27 Burst results for "Roquan Smith"
"roquan smith" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"They get me excited about how players feel about a team or a teammate. Sound bite king. Sound biting, yeah. Van noy had a quote about staley and I don't know whether it was like about whether Sean Payton McGowan. It was some sort of something with a coach. And he had this passionate paragraph long quote about what an awesome coach Brandon staley is and it makes him mad and people don't realize he cares about every single person in this locker room. And I was like, that's a good sign. There's something because this guy was supposed to be a defensive girl and their defense has been pretty bad. The entire time he's been there. But at least if van noy is impressed by him, I like that. And I think the way they talk about Herbert as a team and as a coaching staff, it's like they revere Herbert. Every week you hear stuff like that guy is just he's a freak. He's amazing. It's all the stuff you want to hear if you're a great quarterback. We got a wild card entrance survey for the NFL staff gone up on the ringer and one of the questions was like, what coach has the most to prove going into this playoffs and it's unequivocally a 100% Brandon staley. You can't have these players and particularly this quarterback. Fail to make a playoffs last year. Make it this year and then lose to a 9 and a Jaguars team. You can't. I am as big of a Brandon staley defender as you'll find. We prove for the puddings and eaten. You can not have a quarterback this good and not win playoff games. So it is. They just can't beat themselves. Just don't beat yourself. Just steer the ship, note them turnovers, note them fourth and one, fourth and one and a half, where you run the full back dive, none of that shit. All right, last game. By the way, a couple of gambling rules for that game. Discount rule number 9, discount anything that happened in the first 5 to 6 weeks of the season. Just throw that out. We're doing that here. Rule number 12, but where have any team that celebrated the previous weekend's victory like it had won the Super Bowl? Borderline Jags. All right, settle down, guys. You beat Josh Dobbs. He wasn't in the league 17 days ago. Nice win. Congrats. SHAD and Omar Khan and Tony Khan and kind of having a big celebration with odors. Okay, guys, this is a game. Week 19s coming up. All right, last one, we have the ravens and the Bengals, and I hate this line. It looks like Huntley's playing. I don't know why the line is in 6. We're getting an extra four points with the Bengal without ravens here. It's plus ten. So this would violate rule number 6, never pick an underdog unless you genuinely believe that it has a chance to win. On the bright side, rule number ten, when in doubt, gravitate toward one pick that would screw over the most gamblers and experts and definitely go against the single worst game where you know, which is a Bengals tease, which I think everybody had this week. Right. Rule number 11 is don't talk yourself into a terrible QB ever for any reason. I don't think Huntley's terrible, but he's also not good. Huntley's stats are alarming. His last 7 games, they have not scored 20 points in any of the last 7 starts he's had. 1913, ten, 16, three, 17, and 13. They're 23rd offense, DB away without Lamar. They've only scored 6 touchdowns. There's a lot of reasons to think Bengals Bengals Bengals. I am concerned about two things, Ben solak. One, division rivalry, the ravens, it's just always 13 to 9, heading in the fourth quarter. Just always is. That's one. Should we be more concerned that the Bengals lost the right side of their line? Feels like that's something. Certainly not nothing. The Tyler Huntley stepping in for Lamar. And I agree that he hasn't been terrible. But one of the things we have to remember is usually when backup quarterbacks enter offenses, there are existing pieces in place to help that man. And that is not that. Huntley and brown's games serve as such a stark reminder of how much this ship is built out of Lamar. This is Lamar or busted. Greg Roman is not elevating. Even Mark Andrews, who's like good, just has his drops where you're like, dude, come on. It's the backup with you have to catch it. This is killing us. They're cut into Sean Jackson to sign Sammy Watkins. That's as dire of straits as it gets in 2022. So yeah, could Huntley have a good enough game? Yes, but like the ravens offense itself isn't enough to me like warrant any interest. What does warrant interest is this ravens defense, as you say, against the Joe burrow Bengals. Burrow has had 5 games this season with a negative EPA per drop back. So you did 5 generally bad games throwing the football. Two of them have been against the ravens. We 5, which is in your 5 to 6 week stretch of this doesn't really matter. And then in week 18, where we take team was by e-paper drop back, his second worst game of the season. And this is with Raymond's rings that Daryl warrey worley out there, just didn't even know he was still in the league and he's playing outside corner and getting mosh by Jamar chase, right? The ravens hired a new D.C. this year. Mike McDonald, he was on the staff previously, and he was the D.C. at Michigan. And they got rid of Wink Martindale, martindale was all blitz, man coverage. Joe burrow just ate that up. It alive. This year it's faked the blitz, occasionally send a blitz, drop a guy into coverage, they play a ton of zone, and they have an in roquan Smith. A player who really just ties everything together. Awesome trade. They fucking love Roxanne Smith. It is, I love the trade so much because one, I love Rogue One, he's a great player and I was in a really good defense. And he's helping so much. And two, because the nerds hated it because it was a trade for a linebacker. That's supposed to overvalue position. And then they paid him $20 million. And everybody's curious. The fact that they got a second rounder than wasted wood on Chase claypool. Brilliant. That's good. Rope one with roquan off the field. They're 30th in e-paper play aloud with him on the field there first. They're on like 15th and DVA defensively like second. I test he's awesome. He's all over the place. It's so very clear. In terms of impact, range of the field that he occupies and also critically being a rising tide being a centerpiece, him playing Mike, moves Patrick queen out of Mike and Patrick Wayne, who's fast and physical and an aggressive and has a lot of good to him. His struggles with play recognition struggles with ID struggles with the mental aspect of the game. So you put rope one in there and then it knocks Patrick queen to weak side. He's been much better so much better since Rogan's gotten there. And because you have two linebackers on the field you like, you're now playing nickel all the time, which means Kyle Hamilton, your first round pick, he's played slot corner. He has been a primary slot corner for them since the rope on trade.
"roquan smith" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"Deadline came on Tuesday. Gary was the most traits on trade deadline day in NFL history. No. Yeah, that was a, I guess it was cool. It was a lot of work for us. Said I'm all bummed out about it. I had to work. Yeah, you and I mean, whenever you and I fire a text to one another at like 1139 p.m., it's usually not a night where we're waking up the next morning, feeling refreshed. Ready to go. That is the case. But it's podcast day, so I'm also refreshed and ready to go. It'll be good. We are gonna run through the ones we have not talked about on the show yet, which actually will, oh boy, that would start with the roquan Smith deal, which we have right up top. I didn't do that intentionally. We have done this chronologically. I wanted to pair the bears deals up top, but let's start with roquan Smith going to the ravens. Which I think we can both get behind at this point. And, you know, Patrick queen is, I think, maybe moving in the right direction, but maybe not all the way there, but regardless of that, now you have just an embarrassment of speed at your linebacking core, if you're the ravens. Yes. And I understood, I understood the move. So I created as a C plus for the ravens. Only because I thought at this point you should have that. You shouldn't need to go get that. And I know that's like an unfair thing to punish the retroactively for. I also thought they it's pretty decent premium for an off ball linebacker, right? It was the second and the 5th. I mean, it's not cheap. That was my takeaway. I loved it for the bears. And I'm almost a complete opposite of everybody who's a trade grader by trade. And anyone who went to college to grade football trades. But I felt like I loved it from embarrassment perspective because this is Matt eberflus walking into the locker room and saying, all right, I'm the defensive guru. I'll figure this shit out. We gotta go get guys for Justin Fields 'cause that's not fair. Darnell Mooney and V list Jones is not constitute an offense. So we're gonna go help him out and then I'm gonna stay a little bit later and I'm gonna figure out how to replace roquan Smith. That's how I felt like it was and it did not bother me that you gain a second and then you ship it away. Because I think that Chase claypool and we'll get to that in a little bit. Well, I'll save my Chase claypool take. For right now, roquan Smith, that's a luxury that you don't need right now as the bears. You gave up what 45 points to the cowboys last week with roquan Smith. So what does that matter? At the end of the day, you need picks. This roster you need a lot a lot, a lot of not just first and second round picks, but you need a ton of midday picks 'cause you got a hit on some of these guys. Yeah, from a broad standpoint, I'm disappointed that the bears, you know, kind of tore it down to an extent. I thought it would have been cool if they just sort of hung around and played in a playoff game this year. I get what's going on here. And you know, we talked about it around draft time last year. It was like the luxury of having that ever flu is you don't necessarily need to load up with an all pro defense here. He got it done with a much less than all pro group in Indianapolis until they went and got deforest Buckner. Is Shaquille Leonard excluded there. But they can kind of figure it out defensively and yeah, I like the, I think we're both in agreement here. I really like the Chase claypool deal. I like it for both sides. I think the Steelers are getting a reasonable return we know their history with drafting wide receivers. They seem to have another one in George pickens here. They've already signed Deontay Johnson. I don't know if you necessarily need well, let me put it this way. You have three really good receivers on the roster. And you have a really bad team. So it's probably time to move those resources elsewhere after the Steelers. And I think a second round pick is a fine return for Chase claypool. It's just sort of shitty, right? That like hanging on to Ben Roethlisberger for so long. Now makes this a sensible maneuver, right? Where it's like, well, can you pick it's not gonna be able to maximize these guys, and it's like, well, yeah, but that's your fault, you know? And it's really the owner's fault for hanging on to Ben Roethlisberger for too long. If you had a sweet, ready to go quarterback right now, we'd all be saying, oh my God, they have Chase claypool in George pickens and Deontay Johnson. Like, what an amazing receiving core. Now instead, it's like, ah, we got a lot of guys and just, you know, we got a lot of, what's the analogy here? I was thinking something like, you know, we got a lot of soon to expire, ripe fruit, but no blender to make a smoothie. No? All right. Yeah. Don't find that. We get a lot of taco meat, but no taco shells. And so we should just give away the taco meat, you know? You just walk over to your neighbor's house and just hand it, start handing it to people. Find someone who has taco shells, let them do what they want with the meat. Yeah, yeah, you know, let them let them be their own meat captain. But yeah, I mean, I don't know. I loved it from the bear's perspective because, I mean, you and I talked about the idea of Chase claypool, adding something behind the line of scrimmage, which there's no doubt. Albert breer are senior NFL reporter noted that they see him in sort of an all lazard kind of player. If the blocking gets there, because Al mazar is a top 5 blocker in my mind. At least in terms of willingness. If you could get Chase claypool there, awesome. But I just think by virtue of having a pure burner that's gonna scare people, it takes one more guy out of the box. So when Justin Fields runs, there's one less guy that's gonna tackle him. I mean, this is all math at this point. And if even if you had Chase claypool run a go route on every single play, he's more valuable than having a guy where people aren't really worried about him, you know? So I think it's a good thing. No, I think that makes a lot of sense. I'm with you. He is not an Allen lazard caliber blocker. However, he's so much more dynamic with the ball in his hands than lazard is. And it just gives you, it gives you some options. He can do a lot of things that Darnell Mooney can not. And that's really, that's what you're building around for receiving core right now. And, you know, it was Darnell Mooney and kind of some dudes villa Jones has had some moments, but you know, Chase claypool was just better. He's a better long-term prospect. And reportedly the packers, correct? We're in on claypool as well, but couldn't match the asking price of the bears had. Which was giving up. And we should be clear on this because I think a few people had it wrong and then we echoed the wrongness on our Internet website. It is the bears second round pick going to Pittsburgh, as opposed to the one they got from the ravens. Because they had to give up the better second round pick or what's projected to be the better second round pick. Yes. That was a falsehood I perpetrated on the Internet. Yeah. I mean, man. Well, I'll say this when Elon takes my blue check mark away. I'm probably not getting it back. And that's fine. I'm so done. I'm so ready to be done. God, it's gonna be great. Oh, Elon. What a plan he's got for this for this thing that he bought for a lot of money. Let's move on to this one's fascinating for a number of reasons. Bradley Chubb goes to the dolphins from Denver. It is the first round pick that is owned by the forty-niners, so you would presume probably something in the bottom third of the first round. Also, chase Edmonds goes to Denver and the dolphins pick up corrected if I'm wrong. No, they also sent a fourth round pick. Hang on, no. Shit. Keep rolling Gary. You got this. I've never sworn on this podcast. The dolphins get chub and a 2024 fourth rounder. Right? They give up, chase Edmonds and the forty-niners first round pick. Correct. Man, that's why it's fascinating to me. I just couldn't figure out what was actually being traded. A lot of moving parts.
"roquan smith" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"I don't trust the two thing. I really just watched it in the last couple of weeks. I think there have been really careful about making sure he doesn't get hit. And there's going to be a game, maybe it'll be San Francisco in a couple of weeks, whatever, but somebody's going to try to really rough him up and see how it goes. I agree. That's my concern as well. I view had told me you got me in a room with three people and I was the biggest tua defender in the room, man. I know. I believed you. But here I am. I tell the NFL season gets you. Well, shit, when people play the Lions, everybody looks like an all pro after that game, right? I mean, he was like Alabama again. Guys were wide open by 7 yards. So we have they also got Jeff Wilson, who I think is good. I thought that was a sneaky one for them. They're just grabbing niners, things over again. So going through the rest of the big trades. The ravens getting roquan Smith, which happened a while ago, where you given a second for a linebacker, which I would say is one of the most disposable positions, like if you're just talking from a team building standpoint, linebacker tight end, guard, like those are ones, but you make that kind of trade when you feel like you're not that far away. Do we feel like Baltimore, not that far away? Because their offense has been pretty disjointed. It seems like it's this tug of war between this weird Roman offense that doesn't work. And then over and over again, Lamar having to either salvage it in the second half or audible, whatever. Do you feel like they're close? Yeah, solex higher on them than I am. I think I'm not putting them in that chiefs bills here. I'm kind of with you. What do they hang their hat on? The ravens. Like, what's the one thing? Yeah, that they do that other teams are like, oh my gosh, this is going to be a disaster. Now, they're offense statistically, has been very good, but we've all watched it. There's been stretches where you go, that offense certainly looks stoppable. You force them to pass, they don't have a lot of firepower on the outside, Rashad Bateman is not in there. So I was on the fence with that trade. Like if you told me, hey, roquan Smith is going to be their linebacker for the next like 8 to ten years and just be the face of that defense and be awesome. I could say I could absolutely see that in that Raven scheme. On the other hand, it goes back to the chuck discussion. You're going to have to pay roque Juan Smith and that's 19 $1 million top of the linebacker market for an off ball linebacker. When, by the way, you still got to sign that quarterback to over $46 million a year floor, by the way, 46 million is the floor. The Kyler Murray contract. So I'm not sure I would have invested. I don't think push come to shove. I would have said no, I'm not doing that deal if I'm the ravens because you're giving up a second and a 5th. It's not crazy draft capital, but it's not nothing. You're going to need to build depth on the roster. And I don't buy that, I think it might be a little more challenging than people think for roquefort Smith to come in and all of a sudden just be a part of that defense and be awesome right away and be a game changer. So I think he's definitely an upgrade for them. Again, if I'm a ravens fan, I'm probably excited about it. Yeah, give me a 26 year old really fun, really good off ball linebacker, but I don't think I would have invested my resources there given what he's going to cost to keep him long term. Ben, you feel like this could have gone two ways with the bills. Where they're like the guy in fantasy who's so far ahead, nobody else wants to trade because they're like screw it. He's going to win anyway, which is kind of how I feel about buffalo and unless I'm Kansas City. But I don't feel like Baltimore is wired that way. I think Baltimore feels like we get to December, January, scoring is going to slow down. We have Justin Tucker. We have the infrastructure. We know how to win these tight games. And let's be honest, like buffalo and tight games over the years. Despite how awesome they've been, I still kind of want to see them pull out a couple close ones. January. So I can kind of see it from their perspective, but I don't like the way they I don't love the way they look. Yeah, so I think a lot of what Baltimore changed this past off season was with that vision in mind of playing a January game against mahomes and against Allen. Because the book on these quarterbacks is you can't blitz them. You can not give them less than 7 guys in coverage. Allen and mahomes will just kill you if you try. They're X defensive coordinator Don Mike martindale. All he does is but he's a good D.C.. He's been great for the Giants, but it was okay. We can't build around this identity because when we run into the elite quarterbacks in our conference, this is the one thing they beat. So you go and you get Mike McDonald, they don't blitz nearly as much to kind of bluff the Woods and they drop out of it. And it's been a difficult odd transition process. It's been growing pains every week to get like a little bit better and they kind of figure out what they like and what they don't like. They're getting replacements, they're getting help. David ajabo, who's their second round pick an edge rusher, healthy, hoping to come back, tie a spouse or whose other outside linebacker for them, healthy, hoping to come back. So they're getting some resources, and I think they're improving, but there was still more that was needed. The thing about like, yeah, they traded a stack around pick and are going to have to give a major contract to Rogue One Smith. We also got to remember, Rogue One is a multiple time all pro player. He's been on the same second team all pro team in back to back seasons. I never. I think categorically, I don't mind trading a second round pick for a guy who's been in all pro multiple times I was rookie contract. Like that just to me is just like, all right. I have a general understanding of positional value. Once a guy in his second year is to decide by his peers is like the third best lineback in the league. This is a talent I want to invest in. I want to look at, right? And the other thing is with the way they're offense works, it's not like a big investment at wide receiver is something that they're seeing coming down the mountain, right? Like the shield brings up, I don't know if they should put their resources here at linebacker spot. Will they put a ton of resources into edge rusher? OFA OA, David ojabo, right? They have these guys here. They've put their resources into Lamar. They have their resources at corner. I could have seen, I would have liked more investment at corner. That would have been okay with what they have their investment at corner. They have their investment in tackle. Because of the offense they run under Lamar, it's not like they should go get a third receiver. They should go get a better one, but there were never going to. That's not the way they've decided to run things. So the position that's left is linebacker. Patrick Queen has been a liability for them. They don't have a good coverage linebacker who makes this split safety stuff work. I get why they ended up here, even though I think getting a Marcus Peter's replacement would have been smarter. I think getting a legitimate third wide receiver, especially with Rashad Bateman's health issues, would have been smarter. I can understand how they arrived here, where they were like, multiple all pro linebacker roquan Smith, 25 years old is available, and we feel good about the rest of our roster. Let's make the move. I agree with your if you're a top four guy at any position other
"roquan smith" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"They're coming off, they beat Pittsburgh 16 to ten. A game that really of Kenny Pickett makes one throw, Pittsburgh might have actually stolen that game. And then they beat the trip by four, and I know you guys know all the numbers and stats from that game, but I mean, Detroit's one of the worst defenses in the last couple of years. Hill was open where there was no lions around him on the TV when he was open. Like that kind of open. And I just wondered, are you overreacting because you're coming off like you barely beat the Lions? Now they have Chicago and Cleveland coming up as their next to buy week, then Houston. And then it gets harder after that. But I don't know. When you throw in the fact that two is one more hit away from not playing again this season. It felt pretty risky to me. I'm with you, I'm with you, shale. I don't think this closes the gap with buffalo and Kansas City, but if they can sign chub to an extension, and you put you put him and Phillips together at the chub's 26 Phillips is 23. Yeah. And that's what you're just going forward with those two guys. I like that long term. And the other thing is, you know, some organizations, you look at a move like this and you're like, they deserve the benefit of the doubt. Okay, they're going for it. The dolphins changed their mind on what they want to be every three months. They're tampering on boats with Tom Brady and Sean Payton and they're firing Brian Flores. I mean, they'd like to, then they're trying to trade for deshaun Watson. I mean, they changed their mind on who they think they are. Every three months. And so I'm not going to give them the benefit of the doubt in this situation. Now, if you're a fan, I don't like going overboard with this because if I'm like a dolphins fan right now, I'm just like, cool. I'm excited. Our team has been irrelevant. We've sucked. Now we have a fun offense for the most part. We made a big trade for a pass rusher. Let's go have fun and have a fun 2022 season and think about the rest after that. So I think there's two sides of it. But yeah, he's not going to be cheap. I mean, he will probably command I would say 18 to $20 million per year for Bradley chob if you're going to sign him to an extension. And if he has the leverage, it could even go north of that. Well, Ben, we like buffalo more than Miami. Yep. Would you say you like Kansas City more than Miami? 'cause I would. Baltimore with roquan Smith. I think I like them more. So there's three. Now we're moving into Tennessee is going to win the AFC south just because variable can obviously just take a pop Warner team and go 9 and 8 division. I don't like them more than Tennessee. Probably like them now that the Bengals, they lose one of their best cornerbacks today. Their defense is getting racked, burrows taking a shit load of hits. That bangles would have been, we did a whole thing on Thursday on the show about, you know, or the Bengals kind of the sneaky sleeper
"roquan smith" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Will this the upcoming World Cup and guitar as France midfielder Paul Pogba will now play as his surgically repaired knee has not recovered sufficiently enough to take part in the tournament starting on November 28th. Pogba had surgery back in September and has yet to play a minute for Juventus after coming over from Manchester United on a free transfer over the summer. It's an AFC north match about Monday Night Football as a defending AFC champion since Andy Bengals are on the road to the Cleveland Browns. Since he is four and three on the season, on the browns are two and 5 having lost four straight games. The ravens pulling off a big trade just one day before the NFL trade deadline as Baltimore acquired Chicago Bears linebacker roquan Smith for linebacker AJ Klein in the second and 5th round draft picks in the 2023 NFL Draft. The NFL's leading tackler this season with 83 is playing in the final year of his rookie contract after failing to agree to an extension with the bears this past off season. Smith is second in the league and tackle since 2018, trailing just Bobby Wagner. The World Series continuing tonight with game three as a Phillies are hosting the Astros with a series tied to the game apiece. Philadelphia has Noah syndergaard on the mound while Houston counters with Lance mccullers junior. The Golden State Warriors picking up the contract options on the young trio of James weissman Jonathan kamina and Moses moody. Weisman was the second overall pick in the 2020 draft while kamenga and moody went 7th and 14th overall in last year's draft. I'm Dan schwarzman that's your Bloomberg world sports op day. Markets, headlines, and breaking news 24 hours a day. At Bloomberg dot com, the Bloomberg business app and at Bloomberg quick take. This is a Bloomberg business line. Asian equity futures are slightly higher this morning, the cash markets have turned a little more cautious in the last 15 minutes than EK's actually down just to a small amount less than a tenth of 1%, the ASX 200 is up about three tenths of a percent in the cost speed at been higher this morning up about 8 tenths of 1%. China's debt saddled property sector has at least $292 billion of onshore and offshore borrowings that are coming due through the end of 2023. It raises the specter of mounting payment pressures following this year's record wave of defaults. And no clear indication according to this story in the securities times that Hong Kong stocks could bottom out anytime soon. The market faces a range of headwinds according to the historian, quotes Hong khao partner and chief economist at grow investment group as saying that stocks are expected to experience a very obvious fluctuation for some period of time. The Hank saying index is trading in the mid 14,000 range, and it was at 31,000 just in the early part of last year. When resorts surged after billionaire Tillman fertitta acquired a stake in the hotel in casino company, the stock was up almost 10% in the U.S., so we'll be watching some of the Macau gaming names when we get started this morning. 12 minutes before the top of the hour, that's a check of markets. And back to with headline news in San Francisco Ed. All right, thank you, Brian, the U.S. is saying today that it's very disappointing that China continues to buy oil from Russia. Meanwhile
"roquan smith" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The world. Here's Dan schwarzman. Thanks, Brian. The athletic report said Lionel Messi and into Miami of the MLS have held talks to the point the club is confident that the superstar striker will come to the United States next season rather than resign with petty Sandra man or make a return to Barcelona. Sources say that into Miami co owner's Jorge and Jose moss, who owned the team along with David Beckham, are leading the negotiations which have been put on hold till after the World Cup. The ravens pulling off a big trade just one day before the NFL trade deadline, as Baltimore acquires Chicago Bears linebacker roquan Smith, the linebacker AJ Klein and second and 5th round draft picks in the 2023 draft. The NFL's leading tackler this season with 83 is playing in the final year of his rookie contract after failing to agree to an extension with the bears this past off season. It's an AFC north matchup on Monday Night Football as a defending AFC champion since sandy Bengals are on the road of the Cleveland Browns. Since he is four and three on the season, while the browns are two and 5, having lost four straight games. The World Series continuing tonight with game three as a Phillies are hosting the Astros of the series tied at a game apiece. Philadelphia has no a synagogue on the mound, while Houston is countering with Lance mccullers junior. Finally, the Golden State Warriors picking up the contract options on the young trio of James weissman Jonathan kamina and Moses moody. Weissman was the second overall pick in the 2020 draft while komen moody went 7th and 14th overall in last year's draft. I'm Dan schwarzman that's your Bloomberg world sports op day. Markets, headlines and breaking news, 24 hours a day. At Bloomberg dot com, the Bloomberg business app and at Bloomberg quick take. This is a Bloomberg business flash. Asian equities are moving up slightly this morning earlier U.S. stocks pulled back as bond yields rose. Also the dollar applied a little bit of extra pressure on equities with strong gains during U.S. session. Essentially flat here during the Asia session. The fed meeting this week will be key investors probably won't expect anything definitive from the fed as we still have a couple of CPI reports before the December meeting. The traders will be looking closely for any comments on a couple of points. One, do they speak of some positive signs like lower housing prices and shipping prices and two do they hint that sometimes to assess would be prudent? If we get either of these, you may see a pretty healthy pop in stocks, JPMorgan's Marco carlovich says the fed's aggressive hiking is nearing an end, and is similar to what we heard also from Morgan Stanley's Mike Wilson. Swap markets surprising in 75 basis points this week, but December is less certain traders see a coin toss between 50 and 75. And it looks more likely that the RBA will move 25 today. That's what we're seeing from swap markets there. Let's take a run through the numbers here, the nikkei up about a tenth of a percent similar gains in Sydney that cost you right now is up about two thirds of 1%. Crude oil is a little bit lower 85 99, whipped around a little bit by President Biden's comments about some sort of tax on big gains by the oil companies and gold is a little bit lower down. A third of a percent. And that's a check of markets. Headline news with Ed Baxter in San Francisco head. All right, thank you, Brianna U.S. is saying today that it is very disappointing that China continues to buy oil
"roquan smith" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Sudan, another big name will be missing at the World Cup. Yeah, this is a known guy, Brian. It's going to be a France midfielder Paul Pogba. He's not going to be playing his surgically repaired knee is not recovered sufficiently enough to take part in the tournament which starts on November 20th, now Pogba had surgery back in September, but has yet to play a minute for Juventus after coming over from Manchester United on a free transfer over the summer. The 29 year old originally injured the V back in July during uveys preseason. The first opted against having surgery, but then changed his mind. The athletic abort set Leonel Messi and into Miami, the MLS have helped talks to the point. The club is confident that the superstar striker will come to the U.S. next season rather than re signed with Paris Saint-Germain or make a return to Barcelona. Sources say that into Miami co owners Jorge and Jose moss, who own the team along with David Beckham are leading the negotiations which have been put on hold till after the World Cup on the season Messi back to rare form he has scored ten goals assisted on ten others in just 12 matches across all competitions. World Series getting underway again in about 30 or so minutes game three Phillies hosting the Astros series tied at a game of peace Philadelphia has Noah syndergaard on the mound, Houston counters with Lance mccullers, junior, and AFC north match Bond Monday Night Football defending AFC champion Cincinnati Bengals on the road at the Cleveland Browns browns are two and 5 losers of four straight games, while since he is four and three on the season, ravens, they pulled off a big trade, one day before the trade deadline they've acquired bears linebacker roquan Smith, the linebacker AJ Klein, and second and 5th round draft picks. I'm Dan Schwartzman that your Bloomberg world sports update Rashad. Oh, take it from here, Dan
"roquan smith" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The MLS have held talks to the point the club is confident that the superstar striker will come to the United States next season rather than resign with petty Sandra man or make a return to Barcelona Sources say that into Miami co owner's Jorge and Jose moss, who owned the team along with David Beckham, are leading the negotiations which have been put on hold till after the World Cup. The ravens pulling off a big trade just one day before the NFL trade deadline, as Baltimore acquires Chicago Bears linebacker roquan Smith, the linebacker AJ Klein and second and 5th round draft picks in the 2023 draft. The NFL's leading tackler this season with AV three, he's playing in the final year of his rookie contract after failing to agree to an extension with the bears this past off season. It's an AFC north matchup on Monday Night Football as the defending AFC champion since sandy Bengals are on the road of the Cleveland Browns. Since he is four and three on the season, while the browns are two and 5 having lost four straight games, the World Series continuing tonight with game three as a Phillies are hosting the Astros of the series tied at a game apiece, Philadelphia has no syndicate on the mound while Houston is countering with Lance mccullers junior. Finally, the Golden State Warriors picking up the contract options on the young trio of James weisman Jonathan kamina and Moses moody. Weisman was the second overall pick in the 2020 draft while komen moody went 7th and 14th overall in last year's draft. I'm Dan Schwartzman that's your Bloomberg world sports op day. Markets, headlines, and breaking news 24 hours a day. At Bloomberg dot com, the Bloomberg business app and at Bloomberg quick tape. This is a Bloomberg business flash. Bloomberg
"roquan smith" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"Poorly just 'cause they got hit with some offensive line of wide receivers from the jump and the passing game looked at what it is. Early. Right, but there's that, and then also, I just for talking about front offices and they're the way they view quarterback for George paying to come out and say it's easier to get a franchise quarterback than a franchise corner. Subsequently bring in a bunch of corners and then be bad at quarterback and then be bad at cornerback is extremely frustrating. You want to know where you are as a team, and they were good at corner. They didn't need a draft Patrick's return, and he's out there playing well, but he's still rookie. Johnson cooked his lunch at the line of scrim. That's what happens to rookies. You can't be pulling your eggs in that basket. So yeah, that and then they've got linebacker problems, which Fangio defenses live with good linebackers. Navarro Bowman and Patrick Wilson, San Francisco, roquan Smith, and Chicago, Denver is no linebackers right now. So they can't get the job done up front. They're not a good defense currently. And so I like fans. I think Fanta is good coach. I don't know if he holds this job the rest of the way. Because you got to know what three bites fruit and they just haven't produced wins. Do you have a sleeper that sucks right now before we go that you feel like she's keep an eye on them? Like a Titans type of team, a two and four? Is there a tune 14? You kind of like, I don't know if the Titan's count 'cause they're four and two when that's the thing. Yeah, they're tough to figure out for that reason. Deceiving forward too. Yeah. Yeah, I guess like the paths would be a candidate, but like teams in that class. Yeah, I think that the jets will continue to get better throughout the year. We were talking about this a little bit. That defense is likeable. It is. Yeah. That defensive front is the sort of group that when they get bad offensive lines, they're going to be able to just take over games, make games ugly, make them nasty. And I think Wilson's going to get better across the course of the year. Don't get it twisted. Wilson's been straight bad. So there's nowhere else to go, but up, but also it's adjusting to NFL speed. And then also on the other side of that coin, rookie quarterbacks, Justin Fields with the bears, his box wars don't look good, but you put on the film and he could play. He's making NFL throws. He's aggressive. Talk about Mac take and hits. He takes a lot of hits, but feels a big boy, so he bounces back up really quick and he plays a physical brand of football. And then that defense didn't look good coming into the year. Robert Quinn's plan outside of his mind, roquan Smith playing outside of his mind, Sean decides the D.C. there. He's a young guy, gets that team amped up. They play very, very fast. And then that secondary is young, but again, they're aggressive, and they tackle and they do the little stuff. They're clearly a very high energy group. So Chicago, I know they didn't cover against the packers, but they continue to take the under on them because that defense is playing really well and that often slows the game. They run the ball a lot. They take time off the clock and fields can make some critical third down throws. So I've had Chicago as a dog the past couple of weeks and it's done well for me. They continue to impress just as a team that shows up and fights every single week. I'm with you on the bears and sound I talked about fields on Sunday Night. Basically the opposite of what you said about Trey Lance, how he seems frantic and the game's going too fast. There's a confidence with fields that you can really feel. Like he's there's a calmness to him that I think at that position. Might be the most important shade. I think Mac has it too. Yeah. If they're just grounded in the moment and they're very confident in themselves and you can really feel it. Yeah, it's boys. And you got out, you don't. You don't develop it, you don't find it, you don't uncover it, you don't grow it, you have it or you don't. And trubisky, trubisky never had it. It's immediately had it. Yeah, and the thing with fields is sometimes two boys. Sometimes, get out of the pocket, throw it away. Live to fight another down, but he is tough as nails. And yeah, he's extremely comfortable. And that's what it is with Mac, right? Like Mac is so comfortable. It means I have to take a hit, if it means I have to adjust in the pocket, take a check down, I'll take whatever you give me, but I'm comfortable I'm confident what I'm doing. So yeah, fields to me has been the most impressive rookie through 5 weeks. And again, I know the box four don't reflect that. But you see him make some just tight window throws like Darnell freaking Mooney. And you're like, yeah, we gotta build around this guy. This guy's for real. Plus with his coaching staff, it's even more impressive. I mean, Nikki wrote about that for the ringer, but like, yeah, it would be it would be cool if they got some of that to take advantage of them. All right, Ben salak, we can hear you with Warren sharp on Wednesdays on ringer gambling. And then the young guns on Friday and then you're on the Sunday.
"roquan smith" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"Is like jesse. The video of the mets manager terry collins. Losing it on an umpire and that was when he said My ass is in the jackpot or your asses in the jackpot. Somebody's somebody's asked was in the jackpot and then it was just like he's kind of just like acute old man screaming and gruden's not like our producer. Salvi said our asses in the jackpot. That's what it was so there were multiple acid on this. It's like i put grew in that category where he's not quite cute old man yet but he was like you know most of us know him as k tv guy or like he was the corona man and now like the corona man is screaming at me. And it's just like okay. You know like you're you're just you know it's not like it's not like sean. Payton after the sean payton during the nfc championship game. Where like that. That was scary. Like you saw rage in that man's is you know and and so i think that there's a difference a little bit so he had developments in chicago. One of those at the bears are now a five hundred team. They they won this game. And i think the most encouraging thing about the way they won this game is they want it. Twenty eighteen style. They took the ball away a bunch of times a second half four takeaways. Overall at one point they intercepted three consecutive. Joe borough passes. One of them was a pick six. This is how the bears have to win football games. If they are going to threaten anyone in the nfc roquan smith had one of the picks and you know tremendous performance so there are definitely you know. A lot is riding on the defense because they started the season. With andy dalton. Andy dalton gets injured in this game. And now it's just fields time. Which was a decision matinee. Gi was obviously putting off so now he can focus on fields but to this point. It's been sort of this while we're going to stick with dalton until an undated point in the future when fields will play well fields in in in the middle of the game which is not an ideal situation to be entering your first. Nfl regular season game For an extended period of time. Not just i snap here and there so it was a good day for the defense to be taking the ball away and to be putting points on the board and to be. You know making it a lot easier for the quarterback to win. It's it's so it's so am. I don't wanna make excuses for for matt nagy here but watching these games. It's so interesting. Because i don't know what i would do if i were him either. I mean i think of course just in fields is the player that you can do more with but on any given snap. I'm jason peters. Is i mean god. Love them is doing the best that he can at thirty nine and there are some times you know. There's that play. A week ago where he unconsciously sense like a rusher coming from the back side and didn't even look and just turned around and through a guy like thirty yards but then there were so many other plays this week. Where you know. He's just he's kicked off the edge. You know if if somebody just beats them he beats him. And it's not because jason is a bad..
"roquan smith" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"Are home for the falcons. This'll be a game. That comes down to the last four minutes. And one of the two quarterbacks will make a terrible plan costing the game. I just don't know who giants by threes by pick. Yeah you're right these games and this is the one i was off by the most and i should be ashamed of myself. I said atlanta by one half. Because i still think atlanta's good and i still hate the giants more than a professional franchise out there but i let it get the best of me and i was off four and a half points. The giant should be favored by three over. I know a lot of good. Things are lost. Another linemen though But they should have won the game slight slight and drops the ball at jones as a huge ron. It's called back on. A phantom penalty. Definition won the game guy jumps offsides lawrence. But i i still don't trust them a man who i trust the falcons. Either the falcons went into this season. Going we figured out something with quarter of patterson. Yeah that over the last fifteen years. Nobody has figured out. You pick him up. No brad dead but you have to change. I did adder stupid. Jr west coast. What do you mean well. Brad has corridor patterson algebra receiver and running back down If he wants it was you had her since basically playing running back right. Yeah and i have you on johnson as tight end receiver. I like the multi position eligibilities file like that so long nights thing. Cbs does he added to change. Just to it's. I mean it's literally the one good thing they do other than send sarcastic blurbs to the team owners and then go crazy and go rogue and make czar line a tight end or something then who knows what what happens with trusting. Cbs cardinals at the jags. This has all the makings of everybody getting creamed. I have the cardinals favored by five. It's probably a little higher than that. Nobody is taking the jackson's game. It's in jacksonville and And i think they screw over just a wide array of gamblers in this. Yeah you might be right. I said seven and at seven and a half. So when you talk about your teaser. That road teaser. Baltimore over detroit and arizona over jacksonville just looks way too easy to be true. The cardinals cannot stop the run off. Not even a little so if the jags can run the baugh get a lead who else. I would not put the cardinals in tease. You're sock. I don't like what would the first year head were good. You were in trouble. One carolina houston think. You're getting rid of all back. Docket us broncos jets. Other bad one. I have the broncos by seven and a half at eight and a half. It's ten and a half. They're not playing around with the jack. Come on while this is a good defense. You're not gonna score by accident on denver. Wait so you mocked me. That i thought the pats were favored by nine against the jets. Partial because jazz salvage is at bald. As i said i was wrong. Who vegas should apologize to me. Yeah while they are by making this ten and a half broncos teddy bridgewater is. I think really good now. Can't say the competition spent awesome. But if you're a broncos fan you. Can't you drew lock jerry of a quarterback now who at least can complete passes to open receivers. That's a bonus now winning had in right. Yeah it's not kind of something. They weren't familiar with dash for years. It's like oh thirty six. That guy was and then our quarterback through the foot bottom and the guy caught it and now the chains have moved and we get wrangler. That's yeah yet. Loves probably won't win as a six point underdog anytime soon but don't take our business against his crap teams. Yeah no question browns at Home playing the bears. I don't know what's gonna the browns receivers odell miss today. Landry got hurt during the game. Right a lot of people's jones and schwartz and somehow doesn't throw incompletions anymore and then they can run the ball over. They want but this looks like we'll get fields. This is a nice spot for him and You know i should. I give you a chance to changes. Because i'm gonna change this. This is at eleven. yeah no no no. I'm i'm putting this in the watchable to. Oh yeah i apologize to. Shouldn't have been in the poop factor. I have browns by eleven eleven point fair. That's why it's in the fact that i said five and a half at seven and a half. Jesus do people. The bears are good when bears get a lot of respect. They just in the last. I don't even think they have a defense right. I'm planning to log all right. All those guys. I think they all have sachs they roquan smith and and Who spent touchstone. yeah right. He scored quinn foil macro quonset. They all did well force accident. I'm moving that to the watch. Ables because i want to watch just failed some excited for him and i think he's going to be really good pro and it'd be really fun of fees way. Better than zach wilson and trailer. Yeah even though he went ten picks later people get what they want riot like. I thought keep the kid out against the rams week one and and you know s-o-f-i like or put them in spy now. A couple of plays here there now now thrown into the lion so sunday night. Forty niners home for the packers. This forty niners by three. It's textbook it's my lock of the week four hundred. I had three up to three and a half right now. Oh jeeze five. Six seven is that because the debate. Rogers i mean if you do the transit of property or whatever that is like the packers got killed by the saints who look like dog shit today right. So is it possible. The packers are neck and neck with the line small and then you are looking at three and a half.
"roquan smith" Discussed on GSMC Fantasy Football Podcast
"He is going to eclipse his fantasy. Totals from last year. So let's get into the wide receivers for the bears. So i up. You got allen robinson. Alan robinson last year productive season. One hundred two receptions on one hundred fifty one targets twelve hundred fifty receiving yards and six touchdowns which led to a two hundred eleven point nine total fantasy points last year and i definitely do think that you know if he stays healthy and continues to be the consistent wide receiver that he is. He's going to have another good season. And you know. I think it's going to be a little bit frustrating in the beginning because you are gonna have some you know switch at the quarterback position at some point but i think he could still do well. With andy dalton. I think he will do well with whoever ends up. Starting for this team Later on in the season. But i think it's gonna be a little bit frustrating for some fantasy managers if the production is in what it has to be when it comes to him. If andy john is not playing well so i do think that him now Him and justin fields can definitely work. It's just in the early stages of the season. It's going to be andy dalton. And like i said i think between weeks three and four. I think that's when we'll expect justin fields to take the field. I said field twice but whatever Justin feels to take the field. Yeah so two hundred eleven point nine fantasy points. I mean this one's a tough one. I'm going to say that he is. I think he's going to be around that maybe a little bit below. I'm gonna say that. Because i do think that darnell mooney is gonna take a big step forward. And i think he's going to be more of an impact player this season. And i think that will take away. Some of the targets and receptions away from alan robinson's to say he's going to be slightly below that i think he will have another good season. And i think the touchdown totals from last year. I think that'll be around the same as well. So that's my thoughts on alan robinson. So let's get into some of the other receivers on this team. So let's go to darnell mooney so last year darnold mooney. Sixty one receptions ninety eight targets six hundred thirty one receiving yards and four touchdowns which led to him having a hundred twenty one point six fantasy points and right now he's dealing with a back issue practicing limited capacity on thursday. So yeah you still kinda questionable for week one. But i do think that he will eclipse fantasy. Totals from last year. I think he's going to be more of an impact player in this offense. And i definitely think that once justin fields takes the field saying fields twice again I think that they are going to develop a nice connection. And i think that mooney is going to become more of an impact player in this offense and i think he'll get over four touchdowns not by a lot. I think maybe you'll get like five or six somewhere around there and yeah he's going to be the number two wide receiver for the bears and now the anthony miller is gone. This opens up more opportunities for him in that regard as well so then moving onto another receiver on this team. You got shot. Perriman last year thirty receptions sixty targets five hundred five yards three touchdowns that which led to an eighty four point one fantasy total performance for last year. I mean i think he probably gets around those numbers again because again. He's probably going to be the number three wide receiver. Now obvious even injury does happen. He'll he'll play more of a role on this team. But i think between allen robinson mooney you got to rico and coming back running the football david. Montgomery you expect the tight end to take a big step forward like whole combat. I think he's going to be around his fantasy totals from a year ago. So that's what i have to say for bershad perriman. Then you also have markey's good went on. The team did not play last year so if he does play he'll be over his fantasy total so never mind with him. So let's go to the tight ends now. So you got coal combat last year forty eight fantasy points. Twenty eight receptions forty four targets two hundred forty three receiving yards two touchdowns i definitely think he will eclipse his fantasy. Totals as a young tight end that i think could be poised to have somewhat of a breakout season for the bears. Obviously jimmy graham is still there. I thought jimmy. Grandma's gonna retire after the playoff game last year against the saints. When he scored the touchdown had that one handed grab and then just walked immediately into the locker room afterwards. But he's still on the team. So i think that does affect coke a little bit and he returned to practice wednesday. He had hamstring injury. But i guess that's not too concerning. I think he is going to eclipses. Fancy told us from last year he's gonna play more prominent role in the offense as well. So then let's talk about jimmy. Graham last year. Jimmy graham had one hundred eighteen point. Six fantasy points fifty receptions seventy six targets four hundred fifty six yards and eight touchdowns. I think he's going to be below his fantasy totals from a year ago. I believe that. I feel like coal. Combat is gonna kind of take over and take away those targets away from jimmy graham. I think he's going to play a more prominent role on the bears. So i think jimmy graham though he will still be used in the red zone decent amount and i think that's what will make him. You know somewhat of a decent fantasy option. If you know if you're struggling to find a tight end. I do believe that. Coal combat is going to take targets away from him. Be the number one tight end. Jimmy grams production is going to go down as opposed to what it was a year ago. So i'm gonna say he's going to be lower than his fantasy totals from ago so now. Let's get into the bears. Defensive bears defense had eighty two fantasy points from a year ago. Three hundred fifty eight points allowed. Ten interceptions eight fumble recoveries in two touchdowns. I mean it's kinda hard to predict you know with that those kind of numbers. I mean when you look at like we talked about the lions on one of the previous shows they negative for they're going to be above that they're going to be above that the bears. I mean i. I mean i you know what i'm gonna say. They're going to be below. Because i do think that there's still kind of you know. They're not the defense that they were back in two thousand eighteen. I'm not going to say it's they're going to be reduced by a lot. But i do think that it's not going to. They're going to have another down year on defense. Now i mean they still got playmakers. They still got roquan smith. Eddie jackson they still got khalil. Mack akeem hex. But i just think that this defense is. It's still not what it once was back in two thousand eighteen and and i just think that you know they're going to give up more points. There's gonna be a few more cracks in this defense. And i think teams are going to be able to exploit that. I don't know i. I just think that you know the bears. They're going to be a defense that depending on the match up. You're gonna wanna start him and you know what maybe if justin fields comes in and provides a spark. This defense plays better. Because we've seen that happen. You know we look at the forty niners from a couple years ago in two thousand seventeen. They were awful. And then jimmy garoppolo came in and they won five straight. The defense played better so that could be something that the bears need they need to provide. The news sparked to You know make them play better and just feels could be the guy that provides that because you know what they've been dealing with playing with mitchell trubisky and nick foles now. They might actually have a quarterback that you know can galvanize them get them energized and go get them to go out there and play better and you know i think because of that their defense will be. It's going to be awful. Of course. But i don't think it's a defense that you would take as high. Were starred as much as you would back in two thousand eighteen when they were really really good. So that's my thought on the bears defense. I think they're going to be slightly below their fantasy totals from a year ago. So moving onto their kicker. You got cairo santos last year. One hundred thirty six fantasy points thirty of thirty two when it came to field goal attempts..
"roquan smith" Discussed on Around the NFL
"You want to be on your doctor. Michael baden cap. Go ahead in your blue scrubs that what's who's that quack that that everyone gets on the everyone re tweets despite him getting like fired from the chargers and kicked out of the nfl. Xiao license yeah shelly. devon bushes guy coming off of a major injury and just because we haven't mentioned his name all off season. He does strike me as this guy like everyone thinks. Devin bush is already devon white or roquan smith. And they're just like okay. You're going to get devon bush back in the history of the steelers defense at inside linebacker. Incredible it's like. I haven't seen that out of devon bush like he is a flashy player that you see with with splash plays i. I don't know if he's been particularly effective. And he's coming off of a major injury and that that is a thin position for the steelers if you wanna pick on their defense. Their defense was number one in dvd last year. It was a good defense. But they've lost a couple of people and they need devon bush To be to take a big step and people are just kind of assuming it's going to happen. It's like i got to see that happen. I mean also. I think the thin at cornerback. I'll stay in the afc north. And you know if you wanna talk about a team that could be experiencing some shortness of breath. Maybe even heart issues. If they don't get production at the pass rushing position it could be the ravens. And greg points out that you know every year it feels like they lose their number one dude and like that happened again but the now of thomas bowser pernell mcphee and jalen ferguson as their lead dudes who last year. And you know they have the rookie too. But last year those guys combined for seven six you're asking and the ravens aren't necessarily like when your rookie jumping in play as much as you normally would like. They kind of slow bake them so they're going to need help there. I also look at their backup quarterback position. If anything happens to lamar jackson i guess. Maybe it's cliche to say you worry about lamar jackson getting injured. But he's that kind of a quarterback. Your backup is trace mcsorley. Who i like is like a maybe a little gadget type player here there. But i wonder if erica who is always enacted. Gm might look for some veterans in both of those spots heading towards the end of training camp to patch that up. I think we got a glimpse of what the ravens would look like with trace mcsorley in that monday night. Game against the browns. Leaving are jackson had to run to the locker room. Thankfully he's able to overcome the quick cramps and come back in time to only individual. But you wouldn't want to be caught in that same. Feeling good when trace mcsorley was out there he did make one throw but after that pretty much bogged down browns fans. We're just were. They were feeling themselves and then and then there comes. Lamar running out of the bathroom really turned into like the game of the year in the nfl. Delay hanging out of his pants. That was not a great ending for the browns and their fans but that was great theater. That whole drama. The whole game was really. I mean if anything you could say. The browns like answered a lot of doubters on their on their offense to but it was when mcgowan lamar was playing the browns. How did i not connect that. They will keep this. I'm gonna keep us in the afc north. Go back to pittsburgh Real quick just because greg Devin bush another defensive situation. That i think is worth watching. Tj watts effectiveness. Now that bud dupree is not opposite him after bud. Dupree got hurt last year. His presser percentage cornyn next gen dropped by like ten percent which he was. You're the next gen guy. You're that's kind of use that as your corner. Your next gen cynthia's there too. I don't know if there's a little bit of we're friendly surface. She has her supercomputer. She's not use leaning your comments about the supercomputer at least pass through your mind having shared them in bub. I mean i got a laptop. We're all right. We're cynthia on soon. It's been on my list of to do to to to answer all the slights that nick is thrown all the mental ones Also keep it in pittsburgh. There offensive line for me is still concern You know i. I recall draft day in. Dvd's report which was that. It was clear that they knew they needed offensive line help but they liked the blend they're bored and need at the same time. They went with nausea harrison. The first round and on paper. You're like well. That's an upgrade over. James conner but i look at that. Starting five and and i'm not super encouraged. Some people are bullish. On kevin dobson at left guard they drafted et cetera in the third round kendra green. We'll see if he starts. And you'd have david decastro but i'm not happy about tackles from this point right now in another next gen dive. Real quick this dealers were second. Last in the league in expected rushing yards per attempt which basically measures how effective their offensive line is the only team that is worse than them was the browns but the difference between the browns in them was the bras. Running backs overcame that consistently. They posted the best rushing yards over expectation in the entire. Nfl the steelers. And that was it Plus one point one five yards per attempt so the running backs were consistently exceeding expectations and doing their job to a very high degree. The steelers were at negative zero point. Zero one yards per attempt so the running effective and their offense of lime is also ineffective. So if you run back a line that looks very similar this year you add nausea harris. That's a lot to put on the shoulders of a rookie. Who does have lot of mileage on him. coming out of alabama. So i think that's gonna be a big thing to watch For the steelers this year. And how in the chances for their offense if we're carving up the afc north. I might as well plug in on the bengals here and greg. You pointed out and it makes sense. There's potential here for this offense to take a big jump now. The joe burrow. Acl situation ripped up his knee. Something fierce And it's good that he's back practicing not as and you hope he's close to the same guy there's a bit of projection here that he makes the second nearly and improves as a player of the knee cooperates. And then you have. You know you got your march as they're now You have tyler boyd. Underrated guy t higgins joe mixing running back. I don't know what to take from the joe mixing experience at this point but we know fantastically talented and he still has prime years ahead of them. The offensive line. As you point out greg maybe Maybe penny sewell would have been the guy a logical pick there but you know what there are pieces there that they that are developing at the offensive line gets better and they did bring in riley review of course there to help on that end with these weapons and boroughs potential. I'm not saying there's going to be four teams in the afc north with nine plus wins. I just think that cincinnati might moxham things up and you know the the bullies like sessile in the browns looking down and pointing and laughing at them. They might not be doing that. If this team comes together a little quickly more quickly than people anticipate. I mean a year ago. I said that. I thought zac taylor had a chance to be coach of the year. I think a lot of it comes down to the specialness taylor brings. But i don't think the bengals are a two or three win team. They they have a pretty pretty good roster on offense they should be a team that goes out and you know. They beat tennessee last year. That's the one game. I look at where i thought you. Kinda got a glimpse bad teams. Give you a little glimpse of what they can be with. Borough healthy and all that business. They lost their quarterback. The floor fell out. They've been ravaged by injuries. Really as much as any team in that division or that conference over the last couple of years. You haven't really had a chance to see what they can be. They can win eight games. I don't know if the defense is going to be worth a damn there..
"roquan smith" Discussed on Boomer & Gio
"It'd be answer so you have bradley chubb quinton nelson and josh allen. All guys just sitting there just sitting the water that what's going to have. I would think all three guys are getting contracts and got gyms course they are. The bears just extended roquan smith. I mean come on you. Think this draft draft when you pick about it. I mean josh allens not getting the contracts going into space guys in the sport he will be eventually yes eventually. It might be sooner than later. Should pay really should be. Maybe they say oh. Wait as long as we can because we got a nice roster here. We're a team that went deep into the playoffs last year. So why not. We don't want to have to start cutting guys because the quarterback contract see the interesting thing about the new. Cba is that if the fifth year option is picked up it's guaranteed okay at that wasn't the case beforehand but now it is okay good okay. Just kind of the businesses sports salary cap going down and things of that nature. Yeah i mean. I wonder what you know what giants fans want out of this draft more than anything else. What is the. what is the one player. The giants fans are locking in on more than others. And it's really hard to say because there's just so much fluctuation. Yeah we don't know what's going to be available all five quarterbacks again. I'll go over the scam with the. Oh and our audience of all five quarterbacks or taken in the top ten that means the giants are going to have the pick of the top six next player. They'll have a pick within the top. Six of the next players. Usually one team in there reaches for somebody that nobody's expecting them to take your usually the raiders. Well the other thing too is i. This draft is very very unpredictable. Simply because of the amount of who didn't play last year. Yes so. I mean i think that you really think that all five or going top ten feels that way one of them's got to drop out of the top ten. One of them has to i. Was you know. I was trying to think i dropped outside of the top ten but then again i dropped outside the first around tyre first round and there's nothing worse not the worst getting your hopes set and suddenly dropping like what the hell is going on so these guys are all going to get picked within the top ten. Because i feel like that's the expectations for everybody. And it's a quarterback driven league. And you know you never know how next year's class is gonna look compared to this year's class. Everybody's done their study on these guys. Most of these guys have all been winners in college. See mike they're all decent guys and you know they'll their dream will come true. See i really do think though that quarterbacks get a little more overrated these days because of how important it is to try to win with a guy on a rookie deal so there are teams that you know prior to the changing of the rookie pay scale. Yup there was more trepidation about giving that guy a fifty million dollars signing bonus. Yeah and that's why guys would drop things like that..
"roquan smith" Discussed on Boomer & Gio
"And he got to see it again. Talk like i. Of course i do. But i of like i i like where he of course because i think reuniting with frank is great and i love where sam darnold went going to joe brady. I think. I think that's really interesting to could. They take a quarterback. Don't be surprised if they traded up to take. Don't be surprised if every team traded up to take a gordon. So the point being is that don't be surprised. Yeah i mean 'cause it because it is unpredictable as is as it's ever been yeah i mean nobody really i mean we go through this every year yet still we gobble up the pre-draft stuff because you know we're excited about the draft but i mean none of never means anything happened right exactly exactly but let me ask you a question. Two thousand eighteen draft. Let me just give me a couple of names. And because i remember going back this is fresh in our minds and the fifth year option. Time where you have to decide whether or not you want to keep these guys. And whether or not they have been successful picks for their respective teams and how. The team's responded one. Those players were picked k. Cleveland browns baker mayfield worked out for them. Okay saquon barkley and the giants jury's out and say he had a great rookie season right. Sam darnold the jets gone gone seal denzel ward browns. I think that's worked out. It has and they're going to pick up his option bradley. Chubb for the broncos yes when nelson for the guys want her office football josh allen for the bills one of the best quarterbacks in football roquan smith for the bears the bears right tackle mike mcglinchey for the forty nine or niners friggin clue. Now they picked up his option Josh rosen was a failure young's obviously been cut and then of course makeup fitzpatrick who was drafted by the dolphins traded to the steelers. Us like your top eleven guys right there and ten eleven or all making it. Sure well the different ways. I sam darnold's going to another the team. He's still in the league. maybe he's not being validated by a second contract yet but all those other guys seem to be. Yeah that's great. It's a pretty drafts. These really good draft. I mean you've got to the top of the draft anyway. Yeah i mean you also got an mvp draft to lamar jackson leader number thirty two. I thought it was thirty to thirty second. pick yes. rem at his his fifth year option. Twenty three point one million. That's gonna be fascinating to see what happens with that if they're not they don't give them a long term deal this year. That's going to be the talk of the world. That really will be the nfl world that is it will but they are locked into him for two more years. Now i know but everybody's going to expect guy. What an mvp playoffs. It is over and over again. Yeah you know what it can pick the best teams in the conference honors. Forty niners or getting rid of their essential. It looks like they're getting rid of their quarterback couldn't stay healthy and he led them to. The super bowl wasn't told their defense collapsed in the fourth quarter that they ended up losing that game. sure nine. Oh and you could say jimmy garoppolo did make a player play there when he had a chance to layton game but i would also say. Wait a minute time out. That vaunted defense got shredded by patrick mahomes in the fourth quarter. I think what the forty niners are looking at. Is that team in the chiefs. Have a guy that won them the game and we didn't have that guy. We didn't have someone to win the game. Let's go to ben in eastport. Many what's happening. Oh hello. I just wanted to let you know that. was feeling bad about dropping to the second round in the draft. Yeah but when you were actually picked as the first quarterback in that draft. Yeah it was the guy that was supposed to be picked one to the usfl and that was Steve young oh. I didn't realize yeah he was supposed to be the number one oversell. Tell the story one. More time he was supposed to be the number one overall pick for the bengals and they were deciding between me and him at that time and they decided they were gonna take him he decided. I don't wanna go there. I want to go to the. Usfl play for some team called the l. a. express then held a press conference and said i. I'm not rooting for the memphis. Showboats with the washington federals of the new jersey generals. Or whatever the hell they're called. I'm an nfl player that i want to play in the nfl. That's what i said. And i try to hope that people would realize that there's not going to be a bidding war like there was for for steve named you still dropped. I still drew sighs a pain in the ass of i get it. i understand. That was a different time. And you like so. The bengals actually traded the number one pick to the new england patriots who acted irving fryar number. One overall. The biggles had three first round picks. And you also mouth off. An guy in the elevator heard it and driving. It was head. Coach yvan falcons. That was another big prairie coach. Bill very big. This guy's on coach coach bank guy. Big problem right knows your dogs. Bu- bad problems right. i'm very questionable. Bringing had a pony. Yeah we got problems with the major attitude. Yeah south shore long island young york chip on the shoulder can't tell them nothing thick head right. All that stuff might only ran a four eight forty. Yeah talks about hockey too much. Throw the ball eighty yards in their brings up bad news. He sees in the newspaper to his friends. All the time drags him. I did separate my left shoulder and my last college game now buys gifts for people and insists that they use them every right pan. Is the big pain in the ass. I'm jon meacham the host of cadence. Thirteen new podcast. Fate of fact. On how america and its political party. Scott to where we are today available now on odyssey apple podcasts. And wherever you get your podcasts feats the morning show with boomer esiason and greg nadi boomer and geo jerry is here. What's going on jerry while morning brought to you by wall. Our painting design celebrating one hundred years visit wall our dot com slash one hundred while the nets clinched a playoff spot last night. The knicks look to continue their march to the postseason tonight. The knicks at home take on the bulls next thirty four and twenty eight. They've won nine of their last ten after this game. A six game road trip before coming back and wrapping up the regular season with three games at home as for the nets they were in tampa to play the raptors last night and they move twenty two games over five hundred genes fraud court. Vanfleet autumn gives it up for irving out top for green work at around the right harris extra pass in the corner terrain. a three. and it's bad for kevin durant. That is chris. carino was stick. My hands down my all. Yes he was doing that last night for sure specifically in the fourth quarter where the nets outscored the raptors. Thirty six to twenty wound up winning one. Sixteen one zero three. They moved back and game and a half in front of philadelphia. Who didn't play last night for the top spot in the east here was durant. Just seventeen points in thirty three minutes. Only seven shot attempts. He says you wanna force anything. Started be patient and is there and one of those nights where i wasn't get an shots at up so that one. I'm glad oh. God like mike tyler. Landry in jeff had big score nice force. Take the pressure off. You know makes us unpredictable. Is mike james and tyler johnson. Landry shamet whoever else. He mentioned They went on jeff green. Who had twenty two. I think you mentioned too. And they wanted to network kyrie irving only nine points but wasn't needed as seven players in double figures meantime the celtics lose a weird one at home to the thunder who had lost fourteen straight games. Boston falls one. Nineteen to one fifteen. They've lost four or five and the hornets dropped seven of ten or one fourteen one. Oh four loss at home to the bucks now. A lot of talk at the top between philadelphia and brooklyn. Here's janas ended kubo the.
"roquan smith" Discussed on The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour
"There's a very realistic chance. That not only. Could he not play this weekend. But if the saints get upset boob he gets zero for in the hole playoff. Challenge not going to be concerned about that. Because i don't believe the saints will be upset walkie. Can you imagine that locker room. What welcome response. All the guys would have when he when he stretched in there is ready for business on On game day. That's that's gonna be that's gonna take those guys through the roof. You know you go back to week. Eight nine catches ninety six yards and game versus Versus the bears. Sixty seven yards rushing very clean game for kamara. He did not find the end zone in that game. I expect him to this weekend. So naturally of course expected to play. Expect me to very very well. A matter of fact there may be a push for a lot of players to practice. Virtually after we see. What does this week against the bears. The bears without monkey roquan smith. We do believe that he won't play You we've talked about next man up for ball all fall. One of my favorite gaz joe l. ea rooney whe western kentucky university will take the field and smith's absence and he'll be chasing alvin kamara. What a great way to get your first start in the nfl. He's he's brighter of south more in highschool and bowling green kentucky and He's a graduate of western kentucky and You know this. This bears defense is not Is not so bad. When they're in man defense they're terrible and they're in the zone and so if you have to man up and you're the one linebacker responsible for chasing chimera that's a long day But yeah let's hope he plays if he doesn't play in for what we have going on and great playoff challenge. You've taken a risk but your your risk would be rewarded to you again next week because everybody knows that kamara can give you two if not three weeks points in one game and say yeah playing this week. Yeah no. I think you're right on that for sure and i mean personally i i have no problem. Starting camaro in this plop challenge even knowing if he's going to play. Because i got my lineup locks on saturday i'm still playing on no question To a team that is in the playoffs to a team. That is not in the playoffs this year. Farrell with talking about the houston. Texans news here. ian rapoport reported that the shawn watson is set over The texans hiring process for their new. Gm nick caserio and apparently has not spoken to the team in the last few days adam schefter also piggybacked on this saying that watson actually met with tom. Mcnair who is the owner of the texans talked about representing a handful of players on the team and shared some On on which of the candidates that he would recommend and the front office told him that he's going to have some input.
"roquan smith" Discussed on Fantasy Football Today Podcast
"It's too much. It's too much against the spurs defence knowing that he's not gonna practice a week i. I don't think running backs necessarily have to practice like a quarterback or you know like like defensive players every single week to prepare for the opponent. They basically arrested the same thing. Most weeks chimeras. No exception of that But i would be worried about him getting his usual playing time unless he just starts off red hot which always possible with them but to get twenty five. Plus p p r points. I think it's a little too much to expect. Given the circumstances. Okay and bears rondi. Vince been pretty good lately when they've had akeem hicks however the other New orleans running backs or off the reserve covid list so you if chimeras out i'm sure a lot of people will look at latavius. Murray and good news for bears for saints running backs bad news for the bears run defense roquan smith linebacker row. Crohn's while roquan smith likely out this week. They should get back their rookie. Cornerback jalen johnson. And based on where. Michael thomas often lines up and how the bears don't really move their cornerbacks. I mean i feel like it could be jalen johnson coming off of a three week absence up against michael. Thomas who reportedly is going to be close to full health. And i are you guys. Is he kind of an automatic in your lineups this week. Michael thomas kinda yeah for sure. I mean it's unbelievable price tag for him. You never gonna see in this hopefully ever again because that means he's playing great but Yeah he's i. I'm doing a story for for the site for friday of goodbyes. Bad buys For both sites and for jack kingston and vandal. And he's the second receiver on that. I'm sorry i ride deceiver that you listed on draftkings in the second largest fan. Oh sixty four hundred on draftkings on draftking. He is sixty eight hundred on federal. Who got to no. Who's the better bargain on fan. Will i buy. I did it by price in terms eliminated all the obvious place and so just him. The johnson are flipped in terms of most the guy in terms of price. So the johnson. Seven thousand thanks. Goodbye fans well but on draftkings the most expensive of the lesser to your guys if those receivers were my lineup. I wonder if they'll just be too popular. I mean the problem with the problem with only six games is everybody is going to be using some combination of everybody knows right. You gotta find like one. Maybe two cheap guys. Yeah you gotta find the out of nowhere candidates while i think what david murray qualifies if kamar place because he's going to be very obvious if kamara doesn't play but you're alluding to in terms of workload if he's not going to his workload and people say i'm not gonna play the tapis mary because there that's one that stands out of the non quarterbacks i think one. That's intriguing to me. If he's healthy is as mckenzie 'cause they played them in slot in week. Seventeen and kobe doesn't play with john. Brownback saw he did he nine targets and six catches. So that's an interesting one Coconut is actually more expensive on Fan duel than jimmy graham. But i would still play. Quoque met because i think he's going to see more targets. 'specially with them chasing points and then moons out then. Anthony miller becomes interesting because moonies banged up after getting hurt me seventeen. He was just a pr stud mooney would be very popular if he plays too because under four thousand on draftkings and he's had this much bigger role lately in the bears offense..
What are Chuck Pagano's plans for the Bears defense?
"Now Chuck Pegado he replaces Vic Fazio who went from Chicago to Denver. He is the new defensive coordinator of depth buyers trademark me your thoughts was well. This is the one that this this instigated the article <hes> thinking about Chuck Pagano because you lose Vic Fangio. Who is I think along with Wade Phillips the most most respected affected defensive mind in the game right well bill belichick sort of on an island up there by himself but you know throw in Romeo Coronel is another guy who's respected but we don't really we know what Chuck Pagano is? He had one year defensive coordinator with the Ravens where they finished third in defense with Ray Lewis Ed Reed Terrell suggs and then he went to the the colts and he never really had much town to work with on defense now he's token over a defense that is almost sure to regress to the mean just because they had a sky a high turnover rate loss very few games to injury last year and cannot and fifteen percent of drives with an interception like they did last year especially especially That defense every week to make up for their offense. I felt like an if you're if you're in the situation Pagano. You're going to get blamed from their earliest part of the season. It doesn't go well. Why would I want to take over some for someone who floundered before me you come in and you look on the other hand when you have a chance to work with Cleo Max Akiem Hicks Roquan Smith Dan Danny I mean they're absolutely loaded Jackson Kyle? They are loaded and yet. I think it's a tough spot to go to for for Pagano.
NBA Draft 2019: Latest 1st-Round Order, Predictions
"And ladies and gentlemen, we have a new mock draft out Mel kiper Jr's three point. Oh is here with us. And we are looking forward to the draft. Mel will join us in just about an hour to talk about the new mock draft. But there have been some changes in the draft specifically one less quarterback. Now going in the first round then in mel's two point oh mock draft. So we have four in the two point oh mock draft with Daniel Jones from Duke rounding out of the last pick of the draft to the patriots in the first round of thirty two. There are only three quarterbacks now in the first round, according to mel's latest mock. And obviously a retirement might be a big reason why and the quarterbacks have changed as well. Right. As far as where they're they're going. Well, Cuyler he still has Tyler going number one derozan. Well in his last draft Cuyler going number thirteen to the dolphins. So now and this draft he hasn't going number one. He had. Dwayne Haskins going number six at a giant Kyle Murray. Going number thirteen to the to the dolphins. Drew lock going fifteen to the Redskins and Daniel Jones going thirty two to the patriots. So as you mentioned Daniel Jones now out of the first round, according to the latest mock draft by Mel kiper, just three quarterbacks Murray number one. The main says Dwayne Haskins at number six, and you start to hear reports that the giants may go defense was six and then was seventeen go quarterback. But right now twain Haskins at six and then drew lock sitting there at number thirteen for the dolphins. Does the only three quarterbacks in this latest first round. Yeah. Going to be very interesting because we know what the giants listen one thing. Dave Gettleman has made very clear he does not feel beholden to tell us his plan. And so I don't feel overly beholden to believe. A lot of what we're hearing coming out of the giants can't because if you've got a guy who's basic messages trust me, I got this. Well, then we understand he doesn't feel like he has to tell us the truth. So as we hear these things. Coming out. We also understand this time of year is about deception to an extent it's trying to manipulate the draft order trying to manipulate the opinions of certain players. So that you can try and put yourself in the best position to get the guys you ultimately want. So it makes it difficult to try and read the tea leaves it is although I have to say on cattlemans behalf. He said all of last spring saquon Barkley is a generational talent with the second overall pick. And that's where he went. Look, I think we all agreed. There has to be a quarterback in the giants future. Whether it's at six or seventeen trade now Cleveland, but it would not surprise me in the least if Dave Gettleman waited until the second or third round to take a quarterback this Dave Gettleman, he created that created, but he he made the term a more of a vernacular in the NFL draft hog molly's when he was the GM of the Carolina Panthers. He loves the big guys to hog mollies. And let's be honest. This draft is going to be decided outside of Kyla Murray. More than anything else about the big defensive lineman in this draft. The hog Molly is on the defensive side of the ball. So depending on your draft grades for your quarterbacks you could take one of those at six and then a quarterback at seventeen it all depends again on your on your draft great. If twain Haskins is highest on the board and draft grades. You don't pass that up. If you have a Dwayne Haskins drew lock. And whatever other quarterback equal in grades. You know, maybe use that seventeen pick baby can trade it up somehow to get one of those guys as I said, this always comes down to grades. Do. You have a choice amongst grades. Are you close enough in quarterbacks where if you don't get one you try and get the other? But we'll see we'll see, you know, one of the biggest changes in from the last two this for Mel was they had the patriots taken Daniel Jones a quarterback, and this one I serve Smith junior the tight end from Alabama going, and that would not be shocking at all you have really three out of the top tight end Hopkinson the kid from Iowa teammate, Noah Fant, and then Smith junior all three likely to go in the first round a three first round tight end to on the same team come on. And what would that tell you as we saw? The patriots jump into the first round and take a running back and Sony Michelle at the end of that. And now to see in the next year three tight ends going. We've talked about this. However, you want to split it. Last year were Quinton Nelson. Went in the top ten in the draft as an offensive guard. We saw roquan Smith going the top ten as a middle linebacker. The middle of the field is worthy. NFL is being built right now. And other teams are starting to catch up to what the patriots have done for years. The way that we've seen teams export that specific area and three tight ends in the first round would hammer that home not denying that. They are guys that are certainly probably more talented than usual tight end groups. We're used to seeing but it's also about value. It's why you see running back taking it to overall by the giants last year. I mean, the other thing is I think they're more interior linemen in this first round then quarterbacks right? Like, a not tackles guards and centers. There are more of those according to males latest mock than there are actual quarterbacks being taken which would be very unusual. So the top five in this new draft that Mel kiper put out is Kylie Murray. Number one of the cardinals Nick both the D N number two to the forty Niners. Number three. Josh Allen the outside backing backer pass rusher going to the jet number four Cornyn Williams. To the raiders and number five guy making a pretty big jump. Devon white going to Tampa Bay at five in the last mock draft he was number eleven to the Bengals now in mel's draft. He is sitting at number five number six twain Haskins seven Joon Taylor. The offense attack from Florida going to Jacksonville sweat, the D N going to the lions at eight Sean, Gary the D N going into the bills from Michigan and TJ Hopkinson. The tight end going to the Broncos at number ten. Here's here's what I wanted to talk to Mel about and one of the issues that I have laid on me big fella with with this draft comes, you know, some some point and one of them is there are few prospects in new first round projection who are making their debuts because of their combine performances. There are four guys who have jumped into mel's first round who weren't out there before again based on the combine combine performances. I don't understand that. I don't I don't understand that. If you wanna say. You looked at the combine to go back and look at tape of them. But to say, they're combine performance jumped them up that doesn't compute to me. Well, I think that's I think that's the assumption though, is because of their performance you went back and look and that. That's fair. That's why I want to ask them. How did this? Make you go back and study them more. Because if you're just basing things off the combine I got a real issue with that. Yeah. I I don't think you would do that or teams. But at the same time, you look at the positions of the majority of the players that would be involved in that. And I think this could be true for teams as well. It's interior offense. It is right. Three interior offensive linemen Terry McLaren the wide receiver, but when it comes to interior offensive lineman. You wanna talk about an area where the scouting grossly lags behind to actually great and overall draft. It's a difficult area for a lot of people to see and understand because you don't have the benefit of a lot of stats. You don't have the benefit of even the combine members necessarily always translating to production. So when those guys go and they paying and they flag in the model somewhere for what they do at the combine. And then you go back and spend some more time looking at a guy like Lindstrom who wasn't going to be a big name. He wasn't like, you know, Gary bradberry from North Carolina State won the Remington award this year. Like that guy was a stud Boston College was a middling. Okay. ACC team this year. So Lindstrom wasn't getting the credit. He deserved even being as good as he is. So you go back now, and even these NFL teams, maybe we're late to the party on some of these guys all of a sudden start giving them an extra. That's why I want to ask I just wanna make sure with Mel that because I'm just reading from the combine performance, and again, let's put a name. To those you mentioned McLaren the wide receiver who is one of the others. Chris Lynch reminder, you just mentioned from Boston College now. Number twenty one to Seattle Eric McCoy interior linemen going number twenty two to Baltimore. Right and the Garrett bradberry. The Senator from North Carolina State who is you mentioned one the Remington award is the best center in the country number thirty one to the LA Rams where they have an aging center, and John John Sullivan. And that was that was one of the things have been saying for the Rams the last couple of years that dynasties been built on the interior. If you land a guy like that good, Lord or you winning out it is. So we'll see how that plays out. Now, the one thing that I find interesting he he has drew lock the third quarterback Mel dozen his latest mock going thirteen in Miami. I'm telling you don't take out Denver at ten in Cincinnati of eleven in play for quarterbacks. I mean. Yeah. Denver made the play for Joe flacco. But John Elway has messed this up a couple of times with all due respect. I mean, that's just outside of getting Peyton Manning. He has not figured out the quarterback spot there at ten they might be in play for quarterback. And you have Andy Dalton with his situation with the Bengals and his contract situation. I, you know, I think that there's a really good chance that they could be in play with a quarterback there, by the way, by the way, Mel kiper Jr's mock draft not the biggest item related to the draft this week. That will have news for you guys. What more on that coming up later? This week
Dexter Lawrence Among 3 Clemson Players with Failed Drug Tests for Ostarine
"You have big games for Kirk cousins. And and guys like that. But ultimately the goal for every game is to win the game going out win the game. The bears won the game fourteen two nine some people say not an impressive game. You know, what they want the game in the NFL is not easy to win yesterday half. The teams lost the bears were not one of those teams. They won the game fourteen two nine Seattle went to Levi's stadium last week and played the Niners. Guess what Seattle lost? So you know winning is the ultimate goal. And that's what the bears have been able to do bears defense. Of course is a team is is the biggest part of this team. They got another interception yesterday as daddy to Raith and picked off a pass late in the game. Which was obviously. Big. No they needed to do that. I was really interested to see how they were gonna play without Eddie Jackson and they'll probably play without Eddie Jackson. Again this coming week. I think this coming week without any Jackson. Going up against the Minnesota Vikings team that needs the win to guarantee themselves a playoff spot. This is going to be a test for Dionne Bush at Adrian Amos ammos actually had a really good game. I was looking to some of the numbers earlier and let me see here. He's not running this one. I have I had so much stuff on the game where Adrian ammos actually had a pretty decent game. Would I grab his tackle numbers for the contest? And that was good to see because Adrian, ammos, he was second on the team in tackles. Roquan Smith had nine tackles Adrian animals had eight. So he stepped up his game without Eddie Jackson being their trevathan was seven Khalil Mack had five. You only had one sack that was the roquan Smith when he came wide open. So very very important stuff. How the bears are going to play defensively playing against the Niners without very good receivers. And when the young quarterback is one thing playing defense with Kirk cousins and Adam Phelan and Stefan digs and Kyle Rudolph. That's a whole other story playing in their building. So that's gonna be real interesting to see how the bears are able to play and defend this Minnesota Vikings team three one two three three two three seven seven six. Let's get back to some baseball talk to old town Georgia on ESPN thousand eight George. It looks like betting that they're trying to force. The dodgers handle that extra clearance on the payroll, which is I think, you know. Was the master. And I think a fallback of Pollock would be fantastic. If he stays help you what do you think? Yeah. Stephen Pollock healthy is a huge huge situation. You know, if in fact, you got him you could that actually move guy like Albert, Al more. If you're going to cause I still think they're gonna have to move one of those three guys I've been saying that all off season and it hasn't happened yet. So maybe I'm wrong. But I kind of thought they would move either. Now, Mora Ishwar or a half the more. I look at it. It's not going to be Schwarzer. They love Schwarzer. He's like one of their kids one of their little kids their own kids as well. I think it would be either Hapoel more if they did grab a guy. Like Pollock that'd be a completely different story. But you you think the the Harper situation, you don't think there's any changes coming here. Do you? I really think he's he's kind of an LA kinda dude. If you know what I mean? With the hair. Coast to coast. I mean seems like the perfect fit out there. But why not force the hand if we can and try to call back. He get stronger on our end. George. Appreciate the call. The one thing that I think the cubs have gone forms aproach the season first of all they won ninety five games last year. Okay. It's not like they you know, they had an awful season. They didn't hit in the last month earlier. It didn't hit in down the stretch, and they need to figure out why. And it's so it was so much fun. Watching the ball, very rarely say this.
Chicago Cubs put Addison Russell on DL; Daniel Murphy to hit leadoff
"The socks were held, two solo homers last night the cubs hit just one the extent of their offense for. The fifth straight game in a two one loss in Detroit they're hoping Daniel Murphy might help the veteran infielder acquired from Washington for a minor leager he'll join the cubs ahead of, tonight's, game, in Detroit where Anthony Rizzo Homer accounted for their only run. Last night comes also announcing. Yu Darvish will, not try. To pitch again this year the diagnosis a stress reaction in his, elbow Addison Russell scratch last night with shoulder inflammation Jose Abreu out a couple of weeks for the. White Sox outpatient abdominal surgery and manager Ricky Renteria will have more tests, today after he Arrives from Minnesota where he was released from the hospital it felt lightheaded prior. To the game on Monday night cardinals one again last night to take over second place. In the NFL central they beat, the dodgers five two they are two and a happy. On the cubs Milwaukee Brewers lost to the reds by score of ninety seven roquan. Smith had to, stop practice, yesterday with the bears because of, tightness in his hamstring his status uncertain for, the barest home game on Saturday against Kansas City or the home of the Blackhawks northwestern.
Yu Darvish of Chicago Cubs will miss rest of the season with elbow, triceps injuries
"We must have must address Darvish done for the season It's not a stress fracture but it's the the. Preliminary feelings of stress fracture he's out six weeks will put him to. The end of the year no more Yu Darvish for. The Chicago, Cubs this season and the I guess the good part is the ligament that was repaired from his. Tommy John surgery is fine so he will not. Need any Tommy John surgery he'll just have to deal with this and should be back for next year because the philosophy is if he has, to have Tommy John surgery he's out, for a whole 'nother year then you lose him for two years essentially of his contract and then. Futures up in the, air but now you know it's not. That he was being soft there was there's something wrong something was found and gave reason to. Why he was in pain and this is why you Darvish may very well in a short matter of time become one of the most polarizing players for us to watch Chicago sports fans since Jay Cutler Because we until now haven't known whether or not he was actually hurt or if he couldn't handle the moment right and that allows people, to speculate on the character of the, player now he's hurt so he's going to be done for the season but it's something that's always. Going to be in, the back of your mind as he. Comes back from rehabbing this into next season will ever pitch in a big game for the. Chicago Cubs
Leonys Martin of Cleveland Indians battling bacterial infection
"Of making shaving cream barbasol is finally making, razors well that was a no brainer and the baseball slate fairly busy on this. Monday evening it is the White Sox headed the, Tigers three two of the fourth Indians up to one on the reds top of the. Fourth inning and it was a scary situation for Indian outfielder Leona Martin who contracted a bacterial infection that became life threatening within.
Rookie linebacker Roquan Smith ends holdout with Chicago Bears
"Good news. For bears fans Chicago is signed. First round pick roquan Smith it is a rookie deal obviously. The holdout is over there finalizing the language bears are giving Smith a four year guaranteed. Eighteen million dollars, slotted deal deal. Should include about eleven million in, the form, of bonuses Again roquan Smith in camp enhance his
China pulls approval for Facebook's planned venture: NYT
"Your, money on WGN orients Samuelson a report in the New York Times, today says, China has withdrawn its, approval for Facebook's plan to open a venture in the, eastern province of j. John and the Chinese government database showed that Facebook had gained, approval to open a subsidiary but the registration has since disappeared according to checks made by Reuters the move but setback for Facebook which has, been struggling to gain a foothold in. China the most populated country. In the. World where the website and messaging app wants up, remain blocked Sinclair broadcast group, and, media company, shares higher today after President. Trump criticize the Federal Communications Commission for deferring a decision last week On their proposed three, point nine billion dollar tie-up and a federal appeals court upheld the, rules change, on broadcast ownership rules, Trump tweeted so sad and unfair that the FCC would, not approve this in Clare brunt gas merger with Tribune this would have been a, great and much-needed conservative voice four and of the people Sinclair shares up to into third percent and Tribune stock of two point four percent The tariffs partly to. Blame today for lowered full year forecasts by General Motors and Fiat Chrysler automobiles and their stocks hard today GM cited higher steel and aluminum, cross for its two thousand eighteen profit forecast reduction and chief financial officer Chuck Stevens said GM put in a. Solid performance in the second quarter despite some. Fairly significant headwinds that have built throughout the. Year that's your money on seven hundred twenty WGN WGN, sports Dave at the cubs are getting set to play at Wrigley field against the Arizona, Diamondbacks and hoping, to get their first win the series but they'll have to do it without Kris Bryant out of. The lineup for the second day in a row he deals with another bout a shoulder inflammation second baseman havi or by has also out he was on, the receiving Out of a hard slide left. Him with a bruised knee and last night's loss John Lester starts today for the Cavs against, Robbie Ray for Arizona tonight. The White Sox try to win three, in a, row, for, just. The third time this season or they play the angels in, Anaheim again James shields makes the start shields hasn't won. On the road since opening day he'll be opposed by the angels Tyler Skaggs pre-game anti Andy her at eight thirty. At the first page with that Farber Derrick Jackson little after nine on seven hundred twenty WGN the Boston Red Sox owning baseball's best. Record of acquired right ahead there Nathan of all the. From Tampa Bay for a minor leager and Mets outfielder you out for the season let it go surgery for chronic pain in both heels, recovery is expected to take eight months the bears take a day off from training camp while just three first. Rounders remain on side including the bears roquan. Smith the Buffalo Bills today signed their top. Pick Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen To a four, year contract they ladder falcons have given three year extensions. To their coach Dan Quinn and their general manager Thomas Dmitrov the. Falcons, have been in the playoffs the last two years including a Super Bowl appearance David WGN sports, WGN traffic Violeta podrumedic thank you came. Traffic, is sponsored by KFC no delays yet on the Edens between lake cook road. In the junction inbound Kennedy's forty minutes O'Hare to downtown twenty four minutes out the Eisenhower is bit heavy at fifty five minutes, three ninety to the old post office twenty eight minutes out inbound Stevenson's forty five three fifty five to lakeshore drive thirty. Two minutes outbound and of the Dan Ryan is twenty five minutes ninety. Fifth to the circle just fourteen. Minutes out get the new crispy Colonel. Sandwich from KFC the new KFC crispy Colonel five dollar. Fill up comes with wedges cookie and a drink this offer is not everywhere and not forever, price may vary tax subsidies. Are extra for personalized traffic on demand, get the, traffic, Chicago, app App approved by the reverse mortgage loan experts of team hockberg just search t. r. a. f. f. I x. Chicago I'm Violeta podrumedic in WGN traffic central the WGN. Chicago weather center forecast mostly sunny warm today a high of eighty eight tonight partly cloudy there's a.
Chicago Bears iPad, Georgia Bulldogs jerseys stolen from Roquan Smith's car
"Has to do with roquan smith bears rookie linebacker roquan smith reported to athens clarke county georgia police that several items were stolen from his car saturday including his team issued i pad from the chicago bears his georgia helmet from last season in three of his bulldogs boy smith reported the crime on saturday morning according to the narrative provided by athens clarke county police there were no signs of forced entry to the vehicle which was parked in the parking garage of an apartment complex and there are currently no suspects the jersey stolen were the ones he wore during the two thousand seventeen regular season the rose bowl and national championship game smith also told police that his athlete of the year trophy from the university of georgia was taken these items are of great sentimental value to him and are very hard to determine a worth it's possible that those jerseys are worth up to forty thousand a piece due to mr smith's clout at j however mr smith stated that those belongings are priceless to him according to a police spokesman other issue stolen were to watches a pair of cost sunglasses nike shoes four pairs of bose headphones and a bose bluetooth speaker now let me ask you a question with this guy living out of his car seem i don't know we had was in his car right i mean go had an apartment there and i don't know what his lease is remembered those college leases karm usually a startup is certain time they finish at a certain time give themselves a month cushion to go ahead and and replace whatever needs to be replaced so they can be rented out the next year my writer morale ha i guess so you know the the whole scam there as you keep the security deposit so the ipads gone that's the most important thing that's gone now can somebody cracked at her is it so well encoded coded that the bears shouldn't worry about it so well encoded coded that it shouldn't be an issue and.
2018 NFL Draft: The football world grades the Bears’ pick of Roquan Smith
"The mindset i like him over the the intangible perspective over josh allen just don't think he's a winner he reminds me jay cutler one and nine as a starting quarterback on the road over his last ten starts so i would take our and based off of that but i'm not high on either quarterback in this draft there you go okay so then after josh allen taken by the bills to bears first time i cuss in the in the first round because the bears to grow quant smith and that's the guy wanted the raiders to get a good pick by chicago joe you and i very high roquan smith i cannot blame the bears for taking him i think the bears probably take quinton nelson if he's available for offensive line helped there for trubisky but the end of the day i think they made the right pick number eight grabbing roquan smith yeah i mean we spoke about it last friday i take world kwan smith for chicago a lot of people laughed at me because they thought he would fall to oakland a lot of people had offense and help four chicago i think when you look at your chicago overall they haven't lived up to expectations over the last few years because of the physicality on the defensive side of the ball when you look at some of the teams that they're going to have to match up with in their conference guys like minnesota and now kirk cousins and you look at arran rogers and green bay you need players that can be edge rushers to put pressure to four short intermediate throws under coverage so that's what real clown smith is he led georgia in tackles and sacks he can run sideline to sideline and more importantly could cover running backs in the short intermediate routes and that's what chicago is lacking desperately on their defense so i think.