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REShow: Charlie Weis. Hour 2 (03-11-20)

The Rich Eisen Show

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REShow: Charlie Weis. Hour 2 (03-11-20)

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Youtube dot com slash richeisenshow to watch US live every day between twelve and three eastern time We add Jay Bilas on and our number one he said he trusts the NCWA to make the right Maneuvers in in what to do about The the Imp- The Impending Conference tournaments that start Today for many And the brackets that come Sunday for the first four games that happened in Dayton Ohio Next week and then the NCAA tournament that starts in full bloom a week from tomorrow. He says he thinks the NC Double A. Trust them to make the right public health decision. The World Health Organization just in the last fifteen minutes is named cove nineteen a worldwide pandemic which is not to be taken lightly at all. I do not do this to scare anybody. I am with you all on a human being on the planet that wants nobody to get sick and no healthcare facilities to get overwhelmed. I think they should absolutely hold these games. Nobody in the arenas until further notice and that means anybody. That's my two cents. You may think that I'm being hysterical I'm I'm genuinely concerned about not knowing what we don't know and Robin Harris. The Executive Director of the Ivy League is going to be joining us in our number three hour number. One Guest Jay. Bilas went to law school with her and has nothing but the highest regard for her. She made the decision. Just cancel just to cancel the Ivy League tournaments for both the men and women. Now it's a different story in the Ivy League Only four teams make that tournament. Just the top four seeds make this tournament not everybody from their conference goes and it's a significant thing that basically just say whoever won the regular season moves on because Certainly in the men that there. There's no large pretty much you don't get you. Don't get a second one in from from highly so that was a significant decision. Damn please join us in our number three to discuss Major League Baseball. And what's going on in that front? And what he saw in In Spring Training and Obviously from MLB network There's lots of baseball to talk about right around the corner in. Mlb is going to be in the situation to about what to do with crowds. Dr Faucher who is Easily one of the top people in the United States on this subject you see him and all the congressional hearings you see him at the White House briefings. He said it would be his recommendation to avoid large crowds period. It's a reckoning folks and we just have to figure out handle it. Yeah the city of San Francisco just banned gatherings of more than one thousand people. Obviously this includes Golden State. Were Games right and obviously a coming up. San Francisco giants and the question is if you sit here and you're like well. I don't know this is crazy. It's it's no worse than the flu. I I'm not feeling it. I don't know anybody who has it. We don't know there's a pandemic out there and there's no vaccine coming for months. So what do you do you take active measures for yourself for your family for your community and And and in in you know in terms of not going to a game or seeing a game with nobody in the stands with that be weird of course it would be. Would it be an extreme measure? That's do we know for short do we. Do we know for sure that an extreme measure needs to take place right now. Now did the experts who know the science say that these extreme measures should be taking place. Yes can we as a people survive sporting events that we love to see crowds? Go crazy for? Can we sit through a couple weeks? Couple months of that as the people in Italy. Yeah you can. We can certainly if you want to. Just go back to normal. That's the way I'm looking at it and like I said I I'm I'm I only speak my mind when I hear at this microphone and as long as I had this Mike in front of me. I'll do it eight four four two four rich number. Dial Chris Brockman You have you had a poll question over there we on so I'm going to go off the board here. Did you see this story? That Larry Walker soon to be hall of Famer. So emergency goalies have been the news after the Maple leafs game a couple weeks ago. Larry Walker is going to be listed as the avalanches official emergency goaltender on Sunday when they host the Vegas Nights. Where walkers Canadian dreamed of playing in the National Hockey League. Okay ended up being a baseball hall of fame. Baseball part. Yes he is going to be the emergency goalie okay for the avalanche. Now I have A. Would you rather here being goalie? I think is one of the most frightening positions in sports. Here a couple here a couple of others would you rather be an emergency goalie be an NFL punt returner which is scary as or compete in the skeleton event the Olympics? Where your face I going down? Though going down the lose right. Which one would you rather do. Okay log on at richeisenshow I'll give you my two cents. Which one would I rather be. I think a goalie In Emergency Goalie in hockey up my thumb on the scale on that. I'll give I'll give you. I'll give you I'll give you. What would you rather do? What's the most frightening thing? Now what would you rather? I mean these are. All three of these are frightening. Okay very good. What would you rather do at richeisenshow for you to go? Vote on the poll question. Right now and we'll we'll hit that with a tweet. Eight four four zero four. Which is the number to dial While Chris Post that let me take a phone call from our buddy from Alan Dallas. What'S UP AL? How're you Ben Goalie? Okay Goldie survival rate. The skeleton is total death Punt returner is Kinda SORTA death goalie. You could at least survive got pads right. Sure shots right. I got a fighting chance. I'M GONNA survive. I got pads on. I can take it off the cranium. I got a big head. You know my four point seven eight rating on April four point. I don't know what to tell you. I don't know what to tell you. Four five taking generally taking Uber's when it's responsible for me to be taken over as if you kind of get my drift. I get so Generally speaking I get into those today are not in the in the best shape and I. I'm a four seven eight and I sent it to our friend Christopher so that that's disheartening If you go the Jay Bilas routes spreading the green around you know. I don't know if you heard you're you know you're kind of in between spots. You may want to just hold off on that for a little while. Sounds guys you know mark. I don't know if you check out the market. I know down five percent again today. So you may want to hold onto the cash guy. What I'm saying That being said I I couldn't agree with you more on what you're talking about. I spoke to some people earlier today. There are people not taking what's going on in this world seriously and You know there are people. It's not it we've become an me generation about me what I WANNA do when i WanNa do it when i WanNa do it and You Know You. You may not get sick but you can you know. Look let's take let's Brockman for an example right now. I mean he's got a new baby at home He have the con- Corona virus for fourteen days. And I know it and you know people aren't taking this into account and I you know I'm not talking about having mass hysteria and being panicked and being crazy nut but you know like I. I'm not going any basketball games or game. You know soccer games or and in stadiums where I'm crowded around people I just I just don't think it makes any sense. I think I think the NC Double A. Would be would be very wise to have these guys playing empty stadium so the first week the more people watch it on. Tv to be quite honest with you. I think in thanks for the CALL AL ON I. I imagine that's part that's part of your news update over there. Christopher brought to you by our friends at a Honda brought to you by our friends at the Honda Ridgeline in particular dependency stylish along with the Honda. Hr V. available with all wheel drive the H. Rv's ready to team up for your next adventure so hurry to your local Honda dealer today. Report of the day's news from the world of Sports Entertainment. Someone who is not a journalist or newsman by any definition of the word whatsoever which Chris Brockman okay some of those updates I like I said San Francisco is Put a ban on events of over a thousand people that includes Warrior Games. The Washington governor is banned gatherings of two hundred and fifty or more in Seattle that includes sporting events the CBI the college basketball invitational Not sanctioned by the NCWA like the nit or the or the national torment it has cancelled its entire event so the CBI Is No longer taking place. However the Tokyo Olympic president said there are no plans currently to delay the start of the summer. Olympic Games Manchester City arsenal match. Big Match in. Epl postponed players are put under quarantine We mentioned rutgers canceling all of that event. I think what we're waiting for here in this country and for the NBA dissenting. They're having talks of moving games to other locations throughout the country. Where there aren't any outbreaks. We're kind of waiting on Adam silver. I mean just speak to anybody. It's all it's it's all common if it isn't in your spot it's coming. Think about it. It's it's all over the world and the way to stop. It is to have a smart community minded plan test. The hell out of everybody's you know who has it. As opposed to waiting to see symptoms and not be afraid of the results. The results of the results are all human beings. Don't be afraid of the results because the results show you how to handle it and to me it seems to me that we have a results oriented fear from the top of the government. And I'll all I'm saying is shutdown game since see how it works if it doesn't work then we'll see how that goes that you want to postpone games and just have games with no fancy fancy how that one goes and in the same way also in the same way after nine eleven the. Nfl made a decision not to have games right okay. Everyone was waiting. What's the NFL GONNA do the NFL? Did something everybody followed suit. They're waiting for a major sports organization to make a decision and everyone would follow suit and right now. What's the most major sports organization that's in business in season the NBA? And I know that's a lot of pressure put on one spot one commissioner in one league but I think if the NBA says this is what we're GonNa do you'd see the NC Double A. Tournament. Follow suit right now. Certainly it's the same sport taking the cue from the Big Kahuna when the government should be the big horn and isn't telling anybody what to do. It's starting to hit the national football league as well. Yahoo saying the eagles and saints have pulled coaches off the road for Pro Day circuit at least temporarily until they figure out. What's going on? Pro Days are getting ramping up right now. Oklahoma and Wisconsin going on today. Yeah I just don't know how many teams are GonNa have scouts flying around the country and and how many how many people are gonNA fly around the country. I don't know and again you may here and say this is panic and it's no worse than the flu and I don't know anybody who has it we don't know we just don't know it's never existed and there's no vaccine for so why not try and take the most smart proactive measures. You possibly can. Which is avoiding large gatherings and the largest gatherings that are going on right now are what concerts sporting events and political rallies right. That's where the largest gatherings of people and protests if the if if necessary right so that's why we're talking about it on a sports show because this is a second it's going to affect the sports world significantly. Yeah and Lebron. James was asked about this after the Lakers debts game. When I was asked a question would you play with fans? I had no idea that it was actually a conversation going on behind closed doors about a particular virus. Obviously I would be very disappointed. You know not having a fans. 'cause that's what. I play for play from my family from fans. There's no one could actually come to the game if they decide to go to that point so I'll be disappointed in that but at the same time you gotta listen to You know the people that is keeping a track. What's going on? And if they feel like is best. For the safety of the players they feel the franchise safety the league to a mandate that. Then we all we all listen to a nice. That's exactly right. Let's listen to Lebron now. Okay just some football news It's one fourteen on the east coast. Rich here's Your Brady. Watch for March eleventh. Espn's Mike Reese saying that the paths and Tom Brady have quote come no closer to an agreement in recent days per Mike There's an air of uncertainty throughout the building also confirming. The Robert Kraft will not intervene on Tom. Brady behalf. Meaning the decision is solely up to bill belichick. Obviously that might spell trouble for Tom. Although Mike Reese did say that the Patriots are willing to go up to twenty five million dollars a year for Tom Brady. That's how much Garoppolo makes one from. One day the trade one. I'm just letting everybody. I'm trying to connect DOTS GIVE perspective. Then what? Tom Would probably be sitting here saying. I know forty three. But what do I mean ear franchise? Dax got thirty three on the table. What has he done. Come on I mean again. He doesn't need the money except that money equals respect. If that's all that matters but again at some point Tom is going to have to stare into the abyss or stare into a bright beautiful future. Does HE WANNA put on a different Jersey kind of that? It's Kinda that simple. You have one other thing. Because Charlie Weis will try and give us any more clarity on the Brady Watch even though I think I know what's coming to quick ones. Albert prayers says Patrick Mahomes is not gonNA do a deal early. Just because the chiefs want him do and the Patriots were awarded four compensatory picks in this year's draft including two third grounders. Okay because of the the people that lost often free go. Maybe even Tom Brady will be competitive. That'll be the mother of all compensatory picks. Now it'll be better than one hundred ninety nine two overall. I'm guessing we'll take a break charlie. Weis who was With the Patriots when Thomas Edward Brady was drafted and was the offensive coordinator For Brady's first Super Bowl win as well as the one after that and the one after that. That's next on the rich Eisen show. It's the greatest time of the year in sports. Nfl College football MLB NHL. What else can a sports fan asked for? All the action you want is every day at one place and one place only bet online dot. Ag Sign up today for a free account at Fed Online Dot AG. Use Promo Code. Podcast one for your fifty percent. Welcome bonus don't sit on the sidelines anymore. Get in on all this incredible action at bed online. Ag That's been online h. e. your online sportsbook experts. Welcome back to the rich Eisen. Show eight four. Four zero. Four rich is the number to dial. We'll talk baseball with Dan. Police Act and our number three and then Robin Harris the executive director of Ivy League sports. Who is the first basically to cancel flat out cancel a tournament a sporting event? A conference tournament Making that decision in the Ivy League sending Yale and Princeton on for the men and women without any conference tournament action based over concerns over the corona virus and social distancing. She'll be joining us in our number three to walk us through that decision. That's coming up on our number three Your phone call eight. Four four zero four rich number. Dial here on YouTube dot com slash rich Eisen. Show a Man. We had on We heard we added say on. Espn our buddy golic and wingo shows. We figured let's reach out and And Chat I haven't spoken to this man in a very long time Charlie Weis. How are you coach? Rich? How you doing. I'm in bed. Oh just hanging hanging down here in south Florida roughing the rough and a rough weather you know. Eighty eighty five and sunny today another miserable day. I Bet Soak it. All in Charlie Weis I I question is when did you meet bill parcells for the first time one did that? Go Down Oh you know madame. Officially in nineteen eighty nine. I bumped into him at the shore several times but at that time. I was just like a fan. So you know the guy wasn't like went up and talk to them but eighty nine when we first met and then how did you wind up With him on his staff. How did that go well? What happened is I was doing. Some work for Some work for PRO personnel director. Tim Rooney and after after that season that I did this work for Tim. Rooney Lamar Leach Man. Who's the defensive line coach left and went to Detroit? Romeo Cornell moved to defensive line Mike Sweatman Moved to the special teams coach so they had an assistant special teams slash defensive quality control to this and that they were hiring for so he interviewed a bunch of guys and was complaining that. Tim that he can't find the right guy and Tim said well. You had the right guy in here last saw all last summer so tim recommended to me the bill and then. I interviewed bill. And then obviously you're with them there with the giants and then the Patriots and then to the jets and then went with Bela check to the Patriots in two thousand. When did you realize that Tom Brady was pretty special for the first time? When do you recall that? Really? Well we had. We have inkling that he had a chance as first year but he wasn't playing at all as I as a matter of fact he was our fourth quarter back and the only I think he threw three passes all year. And you've got one game had one completion for about six yards and that that was about it but the the next year training camp he was fighting for number two damage. Your who had picked up for Miami and he beat them out by a hair wasn't like Tommy was clearly the second best guy but it was. He beat them out just by a little bit tobacco to backup drew. General goes down. Tommy goes in. You know we kind of take baby steps as we go through the air and then about midway through the air was like a turning point where we really thought we had something special. Because we're playing New Orleans. Were down by ten or eleven and a fourth quarter became back and scored twice. You know to tie it up. We got into overtime and on our first offense and play in overtime. New Orleans brought a bliss that we have practiced against the of multiple times in the week. But we haven't seen once in a game and the the checks off a audibles throws the ball fifty five yards down the field. That's a pass. Interference we end up kicking. How minitary kicked a field goal? We win the game but the fact that mentally that kid with that little experience could make a play could make a call like that. We we figured we might have something special and then of course later on in the campaign you're in the superdome in New Orleans. Viteri does kick a game winner for the Super Bowl in a any drive. That was very famous for many reasons including for those watching at home in the last summer all mad and Super Bowl That they called together. Madden's like they should take a knee here and go to overtime because this kid you know. It's his first Rodeo. Essentially what he's saying. Did you and Bella check have any sense of potentially taking foot off the brake in that Super Bowl as you dial up the place now the now the only ones involved there to be honest with you were bell checking on I. And Tommy Andrew so the four of US asylum sideline. We all knew that. Saint Louis had had taken over the momentum and tied the game with two fourth quarter touchdowns so we figured we should at least give shot. We started off conservatively. Of course drill was saying just go out there and sling like any veteran quarterback would say but We went out conservative at first but then after after we threw a little flair pass to the left to Jr Redmond and he got out of bounds about forty forty five yard line. You know we've become we. We got work to try to get down there and getting feel going then of course. Two more super bowls came Charlie. Weis here on the rich. Eisen show offensive coordinator for those Patriots Championship years including the last time that there were back to back champions in in the NFL. Right here on the rich Eisen show and now Brady. Age Forty two about to be forty. Three is as amazing and as relevant as ever the biggest free agent quarterback that we've ever seen Because peyton manning at least when he was a free agent he was having Concerns over how. His surgically repaired neck would do was the last time. You texted with Tom. Charlie well I mean I. I sent him a text yesterday but I mean I texted him last week just to say how comical I bought it was that you know that he that he was the story and then he texted back migos. No one knows anything and I said well I mean not. According to all the experts they all seem to think they have the answer and he goes well then clean it up. So that's what I did. Burn on radio that day it look it i. I didn't talk to Tommy. We traded texts. He told me that no one knows anything and believe And believe me I would not have said that. No one knows anything I truly felt. He already knew what he was doing. I really believe that he doesn't know what he's doing. I think I'm sure he's done the research 'cause he he does Dole Jentzsch but But even though he's done the research. I don't think he has any idea what he's doing yet. I agree with you. I don't think so either but You would definitely be Expert not only In what Brady's mindset would be and you you got that straight from the horse's mouth via text just a few days ago but the tendencies of Bella check you must know those inside and out and the sense that Robert Kraft is not gonna be placing any of his influence towards the end on making something happen. He's just going to delegate leave this up to bill. What what do you think? Bill's mindset is going into this whole scenario Charlie Charlie. Well you never bill even though he's well aware of all the nuances and the ramifications and the relationships and the legacy a you know he's a well he's well aware all those things it's not like he's oblivious to those bill has a very very unique ability to separate church and state and by that. I mean you know when it comes down to making a business decision. He makes a business decision. So you'll now as this timing has changed with the CBA vote and the tie and one free agency actually starts. I think the window. shrunk into Basically a Sunday Sunday Monday A Sunday money really conversation you know once the. Cbs approved. Which I believe it's going to be. You'll know you'll know what the rules are. Or if it wasn't approved you know what the rules being right. And then you know by the by the eighteenth they have to have made this decision the two of them because after the eighteenth. I I don't think it becomes a doesn't seem to fit financially once at thirty thirteen and a half million dollar cap it comes and then you'd have to tag on on top of that. That doesn't seem to make much. Yeah and that kicks in wants to newly gear officially begins and and That's what does absolutely make it as you point out something that has to happen before that. And obviously the window about what the rules are. GonNa be has made that window even smaller as you just pointed out Charlie Weis here on the rich Eisen. Show what do you make however of the notion that Tom would like it to be church and state? He wants to feel the love here that it's more than just a business decision for him. So why is it a business decision specifically for New England and how that may meet Harley? What do you think of that? You don't know that in on that and I don't know that you know we don't know we don't know for sure what he's thanked him. I mean it's not like you sitting there telling people what he's thinking right. I mean the only people he talked to you know is has agent. You know his wife and maybe a business partner but other than that. He's not telling anyone what he's thinking. He's not sharing that with people. Even the people who's closest with I mean we'll find out when everyone else finds out so whenever one actually well. This is what Tommy wants. He's never told anyone that you've never heard from his mouth that's true you've never heard it from the people who represent him. You've just heard from people like you and I are rich that we have our conjecture what he wants but we really don't know for sure what what he wants us to get paid. I mean not that. I think that that's the most important thing because from no one of the most important thing to have is wondering Correct so wherever he goes. He wants to be in a position where he could win. Another ring you know whether that'd be near New England or somewhere else but but but at the end of the day unless you hear from him unless you hear from bill. All's it is conjecture and there's just a lot. I guess a lot of empty time to fill before then right Charlotte try to figure out how what tendencies are here and what people have said in the past and how sensitive they have been to the subject matter and and it just leaves us all here to to speculate Way There's there's GonNa be people that are right because everyone's guessing something I mean so I mean so. There are going to be handful. People that are writing their guests. But but I think that bill continuing to do his work. I think Tommy's continue is doing work. I think Donna beings of mind once the CBI has decided meetings combined. Bill say here's you know. Here's here's here's what here's the game plan and then Tommy is either GonNa say he he He come back and say well. Here's what I like. And if they can come to an agreement they will and if they will also they'll shake hands and say thank you for everything and move on their way. This is not going to be A. That's not gonna be a cold break-up or anything like that I think there's a they both been around for a long time and I've worked very well together and had you success and I think that this will not be one of those ones. Were everyone tells everyone. Go to hell and walks away. That's not the way this last so we shouldn't I personally personally hope he ends up just staying in New England. But I don't know whether or not does that's GonNa be the weather's GonNa play out. Yeah I I don't know I just feel that maybe after twenty years of everybody wants to hear different voice. That's just the sense. I get an again a year right. Tom's not telling this to anybody certainly not telling it to me. It's just what I hear what I guess and what I suppose and just Trying to read into the fact that we have reached this point right. I mean that the Patriots could have put something on the table over the last several weeks. Just didn't or we. Do you know the one thing that one thing that is cool though rich. Charlie if he does he does go. This is GONNA be. This is GONNA be exciting. 'cause he does go okay well. The Patriots do is stem their quarterback. Today go get a veteran quarterback. What do they do and what happens? Were wherever he goes. That starts his whole trickle down effect. Where now all all the pieces start falling and places around the League so for this time of year to have one guy be able to have that type of a ripple effect I mean that that that That intrigues me. Convict cited either way. I'm kind of excited to see. What have I agree charlize? Few minutes left with the The ball coach from back in the day in the NFL. Of course Notre Dame right here on the rich Eisen show Which quarterback coming out of college would you take? First you got borough you got to with Supposedly clean hip. Herbert has a big upside Jordan. Love anybody that you've seen that you say that that's the that's the guy out there. Well I'M A to amateur fan. I mean and no one can deny the year that borough had it was phenomenal and not only did he play great but he played great against all the good teams. You know he you know he beat all those teams in the Sec West you know and then they go through the tournament they roll through that including wrong rolling over Clemson. Knowing can can deny the year he had and I can understand why You know a homegrown kids state of Ohio. Since he picked him I could see why they take. I'M A to a fan. You know. I know I'm known more about to You know my kid at Bennett Alabama for a couple of years. One of his assignments when he was at Alabama was to go out to Hawaii at at the big football camp. They have out there and make sure those other colleges don't steal them away from Alabama so I mean seriously imagine that assignment. You're a twenty one year old kid. Nick says don't don't screw it up and let them go somewhere else. No pressure no pressure. Airing thing like that I'M A fan. I know I know what everyone in Alabama thinks of him you know especially in an office and Intestinal Sir and watching him play and know what they say. He has that at factor. Kevin Faulk who you know very well Charlie at Lsu and he's told Daniel Jeremiah my colleague on NFL network and others. That borough reminds him exactly like Brady in terms of makeup in terms of heart in terms of also mechanics. Do you see any similarities. Do you see that. Oh my my only concern is one year starter. That that's my only concern. You know when you when you done for year is different than when you've done it for multiple years so I love the year. The kid had. I can't argue that but cavern who. I loved one of my favorite players right but I've ever coached. There's no reason for him to say that if he didn't believe that right. Okay but I that that to me is secondhand knowledge. Alls I go. You know when my kid tells me you know you know that the kid has has the it factor you know. Then he has the it factor. What if I threw Trevor Lawrence into the mix? Would you take him over? Anybody else The kid from Simpson. He might be he might go above all but but he's not intimate. But we won't have to do. This is sports. Talk Radio Charlie. Come on now a man. This is fun chat before I let you go. I got a couple of minutes left. You tell somebody that might be out there and millennial that's watching us. We have our feeds on Youtube As as well Parcells what it was like safe for work story for parcels. What a good one It's it's one of my first weeks one of my first weeks on the job We're having a staff meeting now. Earlier that day we had had a special team segment where I was back with a punt returners for Dave Meggett Mark Ingram and Steven Baker. Okay so this was nineteen ninety so Mike Swept. Who's the special teams coach? He was working with the long snapper into punter during the drill. So he wasn't watching. The return seems watching the long snappers and the PUCK. So we're now WANNA step million. Parcels GOES TO SWEAT WHEN ALRIGHT SO RANK. These punt returns for me. Well sweat hadn't gotten an opportunity to even watch you know watching the catch from yet. We haven't had a chance to watch the video yet. So we were stumbling bumbling. A little bit about you know what the answer was so because I was back there. I said coach Mega. Obviously I ingram. Angle is clearly second Baker. Stir so Paul stops the SA- stops the maybe and looked down at me at the end of the table on the right hand side and says you've been in the League for five minutes. So why don't you just sit there and shut the hell up? No one cares what you'd think so needless to say I got humbled very quickly and I think you cleaned it up for me too. Didn't you Charley Right? You clean it up but you're right though you're right in your assessment though correct. Were you correcting? You're not? That's not the point I charlie thanks. Yeah one you earn your keep than you can open your mouth but not until that's the point. Thanks to the time Charlie. We'll do this do this again. There's a lot of fun all right. Take you gotta right back at you. It's been a long time. Since I chatted with Charlie Weis right here in the rich and Amazon and fun. Storytime parcells storytime with some of my favorite story times phone calls eight four four zero four rich here on this radio station in Youtube. Dot Com slash richeisenshow. When we come back. Do you own or rent your home. Sure you do and I bet it can be hard work you know what's easy bundling policies with GEICO GEICO makes it easy to bundle your homeowner's or renter's insurance along with your auto policy. It's a good thing too because you already have so much to do around your home. Go TO GEICO DOT COM. 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Okay and let's see how it goes. I will sit at home happily. Watch to see how the nets follow up their win against the Lakers against the warriors. I'm assuming they're televising it right. I don't know if that's a Turner Donald Standby just or locally It'll be on WYNC pass and I think we as a republic can survive that and we'll see if that works and and I think that's just the way it's going to go here be some hardy. Let's be smart. That's all I'm saying. Let's be smart Let's go to the phone lines right here. let's go to. Who's been waiting the longest Dmitri Salsa Oklahoma. I left my glasses at home. God bless it. What's up to mattress? Well I was just intrigued by The Ivy League Director Canceling Games. I kind of think that in all these situations that are really ought to be up to the fans and if they WANNA if they see that there's They're willing to go to events and and don't WanNa he'd public health officials or don't feel like it's enough of a threat data be able to do that but certainly there ought to be Some kind of an open policy and certainly for the NCAA Games because a lot of those sites have worked a year or two Getting it prepared and I don't know if the MCA is going to be in a position to reimburse those Those I don't all the sites Who have sold out of tickets and done a lot of work but I think it's GonNa be interesting the the fact that it's the Ivy League one of the things that I think you'll be kind of fun to see is I get the impression at the garden variety Athlete in the Ivy League. A little bit more politically inclined than most So it will be interesting to see what kind of pushback Harvard and Yale and Columbia Athletes. Give a mess to whether or not. They should Well about the cancelling of games. Just throw it out here to meet you. Thank you for the call. Stay tuned to hear what what Executive Director Harris has to say so. She'll be coming up Middle of the third hour. I'll just say two things to what Dmitri said number one. There's no politics in this last. I checked it should. There's no I know again. I know we're living in a hyper partisan culture but science just basic science okay. I was very bad at science. Everybody gets sick okay. I was very very bad at science more. I never got the green wedge trivial pursuit. Never the Pie. The Pie there was always less time for me playing trivial pursuit. Always all right. There is less. I got the sports wedge. I got the entertainment which though yellow history we all know. Green Green Green Science Wedges was was mike some not good but all I know I do know enough biology to know that no virus no virus is going to wonder when some human comes in contact with it. What party they vote for in the American political system. They're red blue. I mean seriously and if you're suming that Harvard and Yale and all the Ivy Leagues will have a more democratic liberal left wing scenario on a guards from Harvard on twitter against the Executive Director. And he goes. He wants to make the big dance. There's that I'm curious to know why she said cancel because again. I'm sitting here thinking and I'd love to know I'm sitting here thinking okay. So the warriors and their staff and the security that's required to hold an NBA game even with no fans and the camera crews and directors and truck. Although things are done remotely. Now I go to leave. I just don't believe I don't believe. Local broadcasts are done that way yet. It still would require imagine maybe more than a thousand people being in the arena. I don't know they could. You could add it. All Up. Officials like officials players are going to be in close contact. I mean you know. Athletes can get corona virus to and spread it around when they go home. But I'm just wondering what what she got to. Just cancel it. We're just not going to do it at all at all. The schools right now offering online classes when they're when they're when they're back all the schools I mentioned when they're back from spring break. You heard Jay Bilas San our one that. Dukes told their students don't come back to April twentieth at the earliest. It's march eleventh. Ask almost six weeks. Dan Police talk some baseball as well. Top of hour number. Three coming up here on this rich. Eisen show podcast. One has some exciting news. It's official our shows are now available on spotify and it's free. We want to make it super easy for you and your friends to listen to. Podcasts and joining spotify allows us to be even more places for fans to find us. If you're already listening to music on spotify you can. Now listen to our podcast in the same place. 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"Y'All what's up Sodano with seven ten. Espn presented by Progressive Insurance. All our guests appear via the Shell Pennzoil performance. Line like my man couldn't gates in studio today. What's up. Kiddo is how we doing good. It's time for straight talk. Brought to you by straight talk wireless everything for less only at Walmart and they give you full court. Cell phone covers that you need the unlimited plan with twenty five gigs of high speed data and two G. for forty bucks a month seven. You have the 'cause a big cares. Everything for less savings may vary terms and conditions of straight talk dot Com. We got a lot of things to get to you and I yes I wanna get all your thoughts on what transpired this weekend. It was the biggest regular season weekend in. La Basketball between the bucks. Game against the Lakers and the Lakers clippers. We got this MVP debate. It's getting hot again. Hot Even Vegas even Vegas Lebron with from a plus eight hundred and you're GONNA say minus seven hundred two now. Jaanus was what mine is one fifty you said. Greg and Lebron was plus one fifty on the other and tightening gap even Vegas Now. All of a sudden. The gap has narrowed some so. Let's start there and then I have some personal things that we need to discuss here. We do But let's start with what you thought happened this weekend. Like on my end might not a big believer in regular season. Statement wins for teams. But I do believe for the Lakers. It's good for their psyche to get a win against the clippers. So the first thing I want to state is that we're not gonNA talk about this. As if what happened didn't happen. We will talk about it as if we know what happened and having known that they won both games. They are very fortunate on the schedule from the way that that got done that they got to face the box before. They face the clippers because the clippers proved to be obviously the more important game too. I would say fans involves players. Involved THE CLIPPERS NEW IT AND. I think the Lakers new as well that win against the bucks on Friday. Set them up for situation where it was not going to be difficult for them to get up for that clippers game. Although if you listen to clipper choosing Laker fans all over the place. The clippers no matter you know what I'm saying is so they had to actually face that beast right. They were in a better position because of how they played against the bucks which was a tremendous game. That game was kind of it was ugly at first called an early timeout. Got Back into it. They had Javert who contributed right in that game. Look good they had cousteau who contributed in that game and look good and now get me wrong. Theonest injury was part of eating a weird kind of way but I thought the leagues were well in control in control of that game. That's what I'm saying now. You can't predict what's going to happen against the clippers after that kind of win. But you're not gonNa tell me that you had Bradley going for twenty odd points right. You're never gonNA get somebody you have. Rondo going to. The rack didn't make you actually ineffective play. I mean he didn't great but he did a couple of things that to me. Overall on the weekend I saw a team that said now I think I know what this looks like a little bit. Yeah I think I have an idea of how they're going to put this together and actually make this run without necessarily grabbing. Everybody coming around the barn. My thing with the Lakers. Is You know where you're getting from. Lebron COMPLA- off time. You know what you're getting. Even Anthony Davis maybe in the biggest spots you don't know because he's never been there but in theory kind of have an idea of what I expect from a production standpoint. I don't know what I'm getting from that third person because I don't know who that third person is night in night out but if they get a third person whether it be avery Bradley one night or Kouzmin another night or Javale McGee Dwight Howard or Alex Caruso Dwight whatever Danny Green Danny Green. It doesn't matter as long as they get a third person that contributes. I think the Lakers are going to be in great shape moving phone. That's what I think they learned this weekend doesn't have to be one singular human. Which is what. I've been arguing this entire time. Stop yelling at me about the third guy that they need to trade half the roster four or get the tough man that that doesn't matter the roster as constituent constituent right now is how they're going to win they just need to have a rotating third part every night which is what makes a good team. There's nothing wrong with that. That is not some sort of sub perfection level of basketball to have seven guys who actually contribute to a squad to get all the way to an O'Brien trophy. That's not unheard of and this is a case where I think they figured out over the weekend they can do that and not just succeed. They can succeed against the best teams in the League which they were having a problem. There were certainly questions about whether they can do that. Dave McMenamin earlier. Excuse me yesterday on the jump I believe if not it might have been the collective podcast. It doesn't say here. They've been listening to people on twitter. Radio shows talk shows. Tv shows. I'm sure Maitre D.'s. At restaurants and Yoga instructor everywhere you go in Los Angeles who have been telling them for basic since the summertime when collide chose the clippers. The Lakers that you want the best team in the city. I was a chance to get that off their chest that you really gonNA doubt a team that has Lebron James and Anthony Davis and a bunch of guys who sixty games in know how to play their roles they made. I don't know if it's a statement. A Lotta guys on the team were pushing back against using that word but they certainly gave a reminder to people. That's a heck of a talent collection. The Lakers have as well. So that was McMenamin on collective podcast with the wind horse. He'll be joining us at eleven fifteen today to his point around the city. I I have a friend. Who's a business owner His name is Mel. Throw begun a bakery out in. Downey shoutout to them. Best Cuban food in town okay. and he he's been he's always text me about the Lakers and like even Christmas right before Christmas. I'll never forget because I saw him. He's like we gotta be the clippers man we gotta get and after they lost. He's like Tam. We lost to the clip. It is that feeling like come on. Man. Y'All got a beat. Those dudes can't we can't be having the red headed stepchild beat us again and I don't WanNa get too far into this. But I've said this before these Airways Laker fans talk about the clippers more than anybody else in the League as far as fans can sure and that's okay as long as they can admit to themselves that this is a thing by beating them. You can admit it's a thing when you're losing every game. It's harder to actually identify what is actually happening. And so that win I allowed franchise to be a little more real with themselves about what they were going up against the city rivalry standpoint but from a western conference opponent. Standpoint is well they did great this weekend and it helped their cause on a lot of level. Here's one thing that people aren't paying that much attention to until this weekend or hadn't paid attention to the Lakers could be the number one overall. Yeah like this is a real Friday. Night Battle was about the books today. We're going to get to seventy. That's one thing but getting over a number one overall seed for a squad like that. That doesn't have that kind of playoff. Experience would have been huge. That's why it was such a tremendous builder toward Sunday. They knocked out a couple of different tasks they did with this weekend. And it wasn't just in getting wins in both. It was how they managed to do it and who they managed to do it. A against you know best weekend. Lebron's Laker career. I think that's pretty obvious. And there's nothing wrong that Brian windhorst on Lebron having his sights on that. Don't look now but the Red Hot Lakers are now only two games behind the Milwaukee Bucks for the best record in the NBA and look yards has a compelling statistical argument to win this award and if the vote was taken today. I think he would win the award but as Lebron rallies the Lakers to this strong second-half push if they were able to overtake the bucks. I think it would dramatically help his case by the way this isn't just fram. Vp that potentially could sway homecourt in the finals show. Ramona was on with me yesterday and she made a great point. Like it's an interesting analogy. She said Lebron had some heisman moments. This weekend Oh and when you think about it that kind of stuff because you're on national television you're playing on. Espn one night and an ABC. Were it's only everyone's watching. Abc point right so she equated it to having your heisman moment. That Lebron beating the clippers out playing out playing jaanus in those games mean something and it's funny. She said that later on Greg looked it up and the Vegas numbers had shrunk. Wow Ramona. She's brilliant from what I hear. Yeah she's on Mama Mama you know what I mean that's tremendous and that's the best. Wow I'm just sitting here because I'm thinking how that is in how important that is in an MVP race in general because we talked about how look Janas by all the numbers as you stated probably should run away with this right but for the first time. Lebron got narrative on his side and what helps with narrative memorable moments that you can actually away whether or not. That's fair or not. Who knows but if you can remember that weekend that Lebron mopped up Kawai and Jaanus and they won both games and they went on to get the number one overall C. That'll help them a lot. In this case and the nature of people has recently bias. Yeah it's like. It's funny with the Heisman to take it back to that. I remember years ago right. Gino Smith was like I. Seven weeks of the season was just bawling this that and the other and then he didn't end up winning the heisman. Someone else came out. I think it was God. I'm trying to remember who I don't remember who it was anyway. But he didn't win the Heisman even though he bawled out the first eight weeks of the season. And what you've seen since then is a lot of people say you can't win the heisman. The first six or seven. We know it's who comes on late. That generally tends to win. And I think that this is why it's making a compelling case for Lebron the other one is making a compelling case for Lebron is as Stephen Puts. He may still be that dude right now. Lebron James is the best player in the world. There's no question in my mind about that because I look at the Greek freak. What he brings to the table and I know is formidable. Is HE IS A. You could make the argument about every we understand that. That's a different conversation. Those of us who cover basketball and watch like just so we know that. Just because your best player in the world doesn't mean you're GonNa get the VP because we see in Libya cases where the best player in the world didn't MVP but Lebron James Trump says his value. What the Lakers are with him on the court and what they all with him off. The court is literally night and day. He's right I think the funny part just a quick aside is I don't know who he was referring to in that Clip Watch basketball. Didn't say basically people like us who cover basketball. You Watch it with just a funny funny piece of Shea definitely stuck out of my mind I was thinking about some. Who is he studio with old? That wears on national television breaking down the Bronx. Yeah there's no doubt but his ultimate boy is wasn't me exactly is right that he is. He's the best player and that's kind of been my argument if if space jam were a literal thing okay and the aliens didn't look cartoonish in funny looking but if they look like Independence Day and they wanted to play basketball and you had the big one dude to play basketball against them. I'm still going abroad if I had to win that game. Wow that's tough man. I mean you. Honest is Yanni's look at the numbers. Look at other people out. I say this as somebody who thinks Lebron should win the MVP but the aliens can game plan against Janas. If he can do it the aliens can do it. They can gave len against the honest though it took them. I Dunno seven eighths the season to figure it out from the Lakers. You can't game played this young man. The rest of the team can do poorly. Outta man. I look I would not. I'm not going to get upset about the. Mvp vote at this point of the year. However I do think that there is a very compelling case for Lebron in a way that I did not think was possible even as recently as two weeks ago it. It's much more possible than than it had been before. That's for sure the other big story today. We're on Tom. Brady watched like legitimately now and this is a thing now but it's funny keyshawn was on. Kisha not here keyshawn in Bristol. This week keyshawn. Everyone seems to think that Tennessee is the fit because of rebel and whatnot and that they could just you know bring back. Derrick Henry got a good offensive line. You can make the case keeshonds like hell. No I am making the case for Tennessee. You're going to play for a friend. Yes you're not going to play for coach that drafted. You're coached at scouted. You a teammate. And Ex team mate any friend. How is that going to work out? What happens when you get in a room? And there's a major disagreement with the offense coordinator and a quarterback on a quarterback coach in a quarterback or even when the head coach wants to do somethin' in. Tom Doesn't want to do it on third and short yet. Does that put a strain. Because your your friends and you're basically saying this could be the end of that relation right well. I think it was probably willing to risk it. Yeah you know what I mean. But here's the thing I don't understand. You beat the Patriots with Brady. Why would you pluck that guy if you were the team that figured out his dagger Kryptonite and managed to get him? I I don't get that. I guess they're just not get that at all. The guys get younger. Here's why because they're only other option is Ryan Tannehill and while Ryan Tannehill played. Well it works already. He hears take it from someone who rode the Ryan Tannehill rollercoaster for many years. Okay he's not always the most consistent Guy Year in in your cares my point. Is that if you cut your own efforts by bringing in the guy that you beat to replace the Guy. Ups with after you place the up to with from another dude. Who was the hometown hero? What are you doing able like? I don't understand that that doesn't add up to me. That seems like hustling backwards is Bomani Jones to say. I don't get that. I genuinely knocking understand. Why after vanquishing the entire franchise you were trying to say. Actually you know what I need. That guy come over here. What sense does that make? I just think it's more of an indictment on Tanna Hill than it is you. You know him being excited about Brady because he looks at Brady as person to be in football no listen. Tom Brady threw a pick six in his last pass against that team. I remember I saw. We all saw. But I'm telling you Ryan Tannehill is not someone you should be banking on no I. That's fine I'm not. I'm not disagreeing with that. But overall I guess. I'm just getting annoyed general with Brady. Watch like really Charlie. Weis like what's going on with him getting we're GONNA hear. From Charlie Charlie Charlie Weis doing injected himself into this conversation. Wise is sitting on a cracker barrel getting text messages from Tom Brady. Yeah that's boy. Tommy not reselling that. We'll see how you're buying. We'll get to that in a second plus we'll take your calls on what transpired this weekend with the Lakers. And Lebron the MVP debate eight seven seven seven ten ESPN but first. Let's talk about Daniel a year ago. He resolved to stop putting off what he wanted to do to get into information technology. Genuine into my computer career and is now already a few months into his. It career make twenty twenty year year. Go to my computer career dot. Edu and take the free career evaluation. Today you could start your new life as an it prone as the most four months classes meet on campus or live online just two times a week. It's not rocket science. It's my computer career at my computer career dot. Edu sit down over here on seven ten. Espn Yates hanging out with us today. Happy to have him aboard so before we get into more basketball stuff. Because I didn't even get into the next thing yesterday because we were so knee deep in Lakers clippers and box and whatnot that I do want to get to that in a second but you have a personal thing going on right now. You have a decision to make a decision to make. Yes and because I'm the adamant on air personality. I often leave these kinds of decisions in my life to like listeners and followers and people like that just because I hate making decisions. So here's the deal. I'm going to spring training for on assignment but I was supposed to go to Nashville for the SEC tournament. Not necessarily to cover it but to be there and be in Nashville and it's always a fun time. Africom friends who live there now. The Rona is a real situation across the country. Four confirmed cases in Tennessee. Okay that's a low number but I mean we got more here. There's a double concern here. Which is that number one. I'm going to go and have to be in a couple of airports which is dicey right. Atlanta ROBIN LINE THROUGH ATLANTA. It's just a lot of flights out because I'm going to be coming from Florida spring training but the second question is is it possible that they canceled this bad boy and then the trip ends up being a complete pointless bust anyway. I'm not saying I cannot find in Nashville with my friends right. But the idea is to be there for you know. Sec COUNTRY SEC nation and with the basketball tournament brings yeah and so forth now if they ended up forcing everybody out. There's one of two ways then you've wasted a trip. Put yourself at risk for right but it could also be that they everybody's still comes. It's just that nobody's at the Games and so it is thus a livelier environment now. Sandy baseball players. Well you know I'm big college baseball guys. I'm going to get to see them. Play perhaps but should I go to Nashville. Put It on the poll. Greg I need I need people to chime in should. Is this worth the risk? Basically to watch some college basketball and college baseball now. I don't know how much you buy into the stuff but every airline travel has sent me a email talking about the extensive cleaning. They are doing between flights more so than they've done in the past file that's comforting that they that they are adhering to the CDC standard. I will say this I was just in New Orleans this weekend for a game and our flight was delayed getting out because they were doing more cleaning right so the airlines at least the ones I've dealt with which most of them at this point I don't. I'm not super loyal to anybody I just go. How can I get there? The Fastest Lane And they all have sent me emails and and I you know I it happens. We saw it. It was an extra ten or fifteen minutes and we got on and we left a little late but it was. We saw the people coming on. Scrubby out yeah. That's what's up. I'm fine with that. My concern is not the airline necessary. Okay it's potentially getting quarantined somewhere that you home. Yes and then I do not desire to be in right now. I'm not above anything. I can live wherever you know what I'm saying. It's all good was born. Raised capital United States of America. My point is is that that could be a serious hindrance through my job in my life. Yeah if we end up getting stuck somewhere in Florida or Tennessee. Yeah because I don't know some Guy Church decided. He didn't want to wash his hands on a Tuesday right right now what I would say is. I wouldn't worry about the work part of it. I mean I feel like the folks here will be. We'll be kind to us day where you are. It's it's all. Don't even go on around the whole okay. We don't need you. Don't need to be a satellite okay. Stay and get yourself well at that point but yeah I do think that it's I mean look you're an adult and you know what I'm saying is this is so tough because it's going to be fine. I'm leaning towards spring training but not Nashville right. But then again if I go all that way then I don't bother. It's a quick trip man I know. Oh no but you gotTA connect through Atlanta. I don't necessarily have to connect no but I don't think that part out but I need the feedback anyway calls station which they should Clinton go. I mean my wife is about traveling during spring break to see my parents. Actually my mom in Florida. Yeah but I. I've told her the same things like I look. It's a risk You know we're traveling with children. Children are least affected by this. The younger you are gems to be that is the case that the symptoms are very mild. She's more worried about the quarantine. I'm like we have family there. It's not like you know what I mean I like I. I've tried to calm her fears because like if we go their MOMS. They're my sister's there. The kids have someone to be with Ya. They're going to be orphaned. You know what I'm saying if we get corn team that's fair but I just like you're alone. Which is even I guess. An EASIER TO GUESS. It's a little more nimble always sort of getting a car and drive somewhere right. Publi driving. That's a good point. And we know they wash the cars at every every place you retro. They at least I only I only get the ones that look wet and you know what I'm saying like on the outside I mean. Are they cleaning the inside? How much is it being clean on the inside? You think so. But I'm I'm on the executive dog they call your cozy to look at you. Both of how much you how much you dry right. That's a matter of executive elites. Yeah executive lease God elitists both so anyway. So we'll only eight seven seven seven to ten. Espn should Clinton the trip to the East Coast to go to sprint cover spring training and cover the SEC. Championship game. Show we were talking about Charlie. Weis a second ago. Yeah and by the way Lindsay Theory is GonNa join us in about twenty minutes because of this rams logo thing. We got a very weird. We have to touch on this. In a second. But Charlie Weis on Golic and Wingo on ESPN radio and he is dropping knowledge. Apparently about Tom Brady who he hasn't coached in well over a decade. The bottom line here is he has many decision. I don't know if the Patriots decision Friday and tell you that the people in though certainly are not talking for all those types of sit there and say. Here's what's happening. They have no clue okay. So he's saying they have no clue so when they follow up followed up with him about well. What is this decision like? Been with? Thompson's you're communicating with him. Here's what Charlie said. Oh I don't think sitting join process at all you know. That's not as way he's a ferry business life attention for detail guy. I mean if if he had his brothers this would already be a slam dunk locked over with but I think that the fact that the fact that this is a business decision. This isn't a personal. A personal decision our personnel decision. This is a business as bill. Wasn't bill value. Tommy you know Tommy with not personally but business wise. What does he think he worked? And Tommy thank you. That's good enough for him. And by one of these worth doesn't mean just. How much are they GONNA pay? Tommy it's what are they gonNa do to ensure offense can produce of a chance to win a championship. Yeah 'cause Brady Clue doesn't love the weapons. He's got stop saying Tommy. Yeah that is so annoying. Sorry that just every time. I hear that clip. That's all I can get through my head. Is Charlie wise using a nickname for Tom? Brady making sound like he knows them better than it does. That's annoying but no you're right. Tom Doesn't like his weapons. But where do you think? Here's my question to you George. Why do we assume the Tom Brady's GONNA be able to walk into any franchise that he wants to? Because he's Tom Brady. Well I mean I'm with you many franchises. We might think his skills. I guess is what I'm saying that as as more time passes and you know the CBI situation might help out in terms of ability to pay multiple guys and not have to bust out your whole cap to bring a guy on after you already have someone. But I don't know that he just walks into any. Nfl Locker Room in every single team says gesture. We'll blow it up for Tom. I don't necessarily think that's the case you know. And so when Charlie. Weis says a bunch of things about well. He's not necessarily liking the free agent process as much as he could have. What were we all really necessarily expecting for guy this age? Who Sort of dump trucks out of the playoffs. In a way that as you mentioned was not exactly glorious i. I don't know how high the bar should necessarily be considering. Some of the situations are a quarterback. So I'm I'm as interested in this story as I was but I do appreciate it being sort of mentioned that this might not just be as easy as may think whether it comes from Charlie Weis. Anybody else no but I do think that he clearly has suitors. Yeah Yeah but when? I can't remember who it was said. Okay four teams would sign them right now. That's not a lot of teams to me. Four teams is a division which okay for the guy who's the best quarterback in the history of our generation right? I would think that number would be higher but it's not. I'm not saying that it's forty two three whatever it is. I think that is the big number. That people are worried about which is fair. Yes yeah absolutely. Yeah but Charlie Weis. When's the last time you thought about Charlie Weis? When he did he goes Kansas. Yeah absolutely yeah. That was the last time I remember him never again. There's no reason to think about Charlie. Weis after that. Yeah Yeah Owen. Thirteen during one of those seasons. Gino's Oh Mangena. What'd you say? Different Fat Guy. I didn't put it that way. You put it that. I mean that's what you're thinking. I know that you're not at all clear. They both played in the same place. They were both coaches in same place on that. Okay Fair enough. I mean we know what you were thinking though. You're that said that's fine. I'm reading mines All right coming up next I do WANNA get back to the NBA. Yes because Kevin Durant Kyri are pulling shenanigans. Okay that's all I'm saying right now. They are willing shenanigans. And I don't know if Kevin Durant is ever going to be happy or and now they're together and this thing look. I'm just ready for just grabbed my popcorn because I think this is going to be even more of a roller coaster moving forward but this segment is brought to you. By capital one four percent cashback on dining entertainment two percent at grocery stores one percent on all their purchases. What's in your wallet and our friends at Shell? V Power Nitro plus premium gasoline. We're back in four minutes here on sodano seventeen. Espn Clinton I just disinfected. The Room probably should have done that before we started the show. Now you got that. Good Good Aerosol. Yeah like I get it I get that you guys want to be healthy and you want to make sure everything's alright but that was almost killed me it is. It is a smoke of just Lysol in there what I would say is this room is gross. Well I've said that repeatedly and I said that before Corona virus so I'm surprised you don't have to Comrex on your phone. You had to just stay home. Yeah well I'm working on. It gets a little farther down the line different show. Yeah exactly all of a sudden we're skyping. That's how we're doing it anyway. Real quick before Lindsey theory joins us to talk about this alleged Rams logo which by the way Kevin Dim off. Their President tweeted a meme From anchorman. That said this escalated quickly escalated quickly. I don't know how real it is. How Lindsey will will give us the details but people are not happy about it by any stretch of the imagination baroque quick. Let's talk about this situation so Shamsher Rania of the athletic does some reporting that. Yes what you expected and what you thought initially which is Katie. And Kyrie weren't messing with Kenny Atkinson. The drill sergeant is true is that they are not interested in playing for Kenny. Atkinson Kenny Atkinson also gets wind of this realizes because he's self aware what if I part ways with them? Now I get the jump on whatever job I can get and I'm GONNA get paid a lot more the next place anyway so they part ways but this is the problem. I have acadian. Kyrie Look Kevin Durant and Kyrie for that matter are extraordinary basketball players but they are clearly searching for something and I don't even know if they know what the hell they're searching for at this point. There's no continued. There's no continuity culture with anything that either of those guys have done except for themselves and now that they're together the one thing the nets had going for them was for lack of a better term. George a culture correct. They had a guy in a coach that had worked with their front office when they didn't really have much going and they were hamstrung a guy that nurse them back to health for lack of a better term a team that by the by last year people don't realize this they outscored the sixers in their season series and so when they went to that playoff series and that was pretty even match up. The Nets had a squat right. And so the drop off from this year was I was willing to say an aberration. That was surly going to be able to be corrected based on. Who was coming back now. Of course one of those guys is Katie. Who Basically can walk into any room? He wants to win America and says I want to coach be experts in. And that's what he can do right but the real damage was done here when. Kyrie came back and went over everything in that fourth quarter. And then that's lose. The game restarts playing general manager telling everybody about who they should not be picking up which by the way. He didn't mention their best. Three point in that equation either and a number of guys that were probably huge contributors to their season. That's when I knew George. Oh this is a problem. Because it's not even necessarily about the merit of what Korea saying. He could be right on all of those major and move but you just drop back into a team like this. That's been working their way back forever. That had a reasonable amount of success without you and then just start told people over the side. That's when I thought to myself coach has to go because there's no way that that's going to be tenable scenario in the off season and going into the next training camp and that's exactly what turned out that now. I had heard for a while the whispers of this stuff like you travel around these games. You hear enough stuff right So the question is who's next so I saw Stephen A. And I saw that. Frank is sola both were like well. Gregg Popovich should take that job and the exactly. That was my reaction like I. Why would Gregg Popovich want to leave San Antonio even as poorly as it's gone right now When he's going to have ownership stake more than likely forward at some point to go coach Kyri and Kevin Durant in a place where he's got no relationship like I know Sean Marks. He coached him. He's coached everybody that in a management position or a coaching position in the league. It seems like now. So like here's the thing with Popovich number one. He don't need it right number two holy right and it's not like he's attracted to New York by any stretch of the imagination. I think of any that would be a hindrance for him. And the third thing is like why would Gregg Popovich risk leaving a place where he's deified okay to go coach for the short term? Because we're already talking about him. Retiring at some point to go. Coach does do when you know. Kevin Durant is coming off a very serious injury. I don't care how good he is. That's a huge risk. Pop makes no sense and I love pop. Pop needs to retire into the sunset in San Antonio perhaps become the you know the USA basketball coach emeritus right. I'd I'd be fine with that. You know but pop. Switching franchises no switching conference at this point no. We're not doing that. That's not what we need in the NBA from a multitude of standpoints number. One of which. There's plenty coaching talent in this league on the younger and on up that. I think we've probably better deserve that job. That probably will mesh a little bit better with Kyrie and Kevin as well so the name that's GonNa get. Every every opening is going to have tyler at the top clippers assistant coach tyler former champion. So I think he'll be in that conversation and he's been thrust into that conversation but here's thing didn't get along at all so it's like what are we talking about here now. He's the vegas favorite right. Greg is what you said favors because I heard a weird demarche Jackson number. That's the weird name that I'm telling you right now. I would bet on Mark Jackson for this reason. Mark Jackson has a relationship with Kevin Durant and I think that Mark Jackson. Here's the thing with Mark Jackson and I know things went south. It Golden State as far as the relationships with management were concerned. But there's no denying that Mark Jackson was the guy who put those guys on the map. Yeah and helped create a culture now people may not have liked some of the stuff that transpired behind the scenes. I get that but that's to say that someone can't learn from those experiences and not better themselves in those scenarios clearly from a coaching perspective. He is absolutely one thousand percent capable of coaching. That team and I believe look you can see them in the tank for him. Because I've worked with them but I believe he is a man who can learn from whatever issues he may have had previously all right. So here are your top seven Tyron. Lou Is plus one twenty five Mark Jackson Plus Two hundred Jeff Van Gundy plus five hundred g Jock von plus six hundred Tom. Sibito seven plus seven hundred. Watch this I'm not reporting this my if I had to bet money. Tips IS GONNA be the Knicks head coach. Jason Kidd plus nine hundred and Adam Harrington plus one thousand who? I don't know who that is. Who's Adam Harrington Jock Vaughn? Sorry sorry Gra Brooklyn. Vaughn is the name that I've heard is the outside chance most likely simply because the Lou issue is thing and a lot of people are still scared of Mark Jackson and he won a younger guy. Who's not everybody is the name that I like. Everybody Remembers Long. I don't know if you remember. He was highly touted for many years ago. Supposed to be this. He was supposed to be that the reason why. Mark Jackson is weird to me because I felt like what I remember at the time being his disconnect with the players was one that had almost sort of self blackballed him from the League in terms of what he was going to be able to get back to so now as much as I would lo no. I don't think it was a player. Okay I mean and I don't mean I guess players the wrong word with the franchises. The word I'm looking for right. It just seemed like maybe this isn't something that either side is. GonNa do for Awhile. Although I like Mark Jackson this guy in the league I mean you know as a personality. He's personality as far as I'm concerned and I do. I know how well a k. d. In Cairo. You're going to adjust to a guy like mark. I don't know he's Bona Fides as a player. That's what I'm saying but then again I don't know that I need somebody that's necessarily going to be a favorite just by default of your favorite guys. You need somebody who's GONNA be able to walk in and command some respect and he's that person I think he's. He's both of those things. I think that he can have a relationship and command the respect. And it's why if I were betting I'd bet on mark there. Okay and I'd bet on tubes in the at the Knicks Lindsey Theory Logo Gate Rams next here on seven ten. Espn CLIN Yates hanging out with us. Today Lindsey Theory GonNa join us in just a moment tune into the ESPN daily podcast with our friend Munich. Times bringing you a deep dive into a single-story from one of ESPN's hundreds of reporters presented by Adt download subscribing review the ESPN daily with me available. Wherever you enjoy your podcast and this segment brought to you by our friends at Lincoln build a winning team today go to lengthen dot com slash sports. Lindsey theory giving us the straight talk brought to you by straight talk wireless everything for less only at Walmart time for Logo Gate Lindsey theory. What do you got for us? Oh my gosh. This is just been all consuming since it came out. I believe it was Sunday afternoon. I'll tell you I was not prepared for that hat. To leak on the Internet and it has been downhill since then. Okay so I need to know details on this because I'm a big time uniform person. Where did this league come from? Is this a real actual hat or somebody slap a logo on some side? Lid and caused big controversy. What's going on there from a sourcing standpoint? Okay so this is a real actual hat This is a real rams logo now as far as Is this their new main logo? Is this a new? Alternate logo is a specialty cap for the NFL draft which I tended to fall towards that category specialty cap or the NFL draft But as far as the actual logo itself I have not been able to confirm whether this is the absolute Goto logo an alternate logo or only specialty logo. This has been a project. Rams been working on for several years. And it's kind of their baby where They aren't really tipping their caps pun intended. Either way as far as Exactly kind of where this falls in in the line of their entire roll out of new uniforms colors branding so I saw the Kevin. Demo tweeted escalated Quickly from Anchorman. What of the Ram said on the record on the record no comment they have not commented on any of the design logos that have surfaced since kind of the whole uniform situation started several years ago. And they are not coming to you on this one. Either Kinda funny because at the end of the day. Many of the logo that have popped up. I'm over the last. Several months obviously are entirely realistic This is the kind of the most real league that we have seen to date. This is very disappointing. No comment this is. The Most. Buzz team has gotten for anything good in a long time and like all of a sudden. There's nothing to say if you've been working on it for years. I don't understand how you don't embrace this like I mean. Look as much as I might think that it is not exactly ugly. Just doesn't exactly represent what I think. I guess rams football should look like at least you can take something from this. No and replying is half the battle towards Cuba. People talking about your team when everybody else talking about bad things in the NFL. I don't get it. I thought there would be on there. And perhaps a leak of what is to come in just to kind of say. Okay Okay we hear you. You're very distraught over this logo that leaks. But here's maybe something to get you excited about what's to come. Um we obviously haven't seen that Now I would expect that the rams are going to perhaps rollout something Obviously before the draft. But Yeah I. I thought there'd be a little bit more of a responsive. Here's something to get excited about. But who knows in the age of twitter people might just take that and get angry about that too. What a crazy story anyway. What are they GONNA do it? The draft like I don't even how many picks do they even have speaking of the draft? Right football? There's about free agency the franchise tag or WHO's on the roster. All anybody cares about right now. Is this hat and the jerseys but as far as the dress code they obviously don't have a first round pick after trading that in next year's first round pick Jaguars to get Jalen Ramsey So right now. Kind of the Eiser on free agency and what they're going to do there obviously trying to bring back. Andrew Whitworth at left tackle. The question is whether or not they're going to be able to bring back either. Dante Fowler or Cory Littleton on defense. So there's a lot of moving hearts On this roster as far as starting line that goes right now but You know all anyone cares about the hat though the hat and of course the stadium. Is Everything still on track? Is Everything going well? Nothing TO REPORT. Their news is good news where we went. So far yeah. I'm told that that stadium will be ready to go for that Taylor Swift concert in July. I know I've flown on going. And who isn't going right? That's GonNa be the event but you fly over that stadium and it still looks like it's got a ways to go but all the update. I've been told that it's still on track and those final pieces will come to vet- together really quickly so I tend tend to trust their word on that right now as far as that stadium goes Lindsey theory covers the rams for us at ESPN joining us year. So they have a todd Gurley problem. We know this I know that there's been rumors that they had. Maybe put him on the block. Either I just don't see any team really interested in trading for todd. Gurley like it. You're you're not reporting. I WanNa say this on the front end unless you want to. But what is your best? Guess on how this Todd. Gurley thing ends up. Yeah my best guesses that he's going to be on the roster earn twenty twenty. I am at the end of the day. He just isn't really a guy you can trade. Who's going to take on that contract and all of the uncertainty over his knee. I mean the rams might say it was kind of more game planning and not being able to get the ball at the end of the day. They didn't get the ball nearly as much as they have in the past he didn't show signs of being the same todd. Gurley has and there's no hurtling there's no leaping breaking through that bode level so if you're a team looking at this you really have to wonder you know. Can you train for this guy? What are you going to get out of them? And that's a lot of money to pay so I think in the day. The rams are really kind of going to be stuck with that contract and Really not able to even release them or do anything like that because the dead cap hit. They'll take it so we're going to steer farther away from football because his march and this is just what I do. There's a new get back coach in Los Angeles. Justin love it. He's new strength coach. Is there something I should know about him? Because that role is very important for the Rams I you know. I'm his learning more about him but I spoke with another strays coach in the NFC. Who doesn't know jumping personally but said he was definitely an upcoming name He was a coach Western Kentucky. Which AS WE KNOW IN LA? La's kind of a hot spot for Western Kentucky coaches if you look over at what's going on at USC. Recently I don't know if that's a good thing But he also did coach Todd Gurley when he was at Georgia. Oh Okay Lindsay on the way out here and there may not be an answer to this but obviously we've seen with the NBA Major League baseball the NHL in the MLS are doing In regards to the corona virus with the draft coming up soon you know and then camps breaking then shortly thereafter mini camps. And things like that. Has there been any word from the teams or the NFL about the way they may potentially handle all this stuff. I haven't heard anything on that right now. It's pretty quiet period For teams as far as hosting reporters any facilities and whatnot on as far as the NFL draft. Obviously it's going to be a very large gathering in Las Vegas But I would imagine as the date gets closer the. Nfl will send some sort of word on whether or not. I'm expect fan participation. In that event I would I would assume the NFL draft would still go on but whether or not they want fan. They're lining the Strip might be another question. There she is Lindsay theory. Does a phenomenal job covering the rancher? Espn thank you for stopping by Lindsey talking to you. All right thanks. I go yeah the NFL draft is going to be a fascinating situation. Yeah well I was. Actually I mean not to get too far into this but I was just talking with my boys on a group chat and I said every day. The one of these things gets canceled would happen at Johns Hopkins earlier. This season there three tournament. We had the Ivy League canceling today their tournament. Which of course the short set. But it's something I say every day. I wonder which sporting event is it gonNa be before we really think of this as panic for like well. We do have an update on a major sporting event from a major entity will get that to you coming up on the other side. Plus we'll get into the just kinda the precautions that some of these leagues are taking stick around Clinton. Yates hanging out. Sodano seven ten ESPN.

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FTP Ep. # 137: MLB Playoffs Recap and TNF Week 7 Preview

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FTP Ep. # 137: MLB Playoffs Recap and TNF Week 7 Preview

"Don't miss out on your chance to listen to four times Super Bowl champ Charlie weis on the only podcast solely devoted to everyone's favourite position. Football, the quarterback, listen for free. Now by subscribing wherever you get podcasts or by going to celebrity QB dot com. Welcome to the fantasy Throwdown podcast. Bringing you the latest in sports news, fantasy analysis and opinions. Don't forget the hot takes. Can't have Hort show with, oh, hot, takes days. What about hotcakes though? Hotcakes. Now, here's your house ready to jump into the thick of things. Dwayne calendar. Hello, the show folks going to talk about the baseball playoffs going on. It's no one else on major media outlets are talking about and it seems everyone's focused on the NBA even though the season just started to, I'm not your went else. You could be talking about unless you wanna harp on whether or not Ellie fans are gonna boo, LeBron or not. It's gonna be a long season folk. So yes, there will probably be times the Lakers aren't playing well LeBron gets booed. That's it for MBA coverage today. Anyway, get into the baseball playoffs. You saw the Boston Red Sox. Take a commanding three one seriously over the Astros big play. The game actually happened to bomb. I sitting. Jose out. They ads the hits, two run Homer that gets called back in over, turned into an out with a ruling for Phanord Fearance by Joe west. Here's the problem with that in the play offs. MLB has the outfield on Pires only situated, twenty feet behind first base. So realistically, their calls are only supposed to be for determining if a ball of fair foul. He Joe is nowhere near the play. So honestly, he makes a call for it being out when he's not in position to make the play. Now, the actual camera angles are so obscured because of course the the call that would have the play that one of actually had the definitive view. The security guard is leaning over the rail blocking the view. So Mookie Betts jumps up in the air makes a spectacular play on the ball. I think he probably would have caught it anyway, but. If like if he didn't contact with any fence, but Mookie Betts is so far up in the air and into the stands because I look at what they say that invisible line. They're supposed to be understanding that there is home field advantage. So unless fan reaching out over into the field of play directly over into the field of play, you can't call fan in a fear. It's on a play. The doesn't make any sense because at the end of the day, the fans have a right. They pay the money to go to the game. They have a right to go out and actually catch a ball if they choose. So I don't buy the explanation that the fans interfered with MU bets. Mega play Mookie Betts is the one jumping into the stands. He made a hell of a play on the ball. So yeah, I get one Mookie Betts would want that call overturned to now. Joe west, meanwhile is just seeing that, you know, Mookie Betts touches a fan, so he rules that it's interference. Joe west has no position on the field to make that determination. He wasn't even sure he made the call after the game. He's like, yeah, sure. Is in fears which was a lot of BS because it took them a good fifteen seconds to actually make that call termination saying that it was Fanta fares, no way he knew that was the fan of to be sure. And then the replay official instead of, you know, using logic, you come tenses may call one way or another confirmed a call or overturn it. They just said the call stood Manley because they're like, well, it wasn't definitive enough to us let it play on it. So ridiculous. Joe west is not in the best position. The replay official has the best view. So either confirmed to call overturning you can't let the call stand because the guy who made the call was not in a position. Acid make the proper determination way that he was guessing, and it was a guest that yet you can make a case for, but it doesn't change the scenario of whatever not guests or not. He guest, if. Will fan of. So moving on, why did Houston lose this game? Realistically, came down through sequence where Houston missed out on a couple of place. And realistically there'd be wasn't as good as Boston's. You had a couple of plays where Houston did not excuse on Vidgis out of the bullpen loaded up the basis. And you know, Marlin Gonzalez is going to be kicking himself because in the seventh inning bosseaux able to pad their lead to make it seven, five. And it shouldn't have happened because Marlin Gonzalez could have gotten out at inning to keep it at six, five. If he verts a double play, it said he got into a little awkward like site site step trying to like converted himself and then throw on the run. It's just flipping it because he didn't flip it and flipping out too. In and let to throw the first they missed out on double play and because his foot missed bag. And now with the neighborhood rule, no longer in effect, you directly have to touch the bag in or for an empire to give it out at second base. It costs you to run. And you know, realistically that the Red Sox have much stronger position to add on because a JD Martinez made pay, but you know the game saving play came down in the bomb tonight. You know, Kimbrell was struggling mightily. Bases-loaded. Yeah, bregman at the plate. It's eight, six Boston. He hits a bullet down the left field life, Andrew Benintendi who was the star of the game, in my opinion, just make him play after play dives and makes a shoestring catch. If that ball drops. It goes to the wall clears basis, Houston wins on walk-off. That's how close this game was to end up being tied to to, you know, bregman you know, you can't hit much better than that. Then then he just made a better plan ball and death really words coming down to like Houston's missing out on little details that Boston is taking advantage of and they've been, they've been awarded for it because of that performance. I think at this stage like three one Boston is in the camper tea, but I wouldn't arrest to comfortably because gave five just thrown out David price and. And hope on a wing and prayer. He gets his act together. It gives them south start, I think, Houston, Winston it with ver- Lander. And then you go back to Boston for game six and seven. I don't think it's a lock for the Red Sox by any stretch because Houston's been hitting Boston. Well, it's just that Boston's hitting has been keeping up and Boston's thief. It's has been better than the Astros you see to make clearly laboring. So it's it's harder for the Astros to force the foresee issue with the Red Sox with their speed compared to passers and also bosses lineup hitting at the bottom. The Yoder, Jackie Bradley Jr. and that nine hole hitting as well as he has with nine RBI's with at the balmy, oh order, especially the two out RBI's have been back breakers against a Houston. You know, the Astros have got to figure out whatever scouting report they're doing. I check it out. Because Jackie Bradley Jr. has just been executing on the pitches that he normally struggles again. So sometimes the guy gets up, but you gotta just then he Houston doesn't have a whole lot of turn around because the games come right back on tonight with game five. So we'll see how it goes from there. Meanwhile, in the NFC s you got the dodgers taking a three to two seriously to get a walkie and Milwaukee screw themselves to be perfectly honest here in LA because I felt walkie had a very good gentleman and game four and gave it away game for you had your at the plate Machado at second base, and you could have easily walked Bellinger and the next batter to get to the pitcher and the bomb, thirteenth inning, all the banners were exhausted. So there are no pinch hitters coming off the plate, and you're gonna just pitched against the pitcher. That's the whole point of using National League rules that you can pitch around certain situations and get to the pitcher walkie chose not to do that for reasons than no one understands. I still haven't heard an explanation that makes it look of sense. Walkie got in their own heads and it was late in the game, and they just had a brain cramp in my opinion. I think also mistake. And it just didn't wanna own up to the fact that they should've actually walked to get to the pitcher. So the end up giving up the base at the balance rebounder take the momentum back with that game for win in game five yesterday, Clayton Kershaw actually showed up. You know, I was shocked that was expecting Kershaw do what the bed it a clutch position, but he actually pitched well, this was a game where clinker Shaw did what in the the due on the flipside. Walkie again, got caught up in a game of. Gotcha. And just for whatever reason they decided to use this up -tuni- to try to catch the dodgers guard. So they started away violent who's a left-hander against the dodgers dodgers went right, had heavy lineup. And then after the first banner, they pull Miley and put in a Brennan Woodrow who's a right. Hinder into answer pitched game. So this was the strategy, the whole way through. My only thing is playing a lefty to bring in a righty against Ryan lineup, doesn't really do a whole lot. It would've made far more sense if you were trying to gain a strategic advantage to surprise them was to start Woodruff and make him thing. It's bullpen game, and then bringing Miley as the left-hander so that you have more or less Sanders in the lineup and nag is you more strategic advantage the dodgers against right handers like with the righties they're pretty decent. The left. These are the ones that struggle gets left-handers. That was the play. If you're going to do the surprise move, it should have been the other way around that. Do a lefty, too. Righty instead just to run into lefty and then you catch them off guard. I, you know, it is what it is. They got the guy they wanted to start the play the game, but you know it. I thought it was a bit of a waste. So now mile is going to go pitch and game six. But the dodgers notice there's no element of surprise that they're going to have. They're going to have the same right hand the lineup again. So I think the brewers just gotta over thought this one a little bit to q. and probably gonna end up costing them the series because I think three to, I'm not sold on the brewers. Actually being able to even know they'll be at home. I'm not sold on them being able to win tuna row when they don't necessarily have the horses in the pitching staff to win a game, seven. I do all hands on deck to win game six, but they've been using that bullpen so much in this series that I'm not your how much gases left them tank to pull this series out. I thought I need to kind of win this series at six and for you know, for them to win it. Now it's going to seven, and I'm not sure they got enough gas in the tank to do that. So that's where I'm at with the mobile play offs tonight for. NFL we've got the the Broncos facing off against the cardinals. There's a terrible match up to be perfectly honest. The only question here is, will the Denver Broncos be able to stop another two hundred yard rusher against David Johnson's very good running back the kernels off at the line. It's terrible though. The Broncos have no rush defense now. So this is going to be an interesting dynamic of a team that can't really block anyone versus a line. They can't stop anyone. So the oddsmakers have ready, put David Johnson's total yardage for tonight at seventy and a half yards. Now, mind you the Broncos in the past two weeks up two hundred plus yards to Isaiah Crowell and Todd Gurley Girling you can understand crow well is barely replacement level running back in the leak. And the jets offense of line is not very good. I think this is a gift of a of a line here, even though David Johnson has not had the best of seasons because of the lousy offense of lining, Scott. I think this is a premier matchup for him to get ninety two hundred yards easy. I think this is a gift. I gotta take that profit for over seventy yards. Rushing. I think he probably breaks hundred tonight as well, but I seventy is being way too conservative. Even if done ver- stat, stacks box against Johnson. I think he gets still brick one big run and and have a nice forty yard carry. And that would easily solve the the actual yardage prop, hey, Throwdown nation. Are you at the bottom of your fantasy league? Wondering what is going on your quarterback? Well, I think I've got a new show that may just fit the Bill for you. The show's called celebrity ki-be featuring four times bowl, champion, coach, Charlie. Choice. 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Tell them how much burn them he, his explanation is that the league has gotten soft and that he should be able to talk to player and he's been doing in his entire career. So not only did he cost his team a touchdown last week because of the taunting penalty, and fact that he was actually shorter to go. So it didn't score touchdown. So not only that's touchdown. He moved them back fifteen yards and settle for field goal hit Zack's planations was the league's gotten salted. He's been taunting guys for years. So now he's just made himself a target so manual Sanders. If it wasn't for the of falcons coach, Dan Quinn to send out his field goal kicker Matt Bryant for fifty seven yard field goal when he didn't actually need to and can just converted. Fourth to one like menu would have been the Dingle Barad week. I'll give it to Dan Quinn because he actually got his field goal kicker injured, even map, Brian made the kick because he had. Put an extra on the kick to make it for fifty seven yards MAG. Bryant now has a strained. Groin is now doubtful for the giants game and go and four because Matt Bryant is over thirty eight years old. That's not good a good injury for kicker that age. He could be silent for multiple weeks and the falcons were ready to and four. So that's what makes dank win the Dingle bear the week. The manual centers was right there with him with that taunting belly and then the post game explanation as to why he thought the taunting penalty was unwarranted because he's taunted every every game he's been playing against for the past ten years. Yeah, that's a real smart indication to make yourself target going forward. So you know, just idiot. But yeah, that's my thoughts on the game tonight. I think it'll be a terrible game. You're going to be watching mailing for fantasy purposes. So David Johnson owners take no play him with confidence. Emmanuel Sanders take. No, he should be playing better because he causes team up potential win last week. So he should be on alert to after perform better. And the mayor silence should have good game as well. Not so sure about felt Boondi Royce Freeman, if Denver's go run, run packages, Arizona Arizona's has still been pretty decent against the run. I think this is going to be more of a passing game and we'll see if case keenum can actually deliver the goods because case keenum is inches away from getting benched and favor of Chad Kelly, my opinion, if he has another bad first half chant, Kelly is probably gonna go into the game tonight. So beyond the lookout for that as well. But that's going to do for the show today. But we'll see how the baseball game between the Red Sox and Astros I think Astros take that one to make it three to extend the series out will go with. I'll go with Verizon. Tonight, just because the home team as slight favorite. 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FTP Ep. # 132: The Return of Conor McGregor and much more

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FTP Ep. # 132: The Return of Conor McGregor and much more

"Don't miss out on your chance to listen to four times Super Bowl champ Charlie weis on the only podcast solely devoted to everyone's favourite position. Football, the quarterback, listen for free. Now by subscribing wherever you get podcasts or by going to celebrity QB dot com. Welcome to the fantasy Throwdown podcast. Bringing you the latest in sports news, fantasy analysis and opinions. Don't forget the hot takes. Can't have Hort show with, oh, hot takes days. What about hot case hotcakes now, here's your house, ready to jump into the thick of things. Dwayne calendar. Hello and welcome. Third on Asian to another edition of the fantasy Throwdown podcast. I'm your host wing counter and gets things I gotta have been the visual round match of have got along. I do have to MIT, Clayton Kershaw at least showed up to the playoffs for once I gotta give the man credit last night Kershaw dominated the Braves lineup, and I'll be the Braves lineup that still has not been able to find offense in Los Angeles as of yet because they've been blanked out two games in a row. But nonetheless Clinton Kercheval got the job done. Eight innings pitched three strikeouts. No Rudd's I gotta give Kershaw credit. You know, I was dogging him the entire time saying that, you know the reason why this series against the braids can get extended and they could possibly lose. The series was the fact that everyone was pencilling win in for with. There were no track record to substantiate it. So I gotta mitt where I'm wrong, and I was wrong about Kershaw Kershaw, get the job done. We're going to see if later tonight if David price can make it to for the Red Sox over the ankles. The Red Sox held on to win last night five, four. The game kinda went down in a way. I, you know, I thought was possibility. I blame I blame j. hap and the Yankees brands because you know, as soon as you knew Jay half was starting game one, you knew the Red Sox were putting Steve Pearson that lineup. Now I cannot for the life of me understand how when discussing the pitching matchups where ever St. Pierce was going to be lined up that pitching around Steve Pearce could ever. And I mean ever be discussed as an option would JD Martinez is on deck the potential AL MVP JD Martinez, the ale. Leader for RBI's. I mean, it goes on and on, but regardless there is no scenario where pitching around Steve peers to get to JD Martinez should ever. And I mean, ever being option that was inexcusable. So when you when you put two men on base ahead of JD Martinez and you'd think you can actually pitch to JD Martinez yet. Guess what? That's a recipe for disaster in JD Martinez to his credit, made the judgment on Jay hap and got to a low fastball inside and just yanked over the monster. That's what envy peop- type players do. That's why the Red Sox paid the money for JD Martinez. Honestly, there are other teams like the Anki that could have paid for Martinez. I talked about this when I did my player rankings. Jake. Martinez was a top ten player fantasy this year. The only question was if he could stay healthy for full season and guess what? This was the year, he stayed healthy and that's why he's an MVP candidate. But you know be that as a maniac, chipped away just didn't get enough time left the Yankees Tana guys on base part of this. I blame on the key style and approach. I mean they like the swing for bombs. They don't like butting guys over the don't do a lot of situational hitting. I mean, let the tunnel runners on base. I believe the number was one for seven with runners in scoring position last night. But you know, you had a big strikeouts of glade touris- and Stanton. I mean, you name it like their guys in that Yankees lineup that left guys on base. But you know, again, nothing surprising that happened last night with that game. You know, it is what it is in terms of the keys. What I said was potentially to be costly factor, came up a rare to tug. We had was a bunk lay down by Andrew Benintendi. You know, you gotta tag green given up on it. You gotta look void giving up on it. And meanwhile, tours, Brinton first-base technically to have gotten Benintendi efforts base. No one covers no-one doors doors. Benintendi gets the first and ends up scoring on a plane and ends up being the game winning run. But you know, like I said, it is what it is. You know, this Yankees team will never be known for its defense. This team's gotta be able to slug its way out of trouble. So last night they can do it. We'll see if they can get it done tonight. In terms of the actual game itself, the line actually has New York favored even though they're on the road there minus twenty five favorite bosses even money over under nine runs. Again, this is because no one believes David price pitching, you know, I think that over under number and easily be met, I don't agree with necessarily Boston being an underdog here at home. So to me, this kind of a walkaway line where. You know, I don't like even money on a home team, and you know, again, the Yankees are on the road the even though Boston used up quite bed or bullpen. Last night. I'm not necessarily Benny favorite when they're on the route that just not just not the smartest move. You can make. Also on tap. Get Cleveland and Houston with game too. In terms of this match up, you know, I just like the Red Sox. Yankees series tied up on one going into game three game tonight. We got Carl's harassed. Go in Garrett. Cole, very, even pitching matchup Houston's minus thirty five favorite over Cleveland. Glitz plus one fifteen over under seven, half I I'm shocked at the over understand hi, I'll be honest. I really think this game's going to be nailbiter where it's maybe like a three, two victory or maybe four three. But I can't see this game. Having eight runs being scored. I think that line is way too high. So I would my bet would be the take the under. And I, like I said, I had ple- splitting the series here in and taking back to Cleveland tied one one. So. I'm gonna stick with Cleveland. That's the bet here. Crass goes good enough to make this interesting contest to your. So I'm gonna go Cleveland, whereas you got to not get a price out. They eat a pitcher, makes it through the fifth inning. But you know that over is the track player. If we're, we're going to bet on the game. Meanwhile, you got a couple of other games coming up tomorrow between the brewers and Rockies Colorado's down, oh, to a, in course field. They just have not been able to produce any offense whatsoever in Milwaukee. So they're down, oh, to their turn into Marquez. Jer Marquez who is essentially the ace of the staff in the second half of the season more walkies just basically giving up this game, they're thrown out Wade Miley out there. So Colorado's fifty favorite to be honest that line these a lot higher. There's no way ever betting money on Wade Miley I would. I see this game any series ending on the sweep from Wade Miley. So I'm taking Rockies might as one fifty. I don't know the over unders nine and a half. I'd have to look at the numbers a little bit further before I make the decision there. But I like to think that the over under maybe. A little bit too high because of Marquez is second half where he really was under under three era pitcher, so that over under maybe Bittu high for my blood given how Marcus as pitched and in the nightcap Sunday night, you've got the dodgers go to Atlanta. You know the dodgers just been rolling. They're heavy favorites against Atlanta. I gotta think Lanta rebounds here, but you know, again, Atlanta has to be able to score some offense. The fact that they have been able to score is the most troubling part of the game. So Atlanta's going to be going to show nukem as starter the dodgers gonna roll out, welcome bueller. You know, again, folks are looking at this and saying that. You know, the rays are one of the weakest teams in the playoffs. I get why the the money's on the dodgers, but I have to at least say Atlanta stays off limitation here at home. You know, take the plus one fifty five. We'll see how it goes there. So that's what I've got for baseball analysis in Premier League action today, we got Manchester United coming up and other early actually going on the story as dominating. The headlines in the Premier League is Josie. Marino looks to be on his way out of Manchester United. He had a terrible sounding press conference the other day where he couldn't even be bothered to answer most of the questions being asked by the media. You know, I look at this as a case where the three year curse were Marino's rearing its ugly head. Again. Because if you look back on marine track record it, it comes in spades. In that third year, his attitude is what rub so many people the wrong way that eventually he ends up having to leave the club all together unless he gets fired directly. If you go back to his first run at Chelsea. This is like twelve years ago, but like the first run at Chelsea. You had Josie in year three after dominating everything winning the Premier League for the second time and leak up. You know, you know, the Chelsea should have been on its way to destroying everyone a champion sleek. And what happened in the third year, basically Marino butted heads with the owner of Chelsea Roman Abramovich. And for those of you who watch billions the jump alka vici character is very much based on Roman Abramovich, but that's another story tirelessly. But in terms of Chelsea, you know, marina left the first go round because he didn't like the fact that he was being forced to sign players such as Andrea chanko. And you know, after. They failed to win the Premier League title and Champions League, you know, Marino Brown vich that relationship deteriorates point where he just bolted. You know, right after the season the following year. So yes, he made it two year four, but he was out the door basically. You know, you fast forward couple years to ram drid. I mean, the Dr Pierre. I mean, people say successful. Renew at Inter Milan, but like my issue vinter is you know what we now know is that the entire talion league was corrupt, so I can't really take the inter years at face value anymore. It's to me, it's one of those where you know, I kind of have to throw those out the window. So you fast forward to two thousand twelve when he joins. When he joins ram drid. He I mean two thousand eleven. He went on Lita two thousand twelve. You know he, he dominates. You realistically he's dominating Barscelona Barca had never. And I mean just like the walloped because ram Madrid, like Hanover hundred points in his second year. And you know, they wanted to help del Rey. Realistically marina was at the top of the world in Lalita in what many people consider to be the best league in the world. I know they're, they're folks who yell about the Premier League and I'm not gonna have that debate today. You know folks getting yell about that another time, but you know. For merely the fact that matters. Moreno has done it at both places. The problem is is that because of Marino's prick ish personality, he rubs people the wrong way constantly constantly headbutts with other guys. So the issue at. Ram Madrid was they didn't like how he treated. They didn't like how he treated eager Casillas and Sergio. Romo's didn't get along with them and then guess what? He didn't get along with the Spanish media. And so you know what set it up was like issues where if he had injuries like. So the famous line was when Gonzalo Egwu ain't got injured and he had a play cream Benza. He hated Benza and like the line he used which was classic Marinho. The line was if I can't hunt with dog, I will hunt with a cat. And you know, it's just it's just the way Marino is like if he doesn't like you, he will throw you under the bus so fast. Your head will spin. So you know, at the end of the day. When happened in the year three with Rambo drid. He ends up like run foul of Cristiano Renaldo. He loses it lollygag to Barscelona. Barcelona wins the league by fifteen points. He doesn't win any Cup titles. He, he basically describes the year as his worst as the worst of his career and leaves the club. Which again is not the worst season of his career that will come later on to they return to Chelsea. So he returns the Chelsea twenty fourteen wins the Premier League twenty fifteen was essentially a case where you know. This is the most ridiculous Premier League story ever because he essentially. What happened in year three of the Premier League. He essentially blamed the injury on Eddin hazard on the team. Doctor even occur narrow for because he, he, he, she, he alleged that she mistreated both hazard. And among other players Hughes also criticized her treatment of check fabric grass and also lewd into the fact that there was a rumor that she was having an affair fabric like literally there were if this was like the metoo generation like back, like even those couple of years ago, he probably would have been booted out of the Premier League outright from there on. But you know, he, he got away with making those comments. But at that point he literally was fired from Chelsea and I, I mean, it was incomprehensible that he could have been fired. In year three after being the defending champion. Chelsea was in sixteen place in the Premier League when he was fired, there were eliminated in the last sixteen of Champions League, they're eliminated in the FA Cup. They were eliminated in League Cup. Well, before you got to semifinal sage, it was such of the buckle that last year Chelsea that there were so many stories coming out of him ranting and raving on the training pitch that almost seemed as if you screaming at the clouds just to get himself fired. But again, this was coming right down to the fact that you know, again, Marino year three, everyone was curious to see how this Manchester United team would respond and thus far Manchester United coming into this game today against Newcastle. Sits eleventh in the Premier League table. They have been bounced from the League Cup by Derby County. The game I was talking about last week that was supposed to be the rebound game against West Ham. They manage to lose to a West Ham squad. That will be bottom and other table and finding finding to get out of the relegation battle by February. If they don't escape the relegation table completely West Ham feud, but it may still be a battle come February. So you've got this contrast where again, he's not getting along with Paul pub. He's not getting along with the board. He's criticized Woodward six ways to Sunday about how he doesn't get the funds that other teams get. When. In fact, Manchester United has spent roughly five hundred million dollars on players in the last three years alone. You know with Marino. He he's funded multiple teams in the Premier League in another leaks. So again, it's comical that he's saying that he doesn't have the funds to actually rebuild the club. He's used funds. He's used them poorly, but and Woodward also part of the problem so much so that there is talk of Marino being sacked regardless of the result of this new castle game that's coming up in few minutes regardless if he wins or not. But there's no replacement in mind. It's incomprehensible that upper merely club as big as Manchester United can go down this path without actually having in succession planet place. It is completely completely out of live and it's erase sponsoring. So if you're Manchester United fan, there's no way you can be happy regardless of what the result is today because you basically. Herited a circus because that is what Josie marina wis. He's a rockstar, who has such poor people skills that he invites store clouds around him so that when the the store win the major five hundred year storm comes. And it happens every three years and everyone's waiting to see the calamity that's going to ensue. This is the problem with hiring someone like Josie, Marino because he plays into media and the media can't wait to see him fail. There are so many folks who are supporters of other clubs that can't wait to see him fail because of how poorly he treats other people. You know, if you're Manchester United fan, you are in the middle of circus. You're not going to be competing for titles this year. You're not going to be competing for titles while because you're going to be going through yet. Another manager in less than ten years since Alex Ferguson has retire. You know, it's just not. I, I, I'm saying ten years. Realistically, rally is only been gone five years, but it feels like ten given the amount of change that's going on with Manchester United. But at the end of the day. United has to figure out an exit strategy from Josie. Marino. There's no getting around at this point. It's going to end in a messy divorce. The only question is, can Manchester United, get out ahead of this before it's too late. So that's all I've got regarding the Premier League. I'm gonna get into some of the college football matchup said that are on sleet today because the Red River rivalry between Oklahoma and Texas is just underway. You know, in this matchup Texas is the NFL care at seven and a half point underdog tomor and usually plays well, I mean coaches, well, in these matches where he's too steep underdog. I mean, he did it at Houston. The he's done or stops. Texas has a good chance here. You know, even if they don't beat Oklahoma, you know, Lincoln Lincoln Riley, you know, as president, he's been in his head coach career there. There are still spots were Oklahoma's vulnerable. I think the match where Oklahoma can get tripped up actually because you know people are any pencilling in Oklahoma. And quarterback column Murray for the cows about playoff. I think Oklahoma's vulnerable here. I think they'll still win the match up. I'm not entirely sold on them covering. So I think Texas is the play here at plus them math. Although I think as outright when I think Oklahoma sweeps by with a field goal victory, but I definitely think there's to be close matchup and you know, Sam, Ellen jer. This is going to be a big, prove it match up for him. You know, he's got an opportunity here to make stamp on a national stage in Texas fans as rocky is the season started. They being Oklahoma today, oh, they're going to be beating the drums that they should be the ones that have the insight Cheriton accountable playoff because they lost early and before they were fully ready to it, getting engaged in the season. I think that's a lot of BS, but you know, it is what it is. So you have that robbery. Matchup yell. So have Miami going up against a lousy Florida state team, you know, Miami hasn't beat Florida state two types of roast. It's two dozen for this, their best chance to do it four to say it's not good. Miami's twelve and a half point favorites. I don't like taking the full twelve and a half point just because my quarterback situation is still. Very murky to me. I don't trust you to quarterback. Between Rosiere and or Perry, like near one of these quarterbacks are even replacing level QB's. My painting either issue is that the France wa has also bring it to be a barely. I even say, average Kiwi. I think France was also blow average. So you got to. With lozeg quarterbacks, Miami's got better defense better run game. I have to say that Miami should witness game. I'm just not so that it's going to be the blow out. Everyone thinks it's going to be. That's that's my fear for this hurricane state. I'm not entirely sold on them being able to get the job done by blown out Florida state. I think they win it, but I think it ends up being closer than people would probably care to admit. So that's the way I look at it. You got Clemson, Trevor Lawrence's Beckham the center. I really thought that Kelly Bryant would have been convinced to come back team. You know, after the injury, scared Lawrence, but you know, it is what it is. They're moving on out Kelly Bryant, the going up against Wake Forest team that should have a chance because of Lawrence shaky in any way. Way clubs should be in trouble, but you know. Again, I look at glimpse in if they can just get a semblance of passing game going there right there without Bama as the number two team in country. My -pinion it's just a matter of what they can actually leverage in the past agape. Then the other big match of today would be Florida hosting LSU. So LSU's come into the swamp. They're top five team. I have my reservations about this one because I've been, I've been, I've been dogging LSU the entire year and coach has proved me wrong the entire time. You know, I feel as though if I pick LSU today, I'm gonna get burned in Flora's going to win the game. The problem with Florida is that even though there were two and a half point underdog, they have no offense. So I. Genitally do that trust, Florida and all. So I'm still going to take Florida because I'm going to be consistent, and I've been picking against LSU. They've been bird meaning tear year picking Florida, Florida, the win. Just just because I, it's just one of those things. It's like Florida's got the defense do it. This going to be an ugly game. I don't expect anyone to score. You know, I think reasonable scored this game. It's twenty four, twenty one. We'll we'll see how an up, but you know, I wouldn't expect a whole lot off at escape a Petit that way. So out Senate at the other gave that you get, you might. Be interested in watching late night would be Notre Dame against Virginia Tech. Dame five, Virginia Tech, three and one. This is the last real obstacle for Notre Dame in my opinion to get to the college football playoff yet they got Michigan, but this Virginia Tech team, it's better to Michigan. So I look at that is like if they'll Dave to get this win, they're going to the council playoff barring upset because again, this is probably the best team left that's remaining on their schedule. Hey, Throwdown nation. Are you at the bottom of your Finnish league? Wondering what is going on your quarterback? Well, I think I've got a new show that may just fit the Bill for you. The show's called celebrity ki-be featuring four times bowl, champion, coach, Charlie, weis. Unlike other football shows, you'll get the insight scoop on all things quarterbacks to get your burning questions answered such as as this year, Tom Brady finally looks as age. Can air Rogers absolute play full season on one healthy lake and can deck Prescott. Absolutely. 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I don't think it says nearly sl- nearly slanted as enemy experts expected to be. You know, folks are picking this could be can only lose this on a fluke shot by Connor. And I think people disrespect Connors, chin, I really do because at the end of the day. Conor is able, even though his gas take is not nearly what you would want it to be cut. Her has ways of sticking in fights that you wouldn't necessarily expected to be in. You know. Is a case where Connor makes lights. Interesting. He makes guys get out of their element any makes it a street, finest Sedgley you know to be could easily win this fight taking that McGregor. But I will say this, I be shocked McGregor was that on top of his game, making sure that he makes this as uncomfortable for as possible by changing angles and using his distance. Because awkward days about Cada it's just fighting stances. It's a, it's not the easiest thing to pick up to figure out when you're going to take him down. So usually it ends up being case where he, you have to kinda time correctly. And you know, there's not. It's not an easy opponent to practice for so it could be, I think it's going to take. A little while for him to get comfortable in lining up where he's take out. Connor. I don't think you'll be able to take off the jump. And the issue is, is that you know, while could be usually. With five take down to the fifteen minute fight. You know, I don't. I don't necessarily think could be was going to be able to get his hands on a Connor immediately off the job. And I think Conor is going to be able to tee off on beef standing up. I don't think could be stand up game is merely good enough to avoid getting popped a couple of times by Connor, and Connor has punching power as we see Jose Aldo to put you the sleep immediately. So again, this is why I look at it as a fight where it cover wins. I wouldn't be shocked collar, smokes him in under three minutes, and he catches with a big shot. And of course the Connor fans say, see Connor. You know, you know he's off two years could be was nothing to Qatar. I don't believe that I think could be is debased threat the Qatar. I just look at congress fighting style as a case where his fighting out. It's a very big threat to could be as well. I think it's mutual experience I think can be can win. This fight goes beyond two and a half routes. I think fight ED's out this fight even comes closer decision. I think ED's by the four fraut either by Khabib grinding Connor to a bloody pulp and finishing him or Qatar gets it up to put could be sleep in the first three routes. I just don't see go into a decision. So the odds this fight are could be that minus one sixty mcgregor's plus what fifty odds. This finishes inside this is minus three, twenty five. So you know where the Vegas money's going to, you know the public been on Khan. Honor. The sharps are going to get bit on their Maga Medo. They're also gonna be betting on the fight finishing inside of its side of the distance. Even though that's not the best way of making money at like minus three, twenty five. But you know, you know what you're getting. So I, like I said, I think that you know could be should win this fight. I just don't think it's the landslide everyone's predicting it to be. So you know, the poets or the throw their money on, Connor it is what it is. Could be. I think it's a better play here to to money on. I just wouldn't expect us to go to the judges if it goes to the judges. This could actually give very just because I could easily see Connor Swain judges that don't necessarily score fights. Technically it kind of go off of the motion toil. The fight. It could make digs interesting, but I very surprised if this even gets close this finishes at sign of around here. Moving onto the other Komen events at lightweight. You got Tony Ferguson, finding, Anthony Showtime, Pettus Ferguson is coming off of complete these surgery. So. Oku gotta blow a reconstructed the and you know. That knee injury is what screw this whole situation up because Ferguson was supposed to be and the winner that I presumably was gonna find counter down the road. Now. Ferguson is coming off this these or dri as a lot of ring rest autumn because he hasn't fought in the past year. 'cause he literally last fall in October. But you know a year off and he's fighting Showtime, Pettus who you know that for nothing has had a bit of a career resurgence because of his victory over Michael Kia. Now, Showtime has been on a losing streak before that victory and his record. Last eight fights is three and five of less Tony Ferguson is completely off his game in looking real rusty. I gotta take the Ferguson that by three sixty, you know, even if the odds don't make a whole lot of sets. I have to take Ferguson here over Pederson plus three hundred. Penance is way too consisted Ashley. Be worthy of consideration as another dog here I gotta take Ferguson draft cake sportswise at ninety three hundred. I will take Ferguson as well. I've got to bet you that for Khabib eighty four hundred counteracts eight hundred. Those are two definite lots if you're playing draftkings tonight. But yeah, I I will be played book beep and Connor. And for Ferguson. Yeah, you can play for ninety three hundred. You're gonna have to cheap around somebody pick pixel because he's going to smash tennis. Once he so rusty that Pettus gets off a couple of leg kicks and could slow down Tony and get him in into some trouble. But I just don't think that Anthony penance has enough to actually be Furger should even if Ferguson's not on his game tonight. Utter matchup at light heavyweight tonight you got the up and coming prospect Dominic Reyes at nine versus Ovid Saint Peru, and you know, you know, this is a case where Ovid same Peru, he's, he's, he's got. He's got the fluky Luke joke, but outside of that, oh, it's p is so inconsistent. I don't know what to make of his career to be perfectly honest, say Peru as an underdog at plus one eighty five raises of suit twenty five favourite technically step up and competition for ransom because he's finding top five guy. SP has constantly bid this gatekeeper. He never put it together and at age thirty five, you know, it's her. It's hard to actually imagine scenario where say, prove will ever be a UFC champion. Raise you know he's Dipa cover. He's got a bunch of early stoppage victories. I would look at radius as a potential playoff decay eighty nine hundred just because say Pru is vulnerable to strikes. But you know it's a case where I could play both guys, say seventy three hundred. Say proves plus eighty-five other dogs. I think that would be the play if I'm just betting this fate and I just throw a punt on Saint Pru. But you know, I don't necessarily think that Cyprus favorite is going to win this. Race should probably would this what, but you know, get you, you really have it seed. You haven't seen a case where. Raise has been able to find a guy of this Calvary at. There's always a chance that you know he gets jitters or he gets caught with something like the flu joke that Saint proves very good at using. But it's an interesting dynamic here. Moving on. We got Derek Lewis, the Black Beast versus Alexander Volkov Lewis seventy five hundred draft kings VO cough. Any seven hundred Lewis's of what fifty five hundred Volkov it's minus one seventy. Five. You know, Louis is a one trick potently brawler, no cardio lousy back. But he is eight and one in his last nine fights. You know the back injury has led to sub really awful. Awful looking fights. I mean the Francis had got to fight July was the most boring fight. I have ever seen in the UC in over twenty years of watching UFC fights actually dull. I've been watching fights any so technically crap. Twenty. Five years. Wow. I'm getting old. Anyway. Yeah, but yeah, it terms of fights. It was one of the worst fights I have ever seen. So for me, personally, I kid that record Dirk Lewis it any way, shape or form. If Derek Lewis has that band of back, you cannot rely on him as any type of gambling bet. I will take Volkoff here at my would seventy five, but the odds of this finishing inside of this thirty. There's a chance Volkoff just doesn't have to win the fate without trying to finish Lewis because he doesn't want to gauge a reckless brawl. So there's a chance that this goes to the distance. You know, I would say that Volkov should be able to win this fight. As a former belter champion, he has the capabilities of making a towel road. I don't think he's actually good to be day. Oh, Korea, Korea would finish folk off quite easily, but you know it. It's a, it's a case where. Volkhov kid, the kid alleys vacates for himself, go for it. So I would take Volchkov. I'm not betting any money on this fight. At Lemmon, strolling. We've got Michelle Waterson versus Harry. Yes, we're talking women's finding here folks. I don't care. There's money to be made here. Wars seventy nine hundred draft cakes herrings eighty three hundred water plus what Ted other dog Herod is minus one thirty Waterson is really side for women strongly. You know, basically with the shore weight size. You know what are since about Ted pounds undersides for the division she should be funding at what will five. She's finding well above for weight class to be. This is an easy bet on Herrick to would. I look at Herrick to grind the way to victory. Just take top -sition. She doesn't even have to finish Waterson because I don't think worse. It's powerful enough to get Harry offer if this goes to the ground. So to be this is one of the fights. You could make some decent money on. If you wanna take on Conor McGregor, I would say you bet the money on the. Eric. Earlier on in two twenty nine. And you know you, you catch. You bet cadre later if you want to do it that way. But yeah. Well, the easiest bets by picking is taken Harry over Waterson. I think that's a slam freight there. So you know not much else to say you gotta size mismatch overall. The definitely take advantage of it. So moving on, we're going to fly with Sergio Perez versus UCF for Biegel. Pettus the younger brother of Anthony Perez is eighty six hundred and forbid seventy six hundred penicillin minus what sixty favorite for big plus. What forty. You know, the flyweight division is wide open after the ship of Henry's hudo Beatty. And by beating I literally have the air quotations up because he did not beat the beat, your Johnson, the US just needed to get the belt off of mining mouse just to actually make it. Make. It's an interesting division again, mighty mouse. Did that lose that fight? But you know, again. The USC has their gatekeepers to answer to so mighty mouse had the go. That's my opinion. But you know, it's a straight up straight up. Situation there. But anyway, getting back to this fight. Sergio perez. This is a very even fight. Forbid has far more experience. He's got. You know, he's got a twenty six experience twenty for tennis Pettus is five one in this last six bytes. The only loss was added to pseudo. But you know, the issue with Sergio is much like his brother is a lot of flash with the striking that such technical ability and Sergio has even less finishing power than its broiler. So I look at for big as someone who could actually take a take penance doubt at be able to grind away on the ground, either getting a submission or just keeping penicillin place scoring a lot of points with the judges. I, I look at forget to take the upset here. So I would throw a couple of bucks of Biegel. Looks to be a good fight for him the way. So it terms of, again, the bits that I'll be looking look to buddy on. Again, I told you the public's going to be Qatar, but realistically, the bet should be on. It could be. I don't think. If neither -ly as lopsided as the experts do. But I do agree with the experts that could be is the play here at the bent against Qatar. Counter can always come off with a spectacular finish. But if you want to protect yourself against Qatar, you can always spent for this fight to Ed a well before the distance which I fully expect to, I think, could be what's the judges? Also, he's gonna win this fight. He's gotta finish cutter, its distance. And if cars go to win, realistically, he's going to have to finish be because they eventually could be is gonna put about his back and he's going to have Ted eight ratified up uphill Bala gas. So I think Conners gonna have to finish this distance. It's well so that that to me is that are play do on the fight it self. So I'll get into the NFL tomorrow with my. Fest picks as well as my guests spreads. So have a great day. Everyone enjoy. The games should be an entertaining day of action throughout with multiple sports as well as the UFC Yankees Red Sox tonight for the nightcap. It really is a pack, the dish in of sports. I wish I could cover everything in greater detail because this really is the best time of the year to enjoy sports in my opinion. But alas, there's only so much time in the day, but enjoy everything that you come across. Enjoy the weekend. I'll be round tomorrow again. So have again one and NFL actually coming up on Sunday. So enjoy. 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FTP Ep. # 139: Week 7 Sunday Night Football Preview and DFS Picks

Fantasy Throwdown Podcast

32:52 min | 2 years ago

FTP Ep. # 139: Week 7 Sunday Night Football Preview and DFS Picks

"Don't miss out on your chance to listen to four times Super Bowl champ Charlie weis on the only podcast solely devoted to everyone's favourite position. Football, the quarterback, listen for free. Now by subscribing wherever you get podcasts or by going to celebrity QB dot com. Welcome to the fantasy Throwdown podcast. Bringing you the latest in sports news, fantasy analysis and opinions. Don't forget the hot takes. Can't have sports show with, oh, hot takes days. What about hot case hotcakes now, here's your house, ready to jump into the thick of things. Dwayne calendar. All right, folks. Welcome to the show. We've got a lot of NFL action that just transpired. We just had a wild fish to the Cowboys Redskins game. I'm gonna bring him on a few minutes. Because he's hot. He's hot right now is so hot right now. They're like, I can't even let camp talk right now because he's so hot. But basically what we've got here is a case where you've, you've got the Redskins who you know are literally v. The rent. The Redskins are probably the second worst team in the NFC east. I mean, they're right there with the giants in terms of how bad they are. However, the Redskins and the Cowboys found themselves in the position to take over first place in the NFC east because of the fact that the eagles manage to lose to Carolina Panthers team that literally slept walked through the first three quarters of the game today because I watched that full game today at the Panthers literally could not be bothered to play that gave outright until the fourth quarter came around. That's how pitiful Carolina was through three quarters and eagles still found a way to lose that game. So this was. By the way we'll quit or the. Cal was decided Liu. So it definitely was in Carolina. So shoot. Shoot. So and to segue into this game, this was pretty much as lackluster of privatize game as you can get CBS actually paid money to transfer this game in to be there a national game of the week before. By the way, this. One, listen August in on. So the artsy bears off now. Boy. So I'll be literally this game featured multiple fumbles multiple cases of receivers, not running the proper route. I'll outfits coordinators that I honestly Jake Gruden and the fact that Jay grund adjacent gear are still employed and said coaches at the NFL. That's a comical. If because we've we've got a, we've got an an actual division here. We got three offense coordinators that aren't very good at their jobs because bet Germer is killing the two giants offense right now you got Garrett who just basically claps, runs a high school offense, potting. Potting Ed Ed, then you have Gruden with the Redskins who basically checked down the ball at every single instance. Honestly, the Redskins offense is basically check check, check it down, check it out some more. And then in in case all else fails. Check it out again or ticket sack. The Redskins do not throw the ball deep down the field, Alex Smith trying. Outside is so terrible. The money on this today. It was like the easiest, but all shutdowns. Then you start to her AP like, I don't know what else do what would. Well, this was. Well, this is the Calica part. Chris house was injured his game. So realistically. Mean you guys still gave up a touchdown, the Capri bands. On gonna be dispersed, indie. I'm gonna be off key gone yet south, so it's it's fine. All that watch the valid self up for vast majority of the game. They took a ten point lead off of a strip set full of debt Prescott on a two yard line, which again, I don't know what what the play called they are running. Because realistically, there was no chance for Dallas actually convert a first down on that Dr. It was. It was it was just a chance to hand the ball off z and just punt the ball away. One douses trying to do on make no sense whatsoever. Decade stripped Redskins were covered fumble in the end zone to go up ten. And at that point, the game was almost over except for the fact that Washington cannot actually convert first downs because all they do is check doubts. So in spite of all the all the things that the Cowboys did wrong, this game, the Cowboys still had a chance to come back and they made a comeback. Like Dallas actually opened up the playbook and got some underneath routes going to co Beasley, which is what they should have had gone tag game. But that's a whole 'nother matter. Thirty yards. Mike, the third corps, yes, kidding. Yes. Once again, the Dallas offense, the signing debt, not giving your best player. The football was the best course of action because Ezekiel Elliott again, do you want to guess how many touches e can't today? Because he. Thirteen third quarter by. So in the grand scheme of things, Zeke Elliot and I'll double check the numbers again, but my unofficial count. I had he added gotten up to twenty touches, which is incredibly lackluster. Considering he is your best player and you struggled off. It's the entire game. Just so has now. So Cam, I'm gonna let you take over because I'm getting my primetime lineups ready, but I will. I will let you ever let you have your cathartic moment and talk about how lousy your team play today because you should be ashamed of yourselves. Oh, my God is so so we be one Vesti as violence, thirty five, yes. Yes, yes, you you, you, you did use you expecting you expose the Jacksonville Jaguars who also managed to lose to Texas today, but it's not a matter I'll get into that later, but you go ahead. Receiver. Pass it up presidency. Do anything, basically, you're. Do you do. Actually, we decided to do nothing what we did last week. So you know, it's it's, it seemed like it seemed like it seemed like a great idea to do pretty much the opposite of what would normally be recommended. The lastly decide that burn fire is Don his Homer. I know. I don't even know what. All of them kiss I it the worst thing ever I the whole SAF, but look kill all. These are struggle words Cam, but I, I wish I could say something that would be uplifting about your performance tonight, except I can't. That way. To get. He only ran for those two first downs because the playcalling was so lousy that there were no wide receivers open. So he had to to percents. Is there a particular reason why your offense is capable of running anyway, receiver sets that require, you know, option routes because there are no object around on your routes. It's. Whoa, whoa. Whoa. Whoa. We don't do our PEOs Dallas camp. We do just frigging because. We you did a hybrid offense. It's not peo-. It's a hybrid. Anything they call understand? No, no, this is so terrible. Oh my God. I'm just going to get our ramp by now bad hay hall on Colby's Li like he was one over time are titles were open half the time doing the wasn't play, call the elements. Ellen, kim. You could ban us all. I will say gelded actually run one nice route and. And any burn any burner corner. However, why Allah hurts is still getting play calls for him. I cannot bantam. Why? Why is he in Biggles? You should. It's disgusting. I want. That's how the stuff offices. I don't understand how you can be the Jags thirty and they also know we can't beat the Redskins. Jay as arrest at home as only reason. Supposedly false start, which offsides was whatever. But I mean. Okay. So basically to explain the final sequence of the game, the Cowboys drove down the field and into field position. They got a forty, seven yard field will all set up. It looked as though the Redskins jumped off sides, which would have made a forty two yard field goal. The referees, instead of rule snapping fraction on the center which moved the ball back five yards to make it a fifty two yard kick Brett Maher, your new kicker cooks it. The ball is literally traveling. It's hooking hooking hooky, but it's got enough this. It's on it and it looks like it's going to make it. It's it said it looks a little bit for at the very end hits the goalposts and it would have been good for forty. Seven would have been good from fifty but from fifty two, boom, right off the go post. And so this gusting I, this is what it was like. I was in everyone. So. Jesus christ. Oh. Let's start talking about something else. All right, so so. All right. So. Let's get. Let's get into the Sunday night. Football match is I'm doing showdown lineups for draft kinks fan dole. So we got the, we got the cheese and we got the Bengals. This one is so the Bengals are six and a half point underdogs coming into KC. I kind of liked this matchup for the Bengals because you had the chiefs lose last night to the patriots. This is kind of one of those trapped games where you could see like the the chiefs defense is still going to be hot garbage. So realistically, this game kind of comes down to what can do Bengals do on offense to not screw this up because I think that this is a case where the Bengals should be able to move the ball freely against the chiefs defense. It's just a matter of who's gonna get the targets on the Bengals today. And I think this is a big game. For a green. I know I've been kind of beating the drum on AJ green and the performances haven't quite been there just yet. But you know, I don't really see a situation where you know it's it's, it's not gonna be a big knife room because, again, I think age agree and tile Boyd can have Mosser gains and also think Mexican have a big game tonight. That's that's the thing against us chief, Steve. Because you know, realistically, you can have the chiefs score a bunch of points. And yet still the cheese would end up. At a at a spot where it could come down to the last game. So I think even with a six point spread, I think that's too many points. I think the Bengals actually cover this one and it's probably going to be a victory keys, but it's only gonna be three or four points. And I still think that it's a one score game with Cincinnati. Have Matanza actually steal this one. Ofter. So in terms of, so let's get. Mix gonna get like. So you think actually go off. I mean he could. Yeah, so here here's the way I kinda look at it on draftkings because you also have to factor in the salary lineup for for the captain spot. So on draftkings you're gonna pay up one and a half time salary. So ideally you would want to try to be able to fit in AJ green, but agent green. Normally price is going to run you ninety two hundred with the captain spot. Age agree. It's going to be round thirteen eight technically you could still do it, but I think it limits you a little bit in what you can do, but also I'm saying quarterbacks today. Well, see, here's where I kinda different. I think you can play. I think he can play Dalton. I'm thinking most of the public is going to be so on Patty ice at this point. This might actually be an opportunity to fade him if you're playing tournament lineups. So in terms of the lineups tonight, and if you. Well, the thing, so if we play both quarterbacks, so if you got AJ green in the captain spot at thirteen eight, you play both quarterbacks Mahomes gonna run you twelve grand dogs going to run you tent. Six. I'm looking at a case where you know you can look at. You can look at Tyler Boyd. And you take if you run tile Boyd, you take you take Randy Bullock at thirty two hundred. So Boyd's seventy four hundred bullets at thirty. Two hundred then leaves you about twenty eight hundred for the teeth defense what you don't want twenty six hundred hundred Bengals defense which you still don't want because it's still going to be high scoring and you can do a flyer on Chris calmly at twenty. Two hundred and maybe you hope he gets into the end zone on a rental target from homes. Hey, Throwdown nation. Are you at the bottom of your fantasy league? Wondering what is going on your quarterback? Well, I think I've got a new show that may just fit the Bill for you. The show's called celebrity ki-be featuring four times bowl, champion, coach, Charlie, weis. Unlike other football shows, you'll get the insight scoop on all things quarterbacks to get your burning questions answered such as is this year. Tom Brady finally, looks as age. Can air Rogers ads play a full season on one healthy lake and can deck Prescott absolutely the Cowboys through Super Bowl in spite of Jerry Jones coach, Weiss and co-host Easter have getcha covered on all things. Quarterbacks. Listen now on apple podcasts or any major media platform celebrity QB, everyone's favourite position that will be that that would be an AJ green built. Never would never talk order, edgy green. I actually like both today because I think the way you're gonna attack the cheese secondary is just by throwing thirty air. Now if you wanna do mix and spread, basically the way your lineups gonna look essentially is you're going to start off with mixing and you could still fit in. You could still fit in AJ green, but this is where the run script is gonna flip it. So you're going to do mix in AJ green, cream hunt. You could still play petty ice and then you play both kickers. Party heavy eyesight. That's far. I mean. No. I mean. It's it's I think it's nice for though what what is though over fifty six. I'm then over on this. Okay. So if we're if you, if if we're doing the over on this one and we're doing a lot of offense. All right. Let let let let's let's. Over the. If you haven't, if if I'm betting it I answered think it's going to be under tonight. And the reason why I would say under tonight is that the chiefs have had so many like high pitch games. I think any reads gonna try to dial back and get cream hunt going. So the way when it said. Said cream is going to be a way. Yeah, I think the Bengals are gonna wanna speed it up. I think he's gonna wanna dial it back. That's the way I kinda look at this one. Are you. Are you. But under saying this game is gonna, be nasty on it. I'm putting. So what I'm doing is green hot and Maya Jackson's far. Uh-huh. Uh-huh. Okay. So basically the way I was looking at it. So if we're doing Neka game script and it's going to be the chiefs, like kind of the way I'm looking at it slowing down, I would say cream on I if you doing cream hunt captain, then it's going to be a mix of mixing green boy. You run Dalton out there and I'm probably thinking, you know you, you do. Maybe you do a punt on. Like Spencer where getting the goal line carry like you're trying to do something a little bit different. So you're you're fading most of the public. If you don't want tile Boyd in there, you can. You can you can downgrade to use among at forty four hundred and now leave your room to add on a kicker, either Bucker Bullock or if you want to do another another receiver for the Bengals that you could add on John Ross, John Ross come back off injury. So if you think some of the targets from Boyd are going to go over to Ross, that might be another way you can do it. But with a mix. I like having mixed in the lineup. That's just me. I think mixing has a great match up against the chiefs because from receiving standpoint. No. So some of you have this change outside of their will. Would you rather have agent green for Mason. Ooh. That's like splitting the baby. If you hugged, she's she's both. If we choose one, I might actually, I might ask you just signed with AJ then, but I do think that they both have a good shots both getting touched out tonight. That's the thing. I'm just wondering what those question do you want? Yeah, I if I absolutely only had to have one eighty greens to for play the the only thing is agent groups also going to be the fear play as a captain. But I do like him both. So it's tyrant yet today. I don't think so. I like the Bengals second. There is actually good. I think if anything, Terry kill get some underneath passes, but I don't think he gets the bomb over the top. I think it's more likely. I think it's more likely Tyree kill draws a penalty than the Bengals allowing him to catch a ball. If you get where I'm coming from. So. So. Feel what tells us the game greenheart over the middle game today. Yeah. I mean that that that is definitely a possibility because the the way I of see it unfolding is that you know. And this is like just kind of one of the game scripts though. Like if you, if you do a case where AJ if we're fading mixing, you can do scrip where it's AJ green cream, hot ouza, John Ross, Kelsey, and then you have your choice of either taking Dalton or Patty ice as a as a QB. Yeah, I just think that Mahomes is gonna be so heavily owned that if you're doing if you do cash games, you know you you, you do Mahomes if you doing tournaments and think don'ts the better play. So. What's up. So. Would be your captain is refunded if I'm planning to ornament. I actually I this, where I gotta look at mixing, say, mixing should be the play. If you're doing tournament. Because it makes an as the captain is going to be fewer than anyone else. I think Mahomes s. captain is going to be still big on draftkings. I think aged green is captain is going gonna, be big on draft kings. Fan duel, I think you'll be a weird mix of of different players. But the reason why I think it's going to be more people on even with the high salary on draftkings. I still think the general public just looks at an essay. I gotta have a quarterback as my captain no matter what. So. Basically you, you're playing one quarterback, not you. I mean, I'll I'll have some lines where have both quarterbacks, but realistically, I think he, you kinda have to fade either Dolor Mahomes and because Mahomes is going to be mostly chalk. I don't makes makes sense here. I think you had to play dome why internment play Dalton? And the thing is. Who need play out the. I think it would add like you gotta surround them with his receiver. So if your plate, if you're playing Dalton, you know you're gonna be AJ green one of his receivers, and I still think mixing can either run for touchdown or catch a touchdown pass because the chiefs like they can give it up either way, they're bad both on run defense and pass defense. So I think it can happen you way. And that's why I think like Dalton is just one of those guys that you need to have in the lineup because even though mixing can run it in, I still think it's very possible that he catches the touchdown, pass on a knee from Dalton. Exactly. So, but the thing is so. But see one to four. So. Here's what I'm thinking right now. Boy, bullet. Dolan kelsey. So you have a hump boy, Dalton. Okay. On this captain Dalton keys. Today. And you took Bullock s your kicker and who who else was in it mixing and. Domain kelsey. Wait, why am I not seeing the money for that hunters? Captain Dalton. Oh boy, instead of green. Gotcha. Okay. Yep, you got you got casper net one. Yep. I'm just saying like that there's on. Yeah, you hit us, but. That's seen we about, you know that. Yeah, no, yeah. No, I, I liked that. I liked your train of thought with that one too, because realistically it gets it gives a decent spread of the way the game flow can can go with this one and Kelsey has a decent to being a top pick. I think I think you're gonna see still see some people do calc- his captain. I, I wouldn't be shocked by that one either because I think if you're gonna fit, both quarterbacks in Kelsey is probably going to be your captain. Then. So that's what I'm saying. So would you have kills in three mar? I think it's more likely that Cincinnati keys in on Kelsey though. So I. Yeah. 'cause I, even though you save the money, I still think that it's more likely that Kelsey gets clamp down on. It's just that, you know, they concentrate on Kareem hunt then that's where it gets a little bit more interesting. But you know, I just think that this is going to be a very interesting slate regardless because they're they're at least like eight different scenarios. I could see for this game how it can go down offense of Lii and you know, more than up for NFL game. Like, you know, you'll have like about four or five scenarios where offense ethically how team can win. Both of these teams are so dynamic that they have multiple ways they can attack you. So like I can't necessarily say who's automatically going to be a lot because again, you got good enough play callers on both sides of the ball here that it can actually, it can actually flip on. A dive. Easily easily. That's the thing what you you'll will lay on fiery hill and get a on touchdown. Yes, that's that's contrary. Oh, yeah. Tyree could still be the guy who breaks the slate on this one. It's just that I think that Cincinnati has. Like I, there's not a lot. There's not. There's not a whole lot this. Yeah, there's not a whole lot. I anti trust, Marvin Lewis on, but like being prepared for an f. letting player is one of the few things I will add to trust Marvin Lewis on defensively. But. We'll see. So. Yeah. So the main one I'm rolling with is for tournaments. Matchy still gonna go with doing mix in boy, green Mahomes, ouza and Bucker is the kicker. So. Mix the captain. One. Trying to try to win the tournament camp. Lorde has still can't get the Cowboys head. So this plug in bad. Yeah. All right. Let's wrap this one up. 'cause I gotta get this uploaded for the folks, but you know. I like to say something encouraging about the Cowboys, but let's be honest. I it it. You know, it is what it is. You guys drop the game that. Yeah, no business losing. Exactly. All right. Well, that doesn't for us. I'll probably do week seven recap tomorrow night folks during the giants game. 'cause that once you be just an absolute dreadful affair. But yeah, I got to cover it. Take it easy folks. 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Charlie Weis on Brady's future; plus Jane Slater & Joe Person on the Cowboys & Panthers coaching hires

The MMQB Podcast with Peter King

38:38 min | 1 year ago

Charlie Weis on Brady's future; plus Jane Slater & Joe Person on the Cowboys & Panthers coaching hires

"Welcome to the Peter King. PODCAST Aston. Boy It's going to be an action packed. Peter King podcast this week. Post Wildcard around pre divisional playoff around with so much happening around the national football league. Three guests number one Charlie Weis the former New England patriots offensive coordinator. The first coach of Tom Brady in New England in two thousand knows Brady knows bill belichick very well wall talk about the present and the future of both Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. Then Joe Person Longtime Chronicler of the Carolina Panthers Authors now works for the Athletic Hill talk about the groundbreaking hire and contract with Matt Rule The new coach the panthers and then finally Jane Slater of NFL Network. She's does a great job covering the Dallas Cowboys and she will talk about Dallas Importing Mike McCarthy from Green Bay as the new head coach but I just a few thoughts not only on. What we've we've seen this week but on something that I believe the? NFL really needs to pay attention to so I- in past weeks weeks I've railed against the NFL's minority hiring. And I think this week just shows a lot of what is wrong with the system in two ways not just with minority hiring but also with when the NFL all does its hiring cycle. So recently general manager in the League a highly respected general manager in the League was talking to me about his fear for the post season and his team was a playoff contender. When we talk and I said he said you know I'm a little bit afraid of January January and I said why would you be afraid of January and he said because I know I'm going to have a couple of guys on my on our coaching staff? Half who are going to get interest out there in the NFL. Community as far as hiring coaches. And I've seen this before and and what happens is they're going to be on the phone with their buddies seeing about assembling a staff so that when they go into these interviews they can say hey. I've already got a staff that that I think I'm going to be able to bring with me. Because that's what new owners new presidents of teams wont to find out when they sit down with coaches and so that takes it's time away from preparing for our games. I think that's part of it. And then I think the second part of it is. I think it's inherently unfair two coaches who coach late in the playoffs. For instance. Look at what happened to any candidates on Baltimore in San Francisco this year in Baltimore for instance. Everybody said while Greg Roman Great Coaching Candidate Maybe Wink Martindale good coaching candidate at eight. The offensive and defensive coordinators there and then in San Francisco With the rise of Robert Saleh as the defensive coordinator. They're obviously none of those guys have gotten jobs in one of the reasons they haven't gotten jobs is because teams know that they can't employ them until until their team is out of the playoffs so they say hey look we want to get a jump start on this right now and we could argue all day about how jumpstarting is not as important as making sure you get the right guy but I truly believe this is something the. NFL has to look at and look at fast asked. It's not only unfair coaches but it's unfair to teams in the playoffs because they're not getting undivided attention from the ear guys who were trying to get head coaching jobs and finally I'll just end with one more thought. I've talked about the minority coach issue in the past. And I'll tell you this it really bothers me right now that that and again. Look it's not over and Eric B enemy could get a job Robert Saleh could get a job. Bob David Shaw. The Stanford coach probably isn't going to get a job but he absolutely should get hearing or a hearing from some some teams in the NFL. And I just repeat that the NFL right now which has four minority coaches four and that includes a Hispanic coach Ron Rivera and three African American coaches in a league. That is seventy to seventy five percent black with black players. I just think it is a not only a horrible look but I see no continuing current effort by the League office. None zero lip service only. That's all I see about. The African American can coaching issue in the NFL. The NFL just simply has not done a good enough job in this and I'll just leave you with one reminder in two thousand sixteen. The Philadelphia Eagles Hired Kansas City offensive coordinator Doug Peterson and the next season. He he was in in two thousand seventeen. He had the eagles winning a super bowl then in two thousand eighteen. The Chicago Bears Hired Matt Nagy the Kansas Kansas City offensive coordinator and Matt Nagy was coach of the year that first year when twelve and four and the bears very unexpectedly won the the NFC and now the next offensive coordinator. On the Andy Reid Tree. Eric B enemy sits apparently going to be bypassed again and again. There's one job left the Cleveland Browns job. But it looks like he's going to be bypassed once again and all all I'm saying is there is something wrong with this picture and now my conversation with former Notre Dame coach and former New England. Patriots it's Assistant Charlie. Weis happy to be joined on the podcasts by Charlie Weis obviously the offensive coordinator Nater the New England Patriots for five years in Tom. Brady's first five years by the way and later the coach of Notre Dame Charlie. Thanks for joining me. I guess that's all start with this. Were you at all surprised the other night when Tom Brady left it open that he might be willing to play somewhere else. No I think I thought he was just being pretty matter of fact I think that he would. We just being very giving very pragmatic trying not to be. He just giving a very pragmatic response response. You know let's face it. Everyone including Tommy lipide prefer this and with you know Tommy New England but well let's say for example that you know the Patriots word offer. Tommy you know twenty million dollars a year La chargers offered them forty million dollars a year. Well I mean that's you know. Forty million twenty million. Let Student Math. I mean I mean there's always a possibility that something like that word or occur but that could it happened but you know hopefully hopefully. That's not the way it works out. You know it was interesting after talking to him. I got the very strong feeling that that he'd be very open to playing somewhere else. I believe he just wants to have a better chance to win with with a better offense in two thousand twenty then he had in two thousand nineteen. I think this year. He was very frustrated by the offense around him I agree with you. He was very frustrated. And I could tell that I could tell that every time he came off the field sit on the bench and look. I know the kids body the language you know and I know I know. The oranges sitting on the sideline. Because a lot of those those four letter words. He's blaming me on. You said that before he you bet me. He never used to use four letter words so I could see the frustration. I could see the frustration on the sideline when he comes off the field. I could could see it. Sometimes when he's looking at a young receiver where he throws a pass that looks like a crummy pass when obviously it was a route that was that was that was busted hosted by somebody and I could see them look on the field like just look with that face like you gotta be kidding me so yeah I think that he was probably just frustrating in quite some time. Charlie you also know bill belichick very well and the one thing about bill. Belichick is that that he's not going to be emotional. He's not going to be nostalgic about a decision. Like this. You saw that with Bernie Kosar Twenty five years ago in Cleveland when you saw that with drew bledsoe in two thousand one. What just your gut feeling? What do you think is going through Bella? Chicks mind right now. Oh I think that this is a little bit unusual situation because although it's belch call because Mr Kraft's let's they'll check make these calls halls you know he. Bill check understands that you know that all three of them have hit. You know the that I Khan level craft as an owner bell check as a coach and Tommy as the quarterback and leader you know probably probably the greatest dynasty in pro football history and I think that he he. He is sensitive of sensitive of of all of those situations but at the end of the day you know built does make decisions. Based on on on business decisions no there is obviously some subjectivity in their little fluctuation malloy. You know gone you know. Drew bledsoe gone. Richard Seymour Down Branch. All those guys either traded away or gone you know Mike Gabel traded. Ah Castle traded away. He you know he you know at at the end of the day. He's GonNa do things that he thinks. The team each do business wise to be successful. Both of the year term down the road. D- have much of a gut feeling an absolute gut feeling how much longer bill belichick will coach as a head coach in pro football. Play a funny story. How he's Bon? Jovi got inducted into the hall of fame two two years ago in Cleveland. And you know we when we work together and we were really close and you know bill was always very very good to my family was very cordial with my wife. And I'm that night we didn't sit next to our significant others. We saw across from them so I was next to. You know I was next to UH Linda. You know bills payroll and you know. Bill is next tomorrow by my girl during the night you know I talked to then he talked to because it was a long a long table and during that conversation you know. Bill said you know how how a happy he was coaching coaching proud. He was of what everyone's doing it. The Way England and one little wrinkle that people forget you know. He's got two two of his kids working with them every day. You know. He's got Stephen and Brian there every day. And and as any power with anytime you could steal your more time with your kids you know after they got Outta college and you get every day you you get to stay with the is is like is like gold. It's priceless and he gets to go into work every day and help develop his two kids and to be better better. Better other people and coaches and I think it's a great opportunity. I think he actually loves what he's doing. I agree there's no sign. Whatever Chris Sim said had this? I don't know to me last year the year before that the bill belichick is is exactly the same on May eleven as he is on January eleven eleven. You know there's there's no there's no tension there's no pressure he he just he's the same every day no matter what he's doing and and if he's not feeling pulling this intense pressure why would he not want to do this all I think he does. You know that's the whole thing I think he does I think he clearly he wants to do it. And and I. I don't see any reason I don't see anyway. He's GonNa stop. I don't see them stopping anytime soon. I really don't you. You know most people will say well. He's getting you know mid to upper sixties you know. I mean he really loves doing it. He's happy doing it. Okay okay. He's proud of of what was accomplished. These built this thing. He's built this thing where these prions all staying ahead of the Jones. I was being one. Step ahead everyone by using his great foresight into hoes. Being able to look down the road I think that you know I I. I can't see them. Stop stopping anytime soon. You know one other thing about bill. He has this ruthless Streak in him. which obviously you know about? I think a lot of people would say well. Geez maybe was ruthless with other guys but with Tom Brady really really with Tom Brady especially because he and Brady seemed to get along so I don't WanNa know I don't know if it's famously. But they get along well well obviously. Is there anything different about parting ways with Tom Brady actually no. I mean I don't think that I don't think he looks to him. Part ways with Tommy Brady for bill is going to be any different than any other player player than the depth court. I mean I think they're there to him. You know it. It's pretty much the same and he he tries to stay even Keel. Neil about that now. He is a historian as you know and he understands the ramifications. So you know whenever whenever Tommy were to leave New England whether it's on his own accord or because you know because they you know they weren't bringing back but you know he understands. Jobs are still around with occasions that but at the other day I think he kind of treats everyone. You know pretty much. The same stern in fairly aren't we and don't you think there's something inside Bill Belichick who said that says it'd be kind of fun to invent something from MM scratch. Now the next iteration of the New England Patriots. You know that's what everyone wants to say. You know everyone wants to talk about you know. Hey Don't you think Tommy would like to play without bell check and don't think bell check would like to coach without Tommy. Well how they done together. I mean it's pretty good combination so our those guys you know as long as long as Shipka keeps Alan I would keep on sale of that ship. Yeah but whenever the ship can sail anymore. Chick is still going to want to be the captain. Oh well that's right. Hey why do I think that do I. Hey It's a very big ego driven sport as we know a lot of big egos assistant coaches always think that they're better than they are always wondering them own start. I was better than what I was. Head coaches think. They're they're better than what they they are. Owners players. Everyone has a high opinion itself. But what they've masterfully been able to do let and those gets credit for this one has been able to put you know. Put those egos aside and just have the goal winning you know when you championships. OBS- you know going to the forefront. They've been able to do that other than any wall time. Charlie Weis really good talking to you. Thanks a lot for joining me on the PODCAST. This week all right take care. And now my conversation with Joe Person Who covers the Carolina Panthers for for the athletic on a crazy crazy week for the franchise in Charlotte happy to be joined on the podcast by Joe. uh-huh person of the athletic. He's a chronicler of the Carolina. Panthers did so for many years with the Charlotte Observer and and a little little factoid. About Joe Person that you might not have known a college football teammate of Mike Tomlin so let's hear that story Joe Person. Yeah thanks for bringing that up Mike Williams married together the other or a couple of years. He As he will tell you was Much more of a student of the game you then I was I was tight end. He was watching Sanderson a lot of the same offense meetings and Yeah he was. He was an intense individual then Not Quite like he is today but he was He showed up on campus campus. He was a pretty undersized wide receiver from Norfolk Newport News and You know real real good player and obviously a real. Oh good coach and one who overlapped with as you know foam down it also on your Mary Alice Mcdermott by year but A appre appreciate you shining. Some light on Tribe knows well. Let's get into the events of the week which certain assertive blew up the Internet on Tuesday and that is the fact that the Carolina Panthers have hired and signed Matt rule to a seven year contract which Adam schefter reported is worth in the vicinity of sixty million dollars. I guess first of all you hear that and where he was blown away as I was not necessarily by the higher by the commitment absolutely You you know I think we all have talked about money. Not being an issue for David Tapper and and it really shouldn't or hasn't been an issue issue for a lot of these owners obviously but but tappers Kinda the new guy in the club I think he showed a lot of things with this hiring. And and and with those those numbers and length of commitment is that you know. He's kind of in the specs. He's GonNa play by his own rules when it comes to creating trying to create a winning product here and showing. And you know you've been doing it a heck of a lot longer than I have but he it pretty much kinda blew the top off of it Certainly with with the seven years and I think the other thing that shows is that let's Matt is going to be given This is feeling almost like a tear down and rebuild that that intepreter that with us in December twenty four when Ron was always far and he's kind of strongly in it or suggesting at at this kind of plan and approach in that meeting at someone had mentioned it just sort of a question that's own out like a five time live and which you want to be more successful or more quickly successful than than five years in and said Hey I would hope our fan base would be able and see the big picture and could live with You know a couple of years of of heartache and headaches if it meant long term SOC- sustained success and I think that you know obviously goes through us down the road matt rules and four or five games a year. Then this would be a different conversation but I think I think he. I think this shoes everyone first of all like I said the tapper has plenty of the money and he's not afraid spent it 'cause you know you also have to pay a pretty sizable buy out. But then also just that that David Tapper for is going to do his thing in terms of giving that rule of along leash and letting him get established. You know what really occurred occurred to me when this happened is that David tepper kind of broke. The mold of of how owners owners deal with coaches at at at any level. I mean to hire a college coach when obviously the college coach coach college coaches who've come to the NFL have at best a checkered record. I this is a tremendous show of faith by David Tepper. No doubt about it and you know I. I wrote a column Peter This Week. That on Tuesday. Houston that just Kinda got at. How tapper sort of made these sorts of pets in the business world and ah you know that he he was a guy has has always been a guy as you know we have to lose trust company his Hedge Fund He Kinda Zig when when everyone else is zagging and kind of goes against the grain and obviously not role is you know didn't come? AH OUT OF NOWHERE I. Of course the giants were were poised and prepared to to hire him as well. But but like you said. This is not Pete Carroll This is not jim horrible. Guys who had success even Jimmy Johnson. Barry Switzer guys. WHO had? I've been at big college programs and and had had big time success at those programs. You know yes families in the big twelve I get it but you know he basically had one really strong season there but I think what tapper saw is in be we'll be interesting hear from him directly but clearly he feels the panthers are rebuilt note and that is not rules ammo. I mean he did it at Temple. Apple takes them from like one or two wins his first year and before you know it. They're winning they're the first Gene Conference title as a couple of ball games and then the same thing at Baylor. They are reeling from the horrible sexual else scandal. From from the RILES air You know were there was one obviously the gym Grope Bridgier in between but then same anyone that Roy Baylor I mean I think they won that he he became the first how fi program comfortable power five program to go from eleven losses in a single season to eleven wins within a two year span. And I think that I think I think that more than anything you know. It was what was what temper kind of latched on to an end and innovative offenses guy and a guy who also also kind of has some of that old school discipline peppers talked about. I mean I think it all added up to two tappers mind and the traffic pockets but certainly as you said can you hear it. They big time gamble. Big Time Bet on a guy who has one year of NFL experience as an assistant coach on his resume. The other thing that I find interesting about this is that people are talking about a seven year contract. Oh my God. They're committed to this guy and all that look if they go four twelve four twelve and three and thirteen matt rules not going to be around for the fourth year. He's GonNa get paid off and not that. I think that's going to happen. But it's not like he's guaranteed to coach the team for the next seven years no absolutely -lutely not and it'll be real interesting kind of you know to hear an obviously is not going to be any owner saying on the record but it it'll be it'll be interesting to kind of take the temperature of of what the other owners think about this and you know has is this kind of an outlier Exception to prove war de tap or really just overturn the Apple Cart and and You know make Hiring head coach is a lot more expensive proposition in this. 'cause like you said Yeah because you might not be you may not have them for seven years but one way or another. Don't be paying them for seven years and it's GonNa be the new normal you know next hiring cycle And and and what do his fellow owners think David Tappers you know kind of in essence spending more their money as a result of what he did with that rule. Here's two last quick ones for Joe. What's your gut feeling on the future? Sure of Cam Newton. I have thought all along that this was going to be kind of a parting ways at just with his health With the finances and how easily they can get out from under that that nineteen point one billion next year you know and again and it seems like I mean not real could do anything he wants. He's got you know he's got seven years in which we just touched on. I I don't know ah you know I. It just seems to me that this if you're going to truly start over and give Matt role a clean slate. Ah My sense is that it'll be without cam but never say never in this business. Do you think it'll be matt rules decision. I feel like it's going to be a collective decision you know. David Tapper has has shown in his short time here That he is not a hands off type of own. I mean he was very involved in this in this coaching search He's a guy that wants to be the informed on on football visions. He doesn't care about the little ones. Obviously but he he cares about this one a lot. the CAM decision decision. And so my feeling. It'll be a collective decision involving tapper Matt Rule and Marty Joe Person. Jason thanks a lot for the knowledge today. Crazy Day in Carolina. Panthers history isn't it it was a crazy day and appreciate you Abimael. And now my conversation with Jane Slater of NFL Network She. She has a specialty. The Dallas Cowboys and the cowboys were in the news. This week. Back on the PODCAST. Very happy to be joined eh by Jane Slater. NFL NETWORK REPORTER ACE NFL network. Reporter has done a great job covering the Dallas Cowboys. Very happy to have her on it. A very newsy time of the cowboys and Jay and I guess I'll start with. What was your impression of the Mike McCarthy higher earlier I think it's a good higher I think it's in line with what Jerry Jones was sort of telling us. He wanted early on. You're GONNA fight through the fan and it said that. He wanted a coach with head coaching experience. And you get a guy with Mike McCarthy who not only has that but he also has post oh season and and and a superbowl one that he wanted. At and T.. Stadium I also think he's the type of coach that can finally some of these players players accountable. I think one of the biggest knocks on Jason Garrett was also one of the biggest pluses the players loved him. They respected But often times if they weren't getting the answers that they wanted they would typically go over his head and I don't know if that helps the the team through the years and we started to see some of that really coming to light in recent years and so I think Mike McCarthy's the guy that it was coming in with the new voice. He's a guy that you can respect. Because he's got the skins on the wall and he's not a guy that's GonNa take take it well. When one of his players goes over his head head and tries to go talk to Stephen or Jerry Jones and I think that that's something that's important Frontier Ian Stephen to establish early on D ever theory of why why they took about sixteen years to get rid of Jason Garrett. My theory is this I think again one of the things that people talk talk about. Jerry Jones is one of the things I actually appreciate when he told his post game after the bills Do you believe in redemption. He truly really wants to give people every opportunity to not only succeed with his organization but see life. We've seen that with players throughout the years. Go go down the list. And taking chances on the David Irving the Randy Gregory Orlando Mcclain's and well Jason. Garrod certainly never been a problem for him off the field. I think there were. You know the problems on the field that he tried to help them with. I mean he tried to give him every opportunity and resource and even saying goodbye to Scott Lenihan A.. And giving him the you know the young wizard on offense Intel and more and they just couldn't get it done and I think there was a possibility. I truly believe that at the ended the season when Stephen Jones to we had reported that done some back channel Legwork on his own trying to bring another coach year. I think Jerry got cold feet a little. Yeah I think he needed an abundance of time and he needed to apply logic not emotion to that decision and I think it was frustrating for probably people in the building who I thought that they needed to move on the writing on the wall he'd been given every chance Possible and even felt like as much of that locker room loves Jason then even they were beginning to make this a young group of guys that maybe another coach could help them. Get the win. Because I don't think we ever have debated the talent of this Gloucester. I mean he just asked people around. The League is a challenge of roster. When you start going down some of the things that happened at the end of the year some of the opportunities that they should've she the speed? I mean. This was a tough schedule. We looked at it at the schedule relief but they were playing teams. That didn't have her stars. They were playing An outdoor stadiums like issue Caguan Philadelphia when they encountered good weather and they still couldn't capitalize even had to start looking at. The coach looked at fourth and eighth lay in Philadelphia. When and you didn't have rental Carbon Cooper on the field when you had shave on Austin and you came out you and you've got it wrong when you were asked? Did he have the option of the fair catcher. Could he have run it out so it felt like you were throwing him under the bus. There were just a bunch of steps for Jason at the end of the season and so I thought that he was mowing. We know a lot of this. It's a long way of answering your question. Peter but I do think that once Stephen had had gotten to him and they had had that conversation that that they decided to go out there and start looking I while they wanted a head coach with experience. I mean there were a ton of them on the open market and I kind of joked earlier on another show that I and I feel like Thom Tillis. Sarah deserves a cut of Mike McCarthy's contract because he did a brilliant job with him. Helping McCarthy rebrand himself as Mike McCarthy. I'm telling you what he did this off season. How him and Jimmy Hazlitt and his team of his got together and said how can we teach a bunch of old dogs new tricks you know? Jerry is very reflective if he talks all the time about being the man that look in the mirror I think he appreciates people Annetta reflective themselves and I think that was it apart in that interview when he went into his Mike. McCarthy that knocked us off I think he's the type of guy that always goes back to the drawing board. I think again. He believes in second chances. And so when Mike McCarthy in his room wants a second chance and sh- with showing you that he was doing the things to get that second chance that to me. Vote to WHO Jerry Jones. It's but I don't believe that Mike McCarthy was ever a front runner. I don't think they even really thought about him until probably two three weeks ago when the NFL network piece came out. And when they finally decided to move on from Jason Garrett Iran down every single nugget and the thing that was so curious to meet you all of this was there. Weren't it leaks coming out of the organization. There weren't agents talking about their head coach being a front runner. I talked about Urban Meyer and Steven Jones having that meeting within the last three month. And they're being a real interest there but I thought it was curious that urban Meyer's was apparently on everybody's radar And so I think you have to sort of have the cool I there to that In sort certainly nothing came to fruition for him with Allah with New York or with Carolina or with the Redskins for that matter But but I do believe that Jerry was sort of hang on to it and I don't feel like they had a front runner candidate and they certainly didn't have a coaching committee. Like the Redskins did who had done their due diligence and more ready to the trigger when they moved on From Kellyanne in Washington. Yeah I don't think Urban Meyer. I think that was a little bit of urban legend and quite honestly. I don't think he was high on anybody's list quite honestly I don't think he was high on Cleveland's list. The giants really didn't WANNA consider him. I don't know about Dallas. But he just didn't strike me as a Jerry Guy Stephen though but I agree with you. He didn't strike me. Yeah I think at the end of the day I think he reminded me a little bit too much about Jimmy Johnson. And I just I just don't think Jerry would ever have done that. Who who knows but let me let me finish by just asking? You was there in their meetings from what you've heard was. Was there much that Mike McCarthy did or said that you feel was a difference maker with Jerry and Stephen. You know we're GonNa talk to him at three o'clock on Wednesday and get a better sense of this. You know to be quite frank Jerry and Stephen played this thing being so close to the vest I mean the cowboys typically organization. You can get a lot of information out him to be quite honest. This one was so curious to me. And I'll tell you even coaches there inside. That building are in the dark right now. A lot of them have even had conversations with Steven Jones. Or Mike McCarthy or Jerry Jones so they you're easily in the dark There were front office guys that were in the dark on so to have a handle on. What might McCarthy exactly actually said that won them over? I don't think anybody has been able to confirm that. I certainly haven't my sense though is just having covered this team knowing. What's important Jerry? I think it goes back to the guy that looked in the mirror. Wanted to do some self assessment. Wanted to improve himself wanted a shot at redemption. Those you're all things that get Jerry Jones going and I think Mike McCarthy said the right things and did the right things in this off season and the timing worked out perfect for both parties. Hey Jane slater really really appreciate you taking the time. Thanks so much and Appreciate your knowledge. Thank you so much shit coming on my thanks to charlize Joe Person Jane Slater tried to get you updated as best as I could on the news of the week. I really hope you enjoyed the podcast. So we're going to invent a brand new one next week. 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Throwback Thursday: The Bush Push

The Solid Verbal: Living College Football

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Throwback Thursday: The Bush Push

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I'm a man I'm forty. I've heard so many players say why I wanted to be happy. You want to be happy for day. To stake WO- Untie. Welcome back to the solid verbal boys girls and my name is ty Hildebrand. Joining me as always quarantined over there in New York City. The one and only Dan Rubenstein. Sir How are you clean? Hands full nuggets like as I'm full of nuggets. I'm not full nuggets but unlike Notre Dame can't lose can't lose Yeah that's true. I'm very excited for this show. I M extremely excited for the show I talked to our PAL ADAM AMINE FROM ESPN. Who is doing his best over there in Chicago? Somebody who's usually on the road. He wants to record like seventeen of these with US okay. I'm excited for this one. Very good. Well this could be the start of something special as you know as most listening know something of an odd circumstance in the world at a moment with a global pandemic most of us trapped indoors looking for something to do and we also don't know if there's going to be a college football season I don't want to look too far in the future but it is something that is very much on the table. We'll cross that bridge when we come to it. But in the meantime we are caught in this awkward spot where we WanNa Talk College football because people listened for college football but we just don't have college football to discuss right so perhaps you've been following along our nightly instagram y feeds as we've gathered for fifteen twenty minutes to talk about whatever moves us but we came up with the idea to do more of what we did last off season which was go back. Watch an old iconic game and talk about it. Do The post mortem do the oral history. Whatever have you? That's what we're going to start doing. Perhaps a little bit more of and we decided that we would start with the illustrious Bush. Push game of two thousand and five. Usc beating Notre Dame in Notre Dame stadium. Thirty four to thirty one. It's important and I think we're GONNA try to do this as often as possible to have an emotional and professional stakeholder on the show maybe one maybe non maybe both today. We're starting with both because tie you as a longtime Notre Dame fan and attendee. Yes of this game. Your emotional stakeholder an Yogi. Roth was an offensive assistant for USC at this time was sitting like fourteen inches from lane. Kiffin CO offensive coordinator during this game. And he's going to join US later on in the show I think for some equal time tie equal to no. That's fair that's fair. So he was in the booth like you say fourteen inches from lane kiffin and I was in section one. Oh six row three seat twenty-seven I checked my ticket. I still have it. Laminated over at Mama. H House because it was such a meaningful event for me. I imagine it had to have been Let's START I don't know if you have any housekeeping. You want to get into but I have so many thoughts about this game in two thousand five in the early two thousands with Notre Dame in USC. And beyond I'd like to start getting into the context context. Okay well before we get into that context the context here subscribe to the show. We are the solid verbal Ontai. He's Dan follow along on twitter on instagram and on facebook. If you want to continue the conversation Lord knows there are plenty of her ballers who are holed up at the moment. I WanNa Talk College football. Just WanNa be amongst friends. When feel that connectedness Dan Going out to solid verbal dot ready dot com that Izzy sub read it that is commandeered by our good friend. Peter Hoffman so yes with that being said then gimme. GimMe the lay of the land here in two thousand five again Notre Dame. Usc One of the big match ups perhaps of all time certainly from a rivalry standpoint. It is but in two thousand and five were the atmospherics that kind of built up to this matchup. Dateline two thousand five. So this was a top ten matchup so first and foremost. Usc came into this game with a lot. More momentum national attention as the number one team in America the Notre Dame did who sort of crept into the top ten. They started the season as an others. Receiving vote right. This was not a a hype. Notre Dame team no in terms of expectations in year one of the Charlie Weis era whereas USC demolishes Oklahoma the year before to win the National Championship. They are considered a national champion the year before after their rose bowl win where they're named the AP number one but not the BCS number one that went to Lsu the end of two thousand and two is very promising and it was an exciting Carson. Palmer Matt Liner. Even though liner wasn't super well regarded. There was that transition Usc was deep. In a pretty terrible era. In the Paul Heck era and they hire Pete Carroll and slowly but surely the recruiting is incredible the results slowly but surely reflect the recruiting grades and end team rankings. Whatever whereas Notre Dame is an unexpected top ten team and could not have treated you worse between the end of the two hundred and arguably even into the early part of the two thousand five season which includes going down thirty eight to seventeen in south bend to Michigan State Brady Quinn putting the team on his back willing them back down. Twenty one to tie the game with two minutes left goes to overtime and they lose any loose and that comes also during a time in which they beat the number three team in the country. I think what a couple of weeks later if my memory serves in Michigan they beat Michigan. Michigan was a week before Michigan was a week before they beat number three Michigan. The week before After beating the ranked Pitt Panthers the week before that. So they're on the national radar. They lose to unranked Michigan State at home but right the ship before USC. Brady Quinn has experienced As the starting quarterback for Notre Dame. But it's your one in the Charlie Weis system as well and I. I want to know what the road to. Oh Crap Notre Dame might be good again. Look like for you. I mean in the early early outs. That's what it would be called share. What does that road? But what does that roller coaster emotionally look like to you? Well emotionally again as a notre dame fan between us. I was very uncertain about this right. Ty Willingham the era that he kind of ushered in had really good first year. I didn't really think it was totally valid. Like it just felt like so much of that team was built on defense. The offense kind of stank and they were able to do it there over the win a bunch of games but it just it never felt like this was a legitimate contending team rand so obviously the next two years. Willingham didn't go well to now. Step into the Charlie Weis era. I didn't quite know what to think I was a proponent of them hiring Charlie Weis I liked the move and you know it was a breath of fresh air. This is a guy who's got some offense on his resume presumably. He's GonNa come in there. He's GonNa reboot the offense and any did as we'll talk about. I'm sure reboot. The offense is a top ten offense throughout the course of the two thousand five season. But honestly I sort of didn't know how to feel. This is a program that had been down for a while. They won a national championship in the late eighties. They were really good in the early to mid nineties under will halt but Ron. Yeah but towards the end of the millennium as we got into the office as you say yeah. The program was not quite where you'd want it to be as a fan so I was just very uncertain about the whole thing. Yeah the Bob. Davie era was. I was trying to think about nickname for him. And the best thing I could come up with was bullish Bob because those Notre Dame teams there abolish the shirt always involves but there were bullish They you you skipped over one amazing nugget of that era. I mean there are many amazing nuggets in that era as somebody who enjoys college. Football Chaos Notre Dame hired. George O'Leary to replace Bob Davie in two thousand one believe Fermo. He had a cup of coffee. There were some discrepancies on his resume. Writing Never Wound up coaching at Notre Dame so then they moved onto ty Willingham who won his first two games as the Irish head. Coach without Notre Dame scoring offensive touchdown facts. Only which you know. It's if you can do it good on you. So then they hired Charlie Weis who it seems like this is. This is a pro move literally. This is hiring appro. Yeah a guy from the Patriots who had worked with Tom. Brady and Super Bowl winner and Notre Dame guy and this is notre dame stepping up to the plate to stop fooling around with guys who are not to the caliber of what Notre Dame perceives itself to be and pretty early on. It looks promising. It looked extremely promising. And they had this stud quarterback Brady Quinn as. I'm sure we'll discuss here as we go a little bit further into the game. It had big targets for him they had a serviceable running game at. They actually lied on very heavily. We ask throughout the course of the year. They ran the ball about forty times in this game. That we're going to talk about. They ran at fifty two times. So you know Charlie Weis. I thought from a very high level did a pretty good job. Balancing the offense. He knew how to try and use the personnel that he had two great affect and so that was good that that aspect of it was good. He did come in and made a very positive impact. The ability to sustain that success moving forward is ultimately. What did a Man? He had a very successful campaign. In your one diminishing returns thereafter was never quite able to build in the trenches. Never quite able to maintain on the defensive side or build up on the defensive side the way we would have hoped in that that ultimately led to his undoing but at least out of the chute now for Charlie Weis in your one. It was very promising. Yeah and we'll get to the postscript we will I promise What I would also like to add because we talked about Notre Dame early on that season. Usc STARTS THIS SEASON Number One. They end the regular season number one. That's the USC Texas. You're of course they are one and two all season long. They dropped sixty three and a huge win against Hawaii In the islands and then just absolutely demolished Arkansas. They had home and home. I believe with Arkansas. She'll dropped a buck twenty. Two Kill Them. Yeah and I believe that two thousand six. Arkansas team was pretty good. That was a dare McFadden Felix Jones. Peyton Hillis team good defense to They fell down early to Oregon but came back and stomp the ducks in Eugene of trying to remember five at that game for some reason. I think I was right while I had graduated that summer. So it would have been returning to you. Jean I think I might have been An a huge comeback. They go down eighteen at halftime to. Asu In Tempe. Usc Wins therefore no on the road in their first six games which is a pretty incredible split but they come back and they win that game. Thirty eight twenty eight. And this is Reggie Bush and Lyndale white really coming into their own and then later on in the Arizona game the following week after. Asu In this is the week before Notre Dame they eventually run away from an Arizona team. Shout out Richard Colville check attorney. Shout out that Arizona team But so it wasn't there. Were there were some scares there? Were some moments of Hesitation I think from USC especially early on in Games but ultimately their talent and their ability in the the depth that they had built up one out and this was number one against number nine and obviously your favorite part of the lead up to this game. That week was a very specific story. About Notre Dame's preparation Notre Dame's preparation. Yeah through the hell out of what tie the grass in so let me provide further context. I was at the game at the time since two thousand five. If you want to know more about what I was doing in two thousand five go back and listen to the history of the soliver will show but yeah my connection to actually get tickets. This game is among dabbling with some early rendition. Of what is now known as podcasting? I was also doing a lot of live streaming audio streaming not twitch or youtube or anything like that. I was helping some others in the college. Football community get some of their own streams up and running and among them was a good friend of mine from Notre Dame who was able to hook me up with tickets. I did look at me like I had two heads when I brought my friend Kurt along. Who's a die hard? Usc Fan Wars Keith. Rivers Jersey to the game But we were there. We were in attendance when we come walking into this. This Beautiful Stadium Notre Dame Stadium. You look down on the field and IT looks like it. Looks like a cow pasture. It looks as if they have not cut this in three dates L. Gate. Isn't that what out the outside Beaver Stadium? Looks like are there multiple pastures there are multiple passers to say the least? Yeah so it's like what the hell is this and like so much. In the Charlie Weis era. We talked about the slow been on the instagram feed. Yeah like so. Much of the Charlie Weis era. It was like okay. This could be clever or this could be really over thought right and you just don't know where to come down on it. That would that in. Many ways was kind of a synopsis of the Weiss Europe but they grow the grass out. It's very apparent as you're watching the broadcast I didn't hear if they referenced it. I'm sure they did Throughout the broadcast that we watch but certainly in person it was it was flowing. Use every bit as flowing. Jephson MARGE'S HAIR. And he you know he didn't have that much of an impact but it was very noticeable and is the kind of thing that you saw as all right like I. I need to kick the tires a little bit more on. Who made this call why they decided to do it and In what. They thought they were going to gain out of doing this. Were you drunk? How how much were you tailgating? This is probably what you're two years out of college. I wasn't at all you weren't at all. You were focused. I was very focused like a fighter the night before a huge fight. Now I was. I was laser focused and actually in my younger and more immature days. Quite nervous about this game. Okay so I didn't want to upset the tummy too much okay. Fair enough And there is something important and I don't know what your stance was and we'll get into this when we talk about the very beginning of the game itself which will momentarily there was some. I think it's just among Notre Dame fans more so than it is college football fans but early on in the broadcast when Notre Dame runs out of the tunnel. There was shock Ma. Bewilderment Excitement Borderline Holiness about noted. The color of Notre Dame's jerseys. Oh now don't start. Don't start with this was that was that a thing. The week leading up where their message board rumors positive message boards existed in two thousand five. While they're murmurings a Charlie Weis Charlie Weis had notably said that he wasn't going to do the Green Jersey thing right and then he decided wrestling find out on. The broadcast decided two weeks before the game that it was something that they wanted to do. And as Tom Hammond had to point out it was his duty to point out as the lead commentator on the Game Notre Dame at that point with something like Oh in three wearing the jerseys but three no against USC right they had lost their last three overall but it won their last three against USC were in the Green Jersey. I'll have you know that when I saw them. Come out of the tunnel. I didn't know in the build up to this game at they were going to go green. Jerseys Oh okay No rumors that you saw okay in my younger again more immature days. I'm in the stands watching this. Everyone's all jazzed up for Notre Dame to run out of the tunnel. They run out of the tunnel. I am audibly screaming. No from section one. Oh three wherever I was because they had the green jerseys on it I knew at least I felt that it was some sort of bad omen. Now you wouldn't know that to hear. Tom Hammond Tom Hammond went crazy. Like Susan Waldman went crazy. That was that was my comparison. Yeah he went from twelve to six when when Roger Clemens signer the Yankees the way Susan Waldman reacted. That was yeah. What Tom Hammond did? And even watch it back. Now keep in mind. I had never actually seen this broadcast. I saw the game. Wive never had the heart to go back and watch it in. Its totality all these cheap little jokes like Oh those green jerseys look so good in. Hd WHATEVER TOM WHATEVER. I don't think my stream was HD. I don't think my Youtube upload that I watched which I'm actually glad you mentioned because I don't know when all of the networks broadcast all of their games or most of their games or some of their games in hd but it wasn't long before this no well and hey listen to the broadcast. Yeah I'll tell you one thing that doesn't hold up over time. Old Tech Jokes deck jokes. Don't hold up because tech changes from year to year. Yeah so in this broadcast especially a lot of quips about high-definition television like Pat. Haden telling Tom and I think you even sound better in hd. Tom Stuff like that to give you an even better idea of what to thousand life was like onscreen by the way. I haven't seen any of the top ten movies that weekend. The Fog Wallace and gromit and elizabethtown where your top three? I know a history of violence people still watch that a I think a Weiner involved in that one Great Top ten music Wise Billboard Wise Golddigger number one song free good to sugar. We're going down number ten. Oh Wow you got some David banner you've got to Mariah Carey songs. Obviously nickel backs photograph checking in at number three sure All of the top TV shows this week in America. Feel like they're still on or were on three years ago there's a couple of CSI's grey's anatomy there survivor Sixty minutes two and a half men I don't think is on anymore but was somewhat recently. I think law and order The Astro's beat the or got demolished by the White Sox Right avian flu was a thing the NHL returned after their lockout And the Coal Berry poor started. This is a long time ago. It doesn't feel so long because Matt liner and Brady Quinn and Reggie Bush still in our lives still on our four K. T. V.'s. So long time ago tie. Can I talk about something else please? Pertaining to the broadcast. Yeah I wanNA talk about the old Notre Dame on NBC intro score. Tie even before that though. Do you know what the first words of the broadcast I watched were? What's the most stereotypical Notre Dame like tropy nonsense? The year was nineteen twenty. I'm not yeah ration- yeah. They went through the history of it and when they're taking the train out to La and it was the year is Nineteen Twenty S. nude rock knees. Wife told them to do it. Yeah I watched it to less. Yeah I want the oral history on how. Nbc came up with that old intro score because again not go too much back to. The life is that people can't access anymore but we. We did do a chat on instagram. Where we talked about the early days of Notre Dame on NBC. And how one of the complaints from non Notre Dame fans even some Notre Dame fans was that it was like watching the game on Notre Dame dot. Edu Notre Dame network. Yeah and it's like they didn't want to be too over the top but they wanted to get notre dame fans fired up so they just borrowed like three and a half notes from the Notre Dame fight song blended in with the rest of the music so it wasn't too over the top but then then it's like they listen back in there like we need to make people feel dangerous again. We need to make this older fan base field dangerous. Yeah and it's at that point. Dan that I can imagine. They made some guitarists career and said can you out a little bit of dream theater. They're just a little bit of a guitar. Riff maybe a little California dreams tie the T. NBC band just a little bit. Just a little riff for me here. And that's how you get this Wait FOR IT. Wait for it. Just wait a little longer ago. God Way up the Frat boys paint a play at one more time. Just listen to this please. Some guy got really into this gyrations. I'm sure it's probably the John Tash Nick. Sabin Guitar could be here. We go here. Go listen to that. It has to be. They'll use that anymore. They can't somewhere in the rock and Roll Hall of fame. Dan Hold on. Do we think this is Tash I? It's an honor percent serious. Well he did. Nbc NBN NBC. His it was I think what entertainment tonight was syndicated now he definitely has an NBC. Sports connection with musical intros true. There's at least a thirty five percent chance it's TASHA's band. There is a non zero. Chance that yeah. I think it's a robust chance. I'm looking this up now. It's it's killer. They really went for it with that. Intro and I totally forgot about the say. The least but it it set the stage for every Notre Dame game and this is a big one to watch it back. I mean everyone was fired up. Tom Hammond sounded a little more program than usual. Which was welcome additions? But a while since. I've had Tom Hammond in my life. And you know we're GonNa talk a little bit more about the game here momentarily when we bring Yogi on rise. Actually part of the the coaching element of this game. So he can give us a little bit more detail than You know maybe I could from the stands or you could from your television but certainly a great game. An awesome fourth quarter. Thirty four. To thirty one was the final here. Usc needed some heroics in the final two minutes to pull this one out a long pass to dwayne. Jarrett which happened right in front of me. the Bush push obviously a controversial moment in history of college football but nonetheless. One that extended. Usc's winning streak at the time. It was twenty seven extended to twenty eight. 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They were even worse against the pass and that was a problem against USC. Because it got Reggie Bush who was in the midst of his own heisman campaign. You've got matt liner. Who already worn one? And it's We gotTA pick your poison Notre Dame. I thought did a really good job with its front. Seven getting some pressure against a really good offensive line. how a lot of future pros in that offensive line. They did a good job bringing pressure against Matt Winer. They did enough to kind of keep the offense in it and when the offense had the ball I actually thought their game plan was was pretty clever. They tried to melt the crap out of the clock. They overwhelmed. Usc. When it came to time of possession they just tried to keep that se offense off the field and as a result the SE. Offense didn't get nearly their normal amount of offense in terms of yardage think they were six. Oh one in average offensive output. Right didn't get anywhere close to that in this football game because Notre Dame just kept them off the field so at least to that extent I felt like even though I wasn't privy to any coaching stuff I felt as if the game plan was effective and they were able to keep themselves in the game until the last however many seconds yeah. Usc I don't think they didn't get to five hundred yards but they were still pretty efficient thanks to some bigger plays and they both came out pretty slow which is understandable in a huge game. The flow is was pretty uneven. I would say watching this game. Notre Dame started out really cold but they had a couple chunk. Plays the Probably the best offensive play of the game in terms of just steely confidence. Brady Quinn to Jeff Samardzija yard touchdown sort of a jump ball. The perfect read a great. Throw a great catch But in terms of when Notre Dame was actually able to do this was not an efficient notre dame offense no. They sort of had a game plan to nickel in Diamond. Hope for the best and they sort of had a number of points. I guess both quarterbacks tried to give the game away. They both had two bad interceptions. One of which was I think one or both of Brady Quinn's were tipped. It was a tipped flea flicker I believe Keith rivers ended up interception and intercepting sort of floating down on the middle of the field. But I I came away surprised that both quarterbacks were more underwhelming than I remembered new. I loved Matt Liner. And I remember being so impressed with Brady Quinn thinking. Oh this guy's Both guys are sure thing pro success. Stories Yup yeah and it turns out and I guess smartly for both of these teams. They just sort of got the ball to some talented guys and made smart decisions and one close games more often than not Usc blowing out more teams. Certainly the better program around this time but for what Notre Dame did for them to be in this game I thought was all on the back of Brady Quinn. Good and bad. Mike he he he and the offensive line. I would they struggled with. Usc pressure pretty much the entire game until the end When USC started sending extra guys he really took a lot of abuse but he was also the guy who got it out. Essentially the comeback after a nothing second-half offensively from Notre Dame in terms of scoring points. No it it's one hundred percent true and I believe it was either Pat Haden or Tom Hammond. One of the announcers referred to him as all day. Tough Brady Quinn. Right and e- You're absolutely right. I mean it it. So much of this came down to him. He was tight early in that game. and his deep ball left a lot to be desired but as Gambler on and certainly on that last drive when he scampered in for a touchdown he was three of three made. Some big throws. I wonder why in hindsight they didn't just Wa every pass up digest the Marsha I was wondering the same thing tie you know like jeff some Marsha it watching back. I guess I didn't appreciate him in the moment the way I feel. I did yesterday when I watched the game. Like he was so good he was so much bigger than anyone trying to cover him. He caught every ball with his hands and he was just a beast to try and man up they had such a matchup disadvantage. Not just with him but with Maurice. Stovall who was also six five wasn't nearly the caliber of the receiver but had just smart that season though but had really big games had a good year and also Anthony Fasano Anthony Fasano NFL tight end. Also six five had a huge fumble late in the third quarter in this game. Which had he not fumbled had notre dame gotten some points. Perhaps this outcome would have been a little bit different but between those three guys like darn a whole lot of college programs. Maybe not even. Usc can cover three high caliber players. Who are six five? The the counterpoint is if the philosophy is the clock. If you're throwing incomplete passes and they're not sure they're not moving the ball before those incomplete passes you're giving the ball back pretty quickly and that USC offensive line even with as good as the US. The Notre Dame Defensive Front looked in that game in pretty much all US good notre dame defense. You're changing the tenor of that game. So I I would have thought that they would have challenged. Usc especially because outside of Darnell. Bing this was not a particularly good USC secondary all things considered compared to. I guess other USC secondary's during this era. But this was as we saw Vince. Young do late in the air as we saw a number of quarterbacks do the season they were vulnerable and the problem was Brady Quinn's line I don't think could protect him long enough. No no go through progressions and go downfield because even sending five. Usc WAS PUTTING OUT CORNER blitzes. They were rushing the linebacker. They were doing you know. Double a gap blitzes He just didn't have the time so I get it. I suppose from the Notre Dame perspective but I was watching this game and I was like Notre Dame has a single dude on offense all due respect to a gutty. Brady Quinn What what's the running back or they they had to running Darius Walker and Travis on this yeah and respect to Maurice Stovall in Anthony Fasano. There were good players across Notre Dame offense. The one dude was so Marcia and I was surprised. They didn't more successfully get the ball to him and he had a big game. But really I was surprised that Notre Dame went with so many you know jumbo packages essentially putting seven eight guys. On the line of scrimmage and trying to To to gut out three or four yards at a time. And let's be clear so Marcia had fifteen touchdowns that year and over twelve hundred yards receiving could have very easily been. Nfl receiver instead went to play baseball where he made one hundred twenty two million dollars so he's pretty good you could say. He chose wisely from a financial standpoint. and you know it's been a good pitcher there. We won't go into his baseball accolades but that show on the re watch. It was a lot of short. High percentage stuff they were trying to keep the clock moving. It was clear that that was part of the game plan. Maybe not the primary game plan but a part of it for sure I would've loved to have seen a little bit more Jeff Samara slob. It Up to mute. Not The best throw he. He was good enough to go up and get to time. Bullet neca finalist Jeff Samardzija Brady Quinn with an unbelievable ability to throw a pass nearly straight up when he threw a fade from the twelve yard. Line THAT MAY HAVE GONE. Forty five yards up. Strictly the air directly like a Harrier jet directly up it went like the the ability for him to put as little touch on the fall as possible was impressive in its own way who are the dudes on the side of the ball. Either for Notre Dame on defense or for USC in general to you well do we want to talk about Reggie Bush. I think we should talk. I think Bush. He is so clear on the rewatch that the best player on the field is Reggie Bush and I know like if you're listening to this now you're thinking well. Obviously he's Reggie Bush but to go back and rewatch this Reggie. Bush is so good in this football game. It's it's abundantly clear that there's no one else on the field even remotely close Yeah the the fact that USC was thought to be creative on offense with the way they use Reggie Bush and you Actually Watch the game with twenty. Twenty is and there's just a lot of yeah. I guess but why not much more. Yeah why not much more Reggie Bush? Why why aren't there all sorts of little flair screens? Why isn't he going out for routes with linebackers on him all the time or safeties? Whatever why isn't he? You know just threat on every play and they rent. Usc themselves ran a lot of six. Seven eight guys on the line and with the fullback and Matt liner made an all-time terrible throw to what he thought was a wide open wheel route to a fullback And and through a just the easiest interception perhaps in the history of Notre Dame football but it was surprising they had a reverse forum laid. They had some screen the action for him but it was so abundantly clear that this should have been Jeff Marsha versus Reggie Bush and I think it missed the mark on what could have been. But that's twenty. Twenty is tie that is one hundred percent twenty twenty is defense Darnell bing was everywhere for USC. Heath rivers delivers really again. I think he had a recovered fumble. He had the reception. There was a defensive lineman. I think he was number eight. I don't have the roster in front of me for Notre Dame who had the the sack on Matt liner after being knocked down by an offensive lineman. You know what I'm talking about the up like two plays before the Dwayne Jarrett play a game. He Sacks Matt Leonard on like Nine Yard. Line that Derek Landry. Maybe it could have been. I don't know I don't have the roster I'll go back and check yeah Do that was. That was a dude play. That was dude effort. That should have won the game essentially for Notre Dame. Unfortunately for Irish fans didn't but I came away surprised that I also again thought Matt liner and Brady Quinn. Were better and I know there are other Games where they were definitely better and I know they're both playing against tough defenses and I know that they're not playing in modern versions of the spread. They did not have any arm talent. Much Trevor Trevor Laws Trevor. Laws tear lamb. They missed both of these teams. Missed a lot that was given to them. That was their B. B. A. Drops being overthrows. I was surprised that two guys who are taken in the first round who are for the most part rightfully lauded. They missed a lot of game. We'LL END HEY. Both teams really both peanut. Hell both Leonard and Brady Quinn. Both both teams had plenty of chances to win that football game and you know only one did but both of them for sure. It was out there. There were a bunch of opportunities that Left on the table. And it's part of what makes game one of the greats because it was so dead even the whole way through it was dead. Even it was back and forth right down to the final wire They're just a mess in the stands right an absolute mess in the stands and not to mention that. You're when you're in the stands at a football game Notre Dame stadium at least at the was not the easiest stadium in which to stay informed because they didn't have like the the electronics. Were just not on the level of the stadium right. It's not like beaver stadium where you've got a massive board that you can look at now. No it's not him statements that old crappy scoreboard. You've not what's going on. You can't see we didn't have the greatest seats in the world. They were good. We were in the stadium. We were happy to be there. But we didn't know that final sequence. We had no idea what was going on. It wasn't until after the fact that we saw the highlights. We actually understood the the sequencing in how things broke down but no it you just didn't know and because of that it was very emotional in the stands a lot of high. Fives lot of curse. Words being yelled out even in Notre Dame stadium. Yes and truly one of the greatest experiences I've had Just as a sports fan being in that stadium trying to decipher what the hell's going on should also mention Thomson Bukowski absolute times it. Because he played out of his mind in that game he ran back a punt. Yup He was beat a couple times. But never for touchdown like you. He was beat. I think by Steve Smith on a play action play but they were able to make. The play was not a housecall. Just knew the right angles. Yeah play play really gritty in that football game. Ambrose Wooden Wes welker type Gregg welcome. Yeah Ambrose Wooden. Who WAS THE CORNER Roy? Believe got beat by dwayne Jarrett on that notable. Pass play on the final sequence there Had A bunch of big plays leading up to that moment you know where he would track a guy down from behind and prevent a scoring players Sunday stuck with the receivers really well. I don't know if that was unexpected. But the Notre Dame secondary I thought did an admirable job one hundred and fifth in passing yards allowed per game that defense and to go toe to toe with USC. The way they did I you know. Usc had big chunk place as you said earlier and they certainly were the better team the more talented team out there. But Notre Dame's defense should just enough. They did enough to kind of keep that game close and If not for that final incredible drive by USC would one. Yeah and if not for the final drive for Notre Dame they would have lost bigger because that was. That was winning. Tom Brady Quinn. Fourth quarter comeback. Type thing mentality in his head but the drive he put together. I think he had like three or four passes that went for over fifteen yards leading up to quarter or that final drive for Notre Dame and then it was just stick after stick after stick and there was the one player he was running to his laughed. Sort of threw it at the last second lobbed it over a USC player to complete a first down. That was an incredible play There was a lot of what ifs in the game is. There are many big games and even little games I came away. I think just impressed with what that fourth quarter was. That overshadowed the rest of everything to me. I had an voicemail negative thoughts about some of the stall drives and and sort of what seems twenty. Twenty is obtuse play calling And just architecture of the offense which isn't fair to that time but I got in the re watch and we can talk about the broadcast itself. Here I was eighty six percent as excited as I was when I didn't know what was going to happen. And that's a testament to how great that ending was. It was a really good ending. Yeah the fourth quarter is up there up best. Does that game in some part of your brain remain in protest because of technically legal push at the end of the game. No no it doesn't because it for as close as the game was legal. Yeah yeah and surfer. As many chances I felt notre dame had it didn't have to come down to that play. No they had opportunities. I mentioned the Fasano fumble but there were others. There are other plays out there and Notre Dame wasn't able to take advantage so I e no it shouldn't have come down to that play to begin with and let's be honest. Notre Dame was ninth going into that game. Usc was number one and riding a huge winning streak twenty-seven Games. Yeah anything just to be close to me. Felt like gravy. I didn't expect that Notre Dame's GonNa win that game so I think it was a little easier to reconcile just for me as a fan again knowing that this was still probably a much more talented team. It didn't feel good knowing that nobody was tune but at the same time it wasn't in protest as I still felt like USC was the better of the two teams. I did like that. Notre Dame there's a section of Notre Dame's playbook that was probably labeled different kinds of sneaks for different situations Brady. Quinn ran the ball thirteen times in this game. They they he did. They had a third and fourth from their own twenty and they did like a quick sneak and they went for the twenty four for the first down ballsy. Stupid Work Right Stupid They were running. They were running. Brady Quinn on a number of third down. And don't know if that was a lack of confidence in his arm or the offensive line or receivers getting open Quickly enough against the USA defense but yeah he had like this this weird fake slant and then he would take off your sort of Tuck in that that converted like a third and five it was. There was a definite element to this game. Plan THAT INVOLVED BRADY QUINN. Toxic or pushes. The line forward as best as he can. Yeah like maybe. They saw something where the line was over committing and they tried to take advantage of that in short yardage situations. I I don't know but for sure like they're just with the running game. In general again Notre Dame ran the ball fifty two times here. Two point nine yards per carry so not at all efficient but if if you watched each play in a vacuum and if you were not able to connect it to the larger game plan which again I think was to try and drain the clock against a better offense. Kema field you. You could convince yourself that this was a video game where Charlie Weis was just trying to run the ball as much as possible. Yes you know like. It didn't feel all that balanced at least not early on in this game watching the the way that he called the game. It was a Sim city of a game plan built entirely out of modest residential housing. Exactly Yeah the adage that I- Bill Connolly. Espn just in terms of what metric wins? You the most games and you know people points turnover margin. And that's certainly one of the best ways to win a game by winning the turnover margin but Generating stopping explosive place is the metric that he has found most likely determine the outcome of a game. Usc One that metric. So what was your general? Take away from watching this game now. Fifteen years later It both played out faster and slower because of no attempt at tempo and running many places humanly possible not throwing as many passes probably either program would if it were twenty sixteen seventeen. Eighteen nineteen twenty The number of jumbo sets that both of these teams ran. Considering they had quarterbacks were very very successful with very very good receivers. I was surprised at how I mean. Don't drink every time I say. Twenty twenty is but how sort of old school for as as good as these programs were on offense and became offense. How three yards and a cloud of dust. They were willing to accept. That was weird to me. Yeah but also huddles huddles are weird to me. Now while it's funny you say that because my takeaway was that this great. Usc TEAM THIS ICONIC USC team would get bombed by Clemson. Oh yeah bombed by Joe Borough and Lsu or to an Alabama like under percent. It is such a different era. And it's really in the not so distant past no and in this. Listen it's in the last fifteen years. The ability and the The ability to scout and recruits find guys on online and watch way more tape than usual and better quality for universe totally different universe. Totally Different Universe So the talent and this was interesting to me because I went back and looked at the recruiting classes. At least however much you believe in a total depth of talent having to do with team success. Usc was a lot more talented than Notre Dame. Near the end of the Ty Willingham era in that first Charlie Weis recruiting class. This was a program finishing with classes in the twenties thirties. Whatever as USC was putting together. Top three four top one. If you believe certain recruiting sites recruiting classes this was a much more talented. Usc team than Notre Dame's was and so with that talent if we are going to Push that team into the modern era. I am positive this. Usc team could compete with anybody. But what they look like schematically on offense like this isn't this isn't working. This is your may be getting the best of what Stanford has been now but not what the recent best of Clemson Alabama Lsu has been fair enough so general takeaways on the broadcast quickly before we get to our guest I thought it was fine. Be Plus BB plus. I didn't take exception with any of what the announcers had to say. Most of the time I got a lot of replay which I was relieved about it. And we're GONNA see multiple angles by the by the way by the way interesting factoid. Yeah that interested more than just Tom Hammond. In this game given the rules at the time the visiting team got choose whether or not they'd have replay at their disposal and oh interesting. He Carol decided against it. I was saying just TV broadcast. No no I know but I'm saying from from the actual game. Oh Wow Inna standpoint of on field yeah P Carroll chose not to have replay. I thought Tom Hammond was was good enough. I thought Pat Haden was good enough. I thought the angles were good enough for the most part and I just missed the theme song desperately and Forever. Now it's funny. You should say that. Just wait for it. Wait for the the tesche. Here it is. Wow it's a hundred percent tash crazy. If only the the Notre Dame band had the foresight to just play that song yeah time and we'll out a guitar soloist. Now I was. I was pleasantly surprised. Even though it was sixty four percent to Khomri I was still pleasantly surprised with the broadcast itself. I thought they did a good job. I really did not. A huge fan of Tom. Hammond have never been but I thought he did a really good job in this game and Pat Haden was better than I remembered was was was doing a really good job there as well so One of those games that for sure will carry on in memory forever because Not just for the fourth quarter but the circumstances around the game. Just a ton of fun the whole way we do. Can we do one of those post scripts what happened after for everybody like at the end of the Sandlot or a bunch of movie hot? Yeah Benny The jet. Rodriguez went onto to set records for the dodgers and winked at the Guy. Calling the game in the booth. Who still wears old fishing does. This is part of why the Fox pregame show is a little weird for me. Because it's Brady Quinn. Reggie Bush Matt Line at all in the same set row. They are all friends They are all each other's godparents for their children. That's not true to my knowledge But it is strange but it's good. It's good that you get this sort of full circle. Nece to everything Spoiler charlize did not work out and Notre Dame no Bush's legacy at USC complicated Brady Quinn and Matt liner didn't necessarily work out. Nfl quarterbacks but USC is still chasing the ghost of p Carroll. And that's something No Notre Dame in the long term. I don't I don't know if you would say that Notre Dame has one but they've been a more stable program. Since the end of the Charlie Weis era. You Know Oh a hundred percent which is very strange to say considering what was going on into this game the five years going into this game where. It's just the slow rise for USC and just trying to pick their pets. Heads off the ground at Notre Dame. Yeah should mention. Just 'cause I like minorities the former Notre Dame athletic director Kevin Whites Yup his history at Notre Dame. As far as I can tell. I don't know if he hired Bob Davie but he gave Bob Davie and extension. Yes then tried to hire. George O'Leary didn't work out. Higher Willingham hired Charlie Weis gave Charlie Weis and extension that lasted at. Let's call it six years after he was let go from the university where he would collect this incredible check. I think every Christmas and now he is the athletic director. I believe at Duke so he is still a working athletic director and ty Willingham. Even though he made way for Charlie Weis went to Washington and I assume that all worked out really well he got a vote of confidence from then Washington President Mark Emirates. So everything I'm I'm sure is fine and Seattle No Notre Dame in terms of stability. They probably came out on top but they have not come close to what. Usc was able to accomplish. In this era. All right tie and now in the interest of equal time. We spent a lot of time in intro of this. Show talking about your emotions. As a Notre Dame fan the roller coaster of I would say some disappointment in the years leading up to USC Notre Dame two thousand five the thing is with USC leading up to this game. It was gravy. It was it was good times all around. And since we have you as an emotional stakeholder tie I think we need a professional stakeholder on the other side of things for equal time Yogi Roth who wore a number of hats for USC at this time he I mean in today's parlance. I guess he would have been an offensive analyst. He was an offensive assistant. He was in the booth next to lane. Kiffin who is calling the game for the USC OFF. He got a cameo on the broadcast. We saw them. We were texting back to him very briefly in the booth on the broadcast in the second half you have to look closely for a nine year old. Yogi rock up in the booth Yogi Roth of course now the PAC twelve network. Look up all of his podcast. The Roth show. He does a pack twelve podcasts. With Ted I was going to say Ted Miller Ted Robinson of the PAC twelve network. And they're doing zoom showed while we're all at home Yogi. Thank you for joining us. A thank you for ringling. Back Down Memory Lane. I appreciate it of course so I want to get into this right now. This was a huge game. You were part of a number of huge games with USC. What do you remember about even just the season leading up to mid October South Bend Indiana? My first year coach Dan so to me. It was all just coach forever and never lose a game you know and I known since I was nineteen and he had become the biggest influence on my life outside of my parents at a young age and he would always pulled me and his son is run game coordinator for the Seahawks Brandon aside and say guys. This is not really. Coaching is like we're in. La Hollywood undefeated go for a third straight natty. I just came off of like career at Pittsburgh and life was in life was epic you know and clearly that wasn't necessarily the case as you look back on that now knowing what we all know what the profession but that's what I remember. It was just so special. It was so dynamic it was was unlike anything I'd ever felt you know I just played for four years in college at a high level and SC was a different stratosphere. And what I had come to learn that it remains that like nothing in college. Football's ever been like the because of Los Angeles had because of Obama. Wins Clinton wins. But they're doing in the middle of nowhere compared to when we were doing it so it was epic man. And then you add in Notre Dame you add in Charlie Weis you add in all the drama around the rivalry and even pete would say his first year. He hyped up the drama so much the team and then he realized like kids see the players. They don't really care they care more about the UCLA game they do Notre Dame because they grow up with all those kids so he was like let me just treat it as as another game versus everything. That of course was building around it. What are you doing behind the scenes at this point? I mean I know you're working with the offense and are you working closely with the coordinators but what are what are your specific responsibilities. As it is. A watching film is working with the guys in on the practice field. Is it helping to scouts ahead of time? What what is it that you were doing? Well it was. It was Kinda Fun because there's the beginning of my career there. It was the first four straight years that I spent at as seen by the end. End Up writing. Coach Carroll's book and in the beginning I was just trying to survive. You know literally like you think and I told US athletes all the time when they think about coaching. We think we know the game when you were playing you know and I was like the smart receiver. Cause I wasn't the biggest of the fastest but I knew nothing compared to what you need to know when you join a coaching staff. So there I was called six months at a time. And you're just doing everything. That lane and stark said remember. This is the transition of office coordinators. Right Norm Chow. Left the titans and in Kane these two thirtysomethings certificate and righted was their nickname at least in the La Times. At the time. And I was trying to do anything I could for them so I was always a week ahead in terms of advance scouting. So you break down. Three to five games of Notre Dame the previous week. We were playing. Asu and we'd geared up for this. Want so I was already ahead of ahead of the curve a little bit and then I drew every play so if I wasn't moving I have the call sheet from that game but it's in the bottom of a box right now and our playbook and my job was the draw of every play for the offense the players and the staff with all the notes in and what Sarkin Lane did what was brilliant. Is My knee drawing. Those plays literally thousands of times. It forced me to to learn it and gains mastery around it so I did that. And then my responsibility was the actual call sheet. So the thing that you'd see SAR calling on the sideline when you watch the game back or what lanes looking at That was me typing until two or three every morning. Little changes changes in the wristband that liner would be wearing. I would make and built all of the administrative elements. I guess you would say on the offensive side so Yogi. You did some of the advanced work. I'm sure on on Notre Dame. How much of what? The coaches saw from your advance scouting today. Sort of put into practice. Like what did they see in that advance scouting that they sought to exploit on Game Day while the advance scouting? The thing that it does is that it just basically phrase. I like to use the chunk information so it says hey majority on the first day of a possession or first intense situation secondhand. They're playing this on defense third and whether it's the one two three four to six etc etc. They're playing this. These are the bullets as they like to bring. This is when they like to bring them. This is the front and what it allows us to do. Is when you click into next game mode. Which is Sunday usually Sunday afternoon? You kind of have an idea. So then when you're drawing cards or you're trying to send out like back in the day would be like one piece of paper We would give quarterback. They'd come up Sunday night and it'd be like these are the initial thoughts we have for first and second down in the past game. What do you think Matt John? David you know mark. I think it was a freshman at the time or inches. So that that's what it does. Kinda give them a little head start. But what hired Leonard is that coaches are so like G. in young coaches. We do all this work but Kind of like it matters. But it kind of doesn't because coaches just trust themselves especially play caller so they kind of do it all themselves so Sunday nights I would sit in socks office and sit next to him as he kinda redid and double checked everything to make sure that if I call it something to nerd out and he goes like to in over front right which would be like the nose tackle over one side of the center and the three the Interior Defensive Linemen oversight of the Guard. While if they saw him moved six inches they might call it something different so they were always kind of double check in those numbers to make sure they were right so they gave him an idea But I don't think any coach in the country is GonNa Count on or trust like a twenty two twenty three year. Old Kid give them any sort of advanced game plan to be honest. What was the general vibe among the team going into the Notre Dame Game? I know you said Pe- Carol tried to treat it more like any other game but you know this is a program that came into the Notre Dame game with a twenty seven game winning streak. There was a lot of confidence there but Generally speaking was was it confident vibe. I mean they had a bit of a scare against Arizona state that I suppose could have changed the confidence level but what? Where was the team at going into this game? Yeah no confidence. Was I still think what Pete did their run? Our confidence how we built it was so different than than than anybody else in the history of College Football East in my twenty years around. This graft in and I say that because we didn't gain confidence based on how he played on Saturday and that was like ingrain manipulated into the brains of coaches and definitely the influence torrential players. Which was you're GonNa gain your confidence practice on Monday and Pete was so good at you know you heard about it like the the days of the week you know. Tell the truth Monday. Competition Tuesday No repeat are no turnover Wednesday in a repeat Thursday and perfect Friday and that was basically what you just did and you were so ingrained in engrossed in that that you didn't really think about like all man like we got Notre Dame this week or we gotta go to Sun Devil Stadium this week like we didn't really care and it was interesting because here. We are as coaches specifically for me. I Grope Notre Dame Fan all want to do is go there. I went to Pitt because Notre Dame turn me down like a sad as that is to say so. I'm here thinking about this rivalry like. Hey dwayne Steve. Like Matt like you kidding me like you guys are juiced up like I am and they they were just like this and you gotta give him credit for that and that is all that all the psychology now with that said all the coaches we knew was that what was at stake. The players knew was at stake in terms of if you lose you know at that air of college football. You're kinda outside looking in at a national championship opportunity. So guys knew that and they felt that but we knew that we escaped the previous week but we also knew that we really heard ourselves in that game and you go back and watch it. The first half was super hot. Nobody's paid a hottest. I'd ever been in my life. You know come from Pennsylvania. We weren't prepared for that but we cannot just kick the daylights out of them in second half and we knew that we were the most talented team in the country. And if we just executed we would win and we would dominate teams. We knew it wouldn't be easy to get everybody's best shop but our confidence never was was never really a question like even when we lost the Texas that year like coffins but still through the roof. And that's all about Pete of trying to just really just made everybody realize that confidence is often comes from your own self talk versus what other people are saying on the field against Notre Dame the USC offense had A. I would say up and down day. There were some things that just looked kind of sloppy. There were you know maybe misreads that were drops their Notre Dame overwhelmed. The run game at certain times do remember being surprised by how well the Notre Dame defense was playing. Do Remember thinking that your own offense seemed rattled by a moment that perhaps was bigger than they anticipated because was not the USC offense that we had seen in big moments before. Yeah I can remember like yesterday I remember. Have you know everyone? And Notre Dame that there's halftime locker room is the worst locker move ever seen in terms of college right. Yeah I've been inside and couple of years but it hasn't really changed you know it's Kinda like your old school like a bad gym locker and high school. I got a couple rows a couple rows and doing no space to address the team. We came in. And we're very clear. And and we're we're a second half team that whole year right. Pete's real tenure. They were second half program right which is pretty much a detriment to ever. Usc coach after him. Because everybody just wants to make changes like Pete NATO. It wasn't really about the the quarterback changes we made. But we're just GONNA reset a lot of times at halftime and know exactly what worked Sark AND LANE. Start specifically as brilliant. I've never been around anybody ever. They can see the game from the sideline like he can see the game from the sideline I mean he he can tell what the defense the line is doing on the far side of the defense of wine. It's fascinating to hear those guys operating. That's where we were We also knew we were going to get their best shot. You know if you go back in time guys. Every team rocks the boss now right. We started that the previous day. We got there Friday and there was ten thousand fans for a walk through outside Notre Dame Stadium and we start rocking the bus right the grass than its x amount inches higher than it usually is And then for me I played at Notre Dame a budge at Pitt. And we lost every game like this game kinda shook out in terms of you just kind of ran out of steam and you hate to say it was like touchdown. Jesus helped him out to a certain degree. I just felt so real because how many teams have gone into that stadium and played great. And you lose late. Or that's kind of how Notre Dame has built their program on a lot of like fourth quarter wins so I kinda feel on that and I think our team. It went back to our confidence. They never flinched. Like even when we were down it was never were. GonNa lose here the streak ends. It was never. I don't feel as though our guys felt the burden of like it kept getting bigger and heavier on my God. Oh my God this streak ends. I felt as though the pressure was on Notre Dame like end. This game ended. Let's let's end it in and you look at the last couple of drives of that game and some moments like Brady. Quinn obviously plays out of his mind to a large degree. Makes that touchdown run? He's playing loose but we knew parts of their team playing tight and I feel that looking back on. I felt I felt then. They were trying not to lose once they had the lead versus us. We were saying just give. Us gives another chance man. I don't care how much time is left. Let's go. How many times in the booth was the phrase? Oh my God thank God Reggie. Bush plays for us. Oh my God I mean he. He has those two enormous touchdowns he's a threat in the in the receiving game. Notre Dame has to account for him on every play and this is a US team that had run the ball really well all year long was not outside of Reggie and his some of his long runs running the ball that well matt liner was not hitting receivers downfield he had a big play to dominate bird. He had a couple of big plays In the intermediate range but this was not the USC offense consistently like it had been earlier. Is it just? Oh my God. Thank God Reggie Bush is here. There was a lot of that. I mean I remember the the run where he kinda hurdled a safety and I remember watching that I was like it's a route. We're going to run these dudes out of the stadium that too. But forget the sixties named who was the boxer. Tom's Tom's of he played out of his mind. I remember he was all over the field in that game. Yeah exactly I mean. Those are the ones that like. That's what killed us in that game. Like you go back and at least the one. We went back and watch it as a staff. It was like it was the first time all year that year where throughout the game they were not a lot of plays let alone drives or we didn't have bus you know we didn't have unforced errors. I would call him nuys caster so the punt return total bust. Unfortunately we don't do that like we had done that. It was terrible like removing the ball on the run game. But then we wouldn't make a block or somebody would slip on backside. No from from a defensive ends. They appointed track down the inside zone. Play the killing us all game. We just couldn't get out of our way. And of course you gotta give Credit Notre Dame. They had obviously talented team in that regard. They were playing with incredible. Energy and confidence in the crowd was epic and all the stuff in that place. I know you guys have been there. But it's it's really cool because it's literally feels like Like Cameron Indoor. Maybe in basketball fans are literally on top of you I think that's kind of how the game went. We never were able to put anything together for a long period of time in that ballgame. Are Yo- you mentioned the grass. You were there as part of the staff I was there is a fan and I remember walking out to my seat looking at the field and thinking what the hell is what. Surely somebody forgot to do their chores here. Walking through maybe the day before walking out onto the field the day of like. Is there any reaction to that whatsoever? What did people say when they saw the length of the turf before the night before in the meeting? And you know it was kind of the old coaching adage of cool. That might slow us down. But it's GONNA slow you down to so so we really didn't care. It was kind of like a and you look back in in that rain that era of coach Carroll every team Oklahoma. There's even quotes from Bob. Stoops around this game where a lot of teams hoped things went their way. You know they hoped that it rain. They hoped that the grass load reggie down. They hope that we turn the ball over. And the differences of hoping versus knowing dramatic. I still say that now like a fringe bowl team is still hoping things go. Well in fourth quarters. The Games Clemson Bama certain teams. They know what they can do and who they are and that. That's what we were really. Okay cool like you WanNa do that. You WanNa bring ten thousand you WanNa Charlie Weis. Run his mouth like whatever it is that go ahead. Let's keep hoping that things go well because we know that we're going to run EYESO- right up your you know We know that dwayne Jarrett won't get covered in single coverage. We know that our defense is going to bring pressure that was just the mindset and I don't want it to be felt as arrogance but it was right on that edge and that's where Pete was masterful like he got us to play right on edge and that's why you know. Our team led the nation penalties. A lot of the time or was one of the worst teams like we played on an edge officials knew it opponents knew it But it also allowed us to be as talented as we were and that's the edge Called the edge of uncomfortable where greatness happens and and that's where our team was. It was such a competitive environment so the the game comes down to the final drive for each team. Really Notre Dame puts together an unbelievable drive. Brady Quinn Total Gamer. Leads them down the field. They take the lead. Notre Dame does and then USC with their backs against the wall. Matt Lennart comes the Line of scrimmage checks into a play that or checks into something that wasn't necessarily called down from the booth or from a headset on the sideline. What was that final. What was that Matt Liner Clay? And what was supposed to be? And what did he do? We know what he checked into. But what was the process involved? In the biggest moment of that regular season I remember like yesterday It was cool. I I could remember. Matt's is on the highlight film. And I've always said I still believe this Matt. Leonard is the COOLEST Guy I've ever met no fence either. One of you like the way. I went three three three. That's always had this aura about him like that. That it factor when you walk into a room people feel you and you make them better and he always did that and I remember. the sequence and. I'll take you through it so up in the booth next Elaine. My job at the time is the basically right down with play we run and then the coverage that is run in association with the Other Guy. Sitting next to me is job is to write down the defensive front and if there's bliss after the series we give those pieces of paper and Elaine and he looks at what do they play against what formation we come up there now and here. It is season on the line right. Everybody knows it and play call is sixty one. I believe it was Sam. Protection Y Y option and the play in the formation. I believe it was a three by one formation and the option route is from your tight end Dominique Byrd Dominic bird. He can either take out the option in or there's no deep safety threat to go out. There was clearly a deep safety. And what Lane says the SAR- SAR- relays to Matt Is. If they give us this certain look check it to eighty to stay and eighty to stay slug was F- win was the audible that we often called and it was old school west. Coast offense Slant and go on for a frontside or I guess it'd be on the backside and then Basically slug away in on the on the front side. So it's slightly go. Dwayne Jarrett seem route by The slot receiver hitch way outside and Max Protection by title Dominic Bird and the running back running back. Reggie could trickle out. If he had to later he trickled down on the previous snap. If you remember that when he caught and made a nice game so we audible that we call sixty one. We call the option play. And here's lane next to me and I'm like not saying a word obviously Just kind of watching you see the coverage. You know what they need to see. And it's really this moment of Zen amid chaos of lane Sark liner. And they go. It's the look. It's the look. Have them change it and Sark screen and voice that you know eighty to stay and the signal is? I'm giving it to you now. I don't know if you can usually wide binoculars exactly and is out to the side. And he gives them that signal and everybody realize it and you you hear Matt with his eye black left to the right offensive line tight end. Everybody gets the signal and single high. And we're like okay if his eyes can hold the safety. Which was the whole point if it's the single. I defense like we're GONNA WE'RE GONNA win and they did and DJ. Dwayne obviously wins is released. At the line of scrimmage and for the first time and a long time the the football gods if you believe in them and I don't necessarily do all the time if you believe in them they're on the side of the visitor in Notre Dame stadium. It goes right past or through arms. Sees me off the DVD and doing make the catch. So we see in the booth before it happens. He's got him he's got he's gotTa. And then I hate to say it. But I had zero poise. No one had any poise because he caught it and we are jumping up and down to the frus box. Gandhi j going number lane coach receivers recruited Dwayne at a New Jersey. And we're thinking this is housecall. Walk off this is how you win the ball game and As he's doing that we're all celebrating the papers that I referenced. Earlier are now everywhere. There's nothing like Notre Dame Because there is an old iconic stadium. Maybe they have this little. Tv up in the right. And I'm like Fish Talbot in Vegas and I smash the television and I felt like I broke it but it didn't matter like you just was next play right. You're screening. Chitty Adrenalin his insane. For me I have utter distaste for everything Notre Dame because here. I am like twelve months removed from playing only wanted to go there and never beat him in my career as a player we always lost close as a reference earlier. So I like instantly ver- back to like the kidding college in heartbe and then he gets hawked and we're thinking Oh my God it's chaos right and we sit back and like headsets off man like this is not like it's like organized chaos right this pandemonium in the booth. What sideline like you guys saw right? And there's a great youtube viral clips. That are out there all over With everybody Kinda running back and forth and among amid all of that and I just talked about our no attacked of Youtube Sears. Doing ABOUT COACH. Carroll 'cause it was one of his proudest moments and when he looks back on his career because he wasn't that way he was straight like toys and he always had trained himself in the moments of chaos. He would be the calmest any was and here. We are trying to figure it out. What do we do? Why don't we do in hit a period there? But that's basically what sat out the next segment of place so the next segment of plays is the Bush Bush Bush. Bush is forever in the history of college. Football Matt liner goes up to the line ax. If he's GonNa stop the clock because the clock was winding at that point in time you as he was out of timeouts instead of clocking the ball decides to go forward initially stopped on that on that I push he kinda spins around he's facing backwards towards Reggie Bush and registered gives him a shove and knocks him into the end zone. Alas THE BUSH PUSH. What is the reaction like after that? Well gotTA remember to write prior to that Leonard. Snakes and kind of does like the Wurley bird down on the sideline and the clock runs out and the fans rushed the field and they think the game's over and again titas straight poise and it's set back up and while that's happening. The headsets are still on lane and SAR again. They were just so dialed and they're talking about what to do what the play call is going to be and we had an audible within that play. Call where you're signaling SPIKE SPIKE SPIKE IT? But if one of the coaches pointed at you basically gave you the option came out. If you WANNA take it take it and we would always tell the trust in the world and math and any ensure you guys have heard the story from Matt's mouth If not it's a great story. He shared it He shared her many times where he kind of turns around and looks at. Reggie goes say. Let's do this and that was kind of the relationship those two had you know everything that they'd been through and what we've been through. Reggie was on his own eyes and run at the time and Got Way goes and you. It was gonNA make it like there was never a hesitation in your offense alive and you look you look back at that offensive line. We're talking like Ryan Kalil Sand Baker. I mean there's the of dues on that line I'll be able to kick out in the NFL and it wasn't going to allow it to happen. And you just kind of happened to sell motion man and when it happened. We lost our minds again. in the booth and all we. WanNa do is get down there as fast as possible and I'll never forget it because there's only two of these that I remember in my career one of them's this game. The other ones the Texas game that we lost. But you usually get escorted down by police security especially Notre Dame. Because it's it's not like I don't know what is now for staffs that really set up for staff to get back down to the booth or get down to the locker room very easily like you basically have to kind of run through the fans at find your way back to the tunnel on their work your way through the tunnel. I mean it's it's chaos in this game was Balkars so we get out and there's people everywhere because people are pissed right like Notre Dame has relieve in. Everybody's you know pushing shouldn't be and nobody really knew the rule. I BELIEVE IN THAT ERA. Like you guys watch the broadcast. I highly doubt they said like you're allowed to push but you can't pull I got real didn't even exist yet football so there was a lot of debate about what went on let alone. Should the game already been over? So Notre Dame fans clearly are very upset in that regard so as lane rocky Seto Myself Dave Watson Sam Auto. There's a couple of us that are like scurrying out and I'm trying to gather up all those day. I don't WanNA leave. Anything like every coach is paranoid. That like you leave all your secrets. Even though they already does the same thing for the most part gather everything out. Put IT in a briefcase and TV's pretty much disaster. I've been away and we run our way down and get the locker room as fast as possible because first master was pete was at so many things. He was such a great orator and we wanted here. What he's say. Celebrate with with the fellows and it was crazy and it was just. It was an ultimate exit game of like not of thank God. It's over. We won most teams. That are going for a natty. I think feel that way. It's more of like Holy Shit. That just happened like can you believe and it was almost that moment where I think Matt made you. Reggie definitely the staff we knew there was something special occurring not just for that season but in the big picture of collegiate athletics in College football so just felt like pain and this is like this year. We're going win. That Game Win Wall. Yeah and and you know you from the other side being fan in the stadium with a good friend of mine who was USC fan. We had done plenty of trash talk leading up to that game even throughout the game but after that sequence the last two minutes again like you said totally bonkers. We walked out of that stadium and didn't say a word to each other for good twenty thirty minutes because again we were still processing like Holy Shit. This happened we were here. We saw it with our own eyes and total pandemonium in the stadium. Didn't quite know what was going on. The clock runs out. People run on the field. Did he score? Did he not score? What happens when Dwayne Jarrett caught the ball? How did he get open like so many questions without the benefit of having the TV in front of you that We just didn't know how to react. It was an insane moment in sports. It was out of control. I if I was also you look back moments in our careers now like it was great for the game. You know and it's great. Se Notre Dame or good. You know and national conversation that year you know. There's a lot of back story. There Right Charlie Weis and Pete Carroll traded spots with the Patriots and the jets parcells staffs. And I don't say there's bad blood there but it wasn't like nobody was buddy buddy in that regard. Pete never made a personal. But you could feel it to a degree like there was just a lot of underlying dynamics and Charlie gets the job and I don't want to misquote him but it was something along the lines of we're GONNA have. Decided schematic advantage. Which clearly was ridiculous. But there's a lot there was just a lot going on. And then you add in the game and the programs in the history and it was really It was really a gift to be a part of Saul part of of that team in that year and and as I get older just that that program because it is different it's way different than Alabama. It's Clemson and what was the closest thing to me at. What Pete did is obviously in a different conference in completely different community. Yogi Roth thank you very much for your time and I was. I was sweating a little bit when you were talking about the automobile ahead of the Dwayne Jarrett play like what's going to happen. What is he still going to catch it and he did he totally did? And I appreciate that sort of insight which unfortunately tie in section four could not provide the show nope anytime fellas. I love what you're doing. Yeah I always I love all your content you know. I am a big fan of showroom. I T shirt today. I do love my solid herbal tea. I appreciate it those thing. A soft material only. That's I live. And that's how the Soliver ballers live I love will stay. Thanks for having me take care of Hank you all right Dan. Well there you go cool stories cool insight from our friend. You'll roth from the PAC twelve network This has been fun. We're going to do more of these. You get to pick the next game. I'll do a heartbreaking oregon loss. Okay if the first two episodes are going to be tie makes peace with an old wound. I will make peace in the same way an old oregon wound. So here's the deal unit how to find us. Subscribe to the show. Wherever your podcasts. We will be here. We will be with you. All throughout the quarantine and forevermore You can also follow us on twitter on instagram and on facebook. Check out the sub. Reddit as well you can find all that stuff adds solid verbal dot com. And if you've got anything to send via email it's solvable at gmail.com. Damn if you're using zoom or skype or any sort of video conferencing service for your work while you're at home this just a reminder sit in front of a window get some natural light on you get some natural eight. Treat your video professionally. That's all all right Dan. This has been fun agree. I can't wait to do this again. I really hope this fall. That will be nice for that guy over there. My good friend. 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10/27/2020 - Hour 2 - Time for The Patriots to Tank for Trevor Lawrence?

The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker

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10/27/2020 - Hour 2 - Time for The Patriots to Tank for Trevor Lawrence?

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I agree you know it'd be almost like saying not they haven't been as dominant obviously is the Lakers maybe like saying the Lakers or The Celtics or At this point the Patriots you know are steelers having won a super bowl or championship in thirty two years. That's hard to fathom thinking. Do you see Dallas do something? down. Chris is been twenty-five. You're right right. But you're right and think about all the young kids who've grown up in. La Oh never seen the dog when you got thirty year old men who had never senior team win I mean that. That is because when we were growing up the dodgers. He's the dodgers you Pittsburgh came or with our family the reds obviously L. But there were a handful of teams that were just national teams and the dodgers, one of them and they were huge. So all right. Well, we have a special guest to start off this hour is a four time superbowl champion. Now, working as an NFL analyst coach at the college level and the pro level, we're pleased to welcome in Charlie Weis Charlie welcomes. What's going on man? You know this is this is truly COUPLA I'm talking to. You right about that childhood we are. Named we are, aptly named. Obviously. A lot of people know you from Your Time on the coaching staff in New England, and so we gotta start with Tom Brady. Look he's forty three years old. If you're watching their games I, mean he is his ball placement. Has Been Really. I'll say surprising me but it's been impeccable for the last several weeks and three of his touchdowns I thought in on. Sunday grunk. Scotty Miller and Tyler. Johnson. We're just perfectly plays balls. What are you surprised? I know you have faith in Brady obviously, but he is forty three. He isn't a new system. Are you surprised at what he's been able to do so far? No. No. Because one one time he knows that he's on his way down. So he'll he'll walk away. Is Too. Big. He's bigger competitor if he didn't think that he can play at a high level. He he would retire. It causes too important for him to to strive for excellence. So I knew, you know as a matter of fact, I thought on the summer and you know he's he had the I tiger now it was almost like a kid in a candy store. and. You know it's almost like you know him happen approve himself. Okay, I was there under bill the whole time you know, and now I'm going to a new place with new guys and I think his age was almost relevant to them. You know he wanted to go in there and do all. He could to help the team win and eighteen touchdowns four interceptions so far I'd say so far. So Good Charlie you just said something that I. Think is spot on is that despite all that's going on in his career Tom Brady does feel like he has to prove something because not everybody buys into the idea that it was all him and when we talk about, Christian, I argue all the time Tom Brady has had a great career that's not the issue but the Patriots team which part of an and won four championships with. Adam Vegetarian was a big part of that team. One of the greatest kickers, the NFL's overseen bill. Belichick is one of the greatest coaches we've ever seen and the defense that he was able to have in the last three super bowls that the Patriots have won. The opponent hadn't scored a point in the fourth quarter which allows you to be able to get back and win games and even that Ram Super Bowl. They scored three points Charlie, and remember the rams had the fifth grade is offense and the history of the NFL going into that Super Bowl. So I think Tom Brady does feel like he has something to prove that. It, it's not just Bill Bella check or other people, but he wants to be included and do you think that he needs to do that or my off base on this? Listen this guy playing with a chip on his shoulder from the day he entered the league. He walked into the League pissed off. You know that he was drafted into six round like it was all he was already. Okay and And he just you know he he sat for a year. It was our fourth string quarterback, his rookie year. says. The next year you know bledsoe gets hurt early in the Air A. Training camp as a matter of fact, the competition for the second quarterback was actually too close to call between him and Damon. You're. You know it wasn't like he he clearly beat out Damon. They brought a Damon from the as a from the backups for the dolphins to be the number, two quarterback and Tom and being number three. But you know we we we decided by a nudge. He'd be a guy. You know, and then he went in there the year of Super, Bowl thirty six and we took baby steps we started off we didn't start off the year very good and as the year went on, we got better and better, and we played to our defense, and then by the end of the year, you know he's he's on a two minute drive against the greatest show on turf. It field goal range that kick a field goal to begin dynasty. What Charlie is, I was saying we talk about who deserves more credit both of them deserve a ton obviously belichick Brady and I've been on the side of the Brady deserves a little more in I've used Bella checks record. You know without Brady's seven years without Brady not including this when he's made the plows once and obviously drew bledsoe what and chopped liver. Guys in New England, he was a pro bowl quarterback several years. What was it about Brady or is it about Brady that you know I mean he's stepped in you guys I think we're owing to when he took over and the rest is history. What is it about this guy that separates him in terms of just winning because obviously, that's all these done. Well. There's two different. I have to break it into two different parts. When he first started. Okay it was just. It was like taking baby steps and growing as the year went on. You know and we did more and more because we understood complimentary football. The strength of our team was our defense so we would go into a game. How we play that game, we're playing against somebody that we have the score, a bunch of points. Then we game plan accordingly but usually we played into the strength of our team, which are which was our defense. Now as the years went on, you know that changed. I mean, Super Bowl thirty. You know we're we're we're you know basically nothing nothing till the end of the second quarter, and then there was a score best for the rest of the game between the two teams was supposed to be a deepest struggle. I don't think anyone stopped anyone for half. So I mean and. What I can say about both Commun- bill is it's really not fair. You know it's really not fair either way to sit there and say it was one guy over the other I, mean obviously right now it doesn't take a brain surgeon to sit there and halfway through the air and. Say. It was more time. Then it was bill because right now the Patriots are struggling and and Tommy Tommy in a box or doing fine. But in reality haven't been there just being a small part of the team that I was I, can tell you that those we need both those guys are sure I valid hall of Famers, maybe the greatest of all time at their respective at their respective jobs and and try to separate one from the other I don't think. We would you just mentioned Charlie about new, England and CAM and the Patriots are playing well after week three or four people were saying well, look at what the Patriots doing what Tom Brady things were moving along Cam got covert. He's come back. He's really struggled five interceptions. The last two games can they get that turned around in New England and get cam back to where he was or or do you see some dangerous on Chali Well you definitely see dangerous signs, but here's one. Here's one of the problems when you have a core back like cam and this has been, you know Tam's career now Kamson MVP caliber talent at the quarterback position but we all know one of the things they do because of his rare unique skills are designed Paul runs with him carrying a ball. And I've never been a big fan of cold runs especially inside runs. Like power encounter in those things for a quarterback because those guys on defense, you know just love the opportunity to get some vicious hits on them besides when they're pass rushing absolute vote I. Think think I think if cams healthy. Okay he's he keeps his habits good. I think it would cam's not healthy. Then he falls back into the same things that we've seen in his career where we start thrown flat-footed and some of those things do I think he can write it absolutely. I think he can I mean and I think that you know he you know you know he's in a situation right now where he kinda knows you know he better, he better fix this in a hurry. Because you know. I says, they played buffalo in Buffalo. This week. Buffalo never be some patriots. I mean like a couple times over the last. Fifteen fifteen twenty years but I mean they hardly ever wit. But Buffalo you know who was a favorite in this game and Buffalo were to win this game this week. I think the division races Oh. They get. Oh. And I'm I'm not going to his office out the division but I'm saying if the Patriots when a losing a fourth game to row and and and the bills walk out of that game six and to you know that is a big big lead to try to to try to come back from the individ-. Former NFL college coach Charlie Weis, joining the Chris I just. Real Quick Tampa Bay's already scored one nothing right Rose arena a Rozo radio with a home run in the first inning. Tampa's up one nothing over the dodgers somebody Yankees. Dot knocked out of his baseball season ended. All seasons. I don't I don't say that show. Holly I. Is Out I mean I'd say the same thing I'm on the radio people talking about the world series and said, baseball season is a couple weeks. I hear you I, hear your net. Charlie I was GONNA. Ask You about Arizona. And but but I I've you brought up the Dolphin? So I'm GONNA go there. Did they make the right move going to to? We heard you know Ryan Fitzpatrick values heartbroken. Obviously they were playing pretty good football. Do you think it was the time to go to? I have my my my guess on how this went down. Now. Once again, this is nothing but a guess. Originally, Miami's by was supposed to be week eleven. But because of Colon by ended up being. An IBM this past week. I think the organizational you make probably determined. That by that time By the body we that would be the best sign to put two in there where he'd have two weeks, two weeks to practice and get ready for a game. And won the Edwin because of their schedule God changed because of Covid I think they just stuck to the plan. A my surprise that they made this move at this time. Yes. I'm surprised I. Think this was playing good enough. Okay. Good enough it is clearly the leader of the team but when they drafted to a they drafted to a for the future of this of this program. He's ready to go. Hey, I'm a big Fan. Okay. I'm a big fan but I'm I'm you know I love to I've been. I watch some place for a couple of years. You know he was really close with my kid who was down there in Alabama I'm a tour fan. It was there ever a good time to pull popular guy like fits? No what are you just rooting for him to have a bad game to make a change? No I mean. So if there's ever a time to make a change around by always a good time. All right. That's Charlie. Why Charlie pressure stuff. Actually I know I know you're from the New York? And you know you watch the couple on channel eleven with Tony. Tony Randall and Jack Klugman so I just want to know. That's why I'm Oscar. Thanks a lot. That's Charlie Weis. Gustaf from you rob little background on time Brady here he was there he he just ought. All happened right so he's a better guy. To be able to break it now. Yeah. No question about that. All right. It is the couple, Chris Rob and This just might be the worst five and two team in NFL history as right we'll get into that. Next is the odd couple Fox Sports Radio Fox sports radio has the best sports talk lineup in the nation catch all of our shows at Fox sports radio DOT COM and within the iheartradio APP search F. S. are to listen live. Let's imagine a world where no one ever cuts corners. 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Tisha Tuesday becoming you live from the Geiko. Fox Sports Radio, Studios ROB. You mentioned it as we were talking to Charlie Weis Randy arose arena goes yard in any number one. And puts the raise up one OH. Johnson in trouble they got men on first and second to our. They had one out. He just got out the last batter. But we'll see if we survive he's already throw like twenty four pitches. Yes you're. Right, they did their job Chris because they'll get them out of the game right. Abbas I in and. Out here. They could beat up a couple of runs. They. If I'm them I I feel like I gotta get one of these runners in Gabrielle. One of these I agree because they have say out of it. Yeah. Okay. I mean he he survived it twenty, four, twenty, five pitches. He's survived the one run so. If they send him out for the second I guess they will. All Right, eight, seventy, seven, ninety, nine, or Fox eight, seven, seven, nine, nine, six, sixty, three, sixty, nine, and we're going to have Dan Wetzel joining us at the bottom of the Hour Rob Yahoo Sports Collars bestselling author. But I gotta say this right we we. ARE TALKING NFL. And there's an interesting thing. GOING ON IN CHICAGO. They're five and two course last night they lost twenty four to ten to the rams. With. Not, like the end of the world. Game. was when that game here's wasn't in La Right. I'm not sure where yeah was in la. Yes. Not a horrible. So it's not like a horrible laws that they came to l., a. and loss to the rams. So let's not I'm going to say is this though rob? I mean, obviously, they're winning because of their defense. They got A. Stunned defense. And I rob. I think. They went. To Nick foles too early. They were to in one when they bench Mitch Trubisky. And Nick foles has been anything but impressive. In the in his you know. Three four starts four starts that he's had. and. They're winning despite him. They're not winning because I think yesterday did he have to picks? No touchdown passes to picks they are winning is fighting and you and I-. Matinee, you should gave us a call Matt Negative barons coach. He should've gave us a call. He should have downloaded the podcast right then. We would have been saying it could have been a million in one in a month Chris. He could have been a million and I go right now. Right I mean look you notice I've I like Nick Foles I've used them against you arguments about Winston all that but we both know we both have said it. Put The keys in his hand as going to drive the car off the cliff if you do it too early. He does he is one of those guys rob that. I think it's because he just doesn't like the pressure and the responsibility of having to deliver. When nothing's expected, it's the end of the season. Nobody expects us to do anything in the play offs. He'll be great as we saw what a few years ago. But when you give him the ball and say, it's your team nick. We believe in you sixteen weeks we're putting it all in your hands he can't do it. And they went to into world were two and one which are bisky their numbers neither one of them. Impressive. I'm not trying to say trubisky's all that now. No. But we do know who nick foles. Is Chris we've talked about he's not your quarterback of the future. He's just not remember when they went down everybody all they went and got him for Jacksonville remember that yeah lost a job down Jackson couldn't even hold onto the job. And we see the pattern he's had it a few times where giving them the job because he looked so good and relief normally, and then let's not forget that game against Atlanta that he came back Chris had the great comeback right. Everybody. Beats Atlanta. Did you see what Matthew Stafford in the Lions did to Atlanta? Cowboys. Exhibit. Everybody beats them. So you can't judge a performance against the Atlanta Falcons. Exhibited. Roy approved positive I'm sorry now you're right and trubisky again, his numbers weren't great foles historic four about forty more yards per game than sure. Bisky was however trubisky better touchdown to interception ratio yes sixteen. Three picks foles has six six and trubisky has in be in passer rating and QBR and so. Look they had already obviously made the decision that trubisky is not their guy either for the future but I just think you went to early if you gone foles in week eleven, you might have been. You might've been Ari right, but it's too early now and they can't. They can't go back now to Bisky loss for the year and. They're still winning. He's he's better than his. Right and less foles starts throwing him out of games and you know really becomes a problem I think you could go back to him, but it's got to be a reason is you can't keep winning even if your quarterback then really look good and make the switch because trubisky was doing the same thing. So all right we got Yahoos Dan wetzel coming up next, he says rob. Is Time for a patriots fire sale he'll tell us why next but I be sure to catch live editions of the odd couple with Chris Broussard and Rob Parker Weekdays at seven. PM Eastern Four. PM Pacific on Fox sports radio and the iheartradio APP columnists from Yahoo. Sports. Also a bestselling author friend of the show. He's with US often Dan Wetzel Dan, how are you Dan? What? Gentlemen, how are you and you didn't mention my former neighbor from. Southfield in Berkeley. Labor. That's right. Hey. In the neighborhood we went we would spend so much time twenty, four seconds bar and Grill on Twelve Mile Road Chris. Great Place Damn Bob is the owner. and. He ever did rob ever get anything other than chicken wings. Never Probably not but you got to see I was very sad when Bob move because he had a pool and a basketball quarter out. Heard it was quite the bachelor? Parties there. I good parties too. So it was very sad when he moved. Down for you. Dan speaking. Sad is pretty sad up in New England right now you wrote a column saying Look Forget the play offs is time for a fire sale. Tell us why you think like there's no hope for them to come back and do anything this year. Well. My thing is New England's a different type of franchise than any other I'm not going to sit here. And be dumb enough to say built ballots you can't somehow. Works, a magic and turn this into A. A An eight, eight, nine, and seventeen, and make the playoffs because we have seen this. There is a litany of bad takes of writing off Patriot teams early in seat. And saying, they're done. How from Rob Park whatever. The probably a few parker ones in there do but this is. This is not the Tom Brady bill ballot check teams. And Rob Gronkowski Tom Brady bill and they got they got five guys out on defense opted out couldn't hightower I'm really good. quarterback play is it has not been doing well, maybe he gets gets back to it maybe not whatever you come up with this team. This is not a team that's going to be Kansas City. It's GonNa be Tennessee. That's GonNa beat Baltimore that's going to be beat Pittsburgh. This is not an AFC championship team and that is the standard. For New England the last twenty years they did eight straight years within the AFC championship game. At least they've been to thirteen of 'em since two thousand and one. The, standard, is win a super bowl or at least yet to a super bowl, the Patriots could differ franchise. You're sitting there saying, Hey, we might still be able to go to make playoff charge. That's pretty good for us. That's not the Patriots Standard. So if you're sitting there saying our fans don't WanNa watch us just slink into the playoffs lose in the first round maybe make a wildcard that's not what we're about. Do we have assets. What can we do right now to accelerate there's rebuilt and I don't know what they'll get for offers 'cause they don't have a ton but in that case, you don't buy at the at the. You don't buy their standard is basically a loss. But yet, what if you have multiple first round draft picks going into that draft what if the Patriots sling you know drop into the top ten and also never shot at someone good. What if you start trading is and bulking up for the future and then get a quarterback for the future and do a lot of things. That now makes this season work out. Don't think they're fans even care. See I disagree Dan. Fans. Going to buy this whole attitude that they can't win and they should the towel and and always muny and let's just be less just accepted. It's not like they can't, and especially in the year where they added a playoff team to each conference, the idea that they can't be one of them. And have a shot if they lose they lose. But to throw the towel and the Patriots saying we can't compete. We're just GONNA I don't believe Bill Bell will be part of that I do not believe Patriots. Fans would feel good about the idea of just giving in it ain't like their own six and got no shot and their quarterback Gigi covert and they had played well. They scored on the one yard line against Seattle that would have been off to a good start and I, get it the last two weeks of looked awful. But I think he could bounce back I just can't see bill belichick sign off on that. I think last year Patriots fans were pretty Were Pretty Realistic in that that team wasn't that good and I'm being at that playoff game with Tennessee beats them and that the mood was just so much about. Well, let's just get Tom Final game at Foxboro get him win and then that's going to be yet. We're not GonNa beat Baltimore they started eight no last year and patriots fans weren't overcome opening because they know. Aid No team I'd ever seen now remember right now was a fight if you're eight now in. Your eating a Detroit or Cleveland or Cincinnati, or what are these places? The town's going. It. Doesn't matter how bad your pages fans like worry? No but this team is bad. We're not good enough to win a super bowl. We know what a super bowl team looks like this, and then all of a sudden you get house by Baltimore yet house by Kansas City you know you're not beating those teams. So I you're. Go play Patriot fans calling the show and they can say I'm wrong or right. My feeling is like this isn't happening this year and it's not Dan I. Agree with you on the fan's. But what about Bella check? That's the thing like can you see him buying into a job? I don't know bill ballot check always says the same thing I'm just doing what's best for the team bill ballot check the master at getting rid of guys one year to Wurley. Too late like Tom Brady. He will move yeah. Well, maybe. Was Wrong on Allen but he will not hold on if he's going to be sentimental and play for pride then I just think he's missing an opportunity. Okay. They can drop in get a top ten pick for the first time a long time they it maybe Stefan Gilmore. Was the first round pet They've got other assets to bulk up the middle. I don't have a ton Joe Thirty, the offensive line you got rex? burkhead. Julian settlement as a veteran slot guy for a contender is a clutch guy. You might be able to pick up some some mid round picks on those guys are I don't know what the market would bear but you have a few assets and also you go into rebuilding next year you go into that draft with a lot of capital new two first round picks or different things and you're gonNA get your guys that yeah, was Gilmore he's a great player. But you start that rebuild quicker and I. It's just that roster has just been like last year they treated a second round from Muhammad sue didn't do any like they've always been buying at the at the deadline because you're trying to get that one more piece, but they are so many pieces away I think Bella check knows better than anyone what six to win a super bowl and I don't think this team is remotely it both offensively and defensively. That's our man Dan what. So you make a good case brother we appreciate the time it'll be interesting to see where they go but. Bill de Right thing that saying. I'M GONNA stick with Cam about real quick. Dan. Can you say this stem and obviously they missed the boat on him I mean they put him in to see if he could catch fire do anything but he really hasn't played that well Housi-. We've not seen it. A lot of this is based on sort of those beliefs that internally they all really like stood on me is not done this on the field. He's not showing this on the field. mean he just hasn't I think the one concern if I'm the the fan the Patriot. Fan that's. Going to, be the next Tom Brady that's You know mid late round. Guy. Wouldn't they start this week? Wouldn't you pull the plug and sour? We're give them a chance. We cannot go back the camps. If they were seeing. The fact that yeah they were seeing something. I. Don't know what that means and I don't think you necessarily give up. You couldn't play much worse than Cam. Newton last week so You know do just just sitting there saying, Hey, we're going to go with them now it's time. Let's. Let's see. We. We know we've got some special. That's my one has a tation 'cause I did think going hey, they really do like of stock would be pretty good. They've been really good at finding these guys. And But you know, when do you make that Paul because because Cam Cam could be good but clearly last two weeks. And they they auditing those steadham additionally when cameras was horror. Right that's another sign. Exactly. That's a good point. Thanks to all right Dan Great job by Dan Wetzel Yahoo sports thanks a lot man. More. Coming Your Way Chris Rob Fox sports radio keep it locked. Be Sure to catch live editions of the odd couple with Chris Broussard and Rob Parker Weekdays at seven PM Eastern Four PM Pacific on Fox sports radio, and the iheartradio APP. With the last time you got rewarded for brushing your teeth with quits new smart electric toothbrush good habits can earn you great perks. Great perks like free products, gift cards and more. 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And then today Danny Green and Jared Dudley Khanna said it as well. But Danny Green went more specific. Said, if you start this soon. Don't expect Lebron play for the first month. And then the Ger Deli said, a lot of stars might sit out if that's the case and rob I, don't like I don't think they should be starting this early. These players. We I mean rob they spent three months in a bubble two months for some of them. Three months brothers in a bubble. And I'm not saying it was the worst thing in the world but still. It wasn't it was I'm sure it was very tough. They're away from their families and all that. And they played. Here's the thing to rob. They played every other day. One, like you know you getting three days off here there now later in the playoffs, they got more breaks but for the most part, they played every other day and the break the off season would essentially be cutting. Have I don't think they should do it. I think they should start a little later. I. Think I get wanting to get back on the schedule, but I think you can end in early July and that's not going to be a problem. And then you can get back on the schedule. The next year your break is a little bit shorter but nothing like this I'm not a big fan of this I think that they should. Just. No matter what it is Chris to get back on schedule leave the playoffs. Playoffs backdated give them whatever their time is that they normally get right from from when the season ended give them their regular Tommy after this upcoming nine what we what we had Always. Do they usually get about what four months roughly? Whatever. They started in February. So let's Yup. Start in February and or I would try to start in January. So I'll make it three months off three months jen and then played from January to April and then start the playoffs whatever the games. That he wanted is fifty five games or whatever. That's what it is Chris of Baseball hundred and two games out of their schedule cause remember that's what it was. They cut one hundred and two games out and my point is you'll never get back on schedule until you keep the playoffs where they supposed to be, and then you have to make sure you have to give at some point I know you don't want to give the TV money in a game or whatever but you always be off schedule and you gotta get back on schedule and the only way to do it is you got to bite the bullet one season and that's Against the December Start Oh. Yes. I am I. Think you make sense like I say to me it doesn't have the usually the finals mid June like June eighteenth just saying that as close as you. I think if they go three weeks, pass that it's fine. But I agree keep it somewhere in that vicinity. So then you can start the following year. Is Time I I'm with you there, and here's the thing. I would like to see probably at least sixty games. So say you played sixty two games instead of eighty two. Let's keep your real rob. There isn't you sixty two games is enough. To See who's who are the best eight teams in each conference? You know what I'm saying. I mean, that's heck. Baseball Sixty. They. In baseba-. Right, and you know what? Chris the two best teams made it to the world series yelled as your the two best teams made it to the World Series Yup so I I do think that I agree with you to some degree 'cause I, you don't have to play eighty two. You don't have to play seventy two. You play sixty, two I know they like you said the TV money. Maybe they do need to play a certain number. Seventy ish to get that. So I understand that but yeah I just think starting in December is way too early I wouldn't blame players Lebron we know Golota power. So if he wants to speak up about this, it could change and it's not written in stone yet. Anyway. All right and our left with the cup, but you know what to do keep it lot. 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FTP Ep. # 145: Showdown Sunday Edition - World Series Game 5 and SNF Vikings Saints

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13:44 min | 2 years ago

FTP Ep. # 145: Showdown Sunday Edition - World Series Game 5 and SNF Vikings Saints

"Don't miss out on your chance to listen to four times Super Bowl champ. Charlie weis on the only podcast solely devoted to. Everyone's favourite position football the quarterback. Listen for free now by subscribing wherever you get podcasts or by going to celebrity QB dot com. Welcome to the fantasy Throwdown podcast bringing you the latest in sports news fantasy analysis and opinions don't forget the hot takes can't have a show with. Oh hot takes days. What about hotcakes though? Hotcakes. Now, here's your host ready to jump into the thick of things Dwayne calendar. Hello, welcome to show. Everybody got a lot of talk about because we've got more football on tap with the rematch between the saints Vikings. And of course, the World Series could be decided tonight with game five as the Red Sox can close out the dodgers tonight in Dodger Stadium so gonna get right down to it. Because Todd Gurley just broke Vegas as the. Los Angeles Rams failed to cover because Todd Gurley opted. Not to rub it into the Packers knowing that they're up twenty nine twenty seven ops to stop just shy the goal line. And thereby not only preventing the Rams points. Total to go over thirty two and a half, which was the Vegas over under. But also failing to cover the Vegas, total of seven and a half points. That was the final line that closed in on because eighty five percent of public bent on the Packers today. You know, this was just comical for that nap. And I assumed I thought that happened. I say a whole bunch of people in Vegas just getting incredibly pissed off. But you know, what I give the Packers credit? The Packers defense achy showed up today. I thought the Rams had a bad game plan because for whatever reason scatter report for the Rams basically told him to run it up the middle the Packers. They thought that match up with work, and it really didn't. They kept backfiring on ranches constantly. But you know, the Rams kept sticking to it. And then they finally decided to make some judgments, and, you know, get things moving along. But you know, the Packers titter credit, you know, once they into game and riders was not gonna let that game get away from them. So I give the Packers credit because they jumped onto early they stayed in it and the Rams had the fight to stay undefeated so credit. To the Packers for make it a far more detailed game than I thought. It had any right to be. And you know, you tip your hat and you move on hey Throwdown nation. Are you at the bottom of your Finnish illegal wondering what is going on with your quarterback? Well, I think I've got a new show that may just fit the Bill for you. The show's called celebrity ki-be featuring four times both champion coach Charlie weis. Unlike other football shows, you'll get the inside scoop on all things quarterbacks to get your burning questions answered such as is this the year Tom Brady finally looks as age can air. 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I've looked for couple garbage catches here. And there from Ben Watson. But ultimately the saints are going to be looking for home run ball. Well flow from trick wants myth and get over the top of the Viking secondary. Because you know, as every roads will try to be shadow. Michael Thomas my opinion as part of game plan, which should leave some opportunity down the field to stretch for some stretch Fasces to trick. Once I think that's going to be one of the key match of the Sates can get the deep shots down the field. Now if on the Vikings, you know, you're gonna get a lot of accident deal, and you're gonna get some passes dates, but realistically, I'm going to try to find wherever he li- Apple's going to be on the field. You know, the saints trade for LA. Apple don't know why. Because the apples terrible. But you know, I'm going to keep targeting Eli apple because I know if I keep targeting ally. Apple I'm gonna get some holding penalties if not pass completion. So if I keep picking on apple I'm gonna get get easy ways to move the change because he can't help himself when he feels he's in danger. His. I thought is to just try to grab somebody and it's loan down. And you can you'll get flagged for almost every time. If you make a case of into the referee because he's that blatant about it. My personal opinion. Again, this is a game where the saints knowing what they had the opportunity to do last year and blowing it the state should win this game. So I expect a lot of mix of the past game. But then when it gets down and gritty in red zone. I expect them to ram it in with Kamara and Ingram. So I don't know who on the saints is going to get those going carries. I think it'd be both for the most part. So I'm rea- realistically looking at situations where I will have Kamar in the captain spot on draftkings or I'll have Mark Ingram. And you know, obviously, their salaries are going to be a little bit different with the Kathy spot. But realistically, I'm trying to do a lot with Kamara cousins breeze. In it. And then I'll do line of where I have Kamara. But then I'll have deal in Thomas and digs in there as well. And just try to have no QB's in there. So it's going to be a mix of everything because when you try to win the showdown trying to get that slice of everything where you're gonna get the principal partners. And how scoring breakdown goes. That's how you win one of these showdown slates, and you know, obviously, you can go cheap with trying to fit in a cheaper guy and hope that they hit a home run. But I think a lot of this is just gonna be on who gets a home run. And basically makes teams peso. I think someone out of the skill that she plays between deland digs Kamara Ingram. Michael Thomas, and they want these skill players is just going to completely go off and basically break the slate. And that's where the person who wins the showdown slates gotta be able to take advantage. So. So that's where I'm coming from with this may not work out that way, but that's where I still see this happening, and it's more likely to happen on the saints things. Just I look at drew Brees being far more consistent than Kirk cousins. And delivering football at times. Regular fantasy. Obviously, both QB's are employees. And all the skills players are in play before the guy. I'm looking at that, you know, maybe you want to stay away from might be latavius Murray. Just because this game me so up and down in terms of the scoring Murray may get lost in the shovel in terms of the running game for Minnesota though. That's just my opinion. But that that is a definite possibility so moving because we don't have a whole lot of time since we're closing in just before eight o'clock here, and I want to get this uploaded gonna talk about the World Series tonight. Obviously game five, you know, you know, my feelings on this from earlier about how Dave Roberts is giving away this World Series. But we still gotta play it out. So in terms of the string, I look at Clinton Kershaw as the last line here, you know, and I still think Clinton Kershaw is going to have the nerve. And give up early runs. So to that effect. I still like playing both Kershaw and David price. But realistically, I'm loading up on Boston bats because why do think Kershaw has to give the dodgers length? So he's going to keep throwing I do think he's going to give us from runs early. So the one of the guys I really like Steve Pierce? I like Benintendi as well. So, you know, maybe you get early run because Benny gets single steals. A base in Pierce drives men for single just hoping for an early run. And then you know, you have the pit yoursel incident. You start getting two strikeouts and everything else. So at least you get points that way from both price and Kershaw, and you get some length out of the stars. But I do think that bosses strikes first. And then, you know, hopefully, you give bit of pitcher stool, so that you have an automatic ceiling with both your starts getting enough. Points because not everybody's gonna play both earners and the showdown format. So you kinda hoping for guys to try to get a little cute and load up on hitters, and you know, that way you get a little bit more separation with the pitcher's getting strikeouts in the hitter, obviously, not doing anything. So you balance yourself out that way. So in terms of hitters like I said, I like Steve Pierce? I like Benintendi, you know, I'll probably mix in Zana bogere to as well just because of the fact he's been having then August, I'll probably look at would be brought cold just because. Usually in the mix there. So and that's really going to fill me in tell her wise, and then I'll probably do one reliever for each team with similar Bill to probably guys who haven't pitched yesterday or the past two days. So probably be Ryan braids year on the Boston side. And then for the dodgers, I'll probably look at urea or bias bias who should have pitched last night of Dave Roberts said he was unavailable. Obviously bias was unavailable. David should have gone to the bullpen and taking chill, but I've already beaten that horse dead with my prior podcast. So I won't bore you any further. So that's my strategy for showdown sleep tonight for MLB. So I'm going to wrap this one up right now just because we're hitting that time, and I want to get this uploaded. Just so folks get at least a the strategy. So in closing I'll say that for Sonny. They ball. I would expect the final score of the game to end with the saints winning. So I'll go with thirty four thirty one score in favor of saints, obviously winning by three as a relatively high scoring fair. And then for the baseball game. I think Boston closes out against dodger. So you'll have a final score of five to two and Boston clinches it and Dodger Stadium and we wrap up the baseball season. 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FTP Ep. # 143: World Series Game 4 Preview and NFL Week 8 ATS Picks

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46:18 min | 2 years ago

FTP Ep. # 143: World Series Game 4 Preview and NFL Week 8 ATS Picks

"Don't miss out on your chance to listen to four times Super Bowl champ. Charlie weis on the only podcast solely devoted to. Everyone's favourite position football the quarterback. Listen for free now by subscribing wherever you get podcasts or by going to celebrity QB dot com. Welcome to the fantasy Throwdown podcast bringing you the latest in sports news fantasy analysis and opinions don't forget the hot takes and have a sport show with oh hot takes days. What hot case hotcakes? Now. Here's your host ready to jump into the thick of things Dwayne calendar. And welcome to the fantasy Throwdown podcast. I'm your host Wayne calendar guy. Locked talk about gonna get right into we have the World Series game. Four coming up after the marathon session that ended up. At three thirty in the morning. Today, basically. That I covered already but World Series game three. I mean what else? Can you say about it between Edwato Nunez's, eventers everywhere? I mean. It was like where's WALDO like every which way you could find in the stadium and Dodger Stadium. He was there. But you know. Comedy of errors that it's either B with new yet just being bumbling stumbling anywhere on the field and making plays. As a win long because he was the focal point of the game to Inkens Lert. Just literally throwing away the game with just a bizarre fielding position that I'm still trying to figure out because the shit lost that game. I mean wasn't running that hard and gins had all the time world and he still threw the ball away. We'll never understand that two months. He's walk-o. But you know. Incredible game three that will always be memorable. And we got game four tonight of Richhill is on the mound as I thought for the dodgers. Although Dave Roberts trying to play coin with that. And we have Duardo Rodriguez for the Red Sox on the hill tonight. And this should be interesting. Because the way I kind of look at it as that, you know, if we're being honest with ourselves. This game was so long last night that I can't imagine the reaction time of these players being that good starting out. It's just like from human nature standpoint, they should be exited from lack of sleep. This would be the perfect game to have a pitcher's duel. And this just end up being like a Ford or three game or something like that. And be the end of it. I think this is easily game where you can have both starters go into the fifth or sixth inning cruising without any issues. And then the bullpen whoever's bullpen implodes. I the sites the game. Because honestly, I think ritual is the perfect guy for the dodgers put on the mound because his like weird delivery between the curve ball and just like the different arm. Ingles. Heathrow's that it's a funky looking delivery that. You know, honestly, I don't think you really get good contact ritual. If he's if he's healthy and he's pitching, right? You know, they Robert screwed this up last year in the World Series and game too. Rituals cruzi the Astros barely started get to and he pulled him immediately after I believe it was only three innings, and it made no sense back then, but guess what? Dave Roberts isn't going to change because he is so tied to his analytics even worse than Joe Girardi like as much as I used to criticize drought in his time Madge in the eighties. He looks like just a just a play from the gut Virgina. Joe Torry compared today Roberts. They Roberts is so indebted to that analytics schedule that he has broken out by player and pitching matchup that I feel he's going to screw this game for the dodgers tonight by all rights. This should be a win for dodgers to tight up to two. And I'm thoroughly convinced that even though I think ritual pitch well today, they Roberts will find a way to pull him too early. And the dodgers bullpen implode. Because if I see Ryan Madson out there tonight, I'm probably going to scream into the well problem screaming public. I'll just start bitching moaning, but you get what I mean. I I want to scream into the void because everytime. I Ryan Madson out. They're not using his changeup. Affectively just throwing straight fastball. When his fastball is not good enough to get past. These Red Sox hitters. I want to scream because I don't know who's doing scouting report for the dodgers. I it's it's like that. Right. Matt is is being used in this fashion. If he's not going to use his chain, which is supposed to be his out pitch. I don't care if he doesn't have confidence in it. That's if you're actually going by analytics, right mats. It's only affect the reliever if he uses his change him. And the fact that matter is he hasn't been using his Posey's and he's allowed all five of his inherited runners to score and his World Series. So I I have a just because I like jerk. Told I don't really care about this World Series. Like who wins? I know folks are going to dismiss that as the Yankees fan. I would hate it. I really don't care got enough friends as Red Sox fans that you know, any ribbing that happens. You know, I'm I'm using right now like nothing will ever top the just utter utter disgust of two thousand four, but the reality situation is that I just do not trust Dave Roberts. Let's lever in this situation. I have less confidence day Robinson. I do Joe Mannix, Joe, and almost cost cups the World Series. But the company were just lucky enough that Cleveland kind of choked it away. Engaged sakes. Didn't quite recovering game seven. But. The long your it is is that I look at tonight's game. And I think it's going to be low scoring for the most part because I think the the hit is going to be tired. And I think for the first couple of frames, you know, this is gonna be a pretty quiet game. I like a ritual anti like Rodriguez histories why like a daughter Rodriguez. I think the dodgers lineup is still way too. Greg trying to wing for home runs. They keep swinging as if they're gonna hit the bomb and the bomb may not come there. Because here's the thing will Eduardo Rodriguez. He has good stuff, but his issues that he usually loses track of the strike zone. So he he tends to walk a lot of guys. But if you're up there Gresley swinging for the fences and daughter Megan can be highly effective. So I think he's going to have a good night as well. For the Red Sox? I really do feel as though both pitchers are going to have successful night. Rights, and that you know, like for my draftkings lineup, though the way I'm kind of going about it. For Rasa construction. I'm walking in both ritual and Rodriguez. I really do believe that like the pitchers here are gonna be the high scoring functions for tonight. So I mean, just kinda laid out there of where I'm going at it from roster construction of my main roster's going to feature Hillary guess, actually like as the Pierce tonight. I'll tell you why basically I've been kinda pooping outs the Pierce t- tire Posey's. But the guy just keeps the livery out of the would've is about him. He seems to be having like I kind of compare it to like when the San Francisco Giants made their runs and you'd have these random mass, dude. Like, Cody Ross traffic, she kala like these random scrub guys that just get on hot streak. Aches and just ride it out, and they're being the Cava hero the world's. It's like I look at St. Pierce that way like the guy just like draws these like at bats walked and then it gets clutch. It's like, it's utterly frustrated. 'cause I'm looking at it was like Steve Pierce is not that good of a hitter. But like he's just having one of those roles that it's just like, you know, I can keep trying to feign it saying that he can't do it. But it's like I look at it. As like, you know, what he can actually do it. So and like with the P Jackie Bradley, jR at a lineup because he's another one. That's like just having one of these Posey's where you just like how hell is he doing it? I gotta look at it. As a case where you know, realistically, I have to say that you know, I'm going to put but see Pearson lineup in lieu of Jackie, Bradley, jR. But yeah, I just I just. Have a good feeling about peers? And then it's it's it's gonna be a combination of because I apprised of movie band tad. An a night as bad as he did game three. I think Mookie Betts rebounds. Apparently have some a mix of Mookie Betts, Benintendi, JD Martinez on the Red Sox side, and I'll probably have exposure to just turn on your side of just because Turner just been having the best that bad out of all the dodgers. He's the only guy not going up there. Trying to like an idiot for a home run. He's he's having productive at bats. I actually like Turner's at that of like anyone else for us because you know, munti munti gotta hold on. But like Muncie the last two pass was just trying to win the game. Like during the early parts of the game. I don't want my guys achy chirpy. I'm not even a big fan of just waiting for the big fly. But you know, I think the dodgers hitters are telling us that. They don't have to. Go wait for the big fly. Because guess what you're when you're up against AOL club. And you're an Eno club. If you're swinging for the fences more than that, you're gonna lose like the cubs got away with it a couple years ago against Cleveland because swore is an ale eight masquerading as an outfielder or catcher at the time. Like he was for the cubs. But you know as a stance, I just look at this. And I say to myself, I feel this is going to be a pitcher's duel. And you know, just gonna come down to how the bullpens work out to see who gets the win here. But yeah, I really really have a bad feeling that Dave Roberts is gonna make a mistake handling the pitching staff again, and he's gonna get crucified, but I can't defend them because I had issues with day Roberts management of the dodgers pitching staff last year in the World Series, and it's just getting magnified again. And you know. They can say what they want about analytics, but the dodgers for the most part underachieved this year. So I really don't wanna hear it saying that the worked because the dodgers had to go out and trade for Manny Machado, just to make the playoff run to get into the postseason because of how much does not just struggling and yes, you can credit to the shoddy bullpen, but guess what that shoddy bullpen is. The exact reason why ritual should be out there for seven innings tonight. And there's no chance in hell chills. Going seven innings. No matter how pitches through the first five innings. They rob is gonna find a reason to polo even though it's not going to be logical in my opinion. You'll probably be still pitching well, and he'll get pulled. Anyway. But you know. I mean, maybe that's just my recency buys, but I've just seen Dave Roberts. Just have this particular foible about him where he can't let his pitcher see the third time through the order, and he does that for pretty much all the except. But it doesn't make sense because if a guy has a role going it doesn't matter if the hitters are picking him up. Why would you just because of analytics just pulled the guy because it because he's a data's tries to manipulate it in a way to say that he's he can't be successful. After the fact, and you know, I still struggle with that overall rationale because it takes away from the actual visual element of seeing. How how good a pitchers throwing how Aloes he connected with the strikes at how? Well, the banners were picking up on the ball. There's something to be said about actually being able to understand where where the time and place to actually be looking into the data. And when it is to be take the hands off the wheel and actually understand what's going on. It's like sometimes you don't actually have to oversee the ship. Sometimes your your answer going the right direction, and you don't need over over correct thinks that's all I'm saying anyway, so talked about that World Series. Let's get into the NFL lines because we got another London game. So we gotta talk about. The the the spread pigs ahead of time. Just so you guys understand for the morning matchup between the Jags and eagles were I'm come from. So basically, I look at this. And I see just and I see this as a lock I'll be perfectly honest with you. I have no confidence whatsoever in Blake Bortles being able to lead the Jacksonville Jaguars to victory over the eagles tomorrow morning. Here's the reason why Blake Bortles gives an interview in which he basically credits. The media with turning this into an issue about him. When you know he says that when he's playing well in in defense was playing well that defense got all the credit when he doesn't play. Well, it's all his fault. Even if the defense is playing, well, basically, Blake Bortles gave an interview wherein. He started finger-pointing when his teams in free fall. And he's any Bakley says that he can't change the nature of his career because everyone always labels him as a screw up. You know, first of all that is self defeating Brasi one on one but second you literally just through your teammate ten on the bus for your poor play. Most leaders would be gala just say I have to be able to do better, and I will do better. And I find a way to you. And leaving it that you don't bring up utters performance when. When you're talking about it as a point of emphasis, when you're you're failing to meet certain expectations that you have of yourself. So, you know, right then and there I really know something's off a Blake Bortles because he doesn't have confidence and he's any starting to put fingers who what's going on. So there is something to be said for that second in terms of an offense. And I keep saying this lake portal's when he's forced to play like an actual quarterback and not just athletes player struggles mightily, the the issue with the eagles secondary is their biggest weakness of that defense. Blake Bortles has to be able to make the proper throws in hot rates. Honestly, Blake Bortles could have good day. If he was coughing up in his throwing ability, which is not because he's not confident in actually making proper reits. They the Jacksonville has tailored his game plan to throw the football. In order to win the game. And I'm not sure right now that they have the confidence of Blake Bortles that he can actually throw the football effectively enough to win this game for them. Eagles are three and a half point favorites against the Jaguars today. And even your sportsbook line is at four I still say you'd think the line on the eagles. And you take end you can knows you can take them on money line. And you can also take him for the sprint. Because I think that this game is just a complete mismatch for Jacksonville. I think the over is definitely player. I think it's going to be over forty four points. But I absolutely love Philadelphia spot here this one just reeks of a good match for Philly because they can get at the pass rush. Blake Bortles is not gonna be able to scramble around the field because the eagles linebackers will light him up. I mean. I mean, I can't stress this enough. This is a terrible matchup for Jacksonville in terms of. I thought this. This matchup was even worse for Jacksonville than the Dow's matchup because Dallas has gentlemen Smith. But the eagles have a budget ballers, including Nigel grant him who will light up like Bortles. I I do not see a good result coming out of this one. If if Jacksonville cannot get some semblance of coherent office again. And I don't think they know who they are to be perfectly honest. I think it's it's a lot of finger pointing it's a lot. It's a lot of chitchat between Jalen Ramsey and that defense, and none of it sounds like it's going to be productive. So again the way to detect eagles is Advocaat prehensile passing game where you can take apart matchups in that. Secondary. And pick on certain guys, Blake Bortles is not one of those deep thinkers that can actually do that. That's why I think is terrible matchup. The it's just that simple. Moving on. We get Denver a ten point underdog at Kansas City today, canton. He's going to win this game. I'm not even sure if Denver I mean Denver put on a competitive game in my high. But and this is not the match up. I want to be anywhere close to begin. I could easily see so to give you a little backstory case keenum was on the verge of getting pulled as the Broncos starting QB except his backup chant Kelly opted during the Broncos players only Holloway party Tuesday night opted to get high on some foreign substance and was tripping when and basically stumbling around highs kinda nip reated when the local police had a scoop them up and arrest them for trespassing. On another neighbor's property so realistically Denver has no backup QB because they just released Chad Kelly. So it's case keenum's job, and there's no one to threaten him and case has been buying large. Hot garbage this entire season. I can't see kids city losing this game. And I'm not sure of Denver can keep up with them with the home crowd advantage being God. Because Casey's is going to know what defensive sets Denver's gonna throw at them. I just dig this is not a good spot for Denver to being at all. Because Mahomes is gonna be ready to play them. The chiefs didn't execute on all the things they wanted to first go around they're going to tighten that up. Second time around and Denver's offense is still going to be limited by case keenum shortcomings. I think you gotta take Casey plus ten here. And I really don't see anywhere else. You can kinda slice this one. I just think this is a case where can't city is is going to cover it with the why being that large. Next up. We get the jets traveling to Chicago to play the bears man, you know, this is like saying about the jets Sam darnold has a lousy line. No receivers to speak of and it's just trying to make do. I mean, he's got Quincy new why he's got. And but Robinson's speeds threw out much death to Quincy new realistically has not been the same guy since his neck injury. You know, we can can do things here near the mood the chain. But he needs to be on the team where yet they have projected the off. It's because he doesn't quite get the separation you're looking for a possession receiver with that being said Chicago should win this game as long as Mitchell Trubisky doesn't screw it up. I do think that that ten point line is a bit high for the jets. You know, if it's nine and a half. I could see myself biting on it. But you know, I'm not exactly a big fan of. Trying to go trying to go about. Hidden big money lines when I don't trust the opposing team quarterback, blimpy Trubisky. If he was a little more consistent. I take the bears against spread all day long in this match because I know the bears defense is going to get to Sam Bradford. I mean, it's going to get Sam darnold and force turnovers. That that's that part. I'm I'm pretty confident the the other part is you know, will jets defense be able to slow down the bears offense. I don't necessarily think. So. But I do think Wichita Bisky can slow down the bears offense by throwing some ill-advised passes. Which is what I've been seeing out of him lately. So I do think the jets have a chance of keeping this game close. But the bears are gonna win this one. We have the rematch between the Cleveland Browns going to the Steelers obviously week one. This was a draw that was criticized by many because the Browns found ways to not win that game. But if we're gonna be looking at this objectively these are two evenly matched teams, I'll be perfectly defeat the Steelers deficiencies on defense. And the fact that Baker Mayfield has been able to move the Browns offense to improve that all fits substantially, and then think he'd be able to be as as poise as he showed bigger, I give bigger Mayfield credit. He's been more poison. I thought he would be at this stage of his career. I think there's more evenly matched. But lineup than the oddsmakers are giving it you know, the Steelers are touchdown. Half favorites against the Browns that I'll I'll be honest. I of liked taking Cleveland against spread. I do think Pittsburgh should win this one. But to me the spread pick is Cleveland. If you're giving me seven and a half. I gotta I gotta take Cleveland. I don't think the Steelers defense is good enough to hold Cleveland, especially Jarvis Landry gets going. Plus, I think lumens defense it awards locking up on Antonio Brown. I think they can slow down Pittsburgh's defense. And you know, even though they've had some struggles against the chargers two weeks ago. Clues run defense is still pretty good. I I'm not sure countered can go off today. So I I look at the the browser. And I'm saying, I think you got to take the point here. Just take the Browns. Next up. My woeful New York football giants hosting the Washington Redskins. Listen, the giants aren't full tank mode. The giants traded stacks Harrison trinity like apple they're on the verge of utter collapsed. They're trying to take for a top pick not even disguising it anymore. Yeah. They're they're going to play hard. But the players are already starting to check out the, you know, the sooner the jetski Norris Jenkins out of the building the better because he's going to be one of the worst defenders of checking out in the passing game. Now, the the only thing that benefits Jenkins. This go round is that Alex Smith, and it's pop gun. Arm isn't really going to be able to hit guys down the field in stride to completely burn Jenkins. So it's a being a touchdown to the house. Like he gave up Monday night will probably just be. Thirty are gain down the field. So there's that benefit. But yeah, if if I'm being perfectly myself this line of being a pick him. I'm taking Washington without question. The giants as much as I rip on the talent level of Washington from skill position standpoint, they're all -fensive and defensive lines are vastly superior to the giants, and I will always take superior offense of a defensive line over having some advantages in the skill position game because if you have a good offense of wine and a good defensive line. You can stay hang around and games in in situations where normal you shouldn't be able to have a chance in Washington can do that and win ugly. The giants I'm not even sure how the giants win ugly at this point. Because the only win they have is against Houston. Because Bill Brian blue game for the Texans with some of his ridiculous playcalling. I'm not sure when the giants get a win on the schedule because the giants are playing with. No confidence, and I have seen no creativity from the offense of of play calling. Outside of a scant few plays. They get run more for saquon Barkley. I see more volume going saquon way, but you know, until I see thoroughly shepherd being light up in the slot. Odell moving around being lined up in the slot. Moving guys around there from parts of the field the same crap. I saw in Minnesota. We're guys get moved around all the field. Like literally, Pat Shurmur. What's the play caller for the Vikings last year? I don't understand why the giants are so stagnant because they're not doing any things, and you can say that, you know, the the line isn't good enough. We all know this. But at least have to try something different. If you gotta keep repeating the same recipe. It's just leading to failure after failure. After failure. So as sands. Yeah, I'm taking washed it because I am seen anything for the giants ever merit pick him situation where I could take them seriously. So Washington it is hey Throwdown nation. Are you at the bottom of your fantasy league wondering what is going on your quarterback? Well, I think I've got a new show that may just fit the Bill for you. The show's called celebrity ki-be featuring four times bowl champion coach Charlie weis. Unlike other football shows, you'll get the insight scoop on all things quarterbacks to get your burning questions answer such as is this year. Tom Brady finally looks as age can air Rogers ads play a full season on one healthy lake and can deck Prescott. Absolutely. The Cowboys to Super Bowl in spite of Jerry Jones, coach Weise and co host Easter have getcha you covered on all things quarterbacks. Listen now on apple podcasts or any major media platform celebrity QB everyone's favourite position. Carolina hosting the ravens. So Baltimore is a two and a half point favorite. And I'm very confused by this line here because Carolina is that home and they're an underdog at home. I'm I'm really scratching my head to be perfectly honest with you while the eagles were not exactly stellar against the the eagles say at least because they slip walked through the entire game. They still won the game. The ravens did lose to the saints. I'm I'm not exactly convinced why the ravens are getting our big favor here. I don't under. I'm really not understanding the Vegas line here. They're forcing me to bet on the Panthers plus two and a half. I've really don't get this line. It is is troubling to me because I feel as though Vegas trying to suck me into something. But the setting the line this officiously because it really doesn't make any sense. Why Carolina's another dog care at home there? There's even though the they've been very inconsistent. It is extremely hard to pass up a home underdog, and I would still probably take care line. A win this game outright a on their own. I feel as though Carolina is just as good if not better Tina Baltimore. So this is this is strange one. I really try to understand what was going on with the rationale behind the pick spread. But a lot of folks industry or Canada having to save Bush. I am like what is Vegas. No that we don't because I can't I can't figure it out. I really didn't get that line. They're moving on. You got the Troy hosting Seattle. Detroit's three point favorite against the Seahawks. Coming off the bye. This is a tricky game. Because Seahawks coming off the bye, they're going to be fresh. So I'm not entirely sure. If I want to be trusting Detroit to cover three points. Now, this is a case where it was point and a half. And you know, maybe it comes out to two point version because p Carol did some goofy on with the extra point go for to you know, I could see the covering that kind of line this game. This to me screens stay away from the game. If you have to do for a betting pool, maybe this one you can kinda use as a you know using underdog upset on the road. I mean, the Seahawks are coming into this game fresh off the bye. So I wouldn't have an issue with picking the Seahawks. If you wanna do differential and take a home favourite that would be the play here, but realistically. I'm not feeling confident enough in this match up to actually. Do bet on it outright. Tampa Bay at Cincinnati Tampa Bay obvious underdog. Here's today three and a half point favorite Cincinnati. Just you know after the the buckle Sunday night just laying in absolute eg against the chiefs. Need a rebound quickly. And they got a perfect defense to give any don't miss confidence back after the chiefs just ripped in Fermo Sunday night. I mean went into the fetal position. I mean, if we were looking at it objectively Tampa has one of the worst defenses in the league a week secondary. I I look for AJ green all day long to have a field day here and just establish dominance AD. Green would definitely be one of my pigs for DFS this week. But I I look I'm saying to myself, you know. This is this is a matchup since he's gotta win. I mean, you know, since he can't get a win against this. Temple defense Marvin Lewis, you know, this this would have its last year in Cincinnati. You know, it's bad enough to lose the way they did to the chiefs. But to follow it up by losing to Tampa Bay squad that has no semblance of secondary. And you know, questionable effort at times on the defensive line because even though JP has a bunch of sex. There are some place where you know, I see that same consistency. Then he had with the giants where he takes plays off. So I look at this. And I say to myself since he's got a win this one. And if they find a way to lose it, then Marvin Marvin Lewis has got to be on the hottest seat in the NFL. You know, what the accepted of Bill bribe because Bill Bryant shoe, even though he blew out Miami. The other night should still have one of the hottest seats in league. But yeah, so this is a must win for the bangles. And I'll just leave it at that. Indy traveling to clind men. Oh, man. Speaking of teams trying to take. So the raiders obviously traded bar Cooper for first round pick. You know, the the raiders are gonna be using Jordy Nelson Martavis Bryant as the pair of wide receiver. So for defense purposes Davis Bryant is only thirty seven hundred draftkings this week. Jordan, Nelson is at forty seven hundred. They're definitely going to be pleased for me today. Because of the fact that indie doesn't have debts that of defense, and those values are so cheap. Plus the fact that marshawn Lynch was placed on I are the raiders run game. It's going to be more of using the past to open up the run game than anything else. I don't see this being Doug Baldwin game. I see this being a lot of passing underneath. To try to open up some passing over the top with Nelson and Bryant and have Martavis Bryant wants to salvage is career. This is a good open a Ponant to actually start at all against. So I look at Indy win this one outright. I look at India covered spread of three points. This is just this in Indies wheelhouse. So if anyone's be serious. Playoff contenders. They got to win this one. Green Bay at the Rams. You know, it's not often you see air Rogers just be totally discounted against with. 'cause this line opened up with a nine and a half bred. They got up to ten at one point. It's like people had so little confidence in his Packers team going up against the Rams that you know, everyone's baseless and the Rams are gonna win. And so am I I, you know, there's a reason why I say 'cause this is a a match up of coaches where? Sean MC Veigh does everything to put his place at the best position to succeed and Mike McCarthy seems to do everything possible to. To put Iraj in the worst position possible. Aim games. You know, I just look at it. As a case where sooner or later, this is gonna come to a head word. The Packers are just going to have to make a decision to fire Mike McCarthy coach because he just doesn't get it. He really doesn't. I look at the Rams here. And I think they're just gonna smash this Pakistan. They got a ton of issues on defense Todd Gurley should have a field day running up and down the field. I just do not like this matchup whatsoever for Packers. I do think that era just can have a good day passing. But I I don't see much else. I really don't. So this. This should be an interesting to say the least. As I'm not sure what Packer seems gonna show up. I I'm very curious, but I know Mike McCarthy's to cause for them to win this game. So it's gonna be around if they make it competitive at all next up is an absolute dog of a match up. We got the cardinals hosting the forty Niners. You know, the less set about this game to better. But in terms of a point spread, you know, San Francisco's appoint a half favorite. I look at the four NATs to win this one outright like Arizona's a mess. Petra Peterson's demanding trade, you know, airs Ona's and free fall much like a number of teams in the NFL right now, they were the next team that I expect to have coaching change insured order. So St. will also is on the hot seat, and we'll deserve to this team is just. Not performing at all to you know, because even though they were going to be mediocre the way they're losing is just unacceptable. So I look at that. And I just see see for what it is. It's a case where air zone is probably gonna be moving on with a just a one year and coach getting fired at the season. So Sunday night game. We've got the rematch between the saints and Vikings the scene of one of my most ridiculous podcasts. I couldn't even contain the laughter of how the saints manage to blow that game against the Vikings. You know, the. Whatever you wanna call the play involving Stefan digs Marshall, or you know, you can't. I mean, that's an indelible NFL moment right there. Just utter ridiculousness that the saints managed to lose that playoff game last year in the fashion. They did. So they were turned back to the crime in Minnesota. And the saints remain the better team without question. The Vikings have bunch of injuries. But the saints are the better team. They should won last year. And they might have actually had a decent shot against philli. If had they won. But you know, outright, the saints are one point favorite one half depending on certain sites, but there won't point favorite on the road. I fully expected. Saints win this game. They're motivated. They're pissed off about how things ended up last year. I look for the saints to come in and do. A good job of taking care of business against the Vikings because their pass rush should be able to get to Kirk cousins drew Brees should be able to pick apart that Viking secondary, which has been very weak as of late and as much as I've rip on New Orleans defense. I still fully expect Kirk cousins to make some mistakes against level competition and the states do have some playmakers with the our effort mentioned Marshon Lattimore if he gets his head on straight and doesn't focus on what happened last year. He should have a good night and being positioned to make some pigs because Kirk cousins will throw a couple in this game. Just trying to keep the Vikings in it. As you know, the running game should be also struggling because once again down cooks out latavius Murray. When he plays above average defenses, usually disappears entirely. So again, I expect a lot of Kirk cousins Throwdown, teal and. Mostly dealing then some stuff on day and also Colorado, but there's gonna be a lot of cousins forcing the ball lint deal. And and I think the saints can take advantage of that and crates turnovers. And finally the most lopsided match-up of the weekend. You got the Buffalo Bills hosting the New England Patriots. Now buffalo being at home still remains a fourteen in well, fourteen and a half to thirteen and a half point underdog depending on sportsbook, but let's just call it an even fourteen points. I for the life of me hate lines this big. But I gotta take the patriots. Because if you telling me this Bill steam that doesn't even know Josh Allen can player not is going to rely on Derek Anderson or a pit up man. You know? It's it's utterly ridiculous. I mean, the fact that we could actually see Peterman. You know, I can't get over this. You know, we got two quarterbacks shouldn't even be in the league have digital repairing on Monday night football in Deir Aniston and the Peterman just goes about saying, I keep saying this over and over again cabernet just needs a show videotape those clouds playing quarterback as as part of his collusion gazes. He's not getting a job. But be that as it may. I like the over on this one. I think is gonna March the ball up and down the field. I don't see any redeeming value in the bills whatsoever. To me. This is just all New England all the time. So wherever goes, you know, this is just going to be New England Centric. It's just a matter of who on the patriots scores. The most touchdowns, and that's the way it is to be perfectly honest. So that doesn't for the picks pool. Suggestions. But I'll do my DFS lineups tomorrow morning. But for I conclude the show, I just want to say a few words on the tragedy that took place earlier today, Pittsburgh with the mass shooting at the synagogue. You know, thoughts and prayers the family. You know, I try to. Due to show and not talk about real life events. And obviously we had the mass shooting in Pittsburgh. But we also had a helicopter crash involving the Leicester City owner vitae shreve prom dot apologies. If I butchered the last part of the Taiwanese owners will last name, but you know, thoughts and prayers to his family because you know, there's no telling how many people were on board the helicopter, but it was confirmed that he was on board specifically in there may be other family members on board as well. So, you know, just doesn't prayers, and, you know, regardless of whatever transpires, I just, you know, would always say to folks like just try to cherish every moment of life as you can. And just say, I love you to those who you love and. Just say to my family, my mom, dad. My sister. Oh, all family members. Love you guys. And they were always supporting me. And you know, I just want to leave it at that. So. 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REShow: Jeff Darlington. Hour 1 (03-10-20)

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REShow: Jeff Darlington. Hour 1 (03-10-20)

"Thank you for listening to this. Podcast one production now available on spotify apple podcasts. Podcast one dot com in anywhere else. You get your podcasts. Do you own or rent your home. Sure you do and I bet it can be hard work. Know what's easy bundling policies with GEICO? Geico makes it easy to bundle your homeowner's or renter's insurance along with your auto policy. It's a good thing too because you already have so much to do around your home. Go TO GEICO DOT COM. Get a quote and see how much you could save. It's gyco easy visit. Geico DOT COM. Today that's Geiko Dot Com G. I. CO DOT COM for everybody. Welcome this additional richeisenshow. Were live and rainy. Los Angeles California where people just can't drive. I'll be very honest with you. Thanks very East Coast New York thing to say but But we were all here trying to get through the raindrops here in Los Angeles and We we made it here to our studio. Jeff Darlington John Maclean. Peter Schrager can be a lot of football on our minds today. There's a big week coming up next week and some announcements. That happened earlier today. make it really Equally if not more intense and the fact that matters at the players association is voting on a collective bargaining agreement This week they have a deadline. Push back to Saturday From Thursday to Saturday thus the NFL needs to know. If you're nee in if it's a it's a certain set of rules. Based in the last year the collective bargaining agreement where you can use a couple of franchise tags Then there's the fact that we got a new one then it's a whole new world in terms of a new league year. That's still going to open up. I presume on Wednesday with a collective bargaining agreement every is GONNA have to soak in and figure out what the rules are for free agency and what they're not and. I'm assuming if this does pass on Saturday night The Free Agency window if you will for tampering even on the NFL doesn't like it that being called that but two days before the free agency newly gear hits on Wednesday on Sunday at midnight when that opens up everybody can start talking to everybody Legally even though there might be on the side chitchatting with one another players and teams Trying to talk to other players about to hit free agency namely potentially Tom Brady and The franchise tags that could be available That need to be slapped. If you will on somebody and for those of US potentially just joining us on rich. Eisen show for the very first time. Where have you been? We've been here for five and a half years? We're also up on YOUTUBE DOT com slash. Richeisenshow you can stream live right now. In every day between twelve and three eastern. Get it that as you know Franchise Tags are applied. Yes on players that don't mind it and slapped on Clair's prefer not to have it. That's the way we work here in the media so That window has been pushed back to Sunday night. So basically there is giving me a franchise tag window closing and then opening his free agency tampering period in the new new league year two years after and then proceeded all by a collective bargain. Graham vote so basically Saturday all the way through next Wednesday is going to be absolutely bonkers frenzy as they call it on. Nfl Network. And I'll be hosting that coverage every single day Monday through Wednesday next week and he tampering window all the way up to the newly gear from four to seven eastern everyday. I'll be there doing double dip richeisenshow in that every day next week now then Jeff Darlington's going to join us. He's the one that I through the Tennessee. Titans in the ring as a favorite for the. Tom Brady services he did that last week. I'm wondering if that's changed at all. He said he would be surprised shocked if he goes back to. I wonder how things standing right now. Even though Tom Brady threw Charlie Weis told the world. Yesterday I don't know anything so if I don't know anything how do you know anything but darling to definitely has his ear to the ground about what's being discussed rumored buzzed certainly from the team front? How realistic the forty niners for a destination for Tom? Brady Peter Schrager from good morning. Football will join us. An hour number three Darlington in about ten minutes time and John McCain right in the middle to talk about all things Houston as the astros are getting set in just a couple of weeks for an opening day and Justin verlander on the shelf now Garrett Cole Maui New York Yankee John will join us now I know that shows like this are escapist for various reasons and is definitely reason why I love to do this show on a percent but this is real life. The Ivy League just announced about a half an hour ago that it is cancelling the conference tournament for men and women due to concerns over spreading corona virus. Yell the regular season champion was just named their conference champion and the regular season champ will now go to the NC Double A. March Madness Turner. That begins one week from Thursday and I'm sure there are other schools in the big in the I've league that are Disappointed that they won't have an opportunity to go on On that Cinderella Ron because as we all know Ivy League usually doesn't get those at large bids they're usually a one may be to bid up. Maybe maybe on a very very rare year and I am excited about March Madness. Very as usual one of the highlights every brackets come out on Sunday. It is a festival in my house. By the way ZANDER. My eleven year old asked me last night after the Fifteenth Tom. I told him we were done talking. It's time for sleep He and Cooper both when they share the same room wondered if we're going to do the. Ncwa March madness tournament competition again where they put their brackets in our challenge and usually beat us and usually beat us and I said yes. We're going to do that even though we have the three of us here no earthly idea. Who has an opportunity actually down these nets just like most of you at home? This season's been absolutely off the charts. Just pick a hat. But we're going to do that and my kids are excited and we're excited for March madness. But I'll tell you this I think the NCWA should go out and right now say that for the first round no fans. No fans read up on anything you need to know about. This corona virus folks read up on it. Just take the time at some point today go to the Internet and read up on it from a from from any source that is talking to A doctor that is expert on this subject. Okay just go and take the time. Just a couple of articles and you'll understand that. Yes this virus for many of us knock on whatever this is won't kill us but many of us. If unchecked untested an unchecked. We are going to get it. And we might. We may be symptomatic. We may not have any symptoms of it but we can sure spread it to somebody who is more vulnerable than us and if everybody gets it at once or many of us get it at once and many of us require medical attention it is going to cause major issues in this country and one way to prevent this from happening economically and stressing out our healthcare system. One way that it can be done to prevent us is to stay away from large crowds and keep large crowds from convening in a closed environment. It's really that simple to give it a try. Europeans are doing it right now. Major football soccer matches are being held in empty stadiums and I know that the NBA. And I know that the NFL the NHL Major League Baseball and what major league soccer all made announcements to close their locker rooms to the media to me. That's a good first step but to keep the media and the players separate in the locker room but let's bring twenty thousand people into an arena. That's fine I think it's an inevitable steph and I know many tennis fans out here in palm desert or upset about Indian Wells being canceled. Because everybody's feeling good everybody's feeling fine. Why are we doing this? We're doing this because some of US may have in our system and somebody who is vulnerable shows up and has a ticket next to you. You pass them a beer. Who the hell knows. So why aren't we taking these steps? I'll ask Jeff Darlington. I know there's an owner's meeting from the NFL. And the State of I think in Florida coming up in a couple of weeks and the NFL says they're monitoring this. The draft is coming up in Vegas in six weeks. It's something consider here until we know and I don't think this is alarmist. Would you be upset as a fan and you call eight four four two four? Which if you want to have this conversation today. I'm willing to do it. Would you be upset if your team said today? Like what the San Jose Sharks said or the city officials in Santa Clara. California said we are not allowing in our county gatherings of over a thousand people which is what I think. The country of France is doing right now next door to Italy which is completely shut down and so the county of Santa Clara said no gatherings over thousand people which means there's three San Jose Shark Games that are affected in the NHL. So Santa Clara taking a step that the NHL is. I guess not ready to take a- As a league and it's easy for me to sit here in in our studio where there's just a handful of people who wash their hands during every commercial break hopefully bottle of parallel brother and it's got to have a by the way over sixty to seventy percent of alcohol content than for that to be at all useful. I mean seriously so. Would you be upset at all if your team said? You're not allowed in our building for the next five six weeks and I know. Lebron said that he plays the game. He's not gonNA play the game if it's in front of no I mean I I appreciate his sensibility of doing it for the fans. And that's why he plays and I love that. That's great but guess what I don't want him get corona virus and somebody's GONNA already. You're seeing on twitter right now. Gary Sanchez has a fever and Yankee spring training and now basically we're we're we're putting you know. There's a panic that he has it. Which again for him may not be that significant it would be particularly significant if that means the Yankees as a whole has to go into quarantine so if this is happening you as a fan you want to go to the stadium and hand them a pen and save. Sign this ball now. We don't know what this and we all don't know the messaging has been way off from the top down in this country. So would you as a fan be upset? I'd love to know I for one wouldn't would it be a bummer? If March madness in this game comes down to it and we're you know there's a buzzer beater. I'd still get off the couch watching it being excited. Would it be a bomber that there's no fans in the crowd going crazy? Of course it's not what you would want this thing to go but for a few weeks. Can we handle it? If that means we're not going to be in a situation where emergency rooms get totally overwhelmed. I think maybe as a country we can handle it. Maybe I'm wrong. Eight four four two zero four rich number. To dial in the meantime we will still have conversations involving the sports world including the NFL. Which is to me you know front and center certainly being the host. Nfl NETWORK. And you know if this thing continues maybe the NFL season where you're not. That's the first thing I thought of when I heard today. What is the hall of fame? Game is set hall game is set and it's The steelers versus cowboys cowboys throwback. That's fun Harry. We'll see Dak Prescott on his franchise tag contract through standard one pay. There's no way no as bragging they gave but obviously Troy Paula Malo. We'll be front and center for all that but absolutely on. I thought it was like. That's a large gathering that large honestly. That's the first thing I thought about. All fame is a large gathering foreshore down. I don't want to be a Debbie Downer But this is the way of the world and it's common it may be here. Would YOU BE UPSET MACDONALD? Can you make that? Our poll question done at richeisenshow. Right now would you be upset if your favorite team ban fans in the wake of Eight. Four four two four rich number to dial. Jeff Darlington is going to be I up here on this show from. Espn he has been locked in on the Tom Brady. Front on report. He's been front and center in the reporting and he's going to be first up here. John Maclean Peter Schrager and your phone calls at eight four four zero four rich number. Dial here on this busy Tuesday in Los Angeles. It's the greatest time of the year in sports. Nfl College football MLB NBA NHL. What else can I finish for? All the action you want is every day at one place and one place only bet online dot. Ag Sign up today for a free account at online DOT AG. Use Promo Code podcast. One for your fifty percents. Welcome bonus. Don't sit on the sidelines anymore. Get in on all this incredible action at Fed online dot. Ag That's been online dot H. E. Your online sportsbook experts to the rich Eisen show. There is also one piece of NFL news. That I did not mentioned the top of the hour that is significant the retirement of Marshall Janda of the Baltimore Ravens. Yes the guard. Thirteen seasons eight pro bowls. And he's a hall of. Famer as long no doubt and the offensive line that created the holes over the last two seasons for a running attack attached to Lamar Jackson dynamic. Game that includes now as we seen an MVP arm of season his departure is significant for the ravens. A huge loss to say the least now they could have been seeing this coming and have plans for it. But whoever's replacing Marshall Janda will not have a martial Janda type game that's similar to Rogers replacing farve. It really would be for an offensive line. That is a significant piece of news. That was announced. I mean Great Stat. One of three players in NFL history with eight pro bowl as guard. Eight pro bowls and a super bowl championship Larry Allen Allen Fan That's serious belief company. No doubt about it And Joining us here on the rich. Eisen show from Espn the worldwide leader in sports. One of their top reporters in the national football league any longtime colleague of mine from NFL network back in the day. Jeff Darlington. How are you jeff? Doing well rich. Thanks for having me on that angst for calling in. I really greatly appreciate it. let's get. Let's just jump right into it as we are eight days from the newly gear officially opening you said about a week ago. You'd be shocked if Brady returned to New England. Your take on that subject now would be what changed. Same Same Yeah Yeah same I. I continue to sort of maintain What I said there in in terms of yes. I would be very surprised if tom goes doctor. New England based on a number of conversations that I've had one of the things that I mentioned In that segment on up when I said that I wouldn't fact he stunned which was not much different than what's previously in terms of just it being much more likely than not that he goes elsewhere But what's interesting about it? Is I recognize that. All of us have a tough time digesting that likelihood Including the people closest to Tom. The people around top. You've been wonder what happens when he ends up in that office with Bill. Check and Check you know Should decide to to do whatever it takes to convince Tom to stay what happens. What does Tom do in decided? In that moment but based on the conversations that I've had. Tom Is the one that is looking at free agency and excited about it yet. Authorities stand right now that that's okay. That's the reason why you're you're placing your if you will Well sourced Postulate postulate let's instead of saying bet On on Brady not being back or or have you heard. Essentially he's just done he's just flat out done as opposed to having potential wanderlust. I think that I don't want to shut the door completely on it to say flat out done Because like I said I mean everybody wonders what happens when it goes in there but I know that he is very excited. About entering free agency that he is looking at this Beyond just I think one of the things that people Assume that this is strictly because he's just over Bill Belichick when there's another side to another component and not as that COMP radius looking toward free agency has another adventure away to reinvigorate himself away to sort of face another challenge So it's not merely about running away from something As much as it is also about chasing after something new and I think the You when you put those two things together you've got a guy who is looking at opportunities that exist out there saying man that that's something that I'd like to be a part of well. I'm sure you heard Charlie Weis. Go on I think it was our friend Golic and Wingo Program saying you know. Tom told me to tell the world he doesn't know so nobody else knows. What would you make of that one? I bleed set along the way that you know I. I believe that Tom does not know what he's doing. Next in terms of he's been throwing a very wide net. I mean he's been uh not simply saying you know it's either. The titans are the Patriot. I go back to the Patriots. It's either the chargers. Are I go back to the Patriots? He's considering A lot of different things but to the point that nobody knows anything probably disagree with that to a degree. I mean I feel pretty comfortable with With the things that I've said so far Jeff Darlington from ESPN joining me. Here on the rich Eisen show so then now handicap it for me. Then where do you think Eight days from now the The chances of him going to a different team and where so. I think that there's a number of teams that are first of all as of last week. I probably four or five days ago. I had spoken to to executives with eight different teams. That were showing at least varying degrees of interest now to go down each team and say what degree of interest. I don't know that that's the right thing to do at this point but I would say that there's a number of teams that would sign him right now right now. Pen to paper And whether Tom then considers those teams to be teams of that that he's willing to marry that becomes what I think happens in the next week. Chancellor questions handicapping. I still think I know the people are saying that the titans feel like they're you know not to spot for them that they're not interested in him look until a team comes out and says. We're not finding Tom Brady. I'm keeping them in the race Keep interest the titans. The bucks are another team that I do not think that we should dismiss. And of course from the beginning of the chargers in the raiders are two teams that Remain in the honeywell so those four teams I think are the most likely But that doesn't mean that we should completely take the forty niners off the board again look. Silence is deafening. So we're not hearing leaks or people. Anybody saying that that Tom Brady is not coming to the forty niners and And I'm not saying that that's the way we decide whether they they're interested but it certainly means that they haven't been clear that they're not so. I think that we should continue to keep them on our radar as well You know there's five teams right there that certainly we should be still considering potential. Talk to Tom Brady. So let's just place the niners aside because To me that would be in my mind. The spot where Brady would wanna go the most if he does Wanna leave New England for various spices. So let's let's just put the pain in that for a moment. Let's just say it? Is the titans raising their hands. And the Bucks and Bruce Arians and Gruden and the raiders and the chargers here in Los Angeles and Brady looks and he goes okay. Anita uproot my family period. We got to uproot his family to always places two of them are in. Mahomes IS DIVISION. Okay one of them one of them may or may not have Derrick Henry. I'm assuming they will keep him. If I signed some sort of friendly deal and another one is in Tampa you know state taxes. That will be nice That they don't have to have. I'm serious but but I mean there. They were particularly far away. Like that is not my shot. As much as I love the no risk it no biscuit and how we could potentially put a team together and man do I love Evans and I see Godwin and I saw what what they did. Last year with James I could definitely cut those interceptions by ninety percent. And let's go but they're they. They seem to be far away. Don't you think that those four? If those are the four that raise their hand that would make doing l'amour tractive in your mind. Jeff I don't think so You know I I think when we look at so first all you're right The Titans are definitely more interesting in fact To a degree. That is probably hard to get past with Derrick Henry then without him but if they do have Derrick Henry they're a team that was picked out to the AFC championship game despite a really terrible start to the season. So hard to call them anything but a contender entering twenty twenty especially with. Tom Brady I'm I saw the bucks. I actually look at that team toward the end of the season. And look at what their defense was able to do I think that they definitely need to make strides on the offensive line especially if they signed reading. They've got to change a little bit of the way they play if they bring in Brady because Bruce Arians generally. We'll get as quarterback kills. God bless the guy. I adore him. But you know you gotta protect Brady better if he's going to go there but otherwise they do. Check off a lot of boxes that I think Brady would be looking for Even though I know people have a tough time thinking that Brady would look at a place like Tampa not exactly a a place. Just you know rich history in terms of the NFL. But I don't know that that is as important as maybe we projected to be So so those two teams I think are probably more attractive than we realize and then the chargers certainly being in Los Angeles is something that the thing for me with. The chargers that I continue to not be able to get past is that they moved on from Philip rivers in part because Anthony. Lynn wants more mobile quarterback better capability and all those things that maybe someone like to bring to the table. I can't I find myself not being able to get past that the fact that I continue to hear that the chargers are most certainly interested in finding the reason for that. The reason for that is Jefferson. Interject let's see out here in Los Angeles Jeff Darlington of ESPN joining me here. And then we can continue on Is that over the last twenty four forty eight hours. It is possible again. This is and this is an opportunity where Brady may here to Los Angeles and play football. That isn't a very apparent to the Los Angeles. Nfl FANS here. The conversation is an here in Los Angeles about the football scene is is that leaked logo that the rams might be putting on their caps and all of their uniforms. Is that what we're seeing online? Really The Los Angeles Rams New logo like for real. You know that has been the conversation not like Brady really coming here. That's why the chargers need Tom Brady or in the worst way. Jeff so anthony. Lynn may want more mobile more mobility but at the end of the day to use that phrase men. Do The chargers need Tom? Brady with that new stadium opening up this fall so true to a and I guess you could make a little bit of that. Same argument for the raiders to I mean honestly. I don't know that Jon Gruden books. Tom Brady while he might look like who's changing their terminology there. 'cause I don't see it being jonker and when we talk about eating a coach's collaborative yes. Colonel Guy. Is You know fundamental group for the first few weeks but all of a sudden when reality hits and start saying well. This is my often what happens then but I could still see Mark Davis on the other side of that saying we got a new stadium in a new market. And I'll be damned if we're not going to consider adding guy who will inject a level of energy to your point about the chargers right In in this organization like we absolutely be so. Then let's get to the forty niners aspect of this Jeff And by the way you make an interesting point in the fact that the rumor has been out there for at least a week plus where we're we're on on NFL network during our Sunday coverage of the combine flat out just threw it out there that Brady to the forty niners and having like an NBA sign and trade with Garoppolo. Going to New England for a signed. Tom Brady Would be a win win for everybody brady gets to wear the uniform that he's been Always wanting to wear as a kid his kids get to be near his parents in his final days as a quarterback in the NFL. Ican jet down the coast the take care of one ninety nine productions that he just opened up a shingle out here in in Los Angeles I mean and then this is a team. That's got it all from from kettle. We know how he loves to throw tight end to a running game to coach he respects and Lynch on the Front Office. All of it. I mean so. There's so much that makes sense. How does that happen though? Walk me through how this happens. Simple I mean. Here's the problem. I think the forty niners really would like to get something for Jimmy Garoppolo if they were to train him and what they could get. I think remains an enormous questioning. Lingering over this but that being said they could cut Jimmy Garoppolo and it only costs them really four million dollars. They're not type of his contract in a way. That makes this a situation. That can't be Accommodated so really it's simple. I mean I if you can't trade Jimmy things you want Tom you cut. Jimmy and you signed Tom now. Obviously that's implicity Becomes a little more complex when you start to think about okay? Jimmy is very well liked within the organization. The Locker Room Loud Sim like what happens. You know to the chemistry that exists within this organization. If you do that I don't know that it's I don't know the Kyle. Shanahan looks at that and says we can't get past it But that that's where this all lies like I don't think this is about Jed Yorker. John Lynch I think this is ultimately about Kyle Shanahan. That's the guy who who I believe will determine whether he wants Tom Brady or Jimmy. Garoppolo and And that's what I guess. We have to wait the next week to find out but by all means it's still on the table we can't say it's not I'm sorry I mean they've got a quarterback who just took them to the Super Bowl and I'm not saying that they have to answer to every rumor that exists out there but but this is one where Jimmy Garoppolo behind the scenes has to be saying guys right over here. It's yeah like where or is the full throated denial. Where where's that one I I hate? I hate using recognized if not like a a exactly responsible way to go about reporting well. They haven't said No. I know that I know I know a pretty big one. No I I now. It's an elephant in the room and until until we find out and fortunately we only have about seven to ten days. I think discover some real important thing soon until then now so then why wh. Why doesn't the Dallas Rumor going? Where where where's that coming from? Because it doesn't have a thirty three million dollar a year deal on the table and at some point he's GonNa have to get franchise tag before Brady is allowed to even be legally contacted by Dallas. I mean why why. Why are we hearing that Rumor Jess? I don't for a second thing that Jerry Jones will if if nothing more than use that as leverage to try to get a deal done but I mean he can certainly walk into that negotiation and say look. I can sign Tom. Brady for less money than I can find you right now why should I To which doc will certainly say good luck with that? Will you know two years have fun but but I think I would. I would imagine at this point. That's more of. Why should the cowboys denies something that could help them potentially leverage than it is potential reality But no doubt again. I mean. We're still sitting here wondering What's going to happen and we haven't heard a lot of doors slam. Shut at this point when it comes to Tom. Brady right not at all. Have you heard anything a couple more minutes? Left WITH JEFF. Darlington heard anything from the League about The owners meeting coming up and Vegas I know that the the league came out and said That they're monitoring the situation that everything's still going on as planned. That would have a large gathering Obviously in Vegas and then later on this. That's down the road a little bit but later on this month and owners meeting gathering any conversation about postponing it I was I was talking to at least source this morning. Who said that as of this morning they have not decided to care for it but they are definitely having Contingency discussions at this point about the owners meetings. So we're that heads. We'll have to wait and see but You know certainly assembling thirty two billionaires many of whom are in an older demographic. I can't imagine that they're ultimately thrilled about the idea of being thrust into a group of what do you call us? Reporters do you know. I don't know if our hygiene our best strong. I'm certainly sure that this will be conversation that you know in all seriousness. I mean That's a lighthearted joke but in all seriousness. I mean this is definitely going to be a conversation. The League has I know they're having it about the owners meetings and I can't imagine that they'll avoid a completely when it comes to The draft but for now based on my conversations morning no plans to cancel the owners meetings but discussions certainly about contingency plan. There could be some telecommuting that takes place. We could set all that stuff up votes. Have to happen sure. I UNDERSTAND THE FANFARE. That that that Members of the NFL community always enjoy getting together And certainly the the media. Buzz that comes from that is significant but That that's something that As you're saying is under consideration right now. What we see that locker rooms across the other sports lanes are being shut down to anybody other than essential players and personnel I could certainly see something like this. That is seemingly not essential despite its obvious. Importance to leak matters I could see that you know that being something that the NFL says really. We're not gonNA take a chance here so we'll have to wait and see on that one for sure okay Last one for you GimMe a wild card in the Brady race that we're not talking about. Give me somebody to keep an eye on. Drop lights properly. A Darlington Bob. The doors basically what? I'm saying what he got. Dropped Darlington bomb out the door. I think this is where my connection starts to go that right now. I I would just I look I don't i. I'm not going to drop any kind of crazy on you right now but when it comes to the bucks don't dismiss them based on the helmet that they wear or the city that they play in. I don't think that that will have as much to do with the ultimate decision. That people Maybe anticipated having okay. You want to ask him a question going out the door. Right now Darlington. This has been a hot topic on our show yeah what's your Uber Rating. Oh my God I think last I checked and I did check because I am incredibly vain. it was four point. Eight three solid that's solid. Where does that like? Where does that fit into the expectation? That's great rich as a four point. Five four that's why we're asking. Wow rich and I don't like an Uber X Guy I have. I HAVE. I have no idea. All I know is that I'm not a fan of the math Whatever the formula is. I don't know I've never had an argument. I don't get into arguments. I'm always a very short question. We all the time I'm not. I'm not a door slam I leave. I don't leave only rapper's behind I don't leave anything. You wonder rich if you're the type when you ask to confirm settings if you ask for no conversation. I don't I'm a no preference guy. I don't care I don't care guy. I'm a tipper preference guy. I don't make them wait. I don't but I don't talk very often. I'm on the phone a lot. I am on the phone a lot to talk well any any listen declined to you. Because of the four point five rating is just missing. They're missing out on my passenger experience. Thank YOU JEFF. I appreciate it. Thanks for the call chat soon. You gotta it's a man who's on top of it all. It's JEFF JOHNSTON FROM ESPN. A man as a man. I'll I do believe just came up with a new pilot of a Frank Kelly Endo comedy fun. Uncle Gruden bunkered phenomenal. By the way I would. That made me would tune in to watch. Joe You know calendar shore. You know hard nose ball coach by night by day fundamental gruden at night he comes home. Let me taste some. He's wants to play dog. Bingo at that uncle uncle gruden or going to Dave and buster's men knock on wood. If you're with me we'll take a break in your phone calls. 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So thank you for downloading subscribing and of course supporting now back to the show. Welcome back to the rich Eisen. Show let's check on our poll question brought to you by capital on which is reimagined banking by offering savings at cecchi countered no freezer minimums one of the nation's best savings rates capital on. What's in your wallet? Christopher what do we have over there? So far all right so far Would you guys be upset if your favorite team ban fans in the wake of the corona virus right now? Fifty seven percent. Say No okay. Let's go to the phone lines. Mike and Miami. You're here on the rich Eisen. Show how you doing Mike. How's it going rich? What's going on brother? It's going in until I Honestly just wanted to give him Give a call to the fact that I like. I really think that this corona virus situation For the most part from what I've researched. It's yes it is contagious but I think that we need to take a look at the world stage at the moment and in the US. We have a massive massive Political Situation Right now. I mean we have the elections going on and I think that plays a huge part in to really what what is making this criminal virus. Take the media by storm copy on his well. Okay So you you would go to a sporting event right now not a problem I would. Okay would the most part or the biggest thing with this is I think the people that are at risk with corona virus. Usually if if you were to take a look at what's happened. You know like there was a Cronulla. Riots situation had an at a retirement home and that was a big scare and that resulted in something bad. I mean our athletes especially in the US there in tip top shape you know if they were exposed to the krona virus. I think you know. Obviously you isolate them. There'd be a situation there where you know you can make sure they're okay but you know we. We don't necessarily have to think that the krona viruses out together as long as we do the bare minimum which is out of us which is wash our hands. Take care of yourself. You know. Do what you need to do to make sure that you know you're being hygiene ick right I think we're GONNA be okay. I mean I hope so. I appreciate the call Mike Thank you. I sure hope you're all I know is that I don't think they're it. We do live on a hyper. Partisan world anybody's going to deny that right now but I don't think the last I checked. I DID NOT SEE CORONA VIRUS. Broken down by party affiliation. I think I think it's If you will an independent situation Let's go to Steven San Francisco. I've got about a minute for you. What'S UP Steve Retire? You what's going on brother. I WanNa tell you know Vegas last weekend for the mid four hundred a man? It was packed. Yeah I know. Nobody had any as math on or anything again. It's it's not like face masks again. They're supposed to be for sick people and people shouldn't be buying them. They should be saved for the health care officials that may have to deal with a large number of these patients that are expected to be coming but the question is just being around each other. I have no idea sitting next to you. You have no idea sitting next to me where I've been P keeping people in close proximity based on all the experts right now is a bad idea is what I'm hearing. Tell you one thing I I thought this group Penske Guy. Remember Dr Drew. Yeah Yeah and he was on he was just living about depressed. that the TV and everybody's exploding this thing but I have the CDC. I thought I check on his staff right and he said there. There's thirty four to fifty nine million flu cases right now and twenty to fifty. Two thousand people have died from the flu since October. He'll and he said they're not even talking about that. Okay Steve Thanks for the call. It's another person saying they'll go to again and again San Francisco From not mistaken cancelled Their Saint Patrick's Day Soda Boston Boston and so again. Let's that's big there so the city may take it under its own hands and I think the warriors are playing a game tomorrow night or tonight or a plane. Again look We all have to stay vigilant. And that's for damn sure In this next commercial break going to whenever wash. My inch got Happy Birthday twice by the way you wear that Chris when you do. Oh when you do your hands got it. Yeah that's about twenty seconds. It's you can do that okay. Eight four four zero four rich number. Dial take more of your phone calls. John Maclean. Coming up In the very next segment. We'll talk about what the Houston Astros are planning to do. For their pitching staff with Justin verlander out the rockets as they are playing their games lately their their plan to be. I guess six seven and undertook a little bit of a head although they bounced back with a win Recently that we'll be checking on all of that With John Maclean. So we will be back on the rich Eisen show on this radio station and YouTube dot com slash richeisenshow livestream in a moment. Podcast one has some exciting news. It's official our shows are now available on spotify and it's free we. WanNa make it super easy for you and your friends to listen to our podcast. Joining spotify allows us to be an even more places for fans to find us. If you're already listening to music spotify you can. Now listen to our podcast in the same place. If you're not on spotify yet all you have to do is download the free APP. That's right no credit card necessary and simply search for our shows to start listening.

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FTP Ep. # 141: World Series Game 2 and TNF Preview

"Don't miss out on your chance to listen to four times Super Bowl champ. Charlie weis on the only podcast solely devoted to. Everyone's favourite position football the quarterback. Listen for free now by subscribing wherever you get podcasts or by going to celebrity QB dot com. Welcome to the fantasy Throwdown podcast bringing you the latest in sports news fantasy analysis and opinions don't forget the hot takes can have a sort show with oh hottest days. What about hotcakes though? Hotcakes. Now, here's your host ready to jump into the thick of things Dwayne calendar. Low welcome to the show. Thanks for joining me just going to touch on the World Series. That's going on right now looks as though the Red Sox are gonna go up two games to none on the dodgers and realistically Dave Roberts is gonna take some eat for this one. Because you know, I don't really understand his lineup decisions. I get the analytics. But there's something to be said about putting literally your best hitters who are left handers all on the bench. Yes. I know Monte Bellingham Peterson are not great against lefties. But benching all of them is just not going to help you win. You're the inferior team. The dodgers are the inferior team in this series. They're inferior against walkie. But Milwaukee was playing so many ridiculous. Trying to do so many ridiculous mind games against the dodgers standard eventually caught up with them. And they burnt out there. Bullpen those vertex are much better team than the brewers. Anything those going into this World Series from the outside was going to be added this advantage. So you know, when you start off at that position. Yes. You can try to play angle but realistically, your offense has to show up. The dodgers. Do not have maybe this is gonna turn around. But I doubt it. Tonight at least, but the dodgers are not scoring nearly enough runs. Dacha make a difference in the World Series. Red Sox already got four runs. I don't know just can scratch that many together even with Boston's weak bullpen because this lineup is very pedestrian. It's a very I mean, honestly, it's not that much better than an average level AL squad. Like the angels even with Mike drought. The angels are an average AL squad. And I would even say because of Mike drought. The angels get a slight bump ahead of this dodger steam, so when folks are going to because they're going to question Dave Roberts handling of the bullpen where he brings in Ryan Mets. And who by the way is not someone who actually has good postseason experience. Yes. He's won a World Series. But he wasn't very good in it. But you know, the issue being that. And someone did announce of this is that right? And even know the change was one of his better Pissy is since opted away from it. And because of that he is a very hit pitcher that's been getting very lucky with his fifth rating, which is basically your expected feeling implant percentage of pitches. Mets and proceeds to walk Steve peers, then the ballboy of all people comes out to the outfield and tells the outfielders to play at deeper. Deeper death in the outfield facing JD Martinez, which I don't understand because again, it's Fenway park. It's a very short ballpark. It. JD martinez. Gets a hold of a bitch. It's going out of the ballpark. I don't care where you're outfielder position. So realistically, you should be playing no doubles defense. And instead they're playing they're playing at such a high death that it's almost as they're trying to prevent a home run from being hit which you can't in that ballpark. So I don't know why. Yes, we is basically because the. The right field line at Fenway park. If I'm not mistaken is only three hundred and nineteen feet with pesky pole there. Yes. Plea basis decision at three hundred feet like there's again, there's nothing. He's going to be able to do if he JD Martinez hit a deep fly ball in right field. I don't get it at all the position there. Then you've got a you've got the monster out there any ball's gonna hit the monster and ricochet off there. So you actually have to be position further in like, I don't understand playing deep in the outfield and Fenway. Someone's going to have to explain that one to me from a now links stamp because just a simple physics would tell you that way park you play shallow, and you hope that you cut off a singles and doubles. And if it splits the gap somehow, then you just have a lousy outfield. That's really all there is to it. So JD Martinez hits a flare. Right over the second baseman. That realistically is shallow enough that a right fielder. If he's playing in can actually dive and catch that ball we because he's playing beep has no shot at it. And, you know, Martinez dra- drives in a couple of runs, and you know, it's little things like that that people are going to sink and gas, but it should be second. Guessed. I'm not gonna like sugar coated like the dodgers are not same issues. I had and I talked about this last year on the podcast in that Astros World Series where you know, Houston was the better team. But the dodgers cata gave it to even know. AJ hinge like mismanage the bullpen of horribly. For the Astros a- against the dodgers that just gave a right back to them with the way Dave Roberts was managing that World Series. So, you know, this is not the first time I've been second guessing they've Roberts. Throughout the posies of. But that you know, they Roberts because they believe so much the analytics that they're both pen was Atta going to hold up. That's the reason why you see Alex would phasing Nunez in game one for Nunez. It's the three run bomb that no one saw coming. The the purpose that way is that out what had already given up two home runs while only facing four batters in the postseason. So again why Alex wood is in the World Series and a high leverage spot. I don't quite understand. Because clearly he was not adjusting to the bullpen role that he's been given this Posey's and he's not even happy about pitching into pope to begin with. So. There's that. I mean, here's when it comes down to realistically I wasn't expecting the dodgers win either game of the set at Fenway. So it's gonna come down to coming through an animal ballpark giving up the spot and seeing where JD Martinez place because I said this run the JD Martinez can win someone a World Series. When he was unsigned in the off season. I was banging the drum for the Yankees assign them, then the Yankees made the Giancarlo Stanton. Which again, I'm not gonna crush because you know, even I have my issues with Stanton, the value that Yankees got from the Stanton deal for the first couple of years make sense. I just know that I would have rather sign JD Martinez for less money. But that's just me. You know, you could sell a lot of jersey. So there's that whole aspect too. But yeah, as I was saying the Red Sox win number once it's probably going to be win number one seventeen, you know, unless I'm going to jinx them, which I hope I do and I get to do a correction on this one. But the Red Sox look they're going to finish this one out of. But this is gonna come down to just how in the NFL so Dodger Stadium where the Red Sox and of doing defensively. So those JD Martinez go into the outfield. And then you play Mookie Betts at second and severely weakened the best outfield in baseball defensively. I think that's probably where Boston looks Martinez isn't moving around that great either. Because they said he's got an angle issue. But I'm very curious to see how it goes. And one would think that the dodgers bring out their best. Lineup for game three because now the right hander pitchers for bossa show up. So you've got Portillo evolved e becoming up next. So again, unless there's an implosion from Craig kimbrel. This series is going to in favor of Boston heading out to LA. And the the Red Sox are in the position where they can give up a game because you get you have three games in LA realistically, if Rob's going to manage it this way, there's not a chance of dodgers win this series, unless they actually start playing lefties unless these and just letting it ride because KiKi Hernandez cannot hit his way out of a paper bag right now. So you gotta be able to change it up. Somehow if you're Dave Roberts you to find a way, even though you love your analytics play the inner suit get you in the -sition, they make the playoffs in the first place. Platooning everything. Yes, it can work by the numbers. But when you actually have to go up against superior competition. It's not going to help you is like you have to kind of let the individual talents of your players take advantage somehow in in some way, shape or form. And that's just the way I feel about it. You know, I I'm sure some analytics expert would rip my argument to shreds trying to site war. But you know, I haven't seen the team outright win World Series analytics that did not employ at least some human element knowing when to use particularly hitter. And it's not based strictly on the matchups because not every matchup is indicative of how the result will turn out. Hey Throwdown nation. Are you at the bottom of your fantasy league wondering what is going on your quarterback? Well, I think I've got a new show that may just fit the Bill for you. The show's called celebrity ki-be featuring four times of bowl champion co. Charlie weis. Unlike other football shows, you'll get the inside scoop on all things quarterbacks to get your burning questions answered such as as this year. Tom Brady finally looks as age can air Rogers absolute play a full season on one healthy lake and can deck Prescott. Absolutely. The Cowboys to Super Bowl in spite of Jerry Jones, coach Weise and co-host Easter have getcha covered on all things quarterbacks. Listen now on apple podcasts or any major media platform celebrity QB everyone's favourite position. Anyway, moving onto because we got a couple of news in the NFL and some traits that took place so in the NFL more fallout from the raiders trade of Amari Cooper, raiders players reportedly furious with Jon Gruden for prior to the trade over the weekend last week saying that Mark Hooper would not be traded. And that he is a corner piece of. The organization that's according to of unnamed sources within the the raiders locker room. Obviously when you say you're quarter piece of franchise, and then you get traded the following week deadly. So a lot of credibility issues. However, this is not the first time such acusations have been labeled level that raider said coach Jon Gruden back in his days in Tampa Bay. People said the same thing about him Simeon rice going so far as calling him a natural lying scumbag. I believe was the term Simeon rice level that. At at Gruden saying he was lying scumbag for how he handled. The Chris sim situation. So this is going back a decade ago. But it a game against the Panthers. So I I think this was like oh six I'm not mistaken. So this group was still in charge of buccaneers, obviously at the time. Chris stunning QB. He was getting mauled repeatedly Julius peppers and the Carolina defense to the extent that no one knew how badly he was hurt turned out the guy even though he not that game came back in it. He shouldn't have because when it turned out was that Chris had ruptured his spleen now for those of you don't understand that when your spleen ruptures, you're bleeding profusely internally. So Chris lost over five pints of blood debt dead that day and realistically if he wasn't checked into local hospital when he was he probably could have died because of the amount of blood loss he sustained now, obviously because of the injury he never was able to recover in order to come back at the quarterback. So basically with Jon Gruden try to do was he tracked cutting guy. And the Tampa Bay lock room. Does went nuts over it. You know, again, the NFL's a hard business. The litter would a guy ruptures, this Blaine nearly risks. Deaf to come back and play for you. And you still try to cut him. No one is ever going to forget that and people immediately cited that when this market retraite talk. Now, it's not about life or death. It's just about the fact that Jon Gruden will say, you're the guy and until the moment he decides you're not the guy he will drop you like a hat. It's like, it's it's just like players such disposable commodities in John gruden's world, and people say that John gruden's old school, I would say more that Jon Gruden is that disciplinary until doubt Darian guy who his way goes it doesn't matter. What your opinion is? So that in his world has a leader. You know, if you don't share in his vision and are completely buy into his vision. You're not. At worth having around. And even if you do buy vision, if he doesn't think your value is going to be sustainable. He's just going to get rid of you like Atta moment's notice without even consulting with you. Or at least give you a heads up as to where you stand in the organization, so that's part of the dynamic against Jon Gruden where folks just do not believe he's a genuine person they would attributed them to being a bit of a phony. And I don't really have anything to disagree with that. I it's just one of those cases where Jon Gruden is who he is. This is what he's always done and nothing is going to change that. So moving onto somebody Etta moves that have happened. The giants traded ally. Apple. And this this move came on Tuesday ally apple traded to the saints for a fourth round pick and a seven round pick. Which to be honest is a pretty good hall of New York Giants because ally apple constantly holding people again exposed again Monday night against the falcons. He is not a very good corner. He is about league average people keep saying that metrics Licey greats out as to be sometimes being in the average score especially in his rookie year. But the book on him has been exposed the reason why minutes good as rookie years that teams figured out. You put double moves on him. He will grab and hold because he doesn't know how to react and use speed properly. You know, maybe he needs to change of scenery. But the fact that the matter is like he shown immature issues he shown technique issues. This is a one of the worst top ten draft picks in the last decade. Alone. And of course, it's an indictment of Jerry's once again, but you know, with all the position needs that the giants needed. We did not need a cornerback at the time like ally apples one of the biggest calling cards. I had for Jerry's getting fired because his citing made no sense whatsoever. It's a draft selection. It didn't feel fill any needs on the giants and actually made the t Morris because of all the penalties. He drew. So that was a foregone conclusion earlier today the giants treated Damon snacks Harrison to the lions for fifth round pick and the general consensus among giants fans is what a dumpster fire of a trade that we couldn't get more value for snacks Hairston. Here's the problem. If max Aersson was dealt in the offseason. Like, I was suggesting the giants at least gotten a maybe a late round second pick on the good team or third round pick people saw that snacked was not as offensive as he has been in the past. And the biggest issue is the giants playing a three four defense did not suit snacks is skillset snacks is a run. Stop only new defensive tackle. He's not a true, nose tackle. Because it can't rush the passer. He's not gonna get any into your Russell. He's not gonna great out as well. If you look at the metrics need someone else to assist them in the past. Rushing aspect, but he's still at a an elite run stopper. And that's where valley comes in. However in the middle of the year, when you know, his play has been up to usual standards, and he's making eight million year. That's what happens. This is becomes more of a salary dump play for the giants. The free up cap space for next year. The giants are going to and again, this is my argument for not drafting to be not drafting saquon, but trading down getting as many pigs humility possible the giants reload the roster with a enough valuable draft picks that you know, maybe the kids can't play well enough year one year two they're ready to go like the giants trying to win. Now doing the patchwork on the offense vine needed a lot of if in that if included the defense being able to convert through three or four without having growing pains, and guess what that did not work at all amongst other things on. Ryan so giants are in full rebuild right now. And you know, this is going to be the end of Eli Mannix career, unfortunately because he can't stick around for another rebuild. This is this just not gonna work. You know, I feel bad about it. And let them wanna get trade. Use it easy. True. Consummate, bro in the franchise guy that I respect at at least try to start over new just chase one more Super Bowl ring. When he ready has to doesn't make a whole lot of sense. So he's gonna try to ride this one out. Maybe the giants try to play leather. But realistically, none of those QB's are ready to actually play NFL football outside of Eli. No matter what giants fans may want to hear. So that's where the giants stand at the moment. It's not pretty, but it is necessary. What has to be done in getting enough draft picks to actually bring in quality talent. Because you've got to get these strap picks. Right. And that's where they've galman hat. Still has a lot of work to do because you know, the free agency class then he brought him was not up to par. I mean, I laughed too. When you bring in Jonathan Stewart who is on like us on his last legs three years ago. So down through we had no business being on his roster whatsoever. Other than the be five for Gilman, but that's a whole 'nother matter, but mates older. Like, I said it's done this not much to say about that. You're going to have to get another left tackle in the draft most likely and shifts soldier over the right tackle, even though that may be a blues ego. Don't really care. We gotta find guys who can play. And that's the bottom line. It's it's gonna be a painful process giants fans, but you better get used to because that's the way it is right now and injury news blah Powell suffered a severe neck injury against the Vikings. It know, unfortunately, looks as though this may be the end of his playing career, but you know, just in terms of because after appointed terms of value. It does. Add to coral just because he won't have to split carries for the most part of gentle call up couple of folks practice squad and the interim. But it's it's tough kind of delivering news like this because Blau was in the last year of his deal. Jets weren't going to bring a back, but you know, he could have gotten more million from another team next year as being a valuable backup. But you know, it's always tough seeing guys creer end that way, you know, given the fact that he was a productive Jeff for over six and a half years so best wishes to blah, blah, and hopefully speeding recovering that doesn't end his career. But surgery is scheduled for next week. Moving onto the Thursday night football game. We have yet another clunker got. Although technically, it shouldn't be considered clunker because they are winning teams. But men these are nuts that would anyone would consider playoff contenders. You we have the Miami Dolphins traveling to Houston play Texans and what amounts to a revenge game of sorts for both broadcast wiler for the dolphins and Lamar Miller for the Texans. Oh, man. I can't keep a straight face. I mean, these teams suck. I can't. I can't I can't these are realistically. Eight teams that have benefited from mediocre schedules. I mean, the Texans lost us for crying out loud. And you know, we barely qualify as a NFL team at the moment giving away the giants have to. Trade-off players because of how lousy the offensive line is. But it's it's it's it's just a joke. But anyway, getting into the thick of things for those of you looking to plays players key Coutiti's out. So the offense for Texas is going to be primarily based in patch tack on the Andre Hopkins and will fuller. They both should have good games. I looked for the Texas actually keep running ball Lamar Miller and this being the revenge game. Kids are in that Lamar Miller spent his first four years in league with the dolphin. So. Got value there on the dolphins side a ton of injuries on the wide receiver front. Kenny stills out Alba Wilson's out. So basically, you're looking at. Devante Parker and takim grant that osweiler's throwing too. I mean, this is bad. Look, I don't even know summarize this is bad. So I kind of look at it as a case where the Texans being fair, seven and a half seven half a big number. If that line drops to seven I would take the seven six and a half, definitely Texan seven and a half. You know, the Texas are not a good football team either. So I could see Miami putting up a fight here. But man, this is not good. This is not a good match for my. They got a lot of injuries Texans should win this one. Which of course, means that Texas gonna lay and somehow Bill Bryant will not get called out for being one of the worst coaches in the NFL. But hey, you know, it is what it is. I guess if you've got friends in the media that certainly helps but in terms of the rest of the match up again the Texans off Texans realistically should be able to overwhelm Miami's offense. Line cloudy and JJ watt should have good days and serves the sack department on Brock Osweiler who holds on the ball too long and is also statues being over six five. So I mean, you can take the big man down. We'll relative relativise. So I look for the Texans to win. This one is just on the point spread basis. I don't like the seven and a half. But on the money line. Definitely. I have no problem taking the Texan. So that's what's going to do it for today. I'll get into some other stories that I have percolating, but it's getting late in the rent. I did actually in fact when game to the World Series. So they're up to. But, you know, we'll take it from there, and you know, more coming to World Series but realistically dodgers got to win the game three. There's no if ads or buts about it. So that doesn't for tonight at good one folks and up around for the weekend. It's the most talked about position in all of sports that quarterback. And now there's a show solely dedicated to the most sought after role on the field celebrity QB featuring four times Super Bowl champion coach Charlie weis. I'm like other football shows. 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Ep #027  Texas Tom made LSU HOT!! Texas-LSU analysis, The REAL DBU! Tennessee and Florida St

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40:34 min | 1 year ago

Ep #027 Texas Tom made LSU HOT!! Texas-LSU analysis, The REAL DBU! Tennessee and Florida St

"Read the newspaper because it's smart in the editor. Let it come out or do you do what everybody else does. This create some should vote on the wall and see what sticks which what I see happening everywhere where we had inside a man on forty when my time on earth is gone and my activities here are fast I once they vary be upside down in my critics and kiss my it. It is Tuesday September tenth in the Year of 2019 for Patriot subscribers. It is Wednesday September eleventh for the rest of us just real quick show update before we Jump Into College Football and coaching. We are well over six hundred and fifty thousand dollars in the show. We've launched our new show. If you're interested menace Mr the Midwest on all podcast platforms so that's a much more detailed analysis of the Mid West football the Buckeyes Notre Dame Penn state eight Michigan those types of schools in what we believe is the best section of football in the country and so make sure you check it out menace to the mid. Midwest subscribe to it check out our our latest episode that was released yesterday and just bear with us as we work through launching these two shows and then our third show. We're adding thing because we're going to. It's going to be fluid. We're GONNA try to figure out exactly what days we should release each day. If you have any opinions other than right after the Games please reach out and let us snow because we want to spread it out over the week but also we want everyone to have a chance to listen to it because it's not like radio where you turn it on and listen people listen to it at their leisure so check us out on in that new show and also reach out to us for sponsorship and advertising. We are almost completed with our first contract round sound of advertisers we still have one slot open for that and then obviously those are will ever change unless someone just wants to do it for the rest of their life so reach out to a sponsorships at Meta Society podcast Dot Com let's start off with a little sports trivia okay so it is. September tenth tenth for patriotic and on this date in one thousand nine hundred nine this. NFL superstar returned his first punt for a touchdown a sixty eight yard. Return is also happen tend to be only five days after he hit a home run as the Yankees defeated the mariners twelve to come on who is it come on prime time the only player to ever play both return punt for a touchdown Bo Jackson he did not return a punt. He never returned a punt for touch on the NFL. Look look it up looking back to you. Dion Sanders that is correct. John Primetime Sanders a little sports trivia also a little gambling update people aw struggled last week. What was what did he go. He went three and five three and five weeks. That is a bad week for people however are Patriots subscribers. I can attest the VIP subscribers that I personally am. Thirteen and six almost seventy percent had a great first week had an okay week last week had definitely had a bad beat. I know a lot of people that they gambled on. It had a bad beat on the CLEMSON game. They're just killing them and then the out a touchdown. It was six seconds left. Eh Can beat the spread mindless touchdown not cover the spread for some yeah now touchdown a lot that was a big touchdown for some people and and also Texas really killed me. I thought I thought LSU would win. A closer game six and a half point spread they win by seven. That's a no go in the gambling man's world and also how about little current events that were announced yesterday. Lynn Swann is out at UC officially resigned which means there's a potential attention opening. It's happening. Ad Head coach Combo job. I tell you what these these L. A. executives that are former superstars that keep stepping down Magic Johnson the Lakers Lynn Swann. It must be a bad place to be. I don't know what it is is. GonNa be a tough place to be without their starting quarterback and if they don't have a good year. I think that that's that was something that Lin so. I was like you know what I'm good. I cannot I cannot do this but yeah so that will make for an interesting dynamic not only because obviously that's a indicator of what's going on in the program ramp but if a head coach is not overly successful in a new. AD comes in they usually want to get their guy in there so if not this year maybe next year unless they can find a way to win some games but that's that's that's big news huge news kind of rattled the sports world today. There's two programs that are more rattled then. USC USC fighting it out with each other for the worst of the worst after back to back losses to Georgia state and Byu Tennessee starts into you and the SEC is looking stronger than ever so they're looking down the stretch it hopefully a winning Chattanooga. We'll see should be guaranteed but it certainly certainly not after a Georgia state and Byu loss games for whoever is the best in Tennessee right a- Tennessee team vanderbilt would would challenge Tennessee for that Tale Memphis. There's other ones I know this. We'll Tennessee go oh in three another upset loss of Chattanooga and then roll into Gainesville and upset the gators. Will it happened no so I actually I. I had to watch this game. I had to watch Tennessee. Byu buzzed it. Quick just evaluate what the Hell is going on in Knoxville and I know it's early in in Pruitt's tenure but I do know this. When both of your starting corners are your lowest graded defensive players on the team and allow seven of eight targets for one hundred twenty one yards and on offense. Your quarterback is your lowest graded offensive player. You will lose every time you will never win it first of all if your quarterback grades lowest on offense out of twenty two players years or whatever it was twenty players you're. GonNa lose guaranteed and then if they're throwing the ball like that on your to starting corners. It's a shit show into in Knoxville. I I mean the starting free safety. FEO Jackson was the only player in the secondary to great out in their top fifteen players on defense that means out of the top fifteen performances at a defensive players on Saturday. One of them was a player from the secondary. Everyone else that played significant time on defense that played corner owner or one of the safeties was in the bottom thirty percent of the grades on their team. They had three passes defended. Total twenty-nine attempted passes and three of them were defended that means there was twenty six passes. You would classify as undefended. The secondary in Knoxville Tennessee is hot garbage. That's pitiful and I'll tell you this that real concerning Cernan thing for Tennessee faithful is not that it's that they didn't beat themselves. You could see some upsets if they turned over five times or can't convert third downs. They didn't do that. Ed Zero fumbles guarantee no threw an interception but that happens one serve turnover is an ideal but it's not bad tie chandler rushed for five point nine yards a carry three hundred fifty four yards. John Jennings had eighty eight yards and two touchdowns but Jarrett Garin Tano played poor. This wasn't a sloppy game. Tennessee got flat beat eight so it is a mess in Tennessee the other place it is an absolute mess is in Tallahassee Florida. Yeah I will tell you this right now Tennessee. There's going to be some growing pains. That program has been kind of in disarray for a while so they need to get pruitt some time to try to. I mean he's a defensive guy. The defense should be performing better but just give them give them a break. Give them a pass. Let them try to build this thing where they don't need to give any passes is in Tallahassee. They need to fire Willie taggart yesterday. They need to bail abandon ship. They had a guy line up facing the wrong way in the wrong way like back to the defense like I think it was planned. I will tell you this. I've been a part of offense offense football for fifteen years. If it was planned that makes it worse. They can't run a simple inside zone and execute well. They can't run simple plays. He's an execute well and we're GONNA put in acute package with a guy facing the wrong way and you're running against Monroe. They got the W I promise you this. I promise you this that if it was a package is the dumbest package. I've seen in football in fifteen years if that was a plan package so let's hope doc for Florida state fans that was not planned that that was just the most embarrassing thing I've seen on a football field. Let's hope because if it was planned it's worse. Florida state is in a lot of trouble right now. They gave up thirty one points in the second half to you all Monroe and you look at it. Willie TAGGART HAS JEFF thirty million dollar contract that if they fire him right now they would have to pay over eighty percent of that to him twenty four million dollars just money worth worth it. Yeah I hear that stuff all the time programs like Florida state. They'll come up with the money if they really if they really. WanNa have a good football team. They need to fire him fire the guy that hired him fire the guy that hired that guy because Willie Taggart has never won and the big thing that I always see in coaching. It's unbelievable is they'll say oh won his second year. He went ten and two with WHO's players now I don't I'm not taking anything away from coaching and development and exclaiming and game planning. It's not always the players that were left there by the previous coach but how do you do once his players got in abysmal. How do you do everywhere he's been except for one or two years at USF WITH SKIP Holtz's players. It's embarrassing the fact that he was hired as embarrassing and I don't. I don't know what else you might as well fire now and hopefully you can get something going salvage recruiting class something Florida faithful or begging for it now urban. I saw it all over the glitter yeah. They're all out there begging urban to come down to Florida. It's it's like every other fan base. I saw I saw a number of posts on the Michigan Message Boards after that Abysmal Game Against Army where they said we need to fire harbaugh now and take a shot at urban. He's PRY pissed at Ohio state for how they handled it and he I bet he'd come and it's like you delusional. Ask people not only that but you're the same talking about. He was trash and garbage when he was at Florida. Order were eases scumbag and now they're like. Please come house just so we're clear. Ohio state fans. Did it too yeah well. That's true I was. I worked at Florida. I would come home for the holidays and all they would do is trash urban Meyer. I mean all of them. Not Not one of the Ohio state fans listening was any different is I don't care what you have to say now. Hindsight site is twenty twenty they did not they thought he was trash horrible bad guy and then he got hired and they're like best coach Jabir. They're just mad about that championship the one game it was long before that long before that it is that's when I heard all the commentary before long in specifically before that game was plate but but yeah that's two programs that are in complete disarray is a train wreck in Tallahassee and Knoxville and if there was a way to get him to play this year that would be awesome right if we could watch that game that would be phenomenal in the bowl game that they're going yeah. Thank you now. Let's let's talk about a game that has to new solid programs the game of the week it was the match up of the week the preseason game of the first quarter this was the game of the year in the. I four games and that was Texas. LSU And it was did not disappoint game lived up to all the heightened now. I will tell you this my takeaways from the game I is Texas is not in that playoff conversation. They don't have the skill on offense and the overall really the skill on defense either to play with the top tier to your program. They played well and they obviously they lost but that was they. LSU Lit Texas up in Africa and fourteen years without an offense a first rounder which is the last one was vince young. They don't have one again. I mean it was with a lost to Lsu and a probable loss to Oklahoma in week seven they will just coast through through the pitiful second half of their schedule prior to attending to finish and a bowl matchup with whoever's the first team out of the playoffs possibly pull an upset over a disgruntled and disinterested interested team a lot last year versus Georgia and then we start the broken record over again from song one next year so is it safe to say that you are saying. Texas is in fact not back. Texas is not back. I do know this watch. The film analyzed it. The first two drives were an indication of how the game would go. They stalled out on the goal line twice in a row on fourth down. Once was a dropped pass and well schemed up play and kid drop the past some do some don't gotta make that I play a game changer for momentum everything and then the second fourth down there feeling dismantled their their their lack motivation and they're just they're feeling defeated already because they got stopped on the last goal line stand now. They're in another one on fourth down and I can promise you on fourth down. Watch watch the quarterback sweep with the tailback lead. If Tim Beck and Tom Herman are calling the place the quarterback was also the leading rusher by double the amount of carries of anyone else on the team. Buckeye fans sound familiar. This is a broken record and I could we could it's the same story over and over again but how `Bout Joe Borough Jose Barrosa and better yet. My favorite part of the game by far was Jim Burrow him say Jim Burrow Zero was a was a was a good great college football player. He was a college football coach. Tom Recruited Tom Herman recruit his son. I mean it's this is a guy right. A real dude and JOE throws his first touchdown pass and what does Jim Burrow do straight horns downs. That's all you need to didn't know about Tom. Herman Texas fateful love it of former well respected Standup Guy College football coach who his son was recruited by Tom. Hermit was so excited that his son threw a touchdown pass against him against him and his team that he did the most disrespectful full thing in the world to a Longhorn. He went horns down on that ass. Did it throw a flag they did not and I don't believe he got a cease and desist letter either not yet not yet but but I will tell you this. My favorite part of the pre-game hype was the real. DB You shirts. I will tell you this Texas Athletic Department Limit Chris Del Conde. I'm going to send you a cease and desist letter today to Texas to your Athletic Department on behalf of Ohio State Eight. Lsu Alabama you name it the the list of schools that might have an argument for real DU the Real Du three one one hundred yard receivers in a game. That's the fake. DB You at all three of them averaged over eighteen yards a catch four hundred seventy one yards four touchdowns the one interception that Texas defense his head was a linebacker. You Texas are most certainly not d.`you there. They were Jose. Barrosa really looks good really good. I will tell you this their twentieth and twenty first. I guess worst the worst two grades on defense the dead last two players on defense where they're starting corners. Kobe Bryson Jalen Green they were targeted twelve times gave eleven catches for two hundred nine yards and a touchdown your to starting corners. Du We are also also seeing we also saw on Saturday was the emergence of a star at the wide receiver position. Justin Jefferson had a game against debut nine end catches one hundred sixty three yards and three touchdowns. He only trails Jerry Judy who I've said many times I think will win the belichick off nationally as far as receiving grades. It's through two weeks. That was a game that was that translates to roughly fifty two points in fantasy football now the one of the greatest overreactions I think to the game was vaulting. Lsu into the National Conversation as a playoff team in possible muscle possibly they can unseat Alabama and finally this is their year and I don't get me wrong. I think good this is the year that they could do it but let's slow down on that for sure train. They just let up abysmal numbers to an above average offensive skill group. Texas did a great job attacking who they perceived as the weakness fearless you when I watched the film they went after Jacoby Stevens a strong safety targeting him seven times for seven catches for eighty yards as well as their linebacker core targeting them twelve times catching eleven. LSU starting three corners did an okay job. Only allowing ten catches on twenty targets but they got targeted twenty times times. That's far too many considering they have to cover the wide receivers at Alabama later in the season and this Alabama skill group makes Texas's skill skilled group look like high school football players Alabama Clemson one into one a one B when it comes off. It's a skill so Lsu need to improve on defense bad. They were stout against the run three and three point three yards a carry but four hundred nine yards passing is not the formula for success in Baton Rouge. LSU Also had twelve miss tackles. I set it on the other show yesterday. You have to be in single digit Miss Tackles. You have to single digit missed tackles. Tackles are the key to victory on defense but I will tell you the one one thing I saw Dave Aranda the defensive coordinator at Lsu. He did one thing that game really will he. He got after Sam Eleanor's ass. He made him he Sam Allen's. You're only through forty two percent under pressure with five sacks and three. QB hurries stories you know my favorite one of my favorite quotes in sports. Mike Tyson said it best. Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth and that hypothetical right hook to the jaw in college football is what exposes false confidence charades and gimmicky programs or it brings out the toughness and grin and a team mm-hmm for Texas and the real. DB You it was the former for sure. It's as evident in today's news than ever that Texas Texas Tom. Did you see the news today. I just I just heard like fifteen twenty minutes but it was yesterday's News Texas. Tom Had the AC we see turned off in the visiting Locker Room. It's just ridiculous if that's trying to sweat him out if if that is not a falsely confident program and falsely confident often head coach looking for a scumbag edge on a team. I don't know what is that means. I don't think to-to-to I can beat you so let me try to find an edge on some bullshit it yeah I don't. I don't understand why you would even think to do something like that. It's just ridiculous like do you think your team. Is that bad there. Is I mean you don't. I guess they did did you. Oh Monroe too so it's not maybe they have a construction issue. Maybe Texas doesn't have the budget to fix the air conditioning. I didn't you all monroe them off. Maybe that's why I'm maybe that's why they wanted to sue me. They needed a they need to raise them cash taking the AC is fundraising. It's fundraising. I gotcha it's fundraising but I will tell you this. In in my career I've seen this gosh dozens of times and I've talked to so many friends in the industry and here's weapons ends with some of these coaches. They become characters at one point. They were really good at something. They created an identity right but then N. as their career moves on. It's not about how great of a coach they are. It's about this persona this image that they portray. They aren't great coaches. They're just playing one on DVD and it's like I. I'm not going to go down the list of coaches that I've been around it. I'm sure at some point they were really good. I'm sure they were great coaches at some important but something happens and I've talked about it a hundred times with Ed Warner in his transition state from old line coach to coordinator. It's like they become a character instead of just remaining a great coach or becoming a great coach getting better and he's coaches they go out and it's like you can have a conversation with them and I've had several were they say something and you're looking at him like what you want to line a guy up backwards at some point. Someone has a raise your hand and go coach. That's the dumbest. God Damn thing I've ever heard. It's just bizarre but that's what happens. College football is such a money machine and college. Programs are in college our coaches now. I mean it's trickling down. It used to be head coaches right. It used to be head coaches that made no money and then head coach started making big money and then all sudden coordinators became household names and then now. It's getting all the way down to position. Coaches are becoming household lanes. If you go back to nineteen ninety-three I bet you a lot. The buckeye nation couldn't have told you the running back coach was right but now they know him his kids. It's family. They know where he vacations. They know everything social media and it is that is where coaching coaching is today. It is like these coaches they create this facade of who they are not all of them that not every coach obviously but there is a good percentage. I'll say say fifty fifty if I'm being honest fifty percent of colleges at big time programs are average at best out of touch I had had a conversation with one of my really good friends and coaching and we had the same conversation about this because he was going going talking about some guys were has worked with I was talking about. We're just share stories just catching up and he made he posed a great question to me he said how many times have you been at Ohio. State's coach's clinic for instance and you had a conversation station with an Ohio state or no. I don't know how stay an Ohio high school coach that you walk away from Saint well that guy is a better football coach than half half guys. I've worked with and it happens all the time and I think when when coaches start making those kinds of gimmicks like turn the AC offer like Charlie Weis did at Notre Dame growing the grass longer to try to slow down USC and it's just they're doing stuff that they don't isn't football. That's not about coaching football. That's just just gimmicks and the moral has story is a great example is Charlie. Weis as one because he want super bowl with bill belichick. Okay there's nine million other coordinators that have it doesn't mean they're great coaches and he certainly didn't coach Tom. Brady so let's relax there but it has happened with it. I'm not even saying this is a this guy is a false bravado auto where a phony great coach. He might be a great coach. I don't know him but the guy that has fallen off the top of the mountain and landed on his feet one hundred times as Lane Kiffin Lane Kiffin is the epitome of having a name a persona and he might be a great coach. I'm not saying that but some of these guys create this image and it's like what we should hire lane kiffin. It's like what Charlie Weis. Why why would you do that wouldn't Willie Taggart why don't play the minority already card with Willie Tagger. I've worked with minorities. I could list ten right now. The deserve the Forte job over him ten and I'm I agree. There needs to be more minority head coaches so don't tell me Willie Tigers the head coach at Florida state because he's a minority. That's ridiculous. I've worked with dozens of minorities that should be head coaches right now over Willie taggart and would have had a better resume resume. It's ridiculous because college. Football is all about money. Agents coaches have agents athletic department higher search firms it no longer is the athletic director collector calls a guy. He trusts that guy recommends a guy he interviews them loves them and hires him now. It's a firm in New York that that has a relationship with this agent who promotes this his the guy that he represents to get the job. It's a joke college. Football has become a joke and people need to notice it and look no further for an example of the joke that is college football and how it orchestrates the politics than the vaunted. Ap Top twenty five or the week week two pole to pole. It's insanity first of all. It's insanity that people get so bent out of shape about these polls because they literally are the most ear relevant thing in college football now. They don't mean anything they used to mean everything. They meant everything they decided the national champion right then the BCS came around and they were a huge factor in the computers. Now they mean nothing. A group of men get in a room and just pick out of the air. What four teams they think belong? They just decide that these are the four teams that I think and we know what it is definitely There's a gift INA cursor. There's flaws in every system and this is one good part is that the media really has no say anymore. I mean they do about public influence in public perception but you get a bunch of couple of some some people that are involved in the sport deciding. Not a bunch of writers not a bunch of reporters or analysts. You get people to actually decide now. Oh that's that's that's one part of it but people are bent out of shape because Ohio State got jumped in and all this in in my opinion. There's only two teams that have won a game and that's Auburn Auburn has beat Oregon and Lsu beat Texas. Yeah those are the two wins right now so those two are are worthy of being ranked decently high other than that. I guess yes you could say Clemson and Alabama 'cause. They returned so many guys and they've looked impressive. I get all that but those are the two two teams that have won a game like a real game like a AH game that matters and so obviously I've said it four hundred times. We've talked about it. These rankings preseason rankings week one rankings talk to me after week four and that still is a small appetizer of what these teams are capable of not to mention the amount of growth that occurs hers through the season the amount of injuries look at USC right now. They lost their their captain their star their Stud quarterback why would did you rank them preseason if you knew. Jt Daniels wasn't a quarterback you'd be like Oh wait a minute change change of opinion but anyways. It's all for show all clicks. It's all for articles. I get it but you can look at right now. Because people want to talk about what conference is the best and the SEC's argument is valid argument. It's that their top two years better than any other top tier. That's a great argument to have but then that's not the argument is not what's the best conference the argument is what's the best top tier of a conference and then the SEC sec might might be the right answer because right now if you look at the national landscape of college football the big ten has eighty five percent win percentage and you could talk about opponents you could talk about all that nonsense all day long when they lined up and played the big ten is one eighty five percent of their games. The big twelve is one eighty three percent of their games the SEC has won sixty eighty seven point nine percent of their games tied with the ACC and the poor PAC twelve dwelling at sixty six percent but you look at the big wins. I mean no no convert you. The big twelve signature win right now is Oklahoma beating Houston like I said Esi has to legit wins right now. If you WANNA throw Florida Miami in that's two and a half. I don't think two and a quarter. I'm not thrown that in the big ten purdue beat Vandy Maryland beat Syracuse those those were two decent wins Maryland Syracuse for sure well especially with a score the score of the game. They ran them out of the state. What forty three three sixty three to twenty wasn't close in the ACC has decent wins over the SEC North Carolina beaten South Carolina Clemson beaten. AM So there's there's there's some some okay wins but there's only two wins in college football right now that matter on the landscape and that is those two SEC wins. Those are huge wins. I still believe the big ten is the the Best Conference College football. I believe and maybe the SEC big twelve battle for the next best now not top to bottom. We're talk we are talking about top to bottom right not not the top four teams not the top five teams three teams top to bottom because the bottom of the SEC boy it is an anchor occur in the middle of the ocean pulling you down yeah the the only one that might have a worse bottom is the ACC but even then. I don't know Tennessee's pretty bad the AC coastal is a struggle. That's for sure so that the game of the week obviously was the one we just talked about. LSU Texas the other game that was supposed supposed to be the another game of the week was Clemson. Am Right and Clemson am was a complete disappointment not not entirely early. We predicted it. I actually took Clemson plus sixteen and a half so I thought it would be out of hand game but it's disappointing because that is legitimately the only not on Clemson's schedule that is ranked and whoever comes out of the ACC coastal. I mean could be ranked. I doubted that such a Shit Lee might be such this crappy division in my opinion. CLEMSON has two opponents that can be the look of their schedule the first North Carolina who should be undefeated. What does that week five north. Carolina has a chance right the other team that I think will be seven or no rolling into Clemson South Carolina's Boston College and if there's a team that can beat Clemson on their schedule. I believe it's Boston College because they play a true true completely different style of football. It's smashmouth old school. Run the ball toughness. Their defense is always solid. They always have a great back that is that is a team. That's going to come into Clemson is going to be different than other teams. They've seen so. They have a chance that temple tough. Steve Adagio off absolutely oh you look at the clubs in some of the craziest things I saw when I broke do not only when I watched it live but when I broke down the game clemson only had nine third downs not conversion versions. They had nine total third down twenty six first downs. You want to know how to be great on third down be great on first and second down. That's what a reminder you always say. Don't have or don't don't you think about the percentage of of converting third down when it's threatened ten is drastically lower than third and four so if you WANNA be great at third down down better on first and second down if you get to third and three. You're going to be a really good third down team. If you're living at third and eight you're not and Clemson just decided we're. It's GonNa have third down. How about that. That's the best way Texas M. had sixteen third-down opportunities. Clemson had nine almost was half as many money downs insane but the other thing that the game film showed me is Brent Venables is one of one of if not the best defensive coordinator in America now what he does and I've talked about at once before. He's very different he the defense is chaotic all over the place. It's always he's not. It's not always like the most fundamentally sound technique sound schematically sound. He's going to wait till you line up and then call a defense based on how you lined up his very like a in chaotic. It's very just insane. You watch them on the sideline. The veins are gonNA explode his neck because he's trying to get a call and running around trying to find out where people are lined up. It's wild old but it works. It's hard to attack and his third down package against am was phenomenal. It was awesome. The disguises is he had him he there was there was probably out of the sixteen third downs. I want to say eight of them where he lined up exactly the same and the defense that was ran was completely different uh-huh and he was running what we call hot coverage. It's three deep two hundred. I used to believe it was not a real thing couldn't do it but patent are doozy it. Michigan State is the one that really created gate it and started it and it took over the country I see in the NFL now and that's one of those talk going back to the persona coach. Pat Nar doozy that is that is his baby. That was what is known for. That's why they were so one of the reasons they were so great on defense and now everybody runs it but Brent Venables was running out of this bizarre look like three safety stand in their to corners pressed and everybody else at the line and then guys are role in popping out it was awesome and it worked. Haehem was six or sixteen Kellyn callum on. Am were six six of sixteen on third down thirty eight percent and then the run defense two point. Oh two point zero yards a carry. The one thing that was that was good to see for Clemson was Trevor Lawrence bounced back from an average performance in week one right yeah. He looked a much better ebbs and flows college football right. He looked a lot better travis at the end. Look average not not average. He didn't look like he looked the first week and trevor. Lawrence was the highest graded player on either offense in offensive football all in the game. Yeah Trevor had this one throw that I saw I don't know if you guys saw it but it was his thirty yard touchdown pass to Justin Ross and he was running to his left rolling on out and he was able to turn his body just dropped this ball on a dime into the corner of the end zone. It was one of the most beautiful throws I've ever seen well. I'll tell you this that is what makes Clemson so attractive attractive on a national landscape is okay you slow down. Travis at the end we still have they still have a great quarterback and two of the top five six receivers in the country three in Justin Ross antiguans because they will take your heart out of your chest and do a touchdown dance on it in the end zone. If you just focus on travis at the end I mean they had eleven eleven catches one hundred sixty six yards and a touchdown and it was two different teams to different teams on two different levels is what you watched in that game and it was disappointing warning because Clemson's GonNa escape their way if they can get through North Carolina which they should win get through Boston College which they'll be favored in and then skate through whatever ever whatever weakling the coastal serves up for them as a as an appetizer to the playoffs. They'll be right in there. I mean it's GonNa take a pretty massive upset for them not to be undefeated absolutely absolutely a massive upset but one of the craziest things that I've been hearing today in sports media which I love sports. Media is can there be three. Sec C. C. Teams in the playoffs right that talked just pisses me off right from the start to get that narrative out there to never mind. It's not possible all like Clemson is should skate to the playoffs now. I mean outside of an upset from Boston College. I mean you're talking about. They have a one game season right now the way I look got it and that's Boston College who they're significantly more talented than so. They're in so you're telling me there's no one from the big ten big twelve is going to make it never mind the PAC twelve well. Could I guess Oregon's probably the only contender they're probably not though they wouldn't put Oregon in but it's just it's it's always just clemson and then the SEC easy Bama George Lsu that those are the already picked them. It's done I mean look at the API rankings one through four right there done i. It'll be interesting to see see but it's it's watching this landscape unfold and watching these these games play out has been a very interesting looking at it from this perspective because you see guys like like Brent Venables and the things they're doing you see players like like Trevor Lawrence and some of these guys and a t the team that I haven't watched a lot a lot of just because they're just blowing people out. I watched a little bit was Alabama but obviously they're gonNA handle their own that that'll be the the game of the year obviously now will be Alabama. LSU Yeah that's the one that you can't can't wait for. I mean assuming LSU takes care their business leading up to that which there's no reason they shouldn't in in in the big ten is going to take A. I think the big ten what you're seeing unfold is Wisconsin is the best or second best team in the conference so that could be another other Ohio State Wisconsin matchup especially if they can go upset Michigan and if you call it an upset they might be favored at this would be a home game. The the mid west region has taken a major hit with Michigan's performance. Their offense of lines shape Patterson looking average at best is really taken. A national reputation mutation hit well. Yeah Michigan dropped three spots in the people after the game against army. Obviously they struggled went to overtime. That's charitable right and my my favorite is notre. Dame jumped up one spot and they were sitting at home eating cheeseburgers as Charlie. Weis likes to say it'll be interesting. I think the CDS next two to three weeks play out because then you'll have a clearer picture of who is actually in the fight because right now. 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FTP Ep. # 136: What we have learned from Week 6 in the NFL

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FTP Ep. # 136: What we have learned from Week 6 in the NFL

"Don't miss out on your chance to listen to four times Super Bowl champ Charlie weis on the only podcast solely devoted to everyone's favourite position. Football, the quarterback, listen for free. Now by subscribing wherever you get podcasts or by going to celebrity QB dot com. Welcome to the fantasy Throwdown podcast. Bringing you the latest in sports news, fantasy analysis and opinions. Don't forget the hot takes. Can't have Hort show with, oh, hot, Texas days. What about hotcakes though? Hotcakes. Now, here's your host ready to jump into the thick of things. Dwayne calendar. Breeding Throwdown nation, welcome to another edition of the show. I want to walk you through what happened in week six. This far we've got Monday night football tonight with the Packers and forty Niners, but just want to kind of walk through what we got, right. What we got wrong and just kind of lessons learned overall. This was certainly an interesting week, capped off by just an absolute shootout of Sunday night football game. So if you had the slate where you were playing including Sunday night football as part of your pick selections, you know, hopefully yet exposure to the the pats in the chiefs because that was sleep breaking to say the least, but you know, let's get right down to someone matchups we saw today the raiders and Seahawks were in London, punishing London. With yet. Another terrible game Seahawks went twenty seven to three. And you know, this was a game, see how favor by three and a half. But I mean, this game wasn't even close. I mean the raiders just look so lifeless as a team. The offense is uninspired. The pass blocking is terrible, Derek Carr. You know, for whatever reason doesn't seem to have the authority to check out a certain place because you know, watching this game, you know and believe me. I try not to watch this game for too long, but watching this game reminds me so much the giants where you got offense of sets that don't make a whole lot of sense and the quarterback, not being able to check out a certain place. And I don't know if this is just along the lines of similar Eli were Derek car is too nice guy to be his own advocate, but dare cars not doing himself any favors and he got himself hurt. Just because the poppy it completely collapsed around them. If you look at the events metrics, I mean, car is one of the most hit quarterbacks in the league behind one of the worst offense lines in the league at, you know, almost as bad as the giants. But you know car took a beating six sacks and again jacked up his non throwing arm, but it still took a couple of good wax, twenty thirty one for one hundred forty two yards. I mean it's just Dink and dunk. The raiders are looking at tar trademark Cooper who had one target on day. I mean joining Nelson had three targets to catches for six yards like the raiders offense cannot move the football at all. And even then they're not even running the football that much because marshawn Lynch only had thirteen carries general Charlie at two cares like the raiders are just again similar to the giants. Looks like a stale offense with no originality whatsoever can tent again, Jon Gruden, baggy patch or retread coach like coaches that are not like supposed to be offense. Genius, not able to use the players the most green a fashion. But yeah, the raiders looked terrible. The Seahawks defense is not that good to be perfectly honest. Like the Seahawks were able to do whatever they wanted whenever they wanted because the raiders were that bad. I mean, the raiders giants are legitimately competing for overall number one pick based off of how they're playing right now. And it looks like it's intentional with somebody's coaching staffs Russell Wilson pedestrian day, but. But he really didn't need to do all that much because again, the raiders offense was not moving the football whatsoever there it was not happening. So you got the Seahawks again when he twenty seven to three with Russell Wilson throwing for two hundred twenty two yards and three touchdowns again pedestrian day by Russia's standards, but they didn't need to do anything. So they just play ball control the rest of the half and it was a split split Simon between Chris Carson Rashad penny, you know, if you're looking at it from fancy perspective, Rashad penny like had his most rushing tests for the season hand, nine hundred forty three yards. Chris Carson fourteen attempts for fifty nine yards. And Mike Davis had six cares for twenty one yards. Like overall like Doug Baldwin was the Seahawks the best day. But you know, the Seahawks are just like they were just trying to get into a sentiment offense rhythm because. The raiders were not doing anything to give them any trouble. So that's all there is to be said about that game. Carolina and Washington. So this was just a case of, you know, I was a week too early because I was talking about Carolina dropping games that they shouldn't be dropping, and I just missed it by a week and a match up where Carolina was favored on the road against the Washington team that is struggling Miley and got blown out of the building by the saints. Carolina comes in there and just lays Neg throughout the tower game and then was desperately scrambling to try to get back into it. I know a lot of people were on Christian McCaffrey yesterday for DFS purposes. You know, obviously you're starting regular fantasy, but Carolina was just not in sync at all. I mean, can Newton throws forty times. He's twenty seven forty two thirty five two touchdowns and a pick. But you know, Carolina was just playing from behind and they never really committed to run the football. I mean, you know, you got eight, rushing attempts for twenty yards like Carolina. It was just not really effective running and it showed they just abandoned Ren game and just focus strictly on thrown football. You had a couple of plays where Cam just miss them guys. But I mean that's typical Cam Newton, you know, I can't say that. I'm surprised that all by this, but the, you know, he'll have these games. I mean, Washington, you know, realistically if you look at it out with was twenty one thirty six for one sixty three. I mean it was as thinking dunk as you can get. But you know, you got Adrian Peterson, rushing seventeen times for ninety seven yards and controlled the clock. I mean he gave Alex Smith a short field to work with for every third downplay. So. That was difference of the game, like washed it was able to control the clock and they were able to make just enough place. Carolina just never was in a rhythm there. I mean, this is played at what? Why should they wanna do for a pace? You know, even though the offense is trash for Washington. I'll be perfectly honest like Alex have has been one of the worst performance quarterbacks the tire year, and it's not even surprise here. I mean he went from a high scoring offense with the chiefs of grant line. And you know, even though e still has a very good offensive line and watched it, the weapons are not even close to being the same and he's got a nice big contracts. He doesn't feel the need to be as much of a gunslinger as he was last year. So again, not surprise at all with somebody's numbers, but you know, wash thing gets the win, and this was the Carolina swoon game that hours waiting on. I just missed it by week which it noise me because you know cast in on this one but washed to gets the win over the Panthers. Twenty three seventeen. Moving on. You get the Steelers and the Bengals the Steelers just owned the Bengals like the Bengals. Realistically, just find ways of losing these games. Even though if you look at the numbers to be perfectly honest, the Steelers should've won this game more easily, but the Bengals were able to make place. They just didn't make enough of them defensively. So the score was twenty one all the banks that just ended up. They put the ball seals core to make a play, and yet there there was a pick play by Justin hunter, literally blocking the Bengals the well out of the way so that AB take into the house. There's no question about that. It was picked play, but you know the NFL's going to cover that out. They're not gonna mitt that they made a mistake. There was no attempt to clear out. By just he literally went out of his way the block. As soon as the ball was snapped. So it was a case where you've got. You know, pig play that should've count it, but you know, seals got away with it. And when I always say about pick him rump place at our that honestly, more team should be running them and to be perfectly honest, they don't get called a not nearly enough not to be worthwhile because they realistically they all get called about ten percent of the time. So if you gotta play where you can get your fastest guy on the field, the ball nine out of ten times why the hell aren't you running pick place? It doesn't make any sense to me. Why more teams don't do this and you know, I'll looking at the giants and I'm limited there. There are teams that could easily benefit from running more pick place and they just don't do it. They just don't do it. Steals get the win here. Big Ben goes thirty two, four, six, three, six, nine only for one TD desk goes James. Connor had a day nineteen cares hundred. Eleven. Yards to TD's Connor is putting up numbers. The talk is. Labia I'm Bill is coming back during the bye week. You know, for fancy owners like regular fantasy. I'm holding Pat on Connor. I'm not going crazy over lady. I'm belt coming back because I still have my doubts that the Steelers are re realistically going to bring back into the fold. I still think that the trade is a distinct possibility because of the fact that you know the Steelers while they're winning games, you know, realistically, they also have to start planning out what the long term strategies they go all in. But I do think that a certain point that the Steelers have to figure out what the next move isn't it. They can get a few more pieces in there for the defense because realistically, Steelers cannot win. It even come close to winning title of this year unless defense gets better like the Bengals were not playing well on offense yesterday for large. Swath of the game, and they still were able to just drive down the field. It's score a touchdown when it to like the Steelers defense has to be able to button up and they don't have the personnel to do so. So I look, I look at labia bell as the big trade piece that maybe they can actually make it move and improve that defense significantly least get them in position to make a deep playoff. Oh, kiss Connor shown that even though he's not close lady, I'm bells level. He's productive enough that if you can use Levy on bell leverage in some defensive chips, you gotta do it if you're Steelers, so that that's where I'm looking into in terms of the overall production there. So gonna move on. We got the chargers and the Browns, and this is the one match up where I was kind of kicking myself because I faded Melvin Gordon and I'm still take off at myself because I should have made more money on the fess this yesterday. If I, if I had just like wrote it out with Melvin Gordon, but. Beat at as it may. Melvin Gordon just has an unbelievable day. Gordon goes for one hundred thirty yards. Rushing with three touchdowns. I mean, the may put up thirty five points on. Well, over thirty five points draft case because he had the over a hundred hundred yards rushing BOTAS. But you know, it was. It was frustrating because I thought this was going to be game where you're going to get a lot of Melvin Gorny your and gets them off the neck ller in the passing game, and it was going to be more bounce game because Cleveland's defense while it's not good from a secondary perspective, they're they're calling card. Was there rush defense and the chargers just put them to shame yesterday. I mean, there was nothing to charge couldn't do running the football against the Brown. So that one was an eye opener just in terms of Melvin Gordon is becoming more match of proof and the yards per carry are increasing for Melvin Gordon. So you know, I'm going to grow on this one because from draft day perspective, I was a little bit concerned about Melvin Gordon coming into the year just. You know, he's usually nicked up banged up and the yard for Kerry were trending in the negative direction. And you know what? He, he was able to gather disprove the doubters wrong and continued to churn out incredible numbers week after week. You got five top running backs between girly saquon Barkley Melvin Gordon cream hunt, James, Connor, you know. You know. And you can talk about Alvin Kamara as well. But like Kamara also has the issue of Mark Ingram comeback to still carry. So you know, Kamara in that talk as well. But you know, you got six top running backs, but realistically now go for like, it could be down the floor and Melvin Gordon is one of them like just come back. You know, Steelers do decide to keep waving, which I think is a mistake thing. They gotta train them, but living comeback. That's going to split time with him in Connor. Because I, I think the Steelers really do Connor in his performance out, think is going to be a ninety ten split. I think it's it's a fifty fifty split. Especially just to keep living healthy because he hasn't been going through contact. So realistically you're looking at a case where you got four top running backs that are gonna have their dominance of the football. And even Kareem hunt, you don't get a massive game. Last night is not always feature out option on the on the chiefs offense. So you know, again, Melvin Gordon saquon Barkley, girly all seem to be matchup proof in terms of will they can do production-wise. I mean, the Browns of themselves, you know, was a rough day in the office for Baker Mayfield. Two picks not whole lot going on a lot of dump off. Do Johnson Jervis Landry had nine targets, but only two catches the detri- to get the ball issues. Bigger can deliver to the church secondary played well yesterday, moving on, he had the jets beat the colts forty to thirty four. Edgy luck was not good in this game. I'm just gonna say, Andrew luck was not good throwing football yesterday. He was twenty three or forty three for three hundred yards. Four touchdowns at three picks. Andrew luck was not good. He is the reason why to call loss this game. The colts defense did not play well either. But you know, Ayoola just put his team is bad spots. Multiple times the colts try to get a little bit more bounce with the rushing attack with Marla MAC. Returning he at twelve cared for eighty nine yards. But again, Andrew lucked kept thrown them into bad spot. So you know the Colston have the football. They really did not have the football. I mean, the jets were able to get twenty nine carries between blah Powell and is Ahah Crowell because of all Angela turnover. So it made life easy for Sam darnold because he did a lot of thinking dunk passes he at twenty four thirty two eighty. But a lot of this digging dunk to Germain cours like Terrell Pryor had a. Big game Filo for touchdown because Quincy Numa got her. But if you looked at this game like this really wasn't a great game. I mean, this was like the jets taken advantage of the colts being dumb, but you know the jets get the win here and they were comfortably ahead because edgy look kept turn the ball over in the second half. But you know, so I gotta be lucky than good and the jets the jets certainly add that work in their favor. Moving on, you had the foul kids beat the Tampa Bay bucks thirty four to twenty nine. This was just a shootout. Well, it was the return of James Winston. He goes thirty or forty one for three ninety. Five and four TD's and two picks Atlanta's defense is hot garbage. I mean speaking of teams that need to do something to re rejig squad. I mean, Atlanta's had a ton of injuries, but you know what they got left on defense cannot work in the playoffs. Like the Atlanta has to find a way and the Ella won't make the playoffs at the rate. They're going at two and four now, but realistically, ask it Sears, they have to find someone to play the fence on that squad. Jabe is puts up a over thirty fantasy points. Payton barber has a good game. I mean, this was like supposed to showcase Ronald jobs. The second pay Barbara had thirty carries for eighty two yards. Ronald jobs or the care to ball once like this. This is like that to be the last day for the Royal Jones odors. There are enough votes trumping up Ronald Jones. The second as this is the week that it's going to happen and pain, Barbara's the guy. I mean, if you drop Peyton Barbara in your fantasy league, you know, he's not good. We all know that he's not good, but it's like you need a running back. You know, row Jones is not going to be the answer, like yesterday's game pretty much sealed it like jobs not is not going to be the guy. You know, they'll try to work them in, but like par, Barbara's the guy for this season, that's all there is to it until Tampa falls out of it or whatever. Like that situations, not changing. Mike Evans was relatively quiet at one thing that did do well. They double team Mike Evans to holy hell. So like they had to go to guys like. A Chris Godwin and go Davis had to go on meet OJ Howard as well adult Humphry at a game as well. But they forced. James duh throat anywhere. But Mike Evans, my still had four catches for fifty eight yards, but not the monster. Gay people were expecting like. Atlanta least made sure that. Mike wasn't the guy who beat them today. On the flip side for Atlanta Atlanta's offense. Like you know, even without the freemen they took care of business, Matt, Ryan. Third one affordable for three, fifty, four, three TD's, Tevin Coleman. You know, did serve job. Ten carries five yards. Heels had a receiving touchdown enough Smith was a little bit of a fantasy done. Eleven carries for twenty two yards, but he did get the touchdown. So it wasn't a complete waste at men pricing essentially and Julio. I mean, ten catches for one forty three. And again, this is the most frustrating thing that can happen for the fess. You know, I was all about the Atlanta stack with Ryan sununu Ridley and Julio, you know, wind up where it's just Julio wine of where it's a combination of new and Ridley exit Julio, and it was working swimmingly until both the new and. Really get injured. The targets ended up going to Austin Hooper who had nine catches for everyone yards touched out, monster game for Austin, Hooper who majesty come close closer Julio turns a fantasy points which never happened, but Julio is just, you know, for whatever reason, red zone targets, like they can't figure out a way to get Julio the ball out throwing triple coverage like they can't to design a play for Julio to get into the end Endo, it's comical the way sarcomas collie calling the game from the twenty to twenty. But from twenty to the goal line like Sark not figure out ways of getting Julio the football. I mean, Julio is balling week after week. They can't get it done in the rent on to get him a score, at least reward them for acceptance, but Atlanta gets the win here. So fantasy griping aside the falcons improve the two and four, but that defense, oh man at defense needs. I'm work moving on in a battle of coach, you should be fired versus a coach with the worst roster in the NFL the Houston. Texans beat the Buffalo Bills, Tway thirteen. I mean, this one was just a case of like Bill, Brian honestly needs to get fired. I'm I'm really not even going to say anything more than that. I mean, the game was pitiful by the Texas. I mean, the fact that the bills were even this close is remarkable. Let's just break down the numbers here because the other Hopkins only get six targets. Five catches for sixty three yards and a TD. This was one of the lowest. Rank games on the slate in terms of of potential for points and it lived up to that low billing. I mean, realistically, nothing happened in this game. I mean, nothing. So you know, you didn't have much going all will fuller criti- than have a whole like on the Texans, have too much talent on this team to be getting held down the Shawn Watson was fifteen, twenty five one seventy seven. A touchdown in two picks. Honestly, the play calling is atrocious for the Texans. Like I go, I go 'bout teams every week and I talk about how bad play it can make good teams look terrible and the Texans are trying to make the Shawn Watson run the same crappy offense that they were running. When the Shawn Watson was injured at the end of last year, they won't let the Watson play the. Open style game that he wants to play their confining them to this Lemus offense of scheme that hasn't worked for five different quarterbacks that Bill Brian keeps trotting out there previously before he got to Watson like this is this little horse manure like Bill O'Brien needs to be fired. He cannot come out with offense. That doesn't involve Tom Brady, Tom Brady can run that style of office doesn't mean every single quarterback would be able to run it like he has different personnel. Any can't make it work with these guys like enough. It's like enough. I mean, literally it took the bills to have an injury for Josh Allen to turn the reins over to the Peterman. The Peterman made them in appearance again and guess what? The Peterman attic through a nice touchdown pass. I gave the Peterman credit and then he threw a pick six and another pick after that. So the Peterman. Dimply does best throw interceptions, but he did have a nice touchdown pass. I'll give Peterman that Nathan Peterman did athlete throw nice touchdown pass today Jones that did actually happen. They Jones was also the most productive offensive player for the bills from fancy perspective with twelve and a half points. Shady McCoy was actually used shockingly sixteen for seventy three yards. Three catches for twenty one yards. The Bill say that they're not training Shaw McCoy which means that they are trained with trauma Koi because every take team at face value for what they say. You know, I got a bridge sell you. I fully believe that lets you on McCoy is on the move. It's just that they don't want teams to know that he's on the move, even if it's not too. To Philly. I still show McCoy's on the moves elsewhere, the bills, two and four. Like realistically, if Josh Allen has significant lawns injury season's over Peterman can't play. So there's no point to having Leshan McCoy on the roster. I definitely believe that McCoy's on the move. But you know, as I said with this game, like the fact that it took the bills, have an injury quarterback to put Peterman back in to allow for Houston to gain the upper hand is ridiculous. Like realistically, Bill branch have been fired already, but you know if they lost bills e. 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The game of the day in terms of just roller coaster rides, you had the dolphins and the bears the bears coming off the bye. I mean the best case scenario you got an injured dolphin team when I attend hills not playing. So you got Brock Osweiler to deal with Brock Osweiler who flamed out in Denver, flamed out in Houston, came back in them ver- still flamed out again. Mood over to Cleveland. Why I got the order Rombo like flame down and Cleveland to the point that Cleveland didn't even want him on the starting roster to begin a season. I mean, Brock Osweiler throws for three hundred and eighty yards. Three touchdowns to really bad picks. Let's be fair to really bad picks. But twenty eight to forty four. The this game here was decided on just blown assignments by the bears. The bears were falling all over himself tackling and were just out of position on to horrendously broken place. Alba Wilson has six catches for one hundred fifty five yards including a seventy five yard touchdown reception. Yes, Albert Wilson had the album Wilson who had barely catch two passes for the chiefs last year on a good day had six catches for one hundred fifty five yards in two TV's. If if that's not reason, say this of wacky league, I don't know what is because the combination of Albert Wilson and Brock Osweiler one dude a million dollars on draftkings this weekend. The user who actually won the million Nair maker on draftkings was Dave met one-two-three entry thirty four on draftkings. I mean, yes, that means he spent well over four hundred dollars playing the millionaire make draft games, but guess what it paid off because the random as combination of Brock Osweiler and Albert Wilson won him a million dollars. You know. You know, you can't make this stuff up eve. Realistically, this was just a bunker scame that should've ended with. You got the yacht Kenyan Drake fumbling at the goal line in overtime. When they're the dolphins, we're gonna punch this in an end. The game. He fumbles on the goal line bears cover, bare, stripe down the field in overtime, and sh. You know, I've want met Nagy to explain this to me because he has lost two games. Now, inexplicably with God awful play collie between the Packers game this game. The bears are third out in three. It's there in life for fifty. Three are feel he go for a bomb instead of actually picking up the first down and instead his kicker whose coding parkey who again, you wouldn't trust with your life if he had to make a forty yard field goal, let alone a fifty three yard field goal. Cody parkey doesn't even come close to hitting that fifty. Three are field goal. I have no idea what was going through nays mind about not picking up the fucking I down to begin with. It made no sense. If honestly, if I'm a bears fan, I want to smash. I bears fans probably ready smashed the TV watching that game. But it's like literally like Matt Nagy. Just drudge me up the wall because literally the bears like not not gonna lie. The bears legitimately should be undefeated. They should be five or no. They're three and two because of their coach being in jackass, like like straight up being jackass on the road, like the bear should be five l. they should be toast of the division in the NFC north. And now they came back down to earth and it's they're in a tight race with the Vikings and Packers. Realistically, this is one of the dumbest decisions. We'll see all year. It made notes. It made absolutely no sense. The bears lose this game and they, they got a gift. We can't Drake fumbling and they gave it right back to the dolphins when they knew the bears. Defrance was gassed. I out beside myself because like Kenyan Drake was like praying on the sidelines for. That field goal to go through the dolphins, which it did. But I mean, the bears just muffed another game on the road. Like I'll be perfectly blunt. The bear should be five now and three to because their head coach basically comes across as jackass to me. But that's all say on that one. So moving on. And congrats to Dave met for somehow playing Brock Osweiler. Albert Wilson dreams do come true, and sometimes scroll finds that. But like that was one of the most bizarre combos I've ever seen win a million dollars on draftking so point that one out. Getting into the afternoon slate. You got the Minnesota Vikings like just pretty much doing what they wanted to against the the cardinals. The tables, Murray had a monster game. You know, people were talking about this like. Like it's it's always funny thing because you know, we're saying ourselves savings. Murray is dirt cheap, and he constantly has these games where you should be lineup for months their game, and he puts up eight points. And of course, like you say is, you know, I don't wanna have too much exposure to Merck is can't afford to dud. Latavius Murray goes out Russia's for one hundred fifty five yards touched out. So he puts the twenty two points. And you know, you're just like you want to like scream at the sky because you're just saying yourself, man, I left those points on the table. And I coulda use the money elsewhere, but like the way it saved up with tornament today with just like how random being like, you know, it wasn't like a game breaker, but it was annoying. And then Adam Thiel and six games NFL like ready, like hearing set the record with five straight games, one hundred yards or more receptions. Now it's at six games. I fully apologize due to folks that I said, we're making a mistake drafting deal and ahead of Stefan like for, like, you know, the real Kirk cousins career, the rapport woulda favored him being more in line with Steph on digs than Adam deal for whatever reason, like the report is just there with dealing and not there with digs. I'm actually getting worried about Steph on digs owners this season because the rapport is with dealing clearly. I mean, diggs does get his touches week to week, but not. Nearly at the same rate deal and had fifteen targets stuff on at five. And I know Patrick Peterson was on digs, but they even try to get digs involve just like, say, hey, we will take dealing all day if you're gonna put Patrick Peterson on Steph on Biggs and that was it like Arizona, never Bonnard switching off onto deland like I couldn't believe it. It's like I kept waiting for deal into get cooled off in Patrick, like never never covered. You know, comical. David Johnson the tough day at the office, but that was to be expected. There's a reason why who's priced at fifty nine hundred on draftkings with liking Christie fence. Dave Johnson ended up with fifty five yards, rushing and one TV, but there was nothing else going on with the Zona offense. Again, this is what I say for folks that say, oh, you gotta draft the young QB Jess Rosen was twenty twenty one of thirty one for two forty an interception like Josh Rosen was doing dinking dunk because he doesn't have it off. It's of line. And you know, because he doesn't have an offense line. Yeah, he can scramble but like no one's gonna get death for open down the field because it's it's not like he's got that much scrambling ability like the QB's are available. This you're out. El-ahmar Jackson were not really scrambling QB's. So again, like for giants fans who keep complaining about not taking a QB like there weren't a whole lot there, but. Let's move on. Yet the Rams fortunate enough to get a win against the Broncos. Ma high was twenty six degrees celsius twenty six degrees Fahrenheit. Whoops. Jeez, visit like toys. Three celsius makes Ashley decent day, but like it was twenty six degrees Fahrenheit and ills. Freezing cold. You know, again in this matchup. Case keenum scouted gutter. I mean the Broncos had the perfect conditions to catch the Rams like the Rams were basically reduced to just giving the ball Todd Gurley and get the hell out of his way. Todd Gurley had twenty eight Rochas for two hundred eight yards to TD's. Two catches for seventeen yards like the Rams were not able to throw the football that much at all. Joerg off was fourteen to Twenty-eight. Those the lease officiant. I've seen Jared Goff like the Broncos that in excellent job, but being up jamming receivers at the line of scrimmage, yes. There are injuries because Cooper Cup got injured on a horse collar tackle. Brandin cooks was a pretty much contained like he couldn't get. He couldn't get out over the top. Like there were like they play two men and cover to. They literally blanketed down the field. So the play was to run the football. You know, this is what I laugh at with the giants. Like when teams give us looks to run the football. We don't run the football. We still insist are doing short passes. No. When you have looked that say, oh, okay, we're gonna let you run the football because we're not gonna let you beat us over the top. You run the football. That's what you do. You give what the defense gives you some. Sometimes you can dictate what you wanna do so times like don't be grea-. Take the give you and stop being stubborn about it. The Rams did that like girly did. What did his thing and Rams got got away with a win, but like I'm actually the Rams defense did not play well yesterday if. Case keenum place a little bit better. The Broncos win that game at home because they were doing a lot of good things on defense. But you know, it is what it is. Like, you know, the Broncos made their bed with case keenum. Keno got hurt Kraus's at securing because it got chatted, Kelly was gonna come into the game, which was not exactly tasteful, but I can sense why the crowd is just so frustrated because case keenum is not playing well. Perfectly honest. Like we're gonna get into this like between case keenum. Blake Bortles like there are two teams that can make the playoffs this year that need upgrades at quarterback for trade. So you know, you can say, whatever you want about any lamenting, but like as as bad as allies playing, he's still playing better than case Kita and Blake Bortles. It's not a really not close. So speaking of Blake, Bortles let's talk about the Cowboys dumping the Jacksonville. Jaguars Cowboys win four to seven. This game was basically predicated on Blake Bortles being incapable of ridding a defense and during football. He was fifteen twenty six one forty nine. What touchdown one pick by he was so gun shy at throwing the football because they can't jamming the Jags receivers at the line of scrimmage. He couldn't make reads, and he couldn't run underneath because Jalen Smith was waiting for Blake Bortles to run the. Football. So he could smash him into a Blidia. Blake Bortles have four rushes for twenty two yards and is only because when the Cowboys played zone later on the game, when the game was out of reach that he started running when Jalen Smith was out there. Blake Bortles was scared. Like I swear seem like worlds going to piss his pants because like they could not do anything offensively at all today. Like jammed align. They did. When I say you have to do Blake Bortles make them actually try to be a quarterback, make a make read progressions. He cannot do it. So by jamming, jamming aggressively at the line, the Cowboys defense was able to do what I need to do. And TJ yelled cannot run between the tackles. Eight carries forty one yards, but LA, that was garbage. Sign. Jamaal Charles is done. Five carries five yards like like the Jags need a quarterback. And they need a running back. Like if the Jags wanna be serious and taken seriously, you know, even if you don't want Blake. If you don't want to trade for a Cumulus place, Blake Bortles you gotta bring them running back like winter, you paying up for lady. I'm bell or training for Shawn McCoy you gotta bring in a running back that can actually be there because you know, one of the things that the always say, availability is your best ability and letter for neck cannot demonstrate that he can be healthy enough to play for you every Sunday like they have to bring in someone that can run between the tackles. Forget this. Offense cannot work unless they have run game like the giants can run the football in spite of that off the line saquon Barkley was good enough to create offense like the giants have options to generate offense when things aren't going well right now for Jacksonville, they have no way of generating offense at the run game. Can't get going like unless unless Blake Bortles is allowed to able of running escape the pocket because. The other team doesn't have WI backers athletic enough or spying on him like the Jags are just going to continue to struggle. This is a very simple offense. The game plan for I said, that repeatedly, that's reason why said Jacksonville was like, I have one playoff team that everyone has pencilled in that they shouldn't be pencilling in automatically gen-x, three and three. But there are ways the game plan for they'll make the playoffs because of how crappy their divisions and the coach Bill Bryant him. She get fired and you got a Indianapolis team that finds ways screwing up. So the Jags were gonna make the playoffs, but the Jags are not the lock that people say they are. They'll get him because of that division, but they are not the team that people are saying they are. You know, Dallas was able to run on them because that team does not generate the pass, rush on defense that you would attribute to one of the all-time great defenses. Yeah, they can. They can slow you down Ryan to football, but when you have a good offense line like the Cowboys too, you can run the football and then makes things easier for deck Prescott when Dax is not throwing the ball because again, the Cowboys run some the simplest route routes in business. Like you know, Lee just sat in Santa zone of what the Jan giving them, and they just kept dumping the ball Colby's -ly all game long. Colby's -ly had nine catches for one hundred yards TD's because he he's veteran. He knows how to navigate around defense, and he found the pockets of space like Dako a three or four hundred and eighty three yards. Over like, you know, that's all you need to know. Like Dr for hundred yards Kobe's Lii was responsible for one hundred and one like that cannot hit like multiple receivers. That's not his game. He can dump the ball off and he can. He can throw to wide open guys like the Cowboys do not have a complex offense. The Jags got be because the Cowboys were able to run the football and because the Jags when they were playing zone, they got burned by Kobe's sleep. Having a great game that was about it. So that takes us to the massacre of the day. Ravens win, twenty one. Nothing over. The titans. I'll be perfectly blunt here like the ravens ran football. Joe flacco threw for two thirty eight. The Raymond's could have taken a siesta on offense. The ravens defense was that good. Like realistically, like the ravens offense was just running routes just to get guys involved. So they kept spreading the ball around because they had time to try out different route progresses for different receivers, they they were able to target multiple guys like Tennessee was so pitiful on offense. Marcus mariota was responsible for seventy five percent of the titans offense yesterday and he threw for one seventeen and rushed for twenty five yards. Mariana was the team's leading rusher der cannery had twenty one yards. Dion Lewis had nine yards like the titans were that pitiful. They can run the football. They couldn't pass the football like no one's ope. Even like the Ramage were so completely utterly dominated the titans. It was literally the equivalent of watching professional team versus a college team, like that's how pitiful tonight. The titans are not that bad, but they're not that much better either. Like I talked about this before, what the titans like that roster is not nearly as good as it probably should be given the players that they have and why receiving core has a lot of question marks like the don't show up week to week and Corey Davis cannot get shut down that badly. He's the number one receiver. He's a number one draft pick. He cannot be invisible on the field, and that's where it was yesterday. You like you. You have to use a magnifying us to find him on the field, but it is what is, but like that was about as dominant performance you're ever going to see from a defense and a team that had like no answer for it, like titans from the first. Half two second-half looked like the executive end no idea what to do against the ravens defense yesterday. It was that pitiful watching. So that takes us to the Sunday night game, which was the absolute gem of the weekend lived up to all the hype. And I'll say this, you know, for a team like the pats to win this game where they had no penalties committed and never punted for them to only when forty three to forty shows just how good Patrick Mahomes 'as because the path plate about it's clean a game as you can have. Yes, Brady had the big fumble, but the pats played a relatively clean game. They had. They had some defensive place that they've made that were excellent defensive place like the password communicating on defense, the they were able to Mahomes a couple of times because Mahomes did throw two picks, and there were pigs forced by the defense because Dante how tower of faked out Mahomes. And then on the first half play, like they get Mahomes sped up and. To military where he forced to pass on first down where he didn't need to fade team seconds left to go and the first half. He didn't need to make that throw to Pat ready. Spent him up to route that first half like the pats did a very good job. But the one thing that the pats like have to deal with that tees have is just the team speed of Tyree kill in cream, how they are too fast on the field. Tirade kill, had seven catches for hundred forty two yards at three TV's like and there were couple of other chances that he could have had as well like Terry kill, could've score fifty points in fantasy last night. He he came out with just over thirty nine points, but it could have been even more like that's how dominant his speed was because he just broke some place where like honestly, you just tip your hat to them. He's just too fast. Same Macroom hunt, ten rushes for eighty yards. Five catches for one hundred five yards touched out. Like there are team speed was. Just on point and you know the patriots made it a goal to shutdown Travis Kelsey and make sure blanket it. So he Kelsey only had five catches for sixty one yards like Kelsey was phased out the game, but because of the speed of hill and hunt, I don't think the pats have a game plan to slow those guys. Dow I've really don't. I think that team speed is what scares bejesus out of Belgium and why they don't want to play them. I think the biggest thing is like the patriots. They match up against the chiefs. Again, they have to hope it's f- ox, borough and at snowing because that's the only way that's going to slow down the chiefs offense. Because the case of this game was the patriots were able to drag down the field at the very end to get the field goal from Gostkowski. But honestly, if that goods into overtime situation and score feel I, I felt like the way the game was moving on that chiefs. We're going to pound him for. Touchdown, like I don't think the patriots have a game plan that extends beyond sixty minutes for cheese unless it's a cold weather game in the snow. I think like the the chiefs ran out of time more than the patriots beat the cheese. It was a case where the cheese made enough mistakes where they couldn't add to win the game in regulation. That's where I kind of felt this because, again. Just a great game by the chiefs. The patriots again, pleading credibly, clean game because you had James Wayne Sony, Michel combined for thirty rushes and over one hundred forty yards. Rushing between the two of them. Michelle had one hundred six yards white had thirty nine yards. Michel, they flipped around where. Jays had the five catches for fifty three yards like they kept using the touch between the two running backs to try to slow down the game and yet still chiefs were right there with them neck and neck. I know Brady MRs. Couple of throw suggest Gordon down the field then that could have bourbon a game open. I mean, Brady still was twenty four thirty five for three forty touched out like Brady bald Brady gotta break on the rushing attempt when the defender was free of falling on him. So he kind of let them go and break advantage of it. But the pats like did just enough to win game, but down the road like that chief team is scary. It's the first loss of the season, but that chief, Steve scary like you kind of have to hope that Eddie read empties out the chamber and runs out of creative place because like turf of that team talent, that talent is so good right now. It is hard to find the team that's going to be able to stop the chiefs down the road data house, scared. All right now it was a loss, but it showed me a lot in that loss that how the pats beat them because the pets Baseley had the play perfect and hope that the made mistakes to win that game at home. Like that's the scary part. So that does it for the recap of week six far, we have the money making coming up Packers favor by like ten point here. It is deserved because CJ beat hard. Is just not in quarterback. He's a captain checked out. So if you're play fess tonight, I would say look at a guy like George Kibble look at Cal used check of the forty Niners because Beth third is just going to or beat heart. It's just going to throw it to those guys. Specifically those guys are going to get seventy five percent of the targets of the past. Beat hard actually throws out there because again, he's not gonna be thrown wide receivers. All that much. It's going to be a lot of checkouts to kill a tight end and also use check the runningback slash fullback of the forty Niners. Those would be the targets the Packers. Meanwhile, it's going to be interesting because you get injuries to Druml Allison and Randall Cobb. No one quite knows like, whoa. If it looks like it's still going to be gametime decision for both of them. So outside of devante atoms, it's kind of like up near mystery as to who you're gonna play Marquez, scaling Valdez is still a potential, but if Cobb or else in is ready to go, then you know you're going to have to plug them into the lineup. So interesting dynamic here for Monday night. If you fancy contests still in play, good luck to you, but I don't think there's got to be particularly good game. But you know, with the game that we had yesterday, you know, you should be happy with the weekend as ole. So that's going to do it for the show today. I could talk about a baseball a little bit more with socks and the Astro series, but I'll save that for tomorrow. While recap the Bruce game net goes on, I think the brewers missed. A golden opportunity to go up to, oh, I think it's going to come back to halt them because I think Walker bueller is going to have a good game tonight pitching. So I think the dodgers going to take back control the series and win tonight. So they'll be up to two one. So that's my pick for tonight's baseball game, but we'll see how it goes. And we will definitely talk tomorrow as I recap the Monday night game, and they get into some baseball discussion as well and also talk about the return ity MBA. So that's all for now and have a good day. It's the most talked about position in all of sports, the quarterback, and now there's a show solely dedicated to the most sought after role on the field. Celebrity QB featuring four times Super Bowl, champion coach, Charlie, weis. I'm like, other football shows. You'll get the inside scoop on all things quarterbacks. Like is this the year, Tom Brady finally looks his age will dating danika, Patrick, distract Aaron Rodgers. Dan, Patrick, Charlie, we're interested in that. You know? 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Best of The Odd Couple for Oct 27, 2020

The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker

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Best of The Odd Couple for Oct 27, 2020

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Thanks for listening to the best of the odd couple PODCASTS, be sure to catch US live every weekday from seven pm ten, pm Eastern four to seven Pacific on Fox Sports Radio Find Your local station for the odd couple of Fox sports radio DOT COM or stream it live every day on the iheartradio APP by searching F Esau. You're listening to the best of the odd couple with Chris Bruce and Rob Parker. We have a special guest to start off. This hour is a four time superbowl champion. Now, working as an NFL analyst coach at the college level and the pro level, we're pleased to welcome in Charlie Weis. Charlie. Welcome to. What's going on man? You know this is this is truly COUPLA I'm talking to. You right about that. So we are. We are named we are aptly named. Obviously. A lot of people know you from Your Time on the coaching staff in New England as so we gotta start with Tom, Brady? Look he's forty three years old. If if you're watching their games I mean he is his ball placement. Has Been Really. I'll say surprised me but it's been impeccable for the last several weeks and three of his touchdowns I thought in Sunday grunk. Scotty Miller and Tyler Johnson we're just perfectly plays balls. What are you surprised I know you have faith in Brady obviously but he is forty three. He isn't a new system. Are you surprised at what he's been able to do so far? No. No Because one one time, he knows that he's on his way down. So he'll he'll walk away. Is Too big. He's to bigger competitor if he didn't think that he can play at a high level. He he would retire. Because it's it's too important for him to to strive for excellence. So I knew you know as a matter of fact I thought on the summer. I mean you know he's he had the tiger now it was almost like a kid in a candy store. and. You know it's almost like you know him happened to prove themselves. Okay I. was there under bill the whole time you know and now I'm going to a new place with new guys and I think age is almost irrelevant to him. You know he wants to go in there and do all he could to help the team win and eighteen touchdowns four interceptions so far I say so far so good Chali you just said something that I think Is Spot on is that despite all that's going on in his career Tom Brady does feel like he has to prove something because not everybody buys into the idea that it was all him and when we talk about a Christian I, argue all the time Tom Brady has had a great career that's not the issue but that Patriots team which you're part of won four championships with. Adam budgetary was a big part of that team. One of the greatest kickers the NFL's overseen Bill Belichick is one of the greatest coaches we've ever seen and the defense that he was able to have in the last three super bowls that the Patriots won. The opponent hadn't scored a point in the fourth quarter which allows you to be able to get back and win games and even that Ram Super Bowl they scored three points. Chali and remember the rams had the fifth grade is offense and the history of the NFL going into that Super Bowl. So I think Tom Brady does feel like he has something to prove that. It's not just bill belichick or other people, but he wants to be included and do you think that he needs to do that or my off base on this? Guy Played with a chip on his shoulder from the day, he entered the league. He walked into the League pissed off. You know that he was drafted into sex round like it was all he was already mad. Okay, and And he just you know he he sat for a year he was on four string. His rookie year. Says No next year. You know bledsoe gets hurt early in the air. And Training Camp as a matter of fact, the competition for the second quarterback was actually too close to call between him Damon. You're. You know it wasn't like he he like he clearly beat out. Damon. You know they brought a Damon from the as from the backups. To, be the number two quarterback and Tom and be number three. But you know we we we decided by nudge he'd be a guy. You know and then he went in there the year of Super Bowl thirty six and we took baby steps we started off. We didn't start off the year very good and as the year went on, we got better and better and we played to our defense, and by end of the year, you know he's he's a two minute drive against the greatest show on Earth get field goal range that kick a field goal to begin to dynasty. What Charlie? was saying we talk about who deserves more credit both of them deserve a ton. Obviously Belichick Brady. And I've been on the side of the Brady deserves a little more I've used checks record. You know without Brady's seven years without Brady, not including this when he's made the playoffs once and obviously drew bledsoe what and chopped liver. Guys in New England he was a pro bowl quarterback several years. What was it about Brady or is it about Brady that you know I mean he's stepped in you guys, I. Think we're oh into when he took over and the rest is history. What is it about this guy that separates him in terms of Winning because obviously, that's all these done. Well. Two different. I have to break into two different parts. When he first started. Okay it was just. It was like taking baby steps and growing as the year went on. You know and we did more and more because we understood complimentary football. The strength of our team was our defense. So we would go into a game understanding how we had a play that game it we're playing against somebody that we underscore a bunch of points. Then we game plan accordingly but usually we played into the strength of our team which are are, which was our defense. Now as the years went on, you know that changed. I mean, Super Bowl thirty eight you know we're we're we're you know basically nothing nothing until the end of the second quarter, and then it was a score best for the rest of the game between the two teams was supposed to be a defensive struggle I don't think anyone stopped anyone for a half. So I mean. What I can say about both time and bill is it's really not fair. You know it's really not fair either way to sit there and say it was one guy over the other. I mean obviously right now it doesn't take a brain surgeon to sit there and halfway through the air and say, say it was more time than it was bill because right now the Patriots are struggling and and Tommy Tommy in a box or doing fine. But in reality haven't been there just being a small part of the team that I was I can tell you that those we need both those guys are sure I doubt Hall of famers maybe the greatest of all time at their respective at their respective jobs and and to try to separate one from the other. I. Don't think. We would you just mentioned Charlie about New England, and Cam and the Patriots playing well after week three or four people were saying, well, look at what the Patriots of doing what Tom Brady things were moving along camp got covert. He's come back. He's really struggled five interceptions. The last two games can they get that turned around in New England and get cam back to where he was or do you see some dangerous on Charlie Well. You definitely dangerous signs but here's one. Here's one of the problems when you have a quarterback light cam and this has been, you know Tam's career. Now kamson MVP caliber talent at the quarterback position. But we all know one of the things they do because of his rare unique skills are designed Paul runs with him carrying a ball. And I've never been a big fan of cold runs especially inside runs. Like power encounter in those things for a quarterback because those guys on defense, you know just love the opportunity to get some this hits on them besides when their pass rushes absolutely though I think I think cams healthy. Okay. He's he keeps his habits good. I think it would cam's not healthy. Daddy falls back into the same things that we've seen in his career where we start throwing flat-footed and some of those things do I think he can write it absolutely I think he can I mean and I think that you know he you know you know he's an situation right now where he kinda knows you know he better, he better fix us in a hurry. Because you know. This, they played buffalo in, Buffalo? This week. Buffalo never be Sin Patriots I mean. Like a couple times over the last. Fifteen fifteen twenty years but I mean it hardly ever wit. But a puff flow, you know who was a favorite in this game and Buffalo where to win this game this week. The Division Races Oak. They get I mean. I'm I'm not willing to dolphins out the division, but I'm saying if the Patriots ended up when losing a fourth game to row and and and the bills walk out of that game six to you know that that is a big they lead. Try to to try to come back from the division. Former NFL and college coach Charlie Weis joining the Chris I. Just who's GonNa Charlie's real quick Tampa Bay's already scored one nothing. Right right guests. Rose arena a rose with a home run in the first inning Tampa zone. One nothing over the dodgers someone, the Yankees dot knocked out of his baseball season ended. All seasons. I don't I don't I you. GonNa say that show the Is Out I mean I I serve same thing on the radio people talk about the world series and said, baseball season is a couple of weeks ago. I hear you I hear your nat. Charlie I was GONNA. Ask You about Arizona. And but but I you brought up Dolphin. So I'm GONNA go there. Did, they make the right move with the two. We heard you know Ryan Fitzpatrick talked about he was heartbroken. Obviously, they were playing pretty good football. Do you think it was the time to go to? I have my my guess on how this went down. Now once again, this is nothing but a guess. Originally, Miami's by was supposed to be week eleven. But because of Covid, there by the end of a B in this past week. I think the organization really made probably determined. That by that time to by the body, we that would be the best time to put two in there where he'd have two weeks, two weeks to practice and get ready for a game. And when the and win because of their schedule changed because of Covid I think they just stuck to the plan. A my surprise that they made this move at this time. Yes. I'm surprised I think this was playing good enough. Okay good enough. It is clearly the leader of the team but when they drafted to a they drafted to for the future of this of this program. Feel, he's ready to go. Hey I'm a big fan. Okay. I A big fan but I'm you know I love to I've I watched them play for a couple of years. You know he was really close with my kid who was down there in Alabama I'm a fan it was there ever a good time to pull a popular guy like fits? No what are you just rooting for him to have a bad game to make a change? No I mean. So if there's ever a time to make a change around a by is always a good time. All right that's Charlie Wi Charlie pressured stuff. We really oppression jolly I. Know you're from the New York area and you know you watch couple on channel eleven with Tony, Tony Randall and Jack Klugman so I just want you to know That's why I'm Oscar and Felix. Thanks a lot. I thought. Be. Sure to catch live editions of the odd couple with Chris Broussard. Then Rob Parker Weekdays at seven PM Eastern Four PM Pacific on Fox sports radio and the iheartradio APP. To lengthy the July toe and the clear jar that you've seen around. 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They're not like the end of the world. Game, was wasn't that game here's wasn't it in La Right. I'm not sure where it was in la. Yes. Not a horrible. So it's not like a horrible laws that they came to L. A. and loss to the rams. So let's not say is this though rob? I, mean obviously, they're winning because their defense are they got a Stunned Defense And I rob. I think. They went. To Nick foles too early. They were to in one when they bench Mitch Trubisky. And Nick foles has been anything but impressive. In in his you know. Three, four starts for starts that he's had. And They're winning despite him. They're not winning because I think yesterday did he have to picks? No touchdown passes to picks they are winning is fighting and you and I-. Matinee he should've gave us a call Matt Negative Bears Coast. He should've gave a call. He should have downloaded the couple podcast us right then. We would have been saying it. He could have been a million in one in a month Chris could have been a million and I. Right. That's right. I mean look you notice I've I like Nick Foles I've used them against you in our arguments about Winston all that but we both know we both have said it. Put The keys in his hand as going to drive the car off the cliff if you do it too early. He does he is one of those guys rob that. I. Think it's because he just doesn't like the pressure and the responsibility of having to deliver. When nothing expected? It's the end of the season. Nobody expects us to do anything in the play offs. He'll be great as we saw what a few years ago. But. When you give him the ball and say, it's your team. Nick. We believe in you sixteen weeks we're putting it all in your hands he can't do it. And they went to into early there were two and one which bisky their numbers neither one of them. Impressive. I'm not trying to say trubisky all now. But we do know who nick foles is Chris. We've talked about your quarterback of the future. Not, remember when they went down everybody all they went and got him for Jacksonville. Job Down in Jacksonville couldn't even hold onto the job and. and. We see it's A. He's had it a few times where giving him the job because he looked so good and relief normally, and then you know, let's not forget that game against. ATLANTA. He came back Chris had the great comeback right everybody beats, Atlanta Jussi what Matthew Stafford and the Lions did to Atlanta. Cowboys exhibit. Everybody beats them so you can't judge. Performance against the Atlanta Falcons as like exhibit a roar proof positive I'm sorry. Now you're right and trubisky again, his numbers weren't great foles storm for about forty more yards per game venture bisky was however trubisky better. Touchdown interception ratio. Yeah six. Three picks foles has six and six and trubisky has in be in passer rating and QBR and so. Look they already obviously made the decision that's. Not Their guy either for the future but I just think you went to early if you gone foles in week eleven, you might've been I. You might have been. All right. Right but it's too early now and they can't and I don't think they can't go back now at the. Loss for the year. Well, they're still winning. He's Right right and less foles just starts throwing him out of games and you know really becomes a problem I. Think you could go back to him, but he's gotTa be a reason is you can't keep winning even if your quarterback than really look good and make the switch trubisky was doing the same thing. So Fox sports radio has the best sports talk lineup in the nation, catch all of our shows at Fox, sports radio DOT COM and within the iheartradio. APP. Search F. S. are to listen live was the last time you got rewarded for brushing your teeth with quips new smart electric toothbrush good habits can earn you. Great Perks. Great perks like free products, gift cards and more. 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The You know son of Jerry Jones and helps run the team with our. Glad. You said that instead of giving them some big time title say son of German, right? That's the only title. He needs right to this point and he went on the radio. And he said that they are not they. They are confident. This was yesterday that they have the right guy in Mike McCarthy as the head coach of this team. I'm GONNA throw a right out to you rob. Do you think that they should get rid of Mike McCarthy whether now or I mean assuming this season continues as it is you think they should get rid of him now or after the season. I say definitely not now and you have to take a look at everything that's gone on and Chris. It is an indictment, the penalties, just the effort. There's a lot of stuff you can't like about the cowboys a lot. But also, you got to be realistic about this this year, a new coach new defensive coordinator Nolan Right. Trying to make changes injuries you lose your quarterback. There's a lot of moving parts first year for Mike. McCarthy to your off after being fired in. Green Bay. And I can't see making a move this year if everything was right Chris and they had everything in place and they and they finished two and fourteen thin, that's a real conversation. But given where they are now with the injuries and no deck and and even. You know. Dalton. Just got hurt can cost. Against Washington Washington's football team I, just can't see making it and you're gonNA give the guy the benefit of the doubt see how if they improve even if they don't make the playoffs in there and they lose Chris. But they play with better effort and they're out there tryin. And then you go into your to say, okay, last year was a disaster twenty twenty. So many things didn't go our way and if they got off to a bad start, only three, one, five, one four, then you could really take a look and say this is not working out but a super bowl super bowl winning coach his first year and things not being all the way right I think it would be very hard to make that decision. Yeah I'm with you I'm with you. Now it's bad and for those that want to say get McCarthy out of there pronto or at the end of the season, the one thing they can point to is the team was bad when healthy or I should say when they had deck. But. The the phrase I just used win healthy. I mean, they haven't been healthy for most of the year and knows the facts. It's dose of Ax. And Rob. Take first of all, we got tyron Smith. He. He's played two games. Zach. Now he just got her in week six, but still he's out now he might be we'll see if he comes back. Next week, but he's been banged up, they've had other injuries and then that's out. Rob If. Air Roger goes down in Green Bay. If Tom Brady goes down. In Tampa Bay if PAT mahomes goes down in Kansas and I know all those guys are better than back Prescott. But I'm just saying if you're franchise quarterback does down. Your generally done. And so I don't I agree with you. That I don't think it would be as bad as things looked under armband. Any excuses Chris you know I was in Dallas. I watched a game at a restaurant with my friends down there. My buddy and his wife and everybody's disgusted they don't. WanNa. Hear about injuries but but those are just facts and I'm right I just don't think you could do Mike McCarthy like to think that would be a disservice to. A he look. Here's what I'm looking for and first of all. Because they are in. I again. I think it's gotta be. Is certainly in the running we'll see how things finish. But is in running for the worst division in the history of football. Yup and because of that I mean they're a half game back there two and five Philadelphia leaves the division two-for-one one. So you still have a shot at the play offs I mean it's hard for me. Technically you do. Is just that's just how bad things are in that division. So there's that. and. There's the injuries but when I'm looking for him now our rob, if I'm the Joneses. Is Effort. And better execution. I you can cause I don't care who is out there. You can execute and I don't care WHO's out there. You can play hard and the get stumped. Molly Waft by the frequent Washington football team that wouldn't effort. That's offers to it. Was Not effort. Ever in that game cruise. Was Unbelievable and so I that's what I want to see from Mike McCarthy's players I want to see them playing for their coach but I'm with you I, keep him throughout this season. Worse case scenario rob they maybe they you know they go three and thirteen and get a high draft pick and then who knows. and. Then with the guy, I would get rid of rob and I give him this season I really would. I would give him this season because like I say at worst case scenario, you don't make the playoffs. You have a horrible record you get a great graphic but I wouldn't hesitate if the defense doesn't improve. I would not hesitate for a second to get rid of Mike Nolan. The defensive coordinator. I don't have doric. Right. It is as bad and if you can't get fired off of that I don't know I don't know how you know you can't get fired. So I agree with that and coach been forced to do that at some point Chris you know like. Most of the time coaches don't give give up their assistance because that's a reflection of them right? Like Rhino Right. I'm throwing you to the wall so I could keep my gig. So most coaches don't do that. But when you're historically bad as the cowboys defense has been. That's worthy of you losing your Gig. Now during the season, it absolutely is if it continues. And Look, they were eleventh in defense last year scoring. Now. They're right there at the bottom. I mean they rob they are giving up. This is the killer. They are giving up a hundred and seventy eight rushing yards a game think about that. How Often hope to win football is one thing if they're killing you through the air that's bad enough right. That's not good. But at least they're killing you with speed like killing you quickly and you get the football if they're killing you on the ground, then they are wearing your defense out with ten twelve fourteen play drives. And they're keeping your offense off the field. and. So the defense has got to get better or Mike Nolan should be a goner period. And I gotTa say to Rob. I think when I look at what Jerry Jones is done with this team. He is turned America's team. into. The laughing stock. Of. Sports, let's put it this way they were one of the most. Successful. Franchises in all of sports. And now they are. A laughing stock. They are the most over hyped franchise probably in Sports Yep they get more. Knicks, but the Knicks aren't on. National. TV All the time, right? Boys are treated like they are like the. Roles Right Right Is Ridiculous I mean. Now the especially now that DAX out. And there's there's no reason for this team to be. You know on National Games every weekend. And and we're taught everybody's talking about we're talking about him to put them to bed. Right, but they talked about all the time and that's what they've become these last twenty five years the most over hyped team in all of sports. There's not a baseball we talked about the dodgers not win it in thirty two years, but they've been good. They've been in the. Last straight the last eight years in a row and they're West Right. So there were the talking Chris Despite them not winning a championship. Yup the giants the cardinals they get it done here near Right Yup. And in the Yankees having one and says, oh, nine but they're always a factor they've been in. The last ten years or something like that. So again, they have won the World Series Chris, but they've been good. Yeah there there there is an equivalent not in the NBA Not in the Major League Baseball, and certainly not in the NFL. And that's what the Dallas cowboys have become. It's that sad I'm manby former accountant turned podcasts are and founder of my own subscription box company and I'm wheezy for tech exact turn podcast comedy writer. We're the host of the horrible decisions podcast do laughter and education. We worked at de stigmatized kinks normalized conversations that are taboo. You know like sex dating relationships, check US out every Monday. Eh, right. Don't forget the search horrible decisions. That's W. H. O. R. E. I. B. L. Decisions on the iheartradio APP the number one podcast on apple podcasts or wherever you listen to your favorite podcast. 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Monday 4/1/19 - A High Rise Window Washer

Chicago Dog Walk

14:41 min | 2 years ago

Monday 4/1/19 - A High Rise Window Washer

"All right. Bang bang today is Monday, April first ACOG dog. Walk interesting show today, I'm sitting across from man, who's got a tough job very tough job. His name's Bubba too. So I mean, he does it with the sense of pride or sense of humor. I don't even know what to say Bubba. How are you? I'm doing fantastic today. Volvo. So listen Bubba. I originally when you were first contacted when we first came in touch. I thought you were a window washer for a high rise company. Apparently that's not true though. So April Fools on me. Exactly. No. That's what a lot of people think. Once you see me up there. I repel a lot for my work talk pointer. So repelling a big part of what I do and caulking windows, and finding leaks. So cool. So moral of the story. Bubba fucking. It's really high up there and does shit that a lot of people would never do in a million years chance. A lot of people will not do this job. So first off out of the how high we talk how high tall has billing. I've repelled down is fifty stories fifty store he stories on to ropes and just you raw. So give us some background. Do you know how high like the Hancock in the Sears tower is? Yes. So the Hancock goes up. What is it ninety ninety eight stories? Okay. And then series. I think is one hundred hundred I it's definitely north north of one hundred. Yeah. So all those billing. They got their own like house rigs. They wanted to have me on there. But the ones that don't fifty stories and a little bit above. I'm coming down. So maybe stories as you can imagine if the Hancock is ninety seven that's like half of the heck that's pretty fucking hot. Yeah. Yeah. You look around the whole city in. I mean half those buildings are fifty stories. You know, how did you get into this? Well, I didn't go to college and I needed a paycheck. So started working for my uncle. And he's like, hey, you wanna try this repellent thing out dad is a pay more. But did you know what you were getting into beforehand had no idea? No, no idea what it would be like you show up day one. Dan, what happens day we so we had to take like a week, long course in like, I don't know. It's call a spread course for a lot of firemen. So we took that course. And I I I was like holy fuck. My body is just killing me. Like, you gotta pull yourself up. If you wanna go up, you're pulling your body weight up. So the first day it was like, oh this is a shell shocked. The first I got on a real building and your tie off nego over. It's like. Oh god. What did I get myself into? So what was the first job? Do they throw up there? Or was there some type of training that had to get you ready before you hopped on the buildings. I assume right. Yes, on not really, you would think there would be a lot more that goes into it. There's a little preparation a little talk. But a my first job was on the capitol building a Madison so a dome so it's kind of easier because you're walking down into it. But as soon as that, no your feats, not under you anymore. And you're just sitting on your ass. It's like holy fuck. Have what was your first moment of you look down? And you're like, wow, this is not known Dobbin anymore. First moment was probably when I was on that fifty story building. And I looked straight down. I'm like, that's when when I puck it up a bit was the first time I ever looked down. I was like, I don't know, man. And so you're talking strides soom you got like a vast, and you got all your quip and on like your waist or something like that. Yes. So I have all my tools in a bag. It's mostly a cock. And when I'm repelling so mostly just Kokkinos looking for leaks got everything hanging right off me hanging on my bag. So well, that's probably like a big thing. If you drop something there's like a major like safety restrictions to make sure you don't drop ship. Yes. So like if it's a pedestrian walkway, we'll put out some we'll put out some cones, and we'll have guys stand down there. But if a tool goes, you yell, and that's all you can do you. Pray pray. Is that on you? That's all on me. Really? Yeah. That's why you don't put your name on tools because if they find it. I don't want that going back to me I liked that. So that's like what they say. Don't put your name golf ball. Because if you had a wreck someone's fucking windshield, your dot exactly same thing. So don't, you know, keep your don't put your name don't put bub on not a chance. Let's see that on a hammer. No behavior. So I mean, you're wouldn't he say repel. What is it? Like, what's the other side connected to like just a very top of the building? And then you're just like like, it's like an action movie jumping your ass down. Almost exactly you throw your ropes over your mind your own not. So God, damned if you don't know, you're not Taya lot. 'cause you're hanging by your own stuff. And you look over the building you drop down. And it's just like you're just hanging there. We got you got to cede on your. But so you got about I don't know I would say a foot with seat. So you're sitting on there, and it just you just dangling off a one rope. That's clip in and the other one's your safety. And it's just all connected your harness, and you got like eleven front, you you just pull it. And that's what he's is you down. So I thought it was like a scaffold type deal where you're in like a little box worry about an would you prefer that? Or is a harness better. Actually, you know, I work on a lot of scandals as well. And the safety is a lot better. There's you can move a lot. You don't have to worry about drop. And so much stuff because you're actually standing on a platform, but in a situation if you get yourself into one sayers scaffold get stuck in my repelling gear. I'm able to go up and down. I could do it all myself fight on a scaffold and get stuck. You're hanging there. Yeah. You're so at least I feel more safe in my own repelling gear because fuck if I some goes wrong, at least I can climb up or just go straight to the ground. Have you ever had close calls a fan of couple like where I was doing water testing is basically just spraying the wall with water. See if leaks and the ropes below me. I'm saying they're my swim trunks. It's like ninety degrees out remodeled. Pulling gear fifteen stories up and the roads are soaked. And then I'm going down. And it just starts slipping out of my grabber to go down, and it just slips and like I'm staring at it. I'm come. I locked my lock on supposed to stop you. And then just gradually keep going down. And that's when I thought I was in some trouble. So you just were literally sliding down. Yeah. Just like fucking. Harry, y'all are you're like, a Harry from home along this line and down that rope Akita seen exactly it was just like that. It was that was a scary moment. I saw what happened. You just like it finally caught on like dry rope. Like the part that was soaked just kept going through and then it called itself. So I have what could happen. You just want to went on till my grabber stopped, which it's only a foot from you. So the stats a safety. So when the safety stops, you you're kind of just stuck there. Okay. So you just would have been stuck stuck. I would have to reposition myself to climb back out of it. So you would have just been like old school gym class. You bet. Yeah. It's hard to get out there. And this were you like did you do that in gym class where you guy who could get to the top? I could never get to the cop. When I was a kid, I could and then I put on some weight coming out the college days, so but you got to be shaped like tally job, right? All yeah. I it's very taxing on your body. You definitely you feel it are you like a cross fit guy. No way. No, no, not a big cross MC guy just year regular old meathead in the gym. So yeah, what's interesting with the scaffold is. I actually had a job like this in college. I was do you. Remember that story of the guy who died at Notre Dame? Yes. Videography fucking Charlie weis, wouldn't let them get off that thing. Yes, I hit that same job when I was down in southern Illinois. Oh, my so I would go up on those lifts, and I had the job that same year that guy died, and it was that same week horrible tragedy. Fall terrible for the kid who passed away and we had a game in Missouri state that weekend. And I was just I remember I opened up the left, and I I pressed up, and I was. Just going up the whole arena was just staring at me all allies on you. And that's what you feel every day. Do you feel people looking at you? I do it's funny because I get that sensation like someone stare now you and you just look down, and they look up a you. And they just keep walking straight. They're they're like oh God. He caught me. It's all you can wave to me. No harm in that. But I mean, I assume whether people looking at you, I assume you've seen some people maybe doing shit that they haven't shouldn't have been doing when there's a window or when there's a tuck pointer. Yeah. No, you're good. Yeah. You catch? A you. Catch a lot of people in some moments that they might not want you to see. I mean, they'll post the sign up saying, hey, guys coming on your building, you might wanna close your blinds. But now a lot of people close their blinds would've seen I've seen. So I came down one morning. It's like eight in the morning coming down, and I'm going to the window and bought to work on. And I see see these two people just in the midst of getting right after it. And I'm like gosh shit. I got a standard as Bill. I gotta work on this window. I'm like, I'm just gonna go down let these people finish up. I'll do it lacks courteous of you. Yeah. I didn't wanna be even Tom. I don't wanna get caught up. No. He's trying to my job. You can't get in trouble for that. Obviously. Right. Nah. I don't think. So there were signs posted. So I so you were clear. Yeah. They're the people see you. They didn't they were in the midst of passion. So that's one time. Oh, yeah. Couple times. So the 'nother you you come down and you scare the hell out of a lot of people. They're not expecting that. A lot of times you see, but she just run away because you shower, and they just take off. But there is a one time. I'm like a first time. I've never seen. Anybody naked until like these past two years. But the first time I did I saw like these Pera leagues. And I was like, okay, we got some near start going down. And I dare around. It's an old eighty year old man with his thing just dangling watering plants in the wind on my son of a bitch. That's not what I wanted to see today. That's I'm better enough that I'm tangled on this story building. So we didn't need that. What about birds you ever? Get a bad bed. Burchett? I'm never gonna Tak by birth. I have personally, but my partner he was sitting there, and he saw this Belkin that just swooped right on the building. And he's looking up at it. And the damn thing turned around and just shit straight on them all over him. It look like someone don't the gallon of paint on his head. I was dying. And what was that? Like, we're all the guys clown Anonima anonymous. Oh, yeah. He was gagging. It was just like the boss on go home. Or was it like nominee associate up on that's parental poor guy. You gotta p what are you doing? He got a piss when you gotta piss. That's when I'm going straight to the bottom. I'm going as fast as I can down that building. And I'm running inside. If I'm close, that's odd. I'm climbing up and I'm taking a leak on your roof every time. So just licks on roofs. Hey, they got holes up there. So what about you don't carry like a Gatorade bottle propel or non like that not too often? Because a lot of times you've just hang in for like, you'll have one window or a couple windows on a drop most. You're hanging is like an hour. So you're just okay. So that's not to take you take. But. Yeah. And then you get off and you get up go to the top go down do it again. And I do think, you know, you can't you can't get in trouble for seeing them. You could probably in trouble. If they see you with your dick, and I would say I would say to that. Yeah. That's that's not good. Daban all these people. You never gets mad about the weather. It's I have to go outside and walk to my car. Fifteen feet a wind. You're up there in the wind like your worst nightmare. God. It's it's some that. I hate because if a two windy, I don't work, and if I catch it at the wrong time, I'm in the middle of a building. And there's been times where I got caught in a little winsborough, and I'm just spinning around. He's just like twirling. Yeah. You go from like the one set of window in Europe. You're fifteen feet all the way to the right? If the wind blows you over it's like, oh, God get me out of here that brutal. Yeah. It gets a little sketchy. That's absolutely sketchy. And I mean with you you don't work. So like do you like sometimes prey if you don't want to get up there? But I hope it's a windy day. You get the day off. Or would you have to that? Yeah. Sometimes I'll go up there. And just look at my part and be like feeling a little windy today in it, then call the boss say we can't do it and go normally head straight to the bar early day really day. Go get a couple of drinks calm those nerves. Anyways, man baba. This is this is quite the job. Yeah. Is there any? Other types of stories that like you have that you've seen or anything like that. Yeah. One time we were working in the south side over in not a very good neighborhood, and my Buddy's going down, and he's going down the window is kind of going fast, and he drops down. Like right knew a window. So you can magin if you're sitting in there, all you see as human drop down. And he said about ten people just got up from the table when he dropped in that window and sprinted out the door. He they said he was afraid to get shoddy thought they thought they were he was the FBI the whole time. I thought they were coming in. Yeah. He said there's bombs all over the table. We'd everywhere. He's like I just got out of there. I'm not dealing with that. Yeah. You probably do feel sometimes like your do you see in the dark Knight, obviously is last seen with joker. Whether just having that got him right handed. You probably do kinda feel like that. Sometimes man, I tell you sometimes. And when you get more comfortable, you have a little fun on the building. You see how far you could swing over you run on the glass and see how far you could jump and swing. So you get a little crazy with it. You do you know, it's always like a dare devil type. Yeah. Yeah. I'd say so so I'm not scared to too much. But there's occasions where you do. But you gotta have fun with it. You know, otherwise if you're too scared to perform your job, I'm not making no money. So you're not scared every day anywhere anymore. No, no, not at all. It's the only thing. That's really scary is when you're first going over the wall, and you got all your stuff hooked up. And if you're not hooked up, right? You're going to drop a little bit until that rope catches you. So that's the scariest bar bars like that to second heart attack when he just dropped out. And it's like all my fuck. She have you done like skydiving or anything like that. Not yet. Yeah. Yeah. I really wanna do that. I mean, that's going to be like, that's whatever it says. Are you going to bungee jump your duo rock climb? I'm like, I don't fucking climb rocks. That's probably like like at six flags. Good america. Obviously, I'm sure you've been there. They have on g jump thing over there. Like, that's I mean, that's pretty terrifying on you, whatever another day at work. Exactly. Let's good, man. I hope I mean is the pay well as like a strong paying job. Yeah. Strong paying job. It's not bad. You know? It's like yeah union. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, you guys. Are you guys got a pretty good done? Yeah. They they take care of us over there. That's good. All right, man. We're or here at the end. Is there any other thing you want to let people know about what it's like to be dangling from fucking fifty storey buildings. I mean, just every time you look up. Sometimes those guys are window washers. Other people to as other workers up there too. And if you wanna wave away back to you just say, hi, don't get scared. I'm not here to scare you nothing. It's all we need. Now, we need all my listeners now here to just every time they see a guy up there just say Hello. Thanks so much for doing this. No problem. It was all right everybody. We will see you tomorrow.

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FTP Ep. # 133: NFL Week 5 ATS & DFS Picks

Fantasy Throwdown Podcast

39:08 min | 2 years ago

FTP Ep. # 133: NFL Week 5 ATS & DFS Picks

"Don't miss out on your chance to listen to four times Super Bowl champ Charlie weis on the only podcast solely devoted to everyone's favourite position. Football, the quarterback, listen for free. Now by subscribing wherever you get podcasts or by going to celebrity QB dot com. Welcome to the fantasy Throwdown podcast. Bringing you the latest in sports news, fantasy analysis and opinions. Don't forget the hot takes. Can't have Hort show with, oh, hot, takes days. What about hotcakes though? Hotcakes. Now, here's your house ready to jump into the thick of things. Dwayne calendar. Good morning and welcome to the show everyone again, let's talk about the NFL today week five. So we're going to get right down to with the picks as well as door for you today. So moving into the lineups. You know, I would say one of the things that I was moving away from India offense was the Jacksonville, Kansas City game because the weather report is showing heavy rain and wind. I don't really want to be involved with that if the winner is going to be that lousy in Kansas City. So that's one where I just given the latest weather reports from this morning. It's a game where I think it's better safe than sorry, there other place on the slate that make sense that you don't necessarily have to worry as much about. In my opinion, I would. I would be pivoting away from. Pivoting away from the Jacksonville game as we speak just because it's just going to be a lot of heavy rain. It's just more that the weather favours running attack. So if you wanna look at yelled and the Kareem hunt, you can go ahead. But you know, for those of us who were kind of looking at that, Blake. Well, not Blake, but Balaki Bortles and Patrick Mahomes I would be staying away because even though Mahomes would be a decent punt in a tournament play just because I would expect the ownership to be at a record low for the rest of the month. It just, you know, by the metrics of it all, I just don't think it makes it whole ton of sense. So that's enough for defense right now. Let me just go ahead with the against the spread picks and start off. We're gonna talk about buffalo hosting Tennessee, Buffalo's three and a half point underdog at home. Guess what? They should be more of an underdog, but Tennessee, you know, the fact that markets mariota you know, the injury report still says he struggled the throat football, you know, I know he had a good game against the eagles on Sunday, but you know, I think the eagles have some issues on their own with the secondary because they get beat on a number of double moves and smuggle route. So the inside slants vailable and natural Tennessee gaffe them on multiple times including in the overtime. So I look at ten. See here, you know, minus three and a half ago take even though they're on the road. Buffalo just does not have an offense. Tennessee's defense is a play here. I think Butler can't get a pick off of Josh Allen. If talent just throws it up for grabs like he has been the last few weeks. The weather also shows that this one's gonna have some some rain as well. So you know, this is a game where I look at Tennessee. The too many vantage is here. I'm gonna take the titans to win this one out, right and cover moving on. We got at Lanta and Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh coasting. You know the. The Steelers won two and one Atlanta's twenty three. This is a must win game for both teams. I think Pittsburgh wins this game, but I don't trust the Steelers minus three and a half. You know, to me, Atlanta has shown that they can score with the best of them, I think is a whoever has the ball last kind of game. And this could be a game where it comes down to getting an extra two point conversion. I also think that given Chris Boswell struggles this year, kicking the football Pittsburgh easily be in a situation where they need that extra point and Basel calls them so that they, they ended up having to kind of chase points the rest of the game. So I'm I'm not feeling great about ticket. Pittsburgh might have three and a half. So I'm gonna side with Atlanta, even though I know for fact that Lantis defense is going to get torch today which we'll get into for DFS pigs. I like most of Pittsburgh's lineup today. I think there were multiple options that can. Score depending on how you wanna stack lineup, whether you you're looking at Vance McDonnell, obviously AB in the mix, Jude, you, James. Connor should be in line for a hefty workload today because Atlantic can't guard pass catchers out of the backfield. So again, there are multiple ways you can play Pittsburgh today. Big band is definitely out shit. He's go. Atlanta has plenty of against the eagle against the Steelers secondary's wall. So again, lots of lots of players on this late here. There's a reason why the total for this game is highs. It is just because of the fact that nearly seems can actually defend anyone. You know, you gotta toll over fifty, seven points the this could easily both through that in my opinion. So I'm taking Atlanta here cover and what should be a very high scoring game. Next up, we get the jets hosting, Denver, Denver has not thrown a touchdown, pass in three games, you know, that was unbelievable stack give how offense leak has been even the giants throw off its touchdown, passes the Broncos have got to get more out of case keenum case keenum cannot play while against this jets team that has no offense. You know, you could see Trevor siemian by halftime. Broncos are a two and a half point underdog in pick him pools. The line has since shifted to where the Broncos are are either even money with the jets or the Broncos are one point favorite, you know, I didn't really get the whole point of the initial line here because the jets did nothing to merit being favorite. Then look at against Jags on offense. Yes, they held Jags offense as long as they could. But again, that. It was Blake Bortles that showed up not blockade Bortles. So. I can't. I can't get conscience recommended jets for anything here other than the loss. I'm going to take Denver's and underdog picking pools. And even if outspending outright on this game, which I'm not because I just don't trust case keenum at all. You know, it's it's a case where you have to take Denver outright for a game winner, though. Moving on, you get Jacksonville going on the road to Kansas City. This was well, this should be the marquee match of today on CBS. You know, I'm looking at this game in block a Bortles if he shows up for the Jags instead of Blake Bortles the Jags should be in more than helping addition to win this game out right now, the issues I see here are the fact that with the weather report showing heavy rain, this is going to make this a much more tactical game where you have to run the football. And I think Jacksonville's even without Linter for is better for this, then can't city Jacksonville's run defense and stout. You know, even as good as cream hunt is, I think the cheese are going to have a struggle running football and you know, Pat Mahomes while he has played in that verse weather before, I still think that this is a case where he hasn't played a defense as good as jank's yet this is going to be steep curve because even though he beat the Broncos, he was struggling big time that Monday night game. And again, this is a case where it's a short week playing. To monster defenses. Some of that fatigues gonna show Kim city. I gotta take Jacksonville plus three and a half, and I think Jackson winces game outright. I just think that this is going to be a little bit too tall task, Kansas City. They got their win against Denver, so they'll they'll get a split this week between two top defenses in the league, but for them to go five. And I just think that's just too tall task. Moving on. We've got Green Bay going to Detroit. Somehow Detroit was an underdog in most sports books, and I can't figure out why you know, even before there's there whispers about Randall Cobb and Geronimo house and being out for this game and they are inactive today. There's no way the Packer should have been favored. With those guys. Healthy loan. Now, when they're out of the lineup, I gotta put Detroit here as overwhelming favourite to win this one, the joy. You know, again, if the drug plays a solid of game, they could beat this Packer steam. This Packer seem like yes to one to one, but they have not been nearly as affected as they should be. You know, they should've lost Minnesota game. They shut it. The bears game. You know, a lot of things could have gone wrong for the Packers to be where they are. And you know, I just, I'm not. So you know, you can play and play. Father scheduling of for the Packers as the punt. But realistically, when you're missing to your top three receivers and devante Adams is still a little bit banged up. This is not the best time to be going on the road to divisional opponents. I don't like Green Bay here and all I gotta take Detroit as a home underdog. Moving on, you got Baltimore playing Cleveland. Here's the thing. Buffum were looks through. It looks good at three and one things have been going well for them, but I always say this, Cleveland plays Baltimore tough, no matter how crappy the team is, and they Joe flacco typically this not have good games against Cleveland. Now, the issue I see here is the fact that Baker Mayfield could easily throw Cleveland out of this game if he's reckless with the football. So this case where I can see Cleveland getting blown out the building because Baker place poorly, but as three and a half home underdog, I still think that there's a good chance. Cleveland gets job done here and keeps a close enough to cover. I, you know, again, I think this is a very close match up closer than what was given air. But I think Baltimore squeaks out victory by one or two point two, maybe three points. But you know, I can't see Baltimore covering this one. Next up. We've got my giants traveling to Carolina and play the Panthers giants won three, but this is a massive line. It's a six and a half point underdog line tied to the giants I have to take. I have to take the giant here, you know, Carolina, even other coming off the bye to one. They haven't been that impressed now. Maybe they work out a few things, but I think it's a bit presumptuous to say that Carolina's automatically going to be playing so much better. They're going to blow the doors off the giants by at least touched out. I think that this ends up being a closer game than what many people are giving credit for. I'm going to take the giants plus six and a half, not because I think the giants are going to be able to figure out their offense of line woes. But just from the standpoint of, I don't think care line, ah, is going to improve that much leaps and bounds over what they've shown over first month of the season. Next up, we got the dolphins traveling to cincy. You know, the dolphins were pretenders as I said, they would get rolled by the pats. The key here is they're playing a bangles team that has a hard time adjusting to success. They had the come from behind win against Atlanta. You know, everything is telling me that I should take the Bengals here, but just the history of the Bengals shows that they will find a way to screw this up. So realistically, if I was going by the modeling, I would say, you gotta take Miami, but my personal knowledge of the Bengals over the years tells me that this is going to be a one where they find a way to lose this game, even though they're at home, the dolphins are five and a half point underdogs. I'm taking Miami here and I would say the upset. Especially would be Miami gone over cincy at home. There's just something about the bangel 's that always triggers whenever things are looking there, Brian May's that they're about the crash into a wall somewhere. So I'm gonna take the dolphins not because of any true technical analysis just because you know over the last decade, these are the kinds of games them, Marvin Lewis loses that drives Bengals fans up the wall. Anyway, moving on speaking of Dr fence up the wall. You got the chargers technically at home, even though they had fans at their stadium there, temporaries name, I should say, hosting the raiders. Chargers to to raiders one and three charters are six and a half point favor. The chargers have done nothing to earn this line. They should've taken care of business against the forty Niners and literally had the scramble at the last minute to avoid other embarrassment. Here's the bottom line. At the end of the day, the chargers have got to get out of their own way now out think it happens this week because I think Derek Carr can actually throw for three hundred yards and a couple of scores against this chargers defense without Joey Bosa in the lineup to charges defense have given up the most, the big yardage past place by team not named the Steelers or the falcons. That's not good. So with that being said, the chargers are dangerous play here. I gotta take the raiders even though. You know, I have by severe doubts about Jon Gruden as a NFL coach in twenty eighteen. I still think that there's enough talent there on the raiders to get the job done here at least cover this line. Six and a half points is big golf and chargers are not a good enough team, my opinion to cover the game. Moving on. We've got the forty Niners against Arizona, the ugliest game of the slate, but you know, it is what it is. CJ Beathard had his moments against the chargers. Again, these were pretty much all dump off by bettered and his receivers may look better than actually is, but you know, better wasn't as bad as I thought he'd be. But that doesn't mean he's actually good. Rosen on the other hand, acid look pretty good and the cardinals players did respond around him. I'm actually going to give the chance here to the cardinals four and a half point. Underdogs Rosen has enough ability to throw downfield. He can get a garbage touchdown that way you'd never know. But I don't feel comfortable with the fact that you got to San Francisco team that does have good defense. You got injuries all across that offense and a quarterback. That's the second year net was known as the greatest check down quarterback of all time in terms of amount of passes that were checked out in terms of percentage wise. It was ridiculous number and I can't. I can't take it seriously until he shows read. He threw a thirty yard rope down the field. I still gotta take. Posing the fences against them. Now we have the FOX game of the week between the eagles hosting medicine. Obviously, everyone remembers the nightmare scenario game for the Vikings where they had nothing working properly against the eagles. And you know the the bottom line was that the Viking Scott, Kirk cousins specifically for this opponent. You know the Vikings have offense of attack with digs deal, and that should be able to punish Seattle with double moves and getting down the field, especially digs. I look at this as a match up where you're going to have to take Minnesota plus three and a half bottom line. I think Minnesota can win this game and they also need to win this game just because of the way their seasons going. They want three and one that's almost a deft now because you almost certainly have to run the table to be in contention of getting a playoff spot at that at that point in the season. So Minnesota's gonna get a win here, Philly. You know, they're trying to figure out what works Carson Wentz being back in the lineup, but. They also have to be realistic that. Some guys have ready given up on the fantasy thieves. So. You know, I I would say that from a fancy perspective, Minnesota's a great play here for teepee and cash purposes. I would also say that from real lack perspective, medicine is a good Benning play because I still think that folks are going to point to NFC title game saying that there's no way the Viking skin win there in Philly. Hey, Throwdown nation. 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Seattle has too many issues, and you know, I was reading a very scary stat line of analysis regarding the Seattle offense of line wherein the Seattle offense of line. It appears because someone was doing the analysis on it that the tackles are athlete tipping off the running past place positioning, and it's been ninety percent accurate. I gotta go back through the all twenty two game tape to. Vet this myself, but the fact that someone was actually able to look at the game tape and do this for defense purposes. Explain why Russell's has been struggling so much. That's a very scary sight. In my opinion, I gotta I gotta try to lean the way from a my exposure to the Seahawks and of Russell Wilson for the time being until I can get a better handle on how the rest of this going to play out. But. In terms of. Where else this could go. I look at this game and just say that the Rams have too many options between girly Cooper Cup cooks, Robert woods. There's no Earl Thomas. There's no one on Seattle's defense that's actually going to intimidate the Rams. The Rams should actually be able to line up and just run girly down the Seahawks throat. This is not the Seattle defensive old. They got a lot of new faces and it's showing and Katie rate still doesn't look like he's going to be ready to go today. I just look at this as there were too many ways for the Rams to beat Seattle and not enough ways. I could see how making this a game against the Rams offensively. So I'll get to take the Rams minus seven half later points and go with the ramps. For the Sunday night game. We've got the Texans hosting how about them Cowboys. Last week Zeki Ellie goes off runs basically up and down the field against the lions. You know, I look at that the lions had the league's worst rush defense. The only reason why I think the lights take Green Bay's the fact that I'm still not sold on Green Bay Aaron Jones just yet, but getting back to the Cowboys. Zeke says, he wants the ball even more now. So you try to be patient, but now he's really barking the ball. He uses gas a major concerts. You got injuries to wolf fuller, who they say is a game time decision. Lamar Miller who's also game time decision yet. KiKi not who made his NFL debut last weekend. He's banged up. There are a lot of injuries here for Texas. Deandre Hopkins is going to play through a multitude of injuries. I'm just not liking the where the Texans are right now. I mean, they got a win last week which they shouldn't have because it should have been tied should be old three and one if Frank, right, doesn't. Make one of those boneheaded decisions I've ever seen and I don't wanna hear people defending Frank right for gopher a win. You know, you don't play for the win and run. A hook play on on fourth down at six. I mean, if you're gonna if you're gonna go for it, go for something that has some type of creativity not so that you can run it pop Warner. Anyway, I digress. So Houston got a lot of issues to fix and not a lot of time to fix them with these injuries. I'm going to take down here if Dow's lines up Zeke in gives him that thirty touches. He needs z. can get another win against a bad football team right now. And he used in and that Houston defense is not stepping up to the plate the way we thought they would. I think if you rent Zeke enough times that Houston defense is going to break it, just a matter of what the level conviction the Cowboys have in getting the ball again this week. So I look at the Cowboys and that's the play tonight. Moving onto our Monday night football slate. We got drew Brees set to make NFL history, breaking the all-time passing record of take it away from Peyton Manning. He's very pass far. You know these two hundred plus yards. It's going to happen at home in the Superdome. There's no question that the saints are going to force the issue throwing the football with Brees tomorrow night. Knowing the records online on the net football. Washed his coming off the bye I still don't believe in his Washington team as of yet. They have to show me something. Adrian Peterson, still banged up here. I think New Orleans knows that they don't have a consistent defense, so they're going to try to amp up the pressure on, Alex, get him throat football early. They wanted to try to force turnovers, but this is going to be a lot of drew. Brees got to be a lot of Kamara. You got the returning marking room, but Brees is going to be able to use all sorts of play action place because both Kamara and Ingram, we're going to be in the lineup, it's going to make a different look for the offense. It's gonna just didn't get a whole lot of lift at a Mike Gillislee, but Kamar being Kamar being able to pair up with Ingram again is gonna make a difference for that rushing attack, which can only help drew Brees. I take the saints at six and a half year to be. It's too tempting. Play to pass up from Betty perspective, so that's going to do it for the actual against sprint picks. Let's get into the logic here and I'll go through what my mindset is for the sleet today. Realistically, for both draftkings and fan duel, you're looking at two games that could potentially break slate here by break the slate. I mean, just from a points overall points perspective, total could be end up so high that it really screws up how much you're able to be successful in cash games in the just because of the amount of fancy points. The guys certain can score. So the two games I'm looking at here are Pittsburgh in Atlanta. And also the game that can be sneaky. High is the Philly Minnesota game. Now, most of concentrations gonna be on Pittsburgh Atlanta. So from the standpoint of. Pittsburgh Atlanta, you know place here. You can look at Matt Ryan. You can look big band. You can look at AB. You look juju Smith Schuster fans. McDonnell is a must play in all formats here today. Draftkings he's he's at thirty seven hundred on Faneuil. He's forty six hundred. That's too cheap. You have the play vans McDowell today. That's an automatic lock. So where else can you pivot? So you can look guys like Calvin Ridley. Calvin Ridley is going to run you right around. In terms of draftkings he's he's going to be coming in fifty eight hundred on fan duel. The pricings at sixty sixty eight hundred Muhammed to new four grand on draftkings fan duel for six hundred. So those were options there. You can have exposure to these guys Julio Jones's low bit of different matter here just because of the fact that Julio is such a high price player today could could make life difficult for you trying to fit Julio and into the lion. Now I'm not saying avoid Julio because it is very well possible that Julio Jones goes off to the extent that he ends up breaking misleading all on his own because Julio will even he's eighty five hundred on Faneuil. I mean eighty five hundred draftkings fan bangle he'll renew about nine grand. He can easily take over entire game. And the only thing that's that's holding Julio bag. It's fact he's not getting in the end of, but you know, that's something that can easily happen in these types of games. So I, I wouldn't necessarily. Say that Julio's Natta play here. Same thing with Antonio Brown aby can easily go off. He's ninety. One hundred draftkings actually cheaper fan deal at nine grant. So makes a little bit more sense playing ABM fan deal. But. You know, given the point perception, I get the play on draftkings at the end of the day, if what you're gonna see with somebody's places, the fact that you know as long as big been and Matt Ryan have good days throwing the football, you're going to get production, Attis skies. You can also look at James Connor devante Freeman, these would not be running place. This would be past catches out of backfield for touchdowns. I have no problem with either option with between Connor Freeman. I do prefer a few underplays at running back, namely, Melvin. Gordon Melvin Gordon should be in line for a heavy workload against the raiders the raiders good. On defense is. Is is a case where. I think Melvin Gorda dominate. I'm I'm literally reading story here where. I, I'm getting very worried about the giants here because their stories coming out where OBI Jay's being asked directly alive. Mannix the reason why drives struggling on offense. And he's literally saying that I don't know what if Opie Jay is saying, I don't know. That's a kind way of saying he does think, Eli is the problem, but he doesn't want to say it. You know, this is not is not look for the giants. Right now. I got a little distracted there, but it's not looking good for the giants giants have got to get a win here today and look good on offense because this season can go south real quick. All right. So couple of other place that I would also suggest to folks. Matthew Stafford is extremely cheap today and can put a big numbers against the week Packers defense. He's fifty seven hundred on draft kings on fan dole. You're looking at seventy six hundred which is on the low end for. In that in that format. But Matt Stafford. You know, even though the numbers are higher than I liked to be typically has good games against the Packers. Mervyn Jones for whatever reason owns the Packers even oh, go take. Usually the number one play at wide receiver. Marvin Jones for some reason, just has big numbers against the Packer. So just be mindful of Marvin Jones in your lineups if you got money to spare because Marvin Jones is pretty cheap. Draftkings he's only forty seven hundred on fan duel. You're looking at sixty five hundred again, which is mid range for a wide receiver. Bundy he has a potential putting up output in the AK range. So that's a nice value play my opinion. Then you have on. On both draftkings and Faneuil. You have Montavia Val the scant Ling on the Green Bay Packers. Both Randall Cobb is out with a hamstring injury. Drama house is out with a concussion still from last week. So Val the scant Ling is gonna be playing, extended time Green Bay. Now I do think that it's more likely that Green Bay runs the football with Aaron Jones. So there's a possibility that there's not. There's not. There's not a whole lot that I'm going to say here for Val the scheduling of it, and he's got a lot of potential volume today against against the light seem. So if we'll see if he's worth worth the draft baked because Green Bay need him to step up big time, there's no getting around it. So outside of that, you know, other guys you can look at would be Andy, Dalton. And of course, Todd Gurley is always an option even though he's ninety four hundred on the draftkings and fan duel, it's still going to be real pricey at ninety. One hundred as I said before, that's the Al defense is very porous, you can get to them. I, I would not be entirely shocked if if a Seattle just gave up a forty spot to the ramp sedate, it would not. It would not shut me in the least just because of how much offense the rance can crank out and giving game and the fact that Seattle struggling so mightily to pass protect Russell Wilson and they never get a rumble talking either. So again, this is where I'm thinking in terms of in terms of draft kinks fan, dill, some of the names. Thrown out there. I mean you can you throw out TJ Yeldan for the Jags. But as I mentioned before, I think there were better plays available. Joe mix and for example, is one of them. Joe makes him. We'll run you sixty nine hundred on draftkings fan dole. He's going to be priced a little bit higher. Just coming off the injury. So Joe, Joe makes into going to run you seventy one hundred. But I do think that there are better place in TJ yelled today even though Leonard Fornet as expected is out today with that reactivated hamstring and no timetable on when he's coming back, you can. You can definitely make some hay with Joe. Joe makes today because geo von vibrant out with knee injury. So the Bengals gal. A couple of back-back injuries of between two running backs. I look at a elegant mixes a viable player, so that's where I'm going with in terms of the lineups hopefully that helps you guys kind of guide yourself in terms of Placer as far as the defense goes, you can look at the ravens against the Browns. Baker Mayfield is good for a couple of turnovers today in our game. Also, you can look at the titans, Josh, Allen again, turnovers are abound when the bills are in play at and you can look at the Broncos once again, rookie quarterback, Sam, darnold turnovers all over the place. So those would be my three plays for defense today. 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11/19: Would James Franklin Be The Home Run Hire For USC?

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11/19: Would James Franklin Be The Home Run Hire For USC?

"The presenting sponsor of the audible is trader Joe's inside trader Joe's is a five part podcast series. That takes you literally inside. Trader Joe's go inside the TJ's tasting panel travel to wineries in Napa Valley and around the world. Discover the next great trader Joe's products. Discover why they wear those super fashionable Hawaiian shirts you'll find inside your Joe's on apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Welcome back to the audible, I'm Bruce Feldman. Joined as always by Stewart Mandel it is thanksgiving weekend. Which means we just came off that we can where the SEC really doesn't play a lot of good teams. But we've also had a lot of coaching news happen. We will get to that in a minute, Stu. What do you think is going on in Los Angeles right now? I thought I thought for sure that that crappy slated games would would result in a whole lot of craziness and really the craziness peaked at about overtime of the Maryland Ohio State game though, you did have an upset on your hands there in the in the USC UCLA game. So. Actually. The craziness peaked. I I watched back the citadel Alabama game. So there was a brief brief moment in the third quarter. The citadel takes a thirteen to ten lead. They're tied at ten at halftime. Alabama fumbles the gets. This fumble a kick off. It's like basically helmet on football. Said it all gets the ball. Sit all makes a field. But then the the field goal gets taken off the board because there's a procedure penalty. And then they missed the forty five year old field goal. Then then it's all downhill, I can't imagine. How how bizarre that must have looked everybody. If they were watching a real time with a four and five FCS team beating the mighty crimson tide. Well, I think you knew eventually we'd get out of hand. But it's true. They had a chance to become the first team all season to lead Alabama in the second half. And you know, at that just speaks to Bruce the power of the triple option. Yes. We'll see you save it that's gonna call up again later, but Nick Sabin. And these interview at halftime noted that the Senate L was shortening the game. They were they were taking away possessions from Alabama by running the triple option, which is why more schools should do it. But I digress. Yes. So chip Kelly has got to be the hottest three and eight coach in America right now three and eight or the Bruins. But he just knocked off his rival and. And now, he's the one that's that's storming into town and has a program heading in the right direction and clay Helton is five and six probably about five and seven hosting Notre Dame this week. You wanna just put in a requisite? Disclaimer that we recording this on Monday morning. Just in case. Maybe something comes down from from USC later before you hear this podcast. But nevertheless, tell us about the game you're there. Yeah. Well, you know, what it was one of those things where my colleague Joe Davis said you can throw out the records in a rivalry game. And obviously that's selling it a little bit. But he's right. I mean, it was a it's always a cool atmosphere where you have, you know, those traditional uniforms. It's not it's blue and cardinal. The Rose Bowl is gorgeous a place places. Any and it was chip Kelly. I first time in this rivalry. You know, the thing that jumped out to me this happened in my column on the athletes that went up Sunday night kinda hits on the state of college football in Los Angeles where you're right. I mean, this is a really interesting UCLA team in that there are three and eight they only have one senior starter on both sides of the ball. And the way they ran it down US's throat felt very familiar. These back to the chip Kelly days now there he didn't have the speed of alum Eichel James or even Kenyan Barner hit Joshua Kelly. Joshua Kelly who had only one FCS offer outta high school grew up a huge UCLA fan went to UC Davis where he was basically an average running back decided to transfer got to his his dream school and against this team loaded with five star guys. He ran for almost three hundred yards. I mean, that's more than half of what he had in this off more year at Davis. It was such kind of like a shocker to the people at Dave. Davis that one of their staffers texted again, the UCLA staff going. Hey is that the same Josh Kelley? We used to have. I mean, it was it was amazing this kids like, you know, the kid who's always smiling from year to year, just a delightful kid, and what I took from that is as you're watching them run all over USC was this was the chip Kelly where no matter what call the defense is there going to be wrong because he has all these answers into it. And there's some wrinkles that. He's added, you know, from from his time away where his own line. Coach Justin Frye came from Boston College. So you see some different things they do. But they just ran it down US's throat. And you know, this isn't like a great offensive line. They have fifty seven scholarship guys. But you can see this thing starting to turn at UCLA. Whereas on the other side, it was it was just a disaster for USC. I mean, they they couldn't run the ball again. And then at the beginning of the fourth. Quarter. Mogambo song comes on and UC USC USC players like dancing in a frenzy onto the field. And there is like well what's going on here? You know, kind of thing are the are the refs going to flag this. I mean a week earlier. Remember, they flagged one of the leaders of the team Iman Marshall for his behavior towards the sideline at cow, which didn't which kinda cost them or contributed to them losing the game. And right after this kind of display USC gets a procedure penalty on coming back at the start of the fourth quarter. And they just basically were in neutral, or, you know, going backwards from that point on they got out scored thirteen nothing. They just kind of fizzled out, and I had talked to I got a call on Sunday morning from a old USC defensive player. Who is disgusted? He was like you gave up three hundred yards to an F C S back. You can't run the football. And then you show that fake swagger by trying to dance all over the place when you had no juice on the on the sideline before that. He's like, it's embarrassing. What has happened to USC? And the question here is to me this feels like a lot like the latter part of the Larry Coker era at Miami. Nice guy head coach in clay Hilton. Brought some stability certainly the first couple of years where it was needed. But after a while the message gets tuned out, and I don't know what's going to happen with USC. It just seems like they are they have lost their way. The only reason there's any suspense about this. I mean, clearly clearly he's not the coach for USC moving forward. Frankly, people weren't all that confident. And I'm even after the two great years and now he's lost any confidence. But the only so it will be a foregone conclusion, maybe they wouldn't even made the coaching change by now if not for the fact that lends swan continuing a recent US tradition of smart moves by directors gave him this extension earlier this year with a huge buyout. So I don't doubt that Lynn small. On the comments, the he is said publicly, and that you've heard behind the scenes that he really wants to keep him were true. Because it's going to be extreme extremely expensive heat damn reported about fifteen million could be more than that could be also be less than that. This is a private school. It's a private school. We don't know. Exactly. But but you gotta do it. You know, you can't there's no way they'll be able to go into the next season selling fans for crew tes assistant coaches like, you know, they gotta go hire an offense coordinator who's going to come work there knowing that the guys on such thin ice. So I guess the question is, okay. It's easy to say you need to fire the coach it's not so easy to say who you gonna bring in instead and don't give me this Jack del Rio or Jeff Fisher, any more of these USC retrieves this needs to be a legit homerun higher and the one name, and you've thrown it out there and others of throwing it out there that really intrigues me. But I think maybe people on the outside. Thank why on earth. Would he go? There is James Franklin. Well, first of all the finan-. Actually, it's very viable for them in terms of buyout. And whether he can get out of his situation or exit Penn State now people will say, well, he's he's a Pennsylvania guy. Yes, he is. And he has really done a really good job in state college. Here is the reality though. And I don't know if Penn State fans probably will not like to hear this. But if you're the head coach at USC you have by far the best job the best program in the conference. It is not even close in terms of if you have all these recruits in your backyard, you have manageable academics to get them into school. A lot of these kids. Most of these kids grew up dreaming of playing for USC. You have really good facilities. You're also going into the you would be going into the Pac twelve south when it is in complete disarray. Right. If you're at Penn State. Yeah. It's got great tradition to and you've got really good facilities. You also have Ohio State and Michigan. Been in your division. Not to mention Michigan state. I mean, I think most people who are who are objective and or not diehard Penn. State fans would say that's probably the third best job in the division. Right. I would you agree with me on that? Absolutely. I mean, that's the reality of it. And you know, another thing that should be brought up is. I don't know that the Penn State fan base has ever fully embraced James Franklin. Even after winning a big ten championship. I still hear the criticism. Every time they lose a game. They're eight and three you know, that's not a bad season by any means. But I'm sure a lot of people think it should have been better. So you could stick around and continue to butt heads with Ohio State, Michigan and try to keep winning everybody over or you could go to a place that is so hungry and desperate to win that you know, you will be in its Hollywood you will be given the Royal treatment the minute you step off the plane. Yeah. And also, you know, there's been times would the perfect example to me of this was Chris Peterson a couple of years ago when USC had reached out to him. Chris Petersen's, a great coach you and I both agree on that. I think Chris Peterson. And he will admit this is not the ideal fit for USC. He is not a Hollywood guy. There's a lot of stuff about him that I think is just prefer not to Washington is a better fit for him than than USC is James Franklin. And I'm not saying James Franklin wants to have every practice in all the access that Pete Carroll had. But James Franklin's personality is a much better fit. I think for southern California. So we'll see I mean, I think for the people who think this seems crazy. I don't think they're either really diehard Penn State fans, and they see everything through that perspective. You know, or there's a few people out there who just think and maybe the right on this that it's too far outside the US cease fear of oh, well, we're going to get del. Rio or some of the people who early on this year really wanted. Hugh Jackson, just because they have an affinity for Hugh Jackson from his time at USC twenty years ago. I don't know. I mean, if you were to look at the rest of the options for them, and let's just say that your US senior approaching it as a really good school, much less. Not not per se. How USC approaches things which is always bizarre. You would say okay, there is Matt Campbell who everybody outside of USC. At least thinks is a rising star in the businesses donate terrific job at Iowa State. I don't know if I could see USC hiring him just because of how USC operates Jeff Brom who I think they should probably really consider. He probably will end up at Louisville. We don't know that for sure I mean, there's been reports saying that's the case. I'm not sure that's that's anything like a done deal. But I think he's a guy if you were USC Stu who else would you would you really consider for this job? I think you just name the Matt Cam. On Jeff bronze me or the to homerun guys that might be on that might be up for not saying either of them are desperately looking to get out of where they are by any means, and I do think Bronwyn up at Louisville. In fact, Bronwyn sprays me if he had offers from USC in Louisville. He would still go to Louisville. I mean, this is just a crucial moment for that school in that athletic department. They have to have to have to and the cycle of hiring USC retreats. They've just gotta go hire the best coach. And I don't think it's going to be somebody from the peak Carroll tree or from the oh, this guy coached or played here one hundred years ago tree. So there's a lot of good coaches out there, James Franklin's, the only one that to me. That's like well that that would be a no brainer. And I know that look there are people listening Spock asks you think he's overrated. But I think you would agree. He's a big upgrade over what they have. And he is a big personality who I think would would do well in that market when he was in Nashville Vanderbilt, he was Mr. salesman because he knew he. Had to do that to to you know, Rev up interest in Vanderbilt he's been much more reclusive. I think Penn State, especially with the media because you don't really have to do much to get a hundred thousand people to show up at that stadium. But in L A now, and you know, this well being there. I mean, the Rams are now the team there's no more. These are not the days anymore of well USC is L A's NFL team. The Rams are that team chips got going to get going at UCLA you're going to have to sell that program. So it would make a lot of sense to me one other name. Let me throw this at you. If you were USC, you already screwed this up because you you you're you didn't wait for chip Kelly. The last time probably coulda gotten him. If they waited a couple more months. It would cost them quite a bit to get out of his UCLA deal. You just watch him whip you in a way that you're really going to go there. I'm gonna throw it out. Let's lissi, and you have a lot of money. Would you consider do throwing that money out him eat? That's just throwing the ball move. My friend. I mean chip Kelly had a chance to go to the SEC into Florida and chose. He didn't want be. He did not want to be the the mayor of floor or the the mayor Florida. Thank you, governor of Florida prop popularity. He did not want to be the guy at Tennessee. Who everybody's watching eat every meal, which is what you get. He didn't wanna live in the bubble. If you're the head coach USC, you definitely have more of a bubble quality than you would if you're UCLA, but it's nowhere near like SEC level. Hey, go for it throw million and throw a gazillion dollars adamant and see if he might I mean that would be that'd be something. But I'm gonna guess that's that's a long shot. All right stew on the other front here of there was a coaching higher that was made over the weekend. It was one rumor has its you're not a big fan of and that would be LSU's former head coach les miles reuniting with his pal. Jeff long the Kansas AD in Lawrence, Kansas. You mentioned giving an F to Kansas once upon a time. I know you don't do the grades anymore. What grade would you give this? I think anybody that read my column would know is great, right? No. But would you give it an f I wouldn't give it in give I did once give Kansas and f for coaching hiring. That was Charlie weis. This is not that. But I don't think it was the right move for Kansas. You know, it's been interesting in the last twenty four hours. So this column I wrote which I'd actually written several days beforehand knowing this was coming went up Sunday afternoon. And really, I I it was a strong take. So I understand why there'd be strong reactions. But here's the here. The puzzling part not puzzling. Here's the interesting part every buddy in the profession coaches, AD's agent types. And then certainly my colleagues and media that I've heard from have said man, you nailed that. That's exactly that's exactly right. You know, he he's in the gist of his basically just Kansas needed to think outside the box it trying to get out of being the worst program in the big twelve and less miles is not that he in fact at that press conference. He kind of doubled down on the notion that hey, are you going to change your offense a philosophy seeing has you got run out of LSU for refusing to change it at all. And he said he didn't say, no. But he basically just defended his track record there. Hey when we had a great quarterback in Menton burger and good receivers. We threw the ball. When we didn't. We ran the ball. There was no indication that he plans to do anything differently than you did before I didn't hear any sort of articulation of some sort. Of grand plan. And so that's the reason why people like me and others around. The sport are down on the higher that being said ninety percent of the comments on that. Article ninety percent of the tweets think, I am a raging idiot. Of course, Kansas should be thrilled to have national championship. Coach les miles there. Kansas one on earth is wrong with you. Where are you on this? You know, I think our colleague max Olsen had an interesting column on Kansas probably two weeks ago. It feels like about that long ago where he said Kay. You should go find it's Matt Campbell. Which is great. But I think it's hard to find Matt Campbell. I think it's harder to it's harder to find the Matt Campbell in this situation than it is to draft a quarterback number one. I feel like a quarterback number one is fifty fifty finding the Matt Campbell is like twenty eighty and so I think in a lot of ways if you're Jeff long less miles is the easy higher because. A little bit like Marco to Miami. You can generate money because he's a big name people. Like, whoa. It's a big name. It makes the the boosters feel good that, hey, we got a guy who's won a national championship and people are going to be commenting because he makes Kansas nationally relevant in a way that you know, I'm not saying no Brown would have taken this job. Neil brown. Probably wouldn't. And so I think on that front. I get why they made the higher, and I think there's probably a lot of people. And I'm not speaking for them who lashed out at you. Who thought you know, what it's Kansas? How much you know, how much worse could they do? And so I don't think this is Charlie weis Charlie weis was disastrous higher. He set the program back. I think it's a it's a interesting higher. I don't know who else they would have gotten. I know Jedd Fisch who's now with the Rams I think was in consideration. But I think it was always going to be less miles. And I think we were reported that a. A couple of weeks ago that he was the front runner for it. And I think Jeff long wanted to make this higher. It's a big name. I think part of why they did it a big part of why they did it is because it will get the he feels I go get them into some homes and get people listening in a way that they probably weren't with David Batie. Even though David Beatty had great ties to high school coaches in Texas. We'll see I'm curious to see how it works out the question. I would have you know, and I would throw out here is what is success, right? He wanted national title at LSU that isn't happening at Kansas. No way. I don't think he's ever going to win a big twelve title. He's he's sixty five. Now, I think it's a big stretch to me. And I said this before like I when they hired Charlie weis. I was like there's no way he's going to have the level of success Markman Gino had at Kansas. So if I asked you to measure in this yardstick in the next four years, do you think he will? And this is the way I. Define success or not do you think he will get Kansas to a bowl game? I could see it happening in the next four years. I think first of all if you watch the other day Kansas put up forty points over five hundred yards against Oklahoma. And I know that the story out of that was how bad Oklahoma's defenses. But David Beatty, actually has upgraded the talent quite a bit there. They've got guys like Puka Williams. I mean, he's he's sensational. But it's not just him. It's so I don't think he's starting from quite as far down as people may think he is. I mean, they are still the worst team in the conference, but they're getting I guess closer to the nine eight seven teams, so yeah. Getting into a bowl game. I think is realistic. But I don't think that should be your end game here. You know, you don't have to shoot that lo. Why can't I not think big twelve title and not saying what man Gino did that was a very rare moment. But why why why shouldn't Candice be able to do what I was state's doing right now. Or what you know at the very least what Texas Tech. Does you know be in the mix for bowl game every single year and? I don't know that that's going to happen. You know, I'm I'm willing to be proven wrong. But I don't I just don't look I get why people are excited there about it. You know, you're Kansas. You've been bad for as long as you have. And this big name. Coach would the crazy personality comes your way. Yeah. Of course, you're excited about it. I'm sure that donations will roll in. I even think he'll probably have a nice little recruiting bump at first. But those things, you know, end after whether that's splash ends after awhile. What's your plan? How what's your plan? That's going to distinguish you from the other teams in the big twelve. And that's why I thought they should've fired a triple option coach singing appraise the triple option when you don't have the talent. It's the great equalizer, and I think you saw that when army when played Oklahoma would have hired a triple option coach not a guy who is gonna just try to line up, and and the tougher and have more will to win and all those all those bo- sham Boeckler truisms. Yeah. Selfishly? I am glad les miles is back in college football. Because I think it's more fun when he is. But if you said to me, and I'm not sure they could have gotten this. But if you said to me they were hiring monk from army or less miles. I would probably probably feel like they'd have a better chance of winning more games if they hired monk in and not miles. But we'll see how it goes. No, Jeff loans paid a lot of money. He's got a lot of experience in. Let's see if he's right and stews wrong. Let's see. I mean, it's gonna take three or four years to find that out. Back to the pod. And a second Stu, I don't know anything about business, but you do at least a little bit. So help me out here. 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He is he's eighteen and eight and big twelve play the last three years, and I think one of the challenges at West Virginia is recruiting wise, you know, the expectations that West Virginia are pretty high because they've had a lot of success before. But that was in the big east where they were in better position than they are now in the big twelve we're much. Of the power base of the of the league, recruiting wise is is really close to Texas. They're not. So that's made it challenging. I think the timing might be right now. We'll see you pay enough to get Dana Hoeger out of there. If they really want him. We'll see I think I think personality wise, he'd be an interesting fit. I mean as I wrote in the column, he personality wise, he and Mike MacIntyre a really different guys. But I wouldn't rule it out. They this this. I think this is going to be one of the better jobs that will come open this winter a couple of other guys I would say keep an eye on Jeff Tedford who is quietly done a great job at Fresno state nineteen and six the past two years. He's fifty seven. I don't think that's an issue as we reported Brian Hartson from Boise state. I'm told this is one of the jobs. He would consider the only other job he's been rumored for that. I heard he was actually tempted by was Oregon would he leave there? And also would see you go this route. Remember, they hired Dan Hawkins from Boise and that didn't work out. Well, Matt wells, our friend from Utah state. He's had a great year ten and one. He's name is hot again. I could see him. I think you agree with me. We both could see him at at CU as well. And then there's some other names that I think are, you know, coordinator guys while I'm not sure that they go in that direction. Whether it's Jim Levitt Ryan day jed fish. Maybe they maybe they would go back to Mark Helfferich who work there. But I don't know if the timing works out there if they can get Dana horse and go for it e yes, they lost this past weekend. But they are playing Friday against Oklahoma for a spot in the big twelve championship game most likely against Texas. If Texas beads Kansas that's a that's a they're having a great season. So if you can do that, great, if not I I would just write a check to Matt wells. I that's under the you're to you were take Matt wells over Brian Hartson, and Jeff Tedford. I think Matt. Well, yeah, I would I'm not down on Tedford. He's a really good coach. I think I'm not sure if I'm a pack twelve school that I'm going to hire Jeff Tedford, if I go and look into the kind of the end of his tenure cow, and if you care at all about academics and graduation rates it got really ugly there at the end of his time at cow, Brian Hartson to me is that really the job, you leave Voisey state for and now also as you pointed out, that's you know, that's not going to sit. Well, given the Dan Hawkins number arson is not remotely the same personality as Dan Hawkins. But. Yeah. Matt wells is a rising star. He has been for awhile. He's producing them the most powerful offense in the country this year outside of Oklahoma, Alabama. Now, I you want him to be able to bring his see with them because I think he's had as much to do with this as anything. But yeah, I would feel really good. If I'm if I'm seeing you when I get my wells fair enough. Okay. There's some big games this week. I got a big game this week stew. Our crew is going to Pullman. I'm actually going on thanksgiving. We have Washington state, which technically is still has a shot at a playoff spot. Right. My wrong. Absolutely. It'll be interesting to see where they are on Tuesday. But still very much in the mix. And obviously this is this is further division in a shot against Utah on the Pac twelve championship game. Am I wrong to think Gardner Minhsiu should be in the Heisman race? I voted him. Second the last couple of weeks. I mean, look to me. He's the biggest difference this team. A lot of people thought was a four or five. Five or maybe a six one team going into the year. Now, they're a top ten team. He's the difference. They're playing with such a high level of confidence. It's pretty remarkable. How far they've come. When he did the other night against Arizona seven touchdown passes. It's it's been interesting to shantelle Jennings. Had a story on the athlete Monday about Menchu and coming up through the air raid system in it brings up this. She brings up this philosophy that how mummy has had for a long time that basically about halfway through the season is when you see these every quarterbacks really take off if they've had a certain five thousand snaps practice games. And he's been pretty good from the beginning. But I really saw saw start to take off around the time of that Stanford game. And now he's just playing such a high level so to you're you're asking about the Heisman. I am. Yes. I think there's an our Heisman poll reflects this. I think we're down to three guys who could win it obviously too. With the you know, it's his to lose. But there's only three guys left. They could win it. And frankly, they may be the only three guys that get to New York at this point to Cuyler Murray and Gardner Minhsiu. I had Gardner made shoe second on my ballot this week. Hey, while we're talking this for a second are, our colleague, Joel Klatt tweeted out something that he is. It sounds like his vote would go to Kyle Murray. That's a prize me a little bit just to me. It's too was to lose. I feel like he's such a difference. I actually have been shoe second McCollum has been been fun to watch. And he's been terrific. Like, I just again, I think if there's an MVP Gardner Menchu. If there's a most outstanding player, it's Tua. You see it the same way. I think the thing that works against Cuyler Murray. And look he's a phenomenal player is they just had a Heisman winner last year. And so it's harder to look at this and say how much of it is him. How much of it is the offense where? S you've seen to transform completely transform Alabama's offense from what we've always seen it to be under saving. You've seen Gardner mince you come in and lead Washington state to its first ten in one start since nineteen Ninety-seven. So it's just a little, you know, the reasons there are a little easier to define, but what I want to ask you is like the gardener Menchu has been one of the mustache has been one of the best stories of the season. The guy could have been a third stringer at Alabama. He ends up at Washington state. Look what he's doing. Now. Are we overlooking Washington here? I know that they lost their third game pretty early. And so everybody forgot about them. They can win the division if they win this game. And they've still got a very good defense. Some very good DB's that if anybody could could end this run, and by the way, they've absolutely dominated Washington state since Chris Peterson got there. I just feel like people are maybe just acting like it's a foregone conclusion that Washington state's gonna win this game. Yeah, you're right. I mean our crew did the apple Cup last year. And they blew was off the field. You know, I think since Chris Peterson has been there. They have beaten Washington state by an average margin of twenty seven points. I mean, it's not even been close. The question is has Gardner Minhsiu made Washington state such a different team. And it sure seems like he has this isn't this has been a little bit of an underwhelming U dub team. And I think I don't know. I'm in. Fortunately, I do not pick the games. I do. I I was I was really impressed. I've got to watch a lot of the wazoo Arizona game. Now, granted Arizona's not a great defensive team. But I was really impressed by just how smooth this offense is the receivers are playing at a really high level. They're all line with the first year old line coach has been really really good and defensively, Tracy Claes quietly, you know, has transitioned from Alex Grinch there were they by the way loss Hercules Mata off a by far their best defensive player. They've been really good on that side of the ball. So I'm excited to see what it's going to be like on on Friday night in in Morton stadium. I mean, it's gonna be Rockin. It's gonna you're gonna have a good time there. Here's a crazy question for you still. It's probably not going to have them. But if they were to get in the playoff, they probably are only going in as a four seed, I would be fascinated to watch the Mike Leach Alabama Nick Sabin matchup to see. Okay. What are you going to do against this offense has saving ever face? Faced Mike Leach. Do we think I don't think so not to mind all age? He hasn't where he would've. I know that taxes could Leach wasn't a head coach when Sabin was at Michigan state, and then saving went to the NF us at LSU. I don't think they would've played Texas Tech. And then he went to the NFL, and then he came back, and they haven't Texas Tech played Alabama in a condo. But Mike Shula was the coach. Then so, yeah, it'll be awesome. Let's let's be honest. It would be awesome. Now garner men's shoe is definitely kind of transformed the whole or around that team. But also, and this is an important thing. I guess the question the question, and it's the same thing in the wash matchup is the Washington state office alliance been so good all season. Can I is this the caliber of defense that maybe gives them more trouble than they've had? You know, if you're Washington you're looking at the blueprint of the cow game or cow one. I mean, Washington state one nineteen thirteen on a last minute. Touchdown. And if you look at it, you say, oh, meant you had similar staffs to what he usually has. But you know, that's the key with your facing Mike Leach team. Just keep him out of the end zone. They're going to get their yards. Keep him out of the end zone. And that's certainly washing going gonna try to do this week. There's also this little game going on in Columbus, Ohio. You might have heard of before we get to that game. I do want to ask you. So I didn't get a chance because of our game to see any of the Ohio State Maryland wild game that it was. But we've talked a lot about urban Myers health. What do you? So you watched that game, I gather, and what do you make of it? And what do you make of his situation? Now that you've kind of had time to absorb it and see in real time. It's really hard to watch. I'm. It's frustrating that people. I I know why understand why? But the people on Twitter mock, his health and think he's faking it or whatever, you know, I don't make jokes about somebody's health. I don't think that doctor that put out that statement a few weeks ago was making it up that would be rather illegal on his part. He's got a cyst on his brain. And it's gotten worse. The he he has stress related headaches. And he clearly gets very very stressed in these Taekema when his team is making all these inexplicable mistakes penalties turnovers letting Anthony McFarland the Maryland running back run for seventy five yards on you every other play. It is really hard to watch. They cut to him. I would say at late in the game. They were cutting him after almost every snap, and he would be bent over or hand on his head. I think sometimes you'd see him walking on the sideline you see like I put second where it looks like he gets lightheaded and. Has to right himself. Bryant Fisher tweeted out a picture a screen cap where it was a time. I don't know if they were coming out of the time out or during the time out, but the high AllState offensive players talking to their assistance and urban is ten feet off to the side bent over in pain. Not just in pain. He looks like he's in excruciating initiating pain. And he keeps downplaying it and trying not to make that the story. But how can you how can you not notice that? So he's going to have a decision to make after the season. That's that's for sure I just don't know how you continue to do that week in week out. You know, maybe there's something that can be done procedure surgery to alleviate it. But the job's not going to get less stressful. Let's put it that way. And it just he just looks like he's absolutely miserable. And of course, and it's hard to bring us all up and not mentioned, obviously, the fact that he almost lost his job. And clearly feels like he's been portrayed on fairly. In terms of his role in Zac Smith situation. I mean, all of this the stress of that the stress of his team not I mean, they're ten in one. But they're not playing the way his previous teams have especially on defense. You know, what Stewart's feels a little bit. Now, it's different different ailments. But it feels a little bit to me like the jury kill situation in Minnesota where you have a head coach who is in verse stressful job, and it's not the stress so it doesn't seem to help as health situation, and you start wondering just from a well being standpoint is it's so detrimental that you have to think of maybe a different different lifestyle. And I'm sure it's impossible for him to. I mean, he did take the year off after Florida, and he broadcast games, but he coaches want to coach, and I'm sure he's going to do everything in his power to try to continue to make this work. But my gosh, how can you be how hard it must have be to be his family watching that. Yeah. Also, you know this. This is way before our both our times, but airport Siegen was a great coach. And then eventually, I think he walked away pretty early Bob stoops. Now, he didn't have these health issues, but he had family health issues and he walked away and seems to be very very happy and other different personality guys. But it's you know, it's going to be an interesting situation to to to monitor going forward this off season in terms of this game. A Michigan the first time since two thousand four Michigan has been a favourite at the horseshoe. And they lost that game. By the way. That was a big upset at the time. You know, it just really feels like it feels like the tables are turning. I'll have state is dominated this rivalry for so long. But it does certainly seem like Michigan is a better team this season. Now chase one of edge. They're starting -fensive players hurt. We don't know if he's going to play you love asking me questions. Like this song thrown in your back at you. What percentage chance to Ohio State to win this game? Ohio state. I give them a forty nine percent chance. Wow. So you're basically saying it's a toss up game. Yeah. I mean, look, they're still really talented. They have a terrific passing quarterback with with good receivers and a couple of running backs. The question's gonna be can their offense of line. Hold up win Aventure. Not Don Brown gets after you the really good on third downs. And they the way they get after you. They're playing with a lot of confidence. But this game is at Ohio State. I think when those Ohio State players there in the locker room, they feel like we're better than those guys were tougher than those guys and that confidence is going to help them. And by the way, Dwayne Haskins. Even though this is the first year as a starter. He went in tough situation last last time out last year, and he responded, really well. So I think I know he has confidence in it. So questions are going to be our the Ohio State. Oh line. Hold up. And will they give up more big plays? And can they overcome if they do? And you know, I like I said, I give them a forty nine percent chance. If I had to pick one. I think I would pick Michigan. But I don't expect them. You know, I I don't expect Ohio State to to just not show up because I feel like they know how big of a game this isn't their plan. They'll they'll though feel like this is it for them. And I expect them to respond. Oh, Adele show up. There's no question about that. I think I would put it more like forty two percent. The thing is you said something before that. I think we all kind of just assume and I'm starting to wonder if it's truly the case you said they still have a lot of talent they do on offense. But at what point do you after eleven games of giving up all these big plays to Purdue in Maryland. And Minnesota, I know everybody's Ohio State fans are totally blaming it on Yano and the failure to make adjustments at what point do you just have to kind of get seed will maybe after all these years of having DB's drafted in the first round every year. And and and I think it's the stat is fifteen defensive players last three years drafted in the first four rounds. Obviously lost one of the best defensive players in the country. Nick. Bosa going into this year early this year. We'll point you just have to say, you know, what it's just not as talented defenses. We're used to and given that I think Michigan may be Michigan's probably gonna be able to exploit that. Yeah. I mean, they have not replaced it. You know, it eventually happens. You know, it just happens when you have a lot of three and outs. They've given up four plays of eighty yards or longer. Nobody else last year gave up that many plays of that length. They've given over your plays of forty plus yards. Then all but six six of the one hundred and thirty teams and FBI football. Here's a crazy. Stop by the way. So they've there's one other team who's also given up four plays of eighty. Plus, you wanna guess who? That is. I'm guessing since you're saying, it's crazy. It's probably somebody decent. It's probably somebody who has a great deal of coordinator. It's Virginia Tech. Well, they've had they've had a if anybody's had a worse year on defense and Ohio State. It's been Virginia Tech. That's for sure after they lost all those guys. The offseason believe it or not Ohio State is tied for tenth in the big ten in defense yards per play loud with Rutgers. Yeah. It's pretty bad. No more. Now. I think they're going to be on needs that they're going to need to run the ball because of Michigan has the number one pass defense in the country. So I don't think having Dwayne Haskins throw fifty times it's going to be the right formula, eventually have Sachs and turnovers and and whatnot. They were able to run the ball against Maryland with Dobbins. So you know, I think it'll be a close game. I don't think machines ain't going there blow them out. Let's put it this way. 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Not sure about the criteria for locations in the semifinal other than what would be the most advantageous for the number one seed wouldn't that be Miami over Dallas for Alabama? It'll be Dallas is. Yeah. The committee puts the number one seat in the one that's more advantageous to them or the one. That's more desirable to them and Alabama has definitely expressed this last time it was the finals where this rotation as definitely expressed their preference for cotton over orange. So I mean, I think you're probably looking at them in in Dallas and Clemson. In miami. And if Notre Dame wins against USC this week is probably going to be Clemson Notre Dame. You could probably, you know, lock that in unless of course, Alabama loses to Georgia fair enough Raphael a Garcia. We brought we mentioned the Oklahoma defensive struggles. Earlier Brinson, Stu it's been frustrating to see oh, you waste two of the greatest seasons by quarterbacks in college football history with a poor defense. Can you really say they wasted last season? They were they are in the playoffs winning big twelve titles isn't enough. Oh, okay. Well, I guess there you go pee coding is a name being floated around as possible higher. Y'all have any thoughts on him or other defensive coordinators? Oh, you should target. That's a good name Raphael's. Right. I've heard that rumblings from the couple of coaches as well about Pete Golding was at UTSA, very impressive. If you ask people inside the Alabama program of what he's done there. Another name. I would wouldn't shock me. If it got in the mix was Tim to ruder who's had a really good year for Cal. He did well as the DC at Texas am longtime ago or not that long ago. I guess, but it's been a while. I could see him potentially in the mix. But Pete Golding is definitely somebody. I would say keep an eye on if if you they're gonna pay a lot of money because remember they're not paying for an offense quarter, that's Lincoln Riley. So that money, I'm not saying they're going to pay three million dollars. But they could be competitive financially with anybody because you're not paying a offense coordinator on that side of the ball. It was amazing about peak Golding is nobody ever heard of him until Nick Sabin plucked him from UTSA last year. And now we're talking about him as the hot defensive coordinator candidate for one of the better jobs in the country. Okay. If money is no object you make a run a day verandah that'd be a big run to as make an eight hundred. Yes, he's making two point five. I said Oklahoma would spend a lot of money you'd probably have to spend three million for that. I'm not sure Joe Castiglione is gonna spend three. Million for a defensive coordinator as as badly as they need one. Can I throw out Jim Leonard? It was kansin. You could Jim Leonard had a lot of offers last year. Florida state tried to hire a few other places. Did he knows he's got a really good situation. He loves it where he is in Wisconsin. He's from there. He believes in the place. I'd be surprised if he'd make that move personally. Yeah. You know, I don't know. I don't be Manny Diaz has done a really good job as a DC Miami. I just I mean that's home for him. So I don't know if he would do that. There's a couple of other names. I would maybe consider in there, certainly Goldens high on the list, but just in terms of big school guys. I don't know here's one that. Maybe you'd consider is. You know, Utah has a really really good defense. They've consistently had an Whittingham's hands on. But, you know, do you? Do you go that way? So we'll see what we'll see what direction that Lincoln Riley because they gotta make a move there. The. Name I would say to keep an eye on. And it's it's j Bateman who is at army and remember army almost beat. Oh, you j Bateman is done really well there now I think he's going to be in the mix for the Charlotte head coaching job. But if not I mean, his name he had some interest for the Notre Dame de see in the optic to go in house. I think j Bateman is somebody they will look hard at if if they kind of really opened their search up by the labors we need to wrap this podcast because you're overdue on your when are you gonna file your top ten candidates for the Charlotte job? It's commons. Hct up Scott Armstrong longtime reader analysts nerve, both of you. Thank you, Scott. I would've emailed the podcast before the male. Bruce mentioned never worked out. You're right. That's I'm not good stuff like that. I UCF Utah TC. Both one's several BCS bowls versus the BCS schools prior to join in their current conferences. Does the fact that neither school has consistently dominated their current power five conference strengthen the argument that UCF would've lost by now if they had to play eight plus power five schools a year should UCF try to schedule three plus power five schools out of conference. Thanks requests. In scott. Do what do you think? It's interesting Scott brings that up because I actually that is actually kind of informed. My opinions in general about the group of five because when in two thousand ten when Boise state had that great team Kellen more great d you know, a lot of defensive players that went into the NFL. Like, I thought that. They were they rose the number three in the country. I legitimately thought at the time that team could win the national championship. If they got the opportunity and people, of course, would you know, they had a lot of haters because that's what we do in college football. For some reason we root against the Cinderella would say, well, if you put them in the SEC, they'd be eight and four and I say it's baloney, but what happened with Utah TCU when they first got to their power five conferences, kind of confirm that that's probably the case. They took them years to build up their depth to be able to compete took Utah longer than took TCU. I mean, TC you won the big twelve I think maybe in their third year, but they had to build up the death to compete in a power five conference weekend and week out. So look, I think UCF I think I have them ranked seventh. Now, I think they're absolutely one of the better teams in the country. And if you put them in a one game situation against I would say anybody outside of Alabama or Clemson. I would definitely give them a shot. But if you play. Put them in twelve games of eight of those or against power five teams. No, I don't think they'd be undefeated right now. So I hate using that as a arguing on why somebody shouldn't get in the playoffs because it's totally. It's totally theoretical who knows what would actually happen if they're in one of those conferences, but those the experience of those two programs definitely in my opinion about it. And should they try to schedule three plus power five schools out of conference? Yes, they should. I don't know how realistic that is. I don't know how many power five schools are lining up to play UCF right now. They would probably have to play at least two of those on the road. So, but yeah, I mean, I think it's going to take that kind of ambitious scheduling for a group of five team to get into the playoff. All right. Good stuff. Still John beano? How soon is Howard, Jeff and less miles taking the jobs that Louisville in Kansas viewed as improvements over their present jobs. Stay with us here. I know you're going to say less miles present job what Jeff Rome is leaving new that. As northwestern demonstrate this year has just as much of a chance of winning the big ten west as anyone else. Given the upgrades in facilities Purdue has invested in for Louisville where he will seek an annual but kicking from Cranston for the foreseeable future. I also can't see how the Kansas job where you always be second field. A basketball is a better job than retirement for less mile. Okay. First of all less miles desperately wanted to get back into coaching that happens with a lot of highly successful guys just they doesn't work out. They can get back in or they can't get back in the level. They're comfortable with we saw that. With Phillip Fulmer. We saw the with another SEC coach your friend, Houston Nutt, less miles was able to get back in. So I think we're happy for him on that front will like we said we talked before we'll see how it goes Louisville. So different for Jeff Brahm. I mean that's home for him. That's home for his family. His his brothers are on his staff. His son is very busy. Very, you know is very prominent around the pretty program. I know I know they like it. They're a lot. And I know he's happy with how they built it. But man, Louisville will be tough for him to pass up. It's hard to explain to people. But it's not just that. He's from there like the Brom family is an institution in Louisville. So going back to his father who a longtime coach there. So for them to have an opportunity for one of the Bronx to be the head coach of the hometown school. That's like I I don't disagree with everything he saying about possibly being lateral move. It's just not for this particular coach. All right next question. This one's for you. Bruce, Joe from Kerry North Carolina with so many former oh sees like Seth Latrell, Jeff Rahm Chad Morris, working the way up the head coaching ranks. Why isn't the harlot highly regarded Jake's Babotila head coach yet? I've never even heard his name disgust for entry level openings Bruce wise, the West Virginia OC not in the mix yet for head coaching jobs while a couple of things he has interviewed for some for some jobs. He interviewed for the Tulsa job a couple of years ago. When Philip Montgomery gotta and he interviewed for the Cal job. When when Justin Wilcox got it. He's only thirty three years old. I mean, he's still really young. I think he will be in the mix for the Texas State opening I think he will be a little choosy on you know, where can I go somewhere? That's a good opportunity because I think he his wife was a was an athlete at West Virginia. They have a young family. I think he likes where they're at. So I don't think. He's just going to jump at any job and be desperate about it. So we'll see what you know. I think he's going to be a head coach within the next two years. I just I just don't know. Will it be Texas State will there'd be something else? I could see him at one of those jobs or at an at an AC job. He's done. Well as an offensive coach. He's a really good play caller. But he's also a great recruiter. If you look at some of the players, he's he's been able to get. So I think it's only a matter of time with him Mike so lake in and thank you for doing that phonetically Mike has a question that you you would be able to answer better than me from your time spent on the sidelines. He said I'm watching the end of the Ohio State Maryland game and saw shot of Matt Canada yelling at the refs after a penalty. And got me thinking Bruce can the refs actually here the coaches when they're screaming at them. The rest are standing out in the middle of the field. It seems like a wasted attempt to argue their case, I'm pretty sure they can now I'm not in the middle of field when a play is happening. But I use this example, Pat FitzGerald ir a couple of weeks. Ago when they were playing at Iowa there was a play that happened in the red zone, and he was apoplectic for a minute. And you could hear it really clear now could the the officials on the other side of the field here. No. But certainly some of the refs I'm sure they could hear it in the middle of the you know in the middle of it. I know you can block out as much as you can block out. But sometimes when when a coach is screaming his head off in the middle of something you're going to hear it. It's just there's no way not to from Chris Danka, an east coast Portland. Hey, guys, I know FCS's in the hot hottest topic. But I think mention of what Joe Harris semiautomatic and the humane black bears have done this season is so far amazing. This is going to be our collective shout out for this episode. All right. The season started tragically when freshman Darius minor collapsed and died on the field during a pre camp workout as awful as the event was to watch the team rally behind his memory has been unbelievable. Here's some of the highlights be riot. Oh UNH for the first time since two thousand ten came from behind to beat F B S. Western Kentucky beat Villanova at the horn. With a fifty two yard field goal beat. You are I at the horn with a thirty nine yard field beat Towse and on the road with a goal line. Stand beat Eli on by one to clinch their I see a title since two thousand thirteen clinched by and a seventh seed for the NCAA tournament. Oh, and did all this with just four home games? Four Stu coach h took this program over at just twenty nine years old, and what he has done in that time is amazing. Remember his name because we won't have him for a long. Thank you, Chris that is actually excellent. Intel was not aware of that. I don't pay as much tension FCS as I probably should. I know North Dakota state still really good. That's pretty amazing. It's a pretty amazing one of a complements there. And I'm happy for you guys because I made my first ever trip to Maine this summer to visit one of my wife. Friends, and I eat a lot of lobster. And I really enjoyed it. So good for me. Yes. Another another proud Springfield college graduate who has produced many, many good football coaches. There you go. All right. 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FTP Ep. # 138: NFL Week 7 ATS & DFS Picks

Fantasy Throwdown Podcast

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FTP Ep. # 138: NFL Week 7 ATS & DFS Picks

"Don't miss out on your chance to listen to four times Super Bowl champ Charlie weis on the only podcast solely devoted to everyone's favourite position. Football, the quarterback, listen for free. Now by subscribing wherever you get podcasts or by going to celebrity QB dot com. Welcome to the fantasy Throwdown podcast. Bringing you the latest in sports news, fantasy analysis and opinions. Don't forget the hot takes. Can't have Hort show with, oh, hot, takes days. What about hotcakes though? Hotcakes. Now, here's your house ready to jump into the thick of things. Dwayne calendar. Hello, welcome to the show her, but I got a lot talked about with the NFL and crazy slate of games yesterday on Saturday. So let's get right down to what happened last night. And I wasn't going to talk about the NBA, but let them behold the Lakers home opener have more fire than anyone had actually Hispanic. So where to begin with this nonsense, basically you had the rockets in town rackets looking for their first one on the air. Obviously it's liquor so moping after they lost in Portland, the other night. Tensions were chippy throughout the game, especially between Razan Rondo in Chris, Paul. Now, you know, I had to rewatch the game after seeing what transpired into fourth quarter. So you could see that there was something simmering, but you know, it had always been like one of those unspoken MBA things that Rondo and Chris, Paul do not get along at all. I don't know if it's the boat because they both have the pulling complexes or what they always try to out chippy each other. And it was just a real physical. Then the catalyst of the plate was Brandon Ingram getting into it with James harden after the referees, rightly Russell them for Phalle, he shows harden, then Chris, Paul and Rondo get into it. Chris, Paul alleges that Rondo spitting his face and then stuck his. Chris Ball proceeded to stick his finger right in Rondos, which brought them rather the throw a left hook Renna, Chris balls, jaw, and in the melee broke out. What else? Things where the fight it happens and everyone's looking LeBron wait and see what the brand is LeBron basically, he doesn't stop to try to really trying to crawl around. He basically tries to look for everyone to break up the fight. Then he grabs Chris Paul to sell him down because that's his boy. Is just a bizarre situation. Then you had Brandon Ingram try to take shots at Chris Paul, you know. Again, Brandon Ingram, you're not involved to fight and you're six, six, ten. You can't be taken swings and Chris, Paul and his size. I mean, come on, man, look for anyone, especially a big man like you so that that nonsense went down to altering players were jetted between Paul Rondo and Brandon Ingram rockets go on to win the game. They're going to be multiple suspensions going for this one. Ideally, I would say Brennan Ingram's the guy who has to be suspended the most because let's be clear here a he. He's the one who got into it with. With hard into first place which led to the altercation. I mean, Rondo and an Chris Paul were get into regardless throughout the game, but Brandon Ingram, the one who set it off in the first place. So he let the dynamite. He's the guy who's gotta get spent a longest. Plus he sucker punched Chris, Paul, Chris Ball Rondo. Yeah, they're gonna get suspended too. I would be say that it's dumb for the NBA. This is spending more than five games. I would think. You know Ashleigh, it's the rare NBA fight were. There were some punches landed, but I wouldn't go crazy over if I'm the leak. I just think it doesn't make a whole lot of sense taken away star players from teams. I mean, Christmas definitely missing the game against the clippers of on. I know the as maybe the Cana happy about that because the last rockets clippers with down regular-season things got a little crazy there last year too. That that we talked about on the podcast. The only thing waiting for out of this game was seeing if there's going to be a secret entrance to the. The locker rooms. But through the dean's again or there was going to be another fight between the teams 'cause that's where I, I was thinking that I was a possibility, but you know, this was just a bizarre game, the Lakers too. I know people are going to be going on the brand and frankly, it's ridiculous. It's two games into the season. This is about as much as I'm gonna talk about the NBA for a while. But like last lights actually was so dumb that I had a comment on it and actually off the story of Josie, Marino leading living off of that one because he got into a fight with the Chelsea managers at the end of the Chelsea Manchester United game where someone was a Chelsea assistant coach celebrating too closely to the special one. And because of Chelsea Taina game up in the final minute of stoppage-time Marino took exception to that and proceeded to charge the assistant coach as if. He was going. I think these coaches name is Yanni which is the big, oh. Oh, gonna level. But anyway. Yeah, Marino traffic. Oh, fight. Yanni not the musician. The system coach and. Has to be separated, which is realistically, it's one of the dumbest things Basel, because what are you going to do as a coach? You got to land a punch on another coach. Get yourself suspending. He's probably ready. Gonna get banned from the touchline because he tried to fight the guy. It doesn't make any sense you have to at least have some what will composure. It's one thing for a player delus- his mind completely. It's an entirely different for a head coach or manager to lose their mind completely. So with that being said, let's talk briefly about the MLB game seven last night while we have time for we dive into football, but not too long because we gotta talk about tonight. Thirty game that's coming up. But yeah, so game seven between the Burs dieters last night. My strategy cattle worked out wherein I had zero confidence in credit council being able to manage that game properly. I really felt this. Show scene was due for a quick hook. I really thought that council was gonna do the quick cook by the four finning. I mean, the guy didn't even like hesitate. He took his starting pitcher out in between Hainer was up in pitching in the third inning. It was insane. I mean, first of all, you're down in the game. And haters your best reliever. If you were going to control the game, you have to bring in someone else that you get at least rely upon till Colt control the game. That's not a high leverage situation like you're trying to redefine what high levered situation is like you. You tell me that you have no other pitchers. You got to the NFC Melanie pitchers on your staff, but an Josh hater, Josh hater is a great relief pitcher at best. He could give you three innings, which is what he did last night. Guess what? With him bitching, those three innings. So the third, fourth, fifth, guess what? You still got another three innings left to go in the game. Like I I struggle with because it's like honestly show seeing was pitching as though he was constantly looking around to see what he was going to get hooked. They're like, that's no way to actually manage a team. Him, you're starting pitcher, half at least be able to get comfortable into a game. I just get that opportunity. As soon as he gave up the home run the Bellinger which was a bomb. By the way, you know Belgium put a good swing on it. It wasn't a social scene was pitching that horribly. This was that a Luis Severino situation where he is looking so horrible that everyone could see he asked to get pulled from the game except for Aaron booed. I mean, grip crank council. It's the opposite of the spectrum where in it doesn't seem to have any rhyme reason other than he's got his analytics book and it's in the analytics says, this reliever has a better matchup against said better, but it doesn't take into account the fact that you've been using your bullpen so extensively throughout this series that guess what you're hoping maybe starting to get tired. So Lee -ffective results that you're basing this off of aren't necessarily as valid as they once were. I mean, if you look at the game breakdown, I mean, jumped on shifting, really got two runs. Council panics Brington hater hater shuts down the dodgers, but hater can only pitch three innings reliever. I mean, that's that's his limit and low and behold, the dodgers break this thing open the sixth, and that's all she wrote the brewers. Offense really didn't get enough runs to get the job done, but that game was decided mainly on Craig counsel panicking. So quickly they can say like, oh, well, you need more hitting, yes, brewers, definitely situational hitting wise. They just did not come up with the big kids, not for lack of effort. The dodgers made some great defensive plays the outfield. Chris Taylor did a hell of a job. I, you know, I, it was what it was, but you know, I still look at that and I say to myself that the brewers could've won miss l. c. s. if they hadn't messed around with the bullpen as much as they did, I thought it was a. Tall order for the burgers to win six and seven relying strictly on the bullpen. I thought they needed more starting pitching to get the job done, and I felt council just used the relievers way too much. You've used it and you know, and it with any with any good thing. If you use it too much, it's going to it's going to go to waste. And that's basically what the Burs at the show for their efforts at l. great season. But it did not go all the way because of the fact that you know there were mistakes made during the mantra of the annals ES that you can't have back. He's on. So I'll talk about the World Series coming up later on, but let's get into the NFL now because we got a nine thirty game coming up. So hopefully those of you are going to be listeners podcast early, get listed on it, but you got the chargers playing the titans. Charters are six and a half point favorites. You know, this is one of those games where I I look at it and I don't like to match. I would lay off this line unless I was actually. Pigs pool because this well, those were I could see either side kind of winning it. You know, the chargers this probably going to be the most fans that they have the entire season just give it affected the case in London, but I don't have confidence in this matchup to be perfectly honest though. The reason why I say that is the fact that you know, for a point spread perspective, six that have the chargers defense without Joey Bosa has been kinda met in my opinion. I don't have a great feel for this match up to be perfectly honest. I think the chargers gonna win it, but I'm not sold on them being able to win by touchdown that that's where I'm I'm a little bit concerned because even though Tennessee has scored off, it's a touchdown, sits playing Philadelphia and. Week, four. You know, it's just not a, it's not a great match for the judge. The titans can find ways of Sloan game down a monkey and up the chargers wanna go, go, go. And I definitely think the charter should take the shots down field. You know, the one thing that I did see coming up on the injury report that Melvin Gordon is looking doubtful, so I'm not entirely sold on Melvin Gordon being available today. So with that being said, the the thing of it is, is that I could see a situation where you got a lot of underneath passes also neck lower, and then goes over the top to a Mike Williams or Tiro Williams at those speed burners because the planes are going to concentrate a love efforts on stopping Keenan Allen. I mean, I would love for heating Allen to go off today, but I think this is going to be one of those Rando games where you're going to see the secondary players on the chargers, had the big gains as opposed to Keenan Allen. Hopefully I'm wrong because I, I like using kitted out for DFS purposes because I think the the pricing isn't too shabby, but you know, it is what it is for those early early slates, but moving onto the next match we've got, we're, we're going to talk about one of the most lopsided match up to my opinion, and that's the jets versus the Vikings. Remember that game. The jets had a couple of weeks ago against Jaguars that was completely watchful and the jets got smashed. Yeah, that's going to happen again today. Most likely gets Viking same matchup, strong run defense. Very good secondary. A lesson jets. Ashley opened up the playbook, and you know the jets got injuries, Quincy new once out. Robbie Anderson's, Nick Price, got a groin injury. This is not a good matchup whatsoever. And the weather report says, it's going to be windy in medal Lance today, that hurts the jets more than it helps. I mean than it hurts the Vikings, Kirk cousins entered throws a decent spiral in the wind, Sam darnold. The book is out on that just because he's USC guy and in his in his college days. He didn't look pretty good. He did not look very good in inclement weather so limited size because of course he was out in California for college. But you know, in a windy situation, this is an void game. If you're a jets fan, if you're a jets fan, going to the game, you're probably going to end up losing this one and that three and a half point underdog for the jets that. People seem to be intent on betting on this is a clear layoff. I mean, if I'm doing a picks pool, I'm taking the Vikings just this matchup screens Vikings win by ten points. But you know, maybe the jets keep a close eye. Maybe they learned different Jacksonville game baby, but like this is like a match up. That's less than a month away from a very similar matchup where the jets got smashed. I gotta take the Vikings here and it's not close. I, you know, there's nothing about this matchup that would ever give me pause to say that I can't take. I, I would ever take the jets taking the Vikings minus three and a half. Moving on. We got the Browns basically in a match up where they're going to be underdogs, travelling to Tampa Bay Tempa doesn't have a defense. So actually like Baker Mayfield today, you know the news of Carlson traded that just opens up the offense for Nick, shove and especially do Johnson Johnson can catch balls out of the backfield you can run it. I think Duke Johnson definitely is the biggest beneficiary. I know travelers are really hot and bothered about having a ownership shares. But I would say if I was looking at fantasy leagues like the guy be looking at is through Johnson, just against he's going to be the pass, catching guy, and you know more more than likely due Johnson's gonna take an even bigger share of rushing rush attempts than show because you know, let's face it. Carl's high was soaking up. So much of the actual rushing attack. And while he does, oh, Carl side was doing. He was bad at it was just the fact that you know, it wasn't, you know, all inspire is like, you know, he's doing a decent job, but it wasn't anything that was gonna be, hey, Throwdown nation. Are you at the bottom of your fantasy league? Wondering what is going on your quarterback? Well, I think I've got a new show that may just fit the Bill for you. The show's called celebrity ki-be featuring four times bowl, champion, coach, Charlie, weis. 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I think they cover. I think Tampa probably wins the game, but because of how lousy tippers thief it is. I think this would probably going to be a field goal game actually have point makes difference. So I think Tampa wins, but I think they only win by a few points like either a point or three points, but I don't think they wouldn't buy more than that. I do think the Browns cover here just because of how Lousiana. Of defense, they're going up against it. I do like a lot of the fantasy players coming out today. I see Jarvis Landry having a potential breakout game. I know. Myself and number folks have been beaten. The jokes Jarvis Landry that he's gonna eventually like someone on Brown's receiving core has got to unlock Jarvis Landry Calloway Higgins like somebody is going to open the passing game for Jura, slander you, Christine. Just double teaming up and these other receivers, not winning off the ball, but I look at it and I'm saying, you know, this case where I would feel comfortable taking the lot of Browns players. And I do like a the exposure to Tampa. I mean, James Winston definitely helps the passing game. So if you've got Godwin you got a Mike Evans or you know, if you taking a pun on the show, Jackson, I do feel as though you can get some value out of those players. Moving on, we're going to get into the Carolina Philly game. Panthers are four and a half point underdogs you know, game. Realistically, this is a case where Philly should be favored just get given at home team, but you know, I, I look at it. This is the case where Carolina lay the Neg last week at, you know, Carolina usually lays the ache and then they come back strong performance. Do I see Philly winning this game? Yes. Do I think they cover? No, you know, this is the case where four and a half points. That's a big number. To be honest. I don't think Philly is demonstrative -ly better. Than the Carolina. And so I look at this case where Philly wins the game, but it's only a field goal game. So I gotta take care line of here. I think Cam keeps us game close. I think Philly's defense does stop the run for Carolina. I'm not as big on Christian McCaffrey at some other folks are, but you know, it's certainly possibility. And moving on, we've got the Troy hosting. Oh, no, actually, sorry, Detroit traveling to Miami. Miami is a one and a half point favorite. You know, the legend of Brock Osweiler began the new last week with the win over the bears overtime. But let's let's let's face facts here. Folks. You know the the issue is that Miami play nearly five quarters of football, and I'm going to get into this exact same point with Chicago. Five quarters is a good amount of time even if you are coming off a bye in very humid temperatures. Miami's right back in it with another day is not going to be as ridiculously humid as it was last week it down in Miami, but it's close and I look at the Troy here. You know, if you tell me that, I'm, I have to take Miami to win the game, then. No, I think Miami. Is not the better team here at the choice to Betty and Broncos Osweiler more likely to implode today thing else. So while I would punt on Brock as a GP play today with our Wilson just for the elven just because the pricing is is so darn cheap. I, I still look at this case where Detroit should win. This one's I'm taking the Troy as the dog care and drug to win outright. Moving on. We're, we're gonna have the bears hosting New England. The bears are three and a half point underdog at home. So the public money is all on the bears, New England hasn't looked great on the road, but to my point. A little a few minutes ago, the bears played five quarters of football against the dolphins last week, and he would temperatures that's gonna drain you Khalil Mack is banged up with an ankle injury. This is not the kind of time you wanna be showing up playing new team that's got a little bit of a mental going. I know people are gonna freak out over grunk, not traveling with the team and most likely being out. But let's be honest with ourselves here the patriots operate on the subject of next man up and figuring out ways of moving the ball on offense Chicago's probably been prepping the entire week for gronk. So to me that throws off more than anything else because now they got gird up against someone of formation that they're more likely going to see with two running back sets like Luoyang that's going to do some funky things. If Bronx out of the lineup to generate off, it said the bears are not necessarily going to be as well versed on how to stop some of those. Place because gronk is out today. Next on the slate today, we've got the colts hosting the bills. Wow. This is a terrible matchup. Oh, man. Well, you know, there are only so many teams in the NFL so you gotta cover them all, I guess. Jeez. Yeah. The cold six and a half point favorites. I mean. You know, if you listen to me, I'm not a big fan of the colts offense just because I think the third ball way too much. They tried running Marla MAC and the limitations of their offense of lied have pretty much stuck to their ability to run the football, but be that as it may. I think this bills t- is one of the worst rousers if not the no, I actually, yeah, they're the worst roster in football, but they do have two wins the bills cancer prize teams. If they don't come prepared to play the bills play hard, they're not just they're just not that talented. But here's the issue with the bills. You've got. Josh Allen out with an elbow injury. So you're stuck with a choice between Derek ends in and the Peterman. This is awful mean this is this is like the textbook situation where Colin Kaepernick Briggs collusion case you literally had an NFL team hired Derek Anderson off the street before they would even entertain bring in a Colin Kaepernick. So as a stance, it's just one where you kind of have to look at it and just say, you know, let's just kind of move on here. But you know, at the end of the day, you're gonna, you're gonna get more exposure with indie with people betting on the this one is safely layaway, but I would say that you know, if you have to take a team. You know, I would say take the bills to cover the spread at six and a half. I mean, the colts are not good enough as roster to BT's by over touchdown. So I do the bills play hard. Indie should win this one though. I mean, but the only way I see indicate Marinus is that it's taking employer from Derek Anderson or the Peterman to throw a pick six, which is totally possible, to be honest, honestly, that might be the profit. I had to go with this one as who throws a pick. Six of this game doesn't happen because there's a talent problem between lock and Derek Anderson pick six. And if the Peterman for some reason comes into the game Anderson gets injured. Oh, all bets are off. You know that pick six is right around the corner. So. There's that. All right. Let's move on Jacksonville against the Texans. Oh, god. Some crappy gave today of try try to be here, but man, some of these matches like dogs. Anyway, the the Jags are pissed the Jags defense not playing well, Houston, not playing on offense. I kind of look at this game for Jacksonville, do bounceback in and take care of business. So you look at the Jags defense, they have not been playing well, but the Sean Jackson, I mean Shawn Watson is still struggling with that offense scheme. I just don't think they're giving them the freedom to run the office that he wants to run the offense. The problem is, is that you know this Jacksonville team is not the team to be trying to expand the offense playbook on either. 'cause you cut out the play conservatively with della, take. What they give you. So I look at that and I'm saying that you know the take the Jags here as a favor minus four and a half, and you move on from there. You know the lesson about this game, the better, you know, I don't expect a whole lot from Carl site today. I know teacher yelled owners were disappointed, but I mean, it's TJ yells like sooner or later the jacks. We're going to make a trade. It was just a matter of when they were going to make a trade of with Leonard fournette still unable to recover from his hamstring injuries. So moving on, let let's let's get into the afternoon games here. So. We've got Baltimore hosting New Orleans, Baltimore's two and a half point favorite. I'll be honest. I think this is the game that's going to break the slate. I don't see this being game where Baltimore is gonna, be able to hold the state's offense from scoring. I think Kamara can have a good game. I think Michael times can have a good game, but I do think that the saints are going to be able to move the football against the ravens. Conversely, I think the ravens offense is in line for good days why John Brown can get behind the saints secondary and they burn them. I think Lattimore is susceptible to just straight up speed and there's definitely speed with when you're talking about a John Brown. So I do think flacco can have a good game today as long as limits turnovers. So I look for that gay. The be among. The highest scoring of the of the schedule games if not the highest score. So my opinion I've got, I'm taking New Orleans plus two and a half. But I also like the over in this one is well because. With the over on us one, it's forty, four, eight and a half. I think this one actually goes over and I know people are concerned about saying that ravens defense like d worry about the states on the road, but the states have so many went, it's that it's kinda hard to hold him out. Yes, they may turn a bowl and it may three now a couple of positions, but like by large, they're going to get some good matchups that at points today. The interesting new matchup you got the Rams at after go. You know, realistically, there's going to be a whole lot of Rams fans there. This, the forty Niners fans are ready bummed out about the season anyway. So you know, I don't look at this as a huge swing either way. The ranch are ten and a half point favorites. I think that's a bit too jenner's because of how porous the Rams defense is. Bid and hand has shown to be capable of exploiting matchup. So I kind of look at this as a case where the Rams should be in a position where they can. I mean, the four nationals in a position where they can get favorable matchups against the Rams defense and keep the game close. So I do think the ranch win this one, but I think probably gonna be a touchdown victory. Then over ten points, I just think that ten ten points is to larger spread, given the Rams defense, a Matt good enough to stop anyone consistently to warrant that kind of sprint. So I'm going take take the forty Niners. You're just 'cause I believe Cal Shanahan can find good matchups to go after on the saints and that will keep this game close even with CJ Beathard most likely going to revert back to his check down ways because Green Bay gave them shots down the field out, think those shots down the field are going to be there. But I do think that underneath passing routes the four nine. So we're going to be able to hurt him on. And the fucks game of the week. You got the cow? Well, actually, no. I was gonna say FOX game of the week, but I forgot CBS flex this game. So the Todorovo could cover it because they were talking it up last week. Yeah. So Tony robo gets a comment on his Cowboys as they traveled to Washington Washington's important half favorite. I gotta take Dallas here. Realistically, Dallas has the better team. They got the best player on the field. Adrian Peterson, no, you're not the best running back in football. I don't. You know, Zeke has a potential case to be made for that, but I wouldn't vote for Zeke either. But you know, at the end of the day, I think Dallas has just a slightly bene- roster that wants to. I'm gonna give douse the win here and taking them as the dog. It's well, obviously, at a point and a half Sunday night football, the cheese or right back at it. Again after playing the. The patriots last Sunday night. The gotta match up against the Bengals. The Bengals will find a way to lose this game. I don't know. They're going to cover another bagels or six point underdogs in KC the Bengals have the offense to keep it close with with the issues Casey defense has. I mean, that's not the question here. The question is, will any don't make turnovers that cause the extra possession? Because we saw that the chiefs can lose the turnover battle. It's still keep gave glows. If you lose the turnover, battle gets chiefs, you're going to get smoked. So the question here is what kids Cincinnati due to cut down on turnovers and not. The ball back Patrick Mahomes if the Bengals can manage to win the turnover battle, they definitely cover here, but I have my dad's about that. So I'm going to take KC minus six and a half because I do think that some of the jitters kids city had and I have last week, those are going to be long gone tonight. So I look for Casey, take the win here and the cover, and then the final match up. You got the giants traveling to Atlanta and Leno wanna worst defensive league, if Odell. Abell Odell cannot get. A monster game this week fanciers out of the other that you know, you're gonna have to try to take Odell at trade about a loss because if you can't have monster game against the Atlanta, the effects, I mean, I don't know what else to tell you. The giants should be able to move the ball quite often against Atlanta. I do think Atlanta's just going to boot the ball up yeses giants. This should be high scoring affair, but I do see judge me to cover just because it's a six and a half point spread, you know? Yes, the giants could screw this, what up, which would not be the biggest shock in the world. However, the end of the day, the giants are not a good football team. They've got a lot of issues which it which could end up causing issues down the road. And I, I look at the overall track of this team, the giants one, one, five. It's ak- get real ugly, real fascinate. Don't get a win Monday night, and I doubt they will. But we'll see. We'll see the jets bull together. If Atlanta loses their season's over. Because they're ready to four. So this is a must win game for Atlanta. I mean, the giants? Yeah, the giants are ready. They they're saying the right things, but realistically, we'll see one at. I like what TV shows up the judge showed up motivated. Yeah, I definitely think they're going to cover this game. I'm just not sure they're going to win it. So that doesn't for the picks. Let's get into DFS lineups for draft, cakes and fan duel with the London game taking place shortly. You know, it's gonna throw off just a tad because you're, you're not going to be able to. Do anything to speak of terms of some of the early games. But I would say that you know for subsidies a cash, Gabe lineups. I like the fact that you know you compare Kirk cousins of Phelan cousins. Gonna read you. He's going to read you four hundred draft kids fan dill. These eight grad in is a six hundred on draft kings on fan duel. I believe feelings going to be running about. Yeah, he's eighty. Seven eighty seven hundred on fan duel. Couple of other guys keep an eye out for in terms of wide receivers, curse. Quasi new want being out for the jets, opens things up curse just because Sam darnold going to dump the ball off to someone. So being out definitely helps curses case. I also look at Jeff Reynolds on the Rams Cooper cups out. So Josh Reynolds, we'll take over and slop -sition there. I talked about John Brown earlier for the ravens. I think he's got a nice matchup against the seats today. So that's wide receiver I focus on in terms of running bags. I think you've gotta have Todd Gurley and your lineup. I think it's crazy if you don't have Todd Gurley in your lineup today for two made slate just San Francisco's, the feds they give up yards, you can. You can get him girlies more to prepare to do that. I am a big fan of kerryon Johnson and to Rico unt. So get those guys in your lineup. Also consider Ezekiel Elliott. He should get the rock quite a bit. Nick chubs really cheap at thirty seven hundred thirty. Six hundred on draftkings four grand on Faneuil but do Johnson's another possibility to consider. So these are definite matchups. You can take advantage of because to me, this slate is going to depend on which of the running backs truly goes off tabbies Murray also a possibility for the running backs because of, I think the jets could easily get smoked here. Latavius Murray's to just do ground pound all day long against somebody's team. So none of that would surprise me. In terms of the tight end position, you know, I think you can dump down and save money with Jeff Swain. I don't see anyone attempt -sition with gronk out. I mean, yeah, you dabble trae Burton against. Against New England. Trae Burton will run you forty three hundred, but on draft gains. But you know, there's just not a whole lot of appetizing options on draftkings Lepetit imposition, my opinion and it's just I'm not a big fan of it. So I, I kind of punting on tight end today. You know, in terms of other position players, quarterback position, as I said, I do like Kirk cousins quite a bit. Baker Mayfield is an option. I will say that just because you know, looking at the match against Tampa, I think Baker can definitely put up some points. You know, I know folks are gonna kinda lead towards Tom Brady bit just because he's Tom Brady. Yes, I get. It's a cheap price for Brady today as Brady's. Gonna run you about. Draftkings today Brady is really run you about sixty one hundred, which is dirt cheap. I think every key got a little bit of downgrade in terms of pricing this week, but I like I like some other options. It said, I'll look. I'll even look at it a Brock Osweiler just because the -troit's leaf it is not very good. So I'll look at Stafford and I'll look at Brock Osweiler too. Osweiler's silly run your forty, seven hundred. It's a much better match than when he had against less. We get the the bears at our Wilson Zoli for grants. If you wanna do Osweiler Wilson stack, it's not gonna cost you very much that way you could fit in Ezekiel Elliott and girly and whatever running back you really want if you stack Osweiler and Albert Wilson. So that's a possibility as well that you can do. So with that being said, as far as defenses go, if you can't pay up for the colts I would or the Vikings, I would say you could take a look at the Panthers against the eagles. I think they could turn the ball over it. So. I also. Take that the bills, even though their offense is very questionable defense is capable of turning over Andrew luck. So I think the bills defense is also a cheap option you can go with. So that's gonna do it for the s picks the London game is going to be starting to get this episode up. So the folks there listening, but the news did come in fischel that Melvin Gordon is going to be out to. This is awesome neck ler, Dave for you. Folks of those pay digit also neck ler is in for Melvin Gordon who is going to be out today what the hamstring issue. So that's all for now folks elect today and we'll catch up. It's the most talked about position in all of sports, the quarterback, and now there's a show solely dedicated to the most sought after role on the field. Celebrity QB featuring four times Super Bowl, champion coach, Charlie, weis. Unlike other football shows, you'll get the inside scoop on all things quarterbacks. 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FTP Ep. # 140: Fallout from the Giants MNF Debacle and the Week 7 Review

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FTP Ep. # 140: Fallout from the Giants MNF Debacle and the Week 7 Review

"Don't miss out on your chance to listen to four times Super Bowl champ Charlie weis on the only podcast solely devoted to everyone's favourite position. Football, the quarterback, listen for free. Now by subscribing wherever you get podcasts or by going to celebrity QB dot com. Welcome to the fantasy Throwdown podcast. Bringing you the latest sports news, fantasy analysis and opinions. Don't forget the hot takes. Can't have Hort show with, oh, hot taxis days. What about hot case hotcakes now, here's your house, ready to jump into the thick of things. Dwayne calendar. All right, Throwdown nation. Let's get right down to it. I had to re record this episode. It's a little before six in the morning. Record re recording this episode because I went on a little bit of a rant last night between the end of the giants game and listening to the post game, press conference with Pat Shurmur somehow justifying some of his decision making in the fourth quarter of the giants game last night. So let's just get right down to it and I'll do the recap of the rest of the league. And you know, maybe I'll try to maintain some sanity gates. I need to calm down a little bit after last night and it's not because I want to win, but I at least liked to see some logic being applied. And yes, I know what the analytics committee is going to say about the two point. Conversion attempt. I know what they're going to say, but there's a reality of situation that people failed to bring in my whenever they bring. Analytics because there is a human element that you actually have to quantify so against into that in a bit as well. Let's just start off with the top of the story, the New York football giants fall to one and six losing to the Atlanta, Falcons twenty three to twenty. I mean, the basics longshore at his game is the New York Giants cannot pass block or run block to save their lives. Nate's older gets just abused like a red headed stepchild, and there's nothing giants can do about it. This point, you paid the man fifteen million dollars a year sixty two million guaranteed, and he is a complete another bus. I talked about this before earlier in a season. I think solar is actually done as a premier left tackle, and yet he's the highest payed left tackle leak. That is on giants. GM, Dave Gettleman, and the giants front office staff not doing their homework on solar in advance. Chance you don't give out that kind of money without knowing for sure what you've got. They paid for past performance and now they are paying just in just utter misery because watching solar just give up sex win. He even has ever Ingram chipping on a defensive end. It's it's, it's comical if it wasn't for the fact that you really even. What your team, the win as a fan and his comical. If you're just watching as neutral observer, you can't believe that this is the highest left tackle in the league. The giants offense of line to various turns of just getting absolutely bird. Some of the most rudimentary stunts that defense is can employ because Atlanta was not doing anything. Anything creative. They just copied what Ron mayor Nellie of doubts Cowboys. The Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator didn't week to nothing about this was different from week to. That's the thing that I find the most troubling with the giants. I see no level progressive or development in this offense of line. The only reason why the second half improve is because Pat Shurmur swallowed his pride in accidents, more max-protect formations to allow alike a chance to throw the football. If he could hold hold onto it for three seconds. I mean, literally, that's what the giants had the do. They ha- they had to Ashley swallow their pride, say that we can't run the football saquon Barkley only ran for, I think it was forty three yards yells forty, three yards on fourteen attempts. And then he just had a Kanter punched to dump off. So Nike's for fifty one yards. The first thing to figure out saquon but a real. It wasn't fairground saquon. It's just the Atlanta Falcons on the turf or just that much faster on the turf to the giants. The giants look like a slow football team in spite of all their skill players. If the rest of the team is not that phlegmatic guess what you're gonna get exposed and the giants were badly exposed in that first half last night. So you know there's not a whole lot of nice things to say ally through for almost four hundred yards at three ninety. Nine. But he li- missed a ton of throws, you know. And believe me, I've crossed off. It's why, but I've also crossed the allies. Well, he li- you know, if I was reading allies performance, it was like a seven. You know, you know, it wasn't terrible. He missed some throws, but it wasn't anything great either. Even though he threw for almost four hundred yards almost by necessity and falcons have terrible defense. So if I'm doing a breakdown. I can spotlight a couple of throws, you know, there's a pass down the middle to sterling shepherd where sterling shepherd goes up in and grabs it for thirty. I think it was like eight or thirty five or thirty eight yard gate my Bill, but more net. But realistically that's been a touchdown. If he li- hits through shepherded in stride. That's a touchdown. The two point conversion and I'll get into that a little bit further the the first two point conversions of Odell. Yes, it's dropped by Odell. But the issue here is that ally throws it to the wrong side of the show. So basically the pile play where if Eli throws it to the outside of pilot were supposed to be on the Bank shoulder, that is a touchdown because although runs right to it doesn't even have to go down and grab the ball that touched. I mean, it's a version of two point attempt now, was it a dumb idea to go from the two point attempt? Yes, and I'll go into why and I know why the committee is going to disagree with me on this and I get their point, but there's a certain thing to be said about time in place and what you actually have as a group and I'll talk about this. Well, 'cause like Frank Reich did this couple of weeks ago I before pure appraising, Mike rebel, and I said, at the time, it made sense given the circumstances of where they were on the field. Mike rebel did. A colossal failure didn't understand the situation. I talked about this Sunday night, but you know long short of it with the giants. This team is not good enough to win ten games. You know, now that I been able to give viewing of the same thought this team that could go six, ten or ten and six. The problem with that assessment is that that was assuming the offensive line would somehow be better than it was last year. It's actually worse than it was last year because not only are you paying solar ton of money. You cut flowers for Chad Wheeler, which is pretty much a wash. We'll Hernandez rookie who gets beat onto many plays clean, and this is what I'm talking about. The offense of line, the lack of developed because teams are running the exact same stunts and eight gap blitzes week after week, and the team is not picking it up. We went through another. Center because you know, we kicked junk Greco over to guard because he was that bad. Playing center is is just poor grading throughout and the fact that matters we traded our backup center, divide kings. Just on the whim before these season even started like there are so many things that I have to question what the giants that the New York media as a whole doesn't really bother go into the details about, and I feel like I'm wasting time on this podcast going into it because I feel this should be the job of this should be a fantasy sports directed podcast, and then tune things that are focusing wrong with New York football giants that most people should who are getting paid. A lot of money should be able to identify and course correct. This should have been happening for months ago, and here we are now. But anyway. So when you when I see John Mero pacing up and down inside the press box. I, I'm wondering, dude, sit sit your ass down because you know, looking like you care if run the cameras is whole lot different than acting like you care because John Maher is like asleep at the wheel more often than not on some of the decision makings. Decisions being made inside the giants organization. He's way to inattentive as an owner point blank, and you know, making comments about Dell and wanted him to stop talking and play a little bit more. That's not helping matters. Yes. Odell meats do that. I could say that using owner, you say that Bryant, you don't need to be blessing. You're wide receiver right before game to shut up and play. You do that in private. There's no need to do that. You're you're trying to act tough for the fan base. We don't need you to act up. We need you to actually be an owner that's being attempted to the actual needs of franchise Abiola. I be more I'd be more accepting of it. If he was blasted Nate's older, you get paid fifty million buddy. You gotta buck up. But anyway, so here's the point of contention that you know was gonna get crushed on and you know, I get why folks are gonna crush on them. I'm gonna crush on them because it's entirely different reason why I disagree with the decision. So Pat Shurmur with the giants down the giants scored a touchdown. It's twenty to twelve. Pat Shurmur elects to go for the two point conversion and fails to do it. That's the pylon play. I'll suck about between align Odell. Here's the issue that I had with it according to the analytics committee, it is far more likely that you'll convert at least one two point conversion play. Then failing to two point conversion place. So, and they're estimating you should always go for two more often than not. Here's the thing that I say to counter debt when you're a one in five football team and mistakes are the are pretty much what's accepted and that the accession, you know, you cannot afford to do high risk plays like that. If you're a good team, you can be aggressive because you're used to being able to function at a high enough level to execute those type of place because in our XQ, those type of place. Because realistically, a two point conversion has more of the night. It's a variant of either forty two percent to fifty two percent of actually being successful depending on the team. Yes, by and large, they're less than fifty percent. Good teams can execute those place above the present. Bad teams are well below. The present, the newer football giants are bad football team. Trying to say that you're at stilling confidence in your football team is one of the dumbest. Arguments you can make. You have to be objective about where your team is at that given moment that where you're gonna be not trying to establish an identity. Your job is trying to win football games. You know, if you try to take to give top draft, pick this. Okay, great. But some of these teams that are going for two, it makes absolutely no sense what they're actually trying to accomplish here or making rash decisions on things that don't need to be rash decisions because patch lights up the field goal unit to kick the extra point. And then all of a sudden sprints to the referee to point his two fingers. That's not a, that's not a rational decision that you thought about ever. We're clear as to what you wanna do. That's just, hey, let's go for guys. Let's go, let's do this thing. It's just ridiculous bravado that doesn't need to be there. Your team's not very good. You have to be pragmatic about these sorts of things. So yes, I get the LX committees approach to it saying that is harder to fail at two two point conversions than than just converting at least one attitude. So that's why you go on the first one, I get it, but guess what? It's still a higher percentage of you being able to execute two extra points than actually going for the converting to. Think of running at least one two point conversion. It's still a higher percentage that you're going to be able to execute to extra points successfully. So when you're not a good football team, you have to play the percentages that are actually obtainable. And so you know, I get why LX committee is like trying to defend Pat Shurmur, but he should be getting crushed because this is not a good football team. You have to give that team at least some incentive to keep on playing through. Because if you fail on that, you saw what happened on the next drive, like the giants ran into each other on defense. The very next play. The giants events was not focused for the first four plays of that next year is against the falcons as because defense was like, what the hell is coach doing their thinking about the two point conversion set a focusing on the job at hand. So I'll I'll leave it at that what the giants. Again, this was the mild mannered version of the breakdown from the game last night because there was there was not to say for sensor version of my rant from midnight last night covering this nonsense because realistically, the giants are not a good football team. Pat Shurmur does not have the wherewithal to go for it on that side of play. I think the moment has gotten too big perpetual, and that's the reason why I would call for firing already. And yes, it's his first year with the giants, but I've racy that, you know, he does great sound bytes for the media. He confronts the media, blah, blah, blah. If I'm watching the actual game itself unfold, Pat Shurmur loses track of how the game goes. That whole sequence where ally Manning's going for two straight QB seeks and he justifies it saying, we got get the ball in there that. Has idiot. Now there's no way that QB sneak should ever be attended when you have no timeouts. And it's under a minute left and you need to scores that it's the least successful play. You can run because if you fail, you wasted thirty seconds off the clock. The fact that they actually managed to score is a miracle because more often, not if Atlanta was even halfway decent and holding up the play and clogging up the line after the failed QB's think let it would have been able to run out the clock and the giants won't even gotten that last second touchdown. If anything that last I could touch that would have been the final play the game. If Atlanta was competent at what they did because Atlanta's defense was not very good, but the giants offense line was even worse. So again, you're using your worst offensive unit to try to get two yards of the play and your justification to the post game, press conferences. We gotta be strong. We should be able to get yard or two. Now your team is not good. You're. Offensive line is one of the worst in the league, your bottom three in terms of offense of line deficiency. So no, trying to say that you should be able to get in there. Yes. If you're an average team, you can but that when you're a bottom three team, no, that's not how it works Pat. So that's why I think patron was disconnected from the reality of the situation. He has one of the worst rosters in the league despite those skill players involved. So he actually has the play percentages and he doesn't do that. He's he's trying to go by analytics but cannot solve the fact that you have a bad football team. So trying to do high leverage plays is asinine if you're trying to, if you're trying to be a lottery pick team. Yeah, you can go for, you're going to fail, but he's betraying this as this team is advocate Bulla making the playoffs, which they're not. So that that's what I got for the giants. Let let's get into. Some of the are. Games that transpired, Kansas City just absolutely smoked the Bengals forty, five, ten Casey's defense is not that good. This was just antidote and being Andy Dong in primetime. This is why people rip on antidote on myself included because he has these. Just crawls into the field position and accepts the fee. You know, if you're telling me ally Manning's done. Great, but don't tell me that like somebody's quarterbacks like Dalton, are that demonstrably better than Eli, if you gave me like a better off the line and the Bengals receiving core, guess what? He's not losing forty, five, ten. I'll tell you that much. You know, like goes for a buck forty, eight and a touchdown and pick six. That was telegraphed a mile away because literally the linebacker dropped under me. Veja green and don't still insisted on throwing tool. I have no idea that he has wide receivers running wide open. John Ross is wide open on that route, and he still tries to force a ball day. Jay green, knowing that there's a defender on native. He thought he could get it over to the defender. That's that's how asks nights of these plays are I'm, I'm seeing. I'm literally seeing. But you know less set about Sunday night, the better the Rams beat the forty Niners three, nine, ten, you know, CJ Beathard I thought I'll Shanahan did what he could see, Jay, Beth. Third, you know the past rest GATT to bettered and he just didn't not look at. So he basically went back to being the cornerback I thought he was. So I think the Packers game is more of an aberration because the Packers don't have a pass rush because one CJ better like saw the pass, rush from dumb consumer and Aaron Donald who was in his kitchen the entire way. He just dumped the ball off as fast as he could. And that was it like through no vertical threats whatsoever. Marquees Goodwin like like was a no show because guess what? Bettered Slaw that pass rush and just went into complete. Captain check down Motoo that game was complete wash, and then girly did his. Thing, you know girlie put up his twenty eight fantasy points. You know, that was the hallmark of the game. I mean if we're doing the top performers of the weekend, I mean of course it's gonna be Casey because the Bengals did not show up at all. I mean penny ice thirty two points cream hunt over thirty four points and half point PR pure was over thirty. Seven points in a full point could be our close to forty and you know that that was that. I mean for Rams you know, it's the girlie show. Golf was relatively quiet, and I know golf owners are slightly concerned, but they shouldn't be. It's just the way the Rams offense goes. It's just like the game script just called for lots of girly because San Francisco could not move the ball whatsoever. Washington beats down twenty seventeen. I'll just going to say this ever. Everyone is going to try to Monday morning quarterback DFS saying that people should have paid for Zeke Elliott. It was a mistake. I'll put it to you point blank. The reason why Zeki the not have good day because deck Prescott is playing like a below average QB right now because the Redskins stack the box with nine and ten man fronts. There is no way that Dallas should struggle this much throwing the football. They traded a first round pick for Mark Hooper which was an completely asinine move because a marker is a borderline number one receiver. He's a number two receiver for sure, but borderline number one because he drops too many passes. Not a precise route run. Our maybe change of scenery helps, but that is not what you pay for. Number one wide receiver. He he checks games way too often to be ever be count upon as a number one wide receiver. Anyway, but to my point about Ezekiel Elliott, the reason why he didn't have a good game because that Prescott cannot throw to the outside receiver. And it's why doubts panic and may idiotic trained. I mean, if the patriots even give them that much, Jeff, Gordon just leaps and bounds better receiver did Marku burst. I am close, but you know, there was one plane particular that just drove me insane is that the Cowboys were driving in Washington territory there on the thirty yard line for the Redskins Zeke is wide open into flat. He may not score touchdown on that play, but he is so wide open the flat. He is definitely getting that bowl in getting inside the tent pro possibly into the five. Maybe if you make another play, he gets into the Endo. Zeke is wide open in the flat deck, seek throws the ball to and misses him by a good eight yards. I, I. Get you. If you watch the play, you're saying to yourself, how can you possibly miss Zeke? That wide open. There were no defenders around like that was just not executing Zeke get a gets that passed catch and gets inside. Gets inside the ten yard line. Then Zeke is a double digits core. He, he's, he's in, he's in the upper teens to twenty points. I mean, of course, if it gets the touchdown, then he's in the twice, but that's different. The f. s. like sometimes when your quarterback is struggling badly, you need those under the passes to make it work. I like that couldn't even do that. So you know, good luck with that Marc train because I like Derek better quarterback, Lamar grouper. I mean than deck Prescott and Derek Carr couldn't get Mark group. We're going on some of those passing routes that the raiders have been run the last two years even with gruden's offense being different last year. Amari Cooper checkout against that, Dirk are trying to get them involved in. So I I'm waiting to see where deck is, is going to throw Mark Cooper open because I on that seeing the separation out of Mark grouper that you would expect in the way the the Cowboys passing offense. Oh limited. It terms of rival teams can do fit this. This is a recipe for disaster. My opinion. Moving on ravens lose to the saints, twenty four, twenty three, just just missing extra point which like it was a stuttering everyone. I mean, there's no getting around it, but you know, looking at the game itself, defensive struggle, the ravens did what I thought they were going to struggle to do. They manage the contain both Kamara and Mark Ingram and held them to under one hundred yards. Rushing combined. That was a hell of a job by the ravens defense, the frontline and linebacking corps. They did a tremendous job. I actually had the ravens a lot of credit that was probably the best defensive work the entire weekend. And I saw because the saints were trying to get Kamara and Ingram going and they were committed to run into football. And I mean they had over they had almost thirty, rushing attempts between the two of them still cannot get one hundred yards combined. That's how that's. Helvin effort by the ravens defense and as raves themselves. Joe flacco did not cost them the game. You know, he stayed within himself. Did it make dumb turnover? John Brown was had a big first half really quite the recorder, and in may a couple of nice catches in the fourth quarter, including touchdown that actually get got them to win. But that's, that's a big win for the ravens I would. I would say, I'm sorry, I, that's a big win for the saints, but it's still a big. It's still grip formats for the ravens to actually take. To to take some solace from that. Because while there are no more victories like to me, I didn't think the ravens were playoff-caliber team that performance, even though they lost the game, that performance was a win in my opinion because it actually justified what some of the contents of trying to do with Lamar Jackson, everything else that that actually that formula can work in the playoffs and with the ANSI north as dysfunctional as it is, the ravens can actually get to the playoffs and win that division. If they play at that high of a level, they're gonna make the playoffs because that was a playoff caliber performance at defense put on. And the all fits did a good job. They did a good job. They lost the game on a fluke play because you see that kicked by just in Tucker, you think it's a good kick and then it just veers off on the extra point heels bizarre, hey, Throwdown nation. Are you at the bottom of your fantasy league? Wondering what is going on your quarterback? Well. I think I've got a new show that may just fit the Bill for you. The show's called celebrity featuring four times bowl, champion, coach, Charlie, weis. Unlike other football shows, you'll get the inside scoop on all things quarterbacks to get your burning questions answered such as is this year. Tom Brady finally looks as age. 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At this point of the links, teams are going to just accept defeat and not actually bring in the best talent available because there's no way they're Galveston should be starting in NFL game at twenty eighteen let level twenty sixteen but twenty eight like this getting ridiculous at this point with some of the keys that I'm seeing out there today. So what else intrigue me about the league this week? Not a whole lot. I mean, Jacksonville, not good the jets, not a very good team right now. Jacksonville, Blake, Bortles not even close to being in adverage TB. Anyone could be brought in at this point to replace Blake Bortles and no one will bat an eyelash the jets. You know, Sam, Darryl is getting the experience that I expected it like the jets are not a very good football team. They don't have good offensive line. They don't have a whole lot Darnell athletes playing better than I thought he would, but I still am not sold on darnold being able to throw effectively in the wind and in the middle. And you know he, he didn't look great during the football. I'll be perfectly honest, Hugh seventeen forty two and threw three picks one of 'em not as fault, but I said this from the outset. I needed to see him throw the wind in the medal, and it's to be convinced that he could play in New York, and that was not a good test of their. He failed that one, but you know it is this. Last one I wanted to get into today. 'cause people are still talking about that bears New England game Mitchell Trubisky, even though the bears defense in play. Well, Mitchell Trubisky is probably the biggest reason why bear's loss that game. The two pixie through had no business being thrown. And I'll tell you what he's forcing in throws and it's throws that, you know, I scratch my head at because the the comparison that I see what you're Bisky 'cause I compare them to tannehill appoints, but Trubisky also has traits a Blake Bortles early in his career where Blake would just make throws and you're wondering what redid he make to like justify that throat because it didn't make any sense like your Bisky is trying to make throws where he just thinks his arm. Strength is good enough, then he can get away with some of those throws and you know, yeah, he threw the desperation ause at the very end, which got him the three hundred yards passing. And after you want someone, the millionaire maker on draftkings. But realistically, like the throws that. Trubisky mate. You know, a lot of them were very risky throws like if I'm a bear fan, I'm getting slightly concerned with the way the director of the offense is going because yes, I like when three Cohen gets more volved in the offense. But you know, the bears are like just for going Jordan Howard to make it all about Mitch Trubisky and I don't think he's right at handle that level of volume just yet. So that's that's where I kind of look at the bears. The bears should be a playoff team based off what I'm seeing in division because I think the bears are just as good as the lions and the Packers have so many holes in them with an injured and Rogers that you know, you can take advantage of it. And even though Minnesota one like Kirk cousins is one of the most disappointed quarterbacks of the year not named Alex Smith out Smith is the nabbed absolute train wreck at QB right now. But Kirk cousins is. A big disappointment to me right now because he's not making certain throws in dealing is making Kirk cousins look good because some of the throws Kirk cousins making this is like some of the worst performances. I've seen Kirk cousins in a while. Even though he threw a couple of nice spirals in the wind like Kirk cousins did not look good on Sunday either. It's just that peeler focusing on sand, Arnold performance, but cousins had his own issues going on throughout and it wasn't the wind. That was the cause of it. It's some decision making Albi able to get into that firmer on another day. But yeah, those were my thoughts on the NFL as a whole, you know, the giants. Like I said, I'm calling for Pat Schroeder's firing, and it's not because I don't think he'd be an coach, but he doesn't understand the reality situation that he's in with the giants and try to this nonsense about trying to stab which culture like culture comes from, Ashley winning. Right now, Pat, you're not playing to percentages to favor of winning. He's playing percentages to what he wants to do as a head coach, and it doesn't really work that way. You know, belch learn that awhile ago where you know he had the figure out ways of winning. And then once you win, then you get to get guys to do what you want whenever you want because you want enough that people actually have to buy into whatever you say you have to win. I then you can like start setting the ground rules for what you wanna do. These guys are trying to enforce like be totalitarians and enforce their will read off the jump and it doesn't work that way in the NFL I keep seeing guys fail to be disciplinarians because they don't learn the fact that they have to win. I in order to become disciplinarians. Anyway, so millennium bell. So maybe I'm bell watch continues for those fancy owners have them Gillick where your season I, I mean, I don't know what the value at this point. It looks like it's going to be a week, ten show up just like just to become eligible for free agency because no one can understand the Levy on bell situation at all. So that's what's going to do for the show. I'm sure some folks are gonna cover LeBron and the Lakers going three. You know, it's three games folks. I don't care. It's like I really don't care about the NBA this early in the year. So you got NBA action. You got the World Series coming up between the dodgers and Red Sox. I'll get into that later tonight. Hopefully and we'll see how it goes. But you know that dodgers series. I just had the. A favorite Red Sox. I don't see the dodgers having a firepower to stay with the Red Sox, but I'll give you my break down a little bit later, and so stay tuned and Abigail want folks. It's the most talked about position in all of sports, the quarterback, and now there's a show solely dedicated to the most sought after role on the field. 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