20 Episode results for "Nick Mullens"

Niner Faithful Radio 49ers giants review

Niner Faithful Radio

06:44 min | 7 months ago

Niner Faithful Radio 49ers giants review

"West of y'all should join our faithful. How's everybody doing? Hope everyone is having a legendary week? We have it. We have a home Victory to Victory Tuesday. Okay. Now it's official twenty four hour rule in effect. We're no longer celebrating that win. But we're going to go ahead and break it down real quick as we all know the Niners for the first time in NFL history beat the Giants 36 to 9. That is the first thirty six to nine score in the 101 years of the NFL. That's crazy to think about that. That's a lot of football games and they've never had a square that was 36 to 9. I wonder like I'm kind of curious about like how do you get that type of job? Like how do you look up something like that? That's kind of like that's crazy. That's a lot of work cuz I know for this date nine of History Month going through since 1946 going through games is a lot of hard work. So yeah. Anyway, also I want to say for the first time since nineteen ninety three month December 19th to be exact the Niners did not put in a game. That was a 55 17 win over the lions in Detroit crazy to say Eric Davis on the believe in 49ers podcast talked about it. He had the wrong game. He's a buffalo Detroit though, but he talked about playing in that game and everything. So that's that's a little cool little segment. If you want to go listen to there podcast is actually really great cuz a lot of great perspective for somebody, who as he puts it put on the colors birth. And you know loved being in the colors. He said he wanted to finish his career as a Niner and you know, I always love a player's perspective because you can't argue against the man who did it and did it at a high level and won a championship, so Another little interesting tidbit from the game is we went on a 15-yard drive 15-yard 15 play drive with no third downs and this is the even craziest part of 102 yards because we had a ten-yard penalty that pushed us back but we went a hundred and two yards on that field goal. It was Jeff Wilson rushing touchdown. It was either the ending in that but that's kind of crazy to to think about that. So we're going to keep this video short and sweet this week. But real quick bath korne Envy offensive MVP of the week. We're going to go ahead and give it to Nick Mullens Nick the Raider killer Mullins. We love you baby song interesting. Tidbit about Nick Mullens. He becomes the first nine of quarterback since Joe Montana to throw for 220 220 yards dead. And nine straight games. So obviously that's not nice trick games. It's nice straight starts with Nick Mullens. But still that is an impressive. There's no quarterback controversy. Jimmy Garoppolo is the starting quarterback of this team at least for the starting the this season, I believe Jimmy's the guy of course anybody who watches the show knows, you know, Jimmy's our King Wok it with us are six ring and all that day. Even as haters will sing. Jimmy is King but you know, it's is may not occur quarterback controversy, but Nick Mullens is exactly what you want and a quarter back and look, I'm comparing this but you know a backup quarterbacks are important rules in our history. We obviously know what happened with cap. And he was are back up and let us know the Super Bowl. I'm not saying that going down the same thing, but you know, and let's not forget that at what one point in time. I don't know there was this this crazy left-handed quarterback number eight, you know, it was Joe Montana a backup for a while, but I think he ended up having a pretty good career. And so you want a Super Bowl in his was the first left-handed quarterback in the Hall of Fame. So, you know having a backup is an important job and a fell and it is important like imagine if we had CJ beathard back there. You know, I mean CJ is only when was against the Giants but still with Nick moans are very happy as their backup quarterback, but it's very clear that yeah Jim is the guy so we're going to go ahead and go to home. New award I'm announcing it this week. We got the Bam Bam Fred Warner defensive MVP of the week. I'm going to go ahead and give it to the Man himself off in honor of the first naming of it and say bam bam Fred Warner. I'm trying to remain calm and not get all hyphy and everything like that. But Fred Warner is the best linebacker in the league ladies and gents and and I think it's very appropriate that he was the one that broke down the team huddle before they went in the locker room to get ready for the game after warm-ups. I think it's very important that you know, he looked at Nick and Jake's I got your back, you know protect the ball and we're going to get it back for you that that was it's a very important our middle linebacker the one who calls the defense. And the the captain of our defenses the general of our defense and he was sitting there saying hey, this defense is my defense. I'm a general of this defense and I'm a lead my troops were Victory. Let's get it. Crackin Nick. I got your back. Let's go. Hey, I was fed water basically set the tone saying you know what we're here to mess around and we going to get this dub and let's go out and dominate like good team Should Crash Course. The Giants are hard garbage as Eric Davis put it. Yeah, but you know what? That's why we went out whoop their ass cuz we're a great football team and that's what great football teams. Do they go out and they whoop their ass of inferior opponent. The Giants don't even deserve to be on the same field as us. You know what we went out there and we proved it on the field. I am so proud of us. I'm going to go ahead and go before I get a little too high fee and start running through a brick wall off and man. Could you imagine watching the game with me? This is only Tuesday. I just see y'all next week till then Faith love and happiness. gunners

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Niner Faithful Radio 9/26/2020

Niner Faithful Radio

03:15 min | 7 months ago

Niner Faithful Radio 9/26/2020

"Off. Good morning Forty Niner Empire. My name is Jamie today September 26th. 2020. Let's get into some 49er news. Here is a final entry update from college G Han. All right guys injuries Coleman out before doubt Garoppolo Al Green Al queda El Al Weatherspoon questionable Jenna and also said that Nick Mullens will get the start against the Giants here is what Shanahan had to say about Nick Mullens at QB specifically, I guess in terms of his arm strength. I was a stronger. I mean, I think Nick works at it all the time. I mean, you know, you're the more you work at it the more your feet are under you. I mean, it's not all just about the arm It's You Know It's the Rhythm with Thursday. And your drops your drop back the Rhythm with where you're going when you're eligible seeing things and then when you can have your feet under you and your cleats in the ground and you let them go on time, you're going to get the most out of your arm. So the more he is deciding the more he knows exactly where he's going. The more gets out of his arm. So he's gotten a lot more reps than he did last time. I mean not live reps, but he played pretty well the last time he played and he usually gets most of his reps in Camp took the tone on Scout team that is really good from this week to get three days in a row with the ones and which ready to go. Also Shanahan also discusses the church situation at MetLife Stadium. Hi Liz came back on this field where there's so many injuries. Is that a mental hurdle that you need to discuss with your team know I would have said yes on Monday maybe on Tuesday by the time Wednesday came, I think we're dead. I think everyone's a little emotional and stuff after those games, you know kind of set it cuz I've heard so much about it this week and I was a big deal to us Sunday and Monday, but you know, I mean church not good in general. I don't care where it is dead. One knows that Turf there's about thirty percent more injuries on Turf than there is on grass. So that's an issue everywhere you go. We understand. It's new Turf. So usually brand new Turf is a little bit worse and all the other bad terms so long and it just needs to get broken in so our players understand that then if else done everything to check it out and it is what it is. I mean, it's just another turf field and of course we'd rather play on grass cuz it is safer, but that's not something that's on our minds at all anymore. We're a little emotional after the game on it. But I promise it's gone and we are ready to go and the good thing about that surf is will be a lot faster on and that is it for a 1500 news the 49ers face off against the New York Giants this Sunday without a majority of their starters. I still believe in this team in believe they would win also do not forget to check out nine or faithful radio shop get your revenge tour merch we have shorts and long sleeves beanie snapbacks in hoodies. So go to ww.w radio.com forward slash shop to get your gear now. guys, and as always remain faithful to be

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Good Morning Niner Empire 10/10/2020

Niner Faithful Radio

05:52 min | 7 months ago

Good Morning Niner Empire 10/10/2020

"Hey everyone, this is Jamie from Good Morning Niner Empire from 9 or 5th or radio.com. Let me tell you about graphic Munger. They're keeping your business are going extinct. Take a turn your ideas to agree with their graphic design team there your source for custom logo designs apparel decals and more. Don't wait any longer and call graphic Monger at 360-460-8526 regarding Facebook and look them up at at graphic monger. And if you mentioned our net sales for radio, you'll get a discount. So please go check them out. All right, let's get back to the office. Good morning for dinner Empire. My name is Jamie. Today is October 10th. 2020. Let's get into some 49er news. Stranahan gives an injury update our our guys injuries for this week. Siggy's out Dante Johnson out Mosley is out. Most hurt his questionable Deebo Samuel is questionable K1 Williams is out and Witherspoon's questionable. Go ahead said he had named his daughter quarterback for the week Kyle. How did you make it through the week? I assume he's you're starting quarterback on Sunday. Yeah. He did a good job. I mean, he stayed got better never felt too sore the next day so we needed here that today and see him out there today and we feel good to go off and we start and saw Shanahan gives an empty under he mustered. I'm in terms of regime. How did he look at practice? And what's going to go into that decision on Sunday? I'm really just always feeling then. I mean he got a little bit more work today. Um, you know, he's able to get through it. We didn't put him through everything but really want to see how that response tomorrow how he wakes up tomorrow and how Shanahan also updates us on D, but illness and covered protocols off the Debo doing DeVos good. I mean just I mean he was on zoom in our meetings today. So says he has no symptoms feeling great. So he's got one more test to pass. I think it today will get the results tomorrow and that and then you should be allowed back in our building. So, just to clarify are the protocols different a lot different this year than they normally are for illnesses in this obviously isn't covered related because he'd be on that list, but you guys have to go through more kind of screening just to clear it somebody who's feeling he'll and yeah, definitely that's I mean that's going to most likely be the same issues with my biggest worries. You know Depot just he had he was sick. So I think you know just a little achy. I think it might had a fever at night, you know, especially with flu season coming up that's going to be common. But if you have systems, I mean you're automatically out of the building I think for at least two days cuz you need to pass two tests confirm. It's not covered in anyone who's been around. You also needs to be out for those two days so long that's going to be the case with that stuff. So I remember there was about twelve of us who were sick last year first Minnesota and that game so we have to deal with that stuff as it goes. So hopefully we'll get off. What it should him also name's a new backup quarterback and talks about how Nick Mullens ticket. Do you have a new number two quarterback? Yeah this week CJ woke up seven two sided with all the situations where we addressed two or three most likely will go to and I'll go see Jay this week. What was that a tough job bit of news to deliver them to to Nick. I mean just a week ago. He was the starting quarterback. Yeah, it's always tough to deliver to any of those guys. But but I do walk. I think Nick understands the situation understands the business. I mean, it's it sounds Dreadful and the end of the world to probably to a normal person and anyone who cares about Nick but I put in perspective with Nick. I mean he didn't have his best game. CJ's been there before Jimmy's been there before Nick just had a rough game and I think he'd played better than it looked. It's never as bad as it seems dead. Um, but that's kind of a life of a backup, you know, CJ. I thought that some real good things for us playthrough a number of games injured couldn't go one night versus Oakland and it came in and seize this opportunity and she hasn't gotten the chance since then because of that. It's kind of regardless of what goes on in practice when you're real when two guys are capable and they both are pretty close in different ways. It's kind of tough to earn that spot in practice and really tough. If you don't have a preseason games and rarely get in like they did last year. They never really got it. And so Nick understands CJ has been through that since that Oakland game and CJ came in and played well, and I know Nick's happy for CJ cuz they're closed and respect each other and it's not going to make too big a deal of it. But next time you ever get this opportunity. He'll be ready and that is it for your 49er news. Please check out our main shown know. It's a video on YouTube and wherever you listen to your podcast also check out Niner faithful radio.com. Riley Revenge to our marriage. We just release new merch as well. So just go check it out. Thanks as always for birth. fearful

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Good Morning Niner Empire 10/03/2020

Niner Faithful Radio

05:06 min | 7 months ago

Good Morning Niner Empire 10/03/2020

"Hey everyone, this is Jamie from Good Morning Niner Empire from 9 or 5th or radio.com. Let me tell you about graphic Munger. They're keeping your business of going extinct. They could turn your ideas into wrong with their graphic design team there your source for custom logo designs apparel decals and more don't wait any longer and called graphic Monger at 360-460-8526 regarding Facebook and look them up at at graphic monger. And if you mentioned on a sales or radio, you'll get a discount. So please go check them out. All right, let's get back to the show off. Thursday good morning manner Empire. My name is Jimmy. Today is October 3rd. 2020. Let's get into some 49er news. Here is a loss Andrew update of Kyle Shanahan injuries for this week D for doubt. Jimmy's out Garoppolo green light out. Mosley's out. Most road is out. Jordan Reed is out. Kon Williams questionable and wetherspoons out. Go ahead. I'll also talks about divorce and if he's ready to play and how he's feeling Kyle, how did Deebo make it through the week and have you made a decision on whether he'll be available on Sunday? Yes evil play. I had a real good week of practice and down to get him in there and decide to see him out there. Kyle also goes into default and if he will retire because of his injury well in regards to D for the way, this is founded over the last few weeks. I got to ask is this a season-ending or a career-threatening injury that is a retirement even being discussed. It's not being discussed. But I mean and I don't want to say anything strong that people blow up but it's similar to what I said a couple of weeks ago when you're dealing with the back and things like that. It's I mean everything's a concern and also that stuff doesn't loosen up just randomly too. So that's why wage And slow, I just saw him here a little bit. I mean in the hallway on my way here. I think he's doing better than he was a couple of weeks ago. That's for sure. But something we just gotta be smart with and you can't risk things when you're dealing with that part of the body so long to get to st. All that stuff, but that's why we're being cautious with it and last room Shanahan. He talks about what he expects from rookie wide receiver. Brandon is with two games under his belt. What are you hoping to see branded? I you this week in terms of production and just in growth in the next coming weeks. I mean, I never think about it in production. I mean you really never know that like how the game plays out, but I expect them to get better wages and he has a still has a long way to go got in there week to improved a week 3 and I expect him to before had a lot of guys on our team who I think a high ceiling that they haven't wage jobs. I can get better throughout the game and Brandon is definitely one of those guys and he had a good week of practice and I hope it leads to better results Sunday or improving Nick Mullens also talks about how long Evil Samuel and George Kittle back for the game against the Eagles. Hey, Nick Kyle just told us that you're you're going to have both Debo and George Kittle back this week. Just what does that do for your confidence and just overall like the team's energy and things like that? Yeah. I mean, they're two great Playmakers on this football team and even getting on the practice field this week your class minded about their speed there so fast and every practice rep and every game rep and we're going to love to have their speed physicality and mindset back on the field this week. Um for those guys, I'm finally healthy Jason Verrett talks about how he's feeling after coming back from his injury and starting last week. Hey Jason, just curious. How can you hear me? Yeah. I'm just curious how last week went for you how you feel physically and what what it means to you and to for the 49ers to show so much faith in you get given every month. You've gone through so far. And first off last week was just a blessing man. It's been a while since I've been out there had a lot of fun man. You know, I work I work my tail off to get back out there. But as far as just forty-nine organization top to bottom and just have them faith in me, you know training staff coaching staff doing a hell of a job of you know, making sure my body is right and you know, I'm just I'm just happy to be out there and look for it for you know the rest of the season and that is it for your 40th Avenues. Please check out our main show 95th of radio on YouTube and where you can find all your podcasts, please also get your revenge tour March birth www.radio.com. Thanks. So that's always remain faithful. Thursday

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#314 Aaron Rodgers, Steelers, Washington, Josh Allen, 49ers, Week 14 Predictions & Ask Zac

Strong Opinion Sports

1:25:03 hr | 5 months ago

#314 Aaron Rodgers, Steelers, Washington, Josh Allen, 49ers, Week 14 Predictions & Ask Zac

"Oh my goodness. Good morning. Good afternoon. Whatever it is for you. I hope you're having a fantastic day. My name is Zach Shawn alert. This is strong opinion Sports episode 3 months and 14 and it's Saturday. And I I wanted to say I don't I don't know that I'm not going to apologize for this week, but I do feel weird and bad. I had a bad week this week as a creepy. I know that a lot of people out there that make their own content and want to make content or out there and I I had a week that I feel weird cuz like I can't have a week like last week but it happened where I kept writing stuff and like for example, I watched the Bears game and I I thought he played kind of like, okay and I didn't really want to make a topic about the Bears Lions game. Just like I have no desire to shred too risky to Pieces. He also didn't really deserve it. He played okay, and I'm like, I don't there's nothing there dead and I watched the Saints Falcons game and I don't really like taysom Hill. I think he's pretty like there's a a play where he had a guy wide open over the middle for example, and he checks it down for no reason like dude you got to hang in there. There's a guy wide open over the middle or there's a couple of times were taysom Hill's checking the ball down too early and I saw a lot of stories as weekend. I watched every game and I There was a lot of stuff that spoke to me and I I really had a lot of writer's block is the word but I kept writing stuff and then throwing it away and scrapping it where I didn't feel good about it and I felt like no matter what I was no matter what Tom like came up with them. I don't feel good about any of this stuff and like I wasted two days just writing and preparing and then literally scrapping everything going this sucks. I don't like this. I don't I don't know. I'm a bit of a perfectionist and I admit that but I also I don't want to make crappy stuff and I never want to make a podcast that I don't feel good about and so I feel good about this episode. I'm sorry. It's taken, you know, my heart of hearts to make a Daily Show. I mean, I really I'm one person by myself. But if I could ever do that I want to do that. I just don't I don't know. I really had a weird week and I am sorry if you were out there going. Where is she? Where is the episode where is the episode but I'll say I feel good about today's episode. I hope you're doing very well. Just had a hard week as a Creator and I I want to share that Journey cuz I try to be off. And open and I feel good about next week. I got a lot of stuff. But today we're going to talk about what are we talking about? Today? We're going to talk about the bills the 49ers. We're going to talk about Washington the steam to do some predictions, but I do want to start with this because last week I was kind of off-the-cuff riffing I was doing it was a topic about the Giants and Seattle game talking about how man Russell Wilson really has just kind of fallen off the wagon in the MVP race where Russell Wilson's knocking win the MVP this year and Kyler Murray and the Cardinals. There are six and six Kyler Murray is not gonna win the MVP and I was kind of spitballing going like I don't know who's going to win the MVP Now, is it going to be maybe Patrick Mahomes and I was trying to think like who is the person that could win MVP and I don't know why this name didn't come to mind. But it as I thought about it more I realized oh, there's a knock sensor and it's a guy who's won MVP before I think the guy who's going to win the NFL MVP this year. Is the Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and look man currently has got 36 touchdowns four interceptions. Those numbers are just going to get farther apart. He's got some more touchdowns. Probably. I don't think he's going to throw many more interceptions this year and it's not just the numbers that are impressive about Aaron Rodgers. It's it's playing some of the best football in the NFL. I mean if I look at all the best quarterbacks around the legal get like Patrick Mahomes has been really almost complacent and had some weird moments where I think he's kind of bored just waiting for the playoffs and Tom Brady's had some bad games Russell Wilson's had some really ugly games Philip Rivers and phone numbers. And I mean what quarterbacks stands out this year is having the best performance all year. It's Aaron Rodgers. I mean, he's the guy who of all the good quarterbacks and now he's playing the best and the most consistently playing the best of me. You'll see the Sean Watson. Have a great game or big banner Russell Wilson, but I feel like every single game or everything every single time. I talked about the Packers I go home. And Aaron Rodgers had another game for touchdowns this and that and m&a I kind of one of my personal flaws. I get bored with success a really for example, the Browns are so interesting where I love to talk about Cleveland because it's been a mess for years and I've been waiting and waiting and hoping Cleveland would get better and I think Baker Mayfield's really interesting where he'll have a bad game a good game and I like the the roller coaster and the drama and I'll be honest. There's not really been any drama. There's not really been any roller coaster in Green Bay. It's just been Aaron Rodgers putting in work every single week. Just having game after game after game. If you're trying to kind of predict who other people would choose to win the NFL MVP, I would say that guy is going to be Aaron Rodgers and I think it's well deserved. He's playing at a very high level, you know, Davante Adams has been hurt at times this year and errands done. Well without him even Allen Lazard Michael are sorry Marcos all the scaling equanimeous St. Brown These are guys who are they're really not Marquis receivers in the NFL app. Aaron Rodgers is still making them work and doing very well with them. I mean go watch the the Eagles Packers game last week. Aaron Rodgers had just some ridiculous throws that are like they're just I park really really wow off his back foot or that's a dime into a really tiny location just throw after throw. And so I also gotta admit. It'd be really cool to watch Aaron Rodgers won the NFL MVP in the same year that his team drafted a quarterback Jordan love in the first round. Hoping to maybe eventually replace him to be like a good kind of sticky if your organization. Oh you want to get rid of me. Hey, I'm still here I can still play and I know I've been critical of Aaron Rodgers in the past. I I I'm not shy of that. I would love to be ten rods or someday and say look I have this problem and that problem would be fun conversation off, but I try to always be extremely fair and I try to recognize people when I'm wrong or I don't I try not to be biased where even if I don't like something in Rogers does or I've been critical of them in the past. Please plan phenomenal all acknowledge that and Aaron Rodgers is playing phenomenal this year. I just think of all the quarterbacks and if you look around the league, he's been the most consistently with great performing quarterback all year. And I look at the Packers and go man. There's so much better this year than they were last year, which is hard to believe. I mean there were thirteen and three last year, but there were a couple of moments where the phone number the the Chargers game against Green Bay last year where the Packers got blown out and was ugly and I had a game similar to that this year actually against Tampa Bay but not Tampa Bay just had maybe the best game they've played all year round a mile and I look at the Packers this year. They're way more comfortable. Everybody looks more comfortable. Aaron Rodgers looks more comfortable their play-calling. They're calling certain place to set of other places are like we're going on here and make it look exactly like this other play and they're using place to set up other place and I just walk away very very impressed and you know at the center of the Packers. Phenomenal offense in Green Bay is the NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers. And so I want to come out now. It's what week 14 and say I already think he's going to win the award. I think he deserves he's playing very very well and not to say that I know that I've been critical of him, but I I do recognize and respect people who are phenomenal and Aaron Rodgers is playing at a very very deep level. If you win the NFL MVP this year, I would not be surprised. He's my favorite to win the award and if he does win that award, it's very very well deserving in my opinion. He's playing at a very high level playing phenomenal. And in my opinion. Again, Aaron Rodgers is the favorite to win the NFL m v p Don't want to talk about the Buffalo Bills. I want to talk about the Buffalo Bills Josh Allen. The Bills quarterback is playing Souls. So well, I mean, I really it's interesting to look back at the the 2018 NFL draft. That's the draft class of Baker Mayfield Sam. Darnold Josh Rosen Lamar Jackson and Josh Allen. And in my opinion Josh Allen is the best quarterback from the 2018 NFL draft class and I did not believe I would be saying that three years later, but that's exactly what we're seeing dead. And I know that's even more controversial because Lamar Jackson won the NFL MVP last year you go. Well, Josh Allen, where's Josh Allen's MVP award? I understand that I think awards are great and I think tomorrow amazing last year, but I'll tell you what if I look at how Lamar is playing right now and how Josh Allen's playing right now, I would rather have Josh Allen but it is also very close. I mean clearly I think the two best quarterbacks of them draft from 2018 World Lamar Jackson and Josh Allen and I think it was really more interesting. Is that somehow Josh Rosen was drafted ahead of Lamar Jackson. Now took them are Jackson to go to a good team where the has Joe Flacco we could sit for wild go to a good roster. I don't know how the more would have done on the Cardinals. I'm sure it would have done better than Josh Rosen did I met so Josh Rosen was dropped wage. Cardinals like tenth overall and it's crazy that he was drafted has done terrible and nothing in his career and Lamar Jackson win the NFL MVP last year. So again, Josh Allen and buffalo and Lamar Jackson in Baltimore. There are two quarterbacks from that draft class, but I would take Josh Allen and buffalo over everybody else from that draft class and there are three reasons why this has happened. I know it's confusing. There's a lot of Josh's I just said, I don't know why everyone named their kid Josh. I don't know. There's a joke in there somewhere. I'm not going to say it. There are three reasons though why Josh Allen has become the best quarterback in the from the 2018 draft class. Number one is just he's very very talented. He's got a huge arm. He's very accurate but along with that really natural Talent, he's massive. He can run people over he can escape sax where it's fun to watch and play literally he'll like you see Russell Wilson avoid a sack by being evasive and quick and small and Joe Allen just goes now. I'm going to throw you off me. You're not going to take me down. But along with the natural Talent the Josh Allen has is a clear and obvious work. Ethic is mechanics or better off. He's gotten more accurate in the NFL. He's reading defenses better. I am so very impressed with Josh Allen. I watch the Forty Niners game from I guess Monday night and woke. Oh my gosh. I mean he that's a good defense and good scheme and he just lit them up. I mean he was phenomenal. It's really I walked away going mad. Can you believe how well Josh Allen's playing this year. And so he's very talented. He works very very hard. But the third reason why Josh Allen I have to admit this why he succeeded is because I was given a great situation. He's got a wonderful offensive coordinator Brian table. He's developed in very very, well. He went to a good team and then also part of it is that you went to a team that believed in him and supported him from day one on there was belief that Josh Allen would become their franchise quarterback in Buffalo was never wavered. I know that Tyrod Taylor started at first, but the whole time off this is our guy and they've never wavered even through struggles. He had some moments where he wasn't great early on and he had some struggles and buffalo was still like no, this is our guy we are ride or die for Josh Allen and having that kind of support and that kind of belief and having an organization and a fanbase have that much confidence in you certainly makes your job easier. I mean You have to compare compare the situation of Josh Rosen who was replaced after one year very similar numbers to Josh Allen in your one or watching Sam darnold get the tar beat out of him every single week on the Jets. You have to acknowledge that some of why Josh Allen has developed into what he is and because of the situation around him but a large part at most of it is just this work ethic and his talent wage. Its work ethics would on very very impressed. We've seen so much growth from Josh Allen this year and I love it man. I just go man. I'm so very impressed. Now the next kind of story line coming up for our bills is Whether or not they're offensive coordinator Brian table is going to stay after this year. If I am Buffalo, I'm going to page Brian table, whatever he wants give him head coach money keeping their pay him anything because he's developed You're Young quarterback. He's part of why your offense is great. And I think here's the key though. It's not just that they developed. I mean, I'm sure that Josh Allen could get another coach an eventually do well but here's what I would be concerned about. Buffalo has a very brief window right now where there are a very very good football team. There are nine and three and even if Buffalo doesn't need a Superbowl this year in 2020 their windows open for a little while where they've got a really good young group of core players. And I mean even after the window will close eventually they'll still be very good. Josh. Allen is going to be good for it. Looks like a long long time. Right. Now you have this Foundation, of course young players who are very talented and I would be really anxious to capitalize on that where again a Superbowl window was open very briefly and we'll close very quickly. Look at the Cowboys a couple of years ago. They're they're most opportune moment to win a Superbowl was Dak Prescott rookie year the window was open and Bam it closed and I don't know that it's they're going to be open that window to win a Superbowl again for a long long time. And so if you're the Buffalo Bills, you have to recognize you got an opportunity here to do something incredibly special and Brian table is part of that your Offensive Coordinator would pay him whatever he wants. He wanted their keep him around and keep this group of people together so they can go on a mission and win a Superbowl. I can't stress it enough that Brian table is critical to the success of Buffy that he might leave and take a head coaching job. And I think they'll recover they'll be okay long-term. But if I'm them I'm saying I don't want to mess up his Mojo at all. I want to keep it going. Let's keep this guy around dead. Now right now, I think the biggest problem in Buffalo is their run defense. I really think they need to probably add another linebacker to help to pair with Tremaine Tremaine Burns inside to help them. Stop the run. I they got their demons align is okay, but the linebacker positions really I think they need to work on there a couple of guys at Buffalo could draft will see Micah Parsons out of Penn State or Dylan Moses out of Alabama. Maybe Jihad Woods at a Washington state or chest Surat out of UNC or Patty Fisher on a Northwestern a guy who I really like Paddy Fields. It's kind of a I think an under-the-radar guy, but I got playing very very well Northwestern and and I really feel like Buffalo was about a linebacker away for winning a Superbowl. They they give up waiting a rushing yards. It's kind of their the flaw with their team. But if they can fix their run defense and keep playing the way they were I mean, there are fences fine. They're offensive figured it out. I like some of the guys name. Secondary, I want the Buffalo to add another linebacker if they can do that, maybe free agency or in the draft if Buffalo cannot another linebacker. I really think this is a team that can win a Superbowl and they're already very very close. So can they keep Brian table there? Can they add someone to help their run defense and Josh. He keep being Josh Allen. He's phenomenal. So I walk away. Buffalo man is in a really good spot right now and Josh Allen is by far my four. I don't think he's dead way better than the March activities definitely better than Lamar Jackson in my opinion and Josh Allen is the best quarterback from the 2018 draft class, and that's to me pretty obvious in pretty clear. Let's talk about the San Francisco 49ers. I going to start by saying one of my favorite players in the NFL. I really two of them are on the San Francisco. Roster. Number one. I love their back up. Nick Mullens. He is we say Bank kind of a fun word because he's been there starting quarterback recently for quite a while. Nick Mullens is my maybe my one of my favorite players because he's not very physically talented. He's got an average arm. He's never really going to be able to push the ball vertically very much but it also doesn't really need to in this Forty Niners offense. He's kid throw the ball very well at the intermediate level. He makes good decisions. I know that Forty Niners fans will call me crazy and be angry when I say this. I think he's better than Jimmy Garoppolo. He's more consistent. He's got problems laws for sure. But I think he's kind of the epitome of a perfect document. I would call Nick Mullens and people say well, what about Carson Wentz or Tyrod Taylor the probably starting quarterbacks in my opinion a guy. Who I I would call Nick Mullens the best back up in the NFL because he's a guy that I would never make my starting quarterback. I would never build my franchise around Nick Mullens, You can come in he can win some games. He runs the offense very very, well. He makes very good decisions. He's limited. He's not good enough to ever make your Venture franchise quarterback. And I think that San Francisco this year will be in the market for a new guy at that position, but it's critical. You keep Nick Mullens around for example, if if the 49ers drafted Zach Wilson BYU then hey Zack will not come in and if he's not ready week one you have Nick Mullens. He's a good backup and knows the system. Nick Mullens can play week 1 and there's no pressure there and then exact Wilson two years from now is they're starting quarterback doing very, well. He gets her boss. Ankle injury. He's going to go out for three weeks. Guess what? You still got Nick Mullens, you can come in for three games cheaper season alive, and that's the epitome of a good back of a good backup as a guy who can come off the bench. Yep. Dim to make good decisions. He's not going to screw up massively and he can win you a game or two in a three or four game stretch if you're starting quarterback is out. That's exactly what you need from a backup. Nick Mullen is kind of the NFL's most perfect back up where he's never going to be big money. He's never going to be a threat in your starting quarterback. He's not talented enough, but he really can come in and when you a game or two in a brief stretch of games wage, and I think that Nick Mullens is the best backup quarterback in the entire NFL and I love him for it. He knows this role. He does very very well. I also love Deebo Samuel. He's a guy out of and he played his South Carolina for the Gamecocks. He doesn't have huge numbers. I know Deebo Samuel the guy around the NFL where I think fans don't really know him or respect him unless you're like a 49ers fan, you know him very well but players around the NFL who have played against Deebo Samuel, they know Deebo Samuel and they are very very impressed with him again doesn't have huge numbers, but he's very underrated he's dead. Receiver who runs the ball like a running back. I mean he really does he fights incredibly hard. He's got great effort and he's an important piece of this Forty Niners offense. It's been unfortunate part where he had told there was covid-19 serns this year mystical games cuz of that but I am telling you man that Deebo Samuel is a Workhorse who fights very hard and it's a guy who is a vital important piece of this Forty Niners offense and a guy that I would be so happy to have on my team. Now, it seems like the 49ers defensive coordinator. Robert. Saleh is planning to leave the team after this year. The assumption is that he's going to go be a head coach somewhere. And I want to repeat something. I've said before number one. I hope that the 49ers can recognize Robert Solace value. He's a he's a good scheme designs the scheme very well on defense. He's got great understanding in anticipation of what our fences are doing. He makes great play calls and I am hoping that the 49ers pay Robert Saleh to stay in San Francisco. I think that you know, first of all, he's he's again vital Kyle Shanahan and Robert Saleh the offensive coordinator slash head coach and the defensive coordinator Robert Saleh. They're better together. They are a much better unit when they combine their forces and play together and Coach together and then I would number two I would warn Robert Saleh. Men, I I don't know that Robert Saleh should be in any hurry to leave San Francisco. I mean, for example when you play with when when a coach with Kyle Shannon yours defensive coordinator, you know that Kyle Shanahan is always going to have a quarterback who's competitive. It's never a problem. It's never a concern. This is the coach who Kyle Shanahan made Matt Schaub phenomenal. He he had Matt Schaub throat for 5000 yards in one season. Boom. That's ridiculous That's The Power of Kyle Shanahan. He made RG3 the Rookie of the Year. RG3 was never seen again after birth and he made Ryan an MVP. He made Nick Mullens win games. They beat a playoff team the LA Rams with Nick Mullens at quarterback because of Kyle Shanahan's play-calling and his boss sign and his ability to coach quarterbacks if I am Robert Saleh, I'm in no hurry to leave that guy. Cuz here's the problem what let's say Robert solid goes to the Jets. Now. You need a coach you can coach quarterbacks and you can make your quarterback good and whether you drop Trevor Lawrence or keep Sam darnold, you might be a great defensive coordinator. I've seen a lot of brilliant defensive coaches fail because they couldn't figure out the quarterback position. I would hate to see that happen to Robert solid and then guess what he can't even go back to his old job cuz they're going to replace him with somebody in San Francisco. I really hope that both sides recognize the value of each other. I hope that the 49ers recognized the value of Robert Saleh. They gave him a raise pay him to stay and hope that Robert Saleh can recognize. Look. I'm worth a couple more million a couple of million a year. Give me more money, but my life is better off and off San Francisco in California. I don't think I would want to live there, but I do know that what he's got in an organization. The coach the quarterback great defensive players and incredible defense of line. They it definitely helps to be the coach of the 49ers where they got good players and a good quarterback. Most of the time I really would not be in any hurry to leave the 49ers if I was Robert Saleh and it would just issue him a warning Robert Saleh. I know you you probably wants recognition. He probably wants his own thing. Probably wants to be a run his own name. But if I'm him I'm in no hurry to leave and I'm I would be very careful find the right situation. Maybe it's the Houston Texans you go to the Houston Texans DeShaun Watson. Hey, Robert Saleh take that job. I love that but the Jets or the Lions or I mean who else has failed? I don't even know what jobs are available right now. I'm spitballing here, but I do I know that. I would be very hesitant and careful if I was Robert Saleh leaving the 49ers. I would only leave if I found the absolute right scenario. I wouldn't just go to Jay SRI Kong more money or chase and coaching job cuz you may only ever get one chance. I seem to head coaches there. I've seen coaches I guess in general take a bad job that they probably shouldn't have cuz it wasn't the right scenario to take that job and it's going well and then I seen High School coaches get their football program closed or I've seen college coaches get you know, they they had problems. So the administration was fatter and the NFL they couldn't get a quarterback. I mean, there's a lot of stuff you can't control see if you're Robert solid. You're in a good position. Don't leave a good position for a bad one. Only leave a good position for another good job, and I would be very careful. If I was Robert Saleh considering leaving the San Francisco 49ers. I want to talk about Washington. as I as I look at the Washington football team this year one thing stands out to me is that you know, Alex Smith is absolutely kind of the perfect quarterback for their head coach Ron Rivera home. He's not very flashy but he's safe and he's consistent and I trust him and Ron Rivera knowing how he will kind of quarterback who would want how Ron R does quarterback math. He's a defensive-minded coach. He wants to take care of the football. He wants a good veteran leader. I think Alex Smith is likely the guy in Washington for another year or two after this year where I just don't think washing the quarterback yet. People are going to say are they going to draft a guy they're going to get this Alex Smith is great. He's kind of he's playing very very well. He's rallied the team. They like him they respect him. He takes care of the ball. He allows our events of a very very well and I think part of why I mean Washington right now is on a three-game winning streak reason why is because they don't make mistakes. They play very very clean football. If you beat them. You gotta beat them. They're not going to beat themselves and part of that is Alex. He sets the tempo is the towing. He's the veteran leader and if I look around the NFL and go hm What quarterback do I trust to not make decisions do not make huge mistakes? Right? If I like what I take Alex Smith or Jared Goff. I take Alex Smith when I take Alex Smith or Kirk Cousins. If I if I need a guy and I'm saying my one situation is I don't want the guy to make a big mistake that will make a big interception or this or that the guy I trust to not screw up is Alex Smith over Baker Mayfield Kirk Cousins John Jared Goff Carson Wentz. I mean, there's Philip Rivers. I I trust Alex Smith more than a lot of other quarterbacks around the league and he's a very consistent safe quarterback who I think is exactly Rhonda various looking for a guy who can control the game be in charge and again not have nasty really bad turnovers and it's been really fun to watch Alex Smith as a year has gone on. When he first started playing, I think he played like he came off the bench in one game. I think it was a Rams game. And I remember going Alex Smith does not look comfortable in the pocket at all. And I went I don't know. I'm not ready for this where Alex Smith was darting around looked very uncomfortable didn't like bodies around him. And as a year has gone on Alex Smith has gotten more and more and more comfortable in a messy pocket with bodies around his feet and his ankles and I mean last week he was bleeding cuz he got cleated and I just think Alex met this really as Years Gone gotten more and more comfortable playing at a very high level. I would be first of all surprised if the Washington football team decided to replace him, but also, I don't think it'd be the right move. I think Alex Smith is your guy now for the next two or three years in Washington and that's okay. He's kind of exactly what you need and some day down the road. You can get another quarterback who can sit behind Alex Smith and learn and grow and maybe that guy is Dwayne Haskins right now dead. Dwayne Haskins is already he's talented. We saw that a while State we saw that a little bit at times last year and this year and either Dwayne Haskins can sit behind Alex Smith or someone else eventually can sit by gnome with right now Alex Smith is the best quarterback on that roster. He should be there Guy moving forward for the next however, whoever knows how long and it's kind of perfect wash and Ron Rivera got exactly the quarterback. He could have bought it could have hoped for and I think that's awesome. Now, I want to give a shout out to a couple of other people in Washington. Number one was Sarah Logan Thomas, they're tight end. Logan Thomas was a quarterback in college at Virginia Tech. He's really made the transition from quarterback too tight and very well. He's twenty-nine years old and he bought into that change. He's you know, he's been in the NFL for a while. Now. It's this is his sixth two team. He was been on the was on the Cardinals the Dolphins the Giants the Detroit Pistons not once but twice he was on the bills and now we're seeing Logan Thomas in Washington and he's really found a home there Logan Thomas is playing very well. He's having a career year and every category where he's got 43 catches for 426 yards five touchdowns. I give out an award every I'm going to get you know, I do the strong opinion Sports Awards and I thought my own NFL awards and one of the awards I'm I think my dad this year is the like newcomer of the year or breakout player or it's a guy who isn't a rookie home. Even even necessarily a star but who in their like second third fourth is randomly out of nowhere had a breakout year and became a great player. The guy who's probably going to win that award is JC Jackson an undrafted player for the patriots who is like second the NFL in interceptions right now. He's playing it's really kind of remarkable. This guy came out of nowhere and having a great year, but thier guy in the running would be a Logan Thomas the guy who I I think it's having a breakout year playing very well and I love watching him. And so I just shout out to Logan Thomas. It's a cool story used them back bought in at tight end playing very well and then another fun kind of storyline going on in, Washington. Is the have a receiver named can since who had one of the best games of his entire NFL career against Pittsburgh last week? We're really he was a backup quarterback at Alabama quarterback. No, sorry backup receiver Alabama was in the rotation very minimally tell his Junior and Senior year even as even his Junior Junior and Senior year and really didn't have a life-saving yards and get like 400 combined receiving yards and two years and on last week against Pittsburgh. He had five catches for 92 yards had a huge one-handed catch. I just think it deserves a little bit of respect and kind of a shout out where it's a testament to Ron Rivera how good he is at getting the most out of his players. I look at Ron Rivera I go man. I'm so impressed with the way he's doing this year. He's a great coach. And again, the reason why Washington has a three-game winning streak right now is because they're not making mental mistakes. They're not beating themselves. They're forcing other teams to play better and beat them and they're not going to beat themselves. I love it. I love what's going on in Washington and deserves a lot of respect. They're playing very very well and it's cool to see I love again. Shout out to Ron Rivera. Shout out to Logan Thomas Alex Smith. Ron Rivera had cancer Alex Smith fought back from that injury. Cam Sims Terry McLaurin. He's like a third-round pick. I mean, this team is full of people who have overcome and have turned themselves into what they are through hard work and grinding and I just think it's very very cool. What's going on in Washington? It deserves a lot of respect. And I've had a blast watching and following and covering Washington this year in 2020. All right, guys, I'm going to take a short break whenever turn we'll talk about Pittsburgh. Talk about Coastal Carolina. Actually, we'll talk about BYU. We'll talk about the Rams Patriots game later will do predictions will do ask Zack at the end of the show. My name is Akshay omlor. I'm going to take a short break. I will be right back. All right, we are back over doing very very, well. I I want to Circle back to something. I kind of talked about to open the show. I was ripping and sharing my heart. I don't really have the heart to make a video just tearing down taysom hill he's a decent quarterback, and I also thought I'm going to keep giving him an opportunity like he it's been three games by the Falcons twice. He put another team some team. That was not very good either and I I'm blanking on that team right now doesn't really matter. I haven't been not impressed with taysom Hill yet this year, but I'm going to keep giving them an opportunity playing the Eagles this week. We'll see how he does there. I guess. I want to see more before I met like the video output up on taysom Hill's. Basically I'm saying he's fine. He's not going to set the world on fire. I think he's more of a backup than a starter. I wouldn't build my franchise around him. But I I maybe I think what I'll do is a film analysis eventually, but right now I don't it feels mean-spirited and I don't have the heart to Make a video like that. I'd feel like I was just staring into the guy and I don't really want to do that. I don't really feel the desire to do that. So just putting that up to the world. That's why I haven't covered taysom Hill song we played last week against Atlanta. I know we had two touchdowns. He finally had his first touchdown pass in the NFL. It's very cool. But I just go I can't I'm hesitant to page him to believe in him and it's not like it's a preconceived notion. It's how he's playing I go he's fine. He's okay. I've learned my lessons about you know, I think arm Talent matters. And right now we're offering a lot of Nick Mullens who is got the ability to run his Nick Mullens, but with the ability to run around, I mean that's kind of like great. He's fine. He's decent. He's nothing terrible. I'm not a lovely guy either way. Let's talk about I want to talk about the Pittsburgh Steelers recently the problem in Pittsburgh with that team has been that they've been dropping passes just been happening a ton recently. They dropped a bunch of passes against the Ravens two weeks ago that part of why they lost to Washington was dropped passes. I believe they depending on like the the numbers on drop-off is our it's not really an official stat. Cuz some are controversial like was that a drop was that a good play but a defense it's kind of it's a weird thing all over the place. But some people will say that according to their own statistics Pittsburgh leads the NFL and drops. I kind of believe that supposedly they have 31 We'll see now. They also recently lost you Washington. The Steelers are 11:00 and 1. And everybody had a weird reaction to that game. I feel like most of the NFL world really celebrated. They were like, yeah. I'm so glad Pittsburgh lost the game and You guys know me. I don't have a favorite team. I really don't care who is I don't have a horse a dog and fight. I don't good or bad. Like I just try to call things. Like I see it may have been calling Pittsburgh the word they've been using is they say the Steelers are frauds. You know, they're frauds. What does that mean? What do you mean the Steelers are Frome? They're a good football team there eleven and one and I it's just weird rhetoric. It's been weird conversation. I get a lot of messages saying they're overrated. They're not as good as they could be there this or that and see what does it mean to call Pittsburgh frauds. Does it mean they're going to lose in the playoffs? I mean, they're they're going to go what 12 and 4:13 and 3 and then they will the lose in the playoffs and then people will say, oh see we told you so the Steelers are terrible and I would say well, I don't know how you look at Pittsburgh and not recognize their talent not recognize their the success. They've had this year. It's incredibly hard to win eleven games in a row in the NFL deserves respect. It deserves admiration. They got a ton of good weapons on offense. They've been dealing with drops understandably. So the name Ray Ray McCloud returning punts. They have who I mean, what was that broadcaster last week? You kept calling him Ray McDonald for like the first quarter was kind of weird. They have Juju Smith Schuster James Washington Chase Pool Eric, Ebron to James Conner. They have Benny Snell. They've gotten I think all they have Deonte Johnson. They've got a lot of really impressive receivers in my opinion better than you realize even deal with drops fine, but they still a good offensive line. They got a great defense like a phenomenally good defense. Maybe maybe the best defense in the NFL. They got a hollow Fame coach and a Hall of Fame quarterback. Don't know how you don't look at Pittsburgh and go that's impressive like not just on paper. They've been doing some good stuff this year playing the I watch their games and I go I'm impressed and people are the the criticism everybody has faith. Pittsburgh has to say that their margin of Victory isn't very impressive. They've barely beat this team and this team and this team and they lost to Washington and I by the way predicted the Washington lost because Washington is very well-coached and Washington does not going to make a mistake. You have to beat them. They're not going to eat themselves and I just saw that coming else. Yeah, I think Washington's Better Than People realize off the Record and they go to a bad football team beat Pittsburgh know a good football team beat Pittsburgh because the team that has to five and seven record and Washington is not the same team. They were at the beginning of the year. They are a better team today than they were weak one Washington's gotten way better zeros going on and I guess it's just weird to me like so in the next couple of games, let's say that the song Lose to Buffalo. They lose to the Colts. They lose to the Browns right three good teams. Probably three playoff teams fine, right they so they lost a washing and three good teams. They're dead. Maybe twelve and four. Let's say they go thirteen and three they beat in Cleveland at the end of the year. Is Pittsburgh a good team or a bad team a good team has a 13-3 record of the team is 11 and one. I don't know how you look at what Pittsburgh is done. Look at the Personnel you look at other than playing and go. Well, there are bad for they're they're overrated. They're not they're not really as good as the wreckage of snow does the reason the records call the record. It's a record of how well they've done their exactly as good as the record shows and I just think people love to watch them. I don't know I think people really are jealous of success or they like to hate on people who do well I don't fully understand it and I think Pittsburgh I bet the city is pretty loud about their success their fans on Twitter or something. I know that their players are very they talk that they chirp a lot, right? But I I mean criticizing the margin of victory for Pittsburgh is a bit weird when Kansas City who's also 11:00 and one barely beat Denver last week. How does Thursday to explain that or what about the fact that it took over time for Kansas City to meet Justin Herbert and the LA Chargers. Who by the way the Chargers got beat by the Patriots 45 520. So my point is NFL math doesn't make sense. You can't go this team beat this team. So that a win is a win in the NFL. It doesn't matter how you win as long as you win and I I just think it's kind of weird people are saying all the Steelers overrated I think part of what an impressive things about Pittsburgh this year. Is they've won in a multitude of different ways whether it be with their defense running the football or throwing the footballer with their offense or with this or that their special teams in one? That's just really they have a talent at every facet of their team. And I I just don't really understand the the hatred or hatreds one thing. It's the the desire to tear down a team. That's clearly a good football team and say see, they're not very good and people are like, I don't know. I don't understand it. I don't I don't understand. I'm just I'm gonna have nothing else to say here other than it makes no sense to me why people are so quick to jump on the hate train and attack the Pittsburgh Steelers now, I want to read a question from the audience and where you can write into the show on page around you go to patreon.com forward slash or Jack has a question about Pittsburgh. He says do you think that the Steelers losing to the Washington football team is a blessing in disguise? Now let's dealers can focus more on winning a championship than going sixteen and no I think that it will be good for the Steelers to relax in the regular season so they can make sure everyone is healthy and ready to go out of the playoffs when the Patriots try to go 16-2 know I think Bill Belichick use all his tricks and the regular season which eventually gave the Giants a lot of film to use against them and it backfired out for the Patriots. The Steelers may have avoided that by losing and so Jack I think that's a good interesting direction to go here. You know one thing it's you got to point out about Pittsburgh is that And I don't know directly about Pittsburgh. Yes. So the Steeler so the Patriots couple of years ago. They did everything they could to beat the Giants and they beat the Giants in week 17 last year in a couple of years ago. Then they played that team against the Superbowl and they lost cuz it already tipped their hand and I don't think that going undefeated or having a great regular-season is as important as winning a Superbowl. I think off the city is kind of an autopilot mode when they're eleven and one it's been an ugly 11 and 1 there's a reason for that you look at I mean remember when the what was that 72 and nine or something about the the the Golden State Warriors went 72 and 70 to 9. I believe something crazy as some crazy record 738 the Warriors had an incredible year whatever else. 82 - 73 and 9. I don't really care doesn't matter the Warriors have this great season and the regular season and then as they got to the finals they lost and the Warriors realized we expended all this energy trying to have a great regular season and we still lost the championship. So I guess my point is to say that teams in the NBA have figured out. It doesn't matter regular season to good enough to get the number one seed or do good enough to get near but don't burn everything rest is important. It's okay to your job is to win a championship not to have a great regular season. And so It is possible that this does bring a sense of relief to Pittsburgh Perfection can be distracting and I just it's possible that losing to wash 11:00 and 1 rather than Twelve and O take some of the pressure off and actually does help Pittsburgh. Just an interesting thought by Jack I like the question and worth taking notes. Okay and drink some water real quick first. I want to give a shout out to Coastal Carolina. They're undefeated. They play Troy today. Let me check the score of the Troy game. I watch the BYU Coastal Carolina game and I just loved I loved the the teal Turf there were these shirts that the Mormons versus mullets. I thought that was really fun. Coastal Carolina beat BYU and they're beating Troy right now. Twenty-One to sixty thousand eight twenty-seven left in the third quarter closer than what I thought Coastal Carolina is just a fun program a program that's hard to hate on. You know, their their mascot is a shell Claire which is a it's like a cunning rooster that wins with this brain. It's a smart rooster basically from some story some like book write a fictional novel or something wrong. I I got to say also really like the the the triple-option offense. It's kind of a hybrid like a spread triple-option offense. And I think actually when you play BYU with no preparation, by the way the team with the triple-option offense that runs the ball really well probably has the advantage that definitely helped them beat BYU and the whole game in general felt like a celebration of this fun Coastal Carolina program. I really liked them. I thought the this whole year for Coastal Carolina, they're undefeated. We'll see if they beat Troy. They're they're fun. They're exciting. They are they're 15 minutes from the beach this whole year has been a great recruiting tool to say hey went out front of the beach want to win games when we're black jerseys planned tealtor.com play for the Coastal Carolina chanticleers. And I I never thought that would ever say the word chanticleer. I never heard of it before watching that game. And I thought that man getting to have comb Carolina in the the national Spotlight for a day. They played last week in h BYU. That's awesome. That's fun. And I just want to give them a shout out. I probably won't do a break out for them. They got a freshman quarterback Grace and McCall who I really like. He's more of a runner than a distributor got a question on patreon about it. I'm not going to read it. I think I deleted it by accident just being off but I just shout out to Coastal Carolina. There are fun programmes. They were injured interesting program. I'm probably not going to make a break out for this but for listen to the podcast, I just what a fun little college program. I like them. I I really was endeared to them watching them play BYU. I liked what they got going on down in South Carolina. now I believe that BYU quarterback. Zach Wilson is going to be the most successful quarterback from the 2021 NFL draft class. I mean like so from that Dragon to have Trevor Lawrence will have Kyle Trask we'll have we'll have Justin fields and I think as we watch Justin Fields go probably to the Jaguars number two, and we see trash go to the Jets. Number one. It's going to be really easy to go. What do you mean during the most successful not saying the best quarterback and that's even that's debatable. But the reason why am I believe Zach Wilson would be the most successful quarterback in the NFL overall from this 2021 NFL draft is because number one, he's very talented and I think in a normal year off Zach Wilson might even be the number one quarterback on the board. I mean, he's got Justin fields in Trevor Lawrence ahead of them have been hyped forever who people really love and tackles kind of lay down to the block. He plays for BYU a smaller program. But a normal year without Trevor Lawrence and without Justin Fields, Zach Wilson likely would be the number one quarterback taken in the NFL. So he's talented enough to be the best quarterback in the draft. Even if he's not and then he loves football number two. I mean, I've heard from multiple people now that Zach Wilson say football nerd who watches film and loves it. And what he loves to do is take you watch Drew Brees Aaron Rodgers or Patrick Mahomes or Tom Brady and pick apart their game and try to take the good parts of everything that he sees on film. He's a nerd he loves football. He's passionate about the game. So what I've heard from people, I believe that when I watch them play and I really like what's that golson's doing he's talented. He works already loves the game and the number three as Zach Wilson. Will fall down to the draft. I mean, we'll see if Kyle Trask gets drafted ahead of him. We'll see what happens there. I think that Zach Wilson should be the number three quarterback drafted in the NFL draft. If you can follow to a team like the San Francisco 49ers or the Patriots or somebody trades up for him. My point is that Zach Willis is going to go to a better team than Trevor Lawrence or Justin Fields. Justin Fields is going to go to the Jaguars Trevor Lawrence is got a hopeless career ahead of him trying to turn the Jets around. I hope he does. I like Trevor Lawrence, but as he falls in the draft, he's going to be dropping to a better and better team and then you have a mix of a very talented player who could have been the number one quarterback drafted who loves football on a good team. All of that combined is going to make Zach Willis and most likely the most successful quarterback in the 2021 NFL draft very similar actually to Joe Allen Josh Allen member him. He was not the first quarterback taken in the NFL draft in 2018, Sam. Darnold take ahead of him Baker Mayfield was taken ahead of him. But Josh Allen went to the Buffalo Bills where he had good support around him was very talented got better. I think that it's a similar situation here where sack Wilson's go into a good team. That's going to want him. It's got a like him going to have better players around him to support him. Oh, yeah, by the way, Jack Wilson worked really hard those football and he's very talented already. That's a recipe for success in the NFL if you ask me. Now last week BYU lost to Coastal Carolina The Place San Diego State tonight. BYU is 9 in one and I got to say I really respected that BYU. Made the Coastal Carolina game happened. They drove out late. They got their equipment. They're barely in time. They played a game basically on no notice and I walked away going, you know, what respect for taking the game. I think we learned a lot about BYU as a program in 2020 from that game will talk about that in a minute, but I just gotta say it was gutsy to make the game happen and it's also kind of weird people have a nice size exact Wilson for having you not as best game of the year against Coastal Carolina. Do you understand how hard it is to play a game with no preparation. It's like basically going to a high school football Jamboree where you don't know the team there from like some other state you've never heard of nearly for example, we would play when I played High School football years ago. We would go to the Oregon State football camp and our team would be playing teams from like Southern Oregon and Idaho and like we've never heard of this random School in Idaho, but we're going to play them in the scrimmage with no film study and just go off what we know and what time Over three were to throw, you know, we'll take the flat against Cover 3 just doing what we do but not necessarily having enough time to prepare a whole game plan for the game that felt very similar watching Zach Wilson play against Coastal Carolina due to the best they can they probably Cobble together some kind of game plan late and when you don't have preparation, it's hard to get ready for a game. Obviously. I mean even at the NFL you have Thursday night football, but at least you know, the games coming up you feel your schedule you play Sunday and then you play again on Thursday what you have weeks of notice. So people a team of people that do film study can get you a game plan and get some stuff prepared and some notes prepared and to the quarterback come Monday after the game on Sundays like hey, here's you're not coming Thursday night game. He's everything prepared for you ready to go. Zach Wilson had none of that against Coastal Carolina. That hurts him for sure. now Coastal Carolina did expose BYU and really what happened was this game was dominated up front by Coastal Carolina. People are moved on the national headlines. Don't care about Coastal versus BYU, but I do because everyone's going to say be why you got screwed over they should have had a better opportunity getting the college football playoff this and that what we learn from the BYU Coastal kind of game. Is that be why you never should have been in the conversation for the college football playoff from the beginning? They got dominated up front by Coastal Carolina birth and 1/4 down 33 whatever Costa was running all over BYU dominating in the trenches. Oh, yeah, by the way, say my defense BYU was given a ton of pressure inside that a hard time blocking for Zach Wilson against Coastal Carolina, and if you get dominated by Coastal Carolina on the offensive and defensive line, You have no chance competing against Alabama or Ohio State or Clemson or Florida? And so I I think the world should be very glad that we saw BYU lose the Coastal Carolina and the fact whether they want or not. We saw them play that game and the game whether BYU won or lost that game last Saturday we saw what brought you is like. Oh, they're not that great upfront. They're not good enough to compete with the team like Alabama or what? We we knew that like if you're not a BYU fan you already knew that but big fans that were like our team is falafel like I'm excited for you and I know you went to that school you pay the money every year. So you donate to their of course, you're going to be very biased in favor of your own former College. But the game against Coastal confirmed that BYU had no place in the college football playoffs competitively. They they might be a decent brand their faith-based loves them. But they are not a strong enough football team to compete with the best of the best in college football. And so I I would say Coastal Carolina. Thank you very much for making it clear. They beat them so that the argument was over before it even began. But even if BYU had beaten Coastal Carolina, I would walked away saying oh, yeah, by the way, do you see how much be where you got domination third and one or how much pressure was on sack Wilson? Yeah, watch them play. Alabama would have been even worse. So thank you to Coastal Carolina for making it very very clear about BYU. The Rams beat the page where it's 24 to 3 on Thursday Night Football kind of a boring game. Honestly. I I watched the game I was like is this ever going to get better? I'm bored. I'm not having a good time. I the Patriots are struggling there six and seven. I would not blame the Patriots problems on Cam Newton. Remember this is a team with basically no offensive weapons and Tom Brady couldn't win with that roster. So Cam Newton really didn't have a chance in New England from the beginning. Number do the Rams are 9:00. And for the Rams are a team with you had two convincing wins in a row to beat the Cardinals not to beat the Patriots. They're on the ball very well. The Rams played great defense and what I'm seeing from, LA. Is that the rams look hungry to get back where they remember they lost the Super Bowl two years ago to the Patriots and they had a year kind of a a survival year where every every time you lose the Superbowl. You have a year off where you kind of that the year hangover the Super Bowl hangover. Now the Superbowl hangover came and went the Rams are here again. There are nine and four. They got a great defense when Jared Goff play as well. He's phenomenal and my problem with Jared Goff is he's not consistent enough, but I will say that my dream NFC Championship right now in the NFL. I want to see the the Packers play the song. I want to see Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay against Sean McVay and Jared Goff and that fun running game and the Rams. I really think Rams Packers would be a lot of fun in the NFC championship and Probably the Saints will get there. I think no matter what happens the team from the AFC is most likely to win the Superbowl if it's not the pack, it's probably the Packers or the AFC in my opinion. But I I really think that the Rams are have been playing very impressive football. They deserve respect and I want to see them get to the NFC Championship Game want to see Packers vs Rams for the title of the NFC off to get into the Super Bowl be really really fun and I walked away very impressed with the Rams on Thursday. All right. I'm going to take a short break when I returned will do some NFL predictions for week. 14 will answer some ask that questions. I am very excited. I think that this week week 14 wage is going to be a phenomenal week of football. I think that there's four games in particular where I go. Okay, that's going to be fun gotta be interesting and very exciting. My name is Akshay omlor. I'm going to take a break whenever turned NFL predictions are ahead. Oh, right. We are back. Hope we're doing very very well. I am so excited for this weekend. It's going to be phenomenal NFL Week 14 is here and we got some good football head this weekend. It's going to be great. I want to do some predictions. I want to start with what I would believe our before best games of this upcoming weekend number one. I believe the Steelers Bills game might be the very best game will see all weekend to playoff teams. I really like Buffalo here. It's a home game for them at Orchard Park, but I'm picking the Steelers to win. The bills weakness is their run defense and that makes me concerned for this game, but there are a couple of fun things to watch your number when you have Big Bend against Josh who I think I think they're playing style is very very similar. I have said before that. I think that Josh Allen is kind of a younger version of Big Ben. I mean the way they the way they avoid sacks, they throw people off of them. They're these big hulking players who got incredibly strong arms. And as time has gone on Big Ben got more accurate and got more precise and so as Josh and his NFL career And so I think the other thing to watch really is that does Pittsburgh catch the ball. I mean, how does Pittsburgh handle the cold? I think supposed to be like 48 degrees not a terrible weather day and age Pittsburgh has been really struggling to draw passes recently had a bunch of drops against Baltimore a bunch of drops against Washington and they're not going to be able to survive drops against Buffalo this weekend. They have to catch it if they want to win and they have a lot of draw paths that could cost them the game against the Buffalo Bills game number to Monday Night Football the Browns and the Ravens home. I am hoping that this will be a great game. It should be any time the Browns and Ravens play. I guess really not that's not true. But anytime you have a divisional game with teams that know each other very often. I would hope it's interesting and I'm really praying. I mean, these are two quarterbacks Lamar Jackson and Baker Mayfield. They were drafted in the 2018 NFL draft and really I mean, I've been I've been really ranting and raving about wage. Good, the Browns have been this year recently. This is a prove-it game for them if they are really as good as their record shows. They're what they're eight and three they're doing very well. I guess are nine. And three of them is very very well. The Browns hath is shell progress and do very very well against Baltimore this weekend and they have to win this game. These are two very similar teams. They both run the ball very, well. What I think is interesting about the Ravens is that when you watch them they're in the shotgun a lot watched how they use play-action from the shotgun. I think they're the best team using hard play-action fakes to sell the run and get people open downfield long as the Ravens use play-action from the shotgun because I think better than any other team in the NFL should be fun to watch and I I really am excited for this Browns Ravens game. I hope it's good. Hope it's competitive and interesting and even I'm picking the Browns to win they should win this game. But again, all I really want is a fun interesting competitive game that comes down to the final moments. That'll make me very very happy. Number three Washington against the 49ers. This is Alex Smith against his old team. The 49ers feels like a good matchup. You have the beat up 49ers team should say a rising Washington team was very well-coached again. These are too well-coached football teams. Washington is very very disciplined. They're on a three-game winning streak Washington will not beat themselves. They will force you to beat them. They're not going to make mistakes that's going to cost them the game and I simply believe and hope this will be a very close and interesting game. I really bought my prediction here is that it's going to be closed fun and interesting to watch if it's not a close game then I will be wrong about this prediction. All I'm predicting here is it'll be closed fun and interesting number for them. Colts and Raiders, I'm thinking the Colts to beat Vegas this weekend should be a good one. If the Raiders want to win they have to force the Colts quarterback Philip Rivers in to make a key mistake or two a pick-six or bad interception. My fear though is that the Raiders are going to struggle to run the ball. This Cold's defense is really really good up front. They got divorced near back in their line-up their front seven is awesome. And so this will be a gritty tough hard-fought game two teams that run the ball. They love to run the ball. They run the ball very well and it could go either way. Maybe the player watch is Henry rugg's the rookie receiver with the Raiders. Can he make a gigantic play that I mean, he had the game-winning touchdown last weekend against the Jets. Can you do another place like that where he's so quick and so fast and they run and vertical all the time. I'm curious if Henry drugs can make a big play in this game, but I'm picking the Colts doing they're also they're way more consistent the Colts have been dead. More consistent than the Raiders have been very up-and-down this year and picking the Colts to beat the Raiders Jets at Seattle. I I'll be honest. I don't have the guts to be picked the Jets to beat the Box in this game. But man if any team was ever going to blow a game to the Jets. It would be Seattle. They would do it and the Seahawks should win this game know the better team, of course. I'm going to pick them to win but the Jets are getting better. They almost beat the Raiders last week and I watch that game and it wasn't like the Raiders were terrible. I mean, I really thought that the Jets were just competing and fighting hard and it off hundred yards rushing against Vegas last week. And so I don't really trust Seattle the Jets are trending up surprisingly shockingly. Now, the the best storyline here really is that Seattle safety? Jamal Adams is playing his old team the Jets and I would love to see Jamal Adams have a monster de to sax a fumble recovery an interception something like that. I want to watch Jamal Adams go off and have a really bad game against the Jets this weekend show. Hey, remember when you didn't want me to trade me away that was a mistake. And so I want to see them all out and have a great day. I'm picking the Seahawks but man it does feel like any team is going to blow him to the Jets. It would be this very uneven very inconsistent Seattle Team. Texans Bears, I'm picking the Texans to win the Bears were solid last week trubisky was fine, but I want to remind you guys about the 2017 NFL draft. This is a walk-in where Chicago drafted North Carolina quarterback Mitchell trubisky instead of Clemson quarterback DeShaun Watson, and I believe in this game to Sean Watson. Now with Texans quarterback is going to show Chicago why that was a very very bad decision a couple of years ago in the NFL draft. You should have taken the Sean Watson and I think the Sean Watson's going to show that off on Sunday. Cowboys Bengals, both teams are terrible. I think the Cowboys have more Talent than Cincinnati. I don't really want I'll watch this game at some point. I watch every game every week, but I I don't want to watch the game but I will say it's Andy Dalton against his old team that'll be fun. It'll be interesting. And so I'm picking the Cowboys to win against Andy Dalton's old team. That should be a fun interesting storyline a cowboy should win on Sunday Cardinals Giants. It's a tough one the Giants they've improved every week this East this season the Giants are getting better and better and better and it's tough the Giants win four games straight. So I'm having a hard time betting against the New York Giants this week. I really I like them. I like Joe judge. I'll even admit I am rooting for the Giants in this game. And even though the Giants are playing at home. I'm picking the Cardinals to win this game. I can't I can't bring myself. I mean the Cardinals have they're getting Larry Fitzgerald back at Kia receiver who's a veteran presence. They're getting they have Kyler Murray a great quarterback. I can't pick the Cardinals to lose this game. I just feel like I think the Cardinals are better but I am torn up. I'm very very conflicted. I'm rooting for the Giants. I would be very happy to see the Giants beat the Cardinals on Sunday picking the Cardinals to win, but I feel really conflicted and torn up about it. It's a cold game. It's in New York home game for the Giants walking the Cardinals. I'm not very confident about the the Cardinals should win they're a better team, but we'll see if they do that on Sunday. Vikings Bengals Bengals Vikings Buccaneers, excuse me, if I Kings Buccaneers, this is a must-win game for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They're seven and five months and they need to win to stay in the playoff hunt. Now the Vikings are very well-coached on defense Mike Zimmer. Their head coach is a defensive mind that I love and I would hate to play against Mike Zimmer terrifying. He's really smart. He disguises coverage as he runs good blitzes. He calls whatever he wants whatever covers he feels like he's going to work on that scenario wage. They run a lot of different stuff in Minnesota. This will be a very good game. It will be it's going to happen and it could be a really close tough game for the Buccaneers where I think that Tom Brady could have a long time against this Vikings defense. Unfortunately, I I'm picking the Buccaneers to win an ugly game, but I'm picking the Buccaneers because of their defects. Playing Kirk Cousins to I will say Kirk has played very well. I would not be shocked to Minnesota won this game. I think the Buccaneers have to and I'm picking the Buccaneers to win this game, but and I think Tampa wage because of their defense their defense can make some plays and I think Kirk's streak of not having an interception a while my end on Sunday Me Kirk Cousins always played very well recently. I I think Tampa wins again because of their defense but not because of Tom Brady. I'm torn I'm going to be closed and interesting, but I'm picking the Buccaneers to beat the Vikings on Sunday. Broncos Panthers both teams are four and eight point blank. I believe the Panthers are just a better team despite the record Being the same. Both teams are banged up. I don't want to ask really ask yourself this month in a close game. Which quarterback do you trust to win at? The end Drew lock has got you know more interceptions than touchdowns or Teddy Bridgewater. I trust Teddy Bridgewater. I think the Panthers are going to win this game. I think it's interesting though. The Broncos have been getting steadily. More coherent every week and I I don't know. I'm excited to watch this one because I want to see how Denver does they just had a really close game. They almost beat Kansas City last week. They are trending upward wage. I think that Caroline has been solid all year. So it should be an interesting test for the Broncos. I want to say I drew lock plays and I'm picking the Panthers to win should be interesting. I'm definitely going to watch it off and I want to see what happens. Titans Jaguars and picking the Titans to win they should win Derrick Henry. They're running back should have a big day and a tendency wins this game. They're going to be 9 and 4. That's a big deal. It's impressive. Now. The bad news is that Tennessee cannot generate much of a pass rush at all. Their pass rush has been really ineffective than Jadeveon Clowney their defense event that guy they signed hoping you would have a big impact. He got hurt and that makes me even more nervous and so we'll see here how the Jaguars quarterback Mike Glennon does. I think you could have a good day. I think a Jaguar still are going to win but we'll see what happens. I think so, excuse me. I think the Titans are still going to win but we'll see if the Jaguars can challenge the Titans and make it interesting either way. Now Packers Lions, I would be shocked at the Lions beat the Packers this weekend, Aaron Rodgers playing like the NFL MVP. I believe he's going to keep things wrong. I think the Packers beat Detroit in Detroit on Sunday Falcons Chargers. Is it bad that I don't care about this game. I the Falcons are four and eight the LA Chargers are three and nine. I like Justin Herbert. So I'll pick the Chargers to win the game. I guess. It's a it's a weird one for me. It's a rare that I look at a game and just I don't care at all. And I I look at this game. Like even the the Cowboys Bengals game. I went. Oh, I'm excited to watch how Andy Dalton does against his old team this game. Just I didn't have anything emotionally. I didn't feel anything I go. I don't I don't care and I'm not interested. I it's very interesting to me. I just I don't know. I think that we'll see how Raheem Morris does. He's done fairly interesting lie. Well as the Falcons interim head coach, I don't know that it's done. He's done. Well enough to keep his job on the year is over, but we'll find out. I know that if Raheem Morris wants to keep his job as the head coach of the Falcons. He's going to have to win this game. The Charger just got crushed by the Patriots 45 to nothing last week. They need to respond with a positive performance this week and then we'll see what happens. I'm I don't I'm sure that fans of the Falcons and charges are interested. I think otherwise people are going I don't really want to watch a game. I don't really care about that game. We'll see Justin Herbert. I hope Justin does very very well Chiefs and dolphins. I'm picking Kansas City Patrick Mahomes against the Miami defense can be really fun really interesting. Miami's got some odd corners and they're doing some good stuff and I like to uh, I think too is I some sort a lot of timing routes. He's been throwing a lot of quit game. He's been very fine. He's kind of a distributor. He's been very Like I'll be honest comparing Justin Herbert 222 has been underwhelming if you compare those two mean Justin has been way more capable. He's done more physically and I believe that Miami's offense. I know I'm bouncing around. I just too has been like very fine. And I I don't know that Miami's offense can't compete with Kansas City and so case he's gained like 28 17 or 28 to what's a touchdown and three field goals. I don't think Kansas City loses this game. Even if their defense does. Well, I don't I don't know. We'll see. I just I don't I don't have a lot of faith in Miami in this game, but I think they'll fight harder to make it interesting. Saints and Eagles I'm picking New Orleans to win this game, but it should be fun for a couple of reasons. It's Jalen hurts first ever start in the NFL. That'll be awesome. And then it's Jalen hurts against a sandhill crane interesting quarterback. So I personally cannot wait to get my hands on film from this game. I've been waiting for Taste and held to impress me kind of waiting and waiting and taysom Hill hasn't really grabbed my attention and pressed me. It's been very decent no more. No less. He's been very quick. I think to check down quicker than I think you should have been has been a couple of times where he's at Guys open downfield and it's checked it down instead of pulling the trigger. That's kind of weird for me. I think he's really kind of more like more of a back of his Nick Mullens with the ability to run more than taysom Hill has a franchise quarterback. I'm not impressed. But hey, we'll see. I'm waiting. I'm waiting for days until they impressed me and he might do it this week. Certainly the Saints should win this game. The Eagles are not very good and dead. On hurts. I can't wait to see how he does because Jalen hurts really just needs to make good decisions and not have any crippling mistakes. I mean New Orleans is a better team and should win but can Jalen hurts to be smart with the football even if he's losing I don't care if you're losing the game make good decisions the downfall of Carson Wentz was that he tried to play Hero ball and he made things worse by making mistakes. Can Jalen hurts avoid that if things are going poorly they're losing just hey make the right decision with the ball. Take care of the ball do the right thing. Don't try to make some crazy play that isn't there or throw the ball away when it's time to throw the ball away, you know, check it down. You need to beat the blitz with the do the little things right? I want to see if Jalen hurts can do the little things right and simply run the Eagles offense better off Carson Wentz has all year. And so I'm picking Orleans to win, but I really personally cannot wait to watch. Jalen hurts play in NFL Week 14 All right, guys, before we go. Let's do some ask Zach questions questions from the audience to my favorite part of the show in case you don't know how it works you go to patreon.com forward slash Zach Shalom give a dollar a month literally a dollar month. You can't get more if you want to please do it really helps pay my rent. But a dollar a month gives you access to submit questions on patreon. And if you submit a question on patreon, I do not guarantee to answer on the show. But I do guarantee you look at every single question and message and everything. I get with my eyeballs and I picked the top couple I try to read them at the end of every show and again a dollar a month. That's $12 a year. If you can support me on patreon it mean a big deal to me. It would really help the show. And the first question today is from Jeremy. Jeremy says hey Zach. Hope you're doing well in this crazy year. I am now more than ever reminded of the relief and happiness Sports can bring in the midst of all the weird stuff going on in a particular. I had a moment of realization of that while watching the highlights of the Cardinals last game. I got just irrationally happy whenever Larry Fitzgerald caught the ball not even a cards fan, but seeing this ledge and sticking it just let me up like crazy. So my question is are there any particular moments or details in this game that give you this immediate sensation of Joy when they happen during a game keep it up man Germany from Jeremy thinking he's Jeremy from Germany. So are there any moments from football that just give me great joy First of all, I guess I got to say like it's been a weird hard year. I remember when there was no sports for a little while. I was devastated. First of all financially I needed I need Sports to happen. It's my job to cover them also with my sense of escape and my way to get away from The problems of the world and so when when there are no Sports, I have a really hard time. My probably my favorite thing in football. I love when young quarterbacks do well like I watching Justin Herbert dual an awesome watching Jalen hurts too. Well, I hope is going to be really fun this weekend. But even just young guys in general watching people who I mean you you gotta understand that sports are a dream for so many people so my my favorite moments in any sports are for example Sergio Perez one in F1 Grand Prix last weekend the secure Grand Prix dead. He's the first Mexican to win an F1 race in like fifty years and Sergio Perez group his whole life racing and hoping and dreaming of winning an F1 race and he did on Sunday Monday and he raced for a long time for D. Team force India who was not very good and he never left that team and that team got better and better around him and he won a race in his last ever season with this, too. It's unbelievable. I mean when I thought about it that way made me want to cry and so when I look at guys like cam Sims had a great week against the Steelers for the Washington football team this past weekend 5 a.m. At 492 yards. That is so cool. Like he realized his dream. He did very well and when I see guys succeed in the NFL who are maybe not big named Logan Thomas the tight end for Washington or a really a guy who's become a star JC Jackson an undrafted player who's done very very well with the page this year like one of the top one of the top leaders in interceptions this year in the NFL or DeAndre Johnson who's worked really hard and kind of broken onto the scene this year from Pittsburgh. I like watching young guys break onto the scene. It's probably my favorite like story line wise is one of my favorite most compelling things to cover is just like when you watch a guy who's been together for a year or two and finally pops. Oh, that's awesome makes me off. Happy Daniel written see I can pull it up. Daniel says. Hey Zach, love the show. Do you still feel like giving up on Daniel Jones? Yeah, I I want to clarify though. I think people are misunderstanding when I say I'm Giving Up on Daniel Jones. Here's what that means. I don't believe in him. I don't think he's the answer long-term. I think his to physically limited I think is awareness in the pockets of gigantic problem. He's got too many turnovers. So when you asked me about a pick a side, do you think Daniel Jones is going to work or not? I say no. I don't think it is doesn't mean I hate the guy doesn't mean I don't want to see Daniel Jones. Well, I would I want Daniel Jones to prove me wrong that topic is a prediction me saying I don't like I actually don't gain anything from saying Daniel Jones is going to succeed because if I am right to like a few years from now Daniel Jones fails, and I I approved to be right no one's ever thought. Hey great job Zaki you really you were totally right about Daniel Jones. So honestly, all that prediction does is get me hate and anger for two years while people are furiously mad at me. So I don't I don't believe Daniel Jones answer long term, but I hope I'm wrong. I like Daniel Jones nothing against him. I it'd be certainly very convenient for the Giants if he was the right guy and time will tell Tyler writes in says Arts Manning this time maybe scientists. So this guy's been writing in about Arch Manning the the nephew of Peyton Manning the son of Cooper Manning the older brother lived for a long time. He plays High School the old high school Newman High School. I believe in Louisiana where Peyton and Eli and Cooper all played. Here's why I haven't covered Arch Manning at all and and continue will continue to not cover Arch Manning. He's sixteen years old like he's a kid. He's in high school when Archie Manning gets the college football and breaks onto the national scene. Yeah, I'll cover it'll be interesting. It'll be fun but it's a kid. I'm not going to cover kids. It's kind of weird and I'm good. I I want to let kids be kids and when he gets to college, then we can talk about Arts painting until then. I keep getting it's not just kylo. It's like literally so many people have asked me talk about Arts painting talk about Arch man and talk about Arts management. I just yeah, it's a nephew Peyton Manning. He looks fine and we'll see how he does in yet and in college football until then not going to talk about him. Kristen writes in and that'll that'll be it. That's all I'm ever going to say about our commanding like literally until until more news happens and it's more noteworthy. That's all you're ever going to get. Tristan says he's got a lot to say first of all, he writes a very heartfelt message. I'm going to read it on the show. He says Zack just have to tell you how much your show has meant to me this year your passion intelligence humility sense of humor and your openness with your audience has been such a breath of fresh air. I truly do love the podcast and appreciate you greatly. Thank you Christin. Thank you so much. He continues by saying you also make me feel a whole lot smarter when it comes to the game of football and it's all specifically if you like I made some great strides in terms of analyzing the game because your podcast and that has been very rewarding for me personally cannot thank you enough man. Took. I'm so glad you wrote in. I'm glad you're here. I appreciate you listening to the show. Here's question trip Christians. Here's Tristan's question for the show. He says, I am very curious to know your thoughts on my question. How do you feel about movie studios planning to release films digitally shifting further away from theatrical releases. How do you feel about digital vs. Seeing the film on the big screen? I am personally a big screen purists. I'm nervous at covid-19. Look, it has really I mean I the state of movie theaters is really sad and disappointing right now. I I win saw tenant the last movie I saw in theatres was tenant the name Christopher Nolan film. It's phenomenal and I we sat social distance apart when the movies over people came and cleaned the seats. I don't know why we can't do that. I don't know why theaters need to be closed. Can you just do it with social distancing and with spring them down afterwards. It seems like that's a viable solution but I I will say so I there is some magic to watching a movie on the big screen. It's amazing and I I see every movie I can that way and I know it's weird. I just I see almost every movie that comes out in theaters cuz I just I love I love I love movies. I watch even bad movies in theaters cuz I don't care. I just love. I love movies and I love movie theaters. So I'm one of those Nerds II. however I got to be honest. I I love watching stuff at home. I mean, I I love being home and maybe what I'll do is get a giant projector and then I can watch movies on a projected wall so I can get the big screen effect, but I I don't really have any desire to Go out. I don't have a desire like I'm a huge introvert anyway, and then covid-19 it like oh you have an excuse to never leave your house and like I've never leaving. I'm good. I am never ever going anywhere else. Then. I watched a concert this week. My favorite artist is named. Jon Bellion. Jon Bellion is my favorite musician of all time ever. No one came close. He's amazing. He did a concert and I I felt good giving him my money cuz I knew would be quality and not like him and he's giving the money to the people. He's performing this so they can take care of their families during covid-19. Concert I've ever been to and maybe go I want to go to Every concert this way. And so the minute movie start coming out day-and-date digital. I'm going to watch every movie at home. I will I am I went theaters are open again. I'm sure like, I love to see a quiet place 2 in theaters, but if a quiet place to comes out digital, I'm just gotta watch it at home happily. Like I'll pay thirty bucks cuz it's still cheaper to go to a movie theater. That's good for me. So I I don't know man. I there's something about watching stuff at your house, but your drinks and your drugs and your food and just hanging out doing that way. There was something really special and amazing about that. That's what I am torn but I very much lean, I'm cool doing it at home forever. I I in charge me a lot of money like charge me more than you would in a theater because I can invite all my friends and family. I won't cuz I but I could if I wanted to but I won't ever charged bring my friends and family over here cuz I I like my house. I'm a home birth. I'm an introvert me and my girlfriend are both very quiet nerdy people who are very happy. Just being left alone and doing our thing. And so yeah, I'd be I'd be happy if I never had to leave my house for a concert a movie every I'm sure we'll I mean there's something about there is a Irreplaceable experience of being I go into a Khalid concert one time on the floor, and it's just the music so loud and the crowds there and I mean, I just hate the people part if I could have the loud music and Khalid live be honest. I don't need all these other people around me dancing or movie theaters when I watch at home I can pause it off. I don't need to worry about kids crying. I don't need to worry about missing anything going to the bathroom. I don't need to worry about annoying people around me talking or opening their stupid candy or whatever my problem with that stuff. I don't like people so Monday, I'm ranting now. I love you guys so much. I appreciate you. F1 tomorrow I'm going to do what's on tonight. The the Miami game was today or watch that. I'm excited for this next coming week with strong opinion Sports. 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#303 Joe Burrows OLine, The Cowboys Defense, Carson Wentz Failures & Benching Daniel Jones

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32:32 min | 6 months ago

#303 Joe Burrows OLine, The Cowboys Defense, Carson Wentz Failures & Benching Daniel Jones

"Oh my goodness. Good morning. Good afternoon. Whatever it is for you. I hope you're having a fantastic day. My name is action alert. This is strong opinion Sports episode 303. I hope you're doing very well. It's early on a Saturday morning in November. The leaves outside are you know, really there in the middle of changing color? They're bright red right now very very beautiful. I was not you talked to somebody this morning who lives in Florida and they saw my picture of the leaves on my Instagram story and oh like that's what it looks like when you have a season. I can't believe that you know, I guess I didn't I never thought about this but in South Florida, there just isn't really much of a seasonal change with the leaves and the colors and interesting to me now. In today's episode. Obviously, we're going to start with the 49ers and the Packers. That's the the first game that happened in the NFL week 9 but then I want to turn back the clock and go back to NFL Week 8 cuz they're still some things. I want to talk about. We learned from week eight last week. We'll talk about how Joe burrow the Bengals quarterback really helps as offensive line. We'll talk about the key to stopping the Tennessee Titans on offense the problem with the Cowboys defense some lessons that you can learn from Carson Wentz the Eagles quarterbacks failures, and then we'll end the show with a I think a good topic about why I would not been charged the Giants quarterback Daniel Jones, but of course as I said earlier will start today with this on Thursday Night Football the Green Bay Packers beat the San Francisco 49ers 34 to 17 month. The Packers are now six and two after the win the Forty Niners are now four and five. This was a dominating Wind by the Green Bay Packers now. Yeah, the Packers played very very well. But also the Forty Niners are just in real life really bad shape. They're missing so many players at this point. Yeah, here's a list of some guys that are out. I'm not going to list them all. I know there's more I'm forgetting but between The quarterback a little bit important Jimmy Garoppolo is on the injury injured reserve with a high ankle. Sprain George Kittle the I would call them the best tight end in football has a fractured foot. He's on the IR three running backs where he most Jeff Wilson jr. And Tevin Coleman, they're all out and injured and so you're missing three running backs three receivers a tight. You're starting quarterback your left tackle a couple other players on defense. I'm probably I know I must be forgetting somebody. But I think the 49ers have a very very solid backup quarterback Nick Mullens. I would say he's in the conversation as maybe the best back up in the entire NFL I would not need a starting quarterback ever at any point in his career. But that was a team that had a quarterback. I liked one of my first phone calls would be. Hey, let's get Nick Mullens in the building cuz he can run our offense well enough and do well for a couple of games for guys hurt and keep our seasonal live in a situation like that and I am not kidding the 49ers quarterback. Nick Mullens was literally throwing to a guy I had never heard of Rick James James, I guess at a Middle Tennessee State, I believe I think I'm getting that right. He's a former seventh-round pick nine catches a hundred eighty four yards and a touchdown. I mean, I know the name now good for him. But that's how far we've come with the 49ers is I just feel bad for Nick Mullens because colvin's screwed up their entire game plan. They missed two receivers were just dead. Kendrick Bourne and Brandon are you they found out right before the game started? Hey, by the way, I could day before a day earlier. Hey, by the way, they're not going to play. So you gotta scrap everything you have planned and you know create a whole new game plan. And Nick Mullens had tier two and two turnovers can't even say turnovers where he hit as he threw. I just felt bad for the guy on 1/3 and 16 got hit trying to throw to a check down. Probably just take the sack. The ball got popped up in the air and intercepted later. He was hit as he tried to throw and he fumbled so again, I the word I keep saying this but I feel so bad for the 49ers am interested in their season. It's been totally nerfed by injuries and Twenty-five. He was twenty-five or Thirty One passing had 305 yards for touchdowns 0 interceptions. He literally only had one incomplete pass in the entire second half and that was actually a throw we're down the pressure. He was extending a play. He just threw it out of bounds away to avoid taking a sack of an Aaron Rodgers was ethereal in this game. He was phenomenal. But there was a moment on a third-and-short. We're Marquez valdes-scantling had when I would call a bad drop. He's wide open. You gotta catch that pass and Aaron Rodgers gave Marquez valdes-scantling that Aaron Rodgers glare the death stare and I hate that crap. I really really hate. It's something we've seen often from Aaron Rodgers where when a receiver screws up he gives them that death glare and I think that the way Aaron Rodgers handles and reacts to Mistakes by his teammates is totally inappropriate and very very unhelpful for his team. He was a very similar moment in the steelers-ravens game in week 8 where a Steelers receiver had a bad drop. I think it was on a key third-down as well. And the Steelers quarterback Big Ben was totally encouraging and kind said hey, the Clapping clapping the hands kind of smiling. Okay, let's go you got this and that's a much better way to put a handle a moment where somebody on your team screws up. Now look again third and five your wide open one hundred percent. That's a pass that needs to be cut. But the passive-aggressive glare that's not a good look and that's not a good way to handle that situation. And it feels like everybody kind of gives Aaron Rodgers a pass for that. You just treated like Wisconsin's Lord and say you're like, oh the mighty Aaron Rodgers and he's won a Superbowl. He's been an MVP he deserves a lot of respect he gets but the glare and the attitude behind it off creates a bad environment. I just if I could ever ask Aaron Rodgers anything I'd ask him about the way that he glares at receivers. You know, I would ask him why he thinks that's okay to do that. I wouldn't just be as you know, all buddy-buddy with Aaron Rodgers. I would really challenge him dude what is going on in those moments? And I guess maybe maybe challenging him as a wrong approach, you know, Erin would probably say well he needs to catch that ball and he would be right, of course, you know, that's true and you're not wrong your receiver on 3rd and five wide open It's gotta catch that passed but in the big picture, I guess isn't it better if receivers want to catch the ball because they like you may not because they're afraid of you. I just think the death glare is never a good idea and Aaron Rodgers and my opinion as a wrong approach. So I guess I wouldn't challenge him but maybe I would you know, cuz I think challenging him would make him just defensive and put his guard up and maybe even an interview but I thought you'd be all mad. But instead I would try to explain that. I think there's a better way. He probably still wouldn't like that either but you could at least try on your end to communicate in a way that doesn't make him immediately shut down, but I just every time I watch Aaron Rodgers do that death glare off receiver who makes a mistake I go dude. That's just not a healthy good positive way to handle that it look at Big Ben. He's like, hey, let's go clapping encouraging kind of smiling. Hey, you got this that's a much better way to handle somebody around you makes a mistake and every time I watch that, I think about Aaron Rodgers going to go man. That's just not a good way to handle that situation. Now, let's turn back the clock a little bit to NFL Week 8. Last Sunday the Bengals beat the Tennessee Titans 31-20 and so the Bangles after the wind there now to 5 and 1 and the Tennessee Titans are five and two. And I don't know that I would call this a close game, you know, the Bengals are up twenty four to seven early in the fourth quarter. But this game is a reminder really of how small margin for error in the NFL is and you know, think about it this way the Titans had 441 yards of total offense in this game actually way more than the Bengals the Bengals or 300 something off Derrick Henry had a hundred and twelve yards rushing and the Titans did some really good stuff in the same things that I go that's encouraging that's good rental at this time down the left sideline just a beautiful perfect throw there was another player where it's third-and-goal technically three yard line. I would call it a 3 and 1/2 3.75 yard run even maybe basically four yards. Where the Titans ran for a touchdown that's an impressive run showing a lot of confidence in your running game. The Titans had a 10-play 75-yard drive where night of their plays were running plays and just like impressive man. They were pounding the rock. So the running of oh, well, I thought rental a couple of really good throws Titans receiver Corey Davis had a really big day had eight catches for 158 yards and another and a touchdown and this is only the fourth time ever. By the way that Corey Davis has had a 100-yard receiving game and part of that is because of course the Titans are really heavy with running the football they have been for a while. But also Corey Davis was the number five overall pick in 2017. And it's kind of sad he's had such a muted career to this point. It's very disappointing for Titans fans. I think I would even say that Corey Davis at a very very disappointing career choice given how high he was drafted. But Corey Davis had this huge day and it's kind of sad that that a lot of success for him did not lead to a Titans Victory. I mean things went well, they're running a little wagon rent analyze a couple of throws Accord Davis had a big day and in the end, you know, really a couple of small things are what led to the Titans losing by a lot. It's funny how again the margin of error in the NFL is so small. We're a couple of small things can have a really big impact Ryan Tannehill had an interception in the end zone where Ryan Tannehill was extending the Play-Off and I think made a throw we probably shouldn't made to probably should have thrown the ball away live to see another day instead forces it into coverage in the endzone got picked off. Stephen Gostkowski, the kicker for the Titans missed another field goal and I like Stephen Gostkowski, but he's really really been struggling this year. He's 10 / 17 kicking. He also missed two extra points so far of year and this game also kind of highlighted really how badly the Titans are struggling to generate a pass rush going into the game and I guess even still this very moment as I talk. The Bengals quarterback Joe burrow is the second most sacked quarterback in the entire NFL you would think hey, wait any time you play The Bangles you're like, this is our day. We're going to get a sack. This is Thursday to finally show what we've been missing and the Titans did not sack Joe burrow. Once the only quarterback who's been sacked more than Joe burrow is Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz month. And so it really it's kind of being shown that Jadeveon Clowney the defensive and they added in free agency. He's a number to he's a robin not a Batman and it's very disappointing from a Titan standpoint that they have not been able to generate any kind of pass rush this year. Now it also makes sense for the Titans traded for a corner Desmond King from the Chargers. They're desperate for help. I'm hopeful that the trade is going to work out for Tennessee. I think it might be but the Chargers did not want Desmond King at all. He was inconsistent. He had some problems behind the scenes La literally just gave him away to take his contract. We don't want him. They traded him for a sixth-round pick this guy who's twenty-five years old who's a former All-Pro Corner, that's not a trade to see everyday a guy who has been that successful in the past gets basically handed away to another organization, but I am hopeful that you know, the Bengals game kind of highlighted man. They can generate a pass rush. They need help in their secondary. I think that maybe Desmond King can come in and generate and help their defense in the ways that they need. Now this game also really highlighted that the key to the Titans offense is first and second down because they are not built at all for third-and-long, you know, basically the key to stopping the Titans offense. If you're a defense from defense of perspective if you stop them on first and second down and you get them in a third-and-long basically you've already won so watch if you're a fan watch that going forward this year because in this game especially against the Bengals it really showed there were a ton of Mistakes by the Titans on early Downs. There was a missed throw High by Ryan Tannehill took an out route. There was a holding call on the offensive line. There was a ball that AJ Brown dropped over the middle on a second down play and the Titans offense is built for running the ball. So on third-and-long, you know, they they run the ball. Well, they use play-action that generates throws downfield on third-and-long play-action doesn't work. Nobody buys the the fake that you're going to run the ball. They go home. You're not running the ball they back way off cuz the Run fake has no no what I call no power over a defense. And so right now Tennessee's main focus on offense has to be avoiding a third along situation at all costs. Now I thought the Bengals beating the Tennessee Titans was an impressive performance. I think the Titans are likely a playoff team and so it really shows how much progress the Bengals have made winning a game like this doing it the way they did 31 to 20 they were up again. They were up twenty four to seven at one point in the early in the fourth quarter. And Joe I guess is really been exactly what was needed to Breathe new life into Cincinnati and Joe Burrows progressing so so quickly, I love seeing a man. I I should look we'll see if he ever I don't know. I don't know what the ceiling is for Cincinnati, but I it shows meant for from a Cincinnati perspective Joe burrow is absolutely the right pick and there was no way he was but oh my gosh, she really has turned things around in Cincinnati. And again, there's a lot of Hope in Cincinnati. He is changing some of the culture of the work ethic there and Jill Burrows progressing song. Oh so quickly from my mental standpoint. I mean he has answers to nearly everything defense has are doing his timing has been really good. He's also getting the ball out of his hands very very quickly and nothing. I love about Joe burrow so far is he has not made the same mistakes twice like at all as hard. I mean you learn a lesson, but you have to learn the lesson. You can't just make the mistake. He's making a mistake and learning lessons from the mistakes. He makes I think that's awesome and jealous doing such a good job in Cincinnati receiver. Tee Higgins was the first pick in the second round. He's really showing off by that was a great pick you had a ridiculous catch against Tennessee down along the sideline Gilberto extends the play throws vertically great play to keep his feet in bounds. Now I think the biggest take away from this Tennessee Titans Cincinnati Bengals game is at the Bengals offensive line is just not very good. However, despite the fact that they're not very good. They're not very physically talented and they make little mistakes. The one thing that Bengals offensive line can always always control. Is that they can always give high levels of effort no matter how talented you are. You can always control your effort. And there's this almost like a silent understanding where Joe burrow is so good at movement in and out of the pocket. He can extend plays he can step up move right move left off the key to the Bengals offense of line at this point is simply all hinging on their effort because Joe burrow was so good at moving around and creating more time to throw the ball. Joe can Elevate the success of the offensive line with his movement as long as those guys keep giving a high level of effort long as they keep giving effort. He'll navigate the pocket with his movement. Well enough to stay alive and throw the ball downfield. So I think man it's because so you see like if you're watch Jake Fromm at George Jake Fromm in college at Georgia stood back there in the pocket like a statue literally had time for days and do never got touched. Nobody's were around him. Jill Burrows. Never going to have a clean shirt pocket where it's easy can just stand in the pocket. There's going to be no pressure on him. But as long as the offensive line despite giving ground and having a guy come free here or there if they can just keep giving effort. He can find a way to stay alive in the pocket throat of all vertically. It's never going to be clubbin by Joe Joe Burrows pocket movement such a big deal. And it really can. We saw this against the Titans going to help make the offensive line better and Cincinnati. And by the way, Joe burrow is a long way better athlete the people tend to give him credit for we always talk about his arm, but Joe Burrows also a really really great athlete. Now there was this ridiculous catch that I think the the play kind of highlights Joe burlas ability to move within the pocket Joe throws the ball with his receiver is literally turned away from him. And I don't know that that completion isn't locked or maybe an accident the receiver turns on the last second. I don't know how he possibly knew the ball was coming to him but it turns to catch it. Either way. It's really really great footwork by Joe burrow and it shows like he really can use his legs to make his offensive line better with subtle movements in the pocket or extending plays and that is how Joe burrow make offensive line a little bit better. All right, guys, I'm going to take a short break when I returned. We will talk about the problem with Carson Wentz. We'll talk about why the Eagles defense is struggling and I'll end the show by talking about why I would not bench the Giants quarterback Giants quarterback Daniel Jones. My name is Akshay Kumar me take a short break. I will be right back. Okay. All right. We are back again. I hope you're doing very very well. I want to talk about Sunday Night Football. In week 8 of the NFL season on Sunday Night Football with the world watching the Eagles beat the Cowboys 23 to 9 the Eagles after the winter now three four and one phone not a very good record the Cowboys are two and five. This was a very very ugly game the Cowboys had a rookie quarterback playing Ben dinucci. He's a seventh-round pick off and been was okay could have been worse had a lot of rookie mistakes mostly held onto the ball too long yet two fumbles, but somehow that's not the Cowboys biggest problem. The cowboy biggest problem is their run defense. It's the worst in the NFL by literally over two hundred yards. It's awful and the Cowboys defense has many many problems, but the front seven wage offensive line their linebackers, they are really struggling with communication with trust with gap Integrity. There's a lot of missed assignments. There's some bad tackling angles and if you've Played linebacker then, you know about Gap responsibilities. Basically, every Defender has a job in the running game and there are gaps that need to be covered and a gap like the space between an offensive lineman. You have the a gap which of the space between the center and the two guards. You have the B gap between the guards and the tackles. You have the C gap between the Chrome tackles and the tight ends and then outside of the tight ends is the D Gap. So if you're on defense, you have a gap that you are responsible for and you have to trust that the guy next to you is going to cover his Gap you need to communicate all of this doing, you know, during shifts and motions by the cross the line a guy comes across. Hey, I don't know things like that. You gotta talk and communicate and it has to be clear what your responsibility is every play on defense and a lack of trust and a lack of communication is causing so many problems guys are in the wrong gaps guys are overcompensating. They don't trust the guy next them. So I got a cover his Gap and my gap which is just not true at all. You gotta toss he's going to do his job. I'll do my job. There are missed assignments. It's a mess right now in Dallas. There are all kinds of problems. And basically the Cowboys are struggling with football fun Dimension where I think their defense would have been bad regardless of you know, what happened this year. But one hundred percent covid-19. The basic fundamentals of football and that's why the Cowboys defense has been so so bad against the Run. Now so the Eagles beat the Cowboys and it wasn't really pretty they're actually losing 9 to 7 and half time. But against Dallas Carson Wentz had four turnovers two fumbles and two interceptions. And a lot of lessons can be learned from Carson Wentz failures. The biggest lesson in my opinion is basically that Carson Wentz is trying to do way too much. He's trying to be Superman song and the Eagles have been hit by a ton of injuries. You know, I think Carson Wentz is trying to compensate to make up for it. You know, okay, we may not have the guy we need there and there and there but I'm going to put the trash my back and carry us to compensate for all the losses. He's holding onto the ball way too long. He's making risky throws. He's forcing throws into coverage and I often relate playing quarterback to being a race car driver do that all the time. And you know the offense and the system the play-calling I call that the race car and therefore the quarterback is the driver. And the problem is right. Now the Eagles offense is not a sports car. They're more like an old beat-up junker car so you can have a race car driver, but he's driving a horrible car. That's not actually a race cars. And Carson Wentz hates losing his very very competitive and his fear is that if I just do my job and do it. Normally I'm not going to able to help my team enough to win football games. And so Carson's competitive nature is part of the problem right now in Philadelphia, but Carson needs to realize you can't add two and be part of the Eagles problems on offense. Okay, you're missing a guy you're he ran the route. He this he did that seat of that. You can't compound a mistake with your own mistake and add to the problem. So Carson Wentz just needs to execute and do his job. Do your job execute the offense. I would say drive the car down the road your job as a quarterback. You're you're in charge of this really you're driving this incredible nice sports car club drive the car down the road do the little things execute. But the problem is Carson doesn't trust anybody around him and he doesn't trust the system run doesn't trust the play-calling and so of course and whence ever gets benched two things will have happened. Number one. It would mean that the Eagles are sick of his Antics. They're sick of Carson's crazy plays throwing the ball across the field and doing dumb stuff, but it would also mean that number to look up the Jalen hurts. The backup quarterback will have been doing a better job simply executing the offense. He's not doing any crazy stuff. He's taking all the throws that are there and doing the little things right cars and went to struggling with the little things he needs to Simply execute the offense again, just drive the car down the road just drive the car Carson. That's all you got to do. Stop trying to get a key things. We roll out right and you hold on the ball way too long, you get sacked and your phone bill or throw the ball into traffic. Because Carson Wentz is incredibly talented. I would say that he is one of the most talented physically gifted quarterbacks in all the NFL. And I just think that Carson Wentz has to stop getting in his own way. He's got an incredible arm. He can run he can make all kinds of plays but he's gotta execute and do the little things right if he wants to be he wants to keep his job. Basically, he's got to turn things around and start executing and stop making this crazy ridiculous, you know attempts at trying to be Superman. Now, there are two more small lessons. You can learn from Carson Wentz and its problems and his mistakes. These are mistakes that led to turnovers where you know first there's an interception on a deep ball to John Hightower High Towers running a deep post office and cars and throws it really to the wrong location. He's got a lead John Hightower across the field away from the Defenders where there's really nobody. If you look at the middle of the field to kind of across the finish the right side, there's nobody on that side of field lead your receiver away from a Defender. Instead cars from trolls it more vertical and helps the young rookie corner for Dallas get an interception instead of throwing it across the field that gets picked off because he left it to Vertical down the field. Now the final lesson is this I always say that young quarterbacks have to know when a blitz is coming and you need you need to know where it's coming from and how to beat that Blitz with a 3 month. So on a fourth and three cars and did not recognize Cowboys linebacker Leighton Vander esch Blitz right up the middle and the lesson here is that if a team blitzes that fact that there's a weakness in the coverage either they're in man coverage downfield or avoid has been opened up in zone coverage somewhere in their coverage. And vanderwest blitzing left a void wide open in the middle of the field and Carson not only doesn't see the blitz. He also does not see Greg Ward standing wide open number 84 same thing wide open in the middle of the field. I mean, there are literally two Eagles receivers wide open in the middle. So young quarterbacks, you always have to understand how it could be tablet. You have to have a plan. What's your plan when they Blitz know where it's coming from know when it's happening and how they plan to beat the blitz with your arm throwing the football. All right final topic of the day. I made a video a couple of days ago called. I've given up on Daniel Jones. And if you if you haven't watched it I recommend going to watch it. It's on YouTube. But the gist of it is that General Jones keeps making mistakes and keeps making a lot of the same mistakes over and over and off the Giants quarterback. And on top of the mistakes is also not super talented physically yet that good run, but even other than the ability to run it's like he's kind of Mitchell trubisky. And they're all ready for young quarterbacks in their first or second year who looked like they're better than him Kyler Murray Drew lock Joe burrow and Justin her birthday and we're entering this golden age of quarterbacks where there are so many talented young quarterbacks. In fact, I think very soon. There's going to be more talented young quarterback. You have starting jobs in the NFL. And the Giants cannot afford to be one of the teams that as this there's this Young quarterback Golden Era that young quarterbacks everywhere the Giants cannot afford to be one of the teams that do not have a good Young quarterback month. And so I've given up on Daniel Jones. My prediction is that I don't think it's going to work. But with that said I also would not bench Daniel Jones at all because basically it makes no sense to Benja. So my prediction is he's not the long-term guy, but ask you what does benching Daniel Jones for Colt McCoy do for the Giants? How does that help the New York Giants? It doesn't there one in seven if Daniel Jones continues to play badly. Hey, guess what? You got a high draft pick you can replace Daniel Jones dead, but also maybe on I doubt this but maybe somehow is switch gets flipped on and Daniel Jones starts playing really really well. And then yeah, you got your franchise quarterback, that'd be awesome. I don't think it's going to happen. But my point is that there's no benefit to benching Daniel Jones. My prediction is it's not going to work. I literally said I've given up on Daniel Jones, but what that means is I do not think that as a year plays out. He's going to turn out to be the long-term guy, but you still gotta keep playing Daniel Jones all year, see how things turn out if you're likely going to have to replace him but benching Daniel Jones does nothing helpful for the New York Giants. All right. Guess that's all I have. Thank you so very much for tuning in. I love you. I appreciate you. I I'm going to go let me go to bed. Really. I've got this weird sleeping schedule now where I I'm awake for eight hours off and then after eight hours of being awake I go to sleep for sleep for four hours eight hours awake for hours of sleep 8 4 8 4 8 4 on and off on and off. It's working really well. So I am going to sleep for four hours then it will I will edit the show and put it out to the world and hope you enjoyed. Hope you have a great day. I love you. I think I'm going to later and my next eight hours. I'm going to record production versus reality for NFL Week 8 and then hopefully record some NFL predictions for week 9 coming up. Hope you have a great day after I record that show then I'm going to watch the USC Arizona game. That'll be really fun off. The Georgia Florida game is today Notre Dame Clemson will do some ask Zack questions. All that stuff is up ahead in the next episode or two, but I appreciate you. I love you. I hope you enjoyed the show have a game. But I'm bum bam we are done.

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Good Morning Niner Empire 10/01/2020

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03:09 min | 7 months ago

Good Morning Niner Empire 10/01/2020

"Good morning for dinner Empire. My name is Jamie. Today's October 1st. 2020. Let's get into some 49er news. Here is an injury update from Kyle Shanahan right guys today for the injuries. All right, Ford will be out with the back garoppolo's out with his ankle Greenlaw. Quad Mosley stolen concussion protocol most start with his knee. Sprain Jordan Reed with his knee sprain and came down with hip discomfort. Also team has released Long Snapper. Kyle Nelson. They have replaced too much to bear pepper. Here's what head coach call Shannon had to say about Kyle Nelson. I always waving Kyle Nelson Palm Court decision for you, or was it something you felt was inevitable. I mean we felt it was a little inevitable after the game and everything and it was always difficult cuz of what Kyle's meant to the organization how good of a guy Kyle is off of a player that he's been and it doesn't mean he can't be going forward but it's always hard from the personal relationship that we've had with him and he knew the deal and it was just a tough game for him and usually off. Like that, you do have to move on get someone else an opportunity. But Kyle handles it great and I wish them the best and you know, I don't think this legal see the last of them though. Here's an update from her head coach about Deebo Samuel and what it will take for him to play call in terms of a Deebo Samuel he's going to be practicing today. And then what are you expecting to see from him? And what does he have to do to prove that he's going to be able to play Sunday night for you. I mean, he's healthy. So we just want to see him out there and get back in the swing of playing football. It's been a while since he has I know he's been working hard on his own with football and everything with our trainers and off and everyone else and three have but you know, we just need to see em go through three days and what type of shape he's in and if you can protect himself will be out there also found cash-in-hand talks about if there is a quarterback controversy after Nick Mullens good play last week. This is some out there on social media, but all on the question it is mine this month. Serial exists, you know whether Jimmy's out for one or two more games and which Nick Mullens is so impressive that you could win the starting job. No, that's ninja exist, but I don't think that's one game either. So that's where you to do, but this is Jimmy steam. He's done a hell of a job for us and when he's healthy he'll be planning it, but also address your default is going on with our at the end of the week, and that is it for your 49er news. Please check out our main shown our favorite radio audio tube and where you can get your podcast. Also, don't forget to eat your friends to our marriage at ww.w. If you have a radio.com forward slash job. Thanks to and as always remain faithful. Goodbye.

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Good Morning Niner Empire 10/06/2020

Niner Faithful Radio

10:21 min | 7 months ago

Good Morning Niner Empire 10/06/2020

"Hey everyone, this is Jamie from Good Morning Niner Empire from 9 or 5th or radio.com. Let me tell you about graphic Munger. They're keeping your business are going extinct take a turn your ideas into reality with their graphic design team there your source for custom logo designs apparel decals and more. Don't wait any longer and call graphic Monger at 360-460-8526 regarding Facebook and look them up at at graphic monger. And if you mentioned our net sales for radio, you'll get a discount. So please go check them out. All right, let's get back to the office. Turn off. Good morning for another Empire. My name is Jimmy. Today is October 6th 2020 off. This could into some 49er news on Sunday. The Forty Niners lost to the Philadelphia Eagles. Twenty five to twenty in a rough game. Here is an injury update from Kyle Shanahan. All right guys and read stuff from last name Ziggy towards by step. He'll have surgery is going on IR later this week. Brett hand should be fined kawann knee sprain is going to be out a few weeks. Most likely IR Pettis has some nice soreness. Hope to get him back practice in Wednesday. As far as the other guys who didn't play in the game. You got Garoppolo Greenlaw moja it in Witherspoon. Hope to get them back Wednesday. We'll see and James it's possibly returning from IR. Kyle also gives an update on the back to be deaf after Nick Mullens terrible game on Sunday. Big guy I realize this is this question is a hundred and eighty degrees from the questions. You're asked last week about Nick but do you have any reason thought about changing the the rotation of quarterbacks or the depth chart of quarterbacks is Nick still ahead of CJ or is that something that you're going to work through this week something to work through this week? I'm still not sure about Jimmy just finished with the players about 30 minutes ago. So I don't really know what we'll do on Wednesday. I'll have a plan by then, but haven't talked it over the children also talks about the running scheme and that and tons were having effectively running the ball she from your run game so far and just in terms of trying to maybe find that consistency, how do you how do you think it can be better? I mean, you know, we've missed a whole big place, you know since the Jets game which is you know, when you lose so explosives, you gotta be a lot more consistent a lot more consistent and our consistency just has not been good, you know. The last night I think it's pretty obvious had a few chances and you just you got one guy with and ends up being a negative play. We're pretty aggressive in our Run game by what we do the way we try to attack people and when you do that if you're off on you lose yards so you can get a lot simpler and keep make it easier to where you're trying to block it for, you know, 122 yards and just see what happens. Hope you can wear guys down over the game. I've always been pretty aggressive when you do that and you got one guy off here and there you get some negative runs and when you don't have an explosive to counteract that that's really Kyle also discusses a line issue. Kyla was an overall challenging for your offensive line all together other. Can you put your fingerprint finger on what exactly went wrong or where they're just different things can be going into the game. I mean that's just got turn on the tape and watch how their d-line plays if you can't stay balanced and be in good situations. I mean that D lines going to tee off and I think you know, when a number of plays the number of runs that we did miss, you know, we got in some bad when we got into first and twenty after missing a run then we got the holding call to make it worse when you get in those situations behind the chains whether you're running or passing and they're teeing off licking their chops. I mean, it's a very tough situation you gotta offset on with, you know, some play-action some Keepers and stuff and when we did do that, we didn't make him pay and when you don't make them pay in the Run game, usually those papers and play actions aren't there either so they kind of go hand-in-hand and on the times we did have a chance. We we just missed it. And then that kind of led into the game that you guys saw we had to answer early with that stuff at home. To make him pay on a couple of things you make them think about a few other things and they got to cover a lot more but we miss those and make them worry about much and they teed off and when that d-line T's off he talks about what a tackle Mike mcglinchey needs to clean up Mike mcglinchey in particular seems to be struggling through the first quarter of the Season not playing up to the standard. He set the first couple of years in the league. What are his issues right now? I mean, I think Mike has looked at as good of a camp as he's had here in his third year. So I mean I was real excited my going into the season. I don't think that he has planned as bad as a Baptist. I think when you has had some bad plays it is looked at and they'll stick out all the time with an alignment and he said too many of those in a game you take away those I do think he's done a lot of things better and Mike's played at a high level here for two years. And I think there's a lot of parts of Mike's game that is a lot better at this year than he has been in the past but you get towards the end of the game there and some of the and the two minutes situations and he had some bad luck in place which stick out and that's part of the old Lyman but by no means are they I think he's had a step back. We just have to clean up some stuff. He's got to be a little more efficient throughout the game because he has gone better, but that doesn't matter when you have a few bad ones and it's the same the quarterback to if you can play hell of a game and you throw a few pics and that's what stick he talks about his decision to go for the onside kick on Sunday. Best behind going for an onside kick there just before the 2-minute warning and why not go for a Touchback on that kickoff. I was going to I totally planned on going back to touch back when we scored with 209, you know, we're sitting there. I called the play that we're going to go for two on and I was sitting there saying all right, I'm going to kick it off. It's 209 so we'll get the two men and we have our time out so we should get back with good field position, but then when they reviewed it and they took the touchdown away and then we scored and was at 2:02 then I was worried about it. I changed my mind cuz I thought if we kick out that the only way of getting it passed it to him in the morning would be to kick it out the end zone. I thought if we would have kicked it and then so on regardless I know what I would have told them they better run it out cuz they running out they didn't have to worry about the two-minute warning. I lost all that and then we ended up maybe losing a chance. So once it went to 202 that kind of thought process is off. I was still shocked that we able to kick it on sidekick and get it to stop at 2:01, which was nice job. But yeah, totally doing that before when I was at 2:09 and then changed my mind. He also talks about when Raheem mostert and Richard Sherman will return for my our team has a possibility for Wednesday how optimistic you about him for this week. And we see the explosive plays and and the speed he has obviously but but how much does he impact you from a from a plane calling perspective having him available. I mean regime is done unbelievable job. So I mean he he affects everything when he's out there. I mean just the way his explosiveness. I don't think there's anyone in the league that you can compare to him right now and that show ninja you know, both of the week said you gotta play in I think our backs done a great job since he's been out of the you know, Jed McKinnon has been running his tail off running very physical. He's created a lot of thoughts on some stuff hasn't been there. But, you know, we can't wait to get ringback will see on Wednesday. I mean, I'm not I'm not real optimistic, but I know he does have a chance Wednesday and it'll give birth. More each day that goes in the week, but we got to wait to see how it comes in then. Excuse me, as far as the status of Sherman. Is he hears? What is your confidence level that he can practice Wednesday play Sunday probably about the same as rahim's, you know, not real high on either but I know they do have a chance, you know, initially I was told Sharon would be about 3 to 4 weeks and I think we're coming up on three and it was most likely supposed to be for so kind of expecting them for next week, but it'd be a good surprise to get him this week and talking to Sharon. There's always a chance but we're gonna have to wait and see how he is on and that's what he discusses what the team to do against mobile QB's. I was there anything schematically that needs to be adjusted when you guys play or face mobile quarterbacks going forward. Yes. Definitely you always gotta just that but adjusting it does not get the results done. You know, we got about we got that ran out of twice before. I thought we executed a correctly the third time we did a right and we were right there. I think it was in the third quarter Winston dead. Making us miss a little bit. But at least we had two guys there to make the tackle. So it's just you always gotta make those adjustments and be ready for it. I was just a little disappointed. We didn't hit the first time something. We're trying to execute a month throughout the weekend and we got to make sure we do a better job of coaching it throughout the week and getting out of our players. So when it happens the first time we shut it down and don't need to wait for the next time. All right. Thanks folks. Thank you guys, and that is it for your 49er news, please check out our main show tonight or favorite radio on YouTube and where you can listen to your podcast. Also. Don't forget to check out our orange to our marriage at ww.w. For radio.com. Thanks, and as always remain faithful. off off

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Niner Faithful Radio 49ers vs Eagles Review

Niner Faithful Radio

24:34 min | 7 months ago

Niner Faithful Radio 49ers vs Eagles Review

"What's up, y'all at Sheboygan are faithful. How is everybody doing? Hope everyone had a legendary week? Oh boy, you know yeah, that was the rough one. But you know, of course we're going to break it down for you on the way that nine people radio can what's up Jamie? How you doing? So I have no idea. Oh, okay guy was a perfect time for my Blitz indeed an update. But So for anybody that doesn't know the Niners lost it sucked. Hello, Jamie. Hello Kim. How're you doing? So I promised her that I would that I would do it bring Jason not a game. So I have to make special announcement before the show started your boy didn't wise off and finally made the decision to make it official between me and Ken so ladies and gentlemen say hello to the Missus your girl Niner faithful everybody say hi. But like I promised her I'd make the announcement on the show. So there you go, baby. So sorry ladies your boys off the market shut up boy over there. 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That is Graphix m o n g are also we are working with our people down at boss boss man's Pizza over on the corner of Capitol Expressway and park in San Jose. That would be 418 West Capitol Expressway. Go ahead and tell them that 9 or fifty radio sent you off. We've kind of agreed to see how it's going to go and and it possibly thought about sponsoring the podcast. So go ahead and go down there and tell them that night or faithful red radio sent you they're great faithful. They give excellent service and not only do they serve burgers sandwiches, you know, your typical Pizza food beers. I you know like your boy, but yeah, you know the scene makes me drink y'all. I'm sorry. But now that we got the oh yes also. Before we get out of here. I want we're not getting out of here today, but we are going to announce that we officially have announced our second design for that are faithful radio shops exclusive club with our red is for royalty gold is for Glory T Sports. Now there are available in and and woman short sleeves, but we will be getting hoodies and long sleeves very very very soon. We also would like to thank Graphics longer for giving us the design so I'm getting into today. You know, I think it's very clear that You know, we saw why Nick Mullens was our backup quarterback. I mean, I don't have the statistics with me. You know, your war was busy trying to work out sponsors, but you know, we I mean, I think we really saw why Nick Mullens is our backup quarterback today, or at least he just looked off. I mean I called KNBR post game show and they disagreed with me but I don't care what they say and Nick Mullens came out flat the team came out flat. I want to hear about how the eagle talented. I don't want to hear about their d-line. You know, they were just clearly off today, you know, and I think this is a concern this is happened every time we've come back from a two-game East Coast Road Trip. It happened last year against Pittsburgh and against Atlanta now against Pittsburgh, we're able to pull out the win obviously against that we were not dead. This year we were not it's not to say that we shouldn't be taking over back to back east coast trips. I like the idea. Especially this season where it gave us a little bit more of a oxygen Vibe track Vibe with the shortened preseason. I think that honestly did help and it helped lead to the, you know, whooping the Giants got but it was just very clear from the beginning then Nichols off. I don't personally think that You know, that means oh my gosh, these your efforts to be our backup quarterback. You know, I had my boy Chris from the 5th down football or 5th down sports package tag me in a post and say hey CJ CJ beathard needs to start next week for y'all I said, how about we have Jimmy Garoppolo back in it doesn't matter. How long back up quarterback is cuz I think like I told people who were you know, jumping off the Nick Mullens is better than Jimmy G cool train. It's okay baby. Come back home. We accept it off, you know, sometimes you you get tempted by evil temptress and they look so good you thinking hey, you know what just might be better than the girl I have now and they're both. You know all of a sudden you find out the reason she was single am I saying that about My Girl My Girl's perfect, but you need to get yourself a sexy 9 or queen like me but so often it's just you know, it's okay come back home and realize when it's our sixth ring and on that day faithful single, Jimmy is King and so, you know, we kind of saw that you know, we did Jimmy Garoppolo but as we we try to obviously take a positive spin here. I am not a Facebook video. So we're going to go ahead and get into some of the bright spots that I thought we had in the game Depot. I mean, he's back good shape. Took his Shady both. Yes, sir. It was so good to see w i t know the field. He only had three catches for 35 yards, but That didn't matter. It was just good to see number 19 on the field that clearly had him on the pitch count. It was really clear that they were going to let him play the whole game first came back. You didn't want him to pull a hammy or aggravating injury. So get get the beginning get his feet wet. I mean the man has a plate while since the Superbowl. So I think it was important to get his feet wet. Obviously kettle corn home. I mean, what can you say about? Yes, Jamie? We're going to go ahead and talk about Brandon. I use touch down here in a second. But I mean what can you say it Accords clearly the best hiding a little league our offense clearly missed him. Yeah it obviously gone past it looked the best but I mean George could go balls-out. That's one manage that you never ever have to sit question. And so it was awesome to see number 85 and our last bites part of the game at least on the job. Defensive side of the ball is Brandon. I uke I mean, she's only had let me see. I have it written down here one rushed for 38 yards touchdown and you catch it for Eighteen with the long the 14c. I want to catch 414 one catch for 4 yards, but that touchdown I mean ladies and gentlemen my new page him for Brandon. It's no longer be a jump man. Because you know, I I put on my drink face like Jumpman Jumpman Jumpman Jumpman. I mean, it's very clear that ended are you off is the real deal Holyfield ladies and gentlemen of the Niner Empire? I mean, what do we say? The man is amazing. This is only his second NFL game or sorry Thurs FL game. You know, yes, yes, let's get the ball of the bar 11:00 some more and definitely definitely great to see I just don't know how to describe. I mean that must that might have been one of the coolest awesome touchdowns. I've seen in my life. I mean, I'm pretty sure that there's honesty is Jerry has that 100 the one where he reached out and grabbed it with one hand while running and ran it into the endzone. I'm pretty much almost everyone at Jerry Rice touchdown was a highlight touchdown, but I mean, it's nice to be able to mention a rookie in his third NFL game to be able to mention be mentioned to go in as far as any to do with nine month history or anything is is amazing definitely definitely love and some Brandon. Are you Now we have to get into the negatives, you know that nobody likes to get into it, but we got to I mean the offensive line, you know, I'm not going to hit. Hey on my big boys up front as myself playing offensive defensive line and my very very limited High School football career. That no offense of line to me is one of the hardest positions to play and and the football field. I mean you're you're constantly you're getting contact every play and it's one that very few positions on the football field that you're guaranteed to get very violent food. There's a player matter if it's a run a past whatever it is offensive line off every single play and that I took my capsule but you know, we have to be honest here on the show and the offensive line did not play great and it's really needs to be a concern considering that who we have coming to the field of jeans and two weeks, you know for game, you know with that scene from down south. I'm trying to not to cuss on the show, but we all know I hate the Rams but so It's it's a concern, you know, and it's not a guarantee that Weston Richburg Richburg is going to come back and also be a hundred percent mean the Man Poor is potentially send it and I mean that's not an injury. You just walk off and everything is Lottie. Just fine. I mean, you know, and he's got no training camp. So he's obviously going to have some real life. So it's it's a knockoff. Yeah, that's a concern. I think it's very clear that we could start to say that although I love writing skills. Well, he is not a guard he's and the Niners are doing a disservice by playing in mcgard. But of course, I agree. I mean who else you're going to go get, you know, I'm almost I'm a firm believer of everybody's replaceable. Just who are you going to go get the replaced it? I don't think there are guards that will step in and play and just as well as long as you know, or better than Daniel Paschal. Right off the street, you know, the man knows the system would know the system better. I mean, it's pretty much Brandon Daniel. Bryan skills are are starting Right Guard. Come hell or high water Trent Williams. You know, I'm not going to get too hard. Yeah, Jason, we're going to go ahead and talk about my life in a second. I'm not going to rag on Trent Williams to order me. Let's be real he's he's probably one of the best tax but on the red and gold. I think that's very clear to see that that if he plays a couple of Seasons he can be one of the month alignment in team history now overall career wise just because I'm sorry a couple of Seasons not going to replace the thirteen year career of Joe Staley, but whose profile whose number I will leave off as My profile picture all all season long because Joe is clearly the goat as far as left tackles are concerned in team history. But you know, he did have a bad game the whole team had a bad game and so he deserves to get you know highlighted as as having a poor game. I think it was just a blip and I think it's it's coming back from a long road trip. They talk about it all the time and hot key basket basketball and even baseball you come back from a long road trip and that first came home is usually a little sluggish. So I'm pretty sure he'll bounce back and have even a better game and I'm not worried about number 71 on the left side now to get to Jason's Point might be blind. She Oh boy. I love big Mike. But this is starting to be a concern. You know, I don't know if it's missing Joe Staley and it's something in his head. I personally think they shot this down again on on the game be our post game show, but I think they're smoking rocks because it's clear Mike mcglinchey is too skinny. I mean, he just doesn't seem to have the power. I mean he's getting bullrest right into the the back and I mean he wasn't the world's greatest pass in France protection, you know, the last two seasons, but it's clearly starting to be an issue in a concern and you know, somebody needs to get that man some cheeseburgers and you know what honestly I think that Joe Staley needs to come and sit down and have a talk with him and maybe work with him a little bit after practice or something. You know, Joe of course would do something like that with the team, you know, cuz Jones just not type of guy but it's clear that there's something needs to be done about Mike mcglinchey because you know are dead. game, which of course are is struggling is so reliant on our tackles and our so reliant on our tackles and our tight ends, you know George Kittle in this post game presser mentioned. George Kittle mentioned about him and Mike mcglinchey and Trent Williams all by name that need to be player Jason. I was young. I am wondering about him having an injury does not being disclosed that he was fine. So, you know, that wouldn't be surprised if he was dealing with little something something that the team, you know doesn't want to make a big deal about but that could be very possible because he just did not look like himself. He was whipping on blocks. I mean either. A holding penalty. I mean, he just simply did not look like like Trent Williams and You know there has to be something. I mean, maybe it's just a bad game. I think Trent Williams is going to be fine. Like I said, but yeah, I mean basically was not himself on Sunday and obviously saw the issues that it caused. Nick Mullens was under heavy duress all game. So and I mean this goes back to this little statistic of the week that got the Niners had given up 40 quarterback hits most allowed in the league. That is crazy. That is way too many hits. You cannot have your quarterback taking that many hits. This definitely needs to be shown up this week. If Jimmy Garoppolo plays which I'm expecting that Jimmy Garoppolo plays dead. Oh, okay. Sorry. Jason was referring to Mike mcglinchey. Yeah, you know what? Maybe maybe Mike mcglinchey is hurt. You know that I actually hope that the beat reporters asked Kyle shender that hand that when he gets to the booth tomorrow. I'm hoping that they asked him. He I hope they ask him if it's something that he's dealing with cuz he clearly as himself either. He has not been the world's best pass-blocker, but he is clearly gotten worse in Plattsburgh walking. I don't really care what guys that and says, why care, of course, we gotta stand and says, but I don't know and Shanahan we trust but yeah, I mean it's not looking so good Kyle so fine, you know we trust you. But yeah. So we're going to go to go the team has released Mohammed Faisal that is kind of a little interesting tidbit off an ounce today kind of coming out of the blue. I hadn't heard anything about that. But I think that they clearly didn't like what they saw and with Deebo coming back. I think he was Expendable. I saw your post on nine or faithful radios Facebook page and group Jason that you know your question of so we're getting rid of this the new and bringing. Say Pettis. I think that has everything to do with Dante Pettis being a second-round pick personally. I'm not saying that that's the smartest decision but they should be seeing something in him in practice. So she's not coming out to the games, but You know, it's he was never a great pass-blocker. His run-blocking was a to cheer any fairly decent at that now, yeah, it definitely my my girl and she is a concern Jason, but Mom she knew was released. I think let's also give props to Jet. I mean he have 14 carries 454 yards seven receptions for 43 yards. And I think it's clear that he warned down towards the end of the game and he's definitely not our bell-cow, which is okay. We don't need them to be our bell-cow where he most heard is quote-unquote bell-cow this team, even though we all know that the Niners like to rotate running backs, but definitely a big props to jet So I think that's so we gave up 15 hits the game, which is the most sense week 5 versus Arizona and 2018 where we gave up 16 quarterback hit and CJ beathard was our quarterback. I am concerned with the both of the Superbowl and you know, it seemed more recently that we're getting away from these wide receiver runs. They seem to be working a great and I'm not understanding you simply just go away from them in the second half. I don't know if it was something that the Eagles did to take that away. But I believe I have like to see more Jets off the reverses with Deebo and Brandon. Are you I understand you were having Depot on a pitch count, but you know definitely get the bowling of Brendan I use hands more often so long. I think the key to victory for this upcoming week is going to be getting Jimmy G. Go back to Niners are 21 and 7 in game started by Jimmy Garoppolo and there are twenty one Five and Twenty One says 2017 and game started off with somebody other than number 10 under I think that you're going to see a lot of these teams woes not all of them. But some of them a lot of them you're going with these teams woes. Start to mysteriously dissipate once we get number 10 under Center. We're going to go ahead and I think we're going to call it a wrap for Today Show, but I would like to remind everybody to get their revenge tour 2020 G available exclusively at 9 or Fayetteville radio shop links are in this is a leak is in the description. Make sure to check out Jamie doing a fantastic job today. Good morning on Empire our new daily Monday Tuesday through Saturday 9 or Morning Show, you know, just listen to it catch up on your night or news like Drinking Your Juice cup coffee the link in the description for today's episode. And of course big shout-out to Graphics mongers again longer again for Sponsoring this show we are also going ahead and thank you for putting that link page and the comments so him will be putting all the links in the comments for everybody as well because she's so wonderful. Thank y'all and before we get out of here actually got one more thing. I want to give we're going to start on losses since we don't do the kettle corn MVP of the week for the Bam Bam defensive player of the week. We are going to go ahead and start with the offensive defensive players to have hope you know our reason to have hope we're going to go ahead and come up with a better name for it. But I like to say our reason for hope this week Thursday right at I looked amazing. I like to say our defensive Reason for Hope is can we give a round of applause ladies and gentlemen? Can we give a round of applause for Sikorsky tart? We seem to have except for week 9 against the C Brewster's the she roosters. Yes last week or last year. He had the game of his life. He was all over the Peel Field and Tchaikovsky chart looked amazing. And that's why I'm having hope for this week. Remember ever won the San Francisco 49ers will always lose a game. But when they do, we're still the best team in NFL history say faithful my friends Faith love and happiness going on. Well, my bad one more thing for super duper moderator. Miss is not her faithful for Jamie Jason. We would like to thank you for tuning into this week's wage. So so then Faith love and happiness. Go Niners.

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2020 Week 9 (Part 1)

Fantasy Feast: 'Eatin

29:18 min | 6 months ago

2020 Week 9 (Part 1)

"It's time to eat pretty hungry for sit down and get ready to consume in abundance of fantasy football knowledge from Ross Tucker and Joe Dolan now wage on the fantasy Feast eatin podcast. Yeah, let's eat baby. It is the fantasy Feast eatin podcast and it is presented by fantasy points. Where you use the code feast and get more information for the value for the money than I've ever seen anywhere in my life. So long even know where no matter where you are with your fantasy team this year GFS wedding stuff season-long Dynasty. They even IDP guy they have an injury. So no matter what it is that you're into. I mean, it's crazy how much information they have a fantasy points.com. Just make sure you use the code Feast that way they know that song. I sent you cuz I want them to know I send you use the code peace and to see points.com code fees. I'm Ross Tucker former NFL offensive lineman, five teams. Seven years journeyman. Now, I got five podcasts. I do over seven days even money podcast is already posted at the sports betting one college draft podcast where we are now picking the college games against spread, which is fun Ross Tucker football podcast, of course is daily and this year fantasy Feast podcast the show. That's so nice. We do it twice down. My co-host is the star Joe Dolan. The number one ranked fantasy analysts in the Galaxy according to fantasypros.com over the what Joe the last three years five years. I forget the sample size. It was it was it was four years entering entering the 2019 season 4 years and during the 2020 season, excuse me. Sorry Ross, like like most of the country my brain is dead. What we eat fried today, so I'm I'm getting absolutely nothing done. But let's let's talk football get a distraction out there. Yeah, let's try man. Let's try he is at f g underscore goal. And that's at fun guide. Underscore Dolan. I'm at Ross Tucker NFL and at Ross Tucker pod is where you can find this show and all of our great Social Media stuff our social club. We post youtube.com NFL you look a little tired Joe you look a little red tape this morning. I am I am exhaust. I always have a red face though. I have a dive rosy-cheeked wage, but I am exhausted. All right. Well, listen, there's a lot we need to get too. It's kind of crunch time fantasy football the games and November are the games you remember and they make a big difference for a fantasy and we got a lot when you talk about just in the opener in the third game Joe. I mean Niners Packers diners have a zillion injuries and now they have off. Kendrick Bourne has govind so hopefully the game still gets played tomorrow night. The Packers have covid-19 shoes at running back. I mean it might be the game. We have to spend the most time on Joe. Let's let's find out what we should do with the skill guys for both these teams and who are replacement should be her guy like George Kittle. Yeah. Well, there's obviously an issue here with with not even knowing if this games going to be played only it's still on a schedule but as you know, positive tests can pop up and that's and that is a bad thing, you know, it could come up to date of the game and then obviously the games going to have to be moved but let's talk about this means for the 49ers Kendrick Bourne was expected to play and he was expected likely to start alongside Brandon. I used with Nick Mullens at quarterback now given all the injuries that they have my friend Chet Gresham of dead Kings Point into this out with Kendrick Bourne testing positive for the virus. The the green the San Francisco 49ers do not have a dog. Single player available for this game who touched the ball on offense in the NFC championship game last year. That is unbelievable. Not one the the Ricky most often Kevin Coleman out George Kittle Al Deebo Samuel Al Kendrick born out Jimmy Garoppolo out. So the 49ers right now are in a world of hurt Ross a world of her life with Nick Mullens. What I expect they're going to do is try to run the football and you saw Green Bay get crushed on the ground by the 49ers in the NFC title game last year. You saw him get crushed on the ground by the by the Minnesota Vikings. I think this is a big game for Jermichael Hasty and Alvin and and Jerick McKinnon. It's I think it's a big game for those guys from Brandon. I might struggle if you draw Shadow covered from jaire Alexander and also keep an eye on a status of Jordan Reed who might be able to come back and play this week. Remember he got had some big games earlier in the season when George cuddle with her earlier in the season, but this is there is no doubt about it. The Forty Niners are in, New Jersey. Absolute World hurt. So four people that had kidal Joe are there any tight ends out there that they could pick up or they could stream? Yeah. Well, I mean Jordan Reed is one of them. Maybe you could get Robert tonyan from this game as well. Heck if you are desperate, maybe you can even get Jace sternberger from this game because because of the the Packers issues with the wide receiver position, they've been getting the tight ends a little involved. So I think that's something you might be able to do simply from this game. But if you're really out there looking Logan Thomas from Washington is coming off of this coming off a bye this week. So he might be somebody who's out there as well. What about for the Packers and they're running back situation? Yeah, it's a nightmare right now because obviously the AJ Dillon tested positive for the virus. So they had to walk them all Williams put him on the covid-19 because he was a close contact. He's going to be out again presuming this game is played tomorrow. So the question now becomes can Aaron Jones play through his calf injury if he can't play the backfield going to be Tyler Ervin and Dexter Williams and I was reading today match Tiedeman from the athletic talking about what those guys do. Well Urban is much more of a scatback type. He's not big they run like five streams. He's more of a returned man. Meanwhile Dexter Williams. He's more of your traditional running back but schneidman has said he has struggled to catch the football and practice and on top of that he blew a block that led to a block punked last week. So they don't trust him in pass-pro or as a receiver. So they've never really hurting there at the position again, if this game stays as is they might not be dead. The play Aaron Jones, but they also might not have a choice but to play Aaron Jones. So if I had to pick one of these guys presuming Jones doesn't play my preference would be for urban. Got it. Okay. Keep an eye on the status of that one was hard as well. By the way, Matt LaFleur said this week. He thinks was artist close to coming back from his core muscle injury. Oh, okay interesting. Very interesting. All right, let's get to some of this Sunday 1:00 games will start with the Giant and George Washington. You know, I am not sure his fantasy worthy Joe. I think Wayne gallman looks decent. Yeah computer has you know, he's one of those guys the Goldman when he came out of college, I as a prospect I was like, you know, he's not flashy but he does all he does all the things that he does well or pretty obvious he runs hard he pass protects and he catches the football. Those are the things he does. Well so he can get he can get it done a little bit there and and frankly, I mean, I don't know what maybe they go back to Devonte Freeman if Devonta Freeman's available, but I consider gallman kind of a dog. when Darby to if Devonta Freeman doesn't go anything else for the Giants or else Washington Sterling Shepard has kind of taken over in my mind. The number one fantasy receiver here off over Darius Slayton Daniel Jones has I think at times he's looked real. He's almost like Carson Wentz right now, you know you watch the plays where he doesn't make a completely boneheaded turn over. Okay, this guy looks pretty good. And then the other plays it looks like he's actively trying to turn the football over. So Daniel Jones is not not really a fantasy option right now. Washington's defense is pretty good though on the back end they are exploitable. I think throwing Shepherds a wide receiver three and given the state of the tight end position, even though he hasn't produced Big Numbers Evan engram I think is like second in in tight end targets. He's probably thought you just have to have in your lineup at this stage moving on Washington coming off of the body. I didn't do anything at the trade deadline, you know, it's weird cuz they've got McClure. Logan Thomas Antonio Gibson, I mean they've got some guys that are worth at least talking about. Yeah, they do Antonio Gibson is an rb2 all the way. He's got some physicality to them. I think that's something you expected from a guy who was a converted wide receiver, but he absolutely has some physicality to him. So Antonio Gibson's him a running back to Kyle Allen probably not on the streaming radar Terry McCormick catch a shadow from James Bradberry in this game. That's a problem for him. And again, like I said Logan Thomas coming off by he's there kind of their de facto. Number two receiver here Rob Gronkowski scored a touchdown against the Giants and not to compare Logan Thomas to Rob Gronkowski, but I think that Logan Thomas is somebody who you can plug and play use for DFS. I think he's going to be somebody who could get seven eight targets from from Los Alamos you Okay, anything else on Washington or can we move on let's move on Chicago, Tennessee Javon Wims suspended. I know he was going to be an oil change line up this week on whims suspended they cut Ted Ginn jr. What do you have for me for the barriers against a bad Titans defense like a a really good defense that is really struggled. What I have is Allen Robinson is in your lineup. I mean that that's for sure. I know it's like pulling teeth. Sometimes Nick Foles hasn't played particularly well, but you put down in your lineup Jimmy Graham is a lower-end tight end that you can consider but I mean look at what they did Javon Wims get suspended. They still cut Ted Ginn off. What does that tell you about their faith and Darnell Mooney the rookie wide receiver. I mean, Nick Foles loves the guy that go down the field. This guy is it's like a wide receiver three at this point. He's got that kind of upside down. And again with all the covin couple of teams on by you might be searching for a wide receiver three. So Darnell Muniz somebody who's out there on your waiver wire who you can consider picking up and plugging into your lineup. Let me just get the the target number for Darnell Mooney right now. I mean, he's somebody who's gotten at least five Targets in six consecutive games. This is a fifth-round rookie wide receiver. Nick Foles really likes throwing to him and and in the backfield David Montgomery quite frankly looks better to me last week. That means looked maybe in his entire career. So he's he's a white running back to even though he gets the Army one volume. He's running that to age. On the other side Titans disappointing performance Against The Bangles without even think of them. I think they're past game is is unfortunately, I mean, this is a tougher match up and I think their past game is going to step up a little bit more than it did last week. Fortunately. You got the touchdown from AJ Brown. I thought he was going to have a huge game. Maybe the weather was a bigger Factor than we thought it might be in that game. But obviously here's the here's the thing with the Titans we talk about these narrow fantasy teams. You want to play Ryan Tannehill for the most part you want to play Derrick Henry. Obviously AJ Brown is in a lineup. Now Corey Davis has established himself as a wide receiver three, you can play he's had a couple of huge games this year. The one guy I'm concerned about is it's now three straight weeks with jonnu Smith, even though he's had some injuries not producing that's a little bit of a concern for me. Although sometimes I think you just might have to eat it with John who Smith because there's really not a whole lot of options at the title. Position and back to Corey Davis. He has a hundred yards of touchdown or both in four of his five games this year and in the game where he didn't have a hundred yards for a touchdown or both off by passes for 69 yards. That's somebody you can put in your lineup as a wide receiver 3 with a pretty good degree of confidence each and every week. Wow. Yeah, I mean everybody I mean Brown was going to be guy Corey Davis gonna come out of nowhere. Yeah. I mean, he's your brother has had a big year to don't get me wrong. But Corey Davis, this is a contract here for him. He's doing a nice job. Detroit is at Minnesota lions at the Vikings and holy crap Dalvin cook want some games for people last week? Yeah, David Cook was a slate breaker. That's what we say in DFS when somebody when somebody just you're not going to win money without them. That's what Dalvin cook was. He's a special player. I mean that that's what it is. Mike Zimmer came out this week and said we want to be a run-first team and I everything that that he has done in his career suggest that true. I have no reason to not believe that and Detroit last week got absolutely shredded On The Ground by the Cults. The problem was it wasn't Jonathan Taylor. It was Jordan Wilkins that did it. So I would anticipate this to be a massive Dalvin cook game and when you're playing the Lions, you know, I also give a big numbers in the passing game as well. You saw Philip Rivers do that. Her cousins is on the streaming radar and you just have to suck it up and play feeling in Jefferson. What about the lines on the other side? Yeah, this is a this is interesting. They they aren't seen intent on shooting themselves in the foot. They run them on first-and-ten so much with Adrian Peterson and they never gained any yardage doing it. It puts them in a whole it puts Matthew Stafford in a bad spot. And now they have to play this game against Minnesota wage without Kenny. Golladay. He's not going to go. So Marvin Jones is is a wide receiver three, I would hope that they decide this. All right, we've got to get Beyond race with the ball to try to cross explosive plays without Marvin Jones. I don't see it man without Kenny golladay. And here's the thing. I think they're going to go into a shell and I think they're just going to try to run the ball down the throats of the Minnesota Vikings. The problem is that has not worked with Detroit this year. The guy who is really starting to step up though is TJ Hawkinson. Yeah, he's been he's been good Carolina is at Kansas City Carolina going into defense. I think can be had a little bit. What do you think of what the Panthers to put out there? Well, Christian McCaffrey is practicing this week. It looks like he is going to be back that is good news for the Carolina Panthers. I would anticipate he gets a full-blown workload wage Kansas City will see what Mike Davis's role is, but obviously you have to put Mike Davis on your bench and if you have Christian McCaffrey, you've been holding on to him for this long you put them in your lineup Teddy Bridgewater is a stream where the quarterback this week. I life more and Robby Anderson is wide receiver twos and a potential high scoring game and a guy to keep an eye out for is somebody they've started to get the ball in his hands. If you need a wide receiver this week running the football long pants or short passes. They've been getting the ball in the hands of Curtis Samuel. Yeah, man, Carolina's got a lot of fantasy dudes for a team. It's three and five and lost a couple of games. What about I think here the city is kind of the same story every week. Is there anything new to discuss off the problem is last week and and this is what we didn't anticipate Ross what we didn't anticipate and and we I should have known this is so dumb. The Jets were a pass filter defense. They've much easier to throw on than run on this year. And every time you see in the NFL such a lopsided spread, you know in the NFL ten points is a lopsided spread. That was a 20 point spread. You're like, oh that teams just going off the ball and no Kansas City is like look, they're easier to throw on the Jets are than to run on we're going to throw the ball Patrick Mahomes those five touchdown passes me. Call Harmons gotten off a little bit. We got to check the status of Sammy Watkins. Those are some of the secondary guys that you can get in your lineup Edwards aware though. I have a feeling they're going to run the ball a little bit more this week and Edwards alarm continues to be a better job. 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You know, this is a guy in Jake Luton who I know are Guy Greg Cosell likes quite a bit and I'm sure you'll talk about him with with with Greg but they they open up the offense. That's good news for DJ Chark. I'm probably going to be a little bit leery of going all out on the Jaguar passing game, but I'm going to put DJ Chark in my line up as a wide receiver three, even though he had been a pretty significant downgrade but the guy you keep rolling with his James Robinson who unbelievably has been the fantasy Rookie of the Year through half this season. That's far. So, it's DJ Chark, it's James Robinson. That's kind of where I'm at with with the Jacksonville Jaguars Joe. What about Houston on the other side? They still have will Fuller. Yeah, they do. They could not agree with the deal to the with the Packers on compensation and look. This is a great great matchup. If if you want the the Houston Texan passing game. I think you can double stack this passing game. A fast according to football Outsiders the Jacksonville Jaguars had the League's worst pass defense by dvoa. So this is a basically they're dvoa says their pass defense is nearly 40% off the average pass defense in the NFL will Fuller Brandin Cooks even Randall Cobb, and obviously DeShaun Watson are among the best plays with the entire week. Looking forward very much to Baltimore and Indianapolis Ravens and the Colts we talked about it last week about the Ravens offense being a little off Joe. They were able to run game going. It was just Lamar Jackson's turnovers that killed him, but they finally really got that run game turning the other words of all teams. Yeah, and I wonder if like they were just being a little bit cute Ross with the three man running back rotation. Like, you know, like I thought maybe just working in marketing grown men working in Dobbins and working in Edwards and none of them are getting into a rhythm wage seems like this year every time Dobbins has touched the football he's gained like Twenty Yards and I don't understand why they're not giving them the bomb or maybe that game is a little bit of a wake-up call, but the fact of the matter is the March X is not throwing football very well and not you know, he's not offsetting it enough with his legs to be an elite elite fantasy option that you drafted him to be. I'm not telling you you don't start Lamar Jackson, but he is he has no job In the elite option that you expect him to be mostly because he's not throwing the ball very well. And you saw Hollywood Brown's comments after the game on Twitter. Why do you have these soldiers? If you're not going to use them? That's what he said soldiers actually Soulja S. I kind of went to Hollywood. I mean, I don't know what's going on with this past game. But Greg Roman, maybe the offensive line and it sold them down Ronnie Stanley on IR just a just a bad bad offense for Baltimore right now. Nobody's saying they're done. They're 5 to but this is another tough match up for Baltimore office. I'm considering Dobbins and Gus Edwards presuming marketing room doesn't play kind of an rb2 and then an rb3 Dobbins and our be too and and Edwards and rb3 Hollywood Brown is a follow-up receiver. This point Market a Mark Andrews is not getting it done the way you want them to and you kind of just have to keep starting all these guys though because the the dearth of options that you have else part. What about on the other side with the Colts? Well, there's one thing you have to talk about with with Indianapolis. By the way, T Y Hilton is not practicing recording this on Wednesday. He's not practicing today. He's been useless for fantasy is is but the thing the focus for the Colts has to be backfield. What's going on with Jonathan Taylor. Jordan Wilkins comes out was the hot hand and Frank Reich was like we're going to ride the hot hand. That was Jordan Wilkins. That was Nineteen and that's problematic. That is hugely problematic. So Jordan Wilkins 19 Hines, I think these guys are Flex options at best. But Jonathan Taylor is a low-end rb2 right now Frank Reich said, he might have been playing to an ankle injury. I'm not really sure what the heck's going on. But this is an ugly three-man rotation in that backfield and Jonathan Taylor has not ceased that backfield the way we thought he was going What about Kaden's receivers and you mentioned to you I yeah t y is going to be out. I mean, I guess he can take a shot on Zach Pascal Michael Pittman played last week, but unfortunately, it's not really a situation where I'm comfortable using one of these or by the way Michael Pittman conscience one pass for 6 yards despite playing 58% of the snaps. So it wasn't a great game for him the receiver. I probably feel best about for the Colts and I mean this is very very narrow is Mo alie-cox the tight end but he's just a low-end tight and start you can take a shot on Trey Burton as well. They've been running some Wildcat with him but this is an ugly passing game at least in terms of use and Philip Rivers was played pretty well. Right, right. Okay Seattle at Buffalo, but the bills ran the ball better than they have all year. Seahawks defense actually was a little bit better. What do you think? Yeah, the Seahawks game. Carol says we're getting there we're getting there defensively and it had been awful but it has gotten a little bit better in Buffalo a struggling a little bit. So I'm I'm still a little curious what's going on with the bills in the passing game. However, like you said they ran the ball really well last week and I think Zack Moss. Hey props to Devin Singletary for also stepping up last week cuz he hasn't had a very good year but I think Zack Moss has shown that he deserves to be a big part of this backfield. I think a moss and and Singletary or both Flex options. And in the passing game you kind of just have to roll with Josh Allen who has been running the ball a little bit more. I didn't think he had a terrible game by any stretch of the imagination a couple of weeks ago. He did not have a good game against the Patriots even though he ran for a touchdown the weather might have been a factor there as well. But Stefon Diggs and frankly Cole Beasley are the two best options in this passing game right now. Seattle on the other side Seattle is as narrow a fantasy team is it gets DK Metcalf as the new Terrell Owens you play Tyler Lockett every week. You play Russell Wilson every week. The only question is and we don't offer us on Wednesday. What is the status of Chris? Carson Carlos Hyde in That backfield DJ Dallas came through for you for Fantasy. He scored two touchdowns, but it wasn't a huge fantasy outing uh off for him. Otherwise, he got me hands on a couple of times, but he didn't look he didn't look even look great, but he got the job done. I like that Joe. I thought the saying I like that comparison a lot D came up is the new Terrell Owens. I kind of I mean because that's what he looks like to me. It's amazing Denver is at Atlanta the Broncos rallied against the Chargers Lindsay was back. How about them from a fantasy? Standpoint Phillip Lindsay man. Let me tell you something. I don't know if I see any teams beat writers going to bat for a guy off. On a more consistent basis than Broncos beat writers go to bat for Phillip Lindsay. They love the guy. He's like the East the heart and soul of a team. They say he creates big place from that 55,000 run really starts parked there really sparked their comeback in that game against the Chargers. Look Phillip. Lindsay is a better player than Melvin Gordon right now, but you have to keep in mind exactly what I'm saying before the season Melvin Gordon was in on those final drives for the Broncos because they view him as the better pass-catcher. He caught six passes in that game against the Chargers. So both of these guys are kind of took me to use for me. They're going to keep running the football keep an eye on the status of Tim Patrick the wide receiver for Denver keep an eye on him because he kind of developed into Drew locks. Go-to-guy wage is obviously a good matchup against Atlanta Jerry jeudy, there's something missing I think lock didn't play well for three quarters and then played well on the 4th. Is that sustainable for lock and he build on that and Noah Fant is a game. I will tell you that in one at this point. On the other side Atlanta Falcons, they show me something in that window over Carolina. Usually a pretty narrow fantasy team where you got? Yeah, Todd Gurley kind of has to be in your lineup at this point, but boy, he is moving like molasses. I mean he is not looking good out there moving so slowly and Brian Hills had some burst to him. I wonder if he's going to play a little bit more. So Todd gurley's a low-end rb2. I'm not saying you can play Brian Hill but just keep that in mind that that he looks like he's got more burst to him than does Todd Gurley. Julio Jones is in your lineup, but obviously the big guy to watch is Calvin Ridley name is his foot going to heal up in time to play in this game. Remember they did play last Thursday. So he's got a better shot and and Hayden Hurst at tight end again, you know, you mentioned George Kittle is out potential the season and Hearst is somebody that you could consider using each and every week at this stage with the tight end position really narrowing. That'll do it for episode number one of the fantasy Feast eatin podcast. We still gotta get to raiders-chargers Cowboys Steelers Dolphins Cardinals. How about that suck matchup Saints and the Bucks and Monday night jets-patriots ill but we still got to talk about it because we go through every game here on the fantasy Feast Life as a reminder to take advantage of the Draft Kings off or send it to me Ross at Ross Tucker., I'll sign a picture card for you guaranteed and get more of Joe and the cast of thousands fantasy points.com. 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#311 Robert Saleh, Jared Goff, Eagles, Steelers/Ravens & Ask Zac

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#311 Robert Saleh, Jared Goff, Eagles, Steelers/Ravens & Ask Zac

"Oh my goodness. Good morning. Good afternoon. Whatever it is for you. I hope you're having a fantastic day. My name is Zach shomler. This is strong opinion sports package. 311. And today I'm wearing a really dark green shirt. I'll be honest. I shamelessly I decided to pick Comfort over look today. I am I guess is it's too dark to really stand out against the dark blue background where I'm about to move the studio all around and fix and stuff and make it look better out if it'll look better it'll sound better in my opinion. And so am I don't know screw it. I don't even know if I'm doing any breakouts from this episode like on YouTube. I think a lot of this is going to be a full podcast, which is you better listen to the full episode cuz I don't know that a lot of the stuff I have to say is going to break into little biased statements. I'm going to kind of go around and ramble and have fun with it and enjoy football. I I want to start today kind of bragging actually. This is nothing to do with sports, but I'm really birth. Out I fix my washing machine. I spent the early part of the week doing that where I like I pulled it all apart. The drum was all exposed, you know at lean the top part the head leans back You Pull It Forward. It's like a Kenmore something and pull up on YouTube how to do it and what to do and pulled it all apart using tools and I fixed it and I just pay a proud. I don't want you to know that your favorite sports hosts. Hopefully your favorite. I'm not your favorite wrong with you right just kidding you can like whoever you want do whatever you want. But I fixed it. I was really proud. I fixed the washing machine. I wasn't alone. Shout out to my girlfriend Elizabeth. She helped me. We you know, she was holding stuff for me and took me and but she she was actually sometimes even giving me directions cuz she was watching the video along with my steps doing it. But yeah fix a washing machine kind of my one of my favorite moments of twenty-twenty were like, yeah. I caught something a proud. I did it like yeah like a really bad. I felt good. I want to dive into sports today. I want to talk about and this looks kind of good. I'm rolling my sleeve up looks shockingly good. It's got the white underneath and who I like I like how this looks I wish the shirt was brighter. Like if they show it was blue and we're like every single episode cuz it's comfy. It looks I think it looks pretty good the way it fits Mike my body and my cut but I wish it was like a lighter color so I could wear it more often on the podcast jump in today on Sunday. The Forty Niners beat the Rams. They beat them twenty three to twenty the Rams won. It was a close game. It was twenty two twenty with three minutes at eleven seconds left. Both teams actually had a possession at the end of the game. The Rams had the ball, they couldn't do anything Jared Goff Mister thrower to to throws the two key throws at the end of the game. He'd missed and took it move the ball. So the 49ers got the ball first intent on their own 20-yard line with 2 minutes and 10 seconds left. And the 49ers backup quarterback, Nick Mullens drove him down the field with the help of Deebo Samuel Forty Niners drove into field-goal range the kicked the game-winning field goal as time has expired and the 49ers won. They beat the LA Rams a big win because man La the Rams looked like a playoff team and the Forty Niners are decimated by injuries. And I think my number one take away from this game. First of all, I'm really curious to kind of see as time unfolds. What the future of Jared Goff is you remember? He's the Rams starting quarterback and he's a good point in his career where he's in here five and he's fine. He's very much fine. Right nothing. I can't really go. He's awful. He's making terrible mistakes. I can't really harp on that page and I wouldn't like he's fine. Right and his job is probably not in danger. He's the starting quarterback of the Rams. He's safe. He feels good. He solid and Jared Goff is very very talented dog. He occasionally makes a throw that makes me go. Wow. That's a it's a dime occasion when I watch is Jared Goff I go. Oh boy. That's beautiful. And he's got a great coach Sean McVay. The coach of the LA Rams is a great offensive coordinator. He's just a I think I also like the way he manages people and players season like a good players coach and I I do feel like at times Sean mcvay's genius as a play-caller as a coach as a designer of an offense as a coach in general overseeing the whole team occasion. I feel like the genius of Sean McVay gets wasted because he's coaching Jared Goff. There are occasional moments when I go man, what's going on? How do you miss that? Throw? How do you do? How do you do this? How do you it's not I can't be like man. She took it stretches of his career. He's terrible. It's nothing like that like these he's nowhere near trubisky. He's got way more a way higher ceiling way more Talent as he good stuff and Jared Goff occasionally I go well, but I do sometimes. And then can go man. Does Jared Goff want to be a great quarterback? Like what is Jared Goff want? What are his goals? Cuz he seems happy. He lives in La he's got a nice house. He Got a good job. He's very secure. He's made money. He's Jared. Goff is very very safe. But sometimes he plays like a guy who knows he's very very safe and he doesn't appear to be hungry to take the next step forward. I I I might be reading it wrong. I don't know if person I'm not trying to attack the guy but you certainly I haven't seen a lot enough progression and growth from him on the field to go. Wow. He's clearly working his butt off diving into detail watching film trying to get better every single week. I don't see that I I almost feel like there's a this is again. I'm speculating here. It feels like there is a bit of complacency. Which Eric. He's happy. He's good. He's solid wage. I remember a couple of years ago, Joe Flacco the Ravens quarterback felt safe, but then he was mediocre for too long. And he got replaced if you're safe, and you feel safe. That's a problem. I think I don't think Tom Brady's ever felt safe in his life think Tom Brady is always felt like I have to grind to get after to keep my spot to fight harder and keep going off. And I'll never forget there was a moment. When earlier this year the Washington football team played the Rams and Alex Smith played in the game as a big deal kind of probably the start of is what we'll be back Player of the Year award season for him where he really he came back. He had some good yardage. He did very very well and number Alex Smith is coming back from a horrifically leg injury. And Jared Goff is actually the person that pointed out I talked about something after that game. But Jared Goff is the person that pointed out. You know, what Jared Goff pointed out after the Rams Washington game. He said Jared said man off this made a lot of money. He doesn't need to be there. And Outlook Jared goff's totally right? That's a good assessment. Oh, wow. I mean Alex if it didn't need to come back and fight that hard. And and maybe that means something maybe it doesn't I don't know but it's interesting to me that Jared Goff was thinking that in that moment cuz I certainly wasn't thinking wow, Alex Smith doesn't need to be here. I was I was inspired by the way, he fought back but I never thought man. I never I never occurred me. Like if Alex mid doesn't want to come back and just want to play again. He doesn't have to why is that what Jared Goff thought? Maybe it's coincidence. Maybe it means nothing. I'm just saying stuff out loud, but why was that in the back of your house might? I don't know. And it makes me curious. Where is Jared Goff going to be five years from now? I don't know. Does Derek Hough want to work really really hard to take a step forward to get to the next level as a quarterback? Is he hungry? Where's Jared Goff going to be five years from now is going to be Joe Flacco a guy who felt very safe played mediocre for too long gets replaced. Is he going to take the next step forward? I mean, I think it's very rare and and it's not I think it is very rare in a quarterback's career. After year 5 to take another big step forward usually by your five, you know who they are. And that's what they are the rest of their career. It's it's really hard to keep getting better. After that time. It happens. I'm not I'm not trying to say Jared Goff can't get better but it feels like he's plateaued and it's I guess I would ask em and spins where Jared Goff is where he's at right now. He never gets better from this moment. Is that what you are for the next ten years? I mean, you're not terrible. He's he's fine with occasionally playing very good, right? That's not the worst place to be as an NFL team. But Jared Goff doesn't ever get better again. Is that what you want long-term? I don't know. I don't have the answers here. I know that's what I would want long-term and it certainly would feel like man this amazing coach. Sean. McVay wife has a quarterback. He's plateaued. He's not really fighting to keep getting better. And that's just disappointing cuz Sean McVay, I mean imagine if Sean McVay coached Patrick Mahomes or a guy with a talent like Jordan love or just in her if he was the coach of the other team in LA with Justin Herbert. Oh my goodness, right? Yeah. There's so much more physical Talent there. And I guess I'm just curious is I'm asking a question here. Is Jared Goff Rich complacent mediocre and happy? How hungry is he to keep getting better? I don't know. I'm asking questions here, but I'm curious to see what's going to happen in Jared Goff future down the road. Is he gonna keep getting better is he is he just Plateau to this was not going to be that the rest of his his career. I don't know but I'm really fascinated to see what happens in the future of Jared Goff. So the 49ers beat the Rams and I got a couple of times with a 49er. First of all Deebo Samuel made a huge impact coming back to play for the 49ers. He's been out since week 7 had a hamstring injury. I believe I think I'm getting that right hamstring injury. I know it since week 7 he had in this game against he had 11 catches for a hundred thirty-three yards had a huge play on the 49ers final touchdown and field-goal drive to give them the lead obviously game-winning field goal. He had this big play. We're caught us right after the catch got him into field-goal range had a couple other plays were like, yeah one play where He was he broke a tackle and made a huge run after the catch. He made some good catches. I really I walked away very very impressed with Deebo Samuel and I really like him. I think he's awesome and he he's really he's great in all aspects of the office where they're it's running the ball, whether it's blocking whether it's catching passes. I mean, he really does everything on Deebo Samuel the name that I think doesn't get a lot of respect around the league but Nash and is he an impact player for San Francisco? Now, do you know where the unsung hero of the 49ers is the unsung hero of the 49ers is Robert Saleh. He's the 49ers defensive coordinator, and he does not get enough credit in my mind. And eventually he's going to get job offers and eventually there's got to be people saying hey Robert Saleh. I want you to leave San Francisco be our head coach. And personally I hope that Robert Saleh. I mean if I if I control the world if I was God, I would say Robert Saleh never leave Kyle Shanahan. I really liked them together. They are a great pair. Kyle Shanahan gets a lot of the credit and most of the critics he's head coach took Robert Saleh and Kyle Shannon. Let's not mince words. They're our team. They work together. Kyle works the office, Shannon calls the plays and Designs The Outfits Roberts Allah is in charge of the defense and man. He's got a sweet gig off where I mean, they're better together Robert Saleh Kyle Sheehan and they're better as a team working together on the same team than they would be separately. And it does feel inevitable that some day. These two coaches are going to go their separate way eventually Roberts. I was going to become a head coach in my it's gonna when you're this good for this long eventually. It's going to happen. But I really hope not I really really hope that I mean man, they study it reminds me of the coaches at Clemson and I think what I'm about to say is going to get aged very crazy cuz at some point Brent venables is going to leave South Carolina and I guess Clemson's where coaches in South Carolina. He's going to leave and he's gonna go the head coach somewhere else on his own cuz Brent venables is an incredible right now. He's the defensive coordinator of the Clemson Tigers Dabo swinney's head coach and Dabo Swinney and Brent venables together. Oh my GIF won national championships. Literally, they're phenomenal phenomenal pairing. Add Clemson as a highest-paid coaching staff in all of college football. They recognize the value of Brent venables. They pay him to keep him around, a great coach and I really want to see the same thing happen with the 49ers in Robert Saleh pay him to keep him around do not let that guy walk out of your building. He's a great defensive coordinator. He had some of the stuff he did against the the Rams this week. I went. Wow. I just it's brilliant. I mean, there's a reason why San Francisco would beat the Rams twice this year. I'm always a playoff team. San Francisco might have been before the injuries, but man even a backup quarterbacks and all kinds of injuries on offense. The Forty Niners defense has stayed really good. And even with injuries on defense, they're still still really good. Like they're keeping they're just they're they're are really good unit together and it starts at the top with Robert Saleh. And again both Kyle Shanahan Robert Saleh are better together than they would be separately. But also I would warn Robert Saleh Robert Saleh ever decides to leave and is considering to go going to be head coach somewhere. Remember Robert Saleh. I would tell you you're a defensive-minded head coach if you're ever head coach. You'd be a defensive head coach in a quarterback driven League quarterbacks or you need everything if you don't have a quarterback and we've seen a lot of good defensive coaches. Go to the Gobi head coach job, not heavy quarterback and get fired and not have success. Why is that? I get I guess cuz the quarterback matters right but I would point out as long as you're working with Kyle Shanahan on the same team. There's always going to be somebody taken care of the quarterback. The quarterback position is never something Robert Saleh needs to worry about as long as he's the defensive coordinator with the same team as Kyle Shanahan coach. Because man, Kyle's offenses. They always run the ball very well. That's good for the defense especially in San Francisco. They run the ball very, well. Kyle Shanahan was like a wizard at creating running lanes and running the football. You learned a lot from Lana. So running about helps our defense against Kyle Shannon always has good quarterback who's winning games with a backup quarterback, Nick Mullens. He's beating a playoff team l a i I go man, Robert Downey. You want to leave again? I the longer Robert Saleh and Kyle Shanahan Stay Together the better it is for both of them. The more successful day will be and the way they would look if I'm Kyle Shannon. I am kissing. I'm doing everything I possibly can to be very kind of hey Robert you need lunch. Hey you want to talk? How can I would do a job and keep the guy in the loop and keep him around cuz man, he makes your team so much better and her Robert Saleh. I hope you recognize man. You're lucky to be paired with Kyle Shanahan who takes care of the offense. You always have a great offense all wage. score points to help your defense and if I was Robert Saleh, you're going to be are you ever going to be in a hurry to leave the 49ers to leave a great coach at Kyle Shannon with a good quarterback who again, it seems like no matter who plays quarterback. They're they're well-coached and successful. And you're going to leave San Francisco for what the Jets job the Lions, but Lana maybe Atlanta that at least have a quarterback there. I don't know. I I really truly believe that Robert Soliz got a good situation and it's going to be really hard to find a better situation than he has in San Francisco. They just bought a a pay him more keep him there. But I really want to see Robert Saleh stay in San Francisco. Keep that job and keep doing it for a long time. I beat this to death, but I really truly believe that. now Kyle Shanahan right now in my opinion I believe he's the NFL coach of the year and a lot of people have been saying well, it's going to be Brian Flores the coach in Miami or Mike Tomlin who's undefeated in Pittsburgh or even sean McVay in LA and those aren't very good answers. Although I would point out that Sean. McVay is lost not once but twice this year to Kyle Shanahan, so I don't know how you could pick Sean McVay over Kyle. Shanahan makes no sense to me. So the Forty Niners are five and six they're they're don't have a winning record right now. They have beat the Rams twice this year. And the 49ers have been decimated by injuries just plagued with them. And they played three different quarterbacks this year Jimmy Garoppolo. CJ beathard and Nick Mullens. I mean, they've had a rotating cast at every position even quarterback and it's incredibly hard in with the backup quarterback. Let alone your third string quarterback and make that work and they have they've made it work to some degree and I mean they beat a ram seem that's likely a playoff team with a backup quarterback and so impressive to me. And they beat a Rammstein. That's a playoff team with practice squad players. Oh, yeah, Kyle Shanahan's doing a great job. And so in my opinion if you get to 8 and 8 if he has a winning record in San Francisco with what's gone on in in the 49ers franchise this year to me if that happens if they have a winning record in San Francisco, I go east Coach of the Year. How do you how could you possibly dispute that? And even with a losing record right now in five and six, I still go. That's the most impressive coaching performance. I've seen all year teleport overcome with they've come to keep fighting way. They fought to still be competitive at this point in the year with the amount of people. They've lost I I just I really find it unbelievable and I think the best coaching job we've seen all year and 20/20 is Kyle Shanahan wage. There's five games left. We'll see how it stands at the end of the year. But right now even with a losing record, Kyle Shannon is in fact my NFL coach of the year as it stands right now. Okay. The steelers-ravens game finally happened six days after was initially scheduled a member of supposed to be on Thursday then Monday then Tuesday, then yesterday and Wednesday the game finally happened. It was earlier in the day like a matinee. If you didn't see it here a couple of my favorite moments. It was kind of an ugly game. But these were the moment that stood out to me number one Trace McSorley the Ravens third string quarterback had a 70-yard touchdown pass due Marquis Hollywood Brown really cool moment. I want to give a shout out to trace McSorley. There's actually YouTube channel or account. I guess that always comments on my videos on YouTube saying hey, I tend to be transmitted so early I love it. So hey, what's up Trace McSorley. I hope you comment on this video. You're awesome. I love you. Thanks for being around. I also would recommend go. Listen to the song Trace McSorley Song by Maddie brush. It's fun. It's silly look it up. I listen to this morning. I was like, this is just I was reminded like oh, yes was really really fun. So seeing Trace McSorley who's kind of a meme do very well. Oh, that's awesome. I love that. And I didn't do didn't do very well. But he had a long touchdown that to me that that's very cool. There was also a fun sequence in this game where a funds may be the wrong word. Interesting, maybe crazy weird odd. The Ravens have the ball. second-and-goal with 26 seconds left before halftime and they run the ball they get stuffed and there's a big pile at the one-yard line. So second ago from the one-yard line twenty six seconds left. They run the ball good stuff giant pile on the ground dead and the Steelers just keep laying on the ground. Like we're not getting up there just laying over each other like interlocked on the ground just like oh we can't get up where it's too hard where we can't possibly get up here in a pile on the ground and the Box just tick tick tick tick ticking away and twenty seconds go by Twenty whole seconds. The clock is out of three seconds before the Ravens can finally run to play cuz the Steelers just literally laid on the ground not getting off and the Ravens couldn't stop the wall again 3 seconds left. They snapped the ball. They throw the ball to the end zone. It's incomplete halftime halftime. The clock is run out. It's halftime and arguable you can argue with that. It should have been a penalty for delayed game by the Steelers defense. And I and I If that had been called a delay a game penalty would have totally understood I would not have argued it would have been like yeah that makes sense to me but it also didn't mind the no call and I would say that anybody's mad about that. No call I would I would argue with the rebuttal saying that the Baltimore Ravens did a really poor job managing their managing their time off before half-time. I was watching the 49ers Rams game and going into the final drive for the 49ers. They needed they have like two minutes and ten seconds left on the clock then to drive 80 yards to try to get zone or kick a field goal and Kyle Shanahan still had all three timeouts available. They had all three timeouts tell the final moments when they needed to use them. And so I point out that part of football is being able to manage time and managing your time outs and before halftime by that moment the ram the Ravens had wasted all them if I said Rams I meant Ravens if I said Rams. And the Steelers were smart. They kind of had a Savvy move for their stayed in a pile. They made they slowly got up as if it was hard to pull the bodies off of the pile and I would not again. I would not have argued if there'd been a penalty in favor of Baltimore here. But I also thought it was okay. There was a no-call partially simply because man the Ravens didn't do a good enough job managing the clock and taking care of things and you decided to run the ball with 26 seconds before halftime on the one-yard line. Like I is that the smartest thing, you know, he's throw the ball once before he tried to run I don't I just didn't understand and agree with all the clock management by Baltimore and so I didn't have a lot of sympathy for them when maybe they got screwed over by the clock. Now this was not the prettiest game Lamar Jackson did not play RG3 started for the Ravens RG3 was seven 412 passing had a meager 33 yards passing with no touchdowns had a pick-six through a bad interception got taken back for a touchdown by Joe Haden and the Steelers won. So now the Steelers are 11:00 to no. And a lot of people walked away from this game concerned about Pittsburgh saying man the Steelers they barely beat Baltimore, they 1:19 to 14 like what's going on? And I don't know like my dad literally called me. My dad was like well Zach don't you think the Steelers are not very good and I'm like, well Dad no offense. You don't know much of anything about football, but my whole thought was meant the Ravens off our Their their division rival the Ravens coaching staff knows Mike tomlin's coaching staff very very well Pittsburgh and Baltimore. These are teams that play each other twice a year for years and it's been the same coaching staff for years. They know each other intimately and pretty much anytime you get a Steelers Ravens game. Even on a year where one team is bad and one is good. It's always interesting and competitive. They just know each other too. Well, they're not have a good game one thing. You also have to remember context to your matters. This was a weird game. When's the last time the NFL played a game on a Wednesday? Can you I don't remember as it happened before it might have literally never happened before yesterday. So I it's a weird situation you got covid-19 and people in practicing who was going to play people the day before got taken off out of the game for the covid-19. Kansas City, for example that's we're losing Bud Dupree is going to really matter later down the road playing against a really good team what you need every single horse you possibly have in the stable. So it's an unfortunate choice, but I didn't walk away from the Ravens game going man. The Steelers are terrible. They struggled on offense. They a drops look out of sync. They haven't practiced very much. They're playing a team that knows him very well. I don't know. I really I don't buy into it, but I also think you have to remember Part of what makes a good football team is being able to overcome your bad game. Every team has a bad game or two every year. A really great team can overcome the bad game. We see this in college football every year. We're even the Alabama's and the Clemson's of the world have a bad game where something goes wrong and they're not perfect. You have to be able to overcome that moment and keep it going and what I learned from Pittsburgh as well, even when they're playing badly. They can overcome that and they did every year A Team a moment ABS or team plays badly. They're really really good day. We saw Pittsburgh's and they were okay. They got through it. They won the game. I don't know. I look at Pittsburgh and go they got a great head coach Hall of Fame head coach Hall of Fame quarterback. Who's still playing pretty wealthy Big Ben is getting really kind of shafted here. People are very much understanding how well Big Ben is back playing they've got a ton of weapons on offense. They have oh my gosh. They have Ray Ray McCloud. They have James Washington. They have what's the name of that guy from Notre Dame Claypool Claypool. They have you just makes you a stir. They have two good running backs. They've got an Eric Ebron a good tight and it's like so James Conner the running backs. There's another Benny Snell the running back mean there's just good all over the Pittsburgh offense. They've got a good offensive line. They got a phenomenal defense even without Bud Dupree. They're going to be really really good. So yeah, I just people keep saying like Pittsburgh do some. Good Quarterback coach weapons offensive line defense. I don't know how you doubt this team. I just I go. Yeah, they had a bad game. Every team has have had game the key is to get through that bad game and win anyway, oh Pittsburgh did so I don't know they're 11 to know and 11 and it was nothing to sneeze out of me people for whatever reason people like, well the teams that play or not very good. They won. I mean in the end of June in 2020 during covid-19. The ways they're winning are different and interesting and I I look at Pittsburgh and go they're a good team and I respect that. now in Monday Night Football the Seahawks beat the Eagles twenty-three 217 and first of all the player the game unequivocally was DK Metcalf the Seattle Seahawks receiver. He had ten catches 477 yards really the big story line off game was DK Metcalf. It wasn't a very interesting game in my opinion. Apparently before the game. The big story here is that apparently before the game Philadelphia's defensive coordinator. Jim Swartz went up to DK Metcalf said look kid. I was in Detroit with Calvin Johnson. You're not there yet. You're not Megatron yet. And Jim Schwartz as tried to kind of say he was giving him a compliment. I kind of understand what he's saying. Look you're going to be Megatron someday, like maybe he just holds Megatron to the same respect. I get it. GK apparently was angry. Like what do you mean? I'm not Megatron. Okay fine. Let me show you. Okay. I just stupid why Jim Schwartz felt the need to say that I do not understand and and so yeah, the biggest story from this game is Dick and Metcalf got criticized and then had a big game. Although I don't know it's as big as people like this kind of stuff happens all the time people talk trash constantly. It just happens at this time. You talk trash on the guy did really really well. So the story gets told that many how many coaches talk trash before game and the players are talking trash about it has a bad game or does nothing is insignificant like happens all the time. So I don't I don't think it's like the biggest deal in the world thing Pittsburgh. I think Philadelphia is really mad. Like, how could you but I it's not that big a deal to me as people are making it out to be but it is dead. The most interesting thing from this game now again other than DK Metcalf for me. This was not a very fun game to watch. They had ESPN. It's Monday Night Football. They have three-man Booth. I hate a three-man booth timings awkward. It's like winter people going to talk. When is it my turn? It doesn't feel right to me. And then the Eagles are just not a very fun football team to watch any time. I see the eagle wage. There's two teams right now that when I see them on the on the schedule I go. I don't want to watch that game. It's like I said three now, it's Chicago with Mitchell trubisky. It's the New York Jets and it's Philadelphia. I don't need any of those teams. I just they're not good. They're not fun. It's not exciting and there's a lot of bad football being played. Now on offense in particular the Eagles are they're struggling with their offensive line their strong a pass protection. You gotta kind of injuries. They don't have a lot of Talent OR weapons and I'm reaching a Breaking Point with the Eagles quarterback. Carson Wentz where I'm just like I I don't know how much longer I can keep doing this. I don't know. It makes me sad. I don't know when we're going to give up on him Carson doesn't look confident. His fundamentals are a mess and I'm starting to wonder when I watch him now and back of my head. I'm always thinking like In the backup quarterback Jalen hurts to better. Can you do a better job at quarterback? Can he be more accurate? Can Jalen hurts make better decisions? Probably and I'm I'm curious at what point is Philadelphia going to reach a Breaking Point and put Jalen hurts out there rather than Carson Wentz. I don't know. I know that Philly is in no hurry to replace them are expensive quarterback. I mean Carson Wentz is under contract at least until next year. There's an out in 2022, but they're also paying a lot of money. So if they're going to bench and they're paying a lot of money to not play that's long and confusing. Maybe they trade him. I don't know but I I personally would be like, let's get Jalen hurts in there maybe for the last five games of the year. Now. It's further complicated because they're in the playoff race in the NFC East which is even weirder. They shouldn't be they're terrible, but I I just meant I I'm ready for Jalen hurts personally. I want to see it happened. I think have to figure out what you have so that this offseason if you want to deal cars and went you can I'm sure somebody's going to be like, I'm sure that off the page or two like hey, we will give you a first-round pick for Carson Wentz. I mean that kind of deal could happen with Philadelphia and they gotta decide whether they want to take it or should take it. So I I don't know I think you play Jalen hurts soon as possible to figure out what he has but I also guess I would I guess understand you have them in practice every day. So if Jalen hurts is doing phenomenal and practice you would think that they would play him but also politics play A Part all the time. So, who knows? now do you want to say this group in Philadelphia and we'll give a shout out to Nick Foles as well. Nick Foles Carson Wentz the head coach the general manager. There were like they had a great year in 2017. They won the Superbowl. And with how we Roseman Doug Peterson Carson Wentz a Nick Foles played at the end of the year. Is it possible that that's just the best it's ever going to get in Philadelphia. They won a Superbowl time is worth a good it's awesome and it's over. I don't know. I'm asking questions here. It hurts now, but maybe at least they want a Superbowl and maybe that's the best it ever was going to be was that 2017 year where they want at all? I don't know. I don't really I don't have confidence that the Eagles are going to fix what they have. I mean, they're they're they wasted bad draft picks on receivers. They have the injuries go lower their aging Carson Wentz looks like a mess is a ghost right? I don't know. It's just a lot of stuff is going wrong in Philadelphia. And I don't I don't know that they can fix it with one or two moves. It feels like a bigger change is going to have to happen in Philadelphia. I think it starts at quarterback Carson Wentz. I don't trust them all. He's way too inconsistent of a decision maker again. I want to do with Jalen hurts house. I mean Jalen hurts is not as physically gifted maybe but man Jalen hurts is a good Vision maker and can run the ball. You can run a lot of interesting running games stuff. You probably wouldn't run with Carson Wentz. Oh, I don't know. I'm ready to move on from Carson Wentz least for this year and see what Jalen has. I don't we need to figure out if the Eagles going to keep their coach or their general manager? And it feels like a lot of changes are coming very very soon in Philadelphia. I just I want to change to happen this year now soon so we can see what they have in jail and hurts. All right. I'm going to take a short break when I returned want to talk about Tampa Bay and Kansas City will talk about the page where it's surprisingly beating the Arizona Cardinals and then we'll take a break again. We'll do it as exact at the end of the show. I think is a good question about like the Marvel Universe and there's another question. I'm really fired up about really it's going to be fun to talk about. I don't know. My name is Josh, I'm going to take a short break when I returned. We got other good stuff down the road. Hope you stick around. My name is actually taking a short break and I will be right back. All right. We are back over doing very very well on Sunday, Kansas City beat Tampa Bay 27-24 the Buccaneers lost to the cheesecake and it was a very solid game. Now. First of all, I want to say that I just love watching Kansas City play football. They play at such a high level. It's really fun. It's enjoyable especially during twenty-twenty when you got covid-19 injuries, not a normal year. It's not a lot of high-level football being played all over the NFL and so watching Kansas City feels like a treat every time I get to do it and it's again because of that unusual year covid-19 Ruiz, it's hard to make any kind of prediction. But I will say it's very likely and I think I would almost almost I don't want to guarantee again. You can't you can't guarantee anything this year. I would be shocked if we didn't see Kansas City against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship game in the NFL down the road home is his amazing. By the way, every time I watch the guy play I walk away just going man. This is just incredible. He does something every game and I'm really not something. It's it's how we play is just generally He's A Step Above everybody else. I mean when I watch Russell Wilson or Deshaun Watson, there's an occasional moment while I go. Oh, wow. We're in a cage really something occasional game where I go Russell Wilson was unbelievable or Deshaun Watson was unbelievable. But when I watch Patrick Mahomes, it's every single I just go she did what how he makes so many things that are difficult looking just effortless and easy. And I get he's just he's the best quarterback in the NFL and he's just a whole nother level above everybody. It's just so impressive to watch him every week and it certainly helps on a great team. I'm not trying to say like again if Russell Wilson was on break the city or Deshaun Watson on Kansas City. I don't know what we'd be saying about them. It'd probably be another thing of every week. It's unbelievable. But you have to just give them homes credit. He really is the best and there's a reason why he's life the way he is he's not overhype. He really just deserves all the praise and admiration adoration. He gets now. I want to give a shout out to Tyreek Hill in this game against Tampa Bay Ridge Hill at 13 catches. He had 269 yards three touchdowns. Just a ridiculous game for him and Carlton Davis. He's not a terrible Corner was really trying his best to God. I recycle and often Carlton Davis had some solid coverage, but when Patrick Mahomes just throwing literal perfect passes and at times as good as the coverage was a lot of the time Tyreek Hills catches were just even better. I mean he is like sometimes there's moments where Carlton Davis couldn't do any better and it was still a completed pass cuz it's a perfect throw into a tiny window Tyreek Hill ripped the ball away or I just he was winning contested situations so many times. So Shadow Tyreek Hill had a great game. And I mean he I just feel bad for Carlton gave his trying to guard him doing the best he could and he really was not match on on Sunday until they double-team, Tyreek Hill. Now Tampa Las to Kansas City and I don't hold the loss against Tampa Bay because they were supposed to lose in my opinion. That's a game like Kansas City is a better football team. I'm surprised it was as long as it was it was a three-point game. And right now the Buccaneers are really struggling with details where I mean particularly in office with the wrong routes or not getting your head around like on hot routes. We're off we're Antonia Brown for example is out of the backfield just didn't know if they Blitz I got to get my head around and wasn't looking for the ball. They've got some poor Blitz pickup and receiver. Mike Evans is a great example to where he's the guy that God has really struggled this year with Tom Brady and a lot of that in my opinion is because he's never been asked to do a lot mentally police. He's never asked you this much mentally where there's route adjustments and hot routes and you get your head around and there's all these little intricacies of the game the Tom Brady plays with that. I don't think Mike Evans ever had to deal with Mike Evans. Has always been his game has always been defined by his athletic ability. And so Mike Evans having a hard time adjusting to this offense into Tom Brady and all the little details that are necessary. He's like, I just go deep and you throw it up to me either I think is that element of that that's causing Mike Evans some problems early on that's why he's catching up and having a hard time with it. You gotta remember to Antonio Brown is new like literally joined a couple of weeks ago Leonard fournette joined the team late, right right at the training camp would have been happening Tampa Bay. They made too many mistakes to beat Kansas City in this game. They lost. I was like, yeah, of course, but I will say I mean credit needs to go to Tampa Bay. They're ever so slightly very very it's a slow process but they are making progress. I mean, they're getting better. Every time I watch them I go, you know, that's a little better from Tampa. It's a little more this little more bath and and the whole narrative the Tom Brady isn't good anymore. I just it's weird. Tom Brady's made some throws this year where I go. I mean listen to Tony Romo. Literally literally Tony Romo was talking about that game going. Yeah Brady's made some throws to see where you go. I just got some believe it's an unbelievably good throw now. There's only four games left for Tampa. There. You have a bye week week 13 coming up. The four games are played for Tampa Bay are Minnesota Atlanta Detroit and then the Falcons again for week 17. So right now the Buccaneers are going into their bi-weekly have time to watch film make adjustments, you know get healthier and currently if the playoffs happened today. Tampa Bay would be a wild-card team. I wanna remind you guys the Super Bowls in Tampa Bay this year. And if the playoffs started today the team that Tampa would be matched up against is the Green Bay Packers. Remember week 6 when the Green Bay Packers lost to Tampa Bay thirty eight to ten went and bought smacked Green Bay and Aaron Rodgers. I remember that and so I would not entirely count out Tampa Bay just yet. They were just really competitive against one of the best teams in the NFL Kansas City. They lost by three points off the Buccaneers keep making progress every time I watch them. It's a little bit better. It's still like frustratingly not quite there. But every time I watch Tampa Bay, it's a little bit better every single time and change this answer 9 and two all the attention is on New Orleans. But honestly if I'm a Saints fan, I would be hoping that my team doesn't play the Buccaneers again in the NFL playoffs because you beat them already twice this year. The last time you beat Tampa Bay by the way, New Orleans embarrassed the Buccaneers. And it's hard to beat any team three times in one year, but especially when they're angry after getting embarrassed last time you played them. And the Saints also struggled to push the ball downfield that Drew Brees. So call me crazy and I have no problem. If you want to call me crazy, but the Buccaneers could surprise people in the place. I know when they're going to figure it out. I think it's simple I really strongly believe that at some point. Tampa Bay is going to figure things out play cleaner and and make progress and just get over the hump and play really good and beat some really good football teams. And I don't know if that happens this year. Maybe not till next year. I don't know but they have a ton of Firepower. They're getting better. They've got a great quarterback. They've got a solid defense of good coaching. I just everyone wants to be the coach everyone to hate on this and people love to hate the Buccaneers I think part is cuz they have Tom Brady. I'm I'm not a doubter. I'm still I don't know when they're going to figure it out whether it's this year or next year. It could be next year. They needed a season maybe to figure things out. But every time I watch Tampa Bay, they get a little bit better make a little bit more progress. And so If I'm in the playoffs the last team I want to play is Tampa Bay. They're so unpredictable. They've got so many good players. I I just think man if you especially if I'm a Saints fan ago, man does our team match up very well with Tampa Bay and you might you might feel confident the Buccaneers. You beat the crap out of them. I understand that but if I'm a Saints fan I go the last thing I want to do is Page Tom Brady in the playoffs with Mike Evans Antonio Brown Chris Godwin Rob Gronkowski, like it's endless the amount of good players they have and they've got some good Defenders. I just think there's enough Firepower there with home showing Improvement every week that at some point. The Buccaneers are going to be very very dangerous as an NFL team. Okay on Sunday on Sunday the Patriots beat the Cardinals 2017 and look twenty-twenty has been weird here covid-19. And good football as a result stands out even more because there's so many bad games being played and bad football everywhere and teams look unprepared and I have missing key players and it's kind of took all year and I'm glad we have football. It's better to have Messi football than no football. But again good football when I see it I go. Oh boy. It stands out way more now. And the Patriots defense played some really good football on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals Bill Belichick's doing a really good job this year at keeping the Patriot Way along that discipline. They're known for the Patriots quarterback Cam Newton. I don't we're day. He was 9 4 18 passing only 84 yards two interceptions Camden New Jersey now is best registers running the football. He's not been particularly sharp this year part of that's cuz they got no weapons. I understand that but it was a weird game where New England was actually outgained on offense by over a hundred yards. Am gonna had 298 yards total total offense. The page is only at 179. The favorites also, they lost the turnover battle. They they they were just turnovers inefficient football some bad throws some weird stuff happened. Like I was not impressed with the Patriots offense at all. But the Patriots still won the game and why is that because of their defense their defense was awesome and the patrons got a goal-line stand before halftime where the hell'd Arizona out of the End Zone on a fourth-and-goal from like the 6-inch yard line that was impressive and the Patriots defense looks so well-coached and I walked away going man. Bill Belichick is giving a masterclass right now. I'm in coaching and discipline and I just I think Bill Belichick actually might be just enjoying coaching this year cuz there's no pressure. I mean the pressure's off expectations are low. It's dead covid-19. So he gets to just have fun and I think he's the kind of guy who likes working. He likes the chess match of football. So every time the page is a played this year. It was fun is watching them. What's their game plan? What are they doing? How are people executing? I think Bill Belichick actually a guy who I think truly loves football. It's just having the time of his life to be able to be carefree not worried about the pressure of winning and just doing the best he can I think actually loves it and the mind of Bill Belichick against Kliff Kingsbury was so much fun where they kept anticipating what the other one would do Zone coverage and then a scream would come and just back and forth back and forth. What is the other guy? You knew how am I going to react and anticipate what their next move is going to be? and I just Again, the page words were so disciplined on defense. You can call a great game and it's the coach can do all the right stuff at the Players off to execute and the players did they'd know big mental errors guys are actually getting at a high level. They're in the right spots. And this game was just a reminder to me that the page where its culture was still in place the Patriot ways still there and down to get more Talent this offseason with a a lot of salary cap room to spend they probably need I think they need a new quarterback. But this game was a reminder that New England's going to be back at some point out. There's a couple of things to Patriots defense did that. I really really liked watching a couple of times on passing Downs. They only had sometimes one or two guys, even in a three-point stance like the two nose tackles depending on what said they were off and and the rest of the linebackers and DBS and everybody would just be kind of walking around pre-snap like just just walk down to safety of linebackers Milling around if these Edge rushers just Hanging out and they'd be walking around intermingling and what that does it reminded me. A lot of the Steelers defense actually, it's what that does make it hard for the offensive line to know who to block who is the mic and what are the mic is we call it for 54 and then he moves out and he switched places and now it's the other guy and it's it's really confusing to make any kind of calls and you have to do a lot of Zone and stuff on the offensive line off and I really I just thought it was so impressed with the way the page was kept getting pressure and you know disrupting Kyler Murray by getting constant pressure because of that confusing front they were running off and then unsure passing Downs. Like there was a third and three for example where this kept happening a lot on short passing Downs where they're new. Hey, they're going to throw there an empty set and caliber would take the snap and be looking at direct and and if he looks left the guy the defender on the defense of line of left. We just start jumping just jumping up waving his hands around trying to get into the passing Lane while the other side rushes and one of them was tipped up in New Jersey. Something like it's really funny to watch the play where you watch this grown man. Just jumping swinging his arms all around and Kyler face not really trying to sack. I'm just trying to wait for the ball to come so we can knock it down and gain entrance also found a way of generating a free rusher off the left repeatedly where what they did is they lined up and both a gaps and a defender in both a gaps over top of the kind of read between the guards in the center. See a gap and then they tend to rush through through both the B gap between the left tackle and the left guard and that outside of left tackle in the C Gap and every time it happened was the left guard would cover the a gap the the interior defensive lineman. The left tackle would cover the B Gap and it left the C Gap wide open. So people just kept coming for free off the left side and this happened repeatedly, every time the Cardinals ran an empty said was what the page would call and they kept doing it over and over and over again generating pressure in Arizona didn't answer. They kept not they could be leaving themselves vulnerable to a guy coming free off the edge of Kyler Murray and I'm like wow. Are you not doing anything about this? It was very weird. And I think a lot of it was because of the confusion Upfront for Arizona anyway, and so I just walked away from this game going. Look the Patriots have really no offensive weapons of a quarterback who's struggling who's been subpar the best threat from Camden disability to run the ball. But the Patriots culture of discipline is still there. It's still in place and after they reload my whole take away from this game is man at some point New England's going to be back Bill Belichick is coaching his butt off. I think it's not getting recognized a lot the things he's doing and I think Bill's having a lot of a lot of fun actually and I I on paper you go back to England should not have won that game, but they did and why do they do it? Cuz if discipline and Bill Belichick coaching and I just go man, I think that bill has gotten this far in the air and it's still not getting respect he deserves for how good of a job he's doing in New England. All right. I'm going to take a short break away into Eternal to ask Zack. What are the questions about today? Let me find I don't have them up. I need to get my phone. I'm going to take a short break. I will be I will be right back. All right, we are back over doing very very well. It is time for ask Zack my favorite part of the show in case you don't know how it works you go to patreon.com forward slash Zach shomler. You give a dollar a month again $12 a year. It's very minimal. But a dollar a month gives you access to submit questions on Patron and you can't give more if you want to please do it literally home my rent but a dollar a month gives you access you send questions on patreon now, if you submit a question, I do not guarantee to read it on the podcast my only guarantees. I'll get every single question with my eyeballs. I picked the top cut off to read as many as I can to the end of every episode now, I'm trying to do that every episode. I like doing it that way better and I want to start to John know what am I know actually, you know, what I want to read first is a there was a fun interaction on patreon in the chat where Bobby wrote in with an impossible question. You said what's up Zach? I know this may be a bit of a challenge, but could you say one nice thing about the Jets? I need something to keep me going and these historically dark times. So I don't have anything positive to say about the Jets game franchise. Maybe that Adam gase is getting fired. But that's why I want to read email Taps reply you said changes coming and that's a good thing. I guess. It's totally true. Like I can praise the Jets other than to say like well hopefully things change and smile like through my teeth. Hope like MIT Wallace & Wallace and Gromit one of the characters goes like A big like T. Smile Bobby. I don't know. I don't have any answer for you, but I'm not upset of best changes coming and I guess that's good now John writes in and says hey Zach one last question. If it's too tough to answer then you don't have to walk the holidays are typically times of joy for family, but it's but for some it's not and it can be a tough reminder or lonely. What was your first Christmas like about your brother? So you may not know four years ago. My little brother died almost five years ago now, February 8th, 2016 and Monday, honestly, this is weird holidays have never been a big deal to me. I actually my first Christmas without my little brother like it was weird, but I wasn't living at home. It wasn't like I was sitting at a kitchen table without him. I didn't it wasn't like a sense of he wasn't there. You know what I mean? I didn't I actually didn't probably probably handled better than you would think the day there was a hardest for me. Without my little brother was when I got to 100000 subscribers on YouTube and I was very excited was like a big like one of the highlights of My Life as a big freaking deal so pumped and that's the moments. I miss my little brother the most jobs like the highlights where I'm like man, I wish you could see me now where she could talk to me now like when I get married someday, it's going to suck my brother's never going to see me get married and never going to see that moment. We were so close and I think if you could see me today, he would love the show. He would love you guys. He'd love hate Ronnie love all of it. And I think he would he would love what I'm doing and feel I think I think he'd be proud of me. And so Yeah, holidays. I want to answer cuz holidays aren't I'm not I don't really like holidays. I'm kind of neither here nor there. I've kind of made my own family and my own life where a lot of the family I would consider them family is not blood relatives there people that I've I've chosen and so that's way more meaningful anyway, so that's who I hang out with on holidays anymore. I don't I don't know but I know that the highlights of my life the best moments of my life for the ones I miss my brother often the most always kind of in a dark way a little bit tainted with man. If only he could have been here only could have seen that and that's that's on a new John Luke writes in He says hi Zach love the show. So here's my question to you your local wizard approaches you and proposes the following deal. You will be followed by a crew of Mexicans soccer commentators who will do play-by-play with their signature Augusto enthusiasm of your daily life for a week. If you can go the whole week without snapping out them. He will reward you with enormous wealth the wizard will home. He also realizes this is quite a difficult Challenge and offers you the possibility of inflicting. This long week was week-long. Kerfuffle upon your most hated enemy. So do you do it off if you don't who is the Pro or son-of-a-gun you're going to be sending this torment to? Jean-Luc course I like the thought of like he's drinking and he's drinking any stricter gun. He's done. Like I don't know what they would do. But like, you know the boss know what they would do in my life for that. Like there's a fun thought that I can't say on this show. I'm sure there's like some moments where like they would honestly I don't think it'd be that annoying and I think it would be annoying after a while. But I read this question when man sounds like an easy way to get rich. I like I mean, it'd be weird you'd give up your privacy. Like I imagine they're watching you shower like they're always they're right. They're always be around and you have no privacy for you for a week people yelling at you. Like I've been doing the show and this these Mexican dude speaking Spanish. It would just be talking behind me to make no sense and be like, look it's a week of this so I can get I don't care. So if that was if that was ever a possibility, I could handle that no problem because it's like well the reward is worth it, right? I I think I do way. Like I do way harder things to get rich, you know, I mean like I would happily way harder things if it's like, hey, if you do this one thing you're incredibly wealthy afterward you mean I'd buy property in Hawaii. I keep doing strong opinion Sports to give them a wealth of the use of Hawaii and that's what I just I want to live in Hawaii. That's what I want to do some day and I absolutely I would do that now. So yeah if I had Mexican dudes yelling Spanish and i e r as if they were soccer commentating my life I could do that and I think no problem. It'd be annoying and again the Privacy part to be the weirdest part of that but I whatever like if I know I'm gonna get wealthy after wage. Yeah, I'll do I'll put up with it and I don't really have any enemies. I don't really wish ill on anyone. So there's no one I would also like if it's your enemy and you give them that do they get the money to you know, I mean like I did not know that I wish on anybody and I don't know that I wish on anybody. So I No, no, I don't think I would give it to anybody. I think it was take for myself and say mad given that money when it's over Carter says where do you think Detroit should send Stafford? So this is not a lot of people been asking about this. I chose Carter's here cuz Carter's was the most fun to answer where A lot of people are saying where do you want staffer to go? That's how I this question says Where should Detroit send Stafford? So I want to see Matthew Stafford go to like Pittsburgh or New England because that makes sense cuz their home team trading to the AFC. I'd love to see him in San Francisco with Kyle Shanahan the be amazing like watching Kyle Shanahan coach Matthew Stafford with that roster. Oh my gosh you defying. But also the Lions should worry about anything other than themselves. So where should the Lion's trade Matthew Stafford? They trade him to the highest bidder. I mean whoever gives you the most and the biggest Haul is where you send Matthew Stafford. We're about yourself. Whatever the highest amount of draft picks of the best players. You can get that's where I should send Matthew Stafford who cares if it's anybody as long as it's probably not a team in your division, but you tried Matthew Stafford anywhere that people are giving you the highest amount of stuff or does that make sense? That doesn't I don't think Detroit has to worry about is it going to work for Matthew Stafford? They need to worry about is going to work for us. What are we getting in the deal? So that's what Detroit needs to worry about themselves not about the rest of the NFL in this move and a lot of people kind of seem to be forgetting that as they send me questions and DMS. It's I want to live in a fantasy world of where is Matthew Stafford going to go? I'd love to see him like again Pittsburgh New England San Francisco, right? That'd be awesome. The reality is he's probably going to go to some crappy team that like that the the Cowboys right? That's not even a game. They're the same during the NFC as well, but he's going to go to a team. That's kind of anti-climactic probably and that's unfortunate. That's all honest. I mean maybe goes maybe the Jets trade for Matthew Stafford something like a trial like a team or like a team or we are grown. I would love to be proven wrong. I'd love to have Matthew Stafford go to a team where I went. Yes. I'm so happy. That's an amazing trade. I feel so good about it, but I I don't know that that's actually going to happen. I don't have a lot of optimism that we as fans or going to get the trade. We are hoping for with Matthew Stafford Kenny writes in his life back, and you could only keep one of your five senses, which sense would you keep and why would it be site? So you keep watching film or did we taste so you could always have the Glorious Taste of Chex Mix hitting you just buds. Well you work, let me know he's as for me it sound as a musician if I lost my hearing I would go insane. Thanks Kenny from Kyle. Thank you Kenny. Love you. I appreciate you dead. So what sense would I keep so I got my question before maybe saying something like what did he lost one of your senses, right? I'm losing one of your senses is way less of a big deal to losing four four is a big deal. So the five senses our site with your eyeballs sound with your ears hearing smelling stuff with your nose that's taste with your tongue and also probably part of your nose and touch with your hands and with everything right every nerve ending that can touch and feel so First of all, if it last four of my five senses, I have no idea how would make money I feel I could be kind of useless where I guess that's maybe the question. Am I am I paralyzed with like, can I just see can I move like can I touch stuffed up? I can't feel it. Can I still drive a car? Even I can't feel anything? I don't know cuz with my if I had eyeballs, so I would keep my eyes right my our eyes are actually I think kind of underrated as a defense. They're so important to so valuable and we treat them kind of like crap. I think it you have to really value your eyeballs and keep them healthy and wear sunglasses and protect your eyes right at all cost. We're very took valier. Like all right is going to be the forever. Well, if you lose your eyes, there's not really it's one of the few things your life. If you lose it, you actually cannot replace it like at all. You're just not you get two eyes your whole life and that's that's pretty much it off. We should actually a little bit more defensive of our eyeballs, but can I If I talked like if I lose four of my five senses, all I can do is see things right? Can I still talk? I just can't hear it. Like and then could I do my job if I couldn't hear myself? I don't know at least I could at least even if I couldn't do a podcast anymore if I could still talk cuz it was found. You wouldn't know how what page you're hitting should be hard to know what you're saying. But if I could get a sentence out, at least I could communicate with the world and operate a little bit or I could just always see if I have no feeling can I still write and stuff with paper? I don't know cuz I can still see on the paper like what I'm writing. So, I don't know. It's a confusing question. I know that if I could use my eyeballs and I could still use my hands wage and feel what I was touching of my hands. I'd be able to watch football I'd be able to do a lot of stuff I'd be able to I can play video games I can read now. I don't want to lose any sense of value my senses. I'm very happy. I will say if I could give up one or two. You can take smell most of the smells. I smell are terrible. Anyway, like cat poop smells horrible. I don't need to smell that ever again. And if I lose the bad smells I may lose a good smells. But how much do I smell something I go. Wow. What a comforting smell. Usually what I notice the smell. It's negative not positive and you can even taste. I mean, let's be totally honest. I bet I would lose weight. If I couldn't taste anything. I probably would stop eating for pleasure and comfort so I'd probably just eat way less. I probably only way to survive. So be eating it'd be more robotic and more out of Duty and sense of obligation. That would be cuz I want to eat cuz it's fun. It's probably good for me. I'd probably lose weight. Actually if I if I lost my sense of taste and if I could just you know here see and touch then I could do my job watch movies play video games. I don't need smell or taste really at all to operate as a pretty functioning like I like tasting things right, but I think if I if I never tasted again, it would probably just make me healthier. So I I don't know I'd miss food and probably let me lose weight and gain, I just it's an interesting thought like site is my most valuable. A lot of people can operate site is the one thing they've lost and they're fine. I don't want to learn how to read Braille. I don't want to do audio books. I love watching movies. And if I could watch a movie, I thought that'd be awesome. So but definitely if I if I couldn't keep eyesight then I'll definitely keep hearing cuz then you can listen to podcasts and movies and listen to audiobooks. I mean and I don't know I just as long as I I would want to keep us like a sense that would allow me to still be entertained. My whole life centers are an entertainment. I love entertainment and that's what I would want to do have left final question Laden rights and he says thoughts on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So there's nowhere no guide. In fact if anyone listens to this question like hey, I want you to talk more about X Y or Z like feel free to write in more about movies or the Marvel Cinematic Universe, whatever like if you hear me say something you're like, I want you expand on that right in I'll do my best to do it, but generally about the Mars. About Universe. I love Tony Stark. I think Tony Stark's a great character well-written compelling. I thought Spiderman was great like Tom Hollands awesome and bring in Spider-Man things more fun. And I like the whole sequence from my two. Favorite MCU movies are I think Thor Ragnarok is unbelievable. It's so funny. It's actually if there was one thing MCU movie alone and forgetting the rest. That's one that one in black panther are probably the two they could stand alone the best. I love the director of Thor Ragnarok taika. Waititi is from New Zealand. He's phenomenal. My second. Favorite MCU movie is Black Panther. It's a really great movie. I'm sad, you know that the Bozeman's gone. It's going to be terrible. Marvel's cool. It's not my favorite. I personally I agree Narrows my favorite superhero Batman's great. I I do like dark and gritty mostly but I will say what the MCU nailed DC can't find the right tone. They're all over the place. MCU was like, here's our Niche. We're fun. It's a good time. It's light-hearted and being fun is keep people like fun movies. And that's with the MCU really is it's not dark and gritty it's just a good time. I also I loved end game. I think that that to part was it to was it for the Avengers movies were awsome. Like it was just a good time at that Professor Hulk and end game like Professor Hulk resolved fat, I guess that's fat for and Professor Hulk together in that, you know, they're playing fortnite. I thought it was awesome. I really enjoyed that a lot. And then again I go back to as I think around the MCU like I come back to Robert Downey Junior Robert Downey Junior was just so great as Tony Stark. He's the face of that franchise dead. And I already J, man. He was a great Sherlock Holmes. He was a great Tony Stark and I really I mean I'm sad we're not going to get more Tony Stark. I mean even the bad the mid I think the second Iron Man movie is probably the most weird and not as compelling. But any one of those movies you sit down and watch you get sucked into an Iron Man movie like that. It's so good. It's so interesting and Yeah, that's all I have to say by the MCU unless you ask me a lot more but I think who plays vision? I was watching some movie recently where they actor played Vision. I don't think it's Paul. I don't think it's maybe it's Paul Bettany, but I don't think it's Paul Bettany make it is Paul Bettany to replace Vision has been in a couple rolls and I went. Oh, that's impressive. Wow. Yeah, I think it may be this Paul Bettany. I don't remember Paul Bettany from Guy. What's his in? I think he's in The DaVinci Code. He plays like that priest guy who was like an assassin. He's in what's that Margin Call? That's a good movie. Zachary Quinto. I'm just rambling now, but I guess I got to go. I love you. I appreciate it. Hope you have a great day. I'll see you tomorrow. Got to find episode tomorrow. I'll do NFL predictions will do all kinds of stuff. My name is Akshay Kumar. I'm going to guess not take a break. I'm going to go. I'm going to go edit this podcast and I watch more football tonight. So I love you. Hope you have a great day. But bam we are by the way as you're listening to this know that it takes me about four hours to get it uploaded. So I'm in the middle of watching the Giants Bengals. I'm going to be watching I want to watch the Bills Chargers game tonight. So as you're listening to this do be aware. I'm watching football this very moment. Love. You. Have a great day, but I'm bam we are done.

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591. 10 Takeaways from Week 3

NFL: Move the Sticks with Daniel Jeremiah & Bucky Brooks

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591. 10 Takeaways from Week 3

"And now move the sticks 10 takeaways from week 3 with Daniel Jeremiah Bucky Brooks and read Louis. What's up? Everybody? Welcome move the stick presented by Zaxby's DJ and with here today are good buddy. Bucky Brooks. Normally obviously on the move the sticks podcast here on the movie six video shows, but have a little connectivity issues today with buck is going to have to pick it up next week. It's just a sign of the times. You know, we're we're all trying to do the best we can hear I will say no connectivity issues on offense in the NFL right now off every game in the NFL. We are averaging over fifty points a game. This has been the highest scoring start to a season in NFL history and you think that the Monday night or Thursday might add to that per game average of over fifty points between the juice of the Ravens. We allowed to get through before we get to that. All right. Well, let's jump in here. We got 10 takeaways to get you won't you delete a software you go. All right. Here we go off. Wilson is the Eraser a gentle form and Rodger Russell was sent as time. But if you don't take a break the catch a Seahawks. Oh, I love it rusts out there making Arnold Schwarzenegger's character. Jon Krueger from the 1996 action. Flick the Eraser quite proud, by the way that movie made over two hundred thirty million dollars box up some big one. I think Russell Wilson might surpass that in career earnings though the way he has been playing. So let me get to it here. Russ erases your mistakes looking at u d k Metcalf for wasting sixty yards in the air Surefire touchdown deep all we've seen all season long and Leon wedded it at the end and it ended up being a Touchback, but then Roscoe's back to him for what would be the game-winner at the end on another terrific explosive play there for the Seahawks. Okay. So Russ also erases your pre-season Notions of the Seahawks offense. They are winning in the past game right now Russell Wilson second straight game with five touchdown passes. Russ. DJ erases records is 14 TD passes most in NFL history through the first three weeks of a season Russ erases. Your defense has issues because the seat box came into the game Dead last in Total Defense and gave up a ton of yards again to the Cowboys but still Russell Wilson is able to figure things out Russell races deficits and other come-from-behind Victory. Here's the Seahawks in week three R Us even races Drama DJ. Okay, we're talking about 12 one-possession victories now since 2019. That is the most in the league over that time lastly Russ erases your hope. Okay, he is a hope killer. He is a Dream Crusher his play right now. DJ reminds me of I want to say like 2009 to 2000. 13 Drew Brees when every time he dropped back to pass you expected it to be completed if it was an incompletion you were shocked. He also kind of reminds me of Aaron Rodgers during my Lions fan page over the lines would play the Packers jump out to an early lead. You just kind of expected Aaron Rodgers to lead them back. That's what Russ is doing right now and he will also erase any doubt of his MVP contention with this season. I love how you use your lines fandom and the past tense is not very long to me you had to quit on the team, but you can't just quit you left nothing to do with them anymore by take away from this game and talk about on the aftermath was so max protection to man routes down the field a cowboy secondary was a mess a communication was poor as a quarterback. We called that kind of a a flat roof line off will talk about on that black guy was when you have your safeties kind of settle your quarterback, you're keeping an eye on the safeties in that roof line. Are they expanding the roof line or is it Contracting and when you go and got two two men route and you have a dog At roof line and you've got Max protection. They're going to beat you over the top and that's what Russell Wilson did repeatedly in this game. So big game for Russell Wilson got the MVP right now. I don't think there's any doubt about that through the first three weeks off me a slope. You need a slope on the roof. I need a slope. Yes, you do not want a flat roof. It's not going to end. Well, all right. Let's get to my takeaway here. Let's go send a Night Football Aaron Rodgers the age limit truck. They think the head off the jobs Rogers rolls to the right and wide open for the touchdown is Robert tonyan junior. He was all alone after the fake hair off off and Green Bay now leads by two stores. That was a big one. Well, we talked about trucks and trailers all the time. I move the sticks the quarterbacks of the trucks. They can pull the whole team behind them. Whereas you have some quarterbacks who are trained or dependent on the truck to pull them along for the ride. And Aaron Rodgers is a quarterback who makes everybody around him better and it's his graduate-level play. It's the way he manipulates coverages with song. Their roles pump fakes moving safeties with his eyes. There's one playing this game where he just gives a little nod to the flat you pull the corner up. He throws it right over his shoulder. There's the play-action the Box the misdirection. His ball-handling is outstanding. He just does everything at such an elite elite level and I know people are going to talk a bunch about Jordan love and did that motivate him and was that you know, is that a long conversation the guys, you know, I don't I don't know that you can dispute it the way that he's playing right now and he is dialed in from from the tiniest play fake Rhett to what he's doing all the way down the field. He's he's locked in on the flipside what's going on with the Saints right now like really what is the problem for New Orleans? Sean Payton seems really frustrated with the way the defense is played and rightly. So, Georgia penalty there it is 18 penalties, by the way, for over two hundred yards. The last two weeks alone. This team is playing undisciplined football. I mean, Sean Payton said it himself off. Both sides of the ball but this this point from Drew Brees. I mean this reads like this is a team in real trouble. I mean, it's like based on the last two losses. We need to take a hard look at what we're doing and how we're doing it and that's something we've never had to question in New Orleans. It always seems like the plan has always been a good one and you know, whether they got now executed, you know was a storm another game or another day, but but for the offense, maybe it was a symptom of no Michael Thomas we'd get that. I mean, he's a premier receiver in this league. But again, Drew Brees not a single attempt. Well enough. Yeah. See well enough off by the way, well enough that line that line by the way was about one play call. You can read between the lines on Drew Brees saying we need to evaluate what we're doing. That's clearly about. Well, yeah bring it tastes him. He'll in there and then Darius Smith forces the fumble on the bed exchange. It's kind of like a bad almost like a bad read-option relationship there and then ball security was just dead. Table for Taste of an after that as he was trying to take it himself in Stereo Smith recovers and that was a real turning point in this game and had nothing to do with Drew Brees, you know, and it was you know, the defense like and they've had that trouble one thing is for sure Alvin kamara's healthy a dude is absolutely phenomenal when he is a hundred percent and we saw that but they wasted a huge day from Alvin Kamara. So that would that's my takeaway are so I'm going to get us to our next take away here that Josh Allen does it again for the bills out of the pistol here is Alan with Singletary behind him back to throw looking Left End Zone in his thoughts touchdown Bells. It's crossed for the go-ahead score in the final seconds. Don't look now. But Josh Allen is launching himself into the early nineties. Buffalo Bills Glory Days folklore here with his first three games in his 2018 season. He has now surpassed Jim Kelly for the most total touchdowns by Bills quarterback Kids franchise history through the first three games. He's got 12 Kelly had 10. That was the year that Kelly took the bills to the Superbowl. Although if you know you were just looking back in the nineties that was half of the years in the nineties. So what Josh Allen is on a historic Pace right now and it was about to be that strong line of oh boy here come the bills again, you know, they've they give up a huge lead and somehow Josh Allen with the aid of perhaps a questionable pass interference call down. There is able to find a way to still get the job done and I think right now out of quarterbacks taken in a top 10 in that draft class three years ago. He is by far leading the way Jose. I look I think it's fun to watch. It's also fun to watch Aaron Donald in the second half but the Rams comeback attempts falls short Josh Allen big reason why yeah to me watching the tape the biggest difference between Josh Allen year one to year three where he is right now is trust. He was a see it throw it guy coming out of Wyoming. He's got such a big arm and a lot of guys with big arms have these issues where it's just not anticipation because you can rely on your arm, like guys come out of your brakes and put it on them. He is throwing with all that are Mobility he possesses now, you're starting to see the trust and the knowledge he has in the system. So he's got the knowledge of took offence. He's got the trust with guys like Beasley and digs and in these weapons that he has at the balls coming out before they're out of their break and you can't defend it when you have that combination of velocity in any stock get more accurate. And now you add anticipation which is added into his game. There's nothing there's nothing you can do to slow that down. That's why I mean if we're talking about Russell Wilson, it's the the clear MVP. This is the runner-up does farthest off. Oh, yeah, no question and look it's silly to even talk about MVP said week three I get it. There's a lot of there's a lot of season left to be played. You know, the other thing that I'll mention is Stefon Diggs has proven to be such a key Acquisitions Bills team like silver is going to give us some details on that on the aftermath today. So depending on what time you take this show in be sure to tune into the aftermath 3:00 to 6:00 eastern time Thursday. All right, let me get us to our next takeaway back-to-back for me. This is takeaway number for and that is the 49ers have the best depth in Player Development in the NFL right now. That's Jeff Wilson jr. Now into the game take it to him. I was going to roll right for the lab to Wilson jr. Screen big block touchdown. San Fran Cisco hot dang a clean sweep of MetLife Stadium this year for the San Francisco Forty Niners beating the Jets and the Giants in consecutive weeks all the way out east and I'm not sure DJ that there is a front office and a coaching staff in closer lockstep and with a better working relationship in Synergy than the 49th in the front office in their coaching staff John Lynch Adam Peters Martin, Mayhew that whole Talent evaluation and roster building crew knows what the Kyle Shanahan coach and his coaching staff wants and they get it and they and then of course, it's up to Shanahan's crew to develop that talent and we're seeing it missing there for best skill-position players on offense Jimmy Garoppolo Raheem mostert Deebo Samuel George Carlin you get contributions from Jeff Wilson from Jerick McKinnon from Ross. Dwelley at tight end and from Nick Mullens who goes for over three hundred yards and has an over 100 passer rating in this game against the dog. So I know Mullins has had some experience in the system and its played well before so that's not necessarily a surprise. But that's on the talent evaluation crew for identifying and on Kyle Shanahan screw for continuing to develop off the depth behind their starters on defense You could argue them missing four of their best players on defense Dre Greenlaw Nick Bosa Richard Sherman D for Solomon Thomas am not there and they still get contributions from guys. Like Dion. Jordan is a cast off a couple of times already in the league. He comes up with this act as does Kerry Hyder and that's that talented and Deep South Front for the 49ers coach by Chris kusura, cuz we've talked about on this podcast before they do a phenomenal job. And yes, it was against maybe the worst team in the AFC and we to maybe the worst team in the NFC and Thursday 3, but nobody with that type of injury list goes into an NFL stadium inputs that kind of win on another NFL team. That's not the 49ers game. You know that that crew has it Rollin and this could end up being you know, obviously it's a negative to lose those guys but to see how they're performing in their absence real positive moving forward. You nailed it there and the only thing I would change is we flip it over to the Giants just real quick Daniel Jones been the leading rusher for this team two of their first three games. They're leading rusher as a running back. I believe saquon had five or six yards in the first week 28 yards LED their running backs in the second week and they had ten yards from their back that led this week. So they have yet to have a running back over twenty eight yards and either three games. So may I know Daniel Jones has turned the ball over a little bit the fumbles those continued to plague him and be an issue had an interception here, but What are you supposed to do a second-year quarterback and you have zero you are the Run game there. I just don't know how you how you judge him. I need to get him some help here. They do it, It's going to be a long year. If you're a fan of New York football trouble. No bueno. It's going to be a long one. So get ready for the draft will be will be talking a lot about those teams. Once we get to April. I can promise you that. All right, let's keep it moving here with the next take away and that is take away number five. And that is the Philadelphia Eagles are also lucky they play in the NFC least. Oh boy Thursday, mine yard field goal attempt for J. Kelly Heritage and now kind of leave Flags fly. Don't sell vehicles got a oh goodness. Oh on a field goal to win it a five-yard penalty inexplicable just a microcosm of their day. You get you jump when you get a chance to kick a game-winning field goal, which then leads you to a punt to end up in a tie against the Bengals team that everybody knows is clearly in rebuilding mode with Joe burrow who will get to in just a second. But as bad as it's been a Carson Wentz, I don't want to use the word broken but it's it's breaking I guess would be what I'd say. I've never seen him just missed throws like this. It's got miles Sanders streaking down the sideline. He misses it. The decision making has not been good. So when you're losing accuracy and your decision-making poor, that's kind of where you hang your hat as a quarterback. That's very concerning the pass rush at least was able to heat up Joe burrow and got him eight times for eight sacks hit him. I think eighteen times in this game, but secondary had breakdowns again. So the good news for them read is as I said, it's it's the NFC lease the divisions not running. Away from them but man this is this is the look of a bad football team right now a winless football team through three weeks. I don't think anybody saw that coming. Well, no not as we had talked about on this very show me that the Eagles were going to be the only team in the division with a head coach and a quarterback returning fish here from the previous season, you know, like these got nothing nothing's really new. You know, this is something that these to you know, Peterson and Carson Wentz have been working together now for five years. It's just it's it's strange to think that this is where we are and I can't I can't imagine that all Sean Jeffries home and rhaegar make that much of a difference now, I can see if you know Brandon Brooks and you know healthy fully healthy Lane Johnson Jason Peters that whole crew, you know, maybe makes a little bit of a difference. I thought also something interesting to follow is Carson Wentz decided to tuck it run quite a bit in the same. In fact ran more this game than he has since tearing his ACL whole way back in 2017. So that's up to follow moving 4 a.m. I guess you know maybe trying to get into a little bit of a rhythm that way it just it's not working right now, but I tell you what on the flip side as you're going to get to here for Cincinnati. It's something small box or two for dzhokhar own company. Yeah, they've got their quarterback. I mean their offensive line stinks right now and he took a beating in this game, but they could rattle them. I thought you know several times look like you'd have been knocked out of the game. And I think there's some downside the building there in Philadelphia that that thought he wouldn't get up from some of the hits that he took was so vicious but yet he continued to get back up. He remained accurate through all that goes over three hundred yards again and and keeps their team the game really feeding Tyler Boyd. The last thing I'll add on them. There's a play they ran in this game that's going to be copied all over the league and that is when you see that what we call kind of a picket fence or a sticks defense. So when a third-and-long third twenty and you line up all your defense along the first down marker and just say we're going to you know, put kind of a protection around this first down marker. A lot of teams have done that. I see the charge do a lot with Gus Bradley and the dog Yard of situations the Bengals just dumped a little screen there and basically what it turned into was a kick offered. Yes, and now you've got you've got fifteen yards where the space you've got a backpack Vision with four or five blockers out in front of them to try and pick off the Defenders and they popped it on a believe was a third twenty something. Yeah, you're going to see that that's going to be copycat you're going to you're going to get teams out of that picket fence off by running that Ploy easier to get those offensive linemen out and not get caught up in the wash there as well with everybody doing, you know release. Yeah, exactly. And you know, the last thing I'll say here about the The Bangles is I think it's going to be interesting to follow what they do at wide receiver for the next couple of years. I feel like the swan song has sung if that's the thing on John Ross who was a healthy scratch in this game off a first-round pick a drink green plan on the franchise tag in a game Run where we watch t Higgins scored two touchdowns. So, you know in Tyler Boyd, obviously they paid him and rightly so he's been a good job. Player for them and they they gosh thankful. They have them so, you know, I think I think that'll be interesting Higgins Boyd, you know, whatever else they figure out there moving forward as they try to build this huge fence around Joe burrow. All right, I'll give this to our next take his think away number six. And here we go. The Patriots are still chameleons car takes the snap match up in the end zone cars in general. Going to be a savior the Patriots collapsed the quarterback Derek Carr sack with features wise Jr. Coming away with a football and they're going to say that he was across the goal. He was contacted out of the End Zone off the Patriots. Well coming out that they not only had a safety. They think they got a touchdown things didn't go well for the Raiders on Sunday in Foxboro. They've been in that situation before in that situation not necessarily in that building, but you know what I'm talking about. I want to talk about the Patriots offense though because Cam Newton. I thought said it best quote after the game said we want to put defenses in fits knowing that we have wage. Many different ways to beat you and then showcase that you're through these first three weeks. We've won it all ran through camp on the ground led the team in rushing pair rushing touchdowns week to Camp begins to are down a bit against Seattle Thirty or forty four three hundred ninety-seven passing yards, and he still was potent on the ground as well with the ball in his hands. We three hams most mature sat line yet as a patriot and they still figure out a way to put points on a board. In fact, he led them on six scoring drives by 250 rushing yards, and he only had twenty seven of them. So he Michelle in a huge day Rex Burkhead or or bur Ki as cam the nickname generator, you know calls him and three touchdowns. So they figure out ways to suck even without Tom Brady. This is still a game play independent team defending they're going to try to figure out you know, the best way for them to beat you and may change in the course of a game, but they have that ability which I think you know with something week off. The little bit heading into the offseason whether you know with Cam at the helm they could become and still be that versatile team week-to-week. We're certainly seeing it Bill Belichick Josh McDaniels added again. And I I am curious your thoughts here DJ you saw the the meme or the gifts. Now that's going viral right with cams blinking down the bench. Like what were they taught? Like? What could what could they kill her? If she actually said to cam to make him make him come up with that sort of reaction. So I got me thinking a little bit like was it was it to kill Harry saying something about oh, I listen to a podcast on Thursday and camels like what no. No you could never write you can't possibly be serious. I don't know. Those are just my thoughts. I don't know what you had on them. I think that's pretty accurate. I think I could go a couple different directions with that. I mean, it's it would kind of be like, you know, you give Erica choice to be involved. With the sticks podcast or produce the around the NFL podcast these shows the around the NFL podcast like what really really that's really good as well really good. I could have been something like hey, I heard I was playing pick-up basketball the other day with Gregg Rosenthal and then what and just slide right off the off the bench. So I don't know who knows what it could have been will not know for sure. All right. Yeah, let's get let's keep it moving here. I'll get to my next one here. The Browns the Cleveland Browns, they found their identity Mayfield under Center gives the ball Chap's coming out to the left. He's getting led by Wyatt teller. He said a 58 Jetta side corner. Down the job. He's done it again is amazing. Now. This is a Cleveland Browns team that clearly is decided that their best formula win football games off the football take the bottom Baker's hands take some of that pressure off of him play good defense rush the passer with Myles Garrett as he had another big game there. He's my pick for defensive player of the year before the season started and I think Got a shot at that thing. But but read this this team does not look anything like team. We saw open up against the Baltimore Ravens. They've they've kind of morphed in decide who they're going to be. Yeah, I would agree with you on that one and I will say that on the Washington side of things. We had any Antonio Gainey golden citing although AGG. He got founded on the sidelines on an end-around by Carl Joseph former first-rounder the Raiders showing up here in Cleveland in the back of that secondary also had a big interception of Dwayne Haskins, which kind of brings me to this question where we at askance now three weeks since that's a really good throws had some in this game. In fact, I laser to Dontrelle Inman for I believe that first touchdown of the game, but also ends up with the three interceptions on defense really really unfortunate to see Chase young leave early in this game and not come back with the groin injury. Although we're told that it's not expected to be a real serious groin injury, so maybe wage Back sooner than later but for Washington, you know, I still don't know what to make of Haskins in that offense and Cleveland know clearly as you mentioned give it to the running backs and let them let them work. Oh, well, I'm going to do something that's rarely done in the media right now. I'm going to extend some Grace and I'm going to I'm going to look at these three factors Young quarterback. No off-season new coach gave him some Grace to lower your expectations of what you think. You're going to get from Dwayne Haskins this year. It's just not set up for him to be successful this guy and they're not good upfront still need more weapons on the outside, you know to go along with what they hang out there. So, you know, I like scary Terry but they need to get somebody else to help McLaren out there. So yeah and gaining old is not there yet. So I I don't I'm not going to issue any verdicts here. I'm not I'm not either this year. Yeah. I'm not either I just that's what you know, it felt like like we're in that spot like we don't know, you know, we're I don't know what we exactly what we have just yet and you're right. It's probably unfair to truly evaluate here. Yep. Get three games into a season that had no real offseason. So that's where I'll get us to where we have here. We going to give us the one working. Take away number eight. Okay, that is patience mam hang off for Mike Vrabel the Titans snap Seth character. Holy Toledo 55 yards for the lead. Wow. So that is quite the departure from Stephen gostkowski's Tennessee Titans. Give you all the way back in week one where he missed two field goals had another one blocked missed an extra-point as well. That was the type of performance in week one for a kicker that finds yourself on the mundane a transaction League email, although in that case. It would have been Tuesday cuz they played on Monday night yet still Mike Vrabel exercising a little patience with the former Patriot. I'm not sure who I'm sure he knows quite well, right and even in week to another missed extra point, but was much better still variable sticking with the veteran kicker and on Sunday. Guess the absolute MVP for Tennessee open with two field goals answered to Vikings touchdowns with another pair of field goals one for 50 plus then in the final six minutes of the game off. Another two field goals both from over fifty yards one 4:54 and then the fifty five yarder for the win for Tennessee. And you know what I loved about this afterwards as I learned via Terry McCormick of Titans Insider. It was a sock took a sock off on his kicking foot which you know, but don't do it on a plane, but I guess if she got to take your sock off to put it through the uprights, you know do it right and all the things of famous socks of Plenty sock from Curt Schilling. I mean now we going we don't got no sock here for Stephen Gostkowski that leads the guide to six field goals helps the Titans get to 3, you know now does guess Kowski last after that week one if variable and if that's the Titans aren't familiar with his work and what he had done in New England. I don't know but in this case patience proves very valuable for a kicker and for Tennessee well off. Add this on the kicker front. I think if you look at the teams that are indoors, right and I see the Chargers are at Sophie's Stadium. Right? And so I've seen what bucker did last week and I've seen through a couple of games in there. It's it's you know, it's it's a open air Stadium but with the canopy, right so it's literally perfect kicking conditions. You have no fans in the stadiums. You're kicking in doors in faith in Minnesota. It is the driving range for these guys. Like they're not even flirting with the uprights on these kicks that I've been watching when they're playing indoors. I mean, there's there's something to be said and it's not just the noise. It's fans move around it's the energy and the pressure that's in the building. If they're none of your pin drop in there. It's just it's bizarre, but I think it is a reason why we see some of these big kicks from kickers it is perfect kicking off environment. All right. We'll keep it moving here the game that I was at the Chargers and the Carolina Panthers the Chargers trying to come back in that ball game came up a little bit short, but my takeaway was on the Carolina side of things and that was dead. Good day for a couple of Carolina rookies Herbert on the back pedal being pressured throws underneath and it's caught the hook-and-ladder, but it's dropped balls loosen 220 the Panthers fall on it. And Carolina is going off when this football game the first win of the Matt rhule era. Well, you heard it. There are very close to pulling off the hook and ladder there to win the game Chargers but read they didn't quite get it done. I will say with Justin Herbert to get the ball inside your one-yard line under two minutes no timeouts and to get your team down there and have a shot to try and win the game was a good sign for the Young quarterback in for the for the organization that going forward but I do want to stick the other side with the Carolina Panthers here Jeremy Chen their second round pick 12 tackles in this game was all over the field. I saw it in the two previous games. I watched they play them everywhere you can you can come off the edge you can cover in the slot but his speed is real and it plays and he's been outstanding for them thus far I think some people took offense to it, but I I think he's the best defensive player on their team all birth. His third game in and then Derek Brown up front who hadn't done a whole lot in the in the first couple of games had three tackles-for-loss in this game reset the line of scrimmage. You saw the power able to push the pocket not a ton of of pass-rush ability at this point. I'm still developing in that area but his size and strength kind of reminded me of of Sue, you know, and so those years were Sue was you know, five five six seven sack guy. I think that's what Derek Brown is going to get too. I don't think he's going to be a double-digit guy. I think he's going to be something that dominates against the Run. He's going to get you a handful of sex every year. We also see Troy krisle been getting some running corner or the Panthers as well so I can make a couple plays uh there and you know, we haven't seen a ton from YouTube Grossmont yet, but you know, maybe that's coming as well off the edge, but they spend everything they had on defense. So it's you know, you're going to hit on a couple of these guys on the defensive side of the ball for the future the question. I'll have the you on the Chargers is and look I know all the 4 Turbo. First aren't on the rookie quarterback. Justin Herbert. He did have the one interception in the fumble as we talked about. Well, what does to 300-yard passing performances from Herbert in a two losses for the Chargers do for Anthony Lenz decision. When if Tyrod Taylor is eventually back in healthy? Well, it's going to be interesting because you have some of those boo-boos right which you would assume that Iraq would make those mistakes, but I can show you a list twice as long of the big time plays that Herbert made on conversions. I think every twelve of fifteen or something like that on third Downs in this game was ridiculous. He came back with his legs. He made some big-time stick throws. He may throws on the move. So there's a lot to build off of the Chargers though. Just again, it's been there there Bugaboo for the last couple of years. It's just been turnovers. Yeah. This is a team scored more than 20 points in any of the three games this year despite moving the ball up and down the field the last two weeks against the Chiefs and and and this week against the Carolina Panthers. They just have been able to maintain possession. So yeah, yeah. Yep. I don't know. It'll be able to see I know Anthony Lynn does not like turnovers and and Herbert had a couple in this game, but it's hard to ignore what he did to give this team a chance to win. He was not the problem five drops when you broke down the tape in that game. So they've got some other issues to to work on. What's what's the final take away here, but I believe that is up to you my friend. Oh, that is me. Hey Al the the Bears quarterback change and Bucky phrased it. Yes, he did in the nick of time. Here's the snap go to rush. They throw as he said into the yard touchdown middle of the episode of beautiful thrown off Dan's mother had a bears have delayed. So stop me. If you've heard these three things before Bears fans were not happy with Mitchell trubisky and and how he was playing in a ball game. Nick Foles comes off the bench to save the day and the Falcons gave up a lead late in the whole world. I feel like I've seen all three of these movies before but yet that's where we found ourselves in this Bears off. Kings game and going back and watch the tape the you know kind of the issue with trubisky. First of all did not play terrible in this game just missed a couple opportunities had a double post where he missed Anthony Miller which would have been a touchdown. They had a double move with with treat cone on the outside. He threw it out of bounds. He would have shot at a big play there. So missed a couple of those throws was a little bit late on a couple progressions but yet their opportunities were guys weren't fighting for the football Jimmy Graham on the interception allows a Defender to cross his face. Allen Robinson wasn't really winning as much as they should have in some in some contested opportunities that he had then you get to Jake Paul's at the end of the game hits the game-winner on the same double post you hit the Miller on the throw. So they get that done. He Allen Robinson goes up high points of all them breaks two tackles somebody that wasn't doing this key. So the whole thing just kind of worked better for Nick Foles in this game and I don't think it was necessarily the worst game I've ever seen trubisky play. They just couldn't get it going and I think the fact when he missed Miller dead, A deep shot you try and scheme that up you work all week. You get that play in you get to look you want you gotta hit it. I think that was the I think that was kind of the final straw there. Right? So we got a tree right? I mean, we got home playoff Nick Foles in week three of the 2020 regular-season like that's big time and he throws three touchdowns in a quarter and half of play for the Bears. I mean, you know, it's just that reminded me of Super Bowl run. Nick Foles reminded me of Super Bowl, you know, Nick Foles figuring that those those those stores that he made in this game were on the money fact as I'm just gave us now as we are going through this show Matt Nagy surprise surprise as Nick Foles will be the team's starting quarterback this week against Indy and Beyond because you know, we seeing the really good Nick Foles. We've also seen you know, Jacksonville Nick Foles and it wasn't quite as good right. So I felt like this quarterback competition had the ability to be one that kind of went back and forth. 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REShow: Nick Mullens. Hour 1 (11-02-18)

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REShow: Nick Mullens. Hour 1 (11-02-18)

"Rich Eisen on demand. Your show your schedule. Fifteen minutes after ball dot com. Check out the casts at richeisenshow dot com. Introducing the amazing iphone tenants, you'll love on T mobile but most loved and wires. It's the perfect way to stay connected to those you heart most in low with on T mobile right now trading and eligible iphone and you'll save three hundred dollars. Visit a store or call one eight hundred team. Service remaining balances deal while thank service and finance agreements required to seventy nine ninety nine doubtless thirty per month. Twenty four full price ninety nine ninety nine zero percents APR for well-qualified buyers plus tax on price allow eight weeks for rebate. Okay. Welcome to this Friday edition of the rich Eisen show where I had no idea. I would be starting to show talking about a guy. Came into yesterday's game of the San Francisco forty Niners with nobody knowing who he was unless you're a fan of southern miss football. Right. I mean, this is why we watch sports folks, we watch sports because we love watching good people or seemingly good people. Do good things when we least expected and Nick Mullins everybody is the star of the moment. Yeah. No idea yet. No four hours ago. We'd never even heard of the and and you the only way to put it ease is the coaching job and this kid together the Shanahan get him coached up in three and a half days for the Oakland Raiders on Thursday night football, and Nick Mullins, haven't whatever beats his chest allow him to be calm in the face of that pressure. Is unbelievable. You don't see this every day. It's unbelievable. There's a reason why short weeks are killers for young players who are forced into action and last night. Mcmullan's was unbelievable and the three touchdown passes that he threw last night matches the season total of touchdown passes for the entire Buffalo Bills. Team fact fact, and he was sixteen to twenty two to sixty two three touchdowns knew where to go with the ball zinged it with confidence had wide open receivers. I understand he had a guy George Kibble made a remarkable play over the middle. But of great bullet that found they one small window, which Kittle could grab it with his left hand corral with his right? And then go right down the field to kick off a second half after. I'm sure paint got. Off the raiders walls get to that in a second. This why we watch sports, and and if you wanna root for feel good story, right? And you want to root for somebody? That spends their entire lives waiting for moments. Like that. I mean, I've got small kids who play in the backyard and call their own play by play action with their high pitch voices. That's what Nick Mullins had last night. Hey, Thursday night football the entire countries. Pulling up a chair. And he bawled out making the most of an opportunity and in terms of whether he deserved it. All you need to see the ways teammates reacted. That was a pleasure. That was an absolute pleasure. From the way that his teammates rallied around him and celebrated with him and tapped him on the helmet tapped him on the shoulders calling wolf who hosts Thursday night football coverage pre and post game for the NFL network turned around from her seat and snap. The photograph of George Kibble. Watching him go to the NFL network set. George wasn't invited on the set. Some guys would be like, hey, I just got one hundred yards touchdown. Touchdown on national television. How come I can't come or how come out up there with him? Instead he showed up in his uniform watched him and cheer Nick Mullins on as he got his moment in the NFL network post game son where Brett farve whose record some of which he broke at southern miss called into congratulate him. I mean, I'm getting the old goosebumps. This is why we watch love sports. Then there's the Oakland Raiders. Oh my goodness. You know, we have storylines going NFL seasons any any big major sports season. Anyway, but the NFL more than anything else is a narrative generating machine is, you know, I like to say here on the show, and it's an era of generating machine and you've got season long storyline arcs and you've got game day storyline headlines. Nick Mullins is the game day storyline. Headline week nine kid. You never really heard of unless you're southern miss van or your from the Mullins household comes out balls out shines up. And now, I think has an opportunity keep starting for the forty Niners and his and his Albert breer pointed out from. On twitter. What happens if he balls out the rest of the year what of the forty Niners? Do my responses. You train them to the patriots to succeed Brady and complete the football circle of life. That's what you do. Did you enjoy seeing the patriots Brady successor dice up the raiders last night? Chris. I loved it. I loved it by the way away from my Mohan's, four jersey, Dr is born at any rate. That's the nightly. Game story headline season long arc is stuff. Like this. Jon Gruden comes out of the Monday night football, both ten year hundred million dollar contract for his raiders two point. Oh tenure. How's he going to do? What's it gonna look like? Dean anybody at the time of him out of the Monday night football booth and taking that job think. That the arc would look like him. Not conversing with Khalil Mack all offseason to the point where they trade him. On the eve of the season. Causing his quarterback in Derek Carr. And. Khalil Mack linemate Bruce Irvin to tweet out the different equivalent of WTI f. But both guys after tweeting out what happened send out the tweets of. We're we're going to keep winning with the guys we have in our locker room. I mean, which is the the usual thing you hear from players after they got very upset that they've lost their teammate. But we're going to try our best to win with the guys we have here, we think we can win with the guys we have here only problem with that is if you believe your coaches quit on your by sending away the best player that is in your locker room after not conversing with this best player to try and bridge any gap, and he just parachutes in with a contract that is worth more, and is definitely guaranteed more than anybody else's. That's in that locker room. If you start losing that's a recipe for disaster. But who thought that that would happen and then nine weeks later on national television, the team would essentially, and there's no other way to describe this. And this is very very infused language to use in the sports word. The keyword quit. Nine weeks teams quit on them. I mean the way that they blocked for car the way that they tackled on defense. Nick Mullins turned the raiders into the Washington generals last night. He was the globetrotter. So it's really remarkable. How the raiders have absolutely collapsed. And you sit back and have to wonder Gruden see this coming is this sort of Kaiser's so's aim maneuver that he looked around. He took the job thinking, I gotta blow this up. But I got one hundred million in the Bank had ten years to blow it up. I'm gonna make it in my own face and voice the del Rio stuff. Everything's gone. I kind of like the quarterback. I know I've got to keep them because I got that contract on a blow the rest of it up. And you're seeing the results of it. Or that doesn't really square at the fact that they handed out fifty five million dollars in veteran contracts. Fifty five million veteran contracts. That sounds like a team that's trying to win now too. Can't have it both ways. But guess what? The plan is now tank like there's no tomorrow got. Because guess what they need. They need to pass rusher. Nick Bose's out there. They need a wide receiver. What do you think Jordy Nelson thinking about right now is Aaron Rodgers and get set with the Packers to take on Tom Brady on Sunday night football thinks it Aaron Rodgers needs them. I mean, it's it's it's totally done and Gruden is doing his best PR Pt. Barnum post game is what he had to say it kind of rings a little bit hollow. Just try to get people excited about the the Oakland Raiders. The Oakland Raiders is a great organization. I know it's not looking pretty right now. But I've heard a lot of negativity over the last six or seven months, and rightfully so we're going to build a championship football team here. And I know a lot of people as players as fans, and, you know, just in general want to be part of this. And the only coach who Gruden has beaten this year went on. I take today Jackson. After speaking of Mary Kay, Cabot Cleveland dot com. And boy did he picked the wrong time to come out and talk about how he didn't have the right players, and he didn't have the ability to run his scheme. When Nick Mullins goes out and carves up the Oakland Raiders on Thursday night football. Yes. Shanahan has the players through John Lynch that he wants and he can run his scheme. But Nick Mullins got plugged in to a program and lit up the raiders. Wrong time for Hugh to basically come out and say, I didn't have the right people. What a week. This has been Cleveland starts it on Monday. By going out and fire and Hugh Jackson and the offense coordinator and Todd Haley. We see Tom Brady beak the Buffalo Bills for the twenty nine twenty nine time. In which Derek Anderson throws a pick six. To keep the Buffalo Bills passing. Touchdown total at three which is matched by Nick Mullins on Thursday night football. In front of the whole country to see when men you Jackson appears in Cleveland dot com. Mary Kay at to say, I couldn't win with the players that I was forced to have. Now comes today on first take Hugh Jackson and the day that Nick Mullins calls into the rich Eisen show. And now he's calling in and eighteen minutes. Right. And the gentleman who we booked before kick-off less. With the one Niners in the one win raiders getting set to face off on Thursday night football. I said the four words that needed to be said in our meeting and those for words were bring me Ray rattle. Way raise getting bumped raise going to be an hour number two. Okay. Raise kind enough to have moved off of his mid first hour slot to kick off the second hour because neck Mollins is calling. It something else. We didn't see coming yesterday. Daniel Jeremiah who calls radio broadcasts for the Los Angeles. Chargers were coming back off there by taking on the suddenly resurgent red hot Seattle Seahawks in week number nine. He will be calling into the show, and he has his plugged into the scouting community as anybody. I am wondering what the scouting community thinks of what we saw from the raiders last night and what the raiders plan out with three first round selections is going to be. So maybe to Bose's will live in the American Football Conference western division by the end of next year's first night of the draft. We shall see. And by the way, something that we definitely knew on Monday. That was going to happen on Friday is Dion Sanders who sat in for me on Monday stayed after class to interview Academy Award winning actor Morgan Freeman here in studio, and we knew we were going to play it on Friday show and Friday show is a ride prime and Morgan Freeman. All I can say is. You're welcome. That's what the rich Eisen show can do high Steffan with Morgan Freeman. What's our poll question over there? Christopher okay. So we have a great slate of college and NFL games this weekend. We do easy to say, which is the best. But which will be the most competitive, which of these games will be the most competitive games. So we got Alabama LSU and Penn State Michigan on the college side as NFL ram saints. Packers patriots most competitive game of the week. That's what a great slate. What a great slate. So you are just absolutely overlooking. The chiefs and Browns is what you're saying. I am over do nonsense. Not look past crazy. Greg williams. Nutty, Freddie kitchens. And the new running back coach Ryan Lindley with seven career rushing yards from the quarterback position. Do not overlook that sir. And Hugh Jackson going. Going on. I take four days after getting fired providing kindling for the ESPN hot take machine all day long. Oh, you gotta put Georgia Kentucky there, by the way. Six versus nine put it in there. I mean, I understood verses. Verses nine you got to. It's got to do. It's a top ten football game in college football involving the southeastern conference all due respect to Kentucky. Anyone their top ten? Excuse me. Excuse me. I understand that. You're suddenly Georgia fan. Oh, no. No, nothing. Okay. But don't you understand that the for the SEC? It just means more come on. That's that my last night last night. Now it was a game. Nick Mullins made it a game. It is welcome to Thursday night. Football friends at FOX it happens that should be by the way, the new phrase for Thursday night football for it happens. All right. Let's take a break. Set the stage for Nick Mullins people. What a good kid. This guy seems to be. I can't wait to chat with him. After his big night. That's still to come here on the rich Eisen show. Hey, guys jockey, Kate here with the big match keel O'neil talking about our friends at that online dot AG NBA's underway and the excitement in full effect. 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Ted Robinson right doing the games for the forty Niners right there. What a what a night for Nick Mullins? What an for Nick melons is calling in about eight minutes time here on the show. I got stats ready for stats. I wanna hear them. I mean, I got stats you'll what happened last. I've got stats. Current jen. Gen you never thought existed in the old gen let's start with a car agenda. Jen, jen. Nick Mullins became his second quarterback since two thousand throw a touchdown pass on each of his team's first two possessions in his NFL debut. Marcus mariota. Oh, remember that. He he tortured the buccaneers and James Winston in the first game for each and then D finish the game because he was up so much. That's that's current gen right? Okay. Here's genuine think existed. Mullins completed passes to eight different players in the first half. Most by player in his NFL debut since nineteen Ninety-one tying gusts for what? 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Mullins is one of three players in the Super Bowl era with two hundred and fifty or more passing yards three or more passing touchdowns and zero interceptions in his NFL debut. The others are hall of famers, Jim Kelly in France, tarkenton, and Nick Mullins. This is awesome. And again, I can't express it more. Having watched football. We can week out as I had, you know, obviously from my whole life and then doing it professionally for the NFL network since three celebrating your fifteen on Sunday. Exactly. Okay. When you see teammates react to first timers succeeding with sheer joy. And excitement. You know, they're great teammate and good people and the way that his teammates reacted last night. Just shows it. And I'll be honest with you. I don't even know. I mean, he was undrafted in two thousand seventeen and I don't even know he was backing up. C J Beth third. I had no idea. None. And he's the first forty-nine of quarterback to win his first career start since Jim Harbaugh turn to Colin Kaepernick and week ten of the two thousand twelve season. For Alex Smith, and we all know what happened there as well. Eight four four zero four rich is the number to dial. And we're waiting on Nick Mullins. He's calling in in in a matter of moments here on the show as for the Oakland Raiders as well. The the soundbite coming into the game was Gruden talking about how talking with how long about raiders players telling him how much they wanted to play for the raiders and random people calling him. Okay. Exiting him. And that was a soundbite FOX put out there in advance of the game. Right. So of course, Gruden was asked you have that sound bite number one of Jon Gruden please Gruden was asked after the game. What you mean by that? Because if players are calling him to say, I want to come to the raiders his answer has to be by law of the NFL if they're under contract with another team. I can't talk to you about that. That must be his answer because that's called tampering. If he says anything, but let's not let's not go there this what brunettes after I see players after every game we play in a wanna be raiders that's been the case. My whole life. I think the brand of the raiders is an exciting one. And I think a lot of players no doubt do wanna play for us in the future. And I'm not gonna speculate any further than that. I'm not gonna get into calls me. Text me. I've made a lot of friends in this business over the years. Yeah. I mean, it's gotta shut. He's gotta shut it down. Right there. And and stuff like that. That's where you think Gruden. Needed to get back into coaching a little bit sooner. Or he he's been out of too long. Because that's simple. I mean, you can't sit there and tell how long no matter how you're mixing it up, and you you've worn a microphone for ten years. And you're not talking as a coach anymore. You're talking as a fired coach, you know, his football fired football coaches association of America that he had for he sent us hats and me sent us visors. And what have you? When you're talking a member of the F FCA, you could say whatever you want. But when you were an actual head coach in the NFL, you can't look at how long and say bunch of players telling us that they wanna come year is as your way to try and fire up your base can't do that. And in terms of Gruden forgetting how to coach he hasn't an and the thing I thought that would definitely work for him coming in to his second tenure is that fired football coaches association. He's been on the show. He was on the show several times as a member of ESPN, and he would call us from his bunker, which for years he built in the back of Publix in a strip mall in Tampa. That was his office right where and then he would build it. I think he built it up into its own sort of like coaching man cave where coaches from around the country would comment, and they talk. They come in. And they talk about all different offenses that's going down in different innovations. And he would have that ready to go for his first year. But the league is changed a lot in ten years knows the difference between being in a booth and watching tape and being out there living it breathing it on the sideline everyday. Well, certainly, certainly. When you have a situation like Khalil Mack. And the way it went down and was handled. That they needed to get off to a fast start. Not stumble out of the gate. And then lose players to due to injury, and then trade Amari Cooper away and sent everybody out there. What amazing performance by Nick Balans out of southern miss. The man of the hour kind enough to call into the rich Eisen show the day after his big debut on Thursday night football, Nick Mullins. It is a pleasure to meet you. Thanks for calling in. You bet. So how're you doing? Well, look up and it's been in the morning my wife. Okay. So what what was it like for you? When did you first learn that you were starting that game last night? Nick. The really the day before the game wasn't exactly sure how it was going to go up through the week. I was preparing to start. But I didn't know and then before the game. I learn I was starting and just had to go do it. So you got an inkling of the possibility on Wednesday, but truly did not know you're going to start until what ninety minutes before for real. No probably a little bit before that. But I was just whenever I was told. Okay. So you're told and then you go out, and what what did you tell yourself as you trotted out on the field for the first time, and it was a nationally televised game in a big bay area. Rivalry yet. I think the biggest thing was just focused focus on what matters and one thing that is how we played on the field. And so that's just what I kept telling myself all game long. And I thought we did a great job. Stan focus all game wall and worked and how did Shanahan coach you up throughout the process, Nick what was that coach quarterback relationship like? He was very, you know, he, obviously. He really didn't change the playbook to be honest. I thought that was cool thing. No. He let me go commend offense. A lot of freedom. Let me make good decisions and put me in good positions to succeed. So he definitely call. It a great game. Let me have success when you say give you freedom. What what sort of freedom you talking about? Didn't alter the playbook, and I was very appreciative of that. You know, he he had competent I knew the system inaugurated upper, and I was so I definitely appreciate him. Believing me did you check out of play. Did you did you go a little Omaha on 'em last night on nothing? Nothing too. Crazy. Got the play run the play. And then you were successful more more often than not what was your phone like when you got back to it last night. It was it was pretty crowded for sure I've lot of people back home the support me. And so that was pretty cool to see. I haven't gone all the way through yet. And I don't know if I will. But definitely appreciate with all the support that I've got the whole forty nine hundred nations got these past twenty four hours. So what was the number of texts? Was the number. Five hundred come on. Oh, five you had five hundred techs on your phone when you got back to it after Thursday night football. Wow. You're popular guy. Nick mullins. You are a pop guy. Yes. I guess so fantastic. Okay. I noticed that you got emotional with our Andrews afterwards. What we what was going through your temples when you were talking post game last night on file it really just I was we got the win. It's everything that we worked for the seasons been grind so far. And so just the way we work to get this win a big moment for thirteen. So it's just really excited. We got the win. But nothing personal about whatever journey you've taken that struck me as as much as a team person that you clearly are your teammates reaction to your success shows that. But nothing personal was going through your mind as you realized you threw three touchdowns in a big victory for the forty Niners on national television. I think the biggest personal thing for me was just the fact that I got into the forty Niners wanted to lend the system as much as I could and had plenty of time to do that on the practice squad and things like that. And so it's just a matter of time for got my opportunity, and that's what I kept thinking after the game. Nick Mullins here on the rich Eisen show after throwing for three touchdowns in his NFL debut, passer rating, just a little shy of a buck fifty two right here on the rich Eisen show. What what was your draft day like, Nick? Jeff day all the forty Niners from my only treat pre- visit. I thought that I would get an opportunity Minnesota. But I didn't know how long it was last. It would last and it was just kind of all Amita see how far could go. So had a couple small free agents offers but the forty Niners like me from the start and have the most respect for them for finding me and liking the most. And so they gave me a call six around. And then I just kind of do I was going to sign with them. So did you think that you might get a call from the forty Niners on draft day? I'm just wondering what it was like for you to to have that experience. Yeah. I think my expectations were signs a free agent. And if I got drafted with the really cool surprise, you know, so just had to have some what realistic expectations. I guess you would say, and but I was just thankful for any opportunity. I could get and so. So what's your relationship like with far who called in last night? That was a neat moment as well. On the NFL network. I think I bet you're mariuchi hook that one up being on the set. What was that like? Yeah. Those are pretty cool. Pretty cool moment. You know? He's obviously a southern this alone too. And we do a good job of keeping until a chin just uh supporting the golden eagle fan when we can he came around a couple times a year in college. And so it was always cool to hear stories and Lin from him. And just appreciate his listen is that why you wear for number four. Not really to be honest. I was number one a preseason. And they had a couple of numbers and four was just the best option. And it was just a coincidence that four and four, but yeah, it's coincidence. I'm very glad that your your first game. Experience was not farve. Like, are you you're aware? What his first pass attempt was like in the National Football League. Right. Nick. Believe so it was a pick six and do, you know, do, you know, completing the farve trivia portion of our interview here the first person he completed a pass to in his career. Do you know who that person is? Do not himself. It was tapped back to him. Unbelievable. I yeah. Isn't it though? But I'll tell you what not nearly as impressive as three touchdowns. I mean is this is this the stuff of dreams, I'm serious like, I know the answer to it. But I'm wondering if this is the stuff that you dreamt about. Trying to get to the NFL in your journey. Nick, it is because I never knew health farm opportunity would go so four to come to this. It's been pretty cool. But it's obviously only one game at the same time. So it was a big time win. Yeah. You could say the dreams came true. But there's a lot more stuff that I'd like for the seam to accomplish. And what does it what did it feel for you? I know what it felt like for me to watch it Nick your teammates reacting to your success. That's why you play the game. I said that after the game to celebrate with your teammates. You know, we all played great offense defense special teams. We had very little penalties no turnovers and just played a great collective team win. And that's what I was most proud of after the game is we play like that. And it's gonna lead to a lot more win. So that was pretty cool to see. Okay. So what's the rest of your Friday looking like Nick Mullins after your big your big win? I know you're saying you're you're there with your wife. Right. You'd have kids yet. Right. No, sir. I don't I don't want to rush it yet. Okay. Good. I did hear a dog in the background. Oh, you did. Sorry. Don't Nick you have no idea what we've heard in the background here in the in the history of the show. What what what dog? Do you have? Bred golden doodle. Okay. Read golden doodle. Is it named farve is did you name the, no, sir? What's your dog name? My dog names scalp scout. Your wife named the dog Nick she did. You got. Yeah. Scope, brockman. That's great line. You said it might say it yourself, Nick, you're gonna have to change it to start. Now. Now that you're the starter scout team starter. Name it's darter. And a you wear that you've got verified on Twitter during your performance, Nick. Yes, sir. That's what they notified. We went to the game. Okay. Well, you certainly are blue checkmark verified in the National Football League after last night. Nick, thanks for calling in. I know again, like I said it's just one game, and you hope to have many more like that. But it was just amazing to to witness. And I honestly did not know what to expect from you. And you exceeded it. So congratulations on that. Well, thank you bet. You bet. So you're gonna go out to lunch dinner what he got on Friday. Now, what do you got now? Yeah. Probably so just grab some lunch and head up to silly at some point and just go along with the weekend. Okay. Go for maybe. We'll see out there. Next sunday. We'll check it out America deal. Thanks. Thanks for calling in. That's Nick Mones at Nick Mullins on Twitter. How many followers does he have currently at twenty seven point six thousand do we know what he was lying. I don't know that off hand. Got blue verified by great line. Dog's name is scout got an image starter. You're like Costanza spotting. Dinesh today is Friday. I'm feeling scout. Got along. Does this guy have any idea? His life is now changed forever. It doesn't sound like it. Well, I mean, look as you know. Moments. Like that are are y we watch sports on. Okay. And I know raider fans are like come on. They're all in there is right now maybe hearing that 'cause they're very prideful bunch right now. They're very angry punch right now there are down budge. And there's a lot of people who watch sports, and there are a lot of cynics out there like come on. It was the raiders. But it's a you just heard he learned got an inkling Tuesday. He would be starting found out like that Thursday was the time he found out. He was starting right and. He goes out and beats the raiders at still a professional team of prideful men, despite the fact that we saw performance the Dion called garbage, and you can understand why. But. Careers can be made off of this. Or it could be one of those. You know, everybody's all American moments where aren't combine car from Mullen Chevrolet in about thirty years from now, and there's a photo on the wall of the one game show or Matt Flynn situation. This kid seem to have a great head on his shoulder. Yeah. He had zip on a ball. I mean in that Shannon offense is it's not vanilla. I mean that offenses known league-wide for its ingenuity in innovative style. And if he had no limitations on that. Then clearly neck up this kid's ready to roll. And. Do you see what is dimensions are? Looked like he was stacked. He's six five. Yeah. So there's some there there. That's not great someone posted on Twitter. How many times have the Shanahan's had a quarterback ro bootleg for for touchdown party six one six one I gave them for extra inches, but he's he's looks like a real deal Queen now looks like this now for him. He is going to look great in the patriot blue. It's gonna be great mad. When Lynch flips and back at TJ slipped me this. He had about seven thousand followers before the game. There you go. Good for Nick Mullins at Nick Mullins, fun. Having a chat with him Ray Ratto on that night as well. As what the Oakland Raiders are doing. 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And you're in a situation where there's been a lot of losing already. I mean, it's tough to make those choices and decisions. Look guy at one of the worst records in the history of coaching. And he didn't forget how to coach. He really does. He really does know how to coach offense. He does. So he had no choice, but to give up the calling if there's a new general manager coming in saying guess what you're not doing the pike. Right. And he said the Todd Haley was his higher. I mean, everybody knew that that was how that gonna work to the most headstrong guys. I mean in the fifteen years that I've covered the sport and the NFL network. You wanna talk about headstrong guys? You got Todd Haley and terms of headstrong guys. Hugh jackson. We saw it on the first episode of hard knocks as happened. We saw playing out. That's why I said the hash limbs clearly don't have HBO. We all saw. Now, I also heard he loved Wentz to I heard that he loved Wentz. I heard that from the get-go he loved once. And I don't know if this is a mix of Sashi Brown and the Brown sane. We need more players. We're trading down and we're gonna play money ball. And we're gonna start doing all this stuff. I mean, they did eat a lot of players queue Jackson when Hugh Jackson came in. He was the choice of the Browns. I heard that there were other choices for him. I heard that they weren't other choices for him. I don't know what the real answer is. But if you believe that you have in any new you're gonna take a new head coaching job. Your like, look, you're hire me for a reason. I want that kid from from North Dakota state. That's what I want. Or I want Jared Goff. One of those two are taken. What else we can do here? Let's talk. You want me? That's the that's the guy. We're going to get. And either didn't do it or nobility to do it. And now with him coming out in all this stuff that he's saying maybe true. But saying four days after you're fired is definitely not. You're just gonna get lit up of anybody saying that you're saying it to try, and I'm not the reason why we went one and thirty one. Oh, and then he says I wanted to Shawn Watson. And I wanted Patrick Mahomes. Very convenient you want to three best rookie quarterbacks in the NFL. We got a chance at all three of them and got the Sean Kaiser. Who was a top prospect? He was heading into the draft. Certainly more of a top prospect in the guy threw three touchdowns on hardly any practice on Thursday night football that guy. Now, you can all sit covers bear whatever. You did have an all world hall of fame left tackle. What a mess really is. It really isn't in you have to look all the way to the top. You really do for that sort of mess. Greg williams. Saying what are you saying how he had? He had eleven different opportunities for head coaching jobs. Hugh Jackson going on. I take San I wanted every single quarterback who at the time. I was saying we didn't need. Right. But if he did have a guy in what Deepa Desta who said that there wasn't a top pick a franchise quarterback in the first round. And saw she Brown saying we're gonna get more picks. And you have an owner saying that's where we're going with. Than Hugh's been eaten. It. And I think he wants people are no he's been eating. It just does four days later. I would counsel him to go. Just go go to bore borough. Go see places the planet. You haven't seen go do it. Now, if you want to get back and coaching you're not gonna see it for a while. And he can coach offense. Doc next year. I'm sure. I mean nutty watching beat the chiefs. I mean, watch it happen. That would ruin a lot of survivor picks them guessing Ray Ratto joining us. I can't wait to hear what he thinks last night's performance by the Oakland, Raiders, all you have to do is just read his column today. 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And then in college football, you've got a one versus three matchup down in Louisiana as albums going to travel. The death valley at night gonna top ten matchup in the SEC already going to determine one of those divisions this weekend. And yet last night, we got force-fed some of the worst football on planet earth. Now, our misfortune ends up being the gain what could be a career maker for one guy because last night. The San Francisco forty Niners dispatch the Oakland Raiders thirty four to three on Thursday night football. And while it was not a game that was inherently interesting feature a lot of defensive prowess or really anything of note. It was a game that took place between Derek Carr, Nick Mullins, which ends up being the story this one. And if you're wondering, I'm a pretty big football fan. I don't think I've ever heard of Nick Mullins before you would be correct in your assessment. Most of us had not heard of Nick Mullins before the coming days, Nick Mullins, e 2017 undrafted free agent out of southern miss. Started his day off. So he gets the news that he's going to start. Very late in the game Thursday night Friday morning. He started off his day by receiving a good luck Tech's from fellow southern miss golden eagle. Brett farve. Now, you have to imagine that was the first of many text messages for him. But the one that was going to be the most guys getting ready to make his first NFL start on a primetime game against the Oakland Raiders. And I don't care who you are underhanded free agent myself. This is a hell of a position for guy to be an career maker break kinda moment. And Nick Mullins the San Francisco forty Niners starting quarterback. Yes. You get to say that today. Nick Mullins soak it in talked about the feeling of knowing he was going to get the start last night feeling obviously knowing that you're gonna start put some more emphasis on it. I guess you could say preparation stayed pretty consistent studied the plan. Always going to be ready when my name was called, and it was called. And so just tried to do the best that I could. And the team did the best that we could you know, we played great sound football three phases. The game. Personal last Michael junior here on ESPN radio and the ESPN, man. My guy already has the stock quarterback answers down, Pat. He's been reading from the handbook he's been sitting there to Jimmy Garoppolo CJ Beathard. You've got all these guys in front of you CJ Beathard was out last night with a wrist injury. That actually gave him trouble gripping the football. Which is the reason Nick Mullins is getting the start to begin with. And he's been sitting there soaking up all of this stock very vanilla quarterback answer. Just in case. He finally got to this moment had to get up at a post game press conference. But do did it last night. Three touchdown passes in his NFL debut, weeding the forty Niners to a season high thirty four points in that route the first player in forty Niners history to throw three touchdown passes and his team debut this according to you live sports bureau and he's just a fourth quarterback ever to throw for three touchdown passes. It is first NFL game over the last twenty five seasons. Joining listen to these names the for the quarterbacks to throw for three touchdown passes in their first NFL game in the last twenty five years the last twenty five years we've seen some damn good quarterbacks. Come and go in this league the before quarterbacks three touchdown passes in their first career games in the last twenty five seasons. Mark Bolger in two thousand two Ryan Fitzpatrick in two thousand five my God and heaven Marcus mariota in two thousand fifteen to actually through four. And Nick Mullins in two thousand eighteen and this is the kind of game I made for this game ends up being a lot more about our perception of the raiders the forty Niners. Best days are ahead of them. They're young quarterback of the future is injured playing this year. So, unfortunately, we really gonna pay much attention last night ends up being more about jockeying for draft position as we go towards this spring. But for Nick Mullins, you could make a career off that what happened last night for Nick Mullins can be enough to keep him bouncing around the league for a few few more years than undrafted free agent would have otherwise. And that's the reality that kid made a lot of money last night. And you gotta be happy Vic Mullen signing bonus as undrafted free agent zero dollars zero cents. And I mean that is not under free agents. I got a few. I got a few thousand dollars signing bonus. Your some guys you'll see get ten twenty thousand dollars that are priority free agents. Nick Mullins got zero dollars and zero sense. He was not supposed to make it last night was not supposed to happen last. That was exactly what we're supposed to happen for the raiders though. This is what they've been trending towards. This is what they have been trying to do. This is what happens when you are selling off parts at rapid pace, Jon Gruden aka the value. God. Has been trying to strip this thing down and build it back up yesterday. Took an interesting turn some sitting around. And we all we have this interview the Jon Gruden did. With FOX on Wednesday and. Just listen to what Jon Gruden says. And we'll digest it together. If you haven't heard this before this is Jon Gruden doing interview with FOX from Wednesday talking about players wanting to be Oakland, Raiders, I got a cell phone just like you and everybody else I get a lot of phone calls from people that are dying to commonplace here. I'm just telling their dying to play for the raise to have salary cap space and have a chance to talk to the people that you really want to wear the silver and black the guys you really want to where the silver black and represent this team. That's exciting. First and last here on ESPN radio and the ESPN app, man. Jon Gruden seems like he's going out of his way to make sure the guys that are on this current raiders roster know that he doesn't like them. Like, we hear all this time about coaches using the media to send a message to guys you better. Hope the Jon Gruden is the exact opposite that there is some sort of other worldly show of support going on behind closed doors, but this grown man football's the NFL, you don't have to go out to coddle anybody. But at the same time, these guys are smart they see in. No, their coach came from the media understands the media for the most part and to go out there and say this and know that it's going to get back to that locker when this I can't I can't wrap my head around this and Jon Gruden we've a media guy for the last number of years put as a football player and a football coach, I should say for a long time. This is baffling that is baffling because we're gonna we heard a lot last night about this raiders team quitting on Jon Gruden and the things that come in that territory when you're losing. And when you're trending this. Way. And when the tanking word keeps getting thrown around over and over again, all of that becomes natural in a certain way for this group. But hearing this Jon Gruden it seems like he's inviting it because what does this tell every player on this team? But you're probably not in our future plans either. We've sold off the best guys on our team to remind you in a very almost patriot esque way that you don't matter in our grand plans at this point. Now quitting a whole 'nother thing Darren Woodson are ESPN NFL analysts sportscenter yesterday and said that's not what's happening with this raiders group. There say watch Vilma say Gaza quitting on because he's a professional. These guys are out there again, they're not just playing for Jon Gruden. They're playing for everyone else. That's gonna be watching them throughout the process. It's about the lack of personnel that they have going through injuries. And they don't have any dynamic players that are out there making big place for this book ball team and today, they went out there. And like they played all all these last couple years dysfunctional with the lack of personnel. And this is what happened. And I tell you what Darren is writing this. And you're always cognizant, especially the guys that make up the meat of the bell curve at his roster that you're going to likely be playing season somewhere else in any given year to begin with. And you're always thirty one other teams are going to see this. But what he said there is true at this point. And I can't speak to every player on that teams relationship with Jon Gruden again. Maybe it looks better behind closed doors. But if I'm a player hearing, these things in the media, I can tell you I'm probably not playing for Jon Gruden that much can be sure I will go out there. And like we have with all those teams you put it on the line for your family, your reputation what you're trying to do furthering your place in this league. But playing four coaches something for a lot of guys goes out the window at this level to begin with. But when you hear that vote of confidence, and I say that with the utmost sarcasm built into that font for you guys that makes it pretty easy to say. Well, I'm definitely not playing for that guy. First and last podcast backing fall out from one of the uglier situations in college football, we've seen in quite some time at the university of Maryland. More people departing this program in the groups around it in wake of firing of DJ, Dirk the decision to overturn recommendation by the board of regions and everything else that is all gone back and resulted from the death of Jordan McNair on this football team. It's first and last Michael junior here on ESPN radio and the ESPN app, and we know that yesterday we saw the firing of DJ Durkan had football coach now former head football coach of the university of Maryland wall is low the university president stepping in and going against the recommendation from the board of regents well James Brady, the chair of the Maryland, bore of regions is stepping down immediately. He announced yesterday McNair, excuse me, James Brady was part of that board that recommended reinstating DJ Durkan as the football coach despite the objection of walla's lo who's going to retire at the. The end of the year Brady released a statement with his resignation saying he respected the many people who disagreed quote there were difficult decisions. Based on information included in reports stemming from two investigations and a great deal of thought and deliberation I understand that reasonable people could come to other conclusions and even among our board some did going forward. I believe the board needs to be able to return to the important business of supporting an advancing American Maryland public university system for the benefit of its students and families and of people across the state in recent days, I become the public face of both the board and its decisions related these matters in my estimation might continued presence on the board will inhibit its ability to move, Maryland, higher education agenda forward, and I have no interest in serving as a distraction from that important work and vets probably the perfect place to stick on this because that was everyone's point of contention with this all along with DJ Durkan at the center of this. It was. Was regardless of where you fell on this. And it seemed invoice instance, almost universally people looking at this situation. Crying foul for all of the obvious reasons that this program could not move forward. I'm amazed the more I look back at it. What had to be said? It's one of two things either DJ Durkan who was now the former Maryland head football coach who is accused of running a toxic program. Although the this board of regents and the studies they conducted deemed it wasn't toxic. Even though guys were afraid to come forward and say anything about what was going on. And there for fear of repercussions. Which sounds pretty damn toxic to me all of that going on all of that going on and. To try and move forward based off of that. Now, regardless of whether you believe every word of the reports are not the stained from the outside made it impossible for DJ Durkin to continue to be at the helmet continue to be in the middle of this after all that gone on once you are tied to the horrible nature of what happened with Jordan McNair. And so the problem is now is this is just the jumping off point to move. Forward was something that James Brady said there everyone of the university trying to move forward. The problem is and Mark Schwarzer ESPN reporter was on sportscenter yesterday saying there's still plenty of tension. Leftover to deal with right now about a thousand students streamed through the campus, they were chanting Justice for Jordan. They were chanting about safety for student athletes. They were talking about accountability from the administration and the department, but they were not only agreement there was discord and there was some chaos. Some people were saying boycott the foot. Ballgames others were saying support the football team. But when you've been around this campus, and some of the people that we talked to were you know, that firing coach Turkey is not going to cure all the ills that affect this university community first and last Michael junior here on ESPN radio and the ESPN app. We're brought to you by Pennzoil synthetics taking synthetic motor oil performance to a whole new level. Make the switch to Pennzoil synthetics today, and that tension there runs deep I saw tweets from a couple of Maryland players saying it's interesting that the support comes now when I haven't seen a full stadium there since we got on campus. I it's not going to be perfect across the board because his team full of one hundred twenty plus guys with as we mentioned yesterday on golick wingo. We talked about this. I'm sure varying opinions about who they thought DJ Durkan was as a coach. Now, the one thing that seemed universally true they were all deeply saddened by the loss of their teammate. That is something as someone who not while playing. But after playing. Loss teammates and members of our support staff, and it's a difficult process to deal with and one that you have to deal with together. It's the only way through it in these situations with these guys, and if you've got fractured trust with the coach that becomes impossible. And if you're a school and a program, again, I'll go to the board of regents and the people doing these reports met with DJ Durkan met with the university athletic director met with wall was low, and they heard a presentation from DJ jerkin about how he could believe how he believed that he could move the football program through this time of turmoil into the future and help get them back to where Maryland football wants to be a place where by the way, Matt Canada portion of season seems to have been close to getting talking to Maryland fans, there was hope an optimism around the football program's product on the field for the first time in quite some time. But for DJ Dirk to stand up in front of that group, either what he said was so persuasive. A group of people could ignore the obvious logic of a situation and logic. I think it was summed up really well by Dan Levitan here that will here in a second about the reality of this program with this man attached to going forward. Either his presentation was so persuasive, or again, something that came up when we talked to Sally Jenkins yesterday the threshold for what the board needed to hear in order to keep this guy on was so low because of these circumstances that whatever they heard if it was positive enough was going to be enough. Dan Le Batard yesterday on the obvious part of this situation. Why DJ Durkin had to go? Even if that person was innocent at ten and fifteen one hundred percent innocent you have to fire him anyway, because he's job is to get recruits. And it's been torched. You can't have a dead player on your hands. A toxic culture that has been investigated and get anyone's parents to lend you their kids and their kid's bodies. Like, even if he were a same. The job. He came at the job is to get recruits. Like, you could say the job is to win. But the job is to get the crews. He can't do it as well. Get out of here. Like, you gotta go, dude. Even if you're in I'm sorry that stinks. I know we want to do all the innocent until proven guilty, and nobody cares about unfair here. You fail in your charge. First and last here on ESPN radio you failed in your charge. If you were DJ Durkan, and if you're James Brady is someone who as you said was the face of this board and everything in the response. You were that was the being the chair of that board has that responsibility. Come with it. And with the responsibility to take in all the information report and make the decision that was in the best interest of the university of Maryland. Based on the response. You got James Brady also failed in that charge. And so him having to go and carving out the people that were part of this period in Maryland's program history is the again only way it probably moves through to any place that becomes palatable for the family of Jordan McNair, first and foremost for the Maryland football team in the athlete department and everyone else that involves around it from there on out. First and last podcast if you're a smoker. Switching isn't easy. You've tried vapes. And e six they just didn't deliver the satisfaction. You expected jewel is different. It's not an e cigarette it's vapor product that actually satisfies plus Jewess simple to use. And there's no cigarette. Ash, no lingering odor as a smoker, you expect a certain nicotine experience. Right. Jill delivers give jewelry try chick. O J U L dot com slash sports. Switch and be satisfied. Yes. You can do both. Warning. This product contains nicotine nicotine is an addictive chemical. Last podcast. How many guys this morning from one? Oh, four point five ESPN in Baton Rouge down. Here. Going goes down here on the road yesterday. We were at walk on get ready for Alabama coming to LSU this weekend. One versus three in college football kind enough to let me do the show down here sticking around for the game this weekend. Jazzed about that one as bad as Thursday night. Football was last night where the forty Niners went out and absolutely rolled over the Oakland Raiders in a way that is going to invite all this conversation about the raiders quitting. My mind is really just a reminder of what the raiders are doing which is not being at all invested in winning. They got three first round picks this year to next year to five worse round picks in the next two years. Jon Gruden is clearly said now for some time. All right. I've got a ten year contract. I've got time and space to make this work. We'll get to Hugh Jackson who did not have time and space in his coming out. And being unusually candid for someone who probably still wants to coach in this league somewhere. And maybe this is part of it. Maybe in his mind, it's clearing up. A lot of the question marks around his departure. So that in the next job interview. There's no misunderstanding about where he believes. He sat where it went wrong. You Jackson who I believe I saw at first take. Today. Like, I keep reading that feeling like, it's a typo. But Hugh Jackson, the former Browns head coach believe is going to join I take today, which I am infinitely fascinated by didn't interview with Mary Kay cabinet the other day and talked about some things that we get into a little bit. But he was operating the way most coaches do where it already seemed given his record as a head coach. He was on borrowed time for Jon Gruden based on the vote of confidence. And you've been given you believe you've got a longer one way. And so it produces games like last night right now, it's time for straight talk. Brought to you by straight talk wireless. Best phones, best networks, no contracts because the rest of this weekend in the NFL is markedly more interesting like I said, I'm looking forward to the college football matchup down here. But this area the country's also playing home to one of the best NFL games. This weekend is the Los Angeles Rams come to take on the New Orleans Saints, but this weekend and this week is really been defined by the conversation around these Sunday night football matchup. Green Bay going on the road against the New England Patriots and the whole Brady. Rogers debate, we tear everyone kind of explain away Tom Brady the greatest of all time, the winning resume the Super Bowls. But here in Rogers, the best of all time, the skills we've done this before so many times over we've done that. So many times the quarterbacks actually got to way in which feels strange for the first time on this. Aaron Rodgers actually being asked about Tom Brady, and this sort of comparison in the first time, I can really remember. And all this Rogers on Brady towns at the top is game for over a decade planet high level when Ps? MBP's? He's he's been phenomenal player in this league. So he's a fun to watch younger player trying to figure out what you know what he's doing. Obviously we play a little bit different style a game. But the stuff that he does well stuff that over my career, I've tried incorporating HOGAN. I last Michael junior here on ESPN radio and the ESPN app. What I would give to know what Aaron Rodgers thinks about this behind closed doors Aaron Rodgers by all accounts isn't extremely reserved individual when it comes to what he's willing to put out into the public. You someone who guards his privacy, but behind closed doors when you talk to guys that are teammates talked to guys that have played within against him era is a hyper competitor, an alpha male on the sports field and the guy who's gonna wear you out like his teammates have talked about how openly he is bleep talking you in practice when it is you versus your team the guys that you are in the locker room with every day. Let alone what he thinks of himself amongst the other quarterbacks in the NFL playing against other teams. I would give any amount of money to hear him speak freely on that. But it's never going to happen. So this is what we're going to have to deal with now on the other side, it became just as interesting. So the debate you can have about this. I think comes down to personal preference. The people that want to ring. Counter. Always get a pick Brady. The people like myself who just are overwhelmed by the physical gifts of Aaron Rodgers. And the precision of the things he does and has done despite not always feeling like he's gotten the support that he needs there in Green Bay. I always firmly planted in the Aaron Rodgers hive Bill bell check at an interesting answer. When he was asked about Tom Brady and one that's not going to especially given the recent history of the patriots probably do him any favors in the talk of his relationship with the star quarterback. Here's Bill Belichick when asked if Brady has the edge over Rogers. The over. Played against on Brady. So I'm glad he's our quarterback. He's a great quarterback. No one a lot of games for don't believe a lot more than we've won a lot of games because I've never played against on. This is a battle of forces trying to give the most diplomatic answer possible. And what happens in the course of that? Is you give an answer a lot of people just go. You've never played against Tom Brady g to play against you see him every day. You've got a better vantage point of this guy than anyone in the history of pro football is head. Maybe I don't know universally lauding them with praise seems like a lot better answer than just focusing on. Well, I haven't played against my guy. So I can't really say way to go about it. Maybe there's other quotes involved in this. It's one soundbite. Amidst a sea of them. But man, it doesn't really help from outsiders perspective. When you hear that it sounds like more of. Oh, yeah. That's right. I forgot these to the relationship that we've heard about with these two all offseason that people have described as maybe less than fatherly. And suddenly in all of this still might not be great which is shame because this season is done. Exactly what we said it would in the off season and put all that talk. Squarely behind us when it comes to the relationship between Brady Bella CSAK in cronk hausky wanting to retire and all this stuff and doom and gloom that we heard ever since Seth wicker sham wrote that piece at the end of last year. So the there's that all of this again has been an exercise in subtlety. It's been an exercise in trying to play the appropriate game in public not only for guys that are generally not inclined to really give you anything of value. When it comes to a sound by put also guys that understand. They got a game coming up this weekend. You look at the actual game of this and air, Raj. The Green Bay Packers. Just almost put it on the undefeated, Los Angeles Rams in Los Angeles. They were a misguided time. Gumri fielding of a kickoff return away for mayor Rogers having a chance to go down and win that game and do so behind an offense that it had plenty of success against the Rams defense. Now, we know that didn't end up happening, and you don't get credit for almost wins in the NFL. But I watched that game and watch the Packers defensively on the road against one of the best. If not the best offense is in the NFL, maybe outside of what we've seen in Kansas City. And so that Green Bay Packers defense if they can check the Rams who. Not only have great players, but that great scheme and an offense. You've got Aaron Rogers. That's a team that like we said at the beginning of the season. But lost our way a little bit. That's a team that can win the Super Bowl with Aaron Rodgers at the helm if that defense plays like it did against Los Angeles Rams that team can win the Super Bowl. And we saw them expose them things in protection for the Rams that we didn't think were possible. And based on what we just saw recently from the patriots in a team that had difficulty protecting Tom Brady in their last game. It's not far fetched to think the Packers could go on the road. And do this a road environment? Does not worry them clearly. But that being said that is the nuanced version of this conversation and not the frustration that boiled over for own Steve Naismith yesterday who on first take went on to say this about Aaron Rogers and his tenure with the Packers going forward. I personally want Ameri rajas to demand. Trae from the Green Bay Packers at the end of this season. I want him out. He doesn't deserve this organization. Does not deserve Aaron Rodgers. First and last Michael junior here on ESPN radio and ESPN straight talk. Brought to you by straight talk wireless, nationwide coverage and America's largest most dependable four G LT networks, and that's been the frustration for a lot of people for a long time. And. We've constantly looked at Mike McCarthy, and what we hear is this frayed relationship between the two and the organization that had Aaron Rogers on an absolute steal of a deal at felt like the last few years because that's what happens with these quarterback deals. They reset the market, and then a few years so many other quarterbacks have gotten paid that we look at theirs and all the sudden say well based on what the cap does. And the other quarterbacks this is more affordable. And we looked at Aaron Rodgers as someone who is on a deal that allowed his team to do things that they didn't. Now, we sit here and say, you know, what they've gotten rid of Jordy Nelson his favorite weapon they've gotten rid of quarterbacks coach Aaron Rodgers really value. But now we look around and say, well, all right. Devante Adam seems to be Morphing into a true number one receiver Aaron Jones at running back free. Aaron Jones, by the way, seems like a guy that you can rebuild around in this run game. You have maybe the two best hackles and football. Maybe the guys in Kansas City, would would certainly throw an argument into that. Those guys I think improving obviously, Eric fishers guy who's gotten paid like it. But. I don't think is on the level of David Bach Yar who might be the best left tackle in football. You've got an offense of group. That's rolling. You've got a defense that you invested so many picks in on that right side for the first time in a while Green Bay seems like a place that might be finally giving Aaron Rodgers that support. Now, we it's to be determined. Whether that's going to be too little too late or not the NFC. We know is stacked full of talented teams that are getting better. Philadelphia loads up gets golden Tate at the trade deadline starting to look better. Seattle's metamorphosis, they're changed this offseason. Looks like it might finally start to be bearing fruit the entire NFC south. You can throw in there. But man, you always got a chance when you've got Aaron Rodgers and the way he's playing that knee continues to hold up and he's looked healthier in the last couple of weeks. This looks like a team that for the first time in a while might be deserving. If that's the thing, and the concept is deserving is a hilarious one. I can dispute for you. But for the first time in a while, it seems like this Green Bay Packers team might be supporting Aaron Rodgers in the way, we all looked. Thought that he deserves? And last podcast. And we got tweets coming in about a ton of different topics that we've covered so far today infinite content tweets in referencing be Maryland football program. Jane James Brady, the chair of the board of regents that recommended DJ Durkin be reinstated. He stepped down yesterday after DJ Durkan was let go the day prior and infinite content tweets in the coach knew nothing and was negligent duties, or you didn't ignored the issues either way had to go and obviously DJ Durkan. We all thought based on the findings in the report that deemed the program, not toxic despite having all the traits pointed a DJ Durkan someone that yes was at worst best negligent and at worst a catalyst for the environment. That makes all this stuff and James ratings guilty of the same thing of being charged with making a decision in the best interest of the university and failing in that charge. And when you fail that way. You've gotta go Jeremy Johnson. Tweets in. If you see f goes undefeated the season and win New Year's Eve bowl and top teams end up losing. Can you legit support their claim for back to back national champions UCF last night got taken to the wire? I don't know what the final score at a being they started pulling away at the end of the fourth quarter. But temple a team that has struggled especially out of the gate this season. But started looking better as of late took him every step of the way last night in a game that involved absolutely no defense, which is the theme. Collagen pro for last night. No last night showed me that defensively. UCF would not be able to go out and compete with the other teams involved in this UCF is very good football team. And I don't want to belittle the accomplishments of that group of young men at all, and what they've been able to do now to your straight that level of consistency. But as far as the cries for their legitimacy in college football, I'm sorry. I just don't I don't have the time for that right now and Matthew weather for tweets, and how do you feel about to marry Thomas going to that Houston offense as we said the NFL schedule this weekend is ripe with some interesting games at Houston going on the road at Denver Houston gained a lot of momentum. Watch that conversation get a little quieter this weekend because that Denver defense against a pretty good offense has managed to check some guys and can be breaking into new Marius. Thomas, your deepest deep threaten will fuller is now out for the rest of the season with that ACL this Denver team can cover this. Denver defense can give you some issues and Houston cannot run and they cannot protect and those are issues when you face. Von Miller that Houston offense is going to be humbled a bit this weekend. You can book that surprise a friend or a loved one today with the bouquet from one eight hundred flowers dot com. When you order a dozen multicolored roses for only twenty nine ninety nine you'll get another dozen plus a vase absolutely free. Go to one hundred flowers dot com slash ESPN, somebody who needs some flowers. Good Lord might be JR Smith now JR Smith has been. A sort of lovable character over the last few years with the Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James until last year's finals. He had been the guy that we think of as the cavalier would want to celebrate with shirtless. JR Smith running around having a good time. Well, it is not all sunshine for JR Smith after LeBron James departure who yesterday came out and was very pointed in his desires talking about wanting to be traded now from the Cleveland Cavaliers are you hoping for a trade? Have you expressed that to? First and last Michael junior here on ESPN radio and ESPN app. And our Adrian wards ask reports that the NBA will consider whether Cavs guard JR Smith public acknowledgment Thursday that he wants to be traded constitutes a final offense under the terms of collective bargaining agreement. Man JR Smith God God love him. But this is the most JR Smith outcome of this event possible. I call it. A lot of the bad portions of his Cavaliers tenure Knicks JR Smith finding his way back into the light the New York Knicks JR Smith that so many people lamented and when him to Maan Shumpert were dealt on their way out to the Cavs people said, good riddance, and then had to watch them. Both get a championship ring, which I'm sure was great for everyone in New York to watch and process and take in there, but for JR Smith, it was a lot of talk about his rehabilitation of an image going from DM slider to a father and a husband and a guy who who seemed to have a little bit more together. Than the wild child. We had seen in the past. But now it's become a much different situation and one that our own stand Van Gundy talked about yesterday was sage Steele on sportscenter. Well, I think I got to come together. They've got to come together ownership and Kobe open and decide on direction and where they're going. They decided they weren't gonna play their veteran guys then Tyler Plato now they've made a coaching change. I mean, this thing is in total disarray. And you gotta decide what are you going to do with JR Smith? What are you going to do with Kyle Korver? And then are you building around Kevin love or you breaking it down starting over. I think for all of us who watch the league there's a lot of confusion. Nobody knows what they're trying to accomplish here. And they've got to be very clear on that before they go anywhere else. I last year on ESPN radio and the ESPN app. JR Smith is fifteenth years thirty three year old man making just under fifteen million dollars a year hasn't played more than twenty minutes in the game and his averaging just two and a half. Points and one rebound with two years left on his current contract. And you know, what honestly what's happened with JR? Smith is he's in a situation that stinks right now your best player just left. Your coach got fired. You're not sure about the future for the veterans on this roster. Like, STAN just mentioned there and JR is watched around the league recently as players of flexed and tried to force their way out of certain situations. And we heard about all these back channel things with Kyrie Irving. Trying to get his way out of Cleveland the other year and everything that's gone on with Jimmy Butler now and JR forgot that you gotta play the game JR came out. And just said, yeah, I don't wanna be your players are not allowed to make public requests for trades. We remember Eric Bledsoe. The guards former Suns guard was fined ten grand for tweeting. I don't wanna be here which could be open to interpretation of a lot of things JR is removed. The interpretation JR's gonna get fined for this. And it's because JR forgot that you've got to play the game. You've got a massage this a little bit JR forgot that you've got to be a little nuance. But this is sort of the lovable JR right is the one that just goes out there and acts impulsively JR that doesn't know how much time is left in finals game. That's it manifesting self in a situation. Now where JR also gets the microphone when the Brian James is there LeBron James is getting the microphone you're deferring to the best guys on that team. And for so often the structure that team dictated JR Smith wasn't going to get a lot of airtime. Besides the championship celebrations and him being shirtless and all these good things. But now that it's you and Kyle Korver an injured Kevin love JR gets the Michael little bit more and the situation is not fun anymore. This is the Cavaliers team that happened when LeBron James left the first time in JR Smith didn't think he was going to have to go back to that. Didn't think this is going to be the life that he was left with and now he wants out, and he forgot that you've got a back channel this JR Lee someone forgot to coach JR up on the exit strategy. And now he's going to get his wall. Light and a little bit in the process. It's about as on brand is humanly possible for a guy that's been a major league character in the NBA over a number of years. And last podcast. And last podcast dive here this morning from one oh four point five ESPN here in Baton Rouge sticking around this weekend to check out Alabama at LSU on Saturday night in death valley. Golick a win goes down here yesterday. We were at walk on in Baton Rouge getting ready for this one. We had a chance to talk to coach ordure on in person. You'll hear from had a chance to talk to Nick Sabin the Alabama head coach on the phone heading up to this game. And you could feel it already. We were down here on Wednesday and Thursday, and you could feel this place starting to live up Friday and Saturday certainly holding a lot more to come in there. You can tune in to college football action tomorrow as Duke battles Miami presented by Goodyear. Coverage begins at six thirty pm eastern on ESPN radio ESPN radio dot com and the ESPN app, and there's some other matchups that we can get to eventually there are some other portions of college football, and the NFL that are both going to provide some really interesting games because after last night. We desperately need it college football game. It's an interesting one last night UCF going toe to toe with temple and being able to hold them off despite a game that lacked any defense, and then of course, in the NFL the best thing that came out of Thursday night football last night, because let's be real last night Thursday night when the prime time performance, we're looking for San Francisco taking on the Oakland Raiders, they beat them thirty four to three would Nick Mullins. Yes. The Nick Molen that one that, you know, so well, the two thousand seventeen undrafted free agent from southern miss Nick Mullins went out there and was the star of the damn show throwing three touchdowns two hundred sixty two yards and getting the win in his first NFL start got a text from Brett farve to start the day. But last night was a lot more about what you did. Instead of watching the game because let's be real. We watched about as much as we had to. And then we turn that off Allie. What did you watch instead of Thursday night football last night, parent trap? It's a great pick the great see you went with the timeless classic. We appreciate. I went out on a limb. I'd never seen it was flipping channels and decided I would see what all the hype was about with paw patrol. Hear a lot about that one lived up to it. Some amazing dogs doing some amazing things in that show. So you can let us know at ESPN radio at willow junior. Fifty-seven what you did instead of Thursday night football. Because while there was a question about that. There will be no question about what you are watching Saturday night. And that is no disrespect to my all modern Notre Dame who will be taking on northwestern in Evanston at seven fifteen eastern on Saturday night. But Alabama LSU is a game that needs no introduction and for head coach or drama. We talked to yesterday on goal can win. Go really need to be a whole lot of raw going on from him. This very motivated bunch. I thought we could've played on Monday. You know, some things like that. You gotta boldly them and you'll feel the energy, but the energy within about team has been fantastic. All we let them let them go the way they want to go. I know one I have to team up when I don't have to fire my team. I haven't had to do it yet this legal problems person. Last Michael junior here on ESPN radio the ESPN app, man. I hope you got to hear the majority of our interview with coach oh yesterday because that's just a coach or John is just main pure unadulterated football. He is what happens if you were to boil football down like a metal and get it in its purest form coach is pure football ages. He doesn't turn it off. We got to talk to him before he came on set with us, and we got to talk to him a little bit after and it's the same guy and all those phases. None of that is an act. None of that. As a forced answer far as you could tell with coach, oh, this is a guy who just lives it. And for this team. That's what you would expect in a rivalry game. Like this the magnitude of this kind of game because LSU is a team that absolutely no one is giving chance they're going into Saturday night in one of the most feared environments in college football. And we talked to Greg McElroy former Alabama quarterback yesterday who mentioned that while volume wise, the stadium is loud. But there are other loud stadiums in the SEC the. Timid ation of being in an environment where the stands go straight up around you. There's a live tiger outside of the damn stadium. And a bunch of angry fans ready to come in there and tell you you know, what you've got to manage all of that leading up to this game. And in this case understanding that it's a one vs three matchup in college football. That's going to decide your playoff fates very early in the season, relative to when we get to the actual playoff now for Ed order on a company that team has been battle tested and some big environments already. Obviously, they have the loss on their resume to Florida. But they've got a win over a highly ranked Georgia team on the resume early in the season primetime matchups with the university of Miami to start the year off Auburn on the road. Obviously those teams didn't end up being as good as we thought. But those are still primetime matchups games. You've gotta get up for where the intensity just gets ratcheted up around it you heard coach order on. They don't need any introduction of that this week predicts Abe and the Alabama crimson tide. One point he made yesterday was clearly the hardest portion of their schedule is coming up now for this group. I feel like we've done some really good things this year. But house of there's things that we can do a lot better. And I think we've on play gets much better competition start Saturday, but really for the rest of the team played against or coming up next person last here on ESPN radio and the ESPN app you look at Bama schedule. Louisville Arkansas state addle miss Texas, AM, Louisiana, Lafayette, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, like it has been a schedule that Alabama could not ever sell. The anybody is difficult Texas ain't Emma solid football team. But Alabama also give them credit has beaten. The absolute breaks off of every one of these teams in the way, you would expect when you read that schedule now down the stretch you've got at LSU this weekend. Miss homers. Mississippi State the by week against the Senate, Al and then Auburn in that. Obvious rivalry game to finish off the year with the iron bowl where anything can happen. But it's an Alabama team that has gone on operating a lot of people I will like in this as I do most things to Notre Dame where Notre Dame number four in the initial rankings. And I heard our own Chris Feliks a number of other saying this is bad news for Notre Dame. They've got the best win arguably in college football right now against Michigan. They're undefeated and they're still only checking in at number four, but their schedule is just not difficult enough to justify and there have been some close games against teams like pit that shouldn't be that close. If you're a team that wants to compete at this level the difference. Valla Bama is their strength of schedule has not been up there so far. Now, these are a bunch of good not great teams in most cases. But when Alabama goes out and dominates the way they have in that schedule. You arrays any doubt about the preparation of your team about the firepower on what they're capable of. And when we get performance at quarterback. In a place that we are not expecting it. Now Abam that's position. All the sudden we look up and say, well, we assume they've got everything else because Alabama's brand is giving them that the benefit of the doubt their past performance has given them that benefit of the doubt over such a long time period that we look and say we assume defense we assume running game. And now they've got a competent passing game. Now, they've got weapons all over the outside. Now, they can be unstoppable. So despite what has been a schedule that is lacking in a game that really jumps off the page at you. There have been performances that indicate that this team if you put them in front of him they are going to mow them down. They are just not not going to just win. But they're going to win so badly. Their starters won't play in the fourth quarter. Now yesterday, we also heard from one of the players now. My maybe one of my most underrated players in college football guy that does not get enough shine. And when you're watching this week, and I promise you Damian Harris the Alabama running back. We'll factor prominently in the outcome in one way or another that guy first game of the season last year blocked a punt in the same game that he rushed for a touchdown. Does everything the crimson tide running back? He joined herbstreet and Fitzsimmons to talk about this rivalry. And what it means to these guys should that's what the game is about you know, to absolutely dominant physical teams as she sees toughest conference in America going head to head and one of the biggest games in college football. I mean, you can't really get really put it into words. You know? It's just one of those big time games. One of those almost a rivalry a few. You know, they don't they're saying don't like us are fans on like them anytime we played so there's just a hostile environment. And you know, like you said it's one of those knockout fifteen round fights incredibly physical game. We're ready for a rivalry. If you will that is about the most understated description of what's going to happen Saturday night that exists on this earth excited for that. That's going to be some of the best of what college football has to offer us this weekend. Selfishly? I'm very excited to take it in again coming to you live from one oh four point five ESPN down. Here in Baton Rouge. Extremely appreciative of the hospitality down here. Thank you for listening to the first and last podcast. You can listen and subscribe to all ESPN podcast in the listen tab of the ESPN app. First and last.

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The Cowboys' Woes, Sarkisian's Surprise, Nick Mullens and All Things Week 10  | The NFL Deep Dive Podcast

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The Cowboys' Woes, Sarkisian's Surprise, Nick Mullens and All Things Week 10 | The NFL Deep Dive Podcast

"On July fourth two thousand nine former NFL quarterback Steve McNair in his mistress Jenny Kazimi were found dead in a Nashville conduct. The police included the Jennie had killed McNair in a murder suicide, but was at the whole truth. The genyk is aiming really kill Steve McNair. I said there's no way that Ginny would pull that off from Sports Illustrated fall of titan available now subscribe on apple podcasts or every get your shows. Time to panic over this Cowboys offense of look at Dak Prescott and company heading into the Sunday. Neither Billy plus how got hot whether the charges are for real charac cards inter in Oakland, and like everybody loves Nick Mullins. It's all of Yemen. TV NFL Dodd podcasts. Hello. And welcome to the m Huby NFL. Deep dive podcast. I am Gary gramling is Andy than we have some week ten games to discuss Andy. And we're starting with the Sunday night or the NFC east clash, and this is I think this was the story of the week now that we sort of moved on from saints Rams and people celebrating cellphones. And and Aaron Rodgers Tom Brady and all that stuff. I feel it disorder that most carried through was panic button for Dallas Cowboys offense. What's wrong with the Cowboys offense? So I will start this discussion. This Cowboys at eagle Sunday night game. What is wrong with the Cowboys offense? Well, it's the the big answer to that's been the same all season long. They're not very good wide receiver. Now having Amari Cooper does help he played well in his debut, but we've discussed on this show. I don't think he changes the entire dynamic don't toe crystal. And I said that entire dynamic of the receiving core. So I think you start there. The offense of line hasn't played quite as well. But I'm not worried about the old line. And when you put on their film, you don't think it's a battle line. You just don't see the dominance that you saw for years ago. But Gary we might as well save some time. What this discussions going to come down to is the feel the theoretical conversation of what kind of offense should you build around Dak Prescott? And maybe the question before that is are you sure Dak Prescott St. long-term answers because Jerry Jones brought that up this week that they're gonna extend him. So they're going to build around on. They consulted him on the Cooper trade. I heard I think we need to start there and all on the same page, certainly. Dallas need to be on the same page about what they have at quarterback. Well, what what do you think they have a quarterback deck Prescott? One of a handful of really interesting quarterback decisions that need to be made. And we've talked on this show quite a bit about how once you give that quarterback second contract. And if you give quarterback has contract a big contract these guys outside of Tom Brady don't play for discounts. James Winston in Tampa, Derek Carr. You saw at happen with him in Oakland. Marcus mariota title have decision on him. I mean, we have we have some decisions to be made here. And once you once you marry one of these guys, you're. You're stuck with them. And you're limited with the way you can build around him. You are and Prescott to me is we need to get past this idea that being a game manager of that. That's a pejorative. We need to move on. And understand that we're talking style of play when you do that. And I think deck Prescott can be a really really high level game managing quarterback, and it good sense. And part of being a gay manager is making the occasional big play. And with him. It's going to be big plays with his legs throwing off of movement or just flat out running. But you've gotta have an offense that's conducive to that. The idea that you're just gonna have dropback passing offense. And let Prescott worked the field. He's not that kind of passers not talented of a passer. And he's not that decisive a passer he is a smart field general though, when it's a highly schemed offense and when you're getting him building off of their running game. A little surprising. Their running game has not been more foundational. I guess this year if you if you were to describe it it's hard to envision what their key. Running play has been this season. They don't quite have the same identity in their ground game. And that's what's hurting their passing game. They do not. I think you look at the passing game. If you squint you can kinda see Michael Gallup, Amari Cooper that something for the future right there that you can build along with the with Dak Prescott at this point. I do think and look when teams play in big national games like the Cowboys did on Monday night, and they underachieve, and they they lose at home to sort of a middling team, though, I think Tennessee has a much better defense than they are basically given credit for at this point. But you look at this game. I mean, look they had Dak through banner inception the red zone that that happens that take seven points of the board. They miss stay. They missed a short field goal. The obviously, you know late. They had to go for a a fourth down and turn it over and down. So it I don't know if that was necessarily the kind of disastrous. Oh my goodness. We need to make wholesale changes type of performance from this offense that everyone's sort of treated it as yeah, I'm with you on that. I don't think it was it just the they had some unfortunate poorly time bad moments, and they paid a price for it. But the bigger picture to me it still comes down to the wide receiver situation in how are you going to play with those wide receivers and that becomes attack Prescott conversation because he's got to be a tight window thrower to play with those guys. They're not great separators. And he's not his style of play. He's he doesn't have the gunslinger mentality which is. Ah positive with him. I think because of because of the mobility because of the facilitator nature of his game. So then the question becomes is that enough does that work for you at quarterback? And I think for a lot of teams, Gary the answer would be no we need more than that. But in Dallas where you have Zeke Elliot who is in his prime, and you have an offensive line that though not as dominant this year's pastures. It's got a bunch of superstar guys in their primes. So I would think Prescott fits remember just a few years ago when they were that dominant running offense Prescott looked like the next great thing is rookie season. I think that's the formula. They have to have. And there's just not a whole lot of overlap to their run game in their past gains. You don't feel like you're watching a highly schemed off into when you turn their game on. Yeah. Yeah. They they go to Philadelphia now a year ago around this time the Cowboys just sort of all fell apart for them. They they have the. Chaz green versus Adrian clayborn game in Atlanta that was the first of three straight twenty plus point losses for them. The second of those three losses was at home against the eagles. And this was one where I mean, it it really fell apart in the second half. They were up nine seven and a half time and blues in that game thirty seven to nine. But when it comes to the eagles off excusing the eagles defense. It seemed like the Cowboys are just not a great. This is not a great matchup for them. I think if you're gonna if you're going to capitalize against the eagles, defence you. You want to be able to attack them down field where their weaknesses? No, Rodney McLeod back there questionable Cornerbacks. I don't know if that's the that's the recipe for the Cowboys to to win this game on Sunday night. No, I agree with you. But we're those corners are most vulnerable is against double moose, and it almost feels like a cliche like, we're just hey, I'm jumping on that bandwagon and saying too, but it's remained true. Especially in the case of Jalen mills. Double moves Travis carried the Browns corners raiders corner. At that time he taught me this at training camp. And I actually did a drill against him. Because he he demos on me Gary demonstrated how to do it. And I almost fell down tripping over myself on the on walking through it truly. He was very crafty. But he said, I if you're a slow player slow wide receiver as a cornerback. What's the last thing that you want to see for me, and he said a double MU? Move because that's stuff really the double move doesn't come down to speed. You don't just do one fast move. And then another fast movement run by the guy. There's a nuance in a setting it up to it. And it all comes off of a bigger picture and usually comes off of a run look. So that stuff is available for Dallas in Gallup has had some success on that earlier this, and in fact, yeah. Yeah. Go ahead. He had no a big one against Washington. Yeah. I'm trying. Thank you. Remember who was against? He had a big down the left sideline. I remember. That was I want to say it was Fabien Moreau, but I will try and look it up just in case. All right. Well, full service here look at you. I think could be completely wrong as well. I don't I do know is the Washington game, though, the point is Gallup's not burner though. So it's you don't need dynamic receiver. Sorry, again about saying dynamic a-n-o-n-m-u-s most you don't need them though to run a highly schemed, offense and run double moves. Now, what you do need to do is be willing to run the ball, which a lot of teams are not against Philadelphia. And I'm sure Dallas they should be and they will be because its strength on strength their offensive line burst their defensive line, and you would never back away from your own strength and just to avoid the opponent strength. It was a apologize to Fabien Moreau is Greg Stroman, the rookie who has been lately, and we should we should know the eagles. They're actually going to they'll probably be without Sidney Jones also probably gonna be without Jalen bills in this one. So you're out this game. Yeah. You're digging even deeper into that into. That secondary at this point. So. That's that's interesting, Gary because mills although he might be because we just talked about the weakness and mills the guy that Darby's been vulnerable to double moves as well. But mills is the main guy, so you're replacing him with the lesser corner that lesser corner. Who who do you think it'll be Maddix plays the slot? So restore Douglas, probably maybe I mean gotta figure that out. But that guy might not be as vulnr- vulnerable to double moves. So which in Dallas is cases, not a great thing. They probably I bet you they wouldn't mind seeing Jalen meals out their preferred see mills. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Oh, it's a think you need to be willing to take those shots though against Philadelphia. Because what you said is exactly right. Even with MacLeod out there still playing very aggressively with their free safety, they're bringing him down. And he's playing shallow. Three robber is what they call the coverage. It's cover three, but the safety's more of a robber who jumps the middle of the field. No matter who you have it wide receiver. You've got to be willing to attack defense plays that aggressively. All right. Let's let's go to another game here. Let's let's go it Lanta at Cleveland. Andy, would you please? Join me on the. The recommissioning of the Atlanta Falcons bandwagon. This is a team that we all sorta gave up on now they won three straight. And now, we're kind of rethinking this thing. Again, we talked about this a little bit on Monday. I don't wanna get too far ahead of ourselves. They do have a a tough schedule down the stretch here to to get back into the postseason. But obviously, they are they're going. Well, right now and guy we really haven't talked about this season. We talked a lot about last season. We talked a lot about him back in week. One is is Steve's are Qizheng. This offense is just they're clicking much more effectively. And you're seeing a lot more alum, more creativity. It seems like this year. Maybe start teasing has put a little more of his stamp on this offense with what they're doing. He's done a nice job. And let's look at their Washington game as an illustration because they went in and beat a pretty decent team team with a very good record on the road in Washington's building we talked Sunday night about how the Redskins are run defense has been so good, but it's been more against gap scheme running teens teens feature pull blockers and related concepts. And Atlanta is more of an outside zone. Running team. Once I put on the Filner, Gary what the falcons did in that game was more inside zone running which is a departure from outside zone, of course inside zone. Just picture. A couple of double teams at inside and someone working off the double team to the linebacker level. And it was a really good approached by the falcons because the Redskins are one of the few teams in the NFL that play what they call an e. Even front meaning their defensive tackles, very often align head up on the guard as opposed to between the garden tackler between the garden center. They align over men not in gaps and those double teens become more effective against an even front sometimes. And I would imagine. That's why did it. That's good coaching. And that's good adjustment on the fly. And you've got to have the right personnel to be able to do that and offense of line. That's relatively cohesive running back in quarterback that see things the same way. 'cause you're installing a different approach in the ground game on the fly. The other thing they did very, well they kill the Redskins man coverage with stack releases and bunches and switch releases all the man beat or stuff that we talk about all the time. They did that. And it even worked in some of the Redskins moved zone coverage on third down later in the game. And the stuff even worked against that. They were very good on third down again highly schemed off into there. But not skiing in the way that you're dependent on it. Let's remember they got good player. Two they have Galvin. Ridley they've got Muhammad soon. They have Julio Jones and Austin Hooper makes some plays from time to time. So I am very intrigued with the falcons in the second half of the season. What'll be interesting is Cleveland does not have as many defensive tendencies as Washington. So what will that do for their game planning this week, and I feel like Cleveland necessarily has to pull back a little bit. I know. Well, if you'll snow miles GARRETT'S complaints Cleveland was trying to get a little more and bishops with some of the things they do. And I think they had to pull back a little bit last week with the Greg Williams taking over the interim head coaching role there not to mention they're going to be missing Denzel ward in this one. So the thousand's heavy pretty significant advantage. Basically with their weapons against the Brown short handed and and pretty youthful secondary. This point. One other one of the thing I did want to mention from from the falcons side of this for we get to Brown's off. Enter quick Bruce urban comes in. I mean, he's a guy who I don't think anyone surprised that the raiders. Wanted to move on from him. I guess I was mildly surprised that there was zero interested in him on the on the trade market is he still a guy am I crazy, Andy? Or is he still a guy who can be sort of a situational? A handful of snaps game type of presence off the edge. If certainly no longer a, you know, a sort of star number two type edge rusher like used to be. Yeah. And that's what he's being the number two type of rusher. His production. Does not always match his raw talent. I do think. It's a good move for Atlanta though, especially because it gives them the flexibility now to put tack McKinley inside. And there have been times this year. He's played whenever he goes inside. It's almost always on the side that Vic Beasley line. So they put those two men together. And McKinley at times has shown really good explosiveness as a power rusher inside. And he's got the power rushing explosiveness on the edge as well. But I. Would imagine you'll see McKinley inside and Beasley has to play outside and urban play outside. And now you've got some firepower in the past. But we're also talking about three talented guys that don't consistently produce. And you still have that issue when you put it Landis film on if they're to go anywhere in the second half of this season. Those defensive ends are going to have to be playmakers for them more consistent playmakers than they've been certainly in the first half of the season. And Browns Brown side of the ball. We talked about this a little bit on Monday. Bigger Mayfield said they add basically scaled back what they were doing offensively. They tried to focus on a handful of plays in concepts that they like and going forward like that. Did you see any difference between what they did in that game? What's what's a pretty mediocre chiefs defense? Yeah. There is a huge difference in that. They ran the ball out of base personnel a lot, and I to be honest. A little surprise the did that that was the game plan. So they did throughout the first half. I'm a little surprised just because my guess is Mayfield is more comfortable out of three receiver sets. They've done most of the season with them as any team would. But I think especially in his case against their opponent. Last week. Kansas City Kansas City has struggled in run defense against three receivers sets. We talk about that all the time. There are better run defense in base. So the Browns tried to line up and just smash mouth in they had. Okay results here, and there they did some nice things with slant flat. Route combination. To the boundary. So just one guy run into the flat and the slant creating a natural rub. That was obviously the passing concept they were most comfortable with. So I may feel they obviously scaled back. Jury's still out. We have to see I mean is scaling back. And then there's going rudimentary. I think you've gotta find the happy balance between those two. All right. Let's go. Let's go with chargers at Oakland. This is a charger seen that we haven't really revisited in a little while. But they you know, they have a five game win streak going here. What's your sense overall of this team at this point anti before we drill in on some the specifics here is this team better than it was a year ago? Are we going to see a repeat of last year where they kind of they do have a tough schedule down the stretch here. This is not part of that tough schedule. But they still have to go to Pittsburgh. They have to Kansas City is this is a sort of a. The the analogy I always uses is the quad a hitter in baseball, you know, the guy who can who can hammer sort of AAA minor league pitching. But when he gets the majors can't quite can't quite handle. The best of the best is that would this chargers team is going to end up being again this season. Everybody says so because that's what they've been before. But I don't think what they've been before carries as much weight as what others would think, and I could be wrong about that. I liked the way their piece together their offense of lines better than people realize which allows them to run their entire playbook. They found their run game identity. Melvin Gordon on gap scheme runs, very good at setting up MandA, ma'am blocks, we know what Philip rivers can do. These got a bunch of really big athletically gifted targets both outside and inside. So it's an offense that can score thirty points any given week, and they didn't do that against Seattle. Actually, we're not great against Seattle. And they still got the win because I think their defense is a tick better than it was a year ago. What I'm really interested to see? We don't know of joy both is going to get back for one and that could influence what about the say here. But I wanna see what they do at Derwin James in the second half of the season. He's a box safety right now. They blitzed early in the year. Nobody had an answer for them. That's not their identity in Los Angeles or not a big blitzing team. Although Gus Bradley has expanded their schemes over the last year and a half. I think you have to be that kind of defense. At least you have to be willing to sprinkle it in eight to twelve times a game if you have durin Jane's, and that to me is the expecter. I don't think they're good enough to just lineup play. I think they need to make teams fear them schematically James is the guy to do that with. Would you would you envision a Gus Bradley defense doing that? I that seems to be pretty far away from his over the years. Yeah. It is. But he again, I think he's drifting away from his MO and a healthy way. I think they have they've shown this stuff. That's why that's how we know chains is so good at it. Because they did it early in the season James is an absolute monster. They didn't look maybe it was a function last week. They played Seattle just run based offense most run based offense in the NFL. In fact, maybe that's part of it. Although I would think you'd be even more willing to blit your big strong safety in the run game. So I I wanna see what they do. I would I would be more versatile with Derwin James and be more be trying to become more of a play making defense if I were them. Yeah. I was gonna say on the side of the ball. I mean, gosh, the run game is just dominant this year with with Gordon and then often sprinkled in here, but you look passing game. We kind of wonder what was going to happen yono hunter Henry they did bring back into gates, obviously. But he's I mean, he's he's not. He's not what he was three or four years ago. But between Keenan Allen. And then those those two guys the Williams, Mike Williams and tyrel Williams. I mean whenever we spoke on Allen. And you get one of those Williams's downfield is like a six four mismatch target. I mean, that's a they are turning a ton of big plays this year. Absolutely. I think Mike is better insight entire ELS better outside gates now plays on third down passing situations last week. There were still times where he drew the double team. Now, it's usually on third and short because he's such a good underneath receiver this point. But defense is still respect him within the context. He's very good within the context of LA scheme. So that's part of it. But they have guys at win fifty fifty balls. Like, you just said the Williams guys. And then Eker women talked about Travis Benjamin eckles gotten so good that he's wedged Benjamin out. But they've got the ability to go horizontal on you in quickly get the ball in the perimeter receiver screen. They're very good there as well. This is. This is a high pedigree offense and the guy running it. Do you think Philip rivers? I don't think he'll be thought of this way. But do you think there's a legitimate discussion to be had let's say his career ended tomorrow is he the best QB to never have won a Super Bowl this. Or is it still Dan Marino's time now has has to be Marino. Is up. Do you put I think we've discussed this before? But obviously time has passed and things have happened since then. Do you put Philip rivers in the hall of fame? Oh, yeah. Yes. Yes. Going to when he's done. He's going to have top five all time passing numbers. Top five. Think about that. Top five. Yeah. No I- discussion. Yeah. Franker is gonna be the fourth leading rusher of all time when he's done to me that's default hall of fame. Yeah. I I'm with you on that. So on by the way, it's not an back this week. Someone did ask about Frank gore. And and why Frank gore doesn't get enough press. At this point. I think you'll Risi hasn't gotten enough press recently is because he's played on. Pretty say. The dolphins are bad team this year, certainly it's not it's not exciting offense. They're running and then he was on scene last year. So let's let's be honest. Everybody loves Frank gore. But he's not a great interview. And I think he would even tell member we've heard stories where we've had people on staff interview 'em. And they say you don't have to run if you don't want to because he just isn't just doesn't. He's not a great quote. That's why it doesn't get the press. Should should have some hotter? Takes than we talk about. It more. The reason I'm sharing that by the way because the PR staff that told us that Frank doesn't care. He's cool with it. Yeah. The the Leslie I want to mention from this game. Obviously, the raiders are looking ahead. This point what do you make of Derek Carr at this point, though? And in regards to what like how our retaking the guy in regards to obviously the trade deadline has passed. So he's not going anywhere at this point this off season if the raiders wanted to shop, Derek Carr one would there be interest? And I guess too would would that be foolish? I think it would be foolish. I think there would be interest there at car has a great quick release. He's compact thrower. He's run different types of offenses. And he's been pretty expansive in it. He can work at the line of scrimmage, and he's mobile if Derek Carr were entering the draft mixture he'd be a surefire first round pick, the only complication. It's a big one though is the contract, and is he worth as much money as contract calls for. But. Yeah. But there are a lot of teams that are willing to live with that at quarterback quarterbacks cost what they cost alternately. All right. That's gonna be. It's gonna be a raider. Yeah. Do you think you'll be a Nick year at this time? Boy, it's tough. We got us sort out the the graph class. I there's obvious. There's so many teams who are going to be obviously bad teams don't have quarterbacks often. So there's gonna be teams looking at this quarterback glass. It's not a quarterback class like last year in that. I think everyone was fairly comfortable saying those those four guys were top half of the first round picks. There's there's a group of quarterbacks. I think there could be four or five go in the first round. But I don't know if you look at any of them and say like, oh, yeah. This guy. This is the guy who's top ten. It's going to be one of those things where one or two then we'll go top ten, but I don't know who you would look at and say this is Dan pick. And let's also remember the car contract. We think of it. We think it's huge. Because at the time it was, but a lot has happened since he signed that deal Kirk cousins, for example, his cap hit in twenty nine it's going to be twenty nine million dollars in the cash out of the contract for him is twenty eight million. That's a lot of millions Derek cars cap capit- and twenty nineteen going to be twenty two and a half million with about twenty million in cash involved. That's a huge difference. Two thirds of what cousins cost so car is not the expenditure. Now that that we think of because the market has changed since he signed his deal. And that would help is that offensive line blocks someone that it'd be helpful. If they're sorta. Chantel sorted out there tackles are terrible playing terribly and their interior line is having the worst season that it's head. And it's a pretty good group assembly. Who actually had some nice snaps Rodney Hudson who's been pretty good and gave Jackson right guard. But collectively it's been inconsistent. It's not a good situation the old line there right now. And I don't think it's just a players. Yeah. If if you're wondering about Andy's cryptic comment. You can check out this week's deep dive column go about two thirds the way down. Let's go. Let's go one game. Read read the front of it. I don't just skip down to the read. What I have to say come on now. Yeah. Read what read what NASA, but don't give up when you're don't think you've missed it or something in the first half where he's talking about. Maybe that's it was out non quarterback MVP's this year. Maybe when people think they see no raiders offense lineman in that top ten they'll be they'll be ups. Fair or no. I got I got sensitive. You're right. The let's go the Monday night game that that is dick Mullen show coming up. We're this is giants at forty Niners. Obviously, it's not a great game here. But Nick Mullins is I guess worth the while. It's free to watch it if you have cable, so there is no price of admission, but Nick Mullins is worth your time. If you want to if you if you want to spend some time with this game, obviously, look he put up impressive efficient numbers against a raiders defense that as we've talked about is not terribly talented. What was your first impression of Nick Mullins here? Andy. My first impression was I love the offense. He's playing I love the way they help out their quarterback. I lo how they use Kyle used check it who's the most valuable fullback. I've seen in a very long time. George kindle, I love the way they play out a base personnel. Fullbacks running back tight ends. And it's extremely doozer friendly and look Mullins responded. Well to that if you think that we've just stumbled into hidden Jim of a superstar. We don't know that the jury is they haven't even left the courtroom yet the twelve jurors filing out the door right now. So we're a long ways off I do like as thrower. I do like Nick Mullins motion is kinda got that Derek Carr. We just talked about the quick snappy officiant release, and that's a big deal. Garoppolo has I imagine that something Shanahan really values. That might even be why Mullins is on the roster. So I see why people are excited, but let's not it was just one game against a. Very bad defense on a short week and a very well schemed offense. Let's keep it at that for right now. Barron up. It was also on national TV, and he had a he had a nice moment with the emotional interview afterwards. So yeah, I appreciate that. He cares. That's pretty cool the ratings. Did you see the ratings for that game? Because I was eager to check him. 'cause I figured okay. This will tell us the baseline for an NFL game. Whatever the minimum that NFL game is likely to get least on Thursday. This will probably be near it. Although the raiders Niners both kinds of national brands. So it's probably a little bit more than a an AFC south baseline game. But did you see what the ratings were? I did not see the rings. But I would before you tell us. I would have guessed the previous week's game the dolphins at Texans would have gotten lower ratings. You think so to Shawn Watson JJ watt, and I don't end the raiders Niners coming with two wins between them. Well. Now, I'm trying to the team brands are better in the second one. You do have a lot of people play fantasy and have Shawn Watson and deandre Hopkins. I don't know if there's a single player in that forty Niners raiders game who anyone would have played in a fantasy league. Maybe George kiddle. That's about it. This game was a blow out to that impacts the way they measure the rating yet impacts. That's true. That's true. But was raining the game. It was an eight point two. I actually I'd I don't know. I don't know give me the context here. Andy. What do you mean, the context is that is that surprisingly good? What what is that compared to the that's higher than I would've guessed? I would've thought it'd be a six. Yeah. All right. What patriots Packers the night was like fifteen point eight or somebody who's almost sixteen. I think if I am not mistaken. I was I was pleasantly surprised it. Now, it did not outdraw the big bang theory, which is a great commentary on our country. But it it came close. And usually Thursday football does win. I will say this is one of the few times where you know. No, big bang theory is not for me. But if it's for you, I don't think this game was going to pull you away on Thursday night. What do you think the Monday night ratings will be then giants are a bigger brand. But I think people who aren't giants fans probably are sick of them. They're they're boring. If you're not a giants fan. It's ESPN. It's not FOX ESPN. I see I'm having trouble doing this, Andy without the context of having the spreadsheet in front of me with the rest of the money and ratings on it. I will say I will say the Monday night game will do. See people people want to watch Beckham people wanna watch saquon. So I'll say do like a slightly more than than what Niners raiders did on a Thursday night. I will take slightly less, and we will bet one year salary on it like we all right? That spreadsheet I should have somewhere. See how many millions only at this point. You did you want a couple back though? So we're getting close to even last thing before we open, the mini mailbag Dez Bryant is a member of the New Orleans Saints, and you've been I mean, you've said, yeah, I'll say you literally said Dez Bryant is kind of done. He he's a number of claymore. He's a number four wide receiver. He'll replace Cameron Meredith. He might get number three snaps because in their offense. There's a little there's room for that. They don't ask the same thing. They're slot guys because they have Alvin Kamara they have Michael Thomas. I am blown away. I guess I'm not. But I the number of people that are treating this like Dez Bryant twenty fourteen signing with the saints. Do you really think if Dez Bryant could still play he was just sitting out there waiting to be signed in early November by somebody? I. Can't believe how many people are treating this. As a anything other than a very small move by the saints, which is what it is. I'm treaty in that way. So I don't have an answer for you. He's a name he played in a very popular market for a very popular team. That's all I got. He doesn't run willing more which does fit their system. I'm not saying. I mean, I guess I'm saying he can't we can't play. If you think that's what you're getting. If you think this is a big Super Bowl type of move for. It's not that. It's not even not even remotely close to that. There are no big Super Bowl moves left. The trade deadline's over in the guys were any good or all on bras. There's nobody sitting out. There is going to make a difference off the street free agency now, so it's just filling in the blanks. Cameron Meredith really doesn't run very well anymore either. He looked slow and sluggish. She's had some knee problems. So they're finding someone else. Another guy was slow and sluggish but they're hoping the little better at it slow in Saugus. That's the that's the strategy with those sub package receivers in New Orleans. Andy, we got a couple of mailbag questions here, which we neglected a week ago because we have the trade deadline special. This first one is specifically for me from Greg on Twitter. Gary would you explain more? About your love fest with dirt cutter on the podcast falcons fan. I don't have fun memories of him playing. Stephen Jackson over devante Freeman and his un-imaginative offense in general. He seems very rigid in his approach. I mean, look I'll concede a bit of that. Although I think they are built to do what they do offense which is throw the ball downfield, and that complements sort of an old school power running game that they have there in Tampa. So I think the I think he has built the proper offense for the talent in Tampa at this point. And I think it'd be quarterbacking was was a little more consistent you'd get better results. The main reason I like dirt cutter, and Andy you can you can you can weigh in after this. We get you know, we go out on the road. And we we get a sense of what's going on at training camps. And and that sort of thing the reports that always come back from Tampa is just that he is Dirk cutters. Just he is he's organized. He is he is on the ball. He knows what he is doing in that sort of that needed CEO role of that head coach needs to fill as sort of the organizational leader for his team. And that's what that's what our people have come away very impressed with there is a coach who perhaps ran a team in the NFC east here in the northeast who may have lost his job in the past calendar year who I remember people coming back and saying I didn't look so good. But everyone seems to be quite impressive with what dirt cutter does from from a leadership Sam point and from from an organizational standpoint the way he runs that team. I think they have the right offense, that's his forte. I think their defense is the issue there. And I, you know, I don't know how much you can put on maybe he should have pulled the plug on Mike Smith earlier, they do have a relationship. So that was difficult decision. But I I like him. That's it. I think he's a good coach. I think he understands the politics of being a head coach. And I mean that as a compliment because politics are real deal with the media's real dealing with ownership all of it is true. And you have to be able to handle it. If you can't you're not gonna last no matter how good of a football guy. You are. And we've seen that happen to other men. So and I like I like his scheme as well. I've liked it more in pastures in this year. If I'm being honest, but it's not John Phillips said this to me once Gary that the Vikings offensive coordinator, I was peppering him with questions about this play in that play and how you're going to do this. And he said, you know, anti plays just plays. Everybody's got plays. And they all work on paper. You don't draw them up to not work. It's the way you teach them in the way you approached the job, and I so. Yeah. I like his scheme, but like everybody as long as you have an identity, and there's a consistency to how you play theoretically just about every scheme has its merits. So I I think cutter passes that test. Yeah. And the last thing I'll I'll just come in on Greg's question here. The playing Stephen Jackson Dante Freeman I don't get too worked up about that. I think especially when it comes to a veteran and a young player. Sometimes case of you know, this guy is a complimentary player, and we trust the veteran more than the young guy. And certainly we've seen over the years, and I won't bring up the horrible memories that that at length fans might have of that certain game a couple of winters ago. But devante Freeman is not knows consistent guy when it comes to pass protection that might have played into it. Sometimes you have a proven guy who you know, what he's going to do what he's giving you and sometimes that earns him, you know. You know, basically more playing time over over over a more talented younger player. And I think it happens with every coach everywhere. And I think it's tough to get on a guy for that. I mean, Bill Belichick played Bill. The patriots gave Drew Bledsoe a ten year one hundred million dollar contract. The year before he got hurt which tells you they were they were not going to go to Tom Brady anytime soon, even though Tom Brady ended up being the greatest quarterback of all time. I don't think that makes you think any less of Bill Belichick as a coach because of that decision. But that's my first conversation I ever had with cutter in this is our positive relationship. I've learned a lot of football from him. I asked him the time. He had Jackie has them. Now on the roster. Again, jock was Rogers hunter was the offense coordinator in Atlanta. And a lot of people are saying jock was Rogers should play more. He was dynamic darned dynamic again, I did at the end of the show, but he was a little jitterbug out there. He could really move and make people miss, and I said why? I asked him. Why doesn't jock was Rogers play more? And he had this kind of a wry smile, and he said, you think he should play more. And I said, no because you're choosing not to play them, in coaches know, their players better than anybody on the outside does. So there's obviously a reason he's not on the field and cutter. He I think he stood up out of his chair, Gary. He was so impressed with my wisdom at that moment. He was he was about that though. Because we forget that these coaches that decide we're playing Stephen Jackson over. Devante Freeman there in the meeting rooms every day with those guys they've got infinitely more information than we do. So instead of wondering why isn't a guy he can wonder why is any plane more? But that's yes, you should do is wonder why isn't he playing rather than banging the tables and saying he should play more? Because not to say coaches are flawless either the other night member. Did you hear the Sunday night game? Dennis L in the Vikings saints their D coordinator for the saints admitted to the Sunday night crew. Yeah, we probably should play Marcus staff. Import more defensive end. Sometimes it's coaches you fall in love with the guy who knows what he's doing. And you don't give the guy who maybe doesn't a chance to develop. So it's real. But it's that's for Dennis Allen. The that's not for us to say. Yeah. No, look, it's a it's a fair criticism because that's kind of the opposite of what we're saying this point. But. It's fair to be skeptical. But you have to understand that, you know, the guys making decision generally have more information doesn't mean, they're they're right. All the time. It just there are reasons. No one no one looks at a guy and says that guy would be would make our team better. But we're going to keep onto bench. That was a terrible summation of this whole conversation that that will give us a chance to move onto the next question. This is Raphael from Brazil. What do you guys things the best scenario for a successful NFL team in the postseason being in a very strong division, like the NFC south or being way above the other teams individuals the patriots and the ram seeing the saints brutal remaining schedule I get the feeling they'll either be really banged up by the end of the regular season or steamrolling everyone after surviving a stretch with games against the eagles falcons Steelers and Panthers twice. I look. I think this has been something of an advantage for the patriots over the years in the way that they treat the season as a process, and we're gonna we're going to get better as year goes on. I think they have that leeway built in because of the division. They've been in the fact that they just haven't had competitive teams in that division. They gone in pretty pretty confident that they can play with two or. Three games and and still win the AFC east. That's my thought on it. Yeah. I don't get into this whole schedule strength scheduled thing. I'm not saying it's not real. But like that question to me a good question. But the question to me about while they they beaten up on bad teams. Will they be ready are they grinding out wins? What does that mean for the place that to me is more of an NBA question? We're basketball's a fluid game. And it's not scheme dr- as as scheme driven. And it's not as game plan driven football is such a tactical sport. I think each week is its own game. And I think the strength scheduled the NFL when you get to that level gets overblown because of that. So I don't I don't know how to answer that saints question. Didn't I say in the Monday podcast that I don't want the by week. What do you buy week? Oh, I don't want to take. I would take the bye week in the play. A why would you not want the bio eek you get? If you're going to win the Super Bowl you're gonna have to win off by week. So why would you not take the free playoff win? I know that rust and rhythm type thing I to me gets having. Hiving back. It's overblown as well. I can't remember. Why said I'll stick with it though because I can't back down now. No that would make you a coward. And we don't do that. And media in America. That's not how American media works. I will just say I thought we had a really weird show on Monday morning. And I think it was because at the time change the daylight savings. Yeah. I I told you how much I love, and I still love it. Because what happens now is I feels like it's late. And I I put on another side of the ball. I get done watching a side of the ball on filming. Oh, man. I I don't have time for another one. And it's it's it's still early it just feels late. I think this light savings thing is just extraordinarily. I went on and on about it last week though. Yeah. No. I listen to the show on Monday. And I was like God. What what why would I say these things what was going on? I struggled with it. Yeah. Sure. Right. 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GSMC Football Podcast Episode 464: Who is Nick Mullens? (11-2-2018)

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GSMC Football Podcast Episode 464: Who is Nick Mullens? (11-2-2018)

"Mar cubes giving a beach close enough. So that space between you and me as lose the way, all dance and sway into the music, girl, they embody and how you move and every time you cross my girl. Losey Alexa, play the country heat playlist. Okay. With Amazon music avoi-. All you need get tens of millions of songs. Download the Amazon music app today. Keep yourself in the loop of everything football on the Golden State media concepts football podcast, the latest news on and off the field. Be at college football, ten SEC twelve pack twelve ACC to the NFL with got you covered. Listen to the Golden State media. Cut sets football podcast. Hello and welcome. The GMC football podcast. Brought you by the GMC podcast network. I'm your host Jeff Mellon off. With me is my Derek Carr to my Nick Mullins, high have Mark Souza. How're you doing much one of mine? Derek carr. Oh, wait here. And it said, no, I got one hundred mil new nine hundred thousand. All right. Yeah. But I got a phone number. All right. I'll still take. I'll. Anyways, welcome. We have we're going to talk about that. There's been matchup between the forty Niners and the Oakland A's, and who is Nick Mullins. I'll be the question, and we're also talk about our week nine picks. And why we pick them as well as the key matchups in the college football world in the big game. Some big games couple number one versus number three is number six. I number nine to. Yes. So it's a very important week in the world of football. Now, we're we're going to the Thursday night football match up the forty Niners handily handle handle, my Lord, he was a destruction from the very beginning. They win this game against the raiders thirty four to three the raiders score the three points in their opening drive. Don't score again and the Niners. Give scored thirty four on answered in Nick, Mullins pro debut as a starting quarterback. He goes sixteen to twenty two two hundred sixty two yards three touchdowns. A one fifty one point nine quarterback rating near perfect. In the win. Does this show? How bad the raiders are maybe the potential of the Niners. Have what the heck happened last night is what I'll start off with. But to answer your question. I think what we see is one team has suffered through injuries and turmoil, but as well coached and the other team absolutely count. Jan hasn't doing wonders what this injury ruled team like he's still he's still making the games competitive. And we saw the play calling last night made it real nice for Nick Molen. It really shows how good cow Shanna his at his play calling out. How he runs an offense. He can make third string quarterback cloak like an all star type of thing and nothing against dick Millan, Nick Mullins. But the fact matter is Kashan runs this offense. So well put positions to succeed. Exactly, exactly. He knows what his strengths are. He knows what everyone's strings are. And he plays by them better than any other oftens offense guy in the league. He's probably best offensive play. Caller, louis. Look at that. I drive for example, you saw three runs that really gashed the raiders defense and you saw Mullins three for three and the touchdown pass throws the Garcia. On blown coverage because they run a play action fake, obviously, the Niners saw something. I could've caught I could've made that play. That was a pre bells a beautiful play bike, our son, not that bad it. But that was a huge a huge lack of effort from the raiders. Well, my my point is is that you could tell that the Niners saw something on tape, and they came out, and they they went after they went with that drag on that play action a couple of times in this game. But definitely on that first touchdown play. How many times the raiders at gash on play action passes us night, George Kittles wide open a bunch of times? I'm play action even plays that Molins didn't make where he was where he missed receivers. The raiders are gashed for play action. So it's a it's a great moment for Nick monzo. One of my favorite things about last night was his family making the trip seeing his first career NFL start. So. Was it against most families lived on that to be honest. But I totally get the, but it's a short week. You know, they didn't know he was gonna play until literally an hour before the game. It was it was extremely unexpected. I mean, sure they probably made the trip like thinking he could possibly put night Bill. I have a good chance of starting. Maybe come down here. Just in case type of thing. Yeah. Yeah. Absolutely. Wonderful wonderful to see I saw his family in the stands. You know, they they had a sign that said, and you know, we wouldn't miss this first game or something like that something along those lines that was just really special to see I love it when family when they when the camera pans to the family in the crowd, and you see them sitting amongst the regular fans and enjoying themselves and they're watching their son. They're watching their brother to watch their cousin out there. Fulfilling his dream. I mean, Jeff, you know, it's one thing to be on an NFL roster as a backup quarterback, but it's an entirely 'nother thing to actually get your first career start. So yeah, they saw him play preseason. But that's preseason. This is the big boys. Granted it was the raiders still Thursday night football in front of the whole world. We all know that people watch football. Even if the teams are are bad. That was special. That's what I got from last night. Very happy moment for him. I like to see the positive and things. But if you'd like we could turn our attentions, very humble guy too. Which is nice really does that interview after the game on the phone with Brett farve because they're both from southern miss again. Just another fun thing that happened in that game. But how about we turn to the negative side? Jeff we look at it from the raiders perspective. As it looks like we are watching a team quit on their coach. Would you agree with that? Yeah. This was an extreme lack of effort. If you could say that like this is so far lacking of effort that it's king effort to lack effort, it kinda feel like even Gruden wacked effort. Like he looked like he was tired on the sideline yesterday. Like, he looked just look like bathing not care. They did not care for this game and this lies. So we know that the raiders have made a couple trades this year, obviously Khalil Mack in Amari Cooper, gone. They're not coming back. They got draft picks. We know that they've they've accumulated picks and draft capital with the idea that they will turn this thing around next year that they will be able to build with the young players and kind of tear this thing down and rebuild on the fly here. But. How when you look at this team Jeff at this point. I mean, are we looking at players that are just like that have given up on the season just because of everything those occurred like they know that they don't have a chance in there. And there for an office is actively give it getting rid of their best players like their most talented players. It definitely feels like that doesn't it? Definitely feels like all hope is lost day. Just Gary gave up that's space. It's it's a very. What's the word? I'm looking forward to catch twenty two. You know, it's hard to go to work every day. When you get the feeling from the personnel above you, the coaching staff the front office that you're not playing this season to win. So it's like, why am I gonna put my neck on the line, you know, for you type thing so. Who knows man? It's just all bad over there, in my opinion. Like is Derek Carr. The answer. We saw him get bench last night in the fourth quarter. I'll be it was the end of the game. I understand they don't want him to get hurt. But we don't even know of Derek Carr is the answer for the future this organization. We obviously, no it's not cool macking Amari Cooper. But is it? I came to they did trade for McCarron though. So you make that joke, and I get is funny. But like, thank you, Jon Gruden says keeps insinuating with words and actions that he wants to bring in his own guys is his guy. He didn't bring in Derek card, but he brought an aging here. Bring in Brad Johnson. Is that what you're saying? He he might he just might maybe rich Gannon. What's rich Gannon doing pretty sure? A commentator and he's like in his fifties. And like his body gave up on the older vets? You know, so. So what you're saying is we're about to see like a fifth year old play quarterback. But do you think that if your car you're worried about your future as a raider because he brought in McCarron? He you've seen senior two closest friends get treated you're not the quarterback that Gruden drafted. Are you worried? Now, are you worried? If you're Derek Carr put yourself concerned, they do have an out in his conscious worried yet, but I will say concern they do have an out in his contract. They can get out of the rest of his contract this year and only have to pay him eight million dollars instead of ninety million left on that deal. But if they don't get out of it than most of that money becomes guaranteed. So is interesting. It's something to take a look for don't be surprised football fans. If Derek Carr is not on the raiders next year. Do I think it will happen? I still think the smart money is on him staying with the team. I still think the smart money is on Gruden keeping him on the. Roster. Maybe trading him down the road. But I think he'll start the season at least that the raiders next year. But again, you must keep in mind that that contract can they can get out of it. They can get out of that six year deal this year after this season. So what the changes with the rebuild what the draft picks, you might see them. Go ahead. Get rid of car draft a quarterback and move on from there. So it's interesting. So after that rant. It's just it's it was just something that needs to be noted. I mean, it seemed like it seemed like you had a lot to get off your chest there. I mean, it's it's just true. Like, they can get out of the Derek Carr contract in new would be would you be shocked if they walked away from Derek Carr decided, hey, we're going to have one hundred million dollars in free agent money, and we have the first or second overall pick that we can take on quarterback draft. It's it's not. But they're still be quarterback taken in the first round. This here is probably gonna be three or four probably three at least. I'm gonna okay. But because you know quarterbacks I even those out quarterback draft everybody over they overdraft quarterbacks, right? Like if they are greedy, everyone does when it quarterback because like the Bank sometimes takes away a dollar, and you're like give me at least a quarterback. That was good. You can't deny that. I'm that was not good now is awesome. All right. So at Jeff off on him at my Instagram. I go ahead and add Mallon off of my Instagram. It's the same as my Twitter. It feels like it's easier. Jokes are good or bad on his Twitter and or his Instagram so preferrably game. I'm on that more. Those that joke was I mean, it was okay. It was just a dad, choke, whatever, you know. That's that's the joke. It's such a bad joke that it's a joke. Oh. Okay. All right. So Jeff, what is your perspective? I need to hear from you. I just went on my rant. What is your take on the raiders like? Are you a guy that's looking at the situation half glass, full or half empty because? I don't see positives here except for. Yes. We've accumulated first round picks. But Jon Gruden has a history of not drafting very well. So do you think things will change for the raiders? Do you think their fans should stick it out? And be ready for the swing. Or do you think this is their chance to jump ship team is moving. Jumped ship get it Laders. Yeah. Joke is bad too. The buccaneers but like on a different ship. All right. So go ahead. So they're there. To avoid the next ship. And what is the actual difference between a buccaneer narrator, or are they the same thing? Just synonyms. I think it's a cinnamon. You're gonna try say this word, cinnamon, cinnamon, synonym synonym. Synonyms? Thing. Jeff twice. I want to say this that when you go to the Halloween store sometimes you'll see a pirate costume says the buccaneer sometimes it's the pirate. So what's the difference? Man. I need historical context. Come on, man. A raider raids things in a bucket near books things. Always thinking about that. Yes. But I was trying to see something pirate pirates things. Oh, okay. All right. So anyways back to football, Jeff. What is your on the raiders? Like are you if you're a fan? Do you think man? This is it's fine. We're losing games now. But we ever we're gonna have a real good thing going here in a year two or do you think? Yeah. We have these picks. But I just don't know this is gonna work out with Jon Gruden. Well, they still have nine years to go before. God. That sounds sounds like they might have gotten themselves into a bad marriage at this point. Yeah. He made they married at a drunk, wedding and Vegas. That's what happened. Speaking of igus. They'll be there in about two. Get it get it get it. So. No, what do you think I need to hear more from you? Do you like the trades that they made you think they're headed in the right direction? Do you think? Derek Carr is quarterback next year. I honestly can't tell you tell the I can tell you this that the draft picks. This might be like what they've done with the multiple trays. They had it's almost like Herschel Walker ask maybe in effect of the matter is that was looked at very low in on the Dallas Cowboys part when they made that trade for their best player for a bunch of picks players, and they were jab Tak to those players and that will never happen again. Granted that type of transportation. Yeah. Crazy. But that matters they still have five first round draft picks in two years. And if they nailed these picks this team can be dangerous really fast of an ask you two questions. Sure. Based on John gruden's draft history. Are you confident he is the right person to hit these picks for them, or do you think they need someone else to make these picks? Who I don't know the sound? I I'm assuming their current general manager is going to be out because gruden's pretty much got rid of every one of his players or is not playing any one of his players drafted gruden's pretty much playing more guys that he brought in free agency this year and his draft picks. But. Is Jon Gruden the right guy to make these picks for the raiders. Yes. Or no. He had let me he's going to do it. We know that. But is he the right guy? Well, he has been gone in the NFL for a good bit. Now in the fact of the matter is maybe being in the broadcast booth has helped him understand like prospects. Maybe better in this maybe benefactor benefactor to him. And I don't know. We'll see well. But it's starting with. No, it's base. It's so the draft is show a hit or miss unpredictable thing. Because you never know he could come out like the greatest like. The greatest college player of all time and come off like into a bust in the NFL. You can never tell what they draft. So what I wanted to mention was his first pick as a raiders coach was Colt Miller and Colt. Miller is the worst ring tackle of any tackle in the NFL up to today. So that being said their first round pick is looking like a very underwhelming prospect. He's going to have three for shopping this year. He's got a hit on at least two of them. Right. I mean, isn't that kind of like the bare minimum. You gotta get to impact players out of three minimum church. Yeah. Definitely. So let me ask you this question. Would you rather have now I don't know what team you're a fan of in the NFL, but it doesn't really matter based on this question. But think of it in the prism of your team. Would you rather have Khalil Mack or two first round draft picks? And let's say both of those first round picks are average position of fifteen. 'cause we we're pretty sure the bears are not gonna finish in the bottom. Ten maybe they will. But in the next two years, I think we're looking more like ten twenty range. So let's just assume fifteen is the number. Would you rather have Khalil Mack? Would you rather have Khalil Mack or two I on picks at number fifteen average, tell me. Yes. Which one would you rather have? Yes, come on. I want the earliest pick possible to be honest, more than MAC, you want you want to pick more than the best. Maybe the best player in the NFL in the top fifteen then. Yes. So if they're picks twelve and thirteen okay. That's okay. Gimme okay. One. What if one is? No. I think the bears gonna pick in the top five in the next two years at least once. Well, the raiders are. That's what I'm trying to say, right, right? But we're talking about the bears pick where because the raiders are going to have a first round pick. Whether they had clue Mak or not. I'm going to say they're going to be in the top ten least ones. So the top ten. Okay. So let's say number nine number seventeen are the two picks that you get number nine plus your pick. Right. But you're getting your pick regardless. So it's not an extra pick. But I'm just saying you gotta at yet n perspective to they have a top five. Pick without question. Then they're going to get a nine pick and then possibly a fifteen pick the following year though. They have three draft picks. I'm just talking about that one player though. I'm not talking about. I'm just saying. Who'd you rather? Would you rather have Khalil Mack or two for Trump picks in the top didn't really do much trying? But I'm just asking you a question. What would you rather have? I really had the draft picks now defensive player of the years who I'd rather have. But what about two players just as good as you really think they're going to get one player just as good as MAC, Nick Bosa might be that guy. Right. But he wouldn't be the MAC pick. They have MAC and Bosa like they could have you could have macaroni Ambos of contracts. Man. You can't that big contract, and Gary chlorine, the raiders are about to have seventy million dollars face. So yes, they could have had to they would've had fifty million dollars in space. They would had fifty million dollars face. Let the fact of the matter is they just honestly, I think they should traded car rather than MAC, right? Mack was holding out and get paid. Yeah. And Gruden quoted he quality Gruden say he didn't wanna play. Here wasn't true though. You know, that wasn't true. Probably wasn't true. Fact of the matter is just wanna get paid. He wanted needed to make an example. I think that's what one of the main things is if you wanted to do it. He did it. You're absolutely right. And again, what did you say he wants his own guys MAC was not his own guy. So he's trying to make this team. I don't think Mack was traded though because it wasn't as traded because the contract, right? I mean. And the fact that like he wants to build his team in his own image. I'm gonna tell you right now wants to build this team from the ground up. But I'll tell you right now MAC is an every coach guy every coach wants clue MAC. There's not one. And bears. Probably gave up the offer the most to them. It was in Tampa thing. But the fact of the matter is Gruden is has been known for this kind of thing. He wants his own guys. He builds his own players. Yes. He doesn't take my. We will see how this works out. We're overdue for a break. When we come back. We're going to talk about the week nine matchups. This sunday. We'll cover all the games will give our picks. And why we think are pixel go this way, if you're interested in previews for this week's games, please. Stick around. 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Don't forget to like him on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. Visit GS MC podcasts dot com for more info. Welcome back to the GMC football podcast. We just finished talking about Thursday night. Football matchup between the forty Niners and the Oakland Raiders as well as John gruden's questionable decisions leading up to their one win season so far. And now we are going to the week nine matchups, and you have we did our scores on this podcast. And now you're going to say them right now, aren't you? We're going to say why we pick these school. Yes. So the first game that we will talk about is a game that would be flexed under normal circumstances into the Sunday night game. But it won't be. Because Tom Brady's playing on Sunday night football, Aaron Rogers. So what that being said a highlight anything we have the Rams and the defeated circus that they're bringing town to play against the one loss saints team in the Superdome figures to be a high scoring game. Watts offense. I think we can expect that to happen. What's point? It's it is the highest over under in Vegas this weekend. Jeff you have the Rams winning this game twenty eight to twenty one. Tell me why Rams are the best team in football. Todd Gurley is a beast as well as chimeras a beast. But the fact of the matter is this is all gonna come down to who has the better defense in that is the almost had Saint Louis again Bill us Angeles Rams. I thought you were going to say saints when he said. Louis. Gotcha. What if they were the Saint Louis? Okay. I never thought about that. Anyways. See like the Rams twenty twenty one. You just think because the Rams defense is a little bit better. They'll be able to hold them off. Whereas the saints defense won't be able to hold off Todd Gurley. And the Rams is that right? Girl, just want another level right now. All right chimeras playing great. No question about it. But talk really's is a monster among men. Okay. I have the saints winning this game. But I think it will be high scoring. I think it'd be a lot of points. Thirty eight thirty five is my score saints win. I think that beat they had that first game loss the game. One against Ryan Fitzpatrick. The saints got mauled at home since then they've been pretty much just as good as the Rams. So with that being said, I think both teams come in really confident really hot. I just like the saints because they're at home. I don't think they're better than the Rams at this point in the season. Maybe they will be but the home field, I think will make a difference. Plus what I like about the saints here that that offense is able to kind of morph into what they need if they need big plays. They can do it if they need ball control offense. They could run the ball. They can throw the ball short. I like the saints thirty thirty five they. Get a field goal late will let's they win the game. So how about we move on to Sunday night football? Jeff, I know you're pretty excited about this game. The New England Patriots are going to host Aaron Rodgers in the Green Bay Packers. Feels like it's a must win for the Packers. I don't know if you would agree with that do agree with that you feel like this playoff spot a yes. Yes. Because they'll be under five hundred if they lose this game. So it's not mandatory. Of course. But I mean, it feels that way. Right. Yeah. It does. This is very interesting a statement game. Right. You win this game. Any beat the patriots Rogers regretting that contract extension? No, not money wise, but just being on a team. Now you love the Packers. I mean, he loves a community there. I think he's I think he's okay with it. But I think that he probably wishes that he had a little bit more help and probably a different coach from being honest with you so Jeff the patriots to win this game. And you don't even want to be close to thirty one seventeen win for Tom Brady and the patriots. Tell me why you think that it won't be that close of a football game. Because I feel like. Do you ever feel like one team disappeared in the other? I do this is that moment. It's like Nick moments versus Derek Carr. You know, like one is superior to the. Authentic play calling is superior to any other that. But what I was surprised by your score. And you could be totally right. We could come back Monday. And you could hit the score perfectly seventeen points for the Packers. So you like the patriots to really limit Aaron Rodgers offense. It's not limited Aaron Rodgers eliminating everyone around Aaron Rodgers that makes sense. So like Davante Adams, you think we'll have a tough game maybe Jimmy Graham or Jimmy crimson been almost non-existent with pulling a little bit better left those saints. He just seems like not the same player. Yeah. He was incredible at the saints. I think what we're seeing is what maybe a little bit was the quarterback for them. Maybe we're seeing it with a little bit. Like gronk how gronk is maybe grunk is passes print. We don't know that for sure but like Jimmy Graham, maybe Jimmy Graham passes prime the last couple of years. But so you like thirty one seventeen pats. I like the patriots as well because they're at. But I think I give the give the Packers a little bit more credit than than you are giving them because I have a thirty one to twenty eight score patriots win. I don't think it'll be a last second type win though. I do think it'll be something where the Packers probably score a touchdown late to cut it to three. They tried onside kick. They don't get it something like that. But I think the patriots won this game think it'd be a little bit comforting. Patriots patriots. Yeah. They'll figure it out the final way to win. So that's how it always. How about we move onto another interesting game? This is the first game. The Cleveland Browns will be playing without Hugh Jackson chiefs, come into town new era for the Browns. Again, the Kansas City Chiefs and their high flying high powered offense comes into Cleveland. Cleveland will host Greg Williams first game in charge for the Browns. You like the chiefs twenty one ten tell me why. Because I like those two numbers. What about it? That's a low scoring football game. But the fact of the matter is. I do think that just these teams like the Browns defense is really good. That's this is going to be great offense. At a great defense. The other side of the ball the offense the Browns deepen the chiefs are left to be desired. But the fact of matter is this game is going to be one on the trenches when it comes to the Browns defense and it comes to the chiefs offense. And that's where the matchup is gonna be. And that's why I think it's going to be close. Or low scoring twenty one ten chiefs. I like that. She's but I am where he about them being favored by eight points feels a little bit like a trap game. Just because we know that when teams fired when teams fire coaches, they usually come out really strong the following game. I expect that what the Browns I think some Browns players are looking to make a name for themselves or the different coaching staff different people leading the team right now. So. I think guys like Duke Johnson, for example of been kind of put on the shelf. I think if he gets a chance to play think of makes place now he gets his offered. He gets his real opportunity right here right now. Yeah. I don't think it'll be the prettiest game by the Browns. But I think that they'll be up for it. I think they'll be happy that Hugh is gone. And sometimes a culture change is all you need to really bring out the best in your players into. The chiefs to win thirty two twenty seven, but I don't like them to cover that eight point. So why don't we move onto a game that we both have differing views on this could possibly be the game of the week on most normal weeks. This would be the game of the week. But there are some really intriguing matchups this week. So it's not the ravens host Pittsburgh Steelers. Jeff you like the ravens twenty four seventeen tell me why defense defense and the Steelers are just they're known for kind of playing to their teams to the opponent's strengths. They're not known for really. What's the word? I'm looking for. They're not really known for playing to their level. They're playing to the team they're playing level in that's the advantage with ravens in this one. When it comes down to it. And the ravens defense needs a point to prove after their loss to the Panthers. And I think they're gonna prove it against a still living on Belus Steelers. I like the Steelers twenty seven twenty four feels like everything it feels like every time I picked the Steelers at Baltimore, which ideal. What I get burned. But I think that this time will be different. I like the Steelers to make enough plays on the defense side of the football. The ravens have been good offensively. They've been officiant. But I don't know if they could win this game. Ju ju Antonio Brown have good game. So twenty seven twenty four Steelers. How about we move on? And I know that you wanna talk about this game. Jeff your boy, Nathan Peterman, he gets boy. So my boy is also years Peterman. No, no. I never said Peterman was my boy. Because there's pick six all the time. But that's not what what no mine is. No, I'm not. No, he's not my boy. I know. All right. So bears. The bears to go and win this game against Nathan Peterman. You pick thirty five tents. You think this is going to be a boat? Yeah. Yes. Because Peterman throat to pick sixes your favorite. Turnovers for lunch and dinner and breakfast. I like the bears to but I haven't winning by only touchdown twenty to thirteen reason why I say that is I don't think Peterman will throw any pick sixes. I think they'll have an ultra conservative game plan. What that said the bills defense is actually pretty good as we saw them play. The patriots the other night. I thought they were solid. But of course, the offense just couldn't couldn't give them enough to for them to be in the game to win at the end. But the defense is solid for the bills. You gotta give him credit twenty to thirteen bears win. I think is going to be ugly game. I don't think there's gonna be a lot of people in tuning in to prom. Yeah. Yeah. So we have to we have to move on. And we will be discussing. Let's see here game is on the sleet. How about we talk about the Houston? Texans against Denver Broncos the Texans with to marry his Thomas go to mile high to go down to Houston. Can hey meet me meet me in Denver. Right. So. A lot of time. Do you think this is odd? This is an odd situation gets traded. He's playing against that team in his old stadium. Coincidence to be honest. So you at the Texans forty two twenty one. Do you think that him Damaris going to the Texans? We'll have an impact in this game. Yeah. I I not base game plan or anything. But I do think that d'humieres Thomas does bring in a lot of different aspects to Houston offense. And and gives more opportunities for Dionne. Jay Hawkins to get open. Because now they have to look at Thomas. So do you think to Marius will score touched you? Yes. He said first touchdown of the game. I'm gonna call that right now. It would be something. I could see them running to play for him like to get him isolated one on one or something like that. If you can make put I like the Texans in this game. I know what's on the road. But I'd just like what I'm seeing from to Shawn Watson. I like what I'm seeing from the Texans defense against case keenum, JJ watt clowney. I think those guys are playing really well right now the arrows pointing up for that team. I like the Texans twenty seven twenty three you have them forty two twenty one. We'll see what happens and one last game before we had to break. Vikings and lions Minnesota host Detroit Detroit. Obviously, we'll be with L golden Tate as they have traded him this week. Jeff the Vikings on odd scored twenty seven to twenty five how will the lions get to twenty five points when there's a Wilders away. So how they do it. And there's a will there's a way. You're losing people here come on fine safety. Twenty three and then they're going to be getting safety because they're the other teams could be up, and they're going to do that thing where they have the punt the punter like really in the back of the endzone, just lolly gagging. Waiting for time to expire, go run ins and for the safety. That's how is going to happen. So I'm a little surprised you think this game is going to be that close. I have the Vikings winning thirty two seventeen. Why do you think it'll be so close do you think just because the lions will defensively will keep them in the game? Or what do you think? I just think sometimes the unexpected happens, especially in certain games like this and the unexpected when it comes to unexpected scores in close games. This is give me one of those unexpected close games close match. That's could be coming down to the wire. Maybe. Yeah. Cool. So let's take a quick break. When we come back. We have four games to get through in the NFL. We also have four matchups in college football. That have both teams ranked that'll be playing each other this weekend. We'll talk about those. We'll give our predictions for those. And then in the last segment, of course, any news notes around the NFL. So we'll do that. Right after this. Hey, sports fans football season's here. And it's time to get in on the action. With my bookie. 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I have the game at twenty four twenty were pretty close. That's probably the game that we picked. Match. And I think it's just gonna go down to who scores last type of thing. Okay. Gotcha. That makes sense darnold against. Peroxy? Osweiler Brock ember now, right? Got a better date the door to throw pick. All right. So how about we we move onto the Redskins falcons Redskins hosting the falcons you have a score of thirty five twenty Redskins. Tell me what you see there. One team is better than the other. And it's gonna show. It's like I'm surprised how the Redskins season has gone. And the fact of the matter is I think they're just they're going to win the east. That's my prediction there. I like the Redskins thirty one twenty four reason why like it is falcons are not the same team on the road and outdoors than they are inside the comfortable confines of Mercedes Benz dome. So I like super dome, sir. It's called this weight Mercedes Benz stadium. It's just been stadium. Anyway, the Superdome per second. But I realize two of the same name. And that's that's frustrating anyways. So go on a random out that but not now like the Redskins outside at home thirty one twenty four that thing he's been hit us all your money for two stadiums. You selfish car company next game? We need to get into books and the Panthers. To Carolina to face Cam Newton in the surging Panthers. Fitzpatrick is back. The magic is back, my friend. You really think so Jeff as you took the books to win by ten points on the road, thirty eight twenty eight I know some people out there shaking their heads. Like, what is this guy on what drugs is he on? But never done drugs in my life. Before the drug. Tweet before thirty legal drug legal thirty eight twenty eight you have the books winning till me. Why Fitzpatrick I hate to say it, but he's been he has he helps team win. And it's gonna show. I have the Panthers winning this game. I like it to be high scoring. But man, you talk about fits magic. What about Cam Newton's magic? He's been magic the last few weeks and that books defense can't stop anybody. They can't stop car. They can't stop Nick Mullins come on, man. They're not suffering. Cam Newton thirty four thirty one Panthers. We have one last NFL game to get through go. The Los Angeles chargers will travel up north to face the Seattle Seahawks. Who are all of a sudden one of the hottest teams in the NFL Seattle. You like this? You actually like the chargers do like six to eighteen till the people why because the chargers are the better team in my opinion. And when this happens, and when they make the playoffs this defense that they had this stellar defense will prove how good they are in. This is just a simple taste of how good they are against the Seahawks team. This yolks are not making the playoffs. Sorry, folks. That's not happening. The chargers are the better team. And they've been playing very well. My problem is Seattle's been playing well charter coming off by. So I'm a little wary of the chargers winning on the road at Seattle, which we know is a tough place to play the Rams just had trouble winning over in Seattle. So I like Russell Wilson doing Nuff to win this game twenty four twenty two the defense stops at two point conversion by Philip rivers to hold on. They win the game twenty four twenty two. That's what I think. That's what we think for week nine in the NFL. So Jeff one of us has to be right. Right. We're going to transition to college football. There's some tasty matchups this weekend. None the more than the Alabama crimson tide and their number one ranking against the number three LSU Tigers. This game is Louisiana. Alabama's favored by two touchdowns. What do you see to me to be honest? What do you see happening here? I see a continuing their dominance in being in the LSU Tigers and taking them out of the college football playoffs. Yeah. I went there. Do you think though, it will be close? Possibly, but I can also see getting out of hand. In all depends on how the first quarter goes give me a score prediction, my friend. All right. You want one? Yes. Forty five thirty five Alabama. So you do you like the Tigers to cover at least? But you do think it'll be a comfortable win. That's kind of what I'm sensing from that number. Yes. Gala Bama to win. I don't know. If it's going to be particularly close. I think we're going to be looking at something like thirty seven seventeen type win for Alabama. That's what I'm going with. That's what I'm sticking with. I hope it's a good game. But I'm just not confident that Ellis. You'll be able to keep up with Alabama. I think it was you and their offense will struggle. And we'll see how Bama and that offense take advantage of some short field. So. We have another top matchup between two top ten teams, Georgia Kentucky who would have thought that Kentucky football upset who would've thought that the Kentucky would be a football school. My friend. Yeah. True. Very true. They've been playing extremely well. And that's why I have Kentucky upsetting Georgia in this by score of thirty one to twenty eight last second field goal wins four Kentucky crowd goes wild. And you have Kentucky. This would be the biggest win in their program. Yeah. Probably I don't know. I don't know enough about their history the top of my head. But you can't. Ears. Definitely I can't remember the last time Kentucky football's a rink team. At least like this high, right? Guess so. I like Georgia in this game though. I know it's at Kentucky man this game. I will agree has me a little skeptical but Georgia win this game Kentucky's got a very good defense. But I think Georgia does enough here. I like Georgia to win this game. Thirty to twenty four. What was the score? You said. Oh, I said thirty one twenty eight last-second fuel wind for Kentucky. All right. So how about number fourteen Penn State? They will face Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan wolverines number five rate at Michigan twelve point favorite for Michigan. What do you like in this game? Do you see winning? Since I see losing and icy Michigan winning Michigan going into the cost. We'll play offs. See you like Michigan to win this game. Yes. All right. What do you think the score will be? I'm going to go on a limb here, and I'm gonna say thirty eight to twenty one. Whoa. That's a blowout. You know, Penn State is a big underdog. But I like them in this game. I'm not sold on Michigan just yet. But I like points in this game. I think Penn State will take it. I think they will pull off the upset they'll frustrate Harbaugh for another year. Penn State wins this game. Thirty one to thirty talk about west second think we might see it here. So. I got twenty eight to thirty their score Google with very plas possible second. Yeah. Probably something like that. All right. So the last game between two ranked opponents. Is none other the number thirteen West Virginia. And number seventeen Texas. The longhorns will be hosting the mountaineers. Who do you like in this game? Jeff. Gene you. West Virginia to go on the road and get the win. Yes. I do. All right. What do you think? The score will be. To be. Scorn, you think or they all are going to be all have to be. All right. I'm gonna say. Nineteen seventeen. Nineteen seventeen. Yes. I also West Virginia. But I think it will be much higher scoring game. I think we'll see West Virginia win this game forty one thirty one. So we both like one thirty one. Yeah, we both like West Virginia, but different types of game. So which game do you think will be the most Senator -taining these four? Alabama knows you. Yeah. Has to be. Well, you haven't forty five thirty five so there'd be a lot of points. That's your highest point total of these four games in your opinion. So I understand where you're coming from. There should be a really really good game that will shape the way that college football looks for the rest of the season. So what do you say we take a quick break with come back? We'll wrap up football for this week week nine the NFL, of course, called football big week in college football. So we'll do that we'll wrap this thing up rather we handle some things right after this. Hey, sports fans football season's here. And it's time to get in on the action. With my bookie. My book is the industry leading sports betting website that offers real Vegas odds on football baseball, and all your favorite sporting events. You can take aside the total or even fantasy points props. My bookie let you bet online and win the game already kickoff. Don't sweat it. 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Martial arts past present and future when it's the women's game. You know, we're to listen to Golden State media concepts women's MMA podcast. And welcome back to the football podcast. We just finished our picks for week nine the NFL season as well as top games looking into college football. And there are some other things that have happened in the world of sports, especially in the NFL this last couple days. Don't you think? So. Yeah. Did you happen to catch that really disgusting injury? That happened last night. It was rushing for Hema. I did it was pretty hard. That was brutal. Every anytime you see players on the field waving like erosion Asli like a very like f on the field right now type wave the you know, that something went terribly wrong because this is football players get hurt all the time. But yeah, his arm that was discussed it moved like a noodle. That's where the most the soon as it hit me contact with the ground. It just folded did you hear him scream to you could hear it on the audio during the game. Even oh, we just heard him scream. We're gonna be right back. We we should check on him though. That was absolutely brutal. Type sound. It was just like that thing where you just like you stub. It was almost like you stub your told you make that noise way worst, obviously. So. Bills general manager says the Shaw McCoy's definitely most definitely in the team's plans for two thousand nineteen. Do you think he's full of crap? Or do you believe him? He says the quiz absolutely in our plans moving forward. Probably trade. Fichman. I see this going out of the way I could see them trading him for good draft picks or some sort of player they want or he could say on the team contribute to camp. But are the way he's he's gonna be in their futures. When we another by trade or by going to keep them on and kind of see where he goes NFL writer, very well respected, Paul doctors e Zimmerman has died at eighty six years old. He's best known for being a longtime Sports Illustrated NFL writer, he was known for his analytical approach to the game. He was kind of revolutionary in. That regard one of the first writers sports writers NFL writers to really look at the game through an analytical approach he has passed away. Sadly, so our thoughts go out to to him and his family Peter King reported that that he had passed. So some said news there as we. We remember somebody who was a big person in sports media in sports journalism. So. Definitely definitely contributed a lot to this game to this community. So. Adam case he has vehemently defended Ryan tannehill. A reporter asked and said that Adam or that Ryan tannehill hasn't been better this year than in previous seasons. And Adam gates was not having anything of Jeff. So what do you take Adam gays defending Ryan tannehill? Do you think it's warranted? I don't know. Renton husband how how roundly for how long now. Seven years eight years a while and he's not had a breakout season. And I think it's time maybe it is time to pull the plug. He is three and to this season. He's just been hurt. So, but the fact of the matter is you look at every single season. Not one of them is like this guy can be a top player type feel you know, what I mean, it feels like this guy is just a one of the average quarterback. And you always need something more than that to be a contender in the NFL. And it might be time for Ryan Tenny hill in the dolphins to break up. Possibly possibly they need to see other people. So the last bit of news, I'm gonna go back to college football. And we know that the Maryland football program has been in the news lately. The terrible death of Jordan McNair and the following investigation. We saw DJ Dirk and be reinstated as head coach of the football team. Just to get fired twenty four hours later. And we now understand that the chair of the Maryland board of regents who in their opinion stated that Durkin should stay on board is the head coach of the football program. He this individual has resigned. Are did you see this coming? Do you see this coming head the chair of Marilyn border regions resigns after all this PR nonsense disaster that they've been going through? It's probably for the best definitely probably for the best. Yeah. The whole way the handle that thing was just completely botched in my opinion. I know we talked about this yesterday already. But. It's just brutal. I don't know how why they thought that keeping him on board was the best idea for the college for the community. But they did they regret it. They have changed their outlook. So Jeff, I think we're done here today. I think we're absolutely done. I think we'll come back Monday. I know. 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Walt On Ice

"Thank you. Hello and welcome to another highly questionable week. You know, why it's highly questionable because it's the name of the show because this guy right here is here to give his hot takes Stu gods from the radio ESPN radio ten to one eastern every day. What do you like on the show today? Steve thank you, Dan. I look forward to Bron James discussing him trying to get another coach fired. Is he going to discuss it? Valid. That's an eight. Around St. report already after three games wall was complaining about the officiating. And now comes this report that Magic Johnson is giving scolding because the team has started slow now I am old enough here to betraying that. I am not young. I'm gonna use a bunch of old phrases here to show, you just how impatient. Magic Johnson is do you? Remember his coaching career? It lasted sixteen games involved in the junction. And then he took the beeper of law diva going off during one of his meetings. He threw it against the wall and shattered. It Magic Johnson has no patience. He expects always to win now because he'd been winning for more than a quarter of a century and everything he's ever done. I don't think the stories about Magic Johnson. I think this story as always is about LeBron James going to Magic Johnson saying, hey, I don't think that's the right coach for me. And by the way, the right goes for me, just got let go from Cleveland. I want I wrong looted the next good of the LA Lakers. I'll tell you what Luke Walton. We'll be there as long as LeBron Watson there. You know what? Might think that that's a bit of a hyperventilation overreaction from him. But early on in the heat career when they started nine eight, Pat Riley will tell you that LeBron James was fishing around for an out on air expulsed stra, the sitting one no what today's these data's wasn't. I've ever second Friday November second I think, oh, I don't know it feels like Christmas though. Oh, there we go. Okay. December twenty fifth. That's what I meant to say. Happy birthday, poppy or having Chris merry Christmas. Whatever. Are you going to be the forty Niners? Something milnes. I believe it's Mullins, but hey could be forgiven for that. We didn't know what we were watching yesterday. Even though he predicted he told you that Nick Mullins was going to be huge never thrown a pass undrafted as a player and he goes out last night, and he totally ravages the raiders not since nineteen seventy has a quarterback debuted with this kind of passer rating. And I think what last night proved this is how good Shanahan is coaching openings in defense because those were just random plays and Oakland had zero answers for any of what it proves that any quarterback play well against that Oakland raider defense. That's what it proved to me last night. Dan, like he didn't do it against a good team. He did it against the raiders. And next week. He has to do it against the giants and the week after that you have to do to get the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I have no idea good cornerback. And I won't know until he plays a real team in a real defense. Yeah. I think he's right about this. I think Shanahan to make a three game run over this that gets this guy paid like Roblo, and they'll have the razors can turn these thin round has that trade one of those first round pick for Nick Mullins. That's. What? It's gonna take all those. Trade for Khalil Mack. Do you buy Hugh Jackson expulsion for he's failure with the Browns or see just making excuses really sad watching him on first take talking about the players that he would have taken and the things that he wasn't allowed to do. But he's got such a dismal coaching record that I understand why you would want to go on television and defend yourself because no one with that resume is going to get hired as a head coach again. So now he's out just politicking for himself. And if I were his marketing people, it's what I'd be telling him to do it may look ugly and petty, but it's not as ugly and small as that record that he has which is going to damn him for the rest of his coaching career, Dan, I wouldn't simply dismiss this though. And if this is true, then there's a real problem if he wanted to take these quarterbacks, Mahomes, Carson wives and was not the the quarterbacks. There is a major major problem with Browns are hiring head coaches who don't have the final decision on who they're guys going to be who the players are going to be. I don't think that's the way. Run a successful NFL friendships again, though, Hugh Jackson doesn't have any winning arguments to make here because I'm not making this up when I give you this number Bill. Bella check for the next fifty years would have to go Owen sixteen to have the same winning presented as this guy. If that was your winning percent, I'm not making plus years Owen sixteen I'm not exaggerating. It's a mathematical fact to have the winning percentage that Hugh Jackson. Does you make arguments for yourself when that's how bad you've been? He get higher again right after I Jon Gruden give him another ten year deal. You know what? I mean Jackson was eight with the raiders you realize that was nirvana. Hugh Jackson was heaven for him me. Was that trust duck from Trig inky tricking? He's got a big one this week. And they go to LSU LSU's defense place. It's hard to play at night, but Alabama's still to touchdown favourite. And Nick Sabin knows. How good his team is. This is the best one that he has had. This is the best quarterback that he has had. And so when he is asked here by a caller, which will you elect to do in the upcoming game. Will you elect to kick or will you elect to receive? This is what Nick Sabin said to be honest with you. You know? I hope we elect to kick ass is what I hope we do. Boom, boom. What are you going to do that or Doron, man? This dude has every reason in the world to be confident about his football team. He's never had a quarterback this good and Alabama is looking at going into LSU and ruining this season for everybody. Because LSU is as good as any defense that can slow them. And I don't think they will. He was still processing whether or not the Senate. You're right. He could say whatever he wanted this point. But he's still processing should I say this? I give the bulletin board. Material it is funny with Nick Sabin because this is what I would like the players. Do. I want them to go out there for the coin toss headsails and available wit Hetty. What the ball you wanna play defense? Now, we wanna go do what you all with the ball. Do whatever you want with the. But we don't get all we're here is the take those. We have to keep when he was coaching. Good point. He didn't elect to do that. What are you elected to do seven and nine elected to leave? Excellent. Yeah. He get ready to the airport. 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Yes, always born in Long Beach, California, kind of moved around for a Long Beach to Orange County, and you know, just raise and household with my brothers sisters say living in my grandma's garage to twenty five people in the house super nice. But only that though it was it was a fun experience. You know, maybe we had our show goes like everyone else, but the outcome of it, you know, it paid off. And that's where I'm at today. What was the best thing about twenty five people in a house? All the best thing is that like we have three frigerator 's we had like we have a fait every night. So it was it was awesome. Like, it was a lot of food. What was the worst part of twenty five people in one house? There's only like two bathrooms waking up. No mori. You got. Yeah. You gotta eat the Waco by our early for everybody like ten thirty minutes. But it was just like, you know, the bathroom is huge. Because everyone's so you don't get ready for work or school. And you just have to share. What do you remember about sports about football and your linked to them? Growing up as a kid pretty much football was like my outcome of going outside and playing so that was my way of being very active, and I've been places I was four years old, and I'm gonna playing like family friends knowing football by play rugby too. So I was kind of going back and forth with that ran a little bit of track. Football stuck all the way, and you know, me being linked to that had, you know, older cousins of Hanley who pay too. So just you know, just following their path. What would you say was the closest you were to quitting football for rugby? When I got my first scholarship for rugby McCain before football and pretty much. I was like man when just do rugby, I loved it. It was better. I was the best team was so easy for me to do. So why not go with that the name if it coming in and offers after offers and finally got USC, and I was like football and you pay to. Yeah. There's that there's that as an added bonus. But did you say did I just hear you say that rugby was better? Yeah. Mammy I love rugby, you know, better than football actually in football coming just grown onto me. The reason why overboard because it's open-field there's no pads. There's no blocking and it's just pretty much all your ability talent and skills split. Again. Can you tell us the story of your name? What is the store there has to be your first name your last name? They both have to have stories behind them. Right. Yeah. So my first name not people knows actually John was named after my uncle and Jews UK from you know, just being nicknamed says kid kinda way from lie. John John to chewed like the train. Karen, just jus you, and I to all the way just such a catchy name, and you know, principles. I mean, teachers classmates all call me and my last name Smith comes from a logical died and my second last name shoes. Because from my said who's been in my life since I was four years old. You know, he's. Been taking care of since. I was a kid so to honor his both ask names. So then I had to do when is it that you made that decision. Can you tell us a little bit about? I mean, he must have been very moved by that. Right. I mean. Yeah, he was very very happy says in coming out all I was in college. I was still seventeen so I couldn't change illegally. So like my sophomore year is Ida his is name just honor head. Hey, you know, his is name what he's done for me and my family, and you know to this day. I love them to death considering my dad, so I mean today, you know, just happy to have that on. All right, Judy. My father's got something for you. Ready? You don't look ready. Are you ready? You're ready are ready. Joe do me how to do. Do you on that beat? Okay, Jujuy would've said if he was familiar with the terminology ju ju on the B B. I got you. 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REShow: Ray Ratto and Daniel Jeremiah. Hour 2 (11-02-18)

The Rich Eisen Show

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REShow: Ray Ratto and Daniel Jeremiah. Hour 2 (11-02-18)

"Rich Eisen on demand. Your show your schedule. Fifteen minutes after ball dot com. Check out the casts at richeisenshow dot com. Hour number two the rich Eisen show on the air. You just joined us evangelist Mullins calling into this show. Still just. Any afterglow of a start that he said he did not know until hours before he was truly going to have. But he was ready. He said the entire playbook was there available for him, which he took is the highest compliment from his coach, and he paid back the coach with a heck of a performance that a lot of people are analyzing as well. It was just the end of the raiders because the raiders looked like they quit on their coach. And a lot of people thought maybe the coach quit on raiders by trading. Khalil Mack away. Lots to take in Daniel Jeremiah is going to join us in this hour. He I can't wait what he's gotta community thinks of this. And what he thinks the raiders plan is going to be. But right now, we're joined on the phone line by the man that when we were discussing this game yesterday on our post show meeting. Chris right me, you can attest to this fact. We're like who can we get to talk about this game the one in when raiders against the one win forty Niners? And I said the four magic words bring me Ray Ratto, and he has been brought to the program and be sports Bayer's Ray Ratto. How are you? Raymond. Imagine you're disappointment. When this is over. No, not at all. Right. Not at all. You are going to exceed expectations. As you always do as you always. I I think my kaeding you mean by tunneling into the earth's core. Is that how you felt prior to the game last night? Well, the the most interesting thing to me before the game was not the fact that it was this was the worst primetime matchup since nineteen seventy after October. It was that the the the betting line moved like five points in three hours just because of Nick Mullins everybody who wanted to bet this game. That's the raiders with complete and utter confidence. And today, they all feel like Charlie. Because they could not have been more wrong. If they had put their pants on backwards and walked backwards to work. Man. We'll get to the Nick Mullins in a moment. But let's get to the raiders aspect of. This Ray is their plan. Was there playing? What's what what what what do you think Gruden thought? And and what has been wrought? Well on day one. I think he thought he was going to come in conquering hero. I think about four months in he realized no this team's not close. And I think his his his coaching impatience got the better on Khalil Mack and guide in the way of his general managers hat. So he traded him when he didn't need to. And basically, I think at that point every player on that team recognized that they were all going to be gone with the year or two at the most. And when that's how you go into a season where you know that your coach doesn't care where you live or die. You're not gonna give that you know that extra three percent at the end of loss game. So I think he didn't come in thinking he was going to blow it up, but he got to blow it up pretty quickly. And the one thing he missed in all of that planning. Was that? This was not a football pro progress problem. This was a cultural one because the team is leaving in two years. And he was brought in in part to make people in Oakland feel like, hey, we have one chance at something before they leave and what they got. Instead was another rebuilt after three they've already had. And it was going to be from a guy who they thought was going to be their saviors. So there it was sort of massive cultural disconnected Gruden missed completely. So now, he's reaping the whirlwind. Right. So now, it just leaves basically one player of significance standing or as too much last night horizontal, and that's Derek Carr. How do you see that playing out? Do you think that Gruden is gonna try and knock on Mark Davis door and say number four? Gotta go to what do you think? Right. I think his the coach in him because he's got two jobs, and they are basically arguing with each other on a daily basis. So I think the coach in him is saying can I replace him? And if I can't replace him when kanae because I think a lot of this depends on where they finish the draft, and whether they can get you know, the quarterback they want because if they can do that on tune seconds. They're going to do something about cars contracts. So that they can get out from the more onerous parts of it. But if they can't replace him, he will smile and say Derrick always been Mike guy. And that's part of the problem that gruden's got is that he made promises and a series of them that he hasn't followed through on. So he's basically broken faith with not just the city but with the team itself, so they don't trust him. When he says, he's my. Guy because he said it about Michael Crabtree. He said it about Amari Cooper. He said it about Khalil Mack. He's saying now about Derek Carr and his track record is to say one thing. And then either do another or plan to do another later NBC sports bay area's Ray Ratto here on the show. What do you think Mark Davis is thinking right now this morning? What do you think I think he's got his head in one of his desk drawers slamming the door closed every five seconds because Gruden was going to be part of Davis's exit strategy, which was I'm leaving Oakland. But if this goes, well, people won't be mad at me when we do. And that's the same reason. He brought in marshawn Lynch, it's the same reason he signed Derek Carr to the big contract because he wanted to show everybody in Oakland. I wanna do right by you before we leave. And instead of this turned out, exactly. The opposite. And the only thing that Davis can say for himself at this point is well, at least they hate Gruden more than they. I mean nine years nine and a half years left on one hundred million dollar contract. He's unfirable Ray. And so and and and the question is the does Gruden still have it. I mean, do do we view this as a guy who has seen all of the offensive schemes and strategies from college and pro based on all the tape watching that he did at his fired football coaches association office while working for ESPN, and he does have an eye for talent and realize that he didn't have it and got rid of all the high price guys with the accession of his quarterback. And it's just going to eat it in his first year and his ego and his Frank account can take it or is he completely lost it. What do you think Ray? Well, again, you know, there are two things going on here. There's Gruden coaches. And I don't know that there's evidence to suggest that he's lost it as a coach. I think he still understands scheme. And and tactics and things like that just because we haven't seen any evidence that he hasn't the readers have not lost any games this year because he coached poorly, but as a general manager his reputation is pretty close to rock bottom. Not just because of what he's done this year. But because of his work in Tampa too. I think the let the Jon Gruden legacy is ultimately going to be that he asked for everything and to his great horror. He got it it. It's job that nobody nobody else does both jobs anymore except Bella chicken, Bella chick can do it because he's got more rings than things. Everybody else works for somebody. You know, somebody above every other coach reports to general manager, and if they do their jobs, well, they get along and they see the game the same way. And if they don't somebody gets fired. Grooten basically having arguments in his own head every day about what to do with this, gene. And with this great charts and Gruden I don't think is the sort of guy who can do that. Well, because he is so intense as coats when so old school in that sort of cultural way with his coaching at a time when being general manager requires a level of flexibility that I don't think Gruden the coaches comfortable with. I mean, the komax thing is incredibly instructive because. At the same time that not was holding out and making Gruden crazy. Donald was holding out on the roof. On the way to make that work. So it's you know, when you when four hundred miles away answer is there for you. And you don't want to look at it. Then you've got a problem sort of conceptually what you think this grandchi- should be. And I think that is the great feeling with gluten it's not coaching. It's general managing general managing in a very Aera participant, Ray, Ratto NBC sports bay area. Few more minutes left with him. All right. The Nick Mullins story where does that rank from what you've seen over the years? Well, I think there's a long history of NFL players whose last great moment was beating Louisiana Lafayette. The. I think everybody was stunned by by what they saw because they had no template for Moen's. But they had to assume that somebody who wasn't as Beckley can't be very good. And as it turns out, he was more than fun and. If you remember that. That person will have the dollar Bill in their pocket. Moss Vegas was betting. Turned out to the great, look, I games history of sports. It all the more mythological. I didn't he did whatever he wanted whenever he wanted to do it. And you know, I mean, yes, you can add it that George kill one handed touchdown and the regime most fifty two yard score. I mean there were there were individual place throughout the roster. But because we gravitate toward quarterbacks. 'cause that's what we do. I mean, this is going to be known as the Nick Mullins game. And he was phenomenal. I it's it was perfect because he could not have had lower expectations. He could not have been more denigrated in a very real and financial way. And he came out, and he gets all the ash putting front of him that was it. I mean, he took a putative National Football League teams and dope slept it for fifty five minutes. Just it. I'm sorry. I'm Nick Moen's. I beaten the Reagan Cajun's you nothing to me. And that I mean that it's it's more myth already than it is reality. But the reality was pretty good. You know, and it just maybe just bringing full circle here rate, you know, would to one when teams going out there one with a head coach on a long term contract. But with a general manager in any structure where he calls the plays and also has a general manager who shops the groceries lockstep with them that they can take a kid like Nick Mullins plug him in and get a performance like that. And then what you've already described for Gruden on the other side, just they can't even get any. I mean, it's like Derek Carr. Ours. You can't even use the word regressed. Right. It's it's ridiculous. But it's not just him. That's regressed. It's the entire roster. I mean, you know, their most important offensive player this year has been marshawn Lynch and now he's not playing anymore this year. And when your most important player, you're running. Your sort of out of step with where football is going unless you're running back Todd Gurley. Who can also catch the ball coming out of the backfield. Gruden made the team which was already old older he went out and sought like mega veterans. And so that's I mean, those are those are general manager choices that run counter to everything that put ball is trying to go toward which is younger and faster and more sprightly. And you know, the raiders are none of those things. And and you add to that effect. He's trying to undo what he perceives as the damage done by Reggie McKenzie. Who still in the building, you know, it just what we're what cross message of the raiders missed here. You know, we we we complain where too old, but we got older, you know, we have a coach who says he's not the general manager acting like the piano manager general manager still in the building. You know, it's, you know, wanting to win a championship in the next two years for the same fans that you're abandoning. I mean, they literally the only thing they know. How to do is kick forward to kick themselves in the ass. And you thought I wouldn't have my expectations met or surpassed with your appearance here on this show. Ray ratto? Well, you know, it is one o'clock in the east and a lot of people are back at work. Right. Thanks for the time. Appreciate it. We'll obviously get you back on shortly. The warriors season is has has commenced in. I've already given the Larry O'Brien trophy three days ago. So we'll discuss the. Pretty bold stand there. Like, you, sir. Tickets Ray retto. Now what else to say? But there there is one last card for Gruden play in that is getting Derek Carr out of there. Because in this day and age is you could see the Seattle Seahawks were the first to model it if you will I don't know if that was by design or intent or just matched the time. But you take somebody fresh out of college. Stick him out there at the quarterback position. Don't pay him that much get to the Super Bowl with a whole bunch of defense and skilled players around him that you're paying because you can pay them and keep them because the quarterback doesn't cost very much. And that was the Seattle plan. And now you see so many other teams trying match that that may be. That's what gruden's just going to try and go towards burn. It all down starts scratch. Get the guy that you want from college don't have to pay him and try and win for those five years when you walk in the door in Las Vegas, Nevada. Or he has no idea. What the hell he was doing coming in? Or he thought he did switched up thought he could through cult of personality save it. And it's all falling a help and crap. Talk about it with Daniel, Jeremiah, my compadres from the NFL meaty group NFL network analyst former scout current member of the radio team broadcasting the chargers who are taking on the Athar mentioned Seahawks. 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That we're going to send to the winners, and hopefully they will post themselves celebrating receiving something from my mom. That's the way we roll here on the rich Eisen show. It's a family affair Daniel, Jeremiah joining us here on the program once again NFL network analyst, former NFL scout. He's in the booth with Matt money Smith calling chargers games for the charges faithful. And he's going to be in Seattle. What a big game this isn't week number nine back here on the show. How are you DJ? I'm doing great rich. What's going on before we get to the game that you're covering this weekend last night's game? What do you think what did the scouting community? How do you think they took and the raiders performance last night? I thought you were going to go straight to Mullins. But you went you hit me on the raider. I'm gonna get to the part about how you and everybody else missed on Mullins. It's okay. No can't wait to see Moen's playing NFL team that we're seeing how well. Okay. Thanks there. Your goal. Look. No, I I was I was waiting for him. I went back and looked at my out preseason. And I went to go back and look at my notes degree for that. And I had written out on my notes Austin Davis two point. Oh, so I thought he'd be awesome Davis on round the NFL for a long time this kid, so far what a heck of a start for him. Happy for him. But man, that's a that was a lifeless bunch on the on the other side for sure you think they quit on on on the game last night. Dan. I don't know. It's a tough word. I know what? The key word means the strong strong word. I'm always hesitant to go there. I don't think they're very good. So in lieu of saying, they quit. I don't I don't think they have a lot of talent right now. Why are they not? So very good. Daniel why? Well, I mean, you can look at the wider scrimmage. You got you can generate no pass rush. I mean, the run defense was atrocious last night. And it was just they were Hughes lanes. They were running through and then on the offense of side of the ball. They can't protect. I think you could make a case that car. Walsum confidence. And I don't know if you know if you want that's that's all on him. If it's on the lack of protection, if it's on the lack of weapons, you know, you could you could attributed and a lot of different areas, but he does not look like a confident quarterback. So they've got they've got a myriad of issues. What do you think gruden's plan is here you see your draft picks? You got a whole of. Well, I mean, I mean they'll be the team of the spring. I mean, what are we talking about them all spring about what they're going to do with these picks? And I don't know. I mean, I don't know if that was if treating trading Amari Cooper, can that be like insurance policy, basically just ensuring they're going to get the number one pick was that the last. That happens after watching them last night and look at their schedule. I think someone tweeted out last night at six eight remaining teams or over five hundred they're going to have the first pick. Well, I mean, the giants don't look too good either. So I mean, you know, they don't play do they? Let me take a look at it right here. So Oakland's remaining owner Oakland's remaining games. There are no buys left is they're they're already had their by coming off of that loss in London. They're hall there. You're going to be visiting them next week. The charges are at the lack hole. Then they're at Arizona at Baltimore home for Kansas City. There's a Sunday night football home Dame against Pittsburgh. That's absolutely going to get flexed out of. That's the noise you hear right now. Oakland's at Cincinnati. Then I'm sorry. I didn't mean to laugh the Monday night finale of ESPN season is Denver at Oakland. And then Oakland's at Kansas City that's remaining schedule right there. I just feel like the giants more likely to stumble into a winter too. So then that means Nick Bose's is a writer, right? That would be the very early guest. I mean, you're talking about pass rush in and gruden's talk nothing about needing a passer Jefferson, see traded away Kalou, Matt. Yeah. Well, we'll see we'll see what they decide on the quarterback position to you know. You think they really? Wow. So what is your Dan of Jeremiah here on the rich Eisen show? What is your evaluation of Derek Carr right now while he's not right? I mean, he's not right right now. So you got to decide whether or not you feel like that's because hammer what's ramming him by just know when you have when you have the collective failure. They're having offense that nothing's off the board. So when I watch him, you know, I just don't see a guy who's comfortable and confident in pulling the trigger back there. I mean, I think somebody tweet after a little shot chart, they're not they're not trying to push the ball down the field at all. So even if you're even excessively you've got to try and you gotta stretch the field a little bit. They just have been able to do that with his contract. Would you would you trade for him? Would you would you pound a table in a in a in a meeting room in a front office in the NFL to say like she's safe you Jacksonville? Let's go get them right now. Let's let's flip them. Let's let them a draft choice, whatever it would be because you wouldn't have to be very high draft choice with that contract. Would you would you pound the table? Him. I wouldn't. I know. I'm sure a lot of people would just you know, sometimes you get in trouble. When you get a hold onto your college grade. But you know, I've I've always thought that Derek was was a good player. I've never thought of him as an elite player now he's had elite moments, but I don't I never put him in that class coming out. And and I don't know that I would make that investment right now. Daniel Jeremiah here on the richeisenshow, right? Let's turn to the charges in the name of Bosa. Do we see Joey when we see how I don't think this week. I mean, I guess Oakland that that could potentially happen there. You know, one thing to keep an eye on when you have the food injuries. And I'm not a doctor but having your first game back on on turf. Maybe that's not maybe that's something you want to avoid you don't a grass in the that would be Oakland the following week which would Grasso baseball season is over her. Yes, it is. Hit. They filled it in. Yeah. I don't know. You know, the good thing is is in in some ways, it has been a blessing for the chargers because they've they've rolled a lot of guys through under defensive line. And really haven't nicer rotation going right now. So when he does get back that's going to be a pretty good group. They've got now I know and five and two they're poised unfortunately for them. They got a team. That's a way ahead of them in division. That's already beaten them. But how good can this chargers team? Be do you think Daniel? Well, I think when you look at going into the postseason first of all you've gotta find a way to get in. So, you know, it's going to be a challenge to win that division, but get in any way you can. And then when you get into the postseason, I've always believed that you comes down to strong quarterback playing Kenya. Rush the passer if you get those two things going you can win the whole thing. And I think this charges group if they get back to go with Ingram, and and Liege it and all that crew. And and you get rivers to continue playing like he is. I mean they dangerous team. And and. Seattle. I'm sure you've watched a lot of film on them where where this team come from it. Can you say that the offensive line problems? There are fixed. Can you say that they're playing they're playing well, and they're doing some some really good things. I know Schottenheimer got lamp acid when he got that job and everybody was up arms, and he's old school. This is the new way of football. Now, he's he's not up with the times. And then here they are running out there. What the several times you see sticks offense and out there with tight end. You've got fluker in the run game Souissi in the run game. They're both doing really good job inside of moving people. And then the Russell's not having to throw the ball more thirty times. So he's been very efficient. He's protect football. And they found a little bit of a formula. And while the names are all gone on defense. They are they are flying around rich. It looks like kinda that young group that they had back in the day more. They were Alesina boom. And that whole crew one thing you notice about Pete Carroll team they flew to the football. And that's what this groups doing bring me up to speed on the. We talked about stop in the talent evaluation portion together this year and chicane Griffin. How's he looking so he did well early in the season? But now they've got healthy, you know, when you get cage a right back to go along with Bobby Wagner. Those are the guys. So, you know, it's just a still is going to go down time story. And I think he will settle in and be a long time starter at the NFL. He won't just be a role player. He'll be a long time starter just not yet is what you're saying. Yeah. I think that's I think that his his best football ahead of him. I think he was raw. And I think just when you look at kind of the seasoning, they have there with those other two he's not going to be at the forefront of that defense anytime minutes left with Janelle Jeremiah here on the richeisenshow best team you've seen so far the Rams with your onto. I've seen the Rams and the teeth in person, I would say the the Rams is probably popular as is the most balanced team that can play any style can win any type of way. Now Kansas City's defense is playing better late than when I saw them early. But. Man that she offense still I would say their offense with with scarier even more than the Rams, but the Rams have more ways to get it done as the poll question of Daniel, Jeremiah who stands in the crossroads of college and professional football, Chris TJ, which game will be the most competitive this weekend, Alabama, Alabama. Out on that Penn State. Michigan Georgia Kentucky ram saints. Packers. Patriots who owe all those games. You don't think I think that I think rich is all modern that could be a good. It's going to be a good game. I think I think Penn State a losing Michigan a win. But I think they don't hang with them. Why do you think that? I think it's gonna be a good physical game, you know, and and mic sorely is just he he's dynamite. Whatever whatever term you want to use gamer Grady, you know, all those all those fun terms. He's a really good football player. And I think he finds a way to keep them in that game for wild before. Michigan just wins the game at the scrimmages. So you think ram saints pay patriots Packers won't be competitive. Is that when I think of those NFL games? I you know, one thing about in the saints fans. I didn't he's one of the things you don't realize that. I get hit on Twitter saying you just picked against the saints like five weeks in a row and has not worked out well for me. Okay. But for some reason, I just I have a hard time CNN, especially without Davenport. I thought that injury was huge. I don't see them swollen down. This. This Rams off how good is Allah. Bama. Terms of college teams that you've been looking at over the years they've never had an offense like this. So, you know, with with athletes and scheme on defense that constant and then offense. Just kind of been a roller coaster ride. I went to the game last time they played LSU like English fourteen nothing or something like that. It was it was a real low scoring game. And now they have NFL receivers tight ends and offense of Wyman as they've had at times. But they've never had a quarterback like this. So yeah, pretty darn good. How many professional scouts can't wait till two is eligible right now. Oh, yeah. He's there's a lot of buzz. There's a lot of buzzers not a lot of both about this upcoming group. Why? So what about Herbert's not not buzzword? No, I think people like Herbert. He's raw he's bra. He's not put together yet. The kid at Duke is the one. That's really interesting. No kidding. That's the one Daniel Jones. So why I keep an eye on him. He's six five two hundred twenty pounds. You can really really move. He's gotta live arm. He's you know, being coached by cut cliff is not going to hurt him any because he's gonna come in ready to play. He's he's a good player. So just in Herbert's not going to be a top five pick or he will just because we're gonna get him back. Go. I'm just saying I don't think this group is as good as we just had. So okay. So gruden's not gonna use their first round pick on a quarterback. Right. Well, Gruden took a tackle in the top fifteen that I didn't have on my top fifty. So I'm not going to predict anything that's gonna take. You came in with a blow torch, and you're leaving with it, man. I love it. I love it. Okay. So let's say to as eligible right now as the first overall pick in the draft right now, they could go right now. From santa. I don't don't look please come on you're on this show. So so no, I know they just generally. Okay. Come on. Now. To safe place digital Hongo vilo is by far the best quarterback in college football that if you were an NFL team it had a need at that position and happen to find yourself picking very high at the NFL draft. He'd be very interesting. Look at you that now, you you you are very direct and forthright and yet infused it with a little bit of of straddling language at the end to keep everybody happy. You were like a soup that eight like a meal right there DJ. There's I heard there's something coming up on Tuesday, rich. I'm just trying to be along with the times. Okay. Very good DJ. You take care have a great cast on on Sunday. We'll chat down the line as always, thanks, buddy. We'll see you guys said Daniel, Jeremiah here on the rich Eisen show. If they is look the NFL does not want people who are in on be straightforward. Okay. Okay. Very jump with the NFL network. Very jump at the NFL network when we came on the air. They. They asked us, please. Do not talk about underclassmen. The last thing that the league wanted to do was have something on television that told kids they should leave early. Period end of story that we're not there to entice kids to leave early or enticingly early when they're not ready. There's there's something in place in the NFL give Gil Brandt who. I think we're gonna talk about later on in the show. Yes, let's kids know what their draft status is before they go ahead and make a move. And the last thing that they wanted to do is create a network where you couldn't even that you were an enticing somebody to make a move because the kid would say the NFL's telling me to leave even though the NFL's not telling you that it's a network with the NFL logo on it. So when we first started Reggie, remember Reggie was tearing it up. We couldn't talk about him. Yeah. I mean, you're making that face right there. We could not until he easy until he declared he declared he came on our network, then that's when he came on for the first time in the NFL network. Now, we're able to talk about people rail to talk about that they exist in college football. But where mindful of talking about underclassmen got to be mindful of just tell you, okay? I mean think it's silly. But no you understand where certain sensitivities that's in play right here. In the last thing, you wanna do is like, you know, I heard on the NFL network. I'm so terrific should leave. And then the kid gets drafted third fourth round craps out just because one analyst yet it on the air is that work, and we've watched to a so we know that he's the best quarterback just to be up. I'll tell it all tell the whole story the guy who was who was in charge of the combine and the guy who is basically telling us do don't do that was very powerful. And it was built polling who's now. No longer in the NFL. So things are the the strings were loosened a little bit, and we had a listen to him because that was the guy that was allowing us into the building to cover the combat. I'm putting all out there right now, that's fact as we're celebrating our fifteenth anniversary. So it was important for us. There was a political game that we wanted to play with the NFL network to get into the combine. And let them know we're not gonna blow the thing up. We're not gonna blow the entire process up right here. So okay. You don't want to talk about Reggie Bush. That's great. Let's bring our cameras into the combat and start talking about it. Now, we're able to talk about underclassmen. So when he comes on, and he's like, you know when? Not allowed to come out. And basically say, but to can't leave anyone. No, he's still there is that's why total feel free. Yeah. Feel free. Go ahead and talk on. And maybe we're gonna start seeing more and more players at that level. And that age start bawling out. Do you? Remember when MAURICE claret and Mike Williams sued to get in the NFL do. Yeah. I do. Last thing. The NFL network is to peace middle something like that. But no one thought they were the best. No, they were not they were not two of their day. Claret was pretty damn good, man. Maurice claret was really really as we wait or learned had other things going on. And Mike Williams was you know, a dynamic receiver out here at USC. Did he end up playing for mooch? Right. Well, that's because all Matt Millen did was draft from the numbers on the and then going outside. Eight four four two four rich number dial here on the program Dion Sanders, and Morgan Freeman is the next interview you're going to hear that's an hour number three Dion taped it when he was done with the show sitting in for me on Monday. What a week this has been and your phone calls. Eight four four two four rich when we return here on the show. 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Just it it just it just isn't the smartest way to go to be honest with you from from public relations from PR, but he he probably wants to get out there. It's not all his fault. I mean, you know to set it up to set it up where he comes in. And they don't go with the second overall selection with somebody either golfer wince to me is crazy town and then move down, and they don't move and down and you don't have either Watson or Mahomes teed up. It just again to save four days after he's fired. I would've taken any of those three is it's it's it's something that I think is gonna land with thud pretty much everywhere. I it really does for you this which one happens for the Jon Gruden, you know, the. Brooms? It ran out of town. But does Cleveland post the winning seats with one happened? I why I think the the of question you you propose here. Jeff is that will Cleveland have a winning record in any of the next five six seasons 'cause gruden's tenure contract, and you know, I don't know what buyout languages there or anything like that to get out of a contract before six, you know, six or seven seasons of gone by. I'm going to say I'm gonna keep on pounding the the Browns drum. There's too much talent there man to ten. Oh, cool. That's my man. Right. That thanks. I thought the you laid Jeffrey take Jeff in Detroit. This is too much talented. Go figure out somebody who Dorsey endorses. That can figure out what to do with Baker Mayfield, a Nick chub and the rest of the pieces that are there and a defensive if it's offensive guard than find your your your. Your weight Phillips could be Greg Williams if he wants to stick around since he has choices. I don't know if that's going to be his choice. I just makes no sense to me. And I can't keep buying into the wool Cleveland's gonna Cleveland. I just can't keep buying anyway. 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Oh meeting or I in two weeks because we didn't have a show last week. Right. Is right in the middle of the second quarter tips off Andy Greg who is the coordinating producer NFL game day morning. Big Penn State guy what I always gonna handle this. I know you're out there. Maybe watching Andy, we gotta figure something out pal. Push the meeting and Suzy's aunt who is one of the great people on the planet is flying to Los Angeles to hang out was that she might land might land. She might land in the third fourth quarter here. No, no, she'll show up knocking on the door. Just when what McSorley might run one in to take the lead. I got solutions to all of these solutions. Dali's not think we have time send solutions. All I know is your solutions are insufficient. They're insufficient because they're all going to be anti-family antisocial because your is going to always be there. These games only happened once. Okay. Hold on a Cooper the game. No this. No this. No this. 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Mulling It Over

Highly Questionable

21:18 min | 2 years ago

Mulling It Over

"Hello and welcome to highly questionable this person right here. She claims she will not be gotten by Bobby on the fake handshake today. That's a kind. What do you like on the show today? Meena not gonna get me in this week. Scratch my face Meena just said she is not given any consideration. To what the joke is gonna look like on television. Little is in the meal is officially over. And he continues to call him Ulan. Even though it is Mullins. I was a dreadful game last night between two very broken teams. But what I took from it as I have throughout Kyle Shanahan tenure in San Francisco is this guy is an absolute quarterback whisper. He did it for Matt Ryan who hasn't looked the same since this guy left aside and Bill Belichick trade in Jimmy Garoppolo there for less than what he could have gotten because he wanted this guy and say fans if there is an heir to the Bella check thrown it's gonna look like someone like this guy someone who can make any quarterback. Look competent those two interceptions last night. Those weren't even his fault necessarily it's possible that we may have over hyped Nick Mullins after facing the raiders that defenses like quarterback PD's, which isn't to say he was terrible last night. He was pretty solid. He missed a few throws. He hold onto the ball a little bit too long, but he's an undrafted quarterback. And that was his second game. Playing next to an undrafted running back throwing a bunch of late round receivers if I'm Niners fan, I'm thrilled with the offense. It's the defense which is loaded with a bunch of first round draft picks that's been disappointing. But Nick Mones I expect to see him a lot between now and the end of the season and the next year I expect to see him in Tampa Bay Jacksonville. The big Draymond green. And Kevin Durant where bickering on the bench last night, Shaun Livingston said it was team spirit and this team win so much is so bored by winning when they lose they have to have something that's a little bit combustible. So you get Draymond green. Who knows himself? Well, enough to say that when boogie cousins arrived there there was going to become flicked because Draymond green goes looking for motion conflict, and there he is voice of reason. Peacemaker boogie cousins dragging dream on green away from Kevin Durant. I love this though mean it shows that they care in the middle of the season. Is it a big deal? No, they didn't joy Steve Kerr saying after the game that Durant had to stay on a little longer despite being foul trouble. Because the words were quote a little short handed without Steph describing the warriors as being short handed when they got forbid they have to play with four superstars instead of five is like complaining about running out of champagne on a yacht. It's the old. First world problem. I will say this though, while they should still be able to win games without Steph. It's obvious that his absence does create some problems, mentally, right? Because he might not be the best player on the team. But he's obviously the emotional core. And one gets the sense that if he wasn't there you'd see little squabbles. Like this a little bit more often. Didn't mean a really try and do quote marks with tape on her hands while saying shorthanded with no sense of irony when she couldn't reach higher to make the quote marks where they should be which is a year round. You better be careful because Draymond got a quick move with his leg. You know? You can get you. You know, where you're going to jump. You know, where if you didn't know where the junk. How worried should seventy six to be about Marco FOX shouldn't trope. I am really concerned about the way my father pronounces that last name on television. This made me cringe last night. Philadelphia hands Miami, its third straight home laws and Marquel. Foltz guy that we have wondered whether he is short circuiting little bit with his shooting says he just slipped here may not says he just slipped, but I believe the worst. It's the one guy in the league who can't slip in that situation. Because not a lot of us have seen free throw that looks like that. So I was flying to Miami last night when I saw Foltz trending on Twitter in I instantly news something terrible at happen. It's like when you see an old person's name trending, and you assume who works, which is formerly Dirk analogy, but somehow not dark enough based on what I saw it was so bad that as soon as it happened. News broke that Marquel. Fullest, reportedly has not been working with his shooting coach for a while. Which basically. He means the shooting coach Saul this shot and wanted to distance himself from it as quickly as possible. Now, I don't know what it will take to fix Martell Foltz. But I imagine millions of people rubbernecking at him like a traffic accident is probably not helping it's one of the most vulnerable things you will ever see across sports. When a second basement forgets how to throw into first base a gopher gets the if you do not see this in basketball, but seeing a guy this mentally frail in front of a public that right now in social media's willing to mock, it makes you wonder what it does to his confidence because the free throw line is a place where you have time to think the other stuff is reflexive, I wanna cover my eyes. But I literally can't. Well, maybe he gets a little bit nervous. People are washing him. You know that won't be put on the G league when the greedy. Nobody wants to. NBA arenas. We're good. Do you feel badly for Nightline Peterman? You can make the argument then since the merger. There's never been a worst professional quarterback in the sport. Nobody who is paid for passes has the interception rate that this guy's got. If you look at the numbers Aaron Rodgers would have to throw on his next one thousand two hundred passes all interceptions to have the interception rate. That's two seasons full of every passive Aaron Rodgers being an interception to be as bad as this guy. You're allowed to laugh its worst in the history of the sport kinda bad for me. Nathan Peterman is sort of like the Marquel full shot of quarterbacks insofar as I'm kinda tired of making fun of him. It's not really funny anymore. And yes, he has been historically bad in deserves criticism. But the organization that put him in a position to fail over and over and over deserves far more scorn the same organization that Ben. Tyrod Taylor for him last year when the bills were making a playoff run the same organization that traded AJ McCarron before the season peterman's gone probably be back. But that organization is still in place. Think about what she's saying the bills made the playoffs for the first time in seventeen years last year their leadership decided that the quarterback who made them that kind of good should sit for Nathan Peterman. They had an ally though in two thousand seventeen you could go back and read the quotes, Jon Gruden was all in on this guy. Hugh Jackson, get a jump so quickly. Okay. In the division that birth the Rooney rule. You should be amazed that we have arrived in two thousand eighteen where it's the black guys who benefit from the old boys network. These guys go way back. So of course, Marvin Lewis would want his friend that inside if he's available because Marvin Lewis helped him a long time ago. And as an added bonus Cincinnati doesn't actually care about winning. They've proven by not paying anybody and just going in bare minimum that this is a business more than it is a competitive enterprise, that's how Marv Lewis Andy Dalton state employed without any playoff victories. So there are three possible explanations for this the normal brain take is that Jamie has wanted to bring his friend back into the full thing with Marvin Lewis, the big brain take is that defense in the NFL or so bad right now. That's not hey, let's bring in an offense guy, which actually not a terrible idea the galaxy brain take is that between now and the end of the season. Cincinnati is playing Cleveland twice. There is no one on earth. Who knows how to make the Browns lose like Hugh Jackson. He's done it for two and a half years. Why stop now a they beat their money. Hugh Jackson, get a job. You can get on there. That's I believe in you. Next highly questionable with maybe a fight. A you know, it was because of my daughter it was solely because my daughter got me into boxing. You know, she was born with spina bifida, and I was in college at the time and in listening to the doctors and all that it took the take care of child with spina bifida. I want to make no money in school myself. Stevie show's brought to you by charge. Three no yourself to improve yourself. Geico presents eyewitness interviews with inanimate objects. This is Belinda Collins live on the scene of a recent lightning storm here to describe the event a TV tray. I was watching football and holding a plate of Meatloaf win Cup. Bam a bolt of lightning slams into the apartment blowing out the TV and surround sound anything. You could have done to help my. I'm a foldable table not an electronic TV trae can help you in a lightning storm. But the co insurance agency can help you get covered for personal property damage. Go to Geico dot com to see how a Ford -able renter's insurance can be. Journey. No said, they may they the anti Semper. I Tyson fury pay per view. Let's check out this guy. He's a good talker. He does not like me to go. Get her out of here. Anywhere. Deontay before you got into boxing. You had some rough jobs. What was the worst of those jobs? The worst the worst of those jobs. I used to work for a Marseille's company that will different ports and stuff like that call three, and I think that was the worst job out of the ones that I had to pick up to support my daughter only for the simple fact that you know, I had to get on the Dali's and stuff like that in this facility at the time. You know, it was it was it was feel what we're polluted smoking. So you can have you can stand on one end of the bit and look down you see the environment polluted, and you know, on the dollars. You know, you had to the fort live. I was the fort live drive of. So I had to pick up the parts and stuff with cars. And I always have to rotate around rotate around, you know, and it was it was too much. You know, he's always making me sick. And in different things like that. So I had to get those about the that was about the only one. So what can you tell us about the days before fighting before you realize because you didn't. Fighting at the beginning. Right. Right, right. You know? I never look for trouble. Trouble always found me. You know? I was I was prone to fighting. You know, I wasn't no stranger to know fight. You know, I never shied away for no, no fight. But you'll correct. I've been like why? Because you know, it brought by Lee harm to people. I knew I was capable of doing even younger as you know, I've always was that that wild child that that you didn't want to mess with. So how many tests are you losing in your childhood? None, you know, there's a lot of people say on fifty and no. And I mean in the street wise and all this stuff. But you know, I can I can really say that, you know, undefeated, you know, in a positive in the negativism undefeated in a in a in a positive, I call it a negative since because you know, I wasn't getting no money for and it didn't it didn't benefit in my life. If anything it would it would have brought a lot of troubles my way with the positive, you know, I transferred transform that is almost like plan street back basketball and doing joining a tune, whether it's high school college, and you become organ, you play organized us while it was so the transformation to been a fighter and being able to help people to look up to me how people that I can motivate and come from the same place. I can't you know is a lift them to give them some type of direction. So I consider its positive. It's unusual that you would be this kind of undefeated this kind of brash. And I assume those things had. A lot of shaping you. Well, you know, it all plays a part. You know, anything you going your life? What is positive negative play support and in the fix your life? What made me a fight a, you know, it was because of my daughter it was solely because of my daughter got me into boxing. You know, she was born with spina bifida, and I was in college at the time and in listening to the doctors and all that it took the take care of child with spina bifida. I wanna to make no money at school. You know? So I had to stop and get a job, and that's all the multiples of jobs came about. Because I, you know, I told myself, I probably myself that I've never struggling like no matter how many jobs I had to to to get, you know, I've overcame all that, you know, a lot of stuff that I overcame, and I'm just glad to be here. But my daughter she was the true reason to it. I told her when she was one years old that I be a world champion not knowing that how would get there. What would be the plan on McGinn because boxing was new to me? I, you know, you're talking to a guy that even know about really about the Olympics. You know, I knew about Muhammad Ali and in just little stuff that they promoted about him. But I didn't really knew the two million about what what was the Olympics. And what was the purpose of it? How you got there, you know, being in June. We haven't a discussion in two thousand seven of how you make it to the lympics. But we knew one thing that we kept winning. We'll find out everything that we need to know. That's what we did. We kept winning. And here, I am big tough Deontay wilder. Everyone knows you are very good at what you do. And you your strong, man. But you go week when talking about fighting for your daughter, can you explain to us exactly how that came to be where you realize, oh, I've got to go earn this living for her with my hand. I mean, you know, is the saying that you don't know what love is until you have a child, you know, and engine that just that just the hammer on the nail right there. Because the love I have for my children is is ridiculous. I feel like I had them. I really feel like I have my shit. I feel like I'm the mother goose when it comes to my children. I don't play about when it comes to. You know, I feel that there be them being so young. I have the ability that we're still them whatever I want to and I chose to still in them love. I choose to still piece. I choose to steal in them to be able to love everyone, you know. And just love my kids is everything for me. Question broadcast from the land their hotel, south beach, Miami done to play the game, solemnly swear. Sub tuna good do you quest? You. Events question. Those hands. No you question if these these better prospect that my again that name is just so dangerous the front end the back end, please stop repeating. Let's check in with the pelicans. And the raptors last night the pelicans smoke, the raptors first home loss for the raptors Jada, and this Filipino basketball. Seconds ago. I said I was tired. I mean it went in right? Tough. What's tough? We had not letting song. Oh, wow. Lord. I didn't see that one. Having this. I wish that would be as I wish I had a proud father. Do you question? If these impressive pump return for a touchdown vision. Three football. Poppy had a big bet on this. This is a punt out of one of the end zones and a punt return for a touchdown. Is it valid? Snap and not very far. Oh, wait a minute. I have never seen that before hunter safety is. No that's a touchdown. Isn't it? He does -able the end zone. Touchdown punter safety. Hips, hit something I think it just spun back. It was just incompetence. That's it Mark that on a box score. Thought that you were supposed to be the football. She's got a podcast with their dog. Paul expertise the podcast. Today. Do you question? If these motorcycle legally driving, the car pool lane, I really don't feel like any show in the history of ESPN has covered motorcycles or carpool lanes better than this one. Ed, let's check out this motorcycle here. Is there? Maine is a sucker for God. Drive. The car cargo away. Those are good boys. Right there. Delays. Do. I question of. I mean, they could use helmets. 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The QB Factory #12: Nick Mullens, the Best 49ers QB?

Bleeding Green Nation

28:17 min | 7 months ago

The QB Factory #12: Nick Mullens, the Best 49ers QB?

"Hey there podcast pals I'm John Stolnis, the host of the Phillies pod hidden season. One of the shows that make up the good fight podcast family from espy nation. Look the baseball season is one hundred and sixty two games long and there's no way you can watch all those games. So make sure to check out my podcast twice a week for all the fills goodness. You could ever want and make sure to check out our other podcasts including the award winning dirty inning with Justin clue and Trevor strunk and continued success with Justin and Laze Rozier. On Apple podcasts or your favorite podcast APP. You are in side Qb factory where magical development does make dreams come through I. Am your host Michael This of course, brought to you by SP nation and bleeding nation, and joining me as always to break down some Carson Wentz Jay and the upcoming enemy opponent. He is qb wine in our hearts in our minds. Is Mark. Scofield, follow him on twitter at Mark's go filled all of his work over at pads pulpit touchdown wire, all that good stuff mark. How you doing brother Mike deserve magical development dust has it done anything I feel like our magical development has actually ruined more things that it's helped at this point I think a a serious wind picked up and then that carried that dust all the way out west and is just sprinkling showering over Nick mullins with maybe that is what it ain't in. Of A lot. I could probably use Benavente on Tuesday night, but I'm not GonNa go there because I don't want to be reminded of event on Tuesday night but I do start with a historical records and those of us that have been with Mike and I for a long time probably know that Mike and I are our friendship was forged on the battlefield of for Don years ago battlefield one and I feel it's appropriate to return to the battle for done here and for those who aren't quite aware of this battle from world. War. One this was one of the longest bloodiest and most ferocious battles, not just of World War One but like period this one. From February of Nineteen sixteen to December. It was like basically a year of just horror French casualties somewhere around four hundred thousand. German. Somewhere around three hundred, fifty thousand estimates somewhere neighborhood of three hundred thousand people killed the whole German idea of this offensive was to just win a war of attrition just like where down the French, literally bleed them out and just make them surrender. Now, it didn't quite work that way is that the French actually sort of held their own that a massive counter-offensive which retook some four that they had lost along the line and it's now sort of a bit of French heroism and perhaps definitive work on Don is the price of glory by. Horn and I want to just read from how this book ends and I think it's appropriate and ads like this a few years ago a colonel in the new German lift. Wafa told the author how he had traveled from Germany to attend a NATO meeting in Paris and had taken the route through and here's the German colonel. Now on the hills outside the city I was held up by roadworks. A bulldozer was at work, cut it a new road and as its blade and told the earth out tumbled German steel helmets of the first war. It was a strange sensation here. I was a German officer on my way to sit sitting conference with our French allies I could hardly believe. that. All this had happened only forty four years ago even just within our lifetime it was more like watching archaeologist dig up the very distant past now, his horn to close out the book, the folly, the waste and the stupendous cards of the men who fought it for Dundee seemed to belong to an age thousand years moved from our own the world, the Falcons, Hainan of level of the murderous rivalry between the goal and the two on Superman to have disappeared in the midst of ancient history. How much longer will the go silver don continued to torment France? When will they be exercised? When will be the last of the old Warriors Garden Dormont and its members have moved onto their Valhalla. Ole France have to wait until the Erie farce on the more home mature know whom down and farms and happy villages once again, populated dead slopes. So Mike, you have a battle, a horrific battle that ends almost in a sense at a stale maiden leaves the author of the definitive work with more questions than answers, and so I turn to you mike after a ties between the Eagles and the Bengals as you. We also have more questions than answers. Oh absolutely and look I coming into that game. I just said just just went it doesn't have to be pretty just win. And they couldn't they couldn't even do that against the bengals and it really did feel like I dunno I I feel like Verdone was more at least I don't want to say exciting in a positive way but there was a lot more action than what I saw from the Eagles I was bored out of my mind during that game and I'm bored with. This offense and we're GONNA get into it. So it every week like we do here on the QB factory, we're GONNA hit up our Carson Wentz performance review of that game, the Bengals, and there were also going to look ahead to the upcoming enemy opponent. In this case, we know that that Jimmy is trying to come back in and he might not come back and. Whatever what we're GONNA do is we're GONNA. Talk About Nick, mullins today and if Jimmy G. ends up getting the green light, all either rows mark out of bed at like two am to record a fifteen minute spot on him or cover it on quick jam. We'll talk about Jimmy. In some way if he does come back but right now I wanNA talk about nick. mullins because I I, think he's the more fascinating player quarterback in that offense. But I, of course, as every week, we start off with our Carson Wentz performance review against the bengals and we'll dive right in man like I play the game. They badly wanted a shot to Sean Jackson to inject some life into this offense he stumbled on his move I think without. That that they actually connect your for big game but after that no more deep shots for the game, only two completions on throws over ten yards in the air. It's dinky. Doug offenses same thing. We saw last year on the season scoring drives for the eagles take an average of nine point two plays. That's the fourth highest in the League and it's the field goal. Drives were they're moving the ball and they cross into the forty and eight. That's where they start to bog down there below average and red zone efficiency. They're just stuck in mud and it's frustrating to watch and mark when you don't have the deep shots either because they aren't hitting or because they aren't there, you need the team to execute consistently to move the chains. And you especially need your quarterback to be accurate and decisive to keep you ahead of chains and that hasn't been the case for Carson Wentz Week to week his PF adjust to completion percentage has ranked twenty seventh twenty, nine, twenty fifth. He's been the negative with next Gen's expected completion percentage for three weeks running. So you've got a horizontal plotting all fence and an inaccurate. quarterback I don't even know if I if I have a question per se marketing this is just kind of fencing at this point because it's so doggone boring to watch. Yeah and I'm so glad you started with both that shot play off the top and the deep stuff because from what I charted this game out on throws of over ten yards in the air. Okay. I had once three of thirteen I had them with two explosive plays I looked this up an EPA of minus zero point one two on those throws or and they used motion on just three of these. If you've listened to be if you've listened to this show, you know you and I've talked about the importance of motion and what it does for quarterback interestingly enough on perhaps one of the two explosive plays they had the whole shot touchdown to Greg Ward, before halftime they used motion on it. And what was interesting about it in both examples, you thought pre-snap you were getting man coverage and then they rotated it's his own which tells you. Whence is fine between the ears right now it's the execution physically and it comes back to that left foot at. If you WANNA look this stuff up second quarter four, fifty, nine seconds and nine it's a middle read seem type throw to the tight end against a cover floor middle of the field open look he crosses the safeties, face it the read in the throw you WanNa make and his left foot is a mess it is. Again perpendicular to the target first and ten overtime seven, fifty, two, mark play action play left foot. It's a mess again perpendicular to the target point. The mechanics are an issue now and they've been an issue for a while and when have to become this Kloden horizontal offense because you're not hitting shot plays downfield. You have to be precise in accurate and there's almost no margin for error if you have to execute tend to thirteen play drives. That's what defense is want you to do because they know eventually you might make a mistake at what you can't step right? Like most high school quarterbacks know how to do. You're going to have a problem doing that. So you mentioned a bit you know in between the ears and the mental game but I did see some instances and you're right on those right those are. The positive throws and we will talk about those. But the interception on the first drive of the game it's affiliate staple one that typically goes well for them and I was shocked to see once read this thing so poorly or not read it at all I mean it's Mesh sit wheel they run this thing multiple times a game since got to fill. Back, in two thousand sixteen. I will say that teams are doing a better job lately of capping that running back wheel with a defensive back as opposed to putting their linebacker in a bind trying to dart out to the flat trying to decide if he goes under the picker over the pick in that's what says he does here. But that the triangle read in the middle of the field, the too shallow crosses the sit over top of them it yeah it's well covered up. But when tasked to see that, Logan Wilson is underneath because even if it's not tip like Wilson is all over this thing like when you see the basics devolve to this point, the easy plays that you take for. Granted like the what does that tell you about where Wentz is mentally right now I mean you sort of wonder if he is pressing, you do sort of wonder if he's feeling sort of pressure on the field and off and look, we talked about that interception Mike wanted happened I mean it's not like you said it's not the most difficult concept to read. It's something that most quarterbacks that are playing on Friday night this week know how to read it's it's Mesh set right and so old the fact that he would see that and he would fail to see the underneath defender Let's look at right ato I mean it's not a situation where this guy is like. Hidden in any way or obstructed by the real concept. Again, it's not a concept that he's never read before. This is a rookie linebacker from Wyoming reading your quarterbacks is getting under the seat route it zone coverage I understood why on zone coverage you go to the That's what you're so post to do. What you have to at least understand that this guy is there and do somethin' to move them. If you don't, it doesn't make sense and Oh, by the way, here's something else to think about it's Mesh sit wheel. You've got that wheel route now, and if it's zone coverage, there's an opportunity to at least peak that. Doesn't that routes like that's an even leave in situation that route is potentially their form in instead he throws into a rookie linebacker who just has to make the easiest interception of his life, and this is a guy that played a wyoming. And he practiced against Josh Allen. I think saw I mean this was the easiest such. That's all I'm saying, that's all I'm saying my idea for a quick jam in the future is that you've got I wanna I wanna record something that is centered around the theme of enjoying what's actually good with the eagles like me Jackson are Darius slay guys that are actually playing really well. And it's a short list but in this spirit of looking at the positives you what's there for once and shutout to friend Duffy and Greg Cosell mark blue to it as well. They had a breakdown of the cover to disguise that when STI- ignored on the touchdown to Greg Ward. So I thought that was a real positive but mark when you watched Wentz, like, what are the positives? In this game but also like overall like what do we have to feel good about this guy he had one throw in overtime that I thought was fantastic was second six, four fifty to mark. This is I wrote in my notes when I was breaking down like this is the this is the one you wanna see from what's because they've got trips to the left why ISOS. Situation to the right it's talk concept three slants he that's where he opens like he opened to that side of the field wants to read that concept I it's not there at. So he comes off of it. He reads the sort of why smash situation against a zone coverage look at he has to drop in a throw over the top of the underneath defender do it with. Touch with time and do with placement, and also do it with the sort of clock running down and play clock in the back of his mind and you're doing it in overtime. When you need to make a big play that was like I said I wrote down this is the one. This is the read the thrilled the reset and the footwork, the pocket footwork work like everything. Sort of comes together for him on this play and you just wonder where is it the rest of the time like her if you've got up look at the end zone angle of this okay. Because you see him open to his left reset work through his reads pump wants reset the feed and the left forties actually pointed to where it needs to be. It's like this is it. If you're Doug Peterson. If you're press Taylor, you clip this play email to them. Yeah. Slotted into his DM's like your texted to him at all hours of the day and say, look, this is who you are as a quarterback like this. Is it man like you this like it like it's the Lebron James Pointing to something. What it is like this is the quarterback that he can be at times and he's I, think you still can. It's just he's not doing this. Anywhere near the consistency that he needs to, and this is a nice re too because they come out it's like a two high shelves middle of the Field Open they rotates middle of the field closed after the snap and went to able to process that understand that he's going to have you know Erz one on one on the on ice. Oh, on the back side. So I mean Nice throw and hopefully hopefully, we can see more of that against the against the forty niners coming up a speaking of the I'm so tartus talking about this team brother, i. Bliss just move on we'll move on to. Rename the show mullins back or the Shanahan factory of those. We're GONNA talk about the best quarterback on the before niners roster it a second it would take. All right. So we're going to talk about what mark thinks is the best quarterback or the forty niners roster I duNno. If I disagree that's coming up next year on the QB. Factory. Baseball truly it is awful I'm phillies writer Justin Clue. Join me every week along with John Stolnis. Liz Rozier and Dr Trevor Strunk. 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We're back here on the QB factory episode twelve espionage and bleeding green nation bringing it to you, Michael Kissed here with Mark Scofield quarterback one in our hearts and our minds. So we are we drudge through our weekly. Carson Wentz Performance Review on Yeah Verdun style. Hopefully, the next one is a is a lot more cheery Let's let's talk about what's going on with the forty niners. So again, we are not sure of Jimmy G. is going to play this game they're gonNA. Try We don't know or right right now I think nick mullins is going to be the starter if. It ends up being Jimmy G.. Will record something you know or I'll record something about that later on. But I WANNA talk about Nick mullins here and look the banged up forty niners in and the eagles should look at their injury. Let's look at what the forty niners got going on and understand for diners rebel to beat up on the hapless new giants thirty six to nine. Right showing that you can play good football against bad teams with Iraq of injuries and they did it with their backup quarterback Nick Mullins who how hand is quite fond of in my opinion is the. Type of backup that you love to have when you need them for a stretch, a guy that can get you through some games and racked up a couple of wins. If things are right around him on the day, he was twenty, five, thirty, three, hundred, forty, three yards, nine point, five yards per attempt one touchdown passer rating of one Oh eight point nine as I was going through his throws mark I? I just got the feeling that Shanahan was just running the office like they normally would and they weren't afraid to push the ball. I mentioned Wentz only having two completions beyond. Ten air yards in a in the air you you had for three mullins at ten plus yards nine for fourteen, hundred, fifty, three yards, and even win they threw its short. The forty niners gave him a good deal of Yak to to really boost up that offense and they spread the ball around to a did you see the same thing in terms of how the offense function and how mullins functioned within the offense? Absolutely. Absolutely, and let's be clear. You know me I'm not known for drop in heartaches or takes period I'm like Miss Luke to cold when it comes to this But I'm there with Nick Mullins I. DO think that he's a better quarterback between Emma Jimmy G. Right now I and this is something that almost predates this season. I remember like two years ago right over pats pulpit that mullins should be their target for a post, Tom Brady world like this is the guy like you watch him. Anticipation manipulation all the little things. Now, those are the veins of lead me to believe that Brett? Repin quarterback four in last year traff class it. So maybe I'm not the guy to listen to but molly checks a lot of the boxes that used to matter at the position all those little small things and when you see this game against the giants. It should hands offense like they haven't changed anything. They had said look bad. You're our backups or just GONNA, run slant flat eleven times because you know that's all we can call their run the same stuff they're running league run vertical concepts. They're letting them challenge downfield. You know he's taking those shots if he can. If not check at down, he's making smart decisions the football. Yes he's efficient what he pushes it downfield like you pointed out seven of nine in this game not once numbers. Obviously it's so look I think this is a kid that can play the position and obviously Shanahan has a certain type at quarterback like Jimmy Garoppolo heated CJ beathard in the third round now nick mullins like he wants guys that are smart. With the football, make quick decisions with football and that are accurate and he'll fill in the rest schematically. That's what he hasn't mullets like this kid is good and that's why the forty niners turned down. Every single trait offered that they got for him this last off season they really do love this cat even though they have what they think is a franchise. quarterback on a on a big contract now so they definitely have faith in him to run run the offense, and like this is going to sound crazy but I think it's easy to undersell mullins if you're not too familiar with them, the guy is definitely function I I think my question now is mark like what rattles mullins where can you get him? What are his weaknesses? What can the Eagles due to him? What does it look like when he has a bad game? Does that happen while I mean I think like with most quarterbacks it starts with pressure like if you could get quick interior pressure on him, which again is like the old cliche thin. That's one situation that does rattle them his arm is. Sufficient, it's not great. You put those two things together that screams to me, rex Ryan versus Tom Brady. That's to me you show him some different looks up front. You try to get pressure on you use sometimes those radar lime and we've seen teams usually you don't know who's common who's going. We saw that Monday night from the Ravens a couple of times against. that it worked early but you've gotta play sixty minutes against that cat like so you try to get pressure on him and then you take away underneath throwing lanes you force everything to the boundary if he's going to be hitting fifteen yards twenty yard out route against you and wins that way like fine. Tip your hat to him. Calm your daddy move on with. Your Life. But if you let him hit the underneath stuff if you let him seem comfortable in the pocket and he throws, it wants to hit while then that's on you like you've got to take away that stuff. I, rattle a bit move them off of his spot and force them to hit shot plays or routes on the outside deeper than say five or Ten yards downfield. That's what you've gotTa do against that your best shot and you look at the way, the forty niners are built near getting back towards kiddle. They're probably getting back. deebo Samuel. They have Brandon I. They have all these big guys. If you let him throw short going to take that all day and they're just gonNA blow up his stats after the catch. What they're gonNA do in the Eagles are. A prime example that was his first start. If I'm not mistaken was against the raiders a couple years ago would Garoppolo hurt and benched battered and one of his biggest plays in that game I believe it was a Monday night or Thursday hundred. I think it was the third dinner I don't think it was just a simple slant route to George kill. And it was one of those moments where he was backside, he was actually frontside of three by two WHO's empty formation and knows quarterback that middle linebacker in the rat is going to open to the number three guy he's gonNA open to says so he's opened in his hips to kiddle, but that's what he wants to go the football. So what does he do takes a snap stairs to the right that linebacker does what you don't want to do if you're the defensive coordinator says, Oh, well, he's clearly throw that way. So I'm good with nor all the stuff I'm supposed to do and look this way. And that's when it snaps. His is back just throw a simple slant route or what is Kitty do house a seventy six yarder like he'll do it at like if you're going to give him that he'll do it. So you play inside leverage you could trick throw in Lange your you know one cross and all those kinds of concepts where you're nailing down on those cross route. You take that stuff away you play inside leverage you force everything into the boundary and you make him throw those twenty yard out routes. That's what you do to be got. Let's. Let's throw some stats. We could talk about the play action attack for the San Francisco Forty niners Nick mullins was fourth in play. Action Frequency in week three, he went ten for sixteen, hundred, thirty, seven yards and one touchdown on the season. The Eagles defense against play action combining these three quarterbacks that they've played they've allowed thirty or forty one. That's a seventy three percent completion percentage three, hundred, sixty, four, yards, four touchdowns, zero interceptions, and a one, hundred, and thirty. Two point six passer rating. It's been a big bugaboo for the Eagles specially with Jim Schwartz linebacker. So fast a flow you know nate Gary is GonNa be a target for Kyle Shanahan. We've seen him go after linebackers week after week after week and make them look stupid mark what what do you expect this play action attack from the forty niners I mean. It just said it I've. Shed ahead our good friend Stephen Rees has that Shanahan Hamby or he's got about the microscope identifies a player that he's GonNa Destroy. If he hasn't posted the Gary One, you will comment like it's like look at seconded six first-quarter five, forty, eight mark under center play action linebacker sells out against the run. Now, this might have been a blitz but still get the back sell out and he hits read on the Cross referred easy game like that's where he wants to be like that's. What they wanted to play action attack linebackers attack a week, lank an give him these easy throws your another example but second eleven this is second quarter twelve, fifty, one play action play play action all has to do is throw the simple check down route because you get that linebacker spinning its dual play action read he's down the line of scrimmage and then Sunday he bails he's running around like a chicken with his head cut off like that video you posted earlier this week. And then the running back is wide open front of them and the poor linebackers twirling around like that's what's going to happen. That's what come common both the Ruis mean and these plans in place. So mark, if you have to pick a winner in this one, I wanna make you go you know like all out on a on a on a ledge with this thing but you got the eagles? Right. abbvie. You oddest man look fan confidence. It's fan competence as low as a confidence is low ivy. I look I. Think if you're buying the eagles this week, you're buying the whole cornered animal back against the wall momentum is real like you're buying into that like that's what you're thinking, right? Yeah. But where is this game Mike? That's Zafran a re comfortable about a trip west. In this scenario, I look at my heart is telling me Philadelphia finds a way to get this done. Every other part of my body included my head is telling me now. I just it's just a tough match-up. They're getting guys back. What Shanahan wants to do this offense is struggling once can't figure out his left foot now maybe if they staple that clip, we talked about earlier to his forehead maybe figures it out in time. But. The clock is ticking and this matchup is you know you would think it would be better for the kids of how banged up the forty niners are you know the pass rush from the forty niners goes from an elite squad to something around mid tier after all their injuries. But at the same time I mean, you couldn't do it against the bengals they could. They couldn't really look like a real boy against the bengals. So I, I don't have a lot a lot hope for this. I apologize gentle listener for be negative but like that's where we're at right now that's that's it is what it is. We're talking about a team that. We said this last week right We said if they can't beat Cincy mad were in trouble. Now. They didn't lose. They got that gold for which is nice but they didn't win either. And you not kill borough around making that kid look like you know he's rocky at the start of the fight against Drago they didn't lose borrow came back fought off. So saying is this is another must tie game. must tie up his work. You like you like you said, they're going to win the division with an O. Two fourteen record. And it's GONNA be fantastic. Give me the most twenty twenty seven that has ever happened I the that's the best. No except for perhaps. jalen hurts hidden. Hakim Butler from a tight end alignment against Tampa to coverage on a middleweight concept to tie yet fourteenth game like that's how twenty twenty s like that happens and we all just explode from the takes like I'm convinced that's how it gets. So we look forward to this one now cover it for your next week as well. But for now or just GonNa go and mark any last words for the dental listeners pray for us. Hey there podcast Powell's I'm John Stolnis. The host of the PHILLIES pod hidden season. One of the shows that make up the good fight podcast family from espy nation look baseball season is one hundred and sixty two games long, and there's no way you can watch all those games. So make sure to check out my podcast twice a week for all the fills goodness. You could ever want make sure to check out our other great podcasts including the award winning the dirty inning with just inclu and Trevor Struck and continued success with Justin analyst. 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