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Get off the momentum. He said try to stick together. Ata one. I saw the block you late from an a ninety nine yard run you almost caught him as he went down the sideline ninety nine yard touchdown run. A what was that? Like when he makes a run like that at the your defense stopped them four times inside the three yard line and kept him out of the end zone. That's the game break so play like that. Change momentum, and you know, the whole situation. Yes, it did. Indeed. With the win. The titans jump above five hundred stay in contention for the playoffs. Get their fourth straight win over their division rivals. Six of the last seven they won against Jacksonville. The Jaguars have lost eight of their last nine overall. You're listening to sportscenter allnight on ESPN radio and the ESPN app. I'm Jim bask. Well, the Washington Redskins are asking for privacy for Alex Smith as well as his family amid reports he is dealing with complications from surgery to repair his broken leg. Sources tell Diana Rossini that there is concern that Smith is dealing with a career ending injury. He remains in the hospital where he's been since suffering. The injury on November eighteenth recede on NFL live a very sensitive story to report, and it's something we haven't keeping an eye on for about a week. Now, here's what now Alex. He's still in the hospital. He's been there November eighteenth. And he is going to be leaving any time soon. He got multiple surgeries on his leg. And sources have been more than five surgeries and the issues now are actually from an inspection from those surgeries. Could be so difficult to recover from it could be career ending for Alex. Sources also share at the families that he very positive. They're very optimistic, but they are very aware of the severity of this. Within the organization they've been very very quiet about the situation, and they just hoping for full recovery for Alex and you guys while they're concerned that career ending actual concern for the health of his leg during the basic everyday things like walking. So I know it's our job to focus on his football career. This could be an uphill battle for the full recovery of Alex or four Alex Smith. It is time for straight talk. Brought to you by straight talk wireless. Best phones. Best networks, no contracts, Adam Schefter, on what the Redskin statement tells us literally last week, this came up this particular the details of this and the people around the Redskins and his family were very very protective of this particular injury. And all that came along with it. When the Washington Redskins released a statement today in reaction to some information that it surfaced on a blog in Washington. They basically said when they say we hope that you respect the privacy, the family and that our thoughts are with Alex. You knew right then and there how serious this actual injury was no matter how many surgeries Alex has had already. No matter how long he is. And will be in the hospital. No matter how much he's careers threatened. Again is Diana sink. Me said you hope that Alex Smith is. Okay. First and foremost, but you know, the severity and gravity of this particular situation by the statement that the Redskins released in trying to basic comet down. But in a learning the world, if this is a major ordeal that Alex Smith is now fighting Spain and fits with how this impacts the Redskins moving forward. Not only were they banking on him to lead the team. But monetarily the way his contract was set up on this injury prevention or or this the protections put in place. For Alex Smith in the case of something catastrophic like this. We're used to tell other players. This is how you set it up. This is how you protect yourself in a sport like the NFL. But the downside is of course, what it means for the team. And you have some numbers on what this means for the Washington football team going forward, even if he doesn't ever play for them. That's it's really staggering. If he'd never returns to the field. We have to remember that fifteen million dollars for twenty nineteen and sixteen million dollars for twenty two twenty would count against the salary cap. That's according to the Washington Post. So if the team were to release Smith before June, first of two thousand nineteen the Redskins would have a fifty two point six million dollar campaign in two thousand nineteen for dead money, if they release them after June, June one they'd still have twenty point four in one thousand nine hundred and thirty two point two in two thousand twenty so for everybody that says, hey, Alex Smith is reminding players go get that contract because of the injury. This is also a scary moment for teams that are looking at it and saying see this is why we can't give those big injury tease because if he does not play for the Redskins again, it will have huge effects to the team and their ability to actually put a quarterback on that roster in the future. That is straight talk wireless nationwide coverage on America's largest and most dependable four G LT network college football. Awards show in Atlanta on Thursday with to a tunnel. Vilo winning the Walter can't add maps will awards as the nation's top player has five players to win. The Walter camp has also won the Heisman has thrown thirty seven touchdowns to just four picks this season leading the crimson tide to the top spot in the college football playoff rankings and spoke on winning the Maxwell, what does representing this. This amazing school is amazing offense is all star cast of the season. You've had me as a Max Bell award winner. Oh, I saw thank my Lawrence. Every Jesus Christ. I'd like to thank code saving for the opportunity. None of this could have been done without the supporting cast gases. Well, the offense defense I like to thank our coaching staff were giving me the opportunity as well. You know, what I'll see coach lots trickles down to a quarterback coach coaching. So. A lot goes into this. And I just think it's it's more. So a team effort, then just me fits your family right here. Marcus mariota one. This word representing Hawaii. Proudly what does this family, and where you've come from house it shaped your house? It helped you get here. Oh, I mean just being raised the way. I was you know, every little thing matters. You know, what you do what you say. I mean reflects who who you are, and what's represent, you know. And so I'm grateful that my family gets to witness this. I'm just grateful to all my teammates. I'm grateful to everyone who's been in supporting me throughout this process. You had treatment this afternoon. You get the boot on are you on schedule to get back on the field for the playoff of the Orange Bowl because there's more work to do with the season. Hopefully, you know, that's the goal but far as now we're just trying to take it today at a time trying to get better. You know, and I'd like to thank Jeff Allen. Our head athletic trainer. Staff for coming on the trip, and and helping me get better to wins both player of the year honors but Oklahoma's Carlo Murray beats out for the Davey O'Brien award is the nation's top quarterback. They both Blake you be Murray had a ninety six quarterback rating highest in the FBI in the last fifteen years responsible for fifty one touchdowns Notre Dame's Brian Kelly takes home, the Home Depot coach of the year honor Irish, she leads them to the college football semi against Clemson. And also spoke with our Chris valor. You're the first three time winner twice at Notre Dame wants to Cincinnati all three times perfect regular seasons. Let's sink in. Not really I mean, it's a signifies. You have a great team. Great support staff. Great coaches, certainly great players. You have to be obviously, very lucky we stayed injury-free this year. And there's so many great coaches out there that could be here today. But I think a great team signifies, you got all those things working together. There's so many things more than anybody can ever know that goes into coaching football team over a season the aspects that struck me were you really use creative methods to sort of attack and address the weaknesses you fought your team had last year, and it was tremendously successful. Well, I think he's year, you know, you return players, but they're not the same team. And so each year, I think the challenges are to make sure that you get your guys playing their very best even though they change a little bit each year. So I think just making sure that everybody is understanding that each team is a little bit different. We're different this year. And it's worked out pretty good. Dame for the first time. How things in your profession changed in this era where you're judged so harshly by the postseason at Notre Dame? Maybe one slip up, and you guys aren't in that bracket. Well, you have to stay so focused on the moment. If you start thinking about two weeks down the road three weeks down the road, you're going to slip up. So I think that's a testament to the group that we had this year the ability to keep away from distraction social media can get you distracted easily. They stayed in the moment, stay focused, and I think that's a great trait. They had and now they have a shot for a national championship. Kyrie and sees get some revenge on the Knicks while the Red Sox keep a big part of their pitching staff. That's next. Sportscenter allnight on ESPN radio and the ESPN app.."