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"mike purcell" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"Meaning times is here. So you want to chime in on the rust story about his birthday gate? I mean, what's your take on the Broncos? Oh my gosh. I know that's a very that's a very large macro way to go about it, but what do you got for me? Well, first I want to start with the birthday thing. If we were talking about this before, if even like 5 people I know come to a party, I'm throwing thrilled. Half of a football team is a lot of people. So that's I don't know why people are citing that as though like he's unpopular. I do think we talk about the football stuff in a second. It feels a little bit like people are piling on Russell Wilson because having followed his career very closely, obviously in Seattle. He's always been the same guy. He's just not playing now, so it feels like this is not uncommon in sports, the knives are out once the performance dips, but it kind of bothers me a little bit. The sense of the piling on, I guess, I don't know. Maybe I'm the softie. I mean, how do you feel about it? Look, if the worst is that he is a dork. Putting on airs or anything like that. Honestly, at some point, it's like, we get it. You don't like the guy. So what? The issue is his team has signed him to a ton of money. Because the issue is if he is unpopular in his own locker room. And the team signed him to a ton of money and the draft choices that they have given up for him are now something that they need to help rebuild because they are so incredibly valuable based on their incessant losing, that's a problem, certainly if the coach might not be the guy either, so it's about rehabilitating Russ career at this point in time in Denver. Yeah, they should be skipping George Payton's party, not Russell Wilson's party because he's the one who did that contract. And look, I didn't see this much of a decline in performance coming, but the last two years in Seattle were not great. And this was, I think we're seeing why the Seahawks were willing to move on from Rus Wilson. I'm sure there's some interpersonal stuff as well. But really for about a couple of years, you saw some pretty inconsistent performance. I think him forcing the ball downfield to decline mobility. That's all just been turned up to 11 now in Denver and there are married to him because of the contract extension, not just because of what they gave up in the trade. And it does feel like they've got to find a coach who's willing to take the job, which is not that attractive because they are married to him and hope that at least they can get some improvement because it's not been great. Well, you know how it works in the NFL. There's always a coach who says, I can fix that person. There's always that coach. There has to be somebody who looks at Russell Wilson's game and says, I can do something with that. There has to be. And it could be Nathaniel Hackett. I don't know. I just feel like, at this point in time, that whatever is simmering in that locker room, I mean, Mike Purcell barked at Ross, whether it was one of those that we look from our couch and say, that looks awful, but he might have been just like, let's go. Who knows? That was right in front of the coach. He was literally right in front of Nathaniel Hackett. And so if this keeps simmering, it has to be on the coach to button it up and tamp it down. Yeah, he seems to not really, I don't want to speculate, but he's most likely to be the scapegoat. I wouldn't say scapegoat because I actually think he deserves a lot of criticism for game management and play calling a whatnot, but I'll push it. I don't think this is an attractive coaching job as well. I know there's always a coach who says, I can fix him, especially when there's a young player and a coach thinks well, he's clay. I can mold him. Russell Wilson's not clay. He is who he is. And that's why I think I was really confused before the season when there was some, I guess, hope that, oh, okay, he's going to be paired with Nathaniel Hackett. It's going to be a different kind of offense. We're going to see a different Russ. We're also Wilson plays Russell Wilson football. And a lot of coaches are not drawn to that because he plays outside of structure. He always has. He's not a very schedule guy. He's not a coachable quarterback, and I have to say, I don't think many coaches, at least many of the more appealing candidates will be drawn to that job. If you were a head coach or counseling head coach, you'd say, take Carolina first. You would go. I would rather, yeah. I would. I don't want you. I mean, the opportunity to mold a young quarterback. You got some young pieces there. Across the team, expectations are fairly low because it's a rebuild. Mina comes here on the rich eisen show. I don't think John Schneider and Carol in their wildest dreams would have thought the first rounder, the first first rounder that they would use on Russ, obviously they used one this past time. But the next first round that they would use on Russ would be top 5. Top 5. And I know that they've lost two in a row and I saw them in Munich and I was really surprised at the result after seeing them in interviewing them and now we're bouncing off the walls and we're feeling great and then losing to the Raiders at home. What's your take on the Seahawks and the NFC west is it currently stands right now? You know what the CX obviously they've surpassed expectations no matter what Geno Smith, who I think was on last time I was here and you got him to coin let's work as a phrase. That's right. Hashtag. That's something we learned this season that Geno kind of has bars. There's a lot of good catch phrase. What you should also look, Chris, is when is his birthday? We'll check on his RSVP list to see how many Seahawks show up. I've been a lot. He seems really popular. More than Russ is probably. But yeah, no, the offense, I think, I don't think Gino's regressed, obviously he's had a couple of turnovers in the last couple of weeks, some of which were not his fault, but I think we've still seen reasonably high level play from him. It's really the defense that's been up and down, which anyone could have predicted coming into the season because there were so many holes. It's a very young, defense, is going to be ups and downs. It looks like they had kind of made some adjustments after about week four, so an improved, especially the run defense. Now you're seeing a bit of a dip, so I think it's going to be incumbent upon that staff to get that side of the ball back in order, get right opportunity against the course of rams offense that probably won't even have Matthew Stafford, but you know that there are French wildcard contender. Yes. And I think that's any sea Oxford I should be happy with that. Well, certainly signed Ford going into the season is now we're entering week number 13 Mena cons from NFL live. How's your podcast doing as well? It's fun. Yeah. It's good. We're two times a week now. Meaning time, show. Okay, very good. Very good to everyone should check that out right here on the rich eyes and show me the comms and studio. Who was your Super Bowl prediction going on? We had the same one. We did. So bills versus the bucks on my weekly show on NFL network game day morning on Thanksgiving, they allowed me a Mulligan. I took it. Oh. Yeah, every Thanksgiving show were allowed a Mulligan from our pre season pick. I took it. I got off of bills and bucks and went on chiefs and niners. It was just about to say that. What is with this? Look it up. Wow, look at you. This is awesome.
"mike purcell" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"The air, I mean it comes of the worldwide leader in sports is going to be joining us in studio this hour so much to talk about in the National Football League going into week baker's dozen. You'll never believe the top story on the twitterverse right now involving the National Football League. To kick off hour number two, let's do it. Let's do it. Because it has been pile on Russ season in 2022. It has been. When Russell Wilson, arrived in Denver, you know, my AFC west takes have been a little aw this year. Admittedly the Las Vegas Raiders, nowhere near the top of the standings. Although they're playing very, very, very well right now. Playing very, very well right now. They are. Yeah. In the last second of the game. They've won two in a row. So admittedly, I must say that. On the flip side, when everyone's going crazy about the Broncos just add Russ. The JAR, just at Ross, I was pumping the brakes on that. I said, I need to see it to believe it. I mean, to see it to believe it, and then came the schedule comes out and zero chill from the NFL. Schedulers. Zero chill by throwing him in Seattle in week one. And I thought, man, put Russ in Los Angeles. I thought that was gonna be the kick-off game for the rams, you raised the batter, you get the rings, and you bring Russ in in his first game as a Denver Bronco on national television, yes, but against the rams, a team that he faced two years, two times a year for all those years. And I think the league might have wished to have reversed it right now because that rams Broncos game sitting there on Christmas Day in the middle of the day is the proverbial lump of NFL scheduling coal right now. Brutal. Because that week one game in which Denver went to Seattle and by the way, that might have been Russ's best game of the year under the circumstances and the way the offense was moving and in the red zone and both running backs who aren't even active right now, one not active, one not even on the team anymore. Fumble inside the 5? And that was when we were first introduced to Nathaniel Hackett's coaching, readiness, acumen, however you want to put it when he decided to play for a game winning 90 million yard field goal. Instead of letting Russ cook in his first opportunity back in Seattle first opportunities at Denver Bronco and then one after another after another, hit would come on the field of one game where after another in which the offense was stagnant or even worse looking incompetent is the only word that you could use. Really? What blank? You're not wrong. That first game he had 340 yards in a touchdown and a one O one passer rating. And I thought like, okay, if not for those fumbles, at least we're seeing the offense is going to be good. I mean, he didn't fumble on the goal line. And then it went off a cliff. And prior to that seeing raw and the videos that came out of him, that the Broncos, I guess, put together of him in front of a green screen and saying Broncos country, let's ride, and then him constantly using those phrases. At the podium after games in which the team lost and the offense looked completely anemic, him standing in the middle of the field with his eyes closed. Twirling around. Twirling around. And it has been pile on rossier. It really has been. And the record and the record. Is absolutely worthy of criticizing any quarterback. It doesn't matter who it is. It doesn't matter who it is. Three and 8, when you sign for as much money as Russ has signed for. Denver. And then you saw in going to three and 8 losing to Carolina on their interim head coach and their third different starting quarterback of the year, Baker Mayfield, then PJ walker, and then baker again, and now Sam darnold's ready. Matt rule, we spoke to yesterday. He's now the head coach of Nebraska cornhusker football. I mean, talk about a total dumpster fire of a season. They lose to that team. And Mike Purcell the defensive tackle on the team is just comes off the field and barks at Russ. And in this day and age, you've got to be careful about that sort of business. Dez Bryant is the perfect example. Dez would be going up and down the sideline and yelling and screaming. How disruptive is he? And then the actual. The actual sound. Right. The actual transcript of what he's saying is all trying to get his team going. So you've got to be careful about that sort of stuff. But even Chris long came on this program and he is a guy who doesn't traffic in the hot taken and he's a two time defending Super Bowl champ, he's just like, of course it will use angry. He's like, we're talking about how Russ isn't the same Russ and how the contract may be suddenly one of the worst deals in the history of the league. That's when we talk about the disease contract is the worst contract maybe in the history of the league you're seeing right now. So of course they're angry with Ross and maybe not buying in on it. Why am I bringing this all up right now? Yeah, Richmond. Mike klis, who covers the Denver sports scene for a very long time. He tweets out about 15 minutes ago, there's been some gossip about Russell Wilson standing in the locker room. Here's some context per source Wilson's wife Ciara threw him a birthday party last night and quote it looked like about half the team was there on a player's day off. Why do people have to be so hurtful? It puts out there.
"mike purcell" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"To say hi. Mark sell us Wiley, who was a 6 5 275 pound DN and Rory Wilford. Yes. Everything in two things. One is these guys are really nice. That's really cool that came over to talk to me. And secondly, I can't even play in the Ivy League. Marcellus was like 6 5, two 75. You had all kinds of I was like, oh my God. And because Columbia was historically really bad. Now I know you guys that year you'd be like 8 and two or that next year you were whatever. But I was like, this is what the Columbia dude look like? Yeah, you were like, dude, this NFL dream I have is never going to happen because you're like, if these two dudes are in the Ivy League, what the hell does another day player really look like in live in person, but I was just so upset that in my mind I couldn't even play in the Ivy League. I was so bad I was like, oh my gosh, I can't play against guys like this, but people don't know your story real quick before we get in the other things. Refresh my memory. Didn't you go to Columbia as like a 6 two 200 pound running back or something? Oh, even smaller than that. I was a 6 foot, a 180 pound kick returner slash running back. I was damn near a tall warrick Dunn. It was crazy and then I just kept putting on weight 20 pounds and I would grow one inch every single year. All my friends knew it was coming. I was a late bloomer like you probably even later. But my mother was huge and I say that respectfully she was 6 one two 50. She was like Mike Singletary and here I am in college playing football and I'm smaller than my mom. So everyone knew it was coming. It just happened on Columbia's watch. So there's two funny things about that, Marcellus. Number one, my wife and I talk about this all the time because she was with me during my 7 years in the NFL. Some guys have big dads, some guys don't. Every guy has a big mom. Every guy has a big mom. Do you know any NFL linemen whose mother is not a bigger woman? Yeah, oh yeah, of course. I mean, that's how Thanksgiving dinner gets cooked and then that's how those players grow because mama had the triceps hanging and big mama was in the kitchen. So yeah, my mom was gigantic and I used to always just sit there like guys would tease me and be like, your mom is huge and you know it's just jokes. But I was like one day that's gonna pay dividends, y'all and it finally turned into a signing bonus. Talking with the great Marcellus Wiley, former NFL all pro defensive and he's the host of more to it on the Dan Patrick podcast network. It's funny because I remember one time I said something to my mom about how, you know, I liked girls like her. Like, you know, she's 5 9 in broader shoulder, not as big as your mom, but broader shoulder and 5 9. I said, I don't like because back then Marcellus, the models were like Kate moss and stuff. So like any of the magazines they were like, like wafer thin, I was like, I'm not into that. I said, I said, look, you, mom, you're big, but beautiful. Am my dad looked at me, Marcellus, like, you're dead, you're dead, and my mom said, she took a sip of like her wine. She's like, well, you know Ross. I look different before I had a ten pound baby. And it was hilarious. So let's get into a couple of these football things. The Russell Wilson point you made is a really good one. I thought it was interesting Marcellus, hearing, or seeing, I guess, Mike Purcell, go after Russell Wilson in the game, or at least go up to him 'cause Dan asked me about it on Monday. And I said to him, I don't know the tone there. Was it like encouraging like, come on, man, you can do this, or was it like, hey bro, get your you know what together? 'cause to me, Marcellus, those are two very different things. Yeah, they're two different things, but you don't have to know what the tone was to know that this was insubordination. And this is not supposed to happen when Russell Wilson, your franchise quarterback is going through his struggles. Your team is going through his struggles. The head coach is going through his struggles. So you know that any conversation that has that type of look, we know what the context is, and we know how we're going to interpret it. It's going to be contentious. So now you have a lineman. I don't give a damn who he is. Coming up to the star quarterback and trying to check him on the sidelines. You only do that when you're losing respect for who that guy is. Like you let us reputation proceeding. He's a future Hall of Famer. He's a champion. You know he's your franchise quarterback. And you let one slide. You let another past slide. You never quarter slide. You let another game slide. And finally, you're at your wits end and you're like, dude, I don't give a damn who you are, blah, blah, blah. So that showed me that this is not only something that Russell Wilson has to deal with losing respect on that team, but more importantly, how many guys have he lost because you know when one guy comes up to you, he's fueled by ten other guys who want to say the same damn thing. So the one thing I really liked about the point you made on your podcast more to it, part of the Dan Patrick podcast network is how so much of what Russell has done over the years is the second reaction stuff, which is why I'm not really buying the new offense thing that much. Because what's always made him a special player is the second reaction stuff, I don't know if he has anymore. I don't know if he can do it anymore. And if he doesn't have the second reaction stuff, he's got a problem and Denver's got a major problem. Yeah, if you think about it, Russell Wilson has thrived off a plan B in terms of play calling for so long. And now, because he's not honed in on those fundamentals, plan a, staying on script, staying on schedule, it seems like it's a little too late to try and fix his issues. I don't know what's going to be to solve, but it won't be different play calling because Russell Wilson, his reflexes are to always let the play break down. Not to stay on that first read, second read, and then try to bail out. Russell Wilson likes to bail out first. And that's when he has the most success. So you think about it, it's been really disguised because he's had a tremendous defense in Seattle the early years, especially. And he had the running game in Seattle. So now you're in just a play action passing, safer passage. And also a time for you to take off and get big dividends. Now they're just saying, look, we know what you like to do, Russell Wilson. So we're gonna take that off the board. Now you have to beat us by being disciplined. Now you have to beat us by that strict play call and Russell Wilson so far a felon at it. Curious to get your take on Jeff Saturday and I know you've talked about him being a coach with Dan in the last couple of weeks. But what about what happened Monday night? Not calling the timeout and then yesterday Jeff accepting accountability for it and saying that he made the mistake. What did you think of that? Look, it's two things conflating as one. I've seen Bill Belichick have coaching mistakes miscues errors. I can remember a fourth and two in Indianapolis a few years ago. Like every coach has this mistake on their resume. The thing is, when you don't have that deeper resume, let's not have that mistake happened too early. Because now we're going to say, see, that's why he's unqualified. See, this is why you shouldn't skip the line. Well, the greatest coach of all time on down has had this same clock management issue before at the end of the game. That said, this is how you take your lumps. This is how you go through the growing pains. This is the right to passage in terms of making a mistake, owning that mistake and making sure that's something you never do again. And that's how we learned the game as well. How many times did you come back from a game whether it was a glowing performance or one that made you put your head down? And then you start watching film and coach gets that red dot on you, and he says, see this right here, see this right here, and then next time you're out there, you're only cognizant of it because it was highlighted as a miscue. So for me and Jeff Saturday, I thought it was a good hire. I'm getting really tired of the same old rigamarole of okay. You're a assistant coach and then you become a coordinator and your team is top 5 as a coordinator on defense and offense. And then you become a head coach and you're going to fail because you're going to a bad team in a bad organization and the psycho continues. So hey, shake it up a little bit. And Jeff Saturday is going to learn the hard way, but I still think it was a good hire. Marcellus, if you were running the show in Green Bay, I don't care if you're the head coach, Lafleur, maybe you're the GM Gouda kunst. How much longer are you rolling with Aaron Rodgers this year or when do you use China to see what you got in Jordan love for the rest of the year? I mean, that's a question that's too late to ask right now because you committed three years, a 150 million to them, but I get the gist of what you're saying. I don't need to see Jordan love. When I have that type of commitment to a first ballot Hall of Famer top ten top 5 quarterback of all time, I'm riding it to the will fall off. And we know that the wheels could fall off this year, mathematically once they're eliminated from the playoffs. The injuries won't be my concern if I'm the coach. If I'm the general manager, if I'm an organization, if he wants to play, he will play because we committed to him and he's committed to this game. Jordan love, I've seen Jordan love. Jordan love practices every day. Your love was in the games last year. We know what Jordan love is. And it's not Aaron Rodgers and probably not a good enough version or portion of Aaron Rodgers for you to feel full confidence. If he were, we would have seen him earlier, they would have changed the narrative last year and allowed him more opportunities. So to say now, I want to go back to George love 'cause Aaron Rodgers is hurt and the team is bad. Let's just see what we have. That's fools gold. This is what happens to every team that hits adversity. Every team that goes through their ills. The most popular player on that team is the backup quarterback because he holds everyone's imagination. Everyone's old, if we put them in, everything can change. And most times that's the filling situation. We already know who Jordan love is. This is not the time to see more. Make sure you check him out, Marcellus Wiley on more to it on the Dan Patrick podcast network this week. Marcel's gonna tell you why OBJ should be wearing that star on the side of his helmet soon. How deshaun Watson got in this predicament just days before his return, which weirdly, we're not really talking about all that much and how TO was lucky he didn't get more than he paid for at CVS. Marcellus really appreciate the time. Thank you so much. All right, take care, ivy, keep it going, Ross.
"mike purcell" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"With it anyway. Russell Wilson's 34. Happy birthday. Now, why would you use the word offensive? You just answer your own question there. Boom. Yeah. And then we did hear from somebody with the Broncos, I think, yesterday, that I mentioned that Mike Purcell was a backup lineman and then somebody said, no, no, he plays 60% of the place. Yeah, it's like a Broncos field reporter, so I appreciate that, but still feels like he's a backup. Does he start, Todd? He does not start. I checked. He had two starts so far this year. If you don't start, you're a backup. Doesn't mean you don't play. So we were correct. Yeah. Why was corrected by somebody? Well, not really. Through fritzi. But I guess he's seen significant action, but if you're going by the letter of the law start versus not starting, then you were right. If you don't start your backup, right? I would say so, yeah. Okay. But what if you play place three through 48? It seems like you're kind of a big part of what's going on now. But he doesn't do that. I think he does it. Yes. So why are you doing that? Yes, if you win 6 man of the year, you don't start. It doesn't mean you're not a good player. Mike Purcell seems like he's got a lot of tackles, plays well. So I've looked at that video a couple of times now since then where everybody's had their conversation on both sides with Russ and the coach and Mike Purcell. Russ looks shocked at what Mike Purcell, because Purcell comes in and gets in his face and then says, let's eff and go or whatever he says. And Russ, you know, usually if you're on the same level, the same kind of frequency, you'll grab the shoulder pads and you're like, yeah, let's go. He's like, okay. He looks surprised. He looks surprised when he got in his face a little bit there. But now hey, there's nothing to say. Everything's good. No issues time. The coach was oblivious. He was asking up in the booth what quarter it was or whatever was going on. It's rapping right next to her. That's not true. That's not true. You know what? That's not true. The NFL Draft order, what is it right now? Houston is number one. They're one 9 and one. The bears are three and 9 have the second pick of the draft. And I think they're probably going to pass on a quarterback. Then you have Detroit. It's the rams pick, which is now, that's the Matt Stafford trade. Detroit's going to get the third pick of the draft. Seattle from the Denver trade has the fourth pick of the draft Carolina Philly from New Orleans. That's the crystal lava trade. The wide receiver? Yeah. A lot of trades. Arizona, Green Bay, Green Bay 8th, Vegas, Houston has the tenth pick of the draft. Their second top ten pick, that's from the Cleveland deshaun Watson trade. Okay. Couple of phone calls in here, Josh and Indiana leads this off. Hey Josh, what's on your mind today? Hey Josh.
"mike purcell" Discussed on Schlereth and Evans
"All the deficiencies. That's not hard to find. Well, speaking of that mark will have his take of what went on with Russ from the start of the season to what we're watching now tell the story of Tuesday coming up in about 25 minutes right after the morning brew and will the curse of Melvin Gordon. Come to presence and visit and haunt the Broncos during this Christmas season. That's next. It's time for your morning brew, grab a cup of Joe and get caught up on everything you need to know. Here's schlereth and Evans. All right, here we go. Nathaniel Hackett not only still on the job. Speaking yesterday and says that all is good with Mike Purcell and Russ Wilson. Yeah, when we were up there, obviously it was addressing Mike on the personal file that he had, talking with him as he passed by me, heard him say, you know, let's go. And did not know that it was directed to any specific person, looked like it was just, you wanted everybody to start going. I wanted to get a spark. So that was really all that I heard. I talked with Mike after, talked with Russell, everybody. Everybody's good. Part of it is emotional game. So we're good? Let's go. Nothing to see here. Moving along, then better Vita said, let's ride. I have a lot more respect for. If I could have said, let's ride? No, if Microsoft would have said, let's ride. We got to stay on. We got to stay on point. We need to stay on the brand. When we're branding things, we need to stay on point with the brand. Well, it is all about the brand right now. Yes. It's been about the brand since day one. Yeah. I still, I know that this has, this has been sold to us as Mike Purcell walking off the field frustrated and saw Russell Wilson out of the corner of his eye and just said, let's bleep and go. I don't know, I still think that as I deconstruct the video, I look at the way his head just snapped to the right. As he looked over at Russ and that Russ must have said something.
"mike purcell" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"Yelled at by a defensive lineman or however we want to phrase it. But this is different, it feels like this is Aaron Donald's not yelling at Matthew Stafford. What do you make of this? It's not good, no matter how you slice it, I guess I would be very curious to hear what he actually said and what the tone was, right? 'cause there's a difference, Dan, between going over and saying, hey, let's go. We need you guys to get something done. Come on, man. You can do this. Like almost encouraging? Versus like, you better pick your you know what up? This is BS. I would really like to know the exact phrasing and tone with which Mike Purcell said it could have been an encouraging vibe or it could have been very demeaning. What do you think it was? Probably encouraging on some level, probably fiery encouraging because I don't think Mike Purcell is that stupid to be saying really bad things to the guy that just signed the gigantic guaranteed contracts, right? Like if I was playing it then as you're back up old line or maybe I'm starting, I'm not yelling at the guy that just got the huge contract that could probably say, hey, get rid of this guy in a heartbeat. I'm not saying anything bad to that guy. He's like, that's what people always say to me like, you know, if you were in the locker room, Ross, what would you say to this star player who did the like I'd say nothing to him? He wouldn't say anything to him. Nothing. So you should be happy that I'm in the locker room. You never yelled at Tom Brady when you were with the Patriots. Definitely not. I don't think I ever yelled at any quarterback. No, I was never and honestly like it is funny 'cause guys know where their bread is buttered. You know, I know offensive lime in that specifically wanted to buddy up with the starting quarterbacks because they knew those guys have a lot of influence with the coaches. So no, I don't think, I mean now high school and college, I definitely did, but you get to the NFL and you realize those guys have a lot more clout than I do. Great to talk to you as always. Thank you, bud. Always, shout out chat roe. Ross Tucker, CBS, Westwood one color analyst host of the Ross Tucker football podcast. A couple of phone calls, then we'll come back. We'll give you our best and worst of the weekend. Trevor Lawrence coming up top of the hour. Al in Atlanta is back. Hi Al, best and worst of the weekend.
"mike purcell" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"Patrick show. How about them Broncos? Let's ride, Tod. Did you watch the whole game? I watched everything I stepped away for a couple of plays when I just started getting really aggravated about their continuing embarrassment. And then arguments on the sideline and Nathaniel Hackett pretending he doesn't see Purcell yelling at Russell Wilson is just getting really bad. Here's Russell Wilson on his confrontation with a defensive player Mike Purcell. He was pissed off he was just said, we often go, you know? And I agree. So me and him on the same page, there's no animosity there at all. We were on the same page. We got to win. We got to come out here and have some grit to us and mentality to us. We got to be able to win these football games and so those guys are out there battle in every play. And offense, we got to be able to capitalize. So yeah, no, there's nothing there at all. It doesn't pass the eyeball test there. Because that felt like Mike Purcell's like, dude, we're paying you a ton of money. Can you do something? Have you done anything this year? Yeah. My Purcell is a career backup defensive tackle. He's not Aaron Donald. He's not even JJ watt, who was a first team all pro, yelling. It did not look like a positive, let's go, man. We're counting. It looked like get it together. You told me you guys saw it. Yeah, it didn't pass the I test. A backup defensive tackle. Yeah. We're in like Russell Wilson was going like, yeah man, I agree. Let's go. Yeah. Yes. Yes. Yeah, yes. Right, more. Hey, teammate. Yes. Let's get out there and do this. Let's hey, why don't we ride? I'll huddle up with my team over here and get them on the pitch same page as you and me. Here's a subway gift card. Yeah. Aaron Rodgers talked about that he still wants to play, even though he's banged up. Obviously when you lose games, you're putting yourself farther out there. We have 5G and stretch. We had a one O 5. And probably need a little bit of
"mike purcell" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"Are in this together period. So you know, that's the quarterback our offense. They're about to take the field. Obviously we let up a touchdown, so we weren't doing our job, but gotta get a spark somewhere. So they're about to take the field, so that's all it was. I just got the penalty on feeble plot. Frustrated for everything. You know, we didn't do our job on defense. You know, hats off to them. They were in the bowl and it was just not good enough. All right. All right. I Denver's got bigger problems than this. And Mike Purcell yelling at Russell Wilson. I don't know. I don't know if they do. Oh, they do. I can add to the awkwardly with this one. Awkward it is. Yeah. Real word. Seattle's draft pick, which would be the Denver's draft pick this year, which they gave it to Seattle, is now the fourth pick of the draft. So Seattle could maybe replace their quarterback or not. Also, Russell Wilson's contract, unlike Aaron, even unlike Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson's contract, there's no way out. You are completely through the 2025 season, you Russell Wilson is a quarterback of the Broncos. Minimum. And then there's a 31 million dead cap hit if they want to get rid of him somehow. So let's say it doesn't turn in the right direction. He is on that roster until 2025. But how did this go so bad? I can't imagine Nathaniel Hackett is back next year. He's going to be a one and done. Got to be. But. That's what shocks me more than anything. You're just going wait. What Russ forgot how to quarterback? I don't know if Nathaniel hack had just because you were a quarterback whisperer for Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay doesn't mean you're a head coach. And he went in there and didn't understand clock management and a variety of things there that started with the opening game. Yeah. Also, do you think it was because you could yell at Russell Wilson? You couldn't yell at Tom Brady like that or Aaron Rodgers. I'm not even sure you could look at Aaron Rodgers direction with a side eye. Maybe because, you know, he's just so happy go lucky and it's a good sandwich. Type guy, you could just yell at him and you know, all right, you know, I agree with you, golly gee, will occur. Yeah, I couldn't see somebody yelling at Rogers or Tom Brady. But what about Matthew Stafford? Could I see somebody yelling at Matthew Stafford? Yeah, I could. Aaron Donald, I could. Yeah. Feels like it's only natural, though, if you're on the defense there and you're looking across the locker room and be like, man, it'd be nice if you guys showed up once in a while. That's only natural, right? So to me, the reason why it's like Mike Purcell is at the biggest deal in the world, no. But if even he's had enough of this crap, and he's yelling on the sidelines, then that is just like a symptom of a much larger problem. But I think Mike Purcell was always on the sidelines because he's not a starter. He's always there. Yeah, but even he's had another. Like, I don't even play and I'm sick of this. Yeah, Pauline. Going back to the poll question, awkward moments. Jordan love came in last night for the packers. He was 6 for 9. He led two scoring drives, a touchdown in the field goal.
"mike purcell" Discussed on Schlereth and Evans
"The same page, you know, he came off, you know, after they need to get the football and he was he was pissed off he was just said, we gotta go to F and go, you know? And I agree. You know, so me and him on the same page, we, you know, there's no honestly there at all. We were on the same page. We gotta win. No animosity. Great. Another embarrassing look though. You're $250 million quarterback game screamed at by a defensive player and kind of take it a step back and just just taking it. Just taking it. Such is the state of the Denver Broncos as we gather again. After a Thanksgiving weekend, hope everybody had a great weekend, relax, recharged, ready to go, Bronco reaction Monday, love to get your takes on the game. The team, where this thing is going, everything, 303-713-1043. When last I spoke to Marshall at yesterday evening, he was in Washington D.C. looking to get out of town. Where in the world is march slur at that right now? Yeah, I know I'm like Waldo, right? I'm in the intercontinental hotel at the Minneapolis airport, right? She's here in Minnesota. That made Minnesota. It was heaven forbid it rain in Washington, D.C., shuts down east, apparently that shuts down the airport. Everything was delayed and it was a nightmare like wow, not a nightmare. You know what? I'd rather have, I'd rather be delayed and have an inconvenience while I'm on the ground as opposed to being 38,000 feet with an inconvenience. So it's all good, man. I'm just stuck in the, I'm stuck in the hotel at in Minnesota right now. All right, well, we got you. And that probably between all the delays and getting to Minnesota. You probably had some time to watch yesterday's debacle after you called Washington and Atlanta. Atlanta, Washington continuing to play really good football. But the Broncos are not. And so let's start right with the dust up between Mike Purcell, clearly the Broncos defense has had it. We know that they have felt this way for weeks, ticked off at the offense and finally boiled over yesterday. Did Russ to handle it the right way. Has Russ handled anything the right way? No. Did he handle this the wrong way? Should he have fired back at Mike Purcell and said, shut your mouth and don't be taking dumb penalties on plays? Well, I mean, dumb pants, hey, listen, that defense is if they don't score the Broncos won't win. So I understand the frustration. I don't blame. I don't blame Mike Purcell for boiling over and dog cuss in his quarterback. You know, I mean, it does hit Russ handle it the right way. Well, I would look at Russ and say, oh, we're mad too. Talk on it, we're angry, you know? I mean, dude, anything, something, a pulse. I mean, do you want to talk about flat lined offense? That is, that's we even got a shot from this moment. We did get her this sad. Yeah, from Chris Myers. This is so it's bad. You know it's bad when Chris Myers gives you. Well, this is a Brussels fan deserved better. When we get that from Chris Myers, it's over for crying out loud. Yeah. I would love to see Russell Wilson pissed. He can't even say Pitt. Then he said the F word. I would love to see him angry. I would love to see him. Like, hot. I would love to see him. Just upset. But you know, I mean, we're not going to get that either, because apparently he's a robot. I don't know. It is. It is, I agree with Chris Myers. It is sad. Meanwhile, coach clapp. Coach clueless. However, whatever you want to call it, they'll hack it. He said he didn't see it. It happened right next to you. Right. Behind you. And he says, he didn't see it. Come on, man. Come on. Listen, you know I've been the number one supporter. I've tried to be positive. I've been excited, you know? The whole thing. Does everybody still have their job? Is everybody still employed over there right now? As of right now, yeah. Well, speaking of sad things, I mean, you know, here's the deal. And I don't ever sit here and root for I'm not rooting. I hate, I hate being in this position. But your quarterback that you've spent 250,000 I was looking at James Maryland, I know he's going to join us later, but looking at the dead cap money over the next four years, if you were like to cut Russell Wilson, that can't happen. Based upon the numbers that Jane's put out there, so you got to find somebody that can get that guy to light a fire to get somebody to get that guy to play well, are to play better than he's playing right now because he didn't even like, if he was a rookie, you would be like, there's no chance this guy ever develops. He's so bad right now. The offensively, they are so bad and he is so bad. You got to get somebody that at least fires up, gets a fire lit on that offensive side of the ball. I mean, it's pathetic. Well, the first thing you have to do is you have to fire Nathaniel Hackett because what you're doing, the longer you let this go on, you've already got 6 years of losing. And it's on the precipice of going flat over the cliff into the Mariana trench here. And the longer you let this thing go on, the more this kind of losing culture just gets accepted, it gets ingrained even deeper, then it's so deep into the carpets that nothing short of just stripping everything down to its studs is going to get the smell and the stench out of that building. And so you can't, you can't wait and just say, well, we'll reassess this after the season is over. You still have too many games left. And you still have too much time for this losing culture to just become who you are and become more and more entrenched. And that's why not only does Nathaniel Hackett have to be fired immediately. Just to try to start changing the culture. Secondly, you got a bench Russell Wilson. And because you're right, if this was a young quarterback, you'd say, okay, he's not ready. He needs, you know, let's set him down. Let's give a look at the veteran. If this was a veteran quarterback, you'd be like, this guy can't play. This guy can't play. He can't be sent out there anymore. He's done. So just because Russell Wilson is Russell Wilson and you've made the investment you have. That doesn't matter. What you're watching right now, he should not be allowed to play if you want to send any kind of message of accountability throughout that building. Big
"mike purcell" Discussed on Schlereth and Evans
"You can go in there and start throwing truth bombs. You can go in there and start sweeping the corners. Truthiness, you can go in there and you are one of the rare rare few people in this town who can sit down across from Nathaniel hacking and go, dude. What are you doing? Right. What is the plan? And you can point out the same criticisms with him that you've shared with us all week. And he'll listen to you. So you owe it to us. Okay. You owe it to Broncos country. I know it's a big ass, but no, seriously, you owe it to Broncos country to go in there and spit some truth, man. Yeah. Yeah, no, it'll be good, man. These meetings, I always learn a lot. I love the education I get, right? I love asking questions that I truly am inquisitive about. I really want to know, I'd really like to know when you walked in to this organization, what the plan was to create an identity and where you're at right now. Because, you know, when somebody asked him about identity, he said, well, it's not good. Well, it's like Russell saying, well, I've done everything in my career. Now, what do you need to get better? What do you need? Right now, give me three tangible things that I can look for that says, this is him recognizing your issues and fixing them. Don't let them off the hook. Right. Give us a give me three tangible things that I can look for during the broadcast. That I can say, ultimately, we're partners, NFL, we're partners. Man, I want to see, I want to see a great game. It's much easier to call a great game than it is, that's true. A dribble fest. So I would like, I'd like to see that. I'd like to be able to praise the Broncos. I'd like to be able to prepare the Raiders as well. I mean, I want a good game. I want a good fundamentally sound. You can't continue to lead the league in penalties. I know you've addressed it, but have you? Why? You're averaging 8.9 penalties a game. 72.2 yards per game. You lead the league in both categories, your dead last. You can't you can't afford to give up 72 yards of real estate every game. You can't afford it. You lead the league in false starts 19 of them. Through 9 games. Explain it. Good. And how are you going to fix it? Good. Good. And I'm not here to pump up your tires and give you a big head, but one thing that is different from you as an analyst. A lot of analysts played the game. Very, very few analysts really put in the work that you do. So that when you do go in and meet with these coaches and players, you start talking about the game and the team in a way that instantly these coaches and players like, oh, he's looked at the film. He's not just reading notes off the media prepared game notes. He's okay. And that buys you credibility. Sure. And they open up to you even more. They tell you stuff. So you got the credibility, man. Walk in there and use it. For your own, for your own purposes for broadcast, but also to be able to report back to us on Monday. What you learned. Yeah, I've got a job for you. Oh, I don't work on weekends. I've got a job for you. Oh, no, no, no. And you did send me a list of top questions. Yes. Here's what I would like you to do. Things that you want to know, okay? Me, you a fan. Okay. There's a fair, yeah. You want to know why shotgun versus under center? I want football centric topics. Okay. That I can approach during a broadcast that I can educate you, the fan. I like it. This is why I believe you need to do this or this. Right? So we can have that we can have that exchange. So does this make me an executive producer for Fox Sports? Fox NFL coverage, do I get credit for this? Yeah, you'll get, I'll give you, I'll give you credit. Right on this show. I'm going to give you tons of credit. Tons of credit. Tons of credit. Time after your injury report presented by Zoom care, always enjoy our Friday injury reports. So the following players practiced full and are expected to go on Sunday, they include, not many of them. All right, Kareem Jackson. Mike Purcell, these are the guys are all these are all they are all expected to go. They're all limited. Okay. They're all unlimited. All right? All participation. With the risks. Unlimited, they're going. Darius Phillips cornerback, a limited, no restraints. Look to see them. The following players are dealing with stuff. And remain question questionable. Baron browning with a damn it. With a hip. Hip. Tom Compton with a back. Limited. Cam Fleming with a quad. Limited. Graham Glasgow with a shoulder. Limited. Jonas Griffith with an ankle. Limited. And these following players are not playing. Well, they did not practice, which means they probably likelihood of playing slim slim. Andrew Beck did not practice with a hamstring. KJ hamler, not practicing with a hamstring, Jerry Judy, not practicing with an ankle.
"mike purcell" Discussed on Bet The Board
"One and run stop win rate last year. Jones, Mike Purcell, deshaun Williams makes a solid interior. I think the hope is the front 7 can stay healthy this year. You kind of hinted at some positive regression for health there, the Broncos had the third most injured defense last season. Secondary is interesting with certain and Simmons. Justin Simmons hasn't played to his 2019 level in recent years. But he's still doing it all safety. He's the glue of the unit. He played almost a 100% of snaps last season. Williams comes over from San Francisco. He finished 9th and adjusted yards allowed per coverage snap last year, Kareem Jackson is coming off a down year, had a great three year stretch from 19 to 2020. And then you look at his style. He's the one guy that's kind of like a thumper. 34 years old though. I don't know what's left in the tank. Ronald Darby is just so up and down. I don't know if you can rely on him. I have no idea what to expect there. He was down last year. So maybe this is the year he bounces back up. That's typically how it goes for him. Like I said, there's a lot of big names. Just not a ton of elite production yet. And the part that makes me a little nervous last year, if you're looking at counting stats, not bad. Denver finished third and scoring defense. Now they've added to that talent so everyone thinks they're going to surge, especially with a healthier unit. The problem is when you dig deeper, you realize Denver face the least amount of offensive possessions because their offense was so methodical. On a down to down basis, Denver's defense was actually 16th and early down schedule adjusted efficiency below average on all other downs despite playing an average schedule of offenses. This season, your one forever of really tough job because the Broncos project to face a top 5 schedule of offenses. That was pretty wild when you were digging into some of the Denver Broncos numbers at least for me. And I saw that they were third last year in points per game allowed because obviously to your point, the efficiency numbers don't support that. And the I test wouldn't either. You never got the feeling that, hey, look, this is a truly elite Denver defense that their opposition is going to struggle to move the football against. But when you're working with such a shorter number of possessions each and every week, you can disguise some of those numbers and it's a lot of what we talked about in the past for the Dallas Cowboys years ago when we did this podcast that the key to their defense having success was just staying off the field and the offense being able to do so. You talked a little bit about the strength of schedule in terms of opposing offenses and defenses they're going to face. I mean, Denver schedule definitely more difficult at least on the surface coming into the year and you try and figure out where some of the challenges will come. Denver better make their hay early in the year because it's one of the league's most difficult schedules. When you look at opponents beginning in week ten, as far as how the market has priced them pain, have you seen anything that stood out to you as far as their wind total movement or anything else along those lines. We obviously know that their Super Bowl ads and AFC division, everything else along those lines in terms of big overall futures picture. Those took a major move once Russell Wilson came over, but the wind total obviously a little bit more indicative of what the professional betters feel is Broncos team can be. You're spot on. We did see that movement in the market because we're also Wilson's a massive upgrade over drew lock. And that's ultimately the question here. It's like, yes, Denver has improved. Yes, they had to make this move because everyone around them got better. I mean, you just look at their neighborhood. Kansas City. Justin Herbert and the Chargers, Derek Carr and the Raiders, all of those teams kind of upped their pizazz level in terms of offense. And we know what the Kansas City Chiefs can be. I do think it's interesting. In the pecking order of the AFC west, I think you're looking at them kind of in that two, three range. And that's really where they're priced within their own division. I don't see anything that says this is going to be the team that comes out and wins this division. But you never know, maybe Russell Wilson is that good at this age. And he kind of gets accustomed to the new offensive system. And that's the important part. And I think you said it very well. They have to make some hay early in the season. And that's the time where they're kind of getting used to this brand new system. Yeah, it's a combination of things. You'd almost rather play your more difficult opponents when you're breaking in a new system and a new starting quarterback, even one with the pedigree of Russell Wilson but unfortunately for Broncos fans, not the hand they were dealt and they'll see what Russell Wilson has left in the tank, recovering or at least fully recovered from the mallet finger as he hopefully embraces the Rocky Mountain air. When you go from the Denver Broncos to a team that's been the model of inconsistency to kind of the gold standard, not just in the AFC west, but arguably in the entire National Football League. It is, of course, the Kansas City Chiefs who have now made the playoffs 7 consecutive seasons. No other team in the NFL has an active postseason streak of more than three right now and that trio includes buffalo Green Bay in Tennessee. When you look at the chiefs dominance, they've won 6 straight division titles. It's double the next longest streak in the league, which belongs to the Green Bay Packers. Kansas City has hosted four straight conference championship games. The only team in franchise to do that since the merger and you can understand why when Kansas City was one of the healthiest teams in the league last year on both sides of the ball, specifically on the offensive line where they could potentially see and reap those benefits of continuity for unit that we had major question marks about last year. Payton, I don't want to bury the lead here since obviously the biggest question I think casual fans have about Kansas City is how much different will this offense look without tyreek hill to take the lid off the defense coming with the caveat that Kansas City's opposition really did a great job adjusting last year playing a two high safety look other than Gus Bradley he right here in Las Vegas that maybe now when it's picking your poison having a slew of receivers who can operate underneath could serve to Patrick Mahomes benefit. Patrick Mahomes in the chiefs offense or actually fantastic again last year despite all the negativity from the talking TV heads and the keyboard warriors.
"mike purcell" Discussed on Bet The Board
"The professional journeyman put forth. Did you watch drew lock in the pro season game against Dallas the other day? I did, he should be doing anything but playing football at this point in his career. I don't know what happened because the arm talent is there. Not all they're upstairs. I don't think. You asked about some of the parts around Russell Wilson. I think they're improved. Broncos finished 16th in pass block win rate. Billy Turner, who spent three years in Green Bay with Hackett, played the best ball of his career there. I think that upgrades the right tackle position, Turner finished 11th among tackles and pass block win rate. You have Garrett Bowles Dalton reisner. Quinn miners, Graham glass now. They're battling out for the other guard spot. It was good to see Lloyd cushion Barry improve in year two as the starting center. I think the offensive line has the potential to make a little bit more of a leap this year. And you think about it in this context because I know you were initially thinking weapons. I'm thinking offensive line because of what Russell Wilson dealt with in Seattle the last ten seasons. Not once did the Seahawks offensive line grayed out as an average pass blocking offensive line in any single season with Russ under center. If you look at that. I figured that part would be a no brainer, 'cause he didn't have an offensive line before, so by default he could have taken 5 people out of the stands in Denver and he'd rather significantly better pass protection in this offense. You look at that ten year stretch. The average pass blocking finish was 26. So this is easily the best offensive line Russell Wilson's played behind receivers and backs are young with a ton of upside Jerry Judy missed 6 games last year with a serious ankle injury still finished fourth and target separation versus man coverage. KJ handler is kind of the forgotten guy towards ACL in September. It was good to see him back in the preseason. Be nice to have him get acclimated a little bit more courtland Sutton, another year removed from the ACL tear in 2020. You can tell he feels more comfortable because he's not wearing what looks like a 15 pound knee brace and camp that he wore all last season. Albert O is just a specimen at tight end 6 6 two 60 and he runs four, 5. He was targeted on 24% of his routes last season. Let's see if he kind of runs a few more routes and if Hackett trusts him, I know he was playing a little bit deeper into pre season games than we would have traditionally thought for a starting tight end, but Hackett wants to see him improve a little bit as a pass blocker. Denver did go out and draft dosage from UCLA in round three dealing with a little bit of an injury there, but it's a nice tight end group there. Running back room arguably top 5 in the league with javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon javonte finished 7th in yards created per touch. The yards javante accumulated on runs and receptions beyond what was blocked for him. He was also 6th innovative tackle rate. I think there's a lot to like here. And I think the kicker. The Broncos are projected to face the easiest schedule of passing defenses and overall defenses this season. Best thing you could possibly hope for when you're breaking in a new quarterback learning a new scheme under a new coaching staff. Such an interesting team because you highlighted some of the issues they had last year. You can make the case that if teddy Bridgewater had stayed healthy and been their starting quarterback all season long, they obviously would have had much better results than needing to go to drew lock for an extended period of time. But at this point, when you look at Russell Wilson, clearly a significant upgrade in Denver obviously in win now mode. As far as this team defensively, we know they needed to try and go out there and solidify their pass rush this off season. They did so in the well documented Randy Gregory drama, will he be a member of Denver? Will he be a member of Dallas? They also ended up bringing in a couple other pieces that should help DJ Jones along the defensive line, kawan Williams in the secondary. And Alex singleton to help to your point, you talk about losing Shelby Harris. The biggest thing for Denver last year will be, I mean, the plague them on this side of the ball was health. They lost a ton of man games to injury, but this is a defense under Vic Fangio that kind of built from the outside in. We know what Patrick surtain is and can be. This they've tried to really focus on building the secondary. And if their pass rush gets any better, this is a unit in my opinion pain that has a long way to go to try and jumping into the upper Echelon, but at the same time, they underachieved and were arguably one of the more disappointed stop units across the entire National Football League last season. You are spot on. And I'm interested to see what the new defensive coordinator does. Ever row is the fellow's name. He's from colchester, England. And this is really his first big shot. In the NFL, he spent 5 seasons coaching the rim secondary. The understanding is that there's going to be a ton of carryover from Vic Fangio's defense. Ever row is if you've read some things about them, you hear some of the coaches speak about him. It's very high. He's very buttoned up. He's been lauded for his professionalism and his attention to detail. And he's flat out said that good coaches adapt to the talent they have. I'm sure there's going to be some uniqueness to his defense, but you look at the scheme and even the verbiage is supposedly going to look and sound a lot like last year attacked the quarterback attack the ball and be situational masters are the three calling cards of ever rose defense that he wants. We'll see if that comes to fruition. I think there's a ton of variance with the Broncos defense projecting ahead on paper. There's a lot of big names, Bradley Chubb. What is he? To this point, the idea of him being von Miller's replacement hasn't really gone well. Played 7 games last season at zero sacks and admittedly said it was his worst year as a pro. It's a money year. I would expect a bounce back, but even in 2020, which was Chubb's best year. He got to the quarterback 14% pressure and on pass rush snaps for his size. You look at a guy 6 four two 70. He's a below average Ed Sutter in the run game and he's a horrific tackler. You mentioned Randy Gregory and the drama that went down there. It was a money year last year, played his best season 14% pressure in on pass rush snaps. He's got explosiveness. He's got length. He's super strong for his size. So the traits have always been there, but he's almost 30 years old. He's never had more than 6 sacks in a season. We know the past off field issues. There's a reason why. Only 28 of the $70 million contract is actually guaranteed is a variance player. Then you have Nick bonito, someone I'm familiar with South Florida kid has serious potential as a pass rusher, 25% pressure rate at Oklahoma last season. You can use them as a blitzer. My guess, he becomes a situational pass rusher this season, but the word is, he hasn't quite hit the ground running in camp. That trio is interesting of chub Gregory and bonito. They have to step up because the Broncos 27th in pressure rate last season from the moment von Miller was traded for the entire season. Denver was 32nd in team pass rush win rate. DJ Jones was signed this off season to help plug the middle number one and run stop win rate last year. Jones, Mike Purcell, deshaun Williams makes a solid interior. I think the hope is the front 7 can stay healthy this year. You kind of hinted at some positive regression for health there, the Broncos had the third most injured defense last season. Secondary is interesting with certain and Simmons.
"mike purcell" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Part of Centauri Health. I'm Ryan Edwards were walking you up to Broncos giants at 2 25 from MetLife Stadium and Boy It's exciting to have regular season football back to help me preview the game. We head out to the stadium and check in with color analyst Rick Lewis. Rick. It's a good to be talking about regular season football again, my friend. How are you? Yes, sir. It is. We got through three preseason games and we're ready to kick off the season. 2021 With your Denver Broncos. And, you know, I think a lot of people feeling pretty optimistic about this year. Certainly I want to know about your optimism, though, for the new quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, because that has been a little bit of a mixed bag for some fans. Considering some of the mixed bag performances we've seen over the course of his career. So what are your expectations for him in this offense? Well, Teddy is going to be the fifth Broncos quarterback to start week one in five seasons, and Dave and I were just talking about it. I think that Teddy Bridgewater will bring us the best quarterback play that we've seen here. Since Peyton Manning left. I also think it's worth noting that Teddy will be the first black quarterback to start for Denver in franchise history, and we'll probably get into that a little bit more later. But the two primary reasons that he won the job in preseason was his pocket presence and his ability to work the pocket and buy time. He's one of the most accurate passers in the National Football League. Since he came into the league. He's cool. He's calm. He's confident I would expect them to be rock solid today makes them throws when they need them to and play a clean, efficient game. I think that's what you'll see from him and you know to help him out on offense. Get Courtland Sutton back, and that's just going to be so big. I don't think we can really Overstate his importance to the offense is certainly seemed like last year, we saw his impact not being out there on the field. Courtland made the Pro Bowl. Of course, 2019. He was poised to have a monster year last year with rookie Jerry Judy on the other side of losing him. I think definitely put a lot more pressure on not only drew lock at quarterback. But the rest of this young receiver corps having him back and healthy, I predict Jerry Judy is going to take a big step this season from last season and put up Pro Bowl numbers. No offense to do the same. And we should see more production from KJ Hamler as well Healthy Courtland Sutton Man. He brings a lot to that wide receiver room and not only as a player, but also as a leader on the team. It seems like Corton Is the leader of this offense, and I think he was really missed last year 100%. I'm glad you brought up the leadership portion because even Jerry Judy KJ hammer. Those guys brought that up How much they really missed that they could have used his presence in the locker room doesn't mean that Tim Patrick didn't have some impressive moments. Don't have a single drop last year, but Corland sudden is just a game changing wide receiver will stay in the office for one more question here. I just want to ask you about Melvin Gordon and rookie Javonte Williams. I mean, people are pretty fired up about this 12 punch. So you have this this first game here against the Giants? What do you think, is the value of having to kind of similar style running back that like that physical style play? Well, number one. I don't think you could have enough quality running backs in the Broncos have two big, versatile backs and Gordon and Williams. I expect Melvin Gordon to carry the bulk of the load in this game. He really is a quality three down back. I think the same could be said for Javonte Williams. He's just yet to show it in the National Football League. So you know what you're getting with Melvin Gordon. So I think they'll lean heavy on him here today, Williams could be the hammer on short yardage situations down near the goal line. Although Gordon has shown he's got a nose for the goal line as well in his career, I just love having both of these guys on the team. It can't wait to see what Williams can do, man. He he was just a monster running back in every way. At North Carolina last year, and I would expect him to bring that same level of play to the National Football League, agreed. Let's go to the defensive side. Great to have Von Miller back. You get Shelby Harris, Mike Purcell and you know what? The Giants were the second most sacked team in the NFL last season. We know about Daniel Jones propensity with fumble issues so I guess is we're ranking this thing. What level of importance to put on the pass rush dictating the outcome of the game today? Well, the weakest link of this Giants team as their offensive line. They've been awful the last couple of seasons and Daniel Jones sacked 45 times in 2020. And we're all hoping to see health. Yvonne and Chub, starting together in 2021 against the Giants will see about Chubb is going to be a game time decision. But we know what Malik read can do. He had a good year last year. He's What? Eight sacks last year. So Alec Reid is nobody to sleep on. If Chuck can't go here today, and we've seen in inspired in fresh energy from von Miller In camp. I'm sure you guys have noticed it as well. He says he wants to be the best pass rusher in NFL history. I'm motivated. Von Miller is bad news for opposing teams. I think the pass rush today will be the difference in winning this football game. 100% with you last one. Here, let's go. One key player on offense. One key player on defense for the Broncos to win. On defense. As I just said Von Miller can wreck the season opener for the Giants. Offensively, all eyes are on Teddy Bridgewater to see what he can do with a very talented core. Of young receivers in an approved offensive line, So I'll say von Miller on defense and Teddy on offense. Alright. Love it, Rick. Always great to have a great call. Appreciate the time man. Art Ryan. Thanks. All right. There is color analyst Rick Lewis joining me from the stadium and, yeah, I mean, you need your quarterback to be a key player and then your best player on defense. I mean, I think that the opportunity for state Justin Simmons interception today would also be something that the Broncos are looking forward to. I mean, Hey, you got to be a team that puts that pressure on the front. It's the turnovers on the back end, and that's certainly away. Vic Fangio is hoping to attack the New York Giants today. Alright when we come back or voice of the Broncos Dave Logan sits down with our insider Benjamin Albright. That is going to be next. 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"mike purcell" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"To head I'm taking Carolina minus four. Alright, Broncos giants. I know you love going against the grain. I know you love a home dog. But I also know that you are a Broncos honk. What's the number? How are you playing that game? Well, how bad are the Giants right now? Jim there an underdog against Denver, a team that wasn't a favorite one game, all of 2020. And, yes, I'm taking Denver They are minus three at New York. That's the spread as long as Teddy two gloves, play smart and gets the ball to his weapons. I like Denver. Here look from 2 to 53. Denver can play with almost anyone in the NFL, and it's all about the QB play. The thought is Teddy's doesn't give the ball to the other team like Drew locked it last year, and the Broncos defense should be very, very good. As long as Bridgewater doesn't do that. The Giants Interior Line is a problem in the Broncos with a healthy Mike Purcell should be back to being a very, very good run defense something I'm sure the Giants will try and challenge them there. But it's a better decision than thrown against the Broncos because they have the best secondary in football. Probably And they have von Miller, Bradley Chubb and up and coming star Draymond Jones to get Danny Dimes. I'm going with Mama Hamler a k a. M. C. Kitty and that human joysticks son of hers. KJ Hamler and the Broncos minus three. Hell yes, I love that. I love that pick. I mean, like, I'm trying to go against you because what's the point? If you and I pick all the same games the same way every single week. So I would love to make an argument for the Giants here, But I can't because Bridgewater does have lots of young weapons. You can get the ball to I agree with you. I think that Bronco defense as good as it was. I think it's improved. I love the secondary. I love the return of Von Miller and then no, I'm still not sold on Danny Dimes. He took a step back last season. Not a step forward. I'm with you. I'm going to take the Broncos and lay the points on the road really quickly. When was the last time that you saw so many home dogs that were favored? It's been a while in and the funny thing. Obviously, I always anyway listens, knows that I usually go with a lot of favorites, right but weak one. Historically for the NFL, a lot of the favorites do cover and I actually like 11 of the 16 total here this weekend. So, um, moving forward. It will be different, but weak one. We're okay with a lot of these things. But the one nervous and one nerve wracking thing, though, is there's a lot of money on the picks that were at they like what we're doing here, and we don't like that. Generally, we want to go the other way. I never do. Usually. No, I know this. All right. So Vikings at Bangles pretty interesting game and a similar deal. You've got a road favorite. With the Vikes rolling into since he But then again for good reason, right, Joe Burrow is back. But is he gonna be the same guy who was tearing it up before going down with a season ending injury last year too soon to say, But I'm going to assume that the Bengals have most if not all the same problems this year that they had last year. So who you got in this game and what's the number? The number is since the minus three. I'm going, of course, with the road favorite Minnesota here. Mike Zimmer is like clockwork. One good season file, followed by a bad one. Every year. He's coached the Vikings since 2014 and the good news for Minnesota fan is time for a good year. After finishing last year, 79 and losing their last seven games overall against the spread. Look, Minnesota's defense was asked last year Jim the worst Zimmer's career, but the good news is they now got bodies. Hunter peers, Kendricks Tomlinson. They brought back Griffin. That deal should be in mother to run on this year. The question is, can that secondary slow down teams and slow down the Bengals on Sunday? That's the big question, But that matchup isn't as lopsided as what the Vikings got against the Bengals secondary. Since he couldn't cover last year. They lost William Jackson, the third, their best cornerback, and Trae Waynes probably won't go either. This week. One concerning thing. I'm seeing some injury news coming down is the Vikings won't have Anthony Bar or Christian Dara Shaw, their left tackle the first round pick. That's concerning, but the Vikings are four and won in their last five week. One games. Let's go Minnesota minus three on the road. All right, so the Bengals to me could not protect the quarterback last year. Nor could they get two opposing quarterbacks the last year that in and of itself is a really bad combo. It doesn't look that different to me this year. Her cousins should feast on that secondary. As you point out, he's got weapons to work with. He's going to have some time to throw. And you know, Cincinnati will have no answer for our guide Dalvin Cook. I'd love to go against the grain, but I can't do it. Another home dog that I'm just going to have to ignore. And I usually like that pick running back for me. Who do you have this week? Head?.
"mike purcell" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"That. I thought that this was the plan all along to have this no fly zone to point out. Why would you spin off one of those guys? Unless you could get A first round pick and you want to get a first round pick. Two of your guys are said to be free agents. Bryce Callahan has been hurt and why would you trade Patrick Ser Tan? After just drafted him unless you are going to land, say, and Aaron Rodgers. So I don't get it. I understand. They seem to have a surplus. But that was the plan. Was it not? They wanted to have a surplus. Not so they could trade anybody, but so they can have all of these guys at their disposal to cover Travis, Kelsey and Tyree Kill and Darren Waller and Mark Andrews and I get the logic behind it, and I understand why people are asking the question. That's not my issue. Mine is with the Broncos seriously. Trade. These guys Like Then how about you get a quarterback? And then you have Callahan, Darby and Fuller. Should deal one of them. Unless somebody comes to the table is like we'll give you a first round pick. And nobody is going to do that right now. Maybe a team gets desperate later on down the road, Or maybe they think there are corner away from winning a Super Bowl. See where the Broncos are at, but they're talking about potentially early here. Like maybe before Sunday or within the first couple of weeks, and I just don't see it. I think that the Broncos like what they have in the secondary, they like that they have to pass rushers. They like that. They got Shelby hairs who can back down passes. At the line of scrimmage. Mike Purcell is a stud in run defense. And then they got No fly zone light. I think that that's what they plan that's what they wanted. And that's why they took Patrick Sartain..
"mike purcell" Discussed on Big Blue View
"So i don't think it's too crazy to say here that both these teams coming into this game are equipped to be very very good defensively. And there's a strong possibility this ends up being a low scoring slugfest type game just based on some of the stuff that we've talked about here and if we're evaluating this this broncos defense it has to start with talking about their edge rushers as well as their defensive line and the obvious ones that will be talked about throughout the entirety of this game is von miller in bradley chubb. Both highly drafted players both highly talented players and have been when healthy very very disruptive when they're both on the field and so the giants gets face these guys week one when they're both available and ready to play. It is going to be a tough task for. What's supposed to be nate. Solder and andrew thomas for blocking both of these guys yet chubb is actually dealing with a i think a slight ankle tweak right now need in practice on wednesday that could just be the broncos managing his rep. So it's there's something to pay attention to men. How dangerous is a chris. Von miller and bradley job against matt pair needs solar and andrew. Thomas i mean. That's something that i'm i'm pretty concerned but not to mention the return of mike purcell. Who's one of their better nose. Tackles who can really anchor down the front defense. That is run a lot by vic fangio so this defense against his offense of lines due to the front against offensive line is something that ab i. I have some some some concerns about shirt. I think we have to start with those two edge rushers the last time those two guys were healthy together. Twenty nineteen they. Had i think twenty six and a half sacks between them up chubb has been getting better he had both at seven and a half sacks just all on his own last year without a whole lot of help from elsewhere in the defense von miller was missed the season with a dislocated tendon which ouch and they had completely different secondary that something will get to a little bit and not a whole hell of a lot of help from the offense so if those guys are healthy end clicking end we did get to see them in preseason von miller. He looked like he might have been a little bit rusty but a that dude has been so good for so long. I don't think you can plan on him being any less than his best but then they also have a shelby harassed sean williams dream on jones in their front seven yet. They've got a lot of guys who are really good at penetrating in creating disruption in the backfield and yet that has to be something the giants account for like. They're just not as about it scary too. I mean it's it's definitely that you think about this denver broncos front you think about bradley chubby think about bonn miller then you think about the struggles that you saw in a note was priests anything about the struggles that we saw from andrew thomas in the preseason it's that's definitely probably the main concern. I would say faida circle one liability at the giants have right now. Is the offensive line just in general. I mean you. Add billy price ben. Bredesen's possibly help the interior. They could realistically see snaps. Two and a half weeks removed from joining this swat. Just because we saw chamomile partially porn teller pendant. I mean how much is this guy going to be able to play on that. And i'm wondering how much just I i think the giants gonna come out and attempt to establish the broad. They're gonna attempt to push around this. This front and not allow von miller bradley chubb to pin the rears back rush on guys like you know a andrew thomas but in the situations where they are where third long and they're not able to get the run going giants are going to have to probably keep tight ending are running back into chip to help block to slow down those pass rushers Her might see a game plan. Similar to what we saw jason garrett run against the washington football team twice last year where it was a run heavy approach and not a lot of deep drops. Really just a lot of quick game. Just give the football out of your hands. To mitigate the effect of chase young montas sweat and he did a pretty good job doing it. So let's hope that. If jason garrett replicates we could slow von miller in bradley down i think just to to try to predict what vic fangio it's going to do and that is you know that might be a little bit of a fool's aaron because he is definitely one of the best defensive minds in the nfl. Yeah i think he's going to almost try to invite the run. Yeah he uses a lot of like almost five one type alignment in his new defensive fronts. Walking will linebacker. Down to the line of scrimmage but he even though they didn't they still kind of gave up a lot of yards on the ground last year when their defense is healthy. They've got the guys up front. Where even though it looks like. You're getting a light box. You really aren't. They're good at building that wall. Along the line of scrimmage. And you talk about shane. Lemieux with the partially torn patellar tendon. How much is paying going to affect him yet. You can be a tough guy but if your body doesn't wanna work right it's tough to will it. So this really is. I think the matchup debt could define the whole game and another thing to add in here too as well with this. This broncos defense another aspect that is just so strong is their secondary and we spent the offseason talking about how the giants rebuilt their receiver group. They made all these moves to signed kennedy golladay to bring in various tony. You've also got john ross. They signed in free agency. This is a completely new look group from what we saw last year. And we have high expectations but the broncos conversely they did the same thing with their secondary they made some moves to to rebuild that group and they have a pretty talented underrated secondary that they're going to be trotting out there on the field drafted patrick's retain top ten. They also they have. Is it key positions with kyle fuller and Ronald darby as well as justin simmons cadence turns we know is a very good athlete. Not necessarily the the best safety who plays on when he put brings it all to the field but a good athlete general so this is a very very strong secondary that the giants receivers are going to be facing off against. Yes the secondary with. Patrick 'certain on. I'm wondering how they're going to utilize 'certain just because i've heard rumblings that they're probably going to use 'certain in a role similar to To cover guys. Like travis kelsey end darren waller. The giants aren't gonna have ingram Allocate 'certain in that manner. Even if evan ingram was one hundred percent healthy so we may be looking at some 'certain covering kenny golladay. Who's coming off an injury looking pretty good from all the stuff that we're seeing in practice but other than 'certain is going to be as i you know action you have kyle fuller. You have ronald darby like you said. I mean kareem jackson. Justin jefferson or justin simmons. That is a really really solid back. End safety in the bryce callahan. Who a lot of people were talking about last year as an excellent slot. Type of cornerback. Who can probably cover sterling shepherding. That could be another match up to watch just from the top down. This defense is is very solid. The giants offense has question marks. And that's probably why we we want to discuss the concern that we have. Especially if they can't block von miller and bradley job. So i'm interested to see how jason garrett is going to use players like cadavers. Tony and how is he going to operate. Just the receivers in general but the snap counts. I'm wondering how much could area's. Tony is going to play how much they on barclays gonna play..
"mike purcell" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"That's that's kind of my gut based on and then see how he responds for Friday, right? Some conversations that were had today But tomorrow is gonna be the pivotal day for Bradley Chip. I think no offense going to play But you know Bradley Child is that's the one that's the gigantic question mark, and then I'll field stuff occurring at that's just one extra headache on top of it. Also, how does this impact the game? I mean, Because we know Von Miller is good. He's full participant. Good to go. The the offensive tackles for the Giants, Andrew Thomas and Nate Solder, actually playing right tackle. So we know what Malik read is we know Malik read is a serviceable Spot starter. He's a good player is a guy you need on your team. In the event of either rotation or an injury. But it's certainly not the Von Miller Bradley Chubb Show that we've all been anxiously anticipating this entire off season. Is it right hands? Von Miller will be up against solder and Matt Peart on the right side there. Um, if I don't know, Perch plan or not, but He was the the starter last year. Solder doesn't really have a lot. He's not the same player he used to be. And that's a mismatch in bonds favor on the other side, Andrew Thomas, That's where you need somebody who like a Bradley Chubb. I don't think Malik readers got enough power to be the guy to beat Andrew Thomas consistently. Andrew Thomas is not impressed Me. He didn't impress me coming out of the draft, and certainly last year in his first year, I thought he struggled, but You'd also save the entire offensive line struck their offensive line is bad. And they got Shane Lemieux. There is a serviceable left guard. Um, I would call him die Adult Horizon. Er will Hernandez Hernandez is okay at the right guard. Their centers is Nick Gates, and he's not very good in his backup is Billy Price, who was terrible. And in Cincinnati. Oh, that's right. They did get Billy Price right. And so you know, you've got an offensive line. That's just not that good. Overall, It's a bottom six or seven offensive line in the league, which is great news for the Broncos, who, maybe even without Bradley Chubb have basically the full complement of defensive line back. Expectations of Draymond to be up expectations with Mike Purcell, along with Shelby Harris back at the defensive line. Plus again, you know, McAlpin a game had I mean, depending on if he's a healthy scratch or not, but he had a really nice off season training camp. So I mean, I think there's some reasons to be excited about the matchups here. It just feels like a bit of a letdown, not having Bradley Chubb out there and again. I'm not saying that he's not. I'm just saying that he's not going to 100%. I think we know that for certain and there may be limitations on how much they'll actually use them in game. Based on the fact that we're still at this point now in game week on Wednesday, and he still can't get a full practice. Yeah, I'm wondering if we're gonna get to see a little bit of coop. I wonder if we're gonna get a little see. Let me go to Jonathan Cooper. Yeah. Um you know, I I He he put on a show in training camp, and I wonder if we're gonna get to see a little bit out of him. Platooning because I don't know Malik is more the other side. You know, Malik is better, Uh, when? When going up against the right tackle. That was where he made most of his living last year. And so I kind of think that they want to keep him over there. And so I I wanted to ask that question. I didn't really get a chance to today because with the practice, but I didn't go to the pressers which were before right up after like, they usually are. So I my my plan is to kind of slip that question in tomorrow. Certainly, and you're you're right. Tomorrow is going to be a pivotal day for for a lot of reasons, But specifically, those two players know a fan being out in the field and I need an argument. It was it was that you were off. But I made an argument that Alberto Cola Bernam might end up being the Broncos best. Tight end by the end of this season is a better blocker. He is he can be a complete receiver. The drops are something that we're gonna have to monitor. But no fan had drops to. We saw that even in training camp, so I made kind of the point of like, Hey, listen, If we're really having a conversation about this, I don't think it's outlandish. By the end of the year. We're saying that Alberto Cuevas I was actually the Broncos best tight end. It's possible. It's possible. Um, it's possible. I wouldn't say it probable, but it's possible. No if no fans really worked on quite a bit to get himself worried, super talented, he's just limited right now, and it's certainly an on field weapon like, Don't go. No Internet advantage, tight end sets to see Oh, get out there, and that's a question. I want to get into a little bit later on, because Jackson right, a guy Ted win, actually put in an article talking about the teams. I have the best. Uh, they went he went through. Hold on. Let me pull this up right now. He went through the best personnel groupings. And and how each team across the NFL Broncos showed up on this, By the way the best personnel groupings in the NFL. The Broncos showed up on this list. And I want to ask you a little bit later on specifically about that, Like what's the Broncos Best personnel grouping? I don't think it's an automatic 11 personnel even with Courtland Sutton, Jerry Judy, KJ Hamler and Tim Patrick. I don't know. If 11 is best suited for what this team wants to do, So I want to have that conversation with you a little later on, and I'll tell you where the Broncos showed up on this. Okay? Okay. So we'll get to that Ted Ted Wind crushes it over the athletic. This is a really good article, but We'll get into that a little bit later on like, so we're gonna hear from Teddy Bridgewater Broncos are tired of losing man. It's palpable. It comes up every single press conference. They're sick of being asked about it. They're sick of talking about these things to think about. I loved Melvin Gordon's answer today. About it. We We don't have enough time right now. But he talked about being tired of losing and tired of watching Patrick Mahomes lift up Championship trophies. We great answer. Yeah, it is. I got some stuff I want to get into in the next segment. Actually, we got George, okay. Real quick and I have had some conversations with some players over the last two days, some off the record private on background, you know, kind of stuff..