Lamar Jackson, ALI, Cam Newton discussed on The Kevin Sheehan Show
So in this one east just how quickly I know that the heavyweight champion of the world was that the heavyweight champion of the world, the world new everywhere who the heavyweight champion was, but it was just amazing how early in his career when he went somewhere how people just went nuts over him when he took a trip outside the country for the first time how he was. He was just a magnet. The it was amazing. And you know what I felt about the documentary, I said yesterday is that they focused a little bit more on just how disliked he was early in his career, not just because of the Muslim thing, the nation of Islam thing. But because he just he was so unique in the way that he ran his mouth, and the old school, you know, older generation didn't like it. My mother who I I mentioned. It was a big boxing fan hated him. Yeah. Because she thought he was a dancer. He didn't stand there and fight. He ran around the rink and the irony of that it's years later, I n traduced Ali to my mother, and she fell in love. Yeah. He he certainly had had that. Yeah. I mean he was it's funny. I think I've told you this about my father. My father was always sort of, you know, a progressive contrarian. My father was in caches clay Ali guy. When all of his friends were like runs his mouth, too much. My father was an AFL guy, not an NFL guy. My father the first basketball I got as a kid was a red white. So I grew up with my father, my father was a huge fight fan. And I think I've told you this before, but he took me to a lot of those closed circuit fights in the seventies that, you know, in some of them were Ali fights. And then I certainly remember being at the capital centre and watching on closed circuit Leonard Duran one and Leonard Hearns one from from Caesar's palace, and eighty one one other thing I just wanted to mention because I just sort of laughed when I saw this don't know if you saw this, but Steve, shoddy the ravens owner said that the organization's vision is for Lamar Jackson to run less, you know, and it's like the Cam Newton thing like Cam Newton to his credit when the organization started saying, he's taking too much of a pounding. We're going to run them less, and they tried to do that. And it wasn't working as much Cam said to hell with this. No one, no one. Wants to tackle me cams at different figure physically than Lamar Jackson is Lamar Jackson probably has much more of an RG three build. But I'll be interested to see. You know how much less Lamar Jackson actually runs. John Harbaugh said with Suzy kolber. This is like three weeks ago. And I think I mentioned here he said, we are committed to this, meaning this offense of philosophy of having your quarterback, be a primary run threat. He said, we're committed to it. The owner feels differently sort of what was going on here in twenty twelve and twenty thirteen I think Steve shoddy, and John Harbaugh though, a little bit more functional in the released chant and dance night. It's just a bit. Yeah. Now what's interesting is I saw Larmer on Lamar Jackson up close for a couple of live. Ravens games. I went to he's got a long way to go to being NFL passer. Oh, no doubt. Now what long way what was interesting about their playoff? Loss at home to the chargers when the got behind the actually threw him back into the game, which was the first time had done that when a lot of people me included thought they might turn to Flaco when it was still a one possession game..