Matthew Fairburn, who covers the Buffalo Bills for NYUpstate.com (or Syracuse.com, or The Post-Standard, depending on which generation you belong to), joins Brian this week for a deep dive into life on an NFL beat.
Matthew discusses how he got the job as a Bills beat writer on a one-season trial, and what it was like for him to not only start a new beat at a paper, but to be dropped onto an NFL beat fresh out of college. Matthew and Brian talk about what it means to cover an NFL team with a digital-first mentality and also how to balance doing something different with your coverage while also giving readers the news they’re looking for.
Matthew also breaks down Josh Allen and gives Brian reasons to be optimistic about the Bills in the future.
As a bonus, Matthew reveals what he was supposed to be doing the New Year’s Eve when Doug Marrone quit as Bills coach.
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