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"Simply the best of the best and getting ready for the big December twenty nine showdown the peach bowl when it's forty Gators. Take on the wolverines. Michigan Alex marvez is with us. So you got to the ball game. We thought you get to how depressing. Moon kickoff on a Saturday. The only thing, you know. I guess the only redeeming thing is for those fans are going to be in attendance is at the Chick-fil-A inside the Mercedes Benz dome will be open since it is Saturday. That's all I can really think of. But hey, you know, what Georgia couldn't get the job done? I can go back to hating the BULLDOGS, and you know, that is what it is. And look at least it's a, you know, a significant ballgame. It's okay, man. Whatever I I wanted to get to the Kyla Murray situation right now later, we'll find out whether he wins the Heisman or not figure it's going to be a close vote with him into a. If Cuyler Murray who suddenly has hedging a little bit. He seems to be hedging a little bit after this glorious season. He added Oklahoma. If Tyler Murray would say, you know, what throw my name in the draft at five ten one hundred seventy five pounds. Where do you think he would go probably mid rounds? You know, I think there'd be a team potential. I could see a niche for him as well. And the question is is he open to a position change is someone who could potentially be used as a jack-of-all-trades type of player you can deploy him in the slot. You can use them on returns. You can give them the football in the backfield. Obviously, he would bulk up some, you know, when he comes to the NFL, so we'd get I wouldn't get taller, but he'd get heavier to be able to take some hits. And listen, maybe some team doesn't vision him playing quarterback as the NFL continued to evolve as a league and the prototype of what used to be the prototype. That's six foot five two hundred thirty five pound passer in the pocket while we see fewer and fewer of those not to say that they can't continue to have success Philip rivers. But you know, that all that being said, I listen to the young man loves football. That's great. But I just don't know if you can truly expect him to be a quarterback at the NFL level. Because you know, if he does run he's gonna take some hits, you know. I I think unlike Lamar Jackson who's got a little size, and I think we'll get bigger in an NFL program with another off season. You know, I think a more like RG three who is just a very slight guy and he's in RG threes even bigger than Conor Murray. And he couldn't withstand the pounding in the NFL, and obviously is is foundering as a Baltimore Ravens third string quarterback or second-stringer. So that's all look a collar Murray. But it doesn't take away any of the college accomplishments. The guy's amazing. Let's talk a little bit about a big weekend in the NFL. Sunday night football. The Rams at the bears. Gobert this is this is an intriguing game that we know who the Rams are. We've seen it over the last couple of years. Do we really know who the bears are for Bisky you'll be back? What do you expect to see Sunday night? Yeah. I mean, look this. This was interesting because I think we talked about this last week potential trap game with the New York Giants, right? And you know, looking ahead toward the Rams chase Daniel at quarterback. And they're the giants. They're not very good and they're not going anywhere fast. And I get all that and the bears got caught. Right. And and it ends up costing you know, it's a pretty costly victory. Because this was a team that you know with the saints losing could've moved up wrong. When it comes to the battle for home field advantage throughout the postseason. Listen with the way that the NFC north of shaken out. I mean, we can pretty much pencil in the bears win or lose against the Rams as being the division champion. But it's I think it's just a good statement game on on a couple levels number one is going to give us a chance to show where see where Mitchell Trubisky is at and you know, Mitchell now and always been out for a couple of weeks. But he's practiced all week. He's not even listed on the injury report. He's good to go. So we have another chance to evaluate him against a very good Rams defense to see is he truly ready for prime time. And we also get the type of matchup that I think, you know, the old school style railing great offense against great defense. And that's the thing that I think. Is so fun about it. This bears defense already has thirty takeaways. They lead the NFL with a plus twelve turnover differential not gives a fewer yards on first downs. Then the Chicago Bears. Interestingly enough, I believe that the Los Angeles Rams average the most yards on burst downs in the NFL at seven point one yards a pop so something's gotta give on Sunday night. And I I think that's the part is the Rams and the chiefs where they're going to both be running up and down the field putting up gobs a point. I think this one will be a much more competitive game. I I think it's an awesome showcase for what we may see in the postseason. Although I get the feeling the bears are gonna have to come to southern California rather than the Rams making a return trip cross country. Well, let's also think about the weather. It's not exactly going to be LA, very, this is shy town. We're talking about in December cold, I know rigid. You know that might have an effect on the game four short definitely with golf. You're right. Well, see here. But this is the beauty right now to the way that the playoffs are shaping up for the Rams, right? You know, you don't have to worry about this stuff in January. Because if you if New Orleans gets that home field advantage will at least you're plan inside a dome, right? The Dallas Cowboys the same thing if it's inclement weather, you know, that Jerry world's going to have that roof. Shut the only team you have to worry about finishing twelve and four potentially getting you know, that home field advantage above the Rams would be the bears, but it will take a Rams collapse. You look at the schedule. I believe on paper. Does he easiest schedule. I threw three eighty two winning percentage the rest of the way. So that's obviously something that's really exciting for them. They may be able to coast a little bit in the final week or two of the season depending upon how New Orleans fares and Orleans doesn't have as easy a schedule going ahead. I mean, they gotta get past Tampa Bay a team that's freedom three straight times. So I think but for for Jared bring a sweater I understand, but I don't, but again, the beauty of it and with the Super Bowl being in Atlanta, you know, with a dome again for the Rams this will probably be their last real outdoor tests. We're not gonna have to see Jared Goff. Really do this on a regular basis in the playoffs last Sunday night? The Steelers did something they've never done before. Blow a fourteen point lead at home in their history. I mean that is so this goes back to like the patriots falcons Super Bowl comeback or collapse. How did you view? What happened between the chargers? And the Steelers was more of a collapse or was it more of a comeback? You know at such a good question because it depends how you view things. Right. I look at it as more of a collapse. I'm sure chargers fans. Look at it as a comeback, right? I mean, oh my gosh. We weathered the storm and we survived. But I just think that the Steelers got flustered they're having some issues right now on offense. The balance is really rough defensively though, this is where this game was lost. You gotta linebacker covering Keenan Allen what type of game plan is. I'm trying to figure that out. And of course, then, you know, also, Pittsburgh, I think got a little bit content is a game went on. There were so good against the run in the first half. The chargers had all to first half rushing yards. They go they run eighty three yards in the second half. You know what I mean Philip rivers on the quarterback draw? That's picking up those games. So I just I mean looking and big van he gets. He misses Justin hunter wide open for a touchdown during the game. You get the play calling the really gets conservative. I mean, no this was this was a big time. Collapsing. I look at them at seven four and one no James Connor this week as they go to the bay area and while the raiders or pre darned decrepit team, and by the way, just a quick raiders. No, great. Nope. I Michael Galkin Las Vegas review journal. This is the first team in modern era NFL that has one or fewer multi sack games the first twelve weeks of a season. How? Yeah. Isn't that? Amazing. You have to go back to the nineteen fifty eight. Jon gruden. He goes, you know, these pass rushers don't grow everywhere. And yeah. How do you? Give that Tom. And by the way, on brunette, an interesting note from Tim Brown, my Sirius XM show, Tim thinks don't be surprised if those first round draft picks come into play for acquiring a veteran Akwa for veteran acquisition. He's thinking that John may go continue to go in that direction. May not be using all of those picks to replenish, your roster with young talent. So, you know, and then you look at this week the raiders are completely out of it. Right. And you know, and you should be signing guys off player teams practice squad players that you had in your draft board that you know, while we had a fifth round grade on the guy he's sitting there on a practice squad. Let's just poach him. Let's put him on our team. Instead, you got CJ Anderson and Vigny Ben wicker filling holes at running back and cornerback what a disaster. Anyway, the Pittsburgh Steelers. I look I think if they get past the raiders you feel a little bit better about them making the playoffs overall. But if they're sitting there seven five and one in New England Patriots coming to town. They have a chance to let this thing slip away or have to go into the postseason as wild card with the Baltimore Ravens surging. Once again, Alex make the date peach bowl, Atlanta, noon, new noon on the twenty ninth. It's going to be beautiful beautiful Saturday at noon. Right there. And by the way, when I think Florida Michigan. I always think of Lloyd cars final game beating Heisman Trophy winner. Tim Tibo in that bowl game. You remember that game? I think you're Michigan. I think in the outback bowl. I was there. I was there for that one to one that they played piano. Michigan your I'm in every year at the end of Loyd, karston, Florida, Florida. Michigan had nude for that word for that one. Oh my God. It was actually. Yeah. It was like two thousand two thousand one and you know, of course, Michigan also beating Florida back in in two thousand and seventeen in the season opener. But of course, one has to wonder is this Jim Harbaugh's last game for him. I think he stays I think he stays this year. I don't think he's he's done with his personal business there yet. But if you went to national championship wins the big time gets victory over Ohio State, then I think he feels like he's leaving the program in good hands. But listen, I don't discount anything. It's a weird year per head coaching candidates. We're going to hear some names of guys. Like, you know, you're already hearing like Zack Taylor, you know, the Rams quarterbacks coach and mix area. You Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator. I mean, you just you don't even know who these people are, you know, unless you're a hardcore NFL fan. And they're being floated as head coaching candidates. Anyone that can run an offense right now is be your believed to be able to run it is being considered as a candidate can be very strange couple of weeks coming up here in the Lincoln Riley as well. I mean, it just seems like oh, yes. Getting younger just like it is with baseball. It's just like the open minded guys. Right. And you know with the rule changes. I mean, I think we're seeing that as well. Nick. I mean that you know, and, you know, look, they're making things a little bit simpler on offense for some of these teams. I mean, look the long play calls. I mean, even the Baltimore Ravens. Lamar Jackson has a bit of a speech. I don't wanna say impediment, but he's difficult to understand. So the ravens and this actually worked against him, by the way in the pre-draft valuation process. So some teams just they realized how are we going to get this guy to call plays? So they ravens have shorten their play calls. So that everyone is on the same page, but you want you want players not to over think things those days of the real long, you know, Jon Gruden as play calls. It can work for Derek Carr. I get it doesn't work for everybody. To league is changing the coaches are going to change as well as always Alex so much. And there's a short amount of time. Good. So good. Much chat with. Don't check in the mail, Nick. Mr harvard. Good. Thanks again. All right, Alex. We'll talk to you down the road areas. Alex marvez series XM NFL radio host. I don't know if you know this Nick Swisher went to the Ohio State. 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