in. You know I did it. You know you'd love to come out of here with a guy you felt good with it can do that but even if we don't mention it earlier. We don't play meaningful football till September. We will will find an answer. But it. It is those rules were addresses the. I had heard that he just said it. That's on the record they've necklace so. Thanks so obviously good for the next ten days Jerry. No I mean listen. Every draft. I I take this is no different I did it I really do but were twelfth and I don't know what's going to be their twelve I don't know what quarterback will be there I don't know for worn up or down and that's that's that's really how it is as I sit here. You and whoever races are trading at first 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 out. And so. Again I think I'll lose sleep every year porn draft speeches your always gonna have polls are always it'll make your roster more competitive and better and that's the thing. We wanna 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. Knows it as. Or I need this. People who don't know how you actually feel. A friend tell you life. He curves it real life outside as a. Yeah it then confidently 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 either third rounder who ever at any such linkages. I think it's it's bad form and accused you'd. Here's competitively hurt yourself anything you can do. To competitively hurt yourself news is bad so we keep it pretty close of this. Well yeah. The wrong. Burning a hole. Last year. Her hear his. In terms of the draft or that certain. 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 but probably the biggest thing that was. A firm under fair fight for me was. You know that you wanna 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 it. You know and don't have. Maybe some you know. Their act together off the field in your tent did take those players. And you know so and so I was reminded how important that is. As we went through a process lecture. That hockey football quarterbacks I'm. 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 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. And the conversation begins. Treating it really something as early as how my tour board meetings or relief that's it just does happening to them we W me. They weren't where there. 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. They tell you that was before the owners' meetings. I would say that doesn't happen very often but it did. Most of they have disclosed. I guess. Very good home record doesn't it and you don't always have the same things are very. You know. I don't really again. Cookies and 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 feel 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. At week's identify these guys pay go find a little bit more about this guy how does he learn best disease fit what you do can he learn here our system and and you think he's gonna figure position meeting room. Again I think we've now we we. Almost finished all those which helps but. It's a total team effort. And Shawn Larsen out here point out all the answers we don't get to the answers without all that work. And I think it'll 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's.
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