35 Burst results for "Mullens"
"mullens" Discussed on Niners Nation
"Or your favorite podcast app to be sure you don't miss a single episode all right so we are back and we're gonna talk about the forty niners who all of a sudden are in prime playoff spot so the cardinal it helps because the card is lost the patriots and tampa bay lost. But i'm not sure how big of a deal that is. Because i i imagine it's gonna come down to the forty niners the vikings and the cardinals. We are probably not going to have an eighteenth week where there is an eighth seed added because the nfl is not very smart and despite having a seriously over twenty buzzfeed cova tests the ravens. Steelers have just keeps getting postponed postponed their plan wednesday. So unlikely unless there's another which i mean the with the way things are trending who knows but anyway where do the forty niners playoff odds currently stand akash super bowl. I mean i feel like that's where the mood has shifted in the in forty niners. Twitter land All of a sudden they win one game and it's like class but they're still very much on the outside looking in. It's good that they're finally on those like in the hunt graphics like espn puts up or like fox puts up when they when they talk about playoff scenarios. They finally made it so Like you mentioned And football factors which we all love Does their playoff simulations so the niners now have an eighteen percent chance of making the playoffs And it's basically you know if they get in it's going to be as that number seven while in the wildcard As a result of their win against the rams Their playoff odds increased by about fourteen percent. So they were dead in the water and they got a win now all of a sudden they have one in five shot of making the playoffs basically And now as we look forward to playoff scenarios and i'm sure as many fans out there who are going through all the combinations. I always think of the picture where i forget what it's from. There's the guy sitting in the office with like in front of like the pinball a ton of crap on the wall and he's like freaking out like that's what i imagine And so nine hundred five and six right now. there's two other teams that are five and six the bears who they may not win a game matt nagy calling out his team they may turn on him completely so i think the bears fall off the vikings who are five and six. They're kind of up and down. But you know. They have mike zimmer and kirk cousins you never know they have games against the saints and the buccaneers later on in the season so they have a tough games left and again if they lose one or two of those. They're probably out of the mix. Which i expect to happen so i think it personally it comes down to arizona san francisco area zona. Who has a game lead on the niners sitting at six and five. They have two games left against the rams in the division They have a game against the giants. I believe which new york is a tough out. I think giants probably going to be in the playoff mix in their own division. So that's not just like a given w also play the niners later on the season which will probably have major playoff implications so just looking kind of at the other teams who are in the mix. I think the niners can get there if they can win. Four of their next five games. I think kyle's at ten wins. I think nine and seven will get you there and now the question is can they get to nine seven and what some of the injury issues we talked about earlier. One of the things had mentioned earlier. Was that jimmy garoppolo. George get will not return until the last few weeks of the season Which means that. Nick mullins is going to have to win you. Two of the next three games. Assuming garoppolo can out The last two weeks. So do you think that nick mullins can win two of the games and then somehow lead this forty niners team to the playoffs. The good news is against buffalo. He won't have to because anybody can run on buffalo you gash buffalo on the ground and the defense should be like it'll be up to the defense to get stops and it won't be like the onus won't be on nick mullins i imagine in the same way it was against the rams so we saw mullins last week. Might be the last time where he's asked. you know. Lead the team to come back so we got that out of the way. I was like who we're like. We have the bills now. It's the bills. Are i wanna make it clear. Like they're a good team and they have playmakers talk about them but matchup wise is what the nfl is about in the same sense that the rams are a bad match up for the forty niners are very good matchup in most spots anyway and the reason i brought up the vikings and i know they're they're five and six much like the forty niners so they still have a for the jaguars on sunday. Let's say that that's a win. Six and six then they play the bucks loss. Probably seven and six there. They have a couple coin. Flip game so they play the bears and the lions and that sow in between the saints or sandwiched in between there. So they're they're probably gonna lose to the saints. I don't like the there probably beat the the bears just because the bears. The bears haven't won a game in ten years. It seems like and the lines aren't very good either. So it'll i think the vikings will be there. I think their defense is flying better too. So that'll be something to keep an eye on. But i don't watch arizona. They make so many knuckle headed plays like they always find a way to lose a game in a you know with the way that they're trending. I trust the rams more than them. So i think they're gonna lose the rams and i imagine when the niners they're not gonna get swept by cardinal that. I just don't see that happen. I know that the cardinals are much better. I know that they're probably not going to you. Know look anywhere near that. They did in one when teams played. But i just don't think that they're as good as their record appear. So i i am with you. I think the ford guys have a much better chance than a week ago. I think it actually comes out before. Now is the vikings and it's going to be if the forty niners the cardinals. I think that that would be the trailer i think. That's what will get them over the hump and that's assuming that the vikings go in the same That nine and seven eight nate If they in a beating the saints and oh boy we we might have problems. So do you know. I don't know that the tiebreakers of the you know the head to head division conference whatever. It is for the vikings and the forty niners. And obviously we'll be able to sort that out as we get a few weeks down. But i lean forty niners just because better. Coaching better players. Like that's another thing. They have a ton of good players. And i don't feel like people understand that the reason that they are able to even retaining this conversation is because for the united stevens like their stack on defense. They have a ton of weapons on offense. They do have a good offensive line. They just haven't had a quarterback to hide the same issues. That other that other quarterbacks are able to. We're seeing videos. Every week of mahomes making these crazy backpedaling throws as he's under pressure or we. See that with a few quarterbacks davis because that's not a fair comparison to took a pair of the best quarterback shoot kirk. Cousins makes plays with a poor office of line so As soon as we see a quarterback able to elevate the town that's here..
Unsettled 49ers rally to hand Rams first SoFi loss, 23-20
"Robbie Gould kicked a forty two yard field goal on the game's final play on the forty Niners upset the rams twenty three to twenty quarterback Nick Mullens led the team on two late scoring drives it was a perfect Agno wasn't perfect at all but the defense played incredible and offense I guess you could say we delivered we had to and we found a way to pull it out and that's that's all that matters W. in the win column the Niners defense made a rough day for Jared Goff the rams quarterback lost a fumble and threw two interceptions one was return by defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw freight touchdown mark Myers Inglewood California
Soft Power 2020
"Am joined today on special soft power program by mongols foreign editor megan gibson monocle culture editor kiara ramallah and monocle twenty four culture correspondent and eurovision desk chief. Fernando augusto up. We have a lot to cover in analyzing who made l. top ten this year and who didn't but we should talk about first of all meghan. What an unusual year for calibrating soft power. This was because of course it was like every country on earth given the same test it was like he is a pandemic deal revert. And see what it says about you. As a nation did it make a difference on how countries will seen by the rest of the world and soft power terms. It absolutely did like you said every country was dealing pretty much the same set of problems but just as internally the pandemic kind of shed light on where countries weren't up to snuff and where there's certain systems were lacking or the social welfare net was not working so too did a show which countries were really relying on kind of coasting approach to diplomacy and soft power. Every country had to turn inward in some respect. You had to face an economy. Crunch you had to face a healthcare crisis but a lot of countries still managed to think about diplomacy and what. They're projecting abroad and to other countries and global cooperation. And that is something. I think that kind of threw up some surprises when we actually looked at the year in terms of soft power some countries that have never made our list before immediately caught our eye. Well let's talk about that. We'll come back a bit later to how different countries responded to the covid nineteen crisis. But let's look first of all at our top ten and meghan all ask you again. You were talking about surprise entries in the top ten. Who is there. The see that hasn't been before i think the first one. I'm going to go to taiwan. And i should say we've done top ten this year. Usually we do top twenty five. We quickly realized that there weren't twenty five countries. That actually made that good impression on the world. I would say this year. A peace prize in the nineteen forties. Exactly we cut it down to ten and picked the ten countries that did something notable on the world stage and taiwan absolutely one of them from their stellar leadership in actually handling the virus. Which i mean has seen the country. Even today has had quite a minimal effect. On at the helm of its citizens numbers have been tiny and given their proximity to china. Remarkable for that. That's just been something that they've really been able to step up and show that they've had good leadership and for such a tiny country and a country that has been long grappling with a very antagonistic neighbor. That's been really impressive. And i think we've also could look at another country that has made our list consistently but also small and has done really well with the pandemic and that's new zealand new zealand again a beneficiary of its leadership and of its leader. Another factor we will come back to later in the show. I wanted to bring you in now. Kiara refu- look at the top ten. Were there any entries in there that left out at you. It's difficult for me to look at this without my cultural hat on. Because i do think that cultural exports make up so much of a country soft power their own way. You know if you do have a tv hit. That really can change. The international perspective of people have on your country in the issue. We have profile of borgen. The danish show which kind of guess kicked off almost a huge facination with scanning wa. I'm happy that south korea is in the fair number and i were discussing. Grammy results on are getting their first ever kind of major grammy nomination. I mean that is huge because the grammys are essentially a us kind of awards ceremony. Yes of course it has one global subcategory but it's largely. Us fakest for a korean bond to be nominated as part of that really means that they have become not only a korean band moore global bond and that radius testament to the power of capes. I think south korea has really well deserved second-place cultural reasons but also for all the other reasons dr megan was discussing. It's very interesting. Also you you know you mentioned new zealand as well and perhaps it's a very niche reason to be very well known abroad but i do think that new zealand has got an increasing amount of really interesting. Musical acts that are genuinely world class. I'm talking the likes of zuma. Alice harding benet talking. Broods mullen williams all quite indie acts but in the the community which is very dedicated. Genuinely these are kind of agenda setting also around the world. So i think it's really interesting. That a tiny nation can produce a really interesting side of the musical experimentation side of things obviously around this table. Four nations are represented all nations with instantly recognizable and widely understood national brands. And that's my nation of australia. Kiara of italy fernando's of brazil megan's of canada which i notice is the only one in the top ten. This whole thing is just the most shameless stitch-up so fernando to bring you in brazil a country with a powerful national brand and yet you are not in the top ten this year. Do you feel especially put out by that is. Is there a case you would like to make well. No no no not not in two thousand twenty eight gave you the big buildings builder. People would be surprised by me. Because i always a believer brazilian. I'm very proud of being resilient. And i am still an and we do have an amazing opportunity to be one of the best countries in soft power so perhaps in a few years will be there the top of the list but honestly i mean this year has been terrible for brazil president. He's an isolationist. he's not handling very well. The situation in the rain forest which matters a lot for the outside world. Perhaps those of us who enjoy breathing so exactly. But i mean it. It is an issue in brazil. but i notice. We've all my friends when they say. Oh how during forest the amazon. Your president doesn't care. And of course his declaration sometimes every day he said something quite offensive to specific groups. And it's funny. I was trying to say i mean. What is brazil doing. well now we. We are student load of great things but even at football you have. Our biggest star neymar liked by some. But he's but even in brazil. Laura people don't like neymar like perhaps some aspects of his personality. So then i think even football. We're not so well liked turfing. We need to improve. I am an optimistic. I think things will change but two thousand twenty is yeah. I agree it. It's not the year of brazil. And i do think this year has been a blip for a lot of countries and as i was saying you know cultural experts from italy. Obviously still very strong italian food still eating around the world unloved around the world especially on this table but this year it was all about the countries that had cut through and what the cut through was what the stories that were resonating around. The world like fernandez. The amazon is what people were thinking about. When they thought about brazil they were not thinking of amazing beaches. Or you know wonderful culture and things like that it was the bad headlines that were really being projected around the world just finally in this first part of the show. I am going to rise heroically above complaining too much about the struggles exclusion in favor of new zealand. And just let these self evident absurdity of that speak for itself but meghan there couple of other countries which again have shoes soft power in princeton fact arguably the countries with the to hugest soft power imprint i e the united kingdom and the united states neither of the mike it and is that just about covid nineteen and all the people who happened to be leading them at the moment. It is definitely down to leadership. Soft power is usually something that is built up over years and decades so usually it can survive a bad year it can survive a wrong thinking government but in the case of the uk and definitely the us. It's not that. Diplomacy was neglected in the last few years. I mean we've seen a lot of policies that have been actually hostile to global cooperation. And i think a lot of people's perceptions of those countries have really shifted especially when it comes to the us under donald trump.
Nick Saban tests positive for COVID-19 again
"It's not a happy Thanksgiving cc to the saving and family right now. Couple days before the Iron Bowl and Bam coverted positive this time. It's not a false positive. Nick Saban test positive for Cove in 19. When I saw this news I'm going. You got to be kidding me. Iron Bowl Week. And this is this is not a false positive. This is a positive test. By all reports he will miss the Iron Bowl against the Auburn Tigers, where Against coach Miles on since Mount coach Malzahn was hired as a head coach for the Auburn Tigers. Alabama, four winds miles on three wins. This has been a tightly contested or robbery between these two head coaches and one of them. Coach is the number one team in the country right now, and he will not be on the sidelines when you saw this news, Courtney your reaction, Woz. Here we go again, Uh, that Georgia game. You know, it felt like every 15 minutes. We're breaking in on SportsCenter. With updates about is Nick Saban's test positive. Is it negative? I mean, we kept going and going with it. And now that you find out this man actually does have symptoms. I know. He said that he has a runny nose, and it's nothing like super catastrophic and he was a little horse in his press conference, but He is one of many college football coaches, um, including several in the S E. C. N o Dan Mullen had it who now have the Corona virus and are now dealing with this And you know, my thought is This couldn't have happened at least to any other program that has more reinforcements in place to prevent against things going awry before a massive Massive game Cozy, you know is doing everything in the right was sure. Absolutely. I mean, that's once again. We can't villainize there vilify people forget in the prone A virus at this point next day, been said it that panties like I go home. I go to work. I don't know how I got it and You know that program. Um, given who's next in line and who's going to be taking over with, you know Nick Saban watching the all 22 during the game. I know that he can't have some magical headset to put all of the conspiracy theories out there. He's not watching the game and calling the place. It's not like Hugh Freeze in the hospital bed calling place of Liberty. It's that level three wishes probably could. He will have a really at halftime. I mean, he will be on the phone with coaches trust me, no doubt at halftime, but Your point. He did speak today after being diagnosed positive with the coronavirus. Here's a head coach of the number one team in the country next saving on the just on a couple days right now the IV but a couple days before the Iron Bowl, his head coach of Alabama Was informed this morning that I had tested positive. It was a PCR test, which was different than you know, the false positive I had before. I don't really have any cardinal signs of the virus Right now. I don't have a fever, No loss of taste of snow, no fatigue, no muscle aches. I informed the team this morning at 10 on the zoom call on and I'm up. I'm the only person in the whole organization who tested positive on this, You know around. So you know the Alban Games, obviously the most important game and We hate it that this situation occurred. But as I said, many times before, you gotta be able to deal with disruptions and this year and our players have been pretty sure about doing that. Well, we just want to carry on the best we can.
How are changes to sexual harassment rules working in schools
"In May, the Department of Education made sweeping changes to title nine regulations Peter Medlin with W J reports on how colleges and universities are coming to terms with new policies. Many advocates in school officials say will chill reporting the new regulations changed the definition of what qualifies as sexual harassment under title nine to meet. The new standard harassment must be quote severe pervasive and objectively offensive. She Wa Patel is the Director of justice for students survivors at the National Women's law center. So these rules kind of in total really just turn title nine on its head as a civil rights law says they raised. The threshold of what schools can choose to ignore, and it's a departure from guidance that's been in place for wrong twenty years if a student isn't being outright denied equal access to a program or activity that might not be enough. So that means some substance would be forced to endure repeated an escalating levels of abuse before they can get help. The new rules also require institutions of higher learning to dismiss reports of harassment the happened off campus. Now, they'd had to put together a separate sexual misconduct policy to apply to those situations. This has ramifications for online harassment especially as many schools move to. More virtual instruction during the pandemic faith Ferber is a student engagement organizer with no your nine. She says, if someone's harassing you in a class zoom meeting that would be covered but if someone is sexually harassing you over facebook and then you have to see them in the zoom classroom that wouldn't necessarily be covered a northern Illinois University. Title Nine Coordinator. Sarah Gardner says they do have procedures to help students. We had the opportunity to see okay even though it doesn't reach this level of conduct how we address it as university but as faith ferber says the problem is that places like and I You could ignore those cases that they choose to, and she says, the Education Department isn't there to protect students either we can't count on our schools can't count on the government. So all we can count on is students and student power to really make a difference in holders schools accountable at a you students held protests last year on the basis of the university was mishandling investigations and the process was slow and apathetic. The university hired another coordinator and Garner says, they're much better equipped to handle their case load. Now, the new regulations are over two thousand pages two, thousand, thirty three to be exact and. The policies themselves fit into the last thirty pages or so the reason the document is so long as so that the Department of Education headed by Betsy Devos is trying to justify why the chains are needed and respond to public comments. She Wally catalysis says there were more than a hundred thousand comments mostly opposing the new rules they were school principal. There were mental health experts over nine hundred trauma specialists joined a letter and raised concern about the rule. So the significant opposition and yet they continue to move forward Sir Garner A, you were one of the many schools that Senate comets harshly not. Many concerns made it into the final regulations. Patel says, the provisions were largely unchanged from what was proposed, but there were also a few changes that weren't even in the proposed rule. So they didn't have a chance to comment. One example is that colleges and universities are now barred from dealing with complaints by people who aren't actively participating in an education program that means a school won't be allowed to investigate a complaint of sexual harassment if the survivor already graduated or they transferred or let's say they dropped out of school because they were sexually assaulted and they don't plan to re enroll and colleges. Could dismiss cases when the respondent who's being accused isn't enrolled or employed by the school but tell that could include professor who retires or who resigns after abuse comes to light. Another chain that wasn't included originally reiterates that the department's guidelines supersede any state law and some of the new title and changes are in conflict with Illinois. State Law one forces those going through an investigation to undergo cross-examination in a live hearing and as Sarah garnered I says, we have a state law that says, you cannot cross examiner one another. This is the price sexual violence and Higher Education Act however now, the federal. Regulations. You must cross examine each other in public comment. It stated that this quote turn educational centers into courts of law and allow for parties to be subjected to quote demeaning inappropriate, and irrelevant probing there waiting for the Illinois Attorney General. Kwami Raoul away in he along with seventeen other attorneys. General is suing the Education Department to block the final rules from going into effect. Garner says they'll find out if they have to proceed with the guidance on August fourteenth there are countless other issues advocates say make the process more difficult for the people involved and for the school conducting the investigation and Peter Mullen.
iHeartMedia to buy podcast host Voxnest
"Guess who's got the hands on Vox Nest. Radio yes. iheartmedia is to acquire the company VOX. Next will provide dynamic ad serving for heart radio PODCASTS and analytics Fox next also spreaker the sixth largest podcast host with sixty one thousand shows and blog talk radio with a further eight thousand three hundred terms wants disclosed. IHEART currently hosts with megaphone but has hosted with Speaker in the past. podcast hosts captivate has unveiled amy their audio mastering an integration engine, which is now in private beater tool offers dynamic content insertion for all podcast on the platform and also include proprietary audio processing tool. I'm an adviser. The finalists have been announced for the two thousand and twenty discover pods awards. You have until November the sixth to vote for the winners. This podcast is in the best news podcast finalists, but rap against the daily up I pod Save America and today explained. So we're not holding our breath. Silicon Valley Code Wreck Audio Journalism claims article in Washington monthly arguing that we need government regulation to keep podcasting healthy Dewey James Panel is to leave the BBC next week a former Labor MP who's responsible for BBC sounds the corporations audio APP. He was publicly sidelined by the new director-general. Tim Davie moves to be president and vice chancellor at the University of Arts in London we must have been in a hurry to leave that job starts in March. Punch shape and Australia. And podcast publisher has got one of his shows into a new spotify daily wellness podcast playlist and launched three new shows. The founders of Gotham podcast studio failed their own community focused hosting company tandem podcasting launches with member profiles and alive member Chat Service, and spotify is music with shows seems to be impossible for some time to mullen context has to pointers to to projects. He's worked with a track by track with cranium and artists Atlantic, turning February and Sharon radios wash with Simon, Lebron, Casey Krassner now at episode twenty-seven. I didn't attack stuff this. Monday. There's been significant movements in the new podcast index podcast namespace. The locking transcript funding and chapters data is now all being returned in the API responses and a lot of supporters ready been announced support from fireside, for example, which support publishing of the locking funding and transcript tags. Hyper catch, which is an interactive podcast, APP unlike any other in supports the podcast chapters tag pod friends supports the funding tag. Now, it's in our feet to if you want to see how it works blueberry now has a tool to help you submit your podcast to the podcast index works for anybody you don't have to be hosted with them at an carry rights that we shouldn't forget the listeners asking. For testing tools and a reminder that Dave Jones and Adam Curry's podcasting two point. Oh podcast. He's not on apple or spotify we linked to it though today from our show notes and our newsletter cast apart is an open source podcast platform that now supports the mocking tag both the important publish the service also supports POKES RSS USER agents list to enhance analytics you can grab the source and download it today Is there a better way to attribute platforms and APPs than a US agent we have a proposal for an audio query string I. Say we it's mind. It's probably got a lot of house in it of link to its day feedback his welcome, and if you'd like to do a spotify show with music but use youtube instead then you can't do that with a playlist and it turns out that you can do quite a creditable version using the Youtube Java script, Api, properly mixing, and talking over the songs and Jingles and all that are willing to that today from our show notes and on newsletter to. And in Podcast News, the mother Jones podcast is hosting their first ever live podcast show tomorrow four o'clock New York time willing to that today in our show notes and our newsletter, and our see national broadsheet newspaper in the Netherlands is concerned about the platforms of major tech companies that control the market. It's to move their shows like and are C. Dyke, their Daily News podcast into their own APP and our see audio from January. The first the website says certain and see podcasts will only be available to subscribers. Are. Coming down. Everywhere.
Mullen Addresses Florida Gators COVID-19 Outbreak, Apologizes for Comments
"Head coach Dan Mullen was roundly slammed for saying he wanted to see 90,000 fans in the stands Saturday. Critics calling him ignorant of the super spreader potential of that now, he says, he's sorry, he said it yesterday, Alabama's head football coach Nick Saban tested positive. For Corona virus. He's isolating at home ahead of number two. Crimson time versus third rank Georgia on Saturday.
Miami - Florida Gators Pausing All Football Activities After ‘Increase In Positive COVID Tests Among Players’
"Diversity. Florida has a cove in 19 outbreak among its football program. The Florida Gators have paused all football team activities following an increase in positive covert tests among players that puts Saturday's home game against defending national champion L s you in jeopardy. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The Gators had 19 positives following Tuesday morning Testing. Athletic director Scott Strickland says the situation will be re evaluated by U. F Health and the Athletic department Sports Medicine staff Wednesday. Shutdown came three days after head coach Dan Mullen's comments about wanting 90,000 fans at Florida field to create a better home field advantage against the Tigers.
Miami - Florida pauses football after virus outbreak
"Have put football activities on hold due to a Corona virus Outbreak school announced earlier Tuesday, five new cases of covert 19 and ironically enough, this comes on the heels of Florida head coach Dan Mullen calling for full capacity crowds. At the swamp in his post game press conference last Saturday at Texas A and M M L B postseason raise an Astros at 805 raise
"mullens" Discussed on Niners Nation
"One positive performance aside, Kyle US me last week this Guy Talk to you gentlemen I'm not GonNa talk to Kyle Guy Kyle asked me last week. Did you see the bengals play? A cover, the eagles, the eagles played the bengals and he was he was asking me about Joe burrowed. So let me turn back to kyle now kyle. Did you see Sunday night football. I was sleep I did not see what? I did not I would not even sure who played. So you'RE GONNA have to film in place. So Nick mullins come on down. You're the next contestant on. Do you have a quarterback or maybe do you have a backup quarterback Kyle I spent all week singing mullins praises on the BGN feed and look I still think he's more than a serviceable. Spot starter he was pressured on fifty eight point four percent of his dropbacks a league-high for week four he wilted under that pressure BIS clean throws early to in the game. So he is not like it was it wasn't all on the offensive line he would get benched for CJ Beathard who immediately marched down the field for a touchdown drive. Thanks to. Some soft coverage from the defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz of changing up for the detriment of his defense So you cover the forty niners lean on new for this kyle. What happened with mullins on Sunday night in there l. to the eagles the one area where the Ford is we're GONNA lose this game was if mullins was under pressure and he come. To. That pressure and if the bright lights were just too big for him and both of those things happen. So the very to first throes of the game mullins has just a giant window to hit on a slant misses him on the next play. Shannon draws a player action pass where the fullback comes clean on a will route leak rate design great design. The linebacker trying to guard you check on the play follows down. so He's wide open and it's him and two defenders who are probably twenty yards down the field guarding. That's it. So at the very worst, this plays going for fifty yards and mullins airmails it. So from then like when you miss those throws as a player, your confidence goes down the drain immediately. When? I'm keeping track of these Games which was completely my did a chart and nobody else's on this podcast. MULLINS MOEN's was on target for fourteen of grows, but he was off target for. His throws how that doesn't happen quarterbacks in the NFL. Do not miss that much but he was missing berry poorly, very bad. He's making some terrible terrible decisions and even worse he was like cement blocks for fi like he wasn't moving at all and he took some sacks that he just had no business taking Williams got a bad rap and some of the plays. If you just watch them back, they weren't really on trillions because if A. quarterback takes one step up one step to the right one step to the seriously any baby step anywhere you don't get sacked, but it was probably one of the worst games that you'll see from a quarterback but he was he's a backup and he played like a backup but I think you do have to give the Philadelphia Eagles some credit upfront because they I mean, they came after him they aggressive and they did a good job rattling. Him Nick mullins got sacked one in every four times he got pressured. That's how bad is pocket presence was I just looked at start up for you right there. Kyle that lets you know that a quarterback is not managing the pocket very well at all and the eagles can be hurt by running quarterbacks and mullins was definitely not running quarterback and when when we previewed him on the QB factory bgn marks Scofield, kind of couched his take. In the fact that if they're able to get constant pressure on them that Nick Mullins is GonNa is GonNa fold like a lawn chair. So I mean that's exactly what happened. I still think mullins is actually a decent quarterback but like you're seeing why he's not an green starter, you saw why the forty niners didn't WanNa take trade offers for him against the giants. It's it's a double edged sword with Mullen. So that's.
"mullens" Discussed on Bleeding Green Nation
"So we are we drudge through our weekly. Carson Wentz Performance Review on Yeah Verdun style. Hopefully, the next one is a is a lot more cheery Let's let's talk about what's going on with the forty niners. So again, we are not sure of Jimmy G. is going to play this game they're gonNA. Try We don't know or right right now I think nick mullins is going to be the starter if. It ends up being Jimmy G.. Will record something you know or I'll record something about that later on. But I WANNA talk about Nick mullins here and look the banged up forty niners in and the eagles should look at their injury. Let's look at what the forty niners got going on and understand for diners rebel to beat up on the hapless new giants thirty six to nine. Right showing that you can play good football against bad teams with Iraq of injuries and they did it with their backup quarterback Nick Mullins who how hand is quite fond of in my opinion is the. Type of backup that you love to have when you need them for a stretch, a guy that can get you through some games and racked up a couple of wins. If things are right around him on the day, he was twenty, five, thirty, three, hundred, forty, three yards, nine point, five yards per attempt one touchdown passer rating of one Oh eight point nine as I was going through his throws mark I? I just got the feeling that Shanahan was just running the office like they normally would and they weren't afraid to push the ball. I mentioned Wentz only having two completions beyond. Ten air yards in a in the air you you had for three mullins at ten plus yards nine for fourteen, hundred, fifty, three yards, and even win they threw its short. The forty niners gave him a good deal of Yak to to really boost up that offense and they spread the ball around to a did you see the same thing in terms of how the offense function and how mullins functioned within the offense? Absolutely. Absolutely, and let's be clear. You know me I'm not known for drop in heartaches or takes period I'm like Miss Luke to cold when it comes to this But I'm there with Nick Mullins I. DO think that he's a better quarterback between Emma Jimmy G. Right now I and this is something that almost predates this season. I remember like two years ago right over pats pulpit that mullins should be their target for a post, Tom Brady world like this is the guy like you watch him. Anticipation manipulation all the little things. Now, those are the veins of lead me to believe that Brett? Repin quarterback four in last year traff class it. So maybe I'm not the guy to listen to but molly checks a lot of the boxes that used to matter at the position all those little small things and when you see this game against the giants. It should hands offense like they haven't changed anything. They had said look bad. You're our backups or just GONNA, run slant flat eleven times because you know that's all we can call their run the same stuff they're running league run vertical concepts. They're letting them challenge downfield. You know he's taking those shots if he can. If not check at down, he's making smart decisions the football. Yes he's efficient what he pushes it downfield like you pointed out seven of nine in this game not once numbers. Obviously it's so look I think this is a kid that can play the position and obviously Shanahan has a certain type at quarterback like Jimmy Garoppolo heated CJ beathard in the third round now nick mullins like he wants guys that are smart. With the football, make quick decisions with football and that are accurate and he'll fill in the rest schematically. That's what he hasn't mullets like this kid is good and that's why the forty niners turned down. Every single trait offered that they got for him this last off season they really do love this cat even though they have what they think is a franchise. quarterback on a on a big contract now so they definitely have faith in him to run run the offense, and like this is going to sound crazy but I think it's easy to undersell mullins if you're not too familiar with them, the guy is definitely function I I think my question now is mark like what rattles mullins where can you get him? What are his weaknesses? What can the Eagles due to him? What does it look like when he has a bad game? Does that happen while I mean I think like with most quarterbacks it starts with pressure like if you could get quick interior pressure on him, which again is like the old cliche thin. That's one situation that does rattle them his arm is. Sufficient, it's not great. You put those two things together that screams to me, rex Ryan versus Tom Brady. That's to me you show him some different looks up front. You try to get pressure on you use sometimes those radar lime and we've seen teams usually you don't know who's common who's going. We saw that Monday night from the Ravens a couple of times against. that it worked early but you've gotta play sixty minutes against that cat like so you try to get pressure on him and then you take away underneath throwing lanes you force everything to the boundary if he's going to be hitting fifteen yards twenty yard out route against you and wins that way like fine. Tip your hat to him. Calm your daddy move on with. Your Life. But if you let him hit the underneath stuff if you let him seem comfortable in the pocket and he throws, it wants to hit while then that's on you like you've got to take away that stuff. I, rattle a bit move them off of his spot and force them to hit shot plays or routes on the outside deeper than say five or Ten yards downfield. That's what you've gotTa do against that your best shot and you look at the way, the forty niners are built near getting back towards kiddle. They're probably getting back. deebo Samuel. They have Brandon I. They have all these big guys. If you let him throw short going to take that all day and they're just gonNA blow up his stats after the catch. What they're gonNA do in the Eagles are. A prime example that was his first start. If I'm not mistaken was against the raiders a couple years ago would Garoppolo hurt and benched battered and one of his biggest plays in that game I believe it was a Monday night or Thursday hundred. I think it was the third dinner I don't think it was just a simple slant route to George kill. And it was one of those moments where he was backside, he was actually frontside of three by two WHO's empty formation and knows quarterback that middle linebacker in the rat is going to open to the number three guy he's gonNA open to says so he's opened in his hips to kiddle, but that's what he wants to go the football..
"mullens" Discussed on Niners Nation
"Carreira today is Thursday September. Twenty Fourth Two thousand twenty here's what's happening with your San Francisco Forty niners. The niners returned to practice yesterday for the first time since the disaster that was the jets game on Sunday nothing too surprising to report on the injury front today Jimmy G. D. Four, Kevin Coleman and Rahim mustard all missed practice dre greenlaw and George. kitto were limited and Jason. VERITA was full go for the first time since week one because of all the injuries. At the running back spot. Jerick McKinnon will likely make his first start as a forty niner since signing his four year thirty million dollar deal in two thousand eighteen kyle. Shanahan. How confident are you that Jerick McKinnon can handle that workload with his injury history? I'm very confident he he's done a great job and all the recipes gone in these two weeks every time he's gone opportunities came through for us. Obviously, those two guys being outed should get more opportunities this weekend he deserves it. I know he's excited for and we're excited seem in case you're wondering McKinnon hasn't rushed for one hundred yards in a game since two thousand fourteen but he also has that twenty carries in a game just once it is entire career. Ni- mentioned that Jimmy Garoppolo is not practicing that sets the stage for Nick Mullins to take the reins at quarterback Trent. William. Says, mullins has been all business this week lockdown. Mom you can tell that they get out of quarterback install meaner you Sam going over the game plan have maybe have script she is just like he has a ton of video see anybody on walk past the time. You. Know see him going over in his head. Don't even notice me don't even speak. Is Kinda. The same thing I used to see who kirk cousins a long time ago on countless Munir same mind frame when I see him how serious he takes game. As an offense. Lami love to see it. Oh Trent I was with you right up until the end. Hopefully he plays better than kirk cousins. He's been terrible this year. Mullins hasn't started since twenty eighteen when he got the nod for eight games and he threw thirteen touchdowns, ten interceptions and two hundred and eighty four yards per game. Regardless, of WHO's under center the field underfoot has certainly been a big topic of conversation this week the NFL has said things are all good but that won't exactly put the players minds at ease Bolanos tell you the week we're not gonNA think about it now go across in mind but when you got a three hundred pound, I'm in front of you as trying to please you back I think deserve is kind of falls to on the back burner and. I think for me. That's what it's GonNa be I'd hate to see what happened if anybody else goes down on Sunday but at this point who's left to get hurt We always give you something to read something to watch and something you might have missed something to read on this Thursday is Matt Barrow Story in the Athletic about former forty niners tight and Greg Clark who back in the day suffered an injury similar to what tyrod Taylor of the chargers is going through. Now, a team doctor accidentally punctured a lung while. Giving a painkilling injection in the ribs now unlike Taylor Clark actually played the entire game after that. But what happened after the game is even crazier go check it out something to watch. Okay. This isn't exactly forty niners related, but I did see it because Jennifer Lee Chen of NBC Sports, Bay area posted a video of it on twitter thirty-three-year-old Maya Gabeira. A seventy three and a half foot wave. It is the biggest wave surfed by anyone during the twenty, nine, thousand, nine, hundred, twenty, winter season, and the video of it is awesome. something. You may have missed the forty nine or spent the week at the greenbrier resort in West Virginia. To avoid the cross country flights between Games at METLIFE stadium. The resort is located in White Sulphur Springs which apparently was known for its healing waters about two hundred years ago. Shanahan what do you think about that? When did not know that about the the healing powers of the water so I'll stop with a bottle of water and get right to that for players and could use are. Now that's going to do it for this edition of stats and eggs stay tuned for the gold standard. Parkas where Levin, black and I talked with former forty niners quarterback j t O'Sullivan, he tells us what's up with Jimmy G., what he can do going forward and how amazed the is that former teammate Frank Gore is still playing in the national football league. I'm rob that's Guerrero we'll talk tomorrow..
49ers lose Garoppolo, Bosa, Mostert to injury
"11 45 K. C. B s Sports. Bad day for the 40 Niners on the injury front quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo out for the second half of their game against the Jets with an ankle injury. Nick Mullens has taken over his quarterback, where he moster, Nick Bosa and Solomon Thomas are also all out. Would knee injuries. 40 Niners currently lead 21 23
Final 53-man roster projections for all 32 NFL teams
"We're to get into the fifty three man roster. So today, we're going to make some projections I did a roster projection heading into training camp was on July twenty seven I had Jalen Hurd making the team I had Sean Coleman making the team. I had a few other players that they're just not going to make the team for whatever reason. So we're going to do that again today after trying to cap after all the news after everything we've seen and read and it will let's just compare to see what's changed since. So start with the first things first quarterback, Jimmy, Garoppolo, nick, mullins, CJ, Beathard I think they all make the roster I. Don't think that that's going to be very you know very controversial. It should be. I mean yeah. I I. Agree I all three of them making the roster as well. Especially, this season with Cova did I imagine that most teams will try to carry three quarterbacks if they can especially just given you know you never know. What happens if Garoppolo or mullins or you know they were to test positive or whatever the case is right and they were mistime than having Beth who understands the system? He's not great by any means just having them in the building is going to be advantage. Advantageous this season. I made this comment to someone else earlier Beth. `Red to George Kettle is Kinda of like you know James Jones or Mike Miller was. and. Lebron he's like teams back in the day. He used to have like those guys like travel with him. I think CJ beathard and George kind of like that George must have somewhere in his contract that Caesar method must be on the roster wherever he is. Those our buddy buddy but jokes, apart I I think all three of them will will make the team. So that's funny. You say that because Caitlin Beth one throwing to kill this off season for the most part it wasn't. Garoppolo. So maybe there is this weird clause in the contract right? I mean I feel like I could make a stronger argument where you carry two quarterbacks as opposed to three just playing the odds last year I can understand it as you know Garoppolo is coming off an injury. So you want to just protect your quarterback you WanNa make sure that you know united last minute fishing for a quarterback but you know he's out there he looks comfortable. No knee brace. In just in this situation I just can't understand a situation where. What are the odds that your third quarterback plays a snap in the regular season game just play the is I imagine that's less than ten percent very, very low at imagine. Right if we're going to do that, yet are the likelihood of a quarterback testing positive for having that whole situation happened shared night. There's a possibility that can happen without. It'd be a risk that I'd be willing to take, and I would much rather have you know a position player as opposed to you know a third string quarterback that major. May Not like the is that he throws a pass on likely and he's not going to help you in special teams or anything but that's I mean that's a Shanahan's ways and I don't see that changing I. Wonder if that will change you know this year with mullins and method both moans is a restricted free agent, right? Yeah. MULLENS will be back. He's restricted free agent. CJ BEATHARD is directed So hopefully, this is the last we've seen of method. CONHAM. I. Hope they don't some deal but Yeah it's tough. Especially, you know when you're having. Debates over other positions trying to like squeeze some other guy and you've got who's affected taking roster spot and like you mentioned, what are the odds that he plays right? but just given. Kyle and where they draft method and what they're trying to do I think they're gonNA, they're gonNA keep him on the roster rather than just swallow their pride and cut him. So both said before the pod before we hit record, this is what we think is going to happen not necessarily what we would do if you were in charge fifty, three man roster so.
It's a lot harder to get out the vote during a pandemic
"They say meet the voters where they are especially if they're your friends on the Internet from American public media, this is marketplace tech I'm molly would. It's a lot harder to get out the vote. During a pandemic political strategist and organizers are trying to buy new ways to reach voters and potential voters, research shows that usually in person interactions are the most effective technique, but now organizers are turning to an old idea. A turnout captain, a local volunteer who whips up voting interest, but combined with targeted data and sometimes APPs, and they're finding that that combination can really work marketplace's Kimberly Adams covers money and politics and did some reporting on this for us. Things like knocking on the doors of strangers to be in their face about a candidate does not work in a pandemic, and there seems to be a shift among sort of the political strategists and the get out the vote folks to really look at something that's called relational organizing, and I spoke with her thick Balasubramaniam. He's at Howard. University works a lot with data and with campaigns on this idea of relational organizing and. And here's how he explains it. Essentially you make a list of your family members, friends and neighbors, and because of research we know that the Messenger really really matters way more effective than TV digital or radio is when you hear a pitch straight from someone that you'd know and trust, and that makes these things a lot more effective according to the research. We've seen so far right. Do apps like this exist now? Sort of this APP called turnout nation. The founder Mark Mullen was telling me that with this APP. Basically, it doesn't necessarily push people to you, but you just say hey I want to get more people out to vote. Here are ten of my friends and family that I am committing to help them get registered and help them turn out to vote, and whereas a traditional campaign method of saying, knocking on the doors of strangers can boost turn out by like two percent. Their method boosted turn out by about thirteen percent. And why is that because it's more personal? Not just because it's more personal, but with turn out nation for example and a lot of the ways that this sort of get out the vote tech is being deployed for relational organizing much of it is not associated with a particular campaign. Most up vote efforts are run by candidate campaign specifically they tend to sort of be focused on a huge amount of stranger to stranger contact, and the last maybe month or three weeks before the election, but there are a lot of people. People who want to increase turnout and do other things to support American democracy year round and A. They don't necessarily want to do it in the service of this or that candidate and they only want to do it just before before Elections Right so folks like Mullen who work on this say that not only are volunteers more likely to get involved when you strip out the politics, but they also say that people respond better as well when you're just saying. Hey, you should vote. To Hey, you should vote for this particular candidate so obviously like this is a unique moment because of the pandemic, but it sounds like if it's that effective, and if you know, events may become less popular or good old fashioned door. Knocking becomes less popular at. The groundwork for a different type of digital campaigning in the future I think there's going to have to be a different type of digital campaigning. Now you can imagine some hesitancy by campaigns to us. Sort of this turnout captain model that that Molin is highlighting because they don't necessarily want everyone to turn out to vote. They want the people who were going to vote for their candidate to turn out to vote and the individual campaigns are scrambling because our entire campaign infrastructure is built on sort of these face to face interaction. A lot of that is just out the window.
Trump faces criticism from former and current defense secretaries
"General James Mattis the former secretary of defense under president trump was blunt to say the least when he released his rebuke of the president yesterday evening he noted the similarities in **** tactics in Normandy to what he believes the president is trying to do nationwide during these George Floyd protest reporting on this in the Washington post is down the month who joins us on the commode whose identity afternoon good afternoon secretary Mattis had been pretty quiet about the president ever since he resigned in twenty eighteen was this an unexpected rebuke from him or had even hinting at something coming out against the president in an election year R. I think Mattis really did want to go away and and remain quiet as relates to this and any taken a beating I'm kind of in the political sphere in Washington for it I think would really change change the dynamics here was Maddox's believes that the military was being used as something of a political club partly with threats and partly with what we saw play out in the square just outside the White House on Monday where protesters were pushed away with non lethal weapons for the president's photo opportunity at the church and as a part of that group you have the chairman of the joint chiefs general not only in the current secretary of defense making that walk from the White House over so you've got this dynamic in this be topics where the military looks like it's okay with the way that played out the from the fallout standpoint yeah politically it it might not be an easy go for him but what about from current and former military leaders are they coming out with their own criticisms as well it's certainly not universal but but yes we that there've been quite a few others who have spoken up by general Tony Thomas come to mind thank you in special operations before retiring former chairman of the joint chiefs Mike Mullen with a four star navy admiral he spoke up and and since then you know what we're starting to hear more I I think one thing that that matter speaking up sensually yields that others who have been holding their tongue also start speaking up
Raiders pick guard John Simpson at No. 109 in the 2020 NFL Draft
"With the one hundred nine only twenty NFL draft philosophy biggest raiders selected John Simpson card from Clemson I would just rather have a thought on Trent Williams are the founders of the dots of value there with a fifth and a third being that they were maybe gonna get offense of linemen today in one of these late rounds but to lower your thoughts and Johnson said here the guard out of clubs into the Las Vegas raiders John Simpson is now powerful guard all I will say this man Mike may ox loves him some clamps and football and he loves you know handful of programs and you know Trayvon Mullen a year ago and and this kid now and he also this is a big powerful guard but it does make me think that does that mean they get the talk of there at the VA gave Jackson gave Jackson they're they're you know powerful guard is a you know on the trade market that may be the case they may trade gave Jackson this guy may be the replacement so that was my thought on that
Kroger CEO urges feds, states to label workers 'emergency personnel'
"Of the Kroger supermarket chain a C. E. O. once their grocery store workers to be designated as first responders responding to the crisis and our teams are just stepping up and it's so inspiring when I'm in our stores and customers come up to me and thank me over and over again Rodney make Mullen spoke with union leaders this week in our state and federal leaders to classify grocery workers as essential personnel so they can get better access to protective gear as well as
Americans disembark from Coronavirus-hit cruise.
"American passengers would take an off a cruise liner yesterday to fly home after being quarantined for two weeks off Japan while China's said the rate of new corona virus cases had slowed calling that proof it steps to fight. The outbreak will working an announcement aboard the diamond. Princess with three thousand seven hundred passengers and crew have been held since February third told Americans to get ready to disembark on Sunday evening for Charter. Flights home passengers wearing mosques could later be seen waving through the windows of buses parked near the ship of the roughly four hundred Americans on the cruise. Mullen forty are infected with corona virus and will stay in Japan for treatment. Canadian Italian South Korean and Hong Kong passengers were expected to follow soon. After the government's also announced plans to repatriate passages seventeen new corona virus cases. Were on board. Bringing the total on the ship to three hundred fifty five. By far the largest cluster of cases outside of China within China authorities reported two thousand nine new cases on Sunday noting that this was down for more than two thousand six hundred the previous day. They said this showed their efforts to halt the spread of the virus. What bearing fruit. The new cases brought the total to sixty eight thousand five hundred on mainland China with one thousand six hundred sixty five deaths including one hundred forty. Three fatalities reported yesterday outside. China more than five hundred cases have been confirmed mostly of people who traveled from Chinese cities with five deaths. Declining numbers of reported new infections could mean the virus was being contained but could also mean it was simply running out of susceptible new
What it's like to work in a restaurant on Valentine's Day
"Candy flowers and a romantic dinner with your significant other you know what we're talking about Valentine's day but the burden of producing that special night often falls to the restaurant servers valentines they say is one of the craziest nights of the year I call it just factory because it's two by two by two by two it it's very very boring how boring or not Jackie Roberts from the pink door a restaurant in Seattle is ready she says the hype of Valentine's day turns up the pressure on wait staff to try and make a guest evening perfect everyone's taking the holiday which is to say they want to perform way too well and there's not as much spontaneity is we usually have an irregular night and the quest for that perfect night sometimes means the customers give the kitchen staff advice on how to prepare the meal you know you get a lot of allergies a lot of modification if people kind of built their own dishes that turned into well I don't like the after gently let them know that they in fact created the dish on her own it's not something that we need to Brian Regan back of the mockingbird in Nashville says not all customers are so difficult in fact some leave their servers a special sort of tip are definitely seeing cables that are clearly on a date when one of the people leave their number of a server which might tell you have a date but not all surprises are as rewarding as that Reagan back recalls one Valentine's date that went horribly wrong for one of his customers this guy came in early he was very excited all dressed up in a suit flower you'd get a proposed to be on say and would she showed up she had a notebook and it was a list of everything that was wrong with him she sat there for an hour and read it to if your working in the hospitality business on Valentine's day Laura Valente from Tilia in Minneapolis says the trick to getting through the craziness is beyond your game it's a hustling diet put on your running shoes try to look nice and let's go go go and give Mullen from the restaurant circa nineteen eighteen in Newport news Virginia has some words of wisdom for even the most harried server I just say to myself Hey we're not curing cancer here you know we're all we're doing is
Paul Stroffolino, NYPD cop shot in Bronx ambush, returns home from hospital
"The NYPD lieutenant who was shot in the arm and his Bronx precinct house yesterday left Lincoln hospital this afternoon the suspect in that shooting and Saturday night shooting of another officer in the Bronx was arraigned this afternoon on attempted murder charges he's being held without bail supporters of the police rallied in front of police headquarters today W. CBS's rich lamb was there rich who are those supporters and what was their message today well in you know it's unusual to see demonstration in front of police headquarters from supporters of the police and that's pretty unusual in itself well there are quite a number of elected officials Democrat and Republican there were civic leaders religious leaders people from chambers of commerce Brooklyn borough president Eric Adams a retired NYPD captain convene the meeting he said the reason for it as he put it was to show in his words now there is no space between law abiding new Yorkers and the men and women who are responsible for protecting the city of New York public advocate your money Williams a frequent critic of the NYPD and a reform advocates spoke out strongly against the attacks saying there is no one who can do anything but condemn with the strongest language anyone who tries to ambush and shoot a police officer rich NYPD leaders are concerned about what they call the recent anti police rhetoric yes police commissioner Dermot Shea himself noted that we had people marching through the streets of New York recently spewing hate against cops referring to a radical police hating group that cause havoc January thirty first when dozens of its members storm the city's subway system chanting anti anti NYPD slogans said the commissioner you have to be careful about the words you use words matter and words affect people's behavior rich we understand at least one police union blames mayor to blossom hill for these attacks on police well that's the sergeant union had had Molins who's known to be a blunt and that's probably understating it took direct direct I aim it may or applause yo Mullen said the the mayor's instituted policies that are putting our cops in harm's way well we're going to start to expose what really goes on in the NYPD what really goes on inside city hall those are his words they said the mayor is either going to get in front of this or it's going to get to a point that's not going to be
Why Do People Say 'Holy Cow'?
"It seems seems quaint. These days to express astonishment with a wholesome phrase like holy cow. It's so common that we've probably all said at some point. Maybe as kids. And if your sports fan of a certain age you may even associated with baseball announcer Phil Rizzuto or Harry Carey Carey delivered particularly clearly memorable holy cow in his broadcasts so much so that comedian will ferrell often period carry on Saturday night. Live some some people even thought that resute oh or carry might have originated the phrase they were both in the booth in the early days of holy cow but not quite early enough. Russillo began announcing after his playing days. Were over his first season as announcer for the New York. Yankees was in nineteen fifty seven carries announcing career began in the minor leagues in Nineteen Forty. Three and he moved up to the majors in nineteen forty five but holy cow dates from before that. It's what's known as as a minced oath which is when you substitute a kind of maybe similar ish sounding word for a taboo word. That's why we have friggin thing. It and heck in this case cow is probably a stand in for Christ so the speaker wouldn't take the Lord's name in vain minced oaths have been around in the English language for hundreds of years the variations on the holy theme have been in use since the middle of the eighteen hundreds according to the Oxford English dictionary its this definition of holy includes its use as an expletive such as holy cow or Holy Mackerel the first instance listed for this variety of minced. Oath imprint comes in eighteen fifty-five with Holy Moses but what about holy cow specifically it does indeed have ties to baseball but back before Kerry and Rosetto where even born pitcher for the Sacramento Wolves. Thirteen was known as holy cow Peter's according to a report in the Sacramento Union that year. But not even auto holy cow. Peter's could claim to have invented the phrase since that same year the Lincoln Star in Nebraska. Bresca noted that player Manager Charlie Mullen said holy cow so as early as nineteen thirteen people were saying holy cow at least in Sacramento Sacramento California and Lincoln Nebraska. The thing is cows are famously held as holy in Hinduism. They're not gods and they're not not worshiped but cows are considered sacred these gentle beasts after all if more to humans than they take in the form of milk and its products like butter and cheese and manure which we can use as fertiliser. There were a few English language books on India and Hinduism around in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries which coincides with the phrase popping up across America. It's unlikely that baseball players were directly referencing Hindu religious beliefs in creating their new minced oath. But it it is likely that holy cows were something Westerners knew about around that time. And if you're a baseball player who just struck out again and you're forbidden from swearing by elite. Holy cow might start to look like a pretty good substitute for what you'd really like to say.
"mullens" Discussed on Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo
"When it really matters everybody nobody is all right? I'm ready to go I just need you to defend me an alice. Time for the state farm safe bed of the week the Seattle seahawks at Philadelphia L.. Fia You can count on but hold on Philadelphia Bonus Safe Bet. I think after hawks win this game I would not rule out the eagles making a run at this. We'll break this all down now. We all know that Seattle is Arguing with the best teams in the NFC and their two losses this year. They had that weird loss where we didn't realize how good Teddy Bridgewater and the saints are going to be in the Ravens. Put It on mm-hmm especially in that second half but the sea hawks have Russell Wilson who I would put second the MVP race. Behind Lamar Jackson others would have him I The locket Wilson Connection has been incredible. The defense is not the same now for Seattle that we're always been used over those years and I know what you're saying Ryan. What about the West East travel? Don't do it. Don't I'm GONNA do it. I think they Philadelphia this week. Now here's the thing with Philadelphia. We understand that loss against a win-win now looked at as this awful loss when it's still like look it. It is New England patriots. The offense was a mass but they were without two of their top receivers and they still had went on a deep throat. Almost tie game out. They were also without their lead running back. They lost lost one of their tackles. and Larry Johnson. I don't know that any of those guys are even going to be back or at one hundred percent if they get them back against Seattle but what you have with Philadelphia even with all the on struggles. It's a much better team. I think than the five Fi- record indicates and when they get some of these guys back and they're playing at Miami home to the giants at Washington home to Dallas and at New York to close out after the Seattle game I think Philadelphia is going to go on a run here the corners better. This team has actually been a little bit better than the way that they're talking about. So I'm still picking Seattle to get it done against Philadelphia on the road but it is not one of those. Oh right off Philadelphia Type of outcomes and who knows maybe.
"mullens" Discussed on Niners Nation
"So if I'm better, I'm gonna force them or I'm going to try to. Force Mullins into the throwing an uncomfortable spaces, and that's going to be near the edges on the outside. And I'm probably going to pack as many damn defenders as I can in the middle of possible. Because if Nick Mullins is going to find success against the giants, that's where he's gonna wanna find it. And so I'm I expect we'd see a lot of cover one a lot of cover one robber. And just basically taking away the middle forcing throws on the outside. And then probably bring in some pressure that hopefully Molins hasn't seen before. Nick Mullins for as impressive as he was on Thursday night. He's going to you know, you got tape in the league now, and nobody can adjust or catch up faster than NFL coaches will for the most part, obviously, there's still some boneheads out there doing things that make absolutely no sense. But you'd like to think that if you're in the NFL coaching you've got legit taped on Nick Mullins. Now, the giants certainly know exactly what they can expect from Nick Mullins. I think from a talent standpoint as you mentioned that throw that you're talking about just I think they even said it on TV broadcasts as well. In the moment, he could tell he just didn't have the arm strength at least on that individual throw in. It's a hard throw. That's why at the Columbine every every quarterback that shows up to the Columbine. They asked him to throw that deep out route because they wanna see if you know from one hash can you throw fifteen yards on a rope to the to the opposite side line. It's difficult throw. But the elite quarterbacks make it and the not elite quarterbacks don't in the one place. You can't leave it as you mentioned is inside. Nick Mullins kinda got away with one last week against the bad raiders defense. But now that it's been shown the New York Giants are obviously seeing that ain't gonna force a lot of those those receivers into the middle of the field and say go ahead, you know, or excuse me. Try try to keep those receivers from out of the inside of the field. Put defenders in the middle of the field and say if you're going to beat us you're gonna make throws outside with the hashes you need to make them down the field. And we're going to force you to continue to show us that you can do this. Because right now, it's too early to say if he legit Ken. Can the Niners really continue any of the defense of success against the giants? This is of course, a giants team that drafted a generational talent and saquon Barkley, of course, a running back that has helped them win. So many games wins above replacement are of course, the preeminent running back stat. And you can put at least what like six wins on saquon Barkley shoulders. That's that's how this works. Is. That is that what's happening. That's exactly how it works. Yep. Yeah. So basically, you've got the all jokes aside. The giants do have talent on offense. It's not at the quarterback position. But it is that the wide receiver position. And while I disagree with dropping someone like Barkley that high overall. He is still a talented running back. Do you think that the giants are going to have more success in the raiders on offense? And to do you think that the Niners defense will be able to hold that offense at bay enough to be able to kind of give Mullen some breathing room in order to give him, you know, kind of some. Some space to actually not play behind them scoreboard for so long. I think the giants will definitely find more success from the raiders in. That's just from a superstar perspective saquon Barkley generational talent Oto Beckham junior. When on his game is elite Evan anger him. The giants tight end is actually a solid receiving tight end in the second year in the league still kind of improving, but overall there are some more pieces there, I think if ectively the that the New York Giants can exploit I do at the same time think that Nick Mullins starts. Fortunately are coming at the same time that the forty Niners of playing bad opponents, and that includes offensively bad opponents. The New York Giants still are putting ally manning under center, and he's well past his prime doesn't look particularly good..
"mullens" Discussed on Niners Nation
"And so what do the middle of the field defenders look like for the giants. And are they any good? They're not in in to be succinct. Obviously they've got other concerns on the defense as well. And as you mentioned if Becher decides to play a lot of man coverage or to really try to take away the middle of the field. He's going to have to send help because right now the players that the the New York Giants have over the middle of the field or not particularly good. I think this is another game where George Kittle plays really, really. Well, particularly because the New York Giants have Alec Ogle tree and BJ Goodson at linebacker and particularly Ogle tree. I've been on him since he was with the Rams I think he is a he is remarkably overrated in really it's it's all because of a hard knocks with the Rams, and they did wonderful job of hyping him up because they've got to create a. Storyline somehow and not surprisingly, she soon as Sean McVay gets there. He finds a way to get Alec Oba SRI out of there. He simply not very good. And and he does a wonderful job of appearing to be good in in sort of his around the ball a lot. But he makes what I like to call sort of cleanup tackles, which is not a linebacker that fills downhill sits in the gap at the line of scrimmage. It makes tackles this is a linebacker that makes tackles six or seven yards down the field after he's already missed. And so he's in technically getting tackle stats in the numbers might look good. But they're wildly inflated by generally four play right now. He just sat out there last game. He's hurt. But the they're sort of backups aren't particularly good either J Goodson the couple years in the league. But overall a very underdeveloped player. And then the other players that they'll play will be rookies as well. So overall in terms of match up advantage just player to player in where the forty Niners can find success over the middle of the field. I I have to participate this Shanahan is licking his chops. And some of these throws might not be directly tied to over the middle. But when those players can't you mentioned Leon hall earlier being able to drop into that that sort of hooked coverage zone and moons being able to throw a ball over him. A really impressive throw. He might not even have to make quite as impressive throws this week. Because those players those underneath players if they're these inside linebackers for the New York Giants, they can't get the they just they are not going to be able to run with George Kittle almost anywhere on the field. And I think the forty Niners if they're looking at a match up that they can exploit whereas Becher might say, okay. We're going to be able to sort of scare this rookie effective rookie, obviously, not a rookie. But more more or less. Nick Mones is a rookie a new player getting on the field facing a blitz and facing some pressure to try and throw him off his game, the forty Niners going to be able to counter that by going directly at the New York Giants inside linebackers, and what's interesting about Molins game against the raiders is that he really had. Success on in the middle of the field. He didn't really have a ton of throws out on the edges and the when you look at his throws on the edge of specifically in the intermediate areas so ten to nineteen yards outside the numbers. He didn't complete a pass he was offered to to the left side and over two on the right side. A lot of his damage was done in the short area of the field or in the middle of the field. And that's where I think if I were Becher I would probably force Mullins to the edges to the outside, especially if you're going to test his arm. I mean, there was a play that was incomplete that Mullins through in the in the raiders game. Where I mean, it was probably a little too far inside. It looked like it just didn't have enough zip to get out there to the outside shoulder for the wide receiver. And if I'm a defensive back, I'm licking my chops. Because if you throw if you try to throw in outside route, and the only place you can't throw that ball is inside if you're gonna miss miss out wide, and it was a little on the inside..
"mullens" Discussed on Niners Nation
"But on those six blitzes he completed four passes of those six for eighty five yards, which was fourteen point two yards per attempt and one touchdown based on PF gray that was his highest graded split, which I think is is important to note because that's the one thing that's J Beathard did which was hold onto the ball too long. And honestly even Jimmy Garoppolo who had a remarkably quick processing speed and release time in the last five games of last season. Didn't really display that I think as much as we would have liked at the beginning of twenty eight. Eighteen so I think of Nick Mullins can continue to process the game as quickly as he did against the raiders. I think that bodes well for continuing to manage the game not make too many mistakes because he did have some turnover worthy throws. But I think overall that's the kind of consistency that you would want. And if Nick Mones is able to do this for the rest of the year, I think it's pretty clear that he becomes the backup to Jimmy Garoppolo. And with the amount of tape that he would have you could flip them in a couple of years for traffic. I think that's always been sort of the plan to in regards to CJ Beathard is let's develop these guys once they signed Jimmy Garoppolo long-term. That's obviously this sort of the go-to guy figure out who's going to be the long-term starter in in in any excuse me, the long-term backup in any case. You know, all of these guys get to the NFL by being ultracompetitive? They want to be starters. If you can if Shanahan can get enough on tape for Nick Mullins, CJ Beathard who whoever it is to flip them even for a sort of. You know, sort of to compensate what they spend at least on CJ Beathard in in the first in the first place, even even better, but to identify a potential long-term backup that could win games when called upon we had this as a couple of weeks ago. I think in regards to CJ Beathard in, you know, very few backup quarterbacks in the league are able to just kind of get inserted into the offense. And suddenly, you know, play like the starter never left. I mean, there's a reason that there's only thirty two starters in the NFL in. Sometimes I'd venture to say that we don't even have that many right now, but to have a reliable backup that may never actually be legit starter, but sort of adds, some consistency. Entrust their gives the forty Niners some leverage in comfort knowing that especially right now, if they're really trying to maximize or what appears to be, you know, when when John Lynch in Kashan in signed with with organization seemed like all right? We're going to really make a push this thing a backup quarterback. Hell. As we saw last year with the Philadelphia Eagles in having somebody that can get in there. And at least run the offense at a solid level is sometimes enough for for a good offensive coach to make successful. But it wasn't just the quarterback who had success against Oakland. There were also other parts of the team that had success against a a hapless raiders mandate. They are they're fully embracing the the full tank, but one of the areas, of course, that had some success was the forty Niners receivers they took advantage of about opponent and had one of their better games of the year. They really did in as much as the story line is about Nick Moen's. I think what the forty Niners receiving core did specifically to get open. And then maximize yards after catch was really really impressive on a short week where you know, guys bodies. Just don't feel right overall. They had an eighty three point two team receiving grade from PF, which is very high. That's over nine points higher than their second. The second best game that they've played this year which goes against the chargers, ironically, another or the chargers a solid solid defense. Good team playing well, but the forty Niners receivers did play fairly well against them earlier in the year the yards after catch though. And this is sort of ties into our discussion with Nick Mullins in regard. Nick Mullins Nick Molins threw for a total of two hundred and sixty two passing yards. But specifically between pure Garson Richey James in George Kibble, one hundred sixty two of their receiving yards came after yards or were yards after the.
"mullens" Discussed on Niners Nation
"But overall what Nick Mullins did was he played average or at the expected level for an NFL quarterback and against the really really crappy defense and with a coordinator and someone creating off. Offense at the degree in school level to which Shanahan creates the offense. This is what you get. And that doesn't mean that Nick Mullins is phenomenal. It's a fun story. It's a great story. But this is base level offense if Shanahan has a quarterback that can execute. I would agree. I would also add that I think this highlights more. So some of CJ Beathard shortcomings in not that CJ Beathard is not a backup quarterback in the league. I think he's showing that he's good enough to do that. When Nick Mullins did do. Well, I thought was an I think some of this has to do with the fact that he like you mentioned that context that he's a third string quarterback. He recognizes. He's a third string quarterback. Right. These guys they have to go out and sort of make these wild plays. If he wants to keep his job because sort of sticking around on the practice squad and just being affective inefficient. There is never gonna give him the opportunity to ascend into either make the fifty three man roster long-term or eventually maybe not what the forty Niners, but to earn a starting position somewhere. What I thought he did. Well, was he took some risks? Is that a long-term sort of franchise quarterback? Jimmy Garoppolo might not even take the same risks because this sort of half to right? What's the worst that happens with with Nick Mullins if he doesn't play well in the game against the raiders that everybody goes always his third string quarterback Cal Shanahan's working with his backups backup? What could they possibly do? Nick Mullins doesn't have any career starts. He wasn't even drafted. You know, all these reasons for him not to be successful. Whereas when he succeeds, it's, you know, now, there's this national storylines. There's really not a whole lot of loss potential there for Nick Mullins to really rip the ball. In n let it go particularly the throat, George Kittle, which was a remarkable play more. So from Kittles perspective because I think maybe ten receivers whether it's titan or receivers, I think ten receivers may be in the league are willing to actually run over the middle like that in that traffic in space and still even put a hand out to potentially make a catch with what seemed to be sort of imminent contact. But the fact that Nick Mones through that ball is pre PR. Pretty wild. I don't know that there's many legit starting quarterbacks in the league that are gonna routinely try to make that throw. And instead, they might, you know, look look to sort of make the save check down throw Nick Mullins with nothing to lose. Probably not a great decision off, you know, sort of falling backwards, but let it rip nonetheless. I think as you mentioned this was more about what Kyle Shanahan can do with even average quarterback play an average offensive talent aside from George Kibble and his ability to when they recognize or when they play a bad team to just maximize everything in full throttle people..
"mullens" Discussed on Around the Horn
"Packers patriots Sunday night Rogers Brady put. Electric. Show said unicorn talk leading this. Here's Tom Brady. Get you really this isn't the Super Bowl. This isn't a playoff. What he told Jim gray of Westwood One. Did say he was excited for this one. What do you buy or sell Brady downplaying the importance? Thanks for coming to be reality. Tony I am selling what he said. This is a critical game for the patriots for both teams. Obviously the Packers need to stay in touch in that division. And the patriots are chasing the chiefs. They might have to go to that playoff game in Kansas City. They may not get to the Super Bowl if they lose this game at home. This is an important regular season game. Because as what he mentioned the Packers are third in the NFC north right now it matters. Whether they win the game. But what doesn't matter. What happens between these two guys whether or not will affect how we see them. We're not going to change how we feel about Brady if he loses it doesn't take waive his brings and we're not going to change how we feel about Rogers. Could we're always gonna blame the team and coach around him for what he doesn't win. It's just a fun game to watch. This is truthful arrogance coming from Tom Brady, look he plays to go to Super Bowls Aaron Rodgers trying to get the Packers back into the playoffs for the first time in a couple of season. So he's absolutely right. That this is neither a Super Bowl nor a playoff. Yeah. Just Brady being smart. He doesn't want the attention on him or the team. He wants to call me, the low-key, and yours is going to be crazy enough as it is. This is why he gets the super bowl's 'cause he doesn't treat every game. Yoed out make a pick for the game. Will you got backers? Patriots. That's inanimate for four. All right. We'll move on by herself. Two. Got a motor the Bob. Firecracker? Magic Johnson was calling Luke Walton into his office following the Lakers win this two game road trip. Magic reportedly admonished Walton in an aggressive tone over the team sluggish start painting a picture of rising pressure on Walton latchkey. This is your cat by herself pressure mouthing on Luke Walton, I'm buying it. It feels like the end is coming near it. Just feels like Luke never really had a chance. He wasn't magic guy. He wasn't LeBron's guy. Jeanie Buss supports in. But she pretty much get your franchise LeBron now LeBron's working in conjunction with this. And I think he deserves the chance he has. They were sixteen sixteen at the end of last year. He was bringing young players along it's hard to adjust with LeBron James team is hard to figure out where who knows where? But I don't think he's got shot. What do you think the time line is here? What are we looking at your how much time I have? If this pressure is the Lakers fired both Mike Brown and Del Harris really early in the season. They're not afraid to do. It could come at any time. Come anytime who come this weekend? Yeah. I don't think this weekend. But he could come. It could come before thanksgiving. What he paid makes no sense. I'm celebrate the guy has great roots. As in his basketball career is family and coaching with the warriors. And you're gonna give him a full chance because you didn't hive what are they gonna do out there? Bill. Bring back the high chair, Phil Johnston grand. Who you gonna get this better than him with young players? I lou. I don't know what he's arguing with since Bill said, he doesn't agree. I. He's dealing with suspensions. Injuries a player who has traditionally when joining a new team taken a long time for that team to adjust to his presence. He's shuffling lineups. Because he's trying to figure out the older veterans or the younger guys who fits the best. He's doing what he needs to do to try to figure out this team, the problem as Bill said, it's even if we don't agree with an even if it doesn't make sense it. Sure seems like he's nobody's guy and most notably LeBron. So they're gonna go find the Bronx guy caving the long jetty for Luke Walton was shortened as soon as LeBron James changed addresses in welled up Laker Ville, and we all know that..
"mullens" Discussed on Around the Horn
"But we've got Rams and we've got seats. This is the one versus the two right now in the NFC undefeated team, and it's six one team, although everybody seeing Nick Mullins rear view mirror and getting a little panic leak may be catching up to the Rams or at least ask you. If you think that's the case three of the last four wins for LA been within a field goal Bill. We'll start with you who has advantage Sunday. And what is Rams have the advantage in the there already was stellar? They added Dante Fowler. They got a edge rusher. They needed their offense can be unstoppable. They've won big games on the road in places in Denver in Seattle. They can play in these conditions. There's better overall team in New Orleans. They have more weapons were ways to beat you. They got a coach that's all that's on the cutting edge. I'm taking a Rams filers plug in and play. And he's going to be good to go for. Yes. From the edge. Absolutely. What do you pay? I just don't understand Bill picking an LA team to win. You remember Bill? Good times. We've had a New Orleans, and you know, how long those to window every none of us. I want to hear more about that. What we're getting that going to commercial break. All right. Go ahead. The saints. The saints at home are invincible as far as I'm concerned, they rarely lose. They're they are number one. We know about girly. But the saints are number one. It gets run in the NFL this year. I got the best leading passer in the league this year. Drew brees. They've got a running game. They've got wide receivers. I think this is a bigger game to the saints because the Rams can lose. And you know, they've had three games to two and three they've won by. They're ready to lose on the road. Sarahspain? They are in fact, Vincent because they're ten and eleven and their last eleven at home. So that's not invincible. But that being said the reason part of the reason they've been so good is because drew Brees is getting unbelievable protection. He's only been sacked nine times this season, which is only more than last night in one game. But it's also one fewer than Aaron Donald sacks on the season. Which means that we might see some real pressure for. Drew brees. And I think until the Rams lose a game and actually full on lose a game. They will always be my favourite even in New Orleans. Give it absolutely. I mean, there's no evidence to suggest that the Rams would not win. This won't win this game. Bill pointed out, they have a better offense Bill went out. They have a better defense. And what no one point out is guess what they also have bettle better special teams top five in the league in that category right now, and they're playing what they world of confidence. And even if girly is taken out of the game somehow by by the same. They still have weapon. Okay. Speaking of a world of confidence. It sounds like the trip in Baton Rouge or New Orleans wherever you guys that pledge skied and paid shared in some confident moments. I wanna hear about this. We'll go to break here by yourself. Play for fifteen just get to the good stuff. Please go ahead and go what I hear about it. No. I can't I can't even begin to go. There. Don't remember. Neither. All right. We'll take a break your cellular side. So Bill I said put on a pair of my name.
"mullens" Discussed on Around the Horn
"Let's talk catty the question have you ever seen the number three team in the country? A two touchdown underdog at home. True story. Nixon was asked to be would kick a receive. And he said he hopes to kick ass. Woody what would LSU tomorrow to pull off the upset on Alabama? And if they do if they do what would it mean for college football? It'd be great because football they'd also jumped Clemson would be number one in the next poll and in in the national championship situation. But I think that in order to win you gotta take advantage of a Saturday night in Baton Rouge, anybody that's ever been with. No that that crowd with tiger cage. You don't wanna get anything close to either one of those? And Secondly, here's the got it survive the first half because they're going to miss their best defensive player white who was suspended for targeted. That's yet. Another stacked up again, they've got two first round draft picks in the secondary a, greedy and grant. And it's those guys can get interception our turnover, and and keep it close because I know this is not gonna make sense. But in the fourth quarter, Alabama being outscored this year. I know it's against four three players. In the fourth quarter as to even played in the fourth quarter. So when you're up sixty points, that's some place. You're never in this show. What he page. Maybe take you off the pedal. We'll bit sarahspain how about you. Yeah. Anybody says saying that is ignoring the fact that they're so far ahead in the fourth that they don't need to put their best players. And that's why they're being outscored more importantly what they need to do on offense is be patient with their run. Let the clock run down to keep their defense fresh and keep the ball out of his hands as much as possible. The one defensive issue of bama's been having been with past place to running back. So they need to push that and keep keep the clock running defensively. They're secondary is so good. They don't put a lot of pressure on teams. But they need to put pressure on to us. So they need to take some chances defensively actually press on that front frontline Kaby Alabama. Nick Sabin has played their games in death valley of all been pretty close. So to me that means what you need to do. In order to win is to create some turnovers. You gotta hope that that death valley crowd rattles tool a little bit. Maybe get a pick. Maybe you can. Flip the field. Maybe you can get a fumble recovery or something like that you need some sort of momentum. But the reason that is such a big discrepancy in this point differential from the odds makers because that's how good this Alabama team is unbelievable talent and the town. But it sounds like you're saying the games at LSU have always been close in this robbery. And maybe if you were putting something on this game would be leaning towards LSU pick. That not that brave. So how about you? How about you heaven you wouldn't take LSU in two touchdowns? I'll take LSU to win outright in this game. The waiting for somebody who won the race go round. They eighty four the last night seven games down there. They play tremendously at home to Alabama's only faced one defense in the top forty this year LSU is ranked seventh offensively I love, greedy Williams against two. And I love Joe borough in this situation and all the Alabama is has a little bit of we against the run. You can run against them. LSU run the ball control the clock off the field. Coach wins game. Go tigers. Okay. Clash she convince anybody hear what he paid sarahspain. No, no. I would just tell you savings been there five times. He's won four those games. But none of the hill have been over the over ten points. So. Kevin Kevin's hip to that. But it's okay. All right. Sarah. You're an absolute no, no else you in this game for you. They're not winning. All right. We'll move on NFL games in the week or two of them. Are just incredible Packers patriots. We'll talk about that one by herself..
"mullens" Discussed on Around the Horn
"Bill flash ski what he paid Sarah Spain and Kevin Blackstone for the last time in this reality today. Little matter of how far LSU dick Nolan's fescue being forty Niners history or best QB ever ever. Speaking of goat's Brady, verse Rogers, and really speaking of goat's Simone, biles doing the single greatest athletic achievement in the history of sport. One last time without be mentioned a reality. Let's go around the horn. Are you guys ready money today? This show better. Here's Tony really we start with the Nick Mullins revolution. It was televised to sixty three passer rating over one fifty so good. Last night is Twitter account was Berith mid gate Kyle Shanahan, and you'll never know until you see someone that is incredible advice. That is incredible life advice fake that people and have a good weekend. The six most exciting version sports going forward CD better. Nick Mones QB controversy. Also, the raiders, Sarah. Let me ask you. This was moans that good over the raiders. I don't wanna take anything away from him because you could put up a bunch of guys and have their first NFL start not result in at one fifty one point nine passer rating the game he put together that being said he was only pressured on four of twenty two dropbacks any only through zero passes and debate windows, meaning that raiders defense stinks. He still stepped up its. It's still an amazing story. But he was certainly not facing the most terrifying of opponents last night. Devon, black stone out of your view moans. Not only was it. Not the most terrifying. It was actually the most terrible passed in the NFL. They lead the league in allowed yards per attempt, which means nobody's ever around anybody that they're supposed to be covering their twenty ninth and touchdown surrendered through the air. So what you saw last night was par for the course with the raiders pass defense. So give credit to Mullins for hitting his open targets. But unfortunately, have to give them an Asterix because of who was playing against Bill Plachy. Yeah. I really so much want to give credit to this guy. What is so such a great story? You see him crying after the game? Do the stories about him credit working out piping? He was calling. Yeah. You know? But it's the raiders. And they didn't even you're saying. Satistics the easiest a life or quarterback in any game this season in differ for the entire league. So I just don't see how anything statistically Friday is the easiest show to score points at around the horn. And you don't see me raining on your parade. Nobody page you have more Friday wins than anybody in around the history. Should we put an asterisk on? All those no not at all. And I don't want take you away from him. And then you took stuff away. We got to Bill punishment going no fit spot that made you about defense. Oh, by let me talk about Molin does the only only panelists here who's ever been to Hattiesburg, Mississippi and covered games for Mississippi..
"mullens" Discussed on First and Last
"And our Adrian wards ask reports that the NBA will consider whether Cavs guard JR Smith public acknowledgment Thursday that he wants to be traded constitutes a final offense under the terms of collective bargaining agreement. Man JR Smith God God love him. But this is the most JR Smith outcome of this event possible. I call it. A lot of the bad portions of his Cavaliers tenure Knicks JR Smith finding his way back into the light the New York Knicks JR Smith that so many people lamented and when him to Maan Shumpert were dealt on their way out to the Cavs people said, good riddance, and then had to watch them. Both get a championship ring, which I'm sure was great for everyone in New York to watch and process and take in there, but for JR Smith, it was a lot of talk about his rehabilitation of an image going from DM slider to a father and a husband and a guy who who seemed to have a little bit more together. Than the wild child. We had seen in the past. But now it's become a much different situation and one that our own stand Van Gundy talked about yesterday was sage Steele on sportscenter. Well, I think I got to come together. They've got to come together ownership and Kobe open and decide on direction and where they're going. They decided they weren't gonna play their veteran guys then Tyler Plato now they've made a coaching change. I mean, this thing is in total disarray. And you gotta decide what are you going to do with JR Smith? What are you going to do with Kyle Korver? And then are you building around Kevin love or you breaking it down starting over. I think for all of us who watch the league there's a lot of confusion. Nobody knows what they're trying to accomplish here. And they've got to be very clear on that before they go anywhere else. I last year on ESPN radio and the ESPN app. JR Smith is fifteenth years thirty three.
"mullens" Discussed on First and Last
"And that's been the frustration for a lot of people for a long time. And. We've constantly looked at Mike McCarthy, and what we hear is this frayed relationship between the two and the organization that had Aaron Rogers on an absolute steal of a deal at felt like the last few years because that's what happens with these quarterback deals. They reset the market, and then a few years so many other quarterbacks have gotten paid that we look at theirs and all the sudden say well based on what the cap does. And the other quarterbacks this is more affordable. And we looked at Aaron Rodgers as someone who is on a deal that allowed his team to do things that they didn't. Now, we sit here and say, you know, what they've gotten rid of Jordy Nelson his favorite weapon they've gotten rid of quarterbacks coach Aaron Rodgers really value. But now we look around and say, well, all right. Devante Adam seems to be Morphing into a true number one receiver Aaron Jones at running back free. Aaron Jones, by the way, seems like a guy that you can rebuild around in this run game. You have maybe the two best hackles and football. Maybe the guys in Kansas City, would would certainly throw an argument into that. Those guys I think improving obviously, Eric fishers guy who's gotten paid like it. But. I don't think is on the level of David Bach Yar who might be the best left tackle in football. You've got an offense of group. That's rolling. You've got a defense that you invested so many picks in on that right side for the first time in a while Green Bay seems like a place that might be finally giving Aaron Rodgers that support. Now, we it's to be determined. Whether that's going to be too little too late or not the NFC. We know is stacked full of talented teams that are getting better. Philadelphia loads up gets golden Tate at the trade deadline starting to look better. Seattle's metamorphosis, they're changed this offseason. Looks like it might finally start to be bearing fruit the entire NFC south. You can throw in there. But man, you always got a chance when you've got Aaron Rodgers and the way he's playing that knee continues to hold up and he's looked healthier in the last couple of weeks. This looks like a team that for the first time in a while might be deserving. If that's the thing, and the concept is deserving is a hilarious one. I can dispute for you. But for the first time in a while, it seems like this Green Bay Packers team might be supporting Aaron Rodgers in the way, we all looked. Thought that he deserves? And last podcast. And we got tweets coming in about a ton of different topics that we've covered so far today infinite content tweets in referencing be Maryland football program. Jane James Brady, the chair of the board of regents that recommended DJ Durkin be reinstated. He stepped down yesterday after DJ Durkan was let go the day prior and infinite content tweets in the coach knew nothing and was negligent duties, or you didn't ignored the issues either way had to go and obviously DJ Durkan. We all thought based on the findings in the report that deemed the program, not toxic despite having all the traits pointed a DJ Durkan someone that yes was at worst best negligent and at worst a catalyst for the environment. That makes all this stuff and James ratings guilty of the same thing of being charged with making a decision in the best interest of the university and failing in that charge. And when you fail that way. You've gotta go Jeremy Johnson. Tweets in. If you see f goes undefeated the season and win New Year's Eve bowl and top teams end up losing. Can you legit support their claim for back to back national champions UCF last night got taken to the wire? I don't know what the final score at a being they started pulling away at the end of the fourth quarter. But temple a team that has struggled especially out of the gate this season. But started looking better as of late took him every step of the way last night in a game that involved absolutely no defense, which is the theme. Collagen pro for last night. No last night showed me that defensively..
"mullens" Discussed on First and Last
"Last podcast. How many guys this morning from one? Oh, four point five ESPN in Baton Rouge down. Here. Going goes down here on the road yesterday. We were at walk on get ready for Alabama coming to LSU this weekend. One versus three in college football kind enough to let me do the show down here sticking around for the game this weekend. Jazzed about that one as bad as Thursday night. Football was last night where the forty Niners went out and absolutely rolled over the Oakland Raiders in a way that is going to invite all this conversation about the raiders quitting. My mind is really just a reminder of what the raiders are doing which is not being at all invested in winning. They got three first round picks this year to next year to five worse round picks in the next two years. Jon Gruden is clearly said now for some time. All right. I've got a ten year contract. I've got time and space to make this work. We'll get to Hugh Jackson who did not have time and space in his coming out. And being unusually candid for someone who probably still wants to coach in this league somewhere. And maybe this is part of it. Maybe in his mind, it's clearing up. A lot of the question marks around his departure. So that in the next job interview. There's no misunderstanding about where he believes. He sat where it went wrong. You Jackson who I believe I saw at first take. Today. Like, I keep reading that feeling like, it's a typo. But Hugh Jackson, the former Browns head coach believe is going to join I take today, which I am infinitely fascinated by didn't interview with Mary Kay cabinet the other day and talked about some things that we get into a little bit. But he was operating the way most coaches do where it already seemed given his record as a head coach. He was on borrowed time for Jon Gruden based on the vote of confidence. And you've been given you believe you've got a longer one way. And so it produces games like last night right now, it's time for straight talk. Brought to you by straight talk wireless. Best phones, best networks, no contracts because the rest of this weekend in the NFL is markedly more interesting like I said, I'm looking forward to the college football matchup down here. But this area the country's also playing home to one of the best NFL games. This weekend is the Los Angeles Rams come to take on the New Orleans Saints, but this weekend and this week is really been defined by the conversation around these Sunday night football matchup. Green Bay going on the road against the New England Patriots and the whole Brady. Rogers debate, we tear everyone kind of explain away Tom Brady the greatest of all time, the winning resume the Super Bowls. But here in Rogers, the best of all time, the skills we've done this before so many times over we've done that. So many times the quarterbacks actually got to way in which feels strange for the first time on this. Aaron Rodgers actually being asked about Tom Brady, and this sort of comparison in the first time, I can really remember. And all this Rogers on Brady towns at the top is game for over a decade planet high level when MBP's? Ps? He's he's been phenomenal player in this league. So he's a fun to watch younger player trying to figure out what you know what he's doing. Obviously we play a little bit different style a game. But the stuff that he does well stuff that over my career, I've tried incorporating HOGAN. I last Michael junior here on ESPN radio and the ESPN app. What I would give to know what Aaron Rodgers thinks about this behind closed doors Aaron Rodgers by all accounts isn't extremely reserved individual when it comes to what he's willing to put out into the public. You someone who guards his privacy, but behind closed doors when you talk to guys that are teammates talked to guys that have played within against him era is a hyper competitor, an alpha male on the sports field and the guy who's gonna wear you out like his teammates have talked about how openly he is bleep talking you in practice when it is you versus your team the guys that you are in the locker room with every day. Let alone what he thinks of himself amongst the other quarterbacks in the NFL playing against other teams. I would give any amount of money to hear him speak freely on that..
"mullens" Discussed on First and Last
"Nick Mullins got zero dollars and zero sense. He was not supposed to make it last night was not supposed to happen last. That was exactly what we're supposed to happen for the raiders though. This is what they've been trending towards. This is what they have been trying to do. This is what happens when you are selling off parts at rapid pace, Jon Gruden aka the value. God. Has been trying to strip this thing down and build it back up yesterday. Took an interesting turn some sitting around. And we all we have this interview the Jon Gruden did. With FOX on Wednesday and. Just listen to what Jon Gruden says. And we'll digest it together. If you haven't heard this before this is Jon Gruden doing interview with FOX from Wednesday talking about players wanting to be Oakland, Raiders, I got a cell phone just like you and everybody else I get a lot of phone calls from people that are dying to commonplace here. I'm just telling their dying to play for the raise to have salary cap space and have a chance to talk to the people that you really want to wear the silver and black the guys you really want to where the silver black and represent this team. That's exciting. First and last here on ESPN radio and the ESPN app, man. Jon Gruden seems like he's going out of his way to make sure the guys that are on this current raiders roster know that he doesn't like them. Like, we hear all this time about coaches using the media to send a message to guys you better. Hope the Jon Gruden is the exact opposite that there is some sort of other worldly show of support going on behind closed doors, but this grown man football's the NFL, you don't have to go out to coddle anybody. But at the same time, these guys are smart they see in. No, their coach came from the media understands the media for the most part and to go out there and say this and know that it's going to get back to that locker when this I can't I can't wrap my head around this and Jon Gruden we've a media guy for the last number of years put as a football player and a football coach, I should say for a long time. This is baffling that is baffling because we're gonna we heard a lot last night about this raiders team quitting on Jon Gruden and the things that come in that territory when you're losing. And when you're trending this. Way. And when the tanking word keeps getting thrown around over and over again, all of that becomes natural in a certain way for this group. But hearing this Jon Gruden it seems like he's inviting it because what does this tell every player on this team? But you're probably not in our future plans either. We've sold off the best guys on our team to remind you in a very almost patriot esque way that you don't matter in our grand plans at this point. Now quitting a whole 'nother thing Darren Woodson are ESPN NFL analysts sportscenter yesterday and said that's not what's happening with this raiders group. There say watch Vilma say Gaza quitting on because he's a professional. These guys are out there again, they're not just playing for Jon Gruden. They're playing for everyone else. That's gonna be watching them throughout the process. It's about the lack of personnel that they have going through injuries. And they don't have any dynamic players that are out there making big place for this book ball team and today, they went out there. And like they played all all these last couple years dysfunctional with the lack of personnel. And this is what happened. And I tell you what Darren is writing this. And you're always cognizant, especially the guys that make up the meat of the bell curve at his roster that you're going to likely be playing season somewhere else in any given year to begin with. And you're always thirty one other teams are going to see this..