20 Episode results for "Forty Two Yards"
The Chris and Joe Show: Stopping Stafford
"Rheinlander scheme if the answer is yes don't wait another minute pick up your mobile device and subscribe to Lighthouse Hockey podcasts from espy nation today are courteous and efficient host are you troubled by strange hockey trades in the middle of the night do you experience feelings of dread about Nhl Free Agency have you or your family ever seen in your eh our courteous and efficient hosts are ready to serve all of your islander needs and worries lighthouse hockey podcasts for New York islanders fans currently relatively depleted at other positions how good are these remaining pass rushers Chris at honestly not rush and statistically in the bottom in a number of things as far as their pass rush goes they're missing their star player to Shaun Hand Great Espn has started publishing the pass rush and pass block win rates for every team in the NFL and the basically former players that he coached which hopefully his familiarity with him also ads for a smooth transition to becoming a New York giant kind of a safety he doesn't really have the movement skills to play a true safety in the NFL but he did transition review of the giants next match-up Against the Detroit Lions Alliance team that is currently two three and one not indicative caroling track of how often teams are winning in pass protection and pass rush and the lions are dead last in terms of their win a safety week inside linebacker hybrid it's a position that a lot of defenses have created especially at the college level will detract from their performances so far so hopefully the Buchanan signing a is a strong edition for for this team in Betcha continues to add different they are offensively and defensively but before we get to that we want to address the giants signing dion cannon and adding a- as pass rushers trey flowers has not been playing up to his contract part of that I've seen mentioned Stephen so as we always do are going to be breaking on the offensive and defensive game plan for the giants this week like I said we're going to be doing that for the Detroit lions so I up offense of game plan first thing that needs to be discussed here is that they have a a very very bad pass route of their actual capabilities as a team but like we were actually just discussing a very interesting one because of how struggled to address since James Becher was hired in that's the money back position which even now there's still a lot of confusion about what that actually is basically onto their roster who is just an additional piece to the giants defense that has been struggling this season it's really ended position they've kind of have not been moving flowers around enough they've been sticking him as an edge rusher end just leaving him there in that does not fit his game if they move him around in the contributor on SP nation main site former NFL defensive end he has basically he was straight up said that the lines try to get him matchups we could we could see his production as a pass rusher increase to former giants Romeo Kwara and Devin Canard are not playing is to kind of deal with spread offenses and how much speed ranges required to deal with them Buchanan was drafted in the first round out of Washington state level they were last year when they each had seven sacks and certainly the first part of last year when Canard was playing an outside linebacker really well to a linebacker role at least until James Beckford laugh you know he's kind of been struggling the last couple of years he only had three tackles for Tampa Bay album to have a good game because at times they have made things very difficult for protecting Daniel Jones and keeping him off of his back they had they could potentially get more pass rush than we have seen but as it stands right now the giants offensive line is not going to be facing role he was actually playing at a similar level to Khalil Mack since then I believe he's been moved to an inside linebacker and it just doesn't fit his game as well so pass rush like we saw with the cardinals and the Patriots and the Vikings I it seems like the last three games were just worst possible situation this defense the opportunity to get healthy against them this defense for the lions also statistically struggles in pretty much every possible in position as the lions are two three and one with one of the very worst defenses in the NFL and they it's the end range they don't really have at the linebacker position right now defense has been an issue and any piece you can add in really let's trey flowers the former Patriot and really besides that there's no one who scares me you you you pointed out ever and none of those guys really do any had a couple get healthy games for other teams already we saw the giants defense allow kirk cousins to get healthy and he has more because the cardinals had two very talented veteran pass rushers the Vikings had one of the best defensive lines in the NFL the Patriots are had a talented group the lions pass rush just nothing good about it now knowing the giants though that does open things up for them to allow or he was released hopefully he getting back with Becher bewigged defense he knows and has played well in hopefully he'll gives the giant stack kind of and you're listening to the Joe show presented you buy espy nation and big blue view. I'm Jodi Lennon as always joined by Chris Foam and we're going to be giving you a this defense how can they attack them how can they catch them on their heels I would say try to use especially Evan Ingram he's coming off a or you can find the next thing that they're very poor in which is probably mostly because of their poor pass rush is their past defense they've attack that whole and finding essentially scheming around that having an unexperienced player out there problems you might as well find a way to use that to your benefit all that being said and up and a very smart head coach with a good defensive coordinator so they were able to tee off at times in the cardinals game being the absolute worst of all can be very difficult for defense and can cause a lot of problems for defenses so using that to their advantage giants like you said need to scheme around that anything for me none of him I'm I'm really so worried about that you need a game plan who are talking about the other teams we were at some point saying like Oh I don't know how you're GonNa stop all these guys currently the thirtieth ranked pass defense in the NFL into add to that they recently traded one of their defensive acts Quadri digs and as a result were able to really healthy against the giants so I think first and foremost the giants can't give the lion could cause some problems on the sidelines but at the very least whoever is going to be on the field four gigs wouldn't have been on the field as much were hands on many passes they only have three interceptions one of them is Darius slay and as you mentioned he is not exactly Grunfeld at the moment him on were on the field that is so hopefully the giants could get after that kind of inexperienced player just looking at their depth chart that hasn't even been veteran Corner Darius slay was very disgruntled and vocal on twitter so how can they use this to their advantage it seems like things just continue to get worse for this if you position and also and this is kind of surprising considering Damon Harrison is on their defense they're run defenses not good honestly kinda surprising to read and say it really is shocking how bad their run defenses been I didn't even think going into this that their numbers would be so poor the issues that they've had on Defense Chris what do you think that they need to do in their game plan for offense in approaching this defense checking before ball should be the basis for the giants offense after that try to attack the secondary especially where they might be a little bit vulnerable at the did big snacks is still probably the best run defender in the NFL but everything around him has not been good this year which is engage in they do 'cause a lot of fumbles lose they've caused the second most fumbles in the NFL and have recovered the most so just well I've definitely say start with the basics and Daniel Jones upright and keep a handle on the ball because the lions do not get there or less brain on fire sense last week we saw the giants play against a cardinals team that was really in these InFocus going in line with what you said about staying simple here is running it down their throats it seems that in the Games three of them it might be the best opportunity for them to create a clean pocket for Daniel Jones you really only pointed out the only notable guy to talk about Brad game try to use to attack the middle of the field if they can get after the replacement for digs maybe and there is pretty much guaranteed success going against the defense if they decide to do that once you're able to run the ball well it's simple offense that often throwing early often has not worked try to stick to running the ball this week I would also say dial up as many cover two beaters as you can dated it looks like John Wilson would be that guy stepping in who really doesn't have a ton of experience in was an undrafted free agent so tried Pachtos attack essentially that spot were Wilson's playing or whoever if they choose you somebody differently if you have a team that's trading and making moves and having these types of because Damon Harrison is such an anchor in the middle of defenses but right now there are twenty eighth in rush yards allowed per game last week they got APPs I play call and then on out of that if they show something that isn't a cover to Coached under Bill Belichick Dan we heard after the game from Patrick Peterson that the cardinals had noticed specifically that Daniel Jones struggles when he sees probably not exactly healthy I think we noticed that pretty pretty clearly against Arizona when you throw the ball make in cover too bitter your teams are going to be so focused on trying to stop that that play action will open up passing lanes will open up. They're not going to be anticipating pass or in your favorite podcast APP the first thing that needs to be discussed when talking about this defensive game plan the and unfashionable pants that coaches where now if you want to take college football exactly as seriously as it should be taken subscribe for free on Apple podcasts on if you have to there should be over twenty five to thirty run place called in this game some level of consistency needs to be worked out here Anal Jones has struggled it's been a result of him trying to do too much them throwing the ball way too much and that just has not worked out you have saquon Barkley back you have waned Goeman semo hope for me turnovers through the air won't be an issue the lions do get their hands on a lot of balls in the take a very brief commercial break Hey I'm Spencer Hall I'm Holly Anderson I'm Ryan Nanny I'm Jason Kirk and we're the hosts of the shutdown word today that the lions are activating or they have activated Paul Perkins the former giant the lions offense is not the lutely gashed by Dalvin Cook who also had a career day against the giants but last week he had one hundred and forty two yards in two touchdowns I think the the main the second guy right behind carry on was tied Johnson I'm assuming no relation and JD MMA Kisic so no big name players for a long time he is a very very smart man if the cardinals in Patrick Peterson saw some holes in the giants passing game he he absolutely did as well it's almost uncharacteristic for Matt Patricia to have such a bad defense because of how good of a coordinator he was for a long period cardinals offense it's not schemed anywhere near or anything like what cliff Kingsbury through against the giants but the giants struggles against Mr Disasters to pro wrestling too fashionable pants worn middle school we also do talk about college football every now and then like mascot fights announcers fleeing the booth if the giants are able to defend the run because of how good Matt Stafford is playing right now it seems like they immediately wanted to lean on Matt Stafford because they threw the ball I five times last week carry on Johnson went out just to kind of look at this running back stable you said Paul Perkins they recently added and act two who didn't receive any Carey's last week you should try to establish the run game against the team that's not stopping the well running on first down run on second to the outside that chase edmunds had lions could try to use that against the giants defense but also it it almost might not even matter last week was Marvin Jones who caught four touchdowns against the The Vikings last week to the giants action need to be worried is the absence of Carrie Johnson who has had an amazing start to the second year of his career and he is now asses they're throwing the ball down the field and they're doing well enough that the Green Bay packers who the time hopefully there's no rain this weekend to impact the giants passing game in their ability
Steelers Burning Question: Which member of the Steelers 2018 draft class will have the biggest 2019?
"Pittsburgh steeler fans what's going on this is jeff hartmann editor of behind the steel curtain dot com with you for another episode of the steelers burning question if you're just joining us you're just tuning in you're thinking why in the world is jeff doing his show on it tuesday night it's happened more than once this time it's another conflict of interest on a wednesday evening therefore i'm doing this show on tuesday were not commit cut the content now if you're watching live on each of its two day you might be watching on wednesday it doesn't matter if you're listening though and audio platform you're still gonna hear this on its regular rescheduled day which will be thursday morning the fourth of july i hope we still have time to check it out if not at all these be there so let's say you have time for the weekend you can always check it out then 'em in make sure you always check out our podcast any wherever you download podcasts so make sure you check all that out so the one thing the burning question in i gotta be honest sometimes sometimes it's tough to think about these burning questions because there's nothing going on right now not a bad thing but there's nothing going on so i was thinking to myself okay is there any topics that might have talked about before that i could kind of not regurgitate that's very negative word but at least bring up again in thinking maybe has he answered changed at all in the two thousand nineteen nfl draft is coming gone and now all of a sudden i'm thinking back to the two thousand eighteen draft class fast and thinking back to in the two thousand eighteen group who's gonna make the biggest step forward in two thousand nineteen end i think everyone loves to talk about the two thousand seventeen draft i do two young guys at three bona fide pro bowler starters with tj watt juju smith schuster james connor their tremendous draft class i liked the two thousand eighteen draft class i mean i think they have a really good chance to be eighty eight group of high impact players that's what i hope so one thing they definitely have with all of these players across the board you know you don't see the tj watching this group together guys they come man to be nfl and it's like they just pick up they just get it and go that's not necessarily this groups forte but from year one year two you could see a big jump before we get into that let me go over exactly plea in case you forgot sometimes these draft classes get jumbled and are brains who is in the draft class okay it is a first round pick those trail edmonds safety at virginia tech second round pick who's james washington wide receiver from oklahoma state third round pick mason rudolph quarterback oklahoma state a chuck luma or chew sikora for i offered the tackle round five they have a fourth round pick marcus allen safety penn state a round five jalen's daniels running back h back tight end fullback whatever he was coming out of nc state and then they didn't have a six round pick in round seven of his joshua frazier defensive tackle in so here we go is one of those situations where i obviously josh were frazier's out of football he retired from football after a stint e f that league folded he said he's gonna hang it up you look at somebody other players everyone else is still in the current roster and so let's go over this the first two names and i'm gonna throw out as they're not the biggest leap just because of the position that they play where they are on the depth chart a mason rudolph will be the first he he if he wins a second job that's great but barring injury he's not gonna play in two thousand nineteen so mason rudolph is out next would be marcus allen he's got his injured a lot last year he played a little bit more truly end of the season season he's gonna be jammed at the safety position if he makes the team he's gonna have to win a bad or two here there but still marcus allen is someone that a i would say you're not gonna expect him to make the biggest jump from a overall production standpoint he might show tremendous improvement but at the same time he might not have the production that would make him high on this list to believe it or not outside of frazier rudolph and alan i think you could make a case that a lot of these players could be easy answer for this question okay i'll let's start from the back end and go forward jaylen samuels okay jail and saying oh this guy came in last year no one knew what he's gonna do swiss army knife he does everything well kind of be jack of all trades master of none james connor goes down against the loss angeles chargers at heinz field he comes in what did he do next week rips off on her and forty two yards against the patriots he plays well against the saints he starts showing is capabilities in the passing game as a receiver to his end of the season really starts to kind of come into his that will shoot now all sudden you're looking at you and saint louis are saying this guy could be a bona fide player now i don't think anyone in their right mind is gonna suggested he is going to somehow surpass james connor that's adding a little outlandish but at the same time i i think personally jalen's amos could be very very good tool and weapon for the pittsburgh steelers offense in two thousand nineteen when i mean by that is he might not be a pure runner he might be someone leaves out wide they they put in motion get him met the missing you know the mismatch if you see one oh one defense that that type of stuff he could be that guy for the pittsburgh steelers and so he could have a very big role on this team keep that in mind as the fast but for now round three to shout to shoot sikora for second round player he's a guy that when he came out of western michigan everyone said that if he were a player that played for alabama he'd be a first round pick he has the size of the speed he has the strength just not that well not a very well known so i think if you hit hack you wanna talk about this is something of if i talked about earlier in the season the off season he is a legitimate chance to win the right tackle spot if he wins the right tackle spot you better think that means it he is having a huge step from year one year two and all of that he's having a big impact on the team at the same time so don't rule out a corner for if he wins the job of being a guy have the biggest impact on his team 'cause he would have to open up holes for the running game that that'd be connor samuels benny snell doesn't matter or whether you're protecting ben rothlisberger right tackle so you have all those situations ever the core for he it'd be the guy round to james washington antonio brown leaves you think that a guy like washington who is known for his deep place deep ball skills at oklahoma state would just kind of slide rate in make himself it's at home and he did not play that great the first three quarters of the season but i felt in the last quarter of the nfl season his rookie year two thousand eighteen he actually starting to kind of get acclimated he kind of starting to figure figure it out to kinda understand exactly what the steelers you're asking of him in a it's one of those situations where i think james washington could really step up he's gonna have a competition with dante moncrieff obviously he'll be fighting with guys like that rogers and ryan ryan switzer for time on the field he should get a carve out his own portion of that playbook and he should see the feel a lot in because you see the field a lot is the best chance of actually make an impact you think about who we've talked talked about already jaylen sales is not going to be a starter chuck's to to core for is not the starter yet the james washington gonna play a lot he therefore would have a better opportunity to actually make an impact in a first round pick tro edmonds i thought that his rookie season but it's kind of bland kind of vanilla but it wasn't a horrible okay it's kinda like vanilla ice cream you haven't it tastes good but at the same time it's not chocolate i feel like throw edmonds is kind of his rookie season kinda like vanilla ice cream is okay he made some plays missed a couple but it wasn't bad i still like ice cream jogging trail edmonds in people forget this to he played played eight ton last year that wasn't by design when morgan burnett was banged up all the time he was forced into the starting role that experience is gonna pay off big time in he's in a bb every down player is long as he's healthy he in sean davis is starting earning tatum he's gonna have a great opportunity and make plays so when i look at all of this and i asked myself which player is gonna have the biggest impact the biggest step forward from two dozen eighteen to nineteen it is really tough meter take anyone other than edmonds because i know how much he's gonna play james washington will be second but if shoots a core four wins the starting job i put him second because he's gonna be on you're more then james washington will be in then if if a core four starts as between james washington jaylen same of exciting jaylen seeing those is gonna be that much of an impact 'em he's gonna be an impact player for the team this year end people might say well how's he gonna fit in trust me the steelers will find a way the cinnamon because he is that type of player he is that type of skillset so that's my answer i'm gonna go with edmonds because obviously he's gonna play a lot but i could see case is being made for a lot of other players and it's two thousand eighteen draft class this group did a lot of people criticize this is the guy that they these players that everything from throw edmonds when he was drafted aaron they do to all these other players that everyone is kind of like shaking their head they took rudolph in the third what does that mean 'em all this stuff happened i think this is a good group i still like this draft class i think they're gonna play well i did not perform well but if you're in the live chat right now and you do i'm curious what you all think who is going to be the biggest impact player and make the biggest jump from year one year two from those guys it i just named that's edmonds that samuels that the coral for that marcus allen a that's mason rudolph 'em who are forgetting a singles fraudulent schemes he has no the group by now so go ahead and drop it in a a live chat if you're watching live on you to if you didn't get you to channel check us out bts he steelers radio and subscribe share we appreciate all of their in this is also the time in the show where i open up the live chat for questions from you hello listener i'm sean ramos from host of today explained vox is daily news podcast every day monday through friday my team and i look at what's happening in the world we pick one central national news stories that defines are moments and ask smart people help us understand the in about twenty minutes or less it's the perfect way to starter injured day subscribed today explain for free on apple podcasts or your favorite podcast app app it's from stitcher and the vox media podcast network steelers related questions you can feel free to enter them into the chat with the chat room and always remember using these these super chat feature if you'd like you don't have to but it's there there in what that is is if you write in a question if you use that super chat feature you can put in any amount of money which could be what we call the tip jar in that money will go directly into account income streets the show where we can do giveaways during the season which were planning undoing in some other things like that so any any help you give is awesome but you don't have to it'll highlights you're questioning it'll be guaranteed be answered so so far a lot of people are saying edmonds 'em summer saying washington shoots weeks a samuels edmonds samuels then more yeah so this is this is interesting thing about this question so far the last few weeks it i've done this deal is burning question the questions they've been very much okay we're going to have one of these other you know do you extend my thomas contractor does you a will this happened of all this this is a question where i think you have a lot of different answers there's a lot of people could actually justify their responses based on what could potentially happen in the future you could say the jail in saint louis is gonna have a big role enough that you did it shoots is gonna win the starting right tackle job you could say that james washington is gonna step up to be a big time playmaker you could say the troll edmonds is because he's gonna play the most out of everybody that's gonna be interesting but if you have any questions now the time they asked go ahead and far away ask his means i can recall the show and we we appreciate all of you listening as always in communicating in the live chat it makes experience a lot better i can tell you that hands down so steelers fan nineteen says jeff how different do you think the steelers history would be the ceo's kept emmanuel sanders over antonio brown interesting question 'em timmy lives never antonio brown versus emmanuel sanders when they came out of the contractor was always mike wallace and antonio brown emmanuel sanders is a good receiver he was not great in pittsburgh i would say the he became much better receiver when he got around paid manning that's not a cut on ben rothlisberger that's just the fact that maybe sanders and manning got along better than sanders in rothlisburger that happens there's conflict flicks and things of that nature so 'em yeah i i don't think he would have changed too much even with wallace you have similar success it that's what i tell myself i i find myself and i just recently simply 'em yesterday last night i was editing in article by tony death he'll he which ran today published today about how his favorite moment of the two thousand eighteen season was 'em he was looking at a the steelers twenty eight twenty one win over the bengals in cincinnati at paul brown stadium in it's crazy how be off season in the way things have gone down with brown and bell more brown the bell have just tarnish what happened last year that game was tremendous if you forget that was the game where on in the waning moments of big of the contest rothlisburger hits brown on that quick slant he turns it up fields what's the safeties and rumbles into touchdown game run to the end zone for the touchdown is essentially game over tremendous tremendous game in you know antonio brown went from it and nobody no name kids six round draft pick from central michigan knowing give gave to craft about to becoming the one of the greatest receivers in the entire national football league i guess with that comes some ego will put it that way but you know a male sanders would have been different i dunno that's a really good question no credit a steelers fan i appreciate that that's definitely a debate worthy one 'em ryan ryan says he's looking forward to the preseason i have be honest i can't i can't believe i'm saying this but i'm excited for pre season to i'm not excited for the season start i enjoy this time where there's really no news where the sites it's doing fine has the regulars they come in they check it out and we still put out content and all that stuff but it's the time larkin ashley relaxing do you think about the season is it's not a long season but from you know the moment of july with reports afford the training camp until january maybe hopefully february this year you're inundated with news every single day in his twelve articles a day and i making sure everything's good podcast all that and then after that it starts the draft perhaps and then after that is the free agency of free agency starts in the new league year march and then the draft and then all these all it just doesn't stop so for me i'm looking forward to the season i'm looking for the praise you see some of these battles come to fruition but ultimately i'm not looking forward that i like a little bit of downtime so felicia are number one fan she gives a to actually two comments and tips are almost twenty bucks thank you felicia she said hey jeff next year lance on sunday i'm going for edmunds and washington this season can't wait to see what day comes out so mcewen hey i'll be awesome for some of the podcast quick scheduling the fleeces common need it because we typically are on thursday nights a for the steelers preview and it's the fourth of july if you're if you're a listener in the united states of america there's obvious are independence day we will not be doing are show on thursday in david actually on vacation i'm gonna talk today cds and it gives his tacky stuff but otherwise it's just gonna be myself and it's gonna be brian anthony davis and i'm not gonna snag a third in there but if if not just the two of us further the warning that tomorrow night into wednesday night so i actually forgot about that here i am on tuesday night were gonna do that show sometime tomorrow night it might be a little bit later but will be doing that tomorrow wednesdays so check check you're macy keeper a calendar checked off their police officer says if a five bucks and it's after watt doesn't get enough attention he's a beast i think the wads getting a some of some attention now after having over twelve sacks last season and he was the last steeler linebacker have double digit sacks in the season since a james harrison did it so i think that he is getting a little bit more attention if he can duplicate that success again and show the his trajectory is on the line would say his brother j j you start it off strong and they just kept going kept going defensive player of the year in that discussion i'm not saying it's going to be i think this is gonna be a big year for it gonna be a big year for him 'em so you're a jeff what would you have to do differently for the steelers to a win super bowl forty five a super bowl forty five that's one i tried it forget 'em shark mendenhall don't fumble the football comes in mind first i really wanna bring that up until thoughts that game sucked a don't like watching this you lose the super bowl i have seen that twice and that's too many too many times alvin ask do you think ryan switzer is what it takes to be the next el al edelman and become ac wrong vp i think you'll be considered the x factor this season i absolutely think 'em ryan switzer could be an edelman type player the question is and to me whether he can be in edelman type players whether this year's often will be a patriots like oftens a the patriots very very smooth operating machine in other words they take was given to period in if it's you know one of those situations where hey you're gonna you're gonna double this guy the more is dumping underneath this guy the steelers sometimes do that and they sometimes get away with that i think if they have have brown gone there's no need for in the football anymore i think if they can get into their mindset we just take what the defense gives ryan switzer could have a big year that's if they trust in ben trust and and that's important keep that in mind crazy crazy chris just five bucks and the tip jar appreciated chris he says hey jeff would you feel safer betting on juju smith schuster after he beat his forty time from the combine a as a fantasy standpoint love the show you guys keep me busy i'm glad you watch the show shows plural 'em i hope they're more people continue to watch the show are platforms growing we appreciate that so here we go today if that's pretty interesting juju smith schuster is in england england he's in london answer those it reads the site regularly behind the steel curtain dot com you might have seen a lot of articles from my deputy editor his name is simon chester simon is an englishman he lives in england in he went to be event today he got credentials and he was at the event he met 'em he's able to ask you a question and will media scrum he was able to interview christian scotland williamson 'em who is be player they came over to be nfl from be nfl's expansion program where the steelers have eleven players their practice squad not just hand because he'll be guaranteed a spot is really cool event but 'em simon mentioned he said he mentioned a message today and said how'd you ran is forty time faster than he did coming out of college in he didn't warm up at all he was in basically street closed as an he also was probably jetlag 'cause he got into london yesterday so all those things i think you're just gonna have a good year and he see pictures of him i get simon sent me some photos of g g is is pretty close to another while his arms are big he looks he looks like he's ready they will put it that way so yeah from fantasy standpoint i feel a little bit more comfortable that juju smith schuster here 'em after what i saw over what i've heard from simon today it makes you check that i have a lot of content coming from that event a related to the steelers were there so make sure you check that out a see here another question from the steelers art school bryant will certainly first and second round picks dedicate a cage or defense do you think this could be butlers last year as defensive coordinator if we do unimproved i think the to me it is age or die season but it's not a do or die as that's not using the correct terminology is they do or you won't have their contract renewed situation so just like with todd haley when the steelers got out of firing and they just were not gonna run his contract aj we don't want you back eight k you're fired so keith butler is under the last year of his contract currently he just got his prized possession in devon bush it was the one thing he always kind of had a crush on west while you know ryan shazier is the guy and he's gone and we don't have the backup devon bush supposed to be that guy said you can't put all those players on the field all those like said the first round its first and second round picks then yet saturday get tons of starting a new a hey i'm spencer hall i'm holly anderson i'm ryan nanny i'm jason kirk end we're the host of the shutdown full cast your of vendors of college football podcast description to reformed what that means and basically what i mean or for every thursday we talk about everything from cooking disasters to pro wrestling john fashionable pants we warn middle we also do talking about college football every now and then like mascots fights announcers fleeing the booth early an unfashionable pants that coaches were now if you want to take college football exactly as seriously as it should be taken subscribe for free on apple podcasts or in your favorite podcast app and someone says one reason the steelers won the super bowl again on hoping in two thousand nineteen a man i'm hoping 'cause it's in miami heat at the espy nation vox media would send me down there covered the game that would be awesome in january late january february the go down the florida that'd be pretty cool to spend some time down there nonetheless 'em yeah we'll see hopefully it says here i think this team's gonna be scary in a lot of different ways i talked today scofield a recently a not on her podcast and i told him how did this team is still to curious to me there times where i think to myself boy this team could be dangerous rangers dangerous good and then i think where there's some really glaring question marks on this roster at the same time so i'm not sure what to expect all i know is that they should be less drama this year that's all i'm saying okay let's go one more question before we call the show ryan as are you concerned about the age of any of the players the season i think the only player that i can think of players plural when it comes to age possibly concern the number one is joe hate inside the joe haden old i believe he's when you thirtieth thirty one but he's been injured a lot in that kim kind of wear on you as you get older and they need they need him to be healthy and then they obvious obvious one number two is ben rothlisberger he's been in the league since two thousand and four in the two thousand nineteen do the math a he just needs to stay healthy the steelers have been doing a good job with him giving him rest days things like that i have no doubt that he's gonna need to be number one in terms of health in being available if they wanna win a super bowl so there you go so all right i thank you for everyone that participated in the live chat a that was there is it kind of an impromptu show remember tomorrow night will be yours steelers preview i will still stagger these out on her podcast platforms york and check them out a true leader over the holiday weekend for those in the united states of america makes you check out behind the steel curtain dot com for all you're pittsburgh steelers knees end as always land says at the end of every show tune in tell a friend and subscribe will see you next week for another episode of the steelers burning question hey it's medically hosted postive eater upsell before you jump to you're next podcast i wanna tell you about a new event that's happening later this summer in brooklyn it's called eater young guns summit and it's a one day celebration of up and coming talent in the world of food you're young and some it is a day full of talks workshops and tastings brought to you from fellow vox media publication eater you'll learn from some of the most inspiring people in the world food participate and workshops led by rising canary stars anti some amazing food from eaters favorite places across the country once again it's called the eater young guns summit it's on saturday july twenty seventh in brooklyn tickets are available now at lee slash u r g summit that's b i t d o t l y slash e y g summit this week on switched on pop there's a new version of the lab in in theaters and people are not having it they are upset about the new live action version and of prince ali a song by will smith but maybe not for the reasons you'd expect charlie and i breakdown the musical differences between the nineteen ninety two original and this new live action version
SVP's 1 Big Thing - June 12
"Yeah. Being. Last year in the National Football League. Kickers went twenty four twenty from forty three yards in the regular season. That is eighty five point seven percent, which is the exact same free-throw percentage James harden, has for his career part of what makes him such a lethal score gets fouled a lot, any very rarely misses like most kicks from the NFL from forty three yards last season. Cody parkey to tune his career from that exact distance going into last season playoff game against Philadelphia. Then he made one late to give them the lead only Doug Peterson and called a time out which meant he had to kick it again. And, you know the. You know the. Right here. That placed kick and it is. Because the stick of that miss wasn't going to go away the bears moved on despite the fact that they just parking to a four year deal and had to absorb more than a five million dollar captured to cut their kicker bears. Did they decided they were gonna find somebody who can hit a forty three? Well funny thing that in may in rookie camp head coach. Matt Nagy had eight rookie kicker. Try from forty three yards with. No, rush only two made it this was after he said at the draft that he was over the missed kick will in many camp on Tuesday. Nagy had three kickers and camp. Chris Blewitt who they released on Wednesday Elliott and Eddie venero all attempts from forty two yards. Why yard closer? I don't know that, that was a number Neg invokes. What he calls a Gusta silence. The whole team all the reporters more than twenty bears alumni, all watching the kickers went over three. Nobody hit the kick. Well, what did you think of that? Whatever went through your mind through my mind. That's about as real as they were over three out there. And for today that's not good. I mean we can't have that. This is a really bright guy. He is as clever a young mind as there is in the game. And I get what this is. But I think it's a mistake obsessing over the distance of missed kick from last year's playoffs. That can't be made. Right. If you make it in mini camp in may or June, only magnifies what happened against philli doesn't allow anybody to move on from it. Undoubtedly creates a sense pressure on the fella who are going to need to make the case for real, particularly those. They haven't camp, kicked zero NFL games with the numbers. Tell you is that there are a lot of figures out there. We're gonna make the forty three yard parking had never missed one. And then it happened and excruciating the worst possible time. But here's which wild since the merger in nineteen seventy the bears are only twenty one of forty from exactly forty three yards, which is fifty two point five percent. It's the worst of any team in the league. It's also way worse than Andre Drummond at the free throw line lash year just for context. So history tells you bears this. Is it your distance as a franchise understanding that maybe you can stop looking back start looking?
Draft (Vi)kings | The Dantasy Football Podcast
"Today's episode of Dante Football podcast is brought to you by state farm north through the state farm APP so go at the one with coverage and agents you can count on on the ringer NFL. Show on the ringer podcast network. My name is Danny Hyphen today Kelly how're you doing I'm doing excellent man how are you doing it's like I'm just kind of comes back a little like three cs I kinda gotta Eh I can't control you know anyway we're going to run I kick get rid of it now it's like we're going to I decay I just went home scrape wedding by the way but this against the chiefs in Kansas City Ninety five hundred's obviously he's on the more expensive side is year twenty nine th against opposing running backs last three teams that beat the chiefs in Indiana you've talked yeah if Mahomes is even going to be playing in this game but we saw last week Matt Moore can fill in I think a lot this week just running through the last three teams that have beaten the chiefs Carlos Hyde twenty-six Russia's one hundred sixteen years a touchdown Duke Johnson attitude catches and lying on Cook Cook a lot in this game so I think it'd be worth the money yeah Aaron I don't think the Dalvand I mean Carlos Hyde and then Marla Mac the week before I mean that will cook is better than I mean I don't WanNa Seventy Times in this game and not a kirk cousins past it's in it's in his DNA you're defense flowing in one direction then going the other direction they're very good on screen passes defensive tackles not healthy that lost Alex before and the packers game her cousins I know I just didn't respond to go that they don't WanNa pass but guess what they never wanna I saw back to back weeks each thirty nine minutes or so of possession this is as good as Patrick Mahomes I would never say that I sure hope not I am saying that kirk cousins see staps completion percentage above expectations kirk cousins is either number one or number Wilson's three Aaron Rodgers is for completion percentage above expectation which actually factors in how who starts these playing really well for the last month we were wondering whether this would be real or not he is aww cooked so the most basically Stefan digs and Adam and there we got love some kirk cousins I just wrote a couple of weeks ago I think two weeks ago I wrote he's really balled out in our against were against bad teams like the giants throwing absolute dimes into tight coverage into double coverage putting it good job figuring out what he's comfortable doing and then doing it a lot so yeah I think I think the oh I haven't checked it so he went halloween will are those like he has to wear the Jersey or no one who is I just thought that was hilarious in Nineteen Nineteen Taller total k thirteen I don't know all right too rich for my blood D- K. who is a player who's priced injured this week which is on the more side and it's going up against the he's six expensive the bucks have legitimate defend run defenses in the NFL their twenty ninth in points allowed so I think Carson still brings a little bit of upside as a pass that there's going to be better options for that price this week with the especially ah the seahawks necessarily do the logical thing but it would make a lot more sense for the seahawks just to pass against them now. It's actually been improved with Jason Pierre Paul's back so I'm at this week I'm sorry I'm just looking at pictures of Kirk cousins in a buzz light your costume right now see the infinity nor beyond he looks so happy so I'm happy for mb yeah that into an NFL quarterback what we still going while I was like Ah Okay we thank you for getting he is top seven wide receivers I just think this is a wait and see week for for Devante he's a little wow shops to the capitol and that's winning the world series wants to change your life and now he's not doing it Ted talk or writing self-help book taxes and shipping included in one hundred thousand dollars to put toward a house go to Omai's dot com slash NFL show and enter now that is O. L. Show one fifty and you'll score one hundred and fifty free entries aspire children through sport wow I didn't really justin Jay once again of Justice Jay love goldilocks this is middle range sweet spot not too high not too forty eight hundred which just feels like the right spot for me he seeing really good target numbers or last floor just as a PR receiver but I also I like is upside his ceiling no that's nothing my goal last week the whole New York jets I'm just I'm just wrong with the whole or last or second last in every major defensive category they sam darnold fifty nine hundred dollars Robbie Andersen fifty five hundred ever Simeon or whatever he was playing this you only look at the games that slamming well you know reliable it's hard to come by also in the Games just as Sam darnold top ten and right because the jets have been so bad it's a great matchup an excellent matchup dame did you just go to could holy shit I I've just become a W. Fan caller cheese US Jacobs on the raiders he is sixty five hundred bucks he's playing the lions I really like Josh in the NFL this year in Minneapolis Force behind my Guy Chris Carson or did not know that yards combined Alvin Cook in week seven hundred and forty two yards and two touchdowns and then last week he doesn't at Home Oakland and they don't play in the dirt anymore they are done the grass little guessing game for you guys blind resin let's do it for Matthew Berry player contact player be sixty five point eight percent of teams carries sixty you're propaganda just said that instead of anyway Larry Josh edge of team rushing yards I don't know how I don't know how informative that is predicted away this season even though they could still make the plan for the win this week but Josh Jacobs getting really perfect with what was going to say so contrary play the weak decay you want to get into this I snuck a little he said bad things about him right going going up against he's actually playing pretty well under Gruden I saw this from established runs adamant level time the raiders because they're running basically they're passing offense through a couple of tight ends and good they've been the season the lions meanwhile thirtieth against opposing quarterback says this waller is leading them and target share and he's just been there defacto number one receiver especially because Tara influ overcome some substance issues and stuff but this is his first season like really playing and but you like carver's lines this week yeah I mean I think you know if you're looking for do I think this is rather contrarian I'm going with Melvin Gordon whoever co everybody live from the holdout maybe because he asked for more touches like ahead of the game there don't fumble anyway sorry I cut you off fumble is always the answer but anyway Station anybody know jared Lee on that island I wanted to ask you guys a question about a new passing scheme that are running scheme right off the bat that they're suddenly not going to get more creative from passing range a lot because like installing an entire new offense takes weeks oh just play sequencing and all that that's really the thing that they're going to be looking for going forward I think is is the moment look when they change their offense overnight it's so rare second least to running the most and being the least efficient running team like among the top two teams change outfits quarters during the season of pretty good bit and most of the time it's about tendencies it's why did the person get fired I think that's the good thing to look at select last year Mike are they do they want to be more aggressive more conservative that's the first question I would ask so century eighty-five teams had four consecutive games where they had under the charges are currently a streak of under forty Russia yards four games at row same offencive line why is he not going Essentially Russ Russell Kun was out with put an IRA neck injury so they don't so you're pence pounds he's out or league bottom three easily and honestly the other L. Eighteen actually it's probably only team and it's and football like the Patriots literally laid out this whole game plan of how to destroy the chargers a change every year and the chargers just they've a worse line also the just the hurt Nicholas been worse Ecuador's average one point nine yards per carry since Melvin Gordon came back Gordon's average interesting guy off the field but he's a smart player they're the guys sitting protections there the guy's so many reasons is teams gone by the wayside it's like it's not just as simple as well and all the players were like really like I guess what I'm thinking is his last year the charges were also derailed by when I don't feel like we're all just pencilling him in to be like not even startle aggressively mean what changed my mind was the under forty rushing that's interesting to me is that they fired listen to fix that that's where I think that you could be right that they laughs when you first brought him up and you know it can be in play let's go to Carson who is in that game go to the Carson so bad guys want to go to the charge game let's do it down I would love Yep of one of the biggest fights featuring the biggest stars in boxing like Mellow Alvarez Andy classes to fight Kovalev for the light heavyweight world title Kenny Clinch yet win against Anthony Joshua Andy Rees is determined to cement his place and title as to get everything every fight original content all live and on demand for one low priced not one of my favorite parts is don't all year that Adam on X. Today I racing here from TV favorites Mike Joyce Ken Rudolph and many
10/22: BONUS: Kerryon Johnson Out! Emmanuel Sanders Traded! (Fantasy Football Podcast)
"Bonus podcasts fantasy football today here we go we've got two big pieces of news carry on Johnson on I R which means he is out basically for the season baby back in the fantasy playoffs but you can cut carry on Johnson and Emmanuel Sanders being traded to the San Francisco Forty niners I'm Outta Meser with Dave Richard and Jamie Eisenberg which one yeah do you think tie Johnson's going to catch passes that's I thought he was going to have that role at least a little bit and he hasn't but Kerryon Johnson not a pass catcher like to catch us on the bench single terrier sanders are my worst players on the bench. Yeah yeah would you drop Duke Johnson for tied Johnson yes they about to go out and make a trade for a Kenyan drake a Melvin Gordon remember this is a team that believed that they had playoff potential and they probably still do mm-hmm your number one waiver claim I get that but I can't say with certainty that he's going to be the guy he's not going that he's going to be the League winner a six percent owned by the way but how much is this change things for tied Johnson I mean a little bit now I think it gives you a little bit more of a game this year which was a little surprising tigon did have four catches it last week do you think he'll be better NPR you think you'll have that type of role or is that McCain incentive to get somebody who has long term appeal as opposed to maybe just a week to week thing but you know I don't think this is the end all be all terms of saving your fantasy team because the possibility from C. J. Anderson just maybe they kick the tires on him again also so with being more of a longterm injury would you drop miles sanders arrests this season right I mean they could it might they might say all right let's give it a week we have another week before the trade deadline let's see what ty Johnson looks like as the primary ball carrier who despite their record yes no so let's keep talking about that because I can't imagine they're going with Johnson and JD mckissick the rest of the season and when he got hurt eat anymore like rb twenty so it hasn't been a great year for him But how much more excited are you now to add tie Johnson than you were when we spoke this morning when he he's the lions at I don't know if that if that's enough time or if they've already decided I can't see spending a ton on Thai Johnson you want Spike Committee that's that's fun so mckissick has already proven to be a better pass catching back then tied Johnson it's what he came out as a wide receiver as a team they have not had a good run game he himself is twenty four thousand non Pbr twenty-six NPR on a per game basis. If you remove the Vikings seven single terry for Tigon if I need somebody for this week yes if I don't need somebody that no and that's if I don't have anybody better impact for just a one week situation you mentioned Kenyan Drake you know don't forget jade is not making the rounds e worked out for the cardinals this could be a situation where they may look at him you so you know there are some other moves you can make deeper leagues we want to pick up a giant now just to see if type of player but like we said about wing almond that week against Washington you know he helped you win that week in a big way and I think tied Johnson can have that type of I like you said Adam carry on Johnston wasn't having a great season I don't know if tied Johnson all of a sudden comes in and is better than that so you're picking him up with the hope that he could be at least exp maybe a number two running back when the match ups right and it's one of those weeks or the matchup is right so hopefully take advantage of more importantly are the lions convinced that tied Johnson can be their guy sicker what I think I think mckissick is going to end up having that passing Don's role in the lions have said or at least Patricia Sense press conference that they're going to use running back now he's running back he got converted in Seattle and now he's doing that for the lions I would imagine hill keep that role and tie Johnson not a good pass block they've only asked mckissick if you want me to Jack Tie okay you can look that up I got an email from I think Brian he said somebody dropped Joe Mixing would you rather add Joe Mixon Orteig Johnson I think there comes down to again do you need somebody for this week or long-term I'd rather have Joe Mixon long-term with the hope that fantasy but you get up you win this week and and that's important and next time we we look maybe look at you know what's the scenario of short term versus long term so I don't think he's a break the bank ask black ten times all year he's running more rats run like sixty routes all year including thirty three I think I said Jamie do you remember remember thirty three routes last eighty mckissick mckissick has thirty five on the season so ty Johnson's been doing that job more okay does this hurt or help or none of the `bout while Darrell bevill is a running backs coordinator and he wants to dominate with the run funny what happens when he doesn't have marshawn Lynch Adrian Peterson the niners situation now and the broncos situation without Emmanuel Sanders who by the way leads the broncos in red zone targets and is among the NFL leaders and Green Zone targets those targets inside above Matthew Stafford in the passing game elsom guess guess who the offense runs through now there wasn't any doubt about it before in all the talk week after carry on got hurt so who which one day rely on tie for four catches a Game Day who ran thirty three s tire or mckissick tie you know things improve with forty glennon AJ green coming back bud short-term address starts at Johnston this week is that not a mind blowing answer right there I mean amine injury aside he just hasn't been good and he's had the opportunity he's averaging before the Vikings Game Elliott five carries it got hurt before the Vikings game his his at the ten so hopefully that helps cortlandt sutton a little bit before about like just reflecting on how big of a bus I'd have to say Kerryon Johnson has been he's there thrown out this is a passing team now before we even helps is Marvin Jones okay maybe we'll get another four touchdown game before we move on you think he struggled with some tough match ups I think he struggled with getting some work in the past game I thought went the Riddick was traded that they would use or his average of carries per game tenth in the NFL is like seventeen something carries per game you can't ask for much more than that he was over five yards per carry last year I believe he's like three point five yards per carry just had a bad year three point eight yards per care no he's three point four teams point you know Jamie that would be a little bit more of a strength but it's just the hasn't lived up to the billing of someone who had an opportunity here to step into a quality situation and take advantage of it and so that's something to evaluate with him moving forward next season that he just may not be a elite fantasy running back more of just stay plotting I'm more in that regard and they didn't you know the the offensive line really been bad for Detroit from a run blocking standpoint so that hasn't helped him at all cutner Emmanuel Sanders Sutton son yeah okay does this help or hurt cortlandt Sutton who on a per game basis missy I think he was eight last year without Emmanuel Sanders Day Sean Hamilton had twenty five catches one hundred eighty two yards and two touchdowns on thirty eight targets but the funny thing is I think my lumps with Joe Mixon and take Joe Mixon Overti- Johnson we might be cutting tied Johnson two weeks from now oh a but starting fantasy running back but you know when we elevated him to be somebody at the back around to that was probably an overvaluation of of what the situation was sure but I wouldn't I wouldn't over extend to get him either dolphins receiver or day Sean Hamilton I'll take a dolphins I'll take what is appointment I know the injuries there and everything by the way big injury history for Kerryon Johnson so should come as a shock but even when healthy what happened yes so Dejean Hamilton should he be owned more than twenty percent of leagues after waivers run tonight absolutely exact same way I'm a little concerned about how hill endel double teams and we're GonNa see that as soon as this week broncos need to establish another pass catcher in that offense to keep him from to be fair we might be cutting Jones I think just you know for this week you take the guy facing the giants as opposed to the guy facing the rams so last week it was eleven routes run for all right San Francisco Acquiring Emmanuel Sanders and a fifth round pick from Denver for a third and a fourth round pick who we like better rest of season Portland this is bigger for Noah fan because if there's a guy if there's a guy who can break out and get more targets downfield and think about Joe Flacco and think about where he's placed the ball sanders is going to be I think he's got a shot to be a top twenty four receiver recipes guy take the under on that but I think it's it's slightly better than where he's been I mean this is an offense that this season but this is just a slight increase for me from where he was with Denver and where he was was actually on a per game basis for manual sanders believe it or not outside the top four the number one receiver based on total points scored in both formats total points okay per game lower but he's been incredibly consistent Pr Smith terrific and like I said the leader in red zone and Green Zone targets in Denver is out so is this a good thing green zones inside the ten Oh sanders were Marvin Jones of season don't I think I'll take Jones but I think it's close it's into the Golden Gate targets then I would take shepherd over Sanders Sanders overtaken okay Jimmy Garoppolo or twelve games basically have the same season as Juliet Almond with just two fewer touchdowns Okay so would you rather have a manual same rather has a ton of speed and so the the targets will be better the hopefully the catch is will improve and maybe get closer to what he was Josh Allen Josh Allen I don't think this does a whole lot for Garoppolo makes them slightly better but it's not a big dramatic boost it could be the guy that benefits the most in Denver and he's actually got a nice matchup this week against the colts who have allowed a lot of numbers too tight ends how good do you think manuals I don't think is going to feature one guy I still think it's GonNa clearly funnel through George kiddle is still going to want to run the ball a lot and sanders look he's he's not the number two guy you know you saw the upside in the chiefs game when when everything was perfect you know the fumble not which was not ideal for him but you know he he still has the ability to be I think is Portland Sutton was was bad those games so I don't know how much we can take out of Tim Patrick actually wasn't so bad he had the most yards in two hundred and forty two yards in those four games and they run the ball more than any team in the NFL more than the Ravens and that includes the Mark Jackson carries so they are the run heaviest team so far maybe that changes a little bit a little bit more that's always
BGN Radio #90: Eagles Beat Bears, Concerns Remain
"Hey there podcast pals I'm John Stolnis the host of the Phillies pod hidden season one of the shows that make up the good fight podcast family from espy nation. Look the baseball season is one hundred in sixty two games long and there's no way you can watch all those games so make sure to check out my podcast twice a week for all the fills goodness you could ever want and make sure to check out our other podcast including the award winning the dirty inning with Justin clue and Trevor strunk and continued success with Justin and Laze rozier subscribe on Apple podcasts or your favorite podcast APP you're listening to Bgn ridden with Brandon Lee County and Jimmy Kamsky welcome into BGN radio this is episode ninety brought to you by the leading great nation and Espy Nation Asian I am your host Michael Kissed Mine Somewhat Filling in for Jimmy Kamsky I blamed Benjamin Sollac though as he wasn't available for the normal kissing so lack recap show so joining me today is the supreme leader of BGN May he forever reign branly Gouten Brandon a win is a win but this wasn't pretty nor was it all that impressive but it's hard to feel too negative about two straight wins and five and four headed into the by considering how the season has gone how how you doing brother how you feel about this Mike you could it also say that I am replacing lack which is obviously a huge upgrade in the eyes of that's not my own words that's just words that are out there that people have said by men that's true again this I'm this objective here is relaying information yeah my like look legals one game today that did happen they're five and four and that's pretty important because going into into this game that you install lack of belief talked about how the Eagles bears team was kind of the highest in at least in terms of the Eagles in terms of playoff leverage their their playoff off ads went up by twenty percent by ESPN's playoff probability leverage metric tracker analytic thing whatever you WanNa call it so it was important win for sure but kind of like going back to last week against the bills it just makes me think okay the the one and that's good but like how sustainable is this can they continue continue to win like this because they're not gonNA be playing Allen and Mr Riskier I like this game just lacked energy and what kind of recap how the how the twenty two fourteen win for the eagles went down don't let people in the very beginning I mean people already complaining about the I two field goal drives and I'm thinking hey they get scores out of the first drive to make it twelve nothing that's that's all good like it's not not like a blowout scored yet but they're firmly control of this game and then they score right out of the half they make it nineteen nothing and it just feels like home not much to worry about what also not not much happening type of game kind of like the jets game from earlier in the season the bears basically had negative yardage until very late in the first half seemed very unthreatening but of of course as is often the case with the Eagles defense they bust twice on two different drives and suddenly it's nineteen to fourteen game they have to wake up and after that you have drives from the eagles of six place replaced replaced five plays they look a little stale before finally executing a backbreaker of a drive of sixteen plays sixty nine nights yards eight eight minutes and fourteen seconds come the clock the eagles had over forty minutes of possession in this game which would end up being big for them so that comes off the clock they kicked the field goal to make a point point Game Adam Shaheen musty ensuing kickoff Duke Riley welcome buddy he recovers it and his ball game but the eagles were never not in control in this game they they didn't need some crazy red zone stan or big time stop on a key third or fourth down but it had the feeling of wire they letting a bad bears team in it's my belief that it's a bad bears team and look credit to their defense they're very good unit and we knew things wouldn't be easy against them but the eagles just seemed incapable of putting this game away when it felt like they could have earlier until it got too close for comfort and it felt like a two thousand eighteen win against a subpar team so while a win is a win and that's all milk and cookies I don't know if it changes the level of concern that I have about this team as they prepare to play the patriots in the seahawks after the bye is that kind I know where you're at two Belgian I think this offense specifically this passing offense I should say the running offense is great it's good it's a mile sanders in Jordan Howard had another good game and that's great to see the conversation after last week's game was about how he goes on to be this establish the run team which really I just don't think is the long-term viable answer for them they can do it to win some games here and that's nice to beat up on some bad opponents sure that's fine but like when they're playing the Patriots I don't think they're going to be able to you just established the run in get by with what little they have I honestly think that's probably the the biggest takeaway from this game for me is just how Ed really been building so it's not just the scheme just like how depressing this passing offense is because it's really depressing there was hope coming into this game that Sean was gonNA come back in and fix some of that although I I was trying to temper some of that myself or my own expectations because he's coming off this injury he was limited in practice at this all week we don't know how close to one hundred percent he was sure enough he plays a drive today and he's out the whole game after that I asked Doug Peterson about that after the game like what the plan was for Sean and he said the plan was to have sean play the game now out for precautionary reasons but like okay is that true or was there the setback how reliable is the Sean GonNa be because if the Sean John in there Mike let me tell you the receivers they're not good there's problems here I'll Sean on Jeffrey Four for thirty six today three Dr inning drops the last one was this especially this infuriating Nelson Adler actually made a couple of tough catches just today I thought they were short ones anytime he's targeted down the field it's just like a waste of a play because either and let me be clear I don't think this Carson Wentz his best game I think Salata throws but then on the you know the place where he's not missing them than receivers this can't even make that lower either can't track the ball or he just doesn't get in a good position to make you contest cats it's not like in his repertoire really any Omega three for twenty one anyway Jackson again we don't know how much we can even count on moving it forward day. Jr Takeaway tied Palade more today he was on the field out there but I don't even think he's on target Matt Helen's again another that catch and not even in target and I I saw a stat out there that Matt Holland has more penalty yards receiving yards this year one hundred twenty six penalty penalty yards against one hundred and twenty five receiving yards and to Sean Jackson continues continue to build on his lead even though we only had one catch and five yards up against college it's crazy dude how can they win like this Mike how you where's the hope and this is why this is why was frustrated traded coming out of the trade deadline it wasn't that like I was expecting Howie Roseman to pay some kind of ridiculous price to say get Robbie Anderson but it's disliked the bottom unwind to me was you have these receivers in this you're working with with the rest of the season is just not good enough and then they pass up in Josh Gordon and is just like the cure all definitive answer no he's not but like just the fact that they're riding with these guys like I know these guys aren't the answer I seen enough to know that these guys do not have opened them and look I was a proponent of trading for Robbie Andersen the price came in that it was the second rounder that was too rich for me for a guy that you were going to have to extend so that that sucks you know obviously you need to tango in dance and all that stuff and you need a partner willing to trade you something so I was definitely wanting something to upgrade I wasn't big on bringing Guy Gordon in just because of all the other issues that surround autumn obviously I've I've I've seen the name a couple of times now in Tokyo Brown which is like you might as well bring a circus elephants to time doing that's not yeah and and it's just it does seem like something that's not sustainable you need akers to have nine catches one hundred three yards and a touchdown for this offense to continue to move the ball but that's that's small you're not getting any shots out of that and you need a sixteen play drive it seems like all of these wins they have these you know Fourth Quarter Backbreaker drives where they have to convert third down after third down after third down and I agree with you it it was not went to his best game but when it came down to it he was able to convert in those situations make good decisions with the ball make plays on his own to make that happen but it shouldn't have to come down to that every time they shouldn't have to grind out every single driving it's great that the running game is going because that's that's a big plus for them keeping them out of bad situations as an offense Jordan Howard nineteen carries aries for eighty two yards and a touchdown looked great you know doing his normal thing miles sanders I felt looked better as an inside runner on some downhill concepts ten carries as for forty two yards so that's a plus as well but again at the same time you're not getting last week sanders had the the big explosive but that hasn't been the norm for this offense Howard had a long long of seventeen sanders had a long of eleven and while they were able to gash this defense up the middle and control the clock it was something we talked about on the kissing so elect show you hit these the this bears bears defense on its side runs and you can beat them that way in the eagles did a good job of that you just wonder if that's the formula because you're not always going to be playing against Mitch Trubisky risk you're not always going to be playing against Josh Allen Forty mile an hour gust consistently blowing through the stadium and swirling whatnot because we saw what this defense like a a glimpse of what they have been and that's a defense that bust absolutely too much the two biggest rose for trubisky on the year recovered bus Malcolm Jenkins wants to play Robert when he's got deep zone and leaves Gino Jalen mills hanging out to dry on the big God Tiller Gabriel catch and then you've got the bus route by David Montgomery it was no one in the same area code as him so they're still concerning things you get some of the worst quarterback play that you've seen this year and it still almost a game and that's what that's what really worries me again not to take anything away from the bears defense offense but they're going to have to be able to put up more points and I don't know what that looks like for this offense so still very concerned coming into the by but hey I mean on the plus side you're still five and four and I'm wondering what you think about this defense though because this defense are they a tomato can crusher severe flaws or they a unit capable of getting right in the second half of the season because I'm leaning towards the tomato can it's hard to get inspired when it's the Abysmal Mitch Trubisky on the other side of it who for most of the game look just as bad as Luke Falk and his two big throws again were gifted to him via bus in the secondary what do you think about this defense moving forward you have any confidence in them to limit teams under twenty four points because the only teams they have avid two hundred twenty four points haven't been bottom third offenses in the league I think there's some hope for the defense I I do believe the pass rush starting to come on a little bit Federal Cox early in this game like Omega red he was wrecking the game early on and it didn't really show much in the box the boxer here he had two tackles two solo tackles and that's it but he impacted a lot of plays I felt like Brennan Graham had another sack Gerard Avery trade acquisition in half a sack basically the whole eagles defence had a sack on that play by now I still think there's some hope for them I feel like they can be it good enough I honestly do not like actually good not like lockdown unit by any means but I feel like if this offense could get it together which again I don't really have hopes for that but if somehow they could if somehow to sean did get healthy and he comes back after the bye in he looks great and they're able to score like I think this offense should be able to score I think this defense can do enough enough to Kinda forge some turnovers the game winnable overall the defensive honestly isn't one of my biggest concerns especially in this game I know it's trubisky but I mean they almost kept him to negative nine yards in the first half before Jewish had to scramble and then Sunday who who should not be on the team by the way my next Saturday UC's causing this team and awesome compensated Tori fourth round pick in the donate money draft you know they were they were shutting down before the again trubisky being terrible certainly he is a big reason that factor into that but yeah I just I wasn't really disappointed overall the defense obviously did have some lapses I wanNA give a shout for making a big play out kind of thing underrated play late in the game there when you know the bears get the ball back there only down five points a navy chance to go and Dan you know take the lead of automatic comes with a big pass break-up on thirty nine and forces the bears upon they never touch the ball again on the fumble in that lasts kickoff so yeah I think they've stepped up Like I'm fine at the defense I honestly am not I I'm so focused on the passing offense being being abysmal because I think that's really what wins in the NFL and being explosive and being fast and the thing one of the biggest things that frustrates me and I've said it a billion times by now doesn't fun I are you having fun like is anyone having fun out there because if you if you are great but like I feel like you're lying because there's no way you're having on this team is not fun there's no take someone to work to actually score in like there's no explosive element is just like a chore it's a Burden Erdan it's it's not fun and maybe I'm dislike not maybe I'm not able to enjoy the winds enough or something but really that's my big takeaways like this this isn't isn't fun and it's supposed to be fun for Pau supposed to be fun and it felt like it feels like I should say the you'll have not been fun for a while now and I just wanted to be fun remember when they just just be the brakes off of the bears two years ago back in two thousand seventeen like that was a fun game fun it's the same level quarterback play that you saw today and they we're a good defense then too there were there were sneaky good against them teams this that that year I feel like that that team might be as good as this bears team so I don't see any reason why the eagles couldn't do more and you're right and I'm sitting there and I'm watching the game with my son as do every Sunday and it's twelve nothing and were just sitting there going this is this is this is a boring game is not an oriental and it's fine that you're in control but you also let them crawl back into the game that's where the real problem is and like you said with with the passing offense just not not being real explosive right now you you know how you can kind of work around that is is getting time for Wentz I do feel that the line got beat up a little bit at times I mean they gave up four sacks I feel like a lot of those especially I remember the third one in the red zone I think it was one of the within the first two drives it definitely a coverage sack in the red zone which is another that's indicative of the wide receiver fever problem that we have and of course you WanNa see the film on on some other ones just to see if there was anything there that may be when I miss but it didn't look like to me but but I will give a shout out here because because Khalil Mack on Andrei Dillard and I know the eagles did some things and I want to look at the film and whatnot but for the second time in a row playing Khalil Mack who is is an elite level talent Mac has not been a game recor against the eagles they took good care of the football and in the running game the line was bumping as as well so the offensive line is looking fantastic and for as much crap as people are giving Howie Roseman right now and look be right there with you talking about how they should not have restructured alshon Jeffery to make it harder to get out of his contract I'm I'm right there with Ya but as far as like the draft and and what Fr- that has borne you can be upset about J. John not not seeing the fuel for whatever reason whether it be position coaching whatnot Andre Dillard to me looks like a hit and that's a good thing for the eagles so that that's a positive thing being able to protect whence Wentz even though again he took four sacks allows recovered sacks I felt bill g. any other thoughts are beginning balls or anything like that in any special recognition you wanNA throw it before we go to break here on the how we know I guess you can throw sanders in there to just get bend for forty two broke tackles as which was nice to see you've been wanting to see that night out he also had three three thirty one as a receiver and eat a big nineteen yard reception in there and it almost feels like this point like there's a guaranteed one play per game at minimum of miles sanders here's making like a big play in the passing game and really he's honestly you know we've talked about this he didn't like one of their biggest reliable weapons in the passing game the running neck which is not ideal the deal is great yeah exactly and they had two big third down conversions third and long as the two of them were screens to got hurt and sanders which is like they're having to manufacture these ways to get these conversions versions because they're having trouble pass downfield I'm sorry go ahead field you know on that note I wanted to give Doug Credit Setting Doug game maybe not the whole thing this off the top of my head year like I thought he made some pretty critical calls that last drive especially to ice the game the throw to urge for the first down there was the screen gene to gutter like it just felt like Doug Peterson like really scheme some things up nicely in this game helped give his team edge unlike the coward Matt Nagy who haunted the ball on what the forty three I think is a forty three it was fourth and six on the eagles forty four and they were down down Nineteen to seven you coward pretty bad so yet doug not a coward Matt Nagy definitely account understands working with trubisky but come up like brother you gotta go for it at some point you gotta get a let them hang are so when we come back here on Bgn Radio Episode Number Ninety we're GONNA get three words from the gentle listeners and we'll kind of use that as the framework to
Babes On Broad #9: What. Is. Happening?!
"Hey there podcast pals I'm John Stolnis the host of the Phillies pod hidden season one of the shows that make up the good fight podcast family from espy nation. Look the baseball season is in sixty two games long and there's no way you can watch all those games so make sure to check out my podcast twice a week for all the fills goodness you could ever want and make sure to check out our other back in Minnesota they'd be able to kind of right the ship a little bit fix some stuff because Doug Peterson keep saying over and over again his press conferences and y you're listening to us so early this week like last week is because there was another eagles loss a bad one a bad one probably their worse loss he's not wrong everything you're seeing on tape is fixable Yep every single thing is which is why it's frustrating like yeah it's not like we're the dauphin dot com slash vase on broad in match US rep US share the picture tell everybody about us and it's designed ESPN end if you're wondering and welcome to your favorite sports bra posted awesome with my co host Jesse town we are based on Bra brought to you by bleeding great nation also by SP nation if you want to good afternoon welcome Babes on broad I'm Sam wins or the jets that just freaking blow like we are the opportunity to be something good and they're just not doing yeah and I tweeted the other day that there's in his hands yes what should have been another drop for him a big drop to like that was down the field yes and yes you got the first down because of unnecessary roughness but like Jesse town and same well there's smart sexy and they're all like Alshon Jeffery is I think he's still hurt he's slow can't get I I know it doesn't count in like people are feel like are letting him go on but that play where he ended up getting the unnecessary roughness that's why doesn't count as job that's why people are forgetting about it that I was furious with that it will be anyone Subas stop it like they absolutely have talent I'm not GonNa sit here enlisted for you you know exactly where the talent is you know exactly who is lacking you know exactly I was just like I'm not mad undisciplined get death exam disappointed in a lot like everything actually everyone everything the only it's so frustrating to see that I don't understand it either because like is he not catching on because he sees somebody coming after because that makes no sense either like that was a low ball talent on this team and it's not being demonstrated and it's just really frustrating and annoying to watch and so many people were responding to me going oh where where's only stop it stop it this listen I'm not disappointed in I think is shake Elliott via Cameron Johnson Johnson yes Rick Levada didn't do anything wrong what the rest of very deep ball even Peyton manning knows when a check down checks it down to Dallas got her and what happens then he fumbles out of nowhere Dow's wall they go down including anybody that was inactive on Sunday you're on my list to I hate you all yeah it's it's just one of those things that you were hoping after such a crappy week all season this one her as telling you earlier when we were talking about this as a guy this can't even be a screaming session for me 'cause I'm Jeff definitely that dad right now isn't drops n ball security guy that has been our biggest problem this year this has been the biggest problem because not only you're absolutely right there was another into them it makes no sense they had three fumbles to Kim I who plays like you said unpopular opinion I really like Doug playcalling start the game I really liked the therefore all sean if he didn't get that penalty I mean the game started with back-to-back humbles again your biggest rival as if they needed any more momentum or something scandic because apparently two minutes into a football game you quit I don't have any idea with savell miles sanders decided he wanted to take the ball out of the end zone on the House on twitter you can go at based on broad on twitter instagram than personally on twitter and Instagram I'm at Sam Wills Eighteen and yes on twitter is breath six rushing defense now by the way so let him just go missed tackles Orlando scandal completely quit on that play yeah 'cause which is at Romney's failed in Instagram at Jessica underscored town with me that's me correct and then if you wanna rep us you can go to design tree implant to start I like they were doing and they were they were that I drive they started Wednesday for six yards Jordan Howard random left got three it curl off and just go down with it let the Guy Roll off your back you're taking a shot to the head because you're being a baby homes our you're being kickoff instead of just getting the touchback he ran to what the Common Garage Hill got called for a hold so he got out of the gate was good it was good which by the way bureau quick please we said one of our cases game which we didn't think would be that hard was defensive line being the number two rushing defensive line now he has no excuse he's a veteran he's a leader out there especially on JP's not only offensive line completely poop the Bet Anna pretty then you're shying away from it which heats your body up in hurts even more so I don't understand his thought process at on this it's it's going to be the tail of the Art Carson Wentz quarterback sneak for the one yard to get the first down there was that pass to Alshon that they picked up the flags on which was crap that wise away crat one the score they have their nice little drive which by the way was just Zeke deck running for the first five place tape on Austin ran it in without being touched carson they're on cars completely you have to see that coming you have to feel that come here there's obviously no excuse I mean it's probably because you so amped up they calling to that point and it just sucks that it's stupid stuff like take care of the football that's those two fumbles of on our own I will say dillard had a pretty good day especially in the run game he so I kind of wanted out today because I wanted to see how well they did running in different directions just based on Dylan and was lame Johnson got kicked yeah I saw that because in the beginning people were questioning dillard which I thought dillard a good like he was shaky obviously he's the weak link of the day and I mean really up until that point when Dallas scored that second touchdown I really liked the way doug was calling the game I liked his us there were so many other things wrong I don't even have time to be mad at the rats I know you like Oh and then oh they got thirty three so as a whole now granted there were few in garbage time at the Boston Scott running but it was they got a better push on better chopped I really liked the play calling in Dallas called a timeout in the middle of it and after that Doug also doug started going looking towards the left side now obviously they live in pull out and they move and whatever but going to that side he did a pretty good job throughout the day like you didn't see him to really faltering La but he is a veteran just like most of the guys that have bad days or nights shedding there's no reason for you are shedding shining oh huddle they hit Jeffrey deep or no that was his drop got the unnecessary roughness move fifteen yards and doug starting to go no huddle and Dallas called a time out and they came out rookie he's playing against Dallas they did after Robert got her they move demarcus Lawrence over that side yeah so like that's tough I think he did good for the circumstances Lean Johnson the defense held on the next Dallas same thing they had they were driving really well with no problems they call a timeout and start their own dry other and then the eagles got the fallback and that's what they call the three straight runs went three and out because Mile Sanders miss that whole you could drive a mack truck br twelve plays seventy one yards six and a half minutes that was one we're blake jarring was so unbelievably open no one in NFL history has ever been that open yeah but naturally Larsen throws an interception yeah jails gets an interception carson fumbles gives the ball right back and they scored that last nary just no possible way for them be a part of that Part of the high expectation were a my mind is blackout. They're always like your face red legos like wait what Dow's comes out in Gore's so it was just a bad night the entire time there is no fun in it yeah I mean obviously so they go up fourteen nothing and you're right the penalty was at the twenty five cause he was tackled the twenty five he was penalty was at the twentieth SOS enforced at the twenty so they went back ten yards they started at the ten mile sanders ran for six yards and disagree with a three run plays a y'all I don't disagree with it I don't 'cause they were running the ball well to that point at that point it's fourteen seven years still very much in the game the first quarter just ended you have the time three runs the fourth one I don't blame him for not considering going forward right there food and when they when the runningback ran to the right they got forty arts total running back to the left they had they got forty two yards and when they are running they went back to League got out to the twenty five you might evolve just kneel down gotten to drive five enforced at the twenty so they started at their own tent so it wasn't even they weren't gelling as an offense and they were on douses they were on their own nineteen our life and then the next the next drive was just that was a really good drive by them I help with some penalties I two they lost out they got too Big Dallas penalties that push them forward sorry I that happens you know daggers that just kill you things like that last fumble was immediately after interception so like I'm in Lake just stop Zeke they did they did not do the Zeke at a hundred and eleven yards I think they've dropped to the everybody every last person in that organization but even then we're dranked Adam schefter like if you trick Adam Schefter you're sneaky good sort of the Jaguars you against the Eagles Defence of our state were I just I was looking for where you are my notes trying to match up at found it because I had wide open get momentum like Dallas just overran at the entire time even when they finally did score on a nice drive it was eighty seven yard drive it looks good in it will click finally getting together next defensive snaps he looked pretty good even play football near Yeah cursor I mean you know he's not a world-beating quarter but he's definitely are bright spot right now yes polling capitalized so yeah that's yes he literally had he had one reception for touchdown just the one just just one catch I will tell you though mark hoover five catches one hundred six yards I know touchdowns true I don't think miles sanders sauce he's now I get it yeah what it sucked it's very hard I think to be a rookie on a team that has suddenly I expected yeah and that looks for us back and sort of talk about a few more things that we hated a few more things that they need to clean up and kind of how we feel going forward in what they could potentially do out of it and they had no answer that they shock themselves in the foot by calling time out and then they actually so the the next drive after that they got to punt on the next round you know what do they put in the food and water at Washington please don't let it get to Matisse Thi- Will Matisse's cool I can't wait to see him play tomorrow too excited Oh my God bright spot going to see the sixers play tomorrow hype I wish allies hype homeless Super Johnstone joining wait that wasn't right and I don't even know what and then after that way they went three and out okay so is he going well yeah let's well how much time Oh okay let's take a quick break gather our thoughts a little bit and then we will come back Justin clue join me every week along with John Stolnis Liz Rozier and Dr Trevor Strong as we discuss all the ways the phillies have hurt us on our podcast hitting season as dot com that's win sideline dot com baseball truly it is awful I'm phillies writer are you that guy who's always yelling called it well here's your chance to put your mouth where the money is it's called sideline and it's the free real time mobile store you've got the knowledge you've got the instincts you can see Zeke Elliott hurdle coming from a mile away all you have to answer five questions right and if you just one yourself some cold Yup that's why we are on there I know but like that's a story your second round draft pick your benching for Craig James Liberty legal to do they can it's not complicated like live property silent is fun and super easy to play just joined the game before kickoff and you get the chance to make picks in real time during the game the sideline you'd get to predict what will happen next and make money doing ceylon is the game about the game it's not insider daily fantasy sports travis shake it off go back at it says that's exactly what he does and I just think that I mean obviously I mean he played he played sixty four of seventy go ahead case yeah but you can't just release your second round pick game that more careful thing going on he does but what are they gonNa do what do they put in the water at that college let me finish wrapping up and closing the door and never speaking again about this loss to the cowboys because it hurts me in ways I can't even drive let's historical anecdotes and rar emotional ramblings on our other shows continued success and the dirty inning subscribe to the good fight and you'll get conversations with insiders analysis it's APP that lets you get more out of life sports you think every moment can't be as exciting as a panel homes deep past or fourth quarter tied now it is the Jalen mills affect people he did by far the best set in the secondary the whole day yeah finding even even at play where he got beat in old hard cash sideline the game about the game download it now by searching sideline sports the apple APP store or visit win sideline breaking news and stats stats stats together we'll survive whatever baseball can throw at us all right we're back so where we'll be right back we are the broad on Bgn Radio Oh okay tell the truth and you're watching live sport podcast including the award winning the dirty inning with Justin clue and Trevor strunk and continued success with Justin Endless rozier subscribe on apple podcasts or your favorite podcast APP shafter will flip these slip in a little but yeah so anyway but I would just like to point out the Jalen mills effect he did good your uncle times but it sure marker had like two hundred and fifty yards and four touchdowns against the US something crazy he went crazy he didn't play in either Jalen plan either of those games what Jalen Hill is a fact yeah but what the heck why was he replying they tricked us that they put it out there because they're a bunch of pieces of crap down there Royal even adult spot what do you think about Sydney jails offline dude there's something going on there he said doc had that really good ball to our Stephan with I mean he doesn't have rich we talk about that hard to play you're going to get beat I was like because the eagles lost and he was like that literally happened almost twenty four hours ago I was like I don't care and that is it popham that stress from Eagle I swear to God it was sad on Monday and I think Joe called me like three o'clock and I like answered with an attitude he was like what's wrong are you growing I was like yes I'm grubby he was like why head but then today Muhammad new had to get his straighted and screw up the entire thing by going for a second topic he just completely screwed the entire wide receiver trade market and Matt Ryan got hurt last week so maybe they figure at this point there ever ever thought it would be Nathan Gary with eleven total tackles did I am so disappointed and then is was all their mess at this point you know everyone was talking about obviously everyone wanted Jalen Ramsey jalen Ramsey was traded literally right after we recorded this episode last week are I'll say when Dallas ran the ball to the right side they got one hundred two yards when Dallas ran the ball to the left side they got sixty three when they tried to run it up the middle on this eagles line they only got twenty nine yards total and that's deck Pollard and Zeke now one of them was a quarterback sneak that went eight yards how that Avian Xavi Howard is one that's been talked about and then guys like Emmanuel Sanders has been talked about for the offensive side even is absolutely beyond me I will say in the run game that front four if they're trying to run up the middle it's not happening for a team which is great however anger episode and then you know people are talking about a couple of other different people obviously Chris Harrison names out there patch Peterson's name is out there you know the interesting during our break would you like to share that with our listeners okay so I went back in the last time the Eagles scored ten points or less was week eleven last year in your linebackers were more than exposed your secondary there are very few of them that can make open field tackles at Orlando's gathering longer his Under heat that you're going to yeah who grossly underperforming Fletcher Cox had one tackle one ZAC one quarterback hit one fumble that might sound great except for the fact that it was all a play one play and that's his first sack on the year isn't it tails you have four four solo and another four combined total intersection and a pass deflections and the other person who he's somewhat offering that's been in the talks here and there the whole season repeal they could probably get a good amount for him at this point so it put you know now we're at the we were talking about during a break so if you paid me any sort of money to guess who the leading tackler would be this week I would never ever ever forty eight seven loss to the saints and that was the only game that entire season where they attend religious what did they end up scoring last week number of the Fifty Vikings scored thirty eight because I thought that was funny ironic yeah but I can remember how much was court that's bad that's not good no no and another stat that point where we're looking at this eagles team and we don't know if a player will magically fix this what are your thoughts on that Sandy I think there's someone that could give them a spark could fix it do you think one of the coordinators needs to go do you think this is how problem is it a Doug what what fixes the bird where breaking Alec Carson broke out in twenty seventeen he has injured in Zee it's the stress it is firmly believe it's distress but Sam you just told me something very this in your mind what fixes this okay so I don't think there is one piece of okay but I don't know what is the right piece that can turn around I do think that mm-hmm and I think that could change the whole atmosphere if that makes sense I don't know who that would be definitely Peterson I think that would be a big help change a lot on the you'll lay down so I tweeted out something about how he got traded marriage just like how we were were you and everybody I don't get it like how do you keep firing medical staffs because you have all of these soft tissue injuries guys can't come back it's such a struggle and then it it could it's very possible they get one decent piece and then like a couple other like just new pieces that makes sense so just like smaller tailless your top guy that you just now I will say you're coming in week seven Yanni at once apple on simply I would events I don't know who it would be for the wide receivers that it will get by definitely if I had to my big move will be Peterson just get a decent wide receiver that can catch you I don't understand I think I said this last week I think I've said this a bunch of time how do they keep firing medical staff and hiring worse once I don't the thirty s that's one fifteen is such a weird number okay why don't you remember the with the final score was I knew that the mind if you could get him for cheap because that's what he should want for right so you get them for like cheaper you get somebody like that just get him in here to catch falls at least it breaks up the offense they don't you know what I mean this guy needs to be fired person mum never caught him fire am lose your job I don't believe in that micro was fired is on data. UVA I don't understand why he is a professional like at at the most the highest level isn't offensive coordinator Aplomb I think he's absolutely the movie they're gonNa have to they have to rebuild so they obviously are sellers but anyway yes so I mean but another guy that the falcons had talked about trading vic Beazley's name is coming don't understand suggest who's your person or thing they have to fix it you think they can do it in one what are your moves I honestly sprung it on time now it were there it's there now dog said last week that even if he comes back is not hundred percent and it's just you know it just sucks to the point where like we don't have those no and that's the thing is we don't have wide receivers that can catch the ball today that today on the news came out I tweeted out and obviously everybody's like establ- remind grow and you know I really liked Jim Schwartz I liked what he's done in the past but right now I don't know he doesn't have the pieces you expected him to play a big role and take a big step over this year and we haven't seen that at all we haven't seen you utilize that I would like to see that more it's worth you hire someone equally as bad if not worse wonder what it is it's like Scooby Doo you go on I try to break up mystery rip off thing he say medical staff right because at this point who the hell knows if we're getting to sean back or not he should have just had the surgery he should know he definitely should've it was like a six to seven week I think yeah and we're took it oh second round picks too high we would get a mass planting trees now what I'm saying it's not worth saying no but that's the perfect guy you would wanna go out after N. B. I don't think he's putting the right pieces in the right spa like for example we talked about this a little bit ago Josh Sweat had a quarterback hit forced a holding call to stall some drives got chance especially if it's already downhill and it wasn't really all the way down hill at that point when he wasn't there why is he not in their more it's just things like that but I just don't understand obviously he played twenty three of the seventy snaps like get him in there more let you're losing your getting your butt kicked anyway who the heck knows what's going on or or how it worked something but I don't know because I don't know what's going on anymore but a young guys get in there and see what they can do not Sidney Jones we've seen what he can do that experiment Over Josh Sweat though is a guy who great what's going on right now let me know is Louie we signed defensive end and defensive tackle was the other Guy Anthony rushed to the defensive tackle Anthony Rush yet there was an end they released Akeem Spence signed Albert Huggins off of Texas of taxes practice I'm not I'm not that person but it's something that obviously as a GM you have to sit and evaluate with less than half left now it's a lot different yes a two D. tackle signed to tackle because
Matt Minich's Chalk Talk - Previewing the Tight Ends
"I. Don't WANNA, sound. So at big points to screaming nine to one, you want to mess with us a joke guy to one. You WanNa Cheswick, the battles company, you won't get a few seconds to. Everybody. This is Matt from Cincy jungle. Today will be the first of a multi part series talking about the bengals different position groups as we start training camp, and this is going to cow look at. The, Pin. Group A whole who were going to expect to see who might be able to develop the course of the year there who might be rough for the future I cut looking at in-depth at each position group. It's Outlook Nali for twenty twenty, but for the future. So today we're starting with the tight ends. Now, the title position has a major change. From, previous seasons, and that is tyler leaving in free agency. I've heard, of course with a dynamic weapon in this offense when he was around right when he was healthy when he was able to stay in the field, but that was the big time problem for him. Outside of that I mean, he was just like any don't just like Aj. Green, you know a key part of this offense, some somebody that we're all used to have it around. We'll expect big things out of he struggled to to stay on the field at times and. Now going to his credit. He went sixteen games last year, he played never game and he was able to move on her right moving on free agency. Now, a lot of bengals fans wanted them to target the tight end position particularly in the draft her a lot about different tight ends in the draft as we were in that season. But really they've already planned for this. All right. They've already addressed the position and they've got a couple of guys. They like now are these guys the type of receivers? The Tyler effort is. No. I mean that's a hard Guida fine. But really I believe this offense love guys that can block right both run blocking and pass blocking the definitely have a high premium high value. One that they want guys that can do those things, but Hasa math lettuces. Are Dynamic enough to be able to spread out to be able to really be kind of moved the chains type guy is. As Pass. Catchers, Eric makes a place here and there, but they don't need that Tyler I for type of weapon at the tight end position. Why? Because, there's only so many balls to go around anyway, right and look at the definitely have a receive role of Sun. All right with the healthy AJ, green healthy, John Ross or not higgins on tate, and of course, Tyler Boyd. Look, they got plenty of pass catchers. Right? And these guys decided in position. They can be passed catchers as well. They can definitely contribute in that area. Don't get me wrong, but we don't need to see. A Tiger I for type of guy that position to have success in this office with what they want to do. So let's talk about some of these guys will start cj who's among all right now, this is a guy that after last season's Matuzici, go rather two, thousand, eighteen people really high on. All right. This time last year fans were really high on. Our, he had forty two catches for four, three, nine yards and three touchdowns in two, thousand, eighteen, right. then. We saw production drop in two, thousand, nineteen, twenty, seven receptions for tour forty, two yards and two touchdowns, right. But that's not a personal fall, right? That's not that's not him. That was tower effort had fifteen catches in two, thousand eighteen and he played every game in two thousand and nineteen tyler. I for last year, he had forty three receptions for four hundred, thirty, six yards and three touchdowns. So because I for was the primary pass catching tight end because he was because he was around naturally again like a step before there's not that many balls to go around. Right. So the production draw. Is Not is not a bad thing or it's nothing negative about Zama, it's just. We entira there. All right. So that's why you saw that now. WHO's on the to his credit? He's pretty good athlete. All right does a good job You know in his Roskin, get deadly move, the chamber type of guy and previous and blocker as well. All right can do some good things in the run game. So he's a good all around player and he can definitely be that guy now they're going to see were to see a rotation with him and second year player drew sample drew sample with a two thousand and nineteen second round pick for the bengals end. He was widely seen as the best blocking tight end in the NFL draft that year, and also he was using attached tight in light of these guys in college. We see. The. It's one or the other guys in college. Right? Either you're attached tight end. who puts his hand to the ground and they don't throw to you that much. That's what happened. Sample right. That's happened to will Disney his teammate before him in Washington who went on and now is is putting up similar numbers in in Seattle had predeceased number predisposed season last year in Seattle. And then there's the is the tight ends. They got hiding. All right, but really, they're just big receiver. This is just spread out now. Unique, guys that can do both right in the NFL. You need to be able to us guys in multiple ways, but that that. That role. Of Putting your hand in the ground that that's a key now we're looking at drew sample. Now, he was started come on starting to get used a little bit more in the offense prior to getting injured in his rookie season and towards the end of the year when they didn't have him, they had a healthy I for the headers. Zama. But they started we start to see more Fred Johnson tight end. We started to see billy price as a wing we started to see Michael? Michael Jordan sometimes. So sometimes, they're putting a six lemon status extra got with sample with another blocking tight end when you get into those heavier packages. When you run around the ball, you know hopefully, they'll be able to do that with drew sample in there right He's in his at established adblocker didn't do a ton of the past game. Last year wasn't wasn't really starting to be used in that way with s development. That's what we expect to see in your to All he had in his in his final year in college was twenty, five receptions for two, hundred, fifty, three yards and three touchdowns. That was the only year. He was actually a star, but we see from his testing, right? Very promising things. He is good athlete. He can. He can do some things athletically and he's got very good hands as well are very reliable receiver. So what they want to do with the tight end position in terms of being a blocker being able to move around beans in different positions having the athlticism are being a reliable receiver. He can do all those things and. Maybe can do a little something extra with the ball in his hand. Could he does have some athleticism right? And he's definitely a physical player as well. So between the two of them look the split, we looked at with effort and WHO's last year. That's what we should be looking at for these two guys. Next year, right and all kinds of pets on sample. If he can step up in the past game, maybe he can buy into that eating that a little bit more But. We should expect this one of these guys having forty seven receptions for forest yards and handful touchdowns, and the other one having twenty seven receptions for two hundred, seven yards and a handful of receptions. That's probably what we're going to get out of this group were to see more targets, go into this group overseers, and not as much with these guys. Again, look, this is the way that we saw borough using tight ends as well. All right. His tight ends at lsu were suber dynamic playmakers aren't there guys that can do a lot of different things moving lineup in a lot of positions. People talk about how else ran a ton of empty. They ran a ton of empty eleven personnel. They split out tight ends. They split out the running backs and we should expect to see that with these guys as well. Couple of other guys to mention right season Carter would definitely be in the mixed. He's been a solid player for the bengals. Again, good blocker are decent. Receiver can do some things in the past game as well. So we'll see him in the in the makes county x factor here really is Mason Shrek right. So Mason Shrek. has some skill. The past aren't can be pretty executive. Do some pretty good things and he's shown flashes adding preseason, but we haven't seen it against top defenses and he struggled to stay healthy as well as a big part of why? While we have really been able to see that. So if he can stay healthy if he can get in there and press were not going to have her. preseason games really to to look at to be able to judge that But you know if he can stay healthy, maybe he could. He could be an x factor and take a step forward and be. You know multi-talented, pretty dynamic guy for them. So he's kind of the x factor, but really what I would expect is between and sample, it doesn't really matter right? WHO's the starter whose number two? Whatever cause they're both GONNA play? Pretty large role aren't But as I said, it will probably see about twice as much production out of whoever is being used more in that wet. So, thank you for joining me today. Again, this is a multi part series. So make sure you're coming back and checking out the future installments as we were four and move closer to the season. How?
Quick Jam #11: Final Gameday Prep & Injury Updates
"Today answers matter more than ever before. That's why IBM is helping businesses manage customer questions with Watson. Assistant it's conversational AI designed to work for any industry. Let's put smart to work visit IBM Dot Com Slash Watson Assistant. Open your heart and your ear balls because it's quick jam episode eleven brought to you by SP nation and bleeding nation I'm your host Michael, kissed, and look. There are so so many shows here on the BGN feed along with a ton of articles on bleeding nation. Get you all prepped up for this game. Today, we're going to be pulling clean up here on quick jam we're going be getting you up to date. With everything that you need to know that hasn't been on the before we get to injuries because that's the obvious thing. Let's talk a little ball. This eagles Washington game in bill seven things to watch article for BGN. He noted the questions surrounding both offensive lines in this game the eagles have been ravaged by injuries on that front as we all know, Washington's just bad when you factor molest side for them also noted. That the excitement surrounding the wants to Sean Connection and the debut, a first round rookie Jalen Raider who was able to speed up his recovery timetable to get ready for this game. After the initial feeling is he would be out. So in my key matchups article for this game, I highlighted the showdown between. Darius lay entire maclaurin from Washington scary Terry had two of his best games against the eagles last year combining ten. Catches two hundred and fifty five yards and two touchdowns. These two faced each other last year when slaves with the lions and slave followed maclaurin around with Steph crediting him with only allowing three catches for forty two yards. Now, there are some misthrows in there and after the game slave maclaurin big time props for the way that they've battled each other. Let's get to the injury report as we know it today it looks. Like right tackled Lane Johnson is going to be a game time decision lane had a clean up on his ankle two weeks ago says, he's feeling better each day and they'll test it before the game and a decision will be made from there. It would be a massive loss for an offensive line that is already lost Brooks and Andre Dillard for the season the eagles young depth could really be thrown into the fire. This year as if lane can't go the likely configuration is nate her big at right guard with Matt. Prior getting the nod at break tackle. The Washington football team doesn't do a lot of things well but the gem of the team is obviously the defensive line. It's not close against a banged up eagles line. They have a chance to dominate the trenches and make life very difficult for once a company Eagles listed more. Than a few players as out Boston, Scott. Inquiry Clement. We'll see work in shared backfield as miles sanders will not play on Sunday. The hope was that the eagles would have backed by week one but you know you wanna Raider you lose the sanders as they say, others had faced similar sanders starting with Derek Barnett the fourth year player in three your breakout candidate who was limited in practice week, he will not play. There are a lot of options behind him with Josh Sweat and Vinny Curry. The likely recipients of more snaps wide receiver on Jeffrey is still recovering from his foot injury last year and the average timetable for that would see him back sometime in October although there is speculation that he could return some time in late September, not going to be today because he is out I'll be curious to see if that means more. Snaps for second year manned jj or Theta Whiteside who definitely disappointed as a rookie but impress a lot of naysayers in training camp defensive tackle. John Hargrave is also listed as out but has not been placed on short term injured reserves. That means the it was are expecting him to be backed by week two or week three. The former steeler signed a three year thirty, nine, million dollar contract with the eagles this off. Season Safety will parks remains on the short term I are as he deals with a hamstring injury rookie wide receiver Quiz Watkins is there with them as well. For Washington, Linebacker Thomas Davis senior is out with a calf injury quarterback. Kendall Fuller is doubtful with a knee injury, which means the outside starters for them are probably Ronald, Darby and Fabien Moreau, and also offensive tackle. Sadique Charles is questionable but he went from limited. To, full participation on Friday. So there's a solid chance that he add some death along the Washington line some quick contract news from around the league the rams extended wide receiver, Cooper Cup that money is three years of forty eight mill that came just a few days after the rams extended quarterback Jalen Ramsey for five years in one hundred and five mil which large contract for a cornerback in the league. These were necessary. Deals with the rams, but there are serious questions about all that money that they have tied up in a small pool of players while the rest of the roster slowly deteriorates. The Vikings reached a deal with running back Galvin Cook that extends Cook for five years at sixty three, million dollars in new money. Saturday was a great day for running backs with the saints also looking Alvin Kamara on a massive five year extension. Worth seventy, five Mil in new money that pays him slightly less per year than than Christian McCaffrey but more than Derrick, Henry like around that Ballpark of this, though is setting up saquon Barkley for a twitter breaking contract in the future and I'm all for we got some awesome things happening here at. BGN for the twenty twenty season including our regular lineup of shows. But also the Babes on broad crew of SAM, Wilson? And Jessica town we'll be doing a pre game broadcast that starts at eleven thirty that's on Instagram for them. Shame. Clancy of from the bleachers will be joining them at twelve fifteen and during the game shameless will be live on the BGN radio twitch account for live reactions to what goes down in the game. Make sure you're following all those accounts on instagram and on twitch to experience that Game Day with us here. At, BGN on the post game recap, it's going to be a new kissed solex show on this feed. So frantically refresh those feeds after the final whistle and make sure you submit your three words to BGN radio on twitter when that's tweeted out and make sure you're subscribe to us if you're not already and that you leave us five stars, a written review and apple podcasts as it greatly helps the feed re truly. Appreciate you tuning in and joining us for the twenty twenty NFL season you can also join me and Bill G. on the ESPN NATION NFL, show as we have a combined three shows on their go subscribe to that. If you haven't yet as we are doing big things over there. All right. Enough plugs it is Game Day Final Prediction Eagles win enjoy yourselves be responsible but most importantly go dominate an ad yourselves a day. G. In preparation for the US elections facebook has taken at critical steps to secure their platforms and provide transparency they've more than tripled their safety and security teams to thirty five thousand people implemented five-step. Vacation, and launched a new voting information center learn more about how facebook is preparing at. F. B. dot com slash about slash elections that's F. B. dot com slash about slash elections.
FTP Ep. # 126: NFL Waiver Wire Week 4
"Welcome to the fantasy Throwdown podcast. Bringing you the latest sports news, fantasy analysis and opinions. Don't forget the hot takes, can have Hort show without heartaches these days. What about hot case though? I want some odd case. Now here's your host, ready to jump into the thick of things. Dwayne calendar. Hey, Throwdown nation. Welcome to another edition of the fancy Throwdown podcast. We just concluded week three of the NFL season. So we're going to talk about week four waiver wires. And first off, I'm gonna be talking about the ridiculousness of the roughing. The passer rule. We've seen it come up time and again, especially with the Packers, but they only have themselves to blame because they're the ones who started this whole mess in the first place ever since air Rogers injured his collarbone because Anthony Barr tackle and fell on him. We've had this nonsensical rule being discussed and now ever wants complained about it because it was it should be even become an issue in the first place that had against erogenous last year. It was perfectly legal. There is nothing wrong with being outside the pocket and a defender chasing you down falling on. Top of you. It is impossible for defender to cradle you and twist and move to throw your body weight on top of him and do that successfully it without getting himself hurt. It doesn't make any sense. So I don't care about the Packers complaining that clay Matthews keeps getting fined. They're the ones who started this mess. However, I blame the league for once again, missing the entire purpose of the rule, and it's a formality. If you're trying to keep quarterback safer, making it that much harder for defenders to tackle them is only going to cause defenders to hit quarterbacks harder because they know that they're gonna get flagged for an anyway. I can't wait for that injury to come Tom Brady because someone decided to land all their body way on top of Brady because they know they can't stop into. Time. So instead of getting a cheapie fifteen yard penalty, get your full money's worth and actually trying to put your full weight on them and hurt the guy. This is going to happen sooner than later. We've got thirty four roughing the passer calls compared to seventeen at this point in the season last year. If you're if you're literally thrown flags twice as often guess what teams know they're going to get flagged anyway. So they're better off doing doing their business and actually doing more damage to players. So this doesn't help player safety one iota and guess what the injuries to QB's are going to pile up because there's only so many quality QB's in and league. The forty Niners season just ended because Jimmy Garoppolo blew out his ACL and guess what? The forty Niners on going anywhere. So you know, you are playing with fire NFL by just stick your head in the sand and just ignoring what countless people have told you that the roughing to pass a call is without question. One of the dumbest rule implementations you have ever done, which is saints because the catch rule is still is still complete and other joke. But this is a, this actually makes the catch rule look like, sound reasonable judgment by comparison. Anyway, rant over just because we to get down to these waiver wire pigs. So hopefully you the folks who are listening to the show, have been to the fact that Calvin Ridley should have been stashed on your after a while ago as well as Taj Boyd. But the the issue here is, you know, if really are off the board and they should be if not Tyler Boyd, and, and Calvin really are absolutely the number one picks, but you've been good. You know, you've Ray stash them. Chris Godwin also should be off the board already. If you've been paying attention to the show, they should be out to board. So realistically, the guys were be looking at for waiver wire picks will be along the lines of Mike Williams chargers because he's starting to get more. It's graded with the offense. But also the fact that you can look at drama miles and because the chances are he should be ready owned. But I keep looking at the statistics for yahu in ESPN and he still owned in less than forty percent of leaks. I don't know what folks are doing with their rosters, but clearly they're not paying attention. So drumline house is definite ad. Here is one other name. I will throw out there and you know, it is one that comes with some trepidation, but sunny Michel of the patriots in that running back corps is eventually going to become the lead back. He started to get some touches. Rex Burkhead has been ineffective for the patriots thus far, and he's injured. James white is a factor back. But realistically, he's just a pass catcher more of the night. He's not going to be running in between the tackles the the issue becomes that. The Sony Michel is going to be the lead back for the patriots. Now, does that mean he's going to be running back one status now because Dion Lewis was most talented running back. The patriots have had in years, and he was fringe running back one aspect. So I would not give me shell anywhere close to that, but he's definitely flex player right now. And I think he goes into rent BAC to status in short order for the next three weeks. Other names to keep an eye out for that you may need to consider would be Vance McDonald because he's gonna be getting integrated into the Steelers offense more often to me if you've got injuries with your tight ends or you got Jordan, read out on the by vans, McDonald's, someone you can take a closer look at for your team guys that I would be looking to either drop or trade for whatever scraps you can get. You know, this is this is just a no-brainer. Robbie Anderson the jets don't throw the ball deep down the field. So there's no point known, Robbie Anderson. His whole value is coming off of his speed. He's not a real great route runner. He's not going to do a whole lot for you this year with the way the jets are calling their offense of he could be dropped. And Chris Hogan's time as being fancy relevant is coming quickly to an end because Julian element is coming back and Josh Gordon is learning the playbook as we speak for New England unless Gordon completely flames now, which is entirely possible. I just can't see Chris HOGAN doing all that much. And even if Gordon flames out, I still think HOGAN takes a backseat to pretty much everyone else on that team because even Philip door said, has more established role than HOGAN at this point. I mean, if you're looking at HOGAN stat line, it's one catch for eleven yards. Three catches for forty two yards and three catches for thirty one yards. He's run a ton of routes for New England, and he's still not being targeted by Brady that you tell you something about Brady's comfort level with his receivers. I'm I'm not sold on HOGAN going forward. Just given all the mix now. I know they're folks that are going to be looking at Jordy Nelson just because he had a big day against the dolphins. I'm not sold on that whatsoever. I mean, I've ready gave you. IRA gave you different names that you could have gone with, like in terms of Ridley and Boyd. But those guys absolutely have to go ahead of Jordy Nelson without question. And if for some reason, John Brown's still in your league for reasons that I wouldn't be able to fathom, but I know some of you have already mentioned him to me yet. They all go ahead of. Of what you get with the receiving core. Because to me, it's a, it's a case where you have to be able to get some value out of these players. So. That that would be the the o- overall game plan. I, I wanna go crazy with a truck trying to bring about joining Nelson onto your roster. That's just my opinion. Also, this is a public service announcement just to conclude the show with the Jimmy Garoppolo injury. All forty Niners players should be downgraded significantly or drop from your leagues outside of maybe George kill and Breda. I honestly cannot recommend anyone else. So you know if you happier oursel- he's good as gone. Marquees Goodwin his. He's got great speed, but he ain't got anyone to throw the ball to cause CJ. Beathard cannot throw deep down the field effectively. So again, tough break for forty Niners fans and tough break for forty Niners players for their fantasy owners. But none of these players outside of Breda and kill would be worth rostering. In my opinion, alpha Morris won't get the running space because the for others won't have the threat of the passing game to open up lanes for him, but you know, Brita can get dump off as well as kill. But that's about the extent of y'all fence. So outside of those players, I can't recommend anyone to forty Niners going forward. So that is your PSA. You're welcome. You'll thank me later. Just don't try to endure the pain of rostering somebody's players just because you think something's going to break them in the future. It won't the season's over for it forty Niners. So I'm for. Definitely. I'm going to have to end the show on that dour. Nope, but that's the way it goes. Sometimes. Like I said, if you're looking at waivers this week, I wouldn't go to crazy outside of receivers. You know, the running back situations and a number of places haven't short up yet. I mean, maybe buck gallon still on waivers for your teams, but you know, I, I'd be surprised at this point if you still was. But other than that, no one else is really establish themselves. The Tampa situation. It's still a mess. I wouldn't even look at Ronald Jones at third and jacuzzis Rogers is not roster ruble in my opinion either. So you're stuck with Peyton barber, but yet it's just not a whole lot to look at in terms of the waivers this week, in my opinion. I know people are going to be talking about Baker Mayfield, but I look at it from a perspective of Browns players, our ready on team. So Carl's high in Landry. They take a step up just 'cause mayfield's got the better arm anyway. So it's breads the ball. A little bit further, but outside of that, nothing else to speak of in terms of the waiver wire. So that's all I've got for tonight, but good luck to you the rest of the week and I'll do my previews for week four coming up later in the week, have a good one folks.
Brews & The 'Boys: The changing NFL landscape
"Want to know more about what your favorite Ninjas have on their minds. Check out the American Ninja Warrior podcasts. It's available wherever you get your podcast and it's a great listen for any Ninja Warrior fan welcome to another edition of the brews the boys podcast brought to you by Shwain media long in the boys espy nation and the VOX media podcast network. I'm your host host Michael Sizemore. You can follow me at Mr Sizemore and with me as always he's the man of the hour too sweet to be selling folks my colleague at blogging the boys the Walter Matthau to my Jack Lemmon and the Rick Flair Tamai ric flair because there's no room for the Anderson's when the cowboys are this good Tom. Tom Rile Sin. You can follow Tom Rile at Tom Riley. Bt Be we're talking about the cowboys thirty one to twenty one on victory over the Washington redskins cowboys moved to to know on the season. They are also to know in the division so yeah very good very good tom so the cowboys. I was just pick pretty much picked up exactly where they left off the week before didn't they. They had that Paul's in the first quarter where they had a little bit of problem giving office on track but other than that not only did they continue with a really impressive performance on the offensive side of the ball. They can't even and did the same way I mean both weeks. They had five consecutive scoring plays. you know the first week. It was all touchdowns this week. It was four touchdown with a field goal sandwiched in there but still if you're going out on five consecutive possessions in putting points up on the board and most the field goals you're going to win most. NFL Games you participate in yeah. You're not lying five possessions. That's a big deal the first week they did at the second week they do again here. The game starts off slow cowboys having Interception Dak Prescott off the hands of one of the receivers Randall Cobb. It's intercepted but then the Washington can't do much with that and then eventually they get in the end zone with Adrian Peterson and the they're already in the second quarter but like you said they're the cowboys start with an interception and other punt but then it's a seven play drive ninety seven yards for a touchdown eleven play drive seventy four yards for for a touchdown nine play drive eighty five yards for a touchdown eleven play drive eighty three yards for a field goal and a ten play five almost six six minute long drive for fifty four yards and zeke elliott caps it off with a touchdown in this game the cowboys just the last possession is just the end of game the kneel down so the cowboys. He's have really gotten out to such a great start that if they're allowed if they can our defenses or allowing them Tom to him like that. Touchdown touchdown touchdown to their scoring on five consecutive -secutive drives there. It's GonNa be pretty hard to beat them. Yeah and it's not really a case of defenses allowing anything this is very much burst burst seeing what the killing more often of concept really entails and that is forced the defense into declaring what is going to do do putting it with Choi confronting it with a choice whether you can defend this where you can defend that and then taking whatever they don't manage there's to cover and it's just that is what is working. That's what we're seeing. That's horsing the the relationship the partnership the kind of synergy between between having a very bright offensive mind calling the plays and a quarterback who was proving that he may be a lot better than most people beloved drained. WHO's out that executing you mean you mean Kellen Moore. The guy that is better apparently than Chan Gailey Yeah I've I'm missile. Chand on my Gosh Stephen a Smith. If you guys haven't seen a Monday it went viral that Stephen Smith was talking about how good Kelly Moore had been and and he said that he was better than the former offensive coordinator Chan Gailey and if you're a cowboys fan listening to this show you know that Chan Gailey hasn't been around in twenty ears. It was Scott Lenihan They don't even look that similar so I'm not I'm going to give him credit for that. Gosh just that's just Stephen. Hey that is that you the money you get paid to make that mistake that that is just. We'll leave that alone but my gosh should makes. It makes me laugh so tom we're talking about the cowboys offense and we're talking about. Kelly Moore there again. He comes out and you had mentioned before we went on air that he actually pulled one of Washington's Shington plays out on me yeah yeah it was This was the big play of the day which started the scoring got the cowboys on the board. The fifty yard touchdown tasks Devon Smith they the there was I've seen a couple of fully analyses. Let's see think Bob. Stern has with the little wines drawn everything so you can see exactly what's happening over. Athletic is decoding more but they they ran Dan Cobb and Cooper on a crossing pattern in the same area and the the safety had to commit to either going doing with Smith Downfield or coming up to help on Cooper and COBB. He came up DAX saw out. If you watch the replay as soon as that saved took the first step back loaded up and let go with the pass and so you know it was a rifle throw it was it was a perfect throw it. It went like fifty yards in the air or something you know because of course we all know. Dat can't throw deep like that and and you know and then yeah and then Devon Smith was down there picking on some guy named what was it Josh Norman of all People Josh Norman and another thing that we've spoken about about before several times. I just don't think it's a smart idea for Josh Norman but he does it. Every single time prior to the cowboys games he he opens his mouth or Landon Collins when he played for the giants who also actually plays for the Washington redskins now and didn't have a great game either it didn't do much of anything but to open your mouth prior to the game in say well in regards to Dak Prescott in the giants in week one to say well anybody could do that. Well you know. Could anybody run by you forty two yards and stiff arm you into the ground and baptize you like you were in southern Baptist Church in Louisiana. The Anna needed to be spanked on the bottom because that's exactly what happened. Dak Prescott on that play the next big play of the game. Tom Is in fifty one yard. After the fifty one yard reception by Devon Smith where he was two steps ahead of Josh Norman into the end zone Dak Prescott decides to keep it on his own read option takes to the left forty two yards you and I both believe he could have had a touchdown but he decided to slow up and stiff arm Josh Norman women just to show him who exactly he was dealing with that was that was a hilarious play on several levels. I saw a replay of the all twenty two they fool fool the all twenty two camera the camera tracked Ezekiel Elliott and you know and then all of a sudden they noticed all of the defenders were running off to the left and had had the goal over and find back in the getting back into the field of view yeah it was just a beautifully executed play it showed it shown another aspect of Dax that you know he is able to run. He's not afraid to run and he is able to to make the reads and make the right call. Call on those you know was called zone read in that gas where he's deciding whether to hand it off or keep it himself he showing the same thing with the the the run play options and they're also saying that he now has on almost all of his running place he kind of has a built in. Dan Play action play he can put in there. you know. I've saw thing that reported a place and which makes perfect perfectly good sense because he's he's calling this stuff or he's making these plays at times when you really with able. Why didn't they run the bombing. It's really neat. They got eighteen yard or something but and that's because he is seeing something and he's making a move on it. I think he did that a lot in the giants game and I'm really looking forward to seeing how this plays out the rest of the season yeah you know we got a just mentioned out the top. Dak Prescott has been incredible. He's part of the reason for the season here. He's a you know after having a slump last year in pulling himself out of that he's done even more so right now with the cowboys in the first two games. He's had the best to game start of any cowboy quarterback in history. Oh He's just on fire right now. He is leading in the the ESPN's a total QBR total quarterback rating stat. He's on quarterback in the league. He has he's only had one interception with seven touchdowns in his first two gains which is a great numbers and he's only been sacked once. I mean I it's it's not just Dacca's out there on fire because he certainly is he is showing that he is probably Baloney to just stop the argument and start talking about him as a top five quarterback but it doesn't hurt that he's got an offensive line this doing a great job and that the the game plans are going so well and it is receivers are out there catching seemingly everything that comes their way and oh yeah. He's got the defending rushing champion. You know this is a good situation. Yeah I mean who would have thought that we'd be saying. We'd be saying in the first month of the season that Dak Prescott is the third highest in regards of average yards per game. He's over three eight hundred yards per game. The Deck Prescott of before the numbers were two touchdowns two hundred and maybe two hundred twenty six yards something like that that was a Dak Prescott Day Day and now he is re. He's redefining what he is as a quarterback in showing exactly who he is as a man on the field in a leader on the field he like you said he is you know top quarterback with Qbr Ninety six point two over almost three points higher than the second guy. He has the second highest quarterback rating at twenty one forty two point nine. He's only been sacked. One time had very clean pockets. He has the top as far as top quarterback in passing yards per attempt. Dak has had an incredible incredible two week run here the competitions not GonNa get much stiffer this week with the Miami Dolphins Fifty fifty points per game coming in but it is it is kind of kind of a little bit funny need that the top quarterbacks in the league right now are not the guys you're used to see in the top five as far as the numbers goes. Tom Brady is the only guy up there that you could say is from the old guard you got guys like Lamar Jackson. Dak Prescott Pat Mahomes and Russell Wilson does your quarterback of the near future and you left out something another. He's doing very well. His completion percentage is sky high and it's incredible and it's not that Alex Smith kind of high completion percentage where you're throwing throwing the ball two yards behind the line of scrimmage and stuff. He's also combining that with one of the best yards per completion numbers in the League I think he leads in that and when you combine that with the highest completion percentage will that's a lot of good things happening and you'll yeah dad got an interesting resting little streak going right now to he finished the game against Washington with eighteen straight completions which means that going into into the game was dolphin yeah he he can keep that streak going and that he he had that did that one time before during his rookie season so he's now at his best completion streak he's tie bet and he could exceed it. I mean he is having a a he's had I thought he was going to be good. I've always been remarkable. I've always defended Dak as being better than most people gave him credit for but he is exceeding my wildest expectations for this year yet you know in this game against Washington Dax. If you go to next Gen stats. It's it's one of my new favorite. Thanks to kind of read is the next Gen stats and you look at Dak Prescott hit. One of my favorite stats to read about is here in completion. Percentage is the expected completion percentage because this is based on the body of the career what the expected completion percentage was for that game it was already high sixty nine point one percent for Dak Prescott well. He just went ahead and just uncorked it. Because it was eighty six point seven. He was seventeen point six percent higher than what was expected in that an in on the season. He's thirteen point seven higher than what's expected and back. Is You know he's not been a bad quarterback quarterback. Yeah he had a rough patch for mid twenty seventeen until the arrival of Amari Cooper in twenty eight hundred hold himself out of it but yeah but don't forget he's. He's also led his team to two division titles in his first three seasons. He's using season never had a losing season now. Now year four we seem to be seen a `nother level of quarterback and we're not talking little jump. We're talking a leap forward. In his his accuracy his speed of processing. He's getting the ball out much faster than he ever has a short career and you know and his decision making his vision of the field. It's all getting up there into that elite talent level and you know he still got room to grow. I think he's only been in the League for three years and two games. Come on people yeah yeah. You know it's just this is if if you're looking for what to hang your hat on Dak Prescott. You've gotta just be impressed with how he's come from. He was great phenomenal best rookie season. A quarterback has ever had to struggling a little bit in two thousand seventeen still managing to win nine games coming into the season last year struggling for the first half they bring in Amari Cooper. They give this offense going then they do what they did this off season to make the offense even better and it has shown. They have a better coordinator a guy that knows how to use the talent. That's what really comes down to We're GONNA take a quick break but when we come back we're GONNA discuss more about this Washington game and also just kind of put the NFL and perspective here on the Bruce and the the boys podcasts with an epic first week of football behind us. Dr King's the leader in one day fantasy football is upping the and he with another huge contests heading into the second week of NFL matchups draft kings is giving new users a free shot at over one point five million dollars rises when you sign up with the code SB nation and make your first deposit for free shot at one point five million any terminal bragging rights just download the draftkings APP use the code SP nation draft your players and feel the sweat like never before already draftkings user you can get in on the action to for a limited time. Both new and existing users can get a deposit bonus of up to five hundred dollars so download the draftkings APP now and use the code espy nation to get a free shot. Got It over one and a half million dollars in prizes with your first deposit again. That's code SB nation. Only a draft kings minimum five dollar deposit required deposit bonus requires a twenty five times playthrough eligibility restrictions apply see draftkings dot com for details. Hey I'm Spencer Hall. I'm Holly Anderson Listen. I'm Ryan Nanny. I'm Jason Kirk and we're the host of the shutdown forecast avengers of college football podcast it says in the script onto riff on what that means and and basically what I mean is this all spoiled every Tuesday we talk about everything from cooking disasters to pro wrestling too unfashionable pants worn middle school we also do talk about college football every now and then like mascot fights announcers fleeing the booth early and unfashionable pants that coaches where now if you want to take college football exactly as seriously as it should be taken subscribe for free on Apple podcasts or in your favorite podcast APP yeah it took and we are back on the Brisbane Boys' podcast. Ask Tom Riley. You can follow him at Tom Row. I'm Michael Sizemore. You can follow me at Mr Sizemore. We're talking the cowboys thirty one twenty one victory over Washington in Washington Washington which has become like a second home to the cowboys. There were so many blue jerseys out there incredible but the cowboys. I guess if you're looking for something something Tom for us to talk about. That has been a little bit nitpicky the defense has I still think the defense has played really well in these games. I don't WanNa be misconstrued misconstrued saying that they weren't playing well. I just think that you the depth that you we thought we had at the defensive line that you thought you would see in the secondary and they haven't really gotten a lot of turnovers. They missed a couple that they could have had in this game but then also the sack numbers haven't been there. They'RE GONNA get Robert Quinn back. That's a big deal but the cowboys defensive line just hasn't seen to be what we expected it to be Tom. Yeah they they haven't been getting through to the quarterback. They haven't been penetrating but there's you know it's not been all bad. I fade now. There's just the problem right now that they're focusing on demarcus Lawrence. The cowboys aren't getting the pressure up the middle that they would like to get and so things are still oh coming along there. put the defense has brought that has been very good is it kind of the flip side of the cowboys are converting. Doing most of their third downs is that the defense is only allowing a completion aw third down conversion twenty percent of the time the first part of the season you you could do that if you can maintain that discrepancy that that disparity you're. GonNa win a lot of gains because you're stopping the other team when you need to stop optum and they're not stopping you when they need to know like you said. The cowboys have been incredible. Their offense has been credible on third down. There were seven of eleven in this game they they are the top team in the NFL when it comes to third down conversion so and their defense is one of the top since stopping third down so that's very good for the cowboys defense. They just need to make more plays. I think you're making more plays with something. That really came up in this game because there were three times when the cowboys should have had a pick Byron aren Jones very early. went up the ball that he was definitely contesting but he had a better shot at it than the the intended. Receiver Jeff Heath just I I don't know Jeffey does the one guy that always seems to pick balls off and he just had one goal for the side of his helmet because he wasn't looking at the characteristic for him because he lately has that he makes the heads up plays yeah. He should have had that one and then exhibit. Your Woods looked at the end zone. We had a ball coming right into his arms. He got ahead of himself. They had it on the south and the sideline that you know he just he just didn't secure the ball before he tried to take off running because he had he saw pick six bigger yeah. He's fiedler emptying zoned road to the nationals. I was three times. They just didn't seal the deal. The cornerbacks and safeties are making plays. They're just not closing them out. No yeah because the right now offensively really the cowboys are top five top five offense. They are number three and passing their number six rushing and they are scoring the scoring. They are number five live. Their defense is doing well in the on the other side. They're doing well keeping teams low on third down conversions keeping them out of the red zone as much as they possibly can but what you're what you're seeing here is that they've just those those plays that would typically a good defense makes that gets them off the field. The cowboys are extending these drives a little bit and having to get them off the field later than they probably expected to be able. There's also one of those things. It's a little bit hidden. In the cowboys had big leads in the fourth quarter in both of these games were up on the giants by twenty five and then the giants came Amen had scored a can only be called a garbage time touchdown to cut it to seventeen they had a seventeen point lead after their last touchdown and so the fact that Washington came in and scored a touchdown just before the two minute warning it really is it's like that's not really really a defensive failure near eating some clock off you giving the ball back your offense with a to score lead and all they have to do is run off a little bit o'clock walk which was exactly what the cowboys did yeah. That's that's true you know the the cowboys. Also I gotTA. I gotTA preface that by saying Tom's right the cowboys also pulled old starters at the end of these games in both of them there's been a lot of attention on demarcus Lawrence Tyrone Crawford still a little bit banged up demarcus. Lawrence is still coming off off of a off season surgery so and Byron Jones. He seems to be the first one back to a close to full strength. They're so I'm willing to wait on the and I think you are too but it's been our last few minutes here talking about where the cowboys sit in the NFC east but also the NFL because the eagles they lost to the Falcons on Sunday night in ugly ugly. Yes in in guys like the Falcons just ran a perfect pick played for for or Julio Jones and he just took it straight to the end zone poor coverage by the eagles but the eagles are now one one cowboys eagles. Take two women despite the fact that Carson Wentz had a horrendous first-half. Yeah Carson Wentz. I mean he just doesn't look like the same guy that that was the MVP candidate. He does for stretches and that's one of the end that was pointing out in the discussion. earlier on on twitter is is that he can be absolutely great for a stretch but he could also have a stretch where he he can't do anything right and he is just has this incredible credible inconsistency and there doesn't seem to be a middle ground. He's other really bad. He's really good and it doesn't help when Nelson Galore is dropping passes passes yeah and that doesn't house when you're doing it that way. When you go out with the other team get lead and you start off looking so bad then you have to have everything working to come back and take the lead and win the game and it didn't work with Igor. So that's you know that's accountable a little bit of a story there there now down a game. this was a game. They probably should have one yeah. They should have won this game because especially with getting left that much time on the clock after Julio Jones scores the falcons end up holding onto that lead because of drop passes and just because guys are just dropping like flies on the eagles. The Eagles were dealing of injuries. Cowboys are dealing with a few of their own Michael Gallup. He's GONNA be out two to four weeks with them. A arthroscopic cleanup there it's the same similar to a situation happened a DEZ Bryant a couple of years ago index rookie season. I think has only missed three games and came back back. Then you talk about that Xavier Woods the cowboys starting safety he is going to miss about six weeks at most with a high ankle sprain so Dallas to plug in some guys there but you you kind of get the feeling that Dallas has a little bit more depth to work with and probably not nearly as worried worried about this as you. They've also got a couple of guys that are more or less day to day and they're all on the defensive line you gotTa Antoine Woods Woods who they don't really know what's with him. They just said he's dated as you mentioned tyrone. Crawford already and don't forget that Robert Quinn is going to be day to day with his hand injury as well that was a funny thing about his suspension is I shouldn't say funny but he got suspended. He wasn't going to be playing anyway so now that was turned out to be kind of odd little wash but yeah the cowboys have some have some injury problems alums. It's interesting that Devon Smith steps up and the game after which they need to figure out who to use for the third receiver so that may have already. I answered itself right because he's definitely deep threat and that's also what Michael Gallup went gives you. I think Michael Gallup is much more complete gives you more than that yeah but definitely. Devin Smith if he can manipulate defenses like he did in while they're waiting for Michael out to come back. I think that's a good shot for this team. You also got Randall Cobb still out there. Mark Cooper's amazing. He's he's played really well. in Amari Cooper didn't have much help for Michael Gallup as much last year until the end towards the year so he's he's used to elevating the receivers around him. I think this is the perfect example of what you're seeing right. Now with. The cowboys is an elevation of their talents because because they have somebody so good like Amari Cooper by them. Jason Whitten's around all that stuff so I think they'll be able to contend there. The safety position does Kinda worry you a little bit but the cowboys always are interchangeable with their sake as you would imagine that they they need they would be able to you know get some good play out of out of their linebackers in their front seven to kind of make it a little easier on them and we're at so that they've got Darrien Thompson and then Donovan Wilson may be good to go this this week and and so they've got some backup safety were all kind of excited I think to see Wolfson get on the field because he was intercepting everything in preseason ah anything that will give him juice in the playmaking department yet that would be a that would be a big boost if he could come in and get a pick in the next game or two so so the cowboys are the city in the NFC east sole possession of first place. They've got the eagles who have to find some consistency if they want to contend the rest of the way and they've got Washington that probably isn't going to get it all together and the giants just benched Eli Manning so yeah and and and you know you go even further the the steelers lose Ben Rothlisberger for the year The saints who are coming up on the cowboys we schedule them. They will be without drew brees who currently can't pick up a football. He's dealing with some ligament damage that he's GonNa get surgery for. Yeah and and you know you you look and there's a lot of the quarterback names that you were expecting to see playing a major part that aren't there because we'd already seen Andrew Luck retire before the season started you know and the poor jets Sam Darnold has mono could which can be a lingering lingering problem because you get sick and then you lose weight and it's very hard to get your strength back to that and then I I okay member who is backing them up but he's gone out. He's injured and they're playing some guy named Luke. Falk is their quarterback so the the landscape is changed aged and it's done so it away. That's bad for Linux teams but kinda favorable for the cowboys definitely definitely favorable for the cowboys well. That's all we got pretty. You guys today the cowboys get the big win. That's thirty one twenty one over Washington redskins. They moved to two on the year. They'll be taking on the Miami Dolphins weekend that I mean. It's just GONNA be sad how how outmatch the Miami Dolphins are but stay tuned follow him on twitter at Tom Row bTV. ATV Follow me at Mr Sizemore follow us at perusing the boys and that blogging voice for all things Dallas cowboys take care cowboys nation and we will talk to you about a week. Bruce is produced by Shwain Media and hosted by Michael Sizemore. Tom Rile for more visit bruising the boys dot Com.
Steelers Hangover: Was Week 4 a sign of things to come? Or just a blip on the radar?
"Want to know more about what your favorite Ninjas have on their minds. Check out the American Ninja Warrior podcasts. It's available wherever you get your podcast and it's a great listen for any Ninja Warrior Fan fans welcome to that extravaganza known as the steelers hangover brick by the high end the steel curtain dot com. My name is Brian. Anthony Davis my good friend Tony Jeffey. Oh along with us as well and what we're going to do today is we're simply going to go ahead and talk about the game last night. Is it a bad hangover where you wake up wondering what you've done how bad you feel or is it one one of those good ones where you're like. Hey that was a good party and I'm really glad I was involved and Tony. I think you could answer the question very easily. When I just tell you you steelers twenty-seven bengals three Brian good to be with you as always and yeah I I don't see how anybody can have have a anything bad to say about that game? It was pretty thorough victory and probably their best gaming almost a year and it was well. Well well needed after three start it. That's for sure Tony. I mean really the seasons you know that came started for me about flow five on on Sunday Sunday afternoon. When I started the Cleveland Browns beat the Baltimore Ravens and all of a sudden like hey they win this game there one game back in the division and they've got a division game under their belt and you gotTa beat Cincinnati to go ahead and start that off sort our division playoff well and now they're one game back of Baltimore? One game back of Cleveland and Cleveland has a very tough came came next Monday night in San Francisco taking on the three no San Francisco Forty niners. They've had a week off. Hopefully they've had had a chance to get all of their their turnovers under control. Let's put it that the ball handling let's get that under control and I'll be really rooting for the niners next week but the steelers they could really really do themselves well by beating eating the Baltimore Ravens at home in Pittsburgh a Sunday afternoon game. I cannot wait for this so the big question was week one was is it kind of just like it was an aberration or the steelers turned the corner quite a bit Tony in just one game. What did you you see yesterday that would make you feel one way or the other in what ways that they can be turning a corner because it was Mason Rudolph Second Start and and I think the you know we talked about last week about how how predict what he offense looked like Ben? You know they were the same same kind of stuff that they usually do with Ben and yesterday was so creative you know Jaylen Samuels wildcat and and and I think Mason Rudolph continued to evolve but I think the most important thing is is they allowed the defense just to stay aggressive because they the offense had more sustained drives and they put points aboard the defense was able to remain aggressive the entire sixty minutes. I think you you got glimpses of what it could do and weeks two and three and yesterday it was it was a sixty minute effort by by the defense just dominant performance Keith Butler's unit for sure and you know what we do wants you to get involved in this as well in about twenty minutes to a half an hour we we will go ahead and start taking questions so if you want to go ahead and think of some things that you want to do rapid fire and we just answered questions altogether we will go ahead into that but yeah Tony You bring up a good point and I liked to I always like to say things roll downhill and at one point point I don't know whether it was Booger McFarland or the other announcer that went ahead and said I can't even remember I used to know Monday night football announcers names and now I don't know I mean it was out it was Howard I mean we're on the frame name basement basis. This is the only reason we know buggers because it's booger booger and not the one from the great ninety eighty four classic revenge of the NERDS but with that being said you know he's he made made a point that when the steelers were driving is like this Dr looks like they're just is going downhill completely when I moved on the running downhill because they were in complete control and that was the third quarter drive that actually ended in a field goal the forty nine nine yard field goal but what did you see yesterday completely that makes you feel that this can be sustained going into into the Ravens game well it's because they showed so much creativity and and they kept the the bengals off balance and and and they they let the the offense it's run through not just James Connor but James Connor and Jalen Samuels and we talked about last year how much better the offense when it ran through Connor and yesterday you had it running. Thank you to running backs and I think you know I you know you're not going to be able to sustain wildcat thing through the course of the year but I think it can and help the authentic evolve and in Mason Rudolph to the point where where he can take the reins more strongly and and his offense but he ended here yeah but I think moving forward this offense the way it was designed. Yesterday I think it could get it can get the team to where it needs to go over the next three or four weeks. So the first it's three weeks of the season Tony All we did while especially me and I am definitely guilty of this. The only thing that I wanted to say over and over is this is the most un-imaginative generic offense that I've ever seen and then last week during the San Francisco game. I'm thinking wait. This has been rothlisburger plus burgers offense. Don't they need to go ahead and formulate an offense that that surrounds the talents and emphasizes the talents of Mason Rudolph and that's kind of what they did yesterday. They you brought up a good point that I really wasn't thinking of. They went ahead and took the onus off off of a number to Mason Rudolph did not have to carry the team on his shoulders even though he did I mean going twenty four twenty four was that his excuse me twenty four for Twenty eight two hundred twenty nine yards and two touchdowns. That's a pretty good line but at one point he was seventeen of eighteen and that it was at the end of the first half I mean I know it's small little passes things that we complain about the Patriots doing to us all the time but finally were doing what what has been done to us and it's pretty hard to stop and you have the personnel for it and it's funny the one guy that you would think that they'd be employing in that would be Ryan Switzer. What's her name was hardly anywhere to be found? He didn't get a single target for I don't think he was in fresh nab. I think he just played special teams so they have they have gone out and emphatically said that the receiver were the main receiving core on this team his Juju Smith Schuster James Washington and it's deontay Johnson and Johnson Johnson announced himself with authority that he is that he is a true player on this team and and someone someone that you have to account for now we're needing James Washington the step up and do the same thing you had a game where you didn't need Juju Smith Schuster shuster to catch more than three passes but if he needed to be called upon he would have been there but the offense was is working those running backs for yards as receivers and the thing about it. If you look at James Connors Line when you say okay the guy only got forty two yards or you going to complain about that the reason you're not because those passes that were basically runs to me he the account for like thirty forty yards with that but when he had a total offense of one hundred and twenty five yards eighty three receiving on eight receptions ten carries for forty two yards then you're like wow he had an amazing game and that's just remember remember when they I believe it was Arians would do those quick little passes to Antonio Brown and receivers just a maybe maybe Haley did a two. I'm not sure which one now at this point voted but it was appointed like we don't feel like we have the running game in check so this is going to be running game so I mean if your fantasy Geek and you're like Oh. He only got me forty two yards but you're happy that he got eighty three more yards receiving so it doesn't doesn't matter how he gets the yards Tony as long as he's getting the yards and that's exactly what James Connors doing that is exactly what Jalen Samuels is doing as well he he is a fifty seven yards receiving he had twenty six yards rushing on ten carries as well but you know here's the thing about it. He was also a wildcat quarterback. Even though he did not throw the ball whatsoever you know without being said it was the imaginative offense Cincinnati was not ready for this but can the steelers sustain this and could they possibly do it next week. Take maybe maybe 'cause this is my thinking if you go dust off the same wildcat and the same thing that you just did against Cincinnati. They're going to be ready for it because I don't care what personnel is on the Baltimore Ravens. They're smart enough. wink Martindale definitely smart enough to go ahead and stop that so what can they do difference. Is this a sustainable offense and you already answered that that they've gotta mix it up but but do they have enough as randy feet in there have enough to go ahead and mix this up for next week. What are they going to come out with or they just GonNa fall back into the old stuff or I think so? It's an evolving process I mean is it. You know it was his second start. These meaning Mason Rudolph he has ten quarters of experience under his belt and we always talk about grooming the quarterback well. Unfortunately this is how you groom quarterbacks. I grew many other position. He has to get in there and play and I I think the more experience he gets the mortis offense is going to evolve and I think what you're gonNA have to see. Maybe next week it's the receivers have to have to be in the mix a little bit more. I mean last tonight. How how how often we're both connor and Samuel's open just open underneath? That's probably not going to happen next week because the Ravens defense is more disciplined and and you know they're gonNA they're gonna see it on tape and they're going to try to put more more guys near the line of scrimmage to to to take on those running backs and make sure they're covered out of the backfield actually also maybe it's after receivers now. The onus is under Juju or James Washington or Deontay Johnson. Somebody like that those three guys fans McDonald. Hopefully he comes back. Where did they get more downfield and then maybe you can play the Rudolf strengths and maybe take the take the handcuffs off him a little bit and maybe maybe you exploit exploit them down? Forget it. It's not going to be easy like a Marlin Humphries. Your as one of their cornerback is really good young player so it's not going to be easy but I think they're going to have to mix it up the receivers. You're going to have to play a bigger role next week. Yeah they are but you said something very interesting there and what I noticed when you said if they have to to pay attention more to the running back out of the backfield then those guys are going to get open more Vance McDonald's back. That's just an extra for weapon because believe you me. They found a new weapon in a knick Fan at this guy. I mean he's two for twenty eight. It is with not even being on the team for four days. I guess he just arrives and they go ahead and they put him in of course but he contributed right away so here's another thing about van it that not a lot of people brought up but I noticed he worked out in the off season for some reason with Mason Rudolph so these guys are familiar with each other. They've they've they've really have a report and that's a great thing. Vance McDonald has a report with Mason Rudolph. You might see two tight end sets now with two guys capable of catching footballs footballs very well. I mean you can't you won't be able to double McDonald's hopes are both healthy. That's a great new wrinkle their and and the one last thing to say about Nick van it is hey your fifth round. Pick just came in and got twenty eight yards. You don't see that very often from the fifth round pick first time they step on the field so I'm liking that trade too because you know we can talk about first rounders. Oh you want giving up first rounders but a fifth round pick guys. That's a great deal. You have have an opportunity to go ahead and get something out of them. Now I love it and I'm worried about now and the great now is you you have a team that has one game out of first place and a chance to be in a tie for first coming up next week so I love it so I'm sorry I just go Tony. Just expand on what you said about Vernet in in in McDonald Donald working out in the off season you saw that on that one play the the comeback catch by Veneta I mean essentially he was covered and and and and Rudolf anticipated that he would he would be open and he threw it only where he could catch it and he he dove down and made a great catch of a showed great chemistry between the two a show great instincts by frankly by route off. I thought it was really when one of his best rows of his career so far yeah that's true and we were talking about and I was doing knee. Jerk reaction like I always do and one of the things that I wrote was I just want to see them. Try to stretch this this defense out with a pass downfield and when they have ahead of you see how open how very opened the Onta- Johnson was it was crazy. I'm still not sure why he had a jump in the I was getting a little scared on that but yeah that's so I was really happy with what they did with the offense but my question to you Tony is one of the most important things in the biggest problem with the steelers so far this year that no one expected was the offensive line so you have have the offensive line playing. I thought the first series I thought they look awful. I was like you know they're getting no running room. Nothing's happening then. They started opening opening things up with a pass and all of a sudden when you're handing off. They're getting running room. So what were your thoughts in who really shine the most on that offensive line last night. I thought I thought that talented the cash or credit. especially pulling are running plays. They both look like are pro bowl selves and and you know the entire line look great I mean I don't think Rudolph was was hit. Once the Bengals weren't weren't even they didn't even they didn't even post a quarterback head so I thought I thought the entire line obviously but I thought the Castro and pounds comfortable of like their old selves on on pulling plays off if you did a lot of those with the jet sweep and it was like a was like watching watching those guys when you know playing at their at their very vintage best now here's a here's something that Jerry Devil just mentioned and I don't know what I've been doing. How missed this but I was not aware that? LBJ Jay Ford is now a Baltimore Ravens so we're actually eljay fort. Come this Sunday so thanks daredevil for that. I'm not sure where I've been but there you go. Sometimes I get lost in the shuffle as well but it'll be interesting to see. Oj four-pack that does not not change the situation with the draft pick so I'm still thinking that next year you will actually the season you'll see moncrieff. Let go try to recoup that third round draft pick for lady on Bell just because with the eagles cutting fort that means that that's off the table but I don't think I mistaken in this. I don't think that changes anything as far as the steelers since he was picked up off of waiver. Yes they've Scofield mentions. That was yesterday's news. I agree. I took yesterday off getting ready for the game so I I was in the basement. Let's just put it that way and I was completely out of sorts so thanks day for rubbing that in with a nice emoji I really appreciate eight that day. Dave knows that I would never and I mean ever put anything Dave. FDA's mistakes out there. He knows I wouldn't do that. I was surprised he can't even do that with a straight face. David I have a friendly rivalry and I I do with Jeff as well and so so Tony. Let's look forward real quick. I mean we're looking back but let's look forward to Baltimore more what part of yesterday's game yesterday's game plan could they go ahead and recycle for the Ravens without getting burnt and what do they need to stay away from yesterday. Check out the American Ninja Warrior podcasts for a behind the scenes look at all the action of the show and more with your favorite competitors listening subscribe wherever you get your podcasts who are not the question because they always have a disciplined defense but I think you could you could still make some hay with wildcat. You don't want to you don't WanNa go crazy with it but you could still do those tap has ah provided the security is there samuels and connor and you can show us even Johnson on sweeps. I think you have to do Mr Action with with their defense because they're such an aggressive defense and such a fast defense and it's GonNa be hard to challenge their cornerback so I think you have to you have to continuing to make it a horizontal game and have those guys try to get them out of position like everyone yesterday with the bengals. Let me ask you this. My friend do the steelers. I need to become a gimmick team right now with their personnel because they don't have Mason Rudolph seasoned is when I'm going to say Is that something they are going to need to do. I think I think in for the foreseeable future because I mean we're we're in what four three or four games on receivers are still struggling I don't know if they're struggling to get open or if Mason Rudolph is just he doesn't have the confidence to to throw them open. You know throw them fifty fifty balls like like Ben would do or or another veteran quarterback would do so I think until until there's a better rapport between Rudolph and his receivers until they're more willing to to to strike Downfield I think you have to you have to be creative with but the gimmicks like like they were yesterday. I think you just have to do that and you have to keep it evolving the offense every week. You have to keep tweaking it. I was saying last night. It looks like whenever whenever during the past is not really the tap has but the the wildcat it looked like they were they were setting up a other teams for for a halfback passer passed so I think you have to keep evolving the offense. Are we going to see Jalen. Samuels who looked I thought looked fantastic yesterday. He's perfect wrinkle for this team. We ever GonNa see him past. Pass the ball. I think you're going I think eventually we'll if they keep using him in that formation he eventually you're GonNa have to you have to try to keep the defense honest with a pass. I said he said he he threw one in college for sixty yards a sixty yard touchdown so I think eventually they're gonNA try it anyway. Let me ask you This who is right now at this point through four games. WHO's the most dangerous weapon on the Pittsburgh steelers offense it? You can't say you can't say Mesa birtles the most dangerous yes I think the way he's played. He's been able to get open down field. Even you know they haven't been like eighty or above. I think it's the ONTA- Johnson I can't believe I'm saying that but he's been finding ways to get open downfield and and and Rudolf found a way to develop a report with him so I think right now he's he's at x-factor date. Their offense was looking for in in receiving core coming into the year. Was the Johnson worth a third round pick. That sounds like that's what you're saying yeah yeah. I didn't know much about them when they first drafted him but the more I see the more he looks like somebody who could really develop into something special and and the the comparisons there looking more and more like they might be apt so if we if we had a certain deputy editor that is probably watching this right now. I'm not gonNA say his name is I don't want to embarrass him but the rhymes with rave row field if if rave were on here. Do you think that he would like to go back can time build a time machine and go ahead and say the maybe they didn't make a mistake taking this guy way too early I'm sure he he he's GonNa Forever. He regrets saying that yeah but but yeah. We've all been wrong draft. I know I've been wrong so I'm always growing AH I back in twenty thirty. I'm just like why they drafted this levy on bell who's heat. They don't running back. Obviously I was wrong about that so I I was wondering why they drafted another receiver after they took one in the third round of two thousand ten so yeah yeah yeah so and the rest is this is history but anyways the you know. I'm really excited about this whole thing this whole new wrinkle. I thought one thing was funny. Somebody mentioned I'm not sure who was mentioned that they did not see Mason Rudolph on the field lining up in the wildcat but there's there's a few places that I saw him there. There's one that was a pretty significant play where he just stood there. I was surprised that the whole offense you in a false start because he just stood there as as a receiver hanging out he didn't. He didn't really he he he he kind of projected that play there by not moving. You know what I'm I'M GONNA go ahead and bring this up to I'm with Ben. We don't need Mason hard because that goes back to that kind of let's rave off the hook Rayfield off the hook because that's another third rounder that it Bendon really think they need a quarterback at that position as well so you know and I will one one of the neighborhood kids came up to me yesterday and he's like Hey. Did you know that Ben Rothlisberger called a radio station up last year and said Ed and complained that they they chose Mason Rudolph. I'm like yeah that did this. Kids are Ravens Fan so he's always trying to bust my chops here and I'm like yeah. It really didn't happen that way. Oh yes it did. I'm like dude. No it didn't so I'm arguing with an eleven year old by the way is like Oh yes. I know it did dead and this is a really intelligent kit. This kid is off the charts intelligent but he just loves after the steelers and he was convinced that he did this like let me tell you something buddy so I bring that out and I'm like not only was I listening to it but I wrote an article right away because I was listening to it live and so I know all about what happened there. He was saying something a little bit different. He didn't call in complaining so without with that being said. Let's talk about some bright spots. You know we had some. We had some really great bright spots yesterday and we've talked about about him. We've talked about the Mason. Rudolph said we've talked about the Deontay. Johnson's and we've talked about Jalen same goals as well and let's look for some more bright spots going forward that you've got to be really excited about it could be offense or defense. Oh no I thought you were looking at the the board a bright spots for sure if ah talking about Devin Bush in the game he had yesterday I mean he had nine tackles and his first sack pass defense three tackles for loss I mean he he looked like the guy that we all were hoping hoping would be in the pre season or rookie sensation and I yes it was the bengals but still he's a rookie and I thought he looked totally at home. He's one bright spot. I thought Joe Hayden Aden at his best game of the year yesterday. I thought Steven Nelson was robbed on on the the one a pass interference so you know those are three three bright spots defense cam hayward looked as dominant as ever with two and a half sack so tj what looked like T. J. Watt and by a depre- has his best game of the year so there are a lot of bright spots and I think we were waiting for that kind of gain to come from the defense. They've been this close eat less three weeks of having that kind kinda game and they finally put it all together yesterday Tony Tony Tony. I agree with you but you missed a big one. You missed actually two biggies but I mean of course you miss. TJ And at this point I mean we just expect TJ to go nuts every week. Probably one of the best draft picks that they have had in ages so I mean that's without being said so. He's easy to overlook because you just expect him to be talking about would mark Mark Barron had a phenomenal ballgame so he had eleven tackles yesterday. I believe nine of them. Were Solo if I'm not mistaken but one of the biggest place from him was he a beat by Tyler I for very early I'm after after the the Johnson fumble early on and he rebounded with a lot of speed to go ahead and knock that get out of the way knocked the ball out of the way and force them to a field goal and when I saw that I was like wow I mean so I'm sure he's hurt. He heard a lot of criticism awesome last week. This team is I really like how this team is rebounding from bad games and taking it personally Salihi shows a lot of heart and 'cause we were really high on Mark Baron and all of a sudden then all of a sudden. We're looking San Francisco game dreadful game. Hey they're gonNA ask Dreadful Games but I'M GONNA. I'M GONNA quote Sean here. They need to keep playing angry. I think he was playing angry. I think Hayward Hayward's heard a lot of got a lot of stuff right now because he was not playing up to par but let's let's talk about another thing the d. the defense is gelling. Here's one of the best things about last night that no one's talking about and I'm going to go ahead and bring this up. Is You know who didn't we. You didn't hear his name hardly at all was Minka Fitzpatrick yeah he didn't and that's not a bad thing. Though no you know the meat that means nothing what's going on. Guess who else. We didn't hear his name toronto-dominion yeah so you know what we're not talking about the great things that they did because they didn't have to they were doing the little things they were doing the little things that no one saw to mean that they weren't getting picked on so you you could actually say the Tyrrell edmunds had a phenomenal game and make if it's Patrick had a phenomenal game they didn't show up huge on the stats sheet but they're doing something right right right yeah and and and you know it's testament to how good that pass rush rush. I mean Dalton. He could see he was so frustrated. By the the third quarter he was slamming a ball coming off the coming up the sideline air coming onto the sidelines off the field and he didn't have much time to go deep so you know you know whatever whenever he did they they had no success. So you know you safeties. You're kind of like lineman offense blind. If you don't WanNa hear from them it's usually a good thing and and you didn't hear are their names called it all yesterday. which as you said is a testament to the defense as a whole but particularly to them for staying at home and doing their jobs anti Dalton threw the ball thirty seven times had twenty one completions for one hundred seventy one yards and that interception as well but but you look at the only one receiver caught more than four balls actually well Giovanni Bernard and and Joe Mixon in head for each but they're they're running backs but Ogden tate he was four for fifty and he's a giant six five guy and that's the guy that he wasn't styming them but when you hold Jalen Rose Jalen rose it was on my gosh? Did I just do that. John Ross basketball and I'm talking about Jaylen her. That's how excited didn't Giddy. I am about this game but when you hold John Ross and tyler boyd to six catches in sixty nine arts arts then you're doing a great thing I had a guy come up to me. I I went to Trivia before the game and this guy's like all right I need. I need need a about fifteen sixteen points from Joel Mixing in Tyler boy to win tonight and I'm like yeah you're you're going to get up that. You'll get problem yeah. He didn't get it. I mean he didn't get that at all. They get in the end zone. They didn't I mean the six six catches yeah so I think we're a half point per league half points per reception action league so I mean he didn't come close to it and David Lachlan brings up and fairness. Jalen rose didn't do anything last night either. Nobody and that team did Jalen rose hit a bad game uh-huh. Oh sorry Tony Real quick near you Michael Jordan the greatest the great one didn't have a great game either. He was getting called on night so yes and Michael Jordan was on the field yeah he was GonNa Tony. I stole your thought yeah well no I just I just thought the defense showed a lot of character. After that Johnson Fumble I mean you've seen a theme this year. Whenever the whenever the offense turns the ball over over the defense just gives up a touchdown pretty easily whereas last night they they limited limited to a fuel and if once for that they would have shut out and you said you know Baron decorate play on on I recover after being beaten knocked the pass away so I thought they showed great heart after after the Johnson you're such a cabinet early in the game could have been very easily easy for them to say up here? We go again another long night but they wouldn't let that happen. I'm I'm going to go ahead and and I'm going to open up the live chat and we're going to talk about the defense and if they can sustain that but before I do that I wanNA talk one more. Ah Say one more thing about a shining star that we really gotTa talk about and it's randy feet. I'm hard on randy feeding her. Just like I'm hard on on Butler but you know you gotta say that he came out and he really put together an innovative plan to recognize the strengths of everybody on that team team so as far as that goes. I have to give him credit yeah. Well go it well no I. It's a blow it has to be a blow to a guy like that. You know a young at least a young inexperienced offensive coordinator to lose so much talent in a short period of time and especially your your franchise hall of fame quarterback and now you have to start from scratch essentially and and in and try to find a way to to build off around other people so you know we have. I think we sometimes forget the coaches you know they can learn to and I think hopefully this'll be a way for him to improve as offensive coordinator moving forward so we're talking about the defense now. We're going to transition back over. Can they sustain this now. Vodka drinkers has finally the D. plays under seventy snaps. Yeah I mean a really big deal there Bill Davis Chimes in with Defense Fancy complement of the offense and vice versa excuse me defense complement the offense and vice versa and then Kevin Shin. He mentions that it's because because they didn't die of exhaustion right you know that's that's a real big thing to Jerry Cherry band which one of these days I gotTa know what that means. I I love. We've talked about this all the time. I love the some of the names here and I love to know what the inspiration where maybe just do a show in the off season when we talk about everybody's names when we're looking for stuff to talk about. Jerry Cherry Band says it's a new team out there Sean Manahan and these are great comments by the way Shawn now. They're getting up to game shape so they're playing better. You know we've that's what the defense is doing. Is this a sustainable defense. Do you think the defense is really turned a corner here. I think they've been they've been itching to have a game like I think they've been close to having a game aim like the head last night I needed to rate rate circumstances and the offense provided that by by keeping them up the problem of all people said it years ago like the one commoner said that the the offense complements defensive vice versa you need they work hand in hand and and I think the defense can't sustain itself because I think the talented there we've talked about it. They've had what ten first rounders on on the side of the ball now I and and and their their pass rushes been a thing for two plus years. It's been the best pass ashes in the league. They just needed to find. They needed a couple of people to put the put it all together. I think you have that with with Bush now in the middle and maybe a fitzpatrick in the secondary and that really rounds out the defense and I think I think it it can it's only GonNa get better as I think it's only GonNa get better as it goes along. They just need to be able to finish off games and we we saw last night. They finished off that game and put your foot down their throat except better on the bengals throat and they lent him up Dewayne Cantrell L. he says can we show bud some love. We gotTA show some Buds Buds some love for absolutely for what he did last night really really good game. I thought at one point I thought he was mugged on one play and still made the sack they didn't call it but they didn't have to you because he got in there or was it on the forced fumble. Maybe it was on the fumble but it was great. Here's another comment too and I just lost it Ajay Steel three thousand yes we fixed the free safety problem now at allows the LBJ obese play clean. That's that's really what it's allowing the defense to do. you know and now if the offense could keep them off the field field like it was mentioned that they were tired Bill Davis once again no relation we could be somewhere down the line my dad it is I bring this up every time my dad's Bill Davis but this is definitely not my dad Does anyone know what it interferences anymore. I can answer that question Christian Bill. If the steelers are accused of an interference call then it is interference. If the steelers I throw the red flag believing they have been interfered with then it is not interference so that's basically basically if they don't know how are we supposed to know if they need the officials on to our river on doesn't seem to know so. I don't know how we're supposed to me. I mean not that guy. I'm not that guy but it's only like you almost know that when Tomlin throws the flag that red flag that they're not going to go ahead and and call it. It's almost like a conspiracy and I know it's not but it just seems like it sometimes and I was like everybody the guy the guy that was the referee. Everybody has the referee in the booth now the referee that they had in the booth and they go to yeah. That's that's clearly to me. That's pass interference. Of course you knew. It wasn't gonNA get overturned even though everybody everybody in the building believed it was interference. I'm wondering if maybe it's not the steelers or maybe it's just a league thing. They don't want to overturn too many of those to show that they're they're wrong. I don't know where maybe I'm. I'm just out of it today said in the off season but you saw all that play against Seattle and we to what was second twenty that there were there were there were no indisputable evidence to overturn the the non call on the field and that changed the whole game around so I don't I don't know what to expect from each week with that with that new that new emphasis on on pass interference hey I'm Spencer Hall. I'm Holly Anderson. I'm Ryan Nanny. I'm Jason Kirk and we're the hosts of the shutdown forecast avengers of college football podcast it says in the script to riff on what that means basically what I mean is this all already spoiled every Tuesday we talk about everything from cooking disasters to pro wrestling too unfashionable pants worn in middle school. We also do talk about college football every now and then like mascot fights announcers fleeing the booth early and unfashionable pants that coaches where now if you want to take college football exactly as seriously as it should be taken subscribe for free on Apple podcasts or in your favorite podcast APP so Bill. That's that's the best answer we could. We could give you on that cree. A great friend of the show was disappointed on the offense taking the foot off the pedal in the fourth quarter. I think they were just trying to make sure that were they. Just get out of the building. Darren Dalton says this what you elaborate on this because I think you're gonNA agree with this. Show Boswell some love to kicking them right down the middle nearly all night long yeah loving because I'm not even I'm. I'm not even knock on Wood Jon Gruden knock on wood if hear me but with the with that being said you know I feel really comfortable right now with him. whatever your boss we talked about it all last season. I think it was a mental thing with him. I think he he was in his head all year after missing that that overtime kicking Cleveland and you never got over it and I think he he decompressed in the off season he he you know he practiced. He did everything you need to do to get himself right and I think it's it's showing this year. He looks like he did twenty fifteen twenty seventeen. He looks like the old boss so I think think whatever mental demons he had last year are gone and I think he's back to his self and I can't wait to see how it responds. In a tight situation hopefully anytime soon and with my heart can take it but but I'm sure there will be a a important kicked it. He has to come through on it. I can't wait to see how he responds. I I'm feeling pretty good about that. Real Quick Jerry Cherry Band Says Jerry Cherries a singer songwriter and a steelers fan. I love it. That's that's awesome. Steven. If I mess up your name if I mess up anybody's name please you could phonetically write it down I'm going to try this. Stephen caressed is we change the topic to what is a catch to what is a pass interference. That's yeah that was the flu. It's the flavor of the month so stone and says a bosses back. Another friend of the show captain underpants fourteen four games. I mean Gosh the records fifty five so right or is it fifty six now but right now. They're right on track for fifty six again but I think they're gonNA have. I think they're going to have a lot of multiple like a four plus second ZAC nights. I think with this defense right now. I'm thinking that you're gonna go ahead and and take the over every single time on Sax ax so and take one more thing about Boswell the forty nine yard or when I saw forty nine yard or go through I felt pretty good vodka drinker. We won't Chink some but we I mean you gotTa. Give the Guy Credit though I do not want to jinx this guy whatsoever. Oh I did a good job on the last name from Steven Kerr Estes agrees it was fifty six is the record music playlist Guy Gosh. I'd love to see your music playlist then. That's really cool because I'm a music playlist guy. I have over two hundred fifty fifty songs on my I tunes just from Nineteen eighty-four alone but that's that's for another day. That's for the off season two. We'll we'll do my little eighties music trick to but we're going to save that till February because hopefully this team's playing late in February Broz was put on the IRA at the end of the year you sure he wasn't dealing with an injury last year and that was leading him over adjusting because of that I agree with you one hundred percent in fact. That's something I almost brought up. I just moved on with it. because the great thing about ause is if he was he wasn't using it as an excuse even after the season did not use it as an excuse accuse I would go crazy every with how bad Mike Mitchell was. Everytime Mike Mitchell had a bad year keeps bragged. I don't WanNa see brag but he scapegoated the injury that had and I was playing with a torn this and I was playing with this and I had a Rubik's cube stuck stuck in my throat. I mean there's always an excuse. I don't know where that came from. I was thinking eighty s I guess but with that being said you know that's there's always seem to be an excuse in Boswell's not an excuse guy and gosh. We were hard on that guy last year so let's keep on knocking on wood on that guy. I love it with that being said we're GONNA get ready to wrap up if you do have any more questions for the show. There's one from way back again. I don't have your name because this is kind of a rapid fire thing somebody at asked what legitimately they think. The steelers record is going to be this year. oh Gosh scofield eighty three heads in pretty good hits. I'm eighty four guy but that's let's me Scofield always giving me Gulf. The Gulf is eighty year old man but I'm I'm GONNA go ahead and say Mark Davison says ten and six so what are you gonna go ahead and revamp their record so the first quarter's orders over one in three What do you think Tony Gosh? I mean it's there's so many unknowns. That's the thing we still know about Rudolf. We still don't know about the WHO's who how receiving core is going to respond without Antonio Brown but you know I think the way they've looked last three weeks. Even without then I think you can you can realistically provided you know things you know. They're hitting on all cylinders. I think he could at this point based on the teams that are on the schedule. Why don't you can expect anywhere between seven and ten wins? I know it's not a perfect answer but I think that's why we anywhere in that range. They might be anywhere between from seventeen wins. You know what I'm I'm thinking that this team is a nine and seven and six team at worst in. I we're seeing that all along I am I've been I have been giving a Dave junk all night but Dave did did a great job last week on the show and even like all through the week on his show every show he's done going ahead and mentioning that the steelers clear path is probably through the division and the schedule is frontloaded. It's it's a lot harder thirteen and three possible. That's winning out and you know in a way. I don't know if I want him to win out I don't really think that's possible because this is still a very young team. That's going to make some mistakes but and when I say I don't want him mm to win out. It's just that's a lot of pressure going into the playoffs. We've seen the thirteen and three team go into the playoffs and it's really struggle. We're getting some eight mates. Were giving some thirteen threes snowman. I'M GONNA throw this up. Snowman is throwing in two dollars for for Jeff's number two Mason Jersey so our editor of Hartman. I don't know if you know this he has we always joke about him. Having a man crush on Mason Rudolph and this is this is really since Mason was drafted he he loved it about about it and but you know and I have the opportunity to get some Jersey sometimes and I'm like a Jeff. When do you want me to go ahead and get your your Your you're made to New Jersey is like well. I got to wait until they he gets us for is he's. Here's a guy that he only owns Ben Rothlisberger Flip burgers jerseys. That's all he would wear all those years so he will be the leader. Maybe and he is the quarterback of our our little big web I mean blog site here to new Sean Monahan says eleven and five third seed Super Bowl Champs Ye- that would be absolutely amazing. I mean my name and blood for that. Yeah I mean yeah I would give up a lot for that two way wait a love. This basin looks like Edward from twilight. I thought you looked more. I actually thought he looked more like Jacob from twilight where Wolf Guy but that's true. I also looked like Sidney crosby too but you know we're GONNA have to. We'll have to find a picks too bad. We couldn't put pictures up on the live chat. I mean I'd love to get some left to see that will have to check that out but a lot of people are saying sixth seed really I think the steelers right now I think their best chances to win this division vision and I think it is becoming very winnable division. Chris Lot a love this comment this comment just came on and and Chris lots from Akron. If we could take the division that would be a great way to set these clowns fans up and look uh-huh. Oh my gosh boy when now we're comparing when other people look like in the Disney characters and so yeah music playlist guy brings up the fact that if we win the division this week Brown's Brown's lose Monday night leading the division yeah that I mean that would be that'd be huge because you would you would be to win the division. The browns would be one in one you would have the tiebreaker over you would have the tiebreaker over the ravens but hey it's still a long long season season. The teams we lost to the Browns ravens haven't played yet. Sean Manahan brings up the sea hawks are looking being like a really good team right now. In fact I think the seahawks or became a much better team after they beat the steelers because that was a very winnable game the forty niners game was very winnable game. This team should be three in one right now. They're not we've accepted that but there's a clear path to go ahead and win this division. They've got to keep on going so at that point. We can't look ahead. I mean they still uh have a lot of winning to do. I think that this team reminds me a whole heck of a lot of that that nineteen thousand nine team it started out being down ninety two ten losing their first two games then beat a really good team in Minnesota but here's here's the thing that team ended up nine and and seven they went from a dropped pass by a I believe it was more Zeno who trump the passed in Denver and they had a Lincoln by David Treadwell in the in the the Broncos game and they really could have been in the AFC championship game against the Cleveland Cleveland Browns so that was something but this team has a lot more talent than that bubby brister lead nineteen eighty-nine nineteen but it kind of reminds me of it so I think things are going in the right direction. WE'RE GONNA go ahead and cut off the questions at this point and Tony what it's closing time and You don't get to go home but you can't stay here. So what's your final thoughts. A last call on my thought is I thought Mason Rudolph really you know it's subtle but I think he made some huge strides between his first starting a second and he saw that on that first touchdown to connor when you throw it to do a little overpass and he he just quickly decisively through it to connery saw that judy was was was covering. He threw it the connor so I think you're gonNA see a lot a lot more of an evolution from him than people think moving forward. I'm really excited about what he can do the rest of the year. I'm really excited about that too. I am going to go ahead and reiterate. What any brock just said your your image? There scares me but we gotta take it one game at a time and absolutely right so the one game here is the Baltimore Ravens John John Harbaugh and his gang of Ruffians coming to town and here we go so with that being said beat the Ravens. It is Ravens Week. It is something to go ahead and enjoy because I think it is the best rivalry in all of football hopefully next week. It's a happy hangover as this family this family that I cherish and I can speak for Tony. Tony cherishes this family as well. It's her behind the curtain right and family this is we had over one hundred on the live chat. We really appreciate you being a part of our joy this week and even when it's it's paid your around too so we take care of each other absolutely so thanks for a great show tonight and we would go ahead and talk to you next week. Remember all of the other shows on behind the steel curtain DOT com. You can get him on any platform. You want stat cake. Jake is tonight as well. We're doubling up so don't forget Dave Scofield. always a very informative great show. I love it so make tree. Check that out then tomorrow night on Wednesday night. You'll have Jeff and lance again. I believe it's the standards the standard and the preview show will be the this week as well with Jeff Dave and myself. There's so much more. There's the burning question there's lances yeah. I set it really good stuff. We want to be here for you. Breaking news all kinds of comments all kinds of chat. It's really important to us. Stick with behind the curtain for for all your Pittsburgh steeler needs for Tony Jeffey. Oh My name is Brian Anthony Davis you. My friends
FTP Ep. # 196: NFL Big Game Preview Chiefs Niners Part 2
"Welcome to the fantasy throwdown. podcast bringing you the latest sports news fantasy analysis and opinions. Don't forget the hot takes can have a sports show with takes these days. What about hotcakes hotcakes? Now here's your host ready to jump into things dwayne calendar. Hello and welcome to the show. Everybody as we break down again the big game as part of Super Sunday Sunday. We're going to talk a bit more about the match up between the chiefs and forty nine I get into the prop. Bets are more as well as the see final defense picks of the football season Coroners on Saturday so it will be up Had the game on Sunday. So let's get right down to it at start talking about the favorites at the chiefs. So how did we get here with the chiefs. Obviously the The chiefs this is the first trip to the to the big game in quite some time. it's been. I'm fifty years since they've made it to the big game and you know amongst the accolades it has been the fact that although the cheese are fourteen in four this appearance essentially was a bit of a fluke. Considering how slow this team gotten off to a start I mean just a year earlier. Patrick Mahomes uh-huh and the chiefs were the number one seed in the AFC only the drop heartbreaking loss to the pets in the AFC title game that they should have one. Let's be fair. D Ford lining off off side and the gating. The interception of Tom Brady the derail that game and they never recovered. So let's talk about somebody injuries that caused some of these slow. Start to the chiefs this this year. You lost the lost tiree kill in week one due to a shoulder injury amidst all the other things that were going on with tyree kill in the off season I mean. That's something that they've actually done Job of quietly sweeping under the rug interpreted the chiefs in the NFL. I'm I'M NOT GONNA dive into it because frankly we got too much other stuff to get into but If you're telling me that tyreek you'll has a chance to meet the MVP VP. The Game I would say you bet the field on that one thousand times. There's no way to every kill is getting MVP honors. I will find a way not to give tyreek you'll MVP honors giving away one of the profits but The field against Terry Kill is already minus two thousand and honestly it should be even minus ten thousand because of everything else. That's going on with tyreek Hill this year. There's not a chance he went. NFL MVP honors for the game. I it'd be. It would honestly be the point of insanity for that to happen. But what are some of the other things to happen to the chiefs. Say Walk Ins goes down on with a hamstring injury in week. Five against the Colts Damian Williams and was Shawn McCoy both games for running back in terms of the chiefs. Starters arturs only Travis Kelsey tight end their center awesome reader and right tackle Mitchell. Schwartz started every game this year for the chiefs. Also when you factor in Chris Jones and Frank Clark to their best defensive Lineman Miss Games during the year. You know the chiefs didn't start becoming a healthy squad until November this year. So you know. After losing to Tennessee. In Week ten they were six and four four and needed a lot of help to run the table to get here again. The pats dropping game at home against the dolphins vents in week seventeen as called by Kevin. Harlan who was calling the chiefs game I would play the youtube clip of that. But the FCC has made sure to strike down all record of Kevin harling calling both caves but for those of you Going out of your way to find it. Look up Kevin Harlan's call in week seventeen. It is certainly a classic anyway. Going back through what the chiefs have been able to do across the course of the year if you compare their are overall averages from an offensive and defensive standpoint in terms of raw points the chiefs chiefs were eleven points better than average. NFL team and if chiefs have been held the interior that number would probably creep up somewhere towards the fifteen point range now in terms of overall results in in terms of teas. He's been better than average Baltimore. Was the number one team And it was by a considerable margin because the Baltimore and far be it for me to point this out. But that was one of these strongest offensive of Squads put together in recent memory as only the two thousand twelve New England. Patriots had a higher points points per average over the rest of the average. NFL field In that time spent so cheese weren't number number one. They weren't that far off a Baltimore so again. This is from an overall standpoint point. You had a team that was considerably up there now. It's attic. Would it be considering all the time but they would actually rank out better. Better in terms of an overall team in both New England was last year and the ramps last year and that that absolute bust of a match up that we will talk about at all because that was incredibly painful to watch as yours. I truly did multiple times as part of my research things but when you go through the numbers the chiefs offense ranked rank fifth and points at four hundred fifty one points that pass yards ranked second yards per rush twenty four point two third conversion forty forty seven point three percent which was Second League Renzo. Td percentage fifty nine percent which is thirteenth drive scoring percentage second overall to Baltimore more at forty nine point four percent drive. Turnover percentage they were fourth in the league at only eight percent defensively Points allowed. They were seventh in the League at three. Oh wait I mean really throw your the chiefs. Defense Steve's Bagnall did did do tremendous job this year turning that unit around and they did it through their past defense net yards per pass the rank fifth at only five point seven yards purpose yards per rush They were amongst the worst in the league. At four point nine yards allowed per rush third down conversion their tentative league at thirty six point six percent red zone. Td Fifty one point six percent drive scored thirty four point six. We'll just thirteen league and drive. Turnover percentage they. They were eighth in the League at Thirteen. Point six percent. You know the chiefs Defense Force Excel that when the chiefs offense offense got them up. They excelled at shutting down the past past place and fumbling it and causing some turnovers. Getting sex you know it's been shown in time and again that one of the biggest things you do to try to build out your Ross Ernie NFL is getting decent. Pass rush be able to defend underpass because again while you may give up rush yards as long as you can defend big pass. Plays and sack the quarterback that is the most IOS telltale signs of what you need to do to be successful in the modern. NFL level now again. Most teams have still not caught on to this fact yet because they're still teams building out rosters just trying to stop the run the giants but you know it is key to note that given how much Zone run. Schemes are part of San Francisco's offense the chiefs inability to stop the run. I think is gonNA play a role here in terms of how many how many run. How many plays they add to get the run over all in this game because again if you keep Patrick mahomes off the field while they are quick strike off it and without valid out they are able to do damage? My concern is the fact that the chiefs have to be able to find ways days of being as efficient as humanly possible and they were amongst the most efficient offenses in the league so that outside a real possibility but you know homes is the central figure for kids city that the team has not lost the game by more than one score with Mahomes so again you expect this game to be close no matter what and the overall playmakers them homes as. He's he's got the weapons internal Travis Kelsey and tyree kill you you got some speedsters walk in Harmon and Robinson they have the ability to make a Make plays ace now. MAHOMES has rush for over fifty yards of the two playoff games Thus far. But you know he's been on fifty five yards on doc. Actually in both both playoff wins. But I still think the chiefs are gonNA need more from Daime Williams and Lesean McCoy in terms of run endgame With the game. Because you know the way Sunday shapes up I think San Francisco still going to be able to get pressure on Mahomes and now we'll be effective enough pressure because mahomes is so get rid of the football that he may still just do a ton of damage and still be under a ton of pressure. So you know it's something to bear in mind but I do think that it is something that you have to be on the lookout for is how how much and again. I'm not saying. Run the ball up the middle. I'm just saying if you get a quick pass play out to McCoy and David Williamson Liam space that can function just as simply as a run play as well. They don't necessarily have to hand the ball off. I'm just saying that in order to defuse San Francisco's does Pass rush you may need two more quick hitters or just draw place at actually throw off just a half a half the snap count just make things a little bit more difficult for them to pick up on The harder matter because every little bit. It's going to help Patrick Mahomes with play. Action passes asses and go deep down the field because the chiefs are going to have to hit a couple of big plays down the field to do some damage against San Francisco's defense. I I I can't see them. Grinding out with article drives against Air France defense. I think that plays more into the niners. Becomes that type of game all right. Let's move this Uh over to the forty nine or side of things I mean when it comes to forty nine or steepen dominate the entire year. But at three people I still don't really know who this forty niners team is By and large because I keep hearing analysis keeps saying that the niners playing old school smash mouth type football all because they run the football. Yes and no yes. They run the football but no it's not old school. It's just a different way of applying analytics to new problem. The forty niners creates base with his own run blocking scheme but they put the wide receivers in motion so it's different from traditional running attacks in that they have receivers going emotion. All the time which is creating those mismatch is on the outside. That's what's been the biggest takeaway in terms of the setup. The forty niners are running a traditional style of offense where you can key in in on just focusing on the run back or a focus on Jimmy Garoppolo at doing a keeper. The forty niners have enough motion going on that. You don't know if he was going to grab the ball on the jet sweep. You don't know if it's going to be an audible out because they see a match up on the outside ride with the receivers going emotion because they know you're not tracking them that's where the forty niners are applying analytics into certain situations because they create create mismatches throughout the course of the game and it becomes very hard to pick up on what they're actually doing for those who've been listening into the show throughout the playoffs you know I'm leaning more towards the forty niners because of the fact that I don't see that many Avenues the wave with the forty niners team is constructed and how healthy they are. I don't see a whole ton of avenues where they're going to get shut down from what they're going to do offense. Prior to this year. The Forty niners were ten twenty two in their previous two years with Kyle Shanahan as coach now part of the reason for that were injuries but what also benefited. The forty. Niners is the fact that because they had all those losing years and again having being high draft picks and not blowing it unlike certain other team from New York that show go nameless right now giants. The forty niners were table to build out their offensive and defensive lines with high round draft picks. Because you've got Nick Bosa mcglinchey on the offensive of line as well. You've got multiple pigs that were top. Five draft picks over the course of a couple of years with John Lynch is the GM that the forty niners were able to cultivate a guys being rated that highly at their positions. So you've you've got dominant at the offensive and defensive lines that allows them to get creative with sort of protection schemes that they have for Garoppolo and and also to get a little bit more exotic in terms of the coverages that they're going to run from cover three perspective because that front four can get a pressure on a QB without without having the blitz. That's why the forty niners can drop back into coverage and make life difficult for opposing. QB's and that they can't see what's going on. It's one onto reasons why you know. I saw kirk cousins not being able to move the football that much after the first quarter against the Vikings. Thanks you know because it's was rendered pretty much inert and then against Green Bay once Green Bay just keyed in on Davante Adams in the first half I mean eh Rogers looked lost out there. Trying to generate offense for Green Bay team debt was clearly overmatched by by the physicality of the forty niners. They really had no answers for the regular season loss. They had and it showed up In the conference championship game. There really isn't much in terms of weaknesses. You'RE GONNA be able to go after San Francisco on now the key is that when you're looking at it from the standpoint of the guys who are healthy and you're going to be taking a look at uh on the San Francisco offensive line. It's pro bowl. Tackle Joe Staley and it's pro well yes staley Staley Daly has been perennial pro bowler. mcglinchey is going to be a pro bowler. You've got one of the best blocking tight ends. If not the best blocking tight then the game and George Kitto it makes for a very difficult matchup because kills GonNa be out there almost every play. You don't know when he's going to go out for a big pass play. They haven't needed to do much in terms of the passing game of kindle because they've been so dominant run the football down everyone's throat. I can't see Kansas the city coming up with a way of stopping. San Francisco's run game. Unless it's an all out sell sell out to stop the run at which point it's gonNA open up the passing game for Garoppolo and Emmanuel Sanders in the depot Samuel. I think that'd be more of mistake for the chiefs. Do that early. They can try to use that approach later on the game but I think trying to sell out early is only going to give opportunities now unless Garoppolo comes out very shaky and nervous. I think it's GONNA open up big play opportunities down the field of twenty five yards of more to bow. Oh Samuel and Emmanuel Sanders. I I really think that they're going to be able to take advantage as much as the chiefs are good in pass defense. I don't think people are giving enough credit to what San Francisco can do match up in the passing game and that's where aching get it a bit a bit dangerous because if you look at the forty niners offense they were second and point four seventy nine but they were also net yards per pass third in the league. The formats can throw the football quite effectively and do some damage on you. That's the thing that you know. They don't necessarily need a big pass play but they can grab junkyards with the best them they can get those Twelve to fifteen yard pass routes all day against the chiefs if they're GONNA go over cell to stop the run. That's what makes it difficult playing San Francisco because they're going to be able to keep the chains moving regardless godless of how Casey plays them. I don't see a ton happening with Casey. Pass rush to make the four change up their offense of game plan all that much In this one so now that I've gone through the match ups I expect to see. Let's just get into the props because you know as I said said this game has a number of different interesting ways of going about it and I think it's key remember that regardless of how. Wow you'd think the game's GonNa go. There are a number of variables on are going to play a role in in the final result. So again this could could shoot out but even if the game shoots out. And they goes well over fifty four points you can get easily see a defensive touchdown this game because these teams do have enough enough playmakers on both sides that defense special teams can play a big role in terms of the overall outcome of the game. So again again I see a number of pathways to victory. I see more of them coming from the San Francisco side of things and a lot of people feel the absolutely about GPS regarding the game props. So let's start off with the over. You got fifty four point total for the Super Bowl. I see this game going the over just from the standpoint of the amount of playmakers on both sides football. I think this overheads just because I do think San Francisco gets out in front and then K.. Season catch up mode trying to make big plays to to get themselves back in. It KC putting up a number of points to get there now. One of the ways I can Also see this game going is San Fran is a complete control throughout and you don't get the Over again this is your individual preferences. I'm not gonNA tell you to fade Patrick Mahomes at all under any any circumstances because mahomes is still going to put up points regardless now in terms of mahomes props you've got a mahomes pass attempts at thirty five and a half. My suggestion would be to avoid this one or take the under Patty. Patty ice has been at thirty five attempts or more six out of his sixteen games this year. Now unless the chiefs fall way eh behind which I don't think they will but like they would have to fall so far behind that running is no longer an option to get to get in this range or two game turns into such a complete shootout which again I have a hard time. Seeing with the way San Fran runs the ball. I don't think they would even entertain the idea of getting this into a this shootout type of game. I just can't see mahomes getting that many pass attempts in this one now the completions being Anywhere from if you can get a prop at twenty four and a half to five and a half twenty six and a half pass completions for mahomes. I can actually see that happening. Because of how accurate mahomes is is just that attempting more than thirty five passes. I think that's that's going to be pushing it other props to look Sammy. Watkins receiving yards for nine. And a half you know the thing of it is is that Sarah Watkins lineup on the right side of the field and in all likelihood hood is going to be in a match up against Richard Sherman to me. Take the in cut that check. Cut that check because if you telling me that Sammy Watkins Walk. Ins is going to beat Richard Sherman. I honestly I would take that. I would take that ten out of ten. You know I just cannot not Sammy. Watkins beating Richard Sherman Clean. Because the only way he's being cleaned as if somehow sherman loses a step and Sherman's very good a gauging space space distance. I can't see Sammy. Watkins beating Sherman in a one on one battle and getting the better of him. I just don't see the depot happening. I think people are just thinking about the fact that Tim walk into a big pass play against tightened and are just going off of that but it prior to that Sammy Watkins was essentially the invisible man. The second half of the year for the chiefs. I do not like saying walk INS at all for this game to me that the projections models that I'm looking at has Sammy. Watkins anywhere from four to one to forty two yards receiving Forty nine and a half. I mean I think that's way too optimistic of viewpoint and the models are supporting My saddest the things now other matchups that I would like to pick on from the proper perspective moving on that you got Emmanuel Sanders Sanders being the dog versus walk INS and receiving arts. Like I said Watkins's only projected for forty two yards at most There's some systems I'm looking at me while sanders is projected for fifty one yards receiving. I mean if I'm getting Some value with Sanders Ali will absolutely take him heads up against a walk into from a receiving art standpoint. The Bow Samuel another situation where he's minus six and a half receiving air versus Watkins. If I like sanders a versus a walk ins then I gotta takes over Samuel's projected for fifty nine and a half yard. I mean I I've got a seventeen yard Kushtia from projection model standpoint so that is more enough value to take the minus six and a half receiving yards on a depot Samuel another prop that I would would be interested in GAROPPOLO throws a pick minus one forty even with limited throwing sample size this year. I mean for the playoffs. I should take. Garoppolo has thrown an interception in eleven of his eighteen games this year. Now the forty niners haven't had the rely on Garoppolo to throw in his postseason just because they've been so dominant running the football but they are going to have to pass at some point and sure enough. There are going to be opportunities for Garoppolo to make a mistake. So I we'll take chances on at minus forty that Garoppolo throws a pick now for some Props on the chiefs. I I like tramps Kelsey. I like him quite a bit. Travis Kelsey I seventy five and a half receiving he's going to have multiple opportunities to Geico. Ah Chunk yards against the forty niners defense running the cover three with a cover three defense. You're not going to have a lot of be afforded a lot. Love availability for linebackers two to have additional support covering the tight end as good as Alexander is. Kelsey is GonNa be better in it passing downs. So I'm GonNa take the asset Kelsey is going to be able to find space to maneuver and turn up field. So I like the yardage prop for receiving yards at seventy five and a half. Now do I think he's GonNa get the six and a half perceptually. We are a proper on the over. I I'm probably going to say You know based off sites like they're leaning at minus one eighty see for six and a half perceptions or more I mean I I think that's a little bit too rich. I think Kelsey is going to be close. Oh six seven receptions but I don't think it's a lock in if you're if you're paying over a buck forty one forty as you'd say okay For a reception prop I I would wanNA closer to two to five and a half hours paying minus one eighty or minus two hundred. I just think that it's a little bit too rich. I think he's close to six or seven but what I don't necessarily see a six and a half being an absolute lack even though I do think he's going to have at least one catch of over twenty five to thirty yards so I do think Kelsey is going to be doing damage in this game tonight tomorrow night I should I'd say but As far as it goes The sex prop also something I'd be looking to target the chiefs offensive line has allowed one point six yards. I mean one point six six per game the forty niners at two point two secs allowed the per game When you could buy those up obviously you're getting a number? Dad is under four sacks allowed per game by both sides the sex prop up is at four and a half six per game. I just don't see a I don't see it happening. I see the under taking replace here but you know and then of course as you get into the more ridiculous props you got obviously heads or tails tails you know. Heads his heads prevail in the last three forty nine or super bowls which means absolutely nothing because literally. It's a fifty fifty coin flip. I mean do what you want folks but there. There is no value gained. Out of some of those props the Demi lovato singing the national anthem. the line for Vegas has The national anthem somewhere around and one hundred twenty three and a half seconds so that works out to just over. Two minutes isn't three or four seconds based off of her recent performances of the national anthem for Mayweather McGregor She was around a minute and fifty nine seconds. I mean with it being the Super Bowl could did she go longer to accentuate certain words entirely possible. It is national TV so there's always a possibility of nervous kicking in or over embellishment number of things that can go into the national anthem. Prop but I would you know for the Super Bowl. I would usually stick with the over in terms of The linked now I mean as far as halftime aft- goes I think shaquir seeing whenever wherever that's basically a lock. I mean. That is her song does she. twerk during The performance yes jail torque during the performance. I think that's also entirely possible that they're both working. So that's certainly a possibility Do Jaylo insecure sing in Spanish during halftime show entirely possible that they both seeing because they both have the songs in Spanish and with the Super Bowl being Miami I could easily see that being a part of the performance as well. What else do we have here? Which which Head coach gets shown first on national TV. Andy Reid should be heavy favourite here and he is at minus two hundred being shown I before cal. Shanahan I think with Andy Reid being league as long as the as being the sentimental favourite to the super bowl. I think it's obvious that any re- gets shown on TV. I color of the gatorade bath of the winning coach. Honestly Salihi this one is always a joke because it could. We could be yellow. I mean it just depends on which gatorade CONTAINER THEY GRAB I. They got all sorts of flavor. So I I mean it doesn't really there's no inside track or edge in any of these colors So yeah I don't really have a pick one way or another but This is somebody in. Inane profits that go on throughout The Super Bowl weekend most of the sports books have all these covered in some way shape or form but Those are some able to once that I've rally tallied off the top of my head all right so let's get into the nitty gritty the final. DFS picks six of the year now on draft gangs and fan does because it's a single game in showdown format. It's GonNa a play a little bit differently draft games you can select six players. And there's also the captain spot on draft kings now on draft kings. Because how's the captain. Spot is worth one and a half points but also one and a half time salary yet to consider the variables of how expensive your captains GonNa be now. One of the things that I look at here is the fact that with Jimmy Garoppolo apple salary being as low as it is on draft kings. You know this is a case where Garoppolo blow being only eight grand in terms of overall salary out of a fifty thousand budget on draftkings to me. Garoppolo blow is the lock play at a captain on draft. KINKS is any way of getting off of this build. Where where you're playing someone other than Garoppolo in the captain? I mean yes you can play mahomes but with mahomes already being twelve thousand six hundred it. It ties up your cap too much and I'll tell you why because if at twelve six in the flex spot mahomes it's GonNa cost you. Eighteen thousand nine hundred on draftkings in a captain spot. deb basically reduces you playing Travis Travis Kelsey and then a bunch of really cheap Teeth wide receivers which. I don't think it's going to be necessarily optimal play. I know a lot of people are going to be playing. You are going to be playing mahomes anyway in the captain and our goal is to beat. beat the odds and beat beat the rest of the pool so my suggestion would be played Jimmy Garoppolo in captain. It's GonNa set you back two thousand and if the the game plays out where the chiefs oversell to stop the run. It's going to open up those avenues as I talked about a passing down the field. So you're GONNA get opportunities. And as for George Kittle to do damage in receive a game as well as Emmanuel Sanders in Deebo Samuel. I think those are all viable option. So in my built I've got Jimmy Garoppolo with George Kill and Emmanuel Sanders and then on the flip side. I'm going to run that lineup. Back with Patrick Mahomes of course because he still has the highest point. Total output out of anyone in this game in terms of potential. So we mahomes we run it with Travis Kelsey because again against cover three defense He should be able to do quite a bit of damage Uh in the seam and across the middle of the field and as a cheap receiver because You know CALC- will run in ninety. Six hundred. Kills GonNA run. Eighty four hundred sanders is really cheap at fifty two hundred and of course with Mahomes at twelve six knicks. That leaves you with twenty two hundred left and that perfectly slots in with Nicole Hardman the speedster for Kansas City who has been rising up in her steph charts in is the number three wide receiver. At this time because demarcus Robinson has been getting knocked down Hardman out snap the Robinson in two weeks ago against a Tennessee because Robson has had a number of drops towards the second half the're at a p played a big role in the slow start against the tight a slow. Start against the Texans and the the first game of of the playoffs for Casey this year. So in my in my estimation that's the way to go playing Garoppolo and then using the option of of having some more studs surrounded with the official cap space. That's ads the way to go. And then you grab cheaper now on Fan duel because the captain or MVP spot. If you will doesn't cost you anything and salary salary mahomes is the play mahomes should be in your MVP spot. The problem is with Mahomes in your piece spot. There's not a whole lot of ways. We can differentiate the lineup versus everyone else in the field but to me getting Q.. And trying to finagle something where you're going to outsmart everybody I just think is A sub optimal way of plane is. I think you need to be playing mahomes. And that's just a long short it so mahomes should be the play here. I I'm still playing Kelsey. Homes is going to cost you sixteen thousand thousand in Fan Duel Salary You know faneuil salaries. Obviously you're always going to be higher even though it's a sixty thousand In in a budget everyone's price much higher so it's sixteen thousand for Mahomes. It's twelve five for Kelsey. Now I would play Garoppolo. Here's why I still think that at the end of the day San Fran is going to be throwing the football more than people are expecting. I know people are GonNa jam in Moster and most of it's going to run you. Thirty thousand five hundred when you're playing mahomes and most together with Kelsey. There's not a whole lot options left that you can play so one of the the things that I would like folks to do would be playing some kickers. You can do it on draft kings as well but I think it makes more sense on fan deal cool where you're a little bit more constrained in terms of the budget with the pricing Robbie Gould or Harrison bucker Golden Runyon. Nine Thousand Bucks at Ninety Ninety five hundred. The the thing is is that they're more guaranteed of points of floor than eighties. Cheap receiver so the Harman's demarcus Robinson World the Kendrick Boards of the world that they needed touchdown to make truly value You know I would just take one of the kickers so in Nissen's since you've got a lineup where you got mahomes in the MVP spot at one and a half point you got Kelsey in a flex Garoppolo Affleck's Robbie Gould and then that leaves. You ruined to fit in Deebo Samuel again. I'm looking at it from the perspective of San Francisco. Briscoe should be able to throw the ball down the field against KC because they're all out trying to stop the run now. Are they going to be incredibly successful. Football no but I do think that it's going to be better than what people give them. Credit for and I think it would be a case space that you know the chiefs are going to be willing to give up. Somebody's passing placed to Garoppolo because long long term they think that them being able to grind grind out with the run is the number one deter. They have to avoid to in order to to get the victory here because if the niners can control the clock and just grind it down. That means fewer pass attempts for Mahomes and that offense and Craxi Craxi Getting sixes on the board with touchdowns you know as long as San Frans- grinding the clock with the run. They can't do that so they're going to try oversell to stop the run and force Garoppolo at throw down the field to beat them and hopefully they're hoping that it will stop the clock enough to give give them more possessions in the field. I'm not sure it's GONNA work out but I'm GONNA play with that game script and see if it hits Romy that Garoppolo does enough damage throwing the football that it becomes one of those games where you need to have both quarterbacks to actually succeed in showdown showdown lineup. I don't think a lot of people are going to be playing Garoppolo today. So I think that's where the edge is going to come in on both draftkings and fan duel. So aw. That's the way I see this lining up in terms of the DFS perspective. Yes you can go with the running game options for the Houston Forty niners but realistically I do think that these teams are GonNa try to throw to get some bigger past place. In who dat happening. I would rather take the benefits of having having those pass catchers in there and and you know if it doesn't pan out then it'll be selling a little bit like this During the game it because I will be sunk. If we don't have a lot of passing going on in this one I just feel as though You Know San Fran will be able to mix it up enough that they're running the football but they're throwing more than people are giving them credit for and bats how they can get the victory by Kachins. Casey a little bit off guard. Even though Casey is a game planning to four San Fran ended give the ball out of Garoppolo hands as quickly as possible. So that's all I got for now enjoyed games. Everyone I for those of of you who are files customers and have an updated a set top box. I want to give a quick mention that for there will be a high definition four K. broadcasts of the big game on files channel fourteen eighteen eighty nine year in New York City. It will vary by your various providers but files is doing it. A couple of our our cares are doing it. I know in Canada. It's been a regular thing for the big game to be broadcast in four K.. But this is the first year domestically it's happening in the US so You know DIRECTTV believe also has it as well so for those of you with who are filed customers. A Like I am. I'll be recording of my a box. I know some friends who I'll watch a game at. They have a four K.. Setup so of pretty cool the checkout so it's again it's the four K.. Based Channel Four files customers. So keep your eyes peeled for that and a watch it in four K. if you have a four K.. TV so that's all for now. Enjoy the game and let's see if we gotta get one because at the last here we are owed a decent game. That's all for now. Best of luck folks.
"You know, the right hire can make a huge impact on your business, and that's why it is so important to find the right person, but where do you find that individual? You could try posting on job boards, but can you really be sure the right person sees your job instead find the person who will help you grow your business with Lincoln as the world's largest professional network. People go to linked in every day to grow professionally and discover job opportunities and seventy percent of the US workforce is already there. Lincoln jobs matches people to your role based on more of who they really are. There skills their interests and even open. They are to opera -tunities this way your job gets seen by more of the right people. Most linked in members haven't recently visited the top job boards, but nine hundred ten members are open to new opportunities so you can only reach them on linked in. That's why new hire is made every ten seconds using Lincoln and businesses rate linked in forty percent higher, then job boards at delivering quality candidates. So here's what you do. Hurry to Lincoln dot com. Slash get up and get fifty dollars off your first job post that's linked in dot com. Slash get up. You'll get fifty dollars off your first job. Post Lincoln dot com. Slash get up terms and conditions apply. I think smoking always affected my daily life because I was a closet smoker. It really sort of controlled my entire day. My boss is the one that recommended jewel, so I decided to give it a try. You don't get any of the odor of smoking. There's no ash all over your car. I would say give it a try. Did the flavor and satisfaction of smoking without the mess of cigarette. Asher lingering odor switch to jewel check out j. u. l. dot com. Slash sports. If you don't smoke or vape, don't start warning. This product contains nicotine nicotine, addicted chemical. Back on get up and meanwhile, on planet earth Seahawks and raiders traveled along way across planet earth all the way to London to play yesterday. It was all Seattle. They embarrassed the raiders twenty seven three. But when the game was over the raiders defensive end, Bruce Irvin put it all into an interesting perspective. Listen to this. I got a wife I to go home to. Makes them babies. Okay. Now wrecks. We're one who is not say some fairly interesting things during Gazza we're, that's a, I don't really know exactly how one is supposed to respond to that man. Oh, man. I mean, let's face it this team. Everybody was excited about this team coming into the season with Gruden and all that stuff. Then he deals the win, and I told, you know, worst trading history and ever since that point it's gone like this. They cratered yesterday. That is that might be right now the worst team in the National Football League in with that cheerful note behind us. We welcome you to another hour of get up. We're coming to you live from about the Heineken river deck at pier seventeen greeny and Rex and Dan Laskey Jalen here we got a wild night in Foxborough last night, and that's where this hour is going to begin. Patrick Mahomes made a play to take down the patriots. And in the end, Tom Brady made sure order was restored, highlights a minute away. Plus the Cowboys rolling to a dominating win over the Jaguars. Does that mean they have a punchers change in the NFC and. The Red Sox pulling even in the AL CS David price, accomplishing a career, long goal. All those more. Let's get up right now. Sure. Drumline celebration dead on. That's the headline everybody's doing. Tango made me smile more. Let's dance I can get behind tough to stop. It was cool. Alright. And here we go. We start at the end of your Sunday in the NFL Rex Ryan, patriots chiefs. What a good one. This was under twenty seconds ago in the half the teams who had their struggles in the red zone all might long. Here's Patrick Mahomes getting. And do it, don't do it in their, don't throw it down there mistake. He's throwing that ball in that circumstance. No, because you're, you're in that situation, you throw for touchdowns or check downs touchdowns not there. You gotta check the ball down. He would have a short memory. We'll show you that in the second half of the cheaper down by fifteen. I drive of the third quarter chiefs. On third down, it's my home. It's Kareem hunt that's behind the defense sixty seven yards later. And is one more in for a touchdown, that Kansas City direction you? No, it's true in this kid is ridiculous. We'll get the movement look at the boys and he's got the vision down. The field makes an accurate drill. They were gonna strip sack, Tom Brady the chief who get it back in its tyreek hill in the end zone for fourteen yard touchdown. What are people doing against Harry hill? Nothing. And here's the thing guys redeployment of these this one of the fastest humans on the planet. So let let's at least do something at the line of scrimmage against need to get more physical with them on the wine. They didn't hear hill again in the corner of the end zone. He would make seven catches one hundred forty. Two yards and three touchdowns. We got ourselves thriller trading the patriots, get the ball back on third and one down three points with seven minutes and chaining. And it's Chris HOGAN for forty two yards Brady threw for three forty last night. And then here's the play Brady. They've got him in the grass real and speaks, but he, let's go the he did. He thought he threw the football, but son, you gotta finish wrapping up taking to the ground. It's a four yard touchdown run for Brady with five and a half minutes to go. They have a four point lead. They would add a field goal. So the patriots would have forty two thirty three league. And here comes Patrick Mahomes in an interesting spot national TV. Here's the kid going head to head with Brady and he did not blink. This is a seventy five yard touchdown that tyreek hill, they're not going to get them. And so we're tied with three minutes to play Rex. What's the food thought you have? It's over. It's over and we all New England was going to win the why. This is what they do. They left them too much time, Tom. Eighty in the two minute drill. Has anyone ever done it better? James white there in Kansas City territory, rob gronkowski and had something of a slow night all night long. Well, you have to change that right here Brady to his old reliable wrong. Caskey will give you thirty six yards and the patriots of setup in feel though Raines and that would set up Stephen Gostkowski to end your Sunday in regulation. And indeed he would forty three to forty is your final scores. Mahomes could do nothing, but watch as Gostkowski from twenty eight yards away handing Kansas City. It's frizz loss of the year, patriots moved to foreign to an a game that lived up in every conceivable way to the hot. You know, we had confidence, I think, you know, I'm glad when he was running. Tyreek was running to score. I said, good score. Quick. Give us a little time to go down and kick. The field goal starts off. You're playing a great opponent and a great atmosphere. And so just to be able to go against the best, I mean, you, you want to compete against them every single day and we got down, put ourselves from the huge hole. I'm just proud of my team how we fought to get back in the game. And we had the lead at one point and we ended up not coming out with the win, but just that fight on us, something you can carry on and to the rest of the season. The first game that kid has ever lost eight does it again to that guy, three weeks ago, the patriots were one to Tom Brady, couldn't locate a wide receiver, but since then they bring in Josh Gordon, they get back Julie and that'll men and Brady is averaging one hundred more passing yards when targeting his receivers, those go with our takeaways from last night's game. Let's start with New England. People always use the phrase situational football, why? And how last night specifically? Do they do that? So yeah, nobody does it better, but what are we specifically talking about? Well, on defense, it's red zone. So when the ball gets down in that scoring area, how you you, you play deepens down there and we saw it time and time again here they force it. They do a great job. And if you force the ball, which the young young kid makes a mistake here force it in the coverage. New England turns it over. They scored Kansas City scored forty percent of the time. They had the ball in the red zone. They were like one hundred percent scoring in the red zone against every other. So that's the difference that's the New England Patriots difference. And then at the end of the game, three minutes left, not only do they take it in two minutes situation. He ends up knowing that, you know what? I'm not going to leave any time on the clock. So they're running the thing. You're comments they can be get a first down on the third one, do all that stuff and you just know that team's going to have no chance that they have no timeouts left. And and that's how they do it using their offense to play a little defense face to do that to pay all the time. He Peyton Manning in the playoffs numerous times in the early two thousands by doing that controlling the clock. Now, let's go to the other side of it here for Kansas City. It's their first loss of the year from a homes. It's his first loss ever. And I actually think as you look back on the game, considering the struggles he added in the first half for him to bounce back and throw four touchdowns in that second, you come away even more impressed if that's, oh, there's there's no question. I mean, look mistakes. You're going to the two interceptions in the first half, but for a kid to come back in through. Four touchdown passes against anybody in the second half would be some but against the New England, Patriots. Yeah, absolutely. I mean, this team is absolutely legit. This kid's legit and by the way, tyreek hill, what are we doing here? Somebody better slow him down. They slowed down Kelsey, which I knew they would. But man, we, they got to find ways in teams have got to find ways of slow in this kid. Specifically, you're talking about being more physical with him on the line you have to. I mean, you can't get the track meet with this guy that guy's going to blow your doors off. And that's what he did. There's a mismatch he has against every player in the league, so hit him at the line of scrimmage and then play deepens on top of again, seven catches for tyreek hill last night. One hundred forty two yards and three touchdowns. It was an absolute thriller on Sunday night football in Foxborough. Meanwhile, just a stone's throw away in Boston Sunday night game two in the AFC s and David price. The only pitcher in baseball history with ten postseason starts without his team winning a game. They'd take them into a two run lead last night. And George Springer would do that. That ties the game two in the top of the second Springer and eleven game postseason hitting streak. That's an Astros record. We're tied at two top three, same score, Marvin Gonzala to the plate, Marvin Gonzalez's in the seats. A two run shot. The Astros have homered and fourteen straight playoff game. As the longest streak in history, they got a four, two lead price would go four and two thirds and allow four runs bottom of three. The bases juice to odds for Jackie Bradley Jr. it might be, it could be well, it isn't, but it's off the monster. It's going to score three and the Red Sox take a five, four leaders. The first time Garrett Cole that allowed more than four runs in his start all season long bottom seven, same score, Lance mccullers pitching and Mukhi beds would draw a walk to lead off the inning. Then Andrew Benintendi is going to go down swinging, but the wild pitch allows him to go to second Martine mouth or not who came over and a trade during the season and only mccullers once all year long didn't have any communication whatsoever. There's another pass ball that's takes third. On that play, and then you're not going to believe how he scores after a strikeout. It's another with Zander Bogart's at the plate. It's another pass ball. So a walk, a wild pitch in to pass balls would allow bets to round the bases and scored Red Sox. Take six, four lead, and they're much aligned bullpen was really good all night and getting the ball to this guy, Craig kimbrel, and then it got shaking. Alex bregman had a chance to a run around I. He was that time running game in the ballpark. Just barely held that one Red Sox. Even the series with a seven, five win Colorado company. Stop to me. Hi greedy. Well, the Red Sox able to do it. And when you think about the Red Sox, Tim coaching Eduardo Perez usually think about guys like Mukhi Betson, JD Martinez in this one. The key play came from somebody down in the order and actually, Alex Corretja Jackie Bradley Jr. is a much better hitter than perhaps number show you why? And because he's driving the ball the other way. And I think ever since they sat him down for like five days, they let them work on swing. You see this picture right here. This is middle in and he still drives it the other way, using the wall in his favor and getting a lucky bounce off the padding or more when you can get it. And with two outs you score three, Jackie Bradley Jr. big hit right there, especially against Gary Cole won a lift right, big lift one for seventeen with the basis loaded this year. And the last time he drove in three runs in a game with a single swing of the bat was on July twenty seconds. So he came through when they needed him most and this what the Red Sox have done all year. You look at their lineup, some nights and you don't think it looks great. It's always somebody who gets a big hit tonight. Jackie Bradley Jr. imagine greedy that beautiful student of yours and a ball goes off that beautiful screen behind you, and then it starts bouncing on padding and your field or trying to catch the ball. That was the plate for more wind. Gonzales series is tied one one, Tim Kirch, Edouardo Peres, Carl Ravitch back to you. Thank you very much. And we learned anything yesterday is that you cannot sneak fastballs past the Red Sox. Boston five for eight with three extra base hits and five driven on pitches that were thrown ninety eight miles an hour or faster in game two of this, which is now even at a game apiece by coming up here on, get out the Packers or not going anywhere without Aaron Rodgers. But with questions about his injured knee affect his team, even as he plays through the pain, we get those answers and Notre Dame escape with a win on Saturday. What did that game? Say about a team with its is on a spot in college. Football's final four. We get some answers right after this. Electric Gaston John be holding back new them. Show. As. Cowboys is blow out the Jaguars yesterday. We'll talk about that and more with our buddy booger McFarland who is in Green Bay for Monday night football tonight with the Packers and the Niners we'll get to your game in a second, but let's start there. The Jaguars booger blown out by Dallas. They've lost three out of four since they beat New England. What are you seeing with the Jaguars. Well, as usual green, it's a combination of a lot of things offensively. They're only averaging nine point two game and those last four games. And I think if you're the Jacksonville Jaguars, coaching staff, you have to realize Blake, Bortles is not getting the job done. Linda for net. It's been hurt. So the way you wanna play football, you can't play. You can't play ground and pound. You can't keep Blake in situational football where he doesn't turn it over. And the backbone of your team has been your defense. They call it Saxon veal. Well, guess what? They're not getting to the put ball to the quarterback. The defense is not dominating the football game. I think when you're Jacksonville and when you had all the Super Bowl aspirations and everybody is going to be on the bandwagon, you went toe to toe with New England last year in right now, you're struggling. I think they honestly have to sit down and revamp and see where they are because currently s constructed and currently how they're playing. They're not going to get back to the same physician this year h come out the quarterback specifically, what can they do if they decide they want to do something. It's a combination of all of and not only have quarterback. Okay, the trade deadline is coming up. I mean, we talked about teddy Bridgewater. He's a guy that if you call New Orleans, they may not get rid of. However, I would definitely inquire about somebody because Blake Bortles is not getting the job done and we can talk about the defense and I realized I said that they're not getting the job done, but as the defensive player, when you go out weekend and week out and you know, your offense is not gonna put up and hold their weight. It's tough to play defense weekend and week out like that because you have to be perfect. The offense has to help them out in the defense has to get back to playing consistently. Listen, I saw teddy Bridgewater play the whole preseason anyone who watched him with the jets. I think your thousand percent, right. Okay. Let's get to your game tonight Packers and the forty Niners and I'm sure this week you watched every snap on tape that Aaron Rodgers has taken this year. What are you seeing with the knee and just how hampered is it? How how limiting is it based upon what he can do and what that team can be. Aaron Rodgers is the God that makes a lot of plays outside the pocket design. Scrambles get him out of the pocket to use his arm and his pinpoint accuracy. And to me, the knee is definitely hurting him because he can't move. He had sixteen sacks. He's taking this season and that's an ungodly number. For Rogers. He gets rid of the ball so quick, but he can't do it now because the knee is hampering him, and he's got to allow two receivers to get down to feel Green Bay struggling early on for whatever reason, the offense is not in sync early in the games and the second half to plan much better. They get the tempo going Rogers gets in rhythm, but early in games, they have to continue to push the football down the field. They got to run it more. We talked to coach Mike McCarthy yesterday, and he said, one of the things that they have to do is call more design runs. So take a little pressure off Aaron Rodgers. I will say it again, that's tonight against San Francisco at Lambeau Field. And before we let you go, anyone who might notice a particular smile on the face of Mr. McFarland that is because LSU pulled off a huge win over the weekend. Go ahead. What did you say. Well, green, and here's the thing about it is that I, I was very bummed out a week ago when we lost the Florida. But coming in this game, we were a double digit underdog, almost at home and all the players kept saying, you know what? We're at home in-depth valley the real value by the way, and you're gonna make us an underdog. I saw LSU come out and they played angry. They played upset and physically, they took the game, the Georgia, a Georgia teen at some people think is one of the most talented teams in the country. And I think if you're LSU you ranked number five in the country, everything that you want to do this season is still in front of Mississippi State next week, a week off. And then we all know what's coming to first Saturday in November. So I couldn't be happier green, not only for the team, but for coach. Oh, because everybody said that this guy couldn't get it done. If you look at his track record since he's been there, he's coast a hell of a done, a hell of a job for LSU. And I think he's going to continue to do that. Nice. Well done burger that first Saturday, November by the way for those who don't know is Alabama. We'll be watching tonight booger again Monday night football, the Packers in the forty Niners at lambofield. Thank you. My. And with this huge football weekend behind us in the college game, sometimes I get short shrift on Monday, so we want to take you through it. Here will run the option with Dan Orlovsky and take you through some of the really big college games that had significant impact on the season, and we will start with that one LSU they just smacked down Georgia, thirty six sixteen. They ran the ball for two seventy five, Dan, what did you see? Maybe it's time for us to stop looking at or drawn is just the guy who has unique accent, right? I mean, this team looks detailed. They're very tactical what they do, they're fresh and then they're defendant corner. Dave Randa the highest paid in the country. This happened early on was Georgia started to run the ball to begin stem, and then LSU changed up their defensive Fronta bunch shutdown that run game. And then Jake from had nowhere to throw the ball LSU is going to be a problem that I Saturday's, Alabama. All right. Now another team that's thinking championship thoughts this year is Notre Dame and it was not the most impressive performance for the Irish. They squeak past Pittsburgh nineteen. Fourteen a game where Pittsburgh through for just one hundred twenty six. What did you take away from this for Notre Dame? Well, first off we need to understand who Pittsburgh is and they're giant-slayer. They pressure so much. It's like their home run or strike out. That's just the way they set up. I'm not gonna knock Notre Dame for winning a game. I'm not not everybody's Alabama, whether these blow everybody out going undefeated is difficult. And so I'm not gonna knock Notre Dame for winning a game on a weekend where we had a ton of upsets in college football, credit them for finding out a win away to win a game that greed they'd probably shouldn't have. No. So they remain very much in a team that definitively fell out of it. This weekend was Penn State with a loss to Michigan state on late play. They fall all the way down to eighteen in the country. What happened in the lions. Here's my thing. So you lose the game two weeks ago to how state right now. And James Franklin has that epic post game speech. If we're going to become elite and we're going to go be Lee, and then you come and lay this egg, and that's very concerning for me. So Penn State moving forward, they still have to play Iowa, and they still have to play Michigan and they still have to play Wisconsin if they don't fix their. Penalties greenie, that's holding the team back. Penn State's season's gonna go from top ten team to ugly very quick. And you mentioned Michigan. All of a sudden here comes the maze in blue. They dropped Wisconsin, primetime Saturday night, thirty eight to thirteen. They're six and one. They've won all their games since that opening loss to Notre Dame there all the way up to number six. In the Paul, an Orlando, you're not the man. And what I hear from on this one Jalen rose. To me earlier in the year when we lost a Notre Dame, if people felt like we was gonna fall out of the top twenty five. All I know is this when we beat Michigan state and Penn State and Ohio State, we will be in the BCS championship final four. That's all I know. So you know, I chose Michigan preseason picked him as a college football fan. He's got his thing about Michigan right now. That defense, they might be the one defense in the country that can it somewhat slow, Alabama, dumb. That again, they might be the one defense in the country that can Slough Bill with one of those guys. I get it and I saw what I mean Notre Dame. Northwestern had him down seventeen points. Couple of weeks ago they came back and they won, but they gotta get through Ohio State to do no doubt. It'd be Michigan state that to get through Ohio State as a step up in class from what we've seen from them so far, but you think they're ready for it. Their defense is remarkable last week against Maryland. They had under one hundred yards going into fourth quarter this week, against Wisconsin under two hundred. Wisconsin's quarterback out twenty Brooke at twelve straight incompletions guys like that. That's impossible to do in college football right now. And now they're starting to use shape Patterson with zone. Read this seems dangerous about our quarterback. He found his rhythm. Patterson with zone. Read, finally running the offense that seems to remember after week one Dan said, listen, you gotta put shape Patterson on the edge. They ran it. I think like twelve times the night for like. Hundred and ninety yards greenie. So if they're going to do that and that defense is gonna play. The way they're capable of Michigan is going to be a problem on give Jim Harbaugh credit. He's hanging offense. That is not the one hand. Traditional user got criticized heavily for that. After week one, they've adapted it to the skill of the players and all of a sudden Jalen his dancing. He actually used it, but it wasn't in college, used it with the forty Niners right. And now. Sure. And here they are. Yeah, Michigan right now could be standing between Ohio State and his spot in the final four. Okay. Coming up. James Connor is giving the Steelers a big lift in the absence of Le vian watch, should they do if and when they have both available to play. Rex has an answer that may surprise you next. If you're a smoker, you know, switching isn't easy. You've tried vapes and e cigs. They just didn't deliver the satisfaction you expected, but jewel is different. It's not an e cigarette. It's vapor product that actually satisfies plus jewelers simple to use and there's no cigarette ash? No lingering odor as a smoker. You expect a certain nicotine experience, right jewel delivers give jewelry. Try check o. j. u. l. dot com. Slash sports switch and be satisfied. Yes, you can't do both warning this product contains nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical. Opportunity catch that. Look, how fast can I give him the ball. Gaza talked a lot about they haven't made this far. Talk about this. That was an unbelievable game Steelers, huge win over the Bengals yesterday. And while it was in Tonio Brown with the game winning catch, it was James Connor with another terrific performance. One hundred eleven yards two touchdowns. He's rushed for four fifty three and seven scores in six games this year. And afterwards it's quarterback was singing his praises. James I thought was was he was a bowling ball today. He was all over the place what a great game. But I know it's his last game for us. So because it's coming back, but I thought he did well in his last one you expect to start regardless of weather ball comes back or not. That's not. It's not my call. Just control everything I can control the. We know eleven brings to the table. He's a, he's awesome players. So control. Control starter natural call, but are you James Caan start here? I'm definitely definitely capable Vina star running back in the NFL. So we'll see how things go. I tell you what Levey unveil was impressed by James. Connor he tweeted yesterday damn Jane's with the muscle emojis. So even he sees what everyone is saying that is, the kid is playing really well, that'd be unbalanced at different level of special. We all understand that. And so four more on that. Let us bring in our NFL insider. Adam Schefter Sheffi a good Monday morning to you. This is the week the Steeler by week that everyone has been focused on with regards to Levy on where are we? Well, that's been the plan all along green. You and specifically that's been living on bills plan to get in this week to get himself ready over the next two weeks to be able to play one week from Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. Now, keep in mind, Levy on bell also had said that he expected to have his best season yet he'd be there for the start of the season. And neither of those things is happened right now and the Pittsburgh Steelers the front office, the coaching staff, the flares, none of them had firmed from Levy. I'm Bill. He's not said, I'll see you Monday. I'll see you Tuesday. Nobody knows other than living. I'm Bill exactly when he's. To be back with the Pittsburgh Steelers. So everybody's waiting right now with the assumption that he'll be back at some point this week, but there's no official confirmation. But the plan right now is for him to be able to play a week from Sunday against Cleveland, at least in Levy on bells mine. All right. That's crazy stuff. Shefty's stay with me there one second because I want to take it over to the table and just get the thoughts of Rex Ryan on this. So you're the coach now. Now you're handling this. If in theory he does come back and we do expect that this week, how do you handle it? Reverse greenie. He's got to come back this week because you want to get paid for the by week playing. Right. So he's coming back, but you know, lady on bell is he's he has held out because he wanted to be fresh. He wanted to do all that. No worry about it. My friend, you're going to be fresh because you've got a guy named CONNER in there and he's going to split carries with them, especially early, you know, win. When lady on comes back, he'll he'll be splitting carries it. You're saying that if you're the coach of that team, you are still focusing or at least featuring. James, Connor to a significant degree in the offense. Even when Levy on I don't get me wrong. I can't wait to have, you know bell back as well, but I'm I'm definitely not throwing away. Connor. How different is the offense when Levy on bell is in it, Dan, light-years. Again, it goes down to gain planning is a defensive coach. When you sit down on a Monday and you have to prepare for the Steelers and lady on Beller is in the backfield. He's the number one thing that you sit down with your staff and go, okay, how how do we shut down? They view on bell on first down what's our plan? And then when we get to third down, what's our plan? Because here's the thing greenie not only is he remarkable on third down in their past game. He's also one of the best blitz picking pickup backs in the NFL that affects defensive coaches mindset. And so as good as James, Connor Ben has been on bills a top five player in the NFL hundred sixty catches less two years. Five point, five point zero yards a carry the last three years. This guy is different than so that offense go just two weeks ago. We were sitting here saying, something's wrong with the Steelers two weeks ago. Nothing's been cured. They need lady on bell. Chen Rex shefty say they haven't even heard from him, but assuming he does come in, you're the coach. How do you handle this now when you're here? Here's the one thing, obviously leaving bell is a special talent. Everybody understands that. However, you know, you can think you're in shape. You could do all this all the time. Same thing, the players coming off, suspensions, believe me. You can't simulate what it's like to play football in. So to me is this guy going to be at football shape. I don't know. We're gonna find out, but make no mistake, Connor still going to be in there. And the thing that's great is they all know that he's a good back as well, but on bell, is he special? Yes, he special, but you're not just going to give this cat thirty carries immediately. Here's the question. The Steelers have to ask themselves because that divisions loaded like we showed before you win that division without Levy on bell. Is your your prime back moving forward quickly because Cincinnati is really good in Baltimore is really good, and the Browns are little bit better than people thought. And so you have to ask yourself if we sit. Lady on for an extended period of time or split carries Ken. We win that division. I don't think your answer's yes. They banked to huge win yesterday in Cincinnati without, and we'll see how that goes down. Now, let's bring shefty back into the conversation here because there are a lot of other things I want to get to, and I want to start in Miami. What happened yesterday with Ryan tannehill with Brock Osweiler getting the start. Look Brock Osweiler took the reps with the first team offense on Friday and on Saturday dolphins officials and coaches were mum as to what their plans became increasing your parents that Brock Osweiler was going to start that game against the Chicago Bears, and the dolphins wanted to hold that in a cone of silence to his close as game. I'm as possible. The Brock Osweiler came on the team to victory and now we'll see how Ryan tannehill shoulder fares this week, Josh Allen. On the other hand, hurt his elbow on this play yesterday against the Houston. Texans came out of the game undergo testing today to determine how much damage there is or isn't that elbow at this point in time, keeping mind that the buffalo. Oh, bills last week, signed Derek Anderson who might be the alternative this we get Nathan Peterman struggled yet again in the Green Bay Packers Monday night football. There's been a recurring theme this year in Green Bay, and that is hamstring injuries to their wide receivers. Randall Cobb is a game time decision tonight. According to the Packers, we'll find out whether or not they put on the field. He's missed the last couple of games do that hamstring and it tastes similar story which Arana mo- Allison, the Packers wide receiver who also has been battling a hamstring injury and keep in mind your greenie, that the Green Bay Packers who are typically very conservative, have a buy week next week. So if they decide that they want arrest either Cobb and or Alison tonight, any of those wide receivers, we get two weeks arrest for sitting at one winnable game tonight against the forty Niners. We'll see how the Packers decided to handle their wide receivers and the pre-game. I'll be very interesting to watch EFI. Terrific. We'll see as the week goes on. Thank you very much. Meanwhile, they got the game tonight and then after we got sportscenter with God van pelt, he'll be talking to Alabama's quarterback to what's on go by lower about his health and about being the Heisman front runner plus a full recap of brewers dodgers game three and the Monday. Staple bad beat sportscenter with VP after Monday night football on ESPN and the ESPN app driving up here the Jaguars it lost three or four. All eyes are on the shortcomings of their quarterback. We will ask Stephen, a Smith watch should be the plan aimed Jacksonville, that's next. This is get up on ESPN. We pick it up again on get up with the Jaguars and Cowboys supposed to be very interesting game in a very interesting spectator was there cheering on the Cowboys in throwing footballs who knows? There might be some teams out there that could use them. First quarter Cowboys, leaving three, nothing and it's Dak Prescott. They were running that RPO exactly what wrecks and Dan were calling for last week here on get up to seventeen yard touchdown for Dak in the Cowboys at attend. Nothing lead second quarter, Saint score and his favorite targeted this game was cold Beasley underneath for the seventeen yard. Touchdown in Dallas was up twenty four, nothing at the hand, third quarter. If you were watching, it looks like Jacksonville might have the chance to play its way back into the game. And then Rex, what does Blake Bortles think he sees on this play? I have no idea. Greenie buddy, sitting back thinking. He's going to throw it to to his guy. There's three Dallas Cowboys sitting right there in a loaded zone and he throws right into it. Why does he's Blake? Bortles. This dan. You told us earlier. He thought it was man. Turns out it was on. He says, that's football. One. Oh one, not the kind of Seca player this many years into his career should be making it if there was any question left. Here's the answer from Zeke, Elliott Cowboys win, huge forty to seventy statement win for the Dallas Cowboys a really bad loss for the Jacksonville Jaguars. So let us take a closer look with the man who yesterday celebrated his birthday, very happy birthday. Big the one and only Stephen, a Smith doing well. Hope you had a very nice day. Let's look at this game because there were so many statements made in the NFL yesterday a week ago, we were sitting here firing, Jason, Garrett. What statement do you think was made by the Cowboys with their performance yesterday? Nothing not to me. I don't care what they did against Jacksonville, Jaguars if you watched the Jacksonville Jaguars over the last several weeks, you can see demoralization kicking in because the defense knows they have to rely upon itself to win a football game. Now, yesterday that may not have been the case everything nosedive we understand that because we see the final score forty, seven and we say to Wassels, excuse me, you wouldn't AFC championship game last year. Where's your pride? Where's you? Dignity? You've been recognized one of the elite defenses. You have one or two more loquacious players in the game and Jalen Ramsey who's an all pro. That's open this season talking a lot of smack about a lot of folks. So why is it that you have this problem? Well, all you have to do is look at the beginning of the game. I two series. They would three and out another thing. I think they went like seven. Seven, seven thousand next thing. You know, they will out as well. You get to a point when you're an elite, you can speak to this coach because you would notice a hell of a lot better than me. Although it is inexcusable. It's also plausible that what I'm about to say happens, you go into a particular Sunday, you might not have it, but really what kicks in is that you're looking at the other side of the ball and they like they got nothing for us. They everything is on us. They can't stop the hemorrhage in. We got to be on a game and today we just might not have it. That's what I saw. Watching that game yesterday from start to finish. Defense, yeah. Well, I mean, look, I was on a Super Bowl winning team that went five straight weeks without scoring offense touchdown. But you know what? We never let go of the rope, and that's the difference. This team's not an elite defense in the league deepen steps up and say, you know what? We're going to stop them anyway, but I don't see that from Jacksonville personnel wise. I do, but collectively they're not playing to that kind of championship caliber. He's talking about the two thousand ravens. So Jaylen let's turn to you. So now you got this defense looking over there and the quarterback is thrown picks, and the offense can't do anything. And what does that do to some of that team morale? I'm with coach and I disagree with my brother Stephen ace because we put the Jacksonville Jaguars in the category of all time. Great defenses eighty-five beers. Rex's ravens, Tampa Bay when they wanted with Brad Johnson as they quarterback. But this team has an elevated to that. They shouldn't be demoralized because that's how this team is built to be a ball control team. To have a pedestrian office. They don't have a notable wide receiver. They don't have a notable tidy and they were playing without Linter for net defense should know we need to be more stout because of that. Not let go to. I'd like to respond to that. First of all, I don't know what you disagreeing about because I'm not disagreeing with any of your points. I'm simply saying what I saw and I'm not. And I never said that the Jacksonville Jaguars were an elite defense to the level. You describe what you, just as I agree with, you said that they were demoralized based on hold on. I'll say, I'm saying to you that when they were supposed to be elevating to this point, we wanted to see it to be clear. I think this is a more accurate depiction of the Jacksonville Jaguars defense. They're front runners when things are going great. They're elite when things are collapsing, they tend to fold. And so as a result of that, if you look at Blake Bortles, that's one of the residing in had going back to the AFC championship game. I said, Blake does Blake Bortles Blake borders. Why? Because he's one of those RIA commodities and not use the word commodity. He's one of those recorder backs that has the ability to. To really make things worse. Have you got? He doesn't just affect the office. He affects the defense, his willingness to play in that, and it shouldn't be that way. But he had that effect on. Let me throw this out. Let me throw them for the table. The trade deadline is two weeks away yesterday, Matt Hasselbeck brought up. They should create for Eli this morning. Booger McFarland brought it. They should trade for teddy Bridgewater. Should they make a deal for a quarterback? Right without question without question and reason, why is because you want someone Blake Bortles is not just some pedestrian quarterback who's a game manager. He's a guy that will lose games for you because he demoralizes the other side of the ball. Now that shouldn't be that way. But he has that kind of affect that causes collateral damage you want at least a quarterback does not going to do that. Is it realistic? Can you bring in a quarterback from outside your system week, seven, or would I think it is realistic? Because another day I'll throw Sam Bradford out there. I mean, that could be a possibility as well. But you know, but I get it though. I get what, what you got. Are saying that look Bortles we've seen this and it's played out over and over last year. Hey, that was the first time they won any playoff games with Blake Bortles at quarterback. So you know they thought Hayes coming? No, he's not. Which still going right in saying this. If you look at Jacksonville offense, they will. I think they, I think they led the league in terms of running the football in terms of carry that they distributed because Leonard fournette last year this year, he's now TJ yelled has been in there what have you. But clearly when it comes to the office is predicated on their running game. I think that makes it easier to bring a quarterback into the mix because you're not relying on a quarterback, but so much change the subject here because I've got he even who was a noted Steelers fan, and I have Jalen who through most of this year has basically functioned as Levy on Belle's agent. Have you watched the show? No one has stood up for Levy on bell more than jet. So here we go moment of truth. Here's thereby shefty just told us a few minutes ago. They haven't even heard from them what's Levy. I'm gonna do now. He's going to split carries with Connor whenever he comes back, especially after a game like yesterday when he goes over one hundred yards, he has two touchdowns and the offensive line is now taking pride in making Connor look, good b. rob burger now understands that the team has found a rhythm, and here's the most important point, this Levy on bills last year with the team. So they're not going to be in the business of necessarily trying to elevate his status knowing that they're going to eventually move on without well, I don't disagree with what you're saying, but I just think that the most pivotal point comes with the question, what led the Bella we going to get that? That's what I asked that question only because you're not communicating with anybody. Remember when he said he was coming back. He said that the Jeremy, Fowler, the Steelers as an organization didn't necessarily know. So what you have is a situation where this an absence of communication, we heard what they felt about him. We see the way James Caan is performance. They seem to be catching a rhythm and they're starting to flow now. And obviously you don't want to disrupt flow when levian comes back. I'm in no way trying to imply that he's not gonna play hall work hard or want to win, but clearly his priority is going to be staying healthy so he can maximizes potential as a free agent in the off season of twenty nine thousand nine if that is your priority. Not that he's not gonna give effort, but clearly winning may not necessarily be that way in terms of going all out and the rest of those guys may look at him a bit differently because of that business reality or what do you do if he comes back in and he's already made it clear, his concern is twenty nine thousand nine. I said yesterday I'm social media if they can get anything for him in a trade, I would do it. I don't think he's coming back there to win a championship. I don't know why anyone would trade for him, but if they can get anything for him. Trait, I would do it. How are you handling him as the first off there is a reason why you would trade for form. You're gonna get an elite back at least not unless you're gonna pay for the next to. The other thing is too, you're eventually going to get a third round pick for them because when he signs for somebody else, that's what you're going to get. So that's why you would trade for him. The Steelers, the reason they don't trade him is because they're going to get the third round pick with future consideration and we still have the player under contract this year. So and you know what? We have a window here with our quarterbacks, not getting any younger, so they're trying to win right now. I think he's gonna come in. You know, the thing that I'd be concerned is, is he in football shape, it's impossible to replicate the the plane football. I'm sorry, you don't do it you. You can run all you want. You can do all this. Catch passes. Do all that, but you're not getting hit you. You're right about that in terms of acclimating yourself to football conditions, but it elevates the Levy on bell situations elevates exponentially when you take into account. The fact that you got a question, how much of a commitment he's going to have because the number one commitment and correct me if I'm wrong Jalen the noble one commitment is staying healthy. If he goes out then and Earl, Thomas situation happens and you can't help it. I mean, but could you imagine what we're gonna be talking about it? Could you imagine how he's going to feel and how his contemporaries in the league are going to feel it's something happens to them. I think preserving themselves wasn't for weeks, eight, nine, right. I think it was four weeks one through seven. So he wouldn't be the guy that led the league and touches four hundred six like he did last year a month. The leave leaders in rushing yards passing Hippolyte have to leave it there because I gotta get Stephen over to. I take their live in ten minutes, right across the hall. Happy birthday, Steven, great to see you tonight. ESPN basketball, love story. Actually. Choose me. It's tomorrow night. The unprecedented twenty hour film that consists of more than sixty interconnected short stories debuted last week and everyone is talking about it continues tomorrow. With episodes three and four starting seven o'clock, eastern all episodes are also streaming live on the ESPN app. We have more to do here. Did we see a preview of the AFC championship game last night, or is there a team other than Casey in New England that Rex thinks could break up that part? That's next. When you get up with us here on ESPN we will check in on Ryan Clark's, NFL, power, rankings. Curb fetal tell us if Notre Dame is still in line for the college football, playoff in Jalen will give us his bold predictions for the start of the NBA season, which is tomorrow plus highlights of this game. Of course, the week six Monday night matchup is an NFC battle at Lambeau Field Niners Packers, Aaron Rodgers and company at eight fifteen eastern. It's also on ESPN two in Spanish, and it's available on the ESPN app. So you can watch from anywhere coverage begins with Monday night camp down at six, which is live from Lambeau tonight. So that's this evening's game last night. A thriller in Foxborough. Going to get the team. That's five and really no margin of air and you play in this league. You wanna play against the best and they of the desk for a long time. This place gives Michelle, the left side is in the end zone. He lobbed a pro anima who's. Rupee patriots. Runs through the white crew. Second down twenty four to nine on third and three Mahomes now flush on the pocket up the field victory mud touchdown. Chessman, jury mud, touchdown chance. City gradient trouble being chased. Jase how the twenty nine Mahomes pattern writing once Taibbi Caltex accounts. Huckster pattern, left side, tyreek hill. He's got a touchdown and the chiefs take the lead. He's going to run. He's going to run for the patriots. He's throwing tyreek hill wide-open toots. A forty two forty tie at three zero, three to go in the game during the Mumbai. Typically. Chris. Pay what I'm that was the rare much-hyped game that lives up in every conceivable way. So Rex, I looked it up the AFC championship game his January. Twentieth at three. Oh, five. Didn't take me long to find that. Should we just pencil in a rematch of that game for the AFC title game knowing I'll tell you why the LA chargers that they're playing without their best defensive player in Joey Bosa, but this can do at all. They can throw the football. We all know about Philip rivers, but they've a two headed monster in the running game as well with with Gordon an actor. I mean, this team right here is potent as anybody offensively and when they get both the back on defense watch out with this name Jalen you're pointing at him as he was saying, you agree, they will interrupt the proceedings. I'm talking about the charge badge. You went their coach. If those that haven't been paying attention Melvin Gordon has been playing just as well as Todd Gurley. He had three touchdowns yesterday. Philip rivers has always been consistent. I like the charge. Us to upset the proceeding? Yeah, they played in that eastern one o'clock time thing yesterday against the Cleveland team that was playing better. You look skeptical. Let me the Baltimore Ravens. They're the one team in the AFC that's not going to be scared to go up the Foxborough. They have the best defense in football and Joe flacco guys is in this moment where when he was disrespected years ago for the contract extension, he went and one, this team is Super Bowl. He was disrespected again in some way by the organization by taking a quarterback in the first round. He's playing football. Like in disrespected having one of his best years. This defense is nasty. So let's keep them in the mix as well to ravens will not be scared to go play the patriots at home. Okay. And then before we wrap for the morning, we're about to do something that I think at the end of the day just isn't nice, but I'm being told in my ear that it is the ten year anniversary. Play that will live in infamy tell you what? Two thousand eighteen you guys can do good stuff, making videos. Look at this photo video. That's Dan Orlovsky all. But I still believe that that end zone was a yard short. That's here's the thing. That's crazy. I'm up here with you because I feel like I was out on the field too, so I got you better Detroit. Got you better. Everybody's had those. Those kind of moments will maybe not that bad. We look at, what did you receivers? Do I run? I haven't seen run on balance. I head to the sideline and Calvin Johnson, ROY Williams, big time review from Texas. Both look at me and die laughing. You could do easier for me. I'm going to say that I had a very close. Tell them more head coach, w-we Radnor Anneli. How about that? Yeah, you'd go reinvented himself in the league tragically that season that was the best player that they had. This week. Oh, because we've been very an Rogers this year. The right hire can make a huge impact on your business. That's why it's so important to find the right person. But where do you find that individual Lincoln linked in jobs? Mentioned people to your role based on more of who they really are there skills interests and even how open they are to new opportunities. That's why new hires made every ten seconds easing Lincoln hurry the Lincoln dot com. Slash get up for fifty dollars off your first job post. That's Lincoln dot com. Slash getup terms and conditions apply.
Hour 1: Nate Burleson joins
"The Stephen Smith Show podcast is brought to you capital one safercar four percent cashback on dining entertainment two percent of grocery stores in one percent of all other purchases now. When you go out you you cash in. What's in your wallet terms apply this is this even a Smith? Show podcast Stephen either way providing welcome to the latest addition to Stephen a Smith show coming at you as I love to do every weekday over the airwaves of ESPN radio and ESPN ESPN news two hundred and fifty plus markets of course the United States of America. Check your am FM listing nearest you plus ESPN radio on Sirius Xm channel eighty plus ESPN radio simulcast over the alive National Television Airways of ESPN news number to call it was always a triple eight say espn. That's eight eight eight seven nine three seven seven six. Stephen Smith Show on ESPN radio is presented by Progressive Home Insurance. Get your coat at progressive DOT com today time for straight talk brought to you by straight talk wireless whole bunch of stuff to get into the the date make no mistake about that NFC north. I think it's the best division of football one could argue right now. That is the topic of discussion that we will definitely get into a will pay attention to that will pay attention to the suppose dissipating skills of Tom. Brady and how much time he may have left come out get into something that's going on that. I'm hearing is percolating in the nation's capital involving the redskins. I'll definitely touch on that of course. NBA be a training camps have open Paul. George opened his mouth and talked about how you know. The best dynamic duo is at the staple center but it ain't in a Lakers uniform. They're wearing clippers uniform all of that is stuff that our plan on getting into nate Burleson. NFL analysts extraordinaire for the NFL L. Network along with CBS on Sundays he will be on the show with us. I'm looking forward to talking to him. Of course the Paul Finebaum is coming with us at the top our number two right here to Stephen Estimate show. ESPN RADIO ESPN news plus. There are some people out there particularly in social media dare. I I say has a problem with Wa about my position on Campus Aka. We but that's definitely something that I will address talk about in the minutes to calm matter of fact. I'm GonNa make sure I talk about that in this first segment but not before I get into what transpired on Monday night football last night the Pittsburgh steelers lead by Mason Rudolph ran roughshod over the Cincinnati bengals ended up winning the game twenty seven to three the defense offense sacked Andy Dalton eight times held him to one hundred seventy one yards of passing. Let them finish the evening with a fifty seven seven point four percent passer rating Mason Rudolph meanwhile completed twenty four twenty eight passes for two hundred twenty nine yards two touchdowns a one twenty four point six six waiting not to mention the fact that at one point at one point he completed seventeen of eighteen passes laser as a gentleman as a result of the Pittsburgh steelers won their first game of the season and won three the only a game back at a two and two thousand Baltimore Ravens. This obviously obviously a lot to hope for considering the fact that three quarters of the season still remains but I'm not excited and I'm not excited for very very simple reason. This is Bingo suck. They're awful. This is a god awful disgustingly bad football team. There's no word slices. There's really no way to slice this. The offensive line is horrid what all of a sudden Joe Mixing Giovanni but not all forgotten how to run the football. They didn't Forget Ladies Gentlemen. Nobody's blockade for them. Just like nobody was blocked for Andy. Dalton last night just smacked around pushed around talking about how they got embarrassed on Monday night football. The organization has historically quickly been an embarrassment because you've got an older. Who's he's a miser. He's about underpaying due to keep more money in his pocket kid. He doesn't prioritize winning. He robs the citizens of Cincinnati. Damn here get me wrong. I'm a complete support of the Louis being gone. Don't think for one second there are backtrack from that position. I've never had I've never once said that. Marvin Lewis doesn't deserve to be a head coach. What I said is he doesn't deserve deserve to be the head coach of the Cincinnati bengals because when you go six teen years and can't win one Dan playoff game. You've you've had your time. It is a disgrace for anybody to be allowed to stay in a position fission where they are stagnant. There is no growth there is continual ineptitude that is not setting an example but take eulalie when when you're asking other folks to patronize your product with their money it's not right. You can't sit up there and I mean sixteen years. Without a playoff win sixteen years sixteen years ago had Afro you could call. I'll be Michael Jackson or my little cousin from the Jackson Five Desert. You could've called me. I had an afro sixty years ago. I want to hear no damn thing about Marvin. Lewis Sixteen years can one playoff game now. One I stand by my position marvelous. I mean no harm to him and his family. I don't don't want him not receiving a paycheck. I don't want him to have an inability to feed his family and take care his bills and all of this. I don't give a damn what money you give him. He should be as the head coach coach Sonetti pickles because when you have sixteen years to produce and you can't come up for one playoff win not one oh a seven you gotta go but that doesn't mean as activity should have been a head coach former special teams coach for the Los the Angeles Rams. I think that was the position he held he. Just you know how you can just look at somebody on the sidelines and just see the thing over there. That's what I saw I saw yesterday. It's not to say that he won't be a head coach. It's not to say that somewhere down the line. The Cincinnati Bengals won't produce but just looking at him last night. Everything mm said Damn. He ain't ready yet. He might have needed to wait another couple years where he got a head coaching job he ready for this shit. Everything you saw last night spoke spoke to that. They think they just think still got this kid. James Caan had a nice twenty. One Yard run ah but on the afternoon ten carries for forty one yards on evening. This is not that impressive. I'm reading from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette an outstanding newspaper. They do a great job covering the Pittsburgh steelers. You want to know about it. Read the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. They covered his team backwards infowars. Nobody does it better no question about it. I'm not here to cast any aspersions on embassy as a publication at all nor any of its writers Ron Cook by the way one of their columnists. It's one of my favorite people read. Let me be very clear but you actually had this. How far the steelers have fallen. You actually had to make a big deal feel about the fact that connor had forty two yards rushing and Samuel had twenty six yards rushing they actually we're making a big deal about this. Gentleman has sixty yards combined rushing the football on twenty carries and you had these folks sitting up there. I mean my goodness determinant hall of fame now. Mason Serov was asked to exercise this short yardage passing game. He hit that kid the Johnson five pattern for forty three yards middle crossed crossed field rather left side of near the end zone forty three ya-bom laser gentlemen. There wasn't a Cincinnati Bingo within twenty five feet of them. Call it a miscommunication call. It people know what the hell they were doing. Caller whatever you want. There was not a single Cincinnati bengals defender within twenty five the odds of him. There were missed tackles. There were botched plays. There were missed assignments. There was no enthusiasm. The only person on the Cincinnati bengals that appeared remotely enthusiastic was Andy Dalton when he went on the sideline and threw his helmet at the bitch and frustration that is it there was nobody body within the facility of Johnson. This is just a bad bad bad situation Cincinnati's. Oh it for this season is already ready over remember Cincinnati's in Ohio that means the weather's about to get cold. If it's not already I mean you would think that the football team will give them something to look forward to and happening. No can't do that can't give them something to look forward to the team. Sticking up the joint on its own native pass gas shed and they still steak. There's sorry that's who they are. That's who they are. The last time folks Cincinnati had something to smile about was what a cat. Williams stand up comedy shows what he showed up at Cincinnati. That's about it. Did I saw that on tape by the way it was Flos. Cat Williams was funny as hell but I digress. That's how they had anything to cheer about Resin. Give you nothing to cheer about out because they give you nothing to cheer about and they don't have a basketball team. I mean it's a damn shame. Oh I'm sorry they gotTa go over to Louisville Kentucky to watch the cardinals which being coached by Rick Pitino anymore by the way good luck with that or you could go to Kentucky Lexington Kentucky. That's nearby Cincinnati two guests. John Caliber have a national championship contender. That's about it that's their version of pro basketball and Cincinnati unless they want to trek to Cleveland and abroad James Noble. I mean this is some trifling stuff that the football team can't find a way to get it together but I'm not surprised I'm not surprised and as it pertains to the Pittsburgh steelers. Let me say this you want. I everybody knows how much I love the steelers everybody who knows how unapologetically root for my brother Mike Tomlin James Caan any Levian Bell Juju Smith Schuster has got seventy cents for about two hundred and fifty eight yards can't get anything going just got that just had three receptions last night. I need to see more from him. I ain't seeing it. It live aid to say without Antonio Brown and you do number. One guy now is it. I'm not disrespected. You just wish I like him a lot. I'm simply saying we gotta be careful about elevating people above their grade before they're ready to do twenty one twenty two years old. Nobody thought about that when they were talking about him. Being number the one because you got James Washington or somebody else like a Vance McDonald and Deontay Johnson because you guess what they don't have to double those dudes they'll just w and as a result of Double Juju Smith Schuster. He Ain't GonNa do the same things he did. When Antonio Brown was on the opposite side out of the field so everywhere you turn the steelers a compromised and I was supposed to believe in them. Cleveland might have had troubles Cleveland might have a second year quarterback rookie coach a second year quarterback Baker Mayfield only complete the twenty percent of his passes in the red zone of first year coach and Freddie kitchen that has made a comedy of Arizona's young season but they ought to into there have been some good moments for both of them and I happen to believe leaving both of them. I think they're going to be pretty good. I think Freddie Kitchens is going to end up being a pretty damn good. It doesn't mean they should have been sticking their chest bloviating about who they are and how good they aw and all of this other stuff before they actually went out on the field and did it. It doesn't mean that Baker Mayfield should be standing up at press conferences talking about all. We remember people to to us the trash. We Ain't GonNA forget worried about the same things instead of doing already told them to do. It has to be worried about nothing else but what's going on in this locker room but Baker Mayfield is clearly early preoccupied which by the way I don't mark for the purposes of our business. That's a good thing that he's given us headlines and he's not a squirrel. He could play any and knucklehead does getting himself into any kind of issues like Johnny. Manziel was and I'm not disrespected Johnny Manziel. I'm just speaking fact so I like Jake Baker Mayfield's upside. I I like his personality. I think he's pointing his ire. In the wrong direction. We get paid to chronicle what you do and when you stay they cut the joint we gotta say so just like what you play wealth to offer two hundred three hundred and forty two yards the other day complete twenty thirty twenty one and thirty one passes. We gave you props dropping forty on the Baltimore Ravens. We gave you props now. We got to see what Cleveland's GonNa do from here and also what Baltimore go do for me. What Pittsburgh is going to do going up against Baltimore this upcoming week in Pittsburgh we shall see because we're a Baltimore having given up back to back five hundred plus yards against Kansas City and then Cleveland. Would you think they're gonNA be looking to do against Mason. Rudolph steelers can handle that we about find out. ESPN's edited seven to nine three seven six. You're listening to Stephen a Stephen a Smith show. Espn Radio Espn News now let me switch gears because I came into my office this morning and I was greeted by my Social Media Guy who informed me alerted me and then showed me a video oh of former NBA player Matt Barnes talking about me mad bonds as been an NBA NBA for several years several teams retired from basketball these for the time being I'm obviously not obviously but he's about to start a podcast for showtime actually congratulations to him as my man Stephen Jackson you can see him on ESPN CBS. Sometimes sometimes you can see him on. F S One given basketball announced by the way. Let me say this pretty damn good. I actually wish we had Steven Jackson on stroke on. ESPN WE are more as not tip to executives at ESPN. Stephen Jackson call the brother knows a thing or two about the MP Rachel Nichols passive on her show the job sometimes brother nobody talking about now he's real well him and bonds started podcast together and they obviously doing podcast about. Shota Matt Bon specifically has taken issue with my position about we'd listen to what mad ball went on social media and I said about more Stephen a first foam or someone to say Manhattan and appreciate what you've done for basketball but more than general it with either way bring people news but I gotta say man. I'm really bothered by your stance on cannabis in their lack of knowledge of cannabis and the trails trails you put out into the media considering your platform is so big that people really listen and follow behind you but on this subject you have very a little knowledge and you contender continue to make a mockery out of something that a lot of us take very serious and it really depend on and no the benefits and how how much you can really help not only athletes everyone for mark grandparents to children so but that said a much podcast with Stephen Jackson hole the smoke next month with showtime and we'd like to fly educated conversation slash debate about it and put all the bed. That was Matt Bonds for those of you who don't know let me remind you Matt Barnes's. Matt bonds is a former. NBA plays plays thirty nine years of age. I didn't hear about retirement but I'm assuming these retirement he played for various teams throughout his NBA career play the clippers played for the Sacramento Kings play for the New York Knicks play for the Philadelphia Seventy Sixers playfield Golden State Warriors the Phoenix Suns the Orlando Magic the Lakers the clippers again and then Memphis then in two thousand sixteen twenty seventeen Sacramento and golden state as well so that's one two three four five six seven a nine teams seven nine eleven twelve thirteen fourteen fifteen sixty nine teams over sixteen sixteen years there are those of you the no doubt heard that there are those of you no doubt who saw that on social media and and you expect me to come back at Matt Bombs. Let me assure you something that ain't GonNa Happen and guy very very very bad news for you. I love that bombs and I love Stephen Jackson. I love both of those brothers we talk about points ability whatever even though both of them could play and Steven Jackson a champion. We talk about that. I'm GonNa tell you why I love them. There is real as it gets in a phoney bone in their body. I want everybody to understand that that video gnat sound that I just played on this radio show that Matt Bon said on social media. I found zero absolutely nothing disrespectful about four about what he had to say. He's absolutely right. I am ill informed about we cannibus. I am fax facts. Totally ill formed about it. That's not my position. My position is is against recreational use of we'd now for medicinal purposes but I'm not going to elaborate on that too much today. I don't blame Matt Bond. Obviously it's a serious subject to him. It's a serious subject. Stephen Jackson is a serious subject to a lot of NBA the eight players and professional athletes out there who are investing in a cannabis business by the way. It's become very very profitable for some people. I remember reading something about Al Harrington. NBA Player aw very profitable to him nate Burleson. I got a double check. I think he's got investment in in one of the companies. I'm not sure about that but listen. It's not a joke to them so so Matt Barnes taken offense to something that I'd say now. I got my own position to defend but I WANNA make sure that I emphasize to everybody I got nothing respect for where he's coming from and Steven Jackson feels the same way got enough. Delta two brothers that could come up to say say to me Stephen Name. We need to talk to you. We take you got wrong and even though I listen to most people I damn sure am going to listen to them. I got mad love and respect for both of them we all go back a long ways and me as an NBA reporter covering knows dude. They have never rely to me ever anytime I was spoken to them. I've got nothing but truth and total fairness and authenticity from the bowl to them from the both of them they are as real as it gets and they go with me the only reason I bring this up is is because of the issue of my issue about weed and athletes and number two because Ma- bonds invited me on his his pockets now just so you know our ESPN and so they said it's GonNa be Shota. I have to give permission just in the interest of full disclosure. I cannot do the interview without ESPN's permission but if he says he and I'm going to encourage them to I do so it would be my honor and privilege to show up for that interview number one because I'll be talking to do that like brothers to me and number number two because I think it's a subject worthy of discussion because the one thing that does get lost in the suffer we see cats tattered up and you know what they hard core and stuff they come from the streets and everybody automatically thinks that did devoid of intelligence. Does Two Brothers smartest Hal thinkers this smart they know how to articulate their thoughts. They speak logically about things to be factually about things and even when they disagree disagree with you. They got a perspective that you gotTa respect my response this so do. I so I'm hopeful. First of all talk three of us. Go Talk Anyway because I told you I got love for them but the other side to all of this is that I'm going to ask if I could come on that podcast because bonds Stephen Jackson I would love to come on as a guest and I appreciate the invite and there's another thing see this is. There's there's another thing that y'all need to realize about real. There's a whole bunch of people out is social media beyond some cats got shows and all of this other stuff and they chirp Chirp Chirp Chirp behind your bat that a Matt Barnes that as Stephen Jackson if you know anything about them. They don't roll like that. That's not who they are. They got an issue with me what they do. They reached out. Come on. Let's do this. I respect. I wish more people did that. I wish more of these athletes in football and basketball invite me. You got a problem with what I said do what that Border Stephen J reinvite me and I'm only telling y'all because I want to come on. I want to accept the invite. I just can't do it without ESPN. Okay 'cause the different network so the business of networks and all of that stuff is something that you have to pay attention to. That's what I have to do. That's what I have to deal with but I wanted the world to know they invited me and I want them. No no in the world to know I am more than happy to come on and have this discussion Matt Bonds. You will be here for me very very shortly and and I hope I can come on Bro. I appreciate by number love for you. Man nother beloved for you at eight say. ESPN it's eight eight eight seven two nine three seven seven six listen live to the Steve Smith Show. ESPN RADIO ESPN is nate Burleson of the NFL network will be NC BS will be on with us next so let's not miss that make sure you stay tuned right here with Steven A. ESPN radio ESPN WHO's by the way by now. You've probably heard me talk about my computer career and nope not me. I don't know the first thing about about computers or guess what that's okay you. You don't have to before they start. Many of the graduates could turn a computer on and off and that's it now. There are T- professionals and guess what you can do it to go to my computer career dot. Edu Take the free career evaluation today. You could start your new life as an. It pro in as little as four months even if you're not a techie rocket science. It's my computer career. When it comes to hiring you don't have time to waste you need help getting to your shortlist of qualified candidates fast. That's why you need indeed dot Com post a job in minutes set up screener questions then zero in on qualified candidates using an intuitive online dashboard and when you need to hire fast accelerate your results with sponsor jobs jobs new users can try it for free at indeed dot Com Slash Smith. That's indeed dot com slash Smith as terms conditions and quality standards apply. Does this place look haunted. Don't think so about this too creepy girls kerns cons stay with US truly pregnant fairly surgery missing Anna Geico's great service with GEICO. You get twenty four seven seven access to licensed agents. Thank you creepy girls. You'RE GONNA sleep in the car now. Geigo weeds which today for twenty four seven access to licensed agents you listening to the Stephen a Smith. Show podcast so a reminder that Golic and Wingo will be live from Dallas this Friday covering the packers cowboys matchup of the ESPN radio's full football tour brought to you you by marathon. Get five cents off every gallon every day would make it count rewards marathon to sign up visit make account dot com or download the free APP ladies and Gentlemen. It is my privilege to have my next guest on the line he does an outstanding job on the NFL network their morning show doesn't outstanding job on Sunday mornings and on the NFL show on CBS he is a former NFL player wide receiver with the Detroit Lions Seattle seahawks the Minnesota Vikings spanning eleven having years. He's also my guest as we speak my brother. The one and only nate Burleson is on lower yours truly right now. What's going on big time. How are you man. I'm so baby appreciate. Did you have meal. No Ma'am please. It's my honor. Thank you so much before I get into anything. I might have to pay a visit out to. La Mad bonds and Steven Jackson two my brother that I know from covering the NBA all of these years they want me to come on to cook. They want me to come on and talk about ill-informed clueless position about weed nevertheless you what does it what what is it you're part of the CBD MD Your partner with that team accordingly it takes the highest quality combined with the industry's most sophisticated manufacturing methods and it's obvious why cd all is the first choice for a wide range of people looking for natural relief talk to me about your partnership with them for a second well you just said it all man you think about the negative connotation when it comes to we'd you know you want people to stay off the we in the cannabis. wh- what we do now is just like interesting to so when we just came in is that people think Oh if somebody's smoking weed then it's GonNa ring being on a range of things. It's going to keep your head ringing right but here's the thing when you have a brand like CD. MD WHO as medical and scientific studies behind it you take out that high because you know people think cheech and Chong or how high with method man and Redman this is is actually backed by some of the most profound minds in the business so here's the thing about me like we know each other Iraq which the long way Yup I've never been we smoker. That's just what it is. Even on from Seattle and people say his name Oh city I didn't grow up smoking pot but but after my playing career I thought to myself after all of my injuries I don't WanNa keep going down the path of going through the pharmacy and getting pain pills and anti inflammatories for I want something more natural because it's one thing to take care of my body from the outside in what you see on. TV is cool but how am I taking care of my body from the inside out so that's why link DMZ in right now I try to work as hard as you. I don't know if I clock in the same now. Were you don't quote unquote. You gotta remember one of the people you work performa boy gala Gordon who used to be here too many free hours working for him. I stayed affect ground but what what what I will say is. you know wake up every morning and this isn't this is an infomercial. This is a commercial bro. Keeping all the way real I popped my gummy and I take capsule and at seven. Am I'll do a three hour show something like Broadway and I'm good to go nate burleson right here with Steven. ESPN aradio ESPN news. Let's get into football items right now because I got you on the line and you know what you're talking about. I gotTa admit to you right now. I'm looking at the. NFC North is the the toughest vision you played for two teams within the Division for crying out loud. I mean when you look at Chicago Green Bay Minnesota in Detroit. How are you looking at division. Who Do you think think is the team to beat in that division at this particular moment in time. You know it's funny because you think if trubisky goes down then escargot bears. They'RE GONNA be dead in the water but I like chase these good money like the bank you know and I I'm thinking to myself all right well. They got the defense in place because Khalil Mack is a Mazda right and they can put pressure on anybody. They play then all chase has to do is run offense. It's funny because Sundays I work for NFL today and that's what boomer size into until Sam's coach Coward James Brown who's alleging and I I love to talk to the quarterback and I like to which I think intricacies down landed on the shoulder and boomers is Eisenson. He said something to me. He's well nate apple like this offense. There's offenses better off with chase down. Now might be adding a few extra words but he said he knows the awesome. She's not gonNA escape out the pocket. He's going to actually run it. He's GonNa be where he's supposed to be. He's going to let go the ball and expect to receive a pass catcher to be where they want. What or they WANNA be now. It's calbears out the way they were division winners. Let me give them their respect. You have to show love to my former team and this is not me being a homer but how do so you go into a game up against the chiefs at hall without your shutdown. Corner Darius the host of individuals that make you who you are and battled the Kansas City. He's all the way down to the wire. Pat Mahomes who didn't draw touchdown like ask seems like a anomaly and the fact that they were able to pull that out in Detroit like that shows you just how real the lions are in of course as long as Aaron. Rodgers has breath in his body. He's going to be here scarier pennywise from it it Jason for Friday the thirteenth and if you dream Freddie Cougar now let me ask you this when you look at the AFC because I look at kids sit in as much respect for them because I know Patrick Mahomes. This is a superstar and when tyreek hill comes back. I don't see anybody beating them because I think they're gonna be to Putin but I don't think they're that great defensively. I think that when you look at New England even though this of it. It just seems to be compromised. Julian has hurt Gronkowski's retired twenty Brown's no longer there and Tom. Brady is forty two years of age. I still look at their defense. Pin number number one yards number one in points allowed who do you give to edge to an AFC when you look at Kansas City who are clearly class division right now the conference rather right now bro. You Ain't lion man you look at the New England teams mccourty. He got an interception and every game then we is as foreign oh Janney Collins silence he leaves go get his money comes back and he going back to where he started with the Patriots because you know that's best chance to win a super bowl with right of nineteen and for me I love the New England patriots and I will always wake up in the morning knowing that they will be in the playoffs and they will have a shot at the super bowl but if you're thinking about polling offenses I'm GonNa go with the Kansas City chiefs and for everybody in Boston. They're gonNA say oh man you hate it. You're going to sit here and tell us that the Kansas City chiefs are better than the Patriots. I'm not telling you that but what I am saying. It's something that not a lot of people are saying. Is that the bill more than anybody else in the business. This may Tom Brady is age. I want you to go back and look at him. Tom Brady for the first time in a long time. He looked like a forty. Two forty year old do playing quarterback quarterback. He was driving back trying to get that ball out of his hands faster than anybody could think of now. I'll throw another layer in there. If I'm going to go right now it's just pure offense. It's like trick talent. It's the Kansas City chiefs New England patriots and you can go either way with that you mentioned. Oh Man when win. tyreek hill comes back. These guys are GONNA be. I'll say this and this is the name that we're not mentioning you know because maybe some people don't want to say his name or maybe there are certain people. Susan says he doesn't deserve for us to say his name but you WANNA mention a guy coming back if the Cleveland browns got a dove and Jarvis Landry puts a buck fifty plus. Odell Beckham hasn't even really got cooking yet. Nick turn out there looking like he wanted to next. Go Oh so the running back position on the other side. We got myles. Garrett with a national you come on stop the Cleveland browns some big big threat to the AFC AFC about Sarah Okay Steven Naismith. Come on baby love all right. Here's the thing here's the thing you mentioned coming back. You said tyreek. Hill coming back. We all forget that Kareem Hunt Kareem. Hunt is going to be back in the middle of the season. That's that's the same do that was the league's leading rusher in his rookie clear. Believe is the league I I believe if Kareem Hunt was healthy. Lashio Kansas City won the super bowl. I think he costs about Super Bowl title. We're getting put on the Commissioner's exempt. Let's no question about that but I gotta get ready to run before I let you get on Outta okay so we talk in Kansas City Cleveland New England in the AFC. WHO's your top three teams in the NFC right now? You know you know it's crazy because I I would have thought if debris goes down the saints buried into water because they don't have the League's leading historical pass yeah but I'm but I'm GonNa put them in that conversation and you know what just to give my respect to Kyle Shanahan and what he's doing with the forty niners. They're undefeated team with everything they had to deal with. Let's put them in that conversation and there's one do that. We never mentioned I try to say every three weeks. I might as well right in my contract. I try to look in the camera. I do my best Stephen. Stephen a Smith impression is despicable. I can't believe that you would not bitch and Russell Wilson. That's one of the best quarterbacks in the business. We'll send right now. I think he's level. I listen I know they took an AOL Russell. Wilson has thrown an interception in his office having caught Ripley. I wait until day. Connie realized I on a one year contract and they started making business. He got in assessing this past weekend. I promise you Russell Wilson is going to make a run over the next five weeks of the season and in the middle of the year. Maybe three quarters of the year we're going to be saying damn is Russell Worsen the league. MVP So those are my top three right there. I got you may Bersin appreciate your Bro Looking Ford watching you in the morning and the NFL network afford to see you on nfl today Sunday morning as well with the coup appreciate you broke. Thank you so much. I appreciate you man all right one and only nate burleson. NFL NETWORK CVS NFL today morning show on Sunday mornings right here with Steven A. ESPN radio ESPN news they'd say ESPN eight seven nine three seven seven seven six back to your calls and more in a minute before Paul Finebaum jump saw the start off our number two don't test. They're listening to Steven A. ESPN RADIO ESPN pinions by the way when it comes to hiring you don't have time to waste. You need to get to your shortlist. Qualified candidates fast. That's why you need indeed dot. COM POST A job in minutes set of questions based on your job. Requirements wants to zero in on qualified candidates using intuitive online dashboard. Your time is precious so let indeed help you get your shortlist of qualified candidates and discover why more than three million businesses businesses use indeed hiring post job today at indeed dot com slash hiatt. That's indeed dot com slash higher. Guess what you're in the middle of a Stephen A. Smith. Show podcast Devon Smith Show. ESPN RADIO ESPN news is being brought to you live from above the Hannigan riddick at pier seventeen hour number two nil upon us the Great Paul Finebaum will be in here to start a foul number two with us lots of stuff to talk about him in regards to college football in the NFL NFL so I'm looking forward to talking to him about that also wanted to alert you all to something that I've been hearing. I'm hearing that we all know that in the nation's capital J. Group is going to be fine. He's gone. He's done It's just a matter of when not if but from what I'm hearing it could be as soon as this Monday. I'm being told that Daniel Snyder and his staff very thoroughly convinced that it is time to move on from Jay Gruden. They know that he's essentially you essentially knows. He's done people in the building. No He's done and the thin Dwayne Haskins out there without first team. Reps was as agreed as get his work. Ethic is questionable. He's been perceived as somebody who robs the Co.. WHO's ridden coattails of Sean mcvay whose as physical ordination in Washington for three years from twenty fourteen to two thousand sixteen before getting the Los Angeles Rams Job. All of that stuff has happened so a lot of stuff to get into and we definitely definitely will our number two up next to Paul Finebaum. Do not touch that dial Stephen a Smith Show E._S._p._N. radio he's been this.
The O.J. Howard Redemption Episode | The Dantasy Football Podcast
"Today's episode of Fantasy Football podcast is brought to you by state farm. When you need a game plan for protection state farm agents are here to help with personalized personalized service? Agents are available to talk in person over text or state farm APP so go with the one with coverage and agents. You can count on find an agent in your neighborhood today. State farm talk to an agent today. Welcome to the dancing football podcast on the ringer. NFL show on the ringer. PODCAST CAST network. My name is Danny Hyphen and joined as always by my co host. And my co Danny to here we need and the analyst. We deserved the dark arclight himself. Daddy Kelly how're you doing. I'm doing magnificent. How're you doing? I am wonderful in here with Craig. World the cower Ukraine. I'm great decay. Have you seen the Dark Knight. Do you like that movie. I do like that movie and I have seen it It's it's very very good. Why are you surprised but Christopher Nolan is awesome? I just didn't know how much of movie buff our boy was. Yeah I mean we got the nickname because my initials are decay. So it's not really because I love the movie but or the movie. Yeah Yeah I don't think crime either. No you fights. Bad analysis was wondering how he would make a trip out of this. which is it's a crime in some in some sense sent frowned upon on this podcast of audio? I don't audio version of anyway. We're going to run through a bunch of players. We like and their mashups this week. We're going to break down our fans align up we'll be using fan duel the rest of the season and then that's going to be at the end but first we're going to run through some categories Gorey's DFS players really like a reminder. That fendell is point five PPM so adjust accordingly so half point perception D.C. I know that titillate you so so now going back to my retroactively. Get another win for Kenny stills. Now that we're doing okay. Okay just waiting for that. The first thing I thought of planning planning this whole week sandals so graciously spa this podcast and perhaps retroactively. Just give me a win but I guess not no this is the NFL fold changes the pass interference thing was super bowl works. I'm into that all right. Are you sure would be all right anyway. Go bigger go home. These are expensive supplies. We think are worth the money de que. WHO's an expensive player? You fix worth the money. So we've been doing go bigger. Go home for a while now and I. I don't think we've ever mentioned Christian Russia. McCaffrey which is just egregious. On our part he is the prototypical. Go bigger. Go Home Player. He lives up to his his salary every single week even though he is probably the most expensive player every single week ten. He's ten thousand five hundred this week. which is you know? Hold on it. How how much more is it? He's nineteen nineteen hundred more than the next closest running back and he's absolutely still worth it. He scored thirty six point. One twenty five point five nineteen point seven forty four point seven twenty eight point nine last five. He's an absolute machine and there's no sign that he's slowing down if anything he's getting better as the season goes on Cam Newton. It's been announced that he is on. I R so he's done for the year the offense is going to continue to run completely threw. CMC He's matchup proof game proof. QB proof everything proof. I think he's you know as safe Fantasy player this year as anybody and I think he's absolutely worth. This is salary this week. Yeah and the packers Obviously Cam Newton not playing this week or the rest of the season maybe ever panther again but that you know. He turned the team over to Allen. But really they're gonNA going to turn over McCaffrey this week because the packers a really good pass rush. But they have a bottom eight run defense by hemorrhaging yards on Preston Smith Area Smith owed probably the best Asks Rushing duo through halfway through the season but the best way to mitigate them coming at Kyle Allen is to run McCaffrey right past them. They've given up Ten touchdowns running back this year. which which is second most only to the panthers? There you go there you go. I like the match up to just just in general McCaffrey has just become like an every week. Start so yeah. Second among all qualifying running backs with five point three yards per carry any packers are tied for the most allowed yards per. Carry both there in my Michael Bigger go home Derrick Henry on the Tennessee. Titans only be honest. I really like interesting. I don't really like Derrick Henry. I don't think I've ever plugged Derek and reading my life before right now. This is the first time I think you've ever touted him. I don't like him but I do like this. Matchup Derrick Henry has rushed for one hundred yards. Wants to season. Which is Kinda why I don't like For someone who doesn't pass a pass catches catch passes. I can't speak today but I think there. Can we get to the second one hundred yard game. This weekend's the chiefs the cheese have allowed four four point eight yards per carry two opposing running backs that is the twenty eighth in the League. they have allowed the third most fantasy points per game. Two opposing running backs. And then just I mean football for second like the teams have beat the chiefs are also in the. AFC South the colts in the Texans. Both had the ball for nearly forty minutes against the chiefs. Marlin Mac at twenty nine rushing attempts for one hundred thirty two yards Carlos Hyde at twenty six tenths for one hundred sixteen yards and a touchdown crawls hi. Carlos Hyde was a top ten running back. Derrick Henry is not great but might might be better than Carl aside. I think the titans love running. Mike vrabel loves running. They love exotic smashmouth. The team just I don't know they just WANNA run. Maybe because they can't throw ryan channels all right right but they're so banged up a defensive end they had to move. Chris Jones the defensive tackle when he came back. They wounded offensive and like they're so thin on the line. I like this a lot for Derrick Henry all right cracker corre- who's your go bigger. Go Home I'm going on Chris. Godwin who kind of had a couple slow Technically not really slow. I mean he had sixty one yards in forty three yards and his last in game slow relative to Chris five and receiving yards and top foreign fantasy points because the three games before those two kind of duds he had one hundred seventy to one hundred and twenty five in one hundred fifty one yards. So they're playing the cardinals this week. Who Suck who suck and Mike Evans? Who's been having a great couple? Weeks is probably going to be shattered by future hall of Famer Famer Corner. Patrick Peterson this is going to be a begin. Forgotten simple as we think he's going to be a future hall of fame. I didn't WANNA mention it. Really absolutely. He's he's been like a top five top three corner league for like five. To seven years. People were Dunkin on last week for getting Kinda worked by manual sanders. Okay one game. How many corners can you name that have been like in the in the station for Loyd? He's getting the hall of fame. What the heart is getting the hall of fame five people every year? I mean and Patrick Peterson. WHO's been a better corner in the past seven years the Richard Sherman at the same time? He'll probably make it all right. Feels like we're getting a little off track I am. Let's let's still patrick. Peterson's going to big impact on this game the over under which is the highest of the week at fifty four points. Because this is a shootout because I mean the bucks I mean I don't know if the buffs have a good run. Defense of the pass defenses so bad that nobody runs on them to buy the best out of everybody they just make fun games. Like go to the rams. It's a great game like everywhere they go even if they lose the seahawks. It's just a really really great. Both absurdly pass-happy teams that are playing. They both have defenses. That just beg you to pass because the run defense. Fine and their pass defenses really terrible this is is it really. I mean. We're not tricking anybody. The third most expensive receiver on fantail. So it's not like they don't know but we also know what I'm GonNa say. I like this big. It's good all right so flipping it around. WHO's someone WHO's real expensive? You're not into this week. Deka so just a little bit leery about what's going on with the Falcons Offense Matt Ryan coming off of a a ankle injury right. That's kept him really. Limited kept him out of the last game is kept him limited this week but sounding like he's trending towards playing this week. So that's definitely a boost. But I'm I'm I'm just going to stay away from Julio Jones for his cost right now seventy nine hundred going up against good New Orleans defense I just I mean it's nothing nothing against Julio it's something against Matt Ryan -sarily but just this match. I've been Ryan's health or really what concerns me. And I think I'd just rather spend my money on guys in that range of other guys in that range so I'm going away from Julio Jones. This week there's hot takes and then there's quaint takes. And I think I'm a little leery about the Falcons offense acquainted take I've ever that was really really polite way to go. I love our wonderful. Is someone expensive. That I'm out on. I feel like I just every week. Todd Gurley just the rams are playing the steelers. I'm not a huge fan of any of the rams this week even Cooper but Cooper cups just kind of proven that he's good enough that I'm not going to shade Cooper Cup but I don't understand. He's of seventy two hundred dollars and fan duel. I don't understand why the steelers are the fifth most stingy defense opposing running backs. They're not allowing fantasy points. Todd Gurley had more than fifty one rushing yards since week. Two which is bad. And he's not a pass catcher anymore. Last catcher anymore is coming Darrelle Henderson's increase leading to into their work load So I this is not a good match for the rams as a whole because the steelers have the third most sacks in the league with twenty nine and the steelers in the forty niners of the only two teams in the League who pressure opposing quarterbacks more than thirty percent of drawbacks and the rams of had their issues along on the line because left. Tackle Andrew Whitworth right tackle rob having steer having I mean. We're we're having a haven seven disaster share because they're both kind of like trying to protect the regards inside of them because the rams have like the worst guards in the league and the steelers have TGI wanting one side who's on pace for career urine sexual but depre- On the other side pass rushing but depre- is already tied Heidi's career high in sacks with six so like really bad and also the steelers during the top twenty five percent leak and blitzing so the eighth most blitz happy team in the League league and they're going to attack those guards so I think they're gonNA attack the rams offense and then on the flip side of the ball the steelers are actually the hardest team to second football. So it's a long way of saying. I think the steelers control the ball in this this game. Not to mention this jared Goff knocker it on the road your favorite thing. It's November where some gloves jared yard Van Republic. We're so banana republic reds ETA Republic. All Right Craig. You've WHO's a go. Home are no no. This isn't GonNa go home. This is go home going home. Murray go home this week. Quick Quick Sidebar. She just changed the name of these segments. Go home. That's funny all right. I'm Marie Alvin. Kamara mariah is back playing Atlanta every game the Chimera has played latavius Murray hasn't exceeded eight carries and Atlanta's only given up three point nine yards per carry I don't know why he's the eleventh most expensive running back. He seven thousand dollars on Fan till you should not be spending that much money on backup. I think the answer is just that they put the the price at assuming. Whoever is the starter so that you can't get some egregious advantage but yeah it's always like really misleading and it takes a couple of weeks for his price to go back to what it should be so this is the week that you should avoid them? Prices are the like turning an aircraft carrier. It just takes a while. It's like a three point. Turn raising the. You're in the middle of the turn right now. You know when the giants constrasted left tackle. Eric Flowers Tom Coffin said that he loved him. Because Eric Flowers was a was an aircraft carrier and it turned out he was right ensure I swear to God. I'll never forget it all right. Let's move on but before we do. So let's take a quick break. This holiday season immerse yourself in. You're all your favorite holiday classics with a new Home Theater System from Sonos enjoy speech enhancement mode unique feature that clarifies. The sound of the human human voice perfect for characters Mr where the action intensifies turn it on in the SONOS APP and never missed a moment of the story plus play Carols and more when the TV's off hosting family and friends Sonos works with all your streaming services and control is simple with the APP apple airplay to and in your voice using Amazon Alexa or Google assistant here that it was whispering older people listening on Sonos her whisper because they have sounded instrument you can also also wireless eclipsed wirelessly connect all your speakers to create your perfect sound system. It was super easy to put my Sonos move into my place place. It has been absolutely wonderful. I mean I might be outing myself right now. But all grind released Halloween remix and that was just absolutely delightful to hear. My son has moved. I don't know if that like brands me as some type of way but I don't care because you know what that's how it was made to be heard go to sonos DOT COM to learn more and complete your holiday H.. Shopping while we're here. Let's talk about Vandal. There are always more ways to win fans sportsbook and it's easy to get your winnings when you want them them with vandals sports books cash out feature you can end your bet early and clean your cash with the push of a button. Plus vandals fast pants mean. You can get your winnings things in your pocket in as little as twenty four hours. Money Lights Spreads Totals Harley props Caesar's and more Fendell sportsbook has tons of bet types available every single day plus the always offer unique bedding promos to spice a game day boosted odd score bonuses and Harley Orla insurance with so much to bet on across seventeen different sports fan. Sports Book is shirt to have wagers. That's right for you and best of all you you can place your. I bet on sandals towards risked three. If you lose you'll get a refund of up to five hundred dollars. Credit just download the Fendell title sportsbook APP at the Promo Code Ringer. NFL Tibet from anywhere New Jersey Pennsylvania. West Virginia or Indiana. If you lose your I bet within seven days of signing any offenders sportsbook. We'll give you a refund of up to five hundred bucks inside credit. That's Promo Code R. I. N. G. E. R.. NFL L. Ringer NFL. Twenty one and over and President New Jersey Pennsylvania West Virginia or Indiana. I online wager. Only site. Credit expires in fourteen days. cash-out is not available in all markets terms apply. And you have a gambling problem. Call one eight hundred gambler or West Virginia visit. WWW dot one eight zero zero gambler DOT now for an Indiana call. One eight hundred nine with it. All right let's move onto the middle range. Sweet spot. Goldilocks these aren't guys. That price too high or too low but right in the Middle Deka. WHO's your goal? This week I'm going through running back. David Montgomery the bears Ganga going up against the lions this week. He's sixty four hundred on fan duel. He's posted twenty one point one and twenty two point seven points in his past two games respectively. Not Coincidentally after Matt Nagy vowed to make the run game and Monte more of a centerpiece of the offense and basically take the ball out of Mitch. TRUBISKY's hands and give it it to the guys good so I like the. I like the match up to particularly this week with Montgomery Lions. Excuse me they're dead. They're very bad against opposing running backs. This season They've given up one hundred twenty so in the past couple of weeks. They gave one hundred twenty yards in two touchdowns at Josh Shakes. Last week they gave up. Sixty four for yards was another seventy nine yards through the air and a touchdown to to Saquon Barkley two weeks ago. One hundred and forty two yards two touchdowns down cook the week before that a combined. One hundred ninety six hours and a touchdown to Jamal Williams and Jones in week six so they've been hemorrhaging points in yardage and touchdowns two opposing running backs and I think that's basically what Chicago has to to do against Detroit this week after try and just pound the ball get Montgomery really involved So in for this price. I think he's a pretty. That's like a nice middle range sweet spot for me. Are you at all worried about Matt. Nagy or Mitchell trubisky. Maybe having negative yards in the first half last week that in any way affect you would happen twice in a row. You know what I never thought it would happen to strike twice. Yeah I mean obviously. Obviously there's a little bit of a worry that the bears will just employed but it was good to see them kind of bounce back after. They had an atrocious first half last week as you alluded to do they have negative so Safai Aso p technically they did not but those. I don't care if people correct me at the ten minute warning. Mitchell of the first half Mitchell. Trubisky had twelve drawbacks and negative negative negative eleven yards rex. Grossman's Shit right yes. Twenty three yards lost two sacks. That's where you get from. So then they they figured it out in the second behalf got Montgomery going and just yeah. Yeah no I think that's absolutely valid So you know take that with a great assault but take my advice with a grain of salt but I do you think Montgomery is a good player. And he's turning their attraction going up against a bad run defense. Well the Chicago's on the Great Lakes and Great Lakes of freshwater. If my knowledge is correct so I don't think there's enough salt in the whole lake from But that's just me fire my middle range. Goldilocks this week is Devon single. Terry which also was. I was thinking of doing this one too. So it's doubled doubled terry. This week shot. It was. That was fine. That wasn't on. I don't do that one. I was GONNA say boom but then it turned into just a boo all right. Let's Johnny a loyal Anyway Devon Single Terry another rookie running back like David Montgomery a First Time since week one running back other than frank or started for buffalo started week one. Got The job back this week. Formerly had twenty carries for ninety five yards touchdown also had three catches for forty five yards. twenty-three fantasy points. He also just looks great. It's like a Red Zone Devon single Turkish pops up four times a day It's not that's not. That's pretty representative. Though he is six point seven yards. Pretend this year she was. He doesn't meet the qualifying running back because he missed like three games. The the Hammy entry but if he was qualifying he would lead the league in yards per attempt. And if you just watch him at the ball is so fluid. He's decisive but also makes people miss. He's just been a joy to watch in that buffalo team especially Josh Allen. Well he's calm and he's been turning the ball over way. Less and Cleveland's defense is bad. They rank twenty four th against the run according to handle scoring. They've been I mean not shredded. But they've given a respectable days to fill Lindsey so Michelle Chris Carson got to him and I. Ah Bill's control the ball game. The one fishy thing is that the bills are favored by tuna points. Salman should this on bills podcast. I don't know why it's weird. They're traveling to be there to F- road underdogs so it implies that on a neutral field half point underdogs and the bills are six into the browns are not. That part's weird. Yeah so vegas know that. We don't know that is my in all seriousness. That's the concern because the bills have the ball. And we're running. I'd be like Joyce so that's the only thought. Yeah but I like single tariff for sixty seven hundred bucks so there we go this. You mentioned it. This is the last week was the first time for the bills that He got the first who cares which is the first time that's happened for the bills. All Year I did end up getting a couple. I think he had three goal. Line carries that all got stuffed and then ba-basically single terry was deed. Defacto lead back at the fact the actual Liebeck end. The defacto backing carries an snaps. And all that so I think it's definitely kind of just become the guy. They're beautiful craig. WHO's your goldilocks? This is I feel like this. Your favorite category. I do like it. Yeah it's fun this is like I feel like the ones that really you put your lineup from mediocre to extraordinary. That's what you do for this podcast. Well I'm the goldilocks a goldilocks. I'm going with Curtis Samuel in the panthers. I feel like this guy I feel like you always mentioned. been on him since he was drafted for this week though so I think he would other panthers receiver. Dj Moore's where's likelier to draw the top packers. cornerback Alexander An EVANSVILLE A on his website is salvage there on how to interesting stat just about the packers secondary and how it might be a little overrated to the common public. They've given up the NFL. Six twenty yard twenty plus yard catches and a league-high eleven pass plays a forty shards. And that's what's Great. He's a big guy also also he leads the panthers in reds targets. He's got seven which is kind of surprising I mean it shows them the stats. I guess you don't really think about it but he's got two touchdowns in the last three games Dj Jay. Moore's only got one this entire year and it's starting to reflect on fan though he's got he's worth three hundred dollars this week than Dj more so still I I still do. Think he's a great price. I think in a couple of weeks if this continues and he creeps up a little bit higher it. It'll start to not be worth it but at sixty one hundred I still think I think it's worth this week. Constituent more a little bit cheaper but I get this of your fridge Alexander who is wonderful but the rest of the packers secondary might be a little out out there speaking of out there picking out there all the way out there. Wow look at you all the way out there. The galaxy brain flavor of the week galaxy brands favorite category. This is the I would do. This is the podcast is just call this the galaxy gray and football podcast decay. Kevin Failing Danny lives just in a galaxy brain like you know the memo whatever words the the four different levels of of making decisions. I think Danny any lives on the bottom. The he's just living in Galaxy Brain Land I've said it before cosmic apotheosis. That's the goal Deka who are. Who's your galaxy brain? Play the week. Mines Kaelin Balaj of Miami. which you know? Obviously we've been down. Think Lat on Monday we said. Don't fucking bother with any anyone on the dolphins. Say His name maybe because he dropped a pass that was caught by Patriots. Defender Week to yes So Balaj has not been good this year. He's very very athletic. Very explosive. Just hasn't been good hasn't shown good vision just hasn't been worth having and fantasy see or real life probably the best example of a combine warrior who does not have football skills that I can remember. NBA Player or the Guy The gym. WHO's like dunking before the game? And then you actually play the game like oh he can't shoot okay. We're so that being said that he's going to get volume likely in this offense with With Mark Walton out for four games to suspension. It's looking like Balaj lodged Kinda the next man up. I think Patrick glared could get a little bit of run or maybe miles gaskin but Balaj seems to be the next man up. He's got some goal line carries this year. Those are obviously valuable and fantasy. So this is kind of one of those like not a good player in real life but potentially getting the volume to be a fantasy factor type plays It's definitely feels galaxy brain to me so go with six hundred though. We didn't go with this where I thought you were going to go. which is? ESPN's Cameron Woolf pointed this out on ESPN this week. The dolphins in the first one thousand nine quarter this season two touchdowns and then since Ryan Fitzpatrick came in the fourth quarter of week. Six they have ten touchdowns last thirteen quarters. So the offense. Since you're saying look good if you look at the whole season numbers. The dolphins still suck their actually thirty-first to the jets in every category and the jets last but in the last few weeks. They've been fine find. They've just been bad. They haven't sucked and they're moving the ball a little bit better with fits so like the odds of getting goal on Kerry now is so much higher than it was sick rice ago. If Ryan Ryan Fitzpatrick is on the rams they have the same record holy Shit. Where did that fucked in your the road podcast guests? That's the hottest state Jimmy here producing pop out and put it in the hottest. Take drop that I really actually. I'm intrigued with this idea. Now I mean just disagree to Galaxy brain segment only cow. I will speak in a galaxy brain my galaxy brain Daniel Jones of the giants. Baby bring it back. I don't look the guy to stop turning the ball over so much. Yeah this week against the jets because his thing the Daniel Jones has been terrible rebel against good teams. You know the Patriots could team Vikings good team cowboys. Good team got to give the kid a break right. Yeah does he like legally in turnover earn over since he took over maybe to the giants lead the whole. NFL and turnovers. Yeah but that's not the point. The point is dominated against bad football teams with bad the pass defenses the jets. Qualify the jets bets best defender is hurt. CG Moseley second best defense plays for the giants now Leonard Williams uh-huh now they also lost the worst offender Johnson on injured reserve but Daniel Joe's print not bad at play this week. He's got getting about Jamal. Adams Sir Oh yeah well the jets. Let's do too. So why do I have also led the League in turnovers in the first season Peyton manning ever heard of him. Yes yeah we always said he's the success in La Manning. And I think everyone forgot that. He's actually successor to Peyton Manning so yeah Daniel Jones Galaxy brain plan. That was good. You got another one. Oh well I just want to agree with me publicly. So what am I supposed to agree with you on the Damn Jones. Great play one of the get this on record. It could be a lot worse. saw say that you'd the the other one Tyler Boyd. This one's a little more legit tyler. Boyd this may not make immediate sense. Excuse you know Ryan. Finley is the quarterback for the bengals. And they're playing the ravens but bad quarterbacks replacing guys and we think they suck have good first weeks all the time in the bengals are coming off a bye so we don't know what offensive changes they've made but like we just brain allen who raise your hand. If you've heard of Brandon Allen three weeks ago also I feel like I feel like new new. QB's just kind of like grasp onto their number one receiver like an only look their way like a little kid in the grocery store their mom's leg they're just the whole time just grabbing onto it not letting it go see us a number one. Receivers aged green was expected to play this week. Aged green recordings Thursday afternoon age agreeing. said he's not playing this this this week. So Taylor boys back in color I for like even if he plays he's on a snap count like the other boards other got so he I mean fans Odyssey's half Pr. But still all those receptions are worth something something that could be in garbage time also. They often could do a little better than we think coming out of a Bi Week. So Ballard Boyd about Galaxy Brain Ryan feeling while you're at it to grant yeah I don't I'm thinking this Gal that's not as bad. It's not as bad as you think it's not. It's not a terrible advice. I think well I guess it's like every time I thought about. You like saying that out loud. It was like well. Well when Ryan Finley Burns you feel really stupid. Yeah but I like Craig's let's get to Craig's all right. Oh wow go with. OJ Howard Remember Oj. How he plays football? He's on the Lux. He's a tight end. He used to be good but you know I was Mosey around on fondle looking at all the tight ends. He's really really cheap. I was like you know let's look into Oj. Howard you know his totals this year if you look at them thirty two yards sixty six CHARD thirty three yards ten yards thirty five yards in week? Three or four. That looked pretty bad but at the current state of tight end. That really doesn't look so bad. He's averaging thing like forty thirty seven yards a game he's been hurt for awhile. Came and break had the other side in the has hurt. Ribs only played eleven snaps last week. They're playing the Arizona cardinals who give up the most fantasy points. Too tight ends this week if anyone is going to let. OJ Howard finally only reaches potential of two thousand eighteen. It's this Arizona Cardinals team and I believe we tried this already with Evan Ingram against the cardinals a few weeks ago and it did not work out. But that's hi. This is galaxy. You know. I feel like you know people are like lost or something. You're on a desert island and you know someone has passed away and you're like oh we can't eat this person just because the food but then three weeks pass. I feel like that's just partying a month later. And you're like all right you know what's not so bad anymore with look pretty tasty right. He's a buccaneer they're pirates. Who knows what? So what are you guys you. How do you feel about that? Yeah this is good for the. This is good for this category. I think thank you have a garage properly overly okay great. I'll take that out of that as quickly as far. Play the week when you're scraping the bottom of the barrel. Who are you a barrel-scraping this week? I'm going with wide receiver. Josh Reynolds of the rams going up against the steelers. He's fifty two hundred brandin cooks remains out potentially you long term with a another concussion. So they're looking into it. He seems specialists. His status is up in the air going forward in the rams three receiver percents Reynolds Reynolds is the guy that slides and he did that. Last year he caught twenty nine passes for four hundred two yards and five touchdowns when cooper coming out midway through the season. And he's he's he's an ex like so the reason I came here is because he's inexperienced kind of fill in guy he knows the offense like the back of hand And he kinda just slots in and should hit the ground running. He had eight targets last week. Cut Three for seventy three yards a touchdown I. I shouldn't say two weeks ago. I think vice week and yeah so overall oh I think he's he's GonNa see the type of volume we wanna see for players of this price and you know in a passing offense with like the rams who have in the past. I been able to toss ball all over the field. They're definitely kind of inconsistent. But I think there's the upside is still there with the rams so Those are a couple of reasons. I like Reynolds in this. This in the setup are you not worried about the steelers having an excellent pass rush and the Rams Jared Goff just I don't WanNa be wetting his pants when there's a pass rush but doesn't play. Well I mean I guess. Yeah that's that's obviously concerned but I don't think it's going to. I don't think they're going to necessarily shut the rams completely it down either. My Shoe Josh Reynolds is that in theory. His big ceiling has never had a massive game or like has never really had enough massive games. Names that you're like. Oh Yeah No. There's a big ceiling here in reality. I feel like Cup Cooper Cups keeps. Is that true about Josh routes. I feel like he had some games last year. He's had solid games. He's never like gone off or at least like counting. The I like the first time he did it. It was like Oh Josh Reynolds. This hasn't really happened. Since last year. He had games eighty catches the touchdown five catches for seventy yards four catches for fifty five yards in two touchdowns three catches for forty two yards and two touchdowns touchdown games. Those are good. Yeah five touchdowns last year. Two two two two touchdowns games that was in week. Seventeen against the niners fantasy. Football is napping. That wasn't a real game is a game faking. Yes yes a fake. It's weeks anywhere you move the white you move to the Gulf a little bit more O. Yeah out of here. No I'm sticking you call the NFL players and tell them that they played in a game. That Josh Reynolds has never had more than eighty receiving yards in football game. Am I wrong about what I'm I'm saying. I mean this is bargain vid man. You're missing the point case citing been the hope is you game at the dude is played like sixteen career games. Whatever whatever who's your I'm going Gus Edwards Running back on the Ravens. The only game where the Ravens have truly blown a team out was week. One one against The dolphins and he had seventeen carries that game and they're playing the Bengals who give up the most everything to running backs so good. I like this this. Yeah Yeah I mean they could be up like twenty eight and a second and Gus Edwards could start the whole second half so he's really cheap. Thinking could be worth it as a bargain Oregon scraper. I think this is an excellent choice from Craig. Thank you well done seal of approval. This is dead ability or faneuil lineup. again half. PBR sixty thousand dollars to build the world's greatest lineup not quite million dollar picks but sixty sixty thousand dollar picks. Almost I feel I feel good about this line. If you guys I. I'm I like this one all right so quarterback all cuyler. Mary quarterback which I love because he's I mean not even in the top five most expensive in the top seven most suspensive guys this week and he kinda should be. They're playing the bucks bucks. Terrible pass defense. I twenty eighty nine. Th against opposing quarterback this year per fan duel scoring. So yeah. That's it's great match up everything about this again highs over under the week everything about this suggests that there's going to be Absolute shootout so love. Cuyler Mary for anything resembling a discount. And then Deka we've got Christian. McCaffrey ten and a half thousand dollars. Christian McCaffrey MHM DEKA Christian McCaffrey yeah averaged. He's average twenty eight point one seven points for game for game. It's very good. Yeah yeah he has he has the highest floor and one of the highest. I think maybe one of the high ceilings many player in fancy football every single week. So I like it. It's beautiful the next up. We got we at Devon Signal Terry Terry are you an Craig Cherry trip. Two hundred seven triple Terry triple option. Devin single Terry and then your receiver ever Chris. Godwin the God Christian Kirk on the carnal coming up next. They're playing two bucks. You give up the most fantasy points to leverage so yes so we stack cuyler Marion Kirk a receiver and then. Dj More couldn't quite afford Curtis Samuel. That's three hundred bucks couldn't couldn't do it because we need a guys like Christian. McCaffrey CRISCO but We Mike Him. He's got a good floor. Moore's got the floor. You know there you go get her out. She reimann axe Jack Doyle. We rolled him at tight end because the colts so t y Hilton South this week against doused. Looks like percents GonNa play it. Looks like Jacoby percent. We'll play this week probably probably is gonNA also Bryant. Horror was fine but percents probably gonNA play but t y Hilton number. One receiver out out Peres. Karen Gamble out also the broken hands. So you've basically got Zack. Pascal's the number one receiver and then they're going to have to roll two tight end sets to compensate when you lose your top receivers news. And we'd like Jack Doyle odds for touchdown last week and we're like his odds going up against Miami their defense which is not good. It's not great not certainly certainly not great. Yeah do you think how many players in the dolphins defense he think you could name especially since Zombie and Howard and it keeps lead and all those guys are hurt and I think Reshad Jones might be hurts and make a fitzpatrick's gone. Yeah how players dolphins even see the guys can name not very many. Yeah name a few. All of them are not playing this week. Will the gravy and Howard rake one Mellon so on the dolphins isn't he got silence on this end on that Somebody fact check me on that. But I think he's they're Christian. Wilkins Rookie Tha that drafted. I don't know if he's on the injured list. I don't know if he's GonNa play injury report this week. Bobby McCain. We're making the case of Jack. Doyle's what we're doing. You don't think that everyone listening wants to hear about the dolphins defensive players. Let's not whatever having to watch all twenty two on the dolphins defense this okay. Well let's I think we gotta flex this week I'm going with Calvin Ridley obviously talked about. Julio he's just a lot cheaper in this game I think with Hamad Now a patriot. The passing games probably just going to run through. Julio Leo Ridley Hooper and I think that gives Ridley a pretty good floor this week. He's kind of our bargain guy in the roster with so many Stars and Scrub style thing. We got a lot of stars. Ars Up top and conscious had to fill roster so we like really at this spot with fifty three hundred rounded out with the colts defense because just because we think Ryan Fitzpatrick made the dolphins defense fence. Sorry offense better doesn't mean it's good also doesn't mean Ryan Fitzpatrick won't through to pick six to blow the game. So we fixes Love Ryan Fitzpatrick Fifties fifties good. But he's at the same time he's one of the most prone to just completely implode quarterbacks to either fits magic or fits tragic. Yeah as this lineup. We'll see which wanted wanted us all right
BGN Memories: 1980 Eagles Jerry Robinson Interview!
"Hello. Bleeding Green nation and welcome back to another edition of BGN memories powered by SP nation and weeding green nation I am your host John. STOLNIS. You can follow me on twitter at John Stolnis and coming up on this episode of Vga. Memories, we continue our look back at the nineteen eighty. Philadelphia Eagles, as we celebrate their fortieth anniversary of the team's. First, ever trip to the Super Bowl Super Bowl fifteen and of course, that fantastic season they had in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty when they were crowned NFC champions and I've got a fantastic guest on the podcast this week former pro bowl linebacker starter on that one, thousand, nine, hundred, Eighty Eagles, team Gerry Robinson the outstanding defensive, Star for the Eagles and. then. Later, the Los Angeles raiders former first round pick played with the birds from one thousand, nine, hundred, seventy, nine to nineteen, eighty-four, six seasons in the green and silver, and we're GONNA talk to Jerry about his memories of that Nineteen Eighty Eagles season coming up here in just a few minutes. But before we get to our very special guest we've been. Taking, a month by month look at this Philadelphia Eagles season in one, thousand, nine, hundred eighty, and when we last left off, the eagles had just finished off a three and one start to the season winning their first three games against the broncos, the Vikings and the giants, and then losing a game, they should have one to the cardinals in Saint Louis but. Once October hit this team went into overdrive and began an eight game winning streak that started with a home game against the Washington football team. Again, the Eagles One, twenty, four to fourteen that day another outstanding defensive effort by the Eagles Joe thighs men had a pretty poor day passing the football nineteen of thirty three for two, hundred, thirty, two yards just. One touchdown also an interception, a rating of seventy six point eight ricky classmate was the top rusher for the day for Washington just fifty eight yards on sixteen carries and Philadelphia Defense really did a number on a number of Washington receivers that day art monk just two catches for forty four yards that day Ronn Gorski didn't have to do a whole. Lot Eleven of twenty for one, hundred, ninety, three yards, two touchdowns, and an interception, a rating of one hundred point six on the day Harold Carmichael led the team with sixty three receptions scored a touchdown that day Leroy Harris also got a receiving touchdown. He had one catch for fifty one yards a fifty one yard touchdown in fact, ran seven times for. Twenty nine yards Wilbert Montgomery. Just fourteen rushes for forty-one Louis GM Mona ran eleven times for forty six yards and rushed for a touch. I actually had a receiving touchdown that day. So one reception for thirty yards pardon ME FOR LOUIS LOUIS GMO coming up big for the Eagles in that Game Philadelphia Out I down Washington eighteen to fourteen in that game. Philadelphia one turnover battle two to one, and that's really what helped seal the deal for Philadelphia in this game that moved them to five and one on the season up next in week six, the Eagles traveled to New York to take on the New York giants and they won that game handily thirty one to sixteen. The eagles twenty-three first downs on the day compared to the New York giants thirteen again, the eagles defense held the giants rushing attack to. Just eighty two yards on thirty two attempts. Another good solid day for wars. Ganja's didn't have to do a ton in this one, but was extremely efficient eighteen of twenty eight for two, hundred, twelve yards and a touchdown for a ninety nine point one rating again, this is a collective effort by this eagles team Luigia again led the team in rushing sixteen attempts for forty two yards. This is the point in the season in which they were without Wilbert Montgomery. Who went down with an injury? So the Philadelphia backfield was kind of a mix and match here with G. Amona Getting Sixteen carries. Billy Canfield. Getting eleven carries for twenty eight yards Perry Harrington, got four rushes for twenty, four Leroy Harris Five for fifteen Jim Colebreath one carry for three yards on the day. But a lot of these guys were also involved in the passing attack Gina Forty two yards rushing but fifty two yards receiving on the day canfield twenty. Eight yards rushing fifty one yards receiving on the day we Roy Harris fifteen yards rushing thirteen yards receiving, and then while he Henry Harold Carmichael Charlie Smith no one had more than thirty seven yards receiving. But it was a collective effort as the team managed to get in the end zone a number of times and pile up a twenty eight second half points in this ball game they were down the eagles were down sixteen to three at the half but. Rallied late with a dominant second-half performance in this one, Phil Simms, just fourteen of thirty three for ninety one passing yards one touchdown to interceptions for a thirty four point eight rating as the eagles moved to five and one on the season with their second win in a row and their third win in a row at home against the Dallas Cowboys, they want a tight defensive struggle seventeen to ten the eagles and cowboys came into the game with identical five in one records. This was a tremendous defensive battle. As Dallas as the Eagles and Dallas tied ten ten and halftime at halftime it was Charlie Smith fifteen yard pass from Ron Wars Ski. That was the difference in this one in the fourth quarter. Dallas actually had more first downs than the Eagles nineteen to fifteen and outgained them in total yards by one to forty, nine, two to forty eight, both teams lost a bunch. Of fumbles five lost fumbles combined in this one dallas loss to the eagles lost three Dallas won the turnover battle five to four, and yet it was the eagles who came out on top in this one. Danny. White a horrific day twentieth thirty, eight for two, twenty, two, no touchdowns three interceptions on the day. Drew Pearson was an animal in this one though eight catches for. One hundred seven yards they could not slow him down the eagles rushing attack had nothing will montgomery came back six attempts for twenty three yards in this one Lee Luigia. Mona against six carries for fourteen. Leroy Harris led all ball carries with eight catch. A eight carries for fourteen yards and billy canfield six, eight again the receivers no one over fifty nine yards on the day. As the defenses were engaged in a big defensive struggle but the eagles came out on top moving to six in one dropping the cowboys to five and two on the season, and then finally to finish up the month of October, the Eagles hosted the Chicago bears and in another tight one, one, seventeen to fourteen bears came in at three and four the eagles at six in one. The bears scored fourteen points in the third quarter to tie things up at fourteen it was a late Tony Franklin eighteen yard field goal that was the difference in this ball game twenty one first downs for the eagles seventeen for the bears. The Eagles did not gain the bears by much three Oh five to to thirty eight again, not an impressive performance on either side of the ball Ronge Gorski seven, fourteen, just a fifty percent completion percentage but no turnovers from him just seventy three yards passing two touchdowns on this one Joe passaic actually had to come in for an injured your ski he went seven eleven, eighty yards but no touchdowns no interceptions as the eagles managed to shut down. Vince Evans the Chicago quarterback two interceptions two more interceptions from this eagles defence ten of eighteen one, hundred, thirteen yards for Vince in this one as the as the. Eagles went onto edge the bears seventeen to fourteen, but a four game winning streak in October move the Philadelphia Eagles to seven and one in first place in the NFC east and when we come back, we're going to talk to Jerry Robinson about this Philadelphia Eagles team that started off seven and one went on this mid season eight game winning streak and his memories of that season. Some of the players he played with coach for meal coach, Marion Campbell, and the the NFC championship game against the cowboys as well as the disappointing Super Bowl fifteen performance against the Oakland raiders that's coming up next here on. BGN Memories. This advertiser content. We now have two point, three million people incarcerated in America less than seven percent of them are incarcerated for violent crime. That's attorney Geoffrey Robinson Director of the trump center for Justice and equality. His work inspired the making of who we are a podcast by Ben and Jerry's produced by vox creative who we are a chronicle of racism in America is hosted by peabody award winning journalist Carbel Wallace. Surely you knew this was a racist country. Does that mean for us today? The prison population in the United States has increased seven hundred percent since nineteen seventy. Black Americans make up almost forty percent of it. We didn't get here by accident. I didn't know these things because I hadn't been taught them, and then the question is why wasn't I taught them because this information it may be hidden, but it's hiding in plain sight who we are takes historic look at the disease of racism in America and traces back to its tipping points. This includes the tipping point we're at today I think Americans are watching and thinking and looking at this issue in ways they never have before and that's why I say this is our last best chance because if we don't get it right this time where America is headed is someplace I? Don't think anybody wants to go. How do we make our last best chance count listen to who we are a podcast by Ben and Jerry's and produced by box creative now streaming wherever you bet your podcasts. Support for this podcast comes from state farm with surprisingly great rates. State farm is the real deal when it comes to home and car insurance state farm agents are in your neighborhood ready to help personalize your insurance and you can manage your coverage, pay your bill or even file a claim right from your phone with the state farm mobile APP visit State Farm Dot com today to get a great rate without sacrificing great service that state. Farm Dot Com when you want the real deal like a good neighbor state farm is there well I am really excited to talk to my guest here this week for BG and memories as we continue to look back at the one, thousand, nine, hundred and Philadelphia Eagles team One of the great linebackers from that club Jerry Robinson is joining BG and Memories Jerry Thank you so much for coming on the pot how are you my friend? I'm doing great man I'm here in in northern California out here actually very close to wherever meal winds are In out here. Yeah. This is norma. County. His the NAPA. So I'm here dealing with fires and smoke and all that kind of crazy noticed that about five and I'm still good man. Thank you for having me really you know bleeding green nation man is this so many memories that I have about being in Chile Philly. Oh. Yeah. I guess if you're in La Guy, it must have been. A. Little bit about about you on the Philadelphia Eagles website and you were recounting about draft night because you're taking the team in the first round in one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, nine, and waiting to hear you. Be Selecting. You and you started to look at it and you start to think the most of the teams that are left are kind of these cold weather cities I'm ucla guys you're a little bit nervous about that right? You no not a little bit nervous man I was in I was pacing up and down like in the waiting room for my first child before I was walking around. But you know what? Though John, it all worked out it all worked out perfectly man I had a chance to be drafted by coach dig mill and the Philadelphia Eagles and he was my coach Ucla and I remember my mom telling me she said. That you know what Pumpkins I know. You're going three thousand miles away. From from your family she said, but the good thing of it is coach Famille is like a father to you You ever have any problems. You know you're can always go to him or his wife and Ad Family. So she said she felt bad she felt good that I was leaving. You know not that I was leaving two thousand miles but I was going somewhere to where. Somebody cared for me, and so that was important. That was that was that was refreshing. I I WANNA talk a little bit more about Dick per meal because obviously is such such an important figure that one, thousand, nine, hundred, Eighty Eagles team, and he took a team that for a decade and a half two decades had just been among the worst teams in the NFL and when you get like that when you're when you're a franchise that just continues to lose year after year, it can kind of start to feel like you don't ever have the ability. To get out of it and it must have been an incredibly. It was an incredibly difficult thing for him to be able to transform the the team, not only with talent but also with attitude to transition you from feeling like you're a loser feeling like you're not a winner to to all of a sudden being a champion had something he talked about a lot. What was what was Vick meal the coach Lake from the time you came on board in Nineteen seventy-nine. See I. Knew Him like I said, my freshman year UCLA. So I knew what I was in store for I knew that we were going out work everybody in anybody and is hard as we worked as ballplayers he worked harder even as a coach and his staff and You know it was. It was sad when he left me after my freshman year but you know what I knew what the what Philadelphia was getting for the eagles getting you know, and then you by coach most program it's about family and about you it's about us you know about about a group of people and like you said, it was amazing what he did when he got your how he turned out whole program around I remember I'm a native Californian. So in the seventies, the eagles you know the teams win the Super Bowl with what the steelers and the cowboys and the raiders jumped in their little bit. So you know I didn't really know a whole lot about Eagles sure. No. But but if but I learned about it real soon, and like you said, when he got cushioned got their, you know a couple of years that Miracle Mellow, medal landsman Herman Edwards it just turned around and to be able. To to take a losing program. So when you have a losing program, you have losing the attitudes are Kinda like that too, and it has an effect on the city also and Cushman meal was able to do as he was able to to light a fire under the city under the team and everybody came back together and the passion of the Philadelphia, Eagles fans just went off the chart because they were rooting for the teams back in the seventies when they weren't very good. Right imagine what happened after her scooped up that Joe Facade check which still makes no sense. The hell. Joe was doing but that right there and in fan base has got a chance to be even louder and. More. And more recognized because the winning attitude and it actually came and went and traditional while kosher meal. was there. What kind of connections do you still have with the city of Philadelphia? Obviously, you're in northern California but I have found that most athletes who spend a lotta time in Philadelphia kind of leaves. Leaves a little bit of an imprint on them. Oh you know what? It's like fly. You know when I turn on on Sunday are you know sports? I check the raiders are check the eagles. I always check. You know because the eagles you know was the team that I went to that I was drafted by the. Professional. NFL. Career. Dream. Came true and I'm very grateful for that because I was part of something that was really good. You know while I was there for six years and I'll always be Eel San always native California. I grew up being raiders fan but I am a diehard eagles fan too. I'm always watching you know unfortunately, things are going to well right now but you know what's Interesting to visit all you gotTA. Do is win the division that's the most important. No matter how many ways you have just just winning. Six might get it done this year. Jerry. That's that's that's interesting thing. Bob Don't matter just. Didn't here because remember this 'cause back and super bowl thirteen you know for the nineteen eighty season you know the the Oakland Raiders I mean they were a wildcard team they were able to get in you just want to get in and they went on and became you know and they wanted to beaten us but you know anyway, you just want to get in so. With these early with these early episodes of of the Nineteen Eighty Eagles team Bijan memory episodes that I'm doing here I'm kind of going month by month and kind of walking through the season just a little bit and when you guys hit October, you were three and one. But then you went on a long winning streak and the team just it has to be just an incredible feeling to to get on that kind of A. Role you didn't lose a game in October and was I think it was an eight game winning streak that you guys had in the middle of that season onto double check that but I think it was it was really must be something at what point in one thousand nine, hundred, eighty season did you know this is different than than last year that this is actually where we have a chance to be the best team in football. You know it was. Let me put it this way. When we played The Dallas Cowboys For the Conference Championship. Going into that game, you know it was like it was eye opener because you know, hey, you guys guess what? To do is win one more game. We are in the Super Bowl and as a young kid at any sports, you play Football Basketball Baseball, whatever it is. You always dream about being a champion in that sport you know the world champion and whatever sport it is, and we had the opportunity for the third time planted out cowboys in in Veterans Stadium where it was so cold I'm telling you that was Eighty and right now is twenty twenty I still think I'm still thawing out from the evening it was cold and to be in that situation and we went in there and and we beat you know when they came to us and we beat the Dallas Cowboys in the whole stadium just loaded and you know I I didn't I didn't have any I didn't experience what went on before I. Got there. Okay. I. Came there in nineteen seventy nine and the guys that were already on the team in cushing. Got There. Those were the ones that I was looking at and Oh my God, the joy on their face. It was just it was unbelievable because they've had more of a struggle to get there. I just showed up two years later you know we're in there and but they had to fight through it and they had to buy into the coach knows program and It was just it was just awesome. It really was you know and I gotta status I just remember that game allies marabout about that game. You know I remember we'll Montgomery I I remember our offense exploded defensive defense was firing on all cylinders are special teams The matter of fact we had to number one special teams in national football league I mean come on man I mean we had started on that team, the replace special teams and special teams. The big thing you guys because that's the biggest change of yardage anywhere you know. So you know. We were playing a great game and I remember twenty doors got hurt. We heard Tony Dorsett early in the game and he left the game you know and he never showed up he didn't. He didn't return and got the locker room. You know we had heard that you know he was sitting there thinking had he took a couple of x Ray I think he had a crack real whatever it was and it was sitting there while he was waiting for his. Back, he was watching the game in you know Davidson Unbelievable Training Room And next thing you know. He's sitting there watching the game and he decided to grab a bowl of Davis's. Legendary chilly and Peace Corps that Hell I'm not going back out there. So I. decided not to come back. Yeah. So that and I I still see Mr Tosa face. When he came in the locker room in a game was over I mean. Let's take you back. Go back a little bit here because it was it was a lady named Jean Kennedy a broadcast Jane Thank Kennedy, and she was the first lady that I remember being in the locker room. The game was over you know Irv Cross was there great earned crossing there and John Kennedy Rent Mercersburg Musburger. Might have stopped being there it was like. I know that this is a moment. I'll never forget when I saw. Mr Toast with five thousand dollar pseudo. He was clean bed even want to the look on his face. It was like you know what we did it. We got where we needed to be but there was a job that we need job was finished and but anyway at that moment right there that that game against the Dallas cowboys for the third time. That year it was was some special matter of fact I got a picture of it in my in my office is on the other side of the wall step I I'm up in the air and about the stop on some offensive Lineman's here. Anyway. That's good. I like the excitement. Good. We need. We need that I guess how how did what did he say to you guys in the days leading up to that game when you knew it was Dallas for the NFC title game in Philadelphia Veteran Stadium and you knew sixty five thousand we're going to be in that stadium going nuts. What did he say to you in the days leading up to that game? Did he have to say much what did he say he didn't have to say a whole lot because the guys that were there prior to me getting there On the team set nine, those one, the guys that have been through those real hard times you know they're talking about what an opportunity we have here you know to make history to be part of the first super bowl team. I'll go they wanted nineteen sixty with a world championship and this was the first opportunity for You know we can be representing the Philadelphia Eagles in in a super bowl and that's really what it was about man and we continue to work hard and you know we believe that we get it done. And we just we believe in each other and that was was about, I'm GonNa tell you right now. The Philadelphia Eagles fans that day and every day ask you. You know they were phenomenal man they were phenomenal. I. Mean definitely a home field advantage planner that day. So we were prepared to play. We just knew that we were one game away. We work three hours away from going to the big show. You talk about the big show. A lot of people have been a lot of people have said and I think this mostly came from raiders players that that you've got that the Philadelphia Eagles were tight heading into the game and that per meal had you guys all wrapped up around the axle and that maybe that you'd spend everything that you had in the NFC championship game in one thousand, nine, hundred, eighty what do you? What do you say to that? I'll tell you what there's a lot of super bowl games that. The Conference Championship. Games of better than some of the Super Bowl performances by the teams that have lost put it that way and You know we we changed a little bit. You know we're always hardworking crew You know we deal with we had to do and it just did not turn out the way that we had hoped for turn turnout and you know that memory you know being part of on the Philadelphia Eagles. Super Bowl fifteen team was something special in my life nerve else's life. It was great to get there. But you know speaking of memories you know is a bad if you don't win yeah yeah. and. So now speaking of that. The Raider players since then I got traded to the to the raiders La Raiders in. An eighty five and from eighty five to the present moment. Those Raider players on that team played against the Eagles fifteen they never let me forget it. I'll give the whole call someone. Assume me Jimmy A pitcher Super Bowl Super Bowl v team. Ring but it's all love. But you know what? No we had to do. This is it hurts me that we weren't able to. Bring. That trophy back to Philadelphia, because you know at the time, you know their fans are fans they deserved it because they were. You know very passionate about about their team they loved her team. So that's that's that's a little. Disappointed me yeah the red I mean the following year nineteen eighty-one, you made the pro bowl for the first time in your career. How was it getting getting back up for another season after coming that close? Did you did you find that it was that you were just as hungry the next year? Yeah. You hungrier because you know you didn't finish the deal in the game you didn't follow through and you didn't complete the goals they. Set for yourself and I learned something. But I tell you what if you ever those players when you? If you get an opportunity to go to the big dance, you know enjoy it appreciated because you may not ever get back there again and it never happened again for me while I was with, you know with because at that point. So. Enjoy, enjoy the moment be prepared for it. You know soaking everything you can because it is truly a special special moment but yeah, we thought well, it's like this we go to super bowl and everybody's like, Oh, now they're really preparing for US differently. This ain't the eagles are the six sixties, our seventies early seventies or whatever it is going to dry spell's this is a different football team because they are capable of win on me. Hey, I mean I believe that your worst he was he was the MVP and our defense was number one like I said. We just had everything clicking AMU-. You know. Unfortunately more able to continue to roll out of the end because it just didn't. You know this didn't work out that way stuff and that's the way it is in sports, right? I. Mean Bits Bits Pretty hard to repeat and go back to the big dance this you've been there the first year so. It's not an easy task. I wanted to get some some of your memories from the defense that you played on in in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, you played with some great players you played with some hard hitters and it was a different era of football when when you were allowed to really. Physically to say, yeah, a desk about that. You know what was what do you? What do you see in today's game? That's that's different from when you guys were hitting people back in the early eighties. I is more bump protecting. You know the ball players because of the concussions in the head situations you know it it got a lot of attention with it should have gotten attention. Earlier, and they're trying to make the game safer and I I'm glad of that because you don't want to see anybody go through any. Brain. Trauma getting hit in the head. So they're trying to make the game safe that started lack about it. But back in the day was able to do whatever we needed to do and like like you said I played I was thinking about this you know I played with. Some great football players I mean you know there's there's Bill Burgi just bubba and you know just watching Bill Burger the way he would move big do look by Grizzly Adams. Would a big water? Read Manner Levi, Gary Tunas mouth. He could just flow like the water in. The play with Franklin massive. They had Charlie Johnson and Dennis Harrison and John Bunting. Oh my God you know what went when I left the Philadelphia Eagles and and came to the raiders were had seven more years to play. You know I look back and I thought about J., B. and I said, you know what? Man? That was one of the smartest football. Players I've ever been wrong in my entire life. He was always calm but he always studied any new the game and how much I really appreciate it because I knew I could go to him if I had a question and he could tell you about everybody's position on defense you know So I was frankly master me and and Reggie Wilkes and Harrison. Karl Harrison Dennis Harrison and didn't you know second I? A lot of fun we had. We had a really good football team and we were always trying to the ball. You guys are in a hurry. It was like like attract me to get to you know who can get to the bottom here because you know if you got at least you get to hear your name. Stadium. Here Dan Baker mentioned your name. Yeah. That's a good thing, right? You know what? People always ask me when I came, I got treated from the raiders from the Eagles to the raiders they rely on this is like painted vet. Stadium. E fails I tell you what man? Does the most passionate bands in the world and they travel will to and I said, you know what I said I can say that I've played I part of my NFL career. In a Football Stadium Com veteran stadium. It actually had a jail sale. I understand you I said now you that was for us really knows where the fans. Yeah. No I love that though it's not gonNA live that down. But no should way that's a badge of honor you know what I mean. That Santa Claus during I'll let you know what? I I was out. Tell you what now you know don't mess with Eagles fans come correct and everything will be okay. That's right. So. One of the memories that people have of those early eighties eagles teams of Marion Campbell when he became head coach but a lot of people forget. He was a great defensive coordinator for you guys can. Can you talk a little bit about Marion Campbell and what he did for your thoughts? The Swamp Fox? Yeah. You would man he was brilliant coach Campbell and I you know when I became the signal callers on defense you know you spend a lot more time with your defensive coordinator could get the hand signals like a little green dot. We didn't have green dot on our home and now somebody talk to you had to take the signals from from the silent. A lot of respect for Code Campbell I mean. We knew that. The defensive. He called for those particular players is the best defensive we could be announced up to us to do is up to the individual and psychologically knowing that. That the the call the puts you in a position to defensive positions you need to be in if the one that you did you need to be end all we have to do is executed it's a great feeling. It really is 'cause it's a lot of confidence I mean, like I said defense we were hot man we were harden and you know could Campbell with a great defensive coordinator go awesome defensive coordinator. Georgia. Yeah. Chooses. I loved the one, the one video I I always see from him. It's an all the eagles highlight videos from one thousand, nine, hundred hits during the first quarter the vikings game in the playoffs when the Vikings jumped on top of you guys and I think he's yelling at you guys a little bit like you ain't hit nothing out there we need to hit. We need to start hitting the name of the Games hitting an execute and it's just it's a great piece of audio from from for Mary Campbell was what it is. When you know course Campbell was cool calm collected. You know what I mean it really was southern drawl and this and that, but you know what if he got? It if he had to get upset you know in any in any would and he did and it was a shock for us we needed to be shocked and You know sometimes you need people to bring you back you know. Back back to where we need to be in a situation, you're talking about, yes, he definitely had our attention. Our Will Jerry last question for you, and you may have already answered this question. So if you have I mean just any final thoughts on it, but just what is what is one lasting or maybe your favorite memory from the Nineteen Eighty Eagles season? The nineteen was the. When we beat the Dallas Cowboys in the Conference Championship game that was to me that was huge and that that was. That was A. Little Kid, you know watching other people playing the Super Bowl. In when dog on me that you know we just won this game and we are going to the Super Bowl and then McFadden and whitehead decided to make a no stopping us now Philadelphia Eagles version of it, and it was just it was one of the happiest days of my life. You know nineteen eighty there was a lot of things going on but all down at you know. Like. You said earlier, we you know we've got a win streak but proud of that West we weren't on one but were able to pull together and believe one another and get it done and and one, thousand, nine, hundred eighty for me the excitement that we enjoyed. We were able to give it back to the city of Philadelphia to the fans of Philadelphia. You know for anybody that worked anywhere in Philadelphia. It gave a lot of tried. To know that we're going to the Super Bowl. And so that was that's a long there yet he didn't turn out the way I wanted to turn out, but you know what that that moment though it was a great feeling man. I. Felt, like we were rockstars and that's one thing about you know if you're an athlete and you're in Philly man. You're very fortunate because you're going to be around some very passionate. Fans you. No matter of fact some might show up at your door if you do some. Not. Now. But you know you got ring and all that other stuff. Hide you miss that tackle third into anyway third seven but anyway, oh my gosh well I don't doubt it. Listen probably probably the best number fifty, six to everywhere Eagle Green and silver Jerry Robinson phenomenal linebacker pro bowl linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles, and of course, remember the Nineteen Eighty Philadelphia Eagles Team Jerry I. Know You have a podcast that you also do What is the podcast? How do people what do people on the the the podcast of call people doing good and you just go to wherever you listen to. Your podcast and I'm a CO host of this show and you know a couple of years ago we myself coast. We started this show because it's just near had been so much and you're still there's so many negative things. So many bad things got pandemic going on that you know I it's good to have people on the show that it doing good things to make a difference in people's lives in. Those type here the president of shoes for kids. And what we do is we we provide many choose as possible to children who don't have have shoes or you know mothers there might be in a situation where you know they might be a single mom or a family that might not be you know real good standings far as monies concern and we've been able to. And maybe four thousand pairs choose to kids. So we can just see the smiles on their faces. Shoes for kids as h h shoes the number four K. ide- and So is about giving back John I it really is. You know you know I, mean my for our platform from back in the day is nothing like the platform from these young athletes have now but you know what? You know there's still a lot of good people from the from the past and learn time ago. You know you know you gotta give back you know if you've been fortunately to give some back. So that's what I've been doing. I can change deal to try to bring as many good people as we possibly can to our podcast. Yeah. It's been a pleasure being on the show man you know bleeding green nation. That's exactly what it is. Fly Eagles fly and I'll tell you what you know when one more thing. Yeah. About my experience. Being with the Philadelphia Eagles for six years. You know. Had a great opportunity meet some great people you know. Of course from meal. You know we're still friends when he comes up here to Labor Day you know try have lunch with him and you know and hero Carmichael. I'm so glad he made it. You know pro football hall of fame I mean, that's my daughter Jackie. That's that's her godfather. So you know and you know a mytalk, Reggie Wilkes on my talk to different people and it's the friendships that I've made over the course of the year and one of the strongest bond that I have with another human being you know especially in my heart. Harold. Carmichael. Yeah you know and. So I just wanted to say that man I'm glad he made it to pro football fan you know and you know coach from your needs to get off in there because he's done some remarkable as head coach. Not only he's taking teams in turn losers the winters he turned cities in the champions and he's changed the whole. A lot of different people so Big John Thank you. For allowing me to be on his bleeding green nation man because really I. Am fly was black. That's where it all started at are always a always checking on the eagles time and and you know God bless you man stay safe man and once again thank you so much. Big Jaw. Jerry. Thank you so much and fought by the way folks. If you want to follow Jerry on Instagram Jerry, Robinson fifty-six fifty-seven is how you find Jerry on instagram and go to shoes for kids. Dot Com shoes the number four K. ide- dot Com Jerry. Thanks so much. You Array there while great interview there with Jerry Robinson to wrap up this episode of Bgn Memories. Again, my thanks to Jerry for taking some of his time to to chat with us about this one thousand nine, hundred, Eighty, Philadelphia Eagles team as we remember forty years ago, the team that took this franchise to their first Super Bowl appearance that'll do it. For this edition of BGN memories. Thanks everybody for tuning and make sure that you keep checking out leading green nation dot com for all the recap of the eagles giants Thursday night football game We'll get you all the latest comments from the coaching staff and the players and all the reaction you come to love and trust from bleeding green dot com, and don't forget to give a five star rating and review all the bleeding nation podcasts that will be coming your way here over the next few days as we recap the eagles and giants on Thursday night. Thanks everybody for tuning in talk to you next time here on BGN. ooh.
Falato on Football: Week 5 Review...Giant Mistakes, Changes in Atlanta, Browns 4-1
"Podcast listeners, we are amazing avenue, the espy nation New York mets site. I'm Chris McShane and every week Brian Salvator and I discussed the current state of the mets amazing, avenue audio. The show we try to look at the mets from a somewhat logical point of view and not get too deep into panic city. We also answer your emails give weekly music recommendations and try not to get too frustrated with the team. You can find the show on apple podcasts on stitcher on spotify or wherever you get your podcasts and let's go mets. Hello everyone and welcome to week five's edition of Balado on football brought to you on the big blue view radio network giants SP nation platform. I am the host Nicholas Philosophy, and we had a strange slate of games here in week five. But first off, there was a lot of schedule changes, eight schedule changes, and I'm not going to sit here and go through every single one of them. You can go to shelters twitter and check it out. He tweeted it. Sunday all the changes, but it's all going to. Be Contingent on the game at Tuesday seven o'clock. Bills Titans on that game actually occurring and by the time you guys are listening to this right. Now, it may not if another positive test arises down there in Tennessee so I'm not going to go through all the changes but there have been plenty of changes that end up affecting week a week eleven weeks six a bunch of by weeks just jumbled around, and there's a lot of changes very fluid situation with Kobe nineteen. So please just be paying attention to that. So. We got to see some really interesting things. Here we five some games were competitive. Some were pretty gross. We got to see Joe flacco threw a touchdown to Jamison crowder. And the Kansas City chiefs suffered their first loss of the season after Raiders Defensive Coordinator Paul Guenther, put up just second-half clamps. On the high powered offense led by mahomes there were really some cool storylines as well like the football team having to put Alex Smith into the game after Kyle Allen suffered what appeared to be a head injury, but once Allen was ready to come back into the game. Smith stay on the field when the score was twenty, two seven. So I guess Ron Rivera felt that Alex Smith had a decent shot maybe leading the team back to to his wisdom even though there's probably a lot of rust on Alex Smith due to the fact that he had overcome. Elect to get back there talking about grit and resilience Alekseev has all that. But despite all those facts he was sacked, I WANNA say four times in this game Allen was sacked three times. I mean blocking Aaron Donald just does not seem like a fun task whatsoever but seeing Alex Smith on the field was pretty cool and there was also some devastating events that occurred. None worse than what happened to Dak Prescott against the giants with about six forty six left in the third quarter on design quarterback draw. Prescott. Hit the be gap made a man missing space and then he was tackled to the ground the defensive back that tackled him his weight came down hard on the back of Dax Ankle and acts angle was basically sort of dislocated from his leg and you could see it on the. Television at first I just thought his shoe was coming off or something like that. That looks a little awkward. I. Look Close and I was like, oh no and I saw him in pain and I was like that's Really devastating to our hearts go out to Dak Prescott. Does have a speedy recovery. It was just a very tragic injury for Prescott and Dallas and hate to see that kind of stuff as for the giants and cowboys game. It was once again. A very frustrating loss for New York who was very competitive and they did something that I felt wasn't feasible at least. That's what it seemed like the last few years they jumped out to an early lead scoring on their first possession with an end around to Ebony Ingram for six points, and then they force Dak Prescott into throwing a bad interception that led to cuyler factor looking like John elway and diving headfirst for the pylon to go up fourteen to three these are things. That were not exactly used to, but the giants had familiar struggles that plague them in this game long drives ending and feel Gul's poor red zone efficiency for the most part disciplined penalties that led to huge swings. Momentum New York had two touchdowns called back on penalties one an illegal shift because Cameron, Fleming wasn't set on a disguised field goal pass for a touchdown and the other was a rub row by -demia. Rally that removed a Slayton touchdown just really really frustrating kind of stuff. I don't like seeing this disciplined team shoot themselves in the foot. By. Committing eight penalties that cost them eighty one yards. Kim Fleming, you know the offense. is going to try to get that playoff in a hasty manner. You know that's coming. Get Down Your said it looked like he was taking his time to get down in your sack. And Blake Martinez he agrees. With all this rhetoric about Oh, we're. So close we just need to change Blah Blah Blah that kind of attitude is just enough and he said after the game quote. that. This point in time that there's enough of this. Oh, we were. So close where doing better where getting there it's time to win. It's a result business. We need to go out there and win we need to get the job done. It's time for that now and quote. Couldn't agree more. This team just seems incapable of winning. Every game, it seems like teams going to lose. It doesn't matter the situation that team put themselves in. These are the types of mistakes that you just cannot have. A good football teams do not suffer. But the giants aren't a good football team. Every week or talking about little errors here or little errors there at end up inevitably leading. This team to one final outcome a loss. Every week it happened again here. Mean Yeah Ryan Lewis could have been called for a pass interference against Gallup on that final pass play, but it didn't even matter because Dalton through a good ball and Gallup still caught talking about penalties for a reason one of the preface what I just said. The giants aren't a good football team not making excuses but now since I preface that I can complain about the no call. On bj Hill. Pj who was held for about two seconds on that cooper to the sideline catch on that last drive helped set up a field goal. The REF looked right at an who looked like he was going to throw his flag and he just didn't. Mean that's egregious missed by the officials especially after they were so cavalier with their whistles the entire game. I won't sit here and blame the loss on. Losses on the giants of course. But if you're going to call several ticky tack penalties on a team and then swallow your whistles like fricken pacman with some animated fruit. I want to Kalyani crap. A lot of ticky tacky calls. The giants were being called for in this game and you don't you miss that you missed that one. Come on man NFL's that'd be better than that. Still. Giants in deserved the win. Their issues with this giant squad Andrew Thomas does not look not at all. His second half was a bit better than the first, but he's still getting beat really bad inside. On inside counters or just on over sets. He can't. Overcome. Over setting and he'll always get beat inside. And his technique is just. Really. Really bad. There's a lot of technical issues right here. His hands and his feet do not move consistently with each other they are not in. His Punch is just not there. His footwork is sloppy is or slow. He doesn't adapt threw a pass it. He gets beat by one movie doesn't know how to handle the counter. Says not the same player that we saw Jordan and I saw a lot of flaws with him at Georgia I did. But I don't think he was going to be this bad. He's been really bad. And I know it's only been five games. But I'm, getting, tired of. Listing all these excuses needs to be more consistent at this point. It's not Eric Flowers not saying that he is what he needs to be more consistent. It's not good. And one of those plays we got beat around the edge L. Lead to the Daniel Jones fumbled for six point Albeit Jones could have stepped up into the pocket bit could`ve By still got beat clearly around the by demarcus Lawrence. Alexander Thomas caught that two point conversion. That was a cool little wrinkle I guess. Especially since he bobbled in drop, it would have been that would really pissed a lot of giants fans off. All season dowse failed to generate any sort of pass rush but then they go up against the giants and they can put pressure on Jones. There's frigging two thousand, seven giants or something. Not. Even like he was sacked all that much but he was still getting pressured. It's crazy man. I'll tell you one thing that was Kinda cool especially early on in this game. New York was able to run the football. Down the throats a Dallas because Mike Nolan doesn't seem to have his is dotted or T.'s cross with his defense. On the day gall looked pretty spry looked nimble at five, twenty, four freemen. The ball seventeen times for sixty. And a touchdown. I gotTA same angares. playcalling was very, very conservative. Outside of that last driver to you ran on first and ten all the two times. He's definitely coordinator who plays for the sticks plays for the first down not the big play, which there's pros to that, and there are constant. Some of the cons you're gonNA shrink the defense to the intermediate short parts of the field especially when you don't have a burner that can really stretch them vertical. And Talk Combat about the fact that you have a week off line. Just shortens the. Fuel a little bit. I mean, don't get me wrong I know giants fan hate when these excuses are made. But it is somewhat difficult to generate offense with these weapons with the week offense of line with the lack of cohesiveness especially in terms of using pre snap motion and having that sort of timing off figured out to move slowly with the young offensive line. However. With that pointed out, trying to give the guy his credit's due diligence. Garrett could be a bit more aggressive in certain spots for sure. I mean, yeah the giants put up thirty four points. Looks Cool. Awesome. Got The thirty Mark Yeah. But the offense only scored two touchdowns against his Dallas Defense? The giants defense scored the other on the factual will pick six and then Graham Gano kicked four field goals. In those four goals. One was off of twelve play drive. To were off of nine play drives and another was off a template drive and right there by product when you consistently call place to attack the sticks the by product is a lack of explosive plays long drives. You may win the time of possession and that's great. But if you keep just resulting in three points, not GonNa win a lot of games. The possibility for you not to finish in the red zone because your team isn't exactly great when the fueled shortens up. Pretty high the giants have proved that in two twenty twenty. They're not. In the red zone, they settle for three way too often. I feel the giants need a bit more balanced to their attack especially in terms of the vertical stretch, the vertical attack I don't know why they don't nobody wants to use of an ingram the seem has to be something on him. Last, two coaching staffs hadn't magnitude it a little bit. News a rookie and always great runner. But I mean I would imagine he'd be able to seem route. But the personnel the giants offense I mean, it doesn't help this either it's just not a great situation. But when you keep settling for field goals. Going to put yourself into some bad situations and even with that the giants yet again had a chance to win another football game in two thousand twenty. But they were not disciplined enough nor did they execute well enough again. I mean, we knew CD lamb was going to be a problem of the same Dallas has used him well as the number three receiver close to the tight end to really four safety's into conflict and Glam was targeted eleven times. He caught eight of them for a hundred and twenty four yards kids an absolute stud cooper for the most part received James Bradberry treatment. And Gallup got up for that final drive. Of the Game Schultz was running routes but was never targeted. And Zeke feasted for nineteen carries ninety one yards and two touchdowns. And I know she'll tad a catch I'm just saying wasn't that much. Very fortunate. What happened the deck again, we hope for speedy recovery Lorenzo. Carter. As well suffered an Achilles injury. I mean. We're not hundred percent of the severity of it right now but it was not good for the giants to not have Carter or oceans and NS on the game. I Wonder York, will sign a veteran edge. Maybe we'll see some of campground or Coughlan soon. Hopefully, the rental Carter will be. Okay. As for the giants team. And an opportunity to put themselves into great position to win this divisional game. which would put them into a great position to possibly work their way up the ladder win. This division is division is terrible. It's embarrassing. But they couldn't get it done. The little things seemed to get them again. They just couldn't get it done and sadly. That seems to be. all-too-familiar. For. The recent New York giants. So. Let's go. And visit the other. Ignominious New York football team. Yes and pulling out the VOCAB words here. while. The combined New York Football Record Ladies, and Gentlemen of Oh and ten zero and ten that's zero wins. Zero dubs zero credibility. And Ten losses ten Elle's ten YIKES W T F. I don't know how long as has left. Him and Dan Quinn, who is now on five as well. Damn. I mean, that's such a crabby image when you think about it between the giants, the jets and the team that can never finish anybody off the Atlanta Falcons. Those teams are Oh and fifteen, zero and fifteen. So Gross. But the jets dropped his game to the cardinals in thirty to ten battle. Honestly, the cardinals looked bad early on. was their second consecutive road trip to the East Coast for one o'clock start and the rush showed early. Last, week they went to Carolina and they got beat and the travel back to the west coast just to come back to the east coast some teams stay on the East Coast on those double week. Trips they did not know the San Francisco Forty niners did that one play two games at metlife they spent? The week in West Virginia. The cardinal said we're playing the jets go home sleep in our beds and. Really screw up Arnel clocks. It's not GonNa really matter and I guess they right. You know a little rusty in the beginning. I mean beginning of was just punt city for a long time both teams three and out three and out three in out. Team started scorn a bit in the second half but I was. Know. Just. Wasn't really that Great Joe FLACCO eighteen for thirty three, one, hundred, ninety, five yards, and a touchdown was only sack times I mean he's a statue back there. Levy on bell thirteen carries for sixty yards. Jamison crowder had ten targets, eight catches for one sixteen in the one touchdown. Trayvon West go into the game west. Virginia's own. Trayvon Westville. Braxton Berrios. I mean. Look at the Arizona Cardinals Kenyan drake into the end zone. The gross eighteen for sixty three point three average got in the end zone sure. If anybody started in vanity no, he was like A. Early to. ended up paying off a little bit here but it does not look great. especially when chase them look as good as he did get three cares for thirty six yard touchdown himself and then Keiler Murray Three hundred eighty yards passing one touchdown also one touchdown rushing thirty one yards on the ground and then De'andre Hopkins had one touchdown hundred, thirty, one yards and six catches. That's The New York jets snares cardinals, and then there was the AFC. North battle between the bengals and the Ravens ended as expected for rookie quarterback Joe Borough. Against a powerhouse Raymond's defense that actually finally looked like the powerhouse we expect them to be the Bengals lose this game twenty seven to three and yet again, Lamar Jackson to crack hundred ninety yards passing. Do you remember? When the Mark Jackson was good football that bridge farm remembers. I'm playing. Kind of. But His team won and that's all that really matters. Borough was getting wreck though we sacks seven times in this game I mean after Mixon's breakout game last week, he couldn't do anything on the ground mustering only fifty nine yards on twenty four carries and if he asked me how I would have envisioned this game for the Bengals at noon on. Sunday. I would've said this. Was this was probably what was going to happen Joe Borough was GONNA struggle. Wasn't going to be able to move the football that well, he only ended up throwing one, hundred, eighty, three yards had one interception. Can take the lumps as a rookie on the road divisional match up against a really good defense. Good remark. He's Brown who finally scored a touchdown six for seventy seven and one touchdown on eleven targets. So he didn't only get six targets this week. Awesome. The Mark Andrews continues to be a solid fantasy contributor titan despite not playing many snaps he went six for fifty six and one touchdown online nine targets. Then we also Devon do rene also added a really athletic and around for forty two yards and he seems to be a gadget player in this offense. Where we can maybe expect to play like this from him every week it's the rookie at Texas they just keep adding talented players to this team. As for Cincinnati, a green is old got hurt in his game. T Higgins had eight targets caught four them for sixty two yards. And then we also tyler. Boyd, six targets call four of them for forty two yards, Andrew sample getting a bunch of twos in his statue to targets two receptions for twenty two yards. That might be bad luck. But if you look at the average eleven per catch, not to Tuesday to once, which is a two anyways I'm going to stop with that. Right, before we go on with the rest of the Games, please enjoy a minute or two from our sponsor. Searching. For what to stream next, HBO Max. Where all of HBO meets the Greatest Collection of movies, shows and Max originals for everyone in the family. Discover something fresh to watch with new HBO series like lovecraft country from Jordan Peele Michelle. Green, and J.j Abrams or the undoing starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant. You can also jump into a new Max original like Selena Gomez's new cooking show, Selena and chef or the flight attendant a dark new comedic thriller starring Kelly Cocoa Ridley Scott's even producing a new series called raised by wolves. Whether you want to rewatch classic favorites or finally get into that show your friends have recommended a thousand times HBO. Max has something for everyone. Starts Dreaming Today and find your next favorite download the APP or visit Hbo Max Dot Com to start your free trial. Espionage in presents the SP nation NFL show five weekday episodes to get you through the grind of the NFL season. With your favorite espy nation community leaders you'll get reactions to what happened on Sunday film breakdowns fearless takes local expert analysis, fantasy, football advice, and so much more. There's a little something for everyone on the SP nation. NFL show. Be Sure to subscribe on Apple podcasts or your favorite podcast APP to be sure you don't miss a single episode. Oh. That means we have some breaking news here on Polat football as I am recording this during Sunday night football actually there's two little bits I guess Dobbin cooked just left the game to go to the locker room. My hope that he's okay because he's an absolute stud and the Atlanta Falcons head coach, Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dmitrov have been relieved of their duties. Now, the Falcons are still finalising the interim coach as of right now, they do have to former NFL head coaches on their staff and Raheem Morris and Dirk. Cutter. So. We're not one hundred percent. Sure as of right now, who will be the head coach but they're cleaning house and I know we mentioned him earlier in the same breath as Adam Gates, but it looks like Dan Quinn. He's now out of a job as a general manager Thomas Metro when five start, you cannot overcome specially after you were almost fired last year. It seems like the Falcons team loves their coach but the organization Arthur blank owner is going to be moving in a different direction. So on that note, let's dive into that Panthers Falcons game with the Falcons lost at home to the Panthers Twenty Three To Sixteen Matt Ryan had an awful Game Two, hundred, twenty, six yards passing zero touchdowns. One Interception Todd Gurley actually rushed for one hundred, twenty, one yards on fourteen carries and a touchdown still looks old there. That's still a thing but he's just. Getting it done and Calvin. Really. There's no Julio. Jones. In his game eight, one, thirty, six on ten targets and this was the last game that Dan Quinn who's Moorestown. Native obviously more stocks close to my heart I. lived there he Will be the last game that he coaches as an Alanna Falcon and in this game possession was dominated by the Carolina Panthers Mike Davis ran all over the team was very involved in the preceding game as well. Riley Anderson Eight. For one twelve DJ more also had one catch that ended up going for a long touchdown was fifty seven yards. He had four for ninety three Robbie Anderson is the number one receiver fantasy purposes do. Jay More is not if he did not have that one catch the ended up going for fifty seven yards, he would have basically done nothing. Once again, he needs to be riding your guys benches especially tough match ups. This was the glorious matchup against the Atlanta Falcons and Teddy Bridgewater. Got It done through the air three thirteen two touchdowns Mike Davis is just an absolute until Christian McCaffrey comes back. But yes, the Carolina, panthers are now. Out of a coach out of a general manager is going to be. A lot of new things down terms of the Atlanta Falcons so hopefully. Hopefully everything ends up. Okay for that franchise and all the coaches and the people that they have on staff down there other than the ones who are already let go. All right. So we have the rams and the Washington football team the rams beat them thirty ten already touchdown. Came into this game it was pretty cool but there was just no time. Washington could not block for either of these quarterbacks time of possession dominated by the Rams thirty five minutes to twenty four for the Rams Rams at twenty first downs Washington only had ten in the rams had a total offense of four, hundred, twenty, nine yards and the Washington football team had one hundred yards total. He couldn't do anything on the ground they couldn't do anything through the air and that's even without Dwayne Haskins who did not even dress he was the third string quarterback in this game didn't dress was actually sick so He came third string because he didn't dressed in this game he had a stomach bug and did not dress for the contest. Golf is twenty one or thirty, three, hundred, nine yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. Now, the Los Angeles rushing attack was dominated by Daryl Henderson who had fifteen carries thirty eight yards, one touchdown on the ground, and then he had one touchdown through the air as well. Malcolm. Brown also at eight carries for thirty camakers at nine per sixty. One's GonNa be gross for fantasy. You're just GONNA hope that somebody falls into the end zone not the best kind of situation for fantasy football. Robber Woods had four for seventy one and a touchdown Cooper Cup five per sixty six and tyler higby only up to twelve tyler had not been involved as much as we hoped, he would be and that's definitely frustrating for fantasy football because I think has potential is incredibly high, but necessarily need him in this game. Be Washington football team wasn't going to put up a fight. And days may be better for the Los Angeles rams a lot of things fluid. So their schedule might not look the same with how everything is consistently changing up, but they are at the forty niners next week on Sunday night football. And then they have the bears after that I want to say Monday night because it's an eight fifteen start as. A lot of rams and prime time, which is exciting because I like watching Sean mcvay call plays because he's a damn good play collar and a great coach, the moving onto the eagles and the steelers, which was an exciting game. The steelers won thirty eight to twenty nine but Philadelphia came out they scored fourteen points in the first half and then fifteen in the second. Half Mile Sanders was running all over the team. Early on he had a seventy four yard touchdown run. Levin carries for eighty yards and two touchdowns, but the story of the game was on the steelers side of the football and that was chase frigging Klay. Pool who had four total touchdowns. He had seven catches for one hundred, ten yards and three touchdowns through the air. And then three carries for six yards and a touchdown on the ground he's going to be a hot waiver wire edition. Seems like Judas misusers just not being. Looked at and the offense as much. I figured that Eric he brought up a good game against the eagles because they struggle. So heavily in guarding the middle of the field with guys like Nathan Gary, who's playing linebacker, he was like a safety at Nebraska a couple years ago, but they just can't cover the middle of the field. But that all went to basically Chase Klay Pool who is like a six foot five, four, three running wide receiver at Notre Dame who was the forty-ninth pick in the draft back to seize Eric Brown. On his game at five for forty three. Targets Juju had four catches on five targets for twenty eight yards. Then James Connor was the one who dominated touches. Benny smells kind of getting annoying there at seven carries for ninety nine yards Woo James Conrad fifteen carries for forty four yards couldn't get a lot going down on the ground at home against the Eagles Eagles ended up losing this game as for fantasy options in the Philadelphia receiving game Cattolica Travis voter. Ten. Catches for one hundred and fifty two yards and a touchdown thirteen targets really stepped up for the Philadelphia Eagles. Prove that he could be a very nice add. Especially in deeper leagues I mean I know Alshon Jeffery is going to be coming back soon Sean Jackson might be coming back a little bit soon. But this guy has been playing really well, I remember him down at the senior bowl a couple of years ago and I expect him to kind of come into the NFL and Start doing things like this by. Kudos to him Kudos to. Carson. Wentz who's dealing with absolutely nothing and he didn't have a great fantasy day do the ball thirty, five times twenty completions two, hundred, fifty yards, two touchdowns two interceptions sack five times. Pittsburgh steelers are four. No Philadelphia Eagles are one, three one. Then we have the Jaguars and the titans with the Jaguars or however normal people will end up saying, Gordon meant you had a solid game almost threw the ball fifty times forty nine attempts. Thirty one completions three hundred yards, two touchdowns, teams, Robinson thirteen carries for forty eight yards to Shawn Watson threw for three hundred, fifty, nine yards, three touchdowns, two picks David Johnson had ninety six yards on the ground. There's no Bill O'Brien in this game. Obviously, he's been fired Romeo Cornell who is now the oldest person to ever coach a game at seventy three? Who was there according to the now they're interim head coach and it was the brandon cooked show eat for one, sixty, one and one will fuller had four, hundred, eight, and one Darren fails to fifty seven, hundred one rumbling into the end zone looking old but it's okay. And as for the Jaguars. The discussion no had eight targets seven cats seventy nine yards. And then. Dj Shark. Four targets three for sixteen. All he had three catches sixteen yards left the game with an injury very, very frustrating after having a really promising week. Last week seems like you just can't get over these injuries right now and he had the Bradley Roby Treatment which I guess I didn't realize how good Bradley Roby was but look good on the What I saw red zone. and. Then he left the game with an injury, which is very unfortunate but the Texans were able to Jaguars thirty, two fourteen in this game. It's exciting watching Shawn Watson. It's exciting watching Gardner Menchu but how is offense with? The potential of having someone like the Andrea Hopkins instead of David Johnson is. Makes, you makes you just think, wow, this could be so much better border Shawn Watson, but it's just not because bill. O'Brien treated him away how disgusting is that? I'll tell you. It's pretty frigging disgusting. All right. Let's move on to the. Most Vegas Raiders where. Derek Carr aired out absolutely edited out and we don't know Derek Carr to be that kind of guy. But he did get three, hundred, forty, seven yards, three touchdowns in one pick aired it out to Henry Rugs what a seventy two yard touchdown Nelson Aguilar and a fifty nine yard touchdown. and. He just spread the ball out to everybody. I mean. Henry Rugs Nelson Darren Waller Hunter Renfrew Jalen Rashard Allah gingell Josh Jacobs Jason Witten Devante Booker Rico gathered and Zeta-jones for all target. The only one income down with the catch was Rico gathered the one that nobody knows what the hell is. Be Spread, the ball out Henry brogues and those Nagla each only two catches a too long bombs. So car was just spread the love. And he's able to go into Kansas City somewhere where he has not had success where not a lot of people have success in outduel Pat Mahomes, second-half adjustments by Paul Guenther in that defense were excellent. Absolutely. Excellent. And Josh Jacobs was able to have two touchdowns in the second half. Twenty three carries for seventy seven yards to Totti's. He got to give the raiders credit. They're they're three and two Kansas. City's form one with a loss to the raiders. Excellent for the raiders. No one thinks the raiders are a better football team that she's but guess what they want. They want on Sunday. The chiefs or cruising in the first half Pablo homes and the day at three hundred, forty yards passing two touchdowns. One pick. Travis Kelsey twelve targets eight catches for one away every time you looked. In the first half especially in the first quarter. Panel homes Aaron the ball out. The, tyree killer Mykola Harmon. Six targets three catches for seventy eight yards. Her couple penalties that called back. Really big plays holding penalty one member COLUCCI assembly who left his game with an injury as well. Climate Bridge Allaire modest day, but he had ten carries for forty yards was uses a receiver at eight targets. Three for forty. Still modest means got a phone, the end zone, and honestly it's what I love him and fantasy and I love him in. Just Real Life Doesn't seem like really like using them. Within the five yard line. They did Autun in week one against Houston and he just kept getting stuff in Houston's run defense. And now they just do end around tyreek hill trick play passes to. Sherman. And all these weird things like that and obviously Travis Kelsey who will use in that area too. But I did not expect readers to win this game. Now, a lot of people did. I'm sure a lot of people are out of there survivor pools now. But the raiders did it old school mentality? We're going to run the ball. We're going to possess the ball. We're do that on the road and we're going to keep the football out of the hands of Patrick Mahomes and in doing so and and hitting those big plays because you gotta take shots and when you have someone like Henry Rugs, you can take those shots constantly have that. You're able to. Get Big plays explosive plays and outduel. The Kansas City chiefs the defending super bowl champs four hundred and ninety yards for the raiders four hundred thirteen for the chiefs. Time of possession thirty, five to the raiders twenty, four to the chiefs. Good on Jon Gruden Company, and we had the dolphins in the forty niners again, another what the heck is going on kind of thing, the dolphins traveled to the West Coast. and. In the first quarter, they put fourteen on the forty niners. Then they put sixteen on the forty niners. Jimmy Garoppolo is just throwing picks and just messing up. and. Then they replaced Jimmy Garoppolo in the second half with I was on CJ Beathard who came in. Through a touchdown pass had ninety four yards, but the game was already gone by that point 'cause Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for three hundred fifty yards super-efficient. Twenty eight attempts twenty, two completions, three touchdowns, no interceptions. That's not Ryan Fitzpatrick after having a bad game against one of the worst defenses in the league I don't know what it is. Yeah, you're going to travel to San Francisco the defending NFC champions and play a defense where they might not have nick. Bosa. But they still have guys like Fred Warner and Eric Armstead and a really talented group was well coached by Robert Solid. Okay. Both I guess I'm going to go out there and throw her over three hundred fifty yards and three touchdowns. That's Ryan Patrick. He's really making hard for to see the field and I thought Fitzpatrick went out there and crapped his pants. A lot of people thought he was going to do kind of like what he did against the Seattle seahawks. It would have been to next week. When the schedule lightened up a little bit but might not be now. Played really well, miles gaskin on the ground sixteen carries for fifty seven yards. One touchdown. Preston Williams at five targets four for one. Oh, six Mike is. Finally coming back six targets five or ninety one. devante Parker had only three targets, but he caught two of them, fifty yards and a score as well. The next week, the game that I thought it was going to start. Miami's home against the jets and then their home against the rams. And, they've got to go to Arizona. So, we'll see how much longer if it's Patrick can do this, but he's exciting. As for San Francisco already talked about Garoppolo, right he most had eleven carries for ninety yards on the field that seemed like, I didn't see the statistics on this but seem like he was on the field a lot which is good for his knee because he was questionable going into this game. Ask for everybody else modestus towards kickoff after that blow up game was four, forty, four and eight targets Brennan. Iu. Three four on targets Kendrick born to for thirty four targets. Wasn't much according to Kyle Shanahan. He said, he sat Jimmy Garoppolo because it was obvious that he was hurt. And he wasn't doing that much in the game starting to slip away. So they thought they should put cj beathard didn't see what's going to happen but it wasn't a benching terms of your bad. We're GONNA bench you it was you might be hurt. So we're GONNA. Bench. Decay McAfee just caught a touchdown, but onto our last game now we're going to go over here and that's the Cleveland browns hosting the Indianapolis Colts and the Cleveland Browns beat the Colts thirty two to twenty three. Browser form one three no. At home colts dropped to three and two and I felt this game. was going to be in the browns favor when I heard Anthony Costanzo was out. That means the Ribbon Clark I believe. is going to have to go up against myles Garrett. Not. Good now, Philip rivers was only sacked one time, but it seemed like he was under pressure and you know what? Bill is kind of washed does not look good at all no arm strength. No velocity whatsoever. To forty, three, two interceptions. On thirty three attempts, twenty completions, and then Jonathan Taylor. At twelve carries for fifty seven yards Anatoly. As for Receptions T. Y., Hilton ten targets six for sixty nine outside that was spread out pretty nicely trey. Burton. Was Kinda gross you know six targets five catches thirty three yards. That's for Cleveland Jarvis Landry who every time I looked up dropping a pass be had nine targets as it. Ono Beckham Jarvis caught four, eight Odell five of them for fifty eight. And then Baker Mayfield was to forty seven, two touchdowns, two interceptions thirty seven attempts twenty one completions. And it was obviously the Kareem Hunt Show twenty. Carries seventy two on the ground is game was a little. It was close initially and then Cleveland in the second quarter scored seventeen points than the third quarter Indianapolis score ten. To make a little bit respectable with and Cleveland just ended up pulling it out towards the end of the game. And Indianapolis just couldn't get really much going on offense. There was a pick six for the Cleveland browns there was A. Kick return for a touchdown by Rogers for the Union. Apple is colts. There was a bunch interceptions in the second half it was just kinda nasty. Regal blankenship, who is one of the best kickers in football of fantasy goes in there and just nails multiple field goals. He asked four field goals on the day. Who Kid just seems like he makes everything right now even though he missed some new beginning of the year but yes, Cleveland Form One. That is the AFC. North. Pretty. Pretty Style Chris Carson just ran for a touchdown to. Propel the Seattle Seahawks to a twenty, two thirteen score right now on night football with about eight minutes left in the third not for that I'm done here. Hope you guys enjoy. Please rate subscribe and rebuked this podcast and have a lovely day. Enjoy Monday night football possibly Tuesday night football goes down and I. Hope you guys are well take everybody. Hi, I'm Brian I'm one of the hosts of the Amazing Avenue Network of podcasts each week day we bring you a different podcast. The covers the New York mets from a different perspective, every Monday you could hear me Steve along with Ken Lucas on from complex to Queens will we discussed the mets minor league system every Tuesday an unforgettable join me rebel they look back on the career of a less heralded. Mick hi I'm Alison and along with Maggie and Linda I host a pot of their own each week we look at all things, mets and social justice issues in baseball. I'm Chris and you can catch Brian me chatting about the current state of the mets on Amazing Avenue Audio, the show, every Thursday, and then Friday's we have amazing avenue in conversation where I top with interesting people about the new. York, mets. So check out the Amazing Avenue family of podcast. You can get us on apple podcasts, spotify Stitcher, or your culture of choice. And as always, let's go mets.
M2Society Ep #034 Coaches Contracts, Racists, Aub v Fla and MORE!
"Should vote on the wall and see what sticks which what I see happening everywhere why are we adding signing on forty when my time because it's editor leading or do you do what everybody else does create it's there's no place for it it's it's hatred and it's bigot bigotry it's almost as if he's implying that we need to get back to the Penn state of it is Tuesday October eighth thank you for joining us menace to society the it's like it's embarrassing you as an alumni shut up I mean that is the most outrageous take I've ever heard and then he went on to talk about they can't even watch the NFL anymore because of and then he this paragraph I'm GonNa read right now is unbelievable that this is even prevalent in society today he said through the players and said basically detailed my wife and I are proud graduates Penn state we follow all Penn State Sports we love it all blah blah blah tattoos and endzone antics and it's like those are the fans that are that are on their way out and those are not the future of the game so no you don't WanNa spend this past weekend Ha Auburn Florida I had to be so we're going to have some analysis into that shortly on the show but I wanNA start with a little current events couple look disgusting and are certainly not attractive I was in awe when I read this because for I mean a litany of reasons but I think the accountability in today's social media world and we need to find this guy he needs he needs to answer his actions because I saw it when I was a coach players will get these letters even coaches we get letters sometimes threatening sometimes racist like that and it's there's no place for it in society there's no place for sports and there's no place for people to sit side told that the penn state we all loved the Penn State that covered up for child molestation and what are we talking about here because the guy had dreadlocks and let it occur because short dreadlocks can look phenomenally clean and very attractive and very handsome I've seen it several times and they just like any though the athletes of today are certainly superior to those in my days we miss the clean cut young men and women from those days watching the game on TV we couldn't help but notice team was a letter that a I guess an alumnus of Penn State wrote to one of the players and it's clearly an old white gentleman has I mean Dave Peterson is his name I don't know who he is or or what his background is but he wrote a letter to one of the anyone of any race can look sloppy with any hairdo it's ridiculous and it needs to be said and talked about because just moving on is not the National College football show and more really excited about this episode there was a huge huge weekend in college football some big time games and I hope you check out the menace four well awful hair surely there must be mirrors in the locker room don't you have parents or girlfriend who told you that shoulder length dreadlocks West show where we detailed Ohio states big win over Michigan State the Michigan Iowa debacle if you want to call it that but we really WanNa look today at the game of the week listen because it needs to be addressed and it's wrong and if you have those feelings you need to look in the mirror because you are wrong that that is prejudice that is that is racist and it's not right which energy on it because it's clearly just a delusional old racist human being it's just let let's move forward it's kind of like people that listen to the show and we're like I could do without the languages Jn sit in a rocking chair and smoke your pipe enough enough enough get out get out but I wanted to address it the other thing current events the things that are in the news and caught my eye that I wanted to talk about an address and the first thing which is outrageous was IDC has really gained nationals. Like I don't care if you're going to have to deal with it the reality of the world we live in so get over it or don't listen get over the dreads or don't watch football on go look in the mirror and sit on your I just wanted to bring it up because it kind of got a handshake in my blood boiling and that's just there's no place for that in any in any venue or in any topic applete hands up don't hold me accountable look at that guy and it's it's insane I mean there's obviously no chance for success in this program look at the right now Florida State is in shambles and I don't know if anyone is paid attention probably not other than Florida state fans to the absolute dissension of the staff said what tell us about the two quarterback system and he said you're GonNa have to ask coach Taggart he just he puts whoever he wants in and and both are efficient to run run the offense right now between Kendall brawls and Willie Taggart in interviews it's it's they're they're basically throwing each other under the bus and they they gave him I mean he has four years remaining on a five million dollar a year deal that means to fire him they would have to write a check for seven eighteen million dollars and the reality is not going to do that they're going to bite the bullet and take this for another year or two probably until or they're going to try to find cause here's the problem that I looked at it and I wanted to talk about kind of coaching contracts and how they work the problem Florida state has right now is that Willie Taggart has an eighty five percent guaranteed contracts of 'cause breaking the contract and it's it's really crazy now the other contract that I was floored to find out about a couple of people told me about silly Willy Nilly tag about play call he said I don't know I'm not office coordinator and then they they asked recently after this last game they ask Kendall brawls base contract almost entirely I mean he makes like one million dollars a year something extremely low for for a big time head coach points per tackles for loss if they have more tackles for loss or sex then the opponent that's another two thousand bonus and it just made me think if all of this all of his contract is incentive based where does that put his loyalties to winning a game because ultimately if you're trying to thousand are you that is a dangerous place in better on dot and his I's crossing his t's he'd better be on his game because they will fire him at the Mir sent uh-huh towards the bottom I would say of hide coaches salaries but his agent built all as an incentive based contract and it's funny because on October twenty seven breath it was last year you can't loss to umass twenty two to seventeen and earned edsel an eight thousand dollar bonus got it and I don't know if anyone paid attention to randy edsels contract but it's really an unheard of contract and he for example it is it is an incentive find a way to to find a reason to fire him and that's a dangerous dangerous situation to be in when they're looking for a reason to breach contract and find cause it creates this this concern that he might he might make some decisions with financial gain in mind that aren't the best right now stop it to two reasons one auburn is not a nationally relevant team and I've said it to these incentives so he got a bonus for losing to Umass just think about that and so I wanted to look at some of these bizarre incentives one is if if his teams it looked good it was rocking you love to see it I mean you do though I mean ultimately that was dollar bonus and then they have a litany of categories where if they are leading the if they beat the opponent in a number of a number of times all year I said it after they beat Oregon I'll say it continuously when they end up with four losses stop it stop trying to inflate this team a fire in Indiana basically for free because the contract was so so jacked up that they fired him without cause and he basically didn't get any money out of it and he's just out it was like sorry you want to make that four grand on that game and the outcome becomes secondary to financial gain bazaar and then there's all kinds of ten thousand dollars if is if you have more sex than the other team you're going to your corner blitz blitz every play blitz I mean even if it's not the best thing to do blitz you're gonNA blitz because you need to get those sacks you want those tackles for loss options and they won nineteen to twelve so auburn is out stop trying to keep them relevant for quality wins for other SEC teams I will that that's my first point my second point is stop it everyone in the country stop it your contract sucked and that's the end of it but anyways enough about Kinda random topics let's let's talk about the game of the Week Auburn at Florida is in the red zone if they go to the red zone more times than the opponent even if they never score and get beat by one hundred he gets another two thousand dollar bonus and the same goes for defense let's say Florida was when I was there yeah and the sad thing is and it's GonNa come back now because Dan Mullen is killing it and it's going to come back because it's just something to keep an eye on but coaches contracts fascinating if you ever look at them how they're structured how their work the buyouts all of that because I think back to Kevin Wilson Kevin Scores I at any given game so they can feel on the first drive and then lose sixty one two three that's a two thousand dollar bonus for ransom if they're leading at halftime another two thousand it's just what the swamp is no not anymore we'll must champ snuff out but man the swamp was rocking and lose three two or three they'll lose to Fisher but more story here is Auburn is not even I mean they should be relations so it's it's scary and things like that happen those incentive based contracts and czar things happen because it can become more of a trend it's like randy edsall did it so I want that if they rank in the top six and a four punt coverage or kick return yardage punt return yardage and this is just it's bizarre because Florida had seven turnovers said four fumbles three intersect there is a legacy I get it but he threw a fifty fifty ball against Oregon the DB misplayed it the wide receiver made a great play and when urban was there that was just played we played sittard l. one time and it was rocking through the third quarter above twenty twenty five percent completion percentage I think if my geometry is correct I don't know if that's what that is but here's the six of his completions were behind the line of scrimmage so any downfield throw I'm talking anything past the line of scrimmage he was for his team and it's just crazy I never heard of anything like that no one really has it's one of a kind the contract he has and the coordinators actually both have the same contract oh nicks was the lowest graded player in the game he graded out at twenty nine percent twenty nine percent eleven of twenty seven really really good story and a really really good freshman quarterback he's not Trevor Lawrence his who top tanner's the one thing I will say from the people that I know that were there and just from Washington on TV. The swamp was swamped. I'm sorry I said not to bring it up to a fifteen on third and fourth down one only one trip into the red zone didn't score turn the ball over seven times they are out are you going to if you turn the ball over seven times and lose a game you are awed an average team and I'm giving you a gift at calling you I think even more so than a good quarterback all is he's a talented kid right now when he's not even a good quarterback here's the problem the story line is there the narratives to make Alabama Lsu look better stop it now I don't think they will I don't know they're not going to stop well they show it doesn't matter but people that when the national media is absolutely over hyping something part of being real is then like track shing a kid it's like I'm not trashing NEX I don't I don't want to I won't I think he is doing an absolutely phenomenal job for a freshman that's you're listening eighty seventy five percent or thank you Jesus not to I'm sorry Jesus Christ as my savior admirable for a freshman that's all ended discussion let's stop talking about Auburn and let's let's move onto another conversation and we can circle back on the bow knicks was immediately vaunted as this they have bow knicks and it's like time out here's my problem being real that's not the number one pick in the draft he's a true freshman playing in the sec and he's doing good as you could expect them to do at this point and it goes on was the problem people want to make Bo Knicks bigger than he is and I don't WanNa make him less than he is here's what he is a give it wouldn't have been I'm not saying he would done worse than bonus but it wouldn't have been good and it's not Joe Pearl might be a top five pick he might be the heisman trophy winner he ah they should be ranked like twenty three right now yeah roughly and right around we're Texas saying Emma's relationship I said You'd know football here is there percentage grades forty-three percent forty five percent forty six percent forty seven percent fifty eight percent that is talking about Joe Borough Right now people are are saying is one of the heisman front runners maybe the best quarterback in college football I one hundred yards for Florida think about that he had a game and people will say what about P. Rhine yeah he riley what that elite freshman he's just a really good freshman quarterback he should not be playing auburn is the moral of the story I should have somebody else he averages are you going to say the same about Florida when they lose four games I don't I don't know how they're not lose forty swamp morals the that's the game moral the story is Auburn is not nationally relevant this year they're they're front seven is as good as any the problem the promise Auburn is he has to be the guy yeah the benefit for Joe is he was at a school that had guys so he didn't yeah that's great you can't just be nationally relevant with just a fronts we can't do it one aspect of their game is good there's fifteen other guys that play right so he is playing Ed let me tell you where Joe Borough was three years ago right probably not good enough to play at Ohio state or Lsu like it's not a knock on the kid he just not ready up bad day for the offense line and here's the here's the other problem and not I don't want to see a problem Florida doesn't have the Gill on offense to go play a big time team other than Freddie Swain Freddie Swain was lights out he had ninety but he's he's still was two years removed from high school he was not yeah if Joe Borough would have been the starting quarterback at Lsu as a true freshman yet auburn is not that team yet and Florida by the way is not that good Florida had minus four rush wrap up didn't tackle him when eight yards great run didn't didn't get touched didn't get Khan contested after the safety took a bad angle and he beat him right which play like it and I love him I love him I always thought he could become something like that but timeout Bo Knicks is not that I'm not going to discount that that that shows that you have the speed to make make that breakaway run let's talk about other than that run let's say that linebacker hit him in the being yards in the first quarter three fumbles in the first five drives in the first quarter here their own line grades there's five Oh linemen should be at least starting for sure and guess what he's probably going to be really really good he's probably going to be a great player yeah and that's what I already said it the front seven of Auburn is legit I get it so they held him to three point whatever carry that's because they have a legit front seven outside of that is what we're talking about big run who yards a carry so I'm not going to say he's not a good player but he didn't show it in that game Freddie's Wayne did yeah Oh and tackled him and it's a four yard game which didn't happen but I'm not here to play hearsay but outside of that he had thirteen carries on forty two yards for three point back and forth or did he breaks the tackle I don't know regardless he he got hitting the whole not an open field tackle where he made a guy miss he got hit in whole God in your ears yeah Oh yeah in a year or two we're GONNA be talking about next like Oh man look at the strategies may look how much better like what are we on on a big level yeah I mean that could be attributed to the line also that he had that three point two yards per carry well the bottom line is he already you have to be the guy right away and then he went to Lsu and he was ready at that point to play he he was still still I mean his first year was good he had to hit one hundred thirty yards he had one run one big run one run he got hit in the whole on a poor tackle you could you could go nerve who gone and my activities here are fast I once they vary beat upside down in my critics and kiss my run broke a big one but Florida's defense shut it down shut area impressive they're fences is good I mean is it really no argument there and so everything you just heard was most of what you just heard is what everyone's going to talk about here's what I wanNA talk about the out of the player the game but but but he's a West if you really want to support your team this season don't just sit on the sidelines game with mybookie Dot AG and if you join right now my bookie will double your first deposit fell games yeah so so that's still in process yep but you did did you double your money I did oh look at you use Promo Code Menace Emmy Nace to activate the offer that's Promo code menace to double your cash visit mybookie Dot ag today Bet Multiple Games together for much bigger payout so if you're going to bet this season do the smart thing and go to mybookie dot ag because no one gives you the head coach told me everything you need to know this guy gets it he understands football he knows they need to be dominant on special teams and knows that was a huge part of why more ways to win between football season the playoffs and the start of the NBA NHL seasons it's time to get off the sidelines and get into action I start with DAD worse case scenario you're even if you lose like they say playing with house money play with money so check it out when you get a chance mybookie dot ag try to bed a little to win a lot try parlay for instance if you like a couple of the big favorites this week which you did this weekend parlays are perfect because they'd let you I don't know about you guys but for me a game is ten times more exciting when I'm putting my money on it sometimes I feel a gut feeling about a matchup and sometimes I'm just betting at Mississippi State and became an expert eventually and so they are they're killing special teams so that that's a huge advantage on Florida's Front for sure Serb Myra was successful and so he bought in he and he's brilliant urban always been a special teams Guy Yeah and Dan Mullen is brilliant so he dove he dove into it you play you win you get paid and I know we talked about it and you did this week did it yeah over last week I signed up and put one hundred bucks in there on my team because they're my team regardless of whether you've been betting for years or you're ready to play for the first time mybookie is your best bet this season if you're the kind of guy who likes to it's impossible to read it's impossible to even even say who the away team is as I read it he hit me up immediately after listening to the show I can tell you this we punt we kick we returned but but what that small conversation and and what I honestly what I watched after he yeah he got a new format common otherwise he's going to be fired we're GONNA look for some attractive female to do it or something because he's killing me hire to becoming a head coach given to shits about specialties he didn't know anything about it he even once I remember one time grabbing the hallway was like hey at some point I'd like you to kind of under percent so you took advantage so I I would I would advise everyone to if you if you like throwing some money also games go to my book Dot Ag Double Your money and then just bet with the freemen Aubert head one return for minus five yards aches you can't ask for any more out of butter well puttering punk scene yeah exactly yeah you see I have a confession to make and you you can take it for what it's worth people's picks last week apparently I don't know how but anyways so people went six three unfortunately I miss read two of his two of his picks and so he went what four
Standard is the Standard: The destruction of the Steelers' Super Bowl record
"Pittsburgh Steeler fans. What's going on? This Jeff Harmon editor behind the steel curtain dot com here for a special episode of the standards standard. If you're watching this live on YouTube, you know that Super Bowl fifty three has just wrapped up probably about twenty minutes ago. And as I'm sure everyone knows unless you're asleep, and you won't know until the morning. The New England Patriots were victorious thirteen to three over the Los Angeles Rams before I even talk about the Steelers before I talk about the Super Bowl record before. I talk about anything like that. I have to say as I'm doing this show solo tonight that this was one of the worst Super Bowls. I can remember a long time. And I am not saying that because the patriots won. I give a lot. I have nothing but respect for what the patriots have been able to do under Bella check. And Brady have they always done. It the way that most people would expect in terms of the allegations of cheating and the scandals and things of that nature. No. But at the same time, you can't say that it isn't just remarkable what they have done. With that said this game had the NFL had to look at this and say there is this is not what we wanted a thirteen to three finish the high flying Rams offense Jared Goff oke like he couldn't the heat ever played the game before I wonder stand the Bill Bill Belichick is a defensive mastermind given extra week of preparing for a team. He's gonna throw wrinkles and different things at the quarterback. They're not gonna scene, but man, it just was bad. It was so lopsided believe it or not. I mean, you didn't watch the game. Tom Brady's interception in the first they would've gotten points out of that drive in the first quarter. But instead it goes back to Los Angeles. You have the questions around Todd Gurley. Was he healthy was he not they never tried to really run the ball. They couldn't run the ball. It was just bad. It was just a bad game. All around sealer fans are ticked off. I get. It because the Steelers had six Super Bowl wins. They could always kind of hang their hat on that little Mark is eight you know, what the patriots are whatever. But we've got six and they've got five and the same with Dallas cowboy fans. Well, we've got six you've got five saying with forty nine or fans, and I could go on the end of the list. But now the Steelers have company it's out the Super Bowl totem pole and the patriots now join them, and it kind of makes me wonder, and this is I know something that my co-host usual coz, Lance Williams is going to be talking about soon in his his own Silla show. Yeah. I said it in it's about will this maybe make some changes within the Pittsburgh Steelers organization. No the patriots winning. No. I don't think will. And in terms of that black and white. I guess what I'm saying is the fact that the patriots have won again and the way that they did it. I just couldn't help but watch this game and. And think to myself that in week fifteen Jalen Samuels rookie from North Carolina State who had never rushed for one hundred yards in his life. Not high school not college rush for a hundred and forty two yards against this. New England Patriots team let that sink in little bit. I chuckle because they only scored three points. The Rams did you know, this is when the Rams played the chiefs in that was I wanna say that the game have been in Mexico City. And everyone thought I'm sorry LA got mood telly everyone. This is it. This was these Super Bowl preview over seventy point scored. And they thought is tremendous, and blah, blah, blah, whatever. And here they are putting up three points. And I always go back to week fifteen. I go back to week fifteen I and I look at the Pittsburgh Steelers. Running the ball down the New England Patriots throat. I look at a defense owes put consistent pressure of the middle on Tom Brady. And then I look at the Rams and they were in the Super Bowl when I thinking this is a highly touted offensive line. They weren't able to get any push this assess to be the best defensive line of football of their Aaron Donald Don. Consumer and the way that they can just recap Vic, and they didn't they just didn't get the Steelers did. I guess if on the Steelers from an organizational standpoint, I'm taking a look at this. And I'm saying well. In my opinion. This could go one or two ways they could take the patriots winning. They could look at week fifteen like, I just mentioned and say we're on the right track. And we need to keep doing what we're doing keep adding talent with that. We normally do and we could just keep on keeping on. And I could see that approach. I could also see how that approach wouldn't necessarily be the best approach or they could say, you know, what we did beat them this year yet we we didn't even get into the playoffs this year and the status quo is no longer good enough. And so we're going to have to think outside the box. We're going to have to really focus on doing things a little bit different. That doesn't mean that you get drastic that doesn't mean that you all of a sudden start trading away, you know, first round draft picks and all this stuff. I'm not suggesting that although if a proposal was put in front of me that was worthwhile. I would listen to that. I think the Steelers if I'm the Steelers again, I'm not. But if I was found the Pittsburgh Steelers. I'm looking at this. And I'm saying, okay. The patriots won again we. We there certain things you can't change can't change there in probably the worst division in the entire NFL can't change that. But we can change is looking at how they make things happen in. What can we do to duplicate that because it's a copycat league? And the Steelers at one time would the team that everyone wanted to copycat the way that they did business the way that they had consistency in the front office where their consistency with coaching staff drafting well, not making knee jerk reaction, so to speak, and I'm not suggesting the need to do that. Because if you're gonna model the patriots, you're not going to do that because they don't do that. So for me, I look at this and say if I'm the Steelers. I'm I'm looking to make some changes that are going to make immediate impacts. So let's talk about internal Brown. Everyone's everyone's to nose antennae wrong betrayed. Well. I have no idea whether he is risen if he stays and he plays. Then I think they have a really good chances being successful offensively again. But if he leaves the Steelers need to be very smart with where he goes, for instance, you don't want him to go to a team like the patriots. You wouldn't want that? They would never prove that trae. Anyways, you probably want him to NFC team. You're not gonna face that often. But ultimately, he wanna get a good reward you need something. And that's where the Steelers are gonna have to hold the line and say, you know, we need to make sure that we're gonna get proper compensation for player that says dynamic internet Brown. And so you might make a trait, and you might say, it's it's not it's can't in my opinion. If you're looking to win now mode. You can't say it's. Gonna be just a draft pick. Gay because even a first round pick is not guaranteed. Let's not forget already burns a first-round pick. Let's not forget the Jarvis Jones was the first round pick. I could go on and on these no guarantee. I want a player that is already proven himself the NFL level other than that with free agency. You have lady on bells money world over they're going to have that eighteen million to play with. They could certainly make some moves with that money. And I'm not talking about the news. They've made recently and free agency and were some trades prior to this started the season, for instance, Vance McDonald he is panned out the same time. He's not necessarily a splash player. You think about they trade when they traded for Brandon boykin who did nothing think about when they brought in Liberia's green and free agency who was injured constantly you think about last year and they brought in Morgan Burnett, and he was hurt constantly. And now he wants out because even though they probably told him his what the role we had four. You he now wants a different role. And maybe with another team they have to go out and they have to find players. I know the Rams didn't put their best foot forward in the Super Bowl. But at the same time the Steelers can look at how they did things and maybe take a page out of their book. Now, the only difference between the Rams and the the cheese can say the same thing is is that they're quarterbacks on their rookie contract period. The quarterback is the highest paid position football. And so you have a situation where you're able to say, okay. We don't have to pair quarterback a boatload of money. And so we can spend that money. Elsewhere Jared Goff does not get a lot of money because he is still on his rookie deal even as first-round draft. He is not counting a lot towards their salary cap. So they're able to pick up Don King sue their trade for Marcus Peters. They trade for Brandin cooks. A lot of these are trades and not just like picking up free agents. They traded for dove Fowler from the Jacksonville Jaguars. These moves that they may. Made were a we recognize that this window with the rookie contract quarterback is going to be closing soon. And so we need to make sure that we maximize that situation of the Steelers are in a different situation within Rothlisberger. There's rumors obviously, he's going to sign an extension, but at the same time what I'm suggesting is that while most people look at the Ran's as rookie deal. I looked at this say how long has Rothlisberger still gonna be playing? So although it's the same like a similar timeframe just different monetary value at the quarterback position. They're looking at how many times how how many wins? How successful can we be when it comes to Jerry governors rookie deal where say, okay, how successful how many wins? Can you get while Ben Rothlisberger? Still healthy of Ben Rothlisberger is still playing. And while Ben Rothlisberger ultimately is still capable of winning you a Super Bowl. So he's playing at high level. Clearly, he is still playing at that level. And the Steelers are going to have to really try to make some news. I don't think you sell the farm because you there is something to sustain success in the National Football League. But you do have to make some splashes no longer. Can you just be out there waiting in the, you know, the the small little wave pool at the beach? You're going to have to get out in the deep water, you're gonna have to make some make some moves you have to make some splashes. And that might mean trading way, someone you didn't expect I'm trying to think of player that I would consider his is a splash move. I mean, let's say they decided to trade an offense lineman. Whether it's a left tackle, or whether it's you know, maybe they try to they dump Marcus Gilbert. There's a lot of things that can happen your, folks. And we're just starting the offseason like y'all season is officially started. Now. But I hope that the Steelers look at this six Super Bowl by the New England Patriots. You know what? We can learn from them have they haven't yet. I'm not sure what they're waiting on in. We can also change the way we do things a little bit to make sure that next year is a different outcome in that is getting into the playoffs and making noise when you get there because let's be honest the Steelers patriots. If there's one thing that similar you're not gauged by regular season wins your gauged by Super Bowl wins period in right now that's doing the patriots status quo. They've been to the Super Bowl the last three years. I get to the dance. I mean, that's amazing. And then they win their six this time. I want to other last three. So you. People can talk all they want about the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC championship game and deferred lining off sides. In the passenger the roughing the passer call on Brady, and they can talk about the saints and the penalties and stuff. Look, I get it. It's a frustration. Dole wants to see the patriots win. But at the same time every team has calls a against them in the patriots benefited enough that they actually were able to win a Super Bowl. So. Where do we move from here? Pittsburgh Steeler fans. Well, the offseason like I said is a fishery begun so behind the curtain dot com. We are. We've already started our NFL draft talk. We're talking about offseason needs or talking about upcoming for eight see we're going to give you the latest news on things like Antonio Brown. What's going on with him in his desire to play somewhere else? We're gonna talk about all that stuff. I'm gonna say that I can guarantee you probably eight articles a day during the offseason, which I think is pretty solid if you're a super super Steeler fan that just loves read any content out there. So it makes you check out behind the curtain for that. Now, if you're also some that loves our podcast, there's a multitude of ways you can get that done as well. So number one, you can obviously watch it on YouTube, go to YouTube dot com. Search BTC Steelers radio. Also, you can find us on audio form on almost any platform. You can think of Google play I tunes Spotify, Stitcher, megaphone and just go. This search engines and search Steelers and you'll see the SP nation behind so curtain logo click on that all of our audience there because not all of our shows on YouTube yet yet were hopeful to get those on their soon. But we'll always be here. The standard is a standard will be back next Sunday, Lance Williams, we'll be back. He'll be back this week with his episode of. Yeah. I set it talking about a rather unlikely target the Steelers my one look for free agency might cause some controversy, you know, Lance does his thing and as always tomorrow of the Steelers hangover and my show the Steelers burning question, we'll talk about lady on bell this week and the Steelers preview to cap off the end of the week. So the patriots win the Super Bowl Julian element is the MVP. I feel like I'm gonna Pook. I'm sure a lot of you all feel the same way you want to drown your SARS. You can that's not how I necessarily role that. We're all disgusted. We'll put it that way. Thanks for watching or listening, and we'll see next week on another soda of the standard is the standard. My is Spencer hall by name is Jason card. My name is Ryan nanny every week combined. We form the shutdown full chest Ron keep telling you novel from the set now focused is technically college football podcast. But it's also a show. About care disaster regional grocery stores. We live Tennissee Batman homeowners associations bears in video games. Pittsburgh Batman the hell of being trapped. It a group text unreliable legal advice. I mean, there's also some actual football discussion about coaches, having huge contracts or coaches making terrible decisions or coaches, saying really stupid things or the NC double as saying released. Yeah, there's lots of stupid things in this big dome. Beautiful sport like time Arkansas decided to use a captured feral hog as a mascot, and it escaped and it wind up killing seven rattlesnakes a pig and coyotes sometimes we talk about okay village, it with if you wanna take college football exactly seriously as it deserves to be taken come find us on apple podcasts Spotify or wherever else you listen to podcasts like this one this full cast. It's not voltron unless it is.