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Bills Today | How Matt Breida fits in with the Bills

Miami Dolphins running back Matt Breida (22) stands on the field before an NFL regular season football game against the Las Vegas Raiders on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020 in Las Vegas. The Dolphins won, 26-25. (Ric Tapia via AP)
Miami Dolphins running back Matt Breida (22) stands on the field before an NFL regular season football game against the Las Vegas Raiders on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020 in Las Vegas. The Dolphins won, 26-25. (Ric Tapia via AP)

1. How Matt Breida fits in with the Bills

Running back Matt Breida signed a one-year deal with the Bills over the weekend and met with the media over Zoom on Monday to discuss his new team. Breida said the Bills were one of his top options because of the team environment and their winning trajectory.

"You want to be part of winning team, a team you feel like that's moving forward towards the future," Breida explained. "I feel like the Bills are doing that. I'm excited to be a part of the team."

Breida has played in the NFL for four years with stops in San Francisco and Miami. During that time he has rushed for 2,156 yards and scored ten total touchdowns. He is happy to play whatever role the coaches think is best for him.

"I told the coaches I'm not a selfish player," Breida said. "I'm not one of those dudes who's worried about carries and getting the ball. As long as you're winning, that's all that matters. I think we have one goal in mind and that's to win the big thing. As long as we get to that goal, everything else will work itself out."

The running back spoke with wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and kicker Tyler Bass before signing with the Bills. Breida and Bass played together in college at Georgia Southern. Breida said Bass sold him on the team chemistry and culture in Buffalo.

"Just by him saying how much the coaches and team is very close," Breida said of his talk with Tyler Bass. "I feel like that's hard to find the NFL, I go back to my days when I was with the 49ers. I think that was a part of the big reason why we went to the Super Bowl and I feel like that's part of the big reason why the Bills had so much success last year going until the end of the season. They were one game away from the Super Bowl. I feel like they have the right chemistry, they have the right guys on the team. I think it's a good fit for me."

2. Why GMFB thinks the Bills have unfinished business

NFL Network's Good Morning Football aired a segment on Monday where the group chose a team who has the most unfinished business. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo believes the Bills have the most unfinished business out of any other team in the NFL.

"They make the playoffs a couple years ago with nine wins, then they get to double-digit wins and make the playoffs," Garafolo said. "Josh Allen is hitting, he takes the next step. They're so good on defense. They get to 13 wins this past year and get to the conference championship game. What's left? It's that slow, steady ascension. Now they have to capitalize on it."

Garafolo thinks this steady ascension has led them to be one step away from complete success.

"This is not just about being in the mix," Garafolo added. "This is about going places this Buffalo franchise hasn't gone in a long time. To me, this is the unfinished business for a team that if they're going to continue this slow ascension, there's only one step left for them to take and that's to make it to the Super Bowl."

3. Could the Bills select this player at No. 30?

Many mock drafts could have been ripped up after the blockbuster first-round trades that happened on Friday afternoon. With the Bills picking at No. 30, this might not shake too many things up for who's available late in the first round. In the latest PFF mock draft by Austin Gayle, he thinks an offensive lineman might be the best fit for the Bills at No. 30.

No. 30 – OT Dillon Radunz, North Dakota State

Radunz is a big riser up draft boards coming off his stellar performance at the 2021 Reese's Senior Bowl. He also earned 79.1 and 87.2 pass-blocking grades in his 2018 and 2019 seasons, respectively. The Bills already have starters at both left and right tackle in Daryl Williams and Dion Dawkins, but getting younger and cheaper at a premium position while adding depth is a good use of draft capital for a team with few holes and a soon-to-be highly paid quarterback.

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