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"deontay johnson" Discussed on TuneInPOC
"Brown stunning exit. They've all been excused and enabled by people like Aryans and Tom Brady, people who knew that he could help them on the football field. Now that he can't stay on the field, literally didn't stay on the field. It's the final straw. Another big name college quarterback enters the transfer of portal. All right, come on folks, dig deep. Open your pockets. I mean, this is it, man. I'm getting better. That's what's going on right now. In college athletics, especially big time college football. Plus, fresher mounting on a coach in a Big Apple and highlights from the hardcore. You think that you can talk like Bill Belichick, but don't have the wins in your cache that Bill Belichick has, you get tuned out. This is sports in her own night. That's a fine. You can't do that. That's illegal. Here's Jay Reynolds. Sports that are all night ESPN radio, the ESPN app serious sex and channel 80 it has been a rather amazing run in Pittsburgh and it's not over yet. Bottom line though, Mike Tomlin has been the coach of the Steelers for 15 years and he's still never had a losing season. Oh, and there's also the Ben Roethlisberger thing. He was one of 17 quarterbacks taken in the 2004 draft, selected by the Steelers in the first round and Monday playing in what was expected to be his final game in Pittsburgh. And the steelers have a first and goal with the 5. Been under center. Naji gets a fake over the middle of the pass is caught and that's a touchdown Deontay Johnson crossing pattern in front of the defender right to left delpit couldn't keep him out of the end zone. Do you want day? Oh yeah, it's Deontay. That's what I'll tell ya. With the call steelers with a couple of field goals they had a 13 7 lead at the half. Chris Boswell hits a couple more field goals in the fourth quarter, extending the lead to 19 to 7, Baker Mayfield and the browns respond with a 17 play touchdown drive pulling Cleveland back within 5. Three plays later with a minute to go. Pittsburgh slams the door. Ben breaks the huddle. Lines up with a one back look. Everything in tight. Third and three, naji gets the call cuts it back through the hole. He's on his way. He's just a 25 2015 ten Pittsburgh steeler touchdown. Go, baby. High 5 9 G Harris. Wow. Unbelievable. Browns get the ball back. Baker Mayfield winds up being intercepted with ten seconds to go in the game. That sends Ben Roethlisberger back on the field. One last time. Ten seconds to go that sweet looking formation, the victory formation. Ben steps in. One last hurrah. He takes to me. And he gets kudos not only from his teammates, but also the browns players. That's the end of the game. What a moment in steelers history. And that will be zeros on the clock. The game is over by rule. With the call, coach Mike Tomlin tried to call a timeout, but the Steelers do get the win. It's a 26 14 win over the browns. Ben Roethlisberger, 98th career win at Heinz field, including the postseason tying Brett Favre for the third most wins at a single venue by a quarterback in NFL history. Our Lisa salters caught up with him. A little Ben is as far as last games at home go. How do you think this one went? You know what? It's funny because it's probably not the way you wanted it other than the wind. And that's all it really matters. That's kind of been the story of my career. It's not always pretty, but we find a way and mandate our defense step up tonight and the guys were just so much fun to be out here. These are the best fans of sports the best place to play. So what was going through your run when naji kind of sealed it, took that last one to the house. You know, I didn't think I was gonna take the field again, but it's the best playing football when you're an offensive player to take a knee. And so I'm glad I got to do it one last time. One last time. How do you leave this place, Ben? I don't know. With a win. I'm just so thankful for the fans. My family obviously and the good lord has blessed me in so many ways. We still got another game. I'll be excited and ready to go for that, but this is just an awesome place. All week, you've been saying you've got to focus. You let yourself feel it, but you got to focus at one point at what point did you just let it all sink in? What about now? Does the end of it having a chance to go back out there just, I don't know, I'm gonna lost for words. I'm just so thankful for these fans in this place. There's no place like it. We know we know what you have meant to Pittsburgh. But what has this city, this venue Heinz field? What does it meant to you? Everything, like I said, I'm so thankful and blessed to be able to call this place home for almost half my life. In front of these fans and seeing all the signs and all the jerseys and love you. And just, you know, to come out here, I just, I don't know, I've been so blessed and I'm just so thankful. Man Roethlisberger and the Steelers getting the win. He's 25 three and one in his career. Against the browns, Monday, fewest passing yards by any player with at least 45 attempts at a game in NFL history. He throws for a 123 yards in the win. Mike Tomlin and Ben Roethlisberger, 135 wins together. They tie Sean Payton and Drew Brees for the second most among a coach quarterback duo in the Super Bowl era. And the Steelers clinched their 18th straight season without a losing record. The fans certainly appreciated says ESPN analyst Ryan Clark, who's a former steelers safety. I think it's different. Listen, it's the biggest family in the history of football. And I mean that no with no disrespect to any other organization. The Pittsburgh Steelers are run by one of the greatest families in the world, and that's the Rooney family. And because they run it that way because they are a part of the fabric of that community. So is that team? You understand that you're not just playing for you. You're playing for every steel worker for backup from back in the day. You're playing for every Pittsburgh steeler that played in 1970s, the 80s, the 90s, the early 2000s. This is a family that stays together. It's easy to be walking around the building and see Franco Harris to see Joe Greene to see Mel blunt and to become someone who is synonymous with those names as Ben Roethlisberger has been. He's right. That is his home. He was born in Ohio, but he will forever be a yinzer. They will always love him, and he will always have to love them. Magic Harris, 188 yards rushing, breaking the Steelers single game rookie record TJ watt 21 and a half sacks on the season 5th most in a season since sacks became an official stat. In 1982, steelers get the win, they remain alive in the AFC playoff picture colts, chargers, raiders, ravens, also in the hunt, steelers face Baltimore in week 18, they need a win, and obviously some help to reach the postseason. Sports header all night ESPN radio. Titans are already in. And in fact, they're in the driver's seat for the one seed and the buy in the AFC, when the Titans take the field in the postseason they could very well have running back Derek Henry, he fractured his foot in week 8 had surgery November 1st with a recovery time of 6 to ten weeks. ESPN Titans reported to Ron Davenport earlier on ESPN radio saying a first round by could be a key factor. They're expecting him to be ready to go. And that's why it's so significant for them to get this home field advantage that could have him out there on a natural grass. And he worked out today and he has worked out, you know, ran on the field on cleats. You know, with his cleats on last week and he's just gradually worked his way back into being able to play football and, you know, we're talking about what 8 weeks it's been, I believe that if they wanted him to play this weekend he could do that. He could do it. You know, and they expect him to be there for him in the first game of the playoffs. That's the expectation for them, whether that's the wild
"deontay johnson" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"Brandon and ayuk has been getting glowing reviews in camp. They've got deebo. They've got kittle. They got a bunch of backs. I just love mobile quarterbacks. And you don't need to be the most accurate quarterback from a fantasy perspective. If you can run with the ball to be a starter, you remember Tim Tebow? I mean, that dude would throw passes that looked like they were shot in midair. And he was a viable fantasy starter because of what he could do with his feet. And that's why I love Lance this year. I think he could be this year's Jalen hurts. Interesting. As for George pickens, listen, I mean, there's questions about the Steelers offense because there's no more Big Ben. Trubisky is, well, trubisky, Kenny pickets, a rookie. You've got Deontay Johnson in the mix there as well. Chase claypool's in the mix. But I could see pickens, maybe jumping and in fact, I've got pickens and claypool really close in terms of wide receiver rankings right now. Claypool potentially is a guy that utilized in the slot and they'll have pickens and DJ on the outside there. But I do like the talent, I don't know that pickens is gonna come out light the world on fire like Jamar chase. I don't think there's that wide receiver in The Rookie class. Okay. I don't think there's like that Justin Jefferson or Jamar chase. I mean, listen, a lot of talented guys, you know, Drake London, quarterback situation is a little bit questionable there in Atlanta, and that's putting it lightly. Same thing with the jets with Garrett Wilson. I like Elijah Moore a heck of a lot more than I like Wilson, this upcoming season. But I do think people tend to get a little nuts, like the Isaiah pachenko. Oh, goodness. Yeah. He's insane. And okay. You want to pay attention to what's going on in the preseason, but I mean, you also got to take it with a little bit of a grant saw. Jeez Louise. Like, yeah. Maybe Ronald Jones doesn't make the roster and Pacheco is in the mix in a three headed backfield, but injuries would have to occur for him to get a chance to really make an impact. So yeah, I mean, you're obviously paying attention to these players. Look at what Isaiah likely did. Jewish. Doesn't mean I'm drafting him. Right, right? How much 12 has Roman run? I mean, maybe it's just because he didn't have the personnel, but I don't know that he's going to make a massive impact. A lot of rookie tight ends do not.
"deontay johnson" Discussed on Patriots Beat
"All right, fine. All right, so go, sorry, I spoiled yours, go ahead. It's okay. My favorite pick is you really didn't think you would like taekwondo. I really don't think you'd like them. I still need to see on the field that he's going to translate to the Patriots offense, right? That's my biggest concern with taekwon Thornton is the limited route tree, the lack of ability at the top of the route. That is where I'm concerned of, okay, where is he fit? How did they turn him into more than Nelson Aguilar was last year? Or Philip Dorsett was or demure bird was, right? They need to get more out of him than those players were in this patriots offense. How did they get him there? Is going to be a big question. But I think that the other thing that I look at with taekwondo and first of all, the release at the line of scrimmage gets me gets me giddy about him because the Patriots have not had somebody that explosive and that's had that ability to move laterally off of press coverage. Maybe ever. That I've seen, at least covering the team. Right. And they don't really have guys on their roster that can cross over guys at the line of scrimmage, get up the field and blow past people. Like that skill set doesn't really exist too much with the Patriots. So I like the main reason beyond his tape and beyond his evaluation. The main reason why I like taekwon thorin and I love the pick so much is they took a swing and wide receiver in the top 50. They took a chance on a guy that has some upside. They finally did it. Like I think that the last couple of drafts because they took him to kill Harry in the first round. They stayed away from wide receiver as all this wide receiver talent entered the league. All these guys come in in 2020 and 2021. Their stars, their solid role players, their starters, even a guy that's not Jamar chase like a Deontay Johnson in Pittsburgh, right? It would have been a great fit here. You know, these guys are all coming in. And the Patriots finally took a swing on one of these guys that's coming in. It's not the guy I necessarily would have taken..
"deontay johnson" Discussed on Patriots Beat
"All those guys are now set to be free agents. None of them obviously were first round picks. So they're all on expiring deals. When you look at the Patriots flexibility, we talked about this a little bit with Miguel when we brought him on early in the off season and he discussed the issues of the Patriots tab with draft capital. They don't have the capital like Miami did to make that tyreek hill trade happen. They don't have the capital to outbid some of these other teams when these guys come available. But that entire draft class is now looking for their payday and all of them have earned it, even in the Chad Nixon Deontay Johnson from Pittsburgh. As another one, not necessarily on the DK Metcalf, AJ Brown level, but still a really good player. So all those guys are due for contracts, all those guys could be moved at any time at this point. It feels like just because we've seen how rocky this gets. Any one of these guys decides that they want out, there comes the trade. This is turning a lot more into the NBA. And I don't necessarily like it, but that's kind of where we're at now where players don't necessarily need to honor contracts and they can force their way out of situations and this is what we're at. This is where we're at. In terms of the Patriots and all these guys, I just don't see the Patriots ever giving up the draft capital to pull off a trade like Miami made for tyreek hill. Giving up Bill Belichick four or 5 picks to then go ahead and pay somebody $20 million a year over a four or 5 year contract. To me, I don't ever anticipate Bill Belichick being willing to part with that much investment for one player that's not a quarterback. Maybe you would do that for a prime star caliber quarterback, but then I don't even think so. So I don't know if the Patriots are going to be interested in any of these guys. Maybe if they hit free agency next off season, they could throw a bag at somebody. But in terms of losing draft capital and paying the guy, it seems a little bit lofty to expect the Patriots to get involved in that. Yeah, again, not all these guys are going to get moved..
"deontay johnson" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports
"Are third in the AFC north, but they're capable, man. Like the Steelers are not awful. And they certainly, I'm not ready to count them out of the mix either yet. I really think with Big Ben, playing the way he's playing, he's experienced. I got some talent. If they can get healthy, Pittsburgh, at the end of the year, can get healthy. They could go on a run and I am not ready to, like I feel like there's like 50 teams in the AFC right now that have it shot, but the steel is their team, if they get healthy, which that's a big if, but if they do, they're very, very capable football team. And I feel like they could peak at the end of the year. Now I wanna give a shout out to Pittsburgh receiver deante Johnson. Dude is a Chase claypool, Deontay Johnson. They got a couple of receivers there. And I also wonder, I don't think Philadelphia is going to move on from Jalen hurts. The other quarterback in Pennsylvania. But if for some reason, Philadelphia decided they're done, because also, the draft class isn't great for quarterbacks and it looks like Philly's going to have three first round picks. Did my voice crack? You might have caught that if you did, hey, I'm a human being. It's hard to talk this long. Weird thought, but I had to thought during this game. I'm like, the Steelers are not terrible. They've got naji Harris. They've got some good weapons there in Pittsburgh, like the Johnson is awesome. Daddy Johnson was gonna give him a shout out, had 7 catches for a 101 yards and a touchdown against LA in LA. I think Deontay Johnson is awesome. And this steelers football team, they might consider bringing back Big Ben because I don't know what else they're gonna do at quarterback. Like, big band is playing good enough that I would not be shocked if they're like, hey, one more year. I thought this was the final year, but he's playing well enough now that I would actually bring him back based on the fact that I don't know what else to stealers are going to do. But my I love throwing out weird random theories and it's a big if. If Philly decides they don't want Jalen hurts, which I don't know why they wouldn't, he's playing great and they have an opportunity with Jalen hurts on a rookie contract to get three first round picks and build a good roster around Philly around Jalen hurts in Philly..
"deontay johnson" Discussed on The MMQB Podcast with Peter King
"He got one of the assistant equipment managers to go out before and after every practice and during training camp. And now he's continuing into the season working on different drills. Not only the jugs machine but in catching tennis balls one handed. And if you see this if you see his touchdown in this game he's closely covered in the left corner of the end zone and the steelers need this play. They need this score to make their offense. Come alive levi. Wallace tips the ball. And at that moment instead of just sort of giving up on the ball you could see that deontay johnson extended both arms and somehow some way came up with the ball and dragged one foot to make sure that he stayed in bounds to me. It was one of the great plays of week one of this season and it was made by guy who spent all of last year in the doghouse because of all his drops going a little more macro on that win. Peter and i. I know i spent a lot of time around college football. I don't wanna make to collegiate. But that was a meaningful type of win for the steelers. Not just getting off to one star but many people the big bad steelers picking pittsburgh to finish bottom half of the afc north. You go to the team. That's very popular pick for very good reason to represent the afc in the super bowl and you come from behind and do that with that kind of second half. I mean that's that's not your ordinary win. I know these are grownups. These are professionals who are paid to win every sunday. But i have to think that they walk back into that facility this week with a different kind of feel different kinds of confidence then a lot of the other teams who are also wanna know agree totally and and it was really an interesting week for the afc north bengals with unlikely win over the vikings. And you know it really stuck out to me is look. Cleveland is a very good team. Cleveland is a top ten team in the nfl right now. But in the last twelve minutes of their game against the kansas city chiefs they went from maybe not controlling the game total but but being in the lead and having a good chance to win and then two plays happen. The punter drops an incredibly easy..
"deontay johnson" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
"Of not playing. Well early skipped you know. You've been big on pittsburgh as a playoff team that so shannon. Are you ready to buy into the steelers as a playoff team after that big. No no now the buffalo gag. This went off yet it is. That's a tough place to play buffalo. Now buffalo has up to the plate for. They've gotten better over the last couple of years that play. Start to rocket scared. Look you can't the bills. I gained about hundred. Nineteen yours ran. Twenty four more plays had five more minutes time of possession. Why in the hale. Would you let josh allen told about fifty one times if you're running you're getting sick and a half yards the clip and you ask him to drop back at for fifty one time against that. The one thing the steelers pride themselves on doing is being able to get your quarterback did not see tj. Why he was there. Maybe they didn't get the memo wherever they got snail mail and they missed the part that he signed a contract extension and he'd go be there because like We we just draw it. And i'm like and i- tail because the opening kick read back to the twenty five yard landscape and they throw throw throw what the hell you ain't gonna try to run. One pass theme to josh. Allen is the mvp favorite where we will put it. Let them get four hundred or opening day. The fangled really. Good josh allen. Dozer nfl mvp. Josh allen throws before hundred open day yelp students. They know your skill are. We'll give this deal of credit. They hung around. they win. Five straight points to start the gay when you could have liked. Put the game out of reach by running the football. You let them hang around because you throw throw throw and you going out of the game and then you let t. J. watt the game by taking the ball away. This was a lot more about what buffalo dead didn't do as opposed to what the steelers did do. Give them credit. They hung around being talked about this. We didn't blink. The crowd within the game. They got out what ten nothing and they say. You know what we still here. This should be seventeen. Maybe twenty to nothing. But we're still in this ball game so let's just let's get stay. Stay in the next thing. You know you look up now. You like well. What happened where you josh. Allen thought about fifty one time against that defense. He turned it over. You gotta gave up a lot and like how you give up a block and death situation guys and everybody looking. I'm looking at everybody looking back. Like damn i hope that ain't my man blah but take it if you wanna watch supporter by somebody blocks. I tried to warn. You warned me tried to tell you. Listen you wouldn't listen. I love pittsburgh's head coach. I've told you one hundred times in the show. If i could play pro football i wanna play for that man. You want to talk about a game speech motivator. And i still love big ben rothlisberger. His arm is getting stronger and stronger after that elbow reconstruction that plagued him all of last year. But i will remind you as you well remember. They did win their first eleven last year and the yard in this league to win eleven straight games and then the wheels came off because they finished dead last in rushing so they went out later in the first round and they drafted what they thought was the best rusher on the market nausea heralds from alabama crimson tide. Roll tide and. He didn't really roll yesterday because he only average two point eight yards per carry. Sixteen times you rush for forty five yards. So he wasn't the difference but been even though he had a very low. Qbr brady esque he. He made the plays that had to get made because they're down ten to nothing at halftime and they scored on their first four possessions of the second half really i four possessions. You realize the steelers at buffalo in front of that crazed crowd. They won the second half twenty three to six. That's all you need to know. Twenty three to six and been made every big little play there needed to make and he he got a big pass interference on through an up to play pool got a pass interference and then he threw one to deontay johnson in the corner of the endzone if we could see this but so the db because because this is well covered and he made a hekla play. And that's the kind of play if you're gonna win or the roles and yeah if you're if you're going to win if you're going to upset buffalo at buffalo you're going to have to make at least one of these kinds of play and every time. I watched that kid play. I say he's better than i thought. Then i'll say it again. He's better than i thought he's better. He's better. He's better than i thought. Their defense is always better than i thought. Because they're well coached. They play hard. They're extremely physical. And you realize that buffalo had the second highest scoring offense in the league leisure to that one in kansas city and they were held yesterday by the pittsburgh steelers at home in the opener to one touchdown. He threw it to your point fifty times but he only completed thirty one. That's not high brazil. So he's bombs away bombs away and he can't make anything happen. But you got singer terry. Getting six and a half yard. The clintons averaging four point seven yards care. I agree with me. Let's showcase the attention. Let's get him off to the races for the mvp and you keep trying and trying and trying and you get stifled and stymied in frustrated and all of a sudden you look up and you've lost the second half twenty three to six and you've lost the game twenty three to sixteen thing you wanna do. If you're facing a team to have the premium pass rusher food to give him opportunity after opportunity to get to your quarterback the more you drop back he'll get closer and closer. We're gonna talk about this later. Aaron donald the chicago just kept. It can't thought he can't gain close kip and they went satisfied until what he ended the game with sacked to say what is good. We happened to lee at the edge. Rusher and you go give you will give you fifty one opportunities. How many facts do you think that would have if he goes to a ball game for seventeen game. They gave him fifty one opportunity to put their quarterback on dan on the ground. Tj waters back us and to me right now at his peak in his prime he is more impactful than his older brother ever. Yes no because he's an edge rusher as opposed to his big brother which move around times. Come off the. Hbo mostly three or four. Aaron donald mold right. This guy comes off as like a terror. He is a little bigger than von miller and he is just flat out nasty coming off the edge and he is a game disruptor. We're you. It's hard to keep him block right. He's going to get a hand on your quarterback. He's more he's more speed than khalil maga- but von had barn look like bon bon yesterday. And they were right to pay him and bring him back. I got you can't if you buffalo and you're running the ball as well as they're running it you can't ask to the line. It's not like they're making one of the top five football.
"deontay johnson" Discussed on GSMC Fantasy Football Podcast
"Terrence marshall could be high waiver wire pickup as well if he is available to you so you know overall i was impressed with what zach wilson. Sam darnold. Did those guys can be waiver wire pickups again if you're desperate at quarterback so let's get into the steelers and the bills so top performance from that game deontay johnson. Fourteen point six steelers defense. Thirteen ben rothlisberger. Twelve point zero two on the other side josh allen seventeen point to digs fifteen point nine cole. Beasley fourteen yet. The steelers played like garbage in the first half but in the second half they played a much better game. The bills are one dimensional anything. That's something that should worry a lot of people when it comes to the bills is if you have josh allen. And they're going up against good defense. That's going to be a problem because the bills are one. Dimensional and defenses will exploit that and the steelers definitely exploited that today and they played a much better game than they did late in the season. Which i expected because the sewage were banged up. They weren't playing well and the bills exploited and they won that game. This is a september game. The steelers were ready to play this game. They were healthy and they yes. Yesterday played terrible first half but they played a lot better in the second half. And you know what i think ben rothlisberger if the steelers can just throw the ball deep in stop with these wide receiver screens and all that and just go work down the middle of the field and throw it from silent to sideline and stuff like that. They could be a decent. He could be a decent fantasy quarterback again this year because he has the weapons for it. It's just you know. He struggles at times but again. I don't really think you should worry about like the production of josh allen and digs because they will play very well in a lot of games and i think this was just one of those games where they were playing against the healthy steelers defense. Which is one of the top defenses in the league and they got exposed and i definitely do think they'll have more favorable matchups during the year. I think they will do very well against miami next week. So let's get into this game. Really quick the texans and the jaguars. The texans went thirty seven. Twenty one tyrod taylor. Twenty one of thirty three two hundred ninety one yards two touchdowns. Mark ingram handed touchdown philip lindsay at a dutch down. Danny dole out a touchdown. David johnson touchdown. What is this twenty sixteen. I still don't think you should pick anybody. But you know what tyrod taylor played really well. Jaguars defense is not that good. And you definitely saw that today. Brandin cooks was really good. So you know what if they got a strong connection. Then you don't want that's a guy that you want to start you know if need a wide receiver to start. I mean brandin cooks tyrod taylor on the other side. Trevor lawrence at nineteen point zero eight fancy points. He had three touchdowns three picks their injured. Thirty two passing yards running attack was really non existent and that's because they were down big. Dj charcoal a good game. Marvin jones had a good game. They're tight end manhertz. He had a touchdown. So you know. The receivers did produce Chenault seven of Some researchers for fifty yards to the receivers produce in this game. But you know it's just it was a it was not a good game for the jaguars i think again. It's only one game. But the fact that trevor lawrence struggle against his bad defense. I mean. that's a. That's a huge problem going forward but we'll see what happens down the line. Texans play the ounce next week and then the edwards play the broncos so it doesn't get an easier for trevor lawrence and then you got the seahawks in the colts. I mean that was just a great game for russell wilson. He was a top performer today. Two hundred fifty four yards passing four touchdowns to tyler. Lock at one to metcalf gerald everett. Gerald everett is gonna be a weapon for this team so if he's on the waiver wire for your league. I think you should pick them up if you're desperate at tight end hurlock and maquette balled out Winston play that bed. Two hundred fifty one yards two touchdowns and they were both to zach paskal But the offensive line. I think was the struggle for the colts I'm a little bit worried about the colds. Defense moving forward because that's secondary did not play well against the seahawks so i'm worried about them now going up against the rams next week that is going to be a tough match for them. So then finally. Let's get into the bengals and the vikings so. I thought the vikings defense is going to be really good and they were not good today. Kirk cousins Fifty one yards two touchdowns. Dow and cookout a touchdown. Phelan had two touchdown. So those are your top performers today. And then on the bengals side. Joe borough two hundred sixty one yards two touchdowns joe mixing twenty-nine russia's one hundred twenty seven yards and a touchdown again to him when i talk about my fantasy teams in the stupid things that i did there to march. As five hundred one yards. And a touchdown t higgins four receptors. Fifty yards and a touchdown and next week. Biking's go up against the cardinals which i don't think it's going to be an easy match. And the bengals. They go up against the the bears. And i think that's a fair will match up so fair will match up next week for the bengals and then for the vikings. That's going to be tough for them because of how the cardinals played today. But yeah that's basically rundown of all the one o'clock games so with that we're going to take a quick break when we come back we're going to talk about the four o'clock games in the sunday night game and basically do the same thing on i just in this segment but.
"deontay johnson" Discussed on Get Up!
"Done dominated the steelers and bills. We welcome you back to get up. Second quarter highest paid player in defintely their two million dollar. The bill is good enough. Let's go get him now. I can focus on my football so just before the hat. Bills the third in gaul allen here fires a pass at the back of the endzone is very and then he plays rhythm on this play peaks left watches gave davis crossed and throws an absolute perpich strike in the back of the zone so builds up to nothing at the break. Sooners are marching here though. Don't call them. We got dumped. I mean who gets up over. White gets moss. Climb the ladder. This is physicality by eleven. Go up reach at high point and dump on a corner only get a field goal does to their downs by seven fourth quarter now alan with a backwards buffalo bills coach too well to allow this. Look at those defenders up top outside the hash. The i love the play call gives the ability to check out. If it's not a good look later in the drive after they get the ball. Rob berger of deontay johnson. The concentration highly guy. Yeah this is special ability to track that paul twice not only catchy darcy right with the drag her duck down so now. The steelers are up by three saint. Four bills forced upon on fourth and twelve and here we go a special teams myth q. Mcafee get your guys to get this room down rothlisburger again. Klay rick pen. Steelers will go on and get the field goal. Big ben eighteen for thirty two hundred eighty eight yards a touchdown steelers upset the bills. I think most people a little bit surprised about domino..
"deontay johnson" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"The two worst players were Dion Dawkins and Josh Allen. When that happens, the bills are going to lose every time. I mean, that's it. I just don't agree. It's your philosophy is to be aggressive and try and score points. It's not the play field position. Field position game. Got them. Nothing As Steve, If you're playing field position you're saying you know what? I need my defense to win the game today, or you get a special teams touchdowns. You need your offense to make planes. Howard. So as a Mets fan, you don't watch the game. You just put in your great relievers at the end of below the game every time, right? I mean, you watched the game. I'm always saying the fourth and three obviously the 4th and 1/8 and one They should have gone for it. Well, why Why is it it's two more yards. What's the big deal? It wasn't fortunate. They went for it on fourth and eight, the second half by the way, 4th and 8th actually went for it in field goal range decision. Like, Well, what did they average person app yesterday? Did they average three yards per cent was a bad day. Yeah. I mean, that's why I'm saying it was a good decision in that single moment. You've got to be able to watch the game. I did watch are watching the game and watch the game. Well, what happened for plays after that part? That doesn't make any difference. That doesn't know it doesn't know it doesn't. Okay, let me give you another scenario. What if instead they don't point they go for it. They get a touchdown. They kick off to the Steelers and four plays later they get the ball back. Getting the ball back is what your defense does. You don't want it. What? How you do the punt does not actually affect whether or not you get the ball back. You get it back because of your defense scenario. They go for it. And Josh Allen has his third fumble of the game, and he doesn't recover it. So now we're not going to go for it, cause you heard about Josh Fungal. What do you make it up to Look at one month. You're making a hypothetical I think of all the scenarios fumbling on fourth down. Doesn't matter if you don't get it. You don't get it. Oh, my gosh. Okay. So I'll tell you what, I'll tell you. What? Okay, We're playing hypotheticals, Paul. No, we're playing hypothetically. You young about Paul, We're playing hypotheticals. What if they go for it? And they get a touchdown. It's now 10. Nothing in the first quarter. You get another touchdown. Guess what? Europe 17 nothing at halftime. Maybe Pittsburgh doesn't come back. Success in the sport is about completing drives and successful drives. Punts are turnovers. So to punt it away is to give it away. What do the Steelers want you to do their They want you to punt. We've been through this a million times we watched last season happened. They went for it all the time, and sometimes they got it. And sometimes they didn't completing drives is how you win. Yeah. Keep putting Edwin D on the ideas. Don't put Edwin Diaz on the mound ever myself. I don't ever thank you for the nice Metz dig. That's classy. Hey, when Pittsburgh what was when they got their field goal? Was 35 at the bill seven Aren't you going? Hey, Thank you, Thomann. You kick the field goal. It's third and five of the Bill Seven. I know it's third and five, but you're sitting there going. Oh, they're gonna hold into a field goal. Thank you very much Taking. It was such a throwback game because you had two coaches that wanted to I mean, the bills did go for 4000. It felt more desperate. But Tomlin won a game that he just kept kicking. 10 to 6. Thanks. Yeah, I mean, if if they didn't score on the Deontay Johnson touchdown, he would have kicked again. It would have been 10 to 9 Tomlin would have won that game 12 to 10 with all field goals. And you know, like we've been through this a million times just And I can't quite drum up the how passionate you should get about it. They kicking it away and getting it back and saying it worked as what Troy Aikman says on television, and it's not true. It doesn't mean it works. Congratulations. You got the ball back. Your defense made stops all day. If your defense was going to get the ball back in three plays, do it at the 42 yard line and then get the ball back. And you say it worked right? I don't know. He did start the call was saying There's too much analysis going on in this one game, And then we talked to. We broke down to plays. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for calling Paul. Thank you. Don't say anything about the Met. Hey, They took two or three from the Yankees. Paul, you're You're killing me on this stuff. Eight or three or 5 50 to join us. If you're on hold, hang on more of your calls coming up. Got open segment next open segment today, so plenty of time to get your thoughts in on the game yesterday. It is bills football Monday and WDR has brought to you by North West Bank, increasing the value of youth..
"deontay johnson" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Fans are a little livid about it, too. So the Steelers are going to have the ball about the Buffalo 22 yard line, trailing by a score of 10 to 6. The Bills had another fourth and one in Pittsburgh territory at the Pittsburgh 41. They got cute. Josh Allen threw a backwards past and Matt Brita I don't think Brita was going to throw the ball because from what I could see, there weren't any bills receivers in the pattern, so I don't know exactly what they were thinking. Unless they're going to go back to Alan. Possibly I. It was blown up so quickly by Cameron Sutton. That we really didn't get a chance to see what the bills had in mind on that play, but it was a backwards pass that they lost eight yards on so that the Steelers were able to start this drive on the Buffalo on their own 48 yard line. And no Najee Harris finally is getting a chance to find some yardage, which he hasn't been able to do all game. Just a little while ago he had a nine yard run, and he just had another Fairly long run now, so now in 18 yard run, so the Pittsburgh Steelers are now going to have a first and goal on the Buffalo five yard line and you were. We were talking a little bit earlier about. Maybe the Pittsburgh Steelers should go for a touchdown as they had a first and goal or a third goal situation in the fourth and goal situation. They settled. For Boswell 20 yard field goal so that he has two short field goals by Boswell. We see if they can get their first touchdown of this game and take the lead in this game. As they got the first and goal from the Buffalo five yard line, and before I leave, I just want to see if they happen to score on this play, and they do. So the Pittsburgh Steelers are going to take the lead. It was a bobble play by in the end zone, but it's going to be a touchdown by Deontay Johnson, a five yard TD he was well covered by one by Wallace. But, yeah, that's going to be a good catch in the Steelers are going to take the lead, and we'll see if they get the extra point. But either way they are going to have the lead right now. It is 12 10 pending the extra point staler, sending a little bit of an early statement that they're still here and trying to make the playoffs this year. What a catch. That was, though by the anti Johnson. I think he got both feet in bounds so The Steelers up, we'll see if they could finish the game. There was a turnover from the Washington football team where the Chargers able to capitalize Let's go to the Rooster and Chris Russell. Yes, they were Zack and they've taken a 2016 lead with 11 21 left to go Justin Herbert just hooking up on the three yard touchdown throw and catch for Mike Williams in the back quarter of the end zone. Right after that turnover that you were talking about, which was Antonio Gibson. He was upended and fumbled and it was forced by Qaseer White and recovered by Kenneth Murray. Uh, for the Chargers, and that was just moments after Justin Herbert was picked off inside the Washington five yard line by William Jackson, the third who, of course, signed a big contract, leaving Cincinnati and coming over to Washington. It was the second red zone turnover of the half for the Chargers earlier And I don't think we even got a chance to talk about this month has sweat sacked, Herbert forced a fumble. Oddly, it came as he was throwing the ball shot forward. They ruled it a fumble. They reviewed it, and they kept it as such, despite replays, looking like he was actually throwing the ball so that resulted in a touchback and again a turnover for the Chargers because they were so deep in Washington. Territory. So really, the charges have hurt themselves here, and that's why they only have now a four point lead 20 to 16 with 11 21 left to go again. The big other story in this one is Ryan Fitzpatrick, out with a hip, of course, has not returned when ruled out. He left after just six throwing attempts and 13 yards. In his Washington debut. Taylor Hi, Nikki 10 of 13, a Buck 21 a touchdown and 1 30.6 quarterback rating So far for the Washington football team who trail Los Angeles 22 16 Jack back to you Now, with a little over 11 minutes to go in that contest, we are in the fourth quarter. Under 10 minutes to go, and this one Seattle and Indianapolis, Let's go to Tom McCabe. Yeah. Nine minutes and 56 seconds to be exact here, and the score is the same as it was at the half 21 to 10 Seattle with the lead the defense's for both teams, really taking over. In the third quarter and early here in the fourth quarter. Carson Wentz was just sacked, and it was very costly for Indianapolis. His third sack of the afternoon. It came on fourth down is Indianapolis was driving, trying to put some points on the board. They were down to the 15 yard line of of Seattle, but again once us sacked, and so, um Seattle takes over right now. Tried to put some more points on the board Carson Wentz, making his first start for Indianapolis after not playing at all during the preseason and missing most of our most of the practices. So far this afternoon. He is 19 of 34 184 yards again. He has been sacked three times. Russell Wilson, who's just completed a 20 yard pass is now gone over 200 yards for the game. He's completed 15 of 20. He's also been sacked three times and again. This goes back to the third quarter, when both of the defenses are shining. For both teams. As far as the Russian game goes Indianapolis lacking there, which just 70 total yards 122 for Seattle, Chris Carson with 81 of those Tyler Lockett with 96 yards receiving for Seattle. He has to Big touchdown catches this afternoon. So again, we have nine minutes and 20 seconds to go in this game, and Seattle has the ball and a 21 to 10 lead over Indianapolis. Every game right now is in the second half. Most games are in the fourth quarter. How are they going to end you'll find out when we come on back, and if you're interested In a little wager. If you're believing in Buffalo, I know that it's been a sloppy offensive day for the bills. They're down by three. If you still think the bills are going to come back and win on the live line right now, you can get them as a 2.5 point underdog. And plus 1 10 on the money line will tell you how the second half does play out how the fourth quarter all comes to a close when we come on back. This is ion football. Was that guilt? First up? Let's get an update in here is Seth Cantor. CBS for sale. Sports Flag. All right, Zack, this report sponsored by five hour energy, It's the one when you got to get stuff done..
"deontay johnson" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"That struck me more than the top of the list, even if it's the same argument, basically because the topic list is guys that extend plays before they throw the ball with Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson, but to me, right? The bottom of the list is what struck me Roethlisberger, Fitzpatrick, Rivers, Brady Smith Breeze and Garoppolo. Dell read tweeted. It took me 15 seconds to find the Steelers on the chart. I went through it three times because you because I I I enlarged the chart from your tweet. And I figured, Okay, you know, Pittsburgh's got to be. I'm going to guess near the bottom because the point is, you could have a really great pass Russian. If Rothenberg gets the ball out at 1.78 seconds, it really doesn't matter. So I'm looking. I'm like, Uh huh. I did a quick look like No Steelers logo. All right, let me try this again. Baltimore Washington. Okay. Vanna Eagles? Yeah. Yet the third time through like, nice not see the Steelers logo there at the bottom. You actually have to go into the basement and open a trap door and go into the sub underneath like the crawl space. That's where that's where Pittsburgh is on this chart, so and if they're smart, by the way, if Matt candidate and I'm sure he Their offensive line right now could be a big problem for them on Sunday. There's if they're smart. They're not telling Roethlisberger to wait an extra second for routes to develop. I think that would be a really bad idea for them on Sunday. Yeah, he's going to get the ball out fast and again, like someone wrote in Ah, the stats from last year. Keep in mind. It's 2021. We are But these quarterbacks have lived in these spots for a long time. Sure, the thing about Mahomes you know if you're talking pass rush and your own pass rush. I'll just tell you you know who the bills are most likely to sack with their new newfangled, awesome pass, rush the guys at the top and on the left and there are least likely to get the guys at the bottom on the right, Roethlisberger Brady rivers. Did they get to rivers in the playoff game? Did they touch him? Not really know He's retired now, so I don't have to worry about it. So anyway, it's um it's just it's worth keeping in mind. I don't want I will not be coming out of the bills First game. If they don't sack Rafa's burger and say, Well, so much for your new pass rush because this is actually one of your toughest tests, even though Pittsburgh's line is not thought to be very good. It's interesting if you looked at If you look at the chart, and you just thought about The quarterbacks they're facing this season. I haven't double checked my math there, Jeremy, but the I think there are only three quarterbacks. Above the NFL average on this, which is what 2.74 seconds. You know the guys that are Taking longer. If you will we put the longest is what 3.5 seconds to throw the ball. Um, Matt Ryan's in there. Who else? Mahomes is in there. But again, that's you know, Mahomes takes a little longer because you're keeping plays alive. And Donald. Everybody else's under the NFL average. Yeah, I mean, look, I'm not expecting I'm not expecting the bills to get a ton of sacks on Sunday, because I think again if your if your Pittsburgh you absolutely Have to have a game plan that tells Ben Roethlisberger get the ball out past We've overhauled our offensive line. The guy at right tackle is more comfortable and better at left tackle, But he has to play right tackle. The center is a rookie. The left tackle is what a third or fourth round pick who's been having trouble with speed rushers in the preseason. Um it's not exactly the greatest formula their guards are okay. But they're two tackles in their center or a question Mark. That's not a great formula to have Ben Roethlisberger. Wait an extra split second or two for Chase Claypool or Juju. Smith. Schuster, Deontay Johnson. They get open down the field, get the heck the ball out. I mean, I just I think that would be a really important part of their game plan. On on Sunday against the Bills. If not, I think they're asking for disaster and asking for Rothenberger to take a pounding. So this is probably not the best game to think. Well, this is where the five sack performance comes. Even though you tell you I think the defensive line is better. I like the addition of Obama. I'm really looking forward to watching Russo on Sunday to see what he can do. Um, you know, Star coming back should help. Maybe that does create a little bit more pressure in the middle in pat in passing situations, But I just I'm not sure that you're going to get a whole bunch of Saxon less Roethlisberger's holding onto the ball and the offensive line breaks down. You wanna know something interesting is the spread is 6.5. And I think that the general consensus is that you know, bills fans feel pretty comfortable about this game. The bet. Q. Well, tip sheet the You know, we thought we have back you well, guests on the bet. QL five star. One of the five star bets is the Steelers covering Yeah, I don't. I just don't see that happening. I guess they're probably what the last couple games between the bills. The Steelers were kind of close and maybe they're anticipating. I'm going to guess they're anticipating the under as well that this won't be a game. The Steelers defense Is good. The questions are at cornerback, but their front seven is good, even with and it looks like what's going to play. You know, Devin Busch comes back. Uh, they loved the Highsmith kid. Um, So I'm going to guess that the bet QL guys are anticipating. Well, the Steelers defense is good enough that it will help keep the bills offense down. I just I just don't. I just don't know what the Pittsburgh offense is going to do on Sunday, so I would I would. It's a large spread. I would tend to give the points and say the bills are going to beat him by more than 6.5. Yeah. Bet. QL model says 4.5 bills one by four. Yeah, the over under on this game has dropped right? I thought, I think it was Was maybe bet online. One of the things I read this week. I'm pretty sure it was bet online there over under which I saw the eight. Maybe it dropped three point 3.5 points, right, the scores coming down and the last few times the bills and Steelers have played. Maybe it was Josh that said, this. Somebody did that early on. It's a slug faster..
"deontay johnson" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"But those didnt like boat race them. You know, I mean, the Tarrant that there was a big play at the end of the half and little bills. I think sort of took over in the second half, but Was tight. And the game there the year before, was also was also the same. So, um, alright, little little little, uh, little commentary from Josh Allen there? That's from today. The Bills practiced today and they had, uh, you know the coach coach, But Dermot talk today and Josh Allen. I don't know who else spoke as well. But there's there's some of that for you. Welcome back. I'm the Bulldog Mike Show has the day off today, along with Stinky Joe DBS were hanging here on W G. R and it is game week and I mean Just good luck. I know you know whether whether the weather plays a part in like finding out it's going to be like basically like today on Sunday. Is the best news I heard all day I had not despite being all excited about this thought to even look at the forecast, But we know that it's gonna be a little dreary for a couple days here middle of the week, but man by the weekend awesome should be great. And we just got done talking to Sam Monsoon about the Steelers, and I think that there was some interesting content there, um, about them. And how, At least in Sam's view if I heard it, all right, and I'm pretty sure I did. That, um, you know, maybe there's been a bit of an overreaction to how the Steelers finished the year like, you know, Sam told you watching them start 11 last year. There were holes they were. They were getting pretty lucky. I think, whether you study, uh, data or you just watch football like like an old guy like me. Um and I try to do a little of both. But just watch it again. You can tell like this is not this team is that they are the Washington game. They're just they're They're the Dallas game. They were. They were fortunate. You still have that perfect record as long as they did the and eventually the bottom did fall out of it, But they did still win a lot of football games, even with whatever flaws they have. So I think what you here I think a lot is And that's why I appreciate Alan, with the reminder there about how tight the last two games were against the Steelers, at least at the half anyway. That you know like this. This is this is a team that I think You watch them get blown out in the playoffs, and I admitted it to to Sam. Like I I thought Brady was shot. I thought rivers we talked. We talked about rivers being shot in here. Joe like three times a week at the end of the 19 season before the 2020 season began. I mean, I just I was convinced of it. And so there's a lot. There's a temptation to do a lot of the same thing with Raffles Burger and, you know, I guess we'll see. You know, it's a new coach, and it's a new system and they got a new running back. And we'll just like, put all that in the blender and see what what we get on Sunday, out of them. But I don't think that they are a real threat. As far as like the Super Bowl goes, but they could be. I don't know. They could be as much of a threat is New England might be or Miami even right is that is that fair? They're a team that you could see the wild card weekend. Yeah, if you're hosting a playoff game, and you don't get to buy like, you can see Pittsburgh, right? That's how I see them like playoff contender, not Super Bowl contender. They just That Roethlisberger the first thing I think about the offences, Andrew Philip Pony telling you guys last year that big Ben doesn't want to get hit. Yeah, like And to me that made the offence Incredibly one dimensional doesn't breed the The play action like you talked about earlier like there's no creativity to it. There's no pre step motion. It's just Roethlisberger drops back to pass, and he throws a quick five yard dump off to Deontay Johnson or Juju Smith, Schuster and like that's their offense, and once a game, he takes a shot downfield. Claypool and to me when you get into a game with the bills or the Chiefs, or Even the Browns or the Ravens. Like teams that can really score. I don't think they have the horses to keep up offensively. Their defense is great. The coaching I think is great, but eventually you're going to have to do something on offense and they don't have the line. I don't think they have the quarterback to really get that done. I think that's all right. And so You know, but but again, like I guess my starting point is You know, we're all excited about the opener. And, um The narrative. All summer has been. The Steelers are down. They're not what they were Maybe a good way to put it. Actually, I just thought of it is that the Bills and Steelers are sort of flipped roles from last year. I mean, the bills were a playoff team last year. Excuse me Like going into the 2020 season. There are playoff team in 2019. The Steelers with Ralph Was Burger generally had been, uh, a F C contender. You know, most years and last year, I think going into the year they were that they in Baltimore were thought of as like that. Those are the kingpins of that division. And now the bills are the contender. Conference contender, Super Bowl contender and the Steelers are just you know, a good team in the FC. I'll I'm doing is saying, like, Look, I'm reminding myself as much as everyone who's listening to me that the they're not. You're not playing Detroit here. You know, they won. They won a lot of games. Even with their flaws. They do have some elite talent. What I think is a big piece there. Although I'm not misremembering this and I he Darryl Williams swallowed him whole in that game last year, didn't he? Yeah, He did Nothing in that game, right? That was him. Yeah. Seems so invisible. I gotta remember that was him. He played right? Um, So you know, I don't want to say like, I don't care if he plays because he's a super talent. There's no question and you know, he might have just had a bad day or a guy had a good day. But as I remember it, Darryl Williams did not get a lot of help. And he just He just did the job. Uh, on T J Watt so As much of it is as much as it's a big deal that whether he's going to play or not,.
"deontay johnson" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"Also has a bit of an advantage built in if they don't take advantage. I think we have a I think we have some questions here. Well, there's there's two things about that. So we talked about this at length in the seven o'clock segment. You know, the Steelers offensive line might be in rough shape Might might have some questions. The Bills defensive line You know they're they're going to try to prove a point most of the season. Last year, they sacked Roethlisberger. One time on 37 drop backs and 37 passes. Times. I should say, I'm not sure if they're all If you would have scrambled once or twice, but His sack percentage last year was under 2% in terms of how many past attempts it takes to get to him. He does not get sacked a lot. The ball is out. So while you make the point about the offensive line the counter to that is what will Pittsburgh's plan B? There changed. They've changed their offensive coordinator. Maybe they're going to try deeper drops. Maybe going to try play action. Maybe we'll try. Help hold up long enough, so it might kind of be the perfect storm where they decide we can't run that kind of fast passing offense against the bills that didn't work last time. It's not going to work against this group. And try to put him into positions of deeper drops and hope the line holds up. So I I agree with you. I think it's the most fascinating part of this matchup is how the new Steelers offense looks what it looks like and how the defensive line can get there if they even have the time to If they can, if they can hold up, and they want Ben to throw a little deeper. That's a recipe to to to hurt the bills because I don't think the bills are going to be expecting that they're gonna expect to get to him quicker. They're probably expect some Quicker passes. Um, you know that that might be the challenge, but it could be exactly what it was last year. The Steelers did not throw the ball down the field last year, It was get the ball out. Ben didn't want to sit back there. He wanted to throw the ball early. Remember that? That was another big thing was. They had a lot of drops from receivers even on those short passes the first play in Buffalo. I think it was Deontay Johnson dropped the pass right in his hands like three yards off the line of scrimmage. And that was like, Oh, my God. This has been happening to this team, especially Johnson to he's been. He's battled that a lot. Yeah, And and I think they want to get back to running the ball a lot. Najee Harris, Right? I mean, I think they want to do that. I just don't know if I guess what I'm saying. Guys is this If the Steelers offense has success against the Bills offensive defensive line. We have some serious questions about this season because that's not supposed to happen. Sean McDermott said it last week to us when he spoke the last time he spoke. He basically said, And if I remember the way he phrased it was Writing about the defensive line is over. It's time to perform and look, that's the expectation for this unit. They need to go out there and play now. Sal with us on the Western Hotline. You've got two bills question. 80305 50 to join us. Sean McDermott will speak with the media at noon today. Sal. What injuries are there to monitor? Can you kind of refresh my memory about? Who might be coming up for discussion today. Starla Tulay is to me one of the bigger ones. He's missed a couple. The last couple of practices. Remember they've had a few days off. The last time they were on the field was Thursday. I believe right, and, um, he he had missed a couple of practices with a calf injury. I think that's the big one. The DBS It appears as though everybody is on the right track. I mean, even though Taron Johnson and Dean Jackson were wearing red jerseys, they were practicing, but New Jersey's and make sure you know and always explain to people. Red Jersey basically means it's a stop sign. Don't get too close to that guy. If you're on the field and running like it's a stop sign, be careful. He's dealing with something, but we want to make sure he gets everything he needs to get in here. Um, you know Levi Wallace. Good news. He wasn't in a Red jersey has just been practicing. I think great news that Harrison Phillips hasn't been in a Red jersey now. That doesn't mean he's going to be ready for week one. But I just think that that's a really good sign. Um, and then the other ones. I see Mackenzie again. Red Jersey They have a few of those guys. Is that the case this week to start the week with some of these guys? Um, I think that's that's one to monitor because who's your return, man? If it's not Isaiah, Isaiah can't go week one. You don't have Marquis Stevenson. He's on IR. He cannot play. So is that like a hide back there, right? I mean, because Brandon Paul is not on this team. He was released. I would think he's trending towards playing. But I would say Starla Tulay, Isaiah McKenzie, Harrison Phillips. Probably your Big three there. Would hide if they had to. If Mackenzie wasn't ready would hide handle both kick and punt returns. I know he can do punt returns. Would he handle kicks? Do you think tour where they don't have somebody? Oh, he's not been a kick returner. You know, you'd probably put someone back there like a Singletary A mosque. You know, someone like that, Um, to return to return Taiwan Jones can do something like that. You know, Um, I don't think that would be the case. I don't remember him. Every returning kicks butt. Would think that hide would be you know, in the mix, at least to be, um, to be the punt returner. You know, If you look at the team's depth chart, they only have one listed But returner Kick returner is Isaiah McKenzie. That's it. They don't have anybody listed behind, so I would think they would be an indication you go from. You have to pluck somebody else off the roster in the most likely candidate would be Micah Hyde, who Has done that. But again, like you said, Kick return. I don't think they put him in that position. You When you treated out the depth chart yesterday, you did make sure you mentioned it is unofficial. So don't look at the depth chart as Bible. But having said that anything you took away from the first step chart. Cody Ford still listed as a starting right guard. John Feliciano is a starting left guard my senses. It'll be like that. I would not be shocked if ICP Bucker starts like I think they're going to tinker with that a little bit to get the right combination..
"deontay johnson" Discussed on The Fantasy Footballers - Fantasy Football Podcast
"Your team is completely balanced. Two running backs too wide receivers. Where are you leaning. Well i am sat. I am really. I'm gonna spot. I'm not why you're here. I love my team so far which which of those players was the thing that made you said feeling. Actually he went much much earlier So it wasn't like he almost got to me. But i have seen plenty of time to get to this spot and be drafted in a different order. It was cuyler. Keiler is my auto fifth round. Pick okay if he's their fifth. I'm taking him I did that the last mock but he went in the four the four o nine which is honestly a better spot for him. Now i'm here and i can go any direction I'm between deciding on whether or not. I'm willing to pull the trigger on. Hotson here because tj hawks at this is his adp we're right now What draft pick is this. I think this is the five. Oh eight Right but what What is this the fifty five. I think this might be the fifty five. Who cares myers. If the math doesn't check out it was on jason more well at the very least that is his. Adp him being tj hopkinson. I'm gonna. I'm gonna gamble and i think i'm gonna lose. You already. have your tight end. But there's three other teams in team. Eleven does not have tighter or does have their tight. I'm sorry chelsea. So there are two teams so essentially four picks between you and your next one. That could take tj hodkinson away from you. Yeah i still have a lot of belief i know he was very very inconsistent. But when you have a hundred receptions a lot of yards you play for a great quarterback you have a great rapport. You just got paid a bag. I'm still all about tyler. Lockett the season okay. I'm not going to worry too much about his poor stretch of games that Where he didn't score because consistency is an inconsistent metric. So i will take tyler lockett to go with. Julio and allen robinson here and see if hopkinson makes it back breaking news he did not you gambled and you lost you. Get nothing well. I got tired of lock. It's pretty honestly. I assumed i would lose hopkinson there. I'm still even though. I'm bullish on hawks and i think he's going to be the next guy to kind of level up and be a consistent producer. I don't think he's gonna be a kelsey even i'm andrews of two years ago. But i think he's going to be a consistent producer at the position just not willing to spend a fifth on okay after you took title. Lock at cooper cup and then team. Ten breaks your heart with tj hodkinson dak prescott off the board That puts me back on the clock for my turn. Picks i'm sitting with aaron jones to fund digs amari cooper and mark andrews. So i only have the one running back the running backs on the board to be chase. Edmunds melvin gordon. James robinson where he most hurt. I mean nothing. I don't mind chase edmunds right here. I supposed to take the shot but over at the wide receiver position. Deontay johnson. Jomar chase odell beckham portland sutton chase klay pool. This is. this is a tough one here for me. I believe i am locked into. At least one of the steelers wide receivers. I have digs. I have a mark cooper. That has some really high target volume for those two guys. Do i just wanna keep adding on the volume or go at the upside. Pick of chase klay pool. That may perhaps he breaks out. For the sake of brevity. I'm just gonna go with deontay. johnson. I'm gonna lock that in. So i have my three wide receivers here and running backs. Guess edit is getting very scarce. You'd i mean there. Was jason a little bit of hype of gonna throw this on zach moss. My my my take over the running back position for the bills to what. What do you think about that well. Looking at who's available. Melvin gordon might as well james robinson might take over for for his team. Mike davis might take i mean. It's just like davis is the starter and mike davis is my pick. Okay that makes sense The running backs are really thinning. Out here melvin. Gordon went he most went after. Your mike davis pick so. I'm now on the clock and when i'm looking at the running backs i again. I'm not a believer in chase edmunds as a guy. I want to rely on for running back Then it's james robinson davonte williams guys that you know you're really really not sure of the role and when you look at my roster. I've got two running max z. Cam and i've already got three wide receivers so a lot of times. I think fantasy football managers when they're playing the game. They're saying. I gotta go running back here. If they don't like the quarterback tight end they. They're like well. I've already got three wide receivers chur. I've only got two running backs. So i'm in the running extra thinning out so i gotta take one but if i did that i would be taking james robinson type of player over a wide receiver. That i think is much better. Someone like People love demar chase and odell beckham there on the board there upside versus one of those running backs i think is is significantly higher. Are you going down the adp. What's that are you going to dig down. I might dig down I you know i personally. I'm looking at who is left here and there you go robbie so robbie's the guy one robbie. I read you like a book. You read me like a book. Because robbie anderson is much much lower. And it's tempting to play the game right of going. Well you know. That's a long wait. It's a long way. And i don't think i'd get them. I already played in in law and gambled and lost once. So i'm between basically robbie anderson above his adp. But i believe he absolutely belongs here or dallas. Goddard at tight in those are my decision. Okay 'cause after dallas got her then to me it drops down to like tyler higby level guy that will get later but i am a if go back and listen to yesterday's show. I talk a little bit about robbie anderson. I believe that he is a really talented wide receiver on a team. That is offensively up and coming and he had so much volume last one hundred thirty six targets and he's talented. So i am going to add robbie anderson here. I'm adding him six targets. Ninety five receptions almost eleven hundred yards only three touch just didn't get the touchdown that's that's the hopeful change from teddy bridgewater is someone that could get it done in the red zone all right. You took robbie than we saw devante williams the rookie running back out of denver. Jomar chase in other. Rookie t higgins so jomar in t higgins back tobacco that make you feel. Jason makes me feel fine I think that you're calling your shot choosing tamar chase. Because the upside is higher. I still believe t higgins will have a better season this year but has a less likelihood of the massive breakout that you hope for in fantasy. But i do think genuinely t higgins has a better fantasy football season than chase. And it'd be willing to bet that. I'll consider chase edmunds dallas. Goddard's not russ smart wilson. Justin herbert beckham junior. James robinson chase klay pool noah fant so we had a two tight ends. Go off the board. Ronald jones will fuller and juju smith schuster..
"deontay johnson" Discussed on The Fantasy Footballers - Fantasy Football Podcast
"All about big ben. Is the arm actually better. That is now become a focus out of The news that's being reported out of The the pittsburgh camp talking about it was like three tendons that had to get repaired for big ben. He came back rather quickly. They changed the entire offense. Because ben did not have the deep ball last year. Which normally he's he's okay at it but it was clear it was gone but is the arm better. He's really old. You yards most arms. Don't get like the goal of quarterback he's like. Hey can i keep it the same year. Thirty eight to year thirty nine but there is a chance that his arm is actually better and even with the bad arm. Big ben was still want a seventeen game pace of forty three hundred passing yards and thirty seven passing touchdowns. That's a lotta production to go around for your wide receivers. The team is all in. Pittsburgh is going to ride or die with big ben for one more year. It's mason rudolph yet again as the backup quarterback and they know they know what they have a mason rudolph and it is not a starting quarterback. Think they know what they don't have. Yes they they have. They don't and as mason rudolph is there to help out practice and not come in and be the starting quarterback but since two thousand says the year two thousand rookie wide receivers with ten or more receiving touchdowns. It's just a handful of guys. Oto beckham junior tyreek hill. Mike evans calvin ridley mike williams and chase claypool now. Aside from mike williams who mike williams is a good wide receiver in the nfl. It just has not worked for fantasy football but that other list of names. Those were superstars. Superstar al-gain william and odell beckham. I mean that is amazing. Fi e. That's fine if you want to on l. back doesn't wanna denver one. We won't go there but number two. I kind of stumbled into that one number. Two oto beckham was league winning wide receiver for many years. Now he was elite. Ever knows it doesn't even factor in that claypool hat. He snuck in a couple of rushing touchdowns like so they have that option as well at the goal line. but what. The big ben's older is the arm actually better. I know it's so hard because on the surface all of the measurable 's you know year to the. There's so much to like klay. I just don't know how to get my head around the passing offense like on any given week. Deontay johnson juju in ebron You know could be an dodgy. Could be how this shirts moves. I just don't know if. I see a universe where one of the wildcard outcomes is. Claypool is the bona fide. One yeah it becomes an alpha. It would take him really taking a leap forward in his second year. As as a player. You do I've been rising on claypool and his outlook. Because you know if when you're drafting players like this in those middle to late rounds i want someone who could so someone who has passed so mike seventh round pick mike. What side are you on the. I'm on the side of he will. I'm on the side of he will return value for that it. What's my ranking says. I'm on the side you're now and so we are split on him. An interesting thing of just scouring. The box scores when juju really started to hit for fantasy football. It was the second half of the season which is when chase claypool was like. I said a wide receiver four or or worse for the those final six games. Was that a matter of of arm fatigue. Was it a matter of the play calling because the offensive line couldn't hold up to pressure. There's there are so many questions for the pittsburgh passing attack. But i'm going to bet on the talents of chase claypool and him improving into that second year all makes sense. I think i've moved myself to the place where i'm not going to give the benefit of the doubt to the steelers offense since brown left from that point on it. There's always been lots of ribbons of why they could be better. And i'm not gonna give it until it manifests. Yeah i think that's a fair approach I i lean on the side. That i think there's going to be value to be had in. Pittsburgh is going to be hard to know where is gonna come from but is easily the most talented physical athlete of of their You know maybe he's not the best wide receiver but he's certainly the best athlete. All right my second and final fantasy. Wow cod is dallas daughter yes. Dallas goddard could absolutely be league winner this year every single year there tends to be some titan. You get late or not in the top five six guys who ends up saying oh i'm here now. It was mark andrews for awhile. Then was darren waller. It's like these guys who they take a step up to be the next important fantasy option That could be. Tj hawkins is that could be no affair that could be dallas. Got it and i want to talk about his range of outcomes Because i think they are very very wide And i think the dallas gutter he could legitimately be right now. They're best pass catcher for the eagles. He could be their best pass catcher. And he could legitimately be their number one target this season. He could target smith and jalen rager. He could be the go-to guy That is within the range of outcomes owner. he could be the third target in this offense Obviously we expect slightly smaller passing pie with jalen hurts as the quarterback because he's going to rush for one thousand yards is not going to throw for forty five hundred yards You know we see that. With lamar jackson that being said the defense of the of the eagles are nowhere near as good as the defense of the ravens and the rushing ability of hurts is not as good as Lamar jackson you also have the fact that he's going to for the first time as a season we expect be without zach ertz and we've got four games without zach ertz where more. Pr points more receptions more yards more touchdowns per game. It just makes sense. If he's the main tight end zach ertz is not there. You're going to get more targets more yards and he's coming into the phase of your career going in a year four As a tight end where he could really take that step forward and if you want a perfect example of his range of outcomes how he could be great and how he could be bad. You can look at the two games that he had with. Jalen hurts last year. So jalen hurts. Played four and in the third game. Dow scott got injured left halfway through in the didn't play in the fourth. Those first two games that he played with hurts. He led the team in both games in targets. So an in in both of those games zach ertz was still playing down. Gutter with jalen hurts. Was the number one target in the team and his fancy finished. The nothing were tightened. Twenty and tight end twenty-five i've seen enough. I've seen enough dallas. Got it over the past three years to know what he isn't and i don't think he can be their number one target. I don't think he'd be a pr tight end in this league. So you and i disagree If i had to put my chips. I i think the same. Well i mean when you rank these guys and you're putting. I think you're putting that That you're taking those those median solid. He's very solid probable outcomes. And i think he will be You know he could be a mike kosinski from last year where it's like turkey. He's okay he's better than you kind of expect it and was fined for fantasy but he didn't take that breakout leap..
"deontay johnson" Discussed on Behind the Steel Curtain
"Candy. I didn't think we'd go this. Far with gordon on the mighty ducks but oh man. I love that movie. It was when i was a kid growing up. I loved hockey and was okay anyways. Let's let's get this trained back on the track sally. It's get the trolley moving in the right direction illegal garrett says he's until we can definitely conclude the days with the whole. It's not really. Because he was here he'd be yell yeah he would be challenging for sure. All right okay. Let's let's talk about the headline of this episode. Which is sleepers. I was thinking about this. We tossed around. Some ideas are slack channel. About what are we going to talk about tonight. And what about players. That might really be a big part of this football team but aren't really being talked about a lot. We could go a bunch of different ways with this. You can justify a lot of players. But i would say that someone like benjamin todd rothlisberger even najji harass. People are talking about them. That's not a sleeper. That's not something that's going to sneak up on wild. Where did this guy come from. Never expected this. We have a list. We both have a list and we're going to go through these players. Say who is going to be asleep. I just thought of another one down there all right so brian no particular order. You're gonna start on offense or defense. Let me start on offense again you know. Look at all these wide receivers at the have and we can get into the conversation to the steelers have a true one. I don't care. I'm talking about the talent that they have makes them a one when you combine them all. It does not matter to me. Gone are the days of fourteen touchdowns by one dude and dominating. Mr mr abie mr. What did you guys call. Third and fifth which i always hated that nickname mist mister. Third and fifth. You know gone those days you. This is a stable and in the stable. There's one guy that when he gets his opportunity he's always comes up huge but it sparingly and it's james washington our good friend grandpa strong so i'm bringing up number thirteen when i say that he could be a sleeper that goes to the next level this year because his contract. We'll be up this year and we're talking about how jujubes playing for another contract again. You have a guy in chase claypool that is looking to send to the top of the mountain. Make a big jump from one year to and you have deontay johnson. That has a lot to prove this year. But he's he's on the radar. That's the thing these are guys. That aren't really on the radar. And when you don't wanna do you think of all those guys you're not going to put. You're really not putting james washington in the top three. Now he has talent. He has tons of talent he is strong. He's a fighter. he's a clutch guy. But if he comes out strong in the first few weeks of the season and bettas trusting them maybe one of those other guys gets an injury he can put up a year. That would really would. Rival would rival the rest of the team as far as the of the stables wide. Receivers in i would be really comfortable in saying that. He's going to get a big contract in free agency if he has a good year. So i'm picking james washington as one of my top sleepers yay sadly. I feel like he's gonna need an injury at a wide receiver to get a good opportunity but Yeah the other day on twitter. You can follow me on twitter handle underneath my screen. I just put out a random question. Is who do you. Think's more receiving yards. James washington pat farm youth in. It was shocked. I was most eight hundred. i think. Eight hundred votes or something like that and It was like fifty four percent just for james washington. I thought i was going to be much higher. Give a lot of people that were. Because i mean think about it. How often are you gonna be on the field unless they run four wide receivers out there and when you have two tight ends it can play and you're trying to run the ball more. You're probably not going to do that too much. I just. I think that that's the best chance that he has to get A lot of playing time as if someone gets banged up ahead of him. Maybe i don't hope no one gets hurt hard for me. My i prefer going offense. I is none other than whoo kenny. Woo anthony mcfarland. Even i've heard things about that movies. You brought it up anyways If you've been following behind the curtains coverage of oj's where we take videos from twitter and we kind of put them all together and keep updating it. There's been a lot of videos of running backs. Why because they've run their drills right below the balcony where the media are ends. We've got an up close and personal look at a lot of these running backs whether it's najji harass you getting a lot of eyeballs on him but also anthony. Mcfarland has not missed a workout yet. He is looking really really fast. The nets never been an issue with him but he just looks a. He looks like he's that change of pace back that the steelers could really really use you. Think that everything that nausea harris does well. You know you talk about his vision. His lateral quickness his burst. His size is strength. It's all great. There's only one thing he doesn't have breakaway speed. Anthony mcfarland has that breakaway speed. And so. I think that this is a guy that last year..