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Rockpile Report - 209 - 2020 Training Camp Preview Series: Offensive Line w/Clayton Garrett of the Cold Front Report

Rockpile Report - 209 - 2020 Training Camp Preview Series: Offensive Line w/Clayton Garrett of the Cold Front Report

June 23, 2020

It's a night of firsts, BillsMafia!

We start the show by celebrating our 5th anniversary, and follow it up with an announcement that will reshape the future of our podcast, and maybe even the future of humanity itself (but probably just our podcast)!

Then we welcome listener-turned-content-creator Clayton Garrett of the Cold Front Report in studio for the kickoff of our 2020 Training Camp Preview Series! This week, we're focusing on the offensive line - we dive into the makeup of the OL group, places we need to see improvement as camp gets underway, key position battles & more!

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Rockpile Report - 208 - ESPN’s Continuity Rankings & the AFC East

Rockpile Report - 208 - ESPN’s Continuity Rankings & the AFC East

June 18, 2020

The Bills are finally #1!

This week, we take an in-depth look at the recent "Continuity Rankings" produced by ESPN, and with our knowledge of what's specifically gone on from one roster to the next this off-season review the AFC East to get a better idea as to why all of the national pundits are finally pulling for Buffalo!

We also talk about what Zack Moss's signing means financially for the future of the Bills & RB, open up the floor to you as listeners to share your experiences with us & more!

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/29226084/we-ranked-nfl-teams-continuity-1-32-bills-chiefs-lead-way

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Rockpile Report - 207 - NYTimes Accolades & the 2020 Off-season w/Bills LS Reid Ferguson

Rockpile Report - 207 - NYTimes Accolades & the 2020 Off-season w/Bills LS Reid Ferguson

June 11, 2020
Drew is a father, BillsMafia!
 
We open the show with a discussion about the changes that have taken place in both our lives since our last podcast - some of which are more enraging than others, and result in a season long Seagrams Bet!

We also review our takeaways from McDermott's recent presser & are joined by Bills longsnapper & captain Reid Ferguson for a discussion about his off-season thus far - the ways COVID has impacted his personal life, his appearance in the NY Times, his brother being drafted to a division rival, summer workouts with new kicker Tyler Bass & more!
 
 
 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/01/sports/football/reid-blake-ferguson-long-snapper-coronavirus.html

Rockpile Report - 206 -  2020 Injury Outlook with Dr. Kyle Trimble of BangedUpBills.com

Rockpile Report - 206 - 2020 Injury Outlook with Dr. Kyle Trimble of BangedUpBills.com

May 27, 2020

The NFL Preseason is a go - but should fans worry about the health of their teams? 

We host Dr. Kyle Trimble for an in-depth discussion about the effects of a truncated off-season on injuries in the NFL. We dive into Kyle's knowledge of what it takes to avoid injury as an athlete at the NFL level, how that learning curve might be fairly steep, & take a deep dive into the concept that teams that according to fans are "snakebit" with injuries might just be poorly coached.

Then we take a look at the 2020 Buffalo Bills, and discuss how we see the team in terms of preparation for this shortened off-season & why we think they might be one of the NFL's most physically & mentally prepared squads to start 2020!

Our soft tissue injury episode from 2016!

https://rockpilereport.podbean.com/e/rock-pile-report-investigates-soft-tissue-injuries/

Articles mentioned in this episode

 

 

Twitter - @rockpilereport

Twitter - @bangedupbills

Rockpile Report - 205 - Expectations for 2020 with Matt Parrino of NYUpstate.com

Rockpile Report - 205 - Expectations for 2020 with Matt Parrino of NYUpstate.com

May 21, 2020
The National Media has lost it's MIND!
 
This week, we're joined by NYUpstate.com's Matt Parrino! We talk about Josh Allen's off-season workouts & how that stacks up with the effort being shown by his AFC East counterparts, and then talk about recent love we've received from the national media & how realistic expectations might stack up for the Buffalo Bills in 2020.
 
Then, we talk about this weeks COVID19 response updates from the NYS Gov't as they pertain to football & Matt's outlook on them as a professional football writer/content producer.
 
Twitter - @rockpilereport
Twitter - @mattparrino
 
NYUP & Syracuse.com YouTube page
 
Rockpile Report - 204 - COVID19: The Future of Sports in a Pandemic

Rockpile Report - 204 - COVID19: The Future of Sports in a Pandemic

May 13, 2020
One of our most researched podcasts, point blank & period.
 
This week we're joined by Ryan Lasal of RocSportsNetwork! We spend the early portion of the show discussing the Bills 2020 schedule & our takeaways in terms of difficulty, tailgating & more!
 
Then we take an in-depth & nuanced look at sports in a post-COVID19 world. We break down the NFL's dominance in US entertainment, the idea of & hurdles to executing sports seasons without fans across North America & what the future might look like for fans of the Buffalo Bills here in WNY!
 
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Twitter - @ryanlasal_RSN
Rockpile Report - 203 - 2020 AFC & AFC East Draft Recap w/Mark Schofield of The Scho Show

Rockpile Report - 203 - 2020 AFC & AFC East Draft Recap w/Mark Schofield of The Scho Show

May 6, 2020
The Bills draft might be over - but where do we stack up in the AFC?
 
This week we host draft analyst & host of "The Scho Show" Mark Schofield for an indepth look at the AFC & AFC East Draft classes & how the Bills stack up!
 
We dissect how each AFC East team outside Buffalo fared, including the Patriots & their confusingly defensive draft, the Jets decision to trust Gase to do something he's never done - develop an OL - and the Dolphins multitude of picks, some of whom might have gotten their asses handed to them by people currently wearing a Bills uniform!

We also handicap the AFCE race & discuss the future of the podcast!

Twitter - @rockpilereport

Twitter - @markschofield

Ken McCusick's Film Study Baltimore podcast

https://filmstudybaltimore.com/draft-recap-2020/

Rockpile Report - 202 - Buffalo Bills Draft Recap with WGR’s Nate Geary

Rockpile Report - 202 - Buffalo Bills Draft Recap with WGR’s Nate Geary

April 29, 2020

It's all over but the crying BillsMafia!

We have Nate Geary in studio, as is now tradition, to recap the 2020 NFL Draft! And it starts with some smack-talking about the leagues broadcast & shade-throwing at some of the GM's that graced the screen, because Drew is a petty man.

Then, we take an in-depth look at the Bills 2020 Draft Class - We touch on Drew's initial frustration over the Epenesa pick & how he's come around to the idea, our love of Moss & his potential to change the composure of our rushing attack, a QB that surprised everyone & more!

It's an insightful - for some Bills fans perhaps even a cathartic - conversation, that underscores how different things are now & how hopefully THIS becomes Buffalo's "new normal"!

Twitter - @rockpilereport

Twitter - @nategearywgr

 

AJ Epenesa vs Austin Jackson breakdown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0vP3CbuQVg

Rockpile Report - 201 - 2020 Draft Series: Wide Receivers with Brett Kollmann of The Bootleg Football Podcast

Rockpile Report - 201 - 2020 Draft Series: Wide Receivers with Brett Kollmann of The Bootleg Football Podcast

April 22, 2020

After of months of waiting, IT'S FINALLY HERE - the 2020 NFL Draft!

This week we host veteran draft/film analyst & virgin podcaster Brett Kollmann to break down the '20 WR Draft Class! We talk about the makeup of the class, the players he's high on & why, and his take on how the Bills should approach the position as we approach Josh Allen's inevitable contract year!

Then we talk about what a shitshow the 2020 NFL Draft itself might become, talk about how the media, draft analysts & GM's are handling the disruption,make our annual Draft Seagrams Bets & more!

 

Twitter - @rockpilereport

Twitter - @Brettkollmann

Youtube.com/Brett Kollmann

Subscribe to the "Bootleg Football Podcast" here or anywhere you download shows!

Find us on both Thursday & Friday nights of the draft streaming LIVE here:

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Rockpile Report - 200 - 2020 Draft Series: Defensive Ends w/Kent Lee Platte, Creator of the Relative Athletic Score

Rockpile Report - 200 - 2020 Draft Series: Defensive Ends w/Kent Lee Platte, Creator of the Relative Athletic Score

April 15, 2020
200 PODCASTS!
 
We hit a milestone Bills fans & DAMMIT if we don't feel like celebrating it! We open the show by waxing poetic on the last 5 years of our podcast, the experiences that it's afforded us and what we remember most in the process.
 
Then, in a show of growth, Drew opens up to the idea of *GASP* analytics, as we host Pride Of Detroit blogger/podcaster & creator of the "R.A.S System" Kent Lee Platte as we preview the DE's in the 2020 draft! We talk about how his system tends to identify players who succeed in the later rounds (where the Bills might be drafting DE's) by athletic profile & his takes on the class as they project as a whole!
 
Twitter - @rockpilereport
Twitter - @mathbomb (Kent's Twitter)
 
 

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