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"christian mccaffrey" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"So that's what we're doing. We're trying to provide Xboxes and gaming systems and into hospitals for children so that they can connect with their friends and, you know, even, you know, family time, right? Like, you can't go into a hospital room all the time. There's limited hours where you can do that. And so there's a lot of alone time for these kids. And what a great thing to do to be able to connect them with their buddies and not just their buddies, but NFL players and some of their favorite players just to give them an hour of, you know, a break from the things that they have to go through. So normalcy, normalcy and connectivity and community and love and maybe take their minds off of the awfulness that's in front of them and maybe give them hope about, hey, I can't wait to do this when I get out in person with my friend. I mean, it's beautiful on so many levels, Christian, beautiful. I cannot broad you enough. We're so excited about it. We've had so many amazing people help out. There's people with the Xbox team, the Microsoft team who have been great, people all over the Silicon Valley area who have been so generous with their time and money. And so on June 3rd, we're having a massive Madden tournament on Twitch. There's going to be eight players, some of your favorite NFL players. It'll be guys like myself and Greg Olson are going to be announcing it. So that'll be a lot of fun. And then we'll have Saquon's doing it. Bond Miller is participating. Fred Warner will be there. Juju will be there. A lot of big name guys. Austin Eckler is going to do it. Galvin Cook, some big name guys who are going to be able to see who's the best Madden player, but not just that, but raise a lot of money to make this happen, to make Logan's dream come true. We can be more excited about it. So that's June 3rd. It'll be streamed on Twitch. And all the details will be all over my social platforms and my foundation platform. And so anyone who's wondering where they can donate, I'll make sure on all my Instagram and Twitter and all that I'll have a bunch of details. But we're excited about it. As well you should. TheLoganBowl .org is the website. Tiltify .com slash The Logan Bowl is how you can donate. You'll see a donation from this show in short order, sir. This is beautiful. Nothing's more awful, obviously, than a child being sick. And to make anything better, normal, and healthier is exactly the way to go. It's awesome, man. And again, that's June 3rd. And we'll talk about it all next week too. We'll do that here as well, Christian. Rick, I appreciate it, man. You got it. Before I let you go, since we're on the subject of living life to its fullest while we can, one week ago, Christian, I had Bert Kreischer on this program. He told a story that has, needless to say, gone viral. Anything he does is viral. But he told a story about you and him after you visited one of his shows and him offering you $10 ,000 to chase you down and get you. Is that true, Christian? Is that a true story? That's a true story. Yeah. Bert's one of the funniest guys I've ever been around. It was so cool to be able to go to his show and hang out with him a little bit after. But those guys can get after it, man. I'll tell you that much. And yeah. What happened from your perspective? What happened? He actually said, do you think for $10 ,000 in this, I don't know, 20 by 25 foot room, square foot room, do you think if you gave me, I don't know, what is it, like three hours or something, do you think he could tackle me or like take me down? Yeah. And I mean, he's in a full sweat. Just paint the picture. He's in a full sweat about, you know, nine to 10 beers deep. And he has his shirt off, of course, and is asking me this question. And for a moment I was like, you know what, maybe. With the confidence level you're at right now, you might be able to do that. Like I think you'd take 10 steps and you'd be out of breath. There's no shot that you could even make it to three hours. You'd take a nap from hour, hour and a half to two. But no, I told him, I was like, you know, there's guys that, you know, train all year round, get paid a lot of money to try to do that and still can't do it. So I don't know if you got a chance, man. That was a really fun night, man. He's an amazing guy. His new movie's out, The Machine. That's it? Yeah. Everybody should check that out. But yeah, it was a great night with great people. Yeah, he said he acted in a way that made you question what sort of party that had been turning into. I did wonder where this was going. He had a serious look in his eye. I might have to lace up. Christian, thanks for the time. I appreciate it. I'd love to do this more often whenever you want. Certainly when you're in Los Angeles. Congratulations on this idea and you making it happen. It is a beautiful thing, man. The Logan Bowl coming up on June 3rd in honor of Logan Hale to get Xbox to kids in hospitals as they come back from cancer. The Logan Project. Thanks for coming on and talking about it. Rich, I appreciate it, man. You got it. Thanks again. That's Christian McCaffrey at Christian McCaffrey on Instagram. Check it out on all of his social media pages right here on The Rich Eisen Show.
"christian mccaffrey" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"You know, I'm not thinking about the quarterback. I'm thinking about getting open, hitting the right holes, doing my job. Otherwise, you know, it doesn't matter. And I think everybody has that mentality. It's do your job, do it at the highest level. I'm not a quarterback evaluator. People ask me all the time, how's the quarterback? I'm like, I have no idea. I don't know mechanics. I have no idea how to evaluate quarterbacks. But what I do know is all three of them are amazing. All three of them are great options. You know, I talk about Brock and what he did last year and not just how he played, but the way he carried himself. And he's built to be quarterback in this league. Talk about Trey. I didn't get to play with Trey last year, but from what I've seen so far, Trey's been great. You know, he's been awesome. And obviously, I've played with Sam, and I know what Sam can do. And seeing all the things that he's been doing with OTAs, too, I think for us, it's nice knowing that we have three great options. And like I said, I don't know who the quarterback's going to be. And frankly, my job is just to be as ready to go as I can for whoever it is. But I just know that we're in good hands no matter what. And I pray to God I don't have to play quarterback again. But you've got a hell of a passer rating, though, Christian. Heck of a passer rating on that front. Well, yeah, I mean, I had a throw in the Philly game. It might have been one of the worst plays in my career. I told myself if George wasn't open, I'm going to throw this ball as far as I possibly can. I can't run it. And yeah, I threw it about 50 -something yards to absolutely nobody. But that's all right. Hey, you know, it's a team game, clearly. Christian McCaffrey here on The Rich Eisen Show. A couple more football questions, and then we'll hit the Logan Project. So when I've had many offensive players from the 49ers on over the last few years, they have a story where Kyle Shanahan says, this play is going to go for a touchdown throughout the week. We'll run it at a certain time. This play is going for six. Have you had an experience like that with Kyle yet, Christian? Where he comes up with a play and he's like, we execute it. This is going big. And then it does. You got one of them? Yeah, I think one of the best things as a player is when you know that your coach has confidence. And I think when you sit in those meetings and you really understand the scheme, not just your job, but you start to find out that there's a purpose behind every play. And when you know that purpose and you're able to understand what the scheme's trying to do and how it's supposed to set up other things, it makes it so much fun playing football. Because you know what Kyle's thinking. And Kyle is trying to get us to know what he's thinking. Because like I said, the scheme's worked. It's worked for a really long time. I think it's the most sustainable scheme that there is. And so it's up to the players to execute it. Because in my opinion, when he does say, yeah, this is going to be a big play, I think everybody perks up because they know that it could be real. And then, you know, you're 26, Christian. I'm not telling any details out of school. The NFL writ large appears to think of a shelf life for running backs being age 30. You know, and Austin Eckler approaching that right now. He's a premier touchdown maker in this league, as you know. He had to twist some arms to get even some incentives out of the Chargers prior to the summer. How do you view the running back position and how the league views that position, Christian? Oh, you know, no one's asked me this question yet, but I do have opinions on it. You know, I think when you look in history and you look at what the running back position has meant to football, they touch the ball more than anybody. And I look at guys like Emmett Smith and Barry Sanders and some of the best to ever do it, man. These guys played, they didn't just play a long time, but they played well for a long time. And I like Derek Henry as another example. Derek Henry's older than I am, and the guy's done nothing but produce. I look at what, you know, Saquon Barkley brings to the Giants. I look at what Josh Jacobs brings to the Raiders. Austin Eckler did all these backs. I mean, I could name Galvin Cook. All these backs around the league who have done, you know, so many amazing things for their team. They've been clutch. They carry the ball. They catch the ball out of the backfield. They provide, you know, multiple threats. They have to, you know, they create mismatches. They make defensive coordinators think. And I think there's a lot of value to that. And somewhere along the line, you know, the running back position has been undervalued, in my opinion, for what they're asked to do. And I think there's a lot of guys that are afraid to speak up about that, you know, for multiple reasons. But, you know, I don't know when the value of a yard got diminished. And, you know, I'm for everybody getting paid. I mean, I love when guys, you know, earn money and are able to feed their families and have, you know, life -changing, generational -changing money. It's such a special thing because we all work really hard. And it's fun, man. It's a blessing. It really is. And so when I look at what, you know, receivers make and flop receivers make around the league, and then you look at what running backs make, you know, we're at the bottom of the list. And, you know, you've got backs who had 2 ,000 -yard seasons. You've had backs who've had 750 to 800 yards receiving. And, you know, a lot of people use the injury argument. But, you know, I don't know if that's necessarily valid when you look at some of the receivers who have been hurt, who still get big contracts. And so I understand we touched the ball the most. But in my opinion, I think we create a lot of value in doing so as well. So there's a lot of arguments multiple ways. But I definitely think somewhere along the line, the franchise tag and what the market did to the running back position, I think they're definitely undervalued. And I think if you ask the running backs around the league, they would probably say the same thing. Christian McCaffrey here on The Rich Eisen Show. Tell me about Logan Hale, who he was, unfortunately, while we're talking about him in the past tense, and the Logan Project, please, Christian. Yeah. First off, thanks for letting me talk about this. Please. Because this is, you know, something special to me and near and dear to my heart. But Logan Hale, he was a 12 -year -old boy who unfortunately passed away from cancer. And he was a big fan of mine. And I found out through somebody in the NFL whose nephew went to school with him. And I signed a few items for him while he was in the hospital. And I was pretty touched by his story. And I found out that he had passed away and he was buried in my jersey. That really hit me. And in his obituary, he had come up with the amazing idea that he wanted to create his own charity that Xboxes provided and gaming systems for kids across the country, across the world, so that they could connect with their friends who are at school. That was one of his favorite things to do was play video games with his buddies at school while he's undergoing treatment and undergoing things that no kid deserves to go through. And so, you know, I thought, man, this is a 12 -year -old kid who has, you know, he was a football player. He played all different sports. He was into the arts. He was such a versatile young kid, an impressive 12 -year -old boy for, you know, for being not even a teenager. And here he is undergoing one of the worst things a kid can go through and thinking of other people and thinking of how he can make other people's lives better. And so I took it upon myself. I'm like, this is the best idea ever from a 12 -year -old boy. And now I want to make his name live on forever. I really do. And I think, you know, when you hear stories like that and when you're touched by stories like that, I think it's our obligation to do just that.
"christian mccaffrey" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"So I had a great introduction to football. Yeah, Parker Hawks, man. No kidding. Oh, yeah. What about like locker room, professional locker rooms and things of that nature? You know, Christian, any memories of that at all? Or it's just the time you didn't match up because you were still just a baby when your dad was still playing at all? You know, I don't remember football much. I think since, you know, as we got older, all my brothers and myself, we watching loved my dad's hot tub and look up all these different, you know, that was always really cool. But I think as a kid, I remember playing Power Rangers in the locker room with Shannon Sharpe and with Rob Smith and Trill Davis and all these different guys. And me and my brother, when we would go into the locker room, we would see who could stick their head in the ice tub the longest. We would, you know, get the protein bars from the training staff and you used to think those were the best things ever. So little things like that I remember, man, that bring back some great memories. And I was very fortunate to grow up in a locker room where, you know, they were winning and be around some professionals and kind of see what it was like from a young age. So did you ever stick your head in the ice tub and then take your head out and see Mike Shanahan staring at you going, what the hell's going on? Did that ever happen? No? No, I'm sure there were multiple people wondering what was going on, but no, I never saw it. Christian McCaffrey here on The Rich Eyes and Show. Does it blow your mind that you're playing in the Bay Area professionally for Shanahan? I mean, like it was meant to be, Christian? It's kind of crazy if you think about it, right? Yeah, you know, it is. It's very cool. You know, it all comes full circle. I think for me, you know, I try to keep it as business professional as possible. And I know he does too, and I know the whole staff does. But it's not just, you know, Kyle, I mean, Brian Greasey threw passes to my dad. Anthony Lin had Bobby Turner was Terrell Davis' running back coach and all these Howard Griffith and all these guys when they won Super Bowl. So he was running back coach when my dad was on the team. You know, you got the Kubiak connection, multiple Kubiaks on the team. There's so many people who, you know, have gone down that lineage of, you know, what you call the Shanahan tree that makes it really special. So, you know, for me, it's been cool just to learn from all these guys. You know, and like I said, everybody keeps it professional and keep it loose. But it is special, man. It's funny how it all comes full circle. And being in those meetings is, you know, it's impressive. And it's very fun to be able to learn from all these different perspectives. There's so much knowledge that's been passed down generation to generation. So, yeah, I'm very fortunate and lucky to be here. You know, in sports, Christian, you hear the phrase, you know, you got to execute. The game's not played on paper. We got to go ahead and execute and make it happen. So I understand that that is the usual thing you hear when a question like the one I'm about to ask you hits. But I just remember when you got traded to the Niners, I thought to myself, oh, God, like for the rest of the league, don't let that really happen. This would be bad for the rest of the league because of the system and the rest of the players around it and you going there. I know you have to execute, but it feels like a perfect fit. And I'm wondering your perspective of having been there for just a few games and now having a full season ahead of you, of many there. What do you think? Yeah, I mean, I'm definitely excited. You know, like you said, it's a great fit for me. It's a great fit for really any skill player. It's a great fit for O Lyman, too. I mean, the scheme is so fun. It's it's so sustainable. It's worked forever. And, you know, I am going to say you still have to execute it, but it's a lot of fun being able to be surrounded by, you know, guys like George Kittle and Deebo Samuel and Brandon Iuke and Trent Williams, Joanne Jennings. You know, there's a great backfield, Elijah Mitchell, who's a great back, Jordan Mason, all these guys who, you know, Kyle Juszczyk, who's, you know, one of the best guys I've been around. All these guys, man, and then add that defense on top of it and then add the staff that we have. It's exciting, you know, it really is exciting. And I feel like as a football nerd and as a fan of the game, I have fun going into work every day, just learning so much. It is nice being able to have an off season under my belt where I can get, you know, comfortable with the details and the things beyond the X's and O's that, you know, I'm not learning game plan to game plan. So I'm definitely excited to be here and be surrounded by all these guys. Yeah, and obviously Sam Donald, who you played with in Carolina, is there now. Lance coming back from an injury, we saw what Purdy was able to do and he's coming back as well. So I'll ask you the same question I've asked folks like Kittle and everyone else who's come here, is how do you go about your business knowing that there's kind of an evaluation at the quarterback spot and you liking all of them, clearly, you know? Like, how do you go about your business on that front, Christian? You just go about your business. You know, for me, no matter who the quarterback is, I have to get open.
"christian mccaffrey" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"Richardson, who is Jack Reacher on Prime Video and also in the new Fast X film that's currently in theaters nationwide. He's coming in here and I might have more body fat in my left pinky than this gent. It's going to be OK. We'll show some pictures before we see what you're getting yourself into. But our first guest is Christian McCaffrey. And there's lots to talk about with him, obviously, with the 49ers. There's so much always going on with the 49ers. But Bert Kreischer was on this program last Friday. The star of The Machine that's in theaters near you nationwide today. Premier last night here in Los Angeles. He told this story about meeting Christian McCaffrey after one of his performances, not McCaffrey's, Burt's. Here's the story. We showed the picture of the after party. From these guys down in the Super Bowl. I totally forgot about it. I got real drunk. Cornered Christian McCaffrey and I was drunk and I go, hey, do you think I can catch you? And he goes, what? I said, in this room, $10 ,000, if I can catch you. And he was like, what are you talking about? To Christian McCaffrey. I said, just in this room, it's like 20 by 30 by 30. I said, give me 20 minutes. Do you think I'd ever catch you, catch you and hold you down? He's like, hey, man, there are dudes that are 10 times more athletic. I'm going to ask you to train all year and can't catch me. I don't think you can catch me. I go, you want to try? It's like, what kind of parties has started? That has currently been seen over one and a half million times on Instagram Reels alone. Kids dig it on the TikTok apparently as well. So rare to be able one week later. That was last Friday. This Friday, we're about to get Christian McCaffrey's point of view of that story. Fantastic. That's next. Don't you dare move. 844 -204 -RICH also the number to dial right here on this edition of the Rich Eisen Show. Christian McCaffrey when we return. Rich Eisen Show Radio Network back on the air sitting at the Rich Eisen Show desk furnished by Granger with supplies and solutions for every industry. Granger is the right product for you. Call clickgranger .com or just stop by. One of the best in the National Football League. Joining us from the San Francisco backfield courtesy of the Logan Project, which I cannot wait to learn more about. Christian McCaffrey back here on the Rich Eisen Show. How are you doing, Christian? Rich, what's going on, man? I'm doing well. How are you? I'm great. Thank you. I was just opining, as I like to say, with my Roku audience. And I'll bring it here to the radio audience about you running the drills at the combine, the passing drills. You were the best receiver that day as well as the running back as well. What do you recall from the combine back in the day, Christian? Well, I appreciate you saying that. It's the truth. You know, the combine is such a roving of a week. You know, you're being tested every single step you take. You know, it's about four days of meetings where you're being quizzed. You're being asked questions about defenses and blocking schemes and this and that for, you know, all the 32 NFL teams. Then you have psych tests and those take, you know, a couple hours. They're kind of always walking you somewhere. So you're on your feet all week. You don't sleep a lot. And then, you know, you walk into the stadium where there's, you know, about 100 people in the stands. Plus, you know, then you get the coaches section and then you got to go perform. So I just remember it being a very long week. And then by the end of the week, I was like, man, I'm happy that's done. I think I was mad at my time. But I think I did well and all the other stuff. But I just remember it being a really long week. And I don't know if they do that now. I don't know if it's as grueling as it used to be, but they still do it. Yeah, they still do it. I mean, the days are long. The week is long. Were you ever questioned about your toughness, your ability to run between tackles by any teams when they were talking to you about being a bell cow? Was that brought up to you in any of these conversations during your evaluation period, Christian? You know, I think it actually wasn't. And I think it's because of the offense that I was in at Stanford. I think in those two years, I ran between the tackles more than any back. And so that was part of the reason why I went to Stanford. And I was so grateful for Coach Shaw and really that whole team. I got lucky and played on such a good team. And there were so many good players on that team. We had a great O -line. We had great receivers who took pride in blocking. So it was a super fun experience for me. And yeah, like I said, I ran a lot in between the tackles. So, you know, if they were to question it, it was probably something to get under my skin and see how I'd respond to it. But there was so much tape of me running power and inside zone and trap and all these different runs. So there was a little bit less questioning than I would have thought. What's your first football memory, Christian? What's your first one? First football, I fell in love with the game. I was seven years old. I'll never forget it. We were playing in the Super Bowl at Regis Jesuit High School on the lower field. But to us, it was everything. It was a blizzard. We were playing against Cherry Creek and they had smacked us earlier that year and went into double overtime and they threw like a double pass. And I batted it down. We win the game. And I just remember the parents storming the field. You know, it felt like there was confetti coming down. It was a blizzard and all these different things. Our coach got kicked out of the game. It's one of those ones. And I remember physically crying and thinking how awesome this moment was. Seven years old. That little league team, I got to give my guys some props. We went on, never lost the game after that. All the way up until eighth grade, we stuck together. And a lot of those guys are still my best friends today.
"christian mccaffrey" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"We appreciate you listening whenever you're down rail please. It's your right to give your eardrums whatever they want, whenever they want it. It's odd that I'm referring to eardrums as actual living beings. But that's the way we're kicking off this Friday show. How are you, Chris Brockman? Good to see you over there. I'm great. Good to see you over there. Jay Feli, how are you, sir? Hey, what's up Rich? TJ Jefferson, Candles Lit. How are you today, sir? Good, good morning. Good morning to you as well. Look, I say this all the time. One of the many things I love about this show is we get to bring people together through sports. And that's something I think many of us have talked about with friends or with relatives or certainly Thanksgiving where you can't stand maybe a relative right across the way from you. But you root for the same team. So you come together when you're in a stadium, you're an arena or a bar and you're rooting for the same team. But then you might find out later you have completely different political views, different views of the world. But sports brings people together, a collective. And interesting, however, though sometimes sports is filled with spite, filled with that sort of spiteful thing. For instance, I adore this man and I greatly appreciate him in many different ways. I've known him for quite some time. But I reluctantly start this program with a happy Chris Brockman and his Celtics smelling 2004 all over again. My son, my son, my wife and youngest son. They adore the Boston Celtics, adore the Boston Celtics. I, what's the words for it? Do not. Having Larry Bird rip out my heart and show it to me pumping and Robert Parrish and Kevin McHale. Kevin McHale looking straight out of the Munsters, but just ripping my heart out and showing it to me pumping while ML cars on the bench, waving the towels. I don't know why I hate Jerry Sheesting to this day. I don't know who that is. Guess what? He was some guy who played like five minutes for those championship Celtics, hated them all, hated them all. You left Bill Walton. One thing I hate more are Red Sox fans. I don't like them. The feelings mutual. I don't like them. I don't like them at all. And the fact that they have forevermore. What, in all honesty, Carolina fans have over Duke fans forevermore. Forevermore. Forevermore. Duke fans. They gave an L to Coach K in his final home game in Cameron indoor and then a couple weeks later ended his career in the Final Four. Personally, dispatched him out of Cameron with an L and then into NBA consultancy with an L. 2004. I don't want to talk about it. I hate it. It's the worst thing ever. Yankees up 3 -0 on the ALCS and the Red Sox come back and win it. Four games to three. My misery. You are a pure delight, Chris, right? Correct? Yeah. The greatest of all time. I remember exactly what I was doing. All of those games. And so here we are in 2023. I'm just going about my business watching the NBA playoffs. That's all I'm doing. And you know what? Heat being up three games to none. I'm not sitting here and being spiteful saying I want you guys to lose. I honestly did not care if you advanced to the NBA Finals or not. Honestly, no skin off my nose. And I normally do like a series to go six, seven games. So this thing going six, seven games. I didn't care. But now I see the 2004 shades again. The Red Sox did it to the Yankees. So now the Celtics can do it to the Heat. And here we are sitting here on the Friday before Memorial Day weekend. And the Celtics have taken three shots from the Heat and they're still alive. And here we are on this Friday. And without question, the Celtics feel like they're up three games to two going down to Miami to wrap up this series. Without a doubt, it feels that way to me and any other human being that can fog up a mirror. It sure looks like the Heat are finished. Gabe Vincent in street clothes. And the Celtics making threes. The rim that was as oval as any rim in any one of those pop up carnivals that you see that takes your money because you can't make your shots because there's no way the ball actually fits in that rim. You ain't winning that prize for your sweetheart. Now that thing's as wide as those tunnels from the big dig days back when the Red Sox sucked and everything was fine. Back when Tip O 'Neill was strolling into cheers. The Red Sox were cursed. I don't like it. Isn't that funny how sports normally brings people together TJ but today I don't feel that way. Hey Rich, I just want to give you a heads up. I tried to tell you. Also, maybe Miami shouldn't let A -Rod and Jeter at the game on Saturday night. Don't let them in the game. This guy, that guy, that guy over there. Just saying, maybe keep them out. Why don't you just leave the Yankees out of this? Why? This is what I'm talking about. Wear that your whole life. All 27 championships. Who cares, you blew a 3 -0 lead. Olmo is wearing a leprechaun hat. Olmo is 1 ,000 % wearing a Celtics uniform right now. I don't know what the hell happened.
"christian mccaffrey" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"You want to catch the ball in front of you. I want to highlight two plays here from Jim Garoppolo, and I wonder if this is going to be sort of a trend. It's a small sample size, but I wonder if this is going to be a trend going forward a little bit where he becomes just a little more confident in what's going on out there. And maybe last year had something to do with Trey Lance waiting in the wings. But also, he just threw out his career has not been a guy who's particularly good later in the downs. Whether that's working deeper into progressions or God forbid he gets moved off his spot and has to kind of improvise a little bit. It tends to go really badly. The last two weeks we have seen a play. There is one in the victory over, gosh. Who was it? The rams two weeks ago, I can't even remember the forty-niners scheduled now. All I can remember is watching their offense and kind of marveling at it. When they played in a prime time game and it was against the Los Angeles chargers. That's who it was. Seeing nobody likes the Chargers. No can even recognize them. From a game here. When they believe the chart, they had a play where he was kind of looking left looking left looking laugh. Nothing was there. He had to move off his spot, which again is just bad news over the course of his career. And ended up hitting Christian McCaffrey on like a wheel route, and it was like, wow, that was the most ungar play I've ever seen him make. And you saw on Monday night, you know, the touchdown to brain naik, which he didn't have to move around, but it's a long developing, you know, he's moving through his regressions, not with a ton of speed. But getting deep into his progression, there's no panic in it. And then he fires a really well placed ball into the end zone. It's touchdown. Those are kind of un Garoppolo things that are going on here. And that's what lifts a guy beyond kind of, again, we're talking about two plays. He's always going to be a system guy. But that lifts you above just being the system guy. And if those, you know, one or two times in a playoff game where he has to create something late in the down, if those turn into even just not negative plays. And even if he gets a positive play out of it, that's kind of a big deal. I mean, that could be the difference between winning a postseason game and losing one. Yeah. My curiosity is what happens if what happens if you force him the could he roast you deep consistently. Yeah. And I don't know. And so here's an interesting advanced stat, Carrie. And I know you're so I accused you before of being anti advanced stats and I was I was wrong on that. You're not anti advanced stats, but you are healthily skeptical of advanced deaths. Is that fair? Yes, I like advanced stats. I think they are, I think there are a lot of them that are misused and misunderstood. Okay. So average error average average yards to the sticks. So how many yards between each of your throws, your intended target? How far away from the first down marker are they? Tua is one of the highest in the NFL.
"christian mccaffrey" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"We have to make a 6 yard play like a ten yard play. And I think Christian McCaffrey is the absolute prime example of that. He's been doing that with really crappy offenses for a really long time and it seems like, you know, even an 8 man boxes, he's able to do this. And now, with a little bit more space and I think a little bit more ingenuity, he's turned into quite a weapon and no, he's not gonna throw like 8 more touchdown passes this season, so like what we saw today is not like meaningful in that sense, but I think it is meaningful for them to, I thought this was a big information game, right? Because a lot of teams play the same kind of defenses Raheem Morris does in LA and what you're doing is you're kind of allowing Christian McCaffrey to start giving you information about how a lot of other teams on your schedule are going to play you. And I do think that that was interesting, right? So if I line them up wide if I'm putting them in this kind of motion, if I'm starting them sprinting before the snap, how is everybody going to kind of adjust to that? Are they going to cover him? Are they not going to cover him? And so I actually thought like the halfback pass was like a neat example of not necessarily that it was cool that he could throw the football. That is cool. But just like, how much respect are you going to have in these situations, right? Yep, and this was part of the answer is this is because if you have a Christian McCaffrey, you want to use him as being part of the solution for your office at this point. But also with debo Samuel out in this game, there was a little more of a need for him to do some of this stuff in this rams game, which they got done, the other thing I want to bring up for the forty-niners side is there's probably some hand wringing with this defense a little bit. I know by like halftime of this game, there are some hand rigging with the defense and what's happening here. I do think we underestimate linebackers when they are playing against really good offenses with a really good offensive architects. And the way I hate to say this about the reserve forty-niners linebackers, but the way you can kind of exploit weaker linebackers that we saw the chiefs do last week and we saw Sean mcvay do in the first half of this game. The rams ran, I don't know. If they ran 30 plays in the first half, I feel like 27 of them were some variation of a screenplay. It just kept on doing it. And then they got the touchdown to Cooper Cup, which was they went after or in Burke's. Who's filling in for Dre green law at this point. So Drake greenlaw has been out. I think it's a much different defense when you are missing a starter, but I think especially going up against the chiefs and the rams, that difference is really going to be exploited more than maybe it would be against sort of generic opponent X so I have a gripe on that front because we didn't talk, will you and I talk regularly, but we didn't talk and record it for a podcast after the Buccaneers after the Buccaneers Thursday Night Football loss.
"christian mccaffrey" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"All right, so there's the Jimmy train, Jimmy trainer of the SI media podcast, as always, taking us through all the games here. And we'll also use this one, I guess, to queue up our unofficial Simpsons clip of the week. Why don't we play that Shelby? Hi, is it sky to his odds that ooda disappeared and suddenly they're serving us this mysterious food called uda bra? Oh, relax kids. I've got a gut feeling Hooters around here somewhere. After all, isn't there a little odor and all of us? In fact, you might even say we just ate odor and he's in our stomachs right now. Wait, scratch that one. Yeah, that has nothing to do with this game. It's just a really good clip from a treehouse of horror. I guess you could say that maybe the rams, well, that'd be weird. I was gonna say, I guess you could say maybe the rams wish they ate Christian McCaffrey instead of allowing them to play against it, but I don't know man. Something like that. It's really just, it's happy Halloween to everyone who celebrates or if you're listening to this later in the week and it's after Halloween, which is Monday. You know, happy Halloween 2023, 360 something days from now. For sure. Yeah. But let's get into the forty-niners just continued dominance of the rams here at this point. And we talked a little bit about Christian McCaffrey last week and we kind of tongue in cheek, talked about what a bummer the trade was as they got blown out by the chiefs in their own building. This was, and I think this is kind of my takeaway on this McCaffrey performance. He had the, he had the pass run and receiving touchdown in this game. Which is neat. That's always like a cool thing, but that doesn't really apologies to the late great David Patton. That doesn't necessarily statistical anomaly. That's not something that's shows really his value. And we have kind of geeked out, obviously, about what you can do with him from a formation standpoint, from a mismatch standpoint out there. But his two touchdowns, the two he scored the rushing touchdown and the receiving touchdown. They were just examples of him being better than everyone else on the field with the ball in his hands. I guess I should specify, he took it down to the pylon on the previous and then he punched in on the next play, but that is just a run he created that maybe ten guys in the league can do that with the ball in their hands, running backs, receivers, and tight ends. And then he had a receiving touchdown where second reaction play, which is not Jimmy Garoppolo's strength. McCaffrey got to where he had to be. And then he ends up just the body control and the footwork to make that catch on the side of the end zone. I mean, that's as good as any receiver. So you just kind of end up with a guy who, you know, with all the neat stuff the versatility means before the snap, just absolutely dominant after the snap on those plays. Yeah, and in a way, right? It all fits into what Kyle Shanahan's core ethos is, right? Is that, you know, you have to be able to create above and I'm gonna put you in a great position, but then you have to make the situation even better than we could have possibly imagined, right? You have to extend the play via yards after catch.
"christian mccaffrey" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"All right, Connor or give me your dream trades. Trade deadline coming up in less than a week here. All right, so I just kind of want a thumbs down. I got 7 of them for you. Okay. I'm going to start with the least sexy and then I'll kind of work my way up. To trick everybody into staying until the end of the podcast. You have to listen to the ads so that Gary and I can survive. As human beings. All right, so first one, I'm not even gonna do a dremel for Gary. Not totally sexy, but, you know, kind of a tea leaves one here. And again, these are dream trades. So this one was kind of a short afternoon nap dream, right? Maybe after consuming a little too much cold medicine. But nyheim Hines to the ramps. What do you think about that? Okay. Yeah, I can get behind that. The one bummer for the rams, just from a draft or standpoint, is yes, the fact that cam Akers is for whatever reason no longer really a part of their program for the time being is a bummer, but I was kind of here to see what kyron Williams does. The Rookie out of Notre-Dame, what was he a 5th round pick? Me too. He kind of fits that mold. I don't think he's naive Heinz level of ability as a pass catcher, but I think he can be in that general mold there. So that's the only reason I'm a little bit a little bit standoffish on that one because I would like to see a little more run for a kyron Williams once he's healthy and ready to go. I think the thing is, right? You were in on Christian McCaffrey, you're not getting him. The next and I have the next best pass catching back kind of factoring in elsewhere here in a surprise. So by virtue of your interest in Christian McCaffrey, you have telegraphed the need for that, right? Which is speed out of the backfield past catching ability out of the backfield to help Matt Stafford and you could see why a good check down option would open up stuff for them. Okay.
"christian mccaffrey" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
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"christian mccaffrey" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"Is what it is right now. Jets Broncos. All right, we got our wish with a Bret ripping game here for the Broncos. It went pretty much as well as you would expect it would be. I do appreciate all the folks who are like, oh, see, it's just, you know, they're struggling just bad with Brent ripping. So Russ Wilson is in The Bronx. It's like, yeah, well, the $230 million quarterback is supposed to be on one level and not on the same level as you're. Basically veteran minimum. It's gonna say, don't be knocking Brett rippon makes a nice living for his family. He does. He does. You shop at Whole Foods. Nothing. Nothing to be nothing to be sneezed out here. If that's a job you can get, you take it. But yeah, you know, Russell Wilson is supposed to be on a higher level than Brett rippin. So I'm not sure what the takeaway is as far as Russell Wilson goes. But the Broncos just continue to struggle very badly. Yeah. I don't know what the answer is. This is, boy, it's just not going the way that we thought it was going to go. From the beginning of the season, thought this team was going to win 11 games. And they're two and 5. And to be honest, it seems, I don't know if you caught when they announced that Russell Wilson was out. Adam Schefter had said, Russell Wilson did everything he could to get ready for this game in Nathaniel Hackett holding him back and I saw that and I was like, this place is a disaster. Like it's just because, right, Adam doesn't Adams a great reporter and he's very connected, but you know, he's not choosing those words into those words are being said somewhere along the line to him in that order, right? And so it's like man alive. We've reached, we've reached a bad place. This is a bad place that they're in right now. It's just like, I don't know what the, even looking beyond this season. I don't know what the answer is at this point because you still have the quarterback problem. And again, and we've talked about this, we're probably going to talk about this for the next, I don't know, four years because that's how long he is locked into that deal with the Broncos at this point. If Russell Wilson is going to insist on playing a style of football that he is ill suited to play, that's going to be the issue. I mean, this is obviously an absurd analogy here, but if Tom Brady comes in and says, I'm just a sprint option guy now. We're just going to run nothing but sprint option. You'd be like, one, you probably want to know that before you signed into a monster extension, hopefully someone had the conversation with them. I don't know if they did. I mean, there's just so many unanswered questions as to how this happened and how they ended up in this spot with, again, a quarterback who is insisting on playing a style of football that he is not good at. As opposed to the south football that he had been pretty good at. And then you put on top of it, okay, what's the physical drop off going to be into his 30s? How's it going to affect his previous style play that he was good at considering it was very much based on a lot of stuff that kind of tends to go away physically to get older. Is that what they call it? Stuff that tends to go away physically as you get older. Yeah. It is boy. This is going to be. Either the Walmart guys like, wow, this is bad. And it just says, well, whatever, let's just trade them. And at this point, well, let me back up. Let's say that the Broncos were like holy shit. The Walmart guy comes in. I don't know what the Walmart guys. Is it like his name wall? His name is he seems Walt. Is that what it called? Walmart? Is that what they call it Walmart? Yeah, I always assume so. Okay. So yeah, if Walmart guy comes in and his name's rob Walton, rob. Rob Walt. And he comes in and he's like, oh, by some miracle he was just like, yeah, no. Russell Wilson's a problem. Let's just see what we can get for him and I'll take the profits from one of my stores in 6 hours and I'll pay the dead cap hit no big deal. Whatever. Would any team trade significant draft capital for him again? There were already, I mean, look, you go back a couple of years. There were some offensive coaches who were not thrilled at the prospect of working with him because again, he is a guy who lived off a lot of improvisation. And that's all of the conversation. How much does it bother you if your play caller can't get into rhythm or you don't know exactly where the ball is going, et cetera, et cetera. And that substituted here in there, and obviously his play out of structure more than outweighed the shortcomings when it came to that. But if you were an offensive coach that can be fairly frustrating, right now, if you are, I mean, and look, coaches don't get to make the final call in most of these situations. But if you're like an offensive coach, I mean my God. No, this is a horror story for an offensive coaching staff. I mean, this is the last thing you want is a huge money big name quarterback coming in and kind of telling you he's not gonna do the stuff that made him really good in the past. And you have to make him into, again, Tom Brady running the sprint option type of stuff. And figure out a way to make it work because there's not really an answer. There's no answer to completely reinventing someone's style of play, even setting aside the physical deficiencies, you can't do that at age 35. I mean, it's done. So, you know, some owner might get starry eyed and bring him in some defensive coach might say, boy, I remember what a pain in the butt it was to game plan for him. Let's put him under center, but man, if you're an offensive coach, I don't know what the, I don't know what the horror movie analogy is here. They're too scary for me. I don't watch those movies. I would, I would guess, this is just a guess. I would guess if you rounded up, really, right? Because who else, do we remember another team kind of being in on? Wilson this off season? There were stuff being thrown out there. I mean, look, the most regrettable thing I said this summer and boy, can you imagine this alternate reality? You had posed the question if you were the eagles, would you spend all that draft capital and go get Russell Wilson now? And just, you know, after Jalen hurts had that problematic playoff loss in Tampa, just say, you know what? We were never really fully in on Jalen hurts anyway. Let's go get a guy who we know will give us a certain level of play. I mean, that would have been just the worst thing in the world. To move on to move on from Jalen hurts and also to move on there. So my advice there was terrible. I don't know if the eagles were ever seriously in on him though. I know if the Panthers were ever seriously, the Panthers seemed to be in on everyone, so you probably could get something out of Carolina at that point, but. I mean, I don't know, man. But I was gonna say if you would have asked family feud style, we're pulling a hundred offensive coordinators. How many of you would like to be the primary play caller for Russell Wilson? Less than
"christian mccaffrey" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"Got a new hat. There we go. Excellent line read for weyland smithers on that one too. Yeah, this was a lot of issues defensively for the forty-niners in this game, which the chiefs do that to you. They also lost Drake green law when they're fine linebackers in the third quarter. But it really went sideways here, defensively, but offensively, gosh, so many ugly plays still crop up despite all of these just millions of playmakers in this offense. Yeah, so I don't know if you've read what I wrote about Christian McCaffrey at midnight on Thursday when this happened, but needless to say, I was pretty excited. I would imagine that let's say midnight on Thursday back in whatever 2000 BC, I find out I'm writing it on deadline and we find out about the creation of democracy. I think I would be, I think I was nicer to Christian. I was more excited about the Christian McCaffrey trade than I would have been for like a world changing political setup. So yeah, man, I was so excited. But you know what? You and I especially, I feel like I've done so many stories on an outside zone and wide zone, why it works, what it's good about it, and specifically what's good about Kyle Shanahan and I think it was so cool about it was, okay, he's got a tight end that's really a wide receiver in George kittle. He's got Kyle use check because a fullback is really tight end. And then he's got deebo Samuel's a wide receiver who could also be a running back. Now he's got a running back who could be a wide receiver. You could run, you could line that team up in any personnel grouping possible. The defense of coordinator has no anchor. He can't look at what you have on the field and decide what he wants to put in there. You should be a you shouldn't be beating teams. You should be assaulting teams. And granted, it's going to take him a week or two to get in the lineup. He didn't seem like he had a ton of snaps this week. But I mean, you know, I said that this was going to make him Super Bowl contenders and I feel a little silly today. I'm not going to lie. I don't know. So here's the thing, obviously they didn't have Christian McCaffrey up to speed in this one. They had like 72 hours to get him ready for his first game at four 9 uniform. We're going to fire off takes because that's what we are paid just obscene amounts of money to do. But there's not a whole lot to take away. As far as I McCaffrey and his fitness office, and you're right, I mean, defense is based what they're going to do. Their first hint is what kind of personnel you have on the field. The personnel is almost meaningless because like you said, everyone can do everything. Put Robbie gold at left guard. I mean, they can go ahead and do that and get away with it. You know, defensively, a bit of a head scratcher in this one. I would have hoped that this unit fared better against a chiefs offense. I was missing tyreek hill, and missing that sort of game breaking speed element. Just not a good day for them. But the whole approach, it's not exactly the same because the Miami Dolphins just collected so much overwhelming speed. That it's almost like, you know, this is, this is too much. This is too much speed. This is unfair to have this much speed on the field at one time. This is not quite that, but it's in the same vein. It's the overall approach of saying, we can't really do anything about the quarterback right now. We're not going to call the Chargers and get Justin Herbert, although if the charge are going to continue to use Justin Herbert in the way they are right now, maybe they do. I don't know. You're not going to get some sort of game changing quarterback in there right now. So the next best thing, thing is you just surround him with such an embarrassment, such an obscene amount of talent that it can't not work. And you seen it, click fairly well in Miami, small sample size at this point, but in San Francisco, it's still a lot of the same issues, and we know Jimmy Garoppolo is not a guy who's going to play well in second reaction. That's just never been his game. It's never going to be his game, but his decision making and his really like just sort of scattershot accuracy. It's been a deal for, you know, like three seasons now. He just fires high and wide for no particular reason too often. And I like the decisiveness he plays with most of the time. I like the sort of underneath intermediate accuracy, but there's just way too many, you know, you've got like a half dozen a game where it's just like, what is this? What are you doing? Like when I file a column, Gary, right? Half doesn't half dozen a week. Half is a week from Connor. Half dozen a week where Gary's like, what am I doing here? You're like Kyle Shanahan and you're cool ski hat, ski trucker hat. Just sorta regretting some life choices. But, you know, it's weird, right? The brand and Iook is obviously very, very fast. And I guess he's sort of their theoretical burner. And there is a necessary burner that you need that to run this offense. It's part of the ingredient to this. But I feel like where the forty-niners and the dolphins sort of diverged from their philosophies, which is really interesting. Mike mcdaniel is speed speed speed speed. And Kyle Shanahan is sort of like yak yak yak yak yak, you know? And now this is a very yak heavy team, but it's predicated so much on, like you said, the deciphered the decisiveness and the accuracy because not only do you have to get the ball out on time, you have to put it in the right spot to give them room to run. That's how they're going to make up a lot of the deficiencies in this offense. They're going to get yards after the catch. They're going to turn a 6 yard gain into a ten yard gain. That's their whole money making scheme that they have going on there. Who's the infomercial with the guy with the question mark suit? Oh yeah, he had the book. It was for a book. Yes, and it was some sort of scam, right? Oh my God. Well, I can't say for sure, but when it comes on at Comedy Central at three 30 a.m. Matthew lesko. Yes, there you go. Very good. Matthew lesko. Oh, for federal grant funding? Is that what he was doing? Free money. That's what it was called. Yeah. Federal grant, he's still alive, by the way. He got his MBA from American university. He's got two kids.
"christian mccaffrey" Discussed on Greg Bedard Patriots Podcast with Nick Cattles
"Greg about Christian barmore. He's just every week. Like you said, the last three or four weeks every week he's in my three up. He's just been unbelievably impactful. He's been tremendous and here's the thing, Nick, that stands out. And I'll just use the pick 6 as an example of sort of his on field awareness and things like that. So that whole play, the Panthers are running outside zone. They're going to boot the other way. And basically what you're depending on. And the Patriots run similar plays to this. You're depending on the defensive line sliding with the offensive line. Because you have to go they still have to respect the run. And close down the gaps and stuff like that. And barmore does that initially, but at some point and I don't know what it was, maybe it was just sort of Sam darnold turning his head to the right, but bar more sensed it, Reddit, boom, saw that it was going to be a bootleg the other way and close really fast. And that started the whole play. Darnold was running for his life, then judon comes on late and darnold just makes a God awful throw instead of throwing it out of bounds. And they get the pick 6. That's just, you know, one example, and that that's been the most surprising thing and it's the most surprising thing to people around the NFL. The teams that passed on him at the bottom of the first round, who sort of questioned his football instincts on the professional level. And to me, I can tell you ever since he got on the field consistently, the practice field during training camp, there's not been one time. Preseason, regular season or anything where I've looked at and been like, he's not getting this. He's not getting that. He's not seeing this. It's been quite the opposite. It's been actually, he sees more than a lot of veterans do in this defense at that position. And so I've just been completely blown away every week by him. He is at times when you watch him. He's a man amongst boys. In a hat to have that kind of an impact in your rookie season. And when I'm talking about like ladder stages of The Rookie season we're talking like, you know, three, four weeks and we're going, okay, this dude is legit. And he is, I mean, he's throwing guys around on the field. He's mauling double teams. He's pressuring the quarterback. He stopped the touchdown too. Earlier. Darnold had Christian McCaffrey wide open and far more deflected to pass to save a touchdown. I mean, he's a dude. He is a dude. And he's a player that patriots fans obviously are ecstatic about, and you should be, because when you see this kind of legitimate impact from somebody who's playing, you know, a 6, 7th, 8th professional game. That means as long as he sticks with the program, as long.
"christian mccaffrey" Discussed on Patriots Beat
"And we've seen rural do that. And we've seen Joe Brady do that. And that's why I like that group a lot better than I like a guy like Stefanski or a guy like Lafleur or guy like Shanahan because what they have works if it works really well. The conditions are right, but the conditions aren't always right. We've seen Brady in rural adapt and that's why I liked the Panthers coming into this season. Obviously, you know, there's only so much adapting you can do when you lose a player like Christian McCaffrey. Three with him one and four without him and speaks for himself. But, you know, you talk about kind of being surprised about that. And I'm not because even with burrow at LSU, I mean, they adapted they still threw the ball a ton, but they never threw the ball the same like you wouldn't see two games where they're really using the same carbon copy strategy. You see that even more ecology doing the NFL. Joe Brady's not somebody who's afraid to deviate from what he knows if it's going to help him win a football game. And we talked about Bill being the ultimate game plan coach. And I think that's a huge reason for success. I think that gets undersold all the time. How much of a game plan coach Bill Belichick truly is? Maybe the purest example of a game plan coach leagues ever seen. And they're facing another game plan team this week. Yeah, Matt Matt rose been pretty impressive. I mean, the record hasn't necessarily yet but he hasn't really had the quarterback. But I a 100% agree with you that he feels like the type of guy that is adjusting and adapting to his personality. And the one thing that you mentioned missing a guy like McCaffrey, the record speaks for itself, but also their passing game production has absolutely gone in the tank since Christian McCaffrey got hurt. And if you watch their first couple of weeks with McCaffrey on the field, it's not just him catching the football out of the backfield. It's also the gravity of Christian McCaffrey being on the field. There are so many instances that I could pull up from the first two weeks where two or three guys converge to Christian McCaffrey and it leaves somebody else open down the field or it leaves DJ Moore one on one with space or leaves Robbie Anderson on a vertical because everybody is so keyed on CMC. And once you take that out of your offense, now defenses are applying resources to Robbie Anderson and DJ Moore. And they're coming after Sam darnold because they don't have to worry about the back out of the backfield. And the running game has pretty much stayed steady without McCaffrey. They're exactly the same running team with McCaffrey as they happen without. But they're passing numbers have absolutely gone into the tank since McCaffrey left the lineup because of that injury. It's kind of weird. They have averaged 4.1 rushing yards per attempt with McCaffrey and 4.1 rushing yards per attempt without McCaffrey. Two hubbards, giving them the exact same production. But in the passing game, there is a complete difference in their production in that side of things. I mean, you remember me during the draft. I was a big I'm still a big trooper guy like me. I think he's.
"christian mccaffrey" Discussed on The Trendzone
"Some points laid to kind of get it closer but You know that offense. There's no running game they're mile sanders has been a huge disappointment. Kenneth gain wells. Been pretty good When he's got an opportunity so we'll see how those snaps are divided between them where they've been pretty good with the tight end. Got back from the cova lists and dallas got ours. Has some really nice games to and devante smith. He's leading the team in receptions so far so it looks like they've made good on that Early draft pick by. They just got to get this together and so many injuries on the offensive line and on defense it's gonna take for these eagles but They gotta find a way for a gut. Check to go in there and beat these carolina panthers. Yeah and this panthers squad dude. Obviously they were three and one. They were flying high. They took a lost. Your cowboys last week But you know. Sam played a good game number three hundred yard game. He's been running the ball when he needs to and when he gets down to the red zone. It's these turns into cam. Newton superman style as he's got five rushing touchdowns in his team's first four games That's the first guy in. Nfl history to pull off that stunt so But he's throwing the ball obviously very un jet like so he's getting that stink off of him from jets and people thought he was. You know piece of crap but it turns out he's actually. It was just a jet. He was just a chat at that time. Now he's a panther and it's a lot better. He's playing really strong football and even christian. Mccaffrey not being on the field That hasn't slowed them die Hubbard has run well for this offense but but it's it's really sam darnold connection with dj more who's turned out to be a phenomenal weapon for them last week. One hundred thirteen yards in two touchdowns and Thankfully for me and my fantasy land. He actually started throwing the football to robbie anderson five catches last week. That was a season high. But i'll take it right. Spread the ball around but dj more has been a hell of a weapon for these guys not sure. When they're going to get christian mccaffrey back But obviously the sooner the better. But this carolina panther team looks to be legit at this point sitting three and one in the season. Yeah we'll see how they respond coming off that be done to the cowboys See if they can bounce back off of that all right. Dave a couple of three in one teams. We've got the green bay packers at the cincinnati bengals and the packers three and a half point favorites on the road and after the packers dropped that first game and look like poop. We we never heard. Relex just You know specifically. But i think the vibe was there for aaron rodgers. It's just one game. that's all. Aaron rodgers was quite confident that he was gonna find his rhythm. Obviously when you've got a guy like davante adams on the squad it's always You know you've always got a weapon that the other team just can't really deal with no matter..
Darnold Throws 2 TDs, Panthers D Dominates Saints 26-7
"Sam Darnold in the Panthers are to it following a twenty six seven win over the saints the Panthers outgained Orleans three hundred eighty three to one twenty eight for the game and had twenty first downs to New Orleans six Donald was twenty six of thirty eight for three hundred five yards two touchdowns and one interception as he continues to flourish since leaving the jets Christian McCaffrey added one hundred thirty seven yards from scrimmage and scored his first TD of the season Janus Winston was held to one hundred eleven yards passing was intercepted twice and sacked four times I'm Dave Ferrie
NFL Preseason: Indianapolis Colts' Jacob Eason Outshines Sam Ehlinger Win Over Carolina Panthers
"The final. Preseason game of this weekend was in indianapolis. The colts they beat the panthers twenty one to eighteen one more. Exciting games of the entire sleet we had. Pj walker formerly of the xfl re looked really good for the carolina. Panthers i mean really good. He was ten twenty. One hundred. Sixty one yards touched out a really explosive athlete. That was moving very fast. He can throw on. The run was ripping throws up the sidelines and again a great backup who could see a lot of time. Depending on what. Sam darnold does but good backup to have cuba hubbard. He'd a huge run after escaping from the pile. He can be a really nice complement to christian. Mccaffrey for carolina. If he does what he did at oklahoma state you tears marsal marshalls kind of show a little bit of what he can do. The y rec- route. Lsu who some thought. He would be a first round pick but he was second round. Pick he had three receptions for eighty yards Takeaway from this game as jacob and he looked pretty solid and the colts are going with jacob and sam etlinger two quarterbacks with a lot of experience but easing looks like the more superior quarterback he he was fifteen to twenty one hundred eighty three yards another again. Another guy with some really impressive throws a all lot of dimes this weekend but he had some really impressive throws down the field. Sam longer was ten fifteen fifty five yards. He interception but offers a little bit more of that mobility aspect to his game. So it'll be interesting to see how that battle plays out but reports coming out this week or that went his injury return. Does luke
"christian mccaffrey" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Best out of the day. Stat of the day. Here comes that What stat of the day All right. Best inwards to the weekend. It's great to be back phone calls or welcome. Peter King will join us coming up his Carolina. The landing spot the destination for two Shawn Watson. And what would you give up for two Shawn Watson? I say you're Carolina. How many first round draft picks. And Christian McCaffrey. If you're the Dolphins, how many first round draft picks? And would you give up? Christian Wilkens, former teammate of Sean Watson's, would you give up to Ah, If you're the Jets, how money First round picks you give up. And you give up Sam Darnell's Would have no problem giving up. Whatever a team once. If I could get my franchise quarterback on his second contract, and he's 25 years of age, the league is all about getting a quarterback. The league is set up for you to go. Eight. Nate. They want everybody to go. Eight. Nate. The difference between 10 and six Six and eight. That math didn't work Six and 10. Sorry, e. I was I was on a roll. Okay? I mean times a couple of times 18 minutes in all right, 10 and 66 and 10 is your quarterback. I mean, there's some luck that goes into it. But your quarterback is the difference. And if you get your quarterback or you can get a quarterback, you go get him. Yeah. Did have a good time off. By the way I do. I just didn't have anybody to talk to It's all I've you know, I've had some things on my mind and I You know, I wanted to be able to express those. I'm not on Twitter, by the way. Yes, but come, people on the Twitter said. You know, if you're not a outsider, an insider, you could be a tweener like you're not a defensive lineman or a linebacker. You could be a tweener. Not that works. You like the Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen of sports reporting. Wow, that's not working. That's well between the things that working. That's one of the meanest things you've ever said She just played. No, I was shooting down between her idea. Just indirectly got another one. You're not inside the house. You're not outside the house. You're like a three season porch, open air, but there's no you know. Heat or air conditioning room floor where he screened in those green and smoke a cigar out there. Nobody you, man. Yeah. Yeah. Don't go into that world. You know the insiders? Yeah, that stuff. It true you up, They will spit you out. I got to find out of Peter's an insider and outsider. I don't I don't know, I I hope he's an outsider, right. We're going to take a break. We'll come up with a poll question and we got ah, couple of their stats of the day. We'll talk about the Lakers situation with LeBron. He wants to be the M V P, but I can't have him play all these minutes with Anthony Davis out for the next month and are the Nets the team to beat in the embassy? Spring football underway in college football and so we got a lot of things to dive into. But it'll be great to hear from you. 8773 d p show. Email address. Dp Dan patrick dot com Twitter handle AT DP Show Back with the great Peter King right after this on the Dan Patrick show. Dollar shave club. You walk into your favorite store. You go to the razor section. We've all done this you go. I don't know what I'm doing here. Eight played 10 Blade Dollar Shave Club is now at a store near you. So you know when you go in and you hear me talking about dollar shave club That's the razor for you. They have the premium six played cartridge That's for daily shavers. They have a four blade cartridge for less frequent shavers. But this is where they have mastered this. They put him in the same package. So dollar shave club puts both cartridges in one started box. So you decide you test drive both. You might even like both shave every day. Uh, Princess to shave a couple of times a day. I d Oh, I don't know what that's all about Five o'clock shadow like Frenchy has like a 10 A.m. Shadow and 5 P.m. shut the time I get home from work..
Will Houston Texans trade QB Deshaun Watson?
"I tell you. I don't know if houston will actually trae does shawn watson because there. They would be idiots if they did. But it is houston but it is houston a. b. if shawn watson is the one asking for the trade than you at least have to give it consideration because you do not want an unhappy quarterback because then that turns into an unhappy team. Yeah and if if you're a new general manager there's no better way to make a statement then to immediately come in and get a franchise quarterback that still in his prime. Yeah just ask the question. What would you trade for. Deshaun watson and i will make this easy for the both of you. I will go ahead and give you my answer. Whatever in the hell houston basically literally. I would trade them whatever they want you can name player a draft pick or a combination of the two and i would agree. I think from a team building perspective. That's the way to go. I just like from a panthers fan perspective. I wanna keep the players that we have that. I like no green other sites that coin. Yeah the fan in me. I don't wanna trae brian burns. I don't wanna trade. Jeremy chinn don't wanna trade dj more. I don't wanna trade christian mccaffrey house and say yeah. I mean i don't order those guys. But if houston asked for any combination of them. I would do it. You don't get the opportunity. To get bonafide franchise quarterbacks five years old still in the prime under a reasonable contract. In the first year he would only count like ten and a half million dollars against our salary cap this year now next year that have to do an extensive because his cap number jumps to like thirty five million. They would have to figure out a way around that but they could do it.
"christian mccaffrey" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Henry for the season one. He's averaging 105. Okay, so he's doing pretty well week to week, But more importantly, they're playing Houston this week and when they played earlier in the season Derrick Henry 212 yards, so He could do this yet and previous game against Houston. I think last year we ran for over 200, so this is possible. I mean, we could see Derrick Henry hit 2000 yards this season, which hasn't been done since Adrian Peterson. So that's a big deal. It also puts him in company with Chris Johnson. C J to K Now the Titans running back, but Looking at Derrick Henry. It's so fascinating, right? Because think about this we talk about now, and he is a clearly understood by everybody. Bonified superstar. Two years ago. That wasn't the case. You remember Derrick Henry two years ago because he was a guy that getting done a whole lot. I mean, his first season he had maybe 500 yards. Second season. He didn't do much until basically the back half of the year. I mean, it took Derrick Henry maybe until the last four games of the season. Before he actually became the Derrick Henry that we know today, and it's a testament to the coaching staff of the Titans and using him properly, and it's also kind of shocking because My goodness, Mike malarkey. What were you doing? What was he doing like It's crazy to think that there were ties that Mike Malarkey wasn't able to get the talent out of Derrick Henry. We're talking about a Straight forward, run you over running back, and it took him a couple of years to figure it out. But now that he's figured it out, he's rolling and he's unstoppable. And that's why when I mentioned before the idea that Derrick Henry is exceptional, I really mean that. I mean, he is a guy that is the focal point of an offense. He doesn't catch passes for running back. That's pretty rare, like look at all the Kamara and and what he is for the Saints and how great of a receiver he is. Christian McCaffrey, Dalvin cook and catch a good number of passes. But Derrick Henry doesn't really do that. Yet. He's still a guy that you can believe is the center of an offense that can win playoff games and has one playoff games. So he's just a he's amazing player. I mean, you really got to step back and appreciate what he is. He's very unique in today's NFL, So I'm rooting for him but a 55212. 4 to 27. That's how you do on the show. I'm Vince Quinn. This is the Vince Quinn show and we have a mailbox now, so I had to wait it out The address. Come find us on dissent is something in the mail, but also when we come back You got the bills playing the Dolphins. There's some drama for the Dolphins regarding the draft, and I want to talk about that next, but first stay tuned for a sports update with Mike McCann. See me for sports flag. Events. It looks like the Orange Bull's gonna ignite some.
NFL Week 14 injuries: Christian McCaffrey's new issue, Antonio Gibson out of practice again
"Injuries we paying attention to the bigger buzzkill of the week on the injury or injury front here christian mccaffrey. A third injury now. with the shoulder Following up now also with a quad injury had high ankle sprain. Keep matt. He's he's not gonna play this week hopes are he will be back week. Fifteen or sixteen. But if we have. Mike davis there 'cause they'll lineup versus the panthers rb one this week antonio gibson that looking good got exactly one. Snap against the steelers on monday night before you heard a toe injury we're gonna watch his status heading towards the end of the week. He's out peyton barber on the early down work. Obviously jd mckissic. We'll get the pr action there. The pass catching back. Josh jacobs unlikely to play this week with an ankle issue. You're out devante booker. last week. It didn't work out. I'm not very optimistic about it this week. Either if out to that's a situation to avoid to straightness practices for. Aj brown the study for the titans with an ankle issue. This'll probably be around friday. I'll be looking at the most on practice tomorrow but take out. That's certainly a big blow to receivers out already for carolina. This week have christian mccaffrey. But also without dj more curtis samuel kobe. Nineteen list or both of those guys robby anderson. He's gonna get a ton of targets brandin cooks. We thought he might have had a fifth or sixth. I think it's now six concussion last week when he ended up medical tent. It looks like it's more of a neck injury foot issue. I am optimistic. He played just fuller out. Top targeting group brings one more week before we've probably take him back from that collapsed lung case. Him hill. Jalen hurts madge. Up is the two quarterbacks this week and that is going to be a very unique football game to watch analyst
Report: Tim Duncan stepping down as Spurs assistant coach
"A full time assistant coach with the Spurs will remain involved. Player development, Christian McCaffrey headed back to the
Belichick reaches milestone as Patriots top Raiders 36-20
"Everyone is time for the bonus episode postgame recap for Vegas Nation podcast. I'm your host Heidi Fang and I'm joined with our readers writers, Ed Greenie, Adam. Hill we're going to break down what happened here in the Raiders Lost Thirty six to twenty against the New England Patriots here Gillette Stadium in Foxborough at an ir up in the press box Adam back in Vegas a from my vantage point it was. A lot of mistakes made by the raiders, which is something you can't do against the bill belichick coach team. So we're GONNA get all into that here but I I want to remind everybody that we are brought to you by Salmon Ash, indeed visa and also favor. So make sure to subscribe wherever you're listening and what was your first take on what you saw out in the field today with the raiders. You're right. They did everything you can't do and win on the road or anywhere turn the ball over three times. Once rent on. Didn't protect car when they were driving. Me fumbled the Fumble Alina Game Matter Games already overby fumbled the end zone. In the second half, they just wore down defensively I actually done the first thirty minutes be interested at him. I think thought the first thirty minutes they played. As good. A defense as they haven't a while let's be honest. Thirteen points here cam help them a lot. He wasn't any third, but they were down on the second Apple Sikhism Derek. Carr in the offense couldn't stand field. He gave up two hundred and fifty yards total rushing late Sony Michelle when expert in its players per talking, you know these of League so they were down and they just couldn't match. Match up. So a bad game they printed everything you can do and what on the road so Adam how much in fact that these running bags like just through the defense offered their game because I don't think they were looking to contain the likes of three different running backs in this one I think they prepared to contain Cam Newton? What was your thoughts on the running game? I think I was definitely a part of it and I think there was definitely adjustments made. By the Patriots coaching staff because as as ED put out for the first half of the, Patriots were able to run the ball somewhat. But I thought a it wasn't. There wasn't those explosive plays. There wasn't those big plays downfield and it was a kind of picking up some yards here. They're moving the ball effectively but not really gashing the raiders defense and then. They figured out something in the run game after halftime and I'll be interested to find out the later in the week. Interested to get the the all twenty two film comes out like Tuesday. Look a little what happened but I think just at first glance without really looking into what they were doing on the line maybe differently. They definitely started to go to some more cutback plays where they I thought really were able to take advantage of some over pursuit of the writer side in particular from Jonathan Abram, who you know, we know what he can do. In terms just flying around offensively and having people would kind of sending a message for that defense but at the same time. You can use that aggression against him and I think the Patriots kind of figure that out a little bit and it really hit him with a big plays on a place where he got into the gap, he was near the bulk area but just couldn't make up Adams exactly right and and they're going to have to here's the thing about a player John Neighbor might think they love is aggressiveness in his hitting all that he's got a swagger Jim and I. Hate to say this, but sometimes, you just have to you have to balance that it's hard to tell a guy like that. Don't play this way but Adams wait we should for resod against Christian McCaffrey, over pursues too much when you take the battling new pursue Sunny Michelle Christian McCaffrey, they're gonNA come back will go so Yeah. They just didn't play the run wellness second atoms right they adjusted and you have to give Michelle credit like I said when you go For, an average of thirteen yards of Kerry and I don't know if he's ever average per carry more than seven in a games and you also have saved in job I am. But they did they didn't play offensively were out of rhythm Waller. We'll talk about that I know atoms writing thoughts. Darren WELLM was non factor when you get a lot of good at the bill Belgium at he talked about. How good daring waller as well. Guess what he must have died because they ran every defense coverage double team run in stem and stopped him. So atom I know you you wrote about this mean, what did you hear the game to her? How they? You know bottle up there wall I thought it was a group effort I. think that's what of expected to hear from the Patriots Bill. Belichick obviously didn't go into detail about what he did. I think it was just a lot of deception what they were doing offensively disguising it and Bella check pointed out. Hey, it wasn't somebody covering him necessarily a lot of zone. We played a lot of you know bracket coverage a lot of. Men under there was a lot of different things. Defensively. On Waller but I think it was more just about the looks of they're giving up the line and never letting the raiders. No. Before the play what kind of coverage is GonNa be on Waller? Want Credit Anybody I. Think mccourty would be the one that you would like added. Say. Devin mccourty that Dinnie. Tremendous job on him but it was a little bit of everybody kind of in the mixer.
Panthers' McCaffrey out multiple weeks with ankle sprain
"For your fantasy football teams, reports A Panther's running back Christian McCaffrey will miss multiple weeks after suffering a high ankle sprain yesterday and the
Panthers' McCaffrey out multiple weeks with ankle sprain
"Teams, reports A Panther's running back Christian McCaffrey will miss multiple weeks after suffering a high ankle sprain yesterday and the New York Giants have
New York Giants Confirm Saquon Barkley Tore ACL, Out For The Season
"There are terrible injuries all over the NFL yesterday alone. Nick. Bosa. From the niners Saquon Barkley from the giants both suffered torn ACL statistics show that through two weeks nfl record twice as many significant injuries as last year. It's actually at least six players suffered a torn acl including just recently Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin Eleven, injuries to starters in the one o'clock games alone John Do you think these injuries have something to do with the fact that there were no preseason games. Well. For example, the Rams don't play any of their starters in preseason games I think is in the spirit of your question i. think it has something to do with no camp no real camp they kind of shotgun training camp and I don't know how you could make the opposite argument that it has nothing to do with it. I wouldn't tied to preseason games what I would do it to the fact that there was very little tackling. Yes in. The game started and the other thing is I know Kyle Shanahan the niners felt like the field wasn't ready like the field I think he played in the meadowlands and he's got play there again next week because he played the jets and now he's GonNa, play the giants. Players on both teams going down. So I don't necessarily think that the facilities were one hundred percent prepared either I think again, I think the spirit of your question is the fact that they fast tracked everything and started the season. Because of Covid is that having any do with the injuries I don't know how you could say it doesn't I think it has to yeah. I mean I I completely agree I mean between training camp and preseason games where guys at least get a sense for what they get a reminder of what getting hit is like. I think they're I think they would be better off. It is an extraordinary number of injuries and none worse than Christian McCaffrey who's gone for four to six weeks and his the stalwart of my fantasy team just loyal to John Ireland how about? Yeah. I cleaned your clock thinking Matt Ryan. But. How about how about Saquon out for the year? Yeah. Entirely out for the year Bosa gone for the with a tornado. And that means that the giants I. It might be a race between the giants and the jets who the worst team football is. The whole new. York City area has to just garbage football teams because the jets are a mess and now the giants have no running game. So it's going to have it's going to have after-effects. All these
San Francisco 49ers lose Jimmy Garoppolo, Nick Bosa, Raheem Mostert
"The bigger headline from NFL week to injuries done worse than Greg's forty niners. Jimmy Garoppolo the quarterback going to be out four to six weeks with an ankle sprain juice is really bad on defense nick. Bosa. Likely. Horn. Seal. That's the season ender Solomon Thomas. Knee injury as well. Running back Brahim. MOSTER. He left the game after an eighty yard nobody touched me touchdown. He left he left the game. He's believed to have a mild knee injury giants running back Saquon? Barkley has what is believed to be an ACL tear? He would be done for the season broncos quarterback drew lock shoulder injury cam acres of the rams rib injury packers, Davante Adams Hamstring Christian McCaffrey with left with an ankle. To Ankle, but one of them is hurt but the forty niners had saquon Barkley. Those are those are the season enders probably right there. So tough day. A lot of people who weren't playing tweeting out like all the best everybody that's going down with injury Roy.
Who is ESPN Primetime's Top Player
"Time for the conclusion of the prime time players the countdown to the top fifteen players in the NFL according to ESPN experts take the recapitalised thus far four quarterbacks included only one running back that being Christian McCaffrey at number five in here is the king of the hill, the number one primetime player. Number One player I take NFL Primetime player ranking is Patrick. Mahomes Patrick mahomes bombs magic. He's the first quarterback in NFL history to win a league MVP and Super Bowl before the age of twenty five pass players yet Patrick Mahomes John Career including the playoffs mahomes is eighty nine touchdown passes during his first three seasons are the most in NFL history. He has may thirty-six regular and postseason starting his career and has never lost by more than one score clear number one chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
Madden NFL 21 ratings and rankings: Michael Thomas is the fifth member of the 99 club
"You guys care about Madden. We talked about it earlier. That Harrison Smith is the number. One ranked safety this year in Madden, but he was a ninety, five, ninety five I believe Madden's released almost all of the rankings. Now I think they've gone through almost everybody. Adam Schefter tweeted out the ninety nine clubs so far. Here are year ninety nine, which is the highest scored madden. For Twenty twenty. Wide Receiver Michael Thomas. Of The Orleans. Saints Chiefs quarterback Patrick. Mahomes K.. Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey. Rams Defensive Tackle Donald his fourth straight. Yeah of ninety nine. And a Patriots cornerback Stefan Gilmore. Those year ninety-niners in the NFL.
Panthers make McCaffrey highest-paid running back
"The Carolina Panthers of locked up their top offense a player through twenty twenty five as they've agreed to a four year contract extension with running back Christian McCaffrey according to the Associated Press the deal will average sixteen million dollars a year and make McCaffrey the highest paid running back in the NFL in twenty nineteen McCaffrey had thirteen hundred and eighty seven yards rushing and one thousand five receiving becoming only the third running back in league history the top one thousand yards in both categories in a single season Brett McMillan Charlotte
Falcons could field an offense with 11 first-round draft picks
"So we had a truck a couple of signings by the Atlanta Falcons over the weekend right to pick up tight end Hayden Hurst from the Baltimore Ravens and they also acquired look Kwan Treadwell a former number one pick for the Minnesota Vikings yeah as the Atlanta falcons roster currently stands right now on offense alone just on offense they have a Levin former first round picks all of these former first round picks quarterback Matt Ryan first round pick Todd Gurley who sign when he was released first round pick Julio Jones first round pick Calvin Ridley first round pick the Quantrill first round pick Hayden Hurst first round pick left tackle Jake Matthews first round pick left guard James carpenter first round pick center Alex Mack former first round pick Chris Lindstrom the right guard former first round pick and right tackle Caleb McGary also that he first started his first round eleven is incredible let them all eleven of them a former first round pick I mean there's no way that's ever happened before right I can't believe that what ever but here's the real question if you had to redraft everyone of these players how many would be former first rounder this okay because I think this is fair Lidstrom McGarry and carpenter I've always been really what one or two years no it's been really since two thousand eleven okay yeah so let's remind me Gerry I think you were taken off or taken them out yeah okay so all of the other nine how many would be redrafted as a first round what's what's going on it's not right absolutely no question that runs for Todd Gurley no yeah I I would say no I would sit well I would say no one quite frankly his a conversation about the value of the position in general could also affect the new with him that was the thing coming out of college yes I look he has fifty eight rushing touchdowns over his first whatever seasons and all the other ones are either in the hall of Famer going let me just say six are we saying first rounder today or go back to the beginning again it would re drawing back to the beginning again because I'm currently the way Todd Gurley came out I mean would you not still take him in the first one that's the question now right are you going to pay for that kind of production from a running back anymore we saw Christian McCaffrey Leonard for net like there's been plenty examples of even a legal or not re signing a big second contract drafting a great one of the first round can still benefit you a lot okay I'm just trying to get to it you know is that what they've done in their right career does that mean where are the first roll worthy to me the girly thing is to your point he had a knee injury coming out of college and right when they signed with the red sign that long term deal with they're trying they got out of now then he was going to be chronic so to me the top group member he was the first one that airports reset the market for running backs and it turned out no he just re establish the old line of thinking but that first three years of production would you that would you spend a first round pick on that because we saw that rand's office how much in common now it always goes like this with the running game but in combination with an offense of line that did really well what you brought into what worth over would you pay for that as the foundation of your off I'm beginning to go the Melkite around here that I'm not sure running back as well because Melvin Gordon was in that same draft and Melvin Gordon is on his team I got an extreme I think that's the biggest conversation we could take out of this is the running back position record number mellow one point eighty never take a running back in the first Rana I wonder for we're slowly but surely going back to it I mean there was a contract a couple years ago with the first running back off the board was late second round out of Tennessee and I think we're going back to that after a bevy running backs being taken so we were definitely in on Matt Ryan yes we're out on Todd Gurley a legit is amazing looking back at Todd Gurley's draft class there's not a lot of got like if you're talking about reworking the top ten Todd Gurley might be the most wealthy in that group maybe outside of Amari Cooper yeah we can we can have that discussion later because that's in it read graphic I think is always fast and you have to wait a certain amount of time Julio Jones know quite well right Calvin Ridley first round too early again I think it's too early last year what he had sixty three receptions okay just under nine hundred okay seven touchdowns I would mean he also can't account for how bad that team ask me yes or no right now I'd say yes but I still think it might be too early Hayden Hurst no not because look they they took marketers later in the draft in the third round he clearly became the tight end of Baltimore which made Hayden Hurst by the way has taken in the first row before Lamar Jackson R. Jackson for Lamar starting you know tight on that team right now marketers you said right Hayden Hurst also dealt with some injuries and stuff there too that's okay in perfect sample size and when you have a guy come on like marquetry who could predict that the way that offense ended up of what he was the Mackey award winner a what he was coming home with one truck will no no Jake Matthews yes I think so I think so I think so do not I meet yeah yeah I mean yes he's been there he's been there is a second contract I also wrote a like doesn't miss a lot of games he's he's dependable yeah I think that's what it our printer are probably not I mean he's he's been a guy that's been in the league for nine years now dependable guy but we're talking about first round right you know I mean when you're twenty four we'll talk about for sure we're talking about top ten picks like a lot yeah yeah yeah I I'd probably lean toward no on that as well yeah yeah Alex Mack yeah absolutely yeah yeah and then the other than what we remember and I think Lidstrom would be headed in that direction yeah kill the guy who's more reach last year get killed the one I have questions about obviously we know the health concerns that existed before the draft earning a hard issue that he had had to deal with early in this time oxygen so there's a lot to hash out with those two but just I mean blows off the page when you just read that number the every single hundred dinners with that crew yeah what eleven Ryan still got its still on that ride to reach for the paycheck first but everyone else has to at least go for their wallets and act like there's also a common I do with you know with my dad so you got rid you got Ridley help you got got this R. Ridley Hearst links from a Gerry all still on their rookie deals you know wrecked yeah everybody else is is all for them yeah if I'm looking at yes correct so yeah they're all fascinating eleven a former first rounders on
NFL: Two head coaching hires in 10 minutes
"The draft before the combine. We still have several weeks. NFL Action to go. We have some new coaches join. Join the NFL. As recently as this afternoon and joining me to talk about that and the playoff games is our friend with the Atlantic Lindsay Jones Lindsay. How are you? I'm good oh how are you. I'm good I thought this was going to be kind of a quiet day in the NFL landscape and then suddenly to head. Coaching hires in the matter of ten minutes. This morning Matt rule going to the panthers. Joe Judge going to the giants after Mike McCarthy was named cowboys coach earlier this week. So let's start with today's news. Let's start with Matt rule who gets a seven year deal. What sixty seventy million dollars? A lot of money. Samat rule to leave Baylor and come work for the Carolina Panthers. Yeah I mean it sounded like one of those Offers you can't refuse type of situation where I think he's GonNa have a lot of power he's also got a lot of money and A lot of years to do To do what the panthers to do. It's not quite a Jon. GRUDEN ten years one hundred million dollar type of deal but David Tepper is showing that he is not afraid to spend a lot of money to invest very heavily in his head coach and head coach You know when everything else that they're doing I mean they're building a brand new practice facility. They're building the indoor facility. I mean they're spending a lot of money Darren Charlotte and you know I. It was interesting that there was kind of story that also came out. The rule wanted to kind of bring that offer back to the giants Because he was going to interview with the giants as well but The giants said okay. We're going to hire JOE judge instead of paying Instead of hiring not rule it six years seventy million dollars or whatever it is so Really really interesting. Move there Bell what are you. What was your initial? Take on it. I guess and then I'll I'll go with yours it. I think it's interesting in that. I'm not gonNA pretend that I am someone who has watched every Baylor game this year. I've watched a little bit and I've read up a Matt Rule Essay coaching candidate. Now for the past two years of course rule was very very nearly the jets head coach last year before jazz blocked him hiring his own offensive coordinator which point he stepped out of that process and they hired Adam Gates move. That has worked out brilliantly for the jets of course in the afterward with that rule. I think there are certainly elements of a a run first attack. I think he is not someone who is seen as a a progressive offensive minded. They've run EARNHARDT Peos this year. He has seen that as sort of a you know. I can't deal with the devil to run as much of the rushing game as he wants to and I think that's very interesting given what we have. In Carolina we have Christian McCaffrey who's entrenched is the best running back in football at the moment. We Have Cam Newton who I think you know certainly seems like this offer. This higher would probably be good for him in a way back for him in a way. Oh you know good in that. The run first attack does seem to favor can if he can be a player who does impact game with his leg. Still which we don't know coming back from injury but it's pretty clear that you know if Matt rule wants to move on from Cam Newton. He's going to have plenty of time to move on and higher higher or or or or sign up backup quarterback or assigned a young quarterback or draft a quarterback and give that guy a time to develop so I kind of feel of two minds. It's for this when it comes to the biggest decision for the second the second biggest decision the panthers have to make this office and I don't know how you feel about do you do. What does this mean for you for Cam Newton? Yeah I I think the first thing is just how healthy is he gonNA be. What's his time? Line going to be like their That's the thing that just is over everything and has been over everything for the panthers for going on two years now I still think he's GonNa be back and and I've been I've been thinking about this a lot over the last few few days I've been writing about brees and Brady and thinking about all of the potential quarterback moves that we're gonNA see the offseason and well this time of year. It's really fun fun to speculate about. All the potential moves and this year is more interesting than any quarterback off season that I can remember and maybe ever certainly certainly as long as my nfl institutional memory is But ultimately moving on from a quarterback and guy who's taking you to a super bowl who's won an MVP Without some sort of really solid plan in place is it's a really hard at it. It's so rare that it happens so ultimately I think he ends up being back. I think he's there's so many things that you can do with him if he's going to be healthy but that if he's going to be healthy is just the biggest question that's been out there and We're not going to know that for a couple abundance I guess the good news is that they don't have to make that move or decision on Cam Newton. Today I mean they they really can can wait a couple of months but ultimately. I think that there are better team with him. And the options outside of him are just not that great. I mean. There's some intriguing names out there but I just think I don't think you're GonNa do better than Cam. Newton Can A new. There's even seventy five percent of the quarterback that he was in two thousand fifteen when he was at his peak. Yeah or even the guy who was playing well in the first half of two thousand eighteen. I think that can traffic is still really good There's a definitely interesting sort of dichotomy with that rule or I guess not a paradox. In that he is a very conservative. Very first coach. But we've we've seen in the report effortless. Hire one of the reasons that the panthers were able to Land Matt run into the panthers was because they're making a huge investment in sports science. You mentioned the practice facility being built there. I mean it seems like it's a you know. This is the the beginning of a major infrastructure shift for the panthers to being an organization that they wanNA emulate the steelers and they wanna be simultaneously Eh analytics friendly at the same time so I think it was going to be a really interesting sort of narrow path to hit their where they are a run for his team which is typically considered to be sort of a antiquated or old school notion but making it work and so I think in the long run. They might end up being more similar to the Ravens. Who seemed to embody all those things right now in the steelers? Yeah I mean that's absolutely the franchise right now that you want to emulate if you look at WHO's doing it the best right now from both play on the field but also what they're doing inside their building and the the mindset that they have with the type of people that they hire The way that they make all their decision I think it's the Ravens and I guess that comes from the steelers family and that's so so that's what he's familiar with. But I think the other thing that we we didn't talk about was not rule that we just really have to mention. Is that while we can talk about schematics. And look at his Ex's knows and yes he's run I but you know what college offenses he bringing those sorts of things. I think the biggest reason that he was this really hot. NFL Coaching candidate over the last two years. This is his reputation. That's kind of a program builder and The work that he did at temple the way that he really kind of overhauled Baylor over the last two the three years when they were really a disaster The the way he interacts with players You know he brought his father and his former pastor and coach and you know I just think that Dad's what made him so attractive in addition to obviously like the the the skills that he has. It's an actual you know coach but You know I think we get so caught happen. Like what exactly is this. Guy's offense going to look like or what exactly is this guy's defense gonNa look like when really what owners and management are looking at is. What's this Guy's vision? How is he going to interact after everything everybody in the building? How does he relate to players What is his vision? All those sorts of things not really why they came out rule You know a bunkers you you know seventy million dollar contract Jack. Think that's very fair and I think that's really what they're bringing matt rule to do. I mean this is a guy who they think is going to overhaul everything about the panthers. The culture is going to change not that rhinovirus culture was bad. Obviously it worked for a long time but I think you know this is going to be a eighteen. An organization top to bottom built in in the vision of Matt Rule on the other side of things You think about the hiring. The giants made today in Joe Judge who granted. I think there's been that those sort of initial tweets coming out the wide receivers coach. He's really special teams coach. He is not good for one year. He has been the Patriot special teams coach for a long time. He has worked under Bill Bell. Check US worked under Nick Sabin. Those are pretty successful people to work underneath and yet it sort of seems like not. Maybe this is wrong to say but it seems like this higher is out of nowhere. Is that fair to say a little bit. I mean he was.
Saints take care of Panthers, still hope for playoff bye
"New Orleans warmed up for the playoffs by blowing away the Panthers forty two to ten drew Brees was nineteen of thirty for two hundred fifty three yards and three touchdowns in just three quarters of work down the stretch your I think we've been we've been an ascending team you know we've been playing a little bit better each and every weekend despite the fact we had some guys go down you know we've had young guys step upper go sign veteran guys that have that have come in and and and play will force all the Camaro rushed for a pair of touchdowns as a Saint finished the regular season thirteen and three the Panthers lost their last eight but Christian McCaffrey did get to one thousand yards receiving for the season becoming only the third player in league history to have one thousand yards rushing and receiving in the same season Brett McMillan Charlotte
Falcons defense overwhelms Allen, Panthers 29-3
"It landed dealt the Panthers playoff hopes a big blow with the twenty nine to three thumping in Carolina Matt Ryan was twenty one of thirty one for three hundred eleven yards and one touchdown canyon Barner added a seventy eight yard touchdown on a punt return Panthers quarterback Colin had his worst day as a starter two one four interceptions three of them inside the falcons twenty two Christian McCaffrey had another big day in the Los with one hundred and ninety one yards from scrimmage Brett McMillan Charlotte
Packers' Jones scores 3 TDs in 24-16 win over Carolina
"The rebate Packers hit their latest bye week ever with an eight and to record after holding off Carolina twenty four sixteen at snow we Lambeau field Aaron Jones with three rushing touchdowns for the Packers who led by eight with the Panthers eighty nine yards away on the final possession they got eighty eight yards and thirty five inches as Christian McCaffrey was denied on the game's final snap is linebacker Preston Smith on what he saw on the play he didn't make it in the same thing you also no mas the play was reviewed the call on the field stood and literally a game of inches comes up one short for the Panthers now five and four mark Daniels Green Bay