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"Then is this competition over before it's even begun anyone make sense of what they said in chicago. We'll find out as we get up with you. Starting right now delighted. You're here on. Wednesday greenie grouchy on when our studios in the seaport of football conversation. Coming your way in colluding jam saturday ready to go today. Mike tannenbaum ready to go today. Louis riddick and dan orlovsky will join us. But there's only one place to begin on this morning. Spectacular night from kevin durant and the brooklyn nets game five against milwaukee. The story early chains guarding it out making the return from a hamstring. He would play most of the night he would struggle particularly first half gophers six from the poor with two turnovers presence. Team to lift is deep. He was out there doing good but the nets would struggled mightily in the first half down. Sixteen into the third week and kevin durant would say this is about to become line night here. We got durant in the lane. Plays it up in good news just getting started ensuing possession durant in transition. This was his running mate last night. Jeff green seven eight from three twenty seven points nets creeping back into it. They're down nine final minute of the third durant. Good the six point game into the fourth quarter under nine to play now with into the rain using the screen. My goodness that's their first lead since it was two nothing just over five minutes now. What a game nets lead by one the rain mid range over middleton yes. That's why three a buck twenty to go down by two janas goes to the line again down by two crowd smelling blood. I one no road. He'd make a second to one point game under a minute ago. Still one point track clock winding down. Here's the biggest moment of the night. They've got him trapped two seconds on the clock one second of knocked down. Kevin durant could not be stopped. That's up by four thirty seconds ago. Mets
"mike tannenbaum" Discussed on Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ
"The goodyear hotline. Alan haute infra zubin. Mike tannenbaum joining us as well. Mike t with so many interesting. Everybody talks about zack. Wilson gore from utah. Shoot new york about north dakota state to san francisco. That's going to be a a bit of a shocker shocker. But there's the pressure is just so you know the pressure. But i'm just saying so different. You play graphing fiery. That's all coming from coming from utah. Coming to new york city that you're you're the right away you are is not like you're not like you have a chance to train. You are right now get it done. You know who else. But you going from north dakota state to joe montana country steve young country capper nick country. Alex all a great quarterbacks at the san francisco forty niners. Hey i mean it's not a good thing no got the right did we say it's basically situation is the most important as thinking is in hand out of all the quarterbacks taken isn't he in the best situation doesn't it feel like saffron is. I know it's a big city but the whole mentality and kelly and even in the northwest based on what's more. I need it yesterday yesterday. Get out my way. Wilson's coming into the crucible. Go yeah yeah right. He's coming into the crucible. There's no doubt about that. But would you also say that justin fields in a way as much as people are happy. It's also like he better be good. Just me feels like he's a lot more no no in chicago offer. Well there is but there's also the andy dalton. Qb one howell matt. Nagy the steak he makes you know. Everybody's here's here's the difference for justin fields versus some of the other guys. He's going to have a little bit of leeway because they're rooting for him offer opposed to didn't want him like their rooting for him. So even if he stubs his toe along the way he's going to be given an opportunity to make it right gear when they don't want you and you start or they're skeptical about you and let's let's get back to the jets on that point. Zack wilson now. Also has this hanging over him trae. Lintz could have been the pick. We should have made that that. That was the second guessing that will happen almost immediately. And don't let sam darnold start 'em could don't let that going to be on him. That's gone joe douglas. Well that's what i'm saying. They want affect. Zack wilson. Much fake joe. Douglas and robert. How is it not gonna fix. Because i wasn't the person that drafted myself. They draft amnio matter though key. That does not matter. People don't care about who drafted who it's the people. Don't get the blame either. The general manager of the quarterback they can go together now because there are linked now. Joe douglas wilson a forever linked us the nor the criticism. Like if he's doing whatever he's doing good bad or indifferent. The pressure is on joe. Because joe moved on from a guy that was right. The the precious jones immediately on joe. Of course it was on joe the minute he made the trade he moved on for. Sam doris let's get. Let's get my taliban's reaction for trading good players or before you knew that was coming shock also trading for a quarterback in the draft. Certainly doing that as well. Mike good morning. Where's that quarterback from allen. I can't recall yes. Yes of course this shirt jacket. That kishan has on right now. I'm sure mark has one of those as well. But i guess let's just start on that. I don't know how much you heard of that conversation but it. It's the the pressure thing. About all these young quarterbacks and the fact that as i mentioned trade going into such a great situation maybe even the best. Let's start there. The best situation of all quarterbacks taken so far is he going into the best situation. Would you say trae lance absolutely you know we had a discussion about non-core back. Rosters a healthy nick. Bosa in my opinion put san francisco. Has the best team in the league when you exclude the quarterback so this is very similar kansas city a couple of years ago. Keep jimmy g. this year bring trae lamps long. Solely just mentioned this on it but with remarkable is a decade ago. I get criticized for trading out from mark. Sanchez only started thirteen games at usc. Trae lance throwing three hundred eighteen passes which is really remarkable considering it was at the f. c. s. level. I really like trae lantz. He reminds me of a young ben rothlisberger. When bed was younger. Ben was a great athlete. He's bigger now he slower. But you can other guys like josh. Our ryan tannehill. He could make plays with his feet. And i think when you think about what collishaw likes to do which is the boots. The wagle's the rollouts get the core back outside the pocket. He's going to be a tremendous weapon. It's just not going to happen overnight. And if the four of us were running an nfl team and we said let's go get somebody for the next ten years. I love trae lance the entire time i it was always this forty niners. Move up to get mack jones. Give up three once in a in a fourth round. pick to move up or third round. Pick to move up to take back jones yesterday as they on the clock. What were what were you thinking. I was thinking was back jones and the reason why is to me this is all about. And hopefully we'll get a chance to talk about new england with mac jones and minute resource allocation and risky. Sean and to me..
"mike tannenbaum" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Mike tannenbaum joining us the bottom of the hour. Let's continue with more phone calls and let's check in with paul who was in arkansas. Hey paul thanks good afternoon. Hey paul i just wanted to say thank you for having me on Some months ago. I called in and let you know the head cancer. Well things are better now. Been through a lot of treatments and anyway. I'm doing much better. So i just thought pass that on. I i do remember that. Call i'm i'm so glad to hear that and I mean i know your family is as well that has to be Not to state the obvious but That is probably something none of us want to think about. But you had you had to go through. Yeah it was. It was pretty rough at tom's but anyway it's Matter did great to hear so. But i just wanted to compliment. You watched your show Now for several months. And i am so impressed with your background. I mean i don't know how many people you've interviewed. How many sporting events you've been to your resumes just impeccable. I mean you are an sme. For sports i can. You know concede the things you've been through but my question is i know here sometime ago there was a dallas writer at Commented that arkansas would just be Tom so to speak When we play texas and that kind of rolled my interns a little bit but And i saw the fbi rankings. That you know. I'm just a little bit of. I don't know how we'll measure up because texas is talented. They do and they got a new coach. And all that's going on. So i was just thinking what. What are your thoughts on on that game. Yeah i mean on on the gaming scheduled. Yeah it's I think it's the second gang. I think okay rice and then we play texas the next game but I were get by the way they keep asking you all these question. Do you know where the game is. I think it said yeah. I think it's an It's in in dallas fayetteville. No it's in fayetteville unbeliev- i would say I believe the the razorbacks ever pretty good chance A tremendous home advantage. And i still think Texas is going to be going through a lot of transition. And and i think they're in better shape than they were a year ago. But i i lean toward the razorbacks in that game and my next question is about Mississippi state i. I can't i'm like you. I just don't see i mean last year the razorbacks. We had them figured out. I mean we play back and they only they only ran pass plays the same pass plays they ran the previous game and our defensive coordinator he had him on smacked. I mean I i don't see if they if they do the same.
"mike tannenbaum" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Thank you win at penn. now. I don't i don't i do not think he can win a national championship. And i know that's a harsh apron. But i just i don't i think he's always going to blow a game or two that keeps him out. Well mutton. Both the my buddy up from penn state agreed with us so I was hoping for i was. I was hoping not for that but anyway good good talking to you. Pay a great to hear from appreciate it. It's those things are complicated because there are some schools that if you had said okay so and so at a major school. Do you think over win a national championship. I'll not a chance penn state. You have to think about it because they are in a position to but but right now. I think penn state has fallen behind ohio state and it may be a narrow gap I if you look at the game. Sometimes but i i don't i don't i. Don't see them overcoming that gap and that's that's the issue for james franklin. Let's check out. Mike who is in north carolina. Hello mike thanks. Good afternoon paul. How you doing this afternoon. We are doing well. I miss caught the tail. End of your conversation with kirk herbstreet. They're talking about his knees show. Qb twenty one It has got me to thinking about the show. watch netflix. huby one about the all. The you know the incoming high school quarterback right. I thanks j. Justin feels a lot of those young guys that have really came on are headed to even headed to the nfl. But one thing that we did thank was about the kid tape. Martell transferred out ohio state. The miami and i understand that he's put in a transfer pool again. There was a huge buzz about that. Kid i remember you know when he was coming into college. Kosher the year honestly cynical power five school right now would take a chance on the kid like him. You know somebody that's got st. Seemed like i mean. I'm trying to think He's been to two or three schools now. Did i miss one st miami. We're where is he now commanded. Well he's in the portal. Right now committed. I am committed to washington as very they committed that he never landed aarc my mic. The the answer the answer is the answer is yes because there are some coaches that will you know. Bring it bring someone like that in thinking that they're going to win the press conference and gain some momentum coaches do some pretty desperate things. i think. that's pretty self evident. We are heading to a break and We appreciate you being with. Mike tannenbaum bottom of the hour. If you just getting on board we just had kirk and dan mullen on in the second and the third third hour. Yeah and we're coming right back to more of your phone calls. You're listening to the paul finebaum. Show podcast.
"mike tannenbaum" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Begin to describe it. I mean there are so many people that were ruined by what that man did that. They'll never be heard if if you lose your life earnings. There's nowhere to go. And i mean i i remember in two thousand and eight as i'm sure you do. I mean a lot of people in this country went to bed that night wondering if they'd have anything the next day the country was in such dire straits fortunately the government intervened and A lot of good and terrible companies were bailed out that like i said the what that man did is unforgiveable. And if there's god in heaven hell burns a little brighter. I can assure you. I'm not offering condolences to to him And everybody around him. Well i'm not going to say anymore because quite frankly everyone knows the story there glenn is up next. Hello glen go right ahead chain franklin Map vanderbilt and How do you think he's done a better than we thought. Worse than you thaw or you know glen. It's interesting because frank had sex s and there's no denying it and you know you want a big ten championship. Come close to the play-offs a couple of times. But quite frankly. I thought he would do. Better at penn state He he has had so mind. Boggling game calls and you know. I'm not counting last year. Because that was an outlier but I thought he was when he left. Vanderbilt to penn state. I thought he was one of the top coaches in the country. And i'm not sure he's a good coach. I would never suggest. He's he's not but i wouldn't put him as you know dan mullen or jimbo or or daboh or or were right even ryan day in his own league. Well going bullard what you see for him. You you see national champion kit or you just can't see don't and it was interesting I believe tennessee made a run at him. And i think sometimes and this goes for all of us whether we're coaching or doing whatever we're doing but but sometimes you just have to kind of look around and go. Is there someplace else. I should be and i say that because i think penn state is a phenomenal school and the recovery program has had an i think bill. O'brien deserves a lot of credit. The coach who's now oh c- alabama but you can you can win championships at penn state. I mean they. You know if you've ever been to a game there there's nothing quite like a And i i. I went to penn state. I've been there. But i just wanted to know what are you what are you what do you think as person that has an interest in it. Yes of course. Thank you win at.
"mike tannenbaum" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"And frankly anyone who loves the sport who wants to be upset with us because one of the things that makes football great is that we don't do this that every game matters and for the eagles to treat that game with no postseason opportunities. That didn't matter frankly to me was a disgrace straight. Talk wireless no contract no compromise. We are just getting started. I promise we're going to have some laughs today. in fact that's where we're going next. I have very carefully handpicked. My first guest minute minute timeslot. Because he is as much fun as anyone. I know greedy the podcast. We want the best of both worlds. We want a hybrid a smarter hybrid cloud approach with. Ibm helps retailers. Manage supply chains with watson. Ai while predicting demands with ease the world is going hybrid with ibm visit ibm dot com slash hybrid cloud back and better than ever greenie with you presented by progressive insurance in minute time slot. Here i welcome you one. And all and i promise that we are going to have great fun going forward here talking about sports and great fun was sort of the operative guiding principle that i had is i considered who wanna be my guest as i moved to this new timeslot. Well as no one more fun. I think in this entire industry right now than my friend pat mcafee who hosts the pat mcafee show which is appropriately named and he joins me now on the goodyear hotline. Happy new year. Pat mcafee green. It is an absolute honor to be your first but fried passion then patron tree of college. Football waves here. The paul finebaum show three podcast and we have made it to the final hour. And we are glad you're with us this. That last hour was was insane with coach. Mullen and kirk back to back. It's been a while since we've been able to really spend some time with collars so we will do that now. We still have. Mike tannenbaum later in the show. the former gm from the nfl. And let's get back to the calls right now. Buckwald is up next. Hey buck hey good evening. Mr bomb bomb Compliment.
"mike tannenbaum" Discussed on Big Blue View
"Locker room. He he does all of the right things and if you simply allow him to walk in and replace him with someone that doesn't cost as much money you you run the risk raise the possibility of of losing some of the guys in the locker room or of sending a message to the locker room that maybe all of that work and all of that quote unquote doing things. The right way. maybe doesn't pay off. Maybe isn't going to be rewarded in the end and that makes it harder or could make it harder in the end. You know for a coach. Joe judge to continue to get buy in when he's asking players to work hard when he's asking them to do things that maybe they don't always want to do when he's when he's quote unquote coaching them a little bit harder. Maybe they might get coached in other places so for the giants dalvin. Tomlinson decision is one. That comes down to more than talent. It comes down to building a team with a core of players that they drafted and developed. You know being able to keep some guys on second contracts which you good teams are able to do that. They're able to develop guys in keep them and they become core parts of a team. John maher has talked about that. In the past that has been a failing of of recent years and you know was a failing you know toward the end of the previous administration in with dave gettleman. We're now getting to a point where we are. Some of the guys that he has drafted will be guys that the giants have to make second contract decisions on and we'll see if the if the batting average can improve in that area so tomlinson is is trickier decision for the giants than just talent. So i'd like to see tomlinson back. If possible in terms of other priorities you have edge. You have wide receiver. You have cornerback. And i think that what you do is you. Don't say well we have to go get a wide receiver. We have to get a cornerback. We have to get an edge rusher. We have to get a certain thing you identify those areas. You identify some players that you think can fill those particular needs that you have and you look for deals that make sense you look for players that are willing to to you look for players you can afford to pay and you take the matches state you can find. I would love to see the giants. Add some receiving help. It would be really really nice if they could add an address. Your we'll have to see what the deals are so for me. I don't know if i have a a priority. It depends on on who's available. We don't know for sure as we do this. Podcast you know which wide receivers might get franchise tagged if any of the edge. Rushers will get franchise tagged So we'll see how that all works out maybe. Maybe because it's it's a year where it might be difficult to find edge rushers in the draft. Who can who can make an impact right away. Maybe i would lean that way. But i can't really say that i have a strong position preference as long as you bring in players in some of those areas. Who can help your football team. Then then i would be happy with with any of that or a giants fans. Let's do this. Let's take a short break for a word from our. Sp nation sponsors. When i come back. I'll play the interview that i did with former jets general manager. Mike tannenbaum support for this episode comes from locker room the app. That's changing the way we talk. Sports locker room.
"mike tannenbaum" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"By the way I I need to issue an apology I really should have regular reckless speculation sound because I completely mixed up Hannah plus with Victoria, fullerton happens all the time Victoria Fuller was the bachelor contestant who was in the modeling photo shoot for the lives matter shirt, which is even worse than all lives better somehow. And she had to apologize, and then COSMO wouldn't post digitally shared winning, photo her and Pete on their date in their bathing suits. It was it's a thing. The point is Victoria Fuller is the one who did it and I have no idea. You're a controversial person, a congratulations on bagging a couple of quarterbacks and I hope it's not too awkward for you. You know what I appreciate you taking the high ground on that. All Right sedan lebatardshow brought to you by the Home Depot. With everything you need to do projects smarter faster and easier welcomed today's home depot. How do we get more done? She sears on Jason Fitz. Let's head over to the show penzo performance. I'm where we are joined only days away from the beginning of the NFL season by our friend Mike Tannenbaum. Mike thanks so much for the Time there was a big controversial story last night went out on ESPN DOT COM as we now know according to reports the saints we're trying to do some little trickery in acquiring today beyond county where they were trying to essentially get another team to pay the bonus and all of a sudden make a trade and it was like buying a draft pick. So Mike when you read that story, what was your reaction to what the saints are trying to pull off? Yeah. Great to be with you guys Yeah. They were trying to get creative. They were basically seeing somebody could absorb part of today on clowney salary, which would pave in the form of signing bonus Cyborg. Absorbed by the first team and then twenty four hours. Later, he'd be traded to another team in the League fundamentally is opposed to anybody trading picks for cash, and that's certainly what this would have been and apparently as been reported. It Got Knicks by the League office. I thought it was creative but again under the CBA that's Turley, what the rules are, and we all know what the league wants is for everybody played by the same rules. What's the difference between this and what happened with brock osweiler which everybody thought was a wow that's surprising and creative way to get something like that Don was this just that. Now, the NFL was looking out for something like that and doesn't want it to continue. Question I think maybe there was more picks or players involved instead of just a one pick for player but I was thinking the same thing to be candid you know is this really materially different than that? So We don't know how far down the road it is I know just from my experience with teams like we did look into those things it's hard to get deals done by the way because you're trying to get to separate agreements with the agent window with the other team. So there's a few moving parts here and again reportedly was by the League but there's a lot of work to be done but I think a really fair point since it sounds very, very close to osweiler's. Talking to Mike Tannenbaum? ESPN. Nfl Front Office insider on the Shell Pennzoil Performance Line Sedan. Lebatardshow but Sarah Spain Jason Fitz in for the guy. So all eyes are on the quarterback position. Let's start with Miami. Where they've been announced fitzpatrick will be the starter fewer down in Miami. How much rope would you give to before? You actually got him in the game I would grow set for a long time until they really felt the to could protect themselves a new fifteen to twenty plays where he could run the offense. He knows where protections are where you want to. It'd be for the next ten years. So I would make sure that fits. He's The guy until further notice now, who just on get up in green made a really good point. which was, will your the number two quarterback circumstances really dictate when he's GonNa play. So you know if there was an injury, let's say I, would make sure that there's a fifteen play package that to a new inside and now because again, do off-season program to scrimmages no practice dope preseason games, and because of that, you just WanNa make sure that to can protect themselves when he goes in. It's the Lebatardshow was STU got Sarahspain, Jason Fitz Villain, and talking to Mike Tannenbaum here. Mitch trubisky gets the nod for the bears and I'll tell you a couple of months ago I thought to myself when people ask me, who do you want it? It'd be great if Mitch took enough steps forward that they felt confident him, it'd be it'd be weird to give up what they didn't take on the contract of falls, but whatever is going to put them in the best position and we saw some signs of life from him a couple of years ago when he put together enough offensively to help that great defense, lead them to success over the last couple months I'd sort of convinced myself that there was no chance he was winning that foles was brought in for a reason they didn't pick up the option trubisky. How do we end up in a place where the better option for the bears is this guy is just about continuity. Sarah, it's not the decision not even close opposes the better player better quarterback. Mitch Trubisky, is about thirty in the League in average per pass tab, and if I know that I, promise you that opposing team's defensive coordinator know that as well and I've been very fortunate to be around great. Defense Mines Coach parcells coach. Rex Ryan Eric Mangini and they will tell you that if and when the field is compressed, it's a lot easier play defense. So this really makes no sense to me if we were drafted quarterbacks in the NFC north guys clearly, he would be the fourth. You have a hall of Famer in Aaron Rodgers and to really get quarterbacks and matt staffer Kirk cousins just think Chicago's at a competitive disadvantage and you don't think there's something that could have happened over the course of this these this training camp where the light turned on forum where Nagy realizes you can't throw the kitchen sink at him and you know he takes steps forward. I think fundamentally it's hard to do that like we were just talking about what you like with no preseason games those scrimmages I just don't know how you can simulate and see that he's gotten certainly better by having the ability, get the ball down the field under a passer with consistent accuracy. Again, I'm not saying that Mitt foles is an elite quarterback, but he's a winning NFL quarterback he's played really won't big games as a better are more consistent arms. He's a good enough athlete and with that defense to me by far he gives them the best chance to win. Talking to Mike Tannenbaum on. It's not Spain fits the Dan Le Batard show but she says being I'm Jason. Force of habit already. So Mike the game, the game starting just a couple of days. But one thing we haven't talked a lot about his officiating had some officials opt out a little curious what you expect from officials that also haven't had any preseason time to get ready to get themselves in game shape what do you expect from officiating? You Jesus. That's a really interesting question We're GONNA see some things, Thursday night that we just are going to have to be growing pains grassy in the kicking game tackling, and we're GONNA see in officiating Football. Game repetition. Team speed and it's just gonNA take a while. So I think we're seeing some calls that are missing I. Think importantly, you know this whole controversial pass interference rule replay. You know now it's back to on the field which I think we all believe that's where it should be. So I think it's a good point. I think that's GonNa be a little bit of a work in progress as well. Mike we got to let you go. So I don't want to get too into the weeds here but I'm curious what you make of the practice squads this year and how things will be different for teams in terms of caring players in case of an otherwise. It's interesting. You look around the league guys like Josh mccown, make it who is a great emergency core back that made a ton of sense to me, and then the see guys like Josh Rosen who only he could get through a situation where co developed and the next twenty years look back and say, wow, that was the best decision I made and I had a long and productive career in the NFL.
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"mike tannenbaum" Discussed on The Sporting Life with Jeremy Schaap
"A pleasure to welcome back to the show one of our favorite and most frequent guests man who used to run the jets and the Dolphins Mike Tannenbaum Mike. Thank you for being with us into Germany and hope you and your family your chase been doing as well as possible. Thank you sir. Same same for you and your family. Y- This is going to be obviously very different. It is in I guess we're calling it. A virtual draft There's there's no central meeting place Picture being made from the homes. I guess of executives. I imagine summer. Probably go to the office to. I don't know the exact details. What what are your heat. What are you hearing from your former colleagues counterparts about how all of this is going to work and what concerns they might have yeah? I think everyone feels like within reason. They'll be able to make the picture. I think where it gets a little bit more complicated with trades because we're trades you know typically Jeremy you're you're dealing with the team below you or in front of you and you're having multiple conversations at the same time so I think to the extent that trades will feel a little bit different this year. I think that's where people are. Probably the most Hung Up. What about the technology? I mean there must be concerned. Seems like never expect something to work a certain way and especially when you're doing it the first time they're going to be glitches. There could be major consequences right if if the technology would of the cell phones aren't working right or the communication between the League and the teams Goodell. I guess we'll be at home in suburban New York. I need there must be some trepidation out there. I would imagine there surely is a and that's why there's GonNa be multiple layers here in Germany and turns out. They're going to have a phone as well as video conferencing. So what you're hearing from the Lee. The League is understandably usually fastidious. When it comes to rules and deadlines but I think they're gonNA have a lot more just common sense in terms of if someone if allying drops. The video conferencing goes out for whatever reason that they'll they'll allow him team to make pick because typically if you don't make your pick within the a lot of time then the next team can jump in front of you but nobody wants to see that happen this year especially just given the fact that a lot of these decision makers will be from their homes and not you know not all. It situations are created. Speaking with Mike Tannenbaum he is the former executive vice president football operations for the dolphins general manager of the New York jets and now. Spn commentator. And I'm sure you're talking again to a lot of Executives around the league in just General Terms Mike. How is this going to how this going to work? I mean you said they're gonNA have phone lines. Obviously they're gonNA have video but you know if you're the guy making the decision in that moment you gotTa make the pick and you've got scouts and you've got coaches and yeah I mean I know. Everybody has a different kind of draft room. How are they going to manage all just the communications when they're making those calls? Yeah I think what were your she a lot of this year and Kennedy Ohio. This was done. You know even in normal times everything. We'll be prepackaged. Which is you have a pretty good sense to say. Hey if we if we have these four players on the board we don't make trade. Let's decide ahead of time here. The four we're GONNA take in exactly what order so just in case something happens and again you know we lose align. The video conferencing goes out. We will have our decisions literally prepackaged and then there's something really really weird would happen and those four players are gone for whatever reason you know then ultimately the general manager just has to pull the trigger and you know the steward of the franchise do what's best but I think you'll see you know you'll have team say hey we're going to go with these four guys these five guys in this order. I I think they're probably a lot of people out there who are going to be watching the draft who who are in some part of them for the amusement factor are hoping to see some kind of a glitch when you're watching. Are you expecting to see something like that happened? I think when it's all said and done something will happen somewhere along the lines that you know two teams. We'll call it the same play your or I mean if all those perfect then let's tip our hats in the league and more people more poorly to the great. It people but at some point you know some player. Big a call from two teams just seems like over the course of three days. And several rounds. You know something can happen. I'd say Mike many many years ago I was the host of a draft Not on ESPN It was on the Internet. I it was the initial Israel Baseball League draft. I think it was the only Israel. Baseball League draft and Dan Duquette was in charge of the League. And we were doing it. I think from Cardozo Law School in downtown New York and it was all done over the Internet and he drafted for all the teams which is a different situation of I don't really know what I'm saying. Other than I wanted to bring up the old Israel Baseball League virtual dragons and done before but it was less complicated situation and dare I say less consequential. We had Jim Nagy on the show earlier and he was saying that he thinks this is a great draft And he also said that he thinks you can get players in the second and third round. It's a special draft in the sense that the deceleration between the players are going to be available in the second and third rounds is not that great from the players available in the first round. How do you feel about that assessment? I think certain positions I think falls off quickly at corner for example I figure falls off quickly at a pass rush but as it relates to. Let's say receiver or running back. I think that's pretty much true so I think we're seeing a lot of strategy. I think we're seeing how to really really good receivers go You know in the second third round guys that could come in and play and I think that's why you go back to veteran free agency TERMI and we saw a lot of receivers not get what they wanted. Because teams are looking at this year as receivers say like we. We should help ourselves. You know later on we you were making these calls yourself. Mike and you were assessing talent at the receiver position You know They're obvious factors that way into any kind of decision like that. But what were the things that were most important to you? I think it came down to really just a couple of fundamental things Taliban character and one steps before beating your baseline town like how good of a player are you. And then the character sets ceilings. Meaning how hard are you GonNa work? Will you avail yourself to resources to make yourself the best player possible and the more you can have a high floor and a high ceiling? That was out. You know. Obviously the best case scenario but I think this year what we're GonNa see in particular is. I believe we're going to see a lot of high floor players meaning players. That aren't risky players. That should for whatever reason have at least a solid career come from big schools You don't have to project a lot because not being able to get your hands on these players as much as you typically can I think is gonNA lead to a little bit more conservative. Serve decision making so. It really benefits Those players who are national TV every week played it. Big Programs is what you're saying the small school guys This this is not a good situation for them. Correct and I think for players to really unusual Situation with injury and doctors not being able to examine the player. I think it's going to hurt him in particular Even with all the other ways that you can assess that and all the other ways. They're trying I if they can't have their own doctors it. It's just another question mark that doesn't get answered and so it affects it that I mean that all makes sense. Yeah and and and again because you're dealing with such consequential decision making In terms of taking that player in the top five I think this year that injury particular. It's GonNa be hard to track that player so high. We're speaking with Mike Tanenbaum. Formerly the general manager the jets and the head of football operations with Miami Dolphins more than two decades in the NFL NOUN ESPN commentator. As the draft approaches Thursday night. We talked about this earlier in the show as well Mike. The talent versus character equation and talent is much easier to assess. Obviously when you talk about character and when you talk about adaptability To the situations one faces as a professional athlete in the team environment. Everything else How how do you come to decisions as an executive that you feel comfortable with assessing those things? When you know so much of it has to be guesswork Character ultimately in life. Germy comes down to how you treat people that can help you. How do you treat the waiter waitress? The bus driver the cab driver and when you're with a team work really really hard to try to figure that out so that's the part that You spend a lot of time with you. You rely on your area scouts. I was in an interesting situation. Going back to two thousand sixteen where Laremy. Tunsil had a video. That came out shortly before the draft. He had obviously hit a bump in the road and we relied on his character from his area. The the Scots report was very good and he was a good personality. Made a mistake. We drafted him when he was the Best Player. Town of refresh my memory Mike. I remember vaguely tunsil video. What was it so he was smoking with a gas mask on and it just looked awful. The time the optics was terrible and You know a lot of teams were scared away to draft the player. Even though he was he was the best player on our board. He was the best player on team. Sports and Became a great opportunity for us all the way thirteen. And we've got literally the best player on the board at thirteen without making a trade. Who's the guy out there this year that as an evaluator of football talent you're excited about? Who falls into kind of the sleeper category? Well asleep very bored but I because you know Jeremy. We talk a lot about how. There's like position less players now on offense someone like deebo. Samuel or even tyreek Hill Christian McCaffrey to a certain extent. Those are positioned less players on the offensive side of the ball. I think is as soon as could be on defense. He says you're good athlete. He can move around so much I think he's a guy that really could play A number of position so I can't wait to see what he looks like at the next level. We'll what where does he ended up spending most of his time lining up the the Isaiah Sims? The great player at a Clemson. I think he'll start off. Probably a safety athletically. He could do so much he can walk out and cover receivers man to man he can blitz. He could play in the box There's very few people like him if at all and He he's. He's a lot of fun to watch it. I know you know just being around some really creative defensive coaches people like ESPN REX. Ryan or Eric Mangini. Every day. Every week that game plans to look a little bit different and I'm really really excited to see what he could do as a pro player. Well it's going to be an interesting drafts in many respects Mike. We always appreciate your insights here on the show. Thanks for taking the time for us. Okay thanks so much for having me. I'm Jeremy CHIAPPA and you can listen to new editions of the sporting life every Saturday and Sunday morning on ESPN radio and ESPN APP. Beginning at six. Am Eastern time..
Jaguars ship Nick Foles to Bears, one year after signing him to $88m deal
"Radio Brady of course not the only quarterback who's on the move this week Evers teddy Bridgewater Marcus Mariota and now Nick Foles balls is heading to Chicago the bears pulling off a trade with Jacksonville Chicago gives up a compensatory fourth round pick in return for getting Nick Foles so what happens now in Chicago here's our Mike Tannenbaum and feel gates there's a restart because in in our last show we had a debate about whether we think this is Nick Foles job immediately or whether we think this is competition to pursue the starting job and he admits will battle it out during offseason workouts if we have them and then eventually during training camp if that goes on as scheduled I look at it like this the bears were settling if they stuck surface did that with Mitch Trubisky yep the rosters to well fortified in too many spots and there were too many obvious concerns and trade you're right right pace may forever have to live with the idea that he took Mitch Trubisky ten slots ahead of Patrick Mahomes and deshaun Watson we get and traded up one of the first round pick to move up one slot to get him really I'm just gonna put but it's over it's done with that I've been two thousand and seventeen fun ways to win football games and salvage I mean it and we talk about this during lunch again the like you know Matt Ryan pays to be feeling the heat a little bit right now right he knows he's got to win this year and this division is not a cake walk you've got a good Vikings team made the playoffs last year an actual Packers team within its energy efficient game last year this is not an all in move but this is a movie you have to make to put yourself back in the mix to be competitive and allow yourself to playing January football Soldier Field again they had to make so I had to make a move etrade you said what is it on the play calling which basically was a three year starter they had one winning season when I was at the Dauphin two years ago were playing against him we want him to throw the ball down the field to the left he couldn't do that he he was thirtieth in the league in average yards per attempt that's a critical statistic that compresses the field and the other thing about Ryan pace the fields point which is your locker room keeps your general manager there is a check and balance they have a championship defense to Ryan pace's credit he could walk into that locker so he felt we could go win with Mitch Trubisky after we have three years of a sample set now you walk and say Hey this guy's won a Super Bowl we have a real chance now it injects energy into that whole program it also has three years left on the contract with twenty one million guaranteed the falls also has the ability now to avoid the deal after either of the first two years in Chicago depending on his
"mike tannenbaum" Discussed on The Sporting Life with Jeremy Schaap
"Nfl with our own. Mike Tannenbaum a longtime NFL executive one of our NFL insiders. Mike thank you for joining us here on the sporting life. Hey great to be with you. Jeremy How are you? I'm great. I'm great and it's always a pleasure having you on the show. You have such keen insights into what's going on so I'm going to lay it all out there Is Tom Brady? Ever GonNa play for the Patriots again. I believe so. I think when the rubber meets the Road Jeremy I think he stays there. They have a good offensive line especially if David Andrews. They'RE TALENTED CENTER COMES BACK. They COULD FRANCHISE THEIR GUARD. Joe -TUNI- so when it's all said and done I would think he'll be back. I know other see differently but We will find out soon enough. If it's not New England for Brady and there have been so many other destinations that have been thrown into the conversation. How do you handicap it? If it's not New England I say on paper. Tennessee makes a ton of sense because micro their head coach he was defensive coordinator New England John Robinson knows him from his days in the New England. Front office I think one team. That's another radar that makes a ton of sense to me is Tampa Bay because last year. They were eighth overall defense a tenth of a defense in their last eight games. The two really good receivers in Chris Godwin Mike Evans. I got a couple of good tight end. Jay Howard Cameron brats so I think Tampa Bay could make a lot of sense as well. And what does that mean? Exactly In terms of the future of Jameis Winston. Yeah big variable heading into free agency. There's so many things to like about James. Obviously the three touchdown passes but I was raised in this business Oftentimes your opponents GonNa lose a game you ever have to win it. And obviously the thirty interceptions seven pick sixes if they just had a B- quarterback last year with that underrated defense. They would have competed for a playoff position. We're speaking Tanenbaum bound the former. Nfl Executive who is now in ESPN NFL insider and that raises. The question. Did Jamie's Winston situation. He's not the only one out there at what point as an executive of for Front Office and coaching staff. When when did they have to make the decision in terms of the development of somebody? You've invested in. You used a high draft pick on at the quarterback position where you're GONNA you're all in or it's time to move on. How how hard is it to make that decision Mike Jeremy? That's one of the hardest decisions to make. When when do you give up on the young hopeful ascending player in particular? When you look at the quarterback position rich Gannon Vinny Testaverde. You know to a certain extent you could make the argument for a Ryan Fitzpatrick. Sometimes it just takes a while and he has project talent so I think it's a painful difficult decision but I think you go back to his Florida state. He has turned the ball over a lot and If I was Tampa Bay given how well they play defensively. I would make change at this point in the year and we're talking in the first week of March to combine his over. The draft is still. What like six weeks away. Something like that. What does it look like in an NFL office At this point on the calendar by far the best time of year this is when you're putting your strategy together and you're juxtaposing free agency and the draft and what I mean by that when you look at the middle class of the veteran wide receiver market and just to pick a name Robbie Anderson by opinion. He lost a ton of money based on the depth of the draft at that position. Because if you need a representative wide receiver you can certainly get one in the third or fourth round this year's draft not pay a Robbie Anderson type and then go spending your money someplace else. This is a year in which there is. It seems beyond a consensus. It's unanimity that Joe. Borough should be number one pack. How do you feel about that? Conventional Wisdom and the fact that it's entirely unopposed. Well there's two concerns you would have one is urban. Meyer knows a lot about quarterback. Playing show boasts started his career at Ohio state Germany and transfer because he couldn't beat out Twain Haskins That that's a little bit of concern during housings is certainly a good player. I certainly wouldn't put him in the League category. And then secondly he had when you're a fantastic production and Mike and would take Joe Bird just to be clear but if Justin Herbert was playing quarterback at Lsu behind that line in those weapons not so sure how much different the result would have been silly. Where is Herbert's stock right now? It's extremely high with me. Because of his character his production has prototypical size if you look at how the season in particular PAC twelve championship game against Utah Rose Bowl against Wisconsin. Mvp of senior bowl threw the ball very well. Last week in Indy. So I think he's competitive. I think he's answered the bell every step of the way and I don't know what he's missing. Someone's going to have to show me why he should be a top five pick. We're speaking again with Mike. Tannenbaum in my The combine as I said is over. Who who gained the most at the combine? Who Stock went up the most After that experience I would say maybe an ambush priority high candidate but maybe MCI Becton three hundred sixty four pound offensive Lineman from Louisville. Who ran a five one? That's faster than Jimmy. Garoppolo at three hundred sixty four pounds crazy. I mean like if you really just think about that. I mean that's insane. So he was a good player. Had an through it but just to see that happen is is fascinating. I'm curious maybe it's because I'm I'm going to speak to him for outside the lines tomorrow in Atlanta. But I'm going to talk to Jalen hurts. Who's had one of those interesting college careers anyone's ever had of course At Alabama than Oklahoma this season runner up for the heisman trophy As a graduate transfer over there didn't have to sit out He's been a winner. But you know you mentioned Joe Borough. Getting bench for you know not winning the job against Wayne Haskins at Ohio state. Obviously he lost the job to to a at Alabama. Apparently he had a great combine. What are your thoughts about? Jalen hurts very intriguing to me. The axiom the tape sets the floor and the character says the ceiling it really applies to him from a standpoint of threw the ball better than I thought he broke a lot of tackles playing quarterback at both Alabama and Oklahoma. I would love to take him in the third or fourth round see work ago. There was another player. Josh Dobbs whose draft in the fourth round by Pittsburgh he gets traded Jacksonville. Very intriguing player that keeps getting better and better. Josh Dobbs has incredible character. I put it up there. Jalen hurts and I think hurts is really really intriguing to me. Of course everything we're talking about. These could all be moot points if things don't go well in terms of labor negotiations at this point or over the next twelve months and where it stands now as we speak on a Wednesday march fourth we understand a full vote of the rank and file the two thousand players approximately in the NFL. Pa is coming soon on the proposal that the owners offered up a couple of weeks ago. Where do you see this going? I hope it gets done. I've negotiated for years Jeremy. I don't think it's a perfect deal but there are no perfect deals and when you look at apples to apples a player that's coming in this year as a rookie increase the minimum wage to earn an additional four hundred ninety five thousand dollars and sixty percent of the. Nfl makes the minimum. So there's some give and take there obviously with the seventeen games but when you look at the last less padded practices. I think that helps us. Preseason game not overly consequential but certainly helps you look at some of these health sort of proxies that they have in there in terms of additional coverage. They have Places where players could get free screening for. I believe it's life or at least for twenty years so there's a lot of subtle things in there. In addition the Additional roster spots a couple of dishes practice squad players so again. Do think it's a perfect deal. Jeremy No I think it's it's a pretty good deal for both sides. It's interesting to me Mike. Right because you could argue the biggest story in sports in this country last twelve thirteen fourteen years has been the advancement of our knowledge about the effects of brain trauma. And football's been right in the middle of that story and anecdotally anyway. This point a couple weeks after this. Cba was offered up this proposal by the owners and the League It seems like The younger players Who AREN'T SUPERSTARS? Who aren't rich are going to be willing. That's the way you know. It's been handicapped so far to sign off on that seventeenth game and the extra playoff games. Now there are some things on the other side of the health equation you know. We're going to limit practices. May maybe take away one of the preseason games I understand. Does it surprise you. Will it surprise you Mike? If the players agree to more games even set against the backdrop of what we now know about head trauma and also. I should say what we don't know. Well that's a very interesting point. I think more than the number of games germy. It's about how we play in practice. I think Roger Goodell's been excellent as a thought leader in this space in terms of the game is a lot safer Just in terms of where you could hit a player helmet-to-helmet contact how we practice is dramatically. Better there's a lot less contact overall in practice. So I think if we get away from the actual number of games and really keep focusing on how we play when we do play is more important and I think we've gone to a place where the game still exciting. It's the best sport in the world and it's again I.
Bengals at the Combine in Indianapolis, taking a closer look at Joe Burrow
"With us here from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis where we will be all week so much going on. I'm waiting next with Adam. Schefter Louis Riddick Todd mcshay and Mike Tannenbaum just to catch you up right now. Here's what's happening today in Indianapolis. It will be a very busy week. At Five o'clock eastern though owners are expected to meet players to talk about the new CBA which could expand the playoffs and move to a seventeen game regular season. We've got forty seven. Nfl head coaches and GMT. We'll be talking today. You're also hear from SEC. Standouts Joe Borough and to a ton of Aloha who also addressed the media earlier today. Jonesboro put on an absolute show as you know on route to a national championship for Lsu setting an FBI. Single season record with sixty touchdown passes and Ditto. While completing a whopping seventy six percents of his passes and not only that but bro won the heisman trophy in dominant fashion receiving a record ninety point seven percent of the first place votes here. Our previous comments from Joe Borough on February seventeenth during a reception. For the Davey. O'brien award. He had this to say I do have leveraged the Bengals have their process and I have my process. We haven't even gotten to the combine yet. There's a lot of things that happened. Leading up to the draft. A lot of information gathered bras. Mother Robin shot down the idea. Her son does not want to play for the bengals. Saying we have no idea where that came from. It's a story out there that has created that doesn't have any substance at least from our perspective here Hasbro earlier today here at the combine. Of course I want to be the first pick. That's that's every kid's dream you know I've worked really really hard for this opportunity and I'm blessed to be in this position. I'm a ball player. Whoever picks me on my go show up? How play whoever for forever dressing? You know. I'm just not going to be presumptuous. About what they WANNA DO I. It's the draft. You guys have been covered it for a long time and you never know what's going to happen so we played a month longer than everyone else and everyone else's been training a month longer than us you know. I wanted to put. I don't I didn't think I'd be able to put my best foot forward here at the combine so I wanted to wait till pro day had another whole month of training and just be the best that I could be when everyone when. Everyone's eyes are on me. You know coming in. If you're the number one pick the teen is picking number one. Is there for a reason? So you're going to have to come in. There's going to be ups and downs and you've got to stay steady through the process. Our research tells us about Joe. Borough is his own man. He's not going to be talked into saying things for other people's benefits so if that's what he said. That's that's fantastic. I'm looking forward to getting to know him getting to meet him through. The process haven't been able to sit down with them yet. But we've got that on the horizon. We'll talk more about Joe. Boroughs plans to hold off throwing here at the combine. But might I'll start with you in terms of do you want? Do you not want to play for the being. You have any issues at all with where we landed at least at this point. No I mean as I said last week Joe Borough at the end he does not have leverage. The bengals have the first pick in the draft. If they want to draft. Joe Joe Borough. That's where he's GonNa go now with that. Said I think it's incumbent upon sack Taylor in the Bengal organization to create the Right Environment. Where he could come in and they could build something sustainable and truly transformative so. I think where we wended. Wendy is appropriate last week. He could've handled that better but to Joe Boroughs credit. I think they tweak things I think they're in a good spot now. He's been well-coached past week. Tower doesn't it. Yeah and Adema to your Do All your contacts. It appears that borough likely young he's projected pick. I still think that's where the bengals ultimately go. And they're sitting there and that's about this a team that needs somebody to revitalize that franchise and they are expected to look to trade Andy Dalton at some point this off season and so when you're sitting there in division with Lamar Jackson there in Baltimore think that they know that they have to get somebody in there. That's going to put some points on the Board Baker Mayfield Cleveland and this is going to be the pick for the Cincinnati bengals. Even Joe was considering trying to exercise some kind of leverage really the only leverage you have is withhold your services and not playing not report even if he was thinking along those lines. Let's say he's doing a deep dive trying to figure out exactly. Just what the Cincinnati offer as far as developing me as a quarterback. Could you blame him? Could you really blame him for wanting to dig? Deep on exactly what? What does the future going to look like during over the course of my rookie contract with this football team would exactly? What exactly is Mike Brown's commitment to go ahead and building out this roster around me because we all know a lot of what's going to happen to him has nothing to do with him and has everything to do with everything that's going to be around him. Just look at the past three or four drafts. And how certain players have benefited from going to certain to certain teams? Just look at l a look at the difference between jar rookie year in his second year. Sean mcvay came in. It flipped his rookie year. People were saying Jared Goff to Canada. All of a sudden his second year is like. Oh wait a minute. Maybe he's not so bad you couldn't blame him. If that was a thought Lewis to that point I also think an opportunity. If you're Zach Taylor to say hey what's happened in the past. It's irrelevant we're going to myself with you and we're going to build something great and we can't worry about what's happened before we have a lot of work to do. But if I'm the bengals if I have a hey coach Taylor. That's worked with quarterbacks. Like you mentioned Jared Goff Joe Boroughs Billy and character. That's a great opportunity for the bengals. Sino three things one. Is that if something were to go on with. The bengals is not going to happen in public and this has been addressed in the past week if it's going to happen behind the scenes so whatever we hear from this point on. Don't even don't even look at it. Don't think about it because it has nothing to do with with what is going on behind the scenes. The second thing is this guy's different cab he beats. It goes a Beatles drummer. He doesn't care what anyone else has done. In the past what everyone else is GonNa do in the future? He's going to do what's best for Joe Borough but the third thing I know about him is he's a football guy he's his. His brothers played linebacker at safety at Nebraska. His Dad's a almost four decades coach in football. He's a football guy at its core. He's from Ohio. Obviously I think when it's all said and done he winds up going in Cincinnati if he's number one overall pick but again. If it's GonNa Happen it's GonNa Happen. Not In the media. It's GonNa happen behind the scenes again. Joe Bro not expected to throw on Thursday. He said he just wasn't ready yet. Not a huge deal. Sam Darnold Kyla Murray. The last two years have opted not to throw here at the combine as well. What did make headlines on Sunday? Oddly enough pros hand measurements the measurable quarterbacks took place on Sunday on the smaller side. Love listen here's what he said after it was suggested his aunt size was small considering retirement after. I was informed that we slipping out of my tiny hands. Please keep me in your thoughts while he's got good company because here's what Super Bowl fifty four. Mvp Patrick Mahomes had to say who had just slightly larger hands than did borough my small Andrew doing great so far all right he should say believe in yet. Here's borough earlier today addressing his hands. Yeah I mean these measurements you can. You can take so much from them if it's a glaring issue on film with turnovers. Yeah it's probably an issue but I didn't have a lot of fumbles or anything like that so I just tried to make a little joke out of it I think it's a non factor I don't get paid to talk about. Measurements and analyze. The measurements like played to play football. So that's what I'm GONNA do. I look we're not gonNA make too much of this question. Well yet about what? They actually do what they're actually measuring here so worry not. We've got a ruler. We've got Louis at. I mean really what you're really trying to do is just trying to measure the expense of someone and they put it down on the ground and you actually hear about guys actually doing hand exercises to stretch their hand as wide as possible although when you're grabbing a football you're actually going to measure from the tip of the thumb to the tip of the Pinky here and this is hard because this is a hard rule and you can't really get good accurate measuring you look tired type by just under nine right. Look I'll give you a non center's Oh that's attention and would have actually done something with my. I mean what's interesting when you watch the tape of Joe Borough? There are situations where people come from behind strip him when he's trying to move up in the pocket and run. I mean that's going to happen if you have nine if you have ten inches so I mean it's not a glaring obvious problem as far as him on the football field and that's why I think it's really. It's just going to be something that will hopefully wind up forgetting about certain the biggest thing is and you know this with all of these drills you know as well. Mike you go back to the tape and you're trying to find something after the fact that says okay. Now I'm going to look specifically at these things so you're gonNA look cold weather rain and then ball security and Joe Boroughs as good as any college quarterback you're ever going to see in the pocket in terms of two hands on the ball and protecting the ball. I saw him in two thousand eighteen the last weekend. In September against Ole Miss. You can go back and watch the tape. My suit was soaking wet when I did the open of that game. It was pouring rain driving rain in anyone who says it doesn't rain in Baton Rouge on a Saturday night is lying to you. Because it poured and he completed seventy two percent of his throws with three touchdowns and zero interceptions in that game. So you go back to the tape and you try to look at these things and what the tape tells you is. He's just fine. You know I had a theory here. I have an interesting experience with hand size so I was forced out in two thousand eight. We were we trade for Brett Farve and just as a fan of sport. I can't wait to go out to the first practice and watch Brett farve throw. There's nothing physically imposing about breath and he goes out there and he's throwing Abe I've ever seen and I ask them like what is the value. Where's this philosophy comes from it? He said you know what Mike I have long fingers and I actually couple of football the way a lot of people throw a softball. I could actually be over the top and that's where I get all my philosophy from just watching my practice. It was unbelievable to watch though. I know as Lewis show. There's a tradition of how we measure hands but finger. Length is actually an underrated aspect of playing quarterback so far so far small hands but long fingers and you know what my pinky and all the time strong throwing football pictures of the five. It's easily the least important finger in the hand and I can't remember it ever being a big factor. It's all there in the grip. The pinky to me doesn't matter. It's archaic. How we're measuring the quarterback's hand span now with that. Said there's thirty four quarterbacks in the last fourteen years who have been drafted that have had hands of nine inches and smaller and really only two of them had any sort of Sustained Success Ryan. Tannehill is one of them and Jared. Goff is the other. That's it so there are thirty two out of thirty four. Who have failed. But are we going to say that he's going to the Joe Boroughs? Not GonNa have success because his hands tells me that the reason for their failure wasn't because they were nine inches weight.
"mike tannenbaum" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"I had a dream last night about the show that STU gods was filling in for Joe Buck on his podcast. Alison called me to tell me what a great jobs to Gotz did. And I realized this dream because Alison would never praise. God would never fill in for Joe Bucks podcast that may or may not even exist and if I did it wouldn't be good back through a lot of factual errors in your dream. What a weird dream? Yeah Stugatz at the height of your fantasies gear. Well maybe it was a nightmare. I don't know it happened even when I was asleep. Thank you get. This is the Dan Le Batard show with two guys on. ESPN radio I'm Anthony soldier voices going out but we're we still got you here. Mike Tannenbaum former. NFL General Manager again. We're filling in for Jan Lebatardshow here on the Dan Le Batard are Josue guts on. ESPN radio earlier. We heard from Ed. Ores Ron head. Coach Avella's you. Who sat down on championship drive with Davis? He talked about the matchup with Clemson the national championship game. Here's now daboh Sweeney on championship. Drive with with Davis Devo and you come off a game like the wind against Ohio state that took such a physical toll little extra time. How do you guys approached recovering? Well a lot OUGHTA sleep on the plane riding back and gave them off Monday and Tuesday. They were completely off the players so a couple days to just rest and recover. You know they've been over here doing some you know Pre Hab type stuff that they always do taking care of their bodies and then And then today the staff We'll get our first chance to get with them. We'll have meetings only So they're coming in later on this afternoon so they really had Monday Tuesday day and today off We'll come in this afternoon. Just have meetings and then we'll get back on the field tomorrow so just bigger saying just give them some time to to rest Unbelievable gain ain't physical game and But we'll we'll be excited to get back Going in and really to see him for the first time this afternoon depollute over two weeks to get ready for Lsu when you've seen them this year. I'm sure whether it's watching games or highlights when you when you turn on the film. What's what what are the things that stand out in this match up between your team and and this This LSU team you're GONNA face well. How many very similar to what we saw last week incredibly Balance a very complete football team. I mean Their quarterback is playing just an unbelievably high level. Incredibly efficient accurate. He's very smart decision. -sition maker Keep them in the right play. All the time they empower him a lot to do that He creates his legs Very good running back back Their offensive line big strong physical They had won a whale award One to six elite wideouts got a great eight tidy in. I mean there's really no weakness there and then aroma defensive side they are massive massive upfront in that D. Align they've got great depth again just big and strong and fast and athletic linebackers and and outstanding in the secondary. They got guys that can that can running in cover and So just a just a very complete football team Just like the team that we saw last week who I thought was outstanding as well. Well W quarterback Trevor Lawrence after that targeting hit. He was on the ground hurt days confused. He said that he went to the sideline. When he was able the gathering himself? He was Kinda pissed off and that kind of woke him up and he changed. Tell us what did you see from your quarterback after that hit. I mean I didn't really see anything different. I thought his approach was the same the whole way I mean he said that you know it just kind of made him mad you know he was bill taking like hey they you know they knocked him out or whatever So I just think more of any if anything just just his resolve and his will to win was just strengthen within that much more than it already was and it was just it was it was a it was a a man who was the heavyweight. Bout A man's a huge game lots of momentum and obviously to get down sixteen. Nothing and I would say most teams would fold But to see our guys Keep their poise and keep battling and and Now we need it was that one spark and down sixteen nothing and then going twenty. Nine seven Ryan I think that says all you need to know about that quarterback That we got in data. It'll you'll be heading back into the building and what you want a national championship as a player. LSU and Clemson coming up on January thirteenth. Appreciate your time and happy New Year you got to look forward to happy new year to everyone out there go tigers are that was. That was Reese Davis Championship drive with Jabots Weena. The head coach of Clemson Michael Keaton. Excuse me and my co host today. Mike Tannenbaum former. NFL General Manager. Anthony Salter on the Dan. Le Batard show was. God's Are Mike we've been doing and football frenzy all season long and I know for prediction standpoint. You're well ahead of me when it comes through correct predictions. I'm going to challenge you today though. There are four College Football Playoff Games. I'm sorry not ballgames. We are going to make make predictions against the spread to wrap things up all right. I'm going to challenge you on. This is this like a new year sort of like fresh slate for you is that is that is that thought process. That's exactly right. I'm hitting the reset button here. Bring it on a trite. I'm going to try to get the best of my Tanenbaum. who is a genius when it comes to football predictions all right Michigan Alabama and the Virgo Citrus Bowl? Alabama is minus a seven. And a half. Who Do you have like Alabama lay the points with Alabama seven and a half? Yeah Alabama's the better team. You Know Bolt Bowl Games are always a hard just even from a scheduling perspective. Like how many times you WANNA go see a game watch somebody play. And then they don't play for whatever reason so you never know like who may be pulled or or what happens. But I like Alabama Michigan and right. There is why I'm GonNa Take Michigan. I think I think the games more for Michigan than it does Alabama. I'll take the seven and a half points and by the way all these. All these lines are from Caesar's Casino in Sports Book. So I got Michigan plus seven and a half you got Alabama seven and a half Minnesota and Auburn Auburn. Auburn is laying seven points similar. Alabama's Line Auburn is favored by seven. I'm going to take Minnesota in this game. I think motivation ovation also factors in here. I think it's a big opportunity for that Minnesota Program to win eleven games as he does a for the first time. I'm what since one thousand nine hundred four is what we've been talking about throughout the course of the day to day. I like Minnesota plus the seven. I think they keep a close against Auburn. Who got to keep things okay? I'll take Auburn so okay. I'll go. SEC SEC big ten big ten heart -Sconsin we're going to big ten. Wisconsin is laying fielder minus three against Oregon got. Oh I gotta go with Oregon. I've been all in on Justin. Herbert I do like Jim Leonard a lot. JIM LOVES THE UP AND COMING. Defensive Coordinator the Wisconsin Badgers one of my former guys. He'll be head coach. He'll be a great head coach when he becomes one That should be a great game. I'm really looking forward to see that. You know Y Wisconsin Johnson's number one in the country in blessing efficiency and just in Herbert's hole in his game is dealing with the blitz. So it's really a great opportunity for Herbert. That should be a great game. I'm really really looking forward to watching that That's a great match up I like Oregon but boy that that just as a fan of the sport that that's a game I'm looking forward to seeing. Yeah that's the Rose Bowl presented by more northwestern mutual by the way Minnesota Auburn is the outback bowl. Our last one allstatesugarbowl Guy Wisconsin. I and I'm not. I'm not just fading U.. I like Wisconsin Defense Against Justin Herber Roseville allstatesugarbowl Baylor in Georgia. Baylor is plus four. And a half against Georgia's Georgia's favorite. Who Do yet? I believe Georgia's seeing some guys here so I gotta go with Baylor I will say this if the team gets full team. I really like Georgia. But I think they're going to be missing. Both of their tackles and I think Baylor Baylor can have more of a full squads. I'll go with them. Yeah same I like Baylor as well. So we'll we'll throw that one out because Georgia. Yeah as you as you just noted Mike..
"mike tannenbaum" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"All vote phone guests join US via the Shell Pennzoil Performance Line Anthony soldier alongside former. NFL General Manager. Mike Tannenbaum mom filling in for the guys today. Hope you're having an excellent new year's coming off a safe and eventful night has night all right Mike and we just got done hearing cocoa. LSU Talk about the the Clemson matchup when you watch Lsu. And I know you've been a big proponent of tigers all season long big big proponent of Joe Boroughs well when you look at this National Championship match-up does Clemson stand any any shot of beating. LSU Or as Lsu just flat unbeatable fish point. Oh absolutely you know again. That's over civil. I think Trevor Lawrence has never lost a game so an we asked. This question should early to bobby carpenter. So if there's a four point differential amid thirty go you gotta go seventy five yards for a winning touchdown who who would you rather have. It's probably Joe Borrow this year but it's awfully close. We're talking about barring an unforeseen development anthony the to number one picks and backed back. NFL The draft in their prime on prime time. It's it's an incredible stage. I think it's good. Come down. Who can make the last stop Kinda like Turner intercepting the passing Justin Austin fields last week? The clemson safety for the game clinching interception so I think absolutely clemson has a chance. And here's why Travis. At the end I think him and the Andrea Andrea Swift or the clash of the running back class this year. I think they're clearly head of JK Darwin's who I do like but Ed T. and alone can control the game and he could LSU has an improving defense. That's coach Odorata Lou to earlier but if Clemson can run the ball the best way stop Joe. Borough is going back for years in Maryland. The New York giants beat the Buffalo Bills in the super bowl and they had the ball for thirty seven. Thirty eight minutes. That's if we're talking about the national champion Clemson. Tigers figures look for time of possession as a big factor in that you know. I agree first and foremost I agree with you in that Clemson does does have a shot. Do we not what do we do. We now remember what happened last year when everybody was on Alabama and Sabin and book it that revenge revenge factor that Alabama has coming off of the walls to Clemson the year prior and the national championship game in them with a freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence and Clemson got it done and it wasn't particularly particularly close. If we're writing off Clemson or if anybody's writing off Clemson I think that would be a mistake. Bread Venables the defensive coordinator for Clemson. I thought Mike and tell me what you think. I thought that he did an excellent job. As the game. Moron against Ohio state figuring out ways to attack just field. The talented dual author quarterback for Ohio. State he sent more pressure he he knows that he's got a gamble in certain spots and certainly as the athletes to do so joe boroughs it was gonNA make place. We know that he's made plays all season long. They just put up sixty three on Oklahoma but Oklahoma is in the same class. When you talk about about Clemson's defense but the point that you just hit on I thought is excellent when Lsu took on Ole miss earlier this year ole all miss rush for like over two hundred yards against Lsu? Now they couldn't stop Joe Borough and wound up being another victory for the Tigers. Bought not running the ball effectively. Does two things for Clemson one as you noted it keeps jober on. LSU's offense on the sidelines. To if you're in possession of the football Iran in that clock consistently and you can shorten up the game and not provide so many opportunities for Joe Borough and Lsu and Travis each who's coming off an excellent game against. I'll stay in the running game in the passing game. Those interesting Mike. Trevor Lawrence was running the football as much. He was in that game as well with those two guys. I think that clubs and Ken were on the ball. Actively it's just a matter of if L. as you scores in a blink can clemson keep pace ace. That's my only question nobody's been able to keep pace with. LSU To this point you know. I think those are all fair points. But because of the explosive players. That clemson has has in Rawson Higgins. They they'll be able to answer the scores. I presume that Lsu's going. I was at the game last week. the Peach Bowl while they they you know I want you to the game. I watched the warm ups. I'm thinking myself I just don't see Oklahoma. Having the players on the back end and candidly look we could always talked about how would they be as an NFL team and physically upright. You know we're talking about kids going against grown men and and that's why ka-shing can never compete with a pro team. But but what I would say is when you look at Marshall You look at Justice in Jefferson and you look at your marches. There's no NFL team right now. That has three horns that can match up with them none so LSU's going to score in practice score against Oklahoma the score against Clemson they score against Alabama. They're gonNA score. But I do think clemson will be able to score and I think think they're going to be able to run the ball I think. LSU's defense has improved over the course of the year. Chasen's a really good pass rusher in particular they got a couple of really good corners. Derek sting leads can be a first first round pick when he's eligible But I think it's going to be a high scoring game and despite LSU's improved defense. I think Clemson's just two explosive on offense and I could could see this game being in the thirties. That's my Tannenbaum former. NFL General Manager. Here David Josie voices going out but were punching through it here. ESPN radio is presented by progressive insurance with insurance for cars homes boats motorcycles RV's and commercial vehicles at one eight hundred progressive and progressive as of Dot Com Mike. Let's talk a little bit too about the NFL draft. Because after Joe Borough takes on Clemson in the national championship game. He's likely to hear his name. Read off number one going to Cincinnati bengals or if the bengals decide to I don't know trade the trade that big. He certainly go number one when you. You've you've evaluated quarterback for a very long time listed with Joe Borough that I'm GonNa ask you another quarterback who situations a lot more convoluted when you look at Jonesboro borough can he make that transition from Lsu to the NFL and grapple with all that the high expectations of potentially being the number one overall pack. Why do There'd be a lot of questions I gotta say. Yes he would be my number one pick however I would have a couple of questions one is when he was at Ohio State. Why didn't he when the job when you talk about Dwayne Haskins J. T. Barrett. You're talking about two good. They're very good college. quarterbacks but not transformation talents and as good as job rose played and we heard from coach John Talk about. Wow this guy has been the great football player he's ever seen well. Assistant happened overnight. So how come. He couldn't win the job at Ohio State and last time I checked urban. Meyer knows what quarterback looks like. So that's question number one and then last year candidate he was good. Anthony wasn't great and again. That's nitpick here but if you're a great player if you're a truly great if you're Andrew Luck if you're John Elway you gotta pop right away so those would be the two questions that I would ask at least and we were talking talking to bobby carpenter height former. NFL Player obviously Knicks. How state we asked him earlier about? Joe Borough the offense in relation into the matchup with Clemson the national championship game but being able to play in Joe. Brady's passing game and and runs similar concepts substitute. What Sean Payton did in New Orleans is doing in New Orleans degrees? I would think that that that transition would be smooth the other quarterback that that I gotta ask you about and of course this this is where the convoluted par comes in is to a tongue of a lower. Let's say that his medicals clear. Let's say that while he might not be ready to play next season for an NFL team. He's going to be healthy enough at some point maybe a year and a half from now to start in the NFL. Your general manager if you have a first round pick where does to a tongue of a low of Alabama go well It's about about three things medical medical medical so we could get the medical cleared. Then no problem but you just concerned because it's an injury where it's it's the hip and it's not an area the by that's well vascular arised and therefore it's a little bit unpredictable. Hopefully he makes a full and complete recovery until we get that back Until we know that our doctors who signed off. It's really proceed with caution with him. That is for general manager. Mike Tannenbaum Anthony Sculpture Filling in for the guys on the Dan Le Batard show with Stugotz on. ESPN radio the ESPN APP and Sirius. Xm Channel Eighty Alabama place today against Michigan Michigan. In fact they're going to do so in less than an hour. Are we close to seeing the end of Alabama's dynasty last somebody who's close to the game today in in that situation next on the Dan Lebatard show wish to God's on Espn Radio ESPN APP. SIRIUSXM channel eighty STU.
"mike tannenbaum" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"Beautiful sounds on Christmas Eve as you listen to the Stephen a radio show on. ESPN radio ESPN APP and Sirius. Xm Channel Eighty. That was me playing the part of the girl the dumpster and that was early dumpster. The girl dumpster that was Mikey CR board OP. That's famous for not only the copious amounts of cigarettes that he smokes but the location in which he smokes them which tends to be by the dumpster. Because here and you've been on campus. Mike Tannenbaum we have these things that we call like smoking huts. There's like to smoking. Hunts basically bus stop you either standing there and smoke doc. Or you've smoked by the dumpster so because they have such a relationship that has been forged over time There's a bit of a rewrite on baby. It's cold outside and I was asked to take capably. Probably fill in as the dumpster and I took any opportunity to do that. Mike I wrote that and when I wrote it I had a vision in my head of of what I wanted and when I asked junior who should sing it. He immediately said L. Dunkin know whether to be like thankful for that or it's a feel really. He insulted and I said to him. I said I want it to sound like one thousand nine hundred twenty speakeasy lying on the piano with a sequin dress and just the re the the spotlight in the room. He Goes Yeah Dunkin and she came in and sang it now. She knew exactly what I want. Yeah well as soon as I saw what it was is I was like okay. Yeah I know what you want. You want the hit. The juxtaposition of he's a terrible singer and you want it to sound like the girl from baby. It's cold outside right just less you. You Know Times up movement but movement yeah exactly so it was certainly fun. We are filling in myself L Dunkin. Mike Tannenbaum from New York Four for Stephen a straight talk wireless runs on the same jail to eat networks for up to half the cost the unlimited plan with up to twenty five gigs of high speed data and then two G. for just forty five bucks a month no contract attract straight talk wireless only at Walmart the NBA is on ESPN. Radio's attune in.
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"The packers Akers became the kings of the north after defeating her cousins and the Vikings Twenty three to ten on Monday night football cousins. Now all one nine on Monday night football for his career about the Texans. Jj Awadh expected to return a practice today sources tell ESPN Corsi tourist pectoral muscle in week eight was placed on irs. was to be a three to four months injury But it's only been eight weeks so we'll see see the Seattle seahawks agree to a deal with marshawn lynch on Monday night they face the niners for the NFC West Division title on Sunday night. And Mike Tannenbaum because we've been tracking him all day. Hey according to Santa Tracker Santa is currently in Bhutan. Which of course is a small landlocked nation in Asia located in the eastern Himalayan mountains? Just south China
"mike tannenbaum" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"Night. You have one tonight right as well a game as you can see on e._s._p._n. To close out week number one and it's notre dame against louisville and remember the last time we saw aw the fighting irish they were being blown out by the national champion clemson tigers in the college. Football playoff in book is back. The defense had some losses but you still have some pieces there and i think the expectations clearly are still going to be there for this brian kelly football all team. I mean they're notre dame. There's always going to be expectations. Scott satterfield on the other hand making his debut as the coach of the louisville cardinals and they got a lot of work to do. I mean i mean that goes without saying. I mean louisville coming off of an extremely downward time in this program you know bobby. Pacino couldn't work his magic. The second time around and now it's onto scott got satterfield plate to see if he can build this program in the a._c._c. back to what they war and he had a good run. Remember appalachian state for a lotta years where they were you. You know the dragon slayer if you will getting some high profile wins along the way you know they've built that program with a nice reputation and now the task is going to be there again form at louisville. We'll see if he can do the same thing. They've had some turnover again on the defensive side of the ball. They've got their third defensive coordinator in as many seasons so you always wonder what type of carryover effect. That's that's gonna have for the players there so we're watching tonight of course at eight o'clock eastern on e._s._p._n. The fighting irish and the cardinals as far as what we saw here over over the weekend i mean we can talk about auburn an oregon and the thrilling finish with bone knicks. I mean let's let's be kind and we'll start there before we get into the bad right because there was some bad this weekend and you know where i'm going you people in knoxville. I'll get there in a second but as far as the auburn in the ore game game was on saturday night. You know that had everything that you want an early season out of conference college edged football game to be between a couple of teams that have some expectations look you know what this this season could potentially mean for gus malzahn. You know to have to win in with this team in the s._e._c. doing in the state of alabama. Were you know that there's going to be competition there each and every season and to break in quarterback in bonex chiefs with that touchdown pass to win the football game with less than two minutes ago and not only that to be able to overcome what by all accounts was pretty shaky game for the most part. I mean you go look at the news. Thirteen thirty one he finished thirteenth thirty one but he got better as the game went along and he got better when when the situation warranted it and he made the throws when he absolutely had to now. If you're an auburn fan today clearly you're thankful for oregon allowing you to get back into this football game because look mario cristobal. I think he's a good coach but as a whole he had a rough game the other night the way they manage that game especially in the second half the way they manage the clock timeout usage that sort of thing..
"mike tannenbaum" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"I not really you know getting news on and that's what they've done and coach. It is what it is and now how are we going to move forward wording and solve problems so i'm sure like everybody else. They were disappointed. They were surprised <hes> but then pay what we got two years you can we were set. We believe in frank reich we believe in the offense and there's really nothing else you can do then <hes> he got hurt yeah. Caffeine injuries are tough. We've talked talk about that a lot. 'cause you're not great. Let supply their their rehab is tricky unpredictable and i think for him. He felt like enough was enough. Cleveland browns have certainly been one of the darlings of the off season mike. Are you jumping on that train like everybody else. Do you think that all of this talent is finally going to manifest itself and bring a winner to cleveland for the first time in a very long time. I think they're going to be improved. <hes> mike insurers you. Are i think coaching still marriage. I think mike tomlin and john harbor to invest in our league and i think king-size a chance to be a good coach but <hes> i think they're better but <hes> <hes>. Let's just say let's proceed with caution. I agree with you on that one. <hes> you know it's quite a leap to automatically assume a team collection channel players in an organization which really has not had any winning for a good amount of time is going to be able to all just suddenly snap their fingers and then flip that page i i mean that's gonna take a long long long litany of losing to be able to overcome to just in one year say we've got this thing figured out and oh by the way there are a couple ah teams in that division mike. I'm sure you know quite well. Starting with the pittsburgh steelers who i think people are maybe given short change too and that probably would not be the wisest thing <unk> overlooking that steelers franchise losing robbery with them change replacing the valence misused retakes tapes and throwing around so explosive on offense defensively they trade for bush. I surrender out in michigan. The lead the pittsburgh steeler defense <hes>. I think then in baltimore being a little discounted in that division concerns about the browns offensive line so i think it'll be pretty competitive should be as always mike appreciate a couple of minutes of your time on this labor day. Joy the rest of it and we'll do it again soon. Thanks so much all right great. Thank you for having me all right. There's mike tannenbaum maria c. n. n._f._l. Front office insider here on the stephen a smith show on e._s._p._n. Radio and e._s._p._n. News and the funny thing about andrew luck situation and look. I think that it caught us all by surprise. When our own adam schefter broke that news on that saturday night that he was calling it quits and he was going to be retiring and now the colts are going to have to move on to jacoby..
"mike tannenbaum" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"The field sunday against the giants and i bring that up because you remember quite well of course back in two thousand ten with durrell rivas in his holdout with the jets he comes into camp very light right before the season starts week two against the patriots. He hurts his hamstring. Are you concerned at all. That may be the same thing would be in the cards for zeke zeke elliott with not having that football training up until now yeah. It's a fair point. I think that's why you could see him. Maybe being you know usually libya but maybe it's as a <hes> pass protector. Maybe it's the ten or fifteen most important plays of the game so it may not be <hes> you know full at you know once you know from day one but you know if they get back. Those are their first two games provisioning game so i'm sure we'll try and get him out there and she as possible it may be a little bit like all split shifts and you look at the schedule to certainly the one that jumps out eight is that week four matchup against the new orleans saints where you would really like to have number twenty one back in the fold by then when the schedule gets a little bit more daunting i mean giants redskins dolphins the first three no disrespect but those teams certainly are not expected to be competing for that big prize at the end of the year. You look another running back here and melvin gordon who is still staying away from the chargers. The team came out over the weekend and said that we're not gonna have any substantial. Central contract talks until the season is over. I guess that now his agent can go out and shop for a new opportunity and a trade but the the tricky part of it for the chargers. Mike i would think is twofold number. One who's going to pony up and give the chargers the compensation they want and then twofold also pay melvin elven gordon a contract that he wants yeah..
"mike tannenbaum" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"First hour we will keep the conversation going with our e._s._p._n. N._f._l. Analyst mike tannenbaum was nice enough to give us a couple of minutes here on this labor day mike. It's dan grassi here on the stephen smith show. Thanks for joining me. How are you how about yourself very very good. Mike it's always good to catch up with the here and catching up clearly some we all have to do as far as the houston. Texans roster is concerned with the moves that they made here over the last couple of days. Do you like this texans team today versus before these moves were made. Let's say three four days ago. Yeah sure i like what they did. I think they've addressed the needs <hes> very concerned that they didn't sign earn attention to extension just so that you're allowed to do under the rules and if we went back a year ago dan that's exactly what you're talking to a cleal math multiple draft choices but i'm the same day they traded to max they reach an agreement with his agent so throughway reasoning out of texas. You skip that step two more years under contract to tunsil. You're right right so they're gonna wait to play this stuff out now. When you look at the team and just the makeup and the philosophical structure you know defensively. They were considered one of the better units here in the n._f._l. Last couple years with all the stars that they have on that side of the ball now obviously the emergence of deshaun watson. They've got his blindside protector and tunsil. Do you see now that the shift is almost come full circle to where now they're becoming more of an offensive centric football team well yeah at least number players on the other side of the ball tunsil really will solidify offencive line <hes> they and two offense lamin in-draughts their first two picks show so they really should be better right now. Kenny stills an explosive playmaker somebody that had <hes> in miami so they'll be they should be able to be prolific sure the scoring. I think they'll be song. I see them at jacksonville <hes> as the two best teams the a._f._c. south what kind of player are the seattle seahawks getting davy cloudy and it's not as a simplistic question that is you know. Do we know who the real davy uncloudy is. You know all the hype that he came into the n._f._l. With last couple of years have certainly been better than his first couple of seasons. Are they getting that marquee pass rushing threat. Who's going to strike like fear into opposing quarterback on an every down basis. I think they're in good player. I think he's a little underrated against the one dan <hes> as you can be this elite player worthy. I you know obviously not yet but they drafted l. J. collier in the first round seattle and there's the can stay healthy. You know those three guys that's that's that's former trio in terms of all pass rusher so <hes> it's a new store for him and hopefully takes advantage of it when you look at the seattle seahawks look. It's no secret great mike that this organization knows what they're doing. John schneider pete carroll okay. They have a winning pedigree for what they gave up for today. Beyond cloudy you have to applaud the move because it really wasn't all that significant you know in the houston texans on the other end end up selling them for twenty five cents on the dollar but as they continue to stockpile stockpile these players does seattle whether it's not just a j._v. uncloudy drafting l. j. collier signings ziggy aunts and free agency and and all of that was because they traded frank clark in the off season just again another reminder about how well running organization they are and if you take it a bernadette if you move the story forward they may have cleric for year if you signed a big contract with another team and freezing next year then is it really really <hes> they'll get backed up around picketers compensatory draft choice for at the following year so i like it on amateur turn like long-term as all talking with e._s._p._n. N._f._l. analyst mike tannenbaum here on the stephen a smith show.
"mike tannenbaum" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"You look at a guy in cleveland brock allah a. l. l. e. r. He was a personal assistant for dan gilbert before decade but then got elevated within basketball operations done a hell of a job and when you look at what he brings to the table. I don't think it's deniable that that he could end up being an asset to the los angeles lakers and that's something that needs to happen as well. He's considered one of the best cab guys as in a business by some this always somebody associated with a team. That's unheard of unsung long. That's who the lakers need. Rob pelinka is a novice etta g._m. Position magic johnson is a novice as president of basketball operations. Those are not negative connotations fishes connotations. It just speaks to the fact that they both just started on the job. This is the second season magic johnson but to talk about this guy like oh see got some executive out there talking about how magic johnson is ruined the lakers. I'm sorry what the hell were the lakers before he got there. You were saddled with timothy. Moscow luau dance contracts magic johnson got lebron james before daddy drafted call kouzmin lonzo ball's not a scrubby just needs to be more sort of more aggressive and not be distracted by family issues which has nothing to do imagine. I think it's important eh point those things out. I think it's important to recognize that because i'm here to taste of the right now. Magic didn't do a great job. This year will be the first to tell you that but the jury is still out. The doors are closed. The book is closed on magic johnson and rob pelinka. It's not like things can't be corrected. Lakers have cap space space. They've got draft picks coming up and we're talking about really acquiring somebody in free agency in order to be a title oh contender and maybe less maybe let's maybe rick bouquets right. Maybe kevin durant is done a done deal. Go to the knicks. All i'm saying to us that i'm in no position to definitively say that i've had plenty of people who have told me that but i don't know that because kevin durant hasn't hasn't has an admitted that and the people close to him deny that it's a done deal now they could be lying. I don't know i don't particularly care and if i recall my boy champion detroit if i recall him correct. I think he's been telling me kevin. Durant spend a lot a done deal in new york terrified misquote this quote you. I apologize but i think you said that to me. I don't know you got people on the street. You got people in the n._b._a. Community you got people in the hip hop community because iraq nation and others the affiliation with that telling me. It's a done deal as well. I don't know that i don't know that a reason. I don't know that i'm gonna tell you honestly honestly. I never wanted to say this because i think it's disrespectful to kevin durant so of kevin durant listen. I want to sit up there and tell you. I never said this nor. Do i believe this but i got a quote what somebody said about kevin durant mandate done until he's done. He's an emotional do that man my sways <hes> with the nixon get emotional right before the press conference and changes mind. That's what they say that to be true and i don't know how they were trying to say that because it was via text as opposed to their voice and i got mad respect for kevin durant we know how about him going to golden state but that's me being old school basketball kinda guy now you jump on the wagon brothers arguably the best playing basketball is brothers elite. He's big tom. Tom and i'm not gonna talk about him like that so we'll see what happens eight say e._s._p._n. It's edited seven to nine three seven seven six. You're listening to live to the stephen. Smith show.
Tannenbaum Fitzsimmons, Zona Cardinals And Caleb Wilson discussed on NFL Draft
"I wanna go back real quick to to Caleb Wilson, Mr. irrelevant pick number two fifty four by the Zona cardinals tied in UCLA. Sixty catches a year ago nine hundred sixty five yards both the most in the country. Among tight ends at the F B S level. Ran a four five six forty at the combine second-fastest number for any tight end this year Dari nowkhah with you. Mike, Tannenbaum Fitzsimmons. Jim Nagy
Jaguars' Tom Coughlin may have violated NFL offseason rules with one simple statement
"Tom Coughlin. The Jaguars executive vice president said Thursday that players absent from the beginning of phase one of offseason workouts, quote were close to one hundred percent attendance. And quite frankly, all of our players should be here. I mean, he's still doing this stuff. The old military, man. Tom coughing west, you know, with the with the collective bargaining agreement coming up. Are we gonna do away with farce of voluntary? If you have guys going on record saying, I'd I expect you hear suck only involuntary I agree with that in principle in theory. But the one exception I would make is Jalen Ramsey and Leonard fournette for the Jacksonville Jaguars. They had so many issues last year with commitment with the clubhouse with teamwork with chemistry and Jalen Ramsey. I don't know what he's doing with his career. But I don't know what's going on with great football for the most part not last year played. Well, I mean, he was an all pro defensive player of the year type candidate the year before last year. He was average. Well, there's no question that Leonard fournette deserves to be in that spotlight. I just find that. There's no other team. I can really think of around the NFL where there is a non coach non GM consistently issuing these demand. Here is I mean like he is. He is what Mike Tannenbaum was in Miami. Or the more more with like a microphone, but he's in charge. Everyone knows. I would say then I would say eliminate the ruse and remove this GM in waiting or be the coach the same in what way remove him from the organization false achie- and like either like, Jim he's he want. He's in a role. You're the one to be all these other. Come on Coughlin. Getting your lean. He's definitely isn't buying into sort of the Bella check or parcels idea that there's one voice in the organization because coffin wants to be one of the void is don't. For your coach. Then obviously the coach out to answer for two. It's like are you on the same page? Doug Marrone, say that is Coughlan Merlin's, boss yell. Yeah. Sure. But he can say whatever it just it feels messy to me. But maybe it's just like conditioning at this point just lifting weights. Aken I feel like it's not that big of a deal because they can work out with their own personal trainers. And then if they show up out of shape than yeah. That's a problem which which with for not has been right, but yeah. Coughlin's gonna gonna not gonna coffee they're gonna