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Raiders, Philip Rivers, Browns, & the Blazing 5

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

1:53:28 hr | 1 year ago

Raiders, Philip Rivers, Browns, & the Blazing 5

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NFL One week one one hour from now. the blazing five. I which I believe is my strongest blazing five of the year. I'm not joking. Been Cold Red Hot starts day one hour from today so much joy Taylor's joining me. I get to watch the game last night with my friend. Eric Mangini former. NFL head coach. If you ever get the chance in life to watch an NFL NFL game with a head coach and breaking down plays and he's showing me film and he's not it's just the best it is just the best an NFL steak dinner NFL steak dinner. I seven NFL Meat Sandwich. Yeah had a little beer a little steak with horseradish some broccoli any way to go. It was so much fun and saluting veterans. Today they'll be in our studio studio all day so let me start with this. You know. It didn't look like Jon Gruden head coach and Mike Mayock general manager. We're GONNA work. You've all seen that couple before before their brick airing at each other. And you're like Oh that's not. That is not GonNa last very long you remember in the off season and the preseason Jon Gruden liked Antonio L. Brown because Gruden likes weapons and Mayo was holding. Impromptu conference says saying he did not like Antonio Brown it was cats and dogs and coaches and GM's and wide receivers living together and it didn't feel very good HBO's hard knocks was Aaron. It was just a loud noisy mess but it's all working. They're we're working first of all. The offense is Gruden. It's rugged those three running backs they all look the same they look. They should be in weightlifting competitions. They're small they're tough. They run a pound. They're rugged that is a Jon gruden offense. Derek Carr is efficient over seventy percent. They've got a big play wide receiver fever. They stole a tight end and Mike mayock done an amazing job their second pick in the first round. Got That from the bears. Josh Jacobs Rookie of the year hunter Renfro Renfro. Fifth Round has been a steel foster marolt tight end fourth round. looks fantastic everybody buddy either free agents Richie Incognito Lord who knew he had this much left in the tank. Trent Brown worked Bosa last night. It's working man. This thing is working and it didn't look like it was working but between John Gruden's knowledge of the offense and Mike mayock personnel. I and here's the thing they're both legendarily football a Hollick's football obsessed guys and yes. The knock on Gruden was well. He'd be out of the out of the sport for a decade. I said that and the knock on Mac was as a broadcaster. He's too technical and as a GM he's never done this before but both both watch the game closely with their obsessive nature of loving football from thirty thousand feet then they landed on the tarmac. Walked into the raiders facility and it works it works. They've had a brutal schedule first or second toughest on the NFL. They were on the road for six weeks. And they're they're back home and they're being good teams or beaten. Detroit beat Matt Stafford Beaten. Philip rivers beating the talented roster with the chargers. It's working um and the other thing is you know Vegas is very lucky. Vegas got that hockey team in the first year they got to the Stanley Cup finals. Vegas getting a fun lively a loud explosive football team. And here's the thing I know about Jon Gruden so I work with him at the other place and I thought John More than any any non broadcaster that I've ever worked with understood building brands. He had you know Chucky in the look look in the book and the Snarl then He created that thing called quarterback camp any add a little facility and he played to the camera he really knew how as a football coach to build a brand as a broadcaster will look what he's done to the raiders. So far he has taken a brand. He has brought the swagger back the rebel. The the raiders have always been a little bit of a rebel and grooms. Oh has been the outspoken rebel. He's built a brand. You saw after the game last night with the fans. He knew what that looked like on TV V. John Gruden new at that look like to you he knew what it looked like the Vegas he knew what it looked like the NFL. This is a guy that builds brands and builds builds offenses. And he's done a terrific job and I was wrong. I thought it was too noisy. I thought he'd been out too long. I can't wait to watch the raiders. Play there's so much fun the last two weeks I haven't missed a snap. They're so much fun and Gruden talked about the win. Come from behind win after the game just says a lot about our team. Are we allowed resilient guys they're gonNA keep compete. You may beat us but we're we're going to be hard out to get you know we're going to battle and that's all I can say about his team we. We are very happy with our foundation our our process for the record there now battling for a playoff spot a wildcard spot and once again GRUDEN's plan multiple first round picks. It's worked I didn't think it would. It's worked it's like nothing I've ever seen the noisiest. NFL team is by the way. Cleveland's noisy raiders. Noisy one of them's working and let me shift to the Cleveland Cleveland browns. And perhaps the reason they're not working is their coach. Freddie kitchens some suggest he's learning on the job for the record. I've taken jobs before where I'm learning on the job. I've said before when you take a job you shouldn't be comfortable day one. You should have to bail. Oh water for a couple of months. You should challenge yourself. Don't be content. Freddie Kitchens was given the job and perhaps he's over his head a little but I I would say this he knows football and Baker Mayfield liked him but the stories are now coming out quote. There's an increasing belief. The browns will fire fire Freddie Kitchens before the end of the season. They're not playing in the Super Bowl Anyway so Baker Mayfield will before the end of the season. NBA On his fourth head coach. But the bigger issue Cleveland. Do you get it. Could you lack self awareness anymore. Okay there's going to be about eight. NFL Head coaching openings. Maybe six the average is seven. I'll give them to you. WASHINGTON ATLANTA CLEVELAND. And and then we think maybe jets may be giants. Maybe Dallas Maybe Jacksonville. You do know if the Dallas job is open. It's number one. That's not arguable. Easily number two is Atlanta Matt. Ryan Thomas Dimitrov good solid owner number. Three it's either Jacksonville. Who's got nick foles and a good roster or the giants who've got the Mara family good owners a history and a young quarterback? The only job that's remotely is unsightly as poisonous as toxic as yours is Washington and it would probably be a coin join flip and my guess is Dan. Snyder would pay more at my guess. You don't get a do you. What is the value of running joining Freddie kitchens off you have nothing to play for now? What you WANNA do now is send a message to the top scouts? The top executives the top coordinators the top position coaches that. Were not going to humiliate you. The reason you ended up with Freddie Kitchens is because you humiliated million Hugh Jackson remember talented. People have options. Leonardo di caprio gets the first script gay. He turns it down or accepts. The talented people in any industry have options. They're going to choose the Atlanta job. The giant job the Jacksonville job. I doubt doubted open. But the cowboy job. All you're doing now is going to humiliate Freddie kitchens like you humiliated Hugh Jackson and you're going to end up with a second second or third tier coach. It should be noted. Greg Williams is not my cup of tea but you had him in house and he was winning at the end of the year but he wasn't the right fit because he's got an ego and he would push back on John Dorsey the GM and John Dorsey wanted to coach. He could control and as I predicted. He's lost control but Antonio Cromartie came on their show not long ago and said you had the right Guy Ed bakers regressed since the Defensive Guy Greg Williams left honestly. I just think it's it's the discipline on the team. I think when you look at things in the way that he's playing the first six games of this year our first five for six games this year until when he had Greg Williams as the interim head coach. I think Greg Greg was a this is how we're GONNA play. This is what we're GonNa do and this is what you need to do is different when you have Freddie Kitchen. And also he's offerings. According I don't think there's a lot of discipline discipline there is this thing. There was more disciplined and Greg and coach Williams expected more out of his players. So that's probably too late it but if you can't win the super bowl this is what's happened to Washington. It's about humiliating left. Tackle Trent Williams being petty with Jay gruden humiliating Hugh Jackson and Freddie Kitchens. What are you doing this will be in the seventh year of ownership? The sixth head coach interim head coach for Jimmy. Haslem talk about a franchise that lacks complete and utter self awareness. I said this on twitter last last weekend. I'm starting to feel sympathy for Baker Mayfield. Believe it or not I said when Baker came into this league. He's he's not only got to be good. He's got to be good enough to overcome Cleveland's dysfunction in the history of my radio. TV Career in the Colin. Right Colin wrong. That is my right east right. I should be the mayor of righty right. Ville were a year and a half Baker Mayfield. They're going to be on. 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Defense is young and below average experienced quarterback eight plays no no your words too. Many bad pick last night too. Many Erin throws the NFL's least athletic quarterback. The chargers are moving to Los Angeles. Philip rivers were told does not wanna live and move his family to Los Angeles. I think it's time to get another quarterback I know I know I've said this about Cam. I've said it about Matt Stafford. I like all of them. I'm not denying the talent but there are times to break up and move on and relationships in the world is changing. I don't know of Lamar. Jackson will end up being Colin Kaepernick. Good for a while but doesn't build. I don't know if that's the future of quarterback I don't but I know what doesn't work now as offensive offensive lines have deteriorated because of the collective bargaining having an unathletic old quarterback who's had an ACL doesn't work work unless you have a superstar offensive line and they got too many players to be spending a fortune. Upfront again I can like somebody. Yeah I like Matt Stafford Cam. Newton drives me nuts but I would never deny talent. Philip rivers is good but that that game last night that was a mass at the end and they got weapons. They got two running backs they've got. This is a guy that's been in his league forever. They looked helter skelter and disorganized against a below average bridge rebuilding young defense. Even Philip rivers after admitted that was bad. You give team ten points if their price and and then you have the chance to win and you have eight snaps and go nowhere. tough-to-win raiders missed a pat he. Whether was fine bad defense. Three time outs not a yard. Eight snaps I mean. What are the standards after a while Matt Stafford Cam and Philip Rivers? I I think I've seen enough cam to beat up and it's a precision league. Matt doesn't make enough big plays in big games in a really good division and I'm watching last night and some some throw is lucky. Those were the only pixie through. I don't know listen. The chargers can't sell tickets in La. They they need juice. They need juice and by the way they're four and six they're going to get a top twelve top fifteen draft pick. They've got two good corners to good backs WCHS. They got real players here. They got two good pass rushers. Can you move somebody but I think you have to seriously consider and there are tipping points there are moments moments as a staff as a GM. You look up and go leagues changing. We got the oldest slowest guy by the way. This has a little. Eli Manning to it where you got the oldest slowest unathletic guy offensive line's not great oh lines are regressing in the NFL. This is just not good enough in division with Patrick Mahomes Derek Carr an an AFC with all sorts of young young good quarterbacks. The smartest defensive coach maybe ever and Bill Belichick. It just felt like to me. This isn't good enough joy with the news. This is the heard line news the NBA. Find the clippers. Fifty thousand dollars for statements made by DOC rivers about Hawaii Leonardy Sedco. I was feeling great and the team was not concerned about him. But the League felt that was inconsistent with actual health status and quiet book. Fine and said he was shocked but isn't going to pay attention to this actions for me. going inside. You know what I mean. I'm a clipper EMA coach so Just disappointed You know that it feels like they want you know players play if they're not already but it is what it is like. I said I don't read into it. I gotTa do is GonNa make me healthy and You know this going to the team be successful. And that's me. You know being able to play basketball games. I is correct. qui- beat the Blazers one seven one. Oh One last night quiet. Twenty seven points to great in the fourth This this kind of started to spiral out of control over the past couple of days a good talked about instead instead. I don't WanNa hear about it. I'm trying to get better. I would always try to talk him out of that. And then see Clifford. Talked about what Michael Jordan Saddam thoughts and load management was and said Michael said. You're you get paid to play. Eighty two games kind of being misquoted or round the media. Now I'm Jay didn't come out and say that it's kind of older and not direct quote from him but this whole load load management thing. The reaction is starting to border on madness. Like first of all this is not new. Popovich moves find in two thousand twelve for sitting player load management. Lebron has been sitting out games for years and people have been complaining. It wasn't until we gave it. A name became spooky and terrifying. Because now we well. That's the thing and we have to be careful of that because is why. Why do we have a name for it now? It used to be resting day off. Used to be called stretching then they called it yoga and now it's a thing used to be just you'd go stretch for twenty minutes and that was okay. A and you weren't doing it now. The sudden you know you you wear a special pants or something you get anybody of name name. Yes and it starts to become scary but the bigger problem with with this to me is aside from the obvious which once you gave it a name it became terrifying is that it's now moved into. It's no longer just a family of four award affected. The networks are starting to be affected by it and advertisers starting to be affected by it. So what really matters at the end of the day. What do we all talk about? WH- Bunny thank you. So that's what this is really about. I if you look for the answer that's what it is. And here's the problem with the clippers were crappy. Nobody wanted him on TV. We wouldn't care but other guys do this as well. We're not paying attention to the best player in the league's that's why we're paying attention to but the bigger picture this it's comes down to health. which is your most valuable commodity as a a human in any profession period? No matter what you do or who you are. If you're not healthy that's all that matters. We always say that you have all the money in the world. You're not healthy doesn't matter so for we're all the talk about we're going to force them to play games or you know we demand that you be out there it's comes down to the human body and there's nothing you can do about it if he says he's not healthy you can tell. Tell me you don't feel well. I'm not calling you find. I don't know how you feel. You can't tell someone else and that's really more of glide that's why he's no longer with San Antonio anymore but it in the optics on it are hockey guys plan. They beat each other up. Football guys are always hurting play. There's more games the optics I think the optics for the average Fan who drives two hours to a game or bat and I do think I think the networks just absolutely hate this but I do think. It your point. I think when you give stuff and name it just it's different and at once you've called it load. I remember the day that I saw it on twitter. I think Lebron did it and I said Load Management Yep. That's a goofy name for that. The minute you gave it a name it's trouble and became trouble level and at the end of the day like I said it's about someone else's body so it doesn't matter if hockey guys played through warble injuries or baseball players play through whatever it doesn't it doesn't no matter it's you're talking about someone's health you can't control. There's literally no way to regulate this so I don't know what they're gonNA do. So Ohio state will be missing defensive star chase young when they take on Maryland tomorrow. Oh the Buckeyes announced that young will miss the game due to a possible. NCWA violation and the heisman hopeful took to twitter to give more of an explanation. He said unfortunately. I won't be playing this this week because of an NCWA eligibility issue. I made a mistake last year by accepting a loan from a family friend. I've known since the summer before my freshman year at Osu I repaid in full last summer. And I'm working with the university and the NCWA to get back on the field as soon as possible. I want to thank my family teammates coaches and the whole Ohio state community for love and support God the blasts hand go pats. Obviously it's like. The kids is being forthright. Apparently if I'm the NC double and they play Penn State. Next week I get it fixed. Two Weeks I get it fixed fast. So the conversation is that he could have possibly could possibly be an eligible for the rest of the season. which obviously nobody wants to see and this is you know this? This is one of those things like. He's admitting to what he did. And when you look at the situation like what college kid hasn't done this. It's just when you play sports. You're held to a different different standard than other athletes. There's rules ridiculous regulations. We all we all argument comes through the NC Double A.. But hopefully they get sorted out because it doesn't seem at this is the truth. That's not a major thing like investigated. He's already suspended for a game games on Fox coverage begins at eleven. Am Eastern and you know like. He's a heisman hopeful. But also if there weren't so many teams that you two quarterbacks in the draft he would go number one overall twenty job in college I didn't. I didn't have any money in college. Parents were divorced Vorst And I worked two jobs to have a little bit of money and novice still broke but remember when you're a college athlete you can't now you get like free smoothies all day. And there's a training table. What you find that you can't work doesn't take payment SMOOTHIES? Yeah so I mean there. There's listen I I think all these athletes are just rolling in cash. But when you're in when you're in season life's pretty good but sometimes you're out of season you want twenty bucks for a girlfriend and a pizza and you don't have it. I mean even in season just because you're traveling the team and all that stuff is taken care of. It's it's college is what it is. So hopefully they get it sorted out finally to status is still up in the air for the matchup against Lsu Tomorrow Knicks eight minutes that all week the two will be a game take time decision and he doubled down that his last press conference look worked hard to try to get back where he has an opportunity to play. He's been able the practice on We still don't know what his status for the game is going to be. We'll make it. You know when the game comes not gonNA play. The Guy can't move so that was on Wednesday. Hey SEC ON CBS analysts. Gary Danielson Watch practice yesterday and he said that too it is not like himself you know. I watched them practice at this yesterday. He's not one hundred percent. I don't care what Alabama says. I don't care what to it says I watch him. He does not have that spring in his step. It's not natural. He's Okay Eh. He's not to start a season. I think we know that were that. The question becomes you gotTa leave it to the kid. Kid Makes Column especially especially the college level. I I don't know I don't love this because it's not Lsu we wouldn't be out there and when you talk about. I mean to this. Is this this decision that could affect the rest of his career. And obviously we want to focus on the college career. I but It's just one of those injuries that takes a lot of time to recover from so we'll be interesting. Yeah Joy with the news. Well that's the news and thanks for stopping heard lie. You know. I love having a Watching Games with Eric Mangini. NFL coach. Because I like to let them learn the game from my worldview but mostly I just listened to him and ask a bunch of questions former homerun. NFL coach jets. Brown's Eric Man Genie Fox sports analyst joining US defensive coordinator forty niners coached under Bella. Check Jim Harbaugh. Bill parcells. We had all sorts of good parcels. marseils Bella checks W can't talk about all that on the air so I know I know it come across harsh. I'm just radio. TV Guy but God eight eight plays final drive. There are times eric that things converge in life offensive line. Play is is not great. He is the League's. Most Annapolis quarterback there are times last night. I'm just like man that looks like nine thousand nine hundred ninety eight. NFL football doesn't it was a rough night. But I think we've got to put we know a little bit of a context here. You got a new offense coordinator. That's only the second game that guy's been calling plays. You're playing on Thursday night football so it's a short week. There hasn't been a lot of prep. Was it a a great game. No it was a horrible game and he threw three picks and then had to others. That were called back. But I don't know if this is indicative of of him being being past the point of being productive successful quarterback I think if he was on the market. You know it's funny. Carolina may get rid of Cam if he was on the Market Carolina to be a great fit for him. Because you know they're looking for a little bit more of a precise thrower the veteran leadership they got the pieces around. But do you think this morning. At least the general manager Tom to lesko. Do you think a game like this in a spot like this. It does give him pause. We'll get it gives them pause for a couple of reasons. He's as an unrestricted free agent next year. So you've gotTa make a decision whether or not you want to commit to him and at what price do you want to commit to them at. So if he's going to command market value you and you've got to pay that twenty nine million or something or they're going to be more than that at that point and there's going to be significant on a year so you've gotta you've gotTa make that decision. We also have to look at it as what are my alternatives. And as we know quarterbacks are not easy to find and when you look at Philip rivers career he that fourteen years of the starter and eleven. Oh seasons they've been five hundred or better so he's had it he's had he's been consistently successful and given them a chance to win every year and last year they go twelve and and four. No one was really complaining about Philip Rivers last year things can change as the GM we need to look at the offensive line. You need to look at a couple of different spots there. Because he didn't he didn't lose that game alone last night. Okay let's go to the raiders. Historically noise is not great in this league. It's just not it's a I mean you and I are sitting down looking at plays last night on your phone and it's a very complicated game. It's time consuming. You don't have a lot of room for distractions actions. You're you've got you guys sleep in your office two days a week so it is. I'm always taken back by just every move. And the choreography of as you were showing me raven stuff off last night. The blocking patterns the raiders were allowed the GM was calling press conferences about a be. The coach said I love him. You got hard knocks incognito. How surprised are you? It's kind of working. It's it's the road trip that they went on and the fact fact that they're worried from home for as long as they were and thing and they didn't have any home games or I forget how long period was but it was significant for them to be able to overcome that Latte and then last night the the defense has already young and depleted. The defensive line was depleted th. There's a lot of really good things that they're doing. But they're overcoming some of the things dysfunction that they produced themselves they brought aby Y- they brought some of these other guys in so so you don't WanNA grade on a curve because they created some drama themselves when they had a choice to make those decisions or not make those decisions so yeah they they have overcome that stuff they also produce it themselves and I do I do give them a ton of credit for overcoming. The Road Games that they've had and being the position that they're in right now. I was very I. I said a John Has Been Out of the coaching part for a decade. Although like you out of the head coaching time you're still in the sport you look at film constantly. We did last night. That's what you do was I to hyperbolic on the criticism that if you stay on the game like Joe Gibbs went to nascar he just he just went to another sport but you know Gruden I worked with him. He's a football hollick. He's obsessed by it. He watches film all day. That maybe the break allowed him to watch the sport from thirty thousand feet. Like what New England does I like. What McCarthy does is it possible that was a break for him? Yeah there's real value to it when you can. You can take a step out of your world because your world narrow significantly to the teams. You're playing the division that you're in the team that you have and you you're you're able to come out of that and take a global view. It's really refreshing. Step off the treadmill and you step off the treadmill and then you look at ideas that other people are using you. lookit kid at Kuching styles that are being corporated in being successful even having a chance to look at some of the things that are being done in college because oftentimes you don't get to see that you look at college tape players but you don't really watch the game you don't really hear the stories you don't you. Don't get a chance to meet with those guys but but being away from the game does was a recharge you and then be. It gives you a chance to see all those different ideas that when you're in your bubble you never have any awareness of. That's interesting You know we were very critical myself included on the Khalil Mack Trade. I mean my feelings always been you draft in this league to find a Khalil Mack. And then when he's great you have have to pay him. I understand moving. Good pieces But Gosh he's about as good as you can do When you look at this morning the bears aren't very good? That don't have a quarterback and they don't have a first round pick to get that one and he has got two picks in the first round last year. Joshua Jacobs has been a homerun. They've got two more this year. Were we over overly critical. Go back to what you thought about the Khalil Mack trade because the media hated it I I understood that trade and John Comes in. He's got unprecedented control. He's got an unprecedented precedent contract and Khalil. Mack didn't WanNa meet with them. He didn't WanNa talk to him. He didn't want to work it out. So how is the as as being John's position could you possibly say okay. Okay I want to commit to that guy and I wanNA commit to that guy and give him the highest contract. That anybody's gotten at that position. You can't do it. There was no chance for that to be successful so so then when he moved on from. The raiders are in a great position. They they'll get what five players there's five or six. I believe it's five players but we're talking about three first rounders so that's fifteen years of young talent and then there's a third six. There's another eight years of young cheap talent. Plus all the money saved that you didn't have to spend end for free agency what the bears had to pay Khalil Mack. Now you can improve the team that way too. So from a long term perspective he really maximize that asset and asset. That had no interest in being part of his program and now he's in a position to have young players is that are part of his system art of his vision that he can shape in his way by the way John. Definitely has you speak in a world view. I watched this running backs last last night. We were joking watching this. They all look to say they're on the rocked up. There all rocked up. John Loves those tough guys extra yard guys and he's got three really really interesting players. All right. Freddie kitchens rumors today they could fire him before the end of the season. If you'RE NOT GONNA win the Super Bowl I don't think there's any value humiliating coaches. I think you're sending optics around the League that are guy just fires people whether you like Freddie or not. I don't like doing this off the heels of doing it to Hugh Jackson. I don't like the optics executive scouts but it's not huge. It's year after year. It's it's dysfunction on top of dysfunction at some point you need to sit back and say this is the vision of our organization. These are the values of our organization. This is the way that we're going to achieve you've those that that vision and those values and by moving on from another head coach in the middle of the season it it doesn't push anything forward and the browns are in a unique the situation. There's they could win every single game that they have the rest of the season backup quarterback it. It's A. It's a light schedule and this this narrative could change changed dramatically. Like it did last year Freddie took over towards the latter half the season he wants them games. Everybody liked him. This could easily come back and we could be talking in four or five week and say. Wow the bronze habit figured out and this looks like the team. We hope they'd be so be patient. Be Patient and even if it doesn't work out go go through the end of the year and then at the end of the year sit back and evaluate things objectively not emotionally objectively. And say what did we do. Well what do we do poorly and which which one of these things can change as opposed to. Hey let's get rid of this guy. It's easy to fire anybody like quarterback or take your pick but now you've got to go find someone better all all right stick around. I got two things I want to talk about the Patriots. Lack of weapons Also I think there's an NFL team rams that are going to turn it around in the right direction. Traction plus the cowboys and the Vikings blazing five top of the hour. Just starting on a Friday. Watch the game last night with a coat. All sorts of interesting information be sure to catch live editions of the I heard Weekdays at noon. Eastern nine am Pacific. What's up everyone? I'm willful in senior writer in producer for thrillers with some amazing Podcast News. 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Mangini is joining me. two-time you time. NFL head coach jets browns. So let's talk about this. I really liked the rams this weekend. Sean mcvay I've always had this theory. That really great coaches Bella. Check Andy Andy Reid Sean. Payton historically Nick Sabin on bowls. They're just good off by you. Give you give a great engineer. Another ten days to look at the computer. Whatever so take me to that? Is there any belief John Harbaugh by the way ten and twelve a by. I like the rams. That's a big component. This weekend against Pittsburgh the bye week was was always a hard hard week in New England everywhere abandoned. I'm sure when I was a head coach. It was hard week as well for the staff. But it's an incredible week because you get you get a chance to take a step back and look at the season to that point and some things that you think are right when you go back and analyze it. It's not right but you saw Arthur wrong way by the way so you're saying during the season you don't have those days to do that. No you have to play the game you evaluate the tape you meet with the players the next day so you go through the corrections and then you move onto the next opponent so the ability to go back and look at. Maybe it's a defense that you were on. Maybe it's it's a series a package thousands of plays that you've run. That aren't quite working the way you imagine they'd work. And now when you put in the context of all those games and you see where the problems are or you see that it really isn't a flawed player flawed defense. It's been a missed tackle here or One slight MIS assignment here. That skews the numbers on things things. And it's such an opportunity to evaluate where you are as a team then towards the latter part of the week it gives you that chance to jump on the next next opponent and being a great place when the players come back by the way to get an information often your players get healthy. Sometimes it's the healthiest your roster is mid season season off the bye it's healthy. It's the chance and the coaches to get a little more time than they normally would but everybody gets a chance to exhale everybody gets a chance to be a normal person again for a little while and then as a staff you get that opportunity the good ones the good staff go back and evaluate. Where are we and you have to approach week with absolute honesty? You've gotta have brutal honesty as as to where you are as a team and if you have that you've got got a chance for huge growth. The next part of the SEASON DALLAS HOSTS MINNESOTA. I think you have to good enough coaches to great running backs too. Great linebacker cores. There's a lot of here but I like Dak over Kirk because I think dax one of those guys that's not artistic and doesn't look great but he makes big plays when it matters and I think we judge him a little bit on the fourth round. He doesn't throw the prettiest ball. They got Zeke. I think there's times in this. NFL that certain quarterbacks have an IT and they don't Look Pretty Philip rivers by the way most of his career does not look pretty. I I've got a lot of friends on the Dallas Staff and the thing that they consistently talk about is his character and the way that he is in the locker room his work ethic the way that he relates not just to the players but the staff his approach and to me that is is one of the biggest indicators that he'll continue to grow as a player and continue to get better as a quarterback. Tom had high character. Work Ethic disciplined. It wasn't pretty early. Tom Brady and I'm not saying that's like with like but when you've got those characteristics you've got a chance to continue to improve prove on a consistent basis and then when the team around you is cheering for you and supporting you because of the type of person that you are that has huge value to because as you go through those ups downs there right out on bail and I don't know what the dynamic is with with Kurkin and Minnesota and he came in there in such a such such a different way being the highest paid guy doing the facebook well. It's it's easier. Could I make this argument. It's easy to root for Dak.. He hasn't have been paid yet. He's One divisions playoff games this team whereas Kirk was other team came in highest paid guy and struggled I hear sometimes sometimes I find Dak if I'm not cowboy locker room. He's the only guy that hasn't been paid. You absolutely want to cheer form and you see him after every the game. He says the right thing. He doesn't bring any unnecessary. Distractions are conflicts or look at me type. Comments comments are woe is me type comments. It's accountability it's focus. It's moving out on the next play. That's hard to do. We see it. Weakened weak our. We've got to get up in the podium and they can't help themselves but create more problems for for their situation we're back is the polar opposite. I'm completely cherry form warm because of the type of person I hear he is now and I'm hopeful that that he continues to grow as as a player minute and a half left New England just just a loss or do you see real problems. Well the this is different. I think the old line problems are real and and they're not going away. Not Scar neck doesn't amazing job. What we're talking about the fourth left tackle they'd been on and the last three years soldier and then Brown and then Isaiah win? That's always been the strength of this team. Always been and good up from he and he's done a great job with newhouse. But you've also lost your center. You lose Mike. Devlin the tight end slash fullback the kicker situation and they've had a really light schedule the early part of the season. We saw some cracks in that defense. AGAINST CLEVELAND OF CLEVELAND. Could've gotten out of their own way. They could easily won that game. Then we go into the Baltimore and now they're playing a series of teams that are going to challenge them in a lot of different ways and their ability to self correct minimize weaknesses weaknesses to accentuate. Strength is fantastic but at some point you can only put so many so so much Patches on the wall before before it's just it's too much listen. You have an immobile quarterback a beat up offensive line no vertical threat and GRONK retired. That's a lot of Boxes you're not checking it's that but then you had the series of injuries on the offensive line. You Lose Devlin. You lose the kicker losing losing their kicker that has always been certainty. Do you know super bowls. They've all been three points. Yeah I was there I was there for all the early ones Annan. Viteri Jerry is change. He changed a lot of people's lives. He did all right Eric. Mangini great stuff. Our blazing five is coming up next Orlando Scandal to. It's a Friday. Friday were packed. Just starting to hurt one more heard the heard streams twenty four hours a day seven days a week within the iheartradio APP. Search her to listen live or on demand. Whenever whenever you like? Hey it's doug from Doug Gottlieb show join me every day as I give my unique and strong opinions from the wide world of sports whether you agree or disagree with my opinions. I deliver the biggest sports doors to you everyday. Always brought to you a thought provoking manner with different angles. What's happening on and off the field? In addition to the dugout show I also host the basketball centric trick. podcast called all ball. We dive deep into hoops hoops and more hoops. iheartradio's number one for podcast. It's easy to see. Why Search Doug Gottlieb on the iheartradio APP wherever you get your podcast? Oh here we go. It's Veterans Day. Monday and we owe salute the veterans. They're in studio our to live in. La this is the her wherever you may be and however you may be listening on Iheartradio Fox sports radio on F S One blazing five in about ninety seconds and We're fifty five percents. This year should be noted go head scarf laugh. Voyeur is joy Taylor is joining me right. A crazy game last night just a crazy game. It was so much fun IOS every leagues gotTa Tissues Right but the NFL right now with what they've done with the rules to make you know a very pro quarterback back very pro offense. You just get a lot of close games because you're just you can make. The chargers had all sorts of mistakes last night and at the end of the game. They're driving the win. You're never ever unless you're just incompetent and inept at quarterback you're never out of these games. We did this yesterday. Backup quarterbacks in the League or twenty four and twenty hour even backups now cuyler Murray's played one year of college. Football comes in he can play. The game is so much. More quarterback friendly Got Derek Carr completing seventy two percent of his throws does and it's kind of created a lot of of parody in the league crazy fun shootout right and that game last night and just in general. The chargers like that's that's what they do they week-to-week you'd never know what you're going to get from them. But the that's Sutton the end of the game like it's the last like premier game At in Oakland Eidan running around with the fan. Oh God it was so car after the Games cry so great. It's it's like the raiders. What we thought they were going to be the seasons of what they are? Now you're shocking. It's shocking but it's I I remember. We shouldn't be shocked excited as what I am because I didn't I really did not want them to especially for Oakland for them to go out in a year that was super disappointing. And then go into bagels with thinking about what they were going to get you you know people forget how powerful now we know the cowboys have the biggest brand in the NFL. The steelers in the packers. That's probably your top three people. Forget how big the the Raider brand is especially the Denver West in Vegas. They've always been the most popular team in the Bay area wildly popular in Los Angeles. I'm not they're more popular than the rams and chargers right. There's no question. So the raiders brand. It's just been suppressed for years right and and it's just it's one of those teams that has that aura about it's flake if you're just tougher than this cool and it's like a tough place to go watch a game every other team so I'm happy for the racial. The biggest is getting the fun team. Yeah all right here we go. We work on this stuff. It's a blazing five. I love my picks. Here we go. Let's blaze it prior. It's College College Blazin. Five giants said jets. This is Beth. The number two bad teams playing in the same stadium. Why wouldn't you take the jets and the points? The giants is run a five game losing streak. Daniel Jones has lost all confidence. Don't go crazy on Sam darnold. He was twenty seven to thirty nine last week. He had one ugly pick but he moved the ball. He doesn't feel bad about himself. He played pretty well last week. Except for a terrible pick the giant since week five or a mess their last everything points allowed yards per play They've allowed thirty points in five games. This year only Tampa's allowed more and the turnovers or brutal twenty two most in the NFL. I get a field goal. The better quarterback order back if two teams who plan the same stadium. I get a field goal. The the giants can stop anybody. Finally it looks like Donald got a full array of offensive pieces. I'll take the jets to win thirty twenty four cardinals. At buccaneers like it. I love it Arizona on a plus five. I think Arizona's the better team. I think they played a really really tough schedule. There's three five and one is Arizona but their five losses all of them are all all the teams currently five hundred or better Arizona's tough out and despite having a rookie quarterback this is a remarkable number and a bad offensive line and a rookie. He had goats fewer turnovers in the NFL. At Four. That makes less been new. England makes no sense kind of never pick in his last one hundred Erdan seventy two attempts. That's the longest active streak in the NFL. Tampa has the worst pass defense in the league. They've had a brutal schedule where they've been on the road now. They had to go all the way to Seattle play an overtime game. Come all the way back I got Ta Arizona ten days rest. I think they're the better team. Right now. I think Arizona Wins Twenty eight to twenty six panthers at packers again. I you know how I feel about Carolina. I think Green Bay's good but flawed I think Carolina similarly is good but average quarterback. But I get four and a half points. I like the number Take Carolina. Here's the other thing. Carolina leads leads the NFL with thirty four sacks. You saw the chargers defensive front Green Bay's Offensive Line Carolina's GONNA get pressure. The packers have the young youngest defense in the NFL. The youngest it has dropped off from its impressive. Start if you go to the Green Bay defense in the last six games. Folks are giving up twenty-six game giving up four hundred and ten yards a game been exposed a little. It's good opportunistic. It's not special kyle. Alan has been exceptional in the red zone. Why why? Because he's got Christian McCaffrey Greg Olsen and above average tight end you'll get hall of fame vote and I liked their two receivers. This is too many points I think the panthers cover all all pro give Green Bay a close win but I would take four and a half of Carolina all day. Rams it steelers. This is another like it. I love it. I'll take the Rams uh-huh minus four Sean McVeigh has had his way with the weaker. AFC outside of ballot check in the Super Bowl as ten and now he's off a bye. He stepped off the treadmill. Their offensive offensive line's a little healthier the secret with the Rams right now their defense is actually since the acquisition of Jalen Ramsey been playing top five five defense in the NFL. Jared Goff dismissed surprise. You his November numbers in the last couple of years or like all all time stuff like over drew. brees the rams again. They're on a two game. Winning streak helped both of their opponents to just ten points each and the steelers Straw Ogle on a backup running back Mason. Rudolph pop gun arm. I like the rams to win. All swallow four points. Twenty eight to twenty the seahawks at forty nine. I may be from Seattle but I like the forty niners minus six and a half. I think Seattle's Defense Pete Carroll's doing it with Bobby Wagner Bondo either near the bottom total defense near the bottom in pass defense. Become Incredibly Russell Wilson dependent. That's why I'd make him my. MVP DP the forty niners are number one in every defense total pass red zone. They're also getting both their tackles back. Joe Oh staley left. Tackle Mike mcglinchey right tackle and their full back that they use like New England often and delete their running game. I mean Jimmy Garoppolo coming up a very good game played well little extra time. Seattle went to overtime. Forty niners win. By more than touchdown. Thirty one to twenty three. That's a good Monday night football game. We've had this year. We've had some great Monday night. Football game some unbelievable Thursday day-night game last night was absolutely sensational. Let me just say this if I may the media of which I am marginally marginally apart of just crushed bill polian. How could you miss on the Mark Jackson and listen? We all miss on these quarterbacks who knows I mean Dak Prescott. Everybody in the league passed on three rounds. Tom Brady. Everybody passed on him for five rounds. quarterbacks hard to get Russell Wilson everybody's past that including Seattle for two rounds. How about this sports media though gets crushed myself included for how we treated Jon Gruden on Khalil? Mack I gotTa tell you something. They got two first round picks. Have already use one Josh Jacobs. You've got me rookie of the year. And the second one they have the bears pick will. Chicago's Chicago's not very good. That's going to end up being a top ten pick. This morning. I looked up. Who on the mock drafts? Who would be available eligible about the ninth or Tenth Pick Oklahoma Receiver? CD-ROM have you seen imply. Oh my Lord Gruden's good with wide receivers. This thing's going to work workout okay. He's GONNA end up getting to great players. You can't doubt what what what Gruden and Mike Mayock. Oh done with their offensive pieces. They've been I'm great with their offensive. Richie Incognito Josh Jacobs Hunter Renfro the tight end from Lsu. They have done a tremendous job now quarterback by the way Chicago now isn't good doesn't have a quarterback and doesn't have a first round pick the ghetto quarterback so we all came in with the N.. Ville myself included but never forget this. Remember these sports analytics Conference Mitt. Remember when they gave Gruden the award for best analytic trade forgetting four four picks in the deal including two first picks. Those people at Sloan are pretty smart because it looks like a good deal today so Chicago doesn't have a quarterback doesn't have a first round pick Khalil Mack. A further records got five and a half sacks. He's terrific no dispute but he's not like. Jj Watt not really translate into wins because pass rushers. Don't if you're always behind mind Jon Gruden Derek Carr working. They check a lot of boxes right now and they didn't check these boxes all of them two years ago but offensive line check check running back check check check wide receiver check tight end check and Derek cars playing as John said the best football of his life. I didn't love the Khalil. Leo Mac move in part of it was I didn't trust Jon. GRUDEN is a drafter. He wasn't that great in Tampa. He really wasn't. He was not a great personnel guy in Tampa but when I watched watch the first Mike may out Jon Gruden the first big draft. I gotta be honest with you. Free agent drafting Ale. That they were good they. They know what they're doing so shame on us. We like the dish that we should be able to take it to Aright Orlando scant came on last week Holy Crow. It was all sorts of craziness right. And he's got all sorts of stuff he He's ready to go former Philadelphia. 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They got good value and and the chemistry in the Oakland Room. Great angry I wanted to when he traded Khalil. I was like what are you. Couldn't but linen locker room and been in the NFL for so long at some point. The player has to want to be there. And I don't know the situation at how transpire would Khalil Mack. But I know Khalil wanted to be paid for his services and maybe they couldn't see eye to eye on what it was to be paid for services so to be able to move on and to get such a great package for him. Just look like in the longtime. The raiders want chemistry. I was watching Gruden after the game last night with a crowd we know in the NBA chemistry matters. There's one ball and you need three or four great players and the more they can work together and I'll be stars together a great in the NFL. You know we just think. The quarterback runs the show the GM calls the shots. I watched the raiders. And I'm like this is a team that really enjoys each. Oh absolutely You can just tell grooten just lovin. When he loves football? You can tell his Monday night football the way he was broadcast in the way he just like approaches every day the way he is on silent just his body language his highs is in lows you can tell he truly loves it and just seeing him go up and down the sideline how he his body language how he moves you know high up is down but I mean he's a true leader and then to go around after the black hole and just high five and fans in just being that interactive is great to see you know I wanna move onto about four different topics here. Let's go. I'm not a believer I don't think you should ever try not to humiliate people You you know doesn't matter if you're a politician. If you're a football coach or player I would never humiliate my players. I would bring him in and Bark Adam I'm not going to do it in front of the guys. That's just that would be my management style. I don't I don't like even barking on the sidelines. The Cleveland browns looked like they're gonNA fire Freddie Kitchen. It says here Oh man so I think it sends a message to the NFL. I think It's a bad one like who'd want to work for an owner who keeps banging guys in the middle of the season. Yeah I mean continuity is priceless but I think when you're wrong you're wrong so you think I'm gonNA use analogies to say if you're GONNA fire you don't think he's the guy I'm not going to just keep them just because if you just keep if he's not my long-term guy you know I'm GonNa move on and I'm GonNa try and find my long-term guy do you think he's not the guy I don't know I mean I don't know much about Oh coach kitchens but I know he's been around for a long time so he knows how this thing works but I mean I would have had a hard time hiring a guy who has no head coaching experience he barely has any offense office coordinating experience. Yeah when you're in the room Nobody's blaming Freddie. The players aren't they shouldn't be shouldn't know they should and they gotta take accountability. Yeah I mean Freddie hasn't played one snap. He caught a pass. He ain't made a tackle. He's caused some place but he has an executed. I'm like it's not. That's not his job. Have you ever been in a locker room where you felt players errors at least emotionally bailed on the coach. I mean a I won't say emotionally bill but I mean I play for way Phillips in two thousand nine and I love coach. Excuse my favorite coach when I was in the League but I think we got to a point where it was just like. The message wasn't getting there. You know we weren't second guessing everything I feel like it was just time for change and then we get this office coordinator you know rare head J.. And then we get him and he comes in and he's just this is how it's going to be. You know way was a great coach but you know I'm lead his team now and know. You've got a half of our season to turn around. You're going to prove to me WHO's GonNa be here long term. You know who's not a part of what we're trying to do and there's there's some real juice in that I think yeah absolutely taught. Nudity is the best thing no just having Jason be there so long. Just look at having harbaugh being in Baltimore. So long on having Andy when he was in Philadelphia so long and just you could see the continuity building in Kansas City right now. I didn't just happen overnight. Yeah by the way drew brees. Uh Sean Payton Pete Carroll Bill Belichick just you guys know what they expect a certain system all right. Let's talk about two or three teams first of all your Eagles Eagles by week. I like the more than you Because I like the owner the GM the coach and the quarterback. What do we know about them today? I don't dislike them at all. I think they got a very very talented team. They got a tough stretch. Coming up. Here is two games is gonNA Kinda be make or break patriots in Seattle absolutely and We're going to see exactly what kind of team they are when you put up against two of the best teams in the NFL. And they've answered the bill since I came on here on your show and undisputed beauty so you know I tip my cap him for that and we'll see what happens going forward. I do think Deshaun Jackson's injuries the problem. I don't think they now scare you on the parameter I think to Sean is one of those guys. Even a decoy. I have to but if you if you truly look at their last two games. They've been able to run the ball hounded and play great defense. I mean they're not giving up nearly as many big players as you know earlier in the year and they're running in their controlling it and you know Carson's doing what he has to do to win games but it scares me in a long-term if they do have an off game on defense you know. Can they score enough points. They're not really built for that. They're kind of power running team that does play action too tight ends. They see. We'll see how that works in December right. Exactly let's go to another team. You played for you know Kansas City Okay Mahomes is getting healthy am am I not sure as a defense getting better. They're getting better. I was just talking to somebody about this. I think the more time they have an S. system the more time like they'll just continue to grow and continue to Joe Joe together and I think they got some good players. They're going to be getting back. Frank Clark they got back Chris Jones. I think that helped a lot and they're going to be getting back. Alex for you know from being banged up. And you know I think think they're secondary's tyrant matthew you got the rookie thornhill you got Berlin. You Got Char various wars so you like the personnel. Yeah I mean they got a a great organization over that I got a great system. They got coaches. That are great coaches and you know they're going to do whatever it takes to win. What do you make? Would you play if you were Andy. Reid would you play mahomes. Might my theory. I keep telling joy I just keep playing backup and as long as we won. I keep Patrick out though no you want him in. I mean. I think that you know you've got to trust your medical staff. Those people get paid to. You know I don't think Patrick tells you doubt he's ready and jeopardizes the next ten fifteen years of his career for one game and I also don't think Andy Andy puts them in there and jeopardizes the next ten or fifteen years of the franchise. So I think if he's ready you plan. I don't expect Patrick Anything less than Patrick. And I'm excited side. It's a watch this weekend. Yeah Orlando Scandal is joining us here. On a Friday in the heard. Let's dive a little deeper to the cowboys. I said I can make the argument. You have two great running backs. Two coaches have one and division two great linebacking cores plenty of weapons on the outside. There's a lot of. There's a lot of twos that matchup. I like Dallas because 'cause I like data more than I like Kirk cousins I think Dax more of an it guy in the fourth quarter. Kurt kind of scares me. I mean I think he has all the talent. He's got a nice arm. Think he can make all the throws but it scares me like that. They don't have any faith in them or I don't kind of play not to lose instead of to win. I think that's fair and their play calling can be really conservative. I mean but I think they. They're another team that you know people don't notice what they had like three offensive coordinators in the last three years. That's right because that's right when you do you play Minnesota China Soda Their rosters great right there. Thursday got a Rosser but I mean I think the difference is going to be. I think Dallas is defense align is better than Minnesota's offense align. What are you make attack? I love it level now again. He's doesn't sell the best ball he's not he's a fourth round. Pick when go go back to the Times you've faced him what was there a moment for you Orlando. But he can make all the throws from just practicing against him in training camp. Just the thing that I look at more with Dacca's this progress is continuously getting better and I know he's going to continually work to get better so his upside is through the roof. Do most guys you know I asked Tony Gonzalez. What's what's the percentage of guys who are really committed? One time he said like really committed. He's it's much smaller than you think. I always feel like back is all in on football. He is I. I would say quarterback in his position for ninety percent of the League for him. It's a lifestyle You don't hear anything like bad about him off the field I mean he's always positive he's upbeat. If you look at the giants is game and I just watch body language you know he throws it interception. He's the first person like my bad. My Bad Randolph Rental car fumbles goes home. Slapped someone at home in this okay. We're GONNA get it. I mean he just stays as composed at all times we were talking about. I want to circle back to raiders and the chargers last night I like Matt Stafford and and I like Philip rivers but not seen about seven eight nine ten twelve years of this stuff last night. I know it's a short week. Eight plays no yards. Philip was wildly inaccurate. They're moving to La. I want you for a second think you run the chargers the organization's moving to La. They're not selling tickets. One thing in this league can't be any more as unathletic and old quarterback with a below average ole line and. I don't think you can solve an old line in a year. Would you move off Philip rivers. I would I think moving into a new building already having trouble so I'm not the stuff of thing moving into a new building. They're going to finish about eight. Maybe a little bit better. I think you know feels proven I mean I think you're gonNA have a mid to late first round. Pick so I I. Can't you know. Remove him without having somebody to replace him. Yeah do you faced. I am a few times. I mean I think Phil's still got it. I mean he missed a few throws last night. You know. A couple of things could've went his way. I did and a receiver slips on one interception He sailed a throw on dig route to Keenan in. I'm he made a few decisions. The line was a little banged up. Russell Oh Kunsman in and out the lineup all year and then there are other tackle Tevi. He misses last night in those guys on on his own line. A kind of struggled a little bit. They got in some situations where it was obvious past situations and they struggle with pass protection. But I think if you look at last night and look at the positives. The situation Melvin Gordon looked great. He'll cry the first thing I'm trying to do is I'm trying to figure out a way that I can re-sign Melvin Gordon than you know Phil. He's he's got a family here. He's been the chargers whole life. You know I figure out a way to bring him back on something that works and then I try to improve important casts around him. All right Okay so we're week eight week nine in the NFL season. Take me to your career which was twelve NFL seasons. Are you banged up. You are everybody everybody is hurt to some degree at this point. Are you injured. Probably probably some But everybody's banged up and I think this would chose if you're really committed. Are you taking care of your body. Are you getting massages. Are you doing things like rest and recovery. What would you do on Monday? After a game massage what would you do on Tuesday. Tuesday was Like an off day but I was either GonNa get like an an active. Lift some type of live to get by going. I'm just trying to get my mind right right for the week and then Thursday. It's practice Wednesday Wednesday. It's me Wednesdays Wednesdays of like a full padded practice now when you came into the League Orlando will you will you is committed or did you learn as a veteran I think as I was younger I mean I was more hungry and I was more committed I think as I got older and got a little bit more comfortable. If I can take some things back I would love to be more committed what I like to drink a a little bit less party a little bit less absolutely but at the time I was living my life but I was I was always a committed player. I had a cocktail last night. And have a show today like I'll never never be critical of at Orlando Scandal. Twelve years in the NFL. Ten with the Dallas Cowboys Chiefs Eagles as well. So it's great senior. Love having you on the show thank you. Thank you for having Virginia missed the game where you like to broadcasting. I do miss the game obviously on Sundays but I mean this broadcast the thing is like I like it I get to know still watch it from a different perspective and you know I get to just be be Martin appreciate it. Ma'am thank you. Joy with the news only heard on the news. This is the headline news. Aren't you guys. Were just talking about it. Freddie Kitchens in the browns not living up the expectations the team had before the season and now there's reports that there's an increasing belief that kitchens could be fired before the end of the season and even if he's not let go during the season the consensus around the NFL is that he will be dismissed after the season is over. I would do that if I had a choice. I'd do that over now. I'm very against firing coaches midseason unless there is some other kind of circumstance involved in the situation Shen. I don't get the point. You're not if you're firing a coach. Mid Season the only motivation would be in my mind is to get ahead of the coaching search for the other teams that are firing coaches midseason. Because what are what are you setting. Is there someone else in the building by the way better option so cleveland. Joy loyd hosts the bills. I think they're favored so if Cleveland one they'd be to insects the steelers underdogs to the rams. If they lost they'd be four and five the idea that and we we all know that we're halfway through the season so they also face five backup quarterbacks in a week they've very lights for the like as light as the League Russell. If you beat Buffalo on Sunday in the steelers lose your a game out of a potential when you're in the wildcard talk. It's not that you're in the Wildcard Pau. All you have to do is when we say it all the time just win Sunday. That's all there is to it but but the problem is they just lost to the broncos after a disastrous week devastating loss devastating and. That's not the respect to the broncos. The browns should have won that game. And now you're in a situation where it's full on panic and this is what it always is with the browns. No one should be surprised. This is the as you said earlier. Six head coach and eight years since taking over the team since nineteen ninety nine. They have had thirty starting quarterback Lord that is the opposite of whatever the opposite of continuity is chaos. They've had it. It's it's always chaos in Cleveland so I don't know why any of us are surprised myself included because this this is this is what they do every single year. I would hate to see them car. Fire Kids in the middle of the season. What's the point? What was the difference between Hugh Jackson and Freddie Kitchens for us more experience and you had hard knocks so so you felt like you had to do a deeper intuition into what was going on with a dysfunction in Cleveland and we didn't have that this year there have the same exact record? There's no difference I I don't fire in the middle of the season please. So the giants the jets this weekend and that poses a very big problem for the Barclay Family Sake. Ones that as a huge jets fan and even Saquon doesn't know which team is going to be rooting for her songwriting. Well no let's see How Dag on handle the Yes kind of weird because is he has a tattoo so even where there's a Saquon Barkley jury that he's still the jets the jets. You've probably I think he's GonNa Wear Jersey That's going to be interesting but I I'll give I give it to them because it's a Joe Amos This is going to be. I think I got Him Jersey. Actually the Joe Namath. One so But at the end of the day I I know this the situation will come about one day but I'm having fun you know. How would the jets have grown up to So as it's fun it's going to be a little fun competition the Barclay. It's interesting when when you grow up in that city I've always found this fascinating Goulet. You grew up in the by New York. This is fascinating so you have the Yankees. That are the gold standard of the sport. And you become a mets fan and you have. The giants have won multiple super bowls in your jets. Fan It some point. Wouldn't you just say you know green and blue or not that different. I'm just changing uniforms. Wouldn't you go with a winning side. Words that is not how it works Yeah this is serious saquon Barkley that actually has a jets tattoo. We have a picture. Shove it it's like he is he is a true. GotTa root for Fan of your kid was born in the bronx those families from the Bronx. He idolized Curtis. There's Martin growing up. This is funny to me because my brothers from from Pittsburgh obviously so anytime anything would happen with the steelers and the dolphins when he he was playing it was like this huge Not Conflicts. Obviously you're going to root for Jason. But it was like my aunt was so where steelers Jersey. It's the thing I think it's what fans are like. It's a real conflict And that's probably why for me. It's easy for me to be fans of both teams. 'cause I gotta I gotTa root for my brother. I was a jets fan for one year. Sure sure it was a great year. I loved it it was fun. Finally we love these There's not allow for the Lakers outside of L. A. Right now according the geotech twitter data gathered by sports insider dot Com Lakers are the most hated. NBA team this season. The website chocolate one hundred thousand tweets I using phrases like. I hate the an insert the team to determine the most team. So it's very scientific but I there's a lot of golden state in there are to still lingering. I think that's probably going to go away by next year. Not There's not a whole lot to hate going on right now. The most hated team in California's the clippers. I find them incredibly likeable. Well I mean it's Lakers fans madikwe. You're you're you're right there you go. That's all that that is. I mean the Lakers people. Hey Dynasty hate dynasties we don't really eighty well look at the ratings and the way that the leaks say. Don't notice the Lakers cursor hated places out West that have looked up at the Lakers for like Portland and Seattle and McDowell the Texas teams hate. Bill that's a lot of envy. That's not a heat map that's an MD map. There's little pop of rockets in there too which is which is interesting and fun but these are always funny like they always flip depending on really where Lebron is delayed Miami. The entire country hated. Hey there was only only Florida was the only team rooting for the uh-huh astronaut Michael Joy with the news. Well that's the news. Thanks for stopping by heard. Lie To things all Address load management where we're all being sort of hypocrites with Kawhi Leonard and there is a team. NBA's euro that duos. It's actually be coming after last night the NFL's becoming the year of the do all will explain. It's Kinda cool that's coming up next. 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You're there and you're like I'm part of American history. It's unbelievable unbelievable. So you know this year in the NBA has been the year of the duo's annual pf to stars all over the place and it's actually after last night's reiter later win it's becoming the NFL the year of the duo's so It's pretty interesting you have in the AFC. The Patriots and bills have separated the Ravens. The steelers the Texans the colts and the chiefs and now the raiders have all kind of separated from the rest of the division in the NFC cowboys. Eagles Packers Vikings Saints Panthers Authors Niners Seahawks the one exception. That is not a duo that I think is gonNA make a real push to make. The playoffs is going to be the rams at five and three. I think they win this weekend. It was part of my blazing five. I think since they acquired jalen Ramsey Dante Fowler's played great Aaron. Donald still a beast. I think it's a defensive lead team. They have the deepest purpose. Receiving core of their offensive line is healthier. And they're going to now start moving around and using their rookie running back and I do believe that. Not only schedules matter. I can get obsessed on these but head coaches and quarterbacks matter who do you face if you look at the rams over the next month they face Mason Rudolph Mitch Trubisky. Young Lamar Jackson and and cuyler Murray summer talented. They're all young and inexperienced and this defense is playing great Seattle conversely on defense that is struggling of late faces in order Jimmy Garoppolo in San Francisco Carson Wentz and Philadelphia Kirk cousins. And then Jared Goff and Sean McVeigh so I I think over the next month. It's going to be very easy in the year the duo in the NBA and NFL. I think the rams or that one team in third place. They're very good off buys outside side of the Super Bowl McVeigh has owned the FCC. Ten Ino- I do think the NFC's better than the AFC and so it's a very beginning. What can I like the rams? It's one of the games I really really like. I like good coaches off buys Manzini talked about it earlier. Rams beat the steelers all right so last night in the NBA. A Lot. A lot of controversy say. I showed love controversy loud management. which by the way as joy and I talked about earlier Leonard sits out then last night he comes plays arrested plays great dominates the fourth? It wasn't a big deal until they gave it the name load management anytime you give someone named stretching yoga now it's a phenomenon at one point. We had the pet rock for about two years. We were into rocks because we call it the pet rock PA- Ladas pliability. We all want to be pliable pilates. Okay now it's a it's a culture so we got a name for it now. Everybody's freaking out and Charles. Barkley does not like this Sitting out stuff at all as minor injuries in his major interest is take twenty four forty eight to flu not. Stop at check by the Jack before that you know. Listen listen just say you don't want to keep playing back to back just to be honest with the fans and with ESPN alot of Roman. Let's be fair. I don't think there's an injury I do. Not all right I would prefer guys. Don't sit out okay. I don't. It's good optics. I think a lot of NBA fans. It's expensive I don't like I was a kid I drove the song didn't drive. I was driven Sonics Games. I want to downtown Freddie Brown Dennis this Johnson and Jack Sigma and Gus Williams play if a shown up and down I mean I I love down to. I mean I stephen. A Smith. Once that was his favorite player grownup downtown Freddie Brown as malign gene so I drove to the game and didn't see him be bummed out. I like my stars plan if I drove to a game and Russell Wilson play. Happy that we're going to the game we all you young people people now like stars more than teams research shows that young sports fans they don't care about the thunder they liked Westbrook care about the warriors they like staff you go to games for players in the NBA. You really do you. Don't go for the for the shield that's the NFL. You don't go in the summer to a baseball game because your grandfather did your the 'cause you WanNa honesty stars and I don. I don't think the optics are good consumer is being rewarded. But let me just say this Charles Barkley in his prime I'll just the number of games he played sixty seven. Seventy five seventy six sixty five sixty eight and seventy one and then it got old. That went down to fifty three. I like chuck but you know what it was called tired. Sore Hammy knee hurt. The minute we called it load management people freaked out. I mean that's part of it Charles. Barkley was a guy he took took a lot of games off but nobody called it anything. It was just called partied hard last night in New York. I Want Philadelphia Game Off. Here's the other thing. Is that once shoe become the NBA star Driven League. Once you become arguably the best player in this league for the microphone the microscope the scope heats up people for years like you know the NBA Stars to poetic all know. Lebron was into Politics Damian. Lillard and won't talk politics. Six Janas didn't WanNa talk politics. Chris Polin Talk Politics but grid. One doc politics Westbrook one talk politics. James Harden politics now. Lebron talk politics because because he was the best player in the microscopes on him. Everybody's like everybody talk politics. Lebron by the way loan management okay so now co is arguably the best player the microscopes on him because he's threatening Lebron just like Lebron threatened. MJ and everybody's like way own Management Russell. Westbrook took a took a game off this week load management. Nobody cared why because we don't consider them the best player. So this is a star driven leak and when you are the best player for a brief time it was doctor Jay and then it was Kareem and then it was a magic and that was imagine bird and Kobe and we knew about their private lives. And now you add twitter and social media and load management and this is just what happens guys have been taking time off forever. But they weren't the best player in the game and once in in this star driven league you become the best player I mean you guys have been going to strip clubs forever. Why do I know James Harden does this play a guy that's a backup on Houston that goes more and James Harden but in a star driven league? We are obsessed about the guy who threatens the guy and Colli now is threatening Lebron James. I do think Kobe right now for this second. Can't I don't know how long it will. Last is the best player on the game. If I need a bucket I take Kover. Lebron you to stop. I take over Lebron but I think we have done this that we look at an the individual and if he leads an industry and this individual has a habit or a theme or a strong belief we think the industry does Lebron talk politics. Ninety eighty nine percent of these players. Don't WanNa talk politics. They don't want the blowback by the way co is doing load management. Ninety percent of these players aren't doing load management. Everybody in this league league's Miss Seven Games. That's kind of in the NBA season starts and Kobe's like at the you know in. Kobe gets to appoint Kobe. Okay can I take the road game off before the All star break. They get an extra day. Can I take the last road game of the year in Phoenix off. Can I take. This is what players do they circle it. They give it to a team president. I mean this is is such a star driven league. I'm told James Harden tells Mike Dantonio Dantonio goes to harden. Can we practice tomorrow here. Yeah when's the team plane lane taken off. They'd clear it with James. That doesn't mean James is a bad guy but that's the league. How's your star feeling and this was all negotiated by Kawhi Leonard? It was all negotiated. Okay the clippers clippers complaining about this. They sat down Malibu. Doc Rivers Jerry West. I'm not sure if bomber was there I think it was the basketball guys with coin DOT COM. If you you get Paul George Keep Lou Williams on the bench and I can take twenty games off never like check check check world role. Good I I mean do I think it's a great optically. I think it's terrible but we're all good. Nobody's going to hurt the NBA Long-term at all. Trust I mean if that sport became available on the open market networks would be lining up this one included to buy it. We would don't be that guy in the room in the long sloppy sloppy looking untucked shirt go to UNTUCKIT DOT COM. The Code is heard twenty. Percents off H. E. R. D.. Our three Brady Quinn stops by LSU Alabama Chase Young Story Brady Quinn. 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He's on the road he's doing stuff he's doing prep eight years in the NFL. browned broncos chiefs Jets Rams College football guy for our network big noon kick out. That's been a home run. Show congratulations by the way. Patrick Mahomes is GonNa Start Sunday against the titans folks. We'll get to that in a second. Let's start with Alabama. LSU This is interesting in the NFL. There's kind of a sense. You're hurt play in college. You're going going to be a number one pick. No there is a little thing here. Do you think nick's a little uncomfortable with it. Bama's a little uncomfortable knowing he not right. I think there are probably a little uncomfortable with thinking to themselves. Can they beat this team right. And if they can't or if it wasn't the play could they still absorb a loss and get in the playoff. I think that'd be the day I don't know what their schedule I mean. Look Auburn's a good team. They're gonNA play them the iron bowl the end of the year but I think if they lost Lsu they could potentially put put themselves in a position to be on the outside looking in especially considering. You still have a Georgia teen. That's in the mix right and if even if they were if they were to lose different story but I don't know I'm not sure if I'm not sure if they could based on the strength of schedule and some of the other teams out there that are in the mix especially in Ohio State Penn State. I think we've seen now. They they look at the big. Ten is one of the best conferences if not the best with six teams being in the top twenty five and obviously Ohio state is number one. Yeah I mean he is. Oklahoma may not lose again again. That might not help Oklahoma. I mean you've got you've got the patch well-positioned ahead of them right now. Oregon beat Washington in Seattle. They beat USC who they they play. Do they have well. That's the thing with both Oregon and Utah even though they're ahead of Oklahoma if you look at the rest of their games they're not gonNA play another ranked opponent so they play each other assuming zooming that the PAC twelve doesn't Mess things up with I mean really the state of Arizona both got Pueblo Arizona and then and then one of them's GonNa play on a state but de like if to a place do you like I like Bamut because to me nick. Saban's coached in. I think it's eighteen games in this series one fourteen. He's awful by which so as ed but off a bye. I think Knicks hard to beat. I like Bam f- to a plays they're scheduled before the by if kind of been able to focus on this one maybe a little bit more than because of that schedule that they've got to play through that's part of it. I think the other thing is everyone's had such a hard time matching up with Alabama. They've actually faced the second fewest snaps of man to man any form of man-to-man on-demand really. Yeah because no no one can play a man to man coverage while they're receiving core is absurd. It's you're you're going to see. Probably three first round picks out of that group. I would imagine Judy Judy. Dude he's GonNa be the one of the first if not the he's probably the best wide receiver prospect in his class will probably be a top ten pick. WADDLES GONNA be somewhere behind so we'll rugs rug should probably go go ahead Waddell Smith eventually as well so this is loaded of a group as you've ever seen it. It's one of the reasons why you're looking at an Alabama offense that's really led by by the past not so much they're run anymore. This is a different offense. This is a different challenge for a lot of defense is now so as Alabama faces zone defenses. Because that's almost the way you you have to play him. Does that as a quarterback does that. Help the running game. If I know I'm going in facing zones I I don't know that necessarily helps the running game. I I would say if you run a lot of. RPO's was which which Alabama does it does then right to can run a ton of those now with his leg but here's the misconception with an RPO an Rpo the broader turn right run pass pass option so everyone up fronts blocking the run and you've gotta run called but then it doesn't necessarily mean. The quarterback has to be a part of that rushing attack if he decides to keep it. It just means you have to have other passing routes involve to to give you the pass option as part of that so when you're watching a lot of the tape if they're playing it's a lot of sewn coverage if those backers though safeties in the front seven those guys get nosy and come up you're going to have big time voids whereas versus man to man coverage a little bit more tricky right that route Mike it impacted because of the press man to man. Or there's it's GonNa be a guy trailing him where you're not gonNA have as big a window to throw and that's the difference between man zone but again if you WANNA play man to man coverage they can just run a good old fashioned go. Route Beach Downfield all day long wrong. Because they're that south that on the outside. Who's the best team though you've seen this year? Okay I mean I wouldn't even second guess that people were second guessing what their strength of schedule has been compared Lsu and it's fair to a certain degree. But I also think Ohio state's been the more complete team all year long. I mean looking at all three phases. The way they've played. I would say that team and I saw them in training camp and I remember walking away from that training camp calling. That team looks different. And it's not just the fact that they've got big time caliber guys like like a chase young for example and. I'm sure we're GONNA talk about him in a minute. Justin feels as a remark. But they've but they've got depth they can rotate in front this front seven in the front in particular because they have so much staff and they've done such a good job recruiting obviously coach. Meyer for many years and I'm sure we'll continue that on Shea. Shown did not borrow money from an agent. It was a family early memory paid it back. Full disclosure total honesty. It feels like it Max. One game suspension. I think the kid had some financial hardships. Didn't go through an agent. Paid it all back back. You could have probably never been covered. He brought it up. What is your take oil? Yeah they self reported it right right and so obviously they realized there could have been something wrong so they self reported it and I think they're trying to handle in hopes that the NCAA won't take a much harsher approach. However I mean being Notre Dame alum and washing what they did a few years ago Oh because of what former student athletic trainer helping out some players and basically vacating twenty one victories which was extremely harsh? Considering there was no institutional instability. There wasn't any sort of issue like that and they had self reported it yet. They still got punished. Man If chase young didn't play in two weeks against Penn State does it change the outlook. Look to you though I think it does. I mean there's no doubt because it's going to change. How Penn State looks playing Ohio State? If Chase Young's on the field every single time you line up yeah okay. Where's he at because it's a pass play? We have the slide the line we have to you know put a tight end to make it a longer path to get there. Maybe chip some on the way our. He's a running back the chip on the way out. Even if I if it's the run game I mean he's a complete player and that's why he's such a bulletproof prospect and to be honest with you this probably a lot of people the NFL level. They're like that's that's not the worst thing in the world if he doesn't play the rest of the both the same thing this other. There's probably some people who feel that way especially people were picking at the top or project to be picking the top next year's draft one Moore College question I don't think CLEMSON's overrated. I think they remind me the Florida gator team. That won a national championship in basketball years ago with four. NBA guys in the following year. That were bored out of their mind than the tournament happened in. You're like oh they shifted gears. You never lose in regular season games. I think I think little pop wants the Games matter. I don't know that it really matters unless they slip up right. I mean that's what this is about. We know how good clemson can be but each years different every year the new year and I think this group I just got off to a much slower start. I don't offensive line was playing as well right as people notice. Defensive Line had a ton of people to replace sure but they've actually been a pretty good job replacing them and their defense has played played well this year. That hasn't been the issue with this team. In my opinion it has been more. The offensive line play was. The lack of a consistent rushing attack was obviously some poor throws incisions by Trevor Lawrence. which again he's young a young? Yeah I mean. We're going to see it from True Sophomore Sophomore. I was in that position. It's a tough position to be in and you're still gonNA have your inconsistencies. But they'll be just fine I but I think if they lose now they're in jeopardy and again with where the College Football playoff committee put them at five instead of four. It goes to show you. They're giving teams credit for the Non Conference Conference scheduled up played and what they've done so far by the way the all time Notre Dame passing yard passing touchdown leader Brady Quinn. He's great on our show. Big Noon kickoff on Fox two weeks from now it's so how State Penn state which visually is one of the last few remember it was at last year gusts and Joel or the year before it was the best football game. Think College apply watched on. TV stadium was absurd right. It always is. I mean I. It was fun taken. Man Reggie out there and Matt have been before but as Reggie's first time because when we went there for. Oh how stay Wisconsin. You know it was raining outside and we got there early and we'd been some other places I'm not going to say where specifically but people already out tailgate at seven am looking at. Its so hi Football's a little different here. It's a little part of the culture here so when you get up there you're gonNA see one hundred thousand deep sit in the stands even the Ponchos on rain or shine they they show up. Let's talk about out Ohio. You're drafted by the browns. The Freddie kitchen situation. I'm not a huge fan of humiliating coaches or players. midseason firings is almost an impeachment for a coach. Could you make an argument. It may be is okay. Well I'd say if Y- If if behind closed doors there's some things going on that just aren't acceptable in a a work environment or within a within any team it doesn't appear that way from the outside but again I'm not in that locker room so I don't know what sort of discussions are happening. And what's going on at practice or in some of those has meetings so if they did fire him during the season that's usually why you end up seeing that it's just chaos behind the scenes. It's chaos behind the scenes. They're having a hard time controlling the per Saudis and. I don't think that's the case with this team. I mean we haven't heard that much from Odell. That was the biggest concern. Actually Odell despite the watch and visor verbally. He's just played. Yeah he's he's gone out and played and a and look he struggled but so is everyone else. This offense has really struggled. Baker struggled and it all comes down to the the same thing we talk about the battle in the trenches and that's what it comes down through. Their offense align has not played. Well they haven't helped him out he hasn't been as good either. I'm not going to let them off the hook for that but you know that's the challenge to us. He's a young player. Sleek trying to grow and people have got a lot of tape and a lot of the things they saw from last year or now. They're trying to export some of those weaknesses. But I think the only the only other reason why you would want to make a change is if you're Jimmy d hassle and even even though they've got a terrible track record of getting rid of coaches and just kind of turning over very fast. If if you feel like you've made a mistake I think in this league now. One of the things that separates bill check from everyone else's is when he makes when he when he decides. He made a mistake. He moves on like he doesn't he doesn't hang onto a player he he doesn't keep the knowledge long he just he moves on. He moves in a different direction. And there's something to be said for that. So if Jimmy and ask them feel like he's not the right guy for the job they made a mistake you know. I think it would make some sense. The problem is because their track record. Now you look at the next candidate and you say who wants that job exactly like who goes in there. Think there's any any sort of stability otherwise paying them a ton of money and so they've got some financial security. That's that's really all you could offer them at that point. We maybe a talented roster to work with Patrick Mahomes just denounce will start against Tennessee. He's not one hundred percent. Go back to your career. How often were you a hundred percent? Well I'd afoot in journalist Frank Injury which is some kind of hand in dealing with. It's awful and I finally. I didn't have surgery on it. I wish I would have. And I've been saying this talk in regards the Cam Newton whereas if he's in doubt dealing with a Liz Frank get surgery. There's no original audience. The list Frank. The list frank is a ligament across your mid foot. Basically it helps keeping your your toes or what's called your metatarsal Taurus's from separating so imagine your first and your second so and that ligament that helps them hold together being torn in. Yeah it's it's painful creates instability. You know for for me. I struggle with my motion breakers as you transferred you step to that left foot. You'd fall away a little bit because you wanted. You didn't want to put too much pressure on it because it's GonNa hurt some subconsciously. You deal with that kind of stuff but for Patrick Mahomes. I love the fact that he's going out there and play and I think the obviously need him if they WANNA win the super rable but it's a big decision to make and look if he's not going to be at any greater risk in everything that I've read and seen it doesn't sound like he's at any greater risk now coming back to play a as far as reinjuring at the same injury then move forward and go do it right. And that's one of the reasons why I think everyone on that team in the organization loves them and it's one of the reason why he's GonNa get paid a lot lot of money when it's all said and done. Yeah finally Mitch trubisky This Week. I'm turning the TV's off in the facility it's very negative I defended him. I said listen man I don't Read My. I mentioned on twitter most of the time because I have opinions however they land they land. I don't WanNa get into squabbles. And screw my self esteem up and be second guessing my opinions. I mean d d when you were struggling the NFL. And you're a young quarterback and you really need not yes men you need support. Can you validate him to say. I don't want want to hear this debate. Show noise all day. Yeah you can validate that. But you know he's in a different era now. I mean you really can't escape it with social media everything else that's going on. I mean social media was just US coming about and it was kind of so new and foreign that I. I really didn't know how to use it. I really didn't pay much attention to it. I remember being in college and having though facebook facebook and thinking to myself. Why would anyone want to advertise? What they're doing socially right? It was all facebook right. I got today was the facebook and I was like. This is just an awful awful idea so I was still to this day. I'm not a part of it but you know the only thing I'd say about turning the TV off now is if you're turning them off now you probably the tournament last year too. Yeah right because you got to block them out and good and bad because you can also listen to your praises too much and maybe that happened a little bit this off season with this team and now they haven't been really able to figure out how to win this year or I should say at times to how to not lose games because there's two different ways of playing that and I think a lot of teams in the NFL who figure out a win but then they also don't figure out how to lose games at times to and that's why again the New England Patriots always the standard because they know how to win and they know how to lose two great having you. You're terrific broadcaster. Brady Quin big noon. Kickoff Tomorrow Fox Eleven an Urban Reggie Matt Brady and Rob Stone and just love Just terrific broadcaster. Just love listening to you in Washington. We I didn't get the chance to talk about the store when I was ineligible for like four hours one year you would you do well. It's it I'll make the long story short. It's not that long. I went to visit a professor. He said that I could park behind him. Because there's no space block him in and I remember going and we probably met for about thirty minutes when I came back outside. My car is up on a tow truck. Someone had called it so the car and so you know. I'm a college kid. I was working at the time. I got a job. One day. A week at The office of News and Information and I didn't have enough cash on me because you know once. Those wheels are off off the ground. It's gone don't get me wrong. My car was appeal. S I gotta take it. Do you get much sport anyway. But I was trying to get him to get it down and oppressive trusted. Look grab some cash. I'll pay for it. You'll be good that we can get your car and you can kind of move on to class. Well it got report into compliance at Notre Dame. They self reported and I get call and class was back where you had the razor phones right little flip phones and saw keep getting a call from Charlie Weis. I'm going man. What does he call me for? He knows I'm class right now. So walk out with the phone up. He's like hey you're ineligible what happened. This morning's asked for explanation and I didn't realize I did anything wrong. Especially because the professor told me Park there so I ended up having to go to the notre. Oh Damn Federal Credit Union. I got a check to make the check out for. I think double whatever the amount was like eighty bucks or something to get down so I I did get I'd to pay one hundred sixty bucks aside to donate it to a five. Oh One C.. Three charity it just so happened to be donation. Went to Henan friends with Charlie Weis charity. So I ended up being able to practice actress later on that day. NBA eligible. But it was the only time my life where I four hours ineligibility sitting in class trying to pay attention to myself like am I gonNa be eligible for the game. How's this GONNA at Work Laura and again? It wasn't anything that I would consciously did was trying to get around anything I just. I didn't have cash on me at the time I was parking. Where professional told me to park? That's how all the NCAA works right. That's all these things good to know. Though that he drove a p o s in college just like the rest of US know Ida get in through the passengers. It was a two door Ford explorer. Spor four I to get into the passenger side and for whatever reason I had to put the car I always so I could put it in drive. 'cause it wouldn't go in reverse sometimes so I if I was like you. Awesome my girlfriend at the time and we got in the back out and went back out. I was like all right. We're walking video of player. I think two weeks ago Notre Dame his carton isn't it great to know the Notre Dame's quarterback. He drove what everybody else drove. It did not have a backseat my car at times when I drive arrive because at the time I was dating girl she was at in my of Ohio. So I drive like a four hour drive your sear. It would sound like when I was in the highway like a plane taking off and I'm looking I'm looking at everything like the. RPM's aren't going up. I've no idea what the sound is. Is the car going to explode at some point but it actually made it. I drove a GMC. Pacer Sir. I it had so much mold in it that a friend of mine got in and he was majoring in something in medicine. And he's like dude. That's mold you could doc toxic toxic mold in your car and I'm like I was just going to grow pot back there. Something my car back that my roof in the back was all green. It was it it was a college folk. Sounds like a better environment for mushrooms. And by the way as as opposed to Washington state joy with news. Thanks Brady This is the third line news. All right so now. We know Patrick Mahomes will start Andy. Rita's announce the Patrick mahomes start for for the chiefs Sunday against the titans. Unless something happens so not sure what that means but he was a full participant in practice this week and he missed just two games with a dislocated kneecap which is kind of incredible. That's how I am. I see I was saying was dislocating my kneecap painful extremely I mean yes. But I've been in worse pain and as more of like a buzz. Anyway Matt Moore went one and one In mahomes absence. Great can't ask for more than that. After losing to the packers and being the vikings now they're scheduled coming up good time interesting there at the chargers after this week at the titans this weekend at the chargers then they ever by then. They had the raiders at home at the Patriots which will be the law to gain plot of interesting games. 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I won't do the moon shots anymore. I did the wrong thing. People Are you listening sitting out there I made cowherd run around right and I'd like hitting the relief. They're already likes sitting on the basis of what we do. Is We take the big stories of the weekend. What will tomorrow's Maros headlines be so all the headline be after the Lsu Alabama Game Tomorrow's headline today we know Alabama's dominated the series one one eight straight over LSU? I believe the headline will be the tides have turned I like. LSU here calling. I mean when you look at. LSU's issues ethos over the last decade. It's run the football big ten style right three yards around dust. That's just not what they are now. People who haven't really watched them. This is the fourth highest scoring team in the country. Joe Borough is just a machine. They scored the last four meetings with Alabama twenty six points combined. They got shut out twice. They could would have that going into the fourth quarter I think. LSU Is the side. Here Collin I know you like Obama. I've heard from people who are going to be at the game. That was not going to start. He wants to play and we'll play but he won't start the Game I. Do you trust the backup quarterback Mack Jones against Lsu. In in the biggest game of the year I still think they could win. Close I will say that Gary Danielson I think joy you had this earlier I trust Gary Danielson he works for. CBS Sec. Guys great right yeah. He said he went to practice. And he's not one hundred percent so you know listen if I know to a- camp move as now Lsu also lost one of the best linebacker dead it so that that was a weird moment. Now let me ask you this if your tour are you playing in a regular season game winning five games from now you're going to be a top five pick. Well I million the quarterback yes if I was running back. Maybe it's different as a quarterback I think you that's part of what you sign up for all right tomorrow's headlines Today Vikings cowboys. He's game tasty game's Day night. Everybody wants to fade kirk cousins. Prime time he stinks. I believe the headline will be Dalvin. Cooks The Dallas Dallas Defense Minnesota here has to be the side Colin. I know I heard you earlier talking a little bit about kirk cousins stack. And you like better which I find crazy. Let me ask you this. Who Do you like? Better Mike Zimmer or Jason Gary I think I think Jason Garrett to better communicator I think Mike Zimmer. There's a better defensive guy in big games I think. It's a tossup so Mike Zimmer awful loss in his career with the Vikings twenty three and eight against the spread he is amazing bouncing back and then when he steps out of the division. When you're not used to seeing these defensive schemes and the running game they've got he just obliterate teams? I mean in Dallas. All they've beaten Heaton is therefore no in the division right against the giants and the Redskins. They did beat the eagles but the vikings there one in three outside of the division and they're one win is against Miami. I'm still not buying Dallas. You enjoy them. I think delvin cooks in line for a big game. Your Guy Vander Rush. He supposedly is still injured. May Not play this week I like the Vikings here all right tomorrow's headlines Today Bills Browns game is browns. Kill me again last week here in this spot but the big story. He was not the Odell sneakers but the Baker Mayfield shaving situation the headline will be ballers Shave Club. I got to be honest. That's my favorite headline. We've ever done baller shape. I get so excited about this. After I get off the show my phone just blows people love this segment okay. So Baker shows up with a full beard. Then he's guy let me shave for the Fu Manchu before the game and then after the game the loss when he failed miserably in the radioiodine. NFL All coach not a head coach in NFL coach. Text me and say that is a really ridiculous situation coach. said that if your quarterbacks doing that you've you lost. Can you imagine if Tom Brady did. Some nonsense would be mocking him until the end of the day of the week and Russell Wilson. Nobody does this but that being said I I think and I've said this like four times here though. The browns have to win this game right. You talked earlier about Freddie Kitchens being on the hot seat. I mean Freddie Kitchens. This has to be his season season right here he could get fired. Kareem Hunt showing up Kareem Hunt combined with Nick. Chubb should run for three hundred yards against Buffalo. They just let Adrian Peterson. WHO's older than can you rush for like a buck fifteen? I do like Buffalo Staff. HOW COME ON DENVER STAFF BEAT CLEVELAND? I think Buffalo's staffs better. If Josh Allen Beats Them. The way that Brandon Allen did for Denver last week I. I wouldn't be shocked if kitchens is out on Monday. I'm not kidding. 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The Herd-HOUR-3-NBA Finals, NFL offenses

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

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The Herd-HOUR-3-NBA Finals, NFL offenses

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It's very easy for a quarterback with no tree season to throw it around with wide receivers and tight ends. It's hard for middle linebacker practice with middle linebackers work on his coverage skills and it looks like to me the defenses are mile behind coach can catch up will they catch up? They will they'll. They'll make adjustments tour degree. You know obviously, you gotTa have players a lot of these teams that are really struggling right now they've had some severe injuries I mean at key positions but the one thing when you don't have a lot of practice and I can revert back to college days when you were playing on offense that you really didn't have enough time to practice for. When we were at Miami and we played in Oklahoma a team that was just as fast physically as us. They were running at a faster speed and I. Think you see that a little bit now the defense is really have been doing much in the off season where these offense guys have been throwing the ball and catch and run and throwing and catching running can't do much on defense. So now we get in here and I just think that the offense is. Doing everything and a faster pace and don't lose sight of no noise. All these quarterbacks are everybody's nervous about jumping off sides. It's it's slow into defense down to some degree quarterback can get in the huddle and talk to everybody they don't have to be waived. I can't hear it because it annoys I think crowd noise is really lack of crack crowd noise is really helping the offenses and particularly to quarterbacks to start as fast as they are. Yeah, I. THINK THAT'S A really, really good point. Everybody it's like again, it's like practicing in a stadium you can do and say what you want and you know ad-lib dear, receivers and backs. So I'm not a big fan of firing coaches in seasons but this is a long nfl season and Adam to me wins tomorrow or I would move off him. What would you do with the jets head coach? The tough thing and you and I've talked about this call and you know he was hired for one specific reason. You know his expertise at quarterback position and you look at it and Sam Darnold in his year and he's still inaccurate a passer. Improve maybe that won't approve. Maybe that's as much. Sam's you know inability as it is Adam. Aces play. But. The problem is you you make the big thing. You get a levy on bell. He's been a washy es and helped you at all and now you get into a thing where you know you lose some games as a coach but you never lose the team I think you lose Thursday night it's been all over. This is a critical win or out game I don't know how he can recover from that if he doesn't win so Lamar is now Owen three against the chiefs and it wouldn't be a big deal except for the chiefs is probably the team. He has to get through and I do wonder he anytime. He trails in a game at half. He's not the same quarterback and I wonder if it gets into his head a little bit. Was He pressing on? Monday night heady earn the noise oh no. Here's Mahomes I've got to keep up he didn't look quite as good now as teammates didn't help at all but do you do you worry that it could get into a quarterbacks? I mean Brady's never lost Philip rivers the last time they played Philip rivers was pressing and was awful is in Lamar's headed all. I don't think so but I'll tell you what if it is he's better. He'd better get an either quick because the guy is up in the steel city. The Pittsburgh. steelers they are. They are trust me. They're getting better every week and you're a confident team right now at the vision you know what? The biggest shocker to me in that game and on our Sunday kickoff show I said I, Love Baltimore because of their defense. Kansas City I never thought I'd see this they out in my opinion, they out physical, the Baltimore Ravens, they out hit those guys watching this Damon. I'm saying the most physical team my opinion was Kansas City upfront the big guys. That was something that I haven't seen a whole lot. Kansas City and particularly against Baltimore. Very disappointing. So Bill Belichick, you're a defensive, Guy Bella checks. A Great Defensive Guy Mahomes is obviously at home against New England. Are there things you think Bella check could or will do to try to at least slow down mahomes and Kansas City's offense and the first thing that bill's going to do and I remember studying this last year when they played one game he he doubled up on hill and took hill out of the game and said Okay if you got Kelsey if you. WanNa, beat US next week it was trying to take Kelsey double him up and give Hilson place. So one of the two guys he's going to eliminate the two most dangerous guys on offense under team, and then as far as rushing you know, I don't see him trying to blitz him too much bills not going to let them get the big scramble bill's going to try to not get one one and try to give them the easy throw one on one for a touchdown. So I think they'll be somewhat conservative upfront. Is as much as you can do and get some control pressure. But the big thing is they're going to either take who they gonNA eliminate. They're gonNA eliminate somebody and make make calms find the other guy homes. So you're in Chicago Nick foles has replaced trubisky. It is of my opinion that Matt Nagy would have preferred to start the season with Foale's no pre season he goes back to trubisky but I I never bought I don't I didn't buy last year that Matt Nagy bought in to Mitch Trubisky but I think the general manager drafted him and there was some pressure to Plan D. do you buy my theory? To a degree. Yes. But also you know Ryan Pace General Manager, the bears when they did not pick up Mitch's. Going into this season a Nathan let's just play it out to me. I sat back and said Oh boy, that's not good. If you look at the history of quarterbacks that the team did not pick up your option year, it's not very good. There wasn't a whole lot of success. So to me, they sent the message right then and you know what? I don't know four full stores or better deep all the Mitch Yeah but I don't know how much of a better player he is. But right now he's given the bears ope. Hope that hey, if if they play lights out on defense, they can possibly get to the big dance because foles has been there and Mitch hasn't. So the biggest thing I'm getting I think their homes are so I with. The quarterback change is getting hope that they didn't have with Mitch. Trubisky and that's big I mean in your mind with veteran football team like the bears got that means an awful lot. So we've seen just in Herbert play. He's been way better than I thought seven hundred yards passing in two starts. Joe Borough hasn't won a game yet he's tied one, but I think he has been really really promising. They're asking a lot with a bad offensive line to who I thought was an eight minus prospect be plus has not played. How would you? How would you play this out? Ryan Patrick has done this before he's can be great for three or four weeks, but we kind of know what he is how would you play it out with tour? Yeah I was I was at Buffalo with V for two years and Fitches is the greatest team mate and he's winning now he's playing good. He's high energy everybody likes them, and but at some point you know it's very difficult to pull the string on a guy when when when the guy in front of is playing good but they got to do this at the end of the day to their future, and if they go through this whole year and they're not going to be a playoff team in my opinion, you know they're not GonNa win the division. So at this point I think. You. You gotta get to in there whether he plays the whole game or you put them in there in situations and give them a taste. But boy, if he loses the whole year, I think that's really going to put them behind all right browns or at the cowboys your gut feeling going into the weekend Cleveland's running second highest percentage of run plays in the I know you love that your thoughts about Cleveland. Going to Dallas. Dallas. I liked Dallas in this game and the reason being I think the style. That Cleveland's playing really fits a defense. Dallas has a problem when you get spread out and you gotta run you know he got some guys banged up. Their secondary is is struggling right now. But Cleveland I think is is a real good up for the Dallas cowboys defense because they're going to run it and you can find ways to gang up on the run. You gotta just eliminate the big play with Odell Beckham I liked the cowboys in this one I really do I don't know why I just because of the style of offense. That's what I'm basing it on that they're gonNA. Somewhat Conservative team or boy you can get focused in a defense and say, this is what we gotta do to win it. If you get a fanatical effort or at home I think they can win. Yeah. Dako was played better by the way at home as well. Dave lawn stat coach Dave good senior we'll see a Sunday. Science. Good calling. Thank you. At American Public University we believe that everyone should have access to a great education. It's not a privilege reserved for the few and we believe higher education must come with lower tuition because when more doors open more lives change. American public university within reach without limits. Online classes start every month. Learn more at American public you DOT com. I am Steve. Smith sear in on my new podcast cut to we're talking to your favorite athletes to get to know the people inside the jerseys, the New Orleans Saints Malcolm, Jenkins, how long did it take for you to talk to their body? Felt like it was in fight or flight I can't do this. Anymore I'm Steve Smith Senior and I'm Darryl Littlejohn and we're teaming up to cut to this in a follow on the iheartradio APP. Apple podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts goodstuff joy Taylor with the news. The News, this is the third line news. Ron has done quite a lot during his NBA career. Now, he's four wins away from his fourth championship, but after nearly three months, the bubble he says, this has been the most difficult time in his basketball career is. Probably. The most challenging thing I've ever done. As far as professional. said. Everything inside the bubble with whatever. It takes. On your mind and your body. Everything else. SPAN. When extremely? I know people are very cynical about this because you make a lot of money make a lot of money. And make very ridiculous comparisons to what is happening in the bubble to other things in life which shouldn't be made. But the reality is. This is unprecedented germ. Yes. They do make a lot of money. I guess is if they knew every year for the playoffs that they were going to have to go into a bubble away from their home family and friends, they'd probably negotiate for more money. Yeah. Because it's a very extreme situation, we just saw a successful hockey bottles, Tampa Bay lightning Stanley, Cup Championship. All they could talk about was how hard is bubble has been, and that's what the NBA players have going through his mouth. With. The clippers there's been tons of conversations about what it does to you mentally emotionally away from your home away from your kids we've seen stars voice their opinions say I don't like it. Jaanus Paul George we've had multiple stars would like it I, i. think that young guys are probably handling it better than the older guys but I'm sure they don't love it either. There's nothing really. And let's not let's not even forget that it's not just the players in their. It's their staff it's the training staff. It's the coaches one advantage to the bubble of course, is no airports no travel no driving to the hotel. So I think the energy of the players is yes much higher think Lebron's playing with energy. He had like seven years ago you I know they fly these beautiful planes but it doesn't matter. You still go to thirty five, thousand feet down van injury you're gonNA swell up like there's all kinds of. The energy I think has been what this tells me is we should have fewer playoff games a three game first round or five games. Players look tired sometimes travel seven games because the energy in this the quality of play a standing been tremendous and you've seen I mean. Incredible offensive performances because but honestly, the defense has been amazing as well like the level play overall is great but this is not surprising that is saying. Remorse in Exeter saying you know these wants to build up that. You know, Extra Special Championship I. I'm just buying into it. It's like what the bubble has been cannot they're going to do documentaries about the. And stock you series for years to come about what it was like to be in there talking to reporters and people that have been there like you you're building your own new home within the bubble. So the bad news for the cowboys that they've lost their two of their first three games this season the good news is the rest of the NFC is also terrible but Stephen Jones is not focusing on what the rest of the division is doing. He said on one, zero, five, three, the fan he's only concerned about the cowboys back on track. Obviously we're still very much in the back I think I tied first places instead here right now. So you know we just gotTa go to work. We need to worry about ourselves. We don't need to worry about other people. About other teams, we need to worry about our team and I think things will take. You also need to work on running the football more. They're passing sixty, six percent of the time and I. Know they're receiving Corps is great tight end core is and they need to establish more up front running the ball if you look at. Zeke and DAX rookie season was that's what they did. That's what they did. Design Dak runs Zeke run. Don't do you know they are my guys had this I? If zeke run since he got into the League fifteen times or more, I, think they're like. Thirty eight and fifteen or something offensive line isn't what it was. But sometimes you don't have to you know out think the room just because you do have these incredible offense of pieces. If you run the ball more, you're actually going to keep the defense honest, and then you'll be able to utilize those incredible offensive pieces more on the outside. Their time with the cowboys with the Washington football team at one and two eagles obviously to in one, and then the other giants at the bottom of the division Owen three. The dowse says, next three opponents are the browns this weekend, and then the giants and the card also. For the second week in a row, the falcons lost in heartbreaking fashion. It's kind of become their thing with a sixteen point lead in the fourth quarter against the bears Atlanta could've burn some clock to secure the win, but the team became aggressive on offense instead and offensive coordinator Dirk. Koetter explain why they decided to take that approach. Because we were we were struggling all areas. Our focus was more on we need to we need to. Flip the field here and score another time not necessarily run out the clock because. If you look at the time we had the ball there was there was still too much time they had all the time out. So we weren't really you know four minute offense mode. At that point, you're up sixteen points. How are you struggling in all areas? That's they do not Special Teams Gaffe Coaching Gaffes This is not right now a buttoned up ship they were up thirty, nine, twenty four over the cowboys with just under eight minutes left in the game clock. Your full control of the game in every aspect don't blow it. That's that's their thing these days. Yeah. The lions blow a lot of games. The Falcons blow a lot of games and the chargers. They're just franchises sometimes that have opportunities and they continually give the chargers. It feels like it's not always kind of felt like it's like it's like football guys just want to sprinkle a little extra bats. Misfield, go with the with the Falcons in the lions like what are you doing? Joy With News. Well. That's the news and thanks for stopping by Dr. heard lie lives in Miami two time Champ Chris, Bosh Awesome joining us next live be short a catch live editions of the heard weekdays at noon eastern not an Pacific on Fox sports radio s one and the iheartradio APP. When it comes to reaching health goals, it's all about changing your mindsets in your habits. Go to Neum free trial today N.. O. M. dot com slash heard you guys tell me when Chris Bosh is ready. and. Then I'll go to. Chris's ready he's going to get into the hall of fame played thirteen years was an all star eleven times multiple championships they retired his number one jersey. Great player for the Raptors. He's number two all time scoring for the raptors. He wouldn't even there that long. He's going to be a hall of Famer when they can vote Chris Bosh now joining us what's interesting. You. Know you've played on both of these kind of teams you've been on a star studded team like Lebron ad, and then you know then you've been on, you know and then you and Lebron and D. Wade. Then you've been on teams in your career where your the Bass guy you're the Jimmy Butler in Toronto and then you have a bunch of other good players. My Gut tells me Chris I. Go with the Stars in this league I know you live in Miami does feel like the Lakers it's their series to lose is that fair? Yeah I mean I think that's fair to say I mean, let's be honest. I. Think a lot of people expected the Lakers to be in this position not too many people really expected the heat to be in this position and yes sometimes that does give you a little bit of angst. It can be more pressure on the team with the most to lose. But like they've they've been here before their bill, very similar you know in terms of star power we. Were I mean three number one picks and Raytheon Rondo being the great NBA Point Guard that he is but you know it's a game in the reason that they play the series. You know that's what makes me excited about it I love story lines. I. Love Seeing guys go out there and play hard and I don't think there's no doubt that these are the two best teams in the NBA Can you explain the secret sauce with Erik Spoelstra? We didn't think they'd be here. In fact I didn't I thought Philadelphia had more talent Milwaukee Boston what is Spoelstra due to elevate? This is a mix of Drago. Bama's young what is his specialty? I think this preparation of working every day and understanding what's your identity is you know everybody talks about the heat culture in his beginning to be a buzzword but when you really get to the core of it is really just. Come to work every day, it can be as simple as that but having the mindset to come in and do what you need to do to be successful. You know having conditioning being a huge part of of the atmosphere in a team doing running those five sets in practicing when you do not feel like practicing getting those weight gain that way room in when you don't feel like I got a shout out to my God bill for ran. You know because you know it's a team effort in keeping guys together and it's just those things in the mentality. That make really that organization just great and you see these guys expressing that on the court every night you know I'm really it's pretty remarkable. Jimmy. Butler was starting to get a reputation and I'm guilty of it. I was like he's difficult. Then he goes to Miami and he's the ultimate guy and enjoying I have been saying this you talk about flip the narrative flip the idea of what he is. How do you think he did it because I was starting to think this guy can't get along with teammate? How did he I and? Sometimes. You can rub people the wrong way when you know a situation isn't right and you're not winning and that's what I was. kind of you know alluding to earlier in thinking about you know everybody kind gives Jimmy a tough time. Maybe that's because he wasn't in the situation he wanted to be in. Yeah he lou, you know he he seems to be a winner. He is a winner and he's just a tough knows old school player and he's one of those guys that don't mind if you don't like you know he actually thrives in that and I think that's kind of a law star NBA but with. That said he he believes they should be there that team believes they should be there and I can speak for every NBA player in if you're watching, you don't get to the championship to lose you get to win. So regardless what the outside perceptions are, they're there to win you know as you get older in life I. I'm certainly This is my life you get into habits I, like to go home hang out with the dog. See My wife see my kids young players young players in the bubble have flourished. A lot of the older players have not Milwaukee, the clippers they weren't as comfortable in the bubble. It's been harder for the Lakers because it's a roster of old guys. They got wives and kids and habits and families. I'm kind of blown away by how good the Lakers have been. Are you surprised the ease they moved through the? West. Actually yes you know I think we're all supply prize at a we didn't get that L. A battle that we ended up waiting more than a year for But you know regardless of that, it does seem very difficult to be in that situation but when you're trying to win a championship. Experience with it, things are going to happen that you don't want to happen. You know it's not so much about whether you want or not. It's about fighting through which you need to fight through to get the you know to get the accomplishment in accomplish your goal. You know, I think it does get harder when you're older because you have you have your favorite restaurant you know your bad is a little nicer. than the fabrics that I had in my rookie year as opposed. So. You know. But those things and you establish your home, you build your home. A Lotta guys have children you have a routine and you're already away enough and when you're away even more kind Kinda, it can be tough. Well, it's you've been such a credit to the game you're going to get it into the hall of fame. So it's Lebron against his former team and you are good friends with Lebron but you live in Miami Joy. The same thing is I'm I'm happy regardless of what happens but. You, know Lebron's a very interesting personality. He's moved and moved and moved, and I, think he's generally made the right decision when Lebron left you in the heat were you mad? Were you anxious? Were you shocked what was your emotional moment when you heard for the first time? Our mad man you know but. As a part of the game and I've actually told Lebron about that. We talked about it years ago and and I told them like, yeah, I was mad because you know when you're watching the best player in the world go and play for somebody else and then to they're pretty good. I couldn't I couldn't get mad two mad at the move I eventually had to get over it but all in all everybody's still had the success that earned. We still that year was tough bouncing back but regardless still gave us I guess it sparked the site that was going on I had a another ship all my shoulder, another reason to get about a bed and try to. Prolong my career but. All in all we talked about it. You know he's still a great dude. It obviously worked out for him and it worked out for me as well. I was GONNA say you. You've had a very good post basketball life which surprises nobody euro as one of the more thoughtful. You're smart dude you have your music single coming out in. Is it. It's Friday. Tomorrow or Friday, you have music single. I believe Friday I believe Friday we're I mean you know I've been on the phone all day. It's been super exciting just with the heat back in the finals and Lebron back in the final a lot going on. But Yemen producing music for four five years now. So I'm been working with some great artists and we're really really excited about the product that. Could. Now that we have Chris I love having you on the show. You are one of the best guys this league is ever had I just love when you come on and thank you so much and enjoy yourself. Appreciate and I got a book coming next year. So I'm GonNa make sure I send you a copy bleeds do we'll read it and then we'll promote it. Thanks man. Appreciate you Chris Chris. Bosh great high-school, college pro player. By the way I've said this for years that Miami Team I said. I thought it was the smartest team NBA history. Has Lem way. Batty a Lebron. Bosh? You never think about go look at the bad boy pistons. How many of those guys were GM's and coaches this league is hard. You get into this situation basketball look at the success how many of the Lakers have had the pistons had the Larry Bird's GM Kevin Mikhail's GM? So I mean Rondo High Q. Kevin Garnett's on TV Paul Pierce is on TV? Rail and could be if he wants but he's on a golf course somewhere that Miami team was unique because it was flawed they didn't have a center they were small Joel. Anthony was six eight. Lebron the point guard position was Mario Chalmers, but it was Lebron they didn't rebound particularly well in Lebron D. Wade almost had the similar games. They weren't perfect together like a shack and Kobe big man in a perimeter player it to me it was the most functionally. Innate intelligent basketball team in situations they were just absolutely superb. Well, Chris, kind of alluded to it there when you ask them about Spoelstra but. Role players and the right role players who buy into their roles are really what makes championship organizations because you're star going to do what your stars they're going to do. You have a system in a culture that supports row players and allows role players that do what they do best doesn't matter how flawed the team is because they're going to rise and do what they need to do when you need the. Mike Miller Shane, they even brought in bird man on a ten day contract like everybody everybody had they were very patriot like very smart buddy had a role do your job and it was a fascinating flawed. It wasn't warriors like you're like, that could be the best team ever. MJ Bulls. That's the best team it wasn't that it was like smart. Really one the moment. All the time, check it out and dry from dot com drive from N. dot com supplement get lean. See Tomorrow. At American Public University, we believe quality education must be more affordable. That's why as a leader in online higher education, we focus on minimizing costs and maximizing return on learner investment and we believe higher education must be more accessible. 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A Wild Wildcard Weekend, Bears Unbalanced, Luck for MVP and Tired of Texans

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

2:04:46 hr | 1 year ago

A Wild Wildcard Weekend, Bears Unbalanced, Luck for MVP and Tired of Texans

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Iheartradio, Fox Sports radio one one hour from now. More. Colin was right where Colin was wrong. Joy taylor. Joining me, and what will be our best show of the year. Now, it's only like the seven January. So I don't have to compare it to a lot of shows joy. But I think we're in bashing. Done so far. Yeah. Okay. How we're not gonna keep this early. I have so many things to talk about today on aware everybody. I'm gonna wear you out. I've got so many things moving around my head right now I've given to it. So let's just let me just start with this. I never bought another Chicago Bears. I picked Philadelphia to win this weekend all year long. I was getting hate mail and hate tweets and all stuff on my social media. You don't get it. And I thought blah, blah. Blah course, Chicago fans love their team. I never bought into it. I thought it was a college offense. I thought it was a lot of smoke and mirrors. I called Matt Nagy the head coach of the bears. David Copperfield look over here look over here. And there's the quarter, and you know, I just didn't buy into it. So I don't have a problem with them being out of the playoffs. Because my question is they shouldn't be a Super Bowl team. We don't want our Super Bowl champ to be this to be the model where your ten best players are all on defense. According to pro football, focus, and I think that's a very good site. Chris Collins, Ortho, some of that the ten highest graded players for the bears are all on defense. Totally unbalanced you want that to be the model that wins in football. Do you think the NBA would be? In a better spot today, if the Golden State Warriors dynasty didn't have Durant staff. Klay Thompson boogie cousins it had four Dennis Rodman's who rough. Yup. Couldn't shoot rebounded. Really? Well, we're great defensive players. There's a reason why leagues modify rules to help offense because it's hard to score. Even Michael Jordan shot. Only fifty percent. It's hard to hit a baseball. It's hard to score and football New England is the current dynasty. They do everything. Well, they're totally 'bout their coaching as excellent their quarterback is excellent. They always have a good running game. They always have an efficient passing game. They have a situational pass rush. But their defense once against top ten in the league, their special teams are excellent. They're really good at home. But not terrible on the road. They do everything. Well, so football is being rewarded by a team that values everything and can do everything pretty well. The bears do some things like defense. Great and have a college. Quarterback. You don't want the that shouldn't be the model of what works if I was a Commissioner in baseball and make it easier to hit a baseball. If I was a Commissioner in basketball or football. I'd make it easier to score. Do you know what the average NFL score was this year? And remember this is the big offensive year. Right. This was the year all offense. All no defense. The average NFL score was twenty six to twenty three. We should be helping the offense. And by the way, most of the teams that are left Indianapolis New England saints eagles chargers they play offense and defense Dallas heavily leans on defense. But at least they do have some offensive stars like Zeke Zack Martin Ari Cooper Kansas City leans heavily on offense. But they have d Ford. They have Chris Jones Eric berry. They got good defensive players too. But Chicago is completely absolutely unbalanced. And I never bought into him. I like football. When coaching is rewarded offense is rewarded? Defenses are ordered special teams are awarded. Hunting. It's nothing against this. But you do realize that Lamar Jackson and Mitch Trubisky who were really very similar both lost this weekend. Because the game is not built to have all your best dynamic players on one side of the football. So I have no problem with Chicago losing, by the way to the top five scoring defense is now are all eliminated Natta football because they didn't do enough on the offensive side. So that I just never bought into Chicago. Listen, I trust my eyes on this. And I think sports for fans is better when it's artistic it's better when hockey games or four to three not one nothing. Baseball games are better seven to six with a lot of baserunners. NBA games are better when Kevin Durant can score. And not have somebody draped on him in football is better. When I get a twenty-seven twenty six game my team compla- from behind Baltimore can't Chicago is not very good at it. My team can play with a lead. That's New England. That's philadelphia. That's the Rams. That's the chargers. Kansas City in Dallas are heavily weighted to one side of the field. But the chiefs do have some defensive stars. And the Cowboys do have some offensive stars. Chicago is ten best players on one side of the football. I didn't lose any sleep watching them lose. I don't root for teams or against teams. But I do root for many elements of football because I love the sport being valued. That's nothing against Trenton dill freeze on the show next hour and the ravens, but I don't want that to be the model of football. That was that was one of the most boring teams I've ever watched. Now, I also don't need my teams to be the fastest show on turf or Kansas City this year. But I'd never for a second bought into Chicago is the way to do it in the NFL and they lost because frankly like Baltimore. They were completely unbalanced. And that's how seasons end when you're completely unbalanced. All right. Let me shift to this. We had a good weekend. We went four for four hundred picks. We will we took indi who we took the Cowboys. We took the chargers and I picked the eagles to upset the bears. Now the game I liked the most was Dallas. And it was closer than I thought. But the first thing I do in games are over I go online or I get a box score. That tells me this. If you just look at the box score Dallas had over twice as many first downs of Seattle. Twenty more plays one hundred more yards over double the rushing yards. Almost two yards more Peron and completely dominated time possession. You know at the box score tells you because if you watch the game the game told you Russell Wilson is better than back. But the box score tells you Dallas is way better than Seattle. This was a personnel mismatch. And I'm surprised it was this close. Seattle did not have a first down. A first down until they're forced possession. I said going into the game. Seattle's a great story. They're not a great football team. Dallas we think of them as dysfunctional Jerry Jones can't win playoff games. They're a highly functioning organization. This is an excellent roster. But because of the limitations at quarterback, they have to in a certain way and the game went the way it needs to go Zeke had a big day. They were at home defense did their part and enact as what he does often made one big play light. I did like Dax run late. Of course, he wouldn't have had to been hero. If he'd not on that awful pass on the previous drive. But if you look at the top ten players on the Seahawks and the Cowboys roster. Russell Wilson, Bobby Wagner. Make it for Seattle. The other eight best players Zeke Layton Vander Amari Cooper, Zack Martin Tyron Smith. Jalen. Smith DeMarcus Lawrence Byron Jones all Cowboys. Seattle has two great players. They are not a great team. Dallas is loaded with a limited quarterback. And I think increasingly this was actually a very classic Dak Prescott game. He was mostly uninspiring. His stats were mad. He's consistently infuriating an inaccurate. But Zeke big day defense delivered. And he makes a play late. We've said from day one about Dak it ain't pretty, but he has a certain personal resonance and calm in crisis. He tends to be better with the game on the line. Then he is in the first three quarters with just first downs on the line. But I do think this weekend is interesting because I think Dak Trubisky. Lamar are different versions of the same quarterback. The difference is Lamar and Trubisky. Have a ways to go until they get paid Dak is about to get paid. And hopefully once again Dak Prescott has the self-awareness doned or stand. There is a recipe for Dak to win. And those things all have to work and they all did this weekend. Home running defense, mega big play light. Because it's it's decision time on back real soon, and he'll win a lot of games in Dallas is not dysfunctional. They're going to of games they may win their division again next year but going forward does Dak want wins or lettuce. Because if he wants wins. This was classic. Dak it all had to work at home to not just beat Seattle. But understanding that Seattle personnel wise right now today isn't even close to Dallas. They're not look up ten best players between these two teams Wagner. Russell Wilson are in it. It is all Cowboys after that. All right coming up next calling right, Colin wrong and forty five minutes. There is a great discussion to going on it. It's a very healthy discussion, and it's kind of confusing. It's confusing to me it's confusing to people Carson Wentz is better than Nick foles. And every GM I talk to in every scout in every executive and everybody knows it. Philadelphia players note. But why does fulls? Make this offense look better, and why is full four no in the playoffs. And why is full has a Super Bowl wanted fulls when in Chicago explaining and I think it's pretty easy to explain the full Wentz dilemma for the record going to have to pay both of them this year. So you're going to have to make choice in Philadelphia, and the choice is whence. And I'll explain that coming up. I'm Erin minke by now, you've probably heard about my newest podcast on obscured. It's a seasonal show that dives deep into a single major historical events. And this season has been all about the Salem witch trials with the release of episode twelve on December nineteenth the entire season is out. It's the perfect opportunity to get caught up and finish the journey. You started or dive in and binge the entire show, but we're not done. Just yet starting on January second we'll be releasing all six of our incredible historian interviews for you to hear. In full these were great conversations with the leading scholars in the world of the Salem witch trials, and you won't want to miss them. Learn more about the show over at history on obscured dot com and listen along on apple podcasts. Iheartradio or wherever you listen to podcasts and stay subscribed. We'll have news about season to to share in a few weeks, and you won't want to miss out. Welcome back. Great Davin on a Monday where Colin was right where Colin was wrong at the top of the very next hour trend Dilfer stops by to Jay Glazer on coaching stuff. It is great. Of course, joy Taylor is joining us it his great to have you. And there is a real dilemma coming up, and it kind of fascinating. And I want to talk about this for a few minutes because at something I made some calls on I've talked to people about I've talked to people I trust, and it can be confusing in football. You gotta be careful of falling for the hot thing. A lot of people fell for Tibo in a lot of people fall. You know, hey, Mitch Trubisky. This college RPO. That's that's not a wins in this league going into the last thirty winning Super Bowl quarterbacks. It's mostly hall of fame guys who can throw from the pocket and can't run. There's a dilemma in Philadelphia. They can't pay Carson Wentz in Nick foles next year, and they're going to have to pay both whence is better than foles. He's a bigger player. He's a better arm. He's more of an athlete. He's absolutely. A better quarterback talent. But fulls keeps winning fulls is foreign owned the plast foles has a Super Bowl full Levin into. And this is what it comes down to. This is something that with every gift. The man upstairs give you gives you. There's a burden every guy would like to be a little taller. You know, every guy would like to be a little Taibbi. Nice. I'm six to low to be six four I loved to be six by the little taller I but there's a burden with being that tall. Try travelling on a commercial airline try finding shoes enclosed when you're sick. Seven those NBA guys can shop in about three places in America. It's almost biblical if the man upstairs gives you a gift my friends, you will use it people that sing in the shower do because it sounds good demand. Upstairs gave them a voice he or she. The man upstairs gave Carson Wentz and very few others on the planet. All the gifts. Carson Wentz is six five two thirty five a plus his arm is a rocket a plus his mobility is a plus Cam Newton Carson Wentz. And Aaron Rodgers are absurdly gifted by any historic quarterback standard. And when you're given those gifts, you're a little less patient in the pocket. New just go out and run your slightly harder to coach sometimes you've got this. Hey, I got it mentality. We've seen it with Rogers. We've seen it with Cam. And it's why Carson Wentz keeps getting hurt. This is not to say Carson Wentz is difficult to coach. But Nick foles is easier because Nick foles is limited. He's not a great athlete. He doesn't have a rocket arm. He's not very mobile. He accepts coaching because he has to he's more patient in the pocket because he has to be. He's better pre snap at this point between the two because he has to be the two best pre snap quarterbacks in my life or Peyton Manning. And Tom Brady they had to be they weren't great athletes. When the man upstairs gives you gifts you will use them that is the burden of being Cam and the burden of being Aaron Rodgers and the burden of being John Elway. And that is the burden of having Terry Bradshaw. Arm. You're gonna try to throw it through a keyhole from thirty eight yards. Alex Smith never does. Nick, foles is not more talented. Carson Wentz is your future. But when you watch the eagles play and Nick foles throws, it you end up saying this a lot while what a catch when Carson Wentz throws it. And you watch the eagles you end up saying this allot. Wow. What a throw this team does feel more like a cohesive team with Nick foles, and they'll have to figure that out. But as Chris Carter said this morning on first things, I don't kid yourself. Don't fall for brief lightning in a bottle whence is the decade-long talent going forward. I'm gonna give you your hypothetical situation. He wins the Super Bowl. And you know, what I do I recruit some of those picks and I shipped him outta town because EFI done goals out of township. Yes. Yes. Absolutely. I get you what you want. I get you some of those picks and I go with the quarterback this got the lower cap number ends got a higher ceiling. So if Nick foles has won two Super Bowls. Let me tell you something. He's tapped out he's going to win a third one. I completely agree. This is football one of the reasons it's so much better than every other sport. It's complicated. I mean, we know the warriors are gonna win. They got more good players. But football is it's it's tricky. You can have the best defense in not win an average defense and win. But boy it helps if you have a great quarterback. But Dak Prescott wasn't as good as Russell Wilson. And he won. And who's the better quarterback? Tim Tibo looks like oh, he's not very good. We thought he was really good. And Mark Sanchez. Look good in any wasn't good long term sustainability. Chris Carter is right whence is the better player over time. He'll get better. Better pre snap. But football is great because there are no, easy answers and foles and Wentz. It's a dilemma, but how he rose men's one of the smartest guys in this league running eagles. They will choose Wentz. Joy Taylor with the news. I heard on the news. This is the heard line news. They will choose Wentz. We'll once ever win the Super Bowl question now. And that will be even more fascinating foles wins a second he won't. But if falls want a second went is a pro bowler for ten years never wins. One who do you love and Philadelphia? I mean. When's is a twelve year pro bowler with no Super Bowls and foles leave who they build a statue in front of twenty years from now. Jason Garrett continues to find a way to stick around and impress Jerry Jones after the cowboy Cowboys wildcard win over the Seahawks Jerry had some high praise for Jason Garrett. He said, I think this one will make people think more highly of Jason you look around at all the teams that are on the search for head coach right now, and we've got one that has a lot of experience on our dime. Over the last several years. I'm proud that. He's having this success dairy is more functional than you think. Okay. But can I mean, maybe we just pump the brakes just first second? I use just tuned to in in the playoffs. Jason Garrett is okay. But I'm not saying just in Garrett as a bad coach. I've never thought the Jason Garrett was about coach I think that he's the perfect coach for Jerry Jones that and you and I agree with now. I don't necessarily think he is a better coach than some of these other coaches that have had the tenure that he's had. I don't think he'd have the same level success, you know, with with another team. But I I don't know that this this wind doesn't change my opinion of Jason Garrett. Now, they go on if they go onto the playoffs. There's time will tell but for me right now that that win doesn't change in my opinion on Gary the way. Yeah. We tend to in sports. Everything's great or terrible. I always say this with my football picks. The my first rule with all the pixes. There's no great teams in the salary cap era. And there's no terrible teams. You can watch the colts go into Jacksonville couldn't score this year. Right. So get out of the great and terrible. Jason garrett's. Not great news. Not terrible. I think he's an above average head coach. I think he's very very smart. I think he's a good listener on the sidelines. He can drive people crazy, but this win. Proves again, he is not incompetent. He's a very competent NFL that he was incompetent. I just feel like other coaches being put in the position that he's in with Jerry Jones. I know I actually don't think they would have. I think it'd be it would be tougher for them. So Jason GARRETT'S perfect coach for that position. Now will they ever get over the top of Jason Garrett? I don't know that wind doesn't change my opinion of him. Either way doesn't make me think like higher or or worse than the ravens struggled to find some offense until it was too late in a twenty three seventeen loss to the chargers. And now their season is over Baltimore. Obviously stuck with the mar- Jackson with Joe flacco watching from the sideline. And there was a loud chorus of boos in the stadium fans wanting to bench Jackson and flacco did not believe that that would have been the correct thing to do. Remade the decision. What was gonna happen here, you know, weeks ago? And I just really wanted to see see the guys turn it up a little bit and make quite of which they did. Now, you can't even go there, man. I thought the more the great job of just hanging in there and give us a chance to the end, by the way. Why is everybody wanna bench Lamar Jackson? But nobody was calling for Mitch Trubisky to be benched. They were both offline the first half, it's era. I I went on Twitter for about five minutes. It's like you gotta sit Lamar Jackson might take away. His. So you basically have designed an offense specifically for this kid. And then you're going to go in the middle of your playoff game at home. When you're still in the game. We're going to bench him in bringing a purely pocket quarterback. Well, flacco did win the Super Bowl years ago. I we're not talking about a rational situation here. Okay. This is your fans yelling from from inside the stadium. So they're not, you know, we're we're looking at all the facts. So just yelling the he did win the Super Bowl. Mitch trubisky's had the job all year. Flacco had the job at the beginning of the air albeit terrible, which is why Jackson was in. That's that's the thought in their mind. The most popular guy in a losing situation is the backup court, but there's no way in the world. When I when people are saying that might take away his time out. I. Trubisky and Lamar Jackson have a lot of similarities. I don't know if it's sustainable once you have to pay those guys in your defense isn't as good. They can certainly win games, by the way Trubisky was awful in the first half made a couple of great throws late. Lamar was awful in the first half. But made a couple of great throws late. When you decide I'm going to use this kind of offense. This offense doesn't look like ninety percent of the offenses in the NFL. It's limited. You have to go all in on you, don't yank Trubisky third corio yank Lamar Jack I like the idea put a five one second. And then and then you put flacco in a terrible position as well. Because see the only time to do it would be after the half. Anyway. Right. You're not going to just put him in for the fourth quarter as insanity. So if you put them in for for the half, and he does terribles, well, what have you done? You've Rex Lamar Jackson's confidence first of all and that's your future moving forward because you're clearly moving on from flacco put flacco its position. And you just wreck your teams any team momentum that you have moving into next. Somedays? You just have a bad day. Lamar Jackson had a great fourth quarter, his rookie as a limited running offense these things happen. And let's not act like the chargers are some bombs. Everyone's talking about all the the the ravens shook give a rookie quarterback running offense. The charges are good. Listen the chargers should have won the first game. The chargers have better players, and they actually try to let the ravens. Yeah. This'll be more charges than it is at the rate that game almost became so chargers. It was paying. Yes. Exactly. Finally, the Lakers struggling without LeBron James about the Black Mamba isn't worried. Kobe tweeted hashtag thank you next with an eagle emoji last night after the eagle's playoff win. And then a fans weeded back at him tell that to Luke Walton likely referencing the struggling Lakers who lost Sunday's timber wolves one eight eighty six in their fifth boss in six games, all which had been poor. So Koby, replied, relaxed. The entire squad is damn near our playing pretty well. Before that cash, I get healthy hashtag Laker fan. So he'll be is not worried obviously LeBron is out the groin injury. Who's also been out for two games. Rhonda's also injured they got a lot of stuff going on which they will inevitably work through being said, it will be interesting to see if gone is their next year. I'm not so sure all that works out but lots still in play for the Lakers joy with news. Well, that's the news and thanks for stopping by heard lie thirty minutes from now, we're calling was right. We're calling was wrong. Now, we bringing a man who played in the NFL for a decade and a half a baller a multiple time pro bowler. Deanne Gelo hall, former NFL great defensive back. Okay. And I said the city of Chicago must hate me. Because I I said the Angelo all year. I don't buy Chicago. It's all smoke and mirrors. It's all David Copperfield and offense. I just don't buy it trubisky's gotten better. He's better than I thought. But I don't think the NFL. Is best served a team with its ten. Best players all on one side. I I don't think Chicago ever looked like a Super Bowl team. I'm not saying you can't have great defenses. Je gotta have. I mean, it was times when I was two cargo play on men. They have play makers on offense though. Let's be real. I get Torrisi. Really good playmaker to Colin is a playmate. Good. They're not spat have some receivers who can get open and make plays and Trubisky has I mean, he he looked. He looked really good at times. But you're right. It ended today. This offense is a running I offense and a very very good defense. And the way the league is constructed. Now, it's really hard to win Super Bowls that way you have to score points. Because that's where all the rules are kind, of course, shifted toward, you know, these pass interference penalties where you can't touch the DB's. You can't hit a I'm sorry. You can't touch receives. You can't hit a hit a defenseless receiver. Invalid. So that changes the game. Yeah. A lot of these great safeties like we used to go into gains. When I was a young, you know, young guy trying to intimidate that that receiver or that offense has hit him in the mouth. We won't tell me he comes across the middle. We won't take his head off. You can't really do that not not real. So katya. We can't do it like, you know, receive as stress free. Bet did not used to be the game of football at all. And and I understand why. But that's what makes it hard defensively to to win Super Bowls and be great like they used to do. Well, think about this the year started and we all freaked out. There's too much offense. It's the big twelve it's Canadian football. But I kept telling pump the brakes the weather gets crappy this weekend Foxborough is going to eight twenty eight degrees in snowing in the end if you didn't tweak the rules to favor offense, the games would all be nine two seven in that would make for born t-. It'd be terrible. I mean, the first half of the Cowboys Seahawks and the first half of the eagles bears was brutal because it's hard to score. I mean years ago when you played you could literally grab a strong like you could grab a receiver thrown to the ground. Think about that or fight with them through the course of the route. Now, you got five yards if your hands ain't off he could debt. I mean that reve could throw the flag is so subjective from time to time and you. You have some reps that talked to you through the course of the game. Yeah. If that ball was coming over here that was the flag wash those hands. And so it's so subjective with any given play you can touch guy and that can be a first down. Let's talk about the Cowboys. When I watched that game. I thought I got this weekend. I was pretty lucky on my PECS. But I said Dallas has more good players now, Bobby Wagner's beast and also Wilson's amazing Doug Baldwin. I think is elevated largely by Russell Wilson. He's never data open. Doug bone is a better received. And I thought initially he was he's he's he's he's a damn good receive. But when I watched the Dallas Cowboys play douse loaded. That's great players everywhere. Oh line running back wide receiver Jones the corner to bash young linebackers like I almost think Dallas underachieve this weekend. I think Dallas has significantly better players than Seattle. They probably due to a man. But that Seattle team is just like Russell Wilson's leadership in. With what was some of those guys even Bobby Wagner? You know, you think about that old legion of boom in that style of defense that they played some of those guys are still there in so that culture and just that that that that ability to hey, we've been here before like, that's value. That's value. No one on dollars roster can say we've been there before. Right. There's a lot of guys on Seattle Rosser that can say that and Seattle overachieved this year. Let's be real all his Seattle winning six games this year. And so for them to even be where they were was a testament to that staff and those guys, but nobody expected Seattle to even be there. That's what I that's why I like this Dallas win, but I'm not overly impressed because I mean Seattle was playing great with running football team as well. I heard y'all talking about the ravens they're running football team. They have a really good quarterback who can make plays with his feet in extent plays, but they laid to leading in Russian and Dallas stopped rent for the most part they seventy three yards. Let's go to the chargers beating the ravens a lot of people are talking about Lamar Jackson. I personally would not have sat him. I think once you make a commitment to a Trubisky. Alomar Jackson a running quarterback you make a commitment. You just can't yank a guy in the third. What do we make of the chargers though? Because you, and I sit there and watch that game and they dominated it for three hours and they held on for dear life, go into New England. Do you trust the chargers? Almost not even to the point that I don't trust. The chargers is just. Is New England. And and and I know they haven't looked like New England. But is that pedigree? Is that DNA that ended the day they're still New England? And so I just think they'll figure it out. And so I think the charges are playing really good. And you said they look like they were holding on. That's the problem a lot of coaches, they get up and they change they got real conservatively super-conservative they get in. These prevent defense is not to let the big play happen to you. But by doing that, you become soft up front, and then, you know, Baltimore's able to do, you know, do some things that they probably wouldn't have had success during early. And so as players you're like coach, keep defend on throat. Let's let's keep it going. But as a coach you like me, I don't care about no stats. I just want to get out of here with the win. Now into chargers will have to go home. They go on the road again to you. Do you worry about fatigue for the chargers? I don't I don't allow you know, a lot of people on the outside look at that. And say, hey, we have to try. Today, and it does where on your little bit. But mentally and physically you just wanna get ready for this football game. And you'll do everything through the course of that week. You'll leave one day earlier you'll leave on a Friday, and you can study on the plane. Yeah. Yeah. You'll leave you know, a day before like a Friday if you play Sunday instead of leaving Saturday when you have a close game. So I think I mean, and and and and and and the chargers being in L A, they're used to west coast games. It's not like a team or east coast game is not like a team who's never done it before. All we got. We got to do this for the first time they've probably came to the east coast three or four times this year. So they're used to it. So I don't I don't really put any weight into that. But. I mean, the charges look good at times. I was never wanted people who had them as a Super Bowl pick. But I did have him as a team in the playoffs. If they got hot could could scare some people. Because like you said, you can't just have all your town on on one side of the town everybody. They, hey, our loan everywhere. No, I contend to charge. The most good players in the NFL, seven pro bowlers. And you could you could you you're gonna had argued a deserve to more finely whence foles 'cause now fulls is a backup. I'm getting cut out on Twitter already. He's a back haul. And you say he's a backup. Can you have this conversation? If Nick foles goes into New Orleans and wins, and they plan in the NFC championship game. It'll be a harder conversation. They make it to the Super Bowl. It'll be like what what are we talking about? Here isn't stock market about buying buying low and selling high. I'm almost to the point because they gave up a lot for Carson Wentz. I'm almost to the point. And Nick foles is twenty nine he'll he'll. Play tilles forty two way all these quarterbacks played nowadays. And like I said I'm getting out on Twitter by Philly fans already in. So I'm just like at some point if Nick foles can create that magic that that that we've seen these last couple of weeks like we've seen last year and get this team to another Super Bowl. It's listen, it's gonna be I will say this vote probably trading Carson law because it because I can't get the value for Nick foles, and he's one metoo Super Bowls and he still relatively young in quarterback worlds. And I can get a whole lot for Carson gave up a whole lot for Carson Wentz. It is if he goes to New Orleans, and so oh my God. It's gonna create for great off season because I can't wait to see magin. If falls goes to the dome, and by the way, three hundred seventy five yards against I give them like a five percent, by the way, they can pull it out and Wentz went. To New Orleans this year and got yes. Lammers? This is what this is why general manager. Yeah. They got a tough decision. They do and I will say this when foles plays AL's Allison, et, Al Sean, Jeffrey and foles have a real relationship where Wentz feels very reliant on Zach urge when Nick plays it feels like al-shabaab, Jeffrey, and Nick foles, they just it just happens sometimes quarterbacks, you know, Brady and gronk for years Brady and element for years had chemistry. They had a certain chemistry. All right. The Angelo great. Having you on preceded coming up next. There is only one team in the playoffs that is out of the playoffs. And I never want to see him again. That's not the bears. I'll I want to see the bears again. But there's one team in the playoffs that lost. I never want to see him. Again. That's next be sure to catch live additions of the heard weekdays at noon eastern, nine AM Pacific peleton's game changing indoor cycling bike brings the energy of live studio classes, right to your home. Anytime you want fourteen live ride today. Ten thousand more in a man go to one pellet. Peleton dot com or visit your local showroom. Listen manage the playoffs. These games are hard to win. It takes balanced teams that usually takes great quarterback play. Although Dallas one despite not having that. But the one team I'm just over with is the Houston Texans. I've never trusted them. But I mean, I the things I see with that team drive me crazy to Shawn Watson picking up trailing by three touchdowns picking up a first down and signaling. I down self-awareness line one JJ watt flexing after tipping balls trailing by three touchdowns. Listen you've been to the playoffs three out of the last four years, and you've been smoked all three times. You're only wins against Connor cook the raiders third string quarterback. There's a reason the NFL put you on the first game of the weekend on Saturday. They wanna get you in and out of the playoffs as fast as they can give me a break. I just see too much ego too, many celebrations, you know, congratulate. On a meaningless I down come on your trailing at home by three touchdowns. There's always an excuse with Houston JJ watt dot healthy. We don't have the right quarterback today and cloudy is not healthy. You had all three and you embarrassed yourself. I think frankly, I'll go on the record saying, I think the windows closed now, I think it's over for Houston. Not because I don't like to Shawn Watson this irritates me. He I think he has a great potential, but the colts have the better coach right now, they don't have as good a roster. But they've got the better quarterback nine draft picks a hundred million cap space and the better general manager. I think this division is going to look a lot. Like, Tom Brady's division. The last fifteen years where the culture at the top of it. And then you know, the Texans every few years will get in every few years Tennessee, you'll get in. But Jacksonville needs a new quarterback, Tennessee dozen doesn't know it. And I I'm just not into the culture the Houston Texans. I see. A lot of celebration and a lot of flexing and a lot of this and a lot of that. And I'm just done with it like, I'm just I am just absolutely over them. And when I see in the Annapolis. All I hear is process and team and us and we and here's Andrew luck afterwards. The message has always been Howard getting better this day. How are you getting better this day? It's never been results focused. You know, we we have goals and we'll talk about those goals. But we realize it's it's you know, it's all about what are we doing to get to that goal? And you know, the cycle of the week the cycle of the day during the most out of each other the most out of yourself. So in that sense, it's been really fulfilling because we just we kept getting better and better and better. And it's been very energizing. Let me just say this. Let me let me talk a little bit about Andrew luck this weekend. There was no Tom Brady new. No, drew Brees or no, Patrick Mahomes. The quarterback play was not very good this weekend. Was it? Oh, there's one exception. Andrew luck was amazing folks that are certain arguments. I will no longer debate peop-. People on the earth is flat. You you just argue that with other losers that dinosaurs did not exist. No, we have bones. They were really big, man. Landing on the moon was fake again. Talks amongst yourself. The grownups are not going to partake in that conversation. The earth isn't flat. There were dinosaurs. And man did land on the moon. And here's the other one. Andrew looks great. If you don't get it. That's a you problem for the first time in his career. He's got an offensive line. He's amazing. Nine draft picks one hundred million cap space, folks, it's just the beginning. They have the best young GM in football. But here's the problem. And I don't blame fans for not getting Andrew luck. I mean, it seems obvious to me. But fans only appreciate what they see. That's why when Patrick Mahomes as a no look pass fans on my. Okay. Because you can see that. But you can't see preparation you. Don't get practice. You don't see Andrew luck in a film room? You don't see pre snap. Andrew luck is playing at a completely different level. Then ninety nine percent of the quarterbacks that have ever played pre snap manning Brady breeze. Andrew luck on history of the game. But you don't see Andrew Lux film study. You don't see him pre snap. It's why we've never truly appreciated Tom Brady because what happens when you see a quarterback make a great play and Trubisky scrambling around he makes a great player Carson Wentz scrambling around he makes great play and Patrick Mahomes scrambling around and makes great play. Do you know why that quarterbacks in chaos because he didn't audible out of the pressure? Tom Brady's almost never in chaos, and Alexa, almost never in chaos because if you really do your study, and you're really capable of being great in this league pre snap. You audible out of the problems. You don't have to ad-lib. You don't have to throw left handed. You don't have to throw. No, look, you don't have Trubisky. Make it up on the go. You don't. Have to you've audible out of that. And with with Andrew lock he looks when he throws he only throws right handed, and he's very rarely in chaos now early in his career because their offensive line was atrocious. He was constantly in chaos and through a lot of interceptions. But I understand why people don't appreciate Andrew luck. I get it. But I'm not gonna argue anymore. When you watched all the quarterbacks this weekend. If I told you the guy facing JV and cloudy and JJ watt will light it up aren't those the two big coveted defensive lineman outside at Khalil Mack and the playoffs JJ watt. And did it that guy with two rookie starting on the offensive line? That's what I made him MVP. You can name eight Cowboys you can name a chiefs you can name seven chargers take Andrew lockout try naming four colts like I can't help anymore. If you think the earth is flat argue amongst yourselves. I'm over it. If you think dinosaurs didn't exist knock yourself out, but I've seen the bones. I went to Yale university's dinosaur museum they existed, otherwise they spend a lot of money trying to fool us. I mean it one quarterback this weekend was like oh my God. And he did it against the best defensive line. Arguably in the sport an pure talent up front Houston on the road had just beaten him a month ago kind of hard to do that again. All right coming up. We're Colin was right where Colin was wrong Trent Dilfer allowed this weekend. Shawn Merriman Jay Glazer have coaching moves here in the next couple of hours in L A our to third. Our two in LA. This is the heard wherever you may be an however, you may be listening live in Los Angeles. Iheartradio, Fox Sports radio NFS, very excited in less than fifteen minutes Trent Dilfer stops by he'll be magnificent today on all we saw this weekend. Joy Taylor is joining me, this is this is such a great time. Feels very lucky, you know, not everybody gets to do what they always wanted to do in life. And this is what I always wanted to do in life. And which is talk sports, but to be able to talk sports about my favorite sport. By the way, the ratings this weekend were gigantic. I'll games because the games were great even the Indianapolis Houston game at a little interesting in the final seven, eight minutes. But this is such an amazing sport amazing time of the year. We had controversial calls. Good Lord that chargers replay touchdown no touchdowns. Like god. Hey. Oh that was just listen. It's it's the replay system will say this. It's a lot better today than five ten years ago. I can remember watching it when it first came into college football was a mess. All right. Every Monday throughout the course of the year at this time, Colin was right. Colin was wrong in here, we go where Colin was right. Well, not only went four and Owen, the playoff games. What was really funny as I brought three guests on my show Friday and of the twelve picks they disagreed with eleven I'll give you an easier. Three guests. I love I love these guys across the board. They disagreed with virtually every pick. I made here's a sample. Nope. You're done. You like Seattle. You, dan. I like Seattle p Cheryl you like them and leaning towards the Texans. And here's why nobody who's played in the Super Bowl has played in a road game. Since twenty twelve there's going to be an upset this week. I'll roll the dice and say Philadelphia shocks the world real. Yeah. So you, and I are diametrically opposed on every pig. Here's how it worked out. And by the way, they all made really good arguments for their team. Sometimes you get lucky this week. I got lucky for no where Colin was raw. If Nick foles beats the saints in New Orleans, I'm bringing a white flag to the show and just waving it, I surrender. I give up. I I can't. I mean, it's just incredible. The kid is loose. He made some terrible throws. Now. I have said I picked Philadelphia about a month left in the regular season to make the playoffs. I love their GM. I think have a really good roster. They're secondary's beat out. But there's a lot to like about this team playoff experience. But Nick foles is remarkable. I watched them in college. He wasn't the best college quarterback in his own conference. He's every source. I've ever had said he's a really really really high end backup. But he is now four known the play offs ten and two as a starter in Philadelphia in the thing I like about him in these late game situations. He. He is completely composed. He is not rattled in the least. And I almost think that sort of DNA thing either you're anxious or you're not anxious. I mean, he he made all the plays on that last drive. There is Carson Wentz. Could not have been any better on that last dry. You can't even deny that where Colin was right. The rest of the world was freaking out after that Monday night game between the Rams and the chiefs too much offense. It looks like Canadian football. It's the big twelve. I said take a deep breath wait until late December and early January. The weather's gonna change defenses. Oh figured out some of the offense players get hurt. Folks. You've been watching football for four months. I've been watching it for four decades. This is the way it always works. Offense looked great the first eight weeks, then guys get hurt the guys getting tackled offensive players get hurt. And then the backups aren't as good and defensive coaches figure out offense schemes like Baltimore. And then the weather gets. Released surly in the offenses come back down to earth. Only Dallas with twenty four points hit their season average this weekend half. The teams didn't score twenty points this weekend. Six of the eighteen this weekend. Didn't score a touchdown in the first half. This is why you keep tweaking the rules to help offense. Because over the course of a season. It gets really really hard to score in the NFL where Colin was wrong. There has never been an NBA team that I have missed more than the Minnesota Timberwolves. They fired the coach Tom timid. I've been telling you for three years, you just wait. Oh, you just wait Karl Anthony towns. We'll now he's regressed Andrew Wiggins invisible. I mean, I I have been waiting for the Minnesota Timberwolves to pop for three years, and it ain't happening and Jimmy Butler got tired of it. And now, I'm officially tired of it and other tired of their coach Karl Anthony towns who I would've sworn three years ago. It was going to be the best center in the league is not the same player. Andrew Wiggins is a nice kid gives you eighteen you don't remember any of them. And I've just I've just completely whiffed on this franchise. They just never at their eleven in the west not in the NBA their eleven in the west. I give up where Colin was right. I think the thing I'm proudest of of this show is most media people just react to what happened, and we don't sometimes we do. But mostly we predict we watched the games, and we say, here's what's going to happen. And a lot of times, we're wrong. But I like that our staff and our team has the guts to do it. And we pick the Annapolis coal to make the playoffs when they had losing record. And we said keep your eye on Indianapolis. Andrew lock is not getting touched. And we picked up on this about week six. We said this offense of line. They fixed it he he'd got all data throw. They're not great defensively, but they're owning time of possession. They're not turning the ball over Lux getting. A bit early and wheat. We said this team late September early October with everybody bailed on him. We said this team's gonna make the playoffs. They're going to sneak in, but they're going to go on a winning streak and everything we thought has happened there. Now, very good time possession. They start very quickly. And what happens is now that defense with a lead congest rear its head back in. They really created a really good pass. Rush into Shawn Watson was under you know, peril the entire game. So when you get leads and you watch the colts. Now, they have nine draft picks. They're going to draft pass rushers. An Andrew luck is going to have leaves sit on the sideline and watch the colts pass rushing specialist deteriorate the opponents for the next eight years we bought him early. Nobody else did proud of it where Colin was raw. Doug Peterson got hired by the Philadelphia Eagles as head coach. I said it didn't even call plays. Kansas city. How do you? I know he played a play for Green Bay. I remember that. But how do you go from not calling plays to run in the Philadelphia Eagles? He's now one of the best playcallers in the sport. He's four for four on fourth down. You know, people say necessity is the mother of invention. But that's not always true. Sometimes the mother of invention is advertising. Yeah. Or pure accident. How about ego maniacal delusion? Absolutely. Or just a desperate longing. To be cool. I'm Robert lamb, and I'm Joe McCormick. We're the hosts of the science podcasts stuff to blow your mind. And now we're branching off into the exploration of invention. Invention is the story of human history told one piece of technology at a time the things we made and how they made us invention publishes every Monday, listen and subscribe to invention on apple podcasts the iheartradio app or wherever you find your podcasts. Calls in the playoffs as a Philadelphia head coach. And when Philadelphia had that ball in the last couple of minutes yesterday joy, and they were calling time out like white time out this guy dials up plays. I was wrong key has been unbelievable. I got to give them a credit in the middle of this year. He loses his quarterback. Okay. Is the second year in row? It's been man overboard. I lose my star quarterback. And he figures I mean this team was on crutches to start the year. They had they were Green Bay that every reason to be awful. They had every reason to go into the tank and and Doug Peterson never stopped believing. They lost both times the Dallas. I put a white flag and a times and they just keep battling and battling and battling and overcoming. And Doug Peterson deserves a ton of price. You don't do what they did this year with just players some of that's the guy wearing the headset where Colin was right? Well, we said young quarterbacks and mobile quarterbacks. We think you're going to have a rough weekend we picked against her Bisky we picked against Lamar Jackson. We picked against Shawn Watson on. Now. Russell Wilson is also a good pocket quarterback. So I don't count him. Listen is it a throwers league? That's not to say, I don't like my quarterback to have mobility. I wish Philip rivers was a little more mobile. I wish Tom Brady was a little more mobile. But when it comes to January football, it's the quarterbacks that don't make mistakes that don't fumble that don't turn it over that can get out of problems pre snap three of the four younger quarterbacks lost this weekend. Where Colin was right. We love the golden Tate move by the eagles and the Amari Cooper moved by the Cowboys. Both teams went and acquired playmaking wide receivers. Now, Amari Cooper is better than gold and tape, but golden Tate, they went acquired him and he won the game farm on this play. He he was with a playoff. And the NFL has changed. This is not baseball. It changes every year multiple times wide receivers, especially veteran guys like golden Tate, n- Amari Cooper, they come in. They learn a playbook very quickly they are amenable to coaching. They're just worth draft picks and college receivers may be younger and cheaper. But when you're as good as Philadelphia, and you're as good as Dallas, and you have those rosters in in in playoff games. Now on a roll the dice and give up picks to get an Amari Cooper. And to get a golden tape and Amari Cooper at over one hundred yards, and it took him about two weeks to figure out the playbook, and they put golden Tate in and it took him about three weeks to figure out what Philadelphia does, but we love both those moves and we loved them early. And they both were on full display this weekend. All right pack today. I got trend Dilfer coming up with these spots. I got comma this shows just people just want to advertise on this show. Joy is lining up for this stuff. 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What are you buy with Chicago? And not by. I think those people that say that have their head in the sand. It was obviously possible when we didn't Baltimore. We've played fantastic defense. Maybe the grass defense of all time were smart on offense managed the game from the quarterback position. That'd be the first to tell you that was what my job was as Tampa. Did it a couple years later with a very good defense? I don't know if I'd call great. But very good Seattle. Did it against the Denver Broncos? But outside of that. I don't think you're ever going to see it again. And I think the mistake everybody made on the bears was calling it a great defense other very good and avid chance to be really really good in yours in the future years. But they by by no means great. If they were great Philly doesn't go down the road score. Touchdown when the bears have a five point lead. Is that simple. People talk about the CAC people can talk about the kick return all that stuff. All they want. The bottom line is the bears. Played great defense. Billy wouldn't have gone down with the backup quarterback and scored a touchdown. So I'm with you call and I don't think they'll be a team that is. Completely defensive Centric. The wins the Super Bowl again the rules aren't set up for it. I think the teams are forward thinking the ones that we're going to see in the super year put more of an emphasis on offense on aggressive quarterback lay on creativity on I think that's bearing. I think the regular season will bear it self out in the postseason even more as we go forward with offenses having upper-hand. All right. You know, we've gotten to a point with Dak is I think there's a formula and all the boxes checked at home running game. Good defense in-duct tends to play a little better on the final drive than the first drive. But I'm told you like Dak this weekend. Are those best quarterback in the playoffs this weekend? All brand you luck with Angela was phenomenal. Who else was better? I mean Russell played. Well, considering circumstances didn't have a lot to work with. They knew they work with the ball against the Cowboys front seven with the pass rush who else played well at the quarterback position x in play very well to last drives don't use neck bowls on me through two picks. One was a red zone. Interception. Bill rivers wasn't very good. Lamar Jackson was awful until the end to Shawn Watson wasn't very good. So who played better than back? Besides Andrew lock. And and I don't disagree with you. We've kind of been like minded on the Dak Prescott. I think you've been more sticking to a narrative of he's the most overrated player on their team. I think back a winning quarterback then fell I think like his team as I've said this before in the show is a low ceiling high floor guy, but with this football team with a talent that they have with maybe the best runner in football as their tailback. The they've been stubborn with their play calling in a good way. The addition of Amari Cooper, I think back Prescott the right quarterback for this team. I think he played very well. He's played very well the last few weeks, I'm but also at the same in the same sense can not discreet, you and say it's all been setup form this will be a different challenge this next week. But up to this point that Prescott it's been very good for the Cowboys. I rely on you often texting on this show calling off the air about evaluation of quarterbacks. And I said this earlier is that many of the interception leaders in NFL history had a strongest arms Brett farm because it's the it's the burden of great gifts. Is that if God gives you a singing voice, you're going to be singing in the car. You're going to be singing in the shower. Whence is remarkable foles is not. And the way I describe it as fulls is working. There's a symmetry between foles in this staff right now that's better than Wentz in the symmetry with his staff because when my eyes tell me went is way better than foles. But foles wins more. What is it? So it's it's been one a dive into and I think both sides can be right. And I think what you are saying in the argument Craig is absolutely correct. That when you get a guy that phase within the system that phase within the Xs and os that recognizes his limitations that that adds a level of comfort to Klay caller the coaching staff. They know exactly what they're getting every week on that has worked for the eagles with Nick foles the end of last year, obviously through the Super Bowl and so far this year with Carson Wentz hurt the problem looking at this long term, though is that if you talk to great football people, they will say, yeah. But we want a guy that can lady on the Xs and os and trust at the longer. He plays the position he will learn to also play the majority of the downs within the actors notes. So what you see with Nick foles in got him in trouble asked on the red zone interception. Anytime he tries to play outside the the. Axes knows. Yeah. It gets him in trouble. Yeah. Carson Wentz place outside of them too often but also make spectacular plates. So what you're looking for is that sweet spot that balance of guy that lays within the structure plays a Bill Walsh? Ian, a Mike Holmgren type silo football were eighty five percent of time. Do it exactly my way. But then the fifty percent of the time. I'm wrong say my ass. And that's Carson Wentz can do. And those are the conversations at Bill Walsh and Mike Holmgren had with Joe Montana and Steve Young another great quarterbacks. It's do it. Exactly. My way until I'm wrong in Satan. And that's why they're always going to be on the Carson Wentz van wagon, not the neck pulse because he can't do that. Yeah. And I think that's why both sides can be right here. They really can't. But I guarantee you unless they win the Super Bowl. That's when the discussion may be really has to change. But unless the eagles win the Super Bowl. This is Carson Wentz his team for the next year. And the Baltimore Ravens. I agreed with them made a decision in that game there. We're not we're not switching quarterbacks. What did they say Trent Dilfer by not switching quarterbacks during that game. What did they were? They telling me. Yeah. That was an organizational statement. I bet you the conversations that happened prior week in prior weeks. Joe flacco as well. Like, hey, Joe, no matter what happens no matter. How far we go. No matter. What circumstances come up in a game besides injury? Lamar jackson. Our quarterback were we're making an or organizational decision to go into the future with this guy. And we need to ride this as long as we can. And it may hurt us at some point. And you know, what it did it hurt him in the first half against the chargers of, but they're willing to take that chance. So that the organization mainly the fifty three is a locker room understand that this is Lamar steam is going to be March team for a long time and today is part of the journey of trying to get him to be a great. Layer. I think the mistake that the ravens have made in this whole process. One is not honoring the greatest quarterback in the history. The Baltimore Ravens is Joe flacco a little bit more publicly. I don't like that. They haven't celebrated his career there a little bit more and being an ex raven being an expert back for the ravens all of us ravens understand. What Joe flacco was done for that organization. He's been fantastic. I think they should honor them a little bit more. And another thing is I think they're making a mistake. I don't think you can win Super Bowl with Lamar Jackson type player. I think can be really good. I think you win ten games a year. I think he can be in the conversation. But I'll be shocked at Lamar Jackson. Everyone's a Super Bowl. A by the way, the Rams got rested. The patriots had a week off Kansas City dead before. I let you go. You have played in playoffs, not rested and rested. The bye week is an interesting thing players love it. But if I was a hot team now the Rams I think needed a by patriots. Maybe didn't is there any. Vantage to you getting the extra week or sometimes is it a detriment. Both again, I know that's a bad radio TV answer. This both can think both can be the answer. A some teams needed. I agree with you. The Rams really needed it. Something's don't all the time. I think if you're just doing a blanket statement at the end of the year your body hurts. You are fatigue physically. You are fatigue. Mentally, and sometimes you press the reset button, no matter how hot you are. And that's where the buys really really helpful if the coach handles at the right way where you don't lose your edge. You can't lose your competitive edge that you can get rest. It's amazing member everybody this is hard. It's a hard sport your body hurts your body writes checks during the during the course of the season just a few days of few days of treatment. A few days arrests doesn't amazing thing to your body, your soul your mind. And I think that's why the by teams typically have an advantage. Good stuff Trent Dilfer decade and a half in this league will Lyon regularly Super Bowl. Cham- talking to you, bud. See about it right before the end of the hour. I will lay out the playoff scenario. And who I like, you know, coming off a foreign oh week it just like magic up here. I mean seriously strong weak fee. It was there's been you said you were very convicting them. Still put your name out there by by your pets. There is one game. I love this weekend. Joy Taylor with the news. No. This is the headline news. I told you on Friday, you're either going to be very very, right? Very wrong worked out well for you. It's up to starting to season at five and one rookie head coach at a one and five head coach Frank, right? A lot to overcome. But he did his team finished ten and six in the regular season beat the Texas in the wildcard round. Now, they move onto the chiefs, and there's a lot of reasons for their success. Andrew luck. Being the main reason offensive lines, obviously improved drastically in the defense pick it up in the second half of the season. But primarily the reason for the colts turnaround has been Reich own play-calling, which showed on Saturday. And after the game TY Houghton had high praise for him. He played the game. He has a way of communicating with players less. You know, he cares about you. So everything about the players. And when he talks about everybody coming together for each other. It's easy to rally around that his first year. So there's going to be that new surge of energy with the team as well. But I think you should be in the conversation for coach of the year. Yeah, he's done. There's four or five guys. I mean, I think I would have given it to Matt Nagy in Chicago. That's who I coach of the year. I think Pete Carroll had a great year. I think John Harbaugh having any read and there's a l-. This is one of those years where they're about seven guys. You know, they're listen this league at about seven guys who could be coach of the year and eight guys got fired. So I mean, that's it's a it's a brutal profession to be a coach Frank Reich. He wasn't the first choice. They left out there. They locked sometimes you, you know, you just want the guy and you get the right guy. And that started out to be the right guy for the situation, and they have a they have really exciting. Like, you said this it feels like after next year the pieces. They're going to get are going to make them almost unstoppable. I think Anthony lend to be in that conversation. Does the signature play from the Cowboys twenty four twenty two wildcard win over Seattle on Saturday night came with two minutes. Thirty three seconds remaining. Dallas facing third and fourteen dot Prescott up the middle. Designed run that looks like almost a couple of yards. And yeah, those things always making me so nervous on the replay. It's just like your that. Part was totally upside down looking at the neck anyway, avoided tackles cartwheeled through the air. Get the Cowboys the first down with the game winning touchdown falling play in VU Elliott called. It's the biggest play of the game. You thinking when he saw takeoff. Simple, you grown as man. That's what it is. I thought he played today. He led us it his win a asthma just in general. So. Flaying like it or not take the compliment. But yeah, I mean, obviously good tonight just everybody worked together. And we can do that just makes make my job. He he is so good that that is where he is. So good like when I when I look at him. If he if I if there was no audio, and you just showed him, he come. He really his body language says this is my team. And this is where Dak and it's a real thing in sports like Johnny Mandel hat on backward. Guy. Never felt like I'm gonna stand at the podium when Dak Prescott takes the podium, and he's always he's always been great at quarterback seek. Yes. Anthem controversy locker room stuff bad loss. This is a big component isn't a tiny component to it. Now. He would I feel like what you need out of a leader. Especially when it comes to the football. Because it's such a team sport you need everybody on the same page all the time. You can never have somebody who gets too high or too low. And if you're going to be anything, I prefer that you get high and then come back to the middle. I think Patrick Mahomes is really good at that. He'll get excited and then he's back to to this. And Dak Prescott is is almost always right there. He doesn't get low. The your your body language the way that you are on the sidelines out ten of you are too. I know people find the me, oh, we're watching body language, but I do think that something and it translates a lot we banged on Jay Cutler forever. And I mean, we're all right about it. So he he is really great in those spots, and he has a grown man, and he's probably gonna make money. Is not as the one thing he did. And finally speaking of that situation with the colts coach last year. Josh Josh mcdaniels made his infamous our decision to ban the colts and stay in New England's pro football talk. That said the patriots are preparing to leave again his interview with the Packers. And the Browns are reportedly interested, I would really very much like someone to explain to me. What what this is about? I don't get it my alone on this. I just don't I don't get the the excessive interest in Josh mcdaniels. I understand he's worked with with Tom Brady. But he abandoned the colts in which is now looking like what was the best job? And maybe a decade you come up in the NFL who you reminded me of in college. There's a lane kiffin quality where I know he knows offense. I don't ever doubt that lane kiffin knows football. And I never doubt Josh mcdaniels does the question becomes two people that I've talked to in college football. Do I want lane running my organization at Texas at Georgia. Do I want Josh? Mcdaniels the face of my NFL. Franson, I don't doubt Josh mcdaniels knows football. But he has made decisions in showed immaturity in era Gance that worry me night running an entire franchise. The whole world told in Tim Tiba was not a first round quarterback. And Josh mcdaniels said I'm smarter than everybody. He is. And the whole world said take the colts job, you got Andrew luck. And Chris Ballard knew he has this era. That's where I'm smarter than everybody else in the room and those guys are troubled to work for with and alongside the ought to be. I mean, I'm not doubting the knowledge, but I mean, he's obviously proven at the physician that he is in now that's without question. Even with Tom Brady like there, he numbered. He's not the only person on the offense eat he has things that he has to work with. But I just don't get it overall joy with news. Well, that's the news. And thanks for stopping by heard. I wanna talk about some. I'm never going to jump out of a plane. A gallon of look right at the camera. Now, I'm never going to jump out of a plane. But if I decide to jump out of a plane, I'm not getting in the plane going up to ten thousand feet and then chickening out like when I make decision to jump out of a plane someday. And I won't, but if I did I wouldn't be one of those people. The talks about it prepares for it goes up and then chickens out some things in life. If you make an incision. You gotta go all in K. You can't pull them are Jackson in that game. Stop it. Why not pull Mitch Trubisky? When you make decision to run this offense. You are all in on this. The ravens have knowledge we're going to draft quarterbacks going forward that play like Lamar we're going to draft off into lineman. They're a little smaller and a little little leaner, and they're a little faster when you make a commitment. And I don't think this is sustainable to a Super Bowl. I agree with trend del for I don't think Mitch Trubisky and Lamar Jackson if they're gonna win the Super Bowl be the next two years because you're not paying him anything. Once you got a Pam, and you can't have a great defense around him. You're not going to the bulls. But you don't this is so different. There is a reason if you go to watch if you pay one hundred bucks to go to a comedy show, they've got a comic and he an opening comic. And then you. Have the big comic. They don't have a poetry reading before a comic because you go to laugh. Okay. Certain things you go all in on. If you have Jerry Seinfeld. You open. You have a comic that opens for Jerry Seinfeld. You don't go punk rock band. Then Jerry Seinfeld. And a poetry you go all in on comedy that night at your arena. If you're going to go with Lamar Jackson, and I don't know if I don't to me. This isn't what I think win Super Bowls over ten years, especially once you have to start paying a quarterback like this twenty five million. You have an average defense, and you got win shoot out and you got to play them behind, but you don't pull Lamar Jackson. Amidst Trubisky because they have a bad half that by the way, John Elway's had bad half. Tom Brady's had if you wanna pull quarterback Tom Brady was awful against Atlanta and the Super Bowl for two and a half quarter. That's a great point. You can't pull quarterback. You gotta go all in on the mar Jackson. You gotta go all in entre. Bisky I wouldn't. I said Lamar's a second third round pick. You let him sit for a year. You see if you can develop him throwing and then he runs six seven times. But this idea that you gotta pull him because he had a bad half. Good. Hell, admittedly. It's a very bad time to have a bad half. Yeah. But that's those decisions if you may Peyton Manning against the Seahawks the Super Bowl you watch that game. Tom Brady is the best example of that. Tom Brady's career was over after the first half of that falcons super. But it was he was terrible. It's the end of his career. The patriots dynasty is over. I mean, everyone called it. All right coming up next. There is one. One NFL playoff game. I feel very strongly about four this weekend. Incredible. That's coming up, plus Shawn Merriman who is never shy to give strong opinions. By the way, I'm gonna give you my NFL pick of the week. Not sure when but I'm going to have it here soon. Shawn Merriman eight years in the NFL defensive player of the year. A multiple time pro bowler first round pick. And first of all you had to be loving the chargers. And now New England just sitting there by the way, Brady seven and Aww against Philip rivers. They're completely rested that warm LA teams got to go to New England. And chargers in big trouble. Right. No. I don't think. So at all, you know, just the way the charges been playing on the road this year. It's amazing. It's amazing eight. Oh. And let's say they haven't lost a game out of the state of California. Right. They lost the Rams. Yeah. They have not lost. And I was talking to an executive two weeks ago. He goes, I think they're better on the road. They feel more comfortable like outlaws. Well, well this team if you if you really look at it the most resilient team NFL, let me start from just the moving of north right in all the stuff they had to deal with from the start. In two and a half hours up. Now, you got a new head coach you go on four. Everybody's off debate lag bandwagon. No one's talking about the team any more than you went ninety nine games in a row last year. You got guys hurt. You got your starting quarterback Jason Barrett. The starting tight in the you know, all these guys going down and getting hurt and you've still find ways to win this the most resilient team in the National Football League. No, no one's really talking about him. Until now God, Sean, they have so much talent. They I say, the they have more talent in more balanced team than we were in the mid two thousand we had LT and you fourteen into now. I mean, they're they're stacked. There is no receiving corn leak this good. They go three running backs deep. They go to tight ends. I mean, it's incredible to pass rushers their rookie linebacker made the great play against a new OSU USC kid. No. I think that's a fascinating game. This is what's really interesting for our audience. So there's there's a dilemma here. We're all. Laughing that if Nick foles goes in Philadelphia and goes to New Orleans and wins, what the hell are you going to do in Philadelphia? But you said, oh, I've lived this. Yeah. So whence is better than fulls, and they drafted wins and gave up a lot to get him. But fulls is winning more. You've lived this. Yeah. Would drew Brees Philip rivers. You know, when I came in a two thousand five it was Drew's last year. And he had already drafted Philip the year before what do you do you draft a quarterback that high? You're ready made a decision that you wanna go four with by the way, you guys all knew that Brees was good. Yeah. I mean, breathes a great. I mean, obviously, he had a big injury that here to shoulder. But look what he did when he got New Orleans. We we all knew he was capable of that. But we we didn't know that he was going to be the player. I mean player he is now breaking the records and everything else. But you draft a quarterback that early you stick with me, no matter what? And that's what's going to happen. It would Philly you'll Nick foles going to get a big contracts on wheels. But you can't do anything because you already made. Carson Wentz your guy for the next, you know, five to ten years you gave up too much. Yeah. And so you guys have given up too much with rivers. You kinda just knew this is our dude did it in in the players in the locker room, even though at that point breeze. I think breeze pre injury was better than Philip. Yeah. He wa- me. Because Philip Philip. I got in there. He would two thousand two thousand six hundred. I just started. You know, he had some hiccups and stuff like that in two thousand five we've seen them taking rips in practice. But you know, he jumped right into mixed plan will, but this time, you know, drew Brees is still trying to get his shoulder back together. Swedes not all the way one hundred percent either. So now, it's really looking like the great choice being made. But drew Brees goals does his thing and would saints. What do you make e it's interesting? The Cowboys are obviously I said this if you put the Cowboys and the Seahawks best twelve players up there. Mostly Cowboys your opinion on deck is what he you know, Dag is the average he's average quarterback and. I just can't put too much emphasis on Woody can can't do out there. Go out there and stinks it up. No one says anything if he plays. Great. No one says anything because we know that he sits somewhere right in the middle. No matter what. But he he has so much talent around him that they don't ask him to do anything more than be average. They just don't want him to mess it up. Yeah. That's that's really the biggest thing, you know. Yeah. Some plays out. They looking like, what is he would what did he know? And go out and make a big play. No matter what he sit down in the middle where he's averaged. And you can't really put too much on him to go out and beat his great quarterback that everyone expected him to. But I make the argument with Dak and I didn't buy initially then I had to thirteen and three. But I, you know, I'm kind of like if you get a pen and paper and I start writing down best quarterbacks in the league. And I've done this before I get to about twentieth. And there's Dak and I prefer my guy to be in the top twelve and he I get to twentieth. But could I not argue you've been in the locker room with a lot of quarterbacks. There is what they call a. Dude quality. Dax got it. He looks a little by the way like you square. Jaw stands up six four big guy. They had an anthem controversy. Sean. He ended it. They've had injuries. Every time. They put a Mike and his face, dude. Looks and sounds like a quarterback, Sean. That's got be worth something. Because that's you know, honestly, that's how this team is Bill. Right. They they're very gritty the own. They run a ball while they got great offense. Alon? They got this outstanding defense. So he fits in that in that dream. Oh, he's he's he's confident enough where you feel like you want to go to war with them. But you're not confident in him to take over the war. You're not confident enough for him to go out and lead the war. You just confident enough that he's going to stick in there with you. No matter one of the guys wanted a guys. And that's and that's why I think that Dakhli I wouldn't mind playing with that. I wouldn't mind being on his team because you know, what kind of guy he is. You know, he's gonna jump for that actually extra yard die for it. He's on the sacrifices body. So when you go back and you wash. The film you're saying, you know, what I can I can play. He's not shying away from contact. He'll he's not running away from God though, sliding down and dropping when he sees a he's stays and they're take a hit. So you can play with a guy like that. And he's confident, you know, he's okay. He's okay. But he's still an average quarterback. And that's okay too. If you one of his teammates. Yeah. I mean, Philip rivers has qualities kinda dude trash talking. He looks like a linebacker. He not a very great athlete. No. But even though he did look like one athlete. I don't know what ha- you. If someone told me that Philip was going to have to run for a couple first downs notice to move the ball. I would have never believed that a sold that stock. I want to ask you, I ask Trendall for this Rams got rast patriots got rest a chiefs get rest saints get rest goaty your career, you, you know, New Orleans just sitting at home. Now, I could make an argument. Rest is good for veterans young guys. I wanted to keep playing what is your takeaway on the four teams at sat around this weekend and got treatment and hung out and good battery in different. How do you feel about that? I don't I don't like the first run buys. You don't know. I don't. I mean, you got guys as the need to get healthy is great. But a gas war healthy you can play the next week. You just get out of your route your routine, your routine is completely backwards. Now, you meant mentally not as in it as you all you. Now, you watch and other teams you're not going to practice. You're taking a break you get healthy. But you're not necessarily routine. Anymore? And as great for drew Brees as great for some of these other guys like you said has been around for a long time. But the ones with no playoff experience. No don't know. How to sometimes stay in it without actually being on a field even a week off can get everybody out of source. Yeah. Because you have yes. Some guys that don't know what the playoff mentality means. You got a bunch of first HAMAs out there and a coach can preach it. You a veteran can tell you this. What you need to do. But everybody don't go out and do it. And that that can be a problem. Okay. If I if I these are the four games this weekend just. Indy at Kansas City. Your gut says can city. Competitive. Yeah. It's going. They're gonna always be able to put up points. Right. But right now, I think the coaches they don't want to scare his team to play because they just hot riding anti your luck is edgy look is hot. They have a a defense plan outstanding. They practically almost shut out to Texas. So they're they're how they're hot team right now. But Kansas City you can take into score at will. And that's that's going to be a problem. Dallas Rams Rams Philadelphia. Saints saints. Chargers at New England charges. What would you look like it was confident? Yeah, I feel confident about it. So I got like a dominating win a dominating win. And you know, for them their lot for me this week your lock I just feel like they're locked because the patriots you have Bill Belichick Tom Brady there. But they're not the same team. They were in the past. They're just not they don't they don't bring that kind of stamp to the Phil anymore. And I know they've been in a playoff have the experience. But this charter teams right now like I said the most resilient team in football. They been through so much in injuries into move in. You know, people not really paying attention to women ages us all of it as fuel and going out. There is going to be no different. You know, like them winning on the road. It hasn't been a promise. You they'll go right into FOX. Not the it'll be competitive ill Bill good game. But I in a pass the patriots have always found ways to win. Right. Not this time. I don't think. That's I don't think that's the case. Great stuff. Shawn Merriman Jay Glazer last hour. I promise you all. Give you my playoff picks around the corner. The her. Our three we ally. This is the her wherever you may be in. However, you may be listening Los Angeles the site. Iheartradio, Fox Sports radio F, one joy Taylor is joining me have great last hour here. J lasers around the corner. Great last hour. You know, what I was thinking of joy. Is that? Sometime. Underdogs are doing very well in the play the chargers for the underdog coats cult for the underdog the eagles were the underdog last year underdog did very well in the playoffs. I think it's something like thirteen last fourteen or fourteen the last fifteen hundred member of the patriots were favorite in the Super Bowl. There is an advantage to being an underdog because you come into a game. Like, let's let it roll. When you're a home favorite. And you have the MVP in Patrick Mahomes in Andy Reed's playoff history. We tell them Kansas City's got a lot of pressure this weekend. I'm not saying that's my pick of the week. I'll give you my pick. But I'm just telling you, I would not wanna play the colts this weekend. They're underdogs their touchdown underdogs to playing with house money. They got nine draft picks a year away their way ahead of schedule. Kansas City has gotten as a team Kansas City. He's had in thirty years all the pressures on Kansas. Let me let you talk about all the pressures on Kansas City home. I God ho-. Holy. There's a lot of pressure. I it's not going to be an easy place to play. It's not going to be Houston. But I would agree with you there. It's going to be by the way, it'll be cold sign X nasal spray fits cold and get sick. And Kansas City use it uses congested. All right one playoff game. I absolutely love this weekend. I'll have that. Jay Glazer in ten minutes. Ben. For last. We describe all the playoff games in three words three word game every every game this weekend and coming up next weekend. But let's start with the bears lost great television. A heartbreaker at home to the eagles. And I wasn't surprised in the least I never bought into the Chicago Bears. I picked Philadelphia to win this weekend all year long. I was getting hate mail and hate tweets and all stuff on my social media. You don't get it. And I thought blah, blah. Blah course, Chicago fans love their team. I never bought into it. I thought it was a college offense. I thought it was a lot of smoke and mirrors. I called Matt Nagy the head coach of the bears. David Copperfield look over here look over here. And there's the quarter, and you know, I just didn't buy into it. So I don't have a problem with them being out of the playoffs. Because my question is they shouldn't be a Super Bowl team. We don't want our Super Bowl champ to be this to be the model where your ten best players are all on defense. According to pro football. Focus, and I think that's a very good site. Chris Collins worth on some of that the ten highest graded players for the bears are all on defense. Totally unbalanced you want that to be the model that wins in football. Do you think the NBA would be in a better spot today, if the Golden State Warriors dynasty didn't have Durant staff? Klay Thompson boogie cousins it had four Dennis Rodman's who rough cap couldn't shoot rebounded. Really? Well, we're great defensive players. There's a reason why leagues modify rules to help offense because it's hard to score. Even Michael Jordan shot. Only fifty percent. It's hard to hit a baseball. It's hard to score in football. New England is the current dynasty. They do everything. Well, they're totally 'bout their coaching is excellent. Their quarterback is excellent. They always have a good running game. They always have an efficient passing game. They have a situational pass rush. But their defense once against top ten in the league, their special teams are excellent. They're really good at home. But not terrible on the road. They do everything. Well, so football is being rewarded by a team that values everything and can do everything pretty well. The bears do some things like defense. Great. And have a college quarterback. You don't want them. The that shouldn't be the model of what worked and by the way. Most of the teams that are left Indianapolis New England saints eagles chargers they play offense and defense Dallas heavily leans on defense. But at least they do have some offense of stars like Zeke Zack Martin Ari Cooper Kansas City leans heavily on offense. But they have d Ford. They have Chris Jones Eric berry. They got good defensive players too. But Chicago is completely absolutely unbalanced. And I never bought into them. I like football. When coaching is rewarded offense? Is rewarded defense is rewarded special? Teams are awarded. And again, it's nothing against this. But you do realize. That Lamar Jackson and Mitch Trubisky who were really very similar both lost this weekend. Because the game is not built to have all your best dynamic players on one side of the football. So I have no problem with Chicago losing, by the way, the top five scoring defense is now are all eliminated to football because they didn't do enough on the offensive side football. As better when I get a twenty seven twenty six game. My team can play from behind. Baltimore can Chicago's not very good at my team can play with the lead. That's New England. That's philadelphia. That's the Rams. That's the chargers. Kansas City in Dallas are heavily weighted to one side of the field. But the chiefs do have some defensive stars. And the Cowboys do have some offensive stars. Chicago is ten best players on one side of the football. But I don't want that to be the model of football. That was that was one of the most. Boring teams I've ever watched. Now, I also don't need my teams to be the fastest show on turf or Kansas City this year. But I'd never for a second bought into Chicago is the way to do it in the NFL and they lost. Because frankly, like Baltimore they were completely unbalanced. And that's how seasons end when you're completely unbalanced. All right. Let me shift to this. We had a good weekend. We went four for four hundred picks. We will we took indi who took the Cowboys. We took the chargers and I picked the eagles to upset the bears. Now the game I liked the most was Dallas. And it was closer than I thought. But the first thing I do in games are over I go online or I get a box score at tells me this. If you just look at the box score Dallas had over twice as many first downs of Seattle. Twenty more plays one hundred more yards over double the rushing yards. Almost two yards more Peron and completely dominated time of possession. You know at the box score tells you because if you watched the game the game told you Russell Wilson is better than back. But the box score tells you Dallas is way better than Seattle. This was a personnel mismatch. And I'm surprised it was this close Seattle did not have a first down. A first down until they're forced possession. I said going into the game. Seattle's a great story. They're not a great football team. Dallas we think of them as dysfunctional Jerry Jones can't win playoff games. They're a highly functioning organization. This is an excellent roster. But because of the limitations at quarterback, they have to in a certain way and the game went the way it needs to go Zeke had a big day. They were at home defense did their part and enact as what he does often made one big play light. I did like Dax run late. Of course, he wouldn't have had been hero. If he'd not that awful pass on the previous drive. But if you look at the top ten players on the Seahawks and the Cowboys roster. Russell Wilson, Bobby Wagner. Make it for Seattle. The other eight best players Zeke Layton Vander Amari Cooper, Zack Martin Tyron Smith. Jalen. Smith DeMarcus Lawrence Byron Jones throwing Cowboys. Seattle has two great players. They are not a great team. Dallas is loaded with a limited quarterback. And I think increasingly this was actually a very classic Dak Prescott game. He was mostly uninspiring. His stats were mad. He's consistently infuriating and inaccurate. But Zeke big day defense delivered. And he makes a play late. We've said from day one about Dak it ain't pretty, but he has a certain personal resonant and calm in crisis. He tends to be better with the game on the line. Then he is in the first three quarters with just first downs on the line. But I do think this weekend is interesting because I think Dak Trubisky and Lamar are different versions of the same quarterback. The difference is Lamar and Trubisky. Have a ways to go until they get paid Dak is about to get paid. And hopefully once again Dak Prescott has the self awareness understand. There is a recipe for Dak to win. And those things all have to work and they all did this weekend. Home running defense, mega big play light. But going forward does Dak want wins or lettuce because if he wants wins. This was classic. Dak it all had to work at home to not just beat Seattle. But understanding that Seattle personnel wise right now today isn't even close to Dallas. All right coming up next. Jay Glazer around the corner, we have a couple of job openings that could be solved with your favorite team. And I will finally have time. Now, I'm gonna tell you. The game. The lions came out the lines are bigger than I thought one of them. I feel complete trap. They're begging you to take team. Don't fall for it. That's coming up next. All right, Nashville predators. Take on the Toronto Maple leaf seventies. Turn tonight's discover card key matchup. Get your free credit scorecard today. Even if you're not a discover customer FICO credit score. Check your scorecard won't hurt your credit. Learn more discover dot com slash credit scorecard. Limitations apply before I get the Jay Glazer. He's got great stuff. Working the phones all morning. All right here. Are there are four games this weekend in the numbers are big Vegas thinks we're not we're going to have decisive wins in the Kansas City. Chiefs favored by six Dallas. A Rams Rams favored by seven Philadelphia at the saints saints favored by eight. That's a big playoff number. Yikes. And then there's there's that one game. That seems interesting to me chargers at New England New England favored by four and a half. That's the one. That's very interesting to me. Okay. I think it to trap bet Vegas is begging you to bet the chargers Vegas. Does this once in a while you see a number, and you're like that what that opened at five you watch the chargers. Push the ravens around for three and a half hours. And the ravens are the real deal there begging you to the chargers. I'll just say this Tom Brady again against the remaining AFC quarterbacks is fourteen to know. Philip rivers zone and seven against him. Lonzo and six Patrick Mahomes, Owen one. Secondly, playoff football. What wins and playoff football best defense? Well, no the bears. This lost best quarterback. Always wins the game. No, Russell Wilson Mazda. Dak best roster not necessarily. I mean. The texans. Have a better roster today. I would argue that Indianapolis you wanna know what went in football in the NFL and playoffs situational football. Philadelphia. Situationally was great at the end of that football game. Dallas situationally. Dax run was great at the end of that football game. Who's the best situational football team in the NFL? So that game when I see all these lines. New england. I guess the lines in that game on like man, that's a pick em. It started at five at feels like a trap game. Just remember this don't get caught up on the stuff that doesn't matter in this league. It's going to be snowing and twenty eight degrees in Foxborough. Remember that this game's not going to be pretty it could very well. Be just running game running game. You think Brady and rivers going to be it's going to be a fireworks show. My guess is it is low scoring situational football. That's my gut feeling. I do like New England in that spot. All right. And with that a guy I trust for news and sourcing as much as anybody I've ever worked with Jay Glazer. Let's bring him on the show today. We got so many things going on right now NFL insider for FOX found Rabanne by wait crowd here. I know you. Let's start with with what we were finding out to be a wildly entertaining. Dilemma. They gave up a lot to get Carson Wentz. And Carson Wentz is great. Yup. Nick, foles can't lose Philadelphia goes into New Orleans and wins. They gotta make an incision. Jay. They've got to make a decision the fans now they're all in the fall camp. But where most executives I talked to are in that went ready. The better player he's in a real dilemma or not go with the hot hand right now. But also that injury is like a three month injury that that went says okay to fracture right there in the in that back. So that's not something that, you know, you're just you're hoping to push through in a week or two that's not it. So you got to go with odd handwrite? Now, I don't think you can pull off that hot. And especially what he did last year. But in the off season, you try and trade Nick foles. Absolutely. Okay. So that is the move you try and get something wall. There's you definitely want to try and see he's going to have a big market in the off season. Yes. Because the quarterback draft class this year is not good. That's right. People top of the draft also have quarterbacks a lot of them. But they'll be market for him for flacco. There's one other guy out there missing that that we're gonna have market for a lot of these veteran quarterbacks let case keenum and a market for him obviously cousin to market from Alex Smith. They got that trade done early. I think you're gonna see a lot of that coming up here. But they're going to keep wins. That's the guy. He lays it. He's it's interesting. He's the better player. Yes. But who the eagles play better with that? Really interesting. Really? It really is. Okay. Let's go to something else. I do not believe if you're going to use the Trubisky Lamar Jackson style. Then you gotta go all in. I said I'm never going to jump out of a plane. But if I did I'm the guy to get that plane in jumps out. I'm not saying circle back. I'm not going to do there. Certain things in life. Jay, you gotta go all in on. Okay. If you're gonna use them, more and Trubisky, and we're gonna do a lot of running and college stuff, you can't yank him in the third quarter because the backups not equipped to do it. I got what the ravens were doing. But a lot of people thought distinct, you got what was the takeaway inside the league in your sourcing on the mar look that's the guy. You gotta roll with him in a good time in bed. And I think that we could took him a little while figure out to the seven defense backs. We haven't seen this. They barely did it throughout the season. That's what great defensive coordinator do for Gus prior to go and sell it to Anthony Lynn, let's go at seventy Bs and for Anthony Lynn, go are you out of your mind, and for them to still do it, man? That's that's that's a great coaching is by the way. Gus Bradley is a guy who I think he? Should be on these lists for the head coaching candidates defendant guy. He's a defensive guy, but other guys have had their resurgence. You know, Pat Shurmur last year after a couple of seasons. San Gus should be on this list guy. But these guys are some of them. He's very creative. He can command the room. But if you pulled him if you pull the mar- for Joe flacco, why do we automatically think that Joe flacco would have been able to figure out their defense better the Lamar, and I don't think it'll last mobile app, by the way for all of the flacco fans. And there was a point. I was a flak. Oh guy. Remember this? They wouldn't be in the playoffs without Lamar. Okay. So then I we wouldn't be talking about John harbach stench it that right? Let's slow down on that the colts resurgence. I said this. It's really funny j you think that we always see dynasties coming. But the warriors got knocked out of the first round of the playoffs. The next year. They own the world. Okay. We thought the Miami Heat. We're going to be forever. We had no idea. Tim Duncan was this. We didn't see the warriors coming Nick. Eban was good. Do we what are we gonna Pete Carroll? We thought was a dud higher by USA. It looks like I can feel the colts dynasty common. Now that this one I'm going to predict nine draft picks one hundred million cap space come on Jay a people in the league. No this puppies about go. Right. Well, they also have a real personal guy in there. Chris Ballard, no politics to him. There are few guys in this league. Chris Ballard, John Schneider. What he didn't Seattle Steve com? Ozzie Newsome one of these guys who don't get the players. They want the at the players that their head coach is going to be able to use and who their head coach is going to be able to use properly in their scans. But also he wanted to bring some attitude to that team Quinton Nelson has a bad dude right there. That's our reality type, right? They got crushed when they pick Leonard that high and he's not this. What's going to happen in our defense? We're gonna use them this way. And it really I think with Chris Ballard run on that team over there. They have. Yeah. They got a good decade to go of winning. That's what I feel. I also one of the things I like about them as I don't believe. I'm just going to ask you Antonio Brown in Latvian better. I've been told not by Ballard. But I was told by a rival executive to the colts. He said, they won't take avian bell. I don't see. Here's the thing. Chris Ballard doesn't talk. He's not one of these guys constantly talking to me do that. So wherever this came from. I don't know where it because that's not their style. Plus the way Marlin MAC is playing. Yeah. Like, why would I pay twenty million a million percent? I don't see that. I think obviously having driven where you're trying to get a market. That's what I think player, but why use the cult. They don't talk to anybody. Yeah. They're not media people. Okay. Rams cowboys. Now, the Rams were great for about six weeks seven weeks. Then I sold my. Stock. I didn't like what I saw defensively and then the last two weeks they rest girly and a mo- people. And I'm like, okay. What Rams am I getting against Dallas? I've in the Rams you need to see the Rams defense that doesn't only rush the passer. Because obviously, that's the issue. You gotta stop seek. So the way they go about it. They kind of rushed the passer. I'd almost every play even play in the run. It's like the Russ in the past or to get that running back. They're going to have to change things up. Just like you saw the other team changing up this week. Yeah. Wade Phillips, very smart coordinator, they can't just do in my opinion. Same things they've done because everything here has got to be about stopping Zeke. You don't want Zeke to beat you. You wanna make doctrine Beecher calf? Especially with the receiving core. That's banged up. I kind of feel with the Rams there's a bunch of big names, but their productivity hasn't lived up to their names. There's they're looking for like you said they're going for the interception. A sack and mostly NFL football is this weekend. There was a moment where Derwin James went for the pick right instead of playing his band. Playoff football is not about the big hit. It's about don't let anybody over your head in LA, the Rams tend to be a little bit of glamour defense fair. They also they went for this offseason. With all these big names, not like, and I understand because the eagles did the same thing last year is like they're playing fantasy football. And the Rams did the same thing by bringing in sue and going for the cornerback and going for cooks, and you know, all these different and they didn't need to have their core. The have their curly and golf and Whitworth and Donald and they have those guys. And I understand why they went for it bureau. I think we need more productivity about so at some of those guys the sues the world that got brought it. Okay. So I won't ask you about a couple of things. Let's let's there's a bunch of coaching stuff out there. USA today. There's eight jobs. They said the Packers Browns jets Broncos bucks. Dolphins cardinals Bengals were the best job. That was according Miller so sets ranked is again for me Packers Packers grounds. Jess Broncos books. It's on our screen guy. So now here. Here's what I would change your Packers. Yeah. Because you don't have an owner you really I don't like can you got eight. But you don't have an owner that you're answering to then kind of metal. So that's good. And you have a quarterback there you want to see that. And obviously culture if you like old weather, that's the place. There's just so much history. There the Green Bay Packers dream the Browns you love because you have Baker Mayfield. Right. You have Myles Garrett. Yeah. Yeah. Those guys. So you want chance to go for somebody like that the jets that's in my opinion. I drop them all with that. Because you're too I'm from New York, you're not just going against the giants. You're going against the Yankees, you're competing against everybody. A lot of pressure and their roster is a bad roster. I to love a Mike McCarthy for the jets that can completely help. You like MacArthur to the jets? I love that one because you get help rebuild that culture over there. There's a lot that they're going to have to underrated job in the list. Yes arena. Arizona. I wouldn't put them seven. First of all you have GM. We just talked about Steve com. They'll get you players. They have cap room. They're going to go spend they have a quarterback. Have you believe in the quarterback, then they have a quarterback there and it Scottsdale? Are you kidding me? You got to go live in Scottsdale. Oh my God. Hell don't threaten me with a good time. All right. When you've got to think about this. Oh, man. It's a it's a quality life thing. I love it there. Cincinnati there exactly where they're supposed to be again drop. The jets down. Denver is tough. Because you're always John always. Oh, no, no, he heals your meetings hill, he's Oltra competitive, which means his competitive nature is gonna come off on a you guys. And you better step up in certain situations. That's that's why. Plus, they don't have a quarterback. You're they got to defensive players over there. Either Golic Mark Mancha Vic Fangio and a veteran who can handle Elway. Yes. It'd be good. They're all right. Just a couple of things gut feeling on Antonio Brown with the Steelers which these back, so he's gonna you think he's gone. I think he's got. Yeah. They're they're renegotiating for the record big Ben's contra to perhaps make it easier. When they just think also it's your certain things that have just run their course in its deserve. Man. That's that. It's hard to repair that relationship everybody in that locker and thinks you quit on me. Yeah. I'm gonna have a hard time with that. I'm laying my blood and sweat my joints out there for you. I can't possibly look at somebody thinking they didn't do the same for me. Okay. So Jay Glazer says Antonio Brown. Probably got I gotta thought lady in bell. I know he's not in the discussion. He is an eighty eighty-five catch two hundred fifty Kerry guy somebody is going to make a move on him will again who. I see eagles. I could see Tampa. And too often. Again, it's so hard because he has to make up that lost money. So the contract has to reflect him making the money. You saw the cardinals money to David Johnson hasn't really panned out like that somebody has to be convinced that yeah, we're going to he has you on at least on paper make up for that money or else. Why did he hold out? He's gotta make up for it. That's an awful big price tag. Okay. Good stuff real quick one. More thing that other one Buchan ears. We talked off air a little bit. Having Bruce Arians gets done possibly in the next day or two Bruce Arians coaching camp. That's what I think. But something happened that interview to I've never heard of they put his doctor as part of the interview process, they basically made him take physical talked off from yesterday or two days ago down there, go to the hospital get full physical. They're talking his duck. I've never heard of a doctor being part of the interview process brusett already budget yet through some health stuff, man. He will write if anybody could write that quarterback. Preserve good stuff. But appreciate it. All right. Jay Glazer, by the way, owner unbreakable performance centers here in Los Angeles. Joy taylor. The news. This is the headline news thinking of poaching. Jason Garrett continues to find ways stick around and impress Jerry Jones after the Cowboys wildcard win over the Seahawks. Jerry had some high praise for Jason Garrett. He said, I think this win will make people think more highly of Jason you look around at all the teams that are on the search for head coach right now, and we've got one that has a lot of experience on our dime. Over the last several years. I'm proud that. He's having this success. So Jerry Jones riding high right now Jason Garrett getting his second career playoff victories since becoming head coach in two thousand eleven he's now two and two in the postseason. I know the Cowboys are excited right now in Cowboys fans are excited right now, and they should be. That's a good win. And they finished the season. Well and Dak Prescott looks good. Let me think about this joy think about the coaches Pete Carroll lost a playoff game this weekend. We know Pete Carroll's good coat, right and everybody. Matt Nagy was my coach of the year. He lost a playoff. Game this weekend. And by the way, John Harbaugh won a Super Bowl. He lost a playoff game this weekend. Folks, I know on Twitter it looks like coaching easy. It is so hard to win playoff games. I don't have the Stanton front of me. Andy Reid has struggled in playoff games. Bill parsoes cells last six or seven playoff games. I think he was like three and four two and five, you know, we're all this. Jason Garrett hasn't won playoff games. Well, it's hard. Yeah. I I don't my opinion. Jason Garrett doesn't change because of this win. You never been higher that low. No, I think he's a good fit for Dallas. Because in order to coach dollars to get the Jerry Jones, which is like no other job in the entire world on top of it being like, no other job in the NFL. I don't think he's a bad coach. I don't put him in the category of some of the other great coaches out there because I don't maybe it's just because I think Jerry Jones metals, I don't know his reputation, but my opinion doesn't change them meet away, and it didn't matter because Jerry Jones was by the win. Most coaches in this league or not ballot. Check and most or not terrible. Most of them are in a if you look at the curve of the league there mostly in the middle to slightly better. Find out how creative because he is of the next couple of years because dot Prescott earnt himself a ton of money. Yup. That playoff win. And now he's gonna have to coach around that contract. But if dact wind LA cowboy fans will take it 'cause it'll be so happy if he wins the game in Los Angeles, you might as well go you might as well fly the plane up to a Bank and just have Dak get out grab the money because of Dak wind in Los Angeles. He's already got it. Why do too? But I mean that will agent is just sitting there will definitely cement any of that the Reagan ravens struggled to find their offense until it was too late twenty three seventeen loss of the chargers now season's over and they suck with the rookie. Lamar Jackson while Joe flacco watching the sidelines. But there was a chorus of boos in the stadium fans wanting them to bench Jackson and flacco did not believe that that was the right thing to do. Remade the decision. What was gonna happen here, you know, weeks ago? And I just really wanted to see the see the guys turn it up a little bit. And and make quite a bit which they did. Now, you can't even go there man, all the mortar the great job of just hanging in there and give us a chance to the end, by the way, all these quarterbacks outside of Andrew luck. Let's just make it clear there were four games this weekend. There were a quarterback's one of them was great in the first half, Andrew luck. They all struggled. You're not talking about pulling foles all these quarterbacks except Andrew luck had bad first half all of them. I just don't I understand your coach. You're you're playing for your life. You know it. It's the playoffs. But it doesn't the move. The flacco just seem like complete desperation in. It's not you don't coach just because the fans are booing. There was no way that they were gonna make that move. And I think it would have been a mistake. They did it would crush Lamar's confidence crush the momentum any momentum or any team for the record. He was very good in the fourth quarter was very good in the rain. They looked smart by leaving him in their fourth. And that doesn't erase what the entire game was obviously. But you have them there at the end, which is what you want. He's a rookie going to happen. And Joe flacco was terrible. I I don't like gets the backup quarterback is always the most popular guy in the stadium. When you're losing. Russell Wilson is going to be a first ballot hall of Famer never forget this. Russell Wilson totally committed unbelievable athlete four year starter in college. He admits like the light didn't go on in the pocket where he was truly comfortable for about two years. Big band big band. I two years in this league is a starter. They were running a power offense. Mostly you gotta give. These kids a couple of years, a snap, very impatient. As fans, and we live in an even more impatient society. So I get it. And you you wanna win fans wanna win. It's a home game. There's you know, a lot of energy in the stadium. I understand it. But that just wasn't the move. And look you have a limited offense. And the chargers are not a bad team. This is some embarrassing laws. Finally last year with the animals made his infamous eleventh hour decision to lead the colts. And stay New England's profootballtalk is. Now saying the patriots are preparing for McHale sleep. Again, he's interviewed with the Packers. And the Browns are also reportedly interesting interested, according to profootballtalk the thinking is at this point that McDonald's will only interview with teams that he'd be willing to coach. So if he's offered Green Bay he the thinking is that he would take this. If you goes to Cleveland. Got little bakers Galileo John Dorsey got run out of Kansas City because Vigo Josh mcdaniels has more than just a little ego. And the owner Jimmy has lem it would be a I say this from for my money. If you're asking me, what's the most interesting thing for me, Josh mcdaniels to the Browns is fascinating. It is. So great content. Oh god. I would talk about the I don't think it works. But it's great content. Yeah. I mean, you would have so many. And by the way, these are smart guys bakers smart guy Dorsey McDaniel, you would have a lot of people with incredibly strong points of view in. I think it'd be really combustible. But I'm in the interesting business. Joe you, and I are the most interesting moves Josh mcdaniels to the Browns. I always root for chaos to be perfectly there. I just don't understand that mcdaniels move. And I don't think that just because you have one bad tenure as a head coach. That's reflective of what you always be as head coach. But I think when he turned down or he abandoned I should say the coal job. Yeah. That was an. Extra notch on his resume that just you know, Bella checked and do great and Cleveland twins at around the greatest coaches of all time. So it can happen. But I just think the colts thing was about Mark Graham joy with the news. Well, that's the news and thanks for stopping by heard. I love it become some up every single NFL game this weekend and the next four plus the college matchup tonight in the three word game and best for last. That's coming up next. One more heard the herd. Streams twenty four hours a day seven days a week within the iheartradio app. Search her to listen live or on demand. Whenever you like. If you haven't checked out my new series the end of the world with Josh Clark. The now's a great time to start the holidays are over the doldrums of winter had begun. And there's no better time to explore existential dread than right now. 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This is Dax fourth fourth quarter comeback this year his six game winning drive this season intangibles matter in this league. Now, I I would prefer arm talent to be your strength size, and mobility, but you got to give back credit on this. He is unflappable late in games. We've seen a lot of quarterbacks who blow up a stat sheet like Kirk cousins and can't make a play late tax the opposite. He never blows you and the stat sheet, but he is excellent Layton game. So if we're going to criticize Kirk cousins, and I have than I also have to be fair here and give that credit. He is Kirk cousins opposite not much on numbers. But prime time games late in the game. Dax good camp. Diet. He's better. Then than the games that don't matter eagles bark, bears doing and joint. Cody Parker hit both upright and crossbar. The league has officially today ruled it a blocked kick because somebody got a hand on it six time this year. He's hit the upright four just against the lions. But let's be fair. Despite you know, fans in Chicago, blaming Cody parkey the bear should have never been in that position. They scored fifteen points at home as a favourite. I've touchdown favorite. They should have never been in that position. I you know, I have a problem with fans booing kickers. I mean that that's what they're paid to do is hit big kicks. But Chicago should not have been in that position colts Texans. Another early exit five total playoff appearances and Houston has never advanced past the first divisional round since the merger in nineteen. Seventy Texans are the only team never to make a conference championship and their two worst performances by a home team this decade or that and the two hundred twenty fifteen shutout against the chiefs. I mean, it's funny about Houston. They not only lose at home. They get blown out in the first twenty minutes of a game at home, and you know, Shawn Watson trailing by three touchdowns. Gone. Crazy picked up a first down in JJ watt flexing because he you know, tipped a pass. I do not trust the Houston Texans. And over the next decade. I trust the colts quarterback the colts culture the colts draft picks and the Colt. GM I do think they had a moment in the sun. And I think the Super Bowl window is closed for the. Texans. Chargers ravens better on road charters rate in one on the road. I mean think about the teams they beat on the road. This your joy at Seattle at Kansas City came from sixteen back in the second half to beat Pittsburgh. It doesn't really surprise me though. It's not like they have home field advantage when they're home. I had an executive tell me earlier this year. He said when you watch them on film. They are more cohesive on the road. They play better early in games on the road. He goes, whatever it is their only home. They're only road lost. This year was to the Rams, you know, fifteen minutes up the road. So watch out New England. All right. How about the games we're going to see this weekend? Chargers patriots. Oh and seven yet. None of the remaining AFC quarterbacks have ever beaten Tom Brady. He said. Oh against Philip rivers six against Andrew lock. And one against Patrick moms. Now, I will say. New England is a vertical team. Is it a big disadvantage to the chargers? Chargers will beach over the top a lot the New England's not going to be over the top mostly ever. So if you're looking for dynamic athleticism vertically Kansas City's got it Indies got it chargers. Have it? New England does not have it colts chiefs. Battle for MVP by let's make a deal. Whoever wins this game is officially the MVP the league. So if Mahomes beat Andrew luck. While wave the white flag. Give it to Mahomes all shut up. If luck beats Mahomes guys ready to do that. Then Luxy MVP it's regular season. Shouldn't be it shouldn't be if Andrew luck goes into Kansas City, if he goes into Kansas City and luck wins who van passive. Hey, Whitlock gonna say that when that happens when luck goes into Kansas City and wins. Dark night if that happens if it regular season award. Okay. Eagles saints this weekend eagles season unfolds. Listen, Nick, foles has the best winning percentage of any quarterback in the NFL last two years. I just the Magic's gotta stop here. Right. Keep thinking that. I mean, here's the thing. I don't love the back end of the saints defense. And I do think Philadelphia's going to put points on the board. And I think Philadelphia is a champion and champions are tested. And you saw the eagles against the bears on the road day looked very cohesive. They were very good. But I. I mean, what do you have to lose by by going with foale's at this point? I'd like the saints in this game. I know, but I. Some has gone on with foale's. He's got he's got the juice. Cowboys Rams cowboy home game. This will be a sixty forty cowboy crowd. And by the way, I was absolutely stunned by the line. Rams favored by a touchdown. No, you didn't know Naga ham. Now girly is rested Zeke is ready to go. So you will have the best two running backs in the National Football League. My feeling is there's a lot of running the football. It's going to be one of those games. You look up about two and a half hours in is going to be seven minutes left. It's going to be a fairly efficient fast played game. Lot of running the football. Cowboys have the significantly better defense, and this will be I'm not kidding you. I live in Los Angeles. It will be a sixty forty fifty five forty five cowboy crowd. I'm not joking. So don't kid yourself. This is not a road game for the Cowboys. The weather's Pearn weather going be seventy two degrees. And it could be a lot of cowboy fans. Oh, it's gonna rain is it in finally Clemson, Alabama tonight. These two again one team will be fifteen in. Oh for the first time since Penn in eighteen ninety seven listen, I'm bored with this matchup. They're also the preseason number one. And number two the quarterback for clemson's going to be the number one pick in a couple of years to is going to be one of the top picks maybe next year after the year. Yeah. My takeaway on this. These are the two best teams. You have two great coaches, Alabama's the greatest dynasty. They've only got one real challenger right now. Maybe too. I think I think Clemson to challenge her, and I and I do tend to think George is a pretty good challenger in house in the SEC. You know, I don't think this is captivating for the sport. I think the NBA I already know who's going to win the title and college football take Bama to win by about ten tonight. I don't trust Clemson secondary. And I'm my only concern for Alabama. I'm just not sure if to is healthy, the Alabama quotes are in big US. They're kind of you know, tenuous air. That's fine. He's getting better. My gut feeling is to is not as healthy as Alabama's saying. And if he gets knocked out Jalen hurts is not a proficient thrower of the football. So I give Clemson the edge there. But I'll take Alabama to win tonight by ten points to be national champs, again, we gotta get outta here. And we'll be loaded tomorrow. We'll see you then speak for yourself around the corner. You know, people say necessity is the mother of invention. But that's not always true. Sometimes the mother of invention is advertising. Yeah. Or pure accident. How about ego maniacal delusion? Absolutely. Or just a desperate longing. To be cool. I'm Robert Lamm. And I'm Joe McCormick. You're the hosts of the science podcasts stuff to blow your mind. And now we're branching off into the exploration of invention. Invention is the story of human history told one piece of technology at a time the things we made and how they made us invention publishes every Monday, listen and subscribe to invention on apple podcasts the iheartradio app or wherever you find your podcasts.

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Tom Brady, Colts, Conor McGregor, Baker Mayfield, and the Blazing 5

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Tom Brady, Colts, Conor McGregor, Baker Mayfield, and the Blazing 5

"Thanks for listening to the heard podcast, be sure to catch us. Live every weekday from twelve to three eastern nine to noon, Pacific on Fox Sports, radio, and f s one find your local station for the hurt at Fox Sports radio dot com or stream it live every day on the iheartradio app by searching heard. You're listening to Fox Sports radio. It's a Friday. This is the heard wherever you may be, and however you may be listening live in Los Angeles iheartradio Fox, Sports, radio, and f s won- one hour from now blazing five picks as good as I've ever had. I love him this week. I'll tell you things are setting up very nicely lotta underdogs this weekend going to do very very well. It's going to be an underdog weekend, although it was not an underdog week to start last night. Joy. Taylor is joining me here on a Friday morning. Good morning. I am fired up. There's a great weekend, Texas Oklahoma tomorrow NFL last night. Great. NFL Sunday UFC fight coming up Saturday night with Conor McGregor who's going to win decisively. Let me start with this. It used to be before Henry Ford created the assembly line. It took twelve and a half hours to build a car, one car, twelve and a half hours. And then in the early nineteen hundreds, there was this guy named Henry Ford Ford Chevy dodge Ford. Henry Ford, he created an assembly line and the assembly line could make a car in two hours. Now it was repetition. It was officiency, those aren't fun words. And you know what that assembly line was about. It was about taking a man on an assembly line in telling him just you just now you just put the steering wheel in that spot. Just do your job. Just put this to be an expert at everything. Just do your job. Well, it's repetitious. Well, it's it's efficient, twelve hours to to to build a car. Henry Ford changed American industry with the assembly line and New England and Bill Belichick have changed American football. Forever with their own version of it. Just do your job. Josh Gordon was the seventy first person to catch a touchdown pass from Tom Brady. Yeah, this is what ballot check does interchangeable parts OB Jay Lavely in bell Zeki he'll Elliott now Antonio Brown. We're not going to build around an individual part. Is it? Fun will as winning fun if you don't run business like the patriots, you're out of business. Three of the four guys who had touchdown passes last night. We're not patriots last year. By the way they're red zone, numbers. Their offensive numbers don't change when grant gets hurt, although gronk is valuable, but they're not going to build around you and Henry Ford took out the individualism. It's an assembly line. Just do your job. Just put the steering wheel in even rob gronkowski. See who embodies fun said this off season. I'm only playing with Brady, and by the way we see Bella check Bella checks mean old. He's Henry Ford, but don't kid yourself. Tom's run in the factory. Tom won't throw to you if you don't memorize the playbook, Tom would not throw to Ocho, Tom will not throw to wide receivers if you're not buttoned up and you don't get into officiency and repetition folks. Egos blow up teams, politics blow up teams. Individuality blows up teams knowing as blows up teams Saxon Ville. There's no nicknames here. Guarantees Rex, Ryan, Philadelphia Eagles. There's no guarantees here. Only five television shows in prime time have lasted as long as the patriots dynasty of eighteen years and two of those or law and order. You just don't last eighteen years with big individuality in the NFL with big ego. Owes locker room full of politics. Paying a ton for perimeter players. You know, it's funny last night. Listen to Buchan Aikman. You know, Joe buck and Troy Aikman only do patriot games in the Super Bowl, so they occasionally do them, but they're NFC guys. They don't do AFC games. So last night was a rare treat for Joe buck and Troy Aikman. They were in Foxborough doing a regular season, New England game, and it was interesting. It wasn't Jim Nance who seen a million of them. It wasn't gymnasts. It was Buchan Aikman, but they were just sort of marveling at the machine of the patriots. Played in seven straight AFC championship games, the sustained excellence. The culture here with the patriots is just unheard of and almost impossible to even wrap your head around. You can't even put it into words as someone who played, and I was able to win three and four years. The patriots certainly did that and went on that want to more. But what they've done, everything else pales in comparison. I don't care any other team. You want to compare with maybe in all of sports, but certainly in the NFL there's nothing that comes close greatest dynasty that I've ever seen and Troy Aikman was in a dynasty and Joe buck. Yankees was broadcasting at dynasty. There's nothing like it by the way. I, I hear this about the patriots assembly line their machine. It's no fun member. Cassius Marsh who played for the patriots said he hated it last year. No fun here. It's no, he's now forty Niner. They're going to lose again this weekend. I mean, let's be honest about it. We all have that loser cousin in our family, man. I don't want to be tied to a job. I want my freedom that's called summer. You're seventeen years old and you have to get a job and be a grownup assembly lines may not always be the most fun, but winning is fun repetition efficiency over ego individuality. You want that. I love the NBA two. I love the NBA, but that's what they do. That's not what football does. All right. I'm going to mention something. I am almost. How can I put this. I'm almost embarrassed. I considered not talking about this on the show today. I don't even. But I am a journalist and I've got a report this story. Tom Brady last night became the third quarterback to reach five hundred career. Touchdown passes. Of course that's just in the regular season. Of course he's thrown for almost five hundred seventy five, but the NFL doesn't acknowledge that you know, why would you acknowledge play offs? Oh, I don't know because it's the one thing that separates him from Peyton Manning. That's why he's the goat and Payton's not. That's why he's the goat and Brett farve not. It's embarrassing that I even talked about this. He's he's won five Super Bowls for musician. That's five Grammies for an actor. That's five Oscars. Do you think do you think of this was an entertainment show? I'd spend a lot of time on Meryl Streep, winning a people's choice award. I mean, can you imagine the NFL does not count? Tom's playoff touchdowns if you and I got into an argument about Michael Jordan and I like LeBron. And you like Michael Jordan. And you said, hey, man in your face six for six. And I went, oh, no, you can't count that. The next word out of your mouth would be. Oh. Because the Bruins everything else. Your argument for the greatest basketball player is solely about six for six in the NFL though Tom Brady five hundred career touchdown passes. Now he's got five seventy one. By the way he's got seventy-one, playoff touchdown. Passes Peyton Manning's got forty. Farve got forty four. I mean I'm not a record guy, but isn't that the difference between Brady and manning the seventy one? Not the five hundred isn't the. I can remember almost all of his seventy one. I don't remember a lot of his five hundred. It is amazing though. I mean on his Wikipedia page, ask yourself this for Tom Brady on his Wikipedia page. How far would you have to scroll down on Tom Brady's Wikipedia page when it's all said and done in three or four years to get to the, oh yeah, he has the most career regular season touchdown passes. That would be right under he likes smoothies and he's got a dog named puffy. Come on man. I mean it's still it's still a great record. I am. I am honestly ashamed of myself, but I felt as a journalist, I had to come out and acknowledge that he said, another amazing record, but the fact that like we're talking about five hundred what makes him the goat is the five hundred season. It's the seventy one that nobody counts, which is what makes Jordan isn't a Tuesday night in Denver beaten the nuggets. It's the six for six humiliating moment for me as a broadcaster. All right, Forty-five minutes from now blazing five Albert Breyer's coming up later this hour. Okay. Now this is going to be a really, really big weekend for Baker Mayfield still never won an NFL game. He hasn't. That first game doesn't count in the NFL is goofy is it sounds got to start the game to get credit for the w. so he's Owen. One loss to the raiders should have won it for turnovers, but something to be cautious about with Baker is right around the corner. Hi, everybody. It's the heard. 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Eastern nine AM Pacific on Fox Sports. Radio f s one and the iheartradio app lending club dot com. Slash sports lending club dot com slash sport if you want to pay off high interest debt or credit card debts, great to have you in so happy to be here on a Friday with joy Taylor. This is going to be one of the great sports weekends of the year. I got. I got McGregor and Abib over the weekend tomorrow night. Great fight. Totally McGregor thing. You got great, Texas, Oklahoma, this weekend is there's not that many great rivalries in sports, Texas Oklahoma's one of the five, ten best rivalries in sports. I'll take the Sooners. Got great NFL last night coming up this weekend. Now. Now there's a lot of good games this weekend. There's a lot of good NFL games. Obviously the. Baker Mayfield stuff is highly wildly entertaining. He was a great college player. I didn't like his off the field nonsense. I came out. I put him on the couch, we went back and forth, and I'm going to be forever linked to him and him not necessarily to me, but I'll be linked to him forever. So he plays this weekend against Baltimore Baltimore's might darkhorse Super Bowl pick. I love the ravens this year and they give rookie quarterback's a lot of trouble and you can't score on them in the second half. But I think this is going to be a very good weekend for all the rookie quarterbacks and I'll get into that later. But I think it's a very good weekend for all the rookie quarterbacks. Do you want some context of stuff or you just want to sit next to drunk guys at a bar it? That's why you're listening to the show right for a little context on stuff. That's what I do for a living. Do you go to a dentist? He fixed his teeth. I dig deep on data and stuff for sports. So just think about this would Baker Mayfield. Here's the big thing to remember and it's not a small thing in college. If you stay two extra years, you get a master. Degree. Otherwise, he just get an associate's degree or a bachelor degree. Baker Mayfield of all these rookie quarterback's is the only one with a master's. He used all five years of his eligibility. He's got forty. Eight starts in college, Josh Rosen, Arizona Cardinals thirty Sam darnold jets twenty-seven Josh Allen Wyoming. Now with the Buffalo Bills twenty-seven, keep Baker Mayfield is significantly more experienced than all these guys. He should be better at this moment. His second start in the NFL he should be more refined in this moment. I don't think he has the ceiling of darnold. I don't know if he has the ceiling of Rosen, but he should be better today. Sam darnold had two years left. He red shirted and then left early, Josh Rosen didn't redshirt. He, Josh Rosen, could have registered for a year, learn the system and then stayed another year darnold and Rosen combined the four years on the table of college. Baker used all five years. He's two years older than normal d- when you're in your early twenties, two years is a lot go to your life, joy the difference between you it nineteen and twenty one different person damage. Yeah. I mean, it's if you're forty eight to fifty. You're the same old cranky, dude, okay. But it's a big deal. Baker is much more experience, and by the way, bakers also had an advantage on all these quarterbacks Baker Mayfield in college had cliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech, really good, offensive guy that he went to Lincoln Riley, great offense guide Oklahoma. Now he's got Todd Haley. Hugh Jackson respected off. Guys, Josh Rosen had a defensive coach at UCLA got fired. And now he has a defensive rookie coach at Zona. Sam darnold defense have head coat, Josh Allen Wyoming, had a defensive minded head coach in college, and now he Buffalo's head. Coach McDermott is a defensive guy. So Baker Mayfield is older. Check, almost double. The starts in college. Check has had a much better series of offensive coaches to this point. Check, check check. He should be better. Spend two more years in college and get your masters darnold and Rosen have bachelor's. I mean, God, one guy played at Oklahoma. That's an associate degree. You don't even that. It doesn't even come as a bachelor's. So yes, he should be better now, and he is right now. The second I said it before he looks really buttoned up right now. He does. He looks more experienced hell Sam darnold only had seven college starts out of the state of California. It's gonna take them a while because he's two years younger. I do think I think all these rookie quarterback. I mean, God. Ravens defensive coordinator Don Martindale. I'm hearing him talk this weekend. I'm like, Don, but bring it down a little babe. I think Baker mayfield's this generations of Brett Farr John Elway. I mean this this guy knows where he wants to go with the ball and he's very accurate. He has a quick release and he's really playing well. So you know, obviously he's playing well, they scored forty two points. You know, last week against Oakland. He's done a nice job Fillon and it seems like they have more rhythm with him as a rookie every every play that he's in there you don't you think if you came out of law school and you had you were two years older than the other lawyers, and you would work with better lawyers than the other lawyers your age, but you were older than them and you had to previous years experience that you used up in a law firm as an intern data didn't have, don't you think you'd be at at twenty three or twenty four out of law school you would be at that point a little more refined, a little, sharper a little more on point a little more knowledgeable, of course you would, but the questions not today. The question is in thirteen years. That's why you draft all these guys in the first round thirteen years later, what do you get? It's not. I just think. Baker's closer to his ceiling now that everybody else just do basic homework. Of course, he is joy, Taylor, the news. No, this is the headline news. We just love comparing rookies the hall of famers. People were crazy, like Patrick Mahomes has never played in hail or snow, and he plays in Kansas City. Oh candidate. He's got terrible weather. It's I think, Kansas City at all. Kansas City gets Kansas City gets a call. They're going to call the game off for HALE. They get no, no Kansas City's the only place in the league. They get lightning get hailed, it forgets hail, Pittsburgh gets cold and snow hail. I'm telling you right now like this. Like this Kansas City's weather is the worst in the league, dry hot argue with that, but I don't think they have fans out there. Inhale, I feel like that's a lawsuit, waiting and happen. I think you've got to call the game off all hail. That doesn't work. But anyway, we love the pairing young guys hall of famers. You just mentioned on Martingale. Well, Todd Haley responded to Don Martindale praise Baker Mayfield. Bust. Hold my stance. I'm excited about a lot of the things he's doing, you know. But like I said, this this week will be a real test. We'll we'll know a lot more come Sunday. Yeah, that's gonna be a really good game Baltimore's really good. But Baltimore came off that huge Steeler game, highly emotional rivalry game in the NFL teams look bad. They generally look good the next week, and if teams come off, big, emotional wins, they come down. So I think Baltimore Cleveland is a really entertaining game. It's it's a good test for for regular Mayfield. Like you said, especially John brings up a good point. Why are we got coordinators doing? Press conferences, Cleveland, Bella check, doesn't even let us coordinators talk. What do we say? You don't. You don't have to be necessarily be good to be interesting. That's what's happening. So you have to twenty Twenty-nine press conference. Had a unique twist yesterday. Neither Habib or Connor. We're on stage together at the same time. That's watch this. Hey, guys, fifteen minutes, fifty minutes. I'm here. These guys didn't come this big mistake. Tomato guys have a good night. You knew what he so far been this, it's nothing as heavy that most be McGregor fully gone down. We don't know where to fill is. He's got the loft moon in any way. You have a bet you. He was saying he didn't say anything to last time. So a man, whatever it is, what it is. It's these things happen. Connor is going to destroy him. Everybody's on the first of all. Connor is a taller. He is a twitchy or athlete. He's a better standup fighter. He's more experienced. He's been in these big that may whether fight do you think anybody else in MA could have fought Mayweather by the way in a very now he may whether dominated, but it was a very respectful, a very respectable showing by you'd think it'd be faces Mayweather and it's it would be over in three minutes. No, I agree. It was. It was a respectable showing my Connor was a good entertaining fight, but Connor hasn't fought. And you have seen almost two year over two years. Toby Bryant can take a year off. Still hit free, throws with his eyes. Closed is getting hit in the face. This Connor is going to. It's going to be all these enemy got these fans are so. Funny, you don't know the sport, like, I do know. I don't have to watch as much to figure it out. I have to sit and watch every UFC car to figure out Connors going to the only chance of beep has is getting him down to the mat. And by the way, Conrad let that stuff happen. He just look at you and take your way and won't go down. There was a good kick by already spent the money on my bat. I've already bought my wife, a beautiful present. I've already bought the present like I've already. I've already spent the money before that confident, oh, come on Connor's way. It's not even you look at those two guys. One guys like I'm disrespected the guy's laughing. You can tell a lot about a press conference. One guy was up tight guys. Laughing is Connor is a master at press conferences and the media like that's, that's just not even compare, cannot wait for that fight. Well, it'll it'll be. It'll be a good fight for short. I'm sure everyone in the guy that McGregor is back. Finally, Kyrie Irving doesn't appear to be headed anywhere. Next offseason according to Kyrie Irving spits fans gathered inside TD garden last night and had this to say. Shared it with some of my teammates as well as the organization and everyone else in Boston. You guys will have me back. I plan on re-signing here next year. Oh, of course. He is of course. Well, it does kind of kill the dream of him going to New York. And by the way, you know what it is. Sometimes I think a lot of NBA writers want the Knicks to be good. So they're rooting for Jimmy Butler and Kyrie Irving to end up in New York. Jimmy Butler is going to be a Miami Heat in about five minutes and Kyrie irvings like I'm gonna stay with the Celtics. Listen, man, Brad Stevens. Why would a point guard leave Brad Stevens like Brad Stevens has has made rookies look, great. Brad Stevens is going to make you the best you. You can be. You're not gonna leave that for the dysfunction of New York. The orcs one of those cities like New York's grade, but got it. How many years LeBron was going to go there d. Wade was going to go there. Chris, Paul was going to go there. Nobody ends up going to the next. It's a pipe dream. It's what everybody wants to happen that covers the NBA. Nobody's going there and James the next. So he's still exactly joy. So nobody wants to be aligned with that. Yeah, joy Taylor with the news. Well, that's the news and thanks for stopping by heard thirty thirty minutes away blazing five. So fired up. Now, one of my favorite guys in the world covers the patriots covers everybody for Monday morning quarterback. We have a big weekend planned Albert Breyer via the coward global satellite network. Okay. So basically if the Miami Dolphins lose against the Bengals which is possible canoeing leads the division 'cause they beat Miami head to head. What was your takeaway on the performance? The good, the bad, the ugly last night for the patriots. I the first takeaway Collins just how the patriots approach the season. And if you've talked to enough people there, you can go back to the advent of the new CBA in two thousand eleven. It really gradually started to treat the first month of the season as an extended preseason because they run complex systems on both sides of the ball. They wanna be difficult to deal with later in the year and because they've got radiant ballot check, they've got the luxury to do it this way. And so we've seen it the last couple of years. They got blown out by the chiefs at the opener in two thousand seventeen few weeks later they get run over by the Carolina Panthers at home and lo and behold, they work all of it out. They wind up in the Super Bowl at the end of the year. So this is sort of become Parker the course in new. England in the two under the two thousand eleven CBA where they've really used the first month of the regular season as a chance to work things out. Most teams can't do it because most teams don't know that you know a, they're going to be in the playoffs and be they're probably gonna be playing home when they get there. The patriots usually have a pretty good feeling that they're gonna win the AFC's that they're going to be in contention for home field no matter what. And so they've been able the last few years to use of timbre kind of as a as a time to work things out by the way Nate sold or the giants are one in three, Malcolm Butler is off to a terrible start. Dion Lewis didn't have any rushing yards against Philadelphia and Sony, Michelle good for the patriots. You know, Bill Belichick once again, let very popular guys go, none are flourishing, and I watched Sony Michelle that running back last night and I thought to myself, oh, he's a cheaper Dion Lewis. You know, once again, we crushed Bella check for Malcolm Butler, but none of the guys that left are flourishing. They all look overpaid. Don't they. Well, let's let's tap the breaks Bill will be on. Lewis. Did have a key fourth-down picked up in that in that Tennessee game in overtime, but you're right. And this is one of the things that they've done really well traditionally and MRs such an underrated saying, we always look at who's bringing in the best free agents who's doing the best in the draft. One of the most important parts of building an NFL team is being able to assess your own talent and being able to look objectively at the guys in your locker room and bills always been really, really good at that as sold or wasn't perfect. The last few years, if you wanna rewind it back to the Atlanta Super Bowl, you'll see a very old Dwight franey having his way with Nate solar. And so it was a great piece here for a long long time, but they looked at him and said, we can't justify paying him fifteen million dollars per year, and they were able to find a suitable replacement in Trent Brown, they got ahead of losing of losing Malcolm Butler by signing Stefan Gilmore a year early. And if you look at it early on. Last year that looked like a bad decision at winds up working out in the end, and then they get Saudi Michelle, of course, as you mentioned or replace Dion Lewis, that's one of the things they do really well. You can certainly criticize some of the free agent signings over the years. You can certainly criticize the way that they've drafted. They've always been very, very good at looking inside their building and being able to assess those guys objectively and remember it's harder to do that. When you've won championships with guys, the emotions can tell on you. You can look at certain guys, say this guy helped us win a championship. We wanna reward him. One of the things that Bill does best, he can take a cold look at each individual guy and make an assessment of all right. I got one guy comparing Baker may feel the far of an Elway and I'm like, we pump the brakes. He's all in one is a starter. I do think he's two years older than the other rookie quarterback's double double the starts and he had very good, offensive coaching through college. And now in the NFL he is a more refined pocket throwing this second and the other guys, but you get, what are your soul. Purses saying about Baker, are we? Should we pump the brakes? What are your guys saying around the league on Baker, one of the most interesting things just talking to Cleveland coach is this week is how a lot of the hiccups that we saw that game against the raiders. They really weren't on Baker. I, I know Hugh Jackson publicly pointed out the nine drops. Couple of guys have mentioned that that to me privately as well the the botch snap that wasn't really on him. And one of the things that they like best about him as the way that he's been able to fight through these things when things go sideways. That's when some rookie quarterback's can kind of fall off a little bitter struggle. And you certainly didn't see that with Baker. He kept fighting as that game went on. And so that shows, you know, quarterback Scott great makeup for the game. And you mentioned the the offense of coaching he's had. I'll tell you this column people in the NFL right now believed that Lincoln Riley is one of the top five ofensive coaches on the planet anywhere and the fact that he comes from that system, the fact that he was able to play for Lincoln Riley. Just from the quarterback coaching standpoint, really put him in a position to develop over the last three years and what you're seeing, not all of his translatable to the NFL. Of course, what he learned it Oklahoma, boy, you're seeing to vary important qualities. One. He's very accurate with the ball and two is decision making for the most part was off the charts at Oklahoma. If you have those two things coming into the league as a pretty good starting point, Baker certainly has those things in stay senior NFL reporter, Monday morning quarterback former patriot beat writer for the Boston Globe, Albert bear joining us live. Let's just say, let's look ahead. Atlanta can score a lot of points and they're at Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh can't stop anybody. Let's say Atlanta goes in the weather, still not a factor for the dome. Lanta falcons. They go on the road day win, and you know, listen, Mike, Tomlin's one Super Bowls. But if Pittsburgh with all these stars in all this offense of firepower and all this money does Pittsburgh get to a point now, I think they've always been in. Credibly patient, four, three coaches in nineteen sixty nine. But if they lose to Atlanta and Baltimore looks great. Again, could there be a little panic that we gotta get lazy and bell in now, what do you think that the Pittsburgh situation your gut feeling because they are given up a lot of points in Atlantic and score them? Yeah, and certainly losing Ryan ear was something that they, they weren't prepare for obviously. And I think it's something that's really hit them in a certain way and the defensive side of the ball where they felt like they had a lot of young players that were developing coming together and that sort of through things haywire on that side. I don't think there's any panic in in Pittsburgh. I don't think they're going to bend to Levy on bell. It hasn't been their history to do that sort of thing. And I don't think that they're going to go any sort of extra mile to get him in there. I think they're going to try to continue to evolve offensively losing Todd Haley was hit, but they've got the young kid Washington from Oklahoma state who they believe in who they believe in develop juju. Miss USA? I didn't. They believe he can be a number one receiver down the line. James Connor look. He's been up and down the first few weeks of the season, but they believe in him as well. There's a group of young players. There is not going to be one person that's going to do it, but there's a group of one of young players they're, they believe can make up for the loss of Levy on bell least in the short term and look. They've been through this before there was a period right after they went to that Super Bowl loss the Packers where they leveled off a little bit and they had a couple eight eight years there. They were able to bounce back from that. It's interesting because it right at the end of what feels right. Like what will feels like the end of the window there with the bell levian Ben group. It'll be interesting to see what they do going forward, but they drafted well enough the offense of skill positions. I the day believe that after adjusting Randy Fichtner as the offensive coordinator after Ben adjusts the weapons around him, that they can get through this. I think the bigger issues for the Steelers, as you said, are on the defensive side of the ball, and particularly that inside linebacker pool. That's traditionally has been so important in that defense, Albert Burgh. Great. Talking to you have a great weekend. Thanks, bud dance called. Enjoy the games. Yeah, Pittsburgh's going to be very interesting. You know what's happened with all these NFL rule changes that they've all helped the offense. Right. We have more points being scored more touchdown passes. That's you can't deny that. Well, what's happening is just think about this on a macro level. It's the offense of kids getting drafted in college. Ours are the bust rate is dropping for receivers. The bus rates dropping for backs. The bust rate is dropping for quarterbacks. The bottom line is it is easier to draft offensive guys now than defensive guys because the rules help offensive players. So if you've got a, if you've got to fix your defense, that can be tough. But if you've got to fix your offense, all the rules benefit, offensive players and the NFL's using more college stuff than they've ever used. So the transition college to the NFL is getting easier for offensive players and still really. Suffer defensive players. So does that change the way draft? I mean, I look at some of these NFL teams. They don't whiff on their offense picks they just don't Pittsburgh's one of them. They don't whip on their offense. Picks they whip on some of the defensive guys, not the offensive guys coming up next. Oh, yeah. Yeah. Take a deep breath blazing five by the way in twenty five minutes. Coming up. Next Richard Sherman is complaining again and he shouldn't. He went to Stanford. He's a smart guy, right? Stanford got w smart get into Stanford. But Richard Sherman said something he's completely wrong about it. It's more whining from defensive NFL players, and I'll just go to facts. Go to facts. That's not much of a tease, right? I'm gonna give you actually facts in football, and I'm about done with defensive players, winding in this league that's coming up next. I honestly think this is the greatest weekend coming up in American sports started last night. You got the greatest quarterback who ever played last night, then you can take a deep breath. Go out with your wife tonight. Have a nice dinner. You wake up tomorrow, you get Texas, Oklahoma, one of the great college football rivalries, one of the great robberies in American sports. Then you get Conor McGregor in Abib and NFL Sunday. You get great games, huge NFL Sunday. You've got baseball playoffs by the way that Josh Hader guy talked about yesterday, the guy that strikes out the rockstar right, Metallica guy. So he strikes out to people renting. He came in yesterday struck he faced four batters. He struck out three. He's like the heavyset literally kid with a moustache. He literally nobody can heat those that hard. So yeah, baseball playoffs, you got it yet. NFL you've got Texas, Oklahoma, which is great. And I'm telling you Conor McGregor. There's going to smoke. I cannot wait. I've already spent my money. All right. So one of these things blazing five and ten minutes. One of these things I hate when people go to cliches and instead of learning and just doing a little homework, it people fall into bad cliches. So the big cliche and the NFL now not let's play defense. Defensive players don't go anywhere defensive guys. Okay. This is Richard Sherman who used to be great is no longer great. And I don't think he likes the fact he's no longer. Great. He's blaming something else for his inadequacies inadequacies right now because Richard sherman's no longer. Great. And now it's not his fault. Of course, it's a, it's it's the roles and stuff here is you can't touch him. You can't tackle me. Can't hit him high, can't hit them low you. You can't knock them down to the ground hard if you push them too bad, you know, all that you can't hit a receiver high. Can't hit them though. You can't push him, you can't. You can barely press them. You know as bickering really difficult on teams to to combat it because every rule in in the book is. Assigned to make sure you don't get them stopped. That's just a bunch of bull now. Yes, there have been rule changes by the way. Aaron, Donald just signed a contract for one hundred and thirty five million dollars Khalil Mack for one hundred and forty. One million go look at the highest paid NFL players. Von Miller is in their Fletcher. Cox, Justin, Houston, JJ watt, all over one hundred million of the thirteen highest paid NFL players. Six are defensive players. Why? Because great defensive players have never been more important to combat the offensive driven rules. Okay. If you're an elite pass rusher today, you get one hundred million dollars. If you're an elite interior defensive linemen who can make Brady can make Aaron Rodgers uncomfortable in the pocket through the middle. You one hundred million dollars. If you're an athletic linebacker, especially one who's a talker. Like Sean Lee, Luke Keithly who gets in the middle of that defense with no huddles now and the game faster than ever and can communicate signals and get everybody lined up and be sure tackler you get seventy five million dollars. This idea that nobody all defensive players have never been more valuable than they've never been paid like this before. By the way it is September. The weather's perfect. There's no wind. It's sunny seventy two degrees. You do get that every September everybody's scores. A lot of point. Let me remind you of the scores last year in the postseason the AFC championship with Tom Brady twenty four twenty Philadelphia beat Atlanta though. By the way with Matt Ryan, fifteen ten, the Jags beat the bills tend to three. The Rams only scored thirteen points in Las to Atlanta that had twenty six, Tennessee, Kansas City was twenty two, twenty one. You get to January. You get the December. Guess what the scores come down. It's cold. It's windy. Everybody's got tape. You're left tackle is on the injured reserve and you have a backup. And the pass rusher now is intense. This idea that nobody's allowed to play defense is a bunch of hooey Marcellus Wiley played in the NFL. He talked about this. You just have to evolve and learn how to tackle. The defender you can learn and teach yourself. New hab is just like, you talked to self owed habits. No one walked in day one. How to make a form tackle someone taught you now you can do the same thing with this situation. Yes. Is this idea nobody's defense of guys have never ever ever been more valuable because the game is by the way. It's just like the NBA. Remember couple of years ago when LeBron James and Kyrie Irving beat the warriors. Do you remember that? And we think of the NBA is all offense. There were two plays at the end of the game that won it for the Cavs. One was shot by kyri Irving. The other was a block by LeBron James. That, yeah, it was a block like nobody's saying the NBA's, not offensive -ly driven, but did you notice how much better the rockets got because they already had James harden you notice how much better they got when when by the way Chris, Paul arrived, the best defensive guard in the NBA they improve ten games got the west or Western Conference finals and had a three, two lead on Golden State. Not because they had better offense players because they had Trevor Aretha because they had Chris Paul who plays defense. Nobody's saying the games aren't leaning offense. It's like hockey. They got rid of clutching and grabbing in hockey what wins the Stanley Cup, a great hot goalie. You still got to keep the puck out of the net. So Richard sherman's not elite anymore in Richard Sherman, probably frustrated with it, but this is just the thirteen of the highest paid players in the NFL six or defensive dudes. Hard to figure out little contracts. Now it's five years ago. There are six NFL players right now in defense making more than any offensive player five years ago. And this is not gonna stop a great pass. Rusher is just going to, it's going to get paid for the rest of my life. Anytime there's rule changes, people are going to complain because people don't like change. Anytime there's rule changes, it's going to benefits someone and not benefit someone else. That's what we're dealing with. Now, for me, I just feel like fans get tired of seeing flags every other play. That's an annoying watch. It becomes almost about the referees and that that's that's the worst. What Richard Sherman stocking look at this list of highest paid players. It's all quarterbacks and defensive players not running back. It's not wide receivers. It's not tight ends. It's not off into place. It's quarterbacks and all that, and the people who have to stop the quarterback. That's it so that it's a bunch of hooey. I mean, it's just a bunch of hooey. Hockey got rid of clutching and grabbing. Why did the Las Vegas? NHL team have a great year. They had a great goalie. Well, look up. People talk about basketball back in the day. You know when you could put an elbow in someone's neck like, yeah, but the game is evolved now. It's better than us. It's more fun and what's happening. It's it's more popular global. I was watching last night. I was watching the patriots colts. And last year people forget this NFL's a very physical sport. And sometimes there's a team every year in the NFL a team or two that just falls apart last year. It was the Washington Redskins, Washington people forget this very early in the year. Washington travelled out to the Rams and shut them down. It was like, Jared, Goff got shut down the Rams offense. Got shut down. People forget about it because the Redskins fell apart. Physically, they just whole offensive line got hurt. They like twenty injuries. All they're running back, Scott hurt, their offensive line got hurt their pass. Rushers got hurt Washington's a real football team this year, the Indianapolis Colts. I mean. I thought they played their butts off last night. I thought that was an incredibly impressive. Fourteen point loss. The colts have. No, it's like Andrew lock and the injured reserve list in helmets that whole teams falling apart. They got no healthy players in Indianapolis. I thought if you were a cult fan came out that you were kind of encouraged. You're kind of like our guys played their, you know what's off last night in Foxborough against the reigning dynasty. I, if you give them eight players who didn't play, you may have an upset on your hands. Last night blazing five right around the corner on a Friday, Ty law. Three rings former patriot five time pro bowlers joining us today. It's the heard our to. This is the heard wherever you may be and however you may be listening. Live in Los Angeles iheartradio Fox, Sports, radio NFS. One joy. Taylor is joining me. I'm so excited for the next thirty minutes on the show for a variety of reasons. This is the greatest weekend of the year in sports to me started last night. The greatest quarterback of all time, setting records, go out and have a little dinner tonight, have a cocktail or two. Then tomorrow get ready, baby, Texas, Oklahoma, as good as any college rivalry and then Ohio State, Michigan, Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Auburn, that's about as good as it gets. You got the Habib Conor McGregor fight, which is going to be unbelievably fun. I cannot wait for that forty. Got my money. Spent Conor McGregor is going to dominate him. And then we have a great week of NFL games. A lot of very intriguing games and drew Brees on Monday night could set a record or two. So this is fun. This is what we do is very fun, joy of very excited and we do now. We do blazing five, so so we had to two in one last week. It was a push after three winning week. So I love these picks. Lazing five. We have a sponsor presented by chilies. Here we go. Let's blaze it up prior. It's college. Does it shifts right jets minus one and a half. I love the New York Jets here by the way, this is pick him in some places that you could even get a better number than I have. First of all, they've had ten takeaways this year, and their defense is only allowing five point two yards apply. That's top six in the NFL and that in that count that got off over form last week in Jacksonville when they were terrible. This is a real defense in Denver when they have to go east and play an early game, they're over their last six, allowing thirty points game. They're not the same team Denver's really bad going east. And again, the jets were terrible. Todd Bowles is getting a lot of heat. They bounced back play their game of the year. The jets win twenty six twenty one raiders chargers. This is a home game for the raiders and I get five and a half points. It's not a fishery a home game, but it's a home game. It'll be all raider fans and I get right now an offense that is absolutely humming the raiders offense is second in the NFL they have to legit bags marshawn Lynch, Doug Martin, a great tight end three legitimate wide receiver, and the chargers defense without Joey Bosa. He's been awful. They're allow their thirtieth in points a game, the chargers defense, their offense, fine spine. Their defense is shaky and I really feel like Jon Gruden saved the locker room in Oakland a little bit of a renaissance here with them. I'm gonna take the raiders. I get five and a half points. I think they win outright. I think they win outright raiders win twenty seven to twenty four. White teams that eagles upset alert, Minnesota plus three. I'm taking the Vikings first of all, if you watch the eagles secondary, it's been lit up by good receiver. Julio Jones who lit it up to Sean Jackson lit it up, Vikings have to world class wide receivers. By the way. Carson Wentz is not one hundred percent join. I talked about that about three weeks ago. He not one hundred percent. You can tell. He's not a hundred percent and they're coordinator, offensive coordinator. Frank Reich is now the head coach of the colts. We've seen this before when a great coordinator leaves a city. The offense isn't the same for a year. All right. And Kirk cousins at Lincoln. Financial e e played better there in Philly than any other place in the NFL twelve touchdowns three picks upset alert Philadelphia's not right. They're not right. Right now I'm gonna take the biking's to win twenty four twenty three. Cardinals at forty Niners. I get Arizona plus five and a half like it. I love it. The forty Niners last twelve games that Jimmy Garoppolo did not play or one in eleven. This has also been a series where the underdog does very well getting point and I get five and a half. The cardinals have lost their last two games by a combined five point. Here's the thing. Nobody was watching that whole Josh Rosen game. Last week there watching Baker Mayfield, Josh Rosen the crate Arizona's offense had its best game with points yards, passing yards in rushing yards in San Francisco's a mess on the offensive line. I think I'm getting the better team. I'm getting the better young quarterback and I'm getting five and a half points. Arizona goes on the road. Upset, win twenty seven, twenty six Redskins at seeds. I love getting teams off a bye especially when they have a veteran, quarterback veteran quarterbacks. They get healthy. They get an extra week. They Washington and Alex Smith come up a by. And the defense is in this game, total mismatch. The Redskins defense is excellent. It's excellent point yards past event and oppose or passer rating. Remember Washington's defense was good last year until every single guy got hurt Washington to pass rush. They've got good corners, and the saints defense is absolutely atrocious. Now you think it's pretty good because the last week in the giants, it's bad. I'm gonna go with the upset. Washington spoils drew. Brees is night off a by wins twenty eight to twenty seven lazing five is brought to you by Chile's three for ten dollar deal starter, an entree and a coq ten bucks case. Oh burger mushroom. Jack fajitas Chile's three for ten bucks. Always a winning pick. Now you do know this here. My picks the jets pick is particularly interesting if you make that bet right now you got a better line than I did because I picked it Monday. I used to have the Baker Baker moneymaker briefcase. I now have a Darnell dollars. I am. I have. I want to thousand dollars off Baker. And then last week. Double the down betting against him and I won. So this week I have two thousand dollars. I am betting it on Sam darnold to have a very good game as a pro darnold dollars blazing five presented by Chile's all fired up. I will say this. Let me talk for a second. We have good stuff today by the way, a little teaser. I'm not gonna talk about now little tease. I don't watch NBA preseason. Do you see what happened in a Laker game? I'm gonna tell you about seven minutes. A real thing happened last night folks and it ain't good for Lonzo ball. It is not good for him, but let me go this. I think we have the potential for a very good weekend for all the rookie quarterback's. Let's start with Baker Mayfield. I'm not saying four, no, for all these guys, but rookie quarterbacks, I think are going to have a chance to play really good this weekend. Let Baker Mayfield faces the ravens k the ravens have dominated Cleveland for the last so many years. They're not going to get up for Cleveland like they just got up for the Steelers, the ravens, and the Steelers is one of the last great NFL rivalries. It was a standalone game. It was a highly emotional game, and Baltimore won that game. And I think there is a natural letdown after a big rivalry game, and especially when you beat an opponent, they're looking at rookie quarterback's ravens destroy rookie, quarterbacks and Cleveland. Meanwhile, blew a game against. The Oakland, they're going to come in focused. They've got great confidence because the last two games bakers played for them, Dave one one and should have won one. Keep your eye on this game. This is a potential upset. This could be a very good day for Baker Mayfield. Now, let's talk jets. Terrible performance, but Sam darnold did not have a Colonel. Ver- Baker had four against a crappy Oakland defense. Sam didn't have any against a great Jacksonville defense Denver's allow zeroed team watch. This is the way it works in the NFL. The jets were atrocious defensively last week, and they have a defensive head coach, Todd Bowles is getting real heat if Todd can't get the defense, right? They'll fire him to Sam darnold their future. The one thing they have to be in New York is good defensively. They laid a complete egg lack last week defensively. They were atrocious watch. The defense be really good for the jets against Denver in case keenum darnold now didn't have a turnover against Jacksonville. I think it'd be a very good weekend for Sam. Let's talk briefly, Josh Rosen, San Francisco. You didn't watch this game. He was really, really good. In fact, we had Greg Cosell on earlier this week because everybody was watching the Baker Mayfield game. Myself included only two cities got the Zona game Seattle in Arizona. The rest of the country didn't see it as Greg Cosell said, Josh Rosen was excellent. He looked like he didn't college to me. There was a refinement. There was a nuance to his game in the pocket meet. Some big throws plays from the pocket, extremely well has a helmet. I thought he threw the ball really well, and it's interesting when you see a quarterback that plays with a refined sense of timing, how all of a sudden the offensive line looks a little better quarterbacks who play with a lot of rhythm and timing and get the ball out within the structure of the design play. Always making all line look better. Okay. So I like Josh Rosen to beat San Francisco. I like Sam darnold to beat Denver. I think Baker mayfield's going to be in a very interesting game against Baltimore, and let me just add this Tennessee off a huge win over the defending Super Bowl champs, their biggest win of the year. They go up on the road to buffalo Tennessee's not a good road team last year. They were eight, you know, if you go back last couple of years and look at Tennessee, they've won eight of their last ten at home. They've won four. The last ten on the road. So Josh Allen, the rookie and he's the one that's kinda of scrapping right now, but Buffalo's better at home. And Tennessee's not a good road team in Tennessee is off a huge win. So I think we have an opportunity this weekend for all the rookie quarterback who start to have very nice weekends. I'm not saying four, no, I would not be shocked. However, at three and one for the rookie quarterback's. All right, coming up. Next, we'll go live to Ben volun- the outspoken patriots reporter for the Boston Globe. He didn't like what he saw last night. And did you see? And I know most of you did not not a good night for Lonzo ball. If on Lonzo bone, I watched the Lakers preseason last night. I don't like what I saw, and I don't like what I hear that's coming up in l. a. it's the her, be sure to catch live additions, the heard weekdays at noon, eastern nine AM Pacific. Continues today starting at three thirty eastern the Rockies try to bounce back from the devastating game, one loss the brewers. Then later on Clayton Kershaw looks to the dodgers up to nothing on the Braves at nine eastern all on episodes one and the Fox Sports app. Jersey hit three homers last night there by tastes. They don't have Seger this year because he got hurt. They got a lot of sticks. They got now, Clayton Kershaw is not what it used to be still good. He's not what it used to be. He's on the back nine, but dodgers have and dodgers. I've been to five dodger games last two years. They've had multiple homers in every game. Yankees Red Sox starts tonight, which is there's nothing like I'm going to tell you that when I lived out in the northeast, I lived for ten years in the New England area. There is nothing like October baseball in the northeast. It's nothing against the middle of the country. It's nothing against Wrigley. There's nothing against Dodger Stadium, two nights ago. I'm watching the Yankee game October game, Yankee or Fenway. I live there. I went to those stadiums, it, you can't. I can't even tell you. I can't explain it. It's like college football in the south. It just looks different. Ed just feels different. So good baseball stuff. Oh, by the way, I, you know, I know the patriots lane. Johnson said, it's no fun. And there was that special teams guy that came from Seattle now with a Niners Cassius Marsh, was that. Yeah, yeah, it's no fun. It's it's, I feel bad. We feel bad about the patriots. We wish we're going to do a PSA here. We just wish their players could have more fun. We've all seen the news several brave NFL players coming forward to share the story of cruel treatment suffered by members of the New England, Patriots. We want to help spread awareness to prevent other players from suffering the same cruelty. You should know that while other teams allow their players to go home and December patriots players are forced to keep playing through January usually into February. And then once the season ends, they have metal rings strapped on their figures, shackles. They're told aware for the rest of their lives. And some players are treated like animals. In fact, they call one of them the goat. Frankly, it's disgusting if you or someone you know place for the patriots, let them know there's a better life out there. This message paid for by the Cleveland Browns. Would that senior NFL writer? Smart dude does great work for the Boston Globe. You the cower, global satellite network, Ben Bowen joining us. All right. We're gloating today. I'm gloating is a bay trian guy, but Ben, you, you go to every practice. I don't. You're in that locker room. I'm not. You didn't love what you saw. Last night. I heard I was not a big fan of waiting, Colin look, no offence to the coal. They actually showed a lot of heart last night to Andrew lock was phenomenal. I really liked what he showed us but come on that was a minor league outfit that the colts were showing last night, not why Hilton. No, Jack Doyle, they're missing their top defender. They couldn't even feel that entire forty, six man roster. And I think by the end of the game with all the injuries, there were data like thirty eight real football players. It's a Thursday night, the patriots at home. They should have won that game by fifty points. It said they let the colts hang around the colts picked up two hundred ninety eight yards in the second half three touchdowns Andrew lock carving them up in the fourth quarter. I mean it's weird to say that a thirty eight twenty four win. Is a bad win, but there's a lot to clean up for the patriots and beating this team at home. You know, it doesn't prove a whole locker them moving forward with. They play like their next opponent. Kids city coming in next Sunday night. That's going to be much tougher test. Let's talk about Josh Gordon. Listen, they got their slot guy back. They got gronk Sony, Michelle, and James white are are nice components. Sony had a real nice night. They really leaned on him, but Josh Gordon it to me is kind of what they have been missing for years, and they had Brandin cooks for about an hour, but Josh and Tom Brady, we know his history at think it works. What do you make so far? What you see at practice in games? I'm a big, Josh. Gordon guy calling. I'm Bob, his addition to the offense and they're not relying on him to be a focal point is really just kind of like a wild card. And he didn't really have a catch until the fourth quarter last night, but that touchdown, that's a schoolyard type of play that no one else on the patriots. Maybe other than Rankin can make that play where he's out maneuvering two defenders for the ball and going up and coming down with the touchdown. And you're right. They haven't had a physical guy like this. Maybe since Randy moss and Randy moss doesn't have the same power that that Josh Orden has when he's just dragging guys through the secondary a galloping for extra yard. So I'm a big fan of his so far. You gotta love the fact that him in Brady are connecting on these San. LA type of plays rate is going to him on third down as well, that that's always a good sign and other than gronkowski they don't have a big physical receiver. Brandin cooks wasn't wasn't Josh Warren, a free. You should see this guy standing next to the other wide receives. It is quite noticeable. So if he can stay healthy and keep his head on straight, which is obviously a huge wild card that is such a dynamic web half of that off by the way they let go a Dion Lewis and Sony, Michelle, the rookie look great. Malcolm Butler is off to a terrible start. Danny amendola doesn't have a touchdown. We all beat up on the patriots myself included. Nate solder is, is there one in three offensively and can't get it going was Bella check right? Ben that he can get cheaper reply. And they're still the same offense, or do you see creeks in the New England offense? Well, I mean, the is definitely is not executing the wage lasted. There's no question, and you mentioned all those players and they probably made the right call. I think they might miss the on Lewis a little bit, but you know, Brennan coach looks pretty good for the Rams right now and even look this good for the patriots last year too makes you wonder why couldn't the patriots named Brandin cooks, look this good. I mean, he's on pace for seventeen eighteen hundred yards this year. So Brandin cooks, you do wonder if they're missing that element of, but not having join atom in the first four games was huge. A gronk was getting so much attention to all these new pieces in the offense. Sony Machel's you mentioned guys going on. I are expert Ed, so they've had some issues in some moving pieces. I'm definitely not writing off the patriots offense by any stretch, but they're not a executing the way they the passan. Like I said, they had this mini by coming up. They've got a lot to clean up before. Kansas City comes in town in nine days and one of the advantages. Why like bringing you on the show? This is an eighteen year dynasty. I, I said earlier. Today, there's only five TV shows that have lasted eighteen years in prime time in the history of TV in two or law and order. So it's hard to it's hard to create. Great. It's harder to maintain great, and they've sustained it now for eighteen years, but you're at practice. We know the last six months, the Malcolm Butler thing, Tom versus time gronk and amendola taken shots missing OTA's. But when you go to practice Ben but body language when you're in that locker room did, do you feel that Brady Bella check is different? There is a gronk Brady here. Bella check over here. There's a little bit of room between the two now. I think they went back to decide now season starts, I it's definitely a business type relationship. These guys aren't going out for beers or or having lunch by any stretch, but they're still meeting twice a week to talk about the game plan. It's a Bill Belichick said last night after the game, there's no quarterback. I'd rather have than Tom Brady something. He said many times over his career. And you know gronk I can. You can tell us a little frustrated with how the way things are going so far. He hasn't scored a touchdown in four games. Teammates aren't winning the one on one battles, but I don't think the frustration is about what's going on with Bella Jacob behind the that's like off season stuff they had. They've, I think hash that out for now I don't see this thing falling apart anytime soon, barring disaster force, you never know. But it looks like Bella checks probably gonna be back for another year next year by the great. He's gonna be coming back, probably drunk as well. I think they're going to keep this band together for a little while he is a senior NFL writer for the Boston Globe, busy guy, good enough post patriots to come on and talk to us for a few minutes Ben. Thank you so much. We will talk soon. Hopefully. Thank you. All right, thank you. All right, Ben Volen, senior NFL guy for the Boston Globe. I like sometimes used to do this when you were in Miami or I was in Portland or Tampa. I like bringing on local people who are in locker rooms in practice, and they can sometimes have their their soldier there on the ground and they see stuff in law. Groom's. I don't because I remember when I used to cover NFL teams, Ren BA teams in your in the locker room in your at practice. You just see stuff that you know, people that are doing national stuff sitting up here on a desk don't see. So he was not as impressed with the patriots as a lot of people were. I do think Josh Gordon's a fascinating element if it can work. I just my gut feeling is it won't overtime, but they got the slots and the tight end and the running back. And I thought they got Brady had eight ton of time to throw in key situations last night. I'm still teasing that LeBron story at is not good news for Lonzo ball. If you've watched the Lakers preseason games, joy, though I with the news. This is the headline new patriots game last night. The colts were sort of their own worst enemy issue of not securing the ball carried over from week four, Andrew, lucked toss. Two picks and rookie running back Jordan Wilkins, loss of fumble and five other players accounted for drop pass. Here's Frank Reich on the struggle. Struggles obviously drops unacceptable. We, we have been doing great catching the ball until the last two weeks. I'm so we just gotta get that back on track. I mean, we're throwing a lot of passes. You're probably going to have one or two that happens, but we just got to get back on track in that regard. I just think we gotta make those places concentration. I know EV every drop. We had the guys we have. I know they have good hands. I mean, I see him every day in practice, so we don't have any guys that don't have good hands. They all have good hands. Well, they have an extra ten days, fix that issue before their six game at the jets. I was thinking about this. Everybody, you know how everybody there was this big thing about. Last year. I mean, the media's gone very far left where it's always like, oh, the corporations bad. The coaches are bad. The NFL's bad. Everybody complains about Thursday night games. Do you know the patriots didn't practice this week? They don't put on pants. So everybody complains about these Thursday night games. You don't hit or mostly practice all week, and then you get nine days off. If you told me I had to do back to back shows once a year, but then I got forty eight hours off. That'd be like, hell do that. Well, yeah, but you're also not running your body into a garage door, right? This show is heavy lifting. Workup here, Dr back show, talking all the time they may not be practicing, but they are coming off of generally a game and then playing on a short visit. It's basically a second by week you get a second by because you have because what happens in these short weeks is it's usually a close game. So the flights, not very long and teams don't put the pants on. They don't hit so you you, you just especially, I think it's bad for veteran guys like, but if I'm a young player or a quarterback and it's like we're not going to get a kind of a week off a practice. I watched more film also creatures of habit though value. So when that's disrupted it it, it causes problems mentally. So the Vikings spent the offseason adding pieces to what many thought was already a SuperBowl caliber Rosser. But back to back losses and Mike Zimmer seem as slip to one two and one on the seasons. They're heading to Philly for rematch of last season's NFC championship game, and Zimmer is preaching level-headedness. Everybody wants to wants to evaluate everybody after four weeks. But you know, I think if you remember last year early in the years eight or had some penalties early in the year and we, you know, we cleaned him up. You know, this isn't time for woes me. You know if people remember we're into this time last year, we're finished thirteen and three, five. And the year before we finished eight two and two year before that, and we finished Levin at five. So you know, all the all the predictors are not really. This isn't a good time to predict the thing about this hockey's played indoors baseball. If it rains, they call the game NBA's played indoors. What is the one sport that's played outdoors, football? Why don't? But even then you play eight road games usually. So why would we ever get worked up in September, which is the only time during football season the first four to five weeks with the weather's perfect been waiting so long for folk falls. So we. Have to be, can't help ourselves fallen do. Yes. It waiting all off season for some football. It's here snow. You have to talk MVP and. Make our picks and who has who has a playoff roster and are they gonna keep us up in the patriots are done, and the dolphins are gonna win ANC. It's what we do every single year. We do this. I love these Thursday games that it wasn't big game. All right. Finally, time for the real deal brought to you by Carl's junior and Hardee's despite showing up thirty minutes late yesterday, yesterday's you have to Twenty-nine press conference. Conor McGregor did not just point. That's what he does. And the else made if you predictions about his payout. Estimate around tree to tree point, five million. I'd say close in around the fifty million dollar Mark. So for and mixed martial artists to make fifty million dollars in a mixed martial is about it's quite brand taken how long until you're billionaire. Connor I'd say about what I'm two years of age. I'd say by tour de five, I'll be thirty five. Yes, toady five. Thank you. So I appreciate that. I love him. He's obnoxious, but here's the thing I it's UFC fans of the funniest because like hockey fans in UFC fans, they feel they've been ignored by the mainstream media. So they're very defensive and I go out yesterday. Oh, they can be very like, you don't understand the sport like we do. I'm a die. Hard fan. Conor McGregor is better than beam. He's taller lanky or a twitch. Your athlete, a real fighter of more experienced. I'm tired when McGregor was in that fight with Mayweather that I was there, I'm I'm close to it. I'm I'm twenty rose up that gave Mayweather a confidence that no other fighters going to happen to fight McGregor. It gave him massive confidence, and he's going to walk into that thing tomorrow and he is gonna feel minute on newbie, no nerves with him. In this kid's fighting the Muhammad Ali of sport, and it only goes five around you don't have many. You don't have any time to start off slow. The only chance this kid has is if he pulls him down to the ground and Connors knocking to Connor smart, he not going to allow that stuff. I don't know fun, two years and you have see, let's have a staff. Okay. Raise your hand if you like, Connor to win this. You can see three. I'm the only one speaking of e. I like that. All right, joy with the news. Well, that's the news. Thanks for stopping by the heard lie otherwise, high law. Oh, was a good guest. Last hour, Jason McIntyre does something very fun at the end of the show, we call it Mondays headlines today. All right. It's NBA preseason. I don't watch NBA preseason, but I said before the NFL season started, I said, LeBron the Lakers this is going to be worth watching. He is going to a team with a bunch of young guys and a couple of cast-offs and LeBron makes teams instantly better. So you know, how much would he play? Well, first of all, he's playing real minutes and last night. If you're Lonzo ball, LeBron's, quote after the game. Oh, here's his quote about Brandon Ingram had thirty one points Brandon now is from Duke. He's the forward banged up a little last year is the number to NBA pick. He was a number one high school player in the country. So we've got all sorts of town. This was LeBron last night talking about him. All not just in the second half, you know his, his pace. Visibility to play the point play the wing, not he's very special talent. You have them on our side. I know what I see him and. You know, and you know he's looking looking for this opportunity. Make the next jump in is is thirty or so. So a lot of a lot of upside in it into. I'm happy to try to give them as much as I can. Okay. One thing that's becoming very clear. I know it's preseason, but LeBron's looking for Brandon Ingram because every time down the floor LeBron wants to do two things, have the ball and score himself or have the ball pass and be rewarded with somebody else scoring k. LeBron like shooters he liked Kevin love. He liked Chris Bosh. He in d. Wade had figured their chemistry out hand, Bosh figured stuff out pretty quick because Bosch can shoot LeBron like shooters the best pure shooter on this team could very well be Brandon Ingram. Lonzo needs the ball to flourish and LeBron's not going to get him the ball to LeBron's going to dominate the ball. Lonzo's not going to reward LeBron if LeBron passes. So why would LeBron pass to him? It's not LeBron's going to freeze Lonzo out, but this is why I said LeBron Ben Simmons was a weird fit because Ben Simmons needs the ball because he can't shoot Lonzo needs the ball. He's not a shooter. What LeBron is bald dominant and LeBron goes into every possession thinking either I'm going to the basket and scoring or I want to get rewarded for it. You're not gonna waste possessions. He'll never pass the Lonzo. I'm not sure how much they can be on the floor together and if they are, you watch LeBron he is looking for Brandon Ingram. And I mean, I really think LeBron in this league fifteen years, he's not changing his game for Lonzo. He is not changing his game for him. I think Lonzo is gonna get a lot of minutes in the second unit and is going to elevate the second unit. But man, when you watch the Brandon, Brandon Ingram, you can tell right now that's going to be his guy. Why that is going to be as guy by the way, Ron does not a big shooter land isn't a pure shooter javale mcgee's don't appear shooter. Okay. So who's LeBron look for the pure shooter, Brandon Ingram? That's not good for Lonzo. It's going to be. This is going to be a fascinating watch. I'm Luke Walton got his hands full because the two guards on his team Rondo and Lonzo or not. Shooters and LeBron's not the easiest guy to coach. Yeah, but he loves Rondo. You know, very highly. I think I think LeBron likes LeBron likes high q. veteran players who played the fence that is Rondo. He did advocate for JR Smith when he was in Cleveland, but JR could shoot LeBron like shooters hill even take weirdos. JR Smith is goofy, but he can shoot it broke his heart when Kyrie Irving left. He can shoot. He defended Kevin lobby were both out last night. I I'm not disagreeing with you that he likes Ingram. I'm just saying, I think once the season starts rolling, this is this going to happen until I so really Christmas. All right. We know this is gonna happen by the way. Bill Belichick should have been arrested last night and explain why coming up blazing five today brought to you by Chile's three for ten dollar deal starter entree and a coq ten bucks. They have their case. Oh, burger mushroom. Jack fajitas only ten bucks for ten. Oh, was a winning picked chilies? It's. Sunday, it's a FOX NFL doubleheader starting Aaron Rodgers and the Packers taking on Matt Stafford in the lions. Then it's America's game of the week as Kirk cousins and the Vikings battle Carson Wentz and the eagles. It's all on FOX and the box sports app check, look listings. The eagles. Just so funny about the Philadelphia goes member lane. Johnson, remember lane Johnson who'd been suspended twice a New England, no fun. Let me lecture you about winning. I'd rather win one Super Bowl, then a bunch of because we're going to have fun. We'll be careful what you wish for Laney because I watched it last week loose Tennessee, one Super Bowls. All you're going to get. You know, you hear all these guys complaining all the time. I don't understand what's not fun about winning. We have a lot of fun in Philadelphia. It was fun. Losing Tennessee last weekend. I was just wondering. 'cause I watched you. You weren't very good remembers. Quote, I'd much rather have fun and win a Super Bowl to me. Miserable, win five. I wouldn't ever successes fun winning is fun. Get by. Why do you have to be miserable? Who says, New England's miserable, Tom Brady, look miserable, who who looks miserable? Everybody isn't Tom Brady, but just because you have a structure and you're not like, I don't even understand what the difference and every camera Philadelphia's structure to. It's just as idea about New England. That's very rigid. I was sitting there. Cassius Marsh is another one played for the patriots for an hour, and they let him go. And now he's with a lousy Niners. They don't have fun. There's nothing fun about. There's nothing happens on. Enjoy my time there. I first time in my life. I didn't like foot by just ten, like it's not fun. I like the one in three Niners there. How do you like produce our those apples? Sometimes sometimes standards are a lot for people by the way I had this discussion stations, everybody can't operate under expectation. I had this. I was sitting having a glass last night as a little having a cocktail with my wife and her sister, and we were sitting around a little little fire in the back after the colts patriots game. And I told her, I said, discipline is freedom. I said, it's like kids, is it think about think about your life in terms of you work and then you retire? How do you get freedom when you retire that you can do what you want when you want, be disciplined with your money, be disciplined with your body so you can move at sixty five and not be old in a mass, and you're going to the doctor and then you have money, you can golf when you want, and you can surf when you want and you can travel when you want. Discipline, is freedom be disciplined with what you eat with what you work out, what you put away financially and then the last half of your life. It's all freedom you can golf on. You want when you can travel when you want, you can buy that. You can buy a motorcycle if you want. Can't do that. If you're not undisciplined. Whenever I hear people like it's life is I just wanna have fun in my life. Okay. Then that's not disciplined because disciplines hard getting up, working, hard being committed. It's hard. But do you really want to have all the funding, your twenties, and then you're a mess from fifty eight years old on there's also there's also a balance that you feel like gronk doesn't have fun. Of course, many things gone is just like this unhinged maniac. Meanwhile, he doesn't even spend any of his money from his contracts. None of it. He doesn't even touch it. If the patriots would have not if Brady doesn't get hit in the Super Bowl. None of this would have come out. The literally one second Brady is driving for the winning touchdown, which he did against. We've seen him do it against Seattle. We've seen him do it against Atlanta. We seem to at five times every super New England's been. It's been close and we've seen Brady and like three of them drive for the winning score. He was driving for the winning score. Philadelphia couldn't stop him just like Seattle couldn't stop him. Like Atlanta couldn't stop him like he was driving for the winning score and somebody hit the ball out of his hands if that makes one other role in a patriot lands on it. And none of this, none of this stuff's being talked about Philadelphia loses in New England winds, and we don't care about Malcolm Butler like, whereas winning not fun in life. If let called you're an athlete, it's called competition. I'd rather win one Super Bowl, then five. Can you imagine Michael Jordan saying that? Can you imagine Kobe Bryant saying that? Can you imagine. Jack, nNcholas saying that expects the expectations and standards are not for everyone. That's pressure. I just, oh, by the way, Bill Belichick should go to prison. What? Well, let me explain. So there is a story in the NFL the craziest story in the NFL this year. It's kind of it's really sad. Actually, there's a kidney, Michael kendricks he played for the eagles last year and he got busted for insider trading, and he may have about a million dollars off. Ain't got some information from a stockbroker guy or an insider guy, and he made a million bucks. He could face twenty five years in prison. I don't think he'll get that, but it's really, it's scary. He's a young man by all accounts. Good kid made a mistake. I mean, and. I hope he doesn't get along. I mean, he made a mistake. He admitted it. He admitted to wrongdoing, he owned up to it and I'm crossing my fingers. The kid doesn't spend ten years and you know the whole because I think he's a good kid that made a big mistake. We all make mistakes, but I was thinking, you know, who should be arrested for insider trading is Bill ballot check because he always has the information before the media. Other players and guys like me do by the way he let go, Malcolm Butler wouldn't play him. Let him go outrage that got complained. Malcolm Butler yesterday quoted saying, I'm unhappy with the start for my season. He was against the eagles last week. Carson Wentz for seven for seven. When targeting Malcolm Butler including touchdown, he said, quote, this quarter of the season has not been when I'm looking for. He was targeted last week, seven times. Carson Wentz went seven for seven with a touchdown. Bill, Bella check, like a good stockbroker sold the stock before the crash house. Danny amendola doing all there was a lot of everybody loved, Danny amendola, love him. Stockbroker Bill had inside information so far. I'm Danny amendola HS four catches twenty yards. Four catches three. Two catches no touchdowns. Hundred twenty one yards in a month. And for the team by the way that let go Jarvis Landry that needs Danny amendola. They don't have gronk and they don't have Tom Brady. They need amendola to be big. There's your bag. By the way, Nate solar giants. One in three mess. Offensively Dion Lewis. Now he's a good receiver had catches last week, but it didn't do anything. And by the way, Sony, Michelle, did you watch him last night that young running back from Georgia for New England look pretty good to me. Look pretty when I looked at New England last night. I'm like, I don't know. I got two running backs here. I like I got a rookie and I got James white. I got tight end. I like I got grunk I got. I got. Now I got my slot receiver and a backup to a slot, Chris, HOGAN. And now I got Josh Gordon, and I'm not saying by the way, the Josh Gordon thing, I'm not sure it's gonna work, but you know, insider information Bella check knows. It's like Albert breer told us an hour ago. The thing Bella check is greatest at. Is taking a cold hard look at his players even after winning Super Bowls and saying, we got to get rid of him and it's hard, especially when you win because he everybody's human, heavy emotion, you fall in love with players. I've had NBA executives telling me that they're like, don't let coaches decide, contracts, NBA, coaches, fall in love with players who reward them in win games. They fall in love with them. Ballot check is the coach. He asked to make hard to say, I mean, listen the guy to a Super Bowl. They won the AFC and he got rid of soldier left tackle Dion Lewis. Danny amendola. Malcolm is a good players, right? They were all, and he knew. Inside information. Dude always knows. Listen. I know I don't talk Sam. My producer gets mad at me. Sometimes Sam. I know I don't talk a lot of UFC, but I've always felt was sports that I got to go with my gut. Like when I'm driving to work in the morning, I got to go with my gut. I have never in my life. Been this excited for UFC fight in my life. I've never been this excited and by the way out of college, I got a job in Vegas. I was the luckiest kid in the world. I get a job at a Vegas. It just so happens Sugar Ray Leonard since prime. Thomas hitman Hearns prime and Mike Tyson to this prime. I mean, how lucky was I? I was lucky his kid in the world, so I didn't know boxing it all. And then for six years in Vegas, I went to all the biggest fights in the country. There was no UFC and I've always said boxing, all I want is to fight two year. Give me one in the spring. Give me one in the fall. I don't wanna big summer fight. Give me one in the spring. Give me one in March. Give me one in October, and I'm good. And when when boxing within its prime, it. You too great fights a year. That's all I gave you. This is the best fight in the history UFC. This is this is this is the best fight in the history of the UFC. I am so excited. I Jane you. You're picking Conard sizably I, I'm picking Connor decisively. I think he's a better athlete. He's a twitchy your athlete. He's longer. I think. I think the Mayweather fight gave him robot even though I lost gave him incredible confidence. He's been in this spot before now if Habib can win. If he pulls him down of Habib, pulls him down to the floor to the map. He's in trouble because that's heavy strength. He's, he is a. He wants you on the ground and condo y. part of that. But as a standup guy, two guys standing up Connor segment, gently better Habib's a very average standup fighter, and but this is I'm just going my gut here. I'm just going with my gut like this feels I cannot I'm. I'm selling their pay per view right? Making a Conor McGregor some money. I can't wait to watch this. Maybe he'll bring you some of his his whiskey too bad. I don't drink it. You don't think go skiing. Last night I had one just little small vodka. It social lubricant. Put me in a good mood, and then I crashed early. Sorry, go, we have a great third hour. Tylar is gonna stop by the show. Jason McIntyre does mcintyre's Monday headlines today, which I absolutely love. We have on f s one huge baseball playoffs coming up today. 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If you're going to rate sports months, October is a great month this weekend. I'll be parked in front of the TV watching Habib Khan and all that stuff and in Texas, Oklahoma, baseball playoffs after us. Yeah, was I was driving around this morning coming to work and somebody was talking about, we don't have as many rivalries as we used to. We do. You'll see one of them tonight. Red Sox, Yankees. That's a rivalry so huge, huge sports weekend. And again, coming up in fifteen minutes three times, Super Bowl, champ Tyler, good dude, good dude, former. Patriot is going to be here to talk about the patriots, let go of a lot of good players. And when he was planned Tyler, they let go of him. And then later this hour, Jason McIntyre is here Monday headlines today. Well, patriots smash the colts on Thursday night football. So let me start with this. It used to be before Henry Ford created the assembly line. It took twelve and a half hours to build a car, one car, twelve and a half hours. And then in the early nineteen hundreds, there was this guy named Henry Ford Ford Chevy dodge Ford. Henry Ford, he created an assembly line and the assembly line could make a car in two hours. Now at it was repetition. It was officiency. Those aren't fun words. And you know what that assembly line was about. It was about taking a man on an assembly line in telling him just you just now you just put the steering wheel in that spot. Just do your job. Just put this to be an expert at everything. Just do your job. Well, it's repetitious. Well, it's it's officiant, twelve hours to to to build a car. Henry Ford changed American industry with the assembly line and New England and Bill ballot check have changed American. Forever with their own version of it. Just do your job. Josh Gordon was the seventy first person to catch a touchdown pass from Tom Brady. Yeah, this is what ballot check does interchangeable parts OB j. lady in bell Zeke, he'll Elliott now Antonio Brown. We're not gonna build around an individual part. Is it fun? Will it's winning fun if you don't run business like the patriots, you're out of business three of the four guys who had touchdown passes last night. We're not patriots last year. By the way they're red zone, numbers. Their offense of numbers don't change when gronk gets hurt, although gronk is valuable, but they're not going to build around you and Henry Ford took out the individualism. It's an assembly line. Just do your job. Just put the steering wheel in even rob gronkowski. Oust who embodies fun said this off season. I'm only playing with Brady, and by the way we see Bella check, Bella checks, the mean old, he's Henry Ford, but don't kid yourself. Tom's run in the factory. Tom won't throw to you if you don't memorize the playbook, Tom would not throw to Ocho, Tom will not throw to wide receivers if you're not buttoned up and you don't get into officiency and repetition folks. Egos blow up teams, politics blow up. Teams. Individuality blows up. Teams know as blows up teams Saxon Ville. There's no nicknames here. Guarantees Rex, Ryan, Philadelphia Eagles. There's no guarantees here. Only five television shows in prime time have lasted as long as the patriots dynasty of eighteen years and two of those are law and order. You just don't last eighteen years with big individuality in the NFL with big egos locker room full of politics. Paying a ton for perimeter players. You know, it's funny last night. Listen to Buchan Aikman. You know, Joe buck and Troy Aikman only do patriot games in the Super Bowl, so they occasionally do them, but they're NFC guys. They don't do AFC games. So last night was a rare treat for Joe buck and Troy Aikman. They were in Foxborough doing a regular season, New England game, and it was interesting. It wasn't Jim Nance who seen a million of them. It wasn't gymnast. It was bucking and they were just sort of marveling at the machine of the patriots played in seven straight, Nancy championship games. The sustained excellence. The culture here with the patriots is just unheard of and almost impossible to even wrap your head around. You can't even put it into words as someone who played, and I was able to win three and four years. Patriots certainly did that and went on that one two more. But what they've done, everything else, hells in comparison, I don't care. Any other team you want to compare with? Maybe in all of sports, but certainly in the NFL there's nothing that comes close greatest dynasty that I've ever seen and Troy Aikman was in a dynasty and Joe buck Yankees with broadcasting at dynasty. There's nothing like it by the way. I, I hear this about the patriots assembly line their machine. It's no fun member. Cassius Marsh who played for the patriots said he hated it last year. No fun here. It's no, he's now a forty Niner. They're going to lose again this weekend. I mean, let's be honest about it. We all have that loser cousin in our family, man. I don't want to be tied to a job. I want my freedom that's called summer. You're seventeen years old and you have to get a job and be a grownup assembly lines may not always be the most fun, but winning is fun. Reputation officiency over ego individuality. You want that. I love the NBA two. I love the NBA, but that's what they do. That's not what football does. All right. I'm going to mention something. I am almost. How can I put this. I'm almost embarrassed. I considered not talking about this on the show today. I don't even. But I am a journalist and I've got a report this story. Tom Brady last night became the third quarterback to reach five hundred career. Touchdown passes. Of course that's just in the regular season. Of course he's thrown for almost five hundred seventy five, but the NFL doesn't acknowledge that you know, why would you acknowledge play offs? I don't know because it's the one thing that separates him from Peyton Manning. That's why he's the goat and Payton's not. That's why he's the goat and Brett farve not. It's embarrassing that I even talk about this. He's he's won five Super Bowls for musician. That's five Grammies for an actor. That's five Oscars. Do you think do you think if this was an entertainment show? I'd spend a lot of time on Meryl Streep, winning a people's choice award. I mean, can you imagine the NFL does not count Tom's playoff touchdowns if you and I got into an argument about Michael Jordan and I like LeBron and you like Michael Jordan, and you said, hey, man in your face six for six. And I went, oh, no, you can't count that. The next word out of your mouth would be. Oh. Because the Bruins everything else. Your argument for the greatest basketball player is solely about six for six in the NFL, Tom Brady five hundred career touchdown passes. Now he's got five seventy one. By the way he's got seventy one playoff touchdown. Passes Peyton Manning's got forty. Farve got forty four. I mean I'm not a record guy but isn't that the difference between Brady and manning the seventy one? Not the five hundred isn't that I can remember almost all of his seventy one. I don't remember a lot of his five hundred what makes him the goat isn't the five hundred. It's the seventy one that nobody counts, which is what makes Jordan isn't a Tuesday night in Denver beaten the nuggets. It's the six for six humiliating moment for me as a broadcaster. Know I was thinking about this talking about kind of the assembly line come the machine of the patriots. The NBA is very much star over coach star over team. The NFL is much more machine over star. The downside of the way the NBA does. It is there are no rivalries in the NBA anymore. Celtics Lakers means nothing. It's LeBron now against kyri if they play Oklahoma City, Golden State's not a rivalry. It's Durant against Westbrook. I couldn't give a rip if the Celtics play the Lakers. It means nut. You know what I'd like to see. Honestly, I'd like to see LeBron against Ben Simmons who I think's kind of the next LeBron won't ever be LeBron the score, but it'll be a good score, the everything in the NBA to like it's a difference is a different environment player. Yeah, and their friends and they work out together in the off. CNBC doesn't have really rival rivalry is the NBA is a rivalry list league now it what does it matter? It's all about when I. Of thing of the big thing of the biggest matchups in the NBA. It's about the player. It's about the clippers having to face Chris Paul, it's about somebody knock off the Kevin Durant, the dynasty storylines in it is rival. That's right. It's the NBA is about the individual and therefore it's killed rivalries. The the rivalries, just between the players and even then they don't know the, I don't think it makes it any less interesting. There's just more there's just more angles and it's less, I guess it's less vicious, but you can't really buy into that anyway. Like I said, these guys are all working out together in the off season. They're not this whole idea that there's like the steep hatred, but I like I like Texas, Oklahoma, I liked all e Frazier, I like Auburn, Alabama. I like Steelers ravens. I like Packers bears like I like rivalries rivalries are something to me. I, I like, you know, the saints in Atlanta to me if you live in the south feels big the Packers to me by the way, patriots colts last night held little rivalry to it because deflate gate. Patriots. I like rival. I just don't think when you when you heightened the individual, the rivalries, Diane sports now they did it become personal rivalries, two thousand. Then if an individual doesn't goes down for an injury, it doesn't end this season for the entire team. 'cause there's, you know, there's other individuals Celtics Lakers played in the finals when you care anymore than of course. But if the Lakers especially now I would because of LeBron and Kyrie. Yeah, but if Kyrie wasn't there and LeBron was in there, I'd be like I just wanna see the best players. I guess my whole point is the NFL's a system mostly system. You can still college football. College sports is mostly about the coach and the system not the individual NBA's individual, but it's killed rival or the rivalries. I think our strongest still in college and college football, particularly. Tyler around the corner former patriot. He seemed guys get cut, Bella check, did it? They looked to be back. He'll be joining us. Tomorrow. We have a huge day of college football versus the Red River showdown between number nineteen, Texas, and number seven, Oklahoma followed by Indiana. Taking on third ranked, Ohio State coverage begins at eleven AM eastern on FOX and the Fox Sports app. I am going to have my prediction on that. The last four games between these two have been really, really close touchdown or less. So Tom Herman's getting it rolling. I'll talk about this game coming after her line news. So we're gonna talk about that. We're going to talk about the fight. I'm gonna lay it all out for you in our spoiler alert, but I fifteen years in the NFL five time pro bowler. One of the great patriots of all time be the coward global satellite network. Joining us, Ty new played for Bella check for five years in her Edwards and Pete Carroll, you played Parcells. You played for a lot of defensive guys. You really did, and you're in that defensive huddle. But you also know Brady when you watch him last night. I mean, good God. He's as good as I mean, he's really clicking. What do you think separates Brady you practiced against him for years. Got it's a new now. Josh Gordon's his new toy. What do you think makes him special. His attention to detail in this preparation. I mean, I, I had a front row seat when he started and people don't understand how much work he puts in on a daily basis, whether it's conditioning, whether it's studying getting his receivers to go out and do extra work is nothing like of anything I've ever seen so is no mistake that he's one. He's the greatest player, a football player, not only quarterback, but football player of all time. He works at it and age, just a number to him. He doesn't get caught up into the people talking about being over to heal. I'm forty one years. Old age is just a number. He's out having fun, and that's the most important thing you know, tie, you're a successful business person. I've used a gone to your your, you have these parks for kids. You've done very well. You got twenty of them. Now you're a business guy, so you fit, I think very well into New England's culture. This is why I think Bill Parcells light you and Bill Belichick liked you. Some players, say, New England's, not fun to that. I would say no. It just takes a different kind of player. Tedy Bruschi again carries a briefcase to work. When I when you hear it's not fun in New England, what do you make of that. For those that don't know how to work. I don't know what it takes to win out thought it was fun in the people that created the culture which you guys call it a pay patriot wait. We made it fun because we had a lot of fun amongst each other. But when it was time to step on the field, we went to work and I think you get a lot of free agent. I know for fact, a lot of free agents that come in, it's a totally different culture than what they're used to, and they like, what is this is his work? Yes. Football? Yes. Supposed to be fun. Yes, a game, but in New England is work. So you have to try to find the fun within the camaraderie of the team which we do, and it's a shock that most people because we could be laughing and joking in one minute, but with serious, we're very, very serious once we get out there on the field, but we still have fun within the practice as well. But you know, it is entertaining to me when fridges come from other programs and come to New England. And they see the difference in culture and it was like, you know, what is this? You know, because they may be used to see more of a country club type of field, you know, and you know you're getting paid a lot of money and you go, you go in early when when when the last whistle blows your in your car and your back home by, you know, three thirty. Four o'clock is usually not like that in New England. A lot of these young quarterbacks, Patrick Mahomes is tearing it up. Baker may feel people are falling in love with you. When you were part of the patriots, you guys eight young quarterbacks alive, Bella checks record against rookie quarterback is sensational. He eats them for lunch and you're part of those game plans. Baker Mayfield gonna play this weekend. Sam darnold. What was the secret sauce for ballot check and you're in these game plans? Why were they so great against young quarterbacks? What should I do against Baker? What should I do against Josh Rosen or Josh Allen. I mean, giving give them things that they, they can't figure out right away. We used to play a lot of games back there. You know, moving around with no one ever Stewart's deal, so you can figure out what we were doing. We used to do that to paid manning when he was young and he really couldn't read the defense. We throw him a bunch of different looks, make him figure it out. And that's what you have to do to a young quarterback and coach Bela check has a an ability to know what the quarterback strength and weaknesses are. So we took full advantage of that, but it's basically moving around plan, deep coming up into a press, but we're really planning a basic coverage, but we were so comfortable within our own skin. We can be anywhere in a position. If you snap the ball early, we still know what we're doing, but the quarterback has no clue because like some, there's nothing that he's ever seen before by the way Rick and it made it fun for us as a defense too. Tedy Bruschi told me the same stories. He said, we would just make stuff up and yell staff, and, and you know, he goes, we were planning our card game on defense and. It took Peyton Manning years and years to kind of figure it out. Listen, I know defensive players are upset, but of the thirteen highest paid players in the NBA six or defensive players. The other seven or quarterbacks that I would argue today that defensive players have never been more valuable because it is such an offensive game. If you can be a von Miller Khalil Mack JJ watt in elite, Luke Keithly. When you watch the game, it is clearly more offensive minded. Does that bother you? How does that land for you? I mean, we know that people tune in to see the quarterbacks, but you hear what you just say it Colin the guys that are chasing a quarterback or the highest paid defensive players. But yet we're trying to protect a quarterback's which is somewhat of a contradiction because when you when you're going at the quarterback, how are you going to get paid the type of money these guys getting paid? And then you ask them to hold up and not take him to the ground. I don't know any of those. The players that's from krypton and guess where they can leave their feet and not put them down ground and put their way to one. I mean, the rules are skewed. I think. Is biased with the quarterback. I mean, if you want to pretend to quarterback like that in my opinion, just put a bunch of flags on them and we know pull the flag and that's the sec, but their accent players to do something as not physically possible. Now, when you're in the NFL, I think when you came into the league, you could grab wide receivers. And by the time you left the NFL you couldn't grab receiver. So how did you change. Listen. Is a lot going on with the rules. I mean, when you watch the TV and they call the flag, then they come to the so-called professional analysts that's on the TV side and he doesn't agree with the call. So it's such a big gray area. Look at William Hayes. He got his career shorten because he's trying to pretend to quarterback why isn't the sane action taken the monks all the players to protect all the players. Everything seemed to be based around a quarterback. I understand business because I'm a businessman myself. But at the same time calling, if you think about it, you know, I just want to make this little now for guys out there watching right now. There was a guy by the name of Drew Bledsoe, perennial all PLO to face it organisation for the New England, Patriots. If he did not get injured, not that we, we want anyone to get injured, but it happened. It's a part of the game. We all know we signed up for Drew Bledsoe get hurt. Then comes Tom Brady, we would've never get to witness the goat and the greatness of Tom Brady if it wasn't for that play, not saying that it was a good thing by any means to Drew Bledsoe, but it's the part of the game that we all signed up for. So this is football. So I think that if you're gonna make rules, you should protect everybody because we would not be sitting here talking about the greatest quarterback in the greatest football player of all time if it wasn't for something unfortunate is that. So if it's going to be some unfortunate incidences in football issued a plot to everybody Tyler, which by the way you have twenty two, I called him like kid parks, how would you describe him launch. Launch family entertainment. So we do everything laser tag. We have crave cafe, mom, pizza concept. We have broacher reality rock walls, ninja courses. We have it all. So as a family, fun arcade, full fledge ticket, redemption arcade games. So as is awesome. So go check it out, launch, trampoline, park coming to a city near you. Yeah, using that Michigan that m- university of Michigan education, it's a lot of money. Great business school. Tiger talking to you. Thank you. Thanks for having me. You bet. Tyler. Three rings five time pro bowler, really, really good. Dude. I took my kid to launch multiple times in Hartford, joy, Taylor, with the news. This is the third line news. Dave and busters for yeah, for Bellas ninth birthday day. And I always love to challenge Earl and Papa shot because in my mind, I can beat him. Yeah, and it just doesn't work. No, no, anybody that's ever played in the NBA. Hilarious. Yeah, he played. He was an NBA player. That URL told you that he goes one game though, but I had an extra ball. Yeah. If you play with the same number of balls, he will be done me every time once we once we even did out anyway, that's Brian made a bit of a splash on social media this week by saying the Cowboys were his preferred destination. And even though he Jerry, we're spot at the beyond, say concert few weeks ago, Jerry kind of squashed that narrative this morning. We feel good about this and wish him the very best trust me if it were in our best interest his and ours, and the teams, he would be on the field for the Cowboys. You go, they need to receiver not interested at all. I mean, he was there and Jerry has a relationship with him. So at shouldn't be too confusing it. He's not going to be back with the Cowboys. Let's also tests roasted the Cowboys. Players and coaching staff on the way out up. You can't. You can't burn that bridge at one way or another. Even Jerry has to has to deal with the players and the and the personnel. That's there. It's just not going to happen too small world, be careful of the bridges you burn. So LeBron made a major reveal yesterday during shoot arounds. He gave up wine here is. It was in support of a die regiment that I have. Yeah, maybe we'll wind. But I feel very, I feel great to we cleanse gave up a lot of things for fourteen days to the night with actually my last day, wait until last night. No blue, no dairy, no alcohol and no, why? No officer with with like life. Air cleanses are the worst, but never done one. I, I've done a few juice cleanses and it's just and that's all you can drink or eat. Oh, that's awful. It's so bad. I didn't have dinner last night. That's not a cleanse. I just didn't have time. No. I mean, sometimes I won't eat for a long time because our our schedules kind of weird eat super early in the morning, and there's one eight lunch won't to later in the day, but drinking only Jews. I was just leap all the time you need like need some substance. You know, I'm from Pittsburgh. I need some meat and potatoes. I can't can't live off juice, but LeBron's way into wine. He's a, I don't know if he's an officially us a Somalia. No. I line I don't. I'm not interested in a two week wine cleanse either. That's very simple question. I mean, did not a lot of it now. A lot of it like you might have a half a glass of wine with a piece of fish. If somebody, Br, I, I went to dinner last Saturday with buddy trace Gallagher, a buddy of mine. He and his wife and my wife and known him for years. He works at Fox News and he brought a bottle of wine, and I had a really, really, really good glass of wine that was the first glass of wine and adding a month. It gives me snake dreams. What's that? If I, I have dreams when I drink wine and snakes tacking me the giant snake dreams. I, it's a weird thing. I'm not going to get into it. I'm not the only person that had this wine gives me crazy dreams and giant snakes attack me. I'm not joking. I wish I was joking, get me snake dreams. I'm not joking. What. Elaine gives me like cobras are coming after me and chasing. It gives me I get hot and I have dreams and the dreams are vivid. I don't dream ever. Do other alcohols give you different nightmare? No, no, no white wine means like clowns attack or something? No, I'm a, I'm a. I'm a nightmare to deal with when I have whisky. No, no, I don't drink a lot of, no, no, I don't dream. They say everybody dreams. I don't dream you. Don't remember your. I don't remember drink red wine and then and then Knicks and their giant and yellow lane featuring Colin either just a tear they're all over my feet and I can't get away from them. I'm just telling you what happens to, I guess it's not I that does not for you know, I've been there. That's nice, but I don't drink wine want to go. There have beer. Oh, wow. Yeah. The things you learn during our line news. Joy with the news. Well, that's the news. Thanks for stopping by heard lie, not gonna waste any time. It's time for another addition of spoiler alert where I tell you what's going to happen before it happened. So turn away if you don't want to know what's going to happen next. Warning Colin is about to reveal the outcomes of the biggest college football games this week. If you don't want to know exactly what's going to happen, turn away. Now let's start with Oklahoma, Texas turn away. If you don't know, you don't wanna know what's going to happen. First of all, Oklahoma has won twenty seven of their last twenty eight, big twelve games they've taken over the conference. In most instances, it's not even close. I do like what Texas is doing. And I do think Tom, Herman is already showing signs. The Texas is back now. They're not back on a national title. I think they can compete for that next year. They're too young and spots. But I mean Oklahoma's a machine right now. They're like Alabama. They just separated from their conference completely. They're the nation's eighth best scoring offense. Eight most rushing yards per rush. Fourth, most passing touchdowns Cuyler Murray who's actually only played baseball over football. He should baseball pays more now. He's. Going to and play major league baseball. He's a great prospect. I don't think he's a great NFL prospect, but Oklahoma is a machine. Lincoln Riley says, good, an offensive coaches, college football has. And I mean, this is always a very competitive game. I just think this year I don't think taxes isn't a spot to beat them. I think Texas is really going to struggle offensively to put points on the board. So I like Oklahoma's going to win this game comfortably. Next up Conor McGregor against hubby have was never lost. Everybody loves them spoiler alert I'm gonna tell you what's going to happen in this fight. Conor McGregor is going to win it. Late fourth round knockout. Late for, sorry, I apologize for giving away what's going to happen. First of all, mcgregor's wants seventeen of his last eighteen fights. He like Oklahoma has separated from this sport. His only loss was to a tough guy Nate Diaz, but he had to go up two weight classes to fight Nate Diaz. Okay. When you're talking about same weight class, Conor McGregor is better than everybody in this sport and it's not close. He's a better athlete. He's a twitchy your athlete. He's more savvy. He's more experienced. He's more confident. He is a great standup fighter Habib has to get you on the floor and McGregor became the first fire on UFC history to hold titles in two weight divisions simultaneously. I mean, that's pretty remarkable. He's gonna win. This fight. Late fourth-round Habib's only chance is get him on the mat, and I think mcgregor's too strong and too savvy to do that. So spoiler alert. Autumn McGregor wins going away. I can't wait to wash that thing. Forty spent the money. I bet on it already bum very confident presence of beautiful one of my favorite segments. Monday's headlines today, Jason McIntyre best for last next. One more heard the herd streams twenty four hours a day, seven days a week within the iheartradio app search her to listen live or on demand whenever you like playoff baseball. After our show. Habib Conor McGregor fight, Texas, Oklahoma, this weekend. This is the most excited. I've been for a weekend fired up. It's really a good weekend. Let's bring in my friend of the bigly dot com. Jason McIntyre j Mack joining us in studio. By the way before we get. Before we get Monday's headlines today, which is becoming my favorite segment, of course, the McGregor. Do you do you? I'm going to watch the fight. Yeah, can't wait defaulted, are you were you watch? Well, we talked about this on my podcast. Are you going to be getting down some gambling? Yeah. Yeah. Tell me about on Connor a ton. Oh boy, that's not good news the public's all over Conor McGregor. And apparently this guy is fighting. I'm not even gonna try to say his name because I'll butcher that'd be. He's never lost a round. He's the much better fighter. I think McGregor is a bad play here for you. Mr. Keller gotta. Remember in a UFC there's very few elite fighters, so there's about six guys who are like, great, and it's like tennis. I mean, it's like tennis. There's like there's like five. There's like three great women's players and four really great men's players, and they just crush everybody else. It's almost sounds like the patriots did you? How'd you do last night? Did you have the patriots? I had, I said, joy as my witness. I said, very rarely in the NFL. I can't remember the last time an excellent quarterback, got ten and a half points, and I took the patriots to roll. Well, the problem is Andrew luck is surrounded by Neptune. I know you're tight with the colts front office, but I'm telling you Andrew luck getting a raw deal. He's going to undrafted guy total. Nobody is. Having a remarkable ceased to Sean Rotten's not playing well. Well, he's offensive line's bad, but look just surrounded by nobody. There's some stats out there. He has such a bad defense. He's had an Indianapolis, his whole career that like Ben Rothlisberger, Aaron Rodgers. All these guys have great defenses. So after the game last night I was out, we were drinking in Manhattan beach. And after the game, I was like, boy, glad I didn't see that. Andrew luck social media, bashing, I'm sure it was ugly, and I'm telling you, I believe that he is as good as Dan Marino. Dan ran who had nobody in Miami, Joe, you know that well, right. I mean, Dan Marino hall of Famer won. MVP Andrew luck is going to have that kind of career if Indianapolis doesn't surround them with. No, he needed. That's why said I thought the colts should go after levian bell. I thought it was like, listen, the bottom line is not bad. He's a great receiver. And by the way their defense up front, they Darius Leonard, he's a rookie. He's having a great year, their defensive lines like fourth and sacks, their defense is better than people think they have. They have. They need new tackles. I need receivers, they need a back. You're not going to get anybody in the second third round. That's close to lady in bell this and then you talk all the time. Aaron Rodgers doesn't get help. Will you tell me what help out to no had no hell top ten quarterback in the NFL right now, the NFL's have less. Then he's, you know, GM's walked through these halls at f s when all the go talk to any of them, they launched around the bay love like, oh my gosh, I'll take Andrew looking heart by the way. Carson Wentz is great. He's struggling this year and with great players around him. It's har-. This league is hard man, dangerous spot for Carson Wentz this weekend at home. I liked the Viking, yes. All right. We call it Mondays headlines today. Here we go. All right. So call one of the better games of the weekend. Actually the three and one ravens visit the Browns, and your buddy Baker Mayfield out. You guys are now texting regularly very close. So after the ravens, absolutely throttle Baker Mayfield I'm thinking, you know, some Cleveland fans could be turned take, where's tyrod Taylor? That's how ugly it's going to be. I think the headline Monday who. Be half baked. That I listen. Baker Mayfield turned it over four times against the raiders who have a bottom three defense in the league, who has the number one defense in the league in yards per play. The most important metric Baltimore Ravens. They've given up Baltimore's giving up nine second-half points all year and they get their best cornerback. Jimmy Smith is back. Keep an eye on special teams, the Browns of the worst in the league from kicking to returns to punting. I just the ravens and I hate to say this 'cause I go on lock it in, you know, the gambling. And I talk about my lock of the week. Ravens are my lock of the week. I love them this week. All right. Next game up Jaguars at Patrick. Mahomes and the chiefs Monday's headlines today. So is the bust done for Patrick Mahomes? Is he in the hall of fame yet? I know it's at the quarter Mark, but after the Jags winning KC, here's your headline not much to write Mahomes about come on. How about creativity? I like money. I like your. What you you. There's a lot of newspapers that could use your work it well, so you think he's going to struggle? Well, I mean, he's going against the two best Cornerbacks in the league right at Jacksonville. This is just a big step up in class for the chiefs it is. I mean, listen that Denver Broncos defense, everybody was like, oh, they're good. They're not good. They've forced to turn over in three gay and the chargers now without both, I have no pass from in that Steelers. We know they're a joke defensively. So Mahomes is all of a sudden on a short week going to be facing the best defense in the league. I think this is a tall order. We know Andy Reed's better with extra time on a short week. I think there's a tough spot for Casey, good stuff. There's a good game raiders. Well, it's at the chargers, but it's mostly a home game raiders at the chargers. Monday's headlines today. Did you see the headline on the big lead about how the chargers are like working around noise at their own stadium, they're preparing for the raiders fans, but I think the raiders go down. I like the chargers a lot here. Grude awakening. I didn't get a laughter there now wasn't great. Don't love that. Okay. So you like the chargers. Win this game. We know the raiders I know that they your Baker maker moneymaker thing. We'll say this. It's just I would say this though, personnel wise, marshawn Lynch can still play Martin's a great number two back, Jared cook, great, tight end Jordy Nelson Amari Cooper name player on their defense. Don't even try. There's no team in the NFL as lob cited as the raiders. They have really special offense to personnel. They don't have squat. Defense harsher is a bit underwhelming. I don't think they took the forty Niners series. Go below was out. I can't figure them out. There's kings bills game, right? The Vikings just didn't show up in the bills. Rolled them forty. Niners took the lead fourteen nothing last week in the chargers just were like, oh, we got to wake up and play. This is a good team on Tony. The chargers don't sleep on him. I think there's great value on this weekend and. Okay. How about now this this this games, getting no discussion, and it's really fascinating because the cowboy games, all get discussion, Dallas Cowboys at the Houston Texans, Monday. As headlines today that we could do a whole segment on the Cowboys and how boring they've gotten. I mean, seriously, but I believe the Cowboys go into Houston, lose the battle for Texas and deck Prescott in the crosshairs one step forward. Two steps Dak took good headline, not bad, joy. Laughter. Say this. Listen Prescott did not look great against the lions, and that was his best performance of the season. What's really hurting Dallas right now, there's no juice on that team. Calling. You watch them their predictable on offense. There's no real personalities. Notice Zeke, you'll Elliott has really dialed it back from the suspension. Last year. He doesn't talk. He's not that interesting. There's nobody on the defense. That's really exciting. Jerry Jones. I think Jason GARRETT'S going to have to go and keep the name, Jim Harbaugh, your buddy, you love. Jim Harbaugh. Keep that name in mind for the Dallas Cowboys you, one of the reasons you succeeded you and I both like business, and I think our connection initially wasn't sports. It was business. I would consider you an early adapter. I've had this theory about sports people in life and businesses that are early adapters. The warriors were early adapters to the three, and they got ahead of everybody about two years ahead of everybody LeBron by the way, was shooting threes about ten years ago LeBron a little bit of an early adapter on threes. He went down to Miami in the last two years. That's all. All all they shot and you, you've done it very well. You got out of the newspaper business. You got into the blogs before they were big, then you by the way sold yours as they start to kind of peak out. Right? So I looked them, but I don't embarrassed, but I would say it's such nice things about, but I would say this the Cowboys are not early adapters. Now if you watch what's happening in the NFL, the bears Kyle Shanahan the Rams are any read their early adapters on college offenses. Bella check was to Bella check in any read, very early adapters, take some college stuff and bring it to the pros. Dallas is running a professional offense. It's not clever. It's not creative it. When you watch when you watch the Rams and the chiefs play and you watch some of these teams, right? That's clever. Matt, Nagy. And that's college. You're looking for his innovative are just willing to try new stuff totally outside the box. NFL stuff in the defensive coordinators. Who grew up ready for the pro style offense in the I formation, they're just confounded by this. They're not ready. And if you're looking for another early adapter, I'm telling you sports, gambling is on the rise like never before. So I started this podcast f s one coming up winners and there's a lot of podcasts out there. Now in this space, we know that f s ones in the gambling TV. Let's just say, I know other networks that are starting to make moves, they want to get involved in the sports gambling. This is what's going to pop in the next twenty four months. You're gonna see a big surge in sports gambling. First of all, gambling. Make sports more fun and it's unpredictable. We like to think we know the NFL Collin, we have no idea what's going to fifty seven and a half percent last year. That's what I tried to hit. I say this all the time about like everybody, you know, sometimes I watched the media, oh, the NFL's dying the NFL's dying. What do we bet in America? We bet football. We don't bet baseball. We don't bet the NBA if you don't think gambling is going to help the NFL. Then you're not paying attention because the NFL to once a week bet everybody comply baseball's too many games to be a big better. You have to really be into it. And most people are busy to have lives and kids in careers. NBA eighty two games. The NFL sixteen games in the fall moves to winner. It's easy to play. You gotta make one big bet you watch what professional gambler you watch what gambling now does to the NFL. It's going to give it for the next five years. It's going to be Hugh mentioned NFL dying. So we saw a big surge in traffic on the big lead in September. So we compared it to the prior year. I believe it's up ninety six percent wise on Sundays on our website. NFL content on Sunday ninety six from the previous year. I mean, I'm telling you right now, the dairy then it feels hot. Oh, the ball of quarterbacks are healthy. That's huge. You have great quarterback. What about new blood? Baker, Thursday game on FOX are way better games. They're giving you big time like Minnesota Vikings Rams that can be the NFC championship. And by the way is is beat up as the colts are. I gotta watch Brady and luck last night getting like star quarter when the other thing. And I know this is not new new territory, but there really is a lot of parody in the league there. So many good teams that every Sunday you've got like six or seven must see matchups by the way you want. You know who's good and nobody watched them last week frozen. Yes. Nobody saw Josh. What because we were I was I was watching Baker Mayfield and that was that game by the way you watch that. That game was great. The raider game in the Browns game, even though it was played in the baseball infield was great. Nobody watched, Josh Rosen dude was good. I think Rosen had a good game, but the forty Niners will be ready. You know, John Lynch, they're going to be prepared for this. Keep an eye on darnold against the Broncos defense. I think Darnell everybody's selling Sam darnold now. Oh, hey, he wasn't good against the Jags. Well, nobody's going against the Jaguars Tom Brady about that. Watch Darnell this weekend. I believe he arrives and has a big game for the jets. Love them. This one of my blazing five picks yes jets. Yeah. One of my blazing five picks Michael Vick on the show. Monday we're calling was right where Colin was wrong. I wanna thank Jay MAC, Jason McIntyre Tylar, Ben vol Boston Globe, senior reporter. He was great Albert Breyer as well. Have a great weekend. I'm going to take Connor McGregor and the Oklahoma Sooners in LA. It's the herd.

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LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Tom Brady, & Dak Prescott

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

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LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Tom Brady, & Dak Prescott

"Thanks for listening to the heard podcast. Be sure to catch US live every weekday from twelve to three eastern nine to noon, Pacific on Fox sports, Radio and F S. One find your local station for the hurt at Fox sports radio DOT, com or stream it live every day on the iheartradio APP by searching heard. You're listening to Fox. Sports radio. Here we go on a mid week. Wednesday live in Los Angeles. Dreary Los Angeles this is Dr, wherever. You may be in. However, you may be listening iheartradio. Fox Sports Radio and F Swan for the next ten days. I will be wearing a gigantic band aid. On my forehead, you can see it right. There are not hiding from it. Joy Taylor sat with me this morning in the makeup room and we had to cut and paste and cut and paste. I will talk about why I'm wearing a band aid for a seven stitch gash on my forehead. After the break, I am fine, almost one hundred percent joy Taylor. How are you I'm great? We're happy to have you back. Glad you're okay. I am okay was not Sunday night at three in the morning, but We'll get to that in a couple of minutes. Let's start with one of my. My favorite guests on this show I never thought it. Keep delete would be one of my favorite guests I always thought he was a talented but kind of pain in the butt to coach, and then I'm I met him and I'm like Oh. I love this guy. He's so authentic and you know. He started talking about Tom. Brady used to play with the Patriots and he thinks Tom's leaving. And he started joking about you know. Everybody wants a warm and fuzzy big hug from bill, Belichick, and he said No. I I got a call from bill. Belichick and I can tell you about calls from Bill Belichick. They're not very good, so when I read. The story said it keeps leave about Tom Brady getting phone call from bill, and it wasn't very good. I know how those phone calls. Go. Here's a keep. Delete talking about ballot check in New England. Tom Is Gone I. Think I think it's a done deal and build is going to be bill them 'cause they're going to be short and to the point. We got a report that said it didn't go. Well, I could imagine would. Imagine how what happened on that? Look I got a call from bill that said you WANNA make a bunch of money. You'RE GONNA. Make him a bunch of money. You want to play some football and win games and we got a spot for you here. If, he treated everybody the same in a meeting room. He probably treating everybody the same around free agency time as well. And Truly interesting in any relationship one thing you should try to avoid I have experienced failing at this is trying to change people and they shouldn't try to change you. Bill has never tried to change. Tom Brady he doesn't ask Tom Brady to run around and scramble like Lamar Jackson. He doesn't tell Tom Brady to have a rocket arm like Carson wentz Bella check looks at Tom and says this is what Tom is. This is what Tom can do. Boom will create offense for Tom. Is Brady trying to make bill what he's not warm and fuzzy. I still would suggest to you. This draft is going to be very disheartening Brady. I think the Patriots may draft a quarterback with her first pick. They don't have a second round. Pick may address the tight end with the third pick, but I'm not sure there's one good enough at that point to draft. Here's the thing we're all guessing where Tom is to go. I'm GonNa wait because I still think he's going to New England. Where you choose to go in life tells me what you value. And so Tom's decision, and this is why I think he's going to stay in new. England is going to tell all of us what he values. If he stays in New England values winning. He values being coached hard. He values family. The Patriots are as family. He. He values culture. If he chooses the chargers because I've been told they're going after him. The owner wants Tom Brady to sell tickets. The GM knows he solves some issues. If, he goes to Los Angeles where he just opened up a production company. It will tell you. He has moved into a stage where business is pretty close to football weather lifestyle matter. and. There's nothing wrong with that if he chooses Tennessee. That will tell you friendship matters with Mike Gabel Raval. So Tom's going to tell us what he thinks and I would offer Lebron. James has done this in each time, Lebron, has moved. He's told us what he valued Sola was in Cleveland and then the broad chose Miami, and all the problem was telling you is. I want to win. I. WanNa Win Championships moved to Miami. Everybody got mad at the Lebron. Lebron was just telling you WANNA win championships. He did want a couple of them, and then he told all of us. You know what really matters to. Now that I have money entitles legacy. I Wanna be thought of kindly in my home. State of Ohio and anyone title there and then Lebron chose Los Angeles. Even though it was not the best fit forms, Philadelphia had more good players, Houston could have been a better fit I I would argue the clippers may have worked, but what he told you when he chose Los Angeles Lebron was saying you know what man I'm in mogul sage branding business now even with basketball. Even though basketball drives. My business business mogul stage really matters to me so with all of Lebron's moves. Labontes told us what he values. And as you age all of us as we age, we value different things in my twenties, I was all about my career mid thirties I had kids. Career becomes slightly less important as my kids become more important so I've made moves to that I. Think are valuable as much for my family. As for me, I'm more family guy now that I was in my twenties and thirties thirties so I. Think Tom. Brady values winning values. Family values culture. I don't think money is the be all end. All think weapons are the be all end all. If weapons were the be all, end all you. have been grumbling in New England for a decade. So that's why I go with New England. Lebron has told us every time he left. Here's what matters to me at this stage. In my life, there are no right answers for this. This is specifically what matters to Tom. At forty two forty three years old, I say Foxborough is a site. So last night, there was an NBA. Game doesn't mean a ton. It was a good team Lakers in a bad team the nets. Got Very close late. It was in Los Angeles. Here's the final possession in the Game Lakers ball. Let's roll the tape. What four one zero two. Gets the look for Los Angeles Green Looking for James. Gets it to three seconds left James Drives Kicks Davis. Brooklyn wins in La taking down the Red Hot Lakers. Four. Two final people. This morning will once again say Lebron should have taken the shot. No, he shouldn't. It was the right basketball play, and let's be honest. This has defined Lebron James from day one in the NBA my favorite Lebron Stat is he averaged about twenty five points a game as a junior in high school. As a senior, he only averaged one more point Lebron could have easily averaged fifty points a game easily in his last year in high school, but Lebron told us coming into the NBA. It's about team Lebron as the best high school player as a junior. and. That is the best high school player as a senior. His average barely moved. It's never been about points. It's never been about getting the final shop in seventeen years. It's the right basketball player and the sporting people will talk about Lebron, but I wanNA talk about two other things watching that play. The Clippers and Anthony Davis. So Anthony Davis. I was told for years and years is the first or second best player in the League. My takeaway was. He's a super, super, high end, defensive player and an excellent offensive player, but he's not a leader. He cannot carry a franchise. Have you noticed when Lebron and ad of now played together and you watch a more regularly. He's not really dependable. Late his fourth quarter scoring. Fifty eighth in the League. He averages two buckets a fourth quarter. That's playing with Lebron. In the first three quarters, he averages almost twenty two and a half in the fourth. The average is four points. He is what I always believed a great defensive player, a very gifted basketball player, but not a guy late I trust. His plus minus this year when Lebron is not on the floor, this is fascinating. So when Lebron is on the floor for the Lakers, they are the number one seed in the West. When Lebron's off the floor and it's just A. The Lakers are minus three point three. There are losing basketball team. This is what I always thought of Anthony Davis. A plus defender. All Star absolutely, but not to one. So let me shift to the clippers. The story behind the scenes is when the clippers were looking at a D.. And Cooper And late Paul George. The Brain Trust of the Clippers Jerry West Lawrence Frank. Michael Winger Michael Winger a doc rivers. They wouldn't say this publicly because their job is not to criticize players, but I was told by a source deeply trust. Is that the clippers had reservations about Anthony Davis. They didn't know if he was willing to be tough enough to play through injuries. And, whereas they thought coli Leonard had shown an ability to rise in the biggest moments of playoff, series and games, they didn't think Anthony. Davis was trustable in Games again. They didn't WanNA. Make this public, but they sought coli Leonard. That is who they wanted. Within the Clippers Organization. They had reservations about Anthony. Davis ability fourth quarter late in games to stay healthy, so as I watched that last night I thought to myself. The clippers are looking at that going. Bolger so. Can't rely on them to hit the big shot. That game doesn't really mean much lakers. Weekend win over Milwaukee meant something. The clippers win psychological stamp. We still own this town in this arena. Tomorrow night. The Lakers play Houston. If I'm if I'm right on that. The Nets game didn't mean anything last night, but it did. It did validate my thoughts on Anthony. Davis and I think to some level invalidated the thoughts of the Clippers on Anthony Davis. COMING UP NEXT! Why do I have seven stitches in my forehead and the very latest on deck I? Wish I would have been a swashbuckling pirate and save thousands of people. That's not the way I got my seven stitches again. Nurses are angels. That's coming up. Be Sure to catch live editions of the heard Weekdays at noon Eastern. Not Am Pacific. On Fox, sports, Radio F, S, one, and the iheartradio APP good to have you back in. TRUECAR buying a car get as much transparency as you can find out what other people paid for the car you want. Reviews. TRUECAR are going to spend about a minute on this not too much, not to bore you have a giant band aid. John Banham ahead for the radio audience, you cannot see that so if you WANNA turn to F s one and stare at me. Go ahead, We're doing the best we can. The people in the back of the makeup artists did a great job this morning, I wish I had a story where I was courageous and fought off Burglars Somehow Save the day for my family. It was really a stomach virus that got very very painful. Late Sunday night, I had some. How can I put this plumbing? Issues downstairs went to the bathroom at ten at night, stood up and passed out six foot, two one hundred ninety pounds straight face first into a tile floor. Don't remember much for the next two minutes although my. My wife wheeled me into the bedroom. She said she thought an armoire fell on. The floor downstairs all I. knew is I had dogs around me why wife was over me with a beautiful wavy red hair, calling nine one one directing traffic with the kids I could hear the ambulance couple of minutes later Manhattan Beach Fire and a medical arrived at my house, seven big dudes. helped me got me into a hospital where they eventually relieved the Plumbing issues and a sewed me up thanks to the plastic surgeon and the people that were there to help me I will say again. It is remarkable quality of healthcare professionals. I not only have around me, but in my life two or three times. I've had to go to the hospital. All just being an idiot, I just didn't eat for thirty six hours. Much. That's what happens when you don't eat. Have a stomach virus and stand up quickly after sleeping. You Fall Down I'm a dope. But. I would like to say I'm lucky. It really hurts this morning, but I'm fine. I am. Did Not suffer a concussion. Knock on wood. Still you know five percent fuzzy, but most of you would argue. I've been fuzzy my entire career, so I'm here I'm healthy. To all the professionals who helped me of three in the morning up to three in the morning on Sunday night, thank you wanted to talk about the Lakers playing the clippers I was not taking time off. I thought it worked today tomorrow. We'll revisit it and see if I'm back. Friday but I'm okay. It's all good. That explains it, and this is going to be on for about ten more days until the sutures get taken out by medical professionals again I. I cannot tell you. How lucky I feel and how lucky Americans are to have the quality of health care in this country every time I go and visit the clinic or a hospital? I'm completely utterly blown away by the kindness, the intelligence, the empathy and the focus of professionals in America. Now let's get back to me talking with giant band aid on my forehead there are numerous stories that Dak Prescott. Contract is going to get done here in the next day or a week. I don't feel like debating whether. DAX should be a cowboy. He's GonNa. Get a deal. Okay. He's GonNa, get a deal. The question is something in this league. That's always been true, but is now more true than ever. Is. The quarterback really matters? Seattle's made a lot of mistakes over the last five years, but they got Russell Wilson right and he is makeup on. A forehead Gash. The Green Bay packers got the quarterback right with far and Aaron Rodgers and boy. They've covered up some whiffs and the Philadelphia Eagles got the quarterback situation right with Carson Wentz and last year. Due to injuries, the Eagles had scout team guys all over their offense, and yet they won the division. If you get the quarterback, right, you can make a lot of mistakes in this league. If you pay the quarterback thirty, five million like Dacca's GonNa get, and he's about twelve or thirteenth best in the League. And I would argue with all the young quarterbacks entering the League from college will be the seventeenth best quarterback in the league making thirty five million. That feels like a problem, so this is very serious. The salary caps going up, but you can't with at this position. Minnesota to me is the best roster in the NFL the last two years limited at quarterback Indianapolis Colts Chicago's bears are very well run with excellent GM's and excellent coaches at excellent players. They're not great at the quarterback spot and it limits them. Dak is going to be a cowboy, but the late of the contract matters and the numbers matter to me. Dak is somewhere between the twelfth and Fifteenth Best Quarterback in the League. Let's say I'm wrong. Let's put him at ten. We have three potential very good quarterbacks, coming into the NFL and to superstar college quarterbacks entering next year. What if they all hit and they're all better than back. And Daniel Jones is really good in New York and Carson wentz stays healthy and Dacca's suddenly the third best quarterback in the NFC east and the seventeenth best quarterback in the NFL like the fourth, third second best. DALLAS, you've gotta get this right. There's a reason it's taken a long time because you can with an outside linebacker, you can with an a corner. Seattle John Schneider, and Pete Carroll have whiffed on multiple. I mean really not done well. James Carpenter Rashad Penny Bruce Irvin first round picks Ma- ma-. But they got quarterback right. Russell Wilson covers up the blemishes Sodas Aaron Rodgers Sodas Carson Wentz. This contract has to be done right I'd make it shorter than longer thirty to thirty five, but I don't run the cowboys joy Taylor with the news. No, on the news, this is the third line news south, Tom. Brady is just a week away from hitting free agency for the first time in his twenty year career, crazy, crazy crazy, and there's been several teams linked to brady throughout the off season, but according to a report from Diana Rossini Brady's interest in teams could outweigh the number of teams actually interested in him. What are you know? So, maybe all those eight teams eight rumor teams are not quite as interested as we thought, but that was what Tom wanted on the market right so maybe most of those leaks are coming from. So obviously the Patriots Titans the chargers box. The raiders colts in the forty niners kind of been put out there some speculated about the cowboys, but I think it was more of us just talking about that being a possibility rather than actual link I still contend the Patriots in the chargers want him most, and Tennessee would consider it I think the chargers wanted well according to. The He is more interested in the titans and the Titans are necessarily interested in him. He'd like to play with able, but they're not entirely sure. That's the right direction for them to go in I obviously. Santa Hell did a good job with them this year, and he's also in the current world marketplace of quarterbacks. Joy Tannahill can move. He's not a great runner, but he can move some no, and he's young and he's strong and. The bucks are apparently very interested in him as well for today on her, but he is seen they're not at the top of. The! List yes, so this is kind of interesting. If you if you. If you buy into this, then He. Probably you'd have to lean that. He saying in New England. I want joy go to your life, and you've been very mobile in your career. If you went back and we're introspective and said why did I move? Basically you move because in your life. There was something that you weren't getting enough of and you wanted more of new valued, and so I do believe Thomas shown US Open twenty years. He values winning. He accepts and understands kind of appreciates hard coaching Sodas Lebron by the way Lebron said coach me hard and I think family matters, and we can say all we want about check grumpy. A lot of our DADS are grumpy. It's still family in new. England feels like what he's shown me for twenty years. He values. That's why find this so interesting what he ends up doing and then I'm very interested in you know the years from now. He did to start his production company. When we get the behind the scenes of what actually happened to all of this. which we always end up getting. What was really the driving force in all this? What was the the thing that he wouldn't budge on? How did that conversation without really actually go because part of me feels like he really just wants. A little affection from the Patriots, not necessarily money obviously some extra pieces that they can contend next year, but I I think it's. It's a little love because he's. That's what ideally all this free agency is about the attention in suitors. And I think both you and I have said I find it almost uncomfortable. How tough Bella check is on Brady? It feels a bit unreasonable. It does like at this at this point at this stage. It's kind of like. Okay like we, we get it. This is how you operate, but it's. It's bordering on insane. Yes. Tom Deserves a big hug and maybe do that at the hall of fame speech. Then they probably break down and cry. Probably that'd be a lot of a lot of. Emotion, so Jimmy Butler only spent one season with the sixers, but he spoke to former teammate jj radic about one of his biggest frustrations during his short time in Philadelphia. Helios Dougal man it was it was so different, and on any given day me as a as a person as a player, I didn't know who was in charge. I think that was that was my big thing I didn't what to expect never I. We're going to to the gym. Whenever I going to the game. I was a man I think his losses in next. You know he's not you know for the record? Jimmy's not wrong on this. He got frustrated with the Bulls, are they? He got frustrated with the sixers. How are they? I mean we can. We can lash out at Jimmy, Butler. But Jimmy Butler is an intense guy that demands you. Play hard into this point. The places he's left, have been dysfunctional and of lacked chemistry and a place he goes to has overachieved. Miami is much better. Don't they have to starters that weren't drafted their over achieving so ginger is much. We've had butler on this couch before. As much as you can criticize Jimmy, Butler, he's not wrong on his assessment at least from our view. No, he's not wrong and I can totally relate I'm and I'm sure you can do because you've talked about it many times when there is. Is this function at the top. If you're a person that is routine oriented of you're somebody who values you know getting done every single day, not just coming in and maybe one day we'll do this and the next day. We'll do that and who knows. I don't know where to be who cares like. We're just burning times. I mean for someone like me. I'm like. Oh, I can't do it. No, I lose my mind I can't. What's the what's the plan? What are we get time we have to be here. Is Everyone hears this? We leaving you know I'm a creature of habit. My sister is even more so my sister has. Get up feed. The dogs go work. Get stuff that my sisters and task oriented person and we've talked about this creating Zaire the for her and I. Grew up with parents like that list. Do stuff get stuff done. Accomplish then relax and I think you're very much. Now relaxing time. Yeah it's off, but if I have something I have to do. We have something we're trying to accomplish. And there's no order. And as he said, nobody knows WHO's in charge. Who's the leader who am I supposed to be listening to my taking direction from? Where am I getting my? You know my tape from like. When do I have to be in the training room? Like all that stuff is just causes chaos and affects everything that you do. It absolutely is rolling success finally. We've talked about this a lot. Lot and it seems like it may actually be happening. GRONK might not be done with. Professional, sports, Jesse. It's last night on wwe backstage. Ryan Satin reported that Gronk is in deep talks with wwe and is close to finalizing a deal. It's still unclear what exactly he would be doing with the company, but he could make his first appearance as early as March Twentieth, which is in about two weeks on Friday night, smackdown Miz first appearance at Wrestlemania in two thousand, seventeen, th. This is where he should end up. And I'm not saying that because we own the. T. The natural progression for GRONK. Veteran tied and win. The Super Bowl professional wrestler. This is exactly how it's supposed to golf and Bronx personality. He this is he's been. Wrestlers. Oh life like it's genuinely his personality. All of this all this was going on. He's not even performing this just naturally. How wrong is! He's an electric energetic person entertaining person. He's still in great shape. Obviously, but he's you know he's not doing the type of travel and wear and tear on his body that the wwe demands obviously because it's. It's insane their travels. One weeks a year of trouble. It's bizarre. I think it's fifty two. Weeks I would imagine that he doesn't have the same schedule demands, and whatever his deal is going to be with wwe, but this is. This is the perfect crossover and I'm excited. Joy with the news. Well, that's the news and thanks for stopping by. Heard Lie Rick Euchre one of our voices on the NBA joining us? Mercedes Benz, the best or nothing Rick Buker, senior writer bleacher report foxsports NBA analysts was at the dame last night by the way rick got a band aid on my forehead. Yes, I passed out stomach. Virus didn't eat thirty six hours. March had a cracker boom blood hospital. I'm good seven stitches. You don't WanNa. See it yeah. I'm actually surprised because number one. This is not a couch. It's chairs. Okay I just technically, and you look fantastic like if this was a black and white movie. No kidding she does this. She goes into Marlene. Dietrich motorboat twice. Phenomenal. Yes I was at the game last night, but by the way I had an accident once where I got hit by surfboard. Right before I was supposed to do a week of TV. In the forehead and my I got black, and it was huge and I'm actually surprised. Because the makeup people were able to completely cover it I think if they really wanted to know I. got I got seven stitches. LEGIT! Yeah, no I have seven. Stitches listen. You're looking at warrior. Okay? sportscasters take the month off not. I've seen it though it can't be covered like the. Let Joy. Joy, she is my. My my work life because I let her see things and hear things that I. Don't let America here I'm not telling you how disgusting my body was. Joy knows I'll just keep it in a stomach virus thing, but it's for everyone will. Have to talk him out of doing like the white band. Just to play all right, so let let's start with this. Everybody will talk about Lebron shooting last night. Right I think. I was told when the clippers were looking land star that the brain trust of the Clippers said. We don't trust Etienne big spots. We think he's gifted We trust coli internally. Jerry West Jerry West Michael Winger Lawrence. Frank DOC PHILLIPS Steve Bombers the the billionaire owner, but there was concern within the clippers like this is what he is. You get numbers, but when lebrons not on the floor of this year, the Lakers are minus three and a half running. They're a losing basketball team. I watched that miss shot last night. It's no big deal, but isn't that the concern on? You can't trust them in big spots, yeah. Yeah No, and this was a wide open shot in a regular season game. This is the great flaw in the Lakers which is, it's going to come down to. Lebron. James Having to take that shot in a big spot. Because when you're playing in the playoffs, there are no wide open threes. It is generally everything's contested avery Bradley was six for twelve against the clippers. Why because the clippers didn't worry about guarding him? He was he was taking making open shots good for him. The Nets come into the game and they go. Okay, what? We can't let avery. Bradley Have Clean Looks. He goes to for eight. It's it's a matter of. You can hit open shots in the regular season. In the playoffs you have to be comfortable. Hitting contested shots. What I like about Lebron, James Is. He's no longer afraid to take those shots whether it's the mid range. Step back, or it's the three pointer. There was a time did not want to take that shot, and so he would make the right basketball play and swing the ball to Kyle Korver. WHO's a great three point? Shooter is a great contested three point shooter in big spots in the playoffs. No, no, so it's not the right basketball play, but you would have people say oh, no, no, no. He was double covered, and he swung. It and corvers got look at Korver's three point percentage. There is a visceral understanding. The players have with each other Kobe had it with Derek Fisher. Kobe was literally went through the same thing with a d. with Lamar Odom, and I'll never forget because I just happened to be in a situation in a position where. covy swung it to Lamar for three point earn a game and Lamar missed and Cova came off the floor and said to me going by a never going to do that again. It was but Derek, Fisher, he would swing it to mow time. Why because Derek Fisher not only could take contested shots. He knew that he had the guts to take them. Guys who have great efficiency in playoff situations. Sometimes it's not because they're efficient playoff situations. It's because they they won't take the shot unless they know that they can make. The playoffs aren't always dictated like that. Sometimes, you just have to take the challenge except win or lose. I'm going to take it and I'll take the brunt of the criticism afterward. Some guys that aren't willing to do that aren't capable. For years and years. People said a D is actually the best player in the League. Wait, what's really interesting as when you put him right next to Lebron. The gap is tremendous. You see it get. The gap is tremendous between Lebron, a D, a D, a remarkable defender and is a capable score. So much of this league has been defined by big shots. I just don't trust in those spots, yeah! I mean historically. There's a reason yeah, ain't name the big shots that he's made an immediate pillow immediately go. They always bring up the blazers sweeping the blazers. He was matched up against. You serkadj okay. The game against Norwich, he should dominate that matchup and meanwhile. Drew Holiday and Rajon, Rondo were locking down Damian Lillard and CJ mccollum that was actually the story. The series that's exactly was the Pelicans exactly exactly right so it skews things. I always say I. don't care about the numbers that particular player gets I want to know the numbers that he gets for the guys that he's playing with. How does he make the game easier for the guys that he's playing with? How much are they improved by playing with? The Guy Eighty is a great talent in a d gets great numbers. But. Does he make other guys better, DC make the game easier from other guy. He does not, but Lebron US absolutely, and when you juxtaposed the two on the same floor, same franchise same night. The gap is tremendous. Don't go anywhere. some thoughts on Houston Are we falling for it again? I'll frame it up for ric. Bucher stick around. Be sure to catch. Live editions heard Weekdays at noon Eastern. Nine am, Pacific. Guys it's bobby bones I host the bobby bones show and I'm pretty much always sleepy, because wake up at three o'clock in the morning a couple of hours later I get all my friends together, so we get into a room and we do radio show, wish allies. We tell our stories. We try to find as much good in the world. Possibly can, and we look through the news of the day. The you'll care about also your favorite country artists. Artists are always stopping by the hang out and share their lives and music, too. So wake up with a bunch of my friends on ninety eight point seven W M, Z Q in Washington DC, or wherever the rotates you on the iheartradio APP. Welcome back SO DONALD TRUMP will face Joe Biden for president. There's a reason old people vote and young people do not vote, even though we keep hearing about the youth vote, it never really transpires. As for forty years watching politics, I'm always fascinated by the political media telling me Oh the youth vote, and it never arrives ever seventies, eighties nineties. That's why we have two old guys running for president. Joe Biden and trump like him or not. They're both closer to eighty than they are seventy that reminds me of the Houston Rockets I refuse to get fooled by the youth vote argument and I refuse to get fooled by James. Harden and Westbrook this year are gonNA. GonNa crush it in the playoffs. Ric Bucher joins me so I watched them and I. Sit here and I think to myself. Why am I being told that these guys? If they play well, they're got and I'm like. No. No, no I've been burned on this. They're the youth vote of the NBA. I've seen how they play in April. Do you buy them because I'm hearing now? Rockets one last night they've got. It figured out and I'm like. No, no, no! I don't buy the rockets. By these guys planned together, but I'm watching them with Dantonio. Who historically has underachieved in the playoffs? What do you make of Houston today? They play the Lakers tomorrow I. Give them credit for doing as much as they have with these guys and playing the way that they do, but do I think it's sustainable? Do I think it makes you a champion? No, I've never thought that no matter how much success they had, it's. It's sort of a one trick. Pony the number, one thing and it. Probably the greatest misnomer as everybody says that they're playing small small ball won championships for the for the warriors. It wasn't offensively first of all. There's two different types of small. And it comes down to efficiency. Russell Westbrook and James Harden to play the way that they do requires a tremendous amount of energy expenditure of energy. The playoffs require a tremendous amount of energy expended. Regardless so now you're taking a style that in the regular season requires a tremendous amount of energy, and now you have to make it work in the postseason where you're expending additional energy bottom line is you just can't do that when you don't manufacture easy efficient points collectively, and you're not comfortable. The biggest misnomer is that the warriors were really great defensive team. Yeah, everybody thinks about them. The splash brothers and scoring and scoring from range visit great point. They were a great defensive. Defensive. Team great defensive by by the way Claes the best to way Garden League defensively Draymond Defensive Player of the year candidate annually and Kevin Durant. When he moved there decided to play Defense Andrea Igwe Dala Shaun Livingston, they could switch everything you could play even even Steph as a result of playing with those guys lifted his defensive game, so you could put five guys on the floor that you could switch almost every position and they were just. They could suffocate you, do you? Think. People fall for Westbrook and harden because in baseball. Sometimes, even if you lose, stats are part of your legacy term in the NBA. Even if you lose style, Dr, J. is part of your legacy. We remember Dr J. Very favorably because he was the first person that got me hooked on basketball. Their style is fascinating hardens. It's frustrating in Unique Westbrook's athleticism is marvelous and so I think even when they lose football's about winning. If you lose, you will lose your loser. But in baseball, a-rod loss for years, but he was a hall of Famer, and in Basketball Dr J., didn't but he was doctor Jay. We'll didn't win a lot, but he was well. We all like more than bill. Russell even though Russell one, and will it was kind of a flake, and so I think we fall for these guys. Because stylistically they're fascinated. The other part is is we've talked about this like they. They are made for the way the game is consumed. Today highlights the. Statistics are big, and the highlights are sensational, but if you watch for forty eight minutes like you'll see a lot of possessions, we go. ooh, that wasn't very good or that took like. There's a lot of in-between stuff and the inbetween. Stuff is what wins and loses you games particularly when it comes to the playoffs, it's a matter of. CAN YOU BE EFFICIENT? Russ is dynamic and the fact that Mike Dantonio and the rockets have figured out. How can we make him more efficient than he's ever been I? Think is genius, yeah I, applaud that. Yeah, but it takes a tremendous amount of energy from him, and you can't sustain it because if you can. Just if he's not getting things in transition, and now you're making him work against the set defense every time. It's going to be difficult. Look. It's the same thing as when we're. We get into the MVP in the rookie of the year voting. And I just happened to look at this. The two teams that play with the fastest pace in the League are Milwaukee and New Orleans, so the numbers for John and Jaanus are going to be inflated and if you're just looking at statistics. Then, you're going to be fooled into thinking of these guys are playing better than anybody else know. Their teams are playing faster, so their numbers are going to be better, and truly will said by the way Sunday I was going to be on the show, then passed out, and now we're a giant band aid on my forehead. I was going to talk Monday on the show. Show about the Clippers Lakers. My takeaway was. There's a half dozen regular season games that really matter. They're usually late in the season season and two titans who know they'll face each other later. Yes I thought the game meant more La Lakers have been beaten twice. I didn't take a ton from it, although I did think it was a little bit of an emotional psychological. Win for the Lakers. Saying okay, get remember. You're the clippers this. This building is full because of us. I felt the Lakers wanted to make a statement. They may have but I believe that Doc rivers took a page out of Gregg. Popovich is a what is that page which is? I'M NOT GONNA. Play you hard, and if I beat you, you're GONNA know. We didn't play you hard. We didn't pull out all the stops and we still beat you for a third time. If we live, we lose its. You know that we didn't pull out all the stops when he had the Lakers made sure that they had anthony, Davis or Lebron James on the floor at all times. The Clippers had Leonard Paul George off the floor together more than they had them separate. They had Michael Green with Reggie, Jackson and Lou Williams and Marcus Morris on the floor to Michael Green of guarding Lebron James with no for no rim protection I'm like what are you do? You would never do that in a playoff game. If you're trying to win this game by the way what you're saying, I can hear Laker, Fan saying. Hey there on a percent, but this is something. There is a history in this league of the psychological warfare between veteran coaches and what you're saying. Is the clippers basically said? Go ahead, but we're GONNA play a little bit and we're GonNa if you can't beat us today, this is not the end of the world game for us and. If this were the last meeting between these two teams then I. Dare say what I'm very curious as to see the last meeting because we have one more meeting coming up. To see how the clippers approached that one I don't think they want to go into the postseason with this record two and two. They knew they had a game to play with and the. Game we'll see how they approach it when they meet again. Rick Bucur, good to see you brought to you by Mercedes Benz good. It is I. AM fine. I am tomorrow. I'm doing radio only because I guess we're knocked off TV so tomorrow I can wear a Hoodie and nobody can see this big billboard on my forehead for them. Yeah, hate your job. Maybe it's time for career. Change it. Pro Little as four months go to my computer career dot edu frequent evaluation, one more heard the heard streams twenty four hours a day seven days a week within the iheartradio APP, search her to listen live or on demand whenever you like. Welcome it's our to were live in La Soggy and wet L. A. for the next six or seven days. I don't get that much. This is Dr Bernard wherever you may be, and however you may be listening iheartradio Fox sports radio F s one hour two top of it. Yep, that's a band-aid. Seven stitches little stomach. Virus tipped over my head on a marble floor. Great to look at thank God. I got a smart live. Thank God. I work in a community. Amazing nurses who are angels, I'm all K- a joint Taylor knows the particulars of my stomach virus, which are mostly gross, and no reasonable person would want to know those. My wife, but joy now knows, and we're doing fine, Joe, how're you doing great? Glad you're back. Glad you are safe. Obviously, when as well as it could go, I I literally had a friend, a woman that text me yesterday and said you guys kind of look, cool with scars and I'm like not me I've got enough. Baggage John could pull off a scar. A different story for how it happened. Right I wish it was more valiant. Now so. We have this kind of one of the dentist week in Sports. It just is next week. That's when free agency stars. And I I will say This week is quiet, but you're getting a lot of stories on either quarterbacks that are available right now or will be available, or who are rumored to be available, and it's a number that far surpasses anything in my life. You just don't get you. Don't get Tom Brady's on the market. It just doesn't happen very much, but we have a. we have something going on in football where quarterback has never meant more there's a lot of good young quarterback, so some teams like the chargers and the Patriots may just bail on a successful quarterback Tennessee. Even though Ryan Tannehill had a great year kind of a lifetime five hundred quarterback, they may bail on him, so we thought we'd play the three word game today we plant from time to time during the NFL season. where if you really boil it down? Down if you play the three word game, it forces you to be very precise and very succinct with all the rumored to be available or available quarterbacks on the market so here my predictions on what happens here we go. Let's start with Tom Brady three word game would be home. Sweet home I don't think there's as many offers as people think I. DO think the chargers want him, and they'll go after him and have the perfect complement of players for him. I thought the chargers acquiring guard. Trade Turner was A. Symbolic moved that Tom will shore up the interior of our. Line, which is a weakness I. also think they've told Don Yee, who is Tom Brady's agent will use our first pick to get a left tackle therefore giving Brady, a full complement of excellent receivers, a top tight end to good backs, and a solved offensive line to go the defense that gets derwin James. Back, but my gut feeling is Tom. Values winning and culture and family, and he will stay in New England Teddy Bridgewater. Gets tasty offer. This is my guy. Of all veteran quarterbacks on the market. This is the one I like he's ten games over five hundred high Q. Learns a playbook. Total grownup doesn't make mistakes now the downside Teti. Is he not going to beat you over the top? He's not a world class athlete, but there are teams the chargers. Are One of them that don't need a superstar quarterback. They've got very good players. What they need is somebody unlike Philip rivers who lost games with big interceptions I think he's GonNa get an offer or thirty in this free agency period Teddy Bridgewater Derek Carr. One more year. I think the Raiders Mike Mayock wants to move off him. I think Gruden likes him doesn't love him, but I think they're stuck with him for a year because unless they can get teddy bridgewater, who frankly is a lot of what Derek Carr does very accurate. Can make all the throws, but it's not going to be over the top. And how does have like bridgewater? An injury in his resume I think they're going to stick with him. One more year listen. He hasn't won enough games. He did complete almost seventy one percent of his throws. I've always liked. Derek Carr I would not move off. Derek Carr as you're transitioning to a new city I think he's an adult. He's a grownup. He works as butt off. I like him I don't love him, but I like him there some Tony Romo here I always doubted Tony in big spots, but I did think he was a franchise quarterback, so I think Derek's one more year in Vegas Andy Dalton. Nice knowing you. Listen. He was serviceable at his best now he's old and not a serviceable last year, sixteen touchdowns, fourteen picks not a lot arm strength. He's not really what the League is become. You'RE NOT GONNA. Roll the pocket out much with him. obviously. Cincinnati's moving Joe Borough as they should. I'm not a huge fan. I do think he's better prospect by far than Dalton was, and he's no high. Oh Kid, so they're going to go and moved. They should move, and and by the way he's had four playoff spots. Owen foreign. All of them never been a big Game Guy, but a nice kid. Nice knowing Ya Jimmy Garoppolo. Jimmy Samore. Best quarterback rating in San Francisco since the nineties John Lynch likes him, and his all in Kyle. Shanahan, whose legacy is not completely formed, yet is a little more impatient with Garoppolo. Do think his judgment is not the best, but I will say this about Garoppolo. You can move the pocket with them. You can roll him out. He's athletic enough. He's very accurate. He's got an above average, though not great arm and I think in the end. This is a franchise. That's twenty one and six when Jimmy Garoppolo starts. Jimmy Somemore Dak Prescott. Gets his money. Listen He's won sixteen more games than these lost I. DO worry that an aging offensive line could expose some of his limitations. He's a good athlete, not special. He's got a decent arm, not even really really good. His accuracy is hit mess, but he wins a lot of games. He's good for the brand. He's tough. You Know He. He doesn't shrink in big games. Just certain limitations I think he's GonNa get his money Philip rivers. Not The answer. I mean listen after Baker Janus. Who are both younger and more athletic? He led the NFL and picks. Indianapolis is sniffing He had a good career. You know I've said this before. I think sports tend to move into certain athletes in out of certain athletes I think the sport is moving away from the Eli Manning's and the Philip rivers. It's moving away from solely pocket, guys. He has also become increasingly mistake-prone. Listen! It's hard enough to win in this league. It's hard. It's hard for everybody. You can't lose games. You should win and that's become his moniker. Ryan Tannehill Tag I'm at. I'd franchise tag him. I do think Ryan works hard I think he's athletic. Big Can make plays and I in the current culture of Titan, which is a physical run first team, you can win a division with him. I I think that divisions kind of a mess anyway. Andrew Luck got hurt, laughed to never been the same. It's to Shawn Watson Bailing Water for the dysfunctional Houston Texans, but I would not give him a long term deal. Again, he's a five hundred quarterback. Dot is what he is. He's a forty-nine and forty nine. You know you are what your record is. He is a five hundred quarterback. No, in that division, nine and seven may be good enough and I do think able and Derrick, Henry, or kind of the foundation of the franchise tag him finally Jameis Winston. Walking the plank. Listen it's it's over. He's the most productive quarterback in the league. Just half the time for the other side I think he's had more than ample opportunities I think it should be noted that Tampa has done a great job, a franchise the draft. Personnel receivers tied end running back I like Tampa I think Teddy Bridgewater. This is the perfect fit for him. If I was Tampa, I would go get bridgewater. He doesn't have the arm of Janus he makes no mistakes and this offense is low dead. There are a law of special athletes in Tampa on that offensive side. Rob Roy is coming up in ten minutes. Brother Iraq's has some interesting thoughts on what he's see in free agency on Monday, I wanNA talk about this, though before banging my head and wearing a dumb band aid. Watch the Lakers play Milwaukee on Friday and I was really interested to talk about it, so I want to spend at least two three minutes on this I do believe there's five or six regular season games. Second half of the season generally lasts twenty twenty five games of the season that matter they are psychological, emotional physical imprint that I do think give us signed of what will happen in the playoffs. Milwaukee went and played the Lakers and I thought it was very telling. First of all, Lebron was better than Jaanus, second. Second of all. After scoring ten points in the first few minutes, Jaanus was affected, but nothing more third of all Chris Middleton once again, when desperately needed did not arrive for the box, and forth there is now a way to guard Jaanus. Put a big in front of him. Make him shoot. He's pretty average now. He's going finish with his twenty-five thirty points. I don't mean he's an average player, but there is now a book on how to defend him. There isn't really a book ever on Michael Coby on Lebron. They scored points Janas has going to get numbers, but if they don't have a number to score and Middleton they can trust and they don't. This is a basketball team. That's got a Mike Tyson quality. They will ravage the average. But they're just good against the really good teams their own to against Miami. They're five hundred against the Celtics. They're five hundred against the Lakers and I thought the Lakers really took it to them. Milwaukee did not score a point. I got one field goal. Excuse me in the last two and a half minutes Friday one field goal. One field goal. That's what they got so that game is one of the rare regular season games I felt that really put an imprint Milwaukee wanted to win. The Lakers wanted to win. Janas wanted to prove MVP. Lebron wanted to prove MVP. The Lakers won. The Juan Middleton didn't deliver. Janas was defended very capably that game manners. It's why I think Milwaukee's GonNa. Breeze through the first and second round of the east, but will eventually maybe Boston, certainly the Lakers or clippers they have a ceiling, and that ceiling for Milwaukee to me is lower. Than what most people think? Our good stuff today, a Rob Ryan coming up Sarah Cosstalk one of the great young broadcast. That's what I said. COSSTALK! Yeah listen the band aid me. Throw me off on or the. But I'm close. 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Let's just move on, so let's start with that as somebody. who was in that building last year. Would you move off the Wayne Haskins? I'll tell you what now that'd be interesting because you know the last year, the redskins you know were invested in and Haskins. He leaves a little later in the first round. They picked him up so it's not like he was the first guy in draft, but but there's a big investment there and the young man wasn't ready early like he really wasn't. You saw them at practice on the practice he's he's a good kid. He's got a big arm. Datta talent, but definitely not ready for the rigors of the NFL now as the Redskins were unraveling is they're prone to do at the end of the year. He got slightly better. Did he impress you? Did I. Tell you he. He got a lot better from when he was thrown into. Games are member of New York. It was awful. He wasn't ready through them in the game, and it wasn't fair to the kid Jesus one ready so at least each week. I saw him trying to get better. I saw him trying to meet with Tim Retail Real. Find Coach Out Oklahoma, state. He was trying to. You know to to get better now. IS HE NFL ready? No, not even close. You know so. It'll be interesting to see what which route they go you know. Can Alex Smith Comeback? I know that was a gruesome injury and everybody forgets about him, but but you know how Alex, Smith, works I mean Oh, that guy is GonNa WanNa. Play again so. If he comes back. You know now that'll be interesting to see how they don't have to draft a quarterback, but I understand what you're saying. Call a if the organization Cal Smith now will be first chance to be the GM. Because they moved on from from all. New People all new paid Ron who? So you have time if you really want to commit to a guy, if if you're in love with two as quarterback, then you can do it now. Only the tough thing is about that is remember. This is a franchise. It's moved up to trade for RG three. That didn't work out okay, and they moved up to the second pick in the draft. which ironically, this is the second. Second pick okay, and you have a generational talent as a pass rusher. The one thing you can do is when you see you know a case. Young at Ohio, you see chase, young outperform Bosa head to head. There's a pretty good resume right there that this guy is going to be successful in the national. Football League, in the rooms rob, you'd be champing. You be champion champing. This kid draft this kid try. I'd be champion drafts defensive player because I'm a Qatif coach, but it'll be interesting because if if everybody comes back and there's a consensus of hey, let's go get the left of quarterback to this guy. Then you could see a strange thing happened. But I believe they'll stay with the pass rusher I really do he. It's there's such a premium quarterbacks pass rushers a corners. Yes, that's what the League is. And he appears to be the best pass rusher by a long shot in this draft, no question and really he's probably been the best pure pass rusher in a long time. Yeah, come out so they draft Montas. Lash is going to be real good player Yep. He's got away, so carrigan is is. Getting older, yeah and There's a Guy Ryan Anderson, which a terrific player that plays behind him, and he got better as you're went on, so it's actually a position of strength, but again you never can have enough pass rushers San Francisco has them. They'll be no more number. One draft choices on that defense and that Defensive Front San Francisco has so if you want to improve your defense. Defense right away, That'd be a way to do it. Let's talk about the Patriots. You coach there for two years. What is your gut feeling on Brady and the New England organization going forward does he stay or not? He I, coach there for four. I won two super bowls. I can remember the first year. We were there. We had a terrible football team. Belgium first year. Reviving and eleven I haven't eleven and you started the next year two or three s something like that, but it was in. Everybody's saying well, you know they wasted a draft choice for Belichick. Get rid of all of them but there's a conversation. He had with with the staff and Ernie Adams. Who you know his truss guys and this was back in two thousand. Can you win with a? A thirty million dollar quarterback when this was back then it was like you know we had drew bledsoe. He's he's all we had. You know he's a good player and it was interesting. We're thinking. Wow, this room I move off drew. That'd be crazy well. Then two days later, we signed him for a hundred million dollars, so might well ended discussions. There's a quarterback right, but he gets hurt. And belichick benched him. For Tom Brady and moved on from the next season. Now let's not pretend bell. Check hasn't done this before. In Cleveland. He Bench Bernie Kosar. Yes, which is like mentioned? Jim Brown Yeah No. It was a very unpopular. Rats. You know it. Was it the ballot check book. It's brutal. It's a bigger story than the Tom Brady. Thing is like give. It was massive, but he did it. This guy's done. He's got rid of hall of famers. Ty Law. Richard Seymour Willie mcginest the these these great players. He's moved on from so I can see this actually going in that direction, which is crazy to say, but I can see it and I could see Tom. Brady going in be in. In like Peyton manning and going to try to win, two super bowls as Peyton did when he changed addresses because Tom Brady can still play. Yeah, yeah, I mean the chargers actually. I, it's funny. I brought this up last week and and Doug. GOTTLIEB said I was nuts, but the chargers made a very dare not a daring move a substantial move a week ago, they went and traded for a pro bowl guard right and I believe it was a signal to dawn. Brady's agent, saying listen our receivers. Our backs are defense is great. were, bad, up, the middle. WE'RE GONNA sign this right now before free agents. Here's our side, and and then you tell Donnie Brady's agent. Our first pick, we'll take a left tackle. Good draft left tackle. Sure so, Tom. We're giving you. The Best College left tackle Appro Guard. This is a super bowl roster. I, it was a signal and I. do think the chargers owner Dean Spanos wants him. They can't sell tickets so whether or not Tom Chooses the chargers I do think the chargers made that preemptive free agent move A. IT makes her football team better and be. It was a signal to Brady we are building a fortress around. You sound not. Not I think it's I. Think it's exactly right and look at this time to Lesko. He's up against Ballard your guy in the colts. You know who's a charmer. These guys are going to become an olive woodworks to get Tom Brady, but but to let's go has to win here he has to. You'RE GONNA impact. You've had good drafts. You've done things, but your quarterback away from winning at all. This is your quarterback and not care what it costs. Go get him and remember. This rob mookie Betts Great. Baseball player signed with the dodgers right Lebron goes to the Lakers. Davis Colli Leonard, Paul, George. You gotTa have a star. The chargers have a bunch of good players to sell tickets in L. A.. It is incredibly competitive sports market. Oh, there's no question in not only. Are you GONNA sell tickets? which obviously I mean, you can't outdraw the XFL team now. This is a slam dunk for him selling tickets. Absolutely you. You would do that overnight. Yeah, but you also have a chance to win it all you know. Know. You've got a great head coach Anthony. Lynn. You got a young coordinator there that smart. It's not like Tom Brady's GONNA come in. Learn somebody somebody's office. He's GonNa. Come in put his own offense in just like Peyton. When he went to Denver. So you have to have a group of people that will work with him I don't think him going to Oakland is GonNa Change John Gruden's. Way runs thanks. It's not gonNA happen. It will definitely happening in with La chargers. It will happen wherever else he goes so I. I would love to see that because I. Think I think. The chargers are begging for that to happen and I think this general manager. Whatever it don't come second place. You GotTa Win. They all whether we almost beat the Titan. No, you have to win this one because your whole franchise is begging for this to happen. Finally you phase. DAK A couple of times in Washington when you were coaching. The redskins Dak got your number. So would you pay him? Oh. There's no question that Prescott to me. Is He and Russell Wilson A to best quarterbacks in the NFC? I've seen this guy grow from. When he was young, we played him early in the season four game of the year then we played him the last game of the year. was going home, quitting and cry and going home and coaches players, whatever zero three in the morning watch a tape. This quarterback is so impressive from last season. It was amazing he the year before used to take sacks, even he'd be in the pocket. He'd hold the ball. Get hit and takes actually doesn't do that anymore. I think the the the moving the Kalam. Market offense coordinator really helped him. I think he does a good job. He doesn't look like much, but obviously he's done a nice job. He allowed back the freedom to check plays. Get into right place, and and then he allows. Dak Prescott function better from the pocket, and then outside the pocket throwing deep. Then I've seen anybody other than Russell Wilson. So this guy is on a tremendous upside. He's been in late for years to me. He's Russell Wilson, while Russell Wilson, took off played played for Seattle four years. They had great numbers. They had all that, but but you could feel. Feel him on the tape. You could see the leadership. You could see where this guy was going. This quarterbacks the same guy so when you watch tape of Dak, you see Russel. Oh, I. Do and I see an ultimate competitor when this guy's in the red zone, there's only two guys in the red zone now. The Cam Newton's has been banged up. Inside the ten, this guy's a physical quarterback. He's a physical player. That's the kid that plays for Buffalo. They're going to run you over. Yeah, they can do whatever it takes to score. I love this about this player, and and he's so so vastly improved. You can see. He's The star of the team without question. You need to pay him the guy that everybody says well. You got him then. You gotta get Cooper. I'd move on from Cooper faster than anything because he disappears in Games. He wasn't even on that tape. At the end of the year he he was, he was ghost. He's averaging forty yards a game. The last seven weeks of the season one touchdown probably against us. It's like like really like. Where is this guy? What is he doing? He's quitting on on rouse as a primary receiver. I remember all the HOOPLA about Dez Bryant. Who Does it cry because he never got the ball? This guy don't want it, so I mean I get it. We gotta pay this. No, you. Don't you better pay the quarterback because he's The star of the team and I love the way the kid plays. Plays Anti exciting to watch and I just know there's players Aaron Rodgers descending. These guys you see him on tape. This kid in the heart is four years in in his prime. He's going nothing but up. This is where you pay him now and you know have the rewards later. Yeah, we'll. The stories are. They are going to pay him and we're going to find out sometime next week Rob Ryan. Great seeing you again. All right joy better. Thanks man. Heard on the news. This is the headline news sponsored by Mercedes, Benz, the best or nothing? Well sticking with that Prescott, the cowboys are still trying to get dot Prescott extension done, but there seems to be a little more movement with Amari Cooper Steel, according to Edward Her. The cowboys are working hard to reach an agreement with Cooper and both sides are motivated to get the deal done. He also believes that it's possible that Cooper could sign his do before does. Complicate things is so fascinating to me. Dallas has paying everybody Tattoo early, except Dak so, it tells you there, you know they want to get this quarterback thing, right? That's what it tells you. Yeah I mean you would think that would be their number one priority above everything else, but to act number, not budging ought, but basically they're trying to sign at least one, and then they're going. They're not gonNA. Lose both of them, so they're either going to franchise tag. Amari Cooper and signed back or vice versa, obviously, ideally, they'd rather sign back. At some point. They're going to lose that Corner Jones Byron Jones they can't. They can't keeping everybody so at some point. If you told me who Dallas is going to draft in the first round, I'm GonNa make a prediction a cornerback. Because I, it looks like to me Dallas has one good one, and they're not going to be able to pay back Amari Z.. Tyron Smith Jalen Smith they'll. I think they'll pay rash within a year so they at some point, they got to lose somebody with these contracts and I think it's corner so anybody that needs a corner. I E New York jets go look for the cowboys. The broncos are reportedly interested in Amari Cooper. If the cowboys don't want, they lost Emmanuel Sanders so he's yeah. That's that's nice veteran. Move for them. Yeah I, mean again. I think that they should sign back. Rob I I don't I don't see how you allow that to the market or you continue on if you franchise tag him having to continue on with this feels like we've been talking about using tax contrast gone and counting tax dollars for like well over a year now we've been talking about for longer than that. So I think they end up getting the deal done Jack in and Franchise Sagging Amari Cooper so the panthers are still waiting to make a decision on Cam Newton's future, but they've locked in his backup from last Season Carolina has signed cal Alan to a one year deal Allen took over for Cam obviously in week three and won four straight games and expelled. Crazy and then yes, he dropped. Seven of his eight starts the rest of the season. What you do them? This is what a new coach does. Though let's sign them for a year. We need them on the roster. Did. This is what I would do. This. We're going to give you a contract for year. We're not committed anything, but right now. We got so many questions quarterback at least the players. Everybody in the room knows you. Know. Everyone knows you. You know the system. Obviously, you're not a starting quarterback to figure that out relatively quickly after everyone kind of a little bit overboard, but also he's a backup quarterback quarterback not supposed to come in and do what Teddy Bridgewater did. COME IN AND! Ideally when you one of two games and and keep you afloat while you're he. You know what he is classy. He's a classic backup. When nobody seen him, he could win games, and then people got film on Him. He couldn't win games. That is essentially what backup is. A backup should be good enough. If you're starting to close down for two weeks. He can win one of the Games. Now Teddy Bridgewater to me is not a back. Starter because everybody film on Him, and he's still five hundred, but it. True backup is all starters out two weeks. We can win one of them, and it's generally the first game because nobody's seen him and by the second game they've seen him. And that's what Kyle is cams. Also imposing videos of his workouts on instagram expect to be ready to begin offseason workouts on April sixth, at least on a limited basis and matt rule. Rule said that the combine the expects came to be on the Panthers Rosser in September issue with cameras. We really don't. We won't know if he's healthy in time for the jobs so that you know any kind of trades like that can be made to finally. It's been reported that the bucks are likely to move on from Jason James Winston in free agency and Teddy. Bridgewater has been rumored to be Tampa Bay's next targets. First reported that an unnamed. NFL GM said the bucks were hot bridgewater when now Peter. Schrager is agreeing with that report saying rumors of bridgewater to Tampa. Bay Are Real. Yes, and this is a perfect. This is exactly what they should get. He's James Without the mistakes. I I love honestly I loved her to pretend he bridgewater and a lot of places, but yes I think this is the perfect place for him. He's going. Going to walk right in and take over that organization he deserves to because he is starting quarterback and just kind of been hiding out in New Orleans and I'm sure. New Orleans would love to keep Teddy Bridgewater, but always just too expensive can make all that work, and it looks like they're moving towards making tastes them hell, the replacements our jubilee all the back end, then the next quarterback of the New Orleans. tobacco. I I don't know. I don't think we've seen enough from taste hill. That much responsibility and I think it shows at least this year. They went with Teddy Bridgewater drew. BREES was out and they add taste mill on the roster so I think the boxer perfect place for joy with the news. Well, that's the news and thanks for stopping by. Heard Lie Sarah. Stock is an absolute rockstar. Part of the best local broadcasting team in the NBA the Brooklyn Nets. They've won that Award Multiple Times. She knows her stuff. She is going to be joining us next for the first time on. This show can't wait to meet her. What in God's name is going on with? Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant and the. The, most interesting team or their to stars aren't playing. That's coming up next. Be sure to catch live. Editions of the Heard Weekdays noon, Eastern Nine Am Pacific, Sarah Acoustic was a college basketball star at Depaul, it says here she lead the country in three point field goal percentage sixteen seventeen years ago, so you were a governor before a gun was cool. It's pretty amazing that long half of her Depaul University Women's team. She's Chicago girl the South side of Chicago, so she's a white sock fan. Not a cub fan, right true, yeah! My wife's more nor side cubs. You're more south side all right, so you're a part of the broadcast team Sarah four and a fantastic broadcast team. It is for the nets. We have breaking news that tomorrow. You will become part of American sports history. The Nets play the warriors, and they'll be no fans in the game. Everyone's going to be able to hear what I in Eagle is saying throughout. The broadcast is going to be beautiful now. We've known for two days. It could happen what we're players saying leading up to this. The questions go into it about just. How do you make it feel like it's steal the magnitude of an NBA game and I think a big part of that. There was questions about. Do you play music? Do you pump in some noise? How do you go about this? And so many of the players are like it's it's. Still out there competing. It may feel a little bit scrimmage. Like may feel like you're practicing, but nonetheless it's something that I think they value the fan so much of just the energy that the bring to the arena. How much that impacts the flow in the momentum of the game? So it's going gonNA. It's going to be bizarre and I'm. I'm really interested to see just the entire feel of it. Yeah the world. Health Organization today did call the pandemic corona virus. Do I think there's some panic I do but I also think you have to err on the side of caution. And so you're going to be part of a very unique environment now Brooklyn's fascinating. Anyway. It's the number two team in a city with the New York Knicks although they've been better performing so last year, it was all about chemistry and then this year. The chemistry's not been great Kyrie irvings. A remarkable transformational star can be difficult on coaches last week. They move off Kenny Atkinson. WHO's well-liked coach? How did that play? A lot of people said Oh boy this career. Having this is what it is. How did it pay in? Brooklyn I think that that is a narrative that his been continuing to be discussed about Kevin and Kyrie and That may have been the reason for Kenny. Atkinson in the nets mutually parting ways. However you look at it shot. Marks took over this Brooklyn Nets Organization for years ago, and he made sure when he was taking over that he got full autonomy of decisions and decision making within their organization. It was in a bad place. He is turned it around and so I think it was his decision. His pulse of the team, his pulse of what was going on what he thinks is best moving forward and so I think in some ways. It was to Kenny Atkinson getting used to new players. Kyrie Irving, though only played in Twenty Games Kevin. Durant still is in a rehab process. Around practices, so I do not think in any way that you pin this I think a lot of people are naturally pinning this due to some past events with Kyrie Irving I. Don't think it's at I think it's Sean Marks. Taking the pulse of what he thinks is best for the organization moving forward discussions with Kenny Atkinson that had been ongoing for months. In just the ways in which the team was moving forward and what it would be like next season, so so I don't so I do not think. That is fair to just have people put it on. This is a Kyrie. Irving Kevin Durant Star. Thing that this is what they wanted. I don't think it's a directive from them I. Like bringing people on that. Do local teams because you're the foot soldiers of this league, you are there every day you're at shootarounds. Kevin Durant not playing. How actively is he engaged with the team? Though I would not, I would have no idea how you see 'em daily weekly. He's in the. He's in shoot arounds. He's in practice and obviously it's. Changed in some regards given where he's at in his rehab process. How much she's been on the floor, but since training camp since the off season. Going into practices early on in the season especially now he's on this trip, so he's sitting on the bench. She's been at all home. Games is the first road trip. He's been making but he's around and he's active in. He'll be talking to guys on the floor. He'll be pointing out things. He was talking with the coaching staff. As well so I think that is part of his acclimation process. Despite the fact now he's. He's been playing some three on three four on four, and he's starting to get more active actually what he can do on court. But. He's very much immersed in what this team has been doing this year. syracuse talk has joining us. Fox Sports, NBA analyst, and also member of the with an Eagle, the great a Brooklyn Nets broadcast team so last night. You guys beat the Lakers you know when when you watch an entire. NBA Game and you travel around. You don't get the same team every night. You don't Lakers obviously had to massive games, Milwaukee Clippers and then the nets come into town with a rockets coming in tomorrow night and I. Didn't I didn't sense the Lakers urgency but i. I did think the nets played well. If I said to you, what are you really? What makes you think the Lakers can win and title? And what do you have reservations about Sarah? Give me one of each. What makes me think they can win? Title? Is you start with Lebron? James Nancy Davis in the way in which Lebron James has performed in this being his seventeenth season has been remarkable in matching him up with Anthony Davis I. Think what impresses me most though is the compilation of how this roster has come together so quickly Frank Vogel in his coaching staff. What they're doing on the defensive end of the floor very long, there are lots blocks a game chemistry by the way defense is often chemistry. Join I've talked about this. The team likes each other. In that happened so immediate. When you think about new parts in different, they like each other. You could see that in defending. They get points and easy ways. They get secondly fast-break points second in the league in points off turnovers. Get to the free throw line a lot of those things that you can manufacture. You could do that as well in the postseason. They've got shooters in players that have been there before Ben in postseason situations. Now what concerns you, my I think just generally speaking and we saw it at the end of last game. I have all the respect in the world for Anthony. Davis I think he's been incredible this year I think he's a great match with Lebron James, but to me. ME, he's the x factor of winning that tight. You know it's interesting. Sarah, the clippers have made it very clear. We got four guys now to Stop Lebron. The clippers have also made it clear. We're not getting another big. Stop Anthony Davis. It's as if the clippers are saying. We know we're going to face you. Anthony Davis go beat us. Yeah, that's how I feel because the clippers now when they brought on Morris Okay now we got Patrick Beverley Coli Paul George Morris. I think there's I think there is a belief in the NBA on this Anthony. He's a great player, but is he the guy in a game seven and I? Don't know if he is I. Think. We'll find that out and I think we'll find that out if the Lakers come away with championship because he's because we even saw the end of the last game and I know there's a bunch of discussion about you know this morning about Lebron. Making that pass which I love always makes the right play. It's why. One of the greatest to ever play the game. Because of his basketball sense and knowledge, and how he plays it the the right way. However, it came down to Anthony Davis making a shot, and it's going to come down to that in a variety of cases, because you know the clippers or clipper with Lebron box whether it's the raptor, you name it whatever team that they are up against throughout the course of the postseason. That's going to be a part of it and even Anthony I mean even the concept of him playing the going from the four playing the five. How their lineups shakeup, knowing that he's best in that center position how he can exploit that against different teams in different matchups I. think that is going to be the big question mark. So when you when you cover all these NBA Games again. You don't get the same team every night. What team at its best did you leave the arena this year with illegal and you're broadcast after the nets. Yes, network and go. At their best. That's best team I've seen in the league. That's a great question. Because we've yet to see the clippers we'll see the clippers, Friday and then back in Brooklyn in March and I am. WHO's the best trees team. The bucks to me is in their best night on their best night. The bucks will roll. You've got Janas. Who is an absolute monster to try and handle? In when they are at their best, when Chris Middleton is playing well Eric, Bledsoe I think speaking of X. Factors team how he plays. The depth that they have some complimentary players brings to the table. Brook Lopez's the way he's playing defense. You can keep going down the list I. Think my boone. Holzer is an excellent coach of understanding how to put his guys in the best position they to me at their best. Our Team that I believe could contend for a title. When you're a broadcaster for the Brooklyn Nets. You live in Brooklyn. It's where the hipsters live. I don't it's okay. I'm not very hip. I'm in Manhattan Okay. I'm in Brooklyn Brooklyn Very. Love Brooklyn through the cool people live. That's why I don't live there. I don't live there now now by an eagle there he does not, he's. He's a Jersey Guy. I know he is. Twenty six year, calling nets games. He's a remarkable talent a funniest. He's the funniest human being in our business I've I've on air. I normally get laugh. Use My cough button. A few games ago I didn't get to my cough button and time I snorted on air. So hard. Yeah, my band is. It was a little embarrassing. Bring it out so tomorrow. You will be broadcasting in the new. Center Chess Chess Center and there'll be nobody there. I it's going to be. Here I mean honestly players will hear play by play and analysts trying to figure out where the new chase center the position. The broadcast position is high, and so they're going to move down, but we're saying if we're right next to the benches. Everything People Surfing. Areas are. Are we overreacting? I think you'll always have to err on the side of safe so I. Applaud the NBA for doing this, but it is remarkable. What is happening in our country Sarah? CUSACK is joining us. You're always welcome. It's great to have you on the show. I'll be back Oh. Yeah, you're welcome and we'll have you anytime. You want to come back. Thanks. They hired the crew at. Yes, they do great work all right. Our three is coming up a Frank Clark of the Kansas City chiefs. Antonio Cromartie well. Free Agency really starts early next week her. Be Sure to catch live editions of the heard weekdays at noon. Eastern nine am Pacific on Fox. Sports Radio One and the IHEARTRADIO APP all right, welcome back. It's good to have I. do have a little audio problem here, guys. Maybe it's my band aid on my forehead. Frank Clark is joining us pro Bowler defensive in got paid the big bucks last year and delivered for the. The Kansas City chiefs with a super bowl. So you have a you have a fascinating career, great college player at Michigan, and then you go to Seattle and it's very interesting. Seattle won a super bowl. It's my hometown. I'm Russell Wilson Guy and he comes on the show all the time you go to Seattle, but when you entered Seattle before going to the chiefs there were. ESPN articles'll back biting. There was a little tension when you entered the Seattle seahawks locker room. Did you sense? We got a little chemistry problem here. Was a really a chemistry problem? Myself, I'm coming in as a rookie. You know I'm not understanding football I'm not understanding how nothing works in this world. And I got all these great leaders. I got Richard Sherman. I got Michael Bennett I got Bobby Wagner got even guys already. Brennan Me Bang. cliff can go on and on about these guys. Man Earl Thomas Cam Chaz matters exciting, even reminisce on and you speak about defense, and all these guys on the defense you know in Gaza will have you know. I was just granted the. Just the blessings, the play within that help guide me onto my way into league, and you know just add these guys and it was kind of. It wasn't a bad situation to come into for myself like I. Tell everyone that was the best situation for me. I'm coming in with a troubled past I'm coming in. You know as a as a guy who you know had a lot going on coming in with. With a lot of controversy and then come into a place like Seattle, where I got a of guys who've came from similar pass and similar backgrounds of myself, and overcome them and been great and overcome him. You know guys who came from this. This underdog mentality you that had built their would draft undrafted guys. Bringing undrafted guys are just making these guys who you know kind kinda thrown under the bus special. Note that's kind of what we do you know. We went from such a high before I had came to of going to super bowl back to back, and then when I get there. You know not been of the amount to that that next season, and then you find out you can do that the next season you know not spend three or four years there and then we are able to get back there, and then you start to see the stuff boy up and I feel like that's what eventually start to happen. They trade you. It was interesting, so you go to this great defensive head coach in this culture in Seattle, a tough, and then you go over to Andy Reid and they're throwing the ball, and it's an offensive culture. Your first moment when you got traded were were you concerned that were you were going to an offensive culture and that you wouldn't be the guy and that that? Perhaps it wasn't going to be. It's GONNA FINISH SEATTLE. No I really wasn't concerned about that I was more concerned about the new beginnings. To place where you hadn't spent four years NFL career to start. You know Seattle was kind of like home. You know you, don't you don't realize how fast change come until you end up place like the NFL. You don't realize how fast business can affect you and a place like the NFL, so it was never nothing personal in everything with Seattle understood I had fun there while I was there and you WanNa game one a lot of games in the. It was a spurious like I, said I Get that back to Gaza while I was around the God who help teach me to game the guys who you know and to the player day you not. Helping stood his championship mindset. I wouldn't got that if I wanted to. Make Stop Seattle believe I coming out start my career, so you go to the chiefs and the defense for the first eight weeks, and not that great. And then about week eleven about we twelve. We talked about it on this show. It's like Oh, boy, now the chiefs defense is Great. What was going on within the chiefs? Late in the season, everything started to click frank for your defense. Now felt like we start having more fun. You know in particular on defense. Guys that core group of guys got together and decided that we wanted to have more funding go gangsta. We go the that's that's. That's that's the term that costs bags us. When we say you got you go out there and you know you just WanNa impose your will. Play while half on like you said, impose Wu, and that's kind of what we started doing. It was time you know. We got his offense for last couple of years you Pat Mahomes your quarterback. Have a often, but not a defense that can finish you know even before I was there. That's that was the word that they great offense defense can finish I. Know Myself Coming into that same situation the year before you know when I found out, I was going to be gone. You I was gone in there, and with guys like you know. Hitchens at my linebacker guy like tyrant coming in as well then they put together this great draft class. You know we got guys like want or macaw macaw Harmon and I'm just in particular. We've got these guys that just put together a unit that can win. That can trust and play together and I feel like that's what I'm neglect. By the way you took your glasses off. Put your glasses back. On you. Think you look fantastic? Virgin made? Daily once I got. All of them are kind of. Looking at the camera I can see your eyes. Yeah, keep those on you like the think. They're cool. Let me turn them. You gotta go a little bit sometimes. These tapping glasses everybody came where the only champions champions. Now I gotta ask you about Russell. Wilson who is my favorite football player in the world? And Patrick Mahomes now. They're different players. Yes, but how were they similar? You've had both as a teammate Hauer Russell and Patrick similar. Flag is the the will to win. They share similarities and just a lot of things, but it's the would win you see a lot of things they can do with the styles I I I believe it pertains it like is. Is Baseball. Pass it their whole facebook. The baseball players are hurt. You know when you guys I thought about how they can throw it and make the type of they can throw in tight spaces. Remains will sign orange and on the run. How they do see that you felt like their baseball players. Yeah, you can see the baseball in the fill. You see Pat Mahomes the way he slides. You know he's he's trying to protect yourself man. It's the baseball slide. It's not a football. You didn't have to teach them. What saying we developed are their personality similar at all? I can say I could say Russia's of course Russia's kind of been doing this for a longer period misting Russell more out there as far as you know the in the world as far as you know, the social world. PAT has grown. You know he's a MVP. Young quarterback was an MVP of our league, and there's a super p now, so I'm sure it's on the up enough. He's wanted to phases at NFL wanted to. You know I'm sure I wanted to premiere quarterback face. It NFL It's just only. So. You go to a super bowl and you face. Jimmy Garoppolo see a watch a bunch of film for two weeks. This is what Jimmy is, and then you face Jimi Jimi was pretty good for the first quarters. What what did you learn watching film on Jimmy and then playing Jimmy Garoppolo? What do you think of him today? As a player I think he's a great quarterback. You know I I just believe united. What's watching a family and watching it? Then? I just I hadn't seen him throw the ball enough you know and and and and the play offs. I didn't see it enough especially in the last two weeks, Leeann today gained a leading up to your game. He didn't throw much at all. The boss I'm watching it. You know how much he hasn't thrown. And I'm watching how much he's getting paid to play the position, and it didn't add up to me and football planet competitor. That's all I say, and that's why I made some of the statements I'm yeah. I'm like Pan is too much money did not on. This is going on my hair before the game so I'm like if they're gonNA. Throw the ball if they think they come out here and run the ball with most star. Star or know whoever these running backs and they backfield. That's not GonNa Happen in the championship game. Were you feel like your offense is better than my defense? And that's Kinda hot start taking during the weekend even before it. That's where to smack. Talk came from because it's like Yeah I. Take it personal when you feel like offense is back into my defense when you feel like your quarterback is going to out, compete my defense. Do you have respect for Jimmy or do you think he's Kinda marginal? Respect for every football player planet NFL because his the hard thing to do you know it's hard to make it to this position? It's hard to do these things that you know day in day out the things we go to. Only we know we go on. We know the challenges we face and so I have respect for everyone you know, but it's a on. That field is something that has to be earned play and play out by the way you acknowledge that. You would come, and you had some situations in your life. That weren't ideal. I think it was last. April you signed one hundred and five million dollar contract, so it's very easy I. Don't think I would have had the maturity. In my twenties to get one hundred five million dollars and know exactly what to do with it when you were given this one hundred five million dollar deal. Take me to the day. Take me to the day. Age Calls you and he says Frank. Clark your world's going to change. You're going to get one hundred five million dollars. Did you cry? Did you call friends? Did you call family? Take me to the day that your life changed forever financially It was a good day. I bet it was. It was a wonderful day Where were you? I was in? La Actually I my summer house. I'm sitting there in the hills. I'm just relaxed and I hadn't hadn't been on the media lot. You know I was trying to stay off the meal. That was one of those times you know I was just trying to doubt the media try to hurry up and get it done because I. didn't I didn't know if deal is going to get done I? Just? You know you hear talking stuff, but my agent told me my man the before like in my happiness, thing happened tomorrow. Man With the chiefs. We gotTA gotTa see if it happened you normal weight for the car. And he told me like I. Call You at nine in the morning or something like that. I told myself like I ain't got I. Ain't GonNa Answer I. Don't WanNa. Hear it. I just wanted to be done. I'm GONNA sit on the Internet right. There was too stressful in. He gave me that car I. Mean I got that car. I'll never forget I got called in What did he say he's like my? Baby we did it. You know going to be a rich man and I was the best news. I heard a long long. You know I've met through so much you play. You played so much football and you go through so much on the field for individuals and know to be able to accomplish one of my individual goes. Let alone a year later when the Super Bowl, you know with the same team that I just signed with man, just a blessing. Just the blessed by the way you bought a big old house in on the Kansas side and you are. You got dogs and you got space and you got. Your a Kansas City chief now if you finish your career there, you're all good with that I'm all. For Friends Mark Anne reads an offensive guy. He Texas all the time during the show. If we say something, he doesn't like. Offensive Guy. Do you deal a lot with Andy Reid? Ability coach all the time to just text coach. Actually we talk all the time coach man. coach from La La guys so today. You know coach always checking on me. Coaches told me come out to the. Coach, you got a beach house on out the way. I can't speak on a location rattray Gordon secret location location, and you re like this and let you can't let that go for nothing, but he text you all the time and Mac coach me all the time checking on cautioned Obama passed. They know what I've been through. So you know coach keeps his foot on. You know. Make Shroud in the right. Right Direction. You know whether or not you know he. He looks at all of his like his kids like his son. So you know you always trying to stay in contact with me. Always telling me to come visit visit the House two Family House met met feel great as a great like I said I'm mash stroke. Look you know I had Pete Carroll I great coach. You know anybody who's ever. Played Forman said he isn't as. Andy Reid great coach. You know I'm just a coach I'm thankful I was just able to be a part of the team that gave you a super bowl. You know on even better, even better person you know. Him better with glasses. Those are fresh, you look. Off. No they can. I'm working I. Did it today I? Put a band-aid because that's my style. Some of those classes, and then everyone can I travel for one. For one second because they're so stylish. Those are good like God. This is not going to be slow. Yeah. I gotta be honest with you. I looked like an agent. You I'm not Hollywood. The Look on my let you keep them actually I need to represent you. You might be the keystone right to Louis. Global Louis Vuitton by Virgil. I'm not GonNa lie, tell them we give my man somebody. Fox. Mess. But you have to wear your. You have to wear your expensive sneaks with those though you can't. Franks I'm in my fifties I'm not cool she's. TAP into the Hoa the Saudis. Decided, that falls down crack head opened. Side I. You know. Nelly Nelly Ward Mandela. Nearly were banned for a long time. Of course. I. It's great meeting you. Mini happy for your story. Happy for your successes. Thank you, brother all right joy with news. New. This is the third line news. Happens to those. CLASSES THEY! Put the mind. You look you look, so raise to. Firing, my bosses I felt like I had more power than anybody in the building I was going to go upstairs and change budgets. That's what I felt like. All right well. The chargers could be a landing spot for Tom Brady of hits, free agency next week and running back. Austin is making his pitch to get Brady to La. He said I think it'd be a good fit he does. We just lost a lot of leadership in Philip rivers. It's an opportunity for people to step up. But if you bring a guy like Tom Brady in the room, he's been there done that. He's already got the leadership qualities, and he's already proven that he's a winner, so hey, let's build something around that to Austin that may be the best receiving back. They have Mike Williams Keenan Allen. Patrick Hunter Henry the tight end. If, you're asking me joy, and you're not, but just in terms of were Tom would go and have an all star cast! It is the chargers. It is the offensive line. Is being addressed concerning yes, but. I, do I. Do the chargers is the most made place? God? Yeah. Step in and deliver you know. Wave Situation Than Tennessee even considering Tennessee's. I totally obviously Derrick Henry is different other worldly talents. So of course we know that, but I think for all all things considered San Diego up. Sorry. La chargers is is the best place. There's not a doubt in my mind that Tom would go to the chargers. This I don't doubt and they would win. There would be a winning football team for two years now to the level with Patrick Mahomes I, do think Denver thing like. The chargers and the raiders while the. Deal with Patrick g you do, but you can listen wind or not, if you in ten games, you get in this fort and there's no doubt in my mind. That if tom went to the chargers, they would score a bunch. You know with Philip rivers last year joy they were tenth in the NFL offense with all those mistakes. They were still a top of the chargers. They're always that team. That's just right there. They beat themselves. Time which which Tom Brady doesn't do, we'll be does end up leaving New England's this year. Nate Burleson has an idea of who the Patriots should bring in to take his place. I got a guy that makes perfect sense top, but that he might be a little bit more inexpensive than Tom Brady. How Ryan Tanna hit okay? Do you know who has more victories against? Tom Brady only peyton manning. That's the only other quarterback. Ryan Tannehill Fearless Ryan, Tannehill right now with what he did in Miami and how he reinvented himself with Tennessee. This could be individual. That can go anywhere. His proven this past season. He can go anywhere in win. No a listen. He did throw for one hundred yards. I think we have to. We have to be very careful about being prisoners of the moment, Ryan Tannehill five hundred NFL quarterback. Hill in New England more than Andy Dalton. Yes. Will. You know that's not you're giving me? No, that's the option. Yeah. We've had serious conversations about Andy Dalton No. Take Ryan Tannehill over Andy Dalton. I wouldn't take Ryan Tannehill over Teddy Bridgewater. I think teddy is a more accurate thrower of the football. I think he is I. Think Ryan's the bigger stronger athletes more mobile teddy bridgewater more right now, but I think I think teddy. Bridgewater is going so two years ago. I was on the Jimmy Garoppolo thing this year I've been on the Teddy Bridgewater Teddy Bridgewater is a playoff franchise quarterback. He is never going to be a top seven eight guy. The arm strength. But if you if you like by the way I think if I was the chargers. Why would I go for Teddy Bridgewater? No, I again. I don't think there's any that teddy bridgewater wouldn't work I. I truly don't know I think, tell you bridgewater to the boxes was probably going to end up happening. Which is why I guess I'm not considering that, but if I'm if I'm bill, tracking, I have a choice between Hillary Bridgewater Bridgewater but. This is kind of interesting now. No you off because we're going to have to get somebody. Them in the history of the NFL, the quarterback that led the team in passer rating is generally not moved off of. So I. Mean if the Titans you know there's a story today. Titans want Tanna Hill more than they're saying. They wanted more than Brady. Right which I think, he's a perfect franchise tag quarterback and they're comfortable with their lock around, but he was supposed to be a great guy like no. Yes, he is yes. Yeah, so we'll talk more about this story on joy chat this afternoon. Three thirty eastern on caffeine free APP, go download it now subscribe to the Fox Sports Channel, and we'll be live at three thirty eastern on Caffyn. Finally the cowboys wants to lock in Dak. Prescott in Amari Cooper long-term deals and that leaves cornerback. Byron Jones out in the cold dowels is likely to let him hit the open market next week, and the cowboys reportedly seem resigned to losing Jones because they're so focused on back in Amari, he's also expected to become the highest paid defensive back in NFL history offseason Tom Pella Sarah saying that he could command sixteens eight million a year, xavien Howard of the dolphins, the highest paid right now signed a five-year seventy two point two I don't. Why do I have to pay him that much? Well, I like him I. Don't like him that much. He's pretty much the. Younger he's one of the NFL's defensive back. If this is something. Long I like him now. Goulet over here is never been a fan. But I don't think you can go into a season if the cowboys let him go I. Don't think you can go into a season. They don't have another cornerback in that roster I like that you can have all the defensive end you want. I don't like the cowboys secondary. This is the only guy like on their back. In because I think Klay, this point has been with. And Goodwin is also free agents, but the issue is just can't pay him. The this is what he's demanding on is he's likely going to market the camp. Hey, everybody, salary cap, screw everything up there, so many guys in the league I like I just don't WanNa. Pay Him fourteen million a year, but someone is going to yeah, so they have to get their money. Good stuff joy with the news. Well. That's the news. Thanks for stopping by the heard lie. Former PRO Bowler Antonio Cromartie will be joining US free agency really starts in earnest next week and he's been around the league. He knows the personnel. Where would you go? Who would you sign? Antonio Cromartie is joining us live coming up next. Be Sure to catch live editions of the heard weekdays at noon eastern nine. Am Pacific on Fox? Sports Radio S one and the iheartradio, APP computer systems and cars of the new normal go to carshield dot com code heard or call eight hundred car six thousand code heard if something breaks. Breaks it's expensive. They can fix it. Antonio Cromartie played the NFL for eleven years. Almost half, he was a pro bowler. He opened up with the San Diego at the time. chargers who are now in Los Angeles I do think if Tom Brady was just simply about what's the best roster I could land on I think it's the chargers. They went and got trade. Turner which to me was a signal Antonio Hey Tom. Our weaknesses guards. We're addressing it. They didn't have to do that a week ago. That was a Tom. We know you know personnel were fixing our left guard spot. You know the culture of the chargers. Yes, would tom fix it? Yes, I think he definitely will fix it. I don't. Look at it I. Don't think there was too much wrong with the coach i. just think when you look at the whole scene. From last year, the guards were terrible. I mean as Philip catch the ball. He was hit in the face. He didn't have time to set his feet. Throw the ball, so he looked like he was losing like he was not himself. He was like he was for like he was really forty years old. When norm. Realistically, this guy can still playing. You saw you saw spurts of it, but I think for for Tom I. Think this is the ideal place for the simple fact can come in and put his own offense. He can add his offense and I think if you go anywhere else, you can't do that. I think he comes into. He comes into La. He changed the culture of getting them back to where they need to be back into the playoffs winning close game losing losing because they've lost so many games in the last four minutes of the of the game last year. You know crazy, listen. It's the craziest franchise in the NFL. They've had great players everywhere. It's almost like this. `Nigma within the franchise Oh. Too. Many gays been lost either by refs or losing. Goals Miss. hockey missing up on a call and the Denver. Two Thousand Eight. It can go on and on, but it just that the culture needs a to and I. Think Tom Brady will come in and make us all to that Sadat culture. It is interesting. Go to the last year of your career I've heard Brett Farve said this. I don't want to start over again like a lot now it's different for defensive player, but when you're calling the shots in your the quarterback. I have heard people make the argument. Tom Just doesn't want to doesn't want to write another book. Get very comfortable at the end of your career I. Mean You caught? You could have played more in the. NFL was about I just don't want to. I don't want to lower my standards I. don't want to sacrifice stuff for me. It was when I looked at it. It was for standpoint of looking at it. While was mentally. I wasn't into the game the last maybe year so Maria just wasn't a burnout study habits. Wasn't the same The the excitement of the game wasn't there for me anymore. I think for me. It just got too much political for me on that side rather than enjoying the game so I think when you're looking at Tom. I think when he's coming into a, he's one. He's still wants to play, so he's forty five. He loves the game. You see the excitement that he has every single week. Preparation does he doesn't even watch the game from the sunny that he play. He starts studying the the other team right after the rather after Sunday night's game, you lost and passionate. You. Don't see that from Tom He. Sees has the passion. He still has the the thrive. Go on and go out WANNA. Win Games when he makes a mistake. You see him. Harvard on myself to make sure he doesn't make that same mistake again as just little things like that, you see him that he still has that feel wants to go out and go. Be that champion of of any football team and he goes to so we just had the combine. The draft is in late. April free agency is coming up here next week. Yes, there's a lot of different moves that are gonNA happen. In year eleven years in the NFL, you were a college. All American kind of a can't Miss Corner Ohio state's got. Jeff Okuda's kid. They say as a can't miss guy. How much should I take out of the combine? Are there guys? Blow up at the combine that you look at and. That's just a guy. That's a white room dude like. Did you know when you're in the NFL? Could you tell instantly when you saw draft picks? Come into. The team. Can't play can play. You saw from Gainesville. View. If you wash real Gamesville, you can know the guys that can play and cannot play. That can translate things that they do wanNA combine what they can't do on the field so like I. I think Coach Bruce. Aaron said that the Best Russsian I think. He said the best Outta just because you run a four three. Four six. You may around four six PM shows that you run for four is all about the film? The IRS doesn't law, so you are who you are when you put on FM Thank Jeff A coup is somebody that you can't miss that. Somebody who do not want to get a court as a corner. He's a home. He's why what does he do everything me? Technician has great footwork is understands what the officers trying to give them a release and he's willing tackler. I think that's something that you gotta willing. To put into perspective you have you have great cover corners, but most of the cover corners on like the tackle. This guy. And he's physical, he's physical. He loves the game and I think bringing him into the locker room the way that he carried himself. That I've seen so far is out Outta to his his confidence. I think that cares on until until it's a locker room and also into that DB role by the way I. Want Your opinion. Liam Simmons is a tremendous Isaiah Simmons. Excuse me is a tremendous athlete at Clemson. Some people think safety. Derwin James He's got that kind of body type. Some people think linebacker well. What am I supposed to make a guy that literally blows the combine out four three nine, but he's built like a linebacker, but he doesn't. Have a position, does that were you know? Why not because I can put my linebacker safety? You don't care I. don't care. You want the athletes. I just wanted to athlete because you let him do what he do. He GonNa. Perform the way needs to. Give them a job to do and let them go and I think that's what we as coaches like. We try to harp on what we just. We need this from this player and let them do what he let the ballplayer be the ballplayer put him in a defense and let them just go and let them build a defense around that guy. I think you can build a defense around as SMS just. In fact, he can play outside La back. He can play Middle Linebacker. Go back and go play freecell. Them here on film. When I look at them, I just think it's not that he's Jamal Adams, but it's like he's just around the ball all the time. Well, you know you're reminds me of the the late. Great Taylor just always run the ball. When you look at when you look at him, he reminds me that has the body type are big years six, two, six, three to thirty, five to thirty nine. We rent a four to three nine forty, he he reminds me of a the late grace on Taylor. I WANNA. Ask Ya. When you watch college quarterbacks, People Love Joe Borough and my take away as well. Manila had the best college personnel ever. That may have been the best college team ever when you look at Joe Berle's college tape as a guy. That may half a your career? You're a pro bowler. Do you see a star or do you see a good college quarterback at a loaded college team? No good quarterback I mean I I see a guy that can make all the right decisions. I think he's a guy that understand. The game understands where he needs to go to ball. Way Way Way wants to throw the ball. 'cause football's about doing to. The Or to say mismatch, so he knows mismatches and he wants he. He goes to a lot of stuff. That's Brady he finds the mismatch. He goes to the mismatch and he finds it had success with it and I think that's what he does well. I think you know it's only only got to see Joel. Play Job Bureau play for one year. That's that's the only thing he was great for one great for one year has numbers out of the roof bed in another quarterback in that one year, but that's the only thing that scares me about him. This is just a one year. He doesn't have a lot of reps at the quarterback position and he wasn't very good as junior year in in in that's eight hasn't lot of rubs. Wasn't that great? As junior had a great senior one, and that's championship and broke all kinds of records also. Finally Philip Rivers. You're a former charger. Is it over? No I don't think it's over. I can see Philip Plan. For, the colts can see Philip. Plan somewhere where he can actually have a chance to go out and go suppo I think that's I think that's the biggest deal fulfilling right now he think he still has the excitement and the joy that he he loves game loves the game, and that's never going to leave him I. Think he's still can go out and go play another two or three years at a very level. You ever play with a guy that loves football as much as Philip. One hundred percent no I mean from the trash, talking and pride this, too. Talking Trash on the in the game, just having fun I mean like I think Philip said at the best when I was there any ago was like backyard football. I'm just having fun. That's the way it's supposed to be. That's the way it's supposed to be. Admit to be played. Yes, is the business, but it's still a child support. Good, senior Antonio Cromartie good senior saying things Mamiya. Welcome to teach me something new a new podcast from iheartradio Britten Co. I'm your host. Brit Morin this show. As about inspirational thinkers, scientists artists in CEO's and the things they've learned that I'm transform their lives. I'm tasking these world class experts to teach me something new in less than an hour. Listen to teach me something new on iheartradio APP. Apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.

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The Herd-HOUR 1-NCAAFB, Blazers, Draymond Green

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So, much sports on television this weekend especially yesterday from golf to the NBA Two baseball Glad to have it back. But there, there's one sport that may not have. Yeah kind of after a great great sports weekends, which we have been able to say in a long time. It's kind of A. Disturbing news discouraging news sports is back mostly college football's in big trouble the big ten's Matt The PAC, Twelve Matt, you know from the very beginning I've said I think the SEC will keep their head down in bulldoze through it. I still believe that this morning the SEC work matters more. That's their slogan that's their marketing campaign matters more. I've been down there at Gonda SEC games I still believe they're going to power through it. I do not believe that's the case I think. The rest of college football probably gets cancelled and then there's two reasons for it. I've been banging this drum for a long time. It's twenty twenty. College football. makes. A year, just on television revenue. And they don't have a cohesive plan because they don't have a president. They don't have a CEO. How is it possible? That you make over two billion annually as a business and you don't have a president or CEO. Mark. Volleyball matches hire somebody to take care of football. What we are seeing from the White House two states to tiny towns to sports leadership matters. There is no centralized voice with football. How could there be in college football? There's nobody to run it. It's every man for themselves if you want to know how much leadership matters in this crisis look at the NBA. Good. God. Unlike every other sport cove, it hit him in the middle of a season. David Stern and Kobe. Bryant boasts suddenly died. China pulled out of a two billion dollar deal with the NBA because of something a GM for the rockets Houston Rockets, posted you had a massive social movement in America where Lebron James was front and center. All of these were challenges perhaps, and yet I watch the NBA and I'm like, Damn looks good players into it energies. Amazing. Aesthetic. Sir. Great. No positive tests L. Lou Williams had some fun in Atlanta but in the end, that's what leadership looks like. College football's five power conferences all fighting over revenue fighting over games every conference for themselves it's just I don't understand it for. I I grew up in my sports career in Vegas a big boxing city, and so when I was like in my twenties, I'm a young sportscaster boxing was everything. There was no such thing as UFC, but the problem with boxing was always. Have a CEO it was don king. It was Bob Arum. It was these houses promoters getting rich. And then little UFC with Dana white came up. They had they had a president they had a centralized voice. He was a tough Guy Street guy. And they just rose right over boxing. Was it better than boxing I don't know? But they had a leader college football doesn't have one it's unthinkable. It's Twenty Twenty Fox alone pays the sport five, hundred, million you can't pay a mill to get somebody smarter. You know keep their eye on the till. Here's the second issue. Again it's money. The NFL or the NBA owners can write a check NBA spending one, hundred and fifty million on the bubble. NFL owners can alright a check for twenty million per team and have protocols, daily testing and safety measures for trainers and players, and coaches, and secretaries, and interns and. Colleges can't do that. Everybody always talks about how much money colleges make Yoho State does Oregon State doesn't there's one hundred and thirty college football programs. There's about twelve where they're just rolling in lettuce and there's about one hundred that are perdue. You Know Western Kentucky there's a lot of them don't make a lot of money and they can't just write twenty, five, million dollar checks because remember college football stadiums are often bigger than pro stadiums. Why? Because College football needs people in the stands they make huge revenue. That's why Little Auburn Auburn a little tiny town in Alabama they can have an eighty thousand seat. Football Stadium yet in Philadelphia. A big city bright ten thousand less than that. College. Football needs fans they need ticket revenue. They don't have it. They gotta pay for all those sports men's and women's almost all lose money except football on Saturday. So I think it's great that players came out yesterday star players in college football, Justin Fields Trevor Lawrence with we are united. But Good God that feels like grabbing a small bucket as the titanic sinks. It is way too little way too late. Folks leadership has mattered they do studies on this white kids are generally more successful, little boys and little girls if both parents are around. And I have watched during this crisis great leadership from some governors great leadership from mayors of cities great later leadership from some of the commissioners. College football has a massive hole. College, Athletics has long been a house of cards I'm not saying it's designed to make money, but it sure as hell not designed a hemorrhage it. But it is time to start over it is time to hire somebody. To galvanize my favorite sport I, Really Love College football. But right now it is a circus and and the ten the doors are closed to the tent and I don't think it's coming back for a long time. I'm crossing my fingers on the best run conference by the way arguably the best run conference, the SEC I'm crossing my fingers, they'll survive it. All right. So I've been watching a lot of this NBA bubble stuff and as you remember join I talked about this a lot I thought they should have just gone right into the playoffs I mean to me we got pandemic fewer games. Few heard tasks. Let's get in boom. Let's get out crowded champ and go home but the NBA said listen you can't have these guys off four months. Have them come into play off intensity. So we're going to have some warm up games and I think to myself. Yeah. I, get it. All right. That makes sense. Let's have some warm up games and they they kind of rig this thing in the NBA. So somebody could sneak in like a New Orleans or you know a Portland. So for that I think they've done a pretty good job. But here's my takeaway on this whole bubble I. Got Three big takeaways. 'cause I've watched almost every team play many of the good teams play three or four times my I take away. The clippers and the Milwaukee Bucks do not care. Their Number One seeds, those coaching staffs, those rosters, and those front offices they don't care. I've watched Milwaukee get beat by the nets. I've watched the clippers beat the nets and the sons they don't care by the way. That's right on brand for the clippers who didn't care during the regular season. I don't take anything of the box I don't take anything out. Of the clippers I think they should be favored to get to the NBA finals. I think Milwaukee is excellent. Defensively has a brilliant young coach. They've got good enough players to though I'm not picking them I don't take anything from the Clippers or Milwaukee we're planning a bubble homecourt doesn't matter all these teams care about as being healthy. So clippers box just don't care. My second takeaway is all the Lakers do. They just can't shoot sort of a problem in two, thousand, twenty, the Lakers, the worst field goal percentage of any team in the bubble I'm not joking. They have the worst three-point percentage of any team in the bubble. This is why Lebron James. To me is the MVP. He is the superglue holding together a lot of odd and past their prime parts the Lakers can't shoot and oh, by the way, they're not very good at defending the perimeter as well to me. This is not a championship team. What it is is the world's best basketball player the world's smartest basketball player cut a making it work. The Great Lubar lubricate or in the NBA Lebron just sort of making it work. But this is not a very good team. I don't want to hear about the number one seed in the West it mattered to them. It didn't matter the clippers my third takeaway is. I want no part of Portland. I if I'm if I'm in the playoffs in the west at night interest in Portland, Damian Lillard is the best shooter. On most nights, the best player in the bubble. They've got three seven footers. So they match up with teams like Milwaukee in Toronto and the Lakers who have size. Gary Trenton Junior, who was a nice player at Duke was a good shooter Yikes. Now, he looks like Steph Curry? Terry Stotts has been very good for years very respected Carmelo Anthony has added harmony and scoring from the wing. Portland the me. They are going to be the greatest eighth seed in the history of the NBA their back court could be a nightmare for the Lakers. Gary Trends emerged how about mellow they've got three seven footers. I watch dame dropped fifty, one yesterday I I swear. If. He doesn't go to Weber state if he doesn't play them Portland if he went to. In, played for the Knicks, would we get how good Damian Lillard as I said last week is everybody watching him when he plays Westbrook how much better he is than Westbrook. So. Those are my three takeaways so far. In the NBA coming up next. I've never tried to be an epidemiologist. My theory on this thing is where a mask out in public and try to stay six feet away from people. But I do think and I'll explain why. 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So Ohio, state parents came out this weekend released a statement in support of playing these are the parents of the players at Ohio State. I am A. And I am not a doctor, but it is safer for college athletes stay on campus then go home I'll give you an example my daughter is going to go back to college. Now she has two roommates they're not athletes nor is my daughter. To her roommates have boyfriends do I trust those boyfriends in college twenty years old? To Wear A. Not, really I'd feel much safer if my daughter was a volleyball player and was rooming with two volleyball players because I know they'd go to an athletic facility and they would be tested daily or at least twice weekly, and there would be protocols and there would be an athletic department and adults monitoring them. That's how I feel and I've discussed it with my family and my daughter as it is, she's going to go to college have. Nice, roommates. I'm not pointing fingers but girls date boys in college and I don't trust the boys I do trust the girls more than the boys but you get my point here at Fox I come to work it is the safest environment at. Joy is as close as anybody gets fifteen feet away. I keep Goulet this distance even in good times the point being is go home I've got kids they have friends. Yes I've led a few over I'm crossing my fingers I don't know where those kids have been. You just trust their parents but I don't have to trust joy. I know she had to go through the same protocols. Jim harbaugh coach of Michigan came out today. He said I'm for bringing kids back not because of feelings but because of facts. He said the Michigan Football Program is had eleven positive tests out of nine, hundred administered and two of those came to the school with covid. He goes the last four hundred and seventeen administered copay tests to positives of the last three, hundred, fifty, three administered. No positives meaning the kids are safer back on campus around medical professionals, multiple weekly testing. You know it's nothing against athletes but I saw this yesterday if you send a college athlete home. Is If he had a big house does he have space does he has many of these college athletes, men and women come from multi generational looming which statistically it appears now that can be very problematic. Being a sports guy and I'm Numb to what cove it is. But I'm telling you in my life I've flown twelve times I have chosen my kids have flown. Do I fly any airline? No, I do not. I choose airlines based on WHO's more responsible I'll just say I like Delta they've been great others. I don't trust maybe once an advertiser or advertiser I won't talk about it but in the end I'm not gonNA hide from it. I'M GONNA. Hide from it. My kids are not gonNA hide from it. I think these colleges though probably not as intense or as safe as an NBA or hockey bubble certainly beat going back to your small town. Around your family and friends and you really think those college kids will all socially distance and wear a mask all day Aminat go with I wouldn't have either. So that's where we are today sports in trouble at the college level joy Taylor with the news. Heard on the news. This is the third line news well, after missing two free throws and a three pointer. Late in a frustrating finish to the clippers Saturday Damian Lillard bounce back in a big way against the seventy sixers fifty one points including eighteen in the fourth quarter lead his team to the one twenty, four, twenty, one win sixers lost more than just the game yesterday. M Bead left in the first quarter with an ankle injury. Are Without Joel, embiid and Ben Simmons a not laughing. It's just like those guys not only do they not get along they get hurt a lot. Well. Yes. So this the sixers is really the story of this game to we know what name does in in crunch time when everything's on the line, that's what he is. He always rises to the occasion now obviously, the game against the clippers was a rare situation for him and that caused a little bit of controversy but I would say that was an outlier situation him not making those free throws in that three pointer lay. Now there's no word on your he's going to miss anytime Joel Embiid, but Philly is obviously already without Ben. Simmons is going to have surgery on his left knee now. It's just Shouldn't be this hard shouldn't be this hard shouldn't be this hard. It feels like you know how you put it last week was was I think the best analogy for it it feels like an exhausting relationship like it feels like a relationship where you're like this should work because we have so much and comment Hollywood marriages they're both beautiful they're both doing well, they're happy there. We have the same job, same agent business we live in the same town or yelling all the same food but like you just can't you can't get along. You cannot make it work at always feels like a struggle and bothers me because I hate tanking. So I- low didn't want this to work but because Philadelphia fans have been through so much of it and and truly like the Mantra I actually do buy into trusting the process I. Do I am a process person? I don't think you should skip steps in life because it puts you in a disadvantage to people who have had that experience. Really apply to tanking and this was a disaster and unfortunately I I don't think it's GonNa last pass this year I think everyone has collectively been exhausted by what's what's happened in Philadelphia, the Blazers on the other hand are. A very scary log fire I still feel like Houston is a team to pay attention to. But the the blazers are playing. Amazing. So the clippers found themselves in a whole early last night down twenty one points to the nets in the first quarter Qui- did a pretty good job getting back in thirty nine points as George the night off but five nets score double digit points to lead Brooklyn to a one thousand, nine, one, twenty win. Brooklyn is now clinch the seven seed in the East Asia face. Of Raptors in the first round clippers have just a one great game lead over the nuggets they play Wednesday for the second seed. In the West Mantras Herro, is back in the bubble. As. Well, Brooklyn's Ben Brooklyn's been very impressive effort effort. Has Proven to be very important phoenix in the net yup. Have just willed their way. I had an NBA Mike Dunleavy told me years ago he goes. If you come to the arena young aggressive teams, WanNa play hard. He goes. It's amazing. How many games you can win now you're not GonNa win in the playoffs but. Just. Regular season NBA travels rough. You go in forty games in this league with a let's outworked them tonight because. With travel with back to bags with veteran teams only focused on the postseason. This is a situation where you can thrive and plus the bubble. As we know because all those things are not a factor. You're a young team you have more energy and you've had time off you've got fresh legs. This is why Brooklyn to me is really interesting. It's always been interesting next year they do have good players. They have good pieces when they get Kyrie and Katie back and they're in a full season they're going to be a problem finally probably the most disappointing game definitely all weekend but maybe in. The bubble was as Pelicans game. So their quest for the postseason is over then a one, twenty, one, thirteen loss to the spurs which paired with the trailblazers win over the sixers which eliminated the Pelicans from playoff contention New Orleans was quickly down fourteen three, start the game and only scored nineteen points in the first quarter. By the time they cut the spurs twenty point lead a single that it's the end of the third. It was too late. It was just really a completely lack lesser performance by by everyone just had no no energy no urgency the whole game also Lonzo ball has been awful. It's something I mean like. He could be the worst player in the bubble that starts. It's not been a great situation for Lonzo. Now Zion said after the game at the team slow start was not acceptable and thought their lack of spirit in the first half lead to issues throughout the rest of the game. I mean it did the first half was terrible for the PELICANS and it was too much to come back from it and pop is always gonNA find a way. To keep you step behind once he gets a lead on new he's just that that's what it is. The kings are also eliminated from the playoffs. So these teams are going to start going home as well. I think the team we all thought was not a playoff team but could play their way into it was Portland because you had like veteran leaders and talent, and it's like okay. That's exactly what happened right and we've I think both felt Memphis and New Orleans. We're going to be fun we wanted to watch him but their kids this is not a kid league gets Damian Lillard is a grown-up at Carmelo Anthony Terry stocks I mean they're they're in a different they're in different category altogether and Memphis Fun to watch this, this is a better situation for Memphis because They're not only getting going to get playoff experience in a very unique situation obviously, but they're kind of putting all the pieces together and have had their pieces whereas the Pelicans haven't obviously Zion and even trying to work in back in the bubble. It's disappointing, but it's it's you know they have a they have a long way to go the Pelicans good stuff joy Taylor with the news. Well. That's the news and thanks for stopping by. The second by the way thirty minutes from now Colin Right. Colin wrong. We'll keep you abreast of the situation with college athletics. I have my fingers crossed on the sec you are seeing players, coaches, parents come out now saying our kids are safer inside the bubbles semi bubbles of college athletics than they are at home that I agree with. I've talked to multiple parents talked to one over the weekend they feel better their kids being on campus then home where they can't control them. It's kind of a less controlled environment. I. Mean Listen We have. We have basically three different environments in in sports. There's the bubble it clearly works the bubbles work UFC went into an island it worked NHL bubble works. NBA bubble works the bottles work. Then there is what I believe is kind of semi bubble. PGA NASCAR. Baseball where you can control some of it, but you can't control all of it with baseball. There's too much travel. That's working with problems. I. Think College football feels a lot like a baseball bubble you. You can't control everything in there is a marlins in Saint Louis cardinals mess, but you don't have a problem with the dodgers or the twins. or the cubs or the Astros or the Yankees the really good grownup teams or the as. You know the teams that are really good discipline. No Hey, we can't miss this. We got a chance to win the world series. Those teams are great. So I I think college football feels a little like baseball. It's not a bubble but there are protocols that make it better than not playing going back to wherever you're from wherever your town is a dot doug lead joining me now brought to you by Mercedes Benz, the best or nothing. So let's talk about it I mean, it looks like college football's dire. Straits Duggar. So what do you think it's all about. I think about liability and I was talking Colin to a couple of athletic part members from the big twelve and they said that there is some evidence. Of Its empirical or anecdotal that you know we all look at deaths and hospitalization, but we can't necessarily quantify is the lasting effects of Kobe. On an athlete and there are there is some evidence that people have had Kobe especially, guys that are bigger and guys that are a little bit overweight There's some lasting heart issues or lung issues and I think at the end the day it just comes down to kids can get sick at home and you can't sue university but if you get sick playing college football. And One person has you know God forbid anybody dies even if they don't die the lasting effects becomes Not, just a lawsuit potentially a class action lawsuit because you've had this information, you put people in harm's way I. Believe the players WanNa play I. Believe you're safer on campus I can explain why In a moment but I think the reason that you're seeing the big ten is because the big ten was the first one to have this evidence and they shared it with some of their conference for. A college athlete I was just saying I'd rather my daughter go back to college room with volleyball players then non athletes because. I don't think either is perfect i. just think athletes are less imperfect. I do think there's daily testing or weekly testing that would make me feel as a parent a little safer you played college sports. Do you think you know being at Ohio State or Wisconsin or old miss is safer than being home? Well. It depends. Okay and this goes for pro athletes as well. It you're going to stay home in quarantine for the entire year guy in quarantining is isolated quarantining is many social distancing sixty away you're gonNA wear covering. You'RE NOT GONNA go to large gatherings. You'RE GONNA go in and and space from people when you go to the grocery store but not sit inside at restaurants. We're GONNA do all these things not have play dates for your kids. You know not go to large gatherings you can do all these things all your long will then you're safer the problem is that what the rest of the world is opened up and even when it's not opened up, people are going to other people's houses, which completely defeats the purpose of of warranty and so for a pro athlete definitely for college definitely your safer with your team where at least there's some form of control over your environment. There is testing obviously protesting. Be Daily, it's going to be percentage of kids for a in college, but there's also this when you're on campus, there's a personal self discipline. It takes to be a college athlete to be professional athlete when you're on campus if you think about breaking out of your bubble and breaking your protocols much like baseball now or basketball with the tip line at least the coach, the players, the position coach have some sort of oversight. Go Dude if you go out to that party, this could ruin all of our seasons. If you stay home like you wouldn't be the first college student in the history of the world to want to stay home with your parents on. Friday. If. You decide to not go to college this year. So I understand that in in theory being at home in your own personal bubble in quarantine is safer than playing Collard Footballer, Complex College, Basketball, the NFL the reality is you're actually safer when you're tested when your monitor when you're in some form of bubble and you had the oversight of a head coach position coach and your fellow teammates. If you're on a college, there is peer pressure when you're on a college. Campus you don't WanNa let down your college teammates. There's peer pressure I. think that helps. Okay. So this this may qualify as I don't think it qualifies as any hot take I watch the Lakers Doug, they can't shoot threes they can't defend threes I think you're seeing the western conference was a little bit an reboot restructure mode for most of the regular season. Now we're in the bubble I look at the Lakers and I think what you're seeing now is the truth. This is what they are I. Think they're being unmasked here. Was Interesting because we've talked about this on my show when I posted for you I'm not sure the bubble has destroyed some of these businesses I think it's sped up the process right and I think it's some in sports. This is sped up the process. Let's not undersell the loss of Avery Bradley. You Know Ron Ron does a loss because the experience and people think playoff Rondo he hasn't been a very good player in this league in the over half a decade maybe even a decade but you do lose Rondo. But when you lose avery Bradley, who is a three point shooters best permanent vendors essentially your starting point guard I was playing his best basketball of his. LAKER career Laker career you lose him, and now you're throwing out there cook who I mean Look Quinn Cook got destroyed by Chris Paul because he's supposed to get destroyed by Chris. Chris Falls. The first ballot hall of Famer. Quinn Cook was a G. Leaguer who's away to stick in the NBA like it exposes everything and the IRA to missing that one position is you don't win Lebron and the heat loss to the Dallas Mavericks the first year what has never been discussed is that Mike Bibby was awful at point guard the first five games he was so bad that in game six last game of the NBA season he didn't even take off the sweats he didn't play. He wasn't used washed at that point in his career, and if you get exposed badly at that spot, it changes everything. You're right. They don't have enough shot creators. That's one reason that the three point shooting down they don't have enough guards This season will likely come to a to an end sooner rather than later because they couldn't talk Darren Collison out of not retiring because Avery Bradley chose. To opt out of playing in the bubble and because they could not find a way to get enough perimeter players you know. When you to have that, you want to succeed high slot. So you were when you left college basketball, you were the seventh all time leading assist guy meaning that you had teammates. You're the passer they were finisher we all know you couldn't shoot but needless to say you were a great distributor and it's all about cohesion and basketball. You can be Michael. Jordan but you need a pip and you need a coach Niedecker you need to Rodman, you can't do it all not even Lebron I look at embiid and Simmons and Doug. It's the Hollywood marriage. It looks good on paper it looks good in a picture but for some reason, it doesn't work what is your takeaway after now they're both bird. You know what's interesting is that we used to think that Simmons Work Ethic was going to be his downfall and beads body was going to be his downfall because of injuries, and now it seems to be a little flipped right it's embiid struggles to play hard every night and a totally be engaged. And is the one who's had the back injury and now has a knee injury and is out for the season. That thing is his has changed look both dynamic counts. Dynamic counts are both all NBA caliber towns. They do struggle to get along with each other with teammates. I. Think there's some reasonable frustration between both but if it's me I was always on the side of Teen Simmons simply be two factors. He makes other people better around him and to he hasn't been heard as much as md well now you take injury aside because he's hurt more than. And I'm not sure he can make everybody better because of his refusal to shoot shoot jump shots, and so I I agree with you I do think that it's going to be time to break these two up. They don't seem to be making each other their best selves and I think Simmons is the one who is most likely to go. By the way I don't usually talk a ton of golf on this show but no tiger woods this weekend Doug I was riveted. We've got all these guys who trash talk. Golf has become the Brooks. Brooks Koepka. Bryce into Shambo Dustin Johnson used to be a trash talker. He's like the guy that goes to bed at nine o'clock now. What did you? I watched the leaderboard yesterday no tiger and I'm like. This is the future, a Golfer, ten years. These are fascinating personalities. Yes. This is steph curry go through this the trae young's and the Damian Lillard of all right the the what what he is everybody out when Tiger Woods brought not just this big personality persona. But he hit it a mile and he was in great physical condition and you know different sorts of physical condition. But look what this Shambo has done since he changed his body out forest, the Gulf ball he he's basically tiger is a victim of his own success. Now, playing a course which you gotta hit a ball straight he no longer truly can compete But it still is missing something. Golf is better without fans because you don't have a command. Be the. Yellow. You can see the entire course and yes, you can hear the voices. I. Think Golf probably benefit. Watch was it was a great watch and it's it's an interesting point golf without fans is less tedious at times because all the goofball fans yellen knew the man Doug Gottlieb. Good stuff. Top of the Hour Colin Right Colin wrong coming up next draymond green was fined fifty grand for a comment he made on the air and why the NBA is so sensitive to what he said because he didn't really say anything he really didn't say anything and they find him fifty large. I'll tell you why coming up be sure to catch live editions of the heard Weekdays at noon eastern nine am Pacific. Hey. I'm Steve Greenberg the host of Iheart podcast speed of sound. Speed of sound music history podcast that gives you an all access pass into the songs and sounds that have become the soundtrack to our lives. 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It would be played in January February I don't know where you live in the Midwest, but then feel like the spring me that's wintering flu season. We'll talk about that coming up top of the Hour Colin Right Colin wrong. So Dream on green who I bumped into it a fight, he watches the show and likes me a lot. Anyway. He got fine fifty grand. Because he went on TNT's game show post game show those guys are funny and they bring players on they talk and dream on said this and it's considered tampering and he got big trouble. Getting Out of Phoenix. Is Not good for him. It's not good for his career sorry chuck but. They gotTA get book out of Phoenix I need my man go somewhere where he can play great basketball all the time and win because he's that type of player tampering. Maybe. The League said, yes fifty grand. He didn't tell him to go to Golden State and you just said get him out of there. There's two things the NBA is petrified of two words. Tanking and tampering. Now, let me just say this something has happened in America and I don't want to pretend it just happened I'm not blaming anybody for this but I do think cable news has been a part of this for ten years fifteen years. It's made it worse. Doesn't matter if it's left or right MSNBC or Fox News. Those are not places that do reporting they do opinions and very well on both sides. But if you're a liberal, you go to one channel. If you're a conservative, you go to the other it's not about information about affirmation. This is what I believe and I'm tripling down on it. So we were in America the country we live in today. It doesn't matter if I hand you facts, you are so deeply embedded into quote your side whatever side that is don't care what side it is. I'm independent. CARE. What side it is. So here's the remarkable thing and here's why the NBA is petrified of tampering and tanking. And they get firm, they get punitive. They find a freak out. All draymond Green said is that star player got to get out of there? That's That's called an opinion. It wasn't even A. Even a hot take that wasn't even a mild temperate take. Because there's this narrative about there with the NBA that of course, is not true like a lot of information on cable networks, but people believe it so it doesn't matter. The NBA has to fight this all the time. If you go to a small market, you can't win. That's actually what happens in baseball. Baseball has no salary CAP. If you look at Baseball's last twelve world series titles, it's the Yankee. Then the cubs and the red sox and the giants cardinals are a top ten revenue team. It's all big cities, San Francisco Chicago Boston New York. One Kansas City, eat out a world series and then back an hour later to being irrelevant but in the NBA The San Antonio Spurs were dynasty. Cleveland for eight years was fascinating actually seven, and then four more Portland last year got to the Western Conference. Finals. Oklahoma City's fantastic day one Indiana's Oh viable wait. Milwaukee's number one in the east. Hey a team from Canada just one. In the NBA small markets are often brilliantly represented. But yet people think the lottery is fixed really. You think the NBA said Hey. Let's put Zay on football city in New Orleans and dumber at in Memphis. That's what the NBA wanted yet in the NBA the Knicks have been dreadful. Washington can't get attacked together. When's the last time? Philadelphia was good or Detroit or Chicago or the Lakers for five years or the Clippers twenty years neuro until the last several. BIG CITY NBA teams. Are Mass. Small markets have flourished. EXCEPT SACRAMENTO. In baseball, it's the opposite. So that is why the NBA freaks out because there's this narrative that is not true. Small markets are great. I mean. If you told me the top seven or eight young players in the League, I don't know dame qualifies yet seven or eight young players. None of them are in New York none of them are in La but none of the top ten young players are in New, York or La there in places like Miami Oklahoma City Dallas fairly large. A lot of small market Milwaukee's got one. So this is why they freak out because they constantly in the NBA half the battle, this belief that small markets are the end of your career and that is simply not true. Kevin durant would have never left Oklahoma City. Had they not given James Harden away to Houston for an end table. If James Harden would've stayed there and had a paid him, and then the Oklahoma City would've won championships and heart and Westbrook and Kevin. Durant would be the right now and Milwaukee would be the best team in the East and Oklahoma. City would be the best team in the West. And Lebron. Probably wouldn't be in all the finals and Colli Leonard would still be in Canada so I just think it's a narrative that's not true. But the NBA freaks out about you can't control tampering first of all players talk all the time. Can you imagine if we had tampering rule in our business meaning that of joy and I talked about somebody on the air we'd get fine. But like when the show is over and we're walking to have lunch, we couldn't talk about it then. They're no cellphones. Tampering and tanking, happen all the time. You can't do anything about it. It happens in the NBA. Than any other sport, but the NBA realizes. Facts don't matter. It's all feelings. It's not about facts and the facts are small markets flourished in the NBA Canada. This year flourished Milwaukee's flourishing now. All right. So we'll give you the very latest on college football I'm going to go with my. Belief that the SEC has about a fifty fifty shot to survive this week of college football. That's my guess. They're the only ones I think that will go and have a season I'm rooting for the Big Ten and PAC twelve to play I got bad vibes on that Sec fifty-fifty. Go either way cross your fingers on that but we'll give you the very latest on that stuff colin. Right. Colin wrong. Coming top of the hour. Peter King will be joining us to Joel Klatt strong opinions he wants college football. Carlos Watson hosting a primetime talk show guess what? I'm not a white guy named Jimmy Hey with a global pandemic historic Recession Racial Justice Protests Twenty twenty is not joke. We need something more than late night comedians helped make sensitive craziness. Welcome to the Carlos Watson show look it's going to be brand new deep conversations with everyone from now complied. Well, Paris Hilton and back again, join me Carlos Watson on the Youtube Channel or listen to podcasts version on the iheartradio. APP Apple podcast wherever else you listen. 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NFL issues, Tom Brady, Derek Carr, NBA, & where Colin was right and wrong

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

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NFL issues, Tom Brady, Derek Carr, NBA, & where Colin was right and wrong

"Thanks for listening to the heard podcast. Be sure to catch US live every weekday from twelve to three eastern nine to noon, Pacific on Fox sports, Radio and nfs one find your local station for the hurt at Fox sports radio DOT COM or stream it live every day on the Iheartradio, APP by searching heard. You're listening to Fox sports radio. Oh here we go into Monday. Thank you so much in unique circumstances. For joining us live in Los Angeles. This is the her wherever you may be in. However, you may be listening. We are all over iheartradio. We are on Fox sports radio. We are on Sirius Xm channel eighty three. And yes, out in studio we are on. F S one for the remainder of the week. circumstances could change. We as I said last week hoped to bring you some normalcy. One hour from now calling was right Colin wrong NFL. Free Agency. Addition Joy Taylor. Is joining me now. You will not see joy on television today. I can see joy to my left hello joy. On Mike Hello. On my laptop I I've gotta give great credit to joy our company. I'm by myself in a studio. My family's doing a lot of social distancing. All of us are occasional. Power Walks With my daughter, but social distancing I'm here in a studio by myself. We have a spartan staff joy by herself. Hell I don't know if she is by herself, but I can see right now. Okay gotTA my business by the way I'm just saying so. I'm watching joy. And so let's let's just start today. we join I know in the big picture. Our jobs are not that important, but if we can add some normal normalcy and some habit to all of your lives, you are doing me a great benefit. And I hope we're doing some benefit to you, so let me just start with this. I thought a lot about this morning. I thought a lot about the virus and sport, and it's obviously affecting. Everybody's lives a socially business wise. We now have a a health crisis and an economic crisis at the same time, and this is not as we've said for the last couple of weeks here. This is not a two or three month thing it's. It's going to be a spring summer thing hopefully. By late summer early fall we can get our arms around this and the curve. Flatten social distancing a real thing. Please adhere to the regulations in your state or province or wherever you are I. Do not believe we're going to have NFL as those are in late May. I don't think it's going to happen. My opinion is always been. BEST CASE SCENARIO IS JULY. That's why I cross my fingers for the NBA, but I'm not very whole. Pro Hopeful as I think about that this morning. But So how does that affect the NFL? Because at this point I everything I'm reading I. DO think we'll have an NFL season. And I thought to myself Lord what a disadvantage! If you're a new coach with a new system and new coordinators with a young quarterback, and you can't meet what a massive disadvantage! In fact! Let me give you a number. Last year, we had eight new NFL head coaches eight. One. Had A record of five hundred or better, and that was with Ta's and with camps, and with a full exhibition season. It is highly likely there's going to be no camps and we could even have potentially an abbreviated. preseason so for me. Look at Joe Judge With The New York giants new coach New Coordinators Daniel Jones's young big disadvantage Kevin Stefanski. Cleveland Smart Guy New System can't meet with his players can't implement it. Matt Rule, Carolina? I think he's brilliant and I love veteran teddy bridgewater unfortunately. No camps. Even if you're a veteran coach, Mike McCarthy and a fairly veteran quarterback now. DAX, now what GonNa go into his fifth year. It disadvantage. Ron Rivera, who I think very highly of with a young quarterback, I think Ron's excellent big disadvantage and I thought this morning there really about eight or nine. I wrote down where you've got a head coach. WHO's been around a quarterback? WHO's got a couple of full seasons in him, and there haven't been a lot of what I would call coordinator changes or top assistant changes, big advantage for and let me read the teams Seahawks Niners Eagles and Saints Falcons and Ravens Texans and I think to some degree the rams, but let me give you an example with the New York giants, and I think they're getting better and better and better. But the giants have a new head coach Joe Judge, who's never been a head coach? And, an all new system and a young quarterback think about the defense. They're going GONNA play. Because it's much easier to implement a defense that an offense right. Eagles twice seahawks, niners Brown, steelers, Raven Defenses, and the bears and a Tampa Bay defence. That played very wealthy last year. That's just bad news for the giants decided disadvantage, so I went to the standings this morning and you know as things change, the more they stay the same. I thought to myself. I'm going to pick the top two teams in each division based on head, coach, quarterback, symmetry and a lack of major coordinator changes I. Think I got this right so in the AFC east. That's the biggest change no patriots. Bills Win. The division jets second I picked the bills over the jets. Because frankly I like their coach more bills jets, though same coach same coordinators same. quarterback. AFC North Ravens I still second big. Ben Comes back, but he was off a year. Ravens have almost no new changes offensively. AFC! South Texans Titans. Flip a coin. I liked to Shawn Watson more than Ryan. Tannehill, so I probably go with the Texans over the TITANS AFC west Kansas City should be an overwhelming favourite. And I would say the Las Vegas Raiders. GRUDEN's back the bands together. Here's Derek Carr Raiders I think at least early in the season. It's an advantage in the NFC eagles cowboys now the cowboys have a new head coach. I think that hurts a Gamer to eagles. Cowboys would be my order and see north. Green Bay First Minnesota's second. Minnesota's got a new offensive coordinator again. No, Ta's last time equals less pressure. Preparation equals less chemistry NFC south. It's a big win for the saints. And the Atlanta Falcons not as much Tampa Brady Aryans. Who I think will be productive, but I think it could get very ugly in early September. NFC West niners have better personnel. I'd say there are one Seattle second now. The Rams are unique where you get Goffin, McVeigh but they've had a lot of roster changes to key spots. They've got a new defensive coordinator. I think they have a new special teams coach. They have a new offensive coordinator so I see Sumani to end at Todd. Gurley is gone, so I! Think niner Seattle have an edge because of continuity. Over the La Rams so I guess my point is you in further record outside of the Patriots when I when I list those standings. You know it's interesting. It's mostly the same as last year. It is mostly the same standings as last year New England being the huge exception. Let's shift to this by the way fifty minutes from now. Colin Right. Colin Wrong NFL Free Agency edition, so Tom Brady has gone in New England, but it should be noted I said last week I. Think what they're GonNa do is like Miami did last year. Create a culture or a New England's case, maintain it. Not Be very good at quarterback, and it's playing hard playing to win. But losing. And knowing you'RE GONNA lose. So the Patriots. Brady's gone, but it's a twenty three million dollar dead money hit. That is so new England. They have no quarterback, bottom, three or four teams in the League in Weapons I. Don't think their defense is going to be quite as good. The Andy Dalton was on the market by the way. and. Don't miss better than Jarret Stidham right now. And he's better than Brian Hoyer who they brought back yesterday. Why does it New England go after Randy? Playoff experience cheap better than what you have why. It's tanking for Trevor Lawrence Tanking for Trevor. No not gonNA. Call it tanking. Miami played hard. They created a culture. They won five of their last nine games in Miami, but they knew ultimately remember what Miami did before the season started. Joy Remembers this. She lived in Miami Long Time. We follow the dolphins closely. They started moving pieces moving guys creating a younger team knowing hey to my first year, Brian Florez I got to create a culture. You don't have to win. To create a culture. You don't you don't have to win to create a culture. You go back to ballot checks. First year, he was creating a culture and they were five and eleven. So if you look at New England also ballot check looks at his schedule for the first time ever in New England, it's ranked as the toughest in the NFL they go to the rams go to Seattle. They go to Kansas. City go to Houston. They faced the Ravens in the niners and Denver's defense. Again? Why aren't they going after Andy Dalton? These cheap, he's got. Why? Ask Yourself. How many teams next year in the NFL do we know are going to be bad? There's not many the jags. Also appear to be pulling a Miami last year. They're Finnick quarterback. They've traded top players. They're very young. jags are not going to be a good football team. We know the bengals have a rookie quarterback. They'll draft borough. They have a second year. Head coach division has gotten everybody's better. The browns are better. The Ravens are better, the steelers. The steelers get Ben back and we know they have the weeks roster. The bengals will not be good next year whether without Joe Borough, the jags will not be good. My guess is the Redskins won't be great. Ron Rivera. At this point, Wayne Haskins. If. They went eight eight this morning. Wouldn't we all acknowledge wow? Haskins work! This is great eight. Nate would be great, so I think there's about three teams in the NFL and I think keep your giant struggling because new coach on quarterback. But by and large New England can play hard. Accumulate draft picks. Lose Close Games. They're not very good at quarterback. They're not very good at weapons slightly worse on special teams. They go six and ten. They maintain their culture. They maintain it. They still outworked everybody in the room. They lose. They don't have enough offensive weapons in an offensive league, and you look up new. England's losing a lot of twenty four twenty games. Very, interesting Patriots never interested in Andy Dalton. That tells me they got a plan. In the plan is maintained the culture player arse off. Six and ten, not going to be a lot of bad teams in this league this year, not a lot, not a lot of tire fires, and you end up the top six or seven. Pick you get a quarterback. because. Remember not everybody who's at the top next year's draft. Cincinnati is going to be bad. They don't need a quarterback draft borough. The giants could be bad. They need a quarterback. They got Daniel Jones Jacksonville is the only team this morning. I wake up and think GONNA be bad would draft a quarterback. Lot of those bad teams are getting quarterbacks this year. Cincinnati's getting a quarterback giants just gotTa quarterback. If DWAYNE Haskins works if he goes seventy, nine, five hundred. They're not drafting a quarterback I've ing New England has a plan I, think Bella. Check thinks about everybody in my guess is. That's their direction. Joy Taylor is joining me on radio. It'll sound the same on television I get ACIR. What a pleasure that is you do not. You're going to have to live with that for a couple of days. Colin Right Colin wrong top of next hour coming up next desks. who was sniffing around Brady last week, although the story was didn't want him. New Story yesterday they did as late as late last week. Be sure to catch live additions of the heard weekdays at noon. Eastern nine am Pacific on Fox Sports Radio One and the iheartradio APP. Stop pointing to see what happens in life. I know we all want to take control of your future. Now go to my computer career dot Edu free career evaluation today, not rocket science. It's my computer career dot. Edu Joy Taylor is. You can't see her today I. can on her laptop next to me. She's got a classic Sonny Liston Mohammed Ali Picture, which was a fight in Miami that stunned the world. Of course she does. She has a great Miami. History and I worked in Vegas Sonny, Liston. By the way is I believe buried as you fly in Las Vegas McCarron airport a cemetery the last. Last thing the last piece of space that is not owned by the airport. You fly over the grave of Sonny, Liston, weird, odd note, but yeah I didn't until about two years ago when I read about it Kevin in ten minutes. Terry Bradshaw. Next Hour Melvin. Gordon former charger now a bronco and Rick Stroud. What a great story on! Tom Brady later Raiders. So there was this story. It's down to the chargers which I sourced. Yes, they wanted Brady and the buccaneers broke the story on that. We got lucky but I as I said. I somebody ideally trust said the raiders were interested. Tom Wasn't interested there, but they were interested well, according to victory for of the Atlanta Athletic. DOT, com. Writer Victor, he said the raiders were not out of the running regardless of what you lead. The raiders indeed sniffed around Brady as late as last week according to League sources, they never made him an offer, but some ballpark number were made known to him. At some point, so it's interesting I. Thought I liked Derek Card. Don't love him like him. I think he's a poor man's Tony Romo, but there's something there, but I was thinking this morning I'm like. has there ever been a quarterback that we think is talented? Derek cards talented has some skills. He's got skills. He's completing seventy percent of his throws, but gets gets less love from his team and I thought Oh wait. We've seen this before. This. Kirk cousins in Washington. So Derek Carr is a losing record in Oakland, but he's got a winning season and Kirk cousins had a losing record in Washington, but he had a couple winning seasons. They are largely the same guy. Nice, guys almost are shucks quality. Competitive Feisty Average, arm, not great athletes, but can move a little lower ceiling, high completion percentage very comfortable, but there's some doubters in the locker room among players. There's doubters upstairs. They have a low ceiling and in the end, both tend to play it safe and underachieve shrink a little in big spots. They're the same guy. And a GRUDEN basically. One GRUDEN J. didn't like Kirk. Cousins in Washington and Jon Gruden in Oakland will say nice things, but doesn't love him in Oakland Slash Las Vegas. I think Derek. Carr, who I like more than. Kirk cousins by a smidge not by much. They're kind of the same guy in this league. Their Franchise quarterbacks. They work hard. Very accurate. Some of the guys in the room Kinda Roll. There is the executives like him. Don't love him. Washington wooden sign cousins when they add chance to a big deal. And you and I know this morning. If GRUDEN had to put pen to paper with Derek, Carr he wouldn't so just a little update. The raiders were more interested than Derek. Carr than many are reporting Victoria, athletic dot. COM has the story. Here's Joy Taylor glad to be back with the news. The News. This is the third line news. All right so patriots have brought a familiar face back to the quarterback room. Hoyer as reportedly agreed to a one year deal with New England, this will be his third stint with the Patriots. A Lot. And, it will have a chance to compete for the starting job so obviously. We know they have Jarret Stidham and Cody Kessler Dr there. The quarterbacks on the roster sit him beat out Hoyer for the backup spot last season. He's obviously the most experienced quarterback on the roster with thirty eight starts, but he was with the colts in two thousand, nineteen, played in four games started one and. And some had four touchdown. Four intercept doesn't feel like to you. Joy that Bella checks going to play Stidham because listen, let's just let's see the kid live bullets. Let's see if he can. What hoyer gives me what Cody Kessler gives me it kind of feels like ballot checks built up so much equity. Let's see if stood him. Comply me. He played pretty well in the SEC. We. None of us know what cinemas so you're absolutely right. They have built up a lot of fan equity in New England with six championships a twenty year run right. There should be a little patient with with the Patriots and bill ballot check and I think for the most part. Most Patriot fans are on Bill Belichick side on this sad. The Brady left. Have the ultimate trusts in no bill, which I can kind of relate to because you know. Lebron left Miami and obviously these are two different circumstances, but it felt like the end of the world, and I will say a lot of heat. Fans had undeniable faith in Pat Riley. We'll have a little time where we'll struggle, but eventually he's going to build this organization back into what it needs to be. Be Contenders again so I think that that's how most patriots fans feel I feel like this is just another move as you were talking about earlier to establish culture. Brian Hoyer other than Tom Brady probably knows that facility in that culture the best so to bring him in with sitting there you know, show him how to be a pro ends up working out with. Sit Him great, if not, they're in a position like the dolphins were in this year in the draft now. Get a quarterback I think seriously I think six and ten next year and you play hard. You maintain your culture, but you lose close games. Get you in the top six. Not a bad spot to me. No End Patriots fans should be realistic about where they are this year, but we'll see about that. So why Receiver Emmanuel Sanders has a new home. He agreed to a two year deal with the saints reportedly worth up to nineteen million. He also reportedly spoke with the cowboys in the packers before landing in new. Orleans I like this move for the saints. Give drew. Brees and other PC has Michael. Thomas and trick want Smith Johnson Harris Jared Cook Tastes Him Hill there it's it's a great situation for Sanders. Also he could actually become the first player to play in Super Bowl for four different franchises, dealers, broncos, forty niners at the saints. They get back. The Super Bowl you'll be with them and remember a joy. When he played for the niners this year, he picked up the playbook overnight like he literally walked in. Not Guli I could be wrong on. This wasn't his first or second game fairly productive. So this is a veteran guy that can walk in You give him a little bit of an exhibition season. This is a really nice weapon for drew brees. Yeah! I love this move for the saints and I. I don't think that the saints are GonNa take a tremendous step back will be interested to see how drew brees is because we talked a lot about this this season that five-game rest period, where he was recovering from the hand, injury and Teddy Bridgewater stepped in kind of ended up being a blessing in disguise, because his legs didn't look great at the beginning of the season. Now obviously there's a whole other elements in play now with the coronavirus, and what's going to have the season when they're going to start, so that may also play a role, but I I like the saints going into this year and and I love this move for them. Finally the International Olympic Committee has said they will not cancel the Tokyo Games this summer, but they are still considering postponing them due to the current event virus pandemic thought both Canada and Australia have announced that they will send athletes to Tokyo if the Olympics are not postponed and continue as planned. This July both countries also called for the Games. We push back to twenty twenty one. Yes, the Japanese. Prime Minister believes that delaying the Games. Games is unavoidable, and obviously the US holds a lot of in a situation like this. Because of you know branding power and everything else so what the United States teams decide to do will be very influential, and whether the Games are moved to next year, but it's. It's looking very unavoidable that they're going to be postponed at least for this year, because even with even if the pandemic is under control by July athletes haven't been training. and. It's also the most global event in the world outside of the World Cup. It's an we don't have a World Cup this year, so it's a global event I. Just don't. This feels like March madness when Duke and Kansas announce. They weren't gonNA play regardless of the decision. You're the I think you're up against the wall I think they canceled by some point this week. WELL THEY MANDA POSTPONING IT to at least next year. Then obviously that has you know influence on how the Games go moving forward, but they're in the same boat as the rest of us all trying to figure this out as it goes, but again it looks unavoidable. It's going to be at least postponed raged of joy good to have you back with the news. News well, that's the news. Thanks for stopping by heard lie used to ride of the wall. Street Journal now at the Ringer Kevin Clark. He's standing brought to you by Mercedes, the best or nothing by the way I'm looking at your resume right now, so you covered the Knicks for the Wall Street Journal nine years ago on his question. Were you eleven? How old? Series I was twenty three. Guy Got the job actually while I was in College University of Miami and and Kinda commuted back and forth my last couple of months of school, it was It was very stressful. We're time, but it was worth it. You're writing for the Wall Street. Journal as you're in college, folks Kevin Clark talented. He's never gonNA tell you. At twenty three years old, I was wearing vans and pull and fire extinguishers off wall walls in high schools and colleges so congratulations. Then covering the next is not much better than that. I hadn't covered a pro team at that point. I was a couple of years later. That's funny, so I was saying this last week Kevin all great coaches have a whole i. mean you know like like even the best bands in the best? Blues Band is is not doing. Maybe you know, up. Temple rock is well. Everybody's got a hole in their game Bella. Check to me, lacks warmth I watched the T. The two bills with parcels and Bella check and I think parcells credibly. There's a hug quality to him. He laughs at himself. You know he's very very funny and snarky with the media, but he doesn't shut him out and I wonder I. Wonder if there's a tad bit of ballot, check regret this morning him thinking. You know I could have given him a hug once a year there bill, I is that. Is Bill capable of that in your opinion? What's so strange? Weather Situation Colin is then nobody is more adaptable and flexible on the field and Bill Bella check, but off the field he does not have that same adaptability, and that's what I thought was interesting and the situation. Is that everybody? I talked about year or six months bill knocking to change his approach Brady. It's going to be the same approach has with every other player Patriot way all this stuff and I think that now if he's thinking about and reading this stuff, and all would have taken a couple of months ago or six months. Months ago for him to say, here's a little more cash than normal, and here's a little more attention than normal. I think he has to regret that because he now. He's staring at Cody Kessler, Brian Hoyer and Jarret Stidham and then maybe another free agent down the line. Maybe you're trying to experiment with maybe like his version of take some hell, whatever it is none of these solutions in twenty twenty and he's obsessed with the team that he has to build every single year. None of these options are better than having Tom Brady back for year. Further record I do think. And Brady work, although if there's no OTA's and I doubt there would be and I'm guessing there's an abbreviated exhibition season because I don't think this stuff has cleared up for a long time, I do think they figured out and I do think Tom is productive, but I don't know. I was just talking about this to lead the show. Kevin Kevin Clark during a joining us that there's a huge advantage if you have a coach, a quarterback in an offensive coordinator that have played together last year or several years. How do you think the Brady thing works? I think they're productive but Kevin. Their special teams are always awful. Some of this is just luck and attrition with injuries. The saints looked better the Falcons I. think they bring the ban back. What is your gut? Feeling on how it plays in Tampa? It's ten win teams something like that. This is not Kevin Durant during the warriors here. Okay, this is a pretty good team. That was not ready contend. He will change the culture a little bit, but he's not gonNa make some of those players better. Everyone keeps lumping OJ. With Chris. and. Mike Evans like some sort of big three down there. That's not it I mean Mike. Evans really good player Chris Godwin is to Brady's GonNa. be able to hit those downfield throws. I'm talking thirteen fourteen fifteen bruce. Aaron likes the reason that his average depth of target was down two yards per pass. The last couple of years was because you just never throats cooked wasn't getting open down the field because he was don. Rob Gronkowski was wasn't healthy his last year and obviously was gone last year. So I I think he'll be able to work from a scheme standpoint. Standpoint but I'm I'm with you I to schedule? Thing is going to define the season there. There's GonNa. Be No OTA's. There's maybe a limited training camp. There's already to was going to take away about twelve training him. Yeah, choose already yet in two thousand and two thousand eleven when they put the training camp practice limits in place in the first time that defined that Jesus. Coaches had no idea what to do, and you look at the teams that are good that year the Patriots obviously the giants won the super bowl the packers the ravens. It was veteran teams. And good coaches because they knew how to adapt on the ballot check by the way that year because of limited practice time he went back to a more familiar playbook because he knew that they weren't. Defense wasn't going to be able, and she thousand eleven to learn new best on the fly. It's that kind of coaching that is going to be really valuable this year. That's why coach quarterback coordinator. I totally agree with you this year. It's GonNa be very important because there's going to be. Learn anything though wow. That is a great nugget by Kevin. Clark of the Ringer the last time they shortened practices in camp. The veteran coaches the smart guys. Ended up winning I've heard hide love Chris Ballard of the colts. But, it feels like they're putting their problems on a credit card. I don't have a quarterback. I heard you like the Philip rivers things to the colts I i. don't I didn't like giving up a first round. Pick now. That tells me Ballard didn't love any of the. That's what it tells me. It tells me. Ballard didn't like any of these quarterbacks right? Well at thirteen, yeah, because you're not gonNA. Get Two or borough or even just Herbert, and so I think Philip Rivers is the Best Ville Blotch now. He had the second most interceptions last year under pressure nine. The problem is is that he wasn't that good. When the pocket was kept clean, the people I've talked to who route to our smart. They tell me that you know Philip. Rivers is the worst person to play A. A bad situation because he's always GonNa try to force it. Yeah, good knocking to care about staff. He's going to say okay. I'll just throw interceptions in you know. Put put my back, but I don't have time to throw He's not gonNA. Throw it away like some other quarterbacks. He just could afford it, and so now you put him in a situation on good offensive line with player like to y Hilton better. Better. Defense I think that has a chance to work I think the one year twenty five million dollars. Thing leaves them open to a lot of flexibility. I think divorce butter on the other side of the game record and I trust her spouse I know that we're the you are think maybe Bauer missed that here. I think that that he that rivers the best available option here. He's probably a better option than than Andy Dalton. Who beat the SEC about option because you don't want to risk it, what the James type or the health of Cam Newton or whatever but I? I am supportive of this move. Consider any other options and set was not an option, yeah! Kevin Clark the ringer. does just a terrific job viral. Stuff's a riot. I. I want to throw this out at you. There's a story by Victoria for the Athletic Says No. The raiders sniffed around last week and I think Derek Carr. Skillset is to me, is Kirk. Cousins not a special arm, not a special athlete, okay with both played a little safe shrink sometimes against better competition, clearly good, enough accurate, enough high completion percentage coach enough to win games, even when a division of things went right, but there's a sense Jay gruden and cousins and Jon Gruden and car. I got I got. We gotta hit everything right to win big in this league, and I look at the Marcus Mariota signing with the raiders. My initial reaction is oh. He's a good backup and then I'm like. Back up! What did you make of that move? I think I agree with you I. Think Marcus Maryland's guy you signed to. To have at least some competition in training camp. I think the problem. When he signed his quarterback, mega-deals and Derek Carr is through twenty, twenty two, or they can get out of. He's GonNa. Make nineteen million dollars in cash this year. Twenty twenty one million dollar cap it. The problem is not just the money. The problem is you have to treat them like a franchise quarterback, and then there's no more questions. That's a mistake and Derek, hard case. It's also by the way mistake a lot of cases unless you have an elite quarterback I'm saying top twelve. You always need to be looking for an upgrade and so this idea that Derek Carr. Starter and he wouldn't try to upgrade I think it's a mistake. I mean I. Think Again, Marietta's quarterback. I would have even tried maybe to look at some of these more. These quarterbacks were expendable like a Cam Newton like Andy Dalton. These guys who going to get really cheap because for the first time. Really in what twenty I don't know. Before any of us were born. There are more quarterbacks than starting spots. The supply outstripped demand. Demand that never happens with quarterbacks. If you're the raiders and you don't have an elite quarterback, there is no downside taking player on one of these guys who's better I, think Mary fine-sounding, but actually they could have brought in more competition with the CAM. Newton type or something like that, because I just don't think you can win a super bowl of their car. Unless you can answer that question you always have to be you know A. A friend of mine in culinary space wine space told me a story about a month ago. He said wine when Silicon Valley exploded all these Silicon Valley. Guys wanted to own wineries, so they buy land. They have wineries and he goes. The problem is now have more wine than wine drinkers in America. It's saturated. 'cause wines been seen as sort of academic and sophisticated sort of You know for people with a lot of money. Buy Some. Some land you have a winery and it is to the same degree like that with quarterbacks, so many of the college schemes being brought to the NFL are helping these college quarterbacks so much faster Kevin the the whiff rate on first round quarterbacks Paxton Lynch was a with Josh Rosen appears to not be what we thought boy. That's about it last five years Kevin to your point there's I mean one Cincinnati Miami and the chargers get solved. If Gartner, MINHSIU HITS NOT A lot all? Right. Yeah I, it's unprecedented really when you think about twenty thirteen and twenty, four, ten, twenty fifteen, and how many co co type excuse me, coaches had no idea where to do with quarterback, and now it seems like you can find one anywhere in for cheap, and and exactly the reasons you outline, which is the college players came in with with better better passing still quite frankly, almost a ten thousand, our ruled glad about where they're playing them seven on sevens when bill school and high school. They're throwing thousands of more times. Of them, and then these coaches now understand the schemes McVeigh types the Andy Reid type that wasn't happening five years ago. When essentially you're John Fox. Types said I'm not going to run college schemes. I'm going to run on a fellow schemes and that really set quarterback back. Five six seven years, coaches like Mike Mularkey with with Marcus Mariota basically ruined the beginning of his career, not understanding what to do with him, and that's just not going to happen anymore and so. The the drafting gone quarterback is less of a risk of that was because you can put it infrastructure to. He'll understand where he can make quick easy throws at the very least, and and you could make it work usually okay, not in Josh. Rosen I agree with you might might might bus a little bit, but I think you're going to have more success with quarterbacks and their life cycle, and if you're Andy Dalton, you get stuck in the middle. Kevin, you do terrific work. Thank you in a unique situation for us. Which I hope doesn't last longer than two months. My my gut feeling is it could be a three four five months story, but thank you so much. Calling out the next time a monarchy, I'm not wearing sweatpants, okay? That is my hope. Thanks buddy coming up next. 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EMC Q in Washington DC or wherever the takes you on the iheartradio APP welcome back. Good to have you enjoy. Taylor is joining us. Terry Bradshaw next hour Rick Stroud what a great story! Tampa Bay Bucks NFL reporter I've known for twenty years. He's terrific, Melvin Gordon Broncos good spot for him. So the League, the NFL is planning to hold the draft in a TV studio setting. They're not gonNA. Hold it in Vegas where they were going to have. Boats deliver players to the You know the SAT. And I gotTa tell you something. Every time in this country, we have had a crisis. We not only rebound were stronger than we were before nine eleven I thought until this potentially was the worst domestic tragedy I've ever seen. Airport security got significantly better. I think we're smarter with our travel now than we've ever been post tragedy. Listen. The NBA this morning I. Don't think we're going to have an NBA. Season I thought about it all weekend long I don't think it's possible. Even even if we go two or three months and then reengineer it. Those players may not have cove nineteen, but they go back to families, and if one player test positive. Once you return, then you've gotTA test, everybody and I just I. Just don't think the NBA is. In that space last week, even close practice facilities. But I was thinking about the draft I'm not one of these people that complains about the halftime show at the Super Bowl, because the Olympics and the Super Bowl are so big that they're really social events on the calendar the Olympic. My mom watched the Olympics my mom doesn't like sports. My mom watched the Olympics. My sister will watch the Super Bowl. She not a big sports fan so I like these just lady Gaga massive. Halftime shows and Olympic ceremonies that bring in casual fans. But. It's also okay to have Nisha events. That you don't turn into a beauty contest for television. It's okay to have the college world. Series the College Baseball World Series. It's just for college, Baseball fans and the frozen four in college hockey. and the coca. Cola six hundred and it's okay. To have the NFL draft? And not have players have to be on boats and not not have to make it for my sister. I'm draft Dork and I have been for thirty years and it's OK in sports. Do occasionally just have stuff for college hockey fan. In College Baseball Fan. There's not a ton, but they're diehards you go to the south. They loved their college baseball. Don't try to water it down or it up. Make It pure. Coca Cola six hundred. It's for NASCAR fans. Just let them have their fun. Let them have their day. Let them their race last year. Watch the NFL draft and I've seen it the last couple of years. It's trying to get to cute. Don't ESPN is a great job with it. I think it's the best thing they do I mean. It's the single best thing they do is the NFL draft my former employer? They're terrific at it. Let Him, do it. Don't water it down. Don't make it for Non Sports. Fans let draft. dorks have a weekend one super bowl I get the halftime show Olympics I get these are massive. Million people viewing social events, and I also think the NBA. I hope the NBA Adam silver such a smart guy. I hope he looks at this. He's a very progressive thinker and says you know what. We're not going to beat the NFL in October. November December. We're not legalized. GAMBLING IS GONNA. Make the NFL stronger. We're not only on the NFL. We're taking on college football. The weekends are for football. In January. Most of the teams are done. You go to the play offs then there are some openings I. Hope Adam Silver looks at this. As an opportunity, we start the season in Christmas. You know we wrap it up June first. We get to the playoffs and you. We're done. August fifth two days later the draft two days later. Free Agency whatever order that goes in, or you wanted in and then six seven eight days before Labor Day they handed over to football. August is wide, open July as wide open. See it as an opportunity. NBA, why are you giving July away? You kidding me? I sports talk show host I am dying for topics by July third. Wouldn't it be awesome if the conference finals were starting then and the finals are starting. July seventeenth, and then it's done i. this whole thing is real estate and I think right now. The NBA this may force them to reexamine their their their. Properties. Grab July. Give up october-november. Terry Bradshaw Calling Right Colin wrong next one more heard the heard streams twenty four hours a day seven days a week within the iheartradio. APP search her to listen live or on-demand whenever you like. Here we go hour two. We are live in Los Angeles. This is the her. Wherever, you may be an however you may be listening. We're on all our platforms the rest of the week. We're on iheartradio. The. Her Channel Fox Sports Radio WE'RE ON F S One. we're on Xm. 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I take a lot when I get back to Miami, so it's usually packed, so it wasn't I actually expected to be. Be Less people in their word was kind of surprised, but was interesting after the door closed. You know sometimes if you have a row, you know like an empty seat after the door closes like you know, you can scoot over to the window or whatever? The flight attendant was literally walking up and down the aisle, telling people like hey, you know there's an extra seat up here. If you want to sit up here like just throws going to be clear, so you can scoot over if you want. I'd never seen that before because they don't usually encourage you to change your seat. They were kind of trying to space people out absolutely and the social distancing stuff folks. It does work of the cities that have. been a little slow to adapt to that. The local governors and mayors are paying a price for it and clearly population density New York City Metro Italy can add to the problems here, so please take all this stuff seriously coming up Terry, Bradshaw fifty minutes. We do it every Monday, now there's not a lot of sports and I'm not sure how many Mondays we can keep doing this. This, but we do have a free agent. Addition of Colin Right. Colin Wrong on a Monday where Colin was right well, it was it Tuesday that we were six hours ahead of anybody. We got Tom Brady. GOING TO TAMPA Bay for the first time in my career I broken NFL story without an NFL source. I was somebody who plays a different stratosphere. He knows Tom and he said he's. Going to Tampa, you know I thought to myself. Well. I'M GONNA look incredibly foolish, which has happened from time to time or I'm going to break big J journalism. So I kept texting texting texting texting, and he lined it all up and everything he said was true and we got We got the story on that one. Which is You know nice job everybody. Where Colin was raw, the problem was I never thought Tom. Brady was leaving New England. I still think he would have stayed, but bill belichick stone him on a phone call was very abrupt that stories out now they also couldn't land Stefan Digs I. Think Brady is Albert Breyer came on our show, and said he wanted to stay. He was gonNA listen. He was waiting to see what happened in out. March, Sixteenth Eighteenth Window, but I was really surprised, not shocked, but I mean in the end. He's a creature of habit and he just he went from prep. School Ridge in New England to Publix, gold, wild crazy kids in Tampa it before Tuesday. I didn't really think Tampa was a site, so I whipped on that one where Colin was right. We keep saying the cowboys loved AC. Why aren't they signing him well last week? They gave one hundred million dollars to Amari Cooper. Potentially this goes back. I don't care what you say I care what you do. The cowboys are paying running backs. Two years early injured linebackers a year early. Good receivers, not superstars. Amari, Cooper hundred million. They paid everybody back. I've always said that was new England Philadelphia. Road Losses Zero touchdown drives when Dak had significantly better, offensive line, running back and weapons. Jerry Jones got on that private jet. Was Stephen Flying home and it just? They push the pause button on it, so you can keep telling me. Everybody loves deck, but I'm. GonNa. Believe your actions. Not your words and Dallas assigned everybody, but Dak where Colin was raw I thought the colts. We're going to address. quarterback in this draft I thought I knew Cincinnati was in Miami. Wasn't the chargers were I thought the colts were. I don't really get the Philip rivers thing I wouldn't admit it, but also. They gave up a first round pick to get a defensive lineman so. The quarterbacks that will be left are not. To me unless somebody POPs in shocks, the world I don't think we're going to have a drew brees in the second round. I love Chris Ballard. I think he's terrific, but it does feel a little bit here like you're putting your problems on a credit card. You could have to address them. Pay The bill next year. And again I think the culture just too darn good with Philip rivers. They're going to be a five hundred team. Right while they're not gonNA be a nobody. You know the teams that are going to need a quarterback Jacksonville New England I don't think they're moving down so I this move I. Don't get and I and I don't love it. Was Right I never felt there. Be a big market for CAM. It's smaller than I thought, but this goes back. You know people are saying with Cam. Newton and I've never been a big Fan I. think he's an average quarterback. who had a spectacular year? You know it's like the WHO was the guy that played for the Baltimore. Orioles. Years ago. Brady Anderson good player hit fifty jacks one year. I mean good players have great years. Cams good, he's not great never has been doesn't enough. Not Accurate. Enough gets hurt a lot. The A little bit higher maintenance with the media has been. Nice to Cam forgiving with Cam. There's not much of a market. People say well. You know that he can't get a physical. If Russell Wilson couldn't physical if Lamar Jackson couldn't get a physical. If, Patrick, Mahomes can get physical. You think they'd be unsigned. The reality is with Cammie at a small market, the physical the virus doesn't help him. But most people in the NFL believe what I thought which is? Great Year not a great quarterback older, getting banged up. Not Worth much and nobody wants to build around him. Where Colin was wrong I. Keep Thinking. Oh, BJ! Being traded by the browns makes so much sense, but last week they came out in the New People said now we're keeping him. I mean Cleveland has major Linux shoes. You can address all of them in the draft and they have a major linebacker issues. I liked the roster, but those are areas of concern, and they have more than enough skill people. They just got Austin Hooper from Atlanta tied in, so they have David and Joe Hooper Titan Jarvis Landry to good backs. They may draft another receiver. They don't need ob Jay. And Baker and J. completed only fifty five percent of their throws. It doesn't Work Ob J.. Tends to be little bit of an Ad Liber Baker Mayfield. When forced ad-lib, make too many mistakes. Cleveland appears to like him. It's it's not even their guy. They can move off this easily and say we didn't bring him in. I. I keep saying this is going to happen. This past group said it's not gonNA happen this group. They're keeping him I. Don't get it, but I'm wrong where Colin was right. Kept saying last year. Todd Gurley Rams don't buy into this. Don't don't don't tell me it's fine. It's a bunch of nonsense I'm here and it's not fine well. The Rams basically released him. He can still play a little I. Mean Seriously He's twenty five. He can play, and it's a twenty million dollar cap hit dead money. How if it's so great? Why would you cut a guy? In a position of need that can still play a little still great pass catcher running back, and it's twenty million dead money. And you don't have a lot of first round picks next few years. It tells you it got uncomfortable in the room. I'm not saying girlies a bad guy, but he got his money. He got hurt and something changed, and the rams were trying to sell this is it's? Just one big happy family yet release a guy. Twenty million dead cap money, who can still play a little bit maybe more than a little unless something was wrong. Where Colin was raw, Kirk cousins got a two year extension. I don't get it. Own Nine on Monday night, football, two and ten against winning teams. We know he's at least the third best quarterback in his division, Aaron Rodgers, Matt Stafford more talented and Nick foles is now in the division, and he was a super bowl. MVP is often better in big games. I like Minnesota for an office. I love the roster. It's a super bowl roster. They've hit a ceiling. The NFC is only going to be better I. I don't get it I. Thought they were moving on. And they've got the kind of team that could move players and trade players move up in the draft. No Jordan love. I don't get it where Colin was right. You know we set a month ago. Keep your on the Broncos. They're not that far off. They went four their last five. Last twelve weeks they were seven and five, and had five one possession losses. Will have you seen what they have done this off season Melvin. Gordon's in Jerome, Casey. Defensive Lineman's in AJ. Boy, the cornerback is in. They think they're close well. I like this roster lot. I think it's much closer than people think. They're my surprise team in the NFL next year. and. By the way Bradley Chubb Comes Back With Von Miller now Durrell Casey. You don't want any part of that defensive line. I think Denver knows. Elway knows we found our quarterback. We're going all in. I think Denver's telling you. We're good. We're better than you think. We're going all in and I think he's right. Where Colin was right, the Chicago bears traded a draft pick and inherited two to three years of a massive nick. foles contract why translation were not given trubisky another contract. Looks Bear Fans. You have a good. You have a good team. But your front office, whiffed on this one they were. In Aberdeen? SPELLCHECK whiffs just, don't it? All this is telling you. Is that Matt Nagy and Ryan, Pace coach and gm or telling you listen. Who we think, foles, a better throwing the football like our weapons, and we've had a very low ceiling and we can't beat Aaron Rodgers twice a year. Matt Stafford and Kirk cousins. We got the fourth best quarterback in a division so by giving a draft pick and paying nick foles for at least two years. It's telling you they're not paying trubisky. They can tell you there in on it. They're not in on trubisky. All right good stuff. Terry Bradshaw is around the corner, great to have joy Taylor back in. This stuff is folks. least the next week I think we got stuff to talk about We are going to be challenged. join I are going to be as severely challenged as we've ever been. But I got a tip. My cap to our guests booker's Bradshaw. Rick Stroud Melvin Gordon Today. We'll get through it I. really seriously believe America's fixing problems, and we always come out stronger, but we have a real challenge. Social distancing is real. Even you young people? It's a real thing. It's beyond yourself. 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When you're buying a car, the process can be overwhelming better way to do it truecar. Compare models by options. Discovery pricing reviews. Get everything you need. New truecar used it saved three grand, but it but your. Terry, Bradshaw is one of my favorite people at Fox a hall of Famer back in the eighties. You know we talked about the draft. He was taken number one in nineteen, seventy by the steelers, and then played fourteen years for Pittsburgh four time Super Bowl champ, multiple time superbowl, MVP. And right by the way this morning or this afternoon wherever you're at Terry, are you in Oklahoma you in Florida? Where are you? Meant Lord okay. Yeah. You know you play fourteen years with with one team and you were mostly really good story where you attach shock with. Tom Going to Tampa. man, yeah I would say so. I was shocked me left. New England that made no sense after twenty seasons to be leaving, New England. So, what's the problem, right? So there. There's a problem you don't leave New England. Let's say it's a problem. And So to me, there had to be a Rep. he? He's probably the Bella Chances. DEMANDING RAISE BELLA CHECK MAY BE TIRED OF HIM AFTER. Twenty, years. that's very likely. You know two people at from what I've heard similar Tom's real demanding as far as the opposite game plan dollar checks demanding the head coach, so maybe maybe it's best that they move on with their lives. Don't Tech Will Continue Coaching but I. Would never leave New England that made no sense to me. It's not A. It's not a forest thing when he leaves because they had down rocks right and they were ready to move on and five almost beat. You know almost got Minnesota when he went to Minnesota into super bowl, but they lost to the saints. And then he went to New York. Jets you look at? Montana and the Kansas City got him in the playoffs but they had Steve Young. behind Montana. Then Johnny and is going to San Diego and That was just. That was just not necessarily John. Was Way over and and should have never done that. I? Nick Bert, Jones, there's. Various reasons why players move teams, but this is why that made no sense to me whatsoever I did not understand why they would do it. And my only, and I don't think I'm wrong. I think it's just a personal thing I think. Tom had him and bill probably had enough time. And Tom Things. You know he'll take his. His talent standard Tampa Bay and they've got great receivers and the coach down there. The my mommy coach He's been great with. Rothlisberger was great in Indianapolis. I mean if yeah with the colts. coach of the year there actually before going there Zona. Tom Go into a system that. Going to be beneficial to him, and then they'll have to. Forty listen you eventually. You say he is forty three years. Oh, he's not a hard body. He's not someone that. Pounds weight does the flexibility, and he does all those things and he I don't know what he does, but He's not a weightlifter in the. He's not a guy that can board. The checks be good in the pocket moving around. But his outlet. It skills outside of that are pretty new doesn't have much. Skills are not good. There have been very good beyond the Terry. It's interesting you know bill. Belichick clearly lacks some warmth. You know you had a coach. who was a great coach like Belichick? Check a legend. Didn't put his arms around you and hug you much, so you know, I could make the argument Terry that you know you know what that's like. After fourteen years and chuck, Knoll did it sometimes. Where on you that you just casually? You're a fun loving guy. Tom's a family fun, loving guy, and the coach never puts his arms around. It does wear on you. Want. A I want. To go anywhere. I was going to retire. The listen I put my father I'm GonNa play for one team and I said so after nine years if I knew. Chuck and I couldn't coexist retired. I was not going to know the take I never wanted to go to another day and. You know they're both denying the real. Come on, it just makes no sense right common sense. Tells you that. Probably both of them needed. To step apart, and and the move on, but not like this I just thought to should retire or stay there and a New England I might. Listen if you apply to. Tom Brady probably and we all want to be told how great I'm not. GonNa lie. I'M GONNA love to say. We can't live without you. You're the best. You're everything. We ever be quarterback that. You know that's that's just childish and mature. That's not something. You grow to understand. I? Know I'm good. To. Go by head coach. And I just think that this is. This, is like fortune I just. Do not and I'm not saying I. Don't want it to work. I'm just saying I just think this is unfortunate. I never felt graded. Brady would the would move on Knbr obviously, he's. Capable tells the truth. Even tell you if if if Robert Kraft and bill dollar check comes come out and said we got love with Dj. We Love You, we. We'll know team. I'm sure you say. Maybe you're right column maybe. He needed some laws. I mean. Listen. It's in the athletes are different people by the way are different. I was different in my twenties when I was sale than when I had kids and was married. And you know Tom is maybe evolved and bills. noggin evolve for anybody in that steal stuff happens. You know what's funny about this stuff? Terry I don't remember so I. my theory on this is the teams that have an advantage because we're not GonNa have OTA's with virus. We're just not. We may have a very abridged preseason I. I'm hoping we have a season. I think the NBA. Season's not gonNA happen but I think about this when you don't have Ota's, and you have an abridged camp, it's GonNa be a big benefactor to the veteran head coaches and quarterbacks that have worked together like Pete Carroll and Russell Wilson you know that Doug Peterson Wentz now of three or four years. Go back now. That's my gut feeling, but go back to when you played. Does not matter does a camp matter that much once? You've worked together for a while? Well Mama Doll. I didn't need We didn't have ot a quarterback camp where we're in. We came into town after the draft for four days. And, even in my career I. Opted out of that 'cause. I didn't need that, so you know you know again in to Baltimore better than head coach, the bedroom quarterback, and then people in place in most of these guys in Tampa for example going talk about Brady They! They will need to. I mean they'll need to season. They'll have to learn the offense. They'll have to anywhere. You're smart man. he's got. He's got a coach down there to help him. To adjust adjuster offense because he's going to be able to hold the football and. He will pick up on this. Now they'll say well. We're going to get a time together. You don't need their timing together guy into four sixty. Four six. You don't need work. Three runs a four three. You've played with players like and that's real easy to adjust this whole thing about I got existing receivers has nothing to do with timing, and all has to do with routes. And now what are they breaking off at ten or twelve? That's the critical point when they run a quick post at eight or twelve. One of the the break to the corner at fourteen to sixteen people that little things that you took on, and they're not that hard to adjust to it all. You know you're one of the most social people I've ever met in my life. You love people. You love being around him. has this social distancing been tougher you? I. Can't believe he said that. My daughter's here with me and her husband and the grandkids and and They're They're in their home schools teachers. And my wife, he was sitting hanging talking this morning and my daughter goes. Bad We. We don't have the hard conversations with you. Why did? You just start talking and you say. What do you say they wanNA play off today. Okay, we'll play got the play. By. Play about o'clock now you, would you go that y'all like that I think? They said you just talk. I know and now well. The good news is you got your family around you, so that's the good news. Yeah, I am lucky in that. I have my wife. One of my daughters got grandkids here. May One son. In Law went back. Sunday then I talked to other girls. When I say, look would get you down here If this if I stuck down here for a couple of weeks, you'll get a plane and get you down here. So, we can can be together, so it's it's. Tough on me at stuff on. Stuff on everybody in it goes the order. Happen Colin the longer. This goes to scarier. Get and then say. You Know How do you respond assistance scary? Stop what? What's my action? What we went worked out this morning and I did and we're outside. We welcome forever and went around the one. That's cool. when we've gone in and had to go in the good food we've done it. Same Way with their careful. It! Other than that with your exactly right, there's became go. I'll talk to my brother on the phone while ago and he said he might come by a Coupla days the candidate so. Everybody's just hip and. and. It's good to sit, but I've seen head coaches quit football and say I'm on a spend more time with my family and a year later they go well. Head coaching while though back the head coaching because the quality time of their. Grow Dot. Yeah, but you know, but thank God for the NFL draft. Because I've always been a fan of the draft you were you were number one nineteen seventy. It was a whole different world so this year they're going to. They're gonNA mostly. Do It on the phone this year. Tell the story you told it before. Tell the story aware you were which is unbelievable because you're games, weren't on TV very limited Terry. Bradshaw all these major US season, Alabama's and Texas and Oklahoma Nebraska and you get drafted number one that morning. Tell the story of when you got the call. Well, I did not know. My father got a phone call from George Halas for a am. Saying. They were trying to make a trade with Pittsburgh. And they were going to draft me now I got up earlier I just. Got My truck got my boat out, got it all loaded up I was heading driveway about parents south I was going fishing because the sandbox at school. On policing been and I'd be where those Dan bars. And I've gone. Fishing. And Mike. Gibson I to fish in the alcides together, so I'm going fishing and my dad came out I was back the now my dad was going. Going fishing because you can't go fishing today I said. Well, why not I told Emma sandbars the. Sent sent back schooled up and so on so forth. And he says I've got a call from George Hallak and they're trying to make a trade with Pittsburgh and to take you at the first thing I went debt. You know really. Come GonNa Happen I third fourth round at best and I figured New Orleans today. It's all this time with me. For two years never heard of Pittsburgh. Never heard of Chicago. And I didn't know anything about the drought because. Quite honestly it was. HELL NOBODY MOVE! Move down the deck. Fifty. But you know I was certainly aware of it and I knew the drop is coming up and what happen that day, but. Idea they that big. A deal is gone fishing. That's incredible. Shot it by the way story. No, it's it shows you how talented you were that people didn't even have tape on. Everybody gets everybody at these big schools to some degree feels like they're overdrafted to be number one playing never played TV game. Is remarkable a hall of Famer. Since the Eighties Terry Bradshaw Best of luck to you and your family and hope, we talk Soon Terry Okay so you've probably looking. I'm here for you, Buddy, you know love you. Call me. You never had me on your show you to help me on your show at the super. Bowl and Free Dad. I just makes me feel good. When I'm on your show on the show I regard all right I'll king a phone swear. I'm here for you. You know it. I know. We've never needed. Know I'm in his radio studio in L.. A. Enjoy Taylor's our house and. We're making you know what you make. You just figure it out. That's what you do, you figure it out. Now All right my buddy. Right here all right. All your listeners out there you know. Read Psalms Twenty three ever twice a day and you're going to be in good shape. Okay, so that's that's what I'm part announcer. You scraped twenty three twice a day. All Right Terry thank you. Read it off the Bible all right. All right, thank you. GotTa go find one of those Here's a Taylor with the. Do you heard on the news? This is the headline news. You. Know that song. Lord's my shepherd. How? Well. YOU GROW UP IN A. Household was I went to church minimum of four times a week. Growing and you still remember that. Yeah. I, mean it's it's it I tried to read the Bible every day, but Can you work with me? That's. GonNa. Say censored all right so Nelson Galore has reportedly agreed to a one year deal with the Las Vegas Raiders, he will join a wide receiver group Tiro Williams h Jones Hunter Renfro as well as well as tight end San Waller who had a great season and now Jason Witten. He spent five the last five seasons with the eagles, and he had a knee injury last year, the captain out of five of the last six regular season games, but this is an interesting space for him to go I'm actually looking more toward the eagles and of this. Because obviously he had an injury that and they had a ton of injuries last year. They're gonNA. They're wide receiving corps this. There's no question. They got a lot of things going right they got. They draft two to three receivers to me. That's their weakness. Yes, so they have the twenty first pick in the draft and mock drafts for the eagles. Now you love mock drafts. So CBS has Jerry Judy from Alabama bucky. Brooks has henry rugs from Alabama and Daniel, Jeremiah is saying Justin Jefferson, who is wide receiver from Lsu? GOING TO THE EAGLES? Yeah, they're all good. They're a team that has one primary weakness. They're just not fast enough, but wide receiver and they're going to say and went has a great deep ball arm, so they got. They got to fix that. Well I think this this last season. Really no-one judged what happened with the eagles, because they were just decimated with injuries, but I thought it was a really good look for once At least for me, 'cause you know I. I think once incredibly talented, but. You know he's had some injury. Problems in you know there's been some questions and I thought the way that they finished the season in the way that he put the team on his back was just really impressive so I think they're going to be much improved next year, so defensive tackle Jeremy Gerald McCoy has agreed to a three year deal with the cowboys did that last week he grew up watching America's team and said it was an easy decision for him data Dallas Overall I. Mean it's the Star I grew up two and a half hours away in Oklahoma City, some portion of everybody at some point. Support it down. because. It's all we had. It's almost like a dream. Come true play for a team. That I grew up watching. Kind of an interesting angle? We don't hear that too much in the NFL about guys wanting to specifically go to a team. They grew up watching. Feel like that's more of an MBA thing. But it's also just come up came up with a single season panthers and he obviously had an incredible career with the buccaneers nine year run six straight trips to the pro bowl. Dallas Dallas Needs Dallas need him. I mean to be honest with Ya. That's that's it may. He may not be a great player. Anymore Dallas needs him. We'd every ads the add some depth. Also the he has a relationship with demarcus. Lawrence and he also knows Mike McCarthy who coach Tim the pro bowl. Defense last year. According to pro football focus was twelfth Ned, there were ninth in total defense, so they were on the higher end in the league, but he's. He's a nice veteran. Add Up to the cowboys. I like that signing. Love this story. I think you will, too so we talked a lot about this. When the XFL I came to be about you know what it was going to develop into. Obviously xfl in all sports are off right now, but. One of their standout players spot in the NFL. HOUSTON. roughnecks quarterback PJ Walker, who is the standout star of the XFL? This year has reportedly agreed to join the Carolina Panthers. That's great. The roughnecks won all five of their games this season with Walker as the starter led the league with one thousand, three, hundred, thirty, eight, passing yards, fifteen touchdowns, and four interceptions, including ninety nine rush yards, one rushing touchdown, so he will be joining a Teddy Bridgewater in Carolina and he also. Was Matt rule coach. PJ Walker when he was at temples. Our relationship there too, but I love like what we expected and predicted that the standout stars and the xfl are GonNa. Find a way into the NFL. It's just more motivation for guys in the xfl to play at a higher level, higher level football. I thought the XFL did incredible job this season. Sad that had to end soon just like everything else. That's going on, but they'll be back again next year. And this is. This is a great sign and it kind of felt like this was heading that direct watching PJ play. I, love this I. Actually think the skill positions in the xfl pretty good line play. If you're a good linemen and the NFL in xfl you're you're not there. You're in the NFL, but I I like to join the news. That's the news and thanks for stopping by. Heard line coming up next from the Tampa. Bay Front Office side Rick. Stroud been covering the bucks forever. Great Stories on what unfolded not in New England anymore in Tampa before Thomson next. Be Sure to catch live editions of the heard Weekdays at noon eastern nine am Pacific Rick Stroud been covering the bucks in nineteen, Ninety. Ray Perkins finally head coach a reporter for the Tampa Bay. Times a guy. I've known for a long time. A total pro had a great story this weekend from the Tampa Bay side and he's joining us now. Let me start with this. Was Tampa. We weren't hearing about Tampa, but you know the general manager Jason Alight. Was He confident two weeks away? I think he was Collin I think they all were i. mean we were at the combine. and. Bruce is probably not a great poker player he was asked about. You know as a player out there free agent that you will answer the phone for you and he you know. He obviously said Tom. Brady Kinda tampered with it, but even before that at the Super Bowl. They were doing. You know all their You know scouting reports on guys and they. They knew it was a spectacular. Spectacular class pre ages, but they just had a sense having followed him through the year, and knowing what they had on the roster. That Brady would would wanNA leave New England which many teams didn't think he would, and that he he had talent here that he would be attracted to. So that's that's certainly where they where they started from. What was the interview like over the phone or was it in person? Over the phone he was in New York and you know the day that they could finally talk to them. They talked to him that evening. I guess it was Wednesday and they were just You know hoping to make a really strong pitch and thought they would have to sell them, and it turned out that he was almost trying to convince them. They should do this I mean he had looked at the team? He knew everything about the players about even how their defensive play the last few weeks he was well schooled on a lot of things. Things excited about being Bruce Arians. Offense and You know it was. It was interesting. You didn't ask for anything you know. There were stories about you know him wanting control, the offense and new would be collaborative, or you know players that he would wanna play with it asked for the number twelve Colin, but what he did ask for at at the end was one thing he wanted the phone numbers to all his new teammates, and when I got off the phone, they they looked at each other. And you know this is looks like we got ourselves a quarterback. By the way bucks were seven and nine. I thought their defense played really well down the stretch. How Far Away are they? Not that far I mean they. They were seven and seven at one point. Really look like Jameis. Winston might have a chance to come back. You know we play with a broken thumb. They've Lost Evans. And Godwin and he threw for four, fifty, six, fifty, eight against a bad Detroit team, then the last two games kind of sensed it and you know when. When you have a quarterback that that throws thirty interceptions, five last fumbles, one hundred twenty points off turnovers I mean that's the difference right between seven wins, and maybe ten eleven wins, and that is what Bruce Arians felt that the defense was growing up fast and if they could find a way to not turn the ball over, they got so many. So. Many good weapons on offense that a guy like Brady will help the whole thing and and change the culture of the building. House the Bucks old line. We know they're deep at tight end. They have some nice young secondary players. Linebacker, I, like great receivers. Okay at running back Playa. Need another one house their own line? They have to get it right tackle I. Mean Demar Dotson is eleven year guy. That's a free agent. They'll have to improve that for sure you know. Some people aren't thrilled with Donald Smith. I think he's probably an average left left. Tackle the better at times, but you know Brady makes your offensive line better for sure. I mean he will throw the ball away especially at this age. If if somebody wins, you know wins right away off. Off The line of scrimmage, so I think that they're pretty good. Especially inside especially on his feet where it matters right, and he could see the rush from there, but the blindside is where they're going to have to shore it up so I. Think they'll improve that. They Pick Fourteenth Colin some alignment and you draft I wouldn't be surprised. Got One by the way. How did those guys keep it a secret for two or three days with Brady? I don't know. You know it's it's going to be one of those things. There's a backstory somewhere that that they were onto it, but I'm not really sure when they called Donald you. You know the first time I guess I'm Monday, mean we all know we're not naive to think that there aren't conversations within meteorology and things like that but he didn't mention money I. Mean They just again? It was it was just one of those deals where they really felt. Like Tom, Brady was gonNA leave New England, and with Bruce. Bruce Arians, especially I mean, here's a guy that had been rob Burger and Peyton Manning, I, think you know obviously Tom picked up the phone and knew who to call with respect to the coaches that are here so I think that was a big part of it as well. The winning percentage in franchise history is like thirty, eight, thirty nine percent worst of of any pro sports team, but I I found when I was there incredible passion. This is not Jacksonville like. Is it? Still there is still a passionate NFL market. It is, it's just been depleted. I mean twelve years no playoffs right. It's hard to sell that I mean and at their fanbase ticket fan base probably went down around twenty thousand. Colin, you remember what this place was like in the Super Bowl years. Before that it was rocking, you couldn't get a seat and it wasn't the other team that was feeling the lower bowl the stadium, so I expect that to happen had seven thousand ticket waiting list on ticketmaster the first day that he announced that he was gonna come to the parks and their Jersey sales up nine hundred percent I mean. This place is alive like you haven't seen it since and that was the thing right there relevant now where you're talking about them, the nation's talking about them. Congratulations by the way for for letting everybody know the Brady was coming to Tampa before anyone else but but yeah, it's exciting. You know you know this place. It's a football area. Yes, obviously, so it should. Should be fine by the way Arians about a minute left I. Always thought you know Bruce didn't have long to go I. Wonder if this extends energizes bruce and keeps him around for the next three years I think it will I mean I look he's. He's done a nice job. He's done some things to change what you know to his health. He's he's put A. A, lot more on Byron left, which is coaches You know he's more of a CEO. He's still you know gets off his feet at practice and does some things he's got some health issues as address but he is reinvigorated, and this'll just even make it more, so because I mean. Think about the resume that he can put up with the quarterback sees had. Had rothlisburger in manning and now Tom Brady. It's just incredible. They've got Jason. The GM has done a nice job. Offensive skill they. They need a running back to me in a right tackle, but I think they're ready to score points. Rick Stroud who I've known for a long time, a total pro bucks reporter Tampa Bay Times thanks for joining us on short notice rick. Greg calling you calling thanks a lot, you bet. UPGRADED, the wiper blades trusted in bad weather Michelin. Endurance, silicone wiper blades two times longer than other blades available. Only at Walmart, we're heading into the spring spring weather by the way we had a long stretch joy I dunno Miami was it was raining four five six straight date house Miami's weather. Hot and sunny. That's why I saw those spring breakers out there, not social distancing. Got Shutdown thankfully. Lord folks take it seriously. Our threes around the Corner Melvin. Gordon former charger, really good kid, former Wisconsin Badger L. A. Charger now to the broncos. That team is loaded and ready to go. I would love to see all those new pieces get into. Ota's but I don't think we're going to have. You'll have some thoughts as well. And what I think. The NBA is facing I, gave it a Lotta thought yesterday. I mean listen. You got time. Power Walks. Go to the grocery store eat. Nap You got a lot of time to think about a lot of things. That's coming up next. Thanks so much for sticking around WANNA. Thank Terry Bradshaw Rick Stroud and Kevin Clark Melvin Gordon's around the corner. We are live on Fox. Sports radio our three next be sure to catch live editions of the heard Weekdays, at noon eastern nine. Am Pacific on Fox? Sports Radio F S, one and the iheartradio APP. Oh here we go live in Los Angeles. This is the heard wherever you may be, and however you may be listening. Were on Iheartradio Fox sports radio and F S One. All of our platforms by the way fellows. My radio. Just broke. You'll have to get me another one till I can't hear anything. Joy I can see your lovely face in your beautiful house condo whatever it is but. Here we go something. Go keep wiggling around. It's not working. All right, so it's a different time Melvin Gordon and fifteen minutes. Joy just flew back from. Miami where she said the flight was about half full I know there's some anxiety joy for most of our audience and myself. I'm pretty good in an isolated space I'm pretty good. Are you pretty good in this sort of isolated world? Now we live in. I mean this is basically my normal routine. I work until about two PM. Every day and come home. Take a major nap. Get up, eat. Go work out and come back and either watch. Whatever sports is on that night or Netflix so during the week. This is pretty much my normal routine, anyway very limited contact with people right right, but but it's just the anxiety of it. You know when you have the option to go out. Yes, it's feels a little easier to say. You know what I'll I'll. I'll stay in. Relax tonight, so it's just that, but it's if everyone just remembers that this is all temporary. Yes, then it's all going to be fine. You're going to have your spring break. One day can have your your summer. We're all going to get back to normal eventually, it's just temporary. We'll all get through it. We all do it together and we'll be. I want to start. Thank you, Joe. We'll start with Seth wicker Shams of very good journalists, and the he has these stories where he gets all sorts insight. And I was reading his story on Tom. Brady and I'm going to read you verbatim a couple of sentences here. He says Brady was deeply dissatisfied. After that super bowl loss to the eagles, he put up six hundred and thirteen yards, and no punts Bella check address the team upon its return to Foxborough and Brady mostly stared straight down, barely glancing up at his coach. Brady told people in the building that day he wasn't coming back needing distance he detached from the team in the spring, left passive aggressive comments on social media. He pleaded the fifth. ESPN's connor in his book ballot check reported that Brady wanted a divorce after that super bowl loss from his coach and Brady made it cleared. Author Mark Liebich in the book big game that he was fed up with the culture a ballot check. It wasn't fun. It continues on and Brady didn't feel appreciated in the words of a confidante he was like. Why am I doing this? Brady needed something new on Monday night March. Sixteenth Brady called craft. They lived close. He got in his car drove around the block and told him. I'm gone craft believe he was coming over to agree to a new Patriot contact a contract. One of the parts according to article is that Bruce? Arians has fostered. A very fun environment and we kept. Colin was right. I kept saying what I was being told is the two things in my life. The Times I have left places of employment. You always end up seeking the one thing. Your current environment doesn't give you one or two things when you read the Seth wicker Shampoo, the two things Brady wanted. Weapons Tampa Hatem and a little fun. That's what Bruce Arians is all about so brady was very human very common. This is why people leave. What is happening in my current work place that I can solve. Better players on offense and lighten up a little bit, and put our arms around each other, and have an occasional night out that according to Seth Liquor Sham really was the driving force it was never money. It was never money by the way Tampa is one of the cheapest places in America live no state tax twenty, five million in Tampa thirty four million in New York, but here's the thing that I come back to is whereas Tom. Brady has been a different guy in his patriots. Day Single Guy married. Guy Married with Kids Guy TB twelve brand guy, pre super bowl post, super bowl pre icon now an icon. BELLICHIK hasn't changed and I've seen this my entire career, not only in business and in life, but I've seen this a lot with coaches. The coaches that are rigid and more dogmatic about their style. They don't age as well. I remember as a kid Frank Kush football coach state. Bobby Knight Woody Hayes. I think Mike. DITKA got very rigid. This is the way I coached. This is the way I do things I think Gregg. Popovich is a pretty smart guy, a really smart guy, but his culture turned off Leonard, a very modern, twenty twenty NBA star, and when I look at coaches that have evolved Andy Reid between Kansas City Philadelphia. He started really adapting to these college schemes coach K. at Duke. Rigid initially, and then said why not get one and done? They're beating me I'd rather have them and beat other teams ending John. Hard ball is very much like I. We can't keep doing this pocket. quarterback thing doc rivers us to want control over personnel. He gave it up. He said I'm just GONNA coach. I am just a for many faults. But when I used to get into this business, I would watch older sportscasters and I always remember thinking I don't WanNa be the older sports caster that doesn't grow doesn't get better I. Don't want to be the guy that makes a little scratch and things you know it's over. Keep growing hire. Young people be around. Young people evolve a sports oval I used to talk a lot more Gulf. I used to talk baseball fifteen years ago I used. Used to be more college than pro football and I think it doesn't matter how Smart Bob Knight is or Bill Belichick Bella. Check has to realize that things change in one of the things that really changes not just football. You Know How many times have I had an athlete on, and they've said you know I liked it. My coat cared about me. Of course they do, of course they do. Football's hard and there used to be a world. You lived in where it was. Up the practice. This culture for Popovich and ballot check was largely carried by two guys. Tim Duncan and Tom Brady. And when Tim Duncan left and was not the centerpiece of the locker room. The next are Leonard. He didn't buy into Popovich. He didn't buy into him. They shipped him off San. Antonio doesn't matter. They're not as good as UTAH. They're not as good as Denver. They're not the Lakers. They're not the clippers in Syria. Similarly with Bill Belichick. Don't underestimate. Was that article a couple years ago? You know they can win with a lot of people in New England. You're never gonNA find another NBA guy like Dunkin. Or another NFL player like Brady who is totally willing to sacrifice money in big earning years. To to basically carry the culture, not be part of it. Carry it. And I think Popovich took it for granted with Dunkin and he had Colli Leonard and collided and buy it and he wasn't flexible when you have Leonard Who's the best get a bucket guy in the NBA. You gotta be flexible because you're not getting another Leonard in the next four five years. And I think they've always underestimated in New England. And they can really every press release they want. You gotta put your arms around athlete a little bit. They want to be liked. They WANNA be loved. You know parcells. Phil Simms came on Friday on this show. He was a great interview. He said parcells was groff. But. He'd walk up to you once in a while and say boy you are. We are lucky to have you. And sims I started laughing Sim said. He would come up to you. Once a camp and say that you were so excited. Bill Likes Me Bill parcell. Really, that's all it takes. You don't have to tell people all day. You love them, but you got hug him occasionally. I'm all for tough love but I think there's a little bit of a lack of warmth with Bela. Check and I think or Brady out and I and it doesn't matter the one thing in my life. I've seen over and over again. Not have to give up on things you believe in, but man the world's changing. You can change with it. Because it's changing. Its regardless of you. It's changing. See Better be able to get on a wave and occasionally right. It is when I moved to. Manhattan Beach California when I first got there. where I live now I still do it occasionally, but not as much I would go down and get coffee, and I'd go down and watch the surfers. I'd stand on the pier or I park my car and watch the surfers and sit there for half hour. I just sit there and just watch the surfers. It's kind of fascinating on a Saturday morning at like five thirty six I get up early. And the one thing you noticed. About the really good either body, surfers or servers. They were picky on waves. They were picky on him. But. What a good surfer would do is listen man. Don't waste your time in the crappy waves, but once you have a good wave. You ride it. Let it do the work for you. There's no reason to waste your energy in a bad wave. The really good surfers was there for fifteen minutes and ride one. And it's the same thing in life in football when you get a good wave Brady Tim Duncan when they're going to carry a lot of the water for you. Appreciate them. Because you don't get many, you don't get many great waves. You can go. You can go out in the surfer ninety minutes and get three great waves. Take them and write them all the way in because they don't ask, don't there's not many of them? You're not going to get another brady. There aren't many Tim Duncan's. There you just don't have many Tim. Dunkin's all the pay cut. I'm going to win games and I'm I'm not banging on players who don't do that. Make the money make all the money you can. Most guys don't take him big pay cuts. They're not willing to get barked at. They're not willing to carry your water and carry your culture, and you'd better appreciate it. That is a rare commodity, and that's not a shot at athletes. They have very short shelf lives. They want their money. They want to be treated right and they deserve to be treated right. Okay, I'm done talking surfing. You know see gotta you gotTa. Find content even when you're out having a coffee and watch and servers joy I thought it was a good conversation I haven't even thought about surfing recently, yeah! Have you ever tried to serve. Oh I body surf poorly. It's fun. I. Did it myself when you? My son will about that nine years old to about thirteen when he still liked me. We used to body surf and now you know he's. Girls and computers and. Starting to get him to call me back occasionally. Melvin Gordon. DENVER BRONCO good kid good for him. That's coming up. Be sure to catch live. Editions of the Heard Weekdays at noon, eastern and Pacific discover matches all the cash back. You earn on your credit card at the end of your first year discovers except that it ninety nine percent of places in the US that take credit cards so almost all of them learn more at discover dot com slash yes. Limitations do apply will. He's played in the NFL for six years and his two time Pro Bowler into in Las Vegas one. Time. And I was in an airport, and I was I was getting on whether you call those little a shuttle things over to fly back and I saw this kind of you know. Big Guy and I looked over and he looked at me and and it's Melvin Gordon, the former Badger Star and chargers player, and he was during the whole doubt. It was very thoughtful guy and we were talking about. What do you do and I? Don't remember exactly what I said, but might take away was dude. That's a lot of money to pass up. And then we just sat there and discussed. It was I don't want to give. Away everything we talked about but running backs. It's a really difficult place to be right now. They are currently not in vogue, although it should be noted most of the good teams in the NFL. Can Run the football. Last year the Patriots couldn't for the first time in twenty years, and they weren't very good. So Melvin is joining us now, so first of all congratulations, sixteen million dollars almost fourteen million guaranteed. You're an interesting place where the chargers liked you and they liked you a lot, but it became a numbers game. Is there any bitterness Melvin at all? Now that now that you're gone and you'll still plan twice a year. It's no bitterness you know they. They gave me You know their best offer and you know which was a good offer I wasn't. Making on you know David Johnson Trade and talk and cut and things like that. I didn't I didn't foresee that You know this is no bitterness. Man, I I loved. Do you. First of all you go to a Denver team that I think I've been saying this for the last month before. You got there, I, said I. I like them I think they've found their quarterback. I think they're really talented. Will it be unique to play the chargers twice a year? How how does how does that land for you? Yeah, it's going to be cool. you know guys that I've been around for. Five years you know just going to war with and you know. Just talking trash waited now being on opposite side. You know you know outside. Looking in I guess or inside now you WanNa put it You know going up. Guys going to be different man, but it's GonNa. Be Fun! Melvin. You told me in Vegas. I'll share this. You said You love football, and you like practice, and you really missed it. How hard was it for you I mean I I've never had a situation in my life where people often me offering me huge money, and but I can't sign for it because I got an agent and he's like. Be careful here. You like football. You wanted to play during this. How tough was it sitting at home? Watching your team? Knowing you're not there? What's that like is a pro athlete. Is Terrible man. If you know and I, don't I. Don't you know I don't wish that type of situation on? On any player man it's it's tough You know I. I had a real. Strong off season I worked really hard. To set myself up when it comes to this, be successful for the year and you know just just missing that little time with the God man you know. Let's think man going out there winning without you lose without you. you know either or man it it. It's watch a from a distance. Now it's interesting because of the virus. My gut feeling is we're not GONNA have Ta. And you have to learn a new offense. How long does it did it? Take you learn the chargers, offense or the badgers offense. How long do you think it? Will it take to learn if you don't have a not a and a short in preseason? Does that hurt you? I guess in a sense I guess it just depends on how you know how hard to buckle down and study you know and when I was with the badgers you know. I was there for years and three years out of my time I three different flavors. How we have you know it's nothing new I guess in the chargers play with was pretty tough You know just hearing from other guys coming in. It's pretty. It's one or more difficult. Ones just hearing other players from different teams so I think that'd be pretty good as far especially protection and things like that I mean I I think like I said gossip that this offense is pretty hard. I'm I'm banking on being able to learn it pretty fed. Will guys go to? Wisconsin are pretty smart, not the world's easiest school by the way Wisconsin to great university when you. Could make the argument that. You don't need camp your veteran. You don't need preseason I could I could make the argument of all the positions in football. This virus would benefit our guys like Melvin Gordon. You've had a couple little nagging injuries. Are you trying to take an optimistic view on potentially time off work out. You know getting the shape of your life. Well. Our decided I didn't go to Ta so. I'M ON A. Regular scheduled for me obviously I would have to go with the broncos. I did. I, don't know the playbook and things like that, but the last two years on charges I. I didn't go TA, so you know this is. I'm on a regular schedule okay. Melvin Gordon, joining us former charger, and now a bronco. D You know much about the broncos. Face them what he? Say, do you know much about drew lock. Anybody called you. The, runningback coast talk to me. I actually talked to office coordinator today. I reached out to drew I. Don Philip Lindsay hit me up? but I I don't know honestly. I don't know too much about Denver. I don't know I I mean I have no reason to go there and I know about their defense, because that's who I watched them against, but as far as their offense was. You know looking up things off the line. I was looking up things on the. Coordinator. I was looking up things on the head coach. I'm trying to I'm trying to piece things together as much cam before I get this I got a good feeling oversaw. The Melvin e you know people. The life life is signal and I. Remember when fullbacks mattered, and then they didn't matter and now fullbacks matter again the Patriots the forty niners. In running backs, everybody tells me they don't matter and I'm like. I don't know I watched Baltimore last year, it seems. To me. Do you believe that there's GonNa? Be a reemergence. A pivot back two running backs. Do you sense that? Oh. I do And as far as what contracts and things like that I think you know Joe Mixing and Album Camaro saquon Christian McCaffrey they'll turn things back around. and you'll be up to you know for us and the younger guys to keep it up. There so they'll change that but you know we. We are value right now. You know it's Kinda Sad, 'cause we. We catch the ball. Run the ball. We blocked. We were such a big piece of the game. And it's just crazy. 'cause we get overlooked because they say we can get injured a lot of position executive. There's a lot of a lot of guys thank you did. You know so I I just don't understand it, but you know I guess that's just. We are when I was young as a kid. Everyone wants to be running back. Nobody wants. Now I mean there's no quietly. I tell people all the time. I follow highschool recruiting and football. I always have and I remember California the State of California. This year has to really big time running backs. They have twenty six. Really good receivers like let's be honest. That's just the world we live in now but I think it will come back because I think football at its essence is a point of attack, physical football game, and you can own the clock and own the line of scrimmage with running back so I think it's coming back now. With the virus. Are you working out right now? Like like like, are you? What's your social distancing like? What is your life like today? Working, But. you know they just started closing down gyms here. you know they've been closing down. Jim In California. I'm in Florida right now. Training they just started closing down the gyms, so they're making it a bit of command. We're trying to run around and try to find what we can get it in and work out man, but it's You know not not every got a gym in their house they're able to do things and so. Can be a lot of push ups and and jogging. Here in a little bit, but we. We're trying to make the best. Out of what we got, but they're closing. Everything down minute encouraged. It's funny when I met you I. Remember Telling Friends later. I said you know he was so laid-back in jeans and a t-shirt do just wanted to play football and all of a sudden somebody gives you a thirteen point five million guaranteed. I'm not going to be nosy. It's none of my business, but is there anything like you ever wanted? You thought to yourself. You know thirteen millions. A lot of there's a lot of money I could see I could. Go, buy it, you have. Maybe you're buying something for a parent. You're buying something for somebody anything out there. The ever wanted now that you could have. A house of in living in. Learning apartment. For a little, while now and you know it's time to grow up a little bit. You know just be able to relax and sit on that and pay off and. You know like I say growth little bit. Melvin. You're good dude. Congratulations I think it's a really good fit on a really good roster and I'll be watching you. Those charger games will be interesting. Congratulations to you and your family. Appreciating man I you man I want to know. All right awesome, thanks man! Yeah Take Your Melvin Gordon Yeah. Get a little crib he's. He had the CONDO apartment. Live nine. Wants it you when you meet people you. Can you kind of get a sense of people? You know four or five minutes you talk to him. You kind of get a sense of their personality. He's a hard guy not to root for these just incredibly. He's a good dude. He was really bummed out. He's like I'm in great shape. I WANNA play football. I missed my teammates. Nothing's worse than watching. Everybody go through the struggle and you're not in the room he goes. It's the. When I asked him that his answer was is terrible, just terrible thing. Good stuff. Melvin Gordon here is joy Taylor with the news. On the news, this is the third line news. All right well, starting with somewhat expected news veteran IOC member Dick Pound said this afternoon that the Tokyo Olympics will be postponed due to coronavirus concerns doing a phone interview with USA. Today, he said on the basis of the information the has postponement has been decided. The parameters going forward have not been determined, but the Games are not going to start on July twenty fourth. That much I know so the Olympics will likely be pushed to twenty twenty one with details. DETAILS TO BE WORKED OUT IN THE NEXT four weeks. He believes that the house he won't answer next step soons, but it will come in stages. Obviously, this makes the most sense because as Melba was just saying nobody can work out anywhere. All the gyms are closed pools or closed tracks or close so even if you have a gym in your house or the ability to work out in your home, you lively. Don't have the tools that you need to. Do Your sport. I mean if you javelin. What are you doing? There's only so many you know routine exercises. You can do before there's nothing else to do now. I feel bad. This is I mean you train for four years to run a race sport? I mean it's just. How frustrating is that I? Mean we get to do a show every day? Can you imagine if we prepped for one show year and we've prepped years for it and they cancelled it. Oh my Lord. It's heartbreaking for these athletes is totally understandable and obviously as an athlete. You have a limited time in your. Your life to perform at that level, and when you're talking about the Olympics, I mean the every four years I mean this is absolute precision I mean you. You cut down certain things as you lead up to the Olympics, but we all saw this coming I. Mean it's it's the biggest international gathering besides the World Cup. I would probably argue it's even more intense than the World Cup so. To have that, many people come together even if you did it without fans than the amount of athletes and trainers, it's just. The logistics of it would be impossible in this current state. It's such an international event. Then this this corona. Your numbers are different in Germany than Spain in Italy. New York's different than Dallas. You know you're you're trying to create this curve. Flatten the curve and some regions are on fire from this and others are not as much so international events right now for the next two to three months just a nonstarter right, and even though the Games are not until July the logistics of it, obviously leading up to you, not just showing up in July. July if you're an athlete, you know there before that, so it will likely get pushed to twenty twenty. One will find out what the plans are moving forward in the next couple of weeks, so we were just talking about this earlier with Rick Stroud. When Tom Brady signed with the buccaneers, he only had one requests now I thought that one of his requests would certainly be. You know to have control of the offense or to have number twelve, but it's. He only requested to get the phone. Numbers of all of his new teammate love it. Very sweet, but I also thought it was very telling as well like. This is kind of the essence of what Tom Brady is. You know it's? It's wanting to make sure that everything is well oiled. The the relationships being in sync with everyone. I don't think I would imagine. That's not a normal requests. You in quarterback is different. You know Brady's different. I mean, let's be honest. It forty three. He's don't want to play. I mean most guys do. Aaron Rodgers is gonNA play the forty three like I. Just don't think that's an maybe I'm wrong, but I think most guys get to a point like even big Ben. Who I like reportedly in the off season. He kind of shuts it down. Brady's different. You didn't drink a beer during the season. He's such a different guy. No, he is, he's kind of I'd say Kobe. Ask and yes, just obsessed with football and I mean he's. He's still has the physical ability to play I. Mean Look at Philip Rivers like we all think Philip rivers has done. Done and Doubts? That dude wants to keep playing football for as long as we will let him so by we obviously at me in the NFL not us. We ought to do with it, but I think this was an impressive an impressive nugget and it's. It's something that I think like great leaders. You always hear these things about them. It's very unexpected thing, but then something you know, of course. Why wouldn't you want I mean the numbers? All of your teammates seems like a lot. But why wouldn't you WANNA? Start a relationship that way. also Chris Godwin currently wears number twelve. He said if Tom Brady wants, he will give it to him. But if it's not a big deal, he's GonNa. Keep it so we'll find out what number. He's GonNa. End Up wearing and speaking of Tom Brady, Kraft family and the Patriots. Thank Tom Brady with a full page ad in Sunday's edition of Tampa, Bay Times. Under the headline, thank you Tom. The message read in part for twenty amazing years. He gave us everything you had when you arrive. This is sixth round pick and the best selection. This franchise has ever made. No one imagined all you'd accomplish or how much you'd soon mean to an entire region. Now leave New England after two. Decades of dominance as the goat and forever part of our family to the BUCCANEERS, fans and Tampa Bay community. Take care of him. You got a great one. So Sweet I actually love I love this by the CRA- family and and the Patriots to do this I think it's. Kind of interesting that it's just the kraft family engagement. Kind of an admission of another name there, but this is a classy break up for now obviously will get the full story later on. Everyone is retired and willing to start. Talking a can't wait for that because I'm sure there's some wrinkle in this. That was going to blow our. You know what I'm thinking of if I'm Brady I don't twelve. Tom Thinks Tom's right-thinking himself listen. I'm starting over I. Don't want any of that and I. I wouldn't be shocked at Brady's like Gimme eight I want you listen Lebron different numbers, Michael Jordan's one different numbers Kobe's worn different numbers right like I think brady part of his thinking. I know. His brand is called TB twelve, but in Florida region. It'll be TV eight. I could see Brady just saying this is. Starting to I mean he's not a Petty Guy I. Don't think he's that kind of got you know I. Don't think numbers mean that much to him. No I. Don't I certainly don't well? Chris dominance already said he's not going to make him pay for because usually when a guy wants a number you make them pay for. It would seem a little You know out of touch in this current climate. That's happened, so he's already said that's not GonNa Happen, which is good, but yeah, I'm with you I. Actually think I'd prefer to see him in a different number. It'd be. The whole thing is different so. I said last week new. I mean having lived in Connecticut. The Patriots are hogwarts. It's this legendary rigid prep school, right? Everybody dresses the same, no independent. Tampa Bay is the is like Beverly Hills High. There could be some crazy nonsense going on. It's a big public school. Everybody's beautiful and it's just a little loose. Thomas tighten it up. They'll loosen tom up and the it'll work beautiful. It's GonNa. It's not what I expected. That's right. It's totally different. I can't wait to see what happens. I'm all in. We're all in on it with news. Well. That's the news. Thanks for stopping by. Some thoughts on the NBA season I had last night as I had like the rest of you, lots of time to chill and watch Netflix. Some thoughts on that plus the winners and losers connected to Tom Brady in our best for last one more heard the heard streams twenty four hours a day seven days a week within the iheartradio APP search her to listen live or on-demand. Whenever you like buying a used car, the Internet can confuse you with vague pricing. Don't let it search from over a million pre-owned vehicles with a new truecar by. By smarter drive happier, my thoughts about the NBA season. We did get some news some good news about corona from Italy today. Numbers are down, so you're going to see cases. Go Up, but what is. What are they compared to the previous day? So when you see Oh, yeah, the headlines. I don't think journalists are very good at math. If there's you know four hundred cases yesterday in two hundred. Hundred today you could say oh, it's soaring. No, that's great news when it doesn't go up up up up when it plateaus goes down, even though there's two hundred new cases you're comparing day to day. Because what you're trying to do is get it to level off, so they got very promising news in Italy today that the social distancing helps. We know it matters. We know it helps so in Germany. Germany in Spain and Italy from what what I just read. There are some encouraging signs, but it's too early. We're still not at the point. We won't see that here. In the states probably for another week because we're just now really putting our arms around in New York and California some you know enacting intense social distancing i. do worry about the NBA I think it's been a really captivating season. I'm kind of seventy five twenty five. The season's going to cancel what I worry about. Is that you know even if no player had it even if you played an empty arenas, even though if everybody had been tested, even though these the world's best athletes cardio wise, and probably are fairly I mean really really low risk of passing away right. I mean there are in about as good a shape, their twenty five thirty one years old. Mostly what I worry about is you. Start the playoffs up and then a couple of players. You're share in the ball. Get it, and then you've got re tasked, and can do you have to you know I? saw today the Olympics canceled. That's July fifteenth and they're out. That's three months away might. April, May June. That's four months away and the Olympics canceled. So what's the is Adam silver have an end date? Is He sitting to Himself? Thinking okay, here's the date. Here's the last date we could start the playoffs so I do think in the next. Ten Days I mean join I talked to earlier before it got cancelled, we said. Olympics. We're GONNA. Know here at about three or four days on the Olympics. I kind of feel like Adam silver in the NBA. Are GonNA know. They're going to see if there's any leveling off. They're going GonNa Watch the European numbers. Watch the New York City numbers I. Think we're GONNA know in seven to ten days if the NBA season is canceled. I mean the Olympics again did it today? So You keep watching you crossing your fingers? So you know Brady's going do. Tampa Bay. I thought we'd play a little game today. The kind of the winners and the losers, because when you have a move like Lebron, the Lakers are a rod of the Yankees it clearly changes so many things for so many people who are connected tentacles to a rod or to Kobe the Lake Kobe Bryant or Tom Brady so our best for last winners and losers with Tom. Winner Sam Darnold is probably now in my opinion, the best quarterback in his division. If you go and look at best quarterback division in the NFL. If they don't win the division, they get to the play offs. By the way he's not done well against Brady Owen to and been outscored seventy, one, two three. Winner Buffalo Bills Obviously. This is a playoff team to the last three years. They're coming off their best season. This century tenants, six and Brady by nobody on the bills like brady joy he. He was thirty two and three. Wow, so. Nobody is happier that Tom is flying united the Tampa nobody is happier. Nobody's a bigger winner. The Buffalo Winner foxsports. More Games for Fox with Tom Brady. Be honest the NFC now gives me. I got Aaron Rodgers. I got Russell Wilson I got brees. I got Carson Wentz I got the Dallas Cowboys Dak Prescott I got Tom Brady. Got To, be honest with you. We did well. Loser Aaron Rodgers. Packers play at Tampa this year. Another great quarterback! He's gotTA. Get through. I don't know I. Just Tom Brady in a playoff game against Aaron Rodgers. That's another obstacle. I wouldn't face if I was Erin. Winner Trevor Lawrence and Justin fields to remarkable a plus prospects in college football one for Clemson one for Ohio state. Here's the good news. The Patriots and Bill Belichick. We'll be doing a soft tanking this year. Loser poor drew brees. His whole life. He's chasing Brady Gavin. Call now he's gotTa Face Brady who probably has at least as good a weapons in the same division dot to play him twice a year again just another tough out for a great quarterback, trying to get more super bowl trophies winner Florida. Nine hundred percent increase for the buccaneers in marketing in Jersey sales, twenty percent of Florida's population is sixty five and older and TB twelve. Who knows you know TB twelve lifestyles come into Florida. That's a quality lifestyle. It can help the summer body maybe in Florida. Loser. Florida's the hottest state in the country head of Hawaii. Nobody wears eggs. The brand took A. Not Not a great sponsorship anymore. Feels right in New England. Nobody's wearing eggs in Florida. Winner Giselle. Nobody lays out on the beach in Foxborough. A supermodel needs her vitamin, D and Sun. The winter is clearly. Giselle the engine, but Giselle Brady excuse me She hyphenated now Giselle Brady I duNNo. By Zell, I think you're right I think at that point like Palay. That's all you have to say. Her name is worth more. Why would you change it? Good. Call that you know when you look at her. Career earnings. supermodels do really well. That's good. Yeah! It's really good work if you can get it with today's health concerns more important than ever to take care of your body em drive elite refined your prime with 'em. Drive us the goatherd twenty percent off. Kevin Clark came on earlier today. Writer formerly the Wall Street Journal and now the ringer joy I thought this was interesting when he talked about. that. You know the virus May End Ota's. And it also could could have an abridged preseason, right? And Kevin had done homework. He goes the last time. We had a shortened camp or canceled camp. He laid out what happened in two thousand eleven when they put the training camp practice limits in place in the first time that defined that season. Coaches had no idea what to do, and you look at the teams. That were good that you're the Patriots. Obviously, the giants won the Super Bowl the packers, the Ravens, it was veteran teams with stability and good coaches. 'cause they do how to adapt to the. It's that kind of coaching that is going to be really valuable this year. That's why coach quarterback coordinator I. Totally agree with you this year to be very important, because there's GonNa, be no time to learn anything that. We were joy. We started the show. Today. Are Lead was actually. If, go and look at the teams where the quarterback in the coach return and there's not a lot of moves with coordinators. Outside of the AFC. East where New England not going to be as good clearly. you can go to every division, and it looks a lot like last year Raven steelers. Texans Titans Forty niners Seattle seahawks, Green Bay and Minnesota Philadelphia and Dallas Dallas obviously has a new coach, but they do have a quarterback. You know who knows the personnel. I think it's going to be another familiarity year. I do not think we're going. Have Ot as if the Olympics are canceling July fifteenth. May I mean I? Think I can say with almost certainty may were not going to be quite through it yet, at least in terms of. Athletes sweating touching. You know are so I I do think we're going to have. One of the things I've thought about is. How do you not take the economy? Like what can you do right small moves joy to give a resurgence to the economy. And maintaining social distancing. Training. Camp does not do that. No it doesn't even listening to what he's saying. As far as you know how that affects veteran teams. If the NBA season isn't canceled, you have to imagine that the older team. Yes, going into directly into the playoffs would be at an advantage for that reason as well. That's right. Clippers have veterans Lakers have veterans Celtics have I would say they've played together if not veterans. Lean toward teams who have a lot more postseason experience. Maybe. This is Westbrook's year. I mean who knows. Maybe this is hardening. WESTBROOK's here. I want to thank everybody joy, Taylor. This is just everybody. That's part of this today. John Goulet Greg to everybody back there. We have a smaller staff. really appreciate it trying to just kinda create some normalcy in all of our lives. You're doing it for us. Certainly, we'll see tomorrow in La. To. Come obeys week. We need to read them. The epic fiction podcast Tumen Bane Returns. Are We met before. Oh. Yes, general, you have no choice. It has to be done. Done. Listen on the iheartradio, APP, apple, podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.

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Jets, Zion Williamson, Bubba Wallace, Tom Brady, 49ers

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Find your local station for the hurt at Fox sports, radio DOT COM or stream it live every day on the iheartradio APP by searching heard. You're listening to Fox. Sports radio. Here we go it a Thursday, we are live in Los, Angeles this is the heard wherever you may be in. However, you may be listening for on iheartradio. We're on Fox sports radio. We're right here on F. s one joy Taylor joining me Nick Swisher stops by first hour, a human wall of. Energy, he's a walking red bull He will be joining his first. Our Chris Simms next hour does not like Jimmy Garoppolo Brandon Marshall the six time pro bowl NFL wide receivers going to be joining us. On the jets mass enjoy Taylor's joy. How are you today I'm good. I'm very excited for baseball. So might it's like a playoff. We're starting the playoffs for the first game. So I, saw this story this morning. Let's lead with this it is. GonNa reaching perhaps a tipping point. Jamal Adams top ten player in the NFL top ten football players that good, basically now going on social media get me out. Get me out now. Jets aren't reacting to it so now. He throws his coach under the bus. He calls the New York Daily News One of their reporters and says he's uncomfortable with the future of the jets, because of Adam gays and he clashes with stars at the last year, gays benched him for a few plays it was a game against Cleveland last year forget it. I think it was early in the year, and he benched him for a few plays and engaged does have a history of trading moving off or battling some high profile players, but the answer. For every NFL fan of a bad team or an underachieving franchise. Is Always fire the coach. That's always the answer because you can't fire all the players so psychologically it makes the makes fans feel like. Yeah, yeah, we'll just one guy away, and we are Super Bowl Champs. Of course the problem when you do that as a organizational instability, because most bad teams hire and fire too many coaches. The other bad thing is if you have young quarterback, he's got to learn an entirely new system again. And of course, most great football coaches already have jobs. That's the way it works in America. Really, talented people have people fighting over them, and they're usually already employed and making a lot of money. Name me the current great football coach in America who's unemployed. Naming the great current football coach in America who the jets could get. I mean I'll throw a name out Brian. Kelly Notre Dame I'd look at offensive guy had multiple successes in college, but he's never coached pro I know he's kind of had his agent dabbled around the NFL. But folks Adam Gaze. Has Been an NFL coach, and when Ryan Tannehill started in Miami Adam. Gates had a winning record. Thirteen and eleven. Do you realize bill parcells career. Winning percentage in the NFL's about fifty five percent. Adam gays was a fifty five percent winning coach when Ryan Tannehill. Start it now. Who got her bunch? There's a bunch of different quarterbacks is joy can attest is a dolphin fan. A, winning record. And then last year, his quarterback got mono. He's got a terrible Ross GM. They had to fire, and that a seven instead Trafford when Sam darnold started. So when Sam Darnold or Ryan? Tannehill With average rosters have started. He is three games over five hundred and he's coach. You know about about thirty thirty five NFL Games now. That's not great. Has He had great rosters. Has he had great GM's? Has He had great owners? Tell me. WHO's out there? I'm waiting. Great people are usually employed. And even college coaches down that make seven eight million dollars The Dallas. Cowboys got turned down by the Oklahoma sooners. Lincoln Riley said Nah. The jets wanted Matt Rule. He wasn't even coaching at a College Football Power He was coaching at Baylor. He's like hard. Pass on New York. That's the world we live in. Great Anything podcasters football coaches lawyers have a lot of options. And what the fans of average to below average organizations never understand. Good people don't want to work for you. They don't. I like Rex Ryan I like Eric Mangini I like harm, Edwards. I like Adam. Gays they all have losing records all losing career records with the jets. Nobody wins there. The last coach to have a career winning record, there was AL grow. He spent year nine and seven and left for college, and we're all like I wonder why did that? Maybe the answer is ownership the jets front office. It's the jets. Roster it's the jets. So first of all Jamal Adams. Doesn't get along without him gaze. Here's my question to Sam Darnold. If Andy. Reid and Patrick Mahomes. They they click. I can live with other disgruntled employees. If the MAR-. John Harbaugh Some patio works I can deal with an occasional disgruntled safety. Adam gaze wants more money. He yelled and screamed, and the jets went whatever, and so the next step is. Throw the coach under the bus and I liked Jamal Adams, but I don't Hate Adam gays and Sam darnold likes it. Now at the end of this year, if the jets go anything below eight, nate, all right, make a coaching change, but. Just no, you will not get the best candidate on the market. You will not get the best candidate in new. York giants would get the better candidate. So The answer is always. It's like you're chasing your tail. When you're the jets of the browns and lions, the answer's always fire this guy and hire a new coach, but all that does is turn off people with options who want stability for their wife, their two kids. They'll put an school in Michigan, they don't WanNa have to pull them out three years later. So I would be very reluctant to ever fire a coach. If he has a winning record with franchise quarterbacks. Had that in Miami Matana Hill. And last year seven and six with Sam Darnold. Segue to this. According to NBA insiders. Scien- Williamson is going to quote shock people. When the NBA resumes. According to insiders the nineteen year old Duke, product. has kept himself in incredible shape. It was always amazing to me. A lot of life. Is Hard right. There's a lot of things. But in sports, you can see stardom really easy. How many games that it take with Patrick? Mahomes about three and we were all like. Oh, he throws left and looks right and all. That looks different than everybody else in the League. Once Aaron Rodgers over the packers his first year. They didn't have a great season, but it was obvious kind of looks like Dan Marino, and he throws it a little farther little Dan Marino. I've always been amazed at the pushback on Zion Williamson. He didn't even debut this year until almost February. He's averaging. Twenty four points a game, eight rebounds shooting, Fifty nine percent from the floor. Remember all the critics when he was a duke is way he can't shoot. He's not really a power forward and people said. Maybe. It was outrageous I think he would be a top fifty player. In the NBA if he entered it and I said this. Top fifty, of course, he's a top fifty player. The question is is the top twenty basketball player in the world. So by the way hair look a lot better than. If you look around the NBA Today. Who's the next star. It's on. James Harden doesn't want to be the face of the League. Russell Westbrook is bad with the press and too often unhinged difficult. Collide doesn't talk. and. Is a wonderful kid and a great player. But, like Tim Duncan, who was also both of those? He doesn't feel like a face of the league. The best players, not always. The Face Kareem was the best player for years, but he was kind of aloof and prickly wilt scored lots of points, but he was kind of flaky Tim Duncan was wonderful, but never really embraced it. If you look at the faces of the League Dr J.. Magic Jordan Shack Lebron Kobe. You gotTa have four or five things. You gotta be Kinda Cool. You gotTa have charisma. You GotTa have a personality, generally a little power mix with finesse. Folks Zion is the face of the league. He got a million people to watch a high. School game. He took dukes always strong ratings moved him up thirty five percent. He, said an NBA Summer League television record. This is it John Rant maybe a better player. He's not big. He doesn't look like he's a freight train coming downhill. You've gotta have the look the smile of style, the power the formed the. It. That's why he has been jammed into the playoffs. That is why they decided on the larger number of teams to come back one reason. Zion the next phase of the NBA. 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In the garage a year earlier or so and there are some pushback now that it was an overreaction I knew it from the beginning and. There should have been an investigation a and B. Thank God it wasn't true. Folks F.. Stands for investigation. Twenty, four, seven, three, sixty, five. They are investigating potential crimes and corruption around the clock. F. B. I.. Most do not discover systematic corruption. You still investigate F- stands for federal a noose in a garage of the only full-time Black Nascar driver. Is a federal threat. If I told Fox. I got a stalker I think. Would you investigate it? Should they not. If, they find out after six months. My Wife's not sleeping at night. Could you please investigate it? We investigated it and. There's no stocker. That would be good news. I would be happy to investigate it, and I'd even be happier. That they didn't find a stocker. Stopped trying to win the argument and the moment there should have been an investigation to federal issue and a federal threat I for investigation. In the media. is now. All about winning. The argument. It's. Remember the OJ trial. I hear this all the time. You guys shouldn't have had opinions until the investigation was over. Oh, says the conservative guy who just five minutes ago, rushed to the Internet to opine on a conspiracy theory. It should be noted. We all watch the OJ trial. Wasn't that an investigation on it that what trials are lasted for like two years and we watched every day. And we had opinions on it every day. All of us you me the media. Of course they did because we talk about Investigations Cavanaugh for Supreme Court the OJ trial. We talk about investigations while they happen. It becomes a cottage industry. It's a real business and we do because you're interested in the investigations. NASCAR released a statement NASCAR created an investigation. It was worthy it was just and thank God. We discovered that bubble wallace. This was not directed at him, but the idea there should be no investigation. Nobody should have an opinion and there's no interest in. It's not federal, and it's not frightening. The great news is. It wasn't what many thought. But congratulations, if of course you already knew that. Joy Taylor the news. On the news, this is the heard line news. Forty niners took a huge step up last season, reaching the super bowl after not having a winning season since two thousand thirteen. And that's what a little target on the forty niners cow Shanahan knows that other teams will be giving them a lot of attention in two thousand twenty. He said we can play a lot better and still not do what we did last time. That's why all of our guys have to take this challenge. Take advantage of this off season and still have to find a way. Take step ahead of other people because everyone is chasing us right now, and it hasn't been that way. Well I mean. Yes, and no, you did lose the Super Bowl, so everyone's really chasing the chiefs if we want to be I. DON'T WANNA. Be that guy but? They did I understand what he's saying I think? This particular season is going to be a this particular season moving forward the forty niners or sex. They are going to be great for years to come I. believe that this particular season and the way. This is the way I feel about all of the leaks coming back. I think it's going to be almost impossible to predict how they season's going to go. Our predictions however off. They are at the beginning of a regular season. Now are like. Don't don't hold us to it. We're all going to be talking about injuries. We're seeing PGA. Kovic players get knocked out like this. The only thing I feel really certain about the NFL, but if you've got a really good quarterback in a really good coach, and they've worked together for more than two years. They're gonNA have a big advantage on new coach with new quarterback. The, and can be Tom Brady. Yeah. That's about the one you think it'll work, but it will mostly be. Coaching quarterback, both a to a managed to be plus and they worked together for more than a couple of years I think those teams are GonNa win their admissions or at least a playoff team. I would also say that. Teams that have really strong veterans in positions in the trenches will also have a major advantage, so if you have a really young offense of line, or you have a very new offensive line. Teams like that would be to pay attention to that might struggle because again. The veterans are obviously have more wear and tear on their bodies, but they also know how to prepare in the off season. A lot of them have already gone through a lockout season, so they understand how to stay in shape to go into camp without having a coach there being not as or being at preseason training so. Again I understand what Kyle Shanahan a saying. They do have a target on them now, but I just think this year it's going to be completely different season for everyone. As far as predictions go, so Joe Borough has been getting great reviews in the Bengal staff about the work. He's been doing shows up for the zoom meetings remarkable. They're awesome these program. And quarterbacks coach Dan pitchers confident that even with the virtual offseason borough won't struggle with the mental aspects of being NFL quarterback. He said something to this extent hasn't happened before the feeling. There's value in that. There's value in testing the physical limits. Seeing okay I'm going to fit this. Throw in here, not the best idea or maybe I can put this. Throw in there. We're very fortunate to be working with Joe and his skill set. I don't anticipate a lot of mental feeling when it comes to Joe. I, but what about the physical part when the steelers and the browns and the Ravens Pass rushes just overwhelmed your offensive line. That's the the mental stuff I'm sure he'll be fine. His Dad was a coach played a lot of college football. Big Powers Yeah I. Mean I. don't anticipate Joe Being one of those guys that is throwing interceptions like why I mean he's got. Those everyone does but I don't think he's going to be overwhelmingly that guy he's. That's not how he plays. I, he's GonNa Struggle this year. I'm okay with that I've seen that I still think long-term. Would we write about zero borough? But just like I said a few seconds ago. It's just GONNA be rough for rookies year and just went through eight terrible team. That's why they had the number. One overall pick I had no arguing with. Looked so much like Tony Romo to me every time. I see his feet the way he throws I. Think you're looking at Tony. Romo Tony was a B. Plus Guy Study was underrated. He reminds me if you just put. He wears the same number. If you literally put a cowboy uniform on him, he looks and plays exactly like Tony Romo. Well Tony had a really nice career ashtrays having a great by the way post. Tony had some good skill. People liked the Bengals, but didn't generally have the protection. That's why he got beat up. Tony Romo is running for his life. That was the knockout. Tony Romo never got the great offensive lines like deck. They were developing and drafting him so Romo ended up when you watch Berle running around that was Tony's career battle lines for like four or five years Tony Romo, but he was with the cowboys. Who are you know, not a traditionally dysfunctional? Getting free agent right to finally there will be only sixty games in this year's short and MLB, season and giants manager Cape Kappler, preparing to have to play with more urgency in the regular season than ever before. We. Play Games like. White playoff. And there's a number of reasons we can do that, but. Because, this is spreading in the game season, is he? Is Very likely that we're GONNA. Erase. So each game this season is equal to two point seven games in a normal one hundred sixty two game season I mean after by after about five or six games in I mean maybe. You open the season with two weeks. From that point forward. It's basically playoff race ball which is. Slow Awesome playoff baseball I, mean I know sport changes more from regular season to the playoffs. It just feels different in October so much urgency much tension. You feel like you're really watching a story. Unfold when you watch playoff baseball like when I watch college football in October, it doesn't feel much different than college football January marching Penn. State Ohio state in October, you know. Like I feel like God, the losers out, but in baseball, the kind of apathy in June until the urgency of October. It's a different sport. Entirely it isn't that's that's basically the. Whole season. Great Joy Taylor the news. Well that's the news for stopping. Heard lie twelve years most notably with the Yankees in the as Fox sports baseball analyst. He's a walking red bull. All sorts of Energy Nick Swisher now joining the coward. Global Satellite Network brought to you by Benz the best or nothing, so let me ask you, nick. As a player. Now as employer, you one hundred sixty two games, you could get off to a bad. April, right, you could struggle in June. He could find yourself go to the park early in the cage now. He got none of that nonsense. You none of you have to be ready to go game four so it would it change you and your preparation as a player? Now I don't think you could prepare any more than you can for sixty games. I think the one thing we're really gonNA notice is the guys who have been working and the guys who haven't I mean. Obviously there is a huge. Push on this season so to be able to have the sixty game season I am stoked to get live sports back on television. The only thing I wish we could have done this. I wish we could have been on TV about a month or so ago. Being the only sport on television, we could have gained so many fans, but at the end of the day man we got the deal. Baseball is back and. So if I said to you. What part of baseball in this shortened season will matter more. Is it bullies? Is it starting? Is it Infield? Is it power what's going to matter the most? Yeah I think teams when the best starting pitching and bullpen right just overall staffs I think are going to be the best I think those are the things that are more stable than obviously the batting averages, so I think in general teams like the returning champion Washington. Nationals have a good shot I think the Houston. Astros have a good shot. New York Yankees but. But even like a team like the mets, Cincinnati reds have great pitching could get off to a hot start, because if you end up starting the season two and ten. You might well kiss your playoff. Chances Goodbye. Yeah, so there's a bunch of new rules I. Want you to have an opinion on all of them. Let's start with the with the Universal D. H.. Your thoughts on that. Do you like it? I love it, I love it I. Love Everything about the offensive side of the game. I Love I. Mean Let's be honest I. Love pitchers, just as much as anyone else, but we don't to see the picture coming up with the bases loaded. Nobody right not what we WANNA see. We Wanna see Nelson Cruz going to pay off. We want to see these days. So at the end of the day I'm a big offensive guy I think it's huge to be able to have the ability to add thirty five to forty five home runs to your team's total, another hundred one hundred twenty. Rb is if you have a great D. H. and think it opens up fifteen new jobs, which I think is amazing in a competitive sport. Okay, let's talk about another one that actually surprise me. That baseball went with it. You put a runner at second base at the start of extra innings because they don't want. They don't want seventeen in games. How does that land for you? Why I think it's good, I think for myself. I've been able to witness it. At the minor league levels, so there's still so much strategic plan that can move into that right runaround second base. Do you walk the next guy up right? The guy over to third and then walked the next two guys to set up the double play so I think there's so many different ways you can go about it. I definitely think this is something that major league. Baseball is thinking about big time in the future only to save players arms, obviously trying to get you off the television by ten o'clock. It's huge and I think that this would do this. There's not a whole lot of games in the minor leagues that go fifteen sixteen seventeen innings like they used to. So I think this is a good thing. I think it'll be nice. Nice I. Think in obviously the excitement levels way up and at the end of the day we get to put more players on the field. You know it's interesting for the Astros so I mean the Yankees will be good. The dodgers will be good. The braves will be there certain teams. We know we think the as the twins could be good, and we and we kind of know Detroit Seattle. Pittsburgh won't be great. The razor supposed to be good, but let let me ask you about Houston, so Houston gets the GM gets fired. The manager gets fired. There's massive punitive action for cheating. and. But. When they go on the road now, yeah, how many fans are there? Call yes, many exactly. This is a huge huge bump for the Houston. Astros I mean obviously for myself. They're still in my penalty box. A little bit I mean obviously you know. Get get caught in the science dealing scandal I. Think was one thing now for them not to pay the price for not being able to hear what what what fans actually have. Have, to say I think in general, a huge psychological boost for them, because at the end of the day men, no one appreciates all that negative energy moving on you and the Houston Astros Bro Definitely got a lot lifted off their shoulders by this season. For sure. Who Do you like and why? What team should be favored? And who do you like? I'm obviously I'm a little biased call always have been grow, but this is the Yankees year. Year Grow Garrett Cole, number, one I know Severino's down, but at the end of the day this sort of season healthy the yankees out so much Aaron. Judge is going to be healthy Aaron. Hicks is going to be healthy. Giancarlo Stanton is going to be healthy gyms. Paxton's going to be healthy. All the guys that they anticipated being ready for regular season will now be regular for the regular. We'll be ready for the regular season I. think their time. It's been since own on Aaron Boone. Guys they'd been close. They've been knocking on the door. This is the year they push through now. It's interesting was sixty games in cove it. You'RE GONNA. Play your division it. Forty of the Sixty Games is just your division. And then you got twenty games at a regional game so like the dodgers will never go more than Houston. So when you look at all the division and regional scheduling. Is there a team or two? That benefits from this? I don't necessarily think there's going to be a team that actually benefits from all the travel I just think guys are so excited to get back on the field and play I've played in all the Al. West the Al Central and the Al East, and the travel is way easier in Ale central than any division for sure so I think if you're talking about travel, wise Ale central has the advantage, but this year so different than any other year we had. I hope Major League. Baseball remembers what they're doing and rolling with the punches and do what we can to get our game back on the field, because all fans wanted sports, I want Colorado. That's all you want and at the end. End of the day man. It's nice to get this deal done. Get the boys back on the field, so let's talk about sixty games I've never had a problem with the length of a baseball game college football's fifteen minutes longer today than twenty years ago and I still watch the game good, if games good I don't care I. Just don't care for games if it's captivating, it's like a movie. Go three hours. If it's a great movie right now but I do think the lack of urgency in one hundred sixty two games hurts people like me. I'm married. I got a bunch of kids. I gotTA demanding job I. Don't have a lot of time for stuff. That doesn't matter a lot. So is your hope that sixty games if it's really good, the owners are like you know. Maybe we should go down to one hundred twenty. What do you? Think about that. That's what I'm saying. I think they need to look at what's happening right now. I think the excitement for baseball is so excited right now. I heard. You guys just talking about it a minute ago. Let's be honest. Playoff baseball is a lot better than regular season baseball, just like I think in any other sport and like Gabe. Kaplan is there a sense of urgency to come out of the gates to attend could be the. The end of your season, and then also, if you start the season ten in two, that could mean, you're making it to the playoffs for the first time in fifty years I think the explained to the expanded playoff teams is going to be amazing. There's a great opportunity to get a guy like Mike Trout into the playoffs, which is going to be amazing and also to the managing side. There's going to be a lot. More moves made really. I think analytics are GONNA play a big part, but I also think teams are really going to kind of get into their own groove, and that's why I think teams have great starting pitching. Starting pitching can carry you and entire season especially for sixty games. How would you kind of confront or reconcile the covid nineteen? Some guys may not WANNA. Play Baseball's more and more a global sport. This is a global pandemic. Would you be worried about it, or would you just say like listen? Man I'm young. I'm in shape most. You guys when you're when you're when you're twenty. Two to thirty two guys like us. Wish your. That's how. Throw. So how would you reconcile the Kovic? It's there. I may get it your thoughts. Yeah, hundred percent. I. Think you definitely need to pay attention? This is something not to mess around with I think we're and just the kind of little different areas of had certain spikes over the last couple of weeks I think there's something that the players need to pay attention to. They need to stay healthy. They need to do their part. Because the last thing you want to do is put these guys in any jeopardy and all the. The sudden take it home to their wife. Their children their grandparents. That's the last thing you wanNA. Do so I think at the end of the day as exciting as it is to have sports back on television, I also want these guys to make sure they are safe as well by the way. One of the dynamic players in baseball is Aaron judge. People may not realize this that the Yankees Aaron judge because of you. Hey. Come on the gift that keeps on giving. Leave, but just keep giving you know what I'm saying you were you actually? The Yankees got a COMP draft. Pick a compensatory pick when you left, and it became Aaron Judge, so congratulations. No doubt it's like my big younger son right. I love that. I love your energy. What have you been doing for the last four months? Man? You know what I've been doing just trying to stay busy. You know I think at the end of the day. It's like you want WanNa. Try and give back as much as you can. And for myself, and that's all I'm trying to do. I'm doing a lot of amateur stuff now. Just teamed up with a company called prospect dugout. Check us out on instagram man. We're trying to do some great things trying to put put together some good experiences and do best to try and help and give back to our communities Nick Swisher Fox sports one of my favorite people on the earth. Great Seen. Colin RMC Youtube Rabbit all right Nick Swisher. He is walking red bull man. He is great I just I love talking. Baseball. Remarkable energy he does he really does. So, we got baseball, sixty games all in fast urgent. I always say that people don't like baseball. No regular season baseball I got a bunch of kids I got a job I got a wife. I can't give a Tuesday. Wednesday up to watch twins games now now Yankees Fall Red Sox. You're dodgers whoever they're playing. CUBS avs, everybody in the room gets it like everybody gets, but it is hard and baseball. It lacks urgency so I've been saying this for years. I don't love the NFL going eighteen games selfishly. It's better for my business. I cut it down to fourteen. Get rid of the preseason. College football. Let's cab conferences only one conference game conference schedule Let's go. I don't need to see Alabama faced. Citadel and Troy I'm not interested. You get one conference game boom by September. Tenth you are in your conference, schedule and baseball. It's a better sport with one hundred games. The owners will never give that up unless they get a higher per i. always thought from the players perspective I would give up a percentage of revenue if I didn't have to play as long. The reality is I would rather have lower risk of injury I'd rather play one hundred games at one, hundred, sixty two and you know Mike. Trout would go from thirty, five, million, a year or two twenty nine. What does it matter? California takes half of it anyway. It's called taxes so I liked the idea of urgency fewer games, fewer meetings, fewer practices. Everything counts I think that's the future of sports going forward. Coming up next if you love Tom Brady terrible news, that's coming up. Be sure to catch live additions of the heard weekdays at noon. Eastern and Pacific stays. Episode is brought to you by IBM. For businesses around the world. Today isn't a restart. It's a rethink that's why they're partnering with IBM. 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Be Kidding me. You don't think the only full-time black driver in Nascar doesn't have a right to be sensitive to that. You're out of your mind. You look foolish arguing that you're out of your mind. that. I'm the only full-time black driver. So it's out now, here's the picture I wish it would have been presented two days ago. The hoax crowd could have seen that if you're arguing. That's not a news and you're arguing. That's on every garage door NASCAR again. I can help you. You've come with an agenda. I can't help you, but that pictures real it is out. It is official and it's frightening. Sorry, it is. It's frightening. Well if you hate. Tom. Brady and I know listen. We all acknowledge is great, but it's football, right? You don't want any quarterback that always beats years I mean poor joy. Taylor. Her entire life is a series of Tom beating the steelers and Miami. You can acknowledge his greatness. He's irritating so. PF came out. Pro Football Focus, they great every player. This is what they do. They great guards and they came out. With, the best rosters in the NFL. And we would all guess well Ravens, and the Niners, and the chiefs and the saints those are obvious, the first four look who's number five. Years. and. They didn't get that rating just because Tom and GRONK. They have the fifth best roster in the NFL, and it's funny. So, let's go back to twenty twelve when Peyton Manning? Chose the broncos had lots of suitors and lots of options right. He was a free agent. College was being recruited. If you go back to the team. He took so Peyton. Manning's a smart guys been in the League forever. What did Denver have? Ryan cloudy was all pro left. Tackle so Peyton new. My butts protected. They had Eric Decker Demaria's Thomas had good weapons so when he's looking at all these teams, they had good weapons and good left tackle. They had great corners. Champ Bailey and Chris Harris and they had Elvis Dumas Ville in von Miller so here is Peyton manning looking? At Denver he's like. I got my weapons and actually ran the ball pretty well. Not Great I've got my weapons I. Know I have great corners and a pass rush. And they got to the playoffs with Tim Tebow. Like I'm the missing piece. It was not a rebuilding. Denver well then Tom Brady looks at Tampa. They have the best receiving duo on the league. Nobody denies that arguably the best tight end duo on the league. The Best Young linebacking core in the league with Devon White Levante, Davis Shack Barrett who led the NFL last year with nineteen and a half sacks, and they have good pass rushers so again he looks at that and things Jameis Winston through for thirty, two, thirty three. I'm the missing piece so when when you're brady and your Peyton Manning, it's not just about XS and Os. These are highly sophisticated guys that have played in the NFL for you know a decade and a half and they know what you have to enter. So manning saw weapons. approachable guy to protect his butt on the line. Corners and pass rushers. I'm going to be in games. I don't have to save the franchise. I'm the missing piece. Brady sees the same things I've got vertical perimeter weapons. Interior tight end weapons. Good, enough, sneaky, good old line, and on the defense. I got the best linebacking corps, and they get to the quarterback just like Denver in Manning. So Tom Brady saying. The other quarterback will generally face more pass rush than I will. Because Denver had a sneaky, good, old line and actually Tampa. Bay, now that they've solved right tackle has a really sneaky good ole line. Especially Center left guard left tackle so. Think the the bad news for people is. Denver was really good. There's a reason that Tibo got to the playoffs. Think about this with Tampa, I join. I talked about this. The fact that a quarterback could throw three interceptions in a half dozen pick sixes. In the division with the Seitz, who played twice a year? And three weeks out before the end of the season, they were the playoff picture. They were playing well so I think Brady takes a page from Peyton, Manning's book and just says. I'm the missing piece. Of quarterback and throw thirty picks. And this team, a game under five hundred. So I don't think we quite understand that Tampa's got the best receiving duo in the NFL. Arguably now the best tight end do on the NFL. Along with Pittsburgh I'd argue the most athletic, young and backing core in the NFL. Insert Win Games I think it's pretty simple by the way, show the top ten again. These are the ten most according to PF grade every roster in the NFL. I would agree with the Ravens won. Niner secondary's not great so I would put the saints to niners three. Kansas City for and then I think there's some surprises. Here Bucks Five. Cowboys have a bad secondary, but six I think what happens is the first four teams feel like you've got more stars I mean Raven Saints niners chiefs. You got real superstars. By the way Ravens are about the only team in the NFL to me. That doesn't have a whole. The saints do not have an Athletic Nimble quarterback right now in breeze. He's over. They don't have a they, don't they? Don't throw the ball down the field. The Ravens to me are virtually the perfect team. If Lamar takes one more step that that roster has no hole, but in a salary cap era you, the saints quarterback is not overly dynamic. The forty nine or second secondary's not great. The chiefs defense was good at the end of the year. Not good early. BUCCANEERS had to figure out right tackle not a great running game. Cowboy secondary's bad. Bills Offensive Line has been rebuilt I. Don't think it's great, but it's been rebuilt. The titans are not dynamic throwing the ball down the field to be honest. Philadelphia's wide receiving corps looks talented, but it needs some parental perimeter. Pop, it can be pretty stagnant, and I think the steelers right now. Running back isn't dynamic. Wide Receiver Doodoo Smith Schuster you. Cross your fingers on. He's not really game-breaker. He's a very good wide receiver, but the Ravens to me are the only team in the league. It's hard to argue I. don't see the weakness. It was pass rush collapse Campbell. Weakness over. Coming up next Chris Simms some thoughts on Jamal, Adams being a San Francisco Forty niner. That according to multiple reports is heating up next the hurt. One more heard the heard streams twenty four hours a day seven days a week within the iheartradio APP search her to listen live or on demand whenever you like apartments dot, com is the number one rental search website with the most listings of apartments condos townhomes. You name it and the best tools to find a new space without leaving your place with three D, virtual tours and hd videos and photos, including interiors neighborhood images, and even drone of exterior views. 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It's the her. Good Week shows goodstuff yesterday Carson Palmer yesterday. Go back and listen to our archive. Emmanuel Acho yesterday. So good to finding, get Carson Palmer on it. He had so much insight on Tom Brady. He had such insight on. If you're a Bengal Fan on Joe Borough. Dolphin Fan on to. His. Sort of on the bingles on moving to new teams for Tom Brady. It was so smart. He just a wealth of knowledge about Brady's moved to Tampa Bay, and what it's going to be like, and I have said this joy. Taylor's joining us. It is very easy to ask an intense guy to chill out a little. That was Tom Coughlin with the giants. He came to the giants. His face was purple. He wasn't winning and the in the owners. The Mara family came down and said Tom. The world's changing. Just lighten up a little bit. More be more congenial with your players and he didn't. They want super bowls. It's very difficult to take flip-flop casual guy and make him a grinder. Grinders like to go to non talk golf to grinders like to go to Hawaii Pete Carroll's Grinder He loves go surfing in Hawaii. Bill Belichick loves the golf and go to Nantucket. You can take grinder guy and lighten him up a little. But a lot of people just don't have. Will they just don't have this kind of genuine want to succeed? It's hard to take chill guy and be intense. Brady is willful and driven an extra time and extra practice. He's even going against the NFL PA and getting all these guys to practice you see the video on the helicopter Tampa I worked in Tampa Tampa has just been laid back. It's not like an academic hub. Grind. It's not grinders. Go. Cities Beca- used to live in Portland. Cities? People move to cities because the city offers what people want, so like people that move to Hawaii don't want to run the world. They want to go to an island. They want good weather. They want to hide. They WANNA chill, and they probably like pineapple. Okay, that's people that move to Hawaii because you know that's what Hawaii. Moved to New Orleans your social. You like food. You like fun. You like culture. You moved to New Orleans, so people move to a city that they feel embodies what they love I used to live in Portland. There's not a Lotta grinders. Portland is chill. Portland's laid back. Portland's a quality of life city. People used to always say Oh, my God, you're a workaholic. Then I move near new. York and everybody said you're just a worker. In Portland. I was seen as like relentless and a workaholic is it? That's not the city. It's very laid back BAFTA craft beer. It's hanging out in the summer. It's a lot of young people, sports, apparel, companies, Nike and Adidas Very Social. Just, just just the city is. Boston is like an academic hub a political hub a sports hub. It is intense, and that feeds itself. The Celtics Compete against the bruins compete against the red SOx compete against the Patriots to all be smarter than the other teams you notice. All three of those four were early adapters to analytics. The Red Sox were very early adapters. The Celtics were I don't follow hockey enough to know the Bruins, but the New England patriots have always been proactive to reactive so it just feeds itself. It's very academic and very intense and winning matters and history matters, and that all matters now you move to Tampa. It's Ebor city. It's cocktails early. Get on your boat. It's take Fridays off and the organization has never had a great sense of urgency. It's not that they're not trying to win. But, when you when you put in fifty hour weeks, and you're like I m grinder. In a New England, they put in seventy hours and they still say do your job. So it to me, Tom is going to go, and there's just not gonna be. This automatic understanding is. Of course we're staying the night in the facility. That is what we do, and by the way Janus I always felt felt a lot like. Tampa I never. James was always kinda fun social THAAD little goofy little. Let's have a good time that kind of fit. It was more of what Tampa was. What Tampa needs is urgency is intensity is a focus and a drive and stay the night in the facility. Now I think it's going to be very interesting to watch that it's not about Tom. Completing passes good people, good coaches, good weapons. They're gonNA score points, but there's an intensity thing. I lived next to Boston for a decade. And I worked in Tampa for two and a half three years. Like two different continents, they don't even feel the same I can remember. GOING TO TAMPA. And walking into a pizza joint, and it was basically a gambling bookie joint and I'm like. It was it was. The economy was strange. It was like an underground economy, and that's a pizza joint. Now it's a bookie place in back, and I'm like that and I remember living in new. England and I just remember about how laid back. Everybody was in Tampa very nice, but just like there's no rush to do anything, and then I remember living eleven years right next to Boston, and the history and its provincial, and it's protective, and it's intense, and it's demanding, and you stay at the club, and you work all day and it is. So different and I think that's what I'm interested to see. Not Tom Completing passes. Ain't going to be a problem, but if Tom Loses a game, he goes from intense to obsessive. Tom Hasn't had a lot of three game losing streaks net a lot of two game losing streaks over the last twenty years. Tampa been defined by losing streaks so Thomson Tense. What if he loses to straight? He's thrown stuff. Like the PEOPLE ARE GONNA lose jobs the move, people. They're gonNA trade people. They're going go. It's a whole different ballgame. Because intense guy. Chill a little, he can have a Margarita one day laid back guy. Heart attorney him into a grinder. See this story. Jamal Adams Trade is reportedly picking up steam. Oh. According to grant. Con Of sports illustrated. Jamal Adams of the jets. To the forty niners. Is Picking up steam. So San Francisco over the last three years. Would we all admit they've been hyper aggressive. They went and gave Jimmy Garoppolo a ton of money at the time. I didn't know how good he was last year season. They go after Emmanuel Sanders. Give up picks. They pursued Tom Brady in the off season. They landed Trent Williams shocked. All of us left tackle off. They traded the very talented deforest Buckner to Indianapolis off season. Here. They go again. Highly aggressive by the way Kansas City aggressively moved up to get Patrick Mahomes. Baltimore Marcus Peters Class Campbell Thomas Mark Ingram. They quickly traded a tight end. They had drafted year-earlier. Baltimore aggressive. Saints members to get Marcus Davenport the picks they gave up. Their aggressive to go get teddy bridgewater as a backup Jameis Winston. They've been very aggressive with their quarterback position so Baltimore. San Francisco Seattle. Now story is out. They WANNA Antonio Brown aggressive. WHO's not aggressive. Think about this. Who Do we think is a top team in the NFL? Green Bay packers. Could have had Khalil Mack. GonNa pass on that. Jared Cook Aaron Rodgers. Just get me jared cook. Keep him here. Let him go. Brett farve. Wanted Randy Moss so bad I can taste it and they passed on him. So, it's interesting. The NFC now Philadelphia hyper aggressive Seattle hyper aggressive San. Francisco hyper aggressive in the AFC. It looks like Kansas. City went and got honey badger remember that big trade they meet with D. Ford. Kansas City's aggressive Baltimore's aggressive New England's always been pretty aggressive, getting and letting go of guys. San Francisco Seattle. WHO's not? Green Bay Jamal. Adams would be the best football player on the Green Bay. Packers with Aaron. Rodgers Davante Adams, so it's funny, whose aggressive and WHO's not aggressive. In this. Day and age. We've said this about. Are you aggressive analytically? Are you aggressive in free agency? Are you aggressive? Moving picks in the draft aggressive winds. I it's this is what I've said about Dana. White Dana White doesn't always hit the right tones I mean. He drops more F bombs at press conferences in any CEO the company. But he has literally. Created a new sport that didn't really exist fifteen years ago. Like he created a new sport, we've always been baseball country of football country, boxing country, attendance country, a Golf Country Hockey Country Dana White's like I'm going to create a wildly new sport, Popular Sport He did it off aggressive. mean he found an island a whole fights there in California, a hold of fight governor literally went to the CEO of Disney Disney and said you can't. You can't do this. We got covid. An hour later. Okay, I'm GonNa the fight in Florida, I'm GonNa. Go to Jacksonville I'M GONNA. Go buy an island. I, I. I'M GONNA. Go to Dubai. Aggressive wins the niners regressive. Today Jamal Adams. Let's go. Here's a pick. Here's to let's go the superbowl windows. Jimmy Garoppolo has been hurt before the super bowl windows. You think they last forever. Three years ago Aaron. Rodgers, best player in the World Aaron, Rodgers right now last two years has declined like this stuff ends fast in a sport where you can tackle people. Coming up next. 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Listen to the Red Table Talk. podcast presented by Facebook Watch and Westbrook audio on the iheartradio APP apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcast. You know what's interesting. Is Most of us. Who are over forty? We saw a lot of Phil Simms. And Phil Simms one super bowls. Then it became a great announcer for CBS was his son Chris. Simms and a Lotta Times quarterbacks have sons that become quarterbacks and Chris had an interesting career. He has played for Mack Brown. Jon Gruden Jeff Fisher Josh mcdaniels with the Patriots Young Older Offensive Defensive Progressive Conservative and when he comes out with opinions on quarterbacks, I listen, he is now joining me in Connecticut via the Coward Global Satellite Network NFL analyst Co host pro football talk live all right, so let's you came out. With your quarterback list and these row was fun. We've been saying every day. We take a list and talk about it, so let's look at Chris Simms top ten quarterbacks in the league. These are all great it, so it goes mahomes Wilson. That's I agree some disagreement but Aaron Rodgers Sean. Lamar, Carson, Matt Dak Matt Stafford and Cam Newton Cams higher than I would put him. Now. Let's go to eleven through twenty. So eleven through twenty is tannahill Kinda Murray Kirk cousins Big Ben Brady Breeze. Philip Rivers Josh Allen, Derek Carr, Jimmy Garoppolo. The first one that jumps out to me is twenty one in five and twenty six. Jimmy Garoppolo you Evan is a lower third quarterback. So what does the tape tell you? What don't you like with him? Right now that's a good question I off, and he is the kind of guy into has the type of talent to be a top ten quarterback or right around. You know that that talk right around that area of guys. Certainly I think the big thing is first off. The stats can be a little bit misleading with Jimmy Garoppolo. The game is served up on a silver platter for him in a very special way because Kyle. Shanahan I would argue as the greatest you know. Play designer in the sport right now. It's either him or Sean Payton or Josh mcdaniels. It's one of those three, but I. Think the thing that I look. Look at more than anything as you know with him at times can be a little dicey with decision making certainly, and then even you know. Some of the throwing at times is less than hey. We all look at that last. Throw right against the chiefs the deep post. He's wide open. You know he's not a great deep ball thrower. He's not a great outside the numbers out. You know comeback deep out routes, those type of throws. That's not his forte, either so I think because of that. That's where I got a doctors now. He's a pretty good athlete. No doubt about that got a quick release. It's not a big time arm. But again I'd like. To Take into account. It was his first year as a starter. He's GonNa. Get better I know. He's been around for a while. We've been talking about, but I think this is a guy that's still kind of growing into himself and what he is as a quarterback, but you know I think the things that concern me a little better. What we saw in the playoffs, a team and a coach become a little gun shy because they weren't quite sure where the ball was going to go. I don't know if I. Always Trust the decision or the accuracy of the throw is the ultimate. Well I I. Think you're really appoint that. I can't argue because I like Garoppolo more than you, but the point I can argue I watched the niners take the ball out of his hands in the playoffs, and that's telling me. They didn't trust him, and I can't argue that like read trailing her. A lead gives it to mahomes paid by the way. Seattle gives it to Russell so that argument I have no. I can't debunk that it all now. Let's go to Aaron Rodgers for the first time. You've you ranked top forty quarterbacks every year. You have moved him down. Is that now see you put Russell ahead of him, so do I I had the last two to three years. So why are you down your? You think he's the best quarterback that ever played. You've now moved him down. What are you seeing? Yeah well, it's all about what they are right now. On the two thousand twenty season, so everybody knows that you know I'm not looking about career, accomplishments or anything like that and yeah. I think this is the first year. I'm going into a season since two thousand and ten where I go. ooh, Aaron Rodgers isn't the best quarterback in football. Still an awesome arm quick release can make. Make plays off schedule could do things that a lot of quarterbacks. Football still can't do the reason. He falls down to number three to me one you want. The first thing would be mahomes and Russell Wilson I. Think can do more with less right now than Aaron Rodgers. Can you know when the system doesn't deliver or the injuries or the still? Guys aren't up to par I. I do I. Think Mahomes and Wilson could do more that wet. You Know I. Think the other thing I'll say where I. Think Rogers is off a little bit do i. see a slippage and skills to a degree. Yes, it's finite I mean we're talking about one of the most gifted guys ever, but I think a few miles per hour has fallen off his fastball. I don't. Don't think he's as fast as quick to dance around and pull off that Rogers magic that we used to see him. Do so much so I think that's the client, and he would be my biggest thing that I would like to see Aaron Rodgers change about his game. Because I think he's got a lot of good years left in front of them and I don't think his. His arm is ever really fall off like it's never gonNA fall off a cliff. He's always going to have a top five top ten arm. Even if he played his years old, but I'd like to see him. Cut It loose a little bit more. What I say when I say that Colin is within the normal confines of the offense. There's too many plays when I watch on film. Film where I go okay five drop. He took one hitch. The guys open throw it. Let let lose, but he's a little careful with it. And then he holds it, and he looks for something else, and you know because of the skills declining just a little bit. He can't always make the magic that used to now. He was forced to play that way for a long long. Long time so I think he's trying to break out of that, but I think with the getting older in age and what I saw go last year and remember the Mat in the floor argument on the field early in the season. That's exactly what it was about. It was like hey, there was a guy. Open your Aaron, Rodgers! You can hit a fly on the wall cutting. Cutting loose, throw it. You can do it, and he's a little careful that way sometimes not pull the trigger, and that can lead to saks throwing the ball away too many times that I just wish Rogers would cut her loose a little bit more in that fashion. It's a really good observation about the matt la Fleur Aaron Rodgers Confrontation early. I also noticed in your top ten. People that I don't think are naturally gifted throwers I. Don't think that has a great armed. Shawn's not a gifted throw. It was my knock at Clemson, but you have them ranked very high cams got host that cams issues, not that. But you have back into Sean higher than a lot of people would because they're not the classic. Tight, spiral. They're kind of be arms. What? But why do you have sean as high as you do? Why do you have Dak that high? Well I think. I with Sean. I think the Shawn's arm is better than you're giving credit and I'm not trying to disrespect you on your own show or anything, but just having seen it in person. I don't think TV. Does it justice all the way with the Shawn Watson I think because he can throw the ball with such ease and fluidity and smoothness that we think Oh, it's not. Not Moving at that fast of a pace now we're all totally agree with you Colin. Is You know there's some precision passing that? The Shawn Watson needs to get better at you know. He's not the greatest short game thrower, an intermediate passer all the time for guys, smartness talented he is, he takes too many sacks and throws the ball away too much at times, but But you know again. That's an offense. That's had a crap offense align really only one go to wide receiver and he can make chicken salad at a chicken. You know what a whole lot and I'm big on that. Plus in that offense, it's not always quarterback friendly. They push the ball down the field. They expect him to make twenty and thirty yard throws regularly and. and to me when nothing's there, he's one of the best off schedule players and football, so I put him there because I think he can play in any offense, and he could carry just about any offense to fool you think hey, that team's pretty good and I would go a yeah, but they got number four, and he's great, and he makes them look good Prescott. With. A lot of what you said. It's not a like a gifted special arm, but he is a good deep ball thrower. He does throw the ball pretty accurately. It's not like a WHOA. Wow, did you see that throw? And then you've got to take into account the way look at that. Play right there the way he moves in the pocket and slides around. He's much better at doing those things, and we want to give him credit for plus the threat of him running running off schedule and scrambling and bootlegs, but also the design runs. They have for him to. That's encompassing to what he brings to the offense and I think because of. Of that. Yes, I think he's a top ten quarterback in football now. Wow you sex appeal all the time, but he's a big. He's tough. He has a good arm. He's a very good athlete. Sizes skill at the quarterback position because he's not affected by people around him in the pocket. When people are grab are touching them. He still can throw twenty yard throws down to throw and not be affected by that, so because of all those things that's where I stand with Dak Prescott on good arguments. Okay so I, made this argument and your perfect 'cause you played in. Tampa and I worked in Tampa and I said that Boston is an academic. Political and sports hub the Celtics Compete against the red SOx compete against the bruins compete against the Patriots it. Just it feeds itself. It's prep school academic pie too intense. The weather's intense. The people are intense. The arguments intents. Tampa's the opposite Tampa was ebor city. Let's go to have cocktails. Let's get on the sail boat. Let's take Friday off and I said it's easy. It's easy for intense people to lighten up and go golf. It's hard. Ask laid back people to become Tom Coughlin and. and I wonder what Tom and Tampa, if it will be off putting his intensity on a two game, losing streak his demands for a culture down there and football in lifestyle, that is the opposite the antithesis of Boston your thoughts. Well I think you make a lot of great points and I would agree with you and just about everything you said there. You know my my thing. I would add to it just to go well Tampa. That's exactly what you need. And that's why you know I love the bucks, but that's why been a relevant for a long time, because you haven't had enough players or coaches, or whatever it may be of that attitude and mindset that Tom Brady has again. Listen look at what he's doing right now down there. You're right and he's GonNa, hold that of organization. Do a standard. Hey! Kobe nineteen pandemic, whatever it is Tom Brady's. Brady's out there throwing footballs and leading guys out there on the practice field daily, and that's what I respect about him. I mean He. There's just no bs him and yeah, are there going to be days where I think the coaches and the Organization of man? This guy is he's tough to work with. He's demanding. He's expects a lot out of us. Yes, that's right, but it's GonNa. Make them a better football team when all said and done also the other angle. I really liked that he brings down there. You know you always hear that. Bruce Arians aggressive passing game. Right Colin no risk. It no biscuit, all of that. I think Brady is GonNa bring the little bit of that new, England short passing game along with it. And now you got the combination of Bruce Arians, and some of that Bill Belichick Josh mcdaniels up and I think it's GonNa. Make that offense, even more dangerous, so that's why I like the marriage there and I think Tom is really the perfect guy to Kinda. Give that poker in the but to the Tampa Bay buccaneers organization general. Good stuff Chris Simms NFL analyst NBC Sports Pro Football Talk You look great. Say Hi to your dad. Thanks for coming on. You the man you look great to I'll see a big my hair. Does it with the rest of. My hair's unbathed unmade bed of a man. Good. I love talking to him. Get your free credit scorecards today. Even if you're not a discover customer, learn more discover dot com slash credit scorecard limitations apply you know He. He made really good arguments. He made a really really interesting argument on. Jimmy Garoppolo is that the organization told you what they thought when they took the ball out of his hands in two playoff games. It's like I can't argue that I can't argue that you get against the wall on that one. There's no I have no come back on. Kyle Shanahan took the ball his hands 'cause, and he's not taking it out of Patrick, mahomes hands. Ever. He also very much agreed with your. Current assessment of Aaron Rodgers. Yes which is. Yeah which is go, let it loose, Babe. You've got this great arm. Let Dan Marino to the last throw letter ramp. You've got if you can't be beholden to petrified and paralyzed with interceptions. That's my and almost like he's. He's now protecting his passer anything Erin. You are the guy that throws the ball through a keyhole door. Let it go joy Taylor the news. No turn on the news. This is the third line news let the Elliott is one of the more profile NFL players to have tested positive for covid nineteen. He said he's feeling good now, and he's on the road to recovery, and when it comes this upcoming season, he thinks that the health of the players and their families is still something. The League needs to work on. He said there's a lot of moving parts. That after we figured out, you've got to put the health of the players, I I got corona, and it really didn't affect me much, but a lot of people have kids. They may have kids with asthma. They may have newborn babies or parents or grandparents may live with them I. do hope we have a season, but it has to be right. I mean we've obviously had a lot of conversations about how the baseball season is going to come back. What the NBA season is GonNa. Look like coming back, MLS. But, they're coming back right now while we are very much still in what feels like the height of corona. We haven't really discussed at all. How the NFL season is going to look. A, little further down the road. We got a couple of months in every week. There's new information about the virus, so it really has been not really a point in discussing how what it's going to look like because everything has changed so much of the past couple of months. But I think one of the things is going to be really crucial for the NFL season, because there are a solo, any more moving parts to an NFL team than any of these other leagues that we're talking about just the facilities and the the equipment managers and assistant equipment managers. How many guys are on the team? How many coaches are on the sideline? I mean like the web that each of these individuals that have to be there in order for an NFL to happen just continues to. Spring off there's there's so many people involved. It's going to be on. A big responsibility is gonNA be on the players to be responsible now again. This is a trust thing like. If you go to the grocery store, it can be a problem, but you know we're all working through this together. It's GonNa. be a different world when it comes to the season, it's going to be a huge adjustment for everyone. How do we manage it There's a certain responsibility. Responsibility with immediate, not overreact. You're going to have a lot of COVID cases I mean. We've got a spike right now in the country. Nobody's quite sure what the spike is because state said, go to bars was at the protest S. we had more people together in spaces. I mean nobody knows exactly why, but we've got a spike right now in America, so we're just in from the very first week of this. You and I said this on the air. We're going to have to manage. This managed mental health we were. We just manage all medical situations. We'll answer for it. We don't have an answer for most medical. We have the flu we have. We have a flu shot. Ninety percent of people he could take it and won't take it because they don't like shots and sometimes. When you take, the flu shot, it makes you briefly sick, so it's like we're we manage influenza every. Every release thirty five thousand people in America every year with that, so we I do also think there's going to be similar to what we're seeing with the NBA. There's going to be players that just are going to have a problem participating in the season, and the NFL's going to have to make some adjustments for them as well or if you do have someone that is vulnerable in your household, you might have to find. Find a place for them to stay during the season like there's going to be judgements that a lot of people are going to have to make I'm sure the NFL has been on top of all of this as far as reopening the facilities and taking care of everyone and putting out really strict guidelines for how to do it so I'm sure they're already having conversations with players about you know how to manage all that. That so baseball is returning July, twenty, four and two. The League's most historic franchises are expected. Do very well in the shorter sixty game season according to Fox bet the Yankees are the favorites to win the world series this year plus three fifty. The dodgers are a close second at plus three seventy five. The Astros, who we talked about earlier with Nick, Swisher plus six hundred. That would probably send baseball fans into a forensic. the braves plus eleven, hundred nationals plus sixteen hundred I mean. Could you imagine if the Astros One? Well, they are getting a break to Knicks six points earlier. They're getting a huge break. Not Having fans in the stands this year. I also have really good starting pitching and a guy like ver- lander now comes in the most rested ever so berliner didn't have to make twenty stars. He make an eleven nine have A. They have a a a good team, but this year was going to be the years like punish. You went. You had to deal opposing fans everyone together. They were the PINATA. We were GONNA. Take our frustration on the Astros and it's like now. They'll be nobody two games it's. Not Going to happen so Lamelo ball is one of the top prospects, and this year is NBA draft. He's likely going to be a top five pick. The warriors have the worst record in the league and should be drafting early which is. Just wild when you consider what we how we've been talking about the warriors for the past. Five six years now there's going to be at the top of the NBA draft, but Lavar Ball doesn't think golden state is the right fit for his son. See that's the part I don't like about the Golden, state they got you know clay, and and the other guys, and now you WANNA. Put Mellow in that mix to say you gotTA. Follow these guys. Know followers just like they don't need to do what they do. Let him do date back. There's a reason you looking at my son. He's talented and can play the gain. It ain't that hard, but don't be like mellow got to wait his turn. To rehears to go by somebody. He gotta learn from the veterans. Day they can he play? Play, he can shoot. He absolutely can play. I think I think he's going to be a star I. Actually don't disagree with Lavar when it comes to this. I don't think Golden. State is a good personality fit for. Lamelo. It's not that he wouldn't do great. There is a great organization, but he's right like they have a ton of pieces, and he's a very is income as a young player very unpolished. I have not the kind of basketball they everybody was pushed back on Lavar Bad Dad I. Always said be very very careful about he had two kids. They're gonNA. FREE RIDE TO UCLA UCLA is one of the great. International Universities. Lonzo and Lamelo be very careful about all the criticism Lavar. Good kids great basketball. Players Nice, business pretty amazing now. Lamelo, was just a myth two years ago Oh. Yeah, he could go number one. He absolutely good he's going to be. He's going to be in the. Age I think he's talked to I. Think it's guaranteed top two I. Agree I just I i. mean I think he would do well golden state understand what Lavar. He's not I mean the other. He, don't. They don't need Lamelo. No. Good stuff to over the news. 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League Baseball has announced that the twenty twenty season will begin on Friday July twenty, four, th with MLB on returning on July twenty fifth with Fox Saturday baseball and we could not be more excited about this great news for baseball fans across the country baseball is back, and of course America's home for baseball this summer, as always will be Fox nfs one John smoltz Baseball Hall of Famer only player in the sport's history, two hundred plus wins over one hundred fifty saves twenty two years and eight all star appearances. He's joining US via cower global satellite network. Let's start with this. Europe pitcher. And over the course of a season. You can work your way through things in one hundred sixty two games. You know really have time to work your way through stuff. Would it change your prep as a pitcher? Coming in what it would it change your mindset coming in? It essentially feels like it's a sixty game playoff. How it change you as a pitcher John. Yeah well, you know. The biggest thing is going to be a veteran standpoint. The guys who have experienced I really think are GONNA be. Savored to figure it out quicker because when you have sprint. no-one has ever done this quite like this. When you have a sprint, you're going to have to rely on your years past your ability to throw the ball where you want to. Now. Having said that the first two weeks are going to be more chance for guys. Getting their feet went. Get Ready, but I think you're GONNA see some pitchers go a little bit sooner than they would. Maybe even in a four man rotation every once in a while once they get past two weeks ago. Is themselves in better shape? The ones who have the least amount of? Of work with their mechanics. That's the key. If you have simple mechanics, you're gonNA return like he didn't miss a beat. If you have complicated mechanics, you're going to struggle with throw strike Sir and I think that's going to be the case in the first couple of weeks, but I'm excited to watch this thing. Play out and see who, in the time off, dedicated themselves to their mechanics, and getting the feel back sooner than the guys who dedicated themselves to their body I think it'd be dedicate yourself to your body. You're more amped up to be a little off of your mechanics because you spend your energy working out. Let me, talk about the Universal D. H.. You're a nationally guy. pitchers hit. You took pride in it. What do you make of the Universal D. H., believe it or not I? Like it all those years I pitched I. Love The strategy of the National League but I think it's time with rosters that you're trying to build a roster and have a fair competitive campaign. We need to play by the same rules either that or Get Away with do away with with interleague play so I'm completely fine. What the D. H. I really am come to the other side on that standpoint, and then you're gonNA. Be Able to stay in the game so longer yet. Asked get if we're so. I'm fine with it. I'm fine with actually all the new rules. This is a year. We should be trying anything. We WanNA. Try to see what makes the game either move forward in a positive way, and I am excited about seeing some of those things those unintended consequences coming out of this short season that we're GONNA get to. To play. You know it's interesting. There's always been advantage playing in the middle of the country like the National League Central, the American league central, because you don't travel as much and so, and then now seven of the twelve favorites to win the world series are eastern teams, national or American and I'm thinking to myself. You kind of got hosed if you're the Yankees or the rays of the phillies or the Matt's. Baltimore's great team. To me I look at the cubs, and I think they always had an edge in travel, and now they get to play the American league central, which feels like a whole bunch of nothing to me outside of maybe the twins so i. think the cubs to me feel like geographically. They got a little bit of a break. Did that's my opinion, anybody? You get a break in the schedule. No I, agree with you, I mean when you're playing forty games in the division these for itself Right, but those twenty games could real easily determine a playoff spot or divisional winner. I agree with you. The central isn't as as as loaded as the other divisions are in American League, so it's a little. Little bit more of an advantage for the central teams, but having said that which you're gonna find out and what I think's GonNa happen is you're going to have a couple of surprise? Teams that are gonNA. Be Right there in the mix that have a great chance to make the playoffs, and there is going to be made complete, because they don't have to play one hundred sixty two games, you will not be exposed as a team of weaknesses at sixty games, you would over one hundred sixty two games, the example I would use it in a golf game. You may get away with one round, not showing your weakness, try to get around arounds at golf tournament and try to either weakness. And I think that's the same thing's going to be sitting. Here I think you can hide some of your weaknesses that one hundred sixty two games impossible to hide, so it's going to be very balanced. The great teams are going to be great, but the details that are gonNA take a team to the playoffs. This time around may be important, and that's why strategy and philosophy might change in this type of format than it would typically one hundred sixty two, so we'll starting pitching be bigger or the bullpen in a shortened season I talked to. Nick Swisher about this earlier. I mean if I said to you okay. These are the two or three things on a roster that are really gonNA matter. Would you think starting pitching of the bullpen were will be more crucial in an urgent season. I mean the easy answer is the. Way It's been, but I'm starting pitching. Because the bulk of the work that can be done now, you know we always try to take innings office, starting pitching or runners suitcase. You don't do that now. If you're in healthy position and you get to the point as I mentioned with your mechanics, you can now go deeper and come back quicker because you're not gonNA. Make as many start, so you're gonNA see strategy that has employed which I think is is interesting in itself. At the end of the year we talk about managing load of innings and pitch limits, but nobody talks about it when it comes to the postseason, the guys at the end of Of their tank and they're being used in relief than they started game the Houston relief. You can do that now in a way where you don't have to worry about the health risks I've always marveled at the end of the year when guys are actually at the highest risk of injury. We use them in unconventional roles so now I think you can rely on Washington staff. National Staff with the big three can go shears go maybe four times a year on three days rest, and that will not be a big deal and give them the strength they need and a balance. They have in a short season to give him an answer I think it's. Going to be bigger key than most people anticipate. I thought is a kind of a baseball legend. Like starting extra innings, put a runner at second base and I thought yeah, you're not gonna like that a little gimmicky, but you're okay with that one. I'm okay with it because I've seen the game now from a difference set lands as a broadcaster and low. This is my I got a couple of premises first of all I. it kills a t eighteen innings win. Sometimes you lose your better off in certain situations to lose earlier than to go deeper into kind of tap your staff. The other thing I don't like is selfishly. Players could send down after they other neck a little bit pitch for extra innings capable. It's GonNa. Get sent down. Another guy comes up plus the fact that this game when you get to the extra innings, really goes to hit a out of the ballpark in strikeout. When extra innings take place the reason to. To go so long as everyone's trying to hit it five hundred feet, so strikeouts in pop ups in fly balls. Go Way up, and that's why the strategy is really is. They'll strategist at least now. Everyone plays the same rules. It's no different than a field goal. Extra point from fifteen twenty yards to forty. Everyone has the same capabilities to make the extra point, but now you're gonNA. Utilize that strategy, a little bit differently and I think that's what you're going to see in the excellence bringing in a reliever that controls strikes. Maybe having a guy get the runner over, because both teams are going to have a chance to score the run. It's going to be how they choose to do. Will. They want the next batter set up the double play so strategy. All of a sudden becomes part of it after doing the world baseball classic. I realized that this was a better idea. What might traditional? Kind of conservative baseball historian was trying to lean on, so I'm good with good stuff. Buddy John smoltz the hall of Famer a good luck it in his golf club down in Atlanta. Go hit four under for everybody today. Thanks man. All right John smoltz Nick Swisher today. We've got a real baseball season. Brandon Marshall. Last hour. It is interesting on that. Start a runner at second base and extra innings. What do you do my gut feeling? Is You walk the first guy the inning? I WANNA ground ball. Be a double play I. Mean that would make sense to me right? I don't care about the guy at first. If the guy second scores, the guy I is irrelevant, but yeah I. Don't care about the guy I put a bottom line. Is that guy at second I want ground ball to the left side. Quick Throw to thirties out, so I mean it's really basically if you start with a guy at second half the time you're starting with a guy at second and I nobody out and you just you go to a ground ball pitcher. Cross your fingers. Absolutely. Start Your Day with Dr Start. Seven clinically tested ingredients. Great Way to start your morning. Nutrition protein digestive enzymes all good em drive start, dot, com, our number three. We are flying by the six time pro bowler. Who's going to be a great broadcaster brandon? Marshall will be joining us around the corner in L. A. It's the hurt. Be sure to catch live additions of the heard weekdays at noon. Eastern nine am Pacific on Fox. 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Mile Jog yesterday and I avoided people, so I don't wear all the time, but I think whenever possible try to wear a mask if you like sports I, think that's the best way to do it, and I like sports, but the the states that have gotten a little too cavalier. The states that didn't get hit. Initially in the warm weather, the Guy Little Cockatiel Cavalier. They're getting clobbered the state to the north that that really suffered through it. They're not having they're not. They're not facing the same thing because they really understand how crucial and how punitive viruses so please wear a mask, please. I'm asking if you love sports a brandon, Marshall does he play in the NFL for thirteen years and he was every other year a pro bowler, and arguably more than that and he is joining us now via the coward Global Satellite Network so. I thought you this morning because. The New York jets have a history. And this is the reality I I. Love Sam Darnold. I'm just being honest here. There organizations in this league that had been well run for most of my life. And there have been organizations, and it usually starts with owners that are not as well run and Jamal Adams was a winner in highschool and a winner in college, and he has a winning personality. and. It looks like he's saying I. WanNa play with a winner. Do you blame him or does he get some culpability here for being so outspoken to not want to be a jet? I think I think Jamal once his money. Be Clear there. That's all it comes down to. Jamal wants to be paid, and you have to look at both sides. The jets don't have to move. You got to look at impact player versus the most important player. Now. You talked about Sam. Darnold, who's better than Sam Darnold right now out there? No one when it comes to WHO's on a market with quarterbacks are coming out of college. There's no one you have to prepare to pay this levy on bail. You have some other big ticket. Players out there on the scene at you have to pay, so I'd see that this is not going to end. Wail because you have a player and Jamal. Jamal Adams who's a great person, but he can be a distraction. He could be volatile, so the jets has two options you either pay him now, or you have to trade him because now you're looking at the chemistry of your team every day. Jamaa Adams Walk in the locker room. He's going to be asked the question. How are you doing? We're going to be looking at his face. His body his body language. He will be a distraction. If you don't pay this guy, you know it's interesting, so let's say I trade him. And okay fine, but everybody in that locker room. Brandon, day no, he's great. And the defense is not now now. Marcus may is a good number to safety. He's good and they drafted out of cal. Austin Davis. Why things really really going to be a special player? But every player knows in that Locker Room Jamal. Adams makes us. And Greg Williams uses him as a linebacker a safety pass rusher, so if you did trade him. Are you sending a message to high-end players hey. We'll. We'll pay when we feel like paying yet. Does it hurt to locker room. No I mean guy guys have short memories, man. We're used to this. Turnover I. Just think because I'm a jet and. I played for several teams and my favorite experiences planning for the jets I. Want them to keep this guy. You have to sacrifice to the next level. This division is pride for the jets to take over and start running with no more Tom Brady now. The Patriots will be good, but let's keep this impact player because this is a guy that can change the game, so you have to make that sacrifice and pay him now because it's. It's one of those situations man where it's a, it's a lose. Lose for the jets to be honest, because if I'm a businessman, I am letting him play out this contract right because I know that I can get him for the next two years. you know and I don't have as much risk, but as far as like when it comes to winning and a culture in which you're talking about the locker room. You want to keep this guy on his squad. You know brandon marshalls joining a six time pro bowler. It's interesting about players want to win games I mean I always feel like in the NFL players want a win games and be get paid. A lot of guys. Early they won't get paid, but they WANNA win or get paid, and so you're Seattle and you're a very good team, but San Francisco's in your division and they have more good players. and Antonio Brown's name comes up and let's say Iran Seattle and it's Russell Wilson's team and you're thinking to yourself. We're good. We're good San. Francisco would you roll the dice on Antonio Brown knowing Brandon I mean you are a guy that had an opinion, but I never view you as disruptive ever. Antonio I didn't think you were disrupted. Thereby Antonio can be disruptive like there's no I always felt with you. You've got an opinion. We can sit down. We can find common ground. I don't feel that. WOULD THEY BE I? Don't feel you can. I'm not sure of Seattle should roll the dice. What do you think? There's there's a lot to this. Let's let's breakdown Antonio Brown as the As we're seeing you look how volatile he can be. Look at the emotion. That's a positive and a negative. That's why he's great. Okay, this is the perfect locker room to perfect organization to be able to control that. Russell Wilson is a genius. He meets people where they're at, but here's the issue. This is a wide receiver that wants one hundred and eighty targets year. This is a wide receiver. If he doesn't have one hundred catches, he won't feel good about it and think about the philosophy Pete Carroll is a defensive guy, so he sees it through the. Lens, so he's when he wants to run it on first down. He wants to run second down. There's not a lot of balls to go around. You have decayed Medicare. You have the other tyler. Tyler Lockett who's a Mazda. He's a man in his in his own right. And now you have Antonio Brown and their only throwing it. You know three four times a drive. It's not enough so Pete Carroll. I want him to go get a B. because it's the perfect culture, but you have to see the game through the offensive lends at. This is going to work. Change it up. Let Russell Wilson. You have one of the best quarterbacks in the history of the game top three quarterback right now. Let this guy go win for you. This is the. The only team in our league right now it's not building everything around. They're the best player on their team. So this is going to work Pete Carroll has the see the game through the offense of Lynn I. think that's I think that's really smart. By the way I had I had an a powerful agent. Tell me this about a month ago. Your exact point, this is the only team that feels slightly reluctant to just give their team to their star quarterback and I think you nailed it so I. Look At. There's two or three teams. But calling is not a bad thing right because that's Pete's philosophy. He truly believes I played good defense and I. Run a ball, but when you have a once in a lifetime quarterback man, you can do so much more than you got ab sitting out there, and you put them together and Decay Kate met Katherine Tyler Lockett, and then you also have all send a tight in think about that, and then you have Chris Carson running back. This could be one of the greatest offices that is leak is ever seen. Yeah, no, it you know, I'm looking at this morning. There's a story out there that the niners want. Adams and the niners have been super aggressive. They signed Jimmy Garoppolo before. Anybody thought he was worth money. They went out and got Trent Williams. They trade deforest. Buckner Out and they they want Jamal Adams hyper aggressive Baltimore, hyper aggressive Mark Ingram Marcus Peters. They draft tight end. They trade him a year later. Hyper aggressive Kansas. City D. Ford Trade. Honey Badger bring him in. There's a handful of teams in this league. Mostly the good ones that are really aggressive they are go for it. Get the stars and. then. I watched Green Bay. And I. Sit there and I think to myself. They don't have an owner. They let Martinez a linebacker go blood. The left Bob Bryan blog the left tackle. Go Jared Cook couple of years ago. That could've had Khalil. Mack, Brett Farve wanted Randy Moss and I look at all these aggressive teams in the nfl these new GM's. They WANNA make deals. They WANNA get. STARS THEY WANNA pay money. They're all aggressive and there's the packers. And myself and I really do I think to myself this morning. Green Bay has got US change the way they do business. Because Aaron Rodgers, who late it's too late. You think so too late. Come on, they should have won two super bowls in the last five years you to me Aaron. Rodgers is favorite quarterback in the NFL, but you wasted this guy's career. You got one super bowl out of Aaron, Rogers. Are you kidding me? It's too late. It's too late. By the way, what is this a room in your house? Oh. Yes, this is my. This is my game room on my my legend's room, so you have you've collected all these uniforms through the year. There's a Calvin Johnson. Adam Viteri Mercedes Lewis Troy. Pull Them Allahu Pierre Garcia. Title Mensur men Patrick Peterson at the top. We have Odell Beckham Junior. We have Adrian Peterson Larry Fitzgerald. May I have a best of the best. No, no one's room are jersey. Can't collection competes with me? I was the first guy that did this back. In two thousand and seven didn't became a thing. Where after every game guys wanted to Trade Jersey with you. You have a guy who doesn't even play. Didn't even touch the field. COME TO NOT TRADE JERSEY. No, Bro, you can't trade jobs with me. You didn't even play no. Molo, pass it to I'm a little passionate about this Jersey swap that's been going on for the last seven years now I get it. You know it's funny. You never played in the playoff game, and so I want to go back to Jamal Adams so isn't Jamal Adams just saying this I don't WanNa. Be Brandon Marshall an all time great and never plant a playoff game. You can't keep telling me. We're going to be great greatly. Jamal Adams to me is saying I. DON'T WANNA have I. don't want to be Calvin Johnson. I don't WanNa. Be just terminus. Isn't that all saying? No, no, no, he's saying I to be clear here. He's saying I. Want my money because if you go pay him at as a top safety in the NFL, he will be happy because Jamal Adams is a loyal guy. He's passionate wants to rep this team, but he wants this team to stand up and say you know what we love you and we respect you for the for the superstar that you are, but here's the thing that I would say to Jamal Adams right. And we just lost him. He just had some to say to. He's going there. Can you hear him? Just lost his audio. Tell Him we love him. You tell me very very good that it just dropped out at the end. That's okay it was good. Let's get him on soon. Joy Taylor over the news. The News. This is the third line news. Several anonymous NBA. Have expressed that they very worried about the restart plan. In Orlando in a common thread for those concerns is how quickly the Corona Virus is spreading in Florida. You were just talking about this. With Brandon Marshall? One GM told the athletic he will participate with hesitation in his uncomfortable with the plan, because of all the uncertainty and other GM worries about looking back and asking if it was worth it, if too many people test positive, and the plan falls apart. Here's the thing about the bubble. I have no idea how this is gonNA work. Think, it sounds. Absolutely crazy and just completely far fetched in. Borderline impossible. We're GONNA try it. Joyce how many say it again? How many GM's didn't like it? What was this several anonymous? Heavy GM's are just concerned with the Plan I. Think they've done everything, right? They're concerned well. There's a lot of concern now, because obviously Florida is spiking. And status a concern I mean it's very hot there now, so people that were not wearing masks four I mean it's summer in Florida. It's it's a hundred degrees with ninety percent humidity couple of days ago in La. I'm wearing a mask outside I am sweating. I mean it's hard. You have to make decisions. Listen, please wear mask. If you're outside, you're around people. I understand it's difficult, but we're trying to get through a pandemic. That said there's a huge spike. In Florida, which is where the bubble is now. The idea of the Bible is to check all the players from. This virus, but the NBA of all of sports coming back is the most intimate sports wearing the least amount of clothing or protective. There were no gear actually leaked. There's no helmets face. Shields does not soccer where you're kind of far apart from each other there's. You know touching. No hands plus you're throwing the ball in goalies wearing gloves. The NBA is sport that is most susceptible to this situation, so they have to do it in a bubble I'm I'm happy? It's coming back I. Know You have to push forward I? Do have concerns as well I don't know how all GonNa play out, but they're going to do the best. They can keep players safe and everyone's going to have to participate in those broke. Willie Cauley Stein pulled out today from Dallas. That's what I just yeah. I don't touch any. Situation. So Vince Carter has officially called it a career. He signed a one year deal with the Hawks last year. It was planning on being last in the League, and now he has confirmed he is retiring from professional professional basketball after twenty two. Dr J. or the two best dunkers NBA history. Yes, I mean we're showing. The the two thousand contests just a moment ago. That's like going to be my standing memory of Vince Carter and I think it is for a lot of people. Just one of those players obviously longevity speaks herself twenty two years in. He gets a tremendous, but he just played when he was with Toronto with this from believable. Energy and excitement. That was just so unique. He also Jason Kidd this. He developed into a nice three point shooter. He realized okay can jump quite as high. I want to stay in this game I love basketball I. Want to get paid and he developed a three point shot, Jason. He's yeah. He's a testament to longevity. He actually managed three pointer on the final shot of of his career, which is the one thirty six one thirty one overtime loss to the Knicks on March Eleventh? right before the shutdown so fitting in. Would have been a monster dunk, but we all kind felt like we size so congrats on an amazing career events. was very fun to watch, and he will be a hall of Famer finally. Baseball players won't have time to prove their worthy of taking home the MVP award this year, but in the American League Fox Bet has current MVP. Mike Child is the heavy favorite to win. His Fourth of were award at one five Aaron. Judge is a distant second at plus eight hundred and in the national. League mookie betts just ed his out his dodgers teammate quote, cody bellinger as favourite at plus five fifty. The rainy NL MVP bellinger comes in at six fifty. All of this is going to be very interesting lucky bats. The sprint sixty games with the dodgers in the free agent after this year some. So, the boy, that's hey, be great for sixty games. That's a weird season for Mogi Bats. I I'm really just looking forward to what this is all. GonNa look like and. What what kind of! It's. Going to be interesting like what kind of shape everyone comes back in because baseball fan of husband, unique training like I feel like a lot of players probably have been around training facilities, but You know it's this sixty games is just so different how you pace yourself how you pay your body like when you're playing baseball I. Like going from that long of a season to such season like mentally, how do you prepare for John Smoltz? I thought really nailed this you can. If Iran Microsoft for a week. It would not affect the stock price if I ran it for a year. The company would tumble down you can, if I brought somebody on to fill in for me and they did one segment e- everybody's probably got seven minutes in discussion now you've got to fill in for twelve segments two days mid. August do a week. In Sixty Games you could be a young team and you don't know what you don't know and go in a four game winning streak. You have a couple of pitchers and you start convincing yourself. We're pretty damn good. You could end up seeing some team here. That's really not great. That just doesn't get exposed until I game fifty. You know if you. If you're young, you stay healthy play with a lot of energy. I saw the over unders on major league baseball. All the over unders and Baltimore Seattle real bad. Yankees braves dodgers good. Everybody's like thirty one twenty five the last week of the year. You can have like twenty four teams in the playoff race. Just going to be you know in baseball usually by July first you have a sense of thirdly can't compete and then by August I. It's like four or five with chance to win the world series. You could end up with ten days left in the season. Orioles out mariners out. You know who else is junkie and everybody else's in I. Mean how we consume. It's going to be different to because of the urgency and scaling. You know what that three game losing streak means. Whereas it was normal baseball season like losing streak bounce back from that nine more can't do that. Good stuff during the news. Well that's the news and thanks for stopping by. Heard lie coming up Paul Assign. emojis to each of the new baseball rules that will be used this season. There's some quirky ones. Start Your Day with him. Dr Start the world's best morning. Shake digestive enzymes, six proteins, seven nutrients clinically tested check Dr, Start Dot, com, M., drive, start, dot, com, short a catch, live editions of the heard weekdays at noon, eastern nine am Pacific on Fox sports, Radio, F, S, one and the iheartradio APP. Get Your Free Credit Score Card today. Even if you're not a discover customer, learn more discover dot com slash credit scorecard limitations apply. Baseball's back. A sixty game schedule announced this week. it will start. July Twenty Third July twenty fourth right in the middle of summer in best for last joy is going to set me up with all the new rules. Baseball is going to adopt, and I'll give you an Emoji for each one here we go. The Universal D. h. I'm going to go flex. Emoji more muscle more power more home runs. Listen. All you nerds out there that say you watch baseball for the strategy is nonsense. If you look at the popular baseball, players among writers fans. It's never the guy that leads the league in sacrifice bunt. You know the old chick along people like power hitters, men like power women like we were athletes. Bryce Harper, the hairs line. The ball is five hundred feet Aaron. Judge Alex Rodriguez the look the Swag, the style the power. Nobody wants to see pitchers hit. They batted last year one twenty eight. To fifty five with power sports is better with bigger stronger. Dynamic athletes that's. Why Zion so fascinating. Long summer! That's that's what we're time and then we watch Michael Jordan who is the ultimate powerful Alpha. Male Finesse doesn't sell in sports. Power. The runner starting on second base in extra inning games, shocked face Emoji, because it feels kind of sticky in baseball classics traditionalist. First of all I was shocked. Because it's kind of a gamble now it was debuted in the World Baseball Classic that International Baseball Tournament. It's it's crazy. It's they players complained that don't want the extra starts, but then they went to the Gulf. Coast League in the Arizona. League and all the minor leagues adopted, and frankly I don't watch minor league baseball, but I have friends that work at it, and they're like people like that. The bottom line is so many baseball games are played Monday through Thursday when we have and by the way Sunday, so if you play a Sunday through Thursday, baseball game, people have to be at work tomorrow. The can't sit there for fourteen innings. They WANNA conclusion to a game. Can you imagine going home and the football game? You know we'll just pick it up tomorrow. We couldn't finish it. This gets games to end faster. World Baseball Classic is the most fun I've ever had. Watching. Baseball shortened season to sixty games. Heart, I am Oh. This is what have been complaining about for years. I don't care about the time of the game's good Games good game. Good sports sports bottom line is you gotta give me urgency. I'm married. I got kids I got a career. I move kids in college. I got kit in that school I don't have time. To, watch one hundred sixty two regular season games I'm not gonNA. Watch every golf, tournament. US Open I'm going to watch the masters I'M GONNA, Watch, the British show but I'm GonNa Watch the NFL? I'm going to watch Ohio State Michigan Auburn Alabama. You gotTA. Give me urgency now again. If you're retired or if you're a teenager and don't work, it's great, but if you're like me and you're working years. When you got kids and you got stuff you've gotTA. Make Games matter. I'm just not turning the TV on to watch irrelevant regular season stuff geographically aligned schedule, forty games versus your division, other twenty games versus corresponding geographical division. The brain emoji this is. Just not have people go I mean listen. Europe is banning some. American flights in were banning some flights out and in just just no reason I don't think college football needs to play out of conference games. Let's just let's just play in our region. Let's try to read regionalize ally sport as much as we can i. mean that's what the NBA doing. It sports in a bubble and I think college football should eliminate out of conference games I now the NFL. Canton Baseball's not but to me this is. We're just GONNA limit traveling in and out of regions that we don't have to be. Same playoff format. Shrug Emoji. Messiah I don't gain sleeplessly. It is what it is. What five playoff teams in each league three division winners two wildcards? It's fine I got no big strong opinion on that all right, no spitting or chewing sunflower seeds. Okay, laughing emoji. You gotta be kidding me. You're going to tell baseball players not to spit like people that say this. Don't touch your faith during covert. I do this eight times a day. You are a big face Thatcher goes. Yeah, I know you you. You Lick your fingers when I do an interview I do this. pensive fascinating, my wife will be like. Don't touch your face and I'm like it. I actively try to touch base. We know what I do I. Wash my hands ten times what you should do, you should start wearing makeup because if you make up on you. Don't touch your face. I! Don't touch my. What am I gonNA? Use Your make up in the middle of the show, so I should wear makeup older. Show anyway. Look at it. got a lot of makeup on. This, you're not really doing any blending contouring. Being I didn't even know. That a thing. He's I. Guess I can understand how we're going to keep you from spitting. Listen I'm an adult I spent one today. Spit where spit on for yesterday right in the middle report to. I spit. It's not not stunned Gro-. Gross but I I don't mean you can't tell me a baseball player to. If, you're if you're playing a game. You have to spin, so it goes the. What does it matter if it goes in the grass? My point is. The other day I'm listening on radio better than having like a spitting cup. I think they call. First of all. Goulet guys dip in baseball, right? They put it what they call a dip in like skull or Copenhagen. Can you have one of those in and not spit now? Swallow it now I mean you could. I wouldn't recommend. I wouldn't recommend doing in the first place. You're definitely not supposed to do that, so if is deep, because a lot of guys job, not as many I think more guys have a dip in. That's what they call. A little like skull doesn't don't school guys. Swallow Dip Spit I. Don't know a lot about dipping, but I'm pretty sure that's used to work with the dips. Bit Oh. Excuse me. No so. You, you would. Yeah you have to Spit Spit Dumb, little dip, draw out so gross. I chewed for a very brief time in my life. No Yeah Yeah well like big league to know like? Skull very brief it was a couple of years out of college. I just hung out you a look. No, but I hung out with guy I would first of all I worked for a baseball team. Yeah, it's always around guys that did it and I had a lot of time around baseball field, doing stuff around the field, and everybody did it and I was. I just tried it I. Remember it used to give me a buzz. And I didn't like you know. Sometimes you drop stories on us, and I'm like who is this Colin? Like? Who are you you? You think you're crazy. You think that's crazy. Yeah, you said something to. Class clown in your graduating class. Class CUT UP. I think well. Yeah, okay. Yes, you don't think I'm cut up now. No, that's not really like. Style you do. Like Baker Mayfield. Young Baker Mayfield. Bothers me because I'm seeing myself yourself as a youth. Troubled youth. Yeah, that's running from the law I'd ever tell you my pizza story now it's the worst thing I ever did as a human, so I was in college at Eastern Washington University and I got talked into this by a knucklehead and one of my roommates. Domino's pulled up and we were walking up. We were hungry. College are always hungry. And we said. The back of the car is open. Let's grab a pizza, so we grabbed a pizza from the back of the Domino's I've apologized of this I think I gave domino's a check at one point and we grabbed it and the domino's guy sauce, and started chasing us and I'm running down the stairs at college. Running from Domino's pizza flies out of the box into the bushes, and that was worth not at all I. Mean see like you are Baker Mayfield would've they tape. Baker Mayfield. Figured it out bandol on the running from the. From running from, he ran from cops. Run from Domino's right. Maybe the COPS got involved. He steal. I got ice I stole. I was very long probably like four or five remember. This I saw like a toy or candy or something from K. Mart, and I walked out with it, and my older sister was like. Where'd you get that I? Just wanted it. She walked me right back in made me give it to the manager. Apologize was super. Embarrassing isn't the best known I saw a penny toy. From a store in grail in Washington as a kid, I remember this. My first memory of. Crying. So I was probably like four five years old. I stole a penny. Little Car I got home. And my mom saw it and made me take it back and I can remember. My mom was furious and made me take. It drove five miles back. She made me take it and hand it to the lady and I was balling left and right. I can remember the color of the little car was gray with black wheel. It was a penny car I can remember it balling I remember. The car was gray and the lady was wearing a green. like a smock Feng as she was working in. It's kind of hardware you know in small towns it's it's like a general store. My, mom, know the lady. No, The lady I was bawling and my mom. My mom was British so collins, a British names and my mother was. What do you say to the lady? How do you feel about yourself? All we going to do this again? This is not acceptable. And then she shut me off of the Royal Family and Russia no I. had. I remember. Do we were at K. Mart? My sister? Tiffany walking back in I was crying. About your pistole tiffany at the time now, tiffany's angel. She's she's yours. A troubled I am absolutely so. That's why we went to a couple of handles. Yeah, but I don't hide from my. Bass I just forget it. I forget that I was troubled youth. so much baggage it's. Like Samsonite I got baggage Moore's house. Talk Brandon Marshall John. smoltz Chris, Simms and Nick Swisher today. Manual Joe and Marcellus Wiley over there ready to go on. Speak for yourself baseball's back. By the way, the over under on win totals. I was looking at this today. It's it's just amazing. How many teams are right in the middle? So the Marlins are twenty four. The Tigers are twenty-one. Baltimore's twenty one. I don't know what happened to the Tigers used to be a great organization. The tires are a mess they are. They're a bad baseball organization. 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NBA, NCAAF, Dana White, Big Ben, Scott Boras

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

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NBA, NCAAF, Dana White, Big Ben, Scott Boras

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You May in however you may be listening. We're on Iheartradio Fox sports radio and F s one urban Meyer today. Tom Tolbert Nick, right. Stopping by today. Bucky Brooke Stopping by today. All sorts of interesting stuff. Somebody who's been very critical of me. Called me names and stuff use swear words. I will support. In fifteen minutes joy Taylor's joining me. She hopefully doesn't use swear words to describe me. How are you joy? was talking about about you calling. That's called the tease in the business. Very good tease. Some Tequila last night I had one Margarita Tequila Fan Cinco de Mayo celebration and I had I had one and a half Margaritas, and some unbelievable chicken Burritos, which were great, and we had music going on all day, and then we watch the ufo special at night. It was great. It was. Let me start with this. Just because we're dealing with a pandemic does not mean, states will not compete. They'll compete. We had states competing for masks and ventilators. They're going to compete for. Sports UFC IS GONNA fight. They. Don't care what you think in California. They went to Florida. So Notre Dame's athletic director yesterday. He's got a lot of power. And he said. You know what I'm not sure what's going to happen? But some conferences may go. Some may not some teams within conferences may not may go. But we're probably going to have a season. I can't say enough about extent to which they're working together spending time together communicating with each other, and I think that's the most important thing that gives us a chance. To come up with an overarching, also the ability to start together, having said that I think we all recognize that there is a significant chance that may not be possible that either because states or individual colleges and universities take different approaches. You can't produce season. Were all members are participating in division, one football in the same way. Yes, the SEC and I've stayed away from predictions. The SEC is going to have a college football season. Period that's my one prediction. Joys being here I've said only about thing. Social distancing does appear to work I. Don't know anything else. But I'M GONNA. Make and I've stayed away from guessing. If League's going to start or not I think it's ridiculous when you've got people predicting in May the first week. What's going to happen in the third week in September as I said before you watch a local weather forecast if they go past four or five days, the accuracy falls off the table. They have radar. How do I know what's going to happen September? Do we get medicines? Do we get a vaccine? Vaccine there fast-tracked. What I don't know I don't even think epidemiologists agree on half of this stuff from what I read, but I'll make one prediction the SEC it matters more in the south. That's their slogan. They're going to have a season I. Don't know about the PAC twelve, but why should the SEC have to wait for the PAC? Twelve? Even within conferences like the big ten rutgers in New Jersey, they've been hit hard by the virus Nebraska not so much. Nebraska's like we're all in. The recruiting advantage. I know it's unseemly right competition. But we competed for business post nine eleven, and you're going to compete during the virus for business states so compete. Florida's opened up. Let's go. Southern governors mostly conservative. Let's go. California PAC twelve. I don't even think he get much pushback. I think southern states will pull away from the rest of the country and college football like they haven't already. They'll tell recruits we play. We're GONNA play. And so Am I comfortable with it? Listen I I can watch New York. Be horrified by it, but I also live in a coastal city in California thirty six thousand people. We've had one death. I don't know anybody that has it I. Don't know anybody that knows anybody that that had it. So, our life is different right now from the difficulty and the situation in other parts of the country. Not everybody's living. Through this thing similarly Utah and Wyoming or different than New York New Jersey in Michigan. So but when I hear this about college, football might take on all this is. GOING TO BE UNEVEN. Hundred and thirty college football programs. Some are big, state. School Summer Private Academy Summer Small Schools some love football, some like Duke or basketball schools. One hundred and thirty programs I think eighty potentially could play eighty. That's it. Eighty. And I'll watch. Game that's on TV. So during the virus, a not everybody is suffering through it the same kind of intensity. They're just not and the second thing is states compete? God, they were competing for ventilators and has gross and uncomfortable as that is, they're going to compete for football. You it, you know it and I know it. They'RE GONNA compete on this stuff. And I'll get to the UFC more after the break Lemme Segue to the last dance. So I was rewatching something yesterday and I've said I like Michael Jordan more now than ever I like him more during the last dance I think he's a man's man. He doesn't back down from anything what he said he meant. He. He's very true to his word. He doesn't worry about social media, preening, or posturing or positioning or validation I like it. Everybody else's worried about that. He's not and Michael Jordan is one of the best basketball players I've ever seen play. In order Michael Jordan Lebron James Magic Johnson Kobe Bryant Larry Bird are the best basketball players ever seen I. Do not count centres. Why would I count the least skilled position on the floor? It's not about titles. I rank these guys based on titles. I'm just telling you what my eyes have seen. Michael's the best player. Lebron's are very close second magic, a close third Kobe, fourth and Larry Bird, v centers generally aren't great ball handlers. They're not great shooters. They're not great passers. Although our veto Simonas and Bill Walton work. And I am totally comfortable. Saying basketball is moved away from centers and I like it. Thankfully, it moved away from centers. One of the things I like about the last dance. The least interesting people are centers. Basketball And no sport. Should be controlled rule should not help the least skilled people. Should football be dominated by offensive LINEMAN. Should baseball be dominated by a D. H.? Should hockey dominated by defensemen and fighters? No, I think one of the smartest things the NFL ever did was. Go back and erase the no catch rule because the most skilled football players in America often are wide receivers. And the NFL said you know what. We want to make rules wide receivers. Can score more touchdowns and I think it was brilliant and I think the game is much more enjoyable. The NBA did the same thing. are most skilled people are ball, handlers and shooters. Let's take out the hand check. They took out the hand check sixteen years ago, eight of the last sixteen years guards have won the MVP in that stretch. Zero centers won the MVP. Dirk Nowitzki is not a center. Stop It. Kevin Durant lies about his heart heart height. He says he's shorter than he is. He doesn't want to be seen as a center. So I think leagues are really smart when they craft rules to elevate the most skilled. And they craft rules to punish the least skilled. I think the NFL's done a brilliant job and the NBA has never been faster. There's never been more great shooters. There's never been more great ball handlers. There's never been more great passers I love getting rid of the hand check I didn't like the New York Knicks and their mythology, where three of the five guys couldn't shoot a jumper. From here to the window. That's not good basketball. One of the reasons I like the NBA and the NFL going forward. They figured it out. Create rules to elevate your most skilled athletes in my life. A centers never been the best passer in the League has never been the best shooter in the League. Has Never been the best ball handler in the league. and. My favorite players and last dance has cemented this. All Non Center's I'm not saying you shouldn't be able to use genetic gift if you're seven foot. Two I'm not saying it, but the new NBA. The messaging is hey big fella, you're better learner shoot, or you'll be coming off the bench and use sparingly. All. Right, good stuff, a guy who. Who yelled at me and said really rough things about me It's very very difficult. I'm going to defend and I'll tell you why. 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Fight this weekend Dana White and I have had our disagreements through the years a couple of years ago. I had some comments on him, and he fired back in and swore and stuff but what I made a point to go back to a couple of UFC fights in person. And I walked up to him and said listen man you know you and I disagree, but sports need you and one of the reasons I just saw Dana White. Boxing Match Vegas he stopped by our table. And Dana and I don't always agree, but I respect the hell out of him, and he's a maverick and Mavericks. pushback and Mavericks don't worry about twitter and mavericks are strong and their Alpha's and we need them, and the UFC is going to host a fight this week. I've always thought the UFC Disney. Marriage is very interesting because Disney is very corporate very concerned about his image. Its stock price has tumbled. And there are very much a family brand, and the Lion King, and I always thought Fox. In UFC really good fit because Fox's, the Simpsons Family Guy, a little dead pool. You know we're. We're a little edgier at Fox and I think UFC is a real classic maverick brand. That's why I think. The wwe works on Fox because the wwe in Vince McMahon. They don't care what you think and they're coming back and UFC. They're coming back. People often ask me. What do you think a Barstool sports and I'm like well? Thank God for him. I don't have to agree with all their content, but hey, they do a lot of good content and be there mavericks they push back and this is why I think the NFL flourishes Adam Silver's got to tip toe around. Everything in baseball has got a tip toe around their unions and the NFL's like hey. We're GONNA survive the blow back from twitter. We're going to hold free agency Homerun. We're going to deal with the blow back on twitter about the draft homerun if you can deal with the initial blowback from social media and most corporations don't WanNa, do that big corporations. They've got a lot to lose. And they get very timid about this stuff and I think there's a big space in America for wwe. A NASCAR is always a little rebel. To it of the NFL is unique. It's big and corporate, and has a little rebel to it, not a ton, but enough to withstand the blowback on the draft, and so these kind of people people that challenge the status quo are important. That's where you get innovation from leaders, not followers from people willing to push the envelope and roll the dice, and so I disagree a lot with. Dana White on things through the years, but I respect the hell out of him, and he said California. There's a story out. Today is like all right. We understand Disney had a bad week. We're going back and doing this thing and I thank God that we have these Mavericks in Sports. Thank God. All of our governors don't act the same way you know to me. Whether. It's federalism. I like the opportunity to states to do their own thing and sports to do their own thing, and it there used to be newspapers TV, that was it now you've got this massive tyranny of the mob, social media component, and it scares corporations and everybody's petrified to get ripped, and you need strong people like Dana. White and Vince McMahon to say hell with you. Would just move it where we can do it. We're going on with this thing so all. Watch the fight this weekend. Just engage. He's a very good fighter. He's on the car this weekend and he talked about fighting during this virus. Bring a sense of normalcy. The people in you know proud to be a part of it. You know the the the opportunity to inspire. People need to be inspired right now. They need to not let themselves you know become depressed. Emotional because they can't control. What's going on right now you have to. We got write it through, and now they need to be inspired it away and we can do that opportunity. Yeah, they're going for it. And I? I like living in a place or not. Everybody has to act the same and think the same even during ugly crisis. UFC. Tip of the CAP is is i. do think there are sports like golf like tennis like boxing UFC like Nascar where you have one component or two cents fighting no fans one referee. They wear a mask. Let let's not pretend basketball where you're share. A basketball and UFC are the same thing. They're not joy news. On the news, this is the third line. Well, the jets have a big opportunity to step up in the AFC east, the season without Tom Brady in their way, but that does not mean that Sam. darnold is overlooking the New England Patriots with the group player Tom Brady. You know obviously leaving. It's a big deal. It's headlines. For us, every single game in the NFL is tough, one and I. Think any player to that, so we're gonNA. Take any one. Lightly just because you, even though you know one of the greatest players, if not the greatest player of all time left organization. We're not gonNA. Take them anymore lightly. Well they lost. The jets lost to the Patriots twice last year. Luke Falk was the quarterback for one of those losses and then Sam, Darnold lost thirty three nothing in threw four interceptions, so that might be why he has a little bit of lingering. Anxiety about how bad the Patriots are going to be just because Tom, Brady isn't there, but again I'm very interested to see what happens with AFC east this year and I think on the both both on the same page that we don't have a lot of faith that the Patriots are going. Atop the AFC east, although everyone keeps and insisting that they are all I could hear about last year was how had no weapons? And they let go of all these players and Brady couldn't get it done, but I'm supposed to believe that just because bill is still there. The jarret Stidham is supposed to do with Tom Brady couldn't do. I I don't get it, but the future of the AFC East is. Is Interesting for the first time very long time we've always known who was GONNA come out of the AFC East for the last twenty years nineteen one year, the Tom Brady was injured so. Beckham junior is looking to bounce back from a disappointing first year with the browns. He was dealing with some injuries during last season, and he revealed just how bad it got. He said my third week of training camp. I, take a little piece of ADB. So before the season I kind of had the hernia thing going on spurts, sports hernia is what they call it. I really didn't try and say anything about it. Probably one of the worst surgeries I've ever had. Recovery's going well. Guess I'm really just trying to put my body back together. Yeah, he's been dinged up more than once in his career. I mean I like his health is now. A little bit of the narrative of him is can be healthy well in two thousand. Fourteen is the four I four games with hamstring injury. Two dozen seventeen ankle fracture only played four games dozen eighteen. He had a quad injury. Miss Four Games. He said most of last year he was injured. His last full season was two thousand and sixteen, one hundred one receptions in one, thousand, three, hundred, sixty, seven, receiving yards and ten touchdowns, so yes, a healthy. Oh, Dow would be a revelation, but. Even, if he is one hundred percent healthy as we talked about extensively, they have a lot of weapons so even if he is one hundred percent healthy is going to get the ball enough to get the production that he wants regardless. Obviously, he's going to feel better. Sports is an awful experience can't speak for myself, but I heard much about it is not A. A pleasant experience, certainly when you're out there, trying to play through it so I commend him for that. Obviously, you're gonNA play through injuries, and that's a rough one to play through, but even if he is one hundred percent healthy. There's a lot of a lot of people that need to get the ball this year in Cleveland. Finally, there was some talk about. The dolphins considering considering, but there was talk that they should consider on retiring Marino's number thirteen to give the to a tongue of I- loa, retired in two thousand three, but the dolphins announced the numbers for their newest players and two. Oh will wear number one I loved him. He got pushback I love number one two. I think it's great. Why don't they get push? I love it I saw. Some people are like I. Don't know I'm like other perfect. That's what he is. He should be number one. He looked like another one. He does look like. He does. He said after the draft that he wasn't worried about keeping his same number from Alabama, you said he understands number thirteen is retired and it should be. There was some you know some talk? Reno should let them take it out of retirement for two. Oh, which? What's the point of retiring a jersey? If there's an even possible I'm going to unretire it completely, it just nullifies the point of the entire ceremony in honor so these definitely not unretire, but I love I. It's some numbers just kind of fit. I always thought. Derek Jeeter to write. I don't even know. Maybe it's because it's Derek Jeter, but I've seen a lot of stars and I don't love their numbers. I! Just something about Derek jeters number in the uniform. It was always just perfect. Yeah, and Jordan. What's one eighty three and obviously like we're talking about all time great, so maybe they made the number obviously, but yeah, I don't know I like it I think i. Thought I was like. Yeah, that's that works does. By the way I'm going to have some news on the Pittsburgh steelers front fascinating stuff from Jay, Glazer's coming up in just a little bit That's joy Taylor with the news. Well, that's the news. Thanks for stopping by. Heard lie. It's one of my favorite segments of the week. we. We often disagree on a lot, but that's okay. That's what sports are about especially when it. We don't have games now. Good sports topic of debate is always fun. So Nick right? My Buddy Co first things first sponsored by Mercedes, Benz, the best or nothing, so let me start with this. You heard me rant. About Centers I'M NOT ANTI Center I'm pro skill, and the NBA is decided with their rule changes. Its Guard driven wing driven league, and so the five best players I've ever seen I know Kareem points, but I don't think he was as skilled as Michael, Jordan or or Kobe or certain Lebron or magic or Larry Bird so your takeaway on my kind of rant that comes off sort of anti center. Well, you don't have cream in your top five just wrong. It's just it's just an invalid opinion. It's just it's just like coming out today and say today is the great Thursday in the heard it's. Wednesday placing. There are three people who had a credible case for greatest player ever, and unlike the Jordan fans, I can concede obviously Michael Jordan is a credible case for the greatest player ever. They can't concede anyone else. Does Lebron James Obviously as a credible case for the greatest player, every is the best case that happens and green. Who has more points than anybody more MVP's than anybody? Won The same amount of titles as Jordan and by the way I should remind you it. His basketball life might be the most perfect never lost in high school walls twice in college, by combined two points, one, three final four MVP's and three national players of the year, and by year two was the best player in the entire NBA, and so in one league, and be being bothered me, so those are three best players ever your whole skill, versus not ill I. It's just that opinion. I love you just wrong. Opinion though. Okay. Let's Segue to this A lot of people are saying with the last dance DOC Jordan. Can you imagine him now in this Cotton Candy, Soft Love Pillow Fight League average forty five points a game. Do you buy that? or it's insanity and the thing is this. CanNot go only in one direction if you're arguing that Michael, Jordan who let's break it down fully Jordan averaged more than thirty five once in his career, the nineteen eighty seven season where he averaged. I'm sorry. Nineteen eighty seven season. We're averaged thirty seven a game. People say well if you played it today's paints. Back to the matter, the nineteen eighty seven season was played at a faster pace than today's NBA. Look it up. The eighties were a higher scoring decade than today's NBA. So what we're really. We're really not talking about the average thirty, five, hundred thirty seven, because he wasn't winning titles, he's getting swept the. For. We're talking about in the nineties. When he averaged thirty, one thirty, two and one title that Jordan could now average forty forty five points. Will you therefore also be saying that Dominique Wilkins? Whoever's nine Jordan average thirty one would be averaging forty forty one point and you've got to do it in the other direction, if today's era is so much easier to score in then a guy. Guy Like. Oh, I. Don't know Kevin Durant! If you went back to nineteen, ninety two would be lots frank twenty points per game. That's the conversion. If we're going to add fifty percents of Jordan's points per game to do it, retro retrofit it. You gotTa take thirty three percent away from grabs points per game, but no one wants to do this, but here's the most fascinating thing. I thought with the Jordan dock. There would be some young people throwing stones at the era I mean we saw Michael Jordan on camera and the. Ninety eight seasons day. Ten years ago. Guys were smoking cigarettes at Halftime I. Though there'd be more people will be like Oh. That's interesting. Wonder how that would hold up. That hasn't happened instead. What's happened is the folks of Jordan's era have thrown stones at the current era. 'CAUSE when you? You say he could average forty or forty five. What you're saying is today's guys stink. They're not as good as his era. 'cause nobody today aside from Harden averages even thirty five and so I I Jordan would be great in any era. Yeah, but the idea that he would he would be the best player in today's era by a couple of standard deviations, falls upon against any scrutiny also should be noted the mid range jumper. Is Not in vogue and he would probably shoot more threes. Which is easier scoring for veteran players and Michael was never a gifted three point shooter, except for the two years or year, they moved in the arc so to your point I do agree Let me talk about a couple of football topics. Number One! I have never been a huge fan of Cam Newton. Though I, do acknowledge. He was magical in his MVP season and sort of the emotional style of which he it's. It's sort of his. DNA was really beneficial. He plays with a great deal of momentum and energy and it was magic. My. Knock on him is that he is not easy to coach doesn't win. Enough mechanically doesn't appear to be. The same story was five years ago, and he's banged up and out of his prime I believe, and frankly not accurate enough in now an accurate quarterback league. We've got to be in the sixty sixty five percentile. I don't ever. I never thought he had much of a market. Because I think he's a celebrity and nobody wants to celebrity backup. Are you bothered by the fact that nobody appears to be even remotely interested in Cam Newton. Well I just want people to acknowledge and admit that it can't just be about football if CAM. Newton can't get a job because people say well, he's not consistent. Okay. It's a fair point. Joe FLACCO was remarkably consistent for six years after they won the Super Bowl, he was consistently Arab. Years and guess what Denver traded for him, even though he was making upwards of eighteen million dollars per year all right well, then with Cam. It's not about consistency. It's about health and he's been inconsistent helpless. You know who was very consistent helpline Sam Bradford. He was consistently always injured yet despite that billy gave him a deal. Minnesota traded for the deal then. Arizona gave him another deal. You know a guy who played eight good games in his career. Case keenum John elway. Come on down pay Nick foles you played six magical quarters eighty, eight million for Jacksonville. Trades for him so it when it comes to Cam, what I wish folks would acknowledges for a lot of the decision makers in the NFL Philip rivers and his inconsistency and interceptions that go along with showing players on the field, screaming and coaches. It's a little more palatable when the game ridiculous outfit is a Bolo, tie. Post game outfits is something that I happen to think of superfly, but you wouldn't be caught dead in Collin cowherd. Some guys, it's like. I don't know if that works so it until we get to a place where we have thirty two consistently healthy quarterback, there should be a place for Cam Newton Yeah. That's why I've said cams a celebrity. Nobody wants to celebrity backup. I don't think it's just health I think that's a nonsense argument and I don't think it's just consistency I think he's a celebrity and it's got what got it. That's why nobody wants. Baker Mayfield eventually as a backup. That's why nobody wanted Johnny. I think when you're a celebrity in this league, and Cam is a big star. You either build around him, or you're not interested, so let's move to the next topic. you ever relationship? With? Aaron Rodgers he slid into your or something like that I I do not. But in the mind again. Explain to Kalemie implication. Keno that's. Why Own. Okay I am lit I just don't let you guys know it so. My argument is if the packers drafted Jordan love. But the next draft pick was a wide receiver. This would be fine. Because then they could go to him and say listen. This is what we did with you. We're finding the next you even though we may never play them, but we went and got a receiver blocking tight end three interior offensive lineman. We are going to help we were you drafted all offensive guys, but when they drafted Jordan love in a running back and never address wide receiver I. Think it's GonNa fall flat for Aaron and there will be some bitterness. Throughout the course of the season or do you believe Nick right in your relationship with him, he'll handle it like a politician and say all the right stuff. I think you'll handle it well because he's a pro, but you're spot on. It's not just. They drafted a running back. They didn't even drop like a cool receiving back like my soon to be two time defending super bowl champion city chief did they drafted a bruising power back Yep that pro football focus did not have in their top two hundred sixteen players in the draft. That's what they spent their second round pick on and their first round. They speak. They spend on a guy who they pray doesn't play a snap until twenty twenty two, and so you're right, and they traded up for him. If you're Rogers. Rogers I. Didn't you justifiably should be more than miffed at the draft? And then I will reiterate the point. I made last week. I would be move for more than miffed to downright irate that somebody was whispering sweet nothings Zimbabwe begins ear to where they talk about me like I'm problem I used this quote before bill. James is one of the smartest ones. Bad teams have a horrible habit of blaming their best players for their biggest problems. We've seen this happen to Odell Beckham. We did happen guys all the time. The one great player on the team gets blamed for the team, not being raider or good. were thirteen and three last year, despite a rookie head coach and a defense that fell apart by the end of the season, and and all of a sudden it Aaron Rodgers. Attitude is the problem we'll get back throws. What's what he did to my beloved candy cheese? It's an impossible throwing me once that. He ended it to him there. Guys the problem that you need to rush out of town. It's insanity. By the way, the circle back to basketball in the last dance I don't have a problem with Michael Jordan being critical of Jerry. Krause, who has passed away because Michael was critical of him when he played and now he's critical of him when he's gone. He was critical of Isaiah when they battled. He's critical of him now he's authentic. He's not softening his stance and I think sports writers tend to like Happy Endings Nice cuddly stories and Michael Will. Not Oblige anybody so I don't have a problem. Going after Jerry Krause because he did it to his face when he was around. What do you make of that criticism of Mj? I don't have a problem with it either in that regard I understand that when people immediately after people pass away. It's not the time to say this is what they were terrible, but at some point once you have enough of expansive history you. It's very crowded passed away last week. Then I would think okay this poor for him, but that obviously isn't the case, so you can give your honest opinion on him, but and while Jerry. Crowd did seem to really want Fred it for what Michael Scottie and Phil did and seem to really always looking for ways to kind of create wedges within the team. What cannot be forgotten to? History is Jerry Krause bound Scottie Pippen got horace. Horace Grant Acquired Dennis. Rodman waited three years for Tony. Tony Coach got speaker John Paxton. He built an amazing team. A team that the first year Jordan was gone was good enough to win fifty four games, so I listen. The guy might have been at likable. You might have had some personality quirks all of it, but he did a really underrated job at filling out the rest of that roster, because when Jordan was first winning MVP's and when when he scoring thirty five, and then thirty seven points per game, those teams were winning, and you needed that supporting cast, but your overall point I do think it's fair to say it's not like Jordan. Waited for him to be gone. Trashing he did it at his. Damn Hall of fame speech. He's always now we to talk about how petty Michael Jordan is. We don't have enough time. Do that another day, but in general I agree with you. Nick right excellent work. My friend, great talking to you first things I could see I'll be listening to you. All right. Slides in year DMZ later. Tom Brady perhaps by the way top of the hour. Don't ask me. It's a new segment today the five. 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Most of these first round, guys are not going to be nearly as good as you think I think Joe Boroughs going to struggle and nobody wants to hear it, but the numbers say of course landing spot is overwhelmingly really going to dictate this league. Cincinnati's not a great land spot that division. So I always like it when you know I I have a phone on my phone, a lot of NFL context and join I both have contacts I take a lot of pride in it and I always think it's fun when I say something over and over and over, and then you see like a veteran reporter. Come out and unveil it in a kind of you know it validates my sources which I know, we're right to begin with, but I've said this for years, and I've been seen in a lot recently. Big Ben is a super talented hall of fame quarterback. He's not totally committed I have real questions about this year for the steelers. He got hurt. He's not a workout fiend, and you'll get some occasional pushback, but Jay Glazer doesn't make stuff up and tends to lean toward pro player opinions, not anti player opinions, so he was in the athletic J. Glazer's mailbag this week. somebody said I feel like the steelers are asleep or team this year the offense suffered hard because a ben's injuries, but assuming he's back plus his fitness. I used to be very competitive and J. Glazer's at first of all. Let's not put fitness and Ben Rothlisberger. I love this, so glaser says don't put fitness and Ben Rothlisberger together. They're allergic to each other. There is no fitness and Ben Rothlisberger. His idea of a great off season workout is a yoga session playing golf and drinking beer. How this is what my sources have been saying for years is that he's talented, but he's not really committed. There's three quarterbacks in this league that are next level committed Brady Russell Wilson Andrew, breeze. It is a twelve month commitment big Ben. It's a sixteen game commitment. You see this all over pro sports. Some people the late Tony Gwynn he watched more film on had. Had A hit anybody in his sport for years. He was way ahead of the curve on that he lived for it. We've seen in the last dance. How much film Rodman watched, but Rodman wasn't totally committed his lifestyle. Big Drinker you know Rodman. was you know dependent on the moment the team in the day where he was emotionally. All in Russell is breezes Brady is. But I've but but one of the reasons, I. You know there's teams I am. Really into Baltimore's the best team in the league. And I and I'm not sure it's close right now. I think Baltimore's the Best Team League I thought they were really good. Last year, I thought their free agency was great. They. Had CAP space because we're not paying Lamar anything, I thought their draft was really really good. They had a depth, maybe one starter. I think they're well coached Lamar. Jackson's gotten better every year. He's obviously a workout freak. Ironic coincidental whatever word you want that he is a workout free, committed and Ben's not the same division in their big rivals but I like Cleveland and make the playoffs not Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh because I think Baker Mayfield Kinda got craft on last year and got embarrassed and humiliated I. think Baker. Mayfield I also think Baker Mayfield look fat last year. I thought he put on like I thought he looked I. thought he looked heavy I. Think Bakers at great off season. I think Baker. Mayfield's going to be totally in I. think Baker Mayfield is going to play with his hair on fire. And he's got a real coach. WHO's GonNa demand things from him, and they had a great draft and a nice free agency period so this this just sort of accentuates I mean thing about this. When you get older, it takes longer to recover like most of you. I could play basketball in College at the gym ripping ankle up two days later plan I mean I banged my toe the other day on my deck I mean I couldn't move for today's my body just, doesn't he? You know it's all that Tequila. In the Margaritas it doesn't heals quickly so big. Ben Is thirty eight comes off an injury. Injury and he's not in great shape. The reason guys can overcome injuries. Couple of years ago, Brady got hurt during the season won the super bowl because Thomson, such amazing shape. He makes his body heal quickly the way he eats the way he trains. The ways committed the sleep everything playa metrics, so it's interesting because Jay's not a guy that likes to pound on athletes, but it's a funny line and he's right. That's why I have my questions on the steelers big band, not in great shape. You know he I mean. He just mentioned the other day. He's been thrown. Thrown with pain for years? Why? Brady's. He's not throwing with pain. I just don't know how committed Big Ben and how his body will respond all right coming up next the five hard truth in sports don't Abby 'cause you're gonna get your feelings hurt. That's coming up. One more heard the heard streams twenty four hours a day seven days a week within the iheartradio APP. Search her to listen live or on-demand whenever you like. Oh, here we go! It's our to urban Meyer. Fifteen minutes live in La. This is the hurt. Wherever you may be, and however you may be listening. iheartradio Fox. Sports, Radio One. Urban Meyer fifteen minutes and segment that will offend some people, but it's time for America's honesty broker. ME. To lay the gavel down joy, Taylor, how are you this morning now? Tomorrow night? Joy, NFL schedules get released. Yes, it's very excited, but I love that I. Really do it. Well you get to play win loss, which is just the best game of then offseason, so good I I you know what? I think honestly nerds are flourishing. During this situation, we're in Oh. Yeah, this is this is a thriving time for now. All you cool people and lit people and social animals. It's tough, but I like to sit home and read and do wonky mock drafts, and my son and I laugh, because my son's the same way, and he's like yeah. You know I worry about people. But I I this is all good, and I'm like yeah, yeah, mostly just hanging out by myself amateur living your best life. Yeah, yeah, there we go, so. I was sitting here this morning. Thinking I was reading a story. A couple days ago. Join I talked about this that half. Of the top ten picks did not, teams didn't pick up their fifth year option. And I thought you know. Of course they didn't. Reality and there are things in sports that one of the reasons. I don't get mad. Sports doesn't make me mad and if you go to twitter, it's just mad people all the time because. You get mad based on expectations. You just have to be honest about stuff. I mean if if your parents are five foot two and five foot three. You're not playing in the NBA. Just, not going to it's okay. It's just you're not going to be playing in the NBA, you can give me. An outlier system is not going to happen and so today I thought I'd do a segment the five. Truth in sports that I've been reminded of recently and the segments going to be called. Don't at me Bro. K. donut me Bro. I'm just being honest. I've been doing this thirty years. I've seen it. Don't add me Bro are you ready to go. Here we. Go, number one. The. SEC's got better. Football players than everybody get over it, and so at the end of any college football season when I have to make a decision on a one loss team in an undefeated, Big Ten big twelve PAC twelve ACC team. I'm an almost always take the SEC. They get better players at a high school. More first round picks more national titles. Look ball records for the last ten years. I don't even think it's the best coach sports. Sometimes I think at Orange Iran won a national title. Death because Lsu got so many players. The reality is. State is the only cold weather program in America did even looks like an SEC program when you watch Ohio State, play their corners their pass rushers. You're like Oh. That's that's. That's a that's an SEC football team. That doesn't mean that. Pete, Carroll's Trojans couldn't beat him or Davos. Weenies Clemson Tigers can. But let's just be honest in the footprint of the south. They've got far more great high school. Football players, and the Urban Meyer's and Brian Kelly have to go south. Those schools don't have to go north to get players. The SEC's better. They're going to be better this year next year and every year. Just own it. Don't have me Bro. Number two. Seventy five percent of the players, your team drafted are not even going to be on the rostrum and five years. This whole league is designed best quarterback. Best coach equals chance for a super bowl. And everybody's GonNa. Lie about this, but seventy five percent of the teams in the NFL have no chance to win the super bowl this year because you don't have a good enough coach and you don't have a good enough quarterback. You can eliminate seventy five percent of the I was looking at a stat- this morning where they were talking about one hundred and twenty players between twenty eleven and twenty six draft glasses that had options exercised, and most don't a forty percent of those players did not get a second over their original team. Your draft this is why don't give out draft grades. I give out off season grades. Where Look at Your coaching staff your. Free Agency and your first two draft picks I've had GM's. Who are I respect? Tell me by the fourth round. Pick your crossing your fingers. You got no idea if they can play and these are professionals. Number three? Most, NBA star players don't WanNA. Live in the city they play. I'm sorry Sacramento I'm sorry, Detroit I'm sorry. Milwaukee I'm sorry. Cleveland and I'm sorry. India Indianapolis. If, you're young, rich and famous. Where would you WANNA live? You WanNa live in Los Angeles Miami. I'm sorry. Every. Time is a free agent. Opportunity you know these these fans out east on the eastern seaboard. How many free agents WANNA play in Washington? Philadelphia New York Boston. If you don't engineer a trade, they never pick you because your weather's lousy and it's a winner league the bottom line October through March. It's cold everywhere. It's not in Phoenix not. Los Angeles Miami most NBA stars. They're not going to say to jerks. They're nice kids. They don't want to plan the city's. They're planning. It's a winter league, no things. Don't ask me Bro. A number four. Hockey's never going to be that popular in the United States. It's lousy on TV we don't bet it. Ninety nine percent of people have never played it. It's Canada's Sport and let's be honest about it. It's expensive for young kids, so it eliminates a lot of people that just can't afford it. Plus they got morning Skates Morning Rink Time what dad wants to take their kids at four forty five in the morning to hockey, a lot of DADS can't and a lot of people just can't afford it, and we don't play it when we're kids and we don't watch it as adults. It doesn't mean I don't go to La Kings Games. But I mean the big foreign American sports are NFL BASEBALL NBA and college football and I would say over the next five years. The MLS is going to be over hockey. I'm sorry. You WanNa Talk Puck. Go for it. Don't ask me Bro. It's never going to be popular candidate sport. And finally by bosses will be mad. The United States, men's national team is Never GonNa win a World Cup. We're not we can compete. We can be fun. We couldn't make the last world. Cup and the way the way soccer works. Because of our economics. They're dying for us to be in the World Cup. They want us to be in the world, Cup, they give us opportunities to be in the World Cup. We got an easy bracket. And, we still couldn't make the World Cup it's US soccer is political. It's dysfunctional. Just watch the Games. It's like my sec argument. Christian Pulisic came out at eighteen I watched half of one match and I'm like he's so much better than the rest of our players. We don't have enough now now in twenty five years. Maybe it's different, but our best athletes don't play it. We can compete. We can win matches, but to win a World Cup. To win match after match after over Chilean Brazil and Argentina and England Germany Belgium in. What. Winning a World Cup I. Mean I think if we had it on our soil. And we were emotional and we were healthy, and maybe we got a couple of scheduling breaks where you know better teams lost players you. Maybe we could get into a fine later final sixteen. But I love the World Cup. I watched the World Cup, I'm totally into the World Cup much more than the Olympics. We're ever going to win it. Does it does it as I've said before I can know the ending, and still like a movie titanic I. Know The ending see more than once. I'm okay. The, ending doesn't even have to be good I. Can I watch usual suspects? The other night I know the ending. I still watch I don't have to have a happy ending. I don't I know the ending I can? No, we'RE NOT GONNA. Win a World Cup and I still think we'll be competitive in some. It'll be fun. I watch it. I don't just watch it for Team USA. How's that? Don't ask me Bro. Go. Pretty good I really liked that segment. That was very strong, very strong. By, the way I saw this was Scott Boras is in the New York Times. This morning had a commentary. We have to bring baseball back. He makes a very compelling argument. The says it happened after the attack on Pearl. Harbor Sixty years later at HAP- post nine eleven. It happened. Time and again baseball has helped our country heal. Yes. We've lost nearly seventy thousand people to covid nineteen tragedy beyond words, a growing number of found ourselves unemployed without warning. However we face a challenge in the coming weeks and months. How do we harmonize the concerns of health experts with the unwanted effects of those public health efforts? In a recent study, one hundred seventy million people, aged, twelve or older, identified themselves as baseball fans the highest number in the past twenty five years. The first step is to return the players to spring training style camps as soon as possible. I do think it would really be damaging. If, baseball didn't have a season and went eighteen months without the sport. I think the NBA can overcome that because the NBA tends to be star personality driven and stars always attract a lot of attention. Baseball is not star driven sport. It's a habit sport you. You Get up every morning and you read the box scores and you watch the highlights it. You get into a habit in the summer and the early fall of watching baseball. When you get out of that habit, it's hard to bring people back. And I also think baseball has unique challenges. It's got a very strong players union the player's Union. Yesterday pooh-poohed any idea of coming back quote. Baseball Union chief says players haven't gotten a formal proposal about restarting baseball baseball already has the players they have the longest contracts They make the most money Some of them may feel somewhat bulletproof. What's the point? We don't like one hundred sixty two games anyway so I. You know veteran players have already spoken out about coming back. the rumors I'm hearing and a lot of us are hearing. Is that in late June? Or, early June spring training starts July. First season starts a very abridge season. I do things I I do watch them Korean, Baseball Highlights Baseball's very unique umpires could wear gloves. You Sanitize Dugouts you know already. A third of the roster sits down the bullpen separate people. You take temperatures every day. You don't have fans, and again you. Don't you know a lot of baseball? Players were gloves unlike basketball. Reassure a ball. You're sweating on each other. That is not the case in Baseball I. Think you'd have it. I think you would actually have limited fans. wouldn't have to play without any fans. You go to warm weather sites the the warm weather. Could you know stem the virus a little? Nobody's really sure on that I'm certainly not. But The read the Scott Boras column in the New York Times I think it's timely. I think it's smart. Think he makes a lot of really really good points Urban Meyer. The Legend is going to be joining us next. Be sure to catch live. Editions of the Heard Weekdays at noon. 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How the heck are we going to get along on the Iheartradio? APP APPLE PODCASTS or wherever you get your podcasts. Right now he is residing down in beautiful, Sarasota Florida. Got A lot of friends done in Sarasota and Naples those are beautiful. Beautiful Areas Urban Meyer's three coaches to lead multiple schools to national championships. He's got three rings and Fox. College football's of analyst is joining us Urban Meyer so you know it's interesting. The Notre Dame athletic director said listen, we may have conferences, the play and conferences that don't I look at the big ten urban and I think rutgers is in Jersey. Maybe they can't play. Nebraska maybe looks at their infection rate and says yeah. We're GONNA play. Could you see a? Could you see a conference? Literally like a big ten? Not Having every school involved in a season. I actually could you know I I don't know everyone hopes that doesn't happen, but you need college football and there are certain you know it's GonNa be a state by state and I'm really intrigued to hear how they move forward with this where you know, say the FCC in. Obviously, it's top to bottom the strongest conference in America and you take them that really have areas that have not been. Hammered by the virus, and they WANNA play football. Boy It'd be hard to say. Don't play. A matter of fact I can't imagine that scenario, so it's GonNa. Be a state by state is GONNA be a team by team conference by conference. I think as the same moves forward and I've actually listened. A few phone calls about that, and I would believe that there's a chance that would happen by the way if a rutgers couldn't play, don't they? Share revenue any way like bowl revenue, so they would be assisted at some level, right? or You'd have to Magin that what happened. I have not heard that and. I haven't even thought about that, but certainly that would wipe out you know if you're not part of that revenue, sharing and a rutgers or really anybody that counts on that those resources, not just for football, but for other sports that could wipe out an athletic department, so yeah, I I would imagine that would be part of it. urban Meyer joining us. I I've said recently Mel. Kiper came out and said Joe Boroughs, a better prospect than Trevor Lawrence and I said boy. That's a feels like a lot of reasons. He bias to me. Is that I? There's some things about Joe Borough I love but I do think he's been a little bit of a one hit wonder. And is that a fair criticism where everything works for a season? You got a really good team, a really good offensive line. Just kind of the schedule works, or whatever do you think that's a fair concern about Joe Berle that you know? He was in college for a long time, and he didn't even pop until the last year and the second year at Lsu. Call it I don't believe that's criticism. I think that's factual. You know he a one hit. Wonder I mean that's better than the no hit. Wonder I mean He. He had arguably the best season in the. History, college. Yes he was on a great team, but you can't. When you really study his film, the throws he made. That wasn't a bunch of wide open guys. Now he he plays that ball scrambled. He kept plays alive, so yeah, it was a one hit. Wonder. He's a little bit later developing, but I don't look at that as concern. That's factual. Trevor Lawrence had three year. You know as freshmen, sophomore and to be a junior year he's had you know. He puts together a year. That's not that's a three hit or three three years, so there is risk involved and I would say this Joe. If it wasn't what happened, it would be a major risk, but you reality is. He had arguably the greatest season history in history, a quarterback ever hat. And that overrules the fact that he only did it for one year, so there is a risk involved in and I I don't. I didn't see Mel Kiper. List, but you know if Trevor Lawrence Has A. Big Time Year which you know, I imagine you will. That'd be hard not to say that he's right there with Joe Borough or maybe better. We'll see what happens. Jarret Stidham, according to a report this morning, new. England's all in on Jarrett Stidham if I recall you recruited Jarrett Stidham. Did you not? We did he's out of Stevensville Texas. One of the best high school programs in America. We didn't get real far with them. I can't recall exactly what happened but I remember watching high school film well very high on them. I started off at Baylor to Auburn. you know the one thing? As I said many times during the last couple of weeks. The common denominator up every great quarterback is in great great team. You know you the great quarterbacks you go to bed. Teams awesome become bad quarterbacks and I. It's hard for me at times understand. You know the media and often the fans they just they have a bad team, so it's quarterbacks fall, and you look around, and it happened at Alex Smith his first year a few years. New England or it San Francisco, so I think Jerry Jones. He put it with bill ballot. Check Josh mcdaniel. That system I think you'd get ready for you, know I. I can't say he's going to be the next time Brady but get ready yet. I'm sure he with Matt Cassel. he did it obviously with Tom Brady and Shoot the quarterback at the forty niners. Jimmy Garoppolo. Yeah gravel I mean. You know they're gonNA. They're gonNA. Make that quarterback a good player. so we talk about first round wide receivers over the last five years. There's been three times as many busts as hits and so. You know you look at the first round and we know some of these guys are not going to work. The name keeps coming up from my people as Isaiah Simmons. Zona took him and he's obviously a tremendous athlete, but do you think he would be a hard guy to coach because? He's in James, but not that good a safety. He's Honey Badger, but his dad instinctive. What is Isaiah Simmons as a pro? Feel and watch them. I also was sat in some meetings as the State got ready to play him. He's the all purpose guy in a matters, I think I think he's a great talent. I think how they use. Them is going to be key. And, everyone looks for you know. I saw the The saints how many conversation about the Stevens and the hybrid player? That can do multiple things for you? We would always look to that person Harbin or a multiple position player that gives great flexibility that he can go play outside. LINEBACKER plays safety. You know who knows could play a a nickel. And I just think he's a great talent and how they use them going to be key. You Know Kenny play. Every snap is a deep middle safety. That's remains to be seen because constantly do that with them. Yeah, you know there's another guy in the first round Damon are net cornerback Ohio state. there was a report. A couple teams didn't have on the board character issues. What do we know about those character issues? All It was more maturity issues. we always felt like he went to saint. Thomas Acquaintance one of the best high school programs in America. He had some of that You know stuff anymore. We had to get out of them, and and had a maturity issues He's without doubt. First round talent, 'cause he fits right in with those six or seven first round corners that came out of state. He was just behind mentally US behind maturity wise I think the key to him was what kind of coach position coach not head coach? What kind of position coach and what kind of room do you put Damon? Damon's in you know you have a Malcolm. Jenkins type player, you know just a grown man and a bunch of people that you know a bunch of athletes and then players in a real strong position coach I think he's GonNa Thrive. You put him in a situation where that's not the case, there are concerns I love. Damer but there are concerns. You know. September third or fourth Labor Day. Weekends has started college, Football. How many weeks minimum would you need to get your guys ready? Of actually had some conversations and the number that keeps coming up at six weeks. You know football safety issues involved And six weeks which put you around that July sixteenth number? that gives you time to get a team ready, and that's the conditioning. That's the you know, football such a complex game, but the most important thing is the health and safety. You know, 'cause a lot of these places majority of are going to hear eighty ninety degree heat to get those kids used to running They have to be on the move six weeks out. It's kind of a number that we've come up with. You know it's interesting I thought about the scholars football season, being in the spring and I thought. Who Maybe wouldn't WanNa College football season in the spring is an Ohio state a Notre Dame Sec Clemson. Because, you have the most pro NFL players and I could see some kids saying I'm not plan in February or March because I get hurt. I can't get physically right for the combine. So what do you think about these suggestions of moving it to the spring I? Think if I was Ohio state's coach and I got nine NFL guys. Some guys may not want to play if the season goes too late late March, right? I. Agree with you one hundred percent i. If that happens. The majority of college football I think would be you know once you just. It's hard to visualize that to how that works. You have college basketball going on, and then you turn around the up spring. You have kids that have to declare for the draft. Kids graduating early. That would have to now be eligible to get into Grad school. There's so many. hoops to jump, but what you just said is not. That's not maybe that's a fact. If you're a potential high draft, pick where you really go put on shoulder pads and a helmet play college football in January or February. I would say no. Urban USC change their defensive staff. It got younger and they've had a very good last month in recruiting very good after a couple of Ya after a couple of very weak recruiting years, and it's interesting. I've had some friends and they're saying well. What's going on down there? And I said they just got younger and I. Don't know how good the coaches are, but their really good recruiters and when you were selecting a staff. Would you have guys that you thought were be coaches, but a recruiters and then mix that with some a coaches and maybe be recruiters, is it? A balance ordered recruiting matter with every coach. I think when you're at schools where you can't pay or. Pay The market value of any league recruiter slash coach. But the Ohio states the USC the Texas the. SEC The CLEMSON's. You should be able to you know I would. Certainly. When I was at Utah, you just could not hire. The. You, know the the all purpose coach at Ohio state I never. Absolutely, not I if you better be. The is very easy. You the best recruiter at your position America if not that we a probably get this thing fixed. Wow, so we were all over that. When you have to put your also paying him hundreds of thousands of dollars, so I think. You know I would be shocked at the upper fifteen schools in America say we would accept that. because I don't know how you. Then you're then you're probably not winning. Recruiting. Every conversation in college football starts with recruiting, and it ends with crew and everything else. Inside is important, but. Recruiting pieces at and then you can see who's GonNa, continue any you all your watch. WHO WHO THEY'RE RECRUITING! Good talking to you coach you. Are. You're beaches. Open in Sarasota. Yeah. They're open now and I know you spent time in Naples. Love it I'll tell you what man I. I've never spent more than four days down here and this is this is. Really, beautiful area. It is especially when the beaches are open. Yes, it is. Tonya couch. Bicker Call Yeah. Beaches are open in some areas. They're not open actually joy in where we live in L. A. County. But I think isn't a Friday. Our governor is opening some stuff up. You know what I really miss. It's crazy now. It's not crazy. But what I've really found because my life I'm working out. I go home and a jog i. read a hang out with my dogs. I jump in the pool I walk around the neighborhood. I get workouts. Lift weight I'm doing everything. What I'm not able to and I don't shop so i. don't care the only thing. Right now. And I'm seeing more my kids than ever, so it's great. Some of this has been just amazingly beneficial for my relationships I'm getting the hang out with people more. I missed owned restaurants Oh. Yeah, that's really I. Mean You know going get? My nails was a nice experience. I would get a massage once a week. That's probably not going to happen for. but yeah. Going going to a restaurant is yeah. That's that's huge. It really is bigger than I. Thought and I don't go overnight but it's like couple times a week. My wife and I go out. And tell the kids were You know you know we'll be back in just a couple of days and I just missed the experience of going to a favorite restaurant, having a glass of wine or something having a meal, talking to people and socializing, it's a Mu- and I worry that outside of your restaurant groups. Forty fifty percent of these places are never going to survive that industry like the airline industry I. Don't think it's GonNa be the same for a long time. I miss going to restaurants. I really do here's joy with. The News This is the headline news sponsored by Mercedes Benz the best or nothing. Urban giving a nice shout out to Saint Thomas. Aquinas. Your brother coaches coaches the head coach. He's not the head coach. He coaches defense and my nephews. Asia in Mason both go. They're national champions. My niece will be going UN. Watch the game this year. I went to the State Championship. Yes, I didn't go to beat championship game. They beat. WHO THEY BE, they beat a team from someplace, not as good as their place. Yeah! I was there. I can't remember. They beat Saint Louis Saint Louis in the national champion. Two I went there as well so players adjusting to teams will have even more to overcome with limited offseason programs this year. Eli Manning thinks that even Tom. Brady will face some hurdles as he tries to get up to speed Tampa Bay. He told Sirius XM NFL radio I think it's going to be tough for him. Just the fact that he can't be doing everything he wants to be doing with the team and getting ready. Obviously they have play makers ever see her there. When you've got talented receivers, the makes a little bit easier to get on the same page. It'll be interesting how it all plays out, and how quickly he can adjust to new organization and new players offense especially with the limited timing he's going to have. Now in general, the normal situation I would tend to agree with and I do think are there are going to be some hurdles that Thompson have to overcome however. while. They're going to be a lot of teams that are up against it I think the giants will be. One of those situations with a new coach and young quarterback, a a lot of teams that have young quarterbacks and new coaches or new coordinators. Obviously, we know that they're going to have you know judgment period, but if you're going to have an adjustment period doing it with Tom Brady is not the worst situation we know the Tom Brady pores over studying material and a young quarterback. Say for example like Joe Borough and I. Don't Know How job our job borough is with. The axes knows I'm sure that he's. He's adequate, obviously number one overall pick but Tom. Tom Brady knows what he's looking at. You know what I mean so he? He's not just looking at film and trying to learn how to study film. And what does this actually mean? He knows how to watch film we. We saw it in Thomas Time. He loves what he does. He's actually. This is probably a great time for him. Outside of not being able to work out with his receivers, he's got plenty of times that around and watch film. It's just like this favorite thing to do. He makes his little. You Know Berry, smoothie and gets after. I I actually think that he is in the best situation as far as what he's able to study right now because he truly understands it, so the browns have shown their commitment to myles Garrett by exercising his fifth year option for twenty twenty one. and GM Andrew Berries. Hopefully they can get him signed to a long term extension told in rapport with the Browns seat Garrett. As a long term member of the organization and Rappaport believes that Garrett has a legitimate chance to be the first twenty five million dollars a year pass. rusher wouldn't pay that, but he's great I love him I. Love Him that much, but I love him. Well I. Mean they do have to pay someone I I. Don't think it depends on what the landscape of your team when you when that situation comes up inside to pay him I. Mean He's He's the cornerstone of that defense, which is a very good defense in is getting better, so I don't again I think the numbers all. NFL contractor so tricky like it's twenty five million. You know how how many years is it how? Does the rest of your team's that guy. What's the CAP? Hit Right so so? To, too caught up in the numbers in its, and obviously you know he did, he did take a reputation hit with everything that happened with the steelers and you know Vincent with Mason Rudolph which obviously the NFL has moved on from. He's no longer suspended. He's going to be back. He's been reinstated. He is other than that situation has been a model citizen, and as a leader of that team, obviously in the browns invests them I. I think it's a good. It's a good decision by the browns. He's a fantastic player and unlike the rest of the guys from that draft he is, he's going to be around the NFL for a long time as As we spoke earlier doesn't seventeen a top ten draft half are not getting their fifth year. Extension picked up finally Rogers future in Green. Bay has been widely discussed since the packers drafted Jordan love, the packers could save nearly four point eight million in cap space in two, thousand, twenty or twenty, two million in cash by trading Rogers after the twenty twenty season. But where we so once, that's been mentioned is Las Vegas Raiders obviously have plenty of offensive weapons for Roger's other options could be the Patriots if you're Stidham is not successful this year or the colts. If they don't have a strong post Philip rivers option. I do not I do not think the Patriots are an option, and I don't think the colts aren't option either. I don't like either of to stay. There they're not gonNA. Let him go in Green Bay. We know this. If you look at the cap situation, he's going to be a packer for two years. Now. Then, there could be some interesting conversations, but unless you had a cre- incredibly creative I read this the other day on the raiders situation boy, you'd have to be really creative. Otherwise the packers take a massive cap hit. Right twenty two million. So I. Look, I I don't think Roger's going to finish his career in. In Green, Bay. I think once he gets the opportunity to leave. It's going to end up being a situation similar to Tom, Brady I, think has a lot. Great football left in him, and obviously we're not. We're only even having this conversation. Because of the move, the packers made. If they hadn't made that move, we would never even be thinking to have this conversation. But he's not. It's similar to Tom Brady. Why would Aaron Rodgers go somewhere like the colts? Who who haven't established reputation and and and dynasty with with two quarterbacks now. Don't say Andrew Lock. Time was a dynasty, but you know Sandra Lexi, and it's manning steam, do you WanNa go to the Patriots Tom Brady. WHO's been compared to entire career? He's going to go to the Patriots and have and have to deal with that situation. A situation like the raiders actually makes more sense for Aaron Rodgers. If you'RE GONNA finish career out. Some are similar to what Tom Brady. Did those somewhere where you have nothing? No expectations whatsoever, and you can can live your best life. That's the situation that Aaron Rodgers wants to be. And if he is unhappy with the environments in Green Bay and that situation can't work anymore. Three joy with the news. Well, that's the news and thanks for stopping by. Word Lie, former NFL SCOUT NFL player bucky brooks thoughts on Aaron Rodgers thoughts on Jarrett Stidham. Twenty five million dollar pass rusher Bucky Brooks to her. Be Sure to catch live editions of the heard weekdays at noon. Eastern nine am Pacific on Fox. Sports Radio, F, s one and the iheartradio APP former scout for the panthers and seahawks former NFL defensive back now. Fox Sports NFL analyst. My Buddy Bucky Brooks. Catch him on the week. dings Saturday nights with Jonas knocks. All Right? You have contacts in the league I haven't talked to you in a while Green Bay draft a quarterback. What's the signal there? And why didn't they get a wide receiver? What's that signal? So it's a few different things that are at play column one. You have to understand from an organizational philosophy agreement have always been on the front end of getting quarterback. There's something wrong wolf did. He believe in everyone that in that front office still has ties to the wolf and the way it was done while traded for. Brett Farr give first round pick and took Brett Farr. Ted Thompson secede around. Drafted a-rod in the first round, so Brian 'cause within those roads, she understands how important it is to have. quarterback can have the next one ready. When Jordan laws within range. They made organization decision. Hey, let's get our next quarterback so now we can have. We can develop in a room, and and we don't have to be one of those teams desperately looking for quarterback when we need one, it's kind of like going to the grocery store with the list has opposable. When you're hungry, you make better decisions when you go with the listen hand. That's the packers did. Aaron needs to play better though. He. Absolutely needs to play it and I think that's also the thing because we romanticize and Rogers and we build them up to be. Like he's, he's got little proportions. We refuse to look at the way to display the last two years and two of those years he getting injured and then last year when you really look into play, lowest completion percentage, his lowest passer rating twenty fourteen. I think what you WanNa, do you? WanNa be on the front end of when you're a great players to get to find and Green Bay packers. They're trying to. To make sure that the franchises protected by having the most important position in place with a guy that is ready to be able to. Do you know as a scout? Thirty percent of the first round won't be any good certain positions like wide receiver. It's even higher than that yet. If you and I suggest a first round, player could struggle. It's outrageous I. Think Joe Borough is overstated. I think there's recency bias. What say you on Joe Berle? I'm not saying bus but I think we've elevated him to mythological status, and I think he's a good prospect. He's not John Elway. That, I think he currently has been doing and I think some of the mistakes that we can make when we're evaluating. We just look at the last season. We don't look at the entire body of work jober with outstanding last year. I guess. College football season. We've seen at the quarterback position however talent why he's not an a level Thomas key is a guy that went surrounded by great salad. He's a perfect point guard. He can shoot length. Those guys go to work. Yes I would kind of like it to Matt Ryan. Has Elevated he plays at a higher level. We say that Ram and the be level when everything is right around, and in fact I would say Joe Borough is probably more likely to get it. He's replacing Cincinnati Andy Dalton. Andy Dalton very early distributor St Clair appearances up one a lot of games. They had a great supporting cast. You look at I. Think Joe. Borough is more in that category. Then when people talk about Joe Montana, and all the other stuff like I think he's a temperature down young player. That, he's GonNa take the world on fire. Yeah, I totally agree. Henry rugs worries me as a first round bus speed guy finesse receiver wasn't the best receiver in my opinion on his college team I think Henry. Rugs could be you could. You can look up a year from now and go didn't work your thought. You know I think it's very important that when we're evaluating players, we need to evaluate in for Jack in the role that they played in caused meaning, kimmy rugs was the second or third receiver at Alabama I mean Jerry. Judy was the number one and so two project any rooks to be the number one. The anchor of the passing game with the raiders might be a mistake now. If John Gruden has a plan for him to kind of be the complimentary player vertical stretch player, the guy that can do some things catch and run faster than someone else is going to anchor. Anchor it time, but when I look at their depth chart, they don't have a true number. One receiver, so my fear with rugby is you're projecting him to be number one receiver and he never plays up to that is very similar to, and they're not same player, but very similar to take in junior being drafted early, and you're disappointed, but then when he goes other places, and he falls back in the role that works for him. He has success and enjoy the fourteen year career. It's really important that he plays the right role Cam Newton. Why can't he find a space? A couple of things that play, we can one. The injuries and the covert situation have been a teams from really examining and seeing where he's at. He hasn't been able to work out for team. Just visit with teams. They haven't been able to kind of check where he mentally and physically. Secondly, he's a big personality. When Cam Newton steps, continue your locker room. Big Personality, a lot of players going gravitate towards him. He's an. If you have a quarterback that is insecure and most quarterbacks, a little insecure with the factor. If the backup is to talented and makes them nervous, and can't talented and has a big personality. It's tough to take it on, and then finally evaluators whatever you thought about Cam Newton prior to entering the League does biases deal? Kinda hang in there and so if you never comfortable with this. This style at Auburn the way that he cared himself or whatever it's hard for you, doesn't him being your backup quarterback, there are a lot of things at play we've seen. Familiarity is really the driving force when it comes to quarterbacks, particularly backups I. Don't know how many advocate he has in the league that are saying. Bring me Cam. I can figure out how how to play with. By the way DAX better than Andy Dalton, it's just not a big gap, right. Oh this is an insurance policy. I think Dallas. Cowboys doing with most teams should do when it comes to the backup quarterback situation. A lot of teams would get a guy that Oh. See and the quarterback coach are comfortable with that. Know How to do this stuff on the board, but they really can't play the Dallas. Cowboys win got someone who can play any not a high. High end started, but he's a low end starter high-end backup. If you might McCarthy if Dak Prescott goes down for eight weeks. Andy Dong can win enough games with the supporting cast that he has around him. This isn't a threat to deck, but as more like the Dallas cowboys, going and getting a high price insurance policy to ensure that they can make a legitimate run issue. Bucky Brooks good talking to you! My man hope you're staying safe. Thinks about coming you. Can You bet? This mother's Day one eight hundred flowers limited delivery. It's important. Lock your ordering today. One eight hundred flowers beautiful mother's Day gift spoke as arrangements go to one eight hundred flowers. Click the radio icon. And enter the Code H. E. R., D.. D. I mean listen. It's if you didn't like Cam. Going in your he what's happened? Is there certain reasons why I didn't like him? He's exhibited some of those reasons here like CCC, Toyota. And if you like him, you know Nick right likes him so next like a I thought he was this CCC a couple years ago was at. So that's also you know what's interesting about. The NFL is like Chicago. Now is acknowledging Mitch Trubisky was not a great draft. Pick sometimes your GM, who drafts a guy doesn't want to acknowledge I whipped because you lose jobs especially for quarterback, so to bring Nick foles in by Ryan Pace, the GM the bears. That's a big move that he's acknowledging yeah. I could have had Shawn Watson now. What would trubisky I still don't get that one. I Matt Nagy. He was on the job. Market would have another job in fifteen minutes. If, he ever gets fired in Chicago. He. Basically Can look at the GM and go. We had this guy and we got that guy. Sometimes coaches are makeup for average. GM's our coming up. Be sure to catch live additions of the heard weekdays at noon. Eastern nine am Pacific. here we go our three. The always entertaining air. Tom Tolbert fifty minutes this. Is the hurt. Wherever you may be in. However, you may be listening. iheartradio Fox sports radio, F S One Sirius Xm channel eighty three. I was having a conversation last night. Joy Taylor with my wife. And I was saying that. I feel lucky to be in California. We've we've been kind of lucky not in the crosshairs to the level of other communities or states with the grown virus. Also for some reason, I have no idea why. Beach communities have really been affected much at all in California. Is it the sunlight more athletic people? They're healthier. WHO KNOWS The the the fifteen hour breeze every day on the beats. The wind's not as static lot of sunlight I. have absolutely no idea why Newport Califa- -fornia about an hour down the beach from me. One percent of their ventilators have been used at one of their hospitals one of their popular hospitals. I have no. No idea why but I was saying you know I feel like you being California that we have space, and you know a lot of Psalm got nice breezes whatever Blah Blah Blah, but it is I I told my wife last night. You know there's been over the course of time. People always talk about you know. The suburbs are boring. Let's move to the city and I. Said and I was telling my wife. I said you know what I think is going to make a comeback. Moving in the suburbs and having a yard because I think for people that have had space, the virus has been less daunting and jarring just north of new. York City Westchester County, people have homes in yards, and the virus has not been as impactful as the city of New York. When urban living people are you know? Tighten around each other so I said you know suburbs will always get a you know a knock because they're boring. And I said boring may be good going forward, you know the virus is obviously GonNa change all sorts of businesses, but now I mean, you can go out and be social. You general generally. WanNa live closer to where you go out and be social so that now that's cut off and you're stuck in the place that you generally only spent hours and sleeping and changing. Yeah, it's a little different experience, but I think he might be onto something. The suburbs will make a comeback. People just a little bit more space, a little bit more yard. It'll yard play with the dogs little yard. The UN cool not let not cool suburbs make a little bit of a comeback here in the real estate market We were talking about Joe. Borough in recency bias and Bucky Brooks the former Scout, and he agrees with me that job real good prospect. He's a nice prospect. He's not a superstar prospect. milk hyper. Saying yesterday is better than Trevor Lawrence. I think it's nonsense, not a single GM. I talked to thinks that. And, I also think something happens. Is that we? We get recency bias Israel thing and we get caught up on new and exciting I'll give you an example I'm talking to a friend of mine the other day who lives? Out of the country. And he says how in the hell are Joe, Biden and Donald trump old. You know old guys. How are they? The finalists and I said because the media was like new and young and fresh and cool and or revolution candidate like Bernie San. Not The public likes. The public comfortable they know. Joe Biden Conservatives NO DONALD TRUMP. The media wants you to believe. Everybody likes the new cool better. Mayor, Pete, that's what Hollywood likes. That's what the media likes. Most people are creatures of habit. You eat the same thing for breakfast, one or two, three one or two things very few variations. Every day you go to a restaurant, you have one or two things you order off the menu every single time cocktails. It's one of two cocktails. People like what they know. They know Biden. Nobody endorsed by no coup. People endorsed by nobody in Hollywood. Endorse Biden and he's here because he's comfortable and we fall in love with new and exciting, and we lose our perspective. You Know Ricky Martin member Ricky Martin. And Ricky Martin came out, and he was cotton candy, and it was not the kind of music that was gonNA last forever. It was very hot and I can remember going on the air at the other place with Ricky Martin. And saying on the air like it's fun, it's cotton. It's it's high energy. It's fluff. It's Kinda got a sex appeal. But. This is not the Beatles. Like, this is not, this is not the eagles. It's not Marvin Gaye I it's. It's cute. It will disappear into the ether. And people in music. No, I'm musician. No. Listen to this again. Just listen to this. Does this sound like it's going to be big in forty years? I'll be honest with you. It's sexy. Fun Cool! It's not. Yeah that's not. It's great. Eight song. But. It ain't Marvin. Gaye. It's not. Even people who are smart, no music. It's we like new in fun and what's recent? Bob Gibson's legendary baseball pitcher used to have saying he said great baseball catches beautiful women. The last one you saw was the greatest, and it's really drew. And I think that's very interesting to think about. Because Joe. Berle had a great last year and an average junior year. But none of us, Jordan love is getting crushed. The packers are getting crushed. Does everybody, understand how good Jordan Love was the year before he came out thirty two touchdown, six picks throwing the no NFL guys. Does everybody remember that Sam Darnold was way better? His second year in college, Thirty One touchdowns nine picks that his final year in college. Does everyone get that? Jarret Stidham was eating up the SEC eighteen touchdowns, six picks, hundred and fifty one quarterback rating, sixty seven percent completion percentage. So darnold love and Jarret Stidham. Were great the year before they came out, and in all three arguments I can make I can make the debate. It was a coaching situation. Joe Berle didn't do anything until the end and now people are saying Oh. Joe Borough is Trevor Lawrence. recency bias. The Ricky Martin effect it did the last cool fun danceable song you here's the greatest song ever doesn't mean it's GonNa last. I think I don't know. About Jared Stidham I, don't know. But I'll tell you this. He's got a better coach than Joe Borough. He's got a better owner than Joe Bureau. They have a better front office than Schoeberl. He's got an easier division Joe Borough. And and here is a Jordan Palmer who has worked out with Jarrett stidham before. He's a big advocate. He's at the upper echelon in terms of arm, talent accuracy, spending it so from an analytical standpoint the dude can spin it, but one of the misconceptions about Jerry, and this happened mainly you know and having conversations leading up to the draft two years ago when he came out was if you flip his sophomore and junior year, he left after junior year. If you flip those two years, he's a high draft pick. Sam Darnold Jordan Love Jarrett Stidham just flip their years. Baker went over Sam Darnold. Really. Sam Darnold went seven six last year with mono with nothing to work with Baker fell apart with tons to work with. So we had nick ride on earlier today Tom Tolbert interesting guys going to be joining us in a couple of minutes. And Nick Wright has as. Key Likes Laurent It's not that he doesn't like Jordan, but he's very much a pro Lebron. Guy, whereas I think Michael's best player I've seen Lebron does more things well than any player I've ever seen. Lebron does is the Swiss army knife of the sport physically passing distributing rebounding scoring teammate, I think Lebron's the got more overall. Aspects to his game that are great, be plus to a whereas Michael just offense defense, relentless unbelievable, not always the best teammate, not pretty a great passer didn't have the range of shooting Lebron does now, but as a relentless player. There's nothing like him scoring nothing like him. But I was asking Nick said. It doesn't bother me. That Michael is brutal to Jerry Krause now that he's passed because Michael was brutal with him during their days together. So I'm not seeing a phony. An inauthentic Michael I'm seeing a Michael Jordan was tough on Jerry Krause when they worked together, and he's tough on him now and I'll take that kind of personality in person over fakes and phonies, posturing people on Social Media and frauds and I asked Nick. Is it fair? He thinks Jerry deserves more praise I guess while Jerry crowds did seem to really want Freddie for what Michael and Scottie and Phil did, and seemed to really always looking for ways to kind of create wedges within the team. What cannot be forgotten to history is Jerry Krause found Scottie. Pippen got Horace Grant Acquired Dennis. Rodman waited three years for. Only coach got fever John Paxton so I. I listen the Guy might have not been at likable. You might have had some personality quirks all of it, but he did a really underrated job at filling out the rest of that roster, because when Jordan was first winning, MVP's, and it was when he when he's scoring thirty five and then thirty seven points per game, those teams were winning. I think Jerry Krause. Never quite understood something that is really important as a general manager. You are the executive face of the franchise and he was bad with PR and he was bad socially. And, he just one of those guys as Steve Kerr said he couldn't get out of his own way. I think he was really good the stuff you don't see. And he was really awful on the stuff you do see. And, you see the general manager of teams. Outside of the Patriots all the time. Tom Tolbert coming up next this mother's Day. One eight hundred flowers has limited delivery. It important a lock in your order before Friday. Go to one eight hundred flowers dot com. Click the radio icon enter. The Code Heard H. E. R. D. Tom Tolbert next. Be Sure to catch live editions of the heard weekdays at noon eastern nine. Am Pacific on Fox. Sports Radio One and the iheartradio APP. Oh, just got some very interesting news in our industry. Hold on whether you're working from home or working on your fitness. You want to hear your music. Not Your Roommates Rais Khan's wireless ear buds where to fifteen percent off Bairam, Khan dot com slash hurt by Ray COM dot com slash hurt. He is a he is transition beautifully from athlete to great broadcaster can be are one of the great. A local radio titans in the country to six Tom Tolbert. so you're watching this last dance thing Tom and You you actually were in the ninety one. Western Conference Semis Against Magic and. Do you face Jordan in the mid nineties and the playoffs. no, but I call, and you know. Maybe we got to start off with. How are you? How are you know how you're doing? I mean I. don't ask for candles, but I. Maybe maybe a French dip. Them I'm good to go. I'm looking at stuff right here. Somebody put down your so first of all. What's your takeaway in the last dance? It's been good. I know a lot of people think it's spend great I. I lived through a lot of it. I'm real good friends with Steve Kerr Bush slurs, so you know I've heard a lot of the stories and watch the Games, and saw the rise of the Jordan the ordinaries, the Bulls and kind of watched them go through their struggles in the eighties, but haven't played against him in lived it I like it i. think it's very good i. don't think it's great. It's not revolution there. There's not a ton of stuff in there that I didn't know. Just because maybe I knew some of the stuff that most people didn't because I had two friends that played for. For the team so but I do like it I mean I i. don't know if it's a combination, but you know great like everybody says it is, or it's like sports programming, and he's like Oh my God. We'll take anything right now. Sports programming that we haven't seen before so I watch it every every week I. Look forward to it. And I. Think it's very well done. Is there. I mean when the first time you've got a glimpse of Michael. Or you had to switch off on him. We know that he was long big hands athletic. Some of the video clips and I I lived through it, too, but the first time you've got a glimpse of him played against him wasn't a little surreal, I mean. What was he that much greater than guy who played with Dominique Wilkins. Yes? Yeah, he was. That's what makes him. Look I. I hate to argue who the best player ever was 'cause. There's different eras you know. People WanNa compare Lebron and Michael all the time, but the errors were totally different. Defenses were different. Were different. The way you played was different. Can you imagine Michael Now? If you couldn't touch the guy? He'd ever forty a game. And can you imagine Lebron the way he plays defense when he's locked in if he could be physical and really manhandle you always playing defense, so I mean it's. Totally different to me I mean, but Jordan is obviously one of the greatest handful of players in the game. And yes, there was something different about it and when I switched off on him, I just yelled help. You know what. Let me back off of him and if he makes a jump shot. WHAT THE HELL! He makes Jim Seven. I figured it'd be drove around me I'd grab him if he went up in the air, I tried to knock him on his ass and to jump shot then I say what do you want me to do? It didn't happen a lot, but occasionally it would happen, and yes more terrifying was when he switched up on you on defense, because I was just trying to get rid of the ball as they I I was thinking to myself. Myself, no good is GONNA. Come from this so either I just shoot it right now where he can't take it from once I. put it on the ground or pass it as quickly as I can. Because I knew if I thought too much about what I do with it, he was just GonNa take it away from me and I didn't need that I didn't need the aggravation. He was a great defensive player. I was always struck by. I remember hearing a story during his time off that he was in Birmingham. And he put on one of those. Outfits to make you sweat like one of those blacktop things put them on Yep. and he went through three hours of batting practice in Birmingham. And I thought and I remember seeing that and thinking there are certain people in my life that can literally play thirty six holes of golf in the extreme humidity and South Carolina in August and then go out to dinner and have drinks and do it all over again. I. Am not that person there was. There is a relentless. To Mike relentlessness that I mean you played with certain guys? Michael's energy bordered on alien. It was just to me. He just had it every single night. Is there anybody comparable of you? Have you ever played with an athlete athlete? Like they don't sleep? They can just yeah. The the one guy call in with Chris Mullin I played with in Golden State for three years, and he was a guy that appeal only played twenty four minutes usually less than thirty minutes. You'd come in and he'd put on the same thing though sweatshops, and then he'd go ride the stairmaster or the bike, and twenty eight minutes for me I was like damn I need I. Ice Bad them some Beers in twenty. Twenty minutes for Chris. That wasn't even really a workout for him, so he just wanted to make sure he got more but workout in he was. He was similar in that if he didn't feel like. He got the workout that he needed, he would go get extra, and he was always in the gym after practice, even if it was a hard practice, he do a little bit more. Get up a few more shots. I remember. We went golfing one time am I been after practice? Maybe not maybe during the off season, and then we go golfing, and he leaves us after nine holes, and so me and my buddy mark Grebo. Who was a trainer on the team at the time? We're we're finishing, and we see Chris Jogging with his dog like as playing the thirteenth hole, so he wanted to make sure he got his workout in that day, so we play nine holes with us. And then he went for like a five mile run with this Akita and then he went and did some other stuff. He was that way in that he needed. He wanted it. He craved that kind of stuff, but those guys are different. They're just they're different I mean. mean. Michael's one of those guys that he has the greatest natural ability to go along with the greatest work ethic guys who have great work ethic that don't have great natural ability, and maybe you can stay in the League eight ten years, or you have guys with great talent that maybe don't have the greatest work ethic. I always thought Derek Coleman struck as one of those type of guys, incredible natural talent, and probably should have been just as good as Karl Malone was. You Know I. Don't think DC worked quite as hard as Carl Malone did, but you get some all stars and a nice career, and make some nice money, but when you put incredible talent with incredible work ethic, that's when you start getting your your birds, and your magic's and your Jordan's and your Lebron's guys that just have an insatiable desire to go out there and work and be the best. Is there anything Kobe did better than MJ? Oh boy. I in a way I didn't play. Against Kobe, and obviously they were similar I mean i. it always struck me. Not only they talk the same, and they kind of moved the same. Yeah, somehow or another. The ball went in the the bucket, the same way like on that fade away. Jump shot the ball. Seem to go in the bucket the same way Jordan said I mean it was uncanny. How much they played alike, but I don't know that there's anything. That he did that was better than Jordan I. Mean you look at Jordan's shooting percentage throughout the course of his career and he was regularly fifty three to four, which is not easy to do for. For off guard inlet they. Hate, it and a lot of threes, but you can't tell me that. If he didn't grow up in the air of threes, he would have been able to see the three of an idea I did. He could have anything you wanted to the game. Didn't the game didn't reward that as much back then? Nobody really cared about the three. It was inside out when I played. Now it's outside in, but you know Kobe was great, but as far as I'm concerned, looking at his career Jordan's career. I mean I could be missing something, but there are so similar, and I think Jordan was I think was better at everything on the basketball court then Kobe was and there's no. Shame in that is is Steve Kerr, a vital part of the Bulls Jeb Bush just He wasn't as much do they have similar experiences with Mj, or does one think of MJ more fondly than the other? I like to see I I like to say they're both a bile part of the bowls, but vital violent. To the word. I know that's terrible not really. I mean they both have the same story. Just how driven he was how driven? He was in practice how he wouldn't let them lose. How in that seventy two win season? That could have been in back to back maybe the second back to back in Utah Denver Dow wherever and they gonNA play because Jordan was in one of those guys. It always felt like look. Someone's coming to watch him. Play could be the first time I want to get out there and play and I wanNA. Be At my best, and you see during the documentary that he just takes these these slights you know the Marley slice I forget who crazy he's. Like I guess that's one of the reasons you know you look at his hall of fame speech. You talked about the slights in high school and stuff and you wonder what drives a guy who's considered the greatest ever. And I guess that's what drives and he's he. He's gotTA. Make up stuff like Oh, he thinks. Marley's a good defender. Okay I'M GONNA. Go show him. It's like wow. This guy really does that kind of stuff, but. But I guess when you've achieved so much and you dominate every time you go out there. You gotTA figure out a way to get yourself juiced up and ready to go and dominate again and he had I mean we played him, calling I was with Arlando, and we played him, and he had sixty four, and we beat them. Shack had like twenty nine in twenty four. It was a game that was Unin Bat not that. Not that long ago and at the end of the game. I remember thinking man. He played pretty good. He must have close to forty and I. looked up at the scoreboard, sixty four and I was like God Dang sixty four, and then it kind of domes on. You sound good. This guy is like sixty. Four doesn't even seem like a huge deal. Because he scores, he's always regularly in the thirties and forties, and it's not that big a deal so when a guy can get sixty four and you don't even really notice it that much. Let's Kinda a weapon. That guy was. Tom Tolbert joining us so you're feeling if the NBA comes back. do you think it will? God I think it's fifty fifty right now I really do. I here's what I think. I think if it comes back, it should be playoffs only and if they have to have like to see him crowned champion this year if they have to just go to the final eight, they don't need sixteen. When's the last time anybody in the bottom half of the play? Offs made any noise like really made a run. Maybe there was an upset here there. DENVER BEAT SEATTLE ONE YEAR MEMPHIS beat San Antonio, and then you had the nick speed in the heat, and the warriors beat the the Mavericks, but you know when it comes right down. Down to it. Usually it's your one two threes and foresee it's you might get five sneaks in there occasionally or rogue six, but for the most part, so I'm okay with them. Just saying look, let's just go eight four side. It's not this thing out. We can play best to seven. We don't get the best of five and see. We could find ourselves a champion. Would it be cheap to somewhat yeah, I? Guess, but the playoffs were pretty much set already. There was a few things that could have happened and again I just don't think by six seven eight. It's not hockey. It's basketball. Those guys don't matter as much I mean it's. Fun for them. They're not gonNA. Make the playoffs and I know the owners would love to have the the income, so the money always comes into play, but it's far as determining true champion I think if you put four in the eastern port in the Western. Let them fight it out. You get your champion. You think most guys WANNA play. That's a great question. I think the guys who were in first person second feel like they have a legitimate chance to win a championship. Definitely WanNa Play I. Think you honest would definitely WanNa play Lebron I don't think there's any doubt wants to get back there and try to win A. Try to win a ring I. Think Guys Aren't in the play offs. There's not a chance in hell. They WANNA play. Not WanNa come back and play the last ten games of the season. 'cause who knows what guys are going to be looking like? You'RE GONNA get guys, remember when Shawn. Kemp came back after the lockout that one time. And it looked like Shawn Kemp. put on about fifty pounds during the break. You make it make Jamaica. Out there I mean maybe a rash of Baloney cl's in torn tendons, and all kinds of stuff, because I guarantee Guy Straight Lounge and right now they're not. You're not the playoffs us like grow on the beach. I'm chilling right now. They were playing in like two weeks. Them too bad for me, so yeah, there's no reason to go back to the regular season. 'cause I don't WanNa see a whole bunch of dudes get out there and get hurt and the one thing I will say I am fearful for if they do bring the season back and they just go to the play offs. I hope it looks like play basketball at least close to it. That'd be my biggest fear if Adam silver is coming back in the basketball like garbage that that's not what you want you want at least have 'cause basket player basketball's high intensity basketball, the most fun basketball to watch of the season. You don't want it to come back like live sports is here and then you're watching just like. This sucks this. So that's that's not what you want, so I guess the fine line. I'd like to see a champion if if at all possible. What's your average day like now? I mean in in see where I live in Manhattan beach. We've had one death of fifty or sixty cases thirty six thousand people. It's not might my doctor has tested. You know a dozen. Two dozen people know positives. It's not. We're all cautious with social distancing, but it's not it not New York, city to beach community in l. a., and there isn't this you know we had the big outbreak. He is in San Francisco. The numbers have been. Pretty low what? What is the average daylight in San Francisco Know. I'm right across the bay. From San Francisco in fact I can see the city from for more and Matt over here in. Alameda, so for us, it's just you know. Get up in the morning out easily. You know, get outside. Go for a walk into my exercise. And then there's a whole bunch of people in the trail. That never used to be there, so you got to kind of avoid them like traffic cones weaving and we've been out. Some people have the masks on, and some people don't have the masks on masks on I went out there a couple weeks ago, I didn't really have one of those masses surgical masks. So I wore the the Michael. Myers mask from how the wing. That's the only mascot head, and it kind of freaked people out one on. When I was walking I. Don't know if it kept the germs out or not, but I don't know. It's the best I could do well six, six or six seven guy with the Michael Myers mask on yes. Yeah, I I. Yeah Yeah and I had the dicky's on and I walk real slow and tilted my head every once in a while. Night at home. And you go, we got the setup upstairs, so do the show upstairs with partners rotten, Larry. Come downstairs. Have a couple beers finding old game to watch, maybe find something on Netflix of gone through probably ten fifteen documentaries I watched it damn documentary sculptor. That's warm out right now. You know what it's about time you get culture I. Watch the documentary on a sculptor and that'll be. Watch. It was fairly fascinating. peaky blinders to you if you haven't seen that one, oh, yeah, on net flicks! Awesome that that I didn't know about before this and I watched it, and then once I started it. No four episodes of really get going. And then that was one of those three am shows. where I just stayed up every night until three am until they knocked it out of love that show great show. Tom Tolbert be are good talking to you by. Calling. I finally know the answer to my question. Before I came on here, I said I wonder how long it would take. Calling has been around. The business forever knows a lot of people. I wonder how long it would take him to go through Rolodex, and now that you've finally hit me. We have the answer seven weeks. Stock. Save calling right, buddy. Tom Tolbert Funny Guy. He played it. Arizona Arizona Guy with Steve Kerr. Kurt, how to cradled career executive coach broadcaster player seriously. I mean Phil. Jackson's like that player for the Knicks teams. Coach. They went then you kind of scrappy executive by the way. Kerr was a decent executive. Not Great Phil Jackson was didn't work as an executive, not all his fault. The executive things harder than you think. If you can play, you can play. And I think smart guys. Can Coach the executive thing? It's hard man. The best executives in the NFL and the NBA Jerry West Pat. Riley didn't Pat Riley draft Shabazz Napier. When you do. This hard you guessing college? Throw to tell you that yesterday. You're like. Oh, just be an, NFL! DM No. I said I wanted to be. I didn't think I'd be great at it. I mean I would I would have no problem you know. I could do the fans out in media out I. Always wondered how I deal with the media because I watched people deal with the media I would be very. Manipulative I would plan press conferences, but I don't think I'd suffer fools. Deal with the media well. Is this you pre being America's media icon? Transition now having had your and you have been America's media icon for a long. Right and what I find with the media is I would probably find a couple of guys in the local market. I trust it and give them information and the rest of the steps I wouldn't care about. But I would be very I would go up like when I see. Donald trump new two hours at these press conferences I'd be up in out of their four minutes. I'm not giving the media anything in general lessons. Yeah, I mean these these jams just extemporaneously talk, and they're not planning I'd go up to talking point. Hit Him. Any questions I wouldn't even go any I'm out. I would give the media nothing. Nothing I'd be no. I wouldn't be nice like Chris, Ballard or Daryl Morey Nice guys. Talk and all the time I'd be brutal with the media. Pretend, you have the sound effects like the media? Tomorrow I should just pretend I'm a general manager. He's Enron here just. General, manager jobs get? The GOULET can be the pesky reporters and I I would tell you totally how I would act. General, if you are, you don't have to be nice, but if you are readable with the media, generally gets you a little further, especially the GM. Joy With News. No on the news. This is the third line news. Perfect transition before the draft steelers GM Kevin Colbert suggested that the league add three more rounds this year, and he explained to profootballtalk talk why he one of those routes. Thinker, about! Three extra rounds in the reasoning was part of. It was selfish you wanted to have. Safety Net because we're dealing with lessons. Nation your picture out of. A. Safety Net again. But the other thing was. It would give us player. The marginal player. is off attorney. Who? Perform on that opportunity. You know maybe more player. Whether He also said he was disappointed that that suggested leaks because the conference calls about draft, ideas were supposed to be confidential, but I do agree with him. There were a lot of players especially players from small schools that benefited from those days that were certainly affected by the draft, but I think we both agree the draft at least on our end. As of you're whence, it couldn't have gone better. It was it was perfect. I don't know I haven't. Haven't talked any GM's or front office people to know. How went for them behind the scenes? As far as we know, everything technically was okay how you know how it's going to end up playing out. We don't know but as we've been talking about all day. The draft three years ago, the top ten in the two thousand seventeen draft top ten picks, half of them are not getting their fifth year extension. So, what's the excuse for that year? The draft. It's hard, it's. The one thing I will say that I agree with him. Is that the the fringe players marginal players that were affected by Pro Day? There's going to be a lot more. evaluation is going to have to happen for them drafted rookies that are coming in. But once this is all lifted they will. Jonathan Taylor COMPLA- running back Wisconsin. I'll make you guarantee I. don't need to see his day. He'll be a nice pro. Only I mean. The pro days produce for players like that that. That's kind of silly. He's more referring to players that you're trying to raise their draft. Soccer players from smaller schools so cam. Newton has been on the market for over a month since his release from the Panthers Greg Olsen, who was released in February had a chance to visit teams and signed with the seahawks before everything shut down. He thinks that Cam has been at a disadvantage. Because of how late he was made available. Get released after the lockdown was put in place. I think really limited his chances. Of teams, Hey, seeing that he was healthy, just having a conversation with potential new quarterback, and I think that's been a challenge forum. hoped that as things continue to open up in life, sorta starts resembling some normalcy again. and. He could start checking some of those boxes because he's he's. Good player to not be on a team right now. I think there could be multiple things true about the Cam Newton Newton situation. I think that the injuries can really not be a factor if he wasn't going on, they would bring him in to evaluate him and the think he's fine as far as that goes. We know what his potential as we know. What his talent level is. That can also be true. People can have their opinions about what he is a star and And how he handles press conferences or his outfits, or whatever all these things can be true, but I also think that the environment in the market matters as well timing Greg. Olsen said he wasn't able to go out and meet with teams, and all this happened. The fact that the market is saturated the fact that a lot of teams that may have needed a backup already got starting quarterbacks as backups Jameis Winston. Marcus, Mariota. Dallas cowboys, so there's a lot of things a lot of factors working in in. It's not just that I think people May. Some teams may have some reservations about weather Cam Newton fits in their system or not. We'll talk more about the story this afternoon on joy chat at three thirty eastern on caffeine free APP go download and subscribe to the Fox sports channel finally Tom. tiptoe has been out of the league since the Timber Wolves fired him in early, two thousand nineteen. But he's getting some interest as a head coach again. He has already been a potential candidate for the Knicks coaching job according to the New York Post the nets, and the rockets also have a strongest interest in. We know that Mike Antonis contract with the rockets expires after this season I don't. Know, so this morning on I think that they're just rumors. I don't really love The New York I. Think Tyler who is a much better fit for that organization and for. Katie and Kyrie. Head coach is good assistant. Are we sure is a good head coach? Well? He's a I mean eight seasons at six playoff appearances. It's three fifty, two, hundred, Forty forty-six. I the thing about the, but oh that I, don't I? Don't love is has a. he has a reputation of really being a grinding players down and I. Don't know if that necessarily fits in the new MBA I think he's very well respected around the MBA but I i. I think that he would just be a I think. Tyler would be a better fit with Katie and Sherry in the nets for for for many reasons but I know Katie and Kyrie. They worked with show a team. USA They reportedly respect him, but. I think the tyler is a better fit there now. The rockets that's. Kind of interesting, but we'll have to wait and see what happens with that organization joy with the news. Well, that's the news and thanks for stopping. HEARD LYING NFL schedule comes out tomorrow. So Vegas has given you Fox has given you the over unders. And that tells you. They're telling you what they think. The standings will look like we did. The AFC yesterday will do the NFC today. What Fox Bet and Vegas are telling you. The standings will look like and how I would change them. That's next. Be Short. Catch live editions of the heard. Weekdays at noon eastern nine am Pacific on Fox Sports Radio One and the iheartradio APP. May Seventeenth is the day we've all been waiting for. AS NASCAR RETURNS, don't miss the historic green flag and the return of live racing as NASCAR is back Sunday may seventeenth on Fox. By the way I. Watch the ufo special last night. It was so bad. You, could never I only believe in to ufo sightings in the history of the world that I? Think are legitimate. One is the one that the Pentagon released those little bugs flying on the water. There's not much you can say that's. That's kind of interesting and the two thousand six Chicago O'hare airport incident. Where there's pictures of it and nobody can figure out what the hell it is, and there's a saucer right over a plane and there's. The only to everything else is a bunch of nonsense. But I. Mean You do believe in aliens? No, I don't believe in aliens. What's I've worked with people who I think have alien like qualities. But I don't believe in alien, so we're the only creatures in the whole universe. Plants and stuff. It's a bit egotistical. ENORMOUS EGO! Who knows that? If there are aliens, they could have bigger egos than us. They always show aliens with big heads got big egos in. You know being. On. All right so yesterday I did the AFC today the NFC, so Fox bat the over under are out so I'll show you how they based on their over unders think the division will finish and I've already given you my over unders. The the records I think teams will have so here we go. Let's start with the NFC East Fox. BET believes Dallas and Philadelphia Tie for the division then New York in Washington. I think Philadelphia wins the division. Dallas lost too many people from their leading sack maker to their best corner. To. Travis, Frederick Hall of fame senator to Randall Cobb a new coach, so I I think there's only one playoff team. In my opinion in that division, and it's The Philadelphia Eagles, and frankly I think the giants could be a little bit of a tire fire because they have a new coach new coordinators. And just I just. I just don't know of Joe Judge can coach, but I got Philadelphia Winning Dallas. News Washington Non Playoff teams? Okay, Fox bat thinks the Green Bay packers when their division Minnesota's second Chicago. Detroit fourth, I think Minnesota had a better roster last year and got significantly better in the draft I. Think Minnesota drafts really really well. Just in Jefferson Slot Wide Receiver Jeff Ladny. Ezra Cleveland a left tackle. I just think Minnesota was a better roster last year and got better and so I think. Minnesota wins the division. Green Bay is a team that will vie for a playoff spot. They're legitimate. I'm not saying they're not. Green Bay is a playoff team i. have them in and then Chicago five hundred in Detroit. NFC South the over unders, Fox? Bet Sees New Orleans winning. Then Tampa Atlanta and Carolina. I think the single easiest NFC bet. On Fox bet I have New Orleans winning Tampa next to Carolina and Atlanta I. Do not see it as a rebuild for Carolina. I think Carolina's a five hundred team. They're over under his five and a half I think it's the easiest NFC win I. Have Carolina over five and a half first of all. They had a great free agency period Teddy Bridgewater Robbie Anderson Russell Kun. Then they went and got two of the Best Three D defensive front players in Derrick Brown and the. Penn State Defensive End. And I think Matt rules the kind of guy that's going to take. They're already really good offensive players like. Curtis Samuel Dj, more and Christian McCaffrey and elevate all of them I. Think Carolina's team this year I don't buy their mess and finally NFC West Fox bet has the niner's winning Seattle next L. A. Next in Arizona. Winning, I think Seattle is the number one seed in the NFC at twelve and four. I think they added a top corner and Quinton Dunbar Greg Olsen. Bruce Irvin, and to be honest with you like their defensive draft, and if it was not for running backs getting hurt last year, I think they beat Green Bay and give. They were really a good team and give San Francisco fits. I think San Francisco has a little super bowl hangover early in the year, but is good, then L. Ad Gal, as just had too many losses, too many new coordinators too many new coaches to too much movement, and I. Don't think they're very deep. In Arizona is interesting, but rounded out so my playoff teams. They'll be seven. WE'LL BE SEATTLE PHILADELPHIA NEW ORLEANS IN MINNESOTA. Win Their division than the niners. Tampa Bay and Green Bay. I don't like Dallas as much as Fox bet. Go. Get listen. I got nothing against the alien community. There's only two pieces of UFO video I've ever seen in my life. The Pentagon stuff. They, released there a couple pieces of video of that little thing flying zillion miles an hour. There's no I don't have any dispute on that. It's not a Frisbee. And and the O'hare Chicago O'hare Airport two thousand six, and how can you think those are legit and then not believe Liens, because I think people fake stuff, and I think there's like glare and cars in the distance and you know there's there's aircraft up there. Yeah, just your phone means unidentified to aliens outside of that the rest of it's nonsense. We'll see tomorrow. I'm rocket and I want to invite you to listen to a new podcast from the Dodo. An animal saved my life. The DODO is the most watched animal storyteller on social, and now it's bringing those stories to life in audio. Since I was a kid. I've helped rescue some of the most vulnerable animals now we're going to hear about. Animals have gone above and beyond to return the favor to the people they love. 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NBA referees, playoffs, Jimmy Butler, and NFL team ratings

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NBA referees, playoffs, Jimmy Butler, and NFL team ratings

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All the drafting is done. I'm gonna go with my herd hierarchy the ten best teams in the league today. Oh, ten best on paper. Ten best on paper today. The teams I think of the ten best on paper a couple of missions that won't land. Well, and a couple of teams inserted that I think are going to be huge apprised, beware Twitter, beware. Twitter, and Cleveland, and whatever you morning, I thought this was years ago. Phil Jackson would tweak the NBA refs. Lakers. Coach Phil Jackson bulls coach he would tweak the refs, and they're the NBA would often find him. Don't talk about restaurant a series trying to manipulate the series while the rockets did that and then some. The rockets tabulated the net result of eighty one. Potential miss calls and non calls in game seven of the series between the rockets and Golden State and they leaked it to the media. And it was obtained by the place. I used to work the rockets had a full report listing Eighty-one blown calls that cost the rockets eighteen and a half points. Eighteen point six they went full analytics nerd, the rockets. Also argue that veteran officials exhibit the most biased against our players. This is a backfire move. This is intentional a timely leak to influence the rest of the night, by the way, I just wanna know all you geniuses in Houston in analytics report, did you have the part where you went over twenty seven on threes in that game. What was that in the report? Remember that yet that stretch in that game you were over twenty seven on threes was that included in the report that was an omission. So let's blame it on the veteran officials as I said, yes. Today. Veteran officials don't fall for this B S. They don't fall for this hardened flopping soccer stuff. I'm the NBA. I hand out a huge fine. The Houston Rockets. This is not tweaking the NBA this is trying to embarrass the NBA. They went full analytics nerd here. And I don't think it's going to work, and you know, what they say about karma karma as a you know, what Scott fosters refereeing the game tonight. Scott foster has a long running feud with James harden. Chris Paul the rockets are all and six in the last six games Scott foster as officiated now. Maybe the rockets they knew he was affiliated tonight because that's a signed ba- while back, and they thought let's get ahead of it. But I think this comes across as they're trying to embarrass the NBA. I think it's a terrible look, and I think Adam silver should find them. Listen, let's be honest about this. The rockets formula to get to the championship was more calls and more free throws. This is where analytics fails, this is where analytics fails, here's what analytics does not tell you that the NHL the NFL and the NBA do not want calls free throws and penalties deciding Super Bowls. So in all those sports NBA NFL NHL raff swallow their whistles in the playoffs and the further it goes in the playoffs and championship ask the saints. Ask the rockets last year the further playoffs, go the more viewers. The more the games mean the more hockey, football and basketball officials get out of the way analytics did analytics tell you that Houston. What the NBA doesn't want is what the NFL faced years ago. We're join I would come on the air this fall. And when we talked about big games. We just talked about games, but a year earlier, I would come on my show and talk about catch. No catch. And Roger Goodell came on my show and said we don't want every game. We're literally talking about. The interpretation of rules. We want you to celebrate the NFL. We wanna have fun. Steve Kerr talked about this after game one. All we're talking about the officiating. It's disappointing. Because the the focus should be on two teams played extremely army watching the tape bowl teams just got after competed. But you know, we just watched the tape upstairs. You don't think there were ten calls that we thought we got fouled. I mean, this is out goes, okay? Never forget this. I said this yesterday leagues have a right. To their own interpretation and their own officiating territory. Houston's trying to manipulate officials. Never forget this member this joy couple super ago. Eagles patriots all year we complained about catch. No catch and in the Super Bowl. The NFL did not tell the eagles did not tell the patriots did not tell Bella check did not tell Doug Peterson did not tell the teams the NFL decided in that Super Bowl. Commonsense. Prevails if it looks like a catch the catch they went against their own rule, and they gave nobody heads up. And you know, why they did because they're the league in my boss can do what they want and the NFL can do what they want and the NBA can do what they want in the NFL decided without giving anybody a heads up. We're not gonna have the Super Bowl turn into a seven day argument over the interpretation of catch. No catch rule, and they knew they were going to change the rule, and they did a month later. And the NBA knows they're going to change this landing area rule. They know they're going to do it in the off season. And they're not gonna let these playoffs. And this is the finals. Let's be honest. The rockets warriors try the finals. I mean, I picked the Celtics to beat the warriors. But this feels like the finals, right? They're not gonna have this series dominated by. Well, the interpretation of the landing common sense is going to prevail. And this is where analytics falls flat, I've told their Omori this. I like analytics, I'm not anti analytics. But I'm a big believer that you cannot reduce sports to numbers. These are humans. These are athletes. I pay money to watch harden. I'd be money to watch Westbrook. I wanna pay money to watch Brady and LeBron. These are the world's greatest athletes were watching. Let's not reduce them to a spreadsheet. Now. I think numbers matter I think they matter, but the reality the reason Brad Stevens in kyri get along better today than two months. Ago 'cause they talk 'cause they're human beings. Not human doings not numbers on a spreadsheet. Houston is trying to reduce this series to a spreadsheet and the NBA's like, nah, now, we're not doing that. And the NFL did this two years ago in the Super Bowl. They said, no, no, we're not gonna have this game. Become a six-day schlaug's of guys like me and women like joy coming on the air and complaining for six days about officials. We're not gonna have it into the NFL. Didn't give anybody heads up. They said, no, we're gonna change things right now. And that's what the NBA's doing. And I applaud him if you try to manipulate officials, and that's what Houston's doing here leaking this memo flopping, they're manipulating the referees. The league is saying, okay, we're gonna take a little territory back, and we're not gonna give you heads up. We're not gonna released a memo we have a right as a league to take a little bit. Of this territory back, by the way, Scott fosters officiating the game tonight. Never forget what James harden set in February about Scott foster. I never really talk about officiating anything like that. But just just rude in air again. I mean, you are able to talk to them throughout the course of a game. And it's like, how do you that relationship with the fficials? You know? So and it's whole like his is just know who he is on floors. Pretty I really a by the way, I don't want you to have a relationship with the officials. There's rules. You're a player. I don't want you to be able to curry favor buddy up. I remember years ago here in his story were major league baseball umpire every year as Barry Bonds for some autographed baseballs for charity. I want that. I don't want to have great relationships with the officials. I don't need them to be awful. But I don't want you currying favour with them. And it's not official job too. By the way, invite you to birthday parties. I'm Scott foster. I'm raft. I- -ficiating in college for to make money and intramurals. And the first thing I learned very quickly don't smile. Don't laugh. Don't frown poker face entire game. I wanted to be as robotic as I could I didn't want anybody to think they made me mad. They made me happy. I had any influence because if I smiled harden that means the guy. Guarding hardened. Thanks. I like harden when I officiated again, this was like two years of college. My whole thing was robotic I wanted. Nobody to think there was any influence. That's got foster does. That's what veteran NBA officials do mostly. They get out of the personality business ad hoc Ilene gun show. I could do without dick Bavarians humor. I could do without. I don't want a lot of ego. I don't wanna know your personality. I don't want to be in friends with players come in may calls. Thanks for flying United. Now. There's a reason there's no name on the back of their jersey. Thank you. I can't think of a worse job for you. I know I had to be a robot. That is not how you eight dollars a game eastern Washington it paid for a lot of beer good bay dollars. I do three games and night twenty four bucks college 'cause job. It's what you do divorced. Parents guys got eat your f- for two years for you. I can't see a straight face. I was the Scott foster. Nobody liked me. Because I wouldn't have any relationships with any of the guys see him on campus. And they'd be like, hey, you're the ref. All right. So coming up next. Again. I'm not in a gimmicks. The process I'm not into that. 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There was one star in the whole draft kinda Murray. Last year. We had a budget stars quarterbacks. Baker Mayfield Sam darnold. The mar-. Jackson got better ratings this year. NFL business is not dependent on one or two people. It's not dependent on stars the structure of it. Plus, we bet it is a huge advantage. Not that. I don't love the NBA. I do find something funny the Philadelphia. Seventy Sixers beat Toronto last night. I love watching Philadelphia play. I love watching him. I feel so lucky outside. Lebron not in the playoffs. All the fun teams to watch Boston's in. I love watching them. I love watching the Sixers. I love watching the warriors. I love watching. The rockets Portland's now fund watch Denver onto a ton form either. Toronto Milwaukee's fun. I like Yannis, but it's funny about Philadelphia all this Bs about the process. The only reason six or season isn't dead. This morning is because of a player named Jimmy Butler. Here was one of his moves last night. Be with health. With two defenders book ler. Jimmy Butler bulls Twenty-eight for Buller, by the way, the new GM Elton brand of the Sixers smart, dude. He didn't buy into the process. He scrapped it, and he said get me Tobias Harris against Jimmy Butler. But analytically they're really good players. Let's scrap the process and since he did that join I of aknowledged we liked the Sixers. They got more. Good players. Listen, all this hipster BS with the process is a bunch of hooey you want to know why the process works in Golden State because he got Steph and Kevin Durant. And clay, you wanna know why the process and analytics working Boston? Kyrie Irving wanna why the process works in all the analytics work in Houston. They have James harden that stuff works. You have stars. If you have great finishers staff harden, kyri, clay, you can run that stuff in Memphis all day long. It's not gonna work analytics ro bunch of hooey. The process in Philly was a bunch of hooey it works now because they got four good players and Elton brands like give me dudes to bother to do. I mean, Jimmy Butler Tobias Harris, not processed guys guys. They traded for Hilton brand was like. Get me guys. He did it. He got rid of shooters, by the way, analytic guys. Love the shooter's. He's like Jimmy Butler is not gonna shoot her boys. A good player and Tobias Harris hot and cold. But boy, it's a big strong athlete. Been a bunch of teams. I like him and suddenly now Philadelphia has homecourt advantage in the second round of the playoffs last year. They had the analytic is. Okay. So I'm really into Philadelphia's talent. Now, I do think there's limitations I understand the media tends to fall in love with gimmicks. And catchphrases an analytics because it makes them feel smart. We get it. You don't or the media were sparked we get analytics the stuff only works. If you have the guys that can get it done, right? The philadelphia. The fascinating thing about Philadelphia. And we're all going to watch this thing unfold. And I think it's fascinating they have four really good players. Embiid. Ben Simmons Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris Elton brand who you got. And I have no problem. They're all beads brilliant player. But but is often hurt and seven footers don't get healthier. Once. They've been hurt. He's missed sixty four percent of sixer games. Then there's Ben Simmons who is a brilliant transformational six ten and a half point guard, but can't shoot and doesn't work. Well with them bead, then there's Jimmy Butler. An unbelievable a athlete a player in the NBA doesn't always get along with coaches and young teammates. And then there's Tobias Harris who wants to get paid who's gonna get expensive has got a great NBA body. But it's been on a bunch of teams for a reason he's not a star. And they're going to have to choose a couple of these guys. And I've told you my belief on this. I'd go Simmons and Jimmy Butler because Embiid I'll say it again. It took six treatments per day to get him on the floor and these games he misplayed games last year. He's miss playoff games this year. Six treatments a day to get him on the floor for these games. Seven footers don't get healthier. He's got trade value. We've got a big contract. But not it's not a grievous. He's a great player socially. He's fantastic. He'll light up your city. I'd move him. It'd be painful, but I'd move him. And I'd get a shooter somewhere, and I would keep Ben Simmons because they don't make six ten and a half point guard. He's in an elite class he and magic or the glass six nine or bigger point guards who can see the floor can't shoot get him shooters. I would keep Jimmy Butler because he's really really talented, and I think his game works with Ben Simmons. He can do it Simmons. Can't Simmons can do what he can't and Tobias Harris. I keep if I could for the right number. He's gonna wanna get paid. I'll probably have to move him or get somebody else. The fascinating thing about the Sixers as they got four do DHS, and they're. Gonna have to select two to three of them. And I'm on Simmons. Because he doesn't get hurt. He's a unique all-time talent. He may not be able to shoot. But analytically he gets the ball to shooters as well. As almost anybody in the league and Jimmy Butler. They just don't make a lot of Jimmy butlers veteran guy toughest nails bigshot maker. He's a great athlete. He just a better player than Tobias hairs and Embiid as much as I like him. Sometimes you have to move guys you like it's not a centers league. He doesn't handle the ball can shoot an occasional three. But he's not the future the league. All that said Goodwin for Philadelphia like him a lot by the way. Here's the coach Brett Brown after the game last night telling you what he thinks Jimmy Butler. This was James Butler that was the adult in the gym. He was just a tremendous just a tremendous sort of rock. He he he he he will thus to a lot of different situation. He was a stud. He really was an adult in the gym. Yeah. And that's one of the reasons I keep him. I just think Jimmy Butler is a very unique talent. Now, a lot of people think he's gonna go to LA boy LeBron could get him. Lebron game works with Jimmy Butler. Anybody that handles the ball your games gonna work with Jimmy Butler that I like joy with the news. On the news. This is the heard line news. Yoga is a problem. Many teams have tried and failed to find an answer for him the Spurs field. And now the blazers of here to be struggling Paul Millsap is may talked about how Yokich is not shorthanded his age or his lack of lettuces them. And even compared him to Tom Brady. People are are Garnham, and he makes with he doesn't forth everything it's to write plays gonna make the right rates. It's like a quarterback. I consider them like Tom Brady. He's always pick you apart and make the right Russo commit him for doing that at this stage in his career. He's a great, by the way. He's a very good passing. Big man that led to me it kind of separates him from a lot of guys. He's just watching him makes me tired Agean going up against him. He's seven foot two hundred and fifty pounds. He's a load. Unstoppable. Last night. He at thirty seven points, nine rebounds, six assists and was perfect for the free throw line. I mean, look at some of these passes. I covered are Beata Savona in Portland. Our visa bonus was a brilliant passer. I mean, believe it or not on a team that had a bunch of wings guards Vitas was the best passer on the team Yokich is that there's Bill Walton was a great passing big, man. That's what you get with Yokich. This guy sees the floor completely. He really does this game. One of the first round San Antonio, doubling him had ten points, and he also had fourteen rebounds and fourteen this. Fourteen assist for big. Yeah. So Gore's like most most big get Patrick Ewing. You gave the ball to Patrick never got it back. But that was okay. That was Patrick's game like like certain big give ball shack was pretty much. Take it to the basket. He's he's he's really impressive. I don't I don't know what they're going to do with him. So the New York football giants had a interesting NFL draft. Delman hook Daniel Jones with the number six pick and the entire draft had them looking like GM without a plan. But he told Peter King in three years. We'll find out how crazy I am any added. The bottom line is I have confidence in what I do. And who I am. I've led a charmed life with the quarterbacks on teams I worked for. I know what good ones. Look like, the other thing is resumes matter every once in awhile, I wish the people taking the shots take a minute to look at my resume. I've been a part of that went to seven Super Bowls. I had a hand in some by the way, I did look at his resume. First of all he's bad at the microphone. He's the office. At of Mike Tomlin, Mike Tomlin can Mike Tomlin could say. The wrong thing. But it would sound right. Mike Tomlin's the best coach I've ever seen in my life at the microphone. He speaks with confidence and conviction Gettleman is the opposite. He could say the right thing, and it would sound terrible. He doesn't have confidence. He doesn't know what he's in like some of this Gilman should just talk less. I mean, I I mean, the difference is Tom on the coach and government is the difference is also Gettleman Tomlin's all man Thomas stands up there. And even if Mike's just kind of bailing water, he looks at you. So in tensely that you're like, okay, Mike Tomlin says the world flat, the world's flat. Mike set for sure Gettleman could say the world's round. And I'd be like, I don't believe him. I just don't believe it didn't come across like they had a plan and three years is a long time from now in a situation that's been not ideal for awhile to begin with. I don't like overreacting to draft picks. Everyone kind of agrees this feels like a reach. But we have no idea what? He's going to be Tom Brady went in the sixth round. Nobody knows when we give these draft grades. No one knows. He is right in three years in about three years. You can give an honest grade on how draft was an initial reaction to this just that everyone's opinion. I think the big knock on this isn't Daniel Jones. It's that Daniel Jones is arguably a first round talent. But you're going to have to pay him so much in a salary cap league to not play on a team that had major issues. If if this was the patriots doing this, you'd be like, okay, I don't have any openings when you're a rebuilding team. And you have the six spot you're supposed to get like Nick Bosa, or you know, you're supposed to get a guy that can help you the patriots that we would they have earned of art trusts decisions that we would feel like okay, there must be something. Here. We don't all see. And again, like talent observation and evaluation that varies the patriots have bus to. But you can't come across the way that you hit. In that rest conference. And then wonder why everyone is confused as to what you're doing. You gotta know that Ohio State in the big ten fell start. Finally, the people think the Browns are going to be good this season Vegas released playoff odds yesterday and had the Browns missing the playoffs time out time out joy, what did you say they guess Vegas release the playoff odds yesterday and had the rounds missing the playoffs. However within hours odds changed and Baker and company now have the best odds to win the AFC north also tied for the fourth. Best odds represent the AFC civil beat. But so Vegas is kind of back and forth on the Browns. Vegas hate the rounds. I don't think they hate the Browns have questions seems like Vegas. The Browns intriguing talented intriguing which is exactly what I've said, really talented and really intriguing. I'm not sure they're great. Well, no, I think we gotta wait knowing the great label out there, or you know, Super Bowl is probably bit much aspirational. The most of this point. They are interesting because they're completely unproven. But I do think that what's changed with the Browns. They now have expectations because they have talent they have proven talents in Odell and Jarvis Landry. And Baker is you know, has made ING bass improvements last year. So they have proven talent with that comes spectating doesn't difference with around expectations change the world joy with the news. Well, that's the news. And thanks for stopping by heard top of the hour. I'm gonna give you my herd hierarchy the coaches are in the free agents are in the draft picture in. I'll tell you who I believe the ten best teams in the NFL. I've thought of schedules. I've thought of everything and I'll bring that to you coming up at the top of the hour. Now, let's bring in Chris Broussard, former New York Times odd couple of Fox Sports radio. My guy the NBA boy for this network. Chris, Bruce, our first of all the Houston Rockets leak some sort of mental and it ends up at the other place now to Nash. Story right before the game tonight. This feels I mean, I I don't think I'm overstating it here. It feels like more manipulation from now organizationally toward the league. If I'm Adam silver. I am not happy with us. This morning is gone. Too far. It's gone too, far and beyond him silver, be abided by it. If I'm sick of it. If you're sick of it. How do you think the officials and the warriors will be when you see Steve Kerr go out in a press conference Steve Kerr and mock and opponent the way he did. With James harden? That shows you how upset and focus. He a his players will be the warriors problem all season long has been lack of focus boredom complacency ah. You're not gonna see that. I'm picking them to win the night. I don't I'm not saying it's going to be an easy cereal. You like Houston. No, no. I like the goal. I like the warriors tonight to yes. Because they're not going to lose focus in this series one. Because of how. Good Houston is, but too because this is their sick of the talk about the refs, and this is gone from gamesmanship, which we get Phil Jackson the dice throw it out there a little bit. You know, put something in the refs hand, but this has gone from that to be literally nece now, you're saying, oh, we shouldn't have won our title ask you now. You're questioning our greatness, you already got Clinica Pella run in his mouth all the time. And now, you're basically insulting us and saying we're not that good. We only one last year because of the rest, I think you're going to get a great performance from Golden State. Totally great by the way in that in that memo that got leaked they put in the fact they were all for twenty seven threes. Got that there. There's a Michael Jordan in the ninety eight finals he said he stopped talking to the referee. I remember this right. Because we have a clue we have the classes, Michael Jordan and ninety eight who by the way, it's not like Michael never complain about calls. Agic constantly chirp derives burden. MJ Dr J, not the turps. Here's MJ back in the nineties, Michael. What would have time speech like Phil said, you gave a little extra? They're coming in at halftime. Why sit referees alone. We can compla-, and we can do whatever we have to say about the referees. Once we get into the locker room but out on the basketball court. We can't control the game referees control the game. Every time we made. Now, the office say something we're giving away free points and digging the hole. I just told him to shut up and play. Our that's Michael Jordan saying when we mouth off to the rest, we're giving away free points. They may call something that really they wouldn't have called before. Whether it's technical or regular file, whatever if they were gonna do that with Michael Jordan. They were wearing Jordan sneakers in their off time asking for autographs after games. How do you think they're going to respond even if it's on a sub-conscious level? Sure. To James harden. Chris Paul and all these guys running their mouth not only during the game. But now, I gotta hear you g you, by the way, did you notice in the rockets memo to the NBA that they mentioned we I talked about this yesterday. I'm not sure you did. But I talked about it yesterday. Joy was here. I said veteran officials are generally in all sports less inclined to be. Sway right? The NBA's got seventy officials or close to it only thirty of them work the playoffs. And then it gets down to about doesn't get down about twenty by this time of the year. So the bottom line is you're dealing with the best officials inveterate officials and Houston noted that the veteran officials haven't bias. I would say the veteran officials lacked bias and just aren't going to deal with your chirping. I totally agree. Here's the flipside of it to another element Scott foster. We know history with the with the rockets dead, you know, has had issues with Chris Paul and James harden to pass he's doing the game tonight. I'm not worried about Scott foster. But I wonder what the rockets could this get in their head. The officiating has become such a big deal for them. And Chris Paul as much respect him. You see he gets a mole unwound hinge. The like. That's like what are you do? And I wonder if it's going to mess with them. Just the fact that they know we got Scott foster now, you know, we not getting any calls what Houston has to do is they have to get that out of their mind. And Secondly, read the game first quarter, you will know how to calling stuff and again, I agree with them. They clay was in landing space. But if that's happening tonight tonight, and they're not calling it a just just say, okay. They're not gonna give us these calls. We have to play through it. And if we give them great, but we not going to worry about that. We have to play our game. So we'll see how tough mentally the rockets are cannot tonight's. Great Milwaukee Boston. Oh, great night. And then I get Golden State Houston. Tonight's one of the best NBA nights of the year. You're going to get two great games. Only thing only thing to be honest with you this month is missing is. Lebron the playoffs NBA's all the teams. I liked to watch are there to stay there. 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Listen to committed on apple podcasts the iheartradio app or wherever you get your podcast. Interesting stuff. I want to get to this. I've said before I've made my kind of comments about Westbrook, a great transformative talent. But I think there's limitations how far it can get you. I think he plays an tunnel. I think there's a certain rigidity to him. And I think this year you've come a little bit toward my side that you love him more than I do. But there is a certain rigidity. So I think the franchise is walking on eggshells around him because it's a small market. So Sam presi comes out after the season ended, and this is classic Sam prestine, Oklahoma City terrified of Westbrook. The quote is there's a reason so many people are in this room today. Russell has helped us achieve a certain level. Okay. Then he goes on to say, well, he's not perfect. None of us are obviously don't qualify, then he goes on to say, I'm not gonna let eleven years of contributions be overshadowed by a couple of pretty tough months. It's not a pretty top months. It's three years first round exits three years and four total playoff. Wins. I think this is classic prestige. And by the way, Russell Westbrook is is is prestigious said. Among other things Russell's changed see growth, but here was Russell's exit interview, he was actually in a very good mood. So I like when he talks he was at the happiest I've seen him forever. It's almost like the stress of the season was done. But he said this. If you wanted to Termine my career what I've done over two three games, you go ahead. Detto meets to me. It doesn't. Come awake up told you before? Three beautiful kids. I'm a wake-up smile. Be happy. Enjoy my life. Doesn't change anything about talk about played bad on who's better. Who's not? I know who I am as a person. And that's the biggest thing I say by myself. I know who I am on. No what I'm able to do. I know capabilities on know what I've done. I know what I can. And can't do. So I'm okay with that. Okay. With who? I am just be blessed to wake up everyday enjoy my life. So to talk about on even know what talk you talking about. But whatever that is you guys can keep talking about it. And I'm gonna keep. Living my life, by the way, he's happy. He does feel like the season stress office show. That's a happiest he's been. But what he's saying is. I am what I am. Well, the issue is three years for wins. We want you to understand that some of what you are can be a little enigmatic or problematic for the franchise and teammate. So what do you make that whole thing? Well, you look at though that press conference juxtaposed juxtaposed against the ones in the play offs. Okay. After every game. That is what you need to know about Russell Westbrook. That's the problem. If you will he can't turn it on and off. Okay. During the game. He's doing and he's playing one hundred ten miles an hour every single game every single minute of the game. That's why can rack up the triple doubles. But that's also why he doesn't play the minute forty six differently than minute sixteen. And that's a problem for them. You saw in the press conferences in the play offs. He's still in game. Oh, he. Can't turn it off. So he's all amped up. He's got his game face on. He's mad. He's not answering questions. Now that the season is over he's he can go he can turn it off. And that's what you saw all the counts as a nice guy. This is hall. Georgia's raved about he got George to state his this is it when Russell comes into the phone booth of the arena, and he puts that he's got. He is this is Russell if you talk to people outside the arena, he's two people. He really is. He's nice fashionable fund. Great dad, Russ he enters that arena. And it has a boxer with no jab, right haymakers. And just like he can't turn it off in the game. Or in the press conference? He can't turn it off in the game. And that's the challenge as far as saying oppressed. These comments I'm fine with that publicly because obviously you don't come out and just blast your your friends horse. So you I I'm fine with this sugar coat in walking on eggshells. And all that, but behind closed doors as long as you're telling him the truth. He is right. They've been talking about this for years understanding time in score pace of play. That's why cheeks is there's an assistant. I mean, most cheeks was one of the most poise point guards we've ever seen totally knew how to play that way. So you know, how frustrating it can be for him when Russ doesn't get it. The thing is is I don't not these ever going to be able to get. No. I just think this is Russell is in. It's okay. He's a gift to all of us. Have you ever seen? Russell westbrook. Play live. He's a gift to all of us. But there are players. He's a very rigid personality. And when you and the layer of intensity of the playoffs to an intense guy. Did you notice how happy he appeared? Right. It was like you lifted. Do you know bummed out MJ would be after getting out of first round of the ploughs? Michael Jordan was still petty and his hall of fame. Russell felt like. That play. That's I think in fact, I saw a story earlier this year from Royce young who covers. Okay, see and ROY said he goes when it was Paul's team. It was a little more chill locker room. Paul got hurt. It became russes team the locker room got a little tight. And because I think I do think intense people, I think that what's the word. I'm looking for it spreads like if I was really intensity Yellen. Grand contained contagious intensities contagious. So as chill, and I think Russell adds an intensity I want to segue to this. The Sixers have big decisions Embiid. Simmons Butler Tobias Harris can't pay all of them. Okay. And bead six treatments to be able to play. He is her twenty five years old. You don't like Butler as much as me. I'm philly. I wanna keep Butler I loved Jimmy Butler is a terrific player. Terrific. Okay. And he's there closer. He's they're only not only shot, but he asked to. Be huge for them to be at a window here. So I I like putting the ball in his hands the way they did yesterday. No problem with Butler's game. There's no way I'm turning my franchise over to him number one. It'll be thirty years old and September. Okay. So sign him for four year. A max deal that's going to be a bad investment. And number two. We have seen. We know what he does to locker rooms he's had trouble. When he has it been has it had the money like going this year he's going into free agency. And he has troubling locker rooms, what do you think is gonna do when you empower him with a one hundred and fifty million dollar contract or something his issues Chicago, Minnesota a little bit in Philadelphia are with younger guys guys that are younger than him that he doesn't really have to answer to if I love him with the Lakers. If he if the Lakers end up getting Jimmy Butler, I think because LeBron is older his stature in the league. Butler will respect that won't be the caused the problems that he has in other like groups, I'm not hurting the Sixers over to turn it over to. I'm keeping my young guys. And I agree with what you're saying bit about NBA, I wouldn't give up on him this summer. But at some point soon, they're going to have to sit down and say do we need to trade him prematurely? Sixty four percent of the game is a sixer. He hasn't played and say six treatments at twenty five years old. You may need to move. Look. Here's the thing. Ben Simmons can slide into the Joel Embiid role and you'll be he's not as good as Embiid at it. But she'll be fine. He can scorn post. I don't have to worry about trying to find put him on the perimeter where nobody's gonna guard him. He could score down low. He can move down there around the painted area. If you doubling he's a tremendous passer, and he can get the ball off the rebound and lead the break. And if I don't get the fast break points. Then in the half court. I'm planning near the basket. You would be if you can trade him beat and get some great shooter side away. This is my star need a starting think about what injuries did to the Portland trailblazers, Brandon ROY and Greg Oden or they could be the warriors. Seriously. I mean to me I always start. With availability is the beginning of ability. I love Embiid twenty five six treatments day to get on the floor. Remember, they dealt with this with Andrew bynum. They fortunately they ended up giving him the huge contract. But you saw bynum was a talented player. Huge huge town, Chris Broussard coming up next lay out coaches in free agents in drafts in what I believe at the top ten NFL teams. And they'll be some pushback on that. I can tell you right now. Once it's not going to like my answers, then I guess city then. Already. Don't like me, what should matter making friends there. That's coming up. Our thanks credits. The hurt. One more heard the herd. Streams twenty four hours a day seven days a week within the iheartradio app. Search her to listen live or on demand. Whenever you like. Welcome. Welcome. Welcome back to the Bob left's. That's podcast. That's right. I have all new episodes with your favorite musicians, comedians promoters, and behind the scenes people if you wanna know how the entertainment industry, really works. This is the place to tune in for those unfamiliar with my act, I've been writing a newsletter for thirty years a who's who of industry people subscribe to my newsletter? 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Vegas came out this weekend and release their Super Bowl odds division odds over unders because now you've got all your coaches sat you got all your free agents sat and you got all your draft set. So now as the time that I can look now it's people could get injured in exhibition season and camps. But now's the time. I know what I have this point Ford feel safe saying I like this team more I like this team less. And by the way in the AFC Vegas has New England one Kansas City to Indy. Three Cleveland chargers. Pittsburgh and in the NFC, which Vegas considers the better conference ram saints. Philly bears. Packers Cowboys Vikings outside shot to San Francisco. So I'll just tell you what I think I consider everything I consider schedules. I consider free agent. I consider coach I consider draft. And let's go give you my ten. What I believe this morning. I'll give you a reason for all of them might ten best NFL teams. Hierarchy does go top ten NFL teams? According to college number ten Dallas Cowboys, I think they have a fairly low sealing. I think there's some limitations offensively. But I love their roster. I get Amari Cooper for a full year. They added Randall Cobb and the adult grownup in the room Jason Witten. I think you'll have a little bit more dynamic offense. They also had a bunch of offense of line injuries last year. They added a very good draft pick to their offense of line. They don't think they'll be as banged out. This is a very good team Amari for four year. I ha I do think there ceilings a little lower than the eagles. And the Rams and the patriots and teams like that number nine every year in the NFL. There's a surprise team and mine's the Niners. Jimmy Garoppolo is back. I think they added unbelievable free agents and draft picks, Nick Bosa and deformed. Combined offensive line with Bruckner and Quantel exander at linebacker this front seven's going to be one of the better front sevens in the NFL. They also besides Jimmy G. They went out and got one of the best wide receivers in college football deebo Samuel. And that's what they really need. They needed more pass rush and a number one playmaking wide receiver. Listen. Don't kick yourself. We know every year a good team goes into the tank last year Jacksonville and team that wasn't good becomes very good. You can pick yours minus San Francisco number nine number eight chargers. And now it's inches not feet here with all these teams except my number one team chargers. Arguably the best roster in the NFL their weakness over the last two years has been addressed. They did it again in this draft. They went and got a nose tackle. They have great edge rushers but not much of an interior push. So they drafted a Jerry Tillery from Notre Dame that will include the interior push Philip rivers. Sometimes worries me in big games with his decisions. And I don't know if they have an a coach, I think they have a b plus coach and a B plus quarterback Philip does worry me in big spots. And I thought they really got overwhelmed in that playoff game. Total head scratcher. You just don't see that with the patriots. So I'd put them at eight number seven Kansas City, a smidge better because I know Andy Reid Moore and his history. I think tyreek hill potentially not being there. I don't think you can replace him. I don't think Patrick Mahomes when he lost Kareem hunt last year was quite as good. They lost de Ford. Although they did add Frank Clark. I like them a lot. But I just think if Tyree kills not here. He's the fastest player in the league. I've seen since Dion Sanders. I've had defensive people in the league say there's no real answer for it. I mean, you've got double them. We don't have anybody that can keep up with him. So I have them at seven number six Green Bay. I like Green Bay a lot. I think first of all I thought their draft and they're free agent period loaded up heavy on defense. So it's no more excuses errands got the coach he wants he's got a new smart young coach more progressive, and I think defensively this will be errands most athletic defense since his Super Bowl year. So I like Green Bay more than everybody else. Does. I think they win their division number five pittsbur-. But by the way, Vegas likes, Pittsburgh, a lot to they got Pittsburgh at nine nine and a half winds to I think lebian bell. They won a lot of games without him last year. They also drafted a good running back that I think could be a semi replacement for him Antonio Brown. I'm sorry. I thought he was a distraction. He didn't show up for week seventeen. They had answer questions about him. I still think this is an elite organization with one of the best GM's. I think it has the best offensive line right now in football. I think they have a hall of fame quarterback. They have a number one receiver inducement Schuster. They added a very good linebacker to what I think there's a couple of things the Steelers do well draft linebackers and draft wide receivers. So I think they're going to be a very good football team number four Philadelphia. Great free agents great draft. I I like almost everything they do. They added Maliki Jackson next next Fletcher Cox on the defensive front. Good luck. Good luck block in that. And also thought they drafted the best offensive lineman. Andre dillard. And as an aging ofensive line becomes an issue. They solved it. They also got my favorite sleeper player in the draft. Stanford receiver JJ are Siga Whiteside. They also got Sean Jackson. Carson Wentz loves to throw the ball. And he can still run. I think Philadelphia is a very much a Super Bowl threat to favorite number three. LA Rams added. Clay Matthews veteran. Eric Weddell first draft pick Taylor apps defensive in the box safety. I think the Rams are really good. I think they were humbled in the Super Bowl a little bit humiliated. I think they'll come back. I think Goth gets better every year is long as Todd Gurley as healthy. There's not much not to like consumers gone, but that's fine. Dominic and soon kinda gonna do his own thing. Anyway, you give me girl you give me Goff. You give me Robert. Would you give me Aaron Donald? There's a lot of playmakers Cooper cut, by the way comes back. He was not around for the last two and a half months. He returns. Now. I like the Rams number three number two. Indianapolis. Last year. They got beat badly by Kansas City. There was a reason they weren't as good as Kansas City. And it was on the road this year. They don't face a cold weather team there a dome team that don't face a cold weather team in the last eight weeks they face one elite quarterback drew Brees. I don't necessarily think they have the second best roster. I think they may be the eighth or ninth best roster. But they were ten and six last year. And that was after a horrible one in five start. They're not getting off to a one in five start. I think this team once again had one of the best drafts added Justin Houston pass rusher. It is a very young team who nailed their first three picks last year. I think they nailed their first three picks. And frankly, I still think that division is there's they have owned Tennessee and have had their way with Houston big spot. So I just think they have a psychological edge and number one number one New England added Michael Bennett, a pass rusher added. Ace winna veg has a draft pick a pass rusher. So there's two or three things they needed. They addressed the pass rushing. They addressed a wide receiver. Now, they did not address the tight end. They got Austin's Severi Jenkins a veteran tied in a big guy. He's got he's got gronk size. But I don't think gronk necessarily blocking ability. But this is the best coach and still among the best quarterbacks in the game. The best system the best overall coaching staff their money at home, and they once again or an division with three rebuilding teams. Bill jets dolphin. So they have a chance to go six in division. Now, by the way, there was a couple of teams that missed. Where's Cleveland all explain? Next segment. Why don't have Cleveland in one of the reasons is all these teams outside of Green Bay and Aaron Rodgers. And I think errands, pretty amazing. I don't know what Freddie kitchen. There's gonna do. Secondly, Chicago Bears and saints are not in that list. I have Malevich's twelve in Seattle. I don't think Seattle's rosters has good as the bears of the saints. I don't have the bears. And saints. I have eleven and twelve bears eleven saints twelve I think they both come back a little bit. I thought Chicago is a bit of smoke and mirrors offensively. They were exposed in the playoffs on that. And I think the saints have had backed it back wildly emotional playoff losses. I think those start to add up. I think they're division will be better. A couple more losses in division. And then I have Cleveland in about the thirteenth spot Houston, by the way, doesn't make it. I still am not sure they've answered the questions on. I think the NFL's worst offensive line and Seattle. I don't love their Auster Doug Baldwin may retire. I think it's a lot of Russell Wilson Pete's defensive schemes. They have two great players Russell and Bobby Wagner. And then they got a bunch of young guys that aren't proven. I didn't love their draft. It was fine. They got draft picks. But that's where we're at. Feel very good about my picks. I have San Francisco higher than most in Indy higher than most other than that. I thought it was very very very responsible. You love the colts loved him last year. They got beat by a better team. They're they're rebuilding. We just think they're not rebuilding because they made the playoffs. They got crushed by Kansas City because it didn't respectable us on candidate better better players last year. All right, did the rockets do more harm than good calling out the NBA officials Kendrick? Perkins is going to be joining us next. Be sure to catch live additions of the heard weekdays at noon eastern, nine AM Pacific on Fox Sports radio f s one and the iheartradio app. Jerry Lewis is fifth wife dead sitting Nancy dead, Kurt cobaine. Awesome. Courtney love insane. Johnny cash addicted. I Turner abusive in XXX ten Pacione. Amy wine house completely off the rails. Disgrace land is a rock and roll true crime podcast about musicians getting away with murder behaving very badly. This hosted by me, Jake Brennan, I drew up in round rock and roll. In the one thing, I know to be absolutely true. Is that real Rockstars parties? 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You know, what they are poor man's Houston Rockets where their best two scores are in the back court. James harden, Chris Paul are better than Damian Lillard and CJ McCullough. Now, Damian is on a roll and the gap between him and hard and may not be as big as everybody thinks. And he may be better now than Chris Paul, but they're a poor man's rockets. They need to be focused. They need to hit a bunch of threes. And they need one mega star Damian and hardened to go off. But when when. Portland's not focused. They're an average team. They're not they're not. This is not a great roster. It's a well coached team, Damian Lillard is unbelievably gifted, and then it's a bunch of guys and when CJ McCullough's hot his kanter's getting his thing on that's pretty interesting. But I thought last night they lost their focus. They did what? Okay, see did against them. And you spend a lot now Golden State contribute to the rest because they're so gifted they can get away with it and Houston can do some Chirpin, and they can sometimes because they're so darned, gifted Portland's not one of those teams. They gotta be focused. Keep quiet get Lillard hot and get going and they did not. And I think that was the Damian Lillard talked about this after the game. Those game. We wanted to win those a little bit of a heated game. You know, when he came to the whistle for us. And we will say someone some needed to be said we weren't coming out on me. Nobody got it. So it wasn't. It wasn't anything disrespectful. But we owe season is on the line. You got to be willing to challenge what's happening out there. And you know, try to put your team in the best position to win. And I think it was a little bit more of that, you know, probably more than we need it. You know, maybe we need to not say as much, but I mean is anytime you see guys wanting it that bed. You know, you're gonna say stuff sometimes. And I think you know, we might add a little bit too much that tonight with that. Let's bring in the veteran NBA or for four five different teams that Celtics big three the thunder were Durant. Westbrook. Carden Kendrick Perkins. Fifteen NBA season a tough guy. You didn't push around Hertzen house today. I wanna talk about a so I feel like I could be wrong on this perk. And it's great to meet you and have you on the show? Thanks big fan, by the way. Thank you that. I think Houston trying to manipulate between the Scott foster comments between leaking the memo the flopping, and I think what the NBA is saying is time out here we control the series. You're not going to control us. That's what it feels like how do you think the NBA the officials, and the rockets and warriors respond tonight? What think is go be zero tolerance from the referee points. I think is going to be a point of emphasis going into the game of the referee's not going going to want to hear anything from either side. And I think technical files will be issued out early while. Yeah, I think they set the tone early because at the end of the day like is getting out of control. Let's play basketball. Let's talk about basketball, not a fishy about his light at the end of the day. Like everybody was talking about old. They miss these caused but Houston has several times to win this game. Several different opportunities to win this game. Besides the files. That one call in. I could recall a couple of times Katie took shots. And he didn't have a good land space in guys wanted to him. He didn't complain. So at the end of the day, let's play basketball. I mean, you know, like, well, let's talk about Scott foster now hardened complaint about Scott foster. He's a veteran. He's one of the four or five guys. We all know, you you had a lot of Scott foster playoff games. Did you like him? Scott, Scott, Scott fosters, one of the best NBA roofs in the league. Why? Because he don't play favoritism not saying ribs do. But it don't matter who you are. If you file if you Kevin Durant of you, James, he's gonna make the call if you're gray Popovich. And you said some some he'll give you a tick if your Doc Rivers, he'll take you just like he'll take anybody else. And so Scott file Scott foster actually goes out there and do his job the correct way. He's a great official. Not a big personality though. But he has zero tolerance he'll give you a one in. A second warning. And then he'll t you up, but he's going to referee. The he's gonna referee to game the right way, by the way, you were in his fascination. So you were in. Okay. See when they had a young Durant. Young westbrook. And on harden. You are not only in the games, you're at practice. Did you have any sense harden would be MVP harden? A new giants was going to be good. Bye. No. He was going to be this good of. But I I remember one game in particular was we was on our way. The we went to the finals. Yeah. And a member we swept Dallas of and it was guy in full in Dallas was actually giving us a a great game. And I'm about think James had like twenty one in the fourth. And I was like Jesus Christ. He he's he's really liked the nap it he had a couple the previous season. He had like forty point games. One in Phoenix off the bench. And I'm Mike will hold on anyone. Man year war numb like, okay. Then he came back from the lympics. And I remember James telling me say man, part is none personal man. I just feel like I want my own team. And I was like James you should he's like, man. I feel like I'm a franchise guy, and he went to Houston, and he showed it. Yeah. No. I I don't have a problem with that. Like, it's funny because Kevin Durant. I've heard rumors wants to go to New York. But unlike a young James harden, we all acknowledge the Kevin Durant. The world's best player James was saying basically, you people think I'm the third best player on this team. Always support a young guy. That says listen man, you got me coming off the bench. I'm a franchise Jason Tatum for the Celtics. If if it's team and Jason's like, I think I'm I'm a franchise gut. I get that. I don't get Kevin Durant going from the best team in the league. Maybe the best run making more money and Golden State than he would've New York to be the. Man with the Knicks the data. I don't get explain why he would do that is better for Katie. Because at the end of the day is long as Katie is on the Golden State is always gonna be stiff team. So it's time for K D to have his own team in my opinion. Can you imagine Katie in New York right for the league is great for the least great for basketball P? And I just think you know, he's done what he needed to do go to state, but you know, perks, you know, that you can only be as good as your owner in your management. You know that I'm lost and had really good ownership. And you did really well New York James Dolan you trust him. A main same like trying to turn over. I mean, you gotta give everybody a second chance on third chance. Right. I don't know. I don't know. We all have flaws. It's no I'm not saying that. But if I'm a player, I got I got twelve years to hit it billionaire has eight years to make money is a player's got about twelve to hit it. I don't think I'm giving my career up James Dolan. That'd be hard for me as a player. Would you think? It's as if he get Kevin Durant lie. Kevin Durant would change franchise. I think Kevin so great. He would change the whole gang. Let me go to this. So I liked Boston all season and people kept saying, no, Milwaukee Milwaukee. And I kept saying listen, kyri Irving is the best closer under six four. I've seen in my life is at Thomas was close agree. And I said just don't get caught up in the regular season kyri playoffs com. He's gonna flip a switch be more coach Ables gonna work, and it has do you have some sort of theory about certain. Players regular season playoff season. Absolutely. And careers of. And I'm glad you say re because he's a he's he's a definition of what a playoff pert like he's playoff ready. He's playoff. He's playoff reso- life exempt. He starts to seize enough. He started the season with the Celtics healthy came back kill make all sorts team. Okay. That's one goal at the way. And then he knows he has to get ready for the long run which is the playoffs. So after all-star break, you see calorie he said out a little bit back to bags dials back a little house back a little bit getting his wrist, making sure his body is right? And then he comes out playoff start any comes out as a killer is simple. So some guys to you perk. Some guys this you have regular season guys, and you have playoff playoff guys. So Chris Middleton is a is a hard worker. Right. But. Buses tail three years of college got demoted to the Fort Wayne Matt ans- buses, but and he's going to give you everything every night. But there's to me there's a ceiling to Chris in a huge in a huge game. I like him kyri. I don't see a ceiling. So certain guys in your opinion. They know they know it worked their way for some rope lose just think about this. Right. So like even with Duke Fisher for the Lakers do out the regular season deficient. He wouldn't good at all playoffs came around. He turned onto a whole what what people are saying. Wow. We will in the one this what I do fishing. So you have guys who actually play to make all star games and stuff like that. But then you have guys who actually plan to win championships. So you do have regular season guys. And you do have postseason fifteen years in the NBA one of the tough guy Celtics big three thunder. Cavs pelicans. Westbrooks of fascinating topic. I'm seeing a hater. And I've said before he's unbelievably talented, but there are players. It doesn't matter if you played high-school a college or YMCA some guys are easy to play with Klay Thompson clan. Every roster of some he just he plays. Both ends. I think Colli could put on a bunch of Austin. And then I think there are players. Lebron James wants the ball. Thank god. He's great. But you know, he can marginalize big guys. He forces Bosch to go outside forces. Kevin love go outside. Get out of the whole Westbrook to me perk has a personality in a certain like Rigetti. He's he's here's how I play. I do think he can be tough to play with not doubt in his at lettuces them. But in three years, they won four playoff games. Maybe is it fair for me to say. He's he's hard. We all played with play that the YMCA with guys. Like that. Dude is great. He says hard to play with. I'm gonna tell you some I agree with you to certainly steam because I played with Russ, and but I play with a young rose over the last few years. He's matured a lot better than when I was there. He has he has because when I was there. It was a lot worse. I remember times what I only had five sided temps throughout. Of course, the six games. Right. So what I'm saying is I watched Russ today. He's matured a lot. He's matured a lot for getting his teammates involved and stuff like that. I give you one is. So for example, we was in a in a playoff game and rush drove to the paint. And he passed the ball surge and it hit his feet, and it was a bad pass. But Serge missed it was turnover rose blue gas games. Like man, that's survey passing you the ball. No most. So couple plays went. By we went said down with the time out. And I said we'll Russ listen, man. You can't do that. We need surge. And we all have flaws you f laws we deal with. I have flaws that y'all deal with. So you have to deal with his mistakes. I think Russ is so competitive that he expect everybody to have his skill and his Atlanticism intention in his intensity and is not liked it. So that's what you could see, you know, that's high ago, but it ended the day. I don't. I don't think play. I see I see a change in them. No, do I do over the last two years. I really see the change in Russ. I really do. He's making passes that he he's been making some passes that I haven't seen before finally de like the warriors to win it again. I do like the words when again, don't you think though? It's funny. I've always said to the second best the best team. I ever saw was Jordan's bulls. Get I thought I think they would take Golden State out of their game. Michael. So physical Rodman was physical Ron Harper was physical this. I always Tom. This is the skinny jeans team if you take out dream on green. It's nightclub guys. I mean, they just all look good. But it's I think if I was facing them if you take the big three Garnett tough guy, you tough guy. Pearce good defender would be Golden State. You would you would get physical. When I mean, that's the way to beat I loom. But I think like if going to stay was to having a match with the Celtics in the finals. It will be interesting. I pick Boston. It would be really interesting, especially Horford. Yeah. Yeah. Without cause. It would be really really interesting perk. Good meeting you fifteen years in a league hope to have you on the show again found days for heaven and be back. Yeah. Don't mess around with perk hurt then take no BS from you Goulet, do like can be a trash talker. Don't take any other good seeing. You man, good. Meet new joy with the news. On the news. This is the third line news. So now the Spurs have been eliminated from the playoffs. All eyes are on Gregg Popovich to see if he will return for another run and during his end of the season press conference yesterday, he gave us his answer. I'm currently in negotiation. Could very well at end up either with the Portofino flyers. Positano pirates. I think that it's like one third Positano one-third for two phenol one third San Antonio. He seventy by the way, he's got great energy for seventy year old. And I think that that San Antonio Denver last minute of that game. I thought he was going to pull a tear out. Animated wouldn't lamarcus Aldridge wouldn't go foul, and listen, he's a very good coach, very good. I think is probably this is twenty four th season. They've made the playoffs the Spurs twenty two seasons. Th