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Hot In The Kitchen

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22:22 min | 1 year ago

Hot In The Kitchen

"Recalled the backup quarterback Sunday. Maybe it's hostile takeover Sunday with Kyle Alley does for Carolina Daniel Annual Jones does for New York and what New York could have done for Saquon Clark one of those little only booth maybe author banker. What are you to do it here? Seal on you. You guys want to start over Daniel Jones face right about the shift shift me for not starting with all right you wouldn't get them into a businessman walk today about Daniel Jones. Let's start there how he pulled it off how he won everybody over an et comeback giants had done that seventy years four touchdowns two passing two rushing the debut only second player in League history to do that that and then the port down stain go ahead turn into the game winner because Tampa missed the kick break. We'll start with you. How did this happen? What does it means gene? What impressed you most about? Daniel Jones well Tony even at that kick goes through in Tampa Bay wins. Let's remember three minutes to go in the game. You're seventy five yards away from the go ahead score and he marched them down the field on the fourth down play. He did something that you lie. Manning is not going to be able to they do run like that and get to the end of two throwing touchdowns two rushing touchdowns for a first time out he was okay but let's get to the big headline. What does it mean? The giants come on their defense was terrible. The KICKER FOR FOR TAMPA BAY missed field goal edible rice at gay. Oh where New York rivers you gotTA. Tell me this is the new era you had to tell me everything different now it it absolutely is this is sort of a new era but it's one game and if he was poor the one game that should mean that his career is going to be terrible just like we shouldn't put them into the hall of fame but the last play the last S. drive without game that tells you that maybe he could be spent. If you lose your New York privilege frank from Montclair. You'RE GONNA lose your New York Privileges Kevin Blackstone. You've gotta be excited. Couple and frankly with this kid just did seventy five yard a seventy five yard drive. You didn't know he was athletic enough to run into scores. You didn't know you could drop. Don's like that on people anytime. You didn't know he was going to have a performance like that. You were trying to run gettleman Outta town just a few months after the day the two of them came to what is it the giants or is it just one week it is one week but it means. You've got going to that. You've got a quarterback future. You would have paid absolutely. Did you see from Daniel Jones. Hope borden word hope there's finally hope for the giants Frank would rather talk about Tampa Bay kicker missed a couple of field goal a couple of extra point. You GotTa talk about the Poise the leadership the athleticism them showed yesterday when he walked into the huddle and said let's bleeping score. I mean the players turned around rounded said we haven't seen in years and I mean the way he ran the football when it was wide open in front of him on like Baker Mayfield Shoulda done I think when you get Barkley partly back east go out for a while when you get Barkley back and you put those two done any players in the backfield frank you should be jumping up and down in Times Square but you're actually like okay got important. They haven't had come back like that. Since Alvin Barclay was vice president. I don't know who that is. Maybe that seventy years ago. Thank you what he page all right Hi George. I need to get back to frank but first George data look. We've all learned that frank takes the fun out of everything great sports writer but clearly worn the headline writer because that certainly didn't move anyone with what you said earlier but here's the deal you mentioned that Eli couldn't do that. You're right and here's another thing you couldn't do. He was owing. I'm forty four in those situations down eighteen points. Daniel Jones is now wanna know in that spot. He was pressured over half the Times in the game and eighty percent completion percentage in that game so it wasn't just the preseason. This kid is showing at least for one game in the regular season. He's got to you again. He didn't do a great job. Feeling the rush thought Shaq Barrett at once again had a great game guy is going to be a pro bowl before the end of the season he did fumble the ball twice. When you talk about poison in leadership I mentioned the final drive of the game? That's how you make your mark in the NFL by game winning drives. I get behind by eighteen. It's not the way you want to go into every the game but the way that he finished that saquon Barkley high ankle sprain four to eight weeks because the giants had him hopping off the field no not exactly but I mean the guy wanted those Raleigh Carts Hurts Jones development going forward frank. We'll remember they did win the game without Saquon Barkley. Maybe in the long run the fact that Barclays not going to be out out. They're gonNA miss like you said six to eight weeks the wear and tear maybe going into next season. Well actually better for them. I think it's good for Daniel Jones all on ABC well certainly that would be a nice comfort blanket for him in his another reason you tip your hat to the job that he did the other day but frank's right I mean learning the plate without another superstar. Weapon is going to be good for him to make tipping the hat now since you're all not wearing hats band were Kevin Blackstone. Take it and go to the big asked. Mubarak grabs twenty Brown's thirteen play calling on Cleveland four down early in the fourth quarter and then the last minute drive. We're GONNA put the spotlight on that. Th this overhead cam yeah. It looks really really bad it could've run it in. Maybe you think it closes up quick but he's always rolling out right Baker Acre Mayfield and and you know Indian rally is looking for here at the end not wholesale Beckham now Jarvis Landry pretty kitchen takes the blame George after the game. You've you see the Browns losing because coaching mistakes or quarterbacking mistakes last nine clearly quarterbacking mistakes is not the biggest issue on this team. It's coaching Tony. Freddie Kitchens wasn't even a coordinator before they named him the head coach. You've got old assistant sitting there saying in to the Cleveland Media. They were stunned that he was even hired. Where does the head coach? You made monster mistakes down the stretch not even just rookie mistakes. Is this type of stuff that kids on Matt and know how to do. You're not running a draw play on fourth and ninth. You're actually running. You're running back when your yard or two away from the end zone. None of this stuff made sense yesterday and by the browns are in deep trouble here Tony. This schedule is not forgiving forgiving early on in Oh no steel material is going for six hundred year look at the schedule what he paid. What did you see from Cleveland was poor Mayfield? There was a poor kitchens well. If you can't stand the Kitchens George get out of the Heat uh-huh he held onto the ball too long when he held it longer than two and a half seconds before he threw he was five eighteen. The guy's supposed to be an athlete. He's supposed must've override extend plays. Did we see that last night. No not at all the Guy Mayfield seems to be regressing rather than progressing as far as I'm concerned and because this was his worst game since he's taken over his started there you gotta get when you get that close to the goal line you gotTa do more is Tony pointed out if you're gonNA it just keeps showing the you're only going to go one way roll out. They're going to overprotect on that side. You're not going to get anything done. He should have been running left in my mind and and trying to find the tight end over there. He didn't do it at the end so yes. Kitchens is to blame Mayfield's to blame an all offensive line is not having black very good team. Yeah I think it's I think it's shared blame. You look at Baker Mayfield and you probably if you watch that game you saw more national commercials during the game than he had touchdown I mean it was a very pedestrian effort effort by him at the end of the day only one hundred ninety five yards passing. You wonder where's Odell Beckham when you need him on that on that last attempt to pull the game out didn't get the ball to him but it's also got to be on Freddie Kitchens offense to me looks like it's a gunslinger offense simply because they have all those weapons all those empty backfield's thrown on trying to throw the ball and and just move the ball in a very predictable manner given what you've assembled. They gotta get back to a regular sort of offense to get there. I think to get that team but I got Sola. They lead the entire. NFL and magazine covers in hype all throughout the summer. Now it's September. They've already lost twice at home Baker Mayfield. It doesn't look like he's getting better and Kevin mentioned you have landry. You have Odell Beckham getting one of them the ball and I think the question has to be everyone was ready for this organization to take take the next big step. Do they have the right coach of the game and say telling the media. You could write that. It's my fault. Thanks coach. We know that four thousand nine running draw play what the Patriots are doing that Tom Brady or Aaron. Rodgers and drew brees running a drawn the linear quarterback make you guys are killing the browns here. Is there anything thing to latch onto here SODANO MARY KATE CABINET OF CLEVELAND DOT COM and CBS Sports Radio reported that the the former offensive coordinator team felt Kennedy's MPG. Who was the quarterbacks coach was doing all the coaching here? He's the guy who helped Baker progress last season and again. You're not seeing Freddie. Kitchens do the stuff which you need to allow the kid to grow teach him coach him. It's on the coach here. We'll move on thirty three Ravens twenty-eight Patrick Mahomes mahomes things Lamar Jackson Jackson that onsite dropped take mesmerizing but also that John Harbaugh failed on three to four conversion and just one what he did horrible play this right absolutely I mean people are coming down hard on him. The other way you could go into Kansas City the way the chiefs boy is to really as he said outscore. I know that sounds very simplistic but you gotta take chances you gotTa take every opportunity gotta go to you got a drop kick onside kick. I think horrible did as much I say possibly could Lamar Jackson. Let's face it is not as good as mahomes. He's getting there. He's getting better and better but they're playing a great team and they're doing the most they possibly can. They're going to rebound this week. They're playing Cleveland Alan George. If you look at the schedule at whole well you pointed out that teams feel like they have to outscore Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City chiefs but you know what they had a chance to do that and they took points off the board. You never do that early. In a game. Take points off the board with the Ravens did and the other thing is they didn't play the style of football that their roster is built for. That's a bruising team that's a very physical team and instead they tried to get into the Kansas City city style of play which was up and down the field. That's not what they do and that hurt them in the US oil going on the road in their facing the team that could be the best team in the AFC so. I don't have a problem that he was trying to be aggressive. I think the Lamar Jackson though twenty two completions twenty-one incompletions he's going to have to be a lot better. They believe that they could be a team that can get to a super bowl and let's give Patrick get that. He's already been the league and be what we're seeing. It's ridiculous. The numbers that he puts up with the easy seems to do it. It's like Dan Marino reincarnated I needed when he first started out in Miami. Donna toney scared money doesn't make money and that's why John Harbaugh did the right thing there. He kept going forward on fourth down. He kept have putting the pressure on Kansas City because you're not being Kansas City by kicking field goals you gotta match them. Touchdown touchdown. They can score from anywhere on the field from twenty yards out from eight yards out. It doesn't really matter that potent offense. They're arguing the most potent offense we've seen since the greatest show on turf with the rams back in the day so you have to absolutely Mac match points for points with them and Baltimore breaking their identity which is to pull them over and use their power. I mean there's any wrong about losing a Game Act Kansas City early in the season. I think you learn you. You can learn a lot about yourself from that. Even though it's taking a break right here on the other side we're GonNa talk about the eagles. Look at this no flag on this play. There's a flag on every other player for holding and headless body in topless bar no flag. We'll be back with ourselves off. 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I'm selling all of it Tony Look this is a situation now where in Tonio Brown has played himself out of two teams in a span of a couple of weeks and you know what if I'm a player on another team. I don't know if I want him around. If he's going to air dirty laundry from my past you know the owner stuff is already bad enough but just the guys in the Locker Room Oh. I don't think we'll buy in twenty page. I've got former player. He goes deeper and deeper into an abyss every day of his life. Why does that someone reach out to him? Including dated drew roads now so I didn't tell the truth about other teams being interested and help us got somehow. Tell him to go away. I totally get it straight. Kevin blocks well. He lives on the social media platform and you know what it was a case of self immolation in this latest deal with the tweets that got him run out of New England but there's also a kernel of truth to what he had to say certainly when he brought up to Ben Rothlisberger cases which the one of which does developed out of these civil lawsuit to turn into a criminal investigation about sexual assault just as he is facing right now so there is truth in that be saying. There's a double standard with him him that other guys league didn't necessarily get Frank Guy Solar. How do you view it? All it would be nice to see just a little bit of Personal Accountability Accountability for many Tonio Ran. I think the saddest part is now this money that he's losing. He's Never GonNa make this money up. He's got five kids. How about thinking about their future for once instead of just think about yourself all the time we'll move on Kyle and four touchdowns through the air ten yards per pass? It's a win for the Carolina. Panthers Cam Newton had thrown four touchdowns in a game just once in his last nineteen games had passed for ten yards for ten just once in his last twenty eight panthers announced today Campbell Miss Another week so I'll get another start what he how do you be Carolina Looks Kyle Alan Versus Cam. Newton has a moment well. You have to remember that Alex gave seventeen last year one that he's two dollars a starter and cam soon lost his eighth straight starts dating back to last year. I think he's good for this team in the situation. He's good for McCaffrey who rushed for fifty yard yesterday. I think they got to continue to go with him and ride this young fellow. I talked about Friday. Would I have a chance to win that this allows team. It's fantastic for the panthers. I mean look you get to rest Cam Newton. He gets the chance to get healthy. You see that this guy holding a clipboard has done a good job doing that has learn the system and was able to step up when called upon that's what you want out of a backup quarterback. It's good for the franchise all while they beat the cardinals aren't very a good team but it's still a road win and I think he's better quarterback when you wonder if this is the could be the beginning of the end because we're talking about health and Kevin if he gets healthy. We don't know if that's going to happen the shoulder older and a foot injury. You never know maybe this is the beginning of the Tony Clark they don't you ask the question. How did the panthers see Cam mm-hmm Newton versus Kyle Allen? They don't see it as a guy. WHO's a really good backup? Their quarterback was hurt. He's been hurt since last season. He's had a shoulder injury but let's also take the opponent into account here. The Arizona cardinals are the fifth worst defense. They have the worst offense in the red zone this year. The Carolina Panthers had the best defense in the league. Let's slow down a little bit on this fight all right so you think they're they're doing it. As once Cam Newton as healthy he's coming back and quarterback team. I Guess Lions twenty-seven Eagles Twenty Four Phileas one into ah we've got good Samaritans catching humans from burning buildings better than they're receiving core writing out the window. We was catching Eggert. It's all over now so netflix Johnson offense offense K B what should the Eagle be most concerned about right now. They should be most concerned about whether or not they can rescue themselves to drop touchdown passes in the last two weeks by they had a couple of fumbles this week. They let a let up one hundred yard kick return right. I mean they were doing everything wrong to win. This football game just like they did the the other week and by the way Carson Wentz sack three times for the second time time in two weeks got to clean up and let's remember they needed a bit comeback to be Washington at home to me the biggest concern Dallas three no they look look like the classes the division all we heard all season was that Philadelphia's oldest great town could be the best the NFC haven't seen two biggest concern is Carson Wentz Tony he hasn't looked the same since the injury and there have been numerous reports out of Delfi that those guys in that locker room bought into Nick foles. They're not necessarily buying into Carson wentz. I I think that is his biggest problem leadership and he doesn't look the same page. I WANNA tip my hat to Kevin Nice performance today. It'll all this. What do you say that which made me wits I mean I think he's probably he's got the same quarterback he was before he got hurt? They would what but he's got terrible offensive line and yes. He's got terrible receivers but he's the Guy Command well. That's the thing right I mean half. They're team is injured and and then the offensive line I mean a lot of these sacks yesterday blackstone. It seemed like there was plenty of time for West that he still wasn't getting rid of the ball. We're we have plenty of time. I'm four showdown but we're getting rid of blackstone solar right now. If you have a hat then you consider your br you already broke the system very well done and maybe today's the day day six hundred page next. Could this be the day. What are you going for six hundred sodano opposing a world of sock who said it Emanuel saying man Ed what he paid? Yes we're not talking about Denver three. We are talking about how quickly they were in a world of sut versus Wisconsin. It's been pointed out by sub par ball coach George. What do you think Michigan starts noticing this now reality? They look like a team. That's rebuilding not a team that was poised to be in the College Football playoff. He's a quarterback who can't get as quarterbacks to play and now defense is even failing and that was the benchmark of they were the last couple of years. The Khaki Pants answer is they're going to give him more stretch than they would anybody else but because he can't beat the big teams if he doesn't beat Ohio state that's beginning to really notice a bit. 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BGN Memories #10: The 1980 Eagles - Part 1

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19:22 min | Last week

BGN Memories #10: The 1980 Eagles - Part 1

"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 and 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 the bills. Goodness. You could ever want and make sure to check out our other podcasts including the award winning the dirty inning with Justin clue and Trevor strunk and continued success with Justin and leaves Rozier subscribe on Apple podcasts or your favorite. PODCAST. APP. Hello Bleating Green Nation, and welcome to another edition of BGN memories power by as be nation and leading Green Nation I'm your host John Stolnis. You can follow me on twitter at John Stolnis and this year as we get ready to start the twenty twenty Philadelphia Eagles season it's also the fortieth anniversary of one of the most celebrated eagles teams in franchise history. Course we're talking about the nineteen eighty Philadelphia Eagles team coached by Dick meal that went to the team's first ever super bowl and Super Bowl fifteen against the Oakland raiders, and of course, we don't like talk about the actual. Super. Bowl because it was such a terrible a terrible evening, but we will get to the Super Bowl at the end of the year. But what this put, what Bgn memories is GonNa do coming up this fallen and we may have some other BGN memories shows that don't have anything to do with the nineteen eighty eagles. But once a month, we're going to take a look at each month of the nineteen eighty eagles season and break it down and take you step by step. We'll have some some audio sound from some of the Games, and we'll hear from some of the players. As we go as we go through this trip down memory lane, and on this episode of BG and Memories We're GonNa set the nineteen eighty season up as we get ready to celebrate the fortieth anniversary and I'll take you through the first month of nineteen eighty season. We'll look at the four games the eagles played that September. You know this was all about beating the Dallas cowboys. This nineteen eighty season was all about nothing more than beating the Dallas cowboys I mean it's a season that ultimately ended up in disappointment in a lot of ways a lot of people feel because of. That because the goal was beating the Dallas cowboys because it appeared as though they're super bowl was beating. Dallas in the NFC championship game at home that maybe they didn't have anything left for Super Bowl fifteen. But even though they didn't end up winning the Super Bowl, the nineteen eighty season was still a remarkable achievement in and of itself and in order to tell the story of the one, thousand nine, Hundred Eagles we have to go back to one, thousand, nine, hundred, seventy, six when birds owner Leonard tose hired Dick for meal one of college football's brightest young minds away from UCLA. So many NFL coaching jobs available and. Not Very often are you offer the opportunity to coach one? He had quite a job on his hand at a builder roster for his first three seasons without a first round pick the eagles had traded away their first round picks in those three seasons prior to his arrival and and yet without a first round pick in his first three seasons not until nineteen seventy nine for will built a playoff team and a championship contender. But it wasn't expected rocky start for Vermeil's eagles. This is a team that had not finished above five hundred since one, thousand, nine, hundred, sixty, six, when they went nine and five whenver meal took over they were enduring nine straight non winning seasons they had one, five, hundred season and the rest of those seasons. Eight others were all losing seasons. WHENVER meal took the reins and in one thousand, nine, hundred, seventy, six, thousand, nineteen, seventy, seven, Vermeil's first two seasons in Philadelphia it was more of the same, a four and ten and five and nine record those first two years but they did give us. Vince. Paulie. So that gives you some idea of Dick for meals first season in Philadelphia and how rocky it was but things started to slowly turn around in one, thousand, nine, hundred, seventy, eight, the eagles broke through and became winners for the first time in years they went to the playoffs for the first time in eighteen seasons with a nine and seven record at the start of all this the eagles traded for their quarterback, Ronge? Gorski. From the rams in exchange for all pro Titan Charlie Young. Jewish. Ski became the franchise. quarterback, the team was needing but Jorgi got battered in his first couple of years as the starter things did not go smoothly right off the bat for for Ron, but he started to put things together and in one thousand, nine, hundred, seventy, eight, thousand, nine, hundred, seventy, nine, and it all came together for him in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, but Rhonda whiskey was the key piece because you gotTa have that quarterback. You've got to have a QB who can lead the team and the Eagles had suffered for years with. A rotating group of very uninspiring choices at quarterback you remember the years in the nineties when we were going through Bobby Hoya, Koy, detmer and the like this was a lot like that in the in the early to mid nineteen seventies until the eagles traded for Ranjha Warsi. The Eagles also drafted Wilbert Montgomery in the sixth round of the nineteen, seventy seven drafted running back, and this was one of the key pieces to turn turning this Philadelphia. Eagles team from an also ran into a playoff contender montgomery became one. Of the greatest players in team history not bad for a six rounder and was a was a vital component to the nineteen hundred season and the seasons before that where they went to the playoffs, and of course, the other big star on the offense during this time was Harold Carmichael a seventh round pick in one, thousand, nine, hundred, seventy one he actually played tight end in his rookie season because he was so big had a breakout season in nineteen, nine, hundred, seventy three for the team but then struggled after that. As, the eagles went through their carousel of quarterbacks in the. Mid Seventy Seventies. Carmichael predictably struggled as well. It's really hard to be a productive NFL wide receiver when you're quarterbacks stink on a regular basis but once Jawara ski and Ver- meal and Wilbert Montgomery arrived all these guys started to come into their own and you started to get a sense that this team had something this was not a dynamic offense. Until nineteen eighty in the late seventy S, this was this was an offense that did the job that move the football that scored enough points to two to win but they were not a dynamic offense. But in nineteen eighty, a conservative offense really exploded and and became something special and it was because you had Joe Worsley playing at the highest level he ever played in his career and you had Wilbert. Montgomery who got hurt in nineteen eighty and missed a few games. But when he was out there was playing at an elite level and you had Harold Carmichael doing things that very few wide receivers in the NFL could do. So in one, thousand, nine, seventy, eight, the eagles lost to the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC wildcard game it was the first ever NFL wildcard game by the way. Christmas Eve nine teens. Atlanta stadium the first time in eighteen years the Philadelphia Eagles are playing a meaningful game and December blocked they are in the playoffs against the. After three period, the eagles lead thirteen. But all along. The calkins have been a fourth quarter team attack that concern the those coaching staff back. Leaked. GotTa play like. Zero and that's been a flat out and execution the. Only thing is ask yourself can we show them out to wrestler? The Atlanta Falcons the Miracle Team of nineteen seventy eight have one more miracle left. Off Area touchdowns, give them a team but being that. Great. While eliminating the Eagles from further playoff competition. Yet what mattered with not that the EGOS had long. been there at all, but then the eagles went eleven and five in nineteen, seventy nine, they won their wildcard game against the Chicago bears and then lost Tampa Bay in the divisional round finishing second in the NFC east each season to the Dallas cowboys and it was those cowboys who the eagles had to beat. Now, this was a team that entered. Nineteen eighty with great expectations because as we've seen in with recent eagles teams during the Andy Reid era and others is that they were taking steps they finally broke through and made the playoffs broke that long postseason drought in Nineteen, seventy eight they lost their one and only playoff game they lost to the Falcons after blowing that lead as you just heard. but the next year took another step forward they beat the bears in the wildcard round and then lost to the buccaneers in the divisional round. The city of Philadelphia and everybody else felt like this team was ready to take the next step that they were ready to be a championship caliber team but they had to beat the Dallas cowboys that. Was the hump that was the that was the that was immovable object that they had to try and push out of the way, and so they design their team and they design their program to beating the cowboys and in training camp for meal challenge the team to focus on the season with one goal in mind beating the Dallas cowboys in nineteen eighty. It finally, all came together the defense headed by Marion. Campbell allowed the fewest points per game in the NFL thirteen point nine points per game. The Eagles were a ferocious three four defense led by their linebackers Bill Burgi and Franklin master on the insides, and then you had outside linebackers, John, bunting Jerry Robinson creating havoc Robinson led the team with four. Recovered fumbles to go with two interceptions. We don't know about sack leaders by the way because sacks did not become an official statistic until nineteen, eighty, two individuals sacks by the way anyway. So we don't really know exactly how many sacks these guys had but bill burgi Franklin Master John. Bunting Jerry Robinson were terrors at linebacker on the defensive line you had. Proved the only pro Bowler on the team was Charlie Johnson who played nose tackle. He was a monster but Dennis Harrison Carl hairston on the outside Herm Edwards. In rookie. Roy Now, young were the corners to go along with safety's Bernard Wilson who led the team with six interceptions and Randy. Logan who was the starter at strong safety? So a great. Core of defenders and they only allowed under just under two touchdowns per game thirteen point nine points per game, which again was the lowest mark in the NFL offensively the three three big stars as I mentioned were Jewish Sqi who had a career year that year running back we'll montgomery and wide receiver. Harold Carmichael but they were able helped by fullback Leroy. who had a productive season and Charlie Smith was the other starter at wide who actually had more receiving yards in nineteen eighty. Then Carmichael tight end Keith was a solid offensive tight end for that era and John Spagnuola was just coming into his own as a young player at tight end and they had an offensive line that mashed people and protected. Jeweler ski better than he had ever been protected in his career. You had stan walters wind up becoming a legendary radio play by play guy with Merrill Reese at tackle along with Jerry. Sizemore. You had PD Perot and woody. He People's at guard and Guy Morris at center the offense average twenty, four points per game in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty. Six highest in the NFL as the eagles raced out to an eleven, one record in one, thousand, nine hundred and eventually finished twelve and four. So I'm next we're going to take a look at how the team got off to a fast start in the month of September that's coming up next here on PGN memories. Support for this podcast comes from Microsoft teams. Now are more ways to be a team with Microsoft teams. Bring. Everyone together in one space with a new virtual room, collaborate live drawing sharing and building ideas with everyone on the same page and make sure more of your team has seen in heard with up to forty nine people on screen at once learn more about all the newest teams features at Microsoft Dot Com slash teams baseball. Truly it is awful I'm phillies writer Justin clue join me every. Week, along with John Stolnis Liz, Rozier, and Dr Trevor Strunk as we discuss all the ways, the phillies of hurt us on our podcast hidden as well as historical anecdotes and rar emotional ramblings on our other shows continued success and the dirty inning subscribed to the good fight and you'll get conversations with insiders analysis of breaking news and stat stat stats. Together, we'll survive whatever baseball can throw at us. It had been twenty years since the Eagles had won a champion. That joyous day Franklin's he'll had long since faded into years of cruel jokes dice. An empty January's. But in one, thousand, nine, hundred, Ninety, eight, the long wait ended. Began under the summer skies at West Chester State College. Coach Dick meal in this round the toughest training camp in the League. But. It was just the kind of program that could propel a team towards title. Good. Job. Now. We will get a second chance. Game I I'm GONNA do right. Temple. Starting to sags he's starting to feel sorry for themselves a little bit out here. And I told you. Coach go feel sorry for you. Get Leroy you're GONNA BE, quicker? That's not enough and we're back with BG and memories. Don't you just love the sound of John Cendiz voice on the NFL films on the just it brings you back. Doesn't it? Well, right now, we're going to take a look at the fast start. This team got off to in September as as we enter this month of September and as the Twenty Twenty Eagles get ready to kick off their September schedule. We look back in one, thousand, nine, hundred and we see. That, in week one, the Eagles had their home opener against the broncos who had made the playoffs each of the previous three years. So this was a tough task for the. Nineteen. Eighty Eagles to start off the season but it wasn't even a contest and this would be a sign of things to come for this football team. They jumped on top with a quick Rhonda Whiskey Fifty, six yard touchdown pass to Carmichael and lead twenty to nothing at Halftime Denver would add A. Field goals in the third quarter to make twenty, two six but SPAG Nola an eleven yard touchdown pass from Jewish in the fourth quarter to ice this ballgame twenty, seven to six and the birds were off to a one no start to the nineteen eighty season winning the home opener in week two, this was the game you really felt like that this was going to be a different team and this was going to be a different season. The Eagles went to Minnesota to take on a very good team in the vikings eighteen that they would play in the postseason later in the year and. They just beat the ever living crud out of Minnesota on the road forty, two, two, seven, the Eagles got a tremendous rushing performance from Montgomery who ran twenty times for one, hundred, sixty, nine yards and two touchdowns. One of them a seventy, two yard touchdown burst Leroy Harris Volker to couple of touchdowns and fantasy football people would have been so upset with Leroy, Harris Vulture a couple of touchdowns away from Milberg Wilbert. Montgomery but he found the end zone twice and Jor ski was incredibly efficient when twenty, twenty six and threw for two touchdowns as the defense held the vikings to just thirty two yards rushing and allow Tommy Kramer to complete just sixteen of thirty nine pass attempts for one hundred and seventy eight yards. It was a thoroughly thoroughly dominating performance from start to finish to allow the nineteen eighty eagles to go to to know. In Week three, it was more of the same as the hated New, York giants came veteran stadium and were destroyed by the birds thirty five to three at this. At this time, the giants were a pretty terrible football team but this was a this was an absolute demolition. Montgomery. Scored twice again although not the same kind of production as in Minnesota fifteen carries for eighty seven yards but. He also caught seven balls out of the backfield for sixty seven yards and a touchdown eagles receivers, Charlie, Smith, and Carmichael each scored as well with Georgie going eighteen for twenty nine for two hundred, forty yards and three touchdowns. A Very Young Phil Simms was held to twenty one of forty nine passing with no touchdowns and two interceptions for the giants in week three. So here you have the. Philadelphia. Eagles. Off to a three and start they've beaten two very good teams in the Denver Broncos and Minnesota Vikings and then destroyed a pretty bad giant team. So they had to feel good going into week four traveling to Saint. Louis to take on the cardinals, remember the cardinals in Saint Louis at this point. But this was a surprising loss, their first loss of the season came in. Week four the final game on the birds. September. Cal Calendar something that would only happen four times all season in Saint Louis taking on the cardinals the birds offense turn the ball over three times and rushed for just over one hundred, nine yards on thirty attempts in a dispiriting twenty four to fourteen loss to the cardinals to fall to three and one on the season for once the. Eagles defense could not stop the opposition's run game as Otis Anderson ran for one hundred, fifty, one yards and two scores as the cardinals as a team ran for one, hundred, ninety, five yards on forty one carries. So the eagles finished the month of September at three and one but that loss would be the last experience for quite a little while and as we jump into October next. Month we'll give you a little bit more detail about the October schedule and the blitz. The Eagles are about to go on as this team proved that they were going to be a nightmare for teams to deal with throughout the nineteen eighty season and folks that'll do it for this edition of BG, and Memories. Again, this is going to be a special season as we look back at one. Thousand Nine, hundred eighty and reminisce about what happened with that with one of the great teams in Philadelphia. Sports. History. So many great heroes emerged from that team and we're GONNA WE'RE GONNA dissect at all as the season goes along and I hope as the season goes along I'll be able to talk to some folks who covered that season and and were were neck deep in the. Nineteen eighty vehicles can tell us what it was like to be a Philadelphia Sports Fan during that time because you also had the phillies winning the world series that October for the first time in franchise history and the Sixers, the eagles both going to their sports sat championship Brown. So it was a magical time to be a Philadelphia sports fan in the eagles were just getting their season started. In September on nineteen eighty. So thanks everybody for tuning in and I'll talk to you next time here on Fiji. Hey there. PODCAST Powell's I'm John Stolnis the host of the Phillies pod hitting season. One of the shows that make up the good fight podcast family from espy nation. Look the baseball season is one, hundred, 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 podcasts including the award winning the dirty inning with Justin. Clue and Trevor Strunk and continued success with Justin and Liz rozier subscribe on Apple podcasts or your favorite podcast APP.

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Falling Apart?

PTI

21:52 min | 1 year ago

Falling Apart?

"For the interruption but I'm Mike Wilbon Tony Scientists now stay you may be able to eat more red meat's on Tony Corners I'm sticking with hamster weird older age eighty two hamsters tell no action any of those sort of varmints that Watson who ran for two through another meanwhile Patrick Mahomes was less than his MVP self as he threw three touchdowns but committed a couple of turnovers tone it's ten it's ten for a while that was that was my point cowboys getting poked wasn't the only upset yesterday the sidedly bad team that had not won a game all season the jets got twenty four points yesterday in their previous three games the jets got a total of twenty three thought emanating from the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex I'll buy that thought is the cowboys lost their third straight game yesterday and this was not a good team this was the jets about mahomes bad ankle or something deeper for the chiefs at work so we go to the glasses early in the show the last two weeks the chiefs have lost both times everything every year at this time if the cowboys are not all the way going to the Super Bowl people say to fire Jason Gap Jerry Jones doesn't fire Jason Garin though as lamb no it wasn't a PTI boys and girls in today's episode chiefs lose again the rams look lost and Kirk cousins finding everyone but we begin today with the Texans laying a second straight home field loss on the chiefs in Kansas City certainly qualifies the Battle of quarterbacks picked after trubisky boy wizard to Sean consider the cowboys a contender no no no no no these things are always fluid and the cowboys have gone direction nobody anticipated I mean you look at some point Mike because he's been there I think over ten years now at I think he has at some point you make a change for change's sake at some point uh I understand that you don't need any fruits and you don't eat anything green won't eat Greens people are saying he's got to get a new contract and in two weeks later they're saying what he lame duck let him go and Dak Prescott how those negotiations going to go for his Tom. They've lost to the colts and they've Lost Texans in both of those games the opposing team kept the ball way longer way longer than the running defense cold is you cannot allow Kansas City's office even with mahomes limping around to have the football you keep it away from this up teams for the longest deal with Aaron the richest guy in the history of this point so the reason they are still a contender not for the Super Bowl but the reason there is still a contender is that the NFC East is God awful division yeah how many think I gave the cowboys yesterday fifteen bingo fifteen everybody had the cowboys winning that game and now this will fall on Garrett who at one moment schedule you don't think they're gonNA lose three lose one you don't think they're gonNA lose it adjusts I know in my bill how many points out of sixteen the highest point till you can Roger's when that office was potent and caring team not like now the defending in Green Bay so but I think Tony people are learning how to play Kansas City chiefs have to Pat Rushing to thirty seven minutes and the Texans had it for forty and then the colts ran for hundred eighty yards and the Texans win one hundred ninety two that is defense that's not you New England that don't make the playoffs I think the forty niners they play defense they run the ball maybe Kyle Shanahan maybe he's the golf was missing wide open people by by ten yards there was something physically wrong with him with his son gotten his eyes or something I don't quite understand that if the cowboys if Jerry Jones decided right now at three and three with division dare still to win with no clear cut great team in the it has less than two losses like it's a Sarah Cole nutty P it's a sinkhole the AFC San Francisco Forty niners throttled the Rams inlaws we know Jerry Jones spent a ton of money not spend it right he's going to sign tact Prescott to to to some new contract he's still spending Tony that will be a disaster yeah you might want to just hold that genius tag that goes with his bust in canton you might want to put that off for a few years one of the things was Jerry Goff a Angeles yesterday the hell last Super Bowl team to seven points they held your boy jared goff to seventy eight yards passing and just one passing I down and you see worked with Sean McVeigh for Jay Gruden who's not the genius but maybe it's house Shanahan who's the genius we certainly know cow Shanahan has a certain pedigree I'm back that is defense feeding defense is leading its approach and I've been talking about what I see just unbelievably incompetent or inadequate Ching this is very good coaching the last two weeks out of those teams for specific would you say is in hand you wouldn't say that the top of the okay you but the point is they seem a little too smug and the league seems to have already caught the Los Angeles Rams you look at their losses Jameis Winston who Katie complete a pass downfield okay he's got three interceptions for every completed pass he helped their butts the rams looked like they are you could make the case for the seahawks the best team in the NFC Azure they went to Cleveland and beat the browns yesterday how happy throttle pushback I would give us a todd Gurley didn't play an Todd Gurley place it's a different team and then there is that sorta doesn't players that terrible history limited of teams that lose in a super bowl other than act two then sit down they have Thursday at Denver game would you sit mahomes so that he has a two weeks spread to get completely healthy ran for another maybe boy no it all Baker Mayfield was actually paying attention to how the position is played Tony Voting Right now would you cast your Mvp Tony also I mean the rams the rams had a good year and a half and I know now when you have a good season and a half people make you the greatest thing since sliced bread the redskins and the giants are unlikely to win five games each riles Dole goody eagles the eagles are throwing up on themselves as we speak so that's why and you bring up the Jason they're not they had their stadium overrun by it looked like there's little arrogance with the rams that they ought not have the one small bring him back not this coming Sunday but the next at green problem with last week was he had to reintroduce tweet during the game. I don't know if that happened yesterday when you do that I got to see how he shows and every time the camera cut the sideline you saw the forty nine defensive coordinator applauding yet another stop will what happened to the brilliant Sean mcvay skimpy to mention this in the AFC you have the Patriots were undefeated you have the bills who have one loss but they're in the Patriots Division it pretty good nobody else has awesome undefeated team I don't think he's on their level yet I don't can we just can we just agree on one thing what we're going to shut up already about the Browns we're going to say that Whoa you lost earlier t. of the forty niners lost wearing on is the best team in the NFC. I told you last week if they were undefeated then they're still undefeated don't you again you could also make the case Russell Wilson is the most valuable player in the league given another great performance two hundred ninety five yards passing two touchdowns throwing committing a forty niners are maybe we'll Seattle is good but I didn't want to take your shot in my ear you WanNa take a shot at how many years since for Jason Garrett I was GonNa say eight is yesterday as Kirk cousins threw four touchdown passes three to the reluctant Vikings to fund digs who seem to be running narrowly in an open field speaking of the teams that are overrated right now not delivering maybe this was partially on their defense I wanna see cousins do this against some really really Brown's done we'll saying all summer long shut up with the Cleveland Browns Baker Mayfield who was supposed to be somebody who ran out here putting him in the Super Bowl with a by all the way through January those people ought to be a little embarrassed the Minnesota Vikings beat the the ego you know what they can measure they can go instagram numbers with anybody okay but when it comes Sunday they frequently get their bus with up tomorrow I mean players off day they come in Tuesday for treatment I wanna see how we is Wednesday I'll make a last minute decision if you will be out of here nearly a thousand yards from McCaffrey pretty much goes like this Cam Newton out for four or five games already kyle is in that you don't know much about and they're winning games cousins for years in Washington is the version we have seen of cousins in the last two games aversion you can believe him I expect causes do this every game the eagles edging right from six or seven years ago this isn't that they put the game on Russell Wilson now and Pete Carroll understands that he can do that and it is working one in the NFC who do you have above them Akers Lobley have Seattle in the saints right there with him a little saying to the undefeated team ballot for Russell Wilson you vote for Russell Wilson he has fourteen touchdown passes he has no sections he's completing at seventy two percent but you can vote for Christian born to but the case you make for Wilson is they're five in one and their defense is not at all what it was this is largely on him he's got to do a lot more this is not game I don't see myself anymore if you don't see yourself clearly can you really expect others to I'm having a breakthrough it's not easy fatty linebacker who said the weakness in that team is kirk cousins so let him just have the and after the game what would say up to it I said I wanna see a bigger backwards a little bit with Kirk cousins but but did and feeling first of all time ago and he found deeds shut up so they're real and they're really good yeah I would give this game ball to Zach Brown Zac Brown who ran his Kathleen I wrote down Christian has seven Tuck rushing. McCaffrey has two touchdowns receiving and he's close after six games I don't know there's a few people you cast your ballot for at this point they are the two leading God's Mvp McCaffrey and Russell Wilson Yeah what about Garoppolo it taken from his father and that's legit by the way Sean mcvay skit where this grandfather but I'm just saying Tony with no hitters and founding the same two guys did it in the exact same exact same deep regardless back to the nationals worst you can talk all you want stand there an answer it own up to man up to it next man up because they want to stay in the NFL all the time I want to say but good for him because two weeks ago his own teammates will let him have it he has responded the only way you can or that matters he found theline two weeks I didn't watch any of that should be embarrassed watching I watched the two points at the end what why would you invest in the interruption is brought to you by Burger King try the all new imposs- how you're feeling no one understands known Levi's no one will even let me into their house I knock knock but they ignore me what else I look in the mirror and Zabol whopper made from plants only at BK Geico Presents Monster Counseling Dracula tell me Fisher one eight okay close game I am not confident that they are necessarily better than Oklahoma or Clemson I don't know if they're better than Ohio now who will warn or even coming on always I'm not completely sold because I think that he's the kind of guy that follows two good games with a bad day it'd be a vampire but with Geico it's super easy to switch and save hundreds on your car insurance you do this and you say well I don't WanNa talk only game questions notices a game question 'cause you ran your mouth and he kicks your butt good for Kirk cousins who doesn't seem like a guy offense yeah but I'm not sure they aren't getting too many votes when November ninth at Alabama then we go back to the trying to find a reason to not vote for Alabam something and maybe they feel they're the flame under their fannies and they had to make a move but Mike variable I'm sorry I'm not I'm not putting Ryan Tannehill in the game that was a really big game that Lsu was Florida's a really good team and Lsu it was at home Marietta was benched in favor of Ryan Tannehill and this points up to something I've been talking to you about which is the bizarre head coaching decisions to just do Miss Winston and Marcus Mariota well this comes up because these guys were in the same draft wisden from five picks yesterday and was just completely dreadful I know they got it but they don't WanNa let this thing go back to Saint Louis not even up three to it's a two three two format which is wonderful for intriguing different points of curiosity I think the nationals need to just win this in Washington and nothing's Strasbourg is the guy to go out and dominate tonight even though he's pitching against flaherty flower he's been the best to beat one of those who teams and they're going to get that chance of Alabama in the latest came with the November nine are you giving up on both find them they're usually both let's take a break coming up the nationals are up to nothing but aren't cardinals actually cooked I'll have to do you wanna say I do you you celebrity natinal friends over here yeah like dolphins even want to convert this two point try try to tank four redskins around that job the older right now yeah you would you would actually thank you for asking finance I I like to witnesses excuse should he be happy it did not convert two two points or to win that sorry so it's an odd choice of plays you throw in a screen and even if the guy catches the screen which he didn't there's four redskins right around them this is how Miami gets a big win yesterday they cover so therefore we're happy thought they stay in the running for the number one overall draft pick I to nothing man they're up through nothing with two brilliantly pitch games I don't know that I've seen I'm not all different John Larson I don't remember two guys going back to back that D for the first time I don't know if Wisconsin Beats Ohio state that they're better ones Wisconsin they are getting a lot of votes because for the first time they've stepped into this century and throw I liked supposed to be reborn with Freddie Kitchens he has eleven interceptions it's impossible kitchens was the wrong higher is that but I don't want to blame this on kitchens I'm gonNA blame the some of the players because they got all season for the right to draft an Alabama quarterback would you do this is exactly what the dolphins appear to be doing porn Josh Rosen talking about looking lost Emma this Alabama fatigue to some degree in is probably even a little clemson fatigue but I'm not putting LSU either one of them the onus is on Lsu bad five picks yeah so I see the five picks by Winston and I think I told you this yesterday when we talk they are beginning to remind me of Heath Shuler and when Marcus Mariota who's actually one franchise a playoff games for is ambulatory. I'm not doing that so I'm

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Week 12 Playoff Rankings Preview

College Football Live

22:38 min | 2 years ago

Week 12 Playoff Rankings Preview

"Is he ready? Calm day over and college football live, and I call room, and the college football playoff committee room, not stress this week for these guys, right? Pete. Thompson goes Tenneco first time this late into a season since two thousand nine welcome in college football live. I'm Peter burns. Todd, mcshay, David Pollack, boys. What do they do this week in the committee room? They just sit there play monopoly. They they got four night going. What are they doing age demographic probably wipes out fortnight listening? One thing. One thing I do want the committee to do just like, I think all of us. Let's pay attention. Everybody down the stretch. I don't care what you did last week. It's the totality. It's the body of work teams are going to continue to evolve just like Oklahoma's defense. We've been watching them watching them. Todd got a good look of them of close personal Cornelis. Just look like John Elway. So just continue to evolve continue to show us how your feelings are. And if they change them week to week, it's okay? All right. So the question is I don't think there's going to be a change in number one and number two with Obama in. Clemson pollock. I'll start back with you before you get into here. Todd has Clinton close that gap between Alabama the last couple of weeks. I'm from the south they'd done been close the gap. I mean, if you've been watching the last several weeks, I mean, it's to me, you know, listen there was a time when we talked. We said it's Alabama and everybody else they live on a different planet that everybody else. Well, there's now two people on that planet. It's Clemson and Alabama, and that's their own little planet. And then everybody else is just kind of jumping in for some oxygen. I'm not there yet. But I'm not. I mean, I think they're really good. Are they really good? I think it's one then Clemson. And then there's another tier the rest of y'all as you like to call it how how cold or are you up here in Boston this week? There's a little chilly. Chilly little show. Yeah. But I I don't know. I can't by I think Ella bama's just say. Just just just out of curiosity. Let's go to a big board. Todd mcshay big board where did we find clemson's defensive line? Those four would they all be on the top thirty eight top forty is. Brian is not in the first round the other. We are. So I mean, it's ridiculous. I get it. I get it. The worst guy federal orcs around it. Right. Yeah. Yeah, I'm not I'm not there. But we don't need to go there tonight. So it's not an NFL draft show. What I'm saying? I think they're really good. But they're in they're better than everybody else. But I still think bama's got a little bit of an edge over everybody. All right bama's also going to have their hands full here in a couple of weeks in the SEC championship game, Georgia. I mean Pollock is this team. That's rounding into shape over the last couple of weeks with the win against Florida, then Kentucky and what they've been doing lately. There's no doubt. And they've gotten back to realizing listen Jake from a great quarterback Jake from is that he needs the running game. First Georgia needs the running game. I and the key component of the running game last year. We had those moments where we went de'andre swift. Like, did you see that guy? Cut sony. Michelle's good. Nick, shoves good looks even better. Now, you're starting to see that you're starting to see that come to for wishing Jake from has been lights out in third down defenses causing turnovers giving them extra shot. And they've warned everybody that vote right there in the ground is. Insane. That's the guy that you saw last year that starting to come back for for Georgia. And when that happens now, they're becoming more and more of a threat. I I remember looking at the tape last year will these guys are going to be first second round picks. They're going to be really good players in the NFL. But that guy is better than the two older. And he averaged ten point nine yards per carry this past weekend. I mean, that's crazy to do that in an SEC game. He's he's a special back. There's no question about it in Georgia. They're offensive line starting to get a little bit more, physical and gains more confidence. This is a team that now is going to make it interesting. I know I said Alabama and then everybody else, but it's gonna get interesting. In SEC championship game. He said hit on a scale of one to ten he's like a seven point eight on scale to ten tough to see what happens. What happens when he gets like nine point five, right? All right. You can say nine point five that's the way that you can talk about Michigan right now that they're really rolling shape. Patterson this offense, do they truly control their own fate. I know everybody says destiny, but it's supposed to be fair identity is predetermined Todd do they control their own fate. If they went out there in. I'm not sure I wouldn't say one hundred percent because. That means it's no, no, thank you know. No. But it's not you kinda sorta due to do, you know, maybe no, no. They don't really close. But don't. It's the scenario that we talked about last week. And we we've hammered home Georgia beats Alabama. There's a chance Michigan could get left out of the party. And I listen. And you start putting these I'm glad you said that, but you start putting these teams in clusters, and you start measuring all these teams together and you start looking at Notre Dame and Michigan. There's a big oldest red flag that's sticking up in the air with IB you and the other one's beat the other one. So I mean one hundred so Michigan. No, I don't think they control their own destiny. I think they're one of the few. If Georgia goes out and beats Alabama. How do you not bring Alabama has to be in the party too? So I completely agree with you right now real quick. But both of you guys. Would you take Alabama over Michigan? If they happen to lose against Georgia. Is that what you're saying? You think Alabama was the better than Michigan? No. Yeah. I think over Michigan. Now, the differences remember last year, Ohio State was the big ten champion, but they had two losses in the blowout loss over to Iowa. So that changed a little bit. How about this? Let's do a little Pac twelve and a little bit of stock shall we do that real quick Todd. What do we got rolled out? We do it every week. Right. God. Two. Washington state to get when you got stocks the stock hold hold. Itself. Whole hold. I say what we know Gardner. Vince, you can do his thing. And he is one of the most quarterbacks to watch in college football. But I will say this defense has been pretty clutch and they've come up with big plays. And that's not what I'm seeing a couple of weeks ago against cow. They they scored nineteen points and won the game. I mean, usually their defense is a speed bump, and we know Mike Leach and that offense is always high flying and having a good time. And throwing it all of the yard and being successful. The defense is come up with clutch plays when they needed it. And that's different. Yeah. Every week. I wait for that like down the Washington state letdown. We haven't seen it yet. So that's why I'm not selling but hold hold apple coming up looming large, right? At least by the mustache. We can all by the most Ashrat we could. That was all over by the mustache. All right. That's college football playoff. Let's talk about a little bit of other news because Ohio State has come out some news now publicly disputing report that X buckeyes assistant coach Zac Smith allegedly used a racial slur during altercation last year what the former player the former of Ohio State receiver. Trevon garage told stadiums bread mcmurphy that Smith used the N word doing a heated exchange with this son during a practice last year the school denied that when contacted by Murphy reiterated its stance on a statement released Tuesday Hieaux state university unequivocally in vehemently disputes, the unfounded allegations by Brett mcmurphy, any allegations of racism are outrageous and false university told Murphy they have found no evidence support these allegations reporting. This manor is irresponsible inflammatory and a severe invasion invasion of privacy for the student athlete in his family as well as baseless personal attack on coach Mayer. It is regrettable that mcmurphy and his employer. Would use such poor judgment in running this. Inaccurate story. Urban Meyer was asked about the allegations earlier today. First reaction was like everyone's around here was irate and our players were. I mean over the top irate when they came to see me, they were, you know. I mean, extremely upset that kind of what did he made about something that is absolutely not tolerated at Penn, quite honestly, the most preposterous in ever heard certainly looking into legal action. I don't understand the rules and the laws of the way on to say that you can just accuse people something that did not happen. That because in develop an so we'll to was knee. Will he play against the civil coming up? I'll tell you why they need to be calling the Vatican this week when we return on college football live. ESPN home of the New Year's six and the college football playoff. Took -nology truth. Brought to you cold. Truth teenagers can communicate entirely in emojis birthday party. Kitten sucker bulb pineapple truth. It's so easy to switch him. Save on car insurance at geiko dot com. Why are you talking about? Paper clips shoulder. Shrug high five wizard hat what go fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percents or more. For the second weekend row, Alabama quarterback in Heisman front to and talking about all I had to leave the game due to a lower leg injury happened in the LSU game last Saturday versus Mississippi State now, let's take a look at planning for success. Brought to you by northwestern mutual. Hey, coach Nick Sabin to this weekend. No. Why would we do that? I mean. This was not unimportant game or he doesn't need to play. Or man. I think we need to do a better job of the people playing around them doing what they're supposed to do. So don't get hit. And he needs to do a better job of stepping up in a pocket and getting rid of the ball, which he had several opportunities to do. So. Some of these hits can be avoided despite better execution, and I think that's what we're going to focus on, you know, not trying to take a guy out of the game. So he can improve or do what he needed to do to get better. Or we need to do it. We need to do to get better as a team and developed some confidence in each other. Got to be honest with you always have confidence and Sabin sweater game. It's pretty strong guys. All right. How about this? Let's play a little call concern. David I'll start with you calmer concern to playing against the citadel this weekend. Com. Listen, I think that he I'm pretty positive. He won't get touched regardless back there in the pocket. I'm pretty confident they'll be nice protection. And they'll do a lot of throwing the football. But I mean I have concerned for his knee. Because this is another another shot another opportunity another him limping off the field in the more. He does this the more. You wonder what the heck's going on? Because then don't seem like he's fine. And then all of a sudden, he seems like he's he can't even walk. So I don't know what. But one thing that's very important Todd. And you know, this is a player you don't just sit guys when they're healthy enough to play. You don't you don't do that. You don't go. Hey to healthy. We're going to sit you this week. What about everybody else that has to grind? What about every show up? Yeah. But also, right. Isn't he saying, yeah? Go ahead. I get that. But go back and look at the history every year studying draft prospects are why did this guy not play. He played twelve of thirteen or fourteen of fifteen games. He's a linebacker. He's a cornerback whatever he is. So if Nick Sabin which consistently says, and I believe he's honest about it that the quarterback is the same as the linebackers. The defensive lineman is everybody else if you're not gonna if you're going give those guys the day off. Why aren't you going to give this guy the day off? That's gonna give anybody that needs serious. He's backing by the day off unless they are hurt. He's he's not Nick say you're not getting to passes. Well, I don't know. No. I think he's hurt. But I don't know. This is something where it gets hit. And all of a sudden it hurts again because sometimes he looks fine. And sometimes he does. And so if he needs rest by all means, there's isn't a debate. This is only if he's healthy if he's again how he's making. He's trying to make a point by this. Yeah. You know, Nick, though, you have to earn your time in practice and. If you're gonna play in the game, he wants everything to be competition. So you gotta go out there. And you gotta bust your button practice just like everybody else that's kind of his MO, which is really good for him. And sometimes people never get healthy. Because of that, man. You just go up there you call the pope as the Vatican. The pope mobile for a week, and he'll be fine against us. Citadel by the way, Mack Jones. Hope you're ready for a lot of playing time in that game. All right, calm or concern. Here. David let's start with you one loss Notre Dame their playoff chances. If somehow they lose of of course, it'd be concerned if you wanna get in you need to you need to win. So they don't they don't have an ACC championship game. They're technically a part of the somehow, but they're gonna be sitting at home when everybody else's playing on championship weekend. They have those opportunities the buckeyes did years ago against -sconsin to make a statement. And and really punch your ticket and give the committee something to look at. So I would I would have concern if I if I was at a loss, obviously, just like most everybody else, of course, concern. The Michigan thing is becomes a head to head and we already talked about that. But then there's also there's Oklahoma, and there's Washington state and there's other teams out there. So listen, it's not they didn't do anything to deserve. Whether they have a conference championship game or not. But at the end of the day, they don't so they've got a they've got a win is my guess. A team that has to win out. Also as the one that you just talked about Oklahoma, calmer concern, Oklahoma's defense, and really frankly, the the lack of defense played overall in the big twelve right now Todd. Ton of concern. I mean, it's it's hard to watch. Sometimes the last two weeks, I've had Oklahoma Texas Tech Oklahoma, Oklahoma state, and it's almost assume it's going to be you start at forty and it's going to be forty to fifty. You know, it's and there's some good individual players, but the lack of team defense, and yes, I understand the offenses. But they've got to improve in that area the whole conference is it's almost like they just give into the fact that we don't play good defense because we have great offenses. Well. They can be better. There's no question about it. And I think you have to start putting your best athletes on that side of the ball. That's going to be the difference. Some point I was state. I think it's kinda starting that trend right now. Let me let me ask you re re Polly does this push comes to shove with a college football committee take away from Oklahoma. If they happen to run the table or maybe West Virginia because they don't play defense in the big twelve they're gonna examine the whole package. Of course, that's going to be part of it, and and they should examine the whole package. But that being said they better examine the office package too. Because that's dynamite. Kinda Murray is going to get his if Nick Sabin has to go against collar marine company in the first round Lincoln Riley. It would be amazing TV. It would be. That's amazing because I can't stand the defense. But I would love to see to versus Connor being because you gotta realize the offense is so dad and listen to year ago. It was Baker Mayfield. We talked about going in the championship games in the playoffs. He's gonna get thirty. He's gonna get collar Murray's not any different collar Murray might be more difficult to defend because he can discuss data so quickly and chew up sixty. So I you have to take into account the defense the past defenses atrocious. I is hurt when I watched the tape, but the offense good Lord can they function the over and under of that game would probably be around one hundred ninety eight and I believe that might end up taking the over. And that when now it's time to discussing Capital One of fan vote Todd which one of these teams has the best chance of making the playoff Ohio State, Oklahoma, wazoo or West Virginia, which when you go on with I wanna go with Oklahoma after all that talk about the defense with Oklahoma because of Cuyler and because of marquees Brown. And CD lamb and that often. By the way. I don't think Kyla Murray's chance at a Heisman is completely done. I come it up right now we start looking at the best of the best moments twenty five years sportscenter. Yeah. 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RTEM #174: Super Bowl LIII Bets

Even Money

00:00 sec | 1 year ago

RTEM #174: Super Bowl LIII Bets

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And we are presented, of course, by Beddoe online dot AG, your online sportsbook experts use that code podcast, one to take whatever advice, Steve fezzet gives you and maybe me on some of these prop bets and some of these things we've got a dive into and of course, betting the game the over the under and what we think about patriots versus Rams now on a Thursday. You can of course, always get at Steve on social media at fez exports and only at fez exports. He is the only two time winner of the Super Bowl. Professional football gambling, the west gate casino Super Bowl professional football gambling, west gate casino. He is that guy, and we are so thankful. Oil to have him each and every week. And by the way, reminder that this shows year round we never stop because next week. We gotta recap what happened in the Super Bowl then will start to dive into some college football stuff will recap the whole year. How we did start to look at some future stuff for teams for next year. I mean, it really that's the beauty of gambling. Now, it really it really. Never ends. All right, Steve. So before we actually get into the game or even the profits. I think I ask you this every year. Can you just kind of give me your your overview of how people should or should not bet the Super Bowl, especially people that don't very often? Yes. Avoid the needle in the haystack bets the bets where twenty or thirty or fifty things could occur and you've got to pick the one that occurs in order to win. Let me give examples first player to score MVP of the game. What is the exact final score going to be exactly how many points or the patriots score the problem with all these needle in the haystack prophets? Ross is that the house vigorous the nasty bookies take such a big hole because they can that. If you bet every one of these props the you would wind up losing forty to fifty percent of your money by betting all the different options. Just too hard to win the wants to focus on our things you can bet on or against you can bet over or under example, Tom Brady pass yards two hundred ninety five yards. You can bet over or under only two options to have house vague in that situation is the standard four point five. Five percent household, and you can beat that. Those of the props to focus on. Why do you say and I quote because they can. Because if they charge you like minus a dollar fifty to play the over and Tom Brady profit minus daughter fifty to play the under it would be obvious that they were robbing you blind. But when they've got a proposition showing twenty thirty different outcomes, it's not obvious unless you went through and create an excel spreadsheet and calculated that exactly how much Vig the house is actually taking. Okay. Got it that makes sense. Now, what about before weaving in the prop stuff? What about the things that people do like Super Bowl parties, you know, like the boxes or anything? I mean, obviously, I think people do that just because it's a social thing to do. And I'm guessing your advice would be the boxes are pretty obvious. If it's one more you can choose which boxes you have. But is there anything that that our listeners should know about that? Because I feel like a lot of people go to parties like that where they have those. Yes. So the you get assigned your numbers for each team randomly, and there's no takeout. There's no bookie. So there's no reason not to play it because it's a zero sum game, and obviously wanna get zeros in threes and fours and seven to be more likely to win. But because it's truly random who gets which number as long as that's the case. Go ahead and participate and have fun. Okay. Then let's get into some of the prop bets that you like that you recommend. I know every year you've got some that you like I think we even talked a little bit maybe about it last week. But let's dive into the products that people should definitely consider. And maybe definitely avoid. Yes. So the theme of the Super Bowl is that I expect like I do in many Super Bowls a slow start to the Super Bowl teams. Typically are very conservative. We've seen the patriots in their eight Super Bowls with bay Brady and Bella check. They've only scored three points in eight first quarter. So they haven't averaged three points just three points only seven times it gotten zero points. So clearly the patriots play conservative early in Super Bowls. And most teams do in fact, so I always like to take advantage of that in my prop betting. How do I do that? I play no score for five minutes, thirty seconds. I look the play first quarter to go under ten and a half. I like to play third quarter to outscore first quarter because oftentimes after a long halftime break. There's value and scored picks up greatly in the third quarter. And I also play oftentimes I did again this year the second half to outscore the first half. And why is that? Goes back to those slow starts and Super Bowls. It turns out if you had just blindly bet the second half that'd be higher scoring than the first half. The last twenty years you're fifteen four and one Super Bowls in the second half tend to be fairly high scoring and the first half much lower scoring. So if you know that and if it's been fifteen four and one don't they adjust the vague somehow 'cause aren't there a lot of people betting what you know. They it's interesting. The odds makers oftentimes, and and did it again this year just seemed to forget every single year that this occurs. And so they'll go ahead and set the line based upon a pick em second effort's his first half. And then what happens Ross is the better get a hold of this each and every year, and the money moves the vigorous and the line on this prop such that by Sunday, the second half of the huge favourite, it's already happening. But I think it will move even more before Sunday. What about I know you don't like needle in the haystack beds? And you feel like MVP is that kind of bed. Even though it seems highly likely it would go to one of the two quarterbacks is that still all nays stack. Yeah. Because you could bet Brady to win the MVP and you get like even money on them. So and gossip two to one. So those payouts are too low frankly, and every other players to online such that, there's just no value in my opinion to bet. The MVP's mortar about into visual player props Tom Brady passing yards. Jared galls passing yards. Rob gronkowski's at fifty three point five receiving yards. Or even I know you've done this in some other games. Longest field goal scored over under a forty eight yards. While focusing on each and every one of those props would've loved by gronk under 'cause I don't think that he's a shadow of his normal self. But the Rams are soft against tight ends. They don't have good numbers. So I passed on grunk Brady is interesting because I think people are just gonna continue to bet him upwards, and there's a big disagreement in the market. I saw two eighty six and I saw three hundred today on Tom Brady. I think you could play that over to eighty six right now. I think that number will continue to inflate one prophet that. I do like is Brandin cooks the Rams wide receiver under seventy five pass yards. No one takes away. What you do best better than the genius. Bella. Check and company. We saw him totally take away from Kansas City, tyreek hill and Kelsey. And if there's one player, I think the patriots were wanna take away as far as weapons it would be Brandin cooks, and they know him so well for having played with the patriots cooks under seventy five looks good to me. Do you ever bet on any of the other sort of silly stuff coin toss length of the national anthem? How many times will this show Giselle bund chin? Adam LeVine, shoes color, which guys shown. I Tom Brady. Jared Goff will rob gronkowski have a hand on his heart during the national anthem. We'll the roof be opened it kickoff. Who will be mentioned first, Bella checker McVeigh will Bella check be referred to as a genius. Do you ever bet any of these or is that just kind of entertainment garbage? I have bet on them. I got inside information on the color of the Gatorade. And frankly, I loved that and stuff that's predetermined like a wrestling match. So people are going to know how long did national anthems going to be before it sunk because of all the, rehearsals, etc. And you oftentimes see that if you see that the over under one hundred ten minutes and that drops down to one hundred eight minutes up sorry hundred eight seconds. Then somebody knows that glass night's gonna go short on this anthem and oftentimes you can find a stale number two bucket play under one hundred ten of these predetermined props. I. I typically avoid the ones about who the announcer who the winning player is going to talk about first or last. It's not bad. I typically make. So okay. So are there any others that I missed before we move onto the game itself? I think you covered him. Well, okay. I just wanna make sure there wasn't any other ones that that you liked that. I forgot to bring up. Okay. So we're good on the prop bets. I do wanna get to an Email question. So before we get that Email question. Let's do it for the last time for the two thousand eighteen season Bri, it is time Ross as I always say, let's start it off. But there's nothing to start off. It's just one game as you said New England they are favored by two and a half points in this game or total is fifty six and a half. Okay. So here's my question. I e before I make my pick. We know that when it first came out the Rams were favored by a point and a half. Does that mean in your mind that I'm really getting a bad number? If I took the patriots laying the two and a half is that like that a huge faux pas for me. I think it would be a huge faux pas if the wine had moved last week throughout the week. But frankly, that was just a bad number the bookmakers put up on Sunday night and only lasted for about twelve hours. You blink in by Monday morning. The patriots were already minus two. So I think you could in many ways say that pats mandis two was really what I would call the widely available burner that that the pats. Plus one was just a rogue Sunday night number. God. Okay. I really think this is going to be a great game. I lean towards the patriots winning the game. And I'll of course, make my official prediction on the Friday edition of the raw Stocker football podcast. But I can just tell you right now. I picture being a close game and the patriots probably winning by about a field goal would be my guest. So for them to be laying two and a half that seems about right to me. I'm gonna owning New England. But I'm not gonna go there 'cause I could easily see the Rams winning this game. I'm incredibly impressed by them winning at the Superdome. I thought that was incredible. So I'm gonna pass the game. I'd probably lean New England and still lay those two and a half points. I'm not gonna do it. I'd also lean over I look at the total of fifty six and a half. I actually happened to think indoors, you know, this is not like the Superdome where you're the road team like the. The Rams were it's not like you are in Kansas City for New England and it's freezing. And it's crazy loud. Neither team has a noise disadvantage like and it's indoors. There's no weather disadvantage. There's no noise disadvantage in my mind that should not be affective factor. So if anything I would think that. The over would be, you know, the better play here, but I picture being like twenty seven twenty four. So I'm not going to tell people to take the over. So unfortunately, Steve, I've got no bet I've got no Super Bowl bet which makes me incredibly lame especially since we've had a down year. It's kind of crazy that I'm not trying to I was thinking about putting twenty units on the patriots just to try to just to show to be in the black for the year. But I don't feel like that's really the right way to go. Now, you've got to trust your numbers and eight New England a two point three point favorite in this game. That's my number so New England. Plus one looked good a week and Africo. And frankly, if it goes to three I would play the Rams the Rams would be an official play at that point. But a pretty thin margin play at that. So nothing significant there, I will go ahead and give out an official prop bet for two stars. I'll play Bren cooks under the seventy five reception yards for a proper bet. Official play. Okay. You know, what I want to have something in the game that I'm interested in. So I'm going to do the same. I like it too unit because I'm with you. I don't envision Bella check letting Brandin cooks beat them over the top. I really think he wants to try to force Jared Goff and the Rams to go the length of the field kind of kind of walk the dog down the field a bunch of short thinking dunks. And see if they can do that without making a mistake or without golf something happening. So I would agree. I'll go to units as well. And is it seventy eight or eighty two what'd you say under seventy five seventy five. Okay. Two units. They're bright. We got a best bet to finish it up. We also have Steve some Email questions that we need to get to and we will get to throughout the offseason for sure. But let's get to one today because we have a little bit of time. And it's from big T J boy big purchase confirmation attached question for you. And then a play for fez. What do you wanna fell players who have byes in the first round of the playoffs do during that by week they practice and don't get paid which I think is actually a flaw and ridiculous. But that's a good question. Then he said fez, I found a trend. I find very compelling fade. The teams coming off a bye in the divisional round this late in the season was so much at stake in playing good teams that are already in playoff mode. I don't think a by is a good thing for these teams in divisional round game since two thousand six as far back as he could go underdog twenty nine eighteen in one against the spread. When you look closer patriots make up nine of the forty against blah, blah, blah, and games. There's a big enough number, blah, blah, blah. It's funny to look at this question in hindsight, Steve because the home team and the favorite individual round absence. Billy one every game and smoked the other team for the most part. So it's kind of fun. Big teeth found something Steve did not come through form this year. Yeah. I think one of them the dogs did cover, but it was three and one against the spread for the by teams. And frankly back in the late nineteen nineties early two thousand the by teams have been rocking and rolling and everyone was talking about how that by week was so critically important. So I think it's an example of a small data sample where it's easy to find something that looks good. But in truth that by week, actually is very valuable. It's worth about a point nap this time of year. So, but the market is largely aware of it and does price than I think in price it and even more in the around two thousand ten because it had been winning so much. And that's part of the reason that the dogs did so well, I don't think there's really anything. They're fantastic work. As always Steve you are the man love when we get to answer. Some of those listener questions keep them coming. All you have to do is Email me Ross at Ross, Tucker dot com, and all Steve whatever question you got. I know what you guys have questions hit us up. Ross at Ross Tucker dot com. I absolutely love having Steve answer them. Because a lot of the questions. You guys have I have two so please, please. Please go ahead and do it Ross at Ross Tucker dot Cup. Also, speaking to go ahead and do it. Please go to bed online dot AG. If you haven't already I mean, come on. If you want to be able to get a fifty percent sign up bonus. And for whatever reason you've been waiting all year. I've got the place. 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[107] Instant reaction: 49ers v. Bucs

Buccaneers Observer

21:41 min | 1 year ago

[107] Instant reaction: 49ers v. Bucs

"Condemn water on the goddamn huddle. I'll tell you when you get a water break. Welcome to the buccaneers observer podcasts ralph phillips september eight two thousand nineteen first game of the season week. One is forty niners sucked those horrible not not what we're expecting. How come we were looking for but got to keep in mind. It's a long season. This is less than ten percent of total is plentiful ought to be he played. We have to endure a whole season of this. We get to see the other four more days. I'm not ready for that. That's the good part is so far. Everybody in our division has lost panthers lost today. Falcons laws today this saints. Don't play until tomorrow but we needed this win. I mean this was a almost a give me win. This is probably the easiest game. We're gonna have all year. It was at home mustered up at least one alexander didn't beat us. That was bullshit. They wanted to say that he shouldn't have been flagged but i don't think he should have been adapted flagged. Definitely it's just not the way that as a fan. I wanted it to go with him. I want until intimately beat him. Well glady wasn't there 'cause they beat us in yeah. Maybe it's replacement played loyd pretty well. I think he forced two fumbles. Did anyone on their team play. They were executed. Non also eleanor's. I think like even their secondary me thought we could exploit. They weren't that good. Receivers didn't look like they were getting separation or nothing. In these these rafts man these rafts it's ridiculous okay but it affected both sides basically even lane way had eight penalties for eighty seven yards and they had eleven penalties for for eighty seven yards <unk> exact same yardage they cancel each other out but all penalties are an equal some of the penalties we i mean we had two touchdowns called back over some stupid penalties that intentional grounding magog that one man they got to do something about intention rounding i don't. I don't think i've ever seen call like that. Where drew brees can throw it in the feet of a lineman when he's in the middle of getting sacked does not get called and then james lesson throws it away and then zone and that's intentional grounding around. How was that intentional grounding. Can you just not do that anymore. Toll fan they just additional grand role is so subjective in there so arbitrary with it the author the revenues absolute dog crap. It absolutely was but we didn't help ourselves either we. This is like like just like last year. We surpass them. In yardage. We had two hundred ninety five yards. They had two hundred fifty six. We averaged four and a half yards words per play where they averaged four point three our third down efficiency was better. We were five eleven conversions on third down which again is not great but they were at five thirteen so statistically we did better although james winstons quarterback rating was absolute dongsheng. I think it was forty five forty eight somewhere in that area. He had three interceptions a fumble. Did he have a phone. Call someone oh l. o. J.'s fumble right. I don't remember. I think it was in a day. You know if you give a game ball to the winning team. You should give a game jockstrap to the losing tubers. There's other it would go to jameis winston i now he played like craft and you know after i watched the alternative to i might change my mind but he just looked really bad out there. He was an under under pressure that much not anyone than last year. I don't think he was happy feet in it every chance he got looking bad. Just make bad decisions throws ten pick six is one is not enough to yeah. I was really hoping he would get past all that up was hoping to be a and then work that out of him but it doesn't look like it he went to worse. I thought make bad decisions. We didn't take hardly any shots down the field now. Maybe that's part of that or defense. Defense looked pretty good though relatively yes their offense is the best in the world doesn't put fear in the heart any defensive coordinator for as much as we were in that game it was only because of the defense they did some great job stopping when needed to absolutely coverage was good tackler act was good gidel debbie eight or nine catches on us. Do a good job. There devon white has been anything as it hasn't done anything in preseason do anything in this this game well. He was third in tackles. He had six had the most yet with eight. Well vantera was there was oh seven and he had a t. f. l. but if you look at art events compared to their defense while we had kind of a comparable number of tackles we had fifty six san francisco's defense had fifty nine so not a huge difference but they had eight passes defended into our to they had to they had six quarterback hits are one and two touchdowns to our one so their defense definitely really stepped up to the plate. It is safe to say that for the first time in a long time. Our offense definitely lost the game not the defense. I was luik league. Yeah i would say are receiving core was where were they. The run game wasn't doing that. Ban was sick. He was on the sideline of barf in yeah first quarter. It wasn't even like it. Lets a longtime into the game. Then they showed his face in the fourth quarter a minute or so left or whatever in in his eyes roll red puffy will not having a good imagine recovering from above that and then having to come back and perform like for me. It takes me two week stephen recover from anything like that professional i guess and then to play in the heat. I think gentlemen tweeden before the game supposedly one hundred ten key index down there we should have had mike endeavour light and i think damone harris go into into the opponent's locker room before the game and just like everything else thinking about something bill. Listen to the opposing team's hotel or something like just get one fan fan in air quotes. Can you sign some autographs germ warfare that richard sherman non call at the end of the game. What in the world there was no way that was not pass. Interference couldn't believe that field too was called after replying. Now i mean my givens is turned has his arms out to look at the ball richard. Your sharman isn't even looking at the ball all up in my face. I just told those orange though that was such a bad officiating was really truly. That's the thing that we always get these crappy official cruise because we're bottom of the barrel in the market <hes> we lost a game or two last year because officials the dallas alice game with really mad but we hung in there we were. We were a contender. It's funny. We have two minutes left. Offense is going back out on the field. We were down by six points at that period and it was like james. We've got to go down. The field. We got to score can't turn the ball over immediately turns baller. I had all the confidence in the world that he could do it. Because how many times last season did we do it but it was the wrong team wrong team. I know toge- it ain't gonna below doubt but to lose thirty one to seventeen that's just unacceptable and surprising and then so next week we get a carolina china on thursday hit only play week three jobs now. May i mean that one's kind of on par with francisco but they beat the shit out of us so now. I'm like mike and we remember what happened. Last year wits out of those kind of the same thing should have been a gimme game but was not you know we really any of the wind today but again long season plenty of things going to happen. Bring things will happen. We can definitely come back from this at the end of the world feels like right now. <hes> nina drink some more beer beer neuro. Dom smith got beat a lot by nick. Bosa bhosle also is pretty much working him all game but winston was just as a happy feet too much and it was more winston than anything else he's just off. I can't put my finger on it but it was kind of the same thing during the preseason where he was flighty and not making great decisions ends. Is this preseason week five like the bears packers the same thing. We didn't have an offense anybody. Nobody making plays now. Ronald jones did a pretty good job when he got a chance to burst. Tell him he just shifts through that line. Pugh uh-huh yeah. There's a couple of times. I thought he was going to break one off down yeah. He doesn't really seem to break tackles. I think he's more of innovator her but it's easy touchdown. He's gonna fall ground like doug martin martin it was like that and then the bishop for like two years and in the third year you couldn't tackle have enough yeah guys are bouncing off of all the drugs he was doing adderall in air quotes san francisco going for the two point conversion at the end now and messed up her but they also needed the two points to make it a two touchdown game all right. I'll forgive them kind of felt like if they were running up the score forty niners running a store make them stop. Let's talk about the bright spots that defense may be named defensive. Landon nears much pressures. I thought they would but i ate looked to me like jimmy. D was getting the ball out pretty quick and we were working. They were working working the sidelines man when they were thrown it in the flat screen passes and all that whole lot of middle <hes> as far as i would say are secondary played well. We got allow pass. Defenses ended beautiful pick six by h three. They didn't have that many passes defin- yeah. They were more than they normally do. Only they had to. That's more than they did last year. Isn't it funny how we always seem to have team break records on us last year same same cisco to give two two interceptions all year long and they got three in this game. I think they've focused on it and probably in off season. Speaking of records james brooks vinita vinita testimonies firm passing yards do a horrible time to do it right now. On this before was like cam so he is now. The tampa bay's leading passer in your knowledge yes. He had one hundred ninety four yards. One touchdown three interceptions will will it does right. He get a six year with us. He nothing sow how i mean. I'm sure he's going to change throughout the season but i mean if it were to stop right now. Now we wouldn't resigning hell. I was like the thinking about third quarter mainly mainly due to pull him put ron griffin there but then don't you create a situation like we had with ryan fitzpatrick last year. I think that's what be wants to avoid wade. Will i wanna win. James was not getting it done. He was our weakest link out there that saint sava but again the receivers weren't doing their party her her getting the separation we had chris godwin had fifty three yards three receptions. Darnay had four receptions for thirty three three yards. He was second highest receiver. OJ howard had four for thirty to mike evans had to twenty-eight. Maybe that's a huge factor actor. Janus has spread around but you are running bags caught seven passes the highest receiver was OJ howard before pasco. I got camera head to <unk> permanent to pay barbara head to ronald jones had one mike evans said to jehovah for dr ahead four four and chris godwin had three and then if you look at their targets chris dodd was targeted six times the only three of them. Mike evans was targeted five times. The only brought in to permit was targeted five times only brought into where our receivers is it. James not throwing passes to a lotta crappy bazzaz but i'll look film right. It's always different when you go and watch the film and see what happened where the breakdowns whereas never what you expect actually next podcast gonna have a segment we're going to do is when we're going to say where we were wrong. So we're doing our initial. No reaction ralph is gonna correct our initial take on the game and you always seem to we're always very down and now now when it happens and then he watched the film and you're like i wasn't there that it was this business. That's how we stay positive through the season and i'm just going to warn everybody that november or no matter what our record. We're still going to be talking playoffs for that. You should just quit now going to the super superbowl. I really thought we'd be doing a victory to probably what makes it harder. Is that you expect a win and then you don't differ the expected to win here very confident about it. I thought that when we were down we miss the fourth down for the touchdown and we had them backed up. They got the ball on downs there early head by six point and is i think six in the we ended up turning the ball around around downs but it was right at the goal line. I thought right dan. I was like oh we've got this. You know they're going to move out a little bit. You know maybe get up some twenty or something like that in pot it will have good it. Feel position will move down the field score a touchdown. They won't have enough time to come in. Unfortunately that's not how it went in. That's when i started crab. We might lose us. It's just strange range because in dirk cutters offense moving down the field was not a problem <hes> problem where the turnovers well there were problem today too but we weren't able to move down on a field is right easy as we have in past few years. They'll know how much of that was my gavin's or missing little dude. What was his name. The slapped up scotty miller l. adam humphreys yeah but then he said candidate who caught two touchdowns at didn't count because moshe penalties tamar dotson dolphins line didn't look that bad donovan smith. It's kind of a liability but we're used to that yeah. He didn't play any worse than you. Normally does right right and everybody else held up pretty well from what i could tell you know. You won't be able to see it till you get all twenty two but we didn't have any guys coming in freon. Jamie's run around the middle and he he was getting too. He did on the first or second play with back. It looked like a seven step drop five-step and his feet which is all early plays and he was just dancing back then. I was like oh no he's got happy feet already and sure enough the whole game he just had happy feet never really sat and commanded the pocket it will. He was too busy thinking about talkable ronin. He didn't do that enough so i thought i think he had one good one nelson quan hit damn where he had a good scream all had another one later but all that great it was like six yard is open but yeah but he was named his way too skittish in the pocket didn't need which that was the big the second biggest thing. I wanted to fix in the off season. The one thing is being able to read the damn field he misses so many open receivers receivers out there and then this game. It seemed like he was constantly overthrowing them or under he looked like cam newton out there one play there was a the guy i don. I it might have been one of the running backs like five six yards in front of him any under the. I don't know how you do that. Just put her into dirt yeah so do you as he gets coaching scheme jamie jarvis definitely jealous and i really don't want to be here again next year again. Rebellion come on <hes>. It's a long season. It's called down but you know i'd rather if you listen to podcasts. We talked about the three. This season is divided into thirds basically in the teams that break off in the first thirty usually fall fall off by the second or third just sell. I'd rather be in the first third right. If you're going to be bad. That's the time to do it. It's just it just hurts that. This is a very winnable dame that we basically dave to them. Did you know san francisco forty niners. Fans also thought this was a ballgame for them like it was an easy win. I guess they were right to be right wasn't didn't see a whole lot from the from the defensive line like i said it just. They didn't seem to get that push up this metal that i was looking for su- made some decent plays vela's pretty much absent but like i said they did a lot of run into the outside of quick throws and flats coach screen passes they like avoided that meet in the middle lerone caught a co op that we the hashtag beaten them final vida had three tackles to seller tackles and NCO had four tackles to sell out and one t. the NFL yeah he did pretty good. He had that third down. Stop that the big deal getting his double ganger gerbil coli anything with carolina allowed snap towns have come out but watching the game he did. I don't even think he played half. The snap and now is your prediction fifty percent of the stamp fifty to sixty percent of the snaps abso- figured yeah but he didn't get that much. I don't think he did get an offsides. Penalty did one of those and pushed out of the way and they ran right on his gap. Go quite a few for those had a few of those where he darts through the line and goes right past the runner those little hard thing really sticks out like oh. I tried to tackle you like he's playing tag or something. I don't have any apologize to jared goff but we didn't have the volume on possible. Where only twenty six minutes into the podcast genia genia mentioned he who shall not be named shelby name name them vulgar waldo mccoy so we play them thursday night. Oh karenni. I'll tell you what is bad as they played today. Although christian mccaffrey again they're holding on was unstoppable who are tale of that f. L. hates them. He should have beasts. He just makes people tackles out of the eight. New coaches coaches today. Only one had a win. One is playing right now and it's time that's a kingsbury with the cardinals. It's twenty seven twenty seven in overtime and then one doesn't play until tomorrow so there's that we're in good company. I don't know we're hitting the average normal. Shaq barrett had our only sack those two k. We did not blitz near as much as i thought we were going to disguise blitzes and stuff stuff wouldn't know i'm gonna have to count the coaches. Felton comes out when dole no this year normally at different areas. They've been moving it up every year. They're getting them out tuesdays tuesday morning sometimes monday night around to aol but we'll see this year. They've done a few changes to the coaches film stuff so maybe they'll get the earlier. We'll say i don't know. Are you going to have the analysis ready for the next podcast. That's the bloom okay preview podcast and the analysis podcast. That's right because we got the game thursday and then thursday. We'll do an instant reaction a long podcast. Yeah they'll do david allison and game preview. Yeah well this on so kind of short so for wednesday night blocks nation. It's depressing passing but just tearing beer drinking al guys have you don't drink either. Cheeseburger announced my second favorite as long as the team doesn't implode. We've still bill. It's positive we still got a lot opportunities here coming up <hes> too long season. We didn't look like total garbage out there. The only thing that really did look like garbage would be winston. I would say so. That's only one thing that needs to be fixed. It's not like the whole deepens needs to be fixed or the whole offense one little tweak in our main character. It seems like a big hurdle ever come to me. I don't even want to look at his press conference because you know he's just going to be all rose and i want to hear what he has ask jeff. We want to hear be as press conference. You're gonna hear about penalties. You'll hear about poor decision making and he'll probably point out some things that we didn't notice and both positive awesome negative. That's going to wrap it up for us guys till next time. He'll be too excited about that one. It's just a game.

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All 32 - Tennessee Titans: Confidence level in Ryan Tannehill plus chances to sign Jadeveon Clowney with Turron Davenport (Football 6/18)

Pick Six NFL Podcast

19:34 min | 3 months ago

All 32 - Tennessee Titans: Confidence level in Ryan Tannehill plus chances to sign Jadeveon Clowney with Turron Davenport (Football 6/18)

"Welcome everyone to the pick six podcast. This is John Breach and I'm in the host. Share because will Brinson is still on vacation. He's taking the week off. He's been out binging documentaries on Netflix. That is not how I would spend my vacation, but to each their own I'm not going to judge him, even though Brenton's out, we're GONNA continue with our all thirty two series and today. That means we're GONNA, be talking about the Tennessee. Titans and joining me to talk titans football is someone who could potentially be my new best friend, because we're practically neighbors in Nashville and that's Toronto Avin Port from E. S. p.. N. Toronto how you doing today how you've been holding up in these crazy pandemic times. I'm doing well. Man I've been holding up. You know family were keeping it going and just trying to maintain some degree of normalcy As you know, you know it's. It's beautiful here in Nashville, so it's a good opportunity to get out, but you still have to be socially distant, so have observed that. Yeah, definitely, there are a lot of outdoor things to do in Nashville, you know. The titans also have been kind of crazy this off season. They've been a lot of headline news grabbing things whether it was signing Ryan, Tannehill Franchise Tagging Derrick Henry Losing Jack Cochran. There's a bunch of things and we'll get to everything A. You know where I am going to start I. Start with the Tom Brady sweepstakes. What's just cover that real quick I know? My has been asked about this a few times this off season of. Do you think the team was to landing, Brady, or do you think the whole time it was were were resigning Tannahill and the Brady. Thing was just a smokescreen I think their mind set all along was to resigned hill, and is something that they executed quickly, and it makes sense when you look at what happened with him. There was a total turnaround. Offense says he became a starter. They averaged thirty point four points a game third most in the NFL and on top of that. That there red zone present it's skyrocketed from eighteenth in the league to number one in four weeks. Then they ended at number one with seventy two percent touchdown, scoring in the red zone. A lot of that had to do a Ryan Tannehill, so they really were convinced that that was what they needed to duplicate this year, and that's why they started. Yeah, and I you know. Obviously, we put up some incredible numbers. He had a high qb rating high completion percentage. Do you think? Think what he did in twenty, nine, thousand nine is sustainable going forward because he'd never really put too strong seasons together. Yeah, I don't think that's completely sustainable. Because to be honest with you what he did last year as far as completion percentage an average per completion, it's only been done to other times and only Sammy, Baugh and Joe Montana had an over seventy percent completion percentage and averaged at least nine yards per completion with one hundred attemps so i. don't think that's going to. To be repeated, but I think they can have a degree of success I think he will stay healthy. If you can stay healthy, they open fine on. Offense actually just wrote about that on ESPN DOT COM. There's some things working in their favor whether it's a Derrick Henry. Aj Brown John Smith coming along Corey Davis in a contract year and Obviously you know just to the continuity with Osi, qb I think he can continue it. Yeah and I think that continental is huge. We had with Arthur. Smith was thing where. More Yoda looked looked really comfortable in that offense, and now the Tannahill has another year in this system. Do you think he you know he might not be able to sustain those numbers, but you think he's going to look more comfortable on the field. With another year with Arthur Smith Yeah exactly that's really where it is. And that's what he did last year. He was very cool and composed and comfortable income mainly confident, and that's something that you didn't see Ryan Tannehill play with as much in the past. The confidence and it really showed in the shots you go to the colts game at the second calls game. That is where they want. Play action. They took that shot. He threw a dime to Khalid. Rehman four touchdown, and then you look at the game against the Ravens he did the same thing and it. It was right after they stopped him on a fourth down and Arthur Smith show growth from Arthur Smith. But also confidence in a Ryan Tannehill and Ryan and he'll show confidence living at ball on the money. It's hard to only be able to take two or three shots and hit on those as consistently as he did so I. Really feel like he's going to be in good shape with with some continuity for sure. Yeah, it seems like a lot of people. Really from a national perspective didn't really appreciate how well Ryan Tannehill played at times last year, but But let's forget about Tannehill for a second. Let's talk about the big dog this offseason and that is Derrick Henry gets with the franchise tag I'll just ask you simply man. How do you think this plays out? Think they get a long term deal or I think he plays on the tag. I. Think they get a deal done? They're working towards it. That's what I've heard from the GM and head coach in zone, but also behind the doors. I heard that also so make no mistake about it. They want him around the whole running back, not paying concept it's. It's something that they don't fully buy into at least with their entry and I I think the main thing is when you look at hand where he's coming off a Russian title, he's coming off one of the best playoff stretches by running back. Ever I'm not talking about the last five years. I'm talking about ever you know when you're accounting for sixty nine percent of the offense. You really show that you have value for the team so when you pair that with having a guy like Jimmy. Sexton as the agent now is Okay I. have a powerful agent. I'm coming off. A record you know a year which you know I led the League in rushing. I need something to set the record as far as contracts concer- whether it be averaged per year whether it'd be most guaranteed money whether it be most fully guaranteed money, something has to be the highest ever for the running back because you know how contracts go, what have you done for me lately? And the guy, who most recently had success and is up for contract. Gets the biggest deal. Yeah, in case, anyone listening has already forgotten their carry average, one hundred and forty eight point six yards per game and twenty twenty postseason. He was steamrolling everyone, obviously one hundred ninety five yards against the ravens defense, and that was just. Such a huge part of why they were able to get to the AFC game. You just mentioned kind of mentioned the numbers on. What do you think? Do you think he is going to get Christian McCaffrey number and maybe get up into the echelon of being the highest paid player? You think he's GonNa fall. Maybe blow Zeke at that fifteen million number and fall somewhere between thirteen and fifteen. I'm thinking. He's GonNa fall below Zeke that thirteen to fifteen. Fifteen average, which is fine, because that's that's your funny money, the average you could do a lot with that the back into the contract. You know you could, you could have it. Go Up to make the average right I think really where it's GonNa, be is he's GonNa get a lot of guaranteed money and I'm talking. Fully guarantee against roster, injury and performance I. think that's where he's going to be and I believe if I'm not mistaken. Mistaken Zeke Elliott was around thirty two, not fully guaranteed I mean not overall guarantee fully. We guarantee and I think there can. We will be able to beat that which means that it probably over the first two years of the deal. You know most of that. It'd be paid off so if they want to release him in the third year. They could do so with a minimal cap it Dan she sat there Kennedy such a big part of. Of this offense, obviously that philosophies is out there that you shouldn't pay running backs, but this is a unique situation and I would be surprised if he gets. That might now let me ask you this. Because obviously, they got two guys back with Tannehill Derrick Henry they lost Jack Conklin from an offensive standpoint. Do you think they will be better than they were last year worse than they were last year or roughly about the same I, think overall. That's tough man. Ties a sharp. Isn't that around and You look at you know I think they are gonNA be better because I'm projecting a much improved year for. Corey Davis and I think having him really emerged as a true one as slash to receiver to Aj because all the coverage is going to go to Aj and I think that's GonNa give Corey. Day was more of an opportunity to emerge I. think Donald Smith. I'M GONNA. Say they're going to be better. Watch out for for I. Call them the smurfs. You've got Raymond. Cam Bats and Do you put all three guys together? You probably get about thirteen feet of of man, but I I would say watch out for those guys because I think they're gonNA emerge as as deep threats. Yeah, and obviously you know. Derek gets all the spotlight on the. If they do have quite a few weapons that people don't even think about now. Let's go to the defensive side of the ball. Really quick. There's been a lot of chatter about Judean cloudy and maybe him signing Tennessee. Do you think that has any chance of happening I think it has a great chance of happening, and you look at just the way things have gone as you get. Get further and further into the off-season closer to training camp. The best thing and organization has working for them as familiarity, and you look able. He worked with David Cloudy. You look at Shane Bowling. He was his position coach and Houston Anthony. midget was on the Defensive Stanford's a DB coach and clowns best friend in the NFL just so happen to be Jonathan Joseph. Who the titans just signed so I? Say is likely I I. Think it's probably the best bit as far as where he would go. Yeah, think is going to end up being with the type. Yeah, for those people don't know one account. He's best seasons game and twenty seventeen with the Texans. Was Yeah the defense coordinator. That year is Toronto was just. To we're GONNA take a quick break and then we get back. We'll talk a little bit more about the defense will tackle one positional battle, and we'll find out how good drawn titans are going to be this year, so stick around. The PGA tour is finally back the first cut on the CBS sports podcast network. has you covered weekend and week out with previews picks interviews. News and analysis joined Mark Element Kyle Porter Greg, Ducharme and myself Rick Gaiman as we come at us throughout the week with daily fantasy analysis, winning bets, and the hottest takes about Rory Phil and tiger. So what are you waiting for? Come join our group and let's talk golf download and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, spotify stitcher and anywhere else podcast are found. Right welcome back, and we were just talking about Chevy and cloudy and defense, so let's stick right there for a second. It seems like we spent so much time talking about the team's offense between Tannehill Henry Losing Jack, Conklin. There's that's been the headline so offseason, but there's been some big changes on. His defense seems like the story. That's not getting enough attention at Tennessee. Is Drill Casey's out Logan Ryan's out. They didn't hire. A new defensive coordinator decided not to release replaced DP so I'll ask you this. What do you think of that decision to not replace the defensive coordinator? Well I think it's actually good, because now you. You're going to have continuity. There make no mistake coach. Ray will had a big influence of what happened on the defense, so we got to talk to him a bit earlier this week, and he said when he's not in that defensive Rome. Shame bone is going to be the guy speaking to the defense, so he's not spread around, but I think it's good because you're not bringing in a new coordinator, who has his own concepts and? And ideologies that he likes to stick to so the terminology remains the same everything is the same, so that's good, but then in addition to that what they did was bring on Jim has with who replaced tyrone McKenzie who was an outstanding linebackers coach. He's now with the Lions, but we're has when you bring that experience. That's another guy who has spent what the amount of time that a lot of these guys have been alive. He spent coaching, so there's experienced there, and that's something that you know is good to have. And that's a voice of reason they're raised. Who could talk to when they're on the sideline? And of course during the we is there a? And, then as I mentioned a little bit earlier, they lost to kind of guys who seems like they have a little bit left in the tank and Logan Ryan who left in free agency and case traded. Did either of those moves surprise you that? They just decided to dump both of them. The case who won really shocked me I was very surprised by that because I figured he would be around and That's the one that that really stood out and I mean anybody that knows the titans. They were surprised by logo. Ryan I. Kind of figured that was a direction that they were going. Going if he brought back was going to be at least ten million and I just didn't see knowing that a door Jackson was gonna be up soon I didn't think that they were going to go ahead and and re up Logo Ryan also knowing that Malcolm Butler was coming back with a pre pretty big number to twelve thirteen million, so unfortunately you can't pay everybody, yeah, and Casey. He had been a full time starter. Basically since two thousand eleven tire career has been in Tennessee. He said a couple of weeks ago that he felt like the titans dispose them like trash would think. Like, why do you think Tennessee just decided to move on? I think it's one of those things where you have. The the Patriot complex where an organization would rather get rid of a guy. A year earlier than a year late and they figured they wanted to clear up cast I. Honestly think that that deal was done to be able to at least sit at the table with clowning I really I. I feel that way, and they won't say that of course, but that's the way I. Look at it because if they didn't get that. Eleven point five off the books. They wouldn't even be able to approach cloudy and the thing is. If they don't sign currently, they could turn around and use that money to. Extend some guys ahead of time whether it's Donald Smith, or if it's a guy like John Brown. You know those things that they could do, but is this going to be so hard replacing him because you know he was that guy that played all the way from zero to five tech, even stood up and rushed Oh as a standout rusher off the edge, so they're gonNa have to replace that. Fortunately, we will bring Vic Beasley you know, but the thing is when you have a a a Durell Casey. Jeffrey Simmons was like the Batman to that right so now them and steps into the or excuse me to rob into that slim is now steps into the Batman Roll. Who's going to be the Robin to Simmons Yeah I? Do like your theory there because you're not going to go, tell cloudy and an offer them thirteen or fourteen million when you only have two million dollars in your bank account. Numbers have to add up eventually, so let's let's move to the biggest position battle heading into training camp. Do you think that's at right? Tackle trying to find? Jack Hawkins replacement, or are you thinking somewhere else on the field? I don't think is there I think Dennis Kelly is firmly entrenched at least for the first half, the season as the starter at right tackle Isaiah Wilson will eventually get to compete and take over at some point, but if I look at the biggest competition I probably would say for that nickel spot, but the thing that's interesting is they have an assortment of flavors to to go in there? You need someone to run. The the speedy slots, Marquees, Brown, or you know running vertical rows. We have a door Jackson to do that. You also have Christian Fulton, but then you. You need somebody to match up with the big guys that lineup in the slot and that's when you have a minute hooker. Come or or even have him go against the bigger like the move tight end so I think there's a competition there as far as WHO's going to be the starter, but their basic starting packages is a sub some package. So that's I. I see it being a big competition. Yeah, and they're secondary's pretty loaded, and that's really is the one mystery spot. Right now all right throwing. I'M GONNA. Put you on the spot. We're going to just go with a quick early titans prediction there over under in Las Vegas is eight, and a half wins according to our friends at William, Hill Sports Book. Let me ask you this. What do you think this team's ceiling is? If everything goes right this season, do they win the division? How many ways can they get? It very thin goes right. They win the division and go eleven and five I. Have Them At ten and six. So you know of your, you're your betting. Guy Hammer than eight point seven hammered over because you'll be able to cash in. The Betty Advice. We love that here and then I'll ask you You know there's always a chance that the wheels fall off the wagon Tannahill regresses. Offense falls apart if that happens, what do you think the worst case scenario is here? Well I would say I would say six and I'll go to APPs opposite I would go six and ten would be the worst case scenario, 'cause that defense and the way that they play on offense as far as running the football and ball, control, minimal turnovers and current. WHO's the MVP of the defense the Punter? I think they're always going to be in games. Yeah, current is definitely a weapon in my personal prediction is nine and seven, because I'm watching out and they've done it for years in a row, so why not one more year Theron, thanks so much for joining US jumping on the six podcast to talk about the titans. You can follow him on twitter at. Davenport underscore NFL definitely. Jump on twitter do that and also remember download, subscribe and lead a five star review wherever you listen to podcasts right about how awesome of a guests theron was. Leaving, Fox are you saying I'm a much better Brinson? I will also accept that and we'll be back. 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Don't look now, but Philly's a factor (with a healthy QB)

The MMQB Podcast with Peter King

27:05 min | 9 months ago

Don't look now, but Philly's a factor (with a healthy QB)

"With the NFL playoffs. Just around. The corner now is the time to subscribe to Rutta World Football podcast every Monday morning. Recap every game from the weekend. Tuesday help you on waiver. PICKUPS GOPS then go to game and Matra previews on Thursday and Friday so download the railroad football. Guess Right now go to the football morning in America mini podcast. I'm Peter King saying. This is Monday. December twenty third but to twenty five. Am got done a little bit early with my writing this evening and This morning and I've got a little bit of a different many pod for us. We discuss breakdown week. Sixteen in the National Football League. I'm GONNA give you two little snippets from interviews. I did this week one on Sunday with Michael Thomas the record breaking receiver receiver for the New Orleans Saints. He broke Marvin Harris. Marvin Harrison's long standing single season receiving mark of one hundred and forty three catches and so I just asked Michael Thomas what he thought. And you'll hear the you know my sort of start question and his answer and I apologize for the sound quality. It's not the best but his phone wasn't really very good. Can you tell me what it feels. Like to have caught more passes in a season than any player the one hundred year history of the NFL. I have like I don't think it's it yet so much more bigger goes us More team oriented goes No lesson to be in a position of being this sermon at Up So not finish. So that's part one of taking you into my job. Part two is a little bit longer snippet of a conversation. I had with Kirk cousins. The Vikings quarterback about what has made the difference in him this year. I wrote a chunk in my column about that this week and really i. I'm so interested in Kirk cousins thousands. Because there's not a nicer guy in the NFL and there's not a more earnest hard trying guy in the NFL. He's the Kinda guy that is sort of route. Four and the Vikings have changed their offense massively this year and I think it's much to the benefit of kirk cousins so let's listen cinta cousins talking about the differences in his world as he prepares to face the Green Bay packers tonight in Minnesota. Yeah I think First of all I'm under center a lot more than them in the past few years probably in the shotgun more in two thousand or convincing in sixteen seventeen eighteen now back under center again and again I go back to mirror twelve and thirteen. That's kind of where I was Ben too so and I had this middle stage in my career where we we did some other things like you said there are more common around the league and then this year has gone back to what I did my first couple years but under center more Sent give me a lot of play action. The plays are are called in. Run such that You know you play fast. You're not gonNA honest into long time trying to make the perfect check. We're just playing was was good tempo and a sense of urgency and getting up and getting the ball snaps. I can answer right after a snap of. How much of of sort of a tug of war has there been at all between you and Kevin's defence key at all between because obviously in the NFL? You've played mostly the from the some form of the offense that you guys ran last year has has there been a lot of sort of. I don't even mean butting of heads necessarily necessarily but I mean philosophical. Hey let's do this. You know that you would like to maybe do a little bit more wide open or or how has that gone between you and him. Yeah I You know in two thousand eighteen. I had over six hundred attempts was in the shotgun a allot and while I guess you know it was. It was a lot of opportunities. It really was also more challenging because has defenses were able to rush the passer more aggressively. They didn't have to stop the run his honestly and so you know what could be perceived initially as a great opportunity to throw the ball so so much also at times can be a challenge as well. Because you're throwing the ball so much I think where this system has been a positive was was You know I have a role to play. But it's it's not GonNa be on me in the shotgun snap. That's going to be around the football. It's going to be You know using other people to to to move the ball and When we first started this spring I had questions? I I wasn't quite sure with Kevin's background. Not being with the the Kubiak how much of it would be a mixed bag. And how much would it be true to what I knew when I was a rookie and You know I think there. There has been elements of Kevin's background. That are not consistent with Gary's that are shown up in our office for the most part it's It mirrors quite a bit of what I did. But the Shanahan's and I think he's been very effective But certainly there were times where our offensive plan of attack was not meant. Who Have Success Against Mike Zimmer's flits heavy looks in Ota's and we were at times struggling a little bit going against our defense and practice when they were sending a lot of unique looks? And you know. I think. Clint Kubiak quarterback coach had to talk off the legend. Few Times I was I. I was frustrated Australia with that argument but It was interesting. How when the season of I didn't it was real football? Not just practicing on the system. mm-hmm has has really been a great answer for me and for us and a great town like Alvin Cook and so You know I think I think it's really starts with on the football. Then we've run the football effectively and then from there but then from there edmore manageable third downs and Do other things off of that and now let's do what we always do in the column. I'll give you a chunk of the top of my column then give us some highlights and then we'll go through game game by game in week sixteen including one game that really kind of blew me away and I think anybody watched the game. We'll save the exact same thing but I I lead my column with the conversation I had with Carson wentz on Sunday evening after the eagles beat the cowboys seventeen to nine nine. The Eagles now much to everyone's surprise and I think much too many people in Philadelphia's surprise they they've taken over a comeback from being five and seven and taking over the NFC east. All they need to do is beat the giants on Sunday at the meadowlands. And they'll have very unlikely at least in my opinion division title. So here's what I wrote at the top of the column about the Philadelphia Eagles. It's December twenty third. It's the most wonderful time of the year for but from the sound of Carson Wentz. His voice Sunday night. It might be a lot more of a wonderful life for him than for you or I. It's it's December twenty third and Wentz is not in a back brace or giving around with a surgically repaired knee in December. Two years. There's ago there was the season ending Super Bowl. Eliminating knee injury suffered against the rams in December last year there was the season ending broken bone in his back. That took went away from another magic ego. Run to the playoffs. Foles envy major foles. Envy envy so much about this crazy. Eagles run from five and seven three weeks ago to eight and seven and having a firm grip on the NFC NFC east. Seems like the football. God's paying went back think about it hurt. In December in two streets serendipitous seasons the eagles show of faith extended his contract for four years. At thirty two million per in July. The early returns were depressing. Mostly slumping and wholly inconsistent wentz loses at home to the lions gets humiliated at Dallas. US can't throw worth a darn losses to New England and Seattle and starts December with a desultory laws at Miami the next week the one year anniversary of fracturing vertebrae in his back whence in the eagles reached the edge of a cliff. They're down to the giants seventeen. Eighteen to three at the half windy rainy ugly and some new players went said at halftime. We're thinking time to go now or never ever. This is the season. They won that night behind once. They won the next week in Washington behind once and they upset Dallas Sunday seventeen to nine behind Wentz in their best defensive performance of the year holding the top ranked offense in the league to three field goals and three of fourteen on third downs if Philadelphia wins in the meadowlands Sunday. The NFC's is there's since that rainy halftime revelation in the first giant's game whence is three and has put up. Seventy four points has completed seventy ninety one percent of his throws was zero turnovers and six touchdowns. He's who the eagles drafted who the eagles paid top dollar. Therefore we're entering week. Seventeen and a win means Wentz will play his first playoff game at home. His first playoff game period it. It's late December. I said to him on the phone. And you're healthy and you're playing. What's that like? Ha Ha he said sounding sounding like he needed to knock on some nearby. Would I mean this is. It's God's plan. This is what I expect back to be doing every year. I haven't been playing in these games in a while because of injuries so thankful to be in a playoff type game. The KINDA game aim. I came here to play in. I expect to be playing in December and helping our team to get to the playoffs. I'm trying to make the most host. With what God's given me Merry Christmas happy Hanukkah Week you can enjoy family friends and the fireplace this week without having to worry too much about. NFL playoff drama. A little lower in the column after I've assigned Joe Borough to his home state. Bengals stick around around to read. How thirty one seconds of Borough motion is translating into some life? Changing philanthropy in one of the poorest parts of the country entry. Merry Christmas indeed regarding football. Ten of the twelve playoff spots are assured exiting week sixteen gene and as I'm fond of saying things changed so fast in football that what seems certain three weeks ago including your crummy first-round playoff exit by a bad. NFC's team might not happen that way. Now a Seattle playoff visit to the link should it happen. might be altogether different than Seattle's eight point November win in Philadelphia winces different. The defense seems different in some new guys are obstacles anymore their energy it started with twenty two nothing run after halftime against the giants. It's when Boston Scott and Greg Ward in. Jj Artega whiteside started making plays there was an unknown factor to fans to everybody. Like who are these guys. And what are they capable love whence told me a lot. Evidently particularly was ward. Who caught the hierarchy touchdown to beat Washington last week? That Greg he's a baller said wants to be cut and cut and put on the practice squad and cut and play in the AFL or whatever it was he meant the alliance of American football. His journey is just an an inspiration. You want the guy to win to succeed. You know all teams say this but for us. It's been a game of belief we we all bought in and believed even when we were losing guys were fortunate to be in a division. That's been beating each other up for a while. Now now we can win this last S. game be nine and seven and get in the playoffs. One of the things I was proud of today was this was a big win for us but all I heard the locker room was one more we got one more in maybe more than that. So that's the lead to my column. Let's just get get into a little bit of discussion of each game. That was played this weekend. So let's start with Saturday Houston twenty-three Tampa Bay twenty. Look we could talk about James Winston for hours. And maybe we have on this mini pod in the last few few weeks. But you know I've got a factoid in my column that Jameis Winston led the the NFL in interceptions obviously asleep this year. Now with twenty eight. He's led the NFL interceptions since two thousand eighteen. Two Thousand Seventeen two thousand sixteen and two thousand fifteen in the question is I think Tampa Bay's willing to make deal to keep him but will he want so much money that they are going to say in so much guarantees that they're going to say we're just not sure about this guy and move Yvonne. My gut feeling is they'll retain Winston. He's an electric player. But man he threw four interceptions in this game and two others were dropped upped. Its it's something that's getting very old right now. New England twenty four buffalo seventeen. I saw that the Patriots played. Read a physical punch. You in the mouth game is signified. By the go ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter by REX burkhead Man Is he tough guy. I wrote my column that I thought he had an Villes for shoulders so the Patriots twelve twelve and three all they have to beat Miami and they get a first round bye. It's pretty incredible with all the trials. They've had this year San Dan Francisco thirty four. The Rams thirty one you know a coverage mix up in the secondary for the rams. It was really stunning to me to the rams blow the coverage at the end of this game and boy you know if you look at the rams comes right now. Even though they're eight and seven it doesn't feel like an eight and seventeen. It feels like a six and ten team really does now. They've lost in some some very ugly ways forty niners. Meanwhile what a what a good game by Jimmy Garoppolo. The more I see him play the more I think. He is the long-term answer almost without a doubt in San Francisco Atlanta Twenty four the Jaguars twelve we get into the Sunday games is now. Boy The the Falcons are doing everything they can to try to convince Arthur blank. Hey listen don't shake it up that much here. We've gotten to. Six wins wins after being totally more abundant Give us a chance so who knows and and as I write my column this week. I think there's a real legitimate chance. Chance at shod con the owner of the Jaguars is not going to fire. Doug marrone now I think Ian Rapoport also reported this on Sunday and I'm just starting to hear that shod con wants to see what the Jaguars would be like without Tom. Coughlin breathing down. Everybody's enact their Baltimore thirty one. The browns fifteen another great show by Lamar Jackson but something. That's a little bit worrisome. You know the fact that Mark Ingram suffered a calf injury in this game. I doubt you'll see him next weekend in the season finale against Pittsburgh and that's an interesting story in and of itself. The Oakland raiders can make the playoffs. If four different things happen this weekend. One of which is Baltimore beating Pittsburgh. So there's GonNa be a routing interested In western Pennsylvania are I'm sorry with In in Northern California and in Vegas with what happens with the Personnel Fennell in that Baltimore Pittsburgh game this weekend. Indianapolis Thirty Eight and Carolina. Six man the panthers have fallen off a cliff and I'm not sure you can really blame them. But I always think that you know your your true character comes out in times of adversity and this has not been unimpressive recive. Time for You know for the for the Carolina Panthers so I don't know who they're going to pick as their head coach. I don't think mcvay know that either but and I'm not saying gotTA hire a Coughlin type of disciplinarian but you gotta hire somebody who says you no. We are not losing by thirty two points to the Indianapolis Colts. Astor as Naim Hines The return specialist in running back for Indianapolis had one hundred ninety five yards of punt returns on only three returns. He averaged sixty five yards. Return score two touchdowns for the first time a punt returner did that since two thousand twelve amazing. The dolphins beat the bengals. Thirty eight thirty five after the Bengals came back with sixteen points in the last minute to tie it just an amazing finish rush including a perfectly executed onside kick but the real upshot of this is the Cincinnati bengals clinched the top draft choice and are virtually certain. I would think To Take Joe Borough the LSU quarterback the jets sixteen steelers ten. Look the Pittsburgh. steelers are eight and seven which is a mini miracle in and of itself. But they've suffered a couple of really bad losses recently that As much as you look at them and say man. They've achieved quite a bit without their three big offensive stars. Two of them were gone. One of Ben Rothlisberger is heard But it just wasn't good enough against against the jets who you know. The jets are playing hard particularly on Defense Saints Thirty Eight Titans. Twenty eight As you heard I spoke to Michael Thomas Afterwards And I think one of the reasons why he's such a A well liked and well regarded guy is that he just keeps talking about how much more work he has to do to be good. That is impressive to me. You and he's probably end up with more than one hundred and fifty catches and who knows Sean. Payton might call some place to to really the inflate that number. So we'll see what happens in the last game of the season next Sunday so the giants beat Washington forty one to thirty five something a little bit sad about that. The giants are now very likely. You've taken them out of the chase young derby the giants need a pass rush so bad and for an overtime win in Washington and You know a little. It's sort of a little bit of a sugar. High isn't isn't it that They would win this game and their fans get excited for a couple of minutes and then they say oh my God we just lost the opportunity to draft a guy I who could be the next Lawrence Taylor and again. I don't say that lightly. But who knows he's chase. Young is being described as generational a pass rusher. So we'll see. Denver beat the lions twenty-seven seventeen continuing to see poise. Good would play by drew lock. That's on the Denver side on the Detroit side. These guys are just not good and what just really hits me about. This team now is that everybody would think well you know they're missing Matthew Stafford. It's understandable handle. Hey a lot of teams are winning without their quarterback. I think they've had a very very depressing run late in the year. Oakland Twenty Four. The chargers seven I mean. How crazy is this five? Things needed to happen. Sunday for the raiders to stay in the pennant race. All five happened four more. Have to happen next Sunday when the raiders traveled to Denver to to win to qualify for the playoffs with an eight eight record but next week is really going to be a crazy week because none one of the four things that have to happen or out of the realm of possibility. Philadelphia's Seventeen Dallas nine. You heard that Arizona WanNa upset the seahawks twenty seven to thirteen now. The seahawks are on their fourth running back. They lost their left tackle And one of the best running backs in football to Duane Brown and Chris Carson so I think this is a this. This is a real real test for the For the Seattle Seahawks and game number two fifty six last game of the season when Seattle Seattle PLAC- Francisco at home next Sunday night while The seahawks couldn't be in worse shape for that. Showdown finally finally Kansas City. twenty-six Chicago three. I wrote in silence on Sunday night because I had so much to do. I didn't want to be distracted by the game because if I turn the game on I'M GONNA end up watching an awful lot of the game so sorry turned it off turned it on in the in the fourth quarter and And I I just said to myself man this is this. This is so unfortunate for the fans Chicago to see Patrick Mahomes come in and just whip up on the bears knowing that that guy could have been there but anyway that's the way it goes We'll see what happens in Chicago. long-term with Mitchell trubisky is going to be a challenge and now for my Ado Haiku Brutal Day for hawks lose rb one lose news LT and lose cards. yikes everybody heavy. Great Great holiday season. My podcast will be dropping in a day or two. I'M GONNA have amy trask this week and Amy Trask the longtime raiders executive and now the CBS media personality and football analyst. She'll be on my podcast. Odd cast this week and also I'm going to have an Ode to Joe Borough that you'll want to hear on my podcast this week. Thanks so much have have a great Christmas. Everybody and Please if you're out at Christmas enjoy yourself be with family. We have a great time and also everybody for those who are of the Jewish faith heavy wonderful Hanukkah week and everybody just try to spend as much time with your family as possible and just enjoy the time with the ones you all the best to you and we'll be back with another FM. I many pod next Sunday night on day more and.

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The Situational Touchdown Machine

The Nat Coombs Show

16:59 min | 8 months ago

The Situational Touchdown Machine

"You join us here inside. Darren's house eight. What would you call from Jeremy Ask? Darren is about to play potty power fantasies Sunday million prize draw on the NFL Sophie. He sat blue from party in the ASS. Again it's just nine pounds to enter with one point. Six million pounds in prize is in two hundred and fifty K.. For the winner. Listen may get out of here before I search patty power fantasy to pick your tatum last entry by eight to five pm Sunday potty power fantasy a waiting love winning yeah. Don't you dare read those terms. And conditions path UNSEE rules applied plus become dot Org. Hello and welcome to the show presented by paddy power fantasy which is a good thing because this is our daily fantasy honesty special. Who would've thought that we've come to the end of the road? Since the end of the road the championship game sure. Next time you and I can fancy show. Guess what we're going to be took don't tell me it's it's in the city of Miami. We're headed Tamiami. Buddy al good is this is unbelievable. We come kind of wait to see a not. Just your general Miami Miami Wardrobe Beach Wardrobe exactly. You think are normally tempting super-conservative today in order to save my wardrobe building it up. Yeah building it up the very much just arrest mode. Almost wonder if you end up in. The city's exotic as Miami Yen will actually just revert to uber conservative. Again on order never leave permanently become the beach so it's one or the other I think so but before all of that before fifty four and there is going to be fantasy of course For the Super Bowl so do not think the season is even close to finishing it. We got the championship games to determine which teams are GonNa be in the big show so it is difficult difficult tournament. This Sunday's four teams two games so a much smaller sample size difficult than to create separation. And that's that's GonNa be a big theme of our show today when you're playing a head to head against other people yet you can all go down the same route but that's not going to the united because you're gonNA end up the same amount of GonNa find a bit of an edge absolutely. I think that's exactly right when you look at the fact that when you've got four teams left in the competition every it's almost impossible to make a bad peak in the sense that everyone everyone deserves to be there right that we're talking the best of the best so to get to that point. You can't make too much of a mistake but it's almost exactly where we're those little moments that can really get you look at it. You Got Twenty percent of the League on this person. Yeah that's where you're going to really make a difference between you and the plies allies big time same core principles apply. You've got a chunk of money you gotta spend it wisely. Spread it around. So we'll talk a bit of value in a bit but will lead off with the Stock Doc. Now this is of course is one of the areas where you can go big. You've got four quarterbacks to look at a range of receives to pair with them which way you going for at this. We look across the board going pretty consistent from from last week peaks. Actually food stack. I'm going from mahomes Antarctic again. So Patrick Mahomes nine point. Five thousand Pantsari Hansel recused seven point. Four just can we touch on the fact one number label game. We saw we. Kansas City changes all Texans unbelievable. What fancy terms? I was really worried at the start. Ethanol Louis Guy. But Petra hines he's just exceptional. He threw five say days completely just waiting watching the game together to the. Oh Gee was a little bit concerned understatement. I think at one stage. You would just cowering in the corner shaking episode but we racing couldn't believe what was happening but they came around. He was excellent in the Nevada completed with six sixty two point. Nine percent of his passes averaged over fourteen yards per completion on the other hand terrific. He was a little bit quiet but some of Yeah Kalemba on the end of those from someone like Patrick mahomes down. You have two games in a row side back like the hill pick particularly because this is the thing that comes up is recently biased right. All people have fading hills thing he hasn't had a big game. Didn't do that. Much against the Texans Audit and that seems to be a little. We're talking about a play with proven quality proven fantasy production. So I think there's still value in matching hill there in the stack as well love that and I think I'm with you one hundred percent. They are going to go big against it will be a shootout of the titans are GonNa have a shot of winning it. Then it's going to be a shootout more of that a little bit later sir. I'm looking to the other game for my stack and going Rojas and Adams from the Green Bay packers again similar reasons ready. I think if green bag and I have a shot at beating the the forty niners. I think they've got to replicate what they managed to do against Seattle the pair of them and their and find Fatemi. Rogers is looking sharp. I think people underrating the Green Bay packers in this game. I know they've been adding matic. They've flattered to deceive. They have by no means being the real deal for much of the season yet. Here they are they are. They have one of the most season quarterbacks left in the game a future hall of Famer and some of his offense the pieces particularly Davante Adams getting hot at the right time since he came back from injury in week. Nine G Adams seen double digit targets in almost every game every game but one. He's averaging almost fourteen targets in over the last four games Seven receptions in one thousand nine hundred yards in each catching four touchdowns and game plan is reasonably clear to me if the packers are going to win then Rogers and Adams going to go off and I think they're going to have to step up and I think they will love the stats someone's done. They weren't very impressive to be worried. If I've got more exactly roll on going big so as you said right. That's hot. There are a number of key tag this this is probably everywhere you absolutely play play safe short yup absolutely and for them going for Derrick. Henry is nine point. Eight thousand pounds. We saw the wakened Russia. Thirty one hundred ninety five yards through also threw through three yard. Touchdown Pass Henry Unbelievable Henry tonight a couple of weeks. I'm telling you the panic that I'll wait is that he's nine. They said a real breakdown there. But look if you stop Derrick Henry you stop the tape. It's proving Tom and Tom After he's just so impossible to stop at their at Komo me. He's going through such a pitiful. Patrick so exciting I think he is absolutely the main man of that offense and he's going to be the difference if they are going to do anything in this game. Do I think they're going to win. Now I do think that Derrick Henry. We'll give you big fantasy points hell yeah absolutely revolting around. And that is a weak link in the Kansas City chiefs. Lisa the Rushdie as well interesting that of course. Henry's been the focal point of Tennessee. Tennessee's offense certainly but derrick henry running back in April so much outside of his productivity to setting up the play action and speaking of underrated. I think Ryan Tannehill massively underrated. I'm sure you've read my ESPN and call them this week. Absolutely all about the cigarette. A story all about Tannahill people are looking at the last couple of games and saying well he's throwing for under one hundred yards in both and yes fancy terms high risk. I get that but look at some of the clutch plays. He's made in that time. As well and tee off Derrick Henry newsy say status him opens up a number of things here for the Tennessee. Titans love that big love that pick Oji. I'm going to Travis Kelsey Travis Kelsey in Travis. We Trust Tennessee and not good against ends ranking thirtieth this season in terms of target success rate let Kelsey is an elite player. We know at least Lee. Seventy three yards. There's tallied at least seventy three yards tight ends of manage that number four deceased nurse. Six tight ends that are done and Travis. Kelsey is one of them so I think he's going to be a key option for mahomes. I think he is a safe play. I think he is a matchup wise. I think it is a nice strong solid plate to go big on Kelsey as opposed to say a Henry which which is play. But there's a bit of value that you can then share move elsewhere in your lineup. At in terms of manage your budget it was absolutely the difference on in last week's tournament. Absolutely anyone that didn't have Kelsey. USA including US. We would just point ever so you can get thirty points but if you had killed he was absolutely different Okeydokey. What about value other end of the spectrum where you see in seeing a steel oh actually struggled to a little bit this week in particular that given the fact that as I touched on? If you've got four teams left at the very heart of their abilities you tend to struggle Wa tend to struggled to find real true value when it comes to you know they were say throughout the regular season where you could look at a Miami Dolphins or a team that was struggling bidding being fantasy tips it would be applied under six guy that will get the job done right but I struggle a little bit so this week I'm going to go for manual sanders for five point. Five salesman pants on the weekend we saw. He caught three catches of four targets for twenty five yards. He won't be an unrestricted free agent at the end of this at the end of the year. which for me suggests? Well maybe he's GonNa try and obviously had the best. We can possibly have drawn pop himself in the window. which which I mean? It's a it's a long shot but you oh you gotta get something in again. Four point five. That's actually really cheap for someone who's reasonably consistent one not too much averages. Just under ten fantasy points per games at that point five and you're getting ten fantasy points you laughing like that okay value wise. I'm looking at a better gamble. Hit Okay. Lockett Kendrick born talk going Kendrick. Born because he's a situational touchdown machine that's card. He's at thirty receptions. The season five touchdowns he had three catches against Minnesota a touchdown in the shootout against dealings a few weeks ago. We're back in December three catches two touchdowns he's a go-to coach guy in that situation and I think considering the value on the board the price on the board I don't think he's going to be a widely popular pick it Kendra born appears in the in the end zone for a touchdown. We're not going to be surprised so I think it's a good separation pick like realize it represents a massive gamble. 'cause he might get to looks one. Catch seven yards so is a high risk Harwood but I think you can get a lot potentially from him and bank that money and spend it else west going Kendrick bull my value very much. Thank you gee what about. Avoid who you avoiding controversial Kim see during your statement early out on the great man. Ron Tanna Hugh. I'm avoiding it with you. He was absolutely look. He's east currently right. At seven point seven there are some in terms of a regular season game. That's a pretty good value. Ah You peeking from four star this weekend and sky this much better value out there in particular this stance name starring role a lot. It's just not going to happen considering the fact that as I said I'm big on Derrick Henry that's going to be the driving force of that guy. Do you think the counter argument is that in order for the times to have a shop knowing is knowing that Kansas City shootout so and they might well surge into an early lead Yup forcing the chasing him and they can it. That's what I meant about the one dimensional aspect of them. They're they're not sure when they need to turn on in the air they can. They can but having said that if you compare it to a Green Bay San Francisco game if that was a shootout. It's both quarterbacks and offenses in general are more than capable of just really going at it hammer. And so do I think the tanner who will be out to continue for four quarters is up against the homes and the sheet et. Probably not. Okay I like it. I like fantasy terms. It makes no sense. Same rationale here. I'm going Jimmy Garoppolo Nauman now. Garoppolo is these games. We were talking about this before we came on air that difficult to call another a too heavy favorites in each one. As I said I think the pack is being underestimated I would we be amazed the titans PLA nother extraordinary. Rowen probably not and I think so much depends of course on the composure. Jimmy Garoppolo Green Bay now Green Green. Bay's pass rushes looked pretty potent recently and another going Sunday against the ATHOL. It's a better offensive line here with San Francisco but I think again. That's going to be part of the game plan. Paul of Green Bay's Mo to try and settle Garoppolo and try and if equally they match to stop the run and closed down the run force Garoppolo to throw then get an his face. I think that's going to be there very rudimentary explanation of the game plan right. They're going to close down the run as much as they can forcing Jimmy Garoppolo to win the game and as we know Jimmy Garoppolo is prone into interceptions. He's throwing more interceptions. This season out of all the playoff quarterbacks than any of the others in the regular season he had an okay game against Minnesota. had that a crazy interception right he is prone to make mistakes. I like Garoppolo. I'm a big fan of his. Remember coming into this season. People slating in the forty niners. He's they're weak link. The pre season negatively about Jimmy G.. Not On that bandwagon tool but in terms of risky pigs. This week I think Garoppolo is a dangerous. I play a ton of is happening. I could see the pack is getting in his face watching that game Q.. In the corner of Kansas City Houston with looking through finger away from interesting. Lock it a lot defense. Yes well I'm going really heavy across the board quite clearly on Kansas City so again I'm going for them with my defense now. Do I think again. I'm massively still backing Derrick Henry to perform I won't he saw it but I just think across the Board Kansas City going to be white or good for them. I just think that is going to really go out there. Psychic line put a stamp on things we are the real deal they average just over ten fantasy points per game as he's currently at four point. Four thousand record is pretty good value to be fair for Kansas City defense. That just hungry the my you just say the only only thing is I'm just terrified. They're going to do what they did to me last week. I just can't see them doing it to only craziness. Yeah and and fair point point defense going into that game was statistically and in terms of general form the strongest teams and steel magnolias. Ton around as still dangerous against what does he say. But look if you allow look what the Patriots did they allowed Henry over one hundred yards. He really damaged them. But in the end the titans didn't put that many or more points of the voting the Patriots which was bought by the way wrong but but actually contain the titans off to a limited number of points. Despite Henry going off so I think it is possible to say Henry goes off but overall the offense doesn't so love that pick. Let picking any of these defenses. There are pros and cons with it. I did think about San Francisco because of their playmaking ability. I'm going with Green Bay For the reasons I mentioned a little bit before the I think in order to win the game game they're going to have a very clear plan of kicking off the pass more Russia the Smith brothers Kenneth Clark starting to get into shape as well they they terrorized that Seattle offensive. It's of line and I know as I said before we collide but I think the best chance they've got is repeating that trick and I think they have the talent to do it not straightforward great for the defense here but again the valley's oral roughly in the same ballpark and you could make pros and cons for each one. It's probably a defense out of the second game. I think San Kind Francisco Green Bay. It's pro I would. I would lean. And if you favoring if you're in that crew that thinks San Francisco are going to run away with it and they quite conceivably could be. This is the great thing about the championship games. They quite conceivably could be double digit wins. But if you're of that team then of course row is emphasis could but if you think it's going to be keenly poised I think green bay representing the value on a light packers defensive. Pick there we go. That'd be ready for this because now we have to have a week off to save her a week we'll get to the stats big man get to the stats. Yeah we'll turn. Yeah and then on Miami you can really draw. Pecan can bring the wardrobe the color and some deep dive into. I'm literally going straight from here. Getting his son bid once a day for exactly the IT. Half minutes for that perfect glow. And I'm more than ready. We know you do something after. Pretend we'll good luck this weekend. Enjoy the Games. I and you too at home like we're back for the Super Bowl from Miami. That will be a super bowl fantasy competition but as for the championship Brown head on over to patty power fantasy get involved. 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Best Of (Lamar Jackson, 49ers, Aaron Rodgers, Patrick Mahomes)

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Best Of (Lamar Jackson, 49ers, Aaron Rodgers, Patrick Mahomes)

"Today's podcast is brought to you by visa with the capacity to process over sixty five thousand transaction messages every second visa has been bringing innovations nations to the way we pay for over sixty years. Imagine a world where instead of just tapping to pay with visa. You had to wait for everyone in front of you to cut a check. Check every where you went. Imagine how much fun it'd be trying to track down your cousin and Milwaukee for League dues. That's why visa's vision is to be the best way to pay and be paid everywhere so you won't have to whatever your goals are. Visa makes paying fast N.. Easy the only thing left to figure out what is where would you like to be visa everywhere. You want to many still. Oh can't figure out the titans knocking Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens to advance to the AFC championship game. And it was a game to forget for Lamar Jackson probable bubble. MVP once again struggling in the playoffs he had three turnovers. He was stopped short on fourth. And One two times and Baltimore's defense couldn't stop Derrick Henry who led the way with one hundred ninety five yards. Here's quarterback Lamar Jackson after the loss. Will he be painful for you over the next year is here. People spend all that time talking about. How do you playoff game for? Will you be harder on yourself. Anybody else nominee care about what they say. This is my second year lead. Many people don't be able to make it to the playoffs. I've got a great team with me when you remember about what the people say we are going to keep on in the newsroom. Are we'll get. We'll get to how the ravens were able to do this. But but I this is now two playoff games. Lamar struggled after obviously having having the season he had this past season. What does that say about Lamar Jackson well to be fair? Game obviously was not entirely on Lamar. There was some bad drops early the ravens team that was perfect. Eight for eight on fourth and one throughout the year. had to fourth and one snuffed out to tightened responded to both of those by long drives for points and Ravens defense which had been exceptional ever since week. Three and really great ever since they had. Marcus Peters had one of their worst games of the ear. So all of these none of those things are not individually on the more but Lamar now in consecutive years has had his single worst game of the season in the playoffs playoffs. In Consecutive Years Lamar's play has propelled Baltimore to the post season. Only to have in the postseason he played terribly and that is not that surprising. It's not that odd. It is something very similar to how peyton manning's career started in the beginning where he was great the regular season and then struggled mightily in the playoffs. But what. What I'm not going to do today is go to either end of this? I'm not going to act like this. Is a a total indictment on Lamar and this is why he fell to the end of the first round. This is why mobile. quarterbacks can't succeed that would be too harsh and that would be too reactionary canary after we saw what he did in the regular season. What I'm also not going to do? Though is patronize him and act. Like this doesn't matter it matters and in the NFL. We've decided sighted fairly or not. quarterbacks are going to be judged differently than other players and they're gonNA be judge disproportionately by how well they do in the postseason. It's why before Brady had six rings. And before. He had anything close to the numbers he had. There was a real argument. He was better than Peyton. Manning peyton manning at a boatload regular season. MVP's he's because Peyton manning got worse in the postseason Brady got better and so the more. It's not just going to be a long offseason brandon. It's going to be a long twelve L. months because he no one will care even if it's unfair what he does. In next year's regular season nothing will matter for Lamar until again again until he's back in the playoffs and as a chance to have. Is I good playoff game and I know he had five hundred yards total and I again and I understand you can say well this. This is why wasn't on him in this and it wasn't all on him. But if you were to look at the seventeen sixteen games. He played this year Brandon. This was the worst one and obviously came at the worst possible time. So Lamar Jackson this game. Say Too much for me when it comes to like you said criticized for this game. Because last year playoff I kept the training wheels on. They didn't open up the playbook playbook so much I feel like they want him to just stick to these amount of players. You're still young. Just get some experience and that ended again they let them throw a little bit. And that's when he loosened up this game the Ravens in show the best team that Defense Dan play will not the the thing that hurt the Ramos. The most Mark Ingram with unhealthy. And this offense and there's offers a coordinated this team didn't know what to do and how to adjust usually more ingram is going four yard secured three yards a carry five yards a carry. And then Lamar might pull it and go eight yards net keith defense all balance so oh not having Mark Ingram there and I think mark going twenty something you asked his game. It really hurt his team. Because I felt like Lamar started to press a little bit and it shows immaturity from from not being in the playoffs too long and that's why I think he's just needs to grow a little bit. Maybe those four thin ones go a little different if marketing rooms back there definitely Damar England. Pick those up definitely. And I just ain't Lamar Lamar the margins Awash Russell. Wilson is all season and see how he takes the game. He doesn't get rattled. He doesn't press or anything. Lamar Jackson should Iran more in a pocket hockey because they couldn't rushed the ball. So when you draw back. They tried to have a spy on him with Tennessee in back income three Arthur this guy once he star running the ball so just take the game in your hands S. do was the best of your bill nets running the football and that's how you get your team. Let them game on minimum. You know it's interesting as we talk so much about how. Lamar Jackson has handled all the the accolades that came this season. How Humboldt he was by how he was able to really put everything in perspective? I want to talk about what I've done. I just WanNa talk about the Super Bowl and I think we thought that would parlay itself into having the right mindset and not getting to rattlers you said not pressing too much. How much of what happened was because the titans played spot on? And how much of was Lamar do. It was a really good game plan. What during the week last week? Now I can't sit here and say I had the courage to pick Tennessee but I kept explaining why I thought Tennessee to see a very very good shot. The rust was clear. The l'amour Played One game since December thirteenth prior to this weekend. Today's January thirteenth. So the rust was a real factor. Tennessee did exactly what we said on the show they were going to do. Listen man if you're going to beat us deep in the outside you're going to beat us and it but we're not going to let you do. Is You gash us up the middle with your legs or with other running back legs and the Ravens then also had some bad luck. The the interceptions offers hands they go for a fourth down that they've been going four all year facto turnover. They go for another four thousand late. They don't get it. That's a defacto turnover for all those things went against them and Baltimore is not built to come from behind like you're not going to have superstar wide receivers on that team. Because SMO- SMO- superstar wide receivers aren't going to sign up to block seventy five percent of the plays anyway right like boy. It's not going to be an attractive offense for them and it and it was the exact gain planet team needed to beat them. But so for Lamar in his two career. Playoff Games is fifty one percent three touchdowns three picks four fumbles two of them lost and a passer rating or in the sixties. It's it's not good not good. There's no denying that it's not good. It is not different. By the way didn't Peyton Manning's first three career playoff games. Completion percentage of forty eight percent a passer rating in the fifties including a forty one. Nothing wash out and by the way a loss to Tennessee as the top seed with a by like that did happen was made that year they were he was damn close. It was they were thirteen. Three was year ear to for him. He was sensational and the one of their concern. I have though for the Mars this brandon all year long. We've talked about long-term. Is this play style. Sustainable sustainable is he susceptible to injuries. And what I've said is who gives a damn if they win the super bowl will. They didn't win the Super Bowl. And I don't think Lamar is going to be able to play like this for fifteen years ears. I think you know most quarterbacks window is this long his shorter because the athleticism and play style. This is a year. They're never going to be better position than the one seed. Need as healthy as they were outside of Ingram and so that does make the defeat all the more crushing the reason I alluded to Russell Wilson before because Russell Wilson also runs the ball but nobody worries about his health because we get endanger. He slides the march still takes hits. And that's why you wonder if you'd be sustainable. And we just have to get a Tennessee. Titans off by some credit. They had some long drives that that defense on field and kept their offense on the field and then let Lamar Jackson getting into rhythm you know if he has three and now he can't come right back on the field he has to sit for a while. See it for a while. Think about it and then when you come in here at the press a little bit because you don't know when the next time he'll get back on the field so you have Tennessee some created when it comes to Hayao hey office on a field we rushing the ball and hey Lemar just stick to the side they always say your defense is your offense sometime. I'm GONNA give Nick a little bit of credit. You may not have picked the ravens but on Friday Friday titans rather on Friday. You actually kind of half whispered had said in our newsroom meeting. You folks don't heightened. I didn't have the courage for Eddie Credit. I shouldn't just set it to flow. I Bet I bet I just more than shutting. Go to the Vikings they took on the forty niners. San Francisco defense was all over over kirk cousins skulking him six times picking him off once the niners will now host Green Bay Sunday on Fox with a trip to super bowl. Fifty four on on the line brandon is a time for everyone to acknowledge that the forty niners are actually a great football team all season long every couple of weeks we were like. Oh is this the real neil forty for now. We're here are they for real. They're definitely for real now. My jump I'm going to jump out on a limb right now. Say they're the best team in playoffs. Okay all right now the four yesterday. Control the line of scrimmage or two days golf star control the Line of scrimmage it was unreal. You know it was so much what there's deep the coordinator to get pressure with his front four he can play zone coverage all day in all the throwing windows for Kirk. You don't have the right man coverage and led Minnesota receivers beach. You want to one Minnesota gotta touchdown early on the outside of digs and it was like no more. We're going we're going to force you to throw a small pockets and they couldn't this deepest this align plays so great they control the game that was the highlight for me for the forty niners. Then this man they can run the ball they can throw the ball. Shit ahead does a great job of not letting their receivers just sit outside and have one coverage he brings everything in tight and he beats on where you know the way. He's just designs. His offense to is get open receivers get open. What kills in a tight end and the way kittles buys in and blots in running game they believe in this coat this team believes in their self? And that's why I believe. They're the best team in the playoffs right now while I won't go as far as say the best team in the playoffs. They I've been as big of a forty niner doubters. Anybody said before the year. I didn't understand why they were picked picked by vegas favorite to make the playoffs. I didn't believe in the quarterback and at every benchmark they have passed with flying colors. They've lost three times. This year was in Overtime to Seattle was on the final play of the game to Atlanta. Remember that the Julio Jones play was he was he not and the other was the twenty two seventeen slugfest in a monsoon against against Baltimore. Those they have won all those games. Meanwhile they whooped Green Bay annihilated. I'm thirty seven eight. They got revenge against Seattle and they beaten Moreland wins in a shootout forty eight forty six in the superdome. They have as good of a resume as anyone. I eight weeks of the year. They were the best defense in the NFL. New England England patriots. The last half of the year. The defense was not nearly itself what happened will Alexander Jaguars Charter D Ford One or two or all of them. mistime over those finally games. This was the first game since week. Eight that all those guys have been together and not shocking inside the defense was dominant and the other thing that I have have to give San Francisco credit for it. Because they have of all the quarterbacks well Tannin was probably the worst quarterback left. Will Rogers mahomes and Jimmy G.. One of these three is not like the other. They have the worst quarterback of the three teams that are the true contenders for a super bowl. But they also have the best coach with respect. Andy Reid with respect to metaphor and my grabble Mike or Kyle Shanahan. Pardon me what. He does schematically offensively because he has three viable running backs. A great tight end and a capable. Oh quarterback even if Jimmy G. is going to throw it at least once a game everyone seems to be running open like guys. They're such difficult to defend and with all that set. Oh probably pick against him again this coming week because I've been doing it all you like. I do like to stay consistent. But with that said they they don't have a clear cut weakness this right now other than can you rattle Jimmy G. and make him make some mistakes. He made some mistakes in this game and they still rolled aside from the wants to fund digs. Play the deepens pitch. It's basically a shutout and the offense did enough to give them a comfortable margin the whole game. It's a fun team to watch. You liked to watch what he's doing with that team. Let's get back to the packers and Aaron Rodgers who led Green Bay to an impressive twenty eight twenty three win over the seahawks last night. Rodgers threw for two hundred forty three yards and two touchdowns plus he converted to crucial third downs. To seal the victory for Green May Brennan. How important was this for Rogers legacy this is very important? You know because the young guys stole the show this year with a mark Jackson Pasha Mahal. These guys everybody kind of forgot about Eh Rogers and what he does for his team in Green Bay. And it may seem right when it came to Mike McCarthy when it's just felt like him and Mike McCarthy is this agree when it came to game plan in game situation last year or two years ago it just felt like he was right. Just put the ball in my hands like you alluded to earlier. You say Mike McCarthy would've ran. The ball ran the ball. Punted away up late in the game when they had the win win. Seattle pundit it back to Green Bay Green Bay needed to I downsize the game game they have a first and ten they run for two yards then threw it on second down incomplete through on third down and got the big play and then he threw it on another third down in the past. They said three times. You don't get a first down. Trust our defense to hold on and very often the defense did and previously you see when Aaron Rodgers seen frustrated at someone to call. Mike McCarthy made those calls but Leflore came amen entrusted his guy we. We don't talk enough about what rookie head coach like. LEFLORE did this year because we spent the preseason talking about the relationship and then we spent during the season talking about why Aaron Rodgers hadn't been that good. Meanwhile here they are you talking about Aaron Rodgers. Legacy Mel floor was the head coach that has sort of driven them to this point. All and I'm glad you mentioned the Mike McCarthy part of Brandon because the if they lose this week if they had lost this weekend and Mike McCarthy is the newly minted head coach of the Dallas list cowboys and Aaron Rodgers Loses a home playoff game after thirteen and three season one and done in the playoffs. Then a lot of people are saying. Oh if this was a divorce if we you want to say who won the divorce so to speak. Who won the break-up it'd be it'd be the coach of the cowboys not the quarterback who's on his couch instead? Rogers played really brilliantly. He didn't have eye-popping stats but he had. Every single passing through that went over ten yards in the air was complete on third down hit a perfect passer rating and he made the two biggest plays of the game. A check to Davante Adams on third and eight. And then the plate of Jimmy Graham which I'm sure and Roger Chaffee and was a little specialty. Jimmy Jimmy at played in Seattle. Those two plays prevented the terrifying Russell Wilson from getting the ball back with a chance to win the football game and the thing about Roger's was Lexi that helps so much as his say I told you so they can beat San Francisco and get to a super bowl now. You're gonNA wonder how many people bowls where he would have got to hit it been light. Hey Trust me with the ball. I told you I'm the guy that's going to get us to the promised land. It goes to say how many super bowls cut rogers have gotten to if this guy has corner so this game was very are you. That's one of the great. WHAT IFS in? NFL history is the last time the seahawks packers played in the playoffs. Two thousand fourteen. NFC Championship game. When the packers of the twelve point lead late and they end up blowing it losing overtime if the backers hold onto that and that was a game where McCarthy took the ball out of Roger's hands a lot they kicked two very short field goals late in the game they just tried to take the air out of it and settling trying to let Rogers get first downs to where they didn't have to give the ball back to Seattle? What we would have gotten is Aaron Rodgers with one super bowl just a few years prior playing Tom Brady who at the time had three super bowls hadn't won one in a decade and had lost two straight for Rogers would have been a chance? Like forget the the best quarterback other than Brady he would've had to brady would've lost three and all these opportunities. Since then that's the closest backers had been to a super bowl until right now this this moment. They blew that gaming in Seattle with Mike McCarthy there they beat Seattle and held on this year events up mahomes mounted unbelievable comeback. Three hundred twenty one yards five touchdowns he became the first player in postseason history. With at least three hundred passing yards fifty rushing yards and five touchdowns. Nick did mahomes cement himself as the best player in the NFL. No because is he cemented himself as that last year and anyone being fair anyone evaluating anyone watching new and all year long Lamar won the MVP and deserve deserved it and by the way for a good portion of the season Russell. Wilson was better had a better than Patrick as well. Now Patrick at his ankle sprained his kneecap dislocated and he wolverine themselves back to health in two weeks but still those guys had better seasons but just like there have been individual years guys had better seasons than Lebron we've known for fourteen consecutive five years who the best player in the world is and. I don't know Patrick old the title for fourteen consecutive years. But it's now two straight years. He's the best player in football and even my coachman genie cannot pull away from his performance. In this one you can pull away from the team coming out slow but why did they have a two three and outs early. Because perfectly placed balls that were dropped. And why did the team stay steady in the midst of Falling Down Twenty One and then twenty four nothing because their quarterback did and the last checkmark. We have wanted to see from Patrick Mahomes in the playoffs down. What does he do well his first I playoff game? They never trailed his second playoff game. They were down to the New England patriots in the fourth quarter. And he got the chiefs in the lead twice and his defense couldn't hold it and then with twenty seconds left he got him in field goal range to force overtime and then he never got touched the ball and in this game they went on a fifty one. To seven seven consecutive executive touchdown run asked and answered. He's the best player in the league. Keeps the most terrifying player in the league. He's the most unstoppable player in the league and coach. I think even you know it for weeks and weeks and weeks. We talked about Lamar Jackson. And you're on the Lamar Jackson Bandwagon. I think as hard as VP. Yeah and I don't ever remember you talking about Patrick Mahomes with such passion. And Ah look underlining love that you have form that. That's constantly simmering every day. I said he was the best player. In football. I would say towards Jackson incorrect. And then here we are incorrect and what we have a very good game game and Patrick spots the other team. Twenty four point seven really have a significant drive to the last two minutes of the first half but that's like last year's AFC championship game where he didn't really play well to the second half as well So we've got that golden this game. He had four touchdown passes in the second quarter. I think that's the first half but off the chick my abacus. I think the the second one quarter to one of the first one was a six yard. Drive one was like a thirty five. You know those were nights and you do have arguably the best tight tight end in football as well as another really frightening him coach. WHO's better if he's not the best player in football? Who's better than I think that you could make a case? Ah Lamar Jackson throughout the course of the season was better than him. Who's better than him? I think that Aaron Rodgers is better than him at this point and we're we may have an opportunity community that we may have an opportunity to see that plowed and the reason. I say that isn't just to give you a hard time. Although that's part of it. It's effect Aaron. Aaron Rodgers has had a to overcome coaching to some degree. And and this isn't a shot and Matt Leflore but a rookie head. Coach is a lot of things that you don't know and there's a lot of mistakes that you do. You make an Aaron Rodgers throughout the core season. I think he's done a great job of putting that team in a position to win when maybe there would have been some challenges with a less less experienced guy like Patrick mahomes. I think he definitely definitely. So he's the best in the game you know. Just pose feel the throws he may. He didn't come out and have have any flaws as game. He didn't have no sluggish early. Like you alluded to nick. He hit Kelsey in the hands here. Robertson and the hands and although he does have a great signal call in Andy Reid with him his decision making is impeccable. He always goes to the right guy on every route. And just to the composure. He has gone to Kelsey. You know the whole second second quarter. He didn't come off he no he had a mismatch and he was gonNA feed that mismatch all game so here decision making all the throws he can make in the pocket Romeo Canal blitz is to get them outside of Pakistan Rodham he making great throws outside of pocket. Great Decision Making nor WanNa throw the ball away win forcing tight coverage every thing. He has in his arsenal is making him the best quarterback in the game. Today I think Tennessee you'll do a better job of keeping them in the pocket of having a worse of having a Avenue controlled pass rush like they did with Baltimore. Think there's going to. There's going to be a lot of challenges that he's going to have to overcome that. Obviously he didn't have to overcome this past game and the last time they played played. What was it five vehicles? They weren't able to convert and may very many listeners. Love offense only scored thirty two points and so that wasn't enough to win. The defense attend rounded into form yet. But listen what will happen is. They'll beat the titans and then you'll come in and talk about how you're still not impressed and it's fine but when they win the Super Bowl you you're you're out of cards to play like a in anyone doubting out cards to play. There's no questions left. There's none left. This was one of these single. I want to be very clear. I will look into the camera. This this was one of the single greatest playoff games. Anyone has ever played in the one hundred year history of the sport. This was a team who the entire crowd thought they were going to lose. The head. Coach looked mummified removes his catatonic like. How could this be happening again? Travis Kelsey the best in football drops it tyree kill the one of the best speedsters in the League muffs upon everyone's terrified except for fifteen. WHO said guys they make a play to give us a spark? And I'll take care of the rest and McCall Hartman. Did his part and Daniel Sorensen his part and Travis Kelsey snapped into form and all of a sudden Patrick. Mahomes is hitting them here and here and they're keeping a foot behind the line of scrimmage having that awareness can keep it right by online scrimmage Travis Kelsey. We'll see there. He was perfect. There is nothing to be said about it other than Oh my God. How look? You're all of us that we get to watch him play for the next decade plus us. How lucky are all of us that the chiefs training staff relocated his KNEECAP on the field? So we didn't miss the rest of the season because this is what greatness is this. This is Brady coming back from twenty eight three down in the super bowl except that took Brady twenty-five minutes mahomes did it in nine to take the lead and then run away in the second half. That's that's what we all saw. Yesterday I used to think that skip bayless had the market cornered on love people but I think you might have position Zits new cell to love as hard as he. Listen I appreciate greatness that soliloquy quite impressive I sounds. It's hard letting nick have his moment. He waited a long time. We are actually here. I'd say another moment next the another one. I can't promise all those but right. Now here's your thank you for listening to the first things first. PODCAST remember. Leave us a review review. And tell us what you think. Subscribe to the podcast on Apple podcasts and catch on F s one Monday through Friday. Six Thirty A._M. Easter.

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Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network: Sports Byline Sunday/Dorf On Sports (January 12, 2020)

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Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network: Sports Byline Sunday/Dorf On Sports (January 12, 2020)

"The program is brought to you in living color. What he's doing fifty given radioactive does not necessarily share the opinions of this radio station? Some of the material and interviews abuse have been altered for entertainment purposes. Only if you have any complaints about the door on sports radio program please contact our Customer Care Service Center and one one eight hundred now. Most high puppet drop smashmouth bone bone crunching on stuffing commit gauge interacted. Sports covered Terry show on the radio door on. Now here's your host and do good morning. Sports fans all across the globe. Welcome in we are the hottest sports righty program here in the Valley of the Sun. And beyond. He's Mike Wilson. I'm Andy Door. It is the door fonts sports weekend edition sold so so much to get into. We're talking about about the NFL and the Divisional Round playoff matchups and obviously everything else. That's going on in the sports world. Good Morning Mike Wilson. In how are you doing my friend I look. I'm doing a lot better than now for more Raven fast. I don't know if there's a team that looked more unprepared than they in yesterday man. Yeah unbelievable as obviously the Tennessee. Titans led by Ryan Tannehill and and Derrick Henry who is just a man among boys right now in the NFL. Go to Baltimore. And yes exactly. What Mike Wilson is saying they take down the Baltimore Ravens and then obviously in the other game the San Francisco Forty niners take down on the Minnesota Vikings? Believe me. We'll get into all this and a whole heck of a lot more on the other side. We do have a special guest Sam McCullough. Luckily we'll be talking to about what's going on in Carson California in a couple weeks. The women's Olympic soccer qualifiers. That's right people. Keep keep a close. Everybody Mike Wilson. AB DORF getting you through another door phone sports weekend edition. We'll be right back News to turning up he insights fantastic. You're listening to door funds sports here on your favorite now. Here's an it back again. Everybody it is or sports the weekend edition with Mike Wilson. I would be the Andy Door if you can get at us in a couple of different ways. Hit US up on twitter follow us. There's well for Mike. It's pigskin opinion for me. It store fonds sports hit us up on the phone online. Let's talk about whatever's on your mind in the sports world one eight hundred eight seven eight seven five two nine but like advertise as we said before we went to break we are now going to hook up with Sam McCullough and quite frankly Mike I like to think of Our next guest as an artist to be quite honest with you A very a creative guy an individual that I happen to know pretty well But let's welcome Sam McCullough to the show Sam you got the Dorfman and then you've obviously got my tag team partner in crime. Mike Wilson. Thank you for joining us. Good morning my friend how are you. I'm killing how's it going guys can't complain so tell us a little bit about yourself yourself first and foremost Your background in the Sports World Yourself. Sure so obviously Give it a music now. I I I was a professional soccer player. I was baseball player going up baseball soccer player and played it a division two college level out in Pennsylvania. There's one to a national championship. NFL semi file And then left school to go play overseas in Ireland Israel so played overseas for about two two and a half years Came back and now I'm still doing a bit like amateur level but I coach soccer Support watching everything going ahead. And Yeah that's that is the voice of San McCullough hanging out with us we. We lost them for the moment. So we'll have to try to get him back in a second but what we're talking to him about by the way Mike and Obviously you know this but we'll let listeners know. Women's Olympic qualifier is happening here pretty soon in Houston Texas and in Carson California California. Obviously we're talking about the US women's national team and this is a team. That's really good by the way too. So I think I think we've got Sam back. Sam Talk a little bit about the women's national soccer team. Sure Last year they won the World Cup up huge seat for them I think in the US has laws overseas. They had like world spotlight on them with. I think some toilet echo things going on But there are really really impressive They play quickly. They are by five more skill than most other teams in the world And they have a lot of they have a lot of events and Right now going into The twenty twenty. I won't that qualify as you're actually At the end of the month So I think they've qualified for the Olympics five the last five times in a row so I think they. Obviously I have a leg up in a good shot to do that. But they're really exciting team at the moment just because I think obviously they're so much more successful in the man it's a bit Unusual I think from Austin Eric in sports So they are like they're just they have to it it has to be talked about One of the greatest sort of I guess you could call them. Maybe dynasties over the years not. Obviously they're not the same as like Ah Professional. NBA team NFL team. But just over the course of their The last ten fifteen years. They kind of incredible they've been able to achieve. No I agree I agree one hundred percent and I and you and I talked about this a little bit the other day off the air and you know what I find the women's game soccer game to be obviously a lot more fun to watch me personally. Then the men's game like the ball control in the men's game seems like it's way amy more than in the women's game like you said they get up to down the field a little bit and I feel like the men's game is slower. I mean my correct or am I incorrect. On that I I I the game faster be you know just based on. Obviously it's I think the level of athlete is is faster and I think especially in Europe The game it just itself just flows quicker but I will say that I think they did. This did a study here. Like a a bit of research into the women like during the women's World Cup to see actual speed of play and it was I mean it was very It was very similar is more similar to the men's game more than it's ever been as a fitness level so it just goes to show how much better the athletes are getting kind of How how much? The women's game is progress over the last ten years. Now I think it's it's amazing man it really all right so tell people how they can contact you or how they go about getting tickets and where these games will be played as well absolutely so The three the way that the qualifying tournament works is that there's three group stage matches in Houston that BBVA stadium These these Games on January twenty eighth the January thirty first and February third so it plays the three groups days matches against Haiti Panama. Costa Rica and then once you advanced from the group stage as to There's like a double hundred seventy final and then it just goes straight to the states in the semi final. Oh I don't the final and the semis and the final are both in Cussin' California at the chargers stadium So anyone who's looking for like business drew tickets on go and take take their friends. Mrs Whatever they can get in touch with me your email at See Eleven and two at. I can't be eleven. Marketing Dot Com. Say One more time. So it's C.. Eleven Opera Casey Eleven and two at I can't we eleven so C. N. T. W. E. One one marketing dot com. And you can hook you up with all tickets or whatever. Whatever would I mean get from Strengthen the venue so and with Wallace season tickets very good my man and obviously obviously you're a sports guy yourself and so just just a quick when we can't let you run without without giving us your thoughts and and make it kind of general but in general. I want your thoughts on what you saw on the football field at least from Saturday. So if I'm yesterday yes you got it. I think I think that the Games obviously to begin to tighten credit incredible that the ravens lost. I thought they was going to be a super bowl team But I think that with the packers and obviously you know. That's our team. If they if they advanced today they win today. I think they got a good chance man. Of course of course rather and then Obviously the Vikings go down to the forty niners and that one. I don't think anybody was all that shocked about that but I do think the big shock was obviously the Ravens Evans falling. And the way that Lamar Jackson just wasn't very very good out there to be quite honest with you and the guy was fantastic all season long. Hey One more time tell people how they can get the tickets Obviously and how they can check things out with the women's soccer team that's coming up in a couple of weeks in California and so Email best way to get in touch with us For discounted tickets for the US women's National Team Games In qualifiers is by getting in touch with me via email at Upper JC eleven. So see what one and two at can't we. Eleven Marketing Dot Com C. A. N. T. W. Eleven marketing dot com for the group stage matches in Huston. The thirty I twenty thirty first and then the semi final and final turns out fury seventh and ninth in Carson California. The chargers Tiger Stadium. Appreciate Your Time Sam. McCullough is given out. They're not giving out trying to sell. Those tickets. Obviously gave you a couple of different ways to get a hold of him. Hey Man I know that. They're soccer lovers all over the place and we obviously try to get you just about everything that we can all the information that we can't about everything going on in the sports it's world so keep a close everybody on the other side. We're going to switch gears. We're going to talk some college basketball with us. We have none other than the Great Greg Peterson Peterson from vs. In live and obviously a couple of things. We'll get into that in just a moment so keep a close. Everybody Mike Wilson Andy Dorf getting you through another door font sports weekend edition unexplored victory for the USA. They win by thirteen goes to nail. This is sports satellite will inbound to skulk nuts with ten seconds to go scope duct driving the ribs walked by Baird. It's scooped up underneath and take it away by pool. 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Eight hundred eight seven eight seven five two nine but obviously we're not going to change the conversation a little bit. We're going to talk some college basketball and to do that with us is none other than Greg Peterson who you can check out at. vs I live. Live can also check them out with his own podcast who've been with hoops obviously in the top one hundred as well and this guy is literally an encyclopedia when it comes to college basketball and welcome to the show Greg. First Time we've had you on the Sirius. XM Show here. We had on the local show on Friday ride in Phoenix Arizona. And you know what quite frankly my friend. The conversation was so good we had to bring you right back. How are you doing this morning man? Any I'm glad to get the invitation. I'm doing great. How about you can't complain man and you know I kind of talked a little bit on Saturday about some of the things that were happening and I said? Hey what's the game you're looking at and you said Baylor and Kansas. You liked Valer. They were getting like eight points or something like that. They wind up winning the game. Outright sixty seven to fifty five Kansas obviously one of the better teams but we even talked a little bit about this on Friday. And I said you know talk about the Baylor's rulers of the world the Auburn's of the world some of those teams. That people don't necessarily know that much about but I'll tell you what the fords all set done. I think people are GonNa know who bailer Zonta. Oh they certainly are. Baylor arrived on the national picture if they hadn't already. They had not filling over any non conference tournament in November that was played in the state of South Carolina. And this is a bunch that you saw against Kansas in the fog they teisal Kansas. Kansas just had no no way of being able to get clean shot on the Baylor team and Baylor ever. Since the beginning of December they have not allowed more than sixty three points in a game. I the the parallel between the teams are sending right now. Then you ain't GonNa save ever since the beginning of December. I don't believe that they've given up more than seventy points in a single game auburn they put the clamps down on Georgia. It is one of these themes that if you're able to play good sound effects with a three point. ARC is expanding. It is one of those things things where it could lead you to banking a very deep running march and it travels well well which is why. DC THEY'RE GONNA throw so well on the road as well. Greg us Mike Wilson now You know there's a lot of good stuff going on to college basketball right now but the one thing that just blows my mind that North Carolina on is so bad. And then you have you know. Have the coach last night going. Fire me what what is going on Carolina. Well they're closing about brought. His volunteers had a couple of money. They were able to go against once they wind up going and they can't close. It's absolutely absolutely ridiculous. We saw this in the game against Pittsburgh as well their upper around ten points in the second half they were just unable to close that game and they need that elephant score. which you're right now? Missing Koi Anthony going into was a top by recruit in the nation for a reason. And now we're seeing it come to the forefront and I think Roy Williams into doing himself a disturbance because he's got to graduate transfer is on the team Christian Keeling along with Justin Pierce. These guys have been tough scores on their teams. Justin appeared coming over from William and Mary Christine Keeling averaging over eighteen points per game for Charleston Southern and he's not utilizing them he needs to look to a little bit of experience right because Armando Bake hot and garrison brooks. They're doing a good job down low but you take a look at guard play with guys like Wiki bike. They're not getting the job. Done it what I think. UNC We need it just that guy that can come off the bench lake. One of these guys could just hit a couple of shots feasible. Go through the Ram and give the team a steady enforce because at the end of games right now they just don't have it. That is the Voice of Greg Petersen. CHECK THEM OUT AT VS. I and live. You can also check out his podcast who've been with hoops Top One hundred podcast by the way. It's on apple podcasts. All over the place guys unbelievable. He's an encyclopedia when it comes to college basketball. And let's just keep going man. What's going on with Ohio state off to this one in four start in the big ten after they were getting all kinds of praise nationally all of a sudden? Now they're out the top ten and boom there. They go down to Indiana obviously on Saturday. Fifty four to sixty six. What's up with the buckeyes right now? And and they were set to become the number one team in college basketball and they knocked off Minnesota a couple of weeks ago now like you said they are free fall mode and this is eighteen. That's a little bit banged up upright. Now you've got a couple guys I've been in another falls away in Washi- did has been dealing with an injury. Kyle young appendix taken out. So he has a little bit of a fireball. Fireball for this team gives the team right around six rebounds per game that is not helping things out and relying lesson lesson is absolutely terrific. Guy Is six foot nine nine. She's right around. Forty percent from three gives a team fifteen points but when the see was at best they have balanced scoring from pretty much all eight of their main. Contributors tributaries that come in both the starting lineup and off the bench. And right now they just don't have it because he's been quite well. They once again holding the end of the ball heavy points but they were unable to get to sixty themselves as well. They just need to get more queen look. I think that they need to push temple a little bit more as well. Because they've got a couple of variables able to threes. I mentioned Western shooting forty percent from three dwayne washed. You did a good job of being of all the basket. But they're just taking their time at the end of the shot clock and they're rocking clean shots and that's and that's why they're having a tough time getting to sixty unbelievable steady. Mike Yeah I know I just about the same thing greg you know. We're out here in PAC twelve country and we all know Oregon is probably the cream of the crop out here. Are there any other teams. Is there a Colorado. Is there a Washington that you can see making the NCWA tournament. How about team? That's a little bit off. The beaten. Pat Stamper I know I know that Washington state is not necessarily be Monaco consistency when it comes to college basketball but they didn't just beat them they completely blew them out with Washington. Get this is a bunch that they're not going to be with quasi green for the rest of the year that is going to hurt that he might come back for the NC Double A. Tournament but he's currently academically ineligible that hurts At Stanford in that game a couple of weeks ago against Washington they were down but they were able to play good defense in Washington under sixty which is why they were able to win. And what I think it's very interesting is that now. You've got Oscar Silva coming of age for the team. No few people may know that during the two thousand fifty two thousand seventeen eighteen season even when he was a freshman. He led all colleagues basketball unqualified players with the three point. Shooting percentage wise here. He shot under twenty six percent for three point. Shooting shooting range. This series would give the fifteen points. He's had a couple of threes but he really has taken hold of knowing that he's a guy that needs to give the five or six rebounds did is better leadership and knowing that he can hit a couple of shots but at the same time when he doesn't have you need to let other guys like John Davis takeover. The office has been heavily paramount. The theme couple that with the setting forth of being place down Deep Stanford is a team that I think could really compete in the PAC twelve and might actually be the second best team in the pack twelve. That is the voice of Greg Peterson from visa and live and also check out his podcast hooping with hoops. Top One hundred. What apple podcasts? Out there the guy obviously as you can tell an encyclopedia when it comes to college hoops and probably just about anything sports to be honest with you. Hey real quickly before we let you run. We would be remiss if we didn't mention Auburn and San Diego State remain the two undefeated teams college basketball man. So how long does it last with these guys. I think for quite a while because they've already played their toughest game of the year that was against Utah State on the road. They you really get that way when you take a look at Auburn. I think that they're going to be alive for quite a while. Now they're gonNA have to face off against the likes of Kentucky. We know how good this wildcats team is. But I I think the San Diego State. I don't think that they're going to be able to put together a wichita state run. You've got other teams out there like that. I know that they lost themselves. The Utah State but by and large they've been able to do a decent job for this. And then when you take a look at what Auburn is doing. I think that they could remain undefeated for quite a while. I think that they can go on the road and win because like I said they do a very good job on defense. They're different team from last year because they're relying less on their backward. They're going down. Low is awesome widely who gives the team nine and Reebok. You've got a guy like a John. Peer Foy or Daniel Cheerful. He's been able to give the team some good contributions to the starting lineup. When you need a guy like an isis or coral able to step up as well so I think that Auburn is GonNa be alive quite a while but the team that I might be able to make a charge and enters into the Ncaa anti-gay parental with one or two losses? Being of great stuff is always greg. We're going to have to catch up with you next week to get our. NCWA College College basketball fixed brother have an Austin Day. My friend here. You got my number. Thank you absolutely Greg Petersen check him up. Bs I and live live and also his podcast hooping with hoops. The Guy is absolutely incredible. 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We did just get done with Greg Petersen talking some NCW college basketball dude is a wealth of analogy. When it comes to college basketball you can always check them out? BSN V. S. I N.. Live or else his podcast hoop and with hoops man. The Dude is unbelievable and speaking of hoops man. I want to keep it going and talk some NBA. Basketball with you. Mike Wilson and if I think if I'm correct ten where we left off with this conversation last week we were sort of still trying to figure out what was going on obviously in the western conference. Yeah the Lakers acres. Obviously have their five game lead over everybody. But we're still trying to figure out what's up with the Utah Jazz. The Dallas Mavericks the Oklahoma City Thunder have have obviously got out of the gates probably better than most people would have thought with obviously the departure of Russell Westbrook but CPI three has obviously come in there and played really well for them. Denver is finding themselves I think the clippers are finding themselves a little bit obviously. I've already talked about the Lakers. They've found themselves. I think earlier than anybody would have thought. And now what they're doing without Lebron or Anthony Davis. I think you've gotTA BE PRETTY surprised that they've obviously they've been able to keep things going even when they're too big stars or banged up right now. I'm like no you absolutely do and that just goes to you know to me that. Just Tell You about the coaching and Frank Vogel and his staff Jason Kidd and keep keep the keep the good times roll in there in La 'cause when when when they don't have it those two big guys you know they don't have Lebron Ada. It's one of those things where you think you can win. But the other guys on the team have to step up and they they've been stepping up. Who's GonNa last night? I believe had like thirty seven thirty eight points last night so you know. He showed his worth So Oh you know. Denver is like you said you know finding themselves even though they lost at home last night to Cleveland That was a bit of a shocker there but You look the West right now still to me. It's still the Lakers clubs When it comes down to that that's what I anticipate you know for the the playoffs and the Western Conference finals? But there are some teams that you know could throw a little a little Monkey wrench and the whole program and Denver's one of you. You and I talked the other day on our local show here in Phoenix. That that you talk is being I think it's being slept on a little bit and you know I. I don't think Oklahoma City we have the has a shot and you know what to do any anything to Lakers clips. But you gotta be impressed with what they're doing and C. P. Three and how he's Kinda took to being in Oklahoma Oklahoma City because let's face it off get when he was you know sent the Oklahoma City. It didn't sound like he was too thrilled that he was going the Oklahoma so The way he's handled it. You know showing some professionalism but Once again it just comes down to lake the lake. Show the clip show. WHOA when we get down to it you know I find it interesting because I really think Denver will be a team to be reckoned within if you look at the log? Jam there from two through five every one of those teams has twelve losses right. So they're all trying to battle for the top four spots. We all know that I think the way that Utah has come on as of late winning eight straight just like the Los Angeles Lakers i. I think they've found their groove right. Now they've got a lot of guys that can shoot the ball Mike. You know And if we look at the game general right now it's all about having guys to shoot the ball on space the floor out so again. I'm going to go back to this and I'm GonNa keep saying this until I. Obviously I give proved wrong and if if it happens so be it. But I'M GONNA I'M GONNA hold my ground and say that. I think that the Los Angeles Lakers are little bit of smoke and mirrors. I know that guys hitting shots right now. But do you trust jared Dudley to keep making shots do you trust Rajon. Rondo to keep making shots. Do we trust avery. Avery Bradley to keep making shots. Do we trust caldwell. Poke to keep making shots. You know what I'm saying like at the end of the day. I think that there's a lot of unproven unproven entities on the Los Angeles Lakers. Yes you have Lebron James Yes you have Anthony Davis I know that and yes I understand that Rajon Rondo has been into the warriors. You've been to the all the battles with the Boston Celtics but that dude's old now man. I'm sorry but that's just the truth. So I'm really worried about the wear are in Terre. And the physicality of the long season for the Los Angeles Lakers and to me. That's the concern along with. Will these guys is be able to make shots when they really matter when accounts come playoff time Mike and that that to me is the real concern with the Lakers. Know what that's an absolute legit concern with with the Lakers. I mean I even mentioned going into the scene. Okay how how long until you know. There's Lebron pull that pull that groin join again like he did. Last year was out for twenty six twenty seven games and ad throughout his whole career eight. He's a phenomenal talents. Nominal aww player But he always seemed like he has some injuries some knickknack kind of injury. That keep them out of you know a string of games you know a few any times a year so now you're onto something there. I mean personally to me I think the clips are the best team in a lot. Better there the deepest than they defend the best They they got the claw there. And and Kawhi Leonard and and PG thirteen as well so And then you can never get past you know you. He you know 'cause he's an ex celtic coach. Doc Rivers Doc. Is You know he's a competitor and he's going to have these guys ready to roll so Personally in the last awesome. I'm Kinda rooting for the clips to make it through interesting. Now that the Memphis Grizzlies have slipped up into the spot. They're five games under five hundred but obviously Job around that the young rookie there for them leading the way and keeping them competitive. It's kind of cool to see that the spurs a little bit on the outside outside looking in Portland obviously A huge disappointment this year. I can't really explain it that. That's that's your neck of the woods Bro. So try to explain what the Hell is going on with the Portland Trail Blazers or for that matter. What the Hell's going on for the Portland Trailblazers There's there's been some injuries They still don't have a big guy in the middle of their catch and I think that's the big part of the As well and you know to me as much as I love dame dollar amount I if they are a little too dependent on Damian Lillard. They're like they're just it's it's just one of those things where I think they gotta spread the ball around a little bit more people gotTa Score. I'm you know you got got Carmelo. Anthony up there now. And and he he seems like he's he's he's he's not the ball stopper that he was in the past But when you're missing irks in the Middle Merkich nurtures walking double little bell. That really hurts the trailblazers. I mean I like last night they took on your Milwaukee Bucks My best friend since childhood without the game I and and he just he sent me taxes. Going Janas the man like he just. He's just the guy and he's the MVP and and he because if the bucks don't make the finals there's you know something could catastrophic vowed to go wrong so you know the blazers struggling going Who knows that they come out of it whenever Merkich comes back or if he does this year but it's it's kind of a disaster up there in Portland so far all right? So let's switch it over to the Eastern Conference and let's also jump out to the phones. I guess we've got Mitch and Santa. Monica wants to jump on with US says well Mitch and Santa Monica. Obviously you got at the door of man you got Mike. Wilson is the door fund sports weekend edition. What's on your mind today? My friend great you got boy. I'd say after Mathematics Wild Card weekend isn't it was shared just kind of a fine. I'm over we're going to have a little more fireworks today but I have one quick taken twitter and towards the end of the hour I was the NFL. Are I want to congratulate Roy. Those Minnesota Liking to becoming the greatest worst team in the history of the NFL notes. A team it has racked up more losses than the Minnesota Vikings in the playoffs once again liking crew and that they never miss the opportunity and it's an opportunity. Go packers today. We want the ball. We're GonNa let me let me just say something first and foremost look at the end of the day. Man I I get the people love to talk smack throw shade at teams and things like that. I get it man I and I understand it. I I understand. You're a packer fan. I understand that too but let me let me just say this. At the end of the day. The San Francisco. The forty niners are the better team and quite frankly They deserve to be where they're at. So I understand where you're coming from. I and being a Green Bay Packer Fan foot. Take yourself away from that for a quick moment and just be objective about what you saw on the football field the San Francisco the forty niners were dominant brother. I'm sorry man. They were absolutely dominant football team and they deserve to be where they're going so so for you to say. Oh you know the Minnesota Vikings never miss an opportunity missing opportunity. You're not giving credit. Where credit's due the San Francisco Forty niners are really good freaking football team Bro? Given given credit the forty niners elite team right now. They think he'd been knocked out. Probably the shoe into do they know that the Patriots win. I absolutely agree with you on that. You know like one past. Everyone's like jumping out of Minnesota van. Wig Yeah I can feel like like you know made a mess Nevada get. I mean This week with completely different even the packers completely destroyed of course. We know that we saw that. Everyone was jumping on this by way of saying is they reverted back to be the Minnesota Vikings a team that never ceases the missing opportunities opportunity when they have an opportunity. All right. Hey appreciate the thoughts and the opinions from Mitch in Santa Monica but look man. I'm serious about that Mike. Look I understand throwing shade. I get it man I totally get it but in this situation unfortunately look the Minnesota. Vikings were playing a better football football team in the San Francisco. Forty niners yesterday. Oh Mike Wilson. Oh absolutely. They're playing better team. Absolutely all right. Everybody we gotta take a quick pause for the cause. We're going to do that. We'll come back. We'll wrap up our number one. Obviously our number two all about without the NFL divisional round match-ups. Unbelievable stuff what we saw on Saturday. He's Mike Wilson Mandorf. Keep a close everybody. It is the door font on sports. Weekend Edition we'll be right back this his DORF on sports all right everybody. Everybody welcome back in the door. Sports Weekend Edition. He's Mike Wilson or if you can get at us in a couple of different ways obviously follow us on twitter. which by the way I've had a couple of new people follow me today? I do appreciate that. It's at door fonds sports for Mike it's pigskin opinion. which by the way is maybe the greatest twitter handle all time people? So you WanNa follow that Guy Mike Wilson our number one is obviously in the books which means Our number two is on the horizon. And obviously that means we're GONNA be talking a lot about the NFL in the divisional round match-ups Unbelievable stuff as we know man the NFL football. I it. It's here it comes. It goes just like everything else and at the end of the day Mike. We're going to we a little bit upset aren't we when it's all over and we have. Oh just let say basketball the talk about some other things other than obviously and NFL. Football my friend. Oh Yeah we'll be. We'll be a little upset that we don't have college volume or and a bell football. I think thank you and I might have to go into football Rehab Wants the Super Bowl Don and set for so But in the meantime look we got great great games. We got the Houston Kansas City game. Today we got Seattle Green Bay and then we had you know. Look we talked about it already. San Francisco was just dominant and it was just dominant as well as they took out the number one seat in the Baltimore Ravens. Yeah I mean it was really impressive. I mean we we did talk about the potential of Derrick Henry and what he could do to the Baltimore Ravens and then you know. We're thinking about what Lamar Jackson is able to. I do and you know what one guy showed up. And then the other guy was out there and he got baffled and he got confused and ultimately it wound up really really good for the Tennessee. Titans they they move on their advancing to the AFC championship game. And I don't think anybody in their right mind would have thought that that would happen. My so congrats to them. Obviously congrats to the San Francisco. Forty niners as well. Just a fantastic game from them. You WanNa talk about domination nomination right. I mean at the end of the day. Both of those teams they dominated the football game. And there's no surprise as to the reason why they're advancing in the playoffs people anyways. I know were up against it. So we've got to take a quick pause for the cause we'll come back with our number two all about the NFL for people close. Everybody eats Mike Wilson. I'll maybe dwarf and you're hanging out on the door foxsports weekend edition. The following program is brought to you in living color. Talk Radio Activities. What is this radioactive does not necessarily fear of the opinions? The people of this radio station. Some of the material and interviews have been altered for entertainment purposes. Only if you have any complaints about the door on sports radio program please contact onto our customer care service center and one eight hundred. Oh Mama and now. The most high puppet jaw awed dropping smashmouth bone crunching on stuffing cutting edge interactive sports covet teary show on the radio doors on. Now here's your host and the door. Good morning to some of you. Good afternoon to others. Welcome in everybody. It is the door font sports weekend edition. He's he's Mike Wilson. I'm Andy Dorf unbelievable stuff happening in the sports world as we know obviously. NFL Football Divisional Round match-ups everything got underway on Saturday with the forty niners and the Vikings and then obviously the other hand the a Baltimore. Ravens go down so the Tennessee. Titans unbelievable the unthinkable happened right before very is Mike Wilson and and then as we know today the Games coming up Kansas City. Obviously they'll be going at it against the Texans and then the Green Bay packers playing the Seattle seahawks unbelievable matchups today. Mike Wilson an unbelievable stuff with what we saw on the football field on Saturday as as well my friend. Good Morning Buddy how you doing. I'm doing really good. Yeah it's The two games that we have davies fourteen. They got a lot to live up to as compared to what we saw yesterday. In terms of you know the the dominance by the forty niners. But it's GonNa be fun to watch. I can't wait for that. The packer game. I can't wait for both of them and talk about great quarterback match ups. We have for you today anyways. GAJIC applause to the cost. We'll come back dive into the NFL. He's Mike Wilson. I'm Andy Dwarf. It is the door font sport and Uh each new Sunday day about a brand new challenge rich with new opportunities a time for achievement purpose time for glory. They already been one safety in this half drive starts at looking for reading room it Jerry. The stone has gone from a touchdown his wife was over. The middle. It is touchdown. De'andre Hopkins Big Time role that Hopkins with the snacks. Texans once again. Silence the crowd in New Orleans. This is door fund sports. Welcome back everybody. Mike Wilson Andy. You're getting it through another door Fon sports weekend at dish and you can always get at us. Beam US up like Scotty call us one. Eight hundred eight seven eight seven five. Two nine can hit us up on twitter were Mike. It's pigskin opinion. Maybe the best twitter handle of all time for me. It's Dwarf on Sports and Oh my gosh what an unbelievable bull night in the NFL with what happened. The Titans go on the road to Baltimore Win. Twenty eight to twelve Derrick Henry is is an absolute beast the guy goes thirty carries one hundred ninety five yards and after a couple of games. This guy is just setting the mark and setting the standard standard for running backs like we have not seen before in the other game. The forty niners really locked down on the Minnesota Vikings Twenty seven to ten. Dan and it wasn't like the Baltimore Ravens. Were unable to throw offense up there. I mean the Mark Jackson has three hundred sixty five yards. It's passing they go for over five hundred yards total in general Mike when you talk about All the offensive output there. They were unable to get it in the end zone. John and then they went forward a few times and fourth down they were unable to convert those Just just a bad showing from our Jackson at three hundred three turnovers which is really not a good game for him as we know it was just a a really really troublesome mind-boggling the head scratching effort put out there by the Baltimore Ravens and I think you actually said it pretty well. They looked like they were unprepared. And it's hard hard to believe that you can be unprepared for a divisional round playoff game. So congratulations to the Tennessee. Titans congratulations to the forty forty niners. Both of you guys were very well prepared and you know what. Shame on the Minnesota Vikings and Shaimaa the Baltimore Ravens for going out there and being unprepared prepared for the biggest game of the football season for both of those teams Mike. Oh absolutely and you know. I'll just start with the ravens event because look. They had two weeks. They had two weeks to prepare for this game against the titans and like I said earlier. They looked unprepared And let's not forget. I mean Lamar. Had you know he had a hundred forty three yards rushing out over three three hundred yards passing and you know so he he put up off into numbers but those turnovers came at inopportune times. I at least one. Everyone came deep in Ravens territory. So you give. Derrick Henry and that offense Tennessee a short field That doesn't do you any good. And then I don't know about you but I'm sitting there watching the game just I'm a I'm I'm stunned. Want you know for one but two. How many dropped balls were the were the ravens receivers dropping for Lamar? That were very catchable balls right. Oh you know right in their hands right place where you know it's GonNa be fairly easy catch for for a professional football player. But then a lot of dropped balls. They had some penalties. And the turnovers. Just like you said and I've said here briefly. Just kill them last night and you know what I don't feel sorry. Hey for Baltimore. I'm not you know I'm not throwing pity on them. They just didn't show up to play The game last night and in Tennessee what they had nothing to lose their look. They're playing with house money man and they they showed up Cana- hill dear Lord Tanna Hill L.. Was You know pretty you know what does it say. Seven fourteen eighty eight yards something like that and it was that that deep ball dude. The right down the middle of the field right into the end zone When his receiver just split the too high safeties on? I mean that that kind of sums it up for for me and then and then Henry another hundred. I don't know what do you have. One hundred ninety five yards rushing. I mean Look Henry is six club four. He's roughly two hundred and fifty pounds. I don't know if I'm a defensive back how I would bring that guy down. That dude is just flat out scary to bring down. And he's a man among boys you said earlier in the show And look everybody got put on notice last week about Tennessee. And if you're not put on notice about outgoing into Baltimore and beating them down by Tennessee then I I don't know what you're smoking. Look I said it earlier In the season and I said I thought the big problem for the Baltimore. Ravens was going to be dependent way too heavily on the Mark Jackson. When you think about what happened on the football field yesterday for them? Lamar Jackson thirty one fifty nine. Three hundred and sixty five yards had to throw the ball L. Fifty nine times to get those three hundred sixty five yards has one touchdown a couple of interceptions a really bad day in general as far as throwing the football field so the the amount of yards cannot be mistaken. By how many mistakes he made as well two interceptions to the one touchdown that's not a good ratio to three hundred learned. Sixty five yards. Looks good but it took him fifty nine yards or I'm sorry fifty nine attempts to get that he had to run the ball twenty times to get one hundred and forty three yards. Nobody ody else does anything. That's my whole point here. Marcus Brown. That's your big wide receiver. He gets you one hundred twenty six yards but ultimately this is the Lamar Jackson show man and I think that that is what ultimately did them in at the end of the day man. You have to have more tricks in your bag when you look at. What Tennessee did Derrick? Henry not only ran the ball Mike for one hundred ninety five yards you. As you alluded to but Ryan Tannehill Russia's for touchdown Derrick Henry throws for a touchdown so they used a little trickery. They were just a little bit more prepared like you said to go out out there and have an effective day and go on and advance in the playoffs and Kudos to Mike Variable for having a great game plan and you know what I've been all about John Audubon saying hey he's done a great job coaching and this and that and the other you know what they got coach yesterday my flat out. They got out coach. You gotTA give a lot of credit to Tennessee. They have been doing their job. They have been studying. They have been doing everything that they need to do to have their team prepared and the Tennessee titans deserve to be in the AFC championship the game. In my humble opinion. Oh no absolutely I mean the Tim Tebow junk pass from Derek into the end zone for the touchdown was just the icing on the cake. Last night I mean that that is something that they saw. They figured that they could pull out if needed. And they pulled it out and it was needed and it was just it was fantastic. Play but let's not you know. I don't think we've talked about that titans defense. Yeah that titans defense they had a spy on Lamar when he got out and ran they. Could you know go to them Even though Lamar had a hundred forty three yards I mean. That's I mean. That's pretty good for a quarterback to get that many yards last night But there's a lot of times dorf where they made the Mar- not go north and south. A Ah they got him going East and West when you stretch a guy out like that. He doesn't really pick up a ton of yard and they did it. The titans just did it enough to get three outs to stop a drive in those kinds of things so that type of defense to me. They really played really well. Look look they. They held the Ravens to twelve point in the game. I don't I don't know if we saw twelve point the whole year less than twelve point the whole year out of the Raven. I did tell you that. I thought that the titans had the formula and the recipe to Baltimore and re CAV. It can come out of their victorious Glorious and I didn't really think what happened. I don't know if I believe what I was selling myself. But you know what they did. Congratulations to the titans. Congratulations the forty niners. Who will break that game down on the other side? Keep a close. Everybody Mike Wilson. Andy Dwarf Guinea through another door font sports weekend edition. Thank Mariota Rolling Right. They're GONNA scream at the Henry. Man is blocked in the plant a lot of room. Thirty Forty Fifty Forty Thirty Twenty Tan. Dan Five so yes. Flags on the field. Seventy five yards. Garrick Henry Marcus Mariota just like that's an answer with a capital lane. 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However you may be listening to us we know you have options options and we do appreciate you making a date with us? Each and every Sunday which by the way eight. Am Til Ten am Pacific Standard Time each and every Sunday Eh. That's how we do it here on the door font sports weekend edition. Mike Wilson. Andy Door anyways Mike before we get back into the action as to what happened happened on Saturday and then again will break down the games as to what we think may happen on Sunday. I do have some breaking news. The Vikings Offensive Coordinator Kevin Stefanski Looks like he's going to be the head coach of the Cleveland Browns We also had The Mike McCarthy the hiring or the Dallas cowboys earlier in the week so some coaches being hired some coaches getting fired as far as we know in the NFL. All right now right. Yeah like like we know right now and it's just one of those things that's just part of the business. It's it's what you sign up for when when you take take coaching gagging and you know you're kinda hired to be fired In what some coaches will tell you but You know look at the Brown. The last people last Organization get someone hired out of openings. That were there Stefanski fancier how you save name there. The former vice development coordinator has his work cut out for him. He has to build a culture and that has to be a culture that you know not only the players got to buy into but that the team of the organization has to buy into. Because let's face basic. Cleveland hasn't had a culture. Cleveland haven't had a winning season. Cleveland hasn't done anything In the past. I don't know how many years I've lost count with that organization so he has his work cut out for him. And it's GonNa be interesting to see how this offense coordinator and Stefanski Bonski is going to get Baker Mayfield back to the level that many people saw him out at the end of his rookie year. Because this year you and I would both agree. See that he's he's regressed and they if you're gonNA spend the number one pick on somebody you can't have them regressing like Baker Mayfield than this past season. The Guy is never sold on Acre not sold on Baker and We'll we'll see how Stefanski does with the Cleveland Cleveland Browns. Because quite frankly this is a job that I'm not so sure that many people are really fighting for where I know you look at it. And there's a lot of talent there but The history speaks for itself. And I think that this is one of those gigs where you you said a invest in the beginning you get hired to get fired in a lot of these cases and the Cleveland Browns as a destination where you get hired and you'll get fired because the same thing happens over and over and I think it's difficult to change culture. It really is and when you keep trying to search for an identity urine you're a year out you can't you can't find that winning culture and quite frankly there's very few operations that that know how to do this and You know you're seeing this season. The Tennessee titans are are in and out quite frankly you know. They're they're not a well oiled machine that this is a year where they're kind of breaking the trend a little bit and they're they're getting through it Did the SEAHAWKS are team. That have been around for a while. The packers they've been around for a while while the forty niners. They're getting back into it a little bit this year when you think about it. Obviously they'd been for a long long time when it comes to in the postseason in the NFL so Look and Kansas City and other team rich with history and tradition Minnesota them you too. I mean you can make that argument so look at the end of the day man you you reap what you sell and you get to to go out there and make the most whether you're coach your you're a player and you gotta make it happen in. Some windows are shorter than others. And I think that Cleveland is one of those windows where the fuse is pretty quick. You have to make it happen. They're relatively fast or or they're going to get rid of you because like I said they're searching for an identity Kennedy they they don't know what direction they want to go year in and year out. Let's talk real quickly about the Dallas cowboys in the hiring of Mike McCarthy and I I think that the the 'cause to me to be concerned about if you're the Dallas cowboys yet you you look at the pedigree you look at his coaching credentials. Daniel is right and you say Super Bowl. You say a lot of victories. I see all that okay. I'm not blind. I see that Mike. But here's what would would I think that people on the outside that are looking in they may not see that I see a little bit better than them and the thing that I will be concerned about if I'm the Dallas else. Cowboys is with Mike McCarthy. Does he gets stale. Does his offense start to sputter. A little bit does not use his weapons the way so you think he could or should use his weapon so ultimately. I think what comes to mind. When I think of Mike McCarthy I think stale I think don't get boring hiring because if you get stale and you give boring? They're going to want to move on from you as well and I think every marriage has their problems and ultimately in in Green Bay. You had a good marriage for a long time and then you had a little bit of an argument and the argument was obviously bigger than what you thought you you had with each other and you decided to move on from that. And that's why Mark McCarthy was available for the Dallas Cowboys. But I would say to proceed with a little bit of caution Russian with Mike McCarthy because I think is creativity on offense at times can be very questioned. So don't get stale. Keep it fresh and use your the weapons if you WANNA stay in Dallas Jerry world. If you're Mike McCarthy Mike Wilson Yeah I would absolutely agree in you know the the other down our local show carry three Nex You know we talked about harbaugh. And I mentioned that he's been able to You know evolve with S. against having a player like Lamar Jackson. And you would think you would hope that McCarthy who took the year off from being a head coaching cut maybe he got I sit back and and maybe you know pawn or some thoughts in terms of how he needs to evolve as a coach. and You bring up you know is his offense. Rent's GonNa get stale or is it going to be stale Like a light. It was in Green Bay towards the end and I. It's going to eighty something to see if he has an offense coordinator in the communication with that offense coordinator to evolve his offense because let's face it. He has weapon but you know he he has. The key has backyards Amari You know on that offensive side of the ball. Let's he has a great offensive line right so it's not like He. McCarthy is stepping into. You know an empty cupboard so to speak with the Dallas cowboys. He has weapons. He has a line on. They often to size the question. I think in that. I think that we both have is evolution. Is he going to be able to be more creative and bring bring something that we haven't seen from him from his Green Bay Packer de that's going to be the question for me. Moving forward that we're on the same page all real quickly quickly before we go to break a couple few minutes here forty niners do win. Twenty seven to ten over the Minnesota Vikings very impressive defensive performance performance Jimmy Garoppolo was efficient Levin of nineteen. He had the one interception obviously but ultimately relatively we officiant. Kevin Coleman ran the ball very well for them a couple touchdowns over one hundred yards and and quite frankly they stayed true to who they are man. They run the ball. They control the clock. They had one hundred eighty six yards rushing hundred thirty one yards passing but again just such a great defensive effort effort really hard to stop nick votes and the boys on that defensive line. Oh yeah that defensive line just the defense in general that defensive offensive line was stout yesterday. They could do anything that they wanted to. In terms of getting to the quarterback of line was overmatched. All game I and will be ground. And pound for that forty nine or offense about was something to behold as well like we said at the other day on the show here locally and and just kind of keep referring to but it's the truth man you win the game in the trenches you're probably GonNa win the game On the scoreboard as well in those two two teams were really pushing back offensive line for the forty niners defensive line same thing goes for the titans man they controlling both sides of the ball so Kudos to those guys excellent job when we come back. We're going to break down what's going to happen today in the Games in the NFL divisional round. Keep a close. Everybody Mike Wilson Eddie. Dwarf kidney through another door font sports weekend edition. It's like maybe you don't want to go. Four wide split everybody out separate this forty nine hundred deep on his job to aside aside and arpaio fakes. The hand off boasts has got around the waist he throws Stepdad by Richard Sherman. 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Mike Wilson before we get into obviously seahawks Green Bay Houston and Kansas City. And then we'll breakdown Minnesota San Francisco go real quickly because delvin Cook struggled man nine carries eighteen yards all a kirk. Cousins struggled all day. Twenty one of twenty nine hundred seventy to to one touchdown one interception we talked about what San Francisco did running the ball and the efficiency of Jimmy Garoppolo but my my point is here here and now the San Francisco Forty niners. All around are really good. Football team. The Tennessee titans all around are really good football team. The Baltimore Baltimore Ravens. Quite frankly are really good football team. who had a bad day okay? That's the truth. They had a really bad day. The Minnesota Vikings are a pretty good football team. I won't say that they're a great football team. There are pretty good football team for the point of where I'm going right now. Mike is this. I think we get too high. Okay I think we can get too low on individuals with their performances. Obviously Lamar Jackson had a real dud of a day man. It was an an awful performance for him. Kirk cousins had an awful performance whereas the week before he goes into New Orleans and the guy. Looks like an all pro quarterback for that matter drew brees in play well that week against Minnesota but we give him a free pass right we jump all over kirk cousins when he does something really well and then we jump all over him when he does something really badly on the same note. Lamar Jackson Man. People are talking about him all year like he's the MVP VP and he is the MVP man. He had a bad day. I understand I get it. It happens. He had the bad day at the wrong time. Quite frankly but my point is is. Do we get too high we get too low. Do we go after people too much when they do something great or do we go after them too much when they do something a little a bit poorly I mean. Can we find ourselves a little bit of an even playing field and and can we get like get our senses back a little bit and not get too high on people in two a lot of people all at the same time. Mike Wilson. Yes or no question DORF. It's almost like we're schizophrenic. It with with all this and and I do tend to think that people In terms of you know well look. We're in a world the social media where everybody is reporter. Everybody has a phone. Everybody has a camera on their phone. Everybody you know everybody wants to hot take. Everybody wants to get stuff out there before everybody else. I always tend to be. Hey let's just see how this plays out. Let's see how things go and NFL warrants. Yeah then you're then you're kind of goes with what happened but to to rest Lamar you know after a bath performance in the in the play offs and I realized people coming into this and this to me is absolutely stupid that they were bringing up last. You know the Ravens got works. He does is look good in last year's playoff I think at that point he had played in a grand. Total of maybe eight games total for the team so oh I'm willing I was willing to give them Amara path. It's the first time through everything this year. Look he talks about the game. Plan for the titans heightened Defensively with him even though he had all these yards all yard offense they still kept him in check enough to where he couldn't engage in I couldn't get team into the playoffs. Even turn the ball over three times. So you gotta give something to the Titans in terms of planning for that and trying to get after him. But I think it's I think it's way way too much to say that you know I because I've seen it while he's not the MVP guy he is the MVP you take like you WanNa tell me you want to go back. Those previous sixteen game seventeen games and say that he's not the most valuable player in this. Make Okay Yeah you you go ahead and you keep blogging from your mother's basement. She does like it. Doesn't make any sense to me. So it's it's just one of those things where we can't we can't get too high too low you gotTa keep even Keel with things and just look at how they play out. Once the Games are done yeah I mean look at the end of the day. These guys were all out there trying to win a football game. They're not they're not trying to have their worst performance of the season. Ah the biggest moment in time and So I think at the end of the day give credit where credit's due great game plan by the Tennessee. Titans tough day. Hey for the Baltimore. Ravens Grey Day for the San Francisco. Forty niners tough day for the Vikings and I. I kind of thought that that would be a tough day for the Vikings so hello again. Don't get too high. Don't get too low on people. Don't go after him too hard. Don't go after. Don't praise him too much when they do things. Great either like like keep it keep an evil keep yourself even kill a little bit about what's going on in the world in general especially in the sports world all right dude. Let's break these games down. I'm real quickly The first game Houston play in the Kansas City chiefs in Arrowhead. I think it's going to be a fun match up. Obviously D- What D- Hop those guys is going to have to have a huge game they're gonNA have to run the ball Jj Watt is going to have to go out there and wreak havoc obviously for them on the defensive side of the ball. They'RE GONNA have to slow down that high powered offense with Patrick Mahomes tyreek Hill that great wide receiving Corps Kelsey great tight end the question mark. I do have about Out Them Mike obviously is the running game their defense has been stout the last five six weeks of the season so I like the way that that's looking at this point. Think put alternately man. We got two great quarterbacks. We got four great quarterbacks going at it today but to great quarterbacks with the Houston Texans and then obviously the Kansas City chiefs these. This is a fun. I think this is the one where we could see a lot of points. Potentially in this game where it could be attract me and it might be be who has the ball last and quite frankly. I think it's GonNa be tough to shut down Patrick Mahomes and those guys for four quarters so I do like the Kansas City not to win this game but I think this is a Juggernaut I really do. I think it's a fun football game to be watching. Okay can we just move on to the other day now since you took all. Oh my on my talking points buddy. Yeah no I think this is. This is going to be a great game. I think we got two very mobile quarterbacks. I think the the weather is GonNa play a little bit of a factor too. I mean it's going to be twenty six degrees at kickoff arrowheads going to be hopping we all know what you know about. A crowd like What the crown like inside Arrowhead And I agree with either the running game the question but you know look i. It's it's just one of those games where I just made the chiefs. Being at home. They have a little bit more dynamic offense and and just a few more weapons than the the testing the chiefs Bring the bring victory home to your fans and I gotta think that this is a real real big got particularly for the chiefs. They've gotta be shopping at the bed. Obviously they don't have to go to Baltimore. They can make the road to the NFL to the Super Bowl can go oh through Kansas City so Either one of these teams quite frankly. The road through to the Super Bowl will go through these two because of Tennessee being the lowest seed left in the AFC. So lot to play for for both of these teams. If you ask me and I think that Kansas City will obviously relish this moment and this is another it's time for us to see patch homes and how good this guy really is and I like to think that these guys are just so dynamic man this. There's going to be a fun match up. I can make an argument for both teams to win this football game. But again I I gotta take the Kansas City chiefs. I just think at the end of the day too. How many weapons for them all right? Let's Talk Seattle Seahawks and let's Talk Green Bay packers. Obviously this won't be taken place. The later game in Green veigh Lambeau in Lambo Green Bay. This is just an unbelievable match up with two great quarterbacks. Both of these guys super bowl winners Obviously Aaron Rodgers Russell Wilson. Both of them like to be mobile. Both of them can be very very creative. I think defensively I liked the packers. Here's a little bit better than the seahawks again. I questioned whether the seahawks are running game is all there. They got marshawn Lynch off the streets a couple of weeks ago out of retirement semi me retired so they had obviously bolstered their running game a little bit Green Bay's defense has been good. They give up a little bit of yards but inside the twenty. They're tough. I like Green Bay to win a really tough game and I think points are gonNA come at a premium in this one. Mike no I need to and partly because the weather. You're going to be so bad. I uh story where they're they're willing to pay fans to come shovel snow lambeau or something like that. But now you're you're you're you're absolutely right with to break quarterbacks and you know in this game yet. Russell Wilson You know and the the amount of magic imagine that you can pull out of a broken play Is is just incredible. And he got Aaron Rodgers. Who can pull magic out of a hat as well L. I.? The difference in this and I think the packers are GonNa win I I just think the packer defense is going to be able to impose. It's well on the offensive line Seattle. I that's been a problem for the seahawks all year. Russell's been on the been on the run a little bit more than usual For his life this the season because about offense of blind and I think the packers are going to be able to get pressure on him and get some saks. Maybe even get a couple of turnovers Russia you know. It's hard to think that Russell Wilson is going to be rushing through it throw but you never know the game conditions and and and what's on the line here for both teams you know mistakes could occur but I just think packer defense is going to be the deciding factor today and Lambeau speaking of going at and on the line today Pete Carroll been around for a long time obviously he's been in the wars matlock floors. First opportunity with the Green Bay. Packers Akers the season went. Great obviously thirteen and three but Do you think that that plays any factor experience wise as far as coaching goes. Oh experience always plays a factor in anything in life than the more experience you got something better The turn out can be for you but look it may not have experienced but it has Aaron Rodgers. Okay so what. If you have Aaron Rodgers I can even feel for you. All righty everybody very Mike Wilson. Anti door getting through another door font sports weekend. Addition we gotta take one final pause for the cause. We'll come back and do like we always do give you our parting shots. Keep a close everybody. Mike Wilson Andy Dwarf it. Is the door foxsports weekend edition. We'll be right back but Indus on seconds seven and they get so many do so by bringing Williams and then the ball comes out and picking it up as Buckner that we've got San Francisco touchdown forest doctor. Right thoughtful awareness check the fullback. Jevon Coleman the tailback Li they bring in Matt Brita. They'RE GONNA pick rob on the shot gun three receivers from out to win it's borne Pettus and do both. Samuel kittle is tight lipped. Here's Garoppolo looking for cattle. Now this is door phone sports. They sent to the empty wall as he gets when he takes care of business sewing gap Weser and they come with here. Come the Rosser listening to Dorf on sports here on your favorite APP. Now here's an all. Righty everybody welcome back in for the final time today here on the door sports. Weekend Edition with Mike Wilson. I would be and endorphin catch me late night doing the NFL rewind it is obviously NFL. Divisional round of the. NFL fell rewind on sports overnight. America start that at ten. PM Pacific Standard Time. We take you into the wee hours of the night. Mike Wilson at this. This time my friend it is parting shot time. You are up my party. Shot goes out to football this case college football ball. We're going to see some great games today. But we got a great game on Monday night with Clemson and Lsu both teams being undefeated Clemson going for thirty in a row. So we got two great quarterbacks probably the number one testing the in the next few drafts For this game so you know tomorrow night. You know. Six o'clock eight o'clock whatever. What time zone? You're in sit back and watch Clinton Lsu now. I love it man. Great Call I. I kind of liked that. Take 'cause you're right man. Those two guys are going to be special at the next level. or at least we think Joe Borough and Trevor Lawrence can be special at the next level and obviously that's what we're talking about right now which is the NFL. And I'm going to tell you what that popcorn everybody enjoy the day with whoever it is and enjoy watching the NFL. And hopefully Mike Green packers are advancing and moving on to the NFC championship. Game for Mike Wilson. Obviously for Greg Petersen and San McCullough for joining us today on the show and Scott for making all possible I would be the door financing piece. We'll talk to you next week right here on the door fund sports weekend edition. 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Nat, Tom & Overreactions about Lamar Jackson

The Nat Coombs Show

52:00 min | 8 months ago

Nat, Tom & Overreactions about Lamar Jackson

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Is One game away from the Super Bowl my friend I cannot believe it not as delight a pleasure as always to be in your company talking about how good those full united's are and they really the real deal and all nine fans are coming out of the darkness that we've been in for years and now able to celebrate and he's just one one more win against the Green Bay packers which we've already done this year and we could be in a super bowl which donald this year already. I love that football. took the somebody talk about that. First of all you attended me earlier on where you're watching the game and definitely the most rock and roll places to be watching the game the coming off stage at the comedy store and Saturday night which is pretty cool. Yeah very very where people watching games in all forty niners fans around the world get a cheating in wet the strangest place that you watch the game. I was working last January On location doing something live sports event loss January when some of the playoffs were on so it was a case of when I finished my links on there would be sneaking down to where my top was was to be watching as much as I could before I had to do my next day. I've tasted that was probably was left. Field but what about you. What's the craziest place? All the most left face he wants to go. Well I mean it has to be what are going to say. The comedy still happened for the Vikings game this weekend. I was at the comedy store. Haven't I've been there for a while. So the pressures on you've deliver you get twenty minutes on stage in sight as well as a frisky old GIG. Oh Yeah it's frisky. People have paid good money. You have to deliver but my mind was slightly elsewhere for these games so once I've done the longest twenty minutes of my life. It felt like went back. Stage is another fellow comic. Could Scott caparros fantastic east from San Francisco. He didn't know the game was on but I could quickly put the NFL jazzy. On of Joe Montana and started to watch the game and then to which point point he he didn't care too much game but he was like. Oh my God. I've worked with Joe Montana but I didn't know he was so that really really made me giggle. I'm probably there. I suppose there's a lot of fans love our. NFL will probably be at work at some point and we just need to check on the school so sometimes you get to watch it. Sometimes it's just quick. Look on the mobile. I find I find out the score but that probably is the most fun because we were winning as well. Yeah what a game for the forty nine is. It went absolutely according to plan it. Didn't there was an element of doubt with the way that the vikings were double whammy of coming into the game is heavy on the kind of a free hit ready for them and the Mo Hi Joe that they had because they over the sights on the site the week before so that a little bit concerned going into it or did it play out as you expected I would be lying if I said. I wasn't nervous about those vikings. They did such a good job against drew brees however it didn't stick with a game plan because the two nine is only weaknesses occasionally and I say this occasionally Jimmy Grow Up. I've been asked to throw the football too much so they just ran the football. That's what they did. They've never run the football in a postseason game. As much as they did against the Vikings it took ninety lead and never looked back and and what they did do as well upfront defensively. Offensively was TD Alvin Cook. I mean he had the worst numbers I think he's auto season. I'm at that point. When I realized that we going to run the football and defense was so dominant constructs on them kirk cousins? It was never in doubt but going into that game I thought. Oh it's typically it's going to be the succeed in the NFC going to get a win against the niners. Yeah you said she Shanahan said after woods about that. We had a goal going into the game with a team that got over thirty runs win it. We truly look at that. As a team goal we ended up getting forty-seven on offense. They got foot nine. I mean look at the areas that you completely dominated so total yardage on the ground. One hundred eighty six. That was more than the entire. Vikings offense offense at seven Colman. What a game? He had two scores. Never hundred yards. Muster you mentioned as well go go in the mix time possession always typically quite critical Michael. Thirty eight twenty seven plays twenty one thirty three and Holding the Vikings to just two of twelve on third down conversion so all around it was really really fluent performance. Richard Sherman stepping up as well. We all love right. I think old neutrals love because because he's one of the larger large characters in the NFL. It's still playing it absolutely elite level boarding again against the Vikings and off the that that critical pick echoing doing. I think what many of us would probably thinking of the cousins had reprised his. You liked that line of the biking sates win. Shelvin just went straight down the battle. The camera I liked that I liked that which I if. It's not a gift for me both right now. I'm GonNa try and find that but terrific stuff from Sherman and all in all think the only I guess question marks a company shaky moment. Gee I mean and you know I like Jimmy G. Earl COUPLA UPOLU wavy throws in the mix which kind of keep keeps keeps your mind fresh instead. He might roll one of those against the package but not too much to fort the now not so does exactly what needs to do. An I know what you mean when you look at Jimmy. No no nine as fines. Doing is Within in any point and he's been very consistent shaky start at the beginning of the season on the out and in this game. Let's not forget and I. I can give credit to the Vikings linebackers that they have with just just trying to just second. Guess what he was going to try and generate something in that game and they managed to get that pickoff him however I love about it. It's called Shanahan and every good head coach. Does it protect your quotes about the titans. I'm we're going to talk about very shortly. They gain managed Tannehill. Don't ask too much of him when Jimmy does have to deliver and he has done in previous game especially against the seahawks in week seventeen he can deliver. And that's the beauty of this team and that's why they're so dangerous and if they're not everybody's Pick to win the super bowl this shit. Then what what are you playing at what he playing would you rather be played in. The pack is a better match up even the seahawks. Do you think in the championship game. The part of me with one beating twice this season and correction let me correct very close to beaten them twice failed in one. But he's not one I would have loved to have defeated them twice a year. But but I feel like this Green Bay packers. It's going to be a more exciting game. And a revival Aaron Rodgers the guy that the niners could picks up in the two thousand and five but they went out at Smith. Instead it's is written for the neutrals and on account wait to see the niners. Hopefully fingers crossed the pocket again on his favorites to win the whole thing though I think overall defensively incredibly solid we've got a great running game. You mentioned seven. Coleman had a very very strong game in this one getting a touchdown Hotel you and my style is well. Another fantastic running back. It was special teams that then managed to get turnover towards the end of the game for another field goal for the niners. They just rolling with mcbrayer as well and Jos Kitto. He wasn't asked to do too much in this game and Kendrick boom. We've got of course Santa's as well. It's just stock. Henry borders clutches is what's player obscene stacked in Shanahan clearly avoiding voiding. What summit coaches was suffering through a Lotta this division we can the wrath of twitter? We'll talk about Andy Reid Handy read. Ah Popular Brian. Edgar up on the worst of it but the first quarter of the remarkable game between the texts and the chiefs. That will get into in a moment. Andy Reid was getting compels us on twitter but had the last lap any but shadow had kept his powder dry their everybody loves Shanahan in and you can understand understand why in terms of the I guess the danger of all the pressure of maybe it's a way of describing the team that is is expected to go all the way we saw that with the ravens firsthand. The pressure was showing too many Degrees showing with the cheeses as well. who was such heavy favorites in that game against the Texans and it came good in the end but the way to the first quarter went down for them to think that a lot that was just do with the self consciousness of pressure that you know we are getting closer and closer and closer to the super bowl and it's something not underestimate isn't it's on the importance of the Super Bowl for these guys who look at any sport? You WanNa reach the pinnacle if you're a pro Unless you Jay Cutler already and in in the NFL there's something really mythical spiritual about the super bowl. It's being these guys have been playing focuses. They were five six years old and you hit him talk about it just getting to one let alone. Winning one is this is mystical endgame so when it is tantalizingly close you can understand why. Why the pressure restarts to mop in that? Yeah definitely I mean like you say he's not just of the NFL but as we're talking about this it comes down to the every every player gets the Super Bowl. That's an incredible commitment. You know you start with the two teams you got thirty one opposition teams and you try and get their massive cute. You've a lifetime achievement. But I feel like it's even then when they get to the Super Bowl it's how crushing Ua within reaching distance of of the title can get the Super Bowl loser. The never get to a super bowl. I well what what would you ten years from now when you career is finished and you think I was at the Super Bowl but maybe I just couldn't do enough off on that day or would you have gone out of the championship game and be like Well at least I don't know how close that could have been there done it loud. I don't know what I would have done. I would have come back in even with concussion out of run back on and I would have changed the game i. I could have gone to Oxford Cambridge if I wanted to. I just I just. TV's Fund even tidying up. When you're trying to do an essay I mean I could have done so much better at university? If if I didn't decide suddenly I need to do the most boring jobs because they're more important. When I had an essay assignment they yeah I think definitely make the Super Bowl and and loose supposed to never never I think so? I think we're going to find out what I on on social and make like a making out of it now and check. It's why some good Alex Crooner going to push that on the show last night what you think would you rather have made it to Super Bowl and lost never never made torn what af and kept the imaginary et dream alive well with a ball game and making it. So what next to the absolute belter between the achieved the Texas I think out of seen a few. I think that is the craziest definitely the craziest first quarter of football. I've ever seen right I think probably all in all atop three crazy games a top ten great games. I'd say top three crazy games and the first quarter. I what what an Earth Baker that and I mentioned bill. O'Brien Tom Getting the majority of the criticism. And if you're not sure what the hell. Mvp what you'd be doing for the last twenty four rows but the Texans twenty four. Nothing up Brian. Having taken a chip shot field goal as opposed to go for a fourth time when they were twenty one. Zip up a decide to go for fake punt. It is own territory and blows. Is it hands the energy in the momentum back to the Kansas City chiefs and They never looked back so. Brian is suffered stuff. It's so much that people are suggesting that he might get fired as a result. Although I'm not sure what's in his come out said state with God I recognize. It's GonNa Count for quite a lot. My go what was that are Brunswick. Explain it for him. I mean yes. Where do you begin to explain the fourth highest scoring game in postseason history? Where do you begins to explain it? I'm fifty one win as the chiefs over the Texas that one like you say Twenty four nothing up into the second quarter and then not preceded the biggest comeback tied for fourth at today. Brian on that you mentioned the full from one. It just seemed like he didn't know when to go okay for four from one and when not to mention that fake punt shouldn't have gone for it on your own thirty one then. There was a moment when the Kansas City chiefs defense was on on the absolute ropes and they seemed underprepared. And I think that's why people are questioning Brian. When you're in the red zone you need one yard? He apparently didn't have a play that likes to go full in the red zone. Full one that sesame underpaid and and even when they asked him they said tonight why do you. Why should you be sticking around the head coach? Do you think you've done enough. He says that they're running in the right direction and we just have to coach better but I mean you gadot close. They were there for the taking. And you've let that slip. Something like six unanswered touchdowns by the chiefs before the the Texans were able to do anything thing. Not that says to me a guy that in the big moments in postseason not able to do now. That's not me saying I think he's about head coach. He's he's managed to get them there. They've they've had four. AFC South titles in the six years. He's been that but it does make people question. Is he the right man to take us to the next level. It was absolutely right to to say it's it was baffling in in the way he didn't go for it when he could have put the gates of bed almost certainly if they'd the school that I think that that would have been it right and ab who's second guessing himself. We were talking about this. We're doing that game on APP and we were all talking about an it was maybe it is on his mind that he should have been got our. You know the air and you gotta get it. And we talked about the pressure getting supplies understandably the psychologically and that was clearly something awry with the chiefs in the first outside of how well the Texans were playing how badly the Chiesa play and not be Travis Travis Calcio on their first drive dropping the ball and there were drops of plenty everywhere The special teams meltdown twice. All of these different things going on were what clearly apparent on the cheese side. He can get whether enough can understand as well. You know had coaches human. And they were in control. must you must be standing at someone in the second quarter. You're twenty four nothing up. You're all over them today but in the word even I I mean everything you're doing offensive is working that not putting anything together defensively. You must be the guy out with this no way with Roy resumes so this is what they were there for. The taking Kansas City chiefs were on the ropes. My what's up was popping off. I've never seen so much activity. A group of guys that love their. NFL isn't that he he was in that group. As well as I worked with Shawn Watson but basically I've got to play for bill. O'Brien and by the way if you've never seen score is a fantastic impression. But anyway both of US radio. But but then O'Brien in that moment that there for the taking you have to you have to. You have to see them off. An I know it's easy in hindsight. Twenty twenty vision and everything. It's easy to criticize. But I think you're right. Brian is only human. He made that mistake the first time. Out Event thanks I know what are they will go for for it. I like the look of this fake punt. I'd like to live from one this wet and it doesn't and then it begins to unravel in is a game of confidence and at that point. Then I mean Travis cousy ten receptions hundred four yards three touchdowns the first player in history with three reception touchdowns in one Kotze about point. That was no no stopping him. And and that's why the candidacy chiefs chiefs that we remember and love and greed for is that high-octane explosive offense. He's deaf if you WANNA get in Saudi Arabia. Here's the here's the thing. The final word from me on Brian if he'd gun-free on fourth down and failed and then gone for the fake punt. I'd I'd love that I. It would have no problem without a tool and feminist sort and crazy wild gambling on it but it all went wrong but it's the fact that he you know he didn't go for a fourth down and play concepcion okay. Fine smart play ended that it takes still have respect for him for doing. At least he had the guts to make the planet Texans listening listening to be shepherds shouting it. Whatever device that listening to this Johnson Komo but I I'd rather somebody Did that in a playoff game just Britain gobbled and I think I think I would at the same time. This has been a narrative I think certainly the last two years particularly this year and when we get onto the Ravens Titans game it will come up unnecessarily going for things I think is becoming an issue in the NFL. The Ravens too. Many times I think meant for on four thousand didn't play out when they could have got simple points points on the board the best kicker in the game and I think at the moment. It's an issue that needs to get resolved. I know that there are statistics in the book. And everything else I get that that the analytics go saying probability wise guy for it and then he factor in wherein depositing ear of the NFL free wheeling high scoring area. You know the opposition are GonNa be to the most part putting up points on you so again all of the logic or make sense and and like a like a like a coach that gambles but every every single dime Andy Reid beat right so read was as I say getting destroyed by everyone in that first quarter Wedge East on this because there was real discussion discussion on radio between us. All by on Aaron off right only a only thornton was very much in the campus. I think pretty much Chevron except me within the Candida Andy. Reid was accountable for what happened in the first quarter for the cheese. I completely leaky disagree with that. The the majority while to the most but there were things like putting killen for the return when which is on read for show. You can see that the counselor arguments that while I could get certain things that were in control but generally speaking everything was going wrong in the first quarter ways players it could messing up. How on earth is that on? Andy Reid it can't be on DVD. It's the same with Jj. There was a few memes sweets going around about now. Just wait until there's wide receiver get back into the locker room and have to face. Jj Watt for some drops that they had. Andy Reed's yeah you could sates his full. He's quoting the place but let's not forget. tyreek hill is been incredible. Oh year that the man is an abundance of talent and speed. Why would you not put them? I'm in that Andy Reid overseas and this is the thing is quite interesting. We're talking about that comeback for the for the chiefs twenty four nothing down The second highest comeback was twenty eight points and that was on losing that game. That was a twenty thirteen. FC Wildcard Against Indianapolis Forty five forty votes before. So Andy. Reid knows what it feels like situation and I imagine he was having a moment in his head is maybe if I can just get it to thirty then I will become the number one on comeback. So may I like him it. You can't put it on the head coach and the players have to execute those plays out there and And you know how talented they are. I think they let him down a bit. But Hey doesn't matter now we look fifty one set one school in a night at the Chiesa Rolling. Yes big time. I I think the unsurprising I agree with that. I think the guys were saying that well. The plays aren't prepared for the game and clearly really. It was so uncharacteristic for any professional team but for a team as good as the chiefs it was amongst the scores of football which is also a mason whereas you've had three of the best courses of football. You'll see a team play off to the what pretty much the worst quarter of the land. That's on the coach. And that's what Greg Brady. The guys were saying is that It was on Andy Reid to have his plays ready to start the game. And so the reason that these things were happening What what primarily on read? The other guy is breathing. A Sigh of relief. Is Dave Tubal. Dave Tau by clarity on this. A. T. O. U.. You be anyway. It was the Kansas City. Special teams coach was having a bad day. We'll go to jail. Well I think what it is is once you leave the locker room. It's really difficult to run. All the way back and think he'd left off his back in the locker room. Yes yes so. It's just a little couple of post it notes. That was right in plays on so turnaround for for their special teams. Towards the end they were suffocate the Texans on their returns and everything so actually I think you get this cool throughout the way you can point the finger at whoever it was but it doesn't matter now now the next game which will be taken on the titans that they can. They can eradicate that. Make sure that doesn't happen again. And and I mean they haven't the chiefs I haven't been in. This position was fifty years or something ridiculous. So all the jitters old is nerves can go out the window. Now they've dominated. The Texans played the best three cool. Oh is that they have done maybe season and now they probably the number two favorite to win the the final word on on this game to the show Watson he spoke with Espn Sarah Barshop after the game and said. There's no doubt took it about our Brian. I mean you might have doubt said but there's no doubt I love that man. I'm GonNa play hard for that matter. You could say whatever you want to say through all the media or the writing. But as long as I'm the quarterback he's cool with me. What what what a guy? Just coming up for his head coach. I love the show. I love the show more than when I say this. Because I'm saying sarcastically. Or Aram maliciously but to show. What's an is eligible for a new deal this off season so I feel like he's done fantastically well to just say? Hey Hey I support anybody in the building. I am the one hundred forty million dollars for four years. Thank you very much site here. Oh you sit. He's eligible for big. That is true as indeed is patch home so that was a story that broke just before this game Ashley actually that in Rappaport. NFL Network. Suggesting the MOM's GonNa become the best player in football. I describe the deal is mammoth Emma and cited the fact that it's GonNa Cretin knock on effects them. What does he say they'll wait for? Mahomes was Asian. Wait for my hopes to get that deal done and then and step forward With that suggestion of what what's she deserves it No doubt about that and there is the bell. Be Back the Houston Texans but it it is the chiefs that wrote on and they wrote on an improbably. Play the Tennessee Titans in the championship game because Tennessee ten point underdogs against Baltimore pulled off. You know one of the upsets I think of modern play football not overstating it to say that and it wasn't just the fact that they won the gains home it was how comprehensively Eh. They won the game author it mall and Humphrey of the Ravens. How out of a planet said it? What he's motioning off to the law said that they show coach that the ravens choked and then he stood by that the next day and called Day Addison yet we choked? Not that's what that's what happened. which was interesting interesting to hear a player be so forthright and unequivocal and If you think that is what happened do you think that they froze in the glare glare of the lights. I mean clearly. They didn't play anything remotely resembling how they bright for the majority of the season and Lamar Jackson quite quite notably turned over the ball number of times and although that in the end the numbers and the stats look like. He had a strong game. He wasn't as as complete as he has been. Any could have been offered this brilliant season. Did you think that he was representative of a lot of the Ravens here that that they choked. What do you think that the titans absolutely played a perfect game for them? I think it's the latter now. An my comedy brain rain was holding back there when you said that they. They choked as a team and he was so vocal about that. Didn't add up choking and being vocal about it. I'm I'm for it. Yeah I gave him a glass of water that he was he was a fine. If you sit down you'll be all right in a minute. I'm yeah I mean the Ravens have a game plan I and fourteen into in terms of results I in the AFC north. They love to get going nutty leads and then run the football and the titans Prepared for that the Ravens knew about Derrick Henry done of you've heard of MS fantastic player. even throwing a touchdown in the game they knew knew about the dangers. The Titans and and I don't think that we I mean beforehand. I would have said that they were the number one team to beat that just so dominant one and they have been season so that there must have been something that that didn't add up for them and I don't think it's the fact that they arrested. What would they say the NFL? It's wrestle rust identikit. I think it was rushed. That was happening with that team. I think I think that's a good idea. A statement for them they they choked and especially they choked when they gained plan Wasn't there for them. Lamar Jackson through that intersection Eddie. On they had to had to get back into the game off the Mark Jackson to do more than maybe he was able to on the night. So yeah I I I kind of agree. I think I think they did choke but that's nothing to take away from how well the titans played. Yeah I mean they e they were a team with swagger going into into the playoffs and it's obviously partly. How played Tom? You know with led by Derrick Henry who is just such lectured retreating explosive figure he literally explodes a such a dynamic player. Or are you going to catch air if someone's exploded and it's just fragments of air you. Dania playoff run. I mean how many does he get fruit. uh-huh favor exploding through the ravens defense. Em It everyone knew that was everyone knew that was gonna be the plan and get a given given the raw and got to try and stop him lots of people with citing while you know If they better check game plan the week before which was kind of different from better jake normally he would take out the number one weapon and force you to beat him a different way. Henry had a big game against the Patriots and they still got the gay dumb people saying well. You get a big game over in front of me but you know over one hundred yards a big game against the Patriots Foxborough but yet any put up fourteen points and and that was thinking that well okay even if Henry goes off against the Ravens enough else going on and they demonstrated absolutely did. But all of that is still predicated on the idea. That Derrick Henry is going to be coming at US one hundred ninety five yards two hundred eighteen nine out on the ground hundred and nine hundred five yards to Henry. I just couldn't stop him even though you know he's coming eventually. See what happens against the chiefs because in the first quarter against the Texans Houston running through the easy like now Chris. Jones wasn't playing right which was a big admission for them For the chiefs of course and could welby fit for for the championship game and that will make a difference right and that was one of the reasons why the Texans are funniest are easy but that is going to be interesting. Isn't it tightens up against chiefs. Defense that he can run on and everyone else seems to try and stop there at the moment and Kong and whether that is going to be enough to get the job done when you know that quite probably GonNa have if not identical to the one against the Texas. They're going to be putting up points on you in Dade I'm the chiefs. We know how good their offenses and at defensively. Let's not forget it did let points go against to show Watson. Tannahill was a completely different quarterback and he's asked not to do too much. You didn't even get one hundred yards in that game and yeah and got two touchdowns one was on that turnover will basically basically they had a In the end zone of the ravens because of that turnover or they went for four from one. I believe another calling back to your full from one attempts. I I was in the second quarter threat today. Ends with a fantastic Touchdown so the thing is with Derrick Henry. Some people who say we don't have to worry about not much because he has run for one hundred ninety five yards in that game previously one hundred eighty two. The one before that was two hundred eleven is like so tired. You do not have to worry about Derrick Henry. What you you do after worry about is the fact that tunnel likes to run with the football as well and the Derrick Henry became the first running back since one thousand nine hundred seven in the postseason to throw a touchdown and the titans do is? They seem to just to be able to do the thing you don't expect them to. Do you expect there. It can re to run the official. No one can stop them and then they do the other things which means that you back in the game you think hang on. We don't know what they're going to do this any moment. And that's the secret weapon happen is you don't know how could these titans team is. And I think that's what the chiefs are going to have to do is be prepared. That tannahill might light up at any point. He can do. Maybe he could do that on the game. But I don't know you just have to stack the box and hope Derrick Henry doesn't have an absolute cannon on him the Henry stiff on ultimas. This who wasn't it and particularly because Thomas had before the game suggested that I think he was leading to the Patriots the week before saying I am really tackling every not at this can be very different against us off recip- called it and you haven't if you didn't gain habit seen probably be in the highlights that thing but he Henry stiff armed Thomas and then civil pointed out basically use them as a blocker for for back round up the field with him and after apparently they ostad Thirds Henry and he. What did he say to L. Thomas after that repackage good to see a man? Hopefully we can do this again. That's glorious oppressor genius. I love the the titans could just sign Thomas to be just on Derek. Henry's back so he can run along with him barging through it was. He's he's just incredible and the Titans of the team that auditing many people expected them to be in this position might very was on a monumental job to to turn their fortunes around. Let's not forget Marietta was the number one quotes about to start. The season was doing exactly the supposed to and they know that they've running back for the regular season. One thousand five hundred yards. I mean they run the football they they have some fantastic pass rushes as well is going to be a AH very very juicy game but me is a little bit disappointed. Lamar Jackson because you look at the numbers he put up in that game. I those numbers apart hop from time to interceptions but those numbers that would suggest that you should be winning the game. I mean He. He's a phenomenon talent but just couldn't do any more than they could especially especially when Ingram went out of the game injured at also on the individual game and angers great shot. That's a really good point that I think that was a big factor actor in in. Why didn't get the offense going in the normal way? It's a really really good point. The final line on this one. I think should guide to Jackson because the Ravens are and I- Schefter was reporting this as well overnight. That GonNa keep pretty much team together over the course of you've the off season so they can be back there thereabouts again. And it's a young team that has played Brittany for for the season None more so than the Mark Jackson becoming the first player to throw for three thousand yards and rushed thousand yards in the same year. All of those idiots you say Still not sure whether he can throw led the NFL. With thirty six touchdown posses or bad right now. Great Point Greg Brady made Tom Brokaw's night. The big concern obviously is in the playoffs. And I don't mean let's not get carried away. Let's get carried away because he's lost three back to back playoff games in the manner that he has an origin. If he can do it but I do think that's. The kind of thing is going to stop playing on young quarterbacks mine is Greg said if you lose another one one and out next year and it starts to become. I'm a thing and everybody buddies talks about it and then yeah it could be self perpetuating but yes and Greg. I wouldn't begin to suggest the Greg's wrong in any way Mr Brady Eighty But I will say this is those stats and records are there to be broken. And the fact that I think for me personally the Ravens at kind of switched off from week sixteen and and they had a long way to really get ready for this one and I think part of of it was a little bit complacent from them however I think the titans were rolling that the first sixth seed the first time since twenty ten They've they've gone on to win this game and the last time attended. That was the Green Bay packers. He wants full games to end up winning the Super Bowl. So don't write the titans off. I think they were rolling unlike the Ravens. And that isn't going to affect Lamar Jackson. He'll come back stronger next year. We get a preview view the championship games of course on on Friday episode. Sure I'm Michael. have one or two things to say about him. As well drops on Wednesday the deep dive with Mike and he'll rentals in the house on Friday a preview in the big game so looking forward to that. But let's wrap up looking back with you Tom. D and The final game. At the weekend I was a goody as well I mean a very different kind of game. We'd kind of had already had the the one sided dominant performance for your forty niners. You had the upset special. The titans the craziest game will time with the chiefs and the Texans and then you had We'll chess match with the Pakistan and the seahawks that once again Russell Wilson manages to do this every single time he shoots up keeping the in a game that they shouldn't really be in the the packers lit like they should be running away with that on a number of different stages and phases in the game but the C. K. clawing their way back in but in in the end they fell short What do you make the green packers performance? He you because the way I looked at it. And if you agree with it's it's not pretty representative season as a whole you know. Always impressive by beating the seal their championship game. It just doesn't quite I don't it just doesn't quite join up. Not Looking at his team in the king. This is a great team. You look at the forty nine and this is the ravens even in defeat the titans in their own way. The chief subtly what we saw last night. The pack is she's don't feel to be a as if unit and hey look teams with unless you have gone on to win the Super Bowl right but the moment that not convincing. Yeah it feels like I'm GonNa say lots of positive things about the green bay packers his before anyone gets back about the niners fan but I've said it several times on this show that it's not matter flare is and that's kind of how those Green Bay packers have been this year and maybe I did actually say on this show that the team I most worry about the niners replaying in the NFC championship is the Green Bay packers. Because they always thought team that feels like they've got another gear and they've held back on something thing and never write off Aaron Rodgers and they have had that season I'm looking back at some of the losses. The last one they had was. Oh that's funny against the niners. I'm I'm quite way back I it wasn't they've lost before that. But at thirty seven eight they lost and not today at quite frankly they. They just have looked like they've just done enough. I wonder if they have that other gear and if they had the other game we'd seen it this season we'd be saying. Hey Wow those are looking tasty and yet I don't if you've quite hit that that that thing now that they've lost another wide receiver. It's GonNa be a tough game. But how does devante Adams coming. How a I love to roaches sets? Echoing you said we Donham roaches said. It's almost tonight about developed devoted a loved. He was absolutely brilliant. Adams and USA suggested a major star in the playoffs since Ali. That tells you today. Yeah I mean it. We know how good the Green Bay packers. They're always that team that do well whether they have have the xtra factor and they did enough. Let's let's not look at this game at a completely owned the seahawks they very much God. Good enough lead and held on In my opinion that's how I saw the game but let's not write off. The Aaron Jones has gone over twenty rushing touchdowns. I think in this season that they've they've changed the offense a little bit to try and take the pressure off round Rogers but they get it done and Alan Roach is taking on the niners and there's that storyline that's always. He's been there when he was asked. Did the niners make a mistake. Were you disappointed. They didn't draft you. He famously said not as disappointed as the full t nine is will oh be. They didn't draft me so It's written that it's a it's a fantastic storyline and an Aaron Rodgers is if not the best one of the best an Kovacs in in the NFL that is as Posco follow cerebral. The you'll like that although I do like you like that Shannon's well and that's going to be here as we established and that is going to be an interesting battle. Isn't it youngest team. It will be Sherman against Joe Potent. Lazar going out. That makes that a little bit more complicated for the packers but you are roaches. You Got Adams Jones as a offensive tri factor. That is as dangerous as they come. And if all those three are on song it's GonNa be a really really interesting match up against this. And especially the the the Vikings dalvand cutter too terrible yardage and the last time they played Jamar Williams was the was the leading running back in that game. But you know we know so how good iron at Johns as to potentially get out running game going which free up and register those sort of place to Davante Adams but Sherman versus Adams. I mean that's that's a wide receiver. cornerback battle we we absolutely love to see in I wouldn't be surprised if showman. That's another interception to his his hefty pile of them. I cannot wait for the Double Bill of Championship Games of course on Sunday this coming Sunday. AFC See I and NFC thyroid. That's right yeah that's the right order for them and we will know This time next week. Who's going to be slugging? It out in Miami Super Bowl fifty four Wigan beat there of course we're heading out to Miami or I'll get to see the nine as well. I mean. Sorry that's allocate. Sorry shows going out. There's not enough it's fine. It's fine I'll be. I'll be watching in some weird location. Probably another comedy Gig Green Room so don't you worry. togas Scott Kapoor is that we I know who they are. That would be great. I can't wait for that and wishing you well. I'm sure we'll check in with you before before before we head off on the planes that Miami of course you've been a big part of our coverage this season I'll show this season and we really really appreciate that and I'm glad you're not as is still standing at this stage of proceedings. Get Me To do you know what it's so lovely to see that. Potentially it won't be a forty niners. Ravens repeat which I was dreading the Super Bowl so the best thing is the halftime entertainment is going to be unreal Care Jada yes. Please thank you very much. uh-huh before we go. Won't they leave even talked about it yet. The Dallas Cowboys head coach. Yeah of course it's not the clapper. What what what? What A he's gone? Jason got so. Now you've gotten you head coach. Someone that will take orders from Jerry Jones did did I just say that with with Gordon to somebody. But he's prime experiences beat in primarily get the championship national advice to the NFL all McAfee. Yeah well obviously is a great shot record. Go to the Republican Violence Selling Jerry Jones for that will help it. I'm a cannot wait to see it. The idea of McCarthy Jerry okay. It's two dollars shoe up. Could check coach McCarthy. Why we got six tight ends is on the field because big running box and we need them US what we need and they can block as well touch so probably the season we're going to devote a whole episode to that you can have play all episode of because of the NFL gray stuff whichever dc about absolutely pleasure and take care of your lovely stuff from deeks. As I say we'll be previewing the championship games. This we can cannot wait for that as the Friday show. Yeah but we're going to turn our attention now to college football and college championship preview. From none other than Mr Ben is the College Football playoff final is one am tonight and it should be the best game season. You got the two best quarterbacks in the nation enjo borrow and travel on. That might be this year's first overall draft pick and next year's travel on so if you look at the quarterbacks Lawrence is the better runner yes not a show in the regular season season. But he was key. It was key to beat Ohio states in classic semifinal. A couple of weeks ago Joe. Borough of course won the heisman. Unless you have games where they do plan to run borough and it seems that when when he does run. It seems that it's planned out from the beginning of this. is going to be one of those games and how clemson defend bar will probably decide the game because no one is rated defended him all seasons numbers of being incredible. He's great getting the ball out quickly in team. Send pressure the flip side if you go back and watch any game where a defense pacts the secondary against him he ends up with so much time you'll find a target anyway. He may end this game. Having had the most accurate cure season in college football history. He's he's on pace for it under pressure. He's thrown nineteen touchdowns this year so just think about that. Even when people are in his is facing so nineteen touchdowns is completion. Percentage is nearly seventy four percents of joy conclusions on his accuracy. And I don't think that stat percent you. You shouldn't stop senators patty by lots of short passes that are almost like handoffs. He's incredibly accurate on intimation. Long pauses to. You're going to see them. Go deep a lot you'll see him complete deep allot now. CLEMSON's Front for the season isn't what it was last year thanks to play his entering the NFL but the linebackers because in DB's or an area of strength though so they should lean on that and try to get everyone well covered. Because I think that's going to provide more successful vespas Clemson than just trying to rush. Because I just doesn't seem to work I think clemson defense just has to slow the game down. They can't expect to shutdown borough WPRO and and this offense but they can limit possessions if they can play great red zone defense like they did against the states and put together time. Consuming drives lives of their own. Then they will have the advantage. The hardest game LSU had all your was against Auburn back in October. And that was how all been kept it close. LSU The one that won twenty three twenty though so even when you do control the clock and you do have good red zone. Defense doesn't mean you get them. LSU's defense will likely play deep deep against Justin. Ross and T. Higgins those clemson's most dangerous receivers but if they do that then they will leave themselves. Open to running back Travis City and making big plays I am again eating up the clock now travis has yen is a fantastic season for Clemson and he. He was not a factor towards the end of the season. But he'll probably the end. The game was Clemson's all time leading. Russia is probably GONNA go in the second round if you think about The draft I think he is the key play Clemson even if he has a good game. That means Trevor. Lawrence isn't having to do absolutely everything and it will mean the keeping LSU offense off the field CLEMSON's got the best offensive line out of these teams but folks are elite level. Just thinking about the coach Dabo Sweeney used to get upset when people use the the phrase Clemson. Now if you're quite new to college football and you've only followed it in the last few years then you won't know that that actually meant to underachieve and mess. Things is up when in a good position. Now he's Clemson on the verge of being a true dynasty opposite Hayes Ed Audran. He recruited the rock when he was a defensive line. Coach at the University of Miami. Believe it or not yet ended up becoming head coach at Ole miss and he didn't win Molin four games in a season. It wasn't success. He was briefly the top man at USC but the job you always wanted was Lsu. He is the most LSU person you can imagine if you hear him speak. That's how you imagine a crazy football coach from Louisiana to talk. That's that's how he talks and I think that is kind of counted against him in the eyes of people. They thought that he couldn't be shrewd and as small to some of the other coaches light. Nick Sabin people. He wasn't up through it because the old miss record so this this is real vindication for him even if they don't beat Clemson and their favorites to do that if they don't beat Clemson he's proven he can be a up level coach. I think the game should be fantastic. I think it's going to be close. I don't think it's going to be a super high scoring game but it is obviously must watch and one of the things I like about at the College Championship game is the Espn Mecca cast. And if you don't know what that is it's it's it's when. ESPN offer loads and loads of different camera angles. That you can choose. You can see the all twenty two. Which is the camera angle coaches us when they're When they same same what didn't didn't work after the game pylon cameras they can have always VR stuff going on but one of my favorite things as well is all the little things that they do where you can have got ref cast so you can see what the referees assigned to the entire game? My favorite is the coaches film room. Now I if you love the XS and Os of the game watch. The mega cast go on the coaches film option. And instead of getting normal commentary. You'RE GONNA get top-level level. College coaches dissecting the game every single play. And you'll see they're trying to outdo each other predict what's going to come next so some of these guys are legit geniuses so that's pretty fascinating so join me stay up till one. Am Be an absolute disaster in your job on Tuesday Houston morning but just watch the game dropped in drop in the wisdom and the smarts like a little capsule into the pod. Great stuff for bed and we back to talk about it all a Wednesday and see how it played out. ESPN play is way. You Watch that tonight to get involved with with that if you haven't already and in joy with that was for the deep dive yeah.

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AFC / NFC Championship Games

"The show more. For the final time the final time during the twenty eight thousand nine hundred nineteen NFL season. You heard that music. You know, what it is the fantasy focus football podcast what a year it has been again. We thank you for your loyal dedication to downloading but not actually listening to are just tiny little pop up. Shop type podcast feel gates and Mike clay hanging out with you today. Mike good morning, my friend, good morning. I'm kind of honored the last episode of the season saved last name. That's going with it. Applies makes us look. Awesome. Makes everybody else. Look like slackers know, we kid we've had some weird crazy weather in England for the past few days. It's actually warming up to eight degrees later on today. So it's been bitterly colder than ISIS been snow. The point is Matthew's to find you there down in Tampa for F S T A which the week that I'm sure is a very enjoyable one. For all those that are part of the fantasy community there in. Warmer weather, but because of travel rains we had to push yesterday show today. Mike, and I are still here it's been goofy. But we promise to give you our best recap of the past couple of days and Mike could the NFL have asked for anything more when it comes to drama on Sunday in the AFC the answer championship games. Well, I'm gonna give you a shout out right out of the gate because has you tweeted something I think it was Sunday morning s and you posted Drake's Instagram posts where he said that both game. He put he had a shirt right for those. God do. Do. Of course, Toronto's finest in one of the most popular figures and just like the public now like not just wrap like the guy is incredibly well liked and well known he has rooted for several teams and high leverage moments and has infamously also rooted for the team that went onto lose Alabama football showed up a game. They lose Kentucky basketball. He shows them. They lose. Of course, he's always been there when the raptors have hosted the Cavs. And of course, that was during the LeBron James era, but they always lost his well. So the great curses become a thing and so- Drake on late Saturday night posted a picture of himself on his Instagram story, wearing a sweatshirt that across his chest. And then going diagonally down had each of the logos of the fourteen still championship Sunday. Right. So he can't curse them. But you tweeted Sunday, this means both games will be a tie. And sure enough they were both ties. I mean, I mean as close to ties you could possibly go poster ties I sat there, and I think your nail health like this. Hilarious. Like, it's I don't like when you laugh at your own tweets because I don't typically do that. But I was like, wow. Like, I totally did not mean that when I actually posted I was trying to be funny and earned it turned out to look very pressure ball. Well, thank you. Because I tweeted it and said you nailed it or something it got like, I don't know three thousand likes stuff so good impressions for my account. That helps my brand you're helping my brain good for the clay is good for me. What's good for my class? Good for everybody might let's begin with the NFC game would us go chronologically here. And again, like fantasy ties wise. Listen, there's going to be so much content. This off season we don't necessarily to rehash whether drew Brees should have gone higher lower or should have been in your championship lineup or not general impressions from this New Orleans game. Let's start with where everybody else is talking. Do. You have a separate spin a different take an opinion that might be something you haven't heard over the past thirty six or so hours about the call that wasn't. I don't I mean, it was it was it was bad. I mean, they got the probably gonna win that game their way, it's unfortunate. But I. I'll say this. This is the one thing that I posted and got a lot of pushback on was great job by the Rams. I mean, especially you you thought they were a lot of people that they would go in there and get beat. They were actually you started to feel some pressure on McVay coming into the playoffs. Like he hasn't actually wanna playoff game yet because he overrated all of his underlings are getting jobs, and he put that debate quickly. So it was a tough environment. You heard it on TV. It was extremely loud impressive playoff run. So far by the Rams a successful season. And man to go in there and beat this saints team, even with the call. I get it. They still played. Well, they were in it. They won the let's rehash what happened after that. Call because after that, no call the saints kicked a field goal. It took a three point lead at home where they had been argued with the best defense in the NFL the second half of the season other than maybe the bears and the ravens one of the five best football in the second half of the year. The saints at home three point lead loudest crowd in sports that day, or at least, you know, very loud crowd, and it was loud. They did not they up between to display that or shot. And the Rams came back kicked a field goal and forty eight yards for Greg's our line is as we'll find out later, very makeable. But still as you said the Rams comeback tie that game. They go to overtime. The saints. Get the ball again at home win the coin toss. And what happens drew Brees who had thrown one pick one at home. The entire regular season was picked off for the second time in the playoffs on a play where Dante Fowler gets pressure. John Johnson proud of the BC makes Mike I'm with you. I get it that I look at this game as a series of missed opportunities during the first fifty eight minutes for the saints to win that game. They were should have been up twenty nothing at the end of the first quarter thirteen enough to three credit. That's the part that I sort of regret on over the. Past thirty six hours at the narrative been so dramatically in the corner of the play that was another call. That was not the Rams battled, man. Like that. That's a really win. That was the best. I thought the Rams looked vulnerable in the last quarter of the season. They lose twice the eagles in the bears, and they come back in a major way their hats off to the ram doing it in a formula, Mike that super different than what they did during the first ten or so weeks in oak question, and we get caught up in recency by all the time you start panicking all the time. She power rankings. We do them. Heritage. Has yet. Swing all over the place teams go from number one and number ten back to number one two weeks later, we got caught up in momentum. Which is just a fabricated term for the most part. You know, it's just it's it's crazy. But from top to bottom just an outstanding team. I was actually doing some Super Bowl research. If you add touchdowns if you'll goal attempts essentially scoring opportunities, right? They have the Rams six point one per game this season that is most in the NFL five plus and seventeen of eighteen game six plus thirteen eight. The patriots. They're gonna play into Super Bowl average five point one just to show, you that large of a gap. Not only do they score a ton of touchdowns more per game than patriots this season their second in the league in the regular season. They were in field goal attempts as well. They Tom McVeigh knows how to get that team at scoring position. And we saw they got there. Just enough to beat this beat the Saint. So I thought was the best team in the NFL SuperBowl pick since the summer the spring well spring, but I had them during our at the when the playoffs began we submitted the bracket of who we thought would win each aim for and mine eventually landed on the saints over the chiefs in the Super Bowl. That's why I had. I patriot saints preseason I adjusted I went chiefs this past week with your gut. That's okay. Yeah. I should have. What was weird here about the Rams win? And he said after the game he just played sorry. But Todd Gurley was limited to what ten total yards on Sunday. He had to characteristed jobs. Now, we did find the endzone limit of saving grace there for him. What do you make of girlies relative lack of production do tribute to like, are you? Team. Todd Gurley is hurt. Are you team? Todd Gurley is not playing. Well, are you team? C J Anderson should've been the NFL MVP. I am team when you're running into a nickel and dime. Every time here going to have a pretty good rushing numbers Todd Gurley did not have that. In the Jeff Fisher. He has had that in the Sean McVeigh era. They run eleven more than anybody in the NFL. We know that we've actually seen a little bit more lean towards two tight end sets lately, but not Manatt much. They still have Josh Reynolds out there as receiver most place and each Anderson has been better over the past month. He's averaging five point seven yards per carry girl girly on the year five point zero. I Anderson after initial contact two point six six one of the best in the NFL. Girly two point zero six which is good, but Anderson is just out playing him. And he's facing more inbox defenders on average as well. So the fact is going with the quote unquote hot hand if you wanna buy into that Anderson has been better right now. Maybe girlies not one hundred percent. But hey, it's an offense that. Up for running back. Success and Anderson has shown that he has been awesome. And it's a really good back or he's a good back and just say this Mike and against the fantasy podcasts and we're evaluating conference championship games. But I find that a lot of times, you know, part of the reason why sports play such an influential role in my life. It's just the lessons that they have learned that transcends sports and Anderson's a great testament to like if you've got a dream chase it man, he was told. No by three separate teams really this year. Right. I mean, he gets cut by the Broncos in April unceremoniously, we might add right? I mean, the not even like right before the draft or right after free agency, like April twelve that was a couple of may twelve maybe it was anyway, my point is this. I think it was the first day of the organized team activities for the Broncos. The point was it was not a normal window for a player to be cut right in being cuts part of business in the NFL. Typically, though will take right at the beginning of the newly gears can create cap space. Maybe it's right at the end of training camp. Because it's the final roster cut. The guy gets cut by the Broncos signed by the Panthers cut by the Panthers. Twenty-one Gerry's signed by his hometown, Oakland Raiders. He gets the chance to go live with his mom for a few days. He's he spends five days there five days. They couldn't find us for here. He is he's got a chance to get a second Super Bowl ring in his career. And the is the reality that this is going to turn into a starting opportunity for Anderson extra. No, it's not, but he may have found a home for himself in Los Angeles for at least a couple of seasons. Good for him for finding vitality NFL career. And continuing to do what he loves. Yeah. Just keep in mind from a fantasy perspective. He'll probably get drafted a lot of leaks next year because he'll probably recite with the Rams. I would think right. I don't think there's so many voids running back out there that he's going to get paid a lot to move to switch teams. Should maybe it. Maybe it'll happen. I'm sure the eagles went to Garrett blunt back. You got a good deal from the lines last year. Maybe that happens. But I think the Rams will try to bring him back as the number two girly. And maybe I'll even steal some touches actually flip-flop my ranks for next year Barkley one moving garden moved up early down a little bit. I'll take I it's crazy. I think partly it'll be the one point one. I think he'll be the consensus after this past month. I'm not surprised. I don't the only person I could see actually having their myself right now may moving into one is the. Only because I think people are going to like when we step back people start to realize like how you got the job done this year into think that like what zeke's one limitation was this year was rushing touchdowns. Which is I think you are most likely to be able to count on from him year to year any ads eighty one catches his past season. I think Zeke Barclay girly are probably gonna be the three players that we Scott, maybe McCaffrey McCaffrey to 'cause he's a bad. But then again, I could also see them adding running back this time around and stay of it should our nervous five percent of the snaps or whatever that talk anything any any thoughts to close the circle in the NFC game. At you want to mention before move onto what was an equally dramatic AFC game. I'll just say this freezes back. I think the saints will be back. They're still very good. Most guys resigned the cores there. I think make it other run their talented topped about him. Yeah. I think that really for the saints like the gold this off season is to not even keep the band back beget back to keep the band together. Because there's nowhere for a lot of these guys go, right? Like, the not. Free agents on offense include vanguard Ingram. But in terms of skill guys. Like, nobody else that you're saying to yourself like, okay, they they can't do without that player. Ben Watson's retiring, but they get production and different ways from the tight end spot. They've got Alvin Kamara Mike Thomas on rookie deals. The offensive line is very good. Trick wants myth in theory should be improved player in year to Keith Kirkwood guys like that should be more developed than defensively. It's basically the core that has been around for the past year and a half that is one of the very good ones. Yeah. No question. They'll get shell the rankings back. Hopefully, Patrick, remember. They signed this much bigger player for the next year at first round pick this year. Yeah. I do think if they have a priority in the offseason, it is finding more solid weapons for troop refinish that was wasn't issue here. Yeah. I mean when you rely there's a recent relying on Keith Kirkwood, and maybe trae quantum it wasn't ready yet. You saw him kind of up and down. Maybe Dez Bryant comes back. We'll see camera at that workout Austin Carr, semi cobs on the active. Rosser by the tight end. They need to get him. Some more reliable weapons and pass catcher. We talk about this a lot in basketball where like playoff lineups can be differently guys that are killing it during the regular season kind of come back down to earth in the postseason. And I think something is there something to be said for that in the NFL as well. Right. Like the saints were able to I think not get by because they were more than getting by this year there what the number two offense and football this seats, number three audited football these in terms of points per game this year because you know, that offense also lacked top end talent beyond my Thomas Alvin Kamara specifically amongst pass catchers like all right teams that have seven days to get ready for the saints. It's going to be hard to scheme all the way slow down all the players that you know, we're all so great excetera. My point is this just like, you know, clearly there are like there's a need this off season to try to like beef up the wider Seaver group in in New Orleans develop. The guys that are there. They have limited draft capital. No, I know third. No, fourth round pick this year and cap wise. They're pretty they kind of have they have. But they'll find a way pretty resourceful group there in New Orleans, and you're right. Speaking coming back to earth five of their pass five of their last seven games. They scored two or fewer touchdowns. It kind of the wheels kind of fell off in terms of the ability to score touchdowns. So I'm with you. Yeah. And they sold out for this or even trading for teddy Bridgewater case breeze. Went down the third round pick is a look so hot now. But you want that security blanket at quarterback. He's going to be a fun story this offseason. We'll see where he I think he probably ends up somewhere else. Right. I mean too much money available for him. Yes. Wear day in a new world. It was hey, drew Brees has said, I'm retiring after twenty twenty and were signing you to a deal that gives you enough I security and upside to stick around for twenty twenty and beyond. I think he's probably gone though are patriots chiefs equally exciting thrilling game like another overtime game. As we discuss. The final score is thirty seven to thirty one before we get inside the game itself. Other big question. People have been asking is. All right. Should the overtime rules in the NFL be adapted specifically in the playoffs? What side of the ledger? Do you fall on their I fall on yesterday? I I think regardless of whether it's a field goal conversion or touchdown. The other teams should get a shot. And I know the pushback on that is well the odds stay about the same. Because then if you win the toss your centrally going to decline then right you and then if they score a touchdown. You would go forward fourth and it gives you a slight edge. Right. You know, you need to touch. That's okay with me. So what add some excitement it's going to. It's also going to be coaching strategy more into place, martyr coaches and decision makers are going to have an edge. Because if you do get the ball first, and you go down and score the touch. Do you go for to you have to we'd have to dive into that research? See if that makes sense to do that will that give you enough of an inch? Oh, there's a lot in play there. But I think we should be giving an edge especially this day and age to people who are saying like analytics are stupid. I don't need numbers. Like, that's that's so can I say asinine like it, just so. It's it's wrong teams that are being smart like Doug Peterson Sean McVay these people that are looking at these analytics, which is just the game tape on paper, you know, should get an edge. And they will if if you put that kind of strategy in the players kind of role in the play overtime. So sounds like your proposal would be that it in overtime each team is allowed touch the football once and yet n it becomes sudden death. No question. Yes. Okay. So my my proposal is why do we need to get to a point where like a team that wins? The coin toss still has the edge over has the opportunity for potentially two possessions were the team that loses. It gets only one. Like, I think personally Mike it needs to be this a fifteen minute quarter where both teams get equal number possessions. And if team as scores on the opening possession and team be score game over done them. If ta and be matched for three straight possessions. We keep going, and I know the fear is health and player safety. And I'm not saying that I am like willing to risk the health and. Safety of these players. What I am saying is incredibly unlikely that we're going to have a long list of hey, eight straight possessions, where they do the exact same thing. They're playing an extra quarter and a half or two quarters more realistically, Mike, it'll probably settle itself within a driver to each team Attala things tend to work in the NFL. We don't score on every single listen back and forth. I think that the best way to do. It would be to have. And the only reason why people people say why even bother having a time limit on the quarter. My answer would be well arduous whether conditions if there's a big win one side of the stadium or the other like you have to have some time where you flip the switch, and you go back to the next like go, you go back and forth here. So I think it should be equal number possessions in the playoffs. Only playoffs only. Yeah. And the one thing I will say is I don't like the idea of going to college roles because that's just coming for me. As a I'm biased because I'm in pronunciation, and we do fantasy ranking that will Jack stuff up if there. Getting the ball like thirty twenty five yard line. And you see games goes at a Texas A and M where it was four twenty four and fifty two. Yeah. Signers matching that fantasy that would just screw everything up. So that I would say about over time. And then we'll talk about the game itself is this is if we're going to see subtle changes in the overtime scoring one that I would say would make sense is make it. So like if the NFL's not willing to go as drastic as changing things up entirely do small things if a ball if there's a touchback give the offense the twenty are line again, you know, like do something that makes it least likely for the offense to score a touchdown on the opening drive merely because it won the coin toss. And I am not taking a single thing away from the patriots. What they did on Sunday was nothing short of brilliant. And remarkable Tom Brady is the unquestioned greatest player of all time built because the greatest coach I've ever seen agree to team sports. I am only saying that. Whether it could have eat could have easily been them on it literally was a. Coin flip for them to be on the other side of this. Right. Patrick beholden. The chiefs thirty points in the second half. If they got that ball. I I think the page probably saying to themselves like dang. Yeah. That's tough. So I think the NFL needs to modifies overtime rules. We both agree upon that. Let's get to the game itself because it was awesome. It was great. The patriots pitched a shutout in the first half. That was forty thirty one points. How many points chief scored Mike is it possible that that was the most dominant defensive performance by team to ever allow thirty one points in game. I think so I mean as as usual the patriots defense on underrated throughout the year. I mean, they start off a little soft. We see that all the time that always happens is they get we saw a rotation edge rusher all season one week a guys inactive Dietrich Weise by the whole season was inactive this week. I mean, you see that rotation Claiborne in and out of John Simon comes out of nowhere. It makes a big impact. So they Bill check. And that's why I agree. He's the best coach ever. And I respect what he does because he makes my job heart. I mean, I can look through receiver cornerback matchup. Is the best example of this? I go through every week. I pretty much pinpoint what they're going to do with regular season. I pinpoint them to Gilmore would top hermit or guy. We knew we get Watkins in this game. But here comes the playoffs. And I saw my hands up in the I've no idea what they're going to do in the Super Bowl. I guess, but these past two games have been way different from the regular season from the most part, and he does this constantly. They've just been terrific on both sides of the ball the offense when conservative this year, but he's still scored about as often as they have the past decade, the reason that they didn't get the attention and seemed worse is because it was an offensive explosion other kind of pass them out in scoring, but they stayed the same. They ran the ball more than they ever have the Brady Bill check era, and when it came down to in the playoffs they got to job done, Mike. I think the reason why defensively they are. Underrated. Is that because some of the things the metrics we latch onto his fans enjoyed defense or not key elements of what the patriots have done this year defensively, right? Like middle of the pack in terms of sax to huge thing. They don't how they star pass rusher. That's. Gonna get you fifteen sacks in season trae flowers as star. We just don't realize it because he had seven sacks this year. A lot of their defense is not predicated upon the same principles that other teams play defensively. Let's get to the chiefs here Mike though because. I know it doesn't make chiefs fans feeling better today. But like what I I leave that game thinking to myself like Patrick Mahomes, and this feature is so incredibly bright Schefter reported Adam Schefter reported on Sunday morning. Patrick Mahomes could be in line next offseason when he's eligible for a two hundred million dollar extension. My first thought was bargain. Yeah. No question as to what twenty three years old. I mean unreal. What sees it for a homes, and I'm gonna spend the offseason. I'm just going to say now, I mean, I've already tweeted about this little bit. We've talked about it. I'm going to spend the off season being on the negative side. Just in terms of fantasy value because relative relative he's got to come back to earth a little bit. That's fine. He could still score fewer fantasy points that still be one of the best players in the NFL. Maybe the best player in the NFL over the next few years. That's fine. But yeah, I expect big numbers. I mean, just look at this game only thirty one pass attempts completed sixteen so about fifty percent two hundred ninety five yards three touchdowns. No. Oh picks to force sacks. I mean, Tom Brady was picked off twice in this game. Threw one touchdown. And they won the game. I mean who would have thought Brady would have to pick that have zero. And she salutes the game. I would not have guessed that never never know. Absolutely. So yeah, he looks exceptional. He started slow in this game. Even the best in the league are gonna have a poor half. He really delivered the goods in the second half. So I'm with you the future bright for the chiefs this. So a lot of the analysis for Kansas City. Mike is just stayed in the obvious, right? Yeah. They need to find defensive reparations offensively. The challenge for them offense really is this. They have got so many players. It's so many players are going to need to be paid part of what has worked in what? Philadelphia's masterfully done what Los Angeles masterfully done. Chicago did. Well, this year is building a roster around the quarterback during the wind of the quarterback was paid below the median when Jared Goff is making. I think like eight million dollars here, which I know. Sounds like a lot of money. But again put them in like the bottom quadrant of quarterback pay this season. Well, then you can afford to pay Dhamma consume fourteen and a half million dollars. Andrew Whitworth, Thirty-seven-year-old tackle twelve million dollars. Really good one. By the way, you can do those things Marcus Peters. You can trade for him Dante valor. So the chiefs. This is a problem. Have there's going to have to navigate the roster challenge of building. A really good roster. That's going to include a quarterback that will mention eventually make something like forty million dollars per year at out enough. I've said this on this podcast before. But I believe I, and I know that this is like one of those things that people are going to say like how many have you? I think the chiefs have the best young front office football, which is conversation from the time. But they've got a ton of studs like offices young. But they've got a bunch of guys that will be GM's elsewhere one day or team president one days. I have a lot of faith in them going forward. Yeah. Greg coaching staff to say we won about Angie, Andy Reid. And you know, maybe he's not perfect every way, but he's one of the best in the business for sure by the way in the defense side of the ball pieces there you look at a while he lose free. But they have Chris Jones. Af Justin Houston. We'll see if they tag deflore at breakout season Hitchens didn't work out. They brought him in from Dallas that really work out here. Like, I think the people inside the building would tell you a different story. I think they would tell you that like I understand that. Maybe he wasn't you know, from a public perception, STAN when maybe he wasn't this dominant linebacker, but tackles or sometimes misleading stat he had a zillion tackle. I think he was like second or third and the NFL in tackles. And he's like he is they needed some guys that they needed some some some toughness there, he provided a lot of that. Which again, I'm now, I'm I understand. Yeah. Anyway, they fuller. They have Eric berry may kitchens takes another step forward. They have pieces in place that this could be a decent defence lassie's. By the way, we talked really quick about Mahomes, maybe come back to earth a little bit part of that was the defense was constantly giving up points. He had to throw it a lot twelve star of big twelve style. If they improve a little bit that may bring out his numbers, but from fantasy perspective what I'll be watching the running back situation is Damian one's going to be the Liebeck. Will they try to find another gem in the third or fourth round again at running back while they signed somebody will keep an eye on that could be a fantasy stunned next. These the Liebeck the beauty of running backs in the NFL is that like, hey, let's say it's a if the question for them as they go out there and find a cornerback. Well, if you're gonna find a cornerback you had to pay like twelve million dollars or more year or you have to draft in the first round. If you want to go out there and. Find running back. Yeah. We'll follow Mike laze Pri draft board when you can find a stud in the fifth round. That's going to be good enough and become the next whether it's Jordan Howard. You were big on before he became a really good player for the bears or whether you are big on Jordan Wilkins's passer is going to become the colts. And Chris Carson examples like that. So it after contact force miss tackles. We gotta look that's where you gotta find these easier than it's no question about that before we close on this game. I know Kyle ask question about overtime. What do you got? You guys were talking about the coin toss and wanting to take out the variability with that. What if the better team just got the ball the star like whether it's regular season record conference record? There is an expectation at the end overtime, people know what's coming. You could handle the last two minutes differently. If you need to net, a home, the home, just I mean, you're at home, you're better seed, right. So Super Bowl Super Bowl strict area. I thought about that. Yeah. I guess there's something to it. I mean, you get get a little bit of an I know unlike our fantasy game, for example, you have the option of. The higher CD plus five points in the playoffs to give them a little bit of. It'd be kinda like that. Right. You're just kind of fabricating and it says nothing to do with current the current game. But I think just give it to each each side all rights this. I'm with you. The ideas got some merit there. Mike, let's take a quick look. That's I got to think more about this one here. 'cause I really like the idea. I haven't quite figured exactly how it works. But I'm into that. Let me ask you this Mike in we've got a couple minutes left here beforehand the studio over to baseball SuperBowl mini preview. Nice one thing to watch an other side of the ball. And if you want to prediction. All right. Let's do it. I'm looking at. I mean a lot of fence here. I like the over. I'll give you the prediction right now. Thirty three thirty two Rams actually going Ramzan. And it's for the reason I kinda laid out earlier they get into scoring position. And I think they've shown in the playoffs against the good defense in Dallas going into New Orleans that they could still score points. Even if they stumble for a few plays, they you know, girlie not being under percent or not playing at his normal regular season level has not been a problem for this offense. They run a lot of place as New England. They run the ball. Plenty there. We've seen that too. Just like New England kind of lean back on the run. But a squirrel out to get a lot of field goals. And you know what they've done it without Jared Goff. Throwing a lot of touchdowns passing touchdowns over the past month in actually almost too much one zero zero one four zero one I mean, they've been doing a lot of on the ground. But he's been he's been defective. I know the patriots have better quarterback here. But there's so much talent on the defensive side for the Rams. They have a good offense align as his New England. I just think they get into scoring position. So often for the past. I'm going to give them a slight. But it's almost tossup. Right. Here's my very close. I have one prediction. We have twelve four days Super Bowl. The patriots have played in eight with Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. Eight unbelievable. Every single one has been cited by one score fewer net. Crazy. So this will be a close one. So throw throw the two teams pick one out exactly pick when it's tossup. It's gonna be a lot of scoring nights Super Bowl. That's crazy. I can't believe it. I you know in the off season there is so much. There was this narrative that the us is the patriots was here's a list of players they lost. And they're gonna take a step back. It's over because they lost guys. You know, it was not included with that less field. The players. They got some sevi- signing Jason mccourty Trent Brown. I mean, the list goes on and on they draft Sony. Michelle was obviously huge for them down the stretch. They added a lot of good. They lost Bentley. They're lying. Eric linebacker terrific. Or? Yeah. They did a really nice savage Danny shell and had was up and down throughout the season. They just did a really nice job. They lost some big names. They quietly brought in a lot of talent. And they're still they were so one of the better teams on paper. And they showed it back best coach well-coached disciplined determine aren't we gotta give the studio over to the baseball guys. Mike. Thank you again for all that you did for us this season. Thank you to everybody who listen to us throughout the year. Downloaded watched read you name out sauce on television sauce on Facebook lives. Thank you for Kyle, Keith Damian. Luna who said Daniel trying to play the every once in a while to Rica. She was awesome. I think gave hung out with us one time Matthews defined you. Of course, we love you guys joy Tampa Bay bring us back. Some better weather. We'll talk to guys again at some point soon. I promise you. I don't know. But it'll be soon we're not going for too long. He's out.

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Steelers Touchdown Under: Steelers rookies are generating excitement

Behind the Steel Curtain

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Steelers Touchdown Under: Steelers rookies are generating excitement

"Pittsburgh steeler fan. Welcome to the second edition of steelers touchdown. On that payroll and I'm joined by my. Mock Davison. Tonight. I Bet I don't. Can you believe we met the second second type? We medicate with the cat and that's We'll be talking more about cuts in Charlotte on show today. We've made the caught wheels. So fate should really heavily on. O'Brien's to I. Am Tokes Lost Weight. So that was right to join join you listeners live on Youtube in on out was a great experience Amok in officer listening to the show fit the several posses. So we've really roaring ready to guard guards I really came to getting talking steelers. Today. We're going to give you a bit of a discussion around. Bit of a recap of the off season, obviously a couple of weeks out before the season. With three train almost through training camp roster cuts coming up on Saturday at September five four pm you're hearing is live from from the future from fourteen hours in the future on Friday evening time. But we're really glad to join you on Saturday morning over there in the US and and around the world whatever time zone that might be. Different. It'll be a bit of a recap of the off season Some Kate highlights food for the to this. Day that means obviously that that's today as we go away. But Look Martha would settle for the few. I. It's been about saw that how good is documented series that we've now got two pots with with Big Ben It's. It's awesome. So it it gets you really. As a steelers fan educating educating for the season, it's been a really long love off season. As Jeff mentioned by in one of the previous shows. this this year has been. Up and down with everything else but you gotta be positive. So we big Big Ben Coming back this for his comeback season like the first episode was. Released last week announced the second one I think there's one more guy. Destroys decide to which you know like I said not previous podcast like he's got two more years to go independent seventeen as of now go stop the thing. Wide. The Video Diaa on Youtube I sorta. Zing down the slide to June like we need this backside, it's it's really good to test Surgery went as well. Yeah I agree with you and I think the way getting an insight into Ben. That we don't usually get nothing that's spokesman really exciting for the fan base is really saying these are the sides Ben obviously saying the first episode we had a lot from how he's family a lot of the criticism on how it's being touchstone by some of our fellow valid pulled costs. On from Betas say it's been covered also on social media that really you ought starting to see the insights into what it's like for planning this family in the end, the the stress that they go through when when the, when plays a taken through the major and and families feel it Now, of course, there's the counter argument that the plays a well remunerated to that that I just in some ways someone quoting by Cygnus, the depth of the public gets into the private lives that. I think that that's been really real semaine sort of saying how you know his wife and kids have taken it. I think in the second episode to. Really documenting his journey that he's been getting an insight into how these teams of doctors work to get people back the idea that a quarterback lead on an NFL players never really come back from this type of surgery and ended. So different person to person I mean many listeners on the listening to these podcasts. Why? Or audio recording will had some sort of injuries on Tony Myself in Ankara total of US three, hundred six. You've got down there and the work required to get back that if you think about been coming back, throwing the football that passion for that sevens and he said, mom, not seventy one body, he said multiple embodies. That's why he's back. That's what he's looking to would shave it's finishing. There's the paycheck that Humi- The history books it's the whole thing that he's talked about it's about making payments that. Are A. that's what I've been really most impressed by these by by the documentaries so far I'm really looking forward to rainfall. But look let's kick him to the pots. We're GONNA cover today eaten shark. So. What I tackle cat He's really around what has bane the highlight of the off-season fee mock. What's in that memorable moment that that just really typifies of saving between Twenty Nineteen, twenty, twenty, and our next step in chasing. that. Seven Lombardi. So it's you know as everyone knows it's been quota quad strange. Off Season like it's the first time, we haven't had praising games in Audubon Day There Oklahoma Nar that but I'm not even show when Voss on that said. With everything going on we need full forbid distraction as well. But like one of the highlights off improving across patio is is one of the players who we we got. A residency, which was Aric Apron so He's coming in Newton and with this off like new offense with the offensive big bend now gingy say Washington, he's GonNa. He's GonNa feed well, we've got you non stop stuff started to see what he can do as a football player and maybe in the red zone to help us out a little bit more like we should be really excited. For Him. He's he's a big physical threat six eight or something that would wouldn't you side? Yeah. Yeah. Hundred percent and. I think it's really interesting when you talk show man as well. Eric Bruin is that getting through from colts now we know this. Injury. History there, but getting tied in at twenty seven who's go proven production when he's now that's the question is easy fake that we've got the same question with the animal. We've got a couple of developmental plays that we've brought in like Zach gentry's of the world. But for me getting someone in, that's twenty seven that's quite Goofy says weighed that Ben can have a bit more in we know that when the rookie wide save come into the league and come into the steelers Ben Tykes water clements is we saw that James Washington. In twenty eighteen struggled a little bit debt expected. We know twenty nine despite having average quarterback play at best compatible ben gets that you sold Washington really stopped to wadded up and obviously the season three's massive on form the off season so for me. This idea that you'll getting someone that's experienced but still young, he's got some Mehta's left on older model. Sorry. Down here in the metrics got some. He's got some miles left in the tank. The tank. And as she know mock as well because when we talk about these of the off season for made. Utah Abraham which I think. For me he he represents a big hotline of the off season for me and that was really around how the steelers have approached free agency. I have been really impressed with the way we've handled this now. I think we'll parking things like sign ray signing dance where we would win. We had poor debts the tight end position. When you look at it, the steelers obviously bud depressed franchise tag counts as how you've played out free agency as well. The main. Bringing is like Stephan was new ski trading for a guy like Chris womanly Obviously it was very sad to juvenile hall grave go. But on a C. that was not gonNA line for what he be was, what he is with the new Ye. So that would what angels offering him? And bringing in like you. You're not thank you say race on you not file you Mike Helton's bringing a guy like Derek. Bringing that to US skippers well I thought that was really the bringing a window smallwood to shore up at Ave room in that that's to meet you one going forward as we approach pot day. Live detecting this afternoon on from a going it really really interesting what we have done that leading God's like Audience Guard letting shown David Scott. He was always going to get a bit more money to more prepared to give him. I am styling the bowl camp. It says that it was the right thing. Not It was the right thing to cut mop baronet was also the right brain that as well on family in that part that. It's about the approach it's about the players we boarding like you was new skis and you derrick. Watson also steelers think. We know that Kevin Call Normal concubinage that manage the player whilst that I love that we can bring back 'cause like Tala Medicare, which he wasn't worth the money. To pay him. We didn't as we didn't try and raise sign Sean Davison Iva for that. You know we didn't. We were small John. Highgrading said, don't offer. It wasn't drawn out in the media. We didn't give boons and other million. When we know he's not going to be the ride Playa. I have questions while. Love that I chewed of Joan Dangerfield I've got some questions there are going to be have to be honest I. got some questions they oversee was great interview when he when he joined invade TSA but dirty, he's got to prove somewhat I watched the ad go spend overspend on on. So mainline number is how approach the whole thing I think as you said, Abrahams, the icing on the cake getting someone he that he's ready to sort of fill the tape, the titan role in a way that we kind of haven't seen seen since taste. And bad about these talking March when he talked about a similarity, you know in one hundred, twenty gains Mila had. Two. Hundred Ninety six catches three thousand three hundred thirty three yards twin on touchdown in Nineteen Games and obviously that brings into this injury situation with with Abraham Abrahams had played eighty three games to ninety three catches three thousand one, hundred, ninety, five yards, and twenty seven touchdowns. So we have had similar production through six agents again, obviously, the health issue but sometime, he hasn't played twenty gang. So he's almost whilst he's been in the League six as is only five seasons of mileage on his body and at taught in ways guys play willing to that early and Mid Thirties. Despite, well, despite its wealth and attain. The GEICO hit. Say I. Think we've all we've all gone crazy. This has been the longest off-season ever like you've despite a brilliant pitch out to what happened with their off-season needed. The cake is like one of the big thing is you bond autograph he's GonNa be. Very. Much Sun. but the people who name delay by the Burns and Davis they had the guy there Thomas upside. Yeah. You said you said it brilliant. So the female the next part of rate half of the osage not thought we'd look at he's very much round. The rookie that you expect to Now we've heard a lot about quite Quite from big band, we've heard him mentioned by the coaches even Joe Haden who knows. It and he's coming into play pool that knock. WHO's that rookie? You think he's GonNa. Excite the steelers the steelers fan base comes as in Twenty Twenty So I'm thinking all not going to be awesome for show as a stop. What both? You know on the school of the jets. I will. But I'm looking to Alex lockout football from two dozen full. Colonel Steele is have they have a used their linebacking? So hopefully with Alex classmates his production, it may be limited, but you'll get all that training in his reps in practice in high fifty three. Then he can progress fold in some games coming fourth quarter and the guy. He might get a secretary here. Hear there on the side to see. He's development will be a lot of fun to watch once if. But goes away next year. But yes, just save what Alex Hospice into much like the first time I think with the linebackers. Bush had the best chance Austin. Yeah I'm excited just to see what he can do. What your thoughts quite pool or anything in someone else's well yes it's actually Will be controversial. Potentially because he may not sale snaps. I think it'll be anthony fallen. Now we said who we expected to excite not necessarily the most production and not necessarily make the most impact. So for me I think that. That that full forty, four seconds in forty odd time. Now, there's a lot of full as Nassau guy back that McDonald's forty odd time is four point four seconds now we talk about Klay Puma plane to restate. On the flipside make Falon plays foster. The he on camera you saw is obviously that tight Mary's playing Maryland where he just absolutely tore apart higher state. Unbelievable performance that I think obviously, we know the steelers like to ride await way back in I think A. Quite high on. For me. Macfarlane will excite They will give him the ball and he will go hot and he will cost and I'm really excited to see what he can the season if when used in the rottweiler young needs United States to twelve carries a game once the season starts to roll like a not inaugural sit here and say needs carries a game stocking needs to acclimate as they say and really get used to the NFL but I do think. Cease to twelve carries a game on average the him down the stretch of Games is going to make a big difference and he will take him airing football in this wolf station the box he onions aligned to open up and he's GonNa Tikey Foot fifteen twenty odds very quickly, and it's going to scare you know we sold a difference that karat white made while season when he came in and provided that change of pace and I think you're GonNa get a think you're to get a better experience atomique. He's done really well through a you know he has been brought up in a lot of the retraining reports as well as doing quite well I think there are some concerns of loss two weeks. Some temporary injuries or what have you but yet in terms of someone's who excite I think it'll be a few splash plays from fallen off season. That leather using as as a wildcat, all similar similar players like that yet potentially United encounter on plays this outside runs the again and I think we need looking at seems like RPM up throwing out of the backfield. If he's if you off during day down the field and your leading, you'll leaving that short yardage Arpan I think he'd I think there is going to be opportunities where he's going to stop. His with his pace, he only needs to have one gone means and he's GonNa. He's GonNa take five yards so he's going to be incredibly helpful. I'll be size is coming to us a little bit, but we know that steelers running backs going say`since tune three tend to get a bill. So really I, think the meat fallen we've really talking twenty twenty one whether it's GonNa be a big save him oversee of coming off contract. Began May McFarland. McFarland is the one that's GonNa was going sight. But look with that. We are going to go to break here on steelers radio and we'll be joining him back soon to talk more about the steelers rape in the off season and what what? And we're back why dealers podcast touch down onto the newest poll cost in the Beta safe family of podcast on everyone I'm joined by my co host and we're talking everything steel is on on Saturday the. Tamba, where day's coming up in just a few hours for him they sometimes. So look really looking forward to getting into getting stuck in the second half of the show into what we can expect today. So mock roster cuts as I've just mentioned that coming up full PM. Is You'll miss? For the full roster cuts who in your mind, he's not going to make that that fifty three man squad as we cut down from eighty plays Yeah. He's. He's GonNa, make it in Ali out that is that player even make the scored All these you know as a big Fan I wish we can have them all I would if the money is law goodbye all the. but the thing I. Personally I think, will happen by. A big shock to the steelers and the steelers fans if. Per Se Jalen Samuels was cap as saying the first pot with cone snail. Window smallwood. The guys that want to carry the the football. So way does. Does Jalen. Had A lot of Scott Back Joaquin. got. The power rounders with if he stays healthy we go. Benny. Benny debts. If they didn't go really well. It. It depends like I. Think he will maintain, but it'd be. It'd be a big shock for everyone you got up we would wake up and say it but the guys from four pm you would say giants I'm years team. Money honey. Big Wire. Thought about this. Is a if he wasn't on the team, I've got feeling the somehow the Patriots pick him up. United like they will just get on apply on. You know that would use that would use him against us like he was fun of watching the. Allusive Khanna God. Young. He's guy that I. that thought about but I, it's. It's it's from a fifty three. Now is a new. Six people for a practice squad. defense offense. Yes I will. Johnson was interesting. One right there and it will be interesting because obviously not Canada has a history with with Samuel Sarr you the idea of bringing that candidate in losing samuels. Now, even when a crowded Albay Room is he's going to be an interesting. Of. Semi running back on soil yet minus. And Look Ariz bulked up on Ben's best friend I know he's A probably Myers. Ben's lawn probably has a bit of. Carries the water for ban you know probably. Jokes, the kids off off at school picks. When not needed For me by this, I think Ron Suissa Anna look. Likely he might make the school, but he's the play that I would prefer niece the scored we have caused that can run that full backing. You don't Johnson unarmored fallen can do it there few other specialties as well obviously steals in Brooklyn last couple of weeks. Raymond Club. On. That I would prefer someone like a day on Cain. Number Wide Receiver Project we can shift on the practice called when needed makes it the ideal of having April's to score tied up with someone like weeks up when we have fast running backs who can catch out of the backfield whether that he's someone like a samuels. Windows Wendell smallwood can do it as as well way where required Cornaro Veasley does it. You know we we've got all the plays that catch out of that role and play more of that. We saw off Derek Wall is a much more pass catching full-back than what we had Roosevelt. Knicks I. I personally think it's expendable and for me, it's an east I would like to see whether that happens a whole nother. Question but I don't think electronic football man just because he spends the off season getting swale is enough to justify why we've got. We've got the race's there that we need. We do not need to keep him in whites in my mind what is valuable salary cap that we could be putting in to a project? The twenty twenty one when we know the caps going to be tied and bringing on A. A younger position there. So talked about niece. Anne repeat mommies. The Mask for you mark who's that? WHO's that played? The scored. This. Of thought about a little bit side just from a fan perspective in a personal. Decision I thought about. This this is ninety journal but Like to say, because that's a fun where decided what A. Tuesday skip. Let him have another guy I know we had lost in the preseason he went off he had about six fumbles folding interceptions. He went crazy so you'll obviously you won't be A. Big, Guy, he won't be at the very front, but he won't play a key role in special teams you might help out with. Medicaid is role. Yet it'd be good to see him have a bit of a guy but of ten because Last year I think the Neal John's actually picked him up afterwards. Bit for them to come back to US side. Skipper. He'll be like what shot outside. Yet this if into. It definitely definitely and I think think of right I think that skipper skip bring something different and obviously he was the dialing loss preseason and I think. That's something that we can laments a little bit the and it's very hard to talk about cuts in in Russia Mrs in to when you do have a situation where we haven't had an off season this why is that? We probably ideally like to say you know in applying getting those threats and playing against you know obviously the generally playing against the ones over the first team. Across our competitive bit. Opponents. But we do have a situation where you can save him in game like situations and. And the walls steel is enduring probably an excellent job replicating down there at Heinz field et these different to gain in compete against is and the realities for the preseason. There plays there that it's not about necessarily Nike in the team that you're you're playing with for example, before the steelers, there's someplace that no, they may be caught, but they will get that contract with another team in the league that. The might be going through rebuild. The might have salary cap issues themselves what have you so? I'm ready to take that looking chasing that one Lombardi steal his arm can afford to to develop that place. I think you're right there to gives an interesting one obviously having this is a prudent year for him as well but certainly look, it's it's definitely interesting to say what he can do this year agree with you. We don't have a lot of depth there and so these most for the roster with the depth that I'm I'm really hopeful about when he might be able to do. So, if you look at Living Luca Dom Mock Hilton of years ago he said the pricing games. Like they have. Quite a bit big impact in I for the fan base in America. Over the world we haven't seen that it's been very hard to watch side. Sometimes even People going to do about by disease ago it was a camp down as well, and now he's in the squad side yet just get this showed Oregon. Hundred percent one hundred. so you mind must play. For these team, which probably isn't surprised hugh mock because. Because I talked a little bit and. Plays out there as well. He does offer really good value at he's writing and. A. Now being about. Madam Twenty One. I've never played as much as I would like to Um. WE'LL GIVE YOU A. Bit, later, on Charlotte. The development there is what with these writing any any can improve quickly on how you gonNA play in how you use the my flavors, Isaiah bugs and the benefit that he brings to that defensive. Line. The idea that he can play across end position defensive positions where an online age where we've got. same time, but to play that interior defensive line as well. The versatility that he provides that position we've obviously only seen him through his rookie year is coming into. When we look at what Formulates say Kosta Lance Williams often talked about which was around Gina Pedigree befall months. He has that performance he's second year, but he does have that pedigree He's he's next Alabama Playa Nolan for the defense he was drafted in second in the sixth round that that's starting to see some of those. Potentially less Aotearoa West Productive Defense College Defensive Lineman, come in. You know he's sitting there at ninety, five pounds. So he's a little bit lighter than than something about offensive lineman. What that ideal is that keeps them a bit more judy in an accused Nazi this as well. and obviously. Obviously that visibility we sold that jive on hog drive benefits that that guy is well. So yet the made it's definitely around is boggs unexcited for season two. I think he's got an extra reason to compete. You've got Chris Warmly coming into the tain they're adding to that they can pay increase willingly is gonNA give him. He's pushing brought to the UAE. So I'm really excited for what for what that competition looks like. Again, for the steelers we nor the CAP, he's going to be an issue and on Wigan appropriately. Kate saying it because beginning be thinking is it is going to be an issue in the next couple of seasons particularly next season and with bogs he's got a four eastbound at four year deal g two, point six, million dollars contract. You know if we can stop getting that productivity out of him, we're to be in a really really good position for the defensive. Lineman. Yet that would be deemed. It surveys breakout was hidden lost year as a rookie didn't it didn't get too many snapped so. You know he didn't get too much chance apply on the Mark Tomlin side, it should be incumbent swinging Really too much about to be honest as a steeler Fan another little bits here in them on the field utahns bought is this second in we'll. We'll see what he can do. As we as we always do, we've taste we've sort of teased out when we're on Bads podcast live youtube loss wake we're GonNa Bring Thirst Jordan Berry. Stout of the week it's going to be a fact of the wake this give me a regular segment that mocks going to bring to us So. We're pretty exciting because pumpkins don't necessarily a crazy amount of different stats sold stat categories h wait. So you know we're GONNA save it mocks creativity creativity made segments. So he just with it. That's our second show and we're kicking off Joel Berry stats where have you for the listeners today? Yes. It's still a second choice to like I consider outside I rookies in a big family of. Football Pi it's about for Jordan. Barry. I thought I think what we should try and do is audit. Dimmer phone call eight, mile instagram something like that and see how well we can get. But we're GONNA capability that will affect every week until he comes on the shot. And then then we have. Three likes football. But one of the start with the Dick set foot. In probably he's. Post. Positive one out there some starting Jordan Berry like in Twenty fifteen. You did a seventy nine yard punt. In you believe that a seventeen yard punt knock seventy nine ads. Donna plus seventy, eight, seventy, nine. That's. Side. In like you know a little. Bit of bad but in that year. Twenty Day that was actually the longest punt the. Really. So you know you're GonNa, get the Guy Medal like six years and he's doing is he's banging out big punch like that like that's unreal. So we'll not with that and we're trying jump into things as it say applaud podcast progressives would knock that. According to some stats that I I've just been able to pull up on on that Masahisa Gurgle. The longest punt ever was a ninety-eight eight Yada from the New York jets in nineteen, sixty, nine balls very different than and I don't know. was never tone up. I'm not sure but I reckon there was a few bounces. Put it that way. Nanette yes. It would have been no returner at all now they. Couldn't couldn't they? Say Look I think in the modern game to be able to get seventy nine yards, we'd have good return czar and the white and obviously the de road changes in what have you the happen center am returning punts and in special teams he's it. That's awesome. It's glad that I'm glad that we've got nosy. That's not in the NFL Wilson Status Kick it off. Sawyer. As we did last is enough this poor Kosta in Waddell instills radio in we talked a lot with bad. On the two I am show loss weight. We're GONNA. Continue to give insight into some Ozzy Slang and we've actually sought to give these these segments that we have. H wait is well a night. So Wigan Assad this. Is First Time where it's getting the segment goes. Probably, shower, not gonNA call it slinging the slang. So when I been slings the Rock, we're GONNA. Teach you how to swing slang. So mock tell us what is that was e slang would you would like you know taking listings visiting citing? So. Like low with a of that slang and astrid accents stop doesn't really make sense. So try and provide the best example that I can with this one. This week the the woulda phrase I have this week is Doug Augie Doggie. That I met all mainland good old hockey. Give us some insight into the dodgy. Yes. So so how what argument is if you can in steelers history and Phantom if you bring back, apply from the twenty eight ask steelers versus box where McDonald cool with a screen postle something similar. Any ran seventy five yards and again from the femme to one quarterback said so what we say that Which one of slag would say y'all done argue Avi with that there's no way like if Obama's like McDonald's put him on. and that's where you you probably couldn't use it. Everyday lost fits that McDonald Roque they've done aggie gave him the defined only light seventy five steals crazy. Olson. Darn argue that mocks talked to we've got a couple of other words for. The feigned. and. The one that wastes we say what went on backwards playing rugby was we call it palm will being bombed because it's literally that fast palm striking's. When he called a couple of days to the face. It becomes it's definitely a dog you. Feel it bobbing pond. So. So yeah, that's a walk right addition look for me. I'M GONNA go with Biki. dickey big. Baking nights now look loss are. Women with bad. Earlier on that last weekend. We talked to that team Tam's reach by all inland Timpson Pepsi's. Shock Vicky obviously truck is a bit of. A Slang one as well frost around chocolate it's probably one that. Listens modified of before but for me it yet. Which is biscuit but we base surprise speak. He's one that we use all the time. Like a Biggie with you take you know whereas you chalky. OJ's that looks like a good. picky. So Yeah I love I. Love A biggie. At even spilled that like I'll be funny. We we just we trump words often at thanks to all the time but how how you install that? Yes. So that's a that's a bay by double say why and you've? Done something named one of the things that we insane. that. The short name particularly like three or four lead names lengthen it. The one game we short It's quite interesting strategy. Why? Why we do that? You know you've got Shali often becomes a chaz. Even I go for myself go by not get ninety. So things we are quite interesting in the white we extend different things. But. We look forward to continuing to bring the segment to you and continued of inside some. Crazy woods down on. Sire said with that mock. That's that's a lot of our regular pots the shy but look. Obviously. Next week we'll be wrought before. The seals I gotta means new John's. Give, some gives them thoughts about what might be coming up in the next week relating to that game. And, just yeah. Any any any predictions about started seizing anything? We haven't covered on today shower yet. As. A lot of football fans around the world Dry America I. Think we're just really excited at full-back. So your therapist game coming back we've. Petty my Holmes and Watson Act at chase versus Texans aquatic salting like we need for bowl with football fanatics out to starting for that would be awesome to watch. I'm. Not One for that stop but hitting the. Better Waco saw why we've got the steelers, but it's Jones. steelers troubling to the giants fans in the state must be quite strange But yeah, like this like I said another podcast I think it's a big thing. This this year at defense is probably one of the best has is top five. Outside. The body go came middle stiffened this to a few PUTTS iphone Bay Tsa. I didn't hear anyone talk about stuff on to it like he's back. He's as a monster in the middle side that front full the bush in the middle are roaming around. It's like the back like I could talk forever about the statements. It just depends by turn up and play Some people are calling this on the giants game at trapped in by. Be a truck game was we don't know. Yet. but yeah, I'm looking forward to just of safer bowl again for us, it's going to be not am on Tuesday at pretty chosen I am. Yeah I want to say What Rush Daddy Dance to save up all. Voting point seventeen points you know we wanna see you run. It's going to be all the off Satan's put into action. And we we need to start one. Like as a fan base, if we don't stop one and I. Know. That's right and the but those pressure on Ben will stop. We'll start to go up. and. I think it's ruined to the neal because we pride ourselves on on a very, very good rush defense and you've got saquon Barkley coming off. You know what? He's the best season where he had a few injuries and he was back and forth you know while dimes get sees. Trotted acclimatize and get comfortable with with the start of Sei's twenty twenty he is going to be throwing a lot in the backfield So I'm really looking to guys like as you say, like normally don't WanNA privy to months ahead of next week's show, but it will be very she say you guys like Mike Helton's Coming to play and really could stopping that run. So gimme really really interesting one. We these day. Or a couple of hours from day now. The other one that I that. Didn't get to cover a little bit not had to pick a make. A mosque that I would like to see James Pierre The undrafted rookie say him in the secondary on hoping lace makes the practice squad. He's popped up on that training report. A couple of times that look we look forward to seeing how DI goes in a couple of hours it's going to be very interesting steals. And and you know who those players that are gonna make easily gonNA mean surprise Kat is there someone that's going to you know that might be on a united aquatic high salary cap number that we can afford to lose it is obviously, it is a season where we're going to try and. Win that seventh Lombardi in I'm Akan and Kevin Calvin doing everything to squeeze that salary cap it. He's going to be a very, very interesting to say the. And who doesn't make the SOFTENER Sorry look. One other thing if I may mark as well It's this week and I'd like to dedicate my pop portion of the Shire whilst a great night for me in my grandfather who played a very important role in me getting sport had the news on well before we jumped on with bad. Loss weight. UNFORTUNATE LOSS team a couple of. Two couple of days ago You know when you talk about definition of a might you know in Australia in pain? That black. You know someone that you have a really positive affinity We always quote each other night and he was my great night. So. Really Dedicate Mont Pot may he rest paceman as we said also with bad? Football. Brings families together whilst it was a different type of football in Faucet was it was rugby Australia? Would have led me to to my love for the NFL in my love for the steelers in steel is very similar values to Saddam man sorry come dedicated out he man. but look thank you very much for joining us on on the TSA where soil happy to be. 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Know Your Enemy: Free Agency Edition - Atlanta Falcons

Buccaneers Observer

37:50 min | 5 months ago

Know Your Enemy: Free Agency Edition - Atlanta Falcons

"Every year in the NFL. It's a new team. As far as goals go. We have one putting the finger. Well Fuck News Observer. Kansas has row phillips sign. Molly today is April nineteenth. Twenty twenty one hundred forty seven days until we see the buccaneers kickoff. With our new quarterback. Tom Brady at the helm does not count preseason as regular season and that's not counting if the beer virus delays everything that you know you can't say the name is in ghetto. Liza like Youtube in all of them will put a hold on your videos and stuff or something I don. I ain't taking a chance man. A play play tight to the vest and ain't no fat checks and follow because we were absolutely perfect. We said always means we just never did the fact so feel free to make our job easier by sending them to the krause source of that. Some people do also. I always appreciate that. Yes we appreciate you correcting US. When we're wrong. He got any news this way. I don't have any according to USA. Today Caesar Sportsbook has the buccaneers with a winning record this year. What's Larionov that's like our baseline like minimum? We would be happy with a winning season. Yes and they have the Patriots at nine wins. I think well no eight and a half. That's the lowest since two thousand and three yeah. I don't think it's going to be that bad. Well they only have US winning. Nine Games ridiculous. Well that's a really low bar to so winning season as just one game over five hundred. Basically they're hedging their bets. So are those the Vegas odds are just Caesar's laser sportsbook Gotcha. I don't know anything about sports. Betting so sounds good to me. Tom Brady had an auction for charity. it was a forty thousand. Last time I checked ray wasn't it? You got to meet him and have dinner with him. So I'm like Damn I don't know how far it got up to. The current bid is seven hundred. Seventy five thousand thirty one. Bids says someone is almost bid. A million dollars say you get tickets to the home opener and you can do a private workout with Tom or private dinner. After the game group the dinner meets. WanNa work talk about I. I think I could take you when it comes to eating. Yeah God don't think I could take it with a workout university. The First Home Game Used Jersey and cleats might be worth a million dollars travels not included you and three friends. I guess they figure if you've got a million dollars to splurge you can afford your plane ticket. You kidding I can't was. The starting bid was only fifty thousand announced up to seven hundred. Seventy five thousand that's insane. Who is bidding? This what's the pot going towards one hundred of the money raised will benefits meals on wheels. No Kid hungry. America's Food Fun World Central Kitchen and feeding America so a lot food stuffs. Yeah that's awesome but I can't I just it just blows my mind that it's gone up that high end there's still nine days left on it. Yeah it's going to go over me hours. He's done he's done. A lot of charity. Work is like an down in Tampa in just put down his roots. Yeah that's awesome. They fell is going to release their twenty twenty schedule by May ninth. I'm excited right now. They're saying everything's GonNa go according to plan. Yeah why wouldn't it? Yeah what's going to delay the scheduled coming out. We'll do we. Don't know with all the governors. What states are going to allow? Dame's are going to have to itself are out that September of the NFL is still weighing. Its options of potential contingencies. The League might have to move games in order to avoid avoid beer virus hotspot areas with restrictions delete considering the possibility of fewer games with zero fans in attendance. Well ask the Jacksonville Jaguars. How that goes. And we saw that same joke on facebook but it was the Cincinnati Bengals. So they're just taking all the low market teams the NFL not short seasons. Since nineteen eighty-seven the players strike. Took one game off the schedule. I remember that it was miserable and I wasn't born yet. They had the SCAB players. Come in confident. Things are going to be on Oh and there was changes to the helmets and logos with the buccaneers new uniform. The logo on the side of the helmet is now about ten percent smaller than it was found. Sorry you can tell I. Guess you really can't notice it but what it does is it. Keeps it from wrapping around the helming like in the back? The flags are almost touching. So now it's all right on the side of the helmets that grant around a little bit The red is the same red used for the Super Bowl Era. The Pewter is the new pewter from the pewter we had with the lash uniforms not the super bowl era pewter in the oranges back to the Super Bowl era orange and that of course the grill as black instead of chrome. Yes which the Falcons took our chrome Grille bastards. That's like the best part of their uniform. Okay wait to see them. Play in the new universe can't be awesome and I think Ralph and I have decided to get a pewter uniforms. I know that's what I'm getting these. I think we've said that every day since I thinking about it there are some people on the Buck nears facebook group that got their pewter ones and it was a woman. I think she got it from leads but the number looks super small to me. Maybe that's just the women's Yeah I don't know I wouldn't order from there based on what hurts. Look like that's probably getting from the same place. Nfo Shop you maybe met. I'd taken any chance says Tom. Brady is not the number one selling player for NFL sales for this last year's first time in a long time that that's happened. Patrick Mahomes is the number one selling player you know. Wouldn't it be some shit if we found out? That's why Tom Brady wanted to leave. The Patriots linked to get out of that conference. Patrick Patrick Mahomes with this March first. Two Thousand Nineteen February twenty ninth twenty twenty sales. It does not include the sales since Tom Brady came to Tampa Bay. Well the Dan dead when a super bowl west season. Tom Brady's won't six right but I'm just saying that timeframe the top three selling players are all quarterbacks. Patrick mahomes Petra mahomes the birthplace. Tom Brady and second and Lavar Jackson third and you notice are all in the AFC. That's true drew. Brees isn't even on the list. Zeki Elliott is running back at fourth place Baker Mayfield Baker Mayfield's fifth. That's incredible and Aaron Rodgers is. It is six then. You HAVE BECKHAM JUNIOR TO CLEVELAND. Browns on the list is all wack Khalil. Mack Chicago bears at age. Jimmy Garoppolo the forty niners quarterback is at night. George kittle San Francisco. Forty niners tied in tenth. So there's one defensive player on that whole est- defenses. Don't get love. Yeah that's why you should buy Shaq Barrett Jersey Jack via Congress sue. We're going to get anybody on defense. It would either do or via a thought you would get disappear. Paul Yeah yes you're correct. That's a toss up between those three. I was looking at a frames for Jersey. Yeah like a hundred and forty bucks. I'm like that's almost as much as a jersey. No kidding can you just make one? It's not the same. You gotta get them specially Made Jersey frames. I'd rather just wear them is due to in. This just goes to show how slow news is in the sports world. One of the big articles out this week is that Tom. Brady's workout pre grant pre-game played list was released on spotify fans. To listen to you too can do your pre-game workout the same way. Tom Brady listens to his okay. I'M A fan. Tom Brady but I'm not listening to his his well. It's yes indeed. Bilil baby and drake everybody mad by. Ot Genesis any of these people humble by Kendrick Lamar believer imagine dragons PSA by Jay Z COUNTRY. Grammar Bonelli black by pro jam. That's weird song to do a pre workout for working. It's a sad song. Great Song knew some of the best lyrics and song history as bad boy for life but diddy butterfly effect by Travis Scott Sunday Bloody Sunday by you to. How old is Tom? Many men by fifty cent till I COLLAPSE BY AND VIVA LA VIDA by coldplay and Tom. Tom Maybe Senate put out there buddy to lock class by him when he on. That's like a pump up song. Man You know I wanna get so famous. That people are wanting to know what my playlist looks like. That's that's when you know you've reached the pinnacle data draft coming up Thursday Thursday twenty-third. Looks like it'll be a virtual event. Bay buccaneers are going to have a Burchell hangout draft party with the buccaneers front office. People that's going to be facebook. I believe as not a whole lot going on now is as far as who were going to draft or Trade rumors thing that people are saying. We're looking to trade up. I don't know I don't know I think every team that's down under fifteen is always. There's always rumors that they're looking to trade Everybody was getting the top ten spots. There've been so long since we haven't been in the top ten rate fake. This was the fact check. Follow up like three months ago where it used to be in that top ten is all. I'm saying Yeah we've been up there for quite a while we've been up into the top really since about two thousand seven. Let's we pick fourth in two thousand seven twentieth in two thousand eight so we gotta keep delib. Got Josh Freeman in two thousand nine at seventeenth Gerald Mccoy two thousand and ten at Third Adrian Clayborn in two thousand eleven at twentieth mark. Baron with number seven pick in two thousand twelve. Jonathan banks are forty third. Pick in two thousand thirteen those round too because we traded a bunch of crap Mike Lavigne's pick number seven while the best picks will ever done two thousand fourteen. A Davis Winston of course was number one and two thousand fifteen so crazy you know many got my never play again. We don't we don't know just so weird Vernon Hargreaves was pick number eleven in the first round in two thousand sixteen. Oj Howard was pick number. Nineteenth in the first round. Two thousand seventeen arteries was in two thousand sixteen. Vita was number. Twelve in two thousand eighteen and Devon White was our fifth round pick or fifth pick in the first round last year so we have been out untapped ten. Yeah well I think the big. We traded down ten twelve. Don't quote me on. So yeah we we've consistently stayed Red Tie in the draft order. But we've got the preseason down that we are. We've been preseason champs for so many years. I don't know we didn't win free agency last year though because we didn't have any money we was broke. Yeah we have food. That was good. Good yes so you know not a whole lot going on. We were thinking about doing like a live draft party. Watch THING ON YOUTUBE WITH EVERYBODY. But and we're like we don't know a whole lot about the draft. We don't follow colleague. Just GonNa Kinda hang out and watch the draft everybody educators who these people are so there's any interest in that led us now. We've got our lights setup coming. I don't know if it because of this whole beer. Virus Amazon is not delivering their two days though. We have no idea whether it'll be here. If it will even be here in time we're GONNA do the know your enemy with Atlanta Falcons got the lowdown on what's been happening with them and of course we're going to re touch base with all of our division opponents after the draft so we'll have a much better picture of what direction they're going. Which hopefully all down we know the Carolina Panthers. It's it's like a hand grenade which is dropped in their stadium. That's how you the Falcons are not much better really. That's tweet music to my ears. But before then let's pay bills if you're thinking about making a podcast. I would highly suggest anchor dot f. l. There are great podcasting platform. The absolute best feature of it is that it is free They have creation tools. That allow you to record editor. Podcast right from your phone or your computer. You don't have to worry about distribution because anchor will distribute it for you. They'll put it on platforms like spotify apple podcasts. And many more you can make money from your podcast with no minimum listenership. And it's everything that you need to make them hard. Cast all in one place so download the free anchor APP or go to anchor dot. Fm Get started right now all right well. The Atlanta Falcons had twenty-nine free agents this year and they had no money because they're all given an automatic. Well they did do that. But they restructuring his contract so their pay putting it off until next season. He's been doing that for a long time. Isn't he? Supposed to get like forty one dollars hitter. Hap head is like forty million dollars. particularly they still have no money this year like their. Gee I don't know what their GM is doing. But we'll go ahead and go through. The different units will start with the offense. They had no quarterback issues with free agency. They do have their quarterback up. Mount Sam's who is unsigned. He ended the season last year on. Irr So. I don't think that they will resign him. They've had some shakeup on their offensive line. Now they're offensive line for the last. Several years has just been downright offensive but then they lost some people to sign. So they're focusing again. I think on the offensive line. But who knows how that's GonNa go because it hasn't gone so great. In the past few years they lost tackled. Ties Sam Bri low to Tennessee. He's signed a one year deal worth one point six million he was a backup right tackle in Atlanta last season but I think he saw some starting time injury. You play quite a bit. Actually they also lost guard west. Schmaltz Schweitzer Schweitzer's whites are to Washington. He got a three year thirteen and a HALF MILLION DOLLAR DEAL. He was leading have he did his. He was the BACKUP CENTER FOR ATLANTA BEHIND ALEX. Mack cozy go in there to Washington as a center or a Gourd. I don't know that's a good question. Because he is designated as guard on spot rack. But then on Atlanta's depth chart he was a senator so maybe he's pretty versatile. They signed guard Justin mccray from Cleveland. He got one year one million dollar deal and then they also resigned. Guard John Wetzel on a one year. Nine hundred thirty thousand dollar deal. They waved tackle Lucas McNeil. And then they've got Sean Harlow. He's a guard that was on their practice. Squad remains unsigned for the year. They did have some moves in the running back corps which were kind of surprised. Zine they brought in Todd Gurley on a one year deal. It's a five hundred five point five million dollar based salary but then the rams are also paying him twenty million dollars nothing dead cap. What your what what they cut him. It's GONNA pay him. Twenty million. And then the Falcons are paid in five and a half million or so. He's making twenty five million dollars here. Yeah that's why you don't pay running back in the rams are paying twenty million. Yeah the rams are the worst in the league as far as cap space goes. Oh Man I tell you complain about the buccaneers as much as they want about winning and losing August of we just do not have capi. She's like this now. I think last year was the first year in a long time that we've had a money crunch issues in the off season but it wasn't even really that bad to the point where we had to cut a lotta no high dollar players and we certainly don't have we're not paying people twenty million when they're not even here and we do that for coaches. Yeah but that. Don't count count towards the capsule. Brian Hill. They offered him a tender contract. T signed so. They've tendered him and then they have devante freeman is a free agent. Who of course was there starter. Last year he battled some injury issues but they have not resigned him. You would assume that Todd Gurley is probably taking that spot for him and then Canton. Barner was third string running back. He still remains unsigned. They signed a fullback. He Smith to a three year contract. This is crazy. He played with Dallas from twenty fourteen than in Twenty fifteen. He was on the practice squad and then he was there in two thousand sixteen in two thousand seventeen but he was a linebacker then he went to Oakland as a full back and then now he's signed with Atlanta's fullback so he's an interesting one if he makes the squad it'll be interesting to see how they used him play with a last year landings start now wasn't sure await he might have been two thousand. Nineteen okay well. He got a three year. Contract with the Falcons. He's pretty S- blocker. He liked him. Well like fullbacks underuse use. The will never get one. They have Shakeup in their tight end core. Of course Austin Hooper went to Cleveland became. I think the highest paid tight end. It was ridiculous you got a four year forty two million dollar contract which he did well in Atlanta. But I wouldn't have paid at all like what are you doing? Cleveland SLEEP CLEVELAND. They'RE BEING CLEVELAND. I guess so but he was a big moneymaker for Matt. Ryan like I had Austin who burned fantasy and he was good for like twenty points a game at least so yeah he was a really solid tight on keeping now no. I don't think anybody from Cleveland from Jacksonville. Now touching that one. The Falcons traded the Ravens a second round. Pick in a fifth round. Pick for tight. End Hayden hearst in fourth round. Pick good Lord I now which is how much I. I don't know it's not on there yet because you know some of these contracts haven't been finalized but hers was the first tight end taken in the two thousand eighteen draft. He was twenty fifth overall selected by the Ravens so they're trading away their first round pick from two years ago. You have to think there's issues there something there. Will you know it's like we? There's a lot of rumors going around that we're looking to trade OJ. Howard I remember last year it popping up news. This is two years in a row and you know Jay didn't really do that well this year. Now he didn't and we have great who I think. I think bright had better chemistry with Janus last year of kind of irrelevant. Now because James has gone. It's Tom Brady is that you don't really know but then you have to wonder if it's a performance. Issue the Falcons also agreed to terms with Kyri. Lee was with Chicago in Twenty Fifteen Detroit in two thousand sixteen and then buffalo in seventeen eighteen. They waved a tight end. Alex grave from their injury Flash Reserve list. And then Luke stocker former buccaneer. He is still remains on sign. He's a free agent so they've had some shakeup their complete Chicago Titan. Yeah and it's funny. Because you know in Carolina we saw. They were having a lot of turnover in their wide receiver core. We're not seeing that with Lena. They did sign. Luqun treadwell from Minnesota. But it's a one year nine hundred thousand dollars the also exactly he's a deaf guy and then Justin Hartley who was second-string last year. He is a free agent but remains unsigned. He played in Fourteen Games for Atlanta in twenty nineteen. He got twenty six targets and one hundred ninety five yards. So yeah and that's it on their offense. They've got some turnover in offense wine and then tied imposition tiny retention and then running back to so basically they're wide receiver core in their quarterback. Position is the only thing that set on the defense. They lost some guys on their defensive. Wine Jack Crawford Defensive. Tackle went to Tennessee on a one year. One point one million dollar deal they also lost Adrian clayborn to Cleveland Cleveland. What do they do? I know an Adrian clayborn. He has like this on again off again. Thing was Atlanta. How many times he left. Yeah like you into the Patriots came back now. He's GONNA Cleveland. He signed it. I think he'll retire said Falcon probably he got a two year. Five point seven FIVE MILLION DOLLAR DEAL WITH CLEVELAND. So he's going to be a backup rotation. Yeah probably Atlanta. Also waived defensive tackle Rasheed Haeggman and he was on the injuries slash reserve lest they extended Tyler Davidson defensive tackle and then they also signed Stephen means they're unsigned free. Agents include defensive. Tackle Mike Bennett. And I don't think it's the same Michael Matt. He's really go with the middle initial or Mike Mike. Well that's how he was on the depth chart might gotten and then Rasheed Haeggman. He's on signed so I guess. He became a free agent to both of them in the season on injured reserve last year in their linebacker core. They lost at this kind of defensive line right I get so confused with the three four still. It's so hard for me to round my brain around so outside linebacker. Big Beasley got cut and went to Tennessee on a one year. Nine and a half million dollar deal and then Devante Campbell. Outside linebacker went to Arizona on a one year six million dollar deal so they signed outside linebacker Dante Fowler from the rams. It's a three year. Forty five million dollar deal and then they also sign inside. Linebacker will Roy Reynolds from Cincinnati on a one year. One million dollar deal they also agreed to terms with linebacker Edmund Robinson who has been out of the league since twenty seventeen prior to that. He started his career in Minnesota. From Twenty fifteen to twenty sixteen seventeen with the jets and then hasn't been in the league since them at safety. They resigned to rod these men on a one year nine hundred fifty thousand dollar deal. They've got unsigned free. Agents in Strong Safety Kemal Ishmael. Who was second-string last year strong safety? John Cyprian who ended the season on I R and free safety. Jj Wilcox who also ended the season on Ir and then at the cornerback position. They Lost Desmond. True Font who they released after they failed to trade him per bleacher report. They freed up five million dollars in cap space but he still carries a cap hit of fifteen million dollars more in dead money. What IS WRONG WITH DETROIT? He signed a two year. Twenty million dollar deal. They re sign bleeding ray Wilson to a one year one point two million dollar deal and then they also agreed to terms with Josh Hawkins. Hawke who was with Green Bay from twenty sixteen at twenty seventeen and then in two thousand eighteen was with Carolina and Philadelphia and then hasn't been in the League didn't play last season Dhamar Miller who was in on their second-string last year remains unsigned Martin. Yes when I say Miller. That's close enough get Miller. There's it's not even in my notes on special teams. They extended their kicker young. Ho coup from last year. Is that how you say you had him on your fantasy team last year? Yes you did. I didn't have to pronounce his name. They extended him one year. And then they're punter so they had last season Bossier who ended up going on. I R. He's a free agent this year. They haven't resigned him but they did. Extend Ryan Allen to a one year extension and then they also agreed to terms with another Punter Sam Irwin Hill. So it looks like Bashar you out of a job. And that's it for their turnover as far as our cap goes. They are thirtieth in the league for cap space. Which is terrible. The Rams are the worst they've got at this point about one point six million grief. It doesn't even cover their drafty and adding. That's accounting for their draft. Yes still came on anybody for one point. Like what are you GonNa? Do you know the beginning of the season. One and League Minimum Player. Alot. Dear love to hear it. You couldn't happen to a better team. Yeah and this is their top fifty one for their entire roster there at negative six million so they're six million over but of course only the top fifty one really counts but where this would make a difference is if you are getting rid of a player in your top fifty one. Then another guy comes up his factored into the top fifty. One so booth yeah. It's somewhere in there again. We said earlier Matt Ryan restructured. His contract is so bad. Third Sabbath grew next year so his cap hit in twenty twenty went from eight million in base salary to one million but all they did was converted the difference to a signing bonus so his cap hit prior to the restructure was twenty four million and now it's eighteen point nine million so they saved about five million there. They also his cap hit twenty. Twenty one is going to be forty million crow. Totally screwed there. It's going to be a record. Yeah I think they're gonNA cut him like if I think this well you know. We talked about this last the last season that if Dan Quinn was gone it might be the end for Matt Ryan there to an Dan. Quinn ended up getting another. They kept him. They didn't fire him. He's on the last year of his contract. So you know if it doesn't go well for him. I don't see how anyone is safe. And especially when you have a forty million dollar cap hit next year. What what are they? GonNa do with that. But even if they caught him at camp it's still gonNA PAM must will keep the quarter. Maybe I don't know we'll say they also restructured left. Tackle THE JAKE MATTHEWS. So his base salary went from ten point. Five million to three point five million so that was seven million dollars. The cap hit was sixteen million prior to the restructuring. Now it is ten point seven six million so they save a little over six million and again they converted that to signing bonus but they still only have one point six million dollars. They don't know how to balance a checkbook taking lessons from Carolina. Panthers I guess it's bad and then you know just a preview. The next one New Orleans in that much better granted they have less need already built team now in a really new blood of free agents or cap space. Still good to hear your enemies in financial distress and that they have a lot of instability on the roster Idaho's Deville and they can't afford to do it all right so it looks like the Landa Falcons are going to be fighting with themselves this year. That's a good thing. Carolina Panthers are going to fight with shadows. They're not going to be a factor at all this year. I don't think I really think they're tanking. I don't know if they're trying to get the quarterback from two Lane Baylor Baylor or not. I don't know anything about any of that mess. But it seems to me like they're definitely setting themselves up a tank. Wow that's kind of Matt Rules Track Record doesn't he? He does good like the third year. Yeah well the first year he rebuild second ear around yeah they start getting better we get at least one good year stopping the kittens in the for a couple of games. That's exciting man. I mean it looks like we're we're skyrocketing to the top everybody else's law to the bottom. It feels good to be on. This side of that equation off season. Is All paperwork right. Trim the along better on paper. We're the best team. We have been for years. There was like a Bureaucrat. Football League we would win totally every year balanced budget paper. Champs. Good good summer. Lead Atlanta Falcons. Now we know what's going on with bill. Ms Ms very good news. Molly bringing the good news to us whose necks doing the saints neck that saints and then. We're going to have a busy week this week. We're going to do that if we because we're talking about doing the saints and in doing a draft preview for the bucks minimum. We need to do that so you look at three podcasts. Maybe back on our old scooby. Now you know people have messed us. Get comments like every episode. Are you guys you guys well? Last season we were on top of this. We were still doing three a week. We are pulling topics out of thin air. I'M GONNA blame it on the beer virus. Yeah me too rough for us. 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It was kind of like after that I was like. That's it I'm done with. I thought he was going to really do something. And but I I like to wait until they get in the NFL and see how they play. And then then I get excited about players yet. That first year is always such an adjustment coming from college. Log On can't do it. I mean what is it like? Fifty percent of all draft players are blessed. That's toss a coin is flipping a coin. Don't I don't like it. All invested in a player and then see him go to an opponent coercion. Somebody in the division in Or or get all investment player and they make a teen Anna. I don't see how people have the time to study all these guys and stuff but hey. I'm glad there's people out there doing it so I don't have to. Of course if nobody else to do and I'd be well off in it and you're too busy breaking down the game film that. Nfl Games definitely don't have time to do any more game good grief. I couldn't even Imagine Doing College Football Gainesville. What is like Forty Thousand College? Football teams down gets me. Just a sheer number of conferences and Ka- it's just like I like the reservoir trollers NFL because like AFC NFC simple enough sixteen teams in each simple college though man and the brackets and that how they rank the I don't get it. Do they even have a cap? On how many players who can have on their team. I know it's not fifty. Three man. Rosters he look at the sideline of college game. It's a pact. As the stadiums are like a hundred thousand guys on each day. You just seems like there's a lot of guys and then it's like how many of them never play or play like three series in a season. That's it you never see them again. How do you get invested in players that way and where these guys go? I've met I've met more ex. Nfl players. I have ex college players. You know people just made at the college football scholarship or what ever played to college Make it in the NFL. I've only known one person like I don't know anything about it. Yeah maybe seems like there's a Lotta weather most of them. I guess they just don't want to brag about because I didn't make it to the NFL at your bragging. I didn't make it to the NFL. He frame it that way. I guess the next NFL player either. GonNa know you're GonNa not before you get thirty feet of. Yeah 'cause people around you gonNa tell you as you walk into. Hey that's so and so's exit vogler. Yeah you don't get that with ex college now all right okay. So that's going to wrap it up. Rosarito POGO OFF ON A TANGENT. Again until next time GAL LAX.

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Mornings with Keyshawn, LZ and Travis (HR 1)

Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

35:06 min | 1 year ago

Mornings with Keyshawn, LZ and Travis (HR 1)

"WHOA WHOA I wanted to? It is a great Friday morning. Good Friday morning to everybody everybody else. You've got your towel. You hold on hold on. You look very crispy. Thank you dear as part of it new towel to New Tau Al last night sweatshirt on last night. I decided to bring in good Juju. Keep it rolling got another one tonight six to nothing last night for the dodgers Walker Bueller. It's almost like somebody in this room told you what was going to happen with the guy that throws one hundred miles an hour. It's almost like work. He was great last night. We'll get into that of course the rams had an absolutely brutal loss last night thirty to twenty nine one of the best in the business misses a forty four yard field goal Greg's our line the guy that kicked them into the Super Bowl earlier this year with a fifty eight yard or new or yarder and that was a tough tough pill for the rams because they got off to a bad start jared goff through the first quarters like aw man really and then all of a sudden click cooking and the rams. I'll I'll be honest. Can you tell me I feel better about the rams right now this morning. After seeing what I saw last night then I felt after any of the three wins and certainly after the loss to Tampa well yeah because you look at some of the Games that are coming up and some some of the teams that they played in the past in a way that they play last night going in a you know a lion's lion's den in kind of fighting battle into the and and had a chance to win the game. If they didn't missed a field goal they win the game. They have a great flight home. You certainly feel good about it but there's some things that are missing that they gotta clean cornerback. I would think that they need to figure out what to do. In terms of Tigr illion running game and then moving to the secondary the second day was a little bit of a problem for them but they also went up against a quarterback that has the ability to buy time and you can't hold up forever on the back end especially when you're going up against a guy like Russell Wilson Wilson was what's better than great extraordinary because that's what he was last night. He was himself himself yeah basically for whatever reasons I don't think we give him the credit that he deserves maze because once we both came and defense had most was to do with it maybe because the Kosovo came and he's the one that threw the pig and you know a lot of people including key thought he should have never thrown bar regardless of the play call for whatever reasons he doesn't get to put me in there. I'm just listened to. I've heard you say yeah. I remember so for whatever reasons travis he doesn't get mentioned. We usually go will be go. Brady Rodgers breeze and then we take a breath and we like Patrick mahomes forever right right but we never say Russell Russell Wilson you know because you guys are stuck into the statistical game and all those big gaudy numbers so the numbers or Gotti where they're throwing for four thousand yards and fifty touchdowns and any he's a he's a three thousand yard passer a whole bunch of football yeah but think about it yeah it doesn't matter because we are in the world that fantasy football freaks and geeks all they care about is statistics in that carries over into a Lotta the eyeballs in germ spreaders they pay attention as well where they need to start having a stat that says heart palpitations and if this quarterback quarterback registered heart palpitations with two minutes to go in the fourth quarter then they should get more points than fantasy. I it's funny. Obviously you're an offensive player but I would imagine got a couple of interceptions in my career. NFL on Hail Marys rotten yes all right so put on your defensive back helmet alright it it tell me ginny sack's no. I never saw okay no sack fumble because from what returns I would imagine that as he defensive player it is so incredibly demoralizing moralizing to literally have him in your grasp. I'M GONNA get him and I'm going to knock this guy's block off. I where to go and it's not like it happens once and it's it's. It's a little step to the side. It's a little step a little step forward and then it's an extra second. He Hits a guy or he runs. He gets seven eight ten yards slides down. No one ever hits that guy and it's part of the problem is lower. Body strength is ridiculous means obviously a former baseball player so trains trains a certain type of way for his lower body on top of that if you his Jersey if you look at Jared Goff's Jersey his Jersey is like having a triple x t shirt for a little guy. Let's not judge people not show. I'm just saying for a little guy that wears a triple. Just say it's all over the place Russell. Wilson's is tight. You know when you go to grab him. You're not grabbing a whole bunch of cloth no and he's strong so if you grab a guy like golfing grabbed me and pulled him down he's not strong and you can get a handful the clock so a lot of that when you look at it it's like okay I see what's going on here and that's just that's just what it is. I saw a lot to get to jared Goff and a lot to get to todd Gurley who got touches. He got fifteen touches. The yardage wasn't very dig in the end zone a couple of times so more to come on the ramps for sure of course the positive side of last night. It was a your up close and personal the dodgers went six to nothing and walker absolutely dominant. He went out there and does what a guy with an electric fastball does. He throws it a bunch. Nobody hits it a bunch the dodgers I got a relatively easy win last night. He just looks right that I know that sounds silly and oversimplified but there are moments in games big gaines playoff games in which you look at the is you look at the body language of the athlete and he just kind of wonder if they're ready for these moments walker builder took the mound and and there was just no question what before you came in before you came in this morning show a little clip and I said some I can't send on radio and I said because it was some language but I was like I could feel what he was thinking. When he was Dylan by AH he was walking it was just like you know he's in charge? Ya now look you know what really helps a guy feel like he's in charge and now what being able to throw a baseball one hundred miles an hour. It's a pretty useful tool to have in your tool belt and last night his fastball average nearly nearly ninety eight miles an hour ninety seven and a half miles an hour kanai wings and Mrs Eight KS early and this this is what we're talking about is this is the sort sorta guy in a must win situation opening game situation who can go out there and just take the battle the other teams hand and that's what he did they didn't they didn't hit the ball hard once all night. He was absolutely locked in and now kershaw tonight. You'RE GONNA see the difference. You're going to see a guy that's trying to maneuver his way through winnings as opposed to a guy says here. It comes deal with me. It's it's funny because I was thinking so dealers on there and he's standing up shoulders back headstrong like I'm about to mow you down Kershaw. It's going to have some moments where he's wiping his brow. You know because he's got you know. He does not when he's in trouble he wants his brow a little bit and he kind of walks around he collects. There's GonNa be he's GonNa he's GonNa deal. He's He may not have a ninety seven mile an hour fastball the average but he's going to get out there and he's going to deal and do what he needs to do. He sat there and I watched him and you probably watch him for many seats that you were at last night walking around Taylor available yeah we'll get into that at some point here not to tease the headline nearly an hour ahead but I feel like that's coming in somewhere around six fifty five and when you watching him stand on the rail they're he was watching like he was engaged in what was going on on hurry on that score so I can go. That's exactly what he was saying. That's finished this up because you now have set the standard for me. You went out up there in game one and did what you did. Broiler now me. I gotta go out there because if I don't everybody's GonNa Point to my lack of success in the postseason and people people like L Z and travelers are waiting to pounce on that you guys he knows well. He went also what he does know too and we'll see tonight is that Clayton Kershaw cannot do what Bueller did did and I don't mean that as shade. I just mean that Kershaw's at a point in his career age is a son of a you know what at the end of your professional sports it just it takes away the things you could do as a young Oh man you just can't do them. As in sports terms an old man you look at him and he's unable to say I'm in trouble here. It comes right. It's it's the greatest latest escape hatch. A pitcher can have that is okay. I'm in trouble. I got the bases loaded walk. You aren't enough of this Bam. It's over the innings over. I'm out of here. I get to go sit down as opposed to. I need need to locate here. I need to change my speed. I need to locate the different island and need to do all these things because the margins on those things are much smaller in if you miss you get lit up and even if it's executed suited perfectly. There's a chance for the ball to find a barrel real hard to find a barrel at ninety nine in hard really really hard. There were moments in which all you did was just here here. The ball reached the gloves because you didn't see the ball. I'm looking like eyeballs. I'm watch the ball this time and all I saw was his pitching motion and I didn't see the ball that is a really great gift to have Right. Kershaw won't be able to do that at this point in his career but were in able to do is follow up a great performance and I think he's going to do that tonight. Thirty to twenty nine the rams drop it last night and there is a whole a bunch going on there and let's start with this. Let's start with the interception right there. You heard Jimmy Long on the cause initially ruled an incomplete pass Gerald Everett makes the mistake drops the ball tenor Thomson makes a lights out play to intercept the ball and felt like that was the dagger that the game was going to be over at that point that Seattle is going to get it back. They're going to get a first down run out the clock. Rams got a three and out they got the two minute warning timeouts got the ball back on the seven yard line seven yard line a minute thirty eight to go and this is I mean this was the hat game. We're playing the other day that you're down by. One point you get about fifty sixty yards to get into field goal position. Is this jared Goff that guy and he was. He put his team in a position now. It wasn't Russell Wilson either way that had happened but he was great and you owe me an apology were would because I literally said Jared Goff was good enough to get you and feel like we say touchdown pitcher. The deferral go four forty four yard field goal on a prevent defense. Stop it. What did you make of what Jared Goff said right there in the open about hey look we are three to a couple of years ago? Made the playoffs the Patriots a year ago were three and two and went to and won the super bowl were fine because had you told be after a three and I'll start the hey there three two and they just now. They're they're in third place in the NFC west. Look Jamaica play about it because I do. I actually filled with confidence about this team right now that I was not filled with confidence a week ago. I feel much better about it. Jared Goff were find you agree. I first of all don't put Jared Goff. Don't put the rams and the Patriots in the same breath this league alone okay. You'll be scrunched up when he said they just don't do that. Yes the three and two in our last night there okay okay one game back there and third place it's fine. They lost the head to head so far to get into Seattle. That's that's it's okay San Francisco's No. I don't personally believe San Francisco is going to be around Indian and I think it'll be Seattle and the rams at three and two okay so games five five games into the season it don't don't start to panic what you need to clean up is clean up the mistakes clean up the little things that cost you victory because as you had opportunities that was there to put points on the board in the stairs you had to kick field goals and on top of that there was a bad coaching decision by Sean mcvay in my estimate opinion in terms of the place selection on a two point conversion backdrop with Jared Goff do that broken plan known go to have yet but I'm I'm GonNa because no one thinks he's going to do it. That's Cookman. It's a good look on any got. His neck broke come on man. He didn't WanNa do it because he would have ranted with Confidence Dak Prescott Russell Wilson Well Cam Newton why he can't run out there but to he defecated. Let me let me put you in the let me put you in coaches room. Quick what happens when you gain planning because obviously transfer agnostic Blah Blah Blah then you got your goal to two point conversions. We got a couple of we got sprint right option. Everybody runs down in the West Coast. He knows come in. They're going to be looking for it so as we get an F formation that's not GonNa Work Lou Cam Newton two point conversion on them such as such a two point conversion synonymous such and such a such a we can do to yes but that quarterback behind this running ed these other news the nets what happens with coaches. She's they look at that and they keep forgetting. We don't have that guy. We have a guy the guy who ran into point. I've got a question for you coach. This is the second consecutive the second week now that they've gone for two didn't get it and a bit them in the butt later in the game did it though I hear what you're saying. I don't know if lasted they still. We're in a position at the end of the game to kick field goal to win had a field goal to tie. Now we're talking different or if you needed a touchdown instead of what happens tie that's different but they were still at the end of the game. It was not the difference between tying losing the chance to win the game with year but you put your okay so in of course of a game especially toward the end of the game. When you convert vert something or you don't convert it puts a certain type of pressure on the opponent? If they convert the two point conversion down the opponent is thinking this if they kick the phil go in make it the opponents thinking this you change the thought process and that's what happens the moment that you miss it. It's like okay well we. We don't have have to go down and score a touchdown to win. The only thing we gotta do is kick a field goal. I I think one of the things that would jumped off the screen last night watching this this game and we were texting about it jerk. Let me preface this by saying. The Jared Goff was fantastic for three quarters. First quarter was rough. He looked like he'd looked earlene clean. It didn't look good but after that three hundred ninety five yards touchdown and he did have an interception but it was not an anything other than a drop. What did you forty five times forty nine C? I. Gang Back Doc putting that he was really good at a difference between what he brings to your team and the difference between what Russell Wilson brings to your team is jarring. Russell Wilson d the look on his face the way that he runs a huddle the way that he's getting the guys together the way and Jared Goff's calm but there's something about Russell Wilson that this this is GonNa happen but this is GonNa Happen reminds me of the liner versus Vince young match up in the Rose Bowl you mean whereas the one guy who's really good. He's shredding and doing things but you know convince got the football. Get Outta my what issue even though both of you have said something that's very appealing in in terms of Russell Wilson and Vinca you do understand there's coaches in the league that don't like that you do they do they would tell you in a heartbeat and we'll now. We're GONNA WE'RE GONNA stick to chair golf and it's not going to tell you that because it's it's. It's not what they're used to they. They don't like Sean. McVeigh is many times as he's coach against Russell Wilson to watch Russell Wilson Houdini and shredding. He probably doesn't like that. I think coach and I get get there are stylistic differences realistic. When you're watching Russell Wilson do his thing and it's not just the escape out of the pocket? Make a first down with your legs that throw Tyler Lockett in the corner one of the incident I mean that's a that's a that's a fourteen it. It's not a San at attendants better health eric. What do we what do you want him to do? He was also also he was in his bag. That was a a throw and a catch. You could run a thousand times and it might connect once Russell Wilson does it with his arm. He does with his mind. He does it with his perfect. Get it. Maybe I want the guy that's six five and going to stand back there. Take a shot but you're right now. I don't know if maybe mahomes but Russell Wilson what is your MVP. I mean he's doing stuff that you saw it. You're like Oh. We don't have that yeah. I mean that that he did a he did. A amaze on one little under the he did a couple of last night but one of them he did a little maze and got out and took off in got almost got the first down he got he got you know short picked it up that was on the drive that they scored the touchdown on in a corner of the end zone with a guy bobbled the ball at the end in a fee to drop their ball. I was like so I'm sitting there in the slender blender a lot of pressure because I'm trying to with you guys I'm trying to watch the baseball allied lives team in football game so we're looking at my battery line so I had to drive three hundred twenty one day. He had all that going on. Traffic Travis makes you do too. We'll get to that to that some sitting there as at assaults like you know what I don't have any sound taking dachshund and just going to assume what I see is what it is and Blah Blah Blah but there were moments which I just had to take the phone off because a battery and the thing that they've gotta do in my opinion in and I'm not the coach and I'm just a fan is they've got to teach jared goff how not to stare down a receiver. He has a very he's going to get Cooper Cup at some point kilt lt I'm watching from a television and I'm sitting Sydney going. Stop staring his nose your favorite target but in your mind you know he's going look everything off it. Come back to you already. We know where he's supposed to be in all those things is very bad habit of that. He threw the ball at the ended toward the end of the game when they're backed up Robert Woods ran a slant he threw it behind him well because you knew exactly going you staring him down a hallway so you've got to put the ball in his back here because the line bekker's pushing doing happy birthday to Brian Johnson Johnson of ACDC for seventy two years old today. I have one of those t shirts and had no idea within the battery see that's what I was saying before when we had to be I had used to have buttons iron maiden at thing on our main. I had no idea what the music thought it was cool because it had like a light. Oh this is cool blouse like Electrical Co company or something not to be honest with you. Be Honest with you I've seen accusing college win and then you had the lighting idea none Brian Awesome Yup. ACDC fan. I is the only one I really kind of know. Dirty deeds done dirt cheap. I know I don't really you know I'm sure I've no. I know some of them. I would say I'm not a fan because if there were ever concert I wouldn't go but I know they're music music. Yeah I know a little bit of music not a lot of it but hey seventy two years old birthdays brought to you by Jaguar Land Rover of Newport beach off the seventy-three toward the sea visit land. I'm over Newport beach dot com land rover above and beyond so Walker Bueller last night was really really really good. Six innings pitched no runs no earned runs. John's eight strikeouts three walks along the way and was absolutely dominant on the mound. Here's Dave Roberts talking about being ready for the big moment. You know there's guys that want want those opportunities like those big moments and WanNa be the guy and Walker time and time again just knows how to temper control. His emotions didn't transfer that into the delivery the execution of pitches and today from that I throw he was on point tonight and the delivery the tempo. Oh all consistent fastball command all quadrants the slower breaking ball. I love what the depth and the cutter when he needed it so that's a really good lineup over there and for him to go six. We needed that one. I wonder if Kershaw was sitting in the back room listening to that because he certainly seemed like he was sitting in the double message one that to the media but also won the Kershaw to let him know hey in these moments certain guys wanted now. We need you on it so I think a really good way to look at. This is watch the batter's relative to the guy that they're facing the thing about what you saw last night was. Is there at any point when you were watching a Washington hitter in the batter's box against Walker Bueller were they look really comfortable like hurry up and throw your stuff because I got a chance. I got a really good chance that's the square went up. No no so think back to how many times we've watched Clayton Kershaw pitch in the postseason again he's pitching game tonight against Stephen Strasburg you can hear the game right here on ESPN LA ESPN radio. How many times do you see somebody in the postseason against Clayton Kershaw look comfortable well? It's it's a different coughed often though because he's not throwing ninety nine ninety used to throw hard and I mean what I'm just talking talking about recently about the beginning stages of his career yeah I mean you know he just hasn't gotten a break. I think that okay I I love my first time this. Somebody's going in front of him in his career. That's younger than him. That's Dylan when he's been been looked at different in his career. Then he was early in his career so now he's looking at Bueller it all the praise and all of those sorts of things so I think think that will affect him on the positive side as he steps on the mound and let me let me make this perfectly clear Clayton Kershaw has a great chance to go out there and pitch a great game and win at the dodgers be up to. I'm not saying that it's not possible he Clayton Kershaw could go out there and throw seven innings and give a four or five hits and be great but the point that I was getting at was there's a difference between Lina really uncomfortable at Bat. When you see somebody face Walker Bueller they're uncomfortable? When you watch somebody go up against Joe Kelley like last night who looked really good? They looked uncomfortable with Clayton Kershaw. There's a certain amount of all right. We got a chance against this guy in the numbers bear it out the numbers bear it out. Clayton Kershaw is one of the best to have ever done it his era in in the postseason is nearly four and a half. It's I mean that that's that is a different person than the guy even even this year in the regular season Clayton Kershaw aw has been fantastic not good numbers very good numbers but in the postseason he becomes a different guy. I mean yes at nearly four and a half but most of that damage to his era came in the first four four postseason appearances increased burden with eight and six well yeah for Lonzo from Komo eight dollars or fourteen. He's at a four four and a six and seven and you average that in their look look at the last three years four and a half nearly four four and over for the the mighty right the four four four doctor Jay Z. Record. You know you're right. He had one good yeah yeah really one good year or two good years in thirteen and then again. He turned around in Santa's especially when you compare it to his regular season. It's just it's just it. I Stephen Stephen Strasburg tonight for the nationals right now. Clayton Kershaw has pitched one hundred fifty innings in the postseason. There's so there's a massive sample Strasbourg's only pitch twenty two but in in those twenty two innings his era is less than a half a run four one zero a pretty good one. That's because you know he'd be pitching the playing against who pitching at the dodgers no he does he comes. He's pitched against the cubs the giants and the brewers those are the three but again. They're all playoff. Nobody back only seeing that was good that you mentioned to me was a curve and that was the giants won the world series. He's one of the year they won the and if you're if you're playing in in baseball postseason you're right. You're good team. Sixteen hits twenty two winnings sixteen hits and twenty two any so so his his whip is ridiculous under one which Taco told us yesterday lights out so so he's got his work cut out for but the important thing is and it's something that we just talked about. He hasn't faced the dodgers he hasn't faced US postseason. He certainly hasn't faced this incarnation of the dodgers in which we can beat you with young or with. Ob Star Gavin Lux get its first postseason home run last night we we saw Max Muncie a guy that we got off the off the trash heap dumping them up and now he's started a kid behind the plate to catchers usually the Greybeard veteran guy that guy I does he even own a razor right. He's a kid and yet at the same time when you look at WHO's starting you have freeze established veterans pocket stuck. There's so many he different things turner so many different aspects to this team. That's different than what he's ever faced before yeah. He's got the numbers but he don't got the numbers against us. Never thought I'd say like this but I'm always excited to hear that pig squeal because I know that we're into the weekend right around the corner. Let's start with what we saw. Last night. Key obviously the rams go on the road and they did a whole bunch of things right but they missed a kick at the end yeah they did and look at the he ended today. Jared Goff showed and display to everybody that he can engineer dry from seven yard line. Put them in field goal position. That's not going to happen all the time with Greg Greg Leg Keith. You'll get it next time around in Rams is still in great position to win the division and make it to the playoffs right moving on Green Bay hosting our should say road to the Dallas cowboys by the Green Bay packers are going on the road in our free and Rosh will be they're having some fun watching the Green Bay packers take on the Dallas cowboys to three and one football teams who has better quarterback. I think that'll be the question is Air Russia. Well that'd be the question the better quarterback in nist situation in that game on Sunday because if you go out and you look at the last game both of them employer Aaron Rodgers Kinda got on track a little bit Dak Prescott put question marks in people's minds against the New Orleans saints if he's one hundred twelve million dollar quarterback or just twelve oilman go ahead to Aaron Rodgers get on track last week or did the offense metaphors offense click because to me those are two different things well. I would say I would say they are two different things but I think because it's Aaron Rodgers and it's the offense that he's going to engineer. He got in tact. He was the one they pushed the envelope because the offense is kind of been sputtering along but when he's got that offense looks better so tell me this we feel a certain way about the rams even though they're three Rian too and have lost two in a row how about whoever loses this game we feel differently about that three and two team whether it's the cowboys or the packers no. I don't think so I don't think you do because does the cowboys within his division. Wash redskins air in the back there in the back closet somewhere looking at the giants and the Philadelphia Eagles are kind of hanging around and astill early only talk about five games season the same thing with Chicago and Minnesota Detroit. They're hanging around but Detroit Real Detroit's. Is there this this this now. This is gonNA come now to green bay in the Minnesota Vikings in this division and not the Chicago bears cousins all right next one is on road Monday night football all against the San Francisco forty nine ers win for the Seattle Seahawks last night to get to four and one but the forty niners key. They're the team that hasn't lost in that division two team coming going going to San Francisco from Cleveland face three no San Francisco forty nine is Jimmy G. given us something to make them think that they are real football team. They haven't played great opponents but you're three. Oh okay you're three and s all it really matters. The records is is is what you are and I think when you look at the Cleveland browns they have a a lot to prove yes. They WANNA football game last week and we all said Okay Baker Mayfield versus Lamar Jackson what's going to happen. They went out and took care of business against a Pretty Stout Defensive Baltimore Baltimore Ravens now. We're GONNA see what they are on prime time game again how many games they've been on this year the third third five games. This is the third primetime anti game now. The whole country will be watching again and we'll get a chance to see if we are if they just happen to be a fluke against Baltimore Ravens all right. I think we all felt a certain way about the Indianapolis Colts through their early part of the season that they look pretty good in the raiders come into their building and beat them and had family late in that game they go on the road to Kansas City the face one of the last three hundred and that's tough place to play Kansas City obviously played Detroit. They won that game thirty four to thirty well they one. That's all that really matters and I think the Oakland Raiders winning Indian. They won that game thirty four twenty seven percent played. Okay didn't play quite as well as he probably should have but this is a different situation. You're not going up against his David car. You're going up against Patrick Mahomes in his hometown tyreek Hill could be back in this football game. Imagine what they're going to look like if he's back in. He's on track that then explosiveness they already got Sammy Watkins off to a fast start the Shawn McCoy now you add tyreek hill to the mix. This is a totally different situation that the Indianapolis Colts going to be facing their last two games I kind of mentioned they barely beat the lions but he also barely beat the Ravens. Are you concerned at all key that their defense still is lagging behind that explosive offense three features that I had my dude by ear. We're trying to do a show here in London. It's I London game with the raiders hosting the bears. The bears will be playing a backup quarterback. Yeah and look chase down. I think is a pretty decent backup. He's been a backup up in this league for a long time. He backed up drew brees in New Orleans recently so I'm not really he may be better than he may be. Better incher bisky not a high bar or uh-huh. Maybe better trubisky this football team. When you look at what went on in Jacksonville with miss you versus foles so let's not discount that but at the same time when you think think about this you go you know it's the raiders Khalil Mack? It's what this game is going to be about Khalil mack whether you want it to be or not he's gonNA opinions ears back and he's GonNa try to go get it car to make some things happen those the country difference help or hurt anyone. Isn't it the same for everybody I mean when you go that far. They and they both been okay. The Forbidden Yeah data smart there for the raiders left a day early because they have long remembered raiders were already here because they played indeed. They never went back to oak right. They just jump over a longer time. I'm I'm saying Oh they D- twenty four hours they were rams. They went over and set up shop for a week over. Hey we're at the club the other night the raiders so I know I know that for for fact having how about this one this this is an NFC south game they all of a sudden got from and whatever to a really interesting one. You've got the bucks going on the road owed the saints. The saints have been really steady since teddy bridgewater took over for drew brees bucks. We saw what they did to the rams last weekend. Dot Com well look look. Here's the bucks sitting at two and to go up against New Orleans at three and one New Orleans is trying to pull away from Atlanta trying to pull away from the Carolina Panthers within the Division in and when you think think about it there type of team when they get hot teddy bridgewater has been in the cockpit now for two straight games as a starting quarterback came in took care business. This'll it'll be the third he took care. It used to be the fourth. This'll be the fourth year rams yeah well. No you're right. Yes will be the third. This'll be the third yeah so he came in for the rams took that over but then he goes up to Seattle is the starter he takes care of business and take care of that then he plays as starting quarterback in his Dallas. They didn't score touchdown and kick field goals. They win that football game. He was a manager there now. He's GonNa have to have pushing down the field because this is what Tampa Bay is going to allow him to do. They're going to allow him just look at the filming Jared Goff. They're going to allow him to push the ball down the field. They're going to allow him to do certain things. You GotTa get Michael Thomas Afford you gotta get Kamara and then on the defense society. They've got a goal. They've got to get Jamie Switzer. They can't allow him to sit back. There like the rams did in just hey. I want to throw it to him or I wanNA throw it to him. They've got allow him to turn the ball over something that he's been known to do in this league when you apply pressure to him. AFC North Matchup you've got the Baltimore Ravens got off to a great start. We were all super high on Lamar Jackson and the the steelers who got off to a terrible start. They won their first game. This one goes the steelers way key all of a sudden the NFC north is wide open all over again. I mean this is this is a this is a tough situation in in terms of Pittsburgh because when you look at them they're as we continue to talk about this no lady I'm bill. No there's no oh a B but there's Juju Smith Schuster and he has to step up to the plate he has to now. Take the mantle as a number one wide receiver to help us quarterback out if he can do ed then it from an offensive standpoint. They got a chance defensively they retooled they went out. They traded for Fitzpatrick. He's been inserted into the lineup and doing a pretty good job out since he's been over there going up against Moore Jackson quarterbacks like more Lamar gives these defenses fits because they can run around and do so much can he. He get back to the first couple of weeks of football season. We were sitting there going well. I guess he can't throw the football. Can he get back to that or will we see a guy who's playing quarterback position but playing like like a running back at Miami Kings Fargo does it seems like a minute of the last one the chargers hosting the Denver Broncos broncos looking for their first win of the season and the chargers are in that part of the schedule where they can start to rack up some wins against some pretty lousy teams. It'll be interesting to see if Melvin Gordon actually gets going and gets didn't get in get into a groove against the Denver broncos who's been struggling now. They're without Chubb for the entire year torn ACO. He's out what's San and Eagles Offense GonNa look like though will it be balanced. Will it be sandy view even sound wrong on it right to me new. La Charges I mean we're when will that go away. Never Okay when woman that offense finally start to look like the offense that we saw late in the season last year where they were getting the football guys now remember. There's a lot of guys owner team. That's injured banged up. They're missing a

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Genesis Invitational Recap: Scotts win, Rorys struggles, Tigers no-show and Rivs greatness

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Genesis Invitational Recap: Scotts win, Rorys struggles, Tigers no-show and Rivs greatness

"Are Idle and it is Sunday evening. I just cracked a Free Seltzer that they gave away in the media. Center Good you're holding up all true. But I think they've brought like a limited supply. When KEPCO WINS THEY HAVE UNLIMITED MIC ultra? Describe for the people listening where we are right now. We are sitting next to the second hole every country of the second fairway outside next to a tree. It's rory ended up off the tee today. I'm usually struck by like the anti-climax that happens after golf tournaments. Because you know usually they finish up right before it gets dark. And then there's this whole process of like starting to tear down bleachers scoreboards. All that stuff and it's like Kinda sad because it's dark. I don't have any of that right now because we had an early finish. It's actually beautiful. This is John. Part of the day it makes me WANNA get out and play a few holes. Yeah too bad. We didn't bring our clubs actually to the media center but the genesis invitational is over Adam. Scott won by two at eleven under par. He had a very interesting day. He ended up actually dropping from the top of the pack after a bogey and then a double early on his front nine and I pretty much count him out. But that's the story of the day. Is that people. Were jumping up and jumping off the leaderboard like constantly. Everyone was done. I think I wrote off. Basically every person on the leader board at some point. Rory made a triple. You'd cooter dropping down Herald Varner. Doing God knows what ten whole Scott Brown getting in the mix you WanNa know why because Riviera is a damn good. Golf course everything. Every tee shot every approach. Shot Asks for something out of your game out here. There is nothing easy out here. Like the first hole is the easiest hole but plenty of guys made par there. You have a lot of nerves off that tee shot. All the fans are surrounding. You like this golf course asks for a ton out of these guys and the winning score Ma'am Scott. All you did was shoot seventy today one under. Yeah I mean what happened? Today was basically the chorus played the hardest. It's played this week. Got Wendy late. It got a little bit windy. The Greens were nice and firm and dry and those four or five foot putts. Got A little scary a little bit. Slippery Tiger showed us that yesterday but we saw plenty of that today and then you know guys just playing with some nerves being near the lead. It's so fun on a PGA tour Sunday when there's a lot of guys near the lead we'll blows me away. Is that Adam Scott. This is his first. Start in twenty twenty. This is first start since winning in Australia towards the end of twenty. Nineteen the guys actually playing you. Could you could argue some of the best if not the best Gulf of his life. Wow Yeah I know. He won a masters I'm pretty good and I know we wanNA players also good but his his peaks are very high. I think that's the with Adam. Scott is that he's not going to peak all the time and his sustained peaks aren't as high as maybe rory's or deejays tigers Kapka speed like those guys are probably a notch above him but when he's on a golf course that works for him ball striking wise when he putts well enough and he chips well enough damn if he's not a top eight player in the world the thing with Scott today watching him today. He's still got the long putter. He still keeps the pin in from everywhere around the green. It does not inspire confidence because it looks like whoa different. Alexandra a crutch but instead it was that we look at his swing compared to Harrow. Varner swing swing is not induced confidence. No doubt but it was. You Know Scott that was pouring in the clutch putts today and it was rory's that were sliding by the high side. The low side catching lips. When usually you'd think it would be the other way around. I'm just like impressed. That a guy any guy can win you know like he took a two month break from like elite competition and he said he needed to because he ends up playing events in Australia. That a lot of pros don't play. Yeah so like his off season starts a little bit later than Tiger Woods off season and then call this his preseason before the majors really get going that starts later he just pushed everything back and so everyone goes out and plays Tori. They play the Hawaii swing events. They play the Waste Management Phoenix Open. And it just kind of feels like Adam. Scott is behind the eight ball. And Somehow he's not like somehow he is prepped. He spent two weeks in the Bahamas practicing and it just feels like he shouldn't be able to do what he did this week. No it really does. I think that's a good point because it's always kinda like troubling to us that. Try to make sense of this game. You know when a guy misses four cuts in a row and then he wins the golf tournament or a guy comes from a long lay-off then is just goes out and wins. It doesn't really add up but that's why golf is is so strange you can just come out and be in good form because your head's in the right spot. You're not over complicating things. And Adam Scott's case you. Have you know one of the best natural golf swings in the history of the game? It's so good. I didn't even watch him enough this week. I was focused on rory early. Obviously everyone focuses on tiger. I spend enough time watching Brooks on the range kind of struggling during rain sessions. And there's the most gorgeous swing in the world. Yeah it's it's one of you can't name like you can't be like. Oh Wow he's got one of the best swings on tour talking about anybody without bringing up Adam Scott as well you can't talk about those dudes without talking about Louis stays in like the elite swings are always named now. It's so good all right. Well it was not all sunshine and rainbows for Adam today that obviously there is the double. He made it five which looked ugly for he. He and rory but even worse than that he got to ten hit. This phenomenal chip. Shot up to about five feet. Miss that at eleven hit a great wedge shot into maybe four feet missed that and then roar import in a Birdie. Putt was only to back. And it started to feel like Oh. Is this going to happen? The and then he gets the twelve poses approach shot left. It's a pretty nice chip but runs it by the whole and then pours in like an eight footer. Coming back or how a fifteen. Though how about fifteen he hits it into the bunkers short right and has a fried egg lie. Skirts it over the green that was right when Sunkei was approaching eighteen. Like I think that's the idea is that there wasn't just that he went on played better than everyone is kind of staved off what was a ton of people. Having chances. Dustin Johnson had a chance herald. Varma had a chance Roy. Macaroni could have won today. Matt Kuchar today. You got on the list. There's probably twelve. I counted names of dudes that could have won today. and so does it make. Scott more impressive that he ended up being better than all of them. I don't know like I think really. It just made a phenomenal tournament like I was. I had a blast on Sunday. I couldn't I couldn't be pulled out into the Gulf course because I needed a TV in front of me that needed to follow it all. It was kind of like a bit of like a Master's type Sunday were things are happening. Everywhere on a whole basic level on a basic level what makes the PGA tour work will make golf on TV. Work is the suspense of a back nine on Sunday. And that's one of the reasons. The masters is so great is because we get so many memorable finishes there and it's kind of funny people say that there's no real course. That's a good predictor of national. Except for Vieira. Yeah it's like Mike. We are one here when he won the master's Phil Mickelson one here the same year. He won the master's this event now. Middle of February is six five or six weeks prior to the masters in Augusta National. Here no well. It doesn't but the the thing that is the same I think between the two. Is that the tee shot calls for you to hit a side of fairway because there's a lot of dog legs out here so especially in the back nine you have to hit a good drive to a certain area you can miss it a little bit left. You can miss a little bit right guys been talking about. How if you miss in the right spots you can get away with it but then the second shot also requires a spot on the green that you can't hit in the spot that you can hit like each shot has stakes to it. And that is what aggressive nationalist. So only the most dialed in ball-strikers. Find all those spots or avoid the opposite the bad spots. I couldn't help but think about Augusta because people say that you know I. I look at the the winning scores of the Masters the past twenty years. The winning score is average ten and a half under more. We today last. Yeah exactly eleven under par. The last twenty years of this event the winning score has been twelve and a half under. It's right around like the perfect number. Where chaos can happen and you can shoot seventy six or you can go mega and shoot sixty five and win the tournament i. There's so many Augusta vibes out here when it comes to the golf course. Obviously we're in L. A. It's a lot more fun vibe than Augusta. Ooh Yeah just depends. You disagree ragged better. Oh No it was. Awesome that scene over the eighteenth green. Yeah let's talk about amphitheater with everyone just sitting on the grass watching the action. The only thing I don't WanNa make it seem like I'm complaining but the pressure of having a one shot lead instead of a two-shot lead completely different would have made it a little bit juicier better amphitheater engulf than that one but it was Probably Seventeen at the players. You can't get you. Don't get close to the green here at Saga freaky today. The final dance came up. Mccutcheon was sneaky. Only two shots back. Yeah he stuck it. He didn't have much of an approach. Shot hits it short but then chips it up to like you know. Four or five rotation short of the whole so that got the crowd thinking and then Rory pours in a Birdie. Putt he's been stuck in neutral all day finally makes a Birdie. Putt nuts he sneaks into a t five classic rory mcilroy and then of course Scott lays up his first PUTT till like four and a half five which you did not like. But it's not that I was dating like it. I was worried for the it was nice that he made that one an uphill. Putt that you leave that Short. Maybe it helps you not for part like you said but protecting it that is to me. It's got to be one of the best amphitheatres top three. He got a true heroes yet. Them celebration whatever was from. It's funny and yesterday but people were out Saturday because of the timing of this event fans like Saturday afternoon. The tournament ended for the day and they were just kind of hanging out there. They're like you know. I bought a ticket to be in here while the sun the sun is out like there's there's pretty much no shade yet on the green and the grass has been kind of baking in. The sense was warm. He's had a couple of bud. Light sells out of signs. Gone place this week. And it's comfy one of the coolest things about that. Amphitheater is that it grows throughout the week. Like this sixteen at Waste Management. It's got tens of thousands people at like on Monday of tournament. We early same. Same Wet on Saturday. Yeah exactly and the same with Sawgrass like Sawgrass. We'll have some grow throughout the week but it's like people go there just to sit there and people kind of get to eighteen. When it really matters they will not spend a. Lotta time there on Wednesday. We walked around the back nine on Wednesday. There's kind of nobody really hanging out around eighteen little more people that are on Thursday little more on Friday way more Saturday and then Sunday. It is full. You can't move. I ended up Actually making the walk from the tee to the green with the last couple of groups and so I went from the tea right behind our boy. Joel Damon Friend of the program as you'll find out in just a couple of days it's two hundred twenty steps up. This hill actually gets kinda treacherous halfway up the hill. Because it's been trotted on all week. Slippery it's slippery. It's actually a lot of loose dirt. But you don't see any of the people you're just going up this incline and you can hear the people off in the distance. Especially when there's a lot of people thousands of people up there on Sunday you kinda hear them murmuring in the distance and eventually you ascend after two hundred and twenty or so steps over the peak of the hill you see all these people feel the big reveal the clubhouse and you're not surprised by it but it it. Kinda wakes you up you got the big like C. Suite alongside the Eighteenth Green. And you're kind of locked in your checking out okay word not Chicago. I time you actually see where it landed. And Max Homa a guy who's from this area. He's played this event numerous times. His is like shot up. His eyes were widely like. Oh Wow that that's what that's what we're doing today. That's we're dealing with and he was trying to make Birdie and yeah he made bogey Matt Kuchar comes up there. He's like smiling. Because he saw rory's Teasha was like sixty yards further than his. But that's kind of where pardon. My French shit gets real. Oh yeah and it's funny. It's not like some of these eighteenth holes where it's like all or nothing you know it's not like eighteen sawgrass say where there's water and catastrophe but there's a lot of bogeys that get made at eighteen. Pretty good tee shots you can hit the right side of the fairway and not have a look at the pin. Yeah or at the green period and I think that's where Scott ended up. Actually he was in like two feet into the rough and he had a really really good low striking drive that was fairway fairway fairway fairway fairway rough and so the greatest tiny tiny as hell it. What's crazy is how hard they could make this place because they're the rough which we are sitting in right now. It's not long. Nope for some of these shots. You guys are like yeah. It's it's almost easier but it's better angle long enough. The leg. The base of it is thick. The base of the rough is Kinda like beaten down and the blades are pretty thick. So if you're ball does sit down. It makes it a pretty difficult Gulf shot. Well my point. Was WE ADJUST SHOCK. I on the other day to talk about you. Know what makes a great golf course but I think to? Pga Tour players to them. What makes a great golf course is not having it be tricked up? You know not feeling like The Greens are unfair or the roughest crazy long. Fairways are stupid narrow here. I was just talking to Harold. Varner he said look. I mean this place is an argument for like you can just throw away that distance report. 'cause you know you look at a place like this. There's no more room on this property. It's not super super long. It was what seventy two and it's today total yards. Yeah I mean they held the US amador here for a reason. Some of the longest amador's in the game like they. Do you need a golf course? They will test them and those guys did NOCCO that week. This is going to host the Olympics in twenty twenty eight when it comes through Los Angeles. I'm so stoked for that now. No like we've got some issues with how the Olympic format has been decided but we will see some of the fifteen probably greatest players on the world playing for a gold medal here. Yeah it's going to be phenomenal. Hopefully there's like a you know men's and women's team match-play event by then by then I won't hold. My breath is even if you make number one into a part for which really is then. The winning score is what seven under? Yeah my math. Check OUT THE UP. So what is our takeaway though on the tenth hole because you said that to our players do not like tricked out. They like fairly like to be punished when they hit a bad shot. And they like to be rewarded when they hit a good shot. I am really on the fence about number ten. I came into the week thinking that it's a great hole but the more shots that I hit from the modern to her player into that green may me kind of think that it's a little bit tricked up offered said that you know the green might be? It might not be shaped the way. It should be a little bit flatter. You can't hold it with driver. Get the hit a really high three wooden kind of hope that you can carry it all that way. I don't know I. I laughed very undecided about it. I think it's awesome. It's inserted chaos right always pro chaos and I think a lot of us are but it's such a centerpiece for this golf. Course right in the middle you know. That's very true. Might be good that it's not number seventeen or something because it sits right in the middle of the round where you can really go one way or the other. Obviously we sell Herald Varner today. Who got to the ten th tee with a share of the lean and then I he basically said afterwards that he blacked out chunked but he dropped kicked a tee shot but mark mainland said that it was a it was a top to be He. He probably ground I so so chunk. Ground saw like a chunk top. Yeah that would make how far they go hundred twenty nine yards. I'm a three hundred fifteen yard hole. My man had seventy eight letter. Also I mean it's it is a bit of a degree in Manhattan there. It's impossible it's impossible. I don't think he could have held the green from there He hid it long left. Then from there he went into the bunker. Long left again. Then back to you know. Thirty five feet made double. I guess what I'm saying. Is I agree like I don't love it as much as you do but I do accept it. I think you're right. It is it is in the perfect spot on this entire golf. Course you look at the routing. Yeah and it. The tee shot on ten is right by eighteen green and is very near the I T. That's a little sweet spot where you can see a lot of crap happen. If you're in the grandstands eighteen you can see a lot of really cool Gulf shots so the one thing I'll say about ten that I'm not crazy about is the area to the left where everyone's golf balls kind of kneeling. There's this important there's a few like there's there's three or four big trees tall. Paul Paulson really really. Just have the trunks there. But then there's just a few scraggly little trees and they just are there to mess with you They don't they. Don't feel natural natural. There's not a whole lot of other trees around that. Are there like that? That are around. Greens that are regularly in play. Yeah and they're just seem like they're put there to be like you know. Let's just make this thing a little bit harder. Yeah because guys bail out there for a reason if those trees are not there it is. That's the only the only play you go little run off hopefully. Don't get screwed over by one of the very skinny tall palm trees so they play important purpose but maybe they should be bushes and not like these low hanging trees or the one thing I fully realized being here in person is just the way you can't actually like hit that green you technically. Can you know trundle up on the front edge a yeah? I think it's you like hit a high three. Would that hope lance literally on the front edge yeah or darts prior little short of it and it trickles up onto it. That because it's so descending I I think it would be perhaps better played at two hundred ninety five yards downhill where guys that hit the ball really far hit to iron and can maybe with a lot more spin on iron shot. Maybe they can actually hold onto the green. I don't know because at that point. Probably five would is like the gets rory's hands anyway. I think it is one of those things like Augusta national now. If you introduced brand new onto the tour people would freak out. It would freak out as it is. We love it all right. Well let's talk about Roy because you just brought him up in the idea of a five would Are We surprised by him today? because he went into the he went into the final round with a share the lead him. Kucher and Scott role at ten under. He ended up shooting seventy three finishes at eight under but really didn't sniff the lead for the entire back-nine because he made a pretty shocking triple he did. I'm surprised by Rory and afterwards I think to myself okay I am. I dumb to be surprised by this. She has it's not one or the other with rory. He is not either a cold blooded killer on Sundays. Or someone that shrinks. When he's in the final group he can be both of those at different times. And we've seen both those in the last couple of years but man. I definitely thought basically all week that he's GonNa win this golf tournament. Yeah I it's interesting. Rory is the I'll I think we can crown him confidently at least myself the best player in the world right now. Who like over the past year? He has been a better golfer than all the other golfers. Yeah Brooks has one more big tournaments the majors. The last three years and tiger has had these incredible incredible weeks. He doesn't play that much and he had a pretty disappointing week. But Roy he's been the best Golfer and he was in my opinion in first or second speed like all week. I use that analogy all over the website golf dot com but he was kind of under the radar and not making a ton of birdies but really really avoiding bogeys. He wasn't exactly striping it but he was still shooting in the upper sixties every single day and just kind of inching closer to the threshold. Matt Kuchar headset. So I'm not. That surprised that if he was a little sloppy it happened this week where he wasn't really really great. He chipped the ball really well but he did not put well on Saturday and do not put well today. Joe The ball really well and struck it pretty well all week but he was never like bucking his head rory he never felt like he was actually grabbing the tournament. It felt like he just Kinda nuzzle up to the yeah the lead and then kind of retreated so there are a couple of moments that stuck out to me. Obviously there's the triple that he made five caught a flyer. You know made a pretty good swing but just ended up along the green and he was absolutely toast. Hit a shot that he caught a little thin rolled back et cetera. Et cetera seven. But he's hanging around at seven under par he gets to the nine toll couture and Scott are both at ten under par Harold Harold Varner also at ten under par in the midst of playing the ten th hole and the pin on nine is right on the front edge. It's sort of. It's almost sitting on a downslope. So the only way to get close to it is a two pound drive down the fairway and then they high lofted wedge with quite a bit spin that challenges the front bunker sits right on that downslope and then just grabs and sure enough. Scott in cuter each hit shots out of the rough that go a little bit long a little bit over the Green. And then rory hits this high perfect wedge just ready to the Pinot girl. I was sitting right behind the French. So I'd like this awesome view of it and boom comes in stops probably eight feet from the hole. Incredible shot two hundred and seventy degree. Lib Out kind of a horseshoe situation. He can't believe it goes to the ten. Th Hole Hits a great drive and NEAT. Little chip to five feet misses that one too high side the whole way. That was it for him. That feels like the difference for Rory on days like these I guess the fact that he contended for sixty three holes had really good Golfer. Sixty three holes and it wasn't even his best stuff it wasn't even his B plus game. It felt like he was his big game. That has me excited about rory. Yeah because again this time of year with this guy. It only matters if he has a green jacket on his body in six weeks is he gonNA. That's all it matters He is one of three people that I would choose as the favorites right now. There has to be tiger. Who'd be Third Kapka Adam? Scott Wow I am lucky when Scott won the PGA The Australian PGA in December. I logged a little forty. Two one. Bet On that ozzy to win his second. Green Jacket looks really good right now. There's a lot of value right there. There's a lot of value with the other Ozzy's Markley Sherman one cam. Smith has played pretty well against it is out here practicing day. Oh played really well at Augusta Ozzy nation. Let's do it right and you mentioned tiger. Let's talk just briefly about his week. Is there anything that you take away from? Tigers Week here sixty eight. I'm a tiger of players that made the cut he he. He came into the weekend. We had the highest expectations. We talked to Jeff Shackelford like Jeff. Can you even really believe that we are at this point again? Where Tiger Woods has peaked? Again he is one of the top two favorites to win every single week he plays. He's playing an event that he hasn't had success ad but he's been pretty good at. Yeah I was all in on pretty much book. Tigers GonNa top fifteen this week. He's going to contend in means a lot to him he's the host he's dialed in whatever. And then dammit. He played horrible for the last sixty three holes. Yikes yeah thirty one going out on the day and then you know it's hard to really ever put it like an idiot. You put it like an idiot today. Yesterday did not chip well. His irons game was as it always is the best part of his beg but it didn't bail him out in times in the past. It has bailed him out to drive the ball like incredibly. Well See I. I mean a challenging course. I would expect tiger to excel at compared to the rest of the field. That was not the case so excuse me for a lot of recency bias. But I'd be a little bit concerned. Yeah I mean he. He pretty much said you know. He was not feeling that great on Friday. His body was not you know it was stiff. It was cold. Wonder how he'd feel just missed the cut. Yeah I mean he was only what to shots away from doing. So let's say he like screwed up on Eighteen. Gotten a bad lie we'd be like You know just not as weak. He's a host. He's busy but he made the cut and then play like crap one interesting a worse because of one interesting thing just from his post round comments today. He was asked if he would do anything differently in terms of preparation and he said you had probably get out here a few days early which to me is like no kidding. Because he didn't practice on Monday he didn't practice on Tuesday. He played a role in on Wednesday. That was kind of it and then boom right into the weird though because we're just always like how much golf can this guy stand at? This point is life and he always guessing. Yeah War just guessing at times. It sounds like he's guessing because he's like well you know on Friday morning. He's not sure if he's GonNa commit to Mexico and on Friday afternoon. He's not sure within three hours later. He is sure like it feels weird to not always know. Yeah Tiger will be out there and then there's the question also of you know it's not like this guy has been playing a ton of golf. You can't really blame it on that. It's not like oh he's been pounding balls at. The Rain has been playing tournaments every week. It makes sense that he's rundown no this guy's tournament a couple of weeks here he is. You'd think you'd be well rested but I don't know all this hosting stuff man. I don't little stuck in between the like elder statesman and the player. Sure that that's what happens when you see the end of your career coming. I mean the end of his true playing career is probably a little more than a decade away. He will play the masters. And if you can have exemptions into the other majors he will play. You know the biggest events that will happen is it. You can hear it. Yeah so like it could be three years away. It could be six twelve all right. Can we talk about something happier? I'm just saying like the guy is always going to be in that weird spot so Before we got we we don't have a ton more to talk about We have flights to catch. But I WANNA ask you this question. This event had a mega field. Absolutely mega six hundred and forty seven strength. Feel all that means for the people is that it is on the level of Jack's Tournament. The memorial is on the level of just about all the WGC's it is not at the level of the players of the majors but it is the next rung below. When you take away the majors and you take away the players. This is an invitation genesis. Invitatinal Jackson invitatinal the Arnold Palmer invitational the WGC's technically are invitationals. Is this the most compelling and perhaps best invitational Oh that we have on the PGA tour? Are you asking a fifth major question? No I'm asking if it's major if it's the best invitation like you look at the rings of Tour Events and I will put the four majors and I will put the players as one B to the four majors being one. A is this the next best next best biggest most challenging great event on the PGA tour. I will put it no doubt ahead of Bay Hill because like Orlando you can have it. it's hard for me to put this ahead of memorial right now. Why because the recent history and tradition at memorial has just been a little bit better event in the last few years like before it was an invitational. Yeah it was a decent tournament on a great golf course but there weren't that many it wasn't guaranteed. You'd have a top top top to your field so like yeah. This was incredible. If this continues I would say it's going. It's going to the best players in the world. It's Tigers event. He's GonNa be that elder statesman and the best players are gonNA come. They love this golf course. Max Homa calls a course ever played which makes me think that he should maybe get a little bit more but also DJ loves it. Rory loves it Adam. Scott says the his favorite event on the PGA. Tour Matt Kuchar. I absolutely love this. Golf course it has the potential show. Because you know. It's pretty beautiful walking out undoing June afternoon in Dublin Ohio. Enjoying the fresh memorial air. But I gotTa tell you this. Is it better golf? Course than that. One Yeah and the atmosphere in the vibe appear that's great and I don't want to disparage the good people the mid West they turn out. It is great but look there's even for being in La there's a fair amount of star power here. Yeah there's some action going on So no I'm not ready to commit to it just yet but I think we're on the road at the grounds crew ground. Screw coming through All right well before we go We have a little fun earlier this week. Through number of podcasts. And one of them. Which will hit the airwaves in a couple of days is with Joel Damon Wednesday morning on your podcast feed? Tell the people what they should be looking forward to with the demon interview. Well here's the thing. We recorded this just before the start of play. We recorded on Wednesday before the genesis started and at the end of the interview. My last question to Joel was okay since we're going to run this after the tournament how'd you play? Where did you finish? And here's what he told us. I made my I got here at the genesis solid. I believe there's no reason I shouldn't have a top twenty this week And if I thought well I'll be sniffing the tenth place ish finished. Wow so Looks like I'm GonNa putt average ISH. I'll probably finish around that twenty twenty fifth mark and basically that happened. Yeah T. Eight. It's Funny Yeah. I ran into him right after he put it out on eighteen. He was coming up. You just sign his scorecard and he comes over and he hits me on the shoulder and use like a better top twenty all right man. It was fun tracking that all week because he has played this event twice prior to and missed the cut both times. Yeah so he came out here Friday he shall sixty five Saturday. Oh wait I dunno Saturday. Sixty either way. We were tracking them all week. And we're kind of interested to see. Is it true that he should not miss the top twenty and could he put well enough to get into the top never faltered? The only thing last interesting thing was my man. Joel was right in the mix and then on eighteen. He missed a four five footer. That probably cost him. I don't know three hundred thousand dollars and I saw him after he was like. I mean you get into contention and then it's kind of a letdown once you realize you're not GonNa win like Oh shit. That was worth two hundred K. While I hope he listens to this because I got back to the seventeen green as he was making the turn seventeen to eighteen and he had to walk right by me and just straight like locked in look left. I was like right next to him and he was honestly locus. You could tell But they didn't even give me little thumbs up or anything anyway. That's a teaser for Joel. Heyman coming out on Wednesday. We hope you listen. We hope you leave us. A five star review only five star four star reviews and until then this is the drop zone from the genesis invitational.

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Hour 1: Pitino Back

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

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Hour 1: Pitino Back

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This is banking reimagined. This is the Dan LE. Batard show with Stugatz podcasts. The Tampa Bay bucks have franchise Shaq Barrett. Yeah Oh there he is there. I haven't been able to reach him all morning. I've been trying to reach him because this is the part of movie where people are scurrying around bouncing into each other and we are the radio the one radio station that that gives them their information. We have very little sports news. This is not going to be our show today but it is going to be a show. Stugatz has the dream scenario. I'm convinced that he created this pandemic so that he could work from home. I am hoping this goes. This goes very well Dan. I am hoping we pull off somehow over the next couple of days. Some of our finest shows that perhaps this will become a permanent thing. That's what I'm hoping. I doubt that that's going to happen. We don't have any access to our normal library. Everyone is largely quarantined. Although I've got too much going on in my life to handle it alone. Mike is quarantined at my house. Us God's place I'm at my place. I thought the degree of difficulty was going to be doing this. Show with no sports but no access to our things is GonNa make it much harder while the things happening around us are like the New York Times teaching us. In a twenty-second tutorial. How TO WASH OUR HANDS? Stugatz has been following sports all weekend the little crumbs of Sports. That have come his way. And the gods sent us iona the gods sent us rick. Pitino is returning from Greece. Gre S. E. IS returning from Greece to coach. And I couldn't believe STU gods I couldn't believe it that the president of Iona who we are trying to reach used to be the president at Transylvania University his name is Seamus S. a. m. which is an eighteen hundreds name that is so you saw that and nothing surprising about that right. Nothing surprising about Rick Pitino is always GonNa make his way back because somebody's always going to be desperate enough to go and grab a name to try and make their program relevant and now I own is more relevant than it's been because they went and got the character smeared guy and put him in charge of their program and my guess is he'll make them pretty good good. I mean tim clues who who was their head coach and had to step down because of health related issues on Friday. They were already good so but repete no now. They have a chance to be great. No Dan Sali's surprising thing in the world that Iona now it is kind of funny. If you'RE GONNA look for any humor in any of this that you know they did it. Under the cloud of the corona virus no one responds twit reactivate. The window was opened a rick. Pitino I ONA there. It is but rick. Pitino has been lobbying for job to the NBA to Saint John's University to big universities ACC schools and no one was willing to bite. I ONA was in a desperate situation because they lost their coach. Health related issues and rip. Potatoes GonNA make them great. I just can't believe I ONA that college basketball and the winning of college basketball is more important than principles morals and all that stuff at a place like I ona. They WanNa be that good at basketball that badly. That side someone like Rick Pitino. It's amazing to me but why I mean how was it surprising to you. We're always talking about the lack of purity in the games and I don't understand if we're talking about the wire taps proving that Creighton under federal testimony that Creighton was paying one hundred thousand dollars per starter that that's what we're dealing with in college basketball. Why would you assign a purity to it? I mean has been impure his entire coaching life. He's a professional mercenary. I guess just maybe it's Iona who really cares that much about putting together a great basketball program that they're willing to go the Rick Pitino route like I always thought Rick Pitino came back. It would not be a place like I only would be a place like maybe like a university. That was really really good at basketball. No longer is and so therefore they are desperate and want to get back to their glory days. Maybe someone like Georgetown say John's and someone like that and I'm just surprised that I did it but when you tell me that. The former president of Transylvania University is now the president there. Then then it all it all ties together guys. What's the deal with fines because it's pronounced shameless even though it's not spelled with an S. h? Are we still doing that? Are We waving it? Because the current circumstances and yes I'm with you. I know how winded Dan Sounds. That's just what it is but then I had to climb up the stairs. They're eight flights of stairs. Elevators still doesn't work. Why couldn't I find you this morning? Stu Gods were you avoiding my calls where you actively. I'm sitting here and I'm saying to myself. This is a lot of change. This is going to be a situation where I don't have the comfort of our studios. I don't have the comfort of our producers. I don't have the comfort of all our unspoken language and rhythm timing and I'm sitting here. Let me just call my friend. Stugotz and the most consistent thing and stable thing that I can rely on is that you won't be available to me that I call you and you're not in any way shape or form ready to help me do the show because I can't even ask you. Hey what do you WanNa talk about today? Because we don't have sports. We don't have a studio. We don't have most of our producers right so abby sent me out she's in full panic mode right now and God forbid she went out and did this but because it appears that maybe we're going to be in our homes for a while. She realized that we didn't have a lot of food. We weren't properly stocked up and so she sent me out on a goose chase to all the local public this morning. So that's why I didn't I apologize. Well now tell me a little bit about this because what I noticed. The last couple of days is that human beings are awful. And I've known this obviously but anytime I'm your host. I know but in times of crisis all I'm doing his bumping in everywhere trying to keep my social distance but bumping everywhere to people like you. Did you see what happened with the New York? Times reported some dude like bought seventeen thousand seven hundred hand sanitizers just just cleaned out an entire state. And I don't understand why you would do that. Yeah it's unfortunate that the New York Times called me out on it to having a field day no but then that guy was totally shamed like. He wasn't initially remorseful but he was totally shamed. I'm sitting there. I'm yesterday everyone's at the grocery store fighting over a jar of tomato sauce and this one guy is wandering the saying I think we gotta get in on Net flicks like we gotta Buy Netflix now. Because we gotta get stock in net flicks because everybody's going to be at home. What are the things we can buy the profiteers and the people that are gouging on this and then and then the selfish people's guts if you see what's happening outside of our studios on South Beach with Spring break where people are not social distancing? They're climbing on top of each other partying. I believe that the corona viruses like the tenth. Deadliest thing that I can get just from what's happening beneath us on South beach because people are not really paying attention to this like they're you saw that were ton of people at Disneyworld yesterday. Like people aren't paying attention to what it is that they need to be doing in this circumstance because they're shrugging their shoulders because Donovan Mitchell who has tested positive is going on. Good Morning America. And he's saying look I walk around. I could play a seven game series right now no problem. I have no. Nobody would see that. I have any symptoms. I don't feel any symptoms but I've tested positive and that's what's happening. Now and people are being hugely responsible as you see that our numbers are comparable to Italy which Italy on a pace. That Italy was on before it had to shut down. Then I tried to because I know a Lotta People. At criticizing Young People College Kids High School kids going out spring break partying all that and yes you could call it selfish because young people you can get it too and you could pass it onto your pear effects on anyone. You could pass on to your parents. You could pass it on to your grandparents. You could pass it on to a complete stranger. But I'm trying to put myself in their shoes back when I was eighteen. Nineteen twenty years old and thinking to myself. Would I self quarantine. Would I be doing the right thing at that stage in my life and so I understand that but I think they're they're being unfairly criticized like I don't know if I would stay spring break? I don't know if I'd stayed. I don't know if I'd go out. I don't know if not you were twenty years. Old Isn't the barometer would forty-six year old isn't the barometer. You can't be the barometer on on the moral way that people should behave on. Behalf of others like selfless. It's not one of your traits now. The college kids like they're only thinking about the now absolves and this is you know this is my last spring break or my first spring break and I don't care and I'm I'm immune to this like I kind of see why college kids would come to act the way they're acting. It doesn't penalty of College Kids. Well because that's the group that's getting widely criticized by adults and so listen. I'd like to think eventually I ended up doing the right thing that my parents were gonNA say. Hey get the hell inside but I do think early on. They were being unfairly criticized. So hopefully are you telling me this is still going on like it was going on like last night. Donald Sound page. Yes it was going on all of I've got to cruise ships outside of my home personal ones. My personal cruise ships are just going in circles out there for the last forty eight hours. They don't have anywhere to dock there just to cruise ships that have been outside in the water for for forty eight hours as right in front of them. The beaches teeming with people getting arrested by police. Like the social. The social distancing isn't available to the police officers to grab people interested in. It seems like a Zombie movie. It really does. Yeah I imagine. I thought like walking over here yesterday. Dropping off this COMREX unit. I thought I was GONNA walk past a sprinting will Smith. I was going somewhere to save all of us. This is a truly disgusting. Sonic experience this show. Because we're wearing headsets. And I can hear every sound that is coming from your body right now including the sweat dripping on the microphone. This is gross. It is stand on healthy. Need to ask for your humble. Forgiveness says we stumble around today. Because we're trying to do this under some difficult circumstances. Mike Stu gods just dropped something at his home. What what what what I mean. It's a mess in here man. I don't know what to tell you I dropped. My phone fell and then a bottle of water fell. And then there's a tiny little way by having my desk here that also fell so it was a three object pile up right so anyways. I ask your forgiveness as we try to do this. Show and give you some sense of normalcy while doing it amid total upheaval. Mike and I are on South Beach. Do God's is ninety minutes away in his dream scenario just wandering in and out of his kitchen and not answering anybody's phone calls and then just sitting down and giving sports opinions that he would be giving to the plant in his house if he were under quarantine and didn't have a microphone. Meanwhile the other producers of this show in order to get on the show half the call into the show. So Chris Cody. Mike told me that you were feeling sad for Tom. Brady this weekend. That amid everything. That's happening around here as Tom. Brady is romping on a beach somewhere with his supermodel wife. You're feeling bad for him. I was still am actually. I'm kind of enjoying this because I just got the UBEREATS. Mcdonald's I caught the first segment. I it's going pretty well for me so far But yes I did feel bad for him. Brady Bunch Okay. So you're gonNA have to You're GONNA have to excuse on. This car was coming to Bristol. Mike was very happy. Mica found the silver lining in the corona virus because ubereats is announced that. It's going to waive delivery Dude Jackpot. I think that's where Chris Cody was going. But yes in the time of panic. I guess we're keeping local businesses going while they all sorts of cities in the US or capping whether or not you can do it in some cities. It's just don't go there all together. Some cities is reduced capacity by fifty percent. I've been heavy on the UBEREATS anyways. As long as available I'm going to hoard it and this is just. I hit the Jackpot with no Uber. Eats fees. This is going to literally saved me hundreds of dollars per week but Mike. Can I ask you a serious question? I love ubereats. I've been I've been enjoying it all weekend as well but aren't you haven't. We arrived at the point where you were nervous about someone else putting their hands on your bag of food like have have. We not arrived at that point yet. Because that's why I want to publish this morning. I was just trying to find a whole budget. Stake some chicken some grilled chicken and just throw it on the grill and do it that way. I mean yeah I'm nervous. It's not really a conversation I wanted to have yes. That's the elephant in the room with all of this. You don't know but honestly you don't know that when you reach for a handle anytime you leave your own home. You're taking some sort of gamble in times like these with Donovan. Mitchell said on one hand it's a little encouraging right because you have someone that's walking around with this virus that's in the news and not feeling anything. So part of you is like okay. Well at least the fear of this thing gripping me it's different for everybody right but there's a chance to see someone like Donovan Mitchell. They're not feeling anything. But also it's equal parts terrifying right because whatever Donovan Mitchell has if he just want him to look like zombies zombies. You want everybody to look like there might be dumb people out there that C well Donovan Mitchell of if I'm not gonNA feel bad then I'll be selfish and I'll just carry this and you never know how it could affect somebody else this is. I don't think I'm going out on a limb when I said when I say this is unprecedented. I think that Chris Cody should get in his car and drive straight to the penalty box and go sit there for five minute major based on his work on just cellphones drive into the ocean. I WanNa know those to God's because the thing that we were talking about last week we were talking about So Kevin Love starts generosity. He gives one hundred thousand dollars to help the little people. The people who aren't making very much in the arena and then the immediate pivot by people was to question why it is that the cavs organization wasn't handling it. I saw so much of that this weekend because so many athletes were giving to take care of the stadium. Workers the arena workers. So many were giving money rudy go. Bear is giving five hundred thousand dollars. Jj Watt is giving three hundred and fifty thousand dollars okay. We're going to get that fixed. Chris cody still on the line coach. What is that Chris Chris? All right go to commercial. Espn radio is presented by progressive insurance. All guests on the Dan Le Batard show appear via the Shell. Pennzoil performance line pennzoil synthetic motor oils made from natural gas. It gives you unbeatable engine protection. The proof is in the pennzoil based on sequence for aware test using S. A. E. Five W. Dash thirty potential. Strap it on situation here Dan. Here's your sportscenter update the NFL has that they memo to its team saying that the new league year. We'll start on time. The League wanted to move back. The start date of the players association would not provide consent saying deals can be made remotely the NBA is at the memo to all team saying that there players can leave their team's home city during the League's hiatus under certain circumstances practices remained banned indefinitely. Nba Owners and executives were preparing for a mid to late. June returned to play and finally in the late. One thousand nine hundred ninety s neuroscientist. Jack pank sat discovered that rats emitted a unique ultrasonic vocalisations more playing or anticipating the opportunity to play with other rats. These chirp seem to indicate a positive emotional state more. There was another context in which rats admitted that sheriff's rats laugh when they were subjected to playful experimental administrated manual. Oh boy so macho sensory stimulation stimulation. I go to hell Mike. Eight everyday language. Rats laugh when they were tickled by the experimenters. In fact rats emitted more laughter when being tickled by people than during any other activity. Where do you need a security camera on your porch to help protect deliveries helping? Keep your family safe when you travel about alerting you when kids get home from school. Where do you need blink? Security cameras visit blinkprotect dot com slash dad for all the way headlines and information tune the sportscenter on ESPN radio all throughout the day. So under the very best of circumstances like optimal conditions. We're a total bleep. Show Mike Ryan is the producer and governor of a total bleep show and yet somehow still a perfectionist. So the last two segments have been an unmitigated disaster. And we're going to stumble around all week figuring out how to do this and hopefully your patient with us. Hopefully it's funnier when we mess up then when we're actually capable but Mike Ryan is getting upset and bothered by the smallest little hiccups the smallest little things for example Mike twice stugatz. We've come back from break in. The music has been a hiccup loud. When you start reading and Mike Clinches is saying to myself listening to the rest of what's going on here. We try to show for America with Stugatz. Ninety minutes away a show that requires rhythm and chemistry an unspoken eye contact. None of our producers are here in the one incompetent. One Who called in just totally torpedoed the show when he called bed online from beyond. So we ask for your patience as we stumble around here. What was the weirdest thing though? Stugatz that you saw this weekend. Because W W E smackdown coming out to empty laser shooting across the WWe. Smackdown trying to do it without fans was amazing to watch. It made me a little sad. But I sort of admired their commitment to entertain. I watched it Dan. This was the most I enjoyed wrestling in some time and I'm looking forward to today's Monday night raw. It's three sixteen so stone. Cold Steve Austin has to be there. It was refreshing and do kind of appreciate that. We're willing to take all the precautions necessary. But we still need the the wrestling and the and they just sorta tout themselves as like. We're here for you in hard times and we're going to find out what John has to say to Bray Wyatt. I love it. I'm fine. I'm fine doing weird to you. Because it was the shooting. Lasers LASERS PRODUCTION VALUE PEOPLE COMING OUT TO NO NOISE. No fans as they did exactly the same intro that they would do if the place was filled with. Fan. Yeah and they were they. Were trying to figure out HOW TO BE A. He'll when there's no crowd to kick off right so you have like no one dimensional wrestlers. That are just bad guys. And what are they going to insult like all the fat people in this town like they have to find new inventive ways to be bad. So we'll see and still no formal announcement on wrestlemainia Vince. Mcmahon is just going to hold out until someone tells them in the morning doing the opposite. He's like everything is going on as usual so everything is going to happen as usual. You guys are going to get Kabaeva. Ferguson did you guys watch the UFC card. 'cause I did and I watch you getting me. It never looked so good to me. I don't know I don't even like the sport. This league looked amazing. I had to open parlays close because of that you see action so I'm very thankful for it. I'm honestly cool with the UFC fighting. And I know that's kind of like a hot take these days. It makes everybody uncomfortable but I need to make sure that these fighters are getting tested tested. Correct I need to make sure at least give me that. And there's all sorts of chatter coming out that they weren't really getting tested down in Brazil that makes me uneasy we've seen with NBA TEAMS NBA. Teams are having more success. Finding these tests and a lot of people are in their normal hometown. So if we're GONNA keep pushing through with the combat sports and sort of admitting to us to ourselves we have a different standard for wrestling and combat sports. At least get the message out there that these people are getting tested. Did you see Stugatz that Christian would of the of the Pistons tested positive for the Corona virus? After playing the jazz. He was matched up on Rudy Gobert. And because he was matched up on rudy go bare he ends up testing positive for the corona virus. I saw that Rachel Nichols tweeted out. Some sympathy compassion about making mistakes to rudy. Gobert who Bruce Arthur in Toronto is calling the idiot hero because he really did he stopped sports rudy. Gobert has been hugely apologetic. He donated half a million dollars because he feels so stupid. We have sound. I don't know how to throw to it. I don't know I'm scared to throw it to sound what's the queue number Bristol of Rudy? Go bare sounding. Hugely apologetic is if half a million dollars. Doesn't do the trick quite enough. If I let's try trick here Stugatz at the height of the entertainment ladder. I throw it to Bristol right now and ask for some Rudy. Gobert nervous my oh. I think we should gamble on this earth. WanNa find the wait a minute hold on so you want to gamble with Mike. What is the what is the bet you WANNA put on? Whether or not personal has the sound I need. Are you betting that yes they? This feels like a magical power to have where I just sort of. Think of a sound and then it appears. Let's see how how fast they could find that ED or Giron? Psa and just go ahead and play it while we're talking amongst each other because Iran. Do you believe in miracles? Yes sir. What's your dog's guts city? That is. That's my dog Finnegan. Yeah I'm wondering if we have this power with any sound you just mentioned the Al Michaels call like if Dan just starts asking for the AL MICHAELS. Find that if you have it just interrupted shows this amazing power at any point that you have that sound of Michael. Calling the nineteen eighty Olympic miracle. On ice it feel free to just throw it into the broadcast of. Give me a couple of seconds here. Filibustering about what my point was last segment. I like the challenge and then after that David. Blatt breaking down the goosebumps stugatz should play everybody in Brazil. Play David Blatt. Sound breaking down the game two of the NBA final doing the degree of difficulty too. Hard to God's ear people do amazing things every day so it makes no sense that they shouldn't feel confident about doing their taxes. Turbo ties believes that with the right tools and encouragement people can do anything even taxes and turbo tax live. You can have access to. 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Stu Gods writes the following some thoughts from a former minor league player baseball player who wished to remain anonymous. You Walk into work tomorrow. Your boss tells you and your co workers that the company has suspended operations due to the virus and you are all being sent home for an unknown length of time could be a few weeks a few months. You will also not receive your salary for the duration of the suspended operations bills. It needs to be paid so you look to get another job. No one will hire you because you will have to up and leave to return to your previous job. Once operations continue. You have bills that need to be paid so you look into filing for unemployment. You are denied because you're still under contract with your previous company that suspended operation. You have bills that need to be paid but your hands are tied. And you're at the mercy of your company who suspended operations. This is what minor league baseball players are going through right now. All while they're company wants them to stay in shape and be ready to perform at the drop of a hat so these players have to work out and train but many training facilities are closing due to the pandemic throw away. The arguments of these players being paid too low because while that is very true they are just looking for some support from the billion dollar organization. That is supposed to look out for their best interest. The very first comment after that the very first comment is seriously people are dying and we should feel bad for these guys. Yeah that's where we are with this stuff. The same thing happened to Scott. Van Pelt Scott Van Pelt decides to he he goes. Is that your dog again Finnegan? Yeah any Scott. Van Pelt tweeted so many college and high school athletes saw their seasons. Maybe their playing careers. Just end no sendoff. No nothing we WANNA fix. That shared their stories photos and videos. Here we should certainly have the room for some to join the show. Let's celebrate them Hashtag senior night and a guy. The first comment is a guy playing a tiny violin with the same comments seriously. People are dying and we should feel bad for the college kids like that. The funny thing is to me I just saw the. Jj Watt like J. J. Watt donated. Three hundred and fifty thousand dollars and somebody's first common after that was to. How much of YOU GIVEN STU got? How much have you given? Where can you put your dog? That is a little less. Invasive Stu gods and it's a very good question I'll have to go outside and talk to abby kids What the what. The hell was that sound. I don't know what that sound. What does that sound Dan? You know what that means right. You don't know what that means no way to get it be the NFL news. It never stops today Dan. It literally means it's never stopping the cowboys have tagged Dak Prescott. The bengals have tagged wide receiver. A green Poop is Brown because of dead red blood cells and bile that riot tannahill gets one hundred. Eighteen million dollars. Ninety one million guaranteed. He threw fifteen passes in the playoffs last year. One hundred fifty yards Dak Prescott had over four thousand yards thirty touchdowns he cannot get a long term deal with the Dallas cowboys. I mean it's unbelievable. Dag Is playing a dangerous game. Here with the cowboys. They tag 'em one year. No long-term deal tannahill gets one hundred. Eighteen million dollars for a couple of decent games in the regular season and Dak Prescott is still awaiting a long term deal Granville. Who's who is. Who's angrier today is attacked Prescott for being franchised or is it derrick henry because Tannahill just got as you said one hundred eighteen million ninety one mill guaranteed twenty nine point five per year and what he did in the playoffs was mostly hand off to Derrick Henry. And Derrick Henry gets franchise at a time that the running backs to God's is even less valuable than he was two years ago because the new collective bargaining agreement makes it that Devante Freeman just got waived because devante freeman just got waived because Bomani Jones has been pointing this out. There's no middle class anymore in the NFL. Like you're either top fifteen at your position or your somebody who can be waived totally disposable and no nowhere more than running back even if you're Derrick Henry who owns the play offs. I think if you're asking me WHO's WHO's most upset it's gotta be Derrick Henry Tannahill. I understand. You have to take care of the quarterback. That's the most important position sport most important position in sports but you look back to the AFC divisional playoff game against the Ravens Day. And it gets that team at Baltimore ten. He'll threw the ball. Fourteen Times. Henry ran the ball thirty times for one hundred ninety five yards. I mean he has to be upset right. That guy takes a beating. He delivers a beating but he ran the ball. Thirty th they ran into the ground and they're going to do it again this year and he has to be upset that he doesn't have a long term deal. Where's Tom Brady going to end up like? Are there how many options are there? Is it just now? Tampa Bay and is down already as this starts to Tampa Bay in New England like I heard. The dolphins are in that in that mix. God putting up. But why would he? Why would he go? He's got to go to a place that's close to winning. Why the hell would he go to the dolphins the box that doesn't make any sense? I mean the the the team. That's the closest to winning. Is the team that he was that he was on the Patriots. So I mean I don't know Bryant Florez Nice weather. Young team gets the plate for two years gets to teach lessons to to. I mean maybe it's maybe the decent body of Tom Brady and the Athens of anything else being available to him home but he wants to win. All right we're going to talk some football in the next hour. We've got Chris Mortensen coming up. He's GonNa join us. Explain some of the things going on with this collective bargaining agreement. Dominic Foxworth is going to help us with that as well and so is kinds. But we've also got to God's because we're gonNA shame shame the gougers the corona virus gougers. We've got the reporter who shamed this guy in. I don't remember whether it was Kentucky or Tennessee. Who got seventeen thousand seven hundred hand sanitizers? He's GonNa join us in the twelve thirty hour but Chris Mortenson is gonNA join us next.

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BGN Memories #1: The Playoff History of Eagles vs. Saints

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BGN Memories #1: The Playoff History of Eagles vs. Saints

"They. Hi, this is Jim. Check out our podcast step over. We'll be ballers podcast work for all of your Sixers needs layer analysis. Game breakdowns with a colts in headband and more subscribed. Liberty Bowers podcasts he'd I tune Stitcher Spotify or ever you get your favorite podcasts. And check out the step over a podcast about Sixers basketball. Mostly. Hello leading green nation and welcome back to BGN radio. I'm John Stolnis from bleeding green nation dot com. You can follow me on Twitter at John Stolnis. And I know everybody's real jacked up for this eagles saints divisional playoff round game coming up here on Sunday. And this is not a typical BGN radio episode Brigham doing a new feature here on the bleeding green Asian podcast feed called BGN memories. And the reason I want to do this is this is just going to be a shorter podcast probably in the twenty to thirty minute range. Maybe sometimes even a little bit shorter than that. Maybe sometimes we go a little bit longer. But what I lack in the Xs and os expertise that you normally hear from kissed in Seoul AC I'm more than make up for in the fact that I'm going to die before either one of those two guys. And so I've been watching three decades of eagles football going all the way back to the beginning of the Buddy Ryan era. And you know, this eagles franchise has played a lot of games. Over the last three decades, or so and in particular, they have played the New Orleans Saints number of times during the play offs. And on this episode of BGN memories. I'm going to take a look back at all three. Previous eagles saints games in the postseason, including two that took place in the Superdome. So it is a longer history between these two franchises in the postseason than you would ordinarily think about these two teams have played each other in nineteen ninety two in two thousand six and into thousand fourteen and the eagles are one and two in their franchise history against the New Orleans Saints in the play offs and the first game. We're gonna take a look at tonight was the first year of the Ricci Kotite era in nineteen ninety two and really this. This is a team that consisted entirely of Buddy, Ryan guys. Now, you have to put this this playoff game into context because it really was during a course in the eagles franchise history. When. Not a lot had gone right for for those of you who have grown up on this current eagles team. And the eagles teams of the Andy Andy Reid era moving forward. You don't really understand the pain that a lot of eagles fans felt could be before the Andy Reid era began, and it's one of the reasons why the Super Bowl win last year was so emotional for so many of us, and it's because of the stretch of football that I'm going to talk to you about right now before the eagles beat the saints in the nineteen ninety two wildcard playoff. It had been eighteen years since this franchise had won a playoff game. The last time they had won a playoff game before the nineteen ninety two a playoff game against the New Orleans. Saints was the nineteen eighty NFC championship game against the Dallas Cowboys, you know, the game that got the eagles into the Super Bowl against the Oakland Raiders and coming into nineteen ninety two in the last three years of the butter of the Buddy Ryan era. The eagles had. Been knocked down to the playoffs in each in the first round in each of those three seasons in one thousand nine hundred eight the eagles loss to the bears in the fog bowl game. Which you heard a lot about last week because the eagles were playing the bears and Soldier Field. Once again in nineteen eighty nine. Randall Cunningham was absolutely brutal and the offense sucked in a home playoff loss to the Rams and in nineteen ninety just weeks after beating the Redskins at the vet in the body bag game. The Redskins came back to Philadelphia and got their revenge in a wildcard round victory by beating the eagles in buddy Ryan's final game as eagles head coach that was that was a tough one because we all remember the body bag game. And what a lot of Philadelphians. Forget is that why shington the last laugh that season everybody and the eagles then missed the playoffs in nineteen Ninety-one despite going ten and six a loss to the Cowboys and the peninsula week of the season ended their playoff hopes, and perhaps the greatest defense and NFL history was forced to watch the postseason from home. Home after Randall Cunningham was lost for the season. After getting his knee blown out in the second quarter of the first game of the season. People of a certain generation remember that as the Bryce pop game named after the defensive linemen who dove into Cunningham's knee with his helmet and tore up his cell. And I remain convinced that eagles team was winning the Super Bowl that year. If rantel cutting him in stay healthy, they're winning the Super Bowl as as was Jim McMahon came in as the backup. But he was hurt for most of the season Brad Gabel and Jack Kemp trying to to win football games. And it just there's a it's a miracle. They won ten games that season anyway. And then in the summer of nineteen Ninety-two coming into the ninety two season just months before the start of the season all world defensive tackle Jerome Brown was killed in a car accident. And that devastated the team they dedicated the nineteen Ninety-two season to Jerome's memory. Randall Cunningham was also coming back from his ACL tear. And so there was the Alabi back. Scrambling hats that were out everywhere. So this nineteen ninety two team. Had a lot of juice to it coming into the season. And they started off red hot came out of the gates on fire. Ran ran their record to four. No after a huge Monday night beatdown of the Dallas Cowboys at home, and then they hit the skids in the middle of the season before late season rally got them to eleven and five and a wildcard playoff game on the road in New Orleans against the saints again, Richie Richie Kotite was the head coach of that team. But again, this was done with buddy, Ryan's guys. And like I said this was a fan base coming into this playoff game that had seen their team lose three straight playoff series in the first round and had gone eighteen years without a playoff victory. Contrast at two now, the eagles have won fourteen playoff games since the year two thousand only the patriots with twenty seven and the ravens and Steelers with fifteen each have more than the eagles since two thousand. So you go from a franchise when eighteen years between winning a playoff game. And now a franchise that has won fourteen since the year two thousand. It's a different era kids, and that's what we're looking at here as we enter this game in ninety two things started off slowly for the eagles as the saints took the opening drive for a seven nothing lead. But the eagles answered back with this fifty seven yard strike from Cunningham to Fred Barnett to tie the game at seven seven. Quiet down from fifty seven yards away. To go to barn. It would have a monster game in this one. And we'll have some more heroic from him a bit later on. However, the eagles watched as the saints scored a Morten Andersen field goal and then a Quin early touchdown in the second quarter. Touchdown for the last winter. Leded seventeen. And that was the score at halftime in the saints. Then extended that lead to twenty seven after another Anderson field goal in the third quarter. And all Philadelphia. I remember watching this game just thinking here we go. Again, we talk about Nick foles being a clutch quarterback in the first half of this New Orleans game. You could already see the narrative being written. This was going to be another first round choke job by this group of eagles players who we have now all come to revere in the decade since these guys all played Reggie, White, CLYDE Simmons. Randall Cunningham, Keith Byars, Calvin Williams. Fred Barnett, all those different guys Eric Alan west Hopkins. Seth Joyner this time, it was going to be different. Once once Morton Anderson hit that field goal to twenty two seventy eagles decided to stop screwing around a Roger Ruzevic forty odd field goal cut the deficit to twenty ten and then cutting him and Barnett hooked up for what would be the turning point of the game. Having spectacular from thirty five yards away covered. Enjoyed against sewn. He can do it against double coverage. Here. It is again double coverage have two guys on them far. Fred far and catches the ball. This was an incredible play by Barnette. He went up into the air skied full extension when above the rim as Chris Collins worth likes to say in between two defenders and did a Nestea splash into the end zone. Catching the ball for his second. Second touchdown of the game in all Arkansas. Fred caught four balls for one hundred two yards with two touchdowns on the day. He and Calvin Williams actually teamed up to form a pretty fierce duo on the outside for Cunningham in nineteen Ninety-two bar net. Caught sixty seven balls in ninety two for one thousand eighty three yards and six touchdowns while Williams as the number two receiver caught forty two passes for five hundred ninety eight yards and seven touchdowns one more than Fred Barnett and that Barnett touchdown made the score twenty two seventeen and it is at this point that saints quarterback. Bobby a bear began to disintegrate right in front of our eyes. All right. Buddy was that sets Joyner interception. Saints territory said the eagles up for another touchdown this one by bruising running back heat Sherman who emerged in the second half of the season to overtake Herschel Walker as the team's leading runner for a six yard touchdown that put the eagles on top twenty four to twenty. Sure. Charts? And now, you could just feel it. The eagles had taken over the Superdome and Bobby a bear in the poor New Orleans Saints. So at this point was still for all of their history. A completely hapless organization as well. You could just feel the tide had turned the momentum was on Philadelphia side in the waves were crashing on Bobby Abe air after being pinned back near his own goal line. Reggie White came through the line for a sack and a safety on a bear. Register with. Safety. Same thing process, Iran's you're right over Bobby Abeer. Coming from a bears right knocked spanned Brock down runs over him and knocks eight down for two point safety. And then thing about it for defensive lineman. He even knows the signal that made the score twenty six to twenty a ruse field goal. Followed to make it twenty nine to twenty and then Eric Allan put the icing on the cake. The little cherry on top Jerome Brown. Devastated. Harman was one of the guys. Airbags? Buyer gallon. Get ready for Dallas. Eagle that eighteen yard interception return for a touchdown. Made the score thirty six to twenty and the eagles finally got that postseason win that had looted them for the previous four years cutting him finish the game with a ninety two point four passer rating going nineteen for twenty five for two hundred nineteen yards. Two touchdowns in an interception. It was easily the best playoff game of his career. He threw for more yards in the fog bowl, but also had three interceptions. And of course, they lost that game. And don't forget cutting him had gotten pulled in the Redskins playoff game. In nineteen ninety buddy. Ryan was just trying to do anything to try to save his job because he knew he loses that game against the Redskins. Norman brame wanted Buddy Ryan out. Anyway, it's unlikely that anything other than a Super Bowl win. And maybe even a Super Bowl win would have been able to save buddy his job. But certainly losing that game in one thousand nine hundred third straight year. They had been kicked out of the first round of the playoffs was enough was enough to. Earn buddy. Well, wasn't fired necessarily his contract was not renewed. But we all know what that means, buddy. Ryan was let go and nineteen Ninety-two Rich Kotite cleaned up with Ryan guys. And finally got that postseason win that Philadelphia had been craving for its first in eighteen years. One of the unsung heroes in that game. Of course was Sherman who ran the ball twenty one times for a hundred and five yards. Most of them just running over people heats Sherman was just a little bulldozer, and he was he had a he had a nice stretch run in the second half of ninety two never did much after that. But for that playoff run. He was he was outstanding for the eagles gaining really tough yards when they needed it. Unfortunately, the eagle's playoff run ended the following ended the following week getting blown out by the Cowboys in the divisional round of the playoffs. Thirty four to twelve that was of course, what spurred the Cowboys onto the first of three titles in the Troy Aikman Emmitt Smith. Michael Irvin trio that they would get three in four seasons and the eagles just completely outclassed in Dallas after outclassing Dallas Philadelphia on that Monday night game in week four of the season. Just a bitterly disappointing end to a season that I think a lot of thought that nineteen ninety two eagles team had a real chance to win the Super Bowl. They seem to have all the pieces, but for whatever reason. That group of guys just couldn't keep it together. And then after nineteen Ninety-two it all fell apart free agency came to the NFL and everybody left Reggie White left for the Green Bay Packers. Everybody left a Randall Cunningham got hurt again in nineteen Ninety-three. The eagles didn't make the postseason, and it was just it was a it turned into a nightmare. Norman Braman didn't wanna pay anybody didn't believe in free agency. And the eagles lost every sing just about every single good player that they had we know Rich Kotite oversaw the nineteen ninety four utter collapse of team that went seven and two to start the season. And then lost their last seven games to finish seven and nine that was in Jeff Lawry's first season owning the team, and then we moved onto the Ray Rhodes era and and the team transitioned into a whole other time, but that nineteen Ninety-two season still one of the most memorable of my life. And it was just that that New Orleans playoff win was so cathartic because it made you realize these guys can win a playoff game, and coincidentally that would be the very last time. Anyone would beat the New Orleans Saints in the Superdome? The last time. The saints have lost a playoff game at home was that nineteen ninety two eagles loss because in two thousand six the eagles would get another crack at the saints in the playoffs in the Superdome. Now, I wrote about the two thousand six season for BGN a little while ago back in November. I think because the two thousand six season was a lot like this two thousand eighteen season. The eagles were five and six after eleven games in two thousand six and just look dead in the water. They had no shot and they had to play the Carolina Panthers in for their twelve game of the season, which I think was week thirteen. And then they had all three division rivals on the road in three straight weeks before finishing up against the Atlanta Falcons at home. They also lost their stored at starting quarterback. Donovan McNabb for the season with backup quarterback Jeff Garcia taking over. Now. I know the eagles have had some luck with backup quarterbacks in their time. Haven't they we know what? Jeff Garcia did in that two thousand six season. Remember AJ feely coming through and mopping up. The what was it the two thousand two season after Donovan McNabb had missed the last few weeks. The eagles around the table finishing ten six and won the NFC east. So here they are in the wildcard round having beaten, the New York Giants at home on a less. Second field goal by David Akers to make to win twenty three to twenty in a heart-stopper and then had to go into New Orleans to play a saints team. That also went ten and six during the regular season and won the NFC south. But that tenant six record was enough to earn the saints first round bye in the playoffs. Must have been nice. And so into New Orleans we go. This was the first postseason game. Played by the saints at the Superdome after Hurricane Katrina building. That obviously seen a lot of suffering in the days following that storm. So there was a lot of emotion in the building for that game. And the game started off in the eagles favor with a hit that has become legendary in eagles Lor and all you need to know are two names. Sheldon Brown and Reggie Bush lines up as a tailback breeze swings. Away an incomplete pass. And a crunchy hip put on by Sheldon Brown Jim Johnson because he brought pressure, but he still had Sheldon Brown on the flat to come and put up a big hit. Reggie Bush was completely exposed despite that hit the eagles fell behind six two nothing. Thanks to to John Carney field goals but early in the second quarter Garcia hit wide receiver. Dante stallworth on a long bomb downfield to put the birds on top again, Dr SIA plus the pocket, and he has Dante stallworth wide open. Put race to the end. So goes in for the touchdown. So they worked on frit Thomas as was their plan and a seventy five yard pass a game. That would see saw back and forth. The saints retook the lead on Reggie Bush four yard run. He recovered after that brutal. Head to terrorize the team that day with seventy four all purpose yards to make it thirteen to seven but just before halftime. The eagles went back on top. Thanks to a one yard touchdown. Run by Brian Westbrook. Soaring over the top of the offense line to make it fourteen to thirteen heading into the break. Now could have been more because just a few seconds to go. New Orleans was forced upon and there was like twenty four seconds on the clock, and they are deep in their own territory and the eagles. I don't know. I still to this day. Don't know if it was a fake punt by New Orleans, or whether there was just a blocking breakdown, but the eagles had a man completely unblocked running right toward New Orleans punter and New Orleans punter saw him stopped his punting motion. And then just ran fifteen yards for a first down. I don't think it was a trick play. I think there was a total breakdown in the eagles just missed tackling the punter back. At his own twenty yard line or blocking potentially blocking kicker forcing a fumble. That could have given the eagles another three points three points that would have been huge in this game after halftime, however Westbrook once again hopped into the scoring sheet with an electrifying sixty two yard run that put the eagles up by eight twenty one to thirteen thousand four Westbrook. First baby. Westbrook. The twenty yard line. It has a shot at them. Touchdown carrying Joe's Bullock's in for the score fifty seven yards for Westbrook. And that is a second touchdown of the game. Westbrook. Had a monster game for the eagles with one hundred sixteen yards on just thirteen carries and two touchdowns on the day. But unfortunately, the saints running back to McAllister. Well, you know, what they outperformed Brian Westbrook. He was heating up with two scoring two straight touchdowns in the third quarter to give the saints the lead twenty seven to twenty one. I five years trying to push the file and he does a job of it. Fedral on the day. Mcallister rushed for one hundred forty three yards on twenty one carries and added another touchdown through the air. The eagles would add a field goal with eleven eight in the fourth quarter to make it a twenty seven twenty four game. But couldn't get into position to tie the game. With with lots of time left on the clock. They did get one more shot towards the end and the ending of this game was especially infuriating for a couple of different reasons as the eagles were driving with just under two minutes left. They had appeared to convert a fourth and ten play to keep the drive alive and put them within about ten to fifteen yards of field goal range and tying the puppy up. But it was not to be closer. Pass his. Is basket play back down at the forty yard live penalty marker down. Close start. The noise down here. Definitely affected him. That's why they got. Can you believe that you handle the crab noise? The entire night. You get to a four in ten with the season on the line. Scott you inside flinches a little bit. The first time that you struggle in the crowd noise with a penalty on that play. What a great job by Jeff Garcia standard in their delivering the ball to hate basket. Sonata only was that a killer. False start the eagles than at with with the fourth and fifteen decided to punt the ball back to New Orleans with under two minutes left in the game. Now, look, I know that the eagles had all three timeouts left. And so the argument is you pin that you pin the saints deep you force you force it three and out with your defense use your timeouts and get the ball back in good field position rather than go with fourth and fifteen which odds are better. I guess I'm just so used to seeing Doug Peterson go for it in these situations to to have destiny in his own hands as opposed to kicking it away. And and hoping that the saints don't convert a first down that I was just I would have just expected the eagles to go for it. And I was shocked when I rewind the game and saw that they punted that. Andy Reid punted the ball away. They had the ball near their own forty and given how McAllister had been running all over the mall game. I do not think the eagles should've punted the ball back to the saints. But instead they did and read what the cower coward route asked his defense to get a stop. And when they couldn't the saints ran out the clock and won the game on the day. Jeff Garcia went fifteen for thirty. Not a great completion percentage. But for two hundred forty yards and a touchdown Brees was twenty for thirty two for two hundred forty three yards and a touchdown in tents tightly fought battles a great game. It just didn't go the eagles way. And I think I think Andy Reid really screwed that game up at the end by not going for it on fourth and fifteen I know it's fourth and fifteen but I hate putting the ball away and asking your defense to get a stop in that situation, especially when you're defense hadn't been able to stop the New Orleans running game all day long New Orleans within lose the following week in Chicago in the NFC championship game against the bears. Finally, we move along to two thousand fourteen which. The height of chip mania in Philadelphia. It's almost easy to forget nowadays. Isn't it that chip Kelly was the the man with the head coach of this team? I really sometimes forget he existed in this town because of all success Doug Peterson has had six succeeding him. And you know, there was a time though in chip Kelly was the savior of this football team. He'd led the eagles this year from foreign twelve record the season before in reads last year to attend and six record and the NFC east title started the season with Michael Vick quarterback. But Vick suffered a hamstring injury in week six, and then Nick foles took over and foles as we all remember went on a kill crazy rampage quarterback going eight and two as a starter. He threw twenty seven touchdowns and only two interceptions in ship Kelly's offense good for a one hundred nineteen point zero passer rating that season now as we washed foles, we didn't really think he was the long-term answer quarterback because he wasn't fit with the Kelly offense. It was argued at the time that ship needed a running quarterback too. Operate his RPO system properly, which is obviously something foles is not. But they made it work that year and going into the playoffs. Nobody wanted to play the eagles. But in came drew Brees and the saints Philadelphia for a wild card showdown at link the saints where the number six seed, and the eagles were the number three seed, of course, the breeze foles matchup that day was a rematch that is set for this weekend. We all know these two both attended the same high school in Austin, Texas, Westlake high school ten years apart from each other that rivalry, of course, was talked about quite a bit in the days leading up to the game in two thousand fourteen. And of course, it's been a part of the narrative leading up to the game this weekend against New Orleans. The game got off to a slow start offensively as both teams are trying to find their footing. Neither team scored in the first quarter. And the saints jumped on top with Shayne Graham field goal in the second quarter. But the birds would answer back inside the two minute warning. In the pocket, and then the pooper Clarkston. That ten yard strike from foles to Riley Cooper was insane. As foles held the ball with virtually no one around him for about five and a half seconds in the pocket before throwing it to Cooper in the end zone. The saints as you heard. We're just rushing three and just they didn't come anywhere near foles. He just sat back there. Just bouncing around looking for his guys and finally found Cooper in the end zone Cooper later in the game. Would absolutely kill the eagles. Because there's a play where foles is throws a beautiful ball to a crossing Cooper about seven eight yards in front of them. But there is there are no saints around Cooper and Cooper seems to know it and starts looking downfield before he catches the ball and misses the bunny right in front of him. He have gone for forty or fifty yards might scored on the play which would have been a huge turning point in the game. As it is the eagles had to punt and did not take advantage of. And I still believe Riley Cooper, probably wakes up in a cold sweat thinking about that play. He should. Because you gotta catch that ball Riley. That's place. Still bug me. I saw I saw it as watching that game again this week. And it still gets me upset. Anyway, the ten yard strike from foles to Riley Cooper was insane. The eagles go on top seven to six heading into the locker room. But then the saints pardon me, the saints did manage to add a field goal just before the half to make it seven to six eagles going into the locker room the saints. Then went on the March in the third quarter with Lance more hauling in a twenty four yard touchdown pass from drew Brees to make it thirteen to seven. That was followed by Mark Ingram. Four yard touchdown to make it twenty two seven New Orleans and things were not looking good for Philadelphia at home. But Nick foles endless Shawn McCoy led the team back with under a minute to go in the third McCoy scored on fourth in one from yard out to make it twenty two fourteen. Six four and goals. Comes and goes into the inside you'll clock at one. Mccloy goes. Alex Henry and Shayne Graham traded fourth quarter field goals to make twenty three to seventeen saints. But then foles led the team down for the go ahead score with four fifty four left connecting with hey, did, you know, he was still on the team in two thousand that he was on the team in two thousand fourteen rookies Zach ertz with the go ahead touchdown to make it twenty four to twenty three. Kind of funny too. Good chance foles to urge will once again play a huge role in the game on Sunday. That's a winning connection from SuperBowl fifty two. We should we should have known it, right then. And there that falls to earth would be clutch. Now, you may find people always joking about the foles leaving field with the lead will visit the game. They're talking about because foles left with the lead with four fifty four left on the clock after not playing very good game. At all. He was not very good in this game Twenty-three for thirty three for just one hundred ninety five yards in two touchdowns. Although that was worth a one oh five rating because of the completion percentage and the lack of turnovers, but breeze. Meanwhile, when twenty thirty for two hundred fifty yards, but he had a lower passer rating because the two interceptions to go with his touchdown for rating of seventy five point seven. However breeze had the ball last and with four fifty four left in the game the saints slowly bled. The clock as they moved into field goal range picking up first downs. And there was nothing. The eagles could do to stop them. Finally, Shane grand stepped. With three seconds left and a thirty two yard field goal standing right in front of him. In folks. There would be no double doing on this play from thirty two. Right. Down broad street. And the crowd did silence. So chip Kelly's only playoff game with the eagles ended in a twenty six to twenty four home field wildcard loss, and he would never coach another postseason game again as an NFL head coach. We all know how the Kelly saga ended in Philadelphia. He would go ten and six in two thousand fourteen but missed the playoffs after a big late season collapse. He was then fired with one game left in the two thousand fifteen season after going six nine and coaching team that just looked like it had nothing going for it. They had stopped listening to chip Kelly. It was clear to a lot of us that Kelley needed to go and Jeffrey Loria did it, of course, his replacement was Doug Peterson. And we all know how that worked out. And now, we have foles versus breeze two point. Oh this weekend. Only this time. It's an tougher place to play in the Superdome. So the eagles have their work cut out for the maybe they still have this going for them that they are the last team to beat the eagles in the Superdome. How? However, I don't think it really has anything to do with with the team going in there this Sunday afternoon at four at four forty eastern time. It's still four forty eastern time. Once again, the eagles taking on the heavily favored saints in the Superdome. But these teams have very interesting playoff history. And I'm really I'm guessing that we're gonna see yet another close game between these two teams on Sunday afternoon. But folks that'll do it for this episode of BG and memories if you liked it, please leave a rating and a review at apple podcasts. Let me know what you think. And if you wouldn't mind lever of you for all of the shows at bleeding green nation, the Kistin Solex show BGN radio and the Scotia all the other shows we have for you here on bleeding green. And thank you all for for downloading and for commenting and for rating the show you got some into up into the top thirty the top thirty podcasts in sports and recreation on apple podcasts that is insane guys. 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