33 Burst results for "James Connor"
"james connor" Discussed on Ultraflex Football
"By running back, sit of the week. Is going to be James Connor versus the San Francisco forty-niners. So the Broncos defense might be good, but they aren't the number one ranked rush defense that is the forty-niners. They are allowing in fantasy points only 10.44 points per game to opposing running backs. That's all running back. It's not just the starting running back. So Conor did have a big game last week with two touchdowns. It probably is tough to set them just with the nature of the running back position, injuries, buys, and that, but I think this is a game to lower your expectations. And if you do have somebody better to definitely play them. We don't know, again, if Kyler Murray is going to be playing or not, which affects that offense as a whole, I know they did I think score what, 27 points last week with autumn, but maybe it doesn't. We'll see. I'm sitting in against the forty-niners. So James Connor is my sit. And last week, I said to sit down Singletary and the bills decided to run like crazy in the first half. He had a couple of touchdowns. Could have ended up a lot worse if they didn't just not run at all in the second half. So you only ended up with 16 points after scoring two touchdowns in the first quarter. Unreal. Yeah. Oh man. Get that bill's negative vibes out of here, man. That game was so hard to watch. I got sick. I'm talking about that game. All right. Last week, I said sit Brandon cooks. Which was a good call yet four catches for 37 yards and a 5 yard run, something like that. So we had like 8 fantasy points. This week, wide receiver 36 on the year, like I said, Jay's cool playful, his wide receiver 49. So I'm going a little low. Paris Campbell. Set yourself some Paris Campbell and throw in Chase claypool if you have them on the same team. This last three games with Matt Ryan, Harris Campbell's. He scored 1823 and 20. Where he's averaged about ten targets in those three games and caught a touchdown in every one of them. It sounds like I'm telling you why you should be starting him. But
"james connor" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"Reason Tony Pollard can make those big plays is because Ezekiel oled is grinding up the middle of the gut for three and a half yards, a couple of times. And then they get Tony Pollard mismatched against the defense, given their wide receiver situation, and I really love Jalen tolbert, by the way, and just speaking of sort of like rookie sleepers. But given their wide receiver situation, they're going to use more in the passing game, Zeke's still going to get at least 16 touches a game by one of the better offensive lines in football. He's still going to get all the red zone work. 11 touchdowns. He's going to have double touchdowns. He's going back. I think on Yahoo's going is like running back 15, 16, he's going like running back 18, 20 on ESPN. He's going way too late. I'm at 13, I believe. Again, he's snoozy. He's boring, but even if he's not more, even if he loses some efficiency, just the volume that he's going to get this year on that offense anyway. James, James Connor is another one like that. Oh yeah. Wait a second. He's been around a while. Not that excited about him. And everyone and so, you know, so many people are like, oh, James Connor can be regression to the meat. There's no way he scores 18 touchdowns again. Except for the fact that he absolutely could. People are people like it was so fluke. And I'm like, actually, look at cliff Kingsbury. Since cliff Kingsbury, last two years, under cliff Kingsbury, the Arizona Cardinals top four in the NFL in goal to go rushing attempts in red zone rushing attempts. Like this is a part of what he does. Last year, if you go back and look at my love hate from last year, I had James Connor as a love and one of the reasons I have been as well as I'm like, look, two years ago, freaking Kenyan Drake was actually tied for the NFL lead in goal to go carry. It's like, who's giving Kenyan Drake that many gold to go carries. It was cliff Kingsbury. That's just how he wants to operate his offense. And so now you've got to get a guy like James Connor, who, since he came to the NFL, has been one of the league leaders in terms of touchdown conversions. So he's got one of the highest percentage of conversion of touchdowns on goal to go carry since he came into the NFL. Now he's going to an offense that's going to be really good in scoring position office. Often and James Connor is really going to run the whole line. Of course, I didn't expect 18 touchdowns, but I expected a lot, a lot of touchdowns, right? Here's the stack point. I just looked it up. So last year, and for the 6 games that Edmunds missed, chase Edmonds visit is obviously now in Miami. He finishes a top ten running back for those 6 games. He had 15 rushing touchdowns tied for the second most 18 total touchdowns. Again, he has been one of the best guys in terms of goal to go situations. In the NFL since he came into the league. And so yeah, James Connor health is an issue I get it, but just drop Darrell Williams. He's going to be the bell cow running back for one of the best offenses in football. And he's being treated like, you know, whatever. He's being treated as a mid tier RV two, honestly. And people are scared to your point. There's going to be regression,
"james connor" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"Offer. All right, let's go on to the running backs. These guys, I mean, look, James Connor, James Connor, by the way, the greatest freedom sign of all time about four months ago. Back on the free agent market. So I don't know, maybe someone just gives him a big contract at this point, but James Connor, Leonard fournette, Rashad penny, sort of the big power runners. Sony Michelle, you could throw in there. Those guys are all interesting to me. If you want to get the back end of Melvin Gordon at this point, or if you want to Raheem mostert and see if he can stay healthy and maybe recapture that late 2019 magic. But I don't know if any of these guys are necessarily difference makers, but stylistically they fit what teams are looking for at this point. Well, certainly from a power standpoint, but if I'm, you know, I love the fact that Cordero Patterson and James White are on here and I think I'm going to expand on this at some point, but guess what, you know, every team is dropping 7. Guess who's getting the ball more often out of the backfield because you receivers aren't open. You're running back. Guess what you're going to need. You're running back to be able to make plays out of the backfield. Those are the only two guys in this class that I think can do that. And so you're going to need, I mean, it's going to be back to the way it was, right? The three down back is dead again. And you're going to need a power guy to get teams out of that too high shell kind of defense and you're going to need a finesse guy to be able to beat it when you're down a touchdown and 7 minutes left. In the game. And so I think this, I think this class presents kind of a fair sampling of both of those things..
"james connor" Discussed on Fantasy Football Overtime
"You're gonna be starting from minnesota if you need to start kirk and a super flex absolutely When it comes to arizona man did they look good especially that kylie hopkins connection that was beautiful touchdown that hopkins scored on on one of them. He had two touchdowns. But i'm also starting and if i need to start cristian kirk and beat league. I'm considering it. After his performance like that whole offense look really really good. I'm not starting james connor. I think this is This is chase edmund dolphin. You might start cristian kirk after that. Yeah i think you want all the pieces of this arizona offense that you get. I would even consider starting rondell more ex. Christian kirk is an easy wide receiver. Three in a three wide receiver league in a three wide receiver league. I'm starting christian kirk. If i got him. But i'm i mean i have them in one league and i'm not starting him as a flex or as my wide receiver. So in the one league christian kirk. I'm not starting him. All right holler atlanta and tampa bay. How are you feeling on this one. I don't want to start. Any of the atlantic is If i have to probably start in ridley really no matter what the you'll ever sit ridley. Would you know i wouldn't pits. I probably would though in this matchup for tampa bay give me the three wide receivers brady and then if gronk sir guy gronk show guy but don't don't hope for that kind of game every single week gronk. Yeah the gronk. We can easily be mike evans this week. So it's it's tough with them. But you gotta kinda..
"james connor" Discussed on Fantasy Focus Football
"We a lot of dump offs by the way the offense coordinator is a former. Nfl running back. Who likes to do that. This is anthony lynn. Who was with the chargers for so many years. Who liked to use austin in this way and who who used a multiple running backs in buffalo when he was the coordinator and the head coach in buffalo. So i don't think look. This is obviously huge games for both guys. I don't know if they make a furious comeback every single week. No do i think both guys are usable enough. Both guys are used enough in the passing game and pbr formats that they're very viable a hundred percent jamal williams who was one of my favorite sleepers. Prison the preseason and yours well field. We talked about quite a bit. We're like this is a good running back. This is a good running back. Who got paid. And they're gonna use both of these guys swift is a special talent as well. So swift is a top fourteen fantasy running back. I think if not higher you know. And i'm where you can see the because i don't want we've already talked about this in the lions are in a great fantasy team about but when you look at their wide receivers in all honesty especially after that first game they have no ability to have that explosive deep play once they get down so the way that they do that. Is those little screen passes to hopkinson or the running backs or the short passes to be able to pick up chunks of yardage. I really don't think there's a single even with tara williams. I don't know if tyler williams's worth rostering based on who. I might want to pick up off of waivers this week. If i'm not look great yesterday. That's move forward. We got a bunch of stuff to try to get to hear the cardinals. Just please spanked titans yesterday. Column looked unbelievably at five total touchdowns fourth through the air one on the ground. He was unstoppable as was chandler jones. That was the story of the game. But as far as fantasy is concerned chase. Edmunds played eight more snaps. Forty two thirty two james connor. He has twelve carries does edmonds for sixty three yards plus four catches for forty three yards and this game played out basically exactly as we sort of forecasted coming into the season right chase. Edmunds has passing game upside. Yes four catches on four targets as i just mentioned. So he's like a low end arbutus slash high inflex play james connors touchdown affleck's by sixteen carries. That was more than chase. Edmunds fifty three yards. That was a little bit less than chase. Edmunds but zero touchdowns and zero targets tripe that. That's how this backfield might go. The it is. But i think just and what we talked in the in the in the during the draft process was connors. Probably the better value because connor was going five. Six sometimes seven rounds after chase edmunds. Much more of a split. Would you in a vacuum. Would you rather have jason. Chevy chase edmunds than james connor. Sure because the passing down equity but like at cost we thought connor was the better value. Either way this is a time share. This is a running back by committee on a team with an extremely mobile quarterback. Who's gonna vulture some touchdowns himself kyla. Murray is going to have a handful of rushing touchdowns this year. Obviously speaking of that and this is komo even on the note. But let me just slide in one thing that i have to get off my chest quarterbacks stealing touchdowns or backup right tackle stealing touch the chiefs ran a screenplay for a backup right tackle. Yesterday that words might have a worst chance of scoring a touchdown from five yard in this year than i do right. Oh my goodness. I mean seriously that was. I know i think ever delivers fine yesterday. But like goodness gracious. That's an anti re thing. He's always done that. And now mean. This is the extreme. We've seen over the past year. Plus like i don't know man maybe overreacting but they like those jet sweeps to tyreek hill shovel past kelsey. They tried that too. And like my point is yes. Mahomes had what two rushing touchdowns yesterday. My point is maybe the efforts to make clobbered cloud layer even an rb to might some weeks struggle. This let's keep keep field really quickly. When are they going to do the trick. Play of just running up the middle with clyde edwards air because no one expects that for me avid eric. So street whose. Andy reed's randy read his his his long lost brother actor for modern family. Yeah he's gonna get a snap at some. There's no doubt in my mind a touchdown before clyde edwards allaire. Let's keep things moving forward here. Matthew state game very quickly though is Patrick mahomes is still the quarterback and fantasy. Kyla murray's close. He's going to breed down his neck. Murray number one this week. Like i'm just saying like it ain't that i'm not saying mahomes is in a i'm not saying what's the old bum phillips quote like. I'm not saying he's in a class myself but it don't take long to call the roll. Exactly kunar their comeback. I'm gonna do one more backfield library and try to get there as many as we can here quickly. Let's start when houston yesterday. Mark ingram thirty three snaps. He had twenty six carries in those thirty three snaps. David johnson twenty one philip lindsay place. Twenty matthew. I think conventional wisdom would be after yesterday that hey mark ingram dominates the carey's yeah has fourteen point five fantasy points. Yeah he's going to be the man. I think in the short term he might be. This was the perfect games here for this and make no mistake about this. Every knows last week. I was pounding the table. They were gonna blow out the jaguars. Great call like you. Guaranteed you literally guaranteed on this show. You guaranteed a victory for the texans which went strongly against conventional wisdom. So kudos to you. That might have been the call the week on. But but i don't think every game that's gonna bump co typical. Their games are it's it's going to be much more difficult for them to have anything close to what they did with the backfield yesterday which is why especially given the lack of versatility of ingram. Of course right. Which makes me feel again. Phillip lynch is still the guy that if you're gonna roster any of them for the course of the season he might be i'm fine with potentially grabbing mark ingram right. Now this weekend to calm he might. He might crack align over the next couple of weeks. But i think over the course of the year. This will be philip. Lindsey who was the most valuable by the way. David johnson scored touchdown yesterday. Do they all did all thirty..
"james connor" Discussed on The Fantasy Footballers - Fantasy Football Podcast
"The coin is i mean the reason. This game line is so close is the fact that titans defense was awful. Last year thirtieth in the league giving up thirty six point two fantasy points per game. Two opposing wide receivers. They're going to face the andre hopkins in asia. Green and rondell. More and kristen kirk. It's going to be like. I'm not sitting cardinal players in this game just because i have tennessee winning it. Yeah i would agree with that. I mean it's an offense that plays fast. You've got cuyler. Murray at the helm. I don't expect the titans defense to be as porous as it was last year last year. That was it was terrible. They made a lot of improvements at the very least. They invested their resources. This offseason towards the defensive side of the ball. I do think they still have a pretty bad secondary When you're gonna play hopkins you're gonna play. I'm not yet touching the other receiving options. Until i see what the heck happens on the field. Yeah i mean i'd play. Aj green if it was aj versus emmanuel sanders. This week. If i had that decision deeper league multi wide receiver league. Because i know he's going to start against about secondary. But what are you doing with the running backs On the card side of the ball. On playing chase edmunds I drafted him to be a starter. And this isn't the type of matchup where i'm willing to put james connor in you. He was fine to to speculate and take him at his. Adp and find out week one but this is the. The cardinals are on the road. They're they're the underdog like this isn't where you can project up. The cartels are going to beat up on the titans and then either way james connor gibson and he gets to clean up at the end or something like that. So connor is just sit and wait and find connors touchdown guy. That's where you're going to get your anisi heyday on the on his good weeks. And while i mean you could get a touchdown at the metrics that project touchdowns for running backs aren't lining up him this week well. The cardinals added in all pro center to this offensive line. And the titans pretty bad against the run last year so i am very excited to watch and see what happens with connor. An edmonds in this matchup. Yes i would agree. The cardinals are a team that for fantasy purposes. You need to watch this game because how rondell more is used. These running backs are used that my eyes are going to be all over that that being said i i'm in a dark place with arizona cardinals right now. I have no optimism. This year. My dad i'd just they're they're gonna suck. We talked cardinals all the time. And my dad he called me up like what's your expectation for For this weekend it was like a loss. You know what we rarely would wanna look at the pre season right and say i'm going to draw conclusion. Raise venereal offense. Yeah it was so bad that it made me just go from optimism and hope that cliff would figure it out cliff kingsbury head coach of the cardinals to. He's not gonna figure it out. i. That's where i got to. It was like it looked so bad in the preseason with the starting offense that i'm like oh. This is the same pedestrian play calling from pedestrian coach. If you get points for three and out against the cardinals in you might wanna start the titans all right. Let's do one more match up here before we get into our starts of the week. The seahawks heading to indianapolis taking on the colts the draft king. Sportsbook line here seahawks minus two and a half over under his fifty. Okay so the road favorites in this game. Yeah i mean. I could see that i can definitely see it. I all i could see something else to drop is even ready for me. Well while you prepare. That thought my worry here for the indianapolis colts side is simply the timeline of carson wentz I know he's been back. He's been practice. You've been practicing in a red shirt. He is not been playing. Nfl football the timeline for his inquiry. Nelson's re recovering from that surgery is like they're on the early cited and this sunday they could absolutely come out and look. They're just healthy. They're ready. They've been at practice and they're good to go but there's two really important players that they both of those things have to go right for the colts. That's my worry with this game is is those two players but you seem unworried. My correct andy. I yeah i mean. I like the colts in this game. I can't push my button. But i liked the colts..
"james connor" Discussed on The Pat McAfee Show 2.0
"This is is is going to be between. It's going to be a three way. Run when it comes down to their their their top one and it's going to be between the baltimore ravens. The cleveland browns and the pittsburgh steelers now hala get the cleveland. Browns can give the pittsburgh steelers much more than a run. The baltimore ravens. So that's going to be my whole thing but the baltimore ravens. anna cleveland. Browns snuck your last year for the playoffs so you had three teams from one division. The afc north to make it to the playoffs. So the only thing. I'm i'm thinking what pittsburgh is they gotta use that they gotta use that young man. They just drafted jay from alabama a lot. More often probably more than you know what i'm saying. The only way they can get back to that is by going back to their old. Pittsburgh steelers ground and pound the plan. Good defense not relied on big bids so much. Well big ben be okay with that. Everybody says that it was big band. That was check into the past and he wants to be in. Shotgun obviously doesn't like to be under center. James connor there was some stat that whenever you know ben was under center and he got a chance to go in the eye and run downhill he was much better than coming out of a split backfield. Or whatever do you think. Ben will be okay with that. Hey ben came out and said was a no more. You know off field shenanigans. No more fuel shenanigans. Also i will take a massive pay-cut he said to come. I actually pitched to do that. You think he's down for whatever if it's handed the ball thirty. I did the same reaction by the way whenever you said that. Do you think he's okay handing the ball at twenty five thirty times. You think a game. How many times do you think they're going to have to do that. Because i think that's what they're going to have to do. Is that offense align ready for that. Like i don't know i don't know if seven trying to get number seven for the pittsburgh organization. That's what he's going to have to do if you just want to. If you just want to get a stat so he can just go back to that shotgun if you want to. He's already in the hall of fame and my my personal opinion. Now when you do have a offense allow who was young. The best thing you can do for the offense align is that off. Melissa lot put they body weight on others. And that's the running game when you ask. Often this alignment to do something they usually don't do. And that's the setback and get into this past attack then in cou so number the rhythm. It's a rhythm. Put a offense for the ultimate salon for big ben for nausea and foot that play action pass and then by the way the more time you eat. It's better for the defense as well. I mean it's the run the run in the defense. That was football for like thirty. Forty years do you think that is enough to get seven from pittsburgh when you got a patrick mahomes art. Patrick mahomes got a guy who just ran against another guy who's very fast. Aaron jones at a can't any beat them by fifteen yards and a forty yard dash. She's got travis kelsey out there. I mean the kansas city chiefs have just an impeccable lineup of ferraris. On the offense side of the ball the tampa bay buccaneers same exact thing los angeles rams a lot of weapons with matthew stafford back there. I don't know if it's going to be a deeper question. These the run the ball. Stop the run. Which i think it has no. I change change for the regular season. So the recipe the recipe put at tennessee. Titans on what they do. You want that you want their recipe for the play offs now throughout the whole season during the regular season. If you watch. Patrick mahomes in what they did in the play offs and when they won super bowls when they won a super bowl man. It was wondering about when you watch. Tom brady and what he did when he won the super bowl last year in the playoffs he ran the ball. So we watch these teams. Have they do real good during the regular season when it comes down to passing but by the end of the day man when it comes down to play offs you got to run the ball and played good defense and that's the only way you're gonna win the championship. Hey run game travels what they said right. Gay travel the running game. The running game ain't got no limit on this ain't no engine the women. The running game gotta know is man. It travels every it doesn't need a passport when you want to run a ball. They're so mean for a passport. If you get along derrick derrick henry now nause might be something that we've all reports are that he's going to be the guy he's going to be a guy he can catch can run moves. He's powerful. But derrick henry also has a great offense align their tennessee and they were not they still have yet to be able to they. I think you have to be able to put up a lot of points. But you're right when those games matter. It seems like the run game does become much more prevalent. We're joined by. Ike taylor Two times champion formerly of the pittsburgh steelers in his house and north carolina's mama's house. That has has a room that is dedicated to her. Baby who's entrepreneur. Mike tannenbaum was on. Espn this morning. And i think he hasn't been on on maybe has been. I haven't seen him in a bit. He was he was wide. Open this morning on the afc north. He said that he thought baker mayfield too short too slow to win a championship with. If cleveland was to give him a long term deal they'd be binding themselves of mediocrity that was his actual words. And we're seeing you know. The cleveland browns play their absolute best football. They played in twenty five fifty sixty seventy years at the end of the season. They the steelers in the playoffs with baker. They get oh bj back. What are your you said earlier that you think it's a three horse race. Obviously in the afc north. I don't know how everybody else views it. I see it the same way. If if the bengals build an indoor facility maybe they have made some offseason moves with baker mayfield and the browns. Do you think bakers our quarterback three years from now four years from now. What are your thoughts. May to hold on a mac.
"james connor" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"You're doing rookie that you like for dynasty form. It's very open ended. Question here is to find you and I'm not talking about Trevor Laurence. Obviously, we all like Trevor Laurence, but somebody that's not super obvious. Yeah, I know. I mean, I could've gone with Trey Lance, but you know, because everyone knows that I am happy about that pick, But I went off the board a little bit with Michael Carter going to the Jets, and I think Had his chance to make an impact fairly quickly. It was kind of surprising because we don't think of the Jets running backs traditionally is being well, at least not of late. I should say is being that solid, but he can catch passes. He runs with power. He is somebody who has a chance to be on the field more than he's not because he couldn't pass protection as well. So I think you could make an impact fairly quickly. One of the criticisms been the Jets offensive line. They obviously have made some moves to try and sure that Oppa's well They ranked, I think was 29th in yards per carry before contact on. So the running backs not getting much of an opportunity, but I think it was solid. They're some of the changes that they're making. I think that That it's also gonna be interesting to see since he brought Michael of floor there how their offenses going toe look in terms of what the running backs are able to do. So I'm watching Michael Carter. Yeah, that was a good A good value Pick. Yeah. And the Jets, of course, drafted two players named Michael Carter. One of them plays defense. One of the plays offense. You just lied about the offensive guy. All right, so step on you. You went off the board for the dynasty stuff. And then Matthew and I decided to go right down the middle with Daniel. So, Matthew tell us more about Trevor Laurence. Yeah. I mean, just again. Just sometimes we try to get too cute and overthink it. So listen, I went super obvious, but Trevor Laurence, But the truth is, is that I mean, you know, there's a reason why trouble Lawrence has been called the You know the best prospect since Andrew luck right to come out and listen. I think you could make strong arguments for Jamaar Chase for Kyle pits. A stiff fine, he said. Trey Lance, I've seen a number of fantasy analysts that I respect say that Trey Land should be number one and dynasty formats This year I'm gonna go with I'm gonna go with Trevor Laurence, though Just because again many dynasty formats, you super flex, which, if you're unfamiliar, basically means you can play two quarterbacks and so Quarterbacks are generally the valued in fantasy, but not in super Flats and a dynasty. Look, quarterbacks have the longest shot five of, you know any position generally, you know, certainly, obviously, you know, Wide receivers are next and then you know, running backs tight ends, but You know, So for me, it's you know, for me, it's Lawrence. I think that he will. We've discussed this a lot field. I think he will run more than gets credit for then 17 rushing touchdowns at Clemson. I think they're going to give him every possible chance to succeed in Jacksonville already liked some of the weapons around him, you know? Vistica Lubis, ca Shonali DJ shark, obviously Marvin Jones, and so I'm I'm just excited about Trevor, Laurence and Dynasty. I mean, obviously, he's obviously just a star in every single way, Right. The longevity Certainly Bothwell for 10 or 15 or 18 or 20 year career, because Tom Brady is showing us that apparently, some quarterbacks for at least one can play for 24 years. Daniel would be magnanimous. I'm gonna let you take the answer on Kyle picks the player that both you and I selected Oh, you're so sweet Field for me. It is all about positional scarcity of the tight end position in this is a big step that stood out to me. The difference between tightened too. And tight and three last year was 102 fantasy points, which is just a massive drop off now, obviously, George Kittle got hurt. But when you look at the top three from that tight end position it Z Kelsey It's Kittel, and it's Darren Waller. So the idea that you have a position where I could draft a tight end? Who's as young as he is with an established quarterback in Matt Ryan and other pieces on that offense, and Calvin Ridley and Julio Jones? For now, we'll see what happens with Julio the rest of this offseason. You know, he's in a position where he will not be a focal point. You shouldn't be seen the double teams. He's got a great offense around him. Are there Smith coming in? Like I said, you know, a veteran quarterback I love the idea of being able to lock up in Dynasty eight. Height and position where finding a superstar is so much harder than a wide receiver or quarterback in these passing leagues. I just think finding a quarterback or wide receiver is a little bit easy. So give me that guy at a position where if you've got a Chelsea or a Kittle, you are feeling strong every week because you know you always have an advantage over the prisoner plain at that position. Yeah, I mean, it's the most elusive position in finishing fantasy football. I think a brisk everything you said. I agree with their Daniels. So continue to believe that Kyle Pitts is the guy in dynasty that has the most unique value relative to his position. Let's go to one more to find you here. One more. One more is which Rookie are you? Most excited about to draft 2020 season? Longley? Um, I don't have my notes. Okay, well, your answer was nausea. Harris was the same one of the enemy and that you always had a reason He didn't make the note cut up. I love nausea here is because he can do everything right And and Pittsburgh loves their backs that are versatile and they're looking for someone who could stay on the field. And I think that was part of the challenge with James Connor and ultimately his struggles with staying healthy or an issue for him, So it's kind of like Now it's the next generation of running back. They want someone who could do it all, and not Jake Harris should be able to do it all. There were some questions about his ankle coming out of Alabama. Whether he had a problem. They're not. I've been told his ankle structurally sound there. No major issues at all there. Every everything is full go, and he's expected to be 100% on the season opens so We know it. Wasn't that what we always talk about fantasies like opportunity and availability. So as of right now available and as of right now, certainly looks like he's got Tons of opportunity. Matthew, if you had to give nausea and outlook relative on like the skin scale of, say, pawnbrokers, probably Apex, Um, maybe Josh shake ups or somewhere in between, like where would you sort of rank Nagy's outlook amongst Guaranteed starters for his team in rookie outlook for fantasy like is he? Is he gonna be a top 15 Picking your opinion? Stop 22 top 30. How high he did that. So we just released a new episode of the fantasy show on ESPN Plus and Um, the, uh,.
"james connor" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Is signing out in the desert with the Cardinals. Now that's not an enormous loss. Because James Connor has been severely inconsistent. James Connor. Some of it's easy to root for. But he has not lived up to the expectations that we thought he was going to. If you look at James Connor and Judas, Ms Schuster A lot of people thought it was going to be easy to replace Levy on Belle and Antonio Brown. It has not been easy to replace those two players for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Does James Connor. Has not been consistent enough. And yes, Juju has been more consistent than James Connor. He still has inconsistencies, though at his respective position. When I look at that running back room, though, right now for the Steelers. It's a big problem. That was a big fan of Benny Smell coming out of Kentucky. If Benny Snow goes into this year, though, as your number one back, that is a big time problem for the terrible towels. Cause you can't put this entire season on the shoulders of Benny Snow because that the Steelers don't have run game Then what happens? You have what happened to the playoffs last year or towards the end of the regular season? Last year when you have a lot of losses, and you having big Ben throw the football 40 50 60 times a game. That's not a winning recipe in this league. Yes, it is a pass heavy league. You also though, need balance. Every team that wins the Super Bowl has some resemblance of a run game. Whether it's running back by committee or it's a bell cow back and a lot of times Now it's usually running back by committee and I don't usually advocate to draft they running back in the first round. We've had these debates before. Sure, everyone loved to have a Christian McCaffrey. You look at what happened with the Cowboys in a sick, Elliot. People are wondering when the Cowboys are gonna move on from Zeke sake, want Barkley? Heck of a talent, he has not been able to stay healthy. And then look at other running backs who have been great and they weren't first round picks. Derrick Henry. Nick Chubb. Sharon Jones. Alvin Kamara. Just to name a few. Nine times out of 10. Now in the year of 2021. I would not advocate for a team to draft the running back in the first round. I just don't think it is a position of need in the first round and you could find a running back that could still be very effective. Later on in the draft for the Steelers, No It's a position of need. Cause they're playing this year is to win with big bed personally. I don't think the Steelers are winning a Super Bowl this year with big bed. I think they could get to the playoffs. I don't even feel good about them winning a playoff game. This is going to work if they're going to exceed expectations. They're going to have to draft the running back in the first round. When you look at where they sit, they said at 24. Nagy. Harris may be available then. Of nausea. Harris is available. 24 You have to take him. If he's not available, then maybe you go Travis, a TN at a Clinton Would be surprised. And once again I don't love running backs going in the first round anymore. Would be surprised if the Steelers don't take a running back in the first round. Because if you look at the depth chart right now, Benny Smell Junior is going to be your number one back. Maybe there is upside with Benny Smell, Jr. We haven't seen that yet consistently at one good game early last year. We have not seen that, though consistently in the National Football League. The Steelers are for the first time in a long time in that no man's land territory. Where there is still a good team. Not great. They're not elite. They're not bad. They're not average. They don't strike fear in you, though. You don't When you see the Steelers on the schedule, you know, all right. It's gonna be a good game. It's not a team that you're shaking in your boots and sweating for an up late at night anymore. Preparing an over preparing because you actually think that that team condone Omine ate you. And that's because when you look at it now, the offensive line, no run game and an older quarterback. I think the best case scenario for the Steelers. Is that this is Big Ben's final year. And then you start to address the future. Do you think that this will be Big Ben's final season? I do believe that this is going to be a season that it will end in the playoffs, they could miss the playoffs. Do you think they'll they'll be a playoff team? I would be surprised, though, if they get past wild card weekend, and if they do get past wild card weekend, I don't see a way. How they get past the division around. They're playing in conference championship weekend if they're going to want to be in that conversation if they're going to want to surprise some people The Pittsburgh Steelers must must must Jenna running back in the first round. And here's why say that They don't have the luxury. Like other teams do, I will find someone the 2nd 3rd, or fourth or fifth round. Their entire season is going to be made or it's going to break. It's gonna make a break on if they could have some balance because last year there was zero balance. And then the Steelers were exposed down the stretch, and they were not feared heading into the postseason. If they're running back with Ben. Their intentions are to win. Now. You may not believe they could win. The front office, though, does the coaching staff does And they need to address such a big time area of weakness. And that's the running back room and I do ultimately believe that they will take a running back. In the first round. It is the sack Help show right here on CBS Sports Radio. We talked about no man's land teams and the National Football League. We started off with the Steelers once again. Not great. Not bad, Not average. Good. You don't have that belief, though you're in the middle. It's like we're not picking in the top 10. We're not going to be playing on conference championship weekend. We're not going to be winning our division. I'm gonna be battling for a wild card spot where kind of expected to make the playoffs. However, there's not that belief. You go into the season Super Bowl for the Steelers right now, The belief is playoffs. All right, maybe a playoff win. So we come on back, we'll examine some other quarterbacks. And where they kind of lie. On that kind of meter and kind of scale and a few quarterbacks that do stand out too. May that aren't bad aren't great, and they're on teams. That aren't bad. They aren't great. They're just good.
"james connor" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Still thinks Big Bank of winter rank. And I think he was going to come on the show and say Hey, A big bang guy that I played with that I wanted to borrow it. Please can't want to ring anymore. No, But you hear about the concern on the roster, and the Steelers were 32nd this year in Russian, the football I don't know what they're bringing James Connor back. I probably would say that they're not gonna bring James Connor back. So then what are you going to get out of the run game? Is it the beginning here? People thought I'd Benesch. That was gonna be the guy and I like that. It's not when he was at Kentucky. Benny sounding too much this year. And receiving wise. You got chased Claypool. He got the anti Johnson. Unless that you just met steak. Unless I'm the judge is coming back. Shoot. You is not number one wide receiver Juju we had that thought of maybe Juju was a number one wide receiver When Antonio Brown left Ju just Ms Schuster. At times shows you could be number one wide receiver. But if you ask me, is he more of a one or two, I say is more of a two So can he be an in between her 1.5 year but for the most part true, just misused his number two wide receiver. So if he's gonna command number one wide receiver money for let's say a team that maybe doesn't get Alan Robinson a team that doesn't get Kenny Golladay, then juju is probably gone. So I looked at the Steelers for so many years that even Jerome said it when I ask them Hey, in 2000, and I'm with them on a second ring. I know he was a part of team If I told you in 2021 be talking that Ben would have a third. Would you be surprised? Yeah. You know in that? Time at the words. The defense hasn't been great. Now it's been role reversal. When you look at all those names TJ want, make a Fitzpatrick. I know Devin Bush got hurt, but he'll be back in the fold. And you go through it all now and Cam Heyward. Now the defense is playing dynamite. And the offense can they stay afloat? Or are they going to sink? So I look at Ben, now in his late thirties, I think is better days are behind him. Now you could still win with the better days being behind him. Do I expect that in Pittsburgh? No, I don't. And even if the Chiefs go down in the playoffs Will trust the team like the bills. Will trust the team like the Ravens, even the Browns, who opened up a can of whoop ass Up against the Steelers in that playoff game. I would trust those teams before I trust the Steelers. So I look at Ben. I don't think Ben's win another Super Bowl. Now, here's just one more thing since we were talking about the Colts earlier. Totally just transitioning gears have the Colts. They're not gonna get to Chaumont cities in that division. We went through all the options for Shawn Watson and we ruled out Indy. When you look at all the options for Indian we talked about Jamis Winston, maybe being the next quarterback. Could. The answer may be beyond the roster. Know Jacoby percents of free agent but that's what I'm talking about. They just drafted Jake a piece in the second round. Now with the team that is playoff caliber. Is Jacob peace and ready to go. You probably say he's not ready to go. But even if you're thrown to the wolves, can he survive? Even if he has an up and down first year Can you build off that? Trace how much of presented a chance with the limited options that they have. Jacoby's and started understanding. Week one for your Indianapolis Colts point. No. One That slim. Then why'd you take him in the second round? Well knows later, like fourth of five. I took him later. My first ballot in his end of the year post game press conference, he said he's not even sure if he's going to the backup. So I don't know what the hell is going on a practice, But it's not good, I guess. Yeah, I saw that. He made the rounds today, Jacob Peace and and you're right. It was 1/4 round pick, So I apologize on that, but man, he was projected to go in the second. He won the fourth. Yeah, I don't think he said is the guy I think Jamie's Winston now is the.
"james connor" Discussed on KTKR 760AM
"Sports radio, The Jason Smith show with my Carmen live from the farmers. Insurance Studios will have more into Shawn Watson coming up in a few minutes who went all James Harden today and said, OK, now I want out but Not the only big quarterback news as today. What we told you was going to happen with Ben Roethlisberger has started to happen earlier. Today. The story breaks the Steelers angle that said, Look, the ownership has had conversations with Ben Roth is Burger. They want Roethlisberger back, but clearly not at the $41 million that he is, Oh, they need to have some kind of salary adjustment. Roethlisberger right away because we told you what's going to happen. We told you we could go watch Ben Roethlisberger. He's going to somehow find a way to announce the one last round up ride Sweet and have one more year in the National Football League. For everybody to say. Oh, it's Roethlisberger's last year, and he gets ahead of the story of the Steelers need to get rid of him and move on a quarterback. And that's exactly what happened because right after that story about Roethlisberger Taking less came up. What did we see? Bang Ben Roethlisberger says. I don't need money this year. I'm about winning. And, yeah, I think I want to come back for one last year, but I'm still kind of making my decision. This is what's going to happen. He'll say I'm taking that Look. Look at me, Team guy. I'll take 15 Million. Whatever it is because I want to win. Let's keep guys and do one last round up and I'm coming in for one last year, and this is how we're gonna do it and it handcuff the Steelers about trying to move on without him, and it allows him to announce Hey. Look at me for one last year. I really This is what I've wanted my whole career. I've wanted the attention when I'm playing hurt. I've wanted the attention for when I achieve and now I want to have one last round up right, Because clearly you don't see that from a lot of quarterbacks. Don't say one more year and I'm done. But this is what Ross's Burger wants. So everybody knows it's going to be one last year, and then I'm gonna retire. I mean, listen, we could be NFL insiders because we told you this was gonna happen last week, And here it is, it happens today. Well, that's what we do. We get ahead of stories, and that's why it's uh, Today's stories last night last week last month, ah, year ago, whatever it maybe that's one of the unofficial subtitles of the show. And they've got a lot of decisions to make right and Roethlisberger taking a haircut on his salary is gonna be important because Bud Dupri, free agent You've got a number of offensive linemen. You'll have to make a decision about you got juice. Ms. Schuster, who's unrestricted after his four year deal is finished. James Connor, do you bring him back? Do you have someone to replace him? And there's a lot of questions in terms of the other component parts of the offense and bounce. He's going to retire. Right, as did Vance McDonald, who'd been a solid blocker for them, but never really quite the passing threat. That he was expected to be even going back to his time in San Francisco. So decisions to be made he wants. Come back on the cheap. That's fine. But you better make sure that your stock because this is it right? This is there's no doubt this is a rocking chair. Giving. Here's the celebration and getting mocked by the Ravens with some kind of prank gift last Harare around the A F C north for him, So is it. Dwayne Haskins? Is it? Josh Dobbs, who's also Ah, free agent s. Oh, there's certainly movement of foot for Mike Tomlin and company. This is a changing of the guard. Type of year like the last holder last stand, Maybe that's how they dub it the last day and a band Rafa's brother Rafa's burgers last every week is some kind of video tribute to him all y'all he would love that used to be 17 and oh, at home against the Browns and Ed Bullshit of the Pittsburgh Post, Cause that had those stories today. I'll knock it off. Only that that happened, huh? Twitter. And how about a Fresca? Mike? It's swollen dome again. It's tomorrow's takes Last night, however, you want to refer to it coming up next. Why the Texans have no choice but to trade to Shawn Watson. After today, that's coming up next orders to the Jets or not. That's next on Fox..
"james connor" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Let's listen up to coach cower. Well, I mean, I think Web bankers don't make way. There's no question about it. I think he absolutely needs to play you want his daughter sees even near the yes. He can still throw the football. There's no question that you've got a very young receiving corps gives up the surgery. They're going Dante Johnson people. I mean, those two good receivers to go. Yeah. Yeah, I think that I have to reassess where they are in the running game, and what they want to do is automatically back and is now taking over as a coordinator, So it'll be a different coordinated going on there. So Those are the things that happened in it every year. Sometimes you have to take her things and make change. Sometimes the first take of change. I get the number of times a lot of Pittsburgh and you know, sometimes it's just just the way you have to do it. It is maybe the coach and may be a player. Maybe it's just that you designed T O move on from, but it's still a lot of really good players, and I think that's a side of all we've got. T J Watt makeup is Patrick Davenport imports coming back? Um So this is it. This is still repeating that builders have to kind of re toll. I also get your ego. So I look at the Steelers roster. Agree. They got some pieces on the defensive side of the ball. Can their offense be a Super Bowl winning offense this upcoming season? And, yeah, Chase Claypool gonna be in the second year. You look at you just miss you start. I don't think juju is coming back. If he's gonna be a big name on the market. I don't think you just miss you stirs the number one wide receiver in this league. Here's the other thing. Can they run the ball? James Connor is not a number one back. So can they run the ball next year? Because there They're run game. Was not existent. Back there. How many games that we say? Wow, they gotta throw throw throw throw throw with Big Ben. And Big Ben at this stage of his career, and also James Carter, by the way, we as we know is a free agent, too. So we got to see what his future is. You look at Big Ben. Big Bend if even if they have an average run game next year still got throw the ball. What? 35 38 times. That's a lot of times. I think there's gonna be mistakes. I know people look at the game against the Browns all he had four passing touchdowns all you had all those yards. Do that for interceptions. Because it was all on him. So you got to get him some help. I just look at Ben No. The last two years. I was at that game, I'll sit in Protect 50 yard line. The reason why I tell you where I was sitting by the way, my favorite seat in a football stadium. Second or third row. I'll protect 50 Yard line. That's a side note, though. You get to see everything developed when you're up there. And I saw Ben I know he was hurt. I want that game. I walked out of the game that night, and I said, Wow, Big Ben looks shot. Big Ben looks done. Then you find out what the injury next week it is done for the season. And this year there were times where he look good. Even when the Steelers were rolling, though, from a record standpoint, 11 and oh, There were signs that in the ceilings aren't as good That's the way that the record says they are. So for Ben If he had a game up against the Chiefs. I think they're winning that. No. I don't think they're able to keep up. Even if you go against the Browns, Yeah, they could beat the Browns, but the branches smother them. And the second Ravens game. How much stock can you put in that 20? The Ravens are out because of co vid. So you playing a tough division? You playing a good division Who knows what the Bangles are gonna be next year..
"james connor" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"And warm weather in college, played in warm weather with Jacksonville played in warm weather with the Rams. He hasn't had a lot of cold weather experience, but he has been so if you look at his numbers against DeAndre Hopkins against DK Medcalf against the elite receivers in the league. He has done unbelievable When that you know that ego part of being a corner, right where you're the guy, and it's your job to shut down the other guy, he has responded. Every time he's been given that challenge, so really You know, with golf and how that son that surgically repaired thumb's gonna handle the cold and the weather and the grip and all those things. I think it's really the the attack of the Packers offense against the Ramseys that Rams defense just It just it makes me shake my errand. Donald. You know it's It's phenomenal what they're doing. You know on that side of the ball, so that that's gonna be like I said At the beginning of this, however many minutes ago, itwas We're down to the Final eight. And every one of these games has a story line. That's going to be fun to follow. Last thing I'll ask you. Frankly, before we let you run. You'd be great with us on the show. Steelers Go look for a new offensive coordinator. They got out to that great start. 11 no crumbled down the stretch. Big Ben's only getting older. They can't run the football is that Steelers championship window with Bennett, the quarterback? Is that now over in your mind I don't think so. I don't. I don't think it is. I think with the defense they have and the defense kind of fell off there. The last You know, if you look at statistically, they fell off the last five games, numbers wise. I think you can. Still. Um I think Ben can still get it done. I just think If you want him to do like you did last week and throw from 500 yards and 60 attempts or whatever it was. That's not how you're going to get done. I mean, he just had a He just had a surgery done toe surgically repaired reconstructive elbow that nobody had ever done before, and he came back and played. He started off the season. Incredibly hot on Ben obviously hit some bumps in the road late in the season on guy Think some of that is just His arm not being up this I mean, that's a you know that's uncharted territory. When you're talking about coming back from the surgery that he did, and I think another year hey, hasn't decided if he's coming. I think he's going to come back. But if he does come back, I think he's only gonna be better because I think that year that elbow will be another year removed. From the surgery. There's a couple things they needed to address the need to address their offensive line, which is weird to say about the Steelers. They need to get better there. They need to get a running game. It's hard to believe that the Steelers We're last in the NFL in run game offensive run game, and they've got to do a better job there. So that's the offensive line that's running back. I know James Connor was banged up a little bit miss some time. Um So, Yeah, if I think Ben could get it done, But I think you need a better play on the offensive line and better run game to provide some balance for Ben to go with that to go with that effective defense. He's frank green. Make sure you listen to him and Kevin Harlan coming up Sunday. Westwood one Browns and Chiefs Trent, This is great. Thank you. All right. Good talk with you Take care. There's tranq Green will take a time out. We come on back. Let's continue the conversation about the terrible towels and the future of their offense. Under NASA's Artemus program, Dynamics and lighters will develop and build a new human landing system, advancing economic opportunities and paving the way for a sustained lunar economy. Learn Maura Dinette IX HLs dot com Opinions. Zach Gill's Got him 20 Askins right now is not a problem. That's what it comes down to. He's 23. You would think you would get another shot in this league again to be in a spot, though, where? Two years ago you were the 15th overall pick in the draft at the franchise quarterback position to now be out of a job. It was self inflicted. He's not mature right now. I get it. J Bird. I didn't believe in you. Ron Rivera didn't believe in you. They gave you chances, though, and you failed. Second Guild 6 P.m. eastern 3 P.m. Pacific.
"james connor" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"This Monday. Hey, God! This'll weekend seemed like it was about four days along to me. It did. It was long now. Four again. Next thing I want to get into here. How about your brown's partner? How about that horse? I thought Muir. I was thinking about you all night. Not like that, but I was thinking about you watching that game. Well, I was because my wife said she's from Pittsburgh. So you know, in the in the figures household that's a little bit of a room. And so I'm sitting on the couch, and she she sat in the kitchen, which is we're kind of it's connected. I mean, it's like, you know, just look through the into the living room there. And so, she said, I'm going to sit at the counter and do work. And I'll watch it over your shoulder and I'm like, okay, well in the first player of the game If you didn't see the game, Uh, the Steelers Hike the center the ball into the It's into the end zone recovered by Cleveland Bank and I'm like that holy cow, and I don't want to give her too much crap. Because you know the repercussions could last for a while. And so then the barrels keep piling on piling on. I got it. I got nothing. I mean, and I tweeted this out. He followed me on Twitter at Rocky Boy and 50. If you don't I kept saying, because this is my observation, watching this as someone who has Played a tough game in the cold. I know it's not very comfortable but watching. I kept to myself. I'm saying the Steelers look like they're cold and they don't want to be there. I mean, that's that's the only thing I can think of. They did. This kind of they're getting pushed around and You know, the ball snapped over over you said grand rounds for his head, and he kind of makes an effort to get on it. But not really. James Connor kind of makes an effort to get on it. But not really sounds like this look cold and They're cold, and I wanna be there and any Browns fan fellow Browns fan listening right now. We'll know what I mean. When I say this is that I at halftime. The Browns are up 35 to 10 and I said, I'm going to go to sleep now. Because I don't want to see this if they lose watching for the nightmare. Oh, God. I mean, I've seen I've seen all the drama and all that crap that's going on over the years, so I just Like? No, I'm just gonna sit on the couch. Deadwood, the bed and I didn't You know what? At halftime, I said, I'm just gonna fold my arms over my chest like Dracula and just go to sleep here. Die happily right? God at least have happy trips right now. Exactly s. Oh, how about this As I saw this story, um, have you ever been Like when you were a kid. You walk around, explore stuff. And, you know, like old houses are abandoning the old stuff. Of course, there was that house in the woods. So this is down South Carolina, Okay, Group of teenagers or the riding 44 wheelers around. And there's this house way out the woods and it's kind of abandoned and dilapidated little bit, and it's rumored to be haunted, right Famous last words exactly. Remember behind. So these kids, I'm sure they're like, OK? Yeah, right. But let's let's go check this thing out. So they walk up to the house. You were there walking around they get to the on the back porch, and one of the kids knows this is a deep freezer. On the back porch. Wow. And sure gone and well in the open the freezer and there it is a body, okay? And, uh, So of course, you know they're shocked and all that sort of stuff. Cool. Riley Robinson, who was one of the kids there? Said quote I didn't know what to do. I was speechless. Heard that once you smell That smell. You could never forget it, and that's all I can smell right now. Right? So he's clearly distraught from this, So the location was declared a crime scene. Police go out there. On by. The coroner, said in the statement that they're working to identify the remains cause of death and all that. But Ron Phillips is the name of the guy who owned that home. Previously. He's the previous tenant, OK? He said that his family had lived in a house for many years, and he himself actually still kept several belongings there even after moving out, including that freezer. Okay, um, quote my daughter grew up out there, and it really affected her to know that someone would come out there and do such a thing Is this put the body in the freezer on the back porch so his daughter lived there. And for whatever reason, hadn't lived there in a while. So now that body is in his deep freezer. Okay, So it's just a terrible, terrible thing. So this guy's claiming to be held devastated. He is over this and all this and that was family home of his Has had a buy in it. But there's more to it, and the owner of the abandoned house is cooperating with police. But two days after the body's discovery, the house mysteriously burned to the ground who didn't see that coming right to new. The fire is being called quote suspicious in nature by the Orangeburg County Fire district coordinator So, boys a shame. What happened? My family who would do that's my family's home and their belongings. All that And you light a match, did they They identified the Well, I can't victim They can't. Now. Guess what? The whole thing burned. Yeah, I guess there's crime scene tape up there. I actually I don't know. I have to imagine. Something like that. Don't they get the remains out and go take him somewhere to look at anyway. Nevertheless, somebody And burn the bad board of the ground. And here. I hate to have this thought right now, but we all we have all had this thought. When you hear stuff like that, and I think we've even talked about this on the show. Is, don't you And I'm not a malicious criminal bitey any stretch, I could be. But I choose not to be. I know. I think this I think everybody thinks he was my powers. Forget right, But don't you think you see something like that? Don't you think everything in the back your brain gone? Well, not that I was stupid donkeys away. Here's what I did die if you've got a house, like way out in the woods, you why do you put in the freezer on the porch, right? Yeah, It just seems funny. That's where your brain Went for that. Zach Tely. That's what that's the reason I bring it up is because my first thought was. What would you do that? Do? We live in the woods addicted, right. Go 100 Yards, any direction right down there someplace but in the bog anyway, uh, in other news, Did you see this story? There was a guy who wanted to get out of you know he was in bad straits. He and his buddy lived in South Africa and they wanted to go to London. They felt like they could go there and acclimating, you know, blend in good jobs, and because where they were from, they were absolutely decimated. Poverty, Nothing. So they got on the so they got themselves up in the wheel Well, Oven airliner. Oh, man. Yeah..
"james connor" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Dad Count Kevin up this morning here on the show this hour we've got the Chicago Bears looking absolutely pitiful yesterday in New Orleans and in 40 minutes a momentous Monday In honor of Little Bo and his Ravens winning yesterday, which is awesome. And also because we like this hour to be a separate salute, you hear little most voice that open We'll do that coming up in inspirational sports story with a very special playoff twist coming up here in about 40 minutes from now. But let's start this hour with what happened last night in Pittsburgh. As the Cleveland Browns. Had not won a playoff game since becoming the new Browns. You had to go back to 1994. You might have seen the video last night is they showed this on the NBC broadcast. Bill Belichick versus Bill par cells as the last Brown's playoff win in 1994 Bella check was coaching the Browns Parcels is coaching the Patriots and Drew Bledsoe was the quarterback in fact, We had Drew Bledsoe yesterday on Sunday morning football to talk about this game to talk about this state. The last time the Browns had won a playoff game had been a long time. And when you think about the pain that Browns fans had gone through since then You had Bella check being fired simultaneously as they moved they up and left the team. Nothing will be ever more painful than Browns fans losing the Browns. Brown's end up moving to Baltimore, becoming the Ravens and winning a Super Bowl for years later. Uh When they came back. Finally, as the new Browns they drafted Tim Couch bust. 40 Brown bust Spin forward Trent Richardson Bust Justin Gilbert bust. Brandon Weeden bust Go down the list of the coaches that have been fired every 20 minutes. The G M's. That was a carousel of new faces. The Johnny Mans L disaster. Freddie Kitchens and that nightmare Hugh Jackson going Oh, and 16 and one and 31. And their only playoff game as the new Browns happening. 18 years ago, I made a 17 point lead over. They hated Pittsburgh Steelers and somehow blew it. That was all Brown's existence over the last 25 years. Pain after pain after pain after pain. And so this week I'll be honest. When I saw the news that Kevin's to fan ski, their head coach is not gonna be able to be on the sideline. And job. Antonio, Their best offensive lineman was not gonna be able to play both because of covert situations. Did not believe the Browns could win this game. I didn't I didn't believe they could win this game, but I did believe that the Browns didn't come this far to lose this game in blowout, embarrassing fashion, and so If you listened yesterday, I did a radio dot com sports slashed the better You bet. Show with Sarah Perlman and Nick Costas. So we were going over the lines of the action of the weekend. And I specifically said, Look, I don't think the Browns when 18 years since the playoffs and are going to get routed here. But they're going to lose in some type of dramatic, gut wrenching fashion and so take the Browns of the points but I don't feel good at all about them being able to win a football game on the road to the playoffs. Without their head coach. And look, I could not have been more wrong on them being able to hang the W because from the first snap off the game It was not the ghosts of the brown some type of nerves or Some type of that experience. No. From the first half of the game last night. It was the Steelers. And they're sloppiness. The Steelers just being totally ill prepared for the moment. Look you've got Pouncey is one of the best centers and football. On the first map of the game. Shooting a rocket over Ben Rafa's burgers, head and better off this burger, who's going to be in the Hall of Fame one day on the first snap of the game? Has a bouncing ball go over his head, and instead of just doing the smart thing swatted out of the back of the end zone. It's two points. And you live to see another day. Getting out of the way waiting for James Connor to try to slide on it at the one yard line, and then it being squirted free and the Brown scoring a touchdown. You just kick that puppy right out of the back of the end zone it It's already going backwards and it's too nothing fine. Instead, it's seven. Nothing and suddenly it's like Whoa! And then the errant throws. The deflected passes the interceptions and before you know it, the route is on a 28 Nothing now the Steelers club their way back into this game. But 28 nothing. You're never going to come back from unless you're Frank Reich and the other team is playing a run and shoot offense and doesn't realize that you can run the football. What happened in 1993 between the bills. The Oiler should never happen again, because you know people get smarter and realized. No, Let's not do that if we have a 28 point lead For the Browns last night. 28. Nothing did not feel like 28 nothing. 35 10 might not have felt like 35 10. But at the end of the day once you have a four score lead, you won't lose in that football game, And here's how the Browns iced it. Mayfield has got a white towel.
"james connor" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Snap by Marquis sponsor. Brown's think they have held Connor back. It depends on what official official from the far side came in. Clearly looks like a first down official on our side. Kevin came in. It looked like there a short while they're going to give him a 1st 1st and goal. Pittsburgh gets it at the one in Cleveland, right before halftime. Ruppersberger in the gun hands off Connor easily over the right side walks in untouched touchdown over the right temple when your text down one By James Connor. So the Steelers getting much needed touchdown just before halftime, And now they'll probably feel that got something to work with going to the second half. Or you needed some momentum going in because everything I mean that first quarter the browser 28 points at three interceptions yet the bad snap me Everything going against you on this is the first time just kind of looked like the Steelers offense from the first half of the year. Gotta go on. Got seven. So with Brown still have a minute 44 2 time outs. The defense needs to come up and get a stop. This buys? Well, we'll try the extra point for the Steelers. It is a way to our left good. Pittsburgh is finally on the board on the one yard touchdown run by James Connor. Check the drive summary sponsored by Merck. Ari. This stuff might be exactly what someone else is looking for. Buy and sell Almost anything from home With Mark Ari. Today find Mark Ari on the APP store, or macari. Com. That's m e r c a r I murk Ari. Your marketplace 13 play drive 89 yards 5 36 on the clock. In a one yard touchdown run by James Connor in the first half for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Tony Boselli that has seen them turned the ball over four times. Waffles, Burger throwing three interceptions and the Cleveland Browns scoring in a fumble recovery in the end zone off 40 Yard touchdown catch and run by Landry and two touchdown runs by Karim Hunt in the first half for the Cleveland Browns means in real started, so port on we've talked about it, Marquis Pouncey that snap quick seven turnovers by big bed. I mean, everything's been going. Cleveland now steals our adventure group. They've hung in there. They found a way to get some points and you had some injuries on the Cleveland Browns side, the biggest one being Jack Conklin. We'll see how that affects his game. In the second half. Pittsburgh's gonna kick off it is short. Earnest Johnson will get under it on the far sideline of the three goes by the 10 Far sideline 20 looking for a plot, broken tackles on the 30 up the far sideline 35 for Cleveland.
"james connor" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"But like you pointed out, they probably went to one last week without doing it, and I think it's worked out well, and I think I'm like I said, I'm sure they feel that, too, is able to handle it. And that it's not going to impact any development. And in fact, just by playing in a lot of these games is gonna help. Certainly, tomorrow, a window, you know, needing a wind to get in. This is going to be whatever happens is going to be a tremendous learning experience for him. How are let's talk about the A F C and then we'll move to the NFC Kansas City gets the one seed Buffalo They're playing their best football of the year. Do you feel like there's any other contender in the A F C, outside of Kansas City and Buffalo? I think they're the best right now. But I think what we've seen is any as we know, anything can happen in the playoffs, and all we have to do is look to Kansas City last year. And how far they fell behind Houston in the first playoff game They play granted, they came from being came from behind the wind because they have the ability to do that. But on any given day, any team complete, you know, can can give every anybody And I think with the seas were just talking about. We're gonna have a bunch of You know, at least 10 and 16 10 and six teams in and several 11 5 is most likely. And so would anybody be surprised that Baltimore gave Buffalo Or Kansas City on excellent game. Pittsburgh If they have the running the running game healthy, they're still going to be dangerous. You have to believe Tennessee school. I mean, I think that they have C is tremendously well balanced. So while I think those two you mentioned they are the favorites I think what is good is these other teams are. I don't think any either buckle or Kansas City. Losing would be that much of a surprise. Howard, What do you think has happened to Pittsburgh? Because Pittsburgh they were 11 and know they were looked at to be in the same seat that now buffalo I think occupies, but we really seen a regression at the quarterback position. They can't really run the football and the injuries have sort of taken over. Do you think there's any way especially after the second half we saw against Indianapolis that Pittsburgh when he gets back into that conversation and could make a run this postseason? I think they definitely could make a run. I think the second thing you said there and going through in terms of weren't able to run the ball. They've got James Connor back healthy. That's key for their for their offense. This is a funny how many times we analyzed the NFL and acknowledge it's a passing league and it's a quarterback league and yet we fall back on, but you still better be able to run the football. To be able to pass it well, and I think you know Pittsburgh, you know, they want a lot. They want a lot of games and those 11 there when they were undefeated that weren't great performances, but they found ways to win. And then it went, you know, went wrong for a little bit, but certainly the last week's game kind of, I'm sure lifted them all gave him I don't know that they were lacking confidence, but you just feel better about yourself afterward. And so, yeah, I don't think there's any doubt that that's the team that could be very, very dangerous in the postseason. Right now we're talking to our balls are going through the NFL playoff picture. I really like what I've seen from Baltimore these last couple of weeks. Now, I'm not gonna lie to you. Strength of schedule sort of worries me with them. When you think about the last three wins again, some of the bottom teams of the league well through the last four the Cowboys. They had that impressive Monday night win against the Browns, Jacksonville and the Giants. They play the Bangles this week, but I'm looking at a team starting to get healthy running the football really effectively. Baltimore is is not a team. I would want to play wild card weekend. No, absolutely not. That's that's a good team. And you know, the one thing you still wonder about is Now they've been knocked out of the playoffs the last two years and, you know, let Margit. They just have to have that balance in the offense and teams have found a way to defend Lamar Jackson in the last two playoff games, and that's we always have to remember. That when you're in the playoffs as you were mentioning strength of schedule that has a lot to do what happens during the regular season. There's no gimmes in the postseason. You're playing the best teams and like like I was saying earlier, especially in the A M City, where there's so many good teams. And several of them have pretty darn good defense is whether you look at Tennessee whether you look at Indianapolis, which it was Everyone's You wanna look at Miami. It's not a great defense, but they just play opportunistic. And forced turnovers and are able to t change games that with all that, so I think that that's going to be the big question that the Ravens are gonna have Whoever they end up playing, assuming they get into that first round is what is the match up? And will they be able to do things against whatever defense they play that they were able to easily do against some of the teams that aren't that good? I don't feel like people of maybe acknowledged how good the sea is that This year. Even with the expanded playoffs, we could be seeing seven teams get in that all won 11 games Orm or where this might be the deepest and most competitive play off, at least in a conference that we've ever seen before, like one team out of Tennessee, Indianapolis, Miami, Baltimore. Cleveland is going to miss the playoffs and they could 1 11 game and they added a playoff team. I don't think people maybe knowledge how top to bottom strong. The FC playoffs are this year. I'm with you, 100%. I think we way could see that numerous. You know, several weeks ago. I remember looking at it at one point, maybe about halfway through the season right around then. Where you could see that there were 10 A.m. C teams believe it was with winning records at the time, and the NSC didn't have that many and you had teams that were in the hunt. Weather was Arizona Chicago in some of these teams that were just kind of teetering. Around 500 or just a little bit above it. They're just they just weren't as deep and I think that's the thing. I think the NSC has very good team at the top, but they don't have as many that a good one. So I think what we'll see is When we when the seedings come out after after tomorrow, and whoever is number two in the NFC, and they're playing the seven seed people who look at that and say Well, okay, that you know those teams got in, but the number two seed is that much better. The FC Number two seed playing number seven. That's not that's going to be a toss up. Whoever that number seven seed is Last team and in one of the teams that could potentially be that seven seed is Cleveland..
NFL closing team facilities Monday, Tuesday amid spike
"Announced today. All team facilities will be closed Monday and Tuesday because of a spike in covert case is the only exceptions or teams scheduled to play Monday or Tuesday. That includes the Sea Hawks and Eagles and Ravens. Steelers. The Ravens Added six more players to their covert list today. That makes 18 since Monday case is also mounting for the Steelers, according to reports Pittsburgh Running back James Connor tested positive for the coronavirus today.
NFL suspends all activities for Titans after positive COVID-19 cases
"Few players from Tennessee titans tested positive for in nineteen, which has prompted the NFL from suspending all activities bore the titans until more tests come out well, they came out The three titans week for opponent are the three steelers initial reports said that the game would be postponed until Monday or possibly even Tuesday. But an additional titans player tested positive on Thursday morning, which led to the temporary cancellation of this contest. The Titans and steelers will not be playing their game this week and the NFL must find a way to rescheduled game by maneuvering weeks and or even possible that the game may be lost. We don't really know yet by the way. NFL has spoken about issues such as this. It seems like they'll do whatever they can within reason to reschedule the game. As we know, the sport of football is a lot different than other sports and rescheduling games could be an issue due to the nature of the sport, but we're GonNa have to see what transpires throughout the year. This may not be the only time that something like this actually occurs and when it happened with the Saint Louis Cardinals Baseball, they could just reschedule doubleheaders at our seven. Years later in the season and kicked, that can down the road. I don't know if you can do that in the NFL is such a physical game and players need time to rehab throughout a week. They need time to heal because our bodies are so sore after a football game but. As. Of Right now, take Juju. James Connor. Big Ben King Henry Corey Davis Tanna Hill and whoever you were starting out of your lineups and adjust sucks I know hopefully some of you are in leagues where Your Commissioners on top of coordination and they allow you to drop without penalty and pick up after the week where no one else in you your league can go in and scoops. You dropped him connor no, one can pick them up and just be reassigned to your team from assuming not all leagues have that kind of freedom. Or that type of commissioner a Kinda does take a lot of work got enforcing laws to which are pretty cool right
Browns dealing with injury questions at tackle
"Us some news about steelers running back James Connor. Yoshimi sprained his ankle last night Laura now, Mike Tomlin said they're going to leave the white on them for this weekend. So they don't believe it's overly serious, but obviously couldn't finish last night's game in penny snow came and finishes the weeks second leading rusher play very well. Philip, he's got a case turf toe. He also didn't finish last night's game. The team is opening that it's mild. He's hoping that he'll be able to go. This week but PHILP Lindsey Nursing Turf Twenty three to Jerry painful for running backs a difficult injury, and of course, the bears right now are dealing with an unhappy Allen Robinson who today took off his social media pages all mentions of the bears he's unhappy with his contract situation. He's in the last year deal. He'd like a new contract and the fact that he is basically removing references to the bears on his social media platforms. An old trick also a new trick, but it also tells you a lot about players mindset, Alan Robinson not happy with the bears at this point in time.
Allen's fourth-quarter TD clinches playoff spot for Bills
"The Buffalo Bills forced five turnovers and Josh Allen threw a touchdown to Tyler Kroft with under eight minutes to play giving the bills a seventeen ten win over the Pittsburgh Steelers Alan passed for one hundred thirty nine yards to score and interception all running for another touchdown the win moved the bills to ten and for their most wins since nineteen ninety nine and clinched a playoff berth for Allen's team the goal is to get yourself in a position to have shot at the Super Bowl next to get to the playoffs so we've done that I see we know we have two more games in two more crucial games that could you know really dictate the outcome of where we're out more receded so it's a good position to be in John Brown hauled in seven passes for ninety nine yards for Pittsburgh Devon Hodges was intercepted four times passing for two hundred two yards and a touchdown to James Connor the Steelers are now eight and six Josh foundry Pittsburgh
Patriots may soon have to deal with their first Antonio Brown issue and it has to do with his number
"We have to talk about the biggest storyline in the NFL Antonio Brown as it looks like the saga for Antonio in some ways is finally ending and in other ways. It's just beginning for number eighty four as Antonio uh-huh Brown signs a one year proved deal with the New England patriots and it's hilarious because there is so much speculation when all his shenanigans with the Oakland Raiders for going on that really it was just a grand master plan for Bill Bella check to somehow land the all world talent wide receiver in sure enough he gets released from the raiders and later that day signs deal with the New England patriots another huge weapon in the offense four. Tom Brady and this has shades of what Randy Moss did did when he was with the Oakland Raiders. Moss spent some time in Oakland during his games he played for the raiders. You could just see that the big hall of fame wide receivers hardest wasn't in it. He wasn't really producing for the raiders he was now running routes with this full heart. You can just tell that he wasn't the Randy Moss when he was sooner in Oakland and then he goes to the Patriots under Bill Belichick and has a career year a record setting year with Tom. Brady Brady threw for fifty touchdown passes does that offense was just a cold plays away from being the first team to go perfect nineteen in Oh as they were trying to catch the seventy two dolphins they lose of of course the super bowl to the tremendous comeback led by Eli Manning and the New York giants. Is this going to be just like that. Are we gonNA see a patriots team. That could possibly go undefeated after Sunday night. That's a very real possibility that defense for the Patriots absolutely shut down the steelers and and if they know they're gonna get just a boatload of points on the offensive side of the ball you know Bill Belichick GonNa give all of his time and effort to making sure that that defense is ready eighty each and every week for their match. Make sure everyone's healthy ready to go that the scheme is right and we very well could see a run at history again in New England might right sound a bit presumptuous just in week one but the steelers are a classic. AFC favorite especially when they had the big three Bell Brown and Rothlisburger now with two of those three pieces Gone Smith Schuster looks to pick up the slack for Antonio Brown but now yet to find someone to pick up the slack for Juju at that wide receivers Chris to spot you also gotta be be frank here that James Connor is not living on bell. We saw that in that game Sunday night so the steelers were still a good test defensively civilly always are fantastic and brady made them just look like a peewee football team out there as he had no problem going for thirty three points in that game and pass over three hundred honored yards. You put a be in that mix with Josh Gordon Julian Edelman the running back tandem of James White as well as Sony Michelle is going to be a really tough challenge to beat this patriots team and because of that you who who's to say I mean they they could do it. They could do it you. You can't say they can't there. There is a real world possibility with the addition of Antonio Brown that the Patriots could make some history but now we gotta look back at how this came to be an Antonio oneal brown you could tell really from the Gecko once he got into camp once he started running some routes with Derek Carr in this raiders offense something clicked in his head that he did not want. I WANNA be in Oakland. I mean he did the cryotherapy happens and you chalk that up to operator malfunction with the frostbite on the feet then he goes on this insane escapade with the helmet trying to get all that taken care of in think in trying to use his old helmet. He's used forever he. He's had six months to do it and he doesn't think that's enough time to find a new helmet. I mean he's not looking for new kidney. He just needs a helmet you. There's ways to figure that out to make it fit and make it. It'd be comfortable everyone else in the NFL did it why couldn't he that becomes an issue. He's stays out of training camp. He doesn't do the walk throughs. The helmet issue did not mean he couldn't couldn't practice with the team he did that on his own accord and then he goes after the general manager of the raiders after he gets fine for actions he knows our final. He did them with that in mind. There wasn't like that fine just came out of the sky on him and Mike mayock gets verbally costed by Antonio Brown he goes on a barrage. I use of slayer of slurs cuss words to Mike May Auchan your raiders still still planned on playing him in there Monday night game against the broncos broncos that says a lot about the raiders as an organization that they were willing to take this abuse from Antonio Brown and take all this Prima Donna behavior behavior that was happening with Ab and still play him Monday night when he's barely practice with the team we talked earlier in the season here here on this show about how Antonio Brown by taking all this media attention has helped the raiders rookies developed because they haven't had to deal with it and that's still true in the lot of the raiders rookies have talked talked about in themselves and the second year players have said by having Antonio Brown. It's been nice that they haven't had to deal with the media coverage and hard knocks and that was really a lot more centered around Antonio Brown but he's also had a terrible example as an a way to conduct yourself as professional with what he's done with the raiders clearly didn't want to be there show the the reaction video when he finally gets released from the raiders and all of that finally goes down and I think the raiders are better off for it you if you're going to establish a new culture in Oakland. You can't have this going on in your locker room on your sideline. You need to get Antonio Brown out of out of there if he wants out all the better let him go you cut your losses just saved a lot of money by voting that twenty nine million that you would yet. You'RE GONNA pay him over the three years Antonio Brown you get your wish you go you get to play for the Patriots I think both sides can kind of wash their hands of the issue but now the rest of the NFL has to deal with the Patriots and Tom Brady having Tony Brown as viable and very real. You'll weapon for them
Antonio Brown refused to practice in Week 17 after heated dispute with Ben Roethlisberger
"Internal rift in at first I thought what could make Brown so mad like what could have happened and you re morning allegedly there. There was the situation in practice where missed the hot route and been said he wanted to run it again, and he just lost it. What is going on with Antonio Brown? Round got upset this. According to Jeremy is reporting that rob Berger wanted to run a hot read over again during a walk-through so coaches sent another player into run the play a source close to the situation told Adam Schefter Brown got upset left. Practice and talked with rothlisburger afterward telling the quarterback that he felt underappreciated and had issues with people in the organization Emmett the Steelers locker room dating all the way back to a couple of years ago and the Facebook live incident with. Yeah. Forgot about that. You've got the lady on bell situation. Then you've got weird blow ups and just the dynamic within that team for his talented is they were to not make the playoffs. It just seems like a really toxic place to be right. It sounds like everybody's getting tired of each other. Like they've just been around each other for too long in the the Antonio Brown feeling under appreciated. What do you need to fill? Appreciate money back. Like, he's looked at his arguably the best receiver in the NFL. And I'm sure his teammates and his quarterback in his coach and everybody in the organization agrees with that statement. So what else do you need baby doesn't like the fact that juju Smith Schuster and and James Connor some of the other players on the offense. We're getting some run this year wasn't juju voted like team MVP. So maybe, but I
Steelers fall to Raiders as Chris Boswell falls on game-tying field-goal attempt
"Go to Oakland and lose yesterday. Unbelievable. Twenty four to twenty one Chris Boswell missed an extra point. But the story of this game for a while was Ben Rothlisberger getting hurts volume. He stayed out until they started to lose. And then he goes back in. Yeah. We'll ribbon DRAM in the fact that he was back on the sidelines. Sounds like he was cleared to come in. Mike Tomlin said later that. It was the game flow that the game at the time did not allow for him to return. You know, what our interpreted the bottom line? He went into the locker room to get X. Rayed checked out comes back. He's okay. Yeah. Not a great game for an Tonio Brown. Five for thirty five. Jersey was unbelievable though. Eight thirty three touchdowns thirty three points for juju. But the real story was how would this backfield shake out yesterday? Jalen Samuels, Stephen really, the answer was an overwhelming. Jalen Samuels is the guy Stephen really found the end zone, but he had five carries for four yards. One. Touchdown. Jalen Samuels, by the way, seven catches on seven targets of sixteen point two. If James Connor MRs next week and Adam Schefter reported it's possible play. But we'll find out later on. Then you have to figure. Jalen Sanyo's is an Rb to again this weekend's the
Stephen A.: 'I'm embarrassed by what I'm seeing from the Pittsburgh Steelers
"Me let me to just a little bit allow me to express to you the alarming level of frustration that I on questionably feel at this particular moment in time. I cannot put into words how disgusted I am. That the Pittsburgh Steelers ended up losing this game. I can't even put it into words. Ben Rothlisberger four hundred sixty two yards passing wasted. James connor. He's no Le vian bell. Juju Smith Schuster, thirteen receptions, one hundred and eighty nine yards wasted. For two reasons above all else. Big Ben Rothlisberger leading the league in red zone interceptions. Do another one yesterday was Shelby Harrison defensive lineman getting blocked in the coverage. And ultimately Ben Rothlisberger throwing the ball right to. Now. We can make the argument that it's the freakish interception that Ben Rothlisberger may have ever thrown as he so eloquent it in the aftermath of their twenty four to seventeen loss to the Denver Broncos yesterday. Denver Broncos team. That's now beating the charges in the Steelers in back to back weeks, by the way, we could go that route. All we can state the obvious. If you watched it throw, ladies and gentlemen, it was an interception. No matter what. Whether it was Shelby, all whether it was Roe. I'm sorry. Shelby. Harris. Oh, whether it was Roby who had. Antonio Brown completely covered. I don't know what the hell big. Ben Rothlisberger was thinking throwing that pass made absolutely positively no sense. Whatever you can point to that specific interception. But it was going to get into septic. It was going to get into septic. There is no doubt about that. There's absolutely positively. No doubt about that. Yet despite case keenum only one hundred ninety seven yards. Despite the fact that Denver didn't have the most formidable run a game to speak of. They still ended up winning the game. I mean Lindsay did have one hundred ten yards on fourteen carries. That's almost eight yards per carry. I got it. But the real culprit and all of this was bent. It was turnovers from Connor. It was a drop touchdown pass from Washington. I mean, I'm just looking around right now at the Pittsburgh Steelers. And I can't even express. The level of my frustration. Because you see regardless of how. But thank Pittsburgh secondary looked earlier in the season. They had got things together. They were looking a little bit better. But now, I'm of the monster. They lost that game yesterday. And I said, dammit, they just lost a trip to the AFC championship game. Now. Now, I'm not saying that laser gentlemen, mama's saying that it's a very simple explanation. And you know, what that explanation is? It's the fact that the Pittsburgh Steelers now dropped to what is it a fourth seed. Or at least a three seed in the AFC that means Kansas City and New England both ahead of you. That means to get to the AFC championship game. You're going to have to be one of the other one a row, and I don't think they're going to do that. Now had the Steelers and all likelihood possibly fighting for birth to the AFC championship game at Arrowhead stadium against the kids City Chiefs. You know, what if you had home games prior to that one could stand the believe who knows what kind of upset could transpire maybe I'll get lucky. Now, it's no way in hell.
Odell Beckham Jr. doesn't know if Eli Manning is reason for the New York Giants' struggling offense
"Gonna take over just short of their own thirty yard line to start. Also, an interesting game going on in Cincinnati today where the dolphins have the ball. And today might be an interesting sort of introduce yourself right on right on for the Miami Dolphins because they go through and nobody really believes it. But some eyebrows are raised and then they go into New England. And everyone went well that'll be that'll be the end of that. And it very very clearly wise. But I still am not one hundred percent. Sure. Like, I don't think the dolphins were as good as three an hour. I don't think they were as bad as they were doing the last week. And with the way Cincinnati's played at three and one. I think today will be a day that we learned some things about the dolphins. Yeah. Because this is in a turnover tight defense. Cincinnati. I think I think that they are going to pose a decent threat. This game is in Cincinnati today. And so the dolphins have a hill to climb here. Ten they do it. I always look at the first four games of the season. And we're just on the other side of that now and people have all these really rash opinions about what they've seen through the first quarter of this season. Anybody who knows football knows this. Nobody sees in his loss in the first four games. We gotta get through this hump this no October into November tumble where we get to see who is persevering we've seen it many times. Also, you can sneak into the playoffs with a lower record and make a ton of noise in January. So a lot to be learned about all these teams. Okay, James Connell. With the first score the day. He's gonna pop in from five yards out for the Steelers. What I don't know. After review is whether or not it's going to stand it's going to be closed as to whether or not the knee was down before he reached across the goal line. Also, it looked like Detroit just scored a touchdown. However, I think of flag just called it back, and it was Kenny golladay, which means it really ticks me off because I've got Kenny in bulk leagues. And so this just ruined my breakfast right here. Kenny golladay from fifty yards out. Beautiful cats in the end zone. Touchdown. No, just kidding. There's a flag may have been a hold may have been a whole. I'll say, yeah. I liked this spot for the lions today. You don't like this spot for the lines today? Producer lee. I'm sorry. No. I love the Packers. You know? I love me some Green Bay. You know, I love me all the folks up in Wisconsin. I just think this is a rough spot for Green Bay today there to one and one they're very banged up. They're not clicking. Emma lions at one in three and at home are going to be a desperate football team. And hey, Mike McCarthy give the ball to Aaron Jones. Those are my things I want to say about this football game outside of Detroit's first game against the jets where they got utterly dominated on both sides of the ball. I I really do respect with Matt Patricia has done there. Because those guys didn't quit and boy, oh boy. Field but Tariq hill game. Yup. I was that was low end around and hill took it all the way down to the thirty yard line of the Jags. However, there was a flag along the way. So not in the backfield. But something tells me this is going to be a block in the back, and this is going to. Yeah. All we gotta hold. This one's coming back, at least part of the way. And we'll redo I down so golladay and hill right out of the gate. Not really. They call it on Sammy Watkins, look when you have wideouts who are willing blockers, you love this stuff, and you really do. But that's Jalen Ramsey who is a physical corner, and he got tied up where walk ins and and on his way down. There was a lot of jersey being held. So that one goes back, and they'll be I in twenty instead of I down on the twenty. We did learn this though hill does not seem bothered by the wet grass. No, he he looks at Justice. Yeah. He. Yeah. Tyreek hill can run folks. I don't know if you've noticed this over a short time, and then F L, but he is extraordinary with the ball in his hand. So that is good news for Kansas City. But again, you know, the running game right there on that play. Just a quick outside. Play nearside Kareem hunt. Tackled with a two yard game. I think this is going to have to be a game where you really aimed to run the ball inside the tackles. Because if you're going to stretch the field left auroras should say east and west instead of going north and south you're going to have those situations where runner is going to have to get feedback under him before he can actually turn up field. Okay. I believe that touchdown. Indeed in Pittsburgh was overturned. So the review shows James Connors elbow. We're looking at the freeze frame right now. By the way, he's not down the one. He's done with a one inch line. Yeah. The knows that ball is shy of the goal line with the elbow down. So here comes third and goal from inside the one. On the nose of the ball is almost already breaking the plane. In fact, when I played center when we had situations like this just to screw with the defense. I would put my feet right next to the ball and extend it into the end zone. You know, obviously, those don't count as touchdowns in James Connor with a leaping run over the middle of the offensive formation Steelers. First blood in there, you go. Yeah. So that's what this game's going to be all about if you don't score on one play. It's okay. You'll score on the next one. We're going to see in Pittsburgh today. And now it's official. The Steelers are on the board six nothing with any PAT try on the way. And that is the first score of the game. There are many more no doubt to calm. Baker mayfield's about to take the field March will also join us next as the cardinals and forty Niners. Get ready for battle in the bay later today. It's red zone radio with Mark and rich on Fox Sports radio. Yes, sir. Brown.
Philadelphia Eagles: Carson Wentz's price tag continues to increase
"Plaid cast so far today, Jeff, and I have covered the MLB the NBA and now we move on to the NFL. So on bell obviously has been a hot topic over the. I mean, since the season started reacted because he hasn't been with the Steelers, you had the whole. I mean, stay offense of lime and not really being too happy about it. The last guys you on that as a running back. Yeah. So they weren't too happy about it. I mean, I never really understood why they had a problem with it. You shouldn't be count another pockets. And I mean, we hear these NFL players. Well, we move on with the guys that are here. Do that stay quiet block for James Connor. I mean, it's not that hard. All right now we've been bad haircuts pretty hard to look at though. Now we look at like bells doesn't show it up. Now it's gone to the point where the Steelers might end up trading him, which would make sense and the Philadelphia. Eagles according to an article will article from, I saw from SP nation. The eagles website. Part of it said that was actually from Jason lockenfora and Jason lockenfora actually been wrong about a lot of stuff. So I'm not sure how much you can look at the grain of salt. Yeah, but I mean, you look deeper into it as far as the eagles being a sleeper team it. It's not as crazy as it sounds. All right. Because I saw this and I was like, oh, there's no way that actually happens. But you look at it. Who are the eagles really paying at this point to where they can't afford a lady on Bill.
James Harrison says Le'Veon Bell should return to Pittsburgh Steelers, then fake injury to avoid games
"If you're like me in there, some of you that are, you've got levian bell on your fantasy football team, and you're just waiting. And the way this thing is set up to go is that levian Bill wants to record the twenty nineteen season as service time, which means he doesn't have to show up until November the six, twenty eight season. Yeah. Or or week ten of the season. James Harrison, his teammate today suggested he should come in November, sixteenth, and then faking injury. So he doesn't have to play a single game for the Steelers this year and still becomes an unrestricted free agent after the year. Now, here's a, here's something interesting if the Steelers trade levian bell and there are rumors that they're, they're going to trade him or at least are feeling teams up. The jets are one team that that expressed interest, they would receive a third round compensatory pick in the twenty nineteen draft the upcoming draft. Okay, if a trade him if they trade him, okay. If they just wave him, just say, were sending the franchise tag you go or ever. You want health fellow well met, you get you get a third round compensatory pick in the twenty nineteen draft if they wait until after the season and after the Super Bowl and they decide levian bell leaves, they get a competitor. Ori pick, but it's not till twenty twenty. So in order to get a pick in this upcoming draft, they've got a trade or waive him during this season. So there's incentive there actually is because if you trade 'em you're taking on another salary and other contract, James Connors been pretty effective in very effective. Yeah. Who would have thought that it would end that way? You know there's enough teams that like really could use a running back like Seattle could really use a running back. I could like I, if if you could send him there, Detroit like desperately needs a running, especially a guy but the, but the problem is the same for anybody else. Are you gonna give him? Are you gonna pay him big, right? If he's unrestricted, free it. And how much money are you willing to pay? Levian bell. I'm trying to think what is what is girls number Todd, Gurley nineteen. I think he got nineteen million and I think fifty million guaranteed is levian bell. Gonna get fifty million dollars guaranteed out there. I'm not sure that that's their anywhere else. Yeah, I would see because I think if he got traded, he'd have to prove his worth in running backs. Frankly, don't get traded that often, Eric dickers- and got traded Marshall. Faulk got traded. Even if he gets trade like you can't really trade for them. Because the situation is the same. He can still hold out to week ten and record a year of service time. Agent contract you once he has no incentive to come
Buffalo Bills to start rookie QB Josh Allen in Week 2
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Aaron Rodgers Leaves Game With Knee Injury
"The studio bears and Packers week one Sunday night. Chicago a twenty two three lead in the third quarter Khalil Mack in this game. With a pick six developing story surrounding Aaron Rodgers the Packers quarterback carted off the field after an apparent knee injury is back in the game four Green Bay. Meanwhile, the Browns and Steelers and in a Twenty-one all tie James Connor one hundred thirty five yards two touchdowns in the absence of Latvian bell for Pittsburgh. Adrian Peterson a rushing touchdown in his Redskins debut is Washington Bruce bass the cardinals twenty four to six Broncos have now won seven straight season, openers the longest active streak in the NFL taking down the Seahawks by final of twenty seven
Pittsburgh Steelers won't trade Le'Veon Bell or rescind RB's franchise tag
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Mychal Kendricks, formerly of Cleveland Browns, faces up to 25 years in prison for insider trading
"Browns and former Browns linebacker Michael kendricks face up to twenty five years in prison after pleading guilty Thursday to insider trading charges you signed a one year contract with the Browns after winning a Super Bowl with the eagles season a goal. Federal prosecutors said us tips to make over a million in legal profits from four major trading deal. Sentencing comes December
NFL's Mychal Kendricks pleads guilty to insider trading
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