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2020 Week 17 (Part 1)
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Points dot com. Just make sure you go ahead and use that code feast so that you can get the discount on all the great content fantasy points dot com. I can't believe it's week seventeen and the nfl. I'm ross tucker former nfl offensive lime. I think most you know that. At ross tucker. Nfl twitter instagram facebook. We have a youtube page. Now it's awesome with the highlight clips and full episodes of every show youtube dot com slash. Ross tucker. nfl you can always follow along with all of the different content. We've got for you at ross. Tucker pod is the social media handle for twitter and instagram for all the various podcasts joined every week on the fantasy fees podcast by joe dole. He's one of the co owners of fantasy points dot com. He's an absolute rockstar. I love the santa claus hat at f. g. scored dolan always need to santa claus. Hat that joe is wearing. If you check us out at youtube dot com slash. Ross tucker. Nfl or more. You check out the social media clips that we post to act. Ross tucker pod. Good morning joe lauria. Good morning ross. it's I'm i'm amazed that we made it this far I'm thrilled. we made it this far. Quite frankly i'm excited to some playoff football. Because quite frankly i can sit down and enjoy some playoff football Without having to focus on sixteen different games but week seventeen still here If you play championships in week seventeen. We're gonna try to help you if you play. The that's going to be more the focus to this podcast because even more so than are typical pods when we have to wait later in the week for some injury situations. Not only do we have to do that this week. But teams that might be resting. Starters teams that might be shutting guys down. We already know. Kansas city's not gonna play at starter so that it. We have a lot of scenarios like that. We don't know how teams are going to handle the new playoff picture just yet. Because in the olden days of twenty nine thousand nine there are only sixteen that made the playoffs in each conference and there were two buys. Obviously if you guys have been living under rocks a there is now only one by conference. Seven teams have made the playoffs. Now the question. I have is from that perspective. Does that encourage teams fewer teams to rest starters or does that encourage more teams to rest. Starters for instance is there a tangible difference in the way buffalo in pittsburgh are going to handle the number two in the number three seed in the afc especially when you don't have nearly the home field advantage in the europe. Two thousand twenty that you did just a season ago. So there's so many questions about that are frankly unanswerable. Our team's going to be doing scoreboard watching all those things. Have to be taken into account when he played fantasy and week. Seventeen to good point. Joe and i think there's a lot of stuff we need to focus on. I wanna make the point as well. I should made this point last week. This is a year round podcasts. So this is the last week where we'll have two episodes starting next week just once a week but we're all in on week. Seventeen s in the playoffs. And then i think it's really fun. The off-season shows joe where we bring in guests. We get strategies things that they learned from the season we to look at some of the draft prospects. We talked a little dynasty at times. We start talking about different players for next year. Then just free agency. I always feel like. I learn a ton during the off season shows and a lot of people. Just listen to fancy feast during the season. Moshe play now. I get it. But i happen to enjoy the off season stuff a lot and i feel like i learn a lot so really looking forward to the playoffs shows and the offseason shows. Let's start out with week. Seventeen and d f s primarily. There aren't very many people that actually have sent week. Seventeen as part of their season long are there. It's i don't know the exact number Say it's more casual. Who might be listening to this. Podcast maybe maybe learn about fantasy from his box. So welcome but I would say maybe ten percent the league's maybe like i don't think it's i don't think it's much more than that. And just look at my twitter mentions. Hey thanks for everything this year championship or i got married guilty by the way i got married in many leagues. And i'm on the receiving end of those just as much as you are and then when you idiot why did you tell me the play jalen hurts like a knowing my twitter i would venture to guess most people's championships are over all right all right. Let's do falcons. And the bucks falcons and the bucks will start there one of these sunday. One o'clock games joe. Well you look at the way. The buccaneers played last week. And they are. They have some momentum now and tom brady was a league winner. Mike evans chris godwin even antonio brown. Although they can't win the nfc south so there has been some talk from From bruce arians. Hey we going to rest starters. And he was. He was a little back and forth and waffling on a little. Bit there For for a at the beginning of the week. Apparently he said monday tuesday. That that's not gonna happen. They're gonna play those starters. And i think part of the motivation for tampa bay. Is you wanna get that. Nfc east champion. You want to be the five seats so you can play. Foresee is going to the nfc east champion and tom. Brady's hot right now. Is eight touchdowns no interceptions over his last three games that includes three ninety two touchdowns against atlanta in week fifteen so i would think tom brady unless we get. Maybe updates later. In the week that they're gonna do some scoreboard watching and if it becomes evident that they're going to be locked into that fifth seed that they're gonna they're going to stick is down. Tom brady mike evans. Chris godwin antonio brown. Gronk all these guys in play for you for dfs. Keep an eye on the backfield. They think ronald jones might be able to be back this. They absolutely want to make sure the five seat to play the nfc champ. There's no question though. I would be a little bit leery of brady against that washington defense but we can talk about that if it gets to that point. They're not losing to washington bro washington but already put up numbers in that game. Yeah that's a good point. All right what about the falcons on the other side Hey good good. On the falcons for almost beating the Where that came from. Ross to be completely honest with you but Yeah it's not pretty right now. I can't imagine why they would have. Julio jones playing in this game i really don't i would think they're gonna shut him down. Calvin ridley i. The guy puts each and every week good on hayden hers for getting involved but the backfield is a disaster matt. Ryan is a d. f s dart. Throw he's going to be contrarian because nobody's gonna wanna play them but he did put up good numbers against tampa bay a couple of weeks ago even without julio jones and russell gauge it somebody. Who's in the in the mix as well however it was really kinda nasty if you had russell gager calvin ridley watching kwan. Treadwell kit the end zone last week. He now has two touchdowns this year and they were both disgusting for fantasy purposes. Okay the next game on the docket. We've got the cowboys and the giants potentially for the nfc championship. Yeah this is. This is a game where either team here with a victory would win the division if philly beats washington which is certainly in play The giants though might have the worst offense in professional football right now. I think i said that a couple of weeks ago. Daniel jones without his mobility is a bad quarterback and there are some would argue with his mobility. He's a bad quarterback. But i could certainly tell you without it there. There's just no juicier whatsoever. Get sterling shepherds come to life a little bit in dallas can give up numbers in the secondary ignore. What a big mess. Philly is and we'll get philly. Dallas can give up numbers in the secondary so sterling shepard. If i'm playing a wide receiver here he's going to be the guy. Golden tate has been injured. Darius slayton has been doing absolutely nothing and of course seven. Ingram is on the radar as well. It's just these are contrary and dfs place because there is nobody can be screaming from the mountaintops that you got to play the giants. This week i can guarantee if you play anybody from the new york giants. You're going to get somebody at very low ownership on the dfs sites and maybe you can create some leverage by doing that. For instance sterling shepherd with nine catches for seventy seven yards and a touchdown last week that would have been a heck of a guy to have at low ownership on defensely. Good point what about for the cowboys. Andy dalton looks good joe and like this is what dallas signed. And don't be. They signed him to be a backup quarterback in the event of an injury to their starting quarterback. And that's what happened. The one thing i would. I would just temporary expectations a little bit. That philly defense was undermanned. It was abominable last week now. Michael gallup does not so michael gallup go nuts because philly is throwing a project out there. Cornerback michael jacket. And then i thought i thought it was funny. I said on air on siriusxm. I said to my co host paul kelly. I said paul's like man. This guy jackets get toasted by michael. Gallup what a where's dairy sleigh. And i said. Here's the problem. If they put darius slay on michael gallup then they're just gonna get toasted on the other side with amari cooper. That's exactly what happened. They slay on gallup and then coopers toast in the other guy so the giants are not as easy a matchup. James bradberry do do a shadow here. Pick your poison. I would guess that the giants will put him on cooper and think that they're going to have a better success against michael gallup than the philadelphia. Eagles did see lamb. Came the life a little bit but this is a horror defense to face. The one thing i will say about zeke elliot. He set a season high in both rushing and receiving yards against philadelphia. A large part. Of that fletcher cox went down and out. This is a tougher defense to face however the giants got gashed on the ground last week by the baltimore ravens different beast but maybe zico it becomes a little bit of an appealing. Dfs option here. The dallas cowboys. The cowboys are three point favorites on the highway in this game so that indicates that the markets think they should be playing from slightly ahead jets at the patriots the to win in a row jets against the six and nine new england patriots. Joe the new england patriots man. Ross up you watch that game. Last night i mean what what's your what's your take on cam newton's future. I don't think he has much of one. I will say this. They struggle at receiver. They do cam is not the ideal quarterback for that situation but they really come across as a team more than a player to away. I mean if they get another generational quarterback. Then i'm sure they could cover up a lot of their other ills but starting to realize brady was able to cover up some things the last couple of years. I think tom brady's doing a little smirking as well with this Because i mean this is a disaster. Now i don't think brady would be putting up numbers with this receiving corps either. So let's be fair to cam newton in that regard Sony michelle maybe. I guess jakobi meyers. We'll see if they start stood on this week. If they start going to see him you're going to see some that's not so's playing him in a low percentage of their lineups just in case he's able to go off against this jet secondary. I don't really see it from them. I don't see it with these receivers. Even in this week. I like the new england. Patriots are just persona non grata for me. I just don't want anything to do with them. I guess only michelle in the backfield but the last week. That jet rondi. Against cleveland. And cleveland. With nick chubb and kareem hunt couldn't run football on the new york jets. What he thinks. Sony michelle's gonna do damian harris if he plays i. It's depressing that the new england patriots are this bad on the offensive side of football. We just talked about the new york giants having perhaps the worst offense in the league i think the patriots are right down there with them. On the other side the jets. They're not very good. Either though joe no but jamison crowder. He's got some juice. And ross. the jets fans. I feel so bad for these guys at the very least your own thirteen your own thirteen and now you're heading into week seventeen and you have a zero percent chance at the number one overall pick. I owe at thirteen to zero percent. Chance at the number one overall pick in two weeks. Twenty twenty guys. You can be whatever you could always be jets fan and My my buddies out there. I you know. I grew up in south eastern pennsylvania. I live down the shore for a while so knew some jet fans good people. Great people great fans knowledgeable fans passionate fans this team. Just keep punching them in the groin. It's unbelievable jamison. Crowder is out there. Throwing touchdown passes to braxton berrios. Sam darnold is still not very good but look i. I think the jets have shot to a third consecutive win year to end the season. Just add further insult to injury for their fans. Keep an eye on the backfield. What's up with frank gore. Not that i'd want to be bling. Michael ryan in this imperial. Michael p rhine ross even if you drafted only p rhines will micro was way ahead of somalia in my preseason rankings. Somalians blown them away this year so i went owen. Sixteen in my p ryan only leagues because i drafted the wrong ryan. He hasn't been very good. Jamison crowder is the guy here who i'm i'm gravitating. Towards the way they use them yet. A fourteen yard carry yet. Ninety two receiving yards and a touchdown passing touchdown. I think he's a decent option for your dfs lineups for sure. And then season-long is a wide receiver. Free vikings at the lions joe. We know the vikings have some firepower. They asked them firepower but they get fired. On a mike zimmer said this is the worst defense. he's ever coached while mike. You should probably be looking in the mirror because your sons the defensive coordinator there seven point favorites though against detroit. I mean while. I guess daryl babbel's out there saying hey i should have shot at this job. We're gonna play matthew stafford but detroit coach You have to think very shut everybody down chase. Daniel is gonna be the quarterback for detroit in which case. It's hard to play one of these guys. Because you know marvin jones had been red hot while matthew stafford goes down marvin jones at just three passes for twenty yards so minnesota. You'd think it's a good week just for them to have dalvin cook out there and put up big time. Numbers that minnesota's done. They can't make the playoffs just pad stats with dalvin cook. Adam feeling justin jefferson and tight end. Somebody who's really come on lady was one of my favorite best ball. Guys didn't really happen until belaid late. Quarter of the season but earth smith scoring two touchdowns. All these guys are in play for. Dfa's down gonna end up being one of the single most popular place on the entire dfs slate. And i anticipate these running back of these receivers. rather with phelan and jefferson nabeel sprinkling verve. Smith are going to be popular as well. And then in that regard you can put her cousins in your lineup to okay. They're playing the lions. I don't know. I mean if stafford playing i i don't know what to do with these. Yeah i would guess. Staffer doesn't go at this point again. You have to look at these things and sometimes we use logic and teams dome. If i were is the ownership. I'd say i'd phone down there and say i know you're trying to coach for your job barrel bubble. There's no way you're playing matthew stafford escape but there's no utility for the detroit lions they could just get further injured and that and that a mutton knocks things up for multiple reasons number. One you're trying to find another gm in new coach. Matthew stafford is your most valuable player. If you decide you wanna maybe trade matthew stafford while teams are now looking at him. He's gotten hurt a couple of he's he's gotten injured the last couple of seasons with the back. Now he's out there. He's playing through injury this year. Are you knocking his trade value. Are you knocking his value to the organization. If a coach wants to come in there and say hey. I wanna build around matthew stafford. All kinds of things can go. Wrong daryl bubble. I anticipate wants to win. The problem is they are just so short handed across the board. It is a bad minnesota events. Though they just gave up six rushing touchdowns alvin kamara. You might have heard that. So i think the andre swift has some juice. I think he's going to get the ball in this game but the receivers I mean just awful last week would chase daniel deep blue their quarterback danny amendola lead them with thirty seven yards the next game. Joe it's the steelers and the browns. It's probably the one of the best one o'clock games along with the dolphins and the bills steelers in the browns berry curious to see how the steelers play this Right now in fact. They're not even they're not even a lineup. Yeah there is. The browns are favored by seven points. At draftking yeah tells you. They're not expecting this dealers to play a whole lot of their guys. I will say this about draftkings. You can celebrate this year's college football playoffs because drag kings is giving all new users the chance to on any semi final team to win the championship at one. Hundred to one odds. Let me just tell you. I'm not giving advice. 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We finally got going in that second. Half against indianapolis. We locked up this division title. We've not seen any tangible difference between the number two in the number three seed. We're going to try to bottle up that momentum and ed into the playoffs healthy for dfs. Keep an eye on this. You can maybe get some low ownership. Low price plays at receiver with somebody. Like james washington or railway macleod. In the backfield. Maybe the rookie anthony mcfarland. They can't run the football anyway. But a james conner. Benny snell might be resting here. i wouldn't be terribly enthused. Play mason rudolph if he ends up playing most of this game at quarterback but those are some of the guys that you can look at for low price. I wouldn't expect these guys to carry your lineup but might give you the opportunity to put in some of the higher price skies. Maybe from the nfc playoff picture. Where you know a new orleans and green bay and seattle all battling it out for the number one seed. Get some of those higher price guys in your lineup. Because pittsburgh is anticipated starters the fact that this is a seven point line after pittsburgh came back against indianapolis and the browns choked on themselves against the jets. That tells you all you need to know about what the expectations for the pittsburgh. Steelers in this game. What about the browns. They're getting their receivers back. Joe what do you think they do. Fifty three pass attempts against the jets. So my question is did. The browns thing coming up first and foremost year. Long teams have been treating the jets as a pass. Funnel defense like we. We're going to throw the ball on the jets because the run defense is good while the run defense was clearly good. They shut down nick. Chubb and kareem hunt. I would think that they're that the jets were stacking. The box teams do stack the box against the cleveland browns. That's what teams do against them. and then kevin's defence earning. Come out we're going to throw with prominence. They throw the ball to. I do know one thing. I would not have wanted to be around jarvis landry on sunday because that guy must have been absolutely heated because he had never miss a game before and he get any mrs game because contact i would think jarvis landry is going to come out on a mission in this game against pittsburgh specially pittsburgh's not playing at one hundred percent of effort or with one hundred percent of their players. Man do i like jarvis landry because i think he is going to be e owed ross absolutely livid about what happened last week and all i know is an angry. Jarvis landry is somebody. I don't wanna mess with while i put him in a lineup though one hundred percent what about the next game. It's the ravens the bengals. Don't look now joe but the ravens are looking like the rage a month ago. I was telling you. Lamar jackson was one of the single worst value draft pick to the season which kind of continued to be because of what you would have passed up on but they are running the ball effectively. Lamar jackson is throwing the ball efficiently. It is exactly the way they look last year. The offensive line is starting to get in sync. I think that was a big problem for for the baltimore. Ravens and i mean i hate to say it because marking or has been a good player for a long time but how much of this is coinciding with them. Just removing marking rooms role from the offense allowing jk dobbins and gus edwards to get into a groove in fantasy. We can almost always deal with a two-man running back rotation three-man against dicey. And i think a three man rotation gets dicey because it's dicey for nfl teams. None of these guys can get into a rhythm. I remember when i was talking. Adrian peterson a couple years ago. He's talked about it. It's almost like you're in a jam band or something but right like you have to. You have to play off of the drummer in the bass player the speed. You have to get yet. Get your comfort level down. That's the way a lot of these running backs feeling. I think the ravens lost their way in that regard. They have found their way. Of course jacobs now dinged up. He's got a chest injury. He came back in that game against the giants and receive another carry We have to monitor status. I do wonder if the ravens just decided. There's no way they're coming back in that game. That game could have been a hundred and twenty seven to thirteen as opposed to twenty seven to thirteen There was no tangible difference for me because the giants were coming back they had no threat at all and the ravens played it right so i would think the run game is going to be very important here the ravens eleven and a half point favorites in this game See what what's up with. Dobbins maybe rank gus edwards a little bit higher this week just knowing dobbins is banged up but i think gus edwards is a really good play against this cincinnati defense and hollywood brown all of a sudden my favorite best ball wide receiver. Thanks for the first three months of the season hollywood. Now you're moving from eighth place to sixth place in my best ball leagues. So thanks a lot for that. But he's come alive and this cincinnati gave has got shredded by brandin cooks last week. How about for a contrary play somali. J. p. or brandon allen or t higgins. I i don't know if. I can compare the houston defense to the baltimore defense. Like i don't even think they're playing the same sport brandon allen showed. He's got some juice. And this is one of those guys who at the end of the year branded out with playing for his future. In the nfl brandon allen's like dude. If i put good tape about there. I might be in the league for three more years. And that's significant for somebody like that so you know. He's playing hard. If i'm playing somebody from this team it's probably going to be t higgins Gio bernard's come the life of late. So maybe you can throw him in there. And contrary and how about seven catches for sixty six yards p ryan against the ravens defense. Somebody who i mean. He's still more of a plotter. I look at what he did. One hundred thirty. Six yards from scrimmage in two touchdowns against the texans. And i'm like yeah but it's the texans and that defense is noncompetitive. I would anticipate this is a much harder relevant for the cincinnati bengals last game here in episode one show. It's the dolphins and the bills. How short is to as leash gonna be extremely the miami. Dolphins need to win this game if they wanna make the playoffs and now we are currently looking at the opposite with buffalo and pittsburgh buffalo controls. Its own destiny. So i think is looking at this. Like buffalo's gonna play it started buffalo's four and a half point favorite here which i think is maybe a little bit shorter than it would be under normal circumstances but not significantly so So what that means is they would have buffalo probably favored by to appoint a half on a neutral field. Right now with sesame. They think that buffalo is probably gonna play it starters for at least this game We'll get to that. If miami wants to win this football game ryan fitzpatrick starting quarterback. And i i understand that the dolphins are in a very tough position here. Okay because a stencil simply to a tongue of low is the future and ultimately i think was played all right. But he's a certain type of quarterback who i think very much needs big time weapons around him and he needs to be able to process again protected. And you know what. That's there are very few quarterbacks who maybe the guy on the other side is one of them and josh allen who can overcome a bad situation around him but to is not an exceptional physical. Talent doesn't have a big arm and rate now he's throwing the team rant got hurt in that game. He's throwing the mac collins and is ahah ford and ryan. Fitzpatrick has been been through this rodeo. Longer than two has ryan fitzpatrick doesn't give a crap. He's gonna throw the ball up to these guys to maybe he's not afraid to make a mistake but he's going to be more mistake He's going to try to avoid mistakes. A little bit more than fitzpatrick and fitzpatrick at the internet. And just like crap. They're putting me in the ever. Give us a spark. I've got to do something. Meanwhile he's getting his head ripped off he's grown bumps But the dolphins one win this game and they want to go to the playoffs. The decisions obvious. From you start ryan fitzpatrick if was going out there. And he's dinking and dunkin the myles gaskin and they're gonna pull and it's tough for me to look at this situation say to was the better option. It's just bizarre. I can't tell you the last time. I saw something like this. Miami is currently slated to pick top five because they have houston's draft pick. Do they take a quarterback with that pick. I don't know like it's it's bizarre. What's going on here. But i understand brian. Flores like their heads schedule to is not is that too was fault. Not necessarily but if devante parker can't play even while i mean even if devante parker plays fits the better option if they want to win the game but it's voluntary parker can't play. I don't expect to numbers to look much better than they did last week. When he completed seventeen passes of twenty two attempts but for just ninety four yards. It's a really bizarre situation. But if you're playing somebody from this team Gaseke i think's good often because even to a had started to develop a relationship with him but myles gaskin awesome last week for miami and he was somebody who in his return. One people a lot of fantasy championships. Yea did the bills on the other side. Are they going to rest their starters now buffalo control its own destiny but you know against this miami defense. It's gonna be a tougher. I like if you're playing in a championship game. I don't know how. You avoid playing josh allen or steph on digs maybe you just eat it. Eat the hawk But its potential for the running backs. Zack moss especially in devon single terry to be a little bit more important in this game than they have been in weeks pass for buffalo especially at buffalo scoreboard watches. Seized pittsburgh is resting at starters and decides to take the foot off the gas pedal buffalo's team. I want to read about later this week. See what their mo- their thinking is but it's entirely possible. They play their starters in the first half and then take their foot off the gas pedal in this game episode one in the books episode. Two nine more games. This one the game start to get really juicy is the fantasy feast podcast. Make sure you're checking us out at f g underscore dolan at ross tucker. Nfl at ross. Tucker pod second episode posted after midnight. Thanks for listening to the fantasy. Feast podcast make sure to also subscribe to the ross tucker football podcast even money business of sports and the college draft all available at apple podcasts. Ross tucker dot com or wherever podcasts can be found. I bet that's really firm. I'm something a little softer than that. Rest easy the sleep number three sixty smart bet you can both adjust your sleep number setting. Yeah it really helped me fall asleep faster. Yes by gently warming your feet. Okay but can help keep us asleep. 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Steve how are you good morning. Happy holidays to you. Ross one more week to walk around and see all the decorations exactly right so four. We like we do every week. I know a lot of other podcasts. Don't do this we don't care. We think it's important that we did it before and that we talk about the lessons we learned or didn't learn and that you keep us honest with our doing for the year. It's very important so last week was week. Sixteen all of these lines both for the last week in review as well as the games will pick today which is all sixteen. Nfl games in week. Seventeen they all come to us. Lines untold draft gangs. There's no other sports book. We would use vikings and saints. Neither one of us had a there. Steve bucks lions You took the lions getting nine points for one unit. They lost forty. Seven seven steve. That was one of the worst pets of all time. Congratulations misleading final score. The lions really lost by more than forty just atrocious niners cardinals we both leaned to the niners was darn good lean. We should have done it. They wanted outright. Twenty to twelve dolphins. Raiders you went with the over forty seven and a half steve. It did not look like you're going to get there until late. Lay in that game my friend but you cash those two units well done. Yeah a lot of the Meteor criticizing gruden for taking the length of the field goal at the end of the game which was absolutely did that beautifully. The screw up was when he did everything wrong. After with one thousand nine seconds left so stop criticizing coach for doing the right thing. You media guys is just ridiculous. He did do the right thing. What you gotta get the field goal. They're talking about exactly not still can't even have a conversation. There's there's experts out there. Because they lost talking about how gruden was made bad decisions to not get the stupid. All right falcons chiefs my. I bet last week. I put a unit on the falcons. Getting eleven men. They should have won the game. I mean aj. Terrell drops interception the end of the game in the end zone. Mahomes make some pay chiefs win seventeen fourteen but that was a unit for me browns jets. We had nothing. Eileen browns glad it was only a lean giants raymond's man. I thought the giants were be able to hang with the ravens. I put a unit on it. That was twenty seven thirteen. The ravens won. I was getting ten and a half and steve. It really wasn't even as close as that score. Indicates the at baltimore the ball. The one yard line and the game could easily won by twenty one. Daniel jones has had one carry his last two games year today. He'd been averaging five carries when he is not a threat to run. He is not the same quarterback bears. Jags we didn't have anything. Colts steelers win went ahead. The colts were laying one. And a half the colt. I put two units on the colts. You put one unit on the steelers now in fairness you got the better of the number because the cold put smith on the cove list right. Tackle that anthony. Costanzo shockingly can't play in the game and their number. Three tackle was already out so that was what they say. Very unfortunate for me however steve. It didn't matter the we're still up twenty four to seven. I was feeling great about that. Too unit bet greats about laying the point and a half twenty four seven and looked like the steelers still stunk. The colts were good. I was. I was ready to cash that two unit steve that that come back by the steelers hurt yet. The colts irwin. The the defense was really good. And it has absolutely regressed. Mightily and the steelers failed midway through the third quarter on the goal line and the costa the ball up seventeen. You might have expected the steelers to go ahead and say well. It's not our day character from the steelers next two games. Were both teaser. Bets for me. Bengals texans and panthers carolina. I teased carolina up to plus eight and a half. they won the game outright. And then the bengals. Texans i-it-it's texans down to minus two and a half. They lost. they lost the bengals. They gave up over five hundred yards to the bengals. So that means is the to unit to teen teaser. Raiders panthers cash from me that was good the to unit two team teaser. That you and i both had steve bears down to minus one and a half texans down to minus two and a half. It lost the texans blue that for us so they blew a best bet and cost us both to units. there. I'm not happy with the texans. And right now steve yet. I think texans have made history. This is the first time. I can remember a team at a top five quarterback which they do in watson and they're going to win a most five games the only other examples i think of drew brees had a couple of teams have won seven games if you have a really good quarterback. It's a lot that you're gonna win seven games unless you're the houston texas. That's an incredible story. Steve that's a great great point by next game. Broncos chargers i put a unit on the broncos getting three and a half that was important me. I'm glad because they lost by three. Steve chargers the rare six nineteen still playing excited for their coach anthony. Lynn want him to be back appears and the chargers are the masters losing the close game. Three straights close wins last three weeks. Isn't that crazy. They're not gonna keep. They're not going to bring them back are they. We're going to have discussion now. What would you put the line. I'd say it's close to pick them if they win one more game and they're playing a chief team that's not playing their starters. Wow unbelievable it really is okay. Let's keep it moving again. All these lines from draftkings is no it. If you listen to this show make sure you're on the draftkings sportsbook app and use our code. Tucker that is the key or is it ross. Looked that up real quick. That's kind of important. The code is ross and by the way they have awesome one hundred to one odds on the college football playoffs this week. One hundred to one odds put a dollar on bama. Just make sure you use the promo code. Ross when you get it on that all right let's get to ram seahawks seahawks were laying to. I had the rams while they lost twenty two nine very disappointing interception by jared goff very disappointing goal line stand. What are you gonna do cowboys packers. We both leaned eagles. I'm sorry cowboys eagles. We both leaned eagles. Wow that was something. They had losing by twenty titans. Packers wow. I was not expecting nasty honest with you. I thought the snow would help titans. Derrick henry run the football getting three and a half points to units. Titans they lost forty two fourteen. Steve yet team from tennessee. Going into lambeau did look like they had the right. Pleats did it so all night long. Titans were struggling to get their footing. I think that a lot to do with bills patriots. Monday night football. If you remember steve. I really liked the bills here. I laid six and a half. I thought the bills have been waiting a long time for this. They're gonna smoke the patriots. That's exactly what happened. That one felt good. I was at that game. Steve so make especially since i was four units down going into that game made me feel real good that the bills. My bills came through for me yet. Effort level the patriots. You really had to quest and once the game got away from them. It was close for a little while. Camera tremendous run to get it into the end zone but bottom line is hatred. Can throw the ball at all if you're one dimensional in the nfl. You're not going to be able to score. Wrap it up steve For the week. I was minus two. You were dead. Even you're dead even on your six units that you put out there year to date. I am up thirteen units. You are up to units. So we're at least we're losing people money. Our best pets twenty and twenty fifty percent on our best bets not our best year on our best bets. That is for sure but we are up year. Today let's do it week. Seventeen in the nfl. All right ross. Let's start with you first. I came the dallas cowboys. New york giants cowboys lane. Three points with a total of forty five right. I don't think the giants are playing very well right now. I think the cowboys are playing really. Well i was impressed by them against the eagles. I think eddie jones playing better than any quarterback in the nfc east right now. I'm put two units. I don't love that. It's exactly three points. But i put two units on the cowboys laying the three points. We are going to go opposite. I'm going to units on the giants and it's all about fading the cowboys. I think the cowboys have been enormously fortunate last three weeks. The plus nine turnovers while they're beating the eagles while they're beaten the bengals so the and the forty niners so three losing teams three mega good turnover games. I refuse to buy into the fact that the cowboys are suddenly good. And i expect daniel jones to be getting a little healthier off of his injuries. This look headline was giants minus three now getting three. I'll take it guys. I'd steve the cleveland. Browns are ten point favorites at home against the pittsburgh steelers. Total is forty two so four point downgrade going to mason rudolph versus big ben and then the question is just how much more of a downgrade for all the other stores. That are going to get rested. My gut says cleveland wins easily. I'll lean brands. Do you think that there's more opportunity in week. Seventeen steve or more. Stay away with games like this more opportunity with especially with player props and the like and being able to identify certain situations the If you're if you have laser like focus and you're paying attention whenever the lines are really moving. Then there's more opportunity. What about no. Do you have to wait until sunday for some of these well. I think you gotta anticipate what's going to happen. Just as an example you could add cleveland. My six never. We are in the week. So i'm saying that. I don't have that focus yet. I didn't get piece of that fat. But i certainly know people that did. I'm gonna put one unit on pittsburgh getting ten points. I think as the rudolph's gonna come out and play. Well i think he is supremely motivated brown still having kobe issues. I like the steelers. Plus the ten one unit rosty jets and patriots. New england is lane three points at home with a total of thirty nine. Ooh mind says three. And a half here on draftkings. What are you seeing steve. I see no lion on draft kings. And i see threes pretty much across the board. That is so interesting. the the lines. I'm different steve. Based on where you live it is certainly possible. Yes that is fascinating to me. I'm calling the line three and a half. Because that's what i'm seeing. I'll take a screenshot of it. Were on the line. Three and a half. And i'm putting two units on the jets getting the three and a half. I'm staring draftkings right now. And it's jets plus three and a half and i'm taking. I think the jets have a great chance to win this game outright. They've got some momentum momentum. The patriots are in a bad way to units new york jets plus three and a half so the jets have gotten to wins but they certainly weren't really good spots the rams flat as a pancake and Of course we get to see the jets. Took advantage of cleveland not having their wide receivers however the jets did outplay england. The first time they these guys played. So i could certainly see them saying you know what. Even when we're playing bad we should beat these patriots up. The game are exceed the next game. It's the minnesota vikings. They are elaine. Six points at the detroit. Lions total on. This one is fifty four. Don't know matthew stafford is gonna play the three napa linked downgrade to taste daniel Obviously disruption with all the coaches catching covid having the that we last week where they were complete and utter no-show. I'm gonna pass the game so the issue is dalvin. Cook won't play in the game because he his dad passed away. So that's why this line has moved. There's a lot of uncertainty with what the lions are going to do in particular. What matthew stafford gonna do that. Vikings passing game. You can count on and the lions just got shredded. So i'll go one unit minnesota laying the six points. Rossy atlanta falcons are getting six points at the tampa bay buccaneers of the total of fifty. In fact by the way. I'm going back. But i'm putting two units on two units on the vikings. Make sure sean. Grady are are awesome australian. Sean grady. make sure you put me down for two units. Vikings minus the six. What he got Falcons and bucks. Once again falcons get six points at tampa bay total fifty. Yeah i i got. I got a pass this game at this point. I'm kind of going back and forth. The bucks have looked awesome but atlanta has really. I mean they should be the chiefs. So i just don't know what to expect i'm passing. Yeah i think atlanta strong effort against kansas city. I gotta tell you seem like when these teams displayed two weeks ago. The box were down seventy nothing at half and then they said forget this running. We're just gonna go ahead throw with great success. And i think we're gonna see more what we saw in the second half of that first meeting. I'm on tampa to goods. My sits steve's baltimore. Ravens are laying thirteen points on the road at cincinnati the total and this one is forty four so the ravens the book on them as they are certainly a bully when they're big favourite they tend to win big and frankly this team was playing very well. Recently with four straight wins including that game of the year. Win at cleveland but there are other winds. Were blowout wins. I will leave the baltimore. I don't wanna lay thirteen. Yeah cincinnati's playing too. Well right now for me to lay thirteen against them. I think the ravens probably cover eileen baltimore. But i don't wanna lay thirteen against cincinnati. The way they're playing. What i do like in this game is the over. Forty four and a half. The bengals defense is terrible. And i think the ravens put up a bunch of points and i think the bengals offense is actually been decent brandon allen. They'd five hundred yards against the texans so over forty four and a half two units for me next game. Ross seem miami dolphins at the buffalo bills lane. One point total is forty four too much uncertainty here too much uncertainty as to when when they're going to go ahead and put to fitzpatrick into game a little too much uncertainty bills and how they play their guys. I do like miami though is possible. Teaser leg you said you. Miami's getting one and a half right bri. I showed one one. That's an interesting teaser. Leg to tease them up. Plus seven potentially. But i'm going to pass i would lean I would lean buffalo. They want to keep the momentum going roses to have been announced as a starter. Yes yeah okay. I'm on buffalo two units. I don't get this line at all. I understand a savvy team. That's been to the playoffs year after year. Maybe they say you know what the two cedar. The three of the four really doesn't matter this year. And i might rest my starters but buffalo. This is a historically good year. Bubble is as good as they've been in twenty years and i think they're eager to get even another win and finished the year thirteen and three. I got a quarterback from hawaii the played at alabama. The now is going to go to rain and sleet and snow in the thirty degrees in the wintertime. And frankly he doesn't look one hundred percent in the has been playing well anyways and i gotta buffalo team play as well as any team in the nfl away. The one bills two units. All right steve. The jacksonville jaguars are getting fourteen points. At the indianapolis colts total is forty. Nine all right so. I'm going on jacksonville. this week. I think a fundamental change for a throughout the organization yet to question. Do they have any motivation to win against the bears will now. They've got the number one pick so there's no reason we won't see a good effort from jacksonville against a team. Who's defense is leaking oil and a team. That's probably gonna be scoreboard watching in the second. Half of maybe lose their focus. Jacksonville gets in the back door. Two units jaguars wile. That's interesting steve. Very interesting I think i'm with you. I think i'm with you just one unit for me. I've got jacksonville. Plus the fourteen. I think glenn comes out. He's trying to play for job for next year. I don't like the james robinson isn't gonna play but i'll take i'll take the jaguars as well plus fourteen only one unit. It's the best bet best. Bet the next game. Ross it's the packers and the bears at the bears. I should say angry. Bay is laying five points in this one. Total is fifty two going back and forth on this one quite a bit. There are times when. I've thought packers times when i thought bears. I'll just lean packers. I can't imagine aaron rodgers giving up that number one seed and that by i don't have a ton of faith in trubisky and a big spot but the bears have just been playing really well lately so it just to lean the green bay for me in the bears have been playing very well but they had really good situations as well. Houston without other wide receivers in the coal got jacksonville jacksonville incentive to lewis and you now that russ critical the green vegas number-one seed. There's a lot of warm weather teams that a contenders in the nfc. You wanna play at home against the tampa. Bay's and the like a new orleans so because of that i would lead to green bay. I'd steve the tennessee. Titans are seven point favorites on the road in houston against the texans. Total is fifty six. So i don't know what's going on with watched with his injured hand whether he's going to play or not without that knowledge. I'm going to go in this game. It sounds like he is going to play. But i'm going to tease the titans down. I mean watson might be able to cover might be able to play okay. They're not winning this game. So i m teasing the titans down from you said seven and a half right bright seven. Oh okay Well then i won't. I won't tease him down. I thought it was seven half so then. I won't tease him down. I'll just. I'll just pass this game. I'd probably lean tennessee. Our identity next game the saints who are six point favorites on the road at the panthers. Forty seven or total. This is a this game. I kind of liked the saints. I would lean to the saints. But the panthers have a way of hanging around and six and a half to many for me against the panthers squad that'll hang around so some questionable motivation in that the saints can get the number one seed but the only about twenty percent chance to do to have the opportunity because they need green bay lose and they need seattle to win so they'll be distracted and wondering. Is it worth at the one in five chance to go all in in this game. I'll say this. Carolina team with brand new coaching staff brand new quarterback so much turnover in the roster and we talked about earlier in the year. This was a team. We might look to play later in the year. Four and one against the spread playing their best football. I can only look towards carolina link. I'd steve the chargers and chiefs where the chargers three point favorites with total of forty four. Obviously chiefs arresting. Everybody yes so. I'll lean to the chargers in this game. I think the team is very excited. They finally figured out how to win. Close games but the market is well aware of the fact that kansas city may well just mail this game in completely i would lay three or less. I'm not lane three. And yeah. I'm gonna i'm gonna take the i'm going to take the chiefs. I think chad gonna go out and play. Well i think even the chiefs that there's only so many guys they can they can sit right. There's only so many guys that they can't play in the game and even their other receivers like pringle and hardman demarcus robinson. They're good. And i think chad huntington go out and play pretty. Well i wouldn't be shocked at the chiefs win the game. But i think i like the number i like getting the three and a half two units on the chiefs getting the three and a half points from the chargers next game off. Seattle in san francisco The seahawks lane five points would total of forty six so kind of going back and forth on this one as well seahawks obviously still have a outside shot at the number. One seed san francisco been pretty good against divisional opponents. Really good against divisional opponents. This'll be a lena. San francisco for me because there's a chance depending on what happens in green bay and in new orleans and those games that pete carroll starts to pull guys so i am going to just pass this game. It's a lean effort cisco god playing in san francisco for two units. I think that the forty niners are undervalued. Their underlying stats are good. If you look at. The performance on the scoreboard doesn't look good recently. But while turnovers washington minus two dallas minus four even last week if you look at a pure stats yards play the crush arizona. And so in those games the scoreboard is not eating the same picture as the underlying performance of how well the niners are playing. I am worried about the niners have been in arizona forever and the grinch christmas didn't have one does a team rally for one last effort or they just upset about the fact that this has been the worst december of their lives. I'm still gonna look at the niners year just wanting it make one. You know knives. I'd steve vegas at denver. The raiders two point favorites totaling fifty really surprised that the raiders are actually laying here. I don't trust denver. Second area although the raiders. Certainly going to be able to put up points. Nassir denver can keep up with them. I'll still lean with denver. Yeah i'm gonna. I'm gonna tease that broncos up to plus eight denver one thing they do is they. Keep games close. So i'm gonna tease the broncos up to plus eight and i'm gonna do that with the philadelphia. Eagles so eagles are getting two points. Is that what you have bri. Eagles shown one and a half all right. This is really annoying. Me by the way steve. This different lines on on different draftkings based on where you are right now. But whatever. I'll go i'll go denver plus the to up to plus eight and i'll go philadelphia plus one and a half up to plus seven and a half to unit two team. Teaser broncos up to eight eagles up to one seven and a half. I the next game the cardinals in the rams where not showing any total on this one but we do have the cardinals minus one. Ross yeah i like the cardinals. A lot cooper kupp on the covid list. He tested positive. He's out for the game golf out for the game. Cuyler murray scheduled to practice today. Gimme two units on the arizona cardinals laying the one point. Yeah sure sounds right to me. I will agree with ross's analysis. You know what we don't trust goff but his backup wolford is. I am raised my look. Worst backup quarterback in the nfl. So if murray can play it all arizona's should be able to win. The game on a two yards are in the final game steve. It's sunday night. Football washington football team. They are laying one and a half points against the eagles in philadelphia with a total of forty three and a half. Yeah very interesting. So philly against the cowboys. Andy dalton hasn't thrown for more than eight yards per pass. Play all year long. You've got almost thirteen against that philly secondary or what's left of it so given that i cannot trust the eagles at all but if alex smith can't go you've got totally unproven heineke who frankly did look good in the fourth quarter. That's gonna keep me off the eagles. I'll pass yet. i already mentioned it. I am teasing teasing the eagles up to plus seven and a half. I think sunday night football. Everybody watching the eagles want have the washington. Football team win the division on their field. I don't know if they'll get it done win the game. But i do think it'll be close game. Give me philadelphia. Teased up. And by the way that arizona cardinals that is officially a best bet. So best bets on the jaguars and the arizona cardinals. Who went head to head on dallas and the new york giants. That'll do it for week number seventeen in the nfl here on the even money. Podcast for. Don't forget we'll be with you all the way through the offs every step and by the way the playoffs. There'd be less game to break down so we'll be able to get to some of your questions. 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Making The Transition
"The plants capture c o two what if we could help industrial plants capture it to thank you. We could help lower emissions more and more scientists than carbon capture is key to reducing CO two emissions globally. It's one way. Exxon Mobil is helping industrial plants be more like plants, that's the unexpected energy of Exxon Mobil. August week, shattered Schefter podcast. We're joined by the former general manager of the Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets now works for ESPN as NFL analyst, Mike Tannenbaum. We'll talk about the transition of living life in the war room to talking about what's going on in war rooms across the NFL. And we'll be joined by the Bengals Pro Bowl wide receiver AJ green as he makes his way back from off season Toshio dri, and what he thinks of his new head coach and the new atmosphere in Cincinnati. But I the former jets and dolphins general manager Mike Tannenbaum, Mike, thanks for taking the time. Hey, great to be with you. What was it like for you making the transition from having sat in a room having run or room in recent years who working NFL draft for ESPN radio? It was really interesting experience. I I was really oppressed by ones preparation. In terms of all the work. They put in infant Simmons. Chris canny, Jim Nagy, and Dr no quote, but it was interesting because I've done a lot of media, obviously in some of these forward-facing positions 'em but early on the draft. I look up and Bill the engineer and we'll keep his last name private to protect the guilty. He starts giving me these hand signals, and I'm like, should I be bumping suicide squeeze my taking a pitch here. Like, he's giving me all these hands. I have absolutely no idea to break. He's telling me to be quite. But I thought like he looked like a third base coach I had absolutely no idea what to do. So that was like one of like early on. That was like my initial indoctrination, then you know, we were going in and out of going to the podium as they're announcing the first picks early on. So I think like where like off I'm thinking Mike are dead. So I say something to Dari and with that atom about six hands. Go up like it was like synchronized swimming, like they're all like. Shot up. Oh, gosh. I've been on, you know, broadcaster about seven minutes. I don't know if I should be bumping suicide screen game. These hand signals talking when I should be talking. There's no way that this could start off any worse. But we got through those little bumps in away. We went how did it compare to what you expected it to be? Well, it's it's interesting. That's a really good question. Because you know, when you're in the draft you have your game plans. We're gonna move up a few spots. Move back you'll allow the bigger trades that we've made over the years moving up for Sanchez or Durrell rebus or Xavi and Howard allow those foundational sort of like aspects of those trades were done ahead of time. So you're always going to be surprised probably most notably the Laremy Tunsil drafter twenty sixteen. But by and large you have a sense of. Hey, this is what's going to happen? This was much more of a marathon. Like we had to be prepared all the way through the last pick on the last day. So from that standpoint there long shows it was a long process, but again. I thought darn oakwood did a really good job. And I think what was interesting was. I don't know if they really knew what to expect for me. 'cause I think they thought that hey, this guy does he have personalities been the front office. So we're sitting there and most of the first rounders who are in the green room, we were able to interview. So Dr is kind killing a little time because we're trying to get calamari first round pick out of university of Oklahoma quarterback. And he kind of killing time because there's a about fifteen twenty people, and he's like, you know, stay tuned fans because we're gonna have calamari joined the set as soon as we can locate them turn to Dari Dari. The reason you can't locate him right now is somebody six feet tall stain between you a very and everyone started laughing. I think they realized okay. Even though he was GM. He actually has since that kind of loosen up the whole set, and we we really had a great time for three days. Well, you gotta have some fun with it. And it sounds like you did. And I'm curious to know what it was like for you to watch the Miami Dolphins. Your former team draft players. Yeah. You know, look when you get to the positions that I've been very very fortunate to have it takes a lot of blood, sweat and tears for many years to get to and to be candid, I actually had called Bill Polian earlier in the day to thank him for everything that he had done, and I told them like I greatly admire what he had done for our sport for the positions in front offices. You know, he's in the hall of fame where he should be an I was just picking his brain. Because you know, he had done a lot of media. And I said, you know, Bill I have a lot of mixed emotions today because you know, for twenty five years I've been the room and now I'm in a different position. And to be care. I have very mixed feelings, and he had a great line as he usually does Adam he said, you know, Mike, you don't want those mixed feelings to go away. Because that means you cared. You worked hard to get there and from a human nature standpoint. Like, that's really healthy. And at some point you should share that with your listeners. And I thought that was. Such interesting insight. So to answer your question, of course, like have you been with those guys for so many years at lie guys that I know really intimately. It was very surreal to you know, here Miami dolphin pick, you know, and not be part of it. I just kept focusing on like, hey. Dan, Quinn is a guy that I'm very close with good friend. How chance to represent 'em years ago? When of the many things that the Quinn taught me out and was he's like be where your feet are. And I think a lot of successful people live by that. So I heard Christian Wilkins his name go off. And I was really concentrating on like I'm gonna try to do the best ESPN radio drap rock cast, and I possibly can do. And that's really like where I try put all my efforts and energy. But when that pick, you know, when they turned in the card, you know, obviously, it definitely resonated with me from a personal standpoint. What was your assessment of the way your former Miami Dolphins team drafts? They took Christian Wilkins in the first round pick number thirteen in the third round. They took a guard from Wisconsin, Michael deeter in the fifth round a linebacker from Wisconsin. A couple of concerts, Andrew van gingko in the six round, Ohio State of -fensive tackle, Isaiah prince seventh-round Auburn fullback channel Cox. And in the seventh round the Washington running back. Miles gaskin. But was your segment of what you former team did their Mike. Yeah, I really like Wilkins starting there. Like, if you go back all the way to Suffield academy like he has really really special sort of leadership selflessness authenticity like people just rave about him. And I remember coach marseils when the lessons he always talked about was the great players have attributes you can't see and how they affect others. And you know, I don't know Wilkins, obviously. But it just sounds like he has a chance to be one of those types of foundational players where he could affect others mak- Fitzpatrick year ago, the player we drafted a university. Alabama was a lot like that. So I like Wilkins in Brian flory's is defense in particular their front seven Adam versatility is a hallmark of that defense. And I think we'll have that sort of football IQ where they'll be able to move around and one week. We'll be talking about him at a classic three technique. I'm sure the move them around on the defensive line all through the year. And he has the ability to do that. So. Sometimes players have a lot of Billy on the field. But maybe not the football acumen to take you know, all these varied assignments. So I think there was a great pick. Obviously, you know, the bigger move that people talking about is Josh Rosen Dreeze your that was their second round pick. And look I like it. I talked a lot about how you know, there's cost certainty for four years. He went on the road last year. Adam he beat Green Bay on the road. It's very unusual for team to trade up three and a five which did in two thousand eighteen and give up on him after year if we look back at Jared Goff. He threw five touchdowns in year one that was under Jeff Fisher, they moved on from Jeff Fisher, Sean McVay came in through twenty touchdowns in year two hundred Sean McVay. So I'm not saying that Roussel's can take that sort of step forward. But Jim Colwell the associate head coach of the dolphins. Great coach great person. I'm really interested to see how he developed under the dolphin coach. So I thought that was a really smart move. I liked eater a lot. He's a tough typical Wisconsin offensive lineman. He'll have a chance to come in and play right away. And then terms of some of these late around guys think Gaskins is really interesting. He's highly productive runner out of university of Washington. They have to good backs and Kaelin Balaj and Kenyan Drake. But he he's a physical guy because for him animal be your what can you do in the kicking game? You know, you bring up the Josh Rosen name and then trading their second round pick this year and a fifth round pick next year. There have been so much discussion about quote unquote, tanking for two looking ahead to the draft of twenty twenty dollars owner Stephen Ross covets the Alabama quarterback. How do you reconcile what they did this year? I know that they're not thinking this necessarily. But how do you reconcile what they did this year in acquiring a quarterback Josh rose with the idea that they wanna land where these top quarterback from the twenty twenty draft. Right. So look, I know it's been said about this again, you don't have these positions like Brian flory's like Brian floor is is, you know, an incredibly hard working competitive guy who has become an F L head coach coming from Brooklyn New York play the Boston College. He's gonna go home at four o'clock on Tuesdays in the phones. Oh, we're not gonna worry about this year. It'll be the exact opposite. They're gonna try when every game possible. You'll you want. Your program, and you want the people in your building Phil would smart competitive people. That's you know, what pro football. That's the essence of sports with that said strategically from a management standpoint, you know, you do want to deploy assets in a strategic way where you'll certain years be from salary cap charges or accumulating picks, you feel like you may have different window. So here's what's so interesting about our sport. You know, you go back a couple years ago. Philadelphia one from fifteen to to to go up and get Carson Wentz. So I promise you, Adam. I promise you that. If we're sitting here in February twenty twenty two or the top three picks of those teams. We're not even talking about them right now, and it could or cannot be the dolphin. So the Hayes in the bar for the most part in terms of what the off-season brought in terms of picks how they structure contracts. But now they're going to try to win as many games as possible. And I saw that firsthand when we got the New York Jets in nineteen Ninety-seven coach Parcells coach bell. Check. You know that foundation star. Rated with. Hey, we're gonna try to win as many games this year as possible because we want to establish a culture and the ninety six jets had won one game and easily could have been like, hey, this is gonna take a five-year rebuil-. We're not sure about Neil O'Donnell, and we won nine games in ninety seven and we were in the championship game in the second year. And my point being is when new coach comes in and he's trying to stylish himself. There's no reason why you can't be competitive early when we hired Adam gays and sixteen after at the dolphins. We went to the playoffs in year one. So my pointing is you can do that you can be competitive and plan for the future at the same time. You are so intertwined with so many people in this division. Right. Like the coach you with him. I am is now the head coach of the New York Jets your with the dolphins. You're with the jets you've been with Bill Belichick in the past working in New York. What is it been like working for the jets and the dolphins tried to take down the monster? That is the New England Patriots. Yeah. You know, I was always energized by you know, look. They've done at a historically great job by all accounts. There's no debating that. I, you know, I always looked at it as a challenge and you'll be it look. I guess my last one at the dolphins was that crazy ending beating the patriots. And we'd beat the patriots in road playoff game at the jets. It's really hard. You know? But I always took it as a challenge like the NFL is the essence of competition and the bars and coach bell check and Tom Brady made that bar even higher. But if you want to be the best, you know, you have to feel like, hey, like, I wanna compete at that level against them every day, and I just took it as an additional challenge like all these jobs come with additional challenges. And if you're in the it's Tom Brady and Bill, and would you say that what they've done is as impressive as what any dual in NFL history has ever done when you put it up with what any dual in sports history ever is done. Yeah. I mean, it certainly in the conversation. I mean, look, I think what's really remarkable is if you look at let's say the Owen patriots. It looks so different. I mean, they even literally change. The field in Foxborough. It used to be an natural grass. They had bigger players especially on defense. They evolve so many different ways from you know, offensively. Two tight ends obviously when they had Aaron Hernandez rob gronkowski in their prime. You'll now, you know, some of their receivers small they've kind of reinvent themselves so many times, but some of the very found Asian pieces have remained, and I think the one guy that doesn't get the credit. He deserves a Germany Dante's car Nekia their longtime often sly coach it's remarkable. How many guys can leave? You know, Nate soldier leaves Trent Brown leaves. And you know, this year's can be Zeh win. They're gonna he's gonna step up. He'll be the next guy. You know, he got hurt last year. Former first round pick how Georgia, and I think what's remarkable is while they reinvented themselves in subways in a lot of ways things that remain the same constant. And I think one of the things people forget is, you know, when it be Rosen or Fitzpatrick on opening day, you know, that's going to be game one. They're going against the patriots who have been hundreds and hundreds of rep same thing. Sam darnold. Listen to Angus in the headset. That's going to be game one on opening day. And they have such built in advance because of the contin. Annuity and the reps especially because the way the off season program has been curtailed. So they've earned that continuity and just makes the bar that much higher. You bring Dante score Nekia. I've maintained all along that Nate solder should've paid him commission. Trump around should pay commission. These guys got the highest paid offense of Lyman deals in history and the respective Frazier years and dot the scar. Nekia I think is a huge reason. Why you've you a lot of interesting names during the course of this conversation already and one of the Laremy Tunsil. What do you remember about the night that he fell to you that nobody ever envision that guy who some people debated talked about as a top three pick would fall to believe it number thirteen. Yes. What was that? Like, what do you remember about that? Yeah. I think Chris grew deserves a lot of credit the jerem dolphin. So really goes back to February of that year, February sixteen and recruiting. So just to give you the context we're sitting in the crown plaza in Indianapolis. So you have sixty. Interviews their fifteen minutes each and at the time the Tennessee titans are on the clock. And everyone thought okay there are take Tunsil. They need enough into tackle totally make sense. And Chris was responsible for filling out the players. We're going to interview. And I'm like, look how Chris do we really need to interview Laremy Tunsil? Like, what are we doing here? Like, we have Brandon Albert left tackle, we have a gazillion needs just taken over. Chris adamant. I gosh. Let's let's can't we spend this fifteen minutes with somebody else. He's like, no. We gotta be thorough. And you just never know. All right. So we interviewed him and one of our really good scouts and Miami guy. Name Matt Winston who's ironically, Eric Winston's brother, the head of the NFL PA, very has a huge huge future and personnel. When into Mississippi roads, really good reports about his background is character. We all felt really good about it heading into the draft. And then really like everybody else in America. And we watched everything unfold in terms of like we saw the video. Obviously there were a couple of trades. So the first couple picks were quarterbacks once in Goth and then. I really thought it was gonna be Baltimore. They took running Stanley. And we thought that for sure it was gonna be Tunsil there. So really after Baltimore took Stanley was like, okay, fellows, like we really talk about this. So I give Chris credit for you know, we had met with him felt good about it. Winston had a lot of great information. Good sources about he was a good kid where he was in Florida. How we got to ole miss you, really like football. He was a good teammate. Obviously had made pretty significant mistake and one of the things I like about the draft is, you know, typically like when you try make decisions sometimes you track down your owner or the head coach or the head coach is on the field. But when you're in the draft like you're all within two feet of each other. So when it got until like ten or eleven the four of us got together, Chris gear, and I'm gay St. Rosser owner and myself, and I'm like, hey, we all comfortable with this, and it was absolutely unanimous. And we're sitting there watching the saints and picking like, wow, you know, the saints. Probably don't eat it off into lime in here. And they want to defense. And when we got the thirteen we turned in the car, and it was truly your fourth because you know, for my perspective like we just got the number one pick in the draft. And we didn't have to trade up for him. And we were so confident about our preparation and knew that this video created an unbelievable opportunity for us. And now you look at it, you know, go back for years, Adam and he's a forty four game starter. He's a great teammate. He likes football. And that whole scene episode really turned into a great opportunity. We've never seen anything like that. During the draft. Have. We know you know, you go back to the. The radio experience had last week. It was like watch it unfold. Kind of turning a little bit to the whole Josh Rosen like were gonna go there were couple of other interesting storylines, but every draft seems to have a little bit of a story to it. But nothing to that degree. Yeah. It was that was an incredible draft moment. Now you also birth. The fact that you're close with the Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn who wants represented and for those who don't know after you left, the New York Jets organization you began to work as an agent in a sports agency, and you represented Dan Quinn, amongst others, one of the people that you also represented that people might not know is the Golden State Warriors. Hey, coach Steve Kerr. What did you learn from your time together with the warriors? Hey, coach. Yeah. I was unbelievably privileged to represent Steve. And we spent really a year getting him ready to be head coach and realize not only was Steve a hall of fame player broadcaster. But he was also the general manager of the Phoenix Suns. And despite all those qualifications. He's like I want to be a great head coach. And we spent a year working together. He went to go see coach Parcells and Saratoga. He went up to Seattle to spend time with p Carol. He really worked at it. And which I give him a ton of credit, and then he ultimately had a choice between the New York nets. And the Golden State Warriors. Obviously, you'll things have worked out truly at a historic level for Steve and the warriors. But the moment that I will never forget that I try to instill to my children, Adam, and it is an unbelievable life lesson was we get the deal done very significant deal on the economics. It's obviously a huge moment for him. You know player GM broadcaster now head coach in the NBA. And I'm like, what are you gonna do? Now. Steve, hey where meaning him. We're gonna Vegas. I'm like, why are we going to Las Vegas Steve? He's like I need to go coach in the summer. -ly? I need to go make mistakes. I need to understand the rotation. One. To call time out when to handle -ficiating, I'm thinking like oh my God. This guy has done all these incredible experiences. And yet has so much mortar. Learn and you talk about somebody that has growth mindset. I was so inspired by the fact that he was so committed to being great his craft. So sure enough like literally like ADEMA like ten days. It was like it was soon thereafter, like it was just a couple of weeks we flew to Las Vegas, and they're saying the second row watching all this unfold, and he was like an active participant in the summer. -ly? I think that story has so much wisdom for all of us. Like, just when you think, you know, it all like you don't and the successor having looked. They got great players. Everybody knows that. But I'm just telling you like, Steve has a great mind. He can relate to people all like, varied walks of life. But it starts with him and his bar is really high because he's never satisfied, you know, in terms of what he knows you mentioned the fact that he went to go meet with Bill Parcells PK. What is an NBA coach at a meeting with a NFL head coach. Yeah. Well, it was interesting. I'll never forget. He called me when he was going to the airport when he left Seattle and the word he used Adam was often Tissot he talked about how look Pete pizza remarkable guy with it's about three things competition competition and competition, and I guess apparently the day he was there all sorts of things going on. I guess like they had some sort of military people show up, and like there was a lot of things going on in terms of competition, high-energy tempo. And what Steve said to me was he goes, you know, I saw pop coach obviously, I saw hill Jackson coach for years. But I what I saw today. Mike was I saw peak Harrell be really comfortable own skin high-energy high-tempo. And I know like I'm gonna be good coach because I'm gonna coach the way that's comfortable for me. Steve her, and I said Steve thing I'd be careful of is like Pete. This is his fourth. Stop New York Jets. New England Patriots university, southern California. And now the Seattle Seahawks. Like, there's a lot of ill lessons. He learned there that you're seeing more of a finished product. So just keep that in mind. Like, I was almost try like Madge Steve's own expectations that all these jobs. Here's huge learning curves. But he walked away, really inspired and validated. That he was going to go coach the warriors in a method that was comfortable for him. Like what he saw p Carol do with the Seahawks. Do you still keep in contact with them? Now, I do I do and he's really a remarkable guy. I'm so inspired by him like his humility. This is very public. So long time ago, his father was assassinated at the university of Beirut. He's been through a lot, you know, his family believes in peace in the Middle East education. And he he's really just a remarkable guy. I'm very fortunate to be able to call him a friend, and it was funny. I'm representing him. And yet like he's teaching me a lot more than I could've ever taught him. That's amazing. Now, you've had interesting creator my because you've got to work for the jets and the dolphins and go become an agent and go back to the NFL and now going to broadcasting what do you envision your future to be like being that you've done so many different things ready? I've been really fortunate. I've always tried to surround myself with people that are smarter than me that can inspire me that could teach me a lot. And you know, I'm really very very fortunate to get this opportunity here with ESPN, and I want to be as good as possible and hopefully try to elevate this role and show the value in it. You know, look nowadays everyone so interested not only because fantasy football. But like everyone's always interested in teams moves from salary cap standpoint or an evaluation standpoint or team building standpoint. So I think there's a lot to talk about. And I'm really know. Energized by the opportunity invigorate by and again, you know, kind of like what coach would say I want to be where my feet are. And just do a great job, you know, for ESPN and see, you know, we can make this role a prominent one and before I let you go a want you to give me a curveball question. One surprising thing that's going to happen in the two thousand and nineteen NFL see and it could be a team emerging. It could be a player who burst onto the scene. It could be anything that you deem to be a surprise. What is going to surprise us about the two thousand nineteen NFL season? I think the Jacksonville Jaguars going to represent the Super Bowl. Why do we say that? Well, they have a Super Bowl winning quarterback to be. It's amazing like Nichols. A really good quarterback. And but for drop this year, they may have been in two Super Bowls in the last couple years. And he's a really good player that I think it was a little bit underrated sort of move if it can be at that pa-. Mission. And then I think they got arguably maybe the best pass rusher in the draft. And Josh Allen to go along with in in Gakugei Claes Campbell. Marcel Darius they have a really good defense. And now, I think with a quarterback the other thing is when I've worked with defense coaches in my career most someone like Rex Ryan he always talked about Adam how what keeps deep into coach night is when a quarterback can make plays out only with our with his feet, and Nick foles is going to convert some third downs this year with his feet. That's just going to drive the opposing team crazy. And I don't think people realize he could play college basketball. He's a great athlete, and let's face it. You know, Blake Bortles has been an inconsistent player. And I think foles being you're not going to be talking about Jacksonville and that front seven you're gonna be talking about them as a whole team because that offense is gonna be vastly improved. And you go back to you know, two years ago against New England the championship game. I think falls is the quarterback you make a player to in the. Second half of that game that could put them in the Super Bowl. Well, it's interesting because Leonard for net has a lot to prove on the offense out of football. You know, they want to run the football with a guy like lender for net. I'm sure the giants fans very happy here that you think Josh Allen going to be a great player. All and that defense was already pretty good. And they go get you on Taylor in the second round who many people paved to the Jacksonville Jaguars with the seventh overall pick and they wanna getting him with the thirty fifth overall selection. So it looks like Jacksonville had a great draft to go along with a already formidable roster. So that's a pretty interesting pick their Mike the Jacksonville Jaguars for the Super Bowl. Well, just to touch on a couple of things you said there. Doug Marrone, someone I was able to work with he has a offensive line background. He played in the league coached it. And John Taylor's successful Doug won't let him fail. He's drive up the road from Gainesville. So I thought that was an outstanding pick. Josh all the third round pick the titan from San Jose State. I think he may become a little bit of Zach earth fulls there. So I thought they had outstanding draft. It's a really talented team all levels. And again, I think we keep talking about the quarterback position. How you know be Josh Rosen Sam darnold down Jones, but full. Else changing teams, I really think will make as much of a wave this year and be a transformative sort of acquisition for Jacksonville as any that had happened in the twenty nine hundred season, Mike, I've taken up way too much tolerate. I'm sure he has PIN's getting anxious to get you back onto the circuit. Thanks for the time today. Enjoy the continued adjustment to life in Bristol, Connecticut. And we appreciate making time today. Thanks for having me. They always told will he was too short to play basketball. But will never listen. We'll his work as do the talking for him. Always Jim always running drills will knew where there was a will. There was a way and he was will. But then after a second child was born he realized the pros were all way better than him. So we'll give up and buried is high cops in a tearful ceremony. But one day he heard that gyco could save money on car insurance. So he switched and saved a bunch, which was awesome. Joining us. Now, a repeat guest to the program Bengals wide receiver. AJ green who joins us. On behalf of shamrock forums rocking protein AJ. I guess any distort out with your towing dri last year. You miss seven of the finally games including the last four the one game. You did play against Denver on December second one catch seven yards. How much of a problem was that toe at the end of the year? And where are we in the reform that injury? Yeah. It was tough. You know, I heard it. I think like we week four or something like that or five or whatever it was an in. For like four weeks, and you try let it heal. And really didn't really he'll you know that great those still hurting. But I was like I can push that I'll be fine and all these surgery after the season, but you know, I couldn't really push through. But you know, you know, fast forward to now I feel great I'm back running around. So, you know, everything's back to normal. See had surgery though. Correct. Yeah. Yeah. Hazardous. Yeah. It was like a, you know, small surgery, so like replace the legaments one little like on my toes. So it's good now. Like, I say medicine, she's you know, feels great and you are expected to be ready for training camp is data structure is that right on track? No, no. That's definitely I should be clear like next month. But definitely be ready for trading. Okay. Beautiful. That's great. That's good news for the Bengals offense and good news. For fans on there's been a lot of changes you come back to a different team. What changes have you seen in the first few months with Zac Taylor? As you head coach, you know, Zach is bringing the different injuries. You know, he's changed everything around the building. Putting locals up everywhere. Same up everywhere. It's different to have a head coach being office and meeting room going to every play every detail to every guy telling me why you need to run this way. Or you know, what this concept is just a little different. But it's fun men's this awesome. Because he's so smart so detailed, but it's got to be so different. 'cause you're so used to more of an Lewis being there is the head coach, correct? Yeah. Yeah. Of course, you know, Khoza great guy, man. He just turned his franchise around got us headed in the right directions. Like, I say Zach, you know, he's young the high energy guys know moments in the in the in the meeting room. He's always doing token 'cause he's slash your question. You have been no answer to it. Or you just look stupid in front of the team until he's always he's always keeping everybody's on. That's what we love about. It. Do you find a change like this to be invigorating at this point in your career? When you're thirty years old. I think so like, I say, my is my this my first time playing with a head coach of a really often to mind and him having you know, that offense of mind that, you know, came from ran the Rams, it's unbelievable. You know, my whole game. And I love to go down there make big Trump place. And I think that's brings to table. You mentioned that he put up logos everywhere. Sayings everywhere. Is there one saying that you seen that made an impact on you? I think the base thing. I mean, we have to team rules, and I guess because and protected team I think that's the it'd be on time in protected team. I think that's the biggest thing to to Reuss worlds and everybody countable away to a high standard. And I think that's the biggest thing, you know, the changes, you know, from coach Luis everybody's held accountable everybody everybody's hell to high stared at. So, you know, what's interesting AJ? We've heard a lot of conversation. This off season about the Cleveland Browns the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Baltimore Ravens we've heard virtually nothing about the Cincinnati Bengals. Why is that? With the Bengals I don't that amount. They like very much. We don't we don't have. We don't have their own have been. We don't have the market. We don't have all those guys. They're really being media talk about. So I think we dislike in radar. That's where we like it how much attention if you pay to what's going on around the division with those other teams. I really don't pay attention. You know, I really don't pay attention to all that stuff. 'cause you know, come September. You know, everybody's playing you know, come late in the season. You know, everybody's gonna change everybody Super Bowl teams change. Once they go and six on where they are. So everybody, you know, sue book winter right now. And so, but those are dramatic changes right me. Like you look at the ravens. No Joe flacco, we got more Jackson. Now you look at the Browns. It's like a totally different team. Brown's have become the sexiest team in football forever. That's for. Or if it's still a very different. It's just a very different division. Now is definitely a different to where I came in. When they had everybody baked in, you know, three migos with lady on in eight twenty. I thought I'd never see those guys leave, and, you know, having Joe leading having the Markham men and now over ELS in freaking Cleveland that is crazy just all the anthrax crazy, right? And like NBA basketball. That's a good analogy. I like that. What is left for you? In your like, you're thirty years old. Now, you were the fourth pick in the two thousand eleven ref. You've done this in a high level for long period of time. I'm much longer can do this. What do you want to get done here? J early ultimate goes when the Super Bowl and then after Super Bowls being the hall of fame, and that's like, you know, I got six seven more years. Great years ahead of you. And we'll go from there you're entering the final year of the four year extension that you saw it in twenty fifteen. You're scheduled to be a free agent after the two thousand nineteen season. Right. What does your future look like to you? You know? I don't know. We'll see I love I love the Bengals I love to be part of the organization for the rest of my career. But you know, you never know, you know, I just kick each at a time, and you know, go out there and play get healthy in and go from there. Could you see yourself leaving the team this organization at the end of the season? No, it's hard. You know as a place I've been here for the last eight years going on I years now. So it's it's hard for me to see myself somewhere else because I have a family and all that here. But just never know, man. I like I said I can't control that something may get done. Something may not get done. It's interesting because again, you are in extra linked to Julio Jones drafted two picks ahead of him back in two thousand eleven draft. And he's made a lot of noise this off season about getting a new contract. We're going to see new contracts. I think this off season for receivers like Micheal Thomas, and we don't hear your name. And I guess maybe that's. Because against Cincinnati off the radar AJ grin coming off surgery. And you're not talked about as one of these water. She was getting a new deal is off season. It's kind of odd to me. Yeah. Like, I say would have bingo, bingo, operate, you know, they really don't, you know, put their business out there to the last minute when I'm about to go upstairs do actually so. Like julio. And all those guys, you know, they they all up. So we'll see with the numbers for them. And then go from there age. I don't know how much attention you pay to this in the draft. But the bingles seemed to get some offensive help Joyner Williams Daphne tackle from Alabama in round one drew sample. The titan from Washington round to Ryan Finley the quarterback from MC state and around three a couple of running backs trivia on Williams the six round and Rodney Anderson in the six round is. Well, what was your assessment of what your team did in was trying to do in the draft? I think we did do pretty well from the officer line standpoint, I think Joni was one of the best rated off the line in the draft. And we've got him at number seven. And that was unbelievable because you know, really we need a front so everything that really boost up bluestar officer lineup big time. And then grabbing drew in in the second round guy. You know, watched on his tape to where he can do everything block and and go out there for passer. So I think we address you know, our needs. And I think we kept allies on them. Have you seen any tape of Ryan Finley the quarterback from North Carolina State yet? I saw some. Yeah. I saw some, you know, some click on our think he's a great quarterback there'd be by Andy right now. So. Any idea what to expect him as Bengal? Finley. I think he's gonna come in. And, you know, learn for one one of the best and Andy being one of the smartest guy. And I think he really can learn from him how you describe your relationship with Andy Dalton aging. Unbelievable. Like, I say, it's just not football. Like, I said, I'll I'll life's work together our kids Saint class. So as far more than football with Mandy nine. I think that were makes us oh great on the field. So oh, I didn't realize you guys that close personally Israel, professionally. What is your assessment of anti ends a great quarterback? And he gets a lot of flack, I think this is the position in general. But he's a he's a great quarterback man at this. I think that he we put the pieces around him and everybody does job. I think we can go very far AG talk about a great quarterback. Gimme a great cornerback. That you go against a guy that keeps you up at night when you're getting ready to face him. I think the biggest one is Patrick Peterson. Because I feel like he's the best corner me to me personally. I think he's the best corner. What makes him the best? But I think he's big he's fast. He has great boss skills. You know, when you have a corner who's have all those three minutes. It's hard to beat them and AG before we let you go. What makes shamrock forms rock and protein a good shake? Rocket protein is you know, my go-to protein shake. I think the biggest thing for me is to face. You don't get that Chaki tasting amount that you drink it. And then they don't fool you up to where you can't eat a meal right after it. So I think the big thing for me to taste and you drink it while you're eating meal. So when you're coming back into toe surgery this year, we're gonna we're gonna credit to the shamrock farms rock and protein, correct? Yeah. Of course, that's exactly what I thought. AJ? Thank you very much the time today as always your welcome back on the podcast anytime love having you good luck this season and continued success our special thanks to the Bengals Pro Bowl wide receiver. AJ green for taking some time to join us this weekend special. Thanks to ESPN colleague, Mike Tannenbaum before general manager the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets. He transitions over to his new role in the media. And thank you for tuning into another, Adam Schefter podcast. 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