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"minka fitzpatrick" Discussed on Live From Studio 6B
"Listen guys coming back a bad calf injury as you know, and I think he's going to be okay tonight. What is his numbers number 17 of 31 144 yards. That's not a bad first day for a guy who's been injured Stafford's 8 of 1506 yards. So he's thrown it 31 times in the first half. Yeah. Yeah, no running game there. They're not running the ball at all tonight. Let's see. Let's get over to some Scott. Well, a couple of stories very serious story. I don't know if you guys heard this one from early this morning steel is plane makes emergency landing in Kansas City. The Pittsburgh Steelers Charter from playing from Las Vegas made an emergency landing in Kansas City, Missouri early Monday morning. A Steelers spokesperson posted on social media that everyone on the plane is safe and that the team is making necessary plans to arrive back in Pittsburgh later today. This is from earlier today. Obviously multiple Pittsburgh media Atlas reported that the plane landed at KCI Airport at 3 55 a.m. Central time because of oil pressure failure in one of the engines fire trucks were at the scene inspecting the Airbus at a 330 900 according to Pittsburgh. CBS affiliate KD Ka which had a news crew aboard the plane. The Steelers were returning to Pittsburgh after the Sunday night 23 18 victory over there. It is Steelers veteran defensive lineman Cam Hayward quiped on social media platform X that the emergency landing was a result of a roughing the pass a call on teammate Minka Fitzpatrick, but however flight was okay. They ended up, you know getting rerouted and fluent back to Pittsburgh on a different plane. But wow, that was a really scary moment. Speaking of Kansas City Taylor Swift shows up at Chiefs game to root for Travis Kelce amid dating with I think that room might have started here on the show Rick, but poor boy of Breitbart pop sensation Taylor Swift appeared at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday in full Kansas City Chiefs swag as she rooted for the home team. Amid dating rumors between her and Travis Kelce. She sat next to the mom and had a good old time boy. She jumped was jumping up and down when Travis says scored that touchdown and a lot of fun going on back and forth big day. We'll see where that goes probably nowhere, but they were doing tooling around a little bit Aaron was filling me in. There was a little more story there. They were tooling around in a really nice classic call after the game. So who knows riveting stories everybody thinks they're popular until you start spending some time with her. He's going to find out that he is a no one compared to what she has to deal with on a deal. Did you see what was going on at that Stadium? Well, but her in the suite what was going on outside the suite. They had like armed ruckus. I mean, it was crazy how they had to try to get her out of there. I mean really you think you're popular until you spend time with her and you go. I don't think I'm really that popular looking for a blank space if that was me. Yeah, because men. Oh, man, they said they say the viewership of Kansas City football games from now to the end of the year as long as she's involved with him. Oh, yeah are going to be I mean, they're going to bring a whole new audience of people who have no interest had no interest in football till yesterday. Well, the great Tony Romo back when they were Jessica Simpson. There was a big rage there for a little bit that really shot the ratings and that she's a has-been and well, he's doing okay. He's making quick 17 million doing a three-hour gig. On us on a Sunday. Not bad. Anyway, big D. That's a rapid sports back to you. All right, so look Rick very good. Let's do some news and here with the news is Rick Delgado. What's going on real quick. Did you hear what a what Pat Patrick Mahomes had to say after that as well after the game? He felt the pressure of having to make sure he got well, Aaron Andrews said that you know the pressure that you had to get him a touchdown. Well, yeah, I heard that she was coming to the game. So I thought that was kind of that Mahomes. He's great. I love that guy. What a great kid and a great player. She's pretty out there on the left side of town. I mean, she was she was ran actively ran against Marsha Blackburn in Tennessee. There's that famous somewhat famous video out there of her and her parents discussing her wanting to come out and say, I mean, obviously she's not a Trump supporter. She's not a she's way out there on the left side of town. I mean, I don't know whatever you think your music is fine, but I mean, I don't know that I get that. Yeah, I just don't know if I get the what is all the Hubba Baloo about this girl and she's pushing the vote.org and VRD get out to vote. She's that's a big thing. She's a spokesperson with that. Yeah, get out the vote. So we'll see new president coming. Oh boy. Of course, the Jets came out with Ukraine flags on their hat yesterday too. So you I mean, we all kind of know where all of these people. I mean, where they all kind of stand. Well, it seems a bomb. That's for sure. Yeah, that's for sure is right. Maybe they should go play there. Yeah, exactly. I mean, you can find that missing F45 or a quarterback. Yeah, they're probably both missing. All right. What else is going on? Rick? All right. Republicans unveiling the witness list for the first impeachment hearing that we talked about a little bit earlier tonight. Here are some of the names that they're featuring. They're going to be featuring three witnesses, including George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley, former assistant attorney general and U.S. Department of Justice. Tax Division Eileen O'Connor and forensic accountant Bruce Dubinsky have been announced so far for the committee that's going to be starting later this week. So we'll look forward to that. Jonathan Turley, huh? Yeah, it's interesting. Be interested to see what they're asking him about top Republican donors, believe it or not, are shopping for a candidate not named Donald Trump. Well, they had high hopes that Ron DeSantis would be their savior. That doesn't seem to be the case, according to this from Yahoo News, as big GOP donors hoping for an alternative to Trump are now giving up, they say.
"minka fitzpatrick" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"It just seems weird. It seems like a very odd decision to move off of Zappi and risk him getting claimed and everything else when, what is your backup plan? It's not even Malik Cunningham. You waived him too. It was interesting. I don't know what your thoughts are, but I was surprised at the way New England handled that. Yeah. You know, I know he came back on the practice squad, and maybe that was kind of like, you know what, we could risk losing him. But that says a lot, right? You're willing to risk losing Bailey Zappi and for the entire off-season, we're all wondering, will he take over for Mac Jones? So I'm probably going to give away a little sample of my story next week. I'm doing winners and losers for the preseason. And I wrote Mac Jones is a winner. He hasn't really done much, but it's all set up for him to succeed this season. I feel like Bill Belichick wants to make sure this guy has a fair shake. Yeah, last year was a disaster with the coaching hires that I made. But Mac, I'm going to do you a favor here. I'm going to give you a dominant defense. I'm going to give you a reliable running game, a competent OC and Bill O'Brien, and we're going to make Zappi on the practice squad. Like, what else do you want Mac Jones? If you can't win with a good defense, a good running game, and you can't improve the passing game. Yeah, I get the targets or the weapons are not as good, but it's all set up for you to do something. And, you know, Trey Lance will kill for the situation, right? Like even as Zach Wilson, the same guys from the quarterback 2021 draft class. So I just view Mac Jones as a winner, but does he deserve to have all this kind of, you know, success around him? Yeah, no, it's a good point, man. And if Mac Jones is smiling ear to ear right now, because Bailey Zappi is on the practice squad. And Mollie Cunningham, by the way, also got added back to the practice squad. So you end up getting them both back. But to your point, like anybody claims them, they're gone. I mean, you know, it shows New England's not too in love with either one of them. But if I'm Mac Jones, I'm like, look, both those guys just got cut. So I know I'm clearing away the number one guy. Number two, I don't have a defensive coordinator as my offensive coordinator anymore. So that's a nice change of pace. I actually have a coach who's on the offensive side who's running the offense. And Bill O'Brien, who said what you want about him as a head coach, he's a good coordinator. And they added, you know, they went out and got Kasicki and they added Juju Smith-Schuster. I'm sure they lost Jacoby Myers. But all told, like, look, I don't think the Pats are going to be the greatest show on turf this year. But they're better set up for success than they were a year ago on offense, where a year ago, Matt Patricia, who's a defensive coordinator who can't even coach a defense, was coaching the offense. I don't know. Bill Belichick, maybe the greatest coach ever. It's an interesting decision, to say the least. Yeah, no, I'm with you. And I'm really intrigued to see what, like, you know, last week we were talking about, like, it's a bad year for the pesky teams to make a noise in the AFC because it's just so low in the AFC. I really want to light the Patriots. And we're going to get into it right now with their AFC bracket predictions. But it's going to be tough, man. And it just, again, all eyes on Mac Jones. And, yeah, you know, even a guy like the wide receiver from last year, the second-round pick, the surprise, Taequann Thornton, right, the speedy wide receiver, he's kind of struggling. So it might be a tough uphill battle for Mac Jones. But, again, like, when you have a good defense and you have a good running game, all you need is, like, maybe 17 points to win a game. Yeah, I canned the ball to Armandre Stevenson. Don't turn the ball over and hope you can score, like, on one or two key drives in the game. All right, look, let's get into it. So we got the AFC preview. We'll do the NFC after this. You and I differ on a few of our playoff teams, not that many of them. Why don't we lead off with this? Why don't you give your division winners in the AFC, and then who are your three wildcards as well? Okay, for the AFC West, I have the Chargers. The AFC East, I have the Jets. AFC North, I have the Bengals. The AFC South, I have the Jaguars. And now my AFC wildcard teams are stacked. I got the Buffalo Bills, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Baltimore Ravens. I'm telling you, man, you wrote the story about the quarterbacks in the AFC. They're just dominant quarterbacks. So for me, I can't pick the teams who are the underdogs right now, but those seven for me are pretty loaded. Okay, so I know the big question under that is, why the Chargers over the Chiefs? Yeah, I know that's going to be the big question I'm going to get for that one there. And it might not be the best reasoning here, but I know it's only one year of a sample size, but I saw the Rams firsthand covering them a year ago and trying to be a defending Super Bowl champion for the longest season in NFL history. They got to that mountaintop, and they lost that urgency. It's a different scenario because they don't have a Patrick Mahomes, and they just unloaded everybody after a terrible 5-12 season. But I just saw the fatigue, and maybe they parted too hard, Sean McVay, and everybody seemed injured. I don't know if I'm ever going to see this again, Matt, but the offensive line had 11 starting offensive line combinations in the first 12 games, and I could not keep track of who's who on that roster. So part of me kind of feels like, well, they've won. You might be right here. I forget what it is. AFC West six or seven consecutive AFC West division time. They've been the big hosted five straight AFC title. That's a lot, and at some point it's like, two Super Bowls in four years, I think we kind of let off a little bit, and that's the only reason I have. I'm not even worried about the wide receivers, Matt, on the Chiefs. I think they have some good players, but it's just kind of getting back to that mountaintop, and it's been two decades since the team has repeated, and I keep looking at the Chargers, and I shouldn't put my faith in the Chargers. I've covered that team for four years, like I mentioned on the top of the show. They're always having high expectations but always falling down in Jacksonville, falling down in Las Vegas. They just can't seem to get out of their own way, but they're talented. They're stacked, and maybe I was out there too many times in Costa Mesa watching Kellen Moore and Justin Herbert operate. They look pretty good, and I feel like eventually you've got to take the opportunity and take that division from the Chiefs, but I don't feel confident about it, but it kind of feels like, okay, there needs to be some type of change eventually. Yeah. Listen, they're to a point where, and the Chiefs I mean, they've won seven division titles in a row. The only team, I believe, that's ever won more division titles in a row are New England with Brady and Bell. At one point they won 11 in a row. I think the Rams in the 70s also won seven. Yeah, they've been to three Super Bowls out of the last four years, won two of them. You're right, at some point you would think there's just going to be a year where maybe they have some injuries or they step back. The one thing I will say with the Chargers here before I get into my pick, they are super talented. My concern with them is always the same two things, their coach and their injury history. They just get hurt every year and then Stanley does things that I just can't understand, although I do think Kellen Moore is a big upgrade over Lombardi and Herbert's fantastic. Hey, this is Paris. I downloaded all my favorite things into my new Roblox experience. It's called Slivingland. Sliving. It's got everything I love. Discovering. Shopping. Collecting. Partying with my friends. Live. Slive. And now celebrating her new podcast series, The History of the World's Greatest Nightclubs on iHeartRadio. Come sliven up and jump through the portal to iHeartland for a quest to unlock a limited edition UGC item. It's going to be epic. Now you're sliven. Slivingland on Roblox. Loves it. It's today. So, my seven playoff teams, so the same teams that we have, I'll give my division winners, we both have the Bengals and the Jaguars, so we were in lockstep there. I had the Dolphins winning the AFC, so basically all this ensures is that we're going to get a lot of hate mail from Buffalo. And I had the Chiefs winning the AFC West. I'm just a big, like, you've got to prove it to me. So the Chiefs have proven it so many years, I'm sticking with them. My wildcard teams, as you have, I have Buffalo, I have the Jets, you have them going in the division, I have them as a wildcard team. And instead of the Ravens, I'm going to go with Pittsburgh. I went back and forth on that, because that division I think is the best division in football. All those teams are solid, like, you could even make an argument for Cleveland if you want to, I just think Cleveland's in the wrong division. I just, man, I love the Steelers' defense and I love Tomlin. So my whole thing is, if Pickett's just decent, that team should win a lot of games. Now, I don't think they have the ceiling that Baltimore does. Baltimore, if it all comes together, I think is a team with a higher ceiling. I just wonder, you know, different offensive coordinators, is that a good thing, is that a bad thing? And then you have, like, Beckham, that could be great for them, that could be he plays five games. It's just, it's a weird, I feel like I know a little more of Pittsburgh, so I went there. And with the Chargers, they always ended up putting them in. I'm just wondering after last year, after that loss to Jacksonville, is there any kind of a hangover to that? You know, and then you have a lot of guys in that team that are getting a little bit older and you have a huge cap crunch coming up. I mean, Allen, Williams, Eckler, Mack, like, this could be the last year for all those guys here. So maybe that plays in their favor and there's an urgency and they play great. Or maybe if things start off rough, it becomes almost like, well, where are we going? So I had them at 10 and 7, but just losing a tiebreaker, they were the next team in for me. But yeah, I think the AFC is ridiculous. There's going to be two or three teams that aren't making the playoffs that are legitimately good football teams that just can't get in. Yeah, and you know, I guess with the Chargers, I am banking on that urgency for them to kind of do something. And to even add to your point, man, the GM's been around 11 years, man, and he has never won. Well, I think he won a division title, actually, no division title, no division titles, no AFC championship game appearances. He won like one or two playoff games with the Los Costa Jam. Yeah. And then the head coach, Brandon Staley, might be on the hottest hot seat right now. And you know, a lot of people want that job, too, because of Justin Herbert, so it puts a lot of pressure on Brandon Staley. So, you know, I'm going to say they're going to put it together for at least, you know, a good run. I don't I don't know how far they're going to go, but I think they might win a division. Will that be enough to keep everybody intact? I don't even know that that's going to be enough. So we'll see. I'll tell you what, man, if you're right, though, and the Chiefs, the Bills and the Ravens are wildcard teams, that is going to be an insane first weekend of play. You're going to have these teams at home, having Mahomes come in and Allen come in. And you covered the team, you know, better than me, like if the Chiefs go play the Chargers on the road in a playoff game, it's going to be Arrowhead Stadium out there. I mean, it's such a weird or if like the Bills go to Jacksonville, it's going to sound like Buffalo. I mean, it's just such that to me is everything with the Chargers. It's so hard. Every game's a road game for them. I mean, very rarely, you know, maybe once a blue one, they'll play some game like whatever. The other fan base is not large either, but it's just tough. They play the Cowboys at home this year. The place is going to be Jerry World. It's just, it's so, that's got to be so defeating. You have a big home game and you come out and there's 70,000 people rooting against you. I'll never forget covering the Super Bowl at SoFi and there were as many Bengals fans as there were Rams fans. You're like, how, how is that possible? I mean, since he's a tiny city in any event, it is weird. All right, so who, who's the team in the AFC that you think is not going to live up to the hype? That is a team that maybe is getting too much shine. And you're right about the whole LA being all over the place, man. I've lived there all my entire life and, and I even grew up a Vikings fan. I don't even know if I ever told our boss, John plume that, but I was a big Randy Moss fan because there was no LA team for three decades here. So that, that, that, that makes sense for why it's a, it's a very unique situation, a very unique town. And I'm sure Chargers are probably tired of talking about it. I used to ask all the time, Matt, so I could tell you about how I know they get with that. But as my my disappointment, right, that is a question here. I didn't, you know, for you, you know, you didn't have the chargers and that's surprising to me. But for me, it was the dolphins, you know, you have the winning division and the way I look at the dolphins is like, man, losing Jalen Ramsey is going to be tough. Like, you know, he's supposed to be this big piece that, that you got on the off season, you know, helping out with Xavier and Howard and they have a good defense. But Jalen Ramsey is supposed to be a big part of that defense and he won't be back until December. So that's a long time. What if you have a rough start there and you're already, you're already in the stack division, you're playing the Jets, the Bills and the Patriots twice a year. So why don't you fall behind there? And then I feel like every time I see a big fan, Joe defense, it's always year two. Year one is kind of a transition year and they don't really take off until year two. So if you don't have Jalen and that really kind of hinders, hinders your progression a year one. And then on offense, like it feels like, yeah, they got Jalen Watto and they have Tyreek Hill, but then it's kind of like, well, no tight end. And I get Mike McDaniel doesn't really like to feature a tight end. And then the three running backs, they're really fast, but is one of them really good? I can't figure that out. I know they have the rookie from Texas A &M who, you know, he can't really stay healthy. And then you have Jeff Wilson also going to be an IR. That's also concerning to me. And then two, can he stay healthy? So I think a lot of focus is on the big two there. And I'm not even sure I'm, you know, there might be the best to do on the NFL. Some people are higher in general water than, than I am. I still see some concerns there with drop balls here and there, but Tyreek Hill is amazing. Everybody knows that. So I feel like the dolphins are a little, even with Jalen Ramsey, maybe a little overrated for me. You know, it's fine. I pick them in the division because I like Fangio being the coordinator there and Ramsey I thought was a good get. Obviously he mentioned he's hurt most of the year. Of all the teams I picked to win the divisions in the AFC, they're definitely the team I'm the shakiest on because A, the division's good, B, all the things you just mentioned are fair. Like I don't know if Tua is going to play a full season. I mean, what happens, obviously nobody wants to see it, but God forbid if he gets hurt like week one, what if he gets a concussion? Like how long is he out for? Is he out for the year? Like I don't know, you know, I mean, it's a scary thing. So I do hear you. There's a lot of concerns. My team is Baltimore. I kind of laid out why, look, Odell Beckham's a great talent, but can he stay healthy? Rashad Bateman's a good talent, can he stay on the field? I believe in Lamar Jackson. I am curious though, if they ask him to throw the ball as often as Burrow has to throw it, Mahomes has to throw it, Allen has to throw it. Can they play that way and still have that element of being unique? Because I think the hardest thing to defend about them is how unique they are. And Jackson is such a freak, you know, with his arm, with his legs. Are they going to take that away a little bit because he's been hurt the last couple of years? I don't know. But I'll tell you the truth, my biggest fear with them is just defensively. I mean, you know, Marcus Peters is gone, Kaleis Campbell's gone, Jason Viera-Paul is gone, Justin Houston's gone. I mean, I'll tell you, I was doing a piece that was coming out next week for us where we're kind of looking at everybody's strengths and weaknesses, and you're on the NFC side of that, I got the AFC. I was looking at their pass rush. Who the hell is going to sack the quarterback? It's a problem. So in this conference, I just feel like, man, the AFC, if you can't get pressure, you better be able to score 30 plus because I don't hate stopping anybody. I think Baltimore is good. I just don't see them as like a Super Bowl contender, which I think is kind of where the hype has gone this year. So I love hardball as a coach. I think that they're always going to be a playoff contender. It's partially the defense, it's partially the new offensive coordinator, and it's partially being in a conference where they can win 10 games and still not make the playoffs. Yeah, you know, for me with the Ravens, I'm not going to defend them too hard because I feel like I could easily flip them with the Steelers. They're kind of even for me, but maybe just hearing you right now, Matt, you might have been higher. Lamar Jackson pushing that ball down the field, he's a good downfield passer. I know he hasn't stayed healthy the last two seasons, especially in the back of the schedule. That's brutal. For him to miss that playoff game against the Bengals a year ago, imagine he was playing, they might've won that game. But if you can't be reliable, he hasn't had the MVP year since 2019, which feels like a long time ago, but I just like that they're trying to bring that modern game of pushing the ball down the field and utilizing Lamar Jackson's strength as a passer. I think he gets overlooked in that area. But then we were just talking about Vic Fangio and how everybody's trying to counter the Vic Fangio inspired defenses by running the ball more and who runs the ball the best, the Baltimore Ravens. So maybe they're going away from it a little too early when it, yeah, so, and they were ahead of the, they were ahead of their time maybe with these defenses. And that's the way you counter them is by, you know, you know, doing the quick game and the running game, but sometimes it's good to be ahead of the curve. So who knows? Maybe now I'm going back, back and forth, now I'm going back to the Ravens because if people are all going to start doing the running game and do run heavy to counter these Vic Fangio defense, then maybe the Ravens have something brewing that could be special down the line. But again, I don't, I don't like, can I trust Rashad Bateman being healthy? Will Zay Flowers turn out to be a good first round pick? How about OBJ? Will you turn back the clock? So there's a lot of question marks where like eventually made it, they're going to be like, you know what? We tried it that way. Let's go back to all reliable and throw it to Mark Andrews, whatever, 10 times a game. Yeah. Yeah. Andrew, she's underrated. He's a fantastic tight end. Look, we're going to get nowhere surprises all leagues off. Be quick with this. I already told you. I think they're a playoffs team. Pittsburgh's my team. I kind of laid out why. I mean, I love Tomlin. I think Tomlin is a top three coach in the league with Andy Reed and Bill Belichick. Defensively man, like people don't even know how Alex Highsmith is got 14 and a half sacks last year. They have TJ Watt, they have Cam Hayward, they brought in Marcus Golden, who's a supplemental, like a good rotational pass rusher. They added Desmond King, who the Texans cut. It was one of the biggest surprise cuts of the day on Tuesday. They bring him in. They've got Joey Porter Jr., Patrick Peterson, Minka Fitzpatrick. That is, that's a damn good defense. They have guys. I mean, now the question, of course, is offensive line, how good is it? And can Pickett play? The one thing I can't stand is like false confidence. There are so many people in Pittsburgh, if you tweet out about the Steelers, or just, if you say anything bad about Kenny Pickett, or you question him in any way, the brigade comes out. It's just like, you don't understand the greatness of Kenny Pickett. It's like, I got to tell you, I watched every throw he made last year. He was a guy. He threw five touchdowns against seven picks. He spent five years in college, four of which, by the way, he was mediocre to atrocious, and then one year he was unbelievable as a senior. Fine. I obviously believe in them as a team. I think he's going to be better, but is he going to be more than a game manager? I don't know. I wouldn't go there. Now, look, he's got George Pickens, who I think you pretty much just wailed the ball downfield to him and let him go up and get it. I think the Steelers' weapons are good. Offensive lines are concerned. Pickets are concerned. I think Tomlin, who almost got duck Hodges to the playoffs years ago, can just massage it. Now, I will say, when they get to the playoffs that they do, I think a team like Cincinnati or Kansas City or Buffalo is going to put a number on them, but I think they're better than people think.
"minka fitzpatrick" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Is Bloomberg business of sports Talk about some of the more interesting aspects of business sports There's all kinds of cool questions So this is a fun topic The country is finally getting the memo about how amazing the sport is I think the sky is the limit for MLS We're spending more and more of our time in a digital world and it's also becoming a really powerful place for commerce It is so nice to be back and to be able to have fans back in the building So despite the chaotic schedule this is why we do what we do We need to get into the playoffs There's nothing better as a player to excitement and it's also for the organization Bloomberg business of sports From Bloomberg radio Hello welcome to the Bloomberg business of sports and we explore the big money issues in the world of sports on Michael Barr I'm scarlet fu And we have a good guest that we have several guests this week in fact First of all we have Nina king and you know Nina king She is the vice president and director of athletics for duke university and also to help explain a few things An old friend of the show Marty itel He's the co chair of ghoulston and stores sports law practice We're going to talk about the business of sports as you always know The focus of this is on the NIL article by Bloomberg laws Peter Hayes which is connected to the Nina king interview that we are going to present to you That is coming up straight ahead on the Bloomberg business of sports but we got some topics to talk about And let's start oh my Disney+ could lose 20 million subscribers by saying so long cricket in India and scar cricket is king in India Oh my gosh completely So Disney was competing against a couple of other bidders and it turns out reliance which is a Indian conglomerate have won the digital streaming rights to India's Premier League for cricket for $6.2 billion At 6.2 billion overall is a four meteorites but we're talking specifically for the streaming rights which has been awarded to reliance rather than Disney Disney got the TV rights but it really wanted the streaming rights And at stake here is the number of subscribers for Disney+ That is the driver for the stock price for Disney Disney stock price has not been doing well in 2022 Down in almost 40% 39% so far this year And a big part of that is because investors are re rating global streaming and how much money you can make from a Netflix obviously was a catalyst for people re rating everything after Netflix said that it was seeing subscriber growth slow down and gave forecasts that showed that the slowdown would continue and now everyone's looking at Disney and saying wait a minute Disney+ can it get to the numbers that it had promised Bob chapek the CEO had promised or had forecast that it would get as many as 260 million subscribers by 2024 Without cricket I don't know if it gets there But let's be fair though The money that they would have to pay to get the rights for cricket we're talking multi-billion dollars That is a lot of money scar It is it is but they're willing to do it to get the numbers because the numbers drive the stock price And the stock price is a barometer It's reflection It's a referendum on the company and how it's being managed by bob chapek who of course took over from bob Iger and has still yet to convince investors that he's the steward for the company the way that Iger was for Disney And when I say billions we're talking about $6.2 billion Let's move on to the Baltimore Orioles Now yes of course we know the record is like but they are Fan base though They do They're fun to watch if you're a fan of the Orioles The Orioles let's say the key players involved they made a statement the family we're not leaving anywhere We're not leaving Baltimore Where did you get that knucklehead idea There's a lot of family drama here which I didn't realize it didn't fully appreciate but the CEO and chairman of the Oreos John angelos says that the club will never leave and this comes after his brother Louis brought a lawsuit against John alleging that John was trying to seize control of the team and the rest of his father's holdings Peter angelos is the father He's 92 years old and he's owned the Oreos for almost three decades So it's a lot of wrangling over a very valuable asset here That's kind of drumming you have when you got a lot of what you have drumming any family but when you got a lot of money you get this drama I'm taking you to court because you know you're not going to rule this baseball team that we own all of us will See this is I would like to experience that drama once Just one time But you know what They'll get this sorted out sooner or later And a big plus for John angelos is that he made a point of saying that two months ago lawmakers in Maryland passed the bill that puts aside $1.2 billion to improve Camden yards or the Camden yard sports complex because we can't just limit it to the ballpark per se And that investment can only be accessed if the Oreos and the Baltimore Ravens sign long-term leases If they stay in town basically And very quickly Pittsburgh Steelers They make minka Fitzpatrick the highest paid safety in NFL history We're talking about more than $18.4 million $36 million guaranteed at signing as well You had to explain to me what a safety does Is this an undervalued position of a barn overvalued position in football No that's a very valuable position because if you're especially if you're on the defense because you've got this is how when you see those big wide pass outs or even a little screen the safety is all of a sudden going to see okay This is a screen or is this going to be a long pass whatever and I'm going to make sure that you don't get away with it So yeah they're very important Okay So on the offense side right Not necessarily in defense or is it for defense Yes we're defense Okay But it's happening when the quarterback is getting ready to throw the pass Yeah Yeah so I'm impressed man That's good Wish I played football Coming up we will talk with the athletic director with duke university Nina king that is straight ahead on the Bloomberg business of sports Scarlet foo will be there and we will also be joined by our good old buddy special guest host Damien saf star straight ahead on the Bloomberg business of sports Don't forget we have the podcast for the show every Monday Wednesday and Thursday You can download that wherever.
"minka fitzpatrick" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Of sports who we explore the big money issues in the world of sports I'm Michael Barr I'm scarlet fu And we have a good guest We have several guests this week in fact First of all we have Nina king and you know Nina king She is the vice president and director of athletics for duke university And also to help explain a few things I know old friend of the show Marty ital He's the co chair of gulston and stores sports law practice We're going to talk about the business of sports as you always know The focus of this is on the NIL article by Bloomberg laws Peter Hayes which is connected to the Nina king interview that we are going to present to you That is coming up straight ahead on the Bloomberg business of sports but we got some topics to talk about And let's start oh my Disney+ could lose 20 million subscribers by saying so long cricket in India and scar cricket is king in India Oh my gosh completely So Disney was competing against a couple of other bidders and it turns out reliance which is a Indian conglomerate have won the digital streaming rights to India's Premier League for cricket for $6.2 billion Well that's 6.2 billion overall is a four meteorites but we're talking specifically for the streaming rights which has been awarded to reliance rather than Disney Disney got the TV rights but it really wanted the streaming rights and at stake here is the number of subscribers for Disney+ That is the driver for the stock price for Disney Disney stock price has not been doing well in 2022 Down in almost 40% 39% so far this year And a big part of that is because investors are re rating global streaming and how much money you can make from a Netflix obviously was a catalyst for people re rating everything after Netflix said that it was seeing subscriber growth slow down and gave forecasts that showed that the slowdown would continue and now everyone's looking at Disney and saying wait a minute Disney+ can it get to the numbers that it had promised Bob chapek the CEO had promised or had forecast that it would get as many as 260 million subscribers by 2024 Without cricket I don't know if it gets there But let's be fair though The money that they would have to pay to get the rights for cricket we're talking multi-billion dollars That is a lot of money scar It is it is but they're willing to do it to get the numbers because the numbers drive the stock price And the stock price is a barometer It's reflection It's a referendum on the company and how it's being managed by bob chapek who of course took over from bob Iger and has still yet to convince investors that he's the steward for the company the way that eiger was for Disney And when I say billions we're talking about $6.2 billion Let's move on to the Baltimore Orioles Now yes of course we know the record is like but they are put in fan base though They do They're fun to watch if you're a fan of the Orioles The Orioles let's say the key players involved they made a statement the family we're not leaving anywhere We're not leaving Baltimore Where'd you get that knucklehead idea There's a lot of family drama here which I didn't realize and didn't fully appreciate but the CEO and chairman of the Oreos John angelos says that the club will never leave and this comes after his brother Louis brought a lawsuit against John alleging that John was trying to seize control of the team and the rest of his father's holdings Peter angelos is the father He's 92 years old and he's owned the Oreos for almost three decades So it's a lot of wrangling over a very valuable asset here So that's kind of drama you have when you got a lot of what you have drumming in any family but when you got a lot of money you get this drama I'm taking you to court 'cause no you're not gonna rule this baseball team that we own all of us will See this is I would like to experience that drama once This one time But you know what They are they'll get this sorted out sooner or later And a big plus for John angelos is that he made a point of saying that two months ago lawmakers in Maryland passed the bill that puts aside $1.2 billion to improve Camden yards or the Camden yard sports complex because we can't just limit it to the ballpark per se And that investment can only be accessed if the Oreos and the Baltimore Ravens sign long-term leases If they stay in town basically And very quickly Pittsburgh Steelers They make minka Fitzpatrick the highest paid safety in NFL history We're talking about more than $18.4 million $36 million guaranteed at signing as well You had to explain to me what a safety does Is this an undervalued position of a barn overvalued position in football No that's a very valuable position because if you're especially if you're on the defense because you've got this is how when you see those big wide pass outs or even a little screen the safety is all of a sudden going to see okay This is a screen or is this going to be a long pass whatever and I'm going to make sure that you don't get away with it So yeah they're very important Okay So on the offense side right Not necessarily defense or is it for defense Yes we're defense Okay But it's happening when the quarterback is getting ready to throw the pass Yeah Yeah so I'm impressed That's good Wish I played football Coming out we will talk with the athletic director with duke university Nina king that is straight ahead on the Bloomberg business of sports Scarlet foo will be there and we will also be joined by our good old buddy special guest host Damien sat sour straight ahead on the Bloomberg business of sports Don't forget we have the podcast for the show every Monday Wednesday and Thursday You can download that wherever you.
"minka fitzpatrick" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports
"Pittsburgh Steelers safety minka Fitzpatrick just signed a four year deal $18 million a year $18.4 million a year or more and then that's $36 million guaranteed at signing. Mink of its Patrick is now the highest paid safety ever. You're going to hear that a lot, by the way, as years go on every new contract is going to be the highest paid blah blah blah ever because there's more money than ever in football. Rams wide receiver Cooper Cup signed a three year extension worth $80 million, $75 million fully guaranteed. That's a guy from my home state of Washington went to Washington when the eastern Washington University married his college sweetheart and man, it's cool to see a guy who I watched play in college at a dinky little school eastern Washington and get that much money guaranteed. Life-changing money. Hopeless brother Kutner cub is doing well. I think about him. I wonder what he's doing in life. And man, I'm happy for Cooper Cup. And then rams de tackle Aaron Donald. Got a three year $95 million deal. He is now the highest paid non quarterback of all time in the NFL. I think a title that was once given to Khalil Mack when he signed his big contract with Chicago. So money is getting thrown around the NFL. A lot of guys are getting paid. Now there are three people who have not been paid yet that want to be paid that are notable to me. Number one is bill's safety Jordan poyer? He wants a new contract. I'm not sure that Jordan poyer is going to get a new contract. He started one years old. He's scheduled to make 10.8 $1 million this fall. He will also attend mandatory mini camp. But he is not in the top ten highest paid safeties in the NFL, which did surprise me. And I think it's market values worth around $14 million a year. But he's really close to his market value. And guys like tyrann Mathieu and Marcus Williams both make $14 million a year and I don't know. I would have thought he would be one of the top ten highest paid safeties. I think he wants to be. But he's close to his market value. He's also 31 years old. I'm skeptical he's going to get paid, but I hope he does. For his sake, you only have so many years making money and when you're making ten a year, a $4 million difference makes a big deal compared to like a quarterback who makes 35 and could have gotten 40. So that's an important three to $4 million difference for Jordan poyer. I hope he gets it, but I'm not sure that he will. Now, there are two guys that are getting paid so far off of their market value that I would say they are it's almost criminal how much they deserve to be paid. They are receivers Terry mclaurin in Washington and deebo Samuel with the forty-niners. Deebo Samuel scheduled to make $3.9 million this fall. And compared to his market value, he is getting completely screwed..
"minka fitzpatrick" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"But Fitzpatrick is a guy who gets him organized on the back end, and that is a play where, you know, if he doesn't intercept it, it is probably just to throw that's not available, or at least it's a it's a contested type of play instead of that. But you know, just this steelers team, the way that you win games, they do not want to have score 27 points in the fourth quarter in order to be in a game. Stylistically, this is not how they want to play. This is not a game they probably should have one when it's all said and done, but the opportunity was there. Yeah, it is really hard to imagine that that play would have gone the same way with minka Fitzpatrick in the lineup. But that being said, the fact that they were able to muster the performance that they did until the very end that they had a chance to win this game. I mean, do you take something from that? It certainly was better than a week earlier where you have a very unsatisfying tie. Okay, a week later, you're quarterbacks coming off COVID. Like I said, you're missing three ver top defenders. Is this a galvanizing almost win or is it so such a disappointing loss because you almost had it that it ends up kind of undercutting morale? It's hard to say. And I guess that's up to Mike Tomlin's messaging in part. Yeah. I just want to point out real quick. I think the kneel downs brought the Chargers back under 8 yards per play in this game. I mean, you just look at the number, and this is 533 yards of offense for the Chargers, 300 for the Steelers. It was a fairly lopsided game outside of those two really game altering plays that they got. Yeah, I mean, and to Jenny's point like, I loved the juxtaposition between all these stoic shots of cam Hayward after the batted down pass, and it was just like those slow motion like warrior poses where he's just like, you know, like, the stele guy poses, but like, really, Justin Herbert just fired the ball off his head. Like there really wasn't like, you know, and you jumped a little bit. And I'm not discounting the fact that you're an amazing player. You know what, and he's an incredible player, and his role in that fourth down stop later on was critical. He's a great player. But in that very moment, the ball just got rocked off your helmet. And so, you know, I thought that was kind of a funny thing. One thing I did wonder about speaking of the team being shorthanded is after they make the fourth down stop of the Chargers, get the ball back in chargers territory with a couple minutes to go, the game tide. If they had nausea Harris and that at that situation, would they have been able to get the first down? Harris was in the locker room getting evaluated for concussion, which is where he should have been. Glad that they took that evaluation seriously, but I just couldn't help but wonder, Harris is then later cleared to return to the game. And I remember thinking when they were lining up on the third down, they originally didn't have a back end and they took a timeout and they came out with a back that wasn't Harris, and I just was thinking to myself. I wonder how much of a difference Harris would have made in that situation. Yeah, that was three and out there..
"minka fitzpatrick" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"Was a wild one here. Shorthanded sealers team ends up falling 41 37 to the Chargers out in LA. And we're going to talk about the ravens a little bit later. And they're kind of method of winning games. But the Steelers are a little bit similar. And this one really felt like in the fourth quarter, it was going to be one of those games for the sealer's kind of had no right winning, but they just. End up winning. They wherever they get a block pun. They get a tipped interception. That's just what the Steelers do. Yeah, I was pretty impressive that despite trailing by 17 points at one point in the game, they quickly made it interesting through a few of those plays that you described Gary. The defense was out a lot of star players Ben Roethlisberger was coming off of COVID, but they found ways to create when they could on the blocked punt. That was three rushers coming forward, one of whom hit the ball. They had the cam Hayward sort of head butts of a batted pass. I didn't realize until the replay that I actually went off of this helmet, which turned into an interception. So it was they needed like I flurry of activity in order to get back in the game and they were able to summon that, which was pretty impressive. All that being said, though, it ended up being like a very unsatisfying ending because they had done so much to get back in the game and then at one point it looked like they were going to win the game and they get the ball back after the Chargers go for it on fourth down and can't convert the Steelers get the ball back, but can't make a first down, kick the field goal and then there's a busted coverage and the Chargers score the game winning touchdown. Really interesting thing about that busted covers, right? So that was Norwood, right? Who's filling in for minka Fitzpatrick? And I would venture to say that if it's Patrick, is in on that play, he probably picks that off, right? Because if you look at how the route developed, Justin Herbert throws it as soon as it's clear that the safety is not coming down to compensate for the cornerback passing them off. But what's interesting is I think the other thing that make a Fitzpatrick noses, Mike Williams runs more go routes than any receiver in the NFL. Actually, since 2020 has run 30 more go routes than any receiver in the NFL. So what do you think he's doing in that situation? Largely. I mean, you know, they didn't deviate from the plan. You kind of figure what was going on there. And for me, you know, I know the Steelers were playing down a couple guys and, you know, certainly your most vital players, but it's interesting that that's the kind of situation you sort of found yourself in. You're putting a lot on a safety who's filling in for arguably the headiest defensive player in the NFL and the secondary. I don't know, it's just a kind of an interesting smattering of events there. Yeah, and obviously, look, no TJ watt. That's a huge impact player to be missing..
"minka fitzpatrick" Discussed on Behind the Steel Curtain
"It set up was a game. Changing and that dr last thing i want to cover was minkah fitzpatrick. Moving around that something. I have been touting for awhile last season after after the season ended on my show. Is michael beck. We were doing the curtain call. We were talking about drafting players. I talked a lot about you know if we drafted someone that could play deep zone. We could move minkah fitzpatrick around more. And that's a big deal because minka. This patrick is the defensive back with the most gravity on the field in the secondary since troy paulo gravity. What i mean is that as is. There's almost like you don't go on screen play with making his patrick android circle around him and just like like a little ghostbuster circle. Put that red line right through the middle of it. And just don't throw here right. That's fitzpatrick having player with that kind of gravity and they're just locked into deep zone. Means you just don't throw to the to the zone there in your somewhere else if you're moving him around because you've got a guy and traynor would that can fill that deep zone role in edmonds. Played a good game i. I haven't really singled him out. He didn't stand out a lot but they didn't target him. That one play where he he ran in front of the receiver to cut him off in case they were getting into the end zone on. That overthrowing ball other than that like edmunds had a good game. Played a lot of deep zone. While they're moving minkah fitzpatrick around. It was trained norwood and terrell edmonds and they didn't get beat deep. The sealer still didn't get beat deep week. One they're up to the challenge and that's awesome because that allows minkah fitzpatrick to move around more. And the more creative we can be with minkah fitzpatrick the more we fight. Hey minkah fitzpatrick is great doing this. Or he's doing that or the ability like in this game for for much of the game for minka fitzpatrick to just go over and be in zone. Wherever steph on digs like stefan digs is up on the on the right side on the inside sly and guess us in zone behind him megabits. Patrick yeah. There is a man on stefan digs pattern match on step on digs but supporting that is making fitzpatrick and stuff on digs. He got his like fifty yards. You know the old ab ab got shot down. He got fifty yards. Steadies is fifty yards as it. So i'm very pleased with. This is something to look forward to. I wanna point out that the steelers secondary is a work in progress. You're never as good as your best week. You're never as bad as your worst. Remember that you know trae norwood's going gonna struggle. There's games cameras sutton is gonna have a bad game. James pierre is going to beat things are going to happen even fitzpatrick it's the right. Don't don't expect us to be. You know the second coming of the two thousand eight steelers secondary. It's they're not there yet but they play a heck of a game to start their journey towards who they're going to be this season and that's fantastic. That is fantastic. And i am very excited to see what comes next. We got the raiders. Next week you know bring it on. That's that's it for our show this week. That's it and as always we're brought to you behind the curtain. Check out the website. Check out the podcast especially go check out the fantasy football focus if you're in defending fantasy football and i'll catch you on the next time. I'm a good night man..
"minka fitzpatrick" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"These guys are sure handed, so I would not worry about that, Um I would not worry about that going forward. Let's go to Frank and Williamsville. You're on the extra point show. It's up, Frank. Everyone should get the first thing I knew, one says if they don't give up a block kick And for seven. It's totally different games. You hit it on the head. Just an interview. You're going to get Jackie Anna and flank there he got. He got rolling to his right how he most often dangerous. But district didn't let him do that. I was watching. It didn't just puts it to end and every time if you be contained if they contain him, and they did. Um, did the defense defense a unbelievably well and opinion? How many balls historic catch Circus catches possible Tip? I mean, democratic or balls like that. It's you Look at the bills. Receivers didn't really help charge that much. Sanders. Well, he was wide open people. Cue balls. Jack Smith. Great. Beginning again. We shouldn't have touched on easy seven point The limit for still more air into that ball, But you just can't give up. You can't give up a in the course outfit every spring with their fourth time it was with they're trying to do. Are we talking about? The bills Fourth down play where they threw it back to the running back. Good decision to go for a bad play. I know what they're doing. And did they do any of those wide receiver screens at all? I'm here. So we're not there yet. It said about running the ball. You got talent? Of course, well past than anyone can run. They're not going to catch it. You know what? I'm saying that when he told me last night. This is throwing league We didn't need to do is run by once in a while to kill the clock at the end of the game. Yeah. Deception, maybe once in a while. But that didn't move because they could run the ball. They didn't execute. Well. Neither gave a black kid who seven points at the end of the game. Hey, pick six interception Return for touchdown. What? The black one return for a touchdown. Do you have a name for that yet? Uh um, There's got to be something out there. You got to make up some ground concert check or whatever you're doing. You create down their geography back. Thanks. Hey, Frank. Sorry to cut you off, man. I gotta get some other callers here. But, um See now. Now you've got me thinking about potential punt nicknames that I forgot about the thing I was going to respond to earlier, fourth down play unless you have a name for a punch. Six. No, I was hoping to get on track. Fourth down. Thank you. Fourth down is exactly where I wanted to go. Brian dabble yesterday. Did say. That he referenced the blood. So McGee he play. 2000 to 2000 and three Fourth down. Blood. So fake QB sneak up the middle. He throws it back to Willis McGahee scored a touchdown. Was it a little too cute? Yes, that might be warranted. But If you criticise that play call Don't ever give the blood. So McGee, he played credit again. Stay consistent. Because if it worked And this is why I'm okay with the play call. If it worked. Brian disable, would be a king today. They were up 10. Nothing at the time. That was really a turning point in the game. Had it succeeded. They would have went on to win the football game and a day that they were not playing good offensively. And Brian Dabble, was trying to get creative. To make something work because simple was not working on Sunday. So, yes, he tried to get a little bit creative, and he reached into Bill's history to do it. Could you imagine if one of the biggest plays of the game had been the bills pulling that off and then table saying, Like, Yeah, Blood, So, McGee, Like we went. We went back. I like that. He's doing that that he's thinking that way. And I don't have a problem with it because If there's any problem I have with it. It wasn't the perfect play call for the situation. The only problem I have with it is maybe doing it against that opponent. Mike Tomlin, Minka Fitzpatrick, Cam Heyward. TJ Watt, like these are not. This is not the cast and crew. That I feel like you're likely to pull one over on. And if there's any criticism of that play call, Maybe it's that Save it for Who can you fool the Jets. You can fool the Jets Don't try to fool Mike Tomlin and Steelers, though. Maybe you can fool the Texans. You can fool Do they play the Raiders this year? That would be the team that I'd be trying to fool even though I know they won yesterday, but Like those teams. Pittsburgh is so well prepared, and they're so strong defensively. They're so smart defensively that if I have any criticism of the play called, maybe it wasn't it wasn't doing it in that situation doing it. In that game script, but maybe doing it against that opponent. See Joe my problem with the play, and it's just total credit to Dan Orlovsky on Get up. He brought up a great point is usually does you know with his telestrator and breaking down all 22 films? Was that you notice how? Who is the receiver on the play that came in motion? Mackenzie. I think it was Mackenzie McKenzie comes in motion across the formation and the defensive back doesn't follow him. So that's a cue that maybe it's not man defense and check out of it. Right. Maybe the check out of it now again, Dan Orlovsky brings up a great point. Did Josh Allen not check out of it. Was there. Not something to get out of that planet was like, all right. This is it that yes. Is all you got for this play. So was it sort of like a cross your fingers and hopes it works no matter what happens. Was there a check that didn't come out of it? I think we have a little bit of blame more so on coaching and Josh and if and if there wasn't anything to check out of it, then it goes on coaching. Whatever the breakdown in communication is there whether it's Brian Dabul, not Leading Allen know before hand like, hey, if they're in man, or if they're in zone Excuse me, Check out of it or Alan? Just not recognizing it like something did break down there. So that's a good point. Because you're right. He comes in motion and the guy that blows the play up is a cornerback. That's our defensive act that's free on the edge, and like his At that point where he's standing burritos, the only guy He needs to account for he. There's nothing else for him to do. So. Of course, he's going to run the map. Brita. The ball just happens to go there and like, Look, I just made a great play. So that was something they were talking about last night in the Manning cast. Did you get cast already? Not yet, but I'm going to save it for a little bit here. But like Was it? Russell Wilson. Maybe saying like, Hey, you know why Derek Carr is throwing Kenyan Drake in motion here? He's trying to see if The defense is in man coverage. And to me, that's why I would have thought Mackenzie was going in motion right in part. Let's see what defense Pittsburgh's in, but then you just didn't you didn't follow through once you had the information. 83 or 5 50 is the phone. Um so again. I'm not. I don't have a problem with the play call, but There. It's not perfect. Didn't like it against that opponent. And as you're bringing this point up about, like, what defense Pittsburgh was in, you got to check out of it at that point, Uh, DJ in Virginia, you're next up on the extra point show it's up, DJ. Hey, Joe, Something I kind of noticed was it just doesn't seem like we make adjustments, especially coming out of halftime. It seems like we always start the second half slow. Uh, something I'd like to see. You know, I'm I'm all for throwing the ball throw as much as we can. The only times I think we should run. It is if there if the other team just to keep them honest. Keep men in the box. I think we should do a little run motion with Singletary if no one followed it. Line them out outside. If no one follows him in, you know, Run the boss. If someone does, you know we're throwing it again. But, you know, I think the play calling was fine. Just You know, we just didn't come out to play that day, and we could fool them with that play Call on Washington Week three. Definitely washed to pick for that. Thank you and all. That's what you guys got Say thanks for the call. DJ didn't think of Washington because they I got respect for Ron Rivera. And they've got ballers on defense. Chase Young at the at the top of that list. Um, but okay..
"minka fitzpatrick" Discussed on Beating The Book with Gill Alexander
"But a big key for almost anybody in this league anymore is how good are your assistance and got some new offensive. Assistant matt cannon. Excuse me matt canada. Who i think is going to be pretty good. Be good for ben. So i think they made great adjustments at the half also the thing about football that makes it different than any other sport. It's big place can turn games around now. Who makes big plays great. Athletes make big plays steelers have some great athletes particularly on defense looking at minka fitzpatrick. I think one of the best safety in the league. Tj white lot. Some guy saying he's the best player in the league quite go there yet. But but he's pretty far up there but they got that bush also. Yeah i that. That team is peppered with some great athletes. And they're gonna make some big plays and ben looked pretty good stuff a lot of questions about that offensive line. But tweed yesterday rumors of the steelers demise have been greatly overrated in there. I think for in the thick of the of the playoff race and once you get in the playoffs. I mean anything can happen. But i think they're they're gonna be right there till the end. We'll talk a little bit more about the ravens when we get there at that point in time but i think this is a good team not a great team but i my my takeaway. Obviously from yesterday was very positive. Pittsburgh is hosting who the ravens are. the raiders. The raiders the raiders. The raiders site on. Should i make a guess here. We've got a lot of numbers. I don't i mean i have no idea four and a half pittsburgh. I almost like your number better but not quite. I see six out there who my power ratings. Come to five and a half which that's that's kind of a leap from five to six five hundred eight show up yesterday on my dies wind guard so a lot of numbers out there that are live. that'd be comfortable in pittsburgh's six. I won't be that comes away there. I expect the raiders who look pretty good and we'll get to that later But i also and i. We had the seminar here on friday. And i talked about the home. Field is almost non-existent home field advantage. So don't win like three and just go home and think that's fine. It's a lot less and the thing about the steelers. Yeah they win a lot at home but they went a lot on the road to you know so i think homefield is my standard number one and a half. I've been saying for years at washington at zero. Yeah something's zero like washington zero jacksonville's zero point washington. I feel like it's better on the road. They might be but i. I don't want to give teams a three point advantage for home field. And that's why i make six is a little too. I'd like. I like five and a half better although probably gonna open six just because i don't want to mess around with it too much before..
"minka fitzpatrick" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"Us on the Western Hotline. The newest bills beat reporter for ESPN NFL Nation joining us here and again. Go follow her on Twitter. Give her your warm welcomes to Buffalo and, um, yeah, plenty more to come from Elena plenty more that we're going to hear from her and also, as she said earlier in our interview Feel free to shoot her any of your recommendations for places to go in western New York for chicken wings or just anywhere to go and sightseeing in the area because There's just so much to deal in western New York, and I don't think a lot of people realize just how much there really is to explore and to, uh, to conquer here in your type of western New York, so police feel free to reach out to her, give her a foul on Twitter. And Yeah, That's that Elena gets Berg on the Western Hotline. Corey will have that interview out by the way on demand here very shortly over at W g r 5 50 dot com. So few more minutes left in this segment here on W, G, R And, um, again, one of the prevailing thoughts or questions that we've been asking today, with all of our guests, really? Is just kind of like, what's what's the main thing you're watching for the biggest headline in this game coming up tomorrow between the Bills and the Steelers in Buffalo in Orchard Park. One o'clock kick off here on W. G. R, And the one thing that I'm really intrigued about is just how this builds defense is going to react to Matt Canada now as the offensive coordinator and just how much that he's going to try and change things up heading into this matchup with the bills. Just because last year the Steelers offense was Very much a dink and dunk offense, a very pass heavy offense, and I don't think that's necessarily what they wanted to do. But they had to play to their strengths and and and kind of Behind the weaknesses of their game, and I think a big weakness of the Steelers game was there run was the Russian attack. And you know the address that this offseason by drafting Najee Harris in the first round 24th overall in the draft, because I mean the Steelers last year word just, uh, abysmal as a running attack. They I mean, they were. They were averaging just 84 yards per game, which was I mean, by far the lowest, uh, rushing right in the NFL fairy for a Russian unit, uh, per game basis, Just a terrible Russian game. Najee Harris should help a little bit to kind of help that out and also, um, take so much pressure. Maybe off of, uh, Ben Roethlisberger having to throw a ton and we saw Ben Roethlisberger throw a lot last year. And Ben Roethlisberger only averaged about 6.3 yards per pass attempt, which was one of the worst. Uh, past per yard or past our yards per pass attempts, Uh, stats in the entire league. So I think this year my biggest or at least in this game, my biggest headline and biggest thing that I'm going to be watching for Is just how this bills defense goes out and tries to attack the Steelers offense and try and put pressure on Ben Roethlisberger and put pressure on that entire unit to To try and beat them. And, you know, last year we saw the bills. Offense struggle a little bit against the Steelers defense and the Steelers defense has been out for years. They've been very good. They've been Very reliable. And you know, it will be interesting to see just how this offense for Buffalo attacks the defense this time around and seeing if there if the bills passing attack can really take advantage of the Steelers secondary, and the Steelers secondary is still pretty darn good. You still got Minka Fitzpatrick in there, who Josh Ellen earlier this week, said You know, he's a guy that could completely flip. Take over a game plan in completely Reckon, whereas, you know. I think it was Sean McDermott, who said that t J Watt is a guy who could wreck your game plan as a guy that could get to the quarterback and T. J. Watt last year led the league with 15 Sex. So my biggest headline, though, is is really going to see how the Bills defense adjusts to a new offensive coordinator that they really never seen other than in preseason tape. And even then what is pre season could tape going to tell you about Matt Canada's offense and and and just how different the unit is going to look a little bit, Uh, going into this upcoming game tomorrow and again, We'll have coverage here on W. G are beginning at seven. P.m. with breakfast with the Bills, fantasy style and will lead you all the way up until the one o'clock kick off on the Buffalo Bills, Radio network and right here on W G R Sports Radio. 5 50 coming.
"minka fitzpatrick" Discussed on Behind the Steel Curtain
"I gotta stop using these big words in here. i. I mean. I'm driven always off. But yeah but just. He doesn't like a guy that needs to be in front of in the media. Spotlight all that much. I respected that. I found the quote from the trip in two thousand fifteen in an interview with markelle bali. And you know he says I grew up a steelers fan once. You're a steelers fan. It's hard to get that out of your blood. I am a big rothlisburger fan. That same too. I really like bed. He will be in that hall of fame some day so i i think it's a true true me yet this all by. Yeah that'll make sense to me at the right boom k. Didn't want to believe in it so it's true. Welcome to the show. Yes all right. Let's let's go onto up messages. Came in all right. We're the next topic is of course we've had our first weekend of college football in that means we got to keep our eye on. Who's going to replace big man. It's not gonna be haskins or mace. So everyone's been keeping the is out on the next steelers franchise quarterback okay. We've got the tweet. Here's from tommy. Jaggi hook he goes. Keep your eyes on on him. Steelers fans he could be on our radar in two thousand twelve. We're talking about liberty quarterback maleek willis. Okay i mean. I i find that particular name interesting just because you know what little. I've looked at quarterbacks for the next that are gonna graduate next year which means i've tried to avoid it yet have been unable to It seems to be that this willis is someone that's going to be like in the middle of after the big big names go and i'm just fascinated by the idea about while you're fantasizing you're already compromising we're not to get the best guys but those next best guys. Here's here's our own michael beck at fifty-six he's he's weighing in my favorite cube prospect for the steelers is since he's desmond ritter. Ooh okay. I mean i i i do love i mean look at not to be the perfectly superficial fan. I love the name if they pick that guy. He's great y'all people showing up and like black and gold ridler outfits with like the question marks and all that that would be fantastic. Oh i just thought. I mean that's the first thing i thought of which shows how i've done everything i can to avoid thinking about. Who will be the next young man to be the franchise quarterback for this football team. How about this. We've got This is this is great for the jerseys. We've got at miked up sports one. Okay when i think steelers qb there's one guy that jumps off the page. Dj you will you. you'll let gallegly from clemson. I mean while. I would love to hear everyone with the pittsburgh accent. Try to pronounce that name. I feel like. I was at the gym on saturday and every time i looked up i think i saw him throw another interception or make another misplayed against georgia. You'd have to love the daily perogie ya and then of course you're cj helpmann with the steelers will continue their mac love by drafting dustin crom next. Qb more. mac cincy mac. I thought since he was mad but they might be conference usa or the all american conference or they might change. What conference are by the time we put this podcast up. It seems like this thing shift salat. Oh i know conference shift the in the hourglass all right. Let's get to our hero of the week. Here on twitter it's gotta be minka fitzpatrick at At mink fits underscore twenty one. Okay this season. On pledging thirty nine dollars for every tackle i make in turnover. I force to help foster children through at kids voice. Pa see that's great because it gives. He puts the money behind every tackle. It's not just when they make a big player when they do something great. It's like no no no when just through the course of doing their job..
"minka fitzpatrick" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"The full day? Sure. And your your shopping the day before. If you're in the camper a lot If you have a boss that you drive, you know you've got groups of 20 friends that All pile into the boss that they bought for $300.08 years ago. Yeah. You know, like it's an experience. It's It's um it's just great and to have Sunday will be It'll be the best day of the year. It will be the best day of the year to have everybody there. Everybody will just kind of, you know. Look around and see How great is it to be back? You know how great to be back here at the stadium. I think For me. I'm not. I'm not going to go on and on about the nineties because I'll just bore people to death. But for me last season I got here in 89. There was Rob, who called us. I apologize if I got the name wrong. I got here in 89. Okay, so I got here as as things are really cooking or beginning well, After 89, But I thought last year Jeremy reminded me. I kept wondering, Is this what it was like? And like, maybe the couple years prior like 86 87. Okay. Kelly finally comes out of the USFL. You know, polling in this year they bring in Marv. They're not winning yet, but they're putting the pieces together. They got their franchise quarterback They got there. They already had their receiver. They had their stud defensive player. Oh, my gosh. They traded for Cornelius Bennett. They draft Thurman Thomas and then to me, I felt like last year, I wondered if that was like it felt to be a bills fan in 88 where you knew something. They win the division that year. Uh and they go to the championship and they lose to the Bangles. Now it doesn't go well. The next year they get bounced in the wild card, and then we know what happened. So I thought to me I didn't experience that. Yes, experienced the Super Bowl years and I mean I can't tell you how much fun that was. I hope that happens again. So with a win so people can experience that, But I thought I wonder if this is what it was like when you were there. You saw developing. You're there on the ground floor. I come to town. They're good, but to be there at the start when they go from two and 14, 2 and 14, 4 and 12, I think in Kelly's first year And then 87 was a strike year and then you win the division and you tear the goalpost down like that. Must have been a really cool feeling. I think that was last season. I'm guessing for a number of people. Um, either you go through it again. Or I think this is what it would have been like you feel We're on the brink of something special, and this is going to be for a few years. This is not a fluky one year thing. Right, GM, Right coach, Right quarterback, Right Players, talented roster. Let's go and then it, you know, Hopefully this leads to yes, a decade of being in the playoffs and being a Super Bowl contender every year because it really was up last Let's improve the game plan, Shall we? This is something going on a regular basis Football Friday. Improve the game plan. Brought to you by Bath fitter. Improve your bath in one day with bath fitter. It just fits bath fitter buffalo dot com. Uh, I did some research here because I think you would want to talk about I'm guessing you're talking about Hey, throw the ball bills, uh, passing game Briand able, utilizing that attack that philosophy from last year Josh Allen, the deep weapons against a secondary at least the corners where you surely can, I think have a big edge in the matchups on Sunday. So remember, the Steelers lost Mike Hilton in the off season. They lost Steve Nelson in the off season. Joe Haden's Their number one cornerback. Probably not going to be able to cover Stefon Diggs. Uh, Cam Sutton is okay. He might be a slot guy on the nickel, but their depth at cornerback is very suspect Good at safety. Especially Minka Fitzpatrick, but depth at quarterback very suspect and I would think there's going to be a lot of trouble for Pittsburgh to match up with the depth of the Bills wide receivers on Sunday. I'm not telling you anything that Brian Table doesn't know already, by the way, but yes, throw the ball. Um, make sure Josh is protected. You know, you got to worry about what Uh, Melvin Ingram is on the Steelers now this season. Um, they don't have stuff onto it. That helps, but they have a good front seven. But I think you can take advantage of the matchups with your receivers in this game plan against the Pittsburgh Steelers secondary on Sunday, which again is not a big surprise. No one expects the bills come out and try and run the ball. Right? Why come out and establish the run? I just if they were going to do that, maybe they watched the game last night and saw 700 passing yards and 100 rushing yards combined. So throw the ball there, Mr Dabble and throw it at their cornerbacks. That's improving the game. By the way. One other thing in terms of the game plan to watch out for is the Steelers offensive line. Okay, that's they blew up their line in the off season. So they're going to start a rookie left tackle. A rookie center. And a left guard who has four career starts on his resume. And the right tackle by reading this from reading all the Steelers stories this week. Jeremy, Everybody's talking about how the right tackle probably is better suited to be at the left tackle spot, but they need him on the right side, so they're going to start the rookie at left tackle. So I think You know, you have some areas of question big questions on the Steelers offensive line. That doesn't mean sacks folks, because if they're smart, they're going to have Ben Roethlisberger at the ball out in two seconds. But this could be a game where maybe Najee Harris doesn't find a lot of room to run. And maybe Rothenberger is under constant pressure because that line is a work in progress for Pittsburgh. That's all I got for the game. What else? It's almost to get through this segment. Oh, uh You wanted to promote I'm supposed to. You want to bring up something? I have no idea what we're talking about. Yes. So apparently I got sent a video. Uh, W George tweeted it out Niagara Metals. Has, uh, destroyed a Pittsburgh Steelers car to go. There's like an SUV. It's in Pittsburgh on it, and they lift it up and they smash it around with the giant thing that smashes, you know, cars and other things. Um, I gotta go. Look, this is and So I'm watching them, like, drop us. I mean, whatever this thing is on the Pittsburgh we tweeted off. He wants to have it. I'm garnered. Yeah, it's funny. You asked me What is Niagara Metal? I had no Britain said Jeremy wants to mention Niagara Metals. And I thought, Okay, What is it? Okay, so very quickly. It's it's It's one of these things that when you become The kids would say, And I might say, like adult ng Non metals is located in the city. At least one of them is like right by the Wegmans on Amherst Street. Um by U B. It's tucked away. And if you ever I've done this a few times if you ever have, like, Oh, we got a new stove. What do I do with the old stove? You throw it in the back of a truck driver to Niagara Metals and drop it got it. They'll weigh it. And then they'll give you money for the material, right?.
"minka fitzpatrick" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"In the next year or two. And I've been saying this and I know it's tough right to divorce the franchise legend. And I'm not even telling you Ben's bad. I don't think Ben is a good quarterback. Not going to say he's great. I'm not going to say is very good, but he's still a good quarterback. And a lot of things down the stretch. It's kind of unfair to knock him and criticize him because they made him throw the football 50 60 times. Lot of teams aren't going to win. Throwing the football 50 60 times, let alone when you ask at 38 39 year old quarterback to do that. However, if I'm the Steelers With the expectation not being a Super Bowl championship this year and just making the playoffs, right? I don't think you can expect anything more if you're still said even the most optimistic Steelers span in the world. And let's and I know it's tough, not the factor in health with all that we just said about the Ravens. But if the Browns generally stay healthy at their main parts, the Browns are gonna win this division. So what is the best case scenario for the Steelers? They get in the playoffs as a wild card team and maybe win one playoff game. That's not Pittsburgh Steelers football. That's not the standards of a great organization. One of those iconic franchises in Pittsburgh. So the Steelers down They have it pretty much set on defense. Yes, they got to figure out Minka Fitzpatrick. There's always things you could find tune right? But they're going to have to figure out who the next quarterback is. Do I think it's doing Haskins? No. Could Dwayne Haskins be the starting quarterback next year, potentially But that's not playing number one. Maybe it's find someone in the draft. But you're not going to be picking right in the top 10, so you're gonna have to trade up Or maybe There's a lot of quarterbacks that Could be perturbed and a little bit agitated this our season. And maybe you find a way to land the Rogers A Wilson depending on what happens on the legal front. To Shawn Watson. So if I'm the Steelers You don't have to say it verbally, not to say it out loud. And say vocally, But you could think it I would go into this year as this is it for Big Ben. Because even if big Ben isn't the reason why this team doesn't make the playoffs And even a big Ben placed well this year. Big Ben's not win another Super Bowl with the Pittsburgh Steelers. So start To break down. That big piece for you That was there for so many years and find to your next guy is so you don't waste some of the young defensive players that you have. Where you have A championship defense, But your offense just isn't good enough. And in this upcoming off season, we'll see who is able to be keepers on the offensive line for the Steelers. You should remake and maybe patch up your offensive line, depending on who plays well this year. And you've got to find out or you have to. Eventually start to think who your next quarterback is. And maybe it's okay. You bring Ben back and you draft someone in the first round, and that guy sits for a year. Maybe that's a possibility. I don't know. But the Steelers don't have a long term answer at the quarterback spot right now. So it's great that they bring back T. J wide. It was a no brainer. Now you got to get the Minka Fitzpatrick contract done and squared away eventually through time. And the defense is ready to go. But the offense is not, and it's been that way. Kind of what seems like the last decade, Right? It's vacillated offense, ready to go defense, not defense, ready to go offense, not The gold is off season should be expediting the process so the defense will eventually be or the offense will eventually be at equal level of what could be a great defense. For years and years to come. It is exact help show on CBS Sports Radio when we come on back I got to give you a little anecdote from what happened behind the scenes with these T J Watt negotiations once again, four year extension $112 Million.28 little over 20 year. 80 million fully guaranteed at the signing, highest defensive paid player in all of football, So we'll give you a little nugget on that contract, and we return also. One of the Dallas Cowboys going to be this year. They kicked off the season tonight. Up against the defending champs. Are you a believer and the Cowboys 855 to 1 to four CBS 855 to 1 to 42 27. It is exact help show But first up with the.
"minka fitzpatrick" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"The F C North. We've already discussed really the walking wounded that are the Baltimore Ravens, No J. K. Dobbins for the year. And today Marcus Peters and Gus Edwards sustained potentially significant knee injuries back to back plays. Per Ian Rapoport. Well, we have some positive news. And that's what the Pittsburgh Steelers after Big Ben basically said, pay the man. After Cam Hayward's basically said pay the man, Minka Fitzpatrick said. My contracts coming up, I'm paying attention to how the Steelers conduct business. Well, the waiting is over. T. J Watt will now be the highest paid defensive player in all of football. Adam Schefter tweeted out the Steelers and Star Pass rusher T. J Y have a mega deal. He's going to sign a four year extension worth more than $112 million. That is a little over 28 year, with 80 million fully guaranteed. At signing. So here's the thing Ryan and we discussed this right I don't care what precedents you had in the past. I don't care how you negotiation tactics are in the past. This is the best player on your defense. And the Solidified part of your your team Is your defense. You're going to be going, whether it's this off season or next off season. In a new direction because Big Ben Some think this will be his final year, maybe has one more year after this season left in it. Eventually you're going to need new faces of this organization. And Cam Hayward's a little bit older, but he's been there for a while. You got Minka Fitzpatrick, who A lot of people ripped the Steelers for making that trade because if you recall that's when Big Ben got hurt, and was out for most of the season and played in a game and a half Lot of people thought that draft pick was going to be a top 10 pick Steelers. They missed the playoffs that year, but they did go eight and eight. And Minka Fitzpatrick. We all saw what he's able to do. He is such a tremendous football player. So you have right. What who is now taking care of? Minka is the next guy up. You have some other really strong pieces on the defensive side of the ball. And never. I was never a doubt, right? If this deal was going to get done, it was just when this deal was going to get done. And sometimes, right. Right before a deal gets done there started negotiation tactics that are played out to expedite the process. Or maybe try to drive up the price and pinch every penny for your client that you can And that's why there are sometimes, uh, an uproar if it's fair to say And there's a lot of news 72 hours before you get the announcement of the mega deal that we ended up seeing today Now, in other cases, the uproar is actually genuine. The deal doesn't get done. Then it turns contentious. But when you have not only Ben Because I know Ben runs that organization. Ben, though, is only going to be there for another year or two. When you have Ben, say something, it does carry weight. You could, though maybe look into the future and go well, his voice is going to start to Matter less and less because you're not going to be part of the team. When you start to have Cam Heyward, who should be on this team. For the foreseeable future. And you also have Mika Fitzpatrick who really should be on this team for the foreseeable future. Start to speak. Yes, in the moment. Those words may not matter. The most. But you can look at it and go. This is kind of a core that you want to keep together for the future of this football team because the Steelers are always going to be solid, right? Not only are they a tremendously run organization, but with that defense even when you lose your quarterback, and for that year you had to go with duck Hodges quack quack! And Mason Rudolph. They were able to go in and eight because of the championship caliber defense that they had. Here's the part, though with the Steelers. At least in the last decade, and I don't know if you feel this way or not, Ryan But this is the way that I observe it whenever the offences killer, right When you had the killer bees of Ben Bell and Brown, the defense stunk. Then when the defense gets really damn good. The offense is not up to part And I know last year, right? The offense got off to 11 or no start. But as the season did go on, you started to realize Wow, there's no run game there. And now going into this year. Yes, you did. Draft Najee Harris. Ben is another year Older Juju Smith. Schuster is back. He's not a number one wide receiver Chase Claypool at a solid rookie season. And you look at that offensive line. No more Pouncey at the center. No more big al villain the waiver at the tackle spot. You got Zach Banner coming off the injury where he went down last year up against the Giants early on in the season. There are significant concerns with the offense. Yeah, You got some pieces, right? Ben is not going to be horrible. I don't think Ben's going to be great. Najee Harris. I like the draft pick out of Alabama. Juju will be fine Chase Claypool. We'll see if he could take the next step after a very impressive rookie campaign. But I look at the Steelers. Can they make the playoffs this year? Yeah. Maybe now with the Ravens Injury news. Maybe the Steelers end up being the second best team in this division. But I'm still wondering long term. When are we going to get to that point when we look back at the Steelers and go? Wow, This is the big bad Pittsburgh Steelers. This is the Pittsburgh Steelers. That when you go into a season, you expect the Super Bowl. Because it hasn't been that case for a while now. And I know Ben 12. And He was never able to get that third one. With Antonio Brown and also Levian Bell. And this offense is going to really get a face list. In the next year or two. And I've been saying this and I know it's tough right to divorce the franchise legend. And I'm not even.
"minka fitzpatrick" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"And how the Steelers air in that no man's land type of territory where they're not awful. They're not Super Bowl worthy. You can make an argument that will make the playoffs. You could make an argument that they'll miss the playoffs Eileen more towards on the side right now that they will make the postseason. However, I have zero expectation. Other than that. You know if you kind of look at it right now. And I know they shouldn't be the case, especially when you pay a quarterback. The second most average annual value in the league. Isn't Dallas the same type of team? Aren't the Cowboys kind of a no man's land territory to the defense stinks. They're kind of like the opposite of the Steelers. The Steelers have a great defense. The Cowboys have a terrible defense. The Cowboys have what you think can be a very much so prolific passing offense. The Steelers offense the line is shaky. And you also have zero run game. Really. Dallas needs to have a trade with Pittsburgh at Dallas and Pittsburgh SWAT teams. That could be a Super Bowl team. Maybe that's the only way Jerry Jones will be able to win another Super Bowl ring. Hey, calls up the Steelers Kevin Colbert. Just need to trade my defense for your defense and Kevin Colbert would laugh him off the phone because the Cowboys defense stinks. And the Steelers defense is actually really good with T. J Watt. And you got Devin Bush and you got Minka Fitzpatrick? And you got Cam Heyward and so on and so on. That would actually be a great trade for the Cowboys. If they could do that. It would be instant upgrade. Take the staples, but it out, slap it. That was easy when I look at the Cowboys, though. The Cowboys are gonna be horrible. This year. The Cowboys aren't going to be great. And when you look at Dallas I personally am a fan of Dak Prescott. I think it's a good quarterback, and we'll see if we could become greater currently think he's a top 10 quarterback in the league. When I look at Dallas, though, what's the expectation this year? Sure you start off with one in the division are they lock to win the division? I can't call them a lot. Personally, I would go with them over Washington's football team. It would not surprise me, though. Washington's football team did win the division. And even if the Cowboys do win the division They're sealing is what Win a playoff game You can't go into this year. If you're a Cowboys fan thinking that you're Super Bowl team you can't go into this year for your Cowboys fan thinking that Really you guys could do anything more than just winning a playoff game. So the Steelers to May Are in that no man's land territory and also the Cowboys for this upcoming season. Give you a few more teams, and I'm going to kind of try to just associate also with some big name quarterbacks. How about Matt Ryan with the Falcons? So the Falcons right now have a new regime. Terry Fontinot. The Falcons right now also hired Arthur Smith. They were a team that used to be in the playoffs here after you have two year got two Super Bowl, then got to the playoffs that the year after that. You know they were building something and then the wheels really did fall off. The wheels started to fall off when they were 28 to 3 in the Super Bowl. The next year, they answer back back to the playoffs. They were in the divisional round, they had multiple chances. Ago when the game and they couldn't connect Matt Ryan to Julio Jones. And after that, it was just Arthur Blank. I'm gonna keep on running it back. I'm going to keep on running it back. I'm gonna be loyal out of fault. And then it crashed and burned. And it was awful at the Falcon state for they could pick Justin Fields. If Justin feels doesn't go through, and I don't think he will. They could pick Trey Lance at 42. They could trade the pick as we discussed and I think that's probably what they're going to do, or They could go well for keeping that Ryan Even though our defense is shaky. Let's try to expedite this process and get back to the playoffs ASAP. And if they want to do that, Go get Kyle pits. Does. Matt Ryan, still a good quarterback, Julio Jones went healthiest, still a great wide receiver. Calvin Ridley. Showed you he is a young emerging star. And if you could have Kyle Pitts, who from most draft experts project that Kyle Pitts is the best non quarterback in this draft. That's an offense. I'll be intrigued to see what the Falcons do. I don't know if they could stop anyone. It kind of is the same thing when you look at Dallas Alice, we know could score. Dallas can't stop anyone. The Falcons that they get Kyle pits even They don't get caliphates. We know they could score. There are some consistency problems there, though. Some inconsistencies. I just don't know if they'll be able to stop anyone. So I looked at the Falcons. I don't expect them to be picking in the top five again. Don't expect him to be a Super Bowl contender. I don't expect them to win their division. Maybe they have an outside chance of making the playoffs and think it's more likely no playoffs than playoffs, But they're kind of in. If it was still 16 games. You'd kind of say I could see them going eight and eight, maybe a best make the playoffs at nine and seven. You don't expect him to do any damage, though in the postseason. Let me get another team. You like that? You like that? Well, he looked like my analysis of that this team if you're a Vikings fan The Vikings are the typical Playoff team one year missed the playoffs the next Playoff team one year. Missed the playoffs. The next Good news, sir. Vikings fans. You missed the playoffs last year. I mean, a lot of changes going into the last season with the defense..
"minka fitzpatrick" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Name is Carrington. Harrison. It is an honor to sit here with you on this beautiful Saturday evening. So The NFL has a lot of story lines right now. Matthew Stafford is a major story line. We've covered it. I think there's seven teams that makes sense for Matthew Stafford. I would take the New England Patriots as the favorite to go pick up. The soon to be former Lions quarterback. The A of CNN s C championship game. We'll get to that coming up momentarily, but There were seven head coaching openings in the NFL seven All of them are filled Besides one Take a guess who that is no and ate the Jets as laughable as the Jets are, they figured out who their head coach was. I think they got themselves a good one. Jacksonville worst team in the league. They figured out they made a splash it head coach picking up Urban Meyer. I might have my questions if it's gonna work or not, but it's certainly a splash home run type higher that they went out made. Don't love the higher for the Chargers, but they made a higher How is it? The team? That had the first opening. Is also going to have the last opening. What sense does that make? You guys help explain that to me How Houston is the last team to hire head coach That's confusing to me. Now. They hired a general manager in the middle of this, but you have had since week five. Get all your ducks in a row about who, at the very worst you wanted to interview and they don't even have that together. They appear to be an organization that is not on the same page about anything. If you think about the pillar and the backbone of what makes your franchise successful, it is these four things. Owner, general manager. Head coach quarterback. They don't have Head coach, their quarterback would like to be traded. Their player personnel guy, Jack Easterby is upsetting everybody and their owner is just sitting. Why, like that childish Gambino gift where he walks in with the pizza. And the room is on fire. That's how the Texans are run. Right now. The Texans are one of the worst jobs in the league, which is crazy for a team that has a quarterback. But it's hard to call them anything other than one of the worst jobs in the league when the Lions were able to figure it out. Don't love the lines higher, but they found their guy They're giving him six years now. Understandable with no Matthew Stafford. They hired a former NFL head coach and Anthony Lynn. Like there are here making the right decisions. Never would've guessed this from the Lions. I never would have guessed that the lines were gonna be this functional as an organization, but they've been functional. They're finding themselves as an organization that is making the correct moves. That's not the Lions, though, so there is a report today from Al Mondo, said Garrow. Which says There are two preferred destinations for two Shall Watson. Now one is the Miami Dolphins and the Dolphins make a lot of sense. They got a really strong head coach. Love Brian floors. I think Flora's has done a fantastic job. Let's not kid ourselves. It wasn't that long ago where we looked at the Miami Dolphins is the team that was purposely trying to lose without them is a team that was tanking for quarterback tank for two up. They traded Minka Fitzpatrick that we now see is one of the better defensive players in the NFL. They traded Larry Me, Tunsil. And they were in the business of acquiring draft picks. They now have those draft picks their playoff caliber roster, and they appear to be a team that's heading in the right direction. Would understand wanting to go to Miami now understanding that for them to acquire you, it's going to take a lot of the assets that they have and assets that could help them improve. With that team and that city you'll be able to get free agents and you're playing the long game here. If you're too shall wants and not just the quick money in 2021. The other team he has to go for is the New York Jets. Now, brother. Say this to Shawn is somebody who cares about you. Say this somebody who wants to see you have success and wants you to be happy. What is the jet situation have that Houston doesn't have If the NFL major market doesn't matter, the two biggest stars in the NFL playing Kansas City, Missouri and Green Bay, Wisconsin. It's a matter what market that urine You went to a major university. You're a nice looking guy. Oh, well spoken guy. You don't need to be in a major market. What are we talking about here? One of the Jets have That the Texans don't have Maybe you just want new, all right? Nothing wrong with just want new. Sometimes the devil you don't know is better than the devil. You do know. But I can't believe for a guy who would have a lot of leverage. Ah guy who could be able to dictate things. You would waive your no trade clause to go play for the Jets. Okay? All right. I guess. I hope it works out. In the end, I think cooler heads are going to prevail, and I do think that.
Minkah Fitzpatrick Wants Out Of Miami
"Patriots are so scary with Antonio Brown around that Dolphin cornerbacks are asking to be traded before they have to play on Sunday. minkah Fitzpatrick is has requested and received permission to find a trade somewhere the dolphins would like a first round pick and I'm curious to God's which one do you think is more likely to happen this week at the dolphins lose like that again right or Lamar Jackson and looks like that again because a lot of people are diluting the Lamar Jackson performance because it happened against the Miami Dolphins and a lot out of quarterbacks in that league could play very well if you don't apply any pressure in the dolphins did not apply any pressure throughout that game because they've got a defensive line with a total of before this game of five and a half career sacks for the entire defensive line but which do you think is more likely because the dolphins opens have never given up that many points regular season game and the Ravens had never scored that many in a regular season game and if you believe that the dolphins looking like that again as a possibility fifty nine to ten you're looking at the worst team we've ever seen if they could lose two consecutive home