On this episode of the future award-winning Talking Buffalo Podcast, it’s time for “Five Topic Friday” and Patrick Moran is joined by managing editor of Sports Gamers Online, Mike Straw to discuss five different topics, all Buffalo Sabres or Bills related.

In shocking fashion the Sabres sent shock waves through the organization this week by changing course and firing general manager Jason Botterill with an in-house replacement in Kevyn Adams, who’s never held an executive position prior.   The guys discuss the firing of Botterill as well as several other executives, scouts and player development coaches that got canned.

Of course, there’s also  the incredibly uncomfortable press conference via Zoom that featured rare appearances from team owners Terry and Kim Pegula where Kim more/less doubled down on her comments suggesting that they know more than the team’s fans.

Patrick and Mike both have takes on that as well as pointing out how this team is essentially yet again in rebuild mode despite the denials of both owners.

There’ a pair of Buffalo Bills topics on the table too, including a discussion about the quarterback position, particularly if Josh Allen has come close to his ceiling yet and if the Bills made a huge mistake by not upgrading the backup quarterback position in a year that saw several former starters hit the open market.

They finish off by discussing Sean McDermott, his quotable comparison between maintaining discipline and joining a gym as a New Year’s resolution, and how at this point Bills fans should be lucky to have him as head coach, especially in light of everything going on with the hockey team.

You can follow Mike on Twitter @MikeStrawMedia and if you’re a gamer, be sure to check out Sports Gamers Online.

Follow Patrick Moran on Twitter @PatMoranTweets.


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