Cole Beasley joins Bills owner and team president Kim Pegula and multimedia journalist Maddy Glab on the latest episode of "Bills Pod Squad," presented by New York Lottery.
Here are three takeaways from their conversation.
1. The reasons behind his career year
Despite missing the final game of the regular season due to injury, Beasley set career highs with 967 yards and 82 receptions in 2020. The production earned him a spot on the AP Second All-Pro Team, the first All-Pro nod of his career.
Beasley opens the interview, which begins around 10:30, by discussing how the loss to Houston in last year's playoffs was integral to the Bills' recent success and how his freedom in the offense, a tight-knit receiving room, and a family culture under Sean McDermott have made Buffalo a perfect fit.
"Everybody sees the stats and everything, but it's more than just statistical things," he says. "It's more than just playing. The family environment that they've established here is incredible. It's been wonderful for not just me, but my family as well."
2. The inspiration behind his music career
Beasley is a rapper as well as a football player and recently dropped a new song, "Sometimes". The discussion around his music career opens at the 20:00 mark, with Beasley sharing the origin of his music career, his song-writing process, how he finds time to record during the season, and his favorite rappers.
"It really just turned into something that gets me away from everything else," he says. "When I get in the studio, it will seem like 30 minutes and I'll look up at the clock and 30 minutes have gone by. Seriously. It's one of those things that just takes my mind off of everything else."
3. The secret behind those pregame tunnel videos
Those who follow the Bills on Twitter have become accustomed to seeing videos of Josh Allen breaking down the huddle with the offense before taking the field. In the background, a high-pitched voice yells "I love you Josh Allen" or, sometimes, "dad." (Check it out in the tweet above.)
"I call everybody 'dad,'" Beasley says. "It doesn't matter who it is."
Find the hilarious origin of this tradition around the 32:00 mark.