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Hour 3

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Hour 3

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One thirty eastern time as when coverage begins college basketball and a big one in Knoxville Tennessee would love to get a little revenge on Kentucky who knocked them out of the number one spot a couple of weeks back at Rupp you got Kentucky at Tennessee covers because one thirty eastern on ESPN radio and the ESPN app. What are the things we do gyp shorts on the show is we like to honor the good and we'd like to bash the bed. What we call. It is our hero and zero of the week. Males bureau ACO zero. Year old. And the beauty of it is you can go wherever you want. You can go any sport if feel strongly enough about not sports, I guess you can do that. Although we typically don't do that. But it's wide open to you shorts. It's wide open. Okay. So we like to start with the good. So who is your hero of the week by here of the week is tape measure the scouting combine McCollum Murray over five I like, I said I've watched in pay attention to this for a long time. I'd never seen a guy be taller at the combine in a situation like this where Oklahoma strength coach said he is in his socks either barefoot like even a little bit of buffer between being bare feet and the ground, and he is taller to combine fi a couple tenths of an inch. So and that that completely change the near if he was five nine seven eighths or and I thought he's going to be shorter than five minutes. Seven eight five nine and a half. We are poaching which is silly. We're poachers conversation complete. Differently. If that was the case. Agree. And I would say props to you, by the way, and they're sports information guy. Mike calc, even though he said, he measured just shy of five ten the media guide had Cuyler at five ten so all year long people have suggested the media guide was lying like they do most of the time. But they were absolutely right. So congratulations sooner football media guide. So there you go. Yeah, you're going you're you are welcome to the show where eight plus years in here. And you're the first person that has ever given a hero of the week honor to an inanimate object. The Tanisha my first time here need to make an impression you did box. Absolutely. Did. Again. So my hero the week. I'm going back to Monday to the man you will hear say this. I loved it. I loved it. It was Monday night almost everybody was sleeping, but Dallas was NFL a taking on the clippers and with nine seconds left clippers head coach Doc Rivers, grabs the microphone from the PA gets everybody in the building up in cheering. What could be we don't know yet for sure because there hasn't said officially it's his last year, but what could be Dirks last visit in front of the clipper fans at Staples Center. It was a really cool moment just fill like a spontaneous spur of the moment. Type of thing. I don't know maybe doc headed plan, but way to honor one of the all time greats. This league is seen. And I thought it was just really like one of those goose bump inducing moments. Jeff I thought props to him hero of the week is Doc Rivers. I'm with you. I thought that was fantastic. Gesture that was in the middle of the game. They didn't stop the game nine seconds. He's in crabby. Yeah. And and. Yeah. I thought it was fantastic. I got one more don't jump. This Mikey see keep you got a little itchy trigger finger there. And it's it's it's going to cause some issues here. But the I had a backup that I was gonna go to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar auctioning off rings and other memorabilia to raise money for children who need them. I think that's fantastic. He said what you know what I'm going with this money's going to far more important than than rings that are sitting somewhere in a box. I thought that was great too so props damn he doesn't wear them. I agree with them there. Young. I go ahead Mikey zero. All right. What do you got for zero of the week? So I follow the pastoral conference. Obviously religiously because I cover them for living one day, you might get to cover championship in a major four two. So that'll be okay. All right enough. Nothing. Well, this leads me the zero is washing huskies. All right. Look the Pac twelve needs as much love as we can get and we have one rink college basketball team. We had one wearing called your bass. Well, be ranked next week the Washington huskies they went to Cal Berkeley cow was owned fifteen impact. Oh conference play washing was a twelve and a half point favorite in Washington lost. And on top of that. There is on a state the second place team in the conference went to Oregon a loss by twenty six the third place team, Oregon state lost Arizona who ashes not any good at basketball this year. If you've been following her not so the top three teams in the call for instant might get one bit. If Washington wins the conference in the conference title game in the tournament. We get one team. And I think even more fit into this story was the fact that Washington clinched the radio she's entitled on night they lost to own fifteen. A bad. Look, isn't it? Washington is an organ alum. I like giving zero the week to the washing shirt. Yeah. I know you're west coast guy and in a duck and all that. But I do have one question if a conference plays, basketball and football, and nobody cares. Does it actually play those sports organ Auburn week one in Dallas? I love it. It's a temper we've said, we're we're going to stem, the tide of this with offense, align. Yeah. Just herbert. We have wide receivers in Casta football. Now, it's all changing in October. If anybody listen to this show, they know I've been on I like, Oregon, and I like Mario Cristobal, and I like what he's doing in recruiting. It's and if he's got coaches around him to to coach these guys up, then then obviously, they're going to have the talent there. I wish I knew what happened with Jim Levitt. Maybe. You me tell you our you'll tell you off air tell me off the is that an on air store. I mean, basically, it's it's just different personalities jumped Levitt one of the head coaching job that give it tomorrow. Instead, the too big personalities, Jim Levitt doesn't fit kind of the coaching staff is young energetic. They're all just hardcore Twitter recruiters, like just fiery people, and I'll meet Jim Levitt fit into what Marawan. That's it. There wasn't like a big crazy thing that happened just personality wise didn't fit but the guy they hired though, any evolves from boys day is a great hire. So I'm actually pretty pumped with the way they went to go good. But you realize it's not good to have no rank teams if your power five basketball, big six or whatever they wanna call. Yeah, we're good for you to call him. Well, well done. All right. My zero of the week. From the early college basketball as well is Fran McCaffrey head coach at Iowa who walking down the hallway after an Iowa loss to Ohio State was heard yelling at an official you cheating blinker blinker year. A blinking disgrace props to the big ten to deck him with a two-game suspension. But my goodness. Like this isn't France first offense here. That's why there's two games. This isn't you're getting two games for this. He is an absolute loose cannon. I really like there's a lot of guys in college basketball that are loose cannons. But this one happened this week, and thus he's my zero of the week. Yeah. You know? I guess this is not as I offense. I'm generally not outraged by this type of stuff I feel like in a long season you're going to have some emotions boil over. I think that the NC double A officials in college basketball, and it really in football are just we were too sensitive amasau get a t last night, but Kent state coach because he took his jacket off in anger even throw. He just like to Jack up eighteen them up for that. Like grow up come Kermit Davis did that last week for ole miss and did not get hit with that. But when you start calling people loudly cheating blanket blinkers that was in the tunnel though. Right. It was but it was loud enough to be heard by many. I'm I I'm I'm I'm a fan of sportsmanship. But I'm also a fan of like grown men talking things out at times. I don't know that that's talking things talking a little bit. It's a little bit much. Yeah. I mean, are you going to turn around and respond in a productive manner? If you're called H eating blinker bombie not after the game at that point point, whatever. But I I guess it's a coup. Taku sample for the kids to be suspended. That's the most important thing. It's all about the kids. Yeah. Yeah. Kareem knows that. He does. He's. Yeah. So there you go. All right. I mean, I get it gives a really emotional one of my best friends in this business is Frank mart. Like, I Dan fired coach he is. But he's one of the Ken nicest human beings I've ever ever gotten to know in my life coach or not like he's a phenomenal human being he gets intense. Yes. Well, Fran is just like I said this this week to somebody. I said I can't think of another person who looks nicer. But maybe meaner. Face up. I don't even remember up. Oh, good. He lives like the nicest guy, what he looked Fran McCaffrey looks like a an accountant, he could just see got the, you know, the kind of greyish hair and a nice, you know. Oh, wow. You would have never known this. Right. But this happens time and time again, right? This is this is it's misleading. He looks like he's like the old teacher at the class completely misleading. Yeah. There's a bunch of Folsom screaming. This is not fit. This is not fit. I don't like this thing you go. Okay. Now, you know, so get out there. Everybody go up look up frame Catholic. Or what else have you look up the specter or the a storm surge of hurricane lamps? There's fantabulous so good. All right straight ahead. Cuyler Murray, not working out at the combine you my friend did work out at the combine what it can do what it can mean what it can prove and the record that at least one NFL person says you still hold. We'll go there as well. As very important checkup on a very disturbed individual Eddie ESPN radio Dorian Mel ESPN radio ESPN app. I can't believe it that Gerald is presenting the quarterly budget report with finger puppets. Here comes one point seven percent decrease in fixed overhead I know everybody. No, I can't believe how easy it was to save hundreds of dollars on car insurance with gyco projected increase in organic three revenue. Believe it. Geico could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. Dorian Mel Jeff Schwartz in from L guy, who is at the compound compound combine we say compound because we call mel's place of residence that Kuyper compound at the combine in Indianapolis does he have does he have a room where he watches film that just has eight projectors at once. Yes. I don't know if they're projectors. But yes, he's got. The house is and I have been there. But it's phenomenal. Like they just built in a couple of years ago. It's ridiculous. It's on a bay in Maryland. It's amazing up. Jeff tons to me. I'm asian. Yeah. But he watches a ton anytime. He's on the phone with a lot of people talks to a lot of people watch is a lot of film, all of it. This is. Real quick fast. I by the Senator so is his business a lot of film watching or is there a lot more of like talking to people both that we don't know about it just off. Yep. Yep. Christine Lisi sportscenter anchor. Had spent two and a half hours last night making unbelievable treats as she does virtually every weekend for the people of ESPN radio to enjoy when I lived in Bristol. I partook plenty they're the most incredible baked goods I've ever consumed and this morning, she meandered out to discover that the treats are gone Christine. We are still trying to get to the bottom of this. You looked in trash cans, you've looked in other rooms have you looked in other departments of ESPN word has gotten out for years about this. I'm wondering if it's over in TV land somewhere where do we stand on the investigation? I don't you know, we have not determined. What happened? It's would have when they disappeared. There's very few people here at five AM. Right. And we think that maybe someone lifted them there is suspicion that it's Mike you're Naga because he surprisingly is not shown his face yet. There is no way Naga would do that. Wrong the ours. Nice. Yeah. There's no I'll be there in a couple of weeks for some draft stuff. You can leave him with me. I'll keep him safe watch them. Yeah. Apparently, he doesn't like peanut butter. So you gotta leave those out. I will. Oh, see Travis is allergic to peanut butter. Jeff is just weird and doesn't want. Oh, oh, you ought you're allergic to people are kind of made fun of that. I don't like the case the peanut butter. My goodness. Peanut butter for you, then my friend. So here's here's what I wanna know. Does this change the way obviously, it will impact your trust in humanity? The next time you bring in a plate of baked goods. Do you put it somewhere else? Like, what changes do you make to prevent this from happening again? Sometimes I used to leave them in here with me because people from different departments were taking stuff, and then it became annoying because the door just keeps opening and closing a nobody. Hello. But people are just like what are you got? And then they leave. Oh, so that's why they're on the tables. You may have to change that. I put up a sign though. Of course, it is of. It's you, of course. It's polite. Try all right. Well, thanks, hopefully. This at some point shows his or her face, and is dude dealt with you think it's a dude. I don't know. I'm just kidding. I don't know probably better. They just took instead of like took a bite and then put it back. No. It is not you don't think. So. No, then you're only losing one instead of the entire plate who puts who takes a by the puts it back people do that here trust not those. They of those none of no, none your except for one bite might be all the calories you can consume any given day. You do that you're monster. You are absolute monster who world to burn it is time for straight talk. Brought to you by straight talk wireless. Best phones. Best networks, no contracts. Real quick. Antonio Brown line here. This is what he told Jeff Darlington. He says, quote, I don't take any blame. I just think I took responsibility for my situation. You know, I didn't point the finger. I didn't make no one look bad. I didn't throw no stones at anyone. This is a of the breakdown in the relationship between he and the Steelers. He takes no-blame. I'm shocked. You're not sorry. What's amazing about the NFL sports in general is there's a lot of this behind the scenes, but you don't hear about it because teams win and the Steelers have had twenty boroughs never had a losing season is career. And what happens when he goes somewhere else? And they lose a couple of years in a row the quarterbacks not very good. I think this you'll be a problem for a while. And I'll people will like to say, well, what what about oh DAL doesn't have these concerns to me. He's great ought behind the scenes, he's not going public bashing. I know here that interview with with little Wayne, which is probably not the best idea. But I just it's just a lot man. And that's why I don't think you see a lot of franchises with strong personalities at quarterback going after him. Yeah. I want to get into this to with you. And we're gonna do that here. Coming up as well. We are going to get the combine stuff your records at the combine Jeff Schwartz. One. I ran across actually a few minutes ago. And just looking something up. I did not know about. So this is you actually have a Pac twelve record. I was unaware of. Yes. Yeah. You're aware of that one. Okay. Good. We're going to go there. And here's the other thing. I want to know from you. I want an end we're going to do it on the other side here. I wanna know as a guy who spent how many years you say nine years in the NFL eight years in the NFL non training camps or okay variety of teams variety of huddles different personalities, if the Steeler, if you're a Steeler, and they don't trade Antonio Brown. Yup. And you know, what he has said about your quarterback. And you know, what he has said about the organization in many ways. What how do you handle his return? The next time. You need him talk to him whatever it may be. I wanna know like, okay. And the the general majority of NFL guys you've been around how they would deal with that. Because I think that's interesting, and you can give insight on that that I obviously never could. It's all part of straight talk. Brought to you by straight talk wireless, nationwide coverage on America's largest and most dependable four G L T networks Jeff shorts going to put us in the huddle of the Steelers win Antonio Brown. If it happens makes his return to that team or stays with that team ESPN radio and the ESPN app. Dorian Molly SPN radio ESPN app. That's Jeff Schwartz. What's that smoke music? Right here is this. Yeah. Well, really? Yeah. Club scene. You jamming right now. Yeah. We like to my wife, and I liked the. Yeah, we're going to we might go to eat you see this year. We'll say the Vegas. I don't even know what that is. It's like what what did you said ATF? He electric daisy carnival. Okay. Oh, goodness. We'll see. Yeah. We like this music. I like how about that? That's cool. I'm more like rock myself, but Goodman, why rock bands too now though. Well, there's not a lot of great stuff in. I know I'm listening like more eighties like AC DC's mile. Yes. That's that kind of stuff guns and roses ACDC. I do like like green day. I mean in terms of more modern, but they're certainly not modern. I I'm good with like fall out. Boy, if if I'm looking at somebody who's on the radio now that anybody would know, but. That kind of stuff anyway, anyway, so you're a Steeler, and you spent eight years in offense of lines on anyone to you went to camp for another year and has been around different franchises. And you know, kind of the temperature inside a huddle and different mindsets around the NFL. So for right now, Jeff you are back in the league. And you are a Steeler and the offseason has come and gone. And you have not traded your franchise has not traded Antonio Brown. But you know, what he said about the franchise and how he feels and what you said about your quarterback. Who's also in the huddle. How do you handle him? The first time you see him at practice or in a huddle or wherever it may be. Well, I if he does come back. To t-. Let's say this don't trade whatever reason, and and he's on the team came and he decides to stay away from the team. I get that. If he desires to come back. He's probably gonna have to apologize for the team at some point or make a statement for the team to kind of clear the air because there's no way, and my opinion, he can go back to the team without having said anything about trying to make up and be nice, right? And really the way that a lot of us look at this and having a pretty much in the majority here, but guys might not actually speak this out loud. But as the way, they feel is is if you can help us would football games, we will put up with a lot. It's all teams as well. If I know on Sunday, a Tonio Brown has my back. I have his back and we'll go down to win a game with two minutes left. I'm good. I'm good with that. The problem is Antonio Brown did not show up seventeen when the Steelers needed him. So you always have to question that. And I know he gave his reason for other reasons, I think we're somewhere in the middle him a Big Ben had a disagreement at practice. I don't think it was what the excuse the he gave which is basically that might tell and told me to go home. But he still went to practice though. So. And you you we're Chris Mortensen say he didn't call Tova back then co ownership back. He he wasn't there. Okay. So that would that would worry me because you've proven that you might not be there when we need you the most. But I can put that aside if you show some attrition and a little bit and you're there at camp and you worked hard and you did cause any waves. So think he could go back. I think everything would be okay. But again, I said this a couple of segments go if the losing continues next year Antonio Brown's who go right back to to be in this diva. And that is the concern. I have I'm a Steeler is a sealers player. So I think he's gone probably has to be I kinda think you a couple of weeks ago. I kind of thought he wouldn't be he wouldn't leave just because studios don't feel like a place that that's going to get bullied by someone a player. But I think it's too much damage is done. Now you get rhythm. Yeah. I know. Round pick. So if anything better than six round pick you've actually kind of probably one on value. Right. And we just you know, I just read this this quote that he told Jeff Darlington that he he takes no risk really no responsibility for the breakdown between him and the Steelers. So you're not going to get that that statement or that address to the team if he does come back to Pittsburgh that you guys might be looking for. So you got you would think you would though you would think he'll retract that. Essentially. I they go for the team will hear that. He said some nice things. Yeah. I only he could be there and not say something to the effect of like, hey, guys, you know, like, let's put the past behind us and move forward like something like that. I don't think he can go the whole season without saying that or come or come back to not say that. Scouting combine. Now, let's move forward to that. Right to the guys that will be drafted this year. It's happening. Of course, you can watch the NFL com on an ABC television today starting at one o'clock eastern time Keiler is not working out. But he is going to work out at pro day. Everybody has a pro Dino. Now when you came out of Oregon that everybody approach or is that it. Okay. So they did we let it to organ. How was the combine perceived by draft hopefuls, then as compared to the way that you think it's perceived by draft hopefuls now has it changed? Nobody do that the top players now. You know, we'll just not focus as much on the performing welna Columbine. If they do in the pro day, I mean like last year was apple the three top off its alignment last year in the draft did not run the combine as Ahah win and Queen Nelson. Mike mcglinchey? I mean, I think now if you're good enough, you could just go to your pro day. And do it just like Murray starting quarterbacks have realized that the really is no plus in going out and throwing the combine. And and like, I have no problem with it. If you have leverage to do that. And you feel that do now for me, I need I need something on draft picks. I need the Columbine to show what I can do in front of peers and whatnot. So I was fine with having to do the Columbine. You are okay. Mean I had to I'd have a choice, right? Live from Santa leverage. I mean, I I wish I had the opportunity not to combine. But I did. And so, and I'm you you'll what I was did a TV hit other Dan outside the lines talking about I have no problem with the way. The combine is run to the process of the Columbine. And it doesn't it doesn't really bother me. I think there's a lot of good in the combine more than there is bad. You had a combine worst. Yeah. I mean. Yeah. So look unofficial, right? They have those websites that have those the matrixes. Okay. Let us. Uh-huh. And so looked up mine, and I was I had a twenty point five vertical in its first percentile. So one point. Okay. I didn't even think it was that. I mean, that's that's bad. I didn't even think it was that bad. But and what's funny is my brother had an even worse overall combine than me. He was a second round draft pick and Mitch Schwartz places chiefs. His his was worse. He ran slower than me almost everything he had a better vertical and his broad jump was third. Percentile? So joke about them all the time that he had a worse combine than me. But he can laugh about his better career. And and. Twenty point five I tweet out like the horror. I was like I can't believe I, you know, jump this bat in NFL. So gymnasts who runs the senior bowl now longtime NFL scout. And personnel director said they normally set the the apparatus to jump. So you jump up, and there's there's rungs and you hit the wrong. And then obviously you jump as high as you can you hit as high as you can. And then that's how you measure. He said they typically set the apparatus twenty four inches. And if you can't let me pull up the what he said here exactly what he said here. And that basically they said they said the rest is just knowing that that is the minimum. Someone will probably jump is twenty four inches. The exact tweet was scouts at the verdict apparatus at twenty four inches at every day for the vertical. Assuming each player will at the minimum be able to jump twenty four inches generally takes a complete reject not to two twenty four hundred. Congrats. Be the best player to ever force Gusman. Just the verdict answered them with do. I have the worst verticals ever successful career. He says there's no question. Nice them. Like, oh, my tombstone. It should. My new Twitter profile worst vertical to ever have successful NFL career. There is no Brown might might. Yeah. I'm not to pass the torch to him. You might you might. He's got a ways to go though. Just finish to your one. In baltimore. Jeff short story. No get with your door, Email ESPN radio. And then there's this record. Now. I ran across it on Wikipedia, not everything it we compete is. Right. But it's got a little citation number next to it. And you know, the Pac ten record Pac ten, of course, the time. We'll still probably call it a conference record Pac twelve record. You know, the one I'm referring to here, you probably a. Yeah. I have I have the most rushing yards for an offense alignment. Yeah. Most rushing yards. Now. This just says for right tackle is it for an offensive lineman in general Amando idea. But I feel like it probably is three yards rushing. These the record three yards. That's your record. It's on YouTube the video. Three rd rushing USC two thousand seven Dennis pitch me the ball by. And he thought I was someone else. Really? Dixon. Yeah. It's on YouTube. Yeah. Just look like Jeff Schwartz rushing thought you were someone else. It's a minute. So what happened was we are running the play. It's a read option. So you're reading a defensive end. And then you have the pitch guy to run the option. If you if you so choose to to keep the ball. So it was run to the two well office I was blocking zone to the right? And they were going to he was option off will be the left defensive end. What happened was he pulled the ball? So the Inaki inside zone and who's going to run the option? But the problem is he read it wrong. Gene was rushing right at him. So he ran instead of running to the left. He ran back to the right? And I was blocking my guy and Lawrence Jackson kind of went outside. And he was kind of actually was kind of like. Unhinged. Unconnected? He was rushing back kind of running just kind of like jogging back like to the play. And we all thought the ball was left of us. K so I just start chasing him and Dennis was like right there and pitch me the ball thinking. I was the pitch guy because he went the wrong direction. Gotcha. And so I caught the ball still remember vividly the faces of the players in front of me that saw me catchable by the look of horror on their face. I took three steps in Lawrence Jackson, tack on me for three our game. I'm watching it right now. It's great to third leading rusher in the game. We'd be is a year. We like. Testing to make it we're up against it. He wants to make it better should say. I was walking up the tunnel after we'd beat USC, obviously, great accomplishment. We'd find a Coug over the hump. Their someone jumped on my back and said you third leading rusher today. And it was Phil Jackson. Not Jackson, Phil Knight. I'll really about that. Yeah. Yeah. You and you just come off of a block. So yeah, you're just kind of standing back there. And here's the football by good hands gory. Lexus reaction, you knew what to do with it. When you had it amazing hands. Yeah. Yeah. For big fella. Yeah. Yeah. You like just don't fumble that I was the key don't fumble leading rusher impact twelve history among offensive lineman. He is Jeff short-story noca- here with you. We're always presented by progressive insurance guest. Join a shell Pennzoil performance line. You want to sound off on what you think of a thirteen year three hundred thirty million dollar deal between Bryce Harper and the Phillies feel free eight eight say ESPN, we're going to tell you what we think straight ahead has been radio. ESPN you see Jeff Schwartz. We do that in honor of Mel that's Mel does not demand much on this story and Mel show on ESPN radio. But he does demand that the final segment in from break. The music must be this. Okay. Yeah. It's just this thing. It's his thing. And we give him his thing. You know, even when he's at the combine was showing their. Yeah, that's his show. And so that's where we sit. And that's why we did it just saw something come across from Bleacher report. Of course, the combines going on Josh Norris. He's got a check Mark next on on NFL network. Kim Jones states that people are starting to believe, quote, unquote, almost universally the collar Murray will be the number one pick by the court has to be you, and I are on the same page here for sure to. Yeah. And again, I don't know if it matters very much whether or not they can trade Rosen in the NBA, it'd be nice, obviously beyond the obviously two months away. I think that general consensus that Murray's going there, obviously. You know last year, I think the consensus was Donald is going number one that didn't happen. So there's a lot of moving parts here. But you'll hear too is. I I don't know if Haskins might be a better quarterback than Maria some people feel that way. But with the fit of Arizona in Murray. That's I think why ripple think Murray's going one Haskins does not fit that offense. I mean, Josh roses alpha task is. Yes, does not. He's not running. He does not move in the pocket. No. I think he had sixty off at sixty rushing yards or something. I mean it it's not. Yes. That's not what he does is. Nobody wants to do in for a lot of teams Haskins might be. Their choice if they had it. But that team it doesn't feel like that would be the choice, especially with cliff as familiar as he is with collartoo. And that's you know, he's gotta make he's got them. He's got a chance to make a real statement as an NFL head coach with the very first picky. Emmer makes and fief time. I realized drafted Josh Rosen, and Steve would obviously have to sign off on the choice of Kylie Murray. But you hired a guy not because he wins not because he has anything to do with defense because of his offensive mind. And if you are not going to let him start his offense of implementation with the quarterback, he wants then you hired the wrong guy. Well, that's part of this too. Is I feel like kings? Berry is good a need his guy to start out on the right direction. You take Rosa for two years. He's not your guy. Let's say you're kind of to start over again for coach who was not terribly successful at Texas Tech. So if you want to start on off on the right foot, you might have you know, maybe time doesn't want to go with Kingsbury. I mean, go with a Murray, but you got to convince them you. Did you need your guy? Yeah. And I can't imagine that would take much convincing. You know, what you're when they're saying things like like, you know, he's our quarterback four. Now, they're saying they're giving themselves out like if you don't have the first pick. You may Doreen Ohka Jeff shorts with Dr Email ESPN radio. If you don't have the first pick Steve time, I would assume would step in and say, wait a minute. Now. This is what we'd be willing to give up to move up to draft X Y Z. But when you have the first pick, it is entirely entirely. A you don't have to make that you're not giving anything up to get your there. It is one hundred percent your choice. Now like, you don't have you don't have to have conversations about. Well. I don't know if we want to give this up. Or if this is for the good of the franchise, you just taken who you want perfect. Right. And I assume you talking about well leverage. There's no leverage they have in their own pick. They just be as honest as they want. I guess they could try to drive up the price. Yeah. Up to number one. Which is you know, could be possible to. But I just Rosen. I like rose I think he'd be be good elsewhere. I think New England should take the thirty second pick and trade 'em for Rosen and have them be are, you know, the next next quarterback there? They're going to do that. But Dow would to me would be like a perfect fit for Rosen or be ready or your not in the west coast offense. Yeah. Know give you know, what's allies done after this year. You know Rosen has guy. Yeah. I think rose will be good to but Kyla just fits what cliff wants it just seems so much now, apparently it's kind of becoming the thought around the NFL a little bit. At least according to NFL network and Kim Jones just a few minutes ago. What did you think Jeff the first your your gut instinct when you saw Bryce Harper thirteen for three thirty with Phil's? I tweeted out thirteen years with with a bunch of crying emojis like chronic happened like laughing like like, you're laughing emojis. That's what I thought originally. But I'll tell you what I forget who I read this from. But the the contract is actually very Phillies friendly like their way under the threshold right now for salary cap for the tax like for a big market team. They're ridiculously under the tax and they're not even close. I didn't Bryce Harper doesn't make you close either. So this seems like a really good deal for the Phillies. I was surprised at Harper sign this contract for this long. And with no opt outs, and I get that's what Boris kind of wants to do. But it just seemed like just seemed odd to be. That's the direction he went in where I know is the biggest contract, but the average per years typically as what we talk about contracts, not though money because you know, Trump's gonna get Fordham trying to four hundred million. Yeah. Yeah. The whole three thirty things last until trout until trout signed to deal. Eight to fifty last year. I know he's injured banged up. And he chose Philly. I think because of the park is tiny. And I think that he'll be able to do some damage there. I it's not my money. So I don't really care for spent. I just thought it was a great deal. It may be, you know, go the backyard throw my son some some for walls. But the one argument that I did not like off. This was the whole Kyla Murray and a foul in baseball come on guys. Murray's doing the right thing. Here you agree. But he's doing to me. He's doing the right thing. Just because he's doing what he loves more. I don't know that he needs any more than that. I mean. Yes. No. No. Yes. But I mean, obviously, financially shirt financially football. Yeah. At least for the for six or seven years of Murray is get the second contract is much better than baseball. There's no guarantee by the way, and he's a he's a prospect. He's not a policy baseball player. Right. Exactly. If you want to ride the bus, I looked up single as Burlington Vermont is that where he wants to spend his first year out of Oklahoma. And he's want to go play. I would not Phoenix. I would not think. So by the way, I got to get this out there. Mike a messaging me says trade Rosen and a middle of the round pick for a B for middle mid draft pick so third fourth round pick for for Antonio Brown. You kidding me? Do you wanna Tonio Brown Rosen? Gee, I don't know. Well, that's the other thing. And do you wanna Tonio Brown around your rookie quarterback? I wouldn't of course, he was teammates of his cousin Hollywood Brown. All right. Good enough. Jeff been fun ESPN radio ESPN.

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10/23/2020 - HOUR 2 - The Dallas Cowboys' Issues Are Deeper Than You Think

The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker

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10/23/2020 - HOUR 2 - The Dallas Cowboys' Issues Are Deeper Than You Think

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Are, what is up ladies and gentlemen our number two here on the yacht couple obviously I'm not crispus art and obviously he is not rob Parker, Jeff Schwartz and me Jason McIntyre coming to you live from the GEICO. Fox Sports Radio Studios Fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance visit GEICO DOT COM for a free rate quote. Great night in sports. Jeff. World series. College football. Yeah. Any thoughts quickly on the world series before we get to? A team that got smoked on Monday night football. Rankings decision to how the roof close tonight right I mean four less runs and then you have Tampa Bay with more in pitching doesn't allow a lot of runs builders and allow a lot of runs. It feels like they're trying to play a game with That's. pitchers duel I'm fine with it. But also I hate the dodgers. So I'm well WHOA WHOA WHOA WHOA why do you hate what are they are the dodgers edible? They got movie bets with a hater because I'm a giants fan that's. Very easily that's life more sense. Yes. Eventually, they're going to have to win a world series I. Just Hope It's not in my lifetime so. Next week. We've said this before right we said it in seventeen eighteen. So let's see it happen. Let's he'd happened now we looked better than the raised beds is a lot of fun to watch I. I like Clayton Kershaw. Mock him for his lack of playoff success even though he pitched really well and gave one but I like watch i. Watched dominate the giants. Now's entire careers career whip against them as like point eight it's ridiculous. And Yeah, they have great players and the the fun to watch mookie Betts is incredible with the way he plays the game right? He he feels like he's the guy we should be promoting over like Mike. Trout right doesn't want any part of being a superstar right like mookie betts once I think in my opinion, he has the personality to be the face of the league. Trout doesn't Care Yeah but quick note you said you were a giants fan growing up. Growing up my favorite player in major league. Baseball was will Clark I was a young guy in the eighty s will the through Clark the the Weird Part Jeff about this as I get older. I think might have been college and you start reading how much of a jerk will Clark was in real life guys like majored I should say that On the air but I all signs point to him being a big time. I mean human being we'll. Clark loved his swing. No. That left coming my favorite player was bond. So No. Vigorously a social media. All right. So let's get to the NFL. Week seven is nearly upon us. The Dallas Cowboys America's team. It's been a rough when you know we talked about the eagles they've got a litany of injuries the Dallas cowboys also, a ton of injuries jeff their entire starting offensive line is wiped out with Zack Martin near Guard. He was the last guy standing. He's got a concussion. He's out this week obviously Andy Dalton Aka the Beige Water Pistol according to Colin, coward he is the Star quarterback this weekend against Washington and how the mighty have fallen Jeff. A lot of people thought the cowboys were a playoff team going to win the NFC east. On Monday night on one of those island games they got dump truck by the Arizona cardinals embarrassing fashion, and then the stuff comes out about Mike McCarthy, the players aren't responding well, I mean I I don't know what happens. If you're Jerry Jones I don't WanNa say week seven is must win but I mean distance kind of an important game here from carthy. Well as a lot of things to consider here one is that McCarthy? He's bought himself a year because dad got hurt. Right so really no matter what happens is here Jerry Jones is gonNA excuse it right because Oh Dakhla, right? Yeah we started slow but we could've finished you yourself anything. Right? We have finished fast. But there are some concerns I have with with what's happening behind the scenes. Right? We're hearing now obviously players complaining to. The media and that's what happens when you start losing. Especially, we're supposed to be good to four people complaining to the media about about bill preparation or lack thereof of kind of maybe a little bit old school approach, and also on defense at defensively they're they're allowing thirty six points a game, which if this were continue the worst defense in League history was super era. Is that? The players are complaining that it's too complicated right and Rod Marinelli. System previous coach who was there? It was very simple. It was covered too I mean I I played cowboys. Giants, you knew it coming. It wasn't a surprise. They just did it really well, there's something to be said about doing something simple but doing it really really well, and the players are complaining about. This too complicated. We don't. We're not playing fast enough and Mike Nolan today. Kim Ounce at like my high school team here on this defense. There is there's a real disconnect now between the coaching staff and the players, and that's what. We're doing talked long. Washington to win by four to six, the the Super Six. They lose thinking about this. Okay. You have all backup offensive lineman against Washington defense. It's really good at Pasa. The cowboys defense has made everyone. Look good this year how is not good quarterback? He'll against the cowboys what are what about the cowboys makes you think they're gonna play hard this weekend. Well I. It's less about them. It's more about Washington? So it's interesting that defensive line coming into the season was supposed to be amazing. They were great in the opener against the Eagles singlehandedly wrecked Carson Wentz in that game. But then Jeff, I started to look at the numbers. They're not haven't been dominant since that game I don't know if they read the press clippings, their league average in pressure rate, glitz rate sacks, nothing spectacular and I don't know why it's they couldn't really do much damage against Danny dimes so I almost think they're overrated. That defensive light, and then it's like, oh, well, who do we have to worry about on the Washington offense serously Kyle Allen I mean you remember I bought into him going into that Rams Game I've sold all my all the Kyle Allen Stock I. Foolishly bought like Oh it's going to work. He knows Rivera and Turner the OTC. Bro Garbage The Washington I think Washington gets killed here in Dallas back. So here's why I think the defense has not been up to to what we consider them is that The behind it a lot of games and they're not pass rushing anymore right they turn to run block run defenders defensive lines play better from ahead. and I. think that in this game, there'll be ahead but I mean, this is like the worst game of the week. Why are we talking about this one? There's so many better games we should be focusing on. Well, I think the other aspect here is the chatter already on McCarthy and his hand picked defensive coordinator Mike Nolan answer I don't know if you read this piece by Mike Lombardi I like Michael Bardia worked with them at F. One he's an interesting guy, he's a character. He wrote a scathing piece about Jerry Jones that basically said that Mike McCarthy has not calling plays. He should be Kellen Moore is calling all the plays because he's Jerry Jones's Guy Jerry loves him. He didn't WANNA lose him when they got rid of Jason. Garrett and he let's kill and more call the place and kill them more like is massively overrated apparently, and if you look at their offense. It's like stuck in the mud they get nothing started in the first half. I think first quarter scoring is like they're like twenty third in the League, they always fall behind and everybody all the defense stinks well, the defense out. Great. But the offensive game plenty of sucked and that's why Dallas is a train wreck. McCarthy's in a bad spot. If he picked the DC, the DC stinks Nolan and Jerry has Kellen Moore calling the plays because Jerry loves his future head coach down the road. That's a recipe for disaster and then Jeff. It makes it about Jerry Jones and less about McCarthy. Jerry Jones. Watson himself. Nothing at the fillmore thing is rather interesting because you. McCarthy. When he signed with the team, he said a couple interesting things. One is that he said Kella Moore's called offense and we're gonNA adopt his terminology. So we're run my offense with his terminology which UH guess practically speaking if one person that's a change right McCarthy it's easier on the whole system but then it's not really McCarthy and he was hired to run the offense. That's that's his baby. He was higher to rehabilitate back into get dat playing well and Interesting case. It's your point the cut down really early in games there wasn't always his fault right fumbles and drop passes that didn't help but you know, I, feel like great quarterbacks they're not always losing a game. He was losing every game. It'll ton of great numbers he played well in the second half he brought them back in a lot of games but that concern me what what I found. So interesting about McCarthy's higher and this is I preach on this for a while now and I don't know. Why there's a lack of chemistry happening on the offense. Even playing right now but McCarthy admitted that when he would he signed with the cowboys, he didn't he didn't talk to Dak for a week not a week text them. He didn't call him didn't meet with them. I would feel like that would be the first thing. I. Did if I was hired by the cowboys I'm at Jerry. Jones's house. I stayed the night we had to talk about Dot Prescott how a used him right I mean they had some conversation unless unless Jerry is like we're gonNA have him for a year and get rid of them, which is possible. And then he just didn't call like, Hey, bud how. How about? What kind of respected Jerry show Dak not giving him the big contract maybe based on McCarthy's talks with Jerry I don't if he's long for deck. I frankly. Not. Happy. Right. I argued back into, it was December January said that I didn't think the cowboys we're GONNA pay doc long-term because they actually might now because he got hurt and I think the cowboys feel bad about it. Is that. We see throughout the League if you like your quarterback right look at all the new deals that we've seen mahomes and. and Rogers got paid a couple of years ago off and went and Watson is that you make it work right and whether it's you either. You pay what? What they want to be paid. You make it seem like negotiation and you get it done. For the cowboys the holdup was was the one year supposedly right back on four cowboys one of five and they just didn't they just I would've relented the really really want to Dak Prescott. Like. You know what will break are precedents. We'll give you four because if it works out. Well okay. So Jeff, the pushback on all that it's like, okay. All those guys have either been to a super bowl or won MVP award and in the case of. Watson Nobody Playoff Games I. think he won two maybe three but also what's it was like a top ten pick and that I think is at the crux of juries issue all those guys you didn't Golf Watson Moans they were like first round picks again Roy is like okay he exceeded expectations but we won one playoff game like how good is deck I still don't think we know the answer. To same don't know how good Jared Goff is do we? He's okay. I. Think he's got to be perfect. You saw. Subaru everything was initially seen so far everything has to be perfect for him to be really really good. No I think it's fair to question whether or not. Dacca's that guy. But you make it work if you love, I mean Ryan Tannehill. She changed her game against loss. He's played well for ten games and the titans. Thirty million dollars. I still think that if they loved him and that's my point is my point of it I don't think they love him choose not and I think that's why he wasn't signed your Carter and that's also why maybe there's just a weird chemistry thing because everyone will walker stack and where the coach comes in like I don't know if I really liked this guy and everyone's like dude, look it up I mean he in. Some weird distant and in hiring Mike Nolan that was nepotism higher right might don't give him as I first job and so he gave back but Mike no one is not good defense coordinator. He hasn't been in years and it's it's about higher. Yeah. Good yeah, I am kind of with you. I think we may have to go coming up next we may have to go back. To Antonio Brown and the situation. With signing with the bucks, it's big news I don't know we're going to go there. We got other places to go I mean we could talk about the bucks being more stacked than the top earner at the crazy horse I mean seriously like this Tampa team is loaded out somebody just broke down the offense for me and I'm like, oh my gosh for nets coming back this weekend. I mean Jeff Shady McCoy gets healthy. Now they did lose OJ. Howard tight end to an Achilles and Oh, my goodness. Did you see what happened in the World Series Jeff? Turner say Ya Throat Dry. Humor to see to remove. One nothing now now Jeff Interesting we just talked about Oh the domes closed. Charlie Morton does give up anything Justin Turner just smoked one. Dodgers. grabble with nothing I'm sorry to interrupt but I saw Jeff we've never done radio. Games on. I get. So excited final hour. My weekend show is during college football and like you know college football, it's just crazy. offense. I just love it. So sorry in radio during. During live sports like I was I was lead hosting a program, a radio show wall. My brother was playing a playoff game a couple of years of titans chiefs playoff. In the one of the Mariota game you see I was on the radio live during the entire game having to to lead the program for three hours. Watching the chiefs just blow the game I understand having to do both the same time I get it. All right. So coming up next year on the odd couple, he's Jeff Schwartz I'm Jason Mcintyre we are in for Christian Rob I. Think ROB is at this world series game. Is I think he's on vacation doing something nope. Boost always at the Beach Bruce Start living the dream that the got. So coming up next year on the odd couple Belichick has officially lost the break-up with Tom. Brady. We'll explain next but I be sure to catch live editions of the odd couple with Chris. Broussard. Then Rob Parker Weekdays at seven PM Eastern Four PM Pacific on Fox sports radio, and the iheartradio APP, Hey, it's Chris Bruce Art and between the couple radio. 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I usually have to follow my phone or watch on my phone or just missing altogether. We live in out here in California the weather's warm. So it's like I guess we'll go to the beach and I'll check in and on the Games but I don't know college football. It's kind of taken a bit of a hit for me and with the covert it's made it easier this year. This is a weird year for college football. I'm not totally into it as as a pack twelve guide I. My my day job is as Padova radio and Sirius Xm's so M my conference not being back. It's been odd. You have a balanced covered the NFL two fulltime. So Saturdays always my my family essentially like wherever we do sell, I'll Miss College football Saturday, whatever it is and all you'll the best thing that the catch up but she pac twelve I'm not staying up on the East Coast man almost two am to watch era. Zona and UCLA play. Sorry. Cats. Go Youtube in the morning I thought a fifteen minute recap. The people cut these games up man like up there up right away. So go to the morning. I. Wake up like. Illinois Wisconsin. If this is a great game and Greg Game I want US highlights youtube. There's there can watch the game fifteen minutes. No in game gambling with that option, of course. Eight In game gambling can be really profitable if you're sitting in front of the TV watching a game and you're well prepared otherwise if you just flipping through games Oh this game and you get, you're GONNA, lose every time sit down to watch the game and see what's happening actually profitable if you can do it. Right. So when we first had when we had our first. Child I still remember Saturday mornings. I would go play basketball early like seven seven thirty and I would set the Dvr to record game day. This is like Nine. Ten years ago now and eventually you know I would go. Home and watch it and catch up and eventually I was like, what? What am I doing? This worth it just to watch because you got so into the the rhythm now Sunday's Jeff you know that's like that's my day. You know the family knows by ten am usually by nine because I got a lock in the fantasy in the gambling. But by ten hey, come watch me but I'm not going anywhere. That's how we do one. PM till. Midnight on Sunday I mean. I I. Have a lot TV's in my house so I can get away with maybe moving different rules but I have a room with three TV's three TV's my ipad, and that's how I spend my Sundays watching football, and then now Mondays and Thursdays and Fridays and Saturdays it gets. SF Yeah. Well. I'm a West Coast Guard, I miss watching football. It's a wake up games on it ten or nine am on Saturdays and Saturdays goto eleven pm at night because you the late Hawaii Gamer PAC twelve game. And I felt some as you're done by nine like I'm. I'm up late I nap every day on the east coast never every I'm looking at the maps for what Football Games we get and it looks like I will not be getting forty niners at patriots unfortunately out here in La we're going to be getting Jacksonville chargers. Yeah no comment on that but. The Patriots are in a must win spot bill. Belichick has lost junro I tossed out this number. Awful loss since two thousand, three, Bill Belichick forty, one and sixteen against the spread. That's staggering success. But Jeff, he had done that with two decades largely with Tom Brady I mean, maybe there was another quarterback in there but. I don't know I'm just looking at this Patriots Team I. Don't know what they are there for for for the longest time every show, every radio show TV show Internet. The Patriots were a big story because the Brady in Belgian and now I just I don't know that they are. Do you care about the Patriots Right now though? I mean I like Kanter like watching that offense play. But ever since that Seattle game, they just been different the Oakland game the Richmond. The Vegas Game I think was right after that and they beat Vegas their offense didn't look that great doing it. You know didn't play against the chiefs and their offense looked looked piss poor. Then he came back and they looked. That had their issues. I should say make it easy. I mean. The last drive of the game, they've got eighteen twelve jason. They had to do back to backtrack place to get themselves down the field. Cam couldn't throw the ball down the field and part of it is they don't have any weapons they have nobody. So we you know when when you watch games, you watch this quarterback. To the throw these guys I would just turn into watch Patriots Watch Cam at some point you're like either better options on offense to watch US better teams to watch this weekend though I will say they get their offense aligned back. For the style of football they WANNA play, which is run the football and. Pass it. Just ball control. This'll help them be a better team but I think we have to stop looking at trends with the Patriots because this is not Tom Brady and Belgium spell check and Kim, noon and throw out I'm with you. I also think they're boring watch. All right coming up next here on the odd couple. We're GONNA talk to a former NFL executive of the year Randy Mueller he might have the answer as to why the heck the bucks signed Antonio. Brown. But I be sure to catch live additions of the odd couple with Chris Broussard Rob. Parker Weekdays at seven PM Eastern Four. PM Pacific on Fox, sports radio and the iheartradio APP Jeff Schwartz, and me Jason McIntyre coming to you live from the Geico Fox Sports Radio Studios. It's easy to save fifteen percent or more on car insurance with GEICO GO TO GEICO DOT COM call one, eight, hundred, nine, four, seven, auto the only hard part figuring out which ways easier. Our next guest, former NFL executive, the executive of the year Randy. Mueller he's e CEO of Mueller football dot com. He was in Miami with Nick Sabin. It was in San Diego with the chargers randy how you doing today men. In Great. Are you excellent? Excellent. We have to start with the big news, the Antonio. Brown signing by Tampa this is a I. Don't know for me. It's a high risk move but. I don't know we had Albert Buron earlier who said that Tom Brady pushed for this and I don't know you take us inside the war room you've been you've been in their coach or players pushing for somebody and as the GM. How do handle that and how do you think they handled this Antonio Brown signing. Well as you know, they've come full circle because it's only just about two months ago where Bruce said no, we're good. We're good. So Tom Tom must've been a continuous knocking on door that's for sure. Here's the thing I i. don't think at this point after everything that's happened that there is a ton of risk. I really don't everybody says, well, he might mess up what they have gone. He might do this. He might do that. You don't what if he even gives the slightest indication of that they'll cut him. So there won't be any financial reason to keep him. We've already passed a guaranteed part of of a vested veteran contract time. So I think it's all the risk is is minimal reward is giant because let's face it. He's a good player. I'm sure he's been working out I'm sure he's going to know a little bit about what they're doing from his stint in. New England and it sounds like him Tom I've been talking. So I think on the inside, you have these discussions just like we're having today, but you have them day after day week after week pretty soon, you get a consensus on what's the right thing to do now the EPA Bay thinks they have a good team in a chance to go to the playoffs. Maybe. Makes more sense to so I actually liked the signing there were two or three high profile teams Seattle be one of them. That thought they were going to get him as well. So there was definitely some competition and people thinking like when it came to adding Antonio Brown. As a front office executive, how much stock you put into a player like Tom Brady says, let know let's say there was some you know Jason Light in and. It's like I'm not quite sure about this and Tom goes up this guys I wanted Tonio Brown, Hill live with me all make sure he's right. How much sway does a player like Tom Brady having that decision? Oh i. think he would have some sway jeff no doubt about it I think. Not, every player obviously would carry the same swag, but it was the same for Seattle I had known that Russell Wilson was doing the same thing Pete Carroll and John Schneider. So when you're star players signs off on, it I think it makes it a lot easier because you can also pass the buck if it doesn't work out as well. Right it's Tom's part of. The blame. So I think the locker room is your most critical. The locker are are your biggest critics just put it that way and they they sound like they're on board with it. So that makes it easier for the front office to pull the trigger. But Randy's I keep coming back to this like internally if you're Godwin or Evans or Scotty Miller, any of those receivers. Are you going to be a little bit upset this is Tom Brady's guy he brought him in. He's obviously going to get snaps. They've got to come from somebody if Evans all of a sudden getting the ball yo you guys paid me a Lotta money. I'm the Alpha here I'm the best receiver and Mike Evans is better than Antonio. Brown. Now, Godwin Hey man I'm a superstar I was one of the leading receivers in the league last year isn't there some risk for this given that everybody knows? Oh Antonio that's Brady's guy. Well I think if that's the case and if there's a little bit of me, me involved I think you may have the wrong people in place to start. Because everybody should WanNa win right and that's the goal, and if this guy can help us win, that should be the standard by which we judge. So I think Antonio Brown makes them better. Heck. He might get the double teams in Evans might get three more often Godwin the same thing they might get coverage roll the other way on now instead so it should be benefit to everybody. Sticking in the state of Florida, the dolphins replaced Ryan Fitzpatrick for to talk about. And what? I found really interesting about this was one the timing the bye week was moved up. So you know I think week ten was the original by week it made more sense to plan but I, WanNa talk about Fitzpatrick's reaction. When players get benched. It happens right and fits new at some point this is going to happen, but he seemed genuinely hurt by this Do you recall a time when when you've had to deal with this where a player? Just? I never really seen a quarterback especially when was kind of a placeholder surprised to it's Patrick react in the way he did. Have I was a little surprised but once you take a look at why I mean you're talking about thirty seven years old right this may be the end he made ever throw another NFL path that's the reality of it and I think that hit and I do think his reaction was genuine hurt you know there were three and three they were riding pretty high in his opinion I think he thought maybe down the road this might happen but I think it genuinely caught him off guard and his reactions will raw I mean they were sincere and raw. You know when you think about what the dolphins have done I think. Ryan flurries Chris Career. Think that putting two in now makes them better I. Don't think they're going to take a step back and I don't think they think they're doing this for the future. Sure. It might be the best thing for the organization but they're ready to make a playoff run at three in three and they think to it gives them more options. So that was an interesting take most people thought that that would wash out this season they I don't think they think like that at all I think they think they're better because of it ready. Let me ask quickly about. If you ever had an experience in the front office where maybe the owner hinted at listen we're not winning a lot this year we get it. We're playing for the future we're going to start selling off some pieces I look at Jacksonville in this off season and nobody's GonNa say Jacksonville's tanking. But when you I think it was three years ago we're in the AFC championship and all of a sudden Ramsey's gone and entire defensive line is gone. It feels like a fire sale tear down and my New York jets apparently are starting to go through something of a similar situation where they're just unloading any talent in the building. How do you handle that in the front office when it comes to the players? The coaches are the coaches getting on the horn and asking around. I might be out of work. The openings like how do you handle this in the office? I've ever been part of something like that to that extent. I've I've been lucky enough to every day that I've gone to work. Try to win I mean that the taking mentality is four and two ninety, nine point nine percent of the people in the NFL all the coaches obviously. The players they want no part of this. They WanNa win right now and they don't WanNa hear about a rebuild to the to the extent of Jacksonville what they're doing. I'm not sure that Jacksonville thinks they're rebuilding though I think they think they're they're doing things for the betterment of the team again right now if that same regime in Jacksonville is taking this year, I think they're crazy because they'll end up being fires. Way It is I mean they they've already had three rebuilt they the same group. So this is they need to be doing everything they can to their credit I. Think we saw a little bit and we should give Jacksonville credit. They traded dock way to Minnesota before the season started got a second round pick for him. Minnesota's turned around now and sent him somewhere else for a lesser pick heard round pick. My take was gosh maybe Jacksonville knew that he wasn't that good and that he's really just a pass rusher, not a run defender it just took Minnesota's six weeks to find out what Jacksonville already knew. So I started a credit Jacksonville a little bit maybe I messed up but that's the way I thought. Attention to Dallas Mike McCarthy just got higher they played six games. They're very injured I get that but they're just used to be a lot of noise early in coaching tenure with McCarthy. Right players upset about the defensive scheme players questioning the work ethic of the staff have staff kind of firing back a little bit through the media. Can you recall in new coach having to go through this? So early in his tenure? He. Oh, I. think that's it. It toxic fast. And especially for US coach that won a super bowl right Mike McCarthy's games. He's an accomplished coach I thought it was an odd mix when he went there to start with. We. All know that the structure there is different than anyplace else it's a little bit like the raiders were ten years ago or twenty years ago when I was running their show when the coach was kind of superseded by players anybody who had a beat could go around the GM around the coaching. Go right to the owner and it seems like that's what's happening in Dallas I mean there's no way that you would hear that kind of. Chirping Outta the locker room six weeks in in A. Normal, structured place because that coach and GM would figure out a way to to either shut that down or move some people quickly I don't know that that's going to happen in Dallas. They've Kinda empowered some of those players to be able to speak their mind and Jerry seems to be okay with it. So it's a tough spot it's like Mike McCarthy is now a security guard right? He's not even the police when he came in arrested anybody because everybody runs around him to go to the police. You know like a mall cop can do shut the door at the end of the hall or shut the window. He really. Doesn't have any authority forty. You know what I'm saying. Great stuff. He's Randy Mueller you can follow him on twitter at Randy Mu e. l. l. e. R. Randy. Thanks for the. Great insights. Right, coming up next year on the odd couple Fox Sports Radio Jeff. Schwartz. 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I'm sure they're win the game now no more than is. Is showing right now I world series champion is a veteran of this. Man, baseball I'll tell you what I'm. My team hasn't been the play alone. Oh. Boy. Jim Turner delivering its down the lied. Coming home is HE GONNA in? Stopped. Stopped the third what the heck are they had to stop to outs. You GotTA CHANCE AT JEFF I mean the ball with the cutoff cut off the cutoff guy right when he almost third Plant Baseball Man is the most stressful sport to watch as a fan. Out of disagree gambling on the NFL Lot Sundays. You. Not to go off topic real quick I in the one point four, million dollars circa contest. Okay. I was looking at a five and last week. was breaking perfectly and all of a sudden the ravens big fourth quarter lead evaporates and the Texans totally screw it up at the end and blow it in overtime and I was. Like I was literally shook, Jeff I, went for my family's around were I'm ordering food every Sunday order breadsticks cheese pigging out. It's awesome. What other? Like this is perfect and Jeff A. I was just Sullen. I was just sitting in the chair I'm looking at the account I'm like. I give to the Super Bowl too I. think that here here's why baseball to me is the most stressful. Fan. Not. Not Take the money out of gambling is that. There's a rhythm and flow to like NBA Games the football games or you might have a third eighteen right? You might have a couple of foul shots. Think there were times in those games hockey to right you have you have your brakes and you know the other side of the ice like you have time where it's like, okay I can think. Of Deep Breath. I. Can I can relax every single pitch in baseball feels important a playoff game and there's thirty second pitch and you're thinking to yourself. Okay. Is even though curveball here slider what what's GonNa what's runner doing? Are they going to pitch just so many things that can happen in those thirty seconds it just I think it's the most stressful. All right. So to get to the NFL real quick. You. Know you brought up a good point about fitzpatrick versus tour and the dolphins don't play this weekend but I was like you I was like a little stunned. The Dolphins are rolling right? I mean rolling three and two I believe there and they just smothered the jets. The defense is coming together. And to pull a veteran and replace it with a guy who I believe to a through two passes who did last week? Yes. Okay. I he must have blown them away in practice because I don't know if this just seems like a bit of a miscalculation again, I haven't been into dolphins locker room I haven't talked to anybody. I'm just I'm stunned at this move. Well, a couple of things to consider here one is the reaction from him for. Fitzpatrick made it seem like he was not aware this was happening anytime soon, and there's also reports and you can go look as contract up online that he's do about five million dollars in incentives that he's not gonna hit now for playing time me look he's thirty seven I don't I don't know how much he really is in this for the incentives but I'd be pissed too if I was a game or two away from hitting a one million dollar incentive, right? You'll I think that the original plan like I said was to bring him back either weeknd believe it's week nine. There were playing the jets and then they'll by playing the jets again, it was like jets by jets and okay. This is the time to bring to and after either either by or before that by but the by got moved because of covid rescheduling. So it feels like the plan and the dodgers by the way, just score two more runs. So it's three nothing dodgers now I'm turning this off. I can't disgusted I cannot watch. US anymore. I think the original plan was to bring them up back on the bye week. Start by week now. Now it's the bye week fits like look man we're in the platform right the AFC ease the bills lost two games in a row. The Patriots aren't very good right now there's another team that division we won't talk about and we'll just make the playoffs now why why are we making this like I get the frustration my other reason I was a little surprised Vegas apparently is going to be downgrading the dolphins a hair. Not a ton but a hair because Fitzpatrick's Gamer he knows what he's doing out. There is a veteran he's mobile quarterback to is largely unknown. Now he could blow people away but I I'm not expecting that. All right. As you said, dodgers a two run single by who that was number Muncie Muncie. So Your Guy Morton getting touched up dodgers three Tampa zero. ooh Great Start for the dodgers coming up next here on the odd couple Fox. Sports. Radio. Think. 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Nfl I think most of you know former. Nfl journeymen much to my surprise. My Dad's five nine a buck seventy and as per the picture. I posted a week ago on my wedding day. I was just about six five three hundred and thirty seven pounds happiest day of my life spicy mustard for life. Anyway I got a bunch of podcasts. I Love Them. I love that you guys love them. I love that you guys tell other people that you love them. I love that you guys tell other people that you love them and then they tell other people that you got you got matrix here. Jeff Schwartz is going to join US former. Nfl Offensive Lineman. I mentioned that today's Ross. Tucker football pockets. Andrew Brandt by the way was amazing on today's Ross. Tucker Football podcast. I love when you guys rate and review show. We have a big announcement for this show coming next week. Big like big big next week so very much looking forward to that. We don't do very many announcements but we do have a pretty big one by the way if you listen to this show and you like the action. I'm picking four more people to go against me and Joe Dolan in best ball ten fantasy fantasy football draft like. Let's do it right. Get chance to win a free hundred and twenty bucks. I'm not asking you a painting in you have to put any money in all you have to do is say all right. Ross. Let's do this. My friend sign up. Fantasy points dot com use the code feast all caps. Send it to me. Ross at Ross Tucker Dot com and say Ross. I want a piece of you and I'll say okay. Let's do it speaking of. Let's do it all right so guys before we dive into some NFL conversation. Because I wanted to get another alignment and other. Nfl player who also is in debating to discuss some of these issues. Steve We've been discussing as it relates to looking at teams win. Totals with new coaches with rookies homefield advantage. All of those things I wanted to just I I know you guys are sports. Guys Steve. You live in Vegas Jeff. You like all the sports. I'll start with you. Jeff as a guy that played close to ten years in the NFL. What's your reaction to the NHL? Twenty Four Team. Like what's your initial reaction. I mean there's a fan I'm excited for scores to be back and if this is the way they're going to do it to make it more exciting than make it doable and I can gamble on it. Then I'm fine with it. I mean it's it's tough to do. Single game playoff in my opinion In a sport like that where you play so many games throughout the season. I'm sure that that's their exact plan. But I do think it's nice to see some of these leagues thinking outside. The box would how they're going to make this happy. Mba going to kind of a one through sixteen receding type of tournament. They didn't receive every year. Now I think that some of these changes he's leagues might make especially with the schedule the NBA side might benefit them moving forward. So I'm for all this. I know baseball saw some work to do to get back on the Labor side But I'm for any of these leafy outside the Boston to get their product back. Steve what was your initial reaction when you heard about this twenty four team hockey tournament. Oh I think it's a great idea and it will be best three out of five for the five through twelve seeds in the first round calling that the qualifying round in order for them to make the playoffs and then the one two three and four seeds. Of course. We'll have a round robin and that'll determine seating which I gotta be honest for us. I don't know if the CD really matters in hockey very much at all. And I think that that will be much more like just exhibition games to get the players some time because hockey's not like the NBA where the one always beats the eight and that's even with home ice advantage which there won't be. I think it's a great idea to be playing these games and a couple of Hub cities so The one thing that surprised me I was shocked that I guess they call this phase where teams are going to start practicing in full. Isn't gonNA start at the earliest until early July. That really surprised me. Yup I don't. I don't really understand that. I guess that they still have some procedures and things that they need to figure out but that does seem like a long time away that I don't understand what the delay is why they can't start to do something in a couple of weeks. I thought that was interesting. What about Jeff as a former athlete? Do you think that there is any sort of an asterisk as to who wins like whoever wins the Stanley Cup? Will you look at it like an asterisk? Because it wasn't a real season they cut it short. It was this weird playoff or do you think nobody really cares. Nobody really look at it that way. I mean players will look at it especially the you know the team. That is a legitimate huddling. They they've won the new design for the rest of the season. But this entire year is going to have an asteroid sports. I feel like I'm the outside the NFL and constable. They probably will start on time and play at least most of their season This always be the year that something was different but I definitely think that the team that wins should feel very honored and feel proud about displaying that championship and saying their champions. What about you Steve Asterisk like? Do you think it's unfair or do you not care. Don't think anybody really will think of it. That way. Don't care no one even remember. Joe Gibbs has three rings nineteen eighty three. The redskins played a nine game season. No one even remembers what about what about from a betting perspective. Jeff I know you said your first response was you're just glad it's back. You're glad that you have something to watch in Tibet on. I think it's bizarre that there waiting till late July. I think that the opportunity is really the sooner they start up the better but from a betting perspective. I never actually bet on hockey. I don't know if you have. Do you see any angles. Any advantages here any teams or anything. You think has an advantage because of this format. Why bet hockey but mostly rely on friends? That are more informed than me to better hockey. Having seven futures for season win totals. That were passed along to me from someone I trust so. I'm not doing research on hockey but I'll bet it if I trust someone to give me information and now I'll follow the playoffs. A little bit more intently. Salt Kinda pay attention two times. But you're the reason why I think just starting so late. I agree with you that they should start as soon as possible. Because there's nothing on. Righty capture kind of you. Know the the entire sports crowd if I just think there's a long logistical issues with getting guys from overseas and been able to train properly guys. Don't have the facilities at their apartments. That their condoms to properly work out and they have an opportunity to get in shape. I think there's a big concern all these sports with the athletes being just physically ready to play especially if it's a playoff grind you know being able to to physically withstand that. That's why I think most is laser. Heckuva while get back baseball labor issue right now. And and what about you on that Steve? I know you're not a huge hockey guy. Sometimes you get a little involved with your with your Las Vegas nights but do you see opportunity here with the twenty four team playoff. Oh absolutely but the problem is not going to be my opportunity. It's going to be my hockey experts. I will say this Ross. It's possible I don't know the two cities are going to get chosen. But IF THEY CHOOSE IF THEY CHOOSE DALLAS. I can't imagine though to La but it's one of the ten cities under consideration or Vegas. It is hard to have good ice conditions when it's a hundred and eight degrees outside like in Vegas so I know. The newer facilities are probably are are more equipped to be able to make that but hockey and July. You could get some soggy ice. And that means unders. So what about this Steve? I saw somebody tweet this yesterday. About people that had bet on like the blackhawks or other teams to make the play offs and the Blackhawks like last in their division. But now they're in the playoffs like what? What did is going to happen with the books with those bets depends on the house rules. You hopefully the house rules say. Hey you only have action if eighty or more games are played or something along those lines if this is the problem when it comes to sports betting when you strained situations like this sometimes the rules do not clearly indicate whether or not you should have a bet but and think about this. They're calling this the qualifying round for the playoffs so if a team loses in the qualifying round did they make the playoffs. And this is the sort of thing that it's not unusual that there's a dispute and the patrons if they get if they have a the greatest loss that they think should be a refund or vice versa that they wind up going to the Nevada Gaming Commission and the Poor Gaming Commission has to figure it out. Let's dive into now. A sport that we all love and spend a heck of a lot more of our time on and that is the NFL. Still a big time expectations that we will have a full season. Jeff blank slate. Because Stephen I've talked about this the last few weeks we've had a couple of guests on but you're the only other player that we've had on. I WANNA give you a blank slate for the teams that you think will benefit for end or be hurt by no off-season program potentially no fans etc so you don't need specific teams. I just mean like in general whether it's home field advantage your team. Two new coaches teams. A lot of rookies. Whatever I think it's very simple. I think teams. That have veteran coaches veteran quarterbacks that have been together while it doesn't mean like thirteen year veterans just the patent homes and earrings looked into working together. Now go in the fourth season coming off a super bowl that returned twenty a twenty two starters from a super bowl team. I mean that. That's a huge advantage over another team. In the division that is adding players to the roster of the chargers for example he keep adding players that really earn comeback training camp and not have any guys playing with each other and having to ramp up. I remember now Austin the new CBA the first five days. I believe a training camp acclimation period. So so that's five less days now to really get a lot of work in that you would normally have in the last. Cbs obviously in the previous CBA. When when you're GonNa camp with with Doubled as the teams. The Ravens for the chiefs is better. I think Tom Brady. Actually I noted new situation for him. He's managed to make it work with with is wide receivers and getting a center out there to work together. I think the people that understand the pars understand what it takes to get ready every year. The players that have the money right now typically veterans to build home chance. I know a lot of guys have done that. My brother for example Bata Jimmy's. He's put his garage veteran players. You'll have to prepare. I think they're going to be a step ahead of all of these teams you. The cowboys cowboys are supremely talented. But right now. They have a quarterback who's a franchise taxes pretty. I would imagine upsetting a deal quite yet brand new coach. You have a new parts and I think Burger a team that supremely talented in my opinion. That's going to struggle. Mccarthy's offense is nothing length offense that Dacca's run now with killing more and and I know. They said they're going to run like hell. I don't believe any of that coaches don't change like that they don't just give it to someone else. Yeah I don't believe any of that I think McCarthy's offense maybe with the terminology. Calendar where you've been using and that really any of these teams with with new coaches with young players are going to struggle. At my opinion I went through this. Twenty letter with walkout. I was on a team with a brandon quarterback and Cameroon on Kimberly and played. Well he played as well as you probably could could've rookie. But there were growing pains early on because we just didn't have ability to to work out. We'd have an ability to get in the playbook we have ability to learn. What the coaches want us to do. what techniques. They want us to use how they want us to play certain things and that's what used to practice hard. I don't even practice that hardy more and it's a recipe for law. These young teams to struggle out the gate. I would pound the over on a law. These these win totals for these veteran teams. So here's my question about that Steve. 'cause a lot of what? Jeff just said we've said you know it's it makes sense right I think. We all kind of intuitively understand that. Do you feel like that's already built in to like the week. One lines and the season win totals. Because if you're saying Steve and I'm saying it and Jeff is saying it. At what point does everybody know it? And like you're really getting the value out of it and I think like Jeff Your Carolina team. Correct me if I'm wrong. I think they went six and ten that you're yes yes and I think they're season win. Number was like four and a half because they only won two games the year before. So it's interesting that everything you said makes sense but like Ross was saying if the market is aware of it then you really can't benefit from wagering on it and certainly you've got a case with the brand new coaches and I'm not so sure that the market's really have adjusted enough and the reason being is it all these season win numbers. Were coming out before the you know the virus struck and the like so obviously the teams were looking to fade. Probably the most would be Carolina because not only. Does Matt Rule have a whole new coaching staff but with limited? Nfl experience and brand new quarterback and bridgewater. So He's front and Center Carolina's probably GonNa Struggle early as will Washington and the New York giants and Perhaps Cleveland all those teams with new coaches and coordinators. What do you think about that? Jeff do you feel like you know. We've been talking about that stuff that much so much but like I look in the Bangles twenty eleven after the lockout with any Dalton as a rookie day went to the playoffs. Either we're overvaluing it a little bit too much or that it's already built into some of these win totals well. I don't know if it's built into took the wind. Total doesn't appear on that way. It's sometimes I think it's it's better for like just early in the season looking at certain lines more than maybe win. Totals early season. I think they're really up to the veteran coming out. Or You're right twenty eleven. We did have the BAGELS in the panthers. Do better than expected. But you'll you'll Kim newness special talent and I'm not sure how much we won that year. Just because Cam something to leak had not really seen before they have cam comes in the League now defects are better prepared to play that sort of offense. We just die really hasn't been seen before the cavity college spread offense run game including the NFL and he was able to make plays a better than expected But I do think that it is. Maybe maybe we are overvaluing for one thing that I really do. Think is a big difference here between twenty eleven and now is the ability to work out in twenty eleven. We worked out like we could go to Jim. We had a group of Veterans Pampers. Were in town in Charlotte. Who worked at every day? We Jordan gross flew in a trade from Idaho. We team workouts like we worked as a team over at a high school for a weekend. Like we still put in the work physically. That's my concern now. Is that just physically? I'm not sure guys are GONNA be as ready as they should be because guys have varying degrees of ability to get to a gym. I know there's some places have been opened up now. Some buddy trades guys his garage quietly. I mean those guys are able to get the work but I think physically. The younger players don't really know how to prepare quite yet in. The older guys already have a home gym. Don't to prepare take care their body and that's part of this. That's different twenty. Eleven as the physical part of being raised to play just mentally dealing with this whole couple of months. Thought veterans will be able to do that better than young guys who really don't know have prepare for the NFL. So I'm just curious Jeff since you play with Cam Newton and you live in Charlotte so you watch a lot of Carolina Panthers Games like let's say he signed a makeup team right. The jags the chargers which is going to happen now the Patriots whatever. Like how much do you think he has left? And with that positively affect your your feelings about that teams winter. Let's just say for pretend he gets signed tomorrow by the Jaguars or the Patriots. Are you going and hitting the over for those teams the next day or no? I'm not because I don't know. If he can stay healthy I would say if he is healthy which it appears and he stays healthy for entire season. You still really good. You looked at the twenty eighteen. The first half of the season when he was He wasn't injured to eight games. It was probably the best quarterback over his career for your quarterback not really the running element of his game. He was completing eight nine percent more than he had been in previous and that was the first year under North Turner in a brand new offense and that really impressed me. Now you can get that that Cam noon in twenty twenty s the question. I think that's why he's not quite as other reasons. In my opinion just kind of go right now starter is just us? No reason the site. He was kind of wait until things a shakeout during during training camp. But I I think that's the question is that I would feel like thought quite sure I get full. Sixteen Games at a camp. If you get sixteen games from him yes. I think that he would improve the Jaguars you. The Patriots obviously have a high bar or just because of the Patriots but I feel comfortable and in leaning toward a team total over if I just expect a canopy healthy all season one of the things I wanted to get to with you. Jeff would I thought was interesting. Is You have some unique thoughts as it relates to home field advantage. You Know Stephen. I have talked about this but you just texting with you. You interesting about homefield advantage last year and then coming into this year or last year wasn't it wasn't like it was a year year for home. Field you the chiefs lost three home using no one was out without pam home. I think Seattle lost three home games. We saw a lot of big dogs. I even cover which is riches. Rare right I mean home dog. You like to sometimes because you get the value there. They didn't cover it all the tunnel blowouts and then with the crowd you know this is really interesting because I feel like in college football. The crowd matters so much more than than does the. Nfl We there's really three stadiums the NFL. But I would say are really really loud right. Arrowhead and I think New Orleans Seattle even a different level than Erin and those places. Where as a player I was like man. The noise is really affecting me other places. Like maybe every now and then it gets loud and there's a ceiling to it's loud but I don't think that the advantage at least for a player is going to change very much with or without fans outside of those places in college though. Ohio state comes to Oregon we to a big part of the reason. Why Organ would win that game? My opinion is just the craziness of our stadium. The loudness trying to just trying to understand the highest state players things. Start going poorly. The crowd gets louder. Builds UP KIDS OF THOSE. You know the emotional eighteen twenty two. They don't handle the emotion of the crowd noise in about the crowd. Noise is that you just can't think like you can't thinking your stance you can't here on the sidelines and just frustrates. You can't process things. It's comfortable as you can. What is not as loud and without Orca having that crowd my opinion. There's like no chance organs that game. I mean they're going to be seven ten point dollars anyways but like I feel like that's that affects the college side way more than the NFL. That's interesting what about so you don't think the NFL home field. I mean it sounds like you don't think the NFL home field advantage will be that negated this year and then it's more of an impact in college so typically NFL people still have at three points or whatever. Are you still thinking? Even if there's no fans that it's still like a three point advantage monolithic. It's really I mean those three places. I don't think much changes for for home field. I just a player like the loudness. I mean the travel so the same right. You still travel. You still have to go somewhere else or not sleeping your own bed but I feel like now players just used to those things better than they used to be. There's more tension now plate. You know pay how you how you eat now. You sleep how you prepare. The travel of going on a road game is not that big of a deal and we see oftentimes that you'll teams even home games where the visiting crowd is louder than than the home crowd. I don't think as a player right now. We're seeing that much effect if open. Maybe last year was wasn't awed year. Where like I said the chiefs lost a bunch of home games? Seattle lost a bunch of home. I think they lost the most home games in a season since Russell. Wilson's have been there. It doesn't seem to matter as much anymore. Maybe last year was a blip. And it's going to go back to normal this year but I just don't think it's GonNa terribly matter much that the crowds they are not Steve. What about something? That's going to be voted on tomorrow. And that is this fourth and fifteen that teams can do instead of an onside kick so I always go to you first on these things. You're the math guy. What's your reaction before we get into the bedding part of it? Steve Your reaction and maybe even before the numbers part of it. Maybe just your reaction is a fan two teams having the ability to rather than trying an onside kick go for it on fourth and fifteen from the twenty five yard line from a fan perspective. It's good because it's it's exciting your down twelve with two minutes to play your dad. Ross you're dead but now you're not dead anymore because now you drive down the field against the prevent defense score with a minute left and now against the tire defense you get to try your fourth and fifteen and you probably converted twenty percent of the time so from a fan perspective very exciting from a fairness and equity perspective I don't like it because it's GonNa have some teams winning games that they have no business winning at all and it is gonNA increase scoring by upwards of a point per game on average and. Here's something I think. No one is talking about. It is a teaser. Recor so remember. Ross we bet. Nfl teasers we get six extra points on the results. This rule is going to create huge. Very think about this team is scores and they go down six with two minutes to play. Now that team down six they might win out right or if they fail on their fourth and fifteen. They'RE GONNA lose by nine. And it's GONNA WRECK TEASERS. From from the team plus two to plus eight by example and conversely anyone who teased the favorite to win outright? It's going to wreck that teaser. They get that fourth and fifteen so I hate the rule. Wow Jeff my mind is blown. I hadn't I hadn't even thought about it from a teaser. Perspective what thought about it from over fitting because especially if you mis now on the fourth and fifteen urine Phil rains. The other team has now immediately field goal range and they're immediately a range of just. Hey if we break one tackle on run touchdown and now things are much different with with over and unders. I primarily unders in all sports and this doesn't feel very good for that because his team score now well and actually if a team goes for the fourth and fifteen and doesn't get it and the other team gets the ball to twenty five really in that situation. The team will probably just let them score right mean if they if they went forward in that situation. They'll probably let them score Steve. I think it's GonNa take them a few years to figure that out. Ross I don't see with a minute and a half left a team just letting the team run for twenty five yards and also what will happen? The word get out and you'll see running back to run twenty yards and then just fall down on the three yard line so I don't. I think it'll take a little evolution for that to occur. But you're right. I mean there's still i. It amazes me when the teams down one. The team has the ball oftentimes. They don't want the other team sc which is just. I just can't understand it. Yeah it's It's it's GonNa be interesting really interesting to see what the effect of it is now. Time to down now. It's an untimely down. They just changed that today before they go ahead and vote on it tomorrow. So you hate the rule in general Steve. Or you just hate the teaser. Part of it. I hate the rule in general because it creates variance and various is bad in my business. I want the final score to be what should have been and not introduce a element. That's going to be very difficult to handicap. Because it's really just random and frankly teasers still some really good bets and I don't know if I can bet teasers if this rule gets put into play because it's such a bad teaser real because I think about when you're taking a seven point favorite down to one and a half point favorite. The last thing you need is to give these underdogs a better chance to win and like I said conversely. Ut's a plus up to apply just basic strategy teasing through three in the seven. Will now you get in the back door? This happens all the time. Teams are downtown and they kicked a field goal in the final ninety seconds to get the lead down to a one score game. Now you'RE GONNA lose on if you don't get your fourth and fifteen on a meaningless field goal at the end. Wow Jeff Awesome job. Thank you so much for coming on the show really appreciate it. I know you've been doing awesome video stuff recently. Can you make sure all the listeners know how to check that stuff out yes so I started a youtube series? Just go to my Youtube Channel Jeff Schwartz essentially I have a website Schwartz. Nfl DOT COM. You can find most of my stuff. They're just kind of links to all the things I do. Yeah I just I mean have free time so I don't like free time so I keep busy and that's and that's one way I do. It makes some some extra videos awesome. It's it's great learning stuff. It's sort of the video version of what Greg Cosell and I are trying to do Co. cells concepts on on Friday. Check him out on twitter as well at Jeff Schwartz. Thanks so much Jeff. Thanks guys have man. That was fantastic. Great Job Fellas. I'm fired up and I am so fired up about the NHL thing. Bet online where you go to bed on the NHL Playoffs. You can also go. They got the online casino. They got poker. They've got blackjack they basically bring Vegas to you. 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SNEAK PEEK: Big Boy Bets discusses Week 4 Blowouts, SEC Dogs, and Mile High Emergencies

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SNEAK PEEK: Big Boy Bets discusses Week 4 Blowouts, SEC Dogs, and Mile High Emergencies

"Hey. Everybody. In the verbose fear Ver- baller all you attractive solid verbal listeners real quick message from your pal Dan that you're about to hear a special feed drop preview of big boy bets the brand new college football wagering betting show I do with the Jeff Schwartz Longtime Nfl Linemen obviously college. Lineman. You've heard him on Sirius XM'S PAC twelve radio. You've seen him on the NFL network SP Nation Fox sports radio, and of course, he's he's been on the solid verbal so he should be very familiar. To you. So this is a show that we are now doing that were just diving deeper into the wagering element of College Football Games. We each pick three games are three wagering situations every single week, and then we also get into just life as a large man and I'll be very clear once again, big boy bets does not require you to be big or a boy. It's just it's a state of mind it's a lifestyle. So kick back and enjoy a nice little bonus on this week's feed. Hey everybody, and welcome to the second episode of Big Boy. That's a show that is hosted by me Dan Rubenstein and Jeff Schwartz on the other line. Big Boy Bats is a show about college football wagering and bedding and smart picks. Hopefully, if we're wrong, it's not our fault. The picks were smart and be as the name implies big boy bets were courageous here we're putting our. Necks on the line. I don't know if that's an idiom but also we celebrate all things big boy with the biggest boy of them, all Jeff Schwartz how is your week? This is week four of the college football season even though every team has played a different number of games, it's It still feels like we zero because the pack twelve was not playing yet but I understand. It just really it's week four SORTA but it's week one for the SEC and the big story at PAC twelve old one day announced they're playing at some later date who knows they? They're they're taking time. We've had games cancelled which we expected right GonNa, be a weird season with the ten big twelve. ACC now rolling full steam ahead and we get the SEC. So we get some really good football comes at a two and one record last week I feel pretty proud of my record I do not remember how an expert to go three no this week I have great picks I did pretty well I. got at least one of my right. Eye, we need to do. We need to be more accountable moving forward and we will be because we are very confident in our picks, and if we're wrong, we will explain why we were wrong next week. That's just what happens. Also today, we will be celebrating all things air travel who has a large person and everything that does or perhaps does not entail. That includes attempts to get into a small airplane bathroom a refusal to use. Airport bathrooms all sorts of different things and I am very excited to hear how your experience traveling through the air. Both done during this very strange time differs from my experience. Well, it always is going to different anyone experience and traveling now obviously, he's a little bit. You know even when you get up to your the bathroom now it's like people stare at you we're looking at. Lot. Even to move and Yeah, it is It's It's not that I can ever change been six, six, three, forty. Is that what you currently are weighing in and you? Know I'm. So I'm still six six I do not way three forty I'm Marco tell you if I wake up or down but. That way you. Wait was six, six, three, forty. Yes. Playing with sixty three hundred, I'm a little bit above three or four but. lost thirty pounds recently. So I was way above three forty for a little bit wild go good for you and we'll do another episode about perhaps how to shed a couple LBJ's as a larger person about that. Let's do that I'm done. Okay. Let's start here. You have three picks Gimme your first big boy bet of week four. were. Going to stick with the theme of the Big Boys and we're talking about Kentucky plus seven half against Albert I. Didn't they win this game outright because Of the big boys. Here we go. Ready Kentucky lost suspend BERGDORF. Guard but they bring back three high school Americans three army, all Americans that have been playing on their align. Their offense is going to be good. They returned four or five starters from not we we we know last year was able to run the ball very very well, we couldn't pass the. Ball because Lynn Boden wasn't a quarterback right? They put him in there running back through a little bit. Now, Terry Wilson comes back as a starting to pass the ball now. So I assume they're going to be better at being more. You know more multidimensional offense and without offense align, you have a chance to always do that the defense returns most of their. Defense, they're very well coached with stoops obviously. Auburn has to replace all five all five of their primary offense alignment from last season all five of them that to replace two defensive linemen in place in the secondary. So I get a return Kentucky off it's align a mostly intact Kentucky defense against a new Auburn offense of what an all new auburn offense ally not just one. Everyone. Now they're center started five games last year but I don't know if that should count as a starter and then again defensive line of allburn dismissing. Two of their guys from last season, we know Brown was a hydrogen of the panthers I this is studying up to be a great early victory for for Kentucky we know Auburn Starts Slow at times as well No training, not not drink a kind of abbreviated. We're training Camp Party at your office along going some going very, very, very depend on the trenches here. Kentucky plus seven and a half. Does it and does it affect your pick it all knowing that Auburn. Offensive Coordinator. So everybody's sort of on the same page perhaps in terms of learning a new language or is, is that green element of new offense of line still pretty scary Actually, probably makes it worse even though Malzahn. In theory Malzahn is still kind of the right I mean I i. don't know how many offensive coaches just say just our hands off of their own offense even though the OC. So it's still going to have a lot of he might not call the plays you might leave that to someone else. But I, yes, it's. It actually makes it more fearful. My opinion that you have a brand new offense to yeah and tears again, you really you really don't. Ram but still. I should add Terry Wilson it I mean he he is bound to us because he is an Oregon transferred didn't work out for him in Eugene and so he was hurt last year and was better on the road. This game is on the plane. So he was better on the road in two thousand, eighteen for Kentucky. He did struggle somewhat situationally wasn't the most efficient thrower, but it didn't faze him to travel. So that's something something to like even if you. Just like Kentucky to keep it close because of that good defense against a new offensive line. I'M GONNA go with a game that I don't think we'll be close I'm gonna I'm GonNa give those points take I'm GonNa give those points with regard to the Texas longhorns traveling to Lubbock this is I mean you're giving sixteen seventeen eighteen points depending on where you look I think Texas right now they've upgraded both coordinators they've got that four year starter now in San Etlinger. Are Pretty well, developed I. Think Their Defense is going to be better organized and there's certainly a lot healthier where they were in the meat of last year schedule when they struggled, this is a perfect storm given what Texas tax defense look like against, and I had to look up the history of this program because I did not know they existed Houston Baptist giving up hundreds and hundreds of total yards, not the most important stat but that would have been if Texas were pretty good, you beat him fifty, six, thirteen, they snuck by Houston Baptist I think Texas jumps all over them. They're winning this game by four touchdowns plus. Houston baptist. Their. quarterback. Bailey. Says here. It's an interesting Bailey drew brees zap pastor five, hundred, fifty, five, hundred, seventy, two yards against isis taken week one. Can't. Love, this pick Dan Fabulous pick even You'll last season taxes tech was knocked on defense. They weren't GonNa week one we know Texas is explosive on offense scored fifty nine points against Utah up in week one kind of shut it down in the second half of their game. Yeah. I think the veteran quarterback against a really bad defense does favor. Texas Texas we know this the they feel like this is their year right and kind of disjointed year have a veteran team to go out and try to win themselves the big twelve for the first time in forever the Oklahoma beat obviously. But yeah, I just feel like tech has no chance here whatsoever I don't I don't. This is a great pack. Love this. Thank you very much. Also, it's tough to win in lubbock generally this it's a it's a raucous crowd. They're throwing tortillas. It's an easier time given the circumstances of playing on the road and home crowds or lack thereof it's an easier time hopefully to. Sort of manage a game without fear of crazy crowd noise and false starts, things like that. So I think Texas in a great spot here. What's your second pick? must stick in the state of Texas Texas am minus three and a half. It's a lot of points I. Get it but they're playing a terrible vanderbilt football team. look at an Kellerman last year accounted for. Almost thirty four, hundred yards of total offense second in in the people say that he might have underachieved from last year. So you look at a for him to get even better lassie's they play a lot of true freshman six to them. Now, those guys obviously are much older plus Jim Fisher kind of has to be really good this year my opinion to to kind of get people off his back there. He's had top ten recruiting classes this year to get. It done their defense last year was thirtieth total defense. They should be much much better than that. But really this is more about about Vanderbilt Dan who lost all three the quarterbacks from last year. Now, they're playing an team who is really good obviously on offense they're loaded on defense there year older, they keep recruiting top ten classes. So this the talent disparity on the field is going to be a lot in my opinion right and start with that. Then you look. At how variable was not competitive, really all LASSIE's season they've lost ten their last thirteen against the spread aim has nine thousand, three, hundred Jimbo Fisher as a favourite in college station a lot. A lot of points I I get it, but just like you have, Texas winning by four touchdowns am GonNa win this game in the range of fifty, nine ten it's not going to be close the I I tend to agree with this vanderbilt last year was just in we're talking about losing what they had from last year. They haven't been recruiting all that. Well, they were one hundred fourth when it came to offensive s and P plus. s people excuse me now and ninety ninth on defense. So there is some balance. Balance to having both a very bad offense and a very bad defense going to Texas. Am You're right much more talented team? This is going to be as healthy as they're going to be There's a good amount of speed at the skill positions even though they're down there, presumably number one receiver who opt out of the season. The Kellyn Mons experience factor is big even though I don't think he's one of the two or three best quarterbacks in the conference. I still think his ability to pay a blow out of a bad team is just fine. So I'm happy to give those points as well. Yeah this is again. Hugh. Look at at an emmy last year fourteen s and P plus offense. It's not s NPR anymore Russia's S. People when Bill went over to ESPN IT challenged the upgraded. To lost the pursue the end. All. He espy nation those those were those numbers who had whole dashboard. He had I'm sure you probably still secret access to Nice Dashboard but then the apps bill is is fantastic. Yes. Okay. Let's go to I mean let's stay in the SEC because Mississippi state is playing against Lsu, which is going to be fascinating on both sides. First of all, we have a push poll of a Mike Leach offense against a bow Pallini defense and that to me I cannot wait to see j castello comes over from Stanford is now running that offense and generally speaking when a team overhauls an offense that worries me early on but you know this, you've watched it the Mike Leach offense is known for its simplicity. He makes things incredibly easy for the quarterback it's like a series. Of. A few reads and then variations thereof and the fact that Lsu is replacing what they're replacing is a little bit scary on both sides of the ball namely that Joe Brady Joe. Borough I'll number of receivers jamarcus opted out of the season lsu is the more talented team but seventeen points means that Lsu Kinda doesn't miss a beat that they're seventy five to eighty percent of. Where they were at their best last year and even if they end up there this year week one against a a new defense into offense not knowing what they're getting in Mississippi state. I think we're GONNA. We're in for some uneven football I think L. Better. But seventeen points feels like too many with too many elements that are unproven trying to come together in a first week. We Know Lsu lost their quarterback they lost a budget skill players. Other players have opt out as well. Then lots of budget office alignment. So it's a completely different team this year right and so weird off season it makes sense to worry I have about Mike. Leach. In this in this offense is that he is as stubborn as they as they get and he refuses changes offense whatsoever I? Just don't know how offense works in SEC when you're very one dimensional and We've seen him struggle in the past especially Washington who is a very good defense washing corners have said Jimmy, Lakers Utah. Coach. We'll just say, hey, we know what they're doing. They don't change anything they do we know exactly what they're doing. So I don't know if LSU would know what they're doing because they'd never played them before. But if you watch the tape, it's easy to see what's about to happen. So I do wonder if that'll be a problem. But in week one to your point with lsu returning a lot of nobody they're not nobody's but they're not returning players they lassie's right. I'm with your plus Mike Leach sec is just going to be glorious. It's GonNa be fun. Give you the best ever. He was it. Lsu Won by twenty three last year. So they didn't blow out. Mississippi. State Mississippi State interestingly enough. They bring back the most prolific running back in the SEC and Kyle and so I guess it'll be fascinating to see him in a more I assume all purpose roll like Max Bogey was used at Washington state and running back have been used in leach systems in years past so. Mississippi state going to that three, three five as well. That can be confusing for an inexperienced quarterback like Miles Brennan is I I think it's going to be fascinating to watch? So I'm happy especially in week one when there's just so much novelty. Teams are not going to look like what they will in three weeks in two weeks. Taking the points just feels like a safe situation to me it does an Interstellar. For those who don't know because you don't watch football. He's really good and I'm excited to see him in in this type of offense where they let him throw the football because Stanford that wasn't what they did. All the time. So I'm real excited to watch him play speaking about eating the points we're about I'm taking right here because we under last week with Syracuse and Pittsburgh, we're going back to under with Syracuse and Georgia tech under fifty two and a half Syracuse has played two games Dan. They've scored six points and ten points. Tech has played two games. They have scored sixteen points and twenty one points both those teams are not good. Offense defense is a pretty good. So when you look at a good offense and I mean too bad offenses to good defenses Mama, take the under now everyone's GonNa. Be taking the under. So there's a little bit worried there because I don't like to take I don't. Often going for a public type play here. But I just think that if you look at these teams right now, I mean Syracuse out of ninety one possible teams and bill colonies. These rankings on offense, their seventy, six which obviously. Not Ideal. You know we're GONNA add a bunch of stuff as we go here with With these teams as as we see what the you know as the as they go Georgia tech offensively I'm GonNa, find the number where I don't know where it went, but it's On here but again, they've only scored sixteen and twenty one. Fifty two and a half a lot of points here I'M GONNA I'll go I'll go under. I like this pickle out even though it would have been nice. If it were a weird element game as well to really emphasize that offense is dealing with elements, the Games inside at the carrier dome. But yeah, the Syracuse offense is rough top to bottom. It is a rough rough watch I saw that just this matchup existed and I didn't WanNa think about it all that much because it felt like figuring out what could possibly happen in this game kind of just hurt my brain and there was so much so much better games to watch so. Yeah hitting the under makes makes a ton of sense here I'm GonNa around out a team that has actually been incredibly fun on offense especially last week Miami's taking on Florida State. It's in Miami Florida state has had some time to think about the Georgia Tech Game But even still I love giving points when specific matchup weighs. So heavily in in one teams favor and that's actually Miami's ability to get after the quarterback playing against the Florida state offensive line, and this is big boy bets. So if we can focus on the big boys, it's a big. Win and what Miami's able to do with Quincy Rochet. Jalen, Phillips they were doing really well with twists on the inside last week against. Louisville. With a probably better offensive line, what Florida State has Florida state just keeps James Blackman their quarterback under pressure constantly upfront and their ability to get the ball to receivers. His ability to step into throws physically he's really impressive quarterback, but he just hasn't put it together behind pretty dreadful offensive lines and yet you couple that with a more creative Miami offense and ability to run the ball or state couldn't get. A pass rush against Georgia tech now they're expected to do. So against a really impressive experience mobile quarterback Derek King, we saw him generate a ton of those explosion plays last weekend's Louisville, I love this specific match here I saw the spread is about ten and a half eleven points. I think Miami's at least two touchdowns better not going to be a let down after that big win on Saturday night with the the big cameras there. So they're going to be obviously for the Florida state game yet Gimme the canes by like fourteen to seventeen points here. So what I really like about Miami's offense and what we'll get your defense is just a second but their offense what I liked about about Louisville was the ability to generate big plays very easy right like they didn't have to work hard to find mismatches and he saw them Expoit Louisville that just couldn't figure out a way to to have anyone. On the edge right man coverage and they ran they ran that long You know basically like power pass pop pass touchdown where no one was on the Louisville seamy no one was on the Miami running back out of the backfield. So when I see in offense that can generate explosive plays without trying essentially, right? Yeah. That bodes very well against A. Team who has a new coaching staff and you know they had. Coaching. Could they're tested positive throughout he's not going to be on the sideline. Out. So I I love this pick. Obviously in state rivalry game anytime that that these to get together to your point there's no letdown for Miami because they're playing Florida state. This was some Joe Joe Schmo maybe I feel differently but I think Miami here does win this game I think we're going to know this week. This feels like. A great week to go sixty. This is A. I feel terrible. Now, your confidence in. This terrible people come here to get winning picks? WHY WOULD I? Why would I say we're going on six? No, it's just we're putting so much confidence into the universe I hope. So I see that's that big boy confidence. I'm still getting used to as a lean boy I'm still getting used to that that inner confidence that you have. Let's transition. Now, those are picks I feel I actually do feel fantastic about them when you gave me what you were GonNa pick ahead of time I looked like I I would do the exact same thing. So nothing nothing stuck out to me as a problem. I, let's transition using the word problem. It's probably pretty infrequent that you travel and you feel amazing about every step of the way give me just a headline and then we'll get into it. WHAT IS AIR TRAVEL? Like for Jeff, Schwartz I'm six, six, three, forty mentioned earlier and I do travel a lot and like I was platinum pro last no. Yeah. It was probably the pros one level away from executive platinum on American Airlines travel a lot is. And the bathroom situation. Is never ideal for Schwartz and when you travel regional plan does even worse so. Bill for big guys and I feel like there should be one part of the plane that is built for big guy bathroom and it's never in the front or back and the front the front if your first class at the tiny little bathroom because of the structure of the plane, the back a little better the middle of the best place in the middle. Is a spotty but many adventures like for example, in College Flu Alaska Airlines from. Eugene to charter again no. This is flying back home back and forth to K- for propeller plane and I did not fit in the bathroom. I couldn't find the bath like the door would not physically close I couldn't turn an sit down the bathroom and I couldn't really stand. Shoulders to broad for the bathroom. So I had to I grabbed a cup. And I- I shuffled into the bathroom. I closed the door and I stood parallel to the window. And I peed into a cup and pour into the toilet. As. So did you have to pour as you went? Yeah. More urine the. was, Waked, I fill the cup and now pinch it off and poured out fill it up. Just back and forth back and forth I mean you literally, you were bailing out your bladder. Row rowboat. Yes. Most bathrooms in the airplane I can't stand just straight back there too short. So I have to back in and sit down and go number one. In the bathroom back in my God, like you are a dully like you're moving Dali. Somewhere. I WOULD Laugh at me they know it's a struggle that can see the pain and fear my is now. Going number two that just it's. It's something that I. that I I just have to do not do. So okay. I WANNA. Be a solution based show. What are some solution one obviously to me is you gotta cut off drinking liquids an hour or two before the flight. Have a water drinker match. Like two gallons of water a day man I drink you've been with. A ton a ton I mean not not. But then you know if I don't drink in an e before getting on the planet, they Kinda queasy feeling thinking. Yeah to altitude. Okay. So that's that's as solution that probably won't work out for you Have you travelled on a plane like you were in the NFL for years? You you've played major college football in the way that some hope Nicer hotel rooms have bigger beds because they know they're accommodating. Teams NFL teams. Are. Their plans that you've been on that are are better in terms of knowing their clientele Oh that we'll definitely the international planes but I mean I'm not flying from fung business class national verify. I think the answer is honestly I gotTa call some Nascar people and. The little colostomy capture I the I gotta I gotTA. Put the Catheter on mentally are you okay with that? No. I don't think NASCAR has a cather inserts in it's more like A. Condom type thing. Yeah, I would be okay with that I do I'm a big boy off its alignment and nothing really grosses me out as long as it's you know just. To bag works. I am I think that's the answer they don't have to get up I could just kinda sleep and relax Dow Be Something I. Need to invest it. Does it make noise like if you're sitting to a stranger all the sudden a hair just maybe just dislike let one go real quick just like in just the sorry man. That's only about about being big guy get away with some times like a couple of things that are nice about being big is one is that I always be the first guy to buffet and they're of course it's obviously don't like no one judges me. It'd be the first guy to eat at an event I remember Paco Media Day which we don't have this year I'm sitting there. They bring a were at the at the dinner they bring a tower of seafood and no one eats third. All right. Well, I'll just eat it then. Everyone's just like the fact guys eating again that's a great advantage to have. How does an airplane bathroom compare in terms of? Like the smell once it hits you walking in on a flight with normal one, hundred, twenty normal people versus one hundred and twenty large NFL players. Are. You saying that that we're doing love number two on the airplane. I'm asking you guys are burning more calories than the average person. You're probably eating a lot more protein and you're trying to keep weight on. The eating is probably as far as I can tell like you don't WanNa have an empty stomach as an NFL player at any point because your body is your job so. My question basically is especially with the number of six foot, five, three, hundred, twenty pound people, and just a number of people who are you know eating a protein bar whatever trying to trying to stay trying to stay healthy and fed. have. You found that the airplane bathroom on an NFL charter is an all different in terms of usage and smell violence then irregular flight. Mel Violent that that was a finalist for this show smell violence smell violence. Yeah. Brought to you by Jeff. Schwartz. I know the smell violence it was a problem. Now I mean, there are guys that have you know the the Times you might you know let let. Loose in the locker resources smelly but I've never been an airplane thought to myself. This is not going very well because a big group of NFL players going number two, a bunch I actually enter one one more story really quick I just love that popped into my head so. I was. I was finding a phoenix supposed to been. An six seven years ago and I had a poop attack and how does it differ from a standard I need to go poop attack is like if I don't poop. I'M GONNA go my pants. You're gonNA mess your pants. Okay. Urgency urgency. So we're landing though and I was like I gotta go so I told the flight I'm going about them like whatever. So I'm going to bathroom as we land literally as we landed well the bathroom. All right. So I don't know a couple of years later I'm joking about poop on twitter like normally and joking about you're on the bathroom you're on the bathroom in the in the in the airplane and a Guy Sends me reply saying. I heard about that time you had a poop attack landing into Phoenix. How did how did he hear? I don't know. So. Do you think somebody recognized you? Yes. It's all you rushing the laboratory. Yes. and. You would never talked about it publicly Oh. Heard about the time you had a poop attack. Is. That is that the phrasing you use with your kids by the way poop attack no, they don't have their kid poop attacks. They don't have pope attacks. You remember what caused the poop attack who knows poop attacks happen for him far less now because I eat much better but. Ethan batter you'll actually can I actually can tell were you at least in an aisle so you didn't have to like bum rush next to you okay. I can tell when a food or the other day we ordered some some Italian food I got these meatballs. One Bite of meatballs like this is going to mess me up I just I can tell with. What foods to rich and then alone behold fifteen minutes later I was in the potty. So yeah. Okay. So those are your lessons here sometimes you just gotTa go sometimes it might happen while you're landing. If you see somebody who is six, seven, three, forty plus sprinting down the aisle as you are cleared, for landing, pass just let him go let me pass folks. A serious time Okay Jeff thank you very much as always everybody subscribe to the episode. We're here every week we have a ton more stories you are coming up with a list of linemen who are going to share their own experiences across the spectrum that is life and I can't wait. I guess we're going to have to talk to Marshall Newhouse at some point because he is very vocal and I can't wait. So they very much for listening Jeff I. Hope You have a wonderful day. Stay near a bathroom if rich food I beg you and we'll see in his tweet. All right. That was your preview or really just exposure to big boy bats. If you liked the show, it's big boy beds, dot show to subscribe and your regular solid verbal programming resumes. Now.

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Blackfeet Boxing: Not Invisible

ESPN Daily

30:05 min | 1 year ago

Blackfeet Boxing: Not Invisible

"Round here listen to. This concerns you and all your young people's. All. You hear I've taught how to defend yourself. What would you do so grabs you? Back because why? It might be the last time that we ever see you. Country that's going on. So, one grabs you in Udal. Fight back in Miami the last time that you're alive. It's been called an invisible epidemic on reservations across North America native American women are going missing or being murdered and l'armee numbers. Today. How the women of one reservation are learning to fight back literally at a boxing gym in Montana. Then later in the show. For NFL OFFENSIVE LINEMAN Jeff Schwartz joins us to discuss his thoughts on anti-semitism in the NFL. I mean. It's Friday July tenth. This is ESPN daily. Hey, Christon thanks for coming on High Meena. Glad to be here. Thank you for having. Kristen lapis as a producer at ESPN the director of the ESPN films documentary black feet boxing not invisible. So this is a story of a very long time. In the banking, you visited the black feet Indian reservation in Montana multiple times over many months to really focus on one tiny boxing gym, but backing out for those of us who have never been there. How would you describe the black feet reservation? The best way to describe it is isolated. Flying to great falls Montana and then you drive. Hurry hours north. Right at the Canadian border is where the reservations sets. It orders along the lines of National Park. So it's really beautiful part of our country. It's just a gorgeous gorgeous landscape. glaxy reservation is actually larger than state of Rhode Island. It's a very very fast. But what makes it so interesting is that you only has a population of sixteen thousand people. So it's a very tight knit community that kind of sticks. Huge huge plot of land in big sky country. What is life like for people in the community? I think that overall the tribe members of really proud of the reservation of proud of their land, but in reality. If people don't have a ton of recreational, escapes on the reservation, so that ends up leading to a lot of drug alcohol abuse. Huge issue with addiction to methamphetamine on the reservation. There's almost this juxtaposition, the reservation and its beauty versus the harsh realities that exist on reservation, because there's just a lot to do with specially for the young people, there is no mall. There's no movie theater. No bowling alleys. All the things that meeting you are I for us to doing in high school on a weekend night or again day. They just don't have there I. Think the leads to a lot of problems on the reservation. The many issues that the American community faces the one that you highlight and is the growing number of missing and murdered. Indigenous women also known as M M I W. How would you describe the MSW phenomena? It's been described by a lot of the people that are familiar with the issue as a pandemic as a crisis, it's a crisis that isn't talked about a lot, but it's a major issue. We have been nameless and faces for decades until now missing an murdered missing and murdered missing and murdered native American Women Native American women in United States are ten times more likely to be murdered than the rest of the population. Harassed for years over five thousand girls and women have gone missing been murdered, and their cases are still open. No one knows what's happened to them. According to the United, States Justice, Department native American women are ten times more likely to be murdered than non native American women and more than one three has suffered rape or attempted rape in their lifetime. that. Right there just goes to show you. How much abused violence this group of women experience in our lifetimes it's tragic and it's. It's not just on a reservation. It's song reservations all across the US in in Canada's well. Why do you think this problem persists? Everybody that we talk to explain to us, it's not just. A CLEAN CUT! One thing is is causing this. It's a lot and it starts with the history of what native American especially women had experienced over the last. You know hundreds of years. We interviewed a woman named data. New Grass is of black feet. But she's also the founder of the Native Wellness Institute. She said it's very complicated. There isn't one reason why these girls and women are going missing from US relations I think. It began with the Europeans that came. The stereotype of Pocahontas the stereotype of academia that were disposable. that. We don't count. Being treated is second class citizens in media, portrayals being seen as almost sex symbols. On film when they first saw native women, they didn't speak at all. They kind of just utd around and point did. Drugs and alcohol reservations human trafficking. It's not just one thing that we can say okay. This is the reason why girls going missing. It's all of the accumulation of a lot of issues. History that. Keeps repeating, itself. Kristen you followed the case of one missing girl in particular. Ashley lowering heavy runner. What happened to her? Ashley was a bright great student was a three sport athlete would John Black. Feet reservation and was GonNa go to college at the University of Montana and the summer. After she graduated high school, she started to go down darker paths. She started hanging out with the wrong crowd. According to her sister, she started to hang out with pupil involved with drug. Use some people that were way older than us. That just were not good people. And, then, in June of twenty seventeen, Ashley disappeared. Drew seem on highway eighty nine right on the rocky mountains on the bike free reservation. It's just like a panic because you don't know what's going on, you can't find her. How did Ashley's disappearance affect the community. There's only sixteen thousand people in the community. So it touched every single number, but it especially affected the young girls on the reservation. We went to Browning high school. Should just you know get a sense of what the girls were feeling right after, Ashley? Missing and the girls are terrified like these aren't just statistics that this is a reality. These are girls that they know, but she's really close to. Mesa broke her. I found out that she has missy. These girls have their cases have been dealt with at all. Yeah, I felt scared because that could have been any one of US sitting at the table, any girl drowning. And I felt like nobody was doing anything about it. Ashley going missing just devastated these girls. A lot of the girl that we interviewed said that that was kind of the turning point for them where they decided I. WanNa take matters into my own hands. I WANNA go I. WanNA, Learn Self defense tactics from the black nation. Boxing Gym. So. Tell me about this, Jim. Why was it initially created? The black feet nation boxing was founded by named Frank. who was born and raised on the Black Sea preservation and was actually a former boxer. He was a a really successful. In the welterweight division, and then in his adult life became a probation officer on the reservation, and it was there that he had this moment that he shares with us involving a little girl on the reservation that basically caused him to to Mitch Him. When I was a probation officer I'll never forget my little girl that was raped. And a guy beat her up and she had black eyes. I called up. The Rape Kit was lost. In They do the name of the perpetrator, but they didn't. It didn't happen, you know. She said don't worry frank, she said. I'm going to be okay just because of who I am. She said they won't. Nothing will get done about it and I also mad because she was right. I started thinking. What can we do better, you know? How can we keep these girls from harm's way? Frank that was kind of the moment where he was like. How can I? Do something about this, and that's when the gym came to fruition. The Gym trains both boys and girls. It's an outlet for kids to come to kind of escape. The reality is that they're facing at home, and it's one thousand percent a place that girls come to learn how to protect themselves and to be empowered and gain the confidence to be able to fight back both inside the ring a outside. When you went there. Did you see a lot of women? Yes it was amazing. There were probably forty kids that showed up the first night that I was there. Half of them were young girls as young as six years old. And some of them weren't. Hitting the heavy bags or starring, some of the girls were sitting in the corner with a coloring book, which I found to be so amazing because it was almost like they weren't just coming here for the boxing, they were coming to a safe place on the reservation where they felt like they could just be themselves, and they could find an escape from maybe something going on at home. It was an easy. There were tons of young girls there and. They were bad assets. All right after the break. Let's talk about one of the very talented young female fighters you met. Volvo helps protect what matters most your family. The Volvo XC. Ninety SUV offers a range of advanced safety features like an available built in booster seat for your kids, safety and comfort and a blind spot information system that has your back and alert you to cars in your blind spot wherever you go somewhere safely explore exclusive offers on the xc ninety during the Volvo. Summer safely savings event visit Volvo cars dot com slash us to learn more. Kristen at the Black Feet boxing gym. How much of what frank is teaching? The girls is actual boxing technique as opposed to self defense. I think that Franken of Taylor's his training depending on who is working with with girls like his daughter, Donna Kip and Mimi Kennedy. who were both strong boxers who had both qualified for the junior Olympics in past years? He's focusing on the actual boxing and technique with them, whereas there are some girls there that might never. Have a future as a competitive boxer, but you know, would them? He's teaching them. Things like if a guy, literally he would say if a guy grabs you this way. This is how you get out of that. Hold or one. Girl told me that he taught her how to break. Somebody's arm and I found that to be amazing. It's like. You're teaching these these young girls. You know these tactics that don't necessarily work inside the ring, but they'll work out on the. and. I think that with every Lawson in the gym frank kind of. Tells the girls like this is not just training for in here. It's training for out there. Mamie Kennedy's one of those focus on in your story. You mentioned. She's a very good boxer. How good is she? Who is she? When I showed up at the reservation, she was thirteen years old and the year before had Paula for the junior. Olympic National Tournament. When we started filming frank, told us that he thought she had Olympic potential and that he saw her placing meddling in the junior Olympics that summer. And what we came across was a young girl who was ride and she had this. It's hard to describe, but she had this innocence to her. She actually pulled me aside and. Talk to me about how her grandmother. told her she needed to join the gym after Ashley disappeared. My grandma was telling me you gotta join boxing for self defense. Shooting want me to go missing like Ashley Seventy I. Want to try it out. Maybe, he's one of those kind of girls. Hughes's toughest boiled Al.. You look at it. Is You know that she's a fighter? All boys that I sparred, they all got scared. They all WanNa spar me. After spending some time with me, I was like we need to tell this girl story. What happened her? So. We start filming these stories Nina obviously as you know, we don't know what the final outcome is. You're told that she has Olympic potential and that she is a shoe in at the junior. Olympic nationals, and so you start following her her story and. We went out there a few times and We found her. We interviewed her. We shot her training in the gym and then. We got a call. In late February twenty nineteen. It was frank and he had told us that he could not find Mimi. She was gone. Worry about of course do. Dot. Drill has so much talent. Issue here. She wouldn't have a waffle trophies this year. For me, you know I told her. Door's always open. She quit Magen. She entrapped out a score. and. He was really worried about her. When you work on these stories, try to be you. Storyteller but obviously you develop relationships with these people and to know that she had. Disappeared and no one knew where she had gone. Really scared me in. It concerns me. We ended up finding her. On the reservation in June Twenty, nineteen when we went back for one of our final shapes, and she had quit the Gen, she had told us that she was starting to drink and do the things. She told us in her initial interview that she wanted to. Avoid because they have ruined her family. and. Unfortunately she had come down the wrong path. One of the lot you know things that she told me in the in the final interview we did with our that really stuck with me as she said I was. Not Anymore. Almost, apply to her life outside of the gyms wow. This is really really sad. How would you describe your life? Is your move. Here. because. I I drink and like I've been doing that and messing star. Say Amy has Olympic potential as a boxer. You think of that. Colonel makes me want to. Get back at it again, but. Just. Not Feeling it anymore. Kristen. Whatever happened with Ashley lowering heavy runner. Her family's still out there searching Meena. Spread out and go towards the trees. It's three years since she lost was seen. And her family's still goes out. On a weekly basis to search the reservation. Calling her name. Trying to find her. They gotta tip that there was phone sound here. I think that she's out. Here's some. Her legacy though. is so much more than than that. She's really become the face of this an-and I W. Movement. Ashley Represents Change Hopefully and is getting this community of voice finally and platform to tell the world about this issue. With her family, aware of the boxing champ. Yes they are. They ultimately wish that she had gone. Actually may truly believe that if a girl. New Some of these tactics and was trained in Self-defense. That thing might have been able to tout themselves. If somebody word a common approach them and try to take them, they will be able to to defend themselves and protect themselves, and that was really cool to see the support that the family had. For the gym and work that frank was doing even though Ashley, never made it to the gym. Kristen after all of your visits and all of the reporting you did. How important would you say? The Black Feet boxing gym is to that community in that reservation. Oh it's it's one of the few bright lights on the reservation. Everybody that we talked to res- New Frank. Commended him for the work that he's done. Nina when we first went to the reservation, there was a little bit of skepticism from the community about filming there because I feel like a lot of people that had come in the past with cameras had only shown the negative aspects of their community. and. They had focused on any of the positive things that people were doing to try to combat these issues. And we had to try to convince them that. That's exactly what we wanted to. We wanted to focus on. One place that. Girls could come to empower. In talking with Donna and frank now. Jim Because of Hove in nineteen had to shut down in early March and it hasn't been allowed to reopen. And really concerned frank because. It's one of the St was like I said on the reservation where kids can come, and he's really has turned that. They don't have that place to go right now, but he's hopeful that in on the common Hans they'll be able to reopen the doors and hopefully help water. One people especially in gross. Thanks so much, Kristen. A short postscript for the story in October Mamie Kennedy returned to the Black Seat boxing gym. Frank hopeful she will continue to box and frank's daughter Donna, so she plans to continue operating the gym once he retires, you can catch black feet boxing, not invisible on Sunday. Three thirty PM ON ABC or streaming, now on ESPN, dot, com and the ESPN APP. Coming up former NFL offensive Lineman, Jess Schwartz on anti-semitism in football and beyond. Here's another story I want you to know. Last weekend Philadelphia Eagles, Wide Receiver Sean Jackson posted antisemitic rhetoric on instagram page, leading both the team in the NFL to condemn as posts while many of Jackson's teammates silent on the issue, some NFL players like Julian cattleman appealed to him via social media seemed to Sean play in his career. Make outstanding football plays. We communicated over social media. I've got nothing but respect for his game. I know he said smugly things. But I do see an opportunity to have a conversation. Earlier this week former NFL offensive Lineman Jeff Schwartz. Who is Jewish responded to the posts in a video posted on twitter. So. We know Jackson's post was inappropriate. To meet this issue is that doesn't really realize anti Semitic. I think for so long. Jewish people have me getting. Dogs lack of a better term for thousands of years. That just kind of. When these things happen, there's just not as much outrage. Jeff who is also an NFL analyst and host of the PODCAST Geoff Schwartz? Smarter than you shared a few instances of antisemitism that he had experienced when he was in the League and described. What is faith means to him, so I wanted him to come on the show and discuss why he was moved to speak out, and what he thinks can be learned from the incident. Jeff How's it going? Good how you how you doing? Talking about this this week. Put it like that I. Don't think any of us did and it's been a couple days now, but I want to go back to win this post I happen. I suppose ask just when you solid and what your initial reaction was to it. My first thought wasn't immediately like the Sean Jackson huge anti Semitic person My first thought was kind of he no better a lot of players. Don't know what emphasis Semitism is. Love them to understand Judaism very well. What made you decide the post about it well? No one was saying anything which I thought was. Odd kind of in the time. We aren't social media. Where everyone has appeared on everything I thought it odd that domain was talking about this and I thought it was important to share my experiences in NFL. Locker Room I. Get asked by Law Jewish people talk about my time in the NFL asked a lot about anti-semitism that may or may not have happened to me in the NFL night. Night found it so fascinating hearing from players about their religion what they believe, and what I believe and I think you grow as a person, the more curious your I had no problem talking to my teammates about race religion politics, and I might be on the unique side of that, so that's why I felt it was. It was necessary for me to to put our video about my experiences. For those who don't know. How common is it for there to be a Jewish player on the team? When I was in the NFL, there were out of five six maybe. There's. Three now. My brother Alamar Pat not many guys. You might be with someone Jewish, but they'll feel comfortable discussing religion, but the locker was a very religious place. It's hard to ignore religion right. The Lord's prayer said. Before and after every game, there's players prayer sessions in the locker before games. There's Bible study in the facility at times. Someone's house like just it's hard to ignore that. Religion is part of the locker room. So is to say. Most of your teammates had never been to a bar Mitzvah. Never met a Jewish person I've got that a lot. You're the first Jewish person I've met. You know when you have a locker room. That's really no Jews in it. It's hard to make connection with Judaism when it comes to black lives, matter and social justice causes. It's very easy to see your teammates who is very very impacted by these movements and by what's happening in our country. It's very easy to understand that person, and what and what they're feeling the support that right you're in the lock you can. You can visibly. Visibly, see their anger their grief, and it's easy to relate to that as he the backup your teammate. There's not a lot of players in the NFL their Jewish show hard in my opinion for a player. Who's never really talked to Jewish. person who doesn't understand you doesn't understand anti-semitism. Hey, this is not good. This is not I'm putting up with this. Do you think that was the case with Sean? Jackson just ignorance I hope so. Is Explanation for what he was trying to get across wasn't remotely close to what he posted, so I don't know what disconnect is there i? Mean you know his his apology mentioned you know it was more of a black empowerment type quote, but that wasn't at all what it said, but I I will give to sean the benefit of the doubt I know. Some people will not He is talked to his owner stock general manager. He has They've announced his new rabbi, and hopefully takes up on his offer to go to the Holocaust Museum. So to that end. The SHAAM! Let's do a deal. About we go to DC I. Take the Holocaust, Museum. And then you take me to museum, African American history and culture. Afterwards? We grab some burgers and we have those uncomfortable conversations. Your life is forever changed. Go into that. It's it's. It's very heavy. It's very emotional. If you're not change after going through that museum, you'll never be given the benefit of the doubt. It sounds like you believe you know. Education is the most important step in in fixing some of the problems we've discussed, and that's why Julie Nettleton reached out to Sean and hopefully some of the steps you described will be taken. What more do you think the NFL? It's players and even people like you can do to combat anti-semitism. Awareness the way to do it. I think that people do not understand when it has into is. You know this is something that I. Speak For all Jews but I. People talk about you know race comes. There's there is no Jewish race. We are religion We are people of all colors. The idea that you know that that would be a first step in understanding what? Is! So it just starts from there. s understanding more about Judaism epicenters is. Thanks, my staff, appreciate it. Victor Automobile and appreciate. I mean times, and this is ESPN daily. Our show is produced by Alexander Hyacinth John's St Marteen Ryan Antao Andy tennant. Tro Chris to Menello and Erinvale. 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05/31/21 DPS Hour 2 Geoff Schwartz

The Dan Patrick Show

48:56 min | 2 months ago

05/31/21 DPS Hour 2 Geoff Schwartz

"You want to hear something. Amazing discover matches all the cash. Back you earn on your credit card at the end of your first year automatically with no limit on how much you can earn. How amazing is that. If fact it's even more amazing because of all the places where discover is accepted according to the twenty twenty one nielsen report. Ninety nine percent of places in the united states take credit cards. Take the discover card so get used to hearing the word yes more often learn more at discover dot com slash. Yes twenty twenty one nielsen report. Limitations apply whole foods market is here to help you remember how to summer. They've got animal welfare. Certified meet sustainable while caught seafood and all the cherries nectarines. You can eat so go ahead summer on. You are listening to the dan. Patrick show on fox sports radio morning morning gain daynet morning healy on another day another dan. Patrick show. If you'd like to watch peacock. I like wings safety if you wanna listen later. Download the podcast alma download. But right now. Three the best sports talk. Welcome to the dan. Patrick show memorial day edition. It don't forget what day's all the dead and the danettes her off in paying tribute to the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives in service of this nation. But the show must go on and doug god leave and rob parker pick up the mantle broadcasting from the mercedes man man-kei. This is the dan. Patrick show what i would say. Good morning. happy memorial day. In for dan patrick and the net doug ali man rob parker and we have some unbelievable sports stories which took place over the weekend to discuss but mostly what we cannot reiterate enough. Our thanks to the families of those fallen. That's what today's about right to memorial dates but moralizing those who gave the ultimate sacrifice so that we can live in unbelievable country. What's what's fascinating rob. Is your world traveler. Many of our idle with the exception of the golden girls cruise. Which shocker wasn't as good as it looked in the brochure. it was great. Come on doug. I was great i. I was so happy i went. I'm i'm dead serious. Well thank you for being a friend. Right gold burr. But the the as much as you love to travel. And i've traveled a ton in my my lifetime as well and unlike backing landed jfk lax. And you see all glory and you're like man god. I love being home. I all these travel play. These places are increasing things like. Wow that's really. Do you wanna live there now. I don't i've lived other places. I've lived in other places. Some great other places. Like do i pick one or the other like chance. I'm living anywhere else. But you know what doug. I think that if most americans traveled internationally and i'm not trying to sound like a snob. I'm not. I think they'd have a better appreciation of what they have. They just don't know what life is like for most people in the world and it's a hard life for most people and stuff. We take for granted. I really believe that. I mean as someone who's seen it all and and you know been to morocco and places like that and see people having to drink dirty water and all kinds of stuff. Doug i just. You would be more thankful. Sometimes you just don't know. And i think that's an i i mean i. I've been blown away by cabin. Canada is canada's amazing country. Great people rape people. Some of the is people but colt. Yes it's miserable no hoover's not as cold as the rest areas as as cold and like look if you're if you're into the cold stuff like it's great like that's a that's very close one be or maybe maybe to a right but i just i enjoy our country and our weather in our way of doing things anyway. Today's a day in which we moralize those who have allowed us the ability to be complete idiots and talk sports on the radio and get and get paid for this if you kind of if you do the butterfly effect if not for those brave men on d day not for pick the guy or the woman who picked up a gun when we have to not for you for those people have fallen. We're not here. So that's in your family. Do you have military history of people. Serving coast merchant marine academy. Dad and brother were vet a veteran. Were my dad was a veteran not alive anymore. And my brothers are veteran but They served i did not serve. Its i mean the what it takes. Inside i i don't i i love my country love family. I'm not sure i have that. If if if called. I guess if called upon you just go. That was the whole thing that you just went did it anyway. Let's let's talk. Sports the lakers lose yesterday and with all of the stories. Like look the kyri in the kyri getting the bottle thrown at them and and and smash in the face of the leprechaun. Obviously there's some ugliness there. But i think everyone knew the nets are going to beat the celtics rhinestone surprise. There's some other very good series portland and denver's of very good series. Yup the the bucks molly open the heat and the heat culture going out and getting swept four games to none like that. That's a surprise but rob. I think i'm speaking out of turn. After the game. Three performance it was like the regular season means nothing. The lakers are clearly not only the better team but probably the best team in the west like this thing was a rap and then some screwy happen chris. Paul looks magically healed right like he went into. He went into the locker room in the valley. And mr miyagi did that. Rub his hands together and put his chin and thing you know because he was so ineffective prior to this it was. It was like how because everybody thought dog should have taken a game off for so you know what i mean to try to get fully healthy and he played through it but all of a sudden he looked like chris. Paul he did. And then and then. Anthony davis goes down injury. And alison the lakers. Who what what was. Hey how quickly can we get this series over with. Can we get this thing over and five so we can go get arrested two. They're gonna be lucky to get out of the series. How big a big trouble you think in. I think they're in huge trouble. I just the injury situation are never felt like Wasn't going to reappear for the lakers. Because of anthony davis history and the bronze age lebron james his age. I thought a lot of stuff had to go right for them. Cow coups. mma has what happened to him doug. He's like zero for the lane i think. La happened to him. What happened to him. He was cycled. I remember they didn't wanna let him go. He owned trading. For for for for anthony davis. Now calculus was not going anywhere you remember. That was absolutely. I mean like coming into last year last year. The thought was like all right. We got anthony davis cal- kouzmin lebron. James you can put us down for seventy seventy five and night from those three. That was the plan this plan and then by the end of the year is like anthony davis lebron james and occasionally got kyle kuzma and it hasn't yet he's he's looked like a guy who who lebron still gives. The side i two is not really bought into doesn't really know where he's supposed to be with these guys now. Do i think he could have statistically a very good series here and could pick it up because he knows how to play when they play. Lebron ball right like give it to lebron. He makes every pass and every play like sure. But that that's kind of what it's going to have to take and then the question becomes one. Can lebron do that anymore. Physically and then to his body hold up because this is only the second time. He's been hurt so i think the whole thing is fascinating. Not just what's happened and this is the way that dynasties are qualified dynasties and everybody points to the fact that that kobe and and Shack hate each other at the end of the three p. They did they did. They didn't get along. But rick fox got hurt. Karl malone got hurt. That was part of the reason why they were so limited when they you know when they split early with with the pistons and they went back to detroit and never came back you have. Nobody believed that of you remember. I covered that series. Doug and i remember media members after you remember because the business should one game to kobe. Hit that three. And then they won an overtime and people are are like okay. That's it got there one win. S going to be the end of it. That pisses team was a really good team. Not with great players per se but just together and that was the beginning and that was the end of the lake. That run with the lakers and everything changed after that. So like look you can. We can go back through. Pick the dynasty and with the exception of you know jordan retiring i mean what what ended even the warriors dynasty where they won to zero like look. They're beaten beaten the raptors. If everybody outside of steph curry doesn't get hurt. I gave on loonies hurt and of course klay gets hurt in game six. They were still competitive in game. Two six games without kevin durant. He could've made us. If steph curry made that shot they could have won that game. No it's no game seven and my right. He gotta look at the game but the point is like if clay doesn't get hurt they might win the series k. D. doesn't get hurt. they definitely win. The series injuries have brought down in injuries and most injuries because of age. But some just injuries have brought down more of these dynasties or quasi dynasties than anything. And i just wonder. If that's that's what happens to the lakers and it really the juxtaposition of the clippers who seventy two hours ago. Whatever you know. Go back to friday afternoon dead. Dead dead and the lakers were like dude. We don't have to play the clippers again. They dodged us in the in the second round. We don't have to play him again to now. The clippers feeling like they have complete control of their series and the adjustments at tyron. Lewis made in combination with luca. Having whatever's going on with his neck. I get it. That thing looks over. As opposed to lakers are now like holy crap. We could lose to the sons who we wanted to play. Because it's a positive match-up force no doubt about it. I think laker fans are very very concerned and a table that quickly have turned and if the sun's go back you know the phoenix game five and they're able to win that and there's no anthony davis then then the the lakers goose will be cooked. I mean that obviously is a huge game. And i picked the sons in this series to start. Doug i did. Because you're that guy i am. That guy picked the songs. And i really believe the sun's we're gonna be there is strength. You really believe the sun's be till i did because i didn't think the lakers would be at full strength. I fairly that i was like this. Just going to get hurt but you felt like somebody's gonna get her yes. I felt like they were not going to be able to complete the series without a piece missing and rounder am i am. I was like look. We're getting and people do at a memorial day as well which. I don't know like they do the fireworks thing i remember. There was a fourth of july. I was in drum right. Oklahoma and All these guys are like volunteer firefighters. So that's like there. Hey i can light whatever fireworks possible and you know you spend like most day drinking and cook it out. And this before i had kids and i remember all these guys going off into a field to light off these big fireworks and that was my like. I don't know who's going to get hurt but somebody's gonna get hurt this sort of thing and i'm going to remove myself and i'm gonna go stay even though i like seeing things blow up right like like i like seeing fireworks like any red blooded american man. I liked dot. it's you. I'm out the way i but i'm like no. I don't know who. Which one are you guys going to end up. Losing the digit. But it's not gonna be me so i'm going to remove myself. That's how you looked at the lakers series. To begin with i really did. And i just thought the suns young and people discounted them the whole way as if all the games they won during the regular season. Didn't matter i mean that's all i heard was. Oh who are you afraid of the west not utah. Not the songs. And i'm just like really those games. Don't count it. All what they were able to accomplish devon booker. Nothing he did matter on. The didn't full-strength the lakers are beating phoenix. Full-strength are they're better than phoenix. It's a bad match for phoenix. I would disagree with you there but the thought that somebody's going to get hurt. I that one. I understand and knows dominated did in fact come true. He's parker. I'm doug gottlieb. For dan and the and the dan patrick show on fox sports radio. The iheartradio app sirius. Xm as well where other vans stopped short mercedes benz vans go far beyond from their customization options and cutting edge tech to their five star sales service and financial support mercedes benz vans are built equipped and engineered to be ready for anything so go the extra mile by taking that all important for step into an authorized dealership today Kyrie irving in. Boston was have now become the hatfields and mccoys will give you the latest and our thoughts next. Be sure to catch the live edition of the dan. Patrick show weekdays at nine. 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Patrick show on fox sports radio so the the nets go in and they take on the boston celtics and it should be pointed out that you know. Boston doesn't have three of their starters yesterday. Right like if you go back and and track it. This team just completely decimated by not just the injury to jalen brown. But then you know yesterday you don't have. You don't have robert williams and then who else they have missing. Yesterday was kemba walker campbell walkers out because of because of his knee right so the the idea that they had any chance to win. Yesterday's game wasn't happening. Considering the the great talent disparity and i it does deserve to be point out. That kyrie irving was fantastic. He was phenomenal at twenty. Four six threes eleven rebounds couple assists plus fifteen the plus minus thirty nine points. I thirteen eleven rebounds two assists meanwhile james harden eighteen assists and then kevin durant fourteen of twenty fourteen of twenty. Three of three from three has five assists has a couple of blocks forty two points so so like they were. They're awesome and they played awesome and the celtics had no chance. But you you take into the you know. He was booed lustily game three. He had his comments about going back to boston. Hoping there'd be no racism and then of course at the end of the game when he's out of the game and he comes to high five is teammates. He walks over and he smudges the nose leprechaun and then what. You've really bothered by a dog. The bothered by doing dude. I think he looks like a clown. That's what i think. And i don't think he looks like a clown for any other reason. Like hey dude. You're on that team k. Traded for you. You clearly wanted to stay there and the dude was. This was what really happened. Rob this is what really happened. Okay really happened. Was they played the bucks in the playoffs and the coaching staff. Whether you like your coaching staff for don't like your coaching staff. No one can play defensively in the nba when everyone is in on the same page about teams. Are there really that i got like. What are we doing on wall. Street's gay we switching we staying home doubling. You know what are we doing. What are rotation all these things have to be said because what happens is the viewer. Sit there and was like oh well. His man scored like yeah but that probably wasn't he was probably in a rotation somebody else actually screwed it up so their rules for the series against janas and the bucks. His last series as a member of the celtics were like. Hey we're switching all ball streets except with kyrie stay home which is kind of the same game plan that the warriors often use with with steph curry right where they gotta hide him defensively and instead of saying something to the coaching staff or disagreeing or saying like now i think i'm good whatever it was the just nodding then they go out they play. Go back and watch several times. Overheat challenges janas on a switch and then gets beat by honest. And they're like it's not just that they're beating us. It's that we're we're we're all trying to work together here to win this thing and you're doing everything right. His teammates turned on him because of how ever he handled himself and thought of himself as a leader he clearly was not they were like he's the guy like we don't actually buy into. Your leadership is was that some of that pulse bravado from brown and jason tatum guys that were young and that thought they were better than they were. Course say bet you would rethink that now because to me. Those guys have been a major disappointment when it comes to big time. Playoff games and series and naked act. Like the i remember all the you know like it's addition by subtraction and all the bravado. They talked about not having him and that they were better off. I wouldn't think that they're better off now. They're on the brink of love danny ainge and whether or not. He should still be gm whether they should make a coaching change. Brad stevens gotten you know tuned out and now how good that franchise really is the other. I'm making a coaching change. That's not that's not happening. And they could not make one but does does merit to think about it. That team should not have been as bad as they were this past year. Ambos kim has got a bad knees. Not the same guy or hurt. And jaylen brown's out with an injury so i don't i'm thinking if they don't have i don't have sizing sought the there. You know. obviously they they. They swung and missed on their. You know their last bigeye. They've tried to fix it. But i mean they've been to the eastern conference finals three of the past four years. I lost all three of them right there. Never the favourite well but it doesn't matter. Doug what did these things called upsets or when teams beat teams. That they're not supposed to do. And i'm not saying that i'm a totally discount. What they've done but they've wanted no. They haven't undermined form. They have the one year they underperformed was the year. That kyrie was healthy in the playoffs. Like you just said well. They didn't do without him yes they did. They went to the conference finals. The conference line data carried. How did they out of there without him. This like always talking about this is like the michigan the fab five. Oh well they lost but they will only freshmen or they will only sophomore. They got to the final. If they would've won you wouldn't take away to championship because they were freshmen. Say oh well you know. You really can't count that because they will only freshmen and they one if you could get to the final or get to the eastern conference finals. Why can't you win it. yes she can. You have absolute last year. You possibly could have last year you you could've they didn't i look i but but the point is that they're not having a bad year. Where it's your injury maligned. You you played a ton last year and then of course just like all these other teams that played late last year. They've they've struggled putting together because of injury. And honestly i think those one of the things the teams that were in the bubble and the lakers are not like this because they have so many new pieces but a lot of those teams are in the bubble together. One of the reasons chemistry's good this year as they've been around each other too much There is a such thing as being around your guys too much when you're gone for a couple months and we're back like back together again like you know it is. It's the everybody just annoys. You turn around. Yeah it was. It was a quick turnaround anyway. Anyway just the idea that campbell. That irving would do that like it's almost whatever issues you have when you leave a place if you just go high road and go. Hey man i love playing for the celtics is a great organization you know. Now we're gonna. We're gonna kick their ass i i no one can argue with that and it just does not welcome some throwing a water bottle it but does the only thing i'm going to say he's not your average typical mba player. It's just not who he is. And i've i've accepted him and not not not that. He needs my endorsement but there are people who are just different. And that's who he is and he he does his own thing and i'm not mad at him. I don't expect everybody to be on board. It's not the army is just not an people of different. They have different things that move them yet. Yes yes yes yes. And no. I heard i was listening when out to get confidence. Listening to jeff schwartz joins us now he was on with jonas knocks. Early preceding us. You're on fox portrayed. Rob park dug-out listed. Dan patrick show. I thought jonas had best jeff where he said that carry is one of those guys that goes to a party and brings a book and sits in the middle room and reads a book. Just just to be different like that is perfect. You've never done that now. And i've also i've also never not shown up at work and not told my boss also not told my boss that we don't really need a boss like all of these things that you're doing like there's one thing about whether he can play or not dog all that other snow no rob yesterday. No no he. The reason that he is is he. That's the juxtaposition. He's so talented. But can you win with the guy who's clearly not about winning. he already. He one of the big shots in nba history. Go look at his numbers. Against the vaunted golden state wars when he averaged twenty eight points in the finals yes he can win rate talent here. There's i'm not in any way. And he did hit the big shot. Okay but nothing. He has done since has led anyone to believe that. That's a guy that winning follows. He's that's that's the thing with that you don't get about tom brady like you. Just don't get it. There's some guys win and some guys. There's very lucky like tom brady. Who did this. They said no such no such this me already jeff here we because doug and i will get into this and it'll be an. It's the dumbest argument of all time. Joe miss audrey meetings on the iso. Lucky that's brady's been very lucky. Jeff let me let me ask you like i. I don't know i've covered this thing for eighteen years of watch carry like why does he feel like he was done wrong by the boston. Celtics that when i just that is comical. Re imagining something. That didn't actually happen. People in players like to play the victim role right. Because that's how they motivate themselves right. They were wrong by team or wrong by a coach that wrong by front office wrong by buying executive and that's the way they justify either their behavior or the behavior of the team toward them. And that's the way that it's not just athens right there. Plenty of people that we know in our lives up to play that same rolling so tyree. That's what he feels about the time that it went in boston court. Stop look what. I have done that. No that outrage no reason why she bottle of the guy absolutely not But yeah long. People like to play the victim. And that's the way they motivate themselves. That's the way that they get through life and Happens all the time right You know. I mean you rob wants to just you know to. Tom brady but tom is one of the best. Et manufacturing motivation from absolutely nothing. They don't believe in us tom. Everyone reason yeah. But you know he just kinda motivate himself by saying no one believes. Yeah i just you know when it comes to chi we. I just marvel at him as a basketball player. I just accept that. He's not your typical athlete. He's on something different. And it's okay to be different. It really is because ultimately you could have plenty of nice guys who follow the rules to acquire boys who can't play and ultimately i want a guy jeff who can play and i think that's who he is that's why he was the number one pick after eleven games in college. That's why you know what i mean. It wasn't because he showed everybody in college. He was great. They did that he could play. That's why we you put up with with the odd behavior until that player is not talented enough behavior right and that's how it always is with any any any athlete were were you put up with the behavior and students. Tyree is not good enough to lead a team or to be a number one. Obviously he's not always number one now ranked but nonetheless like when when he becomes too much of a problem for tv is not yet and he's out like and so his career might be shorter than others because of that ever gets ways but he's he's also the injuries whatever i'm not saying he's he's not alan off the court right allen's off the court is really what led to him kind of being added league. You know five years before he ever should have and carmelo kind of figured it out late terms getting his body in shape and being willing to come off the bench or whatever but there are some similarities there. Look here's the thing. Rob rob parker. Doug alvin for dandan. it's jeff schwartz is our guest. I do have football questions. For jeff in a second. But rob i i look at. I look at kyrie. Okay like i look at josh. Remember when josh rosen was coming out and going to the nfl draft. I had a gm. Tell me something once and he goes. Here's the thing we watch. Josh rosen. Since he's at saint john bosco into ucla. And there isn't a guy who we ask who's crossed paths with him. Played with embiid the elite eleven. Who's ever gone like. That's my guy that i would like. The difference in him in a baker mayfield like colin likes to point out al baker mayfield's flaws. That's great you ask guys that played with baker mayfield. Not every one of them obviously because there are some talent limitations or whatever. There are some look at me in the pros but when he was at oklahoma. You ask those guys like. I would run through brick wall for for baker mayfield. There's just something about those guys and there's not a guy who is like that with kyrie he in kevin durant with friends. But do you think having ranch really like we don't know if this is gonna show up at practice or game or not like he's just he's not a guy that's that's easy and his talent is what keeps him showing up in these great situations right. That's really kind of what it is and it's a it's an interest it's going to be interesting to see when the games get competitive not a fair fight. The celtics aren't as good as the nets when their full strength and they're not close to full strength. It's not a fair fight. There's going to be more fair fights whether it's you know any of the next couple of rounds that's going to be fascinating to see jeff. Schwartz joins us short-sea. I want i want to ask you about i about julio jones. So the falcons have to trade him. They have to if you know anything about their cap situation. Such a disaster. They can't sign their draft picks until they trade. Julio the gotta trade julio after june first all right so you got to trade. Julio jones how do you if you're a team you're going to have to pay through the nose but not have the and probably have to give them a new contract if if you're a team now it's like the rams are in chased obvious you've heard the patriots. Where do you think he goes. Well you mentioned the issue with trade. For julio is the contract is gonna want athletes traded right so i think he's kind of a a modest contract this year the next year. I think it's eleven dollars which is very low for a wide receiver. He's an alanine deal. So if you trade away first round draft. But they don't actually offered. You're doing that with you. Know also pay him a lot of money on on the dockets. I think a second round draft pick is probably where he goes and wherever whoever agrees to give him a new deal. I i don't know if that's the rams i don't think it probably is The seahawks i guess But they're gonna stunt who joe's and they're just continue to run the ball and then usually do cultural use them. But that's not. Feel like a. Chris ballard move. You know ballot check those are and second round draft pick for julio is fine but then paying them afterwards. I've been like what you know. Belgium it would seem to hold up on. The the date were the g i tomorrow. But who's willing to pay him a lot of money at his age and he's been a little bit you know pro into the last couple of years. He's still outstanding players on the field. We have to consider that. Someone's going to give him a lot of money if they traded for him You know the packers been rumored the ravens as well but also lobbies teams are contenders right and a second round draft. Pick four a contender for from contender. In what the sixties the late fifties like. That doesn't feel like enough compensation for if you're the falcons for julia so the topic also trying to get the most value. I don't get what they're doing. Honestly actor kyle pits. Everyone thought was going for it. And if you're going to four once you want to be part can't because they can't because the money they just can't find ways to free up enough money payback picks by by giving guys reverting Base salary signing bonuses. They can make it work. They wanted to I mean the chiefs. Having last year entered entered like with two hundred thousand dollars in cap space and signed chris jones and you got a bunch of other oems like. I think it's different this year because the cap went down. They drafted his replacement and cow pits. That's what they did right. They drafted to wide receiver. Calvin ridley and now kyle pits. They've drafted his replacement. Like it's it's over. It's a question of what somebody willing to give. And then of course the falcons have to give them a parting gift of to rework his contract to give him cash to walk out the door knowing they're still gonna take a substantial cap. Hit that that has i guess the the question is will one of the two teams who quarterbacks are bitching about not having enough weapons the seahawks or the packers pony up or we'll be the patriots who. I don't think have a quarterback they can get the ball to julio jones. I only watch kennedy throw football in the nfl game for me and you. Can you throw a football shore. One one on on against air absolutely but like dude didn't throw for one hundred yards several times. I think i five times last year. Can't throw football. So i don't what what that would defy logic for them to keep loading up with weapons when they clearly going have have to run the bulletin if they have they're gonna play cam newton again a lot of teams. I think it'd be willing to part with the second round traffic. But he can't the falcons. Are you taking a second round draft. Pick in the fifties for julia. Which probably you'd say no. We'll just we'll stick with them. We'll you know we'll we worked some deals and we'll have a team i think that's that's the holdup is that i had a first round. Pick her any offered. He's gone. I think he's i like tomorrow then. Deals announced or forty now now. And everyone's waiting 'til june. I actually get it done. Because i i just can't imagine they're getting anything better than you know. I'll pick in the twenty s from a contender who've used. Julio is one of the final pieces in their super bowl run i. I can't imagine whoever offers the best second round. Pick plus obviously Decided to doing special with. Julio we'll get him. I can't tell you you don't feel like ballot. Check the chris. Ballard in indy So i don't know who's gonna buy only green bay either Because again the contract i think is the biggest holdup begin. This done is giving him a new deal. Jeff let me ask you. Will tim tebow beyond the jaguars roster. Jeez oh i mean. I can't imagine. He will be. But i i don't put up by urban meyer capable on the team i. He's talking to earn it with his play on the field what what. It's just interesting how this is disgust. Like he wasn't a good. Nfl quarterback why why would he be good titan. Nine years later. I saw him in a block drill Tight end tight ends. Don't block as much anymore. He might have to because kind of size and stature. I don't see him. You know splitting splitting the two i- safeties in in their offense but like you people that practice blocking have a hard time blocking defensive end. This dude hasn't bought a sole tire career. And we're asking to go block a defense on power like united year just just it so There's no benefit to bring him on the team. The guys do not care about About chiba on that team that you know trevor which was like eight years old some football. I don't understand this. I still don't get it about urban. Meyer like the chris doyle higher which she had to walk back i mean and he defended the guy remember at that press conference and now. This doesn't look like a great start. You know what i mean. For urban meyer napr appro ranks and certainly look. I think some of the things you say are important to write like so when he drafted travis seats in the first round he said well we visited him as a third down back. What oh this. Not your your fourth five star. Recruited running back. This is the twenty fifth. Pick overall like this guy. Who's your number one running back now. Now you know in the tibo thing and and he said some things about you know what they're doing a mini camp. I just don't like what. I'm hearing From him as well and so we'll see how he does look a lot of times. It depends on the staff you hire and perform. But i don't really. I don't like what's happening there right now. i mean you're the teams have a good talent base to so And it probably bad division. He might win some games but I i don't like what i gotta himself for all right. Well he is yet to lose anywhere. He's been granted the college ranks. Oh so we'll see. Jeff schwartz course the jeff schwartz is smart. I'm some games in jacksonville. How's that yes they're gonna lose everybody's gonna lose games. The question is do they start. Winning more games than they lost they. Can they put together more than one kind of a one off of successful season you they get back to the days of keenum cartel and and who's the other receiver had the too wide receivers and they had fragile. Fred taylor and mark brunell. They went to mc championship game. They were fun then. Tim collin top coughlin. What they were they were. They were good back today than tony. Boselli they they left him up for the expansion draft right. He never even played for the texans. But that was kind of the beginning of the jeff schwartz's smarter than you. That's the podcast schwartz. Be with you for joining us. Just right thanks. You have a good one. The mavericks let the clippers back in the series with one calculated mistake. What that is next with bob. Park doug gottlieb. This is the dan patrick. Show me blah. Parker check out my. Mlb podcast inside the parker for twenty two minutes of hyphen hop baseball. 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I'm grabbing my kids and we're going I have two daughters. That ride horses. Are they different disciplines of of of riding horses. That's with the horses. And all that i mean thank you for i. We decided the time to find the most expensive sport that i knew nothing about and Yeah and and she found the most expensive sport that i know nothing about. But i do like i it is. It's a sports fantastic one and there's different disciplines of it so i have my own basketball program. I have sixteen teams in it and The other day we were talking about something. And i have a guy who coaches forgetting tim hatch and he lives out in paris california which is inland almost like in the high desert and his daughters with one of the other families. I guess they have horses out. Nor co which is near chino hills. Where the ball brothers from like. Yeah he's got horses. Yeah like you know we do. They do western writing say. Oh that's amazing. My daughter's to english and like will do they like to do what they wanna come out and see the place i yeah so i'm grabbing scooping up. We're going to go inland. It'd be hot. It'd be dusty. We're going to hop on some horses going to trail rider to be a good time. So that's that that'll be fun. I've never been on a horse. But i've been on a camel. How's that never been on a horse. I wrote a camel in egypt. Did they spit spit on me. Thank god i know how they smell. They look like they smell now wasn't bad. I don't remember the smell like killing me. I was worried that they might spit on me or go crazy. Go wild and throw me. And i'll break my neck. Egypt was like it was it. Did you do like a camel ride like they do pony rides here. Because i've done these guys do. What did you like go through. The desert like an a two day trek on a campus. Know the guy had the string and they rolled around a little bit to these. He had a string. I'm just going to say it was. You're right but it was but it was duck for god grew up. You know me. I'm a cd kit. I grew up city. Man you know like like to be in egypt and the be on the camera. It's just like when i went to an article. Just think about it very lack. You grew up in the sixties and seventies in new york city is in antarctica standing on a snow. And looking at the penguins. It was mind boggling. It's an amazing thing to have the perspective to understand where you've come from and where you are currently Dugout louis Speaking of how we got here currently yesterday was how many was just in complete ass weapon by the clippers. Now should point out that something was wrong with luca where he had got some anybody who's had any sort of pinched nerve in the neck. Now he's like telling like some deep tissue massage is gonna help good luck with that. But he was bad nine of twenty four but he just he looked like he couldn't move and they look like they quit defensively. There was a time in the second half we like. Wow you guys want call it good right like you've been in an adult league and europe like twenty two minutes left and everybody's gotta go like good. We're good. I took it. Felt like the mavericks wanna to call it. Good now i got to. I kept the score. Just didn't change for them for a long time. Dog was amazing but it doesn't take away. What the clippers of done. And what talking about paul george and kawhi leonard. We talked about his numbers. Like these guys are still making shots. Sixty five percent doug from the field for from three they the they they just figured out the mavericks can't guard him one on one right you know but but to me it goes back to do. I know for a fact that the result would have been different. No but friday night the mavericks ready to play right there up. Twenty six eight to start the game. You're up eighteen points to start the game and the clippers look dead. Let's just be honest. They looked like than dead. And luca lucas hitting everything right like he comes out you know and he hits hits a twenty five footsteps back then hit another three state. It was eight nothing. He on his own personal eight. Oh run to start. It's twenty eight to eleven and eventually becomes three eleven right after he comes out of the game. Twenty eight to eleven and they take him out of the game because that's what they do but you know with about six minutes left. They liked to take him out and he'd actually didn't come out until five minutes left to go in the first quarter and they're up twenty eight to eleven. The first quarter ended up thirty four thirty one and it was. it was a new ballgame. like i just. It's one of those things that we know in life and in sports you do you do what you do. Because that's what you've always done. I mean look yesterday can give you a perfect example. I love that you said this. Nine thousand nine hundred eighty six world series. The red sox are about to win all year long. They used to put dave stapleton in the ninth inning to play first base because bill buckner has a bad leg right and because john mcnamara wanna bill buckner be out there for the celebration. They win against what they had done. All year and the ball went to bill buckner slacks accident. So so there's there's both sides of do you change what you do or you know what i mean or do you adjust given the circumstance. I'm with you. I think you're onto something that they should broke the clippers neck in that first quarter and just said the heck with it. We're going to destroy them. It's going to be thirty five to thirteen and the game is going to be over. I agree with you i just. It's one of those deals. I get what you've done but you did. You had your foot on their neck and let him off. And now it's a whole new series now and now the mavericks. You feel like you'd be lucky to go seven. Be lucky to go seven since that substitution the entire series has has changed things. 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10/23/2020 - HOUR 1 - Bucs Taking a Big Risk with Antonio Brown

The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker

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10/23/2020 - HOUR 1 - Bucs Taking a Big Risk with Antonio Brown

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The next two and a half hours I can't believe that Tom Brady is backing this clown and the Tampa Bay buccaneers are interested in Antonio Brown getting in a tug of war with the Seattle seahawks apparently breaking news just happening in the last thirty minutes. So I probably should start the intro all over Jason McIntyre Infra Chris broussard coming to you live from the GEICO. Fox. Sports Radio Studios Fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance visit GEICO DOT COM for a free quote and listen. This is a huge NFL weekend. Obviously, there's a great weekend for sports. Jeff Schwarzen-. I will dive into everything. We got the world series the. Dodgers obviously going to go up to one by the way Rob Parker. Your boy is in the building. Or so I'm told he's trying to get in the building. I don't know if they're gonNA let him in because he's so rowdy world series game three tonight we got big ten football. Yes. It's back finally finally big ten football kicks off tonight. Pretty Good College football slate Saturday and then of course, we seven in the NFL it's going to be off the hook I am so fired up about some of these games. Tennessee Pittsburgh looks like it's going to be very, very good Seattle Arizona's the new Sunday night football game. We actually had some breaking news on from the New Orleans Saints Today folks this is big and it drove the line down on Carolina New Orleans on this news Emmanuel Sanders had to be added to the COVID list within the last two hours. He is obviously out and Michael Thomas who has had some issues internally with the saints got in a fight with a teammate of practice there was a takedown piece. About Michael Thomas in the athletic clearly planted by the organization whose fed up with Michael Thomas. It's sports are popping off. I actually took Michael Thomas. To task a little bit on my podcast straight fire I do that daily and We're GONNA have Jeff Schwartz Chime in here momentarily. But first we gotTA start within. Tony O'Brien this is the big developing news. Listen there. There's no denying it. Okay. Antonio. Brown is on the track to get in the hall of fame. He's probably got the numbers. Okay. He is an immensely talented athlete. We're talking about one of the best wide receivers of his generation. The problem is that he's a knucklehead. He is an absolute train wreck in the locker room and listen this dates back to high school and college he grew up in a tough spot down in. Florida. Father was not around father was. An Indoor Football Player I forget the name of the League have to look it up and he was ever round and Antonio Brown had the talent, but he never had anybody checking. And his MOM was working hard and Antonio Brown at the runners show and you could see the talent was there. The problem of course is that Antonio Brown didn't have anyone telling them what to do hey make your bed. Hey, don't back talk do this. You're grounded nobody he just ran the show. And when you grow up without any anybody telling you what to do you know what you're going to have a reality check when it gets to college in the pros and you grow up and I know a lot of you guys out there have kids and you're dealing with this you gotta Nip. Stuff in the but. You GotTa, get it early. And talk with Doug Gottlieb about this he's got kids I myself have two young kids and you really gotta stay on top of this but not everybody can cause parents split up or DAD's not around or whatever Antonio Brown with through some stuff. So he gets to college. And instantly opening weekend of college he gets it a fight kicked out of school. He got fight with security guard opening weekend kicked out of school. He resurfaces at Central Michigan. The coach of takes him under his wing. He could tell Antonio Brown was a little broken. And Tony Brown kind of cleaned up his act but he was such a knucklehead off the field teams did their diligence leading up to the draft? Oh my gosh. This guy's a nightmare I want nothing to do with him. That's immensely talented plates quarterback. Gadget guys. He could do. It was like Tastes Hill. Coming into the League. Well, what do we want? WanNa, use a as who put him on special teams. Could he be a defensive back quarterback wide receiver slot? What could he do and the steelers grabbing and instantly he? Clicks with Mike Tomlin and in that setup. In Pittsburgh which is very player conducive. Antonio Brown thrived, and then of course, it went sour and it got ugly fast and I'm not going to go through. Antonio Brown's checkered history with the law here I believe in giving people a second chance. I believe in giving people a third chance. Eventually I need to see some remorse. Before I give you a fourth and fifth and sixth chance because at that point the idiot right that's when I'm like. What am I doing I'm giving this guy another chance. And sports illustrated documented all very well, and it's ugly. It's tough read. The guy has some issues. He owes people money he treats people like garbage. And he thinks he can just talk to people anyway he wants like Bro Your grownup your professional athlete now. The thing is. When New England took a chance on Antonio Brown. Tom Brady said Yo come over here. You see my hand see all these Super Bowl rings. You won't one fall in line. Antonio Brown was a good soldier until more old news surfaced and the Patriots said, Whoa. This is a little too much for us. By by I by the way I skipped over the raiders last year, we could you guys really want. We could go back to what the raiders and Antonio Brown jumping in. The the cryotherapy which I actually was doing at the time I was doing it. Locally out here in southern California, I'd never tried it before it was awesome. And you have to follow protocols when you do cryotherapy, it's freezing. Antonio Brown apparently did not wear sandals is feet were burned. It like it was bad frostbite it was ugly and yet you know they she showed the burning and scarring on the bottom of the season's just ugly. and Antonio Brown ends up feuding with the raiders and Bickering, Oh, wait you're not gonNA. Let me wear my helmet. Wait, I can't do this I can oh, there's too many rules and Tonio Brown basically forced the raiders to kick them out Jon Gruden. Booed him. And now we have Tampa. Bay. which. I don't know guys. I gotTA BE HONEST TAMPA Bay is one of the. Best, teams in the League. If you follow me on social media, you listen to my daily podcast you know. I'm big on the football outsiders, advance stats and listen I'm telling you five years ago. I. Was not an advanced that guy when it came to football. I have gotten into the advance stats. It has helped me immensely when it comes to gambling and currently the football outsiders. What they do is they break down every play every opponent to remove garbage time they're able to do put all the numbers that matter into a formula and currently. The best team in the NFL according to their numbers. Is the Tampa Bay buccaneers yes. Above the Ravens yes. Above the chiefs. I mean it's Tampa. Right now looking dominant and they are coming off an incredible win over the packers packers came in undefeated. I mean I think everybody had their doubts about Green Bay right. This is a packers team with defense was ranked bottom seven according football outsiders. And the offense was kind of smoke and mirrors ish Aaron Rodgers can make lemonade out of lemons any day of the week and he was doing that but when you are going up against an elite defense and that's what Tampa. Is according to the event stats. It's going to be a struggle and. Green Bay had zero turnovers going into last week. Aaron Rodgers does a pick six and then another interception and that's a wrap. So my question would be Tampa on top of the world number one. Football team in the NFL according to the advance stats they've got Chris Godwin. They've got Mike Evans. Rob Gronkowski. Scotty Miller. Little Slot Receiver. You know Tom Brady. Loves a little white guys to slot receiver that's not a racial play. Don't call in. Rob Parker's Aj y you gotta get Racial Listen Brady has. Essentially made careers. You could say hall of fame careers out. Wes welker and Julien Edmund Two guys who came into the NFL with. Zero Fanfare. None. I mean, he created Danny Amendola. He made these guys out of Thin Air Tom Brady and the BELICHICK system. And I know some people out there are saying. Wait wait hold up you give them Brady all the credit. Giving Brady a lot of credit giving Bella check a lot of the credit. Have you seen what's going on this year? Tampa Bay four and two number one team in the NFL again, according to the event stats how the Patriots Looking. To and three, two game losing streak for big bill. I'm not selling the Patriots yet. I don't really know what to make of them. But to go back to Brady He created that slot position and I don't know if the injuries from a couple of weeks ago remember they played the bears Tampa did. Football. And they were a mash unit, the injury list for Tampa Bay Chicago Thursday night football two weeks ago was longer than your cvs receipt. It was ugly I mean they didn't have Godwin. Evans was kind of on a bum wheel Scotty Miller was out like they didn't have four net no shady McCoy they ended up losing the game. Do they need Antonio Brown? No. Is he a luxury he that Rolex that you may want so that when you're rolling out with the with the with the boy? Saturday night. Flotsam with your expensive watch, you got the gear on it's an accessory. That's what Antonio Brown is. I personally think the negatives outweighed the positives with Antonio Brown and same deal of Seattle I. Mean Folks I'm looking at the Seattle seahawks depth chart. I'm like wait a sec they're stacked it receive what are they doing with Antonio Brown? You want to go out and get a defender. Sure. That makes sense. But obviously there are defenders thick can be had on the Antonio Brown level. They don't really exist they want nothing to do with Earl Thomas, his last images, the Seahawks player was getting carted off and middle fingering. A. Middle Finger on the sideline. And again, the Seattle depth chart like. What are we doing? We got Tyler Lockett Great Receiver Decay Metcalf, very, very good. Receive who has superstar potential I know door sets on the IRR David Moore is solid. I know what you're doing getting, Antonio Brown. It just doesn't make sense now apparently, Josh Gordon could end up being in play for Seattle. We shall see how many times you've heard Josh Gordon. Is. Going to be in play for Seattle or anyone for that matter. So anyways, that's the big news off the top Jeff. Jeff Schwartz will be joining us. Shortly. And? Coming up next hopefully, Schwartz will Will be joining me for this one because I don't know if we see eye to eye on this folks. Is Not saying much to say Carson Wentz is the best quarterback in the NFC east right who the other quarterbacks Kyle Allen. Danny dimes. Really those guys. Andy, Dalton you gotta be kidding me. So maybe is the best quarterback in the NFC east but that doesn't mean he's actually good. That doesn't. Yeah. He bailed the eagles out on Thursday night football. But so what they look terrible I know there's a million injuries we're going to dig into. The basic question is Carson Wentz good football. I'm Jason McIntyre. He's Jeff. Schwartz were for the odd couple on Fox Birch. Fox Sports Radio but I be sure to catch live editions of the odd couple with Chris. Broussard. Then Rob Parker Weekdays at seven. PM. 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So we should preface Jeff's warts played offensive line in the NFL many many years made lots and lots of money I was brother is in the NFL on the chiefs has a super bowl ring. He's actually injured I. saw them on the injury report this week Jeff Announced today he will not play. That'll be his first. Career nine big deal Bradley Chubb and the Broncos have gotten blitz. Happy the last couple weeks but we'll get to that eventually. I think Antonio. Brown has a piece of human garbage and now it's your turn. Okay look we have. We have to I think. Separate. A couple of things here you know the the NFL give second chances to players that are talented. Right? We know that and that's maybe separate discussion to have whether or not the NFL should do that right Discussion I think we should be having is about house he fit with Tampa right and people say to me all the time right if we saw. Tonio Brown and the reason we all do it and the reason why there are players on other teams that got in trouble with the law before. Is You have a common goal which is winning right because winning. Really. That makes fun like it's a tough. It's tough to play football and when you win, you're all happy and not just the team, the the the the janitor, the counting staff, the PR staff, the owner, obviously the entire building is beaming with happiness. When you win a game and when you win typically, you could make the playoffs you make more money. If you're on a winning team in a free agent, you get paid more money. So we all just buy in to the idea that we're all there to help each other win a football game so I don't have to be friends with Antonio Brown I don't even have to like Tonio. Brown but I. Know. That come practice time or come gametime we're in this together and that's how we get by doing it. Yeah I'm by the way Jeff it looks like you're right. This is happening I'm seeing just Dow breaking that Antonio Brown has a deal with the Tampa Bay. Bucks I don't know I listened Jeff on some level I get it everybody gets a second chance. Some people get a chance you know I'm sure four chance Antonio Brown. If you go I mean maybe I can pop it on twitter but there is a link to a story on sports illustrated documenting how poorly Antonio Brown treated all of these people anyone around him he stiffed money he was. I don't WanNa go overboard and say really incendiary stuff them but he's a bad human being the history is there he goes to the raiders. What twelve thirteen, fourteen months ago Jeff and you saw how he acted. Oh I can't where my helmet just like writing people there come on eight to kick him out. Yeah. Look the there is there is. There something to that and I do agree with you there that obviously would happen in Oakland or Oakland back then. Is Different than what happened New England right so oh Quinn he just wanted to get out and I don't I only. It was just a helmet I mean he just think he made a mistake. He made a mistake sign there and he's sabotage himself. Now he was not at the facility doing this you remember hard knocks. He was like away from the facility sabotaging himself away now. Did it affect the players possibly date to talk about Antonio? Brown right. They had to. They had to answer questions I remember Mike had that. Kind of short press conference aired on hard knocks where he was clearly visibly upset now is that effective players I don't know but let's remember New England now everyone says when I tweet out earlier at Jeff Schwartz Oh, I'd the locker room thing is overblown said what about New England he got kind of He. He didn't leave New England because of the locker room situation to off the field issues he was never a problem in the locker he he lived with Tom Brady Tom Brady's the one pushing this. Jason we all know that. Yeah. And I'm sure he'll live with Tom Brady and Tampa and again, that kind of goes to my point about winning right is like Tom is so focused on winning right now and just most of us in the NFL are. We push aside some personality issues or off the field problems for players because the goal is to win. So I think in the short period time, right he's GonNa play week nine after he passes his covert protocols and kind of gets in think we nine. So play half a season right two months and then he'll play the playoffs. So month and a half, let's say if they make the super bowl three months, three months, he'll behave for three months if he doesn't, they'll just get rid of them. That's Why mess with it Jeff, what's the point? What's the upside when you already have Godwin and Evans and grunk Scotty Miller Listen Jeff I'm going to direct the audience to go and read Antonio Brown's. Off The field controversies listed on his winter take. Liz Jeff it's basically like the length of a war in peace you're going to need an hour and this is the thing that's disgusting if you are a woman in the Tampa Bay Bucks Organization, right now on any level go and read what he allegedly did to his trainer Multiple Times. It is disgusting the guy's a bad human beef. He's just I I do not disagree with you. I don't I do not agree with you there. But. Like there is something about. You'll like if you're if you're if I'm in that locker room now right and I I don't. Know. If I played with someone and I thought about this before with someone that that was actually. We didn't know until after the season what was happening but in that moment, there was some allegations that we found out later but I'd never played with anyone I think that had been had this text messages out there that have been accused of doing. Of doing committing crimes I. I really think it's like you walk in. You I probably wouldn't talk to Antonio Brown very much those in the huddle right like you just kind of do your job. You stay away from him and he helps you win and you rationalize it that way it's it's It's really tough right I mean I I don't have a better find. Let me ask you this like if you're a guy like Scotty Miller or one of those young receivers who was you know showing well against bears when they were down everybody. You can't be thrilled that this guy's GonNa come in and take your jealousy going to help them win probably Jeff here's where it goes awry. What happens if Antonio Brown is not active one? Sunday, or He only gets like ten snaps or he doesn't have any targets what happens then and he starts to Chirpin get ticked off. You're messing with what appears on the surface. Now, to be a pretty good luck, I haven't heard any negativity we've seen and the Michael Thomas stuff going on with the saints I, mean like these receivers we had it with Odell Beckham. Last up we know. ULTA Feno though I was his team. He's fine. That's like. He was. and. Then he got to catch and then he became a global star and he's going to vote his first year. He. Was My first game. I played that season two I. was I was I ran down and gave him his first hug of that plan like was a picture of me like. I was the first one down there. He didn't come in with any baggage Antonio Brown's got I mean revenue ACO. Look I think you have to like is. It I'm to be very specific here because I think there's a difference between. Like locker room antics and chemistry like off the field and kind of like on-field temper tantrums I think there's a to now they can bleed themselves back in the locker room. But most of us understand the wide receivers are or divas like we just got get it like that's like that's like the. Receiver that's who they are. Talking about on the field things, but it's legitimate. Legitimate question to ask how can you play with the Galaxy Tony Brown I don't WanNa make it seem at all defending his off the field actions. I'm just trying to provide perspective on how this is GonNa work and the football reason is because. Godwin has been on. On reserve out with Russian like Evans continually, limps off the field because he gets hurt I feel bad for the beginning it feels like and that's that's that's what they're doing the same as chiefs. Bell Right. They're just saying, Hey, he's an extra body extra talented body on our team if we need them with them. Now you both guys have to behave and so I think it will be fine especially if he's living with Tom Brady. All right. Coming up next, we'll take you. We're going to do more on Antonio Brown headed to the bucks with with a guest who covers the NFL for Monday, morning quarterback Alberta he's going to join us, but I fox sports radio has the best sports talk lineup in the nation, catch all of our shows at Fox sports radio DOT, com, and within the iheartradio APP search F. S. are to listen live. All right our first guest. This guy's big-time senior reporter for the Monday morning quarterback he's been covering the League for what two decades now Albert, joining us. Albert, how are you man? I'm not that old. It hasn't been two decades. Yes. As years as plugged did. Not that. Listen I. There's so many Cova had an injury questions I want to get to, but we gotta start with Antonio Brown like. This shocker to me given his chequered history a are you surprised that Tampa made a move and be what do you think this does to that locker room. Not, surprise. Is something that was like really clear when I was at their training camp that that was how much influence but he hasn't woken as Asian and You know just he permeates permeated every part of the the team that I saw when I was out there and you know it even goes down to one of the guys high up there mentioned to me that through the first three and a half weeks a- camp, they'd had no soft tissue injuries and you know skill position players have been working with Brady and they were saying because it all taken up TV twelve minutes it so. Yeah so it's like I. Mean you've got believers there and Tom Brady now and he really has a and everything, and so I mean look like this is a guy that he really liked working with New England obviously as skill set aside from all the baggage. and I do think there's an element here of. Rady, not being particularly happy with the way things ended per brown in England and basically saying they have at some point was going to reunite make this right and you know I he he found a place in Tampa where he's got the of sort of poll to make that happen. How long do you think his his leash will be here I? Mean it feels like I mean obviously, this is just going to be on Tom Brady to make this work but just one of things where it's just like a man, your first mistake you're out of here you think they're going to try to work through any sort of chemistry issues they have, which I do not think they'll have by the way. I think it has to be right because you know if you're selling this to your locker no better than I do and he does anything to upset what they've got going on there you know the clothes themselves I can stand for. That's a pretty strong locker room. There's a pretty strong personalities in there and so I do think that part of the appeal going and getting Antonio Brown now you're buying so low on him whereas with the raiders and even the Patriots Game. Ten million. In those cases, those those teams actually had somebody to lose. You know they were to get rid of them, I in the contract yet, but I'm assuming the box won't have much solution this case and so you know I think that allows you to sort of maintain leverage over the player which is a good place to be. You know like if you're the box and you say to him and you've got one shot here in Pittsburgh in Oakland you have to make A. Be. If you're GONNA find a way to make this work on you and you see if he gets the message you know and it is. Very clearly GonNa be on Antonio Brown after everything that's happened over the last two years to pro to that Walker to prove that organization that he's worthy of getting a second chance over the next few weeks This is a little speculative Albert but I, I just have to ask. So the Brady Bill Checks divorce apparently was pretty heated. It didn't go well, and now Tom Brady goes to Tampa. He's clearly got the better team. He's four and two. They're the number one team according to the advance stats of football outsiders. Bell checks lost two in a row and now Brady ads Antonio. Brown I mean, it almost feels like Brady's doing this to get back at the Patriots or is that just reading too much into it feels like Brady really really wants a super bowl here. You'd be safe to call it a side benefit if that makes sense. I don't think it's the I the driving reason why Brady was pushed for it to the back of the head shirt back of his head shirt there you know and I think he knows what Antonio Brown is. You know he played against him for all those years for playing with him and so he would. Antonio. Brown is as a player and what Antonio Brown and bring to the table and you know I I, think another part of it to like it's not just what the ABC Patriots divorce. This is also sort of you know I think over the last couple of years in New England. Brady got a little frustrated that they you know at times acted with a lack of urgency when it came to. Putting people around him you know and part of that was that draft very well part of that was a salary cap fish part about not wanting to. Completely the Patriots just didn't like they weren't as aggressive and putting people around Brady and I think because of that Brady's individual performance suffered a little bit which I know he takes personally and so I was at the other pieces that was always part of the deal with Tampa, and one of the things they sold them on was we see opportunities we're going to be aggressive, and this isn't the first time either I mean, you know Rob Gronkowski they trade for him before the draft Leonard Fournette gets cut Jacksonville a team that picks him up and so you know I think it's just sort of another moving ally to vote. I. Think you know been sort of part of a promise to grady that. You know. They weren't gonNA operate on a very timetable here. You know this is why now do everything they can to get him a seventh ring. Tampa Bay's opponent. This weekend is Las Vegas. Raiders currently can't practice with an offensive line couple couple of questions here one. Are they going to move the game in and really to kind of on the same watch? It feels like that they might not. Because this is feels like it's on the Raiders Right Trent Brown wasn't wearing his his tracking device. There's videos of the Office of line not wearing in when they should do you think the NFL is almost punishing the raiders but not moving this game. Wallner that Jeff like I think if you look at it like. Like with the titans to if you want to go back and look like you know. We accommodate in that case did they comedy? Well, if you look at it, they moved Buffalo's game after playing on Tuesday and Monday night right like an extra day and then they didn't move the titans game titans game on Sunday and so I do think that you know with each one of these decisions. They don't WanNa totally school either the teams involved. But if there is wrong doing you I, think that there's GonNa be lots of an effort to make everything right? Like you know Kinda. You made your bed here like you gotTa, Lion, you, know and so. I do you I. do think that that's a piece of all this you know. So they're giving themselves the flexibility to. Move the game, the Monday or Tuesday and protecting NBC the process, which is a big part of this flipping out the Sunday night game But like certainly I think that there's you know you know the idea listen if we can put you out there on the field, there's not a player safety issue. We're not gonNA bend over backwards to help ease competitively, the question I think is going to be. Offensive Line at you know Saturday and day and does it create a player safety issue because that would be the guiding light here obviously got enough players on the roster to go more than anything else I think at this point, the discussion would probably send her around. Like if these guys are sheldon in any way or the fact that they have practice all we you know and you could probably answer this I can't Jeff on how big a deal that is if that's GonNa create some sort of player safety issue for one and the other raiders. Well I thought I thought it would create player tissue for the Titans and they smash the bills I don't know what to believe anymore. Right. Yeah I mean it's it's kind of crazy when you look at three practices in sixteen days and they beat the bills and come back on on a short week I four days rest and I mean like outlast. Take, the the Texans, all the way, the distance, and then wind up knocking out at the end. So I guess I guess. We're able to accomplish this fine. The face of a lot of the ideas that we might have about how teams get ready for games, breer a jets fan you know of already looking toward next year and Trevor Lawrence ask. This stuff I've heard about, Adam geeze. The reason he hasn't been fired as. Well. We don't know who to replace them with and that's not good enough for me because they don't look Greg Williams at all I need to hear what you're hearing. There's apparently that there was a shakeup this week and gays one demotes coaches who is beefing with it sounds really ugly. What are you hearing? I. So I WANNA take. Here. Is that the owner isn't Christopher Johnson, the owners what you what he Johnson and Johnson isn't in the states right now buddy could be back in four six depending on what happens in the election and so by the time at the end of the season. Johnson could be back in charge and you business standpoint. What that means is someone is going to have to write the checks Adam gangs and twenty one and twenty, two they fire. That person's what he Johnson and so I I mean, if you're that close to coming back, I think a big piece of it is. You guys are waiting until I. Get back on all major cities unless like the buildings burning down it is I was I mean, I'm not ruling anything out guys I've been fixed. Because I'm not ruling that out you know but but I do this the element here where it's like this guy's writing millions of dollars worth of checks like these guys go away. You know it certainly stands to reason the guy was wanted to be in town in here when those decisions are being made. I had to squeeze in jets question there sorry Jeff and now. All right. So algebris or go read his stuff senior NFL reporter for Monday morning quarterback. He's on twitter at Albert breer. He's given gives great updates from Boston on instagram too I like those. Albert good stuff. All right. Thanks for the time and enjoy the weekend. Thanks very weekend. Coming up next here on the odd couple, Fox sports radio. I'm Jason McIntyre. He's Jeff Schwartz in for Chris and rob listen guys we didn't get to the Carson Wentz story from earlier I can't wait I I don't know if Jeff and I are going to disagree Carson Wentz, is carrying a garbage team right now Doug Peterson needs to be fired we'll. Talk about all that next year on the Fox Sports Radio Fox sports radio has the best sports talk lineup the nation catch all of our shows at Fox sports radio. Dot. com, and within the iheartradio APP search. F.. S. are to listen live with the last time you got rewarded for brushing your teeth with quits new smart electric toothbrush good habits can earn. You great perks. Great perks like free products, gift cards and more. You've probably heard US talk about a million times. But this is something brand new that rewards you and your mouth already have equip upgraded with a smart motor and keep the features you know in love sensitive sonic vibrations with a timer to ensure you get a guided clean, a lightweight and sleek. 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I'm just curious Carson wentz pretty bad Doug Peterson was awful again. Your thoughts on the Eagles going forward and how they can fix things if they can. Yes. So what is really interesting right? Because he's he's super talented. and. He makes plays like the last throw of the game or the last couple drives game where he looks just really good. Right and you're like, where's this guy for the first three and a half quarters? Right he threw a terrible interception he threw the food up in the air. Intercepted in the red zone in the in the end zone by the giants, you just he makes employs you're like to Mrs. For him now, what are you doing? You should know better than this and that's my problem with with him is that he makes the plays that. Franchise? Court. Really Elite quarterback should not make also does the opposite right where he makes plays that they all make the last row to Boston Scott and it's a consistency problem for me. There's too many times. He just doesn't make the right throw and little things like this to I want to down you for bringing us up a couple of weeks ago, and it's so very true Jason. You ever noticed that when there's a screenplay called for the eagles and nobody's open the Carson Wentz always runs with the football always football. Other quarterbacks, Pam homes, Tom Brady Russell. Wilson. They stole the ball on the ground and don't get hit and live another play Carson Wentz can't help himself. He's always trying to make a home run every single play when sometimes you gotta take an element play and a good quarterbacks great quarterbacks take ells on plays when they're not there and he did it last night there was a screen pass he just ran down the field he dove between three defenders I'm like dude, just throw it away with for the next play and he stills figuring these things out and it's I wanna like Carson Wentz he seems like a great dude. He he's got the physical skills are there But man he just still has plays we were like that. He reminds me of want legitimacy Winston right it's just like he makes. Some. Great. It's great. Mistakes brutal. I had the same amount of playoff wins zero. So, here's my theory. Okay. So Carson Wentz looks great at the end of games. Right. As we said, the Ravens coming back and Thursday night against the giants. Lot of that is two minute drill hurry up offense. Frank Reich is up sorry not frank I was going to get to. Doug Peterson not telling exactly what to do I. Wonder if Doug Peterson is in such a funk offensively for the first three quarters that when it's in hurry up mode Carson, Wentz is like listen. This is going to be my show. Offense. We don't have time to get the place I'm calling the place because if you look at that twenty seventeen super bowl team, they had Frank Reich as offensive coordinator he's gone onto some success with the Colt. I know they have a one a ton but he took over a pretty bad situation with Andrew. Luck retiring and their quarterbacks coach on that twenty seventeen team John de Filippo a guy I went to college with and kind of well like he's gone like it so much has changed and I just wonder if Doug Peterson. Getting exposed a little bit. Jeff. Is Fair to question him but I would like to see his full roster players playing before I. Make a judge whether I mean when you're playing with third string tight end and Wide Receiver I do the analytics though he does seem to go little lake. Down Fourteen ten, right just like the three points no no. Come on. We love throwing a jump ball to Kim Butler when zero targets there were like eighteen minutes left. Let's just take the three points. I like your defense is pointing fine. So I think that sometimes bothers me a little bit I get why goes for two and I get why he goes on fourth down sometimes it's. 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We are in for Chris and rob on the odd couple coming to you live from the Geico Fox sports radio. Studios. Fifteen. Minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance visit gave at COP. For a free rate quote. We'll obviously start off before we get to the gambling picks. With the big, news, Antonio Brown. He's headed to Tampa Strip club capital of the East Coast. I think that's accurate. I'm not one hundred percent I. Think you're right. Bachelor party down there. It was shenanigans we shall say and Antonio Brown got the vote of confidence from Tom. Brady now. I don't know I don't love this move. We had Randy Mueller a former GM come on and say. It's low risk reward Jeff. Schwartz, why don't you tell the people that the text you just sent me? I don't know where you found this, but that is hysterical. Yeah that. It appears that the Tony Robbins. and was involved with. Rehabilitating. By the way the perfect game for Walker Buehler's over and that's your fault. Is Tom Brady also code called Tony Robinson dot him to have a very long conversation with Antonio Brown. This is the NFL, will be on track to return I sure I guess. Like all right, I mean I. It's just like you said. I just couldn't stop. That name because. As a movie connoisseur. As I liked self-described obviously Cheryl yes shallow how you see. In. Classic. Movie. Shallow Hal Varian. APPRO. I don't think it could get made twenty. Zero. Zero chance but it is really funny if you have. Cable, you could probably call it up on in demand, Shallow Hal with Jason Alexander, and Dark Black Jack Black Gwyneth paltrow and who's go Susan Ward is the Brunette. Oh my gosh. It's got us. It's like the it's one of the first major films that was filled in Charlotte and It's incredible. No. Chance gets film now. Tony. Robbins has an appearance in that movie as the hypnotized guy and or he's hypnotizing Jack Black. I'M NOT GONNA. No spoilers for twenty year old movie. Any rate, it's good Tony Robbins checking in on Antonio Brown. Love it. It's it's, a story that. You just like you you couldn't predict. Yesterday it was or yesterday day before Ryan was okay. Antonio Brown off the suspension list after week eight and you know he's GonNa sign with the seahawks thought about. Okay. Okay. Like it's one of the reaction to that was more like all right like me. It's okay. Right I mean Russell Wilson and Carroll and Pete Carroll has been known to maybe take it on a little baggage and USC ready Ido problem with that and. The reaction the Seattle wasn't as visceral as Tampa when I mean people seem to have different opinions at the same decision, right? I, mean you want to add them to your team Tom Brady Valves for him Russell Wilson. Vouch was GONNA vouch for Antonio Brown and I don't know why the reaction is so different other than just because it's Tom. Brady probably has its Brady and it's official. Now Antonio Brown I don't think he's going to be joining the team in Vegas that sounds like a blue. Suspended until week eight. So what they're doing now is after we get what they're doing now is they are. He's going through covert protocols that he's in Tampa. Now, he has to do a five or six day kind of quarantine and testing, and then he'll be ready to practice and you're ready to go. I believe for week nine because he's got he's suspended until we ate I'll call up the schedule. Why don't you get a star? You could be first off the tee box on gambling for NFL week seven. So Jeff. Not. Quite degenerates but I mean, listen I sometimes put a significant amount of money on a game I. Really Love but I'd gambling's fun man it. You get skin in the game it's great. Jeff I'll let you go first while I call up the bucks scheduled to see when Tony Brown's debut against I'm a degenerate by the way let's make it very clear and bet on Sports. I, would rather not on. And WNBA so. My favorite game of the week, and when this is my lock on on line that we did yesterday is is Pittsburgh. Over the Tennessee Titans at plus one I believe Pittsburgh is now. So this open at minus two, it moved to Tennessee minus two. So four points back down at Pittsburgh plus one but I think the the opening line minus to various telling you who they think is the better team that you have to five teams playing each other in Pittsburgh's on the road in Nashville nationals been able to have fans Tennessee's. And they're telling you like look there their significant better because if this game was in Pittsburgh I be five point spread possibly right five and a half six like so they're telling you the Pittsburgh's better I agree with them, they're better on defense been on special teams. There are more complete team that makes a little bit less mistakes. They're able to close out opponents because their defense right Tennessee has been denver by to Jacksonville by three and Vikings by one, and we saw that to go to overtime for the Texans I. think There are much better team Tennessee offensively. Great, right I understand that but defensively, not last the NFL thirty I I believe in third down thirty first in the red zone. So I think this is a great opportunity for the Pittsburgh go in there and still win. Wow I. I like Pittsburgh a lot It's tough to pick a lock against a five hundred team jeff at that's. The line is wrong. Is telling you tell you the opening line to be meant a lot in this game that that they would put Pittsburgh favored by two. When you know they knew obviously people are gonNA take action on the game and it because look at this game was in Pittsburgh be favored by five then four if you take home field. In that facility. A lot for five teams playing the everyone thinks it's pretty pretty pretty similar. Alright. So if Jeff is accurate and he's GonNa, Antonio, Brown could join the bucks week eight or nine week eight is at the New York giants and God. It's after that game. Okay. So Be Sunday November eighth. Sunday night football versus the New Orleans Saints. Wow that's quite the showdown or so jeff locke the weakest Pittsburgh. So I do a podcast daily podcast called straight fire. And I give out my three best bets every Friday and I'm actually on a good streak fifty, nine percent it was sixty before the darn eagles lost on Thursday night. And I do like Pittsburgh a lot. They may show up later on my list, but with Baker. Baby and Cleveland browns out this line. was three and a half earlier in the week it's down to three. I mean Jeff I. Don't know maybe you see a different three and a half now but. I can't believe people are backing the Bengals here, Joe Borough. They covered against Cleveland earlier this year but the reality is look at the bengals right now no Joe Mixon who has been a saving grace to rookie quarterback Joe. Borough. Tyler Boyd. Higgins. Who's very good Also Really Jackson, the top cornerback, the bengals have. Out For the game, he will not play. So no top cornerback no running back, and then some weirdness went down on the defensive line this week, there's some chirping among the veterans that they're not getting the snaps they wanted a couple of them I believe were deactivated and it just got guys injured on the defensive line I think they're going to be down three starters on the defensive line and they have had injuries and what is Cleveland gotTa do run the football nick rush for. I think it was like two hundred yards in the first meeting. One, seventy, five, something crazy. I liked the browns here to cover on the road. So I wrote articles as you for Fox sports this week on on. This is one of my picks I took Pittsburgh I took Cleveland. Part of this too is that I think you'll look the browns played poorly against the steelers and ravens right to your teams they've pretty much play really well against everyone else the bagels are Nakajima boroughs fun to watch but the team's terrible right there bad on defense the offense on his terrible I think I think the the browns have a a really big bounce back game against again a poor poor team I I love Tampa Bay this weekend we talked a lot. About, Tampa so far I know the the line might be down right now because of the raiders olarn situation, it was it was it three a believer three and a half when I got it earlier this week it's I don't know what it's at now buttoning win this game fairly handling we we saw this week Jason a return. We've seen it really week five in six. A return of defense unders hit at blue sixty, one percent. After the first, the first. The first four weeks were over sixty percent or seeing defense return. In Tampa Bay's defense last week completely shut down Green Bay who was averaging thirty eight points a game coming into that game the raiders scored a point since the chiefs but they did so because the chiefs were little bit. A. Little Bit lax when it came to defending the deep pass, they said look cars knock deep, which doesn't do is twenty six air yards. We're GONNA, keep our safety in the box. Basically Tampa is not going to do that right? They learn they learn lessons from the chiefs. They're gonNA sit back and let, Derrick, Carter slowly beat them tapping number one against the run against pass the second pressure rate. Tampa going to suffocate the raiders off especially their offense along can't play. And, then I think that's The flip side Tampa's offense is just getting better. The raiders have really bad defense. LOT OF AGREEMENT HERE WITH JEFF ON TAMPA my next pick is Let's see here I have a theory and gambling that I'm not a theory it's been out there forever. No team is as good or as bad as they look last week and as such. I'm going to take the square dog in the face. The Green Bay packers favored by three and a half in Houston I know the packers got truck last week it was an embarrassment thirty, eight ten they had zero turnovers going into the game Aaron Rodgers due to it was ugly and I love this bounceback spot. Now, I have a little trepidation with the Aaron Jones calf situation I I don't know if he's GonNa play but this is a Texans defense at cannot stop the run to save their life Derrick Henry at over two hundred last week Edwards layer in the opener had like a buck thirty everybody goes for one hundred on this team it they can't play any defense whatsoever everybody's hurt defensively. And I think last week they gave it their all the huge divisional game and that was just a gut. Just total letdown had to be a punch to the gut losing in overtime. and I wonder how they'll respond. I expect a lot of green bay ground and pound. Even if Aaron Jones is not one hundred percent Jamal Williams is a capable back the kid Aj Dylan very good Maybe grab him and fantasy because trust somebody scoring on the packers every possession and I I don't know that I trust. To Shawn. Watson, as much in this against, you know what? This is not a great packers defense but I like the packers here to to win and cover three and a half. Houston's three percent of the money right now. So this is. To your point wait. What did you say thirty three percent of them. Are you see on the thing through action network to have a little thing that I can see like where it's offshore money though but like it's they have three percent of the money according to to this. Database half. So we're going to have a vegas guy near about fifteen minutes who's going to help us out. That's that means absolutely nobody is betting on one side and the line hasn't really moved, which is a little scary chronic, decent professional money coming in Saturday or Sunday driving down to this I. Sometimes, you just have to bet like the other Siamese sometimes it's just the right side to the public side I'm I'm I'm with you there? I'm looking to other games. Look I told you earlier. In Washington Beats Dallas I don't people think I'm crazy. This is the sharply to there's a lot of money on Dallas and there's a little bit of money in Washington. The line moved toward Washington, which means there's some reverse lie movement there I if you look at Washington, I'm not a fun of. Allen I think he's not very good. But whoever plays the cowboys? Offensively scores points even if they score. So scoring like thirty six points a game which was allowing this twenty four I do not think the cowboys offense align is as they are with Zeke's fumble problems with dolman really not not playing very well so far are going to score twenty four points against Washington I don't WanNa do it I wouldn't put Dallas in my in my favorite. No. No Way. Can I back adulthood like that? A lot by the way this whole public sharp thing. We should have extended discussion at some point Jeff because this perception well, the sharp money the sharp money was all over Dallas on Monday night football and it was. Always right? Yeah. I'm just saying like. I'm with you there. It's not always especially by the way, the last year and a half of NFL football like the sharp plays aren't covering home dogs the sharp almost every other week, right? Jim Make money the jets almost every other week some professionals out like. This week does the opposite everyone's taking the jets because they're getting a bunch of points at home. No look there's you have to weigh everything in my opinion were not vegas guys like we're not just we watch the game a lot we exit. Oh, stuff we have gut feeling doesn't mean that that were as sharp as the Best Guy Vegas, but torpoint I think we're that sometimes you just can't. You can't make the sharp late you have to do the other side because you just have a feeling based off of what you think's GonNa Happen and your point about the packers I agree with you, the the packers beat the Texans very handily you can't say that out loud or the or some of the gambling mafi on social media. You Square I've I've blocked all those guys by now. I don't care. It's so silly like dude, you're not. You're not. You're not betting my my place anyways why do you care what I have to say? Oh my gosh. This is become a laugher Charlie. Morton is getting shelled. Of Five nothing told you turn the game off I was officially sorry. The score was not something that was acceptable to me. And listening. Since. You're not watching it's not like the dodgers are like Eking. Out Blasting. Morton all over the field, mookie Betts Ray or just spraying an RBI hit some. There was an rb a two run double earlier they're more probably gonNA get chased here. Short short order right getting back to my picks so I have. I have Cleveland I have the packers. Let me go to my next one. This is one that I don't think you're GonNa like I'm taking the Detroit Lions and the points I've already bet this game. Not My biggest bet of the week, but it's a significant wager for me. I I'm a Believer in Detroit team. If you look at who they played, they've played the much tougher schedule they took a fourteen. Point lead on the packers. Of course, they blew it It took a fourteen nothing lead on the saint they blew that to the bears are good were five and one The lions let them twenty three to six heading into the fourth quarter. That's what scares the all those blow leads and mattress scares me. But Jeff I saw something last week at him. They came out of the by week knowing that garden shoe eats up man coverage. You're. Just, pinpoint accuracy what it Patricia come out the most zone as a head coach. He's ever done Menchu struggled and I was like, wow, this guy's real. He's he's starting to show me something now this week's interesting they lose desmond true fonder to cornerback who's supposed to be good but stinks and they get Justin Coleman off I and I know listeners like do Jackson's talking about just who the Hell Justin coach he's a good quarterback enter this stuff and I have a feeling. We're going to see a big ground and pound game from Andrea Swift who went over a buck on hundred yards. Last week, he seems to have taken Keri Peterson they keep they play keep away from Matt Ryan and I think the Lions Win this game I'm I like it and points with Matt. Stafford. So va lions were the team that I picked to in the north. Sea. North. So I'm high the winds as well as some consider to Matt Patricia Three. No off a buys is really good when he has time to prepare an extra week. So just about when you think about the lions in those situations, I'm with you here I just I. I don't know what to believe with the Falcons like I can't. Put money on their games anymore I. Bet I bet the Vikings last week the falcons came out and just dominated I. Liked the lions here. I would agree with you but I'm not I can't bet on Falcons Games anymore. I don't know what team getting for if faculty show up the very competitive right but they don't smoke them I don't know what to believe. I have one more, right. 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Next time you're having starting trouble started autozone America's number one battery destination get zone auto zone right in five minutes Jeff we will pepper the MGM sportsbook director with questions about big money bets sharp versus public all that fun stuff that we teased in the last segment, you want to get off more. Pick for the weekend. I think. I. Have I said the steelers right I like the steelers I like the the browns they're washing football team unfortunately which I know you do not like and the box my last one last one the last one that I like what I played the supercontinent Seattle minus three and a half at Arizona. Seattle three no off a bye against the spread. The last three games They also the road team in this series nine, one, one against the spread as they're coming off a bye and they're just better than Arizona Arizona just been underwhelming this year. I don't like to Hook terribly I know you disagree with me on this. As well but I just think Seattle wins by touchdown I mean it's tough I. The hook is what's a killer I mean if it's three I'll just take it and take the half point on the push. That's faultline because his car is tough this week is very difficult. Yeah I don't hate it but I don't love it. So. anyways. Aside from NFL real quick I gotta ask you so you and the wife have Netflix, right? Yes. Have you guys checked out Cobra? Kai It. Are you a fan of the movie karate kid not karate kid to not thrilled the original I will Smith Kid one no. I've never watched karate kid really upset when I see. Crickets. On the guy quicker this I'm like this is not the. I do that with point break to do you know there's a new point breath of see. It's not very good. It's it's better than the remake of karate kid which I can't even watch. The removal could break had some fighting. Brief nudity. Sure okay. For saying that allowed I see somebody laughing in the in the. Out Let's keep it real that what do you want? Rob Parker does bussard they don't pull punches. anyways I think there's some awesome themes and I want to have my Kids Watch Cobra Kai Rob Jaeger watching it. Not. Watching it unbelievable. I think the way I watched it and react I'm like Oh my Gosh we've got gotTA watch another episode. Are you what are you watching Jeff Quick on Netflix Net flicks. Watching I'm watching the boys and Amazon prime and then I started watching the new borough film today. Incredible. Good I've never seen a Borat Phil it's just it's just It's It's people to do. Just. They just they just go along with it you because they're uncomfortable or just like it's crazy. All right. Coming up next here on Fox sports radio what you've all been waiting for an interview with a sportsbook director in Vegas, going to break down all the games where the real money is the big player money that two hundred, thousand dollar bets we're finding that out. Fox, sports radio has the best sports talk lineup in the nation catch all of our shows at Fox sports radio DOT COM and within the iheartradio APP search F. S. are to listen live right you guys ready for this Lamar Mitchell he is the director of the sportsbook at the MGM Grand. Lamar, how you doing man? I'm excellent. Thanks for taking the time here on a Friday afternoon to chop it up with me and Jeff Schwartz we're going to get right down to it. The way I understand it is the small money bets can come in as the limits lower earlier in the week and the big money bet start coming in on the weekend. Have you seen any big money NFL placed and how can you? Let the audience know whether you think it's a sharp play or if it's just a house Campbell says, we'll take any bet you got two hundred thousand dollars next team fireworks. Question because we had a a six figure bet come in today on believe it or not the brownies, and this is somebody that we know is a sharp player and it's also a casino player, very big player with this So yeah, I mean, like you said, typically small money comes in early in the week and then we get the players come in later in the week and a professionals or the sharps number early that they like they hit it. But with the way how football season's been going this year, they've been a little bit shy pulling the trigger this time. A very curious about the Lai movement in the steelers tiny. Yeah I know it's dead numbers but I thought the opening number was good. I liked to see this week. What do you make of the four point swing early in the week? Well. That's you know that game there it it's a huge game for this code makeup game but typically. What we typically see you know a lot of money coming in. We try to get the best market price out there with a number. So when money comes in and you know gets the steelers are public team. So we know it's going to swing their way. No matter what anybody else's only electric the Patriots with Tom Brady or it's going to be you know somebody like Patrick Mahomes, an cheese. So we know we're going to see your money or excuse me sealer money come in but typically that's What happens Lamar I got a quick question about. The Tampa game how do you guys handle the Kovic Situation? Right so Williams's out. Did you take the game down sorry Brown out? Did you take the game down and did you guys have to pull it off the board and not accept bets with the rest of the offensive line in? Quarantine Poor their car because if you're offensive line is in play and I'd be like coach Can Chin we postponed this game well, yeah we did take the game off and we're just waiting to find out if these guys are actually gonNA come up come back up I mean early in the week when the game was up, it was all buccaneer money and buccaneer tickets. But yeah, we'll. We'll put it up. Once we find out if these guys are gonNA play but you gotta figure that with off line not practicing it's GonNa be it could get dicey there for the raiders So the titans off their co, the quarantine and beat the bills pretty handily the Patriots and Cameroon come off their covert and they looked terrible. How are you adjusting to teams coming off Cova? You just eat all. You just re saying the line back to where it was before came off the board where Jesse on the fly basically I mean with money what's coming in with what we're hearing from our services that we get so it's it's like a hit and miss sometimes it's it's almost like preseason football where I like to say when you bet preseason football, you're betting you're playing darts in the dark because you just don't know what? You're GONNA hit with these season they come up with these Kobe. Quarantine. like you. You gave to perfect example. So it's it's just you know if we get back, we're GONNA jets based upon the number. We're GONNA see what the best price out there is and from what our sources tell us and we'll go from there. So Lamar the old way of gambling and by old I mean like five years ago it feels like if you ever saw an eighty twenty split eighty percent of the public meaning the tickets on one side, you automatically take the other because the house needs the other side right I will know Lamar if that. Is it means as much now because I don I feel like maybe the gambling community has gotten sharper the public getting smarter or maybe there's just more money out there. What's your biggest public? Side so far this weekend. This week and it's a browns like I say with that six figure. BET, also bills public everybody, I? mean the jobs are all over the bills. They don't have a problem that big double digit favorite on the road Another one is packers packer money Off Packer money like ten to one in ticket. So and those are two to really good job games but like I say the SHARPS They took the browns right now. Jim Brown's looking at total so I love betting under the way to go but the first four weeks year over sixty percent the last two weeks now. Under hit at sixty percent juicy like defense. Now, coming back in the picture or lines been adjusted, what do you? What do you think about under has been the play now again, it's so hard to bet it's you know it's so hard to bet on under because people don't WanNa root for know scoring with the way these offenses have been So prolific this year but you know with the weather changing and defenses getting there so to speak their feet under them yeah. The total are GONNA come down but If, you get two offenses and you get teams you know that just can't stop each other The totals are still going to go up. Yeah. It's it's hard with these totals. You know we try to get a total where the right number. So we get to weigh action and sometimes the right and sometimes the wrong and that's That's you know that's the public's opinion versus opinion. All. Right. Let me ask you this. I haven't watched as much college football this fall because you know with the Cova getting canceled the Big Ten, the PAC twelve, what's the handle been like this season versus last season for college football? Is it down up sideways it? Of, course it's down because you know not all the power five conferences are back. So So when we have, you know like the last week and we had Bama Georgia when we had that game that was typical game that was bad twenty nineteen but we have less games like that or less matchups. So yeah, the handles been a little bit down, but you know so he's other games. You know people are betting more on Let's say Jackson State tonight versus Florida international they have something to vet on, but it's not as much as the. Georgia. But when we get, you know all those teams that play. You know we're GONNA get Ohio State. Nebraska. Tomorrow. We'll see people like five figures on Nebraska and five years on the Ohio State. So I'm just happy that the other two conferences and finally back and play. I'm sure you're. Do you think we'll see the smart wager to put some money down on a maybe a pack twelve team to get into the plow considering the the big twelve is just not shown itself to be the best conference this year. That's a that's a good question I mean we don't have. A big twelve you had the PAC twelve actually has a really good shot this year with the big twelve she themselves in the foot with the way other teams that are top teams are playing the division. So Can the PAC will finish the games and if they do, they might have somebody come out of their division and the playoff this year. I'm curious Lamar started keep battering you with a million questions just two more. Is there is there any big exposure for you guys on the NFL VP or rookie of the year rookie year seems like it's an interesting race MVP feel. I'm assuming heavy money on Russell Wilson. Yeah no no big exposure on that for this year I mean I think last year Lamar Lamar Jackson got us in. He actually got us when he won the heisman too. So you know but no nobody like that so far this year. Question for me on the NFL side, are you seeing a sharp money on the steelers to win the super bowl or at least when the AFC I feel like if you're looking at eighteen, that's not the chiefs to come out AFC, it's the steelers you seen anyone kind of pick up. Some, some some tickets on them. Not Not, necessarily sharp money on the steelers. But because Pittsburgh is such a public team, we are seen a lot of activity on them and the fact that they're undefeated that helps and you know they have such a big following. You, don't have to be from Pittsburgh but you know anywhere people come here from wherever they come from and they're going to bet on the steelers and that's like I say, that's one of the most popular teams that we see but nothing sharp. But yeah, we we see a lot of activity on the steelers night great stuff lamar MGM Grand. Race and Sports Book Director I would say, good luck this weekend Lamar but. We don't want you guys winning. Twin the Mohawk got to win sometimes you know we. Week last week I mean come on. I wasn't wasn't so bad except for that fight that was not a good decision for all right. Let's go. Are you? Are you like? Are you openly rooting for? Carson Wentz to drive down against the Ravens and cover that game or in your office like come on he goes go eagles. Go? Eagles. we don't really we just We do whatever we need. We want that's it. We learned a long time ago you can't just. Pick. The side that we need that's it follow the numbers, right? Lamar. Mitchell weekend the thanks. Guys. That was fun inciteful stuff and a lot of money last week on the eagles. Were killed me. It was brutal. Everybody I was I was I was literally down in the dumps for fifteen minutes teasers killed wiped. Yeah. 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By by making this move Tom Brady stamps as this is my team, not Bruce Arians because remember who was it the came on earlier and said you know Bruce Arians said no thanks to end Antonio Brown a couple of months ago very mueller. He's right. This is he did say that. Wow. Tom. Brady just said this is my team. This is totally on Tom Brady I mean he vouch for him. Do you? I know there was some pushing poll as to like what the offense was going to look like Brady wants to quick release stuff. And areas like the down the field hanging the rocket bombs and Brady's survive if they do that you know. Well, the offensive line is is good. And, they played better against the packers. The bears. Brady's arm really can't do those Deanne route those interceptions. So you just look, here's a deal about Antonio Brown I. Think this is what it does for their offense. I know we talk about. You know just listing the players have on their offense right Godwin Evans and Brayton and Miller, and now for net and and Jones and and shady McCoy. You Tony Brown that makes it to me. It's just another piece of the puzzle. It doesn't it solid their magic go like five wide receivers. Now, all the time right? Godwin's been out Mike Evans have been beat up. So just gives them someone else to put situations and create create disadvantages or mismatches for the defense. It's not like dividend overhaul, their offense Antonio Brown's there now. Yeah, but I just wonder like Brady is going to be like we've gotta do the quick strike stuff. I'm not hanging in the pocket and throwing six fifty yards down the field to Godwin and then it's like well Bruce. Arians what am I, doing my calling the place is it oh? Is this my team or is it Tom Brady and that's the only? Only potential I can see for an issue within the bucks organization but again, that stuff only happens jeff when they're losing like if they're winning, it's fine. We win whatever you know. correct and and that's that's what cures. All the issues in my opinion is and Tonio Brown goes somewhere for two months plus a playoff run where he's going to be what Tom Brady Bruce Arians maybe didn't want him but he knows Antonio Brown he knows the offense and the goal for Antonio Brown is to be a good teammate stat trouble and win and play. Well, go for Tom Brady and the pay and the Patriots two bucks is to. Get Him to behave and to play well and win the have mutual goals and you've just hopefully Antonio Brown doesn't sabotage himself because he sabotage himself with the raiders and you know he he kept on and off the field issues with New England. He was a good teammate there. Was All different. He just habitats himself from the beginning with the foot thing the helmet like Randy Moss style. Yeah and so I don't think he'll do that in this specific situation I could be wrong obviously but I think there's a low risk on this night with the show wrapping up. This is the perfect ending. So I'm a big fan of the New York jets and we just. released. Levian Bell where did he land? Well, he landed on the team, the Jeff Schwartz his brother plays for the Kansas City Chiefs Jeff Mike quick takeaway. If you watch what they did against the bills, the bills dropped back and said, we're not letting any passes go deal we'll give you all the running you want. And they took it and they ran for one hundred, fifty, two, hundred yards. To thirty, four, thirty, five. The only way that anybody is stopped the chiefs this year. Right is the raiders offense but also. The raiders defensively in the second half after the chiefs went up twenty ten, the raiders were able to like somehow slowdown mahomes that I think he went like seven possessions in that or something insane. You I wonder if this makes and this is not going overboard this makes the chiefs like almost a perfect team now. Oh, if you're going to just drop back into the deep zone, we'll I'll just handed off to levy on bell rookie. We'll just do that all day and kill you scream passes. Chiefs offense align. Williams buffalo and that's why the run game was better. On Bell is just another piece in the puzzle they're not going to create this whole new offense with Levy on bell they're going to have him be the backup for Edwards. Hilar-. Kind of give him a break every now and then. Chief office align plays well the run the ball, well, the tier often and sly had not fund well for churches of the season and they couldn't run the football and they. Get a bad bills Defense Lineman to backup defensive tackles and this weekend against Denver, we'll see how they do it. I don't think levy on Bell magically makes this team any different offense he's just another weapon for that. More of a well, we do have a rookie running back and rookies. Fumbles, get nervous whatever rookies letting bill know they got the veteran they got two guys to just pound you with real. Content running forty times a game if that's the defense, you're gonNA play. Their offense is like I passed away like it's not going to change another weapon. Overboard Innis of, and we don't even know if leaving on builds good anymore right like we have to see him play. He's not good with the jets. Let's. All Right Jeff, any big plans for the weekend? Lots of football I'm getting chickens tomorrow. So wow. Chicken Chick Fillet or Four actual chickens. So what do you live on? Shorts, you can follow along it's Gosh. All. Right. Well, I will be. At the beach hanging out and stay in safe for the crew here and Jeff Schwartz I'm Jason Mcintyre we had a blast Robin Chris back next week everybody I've a safe weekend. Hey listeners. 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No Dari noca- and Mel kiper junior on ESPN radio and ESPN radio dot com. Dahlie, no dominant. Komo. Good Saturday morning to you. Dorian Mel ESPN radio ESPN app. Mel is at the combine alert. Mel is at the combine. It's the first one in decades, literally decades, get melon an airplane. Not the easiest thing in the world. But he's there because I don't think you can take a train from Baltimore to Indianapolis. So I think he got on a plane and he's in India at the combine so we got no mill, but we'll be just fine because we do have former NFL offensive lineman. Jeff Schwartz who is with me over the course of the next three hours. Jeff it's going to be good to work with you will be a fun three hours. It will be a fast three hours. And we like this little thing that we do on Saturday morning. So it's good to have you, man. I'm glad to be here. What are what an amazing in trouble? I need to get that on my radio show. You could produce in love it. Well, it's not producing that. Well, it is pretty that's that was a friend of mine who put that together seems Gregg Upshur drummer for band three doors down. All right. So he put that together with a buddy of his. Who's also a musician. Couple of guys in Nashville, and yeah, man, they put that together for. So that's how things to spent as I saw that the male is at the combat I figured he'd always go every year. No he'd normally does not go to the calmer. Yeah. Yeah. To do that job. He doesn't miss the big week where everyone's networking and hanging out and going to stay elmo's. I saw a lot of Instagram. Almost everybody's getting new. Combine eating eating the the the scalding shrimp. Cocktail that'll kill your scientists, really fast. And when you're an indie, you never need leave downtown at Saint elmo's is right there. And it's so anyway, that's Yup. That's where he is. And you know, there's plenty that will come out of that over the course of really has come out will come out between workouts and news, and oh my gosh. The news that we all got on Thursday morning. Kyla Murray's five ten in an eighth which by the way, Jeff is it's it's taller than I thought. He was I had him. I had him in about half inch shorter than that. So for whatever that's worth. Heck, the oh, you sports information director, Mike how can month or so ago said look we measured him before the season in socks and he was five nine and seven eights. So apparently, he grew or the tape measures different at the combine. I don't nobody's five ten in eighth. In other words, he's half an inch shorter than Russell Wilson. Half an inch shorter than Russell Wilson. Now, I know that Keiler is not going to work out for teams at the com. Fine. He's waiting till pro day on the thirteenth in Norman. But I don't know that he needed to because frankly, by a half, an inch Keiler has already one has he not he has he's the first player that I that I can recall ever been taller to combine that he wasn't calling. I mean, I it kind of Bryce love for examples listed at Stanford like five eleven he came at like five nine. I mean like normally that's what happens, right? You get. You get your your taller and college then you are at the combine. So that was that was great for him. I it's kind of silly threshold because he was five nine and a half. And he was five ten doesn't matter. Right. Half an inch at that size. Does not matter. But the wait is what matter he was true seven and that and that's my concern with him the heights, not really concerned, he play with a big office on Oklahoma. You play some shock and we see National Football League teams like the chiefs are in the shotgun. Seventy five eighty percent of the time. Does not concern me about his height? But the but his stature does and he's true seven, which is good. He put on eighteen twenty pounds. So everyone listened to about about that. But the question is does he go back down now to one ninety one ninety five because that that worries me his size. If he gets hit Russell Wilson. For example. Everyone wants to use him example, he was to afford to come up, but he lost reportedly lost ten twelve pounds to get to the Columbine to do the way he was at to run faster. And then he's back up the to fifteen to twenty there built a little different. I don't like that comparison. But that's where we are with that. So good good for him. Good way in day, which is weird because people at their jobs have good way in days. Never. I've never had a good way in day that I haven't either with Villarino Jeff shorts with you always presented by progressive insurance. Guests do join us, and you will have plenty of opportunities to do that on the shell Pennzoil performance line. Cuyler? And now it's again interviewing with teams great. We'll talk to the cardinals who are picking number one. Great and Cuyler going number one. Sure, he says that would be appealing. Obviously. I mean, I'm I'm a competitor. I love the game to be the number one pick would be a kid's dream come true. So if I you know, my name was called number one. That would be ready to go for, sir. On the flip side. He was asked what he'd be upset if he doesn't go number one. What that'd be disappointed. No, I don't I don't I'm not going into within the expectations of you know, if this guy gets taken before me, I'm going to be upset. Now, I'm going to be happy. Wherever I go at the end of this opportunity. Go play football, whoever I land, you know, is getting together at Lowe's this game is ready to go. I'm a winner. So I think that's a that's what my mind's a Jeff. I've said this on this show for a month upset it on other shows for a month. It is a to me. It is a crucial mistake if cliff Kingsbury who has an opportunity to make a Mark on a league that most people feel he should not be in as a head football. Coach. He has a critical opportunity to take advantage of by taking Cuyler number one. And I think if he misses on this. That's ultimately what's going to define him in the NFL. Maybe I'm maybe I'm looking too far ahead. I'm not trying to do some ridiculous take care. But I've said this for a long time from a athletic standpoint from running the offense that cliff wants to run they do run, obviously their version of of the old Mike Leach offense there at an Oklahoma. He knows the offense the athleticism the accuracy, the leadership the winning all of it. That's his guy, man. Like that is his guy in the let him go somewhere else. I just think would be a crucial mistake. He's an air. Raid guy looking for an air raid quarterback, and he could have him not the pro style guy. The Josh Rosen is that on a bad team last year. I understand zone is not a good football team did not impress many people. One hundred percent agree with you. I've said it for about a month to go to some people about it. There's many reasons why you draft Colin berry one first of all. Forget the Josh Rosen thing like the contract stuff. It's not that much of a deal a big deal. If you keep them as a backup. He's inexpensive backup. Really if you trade them, you're only you're only down eight million dollars of dead cap. Not a big deal when the when the cap rose ten million dollars as well. So don't people get caught up on on the Rosen contract thing? I was talking about on the field. And you were right Hyler Mary fits what what cooking's may wants to. He doesn't run the that you just show era, which I would even argue to the traditional aerate the one Mike Lynch is running at Washington state. Right. Yeah. Joshua might be okay. Now, we see Gardner Menchu, it washes state do that is a little a little more mobile than Rosen, but I can see that. But they want the quarterback to be more involved in the offense. All all kind of what Lincoln Riley doesn't Oklahoma to lesser extent. That's what kind of what Kingsbury does and Murray fits what he wants to do. And I would draft a quarterback every year to you. Have you talked about defining his coaching tenure? He doesn't have two years to figure out. Josh rosen. Is this guy, you know, he? The this year. Let's keep browser for example this year they put off into line. They figure it out kind of has a rough rough year figuring out the offense in the following year. He plays like, okay. And then what do you do? Then you start over again, get your guy. Now take Murray try to find someone to trade for Josh Rosen. I think you'll find a couple of suitors possibly and have your guy in your offense that you want admit defeat with Rosa, which I don't think he's a bad quarterback actually liked Rosena lot. But he didn't even draft Rosen. He had nothing to do with Rosen. So he doesn't even have to admit to V8. cat rat right at that. But I think I think they can get a little bit of value for Rosen. The the best. I think they can do is the thirteenth pick with the dolphins. Then it'd be washing fifteen then not again till thirty two at the patriots power the giants. If I were the giants, I call Arizona with my thirtieth pick my second round pick another second round, pick whatever you need to do. Get Josh Rosen to be behind live for one year and become your quarterback house Washington. Maybe the fifteenth pick is too rich. Maybe you your trade down. Then you that you try that pick to Zona, but you need a quarterback in washing. I love Alex Smith his leg is he still he still external fixed like he's not playing next season. You have a young team better young quarterback in. If you can't draft a guy. I would go get Josh Rosen. If one of these teams I was zone. I give them up and get column and be done with it. With you. One hundred percent with you Jeff Schwartz Dory know, cut story and Mel ESPN radio ESPN app. I just I can't stand. The idea if I'm clip Kingsbury of passing on him struggling potentially next year and watching Cuyler have the kind of rookie season, then a bake not that he would necessarily. But if he goes, and he's even eighty percent of what Baker was as a rookie. You're going to have to answer a lot of questions for a lot of years because I think we know where baker's headed are you high on bake on some color Murray as as a player, I'm I'm kind of like lukewarm on him as a pro. Do you think he's going to be successful? I do. But you know, again, I I didn't play in the league. Like you did. And I may be and I may be dead wrong on this. Now, Jeff, I, you know, people are I'm sure they're gonna hit me up on Twitter and say, you're in Oklahoma, which I am, However, I also watched him a lot balls getting bad at down because of height never an issue at five pass knocked down all your five. It's from ninety two percent of his passes out of the pocket. So that that's not an issue. His you know, I look at him. Sam Bradford was really accurate Baker Mayfield and Cuyler Murray or more accurate, and it's not just on quick slant. Type throats, they're great downfield passers. He's incredibly smart in the pocket. He's got an innate ability to scoot around and open up passing windows, thus only five passes being knocked out. I he's a great leader. Everybody loves him. I just yes. I do. I think he's going to be really is. He going to be an all pro. I don't know. But. I do think Murray is going to be closer to Baker Mayfield as a rookie. Then to Josh Rosen. His rookie. I saw recently. I'm a little lukewarm on on Murray. And. Well, his size. Does worry me. That's most of it. Because he checks out there boxes write checks to accuracy box, which I think is so important if you look at people like to like to kind of pooh-poohed this. But it is true. Look at the quarterback in the National Football League since the kind of spread offenses took took off in college football about two dozen seven when I was there with chip Kelly, Oregon, she doesn't eight nine it's kind of when it took off. Right. You have to complete about sixty percent of passes throughout your career. At least your last season in college football to be the last quarterback is Matt Ryan at fifty nine percent, whatever it was right. Who's been good in the NFL? Josh Allen last year. Lamar Jackson didn't do that in college culinary does. He completes the ball at a high level. Okay. He plays offense that we know can translate to National Football League. We saw Baker Mayfield do that. But it's a stature man he got tackled by his shirt sleeve in innocent. My final game, not not honest pad his actual shirtsleeves. So that's what worries me about Murray. Yeah. Yeah. Quinton Williams, a freak and not. Everybody's gotta tackle him by shirts. But no, I do hear you will win. We'll spend some more time on this coming up, though, what a wild night in the NBA a lot of eyeballs were fixated on bucks Lakers. But it was another game between two teams with losing records that saw things happen for the first time in decades, including one guy go and Michael Jordan on another team. We go there and Mel ESPN radio ESPN. Let me tell you about Pete who loved hockey and always wanted to play in the NHL Pete played since he was three and begged his mom to let him stay on the ice by some nights. He even slept in its hockey skates p tractors. And practice until one day when he was forty seven peak realized he just wasn't that good. So he threw his skates in the trash. But then you heard how DIKO proud partner of NHL good save money on car insurance. So he switched and saved a bunch. So it all worked out Dorian male ESPN radio Jeff shorts in for Mel all the talk about the Lakers, obviously, they're not going to shut LeBron down. That's silly silly. To say it silly to think ESPN radio presented by progressive insurance. Insure your boat motorcycle RV at progressive dot com. But we know this now after that one thirty one one twenty home loss last night to the best team in the league, record wise, the Milwaukee Bucks. The Lakers are now three and a half games out of a playoff spot with only twenty games remaining. They've got the kings ahead of them as well. So there's going to be worked to do there, by the way Janas was held to sixteen points, fifteen rebounds and still Milwaukee one. By eleven they went on a sixteen. What was that run into? Yeah. Fifteen to run to end the game. There were six ties in the spinal seven minutes of the game. But yeah. Fifteen to to run for Milwaukee seven straight wins ten straight road wins for the bucks. And by the way way under the radar here. Eric Bledsoe four years. Seventy million dollar extension is a really big deal because they're going to have to they were going to have to figure out blood. So they've still got to figure out Chris Middleton. Now combranch Dan there are there are key pieces to that team. They've got to try to figure out and they figured one of them out. And they got a good rate, quite frankly. So it was a good day for Milwaukee. But the Lakers continue to have the real your Lakers. Jeff, the postseason does not look likely. And frankly, if you go, and you're the eight seed, it could get ugly with the Golden State. Yeah. You know, it's disappointing year. We'll say Ingram playing better down the stretch has been good. He's been Kerr rate for the future. Look when when laws comes back, maybe the defense. Proves. But you you you can't be up, you know, are tied essentially in the fourth quarter with a great team at home and they'll allow fifty two run and expect to make the playoffs. I mean and the Lakers this year, by the way of played better against better opponents, they've really played poorly against the poor poems. Which is actually not a good sign in my opinion. But nonetheless, probably not gonna make the playoffs. I just I've been surprised at the lack of love around the NBA for LeBron. I just I figured guys I wanna play with him. They really don't in my opinion. LA Lakers are not going to be better next year. I mean, I don't know who they're going to get you know, why would rather go to the clippers. Okay. Clippers in the late in the clippers are the third ten staple center. The kings. Are the second tenant. That's how much they're their beloved in Los Angeles. They're not so disappointing. Their defense has been bad, and LeBron's body language, man. Just I want to like the guy. Look I liked him before he was a Laker. But now that he's been a Laker. I don't know his body language is. Bad. They're not winning like we thought they would he can't he can't get anyone to play with them the Davis tobacco. I think it was a bad look for him. And his agency mattress Johnson and point and Boston's pocket ended up with with Davis this offseason, just Zastava you Lakers. Boston's interesting. I don't know that they get Davis. I because I don't think they keep Kyrie. And if you lose Kyrie is that, you know, they may get Davis because that's where New Orleans trades him. They ultimately hold the cards. But if they do it, it looks like it may be a one year type of thing, we will spend some time on this. I want to get to the other headliner last night. We know who's paying attention to bulls and hawks. I I mean, I I had under in this game. So I watched if you lost that by a mile. Yeah. Yes. By basically, double one. Yes. It was four overtimes later. These two teams that haven't been interesting head to head since Jordan and Dominique played for them went one sixty eight one sixty one in four overtimes. In the high third highest scoring game in be a history the highest scoring game in thirty six years. The bulls did win by the way. Here's some other marks. Trae young with forty nine points became the first rookie with at least forty five points. At tennis is since Michael Jordan ever heard of him in one thousand nine hundred five Vince quarter at forty two years old. He's my age played forty five minutes. He's the oldest player in the league history to play Forty-five minutes. Forty five out of sixty eight minutes Vince corners on the floor. Trae young goes for forty-nine Zach LeVine for forty-seven both career highs one sixty eight one sixty one shorts loses the under. Holy smokes. Man. Yeah. It was it was wild that. I was glad this game. Was was kind of interesting times. I was like I watch a little bit of the end. It was fantastic. Look, and and you're right. You can have fun games with with poor teams when they go to four overtimes. It was a great for the NBA to have a fun a fun contest. Like this around the NFL. Combine a lot of news with Colin Murray and whatnot happening to have a game that all Twitter, I will say social media MBA social media is much better than than afoul NBA. You could follow a lot easier on social media. They have a fun time. They enjoy themselves. And it's it's fun to follow games via social media true. Yeah. I mean, you you are easily alerted if there's something you need to start paying attention to you know, what I was watching at that time. I was not watching that game. Well, I was actually watching bohemian rhapsody for most of it with my my son, and my what then I've really jumped on this and you live in Charlotte. I don't know if you can appreciate I'm a big hockey. And I have jumped on this hurricanes. Storm surge thing in this team is absolutely on fire. So last night they beat Saint Louis. Well, the the the fun is what happens after the game evanger Holyfield walks out delivers a knockout punch to a hurricane who falls to the ice in his dragged off by teammates via the blades of his skates, by the way canes win again. It was the best storm surge yet. And I hope Don cherry. He can stick it wherever he liked it because it was brilliant. And if you didn't see Jeff go find it on social media wherever you need to find it because it's tremendous video look that up straight ahead thirteen year contract who are the first three guys, Jeff, and I would give a thirteen year deal to it's the hot it list. And it's next it is Dorian Malley SPN radio ESPN app. We'll get. Back into the NBA feel like we've got some places to go with the Celtics. We remind you by the way, the NBA is on ESPN radio. You can listen tonight. Kevin Durant warriors. Visit Ben Simmons and the Sixers presented by indeed coverage begins at eight eastern on ESPN radio stations. I read what's in front of me here to to appoint Ben Simmons, and the Sixers there was so many guys we could go with on the Sixers, but okay, that's cool. And you know, and I know Mike, you wrote this for me in you, knowing that I there aunt would be the last warrior that. If you didn't like it, then I wrote it. Yeah. Exactly. That's exactly right. So there we go. We're going to go there back into the Celtics here in a little bit. We're going to move a little a few things around for you. I just haven't told Mike that yet. But I in a week where we saw a thirteen year contract handed to Bryce Harper by the Philadelphia Phillies, and what I think's brilliant move for both sides. I think that works out. Well, we can go there to the question that has to be asked as this. Who else who else in sports right now? Would you give a thirteen year contract to? It is hot. I knew it. I mean, Mikey see it was predictable as the sun coming up in the morning. That you were gonna jump me on the it is certainly didn't make up three seconds though. No, no. He's still way behind you. And a half to go. All right. So here we go Jeff you haven't done this with me Jeff schwarzen- from L on the hot list. We're going to go three then two. Then once you're three than my three. Then you're too than my than your one in my one. Let's see how we how we how about your third option. Your third best bet for a thirteen year contract right now in all this isn't all sports all of this. This is how I would rank them. So I would say so I think you honest as easy one NBA, but not quite Thompson. I'll tell you. I'll give you my argument for Klay. Thompson is your number three's. Klay Thompson out of the box one. Okay. I think for shooters you can shoot forever in the NBA in the way, we're going now with just the amount of three point shots that we're taking the amount of action the amount of scoring. I think he could play for thirteen years. I didn't you would get the value for thirteen years of Klay Thompson I wanted to outside the box pick. You're going to be the ones that we that. We think about brilliant, by the way, I did not. I did not even consider Klay Thompson. I like it. Okay. Mine's not so much outside the box. My number three. I'll tell you who I almost went with. I considered Zion. Williamson. Which is why picky, but I was gonna try to go outside the box a little bit. And it would have been him just because of his skill set. And and the kind of guy you want to build a franchise around. So, but obviously no three for me is Mike trout now. I know he's eight seasons in thirteen years would get you twenty one seasons in he's twenty-seven thirteen years old would get you forty but to MVP's seven all stars in seven full seasons. He's averaged thirty four homers ninety three ribs. He's a three O seven hitter. He slugging at five seventy three which is the highest slugging percentage among all active players now, you might not get thirteen years of value for, but you will get ten or eleven and then you decide to eat the last couple that might be worth it for a guy like Mike trout who is always an MVP candidate. So I had him at number three. Yeah. Trial was trials my second. Okay. Are you you you laid out the reasons why he is a better player buying by far than Bryce Harper. Is as far as what he can do is in the field what it can do for stolen bases. What it can do of see hitting? We know that five tool player. The length of contract the way that will the way that the Phillies have sent Bryce Harper's contract. It's very front-load. It's in the back end. If they you know, they don't get the value out of him at the back in the contract. It doesn't harm them as much in the goals to enough you win one or two World Series with Harper. The first seven years of his deal. It's it's well worth that the Mike trout, I know he's older. But he seems to not be able to seem to steal the body to deploy forever Plato. He's forty a low impact sports. So trout to me immature. See where he does end up because he's got to get out of southern California. I mean, no one he's he's a superstar. And no one in the grade. It was about him. Yeah. Yeah. He he's he's buried there being the loss Angeles. Angels isn't fooling anybody. It's Anaheim in. It's an easy number two. And I the guy like yourself, and I've spent much of my life in southern California with family, and it's why I'm a dodger fan and all that. But yeah, it's it's that is a that. Is the small market part of southern California there and he's buried as the clear number two team in that market. Meanwhile, I'm gonna go my number two. You said you almost went Jaanus I had to go yacht us. I you know, I remember his rookie season. I I went to a game here in Charlotte and watch Milwaukee play the Hornets. And I did not know who he was. I vaguely remembered his name from the draft. I I was laughing with my buddy because you could hardly get the name on the jersey. I had no idea if the PA guy was announcing it correctly, but I knew this with that link and that athleticism. He was a star. He was going to be a star. And he is now he's twenty four. He's twenty four now thirteen years later will he be dominant at thirty-seven probably not, but he could be dominant at thirty four thirty five and with that body, and that athleticism and that length and an improved ability to shoot, I I would take you on us, and I would go thirteen years, and I would build a franchise around him everything he offers in the game. The likability that Hume. Ability. I love this, dude. I would take he's my favorite player in the league right now. I would take us in a second to a thirteen year deal. He's my number two Hyun play last night where he basically just ran through someone for an an one for talk. And he is he's legit. I was gonna put them on here. But I wanted someone outside the box with Klay Thompson. Okay. And look my number one. He's no surprise. We will agree. Yep. Mahomes, obviously, I know him. Well, my brother plays for the chiefs. And look he it's almost too early to talk about this with him because he's played one full season. But he the real deal, and and the pairing with indie read and Pat Mahomes is part of this. Right. Pam homes is with another coach on over. We'll get the same Pam Mahomes. But heat left a lot of places in the field last year. If you look at his game, and I've said this throughout the you know, the last six weeks of the year after the bye week for the cheese. They were not the same offense. And maybe it's cream hunt. I really don't think it was Kareem hunt be out they got production from Williams and where it running back. I just thought that they just weren't. They weren't us. Chris they have they have a good way to go get this offense going to where they want one hundred percent efficiency. He's easily the guy that you give that contract to look you're probably not going to get full value out of that contract through thirteen years. I'm he'd get hit awkwardly next year and things change. But as he has right now, he is the real deal. He's the next Tom Brady era. Gers drew Brees. He's in that category. Player thirteen years give it to him right now. Yeah, we agree there. So and by the way, this is, you know, this is Mike a our producer telling us, you're giving out there three thirteen year contracts. You gotta find the guys to do it. Now. Would we for all these guys? I don't know. But if we have three and we're saying we have to give them out. You're gonna go Mahomes trout Klay Thompson, I'm gonna go Mahomes, Janas and trout, you never know. What you you know, what never goes out of style? Surprising, a friend or loved one with buy one. Get one free multicolored rose bouquets for twenty nine ninety nine from one eight hundred flowers dot com to order, go to one eight hundred flowers dot com slash ESPN. Doreen Ohka Jeff Schwartz with you. Taurean mellow always presented by progressive insurance. And you our listeners we'll get to join us next on the shell Pennzoil performance line. Are we missing somebody who would you give a thirteen year contract to right now, we want your take eight eight eight say ESPN, eight eight eight seven two nine three seven seven six. That and a travesty has unfolded this morning inside the radio halls of Bristol. Connecticut. Absolute utter disregard. For the best things that are ever there in that morning aside from the person who makes them Dorian Mel ESPN radio ESPN app. Gory. Malley SPN radio ESPN app. Jeff Schwartz in for Mel, by the way. Next hour, ten o'clock hour, Chris Mortenson NFL insider going to join us from the combine and a baseball writer for the athletic, former ESPN or one of my favorites. He's in Philly. Jason stark will join us want to get the Philly. Take on the on the Bryce Harper thirteen year deal, but in the honor of thirteen year deals, who would you give a thirteen year deal to if you had to give it to somebody in sports now there was the hot list moment ago. Jeff, and I agreed Patrick Mahomes. One. You went trout to Klay Thompson. I love that outside the box pick at three. I went Janas two and Mike trout three. There has one that is just coming on the one eight hundred flowers dot com Twitter feed that is beautiful. And I'm mad that I did not think of it. And I'll give that to. Let's see if any of these callers do one eight hundred flowers dot com Twitter feed again or hit us up. Eight at eight say ESPN like Caleb in Ohio has Caleb who is your thirteen year contract own too. I would give my thirteen year contract Francisco window or somebody just really getting into their prime playing shortstop super versatile hitting for power novel continued to hit for average or thirteen years. I think you get the most production interred teen years from Francisco. Okay. Fair thing. Sure. No have no issue. That's that's that's a good. Call Lindores an MVP type guy. All right, Lloyd in Indiana Loyd, who is your thirteen year deal going to? A I saw a really great choice would be Luca. Don from the Dallas Mavericks. Also, I think he's only like nineteen or something like that. As you already wanted the best players in Indiana. It's only gonna get bigger and stronger. He's think about him. That's a good call. Yeah. He's he's absolutely fun to watch the real still a rookie. I think he's I think he's ninety five percent chance going to be worthy of that sort of a deal at some point. Yeah. So you got to put Luke on. Yeah. No, Lucas should be Edison. Yeah. I that's that's really good. I hate it. When I overlooked people, I hate Jefferson, Ohio, Jeff who's your thirteen year deal going to I'm going to Baker Mayfield. Okay. All right. Thousands the rookie with receiving core that, you know, not horrible. But the other than Jarvis Landry. There's really no standouts there and think about it Dr he did that would not playing the full season. So I'm not really wanting to give anyone that long deal. But if you know since the answer the question, I would need to go with Baker Mayfield. I think bigger may feel had a better season than I imagined. You what is rookie? I wanna see in this year when people are kind of gun for him. When people know what they're going to do with offense. Now, they're not an interim basis of there's a little more pressure now on on kitchens as the head coach not as the play caller anymore. That's wanna see how it goes before. I would feel comfortable giving him that they will contract. I agree. And although I think he's he's grown up yet. I'd like another year or two of of model citizen behavior before before that's a that's a big commitment. Billy in Illinois. Billy who's the guy. Morning, gentlemen. I'm gonna go Aaron judge in addition to the obvious productivity. He's from a marketing standpoint, I think he's kind of what baseball needs right now. Judge is interesting. I don't hate that. Jeff. I'm okay hate. It wasn't one of my first choices in baseball. Give. I I mean, I was thinking you went to kicking game last year for the first time. I mean in person watching him play is he can play off at the tackle. He's a massive humid, watch him blame person. He's he's absolutely enormous. There's still another baseball guy that somebody hit me on Twitter with and I'm gonna give him full credit for this in a minute. If we don't hear from that. Meanwhile, Mike going major pet peeve of mine on this one here. So this drives me nuts. I see TV stations. Do it all the time. And I'm going to go to you Brian in just a minute. I it says on my screen Brian in Canada. No, I I need a location. All right. I don't care if it's a prominent from the greats and if Canada, no Canada's a big place. There's a lot of great cities in Canada. I need more context than just Canada. I you also have to ask Brian how our conversation went because it's okay. Actually, kind of which is fine. Brian in Vancouver. British Columbia first off, how'd your. Conversation. Go with Mike, okay complete. It was pretty good. Okay. I can't hold on. Ryan said Hello. I got an name. And I said I can judge by your accent? Who's the hockey player? You wanna give me? That's so true. All right. You're going Connor mcdavid or Austin Matthews who is it. Oh, you gotta go Connor mcdavid. I mean, the kid later he's a stun on a terrible team as the guy who bay Hoover. I hate the Oilers. She gotta give credit where Credit's due. Sure, I agree. I like the I like the lamp lighter. That's a that's a good one. Yeah. Yeah. That didn't Austin Matthews. Your signed a big deal in Toronto like a long term deal. Right, bryan. I'm going to go to our hockey guy in Vancouver. If you're still on the line. What was his deal? Yeah. All of the hell of a challenge. He's american. I think he's marriage zone of Arizona. It's amazing. Isn't it? It's too bad. They're going to be moving that franchise out a few Glendale or wherever it is. It's it's, but yeah, do you know team gets in Quebec? There you go. All right. So there you go you'll go Connor mcdavid. I I couldn't argue that weird random hockey thing. Arezzo state has has a division one hockey program top twenty five in the wild. They're good hockey. It's it's spread Alabama Huntsville, Jeff U A H is a division one hockey program. It's good owners. Good. You a h has been good Arizona state. I don't know. I didn't know they were that good in there's there. So there is d one hockey, and then there is like club level hockey. But it's actually pretty big like there's like a lot of program Oklahoma, I know has a program there. There's a lot of programs that I think could be D one programs in the next ten years. It's kind of growing here's own estate for years had had that club level program. Yeah. And they they won the they won the championship of the club level two thousand fourteen. Oh, they did a C H A. And. Yeah, now, they're now they're they're independent because it's the only Pac twelve team the has hockey. But I believe last I checked they were. And so that's a it's we had their coach on on on my patch show very randomly. They just they became a very good program. And yeah, they're actually twelfth of the country right shoes. Oh, why wouldn't you go down there and play hockey? Right Tempe is a fantastic. Yeah. Yes. Billion Iowa your thirteen year deal goes to whom. How about Jason Tatum? One years old. I sometimes feel like he got a little overrated last year. I kind of tend to like Jalen Brown, even better if I was going to give a thirteen year deal to one of those guys, you know, that's just me. I just I don't know Jeff. That's a stretch Liga one more call one more call because then we've got a real issue in Bristol. We've got a sort out Stewart is in Florida Stewart who's your thirteen year deal Goto. Junior already the bigly. Oh, the blue Jay say, he's not oh the Blue Jays IRS mess contract. But yeah, yeah. No, no, they're screwing if arbitration, but I get I get that. But I mean, he's not in the. And thirteen years. I mean, he's not gonna be old at all. So in baseball. I don't think there's a a bad person go for, but they're talking about it that hey, you know, what this is design thing. This is why I consider them, and I didn't go. Let's see I wanna see him him big league pitching a major one. Can we assume one big bet, I l? Algorithm ten year contract. And I hate that. Screwing the way they do that. I hate that contract. They'll call them up in two weeks two weeks on the season start. Correct. Real quick before we get into the problem. I gotta go into this Twitter. Name. I was. I told you early we're dodger fans whole families dodger fan we went to Atlanta for game the three of the of the NFL DS last year, and and Atlanta brave youngster by the name of Ronald Akhoon ah. Yes. Hit a grand slam to break a game. Open dodgers came back tied it before. Freddy Freeman hit a home run to win it. But he's a phenomenal player. And I thought this was a brilliant danza at danza forty-nine on Twitter Ronald Cuneo for thirteen year deal. I think it's a phenomenal pick. And if I had it to do all over again I'd had him on the list, great guy gripe. I think that's a good pick. I quit. So if you and your childhood watch sports, who's one player from your childhood. You would have given a thirteen year contract to fool my goodness in baseball any sport. So like Jordan either, obviously. But like in who would you have like? Okay. So my my favorite player growing up was not a dodger. Even those a dodger fan was Ryan Sandberg. I loved Ryan sambergen everything he stood for. Boy, I who I give it who'd. I there is no dodger really that would. I guess it could. No like, my favorite dodgers. Were you know? I mean, I grew up like Pedro Guerrero. Mike Marshall, Steve sags. So no, none of those guys. I wouldn't given that to Kirk Gibson obviously in eighty eight but he was an old man by the time that happened. All right. So yeah, I you it would it would. It'd be it would have been very. Yeah. Yeah. But like right when he got to San Francisco like Ninety-three just giving them the thirteen year deal. Not like two thousand four Barry Bonds. Right, right. I would have been good with the kings giving Wayne a thirteen year do. Yes before he was a king. Yeah. All right. Anyhow, we're going to get into the problem that we had in Bristol coming up. Okay. I promise you. That's come. It's a big deal. It has nearly set the radio control room on fire. So we will go there. Also straight ahead the latest on Antonio Brown. You've got a pretty hefty take on this. And I want to get into that as well. As a former player in the NFL Doreen Ohka Jeff shorts ESPN radio ESPN app.

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REShow: Geoff Schwartz. Hour 1 (02-04-19)

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REShow: Geoff Schwartz. Hour 1 (02-04-19)

"Orig- is on demand. Your show your schedule. Fifteen minutes after ball dot com. Check out the casts at richeisenshow dot com. I can't believe it. That Gerald is presenting the quarterly budget report with finger puppets. Look here comes a one point seven percent decrease in fixed overhead. Hello, everybody. No. I can't believe how easy it was to save hundreds of dollars on car insurance. Geico. Projected increase in organic u-3 revenue. Believe it. Geico could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. Oh, yes. Welcome to the rich Eisen show. We are back live from the AT and T studios in Los Angeles, California. I am say flashback numbered Lanta, you're back. You're back. My flight landed about four hours ago. Nice. There's an interesting story about my flight that didn't take off till four AM Atlanta time, I'll get to that later on. But it was a wild week that led up to a game that we have to admit here as we getting set to have a three hour conversation with you and get them while the get good at eight four four zero four rich. Sure, everybody has some thoughts on last night the weekend the awards that got handed out the hall of fame class that got an ounce 't. And then the halftime show the commercials the NFL one hundred spot which one the weekend. Apparently, it's an amazing spot. Call us at eight four four two four rich all week long. We sp-. Spend time just filling time to get to the game. Right. And we all have storylines about people's journeys. And they've got to the big game. And what it would mean to win and legacies. That are born and lives that are changed in history. That's made. And we all do our best to try and predict what what happens, and I know a lot of folks are going to are disappointed in the lack of scoring in Super Bowl fifty three. And I've got some mind blowing stats on exactly that. We'll get to later on this hour. And it's amazing that there were just sixteen points scored in Super Bowl fifty three and the team. That had the fewest points that got out scored by maroon five by two. That team was the one that in. The late parts of the season was part of a Monday night football game in which defense got irreparably broken history. The National Football League defense was done. It was finished. And we saw a defensive oriented defense of all out. You know, what to the wall contest in Super Bowl fifty three? And I don't know what like played on television. But it was intense in that building. It was a cauldron that kept bubbling with a roof over the top as a ton of frustration on both sidelines. Both t- -fensive lines were getting after it. Both offensive lines were under assault. Both quarterbacks were under assault. And this game may not be memorable. We're not gonna look back and whacks rhapsodic Super Bowl fifty three. If you look at all now six it's an absurd number six Super Bowl championships of the Brady. Bella check era in congratulations. Chris Brockman, I saw you had an unlit cigar just like Ed Reed right there. Outback style. Okay and six it's great. I mean, you have to if you want to rank them, it's definitely the least memorable of all of them. It's definitely not one that you're going to be looking back years from now, I totally get it. But just like every football game. There were couple of moments that could have changed everything. And it was in the third quarter last night. Brandin cooks wide open in the end zone. And the ball felt like it took forever to get there. And I had a perfect view of it. And I saw as soon as it left goff's hands that Jason mccourty was going to get there in time that there was a blown coverage because this play that was being run was the same play that was run in the first quarter where both where golf chose to run it to the cross or underneath to Robert woods. And that play didn't work then and they ran it again. And both mccourty brothers crashed on woods this time leaving cooks wide open and either Gough didn't see him or for some reason had one slight hitch in his giddy up and McCorvey got back there and time to break it up. Just in time to get there. The one time when last night McVeigh after the game said he was out coach, and that's gotten a lot of pop, but the one time where McVeigh pushed the right button. He's calling it play that was set up in the first quarter to work in the third quarter for a big play. And sure enough the patriots who were dynamite on defense last night. Bit on the under route. And there was cooks wide open. And I think golf just was one step off much of the night much of the night. And after that play a sack leaving leading to a field goal in one of the only records that the ram set last night longest field goal. Greg's our lawn. That field goal right there by by Greg's airline steady record last night. That's it. When you talk about records that were set. Let me get that. For you. Second longest field goal. Made fifty three yards tie the game at three apiece. And then we all know Brady made the beta throws that he needed to make to get down the field death wrote a gronk was unbelievable it into triple coverage and throw it slightly inside where gronk could get it. But still the Rams had a chance to tie this game. And the one throw in the fourth quarter. The best throw of the night in my mind by Jared Goff came with four and a half to go. And he dropped it writing on Brandin cooks who had one arm on it. The reason why he could not get to arms on it. Saints fans. If you're particularly enjoying this is Stefan Gilmore reached in and grabbed cooks, his left elbow, and that was blocked by Doron Harmon number twenty one. So saints fans, guess what? A non call on pass interference. Did the Rams in right there? Because again, you look at that play one more time and Gilmore is trailing as harmonised crashing in. And he reaches out and cooks can't get both arms and hands on the football. He absolutely reaches in his beat. And it's incomplete why is that big because the next play. These two defenders were involved Doron Harmon comes rushing in on a blitz. He gets right goff's face Goth throws the ball up thinking that there's going be a shot for cooks, and to Gilmore picks it off and Doron Harmon is the latest New England patriot to come off the bench and make huge plays to give them a championship. Just like Malcolm Butler back in the day Harmon was in the game. You know, what harm was in the game because Patrick Chung's arm exploded for all of us to see on national television is brutal Bertil Harmon comes in the game. And I I. I turned to the guy next to me with you the guy next to me, I might watch he's going to be MVP of Super Bowl. But it's adamant, and I think it's well deserved Adelman was the only guy cooks had a nice night statistically, but was the only guy who was performing beyond the expectation level. And he obviously the guy go to guy Brady to Ataman. Is now second only to Montana slash young to rice in the history of the playoffs Brady to Dataman. We've been talking about Brady to moss Brady to Welker. You can go on down the list here. But Brady to adamant is going to be the stuff that we talk about for decades to come. And now Julian Ataman has an MVP award to match it. And the defense backed it up if I told you throughout the week when we're talking about the best of our ability. What is going to happen in this game that the Rams would hold the patriots to thirteen and lose who've? Wow. That the Rams would hold the patriots to thirteen with Brady turning over after the Rams deferred on the opening coin toss and gave it to the team that started their first two playoff games this year with the longest touchdown drive in its lustrous history. Again. The chargers that then became the second longest game opening touchdown drive in its Ella street history. Because of what they did in Kansas City in the Ranji like here, take the ball. And Brady throws a pick. So not only the Rams hold. The patriots thirteen. They picked off Brady with Roby Colin being the one to do it. And then had gusto ski miss a field goal. Those their first two starts to drives of the game. And it's going to be the kick kick they'll be kicking themselves for a long time. That they had the patriots where they wanted them thirteen points mistakes. All over the lot Brady was only targeting a a couple of guys really gronk had a very nice game Sony. Michelle is not getting any attention for somebody who had the playoffs that he had six touchdowns in three playoff games including the only touchdown in Super Bowl. Fifty three remarkably in the same building where thirteen months before he lost in heartbreaking fashion and the national championship game to Alabama thirteen months later. That's why you never give up. Come on keep trying you drafted first round by the New England Patriots. Who watch this with Brady now watch they'll do thirty second overall. They'll get Brady nice beautiful shiny wide receiver to it. Got to keep him in the pink the way to do it. Handed off get the ball out of your hands in two point five seconds or less as I've said here on this show Brady will live forever like fame. He will play forever. And Bella checks genius, man. Jeff Schwartz Espy nation and Sirius XM radio eight seasons in the National Football League. He he's a dynamite. Analyst he's going to call in right in the middle of the first hour looks like Bella check used what Matt Patricia used for the lines earlier this season to keep the Rams off kilter and Patricia used it. Because Bella check used it against Kirk cousins a couple years ago when Sean McVeigh was cousins quarterbacks coach, I mean, it really is unbelievable. The scheme and the execution and the players. I mean, Sony Michelle's gotta get used to it unless he just becomes like some sort of fantasy football Kamera star, which doesn't happen. New England, not really might not get much attention and the same thing with the defense. Same thing with the same thing with the defense can anybody across the country who just kind of serves into the NFL or plays fantasy football. Can they name one player on the patriots defense? I mean, we could sit here and goes to Gilmore how to great game. Dante Hightower had a great game again right there in the middle of that defense. Van noy was everywhere. He was everywhere in the same way Vander was everywhere for Dallas. And where we're not talking about whether van DOI Vander edge. We're like Jalen Smith. It's unbelievable. It really is all about the team in a way that no other teams are and I feel for the Rams in their fans. You've got a great young head coaches thirty three he's gonna learn from this. You've got some great dynamic players Jared Goff just needs to play better as he told Mike silver of NFL dot com after the game, but you just have to tip your cap. To Tom Brady winner of now six Super Bowls and the first player in the history of the National Football League to be the same franchise in the Super Bowl. But from two different locations his first Super Bowl win was against the Saint Louis Rams and his latest against the Los Angeles. Rams. That's how long he's been doing it. Our poll question of the day. Let's get to it. It's brought to you by our friends at the Honda passport, the ruggedly styled SUV that's as capable as it is stunning. Head to your Honda dealer today. And see whites the perfect vehicle for your adventures, Christopher, what do you have over there? Looking ahead it Super Bowl fifty four next year. Let's just look ahead real quick who should be the favorite to win the Super Bowl now. Sure. Next year the final four teams chiefs patriots ram saints or the field the field. Okay. Very good. I'll hold my powder on that. What do y'all think out there at eight four four two four ritual? Take your phone calls and have a conversation. When I cut when we come back the question of the Super Bowl that I don't think ever going to be answered also way to you here who is sitting directly in front of me as I was watching the game in the Commissioner sweet without a plus one this time on forty just me just me, bud. You were not there. But you would have gotten a big kick out of who was directly in front of me. The person who you would think I would want in front of me, the very least oh them just giving you that. I also ran against you sane both this weekend. As you know, we were hyping it. We aired it on the NFL network yesterday during the Super Bowl pre pre game show that was a phenomenal sect and you sane bolt. I'll tell you the story behind his four to two that he ran after we rent. Okay. All of that, much and Michael Irvin. Wrapping my goodness. Yes. The hall of fame class. I'll tell you some fun stories from behind the scenes at the NFL honors. My take on the hall of fame class. I'd love yours as well. Tom Curren Tommy currents gonna call in from. I guess he's already back home in New England. At assume the patriots playing just literally took off from Atlanta. And they now need to either repaint the tail or find a spot to put the sixth Lombardi trophy because they don't have room on the tail five of them all diagonally left to right. It's insane. The numbers are crazy. Eight four four two four rich is the number to dial. Don't you dare move. We're often running back here in Los Angeles. After a great week Atlanta on the rich Eisen show. Every car comes with its share of stories that ding in your bumper. When you nervously picked up your first date the luxury package, you got after a big promotion or the mileage you say by riding your bike all summer while you can't put a price tag on your stories now with truecar you can at least find out what your car's worth when it's time to sell or trade it in just go to truecar simply enter your license plate number and watch. How your car's details up then answer a few questions navigation and moon roof watches, they bump up your. Value. High mileage you already knew it was gonna cost you. 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Lead them from the I'm shell the tailback behind Devlin Grady center gives them shell runs. It left. Patriots Michelle for six that play in particular weights. Like tell you the mind blown stats later on this hour about that one plane particular it just is it's kind of crazy. It's kind of crazy only touchdown of the game. That's a record. That's a record. Let's down the again the been it'd been fifty years fifty years since SuperBowl three. It's fifty year old record when the jets defeated the colts with two total touchdowns sixteen seven and let me just tell you this the NFL's we all know loves to show off the history of its game. All the time that NFL one hundred commercial dynamite spectacular. Everybody needs to seek it out. I think at one the USA today what add track whatever they do for all the ads. Sure. And the number of NFL stars past present future. It's funny. It's it's it's fun to seeing marshawn Lynch and a commercial in the NFL reaching for cake. And Brady I mean, and and Barry Sanders and Amit I could go on and on. It's just great. So you know, they had that's the NFL one hundred season next year. And it's going to be just one thing after another after another after another and you should prepare. Maybe sir to not have the patriots host the season opener on Thursday night. Really? I am hearing that they might have an NFL one hundred event the first Thursday next year. It's not it's not locked in. But everything's on the table right now. Just because I think NBC and others have been trying to move the banner raising to the first Sunday night game of the year. Okay. So what are we talking? Like, I don't know. What's the greatest rivalry in the NFL? I mean, you know, berries Packers, obviously. You bet any rate just dropping nuggets things that I heard over the weekend. Okay. You know, sous and per side of the family are big new Englanders. I think my brother-in-law Scott was there with my nephews, Jack and Sam I think they're driving now right now listening to us on our app right now. All right. And I know you I know so many people from New England. So many people familiar means so much to so many people including two people that I I ran into on the street getting ready to get to the airport at the crack of you know, what at around one in the morning coming at me in two buddies with with non other than Tom Brady's mom and dad. Common home from the party with a friend of theirs. They were off the charts ecstatic, so happy. Dad? Tom senior had a championship ring on that. It was the first that Tom gave him. Hugged his mom who looked great as you know, she was ill a couple years ago. She says she's feeling great is just it means so much to so many people who I love and respect. No. But to see Joe willing Nemeth hand that trophy off. On patriots. Because it was the fiftieth anniversary of his big guarantee and Super Bowl win. To see Joe Willie freaking Nemeth have to hand it off to the franchise that just has dominated the jets as they have the jets got him in the playoffs during this run last time, they were one and done actually. Can't wait all that sort of business. I get it. But Bella check this week was talking about all the time that he was involved with the Super Bowl with Parcells said back when they were with the giants the patriots and one other organization like he can't even say the jets say their name, Bella check. How many yachts can he wore ski behind right? Well, this is now a nine rain. Exactly. So he can't even say the jets word and the greatest jet ever is handing trophy off to them little too much swell. Very honest. But congratulations to you, sir. Thank you, sir. I told you on Friday. Oh my gosh victories. And then hold on about this. So of all the people that I could sit behind or be placed behind, okay? Yeah. Let's set the scene in the Commissioner, sweetie. I won't do too much seen setting here because Jeff Schwarz's coming in. Gotcha. And I wanna get to some phone calls at some point to the first hour of all the people that could be seated behind me. I mean front of me get his two seats two rows of very nice cushy seatings and then the bar chairs situation. Right. I was in a bar chair behind the cushy seat seated individual sports figure. In the football world, who I would just be happen to be the one sitting on. Oh, go ahead. Go ahead. Mike, it's a coach think. Oh, Rich Kotite. No, go ahead. Monk's urban Meyer. Correct. By the way, hold on a second. You like him. I mean, I told you I worked with him at the drat. I know. Okay. And he was great. He was amazing. Bit nicer shot era. Cathy chatty chatty chatty. Best friends BFF talking to me about this whole that call this thing. Running up to me when it looked like Bella check was going to go for it on fourth down with a minute and change to go instead of kicking the didn't. He's just like look at me like an Brady's one of the greatest sneakers inch. Urban meyer. No, that's classic picture. I did go up to the Commissioner. I did go. I know I did go up to the Commissioner. And I said, look, I know you got lots going on. Super Bowl week. Right. You got lots going on. I know you did not have a single thing to do at the seating chart here. Right. But did do something wrong. This is this. Shoot I know something. And Roger Goodell goes just enjoy the game. Said to me. Game. That is a and I did I got more stories from this. Let's turn the phone lines right now. Jeff Schwartz eight year veteran the National Football League columnist for SP nation and also on on Sirius XM radio joining me here day after the Super Bowl. How are you? Jeff. Fantastic. I liked that. Boy, no, people are a little down on it. But there was a lot of a lot of genius happening, especially the patriots. Well, I mean, let's talk about what what in particular is the genius on the patriot side Jeff that would hold the Rams to three points. It's what they do best. And I and I know people talk about often but daft game to game play the play half to happen to even ran plays offense in the last drive whether the court that weren't even all the place again they did against the chiefs as well two weeks ago, but they adapted. They basically did what the lions did against the Rams that week thirteen but just better they ran a lot of quarters coverage to. Meanwhile, they're a zone covers one high stuff in full jerk off, you didn't know where the ball that that pressure into that. And I thought one or two things would happen. The run with guns at the answer, which I thought would be in the state because your bell check to prepare. And this is what happens. He did. He didn't he didn't at all. I thought he would have just say somewhat and you didn't move at all and it showed on the field. So will you agree with Sharma kkw as Cessna after the game that he got outcoached, which by the way, I thought was really refreshing and revealing it didn't sound like one of those wrote. Yeah, I got out coach today. I really think that he took the the loss on him certainly knowing that there'd be a lot of people pointing the finger at his young quarterback. Oh, he went hundred percent guard out because like I said he made. If he does and he tried to do it and do not work. They're ready for the play action. They're ready for the one. I'm still shocked at this Todd Gurley was not getting the reps that he should. I don't know. It's happening. That's Jewish in. I think he's healthy. Happen for just not yet. We have something I had to run the ball. Well, but really good forget how to run the football. He didn't forget how to catch the ball to didn't forget hacking tribute at the backfield and they had no production from the running backs in the past game. Don't production tight ends in the past game whatsoever. The patriots just took away all their office. They had no answers. So Jeff Schwartz here on the rich Eisen show. I pointed out in the top of the show a two plays. It's not like I'm telling any tales out of school. It's the two plays. It so many people are talking about today. Cooks wide open. The patriots did blow the coverage. Yes. In that one. Yes. So what why in your estimate? Not Sieg cooks. We have the safety the safety at their in quarters joint, the eighth route the crosser. Yeah. Golf is reading that safety on that play. And if the safe is flat for these the post behind him, and I don't know if he just didn't see the safety. I know a plan pass maybe the action took longer than he thought. There was no one has face, and he just missed it. And that's what happened most of the game guys opening off just in CNN. But McCorvey, I think that's accordion, the backside. They're fantastic play. That doesn't happen. Very often with the backside corner like that has to run all the way across the field to play like that. But this opportunity he didn't see him. And that was the story of the game. The opportunity to be hired for the Rams, and whether golf was pressured or confused to make the throws Jeff Schwartz former offensive lineman, and it felt contribute SP nation here on the rich Eisen show. So what did the patriots do well on the offensive side? Of the ball. So many people are kind of surprised that Brady didn't have another four hundred five hundred yard night as he has been lately. What could Brady Egyptian? Onsides radian as one touchdown three daughters fifty yards. So he didn't you know, he played well in the overtime period. But he played Kane game. He played okay yesterday. But the patriots run game again, it was the story and they did it with different players. Right. So Michelle had a big game. So the birkhead he came in there and ran the ball hard. And the the the homework for a good run game is how the patriots ran which early in the game. You're too hard to come by you grind out couple yards here. And there you get eight year Kerry, get one carry very few plays, which is which is great that one play where SU temple for loss and then the fourth quarter when you have won the ball. You start loosening for defense and you end up with the long gains, which which really feel the game. We saw that play where with that little back power the show had a big game in the last driving that that's what a good run game. Does the patriots? They neutralize Donald that utilize sue for them. Most part they used their Gresley against them trying to ran to where they would vacate knowing that they're are penetrates up the field, but it was special game plan. I I didn't get the patriots D line really Vanoy and Hightower has some MVP praise social off it's so when you said that they ran some plays that we're not on the play sheet. I know that gronk slant in overtime in Kansas City in the AFC championship game was one of those. How do you know what was run last night was not in their play sheet? Jeff. Yeah. Peter King reported again. This is article that that last drive they decided to go heavy because they realize that that the Rams matching up the personnel. Pretty well. Patriots cut in there in a normal person groupings, and they were keeping. Too heavy personnel to bring two tight ends two running backs and have Evans overweight wide receiver. So forced the Rams to being in Basti fence and have an extra for the future. That's different fan age of life. It could cover elevate on a linebacker in the middle of guac on a killer generally cover him to the white can't tell him and in queens dailies thing. That was the place for the game. It was just all week or last two weeks, and he called office together and said, this is what we're running this our inner playbook because this install a giant playbook confirming campus plays in the playbook. But it was called him on that. Right. You don't have a place she plays. And that's what the kids are. So great about Honey, he's just like that. And the fact that you do it. It's pretty much. All right, Jeff, if one more question for if you can hold your phone out because I think it's it's it's a little muffled here. When when it comes down to it, why is della check so and the staff so able to recognize things in real time and just with you know, roster that is so flexible in a way that other teams can't to me that that is the differentiator obviously having the greatest execute or on offense in the history of the game. In Tom Brady is another out another differentiator. But just the ability to do the things that you say in also have I guess that vast library to say, hey, you know, what the lines did here. That's exactly what we did against the Redskins and Kirk cousins before and Patricia used that from us. I mean, how how is that different? How how how's nobody else able to do it? Well, I think it's a mindset of of just they're just flexible from from from start to finish when they prepare for a game. The thing about all the options, and they're open to doing what works that we a lot of coaches have egos. They wanna do what they do best all the time. Right. Like, they said, we're gonna run what we know. And we're going to be the patriots. Well, belter doesn't care. He will run. Whatever works for him in that week, so tasting coach who doesn't have an ego trip Belgium has ego. But one that really doesn't to just stay working to be so multiple and look, and they have people especially on defense like van Vanoy in Hightower who who can do multiple things they can rush the passer they can guard out of the back where they can stop the run. So where you have interchangeable pieces like they do especially on defense. It allows you to do more things and give more looks and players by in. They buy in because they know that you win the Super Bowl and how about Julian Edelman Jeff Schwartz who has signed my book here, greatest Jusin sports. How about I think he's the first Jewish MVP the Super Bowl. How about that? Jeff. He is is is he now he the front of the west right of greatest Jewish NFL players. I feel like he is short list jumps. I mean, they're sitting is now of the sit Lachmann there's there's Benny Friedman who created the modern pass, you know. But there's no I he's definitely the first member of the tribe in the membership of Super Bowl MVP, Jeff, I think I saw Hank Greenberg. The only other MVP of any sort and any sport for that is Jewish as Wellstone a very rare company for good for him. Even though he played he played very, well, obviously, a big they couldn't guard him and part that is the way they set him up formation Lee. So you can't get doubled. But he he was on gargle. He had he had a great game. Chris Harris of the Broncos tweeted out, you better have your slot corner and be able to play man-to-man, otherwise you're gonna get beat like that. So I don't know if he's trying to talk a pound a table rezone of his own abilities right there, but it made sense. Made sense. Hey, you have to you have to Jeff thanks for the call, man. We'll chat against him. All right. That's Jeff Schwartz. Former offense at Lyman. Biggest question, then we'll take a break and take a call. Biggest question that may not be answered he hit upon right there. What happened to Todd Gurley? What happened? We asked MAURICE Jones drew repeatedly leading up to it. Every time. I spoke to many folks Rams folks off air off camera off record. Say he was not hurt. He said after that. It was not hurt. He's not hurt. Then what happened to the guy who was the best offensive player? Best most valuable player in my opinion. I twelve weeks of the season most touchdowns on the ground. Most touchdowns from scrimmage and then poof got her. We know didn't play last two weeks. Then had a buy week then ran for hundred yards against Dallas. And poof looked just pedestrian. And he's going to be sick to stomach. I mean, this is in Georgia and Sony. Michelle is the guy is the Georgia bulldog with the ring so rookie. I will I I don't know if we'll ever get that answer or what happened to Malcolm Butler to be deactivated last year gr one of the greatest mysteries. What happened Todd Gurley where he just was rendered? Null and void essentially. And then just stand there and wait for his reps. Again. I don't know they realize they could take a guy on his couch and turn him into a superstar in that. No. I don't think it has anything to do with money or anything to do with anything leading at-at girly getting cut and saw. Are you really serious about that? I'm ask that being folded at they have paid him. He has been Piz aid to the point where Levy on building show up to the Steelers. He was so pissed about it. He's paid. He's their guy. CG Anderson wasn't just a some Jim. Oh, I mean eat. He could run the football pretty darn well, as we know I just don't have any answers. We come back some mind-blowing stats and your phone calls. Don't you dare move. Everybody's got it to do list. Drop off the dry cleaning pick-up some milk. Here's an idea. Let's add save hundreds of dollars on car insurance to that list. 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But that beautiful touch pass from Brady to gronk. Phenomenal pass set up the touchdown the Sony. Michelle touchdown. Was the only snap from the red zone in Super Bowl fifty three k and came. The latest. It's ever first touchdown scored who came the latest. It's ever been scored came exactly with seven minutes left on the clock in the fourth quarter. Exactly. Which means the only touchdown of Super Bowl. Fifty three happened. Fifty three minutes into the about that. It wasn't fifty three change wasn't fifty two and change. Exactly. Fifty three minutes. If I told you that was it. That was the thing to try, and we would find somewhere on some sort of site. And it's unbelievable. But by kicking the field goal instead of going for it the greatest sneaker of all time and Tom Brady by kicking that field goal to go up ten and having that finish thirteen three. It's the largest margin of victory for any of the patriots for any of the patriots Super Bowl wins. And once again shut out in the first quarter. They have six rings in nine Super Bowl visits and only three first quarter points to show for their entire Super Bowl run. It's totally nuts. Which was last year. They feel goal last year's first-quarter mind. Razi all of it. It's it's insane. Blows your mind. Okay. Regis in Spokane Washington. You're here on the rich Eisen show. What's up Regis? How you doing? I'm doing fine. It's on your mind. You know, that's what happens when you hand the Super Bowl to the ranch instead of deserving and earning it, you know, saints would have been there, and they were played much better games. So. That's what I think of that they prepare seriously. They were not prepared at all. I don't know if they were unprepared Regis, obviously, they would have had to have come up with a different different. And thanks for the call. They would have had to come up with a different game plan for breeze that whatever fooled Goff. One would think wouldn't've worked on drew Brees because of his vast wealth of knowledge. You know, but you can't sit here and thank after three points. Obviously that opens the door to the saints would have done better. Chiefs Mata won that game too. They had made it if deformed wouldn't lined up off side. But they didn't if some butts in Kenya nuts all merry Christmas. Big Alan, Alabama. What's up big? Al. How're you doing big, Al? Hey, man. I just wanted to say I just the. You there? Joe name coming in with the Super Bowl trophy. Former Alabama quarterback huge for the people about Obama. And then I wonder how watched all the coverage after the game and everything I didn't really think that they really talk that much about that great catch grunk made. I mean that guy's clutch. You know, there's been a lot of great catches made in Super Bowls. But in terms of clutch catch you know to get them down on the one yard line. I mean, the guy just didn't get enough credit for you know, those huge clubs catches. I didn't think they gave them enough credit for that. And then my last point was is there anything in the works for a rich Eisen running shoe contract for Gaza might wanna have some of the shoes it it can put out for what your name on. Okay. Thank you big. Al appreciate that. Should look into that for sure on next hour. I'll tell you some good you same bolt stuff for our three. If we get around to it. He was. Little you watch that next to urban was in front of me to my right? Was Greg Sankey the Commissioner of big AL's beloved southeastern oh conference the SEC. Then ain't and he turns he says to me before kick-off he was trying to Chit chat in a very nice way. Hey, you know, it's a professional game. So if you want any, you know, if you need if if you want wanna give me any analysis of what's happening, you know, it's pro football. And I just look at him. 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But Adam Schefter had a list of three teams that are now the most likely destination over the man how we've heard patriots and Cowboys Niners. It's none of them. It's raiders and Redskins and titans. So what does that mean to you anything to -gratulations Antonio Brown? You played yourself. I I mean, I think it's a lot. So one is we do these two hundred as he went on the shop on the bronze show talked about what happened in Pittsburgh. And then also do the interview which Darlington. On ESPN. And so here's what I gather from the teams interested in one their teams with the do not have strong personalities at quarterback because we've now seen the he will classrooms, and I'm not saying that big Ben's in the right here. I think Chris is your teammates, especially when you throw an interception defensive lineman is all you Big Ben. Okay. But I think Tony Brown has is fantasy about how other franchises are run. Pittsburghers one of the best run franchises. Yes. They have their drama. I get that. And maybe my Tomlin is kind of brings on that drama likes drama in in that environment. I don't know I think it's too much drama. And then when you start losing the drama of boils over to where it is. Now, they would have made the playoffs in one playoff game. We probably are not in this situation. But I think Antonio Brown has this fantasy about how playing somewhere else is going to go. If you go to Washington, no quarterback, Tennessee Marotta. They don't know if they're gonna even extend them or not. And then you go to the raiders who are. Playing Oakland one more year, they go to Vegas, then who knows right about their situation regrets on always greener, buddy. And I think you're gonna go somewhere else and have issues. Again, you're not gonna get the ball enough. Things are going to go as well. And if you're a team looking at Tonio Brown Thirty-one-year-old wide receiver who's a very good player. There's no doubt about it who seems to have diva qualities with things don't go. Well, he's going to go air out in the media week seventeen. Neat need you to play goes into coaches offices. What he said he went into Thomas office and said that he needed a little bit of rest because he was a little beat up and tell them and tell them to go home. Well, yeah, it's week. Seventeen buddy. You're trying to make a playoff spot. The really is. No rest for anybody and the trainers. If you were that beat up the trainers are the ones who go tell coach, hey, we need a be to take a couple of reps off or whatever the the situation is. So I don't know if he would've what's expected go to Tennyson have the same situation with Mike Vrabel and tell variable not practicing this week. Of course, they're going to react the same way. I think he's he obviously wants out still under contract. Gonna get traded somewhere. I don't think a lot of teams value him the way he vows himself. Yeah. They're looking at now wanting a first round pick is with the story is now for him ESPN radio presented by progressive insurance drivers switched to progressive conceiving average of six hundred sixty eight dollars he'll be thirty one in July. So thirty one for the next football season things very highly of himself has made himself the story. You had a really good point off the air about when you look at Super Bowl champions particularly recent SuperBowl champs. And really none of them have that clear cut number one franchise changing wide receiver. And I think you're exactly right. We're running back true. Yeah. Yeah. Because I mean, obviously, there's a lot of running by committees to now. But yeah, you're right. I mean, it's a lot more about the quarterback than anything else. In from an offensive lineman's perspective, you even I mean, you certainly acknowledge the wide receivers not gonna go in and transform a team. He's not going to be a leader is not going to be the voice of reason. And who people listen to that's always typically the quarterback or the offense or left tackle? I think there is value in a running back and wide receiver. If you have other pieces in place, he had your quarterback, you had your left tackle, you have your your pass rusher or two you have your cornerback. Right. The four positions that you need to have or maybe two two Cornerbacks. Then you add a wide receiver of running back. And look I play agent Peterson. Jamaal Charles Steve Smith with great skill positions. They are very valuable to your team. You just cannot build your team in my opinion around those players Odell Beckham to me is a little different because I've seen him personally. And I was with the giants when this happened. But remember he in two thousand sixteen he was. One two games. The giants catching short passes and running to the house is the game winning score for the giants. It wasn't like a great throw by ally. And another great catch. It was a simple slant. Route Adele Kadett rant a house and one of the game. So those also twenty four doesn't create really doesn't create to draw the dramas a lot times manufactured by the media with Odell. I would trade for a delta heartbeat over Antonio Brown younger. Oh, note Almaz draw doubt. Yeah. Great work ethic. Great teammate, all those things stand. You know? There's no one, you know, our see Ryan Clark is not going. There's no equivalent of that in the media for the giants who's talking badly about Odell Beckham. In fact, all the x giants defend him because he really is defendable. And so I just I told you Brown has his fantasy of what's going to be there on the other side. And it's not going to be when he thinks. I mean does he really want the oh Josh Rosen who the Redskins trade for? Let's say throwing him in in Washington in a conference where we're Dallas is going to be. Good. I mean, Dallas going to be good should be division. Alston? Be good eagles. You're going to be good giant should be better. When what four games Washington next year? I mean, there's a want that. Yeah. No. I'm I'm with you there. It's going to be interesting. See how this thing plays out? You've got the worst thing in the world for Antonio Brown has to go into a bad situation. And he ultimately doesn't have any real say. So in where he goes. So whoever is willing to give. I mean, that's what people forget not people for he seems to forget heck he seems rain is under contract with the football team. They get to decide where he goes based on what somebody's willing to give them. And then he could potentially go to a workforce situation. There is a there are twenty nine or thirty worse situations than when he's in probably. Yeah. And then you're gonna have he doesn't have leverage here. Why does he think he has leverage? Yeah. I don't know. I really I don't do odd. And again, I said this earlier and the only person grew with me is Andrew grant really on 'em. QBR sl that I don't think the CEO is gonna really trade it. I mean if. You'd be down twenty million dollars in the cap, if you train them, I know he's been in a headache or whatnot. But if you if if the best you get as a. Middle of the second round pick or third round pick a unit train them. He's not. I don't know. Like is he gonna play for you? The Steelers don't care Adele Saudi here. Okay. I get the opinion the Steelers and this is their Olsen franchise are knocking to get bullied by player. Oh, no. No. I agree there. But if you've got a player that's just flat out not playing even in a second round, pick is more valuable. Yeah. I told you I would I would do for a second. I just don't know teams. They're not getting for. I would be shocked if they get a I it depends on where the second round the. I mean, what a what a mess. Well, we'll see what Mortenson has to say about that. 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Chris Mortensen has promised gonna join us from Indianapolis at the NFL combine we'll get his take on an Tonio. I mean, how realistic or unrealistic is Pittsburgh when they want a first round pick for him. And what happens if he does go to a team or a franchise that's in more disarray than Pittsburgh's which frankly, relatively speaking. It doesn't feel like it's that much in disarray. We'll go there with more Jayson stark in a joint on the back end of that twenty minutes from now all that's Doria mill ESPN radio ESPN app. Let me tell you about Pete who loved hockey and always wanted to play in the NHL Pete played since he was three and begged his mom to let him stay on the ice by some nights. He even slept in its hockey skates p tractors and practice until one day. When he was forty seven peop- realized he just wasn't that good. So he threw his skates in the trash. But then you heard how Geico proud partner of NHL good save money on car insurance. So he switched and saved a bunch. So it all worked out Dr Email ESPN radio. Jeff Schwartz former NFL offensive lineman in for Mel who is at the combine. You know who else is at the combine ESPN NFL insider, Chris Mortensen mort is at the combine in Indianapolis and joins us right now on the shell Pennzoil performance line more. What is the general NFL consensus about Cuyler Murray, not working out for teams? They they really don't care. I mean, would they prefer he workout? Sure. But their teams that are really interested in kind of Murray, which is a number that is unknown by the way, and it's going to be obviously won't even matter. If there is actually does decide to take him the the number of teams will have their private workouts with them, and they'll learn more in those private workouts because they won't be the scripted work. It's not scripted here. This is not a conducive atmosphere to go throw. I listen z way to seven I knew he wasn't going to run because I think he's I think he's gonna run on the four threes, but he put on about twelve pounds to get the two seven. So now, he's going to drop some weight, and they'll run in this day and cheese in the fourth threes. But it's really those private workouts that they're going to gather most of their information, the private meetings, and you know, it's the yeah. Mean movies like the model go out there and throw sure what I don't think it's gonna. Affect draft stock one one follow on this the measurement. I mean, we're talking a difference of a half inch at the most from what anybody expected it to be. But but five ten for some reason feels different than five nine frankly, myself I'd kill to have either one. But but what is five and the eyes of NFL folks, what is five ten what does five ten offer or change that five nine would not have. Well. Let me let me put it this way too. There were some personnel people who like Tyler Murray. Then that's you're listening evaluations still taking place probably have kind of Murray Dwayne Haskins. They've only started one year of college. But there was some people thought he was gonna come under five nine would have been the reaction if he came in the five eight and three quarters. I mean, look to the Heisman Trophy of him with to some of the low, and Dwayne hassles on each side of me. It was a little bit Gary, but different than five ten I guess illicit. Russell Wilson was the third round draft pick. But when you see him have success that changes, the dynamics when you see where the offense kind of volving in the NFL changes it, but I still I still know teams that are uncomfortable with them not just because of the size, but because of the experience because he's only played one year. You look at the number of snap. Russell wilson. Played almost two thousand snaps in college. So those are factors that are weighing against them. But the X factor still remains cliff Kingsbury in Arizona Cardinals. And because he wants to run his offense and his offense. Jeff his office, max protected six men. Oh, no. They won't. Either one hundred percent drafting collar Murray. So we're we're so we've Josh Rosen. Are there any students you think that would be willing to give up a first round pick? Maybe like the Redskins to get. Josh rosen. Yeah. You know, Kuyper mentioned the Redskins as being an ideal team. And that made sense to me. Now, you gotta knows okay. Where did they have what kind of grade did they have on Josh year-ago? Because whatever grade they had a year ago hasn't changed in Johnston. Meet did nothing to discourage me because because there he had nothing to Brown and zone. I mean, very little support there. And I think he's I I think he to me he's still looked like a first round guy and so- Washington. You know, did my would Miami be interested. I, you know, you you you you certainly have to wonder about my Miami. They picked thirteenth right, but Washington is certainly team that makes sense to me. And but I just don't know how they feel about it at this point. Chris Mortensen joining us from the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. The Antonio Brown news, and we see the the list, I think Schefter had that. We're talking raiders. We're talking Redskins were talking titans. One of the teams that are showing the most likely. Yeah. Yeah. What is anybody going in? Pittsburgh. They wanna I is that likely. I think it's I think it's very possible. I I know just short of likely because you the raiders and they got the twenty four and twenty seven th pick and they're not going to give it their number four picks, obviously. But they got the twenty four th and twenty seven th pick and they lost the Mari Cooper. And you might say, well, that's kind of stupid, you know, to to, you know, let Margaret go in Antonio Brown, but dumb people would argue that let's forget age for a little bit. You know, Tonio Browns just a more dynamic receiver. So I think you know, the raiders would would have to consider giving up a number one pick. The question is would Washington. I get the sense that Washington's tired of kind of you know, the old dance nighter thing of nobody's talking about the Redskins anymore. Right. But who's who's gonna throw them in football? They're Milquet Cole McCoy they believe in. Him and all that type of stuff. And I just think that that's why when we talk about Josh Rosen and the Redskins. Well, they can't give that fifteen figure. It's going to be there. And then if it's not gonna be a first round pick. It's gotta be it's gotta be you know, a two and something else. And then the titans, by the way, nineteen if that happens I'll be surprised simply because the titans are good football team. And they're in the AFC, and we know that Kevin covert the GM of the said, he'd prefer referred to be an NFC team. You give them to titans, you're making a potential playoff contender stronger. Do you think teams are being turned off by Antonio Brown off? You saw this morning Spacey. Two interviews of cab. I I've seen it. I to me like thirty one yard wide receiver who would things. Go poorly starts on the media complaining and didn't play week seventeen to me that that'd be a big turnoff. Listen for a couple years. Now, they just the the number of problems that there are there with Antonio. But then on the flip side, you also hear and see it. If you go to their practices guy, the guy worked your tail off. But every practice, you know, he certainly agree receiver. But you know, the, I'm not sure the interviews doing him any favor, and I said this yesterday, and then if alive just hold on a second here because we're talking about Ben. And that's another study Nevin covert said, I said, how did he we even get to this point the guy went AWOL in week seventeen. When the way they were in the playoff hunt. And then he didn't return his head coaches calls, Mike Tomlin or is owners. That's how we got you this point of talking about Antonio Brown in this fashion. So we're we're kind of losing focus. And and and I mean other words like, that's that's that's that makes a lot of teams uncomfortable. But remember in this league is only. Takes one one team that says I'll take the chance and the in this case is more than one team. No, no question real quick here. A little bit of news with Jacksonville more look into trade Maliki Jackson and Carlos Hyde according to leak sources, what does that indicate? Well, listen, they create clear some cap space. And when they when they decided to pick up was an option, you know collapsed Campbell, you know, one of those guys on the interior. We're going to have to go. So yeah, me decks makes sense in curl side was just guy that they picked up give a third-round pick last year four and it didn't work out. You know when four net was struggling and down now. There you go board. It's good to talk to you, man. By the way, I will say this be ready. Everybody a lot of trades between now and March that's going to happen. Well, in oh, by the way, I scouting combine never in. Indianapolis was nine hundred eighty seven and that was my first one a really diverse here for the first time. Yeah, he's supposed to he's supposed to be here. More tell them. We don't miss him one bit sound good. I will tell them. All right next up to Philly Jason stark on the thirteen year deal. Thirteen years three hundred thirty million dollars Dari nowkhah Jeff Schwartz story. And Mel get triple action protection for optimal engine performance with shell v power nitro plus premium gasoline, the thing that jumped out to me twenty five million a year average annual. I mean, that's not bad. Not that bad. No good for the Phillies. I think good for Bryce know opt out. I think everybody looks really good here. Let's go to Philly and bring in from the athletic major league baseball insider Jayson stark joining us. Jason it has been too long. Always always enjoyed talking to you. So what is the the feeling in Philly 'cause I realized that he hung everybody out a little bit too long in the city was in a panic and he's flirting with the west coast. Give me this like three or four days stretch from okay? We hate Bryce in here. We're going to do the heck out of him forever to oh. We loved rice geared. Welcome to Philly. Well, good to be with you. I I'm actually in Clearwater, Florida. Not in Philly. But we want a regular radio in Philadelphia. I got attic ESPN affiliate, and I'll always think of you as a Philly for whatever reason star. I don't know why. Yeah. Right. Well, after Manny Machado signed I you know, I peered on the phonetic. And after I got off. I texted one of the Phillies front office guys and said just seeing no they seem to want Bryce and by the way at any price. I think that would describe it Philadelphia. They're used to rejection. So when a guy in this magnitude actually says, yes, that's a shock to the system. But it they sold one hundred thousand tickets in one day. So I think that tells you how the responding. What was Philly? His preferred destination just waiting for the money to come in and was waiting for the dodgers to make a higher bid of the giants. Make a higher bid or the nationals. Go up there. I it's hard to really tell here. Jeff, we're going to hear a lot of stuff at this press conference today that will make it sound like Bryce always wanted to be in Philly or always had a great fit for him. Come on it. We know this was about the money the Phillies offered the most money they offered historic money. You know, who's his agent when you hire Scott pours edge reaching it's always going to be about the most money. I think the biggest misconception was he he didn't wanna play in Philadelphia at any cost. We obviously know now that was never true. Okay. Jayson stark with us here. But I I realize it's about the money, but with no opt out and twenty five million dollars a year on average. I realized that it plays out a little different year to year. It I understand that three thirty is more than three hundred and that it's more than John Carlos whatever three twenty or twenty five or whatever that was I get that. But from an annual event like it seems like in four years five years if there's a new deal he will fly past what he would be getting annually. Like, it doesn't feel like it's all about money to me. Because of the way that it breaks down. What am I off base here? I mean, you're you're right to a point. I mean that part of it was shocking. I think that everybody it took thirteen years for them to get to a historic number to get to three hundred thirty million to get a book, Giancarlo and. That's really not what anybody expected, but I did you ever had any doubt that when this press conference came whenever came wherever came that Scott Boris would be able to speak into a microphone and say my client got the most blank. I mean, we were going to have to fill in the blank, but it was going to be the most total dollars somehow or other it just took thirteen years worth to do it. And you know, the reasons that that figure one of working for both sides was it got Bryce to history, which was obviously important to him, and Scott, but it also created space payroll space for the Phillies to maneuver underneath that tax threshold and continue to do big stuff. I mean, I'm told that they still have enough room. In a year or two whenever Mike trout, it'd become available if he ever becomes available to do something like that. And that's going to be a big deal miss, right? Certainly in terms of a v. So there are a lot of advantages to it. The other part is look I mean, I don't know what kind of player Bryce is going to be in thirteen years. There's not a lot of thirty eight year old difference makers run around baseball. We should remember that. I mean by the by the end of that deal. His teammates will include some kids who are probably in fourth grade right now, I thought. The way the contract is structured there's not going to be a lot of dead money at the end of the deal because it's front loaded. So that part of it worked for both sides to. I know we've talked a lot about the the length of contract the amount of the contract. I I don't know the dodgers idea pay him forty five million a year over three or four years kind seem like a big deal. I mean, you could sell that obviously is the best contract to all sports going forty five million a year. Was there was that a a real offer the dodgers considered and be did Bryce Harper's in born to say, no right away. I mean, it kind of feels like that would have been historic as well. Yeah. Well, that was interesting for a couple of reasons. One is I I think once Bryce realized he wasn't going to the Yankees that would have been as number one choice. But there was never any chance of him or Scott leaving that much money on the table. So that part was interesting. Yeah. The part is it's just a window into how the dodgers stink. You know, if the dodgers under Andrew Friedman are in on everything their internet everybody, I think Andrew funds entertaining to come into situations like this and try to present unique ideas and see what happens and look if Bryce had decided I wanna be a dodger. And that's that. And I'll take my chances bet on me come out again at thirty. And and see what the market will bear they're done that. But I think they always knew that no matter what the the average annual number was times four it was going to be too much money left on the table to actually get it done. But it drove the price up for the giants and Phillies, and that matters the dodgers to Jason stark athletic with us here going. Okay, Jeff short-story and Mel ESPN radio, the the lack of an opt-out is what maybe more than anything. Jason is. What surprised me? I mean, we just saw Nolan aeronautical get one after three years on his massive deal. It's like this. It's like an. NBA trend that seems to be invading baseball a little more than than I like it. But I assume he could have had one if he wanted one, right? Why didn't he choose to have an opt-out? Oh yesterday when the numbers on that contract became official Dari. I I I looked at the contract and the language in the contract. And I thought myself. This is the cleanest Scott Boris contract. I have ever seen. There's nothing that's bargain in bells and whistles, and I think we all thought this was going to be a bells and whistles kind of deal, there'd be opt out there'd be opt ins, there'd be up sideways. Wherever when you get to be all that in there. It's gonna be really interesting. After this press conference today to get a window into how that really worked. I'm not totally convinced that Bryce aside never asked for any opt-outs. I'm fascinated that there are none this. This is really the kind of deal that we didn't see coming heck a week and a half ago there were people in baseball who would tell you. There's never be another ten year deal and that we have a thirteen year deal with no opt out. It's amazing. Do the contracts of Aaron auto and Machado and Harper now kind of quiet this idea that there is collusion. Among owners to not pay baseball players. The you know, I think it's kind refrained that argument Jeff when the when the dust settles and now it's pretty close to settling the amount of money being paid to this free agent class is probably about what we anticipated. But I I think what you're seeing is in like much like society. There's this huge divide between what the superstars make. And what the masses are not going to make and I had a player say to me a week or so going I was out in Arizona that this is a problem that nobody talks about that ninety percent of the money is going to ten percent of the players. I haven't checked his math. But that is an issue for the masses. And the fact that plays in the thirties. Can't get guaranteed deals. The fact that this is being announced on March the second all that is an issue. It doesn't mean that the that the market isn't dysfunctional. I it just proves that. There's a lot of money in the sport. And. And the stars are always going to get paid great to have you on Jason good stuff, man. As always we look forward to doing this again soon. All right. Hey enjoyed it meant, thanks. I there is Jason stark giving us the absolute latest on the shell Pennzoil performance line again Dorian Mel Dory. Noca- and Jeff Schwartz with you straight ahead. Lebron has a show where he gets guests. It's it's just a fancy way to tamper perhaps Davis was a guest and had plenty to say that and the much promised. Absolute and utter debacle in Bristol. That has led to the creation of a brand new sign. It's ESPN radio and the ESPN app. Dorian mill. No Mel though is at the combine Jeff shorts. Former NFL offensive lineman is informal on this particular day. And you know, we talked a little bit about at the beginning of the show the wild night in the NBA last night, which included Milwaukee beating the Lakers nothing wild there. But the bucks become the first team in the league to clinch a playoff spot. Lakers are now three and a half out of a playoff spot themselves with twenty games to go. It's getting late. They go to Phoenix tonight. This is this is not a game they could lose. And it's the second of back to back. So after you know, a difficult tough neck and neck game last night, and it was neck and neck until the fifteen to run to close it out for Milwaukee. After that, though the Lakers do come home for three. They're almost win at this point. Jeff, I mean, you're you're a Laker guy. Like, this is no you cannot afford much more many more. So I'll tell you that had problems this year against the bad teams in the NBA. So in you mentioned back to now, it's a short trip to Phoenix. It's not that right. From Staples Center. But yes, they have to winter. I mean, look you realistically twenty games left. You gotta win probably fifteen of them. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I would say that's more than fair, right? Because you've you've also not only do you have to get to San Antonio or the clippers or whoever ends up falling between those two, but you've gotta still be better than Sacramento down the stretch who's a good basketball team as well. So that's that's where they are. Then you had the ridiculous one sixty nine one sixty one quadruple overtime win for the bulls in Atlanta a game where we saw Zach LeVine dough for a career-best forty seven we saw trae young gopher a career-best forty nine. In fact, he's the first rookie with at least forty five points at Tennessee. Since Michael Jordan in one thousand nine hundred and five the best number to me, though of all forty two year old Vince Carter playing forty five minutes oldest player ever to play at least forty five minutes in an NBA game. That's wild, man. I look at these guys like I'm thirty two I retired three years ago. Like, I couldn't imagine playing sports versus at forty two. If you're kicker, I get it quarter. Back but like for the miles. Vince Carter has on his legs. Dirk Nowitzki hasn't his legs to continue to play is just mind boggling, you know, question about the way I just I wanted to look up at see who your Lakers are playing after they get back from Phoenix. Clippers denver. Boston with the clippers want to lose. Don't they? I mean, there are they sort of like getting silly. But is the point. I don't think they're the seven seat right now. I know the I guess the general wisdom was that they wanted to take after after training Harris, I think at some point maybe, but then you reassess a little bit don't you boy, it would look bad tank right now. And I realized like if they if they make the playoffs. The Celtics will have three first round picks because one of theirs is hinging on the on the clippers not making the playoffs. Incredible. And then there's and then oh, go ahead. Sorry, if this was Donald sterling's clippers there'd be taking oh, well, they wouldn't be in the seven CD. All right. And then there's there's this. Lebron James has this this show, right? I don't even know what the show is called. I've never watched the show. But I know that he I know that he has this random show and on the show on HBO. He has had Anthony Davis on that show. Well, Anthony Davis. First of all, I don't know how this isn't tampering. But whatever, okay. Tampering? Rules are are silly. But Anthony Davis said this, and I want to hear your take as a professional athlete who lives under contracts all the media coverage around me. And now I'm getting a chance to take over my career and say what I want to say. And do what I wanna do the show is called the shop with LeBron James aired on Friday. So now, you see everybody's saying. All right. I see a changing everybody's telling me, you're growing up. It's about time to take care of your business take care of your career. So now as a player as the CEO of my own business. I've got the power I'm doing what I want to do. And not what somebody else tells me to do which makes sense, except for the fact that he's still on a contract with a team a contract that he signed and goes for another season. What do you make of eighties comments? I totally understand the via being the boss of your own business as a player and your body. And what you who you play for is kind of your business. Here's the thing though, is a lot of us don't have leverage in life to be able to make comments like that. And TB able to hold the team hostage. Like, he's doing with the pelicans, essentially. So I'm kind of all for having the leverage to to do that. I I wish I had in my career had leverage in a pay cut one year after an injury. And I wish I could've told the team. I was playing with heck no, I'm not doing that. But I I didn't have leverage. So he's using his leverage. Yeah. To be able to get out of it do now what I what I prefer. He did this quietly. Yes, I think that there's a case to be made that he could have done this in a much different way a much less public manner. Not made it so obvious. He wants to get out of New Orleans, right? I mean, this could easily be done behind the seats hundred percent. But it said it wasn't. And now, it's kind of a mess, and you know, they're they're they're going to have to trade him. He's not going to be there next year. Yeah. So just feel like it could have been done differently. But I don't I don't mind AD jozy has leverage to get out of New Orleans and in your take. In your case. I mean you played in a league with non guaranteed contracts. I mean, it certainly helps when you know, you are going to get paid no matter what. And that's where he is right now. Now, does he go to the Celtics? You said you think he goes to the Celtics right now. What if the Celtics don't have Kyrie Irving because that storyline, right? There has started to be a bit of a mess. Kyri, you know, wanting to I think really kind of be the guy that's on the floor for forty minutes and be the guy and Brad Stevens likes to use a lot of different rotations and play a lot of different people in the team is now losing in Kyrenia is not saying what Celtics fans wanna be here is that I all I told them up to New Orleans. I realized that now Boston may not want to trade for him. If he won't sign beyond next season. Why do you think Boston's the place? I mean had the best available assets to give New Orleans unless the Lakers trade their entire team too. But I think Ingram's play though might give them a little more leverage who's playing much better. Now. But you're the Lakers you trade away. Basically all of your stars all young players for AD. Lebron who do you fill your roster with because we know that phrase it's really have not been willing to come play for at least not young agents. We've seen a bunch of older guys Rondo and Stevenson sign one year contracts McGee, but then he young players, and I don't know. I don't know if I would other Lakers trade all my young players for Anthony Davis. Try to do that earlier. It didn't work. I think Boston has the most amount of acids. Yeah. He's gone. Couldn't you could you try to get another superstar there. I mean, could you trade for Davis? And then get getting other max contract guy. I feel like that's not even being Boston. Philly sire, we'll place to play with Brad Stevens, and that and maybe organization, so then you just you trade out kyri for another max contract guy. And you intrigued for Davis. Now, we have to get into cookie gate, Christine Lisi our beloved update anchor. Sportscenter anchor makes the most incredible treats every Saturday and beyond for our crew. Christine Lisi what happened this morning, I put out the treat Dari. And then I went back down to talk to Travis down the hall in everything was gone. They throw it away. I don't know. We think somebody threw them away Christine. How long did you work on these streets two and a half hours yesterday? I baked what were the treats they were regular sugar cookie sugar cookies chocolate sugar cookies, and then I made peanut butter ones that I'm going to bring in tomorrow. What did you feel on the inside? When you realize they were missing. I was not thrilled. I may have used a few bad words inside. Internally bad words for Christina's like darn. Yeah. Shoot. Yeah. Who did it? I'm sorry. Christine. I'll tell you about these treats during the break, Jeff there magnolias. In fact, we could have a new zero of the week hero and zeroes next ESPN radio ESPN app.

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Work Disrupted with Jeff Schwartz

The Remarkable Leadership Podcast

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Work Disrupted with Jeff Schwartz

"One thing is certain the future of work will look different than it used to today on. The remarkable leadership podcast. We have a guest to help us. Think about the future of work. Are you ready. Let's go to the leadership podcast. We are here each week. To help you lead more confidently and make a bigger difference both professionally and personally. This episode is sponsored by from manager to remarkable leader kevin's flagship workshop based on his proven leadership. Model learn more at remarkable podcasts dot com forward slash manager and. Now here's your host. Kevin three to one welcome everybody to another episode of the remarkable leadership. Podcast so glad that you're with me first episode in march of twenty twenty one. But we're recording this several weeks before that my guest today is jeff schwartz. Let me tell you about jefferson will then. He is the founding partner of deloitte consulting's. Us future of work practice and the global editor of the global human capital trends report. He has led research on the evolution of work workforce's and workplace practices and advise clients around the world on workforce transformation a global consultant. He's lived and worked in the us. India russia belgium kenya and israel his thinking on the future work and talent strategy strategies in publications including deloitte review. Sloan management review the rotman review in the wall street journal. His new book is titled. Work disrupted opportunity. Resilience and growth in an accelerated. Future of work was released in january of twenty twenty one like my last guest guest. That actually talked to yesterday. He started his career in the peace corps. He was a volunteer in nepal and later served as one of the first associate directors of the peace in the russian federation. He is a graduate of yale. School of management has an mba princeton school of public and international affairs and he resides in new york city. And he's our guest today and jeff. I'm glad that you're here. Welcome really delighted to be with you today. Kevin and i'm exhausted just listening to that bio so hopefully we'll so glad that you're other wrote that for me to us. I'm glad to hear that so so you don't wake up when you're twelve years old. You don't even wake likely when you're at princeton or yale and say i'm going to be the guru of the future of work like that's probably not what happened. I'm guessing you're about my age so you probably thinking in you know at one point like astronaut or something like that So tell us a little bit about the journey. How did you end up doing this kind of work just quickly give us the the thumbnail view of your journey. That's a great question. So when i was in you know when i was in second grade for for those of our listeners who are here in a us but almost anywhere in the world they would. They would ask us in elementary school. What we wanted to be when we grew up. And i remember being asked to draw a picture and i was limited by the fact that i i really couldn't draw pictures of too many occupations so fairly when i was seven. I wanted to be a fireman because i could draw. Firemen scatter red crayon red hat. It was very easy to sort of You know so i don't. I'm not sure. What a picture of future of work guru would've looked like and whether. I could have figured that out when i was when i was seven. So it's a it's a really interesting question and it's it's sort of. It's obviously one of the themes now only of my book but of my life I studied at university. My first degree is in literally intellectual. History the history of ideas. And i picked that because it was interesting to me. And it's said how. Are you going to make a living at that. Well you know look. I come from a particular generation where look you. Your mom wanted you to be my mom's recipes. Look they're either. Wanted you to be a doctor or a lawyer or maybe an accountant. Maybe a professor things if they could identify with management consultants bankers venture capitalists inventors. Start up entrepreneurs where we're not on on the list of what we were looking at. And so i think it really goes back to never losing my sense of curiosity and feeling comfortable and having the confidence to pursue my sense of curiosity so whether that was studying intellectual history or taking a year after university working at a small foundation. The robert f kennedy memorial foundation working youth policy in the early nineteen eighties going into the peace corps in part because i wrote a report in the early nineteen eighty s on the peace corps. Nineteen eighty was the Twentieth anniversary of the peace corps in nineteen eighty one and We wrote a report. Remember interviewing jeff less to was the director of the peace corps the in nineteen eighty nineteen eighty-one and i met all these people who had these amazing experiences. Every one of whom said. If there's one thing i would do again in my life i would sign up for the peace corps again so i signed up for the peace corps And i ended up hitting the lottery. I was assigned to be a math science teacher in nepal. That'd be honest kevin. I didn't know where nepal was. I had to look it up. In the world book encyclopedia there was no. This is one thousand nine hundred eighty one. There was no now worldwide web. I literally i went over to and so there. It is just beautiful country. That's situated between india and china. And from there i sort of started to explore more and you know. We talked about occupations earlier. I thought i was going to be a lawyer. So i deferred law school the whole time ours in the peace corps and figured out i was more interested in institutions and how things were and had this crazy idea of going both the business school of public policy school at the same time and then a couple of years after that i found my way into banking and then shortly after that it management consulting which has been a tremendous fit for me I've been in management consulting. Probably for thirty five forty years twenty five years as a partner and it's an occupation where you don't do the same thing ever twice so it's it's really It's really been a jury a journey about curiosity. And hopefully that's something. We'll be able to talk more about in the talk today so jeff. Lots of people have been thinking about and writing about the future of work. You've certainly been doing it for a long time so not the only person to do this. But what led you to write the book and maybe a little bit about how it's different from. Some of the other looks into the future of work. Absolutely kevin i. I love this question. So i've been. I've been researching. What i i now know. The future of work for about seven or eight years started wrote an article in two thousand thirteen on the open talent economy looking at the role of gig workers and crowd workers which was pretty early to identify fateh trend and a couple of years later we wrote a piece on machines is talent looking not just technology as tools but also what does it mean to have robots in a in the workforce. I think what. What's what what's different about. This book are really two things one. There's a quote from albert einstein. Which is that. you can't use an old map to explore a new world and that really is. The essence of the bookwork disrupted which is that to to understand and to navigate and to manage twenty-first-century careers and twenty twenty-first-century century work. We need to have a new set of maps and mental models to do it and that's really the way the book is laid out. I think the second difference In this book is many of the great books that have been written articles on the future of work Don't take a landscape view. They divided up this great work on technology and humans and how they work together. This great work on the virtual workplace does great work on how workforce's are changing the books on the gig economy and the gig worker. There are books on careers. What i try to do. Maybe it's it's it's ambitious is to introduce ourselves as both business leaders and as workers and professionals and students to what is this twenty-first-century landscape and how is it different than the twentieth century. And why is it useful to have these new mental models and these new perspectives for the way. The world is organized. Going forward so you talked about two big things in that in that conversation there in that answer. Both of which i wanted to to address. So let's talk about that. I won About the need for new maps. And i love that because we are of roughly the same age. You made a comment about the rand. Mcnally road atlas in the back of the car. Grandad used to throw me the atlas. And say here's where. I wanna go give me three ways to get there and so i love the rand mcnally. I just read this morning by way that it is one of the best selling books of the first half of this month. So be that as it. May there are other maps right that we need to look at and so talk a little bit more about the need for these different maps and then maybe more importantly what are you suggest relooked at instead of the way we've been looking at things. Yeah so i mean. I love the notion of paper outlets which was stuck between the passenger seat in the driver's seat In in many of our family cars for for many years and of course today some people are using Those maps Many more of us are using some version of Of google maps or or ways actually met the the The founder of ways israel a couple years ago and there are a couple of things about ways that i think are very relevant here. I is when they created ways that technology one of the things they looked at is do we go out and do we buy all the digital maps out there and then improve them then they figured out you know we could actually create the maps. Just by mapping where people are driving and using the data based on where they go sort of interesting. Which is you don't have to ask. Somebody is this road open. Or when is this road going to be built but when car start traveling on that road and transmitting data. That road makes it onto the map right so the travelers are creating the maps not the map. Makers that's very interesting flip and the other is when there's an accident or when there's a diversion you wanna know about that real time right what you also want to know about it. Is there a new way to travel the route right. So we're used to the notion that when you open up your map on your your map if you will not only gives you directions it asks you. Do you wanna walk. Do you want to take a bicycle if there's a bus route the bus route is if there's a train rupe what the train route is. If there's a scooter route where you can rent a scooter. If there's an india where the three wheelers available. I mean all those things are available to you so not only what the roots could be. But what are the different ways that you can actually go on the journey. These are the kind of maps that we need for the twenty first century right so that that's sort of that's sort of number one they're dynamic and they're multidimensional right the other piece. That sort of interesting. sorry. I lost my train of thought the other piece the other piece. That interesting about maps is recognizing that when the world changes you need a new map right so if you go. I spent several years living in india including working in gal which is one of the major cities next to new delhi. And if you were in gow twenty years ago or ten years ago or five years ago or last year. It's one of these cities in the world. That's changing so fast. That whatever map you have is going to be outdated right and in a world changing at the rate that our world is changing. We need to make sure that we're updating these perspectives. And let me just give two examples. Because what i really tried to do in the book is look. It's it's really a from two discussion chavan. We used to think that the way that people in technology worked together was this way but really need to think about it in another way so we used to think and for many years. Were still thinking that people in technology people and robots are in competition right. It's the substitution effect. Right that's what i would call the predominant and old way of looking at it. I think the evolving way of looking at it. The new mental model is how can people in technology work together and complement one. Another to do things working and leveraging the strength of either so. Let's say a little bit more about that I think that when you talk to a lot of people about the future of work and you start to talk about. Ai and people get. The technical term is freaked out. Like what does that really mean and part of it is substitution. I'm gonna lose my job but like what does that actually look like so walk us through for a second. What does artificial intelligence in the workplace. Look like in the in the near term and in may be the longer term. Yes so It makes me a little bit nervous. So i i was listening to one of the some of the sessions you had earlier. You've you've talked to a number of futurists some of whom think it's very difficult to Predict and understand of future I guess and we'll give you two examples but by my view on the future now is we're in a unique position in in twenty twenty one because we all live through twenty twenty and twenty twenty. We all became futurists as ameri slaughter. Who's the president of the new america. Foundation said actually last march the corona virus is a time machine to the future and things that we thought would take five years or ten years took five weeks and some case actually less than that so in an interesting way we we have seen elements of the future in twenty twenty. Things not only happened faster. That's why i call. This book. work disrupted not work accelerated. I think that what we saw in two thousand twenty was not just that things went faster but they literally leaped ahead. You know we had. We started twenty twenty. Five percent of the workforce was working at home part of the time by mid by mid year. It fifty percent. That's ten x we talk about exponential change kevin. We actually sought in in twenty twenty so we know something about the future. Well let me give two examples. I'll try to be quick of just to give a sense and they're very different examples and both of which we talk about in the book. One is the atm machine. The automatic automated teller machine reason. I love this example. Is it's a pervasive technology around the world. Only invented in one thousand nine hundred ninety nine thousand nine hundred eighty and one could have imagined that when we invented the automated teller machine that the number of retail bankers in the united states and around the world would have plummeted because when i was growing up when you went to a bank branch you deposited money and you got money. That's what you did at the bank branch and now that's being done by machine. It's outside the bank. you don't have to go inside the building. It's open twenty four hours right but what happened in the last thirty forty years. We've seen an incredible increase in the number of bank branches. We seen an the the the rate of growth of retail branch. Bankers right has has been an above average growth compared to other industries right. So it's not that not only did not go way. More people are doing it but what happened. They're not doing the same job. Okay a retail bank branch person. Today okay is helping you with loan. It's helping you with a credit application. It's helping you deal with a fraud or cyber issue. That's the last time. I went to a bank branch. I actually had to deal with fraud. Issue a check was whitewashed. Somebody stole the check. That i sent to my dad because he likes the physical checks and and they changed the name and they changed the amount and you know i felt in that situation. I wanted to be sitting with somebody in the bank branch. More people doing the work. Different work work entirely disrupted right. I'll get one other quick example because this is one of the most interesting ideas that i've heard in looking at how affects the way that we work. This is a medical care radiology. Eric topol dr. Topol wrote a wonderful book called medicine and he talks about. What is going to happen to radiologists. Because today what we know is that. Ai algorithms can read digital. Scans as well or better than the average or a really good radiologists right and you know. There's there's two views one is it radiologists. We're going to go away right. That that's the robot apocalypse is humanity. Unleash literally dr. Topol talks about the renaissance radiologist what does the radiologist do when she can use algorithms to make faster and better diagnoses right and what he points out is what doctors get to do. Is they have the gift of time. They can spend more time on what he calls deep care right so yes maybe they can do diagnostics faster. Maybe as of the atm machine they could give the money out. Faster the real opportunity now and this is not an easy question is what is the renaissance version of what you're doing. What's the version people and technology doing new things that's gonna add value and workout for people. Maybe that was a bit of a long answer. But i think it's this change. It's you know all of our work is going to change. And there's a big reinvention component that we're seeing right now. I think that's a really great. Those are great examples in. It's a great point and i think A moment of hopefulness right. Because i have opened by asking by saying people are freaked out and some people are but i think that a lot of people are worried. Well my work's going to go away and what we're saying is what you're saying is working to change and hopefully actually for the better As that changes which is great so you talked a little bit about the pandemic nineteen and and we talked about. it doesn't accelerate. It gives a chance to see the future in real time and that sort of thing. How will that experience that. We've lived through our living through alter the future of work so we're living through it now we're in In the work that we do at deloite we we've and others have talked about trajectory of living through a crisis. The recovery period the response period the recovery period and the thrive period. We're in the extended recovery period right. We are we are. We are still working through here. In the first quarter of of twenty twenty one to two main observations here to to share kevin one is. How do we think about what happened in. Two thousand twenty and what's happening in early twenty twenty. One was covid a detour or is cove in on ramp to a new way of working. Look you know what my perspective is. Honest right it's not a detour right and we are not going back to what we had before we've spent we've literally spent eighteen months in the future and what we're trying to figure out now is what the preferred futures are. What are the directions that we wanna go in the critical. I think right. There is the critical question even in the short term for leaders in organizations and leaders of teams in the next several months is. What are we going to do. Next right. we're gonna bring a being very practical. Are we gonna bring everybody back to the office. We're gonna bring some people back. How often how. In what format in all sorts of i mean. There's some very immediate and practical questions that will be wrestled with this year around that very point. I think that's right. And i think the the key point that well the key point that i want to highlight is when we talk about the future of work. I one of the most interesting interviews of the book. We interviewed a louis. Simon is a labor history professor at cornell. We were talking about employment models and at one point. I literally asked louis. So what employment models is going to look like in twenty thirty are we gonna have more gig workers. We're going to have more part-time workers. We have more crowd workers and lewis. You could We were on the phone. But i could hear him smile and he said well you know. The future isn't predetermined. We have choices. And that's i think that's what's so interesting about the question that you're asking which is where do we go with. Our covert response are covert recovery. And what we do next. We have choices. And i actually don't think the question is how many days a week we should be working in the office and how many days a week we should be working from home. I think the questions that we can be exploring right now is for the work that we're trying to do in ways that work for our professional and personal lives. How do we use all these options that we have in front of us i mean. We're we're recording this on zoom it could be zoom. It could teams. it could be skype. It could be hangouts. There's some great technology but this is this is pretty amazing technology. And are there limitations. Is it in everyone's house and everyone's apartment not yet but we're going to get there but we're close and it's a big priority you know. Bringing the internet to to rural communities and urban desert's is a big priority and i think countries around the world are focusing on it. My point is that we actually have choices to think about. How do we structure the work differently right so that it's more productive that it works better with our personal lives again. I'm working from home. Somebody knocked on the door of you. Know we're living working at each other's living rooms and there are pluses and minuses to that. Not many of us are okay. With the fact that were commuting less right and we're we're also missing some of the social much of the social interaction of being in the office. So i'll give one other example. I think when we go back to the office or go back to the campus or go back to the to the factory. We're gonna look at the way that we use that physical space differently right because work that can be done remotely probably should and could be done remotely but things that can uniquely be done when people are together. Training sessions designed sessions Certain kinds of of strategic and inspirational meetings. I think we'll be more purposeful all about the way that we use physical space in the way that we use remote space and i think the the choices we have going forward become really really quite important in probably needs to be more deliberate than they've been in the past in our work. We talk a lot about being intentional with choices right. And i think that's exactly what you're saying and so on that note. I will say that this episode is being brought to you by our new book long distance teammate. Stay engaged in connected. While working anywhere you can learn more by going to long distance. T may dot com. Because there's a big difference between working from home and being a member of a successful remote team. So one of questions jeff that i was asked after i finish one of my earlier books because as you and i both know you know you finish the book in. There's time before the rest of the world gets to see it and in your case actually in ours as well with the long teammates. Same some really interesting things happened between when you finished and when it came out so my the question i was asking i like to ask authors this question. What have you learned since the book was finished or another wave asking. Basically the same question is knowing what we know now. What do you wish you could put in the book. so i i have the incredible luck. Kevin of sending the book to the publisher. Widely june thirtieth. So i had three and a half months of cova experience The first three and a half months of new york and it is pretty hard. It is actually. It is very hard in new york and I also had the benefit or or not of not traveling for a year. I'm a road warrior early march. I was in tel aviv. That i was in san francisco that came back to new york the first week in march and So i've i've been here march the airplane. I'm sorry i just was the fifth right. People remember and at our at the airlines are calling us say are you. You're a frequent flyer. What are you coming back I think the main the main the one thing that i would probably i one thing i would hit even harder right Is the amount of opportunity that we have in front of us. Right now is a mess. In one of the themes of the book is just riffing on the idea of creative destruction. Some idea that seventy eighty years old from joseph shumpert creative destruction it's interesting More people hear the word destruction than hear the word creative with people you know be. Work disrupted is not about the disruption. It's about the creation. It's about the opportunity and It's it's very hard to focus on that. And one of the ideas that i really try to build on and it's it's a great idea from from carol dewick who has written extensively on the growth mindset so much of this i think so much of what we have in front of us is a function of the growth mindset and the lenses that we put on to think about what is possible and i guess the other point i'll make is I wish that i had. I think we have more of an opportunity to set new directions every day right i know. I've i've heard a couple of episodes recorded in the last few months in and one of the things that you've discussed with some of your guests is you know the role of goals and the role of setting direction. And i think this is a really important time to set some ambitious direction whether it's for you as an individual or as an organizational leader or a community and that's part of the way we look at the story which is options affect us as individuals is business and organizational members and citizens. So you've given us a number of things tangible things to think about. But if i if you had one other thing. One other piece of advice for leaders at any level today What other advice would you be on giradi given to help us. Think about the future of work. What other thing would you wanna leave us with. I think the other thing is a a major part of the book. And my thinking is if work workforces in workplaces are changing and we have this huge set of opportunities What does this mean. For how i lead in terms of structuring careers. What does it mean for the way we actually organize ourselves. And what does it mean for how we lead and manage or or put another way. If work workforce's in workplaces are being disrupted. What does that mean for. Careers organizational strategies and managers. And you know. This section of the book is organized around the idea of resilience. What is a fifty sixty year. Career looked like a one hundred year life riffing on me idea from lynda gratton. Andrew scott wrote a book called the hundred year life and a one hundred year life a fifty year career. It's not you know one two three. It's not train work retire. Our lives our portfolios. Lifelong reinvention. Right how do you build a career of lifelong reinvention as an individual as an organization as thinking about organizations we know and you talked about Teams a moment ago. Teams are the center of action right organizational strategies that are being redesigned around teams and ecosystems. Networks right am. I focused as a leader and as an employee in a worker on my role as part of a team as part of a network and then in terms of leadership and management the expression. I like to bring up the image. I like to bring up. His leaders aren't standing there anymore with a clipboard. They're not exciting. They're not assigning the roster. Who's on the on the bay. Our leaders today and managers today are player coaches there on the field. They understand how the work itself and how the dynamics are changing their focus on individual performance and team performance. But they're also playing multiple roles sometimes. You're a coach sometimes. You're a designer. Sometimes you're a cultural anthropologist. Sometimes you're a psychologist. Actually start the chapter on twenty-first-century management by reminding myself us that when dan economy won the nobel prize in economics. It was really interesting because for those of us who know behavioral economics danny psychologist. He never took an economics class but he changed the way we think about management so i think that my my point is think about resilience across these different eras and then lastly think about the importance of not managing costs and efficiency. Think about what we're doing as leaders and managers and individuals to create value and to create new sources of value in the work that we're doing because it's an innovation that we really create value it's not an optimization and the list of choices before us are significant and i think that's a big a big big theme that we can all take from this from this time so before we finish jeff have a couple of sort of questions not related to the book and the work in the first one is this. What do you do for fun. What do i do for fun in. Kobe is different than what i do. For i did for fun before. So i if you'd asked me this question last year Before march tenth of thirteenth. I would say i travel and i spent time with my family. I have two daughters twenty six and twenty nine ones in utah ones in georgia in atlanta So i i get to do that. But i do that remotely but basically i'm a huge reader and i'm also pretty good. I'm a big walker and a big hiker. So i'm i'm doing about six seven miles a day which i've been keeping up through most of the covert period so walking and hiking and reading are what keeps me busy when i'm not doing the work of deloitte deloitte partner speaking of reading. What are you reading right now. So i you know my my partner. Kate always kids may about the fact that you know you really need to get a book. Day delivered to you from amazon. Yes you absolutely do. The book is a wonderful Physical technology so. I'm actually in the middle of two books. I'm just finishing scott. Galloway's book called post corona which scott teaches at nyu and and He's he's written quite a bit about technology and work. And i really liked this thinking about what's happening next but the books that i'm really into the middle of is walter isaacson 's biography of leonardo davinci. Because i think we have a renaissance moment coming and becoming very interested in in understanding what the renaissance was about and i mentioned earlier the the renaissance radiologists. That was called. Up by eric topol. So those are the things that i'm in the middle of right now. Who who better to think about to learn about the renaissance from mr davinci. So now the question. You've been wanting me to ask from the verb inning. Where twenty learn more about you your work. The book where he won't appoint people jeff. Well the best way to the best single place to learn about the book is to go to deloitte dot com the deloitte website And then deloitte dot com. I somebody will remind you. Remind me whether it's slash or backslash. Trevor one it's supposed to be and then work disrupted shed slash work and you'll see Both the research. That i've done in the writing i've done you'll also see. I think we feel all eleven years of human capital trends research that we've done and we just issued a report In december of last year Which is very focused on Actually the title of the report is the social enterprise in a world disrupted leaving the transition from survive to thrive. So it's exactly what we've been talking about Today on this discussion. Because that's really what we're in the middle of in two thousand and twenty twenty twenty one is transition from survive to thrive jeff schwartz. The author of work disrupted. You can find the book also all wherever you buy books and like jeff you buy one every day so why not make this one next now question for all of you before we wrap up for all of us that have been watching or listening and by the way if you only listen you know you could watch Here's the question now. What jeff is given you plenty to think about. He's outlined a plethora of choices that are before us. He's given us plenty of perspective to think backward to help us think forward the question is what are you gonna do with this because if you don't take any action while this might have been enjoyable might even have been entertaining. It really won't have been valuable in the value will come from the action that you take and i know that jeff and i both hope that that's exactly what you do jeff. Thank you so much for being here. It was a pleasure to have. You can cover him really giant before we go everybody. We'd love for you to join the conversation. Get updates have a hand on how this podcast of an even join us for some of the future episodes. That are live. You can that. By joining our facebook group or lincoln group. You can just go to remarkable podcast dot com slash facebook or remarkable podcast slash linked in slash facebook slash linked in. Give us a recommendation. Let us know what you think. Join the community in speaking of the community. We're here next week. 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REShow: Geoff Schwartz.  Hour 1 (11-07-18)

The Rich Eisen Show

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REShow: Geoff Schwartz. Hour 1 (11-07-18)

"Rich Eisen on demand. Your show your schedule. Fifteen minutes after ball dot com. Check out the casts at richeisenshow dot com. -nology truth. Brought to you by Geico. Truth teenagers, can communicate entirely emojis. Why Bob birthday party pizza slice kitten soccer ball, pineapple truth? It's so easy to switch and save on car insurance at geiko dot com. What are you talking about? Paperclips shoulder. Shrug high five wizard hat what gogo fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percents or more. Rich curry everybody. Welcome to this edition of the rich Eisen show live from the studios in Los Angeles, California. Breaking news coming out of the National Football League to start this here program throw up the X in ano- New Orleans has just signed Dez Bryant who has been lying in wait. Or I don't know what he's been to quite honestly, we assume he's definitely an in depth, Brian rock football shape. Getting ready to roll the New Orleans Saints despite their monster win over the Los Angeles Rams have had an issue at depth at wide receiver. And with Michael Thomas doing what he's doing outside catching everything thrown his way by the most accurate passer in the history of the National Football League. And drew Brees. There was an injury issue at the wide. Seaver spot for the New Orleans Saints, and they looked at a bunch of wide receivers trae Kwan Smith who caught the record breaking pass from drew Brees on Monday night football few weeks ago as Brees broke the record for most yards thrown in the National Football League career, but toward Kwan Smith Cameron Meredith an Austin Carr have been the other wide receivers for breeze combined for less than a hundred receiving yards and only fourteen targets between them over the last three games. So clearly that's an issue that the brass Sean Payton in New Orleans of decided to fix with Dez Bryant. Adding a considerable piece potentially to this offense. That already has mentioned the king of catch radius in Michael Thomas, the most accurate passer history NFL and drew Brees and Alvin Kamara and the rest of that running back group. And Benjamin Watson with his kids on the way. Wow. How about that? And if you wanna talk about if you will lit. Week thirteen. Thursday night football. Both teams coming off a full complement of rest because they both played on thanksgiving. New Orleans at Dallas now Dez Bryant not only gets. His wish all season long wanting to sign with a contender we discussed it at length in the summer when he seemed to turn down a deal with the ravens could have used them. I think throughout this season. And he said that he was getting things I guess handled Dez while he was waiting. So not only does he sign with a Super Bowl contender. For the stretch run. But a team that visits Dallas on a nationally televised game night on FOX. That is gonna be something else and be short a tune in. Right from the get-go. As Jerry Jones plays the tribute video Dez Bryant as narrated by Sean Lee. Jason garrett. I'm sure they're going to clear their throat the it'll be called a Dak friendly tribute video. How about them apples? He got what he wanted. He wanted to play Dallas this year is great, man. Wanna play Dallas they play on Thursday night football. And he gets thanksgiving night against Atlanta. I mean, you look at New Orleans schedule the rest of the season he signed now. So we'll see. Do anything. It's Cincinnati this week. Then their home for Philadelphia home for Atlanta, Dallas, I mean, and then there, by the way, two games left against Carolina there two most important games of the year, technically because it's in division and the team that's closest to them and it's a Monday night football game. So Witt gets to talk about Dez. Oh, man. Three nationally televised appearances for Dez Bryant for a team fresh off. The most statement victory that has been handed in all season long and has a clear shot at a Super Bowl. Good on you. Well done as Brian Jeff Schwartz. Our friend eight year veteran in the National Football League offense of line. He's a columnist for SP nation. We love when he's on the show. He's going to join us in person. Can we ask him his thoughts on this? And the rest of the NFL that kicks off tonight with a huge game in week ten in in Pittsburgh between the Panthers Steelers that's gonna be huge. Okay. Now, you know, I've given up the Knicks, right? I've given them up. Yes. Well, you're not gonna go to the garden anymore. Well, true. That's right. I do love the move. They did with Fidel signing him as their coach. And I'm waiting on the purple unicorn to come back and deep down. You know, I I can't forget my roots. I can't forget my roots as much as I I absolutely despise their owner promise not to go down to where. I'm all here. If you want. I don't even know if you know where I'm going with what I'm about to say here. But I think you can maybe potentially connect dots. Having no choice, but to sit across in here, my rantings and ravings day every. So if the Knicks become really good again that would be I look, I wouldn't I wouldn't deny myself. So I will say this. And I said it when this kid went on his team America domination of Canada with Duke. Over the summer. With zion. Williamson. Putting himself on a regular season. College basketball stage coast to coast for the first time. I tell the Knicks Tiga everything tank it all tanking. Tanka pot of us Rex tank it. Every last game. I, you know, Kristaps big case special k or purple unicorn just stay rehabbing just say, you know, what got a little bit a little soreness little bit of sorts of. I got a little swelling might set me back. Two to three months. I don't wanna see him state Kristaps. Just hang loose. Hang loose. Everybody else in the Knicks. I understand that you're doing. Well, what are our boy Ferrara? He's loving life with the Knicks when they do well and what they're three and let me see three and eight not good enough. Not good enough or not bad not bad enough. If I'm Cavs on the wizards on the sons on the Mavs, I just got off to a poor start in the first ten games. I'm one eight for the I'm I'm one eight to the way home. And I understand that Williamson might not even be the best player on that team. Yeah. Probably not RJ. Barrett may be the best player on right? What I saw from Duke last night against Kentucky. Holy crap. This is this is the greatest show on one and done hardwood, ever the one and done situation that coach K I'm sure years ago turned his nose up towards against maybe between his temples a little bit. But he's all in. I mean, he is all in on the freshman situation. Adapter die, and he has adapted and everybody else is going to just remember just remember the day in two thousand and eighteen slash nineteen. When Duke had a little number four next to its name. On the screen that was killed coming into this season. Fourth-ranked Duke, no longer. I mean, they dunked all over Kentucky. They dunked they were. I mean, everything ks coach K got him all coached up and ready to roll. They've got an all time goat coach with perhaps the greatest talent. We have seen in the one and done era of college basketball. Good luck ACC. Good luck. Good luck. Everybody else. RJ Barrett Zion. Williamson Cam reddish. Oh my gosh. So let's get ready, folks. With the versus RJ conversation throughout the rest of the year. And hopefully, they learn a lot on the campus at Duke this year in class. Could end up, you know, hopefully, just removal their cliff notes. Let them read the actual texts best they can hopefully get an only can on campus there. And then 'cause they're not staying for more than this year. And we talk about the pressure of how long they go. You know, they have to win it all and what does it mean or not whatever, but the RJ versus I on conversation is going to be lit and another interesting. Chitchat that we can have while. We're all waiting for the warriors to win at all. Just add that at that Ed that I mean, the NBA has got so many as you know, we talk about everyday great storylines Lakers. Jimmy, Butler Kawai being as good as he is John s bucks loss last Portland. I know in Portland, we all know that Portland is that team that last year finished third, maybe they finished second this year. Maybe they finished second. Maybe they're the ones that can take that step up in the Western Conference, certainly with the rockets not looking as good as they've looked still waiting for Utah to start playing a little bit better this year. Your Celtics had some issues on the offense of end route true. I mean, am I missing any other storyline? Similar lines. Now adds ion versus RJ while we wait for the warriors to lift the trophy. Wow. That's all I gotta say Rex Chapman is gonna join us on the show to discuss it. He I mean, his Twitter account last night burst through all the politics that was on my Twitter feed from talking about Zion and talk about how his Kentucky Wildcats were just getting inundated. But it was fun. I mean, they're now we're now we're down by forty and it's still, you know, I mean crazy. Oh, yeah. By the way, Kansas beat Michigan state last night in the other game of the state farm. This is ranked number one not for long come on. Please. It's going to be awful tough for my coach to coaches kids up throughout the year as he always does into championship quality and beat that team. That teams just lit, man. Everyone's gonna have a hard time Zion is I on three hundred pounds. Okay. He's to ninety. Okay. He's a biscuit Gye or maybe dukes doing the right thing. And just keeping them a little bit shy of three bills. It's rounded he's listed six seven to eighty five. First time, I time Duke can't be described scrappy. It's grabbing know their powerful. But is there a scrappy they're still has to be scrappy do play right there still has to be? Maybe we'll find out in some sort of garbage time. Kate will be there and Cameron slapping the floor on defense to make sure that they maintain their thirty five point lead. While Andre ward undefeated, boxing champ and a host of the contender on epochs. The finale airs this Friday at the forum to our special brain Adams versus Shane Mosely junior. How about that? Right. Andre ward. Going to join us in studio. Our number two and the very funny Sebastian Maniscalco. One of the. I mean, you could call them the hottest comedian, maybe on planet earth right now. Correct. Okay. One of Forbes highest paid comics on planet earth, and he's just added another show to Madison Square Garden future home Zion. Williamson. Because tank them all New York. They should make that new don't even know because as you know, I've I've I'm not allowed to Madison Square Garden anymore. That's way, I'm gonna start phrasing. Okay. You're not I'm gonna wear it. I'm gonna wear it like that you've been banned tank New York tank New York tank that was the video that used to have was go New York go here. Oh tank putting you know billboards outside, hey, or Kevin Durant. Should they put one up for Zion? They should what they should do is. 'cause Dolan's got the money by tank like an actual Tang in front of the garden. People think it's protecting grant, you know, Penn station underneath and put zion's name on the side and dare Adam silver. To do something about. James Dolan should write a song about tanking. What rhymes with Zion is probably a lot. I don't know what I'm saying is. Oh tie on. Lion. How about this? Just right. It's tank so much easier to rhyme with fleas Knicks tan that kid. Holy crap. I bet you I bet you Jerry West has his eyes on him right now for the clippers to bring him the Los Angeles say, okay, you've got LeBron. Guess what? I got Zion. On how the hell he's going to get that high up because clippers are too good. And they're not taking good. They're not taking no Jerry West. And all these. All time. Great evaluators are looking at him and saying, wow. And then he's not maybe even the best player on a team, right? Jeff schwartz. Good to see you look at you all dressed up in a sport coat that I for me just for your buddy. How many sport coats? Do you own a lot do you? Yeah. I probably four suit. I think and then I have probably like seven eight. Okay. Look at you. All right. Good. Good to see you Jeff Schwartz. We're gonna throw up the X with Jeff Schwartz and talk about the rest of the National Football League. With one of the finest. I will call you sir up and coming analysts in our profession. I really love your your take and your stuff in the way you go about. And of course, we must Booker. You know what I mean? Yes. That's right. Went over my head to Jews on the set is basically with that, man. Oh, man. Okay. We've doubled the number of Jews here on the rich also side. Two and a half. Jeff shorts. We come back here on the rich Eisen show, whether you're competing training, or recovering under armor has created the best performing gear to make you better with two exciting new collections. Vanish and perpetual under armor is ready to help you focus on performance and take your fitness game to the next level. Let's talk about vanish for second. It's engineer to be more breathe -able. So you feel lighter and less distracted. Yeah. So you thought the clothes that you wear don't matter to how you work out. Guess what the lightweight quick drying vanish won't cling or chafe and stretches without absorbing sweat. So it helps you work out better. 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I'd like to give a special thanks to all those who've served in the armed forces for army, the navy the Marine Corps, the air force coach guard and the reserves because of your bravery we can live without fear because of your valour we can soar into the bright future because of your sacrifice. We don't have to sacrifice the liberties that we hold so dear we could not do it without you. Thank you again for your service and all of us at podcast one. Hope you enjoy a safe holiday weekend. Suck -nology truth. Brought to you by Geico. Truth teenagers, can communicate entirely emojis. How why birthday party? Pizza slice kitten soccer ball, pineapple truth. It's so easy to switch and save on car insurance at geiko dot com. What are you talking about paperclips shoulder? Shrug high five wizard hat what? Gyco. Fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percents or more. Hi, welcome back to richeisenshow. Jeff Schwartz his here. Eight year National Football League veteran columnist for Espy nation. Also can your amount Sirius XM radio and a ton of other spots. I love following him on Twitter at Jeff Schwartz. Good to see you here in person, sir, ear would you think of the does signing that happened about an hour ago? Interesting. I don't know where he fits offense. Big never have too many weapons. I just worry that things are going so well New Orleans right now, we heard with Sean Lee had to say about him as far as teammate we saw a little bit at all or nothing series a little bit maybe off by there's not enough time for him to maybe have those bad habits in New Orleans if he is somebody that creates an issue there, then see later. Right. I mean, it's not like they're they're married to him. It's they are putting a ton of of they didn't call up draft choice for him. That will make sense. But I think the signing here is good at this time of year. It was in the week one might be different. But right now, you can never have too many weapons and the the best teams keep getting better. They keep loading up on talent. And other teams just decide to do nothing the Tri del Sean Payton is the perfect coach to to to deal with whatever might be needed to dealt with. Drew Brees is a goat. I mean, let's be honest here this so I in terms of scheme Xs Anoma his abilities. How do you see it fitting into what Sean Payton and drew Brees of clearly put together for a not quite sure where he fits in there skiing because he's not a slot guy. Maybe maybe they envisioned him anquan boldness bowling older. He moving the slot became a real good route runner became a reliable pass catcher. Maybe they view him like that Dez Bryant, obviously, he accepts. He won't be the number one guy, obviously there anymore. Right. And so maybe he will accept a lesser role in that in that position. A good guy in the red zone of big body in the red zone to have. And I think more than anything though, why I kind of do. The signing as does something to prove which is very important, right? Because he's on a one year deal was the be free agent. Now, he can go win New Orleans. And when you win people view, you a little bit higher than if you wanna losing to certainly since it's the first time while we're getting into this year with Jeff towards certainly it's the first time maybe in his playing life. Yes. Where he's not the go-to guy. Right. He's not the number one guy and the pressures of that are not on him. This is house money for him to caress your is if he does not succeed and has the greatest most pass or the history of the league throwing to him six percent of passes complain this year a running game any running game and another wide receiver in Thomas that should allow him a lot of free rein to throw his body around and be particularly physical. So that's why I think for me. I don't see how this doesn't work. Jeff one thing to it's a lotta. The show. They really good. They don't get as mention everything else. Saints off. It's its line fantastic. Though. I agree with everything you're saying. But I do think with wide receivers though, it's hard for them at times to being nothing. Number one guy. I can't recall like many other times when a guy who's been number one for so many years than s to become the third or fourth option. Maybe for him though. I'm just. The way I think your very valid. But I think we haven't I want to see it happen before we sure it's going to happen. But like I said adding more weapons at this point the season for the saints in offense of league can never be about. Well, and Jeff Schwartz here on the rich Eisen show. My guys on game day morning, Terrell Davis. Joined us an echoed the sentiments that drew that Michael Irvin and Kurt Warner had this weekend. When I said, maybe the Steelers are better off without living on Bill coming back and maybe for the first couple of weeks of his transition back. It's going to happen after this Thursday game. He's already tweeted out that he's left Miami. So we're all assuming this at once this Thursday game is over he's going to show up because he has to in order to play this year. So my question for you is can you say that the same thing that adding Levy on bell you adding another weapon in it doesn't hurt Pittsburgh in the same way talking about does here. Well because Kohner such a part of that offense. When Dez won't be such a part of the same. Offense. So would you do late on Bella my opinion? He's too good of a talented just not dress every week or you have to find a way to use him. But Conan's your number one guy, and you can do fun things with bell. You put them in the slot. You have two running backs in the battle. He could find ways to use his talents together together. Yes. But James corner, my opinion should be the number one running back into the rest of these unless he gets hurt off. It's got used to blocking for him different running styles. Connors, one cutting go guy lady on bell kinda hide behind the one scrimmage and find ways to and that's very unique running style, by the way. So oftentimes used to he's running really, well, I would not mess with very much. But I couldn't put bell in there. Like, the Panthers McCaffrey and C J Anderson. We teams Kamara and Ingram. They're same time. Pulling on bell, the slow no-one who's gonna cover him in the slum linebackers covering the slot. Plus you put two backs in the backfield. You get maybe a base defense as well. So matchups there are endless. But he can't be your bell county. More be the guy. Well, it's you'd have to think that that Levy would be fine with. That since part of his his stance all year is he didn't want tire tread, correct? Put on him. So here you go. You're just you're you're going to be a a specialty guy, and they don't let money and make all the money. I think he would love it. But I didn't even he lost. This this kind of hold out like he he's not making the money back in free agency that he lost. Well, again, his I'm in spoken him. But the the way it's been explained to me is that he will be able to earn dollars back ended on a new deal that comes because he'll last longer because he hasn't played this year and that plus minus when you when you take the money that he's given up this year. Right. He'll he'll he'll wind up plus in the end, I don't prescribe to that. But this is the way it's been growing the way. He's he's trying to sell it. He's a running back aging. Those guys agent Peterson. He's doing is remarkable. That's not the norm. Enormous running backs breakdown over the life of their career. I know he missed this year. So he's going to feel fresh next year. But to the running style I brought up before I think it's something we look at. I don't know how. Good is gonna be with a different offense line different scheme. I know he's a great running back in great talent. But he's he works very well with the Steelers run seem very downhill and the big off lime bodies that can move off the ball and allow him that opportunity to hide behind the line of scrimmage and then cut if he goes to the jets let's say or her the Texans. Even today have a lot of cap space need backs those are different run schemes in Texas off. It's not any good. He's not gonna be the same guy. He is. So I think he's taking a risk to of going somewhere. Just not being as productive. He'll get the money. So I think because teams have a ton of cap space, and they'll pay him. But there's no way he makes up the fifteen million dollars. He lost in my opinion. And how about this Jeff Schwartz eight year veteran from the NFL here in the rich Eisen show that Dez gets added late Levy on bells gonna get added. Okay. And so that'll that'll be fun to see. Now. Let's let's talk about Dallas a little bit here. Okay. So Dallas goes on there by week. They acquire Amari Cooper for first round selection. We could say that the overpay. or not he clearly showed on Monday night football. He's got it. He's still yes. He can play some football and get open which is by himself, which is what they need because it doesn't appear that they're scheming people open for Dak. They are not they addressed their offensive line through coaching change in their by. Right. And so then we see what we saw Monday night football. What do you think? Ails the Cowboys and can be done to fix it over the last seven games of their season here fire Jason Garrett, which are not going to do all this now. And that how would that help? They need to brand new offense brand new offense overhaul offense. And I wrote about this this week. Actually, I agree with Jerry Jones. I don't follow him. Now, you find them. Now. You're basically seeing this season looked NFC east is not the greatest here. So you can go on a run somehow make it happen. But we just see NFL now all these offenses being creative and not every coaches any reader, Sean McVay or Shanahan, but we just don't see any creativity with them. And you look at their numbers often officially numbers twenty sixteen really good twenty seventeen little worse. And then this year the bottom look at the plaques numbers. I broke this down in twenty-six Dak Prescott was had fifth most plash attempts, and he's really good pass plans to pass Zeke. So good right freighter. He's going to run it past makes the windows. Open up for quarterbacks. It makes defined reads like safety comes here. You throw this guy. Very easy, right. Net last year. He was like tenth for attempts, and this is twenty fifth like plastic facet. Them's they're just not running offense that suits him to his best. How does something like that happen? It's not like Linda Hannah, it's not like his first attempt doing it. And and Gary is one of the smarter guys. You'll meet in the National Football League who played the position. I just think you have coaches now that elevate themselves, and I think that when things don't go well coaches, revert back to what they know. And that's what they're doing reverting back to let's make everything simple. Let's make it easy. But that doesn't work now twenty eighteen you can't be simple. You can't be easy to be creative on offense. You have to take chances on offense with the office, align they've had was E Elliott. And then we go to twenty sixteen. Also, I think Tony Romo would have gone thirteen and three on that team to maybe fourteen into Dako dropped in the perfect situation. If we keep geared in place for next year, I only we can evaluate. Now, we Dallas can evaluate what that Prescott is. If you bring new coach in innovative coach, you just throw money Lincoln Riley. Come here, please from from Oklahoma. Okay. And do that and we can evaluate duct presser. Because right now is he a franchise quarterback. I don't know. But why can't Jerry in Steven Jones and the Jones family, call meeting with Garrett and with again and say change it. If you don't change it. I think don't you think they have to because then I think again like I said just let me get this out. And then you can respond. Chest. And then you can respond Jeff shorts that Zeke is dynamite. Okay. Amari cooper. They just gave serious draft capital. Which by the way will only improve for the raiders if the Cowboys don't figure this out and the line despite it being banged up is still would you? Call a top tier fell it. Yes. I'd say they're on the top there. The bottom of the top five. Okay. Okay. Bon bottom-top Beasley can still he could beat people. Right. And you've got Hearns is no slouch. You got a young kid and Gallup, why can't they figure out some sort of like change the damn scheme figure it out can not handle it? I'm sure Z Ken. So why can't they figure that out valley? Does that every damn we bell bell checked, by the way, I might him so much because what he does best better than most coaching NFL coach they're catching up to him in this is he will adapt his scheme ever. Single week. I remember twenty fifteen we played I showed this story before we prepared for three different base defensive fronts normally prepare for one we prefer three. We didn't know we were gonna get. He didn't third of the three options a lot when we thought we wouldn't get it really at all. That's what they played all game against us. So they dab. So well, I just think coaches are not as smart as coaches that simple. Like Jason Garrett and Scotland ahead had been passed up in their creativity. And we see other coaches, young coaches who have these brilliant minds are able to scheme of things. These guys aren't I talked about injury often I play for the cheese. My brother there now and his creativity with formations and personnel groupings? They don't run I would say a zillion plays. But they run zillion formations and personnel groupings in often when the balls thrown it looks like the same thing you see all the time but just presented differently and just don't do any of that. It's crazy. Easy. But it's not. But it's crazy if they keep doing the same thing in your expecting a different result. Correct. I agree. That's the definition of insanity. It is Jeff Schwartz. Few more minutes left with him here. I don't want you to speak for your brother and ask you to speak for your brother. Did he expect Patrick Mahomes? We had him on yesterday. He'll so damn impressive Brockman of do which team 'cause you monitor Twitter feed as much as I do. Somebody said I'm a fan of which team is at Broncos chargers, and I didn't wanna like them and they loved it was Bronco. Yeah. You know, I'm family. They hurt him. And he loved them 'cause Hel help but season Azam. And then we heard him did your brother expect us. I think the physical part he did. But the mental part don't think he saw coming quite yet. Now, I will say my my brother often share everything like the interceptions in the preseason. Mitch was like don't worry about it like training camp guys are on the wrong gauge, he's trying things like don't worry about interceptions, which I wasn't any meat to the same thing. Don't worry about him. And he's been great. But the mental stuff like he's if you watch him play, especially from the behind angle you see his head. He'll look left, and he knows is going, right? And just turn right? Throw the ball. I mean that type of stuff the mental processing before the snap has been so impressed in my opinion. He does go with the bowl every single time. He rarely gets fooled. And then when he has to make a play out of the pocket. He just he demoralized defense. That's what he's the most dangerous. Yeah. Right. I actually pre snap. He's he's very dangerous, but it's getting out of pocket and be able he felt he goes from here from here from here. There's always different arm angles on the run. And the bulk it's how quickly he just knows what he's doing it. So impressive mentally physically had the tools but mentally off charts. It's so exciting it released. How how good that team is the patriots are still paying the chargers are getting better every week. Guess by the way, we've got Melvin Gordon coming in here next week. I'm excited to chat with him. Because he he's like the under. He's the underrated early right? Yeah. There's two dynamite backs here in this town. Yeah. And then you look at the NFC you've got obviously the saints and the Rams and the saints are getting Dez and the Rams were as good as they are. And I mean who's the third best team? Do you think? And if see yeah is a Carolina is right now. It's carolina. I think they're playing some really good football Cam Newton's playing better. They did in two thousand fifteen that doesn't mean MVP this year people confusing that he's playing some great football. But he's not if you'll get numbers. He's not exactly where you'd think he would be. So what is it is? It is. It's just his maturing or is it north. I mean seven percent more passes than his career. He's just very efficient this year and north good job of mixing. They ran. They ran an end around reverse a double reverse the day. They ran they all these fun little gimmicky things off to complete a lot of passes their in their defense is just the pesky enough on defense. They're playing good ball, even the south Atlanta's points of your football right now. And they just before we went on the air reserve, and they signed Bruce urban and tastic for them pass. Rush of the big issue with all the injuries. They've had their play some good ball the Vikings. Are are right where they're supposed to be thought. The Packers will be better. I still there are so stale that leads me to one of my final questions for you. Jeff schwartz. 'cause you know, obviously, the NFC south is going to be we're Suming it's the saints Carolinas still right on their heels. Right. And they have to play each other twice still weeks fifteen and seventeen great job by the schedule make us right there. The Rams are taken the west who wins the NFC north to think. You got the Vikings and the and the and the bears three and five three and one and there's always Green Bay where Aaron Rodgers gonna tell them when relax and then ripple seven wins in a row. What do you think if the Packers anymore? I just I don't I don't see that happening. Either of the Viking still bears fan. I tweet about his day. So upset I didn't believe in the bears. But you have a young quarterback inexperience still you have a team in general. That's inexperienced at winning consistently. The Vikings have been there. They were there last year cousins playing at a high level. Now, there's still some concern in big games. He doesn't quite win those games. And that wasn't as full in the saints game. I should say but the Vikings defensively Everson Griffen coming back huge for them just from even just from the playing field, but he's a leader on that team and him being back. I think has lifted that defense up even Vikings winning division the bears might seek in the plan. But I don't think that this is not their year next year is there year after not this year. What about the NFC east? Now that the eagles are coming off the bye, golden Tate. I thought so too and in Washington despite being in first they lost both their guards Trent Williams out to. Yeah. So what do you think in the NFC Joe? Toast with that with those you post you barely have you barely have one. You can barely stand off offense line injury. And the Red Sox have great backup tackle and they're playing without Trent. But you can lose two guards. I mean, there's no there's no doubt fell. I think we've seen washing this year. They're very up and down in my opinion to win the division. We seem played great play. Not even in the middle of games. They play a game down a game. Green game down a game defensively they've gone better. I think the eagles to win that. I didn't go on as a huge pickup for them. They need in that offense. Eat a middle of fuel player. Guy can catch. Shallow crosses and take off which we know goal tastes great yards after the catch. That's a great pick up for them. Last one for you here. Jeff Schwartz the gentleman over there. Chris Brockman is could run for mayor in Nashville Tennessee right now because of titans fans love him. We had a spirited debate. Yesterday. I think Marcus mariota has won the debate about Winston and mariota. There's no debate anymore, and I would take Mario over. Over. Two thirds of the quarterbacks in the National Football League. I take him over half the quarterbacks in the national family quick. He's. He's. Moving. I'm thinking to myself. Okay. You could fill the top third of with hall of Famer. Yeah. Okay. Line hall of famers. He he's playing better on offense lately. Plus, I think he can feel the ball. Right. Even nervy Kinley feel the ball. You got hit. He late by the way in week one against Miami. And set him back lane gabbert how to play a game. Yeah. He's still or to health more half these healthy with with this new office, and he has a chance to yes, Winston fifty four four nine games like seventy times. He's lost the ball something crazy like that. Those two banners? More has one more iota a great quarterback not yet. But he if he can stay healthy health problem. I think you'll be fine. Would you take him over Stafford right now? Oh, man. I like Matt Stafford. So I think that that I would take staffer over Morio. Would you take him over Alex Smith right now for the future? Yes. Okay. For the future. Would you take him over to Bisky right now? Yes. I, you know, the same age, I think Trubisky Trubisky. He's a young. Yeah. I mean, we see what you're Bisky that he's getting better at it. But he misses a lot of easy throws in my opinion. And he does really well early games because it's so schemed up. Yeah. But then later in games when it's not like oh scripted. You don't see in play as well. Thank you. He could be great eventually, but more iota right now, I think if you put him in and that offense that west coast offense the bulls out so quickly really good at that. I like him. I do such a nice kid to he takes the hint to. I mean, he takes hits that kid. He pretended. No me one time those really close. When the Super Bowl radio rose. And I was like, hey, Marcus and went to Oregon to really appreciate everything you did for school. And he goes, oh, yeah. Jeff shorts. Like, no idea. It was never met him before. I never into a game since he was. There was great. Thank you, Marcus. How good your quarterback for the next level? Herbert. Yes. Fantastic. He's he'll be number one draft if he comes out, but you should I don't know why you would stay right. He's really good. It's got a cannon. He looks me right in the ice hall Vic and he plays an offense right now. So boring, Oregon, when's your what your one of your former teams the giants? Would that be would that be guy? They need a quarterback. I think I think we've seen that now that. Yeah. The funny part about that is if you look at the stats like the best of his career, but the results aren't on us. Yeah. I mean, okay. I really I'm a manning. I'm the lost manning, brother. I love Archie calls me son because I've I've asked him to. But with you. It's time, man. It is time. And I love you too. I love playing with him. But you could tell that he he just doesn't trust offense, align he doesn't. He doesn't really feel comfortable in the pocket. Very much. Maybe office was different. It would be different. But I think it's time to get young. And they decided they traded snacks away. They're rebuilding its rebuilt time for the giants. Great to see Jeff short. Really I love our chats. Anytime you come. Visit your family you visit us too because what your family like I said mish book. Good to see you at Jeff Schwartz GAO f f Schwartz check him out on SP nation siriusxm in on a host of other platforms. Get to see you, sir. Where still took our poll question is a great one. When we come back. We'll finally introduced that one Rex Chapman and Andre water. Our next two guests coming up if you're playing to win this NFL season. 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Spain Hour 3

"Mike ward stadium seat finding game tickets hard trae, but being there so much better than not being there are replaced my regular seat with the stadium seat to try and recreate that stadium atmosphere. I appreciate the effort, but I got a better idea use vivid seats to find tickets to the game. They make finding the seats that you want quick and easy. Sounds like getting tickets at vivid seats would have been the easier option. It always is. Welcome to Spain. And fits the podcast twenty four hours ago. We're just having a regular every normal version of Spain and Fitz on ESPN radio the ESPN app. Siriusxm channel eighty then. I'll chaos it is they'll Beckham junior was traded to the Cleveland Browns ESPN radio presented by progressive insurance. There. We thought we knew we were going last night. We thought we knew how the show was going to go. And then we get a mega trade. So twenty four hours later, we're still trying to wrap our heads around it. What all of it means. So we're going to go to the shell Pennzoil performance. I'm we're eight year NFL lineman. Jeff Schwartz joins us. You can hear them on ESPN radio and on Sirius XM NFL, Jeff thanks for some time tonight. Man, we appreciate it. What was your reaction? When you heard that owed about though Dell was traded. Surprise when Jay Glazer goes out of his way, article to mention the possibility of this happening. There's a high probability that he has an idea that this might happen. I mean, I think people thought that was kind of a joke and like Hawthorne article, but you can say things unless he he has an idea of what's about to happen. But did not surprise me. And I I sort of get it from the team building idea of we're not gonna pay a wide receiver kind of a luxury piece on the team. If for rebuilding the problem is I don't know if the rebuilding and if they are doing around thirty you'll quarterback, which again doesn't signal to me a rebel could change in a draft all these leap, but I just think oh Delsing sepcial town. I know he is. And the reasons why they got rid of them. I'm not sure I buy the distraction thing. Yeah. You tweeted, I hope people don't think Dell's an actual distraction because he proposed to kicking net. Once he's loved in the locker room and works as I agree with that. But I'm hearing reports and Anita marks last night on one of our ESPN shows talked about how some of the team tried to enable and please him and then that butted up against a head coach who was not able to find common ground with him. And that they chose Shurmur over OB J that would seem insane to me to not figure out more than one year that those two might be able to work together. Are you hearing that that's what it came down to was the Shurmur OB Jake relationship couldn't be fixed. Sure it is. I mean, they have been lukewarm at at the most. I mean, Pat Shurmur does not seem like the type of coach who is really gonna want someone that has some diva personalities, but here's a deal, man. Why is this? Why receivers are? Okay. They are a position that is. So me, I they are one on one on the edge all the time right there. Job relies on them getting open themselves. Right. They don't. I'm if I don't do my job and four guys get screwed. Right. It's a wonderful a position. So there's no surprise there. These guys are like that some of you have to put up with and for Shurmur not to find a common ground with a guy who just wants to win. Right. I mean, that's that's one thing that I think is he's not doing this to get you wants to win. That's what he wanted. I'm not surprised they didn't get along. But I think that that what you just said she was connections to the giants. That's probably pretty accurate. I think that Shurmur never got along with those L. We're talking eight year NFL Lyman Jeff Schwartz on the shell Pennzoil performance. Spain and Fitz sarahspain Jason Fitz. Walk me through what it's like to be in the locker room on a daylight today when you know, your team just just got worse, and they sided with the coach and not the talented player. What does it feel like from your standpoint from a locker room? Dell or not if you if you like though del then this is crushing right? If you didn't then you're like, okay. Finally, you know, the guys gone that we didn't like or the cancer. Walker was going. I know that that's the way this is being spun right now. But you know, I have to think that if you're player there was I guess they don't wanna have all of them. You kind of realize that this is probably you're probably rebuild. No now, whatever version of that you're gonna be in. And I've been in that one what's Jewish in one year in twenty ten when the untapped year. And I think Carolina we just cut everybody to fourteen off what sucks I mean. You know, the the the game is tough enough the whole process of getting ready every week in training camp. And all that the payoff is winning. That's what feels great. So it's tough when you know, you're knocking to be good. But you know, it's it's April guys are going to be positive about it, don't even if the silly anyways. So after think, they'll look at least, you know, what they've done with your peppers and getting Zeitler in there. And then. The draft picks, and we speak started for what could be a future. They're talking to eight year NFL lineman. Jeff schwartz. You can follow him on Twitter at Jeff Schwartz. I, you know, I agree with you. I guess if you don't like the guy, you're glad he's gone. But if I'm a fan or a player or anyone involved in that organization other than the people up top making the moves. I don't have a lot of faith in the people doing it. Feels to me like these are all moves that should have happened before they should have gotten rid of Eli earlier. They should have upgraded the quarterback to younger guy and figured out the next up. They should have not extended Adele Beckham junior. If they realized that he wasn't the part of the future plans that there's just so many things that it feels like if this is indeed hitting the reset button and rebuilding. Why aren't we seeing them go after some other quarterback and saving themselves seventeen million dollars cap space that is gonna he he's twenty six twenty one or whatever and space, but if they cut him right now, he that's million dollars saved. He's not their future. What what good does it do them to have him this year? Well, it doesn't I guess they're going to draft a quarterback at six. I'm not quite sure they're very conscious of drafting kind of like what the board tells them. It could be Jewish in where asking Murray or gone and then at six like leaps we don't have a quarterback on the board here. We're going to take a pass rusher. It's feels like a year too late. I think your point is last year when Gilman got they should have pulled the plug on the whole thing and trying to figure out now if I if I was a giant like this. I'd be upset because should have drafted sound on the last year, and then you can drop the pass rusher. Six year. Right. And you have the better quarterback, Donald Donald. I think it'd be better than Murray or has or walk or or gang Jones. You would've had to drafting running back just make any sense to me never did too. I know saquon Barkley great talent not gonna win. You games quarterback. Is what wins you games? I would've rather than than did that maybe in that situation because Sam Donaldson cheap you keep down. You figure out a way to make it work. But they just whenever they don't wanna get rid of you. I and I love you. I play with you like, he's fantastic. He's a great, dude. But to to not think his players flipping really naive. Just walk me through the mindset in your mind, cause you just mentioned the quarterbacks in the draft. If they look at these draft draft Murray and Haskins, and they just don't feel like either one of them is truly a franchise quarterback. What do they do? You live, and they're gonna make excuses that we know they're gonna make which is you didn't have any weapons off. It's like play poorly. I mean, and and I guess next year you can look at it will get next year, you're going to have to and you gotta have Herbert, and you're gonna have from and eastern over Washington, and you're gonna wanna options next year. So if you're on the top five next year, then then, you know, you have an opportunity drought someone, but it doesn't feel like I get a fan. I I would feel like they haven't really committed to getting like you lied to be done. It doesn't. I don't know. How I don't know what they could say that would be the commend like looked eve is last year here. I don't know what that would would have have to say to believe them. But if you're giants fan, and you heard, you know, what this is for you. This is last year here and next year moving on or whatever report came out with someone just lead to report saying, hey, this for giants fans might feel better. But there's no sense that ever going to have to keep Eli until they get someone else in that could be. Year could be the year after could be whenever you guys can go ahead. I just had a quick question for you before we let you go. We have heard Dirk Nowitzki say that in the NBA, it's more about internet likes and brand than it is about winning these days, and there's not connecting the same way. You know, we saw a bunch of disgruntled players, including Levy and bell. Who said it's less about the money as it is about being validated. And given what I think I've old how different you think in the couple of years, even since you played those lock rooms are an emphasis on winning or being a part of a winning culture versus just having your brand and your and your salary prove that you're great. Has always been there. As far as you know, you wanna get paid like shoe per start. If you're the best position, you want to be paid the best that that's really a way for everyone to know that you are the best. But now it's different now because of free agency guys get a top dollar that really aren't the best at their position. If I think that the social media has made it to where you know, they released last night. I went to sleep for it. But I do think one thing that we're we're we're looking overboard here is I think people wanna view on I think he made financial stake. But nonetheless, he got paid and what Tokyo Brown did not ask for trade. I'll, but he's obviously gone. I don't think there's a big player empowerment movement coming if we weren't that player empowerment, we have to have a better CB like hope the guys that are cheering everyone on social media round. The players will be the same players. They're stepping up when it comes time to say, I'll games in the next CPA to get what we want. And and and never are. So I hope that this time. That's our that's retirement. Are Tom is getting better CBS. So, you know, there's we have more guarantee money. Let's say or penalties for whatever it is. We have more money, and it's not a problem. So I hope that when that time comes in twenty twenty one the players are just as excited to go. So should be talk about that. Follow him on Twitter at Jeff Schwartz. Jeff, we appreciate your time. Next hanging out with us. My friend goes ESPN radio presented by progressive insurance, making it easy to bundle your home and car insurance straight ahead. A few weeks ago, we tiered up over a space Rover dying on Mars tonight. Are we really getting misty over a move and NFL free agency Spain if it's on the radio next Spain and fit CENA Fitz on ESPN radio the ESPN app and siriusxm channel eighty Sarah. Spain Jason Fitz. What's happening now, sir? Like, we're at the spot where all of the announcements are being made for the things that we've been hearing for days are happening. So finally teams are tweeting out trades and signings that we've been talking about for three days, but it's not official until Twitter tells us it's official. That's the way the world works so Twitter on fire as the Jags announced their signing of Nick foles. And what's amazing is eagles fans who let's face. It have a reputation as sometimes being let's say hard hardened. We'll say that way they they've gone to the comments section to immediately. Let everybody know that they love Nick foles. It's all like take care of our guy. We love him. You've got a good one there. We miss him already. I mean, it is it is the feel-good right now on Twitter from the eagles to the Jags is really it's an American treasure. It's magical, it's unexpected. It's the internet not being trashed, which is just rare. And listen, it's a very specific circumstance where? They've got their quarterback in Carson Wentz. Not everybody. There believes that he's the guy some of them actually prefer Nick foles. But they're in a good position to have success. They've got their quarterback. And then they've got this guy who was there Super Bowl MVP that's been a savior to different seasons in the postseason for them. And instead of being bitter or angry, they really wish him well until the comments are just I mean, it made me emotional like take care of our boy with the hashtag Bedia in which we know that stands for that doesn't really make me cry. But it's nice nickname. There's someone gotta shrine. It's got his book and some candles lit and some eagles notebooks. You know, there's there's some there's some really sweet stuff going down in the comments. And my hat's off if I were wearing a hat to these Philly fans for this being a class act and also made me want to cry also of note, Blake Bortles has been released which that'll happen. They've decided according to pro football talk. They've decided it's not opposed tuned. I designating which means a cap charge will be sixteen point five million dollars all this year. So at Blake to the like, I'm starting to think we can make a Madden team of dead cap money. Oh, yeah. That is a lot. I mean ten at this point now between Nobel Beckham junior in Tonio Brown and Blake portal's they're eating a salary cap by themselves. It feels like the way they're going, and and the other part of it. That's that's funny. Is that four does is going to get a job? I mean, somebody out there wants more. You know, imagine being the kind of person where the sentence was just said about the funny thing is he's going to get a job. Somebody's gonna want him. That is that is fair by the way spot track. Just tweeted out the twenty nineteen dead cap. Hit leaders. These are these are cap numbers being charged teams from players that are no longer there and Tonio Brown little over twenty one million dollars. Blake Bortles at sixteen and a half. Joe? Flacco it sixteen Odell Beckham sixteen in Dhammika sues still. Costing Miami thirteen point one million dollars and Nick Perry cost in Green Bay eleven point one. That's in good. That's a staggering group numbers right there. So we talked about it yesterday right at the combination of the cap going up in the NFL, and then perhaps players being perturbed enough to to work their way out of deals much earlier in big big contracts than ever before. Blake Bortles going to be the starting quarterback for Miami. I called it here. I he barely asked to move. Oh, just kidding. The car. You can go down the street. And hey, guys, am I better than what yet we'll save? You should go to Philly and the backup to wants my God that would be amazing, by the way, I wanted to mention fits because you teased us crying over the Mars Mars Rover the curiosity Rover a couple of weeks ago, and I never had a chance on the show to bring up that it came back to life it resumed operations after switching computers. We had all those cartoons about the death of the curiosity Rover that were heart tugging at my heartstrings and had me literally crying. The show as they were anthropomorphized this Rover and making me sad about it. But there was a computer reset and it triggered the Rover safe mode, and it came back, and so it's out of safe mode. And it's back doing new experiments and operations in the clay and our babies back, Sarah. I don't have a lot of cool points. And I know that, but I'm about to lose all of my cool points here with this with this. This quick story. The one cartoon I got to watch his kid was transformers, obviously. Right. And and like every kid that's my age watch transformers all the time. So the excitement when transformers the original animated transformers movie came out in the late eighties early. Nineties was real until they killed all of the characters including Optimus prime. They killed the leader of the autobahns in that cartoon, and there was such an uprising of disappointment from fans, and they nobody would buy the toys. Everybody was so upset they had to bring Optimus prime back through some rant random storyline. I'm now learning that that's actually true. That's what you're telling me is robots can die and come back to life. So the training now is quite a circular journey. We we went on with you. Who doesn't immediately? Go Mars Rover. This makes so much sense. Spain and Fitz on ESPN radio sarahspain Jason Fitz. The college basketball season is winding down that means. It's time for the Windies wouldn't watch the John wooden Woodman's player of the year. Ward presented by Wendy's is the most prestigious individual honor in college basketball, awarded to the country's most outstanding player who was also making progress towards earning a degree could ESPN dot com. And search wouldn't watch for the list of players on the wooden award twenty eighteen nineteen men's national ballot. Andre hundred Virginia dukes RJ Barrett. Our favorites. Also, gotta give cash Winston a little of Michigan state doing great things. It's brought to you by. Wendy's proud sponsor of the twenty nineteen John r wooden player of the year and the maker of the single greatest cheeseburger, an all of history, the junior bacon cheeseburger, it's a delight by the way sent you any free ones have they haven't and try. I mean, I I don't any more transparent. My love of junior bacon cheeseburgers, like I'm eating clean this year. I would go off the wagon Virginia bacon cheeseburger, that would be the. Thing that would send me that that would finally semi off the wagon is that no you're allowed. Okay. Thank you. By the way, you, and I we haven't told anybody this yet have we we're going to be hanging out and do a little college basketball fun. That is true. We are weak. But now you did. Well, now, I'm announcing what four to six AM or hanging out on ESPN next day on ESPN proper coming on some strangers some celebs and see you up. There's the the bracket marathon challenge is about to get the get going, and we're going to be doing some fun. I mean, that's a that's our plan will be deep diving into some fun. Yeah. We'll be doing some fun. That's a fair thing goes the last shred of credit. You had I had none. I had have you started working on a bracket yet at all not even close, although I have some questions about the after yesterday. Now that was like the one thing we all thought we could count on the always said Inzaghi, they're always they're always going to win that we're good. And then along comes Saint Mary's the. Number of times, like even talking to Sean farm what we've been like who's the best team in the country and Shawn's, Gonzaga, you're saying then. I don't know. But we'll see how it all plays out. That's I don't know. I don't know how integrity in my bracket. So good news. I don't have to make a definitive decision about how I feel about Integra. I can just like him at one time. And then the next bracket be like totally over it. It's great that. Yeah. The only thing I know is that I've been told to bring onesies and things are going to get weird. That's all I know. So good about that that that's that's fair, by the way, the work thing. You're talking about still right? Yes. Yes. Yes. Well, ones these ones these for the tournament bracket on Tuesday for him. That's all I'm saying rumor is there will also be a one for you to Sarah. So, hey, don't. Yeah. I don't I don't wanna spoil the surprise or anything. But it's pretty awesome pumped. I'm probably not going to be the right size last time. They ordered a bunch of stuff on Amazon from Asia. And I was like, oh, yeah. I'm not a large in Asia. Well, not gonna work. I don't even know how to respond to that. Straight ahead ESPN's. Cleveland's Emmett golden helped us break the OB J news last night. He's back next. We'll find out if he's figured out what to do with his hands. We'll do it next pain fits, dude. Your nose bleeding. Yeah. I think I might still be believe what happened. I thought I had good seats at a game that was stuck in the four hundred that was three days ago. They were super high up. I felt like I was somebody Everest look next time just go to vivid seats, tickets are a hundred percent authentic, and you can even see where your seat is before you buy. It can't believe I'm going to say this your genius. Will you welcome? I kind of am we're on the earn ten minutes. Maybe we should get that Kleenex out of your nose. Spain and Fitz. It's the first for the show we fell in love with Emmett last night when he dropped the Ricky Bobby line. And so we're having him back the very next night. Unlike swingers, we didn't listen to the rules. We didn't wait a couple days to call call them. The very next day is true love Spain and Fitz ESPN radio the speed app and Sirius XM channel eighty Spain and Jason Fitz. Yes. PM rate is presented by progressive insurance. No pressure for the second date Emmett. It's ESPN Cleveland's Emmett golden on the shell Pennzoil performance line. He helped us break the news last night. Then went live and talk to bunch of Browns fans all night on his own show. So Emmett like some up for us, obviously Browns fans are pumped about the acquisition of Dell Beckham junior. But give us some of the flavor of what they're saying in Cleveland. I mean, basically would there say a lot of s bombs dropping. I'm not talking about profanity. I'm talking about the word Super Bowl always at some that never been said in Cleveland, at least not in my thirty nine years of life. I it's fans really pumped up and fans are excited about what could be. And that's why you know. I kinda compared to win the Brun came back. And it was like, yeah. You know, the Cavaliers have a shot to win something and mess with fans in Cleveland feel like right now that the Browns are serious everybody believes, they're definitely the toast of the AFC north. And we we would all be surprised here. Cleveland they didn't they up with them at the top of the AFC north. But a lot of excitement feels to not talk about a terrible football team. I don't even know how to do show without. Figure that out sit crutch is a lifelong raiders fan. I can help you with that all day long. Is it all happening too facile? Like, if we have we gone a little too crazy too quickly for this. Yeah. I mean, it's it's March, you know, I mean in Browns fan have been allowed to have this type of fun, and in that about, you know, talk to people really just around the country, not just around the city, but around the country, everybody's saying like, hey, you know, what we're really happy for Cleveland, Cleveland, desserts, pulling they great fan base. And it's not, you know, people putting sauce on it. When they go all the Browns fans, the best Browns fans are awesome. And h this changed a lot of terrible terrible regimes bad coaches, bad GM and transplant we have something to get behind. So. Yeah, everybody's going to I like to call the jump out of a tree. Everybody's gonna jump out of this reasoning where they fall, and you know, smile and have fun, and you know, as many camps and training camp start. Then that's when the excitement really be staying in fit sarahspain and Jason Fitz talking to Cleveland's Emmett golden earlier in the show. I was saying that last year I got a little word for Cleveland fans because we went from. The celebration of tie as a crowning achievement to all we're going to have ten wins and be in the playoffs. And I felt sad that I wanted. It's not that. It's not that quick success is bad. But there is then the loss of the moment of truly enjoying it. Because you jump straight ahead to so much hype. That does chance you can't live up to those expectations, and it becomes immediately back to being disappointed is this going to fast after all the failure over the years. So I don't think it could go fast enough to be honest with you. You know? Fortunately, the Browns have a listen to same. You know, looks like a pretty good general manager John Dorsey found the one thing that Cleveland Browns likley around fan and had since Barney polls are and that's a quarterback and accuracy and Baker last year. You know, he wasn't perfect. But he was pretty good. When he did make a mistake. We saw him. Correct. Those mistakes. And that's what you wanna see from a young quarterback is not to continually made the same station. Baker didn't do that. And that's why everybody is really excited. And I honestly when looking at this team, I think guys like Baker Mayfield like Dale Beck of junior. Jarvis Landry Myles Garrett for that matter. They all want expectations. They didn't come here for people to go. Hey, if they win five games of the pretty good year. They want high expectations and expect them to not only break the high expectations. But let's motivate them to do something really, really. Issue. We're talking ESPN Cleveland's Emma golden on the shell Pennzoil performance line. So let's go from James scenarios to realistic scenarios in your mind. What really stands out as a realistic and point for the the Browns this season. I've definitely seen him winning be a nor with the exception of the ravens who made some moves today. Every team has got worse except the Browns. You could probably even are maybe the ravens get still, you know, having come back to what they've lost after a few days. So, you know, the expectations of one in the AFC north the real, and they should be there. Personally. I believe you have to get their means before you can get there and win a live from the make the playoffs with the Super Bowl. I mean, it'd be great. I'm not gonna root against it. But I'm not expecting it. It's fun to talk about. But it's really really tough to get there this fast, especially when you have so many young players listened extremely young football team. So like spec them to get in the playoffs. You know, maybe maybe when a playoff game. But that's as far as they go this year. But I mean, that's leaps and bounds light years away from where they were just two years ago. Staying Airspan Jason Fitz. Talking ESPN Cleveland's Emmett golden, you know, better than anybody. As you mentioned you've made a living of talking about a trash football team. Where are there still hold on this team because if we are excited about a potential for postseason and everyone's talking Super Bowl besides the first year head coach who's never been a head coach where else do you see places where this team might still need a bunch of work? Well, then you linebacker, Christian kirksey. Pretty good Joe show birds pretty good there's folly, but the Browns they released Jamie common, you know, a few days ago. So they need to reseal physician mayor and they've yet to really find someone of that caliber starting caliber a linebacker in the NFL. So they need to to place that and they also they gotta find out who's going to replace your borough peppers. You know, real pretty good last year was great. No. But he definitely was a solid strong safety. And he he actually helped the Browns win a few games. I remember the falcons teach lamb door the goal line with a huge, you know, that ended up hoping to win the game. So they have to replace that. Then Austin Corbett who is taking over a guard. He's a rookie who didn't play. This is the second year rather last year. Look you see the place. He couldn't get on the field. So those are the three areas where there's let's see. John Dorsey can do but at this point, Doris. He's playing with house money because there's nothing than Cleveland Browns fans are going to be critical of fan the nearest gonna trust everything he does. And so far so good. So there's still some time. And I think he'll be able to feel those home. Hey, it real quick before. We let you go. There's been so much conversation about Beckham junior and his personality not being able to mesh with Pat Shurmur the coach of the giants. How do you think he'll mesh with Freddie kitchens? I think you'll mesh other really well Freddie's laid Bank, easy, going guy. He is honest. He tells you where you stand in for me. It's not so much about odeal by the end of Freddie as long as Bill by the Baker and Baker buys in the Fred if the quarterback in the head coach have tight relationship and the guy like Baker who relates to everyone on this pain from the deal receiver to the grunt work offense of linemen like he can he really can relate to everybody. So as long as everyone trust and believes in Baker and Baker says, yeah, he's my guy. He's the one that's going to lead. It. I don't think they'll be any issues at all Spain and its thanks for your time. And maybe we'll make it a all the show tomorrow. Otherwise, it would ask you out right away. I feel like we got to third date status. Right. We'll maybe we'll just call him on her off tonight. We'll we'll all call thin. And then they'll patch you in. Hoping game from eleven to one on Saturday night. So I'm just to on the person if you stay up really late on the Saturday. We'll loss docu on Facebook. Whenever it's back up our long national. Thanks. No problem. Thank you can follow him at e Goldie eighty coming up. You'll get the ACC tournament on ESPN radio. So that means like I said our Lascaux the week. So we gotta do sports Tinder before we kick off our long weekend. It's neck Spain and bits on ESPN radio being and Fitz and Fitz on ESPN radio the SPN app and Sirius XM channel eighty Sarah Spain and Jason Fitz. The NBA is on ESPN radio. Tune in tonight as Durant and the warriors. Although Durant won't be playing. Take on harden and the rockets presented by indeed coverage begins at nine pm eastern on most ESPN radio stations still his team still be there. I'm guessing. But yeah, he's out for injury. We have heard Steph say that tonight is a night that they can make a statement against the rockets who have won nine in a row, by the way, but Drenthe won't be playing. So we'll see if they do make that statement. They've lost six ten I think fit. So we one of those regular season games. You actually want to watch. You're absolutely right. Because that's keep in mind that the west is still out there. And I know that we just presumed into there. It's still for anybody to take we continually presume that the warriors are just gonna turn it on this year. And man, maybe maybe they always do. But God, I mean, the rockets are playing well in the warriors aren't and I don't know what that means long term. But right now, it's fun to watch makes makes some good basketball. It's our last show the week guys. We are off the next two nights. But we will be back next week. So before we leave you for the long weekend. We have to do what we always do on our Fridays or versions of Friday's sports tender. That's right. Not necessarily sports tender. We take a bunch of topics. We ask a question, and we wipe accordingly if we wipe right? We agree if we wipe up we super or like, an agree swipe left we disagree and the one that we invented down swipe down. I hate it. That's right. Thankfully, not something that can happen in real Tinder 'cause that would hurt a lot. If just wipe down on you. But let's start with this one. This is a craze. Zi story that sounds fake. But it's one hundred percent true. A man was snorkeling the South African dive tour operator, and he was nearly swallowed by a wail. He was swept into its jaws during a sardine feeding frenzy and the fifty one year old actually swim his way out of the whale's mouth. The question. I have for you is will this deter you from snorkeling? Oh, that's easy. I'm going to swipe down. I hate it. No. Yeah. Yeah. Whale's mouth like that's an adventure. Right there. That's sort of figure about it. Like, the number of times the rest of your life. You get to go to the Barmby like, well, you know, it's not like that time that I was in a wheels mouth swing my way out of it. I'm not even a good swimmer. And I want to take this on just so that I could say I survived a wail. I mean, the reason that there's not a lot of times you'll be able to say that is because you're probably not surviving. Yeah. Not a lot of times you'll survive it because the fact that he did is a miracle. He'd and no one's gonna believe you who's going to believe you if you actually say, hey, I once got swell the good news for this guy, by the way fits their photos. This e did he pull instead of being like, oh, we can't do anything. We can't do anything to help him. They were like, let's record this. This is good stuff. I mean, I don't know. Like once I realism in the wheels mouth, and I feel like I just gotta pull up by phone in like selfie the rest of video of me. That's why you should always have gopro. My answer is swipe down. I hate it. Yeah. But not because I think getting swept into a whale's mouth would be a good story. But because I love snorkeling so much. It's one of my favorite things ever. And I will never be deterred a less. I actually personally swept into a whale's mouth in which case. I might find a new hobby. I don't know I still like the south of the water screaming dead. You see? I do love a good story. Sometimes I make them up if they don't have an organic next bar. Let me about the time. I escaped Wales. Mouth and then use the photos because they won't know. It's not you. There you go. The next story is a is another near tragedy. When eight thousand bottles of ranch dressing had to be cleaned up. After a truck crash a tractor trailer carrying wrench dressing crashed into a creek, and the cleanup proved to take a lot longer than many head and -ticipant. Did they spent five days picking up an estimated eight thousand bottles of ranch dressing along the little Khanna Kiew, Greek male. Male the pronunciation there. Question is as we look at this sad. Eight thousand bottles of of ranch dressing is ranch dressing the best condiment. I am going to swipe down. I hate it. Eight rant occasionally you'll get a decent brands like from the homemade ranch department. Barash is glorified mayonnaise. And I hate mail mayo on rang with HIV. No, I am all out. So are hidden bell ranch. Nope. I'm all out like you're just putting some seasonings in a mayo. And you're trying to pretend that you're male bigger than it is it isn't your interesting gross. Don't want it. I don't want it on a salad. I don't want to dip my fries in it. I don't want my ranch anywhere near anything. I'm a little upset that you've now made me connect ranch to mayo in ways, I never would have before. 'cause ranches delicious. But mayo super gross. The only time you can eat mayo is if it's some sort of like Chipotle Email. We've added enough flavor and color that it doesn't look like or taste like regular mayo anymore. Because mayo is trash, but now that I think about ranch being similar to male. That's. A real problem. And really the only difference is the consistency. And a little bit of the coloring. This is a real problem for me. But my answer is swipe left. It is not the best condiment. It is a delicious condiment, and it's great with stuff like wings or celery. But in the end, I do not put ranch on my fries or many other things because the best condiment is barbecue sauce via Slee. I'm with you on that. I love barbecue sauce there. We have found the most common ground we will ever because I cut it on fries. Put it on put it on put it on baked potatoes. When I was a kid and put it on some wild rice sauce. Yes, I'm running. But to be fair the best viral video of someone interrupting a political rally was when the woman said excuse me. I'm just trying to get some ranch in Iowa. Now. That's that's good never had barbecue. But best jingle. Me bug. Maybe maybe back maybe lease. Thank you. That was all about barbecue. Owl's also hit us up. Yeah. Julie's barbecue sauce and Jewish tender. Yeah. Sports moving on. This is a real life thing that happened. That sounds worse than it is. But the result is similar a plane had to turn around after the mother on board realized her baby was back at the terminal. Okay. So on first reading your like, how could you possibly leave your baby in terminal and not realize that it's not on the plane with you. Now, the details appear to be that the baby was with the woman sister. So the baby's aunt who boarded the wrong bus at the terminal and never ended up on the flight. And by the time the woman realized that they never made it on board. She made the plane turn back around which is significantly less terrible than just boarding. You're playing excited to go on a trip and forgetting that you left your baby back there. But sgt. Still terrifying. I mean, that is terrifying. I'm not gonna it's with an adult that you know, and all that. But still not ideal. I'll go give you that. I'll give you that. Which leads us to the question because this is very similar to something like say, home alone. Right. Our most movies scenarios in real life. Not actually that funny. I am going to swipe right and look and feel really bad for this. This like, you know, you realize you don't have your baby on the flight. But also feel bad for everybody else in the fight has to go back to the airport re-lane. So you can get your baby. All right. This is not funny. This is not funny. I mean, we're not just figuring that it was going with nut funny because you're worried about the baby. No, no, no, I'm worried because you made the people on the plane. I gotta connect a lot of times. You don't have a lot of time for connection you're gonna make me turn back around. I'm never gonna make my next flight who's gonna take care of that your baby. Okay. Well, no the baby probably can't afford to get you knew. Connecting flight are most movies scenarios in real life. Not as funny. My answer is swipe up super like. Yeah. Listen, occasionally, the things you watch on on a movie, you're like, oh that would actually be a blast. But most of the time they're funny because you're cringing at the terribleness of the scenarios the hangover, for instance, in real life. Not that funny. If your husband's shows up missing a tooth with a weird tan fell asleep on a roof in barely barely made it to the altar. That's not funny in real life. I just love the concept to getting to the alternate me. Like, I don't wanna talk about it. It'll just never happen again. And then she's like, okay, cool. Yeah. Let's still get married. I'd love to know that I still feel totally comfortable dedicating the rest of my life to you got the white one two. I've now gone off on babies in ranch dressing in the segments. Are you gonna be quickly last one? Some Upper West side are suing neighbors for building a basketball court inside their apartment they claim. It's really noisy. And they're now going to try to victim the people with the courts say, it's just a normal cute little room that they added a couple lines on the floor to make it look like a basketball court, and it's just cute two boys. They sound proofed at it should be fine is ball life. Oh, ominous swipe, right? Take out you know, what plane during regular hours? It's the neighbors need to get over it. I'm going to. Swipe left reason is even though ball is life sleep is more life. That's fair. And I do like tiptoe in the apartment I'm in. Now like, I literally tip toe in my socks during the day. Because I don't want to interrupt the people below me. But maybe I'll rethink us and just build a basketball court. There you go. Thanks for listening to the Spain and Fitz podcast. Listen to the show six to nine PM eastern on ESPN radio and subscribe to the podcast on the ESPN app. Spain and Fitz.

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"It's ten trivia questions on the hit. Abc family sitcom the goldberg. 's this is trivia with bots. Be welcome to another episode of the trivia with buds podcast. I'm your host ryan buds. Thank you so much for checking out the show. And today we've got a great little quiz on one of my favorite shows the goldbergs. Now this show has been on for. I think seven seasons at least six. Maybe seven and i do love it quite a bit. There are a few clunker episodes in the last few seasons. I feel like it's kind of getting wrapped up. They can't do much more with the characters and things. But i do love the nostalgia of it and the whole idea of the show is great. So if you have been waiting for goldberg's trivia episode for quite some time we've been doing this show for almost five years. We have not done goldberg's before as far as i can remember. So we've got questions on berry. Murray and bev and adam and The sister's name which escapes me right. Now erica there there. It is on today's episode. It should be fine. And i think you will dig it. I will highly recommend watching ted lasso again. If you're looking for a great show. I think i mentioned it on one of the previous episodes but we just watched all of ted lasso might watch it again. And i just finished broad city season five episodes of that that went out with a bang and a cool way. I never finished it last year when it actually went off. And now i'm in the middle of letterkenny i'm on season five of letterkenny. So that's what. I'm watching these days. Let me know what you're watching. Drop me a line. Ryan buds dot com always looking to hear from listeners of the show and thank you guys so much for your support on patriot. Patriot dot com slash trivia with buds rewards. Going out this week for the month of march early sent out a book for the book club of the month kindle digital of great eighties nostalgic book for nerds. I'm just gonna say for nerds. And i forget the name of it but it's all about the culture of dungeons and dragons gi. Joe and he man. I believe and that is the one i sent to everybody to read. I can't wait to read. It sounds awesome and you can join in all the fun at patriot. Dot com slash trivia with buds. All right ten questions on the goldbergs. We're gonna do it right now here. We go goldberg trivia. Question number one. What is berry's favorite hockey team number one. What is buried goldberg's favorite hockey team number one question number two. What was the name of the band. Erica formed with laney lewis and her former college roommate. number two what was the name of the band. Erica formed with lewis and her former college roommate number. Two number three and other music related question. What musicians did jeff schwartz. Follow for an entire summer number three. What musicians the jeff schwartz. Follow for an entire summer number. Three number four. What does beverly goldberg call her group of friends with beverly goldberg call her group of friends question number five when murray tried to buy his sons wrestlemainia tickets. What kind of tickets did he get in. Stead number five when murray tried to buy his sons wrestlemainia tickets. What kind of tickets did he get instead number six. Which restaurant does the family to erica's birthday number six. What restaurant is the family goto to celebrate. Erica's birthday and number seven which horror icon made a guest appearance on the show which horror icon made a guest appearance on the goldbergs number. Seven eight nine ten to close out. This goldberg's quays number eight what classic. Tv actor plays murray's dad what classic tv actor plays murray's dad and number nine. What was the name of the two season spin off of the goldbergs. A spin off of the goldbergs that lasted only two seasons was called. What number nine and number ten. What is tim meadows characters. Profession on the goldbergs number. Ten what is tim. Meadows characters profession on the goldbergs. Those are all of your trivia questions for today. We'll be right back in just a second. See if you've got those nostalgic eighties answers. We are back with goldberg's tree answers. Let's see how you did on one of my favorite shows from abc number one. What is married. Save hockey team. That would be the philadelphia flyers the flyers number one number two. What was the name of the band. Erica formed with laney lewis and her former college roommate. They were the dropouts the dropouts number. Three what musicians digest schwartz filed for an entire summer. That was the grateful dead as a lot of hippies like to do number. Three the grateful dead number four. What does goldberg call her group of friends. The yet does her number four number five win. Murray tried to buy his sons wrestlemainia tickets. He got wrestle festival tickets instead wrestle festival number six. Which restaurant does the family go to celebrate. Erica's birthday beefsteak. Charlie's one of my favorite episodes of the series. Maybe my favorite episode or the whole thing takes place at dinner. That jeff is experiencing with the goldberg family for the first time. It's the best number seven which horror icon made a guest appearance on the show. Freddie krueger freddy kruger from a nightmare on elm street played by robert england. He showed up on the show in. I adams nightmares number eight. What classic tv actor plays mary's dad. Judd hirsch from taxi judd hirsch. He's a real curmudgeon on this show and number nine. What was the name of the two season spinoff of the goldbergs. I wanted it to work. I like the idea of it. But it just didn't take off. It was called schooled schooled and number. Ten what is tim. Meadows characters profession on the goldbergs. He is a guidance counselor at the high school guidance counselor. That is your quiz for today. I hope this episode inspire you to watch the goldbergs or helps make you remember things you like about the show that is always the intention we have one more thing called. The fact of the day and the fact of the day for today is tennis. Players can be fined up to twenty thousand dollars for swearing while playing wimbledon number eleven. Here sort of your bonus. Extra question tennis players can be fined. Twenty thousand for swearing while at wimbledon yesterday the day before there was a fact of the day that said how many or a polar bear could eat ten penguins at a time. I had several people go no. They can't because they're on two opposite poles. Which i understand but i think that when you fun facts and you copy and paste to your notes for the show and read them into the microphone like i do. I think that sometimes those are fun facts. So it's like if a polar bear happen to be able to eat penguins then they would be able to eat ten of them like appetite wiser stomach size wise. I think that that's what the fun fact was trying to say. So if i offended anybody by saying that polar bears penguins. I hope you know that. It's just a trivia. Podcast all right. Thank you for listening. Thanks for telling a friend about the show. And we'll see you next time for more trivia cheers.

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Can the PAC 12 Meet #WeAreUnited Demands? Mariners Off to Encouraging Start

Brock and Salk

1:20:19 hr | 1 year ago

Can the PAC 12 Meet #WeAreUnited Demands? Mariners Off to Encouraging Start

"Take. These broken song brought you to fight. Iran would rock your. Host. Subscribe to receive every episode at Apple podcasts or on Google podcasts. We stink now here, hosts. Word and Mike Salk. Here we go to the broken salt podcasts I have a feeling. This is going to be a long one. We just have so much going on I. Know The people go there is no sports and all of a sudden there's tons of sports. We just have a lot to discuss today. There's a lot so we do. So. If you need to divide this into two listening sessions or whatever you gotta do at home find a way I mean, maybe it's two runs to workouts to commutes. However it is. You're consuming this thing now, but you may want to think about dividing do the PAC, twelve suffer or talk to Jeff Schwartz about it we got seahawks rapid fire, but I I do want to actually start with the Mariners I tell you man I loved. Watching this team for the first way I'm not joking I they are refund team. They've made fewer mistakes than I thought they would make their starters of shown some life they play with real energy. There bullpen is horrendous. Their bullpen is got off perfectly her I mean they're they're terrible. But so us and we talk through what that means. But Bracha everything that you've Kinda wanted to see from their young guys you've seen at least some. Of It and at times I know this'll sound crazy given the win loss record and given how bad the bullpen is but remember how many times you've heard Scott Jerry say they wanna be what uncomfortable to play against harden against I think they have been I think they've been a little hard to play against now their bullpen is atrocious but none of those guys really matter. I mean none of those guys are going to Brian Shaw be here tomorrow let alone by the time this team is ready to compete so I don't know I. They've Been Pretty Darn Fun to watch. Your is this because he think waited for four months. You think if if this was eleven games in in a normal year. So for sitting here like April fourteenth with the four, hundred seventeen and some of the bright spots in young kids that have certainly emerged and Carl Lewis right at the top of the list finally had his what ten game hitting streak. Last last night or the other night against Oakland do you think of this was April eleventh or twelfth? You'd feel the same way or is this because we would kind of sat on it for about four months ago. I. Think. I would the same way right now but come August, it would be miserable. That's right. Who knows how long. This is the way to do a down year. One Hundred Games. Yeah I. Don't eat them. Yeah. Santa. Baden. Sixty let sprint to the end because when you get beat ten to one or whatever it is in the bullpen. Okay. Whatever we one game had to move right back along and you don't have to watch too many of those and you get to see the ones in between where they show some real signs of life or Kyle Lewis comes up with a big hit JP. CRAWFORD, keeps. Getting on base where Justice Sheffield I know it got away from him in the fifth inning the other night. But Hey, what he did for the first four I, don't know how much you got to see every swing against him was uncomfortable and by the way some of the takes against him Stephen Scotty had a a take where he had no idea where the ball was going I mean he backed out like it was I mean it was bizarre. Righty that he backed off of from the left side is left. He kind of jerked away as if he had no clue that thing was going. So I think there have been some real upsides maybe seven or eight thoughts that I could try to try to run through right now I don't think we can do. This is cricket music or this in cricket music, but I can't do takeaways tidbits because not are not Ashley. Rigged. Pepper I have some fun. Go pepper style thoughts for you. So maybe I, can just SORTA run a few review these let let's start with this. One of those things that I just mentioned the real positives. I actually would say a lot of those could be attributed to Scott, service. This is how you keep saying how do you build good culture without having the horses to win? kind of like this by having guys go out there and play with the kind of energy and not make a ton of mistakes and yeah, your bullpen might give it up because they're not very good. But isn't this exactly how you build a pretty positive culture without winning ton of games? It's what you have to do. I think in this season in particular I, do think cows point it's a little easier when it's sixty games I think you've got markets all over the country in Colorado with. Their with a rocky start with the padres obviously, you know the superpowers and the Yankees are off to a brilliant start and everybody assumed that in Chicago I think in a shortened season like this, right it's going to be a little easier I think for some of those managers to have some of that laser focus on guys they waited for four months to they waited for this. Opportunity a month, the summer camp and you know, and they know right the opportunity for some of them the knowle's of the world's the veterans that are going to get this chance this year in the sixty games sprint. So I don't say that to discredit Mike what Scott has done but I do think especially the way that he likes to operate I think this is a pretty good. Clay Mold. With young players and the veteran players and everybody else I think this fits his I pretty well, it does but credit him he's doing what he's supposed to be doing with it and they'll be some criticism because the team's won't you know they're not gonNA Games but he's actually doing his job very well so far this year. Gordon Saturday night with the bases loaded and one out. He should have these stories first and second the other night. Yeah. He shut up man on first and second nobody out. I absolutely would abundant Gordon but anyway, number two if they could be almost. This year without their bullpen. And that's kind of what we've seen so far. They've been almost competitive in every game. You got to imagine that spending a little money on some relievers is going to be part of this plan. Right? They've saved all this money what the canot deal with all the things they did to save money over the last few years, and the idea is at some point that money is going to come back and be injected back into their into their competition plans I would I would. Start to think that the bullpen will be the place. You'll spend that money and that should be the easiest to spend fitting for Bang for the buck return should be now it's the most inconsistent right as you can spend money the guy you know pitches four games for you, and then goes into the tank. You just you never know but I I would imagine that at some point they've decided they're going to have to spend some money on their. Oh, who was the guy? They spent money on a few years ago that reliever that had the wine cooler. because. I'm blanking on his that wasn't a pretty pick you. From the PHILLIES. Yeah that's smart. Wasn't. That didn't work out. I was so bad. Then you still get to make the right decisions on those arms but. League I. Think they said. Yeah You're right. He's still gonNA have to make good decisions, but I would imagine that at some point they'll start spending some money and when they do, it will get done on the bullpen and I guess that leads me to question three. Then if they had built a real pen this year with the rest of this lineup, could they have competed? On what you've seen so far, and it's not very when we've seen not even ten games. But what if they had put a real bullpen around this group of young players? Could they have competed? We say it's unrealistic for like fifteen percent way through the season twenty percent of the way through the season here if they had put a real bullpen around misty no, no I think in the end game could you have competed for a wild card in this crazy season with the point eight of the teams are GonNa make it when half the teams make the tournament. Yes I. Think with the bullpen you probably cut of. I don't know is Mario in your lineup every day as Malik still in your lineup everyday watching as you're going to compete what difference between the as and the mariners other than the bullpen. Games scored two runs or less. So I still think there's GonNa be massive holes offensively in over sixty games stretch where you know like right now half your games, you're scoring two runs or less, and you have an issue. I don't I don't think if you just strengthen that bullpen, you still have massive holes in your lineup do but soda a lot of the other teams and I think that was sort of my big takeaway. You're not competing for a world series, but you might have competed to make the playoffs I understand why Donald suggesting they should have done it. I mean the goal here is still the rebuild and I don't think you want to start pushing that thing too fast. Believe me I just I I think the answer is that you're right they still wouldn't have competed. But I think it's an interesting enough question and probably speaks to what we're seeing out of the starting pitching the second time around and what we've seen from some of the young guys in the lineup is that there is there is something there and it gives me some hope that once they do add some of the some of the relievers. They'll be something here going down the line how How have you felt about watching games with? No crowd mixed. Mixed I think the mariners doing pretty good and I think it's because the affinity that we have and I know this one of your other questions but I think it's the affinity that we have for Mike Blowers and the broadcast team and the people over there and the organization that that does. Very, well, on that front, you know the marketing of it, the pictures that the whole deal, the whole entire broadcast is done pretty well I. Think if we watched the two thousand, nine other local affiliates, I don't know if we would feel quite strongly and I know watched some of the other sports I've been the little Baseball's pulled it off better than some of the other sports I've watched the Games on ESPN two and I don't know I think it looks pretty good. The crowd noise really helps you have to have a have to have it or else it sounds dead and it doesn't. It doesn't sound familiar to you right here Roger in town or appraiser buddy one of our one of our top five he he emailed me the other he was furious not not about the mariners necessarily bitches the overall that these sports had four months to come back had so much time billions of dollars have access to the greatest resources and some of their sound quality in. Graphics and what they have done, he was just infuriated with while you can't say that about the mariners. The crowd noise sounds really good. Now, that's not just them because that was also in Houston and that's being pumped into the stadium, right? It's not just being pumped over the television, even the the seat fleet, even the pictures in the stand help it just helps me you'll like it can trick you if you're just kind of glancing over from the kitchen. It looks kind of normal yet the big is head over at first base behind on the first base, and then it's kind of weird because they're all the same size. So the babies are the same size. Big Baby. Z.. Canine Dogs Yes y'all love to make fun of me with some of my peculiar ways and everything. Can you only imagine what cows doing? The game on pause and he's checking out every one of these seats liters Nagai, right handed batters who's making the little heart sign with his hands I mean I know you've noticed him Oh. Traveling you know there's gotTa be censorship you. Know. Someone at the mariners is going through however many thousand these pictures and they're probably hunting for Easter eggs. Yeah. Like that like what did someone hide? What's on their shirts? What are they doing with their hands surprised that they don't move the move them around. So C diff. Seats and. Pay For a specific said this is my spot so you know where you are. You pay for no I don't think. So third of. Are Right behind the plate other people you're never gonNA see seven tenths got some good good good seats right there behind home plate we've also submitted what fourteen of our hosts the have pictures somewhere among the crowd I submit. They should be in those e absolutely seats having more on this the Grozny right behind home plate homa. Is the garage his head in a secretly. Bad The Grozny weight of happy birthday to the ground sixtieth called them to wish him a happy birthday on social. Go how are is gross happy birthday. Don't look over fifty nine he's. Just. A lot of people would have bet against me being here today. One of them. Great Cross. -gratulations having I'm just hoping I make it to sixty one. Do. You think for big games for those teams that make it into the playoffs. You think they'll fill up more of their sitting. Now that's a good question. I don't know how that's working in some of the other stadiums. I also like the Astros only had fans in the Crawford boxes. Advertisement, so they could talk about rocks. Crawford. Just go for some reason this year. So you got a few other thoughts on the announces the Games have been but by the way, all four mariners, announcers plus Dan Wilson have done and Gary all of them have done a great job drew especially for the road and blown away at how well they called Games without being able to see it right in front of a man I brought them in your your play by play guy how impressive do you think it is what they've done. Well, I think it is the continuity man it matters I think it's experience and and. And for flowers for Aaron and that's hundreds of thousands of games that they have done and Dave Sims and Gary Yeah I. think that experience pace huge huge dividends and they have been anxious to get back just like I'm going to be to do college football suck my buddy Jo Davis who's doing the dodgers is and you just want to get back to work. You want to get back to doing what you love to do and what you have built. Most of your your lifetime and your professional career on doing and yeah, I'm not surprised that they have been phenomenon really haven't I. It's been one of the most impressive parts or me is how seamless the announcing has been considering some of those challenges for whatever reason though pulled Sims and Goldsmith this year seemed to be obsessed with naming the umpires like I've heard were conversation about the names, of course, got Doug eddings big call over their first baseman dog. Coauthored base tonight he's pulling Diaz with a little clapping. Let's go like Mike Joe the. People that are there other? Up. You're not a seat. Lt. Camera, tonight. Through Good. I hadn't thought of it that way, but I mean, I've never heard anyone mention the umpires as much as those guys have through the first couple of weeks of the season constant constant mentioning of the Ombudsman's we've got another human being here in the park tonight. Very exciting. 'cause they said like even the score he's the official score at home. Yes. They're working from home. Yeah. Even Generous Calls Helping Evan White. White nowhere. No. White by the way we're having trouble. Oh. One. Twenty Five strikeouts sees defenses good though defense has been very good for the largest selection latest styles of Seahawks and Sounders, jerseys, hoodies, tees, tanks, head to the SEAHAWKS. Pro. Shah curbside pickup is now available for a hassle free shopping experience get hours tales about store safety measures at seahawks dot com slash pro shop. Remember. Kyle seager. You remember. The guy that we completely written off like last year and the year before the version of Him we've seen right now is a throwback man that's the Kyle seager that that like a lot of people still thought they were seeing than we clearly were not last year guy that they gave one hundred million dollars to completely written off calc- girl more walks than strikeouts on the year so far he's real. He honestly is he's been their best player I wonder if the kids have reenergized him. I. Wonder if he sort of gotten a burst of energy from some of the guys around him, I wonder if he if he is best with no distractions around. Third not media round largely that there's not fans around that. He's not feeling that weight of some of the expectation and they're just kind of freedom to play I. Wonder what he and his brother did because I think a are two of the top ten hardest hit rates in all of baseball he and his brother Corey down in La with the dodgers and we know of the backyard that he has built and developed in the training that he was able to do, and so many of these hitters you know especially, the younger guys didn't have the means and the access to all of those tools and resources that he hasn and he's just. Come. Out Swinging and. You know what's interesting too is I put out a tweet last week much to the encouragement my buddy steve current who said, he should really tweet out Carl Lewis's starting say Carl Lewis's the best everyday player since. Everyday young player and obviously Griffey in a Rod I think populated the answer is the most but right there, Wisconsin. Yeah. He he right off the bat came up and it was not too big for him. This is what he was when he first came up one homer five doubles. How long have we been asking cousy to be contacted Dr the ball hitter he's and yet the last four years of his career he's trying to hit the ball over the fence and with. One hundred million and everybody get celebrated Howdy by hitting home runs and recognize when you're a power position he came up as a second baseman did get recognized without that I think that's what's so frustrating is he got recognized for doing what he did by one hundred, million dollar deal Mike asks whether the young players have reenergized him I'll take it a different step in the same vein. The fact that there's nobody else he has to look up to be A. Part of a club of with no Robinson Keno Nelson Cruz not bad guys good guys. But guy he wants to try and be in part of trying to recognized as it's his, there's nobody else has to look up to there's nobody else impress on his teamster it's Jerry and it further howdy great point member salt and Kyle sitting down at spring training and when they would do the batting cage, they gotta go hit in the cage who is hitting with cruise and Their gear dropping bombs thirty years old just totally jacked up and hidden bombs all over the place. Totally is a very good point. So I think all of that has been really good for him, and obviously what we've seen so far has been great. As for Kyle Lewis let's move onto him. Look I'm always a little skeptical of kids who show up and just go crazy right away like all right. You just getting them in a hot streak and we saw and I was skeptical after the beginning of last year guess start has been sublime. It has been just absolutely wonderful to watch darn near perfect. He had his obviously the power, but the adjustments the ability to get on. Base and addition to the power his defense has not been problematic. The energy he plays with the leadership got. There's nothing not to like about himself are just an athlete to what's I mean he can just run. You see the Golden Spikes Award winner you see hopefully those knee injuries in the rear view mirror just the confidence that he has to to move into play the way that he did before he tore that knee up and Again and that's a big thing. We talk about turn certainly in football and in basketball you tell your acl we don't talk about those injuries quite as much in baseball maybe they don't happen. It's frequently certainly not as frequently as core muscle injuries or elbow or certain things like that but it just looks like he's just free. Free to be the player, the athlete that he was coming up when he was so highly thought of and as I said the Golden Spikes Award winner out of a small college, just a phenom and right to watch him already make some of those adjustments. Okay. I can take the fastball four, hundred and fifty feet and it's is allowed in his home runs are loud. But more importantly is what am I doing with the Auspey? What am I doing in the ninth inning? And driving in a couple runs to help win win a ball game and those are things that man if he can be ahead of that curve, a young player that sets up his young superstar that this team needs. Yeah. It sure does and knowing that you've got some of the other kids come in behind him. I mean. That's got to be amongst the most exciting parts of this so far this year the other would be i. think some of the starting pitching we've seen it was great to see you Sekiguchi in his second start kind of get it together and be some sort of the player that they've wanted him to be a Kangol graven shown at least some some positive signs and whose neck injury we'll see how serious it is. But Sheffield Justice Sheffield the one I'll keep focusing on because. He's still twenty four huge upside lefty right in in and one of those guys sort of on the brink of trying to determine what he's going to be. If you were Sheffield Brock, you know you've got the you know you've got the fastball slider Combo right? Those are both plus well, certainly the sliders plus Major League pitch you're going to have to throw the fastball and then he's got this sort of fringy change right? Just trying to bring along if you're him in this season. Are you throwing that change up a lot to work on it because the results don't matter and so if you fail sometimes no big deal, you've got to find a way to make it work or are you mostly sticking fastball slider to try to help your confidence because that's just as important as the development of third pitch we talked about this a couple of weeks ago. Right and use the analogy of me in many can't just cut loose and just mean you gotta just fire just fire away. I think that comes down completely to the confidence that you have in in your skipper in your GM and the people around you. That they they empower you to do that and they empower you and you're pitching catching session there. But before you go play and it's kind of a bummer that that is is still out in probably GONNA be out for a while but knowle's a obviously an experienced major leaguer but I would I would love to be a fly on the wall in those sessions and sitting down and hearing what Scott in Jerry are employing to him to do because they are encouraging him and saying listen. This data right and we have made wholesale changes. You know something that we've not yet talked about. But what was written about a week ago right in the Scouting Department and the Personnel Department wholesale changes that are going to be much more real in twenty, twenty one, and we're going to be more data driven and we want you to grow. We don't want you to be three or four in this league. Okay. We can find others three or four hours, and if you'RE A to pitch guy, you're going to be a four or five or or or reliever more than. Likely over the long term, we want you to be a front end of the rotation guy what you were drafted to be what we traded for, and that is not going to happen in this league unless you develop that third pitch. So I I hope behind the scenes they're imploring him to have the confidence to go for it. Even if it creates some results I'm with you I think that's absolutely confidence fine but I I, WanNa see his ability to throw that pitch. I was thinking of you know if you're you're taking golf lessons right and maybe you're learning to. Hit a new shot. You'RE GONNA. You know what I'm GonNA, learn how to hit a cut right or whatever, and then you you get out onto onto the course you're like, should I do it I actually now this actually matt it doesn't really matter because it's just your score that you're keeping hopefully somewhat accurately but it's a lot harder to take that new thing and and try it when their some amount of pressure on as opposed to just when you're warming up at the range and so I think that somebody's got to make that decision forum look man you gotTa. Throw this pitch I think he's got to learn how to just hit the ball in the middle of the fairway forced. June drives and fades draws absolutely I think he needs to figure out how to master his two pitches to know where they're gonNA go every time. He throws it. So we don't have to worry about like Oh if I don't throw this change I, got no shot on my next pitch either like get your first you pitches right so you don't have to think about him anymore, and then let's focus on the next shot that you gotta make played them. Before he moved back to. Yes. On his case he may be at the blue's already I mean again, twenty four years old already his third stint in the major leagues I mean that's that's he's not at the tips yet Mike. From the pro yet give give some time on unplanned from the tips. Hey so Fun Start to the to the season I've had a chance to watch partly because I've been home alone. It's been some result care. Heather took off. So a lot of golf a lot of Kinda running off to do whatever I want but heathers coming back thought you had a somersault and then it Kinda change in the kids stuck around but he's gracious enough to still give somersaults and then I got the real summer of salt. So thinking. Of. So much golf that I ended up hurting myself anyway. Here's the point I was trying to make. When she gets back time for I think a little date night of some sort, and so we started talking about a send, of course, ascend prime for a for a big night out, and here's what they're doing every Friday in August ascend and a vineyard have an exclusive ascend at home three-course taste of summer dinner package available. Now, they're pairing bottles of upchurch vineyard wine their wounded in the package. A great value, and so you kind of look at the menu for Friday and they changed a little bit. But this week's main course. How do you like this American while you fillet next week they're doing king salmon the week after that it's a barbecue prime short rib, right? So there's like they change it up lots of great stuff, three courses and every week is different. So Home Day night. Yes. Home Depot. Well, you can't get a babysitter. 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A new guest on the program I don't think we've ever talked to Jeff Schwartz and I'm not sure how that's possible because he's been on the station, a bunch of times, and he goes on with the afternoon show quite a bit now with Bob Dave and more but Jeff Schwartz, Sirius Xm, and of course, this podcast is Great Jeff Schwartz, smarter than you is the name of the podcast eight years is an offensive lineman in. The NFL but I think the only thing that some of our listeners will care about is that, of course, he is a duck and maybe that's gonNA discount everything he says I don't know maybe this whole thing will end up being a giant waste of everybody's time but you have to soak do not remember the oath that we made. We don't bring duck on until the duck stop playing Damon's interception off where every game he's. That's never gonNA stop. The greatest moment in history with a title maybe workplace dot moment stuff to pick gets played before every single game and. You know we've liked it's a it's a program. We've moved way past that right? We're legitimate power. Now that point we really had been nothing, and so I get why still played I think Jerry Allen call makes it even better that's probably why it gets played all the time. Who who, who did you say Jerry I'm unfamiliar with call style. You. Turn your your. Your fingers in your ears every time or something. Yes. I love the robbery Washington Oregon you know people asked me what are now because it's not a rival it's washed right? We have seen resources are fan bases each other like where we compete the same level Washington Oregon State, they don't compete this levels. This is why the rivalry is between Oregon and Washington. It's very simple. Most winning football to basketball about Washington. Oregon basketball. Now No. Football these I think you and I do care about what we used to play and Jeff, and that was the PAC tin and obviously now it is the PAC twelve and times are changing and he talked about the good old days and that interception and where Oregon was then and certainly over the decades the run that they have had and. Now. We're reading and watching players Geoff take on I think more empowerment than they ever have in their lives in. It's been the PAC twelve group that has been out front more than anybody else with some of their demands and wishes just what's your response to the pack twelve in the players pursuit of? A more rights. Put on never criticize any young person for voicing their opinion about ruined much of anything even if I disagree with it I, think it's a fundamental right that we have in this country that we're allowed to to speak like that and give our demands and I appreciate the effort. A lot of the players went through to to do this But you know there's a lot of things in that that The Mask I think some of the good stuff that's in the dogs. We all understand needs to be a uniform covert Protocols in the PAC twelve conference that's understood and there hasn't been I'm I'm disappointed that we're going to camp in less than two weeks there's not uniform policy in the conference. Now, if you listen to the players talk at least the ones I've seen the quotes, Oregon Stanford players they're pretty much in agreement that their individual teams are doing a good job. Of Handling Code into facility, right make sure everyone you'll save healthy but they want the PAC twelve to be more part of this. The the third section, the racial injustice section. Great. The Padova I think will give them everything they want in that. Right they'll have a petrol black athlete summits they'll have an advisory board and don't get some money to percents. I'm not quite sure if they'll get two percent but I think the PAC twelve agree to to help new point number two in that but the other stuff all the economic stuff. None of that and so I appreciate them shooter for it realistically especially within two weeks before camp starts, they're not going to see any extra money this year. Well I, don't know that they need to in order to to find a way through this I. think what they probably need is some sort of a commitment to work with them on it and I just kind of go through these and I'm not going to sit here and do it one by one, but it is pretty a mess amazing as you as you click through the various points they're asking for. How many of them seem reasonable there's really only what three or four that are going to lead to any sort of controversy but I I don't I don't see how it would be a big deal to go to six years instead of four years for for health care for these kids. After they're done, the PAC twelve should absolutely capitulate to things like a lot of these seem what they should be done. Well. Yeah. I mean but it comes down to sometimes cost again. Right? I mean yeah it's great that they you know they want another year of scholarship. They want insurance was I want assurance to for six years but it's just like there's a cost all this right and so I know that the players of Said, you know that we're making a lot of money in the back of. And that's good but we're not allocating money properly light. We're spending lavish facilities but guess what the players like the facilities, right the players commit to schools because of the facilities, the players go to these schools because of coaches if you can't pay the coaches and you can't have facilities knock 'cause football team right and so then you'll make less money and they'll be less money into share. That's sort of true. But hold on but if everybody agree I, actually understand we coming from. But if the if nobody was building lavish facilities than the players wouldn't have that as an option to choose based on that and they would instead have you know maybe more important things to choose and they'd have the six years of healthcare. In perfect world all this is true but does not the cultural world we're living in right now the PAC twelve is Lou workshop at the pack twelve right we're not talking about other conferences. The PAC twelve is losing players out of California alarming rate, and if we now decrease the the basic coaching salary which I get to make a ton of money but that's the way we get to coaches. If we decrease facilities, WE'RE GONNA, lose more players out of conference like it. So I understand the principle of of all of this other conferences have got to play a role and making all this happen. You can't just have the PAC twelve. Jeff. Do you think that you're going to hear from players in other conferences? No. I don't think so I mean look can't start soon. Right? Let me start in two weeks and the PAC twelve by the end of the week will will at least come to the table and talk to these players about what they want from this I. Again, I think that the first part the health and safety protections are are admirable. They should do that. Again, the racial injustice part of this, they should do that. But again, look I. Think there are places that the Cost I agree with that and I don't know if they're gonNA do because the players set so whether they're gonNA, do it because they have to do this year but you know there are some things I just think that that. There's a general flawed analysis of. The economics of call triple in this document. And I think there's a general flawed acknowledgement of where this conference is amongst its peers right now jeff and we chatted when I've talked with you on a national level. Obviously. You'RE A dot com I'm a Husky and we are huge arrivals. Each other you know when the two schools play and everything else but we're still in the same conference and we've watched this conference really since p Carol did at UC over the last decade other than you know run with Oregon and Chris Petersen's nice three year run including the semi-final and everything else. But by and large from a perception standpoint around the country, we have watched this this this conference fall to fourth or maybe even fifth amongst the power conferences. So does this help in any way? How is this perceived in your opinion on a national level? Well look the reaction for this was kind of harsh. Day happening in Cincinnati. There's any talk about about this outside of the TAC toe which I think your point I think if you were to look at our football program basketball programs so I think they're on the rise there's no doubt about that I. Think you're right we're probably fit power five conference rankings for. Basketball Championships and ninety seven, we haven't football championship since your Oregon's been close Washington made a playoff as well but we're not waiting at the same rate that everyone else's winning and so You know if things happen again, the can't the economic stuff can't just like happened overnight it might weaken the conference it might not But yeah, we're not looked at the same way as if the SE. decided to do this and I do think that there is There's an overriding points I wanna make this point because I believe very strongly players are getting into like this and we're going to have it in the and congress stay out of it right out of it there's limitations outside of there should be someone at the schools i. think that really helped the players kind of guide, their brandon management's right. But I think throughout this document and just a general talk about. About scholarships is we really devalues them totally on social media like scholarship is there is some value in a scholarship I. I used to be kind of the other way where like I was almost of the opinion that like that we we what's the right word we undervalued them. I think now we're with opposite way like we we we don't even like there's there's to a scholarship, right? It's a free education at a great university and you get to build your brand at that university actually like. We talk about there was nothing to the players. What's something right in my warmer match In in even look I'm on the other side of this I. Really think they should be paying the players or I'll ask you about it and a little bit I think maybe college sports football and basketball should be separated out from the college system. But that that sort of a bigger conversation, I think they're worth something. But there were certainly more to some kids than they are for others and and you know with all of the other demands on their time and their energy, and in some cases, they may not be worth that much some of the kids. So I kind of go back and forth on that I understand that they certainly have a value. It's just hard to see all of the other money coming in and lining the pockets of the people who end up making it while the people that are truly special. The kids who are out there performing don't get a chance to see it I think that part's hard to watch. and. That's why you need image like this should help with that right mark. Yes. Thought to be but I but I do think might it there's going to be a rude awakening for a lot of players when they enter. The whitest and just think they're going to cash in because I. Don't think they will I think there's GonNa be. Four players, each team the big dogs who really cash in I'm some money left over for for for for for everyone else I know what? My brother make superbowl champion on Instagram Post you one hundred thousand followers, right? Superbowl champion he's four time. All pro. It's much. Thank. You probably makes like I. Just think that there's this we have a rude awakening to the value of what players think they're worth. The really worse You know I saw something where you every player's worth a million dollars to cultural program. The quarterback might be worth, twenty, five million but the right type was play worth one, hundred, thousand dollars like it. And so I just again I, just think that we're totally devaluing the scholarship and the university's brand and how all plays a role in this. But yes, I think even like this is the first start paying players we can discuss now I don't know if that. Option quite works. On before leaving double A. which I know there's talk about doing from the power five conference structure leaving doing their own thing as part of that is paying the players But again, I I just don't think as much as people think it's GonNa be. I didn't realize that that was another thing you guys have in common by the way you both have super bowl winning brothers. Thanks for bringing that up. I wonder who that's more painful for Broth Jeb probably go either way. Do you think that this that college sports still work and I'll maybe make a little of the argument that they don't, which is that this system was created like a hundred years ago it was created for kids at Princeton and Harvard and stuff who went to school and then ended up playing sports as a part of. What they say, but it was a pretty minor part of what they did over time college sports grows and grows and grows and grows, and it becomes more and more popular. Sometime in the last I know let's say thirty forty years things have just completely changed the point where so much money in the sport there is there so much the television contracts are enormous betting on it is enormous. Is there are still a natural fit between college academics and college athletics for football and basketball. Not. Really is a big business and do they try to pretend they're student athletes? It was just GonNa get there just like this will end. and. All of this right and the idea that that they're amateurs. And we need to get there because they're not right. They're going to school. Yes but they're spending. I still love that people are like. You know there's been four hours a day at the football facility yeah world. Of all. it's a job with school and You know that that's obviously a part of others equation I think that the mall is. For, power five conference schools probably a little broken. That's why I think. They could eventually break away and do their thing and not have to be reliant on the cumbersome to double Aa because they are all right I mean they think completely skirted all duty inhaling coded but definitely the profits from from the football season. So I think they're they're moving away from that model I don't know how quickly that happens or which conference tastes elise doing that because that's a very tough decision to. Or is going to bounce especially when you've been there for hundreds of years But yeah, it's not it's it's broken the best system. I guess the only challenge. In talk you GonNa get into this. I think a little bit deeper after Jeff. Exit. stage. Left. But I think one of the big challenges we have brought this up in fifteen minutes conversation is the NFL in this remember it's the NFL who has mandated that the kids have to stay in school for three years. It's not the. Way. Comes from big brother from above that comes from the billion dollar entity. From above that says, you've got to be a high school and A. Whether you're going to go to junior college and go to the NFL in that row, which basically nobody the Mike Sellers that I know of is done you're going to have to be in school for three years before you are eligible to come in our league. So we can talk about the broken NC Double A., but the NFL play a major role in the decision making process in really how it's shaped college football over the last few. Yes, but how many players do you think that you've seen in person that could go from from high school football to the NFL? I mean part of it is a safety issue right I mean I just there's in my mind there is isn't Peterson I Boston players of freshman against us into before he would be ready for the NFL. David Clowney I think could have been ready I. Mean it was Trevor Lawrence ready after one season we saw him you know he kind of didn't struggle last year, but it wasn't the same quarterback in year to how many guys are really ready to play in the NFL in nineteen years old you're playing against twenty nine year olds that are that are mature. You're still nineteen years old the part of it. And, we can discuss whether it's whether the NFL should protect you know eighteen and twenty, nine, hundred, twenty year olds. They are adults part that's for their own good. Is that, hey, you kind of have to mature your body a little bit and mentally mature before you can the NFL I could imagine being eighteen year old I was not doing enough to even do this but to be nineteen year old in NFL locker, it's intimidating you're twenty one and a half a locker room when you four years of college imagine having one year of college and just showing up for training camp next year and you're maintain years old that's a shock to everything. But I think the other side would say, well, hold on a second shouldn't that be the kids choice? Isn't it isn't that choice there needs to be some sort of a minor league system and this is what I was hoping the xfl or or the what was the other one? The other one I think the a half has the one that never paid you for your services. That the hope was that one of them would have said, okay we'll take eighteen year old right out of high school and so that eighteen year old kid could have a choice go through this college system with the with the scholarships and the value that is placed on that or have another path to the NFL where you get paid for your time and you don't need to go to school because right now we're forcing them to go through a school process. That is not interested in it to all of them for some of them. It's great. Brak for you. It was wonderful for the majority and for it's a benefit for the majority. It's GONNA official may be but for a huge I mean even if that majority is fifty, five percent what about the other forty, five percent? Well, even only thirty percent that's a lot of kids who are being forced to go to school when they have absolutely no interest in it. I I agree with the principle that they should make their own mistakes but also kind of feel maybe solve slow because I just see it go down with kids thought they're ready for the NFL and just work even guys play a couple of years of college and just ended up kind of doing nothing. With their lives I, feel bad for them but maybe I shouldn't You know the they make their own choices. Look if you're telling me that players each worth one, million dollars on average the xfl is GonNa have to pay you one million dollars to go play for them and they don't have that money right now. So you know it is it was curious and I wonder how the rock will reboot the xfl but to be successful as a league I think they're going to have to try to get themselves the number one high school recruit at quarterback and pay a million dollars to go beat her. quarterback eighteen years old and playing the xfl, yes they can't be our four players. But I think players know at least the system the setup hours that there is value playing that college football season for those three years Because I scouts seat to watch you play against Red Competition and you know now this is your you'll be able to get paid a little bit within the next year. So that's where we're looking at the minor league system look I I've written about this. It would be great if there was one but but you know benefit call triple their feeder systems they have no need. To have it had NFL. Europe. It was great for many years and they just figured it wasn't worth anymore took the college football being minor leagues. Yeah. It wouldn't come from the NFL would need to come from the xfl or somebody else would need to decide instead of trying to compete with the NFL trying to compete with the spring sports or whatever I'M GONNA try to compete with college football and I'm going to do exactly what you if they had the best high school quarterback and they paid him a million dollars. There's no doubt in my mind he would have been the best quarterback in the. xfl. Watch those kids. They couldn't hit the broad side of born if they had had the number one high school right route, the xfl would have been a better league. But. But if you're if you're the highschool recruiter, you're you're you're covering blocks your country and you could spend three years at Clemson and get paid zero dollars. But you make you know forty million being the first pick in the NFL draft. Oreo the XFL for three years and get paid three million dollars. Let's say but the NFL is like I said xfl I can't Jeff you one overall and you know you you drafted in the second round a lot of money there. In the xfl eventually, they drafted some draft kids out of these miniscule where where to Josh Allen. Go to school. Wyoming Wyoming is not better than the XFL. Wyoming. It's not, but you know but the xfl does have X. Pros in your model college playing in there right like us about eighteen to twenty one year olds playing in it more than you would excel players I guess I would in theory have both but I. Think. That's a that's a good argument there. So Hey, since we're talking quarterbacks with you, Jeff, let's spent a couple of minutes on on the NFL and the quarterback we're watching here for the first time finally, the NFL top one, hundred recognized Russell Wilson's great and it has taken his entire career brock. They obviously waited until you and I got off the air they knew that it would be too much for Wilson isn't it would fold yes. That would have been it for us but Russell Russell Wilson, the second best player in the NFL now. Yes and I think that the gap between the homes as much closer people wanted to be Russell Wilson is a baller and if you play offense that wanted to be. Russell Wilson oriented and wanted to feature him more than established the ruined they would be you. Have to have won MVP votes. That's just that's just I think people are still associated with with l o B. and run the ball. I mean he's he's so good at You know we'll see if they add in. Tokyo Brown and Johnny scored I don't I. Don't think so but anymore, weapons would help them out but Russell Wilson is incredible I, do think. You our new age of looking at stats friendly has led us to kind of appreciate Russell Wilson Better. Right because you look at always advance stats and he's one, two, three, a bunch of them because he does generate a lot of value every play either by his legs or by his arm, he does the Best D. The NFL my opinion gets close and. I think he's finally getting the appreciation he deserves but again, I think I think people still look at him as kind of that game manager be the focal point of the offense to start game. You know the the fourth quarter heat is but to start games. They often don't seem to want to make no. Offense through him. It's a fascinating debate. You can imagine jeff in our market we've had for a long time and there is a huge contingency that wants to let Russ Cook and you're obviously in that it's just curious for Mike and I. Because, there's a big part of me Jeff that believes that Russell loves. The system is in the Russell knows who he is and who he is, which is why he's as great as he is in those that he is. It Wisconsin. He set the all time collegiate record for being the most efficient quarterback in the history of college football at that point in a run play action system and knows how to value the ball knows how to win games which is the number, one criteria, and as much as the let Russ Cook crowd is grown in his on fire and will continue to be very, very loud. There's a large chunk of me that still believes Russell knows what ball is all about in winnings most important to him and this style much like it does with just really fits his DNA. Do you think the Seahawks can win a super bowl. RUN RUN first oriented. At first of all, if Pete Carroll were here because I've made this mistake of calling it a run first offense not once not twice not three times not four times. Angrily, it's not a run first offense. It's a balanced offense is. Playing. The Roy. Okay. He would say it's balanced off is not a run for whatever that means and I. Guess. They could I'm a huge fan I like an offense scores points and led by the quarterback whatever whatever offense you want to call that that's the one that I think Russell Wilson. I think people would say that they can win and I think I would argue very clearly that they can't unless their defense is a whole lot better than it's been the last few years that that style of needs to be complementary the balanced can't just be between run and pass. It has to be between offense and defense and they haven't had that. They had they haven't and when you when you play the stove offense a, Dallas. Plays the defensive obviously, you know it was very, very important but look Russell Wilson. I. Think is so good that he hides. He'll flaws of that of that balanced offensive system able to make up for a defence that at times not been very good. The last couple of years I've looked big they went nine games each years he's been starting quarterback that's hard to do right after New England no one does that that's so hard to do to continue to win at that rate when at times he hasn't. had. A great offense had a great defense has ahead wide receivers have annotated gun this for a long period of time kind of self time. Look the chiefs have been great now to any read has been never read it had travis Kelsey entire kill and Albacore. Hardiman get drink though for a couple of years who was playing well Jamaal Charles, Kareem Hunt I mean he's had weapons to play with Seattle hasn't had that. So Russell Wilson is hidden a lot of issues with that roster and that's what great quarterbacks do So I think that it helps that he'd able to do that and that's why there hasn't been to feel like an improvement made with a lot of part on the team because they keep drafting players. They don't seem what the NFL is now. You just picture coach Carroll. We were out at the picnic table at training camp talk use them for. Making these comments, peaches tilts his head with as little smile Oh. Oh so we win every year. You got a problem with a balanced approach because we win every single year jeff is. The goal is win the Super Bowl right and yet and. Yet it's about everything I say about the Buffalo Bills Josh Allen running the football. Well, okay. But you could to the playoffs can you win? This is my this is my beef with with the Ravens and they proven now you're right last year's great regular season all offense in the playoffs when things become laser focused when you play better teams, play better coaches when the pressure is on you and I, this is not really fair to Seattle 'cause. I. Think. Russell. Wilson good under. Pressure you know your is your system and your philosophy in in twenty twenty, not in nine, nine, two, hundred, Fourteen fifteen is that GonNa win the Super Bowl. That's the way I look at the way teams are built. Now, I just look at the Super Bowl because you're right pete's doesn't logjams concerns credit for that they win at least not games every year since well, who's been there but are they doing enough to super? Bowl? Especially in this division it's a tough vision. There's no doubt and I have said that forever, it's not about winning games. It's about winning championships and that's where that's where the is have to be. So we'll see whether or not some of the moves are going to be conducive to that. Jeff. Thank you. There's a fun conversation. We appreciate you joining us despite the despite the Duck Husky thing you brought along very well. So Kudos to both I think we can do it again. I give I give. The props the other day on twitter for for his nice sentiments toward the demand letter. So I can I can be cordial when needed. That's nice of but it's big. We're all very impressed. Thank you so much. Jeff Schwartz and and and you can definitely find this podcast. It's Great Jeff Schwartz is smarter than you is the name of the podcast and we appreciate it man. Thank you. Aren't picking up your work. Are there you go brock that was that was Jeff. Schwartz who I love I think is really an interesting opinionated dude just to go back to the to the PAC twelve thing for a minute and let me start here. You guys are saying that the pact that this could be A. Problem for the PAC twelve schools because it's a competitive disadvantage against the SEC and the other big power five schools. Tell. Me How they're doing against those schools. Now you guys just said it. They fall into fifth, right? Yes. Isn't it possible? That this helps. That this allows them to seize. On a on a new movement on a new generation of kids that are growing up watching what's happening in this country right now, that may say, Yo, you know what the lavish facilities I don't need that by the way all the facilities now are good enough. Nobody has bad except for like a couple of schools but for the most part, all of the, all of the facilities are good enough nobody still has like the fieldhouse from one, thousand, nine, hundred, thirty, seven. Now that the. Bill? Yes. We no longer need them. Yes. A future generations will not need facilities like we currently not going to need to continually up and we're doing this to look out for they totally understand what you're saying I thought the exact same thing i. Go back to my eight Hundred Square Foot House I. Don't need four thousand feet and air conditioning and I don't but let me way back as a decent. Trysofi don't need water. Back and just live in the tenth no one needs to do that. No one is asking them to dismantle what they have already done. Everyone now has a decent place. Isn't it possible that the capitulating to demands like these would actually make the PAC twelve a better option for recruits and their families. If the players got fifty percent of the revenues then we can talk until then. Not, when everybody else is catering to you taking care of you, I go back to the day the boy howdy sat with me Clemson a few years ago in Cleveland Farrell and his buddies looked at boy howdy in me in Chris. Fowler like Yemen. This other places, US players this place takes care of you guys send us pictures that day of their Putt Putt course. Outside their facility and like their fishing. Basketball Court. US Yeah, my my question though I understand all of that. Yeah and clearly for the last twenty years that has been the thing college football to continue to get bigger and bolder and fancier and more. lavish. That's exactly the thank you lavish. Welcome. Thank you, Brooke. Wordsmith I wonder if things have changed enough here in the last year with everything that has happened in the country and all of the protests and and the and the Social Justice Movement amongst athletes the something could be flip. The script could be flipped and that and that the the lavish perks are an old paradigm it's not going to go away. I'm not suggesting that it would. But that there might be enough kids that would say you know what? I WanNa, go to the Social Justice School I wanna go to the school that's interested in in trying to get me paid I, want to go to the school that is going to capitulate these demands and start you know the the. Community initiatives and the and the Black College athletes some and all these things that we saw a defensive end from Clemson tweet yesterday or Sunday PAC twelve. Got Me Thinking Yeah, which is I think exactly the point I. Just. I don't think that you gotta be careful about all. Absolutely amazing when the paradigm yes. No no no. No. Absolutely. I would be naive in totally blind to think that it's going to continue to go the same way its always gone and it's got to be more lavish has got to be bigger and it's got to put all this money back in these coaches making eight, nine, ten, million bucks and what? No no I think. There's absolutely some sentiment to that I think absolutely the more united they can actually be on this and not just you know from a few different programs but everybody fairly united on this. Danny made a good point to me. I, think it was off the maybe even on the air and he said, you know if he was advising this this PAC twelve crew you would have just said, hey, you know let's start by making sure you can get a win. You know let's just make sure if you're going to start this and you're going to go all in on this and you're going to work together on this. Let's make sure we can find a win maybe a win and las loss, but you know going in probably not GonNa win that it's GonNa Start a conversation maybe maybe people will market in life whatever. But what is what is a win that we could legitimately have in this? What if everyone of those kids at those schools in our conference is fifth we're falling behind we not only want to be taken care of with our health we. Not, only want to be heard more in the social justice arena but Larry. Scott you've not done a good job your network is flailing your revenues are not coming in you're failing at your job, and that should be much like if we fail, we're backups and we don't play and maybe we're run of the program. You've been really bad at your job for a lot of years and we won't play until this demand of you taking a pay cut essent in that money goes into a pool. So we can attack some of these social justice issues that are important to us. Just. I don't know some somewhat of a laser focus which can be a hard you know certainly is a committee grows to find any level of consensus but no Mike, I'm not going to be naive and blind say this is the way it's GonNa go forever absolutely not and there's going to be some real positive that the does come out of this. Are there are there things here? I. Would think that many of the things on this list you'd. Be Okay with absolute lie that there's really only four or five that are going to end up with any sort of controversy that most of this seems doable and certainly all of the health and safety protection and all of that I mean that all seems pretty pretty easy. I. Think the Racial Injustice College Sports, the section three is pretty easy and understandable I think us some of these others inability go. Would you have a problem if they allowed? Allowed kids come back to school after they didn't get drafted. I wouldn't not. You know you've you've seen that in the NBA believe. They have to make the decision maybe a month before the draft. So instead of in January I think a reasonable lying because I think you open up a little bit of a Pandora's box but you know what the NBA does and let go through the process on Med when you ran four or five six at the combine and you do not have good workouts instead of making that decision in January its end, its final. What we're going to let you. Miss Winter Quarter. But come back in the spring and you can pull your name out of that one hundred Bryant and I don't know if he would or not. Because this was all about his medical and everything else. But having gone through that, would he have made that decision and said, yeah, you know it looks like I'm not going to get drafted or this isn't going the right way and I'm GonNa. Pull my name out of that earlier I. think There's a yeah I think there's there's some common sense and some common. Ground that can be made their the tough one for me actually is the freedom to secure representation because it reads really well when you first read it. Yeah. These kids should have due process. They should have the ability to run ideas by by lawyers, etc. But the problem is, does that open the door to more agents in the college which is probably not something that good for anybody? Yeah. Because that's not always the most noble crew. You feel good about six years after college allowing them to to have long healthcare. Insurance for six years after college. Yeah and I. Actually. Makes a lot of sense and something I would push. That's what I would push for the hardest if I were them if you're going to use up my body if you're going to ask me to play the most violent physical team sport of out there, and there may very well be long-term effects that are GonNa last well after college. Deal. With my healthcare for the next six. Very reasonable request. Okay and I think as you heard from Jeff Schwartz and I think I've come down on this an awful lot as you and I have talked this through and through, and it's wonderful that we can still agree to disagree on some things here. But unlike the NFL Mike where you have charged for many years and many behind you open up your books, can we open up a? Brooks, can we see the books I think in this case, you do see the books and you see that these programs all across the country. There are some that are profitable most are right on the line, and certainly this year is going to show a destruction of a lot of athletic departments and budgets. You get to see the dollars and sense there just simply is not the dollars and cents. Accounting for that, they're saying stop spending so much money in your commissioners, your administrators, your coaches stop spending so much money on on these other things, the lavish expenditures, etc, and if you have to use a little bit of your of your enormous endowments, they give the example that Stanford's is at twenty seven point, seven billion dollars and I don't even know how I feel about the endowment thing. I think that's a little bit more complicated but. Healthcare should be like that's the one. That's the thing they should be doing if they're gonNA use up the Labor and they're going to and kids get injured all the time in this sport, I think paying for their health insurance things like the least you can do it taken care of understand that right I. Mean you get injured in college you absolutely injuries often continue to linger past college they. Can you know and I think most of those programs do the honorable thing and take care of guys. If you get hurt your senior year, you're GONNA get taken care of but for codified no, thanks on the Hey, do the honorable thing and take care of me how guys pay for medical insurance and make sure that I'm taking care of. Okay. Well, I just be it would be fascinating to see that. You know that spreadsheet of numbers say okay. Where where do you want to have your cuts here? Do Not WanNa have you know all of this geared you not WanNa have do you do you think it's you can control what the market is willing to pay for as Jeff said, some of the best coaches and if and if you don't have them in, they go other places and they will pay because the market will pay what the market's willing to pay at those other institutions and people to have the best coaches and you don't win. You don't go to ball games and you don't create more revenue and and you don't feel your stadium and you don't have people donating. I think it's you know Mike Old. Funds slippery slope I understand it. I. It makes a Lotta Sense. But there are dollars and cents in a very open book to look at and see what is reasonable. What's not reasonable? Where is there excess? Where can we cut? This what's you start? The conversation it is I mean the the they get all of the demands in here, and certainly the big one is going to be distributed. Fifty percent of each sports total conference revenue evenly among athletes in their respective sports. There's no doubt that is that is going to be the the big one, and by the way, what do you do for the athletes who are in sports where they lose money supposed to pay the school in order to be there I mean so it gets complicated. Don't get me wrong. I have never said the solution to this thing is easy, which is why for the most part I I would more advocate separating out college sports and having some sort of a minor league system by the way that's not perfect either as as Minor League Baseball is showed you this year those guys don't get paid Jack and it's caused its own problem and how many alumni are even interested in giving back to their schools. If there's not a way to compete against other schools, I totally understand A. Ends hundreds of millions of dollars no longer injected into the academic institutes. None of these things are easy. I believe me I understand that there's there's a lot of this that that you'll continue to argue about and all of the all of the seemingly positives have negative consequences at its core though at its core, the problem I'll continue to have is that the Labor is not making the money. That for them there is there is a lot of money whether it's enough or not. There's a lot of money. It's going somewhere because CBS and ESPN and Fox, and all these other networks are spending a gazillion dollars to broadcast all of these college football games they were. Passed and we'll see moving forward exactly. What that looks like is they have lost a gazillion of dollars well but yes, in the past they've been able to guess is at some point in the future that gazillions will get spent again and it just isn't going to the product. Well, we'll see it's Jeff said I think it's fascinating and that will be a rude awakening for ninety percent of the players when they realized their name and their likeness has zero value. And some of their peers in that locker room are making a big sums of money and then what does that create in the culture of your locker room you know and and you know you and I can argue this until we're blue in the face and we will I, lived it and experienced it and many of my peers. I think the majority that work at our station when all say the same thing when we signed the dotted line, we thought it was a pretty fair trade I. Get to go to college. You Take Care of me I get to play on national? TV. Jeff said I get to play for a brand I, get to have alumni that love me that will take care of me in some places for the rest of my life I get the opportunity through three years of plane to see if I'm good enough to go make tens of millions of dollars in an NFL as well and I think there's a huge majority of kids. It's still think that's an awfully fair trade. You get bracelets finish this thing off with some rapid fire got well four four seahawks questions as they get ready it's not quite ready for Camp I know that technically campus started I'm not ready to give you my five storylines for training camp. I know you were texting me about that yesterday we're not this. There's no practice yet. Don't tell them rookies through the murky sleeping. I know excited to come with the uniform on get on the field conditioning Jill. Song eating in lifting. That's not the same thing I'll give you my maybe next week or the week after we'll have the five big storylines for camp. But for now, just a little rapid fire, let's start with question one here. Russell Wilson named the second best player in the League according to the NFL top one hundred brock is he really the second best player in League? I couldn't go that high. He's a top ten player in the League I. Think an Aaron Donald is what he can do just dominate two and three different guys. Now obviously, he's a quarterback in quarterbacks get special treatment and quarterbacks make the whole thing go and without him his wins above replacement I may give him number two in the League as far as overall best football player top ten, and he's finally getting his due respect the syrups love Patrick Mahomes. Right. In the NFL top one, hundred homes was four to four. Number two, the Mara was one. Aaron. Donald Three. They're just throwing names i. just taking the top ten or the top five then and throwing them against the wall and see which ornament Russell Wilson not the most important player to his team in the NFL. Only thing that's close to it is probably Patrick. Mahomes. That's not what it was but let's always i. mean this is the convoluted conversation about MVP what. Point isn't that Russell Wilson is there isn't the second best player it's the. Lamar Jackson Aaron Donald Patrick Mahomes and Russell Wilson, you just through those four names against a wall and it really could go in any order. But I would argue that those guys who was next, who was number five on that list whoever it is. Those, are probably do that with the top ten to be honest with you. You think so I think so I think you could stretch it out there at the different position groups and pass rushers and wide receivers. Pop for them what's that? So it's really the top four. So the top four names you could kinda throw against the wall I'm a little surprised Lamar Jackson number one I know he's electric I know he's exciting and and he was obviously much better in year two with his accuracy and everything else throwing the ball I still think that I would have him after those other three guys and it's not a shot. He's a really great player and he beat Russ last year and if I had to be if I had to go with my top top four with those four, I think I would go right now mahomes Russell Donald Jackson. But she's finally getting his do it is nice. So good for him. Number two will Jamal Adams will his voice and presence be as loud or Louder Than Bobby? Wagner's yes. I think that's his DNA and his personality and the more people that I've talked to about Jamal over the last week or so from behind the scenes and people in football and and folks with the jets and everything else he is in we're starting to see the pres- on a social media outlets and everything else that is he's more comfortable in that skin been vocal and being out front and willing to put himself out front. Think that comes more natural to him than it does to Bobby. Wait on Bobby last year. I don't think so no, I don't think it weighed down I think he loved it. I think he welcomed the opportunity much like he did in his own agent much like he does and business much like he does relationship with people I think he tackles those challenges. No Pun intended. I don't think it got in his ways at the turn. Norway him down. But I just think when it's just your natural kind of Louis that we were talking about earlier just a natural player, just a natural athlete and in unencumbered this year and just cutting loose and letting it go Jamal Adams is much just more naturally loud in verbose in a safety in legs to put himself out there and is willing to talk noise about how great he is and I, just don't think that's necessarily not not in a bad or in any negative way that's just less. So in the DNA in chromosomes bobby, Wagner what what is the deal with boomer Esiason I mean I. I know there's a rule that if you leave. Boston or New York under any sort of negative terms, everyone who's connected to the team in the media has to go through and Bash you and trash you on the way out the door seen it forever. But but what's the tale? There's now the third player I was just reading through Danny's twitter on this. The third player he is suggested has some sort of a bipolar disorder. Now, come on you kid just throw that stuff around unless. You know something about it. Correct. That's terrible. Yeah. You can call them disingenuous. You can call and phony you call them a lot of other things if you want to do that in that market or share in that market in the northeast whole does that they go on attack mode we're the other way we it's very rare that anybody says anything bad about anybody when they leave here the least the locals and the homegrown still have the back of most of the guys even if they burned. All the ground on their way out the door they still are going to be positive that market in particular is one that is just incredibly. and. Don't you see through it like this guy left always bipolar this guy left Oh always terrible human this they're all terrible been the registration wouldn't want them right? Well, Adams. Yeah. He's your problem now. Yeah. Like everybody is a problem who doesn't want to be in the greatest city in the world in the most typically New York attitude except I can't even say that because Boston and Phil they don't have the exact same thing is are do you want to the Bobby and Jamal? Do you want to come in here in immediately make his presence felt not only as a football player hitting people think so I think they need that. I mean I think you give up to first and a third eventually pay him what you do because you put that responsibility on. That's got to be part of who he is and we'll see how they use them on the field and all that and I'm excited to watch him people. But yeah, a part of that has to be some of the leadership and taking some of that off. A bobby so he doesn't have to be the only one back there who sort of handling all of that I think that is very important for a young rising superstar kind of player like this. All right third question brock the made a whole bunch of addition to their offensive line not enough addition to their defensive line will either of those units be better than they were last year? It's it's hard for me to imagine it. It really is. It's going to be one of challenge can be better than what's that you don't think the offensive line could be well, it's going to be all new in that is crew is not going to have one game to play together it is going to have so few reps a pure violence it's GonNa have so few opportunities to work in unison, picking up blitzes in stunts and communicating in. When you can't now, it may be a little easier to communicate in stadiums because they won't be as loud but as as just the body language and communicating, you know those twists in a stunts. All of the movement is is. There's a lot of choreography that goes on there and if eighty percent of them are four out of five or quite possibly going to be new on that line, it's just hard to imagine that they're gonNA play as well as they did certainly in the second half of last year. Right I mean I. Did go ahead and line them up right tackle is shell right he's going to take his first snap of islands is a Seahawk Right Guard is Shmarko Jones he's played some. Centers going to be that's going to be new left guards probably going to start being potty until you as a footer or shoulder or spiner disc up. Other played almost every game last year. You Body. Yes. It didn't. He played fifteen games last year. you've left. All? Right. How many did he play? I'm going to find out. Darn right. You are howdy. Obviously Wayne Brown's the. Yankees. So in Sixteen Games. Okay. Started fifteen. Very. Good. I. Mean don't don't be mean to the pork I'm not being mean you boomer. Rolling absolutes at somebody that don't necessarily back in reality. So I guess if you're GONNA count that you're gonNA say DeMarco's played potties played join browns played GonNa. Right shell should be better than fatty so you can counter it that way and on paper it probably yeah. Probably on paper pure talent and upside I think there's probably more chase womack a problem chance warm act, but the problem is buoyed pork shock brother. That was a great dude by the way. was. Not Good. He not be was. Is Pork Chop. Pork Chop and snacks on the same team talk. Wallis another great pork chop just puts a smile on your face. There is no question that anybody any former teammate man was poked. Gosh. I love that Guy Greg Guy. So I think offensive on challenged purely from the experience and the choreography together defensive line. Defensive Line. You have the same defense of on your last year. You took away its best player. How could it possibly be better? If you looked at the depth chart by the way. Hey Brian Monet from the Guy Brandon. Jackson back. So that's not going to happen. Obviously. Yeah. The Defensive Brock, we've spend too much time on it. I can't keep talking about the depth of the defensive line. Clearly, they need some help there listening by the way can just make this point because I was listening to mark Schaller through I enjoy listening to I. Love that guy just blunt and honest and he and Dave Wyman have. Similar share characteristics ensler made a very simple point, but it's a student and he's like their starters in this league and their backups, and if you're GonNa win the Super Bowl you need both you can't have a roster of starters in the totally inexperienced not never played. They're not. They're not even backups they're wildcards you just can't have a roster that way you can't have a roster that's built with backups that are forced into being starters right that just that's not gonNa work if you're going to legitimately genuine look at the teams that have won super bowls last couple of decades that point is various. We know it here in Seattle when this team had starters were those are legit starters. Backups absolutely played a role. They were fifty deep they annihilated the Denver. broncos in the super bowl the following year when that depth got tested a little bit and even that game got tested and you have backups that weren't ready to play Third Simon you get exposed and you lose super bowls that defensive line you look at. The roster spur certainly offensively yep that's an NFL starter yet, that's an NFL backup. Even if they are inexperienced in your system on that line, that D. Line is you look at that group tell me who's a bona fide legitimate starter in this league, and then who is a bona fide legitimate backup that can come in especially in the D. Line with very little step back. They got your problems. Five defensive tackles on the roster period. Five that's it. Can you name any of them spoon afford PEUT AFFORD Got Three. You Got Christmas. Place at the table Latimer one more cedric lattimore. Here you go. See your five tackles period names. Home here. Name. Those on. One. Was You got one legitimate starter Jarran Reed legitimate you can win the Super Bowl Jerem rating when he plays disability. PUNA is in between I think he's he's. Approve proven year there were huge expectations and not really met last year. So he's somewhere in between a starter and backup, and then those other guys are not even backups in this league. To be fair you don't know yet what Christmas is. It was hurt all last year. I watch Christmas play like Games Florida State I. Think he's a very average player. I watch Brian Monet play Michigan. He was very average player in college I were very average players in college. You can't be a very average player in college and then all of a sudden be a legitimate starter backup in the NFL very regularly. That's hard to do it happens and guys do develop it absolutely can happen. But you certainly don't want to bank on that they need addition. So that group up front and then they're going to need some breakout player. So last question here you know Chris Carson breakout player a couple of years ago last year clearly decay metcalf who's your breakout player of two thousand twenty on this team it's going to be well disley but I don't know if he's still has rookie if he can still meet that threshold I think he's played he's played well yes. Yes. So that's A soft answer but I think in their system and what they're asking to do, and the help that he's going to have around him in that tight end room and billy. Bozeman is pizza this week workout every single day because why wouldn't he billy Bozeman he's going to do that. So I think he's going to have a tremendous year. If. I could wish for somebody. It would be obviously someone on that defensive. Player Jordan Brooks would be my choice of guys who could really have a breakout year. The other name might be trayful hours. I'm sorry. Shaquille Griffin is what I'm saying if Shaquille had one of those years where you know goes syringe pro bowler. Yeah pro-. Yeah. You Got Safety's now around you. You got all the help you need and he actually picks off a bunch of passes and does stuff with this year that would be a huge help to them marquees players another one where does he find a way to you know there's some suggestion who was who I saw suggests this that he an Adams would end up being the starters and Quandary digs would end up being more the guy who rotated in on on a nickel situation based on his experience in both of those roles. Yeah. I mean I I don't know how that's all going to work but obviously, he would be another one and then Jordan Brooks, your first round pick if he's actually out there and making plays and freeing up opportunities for others I mean any of those three I, take when you yes. I would contend above any of those though like a true breakout year. Breakout and they do something that no one expected and decay metcalf was that Carson was a couple years ago and this would truly be that way I mean it would be a an enormous leap would be J. Collier. A former first round pick can actually show his versatility and be a guy that can play like Michael Bennett is a five technique and come inside and be a two hundred eighty pound disruptive guy on that defensive line and get you three four or five sacks and just be a difference maker in the light bulb goes on in the maturity comes in the athletic ability it should be there to do what Michael Bennett was able to do physically then he would be the guy that I would sign up and if I could have a breakout year Gimme that former first pet's probably the right answer I agree with Brock. Let's just put it out there i. I know it's not as popular anymore on twitter these days but I I would like in the Hey, is in the barn we'll see it is good stuff man this is this is fun. This is fun I said, we had a lot to get to today a longer podcast. We have a lot to do a lot of the table. There's no more left I mean next week we I think we'll probably have the big story lines to watch for the next week or the week after. So hopefully, we're still watching baseball together by the time the next podcast rolls around and until then brock the Hay barn.

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Geoff Schwartz on college football draft trends, quarantine life

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Geoff Schwartz on college football draft trends, quarantine life

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Yeah the the Matt Ford Conversation at Ford is deeply in love with you. we're talking about the NFL draft first and foremost and then we're going to talk just about life in quarantine as a dad as a husband so you know just really get to know each other. In that way. Let's the draft was now a week ago. I think it played out in a a somewhat expected way. I'm not a huge NFL fan. You spend the two worlds so what I WANNA ask you. First and foremost was there anything about this year's draft or this year's draft coupled with previous drafts that reflect something. I guess specific about where college football is either as a whole or with certain systems or schools. Whatever you want Yeah so. I think that we're seeing now Somporn speed is especially in the NFL but but on college football we have a ton of wide receiver. I mean next year's class for wide receivers might be better and this was like an store here for wide receivers right like and my opinion. Speed cornerback trying to protect you. Try and defend those guys and also speed at your at receiver. Position is is the name of the game. It's how fast can be. And then I think the domino the continued domination the draft from the SEC. Pac twelve guys. We're just behind worm. Yeah I and in in the big bodies and the offense defense alliance there lapping us. Sec is in those in those positions. And then lastly does this. This might not be something to look forward to look at moving forward but this was a supremely deep deep year like we had a year where you'll pick you'll pick fifty was Jaylen. Johnson I mean he. He's an immediate immediate starter for the bears like he's an immediate upgrade that position interest with a deep deep drought much. That's a college football thing for next year but definitely the wide receivers like the speed guys just playing receiver now. They're not playing quarterback they're not playing running back especially upon wide receiver and an SEC. Just continues to dominate. That's why they win the title. All the time is because they're just they're just more talented or Kim upon college football. We're not getting there. Were there when you really count. Can't like out coach someone to a championship like you have to have dudes to win. I Did. There's no way about it now but you can't like have a great season where you kind of luck into it. You better years and years three four five years of top recruiting classes even be competitive on the national level so you mentioned the SEC. And and really I think it goes for a lot of the teams atop the sport which happens to be a lot of. Sec teams if you look at that first round. Even the first couple rounds the picks overwhelmingly come from the known powers of college football and probably yeah understandably so whereas if you look at successful. Nfl players sure there are certainly se alums at the top of the sport. But it's you get pretty wide. Swath Travis Kelsey went to Cincinnati Cream Hunt went to Toledo. I guess maybe draft Smart School Ohio. Flares know you see you know to force buckner just got the second highest defensive contract of all time right and he goes to Oregon a power but not in the SEC. Do you think it's a a trust thing that scouts and GM have with the SEC. Do you think it's visibility thing. Do you think it's a distrust of perceived competition level as it something else or what makes it so much easier even though eventually talent is pretty spread out. So it's been question. I think that because the SEC is just so much. I think just more advanced in general like the way they play the players. They have any defensively either. Much more advanced than than other conferences When you watch them once exceeding the SEC you think okay look succeeding in a conference. That has great talent around him short and therefore there should be good pros and I think that that is something that is definitely. You'll we look at it and say yeah that's why they're lobbies players ended up getting drafted so I didn't get. It's not a slight against them. They should be drafted high because they performed you at SEC. But you look at I'm trying to find the tweet now. But you will get like Alabama for example and they are so good and just in general like Disney incredible incredible place. It's turnout prose and prose and prose it. I think it's some positions like quarterback and ends up being quote like easy right and I think we. Nfl just is not as easy. I think from like the two thousand Eighteen Bama team like eleven first round draft picks on offense. It's it's just like our regis like it shouldn't be that easy and college so I think that's why you get to An issue. Nfl like it's just not as easy. It's not an easy was an Alabama. Lsu Joe Borough is going to be thrown into less talented wide receivers daddy that he did and other than Aj Green Green still there right. Is that a thing. Yeah J. Green. I think they're going to be good. But right you'll but basically be in theory. I mean for example to one thousand percent throw into to worse talent and more solid offense align that has Alabama. So do you think and I'm actually curious about this because you bring up Alabama. Nick Sabin if and I'm sure you watch bill ballot. Check Nick Sabin. Hbo Thing and in that Nick Sabin talks about scouts reaching out GM's reaching out or really not reaching out and he. He had sort of a comment. That said nobody called me about this guy would have told you not to take them in the first round. How many coaches are allegedly that honest because the more first round pick school produces the better for recruiting the better for that coaches reputation is there? Is there an honesty level there? Yeah I think I think they're actually has to be because If you tell abro coach or scout that ex player is much better than he is or you'll his his attitude issues arnold problem or he's a great leader when he's not an nfl these not those things then your butts on the line there like you go. How much can somewhat trust your opinion? If you can't give it to them straight and so agree that you have to balance. We'll want your guy in the first round but he also just. Kinda can't make things up to NFL PERSONNEL. Because then you kind of Look Foolish. And then they're gonNA to ask rusty less. I'm not saying I don't think Nick. Sabin is done this but I do. Think coaches are fairly honest when it comes to behind the scenes private conversations with other coaches. And if you walk in the Alabama facility. I don't think I'm making this up. I think this is the thing. They will splash out in front for recruits. How many dollars Alabama players have made being drafted high signing those second contract? So it's not like he's shying away from that element but also they are going to be honest because at a certain point everybody can call bs once you see it on the field exactly and That's why I was surprised though Called Nick Sabin Picks I felt that was always something that people did. And Yeah it's just it's I do think there's something to like. Alabama part is just see beat up on the L. A. It's rough and SEC. It's rough in Alabama it is Put some tough up other. Will that work against I mean we? We see it with running backs were like. Oh my God. He has eight hundred carries in his career. And we've seen running backs that do get drafted somewhat high thing. Josh Jacobs. You know doesn't have a lot of carries it Alabama. But he showed his talent. Do we see that in other positions where snap counts Sanca. This guy played a lot to center a four year. Starters a lot of tread on his tires is that working against other positions the way it does maybe against running backs no should it? No I think like off. It's aligned. Yo Experience is important and if you played that long you haven't gone her. That's obviously a plus. I think the running back position is is so injury prone that does play a role in out me. Never Miss your to. I mean to a injuries that had a lot guys. I know. Dolphins drafted him. They did a great job with smokescreen. A lot of people. I talked to someone with the dolphins and I still can. They liked Herbert but I obviously the one with two now the guys. It's a lot of injuries. Injuries for high draft pick or deposition which is typically a position. You don't get injured very often Joe Perrault. But that I mean maybe swollen jury here and there. Herbert's has had a collarbone one year There's no other northern Georgia. Love wasn't hurt. Easing off to transfer but Toronto wasn't hurt. 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You'll get twenty percents off your first purchase. You'll help give to someone in need again. That is bombast dot com slash solid. I want to talk about Justin Herbert for a second. Because he means a lot to both you and me. I like to think of myself as somebody who likes to and hopefully correctly used the phrase at a certain point whereas we hear about quarterbacks with three different coordinators four different coordinators or a new system every year or you know there are excuses. They're built in excuses that sometimes resonate and sometimes seem a little bit hollow. You know we know these quarterbacks we Christian Hackenberg Josh Rosen. They have all these coordinators in the same is true for Justin. Herbert and there was criticism from me from you from this is all public. published from NFL scouts both with their names and without their names that the system at Oregon held him back. Do you think what I guess. What is legitimate and not a player's fault and what is sort of bs because we'd see when guys actually get to League that sometimes. Those concerns were warranted yet. Herbert the corner issue is not as pronounced as other other times in a quarterback because his issue was never not knowing what to do right. He pulled truck about people look at his his sophomore season. And they say well he like if you look at like pro football focus. They say Sophomore. Season highest graded season right right and but yeah he played with. Willie Taggart who is known to have a high tempo high-flying explosive offense always know four state aside obviously but when he came to Oregon South Florida for two years in a row at the most explosive offense in the country. Most explosive plays in the past game. Show when you take down context you look off at you. Plays in play in guess now at Oregon almost exact opposite right it was run the football. I were take two or three shots. A game though Screen passes and the offense did not fit. Would Justin is really good. At anticipation issues are real. He keyed there's times when he sees the guy he just does not now whether or not and whether or not that's because he is afraid to make. Mistakes is very obvious at times or guys. Just take a while to open. There are plenty of times just to stay in the pocket tall waiting for someone to get open. Receivers have not been trapped. They're not good. Last year's he's not had a guy drafted. You said about borough heads at five guys draft and the Alpha Award winning receiver last year to is going to have everyone serving everywhere receive retirement running back. He played with every left. Tackle every right tackle. It's going to be drafted the NFL. Herbert did not have that. Luxury skill position players offense align obviously very good So all of it plays a role how evaluate Herbert's? The question becomes obviously are the issues. He has an anticipation are they allowed or they allowed. Are they able to be fixed in the NFL? And that's obviously some of the chargers have to figure out the other stuff that heard about canopy. Do you see quarterbacks get anticipation issues fixed? Once they get their generally speaking. I don't I don't think so but I but I think with his choice of specifically he's had it I am. The senior bowl was fine and it was a small sample size but this is the time when he finally play with anyone who was any good and played a lot better. I think he can. He can't do it he's GonNa be allies. Probably if he's able to do that And I'm I'm hiring Herbert than the most are A couple of things. I just did not understand that criticism about Herbert. One is the leadership stuff. I you know you talk to people I do you know that was never a problem at Oregon. I I just. I tried to find someone told me it was. It was the other one I don't understand. Is the IT factor. So what's interesting about? How evaluate quarterbacks? Is You know quarterback. Eight runs for a touchdown. Oh my God great thing ever. What a winner. Right quarterback be not allowed to run for ten weeks of the season. Vinyl out to run has three touchdowns in the rose. Bowl doesn't have the IT factor. What what what what do you mean? What do you mean he he? He won the Rose Bowl for the team. I want to watch the Rose Bowl. The other day As I WANNA watch for a little bit. The left tackle Oregon Veasley in Wisconsin. I would say played better than organic types. Like order won that game. We just to Herbert played really well as a runner actually stuff. It's like what why what that's not true. We're looking at the same thing. How do you have factor so I think some of it legitimate? I think some of it was just people making stuff up to knock him down. Outside of quarterback where does football intelligence and instincts matter most position wise while I mean offense align is a huge one? Obviously I mean you have to be able to play fast and and play with knowledge of what's happening Around you but also think on your defense safety is a sexual position you have to be able to to kind of understand what's happened in the past game. What your pass rush is going to be. How much time you have You know we're we're we'll wrap concept that you're seeing in front of you the last position. I want to say that I think doesn't get enough credit and college football. It's never get credit. 'cause it's not really valuables the NFL but tight end Is it extr extremely what's the right word cerebral three. Yes ruble position. Because think about this. If you're the tight end you have to know the entire passing game tree right. Because you're he route runner right. You also have to know all the formations because you're either going to be the right or laughter emotion across you're gonNA shift across all the run game as well. 'cause you're part of the run game you know all these three parts of the office a wide receiver just has to know where they lined up at. What route they write off. Its alignment I have to know the run game and sometimes after no formations running back doesn't have to do the route route. Three that tight end does so titus position those who play really well they got a Lotta different things and and I think that that position is not as important college but really underrated as far as the the intelligence is needed to that position too high level. So what I'm hearing is. Even though Gronk Travis Kelsey come across as goof-balls secretly intellectual on the field growth has not yet GRONK is is is. I think very bright he. He's party nature and his free spirit. really not from. I think actually how how bright he believes. Two things can be true at once. Always remember he can enjoy partying and knowing an offense and executing well Is there is there a position that is? What is the most unprepared position? No matter how good you are in college no matter how well you know the playbook no matter how good your instincts are what is just the steepest position to climb with the challenges of the NFL on a quarterback easy. When I think yeah. I guess outside of quarterback as well the speed the intellect. Yeah I would probably say offense alive I mean. I think I'll use potatoes example. I'm watching him. He's twenty twenty. One is probably the top tackle caught with Alan Trophy winner. I watched them play Wisconsin. He had three two for sure three three times he had just an actual like third and eight drop back past it where he had a straight rush right one on one. It was Akbar in the kindergarten drafted by the saints. Who Saints he be on the first one Beats kind of the wrong word. Second one whose finding number forty one with other one he likes that was three reps three reps now and other pass protectionist plaques pass yet so we're we're guys moved and shifted on him and whatnot but three actual reps of a one on one pass rush. He'll have twenty five to thirty five or those. Nfl Game Wow yeah. And that is the big difference in my opinion. When you see college off it's going the NFL's you just have to pass more and always offense. College aren't built quite like you see in the NFL. And that's tough transition to make I think orders do often end up having more more. Those dropback pass attempts by. He didn't get the opportunity to really work on what he's going to do in the NFL. That's the tradition at times from the NFL. From caution fell so hard line position and high. It's not a guy from Asu or cal it's Khalil Mack Yes that's one thing that that is. The biggest differences between college dinner fell. That's exact answer I give them. I'm like yeah. When I was in college I played a point. Usc US's defensive end. Which was you know. Laura Jackson And then that was at that was ends that was. I mean there was one. Ucla Bruce Davis or something. Yeah that's a nice drafted at some point. Oh one of my favorite of all time Teepee to Washington state. But he's a defensive tackle on it really facing very much in college as far as Pass Rush Wise Like nick read it but but but not. Nfl YEAH NOT NFL player. That's it so Nfl You ozzy face NFL every week. And that's a huge difference. I mean you'll pennzoil in time in Oregon. Maybe the best pass rusher sparking a place on his own team. Otherwise he's not going to get a lot of guys the conference especially That are even remotely close to pros. How many years did you play eight? You played seasons your brothers. In what number season about just finished he just finished eight? He just finished eight okay. So your brother's taken in the second round Mitchell Schwartz. All pro right tackle for the Kansas City chiefs. You're taking in the seventh round. Yes I assume if coaches had a crystal ball and they said this guy will be an eight year player. He will be an eight year. Nfl Offensive Lineman. You would probably be taken higher than the seventh round trip and Mitch. If everybody knew he wa- all pro caliber would have been taken higher than the second. What do you think? And let's get extremely personal. What do you think it's overlooked about you about Mitch about any offensive Lineman who outplays his draft Draft RANK? Oh it's athletic traits. Okay pizzas ivories apple for this year. I'll know I'm sticking to Oregon a bunch because that's all the time but Calvin Throckmorton or right tackle Every time I watch him play when he does he boss guy in front of him. That's his job is and he doesn't extremely he didn't allow sack in his college career. Right now you've got a couple of times but like but yeah. He runs a four of four five. Four doesn't have the greatest shuttle and we look at athletic traits that we value them way. Too Much Senate just does the Guy Block somewhere. It's that simple. I think that's what you'll even sticking out. West Bradley Nye. The PASS RUSH STARTED UTAH. Fifth Round draft. He he was Utah all time sack leader like he's he should be the third round draft pick low second round draft. Are you kidding me? But there's a run as fast and it's like it's ridiculous we obsess over athletic traits. And that's why I think I was drafted lower than I probably should have been. I don't think I was all anything. Higher than maybe fourth round draft pick. My brother was actually drafted higher than I think we thought he would have. Thought Kinda middle to end a second around not start the second round right And he was a little more athletic actually combine numbers little worse. If you kinda great them altogether I have one thing over my brother. He has the super bowl the Foro pros budding. That's what it is. It's his athletic traits. So what I'm hearing is you are blaming Mr and Mrs Schwartz. You're blaming your parents for costing you and possibly Mitch Countless millions. But if you go look at Mitch's contract situation it's not much to be upset about that. Sir He did earn a very nice second contract from Kansas City Okay I'M GONNA stick with grading here because That's about all I care about the draft just because I don't have an NFL team. I don't watch a lot of the. Nfl Sundays are for a lot of college. Football stuff from me after week. Whatever how would you grade yourself as a both? The husband and father pros cons strains weaknesses during this extended quarantine. GimMe a scouting report as you for you as a household presence. Okay so This is gonNA sound a little bit I don't even care I'd I don't make I don't make any bones about having money so I i. When this started when this when the cove in nineteen corona virus kind of became a thing early February I kind of felt the direction we were going and I know my strength and weaknesses as a husband and as a dad. I'm hearing anticipation. The best is that I unlocked teaching my kids. Anything lessons not what? I'm not like teaching school at. That's not my thing about good at the patience for it ain't gonNA happen. Solid are your kids. Now we're not talking about high schooler. So they're five and three. Yeah Okay and and I also like work during the day. My wife is a nurse at the hospital but she works during the day. So I told our friend WHO's Who's an elementary schoolteacher? Said look with schools closed. We're hiring you so how I contra to the corning time is. I hired sandy to teach my kids during the day. Okay so things you know. Now it's like I said very worth very worth it Tokai. I think that's I mean that. Means you are. Valuing your children's educations you're out you're not spending your money on something frivolous an allergist. Doing a great job by Alex has been has been. He's been learning a lot. My little three year old is not much for the dishes. Like prances around the House all day just to watch the people doing the pool in the backyard. I will give myself high grade for this to her friend has been living with us. This is March eighth. This is teachers friend. No this is no. Sandy goes back and forth between our house every day. Okay my wife's best friend Visit California March eighth. She is not left and I have been totally cool with it like in the past two weeks and Mike. I kind of want like some new Time Bay. It's about time to like your friend to leave but it's actually been very helpful because it just gives her someone else to hang out with. It's not me I'm hearing patients. I'm hearing poise so I would say that I have been very. I've been great in the quarantine. Also I let her like indulge yourself with fun activities example. This weekend were doing a probe in her house. Okay great dressing up and I've attacks. Where am I talked to? My wife is wearing eleven-year-old dress. That I don't think fits quite well a pay and working to play corny music and we have balloons that she blood already. And we're going to have a prominent liberal room probably at nine PM Eastern on Saturday night. We're going to have a zoom link if people want to join us just indulging her and like it's like we got A. We had a fiesta one weekend. We bought a Pinata off Amazon and like may talk Os and Yada like just indulging her in her little need to have fun moments. When I'm hearing is nonstop motor from from this creativity what I'm hearing here for just like I say. Espn she is not like she She likes to clean which is great for me so like shows. Kim. That's like cleaning thing. We're just cleaned for out straight. I'm hearing great teammate. I'm here in great locker room presence. Your Culture Guy off all that yeah great cold. I'm always been a great a great culture guy that's been my ital- got some of the Felker Culture Guy. What needs improvement. What needs if you could grade yourself down for anything. If you said Okay to best Jeff that I could be in this household I need to improve X Y and Z for sure to say. It's the same two things that have haunted me this. This marriage Mister liles cleaning the kitchen and folding laundry. Oh okay but have been a big deal I tell you do you own air pods. Yes okay. I'm not they don't pay us. This is just completely unsolicited. Advertising from me chores are made so much. Better listening to podcasts on air pods because you have you know. It's it's tough when a wire gets in the way of your loading a dishwasher. Something like that. Find A podcast. You really like maybe. It's the solid verbal. I duNNo. Maybe it's sports wars. Find podcast you love and only let yourself listen to it while you do the dish while you clean the kitchen while you fold laundry. That's all my wife. Does she has books on tape. Yeah she was just too and I cut her. I caught her smiling their day during the book on tape just sitting there like what happened and she said the husband just got shot and I was like oh. No no why you swallowed this. How are you sleeping? Oh my coach is who so We're getting by man. We're we're fortunate we've had a little cup a couple like Weekend Bonfires we invite our neighbors over. We just six feet apart in the driveway with just a little bonfire action We've we've made it. We've made it work as best as possible. Look I I thought we're getting sports back soon. Enough I feel. I feel pretty confident. Trebol maybe everywhere but California right and NFL's happening so we'll have something to talk about in a couple of months. Hopefully what has been the best thing you've cooked especially as relates to good leftover meals if such a thing exists in your household shop. Don't get leftovers very often I I did Iraq lamb in the Sufi. That was pretty good. Okay Soft Shell Crabs one day. I'd like a sandwich just with fried them and then how will sauce with them I did beef short ribs as well. The thing with cooking the hard part when with two kids is that basically for myself. Because I'm not giving kids beef short rib and so then. I have my kids dinner because you don't think they should be eating it for health reasons or because you want more for you. I'm just I just know. I don't care what they eat but like my kids like they're five and they're eating bone in rib is of district. It's not like like just like go like chicken nuggets. Just that's not right. I like your kids ordering Oni and just having a very sophisticated Sushi Howard at five and three. We've we we. We take them a Sushi a bunch when we were allowed to go out to dinner and they try to get him. Eat Sushi. They just they wouldn't do it. That's at least got spicy egg. Only I think is the CR Chin. Like goal yellowy. Oh yeah the salty but delicious. It's good yeah. It's pretty good Food there was a day meeting. You went to Eat New York City. We had two lunches back to back. Yeah I tell people this that and I tell them. It's not unusual lighter. Rahman and they were like. We're still heavy when he got walked out like two blocks to talks and was great. I recommend bang bangs to everybody. It was it was. It was really good Ya Moh our friend. Matt Ford G loves me because I share the greatest Story of all time where Dope Barnwell friend of course Back when I did have access to stats text bill. Bill would just provided me with set stat and loved. That bill was able to help me out with stats. He's like you're a pro athlete and you just texted bill for stats said. Yeah I don't have any other. I don't have anywhere to get stats so bill like very helpful to run Matt. Thinks it's the best thing of all time bells the best. There's I mean just to know you. Is there just circumstances like we went to a Christmas party a couple years ago now and you showed up having shopped at a department store with like fourteen pairs of shoes for your children that does sweaty and carrying a garbage bag full of discount shoes for your kids? I forgot what I went to Nordstrom rack. It was like a mile the hotel I forgot about that. There's you went. I I was listening to your podcast and I love. All the details are great. I was listening to your podcasts. That you do with Matt. And he's a former producer at what? Good morning football and the Katie Nolan. Show he's great And gave Goodwin and you told a story about how you like. Edm You just don't like dancing and standing and you'd like to go to an ATM festival. If you could just sit somewhere on the side of the stage and enjoy the music no drugs no dancing just that big nasty base like yes like The other day we were sitting there are video. Puts HIM ON TWITTER? At Jeff Schwartz. My kids dance to like borjas like I don't know it was just on the House. We listened to and like with these. I just don't Wanna I don't WanNa dance. I mean it's a little bit but forty forty five minutes. My backers had enough. I want to be able sit and just enjoy the music and my wife and her friends dance and just have fun. You're out on one of the three letters that make up the term. Edm you're out on D Yes and Yeah amount of and look. I don't drink and I don't do drugs. Obviously be sober. Three m the LAS Vegas Motor speedway. Listen to stow with his new new music for the for the year and just raven out. I guess in my chair by myself the other story I tell people is when you were still inactive. Nfl Player. You are on a high protein diet and you went and got what's called St Meet in New York with my brother when we were all at espy nation. And my brother Wolfs down food. He's disgusting he goes and he heats a chipotle. Burrito in like a six bytes or something and you guys went out and Got Street. Meet Alex my brother came back almost ghost faced and said Jefford double meat and he finished it before we even got back to office. He had never seen that sort of display of athleticism. And it sticks with me to this day. You're just an ad that people don't realize I wish I wish you liked that still Who WOULD BE. It'd be rough on the old belly. Oh man Yeah Scott Street me. I've been New York forever. Street meat is by John. I can't if I had some ho L. Bothers now I'd just be in the in the in the potty just couldn't do it you find yourself now you have a kid of your own Z. Kid terms for like adult things. I just called potty now. Twenty four seven. Do you Mike. He doesn't really speak yet. He's not potty trained so that specifically I don't do I do find myself. There are times where like I'll say to my wife like. Ooh Did you get him a Baba for his bottle you know like. Oh maybe we should speak English as adults. Maybe we should save this one. Saving grace of you know when we're not we're not in front of our kid just speak English. There are times where I do that absolutely I just and now my kid now my son is kind of reading now so you can kind of. He can listen to a spell out words and he kind of knows what they are. Now he's like Daddy. I'm what you said. I'm like sure Alex. Just don't unto no that time to learn Spanish or mandarin what I actually my wife. She thought about doing like Rosetta Stone. Type thing At doing exactly that like just taking like a month and learning another language in front of our our kids and they'll probably pick it up. They're sponges so in the you're teaching them at the same time they are they are they are sponges all right. That's all the time we have most. Because I'm hungry I need to eat and I'm sure you're hungry till so everybody. Thank you for listening. Listen to Jeff Schwartz is smarter than you listen to it where you on. Fox Sports Radio. Yeah I do some of my most do the PAC twelve show on Sirius. Xm S. A. Six to nine eastern out or we. We're kind of PODCAST format right now. Still at six o'clock every night Monday through Friday follow him on instagram. Follow me on twitter. And by all means just enjoy the Jeff Schwartz experience as everybody else does Jeff. Thank you very much for your time and Continue luck in the household. Thank you you guys.

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It's probably a college tuition payment. Yeah you can do it. Put it on. Trevor lawrence and urban meyer go ahead. I know i'm given out gambling advice right out the gate but i thought we pretty much just dedicate the entire pod today to the nfl schedule. Release i have five big takeaways that i will reveal. It's interesting because we know the opponents that's out there but once you're able to line up the season win totals and the order of schedule. For instance the cleveland browns last year. They opened with the baltimore ravens. And they got squashed and everybody's ass sabo browns. Of course the browns come back had a great season went to the playoffs. Beat the steelers. Crushed the steelers and this year the baltimore. Ravens will play against the cleveland browns in. I believe it's week twelve. Then the browns have a buy and then the bonds play browns. Play the ravens again. So they play in week twelve by for the browns week. Fourteen browns ravens again very odd but then what we can now do because the schedules that we can look at the raven who they play in between those browns games. Oh it's the pittsburgh steelers their biggest rival. We know what happens when the brown when the steelers play the ravens. It's a body bag game. It always is and there is the lead up to it and then there is the after the week after. Usually those teams are spent from the rival. Could be very fortuitous for the browns and list. I don't wanna get too excited about by five points. But the browns are one of them. So we'll get to that. I will say. I did an awesome fun spectacular over an hour show at fox. A gambling schedule released special. It was a lot of fun. Jeff schwartz and sammy p we did it You guys check it out on youtube. They post it on facebook. It's on twitter. Foxsports dot com. And i wrote a piece just a quick hit piece breaking down every team and mike early thoughts based on the schedule release. And i'm very excited. I it's may. There's still a lot that's going to happen. The nfl remember june one. We could see a ton of veteran cuts doodoo Salary cap savings for some teams. I've jamison crowder could be balanced from the jets. I'm sure you've heard a lot of other names. Obviously june one is a big day for aaron rodgers. Once june one hits his guarantees down considerably. An if the packers are going to trade him. It's gonna happen after june one. It won't happen here in the next two weeks so lot is coming up in the nfl. Nba playoffs are close. Not gonna dive too deep. Nothing super interesting happened in the nba. On wednesday night. I had a buddy invited me to the lakers. Rockets game lakers raising the banner. But i had to faulk show and Could do it. Missed the lakers. Barely squeeze out a win over the rockets I mean listen lakers had them they were not gonna cover the spread no ad no lebron shooter and the rockets trying out like a tank team but lakers get. The win. doesn't really help them. Unfortunately because of elsewhere in the league you know Dallas mavericks win lakers obviously need them to portland. Beats utah in a big game and folks. It looks like in the nba. We are going to be headed toward the lakers. Getting seven seed and having to play the warriors in the play. And i will say this. I sent rob g texts that we need to get this guy named ethan. Strauss on the podcast. Next week. he wrote a piece for the athletic. About how the golden state warriors are suddenly dangerous. And i'm not going to dive into it here. Maybe we'll get him on the pot. I don't personally know him. But the crux of his piece was the lake. The warriors are better. Without james wiseman and the warriors are better without kelly oubre. Both of them are down right now. And the words are essentially playing draymond green at center and then surrounding him with four like small guys. Andrew wiggins jordan pool can base more curry trying out guards and one big. And it's working and listen. I don't know lebron supposed to play against the rockets. he didn't. we don't know what his status is. Is he going to play in the playing game. Do the lakers want the seven seat. I don't do. They want the eighteen. Juneau's lot to be sorted out but we'll get to that mostly next week but the focus of this pod will be on the nfl schedule release and the five big points. I'm going to buzz through them. Real quick few minutes on each number one. The san francisco forty niners have the easiest schedule in the nfl. And this jimmy. Trae land situation is gonna get weird. You can take that to the bank. Most of the analysis you'll read today is oh based on last year's schedule wind percentage. This is the team with the toughest schedule and it's really pathetic. That's straight up like you know. Two thousand and seven analysis. You know what matters more now. Is the gambling lines. Vegas has a better read on teams than a win percentage from a year ago. That takes no doesn't take into account free agency doesn't take into account the draft. I mean playing jacksonville. That's that's supposed to be an automatic win based on last year's numbers vegas things a little higher jacksonville than they do. For instance the houston texans detroit. Lions and you play for instance the kansas city chiefs fourteen in to To brutal game well is it really. We'll get a minute. But the forty niners had the easiest schedule. The league by considerable amount the forty nine by the way open the season against two of the teams with the lowest projected win. Totals the lions on the road and then they open at philadelphia so they opened with. Listen it nothing is a layup in this league. Okay but the niners have very very good familiarity. With mr jared goff. Who's now quarterback in lions. I don't think ali the lines. I don't think anyone does and week two. It's the philadelphia eagles. So it's a lot of travel for the niners will stay on the east coast and into the mid west. I don't know will travel back a lot of time to tell. But i think the bigger question is is jimmy garoppolo. Starting because folks they don't play the forty niners a good defense. I think they play one. Top ten defense in the first five weeks and that would be the arizona cardinals who went tenth last year and dvr. I'd like the cardinals a lot. This year they play them in week. Five they open against the lions the eagles the packers who look for god's with the packers come on guys. This team is not that good okay. I know they've gone into straight. Nfc title games. Lot of packers fans the pod. They some of them text me. Yes i'm talking about you. Packers team will see aaron rodgers. Not a good place. But it's early on the packers. It's early we weren't roger. Go play the season with him Week four seattle no defense whatsoever and then week five arizona. Coming out of that it's colts barriers arizona again like really. I'm not saying the niners are going to start out seven or but this is a very fortuitous schedule. They play in the month of december tennessee. Houston i mean. These are not good teams atlanta. Cincinnati there december schedule seattle. Cincinnati atlanta tennessee. Houston i don't think any of those are playoff teams hell. I could've added the late november at jacksonville versus minnesota. Like tiffany. cisco's going to do really well but this is work. It's interesting is jimmy g. Going to be the guy understanding now. One would think that it sounds like he's going to be the quarterback this year. But you have to wonder. Is the twenty year old trae lance gonna wow and training camp and get the starting job out of the gate. I don't i have no idea. I can't imagine would stunned if that were the case. But that's when it gets weird if jimmy healthy and he's out there killing it and let's say the forty niners go. I don't know thirteen and four. What do you do if your cost. Shanahan k thirteen in four. Jimmy g. i think is twenty four. Eight is a starter. This is shaping up to be a problem for the niners. It is the schedules good if everybody could stay healthy. I don't know what's happening jimmy. Jean and trae land. I really don detroit lance pick still does not make sense to me. So that's my biggest takeaway number two. The cleveland browns have the third easiest schedule and folks. Listen if you've been listening to this pod for a couple of months now dating back to last football season i have been bullish on the browns. I loved what they did in free agency. The browns of the third easiest schedule. It's not crazy to think of them as a super bowl team. I'm dead serious. I sat on the fox Thing wednesday night. They've got a top five roster in the nfl. You go look at the depth chart some of these. Some of these really really good teams. Kansas city even has some holes in their depth chart. It's i mean right now. The kansas city chiefs offensive line is tvd place. They're gonna have four or five new starters and that's not ideal when you look at their first two gates. They're going to open up against the browns. They should win that game. It'll be favored but four or five new offensive line starters. There's a question of if remers technically starter is he gonna. What's the deal with. They don't know if it's four or five but it's going to be one of those two in front of the homes the opening up against the browns and then a week to they face wink martindale ravens defense and i know you could save. We'll jason. they lost gakuen. They lost jude on. Okay that's fine. You know what wink martindale does. He's always top five in the nfl in blitzes. Blitz percentage pressure rate quarterback knockdowns. That's what the ravens do. They got the kid. Jason away at penn state he just to be blitzing off the edge relentlessly. That's what they do against a an offensive line that's brand new and getting held together by duct tape. And i'm not bashing the chiefs games probably gonna go back to the super bowl again. I probably but it's it's early. I'm just saying it could be a bumpy start for them. Meanwhile you look at the cleveland browns. I mean you know myles garrett on one end judean. Cloudy on the other. Maliki jackson in the middle. There's talked at the linebacker. Notre dame 'camorra core core more my butchered his name. I'm not good at saying some of these names guys There's talking may start at a at a at a linebacker spot and were their strength really lies outside of garrett and cloudy on the on the edges is in secondary. I mean denzo ward greedy williams. Greg newsom the kid out of The rookie add northwestern's really promising Young kid out of lsu and then the two guys they stole from the rams and free agency johnson and hill that brown. Secondary's good guys telling you it's not crazy to think of them as a super bowl team. So that's that's my second takeaway and remember. I was early on the browns last year. Gave them out as to make the playoffs they were. They were profitable team for me last year. The browns browns were winners number. Three on my five takeaways from the schedule release Robbed snuka like this one jon. Gruden and the raiders will be in the mix for the number one pick with houston and detroit. That's how bad is raider. Team is and. I don't think we're going to hear. Gruden calls for his job. Remember he is nineteen and twenty. Nine with the raiders. I don't really see a lot of promise. They butchered. they had mariota who they could have tried to partial off somewhere. But he's making too much money so they couldn't and now he's stuck his. I don't know the best or second best backup quarterback in the league but you lose three offensive linemen yet. Add kenyan drake very curious off season. Right now raiders depth chart at receiver. Henry ruggs bryan edwards. Who is a rookie last year. Hunter renfrow in the slot. They got john brown. Who you know. The the buffalo bills didn't keep and he. He was promised in two or three years ago. I eat struggled last year. Willie smi like this is not a great receive in court and don't even get me star on the defense guys. The raiders are bad. This is a bad football team. It could be a very long year for jon. Gruden get he got a ten year contract. I don't think he's going anywhere. You look at the schedule. And you're like wow what. How were these guys even gonna pull anything off it is. I mean it starts off with the ravens and then you oh ravens then pittsburgh yeah. That's always nice. And then miami. Which i don't think much of miami but Remember last year. Miami and the raiders. Play great game just one of the craziest games of the season. If memory serves. I think that was the game. Fitzpatrick came in and bailed out to get the they get the chargers who i like the charges a lot this year and in the second i mean the month of december. They got to face chase young in washington. Patrick mahomes the aforementioned browns. It's just a brutal schedule. For the raiders. I don't like anything about it. They come out of the bye week. Have to travel to new york. Then they gotta come home to face. Patrick mahomes like the thanksgiving affair with dallas. I could already tell you what's going to happen. And now and by the way. So the cowboys will be favored by touchdown. They will everybody in their mama. Bet dallas dallas will go up and lot. The raiders will hang around and the raiders will probably come in the back door for a late cover. Because i believe nothing absolutely nothing in the dallas defense. That's not one of my five points. I just i i'm not. I'm not a believer so number three on the schedule takeaway jon gruden. 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Tyrod taylor shawn watson as legal troubles and to shawn watson. Oh by the way has said. He's not playing for the french anymore. he's done so. Jags opened with a win over the texans. That's a layup then. They play denver in jacksonville. So you don't have to go to mile high. It's a winnable game. I like the broncos a lot this but that's a winnable game by the way houston was favored in this in the opener against jacksonville. That has already flipped Didn't take long. I would not be surprised if it's up to three or four. I will bet jacksonville game no matter what. That's i'm taking jags. And then you know it come back to earth a little bit with a tough game arizona. But then it's like jacksonville. Plays the bengals. The titans miami. It's not out of the room miami's in london. By the way that the jags are four and two or five and one at the bye. Week obviously gets tougher. Travel to seattle off the bye. They have buffalo. San fran rams that you know they got they got a bram stripped. It's tough There is some travel in the second half and they close out with an af the jets in late december as they're fighting for a playoff spot at the patriots. Who knows. It's mac. Jones or cam newton at that point and then against the colts in a game that could be for the division on january ninth cheese. How late latest. The season ending with seventeen gains so. I am bullish jacksonville. I will be betting them to win. The afc south. I will bet their season win. Total over. I like this jacksonville team. Guys get on board right now. Just remember where you heard a first. Trevor lawrence could be. Could be one of the premier quarterbacks in this league before anybody knows it and i wanna remind people tremendous stat from the fox research group since nineteen ninety at least four teams have qualified for the playoffs in every season. That were not in the post season the year before jacksonville qualifies and folks. That's four there's four new playoff teams every year since one thousand nine hundred. So it's easy to say. Oh he's the chief says it's gonna be the bills and the browns. Yeah we got that. Who are the new teams because there are new ones every year. Maybe there's three in the nfc one in the afc to whatever there's going to be new ones that's how it works. The trick is finding out who those teams are. And i'm telling you. Jackson is going to be one of them just just remember. You heard it all right and finally my fifth big takeaway from the nfl schedule release. And i have been talking to supper while talking about my saturday radio show. We've had guests on here. Who i've discussed it with this tampa bay buccaneers seventeen or no. That's a real thing. I just want you to be aware this is not oh they return all the gulf of starters on defensive starter. There's more than that guys. The schedule lines up really really nicely for the defending super bowl chance so assuming they get dallas and they are favored in that game in the opener. They're going to be favored in week. Two against atlanta. And then it could be pretty good this year. They'll be improved there. They are going to be favored at the rams. Then they have to go back across the country which is a tough travel spot in week. Four they didn't do. Tom brady any favors. They week three. They go to the rams a week. Four they go across the country to face. Bill belichick in new england on sunday night. Football in probably a game. That's going to be hype through. The roof is suspect. The patriots are probably two and one. At that point. I think tampa will be three in tampa gets by that and again rams patriots. There's not an easy where they might lose to the rams for all we know okay. We're looking ahead to the patriots team. If they somehow come out of four no unscathed miami philly bears saints and it's not drew brees anymore. Guy's is james ortega. I'm anticipating at least a six or more spread for all those games. So now you're looking at older eight knowing the by and then they come out rematch in washington from the playoff game face the giant sunday night. Football again bucks are going to be favored in. I mean i. I'm looking for a game. They won't be favored. And you've got to go all the way to week. Fourteen will see buffalo. But they don't have to go to upstate. New york they get buffalo at home. They play carolina twice. They play the jet their final three games for tom. Brady carolina who by double digits. Twice last year they played them twice and they play the jets in the final three games and they played the saints december nineteenth. This and the saints are not going to be very good this year. They're not i mean. If you wanna back sean payton you know good luck. I know that they're eight and one the last two years without drew brees. It's fine spot starts here and there's one thing do it for a season defense. Got older loss. Trey hendrickson their leading sack guy. I just don't see it with the saints guys seven. Windy maybe i- tampa bay seventeen and it's going to be a thing. Now i will say. I did jinx somebody last year. I said you know this team could be could could go undefeated in the regular season it might have even been the chiefs. I don't remember and and then of course like that week they lose And it was. It was bad but that happened last year. Gyco knows there are many reasons why you ride from the exciting adventure of the daily commute. The peace of mind. That geico always has your back with twenty four seven access to claim service and legendary customer service but pamela had one reason in particular. My skin is extremely averse to most fabrics except for the soft buttery feeling of leather thankfully. 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The Best (And Worst) NFL Offseason Moves

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The Best (And Worst) NFL Offseason Moves

"The free agency through the draft and well into the summer this. Nfl offseason has delivered a ton of eye-catching decisions athletic quiet. Julio the titans odds. Caesar sportsbook jumped dramatically from thirty five to one to thirty two one. Vegas likes the deal and the free agency for the raiders. Too big money. Free agency has been a disaster. The pick is in chicago bears. Who have traded up a play have drafted by stay today. The athletics robert means joins us to break down some of the best and worst decisions of this offseason and what it all means for the season. That's ahead eight to nine new stores for the browns defense this year and the amount of depth versatility malleability. They added on that side of the ball. I truly think this might be top to bottom rostrum from wondering in the athletic. I'm tiffany ocean city. It's thursday july fifteenth and this is the lead it felt like something great. There is something about the emotion and for the past her. Because this is in the story. The it stays with you robert before we begin. I want to ask you something about a photo that you posted a few days ago on twitter of an incredible plate of barbecue with the words. It's probably good for my health. That i don't live in texas now. I saw i think brisket sweet potato with her and brown sugar coleslaw mac and cheese potato salad and some kind of spicy sausage. Where was that from because it looks amazing and more importantly have you fully recovered from that meal. This is not a joke. I ate that at about one pm. I did not consume my next bite of food until two. Pm the next day. Twenty five hours. And i thought he can. Talking about snack it was from tender smokehouse frisco texas. I was there for the white masterminds summit which they do at the star by the cowboys facility. And i went with jeff schwartz so i i had to bring it gives with a former. Nfl offensive. Linemen who i assume could put it down so it just kind of kept adding on the point that when i was done i think the person that i was ordering from thought it was really funny and then when i saw the plate of food as this was a mistake but said how i've made it through. It was at times touching. Go in that twenty four hour period but i have come out on the other side. That is super impressive. But i mean. I am applauding. That's amazing. we're here today. To look at some of the best and worst moves of this. Nfl offseason. so let's start with some of the good moves like the titans who made a huge trade last month in the end. it was a second rounder. A twenty twenty two twenty two thousand three fourth round to the falcons for a six rounder and twenty twenty three and all pro receiver. Julio jones we know that julio jones is all thin caliber talent but what are you most excited to see him. Bring to tennessee artists. Thank you skillset project. Their offense to when i look at this move i wouldn't describe it as good out. Described as becerra there. Wide receiver depth chart was very very bleak. And this is a team after paying ryan tannehill. Derrick henry is built a win right now and they've completely retooled their defense they Free agent money into that so in order to pry open their window. They needed to do something like this. And just think if you look at what. Julio does well whether it's vertical shots down field comeback routes in a little depots all those kind of aggressive vertical concepts. That's what tennessee. Dots that ryan with a clean pocket is. And it's what come back from the injury. Julio jones his first score the season on a strike from matt ryan of twenty yards. Where does this offense now rank for you among the best in the league. It can't be right up there now. This is a group that in terms of efficiency numbers has been in the top. Three top five since ryan tannehill took over as their starting quarterback for me. It's not a question of talent at their offensive is still very good. We know derrick. Henry could do for me. It's two situations one health. Derrick henry taunt touches last year is he going to be able to keep up that workload. Julio jones been banged up over the last couple seasons last year miss half the year at the stage of his career at this age. Is he gonna stay on the field and to play on if the guy that really orchestrated this offense over. The last couple years in tennessee is now coaching. Julio's old team in atlanta at arthur smith. So todd down comes in their offense coordinator and even if i faked impact down to do a good job which i do. There still can be a drop off. That could be really really important when you're talking about a team that needs to be as good offensively as they've been over the last couple of seasons because there are such questions about the defense well we're gonna keep going from team to team because we have a lot of teams we want to cover. So meanwhile there was a point in this offseason where the quarterback situation was looking fairly bleak. Your hometown team. The chicago bears when back in march. They signed andy dalton but then in the draft they made a bold move with in the twenty twenty one. Nfl draft the chicago bears select. Justin feels quarterback ohio state. He know you're excited about this. Move but are you able now to look at this rationally absolutely. I think i looked at it. Rationally in the moment in my excitement. I think the reason this is such a monumental move for the bears. Just did it seems so impossible when they made the antidote siding when i was thinking about this team as far back as last june part the pessimism was that there was no route to get a quarterback you know they were picking twentieth overall. If they were really hanging out and quarterback no-man's-land just a really dangerous place to be did not seem like there's an avenue for them to get a promising future at the position. I mean when. I was watching justin fields. Play against close mac. Todd out get so long touchdown strike in the buckeye stretched the lead again. Fifty six yard was at wonder how jets fans are feeling about him or sack. Wilson was maybe. Maybe he'll be the bears quarterback in three months. So that was the furthest thing from my mind and then for that to somehow transpired for them to stumble into a guy with his level of talent. I i mean it's absolutely one of the best moves in the off season just because it was so unforeseen and it really has a chance i think to change the entire trajectory of the franchise over the next few years and under the radar. Move that you like this. Offseason was a certain charismatic. Bearded journeyman quarterback finding a new home ryan. Fitzpatrick agreed to a one year. Ten million dollar deal yesterday. It's will be washington. Get this thirty second. Starting quarterback since their last super bowl winning nineteen ninety-one. That's thirty you like about the fit with ryan fitzpatrick and the washington football team. I just think the most important move you can make as an offense is going from bottom basement. Level quarterback play to pretty good quarterback play. And when you look at all of the numbers associated with washington's offense they were dead last every passing efficiency metric. Alex dwayne haskins. We're both near the bottom of the league. In every state you could possibly imagine. There was a number thrown out today by mike. Play of espn and perfectly encapsulates. The difference here. Alex smith threw short of the sticks. Eighty percent of the time on third down last season. That was the highest rate. The league ryan fitzpatrick was the second lowest rate and elite at forty percent. Pick fifteen yards stylistically. You couldn't imagine two. Quarterbacks will more different at this stage of their careers and alex smith of ryan fitzpatrick. And i just think that even if he's not a long-term answer even if we seen his limitations over the years i feel like we're going to see a real. Nfl passing game an aggressive downfield option with rival. Patrick their quarterback. And i don't even know if we're gonna be able to recognize washington's offense compared to what it looked like last year. I'm not saying there'll be a top five top ten unit but if they can be merely average and the defense stays very good that has the makings of central playoff team and not a two thousand twenty use playoff team a real full-fledged playoff team as fan. We can't talk down about dwayne haskins right now. I just want to point that out. Even though he's a backup it also seems like you appreciated the cleveland browns offseason including their signing of did and cloudy. So what did you like about that. Move especially with clowney coming off a disappointing season in tennessee. I think that it's a value move in going to get caught him for eight million dollars when he sanford thirteen million in tennessee last year. Not only the price tag that discount but how much better. He fits into the hierarchy of their defensive front. He's not the most important piece on their defensive line. Like you would have been in tennessee. Early q. was at times in seattle. He's down the pecking order. Myles garrett is the most important player on that front. These driverless burger at the fourteen pounds. Water take a time out here. Garrett trying to double triple team he's just too good a dozen feel like he's going to need to do as much to justify the move to justify the deal and i think that's what he's best when he can be super bowl player like he was at times. You said i think that's when you get the best version of you. Debbie and cloudy. So i think he fits the vision. They've had their on defense. This entire offseason wets add depth. What's adverse utility on the front end in the middle with jeremiah was super amoah anthony walker and free agency on the back end going to get a guy. John johnson troy hill. Great newsom. and we're going to see eight to nine new starters for the browns defense this year and the amount of depth versatility malleability. They added on that side of the ball. And i truly think this might be top to bottom the best roster in the nfl again. Don't say that with the steelers fan sitting here because paired your time. I know i well robert if there's one tv we haven't asked you about yet but they impressed you with what they did this off season. What's the team that comes to mind. I love the chargers off season in the sense that they went out and they fortified the position may needed to. If you look at what their offense of violence like a year ago would it looks like now and this went from bottom two or three unit to a potential strength in a single off season. Corey lindsey was rock in green bay for a very long time. I think that bringing in really smart veterans center with a young quarterback is a really nice marriage and also went out. They got real live. Starters at three other positions matt filers playing guard for them oday. Rasheed who they got from detroit underrated guy overlooked guy but somebody that i think is really turned a corner late in his career in his thirties and they signed him from pretty much nothing then they go shots later in the first round. Now you've added an extremely impressive player. Sean slater out of northwestern just battle against chase young. You go back and watch that table. That could him on the map with evaluators held up very well against one of the best national football league asked offer. That is completely retool group in front of in my opinion. The most exciting young quarterback in the league of mont guys haven't quite made the leap yet and it's a really good skill position players. Mike williams hurt last year also. I was hurt last year. They bring in jerry cook. Who knows that new orleans system. The joe lombardi is bringing with him. They really did rebate that entire offense in a single year schematically personnel wise. And i'm very excited see outlooks. 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Etf psg learn about these investment products and more at investor dot gov your unbiased resource for valuable investment information tools and tips before you invest investor dot gov while robert. We also wanted to spend a few minutes looking at some of the worst offseason moves or at least some of the most widely questioned. Now we already mentioned the falcons trading way. Julio jones but before that they made a move that drew some criticism when they restructured. Matt ryan's massive contract. Net ryan is good but not great anymore The three years of losing really says a lot to me at the start with the team in terms a win loss Four and twelve seven and eight seven and nine that rhyme that looks like regression in terms of whatever talents you possess is selling instead of drafting. A new franchise quarterback just in fields to eventually take over for ryan. The falcons have basically doubled down on the thirty six year old quarterback. What was your reaction to that decision. I think initially i thought. Oh this means they're really going for it. This means they're really trying to get the most out of this season. Keep open their window. Go get a guy like kyle pits in. We'll see if they just maximize this offense. But i think if you look at it a little bit deeper. It was almost necessary. Think about matt riots. Capital is the highest league cameras in the forty million somewhere range. Now it's down at twenty six million and they still only have nine million dollars cap space. And that's after trading. Julio jones so at a certain point it was just a financially required move they needed to do. In order to feel the fifty three man roster goes year. The falcons over the last couple seasons patmos metro really pushed it under the red hat to the cap and beyond. They're trying to get the most they could out of that core and eventually the bill comes due and it came in a year where the cat fell more than any team could have possibly imagine. So i understand. It's not ideal. You're tied to matt ryan for probably a couple more years. If you move on from him it's going to be really really pricey but at a certain point terry five. No arthur smith. That new regime had to do something to make his team financially viable in twenty twenty one. Well you talk to the falcons. Gm terry fought knowing your podcast. The athletic football show recently. What did he have to say about. All of this and came talked about the idea of balancing the president of future. I know some people outside look name would say hey. You should strip it down completely. Go through a whole rebuild. But if you know much about myself from where i'm from or much about author smith in his mindset rebuilding is not that just doesn't make any sense to any of. You're not going to tell me how you can't just say we're gonna tear it down and you can't just say we're gonna try to go forward as hard as we can because i definitely like to think in those terms either. Tear it down or you're going for it. And that's why terry no has that job. He doesn't have to think about it in those absolutes and they walked into a very difficult situation. And i don't think there was going to be any solution that put this team in the best position both now and five years from now they really add to juggle those two timelines. Those two realities. And i am not envious of everything that had to go into those decisions. Well the annual leader in head-scratching off season moves. These days may just be the las vegas raiders. Now it's almost hard to pick. Just one perplexing raiders decision. But is there a raiders. Move in particular that you find yourself questioning the most. I mean it's not worn transaction. I think it's just the overall vision for how they're trying to build this thing if they move on from their best offensive. Why may a veteran in rodney hudson. The completely retool that offensive line what. The heck of the raiders billing. I feel terrible for derek carr. This offensive line used me the best in the business. They're getting rid of every what they save money but then they spent some of that money on kenyan drake when they drafted josh jacobs in the first round it. Just i don't understand the vision. And i would love to have someone from that organization. Explain it to me but it really does feel like every off season. We have this rash of signings from the raiders. They don't get better in the next offseason they blow it up there's another rash of sightings and they're just on this hamster wheel of mediocrity and. I don't know what the pathway out of is going to be. Well i'm about to ask about offensive line with this next question because my team the pittsburgh steelers is coming off a twelve and four season and they're going to try to run it back one more time with thirty nine year old ben rothlisberger but they recently released all pro guard. David decastro of them. He made the proble every season since twenty fifteen and was named first team all pro twice. Nfl network's ian rapoport says the move the steelers around eight point seven five million dollars now the only have one returning starter on the online chat. Kuma so how worried should i be an how worried should other steeler fans be about this offensive line and its ability to protect big ben. I think you should be worried. I think there are a lot of question marks. And it's a lot of youth thought of unproven players. I mean you're ben really hard on a guy like tendered green who they drafted in the third round trade turner. Who's really struggled to stay healthy over. The last couple of years kevin dotson. They're left guard is a very promising young player but not one promising. Fourth-round guard doesn't offensive. Line make i just. It's hard for me to imagine a world where this steelers offense is considerably better than the one we saw last year. And i. it's really hard to imagine. Why their defense would be better. They've lost talent. I mean that's what happens when you have to start paying. People in the cap goes down. This is another team. That's really up against it when it comes to the twenty twenty one tap if they had to restructure this burgers deal of as a lot of expensive veterans on the defensive side of the ball so it really does seem to me like they're playing out the string at. They're going to step into a different era next year if rothlisburger does von. But i think they're going to be a solid team. They're going to be a team. Nobody likes playing against. But i think that there time as potential title contenders as probably passed. You mean we're about to see the browns. The afc north champions browser. I i think the ravens are better than the current version of the steelers. So you get. It's been a nice run pittsburgh. We'll finally robber. We wanted to ask you about the defending super bowl champions tampa bay buccaneers who are notably bringing back all twenty two starters from their championship team so from your vantage point. Is that a good move. A bad move. Maybe some of both. They did a really good job of keeping that core together doing what they need in order to kick the can down the road a little bit and the way they added in the draft if he makes sense drafting a backup quarterback in the second round. Maybe the best way to get the most out of your window. But go and get your guy joe tryout in the first round to give them to pass rushing depth desperately-needed last year. I think makes thomas sense and then drafting offense in the third round to give them some depth there. because that's one position where just ask the chiefs. If you have a rash of injuries there it can derail your sees so. I completely understand why they wanted to keep with the status quo because has a lot of other teams in the nfl disturbed talent because of finances and weird cap post pandemic. The buck said we're gonna keep this entire roster together and i think you definitively makes them the favorite in the city. Thank you so much for breaking this down for us. Robert and i am totally going to head to my nearest barbecue establishment to find something not quite as good as what you had earlier very could serve as an inspiration you can follow robert mays coverage of the nfl and hear him on the athletic football show at the athletic dot com from wondering in the athletic. I'm tiffany ocean ski. Cnn mara and now. Here's that sneak peek. listen at stillwater. Only in theaters july thirtieth matt damon commands the screen in stillwater. Mike it's been jailed five years attack instead of for his daughter's freedom by kilter one father must find the truth. She's my little girl. 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REShow: Geoff Schwartz.  Hour 2 (11-26-18)

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REShow: Geoff Schwartz. Hour 2 (11-26-18)

"Rich Eisen on demand. Your show your schedule. Fifteen minutes after ball dot com. Check out the casts at richeisenshow dot com. Hour number two of the rich Eisen show is on the air. Lots going on. We had a great conversation with former Packer current member of the 'paparazzi Super Bowl champion two time pro bowler Greg Jennings about what ails the Packers. And he says they are just not making things easy enough for Aaron Rodgers that Mike McCarthy should just get out of the way and let Aaron run things the way he sees fit and a two-minute style from here on out and ride them, essentially, I was at am. I paraphrasing that properly Chris. I think I kind of doubt what he said. Yes. Yeah. And that he does need Rogers does need to take the easy route the check down a little bit more, right? Aaron Jones ride the Aaron's can't lose anymore. Eight seven one eight seven and one is not gonna cut it certainly with the Seahawks coming up with a big time. When how good is Russell Wilson, man. We're gonna get to that very very, okay. I mean, just just so spectacular in the final throes of that game Christian McCaffrey at one hundred yards receiving and rushing. Amazing. No Panthers ever done that fifth different players since two thousand do that priest home Stephen Jackson, Brian Westbrook and Arian foster. Are the others tab one hundred hundred with a touchdown rushing and receiving as well at ain't easy to do and lose my gosh. Three in a row the Panthers of loss. So I guess that's a good thing for the Packers. Is that is that the wildcard does appear to be more attainable right now. You're six seat is Washington. Which is going to be rotting Colt McCoy the rest of the way. Tomorrow show. Brad, sham longtime voice of the now. First place. Cowboys prior to the big game against the saints. What a great week thirteen is coming up starts with saints Cowboys and a full complement of rest and then the Texans tonight taking on the titans. I mentioned at the end last hour Baker Mayfield versus to Shawn Watson is must see television. The way that the Browns are suddenly playing football and the way that Mayfield playing football waking up feeling dangerous walk. Oh, you know playing with that. Swagger titans. Went Texans win tonight. That's eight straight questions is Mayfield alma mater in line for a spot in the college football playoffs now that Ohio State destroyed my alma mater, and then if you watching on television, that's why I've got an Ohio State teddy bear on top of my Michigan many helmet. Read you need to move that into the shot. It's conveniently out of frame. I mean, the Michigan helmet is. But you know, you wanna own up to the bet you gotta get this in the shower. We'll do that. Now, it's now and they're suddenly directing the show now. I wear many hats. All right Claire make before we get to overreaction Monday. Nathaniel Hackett was fired today by the Jaguars the offensive coordinator. Got fired today. Quarterback. I forgot well, I mean. And the Jaguars would've won that game today. Leonard fournette didn't foolishly get himself thrown out of the game by throwing down with Lawson. I mean that was one of the most I was insane. That sequence there were two sequences yesterday. Let me get to those before I get the way I wanna get the phone lines as well before we get to overreact Vons a full day. Okay. Two sequences yester- totally wild where the bills the Jaguar seemingly score touchdown. But after further review. Well, seemingly score touchdown after which there's a Donnybrook where Lawson and four net. Start throwing four net was the one throwing punches but both of them get ojected. And for some reason security, walks them out both together. At the same time. Can we just the the departures a little bit here and there just screaming at each other the tunnel? And then when they as the figuring that out the booth buzzes down or New York buzzes in say, by the way, it's not a touchdown. He's down to the half yard line. So now four net who you'd handed to is out of the game. Instead, there's a penalty that happens and they back them up. So they got to settle for field goal. The jaguars. Lambeau misses. I in like four weeks. No points. They're going haywire. Crazy in western New York. And that's the way that the bills wind up beating the Jaguars. Okay jaguars. Don't go up seven games Todd. But the place season such a frenzy that they marched down the field. Go ahead and they win that game. And Faneuil Hackett loses. His job today. Nother wild sequence. Colts dolphins then the first half guess colts March down a field a twelve play drive to tie the game up at fourteen a piece after Frank gore. Who has I tweeted out yesterday is in his second decade of welcoming you to come get some sets up a score for Drake who one getting hurt. But that twelve play drive ends with Jack Doyle falling down coming off the line of scrimmage and popping back up and getting a wide open. Touchdown. Normally that scheme that way. But it didn't look down lark day next. Sequence. After that score. Ryan tannehill throws a pass outright free ther- incompletion or no gain and then from deep in his own end, launches one two Karoo. His I guess one of his wide receivers who I've never heard touchdown. It was like when seventy five yard touchdown. Yeah. That's three snaps colts. Get the ball back interception at or no is a fumble fumble force naps next play Tanel interception. Five snaps next. Play colts interception. Six naps kneel down and to have seven snaps crazy. Six wild ass plays crazy. And the luck pick EIB Ron was wide. Open for touchdown that came out of nowhere man dolphins. I don't even know what to make them. They play some really stout football. And they lost a close game yesterday needed to have that Kiko played his Alonzo of you know. Eight four four two four rich. Okay. Let's go to the heartland Lincoln, Nebraska. Mario in Lincoln, Nebraska. You here on the rich Eisen show. What's up? Mario. Hey, rich. Thanks for taking my call. So hey, man, I became a fan of yours today with the level of humility that you've shown, you know, man, you've always been on the perfect for me a loved ET. Love stew over Overman. But today, you made it to my rush more level of humility considering that eight down that you're wolverines took at the hands of the guy. So thank you for that, man. I know it hurts. I wanted to be worse. You could be a case state fan. Living in Lincoln, Nebraska and waiting to see what happens with the Bill Snyder coaching situation there. But I had a question for you after great Jennings talked on curious how different and I hate to put a case states win on this entire show. But Tyler Lockett had a great weekend question. Going back to Greg Jennings is how different with the Packers. Be this year. Jordy Nelson still on that roster. Jordy Nelson not mistaken still holds all of K states receiving records actually from not mistaken. He does I don't know how much of a difference. It would be Mario to be honest with you other than the fact that he'd have his blanket there, and you know, or as BFF there, and maybe it would be different 'cause Randall Cobb can't stay healthy. And it seems like that was the choice either Giorgia Randall Cobb. I can't see it would making that much of a difference that one receiver would would be that they'd be six four one say as opposed to four six in one. But hanging there, and I appreciate what you had to say about that in terms of being, you know, having humility I mean, what we're that's obviously my default mechanism. Maybe. But what are you going to do after that? What else am I going to do? It was bad. I don't wanna talk about anymore. It's I mean Reese Davis is coming up in our number three. And actually, I'm going to get to it. No reaction Monday. Okay. What did I say an hour one? I'm I am retort Lewis. There's no other way to put it. Ryan in Virginia. You're here on the rich Eisen show. What's up Ryan? Mr. is that you for taking my call, sir. Thanks long time. You bet. Two things just wanted to say my mama says that I give the best hugs. And I wanted to reach out. Hug, sir. Okay. Thank you my arms. My arms extended Ryan extended to okay. Okay. Thank you Ryan feel better about oh. I heard the Pat. Well done right for good. Good production value on this call so far Hanky. Thing. Big Georgia fan. We just came off. I'm still kind of on my high beaten down our rival on Saturday. It was great. I'm wondering what you think. I want your opinion on this. If and I'm sorry had to be your team. But I'm wondering if we're going to get that spot where if Oklahoma will now let me tell you this Ryan, I'm gonna give you the professional answer. And then climbed down from my mount humility for second. So I'll give the profession the professional answer is. I think the following. We'll ask Reese Davis's an hour. Number three, Alabama's blowing the doors off of everybody even going back to last year. The only team that has made them think twice blink. And or sweat it out or you're Georgia BULLDOGS. Now, I turn to the Georgia bulldog pseudo fan adopted fan in the house. This team is not as good as last year's. Yes, or no, no, okay. We are. Okay. So we'll see what happens the SEC championship game. I will be tuned in. Into watch. And and if we see the replay of last year's national championship game play out, not only will be lucky fans. But I think there's no way they bounce a Georgia after that potentially if Georgia wins, that's where I climbed down from mount humility, nothing would give me more pleasure. And I even say this knowing that Zach Rosenfield publicist to the stars, including this guy is a big Oklahoma fan. Nothing would give me more pleasure than watching a one loss. Alabama team make it over the Ohio State and everybody else 'cause that's what would happen. I think if it's a close game and Georgia beats Alabama still and even if Georgia beats Alabama by ten what are they going to sit down Alabama for real now discuss it with stavis. Thanks for the call. Ron we'll discuss it with them. Ready for over action Monday. Let's get to you ready. That was. That was been garbage talk. Reaction mundos. You by discover card. Discover asks check your credit why not what's more important than credit checking on your credit score. It's quick and easy with the credit score card free for everybody. Even if you're not a customer, just check your credit score. Once you know that information and know, it check to see if your credit card is the best fit for you. Discover dot com slash credit score card. Limitations apply. What do you have over there? Let's go back to Thursday talk about the Dallas Cowboys. The addition of Amari Cooper has fixed Dallas's offense. I can't say that's an overreaction. We talked about a gym on our thanksgiving morning pre-game show. I set it flat out. I'm like this guy was on a figurative milk carton in Oakland and Zeki Elliott now suddenly running for all of these yards. How how is that possible? And and I'm like in Cooper hasn't gone off yet. He hasn't had that game. Like, he's had as you recall. Couple of Thursday too was at last year Thursday night football against the at two hundred yards. That's all it is is only good game. And Irv is like, it's the respect. They know he can run around stay. No he can beat. You've gotta back off you have to account for it. That's why Zeke is doing better. And then Cooper goes off eight for one eighty two touches. So yeah, Dak looks better Zeke is dominating. And in Amari Cooper is doing what he's doing. We haven't seen a Cowboys receiver looked like that. So I will say that is not an overreaction. By the way, Brad sham the voice the Cowboys. Joining us in our number two tomorrow show. Let's stick to the thanksgiving games. The Atlanta Falcons need to move on from Dan Quinn. Oh, it's an overreaction. I liked that guy. I think they've been banged up. They need to move on from and with all due respect. Gimme somebody who's going to coordinate. This offense, you know, better than him on think anybody's like Karl Shanahan. But clearly what's going on with Ryan and Julio Jones in this offense. Once they get inside the twenty yard line. It's just like, you know, watching a horror show three or fingertips. So I don't think it's quince fault at all. And I don't think the falcons are gonna even twitch in that direction. He he would have a job in two seconds. And there might be ten jobs open. I think Dan Quinn would be hired fast. And I don't think the falcons are looking in his direction right now. Overreaction, okay. Now, you have Baker Mayfield the Cleveland Browns will finish with a better record than the Bengals. Fella Driscoll came in and lit it up against. Looks like Dalton is going to be out for a while Cincinnati's next game. Okay. Cincinnati's next game is home for Denver than there at the chargers. Home for Oakland Cleveland at Pittsburgh. So let's give them three losses. Maybe four Cleveland's finishing up at Houston home for Carolina at Denver is. Well, Denver's got lots of say here home for cincy at Baltimore. Also. That's not an overreaction. Man. I do love Baker. Me too. He's really good. Also. That's not overreact. Okay. All right. I like that that New England the patriots. Have it figured out will run the table for the number two seed, that's an overreaction. Gronk not the same pal. And he might be like Amari Cooper that you have to account for him and worry about him. He just doesn't look the same and Brady's look the same Sony, Michelle. Okay. I saw on a tweeted out that Sony. Michelle is more one hundred yard games this year than any rookie running back has had for Bella check since he's been in New England the entire time. I bet you like Lawrence. Mariah. Rookie running hit a lot of. So there you have it run. He might be your saving grace. He's really good. And I I don't think they can go point for point with the Steelers away that they looked against the jets yesterday. But they're the two seed that's all that matters phasing his amazing. And if and if the chief slip up once they're right there to take it all and everybody's got to go through New England. So I'm not saying that they I don't think they win the tape. They went out and they figure it out. But I still think as you know, I didn't take a mulligan. Thanksgiving morning on my Super Bowl. Pick of patriots lose to the Rams. I stayed. The course. Overreaction. Okay. James Winston will be back as Tampa's quarterback overreaction. Look pretty good yesterday. I will say this. Ryan Fitzpatrick wins his job back before the years out. That's my answer. I'm not sold yet on it. Okay. Let's see what happens when he's gotta be home for Carolina home for New Orleans at Baltimore at Dallas home for Atlanta. Let's see how many get eating there. And I think fits wins his job back one more time which week does fits get. I think he gets it back in time for the game at Dallas week sixteen when they realize the season's over, and they don't want to maybe on the hook for James his salary. He gets hurt. That's my prediction. I'll stick to that. It's magic he's gonna win back. We get one more left in it. We can't quit definitely whether due to injury or not. He is definitely starting one more game this year. If I'm allowed to gamble. I put money on it. Okay. I think we can do that if talk. Okay, nice Steve Wilks one and done is cardinals head coach. Wow. I can't I can't sit here and say that's an overreaction right now. They're scoring the first hand, and then they had forty five put on them on an answer. It's been terrible. Now, they go to Green Bay with Green Bay being desperate home for Detroit added Lanta home for the Rams at Seattle. Oh my gosh. I do like their quarterback though, as you know, rose. I think he's got some ability in. But this looks like two and fourteen. I I don't know what the cardinals are going to do. But I don't think that's an overreaction. The Seahawks will make the playoffs. That's not an overreaction. I think they make it but running the football playing defense and a quarterback like dangerous Rolston. The way that they are playing what big wins home against Green Bay short week Carolina to Hannam third straight loss. Now Seattle's next game is San Francisco at home the win. There's a Monday night or their home against Minnesota. I think they win that game. Let's see let's see Kirk cousins have to do it on the road in Seattle and primetime there at San Francisco what a big game home for Kansas City, man. Wow. That's that's the Sunday night week sixteen home for hours ONA. I think they're in the plus not an overreaction, sir. What an amazing development that would be the way that this started where it was like, okay, the rebuilding. Okay. Earl Thomas is flipping the finger in somebody's directions. We don't know you got one more for me over there. Lamar Jackson should start the rest of the year out of reaction. I'm not overreacting, man. Overreacting. Can't stop right now, Atlanta guess who's there Manson Romo they're going down there. Let's see it. Let's see him. I think they're going to see in this week. I don't know flacco is going to be ready. Come on after what we've seen so far. Let's see what he does against Atlanta. Let's see I could stop it. The Lamar Jackson Gus Edwards show two straight wins. From John Harbaugh Mrad met the whole damn way. I've already won a Super Bowl of flacco. I know what I saw the first ten weeks the season. I know what we were doing, but it wasn't resulting in anything except the hotseat getting hotter. One more. Yeah. The chargers are the most complete team in the AFC. I would have said that before seeing Melvin Gordon go down with an MC L. I'm genuinely concerned he'll be out at least two weeks, but Joseph Bosa came back roaring this week. Can't wait for that Sunday night game, by the way, Denver his beaten back to back the Sunday night flex participants of this week chargers and Steelers to come back and be five and six but the chargers, I'm genuinely concerned without Melvin Gordon right there. Equis looked good. I know that. And Philly rid might be the best QB in the AFC most complete team in the AFC. We'll see what Houston looks like tonight huh. I don't sleep on them. They could be eight and three by the end of the evening. Eight straight wins. Easy. Let's take a break when we come back eight four four two four rich more of your phone calls. We'll take that of Jeff Schwartz when we return here. I can't wait to hear what he's got sent. So many of these subjects how does take on Barclay disappear in the third quarter of a game. You're up nineteen to three it's that really the time to decide we need to. We don't need to burn him out. Come on when the game, man. Eight four four two four rich number to dial. Let's talk underarm when you're working out, you want workout gear that works is hard as you do whether you're competing training recovering. Under Armour has created the best performing gear to make you better with two new exciting collections. Vanish and perpetual, under armor is ready to help you focus on performance and take your fitness game to the next level, the vanished collection is engineered to be more breathable. So you feel lighter and less distracted. This gear is lightweight. 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Tomorrow on the rich Eisen show from the Dallas Cowboys radio network, and it's brought to you by my pillow with the patented interlocking fill of the just your injury. Individuals sleep needs, regardless of sleeping position allows my pillow to hold that position all night, helping you fall asleep faster. Stay asleep longer. You will love it. Let my pillow become your pillow at my pillow dot com and don't forget to use the promo code rich. Just in time for the holidays. Let's just need him. One more phone call before we get to our friend. Jeff Schwartz who is kind enough to be on hold here. Okay. Let's go to Mike in Wisconsin. You're here on the rich Eisen show. What's up, Mike? Rich. Thank you for taking my call. It very much. You brother? I get to listen to you all the time. But I always enjoy your show. I didn't get to listen to the beginning of the program today. But I just wanted to mention huge Michigan fan living in Wisconsin. I'm probably not as in touch as you are perhaps with Michigan blogs and the Michigan donor fan base. And all that. But you know, it just seems to me after watching that game. I can say take the emotion out of it. Michigan still is not as talented as Ohio State. That's probably a no brainer. Obviously in spite of any analysis of how Harbaugh call the game. Michigan is still not as talented, Ohio State. No one else in the big ten is. I think Michigan is the second best talent. But no one else is close to a high of state. And if you remember when Harbaugh was hired initial press conference, he did not guarantee a win against Ohio State. And I know why. Because. She knew them. He's a good coach he knew then the Michigan didn't have the talent level. That'll Heil state. Does they've come close a couple times in this four-game series since harbach been coached. But there's still a big gap there. It's okay. I mean, it's not it's not okay. But I can admit that. And I think if you're an objective fan, you can admit that. Well, I will say this, Mike. I I disagree. I think Michigan has just as many. Just has has has more. They're more talent wide receiver. I thought going into this game. I thought that they had a better front seven going into this game. I thought that they that they had the advantage on those fronts, and I understand that how dominant the defensive line of Ohio State had been but the way that Michigan had looked. I thought that I thought that they had a better secondary going into this game. They definitely had a better linebacking core. Maybe not a best better front four with all due respect to knowing that win of was hurt. And thank you for the call, Mike, I pre- she sheet it, so I I don't wanna I don't wanna go there. The difference maker is is is much as you know. Love my coach, it appears to be. It's urban Meyer. It appears to be urban Meyer. He gets them. In a frenzy an absolute frenzy, whatever L them against Maryland, whatever they couldn't do against Purdue it just poof went all away and the scheme that they had in the first quarter and the when the absorbed the Michigan run in which Michigan couldn't put it in the end zone in the red zone. Again, they absorb it. And then just push the pedal the mental game over. That's why Ohio State fans are despite how some of them might be disheartened by what happened in August and his suspension in September are deep down thrilled that Ohio State backed his play and are hoping he doesn't leave. Fact speak. In fact, my buddy Jeff Schwartz kind enough to call on the program Espy nation, countless he's got his own podcast as well. Back. You're on the show. How are you? Jeff. I was also surprised by the mission game. I think it just goes to show you that offense is now in college football if you can run like, can you just have a better vantage over I mean, it just looked like stay was quicker faster, especially offense. And this wasn't there. Also a little bit deeper. I guess I mean some of these running backs that coming out of the backfield is like three four of them, you know, and Michigan does have them too. I just they just weren't. They weren't as good on this day. That's it's that simple. It's that simple and Haskins is is terrific. I mean Haskins came off the bench when they Michigan with stop and J T Barrett last year and essentially won that game to Jeff. But I mean, I guess this is why we're seeing more this type of stuff in the NFL, right? Yeah. Because offenses seem to be defense. There's still obviously a purpose point defense. I think that we've seen that through history of sport or Alabama still plays group we have to. But even in the NFL, you know, the chiefs and Rams shootout whatever the hell was week ago. Those teams don't play enough defense in my opinion to make a big stop in a playoff game as SuperBowl. Sending you have to play. Some some of these sense to win in my opinion, playoff games, college football playoff games in the NFL. High school last year came down to Brandon Graham, making a play against a really good garden shock Mason. You have to be able to make plenty of times. And you can't rush the passer. You can't even stop the pass at all. You really have no chance when it comes to Jeff Schwartz here on the rich Eisen show. What what what happened with the giants in the second half yesterday? How does saquon saquon stay on the sideline like that? I'm not even that. Upset about that. I mean, I was watching the game. And I thought it was onto. But Beckham he made it afterwards. They should have got him the bolt twenty times. I mean, Richard mean Ukraine to suit up for eagle in a secondary game. They there's no one. They had to play secondary for them. And how you don't attack them the entire game in their secondary. Was the first half giants. Look like a very competent offense. They were formation verse funny with two hands and gelatin. Hotel in the second half. They went away from doing that. And the eagles is bad as been at times on defense. They can stop the run amounts. I wasn't that upset that the giants. What away from the run game? I was upset. They went from the past game. Because that's what you have Beckham giving the fall. You'll chiller Ramsey pretty weak work. Ten catches your we? As we read off the needs to equal secondary players who started last night. I don't know who they are. And I felt very closely like the ball to doubts. Tell that after game. I thought that was appropriate to say so upset Barkley would have been nice. The poll should have been hands off. And and so how concerned about the Steelers? Should we be Jeff? That's now two games and world. They pulled one out of there. You know what in Jacksonville? And then yesterday Denver really put it to them. I mean, they re it's a tough place to play and win obviously in thanksgiving weekend. And Denver really seems to have slowed them down. I mean should five hundred years in office. They convert when it matter which is important, right? I mean, that's I'm overlooking that that part of that. But you know, you have a team in Pittsburgh who moved the ball fine old game. They just pulled out the back of which I despise that rules. When NFL is worse that that they should in my opinion to I I don't think that they should plan. This defense by giving the ball back to the offense that that should get the ball sponsor this half your life, your should be turnover. Still but not support the ball back to you office at that spot. Then basically making a play like parks tackle on on give and and grumblers in some award for making that play. Well to me to me, you shouldn't give the ball to the defense. Jeff because had had the ball been fumbled out at the half yard line. The Steelers have been able to keep the ball the half yard. Just because it rolled a few more inches of real estate into the end zone should not now make it the ball in the hands of the defense what they should do as it should be like a reverse touchback and move the ball back to the twenty for a first and ten or whatever the down and distance was from the twenty just that's lose the ball might use lose field position. Maybe if that's the way it works. Okay. Town that because we treated Goldline different where we do other points field. Right. If you cross the goal line of phone bowl touchdown way for I. There's rules. We have at the goal line that we do at at the rest of the field. I do ever kind of like your idea bring the ball back, and I had a article in this proposed that you get the ball back to your office, but they're lose down. So basically, you know gets a little bit of the back of the end zone loss. Sure. I gotta give. A little bit of business. I'm not terribly worried. I mean, you're Denver's hard place to play first of all about themselves. Just chargers. Then ver- has a pretty decent scheduled down the stretch. They can kind of scare teams wildcard, I'm guessing about the Steelers flying. Okay. Jeff Schwartz here on the rich Eisen show. Asking the poll question over there. Christopher go for Jeff who's been the biggest disappointment in two thousand eighteen most disappointing team giants falcons Jaguars Packers raiders. Can't imagine that this anyone refer anyone other than Jaguars. A lot of people. We we had Greg Jennings on earlier said it was the Packers. Where does the where do the Jaguars rank right? The Jaguars second at thirty one percent. Green bay. I thirty eight. I would choose the Jaguars to man, I thought that there was no way that this young up and coming team would take a step back and even with Blake Bortles quarterback. He performed well enough when the chips were down last year, I thought that they that they would take take the similar path. It's been terrible. It's been awful Rian eight and they're running back throwing down on the sidelines with bills players in the game came off the bench to fight on that play. It's for sure Jack the Packers. There were signs. This was coming. I my opinion, you know, you have rockets injury but just to offense generally stagnant for couple years. Now, what are you doing offense? And and it helps them I'm not surprised that feels like the offense is kinda passed up. Mccarthy is they? They wanted to wide receivers lost. I formation put two guys on one side three hundred one side. They don't spread out too. And they say what receivers you get open. It will. And we'll find you a lot of offenses now us formations personnel groupings, and they use stats and motions and shifts yet guys open to good releases and find spots in the zone throw. And they don't do that. And that's why Roger's awesome also rhythm late in the down. Just never easy throw in the Packers offense compared to when you see these other offenses that are folk high levels go plus the fourth down decision making process. He doesn't know when you go for why when not to dive yesterday, I just I think it's time it's run. Its course get someone else in Rodgers Jeff Schwartz here on the rich Eisen show. I can't I can't dispute what you just said. I mean that dive to on our. The wrong. Aaron carried the ball. You know? I mean, you gotta just one. Are not even hate. I hate I hate the fullback dive dive. It's it's that a goal and fade are my two least replace if you're gonna give a dive to someone just to a quarterback sneak to quarterback is right there already. Just not the ball and go forward dive takes too long to to to you end up having trying to Baucus. It's just the ball. Do that too. Align the ball last one for you. What did you think? Baker mayfield's comments about why he didn't give Hugh the bro hug, you can even eat even eating given the courtesy of the bro hug each extended the arm because joined the team that they're playing twice now. You might be the first coast fired twice in the season. Making some history this year. I mean come on offense coach hard because I guess they allow rushing in looked unpreparedness. Lamar Jackson to browse score twenty points in the first half half was better. Okay. You know, the school busy on December the second half. From a player's perspective. I to get where we're bakers coming from. I don't regret shoot for taking another job. He was fired his freethinking JAL. I think it was off for him to go so quickly to division opponent week or two after he was fired does feel like that was a player. I it would feel like there was like there was some revenge. Oh, he wanted to go to the Bengals to beat the Browns twice when he though he got fired. Right. I mean, it's it's I don't I get both sides of it wanted to work telling you that I get we're feel is coming from. I would say the locker room is by coach my head coach north just what else is this head coach. Head coach fired goes to division rival two weeks before they played that team and cooking the opposite side of the ball coaches entire career. So you taking offense agai putting him on defense. And basically saying everything about the Browns offense. Would you try to stop them? I'll see you didn't work at all. But I mean, if you gave me if I gave you an option, and this is amazing. I'm asking this question. That's even a legit one. Which four six in one team has a better chance of making a playoffs with a where the wild succeed is six and five same thing in the AFC in the NFC the Browns with Baker Mayfield or Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. Oh, here we Rastas question fact, when they're bought the same record. They both have similar issue. Which is they're not gonna win their division. Bought? They have the ability to make a wildcard because the team that's in the six seat is just six and five game and half in front of. The Browns are at the Texans at the Broncos at the raven. That's going to be difficult. But the Packers are always fixing the road this year. They have or home games down the stretch. I would I would lean with the Packers still because Aaron Rodgers they've done it before. And like I said they have three home games coming down the stretch at the jets is one of their their their away games. So I feel like the Packers are still ends the Browns. Gotta prove it to me you make the playoffs before I crowned you I'm not saying they're going to. But I you know this. This is a total one thousand percent sports talk radio question. Jeff. I mean, you know, it's a hundred. But the fact that you said it's not well, I'm going with Aaron Rodgers over Baker Mayfield. You went schedule on me. You know, just says I think everything that weight got the way I'm not gonna put my neck on the line for the Browns over the Packers right now. Well done Jeff. She the chat we'll chat again soon. Always enjoy it. All right. Jack schwartz. Follow him on Twitter. It's J E F F Schwartz. Good follow. Really good follow your phone calls at eight four four two four rich when we return it's still to come. And re status in our number three who has the inside track for that fourth spot. 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Where would the chiefs just going back to them for second? Where would they slip up? Well, it's not gonna be a Sunday night against the chargers. Kansas city. Let's talk about their remaining schedule. They come off their by there in a black hole. That's a win their home against Baltimore. They should. I mean Baltimore doesn't have with Lamar or Joe the the firepower to win that one. I don't think despite but they do have the number one defense. Don't forget that could be Philip rivers at Seattle. There's your winter that is a tough spot to play man. It is bizarre. It's strange. It's loud. You feel like you're in a different universe in that stadium. But of course, it'd be very Mahomes like to to just go there and win it. Anyway, let's off the mini by so they're Thursday against the chargers at home Sunday night against Seattle. Hey, man, we're gonna see Philly riv- try and do it Sunday night against the Steelers minus Melvin Gordon who's gonna be out for a while that that one hurts. We'll see what happens Philip against pig bed. You know, what I'll tell you. What man? Two thousand four first round draft class greatest ever. Has to be the number of Super Bowls that allies one that Ben's been in part of and one Philip has never been to one. But his numbers are first ballot hall of fame. Great. Big Ben is lucid is ever while Philip an ally or like the iron lawn the deer on the front lawn. Ben is still very loose of all of that. Interception. Three yesterday was quite something. That's part of your news update. We're going to get to that a little bit later. But also it's jailed in that draft de ngelo hall, Vince will fork. But I'm just talking about the quarterback about other guys in the first round. I mean, we're, you know with Wentz and Mahomes, and the Shawn Watson, they can only hope to have that sort of career does any other QB class have three hall of famers, by the way went to Wentz wasn't in that class once in golf. I'm just talking about Trubisky. 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