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"reggie nelson" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Welcome back as we are live in Jacksonville for the final hours and a memorable show with so many guests beginning early with Tim Tebow and so many other people, but sadly about an hour ago we learned that coach Vince Dooley passed away this afternoon in Athens legend is used often in our business, but you can not use it enough to describe this individual, this man and his career are winning in the national championship for the dogs in 1980, the most memorable game of that season occurred right here in one of the most famous plays in SEC history. The famous buck below to Lindsey Scott passed that preserved, that didn't preserve. It gained a win against the Gators. They later played Notre-Dame in the sugar bulb to win the national championship and still grew up in mobile, Alabama, played football at auburn and coached, of course. At the university of Georgia, more on him later this hour. We spent a lot of time talking about him. We had Tony barnhart on right afterwards. But the fans are here to celebrate not only coach Tilly's life and legacy and it will be a big part of tomorrow's game, but this important game between the Gators and Georgia and Tate Casey is with us, the former tight end, only one, two national championships while he was here before NFL career. Now a part of the gator Sports Network. Take thank you very much for joining us. Great to be here. Thanks for having me. I know when gator folklore, you're known for a lot of reasons. So in addition to being a great player, but catching that first jump pass for Tebow. You started a bad thing, I think. It doesn't escape you. And now you see it all over the place. It's kind of funny. I'm just watching TV last night. A little pop pass to the tight end and the game last night. So it was great. You play a career at college to have a play that follows you in almost a cult following because of it. I can't complain about that, right? There's only a handful of guys that have those type of moments, especially in the SEC and that was a great moment. So we'll talk about the Gators today, but I do want to go back. I mean, books, documentaries, they're still being put together on that era. And I know it's cliche to say, well, what was it like to be, because you were a big part of it, but go back and share with us some thoughts of that period. You know, it was interesting because I came in under Ron zook and Larry fedora and Dwayne Dixon and I'm from Texas so it came all the way out east to play in the SEC and it had a dream of just playing big time college football and then your freshman year. You go through so much change and so much turnover and as somebody who actually played my freshman year and started tight in, not knowing what the future was going to hold with urban Meyer coming in from Utah in a spread offense and he didn't really use much of a tight end. So for me it was a little bit of okay. What are the options here? Do you stick around, you kind of had a lot of guys in the locker room that were talented guys. And the great thing was as soon as urban stepped on campus, I think, for me and a lot of guys who are in that locker room saw, okay, there's something that's about to change here with the culture with winning what it means to win at home. What it means to win on the road and rivalry games and that took precedent. So I think for us, sticking around and seeing what urban did with the program and how he changed it. There was a lot to be said about that. And I think once we bought in, that really turned it over. What's interesting, too, is Chris leake was your quarterback. He was the number one player in the country. This wasn't a guy who came from Charlotte. He wasn't some pushover. A lot of talent on that team. And then here comes Tebow. What was it like when he showed up on campus? You know, it's pretty amazing because even in his recruiting trips, just hearing a lot of the stuff and of course ESPN was airing some high school games of his. And so we would sit around and watch because you heard all the hoopla on campus recruiting and stuff and the recruiting services started to really become big at that time. And I think if recruiting services can thank anybody, I'd say Tim is probably one of those guys they need to shake his hand for that because everybody was kind of keyed in on it. But just having him around campus and hearing all that. And then once he stepped on campus, I think you really got an idea of what Tim was all about and just how he handled himself, how he worked, how he prepared. And I got to give kudos to for Chris Lee because you had a quarterback there, like you said, a very experienced guy. But he went about his business the right way. He was a student of the game. So having somebody like that over Tim, his first year on campus and then having Dan Mullen and urban to learn under as well, did a lot of things for him. Yeah, I don't want to leave out another quarterback that showed up somewhere along the way. And that was Cam Newton. He was all right. I mean, it really was and I don't joke when I say this. The talent level, even when urban walked into was pretty substantial with Andre Caldwell and Dallas baker. I mean, you can go back to some of those receivers and defensive linemen and DBs with Reggie Nelson, certain guys. There was a lot of really talented individuals. And I think it really, for us, just took the discipline factor, the culture just to turn that over. And really understand what winning was all about in the preparation. Hey, I'm just trying to just think about that quarterback room, which you weren't training too far down from it. Going, but when you would look at Cam Newton, I mean, did you have any idea? What was going to come? I'm just glad when he got on campus. He wasn't a tight end. You walk in. 6 6 two 45 two 50 and running a four 5 40. I think that was really, you saw Tim and he's a little bit shorter, but built the same way. The same style, right? Both of them can zip the ball. It takes a little bit of getting used to when you go from a guy like Chris leak, throwing the tightest prettiest pass you've ever seen to Tim, who was throwing a 105 mile an hour Roger Clemens fastball. In a lefty, so it takes getting used to seeing the ball off the hands, but then you get Cam Newton and those three guys, all I'm very talented, but it is pretty awesome to see walking out cameras like, okay, we're pretty good at quarterback right now.
"reggie nelson" Discussed on Cincy Jungle
"The other sages get paid because if they wait until the other safeties get paid then they have to pay jesse base even more and. That's what jessie bates wants. Because he wants as much money as possible because he is just debates. He's atop safety in the league. The bengals have the amount of money to pay jesse base. Whatever he wants. It's just a matter of principle It's the price that they have set out for. Bates they what they've evaluate in what they've assessed basis price should be. It has nothing to do with the as they cut. Were didn't pay in order to pay jessie bates. It's all matter of how they have assessed jesse base at this point in time but obviously bates has all the leverage in the world because he is their entire defense and he's probably going to have another great year and the eventually they're going to have their hands tied and they're gonna have no choice but to give him what he wants. The factor of it. I know they made a move for reggie nelson. You know god. I guess it would be like almost ten years ago. Now they made a move reggie nelson. They re signed him a couple of times. They gave george luca big contract in The mid t two thousand teens and you know so there are. There are some instances where they paid safeties. There are some instances where they paid guards. Bobbi williams was a mainstay on this team and they paid him pretty. Well is very good player for this team. But we've also seen this team totally devalues both of those physician groups in the past. They rarely use a first round pick on players at those position groups when they've used high picks. Hello eric steinbach. Hello kevin zeitler. They let them walk after their rookie. Contract is because they are they become very good professional players and they feel that because it's not a premium position they're not gonna pay premium money. That could be the situation here with jessie bates. I love this question by josh. This is this is arguably the question we've received today. We received a lot of good ones. This is arguably the best one we've received today because this is this is the source of frustration for me in this situation. I'm not panicking about it. And i still think this both sides can still get this done but these are the moves where you go in. And they haven't directly come out. The team hasn't directly. Come out and say we made this move to to be able to sign jessie bates. But that's kinda we've heard. Jeff hobson talk about that. In bengals dot com. That's kind of been the assumption if you're going to free up salary cap space if you're gonna roll over salary cap space. You're going to prioritize him hubbard. Jessie bates and get the deal done. Especially if you're not going to go after the high price offensive lineman interior offensive lineman a free agency. If you're going to prioritize these guys in there your quote unquote core players. You gotta get it done. And you don't wanna you don't wanna hamstring yourself as a team but you gotta know where the market is and if you're trying to For trying to reset it. Or if you're trying to get a deal so to speak What's the bengals have been able to do in some of these deals. I just i don't know i i. This one just doesn't make a lot of sense to me in for one of many reasons. That josh cooke brought up in bengals fans have seen this. And i believe the orange the orange arrow In the comments section hashtag we love jessie j b. Three that's hashtag. I think that's going around on twitter right now. We've seen the power of the angles twitter with the golladay and the great barrier reef. I think think this new hashtag is new one again. It's a long game right now. it's just when the are everyone. Everything kind of expedia expedites when the deadline comes closer. I think that's more or less what we're going to see here. It's not something that just happens. Mealy unless it is a situation like where you know same hubbard and he's not going to get ballots money elsewhere so might as well take this nice deal from your hometown team. Jessie bates is arguably the best player at his position. You wants to get paid accordingly. These things take time. But i think bates has an understanding of situation and he knows that the fans are going to turn on him. But it's nice to see fan support for the teams best player arguably i am still optimistic. That a deal will get done on this front but It it got a little ugly this week and You know. I think it's going to take some creativity in some flexibility from both sides. Be able to get this done jesse. Sounds like he wants to stay in cincinnati. He's made that pretty clear In the bengals. Like i said he's been a prominent figure in all their marketing efforts with the new jersey's and all that kind of stuff he's been a mainstay in all of that. So you gotta figure they. I mean they want him here too. It's just a matter of position contract. The guaranteed money. That kind of stuff that we've talked about any others you want to get you before. We downside here. John where you've been going over an hour. I can't even believe it. This show flew by it. We need to cut this off at this point. But you know there's a game tomorrow and i'm sure we'll have a lot of questions the next time. We have this but Yeah we have a prediction for tomorrow's game prediction I i really have scorpio. Preseason score predictions are so hard to. It'll be like some weird nineteen to twelve or something like that because they go to and they missed field goals. I on all that stuff but i will. I will say that. I think because it's preseason game one. I think we will be pleasantly surprised by. This is my kind of bold prediction. I guess will be pleasantly surprised by both lines of the cincinnati bengals but while that sounds great. That actually tells us right. I mean because it's preseason game one. How how how do they do. Against the tampa starters out of the stars doing into tampa starters that sort of thing but i think will be pleasantly surprised if both lines defensive line and the offensive line Tomorrow what it means. i'm not sure. But that's my prediction. What about you your going to give a score prediction because pointless. But i predict that's brandon allen.
"reggie nelson" Discussed on Cincy Jungle
"It's anthony because with the orange. Bike insider bengals podcasts. It feels like it has been a year and a day. Since i have taken the area and or we've talked and bengals with you and i guess i should start off with a little bit of an apology on that front. Because we had a great show lined up for alaska last wednesday and i unfortunately had a little bit of a sudden in freak injury. Occur to me on that day So i apologize. We did not take the apologize. It's been awhile since we have not taken the air. I'm still recovering from that. Still trying to find out more about what happened with me personally but At any at any rate i You know just trying to hang in there a little bit in and work through it. But i apologize to the listeners. Because we had everything set up and then it was just kind of a freak deal and Went to the er and the whole thing so not not fun but getting through it and happy to be back talking with you. All about the bengals about mandatory minicamp and all kinds of different things going on with the cincinnati bengals with the afc north with the rest of the nfl. There's a lot of news to get to. it's been an entire week. i can't even can't even believe it. It's been an entire week before we get to the news. I want to let you know aside from this show. We've got a big show plan for tomorrow. We have lyndsey patterson prominent espn espn prominent cincinnati sports media member and You see her all over the place. Bengals beat podcast. Cincinnati inquirer all kinds of different places. So we are excited to have her on the program and talk with her about the sights and sounds from. Ota's mandatory mini camp and everything. So we've got that show and then we will be doing listener. Questions live where we answer your questions live on the air on friday so join us for that submit some questions beforehand and have yours answered on the air. Let's start were. Here's here's what we're gonna do. We're going to start with the kind of general news with the bengals. Some things that have been happening over the past couple of days. And then we'll go into the we'll go into the A slash mandatory mini camp updates and things that we are seeing there. And what you know. What all kinds of different things that are happening there. So let's get it going here. I'm trying to pull up one quick thing before we do in we'll get it set up Let's start if if we can with a little bit of some stuff. That kind of came out yesterday. This is we gotta share this for a variety of reasons. But we want to share this. Because he's one of our personal favorites on this program. He's been on our show. I guess i think it's been three times now. Mike daniels one of our very favorites. Great great guy. He's incredibly personable guy and A good football player. A good solid guy in the bengals locker room This is something through the player's tribune. Where players right kind of their own articles and put it out there. A lot of are long form type articles but this is on cincy. Jungle dot com. Mike daniels calls for juneteenth to be a federal holiday and you can see the entire kind of what his way his take on this growing up and why he thinks it should be a federal holiday. It is june nineteenth Can we won't go through through the full history lesson here. But i do recommend that you read. His article on the players tribune. There's a bit more on cincy. Jungle dot com. Obviously you can see june. nineteenth eighteen. Sixty five is is the date in history but It's it's a really really neat article from a guy who just is incredibly charismatic and has been a great addition to the bengals football team. So we would be remiss if we did not at least highlight this a little bit in in and tell you all about it. If you haven't seen it to go to the player's tribune. Or since he don't go dot com. It's linked the article it to the players tribune in checkout. What mike daniels wrote about juneteenth very very just an important article and a very good read by one of our favorites on the team. The bengals are also working with in case you have not heard. This is since jungle as well working with five coaches in the nfl's minority fellowship program. There is one named mike brown. But not that mike. Brown is our our chief. Jason markham notes in the article on cincy jungled dot com. Coaching interns kenny. Ray augusta's who is a co defensive coordinator and defensive line coach at mckendry university Larry black i believe this is larry black who actually made a stop. Yeah went went on to sign with the bengals college free agent. He was a guy I think it was. He was chronicled in the bengals. Second hard knocks where he had. He was one of those guys that everybody was kind of pulling for. Unfortunately had a pretty bad injury but has gotten into. Coaching is the defensive line coach at the university of toledo. So bengals are bringing him back in this coaching program. Mike brown wide receivers coach at the university of cincinnati Tessa grossman a grad assistant in sports performance coach at illinois state university A graduate of dartmouth college which i believe runs pretty prominent dartmouth college alums in the brown family. So they've got a good A good pulse on things there. Steve langa hopefully. I am pronouncing that correctly. Offensive quality control coach at the university of north texas And then It is bill. Welsh bill walsh fellowship program. Obviously bill walsh spent some time with the cincinnati bengals so the bengals bringing in five Coaching interns. They're pretty cool stuff. There's been a lot of talk. I think the last time. Unfortunately not last wednesday but the wednesday prior we talked about jesse bates in his ranking in this pf system and all this kind of stuff but basically there is some good news here. The bengals secondary overall is listed in the top. Half by of the nfl by pro football. Focus you know. Say what you want about that but that does speak a little bit of volumes. Based on the fact that the bengals lost william jackson top corner they did bring into dobie a ymca. They did they're getting back. Trae wayne's they brought in mike hilton. They added von bell last year. Of course they have jesse bay twos emerging as one of the best defensive players in all of football it the unit ranks fifteenth in the nfl by pro football focus. Ben lindsey of pro. Football focus writes quote a collection of secondary starters that includes trains to dobie a woozy. Mike hilton von bell won't necessarily scare opponents but there aren't many weak links in this group. Either the bengals have done a good job. Solidifying the unit through free agency over the past few offseasons. It kinda reminds me a little bit with the bengals. Have done in the secondary this year. If you go back to like the first few years of the andy dalton era member. They lost jonathan joseph. We'll have more on him and a little bit. They lost johnson joseph to free agency. They got like nate clements. They got terence. Newman they've got reggie nelson. That was in twenty ten and they kind of collected these guys via trades and free agency. And all this kind of stuff and all of a sudden day You know they ended up kind of piecing together through different means a pretty solid secondary. Not one that was absolutely outstanding but one that played pretty. Well under mike zimmer and obviously that's the hope here with this group performing well under lou room. Oh mike zimmer was familiar with quite a few of those guys in that secondary before he got to the bengals in now You know this is kind of a little bit of a similar deal. Flew in a remote guys. He's comfortable with familiar with all that stuff. So pro. football focus has the bengals secondary ranked fifteenth with their rankings..