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A highlight from Part 1: USAs World Cup Collapse, Basebrawls, Jets Optimism, Life in The G-League and The OC 20 Years Later | with Gabe York and Zoe Simmons
"Coming up, an unexpected two -part podcast cameo from me. It's next. We're also brought to you by the Ringer Podcast Network, where we turned over Sean Fennesey and Amanda Dobbins' big picture feed to Brian Raftery. It's a narrative podcast called, Do We Get to Win This Time? How Hollywood Made the Vietnam War. You can find it on the big picture starting on Tuesday. And it is an idea I'm really excited about because it came from a class that I did as a senior in college in 1992. Me and my friend Horgs talked a movies professor into doing a special Vietnam War movies class where we watched basically every Vietnam War movie that had been made up to 1992 and then tried to write a big picture term paper about it. And the thing that was really fascinating about that class and something that stuck with me was just that whole concept of Hollywood reinventing the entire Vietnam experience under the premise of, Did We Get to Win This Time? So we got Brian involved and he turned the idea into an awesome, awesome podcast. I even went and dug up the term paper that I wrote 31 years ago. I thought it was gonna be horrendous. It wasn't bad. I was kind of proud of myself, retroactively 31 years later. Anyway, Do We Get to Win This Time? How Hollywood Made the Vietnam War. It is gonna be in the big picture podcast starting on Tuesday. So that's one piece of business. Second, new rewatchables on Monday night. It is the 300th movie that we've done. It's a special one. We're doing National Lampoon's Vacation. It was time. Meet Chris Ryan, Van Lathan. Yeah, and Van was pushing for it because we wanted to do Christmas Vacation during the holidays and you can't do Christmas Vacation. If we do National Lampoon's Vacation, super fun. Can't wait for you to listen to it. And we'll be running the video at some point on the YouTube channel, youtube .com slash Bill Simmons, where we put up a whole bunch of rewatchables podcasts in case you missed it. Boogie Nights is up there now. Goodfellas, Independence Day, just a slew of them. So if you're bored and you wanna throw on some rewatchables and watch us make fun of each other, there you go. Last but not least, I don't wanna say this is the most important, but it's certainly the thing I spent the most time on. Our documentary that we did about the G League with Religion of Sports and Ringer Films, we combined, and it is premiering on Tuesday, August 8th. It is called Destination NBA, A G League Odyssey. It's really good. We immersed ourselves into the G League season. We followed Scoot Henderson, Gabe York, Ryan Terrell, Mason Jones, and Denzel Valentine. And the big question was, what is this world like? What's it like to be in the G League? And I am really proud of where we landed with it. And we even have, much later in this podcast, Gabe York is gonna come on. He's one of the five that we followed, and he's gonna tell us what it's like as you're holding on to your dream in your late 20s. We try not to spoil the doc too much with Gabe, but I really liked him. He's probably the guy that jumps out of the doc in the most sympathetic way. So look forward for you to watch it. It is prime video, Tuesday, August 8th, Destination NBA. A G League Odyssey. You love basketball, just watch it, it's good. So there you go. This is gonna be part one of a two -part podcast. Gabe is coming up later. My daughter Zoe Simmons is coming up later because we did a whole bunch of OC stuff on the Prestige TV podcast. I was even on two of the episodes. But I ended up watching season one of the OC. And my daughter was watching with us and loved the show. And she was born a year and a half after it premiered. So me and her broke down season one from the perspective of what is it like when somebody 18 watches the OC, a show that is now two decades old. The anniversary was actually August 6th. And what she liked, what she didn't like, what people aren't doing anymore for her kind of audience. And we just dove into it. So that is much later. First, coming out of the gate, I'm gonna open a six -pack because we have a lot to discuss over the past three weeks, all the stuff I missed. So that's gonna be part one. And then part two, which is gonna go up later on Sunday night, me and Rossello doing this evergreen idea that we've always wanted to do. And this seemed like the perfect time because nothing's happening in basketball. So that's gonna be part two later tonight. Part one coming up. First, our friends from ProJax. What's up? All right, I'm taping this. It is Sunday afternoon Pacific time. And I'm gonna open a six -pack. There's a bunch of stories in sports and culture that happened over the last three weeks. I was just writing stuff down, things that would have been fun for podcast segments. I was just like, man, I wish I could have given my thoughts on that. Just gonna rip through them. So I have six and then maybe a couple bonus ones at the end. The first one, the biggest one, was the US women's soccer team, which lost today in penalty kicks to Sweden, scored zero goals in the last two games, scored one goal in the last three games, and that was off a corner kick. You could feel from the beginning that something was off with this team. It was all the ways. You knew in a checklist of what are the red flags? There were just red flags galore. And the only person who was really calling it out in time over and over again was Carli Lloyd, who was doing the Fox studio show. And she was the one person in the horror movie who knows the house is haunted. And everyone's like, shut up. You're not being patriotic. You just wish you were still on the team. She was right. She was right from the get -go. This team, you could see it before the Vietnam game when it was like, look at the new Nike suits. Look at these new suits. And they're all like styling as they head into the locker room. And they're running commercials. And every player has a commercial. There's players who've never done anything of that commercials. And the vibe was just off. They only beat Vietnam three -nothing in a bracket where goal differential was gonna be super -duper important. And that was a huge red flag. And we did the usual thing that we've been doing since 2019, 2015 of, oh, well, they almost scored a bunch of times. Oh, well, if that had gone in or some bad luck. There was just an arrogance to this team. Like they were carrying themselves like the defending champs, the same way like the Denver Nuggets would go into next NBA season. Like we're the champs. I was like, yeah, you are the champs because the season just happened. The World Cup happened four years ago. Everyone's four years older or wasn't on the team. And you could see they wanted to build the team instead of around the identity of, here are these new up and coming awesome stars that are gonna be in your life. They were really latching on to Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe. Alex Morgan's 34, Megan Rapinoe's 37. I think one of the differences between the discourse with women's sports and men's sports is that in men's sports, we grasp for angles. And if somebody is disappointing in some way, we really go nuts. Like think of how James Harden's been treated over the last 12 years. So he's one of the 35 best players ever and has taken just an incredible amount of shit. Oh my God, the playoffs, look at his game log. Oh, he choked again. Alex Morgan, who scored twice in her first two games in the World Cup in 2011, she scored once in 2015 in seven games. She scored six times in 2019, five against Thailand in a game that was 13 to nothing, one in the other six, and then scored nothing in the four games this time around. If you take away that Thailand game, she has scored two goals in the last 17 World Cup games. This is the striker. This is the one who's supposed to be the most dangerous player in the field, who's supposed to produce goals. And she hasn't produced goals since the mid 2010s on the national level. And yet it's Alex Morgan. She was supposed to be the next one. We got to keep propping her up and pretending she's a superstar. She's not a superstar. She's really honestly never been a superstar. She certainly hasn't been as impactful as somebody like Abby Wambach was. So you have the team built around her. She's got to play. They play her the entire game, game two, the entire game, game three. She plays like 95 minutes in this game today, and they don't score goals. And the announcers just won't talk about it. It's like being on an AYSO team that your kid's on, and the coach is playing somebody at striker, and everyone's like, why don't they play Sally at striker instead of the coach's daughter? It's like, oh, you know, the coach's daughter. She's got to play there. So you have that, and then you have Rapinoe, who's 37 years old, who's just, unfortunately, great career, legendary, true legend, huge big time player. And when you hit your late 30s in soccer, it's a wrap. She looked like Yudana Rapinoe, not big Rapinoe, and comes out for the last 25 minutes of this game and can't do anything, and then misses the penalty kick. That's the thing. If you're beholden to past performance, you can't expect to succeed in the moment. And I did feel like, what were this team's strengths? Speed. They had Sophia Smith, who really was bad the last three games on the left wing. Like, she just, she couldn't even connect passes. Trinity Rodman, who's a beast. Lynn Williams, who's super fast and athletic and had some really nice moments the last two games. And then Alyssa Thompson, who's the prodigy, who's the, you know, potential tiger or LeBron of this team. 18 years old, best high school player I've ever had. They won't even throw her out there. But this was not a team that could connect passes. They weren't, like, especially creative. The coaching was just bizarre, and we'll never see that guy again. But it was like, the one thing they did have was speed, especially the forwards, and they just threw that away. And Alex, you know, couldn't do anything. So now they're out. It's the most disappointing finish of the last 25 years for the women's team. And it reminds me in a lot of ways that 2004 Olympic basketball team that we had, the USA team. And I tweeted this, I think after the second game, because that was a team that was between eras, like this one was, where all the best players on that 2014, the ones in their primes, weren't that good, except for Duncan. And Duncan was completely banged up. He'd played so many NBA games the last couple of years. I think his knee was hurt. But, you know, it was Iverson and Marbury. The talent, it just was a between eras. And you had guys on the bench, like LeBron and Carmelo and Wade, who were four years away. Kobe wasn't on the team. And it just felt generationally, like we caught that team in the wrong time. The style was wrong. And we learned all these lessons and we moved on. 2008, we win. There's a documentary about it. But this team felt like it was between eras. The Alex Morgan, Rapinoe era, which was basically done. And then you have this era coming up with Rodman and Sophia Smith and Alyssa. And, you know, it's just four years from now, we'll probably be fine. But they need to re -imagine this. And I think if you're gonna learn any lesson from this, it doesn't matter what happened four years ago. It's the World Cup. It matters what's happening now. So that's one thing. Second thing. So Jaylen Brown gets this huge contract, $304 million. Some people seem surprised that it was that much money. Chris Ryan even took a shot at it when we did our library watchables. Hurt my feelings a tiny bit. Mainly because I didn't really have a comeback. Rosella did something on his podcast about how this actually makes sense. This amount of money, when you think of how the salary cap has climbed just since 2015, and it's gonna keep climbing. And there's this world you can go into where you think about just how much everything is gonna cost in the NBA four or five years from now, that Jaylen Brown at $70 million isn't actually gonna be that intimidating. The same way we feel about Tobias Harris for $40 million now, or Klay Thompson, $40 million now. Yeah, you don't really wanna pay $40 million for Klay Thompson, but you can survive it. And I think that's gonna be where the Celtics land with Jaylen. Here's why they had to do it. They're the favorites on FanDuel right now. They're plus 470. The thing that made them the most special and has made them the most special for the last five, six years is the Jaylen Brown -Jason Tatum combo. They've been incredibly successful. The team itself has made five conference finals in the last seven years. They came super close to making the finals last year. I have now gone into the what if zone with that Celtics team where what if Tatum doesn't hurt his ankle on the first play? Do we beat Miami? They were close is the point. And when you're that close, you can't fuck around. This is not Bradley Beal resigning with Washington for 50 million a year when everybody knows you can't get past the eight seed with Bradley Beal. This is different. You're trying to win a title. You're trying to keep all your optionality open. The thing that's a little scary about it, nobody seems to totally know if he wants to be in Boston. This is something we've discussed on this pod. It's been floating out there. The fact that he wasn't happy about landing in the Kevin Durant trade rumors a couple years ago. And just in general, where the league is now, where as Woj called it, the transfer portal, where people get their contract first and then they decide what they want to do. And I think for the Celtics, they know they bought themselves a year with Jalen and they are still one of the favorites to win the title. And a lot of it's going to depend on health and Porzingis. You could also, I don't want to make the case, but you might be able to make the case that Brown had a fucked up hand last year. Cause he did. Cause he sliced his hand open. It was bleeding even during the Philly series. And maybe that was why his ball handling went sideways. Listen, you got to do the contract. It just breaks your brain. I remember a million years ago, Sports Illustrated and Inside Sports say every year they would have like a salary issue. And they would talk about these guys are making $1 million a year. And it seemed like so much money. And now where we're heading with the money, plus the NBA is the meteorites deal. The moment any of these guys becomes unhappy, what do you do? Because you're paying Jalen, let's say you're paying him 55 million a year. Plus he is the trade kicker, which the team has to pay. Right? So if he decides after a year, you know what? I'm tired of being the scapegoat. Everybody loves Jason. I'm like the middle brother of this team. I want my own team. I want to go to Houston or Atlanta. You got to trade me. What are the Celtics going to do? On top of who would want out, you don't have a lot of options and you turn into what the situation Portland's in with Deem. And then on top of it, it's so much money. It's impossible to get any sort of a fair trade for the guy. So they had to do it. And optionality the that comes out of it is frightening. I remember in the early 2000s, when the first time the contracts kind of went nuts and you would see that people get signing like six -year, $100 million deals, seven -year, $110 million deals. And the Celtics really, really stupidly traded for Vin Baker. One of the worst trades of the last 30 years for Boston Sports. A trade so bad, you knew it instantaneously. And I wrote a piece that you can probably find somewhere in the ESPN archives about it, where I compared it to the end of Thelma Louise when Harvey Keitel is running toward the cliff trying to stop the car from going off the cliff. That's how I thought about the Vin Baker trade when it happened. Then it happens and you just had this salary albatross. It's a salary cap league. And you're like, wow, we just threw away 20 % of our salary cap on this trade. There's going to be a couple of those that are just franchise killers. And whether that leads to them bringing back the amnesty clause, who knows? I wish, I've made this, I've had this idea before. I wish that they had a rule in there that if you drafted a guy, every year that he stays in the team, you get rewarded in some way from a salary cap luxury tax type thing, right? So Jaylen was 2016 draft, this would be his eighth year. Maybe like after the seventh year, because that's usually like the third contract. The guy stays in the team, maybe each year after that, he doesn't count for 2 % of the luxury tax, up to like 30%, something like that. The point is the Warriors should be rewarded for keeping Draymond and Klay and Curry from a tax standpoint, that they were that smart to draft those guys, keep those guys together. They should be incentivized, the players, to want to stay with them because there's some luxury tax stuff that the team gets. And the team should want to be incentivized to take care of those guys because it's also beneficial to them. I just wish they figured out some version of that rule. Anyway, Jaylen was always signing for $304 million. Talk to me in a year, I'll keep my fingers crossed. Next thing, I missed the running back pity party. This was crazy. The running backs all got together and they were really upset about how much money they made. And I don't know what to tell you. There's too many running backs and not enough running back spots. And I don't know if you're trying to build a responsible salary cap team in a collectively bargained era, why would you spend $30 million over two years on a running back unless the running back was awesome? Nobody even wants to spend more than $11 million on running back. So I knew that this was crazy when Damien Harris, who was on the Patriots, who I thought was really good. He's maybe not an elite running back, but a good running back, right? Somebody that if he had been on the Chiefs, he easily could have started for the Chiefs. And he signed with the Bills for like one year, 2 million. And when that happened, combined with Pacheco on the Chiefs' seventh round pick, they won the Super Bowl with him. It's just, this position's devalued. I work on this player, I've been actually working on it the last couple of weeks where I try to rank the players for blue chippers, red chippers, pink chippers, honorable mention, and have this whole point system. And so quarterbacks, Mahomes, who's the alpha of that position, he's worth 10 points. And you could even see this in the point spread. If Mahomes gets hurt, the Chiefs are 10 points, nine points, whatever, less than what they would be as a favorite. They'd switch to an underdog. And you go on down the line. Jalen Hurts, I had him as an eight. I had Joe Burrow as a nine. And you go on, you keep going down, and it's like, Geno Smith's probably a two. But then you look at some of the other positions and you have to value them the same way the salary cap values them and teams value them. Guards, they aren't worth that much. Running backs, sorry, they're not worth that much. My top running back was three points because ultimately running backs don't really matter that much. In the last like five, six years, I would say Derrick Henry was the only running back that you could definitively say, this guy almost won the Super Bowl. Like he was that good. Other than that, you know, it's plug and play, quarterbacks, it's receivers. It's much harder to find the number one receiver. Every team needs one. It's much more tangible if you don't have the number one receiver. And it's much easier to just kind of scrap together the running back position. And yet people went nuts about this. We ironically had this in the NBA with centers. You know, Vucevic, who's a really good offensive player, he signed for 60 million for three years, 20 million a year. And Jaylen Brown's going to make $52 million a year. Is Jaylen Brown two and a half times better than Vucevic? No, it's just, he plays a way more important position. You can only play one center at a time. You can patch together the center position. You could have like Isaiah Hartenstein for $8 million. You could, you know, get Robert Williams for 16. You don't need to spend what Phoenix did on Eaton where they're paying $8 and $30 million a year at center. And you don't really need to do that. You kind of feel obligated if you don't want to lose the asset. But I think the NBA is going to go this way eventually where unless it is Jokic or Embiid, the center or Bam Adebayo, it's a bonus. You could argue that was already an overpay. They gave him a huge extension. The Lakers just gave Anthony Davis $60 million a year as an extension. I would argue that's a little frightening. I feel like you could patch together the center position. What really matters in basketball is having the creator. And this was the argument five years ago with Luka versus Eaton for the number one pick. And I made this argument. It was like, go look at who wins the NBA title every year. It's always the people who have the creator. There's somebody who's on the perimeter of the ball in their hands. Even Jokic, who wins the title this year, he was a creator. He's not a typical center, right? He's basically their point guard on offense who could post up. So this happened in the NBA. Nobody went nuts. And this is happening in football. And is this where football is. If you want to make the most amount of money playing in the NFL, I don't know why you would be a running back. I would be a cornerback. I would be a wide receiver. I'd be an edge rusher. But if you're a running back, you know your shelf life's probably like five, six years. You know the money is not totally gonna be there. Now they're in this, like you have people like JK Dobbins, like, I might hold out. It's like, really? You didn't barely even play in the field. Barkley said he was gonna hold out. And then, you know, probably looked at it. And the money for Barkley is like 10, 11 million. That's unfortunately the market. So you can't fix this. They collectively bargained it. And until we get to the next CBA, I don't know how you fix it. I thought it was really weird. It felt like people had nothing to talk about. And it was like, ah, let's feel bad for running backs. All right, let's take a break. And then I'm gonna finish the rest of the six pack. All right, picking up on the six pack. We're gonna talk a little more football. I talked about the running back pity party. This is a different kind of party. The Jets optimism, which has just been stunning to me over the course of July. I have Jets fans in my life. These are people that usually have no hope and are very reminiscent of the pre -2004 Red Sox fans, just assuming the worst at all times. Why does God hate us? All that stuff. And now they have this crazy optimism based on the fact that they brought in Aaron Rodgers, who I did not think was very good last year, just throwing that out there. I wouldn't say he was bad, but for Rodgers, he was bad. I mean, we thought Rodgers was, he was the reigning MVP and we thought he was still one of the five or six most impactful players in the league. And I don't wanna read stats to you for the next six minutes, but deep balls, he was bad. Turnovers, he was bad. Leadership, he was bad. And the case for Rodgers coming back would be, well, he's gonna be rejuvenated. The Jets, New York City. This is his team. He got away from Green Bay. He's got Hackett back. I get it, but he's also at an age where we've really only seen Tom Brady succeed at a high, high level at the age that Rodgers is at. I was trying to figure it out. I have my QB ratings and I had, you know, the top tier is Mahomes and Burrow and Allen and Herbert and Hertz. Those have to be the top five. Then it drops off and it's Lamar Jackson and Lawrence. And then Rodgers, probably a hair underneath him with a chance to play himself up with those guys. But from what we saw last year, I'm not ready to put him there. So he's the 10th best quarterback in the league, probably. 10th or ninth best quarterback in the league, probably. Well, they have no offensive line. And I don't understand why people keep glossing over this where it's like, hey, Rodgers and Garrett Wilson, he's one of the best receivers in the league and Breece Hall's going to come back and the defense is really good. And it's like, yeah, the offensive line is terrible. Beckton and Dwayne Brown, sure tackles again. And then you have Robert Salah as the coach, who I cannot say I thought that Jets were crisply coached last year. Whatever he was doing with Zach Wilson was insane. No idea if that guy's even a decent coach. So I'm already worried about your offensive line, the age of your quarterback, and the competency of your coach. And that's before we get into the hard knocks curse, because for some reason they're doing hard knocks, the incredible Super Bowl hype already. And then we have the schedule, which is the AFC East has just got screwed by the schedules this year. The Jets, just for quarterbacks in 17 games, they got to play Josh Allen twice, they got to play Mahomes, Herbert, Hertz, Dak Prescott, and Deshaun Watson. And then they also have to play Miami twice. We'll see what we get out of two this year. And then a really good Pats defense. And then Denver, who knows, they might be rejuvenated. So Danny Dimes, they have to play him. It is a brutal schedule, so you have that. And then on top of everything else, you're the Jets. I was there with the Red Sox before 2004, and this is probably just as bad, where you just think the worst possible things can happen is all the time. You're not allowed to have optimism when you're Jets fans. You can be cautiously optimistic. There was an entire Curb Your Enthusiasm episode once, season 10, episode seven, about being a Jets fan. And it was called, I think, the ugly section. Nick Kroll was the maitre d'. And part of the episode was about, he would put these people in different sections of the restaurant, depending on how attractive they were. But there was this other plot, Larry's buddy who loved the Jets, kills himself. And Larry becomes convinced it was because of the Jets, that the Jets killed his friend. This was only a couple of years ago. So now they get Aaron Rodgers, and everything's good. And they're gonna win the Super Bowl. I don't see it, guys. I don't wanna step on my football stuff too much, but I'd be shocked. And Lombardi points out the defense that everybody's ready to compare to the 85 Bears. Lombardi said they had two turnovers over the last eight games last season. So that means something too. I am dubious, to say the least. If you're gonna tell me a tortured franchise actually turns it around this year, I want a tortured franchise that doesn't have expectations. Because the Lions are another one. Everybody's ready to put them in the Super Bowl or close. And the only case for them is just pretty explosive offense. They couldn't stop anybody last year. And the NFC is terrible. But that's another one where is that a fan base that should be super excited and have a ton of hype? The one that's kind of lurking that fits in this group is the Browns. Because the Browns are actually super talented. They're in a winnable division. Burroughs already hurt. And I think they're four to one to win the AFC North on FanDuel, something like that. Their over -under is, I think it climbed up.
"jk dobbins" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"Subplot of a game that I will not have action on this week, because I want to see some poise. I just want to see stuff that makes me feel like he's going to be a remotely confident. As you said, not a lot of reps for him yet. Can we go to Bengals? Oh, let's go to Raven's dolphins because trigger and I spent a lot of time talking about it, how the ravens offense, how dicey they looked last week. Neither of us were that impressed with tua, we like the dolphins in that underdog spot. It's a good time to catch the ravens when they can't run the ball yet. But what do you see in general from that game? Yeah, so there's reason to pause on both sides of the ball. I think that for the ravens, you really wanted them to come schematically with something new. They kind of got rid of Marquise Brown and like, oh, we're going to change what we are on offense. We're going to keep Greg Roman because he's decided he's going to develop. And then they were largely the same as they've always been. They were understand her a lot more. And ran some under center play action, but they continued to just be like a vertical stretch team. Lamar led the league in average air yards per attempt. So how far downfield you throw in the football, Lamar, head and shoulders above everybody else, 12 air yards per attempt. Well, without Markey's Brown, with Mark Andrews and Devin duvernay and Rashad Bateman, Isaiah likely, that's not really a winning passing game model. And with no JK dobbins or Gus Edwards, yeah, the running game was insufficient. They get a dolphins team, though, that dominated them last year, embarrassed them on national prime time television last year, ton of blitz looks, they had no answer. Lamar has been asked about this. The coaching task asked about this and they have communicated that they believe that they have schematic answers. They're going to be okay if they get those splits looks again. I'm not sold that they've schematically changed everything to be able to deal with cover zero. But what I do know about cover zero blitzes, right? 7 dudes on the line, all of them are common man coverage behind. Is that it's very volatile. The game that the dolphins played against the ravens was one of the best defensive performances they've had because sometimes you run that blitz, Xavier Xavier Howard is kind of like stumbles and all of a sudden it's not a pass breakup. It's a 70 yard catch and run touchdown, right? It's a very feast or famine style of defense. I think that with as talented of a quarterback as Lamar is, even though the passing game didn't change that I wanted to, the potential for a couple explosives against the blitz and the return of JK dobbins has me feeling good offensively. The dolphins offense to me is made up. It's not real. I don't. Week one, they're clearly trying to figure it out with tua, but I'm not feeling great about what I saw from two and week one, feel really bad when I saw that offensive line a week one. I don't buy the dolphins offense. Is it possible that pat's defensive line is really good? It's better than I think we thought it would be. The fact that they are starting not starting, but rotating jelani to vien is disgusting. I didn't even realize if I was still in the league. Who's 48 with the hair? And I was like, there's no way Patricia got to lie on this team, but he did. They had good reps. But this dolphins offensive line isn't solid outside of Toronto Armstead. There's liabilities at both guard positions. Hunt didn't play well, I think center is still weak. Connor Williams moving to that position. And critically, a good quarterback, a quarterback that has good response to pressure that's comfortable. We'll make a battle for the line to look better. He'll solve problems for you. To a look so uncomfortable. And it's a shame because even like in his first season when he wasn't yet that guy and they were still figuring out he's coming back from the hip. He still has better pressure response. It's kind of like the scene ghost things. I call it the David Carr effect. Hit so much that you just the second you see a flash of color. You see Matt judo's red sleeves come around the corner, even if you're okay, you just start to freak out. You start the panic. Use your butt clenches. You just not comfy in the idea of being under pressure. That is not a good condition to have facing this Raven's defense, because the raves are going to give you pressure looks, they're going to send some sometimes, they're not going to send some other times. They're going to spin safeties around, and they have a better line than the Raven. And then the Patriots, excuse me, I do think the pages line was good. But just about a UK just in Houston. This is a solid line. And they're going to win their one on ones. So unless you're really rolling two out constantly and getting the ball out of his hands on his first read on these rollouts, I don't know how this office moves the ball in the passing game and running in wise they were abysmal. So the dolphins offense is still very much a work in progress. Sounds like you like the under in this game. I like the honor for the dolphins total. There's a chance that the ravens offense remains laborious, a lot of the ravens scoring drivers were the result of one explosive play. And then kind of cashing in on that. They weren't really able to move the ball some methodically as we're used to seeing the ravens do it. Again, the potential for JK dobbins back helps out a ton, but we don't really know that at this time. So dolphins team total is at 20 and a half. To me, I see the under. I don't think you're going to get the fumbles and the turnovers that you got from the Patriots defense. I don't think you're going to get those short fields. And critically, we don't know what the dolphins offense is in the red zone. They didn't score the they got in the red zone one time. Then they backed up out of the red zone kick the field goal. There are two touchdowns where a fumble return, and then an explosive throw to jaylen waddle. We don't this running game doesn't work right now. They can't go under center and run it, which is the whole point of a Shanahan running game. They don't have the office of line or the tight end blockers to get that done. We don't know what this will look like in short yardage. We don't know what they're going to do when they get inside the ten. They don't have a ball winner. Mike is sticky on a fade route. I'm worried about their ability to cash in with 7 points. So under 20 and a half to the dolphins for me smells good. Okay. What is your favorite game this week? Favorite Tibet? Yeah. I'm pretty big on the under for pat
"jk dobbins" Discussed on Get Up!
"Take up some of that slack of the running game and how many big plays is he gonna have to make and put everything on his shoulders so i. It's definitely concerning for me. The one thing that's concerning is the acl tears. I don't know if they need somebody to come. Look at the turf for what's going on with their practice practice facility or what's going on with the training but the have that many acl injury. I mean that's rare. Yeah the dobbins injury came in a game these other ones coming in practice but either way a disaster so such. Let's focus in and what this means for the quarterback. This was going to be the year where baltimore expanded the passing offense and then all the receiver's got hurt. It was going to be the year where they leaned lot on these running backs. Especially jk dobbins now. They're all heard what is what is the mark jackson going to have to do to elevate this team. Yeah we'll lamar is gonna have to be bar. And being lamar means going back to that. Twenty nineteen mvp lamar now. Will this hurt the team. Yes some of your top players are out but but this team the baltimore. Ravens have a lot of depth anthony everett at corner. You can come in and replace to mix that marcus peters obviously your top running backs out but you have depth that that position and so the ravens are going to be what we expected them to be but they always find a way to win and some. I don't see them as a team where you say. They're out because all these injuries they're going to figure it out. Well lamar jackson have more pressure quote unquote. Yes but you've got back. Who can do the job. And living on bell. Otherwise they're built to run the ball. And i think once they get guys up to speed that haven't been in the system that they'll be okay and running back. They do like the young tyson williams. Who's now effectively the starter by default the marcus. Peters injury matters a lot because that they've been counting on that defense to be dominant and part of the reason is that secondary and he is a unique player in terms of what he does his nose for the ball his ability to make those. He's not as easily replaceable as just elevating the next guy up so i think that one really shook overall. They're very shaken.
"jk dobbins" Discussed on Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ
"We need to get to this. Now there's one game this weekend. We're all looking forward to his monday. Night football Ravens raiders but the raiders. Sorry ravens keep getting hit with injuries. The cornerback marcus. Peters now and running back discussing edwards book season ending torn. acl's practice sources told espn's adam schefter peter's went down with a knee injury. I and edwards was injured. A few plays later according to a source Ravens coach john harbaugh called an end to practice the source added. Jk dobbins toward the acl in his left knee in the preseason finale august twentieth justice hill also hurting achilles tendon ravens have added devante freeman and levian bell to the practice squad. If this was five years ago they'd be impossible to be. What does this mean for. Lamar jackson right like so true. Okay how are they gonna get. Tavis murray i mean he just got cut by the saints right. It seems like a feasible option since he's available right. Yeah i think. Mary is is is a good one But if if we're just talking about the running back spot to replace somebody. I was talking to evan last night and we were going over some stuff in so i said to him i said. Do you say you know if i'm in that room. And i don't know what mark ingram situation was why he departed or why they let him go other than injury. I would kick the tires on that. And find out if i could trade back for him because in houston like come on seriously. He's not. I mean he's getting a check he gonna play well check. They're not going anywhere. But if you go back to lamar mvp here. Who's the running back. Mark ingram who knows the offense mark ingram so you bring other people in that has to get up the spe- on what they do and so i'm like well. Why not give up a late round. Pick and we've seen teams and coaches do this before. Go back and get a guy that was before because you give up a draft pick and you get him. You absorb the salary and now you don't have to teach all over again but question to you guys. What's the most important injury to this team is very is it. Marcus peters heaters or is it the running game peter's eaters peters their running you know who's their most dominant runner. It's the quarterback and a k run. No max without them behind no doubt mark ingram by the way also used to dominate the press conferences. Let's not forget about that. That's real because he like he. He and lamar obviously had a thing going. And so i agree. That's that would be. You would wanna at least kick the tires there but who now who. Now i wanna focus on the afc north for a second. Just coming off talking about the steelers and the browser. Now the ravens. What does this mean for these other teams. Does this mean. Does this mean that the steelers are now the primary threat to the browns if we see the browns as the number one team in the division. Does this mean anything for the bengals. Well the bengals in bingos is going to be sitting in seat in that conversation it just. It puts the pressure on the ravens though it. That's really all it does. It just puts more pressure on the ravens because we talk about all the injuries that they've lost but we've now they lose marcus peters but let's remember mad judah. I left in free agency. He was an important piece to what they do on the defensive side of the ball. So when you start to think about with the injuries and the people that departed to go to other places. They've got a lot of stuff that they need to replace so it just it. It just puts more pressure on the ravens. But i think the cleveland browns to answer. Your question is above everybody else but not not a hundred yards in front. Just a few. I agree with that. I disagree with the guys. Both and look i just the talent that the browns have. They are by far the superior team with what's happened in healthy key just laid out all the injuries. We've had to the baltimore ravens. We talk about what pittsburgh lost in the offseason. Granted been rothlisberger. Now harris will see. That ole line can open up and i'm not discounting mike tomlin at all. I'm just saying if we're talking about what tampa bay. What dallas looks like on paper. I know that these divisions are fights when you look at what the browns have even what they added defensively right in melita anytime davey and county and myles garrett player of the year offensively the way they run the ball with kevin stefanski. You're saying one of the best coaches they've had in cleveland for a long time it. There's to lose. I don't understand how you guys are agreeing with me on. I think is gonna be tight division. Because you have pittsburgh and baltimore always competitive franchises. I don't think they're not going to be competitive. But i'm with you. We all agree the browns or the class of the division at least on paper the ravens are hoping lamar jackson can get into the zone without three of his top running backs running backs. Do you have your three running backs. Getting his own is brought to you by autozone. Getting the zone autozone. Dan graziano joins us on the goodyear hotline. Brought to you by goodyear making the plays that move. You forward goodyear more driven dan. Let's let's do hot news or not news. Ravens lose marcus peters and gus edwards season ending. Acl injuries hot news or not as hot news man. They're almost running. Back is the team that wants to run the ball more than any other team in the league and they're down to their third or fourth string running back. I mean this is. It's tough running. Backs can be found. They can get guys. There's guys out there. They can still sign latavius. Murray's out there you guys are talking about mark ingram. They've already got levian. Bill and devante freeman but none of those guys are part of their program and none of those guys were guys they were counting on and if they like those guys better than the guys who got hurt they would have already been on the team. They have a problem yet. Dan is super hot right. It's spot a thousand degrees up in baltimore right now. They need running backs to help. Lamar jackson out much like you said they don't have anybody they just don't they want to run the football. That is what the foundation of the baltimore ravens. That's what they are. They weren't on the football down your throat and they play solid defense. They lose the top dude on defense in the secondary and marcus. Peters he is he's accounting for thirty one interceptions over the last five seasons. I think that is like highest in the nfl in that timespan so this is extremely hot dan. Do you agree with me or the browns by far the best team in. Afc north the browns are the best team in the afc north. But i don't know about by far because max's point is just making about track record with the steelers and ravens is not to be overlooked. Mike tomlin never had a losing season. John harbaugh's only had one. These are guys that can figure out their problems. Brown look great. But they've proven a lot less than those other two teams hot news or not news. Tj wada grease that four year twelve million dollar extension. Take that il. I took hold that hold that so hot news or not one hundred twelve million dollars extension for years for tj. What hot news. I mean this is one of the best players in the holiyay on either side of the ball. So it's important that they got this done he was. He was very cautious about this contract. He did not participate in camp practices. Didn't wanna put himself at risk but you know he was back there this week and obviously he thought things were going well and this is. This is the kind of deal that that makes him. Happy tells the other guys on the team. We're gonna we're gonna make our guys happy and you know if you look at the structure this deal. He got one over on the steelers. The steelers don't guarantee money in contracts beyond here one in this one. They did and the only guy on the team..
"jk dobbins" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"This is going to be tight. Rice gonna be real real tight right one along those lines. We need to get to this. Now there's one game this weekend. We're all looking forward to his monday. Night football Ravens raiders but the raiders. Sorry ravens keep getting hit with injuries. The cornerback marcus. Peters now running back discussing edwards book season ending torn. acl's practice sources told espn's adam schefter peter's went down with a knee injury. I and edwards was injured. A few plays later according to a source Ravens coach john harbaugh called an end to practice the source added. Jk dobbins toward the acl in his left knee in the preseason finale august twentieth justice hill also hurting achilles tendon ravens have added devante freeman and levian bell to the practice squad. If this was five years ago they'd be impossible to be. What does this mean for. Lamar jackson right like so true. Okay how are they gonna get. Tavis murray i mean he just got cut by the saints right. It seems like a feasible option since he's available right. Yeah i think tavis. Mary is is is a good one But if we're just talking about the running back spot to replace somebody. I was talking to evan last night and we were going over some stuff in so i said to him i said. Do you say you know if i'm in that room. And i don't know what mark ingram situation was why he departed or why they let him go other than injury. I would kick the tires on that. And find out if i could trade back for him because in houston. I mean come on seriously. He's not. I mean he's getting a check he gonna play well check. They're not going anywhere. But if you go back to lamar mvp year. Who's the running back. Mark ingram who knows the offense mark ingram so you bring other people in that has to get up the spe- on what they do and so i'm like well. Why not give up a late round. Pick and we've seen teams and coaches do this before. Go back and get a guy that was before because you give up a draft pick and you get him. You absorb the salary and now you don't have to teach all over again but question to you guys. What's the most important injury to this team is very is it. Marcus peters heaters or is it the running game peter's eaters. Peters i mean they're running know who's their most dominant runner. It's the quarterback and a k run. No max without them behind no doubt mark ingram by the way also used to dominate the press conferences. Let's not forget about that. That's real because he like he. He and lamar obviously had a thing going. And so i agree. That's that would be. You would wanna at least kick the tires there but who now who. Now i wanna focus on the afc north for a second. Just coming off talking about the steelers and the browser. Now the ravens. What does this mean for these other teams. Does this mean. Does this mean that the steelers are now the primary threat to the browns if we see the browns as the number one team in the division. Does this mean anything for the bengals. Well the bengals in bingos is going to be sitting in seat in that conversation it just. It puts the pressure on the ravens though it. That's really all it does. It just puts more pressure on the ravens because we talk about all the injuries that they've lost but we've now they lose marcus peters but let's remember mad judah. I left in free agency. He was an important piece to what they do on the defensive side of the ball. So when you start to think about with the injuries and the people that departed to go to other places. They've got a lot of stuff that they need to replace so it just it. It just puts more pressure on the ravens. But i think the cleveland browns to answer. Your question is above everybody else but not not a hundred yards in front. Just a few. I agree with that. I disagree with the guys. Both and look i just the talent that the browns have. They are by far the superior team with what's happened in healthy key just laid out all the injuries. We've had to the baltimore ravens. We talk about what pittsburgh lost in the offseason. Granted ben rothlisberger. Nause harris will see. That ole line can open up and i'm not discounting mike tomlin at all. I'm just saying if we're talking about what tampa bay. What dallas looks like on paper. I know that these divisions are fights when you look at what the browns have even what they added defensively right in melita davey and county and myles garrett player of the year offense lead the way they run the ball with kevin stefanski key. You're saying one of the best coaches they've had in cleveland for a long time it. There's to lose. I don't understand how you guys are agreeing with me on. I think is gonna be tight division. Because you have pittsburgh and baltimore always competitive franchises. I don't think they're not going to be competitive. But i'm with you. We all agree the browns or the class of the division at least on paper the ravens are hoping lamar jackson can get into the zone without three of his top running backs running backs. Do you have your three running backs. Getting his own is brought to you by autozone. Getting the zone autozone. Dan graziano joins us on the goodyear hotline. Brought to you by goodyear making the plays that move..
"jk dobbins" Discussed on Straight Outta Vegas with RJ Bell
"A think the raiders being the on the other side is actually a good thing. Sorry raider fans friends of ours former colleagues of ours but like oh raider hate like bringing on i will say this about the running back style. It is one thing to replace running back. It's a completely other thing to replace three of them. Oh sure yeah. That's that's the that's the tough part of. We're getting into week sixteen weeks seventeen scenarios that we've had in the past while they're down to this guy and the ravens haven't played a game yet in none of those three guys are going to be available later out of the season because they're all season enders. Yeah it could be. It could be tougher baltimore. Yes we know some castes. Look i was excited. I had actually just the night before. All this chaos broke and gus edwards went down. I was like you know what. I'm still going to be bullish. So they can find a way maybe add someone along the way and this will be fine and it'll be them and the forty nine because i wanted to pick someone that wasn't the chiefs in the super bowl world and well look what happened to me. They came back and got me one once again. You know the other thing. I don't know if i told you this dan is. I'm sad because i had heard a little bit of whisper about how jk dobbins was going to be used. And then jason lockenfora who's out in baltimore lives and writing for cbs. Sports joins us each week. He talked about what. Jk dobbins was going to be and he confirmed everything that i'd heard too pens against a wall. Glad it wasn't something bigger. I might have broken something but sounded like he was going to be used out of the slot and a little bit all over the field to give him the best opportunity to dominate. And instead i gotta wait only do it on a video game speaking of dominate. Now's the time where we throw the information at you to allow you to dominate in weeks..
"jk dobbins" Discussed on Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ
"What's that spoilers. Lifted of the year two left the date back. It is gonna homerun. Who'll host returns the st lois at hits a home. Run and catch the dodgers on the hornets one output. They are cheering like he's one of their own that's Am five seventy l. a. Sports see our pool halls. It's a home run in his return to saint louis a second appearance of busch stadium after playing for the cardinals of course from a one to two thousand eleven to forty second standing ovation. His name was announced prior to a first inning app. That catcher and longtime yada your molina stepping in front of the plate to prolong the cheer did a short embrace before holes real pitch from j. half over the wall and left six hundred seventy nine of his career. Dodgers one seven two. You can tune into an nfl battle tonight. It's cardinals host. The dodgers coverage begins at seven pm eastern on espn radio and the espn app. Meantime it much worse news my beloved yankees. They're ace garrett cole. Leaves the game with hamstring tightness. Coal left with two outs in the fourth inning of the blue jays. Five one win over the yankees. He's been red hot usually as manager. Aaron boone said afterwards there's no more is scheduled for cold hamstring that the yankees feel like the caught on to this issue early in the process and the ravens are signing running back levian bell to the practice squad the moves come. The move comes after baltimore lost. Jk dobbins just hill to season ending injuries. The twenty nine year old bell will likely soon get an elevated to the.
Injury Update: Ravens RB J.K. Dobbins out for the Year With Torn ACL
"I can't wait for football season. I'm talking about real football. The preseason is over thankfully and mandate nfl teams handle the first three game. Preseason in a variety of ways. I have no idea which way was right and which way was wrong. And perhaps there's not even a right or wrong. Answer to this ron rivera. As way was to sit everybody saturday night against the ravens to ensure they get to the opener. On september twelfth against the chargers healthy john harbaugh took the other route and lost his starting running back. J dobbins for the year to a torn c. l.
"jk dobbins" Discussed on The Fantasy Footballers - Fantasy Football Podcast
"Look there. They were eleven and five there a year removed from being you know. Lamar jackson with a ten percent touchdown rate and being the talk of the town. Winning the mvp. They've had success doing what they're doing. They're going to pick their spots on offense. There could be value week to week with rashad. Bateman early on. But they're still not going to be in the top half of the league in pass attempts. There's just no way that's going to happen. Yeah the the way that. I see. This is look. They spent back to back first. Round picks on wide receivers. They went out after every wide receiver in free agency and tried to sign them. Whether it was ju ju or golladay they struck out. Nobody wanted to go to the small pie. But from the ravens standpoint you look at what their transactions are showing you. They wanna throw the ball more. But you're right. They've had success. They've got a good defense and they are other-worldly at running the ball. So i think lamar has a great season. I think rishaad bateman coming in really helps lamar huge I think it helps markey's brown from an nfl standpoint but it makes me oh ut on all the receiving options like a lot of people. I mean we're shot even with some people's absolute favorite rookie prospect coming in this year. And they want him. I've seen people. I'll have scooped him up in every league. I can get my hands on them. And that's great he. He's very talented. I don't want him. I don't want to touch this pie. I did last year with roxy. Gimme gimme rishaad babies. Adp when you get a chance and it was like it's about the twelfth round. So i mean that's my flyer. If i'm taking really it's i'll take a twelfth round flyer on bateman. Yes i will not. that's fine. I think no one's going to be hurt by saying no. Thank you to the passing the receiving weapons in baltimore. I agree with that. You can say yeah. They're not on my list and that's totally fine. Yeah i mean outside of marquette. We can say that hollywood disappointed for fantasy purposes. He was great the second half of the year who scored a touchdown every game But he was good for the ravens and now they're not going to go away from him just because they didn't draft resentment because hollywood not good enough now. They drafted reshad bateman because they need multiple good wide receivers on the field. That's all going to come back to lamar. I think lamar has a bounceback. Season is very very good so to illustrate that you just said. Hollywood is really great for the ravens last year but for fantasy being great for the ravens mitt never finishing as wide receiver. One in any single week in twenty twenty and four weeks inside the top twenty four so you can be a great producer for the ravens offense and be a relevant for fantasy. Yeah because the passing game is so teensy tiny. I expect them to be more like twenty seventh twenty eighth and pass attempts in yard. So are you if you're not taking flyers on the wide receivers. Are you taking a flyer on gus edwards week. Six to sixteen he was the he was their rb. One nine point seven points per game. They gave him a financial package to extend him this year. Jk dobbins gets the press gusts gets the rock. Is he going to share this. I mean it's a third round pick versa. Tenth round pick for the number one running team in football. You know number one rush attempts number one in rushing yards number three in rushing touchdowns. Here's a tenth round pick. That could literally get fifty percent of the work. Yeah i mean when you are drafting as late as gus edwards which is basically you know a free pick. I am fine Taking that shah on gus. But i you know he's. He's just like all the ravens running backs. They're not throwing the ball a lot during the stretch. That jacob dominance took over which was weeks. eleven on Gus was fine. He was running back twenty four but he was running back twenty four because of volume weekend and week out where he never was horrific but he never was great. you know. I'm looking at his game logs from that stretch on his running back. Twenty six twenty eight sixty seven thirty one twenty three one where he was. Twelve thirty to twenty is just an accumulation of enough steps. I don't think that's a guy one on my roster. I really don't. But i don't blame anyone for taking the shot of bateman in the twelfth gus in the tenth because i mean that's the way it is i gotta take would take gus in the tent then because i would rather be invested in the running game in the passing game. Ten point five is vegas has the wind total ad. They start in las vegas and kansas city detroit and denver so When you're looking at that early season not too shabby does. The addition of reshad bateman do anything for mark andrews. Does it does it take away some of the market share. Does it hurt your feelings towards now argh andrew now it doesn't not yet i mean You know if bateman makes an early early impact maybe it does. But i still think that there's a mind meld between lamar and mark andrews in high pressure situations. That isn't going anywhere anytime soon. They just need to throw the ball to jake dobbins. Oh my goodness if they just do which they haven't shown that they will but if they did i mean this off season has been a lot of talk about it. Oh yeah but thankfully for the first time. I've talked coming out of ravens camp as opposed to talk coming from all around people watching the ravens. Everybody's always been like throw the ball running back but now they're talking about he's not going to you. Don't think so. no. I do not believe that. The odds of zero zero. No no one person thank you. Yeah i mean you added to downfield weapons to this roster with watkins and bateman and it's it's about your it's about what he does in the pocket he and winnie talks runs it. I don't think it's conducive to the kind of check down situation that we like to see so unless you're talking about design plays dobbins at is what i'm talking. I don't see why they do that. Maybe maybe a wheel route a game or some work. It in a little bit more but i i do agree with you. I don't expect them to pass a ton to them. There are articles on the website. The fantasy football dot com a case foreign case against article for jacob dobbins if you want to dig deeper there or is it time to talk about the number one team in this division yet. The cleveland browns. Yes there were eleven and five last season which was the same as the ravens. Their projected vegas went. Total is the same as the ravens going into the year which is ten and a half wins but you have them dubbed as the number one in the division I do and coming from me..
"jk dobbins" Discussed on Fantasy Football Today Podcast
"And then i think as he pointed out the concern of was edwards. Helaire ready to handle the fulltime workload. Did they wanna bring in on bell. because levy i'm bells pass laws. They know it's not like they were taking in. You know bum off the street. They were taking in former all pro running back so it wasn't a bad move by the chiefs but no maybe it stunted edwards edward edwards helaire grossing either as growth. Yeah but did it. That's the thing it's like. That'd me on bell went there and then we found out later. He went there because he didn't want a full workload. You know he went there to play a kind of a bit part and try to win it super bowl and i mean before this was clyde pace before le'veon bell got their two hundred eighty five carries fifty six catches and eighteen hundred total yards one thousand eight hundred nineteen total yards but only three touchdowns so he was kind of a monster. I that's that's the thing i know. I've brought this up before. But he was a monster really before bell got there and then when bell got. There's i like. Bell was getting a ton of work. Just neither guy was getting a ton of work. They just started throwing the ball forty times a game. That's what i'm saying. It's not that this growth. You know what it could be. It's not just also what we've seen the game you know. It's taking practice reps away from a young kid and didn't have any ops. Those things matter. Okay so let's aaron. Jones is out of green bay. Who you like better. Aj dylan replied ever dealer right now. But again. we have see what damian williams us. I'll take clyde. Npr and dylan okay. So those are some of the buses dobbins because you mentioned him in comparison dead slayer i i think. Jk dobbins is supremely talented. I just that situation in baltimore. It's kind of what we say about buffalo. Only a little bit more limited. Because they're not going to throw their running backs very much and i may. Were just hoping that some point they decided to give a running back more than a third of the carries but attempts but they just haven't There is hope for jk dobbins..
"jk dobbins" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN
"Out for the Rams on their opening drive Packers with the football good field position to start At their own 40 yard lines, so we will keep you up to date on that game. As we continue to talk all things NFL divisional weekend we'll go out to the progressive guest line right now to get a gambling perspective. On the games at hand. We bring out a good friend of the show. He works for book. It's sports is Jeff Carl's, and he joins us Now, Jeff, as always, I appreciate your time. Happy football weekend to you, sir. Happy football weekend to you is well, Jake. Happy New Year's Well, first time in 2021 for me hopping on the program on Saturday. Absolutely. So this game just started. You heard me talking about it at the top Rams Packers. Is there anything about this game that you want people to know if they're thinking about maybe jumping in and betting this one live Green base kicks a field goal on this drive. I would consider betting this over again, Jake. I bet it over pre flop. It 45 something like 27 21 is absolutely a realistic final score here. Even though that was not a good opening sequence for the Rams, Even though that ball was deflected it the line would probably should have made that catch on a deflected past that would have made that first drive, not look is ugly, but Green base already in L, a territory and the way Aaron Rodgers has been locked in now for the better portion of 10 weeks. Green base should be able to move this thing, even with how good I think the Rams defense is. I think they're the best defense in the NFL. But Rogers just so darn good right now. I totally agree, and I just don't see the reins being able to score enough points, given the fact that a Cooper Cup is not playing in this game, and Jared Goff, of course, less than two weeks ago was under the knife. Yeah. Look, that was that was the man I once they've got the seven I really did consider betting the Rams. But more. The second thing than the first thing. Obviously were surprised. I was surprised to see Cup got It was not in there today. We don't We tweet this tweet this leg on the next the last play last week in Seattle. His bad luck more than anything But God. God's thumb was by far the biggest concern in this game for me from Ella's perspective, and it's really the only reason I didn't bet l A plus seven is because They're golfing in sub 40 degree temperatures with a broken thumb that doesn't feel like a recipe for success. You're totally right. Let's talk about the other three games here, Jeff, let's start with the game tonight. Of course, Baltimore and Buffalo. This is you know, this is too May the game. I am the most excited to watch the bills right now. 2.5 Point favorites at home. Where do you lean with this game? So this is Jake. This is a referendum game. In my opinion for these quarterbacks fair or not. Because they're both from the same draft. Wilmar finally got off the playoffs snide with their win last week against the Titans. Josh Allen got his first playoff win after last year. Buffalo should have won that game in Houston. You and I both know that, but Buffalo managed to find a way to lose that game to the Houston Texans. But this feels like a referendum game more than anything on those quarterbacks. They're not just because they're in the same draft. Lamar's like I said those two guys getting their first playoff win last week. But I'm on the Ravens. I'm on the Ravens. I think there's a pretty good match up from Baltimore. All things considered there. Deeper. Baltimore's defense is is better than people give it credit for. And what is Buffalo's defense struggle with they struggle with stopping the run. They had a good in the game, as they possibly could have from a yards per carry perspective against Jonathan Taylor. But then now he minds and a bunch of big runs. In that fourth quarter. I expect Baltimore's run game to be able to control this game. Jackson with his legs, JK Dobbins, I know Mark Ingram won't be there, so they won't even have to think about that. So what? We're going to see more than that the Dobbins tonight at the running back position. I like the bolts of their player. Props Jackson and Dobbins over there, Rush total, and I like Baltimore outright to get it done. And spoil the party in western New York. The total for this one's You have 49 a half. If you see this is a high scoring game, low scoring. I mean, you know the Ravens, of course, with Lamar Jackson can run the football, but they also could scored and you give him play with Lamar Jackson. So it's hard to bed Buffalo under this point, Jake, isn't it? It's just hard for the way that they play. So look, this total gone up because remember earlier in the week we thought.
"jk dobbins" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"On Saturday. Ravens and Bill's speaking of cold might get a little snow up in Buffalo on a Saturday night at 8 15 Eastern time. The Bills by three point favorite. Ah, lot of love for Buffalo from a lot of people thinking have anybody could take down Kansas City Agency. That scene has all the makings with a quarterback, although they won't have one of their running backs. He's going to be out of this game when it comes to the mosque. But the bill still a three point favorite, but the Ravens exercise the demons last week by winning their playoff game, the first one Lamar Jackson going on road, beating Tennessee. There's a three point favorite he and where do you stand? E. I mean, this is the hardest game for me to pick Freddy. I love the under 50 in this game. Everybody and their mama. All over the bills because Lamar Jackson came out earlier this week, saying, I've never played in snow. I don't know what it's going to be like. I have no idea. Therefore, Vegas took of massive amount of wagers on the Buffalo Bills. They don't air condition big buildings in the desert because they lose. Give me the Ravens, Plus the three I'll take Baltimore on the road against Buffalo. Solid choice. Solid pick. They have two things, meaning the Baltimore Ravens that travel all the time, a defense and running running game. Their defense is playing that their hair is on fire, and that running game is like the Baltimore Ravens said to themselves what we do best. That run the ball. Okay? Why haven't we done that lately? Let's do that again, and they've been on a rage on a rampage ever since. With JK Dobbins Yo Scott does Edwards and adding Lamar Jackson, who got their first playoff win, I'm with you. Not only do they cover I think the Ravens win this ball game 21 to 17 and get to the F C championship game. Where JK Dobbins plays college ball. Vo House, the university and it gets a little chilly in Columbus. I lived there for four years. Yeah, I think he's used to a little snow of cold weather, right? Yeah, I think you'll be okay. He's all right that way. It is the five game fighting minus one because we have four games to pick part of Freddie and Fitz Simmons on ESPN Radio, the ESPN Aptitude exam channel 80. Easier Fitzsimmons on Freddie Coleman. The Saturday game brands versus the Packers Packers of six point favorite Ian is hammering down on the Packers to win that game by more than 6.5. I feel the same way Ravens hosting taking on the Bills Bills, a three point favorite. The Ravens we both believe will cover that game. When it's all said and done. I think the Ravens will actually win. Let's go to Sunday with this ball game first. Rounds at cheese. She's a huge 10 point favorite. Some books have a 9.5. Some books have a 10.5 Either way. That is a massive number. However, the.
"jk dobbins" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Yard gain. It's gonna be first and goal and his only touchdown of the year is a place very similar than that, where he catches him to the right flag. He makes the defender missed, and he almost scored there, where he scored previous Early in the year, and he's a big boy 63303, but he has been efficient on this drive for the Ravens. Nobody with thought that he would have been the number one reception or receiving target. This driver. This is the 10th play of the drive coming up for the four yard line handoff. Dobbins running up the left side stakes through and into the end zone for a four year touchdown. Rod JK Dobbins, the rookie had nine scores on the ground of the regular season. There's his first ever in the postseason had Baltimore has their first lead. It's 16 to 10 with nine No one left in the third. Great job by Greg Roman and how he changed his game plan to attack the Tennessee sightings defense to get him down for touch down here in the second half. Dobbins never went down. He ran right over. Kenny Vaccaro stepped over him in the end zone. And now the extra point coming from Justin Tucker. Nice 10 play 77 yard. Dr Tucker caps it with P 80 right down the middle 17 unanswered for Baltimore. They lead it 17 to 10. Mrs Westwood one's coverage of the NFL playoffs. NPR sports leader Meet.
"jk dobbins" Discussed on KTKR 760AM
"Jason Split show with friend Mike Harmon. Be update right now. Lakers and the Bulls late in the third quarter. Gonna be a high scoring one Lakers have taken the 90 to 88 lead over the Bulls sack attack with 29 for the Bulls. Me mouth. Where the Lakers LeBron has 22 Matthews into the starting lineup. A shooting guard remember? No Anthony Davis Tonight He's got 14 Montrose. How with 11 off the bench, Meanwhile, for the Clippers and the Warriors else kind of run away, which is what happens Clippers lead the Warriors 85 68 right now late in the third quarter. Paul George has 23. Meanwhile, Steph Curry 23 for the Warriors will keep you updated on these games. We continue, but it is a big football Friday here on the show, and we're picking all the games and we are now getting our new Super Bowl picks out there and I say New because Fox Sports Radio said, Listen, we know you guys have your pics from early in the season. I picked the Steelers and the Seahawks preseason by Picture still alive. Your picture still alive. We're gonna get to one of those teams in the second. But they said, Listen, if you wanted to make your new pics now, who would they be? So we each gave our our newer picks or whatever we wanted to do from here Sitting now is we got to see the entire regular season. So as I told you earlier this week if the Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren't in the Super Bowl, I'm surprised they're playing at such a high level. Now they figured things out after thereby and the offense is rolling now. R A F C T was a team that Mike you picked to go from the beginning of the season. And it is the hottest team in the A F. C not named The Buffalo Bills. Baltimore this weekend. Not only BEACH, Tennessee. They roll up so many points and Lamar Jackson plays terrific. I think maybe five touchdowns Lamar Jackson is able to account for which is hopefully one more than Derrick Henry, since I'm picking the grapes. The Ravens. If if I had to say which team I expect to see in the Super Bowl in the A F. C out, you look the Chiefs of the obvious pick, but the Ravens because they're kind of like the chief's a year ago, everybody thought the chief's lab boy, they're coming up, but they didn't have the greatest regular season. We kind of dismissed them a bit, and what happened that she's figured out. They rolled the Super Bowl. Same thing happened with the Ravens this year. The Ravens struggled early Ahlam are struggling. The Ravens aren't really that good looking, see who was absolutely red hot. Now the Ravens have figured out Listen, We need to be hot at the end of the season because we're not going to come into the playoffs, rolling through the regular season, 14 into and and not be ready for the playoff game like they were a year ago. They are coming in hot. They figured out their their running back situation. They got a couple of guys. They're going to run for 75 yards a game and Edwards and and JK Dobbins finally is getting the ball a little bit more. I don't know why it took So long, but Lamar Jackson's the key he is playing so well. He is dominant. There is less pressure on him. He's got a chip on his shoulder and the Titans defense is terrible. It is absolutely awful. They're gonna win this game. And if I'm looking at my redo pick for the Super Bowl, I look again. I had Steelers and the Seahawks. But I would go Ravens and the Buccaneers right now, and you had the Ravens from the beginning of the season. Had them both Ravens Buccaneers Bunny. Let's go get on that pirate ship down there in Tampa, but for the Ravens, obviously, you start the season. You know, you get a couple of wins. You get buried by Kansas City. They lose by two touchdowns there at home again. Home road. What's the difference? Get on a winning streak. And then chaos happens. Coming out of the buy. You've got cove. It issues. You've got the Steelers and a schedule that kind of kicked in the teeth. You also lose Ronnie Stanley. So you're trying to Is start to shuffle a bit. So you lose those two games of the Steelers, the second of which is after all, of those shuffling of dates, and you're still down because of Cove it including the large accent, but you hang tight, you lose from 19 to 14 against Tennessee. It's a 32 24 lost. This one's gonna be high scoring. I don't think He's gonna be stopping anything. But the Ravens the number one rushing offense in the game. Tennessee sitting at number two. The big difference here. As you said, Tennessee's defense is no good. Give it up over 27 points a game really 27 a half You could beat them on the back end that they're going to see a lot of Hollywood Brown in this game. This is where he gets a little bit of a coming out party. Boykin will be active on even Dez Bryant might pop up on the radar for you. How you like that? But it's just the boss Lamar Jackson and J. K. Dobbins Dobbins of Free Elf running free in the secondary, and they just slow Derrick Henry a month and you know what happened to Dobby at the end? Why won't walk? Come on, man, you know? Well, I do have the bucks. Spoiler alert. I do have the bucks beating the Ravens in the Super Bowl, But we haven't gotten to that part of this just like we don't know that. Dobby had a knife come flying through some weird time warp to defeat him. Here Lies Dobbins Because Dobbins jumps in front of a Blitzer to save Lamar Jackson. And he throws a touchdown pass.
"jk dobbins" Discussed on The Gridiron Guide
"But i think the rams are gonna lean more on the rushing attack this week. I've spent golf the play. Which will have you know acres running against you. Know seven eight nine boxes as the pretty good game out of out of campus. This week chiefs started running back. Fifty one hundred bucks. Cheaper started running back so definitely can get behind that -nother running back. I like your boy all year. Jd mckissic versus the box. Forty nine hundred bucks Timber is the number one run defense all year having a lotta thousand yards only team in the nfl. Good news is mckissic. Does most of his work in the receiving game. Also good news base loud the most receptions to going back this year so Washington could be playing catch-up mckissic has twenty four percent target share this year when alex smith is quarterback so expect mckissic to continue trying to get all the catches underneath and You know washing is going to throw a lot so look for alex. Smith wrote forty fifty times in the from main beneficiary of that. It is still is is just quest. Motor yvette diago. He is questionable but it's calf injury. He played last week through it. So he's in. Yeah okay. i didn't even makes them on. Alex smith all questionable. They're playing. i don't care. Yeah i agree i remember. Play a thought since you In guy from the ohio state university. Jk dobbins sixty six hundred bucks against tennessee. He already mentioned tennessee's defense is pretty saw Jacqueline taylor is kind of taken over. Liebeck role from gus edwards from Mark ingram so the high a little bit of jk dobbins and seeing him run free like a State.
"jk dobbins" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Actual draftkings picks. I play Draftkings every single weekend. I'm in a couple of different head to head and group meetings. And so I'm going to give you these and so usually my picks. We call them K o D as Ted Kot. Pics of death are usually the kiss of death. But in this particular case that is not so I'm pretty good at draftkings. Not bad. A draft kings not good at picking the winners of games legendarily bad at it. In fact, Not bad. A draft kings, So I got two for you this weekend. Here's the complicated Let's start with the easy one to me and easy pick this weekend is JK Dobbins. I love Dobbins. They're going to run the football like crazy this weekend against Tennessee, and you don't want to take Lamar because he's so expensive for those of you Don't play draftkings. You only get a certain amount of money you can spend on different players putting together a roster now Lamar Jackson, I think will be the number one point getting quarterback this week, but by how much? Because he is so incredibly expensive to put on your roster for 6600 can get. JK Dobbins and Dobbins went for 31 points last week, and the plan against the Tennessee team that cannot stop the run and we'll be selling out to stop Lamar. So I love Dobbins this week and then the other little tip. I will give you Is you need You need a stealer receiver in your line up every single week and because they don't do anything but throw the ball. The problem with them is they've got too many different guys. So one week it's juju and one week it's Claypool and one week it's Johnson. So it's very hard to know which one to take. So this week, I'm going to take Chase Claypool. I liked what I saw from him last week. They threw him a jump all last week, and he scored a touchdown on that juju with the playoffs, I think is a good pick. That's where I'm between the two of them for me. I think I'm gonna play Claypool this weekend. So those are just a couple of little tips. For you and there they will cost about the same on draftkings, which is great fun, And you know what a good opportunity So those are my picks for draftkings this weekend Brought to you by Draftkings America's top rated daily fantasy app. I will give you my picks for the game's coming up tomorrow. Meanwhile, The thing that I found to be the most surprising thing in sports happened this morning. Todd McShay. I had been told last night is going to reveal his first mock draft of this off season and he's going to do it exclusively for the first time on get up. So I was very happy about that. But I didn't really look at it ahead of time. They sent it to me, but I didn't look at it cause I figured I know what's there. Why was I wrong? Todd McShay has Trevor Laurence Going number one. That's obviously no surprise. The next quarterback he has going off the board is Zach Wilson from BYU at number four. And he has just infield. The Ohio State superstar going 15 to the Patriots, the third of five quarterbacks that he has going in round one. He also has trade lands and Mack Jones going and so what I always do When I look at these mock drafts. These guys don't know who's going to take where we usually take what you have to all of free agency to go through. Pay no attention. The team's outside of maybe number one and two. Just look at where these guys are slotted because guys like me, Shane know that McShay doesn't is not saying that because he's just throwing a dart. This is going to wind up being the consensus. All these guys look at the same data to look at the same film, and they tend to arrive for the most part at very similar conclusions. So Player in Justin Fields. Do I have spent the last two years thinking is going to maybe give Trevor Laurence a run for his money to being the number one pick in the draft. And if not, will certainly be the second quarterback taken in my co 23 or four overall. Has suddenly in the minds of one of the foremost people doing this falling all the way to the middle of the first round that that's now the range that McShay has him in. And that doesn't mean that that can't change. Obviously, Monday night is a huge night for that He gets one more game. So does Mack Jones. Actually, he's going head to head. These are both first round quarterbacks this year and both of them out. Assume can increase their stock with big performances. That Jones is on one of the highest flying offenses that you've ever seen in college football, So you'd expect him to have huge numbers. I don't think his I don't think the thinking on him is going to change almost regardless of what happens on Monday night. I think Justin Fields it can Fields if he didn't raise his stock in the eyes of people with the toughness that he showed on Friday night against Clemson that I don't know what he would have to do. I'll say it again. I love the kid. I love Justin Fields. I've never met him in my entire life. But I mean, I like him personally, I just think he's a sensational player. I'm very Tori and whether or not I want the Jets to take him at number two. So that's where I think that's what I think of him at number 15. I think it would be like you should make that pick like with a mask. It's such a steal. So I don't know, but I find that very surprising, So if he goes out there, they're going to need 50 points to win that game. You do not beat Alabama by scoring 30. I'm not even sure you beat them in scoring 40. If that gets into a shoot out a game that is a shootout. I think Alabama will comfortably score 40 points. You have got to score 45 to 50 points. I think to beat them. So if Justin Fields is going to do that, that's what he's gonna have to do on Monday night. And if he puts up 50 points and wins a championship. I just can't imagine He's not going to go ahead of Zach Wilson because he's also exactly the guy. That teams are going to talk themselves into. They're gonna fall in love with him. Have you ever looked at him? He's huge. He's huge. He is a was described on my show one time on TV as a Maura athletic that Prescott That sounds awful good to me that Prescott is tremendous and he's pretty athletic. Testing field is he's bigger, he's faster. So I think Justin feels to me and I'm not an analyst again. I don't watch every snap of every game. I don't pour over the film over and over and over again. I don't know the 40 times and all that kind of stuff, and so much of the evaluation is still to be done. Part of it. Where you kind of lose me is when the game's end. Not that interested in the cone drill. That to me. That's ridiculous. As Mike used to say all the time they don't put the bench press on the 50 yard line, So I watch these guys play you want. Justin feels play. I think he's great. And if he plays a big game on Monday night, I cannot believe he isn't going to at minimum, be the second pick in this draft. Whether he wants it going number two overall and again, the Jets have that pick. I think it's better for the Jets one way or the other. Whoever would be the number two. It would be the case if people do fall in love with fields because that just increases the value of the asset. Castle Village number one has an extraordinary asset. They're going to use it to take Trevor Laurence. But if they wanted to, they could trade it for everything. They could just like. Call up a team and say We'll take everyone and you can have the number one pick and every team in the league would do it. So that's the value of the asset. So I don't know Just how valuable the number two asset is. If there's this much question over who the second best quarterback is in this draft, we'll wait and see one way or another..
"jk dobbins" Discussed on AP News
"They're a playoff team for the first time since 2000 and two Nick Chubb had a touchdown run. Baker Mayfield threw a TD pass and the Browns hung on after taking a 15 point lead in the fourth quarter. Mason Rudolph's two yard TD pass to Juju Smith. Schuster with 1 23 left, pulled the Steelers within 24 22. But Rudolph badly overthrew rookie Chase Claypool on the two point attempt before the brand's recovered the onside kick. The Browns are a playoff team for the first time since 2000 and two following the 24 20 to win over the F C North champion Steelers. Nick Chubb had a touchdown run. Baker Mayfield threw a TD pass and the Browns hung on. After taking a 15 point lead in the fourth quarter. Mason Rudolph's two yard TD pass to Juju Smith Schuster with 1 23 left, pulled the Steelers within 24 22. But Rudolph badly overthrew rookie Chase Claypool on the two point attempt before the brand's recovered the onside kick. 12 and four Steelers in 11 and five Browns will meet again in the playoffs this weekend. I'm Dave Ferrie. Lamar Jackson threw for three touchdowns and became the first NFL quarterback to rush for more than 1000 yards in two consecutive seasons, collecting 97 against the Bangles before taking a seat in the third quarter. Rookie JK Dobbins rushed for 160 yards and two touchdowns for the 11 and five Ravens, including a 72 yard scoring romp in the third quarter. The Ravens used a club record 404 yards rushing to clinch a playoff spot and hammer Cincinnati 38 3. Mark Jackson threw for three touchdowns and became the first NFL quarterback to rush for more than 1000 yards in two consecutive seasons, collecting 97 against the Bangles before taking a seat in the third quarter. Rookie JK Dobbins rushed for 160 yards and two touchdowns for the 11 and five Ravens, including a 72 yards scoring romp in the third quarter. Baltimore won its fifth straight and advanced to the postseason for a third consecutive season. I'm Dave Ferrie, the Ravens used to club record 404 yards rushing to clinch a playoff spot and hammer Cincinnati 38 3. Mark Jackson threw for three touchdowns and became the first NFL quarterback to rush for more than 1000 yards in two consecutive seasons. Collecting 97 against the Bangles before taking a seat in the third quarter was gonna go home, and that's what has been the last few weeks. We? We know what we could do. You know, we just got to keep going, and that's that. That's all. It is right now for us. Rookie JK Dobbins rushed for 160 yards and two touchdowns for the 11 and five Ravens, including a 72 yards scoring romp in the third quarter. Baltimore won its fifth straight and advanced to the postseason for a third consecutive season. I'm Dave Ferrie, newly released data from the Paycheck Protection program, analyzed by The Associated Press looked at funding by ZIP code to see how businesses in predominantly white neighborhood stacked up to businesses in non white neighborhoods. Many minority owned firms applied to multiple banks early in the program and were rejected while others couldn't get banks to respond. That pattern reversed itself at the end of round two of Peopie funding, partly because banks responded to criticism. Now, the bill president Trump just signed for around three provides 15 billion.
"jk dobbins" Discussed on The Bone 102.5
"Rusty John Roxy Here in our New York studios. It is half time right now. In Indianapolis Colts Lee, the Jaguars 20 to 7. That is good news for Indianapolis and the fans. Because here is the thing right now. If the Colts win this football game, they will make the postseason by virtue of Buffaloes 56 26 win over the Dolphins earlier today. Meanwhile, also earlier today, the Browns beat the Steelers by a score of 24 to 22. Cleveland going to the postseason for the first time since 2002 Nick Chubb with sensational today. In the wind for Cleveland. 14 carries 108 yards and one touchdown Other finals from today in the National Football League. The Vikings finished the year at seven and nine overall. The 37 35 victory over the lines. Kirk Cousins had three touchdown passes in the triumph for Minnesota. Meanwhile, the Patriots also finished at 79. They beat the Jets 28 14, New York, finishes at two and 14 overall, not a bad close to the season for Sam Donald under center twice. Three of 34 for 266 yards and one touchdown. Meanwhile, giants over the Cowboys 23 19 Big Blue Move 26 and 10 on the year The Bucks beat the Falcons. 44 27 a terrific day again for Tom Brady under center. 26 of 41 for 3, 99 and four touchdowns. Tampa Bay moves on and 11 5 Ravens 38 over the Bangles three points. Ravens clinch the playoff spot with a victory. Lamar Jackson 10 of 18 for a Buck 13 and three touchdown passes. JK Dobbins with 160 yards on the ground for Baltimore. Scores in progress right now the National Football League packers over the Bears 21 13. At the half in the first half. Aaron Rodgers is 10 of 10 for 155 yards and three touchdowns late second quarter Raiders and Broncos. All even a 10. Also late, send court of the charges. Lead the Chiefs 24 to 14 Rams over the Cardinals. 12 to 7 at the half. You know, I also love the half the sea off of the 63 lead. Over the 40 Niners. Other halftime scores simply the Panthers 16 to 7 Teddy Bridgewater 11 19 in the first half. Also at the half Titans leave the Texans by scores 79 1 other game yet to get underway today, Washington On the road up, I 95 to visit the Philadelphia Eagles. When we return, we will bring you the first half highlights in the stats. Today's game between the Colton Jaguars Indianapolis leaves 20 to 7 I'm John Rothstein in Our New York studios Listen to Compass Mini.
"jk dobbins" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"One thistles are just starting to shape up like we wanted it to. There's no doubt about that. Absolutely. It's interesting when we talk about what has now become this rivalry between Clemson and Ohio State. Thompson has beat Ohio State and all four of the previous meetings, teams met the national semifinal game in 2016 and 2019 and way. Of course, you know the results. Last year's game, the Buckeyes out game Clemson in that game, 3 22 59 to Justin Fields. Interceptions certainly played a factor. In that one. So 77 our score here as both teams were getting set to come out of a television time out Well in New Orleans, you mentioned the similarities. Don't forget JK Dobbins the first quarter of the game last year. Had 141 rushing yards in that first quarter, so they ran the ball effectively. Don't be surprised at Clemson settles down, though they're pretty good against the run typically Kickoff will go actually through the legs of E. T. And he thought about picking it up as it tumbled inside the five. He lets you go through the wickets and into the end zone for a touchback. So ET and the native of Louisiana will stay on the field here. Play resuming at 7 59 left in the first quarter, all tied at seven. Mentioned about 3000 fans. Allowed here in New Orleans tonight. That has made the average ticket price for this national semifinal. Go to $1739. There's a lot of clothes who'd like to be here That just can't from the 25. Lawrence for the offset. Pistol takes the snap, thanks to E T and dumps it off going.
The Baltimore Ravens’ star quarterback is said to have tested positive for the virus
"Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson testing positive for covert 19 last year's NFL M V p, the biggest star to become infected by the virus. He was among form or Ravens players to test positive yesterday. Outside linebacker Pronoun. McPhee was placed on the reserve covert 19 list Wednesday, joining running backs Mark Ingram and JK Dobbins and defensive tackle Brandon Williams. They were supposed to play on beaten Pittsburgh last night, but the game was postponed until Sunday. The latest round of positive tests could jeopardize the game being played this
Ravens reopen facility after multiple positive COVID-19 tests including Mark Ingram, J.K. Dobbins
"The Baltimore Ravens reopen their training facility yesterday afternoon after closing earlier in the day due to another Corona virus outbreak within the team coach John Harbaugh confirmed running backs Mark Ingram and JK Dobbins tested positive for Corona virus. Defensive lineman Brandon's Williams goes on coronavirus protocol as a close contact. All three players are in quarantine and will miss Thursday night's game against the Steelers in Pittsburgh. Harbaugh says all contact tracing is complete, and no other players or staff are considered at high risk.
Two Baltimore Ravens players test positive for COVID-19
"The Baltimore Ravens have been forced to close their training facility after multiple members of the organization tested positive for coronavirus. Included in the list of players are running backs marking room and JK Dobbins have both been placed on the NFL's Kobe 19 reserve list. Meanwhile, nose tackle brain and Williams will self quarantine for five days. Having contact with both players. All three are expected to miss Thursday's Thanksgiving game against the
Ravens extend regular-season run, dominate Texans 33-16
"Texans offense is trying to figure out itself average three yards, a carry, and the Ravens they've just picked up where they left off I mean the January playoff exit was ugly but through two regular season games we are now coming on. If, you combine these two regular season games with how they finished and really perform the entire regular season. Last year. This is one of the great dominant runs September through December that I can remember any team having. No argument there I saw some something today that. It's like, wow, the ravens have gone taken what they did last year and they've gone another three steps. Let's slow down. That's one of the greatest regular teams I've ever seen like you're not going three steps further but continuing it and adding new elements to it and playing a little more consistent defense from week one on which they were not last year. Is GonNa, make them so hard to be, and they play the chiefs next week a little too early in the season for my taste, but it should be fun. I mean I. Think one issue is Lamar Jackson, like if were if you wanted to point to little elements of his game, the needed help them up I mean he's gotten distinctively better over two off seasons and. Around half time and I was kind of tracking this off on the side, I was thinking looking at their boxcar thinking they're not really running like it doesn't seem like they're dominating. They didn't have one hundred yards hundred and fifty yards rushing in the first half. It was like a little bit off and then at the end of the game. They have two, hundred, thirty plus yards on the ground I mean they they really come. So easily they can do everything they did a year ago they just throw in JK Dobbins you throw in a couple of other guys. They simply have more weapons so I think last year is last week's game against Cleveland was absolutely authentic. Today's game is absolutely authentic. This is who they are. There's probably one or two teams in the League that could touch him right now.
Fantasy Football Forecast: One BIG THING you should know for every Week 2 matchup
"I sit out the way New Orleans versus Las Vegas raters. We saw New Orleans showcase really really solid, really great defensive performance against Tom. Brady and the buccaneers They were pretty on disappointed as a team, lot of penalties on their defensive side of the front. The saints rebel to take advantage of that. La Raiders played against the Carolina Panthers last week and gave up thirty points. It's very possible that New Orleans doesn't look as Resi as they did against a really solid defensive front in Tampa. Bay and they might have their way with a raiders team that is still kind of pretty young and trying to get their footing and all this stuff. They don't they had an injury to majority of their wide receivers in the last game. So Dan, Waller seems to be their only solid option. At the receiving side of things that might mean there in Waller's uptick in target's share and my means, he gets an ends on this year or this week maybe something good happens for him I'm buying all the stock now I'm Kamara right now for this game, this should be Alvin Kamara. KAMERA's two touchdown, a hundred yards from scrimmage plus game. This is this is the one I wouldn't see why would be any otherwise and to be quite frank. I think that a lot of players on seem to have a really big game and this would be a really fun game to see trae Kwan Smith. I'm going to bring them up again. This'll be a fun game Trey Smith. Look to be a solid. Relieving game just for brevity and sake of saving saints, fans of fantasy fans alike, some worry as to what the saints offense can look like without Michael Thomas Soaking up a lot of the defensive pressure. All right. So Fancy implications all over the place you know Josh Jacobs. This could be a really good test to see just how much they believe in Josh Jacobs as a pass catcher because I don't know how much he's going to be able to do in the run game considering New Orleans is when had and still does on one of the better run defenses in all the football. I think the best game. Pound for pound this week has to be the night game on NBC, where New England is playing against Seattle that they're going to be playing in Seattle New England the we have a kind of banged up cam and she says it's the there's no hamstring issue but. Of Most people are saying that he does, Kinda. Have a little bit of a hamstring thing going on and we'll see how that affects him with all read option stuff and what we saw from last Sunday's performance maybe we started to see cam throw a little bit more, and then we can really see just what this doing his offense really has to offer for them sure that bill will have them ready for whatever and we saw sea hawks offense that basically let Russell Wilson do what people have been asking. Them to let Russell. Wilson do for basically the majority of the back half of the dense. You know twenty seventeen was to let Russ Cook and Cook did Russell Wilson? Do He only missed four passes? He had A. Great amount of yardage great touchdown passes de que look. Nice at times he did have some drops of course, Tyler Lockett looked really good. Chris Carson looked amazing. In the past game. We had some really good screens run in for touchdowns. They got tight ends involved the plethora tight ends at the seahawks own and their defense was literally flying around all over the place. Now, there are a lot of garbage time touchdown stuff in that Falcons game that I'm not GonNa hold against the defense when it mattered. Jamal Adams and of course. Everybody else in that defense just looked phenomenal. They just looked physical. They looked like they were flying around and making plays they look very formidable as team very formidable. So. That is a game as the May have a lot of implemented implications on things so KEEP IN MIND I think one of the better secondaries in the League is New England's granted they played against. The, dolphins but they did not allow that many receptions or receiving yards at all for either receiver on the dolphins and Tyler Lockett, and care very athletic fast guys but. It's going to be tough. Is GonNa be a tough about we'll see what happens. They may have to change up the strategy of leading Russ Cook for this game in particular and work through the old tried and true run the ball and try to make something happen later on in the game. But for US Russell Wilson owners like myself I hope they just let him throw the ball a little bit more that'd be nice. That would be fun I think we'd all like to enjoy that. So moving on towards another game I think the Baltimore Game at four, twenty, five eastern standard time on CBS is going to be a good one, Baltimore versus Houston. This game can go I think Houston is a team that kid look Jacqueline Hyde and they've been jekyll and Hyde ever since the Shawn Watson is come on that team and. Not Sage. It's the Sean played bad last Thursday. But he definitely did not look comfortable one hundred percent of the time and you just was trying to make plays. His offensive line wasn't there fully stout at all and when it was time to just throw throw throw things Kinda got out of hand for Houston Houston can't be a team that gets to behind too quickly or else it is going to be nightmarish for the offensive line. And it's going to be a bad day for Shawn Watson even though he can make miracles happen at will while Samour's in perfect position to take on a team that showcase bad tackling display. So this is a team. So if this is the time where you want to be like, okay JK Dobbins, he didn't have that many targets but hey, he got two touchdowns in is the time to test out the JK Dobbins is going to be. The album? Kamara. To Marketing Rooms Mark Ingram. So we'll see what happens here Lamar he this seem doesn't tackle well, Lamar could have himself a anywhere closer to forty to fifty yards rushing easily against this team if he wants it, and of course, Mark Andrews is a guy who I would think would eat very well against the Houston team that allowed drivers Kelsey to get like five catches in the first half with ease marched up and down the field with ease Look to see how David Johnson looks in his second bout. David Johnson had a nice surprise of a Comeback Week one performance that a lot of people were speculating was possible and he delivered for the most part. So that was encouraging for many people to go ahead and see so I wouldn't. Put it past him to do it once again. That's really really against the I think that Brandin cooks is still a bit. So that would not be. Great for folks owners. And I would be looking at anybody who has. Willie snead Willie snead was all over the place last week and it was almost to a shocking amount of how much willie snead was dependent on and I said Willie snead. That was not who I meant to say I meant to say will fuller will fuller will around the field for the Texans last week and I would like to see him continue that stretch because that would be. Pretty awesome to be completely honest. I. Would like to see a will fuller healthy and showcasing that he is here to stay in this league and thus it would not make me feel nearly as bad for short.
Justin Fields, No. 1 Ohio State Come Back, Beat Wisconsin for 2019 Big Ten Title
"Now Ohio state Wisconsin big ten championship game Wisconsin up twenty one separate the happen in the second half it was all a higher state Justin feel possible blitz being shown by the badgers feel to the ball back to throw looking left looking middle of the field fires middle feeling it's caught at the five and dancing into the end zone goes all higher stakes were stable que que all on a sixteen yard as he weaved his way through the badger defense and Ohio state has their first lead of the night twenty three twenty one Justin feels threw three touchdown passes in the second half JK Dobbins ran for a hundred seventy two yards and a score number to a higher speed feel this first playoff triggered three years by shelling out number ten Wisconsin in the second half in a thirty four twenty one victory Saturday night in the big ten championship game the Buckeyes going their third straight league title and enter the post season with a nineteen game winning streak Ohio state's Cajun hill court seven passes for eighty three yards and two scores becoming the first because the Buckeyes career leader in receptions he pays David Boston out that for name one hundred ninety one K. J. hill now hundred if I've also should be noted in this game how about the one handed grab by tight end Jerramy rocker all believe will Graham in the reason I bring up record I'm a Homer Jeremy Rucker grow up about six blocks from where I grew up that's how close right across the creek there Lynn and her small town of west Babylon right there could throw a rock the jet to Jerry records house plays basketball the summer the same Jim I am on the elliptical on constantly should see this dude danke when he was a high school swim Duncan so see make a wanted to catch the big ten championship game not shocking I mean a least he was fifteen years old Duncan over people's heads at an LA fitness that I go to on Long Island so really cool Long Island moments all the more reason for me seen Jeremy Rucker do what he did in a big ten championship game and good for Ohio state they win thirty four twenty one to come back but again that is your campus crush and as I point out throughout the show you down twenty one seven like that knowing what just happened where Ellis you dismantle the number fourteen the committee's eyes Ohio state had to come out with more fire more passion now has the need to win this game fifty two to fourteen and never sweat and they were swept in the first half they did not and because of that it was you should and I believe will be the number one team in the college football playoff rankings come out we are closing in on eight hours until we see those rankings approximately and I believe Ellis you will be the number one team in the
No. 2 Ohio State rallies for 3rd straight Big Ten title
"The Buckeyes scored twenty seven unanswered points of the second half four thirty four twenty one win over Wisconsin in the big ten championship game twice in the second half Ohio state quarterback Justin feels KJV hill with touchdown passes has been a model is years fight we had to fly extra this time because we were down twenty one seven I have time on but I guess we are filling we came together as a group offense and defense said this in the we're going to win this game Jeremy Rucker made a one handed catch for score feels pass for two hundred ninety nine yards and JK Dobbins rushed four hundred seventy two Jonathan Taylor rushed for one hundred forty eight Wisconsin yards Tom McCabe Indianapolis
No. 2 Ohio State beats No. 10 Michigan 56-27 for record run
"JK Dobbins runs for a career high two hundred eleven yards and four touchdowns at C. F. P. number one Ohio state's the world's number thirteen Michigan fifty six twenty seven Dobbin set the tone for the Buckeyes scoring three first half touchdowns quarterback Justin field did the rest throwing for three hundred two yards and four touchdowns as the Buckeyes won a school record eight straight game in the series which dates back to eighteen ninety seven we take a more Sears and they do I think we prepare for it all year like because Nick said where were prepared for the next year right now so it's just it's just I think it just means more at Ohio state telling for a third straight big ten title at next weekend's championship game in Indianapolis she Patterson threw for three hundred five yards and a touchdown as well as a pick is Michigan dropped to nine in three demi captain over Michigan
No. 2 Ohio State tested but tops No. 9 Penn State 28-17
"The number two ranked Ohio State Buckeyes be the number eight ranked Penn state Nittany lions twenty to seventy and clinched the big ten years for the third consecutive year JK Dobbins posted a hundred fifty yards in a season high thirty six carries along with two touchdowns Ohio state leads twenty one nothing halfway through the third quarter when Penn state secured back to back Ohio state turnovers going seventeen unanswered points despite that Ohio state pull out the win in the pouring rain chase young returning from a two game suspension recorded three sacks and pushed his season total to sixteen and a half a new Ohio state single season record Maxwell Cohn Columbus Ohio
With Urban Meyer's return near, Ryan Day has a chance to prove he can lead Ohio State
"Is urban Meyer coaching this game. He's not. I mean, you know, I don't know if he's shadow coaching or something like that, but he won't be on the sidelines. We'll not be on the sidelines Ryan day is the gentleman who is coaching Hieaux state even though or been was allowed to coach during the week. Right? Day's gonna be there on the sidelines. It's fair to ask whether that has any effect here because Gary Patterson on the other side lines of very good coach. I don't think this has much of an effect. I know Ryan day is an urban, but he's probably going to be a head coach soon. He's pretty good in his own. Right. So for my money, is it fair to just throw that aside cast that aside as being any kind of competitive disadvantage for state. Yes, it is a competitive disadvantage snot have their longtime and current head coach on the sidelines because if it's close, if something major happens in a major call needs to be made a reminders more familiar with the protocols in the talents and the in game situations that he's been in before, which Ryan day cannot draw on the same. But but but is it enough of a quote unquote disadvantage that we should really be talking about? I don't. I don't think it is here. I mean, it hasn't manifested itself against Oregon state and Rutgers, but that's to be expected. I think it's competitive disadvantage. It's going to alter the game significantly. But if you're looking at advantages disadvantages right now, Gary Patterson has an advantage over Ryan day. Sure. Okay. So we sort of disagree on that was sort of. I don't worry as much about it doesn't sound like your either, but we both agree to some extent. It's a little bit of a disadvantage fine