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Zach Fulton Becomes Third Giants Player to Retire This Week
"Are experience experiencing a rash of retirements. Another player has decided. You know what? Uh, this whole giants way of doing things isn't for me. So Zach Fulton Is the third Giants player. To retire this week. Three guys in four days, Steve Now. Fulton apparently was family and health related. And that's according to Joe judge the head coach when he was asked about it. But you're talking Fulton. Todd Davis, Joe Looney. And Kelvin Benjamin. Guys who have all Hung it up and said, Yeah, I'm good.
"kelvin benjamin" Discussed on Big Blue View
"I'm host to nicholas fa- lotto and we are in the middle of training camp right now. The first week down there hasn't been hitting or still waiting for that. According to the new york giants there should be pads this coming tuesday. We have boots on the deck. There with ed valentine who covered many of the big stories coming out of training camp on friday. Show encourage everybody to go back and listen to that. A lot of included the kelvin. Benjamin saga that is now over. Showed up overweight. There was some sort of kerfuffle between him and joe judge and now he is unemployed. The best mine knowledge. Everything i can collect seems like kelvin. Benjamin just continued the petulance that he showed in carolina and briefly in buffalo. Didn't play football for two years and then ended up on the new york giants and now he is not there anymore. The giants will continue to go on. I i think at valentine's had this on his show. I'd be surprised if anybody worked out. Kelvin benjamin since this was dave gettleman the general manager that drafted him. But that story is now going to be forgotten. Eventually but i wanna talk to a about a little bit more of an important story. And that was the shane lemieux situation. It does seem like the injury that he suffered. He was carted off the field. It seems like it will only be a couple of weeks. He'll be ready for week. One by just estimation at this point he's going to avoid surgery and that's a great thing to hear. Because shane lemieux he had his struggles and pass. Protection was one of the worst passed protecting guards in the national football league last year but he is a very vital asset when it comes to those counter runs that giants love to utilize they loved to use. Gif and gt runs. That's guard and then the f. back which is that age back at h f. You can kinda use it. Interchangeably also known as tracers or sniffers which is played by cadence smith when they pull the backside guard and then they have cadence smith follow and take the most dangerous man in the whole of the kickout blocked from the man. On the line of scrimmage. That usually shane lemieux. They like running chenlan you as the backside gore because he excels in space and he's pretty quick out of his stance to locate that man. On the line of scrimmage brings just a ferocious nature to that play so it's unfortunate. He's going to miss some early time in training camp. We hope shouldn't be certain that he's going to be available for week one but the fact that it was carted off and now we're only here in a couple of weeks. Corn according to ian rapoport. That's a huge sign for the new york giants and was kenny. Wiggins who has some experience playing in the league didn't really play much last year now. He's about thirty one years old. He stepped in and filled in on the offensive line. Instead of zach fulton. Who's a little bit more newer to the team could be a product of that but that prompted the giants to look at a few other options which we will talk about here in a little bit. Now ed is an excellent job breaking down what is going on in training camp. So i'm not going to dive to deepen at that. But i wanted to kind of familiarize the giants fan base and the people who listen to this big blue view. Podcast feed about some of the newer giants that they brought in look with kelvin benjamin vacated with to kwon mozelle being put on injured reserve and then inevitably being released there was a couple roster spots open so the giants dipped into the free agent. Well and broaden some guys and i think it's important to recognize that these guys are available for a reason. Now these are ninety man rosters for all thirty two. Nfl teams right now and these guys were available so i think we have to break that down but the should there could be some context as to why they were available. Whether that be opt outs whether that be whether that be then being injured or what have you. But the giants went out and they signed a couple guys i. They brought back the one. The only alfred morris now alfred morris does not have the juice. He's not a home run hitter. He's he doesn't excel with his burst but what he does do well. Is he knows jason garrett system. He has really really good vision and feel for the blocks and he doesn't have many wasted steps. He's a professional. And i think it's important that they brought him back. Now that we have sandra plots gummer on the list. We have saquon barkley on the pup on the pup list and he's probably not gonna see any in preseason a highly doubt that think it's already been ruled out and he'll be very limited because the giants taken a very conservative approach as they should in training camp and up until week one so why not bring back somebody who's comfortable with the offense somebody using garrick cam rely on and somebody who did a solid job spelling wing almond yes. It wasn't exciting. He's not the most exciting running back he's never going to be but he's somebody who can get you three to four yards. Hit the whole the blocking 's good he's going to get you possibly six seven yards. And then he will lower shoulder and fall forward because alfred morris is solid at doing that. He's not somebody who's going to get hit and planted. He picks up those tough yardage so the giants bring him back to pair with corey. Clement to pair with devante booker right now. And i'm open to that. You have ninety men. I want this roster to be full all ninety. It seems like for a couple of days. They were not as they were waiting to see who exactly they wanted to bring in. That was talk that they were going to work out austin writer. Who was the center for the kansas city chiefs. I was really excited about that. But they ended up going with somebody else. And i'm also pretty excited about this edition and again like i said earlier. There reasons these guys are available. But the giants added former dallas cowboys center joe looney to their ninety man roster and i think this is a wise move because looney is has been a depth piece for the dallas cowboys since twenty sixteen he knows jason garrett obviously jason garrett's bringing back a bunch of guys that he's aware of alfred. Moore's joe looney but this is also somebody who has played significant snaps in his career..
"kelvin benjamin" Discussed on Big Blue View
"A couple of days of new york giants training camp a couple of Of interesting days in east rutherford new jersey and yours truly has been fortunate enough to to be in attendance for the first couple of practices so thought we would spend a little bit of time just going through some of the things that that i've seen some of the things that have happened over the first couple of days. So let's get right to that. As we as the giants you know get get further and further into the swing of twenty twenty one training camp and the first thing we have to talk about is obviously what happened with tight end. Slash wide receiver kelvin. Benjamin obviously released by the giants on wednesday after an odd occurrence on the field wednesday morning. Where joe judge spoke to benjamin where that conversation apparently got heated in. Also involved dave gettleman. There's a good picture That we posted on big blue of of gentleman standing in between benjamin and judge and there's also some Some video of benjamin walking off the field after that confrontation followed by dave gettleman. All of that obviously resulted in benjamin being released on wednesday afternoon by the giants an endless. And you know. I read the report from zach. Rosenblatt of nj advance media. Who did a terrific job in tracking benjamin down on wednesday evening and getting some some reaction from a very bitter very upset benjamin following his release by the giants and listen. I understand you know benjamin's frustration. I have absolutely zero sympathy for the man. This is a man who had not played in the nfl. In the last two seasons didn't play in two thousand nineteen or two thousand twenty had really one opportunity at a comeback in the nfl. And that's with the new york giants. That's with the general manager who drafted him in carolina in the first round back in two thousand fourteen that being of course current giants general manager. Dave gettleman i quite honestly. Don't think there's another general manager in the league who would have given benjamin and opportunity to make a comeback but but gettleman did gave him a tryout rookie minicamp and the giants signed him to a contract to see if he could make a transition to tight end. and listen. You know if you if you if you read the story from from zach rosenblatt of of nj advanced media this came down to an issue about benjamin's wait listen. He's listed at six foot five. Two hundred and forty five pounds and he admitted playing wide receiver out of preposterous. Two hundred sixty five pounds in. Apparently what what. The crux of the issue was was that the giants asked him after he had reported in going through mandatory minicamp at two sixty five. The giants asked him to report to training camp at two fifty one. They asked him to lose some weight before training camp rather than do that. Benjamin showed up at training camp at two hundred sixty eight pounds saying that. He had chosen to add muscle rather than lose weight now and he seemed to be flabbergasted on that judge on wednesday chose to tell him that the giants were going to find him for being seventeen pounds. Overweight no listen i. Don't get this from kelvin. Benjamin standpoint he had one opportunity to return to being an nfl player. That was with the new york giants. He's not going to get another one from another team in the nfl. No one is going to touch him. What happened this week with. The giants makes him radioactive and for all intents and purposes ends his nfl career. Benjamin had one responsibility whether he liked it or not. If the giants wanted him to report at two hundred fifty one pounds he had to make a good faith effort to reach that weight not to go his own way and do what he wanted. Benjamin seemed to have this idea that he was still. You know that guy. That was a number one draft choice that was supposedly an nfl star. Seven or eight years ago. Not a guy who was a fringe player. Who had a very slim chance of making the giants roster to begin with. And you're not going to make a roster. You're not going to have a chance at all if you refuse to follow the direction of the coaching staff. If you don't want to do what the coaching staff wants you to do. Then then you're not going to be around. You have no argument to make. I simply don't understand what kelvin. Benjamin was thinking here if he did not want to lose that weight. That's an argument. He should have made with the new york giants a month or a month and a half ago during mandatory mini camp and they should have had a conversation about what they thought would be the best course of action instead of having this confrontation. Come up you know at the very beginning of training camp. Listen benjamin set an awful lot of of nasty things about joe judge complaining about about the way. The judge treats people complaining about the his time with the giants being a hoax. And saying that that they were trying that they were trying to sabotage sham and that in the gettleman was in his corner but at the coaching staff as i said was trying to sabotage him and not really give him a chance and didn't want him around and and complaining about how much judge swears and in how he treats people and and listen. Joe judges not everybody's cup of tea. But i have absolutely zero sympathy for kelvin. Benjamin in this situation. As i said he had one opportunity to make a comeback to the nfl. That was with the new york giants. What he had to do was simply get with the program. Do what was asked if he really really wanted to be an nfl player. That's exactly what he would have done. But it's apparent to me that that's not really what kelvin benjamin wanted and now he's now he's out of the league and the giants will move on and that will be that you know as i said. Joe judge is not everybody's cup of tea joe. Judge has rough edges. He's he's not always easy to listen to. he's probably not always easy to get along with. But the guys that have been with him in that locker room for the giants for since Since the beginning of the twenty twenty season those guys seem to understand him. Those guys seem to him. They seem to believe in him so. I don't think that that you should get all bent out of shape about kelvin. Benjamin going off on. Joe judge and in saying that you know judge will will never be a success in nfl head coach and and all of the other bluster. That came from kelvin. Benjamin i just wouldn't worry about it. The whole kelvin. Benjamin experience with the giants has turned into a a regrettable forgetful of and. Let's move on from that and and see what happens and see how the giants fill that roster spot That that's vacated by you know by benjamin You know being released. The big news from thursday was the injury to starting left guard. Shane lemieux second-year player out of oregon carted off the field with an apparent knee. Injury giants released no other information other than the fact that it was a knee injury. We don't know how severe we don't know which knee we really didn't see how it happened. All we know is that during eleven on eleven he was. He was carted off the field. So apparently lemieux will have an almar. I on friday to to determine the extent of the damage and listen. You know will cross our fingers and hope that it's not a serious injury that the young men will be back soon and that he'll start seventeen games for the giants this year at left guard. It big move view. We went through on thursday some of the possibilities that the giants have on the roster if they have to replace him lemieux and include zach fulton signed as a free agent also veteran guards. Kenny wiggins who has started a lot of games in the nfl. As has fulton chad slade. Who's a veteran guard..
"kelvin benjamin" Discussed on Big Blue View
"Good combination. We've made a lot of changes to our football operations. Staff added some talented new people. I just feel like we're moving in the right direction. I think there's a certain amount of confidence and a certain buzz in the building that maybe we haven't had for a while. The combination of david. Joe is just the right. Mix for us so a pretty positive endorsement as we know. No job is safe regardless of a positive endorsement from your owner but it sounds like going into the season when it seems like every year we've talked about. Are they on the hot seat. Is dave gentleman on the hot seep. This is somewhat of a positive sign for gettleman as he is continually trying to buy himself some time. Here at the new york giants. I'll say this is the sort of thing you want to hear your boss say in public. I think this is the sort of thing. Giants fans want to hear the team owner. Say in public but realistically My kind of hot take on. This was okay. Yes you're right john. Everybody is on the hot seat every year. It was in twenty sixteen that john mara said i believe jerry reese. He built to super bowl rosters. I believe in him. He is the right guy to right this ship then. The giants went out one eleven games. They swept the dallas cowboys. Who were that year. The best team in the nfc east. The giants had a dominant defense. And there were there. Was i think by the time the season ended. They had that early exit to the packers but they had a lot of injuries on their defense. That by the end of that year. Jason pierre paul was out i believe. He had a sports hernia dominique rodgers. Cromartie had gotten hurt mid game. They just exhausted their debts end. They just couldn't keep up with the packers in the second half of that game but the giants had faith injuries. He had proven them. Correct and excitement was high. Going into twenty seventeen. Jury was fired in the middle of that season. Well in the last quarter of that season right after eleven. Eleven win season. They fired the general manager. Who built to super bowl winning teams. Everybody is on the hot seat every year. If the wheels come off this year nobody wants to see it happen but if they do if daniel jones doesn't take the step the giants need him to. It will not be dave gettleman who picks their next quarterback. If leonard williams is getting paid twenty million dollars and has a one sack season yet that will reflect badly on dave gettleman and his seat will get warm quick so the reality is in the nfl. It is a what have you done for me lately. League and john mero. He is probably honest. Feeling excitement for the coming season and believing he has a good combination with dave gettleman. Joe judge but it is july going into august. Let's see just how comfortable that seat is in november going into december or january. Hopefully things work out in that seat will remain very comfortable and gettleman will be able to leave the team on his own terms when he is ready. But let's see what happens. Yeah and i see this as an endorsement more so from what gettleman has done in terms of showing positive signs of progression so through the draft. A lot of these recent draft picks have been quality starters for the team. There haven't really been a ton of guys who have been like. Oh my god. Why did they draft him. Daniel jones is probably the most notable that i can think of where we're still not one hundred percent sure and that is specific to the fact that he's a quarterback and he's coming into your three you're not gonna have a full understanding of what that guy's capable of after just two seasons and one and a half as starter or i guess you know two seasons as a starter with a few games that he didn't start his first and second year but besides the point. I think it's him saying like they've made the right moves in free agency. They've made the right moves in the nfl. Draft gettleman has built this roster up. It is taken longer than i think we expected and the time line was a lot different than what we thought because he sold it as this is a win now team and we can rebuild. We're trying to win instead. It's just been a rebuild and they're expected to actually be highly competitive this year. That to me is why. He's giving this positive. Endorsement is that they are in a position to compete at a high level. Possibly push themselves in the top two of the nfc east if things go according to plan but as you said chris if they struggled this season that's when things start to. We actually re evaluate. I don't think the the tune will be the same for cattleman especially if some of these free agents don't pan out the way that we're hoping or some of these early draft picks in second year players. Don't pan out the way that we're expecting. It's all based on how mayor feels right now and that feeling can change immediately and this isn't just us. This is an us being negative. this isn't as saying. Oh they're dave gettleman still going to get fired. It's not what we're saying. We're just trying to indicate that anything can change but right now. Everything appears to be very positive especially for john era. Yeah that's just the reality of the nfl. Nobody's job is safe. Your job is safe as long as you are doing it. Well and that's really all there is to it yet. It teams generally don't cut players who are playing well if their performance drops or their performance. doesn't justify contract. They're either going to get cut or traded it teams. Don't rid of head coaches who are winning. If the coach loses the locker room loses too many games that coaches go on and same thing with the general manager. So we've got a couple of headlines that we want to hit on here for today that things that we're going to be watching now. That practices are starting to ramp up before we get to them though. We're just gonna take a really quick break for some adds support for this. Episode.
"kelvin benjamin" Discussed on Big Blue View
"Just to make sure that things don't spread around for any of the unvaccinated players i. I'm not sure. What the percentages of vaccinated and unvaccinated guys on the team. But i would assume that it's probably a pretty small amount that our unvaccinated again. This is just trying to keep things safe and healthy within the the the locker room so there is not any spread or just passing around the the the virus itself without actually getting any symptoms yet. And i wouldn't be surprised if we get a at least a ballpark number on. The percentage of the giants roster. That's vaccinated pretty. Soon i came out today. That about ninety percent of the jets roster is vaccinated. We also heard. I believe yet it was yesterday. Ron rivera complaining. That not enough of his players head gotten their vaccines yet. Which for him very valid complaint considering. He's a cancer survivor. Immuno-compromised but yet this is i think just going to be a a new story. We see different names but again and again a because even if you do have the vaccine you can test positive and yet we want these players to be as safe as possible. We don't want to see any kind of outbreaks happened in the locker room especially with the. Nfl's new rules. Where if a team has an outbreak and they have to have a game cancelled a game that can't be rescheduled than they forfeit. That and they suffer. All of the penalties involve draft position win loss. They could potentially knock a team out of the playoffs and we just don't want to see anything like that. So it's good that could area's. Tony is off list a. He's he had some trouble getting on the field over the course of the off season the giants really need him on the field for training camp. Just because you know. He is a rookie with really one year experience at wide receiver. He needs his as many on field reps as he can get blake martinez going on the covert list. Not great but the good news. Is there some time yet before they have to play a game and this isn't how you want to do it. But at least the giants get to get some look at their inside linebacker depth If you're looking for a bright side hopefully Martinez will be fine and office soon yen. I remember seeing that take. Crowder is probably going to get a lot of reps in this period of time so not having martinez. It stinks to see. Hopefully he's back out there quick. It seems like tony was back out on the practice field or not back on the practice field but available on off the list pretty quickly after being placed on it. So i doubt martinez will be on it for long positive as you said you get out of that take. Crowder is going to be getting some more opportunities to learn. And we're hoping that he's a guy who potentially steps into a bigger role this upcoming season and progresses from year one to year two. This is probably the bigger headline. Chris but the one that popped up pretty quickly today as recording this on wednesday kelvin. Benjamin the former panthers receiver converted to tight end listed and wrap to as a receiver slash tied in with the giants during spring practices. He was signed during the off season after being listed as a guy who was going to try to make that transition to tight end. He is no longer going to be with the giants. He's expected to be cut after a situation in which he went up and spoke to dave gettleman and joe judge and then he was asked to walk off the field so it seems like they made that decision pretty quickly. They don't really see him fitting within this roster as there's been some pretty big roster churn with some recognizable names or call armstead and here. We are now with kelvin. Benjamin who is back on the street after such a short stint and attempt at playing tight end position not super surprising for us as we we kind of we kinda lead into when we spoke on this the few times that we did in saying. It's highly unlikely that something actually comes of this. It would be nice if he turns into a tight end and can actually contribute but more likely than not he will not stick around the. The situation is kind of a weird one that basically he was seen having a discussion with joe. Judge dave gettleman on the field than than walked off. The field was asked to walk off the field now. Apparently he is expected to be cut a. Yeah like you said. We don't have any details about the conversation. What prompted it. What what is really going on behind the scenes here we. I wouldn't be surprised if we do get some details. Throughout the day on the there some insiders who have who are well connected in if they learn anything. I'm sure it'll be on twitter soon. In fact it might even be out before this episode drops decisions is kind of a weird situation. Isn't surprising that benjamin will not be a new york giant when the when the regular season rolls around. But it's surprising that he didn't even finish his first practice before that that came to pass. I think we were kind of expecting him. To at least make a real go at the transition to tight end and maybe let go after. The third preseason game during final cut doubts not making it through his first practice. Something big had to have happened. That's possible and i think that the other thing too is. It was probably pretty clear that they weren't going to to get much out of him. I almost wonder if if they're in the works of adding somebody else and they just didn't have room for him. But overall i think the the window for kelvin benjamin to flash what he was capable of was going to be very very short. If there wasn't at least some positives and some some positive light coming from what he was able to do. It doesn't surprise me that they weren't going to pull the plug pretty quickly. This is something that. I think that we all pretty much anticipated. Maybe not this quickly but kelvin. Benjamin gone possibly adding somebody else in his replacement is the reason why speaking of replacements there is An indication from owner. John who has said when speaking in an immediate interview that dave gettleman general manager dave gettleman is not on the hot seat. The specific quote after saying no to that is listen. Listen i was frustrated. The first couple of years the way the seasons ended. But the combination of dave and joe has produced very good personnel decisions but in free agency. Be it in free agency and the draft..
"kelvin benjamin" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"Is Finn. He is seven months old. Didn't get the chicken. Went the conventional route, named after Maxim Afinogenov, right. His full name is a Finnegan off. I, for some reason, don't like that being loved the idea when it happened, because I knew like we're never gonna call him Finnegan off, but it's cool because it's my favorite athlete ever. For some reason, like my girlfriend will like, say, well is full names actually offended, gone off, just like strangers. Or, like the trainer or the vet, And I'm just be like, Don't say that the night it's cringe. E Yeah. It's still cool. But, yeah, it's a little cringeworthy when it's being told the people that I don't know, like Oh, my gosh. Wow. You're a sports nerd. Basically isn't the thought in my head like I don't want a little standoffish. Um it's the nightcap. Jody BSE Brendan Keeney our final show before the Bills draft tomorrow night, assuming they don't trade down, which they could Maybe. Well, no second round this Friday. So this is definitely the last time we'll talk to you before that. Either way, Me and Gary will be taking you through draft coverage tomorrow, Friday and Saturday night. So you will hear more for me and I'm fired up about the top of the draft. We'll talk some about the bills because Have a new favorite idea for the bills that might even outrank Rondell more. But the good news is I don't think there's any way the bills are getting this guy at 30, so I don't think I have to say I don't have to check deviate from Rondell More being my favorite idea. Honestly, though, I cannot believe that you've been on the Rondell more train for two months and the day before the actual draft is when you're going to sell out. That is just incredible. There is there is a line Elijah more hype train. It is roaring through the media right now. So one of the moors one of them get him or more, no matter what you know, or no matter what, but I will do this now here because I don't want to spend all night on it. Elijah Moore. Reading about him from Matt Harmon from Yahoo Hoo. Reception perception. Kami charts success rate for wide receivers on their entire route tree. Their success rated slant routes. Their success aerated hooks at Go routes, everything. Elijah Moore. He has charted out as one of the best receiving one of the best receiver prospects. It's separating. In like the last five years. And to me that screams of Brandon being wide receiver, right? Just a guy that gets open, he separates and more not quite as much as Rondell More Does have AH, yards after the catch ability that I think outranks anybody else in the bills receiving group in terms of his being able to make guys miss an open space and having that breakaway speed at the same time. So Elijah more if they were both sitting there on the board of 30 for the first time you write in two months. If Rondell morn Elijah Moore was sitting there, I think I would take Elijah more. Maybe I'm getting swept up in the hype a little bit too much, but I don't think so. I don't think you are. I think that regardless of your personal hype of Rondell more Elijah, more universally is recognized as a better NFL prospect than Rondell. More so I don't think you're being swept up in the hype. I think, and I think he's a viable candidate to be selected in the first round. And if he is there at 30, I would very much like to see the bills. Take Elijah Moore. Yeah, and and there's not the injury concerns that there are a smudge with Rondell with Elijah more than there is with Rondell more now, I don't think Elijah Moore is getting to them. It's possible to Jordan Reed from the draft network actually just tweeted a couple of minutes ago before we got going. He got asked one player that you think will go higher than everybody is mocking and he said Elijah Moore, right? Like I mocked him in our W gr mock draft on Friday. I mocked him. Two. The Titans at 21. And I'm starting to wonder if he even goes higher than that. I wonder if he breaks into the teens. You know if if the receivers go way early, Is there a chance he goes before a shot? Bateman Might want to predict he goes before we shot Bateman. There you go. I might want to predict He's the fourth receiver off the board. Yeah. But that could be good for the bills. None of Bateman falls If receiver start falling. I want them to pick a receiver, so maybe it wouldn't be good for them to be good for me if receiver start falling, and Elijah Moore? Yeah, the hype is It's often running right now with him just because of his ability separate. It is weird that it's happening like the couple of days before the draft with him, but I don't think he's gonna make it to the bills at 30. I don't know where else other than what? Who did I speak out? Indianapolis for them? Would Vegas do it at 17 with Miami? Do it at 18. They don't They could go Penny Sewell, it's six. If Sewell is there was Armando Salguero said today that they would flip Forgive me Who's their left? Tackle? Um Austin Jackson, Austin Jackson, They said. He said that they would flip Jackson to right tackle if Sewell was there at six. And if they don't choose this Lee, I received mine that for them because this is a deep receiver class. This is a deep receiver class. Would you rather have Sul and Elijah Moore? Would you rather have Jalen Waddle. And then Jeremiah wo Sou Karamo or wherever they're taking at 18. I think I would prefer to protect at least make it Make your evaluation of Tua. As complete as possible. And if you were to draft Sul You have him and Jackson on your book ends, which I think would be a very the makings of a very good offensive line. And then you get him that weapon at 18. Whether it be Elijah more or a shot Bateman or insert Receiver acts here at 18 I I like that more, I think than just getting one receiver for two. Uh and then what? Defensive player at 18. Maybe to get two receivers. I don't know what about that. What if they took Jamaar Chase and Elijah more? I would like that for them. They can. They need all the weapons. They exactly Needham and especially because they have they do not have guys that are good at separating, And this was a problem that Alan ran into. Early on in his tenure in Buffalo, is that all the receivers in Buffalo were guys who were big but couldn't get good? Couldn't give them windows to throw into You know, I'm talking about Kelvin Benjamin and Andre homes and though that mold of receiver And look at the about face the Bills organization took in getting guys like digs. John Brown Cole Beasley. I wouldn't be surprised at all. If that is a trend we see with other young quarterbacks. Maybe Miami goes that route. It wants to find two of guys who get open. You know what I miss? Read it. By the way. It wasn't that Jackson would change from left tackle the right tackle for Miami. It is Sul has said that he can play and has trained for left tackle and right to right tackle because to a is a lefty. Then they would want Sewell on the right side right back to us because of these blind side, so it would just be reversed for two. Yes, that's what I had read earlier. So let me talk that. Um, but no, I like to receivers for them, and I think Kind of hope..
Free Agency 2021: Biggest Winners and Losers From Day One
"Who's the biggest winner from day. One the biggest winner from day one already told you it was. It was a my intro. You're listening great question. Jonnu smith out. It's cam newton. Well that depends kenyans a starter for sixteen games. That's right that's true. It's yeah okay. Potentially find jonah smith. Donald smith big contract with the patriots They invest heavily in him. You like this for him i do. I think you know Obviously the quarterback is the concern. But this is the scenario especially with the move that they made that we look for in fantasy as tight end could be the leader of the pack in terms of targets and opportunities and so look cam was not good in twenty twenty. If cam does start sixteen games in two thousand twenty. One greg olsen. During a five year stretch was pretty awesome of the top tier tight ends of the guys that we did. We talk about what he was in the next group you know. And so from twenty two thousand twenty sixteen. Greg olsen averaged a hundred eighteen targets a season seventy seven catches Decide one thousand yards and five times. Johnny could do that. One season estimate put them right around a top five tight end. Greg olsen was great and not only was he great but we also saw from cam newton in that stretch that he could give you greg olsen. Who could finish as a top eight tight in five straight seasons and give you a number to wide receiver in four of those five seasons three or four of those five seasons whether it was. Steve smith or kelvin. Benjamin and even ted ginn one year. So that's interesting. I'll afforded talking about that on the show tomorrow on the tuesday morning show and then of course we'll have a whole bunch of more news items to react to. Hopefully we'll get some kenny golladay news at some point on tuesday or maybe it'll happen later on monday night as record this at about nine fifteen eastern. Who's the biggest loser from day. One the biggest loser from day one on asking these questions before. I told you that we were starting with these egypt's before the show The biggest guys they ryan tannehill johnny smith and Us down smith and corey davis They're going to have to struggle to replace those guys Davis probably more. So the jonah just from the standpoint of what he was last year with his production number two receiver sixty five catches nine hundred plus yards and five touchdowns. So we'll see what they do in in in that in that regard but i think Tannehill you know. I had him as the number eleven quarterback. I dropped in the thirteen after today. Just because i think it was close between in my mind. Joe burrow and tom brady put them behind both those guys. Okay how 'bout jameis winston ryan tannehill right now. It's soom jameis winston as the starter. I still go. i think it'd be messy. You know. I can't situation we're taking those not blaming So i was hoping james would go someplace else and tastes hill. Would still be the guy with maybe a rookie or somebody. Young that they could groom continued. Just gonna to get you know too much of the mill package of james as the starter and if as milton starter. Davis is gonna play very much so it just feels like it be messy situation oil. Who do you like better. Corey davis with the jets nelson agholor with the patriots. I think adler is going to be bad. I don't trust the situation. You know i mean he. He had so many big. Plays for the raiders last year and he was so good for derek carr but he did that on eighty two targets. I don't think he gets eighty two targets with the patriots. He's going to do the same thing. So with what cam does running the ball with what jonah smith brings to the table with. What the rest of the receiving corps will look like if julian edelman on the team if he's healthy Nagla is going to be A guy that's not on many fantasy rosters middle of the season whereas corey davis could be the best receiver for the jets. I don't know if that's going to be the case. But i would take davis by far over niagara.
"kelvin benjamin" Discussed on Clock Dodgers Podcast - Motivation | Fantasy Football | Comedy | Pop Culture
"Let this be a lesson to about about championing these late drafted quarterbacks like Mason Rudolph. Wasn't it Jarret Stidham wooden it? Please stop. Patriot fans have a right They have they get a slight pass man. Like the Patriot, fans get a slight passed on believing in late round quarterbacks I. Mean I guess they're still they're still. Yeah. Adam you totally Cam Newton from day one. We do a trade. Buddy sat on. There's any question. Oh yeah yeah I mean I. Don't think that they make this new attack. A wicker said like if there was any question of Cam Newton being able to start. I. Don't think they make this move I just not. It's very unpatriotic to do that. So for for them to even sign him I. Think all signs point sue as of now, Cam. Newton is healthy. If Cameroon Southie, he'll be starting for the Patriots won one yeah, and from there things get super interesting fantasy in my opinion for sure, and it's funny. Because Cam, Newton signed with the Patriots kind of Lake I. Dunno, it's almost like this perfect storm for people. People who hate the because a lot of people also hate Cam Newton for some reason I don't understand so it's kind of like funny like if you hate the Patriots and you hate Cam, Newton. This is like perfect. You could hate them both equally together, but it's one of the things for me like I. Don't necessarily root for. The Patriots were Love Cam Newton's and I gotta hope. The Patriots do welcome I wanNA. See Cam Newton quiet. The naysayers who doesn't like am new, some people just don't man miserable acres. Have you seen a Lotta? People hate on Camden. Oh we were talking, what was it? Was it last season or two years ago? When a the the mother writes, the letter to the Carolina Panthers Organization because they didn't like the way that they didn't like Cam, swag and then when it when it. To the rest of the team, and it was the team running out to do you know the DAB? He made that you know that was the whole. The National Movement quote unquote that Cam started doing the touchdowns this whole the way that he presents himself. I think the the one dig I would say that. that should be levelled at him, was his criticism of the female reporter when she was talking to him about a running routes and she had some legitimate. Questions about it, and he was digging in digging on her intelligence as a reporter. I think that's the only claim which can level Adam other than that. He's been everything that we wanted for him. As as a quarterback shore, the inaccuracy issues exist, but I mean he was able to make that up in spades as a better athlete on the field since he came into the League, and he and And he took a team that was what that was highlighted by funchess Brenton Bersin was Kelvin Benjamin Kelvin Benjamin I mean he took most of these like no name, wide receivers. I don't know if Kelvin Benetton team, but he wound up taking mostly scrub wide receivers to a super bowl. I mean in one of the most his most efficient season, so it's just I think a lot of folks. Folks are rooting for him to fail because they just they don't like they don't think his attitude is a part of the game. When at the same time Tom Brady can yell at his coach Brett Farve can get away with I mean literally anything Aaron Rodgers can like just completely. screw you to his head coach. I mean but that we see the same attitude portrayed and other quarterbacks. quarterbacks with Cam just that he's had a target on his back for the past four or five seasons not understand it. Yeah, this something stinks. Yeah, I haven't seen I. Don't know if it was pro football talk I. Don't know who I don't want Kooyman school the site, but don't even settled on how the Patriots have to deal with Cam in the locker room like the kidding me like. Yeah exactly I don't understand it. Yeah, it's crazy what we have more to talk about with Cam, but before we move on his anyone of any else to say about him, being they one starter anything nothing. We're good unless injuries happen everyone right now. Believing Cam Newton Day one for the Patriots the next one. We have here Mike, Evans and Chris Guy Wind will both finish as top twenty wide receivers at Josh start with this one. Yeah I I don't have any reason not to believe that this happened like what I understand that. Tom Brady is not going to do all of the things that James did to just push games script, and you know he may not throw the ball as far on an average attempt but i. don't think that that means that these two. Wide Receiver ones finish all the way outside of the top twenty big. Tom Brady I think is fine. They are the thing that matters not not the quarterback Tom Brady. More than good enough I'm wish you jobs. Yeah more than good enough more than good enough atom. Which your feelings on this? I mean it to me. It's like borderline I think as long as like that. All fence clicks like we. Really, the only question mark is Tom Brady actually as old as he claims he is. Does he actually finally fall? All signs point to that not being the case mean he somehow found abuse so as long as he continues to play at basically the ability that he was at last year in that offense Brazilians offense. There's no reason you shouldn't be able to afford to top twenty wide receivers. We we all. We all agree here. As far as that goes, an found a youth is actually a lot of water like just a lot of water. Chris twelve juice, exactly Chris, are you with those men? Are you GonNa? Are you have something here that you don't see looking so good for these two? I mean I guess by my only concern is many touchdowns to really think that they're going to be that. They're going to throw like this season 'cause I think that everybody is on board with the idea that the the buccaneers now going to win a bunch of games, but how often they going to score I mean if we know that their offense is good. Good and that's fine, but their defense is now also picked up as well. So are we really going to see a lot of those like jailbreak type situations that has essentially put them into by throwing so many interceptions that force them to pass over six hundred times now Tom..
"kelvin benjamin" Discussed on Bet The Board
"Allen. They bring in a bunch of guys to bolster that offensive line fine. I mentioned this also in the offseason podcast back in may the bills offense kind of changed its receiver group in the type of pass catcher at hat on the roster they he knew going in like alan had accuracy issues so they're trying to get him like these big large receivers with massive. Catch radius is like calvin. Benjamin kelvin benjamin posted hosted the lowest separation rate of any receiver in the n._f._l. So just didn't happen right. Allen only completes fifty two percent of his passes so this year they go out. They get better route. Runners guys who create more separation hopes that like alan is able to get these guys in nc that they're open kind of play within the offense. I'm the offensive line last year. They were thirtieth in run blocking <hes> twenty-third in pass protection. Mitch moore is a massive. I get i know mahomes he was he hated that. The chiefs didn't resign mitch. Moore's <hes> you draft cody ford from oklahoma. He should be a day one starter tying nici. He flashed last year interesting. Dude in washington played left tackle when he was out there. He was pretty damn good. He's an older dude really hasn't had a chance to start. I don't know if he's gonna be able to make it through the entire season but he certainly upgrade the bills dell's go from one of the five toughest schedules faced to one that we project in the bottom half of the n._f._l. So maybe that helps us offense as well yeah yeah i mean you look at some of the offensive numbers there you talked about how much they struggle in. Josh allens first season but it puts some of that in perspective. This is a team that finished thirtieth and total yards thirty first and passing yards twentieth touchdowns thirty first interceptions in thirtieth in points they had games last season pain where they scored three zero five five six and nine points ten games where they failed to hit two hundred yards passing and had six games where they failed to run for one hundred yards not exactly a ringing endorsement for all things offensive. They're not gonna make people forget james lofton jim kelly thurman thomas in some of the proud buffalo bills. We look no go ahead and so we look on the defensive side. I mean clearly this was the strength of the football team number two in total defense number one in past events but as we mentioned before they couldn't get pressure and while they bring back a lion share of the production..
"kelvin benjamin" Discussed on Pardon My Take
"We have speaking of Chuck Chunk Chunk Athlete of the year we all love chunk athletes. This one was a star studded year for Chunk Athlete Zion Williamson. Who by the way did you guys see that picture of him sitting on the sideline the other day in just a regular shirt? I feel like every rookie Turkey. They go through their rookie year looking how did in college and then it's the. It's the summer after your rookie year. That's the make or break you get a full three sixty five. He's already my man guys know skinny guys that come in there on the way and then the weight the year after the nutritionist yes. They always say that like money just makes you more of who used to be just like amplifies. Your personality traits that you had before Okay Zion was already a little chunky. He got his money now. He's big chunk Donkin. He's in Vegas and I've said he's one one bad weekend. In Vegas away from real chunk <hes> <hes> Andy Ruiz who who was an electric factory boxing heavyweight champion of the world very chunky third nipple to third nipple flat junior who won the two thousand nine hundred Homerun Derby Yup and Kelvin Benjamin Junior gets a lifetime achievement nominee in the winter is Zion Williamson. The chunky is boy. There is Kelvin. Benjamin was one Popeye's biscuit away from winning this award was I love how Chunk Sinus yeah and I've said it before. Zion is like the rare dude from Duke that everyone is GonNa root for. I think he's I think he would actually get worse if he lost weight yeah yeah there's something about his gutty. Our got powered. You can just jump into <hes> absolutely no. It doesn't look as much like an offensive foul if a fat guy runs into you as opposed to like a big Jack True Dude runs. It's true <hes> all right. What are we going next? The next award word is for the AF week of the year so do we remember what AF stands for alliances faulk Alliance of American Foot Alliance American football. That's Okay Great League. We all enjoyed it sad to see it. Go but love to watch it leave. The nominees are week. One guy from Arizona State got his head taken on got jacked up that was that was like Jesse uh-huh you remember when they did the thing where they placed the ball at the twenty five five yard line or whatever <hes> week one that's different you remember when they had the person up in the booth ref and they let us watch them. They will watch their like neck rolls decision remember when we could gamble on football in February and we realize that and we one and we lost because we met the over and it was really stupid game when no one knows how to play and everyone quarterback sucks Trent Richardson had one touchdown and two point six yards per carry yup okay so that's the first nominee the second nominee memories. They're just fucking with Boras coming up here for the sake of the year. The second nominee for AF week of the year goes to week eight last week. Oh for the as I don't know what happened that we ought Trent Richardson had one touchdown and averaged two point six zero per carry all right who want the winner of Af Week of the year goes to week one very very very excited to have football back after a long like one week Guy Avis yes anecdotally speaking. I would say we remembered..
"kelvin benjamin" Discussed on Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ
"Now, he's saying that he wished he hadn't said that said what he said to McCarthy privately rather. Because he looks like he looks like a Spall little quarterback is what he looks like playing the game plan. He might have been right. But he wants to walk it back because he looks like the spoil quarterback. Now, you see his only remember we talked about this is only a couple of dudes that fit a certain type of mold at that position. In in Aaron is he's not the corporate. He's closer to the Cam Newton. Then he is Tom Brady you Aaron is kinda got an I like that about him. They got an edge. I liked it. I liked it about him. He's not just sitting there giving party answers. He's not real so Wilson. No. We don't want that. Nobody wants that. The thing that is really interesting that if I were in errands camp, I would have told him this is how you address this article. I'm sorry. I didn't see it. And then they tell you what it says. And you just simply say while, you know, the old phrase if you don't want if you don't want any criticism say nothing do nothing be nothing and leave it at that. Because now what you've done you've given us content to parse and keep the story alive. Not anyone who may have missed the initial story. Who didn't initial story was that big? They have your sound bite talking about it. Now, we get to keep it going. Keep it would have been. It would have been would have been minimized. If you would have simply said, I didn't see the article what it is. Because you've seen our laws anyway. But then you would you you notice story it's out there. It's not this is not nineteen Seventy-nine. Everybody can see. Likely for him. Not to have highly unlikely highly unlike it's okay, though, because as long as the row because now you're reading life into the story, we're gonna hit the blue barely talked about the story. The first time it was out. I don't have to talk about it anymore for mayor. Roger say what I had to say. I addressed it you keep talking about it all you want. I don't have I'm done with it. Here's what I took care of what I need to take care of say what I need to say think I'm trying to think Ben Rothlisberger certainly fits into this category. And Aaron Rodgers to I'm trying to think there's anybody else where quarterbacks are always the guys that were talking about in a way that it's like is. He a bad guy is a good leader. Is he difficult to be around two? Instance, you mentioned Tom Brady I mentioned Russell Wilson. Cam newton. Cam Newton is a guy that gets a lot of attention for a lot of different reasons. But you usually don't hear teammates taken run in Canada. There's the guy that went to Kelvin Benjamin. See your own isn't exactly my point is is it even Cam Newton didn't have a bunch of former teammates. And let me tell you about this guy..
"kelvin benjamin" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"The raiders are in the news. They reportedly like Tyler Murray. They reportedly love Antonio Brown. Some kind of curious with Mike Mayock bring in Antonio Brown would Chucky bring in Tonio Brown. What I'm more curious about is wood raider, Mike, bring in Mr. big chest. And you only one way to find out. What's going to Arlington, Texas, Mike raider, Mike? What's up brother, Ben smack, thanks for taking phone call? But an epic of you to put me up, you know, been following with bated breath this entire soap opera unfolding with Antonio Brown. I mean, it's been the young and the big chest for the last twenty four hours on Twitter. I was up last night following it. And our props to rap sheet for for trying to watch that story. Unfortunately, right now right in the middle of the raiders Gruden gutted this team. We're officially in rebuild mode training. Tweeting for a thirty one year old wide receiver. No matter. How talented is is a move the NFL teams make when they are one or two players away. Why is it that the anytime some big name NFL malcontent hits the market? They're automatically linked to Oakland. And what's worse raider nation is blowing up Twitter where do the trade all of our high tropics for this cloud? I mean, it's like the kid from the impoverished family at Christmas ship. They want the shiny new fire truck, but what they really need is some pajamas and a new pair of socks. That's how bear the cupboard is an Oakland. And the last thing we need is the draft picks and cap space on some nut job doesn't even know if he wants to play football if it was me if AB really had any heart. He goes to the bills mafia he feels Kelvin Benjamin shoes he gets his fifty catches and gets measured for yellow jacket. But right now. Time you open just frigging mouth. It's legacy is going up in flames sorta like that treeline and Apocalypse Now, we're Charlie don't surf what the Steelers ought to do if you had to call his bluff and yank back at twelve million dollars signing bonus. He got twenty seventeen when the drama Queen cove out whatever the case, I don't want him anywhere near my football team. Let's stick to the process us, our pigs. Use our cats wrapped our own young stud wide receiver culinary AJ Brown Akeem roller. Oh, these guys should be thirty five and we can use our first three tropics on defense where we really needed. That's all I got that smack. I'm out. Raider, mike. I love the smell of a raider.
"kelvin benjamin" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA
"The raiders are in the news. They reportedly like Kyla Murray. They reportedly love Antonio Brown. Some kind of curious with Mike Mayock bring in Antonio Brown would Chucky bring in Antonio Brown. What I'm more curious about is wood raider Mike, bring in Mr. big gest only one way to find out. What's going to Arlington, Texas, Mike raider, Mike? What's up brother fence Samak? Thanks taking phone call. But an epic of you to put me up. You know, Jim I've been following with bated breath this entire soap opera unfolding within Tonio Brown. I mean, it's been the young and the big chest for the last twenty four hours on Twitter. I was laughing eight following it and props to rap sheet for for trying to watch that story. Unfortunately, right now right in the middle of it are the raiders look Gruden gutted this team. We're officially in rebuild mode training. Intriguing for a thirty one year old wide receiver. No matter. How talented is is a move the NFL teams make are one or two players away. Why is it that the anytime some big name NFL malcontent hits the market? They're automatically linked Oakland. And what's worse? Half. A raider nation is blowing up Twitter ready to treat all of our high tropics for this cloud. I mean, it's like the kid from the impoverished family at Christmas ship. They want the shiny new fire truck, but what they really need is some pajamas and a new pair of socks. That's how bear the cupboard is in Oakland. And the last thing we need is the way our draft picks and cap space on some nut job doesn't even know if he wants to play football. I if it was me if AB really had any heart. He goes to the bills mafia he feels Kelvin Benjamin shoes he gets his fifty catches and he gets measured for yellow jacket. But right now every time you just frigging mouth. It's like a up. Went up in flames sorta like that treeline and Apocalypse Now, we're Charlie don't surf what the Steelers ought to do. If you had a call, his bluff and yank back at twelve million dollars signing bonus. He got in twenty seventeen when the drama Queen cold out, whatever the case, I don't want him anywhere near my football team. Let's stick to the process us. Our picks us our cats, wrapped our own young stud wide receiver culinary HA Brown Akeem polar. Oh, these guys should be thirty five and we can use our first three drop picks on defense where we really needed. That's all I got that smack. I'm out. Raider,.
"kelvin benjamin" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"Look like, I mean, you were step for step with the saints step for step with the New Orleans, and we all know went to the NFC championship game and saints fans think they should have gone further. But as does most of America, potentially. But. You did not we could also different sitting at home. I mean, did you see a difference to me? I don't I don't really look at it. Like that. I was trying. I had we had Curtis. We had these. I was just trying to make sure my room was good. And and everything was going good. We quarterback. I never played quarterback. Like, I came from the basketball court. So all I know is to take care of yourself in. You'll be good. So you're just saying this. So you're not treated like Kelvin Benjamin sorta feel time you see him. I wouldn't have we have no problem with anybody, really secretive. You can access anybody. No kidding. He wouldn't eat isn't mentioned. It is insane things. No, nothing noser. You this told the world with a Instagram? The he's not like that Cam isn't isn't a type of person for people just to be his business. Okay. Devin funchess here on the rich Eisen show. So let me ask you a couple questions here about topics of the day and Cuyler Murray cod. Five foot ten and a quarter. Four or five foot ten in eighth, right? I gave him an extra eighth right there. Take your do. You think a kid that size can succeed in the NFL? Yeah. I mean, you gotta drew Brees outside of drew Brees little bit taller than that. The is Russell Wilson road height. Will you see these doing? He's a little bit. He's a little bit sturdier one with thing. Don't matter. It don't matter. What about being thrown to buy some, obviously you've been thrown to somebody live literally or size is the difference. You gotta get getting an elaborate on just to see the release angle and all that type of stuff puts them dummies out there for him to throw over like six seven line and stuff like that. And then after that it shouldn't be a problem. I think you're acclimated a NFL problem at all. I think he accepts no athlete. He won Heisman. So I think he's gonna be ready for the okay and your fellow cameo friend, Mr. big chest big to Antonio Brown. Yeah. Mister, big, Jess, okay. That that's what he calls himself right out. Don't keep that he called him out. Yeah. Exactly. Do you think that he can fit in absolutely anywhere? Based on what we all learn week seventeen last year. He doesn't did he didn't wasn't with the team or anything like that. To me. I I worked on an Tonio multiple times while training in a off season down in Florida any team he goes to they're gonna they're gonna they're getting a blessing the amount of work that he puts in amount of effort. They I mean amount of love that he has for the game. I think you're gonna be good on anything. I think I don't know what was going on. That's his business. But when he gets habit -tunities step on the field. Again. I think is going to be a special moment. I mean, I've met him on occasion in person. I'd love to know. I never worked out with them. You know, I'm I'm Mr. sizzle chest pretty much right now. So what what what type of guy is he, but can you tell fans about who in the same thing that you see on on the field. He he has a drive that that can't be matched as he digs. He can't be mad. I try to I try to go. Strive giant above blow with him. So he he just he's he's a he's a hard work. And it doesn't matter what time of day, it is he gonna go get a workout. So that's his love for the game. All that stuff off. Doesn't matter. What do you got for them over there for talked about his basketball Bility's, we found this video twenty fifteen of Devon down. Duncan Duncan jamming it down. Yeah..
"kelvin benjamin" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"That field. They kicked a field goal. They had a three point lead. Protect three point late. You got the bone overtime. You had a chance to still win the game. So the go back to a one play. Yes. It influenced the game tremendously. But I don't think I don't think it was a reason they lost the game. I would also say what else since fluency game has had Sean Payton did not run the ball on first down. Yeah. On the bond I down then you're not throwing it on third down. We're not sitting here talking about this official, and Sean Payton, basically, I thought after the game basically said he got a call from Alberto river on but they messed up. Well, you know, he messed up to calling the wrong I down. So there's there's there's enough blame to go around. But no, gene you raft. Last year. You were the head referee last year for Philadelphia and New England. And there was a play that happened in this game were Corey Clement catches the ball at the back of the end zone. It's kinda bobbling bit. And you could see the patriot players all saying in completing are they saying that they're saying that because they saw it happening against them twice. Once a bits Berg, which James the tight end one Kelvin Benjamin the wide receiver with the Buffalo Bills. Right. So you are in the replay booth. You're looking at it. Chris Collins worth saying on TV. I'm not really sure what's going to happen here. I think it's an incomplete pass on the radio going. I am not getting into this. I'm not sure what is going to come up with an album river on gonna come up with take us into that conversation in the biggest game of the year in one of the most controversial place that play was a play where the importance that was placed on the ruling on the field was extremely important on the field. The ruling on the field was that it.
"kelvin benjamin" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Part has been viewed as a tacit admission. That the NFL got the playroom. Other than what Sean Payton said immediately after the game got off the phone with L riverine said they blew it and this fine the NFL has done. Nothing more. To address the situation in New Orleans last week. And that is left disgruntled NFL fans saints fans and players to their own devices. Benjamin Watson sends out an angry letter the New Orleans. Saints elder statesman, well respected around the league. Asks where is Roger Goodell? Like, it's a where's WALDO puzzle? Can you find this guy? Gale Benson statement seeking change asking for reform the owner of the saints. Lawsuits. Politicians are getting involved. The NFL has done nothing to quell or contain the outrage. That is what a Commissioner is supposed to do. Commissioners are supposed to be in the line of fire. When there is a tough decision that needs to be made. When your fans when the people who support your product. Are angered by something. You would dress it. You don't want to come out and do it which I do think is chicken bleep. But let's say Goodell for whatever reason doesn't want to do it. What are they paying L river on for? The head of the -ficiating. If you go back last year, L riverine, okay? This is in the name of transparency, which I think is vital when it comes to officiating you need transparency. You don't want your fans to cook up their own conspiracy theories. Go back and find last year easy L river on putting out videos. Explaining controversial plays. Jesse James was one the Jesse James play Steelers. Patriots that controversial fumble. Kelvin Benjamin against the patriots. When it looked like touchdown. But they said it was incomplete would have been a game changer and a bills patriots game. That's what they did. He pop on the video. Hello everyone. This is L river on and he would go into some dissertation on why they made a particular ruling. You were taken inside the mechanics of a call in this case, a no call. And I think that's been part and parcel with the job. Whether it was Mike Pereira dean blandino after him. Now. L river on. Your job is to address controversial officiating decisions it went. It is as. Season altering franchise altering history altering as last week's NFC championship game the Commissioner has to get involved. And there needs to be an apology. And the fact that we're still waiting for one is an embarrassment. What do you think? This. Roger goodell. Does the NFL? Oh, the saints an apology..
"kelvin benjamin" Discussed on First Things First
"No, that's not the case. They need a four minute offense. Where the case they get to lead. They can grind it out. So I don't believe Damian Williams is the answer. They're running back. If you wanna go platoon, I believe he can be a piece of that. But I do believe that this offense can improve. Because when you get the lead if you're going to be high fine. You have to be able to get first downs late in the game to build get keep that defense off the field. I think New England gave them a lesson a schooling in ball control. Because that's what teams will try to do against him as long as they have Patty Mahomes that chiefs us by being third-highest offense. I'm Bill history. Only at one drive all year long that was more than seven minutes. One touchdown drive. The patriots had one of those to start the football game. So that's the point about if you get a lead being able to grind it out. Now, they do not. Have real flexibility on offense. They're going to give tyrod killer contract extension, Damian Williams. They just gave him a an extension to games replacement for Kareem hunt. And whether we believe in Sammy Watkins, ability, stay healthy or not the contract. They signed him to I two years guaranteed. He will be your number two receiver for the canc- chiefs next year it is after the twenty nineteen season. They could move off him, but that's gonna save many real money. Because that's when Patrick Mahomes is contract is up the offense. They they're going to have to find a way with these same pieces, maybe a draft pick. Maybe if there's a wide receiver out there. They can get cheap that they think they can insert in they're not Kelvin Benjamin. But for the most part the offense going to be the same. It's the defense that's gonna go under some changes break coming up is the NFL about to make major changes following a new poll in New Orleans. That's next. February the greatest event in modem sports as back the Daytona five hundred kicking off the twenty nine NASCAR season. It's February.
"kelvin benjamin" Discussed on Big Blue View
"And we can try to find out now. Then what the giants would be. Looking for at that position some shepherd Ken play both in the slot and outside he played more in the slot. And I think he was a little more productive in the slot that I still like him outside. But I think if the giants are going to be looking for another receiver, it's probably going to be someone who can play more on the outside. Although I don't think that should be something they are exclusively looking for especially when you have Beckham who can also play in the slot. If you have three receivers who can all play on the outside and in this line. You can move them all around. I think that is something the giants should be looking for. Oh, definitely, especially when you look in the context of also having saquon Barkley who can play in the slot and a wide even though you didn't do nearly enough who can radically thing. Yeah. I get nothing from the twenty eighteen season showed me that he has that ability. Joke. That's not the belt Parkway. That is his usage. He should have been in the slot way. More. And also have an Ingraham who can do those things as well. He played the backfield the slot or out wide. And again, he wasn't used that way nearly Nuff so having another I don't like using the phrase Chesapeake because chess pieces can actually only move in a very specific way. That's very raise. It is that we use that doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Yeah. But say another Swiss army knife player who can play out of the outweighed at a slot may be an out of the backfield that has a lot of potential interest for the giants offense. Absolutely. And now as we as we go forward, I think I've seen some people calling for they want like a big body as a receiver. I don't think that's really a need even though even for. One number one receivers kind of on the smaller side. But that doesn't really matter and shepherds definitely on this side. I don't think size does not matter at wide receiver. If you have someone who can separate I want someone who is going to be able to to separate against man coverage in the giants didn't really have that without Beckham on the field. And if you're just a big guy who doesn't separate that doesn't do anyone any good. And I think that we can move that into the previous wide receivers. Dave Gettleman has drafted and that doesn't inspire whole bunch of confidence of because that has been Kelvin Benjamin who absolutely fits big and cannot separate and does no one any good. If there's a description of Kelvin Benjamin that was it. And then the next year they went to Devin funchess who was a little better, but still a kind of fell out of favor in Carolina toward the end of this season. And then they kind of shifted their overall plan on offense in twenty seventeen. And then they drafted Curtis Samuel as so there's only three wide receivers drafted by Dave Delman since twenty fourteen. So I don't know if he'll still try to get that that speed here or or if he still just likes the big guy. And if it's just if big is your only trait that doesn't help anyone. No, not not at all. You can find big tight ends at the back end of the draft. And they'll probably be about as good at separating as Kelvin Benjamin. This time of year especially talking about wide receivers. One of my favorite guys to follow is Matt Harmon does the. -ception perception, and basically two of his highest graded prospects of all time were Oto Beckham and sterling Shepard because they can just get open. They can use their route running they can use their release. They can set defenders up and they because they're actually smaller receivers they can be that much quicker out of their break. But they also have just ridiculous vertical. So they can play a lot bigger than their listed. So for me, just the ability to get open. Just whatever your toolbox is have use your tools to get open and then catch the ball..
"kelvin benjamin" Discussed on Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin
"So we'll we'll break in a second. And we can talk about that in a second. I last one keep the NFL music last one quarterback you to least what to play with quarterback you'd least want to play with in the locker room. Okay quarterback you'd at least want in your locker room Byron God. Wow. That's a tough one that I would lease wanna play with. My locker room, and these are all starters just. Okay. At least the top helping not me. I know you got one you got You the. got the football background. It's a quarterback that you we we haven't said his name at all go to name was come into my mind was Matt Stafford. Okay. That's Denver Detroit. Yeah. To me in any kind of came this year, but be been Rothlisberger. Ben Rothlisberger finished third. Oh tied for second. On the list. We talking this year me stuff going on in Pittsburgh is because of band. Yeah. So he finished tied for second. With James Winston Cam Newton was number one. I can see that on that list. Right. Some people think he's a little self center. Kelvin Benjamin this year. So that's that's the list on the Atlantic. Right. So coming up next ESPN's panel of experts were asked the number of different questions about this Lakers team. How many more games do does? Lebron need to play for the Lakers to make the playoffs should the Lakers. Make a deal at the trade deadline all these questions are out there who's their second best player. We'll get to that coming up. Plus what's trending all coming up. Byron Scott, Kurt Morrison. It's the Sodano show on ESPN LA, the Sodano show continues here on ESPN LA. We'll take you right up to game time, Lakers jazz tonight, of course, right here..
Browns fire coach Hue Jackson ahead of trade deadline
"General manager with their old. Hey, coach, hue Jackson. It was destined to fail. And it did finally on Monday when the Browns released Hugh Jackson with time left on his contract this season and next season. So the Browns will be paying him through two thousand nineteen but it will give John Dorsey and Alonzo Highsmith and Elliott Wolff in the Browns for an office the chance to go hire their own head coach, they are I in the pool this year. They get the start looking for an interviewing coaching candidates right now, if they want to go talk to Lincoln Riley at Oklahoma taking go do that. If they want to go talk to any other college coach, they can go do that. They don't have to hide behind anything right now. The Browns are the first out for a coaching search. And then of course, they make the change in offense coordinator firing Todd Haley and bringing in Freddie kitchens who doesn't have extensive experience running an NFL offense. So it'll be interesting to see how kitchens calls play. Days starting Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. And so the Cleveland Browns the first team to overhaul their coaching staff, but the real changes came Tuesday with a flurry of moves that made this one of the busiest trade deadline days in NFL history. Last year was very busy. Because at the last moment in the twenty four hours leading up to the deadline. We saw Jimmy Garoppolo traded from New England to San Francisco j Gye traded from Miami to Philadelphia Dwayne Brown from Houston to Seattle. Marcel Darius from buffalo to Jacksonville and Kelvin Benjamin going from Carolina to buffalo end the almost trade of AJ McCarron from Cincinnati to Cleveland, the got foiled when the Browns could not get the deal done in time by the four o'clock deadline by the four o'clock deadline this year. There was no such thing. Holding back a flurry of moves. We saw de. Ver- trade Pro Bowl wide receiver. Damaris Thomas and a seventh round pick to the Houston. Texans for a fourth and seventh round pick. As will the interesting part of that trade is that Thomas is first game with the Texans will come Sunday in Denver against the Broncos team. That just traded him. Thomas was the longest tenure Bronco and get the Broncos say goodbye to him because really they weren't going to keep his fourteen million dollars salary around next season in my mind. The most surprising move right before the deadline. Came win Detroit traded golden Tate to Philadelphia for a third round pick. So many teams had made so many inquiries to the lions about golden Tate. But they had resisted all overtures for him. But finally, they broke down and dealt Tate to the eagles who for the second straight year made a trade right at the deadline last year Gye this year Tate, as they look to try to keep up with the rest of the NFC east another team in the NFC making.
Baker Mayfield has impressive debut in Cleveland Browns' preseason win over the Giants
"The cleveland browns beat the new york giants twenty to ten at metlife stadium baker mayfield's n._f._l. debut and it went well eleven of twenty two hundred twelve yards and a pair of touchdowns for mayfield his rookie receiver antonio calloway three catches for eighty seven yards and a touchdown as well in the second year tight end for miami david joke with a pair of touchdowns now davis webb got in there for the new york giants former cow bear was nine of twenty two for seventy
Cleveland Browns trade WR Corey Coleman to Buffalo Bills for draft pick
"Going to foxsports Sunday Bob on the wheels of steel, Iran in the show, Steve Sager joins us for our final segment where. I at least for this hour St. we still have baseball going Mckee bats, at RBI single MVP candidate Dr not candidate candidate because his teammate JD Martinez who had two out two run single bottom of the night to help things along Boston was. Down four one bottom of the ninth they've just one. In the tenth over the rival Yankees five to four Mookie Betts is hitting over three forty leading the majors. By the way his home run tonight his twenty six of the year JD Martinez lead the majors in, homers RBI's with thirty three. Home runs and now ninety three RBI's. We're in the first week of August he has ninety three. Batting, about three twenty catch hack Wilson no not exactly who. Has since. One, thousand nine hundred, thousand thank you Red Sox scored the tying run on a two, hour throwing. Air they win it in the tenth. Five four it ends in. About ten minutes to one in the morning at, Fenway pack meanwhile have you. Noticed the NFL news today that we had the trade of the woeful Cleveland Browns trading another one of their woeful first round draft, picks wide receiver Corey Coleman goes to the Buffalo Bills for according to NFL network eight late first round and unspecified pick at this point Peter King among the many football writers sending this out the Cleveland if you look at their first rounders between two thousand. Nine up through twenty sixteen that's eleven different first round, picks not one is left on the Cleveland Browns not one let me ask you a stupid question I'm pretty. Good at that I also see the Brady Quinn talking about it but he didn't bring up does this, have anything to do with. Kelvin Benjamin popping up about Carolina because. I guess they weren't happy about that in in buffalo I. Assumed, it had more to do with Josh Gordon that he's. Actually closed Quinta but I don't know maybe I'm thinking, thinking outside the box here. Who knows I might also have something to do with the other horrifically awful receivers around Benjamin in buffalo right now I mean rod, Streeter Zeta Jones I just don't think they have any depth either but Tasker No Maybe No. Shortly I don't think they're gonna be asking the pro football hall of fame game the unwatchable annual exhibition nonetheless was the top rated TV show of the. Night it was about six point eight million viewers by. Comparison the Stanley, Cup final clincher got six point six million viewers this. Year so the last, game the championship of the hockey season clinch that night got fewer than the first exhibition of the football. Season Saying that is insane and, by the way the hockey numbers this year that was up fifty percent in the ratings from the year before. Their game five, so it's just studying how, much fine if you want to say, football ratings are down it's still just kills all weekend for baseball in Seattle they were a ton of Blue Jays fans in from Canada it was. A superb superb atmosphere so much so that many players. For, the Canadian side the Blue Jays talked about wishing they could take the fans with them back into, Canada for their home games last night though in the game at Seattle there was. One Blue Jays fan who let's just say there was a bet on the line and he interrupted the Mariners Jays game last night in the night and. Streaking onto the field and he was eventually tackled by. Security and ushered, off well the Blue Jays reporter Hazel may from sports. Net says the streaker, is a citizen living in Vancouver but a citizen of Ireland and so may be forced to return to Ireland depending on how the legal situation plays out after last night's arrest outside Canadian borders her, update this afternoon was that her source with the sheriff's office in Seattle Had the streaker still incarcerated today by the way could be deported all for. An eighty dollar bet better go bail them out we're talking AFC north next Your.
Cam Newton, Philadelphia Eagles and Kelvin Benjamin discussed on SportsCenter AllNight
"Cipolla shoulder, but also what role was anger and that anger EMMY became violent anchors that violence made him a beloved. The player in his thirteenth season with the Philadelphia Eagles. He was the leader of eagles defense and his team went to four street NFC championship games and won Super Bowl also wide receiver. Kelvin Benjamin was that happy when he was drafted by the Panthers according the athletic, the Buffalo Bills at Carolina was never a fit, especially with an inaccurate quarterback Cam Newton. Newton has a career completion percentage of fifty eight point five baseball for the second straight day. A Red Sox starter completely owned the Yankees suddenly inept offense. The three hit shutout lifted Boston to a four one win over their division rival and stretch their American League east lead over the bombers to eight and a half games don't.