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All vote phone guests join US via the Shell Pennzoil Performance Line Anthony soldier alongside former. NFL General Manager. Mike Tannenbaum mom filling in for the guys today. Hope you're having an excellent new year's coming off a safe and eventful night has night all right Mike and we just got done hearing cocoa. LSU Talk about the the Clemson matchup when you watch Lsu. And I know you've been a big proponent of tigers all season long big big proponent of Joe Boroughs well when you look at this National Championship match-up does Clemson stand any any shot of beating. LSU Or as Lsu just flat unbeatable fish point. Oh absolutely you know again. That's over civil. I think Trevor Lawrence has never lost a game so an we asked. This question should early to bobby carpenter. So if there's a four point differential amid thirty go you gotta go seventy five yards for a winning touchdown who who would you rather have. It's probably Joe Borrow this year but it's awfully close. We're talking about barring an unforeseen development anthony the to number one picks and backed back. NFL The draft in their prime on prime time. It's it's an incredible stage. I think it's good. Come down. Who can make the last stop Kinda like Turner intercepting the passing Justin Austin fields last week? The clemson safety for the game clinching interception so I think absolutely clemson has a chance. And here's why Travis. At the end I think him and the Andrea Andrea Swift or the clash of the running back class this year. I think they're clearly head of JK Darwin's who I do like but Ed T. and alone can control the game and he could LSU has an improving defense. That's coach Odorata Lou to earlier but if Clemson can run the ball the best way stop Joe. Borough is going back for years in Maryland. The New York giants beat the Buffalo Bills in the super bowl and they had the ball for thirty seven. Thirty eight minutes. That's if we're talking about the national champion Clemson. Tigers figures look for time of possession as a big factor in that you know. I agree first and foremost I agree with you in that Clemson does does have a shot. Do we not what do we do. We now remember what happened last year when everybody was on Alabama and Sabin and book it that revenge revenge factor that Alabama has coming off of the walls to Clemson the year prior and the national championship game in them with a freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence and Clemson got it done and it wasn't particularly particularly close. If we're writing off Clemson or if anybody's writing off Clemson I think that would be a mistake. Bread Venables the defensive coordinator for Clemson. I thought Mike and tell me what you think. I thought that he did an excellent job. As the game. Moron against Ohio state figuring out ways to attack just field. The talented dual author quarterback for Ohio. State he sent more pressure he he knows that he's got a gamble in certain spots and certainly as the athletes to do so joe boroughs it was gonNA make place. We know that he's made plays all season long. They just put up sixty three on Oklahoma but Oklahoma is in the same class. When you talk about about Clemson's defense but the point that you just hit on I thought is excellent when Lsu took on Ole miss earlier this year ole all miss rush for like over two hundred yards against Lsu? Now they couldn't stop Joe Borough and wound up being another victory for the Tigers. Bought not running the ball effectively. Does two things for Clemson one as you noted it keeps jober on. LSU's offense on the sidelines. To if you're in possession of the football Iran in that clock consistently and you can shorten up the game and not provide so many opportunities for Joe Borough and Lsu and Travis each who's coming off an excellent game against. I'll stay in the running game in the passing game. Those interesting Mike. Trevor Lawrence was running the football as much. He was in that game as well with those two guys. I think that clubs and Ken were on the ball. Actively it's just a matter of if L. as you scores in a blink can clemson keep pace ace. That's my only question nobody's been able to keep pace with. LSU To this point you know. I think those are all fair points. But because of the explosive players. That clemson has has in Rawson Higgins. They they'll be able to answer the scores. I presume that Lsu's going. I was at the game last week. the Peach Bowl while they they you know I want you to the game. I watched the warm ups. I'm thinking myself I just don't see Oklahoma. Having the players on the back end and candidly look we could always talked about how would they be as an NFL team and physically upright. You know we're talking about kids going against grown men and and that's why ka-shing can never compete with a pro team. But but what I would say is when you look at Marshall You look at Justice in Jefferson and you look at your marches. There's no NFL team right now. That has three horns that can match up with them none so LSU's going to score in practice score against Oklahoma the score against Clemson they score against Alabama. They're gonNA score. But I do think clemson will be able to score and I think think they're going to be able to run the ball I think. LSU's defense has improved over the course of the year. Chasen's a really good pass rusher in particular they got a couple of really good corners. Derek sting leads can be a first first round pick when he's eligible But I think it's going to be a high scoring game and despite LSU's improved defense. I think Clemson's just two explosive on offense and I could could see this game being in the thirties. That's my Tannenbaum former. NFL General Manager. Here David Josie voices going out but were punching through it here. ESPN radio is presented by progressive insurance with insurance for cars homes boats motorcycles RV's and commercial vehicles at one eight hundred progressive and progressive as of Dot Com Mike. Let's talk a little bit too about the NFL draft. Because after Joe Borough takes on Clemson in the national championship game. He's likely to hear his name. Read off number one going to Cincinnati bengals or if the bengals decide to I don't know trade the trade that big. He certainly go number one when you. You've you've evaluated quarterback for a very long time listed with Joe Borough that I'm GonNa ask you another quarterback who situations a lot more convoluted when you look at Jonesboro borough can he make that transition from Lsu to the NFL and grapple with all that the high expectations of potentially being the number one overall pack. Why do There'd be a lot of questions I gotta say. Yes he would be my number one pick however I would have a couple of questions one is when he was at Ohio State. Why didn't he when the job when you talk about Dwayne Haskins J. T. Barrett. You're talking about two good. They're very good college. quarterbacks but not transformation talents and as good as job rose played and we heard from coach John Talk about. Wow this guy has been the great football player he's ever seen well. Assistant happened overnight. So how come. He couldn't win the job at Ohio State and last time I checked urban. Meyer knows what quarterback looks like. So that's question number one and then last year candidate he was good. Anthony wasn't great and again. That's nitpick here but if you're a great player if you're a truly great if you're Andrew Luck if you're John Elway you gotta pop right away so those would be the two questions that I would ask at least and we were talking talking to bobby carpenter height former. NFL Player obviously Knicks. How state we asked him earlier about? Joe Borough the offense in relation into the matchup with Clemson the national championship game but being able to play in Joe. Brady's passing game and and runs similar concepts substitute. What Sean Payton did in New Orleans is doing in New Orleans degrees? I would think that that that transition would be smooth the other quarterback that that I gotta ask you about and of course this this is where the convoluted par comes in is to a tongue of a lower. Let's say that his medicals clear. Let's say that while he might not be ready to play next season for an NFL team. He's going to be healthy enough at some point maybe a year and a half from now to start in the NFL. Your general manager if you have a first round pick where does to a tongue of a low of Alabama go well It's about about three things medical medical medical so we could get the medical cleared. Then no problem but you just concerned because it's an injury where it's it's the hip and it's not an area the by that's well vascular arised and therefore it's a little bit unpredictable. Hopefully he makes a full and complete recovery until we get that back Until we know that our doctors who signed off. It's really proceed with caution with him. That is for general manager. Mike Tannenbaum Anthony Sculpture Filling in for the guys on the Dan Le Batard show with Stugotz on. ESPN radio the ESPN APP and Sirius. Xm Channel Eighty Alabama place today against Michigan Michigan. In fact they're going to do so in less than an hour. Are we close to seeing the end of Alabama's dynasty last somebody who's close to the game today in in that situation next on the Dan Lebatard show wish to God's on Espn Radio ESPN APP. SIRIUSXM channel eighty STU gods here. It's a new year. 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I may have any salter longside former. NFL General Manager. Mike Tannenbaum and Mike Assad a little bit about Alabama Michigan will your them and that Kin Geico of that game about forty five minutes when you look at Alabama the state of the program. I am not making the playoffs this year. Playing in the verbose citrus bowl against Michigan does the thought. Cross your mind at all that we could see that we could be seeing the end of this dynasty under nick. Sabin not at all I think They're still recruiting at a really high level. I was at the Lsu Alabama game. It was a very close game. It was a weird game because the first drive of the Game Alabama goes right down the field. Everybody was questioning about you too What was going on with his ankle? He fumbles the ball. I the whole game could have been different so They're still recruiting. I have very high level so I don't think The end is near with Mike Tannenbaum as faltered the Dan Le Batard Stugotz on. ESPN radio. Let's head to the shell. Pennzoil performance line. We're joined by Marty Smith Co host of Marty and McGee of the podcast Marty Smith Marty Smith's America at the Virgo Citrus Bowl today between Michigan and Alabama the Mardi happy New Year to you. Thank you for joining us. Same question to you if you hear. Oh well this could be the end of Alabama's dynasty just laughed that off at this point hell yeah And I hope you hear me. Okay I think my signals a little spot in the stadium here but Look football team To me should have been in the College Football playoff even despite the loss they lost to the best team in America by five points and a tremendous Minnie's football game in which they made so many mistakes. You heard Mike. I'm going to add on. They had dumb penalties. They I I self inflicted wounds not then of course. LSU Is the best in the country. They deserve to win the game. Then they lose to offer on the road and the iron bowl album might be the best not three college football team. I'm really good team man This is weird having Alabama In a non playoff the game and actually ask Nick Sabin. Yesterday I spent some time with coach yesterday and I asked him where. And how do you find purpose. You GonNa non-playoff aim win ever missed listed in the playoff era. And he said it's about this is about this game are we. Marty Smith are. We'll we'll try to get them back on Anthony just to finish that. Thought you know one of the things that could save so good at and I know what Marty's alluding to which is he's always pushing you to be the best you can in that moment and there's nothing productive about talking about what's happened but in the past and the National Championships one in the past and there's something about talking about you know next year and what's going to be like without all these players that are moving on so or Dylan Moses. WHO's coming back? There are very talented linebacker that this year with his ACL injury. It's about today January first. Twenty twenty what is the best version of you. That could go. beat a really talented Michigan Wolverine Team especially on defense so F- for you guys that are playing and I'm talking to you the Jerry Judys or the world. This is your opportunity. You need to end this season on the best note possible. And he's challenging people and their inner competitiveness and that's what their program is you ever go there practices. It's always good it against good and the best players play so his message. Today is one of consistency and I agree with Marty. This is a team that you know. You're probably five or six players away from talking about another. Lsu Alabama may be you know another game either in the SEC championship or you know even in the final four here so this. This is a very very talented team. They're still recruiting at a high level to me. The beginning of the end would be when they don't recruit and we don't see any indication when the recruiting rankings. Come out that they fall off at all. My much does that. How is their similarities? There between Nick Sabin Bill Bill Belichick. And I'll even take it as that for you. Were closely with bill courses. Bill parcells as well. Is there any similarities. There across the board with those coaches in that matter header. Yeah absolutely I've had the good fortune of working for coach Belshazzar coach parcells got to know nick really well over the years and I think there are a lot more similarities season differences even though their styles may be a little bit different but at their core the standards are the standards and the best players GonNa play and he's going to challenge the players. There's that are playing today that you represent the University of Alabama and we're going to get your best or you won't be in their plan simple and we collectively accomplish. Push a lot today. Despite the fact that we're playing you know in Orlando. We're not you know a couple of hundred miles to the west of New Orleans next week for the National Championship. But let's be the best version version of us today that we possibly can be and I promise you I promise you. They'll be ready to go. I'm not predicting a win. I'm not predicting anything with point spreads but when I am promising who is that that that coaching staff was preparing. They were practising the practices. Were competitive and they will be ready to go today. Make no doubt about it. Well it's interesting because when they have not played in a playoff game or a national championship. We've we have seen Alabama lose this these type of games for example when they played in the two thousand fourteen sugarbowl taking nothing away from Trevor Knight in Oklahoma but Alabama the better team the favored team but they weren't playing in a playoff for national championship. P Lost Oklahoma forty five to thirty one. Same same concept taking nothing away from Utah view the year that they played Alabama in the sugar bowl which was two thousand and nine. Utah beat Alabama. Thirty one and seventeen. I have no doubt that the team will be prepared to. Hey under Nick Sabin but this matchup is fascinating from the standpoint standpoint of Alabama with no playoff game on the line no national championship on the line or they're used to playing those games in fact I think they've played their last eight games when you don't factor in the regular season has been in a play offer national championship whereas Michigan. This is their opportunity to finish the year. Finish the season with a signature victory under Jim. Harbaugh because it when you lose Ohio state again you need that off season push to say at least we beat Alabama. So when I look at this Michigan Alabama game seemingly would mean more to Michigan again but then when you factor in things that you talk about Mike players in their final game at Alabama what that means you would think that Alabama would finish this year with with the W. But again when you factor in the Utah Sugar Bowl the sugar bowl against Oklahoma. We have seen Alabama falter in these spots before but I don't think that has anything to do with the dynasty. I agree with you on that. Yeah I think the flip side of the coins really interesting one today. I think that Michigan really has more at stake today day. Because for Jim Harbaugh he needs to answer the question about getting a big win and although again we're talking about Maybe not one of the bigger New Year's Day bowl games or surely Charlie the playoffs for him to beat Nick. Sabin on New Year's Day would be a big win for coach Harbaugh. So if you said who had more on the line today. I really think it's Michigan. Yeah I mean you hear all the criticism surrounding Jim Harbaugh in Ann Arbor One and if you're wondering why haven't they moved on. If you saw the the the Brady Hoke era. The Rich Rodriguez Era Michigan knows what they have in horrible now. He hasn't got them over the Hump. He hasn't built a program. My Urban Meyer did Ohio State or that or that Ryan Day is seemingly building in Columbus abyss but they won a lot of games under marble since he since he came into. Hardly the college would become came back to the race after coaching in the NFL. That's why why they have moved on but it has been kind of that monkey on the shoulder of our ball. They have not won those big time. Games Safer Notre Dame this year interesting interesting matchup. It's one of four today. In College football that being the Virgo citrus bowl between Michigan and Alabama Minnesota Auburn also set to kick off and about a half hour a little bit more than a half hour in the outback bowl. Wisconsin Oregon is at the Rose Bowl game presented by northwestern mutual. And then. You've got Baylor in Georgia in the allstate sugar bowl so really good college football matchups today. Every salzer Mike Tannenbaum filling in for Dan Le Batard and Stugotz here on the on. ESPN radio the ESPN APP. And siriusxm channel eighty straight ahead. The browns have a ton of questions surrounding the organization. And it's not just who will be the next head coach. which is the biggest one still? At the quarterback position will answer that next here on the Dan Le Guitar. Joe Was God's on. ESPN radio brought to you by capital one. You know how it feels when you've saved enough for that long awaited home addition now imagine saving enough for an addition on that addition. That's the feeling with capital one. Where new savings account turns five times? The national average capital one is helping you earn more toward your savings goals. This is banking reimagined engined. What's in your wallet capital one in a member? FDIC DON Lebatardshow. Anything STU gods. I don't remember what I was going to talk about. So so in those instances when I have is a default that just makes fun of stugotz. You're welcome these lebatardshow with these two guys on. ESPN radio excuse. The guys are off today. The Dan Le Batard show with Stugotz on. ESPN radio the ESPN APP and Sirius. Xm Channel Eighty presented by progressive insurance. I mean if any solids are filling in for Dan Le Batard and the gang and so is my Tanenbaum former. NFL General Manager. Let's head to the Shell Pennzoil performance. Line where we're going to talk a little Brown's football. Oh with Mary. KAY CABINET OF CLEVELAND DOT COM. Mary Happy New Year to you. Thank you so much for joining us and let's get right to it The the one question that that I have was we figured Mary that kids likely out the door. But what did you make about John. Dorsey deciding to part ways with the organization. What led to that fall out? Well we started to hear rumblings about that And even on Sunday when I wrote my Freddie Kitchen spiring story I talked about how things might come to a head between John Dorsey and Paul de Peste and that actually did end up happening. They wanted John Dorsey to take diminished role in the organization. More we'll get back to his scouting roots and you know do more of a vice president of player personnel or something like that. He did not want to do that. They wanted to leave the head ahead of football operations or job open So that they could hire that person in conjunction with the new coach however that works out not necessarily that the new coach will hire that person but just so that they could make those two jobs compatible. So John Wasn't up for that and off he goes very k just curious spin this story for now over the next twenty four to seventy two hours. How you think the search will proceed? Well the first interview review is with Mike McCarthy Tomorrow and Mike did not get a chance to interview last year. I think because they were really set on Freddie Kitchens. They did not run what I would consider to be Just a real genuine coaching search last year. I think they knew heading into it. I think John New heading into it that he wanted Freddie Kitchens to be the man and I think that that Mike McCarthy and his people sort of sense to that last year and ducked out of of interviewing This year he's you know he's a high priority They really early life. What he's done in the off season they like the fact that he's really done a deep dive on the whole analytics piece which is obviously important to them with Paul de Padeshah the chief strategy the officer Moneyball Guy for this football team So I think Mike comes in with you know I I. I think he comes as a star candidate and if he does get hired then I think that means Elliott Wolff would have a good chance of being promoted to general manager of the Cleveland Browns As far as Josh mcdaniels is concerned if he he gets the job I think he would want to bring in a Dave Ziglar a Nicosia. Two guys that played with him at John Carroll and our Patriots execs right now or even Scott Pelley who. He's worked very closely and remains close to Mary. Kay Cabinet police DOT COM joins right which ended about the browns and the only only their head coaching vacancy. Their General Manager Vacancy and Mary. When you look at the situation you look at the has lumps? They have run through coach coach after coach. After coach Freddie Kitchens Hugh Jackson Mike Patton Raja's inskeep pet sherman. There when when you think about then their next x move what. Why do you think that it has lumps? Continue to misfire on their coaches more because of the GTM's they don't know what they want for their their their organization program. Why do you think the continued to misfire? Well they've just never known how to set up the organization From top opt to bottom they just keep getting it wrong. They keep pairing the wrong people with wrong. Other people they keep Leaving usages of the last regime in with the new regime and those people butt heads I mean I remember when John Dorsey was hired as general manager. I said to someone in the organization. You're getting it wrong again again. You are appearing John Dorsey Policy Podesta. And that's as old school football as you could possibly get with as new school moneyball as you could possibly get. I didn't say that it was going to be able to work more term. And I you know. and Lo and behold here we are two years later blowing it up all over again so I I hope they can get it right. This time I just posted a story saying that the has laws and and there are some of them are Jay w Johnson. They're leading. They're actually leading the coaching cert- hurt. Paul is kind of running the process. So I think Paul will actually be you know kind of driving the bus. This time around. You know he'd he'd lost out to John last year when he wanted Kevin Stefanski and and John one the Freddie kitchen sweepstakes there so this time around you know hopefully Paul. He's I've been around long enough now knows enough people. Hopefully he can help. Get it right and do you think they'll hold off on the GM Part of this until they get the head coach solidified. You know what that's kind of a little bit of a grey area. I think that again if it's Mike McCarthy and they already have Elliott Wolff place you know then they can kind of do a combo deal there and it doesn't have to be. This guy was first and that guy was second. DOC ID Again if Josh mcdaniels then you know then they have to see if they can get permission. to try to get one of those guys out of a Okay New England or or bringing Scott Peel. WHO's not in delayed right now? So it's a little bit of a great area. It's not that they have to wait to hire the the head coach but they just want to do it in conjunction with and that will be a big part of the interviews How they're going to sort of set that whole thing up if it's someone else that doesn't have a you know a necessarily a huge need to have their own? GM come in with them. Then Um Andrew Berry comes into play the former browns vice president of a player personnel now with the Eagles You know he's somebody that the has would love to bring back to the organization and you know he would pair nicely with you know someone that that isn't coming in here. You know not not demands but coming in here here really you know asking to have their own guy. Tomo couple more things Mary. Kay Cabinet Cleveland. Dot Com are married. John Dorsey obviously drafted Baker Mayfield field. He's gone the head coach. They wanted to pair with Baker Mayfield Freddie Kitchens. He's gone. How likely is it that the new regime won't want Baker Mayfield to be there? They're shorting quarterback well. This is a big huge year coming up for Baker Mayfield and I think of course the head coach. A big part of this interview process will be Asking asking and talking to the coach about what their view of Baker Mayfield is at what they think they can get him back on track and I think that's got to be a priority for The browse next season because they obviously have to decide whether or not to pick up his fifth year option. It gives them the big bucks and all that kind of stuff. So I I I would love to be hearing what What these coaches feel and think about Baker Mayfield? I don't know that Josh mcdaniels Gordon coming out of the draft and probably still. It feels like he can get his hands on him. Turn it back into the quarterback. Everybody thinks he can be But that's that's got to be a big priority in twenty twenty is determining if Baker is the guy and what to do to get them back to that place. Interesting God's in Cleveland to say the least Mary thank thank you so much for joining us. Happy New Year to you. We'll talk again soon. Sounds great thanks for having me thank you all right. That's MARY KAY CABINET OF CLEVELAND DOT com here on the Dan talk show with Stugotz on. ESPN radio the ESPN APP and Sirius. Xm Channel Eighty Anthony Salter alongside me as NFL fell general manager Mike Cinema we heard earlier from MLS. You head coach Ed or is your on but now we'll get the Clemson perspective on the National Championship game from Dabo Swinney that's next on. ESPN radio GEICO. Presents another voicemail from your roommate. Hey I got some bad news. Someone broke into our apartment and they took your TV and your computer. 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ESPN radio I'm Anthony soldier voices going out but we're we still got you here. Mike Tannenbaum former. NFL General Manager again. We're filling in for Jan Lebatardshow here on the Dan Le Batard are Josue guts on. ESPN radio earlier. We heard from Ed. Ores Ron head. Coach Avella's you. Who sat down on championship drive with Davis? He talked about the matchup with Clemson the national championship game. Here's now daboh Sweeney on championship. Drive with with Davis Devo and you come off a game like the wind against Ohio state that took such a physical toll little extra time. How do you guys approached recovering? Well a lot OUGHTA sleep on the plane riding back and gave them off Monday and Tuesday. They were completely off the players so a couple days to just rest and recover. You know they've been over here doing some you know Pre Hab type stuff that they always do taking care of their bodies and then And then today the staff We'll get our first chance to get with them. We'll have meetings only So they're coming in later on this afternoon so they really had Monday Tuesday day and today off We'll come in this afternoon. Just have meetings and then we'll get back on the field tomorrow so just bigger saying just give them some time to to rest Unbelievable gain ain't physical game and But we'll we'll be excited to get back Going in and really to see him for the first time this afternoon depollute over two weeks to get ready for Lsu when you've seen them this year. I'm sure whether it's watching games or highlights when you when you turn on the film. What's what what are the things that stand out in this match up between your team and and this This LSU team you're GONNA face well. How many very similar to what we saw last week incredibly Balance a very complete football team. I mean Their quarterback is playing just an unbelievably high level. Incredibly efficient accurate. He's very smart decision. -sition maker Keep them in the right play. All the time they empower him a lot to do that He creates his legs Very good running back back Their offensive line big strong physical They had won a whale award One to six elite wideouts got a great eight tidy in. I mean there's really no weakness there and then aroma defensive side they are massive massive upfront in that D. Align they've got great depth again just big and strong and fast and athletic linebackers and and outstanding in the secondary. They got guys that can that can running in cover and So just a just a very complete football team Just like the team that we saw last week who I thought was outstanding as well. Well W quarterback Trevor Lawrence after that targeting hit. He was on the ground hurt days confused. He said that he went to the sideline. When he was able the gathering himself? He was Kinda pissed off and that kind of woke him up and he changed. Tell us what did you see from your quarterback after that hit. I mean I didn't really see anything different. I thought his approach was the same the whole way I mean he said that you know it just kind of made him mad you know he was bill taking like hey they you know they knocked him out or whatever So I just think more of any if anything just just his resolve and his will to win was just strengthen within that much more than it already was and it was just it was it was a it was a a man who was the heavyweight. Bout A man's a huge game lots of momentum and obviously to get down sixteen. Nothing and I would say most teams would fold But to see our guys Keep their poise and keep battling and and Now we need it was that one spark and down sixteen nothing and then going twenty. Nine seven Ryan I think that says all you need to know about that quarterback That we got in data. It'll you'll be heading back into the building and what you want a national championship as a player. LSU and Clemson coming up on January thirteenth. Appreciate your time and happy New Year you got to look forward to happy new year to everyone out there go tigers are that was. That was Reese Davis Championship drive with Jabots Weena. The head coach of Clemson Michael Keaton. Excuse me and my co host today. Mike Tannenbaum former. NFL General Manager. Anthony Salter on the Dan. Le Batard show was. God's Are Mike we've been doing and football frenzy all season long and I know for prediction standpoint. You're well ahead of me when it comes through correct predictions. I'm going to challenge you today though. There are four College Football Playoff Games. I'm sorry not ballgames. We are going to make make predictions against the spread to wrap things up all right. I'm going to challenge you on. This is this like a new year sort of like fresh slate for you is that is that is that thought process. That's exactly right. I'm hitting the reset button here. Bring it on a trite. I'm going to try to get the best of my Tanenbaum. who is a genius when it comes to football predictions all right Michigan Alabama and the Virgo Citrus Bowl? Alabama is minus a seven. And a half. Who Do you have like Alabama lay the points with Alabama seven and a half? Yeah Alabama's the better team. You Know Bolt Bowl Games are always a hard just even from a scheduling perspective. Like how many times you WANNA go see a game watch somebody play. And then they don't play for whatever reason so you never know like who may be pulled or or what happens. But I like Alabama Michigan and right. There is why I'm GonNa Take Michigan. I think I think the games more for Michigan than it does Alabama. I'll take the seven and a half points and by the way all these. All these lines are from Caesar's Casino in Sports Book. So I got Michigan plus seven and a half you got Alabama seven and a half Minnesota and Auburn Auburn. Auburn is laying seven points similar. Alabama's Line Auburn is favored by seven. I'm going to take Minnesota in this game. I think motivation ovation also factors in here. I think it's a big opportunity for that Minnesota Program to win eleven games as he does a for the first time. I'm what since one thousand nine hundred four is what we've been talking about throughout the course of the day to day. I like Minnesota plus the seven. I think they keep a close against Auburn. Who got to keep things okay? I'll take Auburn so okay. I'll go. SEC SEC big ten big ten heart -Sconsin we're going to big ten. Wisconsin is laying fielder minus three against Oregon got. Oh I gotta go with Oregon. I've been all in on Justin. Herbert I do like Jim Leonard a lot. JIM LOVES THE UP AND COMING. Defensive Coordinator the Wisconsin Badgers one of my former guys. He'll be head coach. He'll be a great head coach when he becomes one That should be a great game. I'm really looking forward to see that. You know Y Wisconsin Johnson's number one in the country in blessing efficiency and just in Herbert's hole in his game is dealing with the blitz. So it's really a great opportunity for Herbert. That should be a great game. I'm really really looking forward to watching that That's a great match up I like Oregon but boy that that just as a fan of the sport that that's a game I'm looking forward to seeing. Yeah that's the Rose Bowl presented by more northwestern mutual by the way Minnesota Auburn is the outback bowl. Our last one allstatesugarbowl Guy Wisconsin. I and I'm not. I'm not just fading U.. I like Wisconsin Defense Against Justin Herber Roseville allstatesugarbowl Baylor in Georgia. Baylor is plus four. And a half against Georgia's Georgia's favorite. Who Do yet? I believe Georgia's seeing some guys here so I gotta go with Baylor I will say this if the team gets full team. I really like Georgia. But I think they're going to be missing. Both of their tackles and I think Baylor Baylor can have more of a full squads. I'll go with them. Yeah same I like Baylor as well. So we'll we'll throw that one out because Georgia. Yeah as you as you just noted Mike. They're sitting four guys along the offensive line for various reasons. Are My Tanenbaum. Happy New Year to you my friend the Bourbeau citrus bowl between Michigan and Alabama is next on. ESPN radio happy New Year to everyone. An interesting creature inhabits. It's the flat arid plains of many automobile dashboard the bobblehead. It's most agreeable and will not allow them to anything despite having no brain function but when the bobblehead. Here's how Geico not only saves people money but also gives them access to licensed agents twenty four seven online and over the phone. He'll not even more vigorously because he he knows. You should switch. Because switching to gyco is a no brainer. Easy Pablo had easy. You can get whiplash.
Brad Thompson Cardinals Off-Season Update
"It's a thursday. And let's visit with brad thompson of the fast lane. I'm dan mclaughlin. This scoops with danny mac and is always brad. It is great to visit with you. I did not have the chance once. The cardinals were eliminated to visit with us. We were doing every monday. But hey i thought this would be the perfect time to get you to actually talk baseball and be serious. So how are things going with you. Dan they they're going grade and To start out on a note. Don't tell anybody you talk to me. They picked today or tomorrow off of work. Okay i know but that's how much you think of me is that you would actually do this interview really. This is all about me on the low key though i don't want to. I'm doing radio on days. That i took off of the radio. You know so Yeah don't tell anybody okay. i won't do that. You can hear brad daily. Normally when he's not taking his vacation days on the fast lane on one zero one. Espn i gotta ask you brad. First of all the cardinals and major league baseball. It's kind of a holding pattern right now. But one of the moves that they did make was with colton. What were your initial impressions of them. Not picking up his option and saying for all intents and purposes goodbye colton long. Yeah and he just from a player perspective right. My initial response Far was disappointment. I mean i. I looked at colton wall. And i know that maybe he hadn't quite evolved into the hitter that they were hoping that he would evolve into that. We've seen the best baseball from colin long. Still believe there's more they're young enough. His writers prime defensively the best at his position around the league and so disappointing to lose that piece or at least the idea of potentially losing that piece. I i really did think dan. I'm interested to know what you were thinking about it leading into a. I really thought expect them to pick up his option at twelve point. Five million i. I think that it is very evident. Even without the landscape of what's going on right now in the middle of a pandemic and everybody's spending is going to be tight. I didn't see them picking that up. But i did see them. Restructuring somehow someway bringing back on a lower age. Maybe a three year deal you know for for far less than twelve point. Five million dollars a year. I kind of figured something like that might end up happing So i was. I was a little bit disappointed by. What did you think was going to happen with that. I thought they'd pick up the option and then at that point that would buy them time as to whether or not they would keep colt long or to your point. Restructured the deal but to the greater point. I think what it shows is that the industry is saying yes. Is he a good defensive player. He's outstanding six seventy five. Oh opie is not going to cut it. They're trying to get better offense and teams are saying we'd rather have sluggers maybe than defense. That's kind of the way. I read it and they felt maybe all right. We're gonna be stuck with this if we pick it up. And and that's what baseball kind of telling you across the board is. That's what we're looking at now. I gotta tell you As just a baseball parent. I do trend more old school than i do new school but i i love baseball. I love the game. Whatever it ended up taking the shape of. I don't love the fact that we're taking the value off defenders. I don't love the idea. Maybe we're building more one dimensional players. But i do understand that you need opiates you need bang for your buck and the cardinals desperately more so than pretty much other any other team. in in the national league i believe the th the pirates last year with the team that had a lower opie s in the cardinals and You really don't want to be in too many conversations. Currently with the pirates. They needed right. They need some bang for their buck. But the question is going back to the idea of the postseason and spending money. Can you get that back. Internally right is going to happen from tommy edmund. Taking over at second base while he'd be able to provide more He kind of took a little bit of a step back off. Pensively this year but Just like you. And you. And i've had these conversations off air. It's very hard to Get a good read on a player after a crazy. Twenty twenty schedule and what the cardinals had to go through. So i still believe that. Tommy edmund is a good player and can be better than he was last year. I think he'd be better than he was two years ago. But i just wonder where the the pop and the o. p. s. and the iso and all these advanced ask the cardinals need so desperately. I just really wonder where it's gonna come from if they're not looking to spend cash this all yati and ueno. Do you think they come back to saint louis man. I'm keeping my fingers crossed on this one and Anthony salter and i we We tend to do little side side bets on stuff and this one. I've been very very true on. I think we got launch on this one that yati and ueno or both coming back. I say 'cause i'm ever the optimist he says may because you know he's looking at the numbers look look in had What what teams are looking spending it on all the rumors that are floating out there. Man believe Keep seeing goutierre molina being attached to different teams and who might be interest- did now. I don't know who is going to want to pony up the multiyear deal. Maybe it's the team that just looked at him and said that's the missing link like we need him. We need that guy on the field this entire career. The value that he provides in so many different aspects of the game. I'm sure that there is a team and or teams that feel like they're that missing link away. Maybe they do it out of the two. If i really had to bet on it of the one that i believe it would be back. At least quicker. I would pick wainwright. I think it's an easier deal to get done. I believe that ueno is showed over the last couple of years that he's okay with Taking maybe the lower salary throw some incentives in there. He just wants to. He wants to play baseball but he's going to have suitors as well. We've already heard. The braves. Are linked to adam wainwright and no shocker. On that right at raised like the one that got away for the atlanta braves. They'd love to be able to have him there. Bring him back and this isn't just a. Hey full circle look baseball. We brought this guy back to end his career and he'll tip is braves hat. We'll go rhino done. The last couple of years. I mean he was your ace last year. I still believe that the cardinals pitching is gonna be a strength next year dan. I still believe that rotation is going to be solid. The bullpens is going to be really good. But it's a different look when four five year rotation are gonna be battles for who wins them and your third spot in the rotation is going to be a guy in miles. Michael is that is coming off of a surgery where he missed the entire year so far from certain that they could really use. That went right back. It's interesting to with carlos martinez Talking about this yesterday. You don't know how certain guys reacted to co vid. He was not wearing needed to be this year. I prefer him in the bullpen. But he is in the final year of his deal. That's always something to think about. Then you have You've got daily leone. You got oviedo and woodford who i would think would be at memphis and then there's a wild card in there may as a starter and alex. Rae is how do you think some of that shakes out in the back. End of a rotation well. Tha- that's the most exciting part about spring training and I i wish maybe i was talking about offensively. Who that juggernaut. It's going to be this year. But i think this is. It's going to be the battle for the last two spots. If i was just picking two guys based on sheer talent. Ed than i wanted to see in the rotation it would be gabor and raise like i would like to see both of those guys round out the rotation. I know that the cardinals already have another lefty. And kim in the rotation with two left wouldn't be bad and gombar dump to me Like i i love I like ponds as well. And i enjoy what he has. I think that could be a back. End of the bullpen guy. They can just come in and overpower people. Think has proven that he can give better as the game goes on he's got a wider array of pitches and with raise like. We were all picturing a couple of years ago of him. Being the ace of the cardinals and i still don't think that there is that thought of a one two punch a flirty ray is going to be there. But we haven't seen raya start a full season in the big leagues ever and everybody's gonna be on innings limits and restrictions. Or at least they're going to be very cautious coming into next year. So that's where. I think there's a little bit of value and more value. Not even just talking about the upside. Now i'm talking about carlos martinez now because we've seen him at the best right. The the upside is there. He can be very very effective starter. You're very effective year. Point at the back end of the bullpen. But i'm trying to think of a guy where i could go into twenty twenty one hoping that it's a full season and i could try to ride through a full season with him potentially being on the last year of his contract and potentially being a penalty him being a veteran guy. I would feel a lot more comfortable from an organization point of leaning on him. Say here you go through. Take the ball. We need you right now as opposed to doing that with some of the younger guys. Do you see the cardinals. I'm gonna throw to crazy names out there. Taking a flyer on a a cesspit is yasser el puig those kind of players in trying to bring them in on a one year. Deal in and catch lightning in a bottle Puig has been a name that's been kicked around a ton over the last couple of years and cardinals fans have had a lot of interest. And you know the front office and you know ownership very well I don't think that they're they're gonna take a flyer with him with some of the current off-field accusations that are thrown his way. I just don't see adding the bad optics to who knows. If this pans out. Like i i i don't see it. Maybe you know if he does all that stuff gets cleared up and he's good to go maybe do Says i don't see either just because it doesn't feel like he wanted to play baseball anymore. It's kinda just walked away and this doesn't feel to me like a cardinal kind of player. Somebody that just Up and laugh on the road and said done done packed up my crap. You could send it to me if you want or or not i. I really don't care. Maybe he has a change of heart and maybe he really wants to doing the end. Your your point is is very well taken is that if they're not gonna spend a bunch of money. Why not take a flyer on a high upside guy. I just don't know if either of those guys really fit the profile of what the cardinals would be looking for in more aspects than just. Could you provide some power. So we know max rock we know miller we know wong guys that can play second base are gone so mondo sosa would be in this conversation. I was looking at some of the names Tommy lewis stella Cesar hernandez who's a switch hitter jonathan. Vr terrible year last year career. Seven twenty-seven ps to any of those guys excite. You looking forward. Not more than the not really more than tommy edmund. To be honest with you because The only value that they could come in with bringing some of those guys in. I'll throw another name in that mix who has had some power potential coming off of a one year deal. He probably wouldn't cost you a lot of jonathan scope yup Who hit thirty two bombs a few years ago albeit in baltimore at twenty plus. So i mean he could provide some of that thump right there but The the added a i would think of bringing in a third baseman. Or i'm sorry. A second basement is didn't have to fully lean on matt carpenter and presuming. That's what they're going to do. Heading into twenty twenty one over at their. So you could shift tommy edmund back over there or maybe you could jump. Start one of the younger guys. I know that Everybody wants to talk about nolan gorman. I don't really see that happening early on in the season. But montero's already on the forty man roster maybe he's another guy that they do but none of those names like pop out so that's what i am. Sure that the the front office. I'm sure mo and gershon and you know. Everybody are kind of crunching these same numbers and working at the same way. Any of those names that you popped up jonathan. Vr communist ally through in scope like. Are these names going to make us markedly better or are we going to spend more money and be right around the same. Because i know that fans he like about the financial side of it. And there's a misconception all the time the cardinals don't spend well there's also like spending smart right and i just wonder like how art is. We do have a bunch of money coming off the books after this season in martinez. Potentially i mean assuming you don't pick up the the option at seventeen five and i don't think they will and and carpenter and fowler like what wo- what value is really to throw money at it at the middle and guys when you have some other players that you can get some looks at. I feel like that's probably the struggle that they're going to have this entire offseason. Finally is your name out there that interests you anybody that comes to mind. You'd say i'm gonna spend that money. I'm going to get that guy. You know what. I got to george springer in trevor bauer springer. I'm always concerned about any astro. Bauer eyewear loved. Bring him in. It would be so much fun for us. I don't know if he would do it. I don't know if we could get him to calm down a little bit but yeah oh either one of those guys and then of course franscisco door. Of course right. everybody wants him though. Yes i think we all know that. That the cardinals probably aren't going after the the top bat on the mark or the top pitcher on the market with those two. I will give you a couple of realistic names. That i think and i'm sure that you take them around on your show. I know we'd kick them around on the fast lane. Michael brantley is one thing that he's a little bit older. I know he's astro but he was also an indian before and i feel like you had a track record. Just proven. he could stay healthy. He's over an eight hundred psi for his career and at his age again. I mean it's not gonna take more than two years potentially in pandemic be able to keep them around. They know the astros have been doing a little bit of work trying to keep him and the other one is jock peterson. And you and i have talked off. Air of just being a guy that provides a lot of pop you'll never face a left handed pitcher But that's fine. Because you've got some guys in your outfield mix. That probably shouldn't face right. Handers all the time so i think that that player makes sense also but it always comes down to the market and what kind of value you can get on those guys. Hey brad is always appreciated. Have a great weekend. Enjoy the off day. And thanks for doing this. I appreciate it very much. No brom dan. I appreciate you having me as always enjoy your weekend as well. That's brad thompson. This is scoops with danny mac.
The Dan Le Batard Show
"Attention these Donlevatar show over dog. Jog Donlevatar you guys. I sound like crazy. People gots sorry America please. Texter writes in. This show. Is the broken down Pinto on the the side of the road of. ESPN radio's lineup. Yeah pretty much. He's if I were to say to you. How many women stars are there across sports? That could give commercials. You've got the Williams sisters. Yep Abby Wambach Okay thank you. I'm not sure well. I'm not sure you're right there. You are wrong Taffy have you want. No no you're soccer's anytime I get into an argument with an athlete on the air. What ends up trickling in from some crevice is he played the game? Sure he knows more than you right. Never played you've never had your hand in dirt Lebanon tarred. This is Donlevatar. Show with a STU gods on. ESPN radio sportscenter. On the Dan Le Batard show on this New Year's Day. Okay we have a handful of great college football matchups to ring in the twenty s in the two new year's six games. Wisconsin put their five game bowl winning streak on the line against Oregon Oregon in the Rose Rose Bowl that game presented by northwestern mutual while Georgia. And Baylor meet for the first time since one thousand nine hundred nine and the allstate sugar bowl but that that is far from the only college action as there are two big ten. SEC showdowns as well. Minnesota looks for their first eleven win season since nineteen you know four against Auburn in the outback bowl and then the two winning this witness programs in College Football Michigan Alabama Square off in the Virgo Citrus Bowl coverage of today's bowl games begins at one. PM EASTERN ON ESPN radio and the ESPN APP and finally in the NFL. Ron Rivera has officially been named head. Head coach of the Washington Redskins. The team made it official at seven. Am Eastern on Wednesday. Rivera has also hired former raiders Jaguars head coach and ESPN analyst. Jack Correo as the redskins new defensive coordinator not a bad way for them to ring in the New Year and start a new decade vivid seats. The top ticket source for the lot offer live events that you crave now as a loyalty program that allows fans to earn credit back. Go to the APP store or Google play download the vivid seats APP and enter Promo Code. Od Espn twenty-five again. ESPN twenty-five for ten percent. Off Your next order. I'm Anthony Salter longside former. NFL General Manager. Mike Tannenbaum Santa Bama is the Dan. Lebatardshow was to God's filling in for the guys today happy New Year to everyone. DSP on radio the ESPN APP. siriusxm channel eighty presented by progressive insurance. All Gas us via the Shell Pennzoil performance. Line are Mike. Let's get into the weekend matchups wild card weekend and of course we gotta start off with the Patriots. They're the biggest headliner they're the team. That is most polarizing. Do you feel that. It's different this time around with the Patriots. Because I've certainly we try to write them off way earlier than what we should but this year or is it different in your eyes. Do they have what it takes to not only get past the titans but get past the Gauntlet in the AFC to get back to a super bowl. We're GONNA take it one week at time and I think if we were sitting here this time of year ago we were talking about well. Can they beat the chargers. Let's say so You know we're still talking about Tom. Brady we're still talking about bill. Bell checks so let's not write them off. You know quite yet here they are still still a smart talented and disciplined team. That's still when the AFC east you know we take for granted but you know they are a division winner this year. They still have a really strong defense this year and I think in particular the two players we gotta keep an eye on. One is a Landon Roberts because if you really say them carefully Anthony. They were very productive out of a to back running attack when they las James Devlin. They're very talented full-back. A landed Roberts converted from linebacker done a nice job for them. So that's one guy to keep. Can I on if they get into this to back runs. I think they really have a chance to control the game. which is not only can keep the ball and control control? Line of scrimmage with him and their and their offense lying but the other thing it does keeps. Aj Brown Derrick Henry off the field. So that's one the other one is ankle Harry and kill Harry was the first round pick. He he started off the year. I are he really reminded me coming out of Anquan Boldin Anthony. He can make plays and contest catches so against a very physical Tennessee Secondary. Sorry I let's see if he can make a plea to because I promise you Mike Variables can do what pride flurries and the Dolphins did from Waco. They're double element. They're gonNA take him out of the game so somebody's going to have to step up on the outside so could be dorset but in my mind the one guy that could really make place for them is going to be ankle. Harry so look for Ankle Harry. Let's see if they go to that to back running package early in the game and to me. Those are some of the initial keys to the game. All right. So that's my Tanenbaum. Who just dipped his toe in the water? A little bit and says you know what I'm not. I'm not gonNA go swimming today. I'M GONNA go right back to the beach on semi chair. Everything's GonNa be good. I'm going to not only might own the water. I'm GonNa dive in and you know what Mike there might be that shark that Patriots Shark. That's out there for me. It's GonNa eat me whole but I I'm willing to say that the Patriots. I'm not saying the dynasties over but this patriots offense is different. It's different. They might get past the titans not a great match for them as Bobby Carpenter told us before and you just broke down but when I watched this team last last week wasn't a one week aberration. We have seen this often struggle now for months. The last time I thought the offense the for the Patriots agents looked really good was all the way back probably week two against the dolphins or or or week three the jets and the Dolphin game they end and they had Antonio Brown. I think teams as you noted Can Double Julian Edelman. WHO's banged up? He's got a shoulder injury in knee-injury and there's really nobody else there that that can beat them. Now maybe to your point Mike Carey will have a big postseason and he'll make me and others look stupid but I don't think that running game as consistent as it has been brady is is not clearly clicking with his receivers not named Julia Doman and for as good as that defense and special teams are and they have one games for that. A lot of games for the Patriots treats this year. I don't think they can do it against the best of the best in the AFC the loss of the chiefs this year. They lost the Texans this year and the number one team in the AFC Z.. They lost two in Baltimore so I'm willing to do it. Maybe maybe I'll look like a fool when it's all done. Mike won't be the first time but I don't think the Patriots are going to win multiple games this year with that offense well and again you know the other side of the ball is their defense is really good now. They didn't play as well L.. A. Late but they're still a lot to be said about that Patriot defense now again. I think it's a tougher match that they're playing Tennessee. I think from a New England perspective. They bashed up better against Buffalo. But that's just the way it works so I think you know barring something unforeseen with the weather I think this game's in the low twenties you you know a twenty four twenty one. Sort of game I think Tennessee though like you said they they match up well a and Ryan tannehill could also make plays with his feet so it should be Uh Great Environment and we could be potentially again. Potentially we could be looking at the last. Tom Brady game played in Foxborough. But I would be amazing but I. I do think there's enough smoke smoke in the air there. Were you consider there to be a flyer. That's Mike Tannenbaum former. NFL General Manager. Anthony Anthony Salter the Dan Le Batard show filling in for the guy's today. Dan Le Batard show with Stugatz brought to you by Shell. V POWER NITRO plus premium gasoline engineered with four levels of defense against gunk where corrosion and friction are Mike. which what about that? Tennessee New England matchup. We discussed the Minnesota New Orleans matchup briefly the one that I feel like we haven't touched at all outside of the Buffalo Houston. Game is the Seattle Philadelphia Alfie match up. Now that's the the late Sunday night game. I am not a Sunday night game. Excuse me Sunday afternoon. Four Forty PM eastern time is the kickoff in Philly. These are two severely verily banged up teams. You got the eagles decimated offensively seahawks similar big time injuries at running back. Although they did bring back marshawn Lynch who played what ten fifteen snaps a heard a week ago in that loss to the forty niners. They got Russell Wilson yet. No Not Wayne Brown. They're left tackle when you look at Seattle going to Philly. Is there a certain matchup or certain mismatch that you like about that one on Sunday the afternoon. Yeah Yeah you philly look how resilient. They've been to to go when the Games he did it and most notably to me. Anthony was not having Zach Ertz Erz against the giants. The they've just been absolutely decimated at the skill players to Sean Jackson L.. Sean Jeffrey again. Not Having Erz Jordan Howard. Just on and on and on while was Darren sproles it just. It's amazing that they lose Barrett Brooks. WHO's a really good guard I I think this game's could be won or lost up front and You know. JV CLOUDY IS GONNA have to step up for the SEAHAWKS and Kinsey make some place. That's what what they brought. I'm in for his. You know this type of road playoff game I think if Philadelphia could defy Pass protect Carson Wentz. They'll have a good chance because other players have stopped opt for them Most guys like Greg Robinson who two years ago was at University of Houston has a quarterback so it's You gotTa Give Phillies so much credit for their resiliency. Now with that said Seattle is as mentally tough as anybody and they signed marshawn Lynch and Robert Term Turban on short notice and it would also up there for him to get Bistro to get the game winning touchdown the other day and then they had the unfortunately The delay a game and then he took him off the field but Seattle Adult GonNa have to score points because my opinion The Way Philadelphia despite losing all those weapons has been affected offense. I think Philly will be a move on Seattle title. He and outside of the Brandon Brooks injury. The Eagles have dealt with the injuries now for the past month and they want to big ones including the game against the cowboys in week. Sixteen and of course the game that got him in which was last week against the Chinese. Excuse me as my voice goes out. That's Mike Tannenbaum result filling in for Dan Literature. And the guys here on the Dan Le Batard show with Stugatz. ESPN radio the SPN APP. SIRIUSXM channel eighty. 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There's a green person ars in the balloon but I I'm Rita Ville de CDC Donlevatar show with two guys on ESPN radio. It is the Dan Le Batard show with Stugotz on. ESPN radio the ESPN APP and Siriusxm Channel Eighty Anthony Salter filling in for the guys alongside former NFL general manager. Mike Tannenbaum The Dan Le Batard show was presented by progressive insurance all all phone guests via the Shell Pennzoil performance line which is where we head to right now to dot archer. ESPN ESPN NFL nation. Cowboys reporter. Todd thank you for joining us. Happy New Year and we'll start off with a question that's on a lot of people's minds certainly in Dallas. Why has Jerry Jones decided to take this long to make a decision one way or another on Jason Garrett Opening Twenty Twenty where the question that I don't answer because it really is a scenario where it it shouldn't be this holiday Now you know you can get but enjoys Myron. It probably is hard because this is a guy that he's known since the early nineties and his dad was a scouter for Jerry. For Years Jason Play for was an assistant because he's GonNa hit tastes now for nine whole seasons ten overall on. There's a lot of people and I'm sure this is kind of hard for him to do or do you even think about it. And he's taking his time on that event but you ask people what's going on and they really don't know either. So this is Jerry and Stephen Production as to why. It's taken this long and I don't anticipate any today. Tend to not even in town during the news there somewhere And we'll see what happens Thursday when they get back to the star. And maybe that'll be but I. I don't think the cat was founded so the situation. What do you think others not moved on? If that is indeed what they do. Todd Help us in this story forward so take US forty seventy two hours from now. I said Multiple Times on the record and I was a stay in the obvious. You know if they wanted to extend Jason Garrett to be their head coach would have happened and my now so let's assume that he moves on where. Where do you think the search goes wants? This situation is clarified in spending it forward. I'll I'll look back ACA Jerry's history in the last time that he did this after parsoes retirement or the falling the sixties and It was about a three week run. Someone Bill walked away to weight filters into coach and in between that time Jerry interviewed nine ten people Three guys on the staff Todd Bowles. Tony Soprano Todd Haley and then guys like an owner verily tournant Jason Get Mike Singleton Jim Koslow so he laid a pretty wide net and as to what he was looking for in a coach to replace Bill parcells and if there is essential. He's doing this again. I think it'll be a pretty wide net from the college coaches the coaches coaches. That are out there into the some of the former head coaches and then he'll make his decision he doesn't i. I do believe very when he says he has no time. People a on making this decision in on Jason and I don't think the other times when is next head coach. But if you're in a situation like this where the the game of musical cares in assistant coaches which is an important part of a new coach in the process. That hurts me. Because you're losing some guys that maybe you'd WanNa get And and the new coach might at the opportunity to get the guys that he wanted. So I think you'll see Jerry as to if we're in situation a day and a half from now where he's starting the process s. I don't think it'll be something quick. I don't know if he's talking about three weeks. It was after parcells but I don't think there will be a Tutu where he'd be naming a new coach. We're cat which I'm with Todd Archer. ESPN NFL nation. Cowboys reporter here on the Dan Le Batard show with God's all right todd. Let's let's keep going with that thread. If Jason Garrett is and retained what ultimately do you think Jerry Jones will basis decision on for the next head coach. And the reason why I ask that is because we we know Jerry Jones and we know the attention that he's seemingly seeks and he talks to the media all the time how. How much will his decision be impacted on whether or not he can kind of control that head coach quote Unquote Yeah I? I don't think maybe I'm naive to this. But I'm Kinda team since two thousand three parts suit Wade Phillips to Jason Garrett and from people that have covered this team said this as well so that have been around today for for years. Here's the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys is has the most powerful voice when it with Jerry Jones. It's not a situation where Jerry is listening into people and ten. I'm doing this instead. They're they're always gonNA be examples and early example and Greg Hardee's and it's all on the team. Those are the two days that I come up with where it's a journalist. I did something. Maybe the head coach didn't WanNa do so head. Coach has a has a a ton of say kind of power. What people want to believe it or not? That's actually Jerry operates with his head coach cheese. We can get you know all he wants to. Are- wants this. He worked with bill parcells fairly well for for. There're some steps but confrontations not a bad thing when they come from owners coaches because everybody's trying to get the same thing done I don't think Jerry just GonNa look out there and say who are. They beat a guy. That'll acquiesce to me I think he'll look for a guy that will do as I did. We did and we built. Why the the the foundation of this team is strong? But I think it's a situation where you I need the guy that has a little more taskmaster to them that isn't a confrontation with players with other things and we'll stand up and make difficult decision Asian when difficult decisions are made it. So that Guy I. I can't give you names guys like that but I don't know if there's a definitive it is the number one Jerry's list you know Todd speaking of Urban Meyer somebody from his tree. That's intriguing to me is Dan Molin de Dan. Mullins a guy that's coach Dak Prescott been successful at two different places. I know long-term he could see himself often the NFL and he seems like he's a guy that checks out boxes. Any thoughts on him. Because of the connection that you had A. I think other people might. I'd say the cowboys and spent two and a half the last three four years trying to coach Jack Up to all the things that he didn't have coming out of Mississippi State To make him a more viable. NFL quarterback so you know Alan. Dismiss anybody but if the connection to the quarterback he's had successfully Mississippi Mississippi state at number one in the country knowing that probably with that being possible and he's had success at Florida I I would imagine he would be on the list. But I don't know if you'd you'd be at the top of US Idaho just like he's worked with this quarterback before we wanna make everything did for this quarterback if that's the case and you know you keep telling Moore you keeps on getting a those over down the best system that the best season that Prescott so you keep those guys in any signs in overseer type coach Defense of compare with those with those two offense coaches and Antonsson quickly here since you brought attack Prescott. Is it a foregone conclusion that the cowboys. We'll get chomping done with their quarterback. I it's going to be a foregone conclusion last season that they get something done But there's no doubt that he will be the quarterback in twenty only twenty three honestly what processes. Now I I think they'll franchise them in March try and work out a deal but by the time you get to. What is that in June fifteen or whatever that is you gotta get a deal on But there's no way dot org. Mapping the cowboys quarterback in twenty twenty. I think ultimately they get a deal done and and then ultimately it falls into the same line as the cowboys. Well last September runaround jared in Carson Wentz those advocates and not be thirty eighty four million. That would've been if the cowboys had a playoff season and made a run into post tie. I see that probably a little bit differ early because the economics are always hard to predict but I think we're douses put themselves in a in a tough situation again. It's there in A. It's a hard problem album to have that. They deserve the crappy themselves because they have a lot of good players. But if Cooper Kelly because they just gave a first round pick for him a year and a half ago go ahead Prescott. Maybe he didn't have the best year. And I understand your position but what would scare me to death from a front office. Perspective is if he gets to the market last a good player in the market. He got overpaid and Kirk cousins. So imagine what dot ca get if he ever got out and I know they're going to tag him. That's why wideouts I think is in a hard position when you have two young sending players both about to become free agents business the you can use the franchise and transition tags so you said affectively both guys off the market. I think eventually get something done with with tax but again the cowboys having signed back yet. Because he's he's not wanted to pay him or they wanted to be proven something else by him over what he's done in his four years did because todd friends weren't stacked away and they've waited and the pay off. He had his best season. The cowboys one eight so I just don't. He's not going anywhere this will get done eventually. And if it takes into next year and it takes in the next year there's something then too much but I don't think you can make say ten percent take the cowboys not signing back. They tried to get him. Try to give him thirty three million dollars a year they give a hundred million dollars plus guaranteed back the way that the guy if the cowboys had given him the forty million dollars that he wanted missing started what will be saying right now. My God the cowboys overpaid to this guy. How could you possibly give them forty nine? I I don't think there's a situation where the cowboys you mis read the market or miss that this played their hand. And then just just GONNA I. It is what it is at this point. And then if you get the deal done with that then franchise mark and keep them that way but I on a either guy that'll be going anywhere in twenty twenty by any shot. Todd Todd great suffering shaded. ESPN NFL nation cowboys. Reporter get happy New Year to you. We'll talked against you. Thanks I appreciate it was car. Thank you anything can alter. NFL FORMER NFL general manager. Mike Tannenbaum this is the Dan Le Batard show Stugatz on. ESPN radio straight ahead. Ed There are three head coaching openings. Available right now. Thuan the appealing that's next on. ESPN radio brought to you by capital on. You know how it feels when you've saved enough for that long awaited home addition now imagine saving enough for an addition on that edition. That's the feeling with capital one. Where a new savings account turns five times the national average capital is helping you earn more towards your savings goals? This this is banking reimagined. What's in your Wallet Capital One? NA member FDIC Donlevatar. I don't know anything stugatz. I don't remember what I was GonNa talk about. So in those instances what I have is a default that just makes fun of Stugatz. You're welcome. This is the Dan Le Batard show with two guys on ESPN Radio Neil. Alright is the Dan Show on ESPN radio the ESPN APP and Sirius. Xm Channel Eighty. I am not go joe from Lsu. I'm Anthony Salter just with a voice that is a fleeting me but try to get past the jobs about it. Mike Tannenbaum is my co host today former. NFL General Manager. The Dan Lebatardshow was to gossip. What's is presented by progressive insurance? All all guests join US via the shell. Pennzoil performance line are I mike. We continue to talk about the coaching vacancies. That are open in the NFL NFL. The ones that we know about the browns the panthers the giants and the Redskins have officially hired Ron Rivera who has officially hired according to ESPN NFL villains. Adam Schefter Jack del Rio de Defensive Coordinator that one's done. We don't know as we've discussed several times today. We don't know about Jason Garrett in Dallas so let's stick with the three openings right now the browns the panthers and the giants out of those three which is is most appealing in your eyes. ooh I would say for me Just to keep as simple as possible Carolina Panthers Thurston Cam Newton's healthy and look durability built a little bit of an issue as we know will last couple of years but when he's healthy he he's taking the team to the Super Bowl He. He's a great player so to be. I would rank him by quarterbacks I will put Cam Newton number one all right. What about working with certain front offices and ownership groups because clearly Jerry Jones while he? He's the focal point in Dallas. There's issues certainly around the national football league including potentially in New York with the giants and Cleveland. They don't know who the general manager is going to be John Dorsey. And the browns agree depart- part art ways from an ownership standpoint is Carolina who's got a brand new owner and David Tepper is is the ownership group. Also the best in in Charlotte near is well We just got to give him a grade of incomplete of heard a lot of great things about him and He certainly is giving in that organization a fresh set of eyes tremendous resources they just recently bought an MLS team which allows you to. Maybe you'll combine things look at things In terms of like technologies and sports performance. So I think that's actually real positive So I think there's a lot of boxes that are checked. It's a easy area of the country to attract. I players to come which is something you Never WanNa underestimate so again you know Cam Newton's Thirty years old and I guess what he'll be thirty one here in May but but there he played fourteen games in two thousand eighteen. I was the only played two games this past year but I've always believed in him. He's been again a productive player and I just think there's a lot of good pieces air. They have a lot of pressure players. leuke clear guy to keep an eye on. He may be a little bit declining player. But there's other pieces in on the front seventy distracted. Brian Burns in the first round. Who who I like a lot and obviously in Christian McCaffrey? You have a dynamic player so I look at the three openings that you mentioned Anthony to to me Carolina would be I. I think I gotta go with Carolina's well Mike Because of Cam Newton. We don't know yet. Baker Mayfield is. He's he had one good year ear as a rookie last year to a big step back. We still don't know what Daniel Joneses. But how much does the conversation change in your eyes if I had the Dallas cowboys. So you got those three jobs. Plus you've got the Dallas cowboys. You could make the argument that me on this but you can make the argument that the the cowboys have the most talented top top to bottom. If we wind up including them in the discussion you have the job. The Dallas job number one in your eyes of the ones that it could be available is available are available. Is that the most attractive despite. What what's your feelings? have been on Jerry Jones. Yeah I like that job a lot too you because I I believe in Prescott a lot so I think it's one of these things where they have to get the situation resolved obviously with Jase Garrett. Soon that happens happens but there's a lot of good pieces area. We talked to Todd Archer if they can keep Amari Cooper obviously see Kelly had arguably the best offensive line football. So there's so many good things there I I would put that up. There were Carolina especially given the agent durability of Dak.. I don't think that you could you can rule out how talented or minimize how talented the cowboys are now. They're they're they are inherently flawed. But you're going to deal deal with a flawed team. No matter which which job opening you come across and again the cowboys against rises enough data. We don't know yet. Jerry Jones is gonNA move on from Jason Garrett. He has a you at least he's have to include them in the conversation. But when I'm when I'm looking at and after talking Mike you and I spent the entire season together. I know how you approach your drafts APPs in the in the past getting guys like debris Shaw Ferguson and Nick Mangold and then eventually getting mark. Sanchez started with the line. You got your quarterback you you still need obviously to to build a defense and have weapons for your quarterback. But that's a pretty good starting point when I look in Dallas and I see that offensive line Dak Prescott might might not be a super bowl winning quarterback but he's done enough to say okay. We can win with this guy because the cowboys have when you when you have that old old line Prescott and then Ezekiel Elliott. And we'll see what happens with Amari Cooper. That's at least a pretty good starting point Cleveland as you know more than anybody buddy. 'cause you and I have discussed this. The the Brown Unite weren't on their bandwagon to start the year despite a lot of hype around Cleveland Their Offensive Line especially at the tackle position not good. You're starting you're starting from scratch. And if you don't protect Baker Mayfield issue and they do have nick job. You do have those receivers but when I look from a pure talent standpoint a starting standpoint I think in Dallas is an interesting team as well from from that regard the giants are they a lot to lot is left to be desired there with Daniel Jones saquon Barkley being the highlights. Maybe some scores. Do sporadic pieces defense. But I think I think the giants are into similar categories. Lies is the browns in that you don't you don't and actually I think the giants might be the the least talented talented team of the job. Openings is that fair well I thought your point about Cleveland really applies to me about Washington. You'll Washington gave up the second most amount of Sax last shear. And when you look at the way Wade Haskins plays Anthony. He's a guy that's going to need a really good offensive line. He's a guy that holds the ball he doesn't have the mobility millions. That some of these other guys have with. That's he's very very talented. I'm intrigued by his development but it really starts up front and they're going to need a really good offensive of lying around him so I think the Cleland for similar reasons. Cleveland situation is similar to Washington albeit. Cleveland clearly has the better skill players surrounding their young quarterback. We're back that is former general manager. Mike Tannenbaum here on ESPN radio. I'm Anthony Seltzer filling in for the guys Dan Le Dan limits our show with stugatz gods on ESPN radio the ESPN APP and Sirius. Xm Channel Eighty. 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I had a dream last night about the show that STU gods was filling in for for Joe Buck on his podcast and Allison called me to tell me what a great jobs. To God's did and I realized this is a dream because alison would never praise. God would never fill in for Joe Bucks podcast that may or may not even exist. And if I did it wouldn't be good actually a lot of factual errors in your dream. What we agree Stugatz? That's the the height of your fantasies. Guillermo well maybe it was a nightmare. I don't know it happened when I was asleep. Thank you endorse these CC. The Dan Le Batard show with two guys on. ESPN radio sportscenter. On the Dan Le Batard show on this New Year's day we have a handful of Grey College Football Matchups Turing in the twenty s in the two new year. Six Games Wisconsin puts their five game bowls bowl winning streak on the line against Oregon in the Rose Bowl game presented by northwestern mutual while George. Baylor me for the first time since Nineteen eighty-nine allstatesugarbowl. That is far from the only college action of of the day as there are two big ten. SEC showdowns as well in the first game Minnesota looks where their first eleven win season since one thousand nine four against Auburn in the outback bowl and two of the winningest programs in college. Football History Michigan Alabama. They square off in the Virgo Citrus bowl coverage of today's his bowl games begins at one. PM EASTERN ON ESPN radio and the ESPN APP. The satisfying crunch of Nature Valley. crunchy bars can keep your family. Only going which means more outside on for you and with the whole grain oats and real delicious honey is really tasty as well. Nature Valley Otani Johnny crunchy bars. I'm Anthony Salter alongside former. NFL General Manager. Mike Tannenbaum filling in for Dan Le Batard and Stugotz here on the Dan Le Batard show was to being radio the ESPN APP and Sirius. Xm Channel Eighty as we know LSU will take on Clemson in the national championship game. Ed Ores Ron Coach of the Tigers appeared on championship drive earlier. Today with Reese Davis to cover a variety of topics as coach owes LSU issue tigers. Get ready for Clemson. Here is that discussion. Between Reese Davis and coach Oh look. I'm no football coach. I don't grade tape the way you do. Please tell me. There were no minuses in the evaluation of Joe Boroughs Game Against Oklahoma. Were there any you know I would give them a minus but you actually master the game. It wasn't in his best game he missed two deaths and so he was disappointed. How that's that's what makes him? Great what does it mean into you. I mean you've talked to all season long. Great State of Louisiana and the entire state behind Lsu to be able to play for the national championship after this landmark season season to be able to pursue that in New Orleans significance to you lavishes about the team and this team is very hard as I'll go to the beginning of the year although we never talked about Ah Championship with being your great state of Louisiana. We fought very hard every game to win every game which we did to be able to play the national championship. There's going to be so much outstanding Louisiana I'll players of everybody that the portfolio coach. You've been around the game a long time. You've been around around. Great individual players coached with great teams. A lot of people are looking at this team as you get ready for one more but going into it. Is this the best team. I'm that you've seen LSU. Is this the best team that you've seen whether you've been on it or coached against it going going into it is the best so far. Obviously we have have to win this game to even think about that Clemson. She was going to be a very big hurdle. But there's the most perfect office I haven't been around. I've never never seen anything like it. Joe Boroughs the best football player. I've ever been any team. We have some heisman winner. But I think this guy along with the system that Stevens Big Joe Berry's put in As the best offense I've ever seen coach last talk has been about you. Officer how prolific desk side of the ball but defensively you guys Kanta struggled early in the season either but in the latter part you. You've come on very strong. Comey what has changed. Defensively with the Tigers. Coach did a great job. After all miss game of channel we challenge our best players have to play their best kilobytes. Chazal had his best game last week. We'll put more pressure on uh-huh quarterback our best players playing their best. The difference right. Now's the well. This has been playing coach. You gotTA gotTA fill in America. We talked a little bit after the Home Depot Awards about this. How did you find Joe Brady? And this offense and change the offense. How did you find him in recruit him coach? You know. We have a great relationship with Gregg bands on out staff. Because Michael Sean Payton. We asked them to come on over and clinic us us on a seven in the red zone and we've looked at some appeals and they said we're going to bring a young guy that does appeals to Penn State and was Joe Brady and I was over with the personnel. We had two different presentations going on that day. I just said they love Joe Brady his presentation. We asked him to come back. Tremendous young man. We had a chance to hire passing game coordinator. We believed in the saints. We believe that. Sean Payton Mickey loomis P Carmichael. I Michael they said this guy is an upcoming star. One of my friends. I believe in Kevin. Rogers coached him at William and Mary all the he checked all the boxes and he has been and phenomenal ever since he's gotten here. It's been fun to watch him. You mentioned Clemson coach. Just thought or two about that. Matchup and Brent Venables going up against that prolific offense in Davos Sweeney team. That hasn't lost in a couple of years. They're gonNA come in there and accept that challenge. I'm sure very very With with a lot of confidence themselves on question time travel hasn't lost game. I was really impressed. The Way He took the game and his hands against Ohio Sleet Eight. Tenths of great player. That big receivers. I have a lot of spectral. Brent Venables He's GonNa have some blitzes we're GONNA have to pick him up. It's going to be a test as has the whole game but you know what the national championship best against best. You'RE GONNA get a chance to watch some football today. What's on the menu at Ozran household? Today what are we got. Got Koko Mom Special Gumbo but it was on sense. We better win the game now now. You're just trying to make me jealous. Adulation Donna on. A great season before senior compete in the National Championship. GAME COMING UP A couple of weeks bill. Tigers are that was coach at Orange. Ron With Res Davis. Excuse me championship weekend weekend there is. LSU On beatable is Clemson the only team perhaps that can knock them off given their talent given their coaching coaching. Tanenbaum and I will discuss that next week. Continue fill in for the guys. On the Dan Dan Lebatardshow was God's here on Espn Radio and the ESPN APP. Also where where does to a ton of wind up going in the draft. We'll get Mike starts on that next here on. ESPN radio and the ESPN APP. Here's the thing saving money with. GEICO is almost better than playing pickup basketball. Because there's always that guy who joins your game. 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"Attention these Donlevatar show over dog. Jog Donlevatar you guys. I sound like crazy. People gots sorry America please. Texter writes in. This show. Is the broken down Pinto on the the side of the road of. ESPN radio's lineup. Yeah pretty much. He's if I were to say to you. How many women stars are there across sports? That could give commercials. You've got the Williams sisters. Yep Abby Wambach Okay thank you. I'm not sure well. I'm not sure you're right there. You are wrong Taffy have you want. No no you're soccer's anytime I get into an argument with an athlete on the air. What ends up trickling in from some crevice is he played the game? Sure he knows more than you right. Never played you've never had your hand in dirt Lebanon tarred. This is Donlevatar. Show with a STU gods on. Espn Radio Dan. Let me talk. Show up is the Dan. Lebatardshow was through God's on ESPN ESPN radio the ESPN APP and Sirius. Xm Channel Eighty presented by progressive. Insurance guest join US via the Shell. Pennzoil performance line. I'm Anthony stelter alongside former Adele. General Manager Might Tanenbaum. We're filling in for these guys today. Appreciate you joining us and a very happy new year to everyone WanNa hope enjoyed the night data. Nice Safe Holiday and Mike Happy New Year to you my friend you to Anthony. It's been a great year working with you. So happy being healthy New Year and hope we get your voice back here during the next three hours. Yeah if if the voice goes out I apologize but Mike you take over and you just do your thing. Okay okay. Well I don't know if I go solo but You know you're just the man for the job and I think we got three hours left in that voice all right there you go. So Mike. Tannenbaum Anthony Salter Dalton filling in for Dan and stugotz on the Dan Le Batard show here on. ESPN radio the ESPN APP and Siriusxm Channel Eighty. I WanNa start off Mike with something that you and I have talked a lot about football frenzy which you can hear five to ten on Sundays. What is going on in Dallas? What would be the reason why Jerry Jones has not made a decision yet on Jason Garrett because Mike I felt as though I know that this was a foregone conclusion weeks ago after the Patriots loss in Foxborough I thought foregone conclusion Jason Garrett would no longer be the head coach so you've been in NFL for an offices you've dealt with owners? Why would Jerry Jones be holding off on this? You know. That's a great question. We've obviously discussed this In detail over the last couple days you know. Clearly if Jerry Jones had any proclivities to WANNA keep deep Jason Garrett they could have gotten the deal. It's very easy deal to do a contract extension with a coach. That's already in the building so we saw Jerry Jones when he wanted Ezekiel Michael. Elliott August Ezekiel Elliott was in Kabo had multiple years left on his contract. That could've franchise him and Jerry still out and signed him so it shows you that in all likelihood there's going to be an extension now. Everyone feels that way. We all think that thing but what what is the delay I don't know. But here's the bigger concern and I don't think they're gonNA lose out on their head coaching candidate. Because I'm sure behind the scenes Stephen Jones who runs the organization day to day. Anthony is as you know in touch with the candidates more poorly their agents. So I don't think necessarily like Ron Rivera was the guy they wanted anyway. However were the if I'm a cowboy fan and here's where I should be very very concerned? The assistant coaches fly off the board. It is the wild wild west. There is no salary cap. And I'm just picking out the name here. Let's say that they wanted to hire head coach axe and head coach. Jack del Rio Will Jack Del. Rio just became part of Ron Rivera staff in Washington so from that standpoint. You're starting to put yourself at a competitive disadvantage. And if I was a Dallas Cowboy Fan that would be my bigger concern talking about Jerry Jones and why he might be holding off on and I don't want to be insensitive here because we're talking about a man's job but why might be holding off on relieving Jason Garrett of his duties and designed for straight talk brought to you by straight talk wireless Bobby Carpenter. ESPN football lanos was on Golic and Wingo earlier. Said Jerry might be looking for reasons to Cape Jason Garrett. Is there another lever that we can pull. Could we bring someone else on the staff. Is there like a CO head coach. The we can throw in there. Isn't there a mentor. A fellowship program. Is there something we can do. The try to provide you another avenue to keep you on this stuff because you know what I really like you. He tagged him. He hired him before he hired. Wade Phillips Phillips then when when he gave him the job like he was expecting him to be the answer. Answer Jerry look like a genius the guy that provided him the opportunity for like this next hall elephant coach Tomlin Injury in. It hasn't worked out yet and I don't think he's ready to give up on it. Mike I know that Bobby Carpenter again. You heard earlier earlier today. Golic and Wingo and he's going to join us a little bit later on and talk about not only this subject but also some college football because we got a lot of ball games. Of course you've got the big one between Lsu and Clemson. But I think with what Bobby said there. There is some truth there even even if you shine a kind of a little bit I wonder if Jerry Jones is thinking to himself I do WanNa be the guy that was right about Jason Garrett and there's some loyalty here the only other reason I think that he might be holding onto Garrett. Is that at that next candidate. Isn't there the one he wants. Whoever that may be? Maybe it's in the college ranks. Maybe you know it's it's Matt rule or it's not the Lincoln Riley I was GonNa go anywhere you and I've talked about this a lot. But that guy that he wants is an available or is telling him no and then he's circling back and say. Well maybe Jason Gary. We'll be okay for another another year Look I think anything's on the table. Look candidly we're all speculating. I just tell you that it's a very big competitive competitive disadvantage and the assistant coach pool that they're hurting themselves. And you know what else is interesting to me. Anthony is Jerry. Jones has been called a lot of things by a lot of people over. You know whatever the last twenty twenty five years he has arguably you know. Maybe the most forward facing position of the most valuable franchise in all all of American sports clearly won most valuable franchise in all the world. But I think what we're seeing fundamentally at the end of the day here Anthony. He's human and I. Actually you find this to be somewhat admiring while it's maddening from a football standpoint like come on let's get on with it. Let's get on with the search. I think there's something really Romantic attractive active about the fact that like he has real feelings for the sky. And I think that says a lot about jury as a human being and if I was next coach. There's something about it. That's actually admirable. which which is he cares? Deeply about Jason Garrett. I think there's there's a lot of good in that Mike Tannenbaum former. NFL General Manager for the jets worked in the Front Office for the Miami Dolphins uh-huh while the last couple of years joins me Anthony Salter. This is the Dan Le Batard show with Stugatz on. ESPN radio the ESPN APP and Sirius. Xm Channel Eighty so as we await the decision vision by Jerry Jones on whether or not he's going to retain Jason Garrett goes somebody else. Mike we do know that Ron Rivera former panthers. Coach is in place Nice. Now he will be the next head coach for the Washington Redskins. He also name this morning. His defensive coordinator which is Jack Del. Rio Washington Tin has been another spot. As you know Mike that has just been eight an Albatross. They can't figure it out. Daniel Snyder can't figure it out delight to hire of not only Ron Rivera. But his decision to go Jack del Rio as his defensive coordinator I I do. and Ron Rivera will bring a lot to the table experience. Success coach of the year relate ability to player so I think he checks a lot of boxes. I think it's a good higher. Yo Jackson head coach before Presumably he's is gonNA keep Kevin O'CONNELL Kevin was a guy that played for me at the jets. Really Really Bright Guy. Really Smart So I think the continuity for join Haskins is important so Coming out of the box if you're telling me that it's Kevin O'CONNELL coaching Twain Haskins. And It's Jack Del Rio coaching Defense with Rana rare. I think it's a really really good. Start for the Russians. I do too. I mean that's a lot of experience there. I think thad both guys will. At least maybe provide some stability there some experience. And if Daniel Snyder can get out of the way they should be fine straight talk wireless everything for less only at Walmart. It's time for Sports Center on the Dan Le Batard show on this New Year's Day. Hey we have a handful of great college football matchups to ring in the twenties in a in the two new year six games Wisconsin puts their five game symbol winning streak on the line against Oregon in the Rose Bowl in Sunny Pasadena while Georgia and Baylor meet for the first time since the nineteen eighty-nine certain one thousand nine hundred nine in today's sugarhill but that is far from the only college action as there are two big ten. SEC showdowns as well. You've got Minnesota looking for their first first eleven win season since nineteen o four. They're going to take on Auburn in the outback bowl. 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ESPN radio the ESPN APP and Sirius. Xm Channel Eighty presented by progressive progressive. Insurance all guests join US via the Shell Pennzoil performance line alongside former. NFL General Manager. Mike Tammy Anthony Salter filling in for the guys today. We we just got done talking about Jerry Jones Jason Garrett and the reasons why Jerry Jones might be holding off off on making a coaching change. What we know that there are two instances in the NFL? Mike where the ownership group did not make a change. And if you would have asked asked me I don't know more. I won't answer for you Mike. But if you ask me I thought Dan Quinn of the Atlanta Falcons probably gone around mid season and and I thought for sure that Doug Marrone head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars was likely gone. Following the Jaguars losing season but shod con the owner of the Jaguars decided to keep Doug marrone and Arthur blank. The owner of the Falcons decided to go with consistency and continuity and kept the Quin. Why do you think in today's Today's NFL? Were the league is so quick to fire coaches. We just all with the credit kitchens and the browns after one year that Dan Quinn and Doug Marrone were saved ultimately Mike are those are really good points Every situation can be different. Anthony and I think in Dan Quinn's case his relationship with the players is beyond reproach and He took a team to the Super Bowl. Recently has a great relationship shit with Arthur blank. I think those were all factors in the decision. I think the other the other factor here with Arthur blank is that he saw turnaround and now it happened way too late the season was over. The Falcons were one seven but he saw the changes that Dan Quayle had made during the bye week week they paid off and they paid off immediately. Because that's when the Falcons came out of the by went into New Orleans sack drew brees six times and held the saints. It's out of the end zone. Pulled off the okay. Yeah I was GonNa say that's a good point I would add to that too. Is like everything you just said and I would add where he marris going to that side. the ball during the bye week so I think that made a huge difference. You know go into that game ever since then. They only lost two games. They lost those back to back games to the buccaneers ears. And then the home loss to the scene but I think all those factors and winning four straight the and really tip the balance to In Mr Blanks. Mind to keep Dan for another year. That one that one made sense after Arthur blank decided to stick with Dan. Quinn the one that I was really surprised in apologize. My Voice Sir. The one that I was more surprised with was Doug marrone being retained in Jacksonville Adam Schefter. ESPN NFL insider discuss why shod Khan and the Jaguars ownership group decided to keep around. And why would they want to see with marrone. Now that Tom Coughlin's gone the the specter of Tom Coughlin this franchise and he was such a strong presence and such a strong personality that I think the owners WanNa see how doug marrone and and Dave Cobb will will function in Tom. Coughlin Lewis Environment with a different set of rules where that discipline. That existed is lightened up. Some where they feel like they. He could have relationships of players that they didn't have before that makes sense on the surface. Mike you've been in front offices before former general manager do you. You think that will work. Do you think that shod con me. The right decision and saying we want to see what you do. Doug Monroe not you with Tom. Coughlin overshadowing you. Well we've talked about this before I had the privilege of being. Nfl Front offices for over twenty years. I never once issued a fine now. That's not to say that I didn't get behind closed doors with head coach to say. Hey I think there's something we really need to do for the organization but ultimately from a fine perspective I always felt like things like fines. playtime that ultimately had to be decided by the head coach and the players knew that's who they reported to obviously as it relates to things like contracts tracks. That's what you have a front office for. But when from Jacksonville Jaguars player and I don't know who report to because Tom Coughlin is issuing a fine. Because I'm sitting on a bench like as what was reported in the Leonard for net situation. That's really hard for Doug Marrone to be put in a position of success because now if you're a player am I try and please the head coach and I try to please Tom Coughlin. And I think the world of time he's One of the best coaches we've had. He's a great man but in that situation. There's a time time and place and I think to put the head coach in the best position possible you have to defer to him. I actually have some experience with this It was just for one year in two thousand hosted Anthony. I was in the Front Office of the New York jets. Coach ballot check had left to go coach. The Patriots and Bill parcells was the Executive Vice President Football Operations in Alberta. It was our head coach and one of the many fascinating things about ourselves that I got to see firsthand. Anthony was the wisdom of him. Saying like look you're not Kazimi around here a lot. We're going to talk every day. We're GONNA talk about strategy. We're talking about signings but these players need to know that this is Albert team. Not My team and coach parcells sells one of his way. He was hardly ever at practice He was just one of those guys where he felt like he knew that outgrow needs to be put in position of authority. And I and I wonder if Tom Retrospectively looking back may have done some things differently because the NFL. It's a quasi military situation. Where oh you need chain of command you need authority and maybe inadvertently no coach often? You Cross those lines not realizing I got another question for former former. NFL General Manager. Mike Tannenbaum here on the Dan Le Batard show was to God's Espn radio the ESPN APP. SIRIUSXM channel eighty. Mike and Anthony Salts are filling in for Dan in the guys steady. ESPN radio is presented by progressive insurance. Making it easy to bundle your home and Car Insurance Mike. My other question here is any and you've experienced this as well. How much does it hurt a locker locker room from a player's standpoint? If there's so many questions that are circulating about that head coach show in Jacksonville. The these players while they wanNA certainly we concentrate on football making claim to do so they are human. They do have social media they do pick up. Maybe I don't know if anybody's picking up a newspaper. But they do read read stories about their head coach. How much does that affect the player standpoint with Doug marrone coming back? Do you think that could be an issue. I don't because you'll coach Belshazzar. We'll check sign up in the Patriot locker about ignoring the noise. And in this day and age any busted have the privilege of being in and around pro football. There's there's always a story right. Is this Tom. Brady's last game pursue possibly Saturday night against Tennessee Is this guy in the hot seat. Or they're going to make this trade. Are they gonna cut this sky so we could literally talk about every every one of the thirty two teams and there's some storyline and every every coach to a certain accent on the hot seat every everyone in the front office. We saw that with John. Dorsey making it for two years. You saw Freddie Kitchens making it for years so every situation's going to be a little bit different But the point is there's going to be noise wherever you are low especially in today's day and age because the noise is not only coming from the outside sometimes. The noise is coming from inside. I don't know how players and front offices deal with and try to keep it so You inside the locker room or inside the building bill. Belichick where you've referenced Prince Several Times now Mike Nobel Bell Jack in His patriots staff. Does it better than anyone. We'll be talking a little bit about the Patriots later on because eventually Mike and I are going to dive into these wildcard match-ups and the one that a lot of people have circled of course that Saturday night game between the Patriots and the Titans are the Patriots done. And if they're not done this weekend can we. Can we fill out the toe tag. Maybe a week from now so mike and I will get into that a little bit later on. 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I don't know anything thing stugotz. I don't remember what I was going to talk about. So in those instances what I have is the default that just makes fun of stugotz. You're welcome these Donlevatar. Show with the stugotz gods on. Espn Radio Dan. Lebatardshow was God's on. ESPN radio the ESPN APP. And siriusxm channel eighty presented by progressive insurance all via the Shell Pennzoil performance. Line is which is where we had to right. Now if installed for filling in for Dan Le Batard alongside former. NFL General Manager. Mike Tannenbaum and our gassed is bobby carpenter. ESPN football enos. Who you just heard on Golic and Wingo earlier this morning? So bobby appreciate you putting in even more work for us. Happy New Year to you. My friend Perjury Mike. How you doing? It's a new year. It's a new decade. Did you get your workout chatting yet. Of course captain America's strikes again here bobby carbon. Hey Bobby going back to and I apologize for doing this. But let's go back to Saturday night to me. Your Ohio State Buckeyes. Were clearly the better team. And this is somebody saying of this. I take Clemson. Were winning National Championship. Two months ago I thought everybody sleeping on them. Say was the better team from what you saw. Does clemson stand a remote chance of beating. LSU In the National Championship game Well if they do. They're going to say do they're going to have to get better place when offensive bash was able to get some things on passing wise and unless you as the most deadly passing attack right now in the country so if that's going to be the case they're going to have to be able to get some more things done there and offensively they're gonNA figure some things out a little bit quicker like Ohio state was it was shut down. They're really good. Receivers and Higgins and Ross. Now you can build them out Florence building out with his legs. But I don't know if that's sustainable way to win. Now you've seen the pastor success let me ask you this Four point game minute thirty on the clock two times out your at your own twenty five yard line national title on the line. Who Do this year? Who Do you want under center? Joe Borough Trevor Lawrence such watching this year and I'm I'm trying to be a prisoner of the moment there With what I saw Trevor Lawrence on Thursday night I watched over multiple times this season. And that's the thing so I guess all Saturday night. Twenty create from Lawrence against the Buckeyes. He was great he was great last year. But I've watched Joe Borough doing big moments time after time this season and so right now I don't know if he he like has quite the high end upside of overlords but to me. There's just something about a fifth year senior guys. That's been through the challenges that he has. I'M GONNA have to lean with him. I don't know Bobby Carbon. ESPN football analyst. Joining us right now on the Dan Le Batard show with Stugotz on. ESPN radio bobby. When you're looking at this LSU program Oh Graham it has not been one that has been an offensive Juggernaut as we know? Is Joe Borough the only difference from Lsu you being primarily primarily primarily defensive team or. Is there more to it do what what is coach. Oh Dawn that is elevated. LSU's offense outside of Joe Borough. Well obviously bring Joe Brady over like the passing game situation if you watch their offense and then you watch New Orleans saints by. It's very similar like it's strikingly similar without close comparable they are They're vertical passing attack combinations down the field the way they get the running backs involved in the passing game just kind of how they call a game like Sean Payton written all over it and so there's a lot of success there because of that but also when you the trigger man in New Jersey Borough has the mature your man. He's very good. He's very talented. And it'll be tough for them to replace him when he leaves the season. Bobby how about if you're in trying to defend Lsu what exactly what you do as a former linebacker what's the first thing you take away because they could run the ball. We haven't even gotten to that yet yet. They got not one but three really good receiver so take us behind the scenes here. How would you formulate that game? Plan Well you know the thing is it's just formulate a game plan. Mike is you know like you just have the players to be able to do it. In the players. He ever take advantage of it like a lot of what I would do as one Ohio state is done. Most of the season they man up on the outside. They've played some single high safety. Play a little multiple coverage you know two safeties in there occasionally times just had the corners to be able to do that and I think probably Ohio state with the team that had three elite corners. I think we'll be eligible for the grass. They're all being the draft this year and I would be surprised if any of them as out at the second round Like I don't know if there's any other teams that have that no. She's got a headache. Some solid defensive backs they just don't have the I don't think the death and so what you're can have to do is try to confuse bro. But I don't know if that's what you're doing that he's figured out a lot of stuff this year so far You know if you're pressuring you know he he looks he gets the ball this here and really quick. If you're trying to drop eight You're in trouble with that. I mean I would probably live or die trying to get after them and see if I can affect that way but some shots on and hopefully accuracy slips when that happens and then maybe that's the way that you beat him and then you try to contain the running game and say. Hey I'll let you beat me running the ball. If you want to try to be patient assistant doing that deal bobby just a follow up on that yearbook very familiar with coach parcells. Ill oftentimes in his game plan to talk about when you face a hot quarterback you wanna hit them within the first six play so he knows that in this game today. You're not GONNA be comfortable. Yeah I mean that's that's a big piece of it until been really good even when he's been here but I mean if you're suspending the pocket I know how that was like and it's a bad any he's incredibly totally accurate and he's incredibly. He's on the run and under pressure. You think if you can hit him a little bit everybody wants Tom. Brady drew brees Shawn Watson from ours. the mortgage anybody. It doesn't matter who quarterbacks are in eastern. NFL guys he hit them. It's GonNa take it's toll and so you have to try to get over to let them know like you said early on what kind of game it's going to be and hopefully in doing that you'll be able to make a difference. And then maybe take some of that edge off last thing for Carbonari. ESPN football analysts transition to the NFL. Games games this weekend. Let's start off with the Patriots. Bobby far be it for myself for anybody to write the Patriots off but this year looks different with that offense. Do you agree is is this the year that the Patriots simply don't have enough to make a run to the super bowl run to the super bowl and that's all they can make this championship game. I think things you know. That's that's still really impressive. There have been able to do But you know to me I just Kinda seem like it's a really bad match up if you look at wh- Whoa what Henry is able to do. Big Physical. He's really talented player. You can bludgeoned with the running game and the Aga Brown and the outside could be some problems. Stefan Gilmore has some issues juice last week against the volunteer Parker on the dolphins. He's a big physical receiver. Browns of a similar mold Ryan. Tannehill is playing really good football as much as I don't want to write off New England. I think this was probably the worst match. It could have had in the first shot and I think also they're gonNA find a way to win this game and the bobby wanted to go go ahead. Sorry Bobby I sounds good bob appreciate it. We'll talk to you again soon. All right. It's probably Mike. It sounds like he was working out again. That sounded like that was the second Bobby Bobby Carpenter workout. Maybe I'll tell you what unfortunately for My Ego and confidence. I've been in the gym with Bobby and it's just like I'll stay over at the on the treadmill and he's putting up you know three hundred plans on the Bench press he is I. It's been a real treat to work with him this year. He's smart he's funny. He's also an world-class shape which is You know really disappointed. Point me you're you're GonNa get there in twenty twenty though Mike I believe in you. That's Mike Tannenbaum former. NFL General Manager. Anthony Salter the Dan lebatardshow got on. ESPN radio the ESPN APP siriusxm channel. Hey The college football playoff is here kick off your day with the verbal citrus bowl then stay tuned for the college football all semi finals. The Rose Bowl game presented by northwestern mutual and the allstatesugarbowl coverage begins at one. PM Eastern so immediately following. Mike and Today on the Dan. Albert's are Joe Coverage begins at one. PM EASTERN ON ESPN radio and the ESPN APP straight ahead which NFL quarterback is facing the most pressure heading going into the playoffs. Mike Scott his answer I got mine. We'll see if they differ. That's next on the Dan Le Batard show on ESPN radio. Your home is important. That's why gyco helps make it easy to save on Homeowner's insurance because home is more than just a place. Home is where you build the giant pillow fort in your living room when people ask why you have a pillow fort in your living room. 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We have a handful of great college. Football matchups to ring in the twenty s in the two you new year six games. Wisconsin puts their five game bowl winning streak on the line against Oregon in the Rose Bowl out and Sunny Pasadena while Georgia and Baylor me for the first time time since one thousand nine hundred eighty nine in the sugarbowl but that is far from the only college action as there are two big ten. SEC showdowns as well. Minnesota looks for their first eleven win season since nineteen o four. They'll take on Auburn and the outback bowl and two of the winningest programs in college. Football history they being Michigan and Alabama. Emma they square off in the citrus bowl you can hear the citrus rose and sugar bowls all on. ESPN radio and finally in the NFL. Ron Rivera has officially been named head coach. The Washington Redskins the team official at seven. Am Eastern on Wednesday. Rivera has also hired former raiders Jaguars coach and ESPN analyst. 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