17 Burst results for "Eon Bell"
"eon bell" Discussed on First Take
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What if in fact from similar defensive in every night to each other and embiid and his but offensively and be kid be so dominant and if you've got a guy in the same conference that's coming act this show responsibility to answer that? That's what I mean. It's just identified about the defense offense. Simmons has been a piece defensive and I just mentioned embiid has the highest defensive rating in the NBA. So far this year you know what about defense a lot of. That's just effort. Why is is an either guys offense where we wanted to be telling you Stephen? It's it's some of his attitude. I understand it's a lot more the way those two don't fit right on the same eighteen and I disagreed attitude gets right and they go after it. Nobody's beating Philly in the east. Maybe Miami though because I don't Miami Yes for sure on my head to go down to the Boston Celtics. Either Ali's Alex Ross. Me When I tell you this my ami is looking best show of course thought Miami Heat. We were complain. 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Eon Bell saw show yesterday picked up the phone last night and call me told me what happened first of all. He said that the report that was put out there that forced us to introduce the topic to begin with was false yes. He was sent home Friday because he was feeling ill but he had come back to the doctor Saturday because he was feeling better and was even getting to the point where he was trying to play what happened happened was the doctors examined him. According to Levy on belt the doctors examined him sort of he had lost ten pounds because of the flu. Whatever the bug that he had had an as the result advised him to go home and play not just because he had lost impounds he still wasn't as full strength but also because what you're getting over to bog? It behooves do not to be around the rest of the team so the report that was put out there that ultimately was disseminated to all of us wasn't accurate according to him so what I said to him. Look shooter word if the report was wrong. And that's what you will say you Dan Right. I'M GONNA go into a and say that. There was a Romanian reports. Being put out the about about specifically wasn't ha what happened. He didn't go home on a Friday. Not speak to the jets. North Sea the jets on Saturday and skip the game on Sunday but he was bowl and Saturday night. That's not what happened. They sent him home because he was trying to play but he had lost a few pounds because of the bug and he hadn't been eating and all of that under stop. It wasn't at one hundred percent. Here's why I say you say that and you give him acknowledgement on that point and give him some points for that and not go as quite as hard as but but still. My point doesn't get minimized one bit because all I said yesterday was this optics wise. It doesn't look good if you can't play on a Sunday Sunday. Don't be out bowling on sad. I Know Bowling Football Dominique. Please don't get me wrong absolutely talking about if you not well enough to play. They don't they. Don't give the impression anybody that you could potentially be well enough to play in other words you hold six day. You'll be sick and do everything you can get better before before you are seeing because in the end levy on bell has russell five hundred eighty three yards statistically his lowest season only averaging three point two yards a carry. They got the second worst. Run US through the tax in football. It's not his fault. So has your has your opinion changed about him as a player. Like I'm your opinions chain about yesterday but I was just wondering given all these suggest just that. He's not good. No no no. What I'm saying is because of the money that he got combined with those stats? That people are going to look at from an optics perspective. They're going to judge what Jim harshly because when they see second running attack in football they're going to look at a fifty two and a half million thirty five million guaranteed. And they're going to say Levian. Don't you wait doing it. So what I was saying was look for. That's what they're going to say about you. Which is why set what I said about the optics? I mean I don't have to change my position at all based on the new information formations. I was defending Levy on bell yesterday right before the kids started saying keep it one hundred you know. We used to say thorough. Let the Bellas thorough. I mean as a player I loved the way you handle themselves just then but I would have a piece of advice for him if he wants to if he wants to kind of take it to the next level when he says he wants to be a leader and everything and you pointed out some things I think he needs to play the game a little more and a little better with the media in order to. Do you know how everyone sitting here could tell you. Stories about about that quarterback that you swear is the perfect leader and franchise player and poster child for the NBA room for the NFL. Rather and give you an giving you stories like oh they just know how to work with the media and so it's so I appreciate the fact that Levian wants. He's just thorough. He wants to keep it. So he's like yes I did. XYZ My only regret is is the way looked. I liked that but if he wants to take it to the next level I think he should dot what is is and cross his. T's a little bit better. I mean. There's almost contradict the raiders stadium. So you're saying keep it thorough but also be fake like in Intel. Give them what they want. Tell them you respect the running back you respect the player you respect someone who is going to keep it one hundred all the time and say what they mean what. They say. They're GONNA go bowling. They're going to do the things that people aren't gonna I like those people aren't going to be there people when you lose people find the things that you do and they say that's the problem those same things while you're winning people's like all isn't it cool and Quirky Quirky and funny like if they were ten to right now lady on bell has been balling all year but he just happened to get sick. They'll say wow he can ball he can over to fifty one and also on the field. It just matters like if you perform you can do say just about anything that you want. They will find a way for his. I wouldn't give them any advice. Be You golden bowl ball one of ills either GonNa Complain. They're complain because nothing contradictory and what. I'm saying Dominique because he even said if you could change anything it would be being seen but that that forethought is what I'm talking talking about like before you go and do that consider if you want to be a leader. What people are gonNA say? I'm going to challenge you on something here. Dominique I've been thinking about because I've been watching you do by by the way doing a great job for us and I appreciate it but I. I'm going to challenge you on a couple of things because I think far too far too many occasions if I can be if I could you please I do. I think are far too many occasions. You think things you compartmentalize very well but almost to the extreme like for example. You are highly highly intelligent individual. Who pays attention to everything? You like. See all angles. That's been discounted comments about at that point this you do that right. You're somebody and and because you see things from a multitude of angles. You make a conscientious archie. It's just decision and you're willing to live with that what I'm saying is that look at Lebanon. Just take for example. We know that it ain't necessarily his fault that they got the second worst running attack and football we know what a bad brother dead. That dude is and we know. He's not a bag is a pretty damn good guy. The flip side to it. Is that if you saw for fifty two and a half million dollars and you get it thirty five million dollars signing bonus after sending out the previous season and the NFL looks for excuses to justify not paying people pulled that follow you. You're sort of like the litmus test per se they look at you and they say okay. They'll use this. As an example of that as an example the low ball you the shortcut you etcetera Etcetera Cetera to me at times you throat at Assab because you like Levy can't be worried about that right and I'm saying I don't find you be that kind of course not the kind of person fix all the states. So why do you encourage people to take like that. Because I think the difference and you and I disagree on a Lotta things in Asia following this this line and it sure is I can understand your point point and it seems like you're arguing that this is the game then so you might as well play it and that's fair that's fair but my way that I'm doing this this and all the other issues that we disagree that along the same lines is the game is rigged and I'm not gonNA necessarily look at Bell or look at anybody else who I think is being wrongness situation and now this is much bigger because this is a small thing so when I look at them and say how people are reacting to them is unfair so I can go to them and say look. They're going to react you unfairly barely so change your behavior or I can go to the people who are treating them unfairly and say no you are wrong and that's how I might point is why can't we do both. Yeah no one was walking. Why cannot for example? If I'm looking at left me all right I can sit up and say it's rake and I can sit up being say the reports were false. And oh by the way you're screwed over but still look at loving but watch it because you know this happen so guard against it that was wrong with that. Nothing's relative but I don't have to do it because you're doing it Macedonia everybody on every night saying okay okay. He's doing this. A lot of people are not saying it smells like you. I'm not saying this particular case is rigged. I'm just saying that it's not right to react to him. Going bowling like like bowling is a step up in intensity from going to dinner. Like no one's really. It's not about not about bowling. It's about the fact that at the time right because the reports were wrong remember remember this reiterate that report was wrong according to him but at that time they were saying he's supposed to be sick which is like I agree with Dominique. They sick outlook your. which is it's easy to be reactionary like to take the bait constantly that's thrown out by the media and we're or members of the media obviously and it takes a little bit more restraint and thought to say wait a minute? Are there other stories that fit this explanation.
"eon bell" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Trubisky. I'm not sold on. You have Cohen you have Howard. Howard's a free agent next year. It was great last year. Pearl. More emphasis on the run game. You get the explosiveness and the dynamic. Dual threat of a and you add love EON bell. Yeah. That'd be fun. And you get the bucks from lockenfora as well. So those are some of the teams that could be in play. But spares we take a look at the colts. Texans. Ravens and the jets now for Antonio Brown. Two things you need the right coach. And you're going to have to give up some assets. Now, you know that I came to the patriots. Dolphins doesn't make too much sense. Jets team that could make sense. Now young quarterback. Team to want to bring in and Tonio Brown with young quarterback because of the attitude, and I would still take him. I would even without crazy looks the last few days. I would still take him. I really would moving around and you look around the rest of the football. The raiders are intriguing option just because they have so many picks. So maybe the raiders give up one of those coveted picks. I'm not saying the first round their first round up, but they give him something else. Because of all they have up front, and maybe they say with Gruden and Brown that could be a relationship that does work. Now, you know the ravens Steelers Browns and Bengals if you take a look feels happened. But the ravens are still going to train them to the ravens Browns and Bengals. So where else could potentially make sense? And you wanna take a look at the NFC forty Niners on here. Jimmy G Shanahan get that little marriage cooking. You get that going. Now, we know the talent is there. But how many teams you gotta get scared off Harry teams here to say. Yeah. Best wide receiver in the game by. This last year got missing a few times from the team on a balcony thrown things off. A little bit. With the with the elliptical and the big chess comments and all that and the slaves outlook seventy teams get scared off because of that. Let me go to Nick in Boise Idaho wants to chime in on a lovey. I'm bell conversation. Go ahead neck. The on yet so artists I think the raiders it'd be a perfect spot for bell the land just because the way that John gruden's offense has dump it off and let them run, you know, Derek Carr completed how many passes downfield less than thirty percent. I honestly think that the raiders with how many first round draft picks that they have. Would probably be the best spot for Belda to go to you. And you don't need to give up a first round draft pick. Bell? So for Antonio Brown. You have to have something for bells is going to be a free agent. So you don't have to give up anything to get him. It would just be you know, there's a compensatory pick down the line at the Steelers would get, but you don't have to give up anything to to get bell Browns and different case, though, the the cap space always one fifty mill that would at least we'd be able to draft a couple of rookies to to save on the couch. If we wanted to go after bell. Gotcha. Yeah. And you know, what he wants fifty mill over two years. I want a Peter Luger steak right now in a Ferrari to drive home in it doesn't mean I'm gonna get it fifty million over two years is a lot of money at a position that in the eyes of owners and executives. It's not valued that much any more to that type of money. Look what he was coming off of then he couldn't get a long term deal that was standard. So he's gonna have to lower the standards a little bit because he's not going to get fifty million over two years. And then some it's not going to happen. You're not gonna get fifty billion the first two years. I agree with that. But appreciate the phone call Nick, thank you so much. But here's another thought what happens if you get Tonio Brown and Levy on bell. And you continue that Steeler tandem that duo somewhere else. Imagine the jets get Antonio Brown and love EON bell trade for be sign. Love EON, bell raiders. And I have to look at all the cap situations here, but raiders trade for a B sign levian bell. That'd be fun that would be fun. But we'll find out and we'll see where they end up going for bell. You can tell you is going to go now. It's not going to be what fits them best stock going to be where he thinks he can win a championship. Is getting all of his money. And I'm okay with that approach. And people get a Manny Machado always never gonna win in San Diego ten years. Three hundred billion never gonna win never gonna win. Never gonna win. You know what? Sometimes. This is a business that people forget that. And sometimes you got take her. The most money is an La Belle. We'll take the most money is now Antonio Brown. I can't predict them, and it's going to be via trade he talks about he wants to win. But then he talks about guaranteed money and all that so predicting ham is impossible, but he's constricted more. And the reason why there is restrictions on that. Is because at trade him. And the Steelers you to do what's best for them. What's best for Antonio Brown? Brown. Could be a pain in the you know, what? And that could scare off the team. And we'll see if teams are going to be able to talk to me for that trade goes through to get the answers that they want. But we'll see how that market is export I had fun show. Like, thank Jerry palm for joining us. Thank mad dog Russo. In addition to John MacLean, I'll be back tomorrow. What Michelle for me this week and for Scotty tend to to east coast seven eleven on the west coast and be do my regular Saturday Sunday morning program here on CBS sports radio two to six on the east eleven to three out west carbohydrate, great stuff as always mafia Predication cover high. I will see you many Ana hopefully, get an awful little Jerry duty. Thank you. For listening talk to you tomorrow, eight law, Amy Lawrence coming up next on Gelb. I'm out..
"eon bell" Discussed on Fantasy Focus Football
"He was top eleven at the physician at the position every other week coming into that game that guy is just outstanding high floor high ceiling elites sailing, he's playing eighty four percent of the offensive snaps this season that foul or excuse me. The Rams averaging three point seven ofensive touchdowns per game. Which is just ridiculous. And yeah, the lines have been better against the run as of late. Since they added snacks Harrison inside. But you also girly averaging almost five target game. So even if he's in less efficient than usual. I mean, he's averaging almost five yards per carry. Even if that's down a little bit. He makes up for it with outstanding work as a pass catcher in this elite off. And so what can you say? I mean, the guy is a an elite fantasy option got two people that are frustrated right now with the way the James CONNER has been utilized over the past couple of games. Mike you confident you can get things going in. What is a massive game on Sunday night. What a great Sunday night way to wrap up that week thirteen late chargers and Steelers game is being played in Pittsburgh. What do think about James Connor? Yeah. It could be a playoff preview for sure there should be a very exciting. Actually the way I've projected I think they would play in the first round of the playoffs. So Mozambique a preview for sure. Yeah. Connor struggled since pretty much since love EON bell said he wasn't coming back. Right. I think that's just a coincidence. He's been outside the top twenty running backs in in three straight games. But the plane times been good. He's been on the field. Eighty seven percent of the time the past two weeks. He's handling ninety two percent of the carries. And. Thirteen percent of the targets during the span still averaging four and a half yards per carry this season and over nine yards per catch. The Steelers offense ranks fourth in place per game and fifth in touchdowns per game at three and a half this season. It's just a very high volume offense. He's a huge part of it. And I think this was just a little bit of a blip. I think we'll get back on track. Okay. Good news there for James Connor again. I cannot wait for that game on Sunday night. Tyler Lockett, Mike has been unbelievable. But one of the problems with it with Tyler Lockett production is so much of. It is touchdown dependent. Are you at all convince it can sustain once more. Yeah. Every year. There's always that long list. It starts early in the season. Guys have unsustainable production production, and those guys just disappear in the list, get smaller and smaller, and there's always like one or two left at the end of the year that defies logic like Julio Jones last year this year, it's Eric Brown. And it's Tyler Lockett who just can't seem to come back to earth. I mean, look at lock it this season his targets by game five five six four two three four six five seven and four. I mean that is loaf. Six targets per game. He's been third on the team in targets over the past month. But is an eighty four percent catch rate. He's averaging thirteen yards per target. I mean feel the fifty first and p receiver. It's unreal. The efficiency that is carried him. This season is OT or is expected. Touchdown total based on his usage two point seven that says he should have to or the average player would have two to three touchdowns. He has eight this season. He's caught all six of his endzone targets. Can't sustain that. Only. One. Additional target inside the ten. Yes. The forty Niners have struggled against the pass. It helps him five of the past six receiver units. Face have been top twelve. So you do like the match up, but I have a hard time banking on guys that have so little volume..
"eon bell" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Twenty seven or you could give me a foul. Shipmates tweeted to Goodell. Cesspool of Twitter at Zack. L that's Z A C H G E L B a lot in the table. But we continue the NFL conversation adore Jackson was just on with us and the titans zoo started off the year as an I story, especially after that went up against eagles. And they went on a three game losing streak. But now they're back into their winning ways after taking down the Cowboys and also the New England Patriots. So we will continue to monitor the Tennessee titans. But you have to situations that did unfold over the last week. We finally got an answer on Levy on bell. And it was what we expected, and then we start to see more of a team that may start moving on into a different direction. And that's the Green Bay Packers. So on Thursday night football and this has been an ugly three four week run for the Green Bay Packers. Only have one win were they able to beat by. That's not a big accomplishment these days, but you had time Montgomery's owner on the t. Team. He fumbled the football when you're trying to get the ball back to our Rodgers. And the Packers lose to the Rams then you have Jones in New England as it looked like the Packers are marching their way. Down the field to go. Take the lead. He fumbled the football. The patriots didn't allow a point from there and Rogers couldn't get into the end zone after that only scored seventeen up against the patriots defense that is not very good. And then on Thursday night. The Packers as an offense. They weren't cold after getting off to a good start being up fourteen to three they went called mentally at three points in the second half and Mike McCarthy only elected to run the football thirteen times. So what this tells me is Mike McCarthy does have great confidence in his offense number one. But the player does have great confidence as he should is Rogers. But even though Ariza some tremendous marvelous things on a football field. He's not going to consistently win you games by making him be the only source of offense. You can win some games. But you're not going to win enough to get into the postseason if you're just gonna make Roger Stroh at every single time, and you're not going to protect him. And you're only going to run the ball thirteen times you need to run the football and the National Football League. It's the most obvious statement. You don't need a PHD in football to figure this one out. But if you just throw throw throw throw throw, and I understand a big emphasis placed down throwing the football high-octane prolific passing offense types of games. But you need to run the football to you need to establish the Ron to keep the defense honest. So they. At least maybe put some some fair into the difference with after the box sometimes or they try to get them on their feet and say it's going to be a runner a pass. But the Packer said no feeling of doing that. And. Football up against the Seahawks. And ended up part of them in a big way. Have you look at his backers team. I understand me could all sit there and say Roger you could ever count them out. And and all that shirt, but this is a bad football team right now. Let's just call. It out is what's the great win on their schedule. They beat Chicago the year that was the first game of the season Rogers at a really nice comeback. But. Chicago isn't what we where the level that they're playing now. Tie with Minnesota. Beat up pretty badly against the Redskins. You shut up buffalo. Congratulations. Use the Detroit. You beat San Francisco by three loose. The rams. You lose the pats beat the dolphins and you lose the Seahawks three points. There's no signature moment. There's no great moment. There's no resume boosting stop point. So matter in the NFL, but there's no win that you look at it and say, wow, this is a really talented Packer. Steve. This is a really good Packers team. That's gonna make the playoffs, you know. And who's going to be the guy that's sitting at the scapegoat from this who's going to be the person that they put the blame on. It's not going to be on Rogers. Because Aaron Rodgers is that team? Defense in a nice job in the second half against Seattle. So the person that's gonna lose his job. If they missed the playoffs again, in my opinion is give me Mike McCarthy. And you could say fair not fair. Hey, when you have Rogers, you have to make the postseason, and if you don't make the postseason, and you have a quarterback that is annoyed after the game with some of the questioning of of you. There's hope left in the season haven sound too happy. And it sounds like a happy camper. And you have a quarterback who we look at the talent. And we are all the talent. And we love the way that he plays the game. But he has one ring. And this is something that should have more than one trophy more than one ring in his trophy case. And also in his jewelry box. Just what should happen? Multiple Super Bowl winning quarterback with this town. I mean, he doesn't a football field and the almost one on the game the other night. He did. In a bomb to Adams. I'm pretty sure, but they couldn't punch it in for seven. And they were watching in for seven the game would have been over. And then McCarthy, which I don't think it was agreed with about four minutes left or so to like the punt the football. But you couldn't get the ball back. So this is a football team. They expect he's been there for a long time. It's tough to keep a job in the National Football League. For over a decade. Mike McCarthy has done that has been one twenty five seventy five and to advocate, the postseason and has a shiny Lombardi trophy to show for it. But eventually all good things must come to an end. All relationships must come to an end. And I believe if the Packer sees it continues. How it is that this is going to be a team at the end of the year. They're going to say, okay, we need to fix this relationship. We need to do something new. We need to do something different. Because what is worked in the past? Yes. Got a Super Bowl, but there's always a hunger. And there's always a thought that there should be more. And there's agreed here that you need to capitalize and not waste in terms of plastic sess. One of the best quarterbacks that we've ever seen. So McCartney think is going to lose his job because of it. And and I think he has to go because there's no explanation for last year. There was injured. I get that Roger short this year. There's there's no excuses. There's none. So I think the Packers are going to be in play for new coach and on the rest of the league and. John hot cinema. See what other changes are made? Now, another change that's going to be made for next year's love EON bell. Because technically they could franchise tag him again. But they're not gonna pay him twenty five million dollars. They can transition tag. But someone else could match the contract or just become an unrestricted free agent. Well, loved the unbalanced Tuesday, look did not to show up so season is over for the CBA and love EON bell has lost fourteen and a half million dollars. But he think it's it's worth the investment on not getting hurt. Even though it's taking a year off football because he waited this long lost eight and a half billion dollars nine million dollars. So why come back for five or six million share? I would love five or six million. I would absolutely love. It has the other caller pointed out the right makes more money than you. Well, yeah. Five six billion dollars. I'm ever going to be naked. But I would love it. But his thing is taking an investment on himself. He said, okay. I think I'm gonna get sixty seventy million dollars. Why have they Thomas situation? Why have Dez Bryant situates ragged hurt? And then right right at the prime it about to get all this money. Now, that's a great life, but live even better. Set my family up for even well after I'm gone, and and their kids and their kids and their kids their kids and so on. I'm not gonna rest the injury. And that's what he elected to announce teammates. And appreciate that. Teammates, looted his locker the minute. It was okay. He's not a 4._0._1., boom. Let's take all this stuff out of his locker, and you could tell that was a contentious relationship with them his teammates, and they were talking about romance contract situation, whichever happened. So love EON bell had a fine James Connor. He's caution protocol, but he's he's been great. He's been tremendous. And yet Antonio Brown's still you still got big band. You got juju and your defense probably won't offense lions pregnant quarterback. So the fields are fine. And this is maybe actually good thing because you don't have to pay that much money right now. So you get rid of love EON bell. And he'll go to the jets the colts raiders ravens, Houston bucks. Packers your name it whatever team. But they'll be a bidding war form that will be. And eventually wants that's going to be a big fat contract. So here's the question after eight five five two one two four CBS eight five five.
"eon bell" Discussed on Sports 600 ESPN
"Hands. Now. What are you gonna do? Mount hope. The deadline, by the way a reference to that levian bells. Stutter step move where you see it's almost like a crossover of linebackers or call that the dead leg when they're blitz. And and try and give a guy the okeydoke like that holding up levian bells. Jordan brand cleats Richard is like I said, it's hard to not covet something that looks that fresh sitting in the locker, but this is the true sign that Levy on Bell's tenure is over at this point with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Now it'll remain to be seen. What happens this off season? Because as Adam Schefter brought up with us on Golic and wingo. There is the option for the Steelers to go with the transition tag to match whatever dream on dream on to match whatever love EON bell is signed to from another team. Again, the transition tag another team can make an offer to levian bell. The Pittsburgh Steelers have the chance to match that offer. And then if they do. What was posited by Adam Schefter was in theory? The Steelers could trade him and get something in return. Now, why another team would do that why another team would give up draft capital and signed him to the kind of long term deal that Levy bell? Cub. It's here would be an interesting business move because the Steelers could get left holding the purse on that one. But ultimately, there's a lot left in that. And all of it seems very impactful. We'll hear from a couple of I a Pittsburgh Steeler, an NFL PA rep. And one of our NFL insiders and former players on just how much this might resonate for future. NFL free agents future guys dealing with the franchise tag, which is again, a small group. But a group that's important on the less as we build up landmarks and try and set precedent throughout all of this. But coming up next we gotta to get back to a man LeBron James passes a goat Jimmy Butler debuts with his new teammates. That's.
"eon bell" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"And make sure you always mortgage confidently, James GRA Sappho and Ben Horowitz on the other side of the glass, and we. We have two guests joining us on this Saturday morning with college football coming up later today Gardner Menchu of the number eight team in the nation and the Washington state Cougars. He will jump on board. But does as he also leads the nation in passing and has a tremendous story as he started things off at Troy them went to community college. Then found his way at ECU actually got a chance to see him play some college football in the American athletic conference before ending up with Mike Leach's squad as he's now on that. Washington state football team is trying to win the Pac twelve and they're off to an eight in one start and they've been such a special story this year. So we'll talk to Gardner Menchu. We also talked to the number one team in the nation, and that's the Alabama crimson tide. And we'll talk to their senior linebacker and team leader in Christian Miller who will join us later on in the program as he has seven sacks on the season. Everything's coming to fruition for him. And we all know Alabama just keeps on rolling and rolling enrolling as they did defeat. LSU? Last weekend. They shut out LSU at LSU territory. So Alabama's the best team in college football there. One for a reason Clemson is number two. And then you get into three and four and you have Notre Dame and Michigan, and we'll see if anyone's going to be able to dethrone wonder maybe multiple of that top four to try to squeeze their way in to the college football playoff. So a lot of college football playoff stuff to do a lot of college football talk throughout the show. But we're going to start things off with the NFL as that was watching that dismantling of the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night. And it came at the at the doing of the Pittsburgh Steelers. So it wasn't that long ago. When we look at Pittsburgh, we were wondering what's going to happen with the Pittsburgh Steelers. There's a lot of drama. There's always a lot of drama in Pittsburgh. And is this the year that they're finally going to crumble or will they still prevail and win the AFC north then after we look at what is now nine games for the Steelers season as they sit in at six two. To and one. I still think they're going to win the AFC north. I thought that was going to be the case going into this year. But there was cause for concern after they had a tie with the Browns, and they lost the KC only be Tampa by three and then get shut out in the second half. I Baltimore as they ended up losing that football game twenty six to fourteen and couldn't score anything and the second half. After those four games they were at the time one two and one on the season. And you were wondering with everything going on with the Antonio Brown and love the on bell. But they be he didn't show up to work on that Monday. If you remember then got into a Twitter exchange with the ex team employ people, then thought he was demanding for trade. You also had the lawsuit with the damage with the condo. And then this past week leading into the Carolina Panthers game. He was going one hundred miles per hour was pulled over by the cops. But with the Antonio Brown. You learn. To go with the drama, and you learn to go with some of the problems and deal with it. Because this year ten touchdowns in close to seven hundred yards. And we all know that he is the one of the best receiver in the sport. I think he is the preeminent wide receiver in the sport. But you learn to deal with it and go with the punches that you get dealt by Tonio Brown, even if they do sometimes put your team in a difficult spot. And then you get to Levy on bell where he hasn't shown up this year and that goes back to the entire contract disputes. So there was some costs for concern with the Steelers, but any cause of concern that you did have a quickly did get that berated in this five game win streak that they're currently on. And oh, boy how dominant did they look on Thursday night. Where you have the Carolina Panthers team that probably is playing a little bit better than what their record actually says there are. But they saliva a very good quarterback. And Cam Newton. They have Christian McCaffrey a defense that you thought was supposed. To be good. But it was fifty two to twenty one. And Carolina went down the field. The first drive of the game. They put up a touchdown. And then quickly Pittsburgh was able to make it fourteen to seven and fourteen to seven eventually turned into twenty one to seven in the final score ended up paying fifty two to twenty one. So now all the panic and all the chaos in Pittsburgh, even though they're still as drama, and you don't know what's going to happen with Antonio Brown each and every week before the games, and you don't know whether Levy umbrellas going to show up or not and we'll have that answer by early next week. They find a way to put all that drama aside. And they find a way to win football games as they're six two and one on the air and the right in the conversation to get to the Super Bowl with the pats in the AFC and also the Kansas City Chiefs, those three teams that jump off the page to me that could be making a trip to Atlanta for the big game. But now, you wonder. At the Steelers are going to get even better if Levy on bell decides to show up and eventually sign the franchise tag as that deadline is November thirteenth. So we will have that answer. Maybe in the next few hours. Maybe it will break next few minutes. But we will know that answer by November thirteenth, and he tweeted even though he wasn't able to spell farewell correctly. He did tweet farewell Miami where he's been working out you dank and where he's been living, and he was spotted in Pittsburgh, actually, working out as at a gym playing basketball. So you would think he would be showing up, but you never know what the drama that does surrounded himself with the Pittsburgh Steelers. And if I had to make a bet here and trust me vacillated on this one we've heard so much information and some of the misinformation and the way that this thing has been reported. I would think he would show up. But when you look at it. It if I was him at this point. And you've already sacrifice eight or nine million dollars. And I get it. Everyone loves to have five or six million dollars in their pocket. If he does show up by November thirteenth, but at this point. A why would you show up? You know, you're going to get paid in this upcoming off season. I don't think in these next few games. It's going to convince anyone to give you that extra cash and give you the sixty seventy million dollars. Whatever you're looking for in the off season. The jets would still give you that money. The colts would still give you that money. Maybe the Houston Texans would still give you that money. And if I'm levian bell. And I already risk the eight or nine million dollars why show up and play for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the remainder of the season where yeah, you could come in and play well, and you should be able to play well with your talent and your background. But if you do come in and God forbid, you get hurt and you have an achilles injury. Like what we saw a Dez Bryant. When a freak accident on the practice field or uterine ACL. All the waiting that. You've done where you have given up eight or nine million dollars goes to waste in what trying to get the extra five or six million dollars that you would make this year. We're in the off season, you may be getting sixty or seventy million dollars and at first, and this is how it's been misreported. I thought he had to show up in order to retrieve NC until early last week ESPN clarified the reporting because even they have been saying that he had to show up and Fowler and Adam Schefter. They put an article which laid it out pretty perfectly where he doesn't need to shot this year to become a free agent and three things can happen. Whether he shows up or doesn't show up by November thirteenth number one. The Steelers could franchise tag him again for the third and final time. And that's unlikely because it would come at a price tag of around twenty five million dollars. It'd be the QB price tag. So twenty five million dollars. You're not going to give them. That on the franchise tag. You would think you could then transition tag in which give the Steelers the first right of refusal. So he could go negotiate a contract and free agency. Let's say he will get seventy million dollars firm. The jets they go back to the Steelers. Do you want to match it? Yes. You match it. No. You don't any winds up with the different team or they don't franchise tag him or they don't transition tag him. Then he could just become a free agent at the end of the year. So a lot of it has been reported in this process that he needs to show up this year in order to accrue the season and retrieve that is not true from what we learned this week. And then you find out more about the specifics with the franchise, tag and the transition tag. And what that price tag would be in the way that this process does work out in the NFL is always confusing. Just like the rule book. You really don't know. What's in it? And you really don't know how to explain it. We finally get that answer in the early goings of November as the situation has played out. So I guess the only reason why he would show up is because he feels like he has to prove something or he just wants to play football and get the five or six million dollars that he could get coming his way for the rest of the season. Because let me remind you James Connor. He was he's been sensational. He's been spectacular for this football team. And I know he's in the concussion protocol after the Panthers game. But I think James CONNER has done enough and has done more than enough that if he's healthy, even if love EON bell comes back. You can't give all the carries the love the mbelle right away because that was the locker room if you're member, and you expect professionals to be professionals, but you never know when the NFL they commented players in that locker offensive lineman in that locker room comment on the contract situation above EON bell. And it seemed like there's a little bit of a contentious relationship there at the end of the day. Love EON bell comes in and he can help you win a lot more football games. And it's always good to have fresh legs at this time of the year. But I'll be very curious. If CONNER has helped the embel- does report by Tuesday. How he will handle the reps that will be given out on game day, and we'll see how that does play out. But overall once again. I'll reiterate it if I'm love EON bell. And I've seen what I've done so far my career and you've already risked eight or nine million dollars. Then you throw that away your throat it in the garbage the zero in this regular season. And you've already thrown away eight or nine million dollars. Why come back at this point for five or six million dollars? And I get it. Trust me, if I had an opportunity to make five or six million dollars and miss all this time of work. I would do it in a second. But my job I can't get injured at my job. I speak behind the microphone Levy on bell could pop and achilles guitar Seattle. And then may not get that lucrative contract. He would still get paid. But he may be not get that sixty seventy million dollars, especially if it's this late in the urine. How long that recovery takes? It would really. Really be hypocritical to everything that he's trying to accomplish here. If he does play the rest of the way. Because if he gets hurt. Everything that you've waited out for and sacrificed all that money. It really does go to waste. So I do believe he will show up. He's in Pittsburgh for a reason if he doesn't shot now, let's say horrible. Look this hasn't gone probably the ideal way that he thought it would share. Puts them long-term preserves this healthy with thank assume. He doesn't get hurt when he comes back, but James CONNER has walked in and has done an exceptional job. So here's where I'm at. If I was him..
"eon bell" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"He caught eighty five passes. He was targeted one hundred six times. That means the Steelers were intending to give him the football four hundred and twenty seven times. And he ended up getting it four hundred and six times he was a second leading receiver on a Pittsburgh Steelers. What is love EON bell saying I deserve my money, and I don't deserve to be treated like just a running back. I pass catch out of the backfield. I'm a primary target for us the injustice the doing the running backs eight fair. Y'all give us the ball all day every day, you run us into the ground. And then you throw us out like yesterday's trash the second birth certificate touches thirty. So I'm not going for that. I spoke to Levy on bell months ago. I would know this. He specifically said it ain't just about me, Steven A. It's about all running backs. That's what he said. And he meant it and he's not playing and it's not just about dollars. It's about principle with him. I understand. And I agree with him. Especially when I watch Adrian Peterson perform and he's thirty five years. Oh, why are we writing off at age thirty like they do not play this because there are running back. It. Ain't right. I got it. The problem is. Levian bell has mishandled this entire situation. I am a person that was totally against those offensive lineman for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Ramon forced to and others. I thought they flat out, but trade him. I'm not saying because of how they feel I'm saying because of their willingness to express what they expressed publicly. I thought that was a travesty and that they should be ashamed of themselves to doing what they did. Without question. And I stand by that. And it's important that everybody understands that. Here's the flipside. That didn't excuse levian bell. For sending Instagram photos or footage is or whatever it was a him jet skiing and south beach while Steelers struggling. At he was happy about it. That didn't excuse Levy on bell for sending out cryptic tweets periodically remind everybody that he was still around. He was still available knowing good and Dan. Well. That was going to rub some of his teammates to wrong way who warrant the ones the providence of his money. And I must say this loud and clear. When my Tomlin of all people says in an interview, we want volunteer's, not hostages. It doesn't get more indicting than that. And the is a possibility is great as levian bell is and as much as we imagine that he will get his money because his talent warrants getting his money. We must concede. That it is entirely possible, and it is entirely plausible..
"eon bell" Discussed on Chicago's Business Authority
"Great senior. But let's start with this on the Amari Cooper deal. What is Jon Gruden telling you telling I telling the football world moving MAC moving Amari Cooper. What are you telling us? Tell us about his roster. And he said to me in August. He said what he found in January when he got there was gutted they didn't feel like they weren't a position to contend for a championship right now. And so I think we need to stop looking at the raiders in the context of twenty eighteen because they're looking at the at themselves in the context of twenty twenty. And so if you can do that, then you start to look at coil MAC differently. You start to look at Amari Cooper differently, logistically, they just weren't going to give back the guaranteed money that he wanted. And so by definition, he wasn't going to be there in two thousand twenty and they liked Amari Cooper. They just don't like him at what he's going to cost in a year or two. He of course, it's going to cost fourteen million dollars in that option next year. And then you put him out on the free agent market before the twenty twenty season, and he's bound to make sixteen eighteen million dollars just based on his drafted as you can see that. And what Sammy Watkins got last off season. And so I think that Jon Gruden arrived there feeling like the team you to go through a full rebuild. And so when. He looks at some players as roster that have some trade value and says this guy probably isn't going to be here in a couple years. You can understand why that would motivate and to see what he gets those guys. And clearly you've got a lot of value for both. Now, I think all of us believe we would like the Amari Cooper deal for Dallas for a third rounder. We'd love it for a second round where we'd be more comfortable, but the Seahawks dynasty didn't have a first round pick for three years right in the middle of it. The Rams did never first or second this year. A lot of good teams. Kansas city. Philadelphia. Didn't at first round picks this year, you can win a lot of games. If you feel that like, for instance, the Cowboys I don't think they have a ton of needs. But they have a huge need it wide receiver in the NFL in two thousand eighteen so I'm okay with the move. But. Amari cooper. There's a real divide here on he's not the player. We thought what are your sources and scouts say about him is up player. Okay. So his character was Queen coming out of Alabama hard worker program guy, all that different stuff. He gets to Oakland is I two years or the guy there named Bill moss. Gravy offense in two thousand fifteen sixteen. This guy is tough to play four Colin just like Nick Sabin and Amari Cooper in that environment. Purdue's? Moscow gets fired after twenty sixteen. What happened? Well, I think in that building in general and this hit their cars. Well, a little bit of substitute teacher backed on everyone there. And I think there were some problems with Amari Cooper, work habits, and the hulk was bring bringing Jon Gruden at that would change in twenty eighteen and they have seen a little difference. It's just not it's just not consistent. And so the work habit issue existed there in twenty seventeen it came back in two thousand eighteen in and out a little bit. They've been in and out with his practice performance in a fourth. Now, you see the inconsistency in game action as a result. And so the hope here for Dallas isn't the change of scenery is going to help him. They're very aware of all this. They've got a guy in their building in Douglas Meyer who was his offense coordinator, Alabama. They've got they've got some good recon there on who. He is the person he's not a bad guy. Nobody would ever tell you that Amar is a bad guy. But his work habits have been an issue over the course of the last two years and the hope now in Dallas is that as a twenty four year old receiver being traded. We'll make the light turn on and he'll go back to being the type of player that he wants to years ago. Let me throw this at you. The bears were aggressive with Khalil Mack. The lions are aggressive with snacks Harrison the Vikings were aggressive with Kirk cousins. And here's Green Bay with Aaron Rodgers and nine and a half point dog to the Rams Vegas is telling you they don't have good players. Are you do you think don't make a move at the deadline? Are you surprise at their kind of passive nature as everybody in their divisions? Going hyper aggressive. I wouldn't rule it out. I mean, I I think one thing you you gotta remember there's been a frustration for Aaron Rodgers over the last few years. They didn't feel like they had been aggressive historically, bringing in veteran players that was under Ted Thompson. Now, they've got new general. Manager in there. Brian Guna Funke came up in that system has by reputation a little bit more of an aggressive streak to him. And you see the way he moved up and down the draft for now. Of course, they pick up the extra first round pick for twenty nine hundred nine capital. They're very aggressive and moving up and down the trap Ford on draft. And they did bring in some veteran players this year. They brought in Jimmy Graham, they brought in Muhammad Wilkerson. And so there was some aggression during the off season. I would not rule out the Packers doing something between now. And next Tuesday. I'm not saying it's going to happen. I'm just saying that organizationally. There are a lot more open to that sort of thing. Now that Brian is in charge, and again, maybe it doesn't manifest over the next week or so, but I think you will see it over the next couple of years how the Packers operate as Aaron Rodgers moved into his life. Thirty I've been asking everybody that comes on the show about Latvian bell. Could I make the argument they're going to get a superstar component to an already? Good offense with fresh legs, no miles on. On the tires, and it's all gonna work out fine and Connor will be a backup. And he is exactly what takes them over a Kansas City over a New England that in a weird way, this is all gonna work out for the Steelers worked out for everybody. I mean, I I I honestly do. What we have to move the money part of it out because I don't think it was smart for love EON bell to pass up money and not going to be coming back. I don't think there's this huge pot of gold at the end of the rainbow warm either. But if you look at it logistically now what this looks like for the rest of the year. Yeah. I mean, they know what James tonner is. Now, they probably wouldn't have this amount of volume of answers on what he is a player if love EON bell had reported on time and the flip side from lobby on bell standpoint. What's is concerned in the last two months? It's concern over the last two months was he's gonna put more mileage on his body at the running back position. That's a tough thing to do when you're playing for a contract. What happens now while he steps back in there? And obviously they can use them in a million different ways. Or they can also spell him. He can be part of a platoon. They know that James Connor can help them be a little bit more dangerous than bury their attack a little bit more so bell. I think it's a save some miles on his body going forward to in addition to what he's already saved because they know how to use honor now and again for the Steelers, adding another. A weapon to an already very good offense. This learn to play without him pensively. They're going to be great the bigger questions for for the Steelers, of course, calling or were they have been over the last five years which. By the way, just throw this at you. People are saying ou the eagles are interested. Well, wait a minute. The one thing the eagles wouldn't have an a trade that the Steelers need is secondary help. And right now the eagles have one guy they trust in the secondary. I don't buy the eagle thing. Because what Pittsburgh does well as rush the passer? Okay. Philadelphia's got surplus of that but nothing else defensively, and I don't think I don't think the running back position as a priority right now for the they might not pick up someone with amid round pick. But but historically, they don't value running backs at that level. They like that they like volume at running back, but they don't I historically again. They don't go all in on running back internally. I'm just telling you, they do not view running back as their top need right now. Their biggest problems are at offensive tackle. Which that is what it is that those positions. They've invested in lane Johnson Jason Peters. Those guys aren't performing to the level of their contract. Issues at receiver of the big place writing. They could make a move isn't that secondary? Yeah. The other round Ronald Darby haven't played new level. They thought they would Rodney foul got hurt at safety. And so the eagles are gonna make a move. I know it's, you know, bell. Look the shiny thing out there. They're gonna make a move. I think it comes in the secondary. This is why we bring him on. He's got great information. Incredible contacts at 'em QB lead content guy senior NFL reporter, trust his words. He's always right. Albert breyer. Guitar. Can you bud? All right. Thanks, don. By the way. Luke Walton had trouble get to that in a second. Yikes. I don't buy. He shouldn't be a joy Taylor with the news..
"eon bell" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Paid I get it. Earl must get paid. And let's get paid. We saw a couple of weeks but half a season. And now you're gonna announced two weeks. Now, I'll make my emergence or you're gonna have a parade or we're going to try to at some point. You gotta rise up as a as a group of people come or good don't worry about don't decide when you're going to show up. Get in here and help us. Coming a few weeks. First and last Michael junior here on ESPN radio and the ESPN app now targeting the bye week to me seems to make a fair amount of sense for a guy. That's coming back off a span where he hasn't been playing football. And we talked about this the other day with James Winston how you can sit around and prepare as diligently and close to the actual weekly processes you can't, but there's still no substitute for the real thing. And so for Levy on bell. He can be in good shape as he believes he's in he can be doing all the right things while he's been away from the organization, and we don't even know if that's true. We assume it once you get back in the building. And once you get back pads. It's different and having that by week to adjust. I think would be important now what is love EON bell capable of. In a ten game span. Well in Lebanon bells best ten game span in each category and his career he had three hundred touches in a ten game span in two thousand seventeen he had eleven hundred fifty nine rush yards in ten games span from two thousand sixteen to two thousand seventeen he had sixteen hundred and sixteen scrimmage yards in two thousand sixteen in ten games. And he had eleven touchdowns between two thousand fourteen and fifteen in ten games. So he can do a lot. Most importantly, I think for the Steelers team. Help the defense. Because that's where the real struggles been we've all pointed that out. But I think when you look at this free Steelers teamwork and for a lot of them the chiefs last night of the perfect example of this. The chiefs defense is abysmal. If you get them into that sub defense where they've got to put a nickel or dime player on the field. And they put four defensive linemen up front that four down. Spacing you're used to seeing you can essentially run it will on that team. Why the Broncos ever threw a pass when they had them in that sub defense is beyond me. But the Steelers defense hasn't been far behind like this has been a Steelers defense that through four games is putting up some of the worst numbers in franchise history. Most opponent touchdown passes twelve ever. Most total yards allowed sixteen hundred and eighty two ever. Most points allowed one hundred sixteen since nineteen sixty eight and part of that can be the Steelers on offense are incredibly imbalanced. The Steelers are dropping back to pass on seventy three percent of their plays this season. So what is getting levian bell back actually nets? You. Nets. You a guy that can help control that it net. You a guy that on the ground is certainly going to command a ton of attention that could make life easier for Antonio Brown. It's gonna take some of the weight off Ben Rothlisberger that this offense of line. That has been a little beat up that God had starters back on the right side this past game, but we know in the past because of the physical style they play can have some bumps and bruises levian just makes it easier for everyone. And that's what these great players on. The top end. Always do is it takes the weight off. And makes it easier for me to do my job. I don't have to strain. Now, if I'm that offense of line because we've got James contractor who filled in admirably and who had some really good games to start the season. But his worst crime is not being love EON bell, not a difficult thing. But he's being asked to shoulder the load for the first time, and there's just an increase an uptick, mentally when you got a guy back there. That's not going to necessarily be able to make me, right? No matter what the way. Levian bell did in certain instances, and that's not to devalue what that offensive line is done intern for levian. But it's just to say like most great players he can erase a lot of your mistakes. And love belly shown that propensity to that time and time again in his career is a race mistakes around him to make plays and to bring an extra defender down in the box that frees up some of that double coverage on Antonio Brown. To make a big play in that passing game to another guy that can real coverage himself because of how potent he's been as a wide receiver. And it's part of the crux of this whole argument, but to say that levian bell shouldn't be welcome back into this locker. There's not going to be a parade is that going to be some celebration that I can all sing Coon by. They're going to handle their business, and they're going to get back to work because this is the locker room full of pros, and you can say that during the situation some of it hasn't been handled like that. But when it comes down to the business of winning football and doing it in this window. I think everyone involved recognizes that because that's the source of the frustration to begin with straight talk wireless nationwide. Coverage on America's largest most dependable four G L T networks coming up next the Yankees gearing up for the postseason while the jets giants try and pick themselves off the floor of the NFL. Well, head to New York next. It's first and last here on ESPN radio and the ESPN app.
"eon bell" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"They take he does come in. It's possible. He's not gonna be the same old lady bell. He's only be saving himself for next year. I don't know if you guys saw what James Harrison just suggested he do is is come in sign his deal. Practice and then on Saturdays. Go my ankle hurts. Hamstring hearts. I don't think it would get to that point. But there is a concern now that this is irreparably broken. And maybe they just want to be done with them. Is the feeling towards him in the locker room? Let's say he doesn't do that. Because he does that. I mean that that breaks everything, but can he show up in a few weeks or is that locker room so ticked off about what happened at the beginning of the season. That is almost something that can't be fixed. Even in the short term. No, they wanna win and Lucifer himself could rise up and play running back. If he was any good. They they they can brace him. The thing is I don't know if you guys have seen any of his videos or photos posting. Look to be in the greatest of shape and last year. He was when he came in on Monday was in phenomenal shape. And he still got off to a slow start. That's another added concern, what kind of shape is. He and how long's it gonna take them to get into shape? If he's not, you know, there's there's there's a lot of scenarios involved here. And I'm still not sure which way it's going to go. But I did write the other day. I thought he could hold out the whole year. Yeah. You know, what look at I'm a jet fan Evans. What about jet fans has been rumors about him coming to the jets? I would no way would I trade bale of EON bell and give up draft choices during the year forum. If you're going to bring them in you bring him in at the end of the season when you don't have to give up anything but money for them. And I would they would there be any team that you think that would actually do that though would get Jap draft choices for bell during the season. Well, we've seen it in baseball Selma's, they'll they'll trade away some good prospects for a guy in the end of July was only going to finish out the rest of the year with them and then become a free agent. But they see it as a way to put them over the top in baseball. Maybe there's a team out there that fails there one missing piece away from possible Super Bowl contention. And it's a big time running back and way beyond that again. Yeah. This doesn't fit the jets 'cause we understand this the jets and not a Super Bowl threat. But would they hesitate to deal him inside the conference of it's a team that they may have to deal with in their own pursuit of the Super Bowl? You know, someone in our radio station. I do some work for here asked me the same question. This morning. Hey, they throughout Oakland as needing running back to steer is not only do they have to go out there and play Oakland this year in December. But if he could come back and haunt them in that game. And then if open can rebound here and somehow make the playoffs. I could do the same thing in the postseason. We saw the Garrett blunt do that against the Steelers. You know, he he walked off out of out of the game while it was happening. They caught him he signed with New England, and you know, came back and help beat them, right? Yeah. Ed bouchette of the Pittsburgh post gazette also Katty Kay out. In pittsburgh. What about this team right now, they one one in one probably shouldn't should probably should've lost that game to the Browns. If the Browns any kind of kick it they would've lost that game. They got a big game against the ravens coming up this week. There's been some issues when Antonio Brown where exactly ought to Steelers right now in your mind. You know, the Browns the Steelers vista. I did before the Brown. Any kind of kicker. Kick our last year, and he's turned into much this year is one for four right now that was a big win for on Monday night lost..
"eon bell" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"You mentioned the Brown. Have a Baker Mayfield was able to do coming on in relief. When tyrod Taylor went down up against the jets. That was something spectacular and say, you know, what it is. You know, I listen, I did it. I had a family. My wife's family. They all Cleveland Browns fans. I sent him. I can do this. Yeah. Every christmas. I got it. Yeah. I think Baker Mayfield what he's done. He played against Georgia out that arose ball, man. That guy's a athlete is pattern. And that's the reason why number one overall. So to me, I think you draft the guy to be your quarterback put a man let him take your lumps. You know, let them learn the game because he's your future. So I just love the moxie that he has I like swag. The guy is full of confidence. I think that's something that you need to have at that position at quarterback. Tyrod Taylor is a great player. I like tyrod. But like I say you don't draft the number one overall pick to sit on the bench. I'm just let him go out there and play you take your lumps and let them later to the game by going out there and play. I think he's exciting and for Cleveland to get their first win, and they'll have two games excited for them to do that. Hines great stuff. Best of luck. With the alliance of American football d- ruined for you. We'll talk again down the road. Thank you so much. I appreciate it. Thank you anytime by phone conversation right there with Hines ward. And a lot to take away from that. Clearly, we had some fun with him to talking about his career has new venture with the af. And I'm curious to see how that league will pan on out. And then the dancing with the stars stuff was great where he was talking about how he was afraid to to wants dance, and I have confidence in his he ends up winning dancing with the stars. And he is operatives dance before in the past that he didn't even go to his high school prom. But then you get into the stuff about the Pittsburgh Steelers. But then Tonio Brown I thought he hit the nail right on the head. He said, he's embarrassed. And he believes that in Tonio Brown was wrong for the outbursts. You get into the whole topic of conversation with Twitter and social media. And there was just no need for aid to respond to the former Pittsburgh Steeler staffer for comment. That was just stupid of its own. But there's times where athletes are going to respond to those haters because they received so much hate and eventually catch on a bad day. And he's gonna respond to it just been with all that transpired throughout that week with Tim with the whole issue with the reporter then the outburst in the game. Then you respond to that. Then you don't Trump to work on Monday. I really do agree at Hines ward. There's a time and a place for social media now because it's so much a part of our life, but really he should focus on football more. And that's what Hines ward is really hit home there. And then you get to the whole Levy on bell situation. And he defended Tomlin which is. All right. It's okay. I think Tomlin needs to get more control of his football team though, saw disagree with him on that. And some of it is the players, but have a lot of drama there. But then you get his comments on EON bell, and how the Steelers players have handled it and he said, hey, that's an unwritten rule. You don't talk about another grown man's contract situation. And he was surprised. See those comments from the Pittsburgh Steelers pliers because you never know when you get into a contract dispute of yourself..
"eon bell" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"We know what the lead story is today. It's not the Steelers, an Antonio Brown. We'll get into that a little bit later. It's not the Steelers in love. EON bell. We'll get into that a little bit later. It's not Patrick Mahomes and how Brett Fauves got him as the second coming Brett fall, Joe Montana or Dan Marino we will get into that until a little bit later on, but trust you me, we will get into that. Congratulations again to the New York Yankees. We're getting a raw Chapman back over the DL. We liked that part close at three zero to eleven. God knows they need him good for them. Good for them. Good for them. Let me get into some football. The story that everybody is talking about the story that's on everybody's mind today is a new book written by the great in O'Connor. Those of you don't know, longtime writer for the new York. Daily News used to write for the New York Newsday as well. One of the most outstanding writers we have ever seen in this nation. He's the author of the new book Bella check the making of the greatest football coach of all time. He wrote this following the twenty seventeen and l. season. It is a book that Bill Belichick did not cooperate with, but the great Ian O'Connor wrote the book anyway. And the headline all over the national airwaves today in particular ESPN dot com is that the new book says, Tom Brady the great Tom Brady long worried about being pushed out and quote by Bill check, and I'll read the first few grass to y'all. So y'all. Here where I'm coming from the New England Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady felt trapped this past off season. It was not sure he wanted to play anymore for the only NFL coach has ever had Bill Belichick according to a new book on Belichick's life quote, if you're married eighteen years to a grouchy person who gets under your skin and never compliment you after a while you want to divorce him. This is what a source told Connor. And it's a source with knowledge of the Brady Bill chick relationship. It continues. Tom knows Bill is the best coach in the league, but he's had enough of them if Tom could. I think he would divorce him and quote the interviews. The book actually is based on interviews with three hundred and fifty people. None of them Bill check the book due out Tuesday reports Brady was so upset with his coach that he's still wasn't certain as of late March. This past March, if he would return to the patriots quote. But in the end, even if he wanted to Brady could not walk away from the game and he could not ask for trade the moment. Bill chick moved Jimmy Garoppolo to San Francisco and banked on Brady's off, desire oft-stated desire to play, at least into his mid forties was the moment Brady was virtually locked into suiting up next season and beyond had he retired or requested a trade. He would have risked turning and.
"eon bell" Discussed on Sports 600 ESPN
"A lot of the off friction that we heard about between Brady and ballot. Check we've seen very publicly in some instances the Steelers and a lot of their locker room drama spilling over out into the street. They're like bad relationships where you see couples argue at certain times in public or you hear some arguments coming out some dirty look shot their way. But then they come together and make it look like the perfect family picture when you get to the season early. The patriots. The patriots of the perfect family portrait, I feel like the Steelers couple of having great sex. Like, that's the thing. That's keeping it all together. It's first and last Michael junior here on ESPN radio and the ESPN app or just being honest. I mean when you look at it. So we talked about the patriots Tom Brady. Bill Belichick both wanting respect both wanting credit. Both feeling like the, you know, especially Tom Brady side. It seems to be according to what we've heard from Ian O'Connor in this book and a number of other reports Seth wicker Sham's peace going back to last year. Which is Brady felt like he was being pushed out in a way that he didn't believe he deserved based on what he's done for this organization. Then we got everything that's happening with the Steelers. So and Tonio Brown was a no show on Monday Steelers camp this coming off of a weekend where he tweeted responding to a former Steeler staffer who insinuated that Ben Rothlisberger their quarterback made Antonio Brown. And he said trade me, and let's see. And so a lot of people connecting that with a sideline outbursts w soft may Antonio Brown. All these things snowballing that are understandable, looking at the outside and going well, combine this with everything we've seen with love EON bell and all cannot be well in Steelers company and Steelers camp, I should say. Well, Mike Tomlin as he often does coming out here to put out fires. Mike Tomlin has a very outspoken team one where we've seen things whether it was near the Facebook live stuff from year ago on Twitter spilling out from the locker room this year's exchange and public back and forth between the Steelers offensive line and some comments beyond bell. Mike Tomlin is never going to leak any of this stuff. Every time. I see a coach or a player slip up in front of the media and people talk about the difficulties dealing with it. I said no because Mike Tomlin's out here making it look easy for you guys. This is Mike Tomlin yesterday talking about what he will. And will not discuss when it comes to Antonio Brown. Like I said last week..
"eon bell" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Hey, guys. Been a little while. Sorry had do that little vacation last week. Get ready Notre Dame plays Michigan. And after snow. You guys saw a big deal this week in college game day. Was there some stuff was going on we won? So all is. Well, so I can come back. I can show my face round here for at least a little while getting into the rest of the college football season. More plenty to go in the college football world coming up we had the last bit of college football's week one I know we had week zero. But this the true kickoff weekend for college football. Florida state and Virginia Tech were nightcap last night. And now the one thing I had in my mind all day on Sunday as I waited around. We had Miami LSU Sunday night as part of college football and rightly show expanding to fill the void and opening weekend. But man, I sat around all day Sunday and just got excited because I knew next weekend. So this weekend that Saturday and Sunday would be complete full blocks of football. Devon's villain in this morning producing with us. Mimicked the exact sort of expression, I had which is this overwhelming joy that all day Saturday. I'm going to be able to camp out on my couch and watch college football. And then I will wake up and Sunday morning. I will watch Sunday NFL countdown all the way leading up and then me Scott Hanson NFL red zone. Collision course, the only better thing was if we were on the west coast off wake up it's ten AM in football's already on I tell you there really is no time of year. When I am more jealous of our west coast brethren the now, you were you roll into that think about Saturday morning, Saturday morning, noon kickoff, you have games starting at nine AM on Saturday on the west coast, and you wake up on Sunday. And you get to watch Scott Hanson on the red zone channel starting at ten in the morning. Man, look what God did first and last Michael junior here on ESPN radio and the ESPN app. Now, one guy you will not be able to watch. Well, actually this morning is the story of two guys that you may not be able to get watch week one in the NFL the first one being levian bell. Who still has not reported to the Pittsburgh Steelers? Now, our own Jeremy Fowler ESPN Steelers reporter joins sportscenter and talked about the potential ramifications for on bell. Who remember got the franchise tag again this year and has not yet signed his franchise tender and rejoined the team. So he's not technically under contract right now. But there are still some very serious ramifications. If he does decide that showing up for regular season games is not something. He's all that into Jeremy Fowler last night. So you're looking at almost a million a week here. Fourteen point five million dollars franchise tag tender split up over seventeen NFL weeks eight hundred fifty three thousand per week. So even Bell's looking. Longterm trying to preserve his health that a serious coin to walk away from and really the Steelers want to act brashly they could resend that tag this week. If he doesn't show up don't think they wanna do that though, they want to work something out. We say that. And we just watched Khalil Mack traded to the bears. Were it feels like a different time because love EON bell was sitting there and has been forgotten for the last couple of weeks outside of I'm sure the city of Pittsburgh the rest of us. I looked up when I saw this news the other day and went oh, yeah. That was the other one we were forgetting about for so long that was Khalil Mack. And then he burst back onto the scene with the biggest and most obscure version of this story possible of the off season hold out of the big contracts that were getting doled out, and now Lebanon bell has been sitting here. Now, very quietly Levy on bell made a lotta noise this spring. We heard from him on his social media accounts. We heard about this situation a number of different regards. Anyone quiet and all training camp. It hasn't really been much in the way of levian bell. Really not really since he released that distract earlier in the summer. And now we get to the point where he has been sitting around and watching player after player, especially in the last couple of weeks get paid set new marks for their position guys. He's right in line with like levian bell. The peers that Levy on bell looks out at our Aaron Rodgers Oto Beckham junior Aaron Donald Khalil Mack. Those are his guys that is his class of NFL player. Position leading. Franchise altering kind of players. That's who he's watched get paid while he has sat on the sideline. And watch the Steelers continue to value him in the way that he sees fit. Now his Pittsburgh Steelers. Teammates, interesting responses to Levy on Belle's absence. Here's the guys that are tasked with blocking for love EON bell. Pittsburgh Steelers guard Ramon foster responding to Levy on bell being there who you're talking about. I.
"eon bell" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Seventy dollars. Give me a good old cesspool Twitter if you want to. Interact with me as well at Zach Gelb z. a.. C. h. g. e. l. be okay we have some big contract situations. In. The National Football League and surprise surprise everyone is looking to get more cash moolah and. Get some more paper in their pocket and some of these players will have to. Go on a long fight for it others may be getting handed a little bit more quickly. Compared to some of their other confidence In the National Football League let's start with Aaron Donald he's coming up. Free agent at the end of the year I believe it's a restricted free agent for him And if he looks around his, team not just the entire national football just his team, his teammates are getting paid Brandin cooks. Got, a five year eighty million dollar deal Todd Gurley, the, other day got a four year sixty million dollar deal with forty five big ones guaranteed in that contract forty five million, dollars guaranteed on the Todd Gurley contract Aaron Donald is one. Of the best defensive players. In the sport you would have to imagine that is payday. Is coming soon but it's a little bit bizarre And you wonder how far, off they are and you keep on seeing everything this player gets. Paid this player gets paid it gives, you, the impression it's clear that they're going all in this year with the talent, talented they brought, around in the whizz. Kid and Sean McVay Jared Goff and what they're doing on defense, inside the ball bringing Peterson the off season a, key to Leib as well but you kind of start to wonder how they're going to be able to sustain this for the future if they don't win this year it's we're going to see where they are at as, a franchise definitely gonna be a, big time now, disappointment because if you're giving. Out this, much cash and we know it's over many many years guy you're expected, to win so LA there's a lot of pressure on, l. a. this year even though they. Have, a second year head coach Sean McVeigh who was, just, tremendous last year out to see how the adjustment game is going to be when people now have more tape of what, McVeigh's teams look like and also Jared Goff is, as quarterback you have. To think Donald gets paid but since you mentioned Todd Gurley as, someone that is definitely chiming in on Todd Gurley, contract is love EON bell who's on the franchise tag right now and you know love EON bell is not going to get the deal done this year that's already passed. The deadline So Future in Pittsburgh over coming to an. End a lot of people think, that but you never put it past someone to find the way at the last hour and the last attempt to give him what he, wants and we'll see how this year plays Alyce where he is from a health standpoint and what other team is going to give him a big guaranteed contract and Levy on bell sees the money and Levy on bell was offered a five, year seventy million dollar deal by the Steelers Bromley ten million dollars was guaranteed and levian bells tweeted out yesterday about ten hours ago l. o. l. and people thought I was. Tripping and then he also re tweet something from. March slayer gives the details of the Levy on bell deal that the Steelers offered and they offered Latvian, bell ten million guaranteed fake seventy billion dollar, contract a shame on them and love. EON bell re tweeted that and someone was Marcus mosier who Marcus voshel has a blue check on his name on. Twitter it's gotta be a football, writer? Right I would. Imagine let's. See what's the little. Quicker Twitter search here real. Quickly Marcus mosier yeah he's the host of, locked on Cowboys and the managing editor of the raiders wider wire and he's also a contributor at the pro football weekly he tweets out that how matters lovey I'm Bella pit. Right now and love EON bell says that matter. All actually extremely happy to be honest so I'd be happy to see the way that contract goes because, you anticipate that you get next year but, you got to be healthy you gotta. Survive this year love EON bell and the National Football League so that's Donald that's how he got the bell now. Earl Thomas sticky situation and that's, why? It was fun. To have. Quick favor on the..
"eon bell" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Two four, two two seven send the tweet sent of hot Atkin Carmen I'll get back to tiger coming up here in. A moment I gotta get back to the Levy. On bell thing because I said earlier today and, I, want, to, get to, a, couple of calls, here, because, there's been, a, couple, of, people, hanging. Around so I want to get to, them Levian bell who decided is, not going to pick up the option would you probably make him a free agent which means he's probably gonna. Leave the Pittsburgh Steelers after this year A lot of people are begging on Levy on bell they're sick and tired of it why didn't he. Just take the money that was offered to. Him and a five year seventy million dollars that has, nothing to fart at that is a lot of. Money for a running back that's a hell of a lot. Of money and there might. Be somebody who is in his head telling him, things that maybe. He shouldn't be told maybe he thinks he can get. A. Lot. More than that maybe maybe it's just hearsay maybe they didn't exit actually offer him. Five years seventy million dollars that's what's reported I'm going to go on the report okay okay but I do know that. He is the best all around back in the NFL he does do the job to people and, I just try to put myself in his, shoes seeing what players deal with if. It were me and. I work at a, finance, company and somebody hires an intern in basically I know that I'm training my my replacement not. Gonna be too happy about that they've drafted running backs the same reason we're hey. I know everybody wanted to make Ben Rothlisberger, out to be a major league bastard about it I couldn't be Upset with him about the, whole Mason Rudolph thing I don't know. About Mason Rudolph maybe. Mason Rudolph will be, the, next great Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback or in the next great NFL quarterback he certainly has the fiscal. Features the such But if you're Ben. Rothlisberger you're. Going into your final years you. Can't continue this forever and yes that isn't a very annoying thing for Pittsburgh Steelers fans is that. He's constantly talking about retirement it's always looming It's almost like LeBron James the possibility of leaving when he was in. Miami and Cleveland twice there's always that. Specter and so the retirement gets thrown out there that gets annoying, but if you're Ben Rothlisberger you know you're the, best chance to win a Super. Bowl that they have I have no idea about Mason Rudolph I know the Ben Rothlisberger is one of the league's elite, quarterbacks and you know it, and Kevin Colbert knows it and the Rooney, family knows it and? So instead of for Ben, Rothlisberger instead of giving me another, weapon of work with giving. Me somebody, else on defense giving me another wide receiver. Even though they did just get James Montgomery do. Believe that right They did just you could have gotten, all these guys you you got him you got, my backup we've last year you. Took Josh Dobbs what are you trying to tell me you're using valuable picks guys who can help me out whether it, be in depth on offense, or defense guys who you do that you're, doing this to me Hey. You know what it isn't an egotistical driven game I I can understand Ben Rothlisberger in that regard and for this I can understand love EON bell, you guys around you who have long term deals Lucrative endorsement deals They've been taken care of, by the, organization long term you want to be taken care, of long term their perks, to better their their. Benefits are better if I try to equate it, to real life I find out. What they're making and then you look at a, guy like this say, your, Levy on say, you're running Becker say you're Bob in, your in sales and you find out that Jeff over an accounting is making this much for that long term ended getting getting x. amount of benefits that you're not getting any of that. Type of stuff but you're doing sales and you're doing accounting because levian Bill is their second leading receiver James Harrison said on f s one folks there's there's number..
"eon bell" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Not coming to an agreement on a long term deal it looks like he'll hit free agency and I had, fun asking my listeners this question on our last show but when you think about him getting to, the free agent, market and. You think about the contract? He turned down wow service so what is he worth? What does the NFL market dictate that lay beyond bell who will be a twenty seven. Year old running back, is worth when he gets there I could be wrong but. I and I've had this debate with some. NFL executives just guys were no dog? In the fight but what do you think about situation how can you. Walk away from that much money, and I, get it, and if he, got his knee you know week four, then obviously he he will have made a monumental mistake but but I believe that on the open market Next year. With the cap continuing. To go up and with their always being. Six to eight teams in this, week, who have. Infinitely more. Cap space than they could, ever spend even if they wanted to and teams that have over the years had difficulty attracting players it only takes one team Amy and somebody give him sixteen sixteen and a half million a year. With two and a half years of that salary guaranteed or so you know upwards of you know let's say. He gets sixteen a year and that's thirty to thirty eight thirty nine guaranteed I don't think it's, out of the, question I. I really don't and again? It only takes one you know could I see the? Jack to pay him sixteen million a year after they were willing to pay cousins thirty. Million a year and, he turned him down and they they have a lot of. That budgeted money leftover and you've got a. Young quarterback and Sam darnold and twenty? Nineteen and he needs some weapons around him and they liked their young. Receiver group and none of those, guys are, making money yet I totally, say it so I do think you'll, get that money the question is in the meantime Can can Todd Gurley or David Johnson raise the bar while Levy. On bell has to sit, out, he can't negotiate with anybody until next March so that'll be the question and what do the cardinals now do with David Johnson because. They're obviously, won't be, a love, EON bell long-term deal to negotiate off of he's obviously stolen the franchise tag can he. Go out and gets a fourteen million a. Year on a long. Term deal, with you know thirty, ish million, guaranteed thirty two ish million guaranteed we'll see well I'm glad you brought that up Jason because that's another, question if lay beyond bell ends up getting this blockbuster deal, that he's after does it boost the market for running backs as a whole does it end up then serving as. This catalyst like it has for quarterbacks and their deals where every guy who comes behind him benefits or is he more of. The aberration because of..