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"john metchie" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports
"A sad story I need to take a deep breath for this one. Texans rookie receiver John meche has leukemia. Here is a statement that John met you put out, he says this, recently I was diagnosed with APL. Acute pro my lucid leukemia. I think it got that right pro mile acidic. APL, which is the most curable form of leukemia. I am currently receiving great medical care and made good spirits and I expect to make a recovery at a later point in time. As a result of this diagnosis, I will likely not be playing football this year. My main focus will be on my health and recovery. advance for your support and well wishes. I can not wait to come back stronger than ever. God, bless. I wasn't sad. From what I know from what I understand, I guess, is that leukemia is a form of cancer. It's blood cancer basically. And football aside for a second, I hope John metchie comes out okay. That's, it sounds like he's got confidence. They say it's the most curable form, which is pretty cool. But I wouldn't want to have leukemia. Like I just, I feel really bad for the guy. That's a horrible thing to have to deal with at that young of an age and at any age, brilliant. How do you say that? It's awful. So I hope that John met comes out okay. In case you don't know, I think a football and how does it affect the Houston Texans? Remember, John metchie was a second round pick by the Houston Texans. He was a star receiver at Alabama. And I'm kind of sad here because I was excited to watch the guy play in Houston. I thought he was a good draft pick, him and Davis mills would have been fun to watch. And just unfortunate, you know, I really hope that I hope he lives, hope he makes it through okay. It sounds like they're overwhelmingly positive, which is good. You're the most curable sounds like a good thing. I don't know anything about it, really. But there's potential here for a really cool story. Can you imagine if he comes back from leukemia and becomes like a really great NFL receiver? I mean, that would be a wild story that would be really impressive. So I don't know, John metchie, I'm thinking about the guy. I hope he does well. He'll be, he's doing okay. I think everyone out there is just rooting for him to succeed and health is more important than football for sure. But it would also be pretty cool if somehow he recovered from leukemia and then came back
"john metchie" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"To severe debt forcing the 35 year old to leave for Paris Saint-Germain. Messi has one of your mania on his PSG contract with an option for another season. The Sunday Times reports that Athletico Madrid is looking to move Antoine Griezmann to make room for Christiana Ronaldo, who is reportedly interested in a move to Atlético despite playing 9 years at rival Real Madrid. Meanwhile, the mirror says that Manchester United would be willing to let Ronaldo leave on loan for a season if the 37 year old degrees to extend his contract at Old Trafford by one more year. The national baseball Hall of Fame inducted the latest class of 7 led by former Boston Red Sox great David Ortiz, who is the first designated hitter selected on the first ballot. Others inducted today include Tony oliva, Minnie minoso, Jim kott, Gil Hodges, but Fowler and buck O'Neill. Houston, Texans second round draft pick wide receiver John metchie has announced that he has been diagnosed with LPS the most curable form of leukemia and will likely sit out this season. Last year, the former Alabama star caught 96 passes for 1142 yards and a touchdown before being drafted 44th overall despite tearing an ACL in the national championship game back in December. I'm the enforcement that your Bloomberg world sports update. Markets, headlines, and breaking news 24 hours a day. At Bloomberg dot com, the Bloomberg business out and at Bloomberg quick take. This is a Bloomberg business lash. Asian equity futures are mixed this morning, recession risks appear to be rising, but inflation could be easing, and in the United States, jobs are plentiful and consumers are continuing to spend. If a recession is already here, as our guest Michael Spencer from Deutsche Bank suggests or is coming as others suggest, perhaps people are better equipped to handle it, maybe one reason why we're only mixed and not really trading all that much lower. Managers meantime betting on China stocks are taking the sell off that we've seen in July in stride and keeping the faith that
"john metchie" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The Belgium international left intro for Chelsea last summer for a 105 million pounds, but never fitting with manager to Mas tu hole before being shipped back to Milan on loan for €7 million. In an interview with the SPN Barcelona president Joe on the port that says that he believes Lionel Messi deserves a quote more beautiful ending with the club and he does not think Messi's affiliation with Barcelona. Messi left cam no after 21 years when the club could no longer afford to keep the 7 time blond or a winner due to severe debt, forcing the 35 year old to leave for Paris Saint-Germain. Messi has one year remaining on his PSG contract with an option for another season. Houston Texans second round draft pick wide receiver John metchie has announced that he has been diagnosed with LPS the most curable form of leukemia and will likely sit out this season. Last year the former Alabama star caught 96 passes for a 1142 yards and a touchdowns before being drafted 44th overall despite tearing an ACL in the national championship game back in December. Finally, the national baseball Hall of Fame inducting the latest fastest 7 led by former Red Sox great David Ortiz, who is the first designated hitter selected on the first ballot Ortiz at 541 home runs in 20 seasons. Others inducted include Tony oliva, Minnie minoso, Jim kott, Gil Hodges, but Fowler and buck O'Neil. I'm Dan schwarzman that your Bloomberg world sports op day. Markets, headlines, and breaking news 24 hours a day. At Bloomberg dot com, the Bloomberg business app and that Bloomberg quick take. This is a Bloomberg business flash. Asian equity futures are in the red this morning. We've had mixed earnings of late and relatively weak economic data. So recession fears are rising. Tom won for the fed is crushing inflation. It can't afford to be too cute or nuanced, so the play appears to be that the fed will likely overshoot. And so these numbers are definitely moving to the downside next thing index futures down almost 1% right now, nikkei futures are at 27,700, so just a couple of hundred points lower at the open. China futures are down about four tenths of a percent. Australian futures in Sydney off about two tenths of a percent and S&P E minis are down about a tenth of a percent. If you're in the camp that maybe China coming out of lockdown will save the day, a report in China will likely show that profit growth stalled at industrial companies in the first half of the year, COVID lockdowns are the reason. On a monthly basis, June's figures could show the benefit of Shanghai's reopening, but it won't be enough analysts say to lift earnings into positive territory. Yield on the ten year treasury at 2.75%, WTI is scrambling to try to stay positive. It's up about a half of a percent 95 14 a barrel. And that's a Bloomberg business flash. Headline news with Denise Pellegrini in
"john metchie" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Don't understand. If Texas a and M scores a touchdown, on the Texas longhorns, I would hope to God they're allowed to throw horns down. If I am a player for any team in America and I go into Ben hill Griffin stadium and I score a touchdown and why can I not do the gator chomp to my fans? Why can't I do that? This is fun. It's a game. Why are we sucking the fun out of the game? So big 12 officiating had to answer those questions again, like, hey, we're really sorry, no disrespect to everybody in Oklahoma. He's going to send us a bunch of emails. But we're really, you know, you can't do hand gestures. You can't use another school's celebratory hand gesture. In a different way as a taunt. Like, what are we doing? Why is this a penalty? Why is this a thing in our game? You don't think, okay, you don't think for one second. That a football player. Playing in Oxford, Mississippi, who has just scored a touchdown for the other team. You're telling me not one time as one of those guys ever walked up to an old miss player and been like, Hadi Tata y'all. Is that a penalty? Or is that just sports? I don't understand. If I'm a gator, Florida gator player. And I score a touchdown in Baton Rouge or in Knoxville. And I score touchdown and I do the gator chomp. Why is that taunting? Why is that not taunting? If I'm not like, you see what I'm saying? I don't understand. This is, God, I know I'm getting older and I've got two kids now and I've just turned 40 last week, so I'm feeling my age, but like give me a break with this. Are just old people in charge of everything now? I'm not saying that young people should be in charge of everything either because y'all are a bunch of idiots too, but give me a break. Hand gestures now, we can't do hand gestures, they're exporting events. Come on. And I know this has been a thing in the big 12 for like the last couple of years. Oh, you're getting penalties for throwing horns down. Give me a break. If I'm an auburn football player and I score a touchdown in Tuscaloosa, you better believe I'm probably saying like, yeah, roll tide dog to the cornerback who's covering me. If I score touchdown on a player, you bet you better believe I'm saying something to somebody when I walk back to the huddle. Roll tide. In the same goes the other way, like if I'm an Alabama player and I scored I'm Jameson Williams and I scored touchdown to John metchie to win the game in double overtime. You don't think I'm saying war eagle baby? Like you don't think I'm taunting the other team? And again, I'm not talking about overt gestures that like look criminal here. I'm talking about just, you know, natural trash talk, just stuff that is part of sports. I don't know, man. I can't believe the horns down thing is still a conversation. What are we doing? If we suck the fun out of everything in life, what is going to be left? What's going to be left? Everybody's so offended by everything. We're all about you're all snowflakes. Every one of you. You're all snowflakes. Every one of you, snowflake. Convince me why we shouldn't be allowed to do the gator chomp in Gainesville if my team scores a touchdown. Tell me why that's wrong. Tell me why that should be a penalty. Oh my God. Like, if I'm a player and I score touchdown in Tallahassee, you better believe I'm doing the tomahawk chop. Like, of course I am. I might even sing it all the way back to the sideline. It's just so silly. We're taking ourselves so seriously all the time. It's ruining the game. 855-242-7285. You know what's ruining the game? It's not the portal. It's not name image and likeness. It's not realignment. It's the fun suckers. It's the folks sucking the fun out of everything in life. That's who it is. I don't even know who I'm talking about. And now I do sound like an old man yelling at clouds. 8 5 5 two four two 7 two 8 5. Horns down, baby. Your calls and
"john metchie" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Point blank said and Saban has insinuated this that without without Jameis and William getting hurt in the championship game, Alabama would have won. I think so. I'm not dead boss. I absolutely think so. I really believe that. So that's how that might happen. I believe that and that's not excuse just a fact that I believe is the reason Alabama didn't win that game. Well, they won the game before with Jameis. And they were without. What's the other guy saying? I can't tell you that. What? John metchie. Yeah, exactly. Exactly. But I mean, I think Simon is spot on target trying to save the sport. That's all I can tell you what I believe. He knows what, let me offer this to you, okay? I think in his mind, he is trying to save the sport, but a lot of people think it's self serving. Well, I don't think it is. A lot of people are more on I've said that before on the show. A lot of people are just playing out. It's like you said, and you made another good state while ago when you talked about the politicians, they're all sticking lies. And they have now the integrity of the game is going to be a marred by all this. And that's why when I hear we're not here commissioners and administrators say we need Congress to balance out. I get very scared. I don't want Congress bailing us out on this issue. I can't help but laugh because that's like getting. You know, I have so many things I could say, but I'll send everybody for say it, but that's exactly right. It's pathetic. It's absolutely absurd, pathetic, and crazy. It's insane. That's what it is. Great call. Thank you, Jim. Thank you. I appreciate it. From Jim to JK, good afternoon. 8 minutes, 8, whole minutes of complete pigs, not. Not fault. That Nick Saban, and all this going on..
"john metchie" Discussed on NFL Inside Report
"To me, if you go back and look at how I've done that twice before, how Lamar Jackson played. He played better when they had all the tight ends on the field. So let's bring that back. I know you're a little upset with us because we got rid of Hollywood, but I think they actually made it where the game can be better and easier for Lamar Jackson by adding these tight ends to go with the guy there. So we've talked about this before about one of the things that they do and their track record is they double up at positions. So when you go back through and look through their history and you look at the tight end position, they did it with pitta and Dixon, I believe, right? The first hit it. And then they came in first. James Hearst. Hayden Hurst, yeah. James Hearst to tackle. By the North Carolina I saw a clowny plague in search of the game. But yeah, so that's their philosophy. What's a draft that stood out to you? Yeah, look, I think the Houston Texans, you know, we talked about it at the top with stinging green as their first round picks, but I really loved what they did on day two. They went with Jalen Petrie, got some speed there at safety to replace Justin Reed, who ended up leaving. And then you get John metchie kind of add into as maybe a little bit more of your middle of the field receiver. You got Nico Collins last year, a little bit of the physical big, bigger body guy, and then you already got the speedster extending Brandon cook. So I think it's a contract extension for the first time in his career. So I thought that was nice. Then Christian Harris upgrades that the athleticism at linebacker because remember, Zach Cunningham, they just straight up cut in the middle of the season last year. And so he kind of fills that void. I even really liked it. Damien pierce pulling a China chop kind of running back there. He needed a little bit more in the run game production. He had 13 touchdowns, had more rushing yards against that stout Georgia defense than any running back did. In this entire draft. So I think that really helps him in the fourth round. Thomas Booker is a guy that we kind of liked as a solid smart player to be up there on the defensive line. You know, maybe on the interior there for lovey Smith there in the 5th round. So I thought they did real good. If I could just give you a quick honorable mention for Tina didn't have a first round pick that I thought did really well. Three of my favorite players go to the Indianapolis Colts with Alec pierce, jelani Woods at tight end and Bernard ryman at tackle. Yeah, and if you look at all the athletic scores in terms of taking way up there. Big time. That's something Chris Bauer's into. You think about the traits they got very athletic.
"john metchie" Discussed on Patriots Beat
"This draft at areas of need for the Patriots and actually check a lot of patriots boxes. Like Jahan Dodson outline receiver, a BK on the edge, rasheed walker at tackle Brandon Smith at linebacker. Juwan brisker, thank you at safety. Those guys all played like patriots. They all have patriot states. They all look like patriots. And if they had Alabama on their Jersey instead of Penn State, we would all be talking about John Dodson like we're talking about John metchie. Like it's really that simple. And I think that a lot of those guys, you know, even like a guy like Jessie Luke later on in the draft is somebody that I think plays a lot like a patriot. So I'm very interested to see how they approach Penn State. Brandon Smith at linebacker, extremely athletic, 6 foot three, 250 pounds. Like in terms of checking their size thresholds and bringing some athleticism to the second level. He checks every single box for them. But he's a Penn State guy. So we'll see what happens. And then I'll give you one more set of numbers here because we're running along we'll wrap this up, but the schools they draft the most from. So since 2000, it's actually not Alabama. Alabama is tied for a second. Since 2000, they've drafted 9 players from Florida. Most of those are pre 2012. Right. So that's a little skewed than Alabama and Michigan 8 Georgia Arkansas 7. If we want to just do the last decade, Alabama 7 Arkansas, Michigan 5, Rutgers four, and then there's a bunch of schools with three. So to me, like a lot of the draft is looking at trends. We talked a lot about this on the show. They like to make more than 8 ticks. They've only taken three linemen in the top 100 in the last ten years. This is and look, the trends are true until they break them, right? Right. I was sitting here pat on the table that we're monitoring Stevenson was going to red shirt because that's what history told us entirely. And then it didn't happen. But a lot of the draft is simply looking at trends. And that's kind of why I wanted to talk about this. I know I kind of shoved it into the end of the small draft show,.
"john metchie" Discussed on Greg Bedard Patriots Podcast with Nick Cattles
"One of the knocks on the mock draft that I had that I would actually agree with is I didn't have a wide receiver, right? And that's just how the board played out when I was making those picks. They won't let that happen to them. That's where the leverage depicts to go up and if they see somebody like they'll go get them or move back to get capital and then use that capital. One of the things I liked about neti is talking to roger mccreary at the senior bull who's the cornerback from auburn, who I also like. And I asked him, who's the best player that you face this year? And he said, John metchie, you know, he was he was a competitor. He's a dog out there. You know, we just went at each other's throat. And he said, I said a lot of respect. And of course, that's playing at a high level of competition. And he played against Jameis Williams, right? He was on the other side of the field. So I like, he's a good solid player. He could be challenged with some physical corners given his size, but he's very competitive, great work ethic. I think he's a good pick the other. The other kind of slot guys that I like. I start to get into Wendell Robinson from Kentucky. He's got a little bit of Percy harvin to him, I think. And they'd have to use them as a weapon, not the biggest cat, but he broke over 20 tackles last year. Over a hundred catches, he's a really good player. Kyle Phillips is kind of another obvious pick. I was hoping he was flying under the radar a little bit more than I think he probably will end up getting picked. He was really dominating. And he's got the, he dominated the shrine bowl. I don't even think he played in the game, but the word out of the practice is he was just dominating..
"john metchie" Discussed on Patriots Beat
"Bet online, where the game starts. But our guest is on the line here. We're going to pull them up right now and that is Brandon Thorne from everywhere. Bleacher report established the run. Joe Moore award panelists as well. Brandon, thank you so much for joining us and we're really excited to get into this with you. Absolutely guys. Thank you for having me. No problem. So we were just talking about top 30 visits. There we go. For the Patriots, some other positions. John metchie, James cook from Georgia. We're just mentioning. But the position that they've really hammered in these private visits workouts combine conversations as well is offensive line. Trevor penning, kenyon green, Zion Johnson, guys rumored to have reportedly visited with the Patriots. I want to start there in the first round, everything that we have heard also my giardia NFL network saying that the Patriots are all in on this offensive line class. They have a whole guard. They have a long-term hold tackle. Let's start with the tackles, though. And look at Trevor penning and Bernard Raymond, specifically who I think are probably the two most likely guys that will be there for the Patriots in the first round. But between those two, do you have a preference of which one you lean specifically for the Patriots but just in general as well? Yeah, I mean, it's a good question..
"john metchie" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
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It's always great to see you, Nick. Thank you so much for making time. We only have a four hour show, so it may have to squeeze all the things that have happened recently in Tuscaloosa into a capsule here, but go through some of the bigger events, including the release of well-known and star player. Yeah, well, first off, great to be with you and I know there's a car for Minnesota, so minnesotans are trying to take over the show compromise of as well. You've got a long way to go. Yeah, it's a little ways away from home, but good to hear another minnesotan. But yeah, there's been a lot of things happening this week in Alabama starting with the Jai hall. He's a guy who has had a kind of up and down tenure with Alabama star really strong last spring actually. He had four catches in the spring game, really stood out, had a lot of fans excited for his potential and then just had some bumps along the road during the season and yesterday Nick haven said that he suspended and from the way it sounded, probably not going to come back to the team, but that's not officially been made true, but he's not on the online or roster anymore as of earlier this week. What happened? I mean, I think it's accumulation of things because even Nick Saban was asked about can he work his way back and in his statement he talks about he violated team rules, whether it's academic, whether it's other things like Nick Saban, it sounded like there's a list, the way he talked about it. So I don't think he was a one time incident. I think it's just an accumulation. Nick Saban talked about respect, respect is not where it needed to be. And even during the year talking about where the preparation is not what needed to be. I'm sure you remember back earlier that coaches conference in the off season when Saban talks about the need for guys to be ready for opportunities and how they were backups who were not rave for opportunities. Now, he didn't name those receivers were, but I think it's pretty easy for the dots to draw the dots together as you will it is in terms of a giant haul being probably one of those guys because in that game pro football focus said that he was targeted 7 times and he caught two passes and he saw about almost half his snaps last season in the championship game when he came in to help out and he couldn't take advantage of that opportunity. So I think it's just it's an accumulation and something where you hope for a guy like Ajay who is clearly talented that he can kind of get disciplined and figured things out because he's got the ability to be a good receiver. Look, this happens when you recruit talented players and the competition is extreme, but it seemed like we heard this last year if I remember with billingsley a player that just wouldn't seem to conform and I'm not trying to make too much out of a couple of instances because I'm sure there are always more than we ever hear about, but is there are these outliers or is this just the way college football is? I mean, I think you're going to see a lot of things where especially in this era of the transfer portal where you might hear more about dissatisfaction with the program or the way things are being handled or guys. I mean playing time if someone's not happy with their playing time or they think they're being wrong in a certain way, they might react a certain way. So I think it's maybe more indicative of the times that we're in right now just with all these changes and athletes maybe hey the moment things get tough, they're out of there, they're thinking about other things. And so especially with social media and the different brands that people build and I mean no one wants to be sitting no one wants to be a backup and some guys handle that differently. Nick, in terms of camp, this is a talented team. It's always talented. You've got two of the best players, if not the two best players in the country. What else are you sensing from camp with another week and change to go before this scrimmage? Yeah, I mean, Nick Saban's always going to talk about the things he still wants to see from a team. But also, I mean, he's complimented this team. You saw there's no complainers on this team after the first scrimmage. And that's some high praise for him to say that. And talking about just hey the team's not where it needs to be yet, but he's seen a lot of improvements. And so yeah, it's a team that, like you said, when you got cornerstones like Bryce young will Anderson, you're going to be in a pretty good spot. But right now it's about figuring out who the guys are going to be around them. It's developing that young receiver group that has replaced the loss of Jameson Williams replaced the loss of John metchie Slade Bolton. It's a developing that chemistry with Bryce young. And then also getting the offensive line, Evan Neal is a top draft prospect right now. It's a big piece to lose. I mean, Alabama is used to losing talent going to the draft. And so this is nothing new, but it's just another off season saying, okay, who's going to be the guys that are moving in? And with the transfer portal, Alabama maybe doesn't have the bulk that an old miss might have in terms of additions, but it does have some quality additions where a guy like jameer gives a running back from Georgia Tech. A lot of buzz around him right now, and he also have a guy like Eli Rex a corner from LSU. And so filling in the gaps, there's a couple guys who Alvin has brought in and we're going to help continue to build this team. To mention, we had Jimbo Fisher on and certainly kiffin got into pay to tell you with him, Sabin had a couple of comments, but you could tell there was something going on when Fisher responded, but it wasn't as direct as the lane kiffin clown show conversation. Has Nick Saban had much to say about NIL and the portal and what we talk about here every day..
"john metchie" Discussed on Patriots Beat
"I mean, those are the two options that you have. My guess is though, is that Bill Belichick probably thinks that wide receivers don't matter to a degree. And things that all of it's overrated. But I do think that in today's game you need to keep up a little bit. Sure. Yeah, and again, it's some of it's the way the board falls too, right? You know, just because you take a wide receiver in the first round, doesn't mean he's going to be that guy. Right. And I don't know what the momentum they built last year. I don't know that this team can afford another Nikhil Harry situation, where they can afford to miss. So let's say they like a lobby, they like Williams, those guys are gone. Should they force John Dodson if they don't believe in them? Just to get that guy. That's again, right? That's the benefit of the Devante Parker trade to me. Is that if you're not a 100% convinced that the guy that you have are thinking about taking is going to pan out for you and I know you're never a 100% convinced, but you know what I mean? If you're not really confident about it, now they don't have to reach on a wide receiver because they have enough NFL talent on the Ross or to not have to reach. But if Jameson Williams is there and Chris alava is there, if you get into the second round and you're on the clock at 54 and sky more is there or you feel great about John metchie and his health and his evaluation. Now you can find the right marriage between the board and what you're looking for and line those things up, but you got to take some stabs. You can't just sit back and not do not do it at all. It doesn't have to be in the first round, but you've got to start to take some bites at the apple here. So again, and I agree with you. But there's a fine line between that and it's just forced like picking players for the sake of picking them without going off the evaluation. That's why you get and I think day two early on day three is the spot to go. And for all of their issues with receivers, big picture, they've been okay with slot guys. Granted a lot of them were undrafted, but they Edelman's, I guess his own thing. If you want.
"john metchie" Discussed on Patriots Beat
"Type of guy. Yep, yeah. Again, it was between him and chenal yeah, they probably gosh and all, this was the one and again, I'd say this every mock draft that I do. We're trying to project with the Patriots are going to do. It's not necessarily what we're going to do. This is maybe the one where we did what we would do, but yeah, yes. John metchie, Romeo Dobbs, what I love most about this wide receiver double dip is you have two very different skill sets, right? This reminds me and again, hopefully it works out way, way better. This time around. But in 2013, when they took Dobson and Josh Boyce, that was sort of the idea, right? You took one smaller, faster or shifted your better, more complete router route runner and Boyce, and then you took the big outside guy in Dobson. I think that this has similar feelings to it, but hopefully with better results. And John metchie with Mac Jones, I mean, how can you go wrong with that, right? I mean, if that one flops and it's just bad luck, honestly, because he fits the system like a glove, great route runner, good with the football in his hands and he's obviously got the connection with the quarterback. Yeah, that one, I mean, again, to get a player. That's their value pick. You're getting a guy who's a first round pick. Later than you should because of an injury. He has experience already with Mac Jones. And it sounds like he may be ready sooner rather than later. So yeah, I think that's a good pick. That's a solid pick. And then we went with Romeo Dobbs to get some size and get a guy who can come in and play right away. He's basically going to take the kill Harry spot on the roster. Yeah, he blocks hard, plays the outside, can go up and get the football, gives you size, he's a pretty explosive guy. He's honestly in a lot of ways, he's exactly like Nikhil Harry, but they got him here in the third round instead of drafting him at 32, which is obviously much better value. So I like that pick as well. Yeah, yeah. And then what we traded down again or was it no, that was a trade up, right? We moved up to get because the corner for.
"john metchie" Discussed on New England Patriots Press Pass
"What the NFL scouting combine in full swing on Wednesday, a lot of news and notes and regards to the Patriots and we start with meetings. Yes, combine meetings, probably the biggest part for teams now in Indianapolis other than the medical evaluations that their team physicians do in India every single year is meetings, getting face to face with their personnel execs and the top draft picks in the NFL Draft in 2022 and the Pats are doing their homework on this wide receiver class. We've already reported on the fact that the Patriots met with three of the top wide receivers so far in indie and Ohio State's Chris olave, Alabama's Jameson Williams and Arkansas wide receiver treylon Burks on top of those three. We can also add to the list more top prospects out of the wide receivers meeting with New England and Alabama's John metchie who played with Mac Jones at Alabama and had a great rapport with Mac during that national championship season in 2020 and Kentucky do it all gadget wide receiver Juan Dale Robinson also confirmed a meeting with the New England Patriots brass in Indianapolis. So you have pretty much every top wide receiver prospect in the draft telling reporters in indie that they have met with New England at some point in the process. This goes on the heels of a lot of rumors connecting the Patriots to trade targets as well, such as Calvin Ridley, the Atlanta Falcons, and at this point, although this could just be smokescreen for the Patriots and we should mention that these meetings come with a grain of salt. This is a fact finding mission in Indianapolis. The Patriots are doing their due diligence by talking to all these wide receiver prospects and just because they had a meeting with them at the combine. Doesn't necessarily indicate that they are interested in drafting that player in April. But still, the Pats are kicking the tires on every available wide receiver. And at this point, it would be shocking if a legitimate wide receiver impact type of player at that position was not brought in by Bill Belichick this off season. We also heard from former patriots offensive coordinator and current raiders head coach Josh McDaniels, he was asked a lot of patriots questions at the podium today in the convention center in Indianapolis..
"john metchie" Discussed on Patriots Beat
"He is a hard hitting player, but for the most part he's a finesse guy. He is not somebody that is going to take out the trash as Dante Hightower used to say and do the dirty work and take on blocks. He is an athlete that wants to be free to roam and free to make contact and be a heat seeking missile. And I think a lot of times when you look at that, you say, oh, well, that's exactly what they need. It is if they have a true mic that can be the guy that's going to be the sledgehammer. If they can have Devin Lloyd B, the weak side back or who is the chaser, then they can have a guy like that, but they still need that mic player. So when I look at it, I say, okay, I think quay walker, I think Christian Harris, for example, from Alabama. I think Chad Momo from Wyoming, those guys to me are not that much worse than Devin Lloyd, is the prospect compared to, let's say, Chris a lave to a sky more George pickens, those types of players. That to me is a more substantial drop off, which is why you think from a lava from a lava down to pickens is a substantial drop. I think from a lava to the guys that they could get with their second round pick at wide receiver. We're talking about a significant drop. The other thing that I would point out is the two Alabama guys are both coming off ACLs and not only am I concerned about the fact that they could re injure themselves at the NFL level because once you blow a knee out, it's very, very easy to re injure your ACL. Even the other one could go, right? Because you're overcompensating on the other leg. So re injury is a major concern. The other thing that I would say is a major concern is you're talking about a guy like Jameson Williams or John meche, maybe getting on the field again at full speed in August, September, maybe October of next year. So as much as I love the familiarity for a guy like John metchie with Mac Jones, I would be concerned about the fact that that player is basically lost for his rookie season because we know how the Patriots operate. We saw it with Nikhil Harry. We're talking about projecting that guy. And at the top of the draft this year for the Patriots, I don't think that they have the I don't think they have the flexibility.
"john metchie" Discussed on Patriots Beat
"Here's one. Let's see if we can do this rapid fire. Like keep the prospects coming and we'll keep the answers coming. All right, let's start with a guy that we both really like probably a second or third round prospect depending on the ACL rehab. John metchie do I like John mechie more than Alex barth noted Alabama fan? Likes John mechie. I had him as my second best wide receiver in the draft. It got a lot of negative attention on my Twitter feed. People telling me I'm absolutely crazy for having him that high. But Alex, he can quickly give your match he take and I'll tell people why I like him so much. Yeah, I had met before all the injuries I met you as my third wide receiver in the draft. I had Williams the lave and then him, my thing is, as it relates to the Patriots, I think you need to get help immediately. I think you need somebody who can come into camp and work with Mac Jones in camp build that chemistry match you might be able to play this year, but it might not be to like October. And we saw what happened when Nikhil Harry essentially lost his rookie training camp and rookie preseason. And look, I think John Betty's way more talented than Nikhil Harry, but it just dare history of developing wide receivers. It concerns me taking a guy who's gonna miss the whole preseason process's first year. So I think if you go out and sign a Chris Godwin, you trade for Calvin Ridley, then yeah, I'm definitely sold on John metchie in the second round. If he's if you're only gonna make one wide receiver edition, it's gonna be in the draft. I want somebody who's going to be around. I want somebody who's going to be there from day one, you know, larvae, David bell, George pickens, whoever it is. So that's where I'm at on matching. Love him as a player. If he was healthy, I'd be pounding the table for him for the Patriots. I just think patriots specific thing.
"john metchie" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"The pride passion and pageantry of college football lives here. This is the Paul Fein bomb show our four podcast. And welcome back. We have reached the final hour on this Tuesday night. We've had a lot of conversation about Saturday and at some point we will turn the page, but we thought we would get a real expert to break down what happened right and wrong. And Jordan Rodgers, joining Jordan, we've had this Georgia conversation with you. Every week. And I'll just sit back and put my feet up and let you tell us what you saw Saturday afternoon in Georgia. Well, Paul, I don't want to completely just get the receipts out, but I feel like for a few weeks now, I was prepping Georgia fans on stetson Bennett. Now, there's a lot that went on in this football game to have Alabama score the way they did on this defense. But the one reservation I had about the quarterback position for Georgia was that it was untested. There wasn't much adversity that it faced. And if it needed to, could it be a passionate attack? Could it be a dropback attack? And really, I just continued the last couple of weeks to look back over the games that they were tested with stetson Ben as the quarterback in the common thread was turnovers. You look back last year, Florida and Alabama, multiple turnovers in both those games. Florida this year, multiple turnovers. And again, at Alabama, almost started the game with a pick 6. Jordan battle probably should have grabbed that first pass and taken it to the house. But two more interceptions. Now, I think stats have played a lot better than those two interceptions maybe show. Made some really big time throws. Down the middle, especially hit Bowers a couple times. Made a couple of plays with his legs. But again, you're only going to be as good as you, your quarterback plays in big moments and his propensity to turn the football over has really been the Achilles heel for Georgia. Again, could they have played better on defense? Yes. Did they need the guard jamison? Absolutely. Had to run with him. But that was something that we knew might be an issue. So looking forward, I thought there was a moment in the third quarter that Kirby might go to JT. Just because the situation they were in, right? This is a quarterback in stats in an offense that loves to play action pass and when they can run the football, they're passing a passing game can be vertical. It can play off of the play action, but when you're behind, that's not the case. You need to go more spread Todd monkey and is more of a spread guy JT fits that mode a little bit more. Now, I don't know if a full change needs to be made, but if you look forward and you have time to prepare for the playoffs, you go, we might be in another opportunity like this. I think JT is still the best option for that type of game. Obviously they didn't need that this year, which is why stetson was where he was and the situation they got into. So I don't think it was all bad, but it was the recipe that I thought might happen. The vertical passing game for Alabama was too much and when Georgia is not able to dictate the football game, that's the result I expected and that's the result we got. Jordan at that point in the game, it was desperation time. Why do you think Kirby smart stayed the course? It's tough. If you don't write after half. And I don't think you need to make the change right after half. Give stats and one more drive to problem is that's and continue to make one or two big throws. One or two plays that you're like, okay, he's not, it wasn't like an Alabama last year or a Florida last year, or even a Kentucky last year where it was all bad sets in, right? It wasn't. There was the bad decision, the turnovers, but there were still some good throws, so I think of your Kirby. It was a really tough spot because to bring a quarterback cold off the bench that hasn't played a lot of football in that environment is tough. So while your quarterback stetson's still making a few plays, I think he made the right decision and leaving him out there rolling with it and hoping that they could get something going, because at that point, it's a little too late to decide, okay, let's go to the guy that hasn't played in the big moments. It hasn't played a lot of significant football in a long time. Now with the time off to prepare for the playoffs, could be a different story, whether either guy starts, right? At that point, JT could be more prep for that opportunity if needed. But stetson just did a little bit each time you thought are they going to make a change? Are they going to make a change? So I think it made it tough on Kirby. Flipping it around defensively. What did you see? How can that be corrected against a different type of team? Yeah, it's going to be a different attack. Michigan is much more of a physical, they want to run the football is not as dynamic, maybe as Bryce is going to be. So it'll play a little bit more until what they want to do, but against Alabama, it was the D threat. They couldn't run with jamison. And also, there's about three breaks or excuse me, busts and coverage, which is completely out of character for a Kirby smart defense. That was the big catch and run by jamison. And then Jameson just being Jameson. Now, I will say, I think Alabama is going to be different because they struggled in the third quarter when John met you wasn't out there. Jamison is a run and catch guy. Matching is a catch and run guy. And I think they really miss that element in their offense. So something to look forward to for Alabama or maybe be a little worried about is not having that element. It's more of a slave Bolden slot kind of guy, but he's not the dynamic athlete to match he is. So I just think it was a buzzsaw for Georgia. These games, we say it and I don't think it sinks in, really. These are about matchups. And it was a bad matchup for Georgia because they have elite speed one of the best wide receivers in the entire country that can take the top off. And they got into a game that wasn't set up for how they want to play football. So it doesn't mean it's going to look the same against Michigan. I think this game against Michigan fits much more into where Georgia lives defensively, not as dynamic of a vertical threat as a Jameson Williams. So they match up much better against Michigan than they would against Alabama. But who knows? They might have to see him again. So they're going to have to fix something. Jordan, I think it is somewhat premature to look too far ahead. But in the event, I mean, we got 5 weeks to talk about this, not like we're wasting time. But if George and Alabama meet again, what do you think will be different other than possibly the quarterback? Well, it's going to be so different because there's not John metchie. When you have a Jameson Williams and a John metchie, you can't say, okay, let's double team this guy. Because you're leaving still one of the best receivers in the entire country, one on one. And they compliment each other's games so well, especially as I just mentioned Jameson being a deep guy, met you being a guy that works underneath. So without you, now you can go, okay, let's double Jameson. Let's make sure we always have safety rotation over the top of jamison and let's make Slade Bolton trace on Holden. Let's make anybody else beat us. Anybody else that needs to catch the football because I don't think they've proven to have a clear cut game changer outside of jamison or mechie came lot to maybe a guy that's a little bit more involved billings leaves, maybe a guy that works a little bit more, but no one's met you. So that will be an interesting thing to see how it develops. Because I do think Georgia started to slow them down at some point when the catch and run guy wasn't available in John mechie. So I think it's better. It'll be a better matchup for Georgia the second time around if as your fans and maybe SSE fans want to see they get another shot at it. Let's back up to New Year's Eve and talk about Cincinnati and in Alabama. I know you've seen a lot of Alabama and certainly we've all seen Cincinnati from a distance. How does that match up work? Well, think it's interesting. Look, Cincinnati and Desmond Ritter are a good offense and Alabama, they've gotten better at defense, but right now, I think they've improved most upfront and I still think there's some opportunities in the secondary as we saw with Georgia Kool-Aid McIntyre still flashes at times and really struggles to play the ball at times. So I think that's something that Cincinnati can take advantage of if I was the quarterback in Desmond Ritter, I'd walk up to the line of scrimmage and I'd go away from Josh Joe. I'd go at number one until he proved that he could make a play..
"john metchie" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"The wrong way. People are like that. People use, look, I didn't realize at the time when I was calling my shot that it was going to be bulletin board material for Clemson's. I thought it was going to motivate South Carolina to say, okay, yeah, we got some guys that believe in us. No. No, it didn't at all. It got really ugly, really fast. And hats off to Clinton. They play better. I mean, they really should thank me. So Clemson fans, you should really be thanking me. I take it your pick in Georgia tomorrow. On purpose. You know, maybe so. I think Georgia is the best team in college football. They've been the most they've been the best team. I forgot we actually had fans here. And I'd be straight up with you. I appreciate I said Georgia's gonna win the SEC. And I said that there was win or bus this year. They had to do it. They had to complete this whole thing and they've set themselves up to be in that position. I love what Georgia's done defensively offensively as well. They've been explosive sets and Bennett really stepped his game up and he's been clutch for them when they needed him the most. Stetson Ben has either done it with his arm or his leg to get him a crucial first down, or it's continuing to set their team up for points. So let's get inside the game tomorrow because the conventional narrative is obvious Georgia front, Alabama offensive line, Alabama running game. None of those narratives ever mentioned will Anderson or anybody else or by Shawn. Right. But if you had to, if you were appealing to Alabama people, which I know you are give them the secret to winning this game. The secret is stay strong where you're strong at. It was strongest at and don't worry about the run game as much, or the lack thereof, or where your offensive line is that struggles in the previous couple of weeks. I wouldn't worry about that at all. That's not going to be what determines this for me. It's going to be all about Bryce young. Bryce young is your best chance to win this football game. Coming into it, I want to open it up. I want to take shots. I want to be aggressive, offensively, the whole game. I want bright young to lead me. Lead the charge. And if Alabama wants to win this game, Bryce young needs to throw the ball 45 to 50 times. He needs to open it up. We need to cut him loose and just take the shackles off of him and say, let's go do it. And young man, you are the guy to do it for us and defensively, if you can get a turnover too. If you get up on George's, how does Georgia react? You have to be able to take Georgia in a deep water to see if they can swim. That is the mentality, and that's where the focus is is like we can't bat an eye and no matter if George is up or whatever. Alabama still has the belief that they can come back because they've done it before. And Georgia has not been put into pressure cooker where they are thinking about something else late in any game. They've not been in that situation. So you mentioned ray Chung and I'm thinking certainly he's got a quick release. And he's superb. So does that negate what is clearly Georgia strength or how does it negate it? Well, it's really, how do you negate it is the speed in the matchup that you have on the outside? Do you like John metchie versus some of these cornerbacks of Georgia? You like Jameson Williams, match up versus the corners of Georgia. So how do I dictate and make sure I get the matchup that I want first and second down when you know George is going to maybe playing a little bit more man or some of their own concepts, you have to be aggressive at those times. Don't just throw it and wait for third down. No. First down, second down, when those teams are running the football they're trying to establish those things, that is when I want to be the most aggressive in my play calling. And sometimes doing the opposite of that, which is on third down, running the running back draw. Not just throwing the football. So you have to do some different things that George is not prepared for. And can you get just enough yards in the run game to at least keep them a little bit honest because I really want to throw the football, but I have to be able to run it just enough to say that, okay, it's second and 7. It's second and 6. Those will dictate because when you get second and 6 or second and four, defenses will get a lot more vanilla, they're gonna play more man to man coverage in those situations. So that's the matchup that you want and anticipate to get and that is when you're gonna take your shot. So you flip it over to Dan Dan landing and Kirby smart on the Georgia side. They know what they have. They know where they are weak. And they have some weaknesses. How do you overcome that? I mean, what's your game plan from the first play? Well, it's totally different mindset if you're Georgia, Georgia, you're doing what we do. We are the best team. We've been the best team all year long. We don't better I we go out there and dictate and play this game on our terms. We're going to be out more physical than Alabama. We're going to hit them in the mouth and defensively. We're going to fly around until they don't want anymore. And if we can fly around, make a turnover too. And then we really get this thing going in. Georgia is so good because when they get up, they just choke teams out, like UFC style. They just choke them out. They have nothing left, and they run the ball, and they don't care about plenty of the football. They pin you back, and then they pin their airs back defensively and go get you. Talking to Roman Harper here about the game. Roman, sometimes it is a mental game. I'm curious not to spend any time on last week. But what was in total the final drive? What was going on with Alabama? It wasn't pretty. They weren't having any success. I think the crowd played a huge factor in that at auburn..