On this episode of the Moran-Alytics Podcast, Patrick Moran interviews the greatest kicker in Buffalo Bills history. Steve Christie joins the podcast for an extended 40 minute interview.
The two discuss Christie growing up in Canada playing soccer before starting to kick for his high school football team. It ultimately led to a scholarship at William & Mary for college and Christie continued on to the NFL, signing with the Tampa Bay Bucs as a rookie in 1990.
After two losing seasons in Tampa, Christie’s career took a major arc when he signed with the Bills in 1992. Christie recounts the call he got from Bill Polian that convinced him Buffalo was the right fit, and what it felt like competing with the very popular Scott Norwood during training camp. Not only did Christie win the job, he went on to become the Bills all-time leading scorer.
Christie spends considerable time talking about his nine-year Buffalo career, including the crazy, emotional 32 point comeback against Houston in the playoffs, of which Christie nailed the game-winning overtime field goal. He also talks about his Super Bowl record 54-yard field goal against Dallas, the pain of losing to Tennessee in the playoffs and offers great insight into several former teammates, including Andre Reed and Jim Kelly.
Immediately after that Moran is joined by Joe (@BuffaloWins) for another “Run-In With Joe” segment. Joe offers his thoughts on the Bills cutting Kelvin Benjamin, Josh Allen’s progress, the Buffalo Sabres recent mini-slide and closes with a take on WWE champion Daniel Bryan, who’s enjoying a nice heel run.