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What are Chuck Pagano's plans for the Bears defense?

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01:45 min | 1 year ago

What are Chuck Pagano's plans for the Bears defense?

"Now Chuck Pegado he replaces Vic Fazio who went from Chicago to Denver. He is the new defensive coordinator of depth buyers trademark me your thoughts was well. This is the one that this this instigated the article <hes> thinking about Chuck Pagano because you lose Vic Fangio. Who is I think along with Wade Phillips the most most respected affected defensive mind in the game right well bill belichick sort of on an island up there by himself but you know throw in Romeo Coronel is another guy who's respected but we don't really we know what Chuck Pagano is? He had one year defensive coordinator with the Ravens where they finished third in defense with Ray Lewis Ed Reed Terrell suggs and then he went to the the colts and he never really had much town to work with on defense now he's token over a defense that is almost sure to regress to the mean just because they had a sky a high turnover rate loss very few games to injury last year and cannot and fifteen percent of drives with an interception like they did last year especially especially That defense every week to make up for their offense. I felt like an if you're if you're in the situation Pagano. You're going to get blamed from their earliest part of the season. It doesn't go well. Why would I want to take over some for someone who floundered before me you come in and you look on the other hand when you have a chance to work with Cleo Max Akiem Hicks Roquan Smith Dan Danny I mean they're absolutely loaded Jackson Kyle? They are loaded and yet. I think it's a tough spot to go to for for Pagano.

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"akiem hicks" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:43 min | 2 years ago

"akiem hicks" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Eddie Jackson, akiem Hicks and Tarik Cohen in Orlando for San. Today's game. I found it very interesting. Yes. I mean, it's the the league looks at him as a as one of the greats. I don't know why I don't I knew you'd be skeptical about this Khalil back not playing the game, by the way. Thank. The that game freaks me out. Because I don't like the idea of guys playing and potentially getting hurt a nightmare situation that it had happened to the bears. I know it was forty years almost fifty years ago that had happened to the bears, but it did happen to the bears. Stay healthy. The also the NFL today announcing four games will be played in London next season with the bears taking on the raiders Super Bowl. Fifty three set after a wild championships. Sunday, both games ending in overtime. Both road teams winning with the patriots. And Rams coming out on top of the talk today about the poor officiating in both games and particularly in the NFC game and the saints didn't get a blatant pass interference call on a key third down late in the fourth quarter today. According to a Washington Post report the NFL considering making pass interference calls subject to challenges and replay review in coming seasons. Zach LeVine scored twenty five points in the bulls broke a ten game losing streak beating the Cavaliers today. What will forty eight thousand eight in a meeting of teams that began the day with the worst records in the NBA? Just one more game in January for the Blackhawks before a lengthy break. The host the islanders tomorrow night. We'll have the game right here on WGN at seven on the home of the Blackhawks northwestern. Wildcats and White Sox baseball, Kevin Powell WGN sports, your money, traffic and weather next on WGN. Chicago.

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"akiem hicks" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio

WBBM Newsradio

01:56 min | 2 years ago

"akiem hicks" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio

"Won't be pro bowling the bears star linebacker and pass rusher is spout out of the game. With an injury. According to the NFL he was bothered by a sore ankle late in the year. Missed a couple of bears games. So MAC out of the Pro Bowl replaced by the giants alleviate Vernon on the NFC roster. He was going to his fourth Pro Bowl this season. Mac after twelve and a half sacks in year. One with the bears. Other forebears pro bowler still on the NFC roster. Eddie Jackson, Kyle fuller, akiem Hicks and Tariq cone. Number of bears are going to be calling me playing under a new defensive coordinator. Next season is the search is well underway to replace the one and only Vic Fangio the sixty year old. He got his first head coaching job with the Denver Broncos yesterday bears and not commented yet on any potential candidates. The today show's promoting an interview tomorrow morning with kicker, Cody parkey, he last spoke publicly after missing the kick and the bear's loss on Sunday Adam gays set to join the Jetsons new head coach former bears offensive coordinator fire to Miami recently gave to the jets. There are signs. The Blackhawks may be catching up to tougher competition. Squaring the score with two twenty one to play and forcing overtime with Nashville only to fall under predators. Boss montville Forsberg's overtime goal. Four three hawks last four losses. Have now been by either one or two goals. Maybe you sign of improvement after a terrible start to the season. But captain Jonathan Chaves expecting more. We're playing well, we're in games over time. We have that feeling that we can we can get the two points. Unfortunate. We haven't gotten it done in our building. We want to get that energy. And we want to get that crowding into give him something just fallen short a few times here. And there it was the first time in seven meetings against the hawks have scored more than two goals. Still however, not enough covering the Blackhawks, Dave Kerner, NewsRadio one zero five point nine FM. The hawks stay home. Optional practice today. It will host the Vegas Golden Knights Saturday night Lindahl Carter junior shows well scoring twenty two points for the bulls. But in a fifth straight loss in Portland left side, Corey ring three..

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"akiem hicks" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show

The Dan Patrick Show

03:42 min | 2 years ago

"akiem hicks" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show

"It up to which wildcard loser. Would you buy stock in and the bears are the early leader? Yeah. I would buy into the bears. I like them to make the playoffs. And I thought that they could be dangerous in the playoffs when you host playoff games. But now last night eagles, you gave them a chance and Nick foles made them pay. I just I wasn't a dominating performance by the bears. He's not defensively. Colo- mac? I thought was sort of average. You know, you got to put pressure on Nick foles. They weren't able to do that gave them an opportunity. I you know, one of the reasons why I love this bears defense akiem Hicks. I thought that this is prior do getting clue MAC I thought they were playoff too because he is great. He really is. He's great. I to recons got have the ball more than four times. I got it. I got to put the ball on his hands. I thought Trubisky had moments last night. Yes. You had parkey who had the field goal. That was tipped hits the upright, and you lose. But you let the eagles go down the field on that great defense in Chicago. And you know, golden Tate and ends up with a touchdown. So you could end it long before you were relying on Cody parkey to kick a game winning field goal. Yes. Mclovin. What do you think of bears coach, Matt Nagy? Like, he's sort of the next. Sean McVeigh seems pretty awesome to me. I'd feel good about him. Yeah. But okay, what I don't understand is how tree Cohen only has the ball four times. So if you're an offensive minded coach, and I have my best weapon there. I, you know, this isn't the typical bears offense. You know, they do have some playmakers there. And I think Trubisky is a franchise quarterback. You should've won that game. And and to me it shouldn't have been close. You should have won that game by a couple of touchdowns. I really I really believe that. I'm not surprised the eagles one as I said in the first hour, I thought all four road teams. We're going to win this weekend. I thought Seattle was going to win. In fact, I was probably as confident with Seattle as I was the chargers and all of a sudden Dallas played good defense. Ran the football and Seattle stayed with their game plan and stayed with a too long. But Dallas ends up winning. You got some great match-ups coming up. You know, the colts against Kansas City. I think that's an even match. And if I would have said that a month ago, you would have said you're crazy you chiefs can hang with the colts. I I mean, it wait a minute. Are you I'm with your hot take? I mean, the cult of one four and playoff games are row against them. They have a one narrow Coulter to earn a win that game. Okay. Dallas against the Rams is interesting. I think the chargers. Poor chargers. One o'clock east coast. Make you go now one o'clock east coast. Make you go. Again, you went twelve and four now. Hey, we're going to reward you by playing at one couldn't you play at four o'clock like give them just a little bit. No, not going to do that. We'll talk to their head coach. Anthony Lynn, he'll join us coming up in an hour. But there is, you know, the eagles against the saints in the fact that you're going to ask the saints to try to do what they did during the regular season against Philadelphia. And I know it's a big spread. But I it just doesn't feel like it's going to be a blow out in my opinion. I don't you know. It's just a weird feeling you have sometimes where you go. Philadelphia's not going to be as bad as they were the last time in the saints aren't going to be as dominating. I just don't I don't see it that way. Now, do I think the saints are going to win? Yes. I do. Yes. Mikla? You're too close. Because you have you made your pick in the preseason saints chargers. Yeah. So it's hard for you to be biased. I think it's the biggest spread by far the saints have never lost a home playoff game with Peyton..

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"akiem hicks" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

05:43 min | 2 years ago

"akiem hicks" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"Well, I'll get to your best and worst of the weekend your phone calls. Emails tweets coming up. David pollock. He's covering the national title game for the mothership. He'll join us coming up in about fifteen minutes. We'll check in with the chargers. Head coach. Anthony, Lynn and Jalen Smith, the Dallas Cowboys linebacker will stop by the program as well poll question. Mclovin. Okay. The first hour was which wildcard winner as best chance of reaching the Super Bowl. That's the LA. Chargers. Followed pretty closely by the colts. Now, we just switch it up to which wildcard loser. Would you buy stock in and the bears are the early leader? Yeah. I would buy into the bears. I'd like them to make the playoffs. And I thought that they could be dangerous in the playoffs when you host playoff games. But. L last night. Eagles gave them a chance. And Nick foles made them pay. I just I wasn't a dominating performance by the bears. Not defensively. I thought was sort of average you got to put pressure on Nick foles. They weren't able to do that gave them an opportunity. I you know, one of the reasons why I love this bears defense akiem Hicks. I thought that this is prior to getting Khalil Mack. I thought they were playoff team because he is great. He really is. He's great. Tariq owns gotta have the ball more than four times. I got got to put the ball in his hands. I thought Trubisky had moments last night. Yes. You had parkey who had field goal. That was tipped hits the upright, and you lose. But you let the eagles go down the field on that. Great defense in Chicago, and golden Tate and ends up with a touchdown. So you could ended it long before you were relying on Cody parkey to kick a game winning field goal. Yes. Mclovin. What do you think bears? Coach Matt Nagy. Like the the next. Sean McVeigh seems pretty awesome to me. I'd feel good about him. Yeah. But okay. What I don't understand is. How tree Cohen only has the ball four times. So if you're an offensive minded coach, and I have my best weapon there. I know. This isn't the typical bears offense. They do have some playmakers there. And I think Trubisky is a franchise quarterback. You should've won that game. And to me shouldn't have been close. You should have won that game by a couple of touchdowns. I really I really believe that. I'm not surprised the eagles one as I said in the first hour, I thought all four road teams. We're gonna win this weekend. I thought Seattle was going to win. In fact, I was probably as confident with Seattle as I was the chargers and all of a sudden Dallas played good defense. Ran the football and Seattle stayed with their game plan and stayed with it too long. But Dallas ends up winning. You got some great match-ups coming up. You know, the colts against Kansas City. I think that's an even matchup. And if I would have said that a month ago, you said, you're crazy. You really think the chiefs can hang with the colts. I think I mean it wait a minute. Are you I'm with your hot take? I mean, the cult of one four and playoff games are row against them. They have a one narrating. Yeah. Coulter to a win that game. Okay. Dallas against the Rams is interesting. I think the chargers. Poor chargers. One o'clock east coast. Make you go now one o'clock east coast. Make you go. Again, you went twelve and four, hey, we're going to reward you by playing at one couldn't you play at four o'clock like give them just a little bit. No, not gonna do that. We'll talk to their head coach. Anthony Lynn, he'll join us coming up in an hour. But there is the eagles against the saints in the fact that you're going to ask the saints to try to do what they did during the regular season against Philadelphia. And I know it's a big spread. But it just doesn't feel like it's going to be a blow out in my opinion. You know? It's just a weird feeling you have sometimes where you go. Philadelphia is not going to be as bad as they were the last time in the saints aren't going to be as dominating. I just don't I don't see it that way. Now, do I think the saints are going to win? Yes. I do. Yes. Michaela. You're too close. Because you have you made your pick in the preseason saints charter. Yeah. So it's hard for you to be biased. I think it's the biggest spread by far the saints have never lost playoff game with Peyton. I feel like I'm being unbiased. No, I know I feel like it looks like a blowout. An eagles fan. Because. The eagles on the road. How can they match up with all those weapons to saints is the eagles? I know it's a playoff football. Yes. Foles? Magic factor is seeping into your head is to why you think it's not going to be a dominating victory for the magic does that. Magic. It's just weird things happen here. And a team that wins a game that they probably shouldn't have won. And they have a motion. It's it's you know, you have you have these teams that have to get back into playoff football. So it's regular season football. And then it didn't mean anything their last game that the saints played the offense hasn't been great. And now all of a sudden the pressures on you, you're hosting the eagles coming to town, and you blew him out. I don't know these storylines. It's just it's weird. There's going to be one game this next weekend where you're gonna go. Wow. Didn't see that one coming. And is it going to be the eagles against the saints? Dallas. Is it going to be the chargers in New England colts in Kansas? You know, like somebody's going to surprise somebody. I think this next weekend usually happens that way, Dan. My people are telling me that sports betting is gonna be the hot new thing. Do you wanna play a little quick game calling called guest that line? Okay. Just came out with that. Okay. I guess that line brought to you by nobody. Alright chiefs colts chiefs are favored by how many.

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"akiem hicks" Discussed on 94WIP Sports Radio

94WIP Sports Radio

03:45 min | 2 years ago

"akiem hicks" Discussed on 94WIP Sports Radio

"You know, right. As the quarterback is about to release it and really limit guards after the catch. But yeah, I do think the eagles running. Back. We'll have to be a factor in the passing game. So how do they use Khalil Mack creatively? You know, he lines up on both sides. And I think it is different than when the raiders played here last year. It was a lot of Khalil Mack lane Johnson. But this year knocks on the left side. He's on the right side. They're running stunts and twists and all types of things within so a lot more difficult to game plan for and it's not just gonna be lane Johnson. It's going to be Jesus Peterson as well. And their front is really impressive. You know, akiem Hicks, the defensive tackle is a very powerful player hip against with new fee that is very troublesome matchup, and in my opinion for the eagles are Leonard Floyd is a very good player. So there's no doubt about it that the the eagles offensive line is going to have to come to play in this game. And really avoid a lot of those negative plays tax turnovers. And Nick foles is going to have to continue to get rid of the fall very quickly. I know I know the Kyle Fuller's having his best season this year. But do you. Perceive. Their secondary is being susceptible. It's a very good secondary. I know I sound like a broken record, man. I I looked every statistical categories these guys are really talk to three in the entire NFL. So you have Muller's got to seven interception on the other side. They got prince amukamara who has had a very good season. I did watch their game against the Packers from a couple of weeks ago. And they wear were able to hit him for a coupla explosive plays down the sideline I think he gave up to to go balls down the left sideline there for twenty plus yards. So I think the eagles have to be very selective when they take their shots. I don't wanna say you'd be conservative. You you never kind of want to go into a game with that mindset. But the bears just feasts the way they win games is they forced you into mistakes and they put their offense in advantageous situations. I mean, the defense led the NFL in takeaways. This season. So I do think you have to be smart with when you take your shot, and how you take your shots, and you're gonna rely more on an efficient passing game than an explosive passing Campadonia with us here from the from the athletic all this. Great info shield some stuff the bears do exceptionally. Well, some stuff not as much. So when you big picture this thing here Vegas with the line far and away the biggest point spread this weekend. Eagles as an underdog a comparative the other fourteen thousand three teams that are hundred is Vegas off base on the on the eagles being such a big dog this week. I don't think it is the biggest of any of the games, but these are all competitive games. This is going to be a great weekend. You know, it's not like they're double digit underdog or anything like that. You have to look at the fact that the bears are at home that they have the best defense in the NFL. And I think the line is just about right now hasn't set that. I really I don't have my pick ready for you. But I do think the eagles after having watched the pair. I have a really good shot to be competitive. And in this case, I don't see them going up there and getting blown out in this ball game. I do think it's going to be in the fourth quarter. I think defensively the eagles can really hold their own against that bears offense. And it's a matter of if they're able to be efficient enough and not make big too many mistakes offensively if they can end up pulling off the upset at work. She'll have a fantastic trip out to Chicago. We look forward to talking to next week. We hope the bird seasons still going. Thanks you. All right. Thanks, guys. Mister show. I mean, his we say it every week John. But my God his breakdown just pharaoh. I mean, the eagles are gonna play the bears and he spends the time really checking out the bears. It's very impressive with his presentation. Like like, a coach would like a player would he's watched. You know, three full game tapes on the bears already..

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"akiem hicks" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

02:45 min | 2 years ago

"akiem hicks" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"What do you think that number is early? There's got to be one out already. Wow. Wow. That's what I saw obviously. I feel like this not going to be posted a lot of places because the foles injury. He left the game with some ribs. And those can be painful, then added akiem Hicks and Khalil Mack. Trying to hit you. Say guys that get home to the quarterback. I I will say something worthy of following a sore rib one shot clear, man. You're out. So next season. Align right now with all these games colts Seahawks and chargers two and a half right now hotels, you that that the road teams on neutral site will be favored by just half a point back. It's very interesting. He's played against really good offense lineman. Johnson this weekend. He's he's not he's not quite the same as other guys. Now, I'm not saying he's a bad player by wash. My brother five times the last four years or five times last three say did they get home very often? There. We saw against Brian Balogh the Packers right tackle he played. Well, the first half of that game, and blah it was coming back with the injury didn't play on the second half of that game. This Vange of really bad off at the tackles times what you should do. But lay Johnson's gonna give them a battle. I actually believe it or not I likely Johnson that gave that's really gonna help eagles to have that guy. Now, the other teams some other teams don't have that option. Now scares me because he has a monster inside he gets enough love. He's a pro career. And I think you're right, but outside of outside Elaine lane, who's who's a dominant left tackle, there's there's other. No, I agree. There's other guys out there that they've had to throw doubles at which have allowed guys. Of course, the other side like a litter floor to have bigger games a guy who has produced it all it bears uniform that has started to make some plays a key moments in his gaining momentum. Because of that attention. It keeps us a pro bowler for the first time. Look he's had a good previous seasons. But it's unclear MAC impact right off percents because you have to double Khalil Mack or triple Khalil Mack. Does know there's there are things outside the box score that that back does. It's fantastic. I agree with you. There hundred percent he's really against the rod which not all defensive ends are. So there are things outside the boss for that. That knocked does. It's fantastic. All right. Coming up next. We do not forget about it. We are going to argue back. Expanding the cost of all of you guys know, I'm right about this. So we will discuss. My side is the right side as right there. So locker room on ESPN radio ESPN.

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"akiem hicks" Discussed on GSMC Football Podcast

GSMC Football Podcast

03:19 min | 2 years ago

"akiem hicks" Discussed on GSMC Football Podcast

"But I understand why whether in front of them more tackles more sex, just a better more tackles for washes like than akiem Hicks and Fletcher Cox, but Fletcher carts is kind of a legacy player and Akim Hicks. Very best defenses are in is a great player in his own. Right. So I get it behind Cleal MAC and Ryan Kerrigan for linebacker limits. Anthony Barr, Minnesota, it's five. Yeah. The AFC. There's a backup inside linebacker, Bobby Wagner. I can see that. And I if he's got the biggest nub for linebacker. Darius Leonard I have a big snow for corner. I don't know if you agree with this or not but behind Kyle fuller. Patrick Peterson Darius slay and Byron Jones is Richard Sherman. I know he doesn't have physically a great season. But no one's throwing the ball. Like, I watch reds and all the time and everytime touching against forty Niners. Richard Sherman and nothing to do with it because he's covering his guide like glue. Yeah. There's been some place against him. But he's been really good. He has one of the least he has the least thrown to balls and Lee think Lee, he's he's one of the top three for sure. So I think he got I think the prisoner made it over him are deserving though. Yeah. But. Late in Vander esh. For the Cowboys that think has an argument to be in over Wagner or Keithly, but Wagner, Keithly or guys that are they have names like their big names. They put up numbers to but Darius Leonard in the AFC, he's leading tackler. He has seven sacks. I didn't say he is replace him Leonard as a snub Darius Leonard is maybe the biggest nub of of everyone who's been on the out. Is the Pro Bowl is always been fan voting. That's always controversial is if some some people don't it's a casual viewer thing. And that's where I think it should be maybe any more tackles than any other player in the end. I don't think it should be a coaches vote for who's in the proble. That's just how I see it. Should it should be the coaches who think are the Pro Bowl now? Fan base because then that's just a popularity contest. It's not based on. It's not based off talent. But that's just that's just my personal opinion. Gotcha. But anything what the probe wise? Do you think you're gonna watch it? I mean, it's one of those things go watch it if I'm not federal have any other plans. I don't go out of my way to watch it though. I usually just. Yeah. Or like foot it back. I think it's like a coincidence almost it's like a on television. You know, like, oh look at that. It's on TV. That's watching you know. Yeah. I'm not going out of my way lake. There's something better going on about saying like, oh, I'm gonna stay in watch the Pro Bowl. Yeah. Honey. Let's let's go to dinner. No the pros on you're not doing that. Yeah. But we have to take a short break for a while. But let me ask you something. What would it be like if we all listen more? Listen, better, probably better..

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"akiem hicks" Discussed on The MMQB Podcast with Peter King

The MMQB Podcast with Peter King

04:35 min | 2 years ago

"akiem hicks" Discussed on The MMQB Podcast with Peter King

"Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and whoever else might change coaches in the off season. I thought things had gotten stale obviously between McCarthy and Aaron Rodgers their two very strong willed guys, and you could just see from the outcome of this season as I wrote on Monday in my column. The very interesting thing is that Aaron Rodgers in the first eleven games of the season. Had forty seven throws. He's on pace to have more throwaways than any quarterback has had since pro football focus began measuring that statistic in two thousand six and all those are ways are assigned to me of not necessarily. You're getting a lot of pressure in the pocket, although that some of them, but it's also a sign that you don't. Really love what's being called. You don't love. What is? What the head coach is is calling into your helmet. And you're not really a great believer in some of those calls. So I think it was time. And I think this is going to be a very attractive job. Could it go to Josh mcdaniels? I'm sure that the Packers will be interested in talking to the patriots offense coordinator. But this is something that is surfaced in the last few days. And and I think it's really really interesting. And that is what's the most attractive job out there right now? I mean think about it would you rather go to a quarterback who's eleven years younger Baker Mayfield who a lot of people are seeing you should have a strong belief in. Or would you rather go to one of the best quarterbacks of all time Aaron Rodgers who might have four or five years left with the incredible history in love of football in Green Bay, Wisconsin. I mean, it's a very it's a very interesting question. I think Cleveland's. Job right now to try to win over the next five years. Maybe the next five years, it's pretty much equal. But over the next ten years, I think that Cleveland's got a very good chance with all the high picks they've had with the young talent. They have on that team with John Dorsey is general manager. They've got a chance to be good for quite a while. I'd probably say Cleveland is a slightly more attractive job right now. Which incredibly there's no way you would have said it until probably October of this year. But it's an interesting time both in Green Bay in Cleveland and in the lives of some perspective. Head coaches will see where that goes over the next five or six weeks. But before I get to my conversations today. I wanted to say a couple of things about Matt Millen? I spent about two hours last Friday as I record this. It is Tuesday December four you'll be listening starting on Wednesday December five and I spent about two hours with Matt Millen last Friday at a hospital in Newark, New Jersey, the Beth Israel Medical center in New Jersey. He's been sitting there now as of the smarting as of Tuesday sixty nine days waiting for heart to be transplanted into them and to try to save his life. Matt Millen sixty years old. He understands exactly where he is right now, he needs a heart to continue living along life. So, but what I found with Matt Millen is a very pragmatic guy. And and a guy who's been very very grateful for the life. He's lived. And he talks about that. And our conversation together you'll hear it. And you like it just so that you have an understanding of why Matt Millen needs this heart transplant in two thousand eleven he started when he's got big property in Durham, Pennsylvania right over the line from New Jersey. He's got a big property loves taking care of it himself. He loves mowing how about this. He loves mowing his gigantic property. He loves taking care of the flowers. He loves working in his woodshop on the property. He loves building everything all over his house is big house is evidence of stuff that he is built. And it's a hobby that he loves almost as much or maybe even more so than watching football on TV and preparing to do the games on television. But about seven years ago, he started getting shortness of breath when he would be mowing his lawn..

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"akiem hicks" Discussed on The MMQB Podcast with Peter King

The MMQB Podcast with Peter King

01:46 min | 2 years ago

"akiem hicks" Discussed on The MMQB Podcast with Peter King

"Welcome to the Peter King podcast where I try to tell you a lot about football and just a little bit about life. This week sort of a serious turn we'll talk to Matt Millen the former Super Bowl champion, Detroit Lions general manager and longtime television announcer who at age sixty is sitting in a New Jersey hospital awaiting a heart transplant, then we'll talk to Akeem Hicks the star defensive lineman for the Chicago Bears who face their toughest test of this season. When they host the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night. But first a couple of thoughts some on the Green Bay Packers and some on Matt Millen will start on the field with the Packers. So the Packers you all know fired their coach of thirteen years Mike McCarthy after a sort of. Depressing twenty seventeen loss to the Zona cardinals on Sunday at Lambeau Field. The firing was not unexpected the timing of the firing was expected. But as I wrote in my column football morning in America this week. I thought it was the right time for both sides the Packers get to spend the next month. Scoping out possible candidates for their job before all teams other than the Cleveland Browns get to start their job search and McCarthy who right after the season was probably going to be fired. Anyway, almost certainly was going to be fired. Now gets a month to decompress and to prepare for coaching interviews, probably with the Cleveland Browns and also most likely down the road with the New York.

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"akiem hicks" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

03:44 min | 2 years ago

"akiem hicks" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

"And right here f s one one hour from now every Monday were Colin was right where Colin was wrong. There is a ton of Bolshoi Taylor is joining me in a Monday. How are you? I'm great good morning. Good morning. We have a huge NFL game tonight. But I want to talk about the game that was on television last night. The Chicago Bears biggest game in Chicago in a decade. And man, they threw a party, and man, they look great. And man, they're on a roll. And this is an amazing football town. My wife from there. I been there. I discovered it later in life. I love Chicago. And the bears are mostly about Matt Nagy? Okay. I said it nobody wants to hear it as a fan. You don't wanna hear that? You don't go to a game wearing a headset. We're jersey you don't go and buy. By a coaching outfit. You buy a jersey. You want me to go on the air and say your players are amazing. And that's the story. And I'm not going to tell you that. Yes. Khalil Mack is amazing. And by the way, akiem Hicks is really really good. In fact, pro football focus has all eight of your best players are on defense. This offense though is about Matt Nagy. I'm sorry. You don't wanna hear it? You only have brag about your sure handed wide receivers. And you're young and promising running backs, and of course, Mitch Trubisky. Come on folks this bears offense in forty years to watch a pro football. I've never seen an offense in a coach orchestrate an offense more brilliantly around a limited quarterback. It's an orchestra. It is motion. It is a fishing. It is beautiful it six running backs. It's eight wide receivers. It is a beautiful offense. And in the end of the night hundred sixty yards passing. That's that's that's coaching Patrick Mahomes, far greater talent DeShaun Watson, far greater talent. This is about Matt Nagy. And I'm sorry. You don't wanna hear it? There's two stories going on with the bears. They have a very very good defense. Led by one of the great defensive players of my lifetime Khalil Mack. And the second part of the story is Matt Nagy. This is beautiful. I'm not saying Bisky does not have talent. He's got a little Jimmy G. But he can't throw as well. He got a little Russell Wilson. But he can't run as well. He's got a little Alex Smith. He's not that good at the line of scrimmage. He's closer to Dak that he is a superstar. Andrew luck his coaching staff. Just put them in the pocket, throw darts. Drew Brees his quarterback. His coach puts them in the pocket, just throw darts. Matt Nagy game plan is telling you exactly what he has with Mitch Trubisky. We don't trust them in the pocket much. We're gonna move them around a lot of deception this is three and a half hours of card tricks. It's illusion. It's fantastic. It is beautiful. It is an orchestra in the you know, everybody's like all the Rams have the best coaching staff. No Rams have better players Rams wide receivers. They're they're they're they're better than Chicago's Rams offensive line left. Tackle Andrew Whitworth is better than Chicago's Todd girl. Is better than Chicago. Jared goff's better Trubisky. Rams Rams, Sean McVay as great coach. But he's got some stuff to work with now Chicago offensively it's guys some are better than others. It's Matt Nagy. And I know you don't go to a stadium with a headset on and I know you want me to say now players are folks, you don't think coaching matters. You still watching football these years don't think coaching matters, John FOX Trubisky McVeigh from Jeff Fisher Sabin at Alabama Harbaugh. Michigan replacing Brady Hoke. You know, there's an old musical called west side story. This is mid west side story. Okay. That's what this is. And I know it's going to drive you crazy. And you know in you want all this sort of love and self for Mitch Trubisky..

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"akiem hicks" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

03:43 min | 2 years ago

"akiem hicks" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

"S one one hour from now every Monday were Colin was right where Colin was wrong. There is a ton of Bolshoi Taylor is joining me in a Monday. How are you? I'm great good morning. Good morning. We have a huge NFL game tonight. But I want to talk about the game that was on television last night. The Chicago Bears biggest game in Chicago in a decade. And man, they threw a party, and man, they look great. And man, they're on a roll. And this is an amazing football town. My wife from there. I been there. I discovered later in life. I love Chicago. And the bears are mostly about Matt Nagy? Okay. I said it nobody wants to hear it as a fan. You don't wanna hear that? You don't go to a game wearing a headset. We're jersey. You don't go and buy a coaching outfit. You by jersey. You want me to go on the air and say your players are amazing. And that's the story. And I'm not going to tell you that. Yes. Khalil Mack is amazing. And by the way, akiem Hicks is really really good. In fact, pro football focus says all eight of your best players are on defense. This offense though is about Matt Nagy. I'm sorry. You don't wanna hear it you only? Brag about your sure handed wide receivers, and you're young and promising running backs, and of course, Mitch Trubisky. Come on folks this bears offense in forty years of watch a pro football. I've never seen an offense in a coach orchestrate an offense more brilliantly around a limited quarterback. It's an orchestra in his motion. It is a fishing. It is beautiful. It's six running backs. It's eight wide receivers. It is a beautiful offense. And in the end of the night hundred sixty yards passing. That's that's that's coaching Patrick Mahomes, far greater talent. Shawn Watson, far greater talent. This is about Matt Nagy. And I'm sorry. You don't wanna hear it? There's two stories going on with the bears. They have a very very good defense. Led by one of the great defensive players of my lifetime Khalil Mack. And the second part of the story is Matt Nagy. This is beautiful. I'm not saying Trubisky. Does not have talent. He's got a little Jimmy G. But he can't throw his well he got a little Russell Wilson. But he can't run as well. He's got a little Alex Smith. He's not that good at the line of scrimmage. He's closer to Dak than he is a superstar. Andrew luck his coaching staff. Just put them in the pocket, throw darts. Drew Brees his quarterback his coach put them in the pocket, just throw darts. Matt Nagy game plan is telling you exactly what he has with Mitch Trubisky. We don't trust them in the pocket much. We're gonna move him around a lot of deception this is three and a half hours of card. Tricks. It allusion. It's fantastic. It is beautiful. It is an orchestra in the you know, everybody's like all the Rams have the best coaching staff. Nah Rams have better players Rams wide receivers. They're they're they're they're better than Chicago's Rams offensive line left. Tackle Andrew Whitworth is better than Chicago's Todd girl. Elis better than Chicago. Jared goff's better Trubisky. Rams Rams, Sean McVay as great coach. But he's got some stuff to work with now Chicago offensively it's guys some are better than others. It's Matt Nagy. And I know you don't go to a stadium with a headset on and I know you want me to say now players are folks, you don't think coaching matters. You still watching football these years. Don't think coaching matters John FOX detritus key McVeigh from Jeff Fisher Sabin at Alabama Harbaugh. Michigan replacing Brady Hoke. You know, there's an old musical called west side story. This is mid west side story. Okay. That's what this is. And I know it's going to drive you crazy. And you know in you want all this sort of love and suffer Mitch Trubisky..

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"akiem hicks" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio

WBBM Newsradio

01:48 min | 2 years ago

"akiem hicks" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio

"Searching for a Toyota's search midtown Toyota now sports and Josh lists Khalil Mack has been a total impact player for the bears helping them to a three and one start to the season and entering their bye week MAC has been named NFC defensive player of the month. And just those four games. He has five sacks four forced fumbles at interception return for a touchdown seventeen total tackles and more defensive and akiem Hicks expected to be fined not suspended for making contact with the game. Official bears are back a week from Sunday at Miami. The dolphins play Sunday at Cincinnati. Indianapolis is at New England tonight a ten point underdog. Joel Madden will be released his fifth and final season of his contract. Cubs boss. Theo Epstein says they wanna to go she until after next year. Epsteins got bigger issues to deal with namely Addison, Russell forty game suspension. Now for breaking baseball's domestic violence policy. There's no guarantee Russell will play for the cubs. Again. Milwaukee has announced a starting pitcher for this afternoon's game one of the division series matchup with Colorado. They'll face the Rockies and Antonio sends a Tele with Brandon Woodruff A reliever. Making just his fifth start of the season. Woodruff for the brewers this afternoon at four at seven thirty the dodgers host the Braves rule versus Fulton edge home runs rule and the Yankees wildcard win over Oakland of the A L seventy to judge and Stanton. Go deep and Yankees face. The rival Red Sox in the division series opener tomorrow night tomorrow to Cleveland's at Houston. No one's picking the Blackhawks to win this year Stanley Cup after missing the playoffs altogether. Last season veterans like Patrick Kane are improvement mode. All over again seems like in the past lot. Lot of media fans expectations and people pick Mexico pretty far. And now it's a little bit of a reversal this year. So I don't wanna say it's cool to be in that position. But it's nice to kind of be in an underdog role and. Hopefully, I.

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"akiem hicks" Discussed on Bang the Book

Bang the Book

04:03 min | 2 years ago

"akiem hicks" Discussed on Bang the Book

"I'm like, how he's she got pocket presence this year more so than he did, but there's still some throws. So definitely work in progress, but that up a Trey Burton. I think this perfect fit for the offense. Hanmi club here, two headed monster running back. They look right back to where they were. I just I like the direction they're going. And I, I think really what's the biggest takeaway is how good a little MAC booked in the first half. And this guy's I know he's been working out, but this hold how this has been anything close to foot. Ball since what December. I think what happens when he gets into game shape is just going to be tough for teams to deal with akiem Hicks still looked exactly like he did last season once they could finally unleash MAC. Once Leonard Floyd gets that stupid cast off his hand and can make a tackle in the open field like that really needed to cobb's. There's no way fluid was going to wrap them up with one hand. So I just think there's a ton of upside. I'm, you know, I'm tempted to take them next week, but I don't know if I'm jumping on it. It's just right now. Last night. I think a lot of people are talking about the other side of ball, but you definitely have to. I know bears fans would probably wanting to kill me for saying this, but you gotta take away confidence that they really looked like a cohesive unit and they have some weapons on offense that I think I don't care what defense you are. It's gonna be tough to cover trae Burton and space. It's gonna be tough to win one on. Ones with Alan Robinson if he's healthy. So I think they got a lot they can go back to and build off of. And that's what's so important. You know, it just played a good team is the depiction rival that eights them. You know, it, sometimes you're gonna take an l. but I think really where they're at compared from last year's what they have to take away and focus on and keep learning from there. All right. I know that we talked last week about the Kansas City Chiefs, and we talked about some betting angles with the zero and one of them that you mentioned on last week's show being betting overs in Kansas City Chiefs games and so far. So good there sixty six points in their game against the chargers hat Mahomes only fifteen completions, but he made the most of them for two fifty, six, four touchdowns. I know the chargers are banged up. They've lost them guys in the secondary. They didn't have Joey Bosa in this game, man. I, it always amazes me the way that the chargers starts so slow to every single season. It feels like they always have a ton of talent. That is one thing you can say about the chargers. They always have talent. Philip rivers kinda hit a second gear here over the last few seasons threw for four, twenty four in this game still wasn't enough to come away with the win, but man, I just this is one of those games to me where a lot of people like the chargers, even though they're a slow starter, a lot of people didn't like the chiefs. And when you look at this from an efficiency. Standpoint, fifteen completions out of twenty seven tenths only three point nine yards per carry. It almost seems to obscure a lot of the problems that the chiefs have. Oh, yeah, not a complete team at all. And I just, you know, as likely talked about, it's not necessarily the offensive side of the ball gets me. So it's just they refused to fix them. Things on defense that I it, Philip Riverstone for four hundred plus I, he's not going to be the only quarterback to do that, but just don't have a consistent pass rusher given a quarterbacks too much time. And yeah, poor chargers. It's it's like the groundhog day chargers. Philip rivers has to throw for almost a record setting day in a loss, and they have got a field goal kicker that does nothing, but miss kicks argue absurdist, but you'd figure they go out and address that just to make it a strength instead of a weakness that that ticker problem. It's, I guess it's going to haunt them for yet another season. The Joey Bosa factor, though in this game is definitely bigger than what people would be willing to admit just presence out there..

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"akiem hicks" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

WGR 550 Sports Radio

05:13 min | 2 years ago

"akiem hicks" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

"And next thing. I know the schedules out and we played him first game. So it's funny. How life works words and everything works, and I'm sure it won't be as friendly as it was over the off season. Andy was reminded about the Josh Norman incident with the trash talking escalated, and he says he's not get suckered into nine again. Yeah. Yeah. But you know, you took the cheese. So okay. I can't be mad at anything that happened. I bid on it. So it's all good. Tom Brady in Tom versus time talking about how he's learned out a better deal with drama surrounding the patriots. Although he's walked off the podium twice. Here the preseason not. So sure about that. And I'm a believer where there's smoke. There's fire, of course, the Brady Bill crap. Triangle make it a square yet. Gronk into the mix. We'll see if everybody's still rubbed the wrong way, winning souls, everything we'll see how they do here. This season some notes around the NFL we got Sam Bradford gonna be starting for the cardinals here. This weekend is said his knee is good to go. He missed fifteen games last season. And he's missed like forty eight games total in his career equivalent of three seasons. But he says he is as healthy as ever meanwhile to take it on the Redskins. Add former cardinal Adrian Peterson member. Darius guys was injured. They brought a Adrian Peterson in and he got job and looks like Z will start according to Jay Gruden. So we'll see. He used to play for the cardinals had mixed results. Six games last year couple of times top two hundred and thirty yards but less than thirty yards averaging less than two yards. A carry three of those games as well. We'll see which Adrian Peterson shows up in this particular game bears defensive and akiem. Hicks says the Packers can't block his new teammate. Khalil Mack Mack is played one game against the Packers in his career picking up a first quarter sack for the raiders in two thousand fifteen speaking of Sunday night. Football course, Al Michaels and company he talked about the importance of the helmet rule and how it's going to go down this year. It's very tough to ten. But if a guy is clearly, you know. Helmet. Interesting to somebody else to sell them or in an attempt to not to hurt the Mississippi early. But. Just do it the way it's supposed to be done this. This thing is going to come down. And you know, it goes back to when they had replay replay put it. It was put into correct incorrect. Cool right to the point where the parched the hill. Now. Maybe it's going to go back to you know, what it was originally. I think the helmet thing is the same thing. Meanwhile, Antonio gates tight end of the chargers he may start in the opener. The thirty eight year old signed a one year deal in free agency to add some depth tight end. Hunter Henry beginning the regular season on the pup list physically unable to perform as he rehabs from ACL surgery. So we'll see if the elderly gates can get it done at age thirty eight against the Kansas City Chiefs, rookie soclean Griffin. This is a great story. If you haven't followed it, he's the player from central Florida. They went undefeated last year they claim their own national championship. He's the player with only one hand Addy made the squad, and it looks like he will start in place of injured K J right for the Seahawks and Pete Carroll in week one. So good news. That's a story you need to follow. And finally the jets and the lions on Monday night football. We know they're all set at quarterback with Sam darnold. Not. So settled at kicker. Roberta Kuopio getting. Try out with the team the team worked out Dan Bailey who was recently released by the Cowboys. They worked out Matt macrame this week field Yates of ESPN also saying now that Roberta is going to get into the look see this is the guy that was made famous on hard knocks last year. The former second round pick of the buccaneers had all sorts of trouble. They had to cut him last year. He's been bouncing around the league. The jets have already tried out Cairo Santos they've worked out KAI forbath. They cut Taylor. Bertel verte latte in the pre season keeping Jason Myers as well. They've worked out some mothers. That's a lot of kickers coming in and out of camp. And that is a look at our football at five got a big game tonight starting at all here with the defending Super Bowl champion eagles go on hosting against the falcons looking forward to that one. Very very much. Can't wait. Can't wait all these preseason. Games are driving me nuts. Ready for it to count ready for a big weekend football here. Coming up. We got our appetite wet a little bit last week with a great weekend of college football, Willie Taggart of Florida state with some interesting comments about his game against Virginia Tech. And I don't know if it's vote competence or a strong vote of confidence for Jim Harbaugh at Michigan. I will explain all that moment. I'm Craig Shimano for Mike Golic junior. This is first and last on ESPN radio and the ESPN app.

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"akiem hicks" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

02:10 min | 2 years ago

"akiem hicks" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"Green Bay Packers preparing for MAC attack. Quote, you know, not excited. Tripe Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers tackles, David Qatari, and Brian blogger and the rest of the Green Bay offensive line Khalil Mack. Chicago bear coming to Green Bay to tear holes in your front four, Mike Gallagher. Sorry about that. I'm not gonna lie. I like most Wisconsin. I I was very excited at the possibility of Khalil Mack joining the Green Bay Packers not only for a skill. But for the inevitable nickname of MAC and cheese that we could have used for years, but we'll find a way to survive without it. And while I watch your Brown get crops by the Steelers that will give me a little extra. Now. I have I have not yet watched last episode of hard knocks. I'll be doing that. After the show today said no spoilers, but I do want you to go to join the SDN pool, which I tweet out Mike Gallagher. It's a survivors pull. So you won't last long and you to just pick one game a week, right? How hard is that? But for marine might be pretty hard. And I'll use my recruitment bonus for new members to give it to the Semper fi fund galleys wind could I have a radio show, and I recruit new members of this thing. But I actually think you I want to test your football skills because you Packer fan all you know, is about the Packer backers. Well, let me get a check by house ethics, and I gladly destroy you that as well. But spoiler alert for hard knocks the Browns decided to give up they decided they didn't want to play spoiler worth it. So you spoiler start to. All right. Let's go to the reality of Washington DC new book by Bob Woodward. Fear is out it's full of gossip. And by the way. I don't doubt. What words reporting? I think people told him exactly what he's written. He's got tape recordings. But people lie to Bob Woodward. That's what they have to realize. What impact if any does fear have on DC? Well, I assume draft the book itself, I haven't read it. I have no way of knowing what's true. And what isn't obviously stack? John Kelly has vehemently denied the allegations in the book. But it's clear that this White House as well as the executive branch. More broadly do have a leaking problem with an anonymous sources going on the record fair to say you, and you would know that better than I the journalism writ large at the problem with.

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"akiem hicks" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio

WBBM Newsradio

01:35 min | 2 years ago

"akiem hicks" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio

"And he was on six seventy the score Milwaukee beat the cubs eleven one scoring on that pass ball, a wild pitch a hit batter and in more conventional ways the cubs went up. One nothing in the second one Wilson has grounded a third was misplayed allowing David Bodey to score. But nothing went right from there. An Anthony Rizzo left the game after fouling a ball office foot. It's a bruise x rays were negative. Mike Montgomery took the loss with four innings of two run ball the cubs. NL central lead is down to three down to four and a half over the cardinals. After Saint Louis beat the nationals eleven eight and a four hour plus game Lucas g Lido today. Confusing Jekyll and Hyde impression on the south side. He retired. The Tigers one two three in the first inning. That'll have five runs at did. Not get out of the second eight three Detroit, the final Moncada and Cornell with RBI's is for the socks Jose Abreu told reporters he's hoping to return from his recent surgery this weekend says he is feeling fine at the US open a fifth set tiebreak for the first time this tournament. It finished early this morning with Rafa Dow outlasting Dominic team seven five in that fifth set tiebreak he'll face one Martindale tro in the finals, Serena Williams and Anastacia stove through on the women's side. Here's how the Khalil Mack editions working out for defensive end akiem Hicks. I'm even more excited. When I when I look at how he rushes and how it will play into how I Russian how it will make things open. I think it'll just make number one is going to make our team better. Overall, number two is gonna make everybody's job easier on the field. So I I was pretty excited in still got a little bit leftover Hicks gets back to practice today with the bears. They opened the year.

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"akiem hicks" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

03:46 min | 2 years ago

"akiem hicks" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"Phone or on twitter they wouldn't do it probably in person he was saying you know akiem hicks wants to be one of the top defensive players in the nfl which i would think every every big defensive lineman wants to be he's he will lose some weight be able to stay on the field for three down right i remember him saying that and you know i'm not saying the key makes isn't good but he can always get better and i look forward to him getting better and i'm eager to see what roquan smith does what they're excited about smith there's a lot to be excited about but i think that vic fangio who put him in good spots so last year and this why like vic to your point freddie they were they did rack up forty two sacks they finally got more pressure on the quarterback last year that was seventh best in football and i think the reason it's encouraging because under vic you've seen them get a little bit better so they were twelfth with thirty seven in twenty what would that would be twenty sixteen then okay so they added ten year to year and then in fifteen hold on hold on freddie because remember like in fourteen and fifteen how bad awful they could never get to the infant fifteen the bears were twenty second and i think that was the first year for vic right there were twenty second with thirty five and then in fourteen this is going to be the one that's not going to be pretty if you go all the way back to twenty fourteen the bears were they were they why don't i see him boy they're so bad they didn't even they didn't even make the i thought they were just they were just outside the top half i thought they were even lower but under vic you've seen some steady improvement you know you go from twelve in the league to seven the league and maybe even take another got here to the the bears ranked ninth and scoring defense last year alone in twenty points a game you think about it the bears ranked twenty ninth and scoring and twentyseventh and time of possession which meant that the defense was on the field a little bit more yeah possessions a stat that i i don't know about you i've always thought it was an overrated stat because i would look at time of possession and i don't think it matters how long you have the ball in matters what you do with it when you have it i was thinking about peyton manning where peyton manning could go down and score you know went back in the days with the colts now time of possession a lotta times to have a possession was you got a good running game or you need the clock that's not the case house like how many points you score a lot of these offenses can just go down the field so quickly and score in bunches that's kind of how the league's longest time where when when he was here years ago they would be really good from the twenty to the twenty and his goal was let's just let's just go down the field slowly just not turn the ball over that didn't that didn't work very well changed man big chunk yardage and getting in the end zone quickly what other thing in football related and the reason we're getting into this a week from today bears are in bourbon and everybody will make their plans to stop on dying on the gridiron assassins all excited every day there's a yesterday was eight days where he posted a picture of maury buford yeah i think it was it was it was more buford in a scene from the super bowl shuffle so graphic but prince amukamara has set a high goal for himself i don't know if you saw this dan wieder or the tribune this was from him bears cornerback prince amukamara was asked what he hoped to accomplish this year are you sitting for sitting prince amukamara said i'm i'm really looking for ten pick season okay okay pixies the twenty nine year old and okamura has played seven seasons in the nfl he has seven interceptions three of them in two thousand fourteen his last interception was september of two thousand fifteen yeah it's been a little bit of a drought at ten pick season okay go good for him set the bar high it's good.

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