Happy Hour Replay: Eric Wood on the Buffalo Bills' past, present and future
The Pro Bowl center spends an hour with Go Long to talk Bills-Patriots, Rex Ryan, today's NFL and he also explains that strange press conference to end his career
There may not be a better voice of reason on this generation of Buffalo Bills football than Eric Wood. He survived the leanest of lean years in team history, playing for seven different head coaches, before helping the franchise finally punch through with a playoff appearance in 2017.
Open, insightful and smart, Wood is now an analyst for the team today and always generous with his time at Go Long.
This week, he kicked it back on a Happy Hour to get into everything.
You can watch the full replay above. On the docket…
The looming Bills-Patriots showdown on Monday night. It doesn’t get bigger than this in early December. Are Western New Yorkers right to worry Bill Belichick could haunt them for another two decades?
That strange press conference to end his career. Wood never did get a full farewell. He explains why.
How the game has changed this season and why he still sees a lane for the lighter, faster Bills to win.
Why he believes it’s time for Ed Oliver to step up and be a player coordinators must scheme around. The Bills’ defensive line has been solid, not spectacular.
Is this the end of the road for guard Cody Ford? He thinks so.
The Rex Ryan Years. Ryan was as wild as you can imagine before games. Wood remembers players cranked up to a “10” before the Bills’ Week 2 loss to the Patriots in 2015… for better and worse.
When we report on mass dysfunction in a locker room, is that the case internally?
Wood also has a few thoughts on Brian Kelly’s rash exit from Notre Dame.
Thank you for joining and watching the replay, everyone.
Also, be sure to listen to Wood’s own podcast, “What’s Next?, right here.
Details to come, but I think we’ll have Steve Tasker locked in for next week. He’s up for the Hall of Fame again this year and actually popped on a Happy Hour last year at Go Long.