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"russell oku" Discussed on Bolts from the Blue
"Garrison score more. Podcasts is here and I'm here to talk about the Russell Kun Trade Turner Trade. I know a lot of people have been asking if I'd be doing podcast anymore. Well does this answer your question. Yes that'll be doing this. How often no idea? But I'm doing it now so here I am your favor. Podcast or your favorite podcast. Your second favorite podcast. Here I am. We're talking about this. Trade feels good to be back. Get on this microphone and kind of wipe the dust off a little bit and get to it. So let's talk about it. Big Time Trade. That happened yesterday afternoon. Russ locum for trae. Turner the chargers make this trade with the panthers. They traded away their left tackle for the Panthers Right Guard. And let's go ahead and talk about it. Let's talk about what the chargers lost. So let's talk about Russell and I let's just off the top. Everybody everybody's obviously gross over statement but in an over generalization but a lot of people are a fan of this trade. I understand why you would chargers fan. But the thing that they keep attaching to Russell Kun that he's injury prone and yes. I mean he's had troubles with concussions and everything but in terms of last year. He had a pulmonary embolism. It was a life threatening situation for him. It made him missed a lot of last year and that was a severe circumstance so to say that he couldn't stay healthy last year is false and you're not taking into consideration the scary moment. He had on the field when he had chest pains. He battled through a groin injury olive last year though. It was his lowest input in terms of start in his career. He played fifteen games. The two years previous to that that whole injury prone narrative is totally misguided. That last year was an outlier. He had a serious thing happen to him so to say that. Oh well he couldn't stay on. The field is just false. I mean he had he anyway. I don't need to explain to you. The seriousness of that type of thing happening to a human being so take football out of it. The fact that he even came back was remarkable. So I'll just take all that out. The chargers are going to miss. Russ Loco I mean. He was the best left tackle. The chargers have had an ages so while Oku wasn't part of the future. I know why everyone is so quickly to write him off and glad that he's gone if you really sat down and thought about. The best left tackles in chargers history. How many are better than Rough Slocombe? Seriously how many are better than Russell? Oku in the history of the chargers left tackles. Maybe Marcus McNeill. If you're doing an all time chargers list I mean stack up. Those two thousand eighteen snaps left that Russell Kun had left tackle. I mean he was essential that the charge play on that year. He was amazing. So look yes. This is a complete win for the chargers. And I know I'm bearing the lead here but I also WANNA say that Russell. Kun was great for this offensive line for the chargers as soon as they got him. There's a lot of questions about how good he could be. He was good in Seattle. Had A good year in Denver but the chargers spent a pretty penny on him in the off season when they got him in free agency but he was worth every dollar. Everybody's talking about cutting him and everything. I was ready to roll with Russell. Kun this year. You only had one more year on his contract. We'll talk about contract details but look. The chargers got better in this deal and worthy obvious winners. But don't forget the charge don't have left tackle on the roster right now and if they were to go into the season right now before free agency before the draft which doesn't make any sense. But if you're looking at the roster right now trae. Pipkins your third round pick last year is. You're starting left. Tackle so left side gets a little weaker but overall the plan it works because Trade Turner. He made five straight pro bowls. That's what everybody's talking about but who cares pro bowl down. There voted on. That doesn't mean you're the best player pro bowls are fine but it's like oh the former five straight pro bowl. Making right guard traitor. Who Cares so? Stop talking about it. I will to trade. Turner Mystery Games in the last three years. I went back and wash a lot of him last night and I liked it. I said he was one of the best guards in the league. Maybe a little bit of an overstatement. Maybe I was too caught up in the moment. I might have to retract that a little bit but there is a lot of really good things about trade turner and when watching him. He was by far the best. Panther's offense of Lyman. He was also a team captain. So you know. There's a lot of talk about. How chargers will miss the Russell Kun Locker Room presence and while that holds water a little bit the charges get captive back which returner so that that argument becomes awash and with this whole trade? Remember a couple of weeks ago. It was reported that Okuno didn't like the direction of this team so even though he was a part of the future plans because of his age he also was down with a plan. Right now which you know when you lose a hall of Famer like Philip Rivers. It's hard to get on board everybody else's kind of stay in Pat. Nobody said anything. But Russell Kunsman very vocal about it and so it seemed like because he wasn't happy didn't like the direction and because he wasn't he was part of the immediate future but not further down the line immediate future meaning at least twenty twenty. It was time to let them go so after watching trae Turner The biggest takeaways for me or twofold one his strength at the point of attack. It is world's better than any charges on the roster. He is so strong to initiate contact and he doesn't give up much ground. Which is amazing. The thing that you want and I know it's kind of overblown on left. Tackle protecting the blind set of a quarterback that is very important in the NFL but what the chargers have been plagued with is bad interior. Play when a quarterback in these step throws like a guy like Philip rivers needs to do if you can get interior pressure. You can get to the quarterback without having to get a sack or pressure on you need to do is close in the walls a little bit and create that barrier right in his face and a guy like trade turner doesn't give up much ground again. We haven't seen any of this from charters lyman. Maybe pouncey excluded. Maybe an eighteen definitely not last year. But we've seen some of that from pouncey early on when he came with the chargers but We didn't see that last season at all. But he's so strong you initiate contact doesn't give much ground. The second for me is his on the field. I Q the chargers struggled with interior pressure. Most if not all of last year at a time that came in the A and Begat blitzes so the GATT being between the center and guards left and right guards that spot between them and the begat being between the guards tackle so i. I don't WanNa get too in the weeds with that. But just for those of you that don't know when a or B gap blitz is It's it's in those areas of the offensive line and what troubled them in particular. Where twist and stunts Dan? Feeney struggle to recognize find work when de Lima twists trae. Turner though very quick to recognize all that I was very impressed with his ability to see what was coming and get there in time. I mean there are definitely some lapses at times but was definitely there more times than not. Turner has that mean streak you liken linemen and is more athletic than you'd expect when asked to pull test very well as an athletic lineman but when you see this big man you don't expect him to get out in front like he does very good when asked to pull. A lot of people are quoting his grade and how bad it was. Last year I would say in terms of last year in two thousand. Nineteen Turner was Kinda. Put a rough spot. A lot of those young quarterbacks and Carolina were just standing in the pocket to long. I think that hurt his his quote unquote grades but we all know that the PF offensive line grade is definitely a work in progress. None of that makes any sense. Most of the time so I wouldn't look at those grades and while he was great early on in his career. He has starting to take a step back or two but guys. He is an immediate upgrade upgrade. Right Guard while he's played some tackle. I wouldn't overthinking them inside. I would move him outside. Keep them at right guard. Trae Turner is twenty six russell. Kun Thirty two so when this deal? You've got trade Turner who's going to be making eight point five million this year and eleven point five and twenty twenty one russell. Coons going to be making thirteen million this year so the reports early on included the bonuses but those got cleared once that trade goes into effect so the chargers will be saving more like four point five million which was more than originally reported so the chargers get younger they get better in the interior and then they also save some money in the process. The fact that they didn't to give up picks in his trade is beyond me. I think the panthers could obviously got a day three pick on top of Russell Kun because if they're in a quote unquote rebuild mode. You think that you want to collect some picks not take on more money for another year. That doesn't make any sense. And now they're I think first or second in the league and dead cap with this trade so they're taking on a lot of dead money just to kind of wash out this next season. That doesn't make a lot of sense. None of this does and what I think also isn't being talked about is for the chargers. If you're looking the obviously need to upgrade offensive line before this trade so regardless they're either going to have to draft an offensive lineman whether it's GonNa be tackler regard or get it in free agency and if you look in the free agency. The chargers would have to pay a guy like Jack. Conklin which is a guy that everybody's talking about or Brandon Scherf or something and if you look at Brandon Scherf in particular WHO's the REDSKINS GUARD. He's twenty eight older than trae. Turner and he's GonNa be somewhere. His his market value is twelve. Point four million dollars so that's four. Four million yeah for less than four. That's do math here. Where's my less than four million dollars to upgrade your offensive line in Trae Turner? Jack Conklin is going to ask for fifteen million. I'm he's only twenty five so you're almost doubling that if you're picking up Jack Conklin in free agency so what I'm saying is is. They're getting better in the offensive line. They get younger. They don't have to give picks and they're paying half four to eight million dollars less than you would on free agency so rather than having to work. Call that deal out and fight with other teams. They got it and they've got them for two years and I know a lot of people are looking at that eleven and a half million in two thousand twenty one but I mean if it works out maybe renegotiated deal and try to lock him down longer. Eleven point five million dollars is a lot for a guard in.
"russell oku" Discussed on Brock and Salk
"We're the locker room are only requirement is that you incorporate band workouts into your class and do them in a jockstrap and door naked in the preferably was Steve. You've spurrier watch it goes on to talk about puppets and some other things that a lot of things I cannot talk about. If you accept accept the endorsement deal we would offer you up to one million dollars and then they talk their other teammates today would reach out to I will not read you the rest they look forward to hearing from you Gardner sincerely Darren Parker's vice president of this company. Do you think do you think mark and the you think Tom Coughlin the. GM president of the Jaguars is going to go for his starting quarterback doing naked high impact in the sixth round rookie. He's not he's not making a ton. Oh all these endorsement that's right. Do you think there's any chance something like this. What if the owner gets involved and says you know we shoot it in in the locker room we get we get our share yeah? Maybe if we get to make something advisor center the Sucker Magin no it is the Jaguars they're willing to go to London. They're willing to kind of push the boundary of the NFL makes them do those things. I don't see Roger Goodell stepping in and making Gardner Minhsiu. Do you know exercises sizes in his Jock strap on a weird cam so legit question good for gardeners brand or bad for gardeners brands this with this ruling it or just being offered it only offered is great for the brand. No I'm saying doing it. No no I mean there's probably a line at which you just can't quite cross like I think inc the offer and getting that getting that out there. That's probably a good thing for the brand right. His brand is is off the charts. People are are loving this dude. Mike Leach was asked about some of Mike Leach when he was asked about him he made some comment about how mustaches are everywhere but gardeners like this. This is truly unique right and he's right about that. Have you heard this Mike Leach sound on the mascots ascot's this kind of everywhere and Kyle's right you can you can end up with some Mike Leach humor fatigue. Were it's like okay Michael each kind of went off on another thing I can get to be even see the tweets and sometimes I don't even play right. I've heard it before Mike Lee Weird okay fine but he was asked about sort of a battle royale of the of the mascots in the PAC twelve if they were all the ring at the same time and his his answer is is very intense full. What kind of mythical powers does the sun will? We gotTA consider that I'm going to say say the wildcats out the Trojan as the does he have a horse or on foot. Does he have a bow and Arrow were just too soared the Bruin definitely formidable aw another bear up there how the tree I mentioned that trees can chop down or unless we're going to go with the bird and somebody might get packed or something I don't know that might lose interest and just fly away and get out of there which may be good advice under the circumstances the Husky no chance the beaver ver- now we'll see a long that beaver can holdings breath. the best laws you again. We're back to is on horseback does does he have a bow and Arrow. Did you trade for a rifle. I mean you know 'cause if that you've got a rifle. There's some definite problems you know you'd have to get one of those Harry Potter daughter activists to read up on how you kill Sun Devil because there's a lot of outside stuff there as far as a beast alone Buffalo's GonNa be pretty hard to tangle with. I mean about Buffalo's utterly outstanding any amount the Koogle find a way clear minded and crafty combination of stay out of harms way and and an attack when you get your your chances are you're openings. The Mike Leach is very intense a lot of questions about ask great reverence for the Buffalo Buffalo last year we played at Colorado Brock did that game. We just talked all about the Buffalo. How do they control the Buffalo? He was almost like it was almost distracting to him trouble calling that game because he spent the whole time just watching new buffalo in a trailer is that right around the same time that what's the cow in in Texas the big bold and nothing get loose right Vo Oh isn't that right around doll member yeah it attack the bulldog and they're in the sugarbowl. Don't mess around with those horn that wasn't there. The mustache is everywhere but his one that counted you know when the counting what did you make of the BR. Do you think he has that right. I I don't know why he's got to dismiss the Husky the way quickly I mean it's had a bit of a beaver entertained the beaver Martha bid can hold Husky no chance and then he was like well favor lever. I'M GONNA hold his it was definitely a shot at the he definitely slept on the two bears. I mean you've got both Bruin and there's he said they were formidable notable but yeah he did. It didn't seem like they were in the final. Three of the battle Royale at the end he was coming down to what kind of the Cougar Ruger yeah the buffalo unless unless you've got some of those Harry Potter activists. I don't know there's a lot of outside stuff. There would be considered a Harry Potter active supporter and promoter of Harry Potter. I think being a Harry Potter activist probably suggests more than just viewing and supporting. I mean you've got to be really. Let's start required requires reading. You have to read those books right. Don't they come and like hit sprint with like what's the broomstick play with under sports sports play quidditch. There's like four words per page right when you read it. It's like this is dog. Dogs like spot spot had like isn't it like that was kind of books. Harry Potter sure I've always just one of those hundred pages of the book nine hundred page. She chose all over her her parents right so nine hundred pages but not very many a lot of them are pictures because picture book right. That's at least that's for sure. Is that not the case Harry Potter right now. I'm just not a Harry Potter activate activate activist just not a Harry Potter activist. I'm like the T for Harry Potter or whatever you need to do all right you want buzzing around the NFL correct Harry Potter activists on the show she can put on a resume. What's up? What are you into Harry Potter activism you could socially involved always looks good? It's an extracurricular to help you get into college. Literary involvement and engagement allows a Harry Potter activists for quite some put a few years so you don't like the NBA for many reasons that that's one thing that hasn't changed one of the reasons of getting out of the daily radio business. It's pretty soon they're gonNa make me talk about the NBA in one of the troubles challenges you've had with the NBA's amount of control that the players do have they get to play on the teams. They WANNA play on. They get it to form the clubs. They want it for them. They have the the bonds and brotherhood that really runs show in many ways this what's about to happen in the NFL. So are we watching player control roll ramp up I think we are I think we're watching player. Control ramp up to levels. We've never seen in what it feels like to me is that the NFL was as controlling as has any league out there right it had the weakest union and so the ownership exerted the most control all the wild bringing in the most money and so I think you're seeing players and agents agents who have been desperately searching for loopholes for leverage finally discovering a few of those possibilities we saw what she cloudy was able to do playing it the way he did not mm-hmm at leveraging a trade to the to his desired destination couple of weeks later even close even more than that Mika Fitzpatrick Says No. I want out now. It's Jalen Ramsey. Maybe it's Jamal Adam. We're watching brock a for the first time I think some. NFL players having some level of control in their own careers. I'm GonNa they give you a few different names here that I think cut some pretty large slices in that control by a number one was Dervis. I think he was one of the first to just say no. I'm going to go about it doing it this way. I'm going to sign a one year deal and I'm going to be a mercenary to the bottom line. I'm going to get what's best for me. I think Larry Fitzgerald it's Gerald's another one that from a pure business perspective now he's held in St with the same organization so I think he's like level of classes held in a different place than rebus but Larry Fitzgerald would be up there I would put the players that have represented themselves on that list Russell Oku Richard Sherman in Oh by the way I would also rewind the the clock back to two thousand fourteen and this may be a Seattle bias on it but I think when you start to look at this and who's a player that leveraged a powerful Tiv leave that leveraged a pretty significant contract at a position that was very difficult to do so did things on his terms within a culture that was the most protect attacked the team of any marshawn Lynch and and I I really I put him is one of those guys that many many of his peers looked around the league and said Oh come on man. You're not going to be able to do that to pete. You're not GonNa do that to the seahawks leverage leverage and you play a position that has no leverage coverage and Marsha was pretty crafty did a pretty darn good job of putting the control a whole lot more into his front work than his opponent ponant so yeah I think we're seeing players have as much control is they've ever had any clue Connie and we'll see what small atoms and you know we saw certainly with some of the Miami Dolphins players and Jalen Ramsey and others. It's going to be fascinating to watch and by the way I don't think all bad johnny go get all that. If John Snyder's driving around in his car right now he should go get in listening. He should go get Jalen Ramsey right. I know I didn't say for two I I. He's is John Schneider. He can figure out a way to get him for. He just got you avion Clowney for for a song now I know cloudy wasn't under contract. Is this little bit of a different situation. Cloudy had sold deal ended up with more leverage in that spot but don't you have to find a way your super bowl team. Let's go right values first round picks salk values and that's true a lot. I mean he just doesn't find value with. I'm right to come on. WHOA allow us? I mean just they just miss with it. You Know Earl. Thomas was one of them okay when they had the top. Hold hold on. Let me understand this. You're already out on L. J. Collier because he didn't have a great first game in the NFL. He didn't even get a preseason. We'll see they're all of a sudden. I saw them in in the huddle. I was like that guy. SORTA GOT MR invisible. He didn't even get a preseason. Hold that against them to the band. Let's see buildings availability about recep pennies running like that okay. Are we going to do this real yeah we are if you're going to start being mouthy healthier version of J. Collier before we Crown Rashad Penny. Let's let them have one good game literally right now. He's at one good run and every people are on twitter. ooh Gessler shot penny disappear now just record twenty seven yard about the penny activists well. There's a lot of stuff..
"russell oku" Discussed on Around the NFL
"That is equal to Russell Oku period. And that is the secret that they've been able to they've been able to bury put all this money. Elsewhere on this team and still have a top-flight. Oftentimes, people don't realize this game is won in the trenches. You guys don't know that I do. But now teaching that you people don't have our research, James Devlin's and extension of that. No. That was great. You guys have been dancing all around this. Yeah. But what Colleen especially doesn't and what the rest of unite eve little Jacquin don't understand calling doesn't know anything. Why all of a sudden attack on me, you people I'm done with you people. Welcome back. What you eve little wraps? Realize is the patriots have tell if this was poker they have a dead giveaway every time Sony Michelle's on the field. They run the ball. He played thirty four snaps in the last game. In ran the ball twenty nine times, this is a giveaway and just because the last two defenses weren't good enough to take advantage of it way. Phillips, one of the best defensive coordinators at all the time. This team is going to be prepared. They already know they're gearing up for the run. The Rams are going to stuff this running love what's coming up. I mean, I had no idea I didn't realize that. But I feel enriched having known that now the patriots will be one dimensional and easily combusted on. There's no there's no other group like Michael Brocker Dominic ensue in Aaron Donald those that that is the best beefy group in the league. And what you people don't realize they're playing a little differently in the in the playoffs because dominant sue and Donald aren't trying to make as many big plays. They're staying in their lane and stop in the run. Did you realize that? Yeah. I didn't realize that. That's new to me Mark you little nerds five deep on a football opinion show. I'm not gonna even go there because all these topics are so whether worn at this point so much Rozhin around this Little Rock formation of your little football. Opinions. You highfaluting nerds? I wanna talk about the city that we're in Atlanta that we've only been here for a couple of where am I going to eat dinner where am I going to drink beers? Whereas my materialism gonna be shown high ribbons all over the sky as I spend the company's money left and right marks. No. That just miles from here in nineteen sixty nine Samuel Jackson, the renowned actor held the father of Martin Luther King Samuel L Jackson Samuel L Jackson. The first person not to use the initial ever Samuel. L? Jackson held the father of Martin Luther King hostage at Morehouse college as a student because he wanted a better curriculum. And then he was kicked out of the school for two years because they held a bunch of people hostage in this building for hours on end. And then two years later, they let them come back and finish his college education all's faire there, but then also just a couple more miles from here way. Back in the day. Sports nugget, Babe Ruth, hit a home run in a place called constantly on park old Ponzi, which now is inhabited by a whole foods where there is now a whole foods you can go buy your expensive dishes, Babe Ruth once at home run the ban. I knew that none of you were going to come up with that. Because I was going go offense of line two. And I was not nothing left offensive. Well, why had no idea what you don't realize is a baseball naive. Hey, I who works at baseball weekly. It wasn't US finished his career with the Braves the Boston Braves..
"russell oku" Discussed on Newsradio 830 WCCO
"Someone swept around the left end and got six yards necessary for the first down. But it's coming back holding on the ravens Russell Oku on the call. He's beside himself. He can't believe that they call on them. We'll give you a quickie replay of the play here. He gets out lead blocks are not all the raven guide just fell to the ground. I'll cook didn't even come close to holding on to play. The chargers have a legitimate beef here. That's a terrible terrible. Terrible. Call. So the ravens are still in it. It is now third and fifteen because they Mark off the ten yards. Ed now, do you attempt to throw the ball? Fall risk reward here. I think you got to run the football. No matter what I think you just have to try and take the forty plus seconds off the clock. And then turned over to your defense and say you can't let the ravens into the end zone here. The charges have a timeout to laugh, so they can certainly. Well, he got his hand up by I changed. Oh, man. Different angles. It looked to me like the raven player took a dive. Uh-huh. Coon got his hand up underneath the guy's face mask almost like a clothesline. There wasn't a ton of contact there. But there was enough that when the raven player went down defensive player went down the referee reacted and called it a holding. So the charges now have a third and fifteen rivers goes back to pass completes the pass short of a first down. So they did pick up some yards to help their punter rallied and just run the ball against a prevent running defense. They decided to go pass over the middle. He threw it. And traffic is a matter of fact was opened delivered the ball nicely. Picked up about eleven or twelve yards on a play solid three yards. Short of the line of scrimmage. The clock will run down. Onto under a minute to play about fifty five seconds left. When the shock when the play clock ghost zero Jones. The San Diego punter is in will the charges us one of their two timeout here to keep from getting a five yard penalty, my guests. That's what they do fifty four seconds to go. So San Diego is punting from its own thirty some odd yard line. Thirty one yard line Jones going to have to get a good pun tear. Baltimore is going to get the ball back with under a minute to play fifty four seconds to play. And we'll see how this shakes out. I gotta get a quick time out. We'll come back. I'll tell you how this game and get back on. My phone's eight five five two one two four two two seven f they took kicking out of what we know as football. What would you rename the game pretty weak to call it football? If you're not gonna have place kickers and partners. Nobody's going to be allowed to kick. It would be. The world fake the ball in football, unless you're a bigger they're going to do away with kick. What are you going to call it? I need a new name for the sport. Hit me up at eight five five two one two four two two seven the satellite lounge.
"russell oku" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Catch the NFL pod. CBS three nothing. Second quarter. Three nothing raven said now the chargers taking over thrilled three yard line. And Philip rivers. Turns hands it off the Gort. Melvin Gordon will get to the five for a gain of two. So Baltimore with seventy nine yards on twelve plays. Got nothing out of that last drawn believable. And one of the reasons why the analytics folks will tell you to go for in that situation. Brandon is because there's a high likelihood that if you gotta stop here you get the ball back with fantastic fuel position and have a great chance score on the next possession. But that only works if you hold them here and get a three and our for now it's second day river standing on the goal night of the shotgun comes up with the offense of barks out supporters. He's got Gordon dot his left hip. Takes a snap drops into the adult throws over the middle. It's. Across the ten and a first down. Catch is going to be made that time Virgil green with a reception. He'll be brought down at the fourteen yard line. First and ten and that's the first time that LA has had a first down in this game. The leban- minutes left in the second quarter. Big playoff implications for both teams chargers. Eleven to three. They're they're going for seating Baltimore eight and six fighting for their playoff live river swingset out into the flat. It's part running down the sideline was Travis Benjamin. Benjamin is going to be shoved down right around the twenty five yard line. Another first down. Let's go down to Olympia decker. Philip rivers was so eager to get back on the field when he left last drive. He was just irate. His face was red his hands were in fact, he was yelling at any official nearby. You can see how much he cares and how much this matters to him. In fact, he was telling younger players all week. It's so hard to get here. He hasn't been to the playoffs in five years. He's stressing them everything matters here. He's taken the snap at hand off the court Gord around a left side. He'll get three now to around the twenty eight that time second seven, I think he realizes that. This is a unique opportunity. They have here for his legacy. And for this team. I think back when they had ladainian Tomlinson, and they were among the best teams in the NFL. They were fourteen in to that one year. I think he probably just thought that's what the NFL is like and we'll be in the playoffs every year. He has learned over the years how difficult it is to be on a team. That's this good. That actually has a chance to go to the Super Bowl, and maybe even winning third straight Pro Bowl for him. He takes a snap butter center. Toss it out to the right side of elven gorgeous, gorgeous shy of the thirty yard line. That's gonna bring up third down very little gain that time for Gordon. They'll give him one and a half. Maybe two yard before. He's hit by CJ Moseley. The linebacker nice base up tackle there by Moseley who's going to the Pro Bowl. Personally. I think Darius Leonard the rookie from the colts was more deserving than CJ Moseley this year or McKinney for that matter, but some a little wacky time. Especially for rookies to go to the Pro Bowl closely four Pro Bowl and fifth his fifth season here the NFL so now third down at five thirty rivers needs to get to the thirty five empty sack sets up. The pocket pressure comes flag down rivers is able to complete it underneath on the quasi rock heated. Allen got it. And he's tackled. After a first down pick up at the laundry is back at the line descript. Here's the announcement holding offense. Replay third down. So that's on the left tackle Russell Oku. And it's a big one. The officiating has not gone the chargers way so far. Some of them obviously have been warranted. Oh Coon was working against Judah on. And it was absolutely hold. I mean, he had his hand up around his neck almost close line. You have to call that. I almost always give my buddies on the old line the benefit of the doubt. But that one they're going to call every time. No Kun big-time veteran ninth year league. He's the number six pick way back in twenty ten but that makes it thirty fifteen the ball at the twenty eight and a half minutes left. Second. Colder ravens up three nothing chargers. Football rivers drafts. Here comes applets. He throws it into the flat. It's incomplete. Trying to get it to Justin Jackson out of the backfield. And now the putting unit comes on for the chargers, even at Jackson catches, Terrell. Suggs was right there. Now, maybe Jackson makes a mess, but so's would at least gotten some of them there. And I don't know that he would have gone anywhere close to the I doubt Donnie Jones has been a busy man tonight. He's back at the five yard line ready to receive the snap at punted away to Cyrus Jones who's. Inside his own thirty five. Snap comes back clean and upon his away from the left-footer. Cyrus Jones takes it for thirty three. Abates one gets across the forty forty five transit outside. He's gonna get in plus territory before he's dropped at the forty eight yard line by Jeremy Davidson ice return by Cyrus Jones..
"russell oku" Discussed on The Bone 102.5
"Calhoun jumping off sides. You know, as I said in the broadcast partner. You can't have those instances when you're a team that's struggling you really have to play near perfect football. And we saw a lot of good things out of the raiders in the first half, especially the first quarter. What they're able to do on both offense and defense, but it's really hard to keep a good team. Like the chargers contain for too long that touchdown. Not only does it work against the raiders on the scoreboard. But the fact is the chargers come out in the second half and get the ball again. So I'm hoping for the raiders sake. The St. PAT's comes out and plays inspired again like they did at times in the first half. And that's a very good point the last touchdown. Remember, the forty Niners did not give up a touchdown, right? When they defeated the raiders on that Thursday night game. The last raider touchdown came in the third quarter. When Derek Carr found Brandon LA fille for a six yard touchdown. You might recall a little bit earlier in that game. And surprising us car scored his first rushing when he reached over the goal line. So it has been now seven three quarters without a touchdown. Big time scoring drought office has got to find a way to get things. Going more importantly, the offense a line in the first half. Brent didn't okay at times opened up some good holes kinda got the running game going, but they gotta do a much better job in protecting number four. I mean, you cannot have success in this league. If your quarterback is under constant arrests. And and unfortunately for Derek Carr in this offense at the reason one reason why they struggled as mightily as a head is because they can't Sherifi the protection. Desmond king goes into the end zone. He'll return this kickoff for the chargers as we get ready to get underway. The ball is on the TV for Daniel Carlson. The fourth kicker. Leaders have had and one heads for the end zone. It's returnable comes came light side cuts back toward the middle at the numbers process. The twenty two twenty three yard line. And that's where Philip rivers and the charger offense. We'll go back to work. So Russell Oku is a left tackle, Dan Feeney left guard, Mike pouncey center Scofield right guard. Joe Barksdale over there tackle, this is the second game that we've seen this officer unit and Lincoln this offensive line. Does an underrated jobs for the chargers. The green, and.
"russell oku" Discussed on Ross Tucker Football Podcast
"But ultimately it wasn't good enough because Big Ben did what Big Ben does marching down the field on the last drive, and I wanna get more clarity on that last throat, Antonio Brown. You're allowed to block within a yard line of scrimmage. And so I guess that's what happened there. Stakes chargers. Thirty eight, Cleveland Browns fourteen Philip rivers to touchdown, passes to tyrel Williams. Melvin Gordon three touchdown runs as well. Tyrone Williams was amazing in this game. He had backed back. Awesome. Catches the second one. Like in triple coverage for touchdown. The other touchdown was awesome. Even though it looked like Russell Oku guy load of false start their miles scares gotta keep playing. And to me, that's on Myles Garrett and it's on the reps, but Myles Garrett gotta keep playing. Melvin Gordon had a huge game. This is a surprising and disappointing game for the Browns. I mean, they just got torched all the way around. Baker Mayfield appeared to hurt his ankle, and I think that really affected his play, but they got, they got worked. Stays Jonathan. Joseph twenty eight yard interception return for a touchdown, help the Houston Texans to a twenty two thirteen win over the bills. Your first place, Houston Texans, which is pure insanity because they are not good. I've watched them enough now to know that they are not good, but there three and three just like the titans just like the Jags. We'll get to that in a little bit me. De'andre Hopkins is ridiculous. I tweeted, I literally tweeted at Ross Tucker NFL during the game Bri that Josh Allens not gonna make it to the whole season playing like this and like five plays later. He got hurt. He just I mean, he's trying to run guys over. He's getting. He's taken vicious shots. He's young. Well, there's another expression we used to say, but I won't say, but he's young bleep and full of. Sleep and he plays like it. Both offense of lines were bad. Both quarterbacks had awful pocket presence. I'm still worried about to Sean washing disown Watson. I just so many, I, I just, you know, he makes up for it where some of his athletic plays at times. But man, there are times it's like, throw the ball. How do you not know that guy is about to hit you weird. It's good thing. He has de'andre abkin ridiculous. So Peterman comes in for Josh Allen has a nice touchdown throw. Then he throws a pick six to end the game and lose the game. By the way, though he didn't just lose the game, the bills, special teams muffed a punt and got one blocked. So for the bills to win as you know how their current construction the roster is. They just can't have that. They just they have to win the special teams battle and not lose it by a lot. Stays. Ishikagi bear is blue and eleven point lead going into the fourth quarter. Actually within the last sixteen minutes of regulation game goes to overtime and Jason Sanders kicks a forty seven yard field goal on the final play of overtime. So the dolphins win thirty one twenty eight and at least we didn't have a tie. I mean, a tie a kick is better than a tie. By the way I was happy. That the dolphins kicker made it because Kenyan Drake fumbled on the half yard line and overtime. The running back for the dolphins that would have been brutal man. I mean, that would have been really, really tough for him to come back from this week because he was in. He was about to score by the way speaking of dolphins running back Frank gore is remarkable. The dude is ageless absolutely ageless. I love him us while it was good early for the dolphins, then he had some issues. A couple of picks. One of them should have been a pick six, probably and then late. He threw a couple short passes to Albert Wilson. I mean, these dudes for the dolphins can fly can fly and for the bears, they had their own Jordan. Howard goal line fumble early in the game and Mitchell Trubisky. I'm just telling you, I'm out on him. I'm out on him. He had some really poor throws. It's a nice. Rose to, but his decision making hit a pick in the end zone where he needs to know they get a field goal. There. They go up by two scores, they're going to win the game. He had another throw that should have been picked..
"russell oku" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"He's asking for a trade and we'll have more of that coming up by the way I want to throw this out. I just I got a text by a. NFL guy regarding Pete Carroll Pete Carroll kinda through Russell Wilson under the boss after the loss on Monday night football. He said Russell Wilson is quote over trying a little bit will, yeah. When you're running for your life, if that's over trying, I'm going to defend Russell Wilson an NFL source texted me today. And he said, listen, when you get to be sixty five years old as a head coach, Pete Carroll's like sixty six sixty seven, you can. You can hear the footsteps that the owners are looking for the next young guy. The next young guy, Tom Coughlin heard this Pete Carroll. Here's that Pete's trying got a year and a half left on his contract. His last four or five drafts have not been very good. Pete feels the footsteps little bit and he's going to protect his offense of line because he drafted those guys. Those guys are part of his last four or five classes. The defense isn't a spectacular PT or in the footsteps Pete's I three drafts with the hawks. Remember he was right out of college. He had a competitive advantage over the league. His first reca- classes Cam chancer Sherman Malcolm Smith, the golden. Eight Earl, Thomas Bobby Wagner. Russell Wilson k. j. right since then nothing, four draft, four or five draft classes. He and John's Neider have no stars. And so the competitive advantage he had coming out of college knowing guys because he recruited them out a high school knowing k. j. right knowing Bobby Wagner, knowing golden Tate, knowing Russell Oku knowing Bruce Irvin knowing Kam chancellor doesn't have an advantage. They're not winning as many games. He, I don't remember the last time, a coach through a hall of fame quarterback publicly under a bus to second week in a row. He's criticized Russell Wilson, Russell Wilson's not the issue the awesome, not their problem. Offensive line is ranked on pro football focus. Thirtieth receivers eighteenth running backs, nineteenth Russell Wilson rated fifth Russell's not the issue, and I think peak can kind of hear it feels the heat year and a half left on his contract feeling the pressure. But when coaches get older, they feel it. I think Pete feels it. Let me go now live. To a guy I've talked to over a decade who he'll really give them insight on the situation with Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers the former Steeler in New York giant via the coward global satellite network in New York Plaxico Burress. So you played several seasons under Bill cower in a couple years under Mike Tomlin was Mike Tomlin plaques a little looser. A little louder was the locker room different between the two. I don't think he was a little looser. I think my might Tom is is dealing with a different, you know, generation athlete, obviously, coast Calloway drafted me back in two thousand pave him for five seasons in Pittsburg Pittsburg is going to remain to to a self, the organization to the city and things like that. Pittsburgh Steelers have had what four code is in a laugh, seventy five years. So they're not going to change overnight. And I just think that you know Pittsburgh right now they're in disarray right now. Everything going to leave you on Bill. They had to walk into the office every day and answer those questions. And then Antonio puts the tweet up trae me and we'll see what happens. And Kansas City goes into Pittsburgh hangs forty two points in Pittsburgh on opening day. So. When you're not winning everybody's upset, You you know, know. lady and bills. Interesting..
"russell oku" Discussed on Chicago's Business Authority
"Start with Lowes. Joy Taylor is gonna have more on Jimmy Butler. He's asking for a trade, and we'll have more of that coming up, by the way, I want to throw this out. I just I got a text by a. NFL guy regarding Pete Carroll p Carol through Russell Wilson under the boss after loss on Monday night football. He said Russell Wilson is quote over trying a little bit. Well, yeah. When you're running for your life. If that's over trying I'm going to defend Russell Wilson. NFL source texted me today. And he said, listen when you get to be sixty five years old is a head coach Pete Carroll's at sixty six sixty seven you can you can hear the footsteps that. The owners are looking for the next young guy the next young guy. Tom Coughlin heard this p Carol here's that Pete's trying got a year and a half left on his contract. His last four or five drafts have not been very good Pete feels the footsteps a little bit and he's going to protect his offensive line. Because he drafted those guys. Those guys are part of his last four or five classes the defense. Business spectacular Pete's here in the footsteps, peach. I three drafts with the Seahawks. Remember, he was right out of college. He had a competitive advantage over the league. His first recap classes Kam chancellor, Sherman, Malcolm Smith, golden Tate, Earl Thomas, Bobby Wagner. Russell wilson. K Jay right since then. Nothing four draught four or five draft classes. He and John Snyder have there's no stars. And so the competitive advantage. He had coming out of college knowing guys because he recruited them out of high school knowing K J, right? Knowing Bobby Wagner, knowing golden Tate. Knowing Russell Oku knowing Bruce Irvin. Knowing Kam chancellor doesn't have an advantage. They're not winning as many games. He I don't remember the last time a coach through a hall of fame quarterback publicly under a bus to the second week in a row. He's criticized Russell Wilson. Russell Wilson is not the issue not their problem. The offensive line is ranked on pro football focus, thirty f- receivers. Eighteenth running backs nineteenth. Also Wilson rated fifth Russell's not the issue. And I think peak can kind of hear it. He feels the heat year and a half left on his contract feeling the pressure. But when coaches get older, they feel it. I think Pete feels it. Let me go. Now live to a guy I've talked to over a decade who he'll really give them in. Site on the situation with Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The former Steeler in New York giant via the coward global satellite network. In.
"russell oku" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"Do you know where y'all we know it's right here and we kind of started off the weekend really tickle tickling note for me yesterday collective bargaining season we are knee deep in the summer we're about three weeks of training camp and so that means it's time to focus on a cbs that's going to expire in three years but it's what happens every offseason because we watch these nba players lap up all these guaranteed contracts there is that got to get to deep into the weeds but that whole thing with caps moving smoothing or not smoothing a couple summers ago that netted a bunch of middle of the pack free agents these monster contracts but even other mba guys right now we're looking at pretty sideways but the nfl guys always look at these full guarantees for players who most of us have never heard of and they sort of scoff at him and they say well we're putting our bodies on the line why aren't we the ones reaping the benefit of this and one of those players this time around was russell kun executive committee member for the nfl players association offensive tackle for the excuse me that's fine the la chargers and a guy who took to twitter in the midst of all this tabah conversation about guaranteed contracts in the nfl he joined golick and wingo yesterday have that contract on air and said that if we want to see change at the nfl players want to see changes they have the opportunity to do that more importantly nowadays this generation of nfl players is very capable of doing the power to collectively disrupt the bottom line question is can we will that power and can we understand that we're experiencing a moment in history and when you're in it but i think just to players guys now can you do it and i think oftentimes you've always saying well how you you get eighteen hundred player two thousand players all of them saying paging weakness but it is a strength in you have that many voices but in talking to so many guys that have been current or former players association wraps guys who have been a part of it it is difficult to maintain and hold the attention of this group of people even the leaders it is difficult to always get them on the same page there is so much you're fighting against because the goals are so varied and so i really hope that russell oklahoma's right in this and i hope that they could direct this in the right place because while this sounds like the same tough talk we've heard before you go into his twitter account at russell oku there are some interesting points about how the nfl's ownership has manipulated a lot of accounting measures that really affect guys when it comes to the way guaranteed money is worked in your team's cap you hear that term dead money thrown around all the time all these things that are done to the disadvantage of the player that he says real places where they can gain ground if they're willing to if they've got the ability to actually focus in on this as a goal is a place where they can make up ground because at that fine line between asking for what's realistic and also understanding what the owners aren't going to give up they're not going to get rid of the salary cap in the nfl they're not going to actively wound themselves in places that they've already gotten because they're still that leverage factor that's always gonna work against a group of guys that are turned over faster than anyone else because how violent sport is espn radio is presented by progressive insurance commercial insurance through progressive protects your business in your dream true some over thirty coverage options at progressivecommercial dot com we've also got our poll at golic.
"russell oku" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Do you we know it's right here and we kind of started off the weekend a really tickle tickling note for me yesterday collective bargaining season we are kneedeep in the summer we're about three weeks from nfl training camp and so that means it's time to focus on a cbs that's going to expire in three years but it's what happens every offseason because we watch these nba players lap up all these guaranteed contracts there was that not to get too deep into the weeds but that whole thing with caps moving smoothing or not smoothing a couple of summers ago that netted a bunch of middle of the pack free agents these monster contracts but even other mba guys right now we're looking at pretty sideways but the nfl guys always look at these full guarantees for players who most of us have never heard of and they sorta scoff at him and they say well we're putting our bodies online why aren't we the ones reaping the benefit of this and one of those players this time around was russell oku executive committee member for the nfl players association offensive tackle for the san excuse me that's fine the chargers and a guy who took to twitter in the midst of all this tabah conversation about guaranteed contracts in the nfl he joined golic and wingo yesterday to have that contract on air and said that if we want to see changes in the nfl players want to see changes they have the opportunity to do that more importantly nowadays this generation of nfl players is very capable of doing the power to collectively disrupt the bottom line seeing that this year but the question is can we will that power and can we understand we're experiencing a moment in history and it's hard when you're in it but i think this group of players guys now can you do it and i think oftentimes you've always saying well how you eight hundred two thousand players all on the same page in a weakness but it is a strength in you have that many voices but in talking to so many guys that have been current or former players association wraps guys who have been a part of it it is difficult to maintain and hold the attention of this group of people even the leaders it is difficult to always get them on the same page there is so much you're fighting against because the goals are so varied and so i i really hope that russell o'connor's right in this and i hope that they can direct us in the right place because while this sounds like the same tough talk we've heard before if you go into his twitter account at russell oku there are some interesting points about how the nfl's ownership has manipulated a lot of accounting measures that really affect guys when it comes to the way guaranteed money is worked in your team's cap you hear that term dead money thrown around all the time all these things that are done to the disadvantage of the player that he points as real places where they can gain ground if they're willing to if they've got a ability to actually focus in on this as a goal is a place where they can make up ground because that fine line between asking for what's realistic and also understanding what the owners are going to give up they're not going to get rid of the salary cap in the nfl they're not going to actively wound themselves in places that they've already gotten because they're still that leverage factor it's always gonna work against a group of guys that are turned over faster than anyone else because how violent their sport is espn radio's presented by progressive insurance commercial insurance through progressive protects your business in your dream true some over thirty coverage options at progressivecommercial dot com we've also got our poll at golic.
"russell oku" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"The shell pennzoil performance line and mike we're really looking forward we are because as you heard there when we talked about as i said and we went to different people i said russell isn't isn't just complaining there are those that just complain and then guys like russell a are very smart person really try lays it out there for you the and what we're going to get into is okay he he does lay it out there very well but then now we have to talk about the next step as someone who has been involved in the strike in the nineteen eightyseven strike and got nothing out of it at all you know that's the process players are looking for of how do you create change in today's system correct and for that we're delighted to be joined on the shell pennzoil performance line by charges offensive lineman russell oku russell good morning thanks for being with us you know we always we sort of said tongue in cheek nfl players should not watch free agency because of the dollar's being put out there and that's when your your your twitter stream came out there what was the inspiration for you to put that out there and lay out the argument as to why and how nfl players should get contracts guaranteed that's a really good question and guys thanks for having me on but you know i think i'm just like every other football season's over you looking at mba sports you kind of go to the finals that's all then all of a sudden you find yourself watching nba free agency and the same complaints your saint problems all over again and i'm just like okay this is absolutely insane and look guys like i get it i'm making millions of dollars to play a game that i love but lately i've been wrestling with how much that means humanity or even my person everyone has a quote unquote price right right and i suppose we all have our own limits as to what we can handle two for me it's just becoming aware and thankful for what i have while also being the person that i am also looking to my peers in that we are the players don't get taken advantage of or mistreated it's simple really right we understand we understand our value and we also say really physically demanding game that unfortunately mike you know this demanding game unfortunately closest at bodily and and mentally harm and and that's the reason i think we should all jhansi contracts and i'm just really happy that the public is taking this because i mean almost every other league has gandhi contracts when it's much with much less risk and i don't see why shouldn't be choosing that we go after and why are we protecting up the same way or the league again russell kun joining us charges offense alignment and again for those that may not know there is nothing in the the cba in the nfl that that prohibits players from getting guaranteed contracts either getting them or not getting them they just haven't been negotiated safe for the kirk cousins is at first deal three years at eighty four million dollars all guaranteed so there is a thought that the top echelon players could do short a contracts for guaranteed money but russell for everybody you know when you start talking about a union you're talking about representing eighteen hundred to two thousand players so in your mind for something like this to be negotiated what will the players have to do yes everything comes out to union solidarity right like union solidarity is the fundamental attribute of organized labor right in any injury gregan's or any suit that comes up all right and as a cpa is looming like we need to have togetherness was only comes from strength inspected so he's speaking otherwise unity and whenever people act in unison with one another i there's a steph increases right and the portland of unity unity unity can't be overstated really we we can't say it enough right and i think with this past year we there's a lot of players are finally understanding right this ship and dynamic that they know that the nfl itself uniform uniformity to force business to exist and to run their business and to subsequently be able to of these other companies and when it comes to this meteorites and honestly players have the power to collectively disrupt the bottom line gaza seen that this year but the question is can we will that power and can we.
"russell oku" Discussed on First Take
"You can go get paid every three years for as long as you're still playing at a high level we're taking the fluff off the back end of the contract we're forcing teams to commit to the actual money they're going to spend and we're allowing the player to get into a position where they can get a better deal quicker this is a win forever for the players in every possible way but it takes them having the courage to stand up and say hey i want this it's what's best for me it's what's best for the future of the league it's what's best for the future for the players it just takes one or two of these guys that are not a quarterback to make every suddenly your garden you're saying you know what i got hope i got hope your linebacker and you're saying why not me none of that comes at barron donald takes rogers takes fully guaranteed contract that's just the quarterback going out and doing what a quarterback does it takes more positions being active and proactive and i'm tired of the nfl culture waiting for quarterbacks to change everything when in fact they have to accept it as a whole in make changes well you got to know your opposition and other we we're gonna get into that you gotta know your position with the nfl these billionaire owners because listen they're not they're not gonna go go down without a fight you know for guaranteed contracts because the reason that the way it's structured right now is to be able to spread this whole thing out whereas less of a cap charge so this is going to be this going to be a prolonged battle when next cva comes up yeah let's keep going with that because this is a really hot topic we've heard from russell oku on this the other day and now more nfl players are speaking out rams running back todd gurley toll teams that all nfl players should have guaranteed contracts and they should strike in twenty twenty when the current cpa spires in order to get them damian do you agree with that do you think that the players should strike listen all i've always say if this if it's something you feel like you should fight for then go but here's the here's the issue is a numbers game just like you know yesterday when all of them i take kind of got into it where the nba four four hundred fifty players as opposed to the nfl is seventeen hundred hundred seventeen hundred players and when you get into a battle with billionaire own these guys in become billionaires for no reason they are smart businessman okay when you get into battle will owners here's the thing you gotta understand from the tv deal that the owners negotiating okay they already have a built in where they're getting paid if they go through a lockout they lock enough they're getting paid okay they're getting checks if these guys go through a lockout guess what you get no check you get no checks none so you don't want them listen if you're going to strike you gotta be willing i mean you have to be willing to knowledge miss game but mrs season man because that's the resolve that you're going to have to take as a as a collective union that's the resolve that you're going to have to take going up against nfl owners because trust me they're their own play the long game all they do is his wait players out that's all they do.
"russell oku" Discussed on Get Up!
"The nfl's salary structure in a lengthy thread on twitter in the thread coon brought up the issue of non guaranteed contracts in the nfl and challenge players to quote rewrite the cva the current nfl collective bargaining agreement expires in twenty twenty for more on this let's bring in our nfl insider dan grazziano so dan we saw kirk cousins during this off season get a fully guaranteed deal from the vikings could that or could that not turn into precedent for some sort of significant change in the structure of all this in the nfl well it could there's no doubt about it but you have to remember that cousins had some unique circumstances going on number one he hit the open market as a free agent quarterback after two straight franchise tags very rare that a player will wait out to straight franchise tags and take the risk of hitting the open market like kirk cousins did number two he's a quarterback in teams make exceptions for quarterbacks so we'll see what happens here in the coming years maybe even weeks or months if somebody wants to dig in their heels and say i need a guaranteed contract or i'm not signing if you're aaron donald right and you want to tell the rams hey you really want to open the season without me again or do you want to give me a guaranteed contract there are a lot of mechanisms in place in russell oku referred to a few of these in his social media posts that sort of favor the owners and make them reluctant or unwilling to fully guaranteed contracts but there are ways around that and if individual players agents can start pushing for them if they wanna start pushing for them then you could start to see more of these shorter term but fully guaranteed contracts like cousins did this sort of thing always comes up around the time that nba free agency kicks into full gear right and we see how much more money and be a players wound up making the nfl players kunas talking about and he's heavily connected to the players association he's talking about the possibility of the players need to be ready to a fight for this when it comes to a new cba circumstance it has been my experience of the players as a general rule just don't have the stomach for what it would take to go all the way down the line with that dan do you feel like that has changed well no i mean until we see evidence that it's changed i don't think we can assume that you're right that history indicates otherwise with regard to the nfl's players i mean you go back the reason there's no salary cap in baseball is because the players walked out in august of nineteen ninety four and cancelled the world series when the owners were trying to put a salary cap in baseball the nfl players have never done that so so no i would not expect that but that is the answer if you wanna get if you wanna get mechanisms in the that white against rage wage restrictions excuse me it's important for people who are watching to know that the nba cba and the major league baseball do not have provisions that require their contracts guarantee the nfl is not gonna end up having one of those either it's about these individual cases the high leverage players they can go to teams and say hey if you don't guarantee me my contract i'm not signing i'll go sign with somebody else that's what kirk cousins said to the denver broncos and that's why they ended up pulling out and signing case keenum instead that's where that battle has to be fought you can tinker with cva rules and maybe make the more favorable but overall the guarantees will come when the players individually start insisting on them well take a look and see if they want to and that sort of a slow time in the nfl but we're gearing up for training camp and dan we'll call on you soon as we need you for that thank you very much we'll see you soon we're going to stick a little bit with football because yesterday we had ufc president dana white on and we didn't have a lot of time afterwards into.
"russell oku" Discussed on WEEI
"The cbs the collective bargaining agreement will expire between the nfl players association and the national football league you may not know russell oku because most offensive linemen are known in the national football league but he plays left tackle for the los angeles chargers he put out a tweet on tuesday how much attention is going to give from nfl owners but also went how much of his rank and file brethren in nashville ballplayers association are going to pay attention i'm going to read the tweet word for word about what he would love to see as a renegotiation tadic as a renegotiation ploy the need he believes the players need twenty twenty i will never understand how billionaire team owners have convinced the public at the players who put their bodies on the line every week and make less than fifty percent of league revenue are the ungrateful one's considering football's level of brute imminent physicality high turnover as well as the short life cycle of its participants it would seem to be the nfl players are in the most need of fully guaranteed contracts many argue they're trying to compare the league player dynamic in the nfl with other sports is apples to oranges yes and no league revenues are skyrocketing a mazda media rights deal was on the horizon the business of football will never be the same it's up to us the players to decide if we want league ownership the finally respect us as partners truth is there is nothing preventing ages from negotiating fully guaranteed salary for an nfl player see kirk cousins deal only problem is that this really happens but it doesn't have to be this way plays want guaranteed money great rewrite the cba that's right we need an overhaul not a revision or an extension why for starters the currency ba uses the antiquated revenue accounting methods and salary cap rules take up a significant part about collective bargaining agreement salary caps don't help players moving on that's from russell who put it out on twitter the left tackle the los angeles chargers it was a borough million soliloquy by russell coke putting it out there that we need to be better than this we need to have this work for us we need the band together as a players association russell kun here's the problem you're nfl players association does not having a backbone ask for this i will love with damore smith your leader say hey.
"russell oku" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"You have more than more than a thousand people in a union but yet you can't band together by having a backbone to make the owner stand stand up and pay attention to you russell oku fantastic stuff on twitter i don't trust your organization the have your back be having a backbone and see come together to see if that is going to work the owners no it ain't no play players know it the problem is what are you going to do about it oh what a player's gonna do about it especially when you got a commissioner that is paid by the owners and you own is to say do this fall on your sword for us and he will because roger goodell gets a hell of a lot of money to do that for the owners outside of jerry jones last year you didn't hear any owners wanting to move roger goodell out the way did you not one owner jerry jones tried and they said you crazy we'll see in two thousand twenty we'll see what kind of backbone the nfl pa has a does not have based on the tweet by russell kun winning guaranteed contracts because there's only one one hundred percent guarantee contract the nfl right now that's kirk cousins what he signed the minnesota vikings that's the only one and how long did it take him to get their hit the franchise tag makes it nearly impossible yup travis rockwall you right i will see nfl players we'll see freddie cohen on freddie and fitz simons on espn radio the espn app and sirius xm channel eighty so we know the owners are not going to give that to the players that'll be interesting to negotiate if they want that to happen but they don't mind the players wanna snitch on other players when it comes to performance enhancing drugs i wish i could say i was making this up but i'm really not making this up at all according to the pd policy that is in the national football league it's state and i'm gonna paraphrase that a player can have his suspension reduced could have that reduced if he turns somebody in i hope you're not driving up the road right now hearing that seriously mike.
"russell oku" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"And glorious the games watch fifty five fifty two i mean oregon cal had a triple overtime game sixty five to fifty five yards ever in a game was like four hundred yards combined with the raiders reached for cole miller they reach her brandon parker off at the the offensive tackle their took in the third round first pick of the third round he has a lower level grade the issue i see what the raiders two things one is jon gruden as basically said i'm not using analytics for my team he really going back to the sixties and seventies eighties i think that's a problem nowadays you have to use them look at eagles the eagles are bigger analytics now i will always default to fall back the film that's what you should do but yeah a little bit analytics and and second the faith that teams put tom cable off into line coach to make projects better i don't because he has not done that in seattle when the office line was good mike salary drafted a bunch of these guys when he was there tom cable got their talking was there with a good offensive line that won the super bowl he believes off until on coach there when they won the super bowl was russell oku interact james carpenter who draft now it's under who you draft the right guard would have been i told you i forget jeopardy here it was jared swayze who actually is a guy that tom brought in who's a former defensive linemen who turned tradition to offense align that was in college now but he he used from nc state now tampa bay and then and then in talk media at right tackle and so all guys were not tom cable guys and souza's guys left tom cable guy showed up guys with high upside huge projects and russell wilson's probably right now outside wherever he lives money wind sprints he's getting ready to run a water on the football this year because oftentimes can be able to protect them russell wilson midfield and soccer just going back and forth poor guy he just he just refused to address and maybe look they they signed dj fluker who i soon they're going to start now they have russ are they have dwayne brown still left tackle who's improved at center but it just it it it continues to be a word solorio by the.