Bills’ Wood backs Ryan in relaying message to ownership
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. | Injured center Eric Wood has a message he’d like relayed to Buffalo Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula in regards to whether they’re considering making wholesale changes this offseason.
“This isn’t hockey,” Wood told The Associated Press, referring to the Pegulas who also own the NHL Buffalo Sabres, a team in the midst of a top-tobottom overhaul that had them finish with the NHL’s worst record in both 2013-14 and 2014-15.
“This isn’t like hockey where you scrap your franchise for a guy that you know is coming like an Eichel or McDavid,” Wood said, referring to Buffalo’s Jack Eichel and Edmonton’s Connor McDavid, the top two picks in the 2015 draft. “This is football. You can get a No. 1 draft pick, and the best guy on the board is a tackle that year, and a tackle doesn’t change your franchise.”
Wood, sidelined by a broken right leg, spoke while making his way up the tunnel on crutches following Buffalo’s 33-13 win over the winless Cleveland Browns on Sunday.