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"rod graves" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast

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"rod graves" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast

"Be on the precipice of becoming head coaches from the owners themselves like. Hey, here's what we're looking for. And so I thought from all those standpoints. It was good the one thing that I it has come up I think is a little troubling is that there were ten NFL teams that weren't on there and I talked to Rob Graves about that yesterday and the word he used for was inexcusable, because this wasn't like flying to Atlanta, I believe was in Atlanta last year. To get on a plane and go and do it. You know all you had to do wherever you are. You can vacation somewhere. All you had to do was log onto the computer and watch for a few hours and so you know rod graves. WHO's the former cardinals GM? And, now the chairman of the first Pollard Alliance. You said that you know called inexcusable. There were ten teams that weren't on there, but I thought on all as far as how was put together I. thought it was really really well done. It was cool. Just Rome media persons perspective to be able to sit on something like that. I think what you said about the team. That didn't participate really. Brings Home like the central question here is like the League can take all of these initiatives and they can. Make sure resources are available and try to encourage teams through whatever rules they have in place, EXP, expanding the Rooney rule or introducing other measures, but ultimately comes down to the owners making decisions, and that's why I think it was so troubling that nearly thirdly didn't participate because like you said. Albert, it's super easy to log onto a Webinar and also it's like a sense of Kind of a brazenness. I think that you couldn't learn anything from this like maybe that you. Doesn't need to expand right like to not value something like this to not value attendance of something like this I think speaks to the underlying problems that we have in hiring owners don't think that are they need to have a broader net? They don't think they need to expand their criteria or that. There's candidates outside of their immediate network that are worth considering and that I think is the thing that will take the longest to change. I thought it was interesting to Johnny to that point. Point like Mara said like we always keep lists and we have them. We like even if even even though we may not need a coach. We I always have less than my desk drawer. And I thought that was interesting, too. which sort of plays into your point which is even if you've got a really successful head coach You keep lists and then Ozzie. newsome actually echoed that point, so that's sort of how he. Oh, he came to John Harbaugh who I mean it seems like. It's hard to remember this now. Because of all the success they've happened. That was an under the radar higher weight that was like Whoa. They're hiring special teams coach and it was only after back then they'd struck out on Jason, Garrett, and so you know I. think that like you know just the idea that. Like All right like teams should be keeping lists. It's not just head coaches. It's coordinators. Its position coaches all these people you be interested in, and they're giving you this forum where they're making people available to you and he don't take. It just seems and forget about anything. It just seems backwards in general like before you even get to the part about discussing like how could prove diversity? I was GONNA say to. NFL teams are so paranoid about it information and protecting their own and also just love talking about the lengths that they go to to get info. Though like coaches will be like all. We watched all of his high school tape. We went all the way back and we studied this and we had our team. Look at that and you've taught coaches share. You've got coaches talking about how they build a staff and you've got. Got Even College guys talking about recruiting, and not that they're giving away state secrets and truly confidential stuff, but you'd think if teams are opening themselves up and talk on panels and sharing their experiences. You'd think just the way NFL franchises run. They would want to hoard as much information as they can just to have it and see what you're from a competitive edge standpoint. See what your opponents around the League or doing. Setting aside that obviously a lot of teams have a lot to gain on the diversity front, and getting to know some of these new up and coming candidates and having those networking opportunities. It's just surprising. Any teams would just not have a single person on their staff. Sit in and gathered some information. Yeah, like I said. It's one thing to have to get on a plane and go somewhere, but this wasn't even.

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"rod graves" Discussed on NFL Live

NFL Live

11:56 min | 7 months ago

"rod graves" Discussed on NFL Live

"And time has elapsed APP. Says we say hello to Rob Mosquee from Green Bay Rob. What is the packers offensive game plan this time around against German and that forty niners defense? Yeah Wendy well it will have to be different. Think about this in that game. In November Aaron Rodgers threw the ball deep down the field to find his ten yards or more eight times. He completed zero. He's never done that where he's had that many attempts matlock flora started the week by telling us that he not only has to figure out what happened. happened but why it happened in that game so fast forward to this week Devante. Adam said that they have come up with a plan that is a way better way to attack the forty forty niners defense and you can bet that Adams will be a big part of it but the guy that you guys have spent a lot of time talking about Richard Sherman. He'll have to deal with him. He's a talented player You know might never never passed it. There was never a time. We plan where you're thinking. Oh I'm going to go after this guy I I always think you have to be smart. About what routes like this and understand that He's one of the heaviest players ever. There's never played that position. So you gotta be you know real smart about the types of routes you. You'd like to ask. You is definitely clear and you know people said a lot about whether he's he's fell off or whatever and you know I don't. I don't see that way I TAC. It is just like every other. You know every other guy. I don't try to change anything. Because you you know you gotta be more talent than the next ex- Guy I'll just try to play my game and you know maybe you play my game and then no hopefully changes the way you go about their business. The packers are on the practice is field right now. And I just came from across the street where they're working out and if you can see the roster taking attendance every number is checked off as far as participation. They had all all of those guys on the field. Wendy that includes Brian blog other right tackle. WHO missed Sunday's game against the seahawks with an illness that includes receiver? Geronimo Allison who was out sick. Yesterday ended includes Receiver Allen Lazard. Who came out of Sunday's game against the seahawks with an ankle injury so Aaron Rodgers should have everyone at his disposal for Sunday against the forty niners? Wendy all positive news rob for the Green Bay packers. Thank you Jason. Garrett may just stick around the NFC east after all the giants interviewing the former cowboys coach for their offense offensive coordinator opening according to ESPN's Jordan for non guaranteed contract with the cowboys officially expired on Tuesday. And that is what we will do. The Kickoff Cup of Joe Josina Anderson with the bigger story Ryan storylines. I should say around the League Let's start with Jason Kerr and the possibility of ending up with the New York giants. We'll add an opportunity just a couple hours ago to speak to giants wide receiver Golden State. Who had two times playing daddy daycare to his daughters in the background? And I wanted actual overall reaction action to Jason Garrett in a possibility that he will be the offensive coordinator for the giants and even just overall reaction to Joe judge becoming the head coach. And that's where I'll start first and foremost most. He said listen right after his press conference and this being the head coach he said that I I wanted to just end the off season right now and felt like I wanted to. Just go and fix the problems of last last season. He said that when he spoke to Joe Judge he told them. Listen if you WANNA find me income chat with me I'm going to be buried under a whole bunch of work for the next two weeks. Just come look for me under a pile of paper but he said with Joe Judge. He's expecting that the practice is going to be More intense that they're going to require more drill repetition and nineties also expecting a culture chains simply because he has a familiarity with having played with a former Patriots coach and Matt Patricia with the Lions and he said that those practices were tougher are a little bit longer longer less rest in-between the drill. So that's what he's expecting with. Joe Judge just coming from that Tree and then I also asked him you know what is it that you think of Jason Garrett and he said listen. I don't really know him. I've I've played against as a couple of times in my career but what he said I do know. Is that coming up this season that I want to be more involved in the offense in addition to everything everything else that we may possibly be doing with whoever is the offensive coordinator. All right. They still gotta they gotta fill out at some point and other coaching news. We do have a statement from the Fritz Pollard. Alliance their reaction Gozo to the lack of minority. Here's hires I'll read it. We are in a battle for social justice the current system of hiring and promoting talent into the upper levels of NFL management is a flawed system. We cannot expect fairness if business remains status quo. Our focus must shift from counting emblematic victories. Each year to calling for measurable initiatives that support sustainable progress. It does beg the question. What's next then for with this process? And the Rooney rule. Well I I talked to the executive director of the Fritz Pollard. Lines that being rod graves and what he told me last night is that they are organizing. Townhall townhall that will be held as the senior bowl on Tuesday ten. Am Central Time that will involve the community of coaches that are minority in the league and executives Ms. Or what have you so that they can weigh in their concerns and thoughts as to how this should move forward so that they can fix what Mr Gray's basically alluding to is a broken system the additional thing that he told me just within the last couple hours is that he thinks that the Rooney rule and this is what they're going to be seeking as they move past this town hall and going into next season that it should apply to more now than just the head coach and general manager and we want it to require that more than one. Diverse candidate be interviewed for those vacancies vacancies as well. They feel like the League needs to show more of a commitment to a matters that involve diversity and inclusion and they do feel like You know they wanNA make a a good game better but at the same time there has to be acknowledgement for his words that the NFL has a good old boy system that is benefiting a few and they wanted to be more based on merit and results all right fair enough next. Step the summit then at the senior bowl new on nfl live from our Adam. Schefter agent drew Rosenhaus has conditionally terminated aided his relationship with Antonio Brown today until the Free Agent Wide Receiver Seeks Council according to an NFL PA source Rosenhaus wrote in the letter that the NFL va received. Today he would like to work with Brown but not until he first seeks help. In addition attorney dairy heighten Darren Hytner has removed himself Opus Council for Brown for an order. Granting motion to withdraw in Miami Dade the court allowed Hytner to withdraw as counsel on the landlord tenant case that he handled up up until this week the hits just keep on coming clearly a person a family in crisis football is on the list. Long list up things that are concerning Victor Jo-jo simply Sort of what you expected at this point as the natural progression took place while well Quite honestly I don't think Antonio Brown sees these developments that we are reporting right now as hits. I don't think that he thinks says okay. So let's just have the conversation not real with that. I mean I. I think that that has been ongoing. And and this is just the combination of an official statement with that Secondly you know I'll say something that I feel like I've been insane on Antonio Brown whether it's NFL live. I take a what have you. I think that what we are seeing going on with Antonio Brown is just related to other things that are deeper deeper than football that are playing themselves out and how he is acting out now and regardless of what it is that you feel that Antonio Brown has done and clearly has done things that we have seen on instagram. That have been disturbing to female. If you're a male watching if you're a kid watching or what have you all of those things of have you know. Some of them have been tough to watch. But I continue to route that in and things that I feel like go even beyond what's going on with the the NFL and there's a larger discussion to be had so when people have statements and have comments about no. Let's make sure this person gets help. Marshawn Lynch talks talks about you know. Make sure you take care of you metals and all this other stuff we can say it you know cavalier or we can really think about what that really means and I think that at all of that now for me applies to him but anybody has to be in a space mentally spiritually emotionally where they are ready due to receive that and and at this point I feel like even to him I feel like even to the league. Football is secondary right now and what questions official. All of that other stuff is but I but I do believe that he doesn't see it that way right now. He doesn't see that football is secondary or I just don't feel like we're having a breaking canoes or whatever you know. Rosenhaus says this or his attorneys interesting ago. Yeah thanks elise detaching him so I and I and I would agree with agree with Josefina where he thinks that. We're not football or secondary if not tertiary on down the list of things that needs to be addressed and just as a player. I'm worried about him. You know I'm just worried about his well being overall mental health and the things that he's doing aren't helping his calls as a human in being let alone an athlete football player. And everything else all right. There's also this story this afternoon. LSU Awam of course. He was excited when his team won the National Championship. Up on Monday. Night but Now there is an arrest warrant that has been issued for Odell Beckham Junior. And and it's for this reason he's videotaped here's you can see hitting hitting a police officer on the backside. After the Tigers win over Clemson the charges filed today. Then the statement from the Cleveland Browns. We are aware of the the incident and have been in touch with Odell and his representatives on the matter. They are cooperating. With the proper authorities to appropriately address. The situation this is is after Beckham was also in the news because he was seen handing out money to LSU players after the game. Joe Bro said that was real money and it becomes an issue because because of compliance issues with the end in the SEC school says much potentially essentially yes but there are questions compliance questions and so that it has been they are looking into that as well having said all of that. I think in this case in terms of the arrest warrant we talked about this earlier. We feel like I mean it is what it is but I mean other detect it until a little bit late never late. You should never be able to touch another person. If they don't want you to touch them. I get that but at the moment in the locker room with guys celebrating a national championship. Victory guys are going to be having a good time. Smoking cigars inside. I mean you're also embarrassed ars you're supposed to get it on there to enjoy themselves is going to be having fun. They've been working for months upon Montauban months or years years years and in a football locker room as a team. When you're in the locker you almost feel kind of like? It's your own space. I know you're in a stadium. Am but you do things in the locker room and you have fun with guys and whatever they were doing playing cards if they if they had something that they were sipping on okay like they just want national championship. If you're going to go with rest people are going to do something like that. I see how del Beckham was messing around. He looked like he was having a good time as well. Don't get me wrong. He was having fun during that game. Absolutely so maybe that had some influence on the things that he did after the game and then in the locker in the locker room why why are to make sure some random Columbia outside soapy the door the door this is also when the incident occurred and he turned around and have a problem with. You didn't see anger. You just turned around like who was that. That was it figured out to Sergio. You made this point earlier. You know. It's lightning rod because it's Odell Beckham.

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"rod graves" Discussed on NFL Live

NFL Live

11:34 min | 7 months ago

"rod graves" Discussed on NFL Live

"Coach as a head coach. Maybe most impressive. There was his discussion of personnel. And look leg John. Harbaugh Bill Belichick. That's their background as well. You spend time with him in the locker room on the field so give us your insight right into Joe Judge. Well I can tell you one thing about Joe Judge. He will not leave any stone unturned. He is GonNa make sure that he is thorough and look one of the most organized and time he understands time and look special team coaches when they go on their meetings they might have fifteen minutes with the team and they went and they have to get through something and everything has to be an order. Everything has to be like. He said everything's going to be on time. Everything's gotta be correct. Everything's gotTa be right and there is no mistakes. My Dad's so I think you saw that in in his is Congress press conference where he's trying to establish a culture that is all about the team. There's no individuals out there. It's everyone coming together. Gather if a starter has to go on team like when I was with the Patriots. I was in my eleventh year on fun. Team snap and football's that's the type of culture you want. It's not an easy culture to create. I mean you think about the Patriots the magical thing about that is the veterans that were there kind of carried the torch onto the drafted people the free agents than they learned from those guys. And that's been twenty years now right and it just kind of continues. Now there's a complete new start That it's going to be a difficult transition position But I think that that Joe Judge definitely has the intangibles as far as knowing football he knows all the situations as a special teams coach. I would say this Scotty. O'Brien Brian being underneath him and having played for him in even Brian Florez I was. He was the assistant when I was there. Special teams ultimate situational relational awareness awareness coach. So you have to know clock management you have to know okay. Are- ice tea and this are we I'm saying terms that everything take different things. So there's there's different moments and again you know what that is. There's different moments in a game that you have to know the situation before two minutes before for the half feel gold to be called timeout. We'd run on the field this certain situations. I can't say the names of but doings and do do. Do you do those things in this particular moment because of the fact that it's outcome of the game and we've seen it every you've seen at this whole season how important is special teams. It's a IT'S A. It's a three-phase game and you could potentially lose the game. We I've seen it with a special teams play a blocked punt blocked field goal. It happens so you can't can't for a second let up on anything special teams and because of the fact that he has his special teams coach. I don't want anyone to downplay the fact that Oh he's just a special teams coach. We we saw has been a very successful coach. Bill Belichick was a special teams coach. Any Move to defense. So he's and he's an offensive coach. So when you have to understand talked to Matt EP Mattie Patricia One time about coaching and he said Robbie you are outside linebacker defensive end you see the game from this angle right from the outside in got tackle. You've got people coming after you as a coach. You have to take that camera that view and go from the top down and you have to look at the whole field. You gotta see every single piece. He's INS and outs of the game. So when I look at Joe Judge he has all those pieces. Now it's up to him to be able to manage ninety men in the Locker Room in two thousand twenty. This isn't you know two thousand six where the game has changed. Things are different. Medias avail people want to have their instagram accounts. Be At two million five million. You know they're trying to network and make money off the field not playing football so I think the hard part for a new coach trying to become an and create a new culture is managing a new group of guys rookies and veterans. That might not have that team first mentality which is old school. Who'll clearly is an old school coach mentality because it look? It's old school but it's it's new school now. You see all these new as a players coach. He's fun- he's at we're this is like look for him that's GonNa be the challenge when he comes out and says I'm GonNa be old school. We're going to be tough and we'RE GONNA get every player to think that the team is more more important than the player that he that will be his greatest challenge whether he is successful or not is making sure that he gets those guys to believe that Daniel Jones does and saquon Barkley Barclay does and John dre Baker. Whoever might be their young star defense for the future? Your best players better think the same way you do. Because if they do. Your coach will be fine if they don't you won't last. So maybe Danny dimes takes a contract for less value to have more cap space like honestly they say that you know even over the years have been tough on the giants. A certain critiques. And what have you that. I think have been warranted but I actually listened to Joe Judge and I felt like I understood why they hired him the detail that he gave a no initially started off nervous and then you can kind of tell he got into his skin. He exuded to me a blue collar. Workman's sounds like you know type of energy. I appreciated that. I also appreciated that. He said something about you know. Listen you know regardless of where you're drafted if you WANNA compete. You're still going to have the opportunity to be out on this field. You you know that the cast-offs that have been across the league and coaches who have been able to turn those people around because they didn't have their eyes off to those type of some of the detail detail I appreciate it. I know when you compare and contrast Matt ruling what we heard yesterday and the relaxes that you were talking about in the key. You know you you. You felt some of that charisma. But I felt like I understood what gettleman and what mayor saw when they interviewed with him a miracle that the best interview yeah But there's there's a lotta holes on this roster miss the playoffs seven out of saw a lot of work to do there. Judge has the experience in the background on the latest branch of the bill. Belichick coaching tree at work. There are five current head coaches were assistance or players under Bella check in New England villa. O'Brien my grave. Still Alive in the play Offs Ryan Flores showed promise as a first year coach in Miami about some coaching news. The browns are the last team in looking for a new coach. Cleveland has interviewed bill. Bill's offense coordinator Brian Cabell Eagles DC. Jim Schwartz already this week. They'll talk to a pair of offense offensive coordinators. Also have too fancy interviews today. Josh mcdaniels tomorrow. We'll keep that going with a cup of Joe uh-huh here with Josefina so we were discussing in the last segment. Right rule was impressive. You know just his command what our players saying about his introductory press discoverable. Susie had an opportunity to speak to bucks offensive Lineman Well former bucks offensive linemen and now obviously with the panthers who soon to be a free agent with The panthers what what his reaction was on Matt McCoy Yes yes absolutely and he said to me that listen I think he's a great man and everyone who said things that are positive about him I was a sooner so the two times that he played Baylor. I thought that he had his teams really prepared but he said I'm just not sure about him as well he said was what you have to kind to pay attention to. Here is that there have been a lot of players who just were just with Ron Rivera. And he said when he was with the bus which is what I do. This too is that he went through five head coaches and he had to explain to those people how to get behind a new coach every time he said this group now. They've never had to do that before before. So what he would say to the CAM. Newton's in the kick lease is that you have to be open minded and you have to realize that David tepper hernia believe that this is the next step towards getting a to a super bowl but at the same time. He has a cautionary tale because he knows that he had in former coach Gregg Giannotti who is with the Tampa Bay bucks that hey listen He was a little little bit too harsh from the get go and then he lost the locker room because he didn't understand that this transition from coaching guys who are coming out of high school to now dealing with family so you say that's that's my only fear but he said from everything that he's heard about in that rule that people like him and that he's a good communicator. And he he doesn't fear that with Matt Role Right now. Great first impression. Russian yes great impression right but through this hiring cycle there of course has been criticism. So how is that being received. Well I I had an opportunity to speak to rod graves. Who is now taking over the day to day operations of the Press Pollard Alliance which was instituted to kind of support the implementation of the Rooney rule which happened back around two thousand and at three obviously making sure that at least one minority candidate is interviewed for head? Coaching vacancy. And what Rod Graves to say to me is listen. We respected decision of the clubs. And the people eh ready been hired into those positions and we also respect the candidates That have been a part of the process in terms of being minorities like Eric beyond me like Christmas Chard and obviously Robert Salad but he said what's troublesome to him. Susie is the people that were not a part of the process. This go around so that you're talking about Jim Calls. You're talking about the tie foles. Leslie Frazier Razors the Ken Norton Juniors. WHO's also defensive coordinator for the SEAHAWKS and by the way is also playing this weekend in the playoffs? So he said that's what it is but and then he said as far as the criticism of the Rooney rule. Well he said to me that there's always been kind of expectation. Around the Rooney rule that is misguided in terms of it was gonna be the end all be all in terms of getting minority coaches into those positions. He said what it is that at the time that it was instituted. We weren't even involved in the interview process. So did its job. In terms of getting people to participate in the interview process without having a legal mandate but he said now. What's missing is obviously those decision makers do not have to make a decision on a minority? So what he's saying. Is this solution for him. Now is that you have to have a real commitment to deny which is his term for diversity and inclusion and and and if he said if we don't really have that commitment then what is it that we're really talking about so we have to go from now just being participants to really stepping back and saying okay. Are we going to have this part of our business plan. Can't or not because if we're not then maybe we have to think of things that are even more macro to this process to ensure that that happens and micro to that. There are more minority candidates in the pipeline through gin with more opportunity. Right good job is always Joe Joe a little more coaching news here. Adam schefter reported some changes to the Eagles coaching staff today. The expected to part ways with offensive coordinator Mike grow and wide receivers. Coach Carson Walsh. Maybe maybe just wondering if you know Pat Shurmur fills one of those spots of makes a return to Billy Wright divisional weekend this Saturday with the top seated forty niners honors and Ravens each hosting games and Sunday each appear premium quarterback match up with Shawn Watson versus Patrick Mahomes and Russell Wilson sharing the field with Aaron Rodgers. Let's jump back to the prime time game on Saturday night. You're scaring me. Valve Arc. Ingram was officially limited in Thursday's practice the Arabia's are hopeful that he can play Saturday but it has been a serious week of Rehab Ingram has basically been living in the training facility all. We're trying to get that calf strain right and either either way coach. John Harbaugh emphasize. It's all about the team team team. Well I'll tell you what's best for the team also best for the player and best for the coach which is go out and play your best football and do whatever it takes to win. So if you're not the ball carrier the blocker you know if you get the ball in your hands carry a great obligation right in a great responsibility because you carry the hopes the dreams of all of us including.

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"rod graves" Discussed on NFL Live

NFL Live

10:28 min | 7 months ago

"rod graves" Discussed on NFL Live

"Sustained competitive excellence and so to me without knowing the roster without no one the things that will come up next year. What I do know is is if we're eighteen than we should be? We should be the best eighteen ever for ten sixteen. which should be the best ten in sixteen team? I don't know what those things are yet. I'm going to be just so process driven that I'm really just GonNa worry about tomorrow and the next day and the day after that. I think that's where I felt. Oh great about the conversations is that we weren't talking about short term things we were talking about long-term we're talking about building. We were talking about process. We're talking talking about doing things the right way and I think so. Often people make mistakes because they set short term goals. And I don't believe in that. I believe in setting a long term goal. We want to bring a championship Asia but then each and every day you have to wake up and say what can I do today to make that happen. And that's true for everything in life in my mind and certainly true for bringing to bring the championship to took Carolina's Molly. You'll be the last one. Hey coach Molly cotton seven thirty the game ESPN CHARLOTTE. I know you talk about not rushing the process process when it comes to hiring your staff to place the priority maybe on bringing a veteran. NFL Guy in on this stuff. Not really in terms of like coordinators and things like that. Because I think the League is seen like there's been great coordinators who are sixty interesting great coordinators who are twenty eight. You know so. It's not really that I think one of the key pieces for me is to bring a bring a veteran guy that can really work with me and mentor me. I've always done that everywhere I've been. I've always tried to have somebody that can be there to To speak truth to me some truth to power that can be kind of a right hand guy and so i WanNa have a great mix and at the end of all. I really care about when assistant coaches are. They great teachers really what this game's about this about getting players to play their best and the best way to do that is to have guys who who bring out the best in their players and so old young none of those things matter to me. I don't have to know them. I just think when you meet guys who are great teachers who bring out the best and others you kind of feel it and so. We're going to try to do that but I will try to bring someone who's who's been around and lots of guys like that have reached out to me already which is great thanks coach so that concludes today's as press conference. Thank you all so much for coming especially you Brad. Hoover forty five in the back. We're going to have photo opportunity opportunities on stay okay. So photography ahead head coach Carolina Panthers head coach. I should say Matt Rule who finishes up at Baylor and accepted the head position in Charlotte and listen. It is certainly not about winning the press conference as not the ultimate goal. That's not even a goal but like it or not. I think he did and he came came out Dan clearly in control and clearly able to work that room. I WANNA go. I WANNA go out of play for him. Coaching out whatever couple of things that he said That resonated with me he I started with. I believe in what I believe. Don't flake don't be flaky. As a coach players hate that stuff too. He's GonNa win a lot of free agents. That was an impressive communicating S.. Make no mistake about it to the masses. Absolutely it was very much a recruiting thing. The thing that I loved the most accountability of Staff. You know this players hate hate when staffs aren't accountable for the things that they teach you or they tell you or they put on tape players tune you out once you do that so him to say firm to save. The Accountability of staff will be a big deal. Players are going to love that. Do I believe this guy like period as well played by in trust the trust factor actor every successful coach. Our team that I played on. We believe that our coach was putting us in the best possible situation to win games. Because I think a lot the people here wind games in the simplicity of that the number one thing winning games do for players. Is it not only secure future financially but it also keeps keeps you intrigued about this lead. A lot of losing sometimes puts the lights out on a lot of guys careers even though they don't want to admit it because the second year career becomes about the let me get to the next paycheck and you lose somewhat at enjoyment that you have football it goes out to me. Met Rule is this is believable. Like this is going to be guys. I hope you enjoy it. We're going to do it this way and winning this one. I think what stood out to me was just how much he exuded did. Not just comfort but also related ability in that he truly intrinsically enjoys what he does from the micro level like everything thing about whatever it takes about the day even the media even dealing with the media. Yes in the fact that he didn't you know not that it's bad if you need to refer to notes or whatever but I liked the fact that he can can stand behind the podium. Look people in the eye in the media look people who who was ever in the audience and and just exude that confidence that because that's it's to me is what men in the locker room notice when you're talking to them is how much you can. You know. Command them when you're speaking in good times and bad times and to to be able to kind of ride those ebbs and flows. So that's what stood out. I agree and look. This is just the beginning of what they hope will be a long journey seven years but ah David tepper. I only have today. But you've got to feel good about today. This was this was an example of coach has been empowered. I don't know what those conversation was. Like between him and temporary but matt rule has been in power with this idea that you're going to be the catalyst and a big part of US having success in the future. The titans will look to pick up another win Saturday as they had to Baltimore to take on the top seated ravens could be a battle in the ground game Tennessee Tennessee. Derrick Henry led all running backs in rushing yards this season. While Baltimore's Lamar Jackson was the leader among all quarterbacks. Here's Defensive Coordinator Week Martindale Martingale on what it's like facing Derrick Henry. Those guys do the kids create on mad. You shouldn't be that big and be able to run like he runs like I said he's a big man that carries the football for all those you played football. He's at God. Had to wear the red stripe on his helmet. You know because because he didn't makeweight Jeremy Fowler is with the Ravens and joins us. Now Jeremy the Ravens are game planning for Derrick Henry Henry while hoping their own workout or course back Mark Ingram is back from injury. What can you tell US Wendy? I just let the Ravens practice field a little bit ago. Oh and marketing or missed his second consecutive session a source close to Ingram told me he has made great strides in his rehab. This week but tomorrow will be big. The Ravens are hopeful that he can handle so at least a limited capacity leading up to that titans game they do feel good about backup Gus Edwards offensive coordinator. Greg Roman said he wants all the action and and we don't skip a beat with him in there and really wendy the bigger issue in the Ravens Locker Room. How To Stop Derrick Henry? It's an all consuming job for these defensive guys. I rolled up to linebacker. Josh binds. His locker early And he was watching tablet had his head buried in trying to break down. Derrick Henry game film so I asked him what did you learn. He said Admit IT Goes Back To pee wee football fundamentals wrap-up drive your legs. Bring him to the ground at all. Costs there's no question about that at all. Cost goes to the best rushers in the league. Jeremy squaring off this weekend. Derrick Henry Lamar Jackson while Henry has found his physical nature boasting a league leading leading after contact for rush Lamar Jackson on the opposite end of the spectrum leading the league in average yards before contact to cowboys. He's having new head coach prior to that they also interviewed. Marvin Lewis hear his thoughts on the interview process earlier on Golic and Wingo. I really really think it's a problem that You know I spent some time in indy. The NFL had a little bit of a conference on this and And they were discussing. It was a problem. We've talked about from the bottom up and from the top down this decision makers that way whether it be gyms etc Are GonNa Kinda favorite the people they know that way. And they don't know the minority coaches as well and I think that's the one thing and the same thing from the top up generating more opportunities for young minority coaches to continue to move and do things Marvin Lewis addressing the question. You know how did you feel given the fact that the interviewed viewed then really. I think several hours later Mike McCarthy was named the head coach or the the process was was certainly quick. Well I just talked to Rod graves taken over the day to day processes and operations for the Fritz Pollard. Alliance which was created to support of the Rooney rule Back when it was instituted and just to get his quick reaction to how this whole process unfolded ended in what he told me he said. Listen I respect the decisions that the teams have made with the vacancies that were around this year. He said what has disappointed me this time around is the people who were not involved in the process. who weren't a part of the consideration? which were people like Leslie Frazier? Jim Call. Will Ken Norton Jr. Todd Bowles or what have avenue and then he also wanted to say listen. You know when it comes to the Rooney rule. I think there's a lot of misguided kind of perception about what it's supposed to be. It's not supposed to be where this this is supposed to be the end off for everything. It's there to basically have people participate in the process but it doesn't require teams to actually select the minority that's participating participating in the process. Now all right JOE WE'RE GONNA be talking more about this in the next few weeks. No question about that. It's coming up for Eastern Mike McCarthy. He'll be at the star One question you'd ask if you were there are you going to keep deck Prescott and why that was too but we'll let it slide. Marcus sucrose a you you got what. What's your sleep over man? Jay Sleep Jerry. Maybe get one ice cream fool. Hoarder court quarteur out Joe Joe and my kind of butts off his which wins should Dak Prescott get that long term contract. Should he get it. Come on I didn't catch it. Thanks for joining us. Everybody we might be back tomorrow season..

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"rod graves" Discussed on Outside the Lines

Outside the Lines

10:14 min | 9 months ago

"rod graves" Discussed on Outside the Lines

"Welcome to outside the lines. I'm Tissue Thomson Today. We're talking about the lack of color among the NFL's top decision makers and this stunning running performance of a high school football team that literally lost everything except the turf they play on but first our big story it was this time last week. Washington nationals. Were celebrating their first world series winning club history but while the nets were showing off their shiny new trophy the rest of MLB was plotting out which players. Here's they WANNA snatch up in free agency the likely top three free agents all appeared in the world series nationals Third Baseman Anthony Rin. Don't in Pitcher Stephen Even Strasburg as well as Houston Astros Pitcher Garrett Cole but there are rules about how much a team can talk to another team about potential trades and on Monday Atlanta braves general manager. Alex topless made a controversial comment during a conference call with the media every day. You get more information he said and we've had time connect with twenty seven of the clubs. Obviously the Astros and the nationals being in the world series they were tied up but we had a chance to get a sense of what the other clubs are going to look to do free agency who might be available in traits last night. MLB Players Association Executive Director. Tony Clark put out a statement. Alleging teams may have engaged in collusion. The statements made by braves. GM Alex Anthopoulos call into question. The integrity of the entire free agent system clerk. Clark wrote that clear description of club. Coordination is egregious and we've launched an immediate investigation looking into the matter joining. CBS now is the Guru of all things baseball ESPN MLB insider. Jeff Passan Jeff. Thank you first of all for being here. I think the first question for folks who don't follow free agency as closely as you do is. What are the rules about what teams can and cannot say to each other right now? Well there's no explicit rule saying you can say this you can say that you can say one thing you can say another. There is however in the collective bargaining agreement article twenty section e number one in the last sentence that says player shall not act in concert with other players and clubs shall not act in concert with other clubs and what that essentially means is. You cannot collude. Now that is a broadly interpretive statement and whatever and arbitration panel if this ever reaches a grievance is what the actual actual answer to. This question is and what the Union did yesterday by saying out loud and quite vociferously that. MLB teams are essentially coordinating with one. Another was alleging publicly which they do not do that. They are breaking this by law. Aw in the collective bargaining agreement so what was it in Anthopoulos his statement specifically that alarm the Players Association. What was the words that he used that they were concerned concerned about? The problem was that they were that he used the words free agency and he used them. If you go back and look at the whole context text the quote. He used them these v the trade market now next week. The general manager's meetings are happening in Scottsdale and in preparation for the general managers meetings every year. If you are a good and worthwhile general manager you call your counterparts and try to get a sense of what their off-season free agent plans and trade plans are going to look like so you can see who you might be able to match up with and might be able to talk with without wasting your time now. During the course of these conversations tissue and I will say these conversations in these types of conversations have have been going on for decades. Now you may say hey. I need a third baseman if I can't trade for third Baseman I'M GONNA go after one in free agency see what the MLB PA is saying is that that is not okay and this is something that's going to be really difficult to argue but at the same time the union is looking for anything in this burgeoning war that it has with Major League Baseball. So how does an investigation. Jason like this actually take place. Can it hold up free agency. Yeah I don't know that it's going to hold up free agency and that's an important point here here because all of this goes back tissue to free agency. Free Agency has not been the same over the last three years since the most recent collective bargaining agreement admit that it was in the past and because of that the union is looking to find somewhere to fight. It's looking to find somewhere to plant it's flag and say we're doing the work for the players now. The work in the investigation is going to mean asking Major League Baseball for evidence for discovery. And so you know we're not sure if mlb going to comply with these things it could send documents over. It might say no. This is all an overreach. This is all entirely unnecessary this area. And if that's the case then the union would file a grievance looking for documents so this is just the beginning of something that is going to be lasting for quite a wile. I think I mean the collective bargaining agreements not up until the twenty twenty one season This is a war that's just started. Well Jeff thank you so much for making time for us. Because I know you're busy trying to figure out what's going on behind the scenes appreciate it. Thanks to ship. Every year. The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in sports at the University of Central Florida puts out a racial engender report card and this year the results for the NFL or dramatic. The league had a fifteen year low for the number. We're of people of color holding the most important jobs. The report noted eight of the thirty two. NFL head coaches at the start of last season. Where people of color a quarter of the available jobs this season there are only four with just one new hire and among those doing the hiring as recently as twenty fourteen twenty four percent of NFL general general managers or directors of player personnel? Were people of Color. That number has plummeted to just to Doug Williams senior VP of player personnel for Washington. And Chris Greer the general manager of the Miami Dolphins joining us now from Washington. DC Rod graves a longtime football exact. Who recently really became the executive director of the Fritz Pollard? Alliance a nonprofit dedicated to promoting better diversity in the NFL Rod. Thank you so much for joining us. The big question is what was your initial reaction when you saw this report. Well first of all Tisch. Thanks for having me on. My initial reaction is supports the fact that those of us who follow these types of reports have believed all the time that gains aren't sustainable ainable unless you have racial and gender diversity in the C. Suite. You have to have people there who are very committed and interested and intentional tunnel about diversity and that to me is where the numbers are lacking and hopefully we can focus on improving the numbers in that particular uh-huh area which finding in particular really stands out to you about this year's report. What number really spoke to you? Well well you know. Obviously the focus has been a great deal on Head coaches and GM and the slide that the NFL has taken over the last couple years with respect to those positions. But I also sense that. There's a lack of diversity strategy at the club level we've seen gains in the. NFL office is largely credited. Roger Goodell for keeping this issue in front of the owners honors the outstanding leadership provided by Troy Vincent and others at the League office. But I think the the the opportunities to really advanced diversity are in the hands of owners and that's where we're not seeing the commitment that needs to take place in order for diversity to really be sustainable so the NFL has what's called the Rooney rule which requires teams to interview people of Color for Head coaching and senior front office jobs. These are some of the lowest numbers we've seen since the advent of the Rooney rule in two thousand and three. So is the Rooney rule. Even working well let me address address that because I think that the expectations for the Rooney rule are misplaced to some degree. I remember a period of time. When people of color struggled to get to the interview table I think the Rooney rule has done a significant job and benefit in terms of at least ensuring that minority representation is is going to be had at the end of you table? The Rooney rule is not responsible for the results. The decision makers are but I applaud the NFL for for committing to a Rooney rule. And we see that the Rooney rule itself is is being adopted in other industries across corporate America effective it has great benefits not only for the employer but also all the employees and. I think that the Rooney rule is something that needs to Stan and vouch for its effectiveness Rod. I I can't thank you enough for making time for us. We really appreciate it. We know you there in DC fighting the fight so really appreciate you being here. But they lost their homes their cars nearly their entire town but they still had their field coming up. The extraordinary story of the Paradise High School Football Team.

"rod graves" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

06:22 min | 10 months ago

"rod graves" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"Hello guys how are you Hey Vince I was listening to show today can you tell the story about Bob bill Bidwell I think it was in nineteen ninety eight and you were at a sports bar and saw something pretty amazing. there was nineteen eighty eight was the first year that the cardinals a qualified for the playoffs they had that dramatic run where they had to beat New Orleans in the San Diego Chargers in the last couple games on the whole stadium will jump in and they got those two wins so they made the playoffs and the wild card game was in Dallas that year and I didn't you know I would travel to the game but the radio station I was working and I think you probably were working there still to Gatos we were having a big viewing party Scott still sports bar and the cardinals played way over their heads that day and that they were big underdogs with the beat the cowboys in the late stages of the game right I think it was an ABC broadcast. yeah they're they're talking about the cardinals pending victory and. they show bill Bidwill up in the owner's suite in Dallas that Texas stadium and it was so unexpected because of what we had experienced really for the first ten years of of the good will tenure at Arizona but the entire sports bar erupted in applause that a deal be yes big smile on his face we didn't know what was happening at that sports bar but that was really kind of it you know it the valley had been an NFL market for ten years but that was really a big seminal moment in the relationship between bill but well and the and the Arizona sports fans I think this rod is joining us you know that the one the one thing I remember from bill Bidwell and I I said alone with many times the press box when I covered the cardinals in the late nineties he was just a very quiet person. but I do remember the game in nineteen ninety eight I was down in the field and Chris Jackie was the field goal kicker for the cardinals he made that field goal last second sending the cardinals to the playoffs it was just unbelievable because no one thought the scene could make the playoffs and bill bid was down the field just jumping up and down and it was kind of nice to see because the cardinals were always so bad and you know I don't think Vince and this isn't you know a slight on on Mister Bidwell he he's not gonna be remembered for being a great owner and I think that's okay I think he'll be remembered and and we should remember him in a positive light that he actually brought an NFL team here he brought our beloved Arizona Cardinals here there is a building now that is filled every other Sunday and he brought the Superbowl here and I think that's what he should be remembered for okay maybe wasn't the best owner in the world but he's a charitable man he he hired the first two African American men to be a GM and a head coach at the same time I mean these are pretty big things yeah he was a bill but while in the middle family in general way ahead of the curve in minority hiring in the US it goes back to the early seventies and hired the council's African American in the del Harris was the first female African American executive in league history and write and write your rod graves and Danny green or GM and head coach respectively at the same time that it never happened before and I think you I I think you hit the nail on the head I mean in terms of of success you know if you had a rough go that France has had a rough go of it and think Lewis especially those late years I don't think anybody quite honestly in Saint Louis all that broken up with the cardinals moved to Arizona and they moved the team to the valley with a handshake deal that they get a new stadium they ended up waiting eight years. but I don't yeah and I think you know that you had that been known at the time I don't think you know the cardinals end up in Arizona but they showed patients and and the family made it happen and you know I look at it you know from my own point of view as as a kid who you know I was born in New York I grew up here my family moved to Phoenix when I was seven and I've been a sports not ever since I can remember you know you wanted baseball you wanted football in your backyard for the fact that you know this was the man that brought football to Phoenix and the valley and you know and now were of a thriving for sport market I mean he's responsible for that and you know it Phoenix wasn't the same in nineteen eighty eight that it is now so he really stuck it back out I I think we owe him a lot of sports fans in the city. Marada Bickley Amerada Arizona sports are ninety seven FM is joining us the passing of bill Bidwell. we'll we'll Michael will certainly get a lot of credit for bringing that stadium but what was it about Mr Bedwell the the the the dad what was it about him that made that that what what any move you know after how many years you said eighteen years to get a new stadium widely move on what why did what do you think he stayed here in the valley. I think this is open only where he wanted to be I mean he could have moved to St Louis cardinals to any number of markets in the late eighties and this was a growth area and I think this was. you know the the the locale where he thought he could be most successful so made made it happen here and just you know the respect that he garnered around the league and and yeah again the wins and losses weren't there I don't think he'll go down in the annals of the entire event about history as the most successful owner but for the long time ownership families and groups in the NFL they'll have a a universal respect for bill Bidwill what he was able to accomplish it's almost like bill Bidwell waited didn't spend money on the team you know they had a horrible stadium is almost like he just waited patiently to get that building in Glendale hand over the reins to his son Michael that may be also his legacy he was patient and he handed it over to Michael and Michael I think we learned a lot from Mister bees mistakes and that's where the cardinals really started to thrive when Michael got the team and the stadium was built no I think you're exactly right now I remember that the of that eighteen year waiting period before that stadium opened the cardinals were operating kind of an NFL limbo in my opinion they didn't have the same advantages no revenue streams and things like that. Gatos best.

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"rod graves" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

02:43 min | 10 months ago

"rod graves" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"Cardinals owner passes away today at the age of eighty eight what will he be remembered for what is bill Bidwell's legacy you know I I accepted a job in Arizona in ninety six partly to cover the Arizona Cardinals and. you know this it has been a a team that has you know has tortured its fans for a long time okay but you have to give bill Bidwell tremendous amount of credit for coming out to Arizona and giving us an NFL franchise he's not gonna be remembered as being the best owner because that's just not what he was good at but I think you should be remembered for bringing us our beloved Arizona Cardinals win lose we have an NFL team he handed the team off to his son Michael who I think he's done a good job with this team they got a stadium they got to a Superbowl and they got to a Superbowl I think bill bill will pass the torch to his son very in a very in a very good way and also want to see this you know bill Bidwell is is the only is the first ever owner in the NFL he hired the league's first. and a tandem GM head coach African American rod graves was a GM he was black he's black and Dennis green right he's passed away as well he was a black head coach the first African American head coach GM tandem I think he did a lot for race relations in the NFL I think that's what he should be remembered for we should remember Mr be for you know all the troubled franchise is that he was the head of it was a lot of growing pains he also brought the Superbowl to Arizona and I met him several times he's it just he was a very quiet man yeah I really really was and I respect that he he inherited the team from his father back in nineteen thirty one was one of the original one of the first NFL teams by the way starting in Chicago they moved to Saint Louis and ultimately Phoenix yeah it it's much like the the the merit family the Rooney family it's been in the family for a long time and you can say okay you didn't put the most competitive team out on the field what what this guy did this is this is the way I'd like to live my life if I if I could. it to be known for charity to be known for being behind for being known for thinking of other people not not the Jerry Jones Show Boat glamour you know always in the news for you know math thing offer saying something good point I would like to be known for not saying anything or for not being you know ridicule for getting you know Sir you know plastic surgery and it's Jerry's world not a stadium.

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"rod graves" Discussed on Abe Lincoln's Top Hat

Abe Lincoln's Top Hat

01:35 min | 11 months ago

"rod graves" Discussed on Abe Lincoln's Top Hat

"She doesn't represent generation. She's a rich elitist. Neil neil liberal. It is like get out out of here. Stop and go. I do understand. I think you are correct at the very least bernie and elizabeth warren <hes> into a slightly lesser extent joe biden but to more or extent than than the campaign in two thousand sixteen for the democrats were able to do they are more policy focused which is crucial because i know that people we we live in a nation now of anti-intellectualism on all sides. It's a we have a war on science. Scientists is recovering now with our <hes> joseph smith and <hes> mormonism and yeah as we covered with our birkin harris story for last podcast on the left. We have a war on reason in a war on science science in this country and it is coming from all people antibac- sers you wanna pretend like it's some right wing religious lunatic fringe it. Is this justice crazy if not more crazy with the left wing lunatic fringe we are going backwards on science in this country. I really really do believe there is a thirst for people. There is a thirst right now for politicians to speak to me as if i am mildly intelligent yeah as opposed to what happened in twenty six and i'll i'll back burke and hare. We need rod graves. We need to kill cancer patients to study the cancer will oh you know what i don't think we actually do need to kill cancer patients because i think they're already being killed while i'm not an intellectual ben thanks.

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"rod graves" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

WGR 550 Sports Radio

07:48 min | 1 year ago

"rod graves" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

"Reid ESPN and at CJ Silas just a couple weeks ago Jason little less than a month ago you wrote an article about rod graves he's been in the NFL for a long time he's he's high ranking use both in the NFL as general manager and and league official and he is the new executive director in hopes of the Fritz Pollard alliance trying to kind of bring back the truth and the honesty and what the integrity of the really real of officially originally was supposed to be this must have been an interesting story to cover yes CJ I I was either the Rooney rule is been in place for a long time it is the whole point of it is to just have teams interview like diverse candidates that's not it's not in place to you know have a quota just to have teams interview diverse candidates to maybe expand their hiring pool their consideration hiring pool FOR for GM positions in head coaching positions but the rule has really been a kind of a mockery of your local over the last several years teams you'll conducting cut a share of interviews and not really giving the consideration two of the more diverse candidates like they suppose we were supposed to SO rod graves is now taking over the for its power lines which overseas compliance of the ruling with the league and the hope is that the they does something to strengthen it they they want team so interview candidates off of a awful league approved list now so the expectation is that what rod graves in there he'll be able to get some things done to where the the spirit of the rules it here to more than it has been a recently when two thousand eighteen the season began early had eight coaches of color and that is the highest from two thousand eleven and two thousand seventeen with this season beginning now it's only for Brian floor as of the dolphins Ron Rivera of the Panthers Anthony Lynn with Healy Chargers and Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers it's the NFL celebrating it's a hundred th season they've never had an African American team president it just seems to me like an all VS problem that is happening and I I I hear you say about not train of a quote and I completely agree with that but my gosh what's the percentage of players in the NFL that are not white it's pretty darn big yellow feels almost seven percent African American zero and there's only one African American Journal manager Chris Greer the Miami Dolphins so you know you go you can only go on what the league says Roger Goodell has said that this is something that is important to the league or the least the league office but there it is it really comes down to what the owners are willing to do or the owner is willing to really make a change of a hill Goodell can say it's important Roger concedes import only one right but the but Roger Goodell doesn't hire the owners ultimately set d'alba hiring policy for their teams so if the owners don't think it's a problem and if the owners are going to do more to you know have more diverse work places well then there's really only so much Roger Goodell the people the league office can do the Rooney roles been in place since two thousand three and it was for head coach is only and then it expanded six years later to include general managers jobs and you mention it it's really going to be the owners that have to find a way to make this change so then what does that mean for rob graves how is he going to be able to lead this group to make change to be the change well what what rod said and and and what the people of the at the first power lies believe it is that they're trying to change the system from within it the trying you know really not to be adversarial they they they want to work with the owners to try to improve the minority representation in in in the game on the management side on the coaching in general managers and then at other front office position so rod is going to try to affect that changed by working with yours now he did point out that if that doesn't work he's also willing to B. L. N. adversary and and and and do things a more of a public fashion they really that how things have been done to this point so we're gonna have to just wait and see what happens is just taking over he because he's coming in at a very difficult time and then we have to evaluate where he's at another maybe two or three years do you think he's got a chance to to make a change is it because you can't do it alone no he can't do low sees a me to give the orders the onus is really all the owners there's only so much that rod graves a Roger Goodell a Troy Vincent all who zero Roger Goodell's right hand guy there's only so much that can be done by people who are controlling the you know the the the levers of power the owners are the ones who control the levers of power and it's up to the owners to decide that if they want their front office staff to their coaching staffs to look more diverse it it's really love them another rule that's been in the news recently and that has to do with NC double a and and their players is the rich Paul rule which even lebron James thinks it's action acts absolutely crazy many agents in college basketball analysts agree on this that it's intended to insure players receive experience counsel before for going their college eligibility but it just doesn't seem right that the NC double a is gonna tell players what and who they can choose to represent them something about a bachelors degree and it just sounds a little bit crazy and it's it's some people are thinking the criteria is a little bit racist well yeah I mean because it appears to be designated to really shut down ages like reports Paul who is a major power broker the NBA look his lebron James yes Anthony Davis drain mod freed other clients and it looks like what the NCAA saying as well we don't want guys like you to be able to have such an influence over players were considering or weigh their options of either you know testing the draft returning to school because that you can do that the NBA as you can do that the NCAA you can test you test to see where you would go the draft in return to school if you want to add a certain criteria so it it it it's really offended a lot of people part of it is not just the you have a bachelors degree you also have to take this test some weird yes weird ten at the NC double a offices dot it is not a good look to say the least it just seems crazy to me and I don't like it do I have any say in it who do I talk to who should I call it's just it's just ridiculous I don't understand the control on you know what we need a whole show on what I yes we can okay so so maybe this is not the way to to start it but this is just just absolute crazy and I I don't know how far it's going to go in and if it's actually going to be acceptable but I mean who makes that decision I don't know yeah huh the rich Paul rule a bachelors degree and then three years of experience and an NC double a test doesn't the NC double have anything better to do don't get me started coming up next Antonio brown is an Instagram all pro business is that the whole story you're listening to game night on ESPN radio and ESPN app great.

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"rod graves" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

07:48 min | 1 year ago

"rod graves" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"Reid ESPN and at CJ Silas just a couple weeks ago Jason little less than a month ago you wrote an article about rod graves he's been in the NFL for a long time he's he's high ranking use both in the NFL as general manager and and league official and he is the new executive director in hopes of the Fritz Pollard alliance trying to kind of bring back the truth and the honesty and what the integrity of the ready real of officially originally was supposed to be this must have been an interesting story to cover yes is yeah I was either the routing rule is been in place for a long time it is the whole point of it is to just have teams interview like diverse candidates that's not that's not in place so you don't have a quota just to have teams interview diverse candidates to maybe expand their hiring pool their consideration hiring pool FOR the GM positions in head coaching positions but the rule has really been a kind of a mockery your local over the last several years teams you know conducting kind of share of interviews and not really giving the consideration to did more diverse candidates like they suppose we were supposed to SO rod graves is now taking over the for its power alliance which overseas compliance of the ruling with the league and the hope is that the they done something to strengthen it they they want teams so interview candidates off of a awful league approved list now so the expectation is that what rod graves in there he'll be able to get some things done to where the the spirit of the rules it here to more than it has been recently when two thousand eighteen the season began only had eight coaches of color and that is the highest from two thousand eleven two thousand seventeen with this season beginning now it's only for Brian floors of the dolphins Ron Rivera of the Panthers Anthony Lynn with Healy Chargers and Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers it's the NFL celebrating it's a hundred th season they've never had an African American team president it just seems to me like an all VS problem that is happening and I I hear you say about not train of a quote and I completely agree with that but my gosh what's the percentage of players in the NFL that are not white it's pretty darn big yeah levels almost seven percent African and is only one African American Journal manager Chris Greer the Miami Dolphins so you know you go you can only go on what the league says Roger Goodell has said that this is something that is important to the league or at least the league office but it really comes down to what the owners are willing to do all the older is willing to really make a change of a you know Goodell can say it's important Roger concedes import only one right but the but Roger Goodell doesn't hire the owners ultimately set bail the hiring policy for their teams so if the owners don't think it's a problem and if the owners are going to do more to it'll have more diverse work places well there's really only so much Roger Goodell the people the league office can do the Rooney roles been in place since two thousand three and it was for head coach is only a minute expanded six years later to include general managers jobs and you mention it it's really going to be the owners that have to find a way to make this change so then what does that mean for rod graves how is he going to be able to leave this group to make change to be the change well what what rod said and and and what the people of the at the first power lies believes is that they're trying to change the system from within it the trying you know really not to be adversarial they they they want to work with the owners to try to improve the minority representation of in in the game on the management side of the coaching in general managers and then at other front office position so rod is going to try to affect that changed by working with yours now he did point out that if that doesn't work he's also willing to be your adversary and and and and do things a more of a public fashion they really that how things have been done to this point so we're gonna have to just wait and see what happens is just taking over he cut he's coming in at a very difficult time and then we have to evaluate where he's at another maybe two or three years do you think he's got a chance to to make a change is it because you can't do it alone no he can't do low sees a need to give the orders the onus is really all the owners there's only so much good rod graves a Roger Goodell a Troy Vincent who's you know Roger Goodell's right hand guy there's only so much that can be done by people who are controlling the you know the the the levers of power the owners are the ones who control the levers of power and it's up to the owners to decide that if they want their front office staff and their coaching staffs to look more diverse it it's really all of them another rule that's been in the news recently and that has to do with the NC double a and and their players is the rich Paul rule which even lebron James thinks it's action acts absolutely crazy many agents in college vassal analysts agree on this that it's intended to insure players receive experience counsel before for going to college eligibility but it just doesn't seem right that the NC double a is gonna tell players what and who they can choose to represent them something about a bachelors degree and it just sounds a little bit crazy and it's it's some people are thinking the criteria is a little bit racist well yeah I mean because it appears to be designated to really shut down ages like reports Paul who is a major power broker it'd be a look his lebron James yes Anthony Davis drain body read other clients and what it looks like what the NCAA saying as well we don't want guys like you to be able to have such an influence over players were considering or weigh their options of either you know testing we drafted returning to school because that you can do that the NBA is you can do that the NCAA you could test you just to see where you would go the draft in return to school if you want to have a certain criteria so it it it it's really affected a lot of people part of it is not just the have a bachelors degree you also have to take this test some weird yes weird tab at the NC double a offices not it is not a good look to say the least it just seems crazy to me and I don't like it do I have any say in it who do I talk to who should I call it's just it's just ridiculous I don't understand the control you know what we need a whole show on what I yes we can okay so maybe this is not the way to to start it but this is just just absolute crazy and I I don't know how far it's going to go in and if it's actually going to be acceptable but I mean who makes that decision I don't know yeah huh the rich Paul rule a bachelors degree in them three years of experience and an NC double a test doesn't have anything better to do don't get me started coming up next Antonio brown is an 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"rod graves" Discussed on Outside the Lines

Outside the Lines

05:35 min | 1 year ago

"rod graves" Discussed on Outside the Lines

"The Lines Ryan Smith here. What makes Baker Mayfield tick joins us with that story but our big story is another one from the N._F._l.? Have the Houston Texans run afoul of the Rooney rule and their search for a G._M.. Here we are fifty days from kicking off the regular season with fourteenth today beginning the steady stream of squads reporting to training camp but only one team in the League is without a general manager the Houston Texans after firing Brian Gain in June. Now you can argue the team has made some internal bungling as of late perhaps evidenced by not getting a long term deal done with defensive engine Avian Clowney and perhaps incurring a grievance for their linebacker franchise tag designation presumably to save money but now they are facing questions about their search process for the G._M.. Job The team interviewed two African the American candidates for the position Ray farmer and Martin Mayhew then tried to hire Patriots Director of player Personnel Nick Caserio but were blocked by New England who later filed a grievance for tampering against the Texans over the situation well. Did they ever intend to hire one of those men of color and do their actions violate the N._F._l.'s Rooney rule so let's talk about this with Fritz Pollard alliances new executive director Rod Graves congratulations on the new title the New Job Rod. Let me ask you what specifically concerns earns you about the way the Texans high handled their G._M.. Search in terms of respecting the Rooney Rule Orion let me first point out that Houston is in compliance with the Rooney rule they did in fact interview a couple of outstanding minority candidates and with that they are in compliance our concern as the same concern we would have with any club is that they're checking the box with no real intention of hiring one of those minority candidates that in our opinion circumvents the spirit of the rule and that's the biggest concern that we have but let me point out that Houston's track record under the McNair family has really I've been respectable. They have a long-term longtime G._M.. In Brit Smith who served that organization I thought extraordinarily well for twelve years and they've got female representatives at the highest level food chain but what we've noticed is that there are no individuals of color at those high level positions and we hope that they will readopt the strategy that they want to add onto Bob McNair. It's a story that's been coming up in the news surrounding the Texans recently so just fans who are looking at this and wondering how it all works. How do you judge if you're looking at this as the head of the Fritz Pollard Alliance? How do you judge whether or not farmer and make you were given that kind of consider that kind of consideration that you require well? I think I in talking with individuals that were interview both of those guys Oh veteran N._F._l.. Executives and they certainly know whether or not the interviews where a show show or whether there was any real intention. Both men indicated that their interviews were well thought out <hes> they covered a lot of content. They were given a chance to talk about their philosophies. News and and what they would bring to the club and in speaking with them I came away satisfied that the approach of <hes> the interview itself with each candidate was certainly worth <hes> the time of those men and was in essence a thorough interview process okay and by the way we reached out the Texans for a statement they won't be giving us one at this time you mentioned the seriousness. Seriousness aspect the idea of four show versus not where is the line as you see it. When you have a situation like this in terms of whether you are satisfying those requirements or not where is that line where it's for show versus <music> serious well I think first of all this has to be a sincerity by ownership and other key decision makers within a organization to make diversity of priority and we we believe that diversity should be at the top of the business plan of every N._F._l.? Franchise ultimately it's our goal to see it in all of sports but I you know when you have of individuals who are qualified and we believe that with those individuals if they are in a position where you given a fair chance of fair opportunity <hes> to interview and to advance. I think that that leads to positive results for the game so then. What do you do to make sure that happens with an organization like the Texans well? We need to keep harping at it. We need to in impress upon the owners that diversity is good business that it's good for our fans. It's good for our players. It's good for our stakeholders and all we can do is continue to work with on his ship to impress upon them the the nature of that but ultimately we believe diversity is good for the game all right Rod Graves. Thank you very much appreciate it. We'll keep an eye on this situation. Thank you for joining us. Thank you well if you believe the pundits Baker Mayfield is expected to lead the Browns to.

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"rod graves" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

13:40 min | 1 year ago

"rod graves" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"Tickets to courtesy of Miller lite to watch the game in the Miller lite, loft green. I asked the question before the break is a possible that Tiger Woods in one major tournament goes from the penthouse to the outhouse. Well, I, I don't I don't know about the outhouse but I think not surprising to me that he's playing as badly as he has been and good morning fellas. Obviously not morning. So what the hell event that? Probably off, usually give me the big build up and I didn't even know you coming to me. Great greeny, you would appreciate this. We as been pounded into our heads here. Don't ever ask your guest how they're doing today. So we go straight to the questions, you're, you're you buy. I mean, it's a very good rule of thumb and I should have been more ready so score that I wasn't he. Here's the thing with tiger and I asked any north as question this morning, the layoff that he had after the match he hasn't played in four weeks. So if he's a little rusty for making excuses for making future Soviet but there's a little rusty hasn't played a turn of the month. I assumed that he was managing his back and whatnot. And you know said he didn't make it at anything to do with that. And that it was just she was kind of emotionally overwrought and overrun from all of that happened in Gaza. All of that said, I don't care who you are to take four weeks off and then show up on one of the Hortus gone horses in the world. And I don't know if you guys ever been the best page black. But this is a US open course masquerading as PGA championship. Just show up at of nowhere, not even practice one, because it doesn't feel. Well, so we spent that day on his yacht and what a sentence that was Associated Press before you know it does not surprise. Me at all. They would go out and struggle the couldn't make a putt it all yesterday, and I haven't had a chance to see much today. But I know he's three over. I'm not that surprised. And he's playing with and against the best player in the world. And that's what books kept his campaign is the best player in the world. But tiger is it certainly is he showed a month ago capable of playing big anywhere. And I think he will he will be a factor at pebble, but I think he has to manage schedule carefully and candidly, better than he did leading into this greeny you in Waddell, no way, more golf than me. And you mentioned these three over for the day Tigers now five over. He would miss the cod. He's through twelve do you believe that any there's any part of him where like you said the yacht in just winning in the emotion that this is just the sprint in the training for this wasn't is great as it would have been lent. Let's say he would have finished fifth or sixth of the masters. Yes, I do. I do think that again, Andy north basically said that he didn't know Gyger talked about is going to have to manage the schedule carefully based upon his back at the end of last year. He played so much, and he just probably physically can't handle that load right now. So he's going to have to manage that carefully that said that they now play a major every month, you know, as maybe sometimes will still know, but normally visiting playing right now the PGA has been at the end of August for ever and they just moved it up this year. So they play a major in April May June, July and all the guys left and figure out how they're going to handle that, as far as their schedule. And tiger is gonna have to do it. And he'll have to do a better job of managing clearly that he didn't here. I think he will. I think his whole life as far as it's concerned now is exclusively about winning majors. I think he the days of him being overly worried about practically. The other events except for the one that is his name on. It are over. He wants to make a run attack. And I think that he will set up his schedule. However, he believes we'll put him in the best position to compete at. He's majors and I'd be very surprised if we have a layoff of this length, again, lead Hindu, what major championship greenie? Let's try to lift your mood. What the hell is wrong with the jets? You know, at a little bit of a breakdown about that the other. I will I will tell you, I'll tell you a little behind the scene. So that was an accident. That was not planned. It was not meant to happen. We were supposed to do something else. I was opposed to Jalen rose is out in the on the west coast during the NBA the Western Conference finals, and he was supposed to come on. And we had trouble with the Fateh light because the seed went down. And so I hear my they were just going to do a little brief jets conversation, and throw it to me, and Jalen, I we're gonna do basketball, and we couldn't get him on. So they said in my ear, just break into that conversation and say something about the jets. And I so I just gonna win in there and winged it, and that's what came out. Yeah. So the jets a ridiculous stroke of a laughing stock of a franchise and that was that was that, that was that we were reminded of that. And that these things come from the very top, you can't be as mismanaged and dysfunctional. I long as they have been without coming from the very top because they go through general managers, and it goes through coaches, and they go through quarterbacks. And it can't be each and every one of those individually that will not right. It was it is obviously, the person making the decision. And so I don't know how closely people paid attention to what the jets did here. But I'll sum it up for you quickly. But just fired their coach at the end of the season kept the general manager, who I would have been in favor of firing. Bet he, he did an absolutely terrible job is drafts have been horrendous. He traded up in the second round. Kristen hackenberg was most recently released from the lead, but it doesn't exist anymore. So he couldn't do a worse job. They decided to keep him. They let him hire the new coach. They let him spend over a hundred and twenty million dollars in free agent money including a ton of it on living on bell, who apparently the coach didn't want, then they allowed him to run the draft. Then they waited for. Three and a half weeks. And then they fired him and the owner explained that he did it because he had recently done a deep dive into what was going on with the organization and decided this is what needed to be done. I mean I don't know why he was so busy doing before that. But. Did we lose greenie? 'cause the phone line was so actually very good or a cell phone. It was. And then it just went gonna listen, everything attached the jets conversation. Right. You got to clear phone. You got a clear thought next thing you know, Mike mcalinden is stepping in and everything goes to prove that, gays just disconnected the phone line. I, I was gonna say to greenie. I cover the bears. I was inside the building. The day. Dave mcginnis was supposed to be hired, and then his car speeds off, and he leaves he doesn't want the job anymore. And the even put the voicemail message. Hello. Thank you for calling the head coach, Dave mcginnis voicemail, or whatever it is. You know, and they're like, whether it's Mike Tyson missing the pick when he was the Vikings head coach. I think what the jets did this off season. Could be the biggest clown show. We've ever seen. I don't know if there's ever been a time when we all. Said, why did they let rod graves stay on with the draft remember that? And then moved on and went to to the cardinals. And that, that drew some some, you know. For the joker that this tops the bears lowest point by three times in greenie rejoins us I was just saying greeny you, you on that bears beat in some good times. But a lot of bad times, I was on a lot of bad times this last few weeks of jet stuff is like the worst I think I've ever seen from any football team. Yeah. It's embarrassing, and I'm sorry. The phone went out and I was still ranting and raving when I realized that I was gone. And, and so yes, it is. It's embarrassing. I mean it's embarrassing and look, I'm not a fan who none of my identity comes from that. So it doesn't make me feel bad about myself. I know there are some fans who are. So, you know, they derive a little bit of their own sense of self identity from the team. So I'm not personally embarrassed. But I am frustrated and I think it is in Barrington for them. I think they should be embarrassed. And I find it extraordinarily frustrating and yeah, the, the bears when I was there. I covered the bears in the mid nineties. So the very end of, of the Mike Ditka tenure and then be beginning of the day ones that tenure and you may recall and tell me you were playing those teams. Yeah. That, that would want it for you guys. Look pretty good. Yup. And fully truly see made a lot of personnel decisions that, that a lot of the didn't work out. He actually was a pretty good coach. With a lot of my players, and they had a good a decent. Little guys made the playoffs beat the Vikings in a playoff game. So, yes, I felt, they were ups and downs, but they didn't have the kind of dysfunctionality that we're talking about here. This is a circumstance that is, it's like a circus, and, you know, one of the entire league is laughing at your team. That's a really bad really bad set of circumstances. All right to the NBA playoffs. What do you make of what you're seeing from the Golden State Warriors doing what they're doing without Kevin? Durant? No. Let me start with this. The do you guys feel. And, and I remember and this is something that is obviously near here for the souls of all people in Chicago. But the you and I will remember that we covered the, the Michael Jordan bulls. And when Michael Jordan was no longer. They're not so much ninety four ninety five but when he left the team, ninety nine two thousand two thousand one there was such a noticeable air out of the balloon about the entire proceedings of, of the NBA playoffs. And, and I feel like as, as crazy as this may sound I wonder if you share my feeling that the absence of LeBron James has really had a similar effect. I think the playoff in general have just been in market step down in drama and intrigue. Golden's. You do not feel that way. Do you have you been as after vetted by these play offs is, as you feel you have been in years past? You know, it's funny that you bring up this topic because I looked to Waddell in the first round, and I said, you're not gonna believe this Waddell, and this coming from guy who a lot of the years spent time disliking, LeBron a lot is a bulls fan as I said to him, I go, I'm this LeBron. I really miss LeBron. I agree. And then you know what happened, the second round happened in the second round was awesome. And I think so far, you know Toronto Milwaukee can be really good too young stars and Colli and, and yada. And the upstart blazers in what the the warriors are doing without key. That's a lot of drama for me. So I'm on the on the other side of the conversation. I still missing you do. I think the, the playoffs, the playoffs are better when LeBron's involved in some way, shape or form. Yeah, I kind of feel that way too. But I, I completely change the subject from your question. I think that I think that the, the, the Kevin Durant narrative that they really interesting one, because Kevin Durant is obviously, extremely mindful of what he perceives people think of him. And there is just no question that the warriors play they'd beautiful brand of basketball when he's not playing. And Steph curry has reminded everyone over the last whatever that is fourteen quarters or whatever it is since strength went out of what made him arguably the most popular player in the sport for a long stretch there when he's on. He's as much fun to watch as anybody and Durant might be the best pure score ever. But when he's involved, it just isn't as as, as beautiful to watch. And I don't think that the warriors enjoy. It as much free, green. Certainly what he does. This is completely neutralize when they throw the ball rampant. Just let him do his thing on the block. So I think that the really interesting dynamic here will be if that calf is, as bad as I'm starting to hear people whisper. It is, and he never makes it back and they win the whole thing without him. I think that will be fascinating dynamic, and how it will impact his pending free agency, which I have no idea how it would impact it I think we'll become one of the most interesting storylines that we've seen in the NBA in a very long time. So you hearing whispers that he may not make it back at all these playoffs. I think that is a possibility. I don't think he'll play good in this series for sure. And we had met in.

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"rod graves" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

11:12 min | 1 year ago

"rod graves" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"NFL announcing Tuesday that quote, the artists will let their show do the talking day prepare to take the stage. This sunday. Adam LeVine will be their ruin five. Didn't give a decision. A reason for the decision. Chose not to meet with reporters as most acts have done in the past. I it's been a lot of focus on entertainers and social injustice for say say needs to be addressed during the Super Bowl that's led to criticism of performers who are holding events in the area and those choosing to take part in the Super Bowl. Maroon five we'll be ready. The Rams presumably will be ready. So we'll the patriots. They certainly have the experience and know what it's like to prep for Super Bowl considered the Super Bowl experience between the two rosters Rams entire roster. Has a total of five Super Bowls worth of experience. Tom Brady alone has eight former offensive tackle Matt light one three Super Bowls. He was a guest earlier on ESPN radio coach bell chicks, you know, job to obviously get everybody ready to play in this game. And and how you do that. You know, I think there's a every coach has their method and their way of doing it. But he's he's really focused in on. How can we can we get guys to ignore all the noise and not get caught up in all the excitement of the game. But still recognize that individuals and use that to an advantage to get guys to hyper focus because this is the only chance you're gonna get the have this. And you know, it's it's a difficult task. You've got, you know, fifty some odd guys that are all jockeying for position with their own families and their own friends, and this that and the other while still trying to be as on point and put more. Into this game. Then then they put into any game, and they realize the importance, but it's easy to get distracted. So you know, coach looks at this week a lot differently than any other week. I mean, it take of the day of is unlike any game any player could ever face, you know, in their career until they get to the Super Bowl with the long pause at halftime of ridiculous amount of time. It takes even start to game and get all the props and stuff off the field. I mean, it's it's insane. How different this game is. And you know, good news is they've they've got a lot of experience doing it. And I'm sure Bill ready. What do you see in terms of this year's patriots team that can be exploited? Or maybe isn't as strong as it has been in the past. Well, I mean, there's always areas that you can exploit right? You know, the the way that they've won these last two games have really caused everybody here in New England. Oh my God. Where's this defense? Ben. And and why hasn't the offense done this that and the other? You know, it's it's gone from talk radio telling you how terrible the team was you know, for most of the season to how great they are now. And why they're going to win this game. I think, you know, look, the the best recipe that people have used the beat New England is keep keep radio off the field. You know, get to him right up the middle affecting early ineffective off. And that goes all the way back to, you know, whether it was Michael Strahan and the giants to you know, current day. Right. I mean, it's it's it's by the way, no different for any other quarterback in this league. They're very few that can, you know, get pressure right up the middle, and you know. Know move around the pocket and make those plays. All right. All right. Matt Brady's talking about a garage talking about it. And everybody's talking about a patriots have a number of important weapons. Not the least of which is their head coach and quarterback to the guy's a PTI has been more important to the patriots dynasty, Bella chick or Brady. I actually believe in this answer while I believe Tom Brady. Tom Tom Brady if he's not the greatest quarterback of all time. I'm I'm gonna give him the benefit of the doubt others have to be listed after him. Having said that the answer clearly in my mind is Bill Belichick. I mean Bill Bill check without Brady would have gotten ahold. Hold of I'm gonna give you three guys who were available in the two thousand draft ratings drafted or the next year. Bolger Mark Bolger who had some pretty good numbers. An okay success is Saint Louis, Michael Vick. We all know and drew Brees a guy named drew Brees you go Bill with them. Tom Brady is unquestionably. Great Bill bell check. It's a coaches league is not basketball coaches have a disproportionate effect in football. I'm going with Ben. Yeah. I mean, I I I can't bring myself to separate them at this point. I will give you the Belichick has more responsibility over the entire team. But I the people that you mentioned they have one Super Bowl win among them green. So no, I mean. Play for ballot. Check Brady is special Bredesen on nine. The only thing I can think of that that is comparable to this relationship between a coach and a player would be read our back and Bill Russell. So much for each other on and off the court the Yankees when they were fabulously great had different managers. Right. So I I can't separate Belichick and Brady I can't I can't nine nine might come up. Patriots going to Super Bowl fifty three playing the underdog card this time around or the lack of respect card arosh Markazi of the L A times earlier on ESPN radio. So two things. And and you know, the players didn't want to say it publicly, but I talked to you players like off the record. I mean, if he just thought it was hilarious that the patriots are using this whole like Lindahl was giving it the chance like we're the underdog. I mean as you mentioned the patriots are the favorites. In Las Vegas. They've been like ninety per Ryan with with Phil's telecheck and Tom Brady won five Super Bowls. I mean, they they think it's a little humor that using the whole like us against the world thing that being said, I mean, you've been a a real champion that there isn't a conversation to be had about the lack of a fan base in LA because of how well the Rams have sort of captured the area. Why aren't they capturing the area now better with the Super Bowl appearance? So I mean, it's it's growing, certainly. And you know, when you compare them to the charter, their certainly the the more popular what happens guys is we don't have it even a market for twenty one years. We've been generation fans featured fast, none of my kids. Remember when he was here before in. So you have to kind of, cultivate, a fan base from scratch, and that doesn't happen overnight. Now, listen, I think this Ryan has done a lot for them. And I think a win with you a massive amount in terms of building that fan base. But it's not gonna be as rabid as a Chicago Bears fan base patriots. Pittsburgh steelers. I mean again when you don't have a team in a in a market for twenty one years, you'll lose an entire generation there. How can the Rams have success against offensive line? Where other teams have not? So that's the key. I mean peop- people keep asking what you think the keys, and I said, listen, I think it's gonna play. Well, they're gonna have to run the ball. But the key. Whenever Tom Brady has struggled whenever they have lost the Super Bowl is because of the pressure in the suit and Donald will have pressure on on radio here. One hundred percent, right. That's not happened. But but then the wind is gonna have to have the kind of game that he had in the conference championship game because you're gonna. Donald in. So who's gonna have to create some pressure for them to win? You're gonna have to hit com Brady and create that fresher. How much do you think? The young upstart in McVay is inspiring people to believe that he can go toe to toe with those guys. I think so many people have bought in to sort of just like, Sean McVay persona. And I think he's fantastic. Again, we talked to him for and for I don't know twenty minutes today, very competent. And but you could at this point these guys just want to play it wanted to get this game going. They are a little tired of happy to talk about the game. They talked about it for a week. They wanna play the game right now. Super Bowl fifty three coming up on Sunday. They just want to get on the field and do it. He has radio presented by progressive insurance. Comparing rates to help you save call or click today and find out how much progressive could save you. Another interesting note from the NFL cardinal's president Michel Bidwell will be receiving the Paul Tagliabue award this week. It's the award given out by the Fritz Pollard alliance. He'll receive it Thursday in Atlanta award is annually, given to a person who demonstrates integrity and leadership from NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue that he exhibited during career and development opportunities for minority candidates in advocacy for diversity on the league and club level. And again, it's going to. On a cardinal's president Michel Bidwell? Yes. Two of Arizona's last five head coaches have been black. But there's been a lot of eyebrows raised about this award because Steve Wilks was fired by the cardinals after one year with the team. Jason read Michael Bidwell receives the Paul Tagliabue award for his work in hiring and working with minorities. But at the same time the cardinals as we mentioned it came under fire for the Kingsbury higher for dismissing Steve Wilks after one year. What did you make of the Fritz Pollard alliances decision to give the award to the cardinals would face some of that criticism Orion? Like, you said a very kind of curious timing clearly the Wilkes decision after blowing firing him after only one year was not something that really resonated. Well, with a lot of the black coaches, the feeling was if you only give guy one year why hire them to begin with. Now, I will say this about the cardinals. They do have a history of really strong inclusion practices within their hiring. If remember Danny green was their head coach he was an African American a rod graves with the general manager at the time. He's African American. So they had had a history of of being very in tune with the times and with trying to. Improve diversity within their ranks. But it does because of the timing of the Wilkes decision. Make this kind of thing. That's very interesting. Is this the first power lines? Maybe sending a message saying it's not about what's happening right now. It's about a collective body of work in terms of giving out these kinds of awards recognizing the work of inclusion with Menards. Well, listen, my man, this is definitely a kind of a lifetime achievement award is not based on what happened this year. I mean, the the Wilkes thing, you know, no matter what anybody would say about who deserves to keep jobs who doesn't he only got one year. So if you're if African American coach gets one year and the Fritz power lines, which is in charge of compliance of the Rooney rule, at least helping the league with that gives the award to the cardinals you say, well, how can that happen? But if we talk about a lifetime achievement award throughout their organization, not just in football ops. But in other areas, they have had a commitment to diversity. Build well will be honored with the award on Thursday and lettuce..

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"rod graves" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

WGR 550 Sports Radio

11:14 min | 1 year ago

"rod graves" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

"NFL announcing Tuesday that quote, the artists will let their show do the talking is prepared to take the stage. This sunday. Adam LeVine will be there. Ruined five. Didn't give a decision. A reason for the decision. Joe's not to meet with reporters have as most acts have done in the past. There's been a lot of focus on entertainers and the social injustice, which they say needs to be addressed during the Super Bowl that's led to criticism of performers who are holding events in the area and those choosing to take part in the Super Bowl. Maroon five though will be ready. The Rams presumably will be ready. So we'll the patriots. They certainly have the experience. They know what it's like to prep for a Super Bowl considered the Super Bowl experience between the two rosters Rams entire roster. As a total of five Super Bowls worth experience. Tom Brady alone has eight. Former offensive tackle Matt light one three Super Bowls. He was a guest earlier on ESPN radio coach bell chicks, you know, job to to obviously get everybody, you know, ready to play in this game. And how you do that. You know, I think there's every coach has their method in their way of doing it. But you know, he's he's really focused in on. How can we how can we get guys to ignore? All the noise and not get caught up in all the excitement of the game. But still recognize that individuals and use that to an advantage to get guys to hyper focus because this is the only chance you gotta get the have this. And you know, I it's a difficult task. You know, fifty some odd guys that are all jockeying for position with their own families and their own friends, and this that and the other wall still trying to be as on point and put more into this game. Then then they put into any game, and they realize the importance, but it's. Easy to get distracted. So you know, coach looks at this week a lot differently than any other week. I mean, take the day of the day of is unlike any game any player could ever face, you know, in their career until they get to the Super Bowl with the long pause at halftime the ridiculous amount of time. It takes even start the game and get all the props and stuff off the field. I mean, it's it's an insane. How different this game is. And you know, is they've they've got a lot of experience in New England doing it. And I'm sure Bill ready. What do you see in terms of this year's patriots team that can be exploited or maybe isn't as strong as has been in the past. Well, I mean, there's always areas that you're gonna exploit right? You know, the the way that they've won these last two games have really caused everybody here in New England and say like, oh my God. Where's this defense? Ben. And and why hasn't the offense done this that and the other? And you know, it's it's it's gone from talk radio tell you how terrible the team was, you know, for most of the season to how great they are now. And why they're going to win this game. I think, you know, look the best recipe that people have used a beat New England is keep keep radio off the field. You know, get to him right up the middle affecting early in effect him off. Then that goes all the way back to, you know, whether it was Michael Strahan and the giants to you know, current day. Right. I mean, it's it's it's it's by the way, no different for any other quarterback in this league. There are very few that can you know? Get pressure right up the middle. And and have to move around the pocket and make those plays. All right. Matt Brady's talking about a garage talking about it. And everybody's talking about her patriots have a number of important weapons. Not the least of which is their head coaching quarterback to the guy's a PTI. Has been more important to the patriots dynasty, Bella chick or Brady, Tony I actually believe in this answer while I believe Tom Brady. Tom Tom Brady if he's not the greatest quarterback of all time. I'm just I'm gonna give him the benefit of the doubt. And others have to be listed after him. Having said that the answer clearly in my mind is Bill Belichick. I mean, Bill Belichick without Brady would have gotten a hold of. I'm gonna give you three guys who were available in the two thousand draft was drafted or the next year. Bolger Mark Bolger who had some pretty good numbers. An okay success in Saint Louis. Michael Vick, who we all know. And drew Brees a guy named drew Brees. You think Bill Bill could have done. Okay. With them. Tom Brady is unquestionably. Great Bill bell check. It's a coaches league is not basketball coaches have a disproportionate effect in football. I'm going with. Yeah. I mean, I I can't bring myself to separate them at this point. I will give you the has more responsibility over the entire team. But I the the people. You mentioned they have one Super Bowl win among them. And it's true breeze. No, I mean play for ballot. Check Brady is special Brady's on nine. The only thing I can think of that that is comparable to this. The relationship between a coach and player would be read our back and Bill Russell who did so much for each other on and off the court the Yankees when they were fabulously great had different manager. Joe? So I I can't separate Bella chicken. Brady. I can't I can't nine nine Mike come up patriots going to Super Bowl fifty three playing the underdog card this time around or the lack of respect card arosh Markazi of the L A times earlier on ESPN radio. Yeah. So two things. And and you know, the clearest didn't want to say it publicly, but I talked to you players like off the record. I mean, maybe they just thought it was hilarious that the patriots are using this whole like no was giving us a chance. Like, we're the underdog. I mean as you mentioned the patriots are the favorites in Las Vegas. They've been like night super right Kurt Ryan with that with Bill pellets Tom Brady, they won five they think it's a little humor is that using the whole like us against the world thing that being said, I mean or us you've been a a real champion that there isn't a conversation to be had about the lack of a fan base in L A because of how well the Rams have sort of captured the area. Why aren't they capturing the area now better with the Super Bowl appearance? You know? So I mean, it's it's growing, certainly. And you know, when you compare them to the chargers, they're certainly the the more popular team. But what happens guys, you know? You don't have a team in the market for twenty one years have been higher generation of fans each a classic USC. None of my kids. Remember when he was here before in. So you have to kind of, cultivate, a fan base from scratch, and that doesn't happen overnight. Now, listen, I I think this Ryan has done a lot for them. And I think a win with you a massive amount in terms of building that, but it's not gonna be as rabid as you know, a Chicago Bears fan base patriots. Pittsburgh steelers. I mean again when you don't have a team in in a market for twenty one years, you'll lose her generation there. How can the Rams have success against this offense of line where other teams have not? So that's the key. I mean p p p people keep asking what you think the key is. And I said, listen, I I think the office. Announce play well to get out to run the ball. But the key. Whenever Tom Brady has struggled whenever they have lost the Super Bowl is because of the pressure in the suit, and Donald we'll have to get fresher on radio one hundred percent, right. That's not happened. But then the win is gonna have to have the kind of game that he had in the conference championship game. Because you're gonna double team that. Donald is so sues going to have to create some pressure. Like, yes them to win. You're to have to hit Tom Brady and create that pressure. How much do you think the young upstart in McVay is inspiring people to believe that he can go toe to toe with those guys I think so many people have bought in to sort of be like, Sean McVay persona. And I think he's fantastic. Again, we talked to him for for. I don't know twenty minutes today, and you very competent. But you get caught this point these guys just want to play. They wanted to get this game going. They are a little tired of happy to talk about the game. They talked about it for a week because wanna play the game right now. Super Bowl fifty coming up on Sunday. They just want to get on the field and do it ESPN radio presented by progressive insurance. Comparing rates to help you save call or click today and find out how much progressive could save you. Another interesting note from the NFL cardinal's president Michel Bidwell will be receiving the Paul Tagliabue's award this week. It's the award given out by the Fritz Pollard alliance. He'll receive it Thursday in Atlanta. The award is annually given to a person who demonstrates integrity and leadership from NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue that he exhibited during career development opportunities for minority candidates in advocacy for diversity on the league and club level. And again, it's going to. On a cardinal's president Michel Bidwell? Yes. Two of Arizona's last five head coaches have been black. But there's been a lot of eyebrows raised about this award. Because Steve Walsh was fired by the cardinals after one year with the team. Jason read Michael Bidwell receives the Paul Tagliabue award for his work in hiring and working with minorities. But at the same time the cardinals as we mentioned they came under fire for the Kingsbury higher for dismissing Steve Wilkes after one year. What did you make of the Fritz Pollard alliances decision to give the award to the cardinals would face some of that criticism Orion? Like, you said a very kind of curious timing clearly the Wilkes decision after blowing firing him after only one year was not something that really resonated. Well, with a lot of the black coaches the feeling was only gonna give guy one year why them to begin with. Now, I will say this about the cardinals. They do have a history of really strong inclusion practices within their hiring. If remember Danny green was their head coach was an African-American rod graves with the general manager at the time. He was African American. So they had had a history of of being very in tune with the times and with trying to. Improve diversity within their ranks. But it does because of the timing of the Wilkes decision. Make this kind of thing. That's very interesting. Is this the first power lines? Maybe sending a message saying it's not about what's happening right now. It's about a collective body of work in terms of giving out these kinds of awards and recognizing the work of inclusion with minorities. Well, listen, my man, this is definitely a kind of a lifetime achievement award is not based on what happened this year. I mean, the the Wilkes thing, you know, no matter what anybody wants to say about who deserves keep jobs, we've doesn't he only got one year. So if you're African American coach gets one year and the Fritz power lines, which is in charge of compliance of the Rooney rule, at least helping the league with that gives the award to the cardinals you say, well, how can that happen? But if we talk about a lifetime achievement award throughout their organization, not just in football ops. But in other areas, they have had a commitment to diversity Michael build. Well will be honored with the award on Thursday in Atlanta sports. ESPN radio back.

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"rod graves" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

WGR 550 Sports Radio

11:24 min | 1 year ago

"rod graves" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

"It canceled their news conference to talk about their upcoming halftime performance. NFL announcing Tuesday that quote, the artists will let their show do the talking is they prepared to take the stage. This sunday. Adam LeVine will be there. Maroon five didn't give a decision a reason for the decision. But the jobs not to meet with reporters as most acts have done in the past. Of course, there's been a lot of focus on entertainers and the social injustice, which they say needs to be addressed during the Super Bowl that's led to criticism of performers who are holding events in the area and those choosing to take part in the Super Bowl. Maroon five we'll be ready. The Rams presumably will be ready. So we'll the patriots. They certainly have the experience. They know what it's like to prep for a Super Bowl considered the Super Bowl experience between the two rosters Rams entire roster. Has a total of five Super Bowls worth of experience. Tom Brady alone has eight. Former offensive tackle Matt light won three Super Bowls. He was a guest earlier on ESPN radio. Coach bell chicks, you know, job to to obviously get everybody ready to play in this game. And and how you do that. You know, I think there's every coach has their method in their way of doing it. But you know, he's he's really focused in on. How can we how can we get guys to ignore? All the noise and not get caught up in all the excitement of the game. But still recognized that individuals and use that to an advantage to get guys to hyper focus because this is the only chance you're gonna get to have this. And you know, it's it's a difficult task. You've got, you know, fifty some odd guys that are, you know, all jockey to preposition with their own families and their own friends, and this that and the other wall still trying to be as on point and put more into this game. Then then they put into any game, and they realize the importance, but it's. Easy to get distracted. So coach looks at this week a lot differently than any other week. I mean, take the day of the day of is unlike any game any player could ever face, you know, in their career until they get to the Super Bowl with the long pause at halftime the ridiculous amount of time. It takes to even start the game and get all the props and stuff off the field. I mean, it's it's insane. How different this game is. And you know, good news is they've they've got a lot of experience in New England doing it. And I'm sure Bill them ready. What do you see in terms of this year's patriots team that can be exploited or maybe isn't as strong as as it has been in the past. Well, I mean, there's always areas that you can exploit right? You know, the the way that they've won these last two games have really caused everybody here in New England say like, oh my God. Where's this deepens? Ben. And why hasn't the offense done this that and the other, and you know? It's it's it's gone from talk radio telling you how terrible the team was you know, for most of the season to how great they are now. And why they're going to win this game. I think, you know, look the best recipe that people have used the beat New England is keep keep radio off the field. You know, get to him right up the middle affecting early in effect him off. Then that goes all the way back to, you know, whether it was, you know, Michael Strahan and the giants to you know, current day. Right. I mean, it's it's it's it's by the way, no different for any other quarterback in this league. They're very few that can get pressure right up the middle. And and have to move around the pocket and make those plays. All right. Matt Brady's talking about a garnish talking about it. And everybody's talking about a patriots have a number of important weapons. Not the least of which is their head coach and quarterback to the guys that has been more important to the patriots dynasty, Bella chick or Brady, Tony I actually believe in this answer while I believe Tom Brady. Tom Tom Brady if he's not the greatest quarterback of all time. I'm I'm gonna give him the benefit of the doubt and others have to be listed after him. Having said that the answer clearly in my mind is Bill Belichick. I mean, Bill Belichick without Brady would have gotten a hold of three guys who were available in the two thousand draft Brady was drafted or the next year. Bolger Mark Bolger who had some pretty good numbers. An okay success in Saint Louis. Michael Vick, who we all know. And drew Brees a guy named drew Brees. You think Bill Bill check done? Okay. With them. Tom Brady is unquestionably. Great Bill bell. Check. It's a coach's league is not basketball coaches have a disproportionate effect in football. I'm going with. Yeah. I mean, I I can't bring myself to separate them at this point. I will give you the has more responsibility over the entire team. But I the the people that you mentioned they have one Super Bowl win among them. And it's true breeze. No, I mean for ballot. Check Brady is special Brady's in online. The only thing I can think of that that is comparable to this. The relationship between the coaching and player would be read our back and Bill Russell. So much for each other on and off the court the Yankees when they were fabulously great had different manager. Joe? Right. So I can't separate Bella chicken. Brady. I can't I can't nine nine Mike come up patriots going to Super Bowl fifty three playing the underdog card this summer or the lack of respect card. Arosh Markazi of the L A times earlier on ESPN radio. So two things. And and you know, the players didn't wanna say it publicly, but I talked to you players like off the record. I mean, they just thought it was hilarious. The patriots are using this whole like nadeau was giving us a chance. Like, we're the underdog. I mean as you mentioned the patriots are the favorites in Las Vegas. They've been like night Super Bowls Kurt Ryan with with Bill Belichick and Tom Brady won five Super Bowls. I mean, they humorous that patriots are using the whole like us against the world. Think that being said I mean or us there you've been a a real champion that there isn't a conversation to be had about the lack of a fan base in LA because of how well the Rams have sort of captured the area. Why aren't they capturing the area now better with the Super Bowl appearance? So I mean, it's it's growing certainly in. You know, when you compare them to the chargers, they're certainly the the the more popular. But what happens guys, you know? You don't have a team in the market for twenty one years, which has been hired generation of fans. You know, I teach a classic class. None of my kids. Remember when he team was here before in. So you have to kind of, cultivate, a fan base from scratch, and that doesn't happen overnight. Now, listen, I I think this Ryan has done a lot for them. And I think win with you a massive amount in terms of building that, but it's not gonna be as rabid as you know, a Chicago Bears fan base patriots. Pittsburgh steelers. I mean again when you don't have a team in a in a market for twenty one years, you'll lose an entire generation there. How can the Rams have success against this offense of line? Where other teams have not? So that's the key. I mean, p p p people keep asking what you think the keys, and I said, listen, I I think the office on to play well to get out to run the ball. But the key. Whenever Tom Brady has struggled whenever they have lost the Super Bowl is because of the pressure in the suit and Donald will have to get pressure on Tom Brady here. One hundred percent, right. That's not happened. But but then the wind is gonna have to have the kind of game that he had in the conference championship game. 'cause you're gonna double team. Donald is so sues going to have to create some pressure for them to win. You're gonna have to hit com Brady and create that pressure. How much do you think? The young upstart in McVay is inspiring people to believe that he can go toe to toe with those guys I think so many people have bought into sort of like, Sean McVay persona. And I think he's fantastic. Again, we talked to him for for. I don't know twenty minutes today and very competent, but you could cut this point these guys just want to play. They wanted to get this game going. They are a little tired of happy to talk about the game talked about it for a week. They just want to play the game right now. Super Bowl fifty three coming up on Sunday. They just want to get on the field and do what he s bien radio presented by progressive insurance. Comparing rates to help you save call or click today and find out how much progressive could save you. Another interesting note from the NFL cardinal's president Michel Bidwell will be receiving the Paul Tagliabue award this week. It's the award given out by the Fritz Pollard alliance. He'll receive it Thursday in Atlanta. The award is annually given to a person who demonstrates integrity and leadership from NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue that he exhibited during career and development opportunities for minority candidates and advocacy for diversity on the league and club level. And again, it's going to. Cardinal's president Michel Bidwell. Yes. To embarrass Ona's last five head coaches have been black. But there's been a lot of eyebrows raised about this award because Steve Wilks was fired by the cardinals after one year with the team. Jason read Michael Bidwell receives the Paul Tagliabue award for his work in hiring and working with minorities. But at the same time the cardinals as we mentioned they came under fire for the Kingsbury higher for dismissing Steve Wilkes after one year. What did you make of the Fritz Pollard alliances decision to give the award to the cardinals who had faced some of that criticism Orion. Like, you said a very kind of curious timing clearly the Wilkes decision after blowing firing him after only one year was not something that really resonated. Well, with a lot of the black coaches, the feeling was if you're only gonna give a guy one year why hire them to begin with. Now, I will say this about the cardinals. They do have a history of really strong inclusion practices within their hiring. If remember Danny green was their head coach he was an African American a rod graves with the general manager at the time was African American. So they have had a history of of being very in tune with the times and with trying to. Improve diversity within their ranks. But it does because of the timing of the Wilkes decision. Make this kind of thing. That's very interesting. Is this the first power lines? Maybe sending a message saying it's not about what's happening right now. It's about a collective body of work in terms of giving out these kinds of awards in recognizing the work of inclusion with minorities. Well, listen, my man, this is definitely a kind of a lifetime achievement award is not based on what happened this year. I mean, the the Wilkes thing, you know, no matter what anybody will say about who deserves keep jobs doesn't he only got one year. So if you're if an African American coach gets one year and the Fritz power lines, which is in charge of compliance of the ruling, ROY at least helping the league with that gives the award to the cardinals you say, well, how can that happen? But if we talk about a lifetime achievement award throughout their organization, not just in football ops. But in other areas, they have had a commitment to diversity. Michael Bill will be honored with the award on Thursday in Atlanta. Sportscenter. ESPN radio back to the NBA bounce off.

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"rod graves" Discussed on Outside the Lines

Outside the Lines

03:33 min | 1 year ago

"rod graves" Discussed on Outside the Lines

"And what are you allowed them to do? And you see obviously, it's paid off. Now, let's turn to this issue concerning. The cardinals not really an issue. It's a big day for them they received or Michael Bidwell receives the Paul Tagliabue award for his work in hiring and working with minorities. But at the same time the cardinals as we mentioned they came under fire for the Kingsbury higher for dismissing Steve Wilks after one year. What did you make of the Fritz Pollard alliances decision to give the award to the? Cardinals who face some of that criticism? Orion. Like, you said a very kind of curious timing clearly the Wilkes decision after blowing firing him after only one year was not something that really resonated. Well, with a lot of the black coaches feeling was if you only got one year why them to begin with now I will say this about the cardinals. They do have a history of really strong inclusion practices within their hiring. If remember Danny green was their head coach he was an African American rod graves with general manager at the time. He was African American. So they have had a history of of being very in tune with the times and with trying to improve diversity within their ranks. But it does because of the timing of the Wilkes make this kind of thing. That's very interesting. Is this the first power lines? Maybe sending a message saying it's not about what's happening right now. It's about a collective body of work in terms of giving out these kinds of a wards and weaponising the work of inclusion with minorities. Well, this man, this is definitely a kind of a lifetime achievement award. Not based on what happened this year. I mean, the the Wilkes thing no matter what anybody wants say about who deserves keep jobs, we've doesn't he only got one year. So if you're African American coach gets one year and the Fritz power lines, which is in charge of compliance of the Rooney rule, at least helping the league with that gives the award to the cardinals you say, well, how can that happen? But if we talk about a lifetime achievement award throughout their organization, not just in football ops. But in other areas, they have had a commitment to diversity. All right. So one more thing you're there at the Super Bowl right now. You were there. I assume at the opening night last night. What's it like? It's really not for the media is really a marketing tool for Lee. And that's fine. The fans come out to the cheerleaders there. They do the interviews. It's really not for people like me, though, they still let us come. So we can do some work. In addition everything else they're trying to do. But for the fans, it's a great experience. You have to stand there next to somebody who's giving like blankets and things like that to Tom Brady and Bill Belichick that must make it hard for you to do your job. So what do what do you think the league does get out of this? Well, I mean, it's a great marketing tool you do it in obviously it's in the city where the game is being played. And you have the fans come in. And it kind of kicks off the week. It's it's jumps way to jump start the week start excitement about the week. And you have media that's not just traditional media covering the NFL. You mentioned the thing. You just mentioned there are kids getting players assigned balls. There's a TV entertainment shows who are trying to skits. So look at helps the league it's all publicity for the league. And that's what the league once. But it's not for the traditional media covers the game. All right Jason. But just stuck it out. Anyway, I appreciate that. Jason good to see you. Well, up next a star, turn by the son a bump. Sportscenter at six PM eastern with Kevin. And Keith they're gonna preview pelicans rockets and the two the NBA's to hottest stories plus Tom Brady, the best Boston athlete ever..

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"rod graves" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

06:55 min | 2 years ago

"rod graves" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"And the one shopping for groceries. Oh. Now. Nobody even ballot checks got a guy. Well, check his draft tracker. Draft record using great. I mean, you gotta it's just I just think it's too hard. Stan Van Gundy figured that out. Right. Others have too hard to be both coach any sort of had that here in an avid general manager in place. Rod graves help him draft guys that want he wanted. We this is not the history of sports has been littered with guys who want the par power when they get the power these screwed up. John gruden's? Did you mention Gruden? I did not think lovey Smith. Also was someone that got more say into who they were drafting towards the end is why. And that's when their drafts got worse. And it's just too hard to do both jobs full time. There's just not enough hours in the day. It's not that. You can't be good at both. But you can't be good at both at the same time. Browns are waiting until Monday to announce their starting quarterback. Jackson is given the players the weekend off does not want to announce his quarterbacks starter without first talking to the players which will happen on Monday. Is this is people have said to me because I thought it was ridiculous. What he said afterwards people go look. Are you guys? Call him Taylor is rod. He's been asked to call. They called Toronto remains in custody. Call Toronto Taylor is suffering from concussion like symptoms. Let him wait to get healthy. Then the other guy starting of course, that's what my opinion is. Why is everyone up in arms? If you read to a stupid media, even ask if you read Twitter wise anyone up in arms about anything. But just because I mean out of respect for his team, it'd players, and you know, I mean, I don't feel this is like anything that Hugh Jackson should be. Yeah. But if I was the coach of the Browns now, maybe this is why I never when did you coaching? I wouldn't if someone would ask me after that game. And we opened up the beer fridge. And they're like. Mark is is who's going to be your starting quarterback is Baker Mayfield going to start. I would have said. Yes. That's why you're. All right. Did you Brown? Super Bowl win out there f- he starting debate. But from. What players like they like coaches it actually protect them. I guess what you're saying Jackson is doing saying internally. Look, I've got yes, I'm gonna make that decision. I've got a quarterback in concussion protocol right now, I would have gone. Putting that guy back on the Bank. I mean, I think it's understood who's going to be starting. I just don't think it's that big a deal. Well, what do you mean you ended named him yet? How many days you have you have ten days to play the next game? They go back to Toronto. What will you do say? He made a tactical mistake. You're not willing to guarantee. I just don't think it was necessary for that day inside the locker room for you Jackson to let everyone know that Baker mayfield's gonna start in ten days. I don't often feel happy for another city that I don't root for but I felt happy. How did you feel trashing Baker Mayfield? Do his thing. Kids. Would you were you having quarterback envy sitting on your last night? I with what JD we could talk about this later genie posted a very thoughtful thing about patients with Mitch. But I like, Dan Wieder said you can be both. Of course, you can be envious and be willing to give time to match to grow into this thing. Don't you think that's been my perspective? All season opening snap. What else do I have for you? What's Tiger Woods doing today? The the Players Championship is second round. Tiger Woods currently in titan. Leave. Justin Rose at six hundred parties one under par for the day through twelve and Justin Rose, always fades. No, no Tiger Woods. Always. Two thousand eighteen he does am. I now. Hugh jackson. You don't why would you call a Tiger Woods. Tiger woods. Getting back into the swing. Starting for you on next Monday. Baker mayfield. Okay. Who Tiger Woods is had the lead at least one major on Sunday. And hasn't won. Why takes time? Six months ago. You didn't think he was going to go. Me. I don't play that game four daughters. Did try to do that to me all the time. Yeah. You on the sun. You never wanted. Get out. Get out. Yeah. Anyway, Tiger Woods is tied with Justin Rose who you called the guy who fades all the time through twelve holes in round to the players turn Players Championship. Which by the way, is not a major it's considered like the fifth major, but will not bring you a bottle of fancy wine. If in fact, he wins. Waukesha, wisconsin. Ooh, this is going to be crazy. A woman under arrest made a break for it. Slipping out of the handcuffs. She had on and the Waukesha police station, amber Gonzalez was gone before officers realized what had happened booking room cameras captured the entire incident Gonzales thirty had been arrested for theft at a hotel last week and placed her in a holding cell police left, her alone and her cell phone with her cell phone to try arrange bail and a ride home from the police departments. But in checking between checking text messages, she seemed wriggling and tugging at her cuffs. They were on the tightest setting. According to the police ninety seven pound Gonzalez was able to pull her hands through the cops quickly leaving the holding area and escaping outside. According to the complaint, she walks through yards to a gas station where she met up with a truck driver and the two went back to the same hotel where he paid her for sex. In the house. Woman uses a plunger to make your own bus handle a bus. Is an ingenious passenger on a bus in China was filmed making her own handle by fixing a toilet plunger to the ceiling vehicles ceiling. So she not.

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