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"Going to, you know, they trade no snaggle or then devonte Parker who we know is injury. History gets hurt week one. We're all going to be talking about the Aguilar Aguilar Aguilar. So I think they're going to stick with that group. Again, I think it's also a thing where it's early, right? And I agree with you, Parker does need the reps. I still think those for you need four good receivers to get through a season. And they have those for. Like, do you kill Harry's out of this right? I think Christian wilkerson as high as I was on him last year, like maybe he makes a team as a special teams guy. I don't think he's really a major factor at wide receiver, trade Nixon would have been cool, but we'll see what he does in camp, but it feels like he's got a long way to go. Yeah, so I think they stick with those four guys. Unless, again, like you said, Thornton starts really coming on strong here. And then it kind of becomes what happened last year with Sony Michelle and mongering Stevenson where we're madre had such a good camp. They had to get him on the field. It made Sony Michelle expendable. They moved him on the last year of his deal. Like to me, that's what has to happen for them to move on from Aguilar's Thornton has to have that kind of summer. It's really tough to see them move on from Aguilar in less Thornton is really coming on because you can not count on Devante Parker for it to play the entire season. Can't count on him and I think the worst part of the Devante Parker experience speaking to some people down in Miami reporters, especially down in Miami is he always comes out of the gate hot. He's always starts the season really strong and the only year, of course, as we all remember in 2019 is the only where he actually ended on a high note as well. With that game against Stephon Gilmore and the season finale, but for the most part what Devante Parker, he's great in September. He's a great September player and then a hamstring or an ankle or something usually the hamstring pops up on the injury report and then he's inconsistent throughout the rest of the year. They need to have a reliable backup plan for Devante Parker and if taekwon Thornton's already, then Nelson Aguilar is going to be that guy..
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"You needed to see how he played out to evaluate that, right? I don't think it would ever get to the point between Mac and zappy of zappy was good where you'd get kind of that however you want to describe it. Negative relationship. Competitive tension. I think competitive tension is good. I think it's when it becomes personal. Yeah. Neither one of them strike me as that kind of guy. I think the circumstance is different just because zappy garpo was drafted to replace Brady. Max what, 24, like that's not part of the Mac even made a point of saying last week. And I thought this was very interesting. He said he is happy to mentor zappy. However he can and I thought it was very, very interesting. He used the word mentor because that's the word that Ryan Tannehill used right when talking about Malik Willis and saying, it's not my job to mentor him. If Mac, who is, I don't want to say he's not the stature of Ryan Tannehill, but Ryan, he's more embedded. He's more embedded in New England than Tannehill is in Tennessee, right? Yes. But he's younger, he's not as decorated as an NFL quarterback at this point. I think he'll certainly get there in past tenniel, but he's not right now. It's been one year he's never won a playoff game. If he can say, he will mentor zappy, who also, by the way, is very stylistically similar, which a lot of quarterbacks would see as a threat. That tells me that he kind of understands what's going on here. Now, to go back to the original question, what does it mean if Bailey's happy is good? You kind of hit on it. Assuming max stays healthy, and he clicks and you're going to give him a second contract. Although him being good part of it is, Mac might not stay healthy. And you can keep your season alive. How many of these teams a quarterback goes down, they have a promising playoff roster, but the quarterback goes got down at derails everything. Sure. 2016, Jimmy G Jacobi had carry them to his book. And look,.
"ota m." Discussed on Patriots Beat
"You need out of a guy like Peyton Pritchard. Celtics, right now we're high on them. We'll come back on Thursday after they play tomorrow night and if they lose game 5, we'll be back in the dumps with the Celtics, but right now they look good. And that's all that you can hope for there. How about your Red Sox, Alex? You come on the podcast, the last couple of weeks we've done the Boston sports minute a lot. Obviously in the off season here. And you've been ripping the Red Sox a new one and very rightfully so. Playing some good baseball now, right? They're coming back. What do you think? Are you buying it? Are you all in yet? Well, you know, this is what this team was supposed to be, right? Nobody was looking for the pitching to come out and have the pitching staff that four or 5 say young candidates. The idea was they were just going to outscore everybody else. And now you got Trevor story hitting franchise court arrow hit it like they finally made a switch at first base. I'll be honest. I didn't think it was going to be francie. I don't think anybody thought it was going to be French. But he's hitting, had the Grand Slam the other night. If they're going to hit like this, they'll win games. Now the question is, did they take themselves too deep of a hole? The Yankees were rolling there early on. Tampa's still a good team. Toronto's got that advantage where they're just going to be unreal at home, but I buy it in the sense that I think this iteration of the Red Sox is the real Red Sox. I think they're going to win some 8 four games. They're going to lose some 9, 8 games, and that's kind of who they're going to be, but it's not like basketball, where ten teams get in. You know, you got to really earn it. And I know that there's more spots now, but there's still not a ton. I think there's a good chance they make this thing close late and we're all kicking ourselves in September just, man, if they could have started better, what could have been? Yeah. It's great to see Trevor's story start hitting the E looks tailor made for Fenway like we all thought he would all of a sudden, right? Like that guy. It's 5 home runs in his series. You know, you see the swing. You see the upper cut over the monster. You love to see that. I've been hard on frenchie. You texted me. You're like, your boyfriend, she's getting better. He's a player now, right? Like he can actually hit, seems like he's gotten rid of as many swing and misses is what we saw from France. The first time around when he was in the majors for the Red Sox. If he becomes even a serviceable first baseman and hit her for the socks, that's such a big upgrade for them at that spot. So that's good to see. One thing that I'm still just not entirely understanding and maybe you can help explain this to me ops is that why is Garrett whitlock not in the bullpen because how many games do they probably win that they've lost in I think they lead the majors and blown saves, right? I think that's the statistic it's like 6 blown saves in the 9th inning or later or something like that..
"ota m." Discussed on Patriots Beat
"You mentioned the wide receivers. We'll get to those in a second. We got to talk about Mac. We were 30 minutes into the show and we haven't talked about slimmed down Mac Jones. So we have a nickname for skinny Mac, you know, we got a clever pun there or something like that. I can't come up with one off the top of my head. But he said that he cut down the body fats. It only looked like it, you know, just standing ten feet away from him or whatever during his press conference yesterday. Cut down the body fat, worked a lot with his mechanics and things like that, worked with Tom house a little bit. He did confirm that. I wouldn't necessarily go out there and have some grand proclamations of how Mac Jones looked based off of one practice in May, but the reports that he attacked the off season. It seems like that was a pretty legitimate based off of what we saw yesterday and heard yesterday as well. Yeah, and he said, you know, he lost the body fat, which he wanted to do. And now he wants to bulk up, which I think is a good call, talked about being able to absorb hits, which is obviously important. This was a big thing for him. It's a big thing for any player going into the second year in the NFL. You miss out on some of the off season program as a rookie, you don't come in until late April, early May, and even then you don't, you're doing rookie stuff. You're not necessarily doing the typical off season program. There's rookie mini camp, which is separate when other guys are doing more weight training and stuff like that. So in general, you look at second year players, it has their body filling out, how do they look physically or they're making that jump with the full off season in an NFL program. So that was a big box for Mac to check. He's got to slim down the slimmed down part down. We'll see how much he bolts up here, but yeah, he seems like he's on track in that regard. Yeah, I'd like to hear from Kendrick Bourne that he lost the stomach, right? That's what you want to hear. That was one of the things that you heard from people like Michael Lombardi after they drafted him that they were going to have to get him in the weight room. They're going to have to get him in better shape moving forward. It seems like he's dedicated to his craft at this point, right? And really working on those types of things. You love to hear stuff about him working on nutrition, not just working on it in terms of practicing it, but also learning about it, right? Nutrition, sleep patterns, like all that kind of stuff. If you're going to be a star quarterback in this league, then you have to really dedicate yourself year round to taking care of your body. And getting yourself in shape and staying in shape, you know, it's a TB 12 method, right?.
"ota m." Discussed on Patriots Beat
"Trying to think of the year this would be an example. I might end up mixing years here, but you know, if you have one look and you run it with Philip d'or set, Brandon cooks, James White, Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman, that's a lot different than if you run it with I'm definitely mixing gear here, like Brandon Lopez, like the point is they would have different receivers in different packages, tight ends that all have different skill sets. So if you run a play with all speed guys and then you run the same play with guys who win more with like size, right and route running, you have to defend those two things differently, even though they're the same play. When I look at the team, they've built now, right? Where you have taekwon Thornton and Nelson Aguilar who are burners. And then you have devonte Parker, who's just a bully, right? Jacoby Myers a route runner. Kendrick Bourne's kind of a Jack of all trades kind of got like, if you run the same play, let's say you go, Parker, born, Myers in the slot, right? And then run the same play with Aguilar Thornton and born in the slot. And at tight end too, let's say one way you do it with hunter Henry, the other one you do what John Smith on paper can look like the exact same play, the X and O's, this and that, whatever, right? You're asking the defense to do two completely different things to defend you. I don't want to see them get away from that core concept because I think this team has been built very well this year you talked about it having off the top of the show. The depth and the variation, not just the depth, but the variation they have had past catcher. They have a bunch of guys who do all do very different things. I think they can really play to that this year. I just don't, you know, I don't want to see him go away from it. Because I think the last couple of years, they even had that. They had a lot of guys who either all did the same thing or didn't really do anything. And it's going to be fascinating to me because what you're describing is obviously the Patriots offense over the last 20 plus years. And I think what I saw yesterday was an offense that was trying to simplify things, right? They were running post cross. They're running, you know, post corner cross, right? Like they're running these simpler route combinations and what bootlegs and I feel like what they're trying to do and a lot of ways is simplify it and not just because they need to.
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"And maybe it's maybe it is Brian Hoyer and then that makes it a little easier to swallow, but it concerns me that they don't have a true dedicated quarterbacks coach. The rest of it, I think, is overblown. The rest of it. I don't care about wake me up when, you know, we have the answer when they release the coaching staff, which I think normally comes right before training camp, right? I think that outside of the quarterback coach, I think it's all overblown. That's really the only one that I actually think is worth discussing. It has significant consequence to. Yeah, I think judges your quarterbacks coach. I think Bill is also quarterbacks coach in some way, shape or form. We've heard about Brady in his documentaries talking about those Tuesday meetings with Bill and how he breaks things down. To me, I think I said this last week when we were on this topic, having anybody but judge call the plays. If you're gonna have attached to Mac Jones hip, like he was at practice yesterday. And you're gonna have him be the quarterbacks coach for all intents and purposes. And then you're gonna have somebody else call the plays. To me, that's where the disconnect could come, right? That's where the loss of translation could happen is if the offensive line coach is in meeting rooms with the offensive lineman, nowhere near Mac Jones and all of a sudden he's dropping in on Sundays and he's calling the plays, right? That's where I think that there could be some confusion. So if it's me, at this point, if this is gonna be judge's role and judge is gonna be working as closely with Mac Jones as it appears, then unless Belichick himself is gonna call the offense, then judges the easy candidate, right? Like he's the one that should be doing it. I don't know how that makes me feel that he's doing it, but he should be the one that should be doing it because him and Mack will be speaking the same language, right? Him and Mac will be on the same page. They'll go through progressions. They'll go through game plan. They'll go through all these different types of things throughout the week. It makes the most sense to have him be the play caller. If that's the role that he's going to take on and essentially be the quarterbacks coach, whether they're going to name it by title or not. That's what he's doing, right? That's the role that he is serving on this staff right now based off of what we saw yesterday. Yeah, sorry, you cut out there for a second. Yeah, it's more about the day to today, even the hour to hour. Of it and Joe judge is going to have other responsibilities like I said, this even last year with Josh McDaniels and they spent a ton of time together, but obviously make Daniel said other things is the full and offense coordinator..
"ota m." Discussed on Patriots Beat
"Bet online where the game starts. All right, let's talk about the coaching staff 'cause we gotta talk about the coaching staff for a few minutes. We did see the Patriots offensive coaches at work. We did see Bill Belichick be as hands on with offense and I have ever seen him in my time on the beat, which granted isn't as long as some others, but this is a training cam number four or off season number four for me. And I've never seen Bill in the huddle with a play sheet barking orders on the offense. He certainly would make corrections, right after the fact, play runs, he steps in and says, oh, we got to do this better. We got to do that a little bit differently. But in terms of actually orchestrating the offense, that's as hands on in the practices they have ever seen him. Joe judge clearly, to me, is the quarterbacks coach, right? He's standing behind the quarterbacks with the quarterbacks working with them in the positional drills. There was maybe some lines there where it was a little bit unclear whether it was Bill calling the plays in or judge calling the plays in map Patricia, sort of getting involved a little bit with some of that as well. But it was a little bit unknown. I would say that the one thing that maybe concerned me just a little bit, it was there's a lot of voices right now, right? And it does seem a little bit like, you know, you take the torch for now, Bill, then now we're going to pass it to judge. Now I'm going to pass it to Patricia at some point they do have to narrow it down, I think, to one voice as a main play caller, but I'm still not coming. I would just say, I think they should. You're right. I think they should narrow it down to one voice, but we say that all year last year for defense, and that never happened. So whether they should and whether they will, I think, are two different conversations. So I think that we're headed in the same direction as the defense ultimately. I think judge will call the plays. And I think map Patricia will handle substitutions and personnel groupings and things like that. And that's exactly how they run things with Steve Belichick and jerod Mayo. Steve Belichick has the play sheet, jerod Mayo handles the sideline, and that's how they go about running the play calling responsibilities on the defensive side of the football, those two guys also come together with the rest of the defense of stat staff and of course Belichick himself and put together the game plan on defense every single week. So I think you're looking at judge being the Steve of the offense, Patricia being the draw Mayo of the offense and then Bill being Bill. Right, where he comes in and he puts his stamp of approval on everything. I don't know if my opinion on it has changed. Like, I don't think that there's really much to glean that is now has me saying, oh, I absolutely hated her. I absolutely love it. We're both been kind of like, well, we'll wait and see on the whole thing. But what were your thoughts just in general about how it all shook out? And we can even get into Belichick's comments before practice as well, where he was deflecting. Like classic Belichick deflecting pretty much every question about the play calling situation. I mean, I thought it was great..
"ota m." Discussed on Patriots Beat
"He's ready to take on that big of a role or will take on that big of a role is something that remains to be seen that will work out in August and September, but in terms of his developmental track, right? Like where he is in his development, the fact that they're trusting him to be out there with the starting group at times already is a really good indication that he's picking up the playbook. He's doing his homework. He's impressing the coaching staff, whether it's in the classroom, or it's out on the practice field. He's done enough to be earning those reps, which in May for a rookie that's been on the team for less than a month. That's a great sign. That's a great sign. And that's especially when most of the rookies yesterday were pretty much non participants. Right. Him and Cole strange were the two guys that actually participated in practice. At a full tilt. Relative full tilt compared to what everybody else was doing. Yeah, right. But I'm just saying the other guys Pierre strong taekwon Thornton. I've listed them as non participants. I know a lot of people that listen to them as limited. They went through positional drills at the beginning of practice and then I did nothing else, right? So those guys were really, really limited, it was nice to see Jack Jones already in the mix. Like, that's exactly where you want them to be at at this stage. Probably ahead of schedule, honestly. In some ways, the fact that he was already out there. You let JC Jackson walk, you lose Jackson and kill more last year. The first quarter you take and you can argue that maybe they should have taken one sooner. That's a different discussion though. You lose your top two corners in two years. Your top two corners right now are a guy who's probably a one guy's probably a safety. The other guy who was retired last year, the corner you take better be contributing day one. I would not say he's at a schedule. Maybe compared to their usual rookie standards he's ahead of schedule, but for where this team needs him to be. He's on schedule. He needs to be contributor this year. If he's not, you know, I don't want to play the whole go back and second guess the draft game. I don't. But if he doesn't contribute this year, that's going to be the biggest question going back. It's not going to be did they reach on cold strange. It's not going to be their reach on tack one Thornton it's going to be why didn't they take a defensive back earlier when they had nobody at that position? I wanted to take a.
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"We want him. He wants us. Time will come about that. Lamar Jackson is a cheat code. I'm not sure if you could put it any better than that is welcome you back here to NFL live. Of course, a lot of questions around Lamar Jackson and what will happen with his contract. The renegotiation hangs in the balance. So Adam, I want to start with you. What do we know about this situation? Well, Laura, he is acting as his own agent as not using agent and some people said last year that wasn't a good idea. Now it turned out the fact of the matter is quarterback salaries this off season went straight up and so the fact that he didn't use an agent last season turned out to work out to his advantage. But now he still is not doing a deal. He's scheduled to make $23 million this year. We talked yesterday Marcus tonight about how we'll be financially irresponsible for collaborative play this season for $5 million. Well, Lamar Jackson is making $23 million on a 5th year option in this quarterback market where many top quarterbacks are making 40 or $50 million a year. And so that's a decision that he himself has to make. He obviously is prepared and willing to play without a contract extension and better on himself and we'll see how the strategy plays itself out. All right, so Tim Adam thinks, financially, irresponsible for Lamar Jackson to show up. But what do you think? Should Lamar not show up to OTAs? I would disagree with that. In terms of showing up for OTAs, again, when you're in his situation, you can do what you want. And if you feel like there's a while you're at OTAs, if you feel like there's a drill or a team drill or something like that that you don't want people around your feet and then you don't do it. And you're not going to be any pushback because of it. And if he is willing to play this season, which it appears that he is on his 5th year option, then why wouldn't you be there? To getting ready for it, getting the passing reps in 7 on 7 drills, things like that that quite honestly will benefit him as a player because an area where he can really improve. I just think this and let me be clear, I'm all for players getting paid. As much as they can get paid as fast as they can get paid. But I also think that there's an element with some of these quarterbacks to understand that it has to come with patience. Look, dak Prescott was making like 750 grand playing as a starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. I think the biggest bargain in sports for multiple years. And he got hurt playing. It still worked out. And so I think that there is an element for whether it's Kyler, whether it's Lamar, where if you're going to play and you're going to get to that point when you're finding your deal, you're eventually going to be rewarded. We've seen it happen. Yeah. Look, me and chef talked about it yesterday as he alluded to. And each particular situation is not the same. All right? I'm not the Aaron Rodgers not being the OTAs. It's very different than Lamar Jackson not being there. Lamar not being there. It's very different than collar for different reasons. Collar has some leeway to make as far as establishing himself as the leader on that football team. That's why I think it's irresponsible for him not to be there. In Lamar's situation, we've seen this team and not only have we seen them have success on the field, this team and how they respond to Lamar Jackson. The seemingly open lines of communication that he has with the front office. Lamar has made no gripe about his contract. It may be something on the background, but publicly I haven't seen him say anything about the Baltimore Ravens, not being willing to negotiate or give him a new deal. And then the other party is Lamar Jackson is coming back to a system that's proven and it works and he understands everything that he's going to be asked to do. I don't feel like that's the same with Colin Murray without Deandre Hopkins being in this offense for the first 6 weeks of the season. So this is the entirely different situation. I feel like if Lamar wanted to be there, yes, it's always great to have your quarterback in the facility, but this is a different situation for me. And Marcus, to that point, the flip side of this, of course, is that we see players play out their contracts. We rarely see quarterbacks play out their contracts. When Kirk Cousins did it, it worked out very well when dak Prescott did it. It worked out very well. And so while we may think it'd be wise for Lamar to get a deal wrapped up, it's worked out very well for the quarterbacks who have played it to the end and that very well may be Lamar Jackson's strategy here because if he were to reach true free agency, well, you could write a check for whatever you wanted to do. Yeah. If you're Lamar Jackson. Listen, I mean, to that point, Lamar Jackson tweeted an hour ago he quote tweeted the Baltimore Ravens saying first day of OTA action. He said, can't wait to get back and there's rocket ships in his tweet, so Lamar's probably thinking about those rocket ships to the moon. There's the tweet right there of the potential money he can make. And of course, he's got bigger goals once to win a Super Bowl with this team as well. Staying in the AFC north with one of the Raven's biggest rivals, Joe burrow and the Bengals burrow, torch the ravens last season in route to becoming the first player in NFL history with multiple 400 yard passing games against the same team in a season. That includes a 525 yard performance against Baltimore in week 16, the fourth most passing yards in a game in NFL history. On the full thin podcast, burrow did not hold back when explaining why he likes to play the ravens. I love playing with it. This had two crazy games last year. Yeah, I love playing the ravens 'cause they talk. They talk a lot. They talk. I love that. I feel like the score was 47, like 20. It was a lot too a little. Yeah, I threw it for 5, 20 something in the second one. And I threw for 400 and something in the first one. Yeah, I love playing the ravens. They like to talk. And so when I don't start talking, but I usually, if somebody pokes me, I can talk a little bit. Poke in that borough bear, watch out. Marcus, what do you think about the comments there? He's not lacking in confidence, for sure. Listen, everybody knows how much I love Joe burrow, but just like the tree you want to climb, bro this league is very unforgiving. And what you did last year don't have a damn thing to do with what's coming this year and the Baltimore Ravens having 16 dudes on our played into some of your success on the football field. So I talk your noise, but just be ready for the Baltimore Ravens to respond. Go at him. Yeah. There are teams that used to talk about Tim, but he would never be able to do anything about it. So that was very interesting during the course of his career as well. I really missed you, Adam. I really missed you. Wait, all right, we'll see you tomorrow. Hey everyone, this is Zach low, check out my podcast, the low post where I talk to people in and around the NBA about everything going on in the basketball world, the one and only Nikola Jokić, the most watchable telegenic player in the NBA NBA. Players, trends under the radar teams, everything. I am a longtime holder of all the Devin Booker stock I can buy. And I'm not cashing in 'cause I think he's gonna keep getting better. Listen and subscribe to the low post wherever you listen to podcasts..
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"Your way here on NFL live. Another edition of get that bag. This time, Marcus, we're headed to the offensive side of the ball. Yeah, but y'all got some, I got some hating this thing that I didn't have in the offensive guys. So I got one, but I still stayed true to who I am. Y'all find out where y'all get back Jeffrey Simmons, and obviously they've been white already got to get that bag. I gotta add one more to the party. Street games and they were almost like sport extensions of the block party. It wasn't just about the basketballs. Our culture. We're just trying to figure out how we could go see some of these games. They added a disrespect. That's how you break somebody. This is the story of the greatest mixtape ever. 30 for 30%, the greatest mixtape ever, May 31st at 8 p.m. eastern on ESPN and streaming on ESPN+. From 30 for 30 podcasts street ball is really how I grew up. A compilation of stories, styles and sounds. What these guys are doing on the streets is artistry, illuminating the essence of the game from the people who play it, shape it and love it. The style of basketball that's being played now. That's dedicated to ruck park featuring Jamal Crawford, Chelsea gray, God sham God, and others. This is a street bomb mixtape, starting May 31st, follow and listen on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. We'll have game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Celtics and heat tomorrow night at 8 30 eastern on ESPN and the app. Now that the series is even, the countdown crew hits things started at 7 30 eastern. Come now for an NFL live staple with Marcus spears, get that bag. Who's next for a big payday so I goo. It's time for me to go to the other side of the ball and I'm gonna add my mad Quentin Nelson from the Indianapolis Colts. Listen, we all know that Q Nelson is a beast on the offensive line for the Indianapolis coach. He paved the way for Jonathan Taylor, who was a phenomenal back and Russian for yawns all over the place and you see the big fella. He's a road grader. He protects the quarterback at a very high level. That's why we couldn't figure out why the Indianapolis coach couldn't make the playoffs last year. But with the big fella on the offensive line, he is what you call an anchor. He is what you call. A future Hall of Famer is who Quinn Nelson is. It's time for him to get that bag. So Q, when you go into that front office and you'll talk to earth say who just bought a guitar from Kurt Cobain for four and a half $1 million, you make sure he times that times ten and gives you your bag, big fella. Wow. Hey, is there real money in there? Is that what's happening? Let me see. Yeah, open up that bed. Nah, nah, boogie. Boogie, you know I don't want people at my house. I don't want people trying to rob me. It looked like that looked real. But it's called prop money. It looks real. That's America. Don't run up in the house. Don't be trying to Tim, don't try to take care of that first round money, Laura. Marcus can't hide that first round money. That bread. Hey, I'm just happy he's giving some love to the office a lot, and some of that stuff that Q does is a little disrespectful to close the Elon. I see it, Marcus, give us some good love where it's dessert. Tim, I heard the people and I responded. I heard the people and I responded. Also, Tim, it's because it's May and so he was like, let me just sneak in a little offensive guy here well, maybe he thinks people aren't paying attention, but we saw it. We saw it. All right. For 2018 teams around the league in OTAs, let's hit some of the storylines out there. We begin with Kyler Murray and everything going on out there. Adam, we start with you. What's going on with Kyler Murray in Arizona? What more no Kyler Murray at the OTAs for the hours of the Cardinals, the contract talks between the two sides have been and continue to be quiet and it sounds like until there's some sort of new contract. We will not be seeing kyla Murray, who is scheduled to make $5 million this upcoming season, and a quarterback market that has exploded some. Tim, is it a big deal that cutler isn't there? I mean, listen, from how much the team improves? No, but in terms of a leadership perspective, I do think it's a big deal. Here's a player who the team wants long term. And he should want to be there with kind of the fit in terms of head coach, who they surrounded him with. And so yeah, I think there's an element here where the leadership that he would have the opportunity to show through a contract situation would be a good thing for him to be there. Let's go to Michael Thomas in New Orleans, Adam, what's going on there? He is at the start of the saints OTAs Laura didn't play all last year coming off that ankle surgery, but they get Michael Thomas back. They have Jarvis Landry. They drafted crystal lobby, so the wide receivers in New Orleans should be vastly improved and get Jameis Winston, the types of outlets that he'd be looking for this year, New Orleans is going to be dramatically improved at the wide receiver position this season. Tim, how good can the saints offense be with Thomas, the addition of Jarvis Landry and you heard a lava in some of the other players that Adam just mentioned? Yeah, but potentially one of the top offenses in the entire league. And that's saying a lot when you think about where Jameis Winston has come from. Look, I think it would almost be fair to say like the biggest question, Mark, maybe as an Alvin Kamara, will he bounce back, but it's versatile as he is, the receivers that have been mentioned and then Jameis, who looks like he's learned from taking that year to watch breeze in terms of how to protect the football, they can be great. I love to see it. Can't wait to see what Jameis Winston does. Obviously the saints think they're going to be really good based on the moves they've made. Some would argue, though, that tua tung iloa has the most pressure of any QB in the NFL on him heading into next season after the dolphins have assembled what looks like. One of the most dynamic offenses in the league. Well, Tyree kill talked about catching passes from tua. Tool actually has, you know, probably one of the prettiest balls I've ever caught in my life. So it's very catchable. I don't want to continue because the more I talk the more it sounds weird. So tour is a very accurate quarterback that's all I'm saying. You know, I can relate the more I talk the more it sounds weird. Good catch there, tyreek, but either way. Good news to hear from the two of tongue by lower perspective Marcus on how it seems that connection is evolving with all the pressure that's on to what do you think it means to hear one of his new receivers come out this way in support? It's good. It's good because players are the most honest. When they around you every day and guys are not going to have glowing remarks if you out there sucking. That's just the way it is. Now they're not going to talk about you bad, but it's also a part of what tour has to go through. His maturation process, getting him weapons. He had a lot of success with jaylen wilder, albeit all passes knocked down field, but it was a very productive connection between him and waddell. Now you get to rebuild the most explosive wide receiver in the NFL with the ball in his hands, giving you a glowing endorsement, telling America that the ball is easy to catch and you like the way to us, putting it in your hand. So look, I have, I have all of the confidence in the world that the Miami Dolphins have surrounded to a tongue about lower where everything that he needs to have success, including a left tackle that they gave $80 million. I look forward to seeing them have success. Hello, I think to, in many respects, has been kind of unfairly judged and criticized. When you think about how he came into the league, he was coming off of a massive hip injury that they weren't sure was going to heal. He was going to throw on his pro day. People talking about, hey, his rookie year, they're just going to redshirt him. That was a COVID season. And so, you know, he's kind of in a situation where Ryan Fitzpatrick plays better than he does that year. Then there's a change at offensive coordinator. There's been, I think it's clear now that there's dysfunction in the organization. So I do think that while there is a ton of pressure onto it or perform because of the supporting cast, a new coach that will have kind of a quarterback friendly system for him. The reality is, I think this is also his really first.
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"The eagles and the colds. This year as you see him out there working out with the guys, here's head coach Ron Rivera with more on his new QB. I think this is a good opportunity for Carson. I really do. I think he's a guy that's wanted. We want him here. You know, should we win out and trade it for him? And we do expect some good things from him and for him. Very pleased with what we've got. And he's done heck of a job. Interesting endorsement there. We'll get back to that. Carson wins. We'll have every opportunity to succeed in 2022 as the commanders have put together an intriguing young group of wide receivers around him, Washington selected Jahan Dodson in the first round of last month's draft, pairing him up with Terry mclaurin, who of course is seeking a new contract as he enters the final year of his rookie deal. We've seen this run on wide receiver deals. Curtis Samuel returns after being limited by injuries last season and diony Brown gives wince another deep threat. So Marcus with this cast around him offensively, what do we need to see at a Carson Wentz this season? Yeah, I think he needs to be a facilitator more than anything, but we all know that Carson Wentz biggest issue has been when he gets in critical situations. You can almost bet the house on a mistake. And when you look at that graphic, we just put up with those young receivers. All of those guys with the ball in their hands are dynamic. And none may be more dynamic than Curtis Samuel who's coming back off an injury. They have a really good run game. They have physical backs on the back end. Here's the issue that everybody runs into with Carson Wentz. Two years ago with Phillip Rivers, the Indianapolis coach went to the playoffs. They missed the playoffs with Carson Wentz on pretty much the same team. So where do you attribute this to? Yes, I know that the defense played bad when he was in India against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but I don't believe a quarterback that we should hold in regard loses that game. They find a way to win that football game. So the commander's bet on Carson wins. I believe he has the facilitator at a very high level and not make those critical mistakes when the is on the line or you have to have a play being made. And that will suffice. I don't know what the future will hold, but I hope that Carson Wentz understands that the ball delivery great decisions and if you in trouble man throw it in the third row in the stands and punt the football. I hope that's what is being preached to her. Yeah, Marcus, I am glad you brought up, you know, the kind of the fizzle to the end of the season last year because when you look at Carson Wentz's numbers and you think, well, throws in the mid 20s in terms of touchdowns, did a pretty good job of protecting the football. He eliminated some of the mistakes that you'd seen to make his last year in Philadelphia and so people thought, hey, look, there's improvement there. But that's not good enough. It isn't. I think the things that matter for Carson in terms of if he's a starter going beyond 2022 are the moments. And then in terms of the magnitude of the game, down three, going into half, you know, on the road against Dallas, can you get in the field goal range and kick a field goal? Or can you bring back some of those special moments that we saw when you were playing at an MVP level in Philadelphia? Earlier in your career. Look back, watch some of these earlier today. And it's remarkable. I mean, a free runner against Chicago and next thing you know, Carson Wentz is turning it into a 25 year old game. There are just, there were times where you thought, wow, like he's doing this at a level that other quarterbacks in the league are not doing it at. Then we said, okay, hey, now I just eliminate the mistakes and we'll be okay with that. I don't think that that's good enough for Carson. I think he needs to play well above the X's and O's, make the people around him significantly better and play huge in the moments that matter the most. So when they go back and look at at the end of the year, they like what they saw. You know, Tim, you see that video. It's a good reminder. I think some of us forget exactly what that looked like. We're referring all the way back to 2017. How crazy really was trying to capture any of that magic? How about Terry mclaurin though, Adam? Because he's looking for the new deal we're talking about that in where does he stand with the commanders right now? Well, Laura, you mentioned the run on wide receiver deals. This all season. We've seen so many big wide receiver deals given to devonta Adams and Tyree kill and Stephon Diggs and then AJ Brown after he gets traded to the Philadelphia Eagles. Turn the floor and he's in the next tier of wide receivers that wants to and likely will get hate became Metcalf. Is there the niners want to pay deebo Samuel? Terry mclaurin's out there. There's a whole group here of wide receivers that are going to get new deals. Washington wants to get a deal done. It recognizes not only the talent that Terry mclaurin is and has, but the type of character that he brings to that locker room and that organization. They want to keep him in Washington long-term. They'd like to get a deal done and we're not surprised if at some point the two sides figured out a way to get that done. Yeah, Adam, it's going to be interesting to see who is the next domino to fall and some of these wide receiver deals we expect to be redone. These guys that we expect to get paid more money. Let's get to some more news as all these OTAs are going on, but also league meetings going on this week. Roger Goodell expected to speak soon. We'll bring you that when it happens. In the meantime, though, here's Jeremy Fowler with more on the big theme there over the last couple days just saw Robert crap. What's the latest Jeremy? The NFL's diversity accelerator program gave more than 60 future GM and head coaching candidates exactly what they wanted. FaceTime with NFL owners. They just spent two days interacting with the likes of Robert Kraft and Jerry Jones over meetings and mixers. And turns out Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn learned something priceless. Could this event was outstanding? And I'm going to start out with getting a chance to see mister Rooney. Mister, mister gula. And you know what? It's a lot of differences. Only if their bank accounts bigger than mine. But other than that, not a lot of differences. NFL owners hope these new connections with candidates produce stronger diversity numbers. Both Arthur blank and art Rooney admit the NFL's falling short, especially at head coach. And they did make one tweak to the hiring process this week. Now teams must wait until after wild card weekend to interview a head coaching candidate employed by another team. Back to you, Laura. Thank you, Jeremy. Important information there and Adam back with us here. Two other notes of interest emerging from those league meetings take us through those at them. Yeah, a couple of them, Laura, first of all, of all the Pro Bowl, the future of it is in question, not that we didn't already know that, but the league is trying to figure out and continues to try to figure out the best way to handle that game that's become a real exhibition. It's still draws TV ratings and people still watch, but it doesn't come off the way the league would like it to in any particular year. And today, of course, also the league announced that the Indianapolis scouting combine would be kept in Indianapolis for the next two years to contract with the combine was coming up, but it's two more years in Indianapolis, which is a great host for that particular event. It's an ideal site. A lot of medical testing. Everybody in close proximity. The city works out very well. There have been some discussion given to Dallas, Los Angeles, but for the next two years, at least, it will be back in Indianapolis. As our field Yates said, it belongs in indie. I'm glad to see that happen. We got more coming.
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Aaron Rodgers is not at packers OTAs. Here's Matt Lafleur on the situation. I talked to him last night for a while, which is great. Just kind of update them on just where we are and go over a few like we do every off season. There's always tweaks to what you're doing, but now he's in great spirits and it was a great conversation, but yeah, I wouldn't anticipate seeing him at least this week. Yeah, I think it's all on him. I mean, it's voluntary, so. Marcus, Rogers, not at OTAs, but what are your expectations for the packers this year? I expect them to be a very good football team because of who their quarterback is. Boogie, but also you think about the Green Bay Packers in the NFC. They're going to benefit from a conference that's a lot of unknowns outside of the Los Angeles Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and I think the saints will assert themselves, but Aaron Rodgers is a bill to rapport. He'll get these guys going, and they'll lean into this run game as well as much as people don't want to hear. No, I like it. They may need to, devonta Adams is gone. Russell Wilson at OTAs with his new team and the Broncos, he said this about his return to Seattle week one on Monday Night Football. Seattle's been the world to me over the past ten years. It's a special place, a special place to play, home and field, you know, have high regard for all those guys over there and what they do. I think for me, it's not emotional, though. It's got to be non emotional. You've got to be able to go into it. With understanding that it's just ball. And also understand that there's been amazing times of throwing a lot of touchdowns there have been a lot of games there. So I got great experience and always be a special place in my heart forever. And so, you know, for me, in these going on there and trying to play the best football for our football team here. And I'm going to try to go in. Come on, Tim, you believe Russell can really keep it non emotional. I think we clipped it too soon. I think he said, go hawks right after that Laura. I'm not sure. Look, listen, every player, when they play their former team, doesn't have their great player, which Russell Wilson certainly wasn't Seattle. It means more. It is emotional. And it's hard to control your emotions when that happens. That being said, like, if there is somebody that can be a robot about this, it might be Russell Wilson and I'm sure that he's probably doing things now that are preparing him to be unemotional. For that football game. I love it. That game right here on ESPN. Monday Night Football. Go hawks. Oh no. Hey, Justin Herbert and the Chargers will be facing some tough competition in the AFC west this season. Here's what the QB said about where the team is at compared to last year. I think the biggest thing is understanding that we're miles ahead of where we were last year. Last year, we were focused on calling the right plays in the huddle and making sure everyone was lined up in the hud and getting lined up on the field. But you know, guys have tons of film to look back on last year and we're farther ahead of where we thought we were going to be and when it's always great to add those guys in we're adding the guard right another tight end. But those guys are smart and they're able to pick it up really quickly. Size medium on the Jersey there for Herbert. Marcus, what's the ceiling for the Chargers? I think it's a Super Bowl contender for real. And they'll play 6 playoff games within their own division as good as the AFC west is. So they all have a good reference point to win the playoffs come about. Look, Brandon staley last year, I feel like cost 15 an opportunity to get to the playoffs at minimum and then you look at this talent and what they acquired on the defensive side of the football and got a real shot at getting it done. Let's go to New England where the Patriots had not named an offensive coordinator. Both map Patricia and Joe judge are working with the offense. Here's Bill Belichick on the situation. We are titles. That look there's a lot of jobs that we have to do. We're all working on those things now. It's me. It'll change in June, they'll change in August, they'll change in September. So of all the things timely that we need to do. And if you're asking about game plans, we're months away from that months. What plays we call it? Oh, mini can't play. Yeah, maybe. I don't know. So Mike Reiss reported on our show yesterday that Bill Belichick's out there calling the offense. It is may, though, but Tim, if there's one concern you have about this situation for Matt Jones specifically, what is it? Well, my concern would be the quarterback play caller relationship, really. I mean, listen, I think we're all going to give a little deference to New England in terms of how they do things. It may be different, but the track record has been good. But I do believe in the most it's been the case for really every successful quarterback I've ever been around is that there have been a special relationship between the play caller and the quarterback in that when a play comes in. I'll play Carl comes in in a critical third and 6. The quarterback knows why it's being called or a shot play gets called early in a football game and it's not there. The quarterback knows he's calling this for a specific reason, but he's okay with me doing this with the football. And so, you know, I think there are just elements of that where you are seeing the game the same way as the play caller. We've hear people we've heard people say, you know, the quarterback an extension of the coaching staff out in the field. Like that can really be the case. And that would be my only concern with how they're approaching this in New England. Yeah, so much potential for Mac Jones. You just don't want to stunt that growth at all to that point. Marcus, let's talk about map Patricia and Joe judge. Those are the guys working with the offense. Is that a good thing? Hell no. And let me give an example, okay? Let me give you an example of the days we live in. Tim Hasselbeck played quarterback in the NFL. He had play callers. He knows what the rapport is and people will still say he don't know what he's talking about. That's what they'll say because you can't be right. You can't be right when it comes to this situation with the New England Patriots because Bill Belichick is the head coach. I do not give a damn. All right, all my experience in the NFL. Every quarterback to a man that I've talked to have always talked about the offensive coordinator quarterback relationship and an unspoken language that they share throughout the course of a season being on the same page. It's difficult for it to work, especially with these two guys. Let me remind everybody. Matt Patricia and Joe judge are who we believe will be called play callers for the New England Patriots. Why didn't mat Patricia take over the abysmal play calling in Detroit? If he's an offensive play caller. Why didn't Joe judge take over in abysmal offense where he just left with the New York Giants if he's a play caller and a guy that can have success. I need to, I need answers to these questions because both of these guys had an opportunity to lead programs. Lead organizations. And now we supposed to sit in these seats and feel comfortable because Bill Belichick is there that Matt Patricia and Joe judge is going to grow a second year quarterback that's in a division where a highly explosive offense and two that have the potential to be and everybody's just supposed to be calm and easy peasy. I won't do it. Prove me wrong New.
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"Of that $18.85 million in guaranteed money. Meanwhile, deshaun Watson getting acclimated to his new teammates, he's been in The Bahamas training with them. He's back in Cleveland. They're excited to be with him and he's excited to be with them. Lamar Jackson, meanwhile, is not at the start of the OTAs today, but he isn't entering the final season of his contract right now, which is scheduled to pay him $23 million on that 5th year option he tweeted your short time ago. Can't wait to get back. Obviously not there for the first day of OTAs, we'll see when he does come back, but obviously there are some purple hearts and rockets. He's ready to have a big season, needs a big season because obviously he still doesn't have a new contract. And the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback competition is underway with their oath. Mitchell trubisky, I think, goes into camp as the favorite but can you pick it is the first round draft pick, The Rookie with the upside, and if Kenny picked and developed and progressed, he'd have a chance to unseat Mitchell trubisky, but I think some people around the league believe that trubisky goes into camp as the favorite to win that job, but we've seen plenty of rookies go into trinny camps before light it up and when starting quarterback jobs that some people thought they wouldn't in time for opening day. Yeah or even if it doesn't happen in opening day could happen throughout the season, Adam with us for the hour Tim Hasselbeck is here as well as Marcus spears. Guys, let's dive right into it, starting with those steelers and Tim, you just heard Adam telling us trubisky, the favorite going into camp, how do you see this playing out between Mitch to risky and Kenny Pickett? Yeah, I mean, look, I think that could be the case because of trubisky's experience in the NFL, but how I think it will play out as you have Kenny Pickett. It was the first round draft pick who was older than every quarterback that was drafted in the first round a year ago. And he comes into the league with a ton of playing experience and exposure to pro concepts from his time at the university of Pittsburgh. And so to me, Kenny Pickett wasn't a quarterback that was drafted because of upside, he was drafted in part because he was kind of ready to play. So the way I would expect it to work out is that Kenny Pickett is the starter sooner rather than later. And so if it is not week one, kind of as you alluded to, Laura, if it's not week one, I'd be shocked if it wasn't by the halfway point of the season. Yeah, I can understand why y'all Tim feels that way. Obviously, because they drafted him. And that is the plan, but I think it's a little flying ointment TH and that's because Mitchell trubisky is a guy that they went and got quick when he was available. And then two, we talked we heard about the progressions. We know about the situation that he was in in Chicago and no one thought that that was conducive to him having a sustained amount of success. Now obviously there's also the ugly part of Mitchell jamik playstyle and the things that he didn't progress with, but I think in this particular situation, when you think about what the Pittsburgh Steelers were able to do with duck Hodges and obviously bringing in just having this having this whole mesa Rudolph as well, having this revolving kind of quarterback situation with Ben's health and trying to figure out who the guy would be, I believe one there in a way better spot than they've been in, but also there's some momentum about Mitchell trubisky from this organization based on the things that they've kind of the way they went about acquiring him. And then too, you think about Matt Canada's offense, which is built around having RPO moving guys all platforms. So I'm interested to see what his athleticism also lends itself in this quarterback battle, but it'll be an interesting one. I think this is up in the air, but I think your biscuit has the edge as of right now. Yeah, and just in case you were wondering, Mitchell trubisky has said all the right things about Kenny Pickett. He said, he knew that they would bring in a quarterback. He said, that was the right thing to do from the draft to really strengthen that room. But Tim, you heard Marcus mentioning some of it. What does this offense look like with trubisky or Pickett at quarterback because we are no longer in the Ben Roethlisberger era. This is going to look a lot different. Yeah, listen, it's completely different than the Ben Roethlisberger era. And I would just say this in terms of Marcus's point and what Adam's saying about trubisky. I actually believe that trubisky is more physically talented than Kenny Pickett. So whether it's trubisky playing or whether it's Kenny Pickett playing the truth is, this is going to be way more quarterback movement. And look, I think trubisky is more suited for true designed quarterback runs, which we've seen more of in the National Football League over the last 5 years or so. But both of these guys will be involved in more traditional move the pocket type stuff. So think of what the Vikings have done with Kirk Cousins, or San Francisco is done under caution Shanahan, or mcvay. With the ramps. The reality is, is more under the center play than we probably saw with Ben Roethlisberger, more traditional runs, more play action passing, that comes off of it, where the pocket gets moved. And that's a good thing. For the Pittsburgh Steelers. It's not going to be as much Ben Roethlisberger with everybody spread out in the shotgun just spinning the ball to the perimeter. I think that day has come and gone in terms of Pittsburgh offensively. And Tim, I think they want to run the football, right? Last year, they used their first round draft pick. Naji Harris so they can feature naji. And I think Mike Thomas talked about the fact that he wants a quarterback that can run the football as well, be more 2022. We've seen more and more quarterbacks be able to maybe that's Mitchell trubisky right now. Certainly it gives him an advantage heading into training camp, not the Kenny pick and kit run. We've seen him run. We've seen him dupe defenses before, but Mitchell trubisky certainly can make some things happen with his legs that gives this offense or would give this offense and added dimension. Yeah, the conversation is understandable from every angle 'cause I agree with Tim, they drafted Kenny Pickett. And based on Pittsburgh's history, they eventually want him to be the guy. Now Mitchell trubisky can have some say in that based on how he performs and also reminded people that he was drafted very highly with a skill set that people thought would lend itself to the trends of where this NFL was going. So I think having this conversation is, I believe it's going to be one of the most interesting quarterback battles as we go throughout camp. I think both of these guys start from a spot where Pittsburgh is trying to determine are they our future as opposed to just getting through this year, which I think makes it super interesting. Can it pick it has leg weight? As far as where they want to go, going forward because of the draft pick, but Mitchell trubisky was drafted Holly, and what they may want to do, his skill set lens itself to that. Yeah, guys, no matter who wins the quarterback job, though this season for the Steelers, they got to play better than their offensive line. They have the second worst pass block win rate in the NFL last season. Let's get to some news here on NFL live two women who have accused Desean Watson of inappropriate sexual conduct condemned the Cleveland Browns for giving the quarterback an NFL record $230 million guaranteed contract after trading for him. In their first national TV interview, which is set to air tonight, Ashley soley said of the browns on HBO's real sports with Bryant gumbel. It's just like a big screw you. That's what it feels like, that we don't care. He can run and throw, and that's what we care about. Watson is facing 22 civil lawsuits from women who have accused him of inappropriate sexual conduct during massage sessions. Two grand juries in Texas have declined to pursue criminal charges and Watson has denied all wrongdoing. But the NFL is investigating whether Watson violated its code of conduct policy and interviewed Watson in person last week. We'll continue to monitor this story here on NFL live and bring you the latest as we know more. Coming up on the show, Bill Belichick was seen.
Rodgers Works out With Packers, Then Details His Concerns
"It was festivus in Green Bay on Wednesday and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers spent much of his thirty two minute news conference airing his grievances he explained why he stayed away from OTA's and mandatory minicamp one of those reasons was his desire to serve as a recruiter and evaluator of free agents I think we can all understand you know Green Bay isn't to you know huge vacation destination people coming here to play with me with our team and and knowing that they can win a championship here the fact that I haven't been using those discussions when I want to change moves forward Rogers also said the team didn't have any plans for him beyond the upcoming season he was also displeased by the way the team has allowed several star players to leave the Packers some without any contract offer I'm Dave Ferrie
NFL Fines Jaguars, Cowboys, 49ers for OTA Violations
"Or their O t a practice. What is that deal? I don't know. The story does not explain what's going on the Jaguars 49 years and Cowboys have all been fined. For organized team activity violations OTAs or the voluntary practices that we just had, which a lot of teams canceled. The Cowboys fined $100,000 Mike McCarthy was flying $50,000 Have you told me Mike McCarthy messed up? I believe you Okay, I believe you, but they practice in their fake punch a lot or something. But the school fig podcast. Come on. It doesn't It doesn't specifically say what they what they did wrong. Cowboys ordered to forfeit one Oh to practice during the first week of the 2022 off season, the Jags and Urban Meyer. Yeah, you got to clean it up because his penalties were more severe. Jags fined 200,000 Urban Meyer fined 100,000. They were ordered to forfeit to practices. Well, they were probably in full pads for urban's first Go came in. Line them up. Yeah. Oklahoma drill. Let's go. Uh, the Jag said in a statement that the club is quote vigilant about practicing within the ceiba rules and will re emphasize offseason training rules as they relate to contact. We look forward to the start of training camp later this month and blah, blah,
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"Are you putting in the worker showing up at camp with With gut like mayor you show up and camp with a twelve pack. Like he typically would have looks like it'll be on that front. I think it's interesting to me. I did this. Bid on the podcast. The other day rivera says something is important. Not interesting stomach. Somebody who's interesting important. So i did this bit. With few topics is something interesting are important and the idea was okay so for chase young showing up interesting are important and i said that in the short term. It's interesting it's not the biggest deal. We probably won't even talk about this. Assuming you know he's there's no real issue here going forward but it's important. I think because chased the other the clear leader on this team right now. I don't know why he didn't show up and if whatever the reason he he didn't show is somebody he's going to continue to do going forward now. I think maybe next time there's other players that don't show me john. Montas wet didn't show the first week came back last week. Jon allen was there. the first week didn't come this way. But what if next year more players decided not to go. Because they're seeing the casey on the leader on this team doesn't go national for. Ota's does not limit your opportunity to win the super bowl. There's a i think the ravens typically have Normal vets not show up for these things. So it's not the end of the world but it is an interesting central dynamic. That's what i'm curious about. Why i don't so much care that he didn't i wondering why as young didn't what this means going forward for him and perhaps For others on the team who might be influenced by him. All right Ben standing everybody one of my favorites. I appreciate it always do ben Rights for the athletic subscribe to it. You can follow him on twitter at ben standing and he's got a podcast standing room only anywhere you gotta podcast also Ben joins me on my radio show on the team. Nine eighty every monday morning at eight. A m Talk to you soon. Appreciate it as always Always appreciate it up next. The belmont stakes. Fcc joins us from florida. He had the preakness winner nailed on the friday before. We'll see if he can get the belmont pick right as well. That's next right after these words from two of our sponsors magic spoon got a new flavor. More on that coming in a moment most of you know that. I love the product of the magic spoon is really good. I'm a big cereal eater even as an adult But i've been trying to eat better in so cereal without all the bad stuff. Especially when the flavors irs. Good as magic spoons. It's totally worth.
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"Were disappointing. did a nice job early and fell. Apart because offensively when the game slows down. He was a turnover machine. They didn't even know how to handle a half court. You know A double teaming of a player. They didn't even know what they were doing. Youth coaches would've been able to explain to that team how to beat that double team much easier. Watch portland last night as they came at lillard early with a double team and see how portland handled it. I just look at this. And i go eat needs a new start. I mean i'm not in for you. Know wow The he that's seven straight triple doubles and they've won four those games and they're inching up in the standings their their seventh now they might be able to get to sixth. Because i know what's going to happen in the post season. They're not going to win. They're not going to beat anybody. Good so you know. It's i think i said this. Tommy yesterday it's the brad pitt. Line and moneyball to joan a hill. It's like look if if championship is the goal. What are we talking about here. But to your point it may not be the goal. There may be a realization that this is a business and we need to be in the playoffs every year. We need those extra home dates for for the revenue that turns us into a profitable organization. And if we take the big swing it trading beal and getting a hall picks and over the next three to four years try to revamp and reshape our roster in the hopes of winning and contending down the road. We're going to be out of the playoffs out of the conversation out of everybody's you know. interest level And and that will be painful and by the way. There's no guarantee at the end of the road that you're a contender in fact it's actually less than fifty fifty but this group ain't going anywhere this group these players bradley beal westbrook hotch chamara gaffer d- brooks in his staff. They're not going to win. More than one playoff series. And that's a reach at this point. I felt much better about the randy. Wittman group But then again. I was not fully aware of what john wall and beal would be together. And i you know i i thought it would just keep growing growing until it was. You know something Equivalent to. I don't know at least at the time i thought lillard and mccollum at the very least put it but but it's not even that and they haven't had the playoff success. Yeah i would just say like to the point of like i'm sure you know on the record. Nobody over there were two. They're not trying to win the title. So of course they would say that you just mentioned moneyball fantastic movie You know i. I did more of the watch the movie and then read the book but okay Great movie and let's use that as an example when the owner tells. Bret the brad pitt character. you know. Hey nice job but your budget's not changing right. It's not that the owner is saying we don't wanna title. He's just saying. I'm i'm i'm i'm giving you all of these constraints and you have to work around it right and that's and that's what we're we're talking about here whether that's you know. They were the twenty eighth team to have g. league team this year. They didn't even have one. Because of the pandemic which i'm not arguments good or bad them to send other teams did they didn't You know the facilities relative to other teams in the league like. I joked to somebody yesterday that it's more likely now that we have this all talk on sixty minutes about ufo's in a. I think it's more likely we have first contact with an alien life form than we do. The wizards go into the luxury tax. Right like i. And i'm not even joking about that. Which isn't to say that they should it with his group. It's just say they aren't doing the all the full throated things that other places are for better or for worse. And when you when you have that you have to look at your look at your ceiling. Now again you could conceivably i mean i guarantee i look at some of the things left. Playoffs are also in that general boat. But you know tim commonly in denver. Who has done a great job. Even without jamal murray. I'm hurt. They they still have a deep team. Obviously you nicole. Yokich could be the the the mvp. He's ruining your vp present. He well he was a second round. Pick right on the they've had monte morris is a guy who who who they found later on and so on and so on so i looked get time. We can't only been on the job for relatively short amount of time even if he was connected to the previous with ernie grunfeld. So we'll see. I have faith tommy sheppard can do some things but yeah it's hard to it and then like i said the westward thing here would i would just say. To sort sorta recap this season they became. It was a absolute symbiotic relationship between russell westbrook's mood and the rest of the team. Not named bradley when he was all in aggressive firing on all cylinders all that that's how they played and when he was distracted like he seemed to be in game five. That's how they played. And i don't know how you work around that. And you mentioned before about like things like getting out of double teams in the coaching. Like this is part of my issue with scott brooks. He's not a players coaches bradley. Beal said the other day he's star coach From oklahoma city to hear. He doesn't seem to be willing to put guardrails on his stars even though even the best players need them at times. I'm not saying that you have to tell you the best players in the league. You know what to do but you need to keep them in check. All of us need coaching. I mean coaches. Are there for a reason. It isn't just to pats on the head and say okay. You're starting go ahead like talk to them as a people what's going on. I think bradley beal could use some of that at times. He's obviously incredible score. But yeah there are times where it's like. He's been told so often he has to do all of it that he kinda forgets that he can pass the ball instead of fighting through double team. But i don't think the coaches tell them these things and i definitely don't think anybody's telling westward these things but i also don't think anybody westbrook would probably listen to too many people. He's going to do it. Westberg does and that's also part of this equation scott brooks at least kind of knows what he's dealing with. You bring some interesting assistant coach. I don't know well. He will that person male or female that person Know how to deal with with westbrook for better for worse and if not what you know there's there are some confusing aspects of this and this thing with the wizard. It's never just simple so simple. You can't just start over. I i kind of wish they would be able to start over but they can't so they're in this middle ground where it feels like. They often have been for the last the one opportunity to start over as they've never had an asset. That could bring back enough. That would give you a chance. A start over like they have with bradley beal. That's the only difference here right. They actually have an asset. That could give him a chance. At a rebuild. Start with just you know i. I don't know if it's a harden hall but whatever it would end up being Will be something that they've never had before because there would be significant interest. Now the other by the way i think it was I think it was very very interesting way that you put that. I don't think i've heard anybody else. Put it this way. And it's one of the reasons. I love ben. That scott brooks isn't a players coach. He's a star he. He's a star coach. And but it's but it's more than that the you really don't see any of this stuff clearly until they're playing postseason games. I love russell westbrook and half the rightist career. Oh before he even got here. I had finally come to the conclusion. You cannot win with him. This time of year it. It's more apparent now than ever after watching this past series. I actually really think bradley. Beal is an elite level score. But i don't think he's an elite player. I think he is going to make the third team this year. The nba author. He deserves it based on the year. He had but if he's your number one you're not winning in the postseason. You're not a championship caliber team. You know there are what we saw. The other night was as frustrating as frustrating gets because they were absolutely embarrassing on defense and a lot of the. The embarrassment of defense times has been influenced by their to supposed star players. Who are often disinterested who are often distracted My god i bear..
"ota m." Discussed on The Kevin Sheehan Show
"I mean. Look i guess a. I don't really understand how you could be unsure right. It'd be one thing to say you're unsure who the next coach would be right. I mean you have to go through a search or whatever. I don't know how you haven't figured out what you have in scott brooks. It's been five years for better for worse. I'm not saying it's if you if you believe in what's the what are you going to determine about everything over the next few days. I guess you know the Went through a served for the gm. He's supposedly talked to seventy eight people. That which that's my point right. Well that was also adding total. Silliness if you actually looked at the list of the he was talking to but the but this this is they wanted to give off the a a look of this is a deliberative process. Even if as the gm situation when it landed on a guy who had been in the building for fifteen years and for what it's worth. I think tommy shepherds done a pretty good job. I mean you know. I think if you look at almost all the moves. They made this year. The little ones the big ones everything kind of worked out or at least was up more positive than negative and You know he's done some good things on on the marginal trading for davis bertans last year in daniel gaffer this year for basically. You'll not much. I mean gaffer's troy brown but you know what i mean like. He's done good work. Some of the free agent signings and look even the westbrook wall trade. If you give that. I think that's more of an ownership decision but in terms of you know if you're gonna label everything the gm heading that. That worked out positively enlarge as well so To this point. So i think he's done a good job and i would personally think it would make sense to bring him back but yeah it's it's conceivable that everything's in play in there for. There is more into indecision right now than i'm picture. Yeah i mean i just think it's the nature. I'm not saying that individually. These people don't have a really strong sense of what they want. But it is always been an organizational concensus deep dive lots of evaluation. Lots of considering everything in talking to lots of people until they arrive at sort of a consensus He is not an impulsive slam his fist down on a table. It's over this is what we're doing guy I'm talking about ted. Of course i agree with you on tommy. I think tommy really knows basketball. And i i have no problem with him. Continuing his the gm my preference would be that they overall try to go in a new in a new direction. Even though i know more likely than not. The new direction won't produce championship caliber. Teams Either but i think this is A rut day or in I think their biggest upside is forty eight wins and a five seed and maybe maybe to win a series But there's no championship caliber no championship contention with the current construction of this roster and staff what do you think yeah i mean i think the problem with this team even though the strong close to the regular season was fun and look in the year. We've all had considering her ladder. Night wasn't fun now. The ploughs the plan and the plot and the plows were less less fun Some some good moments but you know some duds that we didn't see over the last twenty three game. From even when they lost they were losing by at the buzzer but by and large the ceiling. Here is a lot lower. You know if you compare it to the wall and beal era right. The thing was at both of those players were ascending. And even though the lebron james impediment eastern was obvious. And that's why nobody really thought the wizard were an nba contender by any stretch title contender. We didn't know where things were headed out. In this case bill continues to get better every year. And he's only twenty seven. He'll be twenty eight later this month but the westbrook look for better for worse. We know what westbrook is. The ceiling is obvious and they don't have enough else. The third best player on the team. These based on money davis bertans was more or less a no show in the playoffs. And there's reasons to think that could continue going forward and you know react. Tomorrow showed some signs of progress during the year in the playoffs. But what about. The consistency is the next level. And so on so. It's hard to look at the team advances that Anything more than five or six seed is is conceivable in a sport in which realistically most years four or five teams we know going in. Have a shot at winning it all. And if that's your if you're a fan who is you know rings or bus all about being a contender than honestly. I'd be disappointed if you can look at the wizard debt. Hey this is really entertaining. Because russell westbrook is an absolute force of nature of bradley beal's one of the better players in the league and so on while then you can probably get by for the next two years. But if you're looking at this like well when it's been forty years. What are the wizards back in contention. I'd say realistically you're probably having to wait a couple more years at least and that's assuming a unless timely shepper pulls off a pretty appraise sneaky move that seems unlikely based on the limited options he at his disposal his disposal awesome. Yeah or if somehow they hit you know On a picket number fifteen that turns out to be. You know what we've had you know some middle of the first round guys. Do hockey more has a leap. Where he's i keep saying. He has a capacity leap which nobody saw with. That guy. sure. I mean things could get interesting but look even still westbrook You know for better for worse. He's not always the the guy you want as your sort of lead at the end of games in big games and there's always that aspect of it but lisi if we just give the allure of contending you know we have something allen expected is it. It's just. It's just that. I every year when we get to play off time I've always felt as a long lifelong basketball fan an nba. Fan and wizards fan. For that matter that you really don't learn about teams until they start playing true meaningful games where the opponents not on the second half of a back to back or they're not caring about you know really giving effort that night or playing defense. These are these. Are the games that mattered. This is where you judge players and you judge teams and this team was d- a major disappointment in this series. I never expected them to win the series. I predicted five games. But god damn i thought they were gonna win the other night. That team was not the number one seeded team that they played on on wednesday night. That was a a team without its best player in joel embiid and i thought the wizards were at least equal. To what the seventy sixers we're gonna put out there and not only were they not equal. It wasn't even close and their two best players. Were disappointing. did a nice job early and fell. Apart because offensively when the game slows down. He was a turnover machine. They didn't even know how to handle.
Wet Notes - 5-21-21
"This is wet notes here on scuba shock. Radio for friday may twenty one two thousand and twenty one first up. Today's news from the history of diving museum down in. I'll mirada florida about a month ago. On april twenty first to be precise. They opened up a new exhibit at the museum. This new exhibit is called diving in pop culture and it runs through december two thousand and twenty one the exhibit showcases. The underwater world portrayed in advertising entertainment and mainstream culture. The museum says that there is something for everyone. They have the regulator that was used in star wars. I think i read somewhere that a been an old decor that was used for darth vader's heavy breathing. They also have stuff from jaws men of honor and of course see hunt. Yes it's still alive. This is not a virtual So you'll have to get down to i'll miranda before december thirty first to catch diving in pop culture. Pick or it didn't happen. That's the tagline used by light. I'm sure to have my acolyte. Olympus t g six rig when i head down on a couple of days well i just saw that. They are running a contest for people to design their new pick or it didn't happen shirt. The design winner will get five hundred dollars worth who i like year. That's pretty nice. I hope you also get a teacher now. The contest opened on may first and runs until june sixth. So he's not a lot of time. The designs must be underwater photos or have underwater theme. And you must incorporate pick or it didn't happen into the design. No other words are allowed. You cannot use the ike light logo or any other copyrighted material the entry form on the lake blog so you have to search for light contest to find the link. I wasn't able to get to directly from their main websites. Who just do a little bit of searching there so fire up your creative juices and enter the pick or it didn't happen. T shirt design contest from michael. Light is reef. Well this is very interesting. Hope reef is an initiative that is being sponsored by shiba. The cat food brand hope reef is in sulawesi indonesia and they are planning to restore one hundred eighty five thousand square meters of reef spells out hope and apparently you can spot the letters on google earth. The purpose beyond restoration is to drive awareness and show how positive change can happen in our lifetime. Hope was unveiled on may fifth. Two thousand twenty one but it actually started two years ago is using something called restare technology that incorporates centimeter wide steel stars that the corals can attach to hope reef has its own youtube channel and you can check out the short one minute and thirty eight second video called the film that grows coral. It's called the film that grows coral because all advertising revenues from the film support the hope reef. Just go out there and search hope brief. Take a look diving with a purpose. That's exactly what a team of divers started last week. According to an associated press article. That i read this team of five to ten. Divers started a massive six month effort to clean up lake. Tahoe out in california. Their plan is to cover seventy two miles of shoreline and their goal is to conduct three dives each week to a depth of about twenty five feet. The team will be running this dive schedule from now through november. The operation is being sponsored by a nonprofit called. Clean up the lake. It was founded by a guy named colin west who is a diver and a filmmaker. The ultimate cost of this endeavor is two hundred and fifty thousand dollars on that i dive. They pulled two hundred pounds of trash from lake tahoe and tagged twenty larger items for subsequent removal. It's amazing that people still use our lakes rivers and oceans as garbage dumps. Good luck to this team for making a difference and diving with a purpose in case you missed it. Psi pci the gurus scoop scuba cylinder inspection. Recently posted a short article on died news wire. They needed to dispel a couple of rumors. Flying around out there about scuba tanks. One was about old luxury tanks. But that's not what i want to talk about here. Apparently there is a really bad rumor going around that beginning in two thousand and twenty one. Steel cylinders are exempt from ota cleaning requirements. What how did that one start. That is just unsafe and dangerous. Cg a or the compressed gas association states oh to cleaning is required for anything above twenty three point five percent over to please please please make sure you get your tanks properly serviced and cleaned for. Oh two as necessary thanked. Psi pci and finally. Here's some news from vermont. The remote business magazine recently reported there has been an appeal of the vermont agency of natural resources permit to sink the one hundred and fifty two foot ferry and the adirondack. as an artificial reef in lake champlain. The vermont national resource council via in the lake champlain committee. Lc has appealed to permit the vn rc's policy and water program director. John grove been. Doesn't think that this sinking is for the benefit of the people of vermont as it only serves a small group of divers. Laurie fisher the executive director of el-sisi stated that lake champlain is not a dumping ground. She feels the pcb's and other contaminates from the ferry will impact their drinking. Water she indicated that lake champlain. Already has one hundred racks and doesn't need the mvp honor adirondack on the bottom certainly an interesting perspective wondering how this will turn out.
"ota m." Discussed on Vegas Nation - Raiders Football
"He to give you some thoughts readers before entering into the and other topics. We find interesting here. We go at them just just a while ago while ago. Then he boston. Your of the review. Journal headline raiders players. Vote to skip voluntary outs. His work now. We've seen other teams do this up until now. The probability is most follow suit. But the raiders have voted and they will not they will not do off season workouts. They will do all virtual. Ota's so bring through the patriots the lines. The buccaneers broncos all skippy. Not as what's going on. What do you really think. Is it the cost of this wider..
Philadelphia Eagles to start Jalen Hurts at QB over Carson Wentz
"Jalen hurts time in philadelphia and jalen hurts will make his first. Nfl start sunday against the new orleans. Saints so welcome to the league young man you go against a really good carson wentz back up her and while this seems crazy to all of us it's also kind of crazy to doug peterson i don't take carson wentz out of it. I didn't expect us to be in this situation back in april. So let's just start there. Listen everybody around jalen or around. Carson has to has to elevate their game. We can't do this. They can't do this alone right. They can't they can't do that. It's impossible to to attack. You know an opponent would just one guy so But i fully expect our guys. I play hard and do everything they can to try and win along perfectly clear here what's become crazy about. This is not the way that all of this went down because it became very obvious that a quarterback change needed to be made. But just the fact that here we are in twenty twenty and we'll probably see tastes hill against jalen hurts in this game i key. Let's start with you. What do you think of the eagles finally making this new well. It's about time. I think we you know a lot of the media around and been talking about this for weeks on of weeks but as they say better late than never and i think it's jalen hurts his job to lose and i'm talking about long term. I think when you look at the situation. And i've been around a lot of quarterbacks in my time in organizations and when you say here's a guy who has a opportunity on a two to three games sample that he could take this job and make it his own. He cannot be coursing wins. What i mean by that is he cannot play like carson with. He has to play like the jalen hurts. That was drafted in top fifteen picks in the national football league. That guy that we saw at oklahoma the guy that we saw a brief time in alabama. If he does that and he can ignite this offense. Then it's his job to lose. Come next off season. I think the philadelphia eagles are looking for the same things. I think when you look at it they say okay. If jalen does what he's supposed to do we go into the offseason with a quarterback battle. Ota's as many camp training camp. Give the up to carson wentz. Because that's what we're gonna do because you follow the money and then you put carson carson wentz carson jalen carson with a short lease. You say you got two to three games to prove yourself and if not we go snatch twenty one is hurts. His team were done which it. That is the way you do it.
Should the Patriots replace Cam Newton with Jarrett Stidham?
"Think this is where we need to start because it's where everybody is starting when we talk about the Patriots and where we're at with Cam Newton right now in terms of the Patriots quarterback of the here-and-now home and also maybe even looking Beyond here and now to the 2021 season even and here in New England you turn on Boston sports radio, and I'm not trying to pick on those guys, but there are definitely talking a lot about Jarrett Stidham and the possibility of benching Cam Newton for Jarrett Stidham. I think they're crazy. But that that's a topic for another day. Mostly I want to focus on what are your opinions right knee about how cam is playing and how he can obviously improve from objectively. What was a very bad game on Sunday against the Cardinals whether you're a chemist and or a cam hater. Yeah, and it wasn't dead. A game against Arizona and Arizona. First of all, I think you have to remember that Arizona's defense is a lot different than Houston's defense. It's a lot different than Seattle's defense back in week to that Houston game. That's you know game those were two games with Jim actually got the passing game going and you felt hey maybe they could put together a passing game that could actually be effective Arizona see on their athletic. They fly all over the place Isaiah Simmons budda Baker. Like they have guys that can play they have some different things and they certainly they were putting an egg nine guys in the box of times. I'm sure having you saw that as well. I know you have from some of the work you've done they were basically dare in New England like go ahead. S game by throwing the football and it looked like they couldn't, you know, they got a couple breaks at the end with a missed field-goal and Isaiah Simmons penalty then put them in position to win, but they didn't win that game because of the passing game, but you know, that often said, I think we all have to sort of take a step back and realize a couple of things one. You mentioned I studied quarterbacks. Each week at USA Today. I have to do what we call a QB camp where I put up five of my quarterback videos of the most notable quarterback performances. There are some weeks friends. It's hard to find five good quarterback package, which is league-wide It's just tough. This is one of those weeks like you might get Baker Mayfield than that because there's just not great quarterback players Patriots fans were spoiled from two decades of Tom Brady where we took the best at the quarterback position weekend and week out but then when you take a step back and you don't have that and you see guys like, you know, Derek Carr and his high variance play or Baker Mayfield in his high variance player. Look at Carson waves, I mean talk about somebody that's regressed. He's regressed all the way back to his senior year at North Dakota State quarterback plays tough. And right now we have a quarterback. That's high variance. Well, that's one thing. I think we need to remember the other is this he came in late in a strange year in the midst of a pandemic with no training camp more minimal training camp. No minicamps. No OTAs, no prestige. James be tough complicated offense to run that has so many different moving parts. You've read The Playbook, you know, Evan every road has like six different variations. I'm trying to do is hard. There are some play books that are easy. It's like oh, yes, this makes sense Bruce Arians Playbook. It's kind of easy. Nothing really changes Josh McDaniels doing the Patriots Playbook. It's like quantum physics for me. Like I I can't figure it out. And so to try to do that in the midst of all this is difficult. So with that context, I think you know, if you want to get into the home Jared versus cam debate. I don't really think there is one because as you pointed out this week on Twitter Bill Belichick has seen Jarrett Stidham now for almost two years. He's seen him every day in practice if Jake was going to be the answer to what fixed to what else is Patriots passing game. Yes, he would play him but he's not so that tells you what you need to know about Jackson them. I was on Jarrett Stidham home. Right before they signed Camp. I remember I wrote the peace and said look Jack said it was a planet quarterback everybody and I'm so glad I snuck in at the ad. Well, look if they could get can do it for cheap short not be great. But Jarod said it was a planet like two weeks later. I signed Cam Newton Cam right now gives them the best chance to win games. Is it through the passing game most weeks? Probably not, you know this week might be a get right opportunity. But if I you know, if for the 2021 season, I still think canvas done enough to earn the chance to win this job with a full complement of training camp preseason, all that stuff of the engine needs to get better at Short of the mechanics break. Absolutely not do they matter. Sometimes they actually do but right now he's the best shot they've got week in and week out to win games.
Iota makes landfall in Nicaragua as "extremely dangerous" Category 4
"OTA has made landfall in Nicaragua as a devastating category for hurricane with sustained winds of 155 MPH. That was what it sounded like when the storm hit Colombia, the National Hurricane Center's Andy Lata the win by straining storm surge and truthful rainfall across Central America, and especially across the northeastern Nicaragua, southern Honduras. That's gonna be happening over the next day or so.
Episode 137 Mega Movie Monster Mania pt 2 - burst 09
"Of helping the killer a little bit by being monumentally stupid and. I. Kind of made me think of Oh I. Think it was sought to night where the girl was going to get the antidote or whatever, and it was in that trap box she stuck her arm and Michigan Blur arm back out. Yeah right? Yes. That's Kinda. How this guy just poked his head out. and. I guess it was like an elevator shaft or something opened onto the roof. It's not really clear and the way that it happened that things on a hinge in the way that it happens like he'd have to just hold his neck at a certain position for that thing to like slam down on top it's not like. It's doors it opens they used to come down and clamp around his neck. But I still enjoy that death because he. Is Good but it just seems like he was he's like suicidal or sent home. He wanted that tap and there's also a pitchfork death that's in the pictures this again, I wish we'd all my God. Let's devote the rest of our lives to doing a breakdown of what implement was used. And how many times you know we'll get a big chart going you UN. Sure Yeah pitchfork deaths. Lectures. I. Give an ascend. My two weeks notice to work right now because it's going to take his going to take some time with monks. We're going to be leading a little alike room together the microwave. That's all we have to just a microwave. Most popular stabbed with a pitchfork movies and TV shows. Yeah. Now, that's actually something that pulled up on. IMDB. Really yes it actually has Naive thinking that nobody had tabulated all that yet. They can you can actually on refine searches and keywords a home Mike God you can click on stab with pitchfork PITCHFORK says twenty two. but it also says bare-chested male. Yeah. Okay. Wow. They're really like there's all kinds of filters you can have applied to. Stab with a pitch for the prowler. Yeah. For sure delirium I don't remember delirium. Is that a F- lumber to Baba we're not to watch that. It's incomprehensible also the burning had like hedge clippers or something yes. So there was a excessive force I guess had a pitchfork death I don't remember that. There's a movie actually called pitch for two thousand and sixteen. At least it made the list. I. Guess we should have figured that did Otas name Michael Ian. Thomas in Griffith Thomas Ian Griffith I can't remember his whole name I wonder if
Microsoft Said to Be in Talks to Buy TikTok, as Trump Weighs Curtailing App
"President Trump has given Microsoft until September fifteenth to negotiate a deal to buy a piece of Tiktok that's a step back from trump's threat on Friday that he would ban the popular Chinese video APP, which he calls a national security risk. Let's bring in Greg Remai- Otas he's an editor at Reuters and was one of the reporters who broke the story and Greg Microsoft said in a statement that it's committed to acquiring tick tock but there are a few things that they I need to work out what are some of the main concerns over the next few weeks? So, they need to convince US national security officials that TIKTOK will not offer any backdoor to China's government were to be separated from its current owner by dance and be owned by Microsoft. All of TIKTOK data on American users is already stored in the United States, but because talks platform. It's algorithms is code are shared by other by dance APPs US officials need to be convinced that if the word to be a sale to. Microsoft. By then sworn, be left holding the keys and still have access to the APP let's break down just a little bit. So talks parent company, which is a Chinese company has taken steps in the past to try to appease US regulators on this front. But president trump still says it's a national security risk just remind US briefly how we got here. So we wrote a sexually broke news last year the Committee on foreign investment in the United States had opened an investigation into Tiktok. This is a US government panel, the scrutinises deals for potential national security risks. But of course what has happened since then is that relations between the United States and China have deteriorated. The president told reporters less last week that she was sexually looking at banning tiktok. But we reported yesterday that he will now allow this process to run, and if process will basically give forty five days for Microsoft and bind them to see the negotiate a deal that can you know a piece US national security officials So, this Microsoft deal would involve them buying tick. Tock Service here Canada Australia and new. Zealand so does that mean that this parent company would still operate the service in the rest of the world? How exactly what that work? That's the key question show. We understand that as far as those countries are concerned, Microsoft would be taking over but like the the. will be in the detail because this is being don show by will have no access no backdoor TIKTOK and to be fair that's probably why you show the president and some of his in the White House not being able to make up their minds because it's been like a very big question mark can you know that the -nology of Tiktok really be taken away from by them in a way that satisfies US concerns. Microsoft owns linked in, but otherwise, it isn't really well known as a social media space. How big of a deal would this acquisition of Tiktok for Microsoft I mean would then put it in the same space to compete more directly with the facebooks in the snapchat. So the world absolutely would be transformative and you may have noticed at the congressional hearings last week when. Four big technology company CEOS attracted the ire of lawmakers Republican, and Democrat Microsoft wasn't there. Beyond Lincoln Microsoft mainly focuses on. Business Software and and this you know and map that both hammer million. Users in the United States, would you know give Microsoft one of you the social media industries, gems, and? Turn them into. A very big player she'll be. To see how the president navigates the politics of this deal with his own base menu supporters are suspicious of big technology companies. They perceive any inherent bias against conservatives, social media, and at the same time you probably over the weaker many of his you know Republican supporters, Lindsey Graham, particular tweeting, making statements, encouraging the president to clinch the deal with Microsoft show. You be very interested to see how trump navigator this. Yeah, I mean some of the speculation is that trump backed off of earlier threats because it would alienate the party's younger users ahead of the election do you think that this deal will actually happen? The big unknown here is this technology issues we discussed this you sure absolute seperation back of suddenly has the cash to pay for this. The question is, can a deal be put together? That appeases the hawks in DC. That's Greg Room Yoda's editor of corporate finance in Deals at Reuters Greg. Thank you. Thank you.
Breaking Down NFL Virtual OTAs
"So so explain to me what a virtual TA or virtual mini campus each player is working out individually or what yeah I was so so a lot of this is having to do is just kind of communication that the the team's going to have with their players there's going to be online meetings you know zoom meeting kind of stuff they're gonna be able to to talk to the players kind of go through the playbook that they might have some virtual workout type stuff maybe Lauren Landau will lead some workouts I mean in the end they they have to keep social distance right and they kind of have to do this from either their own house or from places where they're not to be around people and and the Broncos are like every other NFL team are taking this very seriously but there's a lot of guys that get workout bonuses they get off season training bonuses just for showing up so the Broncos like every other NFL team that wanted the night these guys that opportunity plus again if you lose all offseason communication with your players you're gonna be really really far behind so that the team like every NFL team is is kind of proceeding with okay this is the best we can do we can pass out the playbooks we can get the information these guys the coaches can talk to the players and the kind of proceed from there Ryan Edwards co host of Broncos country tonight is our guest
Cousins: Empty stadium play could be 'refreshing'
"Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk cousins didn't cry uncle when asked about the possibility of playing games in empty stadiums without fans cousin said quote honestly we practice every day in an empty grass area and pumping fake crowd noise for away games you're used to it OTA practices don't have a lot of pomp and circumstance to them so honestly to go out and just play the game what kind of be refreshing a breath of fresh air cousins says to just let us know that we don't have to have all the smoke in the fire we can just play football cousins expressed optimism regardless he said quote hopefully if it's still not returned to normal we can find a way to make
Strong All Season: Exercise | Meaghan Terzis
"Now I'm a busy mom of two. I run a busy household a an entrepreneur and so energy is so key in my day and so if I don't have enough energy. I'm not able to do the things that I really need to do. And the things that I need to get done. Sometimes it doesn't get done right so I wanNA make sure that my energy is up high and that I'm able to function from up here and so I wanNA share with you guys some of my favorite daughter products and oils that. I use to make sure that I'm on top of my game all right so first things first I wanna talk essential oils because we all know that dough. Tara has the most incredible essential oils and these. I've actually chosen three. That are my favorites now again. There's a ton of different oils. That will help and that we will love. These are three of my favorites. So number one being peppermint now peppermint. I'm sure that a of you guys can agree with me is a staple in my home. I love this oil. It comes everywhere with me. You'll find it in my purse. My Gym bag. You'll find it beside my bed in my bathroom. It literally is any everywhere that I go because it's one that I grab quite often throughout the day. This is a great oil for pre and post workout and how I use it for energy. Is that what I do is put one to two drops in the palm of my hand. I will rub my hands together and I'll just do a nice little tent. Be over the nose and it takes three big inhalations in what this is going to do. Is it's going to help to open up and support the airways another thing that I like to do is I like to take the remainder of the oil. That's on my hands. I like to rub it on the back of my neck and onto my shoulders because what that's doing is actually going to give this nice beautiful sensation and so I find that to be very invigorating. It's very energizing. And just you know when you're hitting that wall in the middle of the day and you're just needing something to help pick you up. Grab your peppermint oil. You'll be surprised how well this works. And how great this feels and just is a really feel good oil and again just a couple nice. Big inhalations is a great way to use your peppermint oil also. Great in the diffuser as well. Now I said my second I have three oils but actually my second one. I'm kind of classified as my citrus oils because citrus oils are very uplifting. Now do I have a one specific citrus oil that I love? It's hard to say because there's so many good ones I love wild orange I love lemon grapefruit citrus bliss so anything citrusy is very uplifting. It's very energizing. It's feel good so if you come to my house you will find diffusers. In every single room and in those diffusers you will typically find a citrus oil diffusing now what I love about citrus oils. Is that it blends well with pretty much anything and everything. So you can add some some floral to it if you want so your you know your drain. Yam or your Lang Lang or you could do something more. Mid To experiment or peppermint or something herbal. So I love things like Rosemary which is also really nice. And the diffuser as well so again using your your citrus oils to help. Energize you Is a great way to to help give you that little bit of boost of energy throughout your day again you can do a drop into your hands and again the ten teepee couple big inhalations and you can also apply to. Paul's point so the risks behind the ears Those are also great ways to use citrus oils. Also I know that. A lot of people love aromatherapy jewelry. So you can buy necklaces. And bracelets with the aromatherapy jewelry that have eleven beads or have felt beads so that you can apply oils and just kind of smell throughout the day My third favourite oil is actually blend so. Tara has some incredible blends and one of my favorite blends to help. Give me energy through. My Day is motivate if you have not tried this oil yet. I highly suggest that you do it. Such an uplifting feel-good oil. It again has pepper minute. Has Clementines has got peppermint got some citrus oils in there it also has coriander Basil Melissa Rosemary and a little bit of Vanilla. So it's very minty fresh clean smell and I use it the same way that I use my government and I use it the same way he's my citrus oils. Whether I Do a nice little tent and have a Nice Cup a nice couple big inhalations in or I put it in my diffuser. I apply it to my pulse points or put it on my jewelry. These are the ways that I loved oils air medically because when we breathe in natural aromatic compound is going through the olfactory the nose and it's hitting our limbic system in the brain which controls a lot of different things in the body and it's a great way to use oils to help support our moves in to help to support our feeling another incredible product that you can try to help to increase energy throughout your day is meadow to Max now. I'm not sure if you guys have tried this product yet but it's probably one of my favorites especially when it comes to a balanced stable energy. Alright so this is not energy stamina complex it. Has Things like Ginseng. Which is a natural energy boost? So it doesn't have things that are like harmful stimulants or caffeine. So you're not going to experience a crash. What this does is it actually delivers. Atp Andrea Cells. So it's actually enhancing might Oke Andrea function and again you're going to be delivered a solid stable balanced energy throat. You're so if you haven't yet tried this. It's an awesome product to try out like I said one of my favorites I typically like to use it in the morning Prior to my workout and again I like to get things done in the morning between six. Am and noon. And that's typically what. I like to use this product just to give that balanced table energy throat my day now again as we're talking about energy. I think it's important to know that there are many things in our life that contribute to what causes us to experience energy right. So it's not just grab your peppermint or grab your your oils. Which are great. They will help their great tools that we can put an tool belt for for emergencies and for things like that but we also want to look at our lifestyle right. Are we sleeping properly. Are we getting the right amount? Might amount of hours of sleep. Are we eating? The right. Diet are as neutral as our nutrition up to par right. Are we getting enough movement in into our daily into our day as well right? Are we moving our bodies are we? Are we exercising? And so I want you to really look at these areas can take a look like. Are there things that you can improve when it comes to sleep? I mean I I love having a good sleep routine in place right and I love a good bedtime routine for my children and for myself for me. I'm all it's all about self care so again I love being able to go in and get the diffusers going using some of my favorite nighttime oils things like lavender. Vetiver Cedar Wood Frankencense piece. So those are some of the oils that you'll find in the bedroom things that I like to use. I will always have a lavender touch roller bottle beside my bed to roll in the bottoms of my feet. I also like to have a piece of paper and a pen so that I can bring dumping but everything in my head onto paper so that it just helps me to have a better night's sleep right so look at your routines and create some great routines for yourself and for your family to help to improve your sleep because if you're sleeping better you're going to have more energy the next day or eight so take a look at that. We also want to look at our nutrition and our diet right. We WanNa make sure that we're eating the right foods right. We WanNa make sure eating fruits and vegetables. We WanNa make sure eating. Lean searches a protein complex. Carbohydrates healthy fats. We WanNa make sure that. We're watching the amount of sugar that we're eating processed foods. We want to eliminate or limit those things right so for me. I know that healthy diet but our foods aren't as nutrient dense. They were fifty years ago. So it's important for me to make sure that I'm using the right supplements in in in along with my Diet. Because that's what's going to help to give me energy now. I loved Otas. Lifelong vitality pack. It is definitely one of my favorite products that actually helps to give me energy throughout my day as well In here we have three different products that we use. We have our L. S. E. R. S. Which is our cellular complex. Which actually going to help provide great healthy cells in the body because as we age our cell to diminish you. It's important for us to have the the making sure that we're keeping those cells replenished we also have our Seo Omega which is our Omega supplement which is great for cardiovascular Brain and joint health and we also have our micro plex vm. It's it's got your twenty two essential vitamins and nutrients in there so again. You're not getting it if you're not getting it from your daily Diet it's important to make sure you get it and so for me. I've really noticed a huge difference in my overall energy throughout my day. By using this multivitamin and making sure that an eating a well balanced nutritional diet and then the third thing is obviously exercise and movement and a lot of people have business conception that in order to exercise it means you have to go and kill yourself from Jim. Right and like all these all these things that we have to go and work out for X. amount of hours really at the end of the day as long as you get your heart rate up. Maybe break a little bit of a sweat. That's important so maybe get outside. Go for a walk. Go for a run. You know put on a a Yoga Youtube video and do some yoga. It's really easy. It's what you enjoy and I think that's the thing you have to remember when it comes to movement do what you enjoy because that ultimately that's GonNa make you happy and that's what's going to help you to continue doing those things and creating those habits in your
OTA marketplace fragmented but travel experiences are converging – Skift
"So do you think there's a shake up coming on the OTA travel sector and you know maybe other any companies out there that you're following more closely than others that you're perhaps bullish on so the customer corporate travel managers has expressed an interest at some point in time of bringing O. G. A. rates into the mix you know do I allow Expedia booking dot com hotels dot com rates and make those available to our corporate travelers what we're finding is in some cases that makes sense probably in Europe in certain situations where you just can't get to the hotel any other way other than buying potentially direct but for the most part we're just not seeing a significant discount from those rates okay and and the other disadvantaged listings when their discounted those rates and to be non refundable and and and potentially prepaid which really aren't applicable for the corporate travel market the issue that we're going it does he said that's true in plus you have all these fees that are embedded in there that are tough to find as well read the latest issue that we're finding it more often than not you don't see all the season when you show up at the hotel to check out there's a resort the property fee they they kind of wrap it in a different names but there's a fee that's charged on checkout counter hidden and it seems to be more prevalent with these TA types of rates that you see with the other rates that are out there it's such a game Steve real quick I have a question for listeners you I suggest monitoring hotel rates about a month out why is that what to look for the leisure market most of the revenue managers of hotels really start getting a sense of occupancy about thirty days out and in our daily rate shopping we kinda look at how often rates you get kind of get adjusted up or down and all the fun starts for the leisure market about thirty days forty five to thirty days out from check yet in the corporate market it's more about two weeks out from check in it's so you know what happens with our solution is will check every day but as we get closer to those with those we actually speed up and we start checking multiple times per day to take advantage of those rate drops that they Kerr heard you mention twice Europe cell I don't trip Pam is headquartered in Dallas where our engineer Bob is based because although Merion I renew your can have ready in Saint Paul our show is produced in Dallas and distribute over the satellite from there but I want to hear about your international expansion because I'm told you now have a regional headquarters in London and other operations in France and Germany why well because it really started with a larger US companies wanting us to process transactions on a global basis and so as we started bringing up you know their entities in those countries we needed the ability to support them and provide service so we've established an office in London we've got sales account management all those necessary parts and pieces there we're also starting to make some headway into you know the other countries in Europe as well but we're we're global at this point I mean we're processing bookings and a hundred and eighty countries around the world is big growth since we last spoke it
This Too Shall Pass and it Aint That Bad
"To the Shalini. Show Jelena's a New York Times bestselling author celebrity fitness trainer in obsessed assist with helping you. Actually we're not going for a ride. We're just sitting in my car. Thanks for being here and keeping me company. I've got a nice Warm Cup of coffee. He and I got ready a little early today. So I've got like an extra twenty minutes and I was just sitting here going over my day my push journal and I thought you know what I've got something on my mind. I WanNa talk to my my lifers about this one and it's really the idea that life is hard like well and sometimes life is good and easy and we don't always recognize nuys when it's good an easy. It's funny how that is right because you've ever given birth. If you have kids you gave birth to those kids. You know what I'm talking about like you quickly. We kind of forget the painful uncomfortable pieces and you consider having more sometimes but what I really wanted to talk to you about. Is it kind of that idea like talking about the perspective that eventually everything gets better the this is life and today actually yesterday I should say yeah it was yesterday. I was going through this big box of photos. I mean photos from when Britain. I all the way back to when we were just. I married newlyweds. Pictures from our wedding pictures from when Brock was first born and then when he was a toddler Adler and all the birthday parties and then Sierra being born in I do apologize. If you're listening I don't know what the deal is. There just are not as many photos of Sierra. I guess that's at Second Child Syndrome but in my own defense. It's also when like we started taking digital photos and so once everyone one-star doing that. We stopped printing photos. Are you with me like how many thousands and thousands of photos do you have on your phone right now. Div Not printed them like remember remember. How every single week? I don't know if you're old enough to remember this but we all used to go to costco or CVS or the drugstore like probably like once a week and you get this big giant pack of photos autos and it was so weird because you didn't know what you're going to be getting because you took the photos but you didn't have a digital camera to look and see like if the photos were going to be good or not you just picked up this huge stack of real photos. It's so strange that was like a minute ago and it was over. The course of Sierra's lifetime. We just went straight up digital so there aren't as many photos of her poor girl. Love you girl but anyways as I was going through those photos Brett was gone for a couple of days. I was like sitting on the floor and I'm going to these photos and I was really thinking about what was going on lives during those times times like looking at a phone going like. Oh Yeah Whoa I remember. I remember who was there that night. I remember getting a fight earlier that day. I remember remember the argument. I remember vying that skirt. I remember buying that dress like you know what I mean. All those memories were coming back to me but I really started for some some reason thinking about some of the more trying times over the course of the last twenty twenty five years and as I was looking to these photos otas thinking about some of those tough times. I was reminded that in those moments I remember feeling like would would never get better that it was so painful and so horrific in so uncomfortable. Whatever it was right because there's all these different stages there's just never you can't imagine it being incredibly different? I looked at photos when we were in our first Home together and thinking about how how many months we had to work to afford one window treatment. We had this one kind of bigger window in our downstairs area and I had a personal training client at the time who is a decorator and she had these like ornate beautiful window uh-huh treatments and just remember going. Oh Man let's have her designed one beautiful draperies like this beautiful ornate window treatment and and like we had a scrape up every penny to do that and and it felt like such an extravagant thing and I just remember thinking like what would it be like if we could do like all of our windows you know not just have this one night it was now we just have one window but like there's one area where we had like one big tall window anyways ways I remember feeling like will never be out of debt like will we ever have a savings. Will we ever have that time of the month roll around when and we have to pay our mortgage will we ever feel like it's not painful right and then and then I'm looking at more photos and remembering when things dig a little bit easier but but then I remember like then. I'm looking at times when the kids were little and just feeling so overwhelmed and so alone and feeling like Oh gosh this is so oh hard into my doing this right and it's so stressful and I just remember crying and crying because Brock would never stop crying crying when he was a baby and people say the rudest things like. Oh your babies Koloki because they're picking up on your energy you know that you see how it was blame and just remember so many of those struggles and then you know going through additional photos and seeing people who were in my life for a period of time who you know there are good and bad bad times and I remember like the really bad times. I remember like having relationship problems with like a person person who's like no longer in my life and to think about the grief that I was feeling in that moment and then to think like wow. I haven't thought about them in fifteen years breath that time in my life that person became all consuming then every time I I looked at another photo and thought back on what we. We're feeling at that time I would just take a deep breath and the sense of calm just kept coming over me as a reminding myself that nothing's permanent like everything gets better the worst of the worst pain and tough times and challenges. Eventually it gets better eventually. You are better for it. Nothing stayed the way it was. We made it through everything you have made it through everything. No matter how dark the the pain is it you feel right now no matter how much despair you feel and how sad you might be and how devastated stated you may feel this is GonNa pass things are GonNa get better. Your pain is not permanent
How Orbita is using Voice an AI to change the healthcare experience
"Joint today by Nick White of orbiter nick tells a little bit about who you are and what you do. Thanks they have great to be on my. My Name's Nick Wide. As you said I just joined open a recently in the roll off executive vice president patient kiss solutions and in that role look at product that we've gone cold over assists which is a vertical solution? Dove on top of the the over platform focusing on care for patients is and nurses and recently joined the team from Deloitte are being a consultant for many years focusing on How we help people go to disk judge to optimize the way they working every day and thinking about the use of conversational? I cognitive science technology. Oh Jeez and own alterations in terms of the future works of isolated individuals such as nurses or other individuals. They just don't sit behind a desk everyday totally totally so you know. I really wanted to bring Nick on today Because I think that you know as we are seeing with voice assistance in general. You know you're sort of seeing seen this new evolution where they're moving outside of the home and they're moving into new settings and healthcare is one of the settings that I find to be really intriguing. I think there's a whole lot of opportunity. Eighteen eighty in a wide variety of ways in which voice assistance can be layered into that new setting and so You know the first time I got exposed STA to orbital was an exa conferences ago I met nature or and I saw him speak in and I kinda got exposed to orbit a little bit and so before we really dive into orbit assist. which I know is really sort of like your your baby Can you tell us a little bit about the whole idea of orbiter. Yeah No Otas a fascinating organization. I what they have built at. Its Haas is a platform which allows you to do conversational. Management's using a low code on oak coded Borrowers Managing that conversation. That you WANNA have redid customized And then serving that up via any of the platforms be that Google or Alexa Chat bots web chat or even run analog sards art and that platform allows you to to have really rich management affect compensation and the direction that you want to take your shoes. When you're indecisive is new so so that is a platform was really fabulous when I looked at it at a t knows working group in it and then on top of that we're over it is gone on is starting to think about the vertical platforms that sit really nicely on top of that so I wanted to the spectrum with thinking about search engine optimization nations of voice thinking about voice I how do you win somebody is asking natural language processing question how you present the right answer to them it gives them the information they need and then direct them through a flow so getting your brand to position zero is really important in the voice spots yet yeah no I totally agree with that go on the second vehicle is the assist one ano? We're going to get into that mall. But that's really focused around. How do we use voice in clinical goal setting to support Eisenson noces in communicating with each other And providing that rich information transfer between them. We'll get more into that and then we're really focused on Myron is journey management once. You've left the health environment the hospital environments and you headed harms. How do we support you in sums of opened hearings in sunset Johnny managements as you continued to Move through your journey.
Tech Lead Engineer: Herding Cats & Drinks
"We often talk about our growth path as engineers. One of those pass could be attack need engineer in today's episode. We're joined by I Tony Edwards to help talk with us about the role and responsibilities of a tech lead engineer. Tony can even brief introduction of who you are what you do and in what your favorite happy hour beverages sure I'm Tony. I'm a Sophomore Inter net flicks. I spend about twenty percent of my time coding favorites vagrancy my favorite happy hour beverage is a Manhattan Bliss. You're eighty percent of your time. Doing I help run. Projects and attend meetings readings all right okay interesting. We will definitely be getting into more on that before we do. Let's give introduction of today's panelists jam. You're started off Jamyang senior software engineer Netflix Stacy London senior front and Engineer Atlassian and also a feature lead for the last year plus on a project which isn't discussed later. I'm definitely curious on that High Mars Julian. I'm a front end software engineer at AIRBNB so a little different than nomad had lost and yet. I'm not a netflix anymore. So I'm a little bit sad yeah a little bit sad and I'm Ryan Burgess. I may suffer engineering manager at Net applets in each episode of the Front Unhappy Our podcast. We loved choose a keyword. If it's mentioned it all in the episode we will all take a drink. What do we decide today's keyword. It is projects so we say the word project projects new all take a drink her. Let's jump in. How would you describe what attack lead role engineer love listening listening like that out of attending meetings the little writing code some architect? Ing squishy socks thing softens architect teens not necessarily really soft yeah. It's not but ultimately gotta lean on your fellow engineers but it's important that you set so the broad strokes folks so a lot more like planning and off front work but then letting other engineers run with something yeah you gotTa Transfer People for sure all right anything else that odds that definition. I think it's an interesting I did ask for definition in the first place because I think every company will execute it very very differently and so it's interesting to hear obviously everyone's perspective here. I think we all have a slightly different definition in mind where the like coating to sort of management management ratios might be very very different depending on where you work. I think that's a fair point is they're completely different. Depending on the company say a lead engineer sewing that is honest honest with themselves about the amount of coding they do. Tony said Yeah. I feel like your son no matter what as a tech lead you're likely coating less. I think in general is engineers in years. We overestimate how much coding we do like Oh. You're you're seeing yourself engineering. It's cutting your your pilots seventy eighty percent of the time and it's probably more like sixty percent of the time we we we got a lot of meetings yeah. I I do think as you become more senior and more complexity of your role that grows hashing that's really funny as your coating actually goes down. That's definitely the way I've seen it in in my house yeah and I like put enough. I've had a conversation with our director about this much. Hey you know I it turns out. I'm starting most of my time. I'm doing network which is like writing. Docs meetings and organizing people in wrangling different projects and like. I don't feel like I'm doing my job. He's like that. Is Your job like your job to get stuff done. No matter what it takes sometimes coating more often than not it's not coating and that's kind of what lead engineers do by the way for the word projects as Mars for wholeness countable thin sharp. I think so I mentioned Fisher lead with the introductions and that's a role. I guess I really haven't heard of that particular. Taylor role until I got to a LASSEN and it's not official like role as in like senior engineer and like a future leader or anything like it's an addendum addendum. It's like a thing that you do as senior or you actually be any level and do that particular role but it's like somebody that let's say you take a team. That's pretty big and you break them up into smaller. smaller teams to work on a particular feature so like maybe on on screen. There's like some small. thing like you're building. They are a card that does X. That's a feature you feature lead it and what that really means. You're trying to help the product manager and the designer figure out anything that needs to happen to get that done from like the technical side so they're gonNA define. Maybe what the product manager and the designer according to define like you know what is and what it should look like and you're gonNA figure out the how and it doesn't mean that you wouldn't figure out how with let's say let's say you're on a future team and you have other senior engineers or junior all levels that you're working with. They're gonNA also figure out how to build this thing but you might run interference or maybe make make it so they don't have to go otas many meetings as you do about the technical implementation. see figure stuff out. Maybe a little bit more so that they can just like go and bills and and not have to be distracted too much. I think that's that's one way to think about it. A switch that up by future too is meaning is you could be the the lead on this feature and insulin so it could be on the lead on the next feature like is it something that's kind of interchangeable totally on insult for the last year more than like a future lead on a huge each screen Bisley redoing the entire poll request experience and that is a massive thing. That's like many many many many many features and actually actually to be honest it was it was too much that was me like almost never coating and doing a lot of like interference in all sorts of stuff and recently. We decided to break that up so now we we have many feature lead. You know people from different levels not all senior. I'm just taking over and owning a little piece of that page in working through plus really Likud. I didn't actually know to feature lead was but it sounds very similar to like attack lead lead engineer whatever it is it's very similar but is very narrow focus on on this particular feature year leading this ever yeah. It's really cool. I think another area that we miss maybe defining on how to describe attack lead. They feel like you're dealing a lot more with cross functional teams. I feel like as an engineer. You're always working really closely with your team. Maybe maybe you're working with the PM the designer but oftentimes there's other requirements come across cross functionally. There's like other engineering other disciplines that need to be brought brought in and you might be that person on goes in Shepherd's that and brings a technical perspective to it. He drew clarify cross functional for those who don't speak Silicon Valley. I don't know if it's is just silicon valley but I've not heard that too much. Okay that's fair. I mean cross functional to me means different functions of the business so that might actually be like like I mentioned PM design but it could also be even cross functional engineering teams. There's like A. Ui Team is a back end team Thurs networking team. There's like who knows what your project needs but you might actually be involved in a lot of those discussions where you're talking about okay how does the the back in interface with the Ui how does the backend interface with a database and those are the types of conversations where I feel like a tech lead might be involved. It's some of those meetings that you may not. I have to have all your engineers involved in like if you're a front end engineer you may not want your entire team there but you wanNA representative and to me that someone who is tackling exactly that can represent your team in those discussions that are broader function of the Costume Sean seeds that good jump. That's okay. I'll take it a home uh-huh affair all right well since it's okay. How could you make it better. I would simplify it right I would I would say it comes as different parts of the business that may not be. It's more than one product area so start with you. Did I think you compile all right now. That was project. Project Project Tares when you're a tech lead. You're the ambassador for engineers and you may be the first point of contact that he was ever had with with your team and so it's really important to make really good impression and if you're trying to get something done obviously that's why you're at a meeting with. This person is really important. He said good context high. Make make sure to explain why what you're doing is important because why should why should they help you. You gotTA show them. Show them the lights instead of make them light. It's very you can get people to do what you want by making them do what he wants or from top down. Maybe you can depend on organization do a top down thing but much better to get them to buy into there. You have to convince people that this is a great idea. That's like psychology right like that's that's like that's. I think what's been interesting choosing to about some of the definitions of this very outward facing and there's a lot of metal work involved but there it's been alluded to before here like internally also at least looking internally within your team. engineers are really really good resources for decision making so we've talked architect eating and making decisions based on unlike technologies to move forward with given the long term context in the projects cutoff line. I think there is external and internal responsibilities as house while put yeah. I guess what kind of skills like we kinda talk about some of the responsibilities but like what kind of skills goes into Vena technically you have. I've been around the block engineering wise. You have to see and you have to have failed. You have to have succeeded. You'll have to have done something of a biggest cope before I I like the failure part because you really do learn from all your past failures of like these are the types of questions. I need to ask front so that my team doesn't fail again. I if you don't if you haven't had that experience you might get engineers that are in that that team that you're on there like this is amazing technical challenge. I can't wait to go down a rabbit hole and work on this thing forever and you're like man. Maybe that there might be a different solution. That doesn't happen before I like the I've been around the block that is added to your point failure that is such a big part is like learning what not to do just as important as learning what you should
News in Brief 23 July 2019
"This is the news in brief from the United Nations fifty nine civilians killed and over one hundred injured some critically. That's the human toll from the latest attack in the last rebel-held province in Syria it lip. The succession of strikes on Monday was described as the deadliest so far by a senior official at Osha the U._N.. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Mark Cutts Deputy Regional Humanitarian Coordinator Ota Coach said on Tuesday that the worst strike was on a popular public market in the town of Murat Newman which left at least thirty nine dead with the figure likely to rise as more bodies are discovered. Mr Count said that the attacks amounted. Wanted to a shocking escalation. In the ever-worsening conflict in northwest Syria heatwaves will continue to hit many parts of Europe this week with some countries on course to see record temperatures the world meteorological with Oracle Organization W._M._O.. said on Cheese Day Germany and the Benelux countries are likely to experience their hottest day ever on Thursday when they will have to deal with the peak of over forty degrees Celsius. That's one hundred four. Degrees Fahrenheit several parts of fronts have sent records for the lowest amount of rainfall since records began whilst in Spain the National Weather Service is warning of an extreme fire risk for large parts of the country the warnings follow. Lois sweltering weekend for the U._S._A.. Where records was set for several locations including Atlanta New Jersey and New York's J._F._k.? Airport a spokesperson for the W._M._o.. said on Tuesday that extreme weather events are not not a problem. That's going to go away and that heatwaves are starting earlier becoming increasingly common and more intense meanwhile in Bangladesh parts of the country including the huge Cox's Bazar refugee camp are struggling. Struggling to cope with continual heavy rains that have brought widespread flooding and destruction in a statement on Tuesday a spokesperson for the World Food Programme W._F._p.. said that the agency has supported more than eleven thousand refugees as affected by the rains and flooding in the first two weeks of July a significant rise compared to the same time last year refugee camps have been affected by hundreds of landslides caused by storms and rain and W._F._p.. Engineering teams.
All aboard the Boris Express
"Sensible Rex it fights off the threat from the insurgent Brexit party. And I have to say that, that is a the job that I believe I'm best suited to do today. Bus Johnson came out fighting yesterday to finally launch his bid the next prime minister as the field of candidates narrows impulsion way out in front can anything derail the bars express. Also this week, we'll be looking at whether any of the contenders promises on Brexit tax cuts, and the economy actually stuck up past all in this week's politics weekly. It was standing remain the at the Notre Johnson's leadership bid yesterday with hard Brexit is and conservative rising stars. All that show support with maybe an on the job in the next cabinet at the time of recording. We don't know who hasn't who hasn't got the sixteen th needs to stay on the list of contenders. But we can probably see in that Johnson Dominic Robb, Jeremy hunt, Michael Savage, avid, and Matt Hancock all on there at the moment. The contest is bosses to lose. Is he really the best man for the job or anything? Well, I'm joined to discuss all this by Isabel Harbin, from the spectator Jonathan list from British influence and politics from the guardian. How do you think the boss when yesterday sort of emerge unscathed sufficiently boring enough? Well, that was certainly a was to make it doll safety, I, which is really the, the theme of borstal since campaign when he's allowed out to speak. The aim is basically to try to make him look a bit more serious politician. And so, in terms of his speech, and in terms of I think the way he answered the questions will didn't answer them in loss of cases. I think his team would have been quite pleased with that. There was one thing that, that over-shadowed it bit thing, which was that some MP's as she heckled journalist for asking Johnson, a very reasonable question about his comments about walking women who were berkers, and it's often the case activists from parties. Get annoyed with journalists for us dear leader inconvenient questions, but it's still quite unusual for MP's to do that. And I'm not God load of welfare candidate. It's very badly for. Candidate. It makes them look defensive as they call something to hide and what I thought made it. Worse was Liz trust. One of Boris Johnson supporters that went on TV to defend her colleagues heckling saying that they were entitled to question the questions of journalists, which, I think it would be much easier. Just to say, I think some of my colleagues over excited here can also himself, the, the idea of being PM. I've been laughed at a few months ago, and an and I think that probably we thought that his colleagues had lost trusted him toy MP's lost trust in him. Particularly his performances foreign secretary. Why are they running behind? This is being quite extraordinary. It's the conservative party completely losing any sense of responsibility for the fate of the nation, the party that used to be the solid, the reliable, the party of government has become wild reckless revolutionary because they think he is the only person who might. Squeak past in general election, and save them from both thorough and from Corbin unsaved, their seats and save that party. He might on the other hand be the final explosive device that blows the whole thing apart. It might be that he is so poorly that if he really does take us out of Europe. Ota no deal that the conservative party makes it self unelectable forever afterwards because of the self inflicted chaos caused, but they reckon that as things stand, he might save them this eat a very low reason choosy. Doesn't. He He seems seems to to have been. been concentrating quite a lot on just on just securing the backing of MP's announcing a thing you know, particularly controversial into things. I think a tax cut and also that he would leave with thirty. I is just him kind of keeping things. Very simple. As best route to success is only seem sort of the moment. If you all the kind of the pole position candidate of your day you won't have any controversy under Johnson is famous for that. And so he's, he's just letting the ship go on. If you like Theresa May to the Cima thing in a way in two thousand sixteen. When she just washed everyone else, self combustion. She was the last person standing there. The problem for Johnson is that he's told the truth extraordinarily when he said that the tour spaced extinction, if it didn't liver Brexit both thirty Tober there is no way on earth. They can deliver Brexit thirty post Tober. There are a couple of weeks parliamentary time after the summer recess where nothing can be done sell you that can. No more renegotiation, and no more led to legislation. And so he's already made a rod for his own back, that the first thing he'll have to do is prime minister is go to the EU and asked to stay in it. So already the trust will be will we smash I can't understand why the Tories don't understand that. And conversely, if you did try to get that no deal. As police said, if you actually went over the cliff, and then Boris Johnson would never be forgiven out the toys, wouldn't either and then parliament, probably humiliates him and try to stop it anyway. So there's really no way through him that he can emerge from this with any kind of credibility whatsoever. Smell somebody other candidates have tried to gain a bit of credibility people like Jamie hunt, and my ankle by saying, actually it's very difficult to leave with no deal deal no deal by thirty because his Dunton's laid out. You know, it's difficult to negotiate in that anything new in that time. And also because parliament is like to stop an ideal Brexit. Do any of those candidates avenue chance of beating him when it comes to the runoff thinking people? Turn me on all the sausage avid month ago. Jeremy hunt or such genital Mike who gave the most light, he might Hancock, he mentioned, this is probably going to get knocked out, either in this round or the next one because he just doesn't have enough of a constituency within the conservative party and his pitch. We went to his launch on Monday, his pitch was slightly crazed or have. Difficult to sort of pinned on what he believed other than motivational aphorisms. I felt like I was spinning class well to relationship. The other say are trying to sort of offer a bit more realistic Brexit plan. And that's tricky in the current Tory party, because the mood in the party is not really one for any further delay. They're still reacting to the procrastination of Theresa May. I'm perhaps, not looking at the situation that she's left the party. And in trying to work out the best way out of that they just don't want anyone who's going to put it off any more, and that's why Boris Johnson. Dominic Robb were the only two candidates who even got auditions before the European research group, which is the, the most Brexit he group in, in the conservative party, and has a huge amount of power, not just in the parliament party. But also, I think amongst the conservative membership. So it's tricky, because I think there is Brexit. Purity contest going on at the moment that doesn't bear a great deal of relation to reality of those putty of, of Michael Savage. Avid, Jeremy hunter DC is having the most. Likelihood of beating Johnson, what I suppose it would be go, if he can recover from the ca- Cain hypocrisy, which really sunk him oughta rolls astonishing. But maybe he can be forgiven in which case he's much the strongest contender. He knows burst back front if he really decides to put the knife in again, as he did last time he could be very effective when one of the candidates, not really talking about a tool anymore. She was quite strangest Dominic Robb. Who did you know sort of seen as maybe he could be the true Brexit tier candidate when Boris you know, it folded early than him said he was gonna vote trees may deal. But he's lost all of that year. G support to Boris what he used on the sue the winner under Johnson is going to match rob pound for pound in Brexit. Then those no reasons about rob who is much less sympathetic charming character. You have question marks over his personal character, which haven't quite been addressed. And who is has the kind of eight. Tori. Boy thing about him bay, which is going to not be particular turn, onto the tweet party was certainly not to the wider electric. Yes. So that's always don't since we've not now all the space is really ain't rob is also tainted, his, he didn't leave the cabinet obviously, after the check is agreement that was Boris, who did that? And, and Boris Johnson is therefore able to, to claim that he is more Brexit Pierce. We come back to this incredible sort of holy Brexit. Contest is going on the Johnson survived. The backstop no one's talking about the box December. Twenty seventeen Theresa May sign us up to customs union a great time. Johnson was he knew what it was. And then after extraordinarily when he left the company said he didn't know what it was. So he was basically saying that he was the gullible stupid or liar. I didn't seem to matter because he's tashaun. It's fascinating how there's actually a higher bar for the behavior of all the other candidates part from Boris. Johnson is something his team say the whole, always purse. Life is priced in. It's almost as though he could actually have killed people. And that would also trunks shooting Fifth Avenue, the front runners who've said that they are the two, I suppose we, if we still count rob amongst the front runners that they've said that we prepared to take the UK out of the EU with no deal on October thirty first Burston Dominic Robb, the others of, of sort of said that they think it's possible that parliament would be up to stop that. But we saw yesterday at there was an opportunity for parliament to set in motion for that to be another to at least reserve another date to try and pass a law to stop it. And Isabel some people listening and probably anyone who's not been following this with the minute detail of a full-time job gonna find it quite quoted to hear that it was defeated last night, feels like parliament's voted against no deal. Quite a few times, and what can you maybe you could explain to me about what happened last night? Here's those interesting topics going on last night. You had a group of conservative MPC voted with labour on this vote, which was to allow Paul. Lament to rule out no deal in future vote just to complicating confuse matters even further. But then you had a group of labor MP's, who voted with the government people like katoey, who obviously, managed to enrage their policy on, on regular basis, with their with that Brexit views, and you also had a number of ubstantially as well. And so this is turned the labor party in on itself again, with the very pro remain pro second referendum, anti no do, and, like, Ben Bradshaw, friends since turning on their colleagues and saying how much they've let the party downs. We, we've got another labor split here. This is a big boost to those candidates. He believe parliament actually won't stop new deal. I suppose it is if, if there is a mechanism for stopping teaches clear what that make an ISM could be done that all of the people like all of let win been out this morning that the Taurean peon and the former Tory bowl saying that this was the last chance, there are no more assigned opposition day debates. Which the government has to grant, but in power to grant labor time to have debates on things where they want, but those, those days of now, run out, and there's also no obvious legislation going through parliament for for amendments to be attitude that could stop no deal. So what is the root pop from a confidence vote without is the nuclear button, the confidence. But I think that we need to look at John berko hear abo- cove is cost himself as some kind of maverick revolutionary when it sees him, and he is prepared to cost aside, conventions and rewrite the rulebook. I mean, I'm not an expert in, in three parliamentary etiquette and protocol. So I don't know exactly how much power he has. But it seems that he can rewrite us in may sort of as he goes along. So if he decides if parliament has a will, to introduce legislation, very quickly as cupid early this year, and they all given an opportunity to vote for that. I just can't see any way which was say no. The procedure says, unfortunately, what happened last night is that. Parliament decided not to have the opportunity, it'll make it very difficult. I think for berko to devise anything also you're asking him to do something way out of anything he's done so far. I think we're going to end up with whether there will be enough conservative MP's willing to bring the house down willing to have a virtual no-confidence in what who will presumably be Boris MP appear them and a call for general election. And I just don't know when it comes to it, whether the likes of people who have very anti Brexit, whether they'll really go that for what do you think is about? Do you think enough of them to actually agree with? That would be if you get government. And then in the confidence that you lose it. Yeah, I think that is your way basically saying, I've it with the conservative party who knows that things are quite Phibro at the moment till they, there is less of a thirst for leaving parties given. What's happened to change? You K because I think that stuff Shane, how difficult it is to, to go to loan from a big structure this being rumbling along for many decades labor LaTour. He's, I suppose we can, we also have to see what happens over the course the leadership contest. If Boris Johnson has heart and his position over summer to try and win over very hard. Brexit. Selectric una comes parliament is still sitting at the end of July, when he's elected then that could be the moment where his colleagues, Dominic grieve just in greening, maybe say in office enough. You're going to take on the touch toba. We know having it. And then you trigger that election, when there's still time to stop no deal. Three months later, but they will not be allowed to stand as conservative. I mean that only. Seats are there enough of them, we don't sacrifice their careers for the sake of the country? And that's what it'll come to possibly. There are enough noble minded people willing to do that. I mean, I guess one of the things that we haven't touched on his whether it's it is possible for any of these candidates to get any kind of new deal bioterr- thirty. I, I mean, we of laughing about that. But if it comes to the crunch, d think that there are people who maybe didn't believe Theresa May was prepared to take that with no deal. But may believe that someone I on snus. Well, this is the line that the sort of the Boris style candidates of news, the European Union, saying they're not going to reopen the withdrawal agreement, they're not going to start renegotiating any way. They say will they would say that wouldn't they that's kind of, you know, they're starting line in the Goshi -ation, and perhaps studies, the stance, the European Union, that will then fold when suddenly this new powerful conservative leader comes in, but even. The leadership candidates who claim they're trying to be more realistic like Jeremy hunt, for instance, still saying they want to reopen the withdrawal agreement. So all of them are prompting something that according to what has been said, so far is not realistic. How would it look from Europe? The EU is tied to these games it's actually written into the extension that you can't renegotiate withdrawal agreements that is put, so the box office and changing the only thing in might be able to. And this is a purse is to renegotiate a political declaration, which isn't going to be enough, because it has no legal way. But more importantly, there are only two things you can do the political declaration, the first is to soften it. So you explicitly asked to negotiate accustomed on a single market, which is obviously not help any, the Tories or you hard in it in the pad on the backstop, just Northern Ireland and not cleaves the concert. India's partying one clean slice. So there's nothing that they can do, which will help them tool on the backstop is simply not of negotiation. It's only use political interest to sacrifice its. Leverage for a prime minister. He hates them and the feelings mutual. Thanks willie. Back after this.
New Packers coach Matt LaFleur reportedly tears Achilles tendon, will coach OTAs from golf cart
"John, John. Have you heard are you a Packers fan? John. I'm embarrassed van your bears while you're gonna love the news. Have you heard what happened here too? The Packers new head coach Matt leflore. He was playing basketball Wednesday night. Ruptured his achilles tendon his first season is head coach is going to be coaching in a golf cart for the next couple of three or four