Buffalo Bills Make Announcement Regarding Play-by-Play Duties
The Buffalo Bills are less than three weeks away from the first training camp practice at St. John Fisher University.
Rookies report in only 12 days, with the veterans a week after that. We're getting very close to another Buffalo Bills season.
The Bills still have one of the best rosters in the NFL but because of that ugly divisional round loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in January, they are flying more under the radar than 2022. Some in the national media even project the Bills to miss or nearly miss the postseason, which sounds crazy, but it goes to show how much of an influence that playoff loss gave.
The Bills will have to start the 2023 season without their longtime play-by-play man.
The team announced today that Chris Brown will continue as interim play-by-play man for the Bills in 2023, as John Murphy continues to recover. He suffered a stroke seven months ago and while he's doing better, is still not well enough to continue on as play-by-play man.
This doesn't mean he won't return during the season, according to the Bills press release.
Health is the most important thing here and Murphy should take as long as he wants. Having Brown helps tremendously, as he has been around the team for 20+ years.
Murphy took over as play-by-play man for Buffalo after Van Miller's retirement in 2003. Before that, Murph was color commentator, which is a role that former Bills center Eric Wood now holds. Alex Van Pelt and Mark Kelso were two former color commentators for the Bills, before Wood took over.