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"christian kirk" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"Playing well. Whole thing clicking. So a lot of people, I think, will say, well, Justin Jefferson still had 227, I think, or whatever was yards in this game. But Detroit's defense, I think, played really well. And I think it sort of goes back to that question Gary that you and I asked like, what if you just put a lid on it, which is kind of what too high man is and you're like, okay, we're just gonna, you can do your thing. If you just in Jefferson, you can have 220 yards, but they just have to be less destructive for 220 yards. And I think it was as un destructive of a 227 yards as you could possibly have as a wide receiver. If that makes any sense, and it was weird 'cause a lot of the throws, Kirk Cousins was under duress a lot. I didn't see a lot of openings for him. And there were some throws that were basically like, look, I'm on the run, I'm gonna grip it and rip it and Justin Jefferson is just the absolute alpha person in 50 50 balls. And he's just gonna grab the ball and rip it away from you. So I thought that was, you know, and what they allowed less than two yards of carry for Dalvin cook. So I just think that this lion's defense is really coming around. And so I wrote about this, you can actually Dan Campbell predicted this on hard knocks. So back in hard knocks, he was flipping out at his team for not being able to tackle. And he goes, do you guys just really think that, like, what are we going to do? Just start to turn our season around week 8 when we finally get enough reps to learn how to tackle someone. And that's what happened, which is really cool. So good for Dan Campbell. Ultimate knower of future things. Jaguars, Titans. At this deal, I didn't look Jaguars apart on the Titans. It's just the way it is. And I will say, though, the Jaguars won this in a very tight and Z kind of way in a, you know, what, it ended up being four takeaways. And no giveaways. And that's obviously a huge edge there at that point, but this game was pretty much over midway through the third quarter. They gave up another big day to Derek Henry here, but Henry ended up losing two fumbles and yeah, that's the other thing. I mean, Trevor Lawrence is just a different class than Ryan Tannehill. So the Jaguars, if you give them basically a four O turnover margin advantage and Trevor Lawrence is playing in the game, it's a blowout, which is what this one was. You're insane, hot take that nobody believed that Trevor Lawrence was gonna be good, Gary. I think is coming to fruition. He is, but in all seriousness, he is brushing up against superstardom at this point. I would say. And kind of in a fun, anonymous way for him and Jacksonville where it's not uncomfortable. It's almost the perfect place to do this. You can make mistakes. You can have your bad games, not a whole lot of people are gonna notice. And then maybe next year, the team is kind of all right, you know? They were, they were also, they were getting a little getting a little chatty in this one, too. Did you see him waving to everybody? Wave to everyone, he did a little scoreboard point a little scoreboard. I don't want to overstate it the Titans were kind of trying to mix it up on the victory formation stuff. But yeah, I mean, gosh. This is what the Titans do to people. And the Jaguars did it the Titans and it must have felt really, really good. Yeah? Good day for really the Jags franchise as a whole. I mean, Lawrence obviously played well. They got a little confident to run walker, the number one pick with a forced fumble that set up one of 19 Evan Ingram touchdowns, which was like, where are we? This is great. I love this team. You know what it is. It's just, it's got an expansion team vibe to it and I know that they were an expansion team at one point, but Christian Kirk, Evan Ingram. It's all these players that you're like, I don't know, man. Like their own teams didn't really want and they're putting them to good use. It's very neat. And I think as soon as the defense gets plugged in a little bit more and we start to see some maturity and some growth there. I liked Devin Lloyd this season. I know like PFF absolutely hates him and just says horrible things about him online. But I think once all this stuff kind of gets rolling in the right direction. This is going to be a pretty darn good football team. When the world gets in the way of your music, try the new Bose quiet comfort earbuds two. Next gen earbuds uniquely tuned to the shape of your ears. They use exclusive Bose technology. The personalizes the audio performance to fit you. Delivering the world's best noise cancellation and powerfully immersive sound. So you can hear and feel every detail of the music you love. Bose quiet comfort earbuds two. Sound shape to you. To learn more, visit Bose dot com. Imagine air travel that's simple, hassle free and fast. 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And it also helps when the other team just keeps on turning it over and also gets stuffed on the goal line on a fourth down. But the other takeaway is it was nice to see the Texans turn this back over to a professional quarterback and baby. I think between mills and honestly, like I don't want to make this a podcast where we constantly pick on Kyle Allen, it's still just blows my mind that they started Kyle Allen for two games. Yeah, play a professional player at quarterback
"christian kirk" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"About Mark Barron's career. I remember Mark Barron being the guy that changed from safety to linebacker, but could also play safety and could also play linebacker and then there was like every NFL, like that combine year, right? We were all writing the same stories. Like the future of the NFL is, then it was like, yeah, or just get good safety and good linebackers, you know? Three time first, three time first team all SEC, Mark Barron, to you. Good. That's something. That's it. That's something right there. Yeah. We'll talk about it. Let's talk about a colt's somewhat briefly as Jim irsay becomes just the most the most powerful human on the planet here over the last couple of weeks. Between the Dan Snyder criticism, which may result in the commanders maybe selling after all, but in this case, so Jim or say, it's clear he at least was in the conversation about moving on from Matt Ryan and playing some Sam ellinger down the down the stretch here. Now the colts move away from reliable weapon for their young quarterback. And again, I don't know where this would have ended up, but it doesn't, it doesn't help your young quarterback to do this. But also they have fired Marcus Brady in a sort of bizarre emoji usage Jim or say had tweeted on Tuesday morning. This morning we relieved Marcus Brady of his duties as offensive coordinator. I wish this good man all the best thumbs up emoji. So there's stuff going on here. It didn't go well offensively this year. Went really poorly offensively. So yes, the offense coordinator bears some responsibility for that. You know, I don't know. Marcus Brady is a pretty well respected coach. This doesn't quite have the vibes of when the Jaguars were like, wait a second. Blake bortles is not going to be a multiple time MVP like getting Nathaniel Hackett out of here. We only put up 45 points in Pittsburgh in a playoff game of Blake bortles. No way. We need a better office coordinator, but it just seems like kind of the thing you look at and it's like, I don't know if getting rid of him helps. It just seems like something you do to appease some small faction of angry fans. He's a non play calling coordinator. Like, yeah, so it's like, who are you ultimately mad at, right? And sure, I mean, if you're Frank Reich, right? And this is just completely hypothetical. I don't know anything. I'm not saying I know anything. Sometimes how this stuff works is right? You are the, you were the presenter of the offense. If you're Frank Reich and you're taking things from everybody throughout the week and so maybe what he was getting from Marcus Brady is not good, but like that's also you being a head coach and being like, hey, just, you know, do this better or do it differently or I don't know. I mean, but again, we don't know what's going on. We don't know what the inner workings of the team are. What I do know, is that he was well loved there as of 6 weeks ago. And Chris Ballard loved him. I think he had a lot of fans in that building. So I don't know what's going on there. But it doesn't seem great. Yeah, things getting a little bit weird in an already disappointing year in Indianapolis there. The most shocking trade of the day is Calvin Ridley going out to Jacksonville for a conditional pick that can, look, if it works out, they basically lose like a second rounder. Obviously Ridley is not going to play in 2022. They, as we know, they brought in Christian Kirk, Brandon zay Jones, brought in a whole bunch of receivers who are more like complimentary guys. I think Calvin Ridley is a legitimate number one receiver. As we all do, have a just passion for stylistic compliments. I don't think he's quite that for Christian Kirk, but you got something here. I mean, if he's gonna be reinstated and come back and play like he had been in Atlanta, yeah, this is a nice pickup for Jaguars here. Yeah, I mean, he's a really good wide receiver. I had thought about putting him on my trade deadline primer, but then I was like, I just, I didn't know if any team would actually do it. But then I went back and I remember there was an interview with Arthur blank before the suspension because Calvin Ridley had been taking time to take care of his mental health, which is great. And Arthur blank had said, I think, you know, ultimately, it might just be best for everybody. And I do think Arthur blank actually does care, but like I think he said, it might just be better for him to play somewhere else. So I think even before the suspension, they were talking about trading him, right? And getting him to a new spot. And so I was like, yeah, yeah, I think it makes some sense. If you're the Jaguars, just economically, right? I mean, you're cutting the line and, you know, if you got something there, you know, you get to give it a little test run before you gotta throw Christian Kirk money at it. And that's okay. Yep, I don't see a problem with that. Yeah, the way his contract works out, basically he'll be in a contract year next year for Jacksonville. The 5th year option on his original rookie deal here. Man, there are a lot of people and Trevor Lawrence didn't play well last week. In London and he has obviously, you know, he's made a handful of mistakes in the red zone this year. People are, I feel like starting to jump off the Trevor Lawrence bandwagon at a time when you should not be jumping off the Trevor Lawrence bandwagon. Of all the things you should be buying in this economy right now, it's Trevor Lawrence. Trevor Lawrence's more Trevor Lawrence's. Yes. Two more to go here, Connor. Defensive backs. I don't know. I felt a little bit of warmth in my heart, William Jackson, the third, going to the Steelers from Washington. He's not the player he once was. I will say like, over the last decade, the two defensive backs, I loved more than maybe anything in the world. That would be William Jackson and also a Keller Witherspoon. So as far as I'm concerned, the Steelers now have like prime Darrell rivas on one side and on the other side, like prime Darrell Revis taller, faster, smarter twin brother. Wow. Okay. That's all I have on the William Jackson tree. Yeah, sure, put them in. You know, maybe you get like a James Bradbury type of performance out of them. Sure, I don't know. Why not? You know? I mean, some of these guys age really well. I mean, look at Darius slay. Different kind of player, but it was basically cooked in Detroit, but I love it. It's Mike Tomlin just saying, I want to play man defense and he's going to get to play man defense. But so this is my analogy with Pittsburgh that I was workshopping all day yesterday and didn't get to I didn't get to write it or anything and it wasn't good enough to make a blog. So here we are in the podcast talking about it. But steelers reminded me of your parent, not your parents, but like parents in general who are very set in their ways, but you take them to, like, I remember going with my parents to sushi slash high end Japanese steakhouse. And my parents don't like any of those things. And my dad just ordered like the same thing that he orders at every, it's just like, yeah, I'll take some grilled chicken and broccoli, you know? And he was like, yeah, we're at this place. It's like, nope. And that's the Steelers. It's just like, I want veteran man coverage cornerbacks. And it's like, yeah, but people are doing all these cool things. Nope, veteran man coverage cornerbacks. And it's like, okay, you're gonna be used Pittsburgh, you know? Yeah, get the new Joe Hayden in here. That's right. And the last one we have here, this is Rashad Fenton going to the falcons for a conditional 7 round pick from Kansas City. I guess he kind of became expendable in Kansas City with Jalen Watson playing better and some of their young guys ready to
"christian kirk" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"The Jaguars just told you that they think Christian Kirk is worth $20 million. You know what? Teams do with receivers worth $20 million. You try to justify it. You chuck that football animal a lot. And especially it's not like they brought him in to complete the tandem with the good rookie who's cheap. It's zay Jones and Marvin Jones. They ain't nobody else here. If Trevor Lawrence is a good quarterback, which I think he is. And if the Jags line is solid, let's say, you know, good enough to withstand the Washington password. But I believe it is. Not an amazing line, but that's guys who have been around. They have chemistry they know each other. Then Lawrence is going to have time to throw and one dude who's really like an actually above average NFL target. That's Christian Kirk. So this line opened at 48 and a half right now. It's at 55 and a half, so you're not getting the value that you'd like, but I still think a 55 and a half that's too shallow. And the same way that I don't think you're going to see AJ Brown lines in the 60s, moving forward. I don't think you're going to see Christian Kirk lines in the 50s after a few weeks. So to me, Jags money line, Christian Kirk overs, a lot of those makes sense. Well, and you think if this was on a neutral field, what would the line be? I mean, like, technically pick them right in terms of how much home field should be priced. Right. So why is this game a pickup? Because it's on a neutral field. Yeah. It's FedEx. This could be no fan excitement at all. I can't imagine why anyone would go to that game. I'm glad you I'm glad you liked the Jaguars because I was in on them in the Panthers. Those are two very strange picks. Anything else that you love this week? I love the fact that I get to go after schrager. So he makes his cases for the Jaguars and then I just get to shoot with absolutely. He just thought he kind of just thought it was a stay away, which I disagree with. The other game that I have a pretty solid position on right now is niners bears. And the reason for that is it's an extremely ugly game. Nobody's excited to watch it. It's not going to get a ton of visibility. But books didn't know how to price Trey Lance rushing props last year and they still don't know how. Lance currently for FanDuel is over 36 and a half rushing yards and plus two ten to score a touchdown. Those are shallow. He was he had 31 rushing yards and his start against Houston on only 8 carries, and then against Arizona at 16 carries for 89 yards. When he came in the second half against Seattle, 7 carries in one half for 41 yards, who's been over this number two or three times last year, and one of those games wasn't even a start. He just played for half of the game. The bears defense is now this Matt eberflus colts inspired defense, which is like, oh, they're going to play a lot of zone. They're going to have eyes on the quarterback and against those sorts of defenses. We don't like rushing quarterbacks because guys are going to be there to tackle him. And then you remember that the bears have no talent on defense. Number one, and number two along the defensive line are really, really weak. So this is going to be a heavy designed running game. There's going to be opportunities for Lance to pull it, not as a scrambler, but just in the design game, on options on the RG three stuff, the Kyle Shanahan's going to dust off and bring out. And so Lance over 36 and a half rushing yards to me is a good bet, but also, again, if you're looking to build out fun stuff, lands over 30 students have rushing yards anytime touchdowns for it, plus two ten. And then the under on 7 and a half first quarter points, which is another one that you can take straight up is good in this game. Shanahan is horrible on the script tends to be a very bad first quarter play caller. The bears were extremely bad first quarter team last year. Two young quarterbacks with high pressure defense is facing them. The bears offensive line sucks, the forty-niners pass rush is great for the bears pass rushes to the strength of their team, the forty-niners offensive line isn't the strength of their team, and you're looking at a really sloppy first quarter. So you have the ability to get low points in in that regard. That's plus 8 97 on FanDuel. And if you just did niners money line minus four 30 with Lance over 36 and a half Lance plus two ten for a touchdown, that's probably they don't have the same game parlance up yet but that's probably like in the 5 to one 6 to one ranch. So you can do that one too. The thing about Lance anytime touchdowns is that because it's plus two ten, like you're expecting about a 30% chance that he scores. And while that may bear itself out over the course of the season, the fact that he's always going to have the ball in his hands when the niners are in the red zone makes that so enticing quarterback anytime touchdown scores and first time touchdown scores tend to be really positive EV bets over time because they're the guys who are guaranteed to touch the ball within the 5 within the ten yard line. And so all right, I'm Trey Lance, I haven't played a game in like 6 years. I'm dropping back. My first reads covered, I'm past old. I'm scrambled. I don't want to mess up. I don't want to screw up as I first start. I'm just going to talk and go. I know how to do it. You kind of expect that response inside the red zone. So plus two ten to me was I understand why it's there because books tend to not price quarterbacks the way. I think they should, but to me, that's a juicy line. It might not hit week one, but I'm probably going to hit it every week, because to me it's underpriced. We talked about how weird the Jimmy G, bringing them back and how he's kind of lingering over this season now was that whole decision. Well, it seemed like they thought he was out and now he's back and it just seems like the Lance thing went from you're our guy to, yeah, we'll see. And that makes it really hard because we both
"christian kirk" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"20. AFC one seed, they're ten to one because I think it's going to be hard to have a one state come out of the AFC west with how deep that division is. So you're basically looking at buffalo or sensing. I think since he has more talent than buffalo, I had them in my rankings. I had them as the lead players is 30.5 and I had buffalo 20.5. What is this system you have? These are all their good guys. Borough myths and chase Higgins, Kappa, Henderson. Reader. Hubbard, a woozy. Hilton Bates, McPherson. That's like half the guys you play or a leader almost delete. More than anything, they seem to have fixed the offensive line problem. He's been 70 times way better than 70 times in 20 games while they have Kappa. They have all the Collins Alexa start fights. They did a nice job there. They have hunter Hearst at tight end, might not be an upgrade. But I'm with you. I think there are ten win team. I think they got lucky. They're better, but they also got lucky last year. So why don't we put them just at ten wins and give the division to the team who had everybody out and still competed and was still 8 and 9 last year, the ravens. So I get here's my take on that. Since he's plus one 70 to win the division. In Baltimore's plus one 45. I'll accept the case that they're even, but I will not accept the case that Baltimore should have a win higher in over under and they should be the favorites in their vision when as far as as far as I can see, in less Bateman is awesome, which by all the preseason hype, everybody's going nuts about him. I get it. But they need him to be awesome because he's the only receiver that anyone's ever even heard of. Andrews, they have dobbins coming off an ACL, and I know they're fixing the offense to try to unleash. Dobbins Gus Edwards, it's just the other thing is 17 in the last 19 years, a team has gone from worst to first. Yeah. It's got to be there. If there's any team, it's got to be the ravens. So they were fourth in that division. Yeah. It wasn't right. It wasn't. Here's the thing. We'll probably both write and it probably comes down to January 8th when they play Baltimore in Cincinnati. That's the last game. Well, I was looking at. 16s that have averaged ten wins a game the last 9 years. Casey is one O three. New England won one O three in the last 9. Seattle 94. Green bed 92 Pittsburgh 91 New Orleans 90. Baltimore is at 83. I thought they were going to be higher. I thought there was like a Harbaugh infrastructure. Yeah, sure. I like since more. So you would take Baltimore to win the vision. I would take sense. 12 and 5 over ten and a half. But I also have Cincinnati as a wild card team over 9 and a half. I hate this under. And I hate the over. I have them at like ten and 7, so I'm going to go slide under, I wouldn't have bet it. I would bet the sense of ravens? Yeah. I'm going to win against the jets there. Pretty good. Inverse Miami. Here's another one. I got Cleveland. Cleveland's 8 and a half that's plus one 35 action on the rover. Minus one 60 in the end. They're plus three 70 in the wind division. There's 6 or less winds bet on FanDuel as plus one 76 doesn't have to be found. You can go wherever you want. You can shop that around. Yeah. And then what else? You watch Jacoby Brissette last year, right? Yeah. When he came into Miami and it's like, you know what? This guy's going to be better than tua. Right. This guy's, you know, he's had some moments. We did a fucking terrible. Why do we do that though? We did that with the ravens too. Huntley's batted on Lamar Jack. Why do we what's wrong with us? It was terrible yesterday. I think he was one of the three worst quarterbacks I watched last year. So he's playing the first 11 games for Cleveland. And you know, they have some tough ones in there, right? They have, they have their app Baltimore, HomeSense, they're at Miami buffalo back to back after the biweek right before Deshawn shows up. They have a couple, you know, they have their act Carolina they have the jets. So it's not like the schedule is like crazy hard, but I think one in 6, actually, first 7. He thinks that. I probably have given him the jets game. I'm giving him the Pittsburgh game. Live it or not. But yeah, I don't, and I'm not positive. He's going to come back like gangbusters. What week is that? Well, we can be 12. He's come back. Well, week 13 has come back against he said. Oh yeah, they have to play Tampa too with that, 'cause that's way 12, because they can buy weeks. So they go at Miami at buffalo Tampa, then he comes back. And he's going to be great. Like, let's not forget, deshaun Watson, everything that's terrible about him. He also is coming off two AC out, not coming off, but he suffered two ACL injuries. So the $230 million is a real, real risk, even before all the masseuse nonsense. So you had Amari Cooper for a few years there. Yeah. That's more like a steal. When you think so? Yeah, for what they paid for them. Yeah, because then the Christian Kirk thing put everything in motion. Now everybody makes like $14 million as a receiver. I think that was like one $14 million receiver before this and now they're 7. So yeah, everyone went a little bit nuts. But I think you're right with those adjusted adjusted numbers for brown's wind totals under. Way under.
"christian kirk" Discussed on Ultraflex Football
"Than the Patriots and maybe the Texans name a team with a less sexy wide receiver room. Chicago Bears. Yeah, bears was the first one that came to mind. Boom, done. Darnell Mooney's better than anyone that's on there though. Oh, stop it. I'd rather have, well, I'd rather have Burke's treylon Burks than Darnell Mooney just out of pure upside. They also have coal command versus Austin hooper. Dude, Austin hooper's about the ball out this year. He has finished top 5 titles. Probably better season in his career than now I will say met is my boy. So you are absolutely right. You don't want to talk down on him. Name another one. Another writer receiver crew that's what was the two you said? New England and Houston. I like Houston's wide receivers. Well, I like two of them. I think personally, I think their top bottom 5, wide receiver room. Probably aren't great. It's Kenny gallaudet. It was always hurt and a lot of unproven guys. Yeah. I think you're probably right. I mean, they don't have great wide receivers, but they have a ton of potential with Kyle Kuzma. Jacksonville for that. Yeah, I think I would rather have the Titans. Yeah, I would too. I mean, Robert Woods is probably better than Christian Kirk. Yeah. Because the number one. I mean, even if you look at, well, I was going to say the jets, but they have Elijah Moore, and then literally a guy that the Titans got rid of. They had Garrett Wilson. I really have Garrett Wilson, but you just said that the Giants have unproven guys. I mean, garibaldi hasn't proven anything. When I say, when I say, said it like three times, why on a while, it keeps coming sexy. People that I would want to draft and store. Like I would take, yes, trailer, so I would take in, but I would take Elijah Moore or Garrett Wilson before anyone else on the Titans. Yeah, for sure. Yeah. What about the packers here? I'll throw one last one out there. That's pretty good. A couple of rookies and Sammy Watkins. I think it's definitely still probably have a top or a bottom 6 at least wide receiver crew. Cool. Let's pick their games. Brian can't pick them to win every single game? Oh, sorry. Well, I'll make you pick week two because I'm interested to see what you'll say. That beat the bills in week two. We're both picking all of them, right? Oh yeah, yeah, that's right. Rob you go first, New York at home to start the season. Which New York team? It's the Giants. Giants. I do want to say with this one. It could be a potential. I know it's week one, but this could be a look ahead spot for the Titans where they're looking to week two with big money that football matchup with the bills. So I don't think it'd be crazy to say the Titans go out there and lay an egg week one against the Giants. I don't expect them to lose, but I think this could be like a kick a game winning field goal kind of game where they're struggling all game. Giants come out with a new head coach, want to play hard. I could see them losing, but I'll take the Titans. I could see it. But I think the coaching is way too good for the Titans for that to come out and actually manifest this happening. So I'm going to go with the Titans. Want to know, week two. Let's go. I mean, I'm still doing it when they're home opener.
"christian kirk" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports
"And their division is pretty good. The Jaguars got better, but are they going to win their division? You know, that's actually an interesting question. Maybe the Jaguars could. If Matt Ryan doesn't go great, Ryan Daniel struggles. And if the new additions in Jacksonville are a home run, wow, I stumbled onto something here. This is why we don't script everything because sometimes you have a thought and I think it's we're talking about maybe the Jaguars are the most likely team to go from last in their division to winning their division in 2022. It's probably Jacksonville, actually. If Trevor Lawrence is really good, the added Christian Kirk, maybe that works really well, maybe Doug Peterson is awesome. Zay Jones, like they made some moves in Jacksonville to build around Trevor Lawrence and if Trevor can be what I think he can be and take a big step forward this fall,
"christian kirk" Discussed on Patriots Beat
"Carves out a role becomes a starter, but I'm not sure that he's ever going to maximize that role any more than he already has. Is he going to ever be better than this with the athletic profile and with the yard after catch profile that he has? Like he's not going to all of a sudden be calm a much better athlete that can get in and out of contact and create explosive plays and run after the catch, right? I just don't know if he's ever going to be that type of guy. And at this point you probably would have seen more of a feel and stuff like that of that happening. Yeah, the other thing I would say too this isn't exactly how things work, but let's do a fun little thought exercise here. Yeah. The Patriots have the thing with the Patriots receiver core right now and there's positives and negatives to this. They have a bunch of number twos, right? They've got a bunch of supporting role players. They don't have that star wide receiver. And maybe they'll make that work, but you kind of look at, okay, how's the Ross are going to evolve? And you budget X amount of money for the wide receiver position. If you Myers is 4 million right now. Let's say that just comes off the books next year. Then you have Nelson ag or 14 million. That comes off the book. So basically, would you rather give, you know, so that's 18 million. You have to play with, right? Yeah. Let's say you give ten of that to Jacoby Myers at wide receiver. What are you really getting with? Versus you could have $18 million worth of wide receiver money coming off the books, what is an $18 million wide receiver look like? I mean, I'm just looking at it right here. Well, now it looks like Christian Kirk, so that could be a problem, but other than that, you know, well, no, Brandon cooks got 19 8. Right. You know, omari Cooper got 20. If you stretch a little bit, that's a low end number one, but that's number one. Yeah. So also, I don't think Christian. I think teams realize Christian Kirk's absurd. I think that's.
"christian kirk" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"One 8 7 7 8 hope and why or text hope and why in New York? Tennessee redline is 808 8 9 9 7 8 9 and in West Virginia. 1800 gamma dot net. All right, we're taping this part of the podcast. It is 8 40 Pacific time, the first round in the NFL Draft just ended. The terminator Ben solak is here. What a night for him. Sixers? Staving off a potential game 7. It just would have been an all time catastrophe in the works, did not happen, blow out the raptors, and then your eagles. You're rooting for this. You root for them to get a little frisky. Yes, sir? They got super frisky. Were they the winners of the draft for you? One of the few winners, certainly. There's always more than one. But when you look at what they needed defensively in terms of almost letting Fletcher Cox walk and free agency this year, needing to be able to run this too high defense, needing to be able to get more substantial size up front to play with these light boxes. And then they kept on drafting these young receivers and they clearly can't evaluate them super well or develop them super well, and they just said, you know, send it to hell, we're gonna go and just get 24 year old AJ Brown. Really, really, really good night for the eagles both in terms of the short term, evaluating their coaching staff evaluating Jalen hurts and the long term. This is really nice build for moving off of Fletcher Cox, saving some money and also laying the foundation for a different quarterback than hertz. That's what it calls for. So great night for them. Great night for the jets, great night for the Giants, great night for the ravens. Well, wait, we'll talk about those other teams. The second beagle, they've made it new contract with AJ Brown too. Yeah, they somehow got him in a trade for slightly more than what the Cardinals gave up for Hollywood Brown, which was the single craziest transaction of the night unless you count the Patriots taking close strange 29th. But the AJ Brown, sometimes you talked about this the last time you were on the pod about, what is the value of these elite guys? Is it too first? Is it one first? Is it one person a high mid round pick and an AJ Brown? You could have told me they traded two first firm and I think I would have believed it. Why was the price for him so low? For our AJ or for Hollywood. AJ. Yeah, yeah. Right, I think for AJ the expectation of signing the extension is always going to change things a little bit, right? That's part of the hang up with debo Samuel moving from the niners, which is something that did not happen tonight. You know that you're going to have to spend a lot of money, and it always hurts to trade picks to spend money. Because one of the nice things about making picks is you get rookie contracts. So you spend the paper, you don't have to spend the money. The eagles were in a position to be comfortable with that. They had bottom 5 lowest amount of money spent on wide receivers among all teams in the league when you look at full salary cap because they were just full of rookies full of young guys. And so they had money at the position to spend. Whereas the Titans clearly felt as if they were not going to be able to get a good contract with age of brown for where they liked him. And so the eagles give Brown what amounts to 25 million per year, right? That's a 100 million over four years on the extension. So if you add in the 5th year, it's not going to be as much. But technically 25 per year on the extension, which is that kind of magic number now that's a number of debo is after it's a big number, but only 57 million guaranteed is really not that bad. When you look at the size of that contract, 57 million guaranteed 14 point 2.5 15 million guaranteed per year is not too bad on a contract that size. And so I think for a first and a third, expecting to sign that big extension overall, not too bad. You got to remember the cardinals had to got marques brown and the 100th overall pick, right? So they got Brown and then another round three pick just for that first overall, which was 23, a little bit of a less expensive pick, but Markey's Brown is not remotely an AJ brown's tier. I don't know if he's two tiers below. Yeah, is he one of the top wide receivers in the league? I wouldn't have them. If we made the list, like two weeks ago, we did this thing, we did the value about different receiver. Basically all the position guys who were in quarterbacks. I wouldn't have even put him on my honorable mention. Yeah, if you want to see what being speed pill looks like in the NFL, look at the way that Steve kyman cliff Kingsbury built that team, right? Because there was no reason to not pay Christian Kirk, even the Jags extension, to then trade a first round pick from Marquise Brown, who the only thing he does better than Christian Kirk is be fast. That's it, right? This team is so oriented on verticality. So oriented on team speed. So oriented being able to stretch the field, that they are bringing in a small receiver who's plagued by drops, plagued by inconsistency, who doesn't have much of a role besides running down the field, and you would have thought when they spent a second round pick on Andy Isabella four years ago, and that totally lampooned because you could only do one thing that they would have learned their lesson. But they knew AJ Brown didn't was upset with the Titans. They could have made a call to John Robinson. I'm sure they did and ask and see what the situation was with AJ Brown. But they have prioritized team speed, especially on offense more than any other trait in Arizona. And that's how you get guys like Marquise Brown on this sort of a trade. How do you get a top ten pick on Isaiah Simmons? Because you just believe being fast is the solution. This is the NFL baby. You gotta hit somebody. And the Cardinals don't believe that. And that's a problem in their team building philosophy right now. Well, wasn't isn't he close to Kyler Murray too. That was the other thing that seemed like let's try to make Kyler a little more happy move. Oklahoma connection. Yep, they played together 8 in college and that always is good. That's always nice. It's important to keep reporter back happy. But I think it would have been easier to just sign him to the extension. That probably.
"christian kirk" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"I mean, they had him playing inside linebacker for a while. And pretty, pretty well compensated pass rusher for another team and be a nice piece. You know, I think he does some of the things that it's a speed upgrade, right? You get rid of Derek Barnett, you let him walk because I think you just want a little bit of a different flavor off the edge. Demander Campbell does stay in Green Bay as they mostly keep last year's roster intact. Yeah, best value in the NFL last year. I thought divine Rick came on like a $1.5 million deal. Obviously you don't get that back again. But pretty good of go down Brian Gouda concept. I'll catch myself here. I never think it's awesome to pay people less than they deserve. But from a managerial standpoint, the inside line, the off ball linebacker market was really sort of flying. And it's up in the 19 5s now and you get to Andre for somewhere in the 16. So I think that's worth mentioning. And we'll wrap it up with DJ shark goes to the lions and I don't know, I still think DJ chark is better than any receiver Jaguars have, but he leaves there and signs a one year $10 million deal in Detroit counter prove it deal after an injury plate season, but I don't know. I mean, I'd rather have him than Christian Kirk. I agree. It's a tough situation to prove it in that offense, but with that personnel, but we'll see. You know, hopefully they get him some opportunities. I mean, this is about size strength and speed. Like, you know, some of this stuff may be Dan Campbell can help put a magnifying glass so I'm like, if you can match him up, I think he's gonna be okay. All right, Connor, we're gonna be back at this Monday. Maybe a bonus episode if there are big moves before that. But I don't think so, man. I think we gotta rest up. I think we gotta be at our best for Monday's show. Yeah, do you want me to sing, do you want me to sing taken into the streets while you read the end credits? Yeah, and you know, I'm sure Shelby can meld that nicely. Nice mix there. The MM QB NFL podcast is Conor or and me Gary gremlin. We are produced by Shelby Royce and SI's executive producer, a podcast that Scott Brody and our senior podcast producer is Dan bloom. Mark Rebecca is emeritus editor of the and Andy Benoit is the founder of the MMP NFL podcast. Be sure to subscribe to this feed on apple podcast and what you do, please leave a rating and review because it really does help other people find the show which is also available on Spotify, stitcher, SI dot com and wherever else you listen to podcasts..
"christian kirk" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports
"Does it mean you need to ignore your defense and they cut linebacker miles Jack? They're leading tackler last year. And it's not like he's old. He's 26 years old. 27 in September. They cut him to save $8.35 million. That does not feel worth it to me. Your best defensive play you're going to get cut him for $8 million. I mean, to me, it makes almost no sense. You're letting a good player in his prime walk away from your organization. And you didn't even trade him. You're just going to let him leave. Makes no sense to me. I don't like it. I don't understand it. But miles Jack is available. He's a great player. I guess we'll see where he goes. I would love to see miles Jack, go to a really good football team and win somewhere. I mean, there's a lot of teams out there that could use a linebacker. He's really dang good, but it's a move that from the Jaguars perspective, how does that sound? You cut a player who was not that expensive. Who is your best defensive player in his prime? Okay. Yeah, I don't know how Jaguars fans feel good about that one. Especially when you're overpaying Christian Kirk a ton of money. Okay. All right, pay the guy who's done nothing in his career. But don't keep the guy who's been killing it for years for you, who's young, 26. I don't know. The Jaguars I can defend and I can explain away why they signed Christian Kirk. I can explain away why they brought in zay Jones a little bit overpaid. I can't explain the miles Jack move at all. Other than, I guess I wanted to save money. I would never want to save money so badly that I'll cut miles Jack for $8 million. That feels like a nonsensical thing to do. So I don't know. You can decide for yourself to me, it makes no sense. The jets made a couple of solid moves. They re signed receiver banks and burials to a two year $12 million deal. He's a return man too. It's a good move I like that. They also sign tight end. CJ uzama from Cincinnati to a three year $24 million deal. He's 29 years old, CJ zama last year got 49 passes for 493 yards and 5 touchdowns. Hey, they got a tight end. They retained a receiver, they also signed guard, Lake and Tomlinson to help their offensive line he came over from the forty-niners. He got a three year $41.2 million deal. I like it. The Jets have been getting some solid help for their young quarterback Zach Wilson. I also resigned a couple of people. Like the jets are doing some solid stuff, not amazing stuff, but solid stuff that I like and it's good to see what's going on. Okay, I'm gonna check my phone. I have one, two, three, four, 5, so many notifications. I don't understand. The birthday thing is so hard. My phone isn't saying and I'm overwhelmed. I gotta open my phone because I need to read something to Baker Mayfield posted. On Tuesday, the Cleveland Browns met with quarterback deshaun Watson. And their current quarterback Baker Mayfield put this on social media. Let me read it..
"christian kirk" Discussed on Get Your G.O.A.T.
"6 M1 and to me this is the best the rams have looked under Sean mcvay. I know that they've had that great offense before instituted with Jared Goff. A years ago, but to me, they look really dangerous this year. Number one, though, it's still the Arizona Cardinals. I'm going to default this just because they have an undefeated record. I know there's some flaws, but I will give my props to based on the schedule they've played so far and the players that have actually lined up on the field. Kyler Murray, great, another quarterback that's throwing for over 2000 yards. 17 touchdowns as well. The connection to not only Deandre Hopkins, but Christian Kirk, who's second on the team and you've got AJ green, Zach Ertz is integrated in there. This offense is flowing. This is to me the air rate attack. They cleft Kingsbury had in Texas tech and he loved. Right now it's here in Arizona with all the weapons. It Kyler Murray's disposal. The defense to me has been legit too, a JJ watt has been decent, no injury has affected him. Chandler Jones has been great as well. You see the dynamic of two legitimate pass rushers. How game wrecking that can be for an opponent's offense. And then the secondary has made some plays not a ton, but to me this front 7 really has bailed him out a lot. So far, you know, I've got to give props to the Arizona Cardinals. NSC west 7 and I actually predicted them to be last ME and FC west, but still make a playoffs. I've been wrong about that so far. So those are my top 5 teams in the NFL. The Dallas Cowboys, the Green Bay Packers, a Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Los Angeles Rams, and the Arizona Cardinals. There are just a couple more things. I want to talk about in the NFL before I move on to the NBA. The first is the Seattle Seahawks. No, I've spent much of my time talking about them. But really, when you examine the Seattle Seahawks, they are really in Dire Straits right now. They're sitting at two and 5. They're projected to have I think, you know, right now the number 6 pick and the draft. But guess what? They don't get that pick. Why? Because they traded this pick to the New York jet for Jamal Adams, they traded last year's first round pick this year's first round pick. This could be very bad. Because Russ or Pete Carroll and John Schneider have not hit good on recent draft picks. They just had them, but only hit I can remember is DK in the first round..
"christian kirk" Discussed on Fantasy Football Overtime
"You're gonna be starting from minnesota if you need to start kirk and a super flex absolutely When it comes to arizona man did they look good especially that kylie hopkins connection that was beautiful touchdown that hopkins scored on on one of them. He had two touchdowns. But i'm also starting and if i need to start cristian kirk and beat league. I'm considering it. After his performance like that whole offense look really really good. I'm not starting james connor. I think this is This is chase edmund dolphin. You might start cristian kirk after that. Yeah i think you want all the pieces of this arizona offense that you get. I would even consider starting rondell more ex. Christian kirk is an easy wide receiver. Three in a three wide receiver league in a three wide receiver league. I'm starting christian kirk. If i got him. But i'm i mean i have them in one league and i'm not starting him as a flex or as my wide receiver. So in the one league christian kirk. I'm not starting him. All right holler atlanta and tampa bay. How are you feeling on this one. I don't want to start. Any of the atlantic is If i have to probably start in ridley really no matter what the you'll ever sit ridley. Would you know i wouldn't pits. I probably would though in this matchup for tampa bay give me the three wide receivers brady and then if gronk sir guy gronk show guy but don't don't hope for that kind of game every single week gronk. Yeah the gronk. We can easily be mike evans this week. So it's it's tough with them. But you gotta kinda..
"christian kirk" Discussed on The Fantasy Footballers - Fantasy Football Podcast
"No matter what i do that one is that still to come on the lizard king tonight. All right quarterbacks studs week kyla. Murray sweet mercy. He was electric twenty one for thirty two to eighty nine and four another on the ground. I mean you didn't need that performance to know you start cuyler and fantasy but you've got minnesota at home jacksonville. Next two weeks off. Borough carved up. Minnesota and cuyler has got weapons. Yes all over the field. Huge game for christian kirk obviously and Rondell is gonna give some free points through the year as well mahomes. Yeah he's a stud. He didn't matter that he had no touchdowns for a while. Yeah i mean it really watch the game and he had the rushing touch somebody done very little in the first half cleveland's controlling the game. No other pass. You're like well you know. We'll have a disappointing eighth. Nope he's bad homes. He's good jameis. Winston had one of the most peculiar games ever. I believe it's the lowest yardage for a five touchdown game since nineteen forty eight. That is correct. One hundred and forty eight yards passing on fourteen completions. Five of the fourteen completions were touchdowns. The man can see. Yeah i mean the man could see his throat for more than one hundred and fifty yards to. He just can't because he's throwing touchdowns jason what he wanted to do. This is one of the most obvious non-prescriptive performances of the week because he threw no interceptions The one hundred forty eight yards. He did throw an egregious awful interception that got called back on agrees awful penalty. Call your true. I mean that was ridiculous. But i think winston is going to be fine but this team was absolutely dominant on the defensive side. They've got a great rushing game. And i think winston is somebody that you are going to need. You can't lean on yardage for winston this year because the team isn't bruce arians tampa bay buccaneers with. I mean twenty pass attempts. What's the last time. Jameson started a game at twenty pass attempts. Oh i'm sure it's happened lots times but he didn't finish that king. Okay fair enough. But yeah i mean this is He's got a great match up next week at carolina. So maybe he's in that conversation of you know eatery obviously Can scorch down and alvin kamara can get tapped passes for touchdowns for days but yes he is not going to be a top you know what was he liked quarterback three this week russell wilson. He's good eighteen for twenty three to fifty four and four. Indianapolis is not sludge defense. They were on the road and he tortured them and made a couple of ridiculous throws dropped. It in the bucket for tyler lockett He looked great new offensive. Coordinator situation was was great. So feeling good so far and hurts. Twenty seven for thirty five. This one built good seven for sixty two on the ground. Jason start of the week to sixty four and three through the air I think we all kind of came away saying look solid performance and jalen hurts You know you got to see a little bit of devante smith flashing. You saw god. Her to saw jay than reagan make play. You saw kenneth gain well and quechua. Cable was very surprising that he was he was the to boss. All it was all kenneth gain well as the change of pace back from miles sanders and i. I'm assuming devante. Smith made the wide receiver list but just in case he didn't. He's that dude like he was the guy out there for everything jalen. Reagan is kind of the the number two wide receiver who he came through with a touchdown but devante smith has immediately established himself as it you. You were projecting it but you can't always say like oh the the first one rookie is going to be the man. Yeah he's the man i think behind him. It's it's actually murky that it gets its regular. it's watkins. it's. It's the tight ends. But i wouldn't put one in any order than the other. I agree what what will be interesting. is that obviously. He did this against atlanta and lanta. Just look they look not so next week against san francisco. We'll see we'll see because there obviously a better defense. How much better. I don't know because jared goff. I don't know if you know this but in standard scoring you know. Tom brady dak prescott the head. These great monstrous weeks. They were outscored by jared goff. That'd be you guys saw. I mean there was a devastating injury. Adjacent barack acl tear. Yes backbone of the of the secondary and all the sudden. Now you're talking about richard sherman going back there now. You're talking about them finding another solution and they didn't you know once they lost they just they kind of fell apart and i think jalen hurts is gonna have no problem putting a fancy points. Tom brady attempted two. And a half times more passes then jameis winston and put up a monster week dak. We saw great week from dacca. Very impressive if we didn't already say so he's healthy. And then you know matthew stafford was twenty four twenty six. I expect this office to be super efficient. Because they just know how to set him up for it. It's a lot like san francisco. Jimmy garoppolo you know. The designed pass plays are so well planned executed. That efficiency matters in touchdowns are gonna matter for a staffer and do not let the small you passing attempts number fool you. This is a team that was passing non stop. They did not run the ball early until they were basically in that you know in a neutral game script they were. They were only passing the ball but his they went three and out a couple of times or it was deep. Mom that just finishes the drive. You don't get more past tips. And then they were up. So i i am really looking forward to seeing what matthew stafford can do. I mean you know. They talked about it ad nauseam on the broadcast but it does seem like his best friend is cooper cup and the two hours before practice. Breakfast together If i go back in time Based on week one knowledge. I would certainly move cup way up. I think he's going to be i. This game was a little bit more prescriptive than Just a week one outlier. You wanna wider. Has breakfast with the quarterback. I mean we've sat it for years. We said it. For instance scrambled eggs with the chase of breakfast. I wanna wide receiver is with me on. Imagine what the show would be like if we shared breakfast. Oh we should do that. Yeah but then we'd have to get up earlier breakfast. I would definitely share with Running backs as back. Christian mccaffrey Let me ask you a question about this game christian mccaffrey. It's not a surprise. He's he's amazing. It's nice to see so good. Nine eighty nine also. Twenty one carries ninety eight yards on the ground had twenty-five fancy point in score which is something that is incredible for a player on your on your my tweet from last night. I did not so i. I was curious because he's the number one back on the week. I expect him to stay there. After tonight's games he is. And i went back over the last thirty two games before i got bored the last couple of years to see if anyone had ever been the running back one without a touchdown and it had only happened one other time and that was number one. Yeah and that was christian. Mccaffrey who did it. Then i mean if you number one running back without scoring a touchdown. Your third unstoppable and in the weeks. When he scores he wins you the week. Yes let me let me bring forward something from this game. Because both of these players fit into the studs category and i one thing i would be doing the and you can correct me. I'm concerned about bobby interest. One hundred thousand percent nine targets. Ninety eight eighty nine yards for christian. Mccaffrey one catch for robbie anderson. Now it was a fifty seven yard touchdown saved as we but she know what that's what he did in new york had the one big play with sam darnold in new york he last year he was there christian. Mccaffrey yes he was their. Pcp are short yardage solution. Mccaffrey took all of it so if we were if it were me.
"christian kirk" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports
"Number 12, I can not wait to watch the Arizona Cardinals at the Tennessee Titans. This is a game that's going to be really, really interesting. Christian Fulton is the Titans number two corner. He's a starter, but he's not their main guy. And it's a weakness for Tennessee. He's not he doesn't have a track record that I trust. He's a guy going in a year or two didn't play very much as a rookie last year, elevating him to a starter felt like wishful thinking actually a little bit. And I know that a team like Arizona with amazing receivers, Deandre Hopkins, AJ green, Christian Kirk, they are going to attack that weakness. They are going to find Christian Fulton and just go after him over and over and over again attacking him vertically. So I'm curious can Tennessee stop Arizona, but then on offense for Tennessee, they have a three headed monster, AJ Brown, Julio Jones, Derek Henry. And if you load the box against Tennessee, you put a bunch of people in the box to stop the run and say, we are going to come after that stopping that running game. Well, Tennessee can beat you downfield by just, hey, you got one on one coverage now with AJ green and Julio Jones. We're gonna throw the ball over the top. So I don't really know how you defend Tennessee yet. I'm curious to watch how that plays out. Either way I think cardinals at Titan should be a really fun game. Maybe even a shootout. So keep your eye on that game. Those are the things I'm really really excited to watch during NFL week. When a lot of questions will be answered, a lot of people like, we'll know more week ten, obviously, then we know week one, but people that need to have a good first game. Jared Goff needs to doesn't need to win, but Jared Goff needs to not look awful. Jameis Winston needs to look at Carson Wentz needs to look good like new quarterbacks on new teams need to have a good start. And I.
"christian kirk" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports
"That was his thing. Another, you know, the Colts could use a receiver, the Ravens with the Mark Jackson could use another receiver. If I'm the Ravens of the Colts, that's a risk worth taking. I'll give you a fifth-round pick. Pretty cool. Harry all over pay by, maybe a round or two. You know, the market says, it's like a six round pick. I'll give you a fourth round pick. To take a flyer. And a guy, we know it's really talented who maybe I could develop. It's possible to kill Harry's in the wrong situation. It's possibly some work hard. I don't know. It's again, I'm pretty. If you can't work with Tom. Brady, I'm pretty skeptical of you. But again, I ask you, why would New England trade, n'keal, Harry a former first-round pick to another AFC team. The Colts. The Ravens, the Steelers teams that they might play in the playoffs. I don't know why they would do that, unless I guess if they completely have no respect for to kill Harry, they think he's awful. And they just don't think he's going to do anything, but maybe that's the truth. Maybe they think they're going to get a steal by trading away. They're like, hey we can take this guy who were going to cut. And it's useless to us. If we just have no faith in, we can trade him for nothing and get better. It's better than cutting him. Maybe I'm imagining the Patriots of the kind of team that would trade him away and get like a, use the draft pick to draft like a Hall of Fame player that's cuz that's what the Patriots do. It seems like they make they always win every trade. But again, I ask you like, why, why would they trade me kill? Harry away? Unless again, they think he's hopeless off. If you're going to cut em, I guess it makes sense but also Bill Belichick. Again, is the kind of got you? He got cold out publicly by nikhil Harry saying you're not targeting me if I don't like where you're using me. Okay, buddy. Go sit on the bench. I'm going to bury you. I can see. Belichick doing that. Maybe the Patriots would trade him to Arizona. An NFC team, a different conference across the other side of the country. And that be interesting watching nuclear hit, nikhil Harry play with them. You know, the Andre Hopkins and Kyler Murray play for Kliff Kingsbury alongside Christian Kirk. I mean I could see that being interesting learning from older veteran receivers.
"christian kirk" Discussed on Fantasy Football Today Podcast
"Martial martial martial. All dave i made that yesterday. And i even tied it in with joe brady said who's brady go to throw to marshall marshall. You must have been listening to you. Advise why rondell. Moreover marshall jamie well i think he just look at what his chances could be. That cardinals offense can be fun. I think he's a. He's got a chance to be a superstar. You know a lot of mouths to feed their so. That's the concern. But i don't think it's going to be stretched from the play over. Aj green and christian kirk So i i love the setup for employees. Kyla and i think he's got the chance to be a special player. He is such a good fit for that offense. Because i have been complaining for a long time about why doesn't arizona throw downfield more. Why don't they attack deep. And i don't know if they're ever going really attack deep because more is more of a short and mid range type of receiver that's what he did at purdue and man like he's like tony he's amazing after the catch any short but he's balking works out big muscles and i think you could. I think he's got a chance if he can garner the targets which i think is a pretty decent sized if if he can garner the targets. They're he'll be electric. You'll be thrilled to have him on your fantasy squad. So i i'm i'm targeting. Rondo more knowing that my leave. Drafting with jamie now. I know i'm not gonna get him in a lot of my leagues. But he's exciting. People listening should definitely put a star next to his name Certainly pr formats. Because he's got that type of upside where he can have weeks. He'll have a lot of three catch. Sixty art weeks but also have a lot of three catch eighty yards touchdown type weeks. He's he's going to be. He's going to be good for best ball. We'll take a break when we come back. We'll talk about the wide receivers who will have rookie quarterbacks and what that means that's up next on.
"christian kirk" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"You know, he's a great young quarterback and what he could be in the future. But what does that mean for Cliff Kingsbury? Because coaches like that lose their jobs when there's a star quarterback? And you think he could be molded into something special, and you don't think the guy on the sidelines is the right one. To do that. Those guys lose their jobs Kingsbury has to win today. I don't think there's any question I think that is the answer. You can go through the bears and say We need to win this game well. You're not expected to win that game. You got a Packers team by the way that's playing for the number one seed, which Aaron Rodgers this week at his news conference, said, Yeah, that number one seed is fairly important. I'm not a cliche, guys. I'm never going to say it's just another game. I mean, this is this is big Chicago is little Green Bay. I've always enjoyed the rivalry have love and appreciation for the history this game on know how important this robberies to both fan bases couldn't be any better match up this week. Like I said, with them playing for the playoff lives. Was playing for the number one seed and I do have a lot of a lot of respect for the organization, the fan base on their team and I'm excited about about the test this week. Like the fact that they said Aaron Rodgers down and said, Hey, we're gonna put this stereo behind you with a little background music is that cool and he was fine with it. He wasn't flustered at all. That's pretty impressive. That's your M v. P right there. That's your number One guy he loves, saying little Green Baggins Big Chicago, knowing that little Green Bay's been beaten up Big Chicago's entire time. In Green Bay. They have an opportunity to lock up the number one seed that straight talk wireless. No contract. No compromise. This is a cardinal's team that started five and two. That started five and two and we talk about Hey, What about this college coach? Go to the NFL. Vice versa. Cliff Kingsbury. It looked like Kyla Murray was turning into A NFL n v P before our eyes and then It just started to fall apart, And now there's a He said, chance again, they could still get in if the Bears lose. And so that's still out there. But you want to get you don't want to get him by default. You don't want to back your way in when you started five and two Especially, you know, you're without Larry Fitzgerald. Today. I believe Christian Kirk, who He's gonna throw too, and what's his health going into their? We'll have some live reports coming up. We also have some injury news that will continue to talk about again. Mark Robbins is reading. Our where is mark robin trips and probably without legendary wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald dealing with a groin injury. Christian Kirk is out. Tyler Kroft. Or Seattle. No Carlos Hyde at running back. We just got to Seattle. Pittsburgh will be without cornerback Joe Hayden testing positive for over 19. He could miss the first round of the playoffs. That's Mark Robinson SportsCenter Update. Person today, doing a great job behind the mike and also taking some time to continue to read the inactives. Those who are dealing with either co Vater contact tracing, unable to play ineligible to play all those things. Iraklis Burger taking a rest today. D J. Watt. Chris Boswell. Denzel Ward for Cleveland. Also Malcolm Smith for the Brown. Thank you, Harrison Bryant. Now for the New Orleans Saints. Well, everybody's e. I have never seen a year where a week where there is so much otherwise, and so many players not play..
Larry Fitzgerald To Miss Patriots-Cardinals Game In Boston With COVID-19
"Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has tested positive for covert 19 and will miss Sunday's game against the Patriots. Fitzgerald's in his 17th NFL season is played in all 10 of Arizona's game this year. Sunday, will mark the first game he's missed in over five seasons. Earlier this week, Patriots coach Bill Belichick voiced his respect for Fitzgerald. Without Fitzgerald, the Cardinals will still have in their receiving corps DeAndre Hopkins, who leads the league in receiving yards. Christian Kirk and U Mass graduate Andy Isabella. 4
Cardinals RB David Johnson a game-day decision with ankle injury
"According to NFL network cardinals running back David Johnson is set to play through an ankle injury today against the giants although airs on a teammate wide receiver Christian Kirk labored by an ankle issue will hold off on playing tonight or today I should say he hopes to be back