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Tucker's NFL-record FG lifts Ravens to 19-17 win over Lions
"Justin Tucker set an NFL record with a sixty six yard field goal now to get past the crossbar as time expired to give the ravens a nineteen seventeen win over the alliance after Baltimore wasted a sixteen seven fourth quarter lead Lamar Jackson threw a thirty six yard pass to Sammy Watkins on fourth in nineteen getting the ravens across midfield with seven seconds left Jackson was sixteen of thirty one for a season high two hundred eighty seven yards with a touchdown and an interception Detroit's Jared Goff was twenty two of thirty for two hundred seventeen yards I'm Dave Ferrie
"sammy watkins" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"How are you? I'm good. How are you, My man? Good trying to figure out exactly how I feel about this game. I mean, I'll just tell you I think this is a close game and I think this comes down to the wire three points. Two point something like that. Let's start off with injuries. Alright, how healthier the chief's right now they were a little bit banged up two weeks ago. Libyan Bell, Sammy Watkins, the most important players will they be playing today? Well, Belle is an interesting one because he hasn't really done a whole heck of a lot here. He's the second like name running back that's come to Kansas City in the last two years and kind of just stood on the sidelines and didn't contribute much, But you know, it's to the point of the season where if you're capable of going, you better get out there and play and it's time for you to get out there and play and Sammy Watkins is Kind of the big name and all of that, And you know, the guy doesn't do much during the regular season, but his postseason man have been just so awesome. He's so great in the playoffs and you saw him last year in the Super Bowl, right by Richard Sherman and make a big play late in that game, and so playoff. Sami is really, really good. So I hope he can get out there and play today and be a big part of what this chief's team does on the offense because He's the type of guy that really like he understands Patrick Mahomes and Patrick starts to scramble and move around and you're looking for somebody to get open man. I'll tell you what. Sammy Watkins knows how to come back to the ball, and if it's third and six, he's gonna get your seven and it's 37. He's going to get you A and so I think family walking is a very, very important player to have healthy and ready to go for this game. And then, of course, Eric Fisher is gonna miss And obviously that's in the big story for the last two weeks and How this offensive line is banged up, and he's such a valuable asset to this offensive line. But I expect Andy Reid and Eric the enemy and Patrick Holmes to come up with a game plan. That's not gonna expose those guys. Yeah, and I was reading the staff this morning. Bob. Pat Mahomes under pressure is good. Pat Mahomes, Right? I mean some quarterbacks. If you could get them off their spot, you're totally changing what they could do more homes. As the second high second highest Q. B R in the league when he's under pressure, so a normal quarterback with a banged up line that might be something But with Pat Mahomes, he just seems to be able to make something out of nothing so many times during a game. Well, let's think the Pat Mahomes factor. People are always like we'll explain patent homes like well, you just can't. I mean, he's gotta watch and see what the guy does and how he performs and, you know, you know, people say I swim in the Red Kool Aid and that's fine, man. I don't care about that. This team is the most unbelievable thing I've ever seen. Play football. I mean, just incredible, right? And so when somebody goes down, I always just think, OK, well, Andy Reid and Eric the enemy, and Patrick moms will figure it out. And they do They figure out a way. And you know this was gonna be tough, obviously, without Eric Fisher, but Just know they've had two weeks to prepare for this. They're going to come up with something That's not going to expose the offensive line. And Mike Remmers is not a bad offensive lineman. He's playing Super Bowls before he's played. I think four of the five offensive line positions and so he's gonna be okay. Their left tackle All right, Bob Fesco. We're talking about Fesco. Andy Reid's son, Britt Reid, and I'm from Philly. So I You know, I've I've known Andy for 20 years. I know them. Stories in the history of both of his his Children, Britt and Garrett, the Lake Garrick, but Britt was. I don't know if he's been arrested yet, but he didn't travel with the team. He was involved in a possible dy incident, where at least one of two Children had really serious injuries. Anything that any latest on that Bob has there been charges filed. And what are you hearing in Kansas City about it? You know, I I got nothing on that John would be honest with you. It happened on what Thursday night Friday. Whatever what had happened, And so you know, it's it's been the weekend and you know how things don't happen really over the weekend, so I got everything that I'm finding out right now. I'm reading online and I'm reading through the media, just like everybody else is on this one. Yeah, it's a It's a shame that it had that had to happen at all, but certainly heading into the into the Super Bowl. If he if the Chiefs don't win, Bob why Why? Why would the chief's not win this game? What's what's your biggest weakness? Weakness that could be exposed? Why they probably couldn't find the stadium, I guess is that would stay on that one. But you know, it's hard to say what their biggest weakness would be there to be exposed because I think their biggest weakness right now, obviously the offensive line with all the injuries on it, but Andy Heck has done such a great job and coaching those guys up and I think they do a really good job of game planning for the players that they have out there on the field. The only thing I could think of. Maybe their defensive backs get beat bad, you know in this game because they're trying to do too much. They're trying to play outside themselves. I hate using this stupid cliche like that, But like like they get caught up in the moment of the Super Bowl, you know, luxurious needs a rookie. My God, He's 1/4 round draft. Put it. He's out there playing and sure various Ward has been banged up this year were shot that has been banged up this year, You know, So if they like, play like like outside themselves there, too, and for this game because I think the defense is going to be amped up. I think they feel like they have a lot to prove, you know in this game because people still think it's the defense of 2018 that couldn't get off the field and stop anybody. And so this defense is carrying that badge like they're trying to go out there, improve that they're not a bad defense. Carrying the weight of your team's gone past where this can city Chiefs team. So that's the only thing I could think of. You know if they just get too caught up in the moment, but I don't even think they will. Because last year they you know, most of these guys played in the Super Bowl, and so it Patrick Holmes goes down. Maybe and they've got to go to chat. Any obviously could be an issue for this ball club. But I just haven't seen a team this solid at 1 53 like we're watching with this chief steam. Bob the M V P of the Super Bowl could end up being chief's trainer, Rick Boat, Burkhalter. As the story goes, the guys they're getting their haircuts by the barber. 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Las Vegas Raiders face 'daunting task' with COVID-19 issues ahead of game vs. Kansas City Chiefs
"Kid city chiefs at eight point favorite leg. I said we'll get to that in a second on the road against the vegas raiders on this game. Fifty six and a half. We will have. John cheering on later. I'm sure he'll be able to explain whether slightly above the market pain. i have to believe. That's all covid related to be quite honest. The raiders defense in the contact tracing protocol. We're not quite sure. If i'm going to have to get called up to play safety and let me tell you my foot speed not enough to slow down tyreek hill and open spaces really wouldn't say i mean i might try and slew coming off the line. That'd be my only shot. so listen. I the raiders offensive game plan back in week five was good. Obviously but the halftime adjustments that. Paul guenther in the raiders. Defensively really is what i think won them the game. It's really what gave the chiefs offense trouble. You really hadn't seen that from the chiefs offense before during this. Patty mahomes like run especially against the defense of that caliber. You go back to week. Five in the second half. Kansas city was successful. Only twenty one percent of their snaps. One point to carry twenty eight percent success rate through their moms is pressured. A ton the raiders. Were able to do something in that game. They hadn't been able to do most of the season which is get pressure vegas. Twenty six on the season pass rush win rate and then obviously after a few good games. Recently where the raiders have been able to apply some pressure to quarterbacks. They've surged to an average defense in pressuring the week. Five game if you look at some of these numbers. Mahomes was pressured on forty. Seven percent of total dropbacks specifically from eleven personnel. Were kansas city. Essentially lives seventy three percent of the time moms pressured on fifty seven percent of those three wide sets. I would envision off the bye with the little extra motivation of not. Just losing to the raiders but but kansas city not being really happy about gruden and the gang taken victory laps around the the stadium there drivers using using the loudspeaker thereafter the week. Five win that Andy reid is probably gonna come with a pretty good game plan here and you know past the success that andy. Reid is hat off the bye. You mentioned this. The raiders are are probably going to be without a few key defenders but You know another handful of defensive players are going to miss practice all week due to this contact tracing. It's probably isn't the offense that you wanna face short handed in in pissed off and not having practiced to four. I would think. I also believe we'll probably see a little more play action for mandatory. You know patty mahomes in the chiefs past game will probably fair little bit. Better here with play action. Especially if if the pressure starts to barrel down. I would also think that it's worth mentioning that three chiefs offensive lineman or on the cova the list it's believed to be contact tracing but we'll have to see this certainly make this game a little bit different. If if all three of those offensive lineman are out. You also expect sammy. Watkins to return in this game us a full practice participant on wednesday so he should be a full ghost that they're gonna have their their complement of weapons out there. The number in this thing is is really interesting. But i think that this tougher makes a lot of sense. I i just don't see. Kansas city's offense not bouncing back here in a major way talk. i mean. They're playing with a chip on their shoulder. Which is always dangerous to begin with. We've seen their passing offense. That was more a work in progress. Probably the nicest way to put it early on in the season and no doubt that was by design. Get on track with mahomes during for more than eight hundred yards the last two games when you look at the way. Mahomes performed against the raiders. Fifteen total touchdowns just two interceptions one of them of course coming earlier this year the chiefs loss as a double digit home favor and i think it's pretty staggering to know what costs kansas city. That game is the fact that hey look. They finished a net negative minus sixty four in terms of rushing yards. The raiders held the ball for nearly eleven minutes longer and kansas city knows that they can hit the home runs. That are widely available. If they keep mahomes operate i think. The raiders passing defenses. You mention it may trending in the right direction. There's no doubt a lot of optimism out here around the raiders especially on the defensive side of the ball. This is a different beast that they're going to try and counter and with sammy watkins back amongst others. I just don't know where the raiders consistently find a way to get off the field. I agree with that. And i get it. You have to young corners in trayvon mullin in our net and people are thinking to themselves like. Hey we're trending in the right direction. We're starting to get some pressure. Would you look you play at the browns. The total is suppressed because of weather and wind. You're at the chargers. It's likely a a lost game. If two guys can hold onto football on the back corner fate and then the broncos last week and drew lock was clearly injured after taking a hit in the second quarter but you could have been trailing at halftime in that game so listen. I think the raiders are better than we all expected. You look at who they've lost to. It's it's the bills box and patriots. All pretty good teams obviously bucks in bills being very good patriots. You know with bill tough spot. There is well off the monday night game traveling across the country. So i get the by of the raiders. I just need to see more defensively to believe it's real and so that that's kind of where i'm out on that unit. I fully expect kansas city to do some good things here. Offensively
"sammy watkins" Discussed on Run It Again
"Other young players in their contract negotiations, and that's not right for me to do that. So I got that, but he said in bottom line. Is everybody just got to figure out? How much is enough for you? And that's when you hit that number. Then you had to be satisfied, but how much is enough? Everybody's got ask himself. One of the truly most magnificent men I've ever met in my life. You know if there's somebody that you hold up a role model as a man, and as athlete is a Brucie's just impeccable. Absolutely and I'm glad you bring up stories and instances of guys in the past that have done this. Just nowadays. In this world, we live in this social media iphone. It's about me. It's about I. It's about my followers. It's about my hits in Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah. It's just refreshing to hear a guy like Sammy. Watkins. Talk that way it just. Gives me hope that. There's parts of the game in parts of our culture that are still intact if you know what I mean. Sure, and it goes back to what we're saying earlier. If you have great passion for what you do, if you love this game, and you're highly competitive competitive being competitive is one thing at the regular level like we all know, and then the elite level where it really changes I mean really changes. And when you have that kind of personality, you WanNa, get paid for it obviously, but you just want stay in that as long as you possibly can. And then the money's is just another world, but. The really great players that I've been around. They just love planning planning the street if they had to. They care these love plant. In there in that window aren't they might air winning window they are they're. They're entering a magnificent when you have guys like that like Sammy talking like that. Then it's infectious in the locker room. As you know, you've been on those really good teams, it's infectious and. Marsha us have a great line. We'd have a free agent. Come in, and I'd ask him afterwards. Marshall meet every free agent that we signed. So, what do you think he said? Now coach or he's one of us. Yeah, what a great statement! That was in other words if he's unselfish. If. He's about winning a high energy and highly competitive. Then yeah, he's one of us, but if he's an I me like you said what's going on the world today. Everything's about me then it's different than you don't maybe passing a guy. I want our listeners to take a challenge. Okay, so the next time you're. You're reading through sports club soon regardless of the sport online. And and there's an article on a particular player and he's talking about his year and his stuff, just circle. The I in me as you come across in question, yeah, just just go ahead and circle them and then pick out a guy who's in a different situation. You know someone like us. Sammy Watkins WHO's talking team I and US first and then see how many of those you come across its you'll. You'll find quite a difference that's that's what I've noticed when I've tried. Tried that exercise. You know what we've got to reach back out to our our liquor store. Girl Katie Cam down in Kansas City who of course broke the Patrick mahomes signing story. She was the first one. She scooped the insiders right out of the box on that one so good job Katie, and maybe maybe Katie's got something on Dak Prescott. Tomorrow's Fifteenth, so that's the deadline. To sign a long term deal office franchise tag. I don't know man it I haven't heard much. We got to check in with Katie. See what's going on. You GotTa Call Katie. Find out the scoop. Yeah, yeah, so I. Don't know I. Don't think it's going to get done doesn't look like it. It really does I think the cowboys have really dropped the ball. I was giving him the benefit of the doubt that they took him for granted to some extent, and they're trying to work it out, but I think underneath run I. I just think they have doubts about what he really is, and they don't want Pam until they're. Yeah. No, you're right. You're right. That's that's obvious. They're making that known so. I? This story went past me last week. For some reason I didn't catch this. The NFL is discussing and considering withholding player salary in putting it in a quote unquote. Escrow account okay. They're talking about holding thirty five percent of players salaries in escrow. In, the NFL PA. Got Word of this. That's obviously the players Union they sent an economic counter proposal to the League. Just this Sunday which is basically a screw you letter after sure, but what is this about like? I'm not sure I I can't figure that. What the escrow account for this season! Are you talking about just for this season? I don't know just from what I read, it says last week the NF the the NFL proposed holding thirty five percent of players salary. Salaries in escrow like what the heck are you guys gonNA waiting for the inspection, so you can put a down payment on a house or something s I never heard that it's interesting. I think it's probably they're hedging their bet on the season. lasting may perhaps. Thinking that they get it five or six games into the season, then have to call it. You know because of the Kobe thing I don't know I. Would do that man trying to manage your little bit. Yeah now, that's right in the article goes on to say that it's all about economic responsibilities to protect to protect the players from the virus meaning. cleaning things they have to do in the facilities. Protection devices you know. They just talked about this new device, protection, device or mask that that comes from Oakley that the League will be installing on all the NFL helmets. Saying Yeah because we've had to spin. I can't even get through in a laugh. They want to pay for that right. These guys are unbelievable. Right? We're hey, we love you. We're all in it together right? What happened to that? Back in drafty where they go they no one Roger Saint thing about thirty five percent then. Chest Bone, SEATTLE. Just. A Oh thirty-five percent west. What's that for my face mask? What do you mean in my face masks cost? One point five million dollars. Oh. Wow, it's kind of like flying. I Dunno spirit air that it. that. That takes real guts. That had to be a backstage someplace. That takes some guts to throw that out there by league I, tell you that. Yeah,.
AP source: Chiefs agree to reworked deal with WR Watkins
"Wide receiver Sammy Watkins will play his third season with the Kansas City Chiefs after a restructuring of his contract Watkins will play on a one year deal and can earn up to sixteen million dollars with incentives in the Super Bowl against the San Francisco forty Niners Watkins caught five passes for ninety eight yards Watkins signed with the chiefs as a free agent after three years with buffalo and one with the Los Angeles rams Greg Echlin Kansas city
"sammy watkins" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Brand are coming to New York City on the field you would assume the rest of the AFC east is secretly gleeful that Tom Brady now plays in the NFC south but bills GM Brandon Beane still showing the patriots respect publicly I think it's funny and comical that people are writing them off and labeling whether it's us or another team as the team to beat in the east of the team to beat in the east as the patriots and until somebody beats them they are the team being laid it on thick by saying he'll miss playing Brady because you always want to beat the best in the bills didn't be Brady on his watch the chiefs of restructured wideout Sammy Watkins deal for this season his base salary down nine million dollars with seven Miller billable through incentives this creates five million much needed cap space and bears GM Ryan pace calling it open competition at QB between Mitchell Trubisky and Nick Foles college basketball about to hand down its Naismith national player of the year Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu the heavy favorite the women's side Dayton forward obi Toppin has already won a P. honors I would big man Luka Garza his main competition the W. N. B. A. S. finally delayed its may fifteenth opening day indefinitely and the USGA pushing back the U. S. women's open from June to December it remains at champions golf club in Houston no decision yet on the men's event slated for mid June at winged foot I mean you're both issue this is Pat McAfee join me Monday through Friday ten AM eastern seven AM Pacific on.
"sammy watkins" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"System could maybe become what Sammy Watkins was for a lot less money than what they'll be paying walked in so I could see him get traded to a team like the Packers yeah Chris would marry someone you love to have city walk ins play with your guy Erin Rajo doubt about it I I do I I mean I think you yes you know them you know again the New England Patriots that they could all be interested in a guy like Sammy walk ins for a one year type deal that way whatever it may be a you know he's still got talent as we saw I mean though you know that was one of the biggest plays the game him beating Richard Sherman off the ball on that second touchdown drive there in the fourth quarter but also we put the cheese up ahead but you're right and the chief still with McCall Harmon Tyree kill it they've shown the affinity to have a very good I live for the wide receiver position talent wise as far as draft and yes Sammy Watkins number as far as what he's getting paid does not match the production certainly who else did you think about on this let's take I it O. J. Howard on here I put him as I mention I talk about Jamal Adams I'll tell you the other one I had on the list Mike in this is from your team that's why I'm bringing it up Stefon Diggs I just wonder there you know I had somebody tell me earlier that he's wiped away maybe some of those Minnesota stuff on social medias Instagram something like that look he could build temperamental I love and we had a miserable which are one of our favorites I didn't get the vibe when we were with him that he's detaching emotionally or mentally from the Viking mainly that I was going to keep his cards close to the vest but they're not using him the way they could or should in light of what they're paying him they're paying big money that I'm Feelin big monies to find dates if not gonna use those guys you're better off moving on from one of them and saving the cap dollars they're going to need for the position so that one doesn't that one doesn't stun me if it happens I'm not going to be shocked at all and the there's always been that that notion that he could end up back in Washington guy kind of a hometown team me what school at Maryland and and anytime this bubbles up it's that Washington connection to maybe with Ron affair there they they make the move to try to bring him to DC alright we got take a break quick recap since has cam Newton AJ green and then Jamal Adams no Trent Williams no Jamal Adams no finally he settled on Trent waves are getting you don't let me on bell and Sammy Watkins to the Green Bay Packers playing with Aaron Rodgers we got to take a break what you'll be talking about today the aftermath of drew Brees sticking with the saints and more PFT.
Super Bowl Player Predictions
"All right Kramer kick things off. What is your first? I Chiefs Related Super Bowl profit. Well we started by talking about We started super bowl week by talking. About how one of the angles is this chiefs rushing attack I the niners rushing defense. which is the weakness of this team? They are San Francisco's defense thirteenth and adjusted line yards on the D. Line in eleventh and DVR against the run. This team has not gone under this total of eight and a half eighteen rushing yards. They've only got under that once in the last. Ten Games I it seems almost too obvious that they'll they'll be attacking hacking this angle so it gives me a little pause but like I said they've gone over this total nine out of ten. It's not a bad matchup. People will point out all with San Francisco's got a great defense. They got a good defense. They don't have a great defense against the run so there will be opportunity. Andy Andy. Reid is one of the greatest coaches in the again. One of the greatest offensive minds not to win a superbowl for sure not to win the Super Bowl but he he he gets running backs ax to produce no matter what they look like. So eight and a half yard seem silly. They've gone well north of two hundred in both games. This does seem really low. Oh I couldn't be jumped right off the screen emmy as a former tight end as a A former are you referencing as a former China and I also worked with a hall of Fame First Ballot Rob Gronkowski which Danny worked on the show as well we got a witness not know how to Pronounce Chore Four In Person. George sure calling worse. Instead of Chore Sports He Kept Calling at George Sports all right rob just one more time. He's like coming up George now the wartime I think it's the sports and then finally the Co host is like you don't know what a chore is like Washing Dishes Sweeping floors and he goes. I never did any jurors ores growing up. I was too busy scoring touchdowns to smile. This big GROG again channel. He thinks he's GRONK. He thinks he's King of the BRAS. There's only one continue the bras. And it is Travis Kelsey. I'm taking Kelsey to have more receiving yards than than kindle over. You're still you're still avenging. Take a loss in the albro category. I was bullshit that he didn't get in. And I think kindles little overrated and I liked the minus one and a half yards Kelsey Chelsea against Kendall that's risky bro. Kelsey is an a seasoned bro now older Keel. Those two young. He's only as a young and up and coming Bro. I I think he's again. This is just I had the early take. I kill sucks at home instead of adjusting to the optics or the reality. I'm GonNa just lean in. I'm going all in on trump. So you know. Sometimes you're presented with evidence and you just have to ignore it. I'm locked in. I'm okay I was GONNA see. Danny I know you gave me your props one. You liked Nicole Hardman. I just love McCall Hardman in this game we he. He caught a pass in the chargers. Game to really start the ball. This was the week. Seventeen chargers game caught a pass to get the ball. Rolling with our offense later had a sweep. Like they're we're GONNA use them. They've been waiting to use him for something if he's maybe it's a sammy. Watkins Pass. I would say if you're gonNA scheme something like that up the other end of it is going GonNa be somebody like Nicole Hardman McColl Hartman. Scores a touchdown in this game was three hundred over at my book. Make some money this guy. They've been sitting on what he can do all season. They've been waiting for him to get better at whatever the hell it is route running. You know timing. Whatever it is that he needed to do? He's doing it. He's more trust in the offense. I think more so than demarcus Robinson I think he scores a D.. In this game let me ask you Sean. Do you take over twenty three and a half yards over one and a half catch or over fifteen and a a half yards for longest catch. Well I guess I'll jump to my second one because it's literally one of those. How when I wrote it down McColl Hardman's that's total over? mybookie was twenty three and a half up to twenty six or twenty. Six ounce. Sounds like it's down to twenty three and a half. Do whatever it is. I like it over. This kid is a burner. Oh I think he can get it in one catch again speed kills and I think they're gonna be focusing on Hill. He's along I don't think is going to have a huge game now. Maybe breaks it off. Maybe he does but I think Sal is going in there with that mindset of. We're not letting tyreek Hill beat us in this game so I I'm throwing a little a little tiny tyreek hill and beat and didn't mention the field. That's always trying to move past that I feel like don't you. You want to protect yourself against that one catch for twenty one yards and just take longest reception over fifteen and a half. Oh see well that was total yards. But you're right I yeah what do you want to do. So you're saying I feel you'd be gets a catch. It's going to be like a twenty yarder. Always does he get the second catch to get over catch props over the total total yardage lab take longest or first reception is twelve and a half yards now. Hopefully they don't go to a screen or something to him. It's Y- yeah. Is it a reception as it. Total yards what we talking about my twenty three and a half was total receiving received but Kramer is making a case here and a good case. That maybe you're better off off just playing the over. I catch or global catch. He's only expected to have one and a half. So maybe two and they're saying twenty-three which means they're expecting directing two catches of twelve yard. That's an interesting way to all right so you talked me into all right. GimMe Gimme. I'll switch it up. I'll give I'll go over. I catch twelve and a half yards. Now no actually. I'll stick with my total because I want to. If he doesn't get it on the I catch then I have some live bets. Already have have too much stuff going to see what we're having here is. We're having the synapses firing in my going on right. Now we're in the car with with Johnny and Johnny's Janis driving and we just had a discussion that he was going to have with his buddies later. Now he doesn't have to have that conversation tech. We've sorted it out. He's not gonNA play. I cash over twelve and a half hour. We're going to move forward. What's your second point of the discussion? Sammy Watkins over three and a half catches this is I ah I I know I'm chasing a little bit. But I do like the angle that they are gonNA shut tyreek Hill down. I like the angle that they're going to try to shut Travis Kelsey down and and I'm probably going to attack props around everyone else A Hill and Kelsey are going to be the chalk your plays for the yardage rich props be more people will probably play those overs. So I'm GONNA attack is like Sammy. Watkins and I think he is the guy that is going to benefit the most. Because he's the guy that seems to be running more their possession stuff and as they stretch the field vertically Sean they call that taking the top off the deep and that leaves a lot of room in the middle for a guy like Samya walk in so I really like him to get three and a half catches. I mean you you got to figure how many throws is Patrick Mahomes GonNa have. I can't imagine he's having less than forty throws which means I can't imagine having less than like thirty two thirty two catches and then if you take the attempts so over or even the pass yards over with homes what is actually looked at it. Plays out in both scenarios. Where either they're throwing the ball a lot and winning or if they do get down there behind hind they're playing catch up? It makes sense for either a Kansas City win or unfortunately San Francisco win the over and and then passing the ball. It does kind of make sense. We haven't talked a ton about the running backs Darwin Thompson. What is he involved in this game I think so I mean the over are underway? What one and a half Kerry Russia rushing attempts? I mean there's lesean McCoy is persona non grata. Now he's he had some fumble issues he. He's he's actually quick and I have liked watching him break off a few
How "Lil' Ol' Clemson" Overcame the Odds
"Here today to talk about Little Clemson. First of all where where did that name come from. Davos swinney has been using it basically since he took over as the head coach back in two thousand eight and I know we're not supposed to be here. We're does willow beer but we about the Tigers man. I'm so proud and just quickly remind us. How much has little clemson accomplished in the last five years? And how do those accomplishments stack up against some of the all-time great teams. This will be their fourth national championship game in the past five years and obviously they have won. Two of the past three national championships backpedaling Lawrence flips absorb open wide open just native. Where's the pen strengthens? Its the championship game really witnessing one of the all-time great runs right. After or maybe you know in conjunction with the dynasty that Alabama has had attack territory with very likely a victory formation and a fifty fifth win but this clemson senior class. The Tigers Tigers reclaimed their crowd by four Alabama. We are really truly talking about one of the great runs. We've seen in this sport and yet they seemingly get no respect at least if you listen into what Dabo Sweeney has to say we win to the team that beat South Carolina. And it's we we get clemson out. It's the dad gummed state so it's big because you know they can't vote us out. I mean we gotta we gotTA WE GOTTA go thirty. You know I mean we got no choice forced but Stewart I wanted to talk to you about some of the things Clemson has had to overcome to get where they are today because in some ways it makes her accomplishments even more remarkable. So let's start with the schools location. This is a school that is in the tiniest towns announced in college football. The main drag is a half mile if that they have one of everything and only one of everything one starbucks Fox Walmart. You've got this eighty thousand seat stadium hundred fifty thousand people rolling into the town on the weekends. it's incredible bull and but then they all leave. You know Monday through Friday. We kind of have our own world and it's named Clemson. It's not named university. University of their state and Frankly University of South Carolina has a much bigger fan base in that state. CLEMSON's not even the biggest Followed team in their own state. And I imagine it's harder to build that fan support when you don't have the state name in your school's name 'cause fans can identify so strongly with the state there from. Yeah I mean obviously the one big exception in College Football History Notre Dame that has a true national following but that goes all the way back to the nineteen twenties and and new rockne is taking them on the train and playing games all around the country. It's truly unique when you think about the kinds of programs that we're used to seeing at the top of the polls the Alabama is the Ohio states. It's the US's these are schools with big huge national fan. Bases Clemson truly is still even with all the success mostly a regional school well and a lot of people might not realize this but clemson has had to recruit locally for the most part I mean. It's remarkable if you look at their roster. How many of the guys as our from North and South Carolina Georgia in Tennessee every program? You know the the core of their recruiting class is going to be in their backyard. But clemson's up until recently. He was almost entirely from their backyard. And really that mirrors Funston as a school their alumni base something like seventy percent of the alums live in three states South Carolina North Carolina and Georgia. This is not the kind of place where anywhere in the country you go. You're going to find clumps in Bar And one other big thing. That's working against Clemson. Is They play in the ACC weaker conference where where they don't really have a rival and it's almost like people forget about clemson during the regular season because you know they don't have very many marquee games. Yeah everybody watched. Trevor Lawrence and Travis E. T. N. and and T- Higgins in last year's national championship game and saw how great they they were and then the season starts in people. Stop watching the game. They played against Texas. Ain't ammon week to was the most watched game they played this season A little over six million viewers. That was not even one of the top twenty most watch games in college football this season. And if you look at that list of the top Twenty Games Ohio Hi oh state was in five of them. LSU was in four of them Michigan. who wasn't even all that good was in three of them? When talks about lack of respect the thing that bothered him most is this year? was that none of those star players Trevor Lawrence WHO everybody assumes will be the number one pick when he's coming off his junior season travis? CTN has been one of the best running backs in the country the last three years. None of those guys made the heisman ceremony. And none of those guys were even finalists for the award for the best is player at their position in. That's not because they're not great players. It's because nobody watched them this season. How has clemson been able to overcome some of these kind of systemic? Systemic challenges. The fact that they aren't this historical powerhouse. The fact that they're in this tiny town in the middle of nowhere South Carolina would have been the keys to to them building this program into what it's become. Yeah well it really all starts Dabo swinney. He is a extremely unique personality in college. Football one moment along the way that I think have stuck with everybody was Dave beat Notre Dame in practically a monsoon in twenty fifteen regular season and they interview him after the game on. ABC what nine listen. We're giving scholarships give you stipends in tails in a place to live. We're giving nice uniforms. I give you good service tonight. It was big. Well Gee Bring Your own God put some dads and to me that personifies daboh like. That's not something. Most coaches coaches would say in a post game interview and kind of set the tone I think from their Dabo. Swinney is the fun coach. He's the coach who when they built their new football facility. They put in a PUTT. PUTT course welcome to the outdoor pavilion miniature. Golf Renfro just happened to catch the game winner in the National Championship Against Alabama. We'll see what he's got here. Your place on Punsalan rest for the weary. We'll at hunter and so that became their brand there. The Fun School there the place you want to go if you WANNA play college. Football get an education education and have a lot of fun doing it and to amplify that message. Clemson was really ahead of the curve. I think With how they used social media to appeal to recruits they are constantly putting out videos And other images that show exactly that that show that take you inside side. The Locker Room and inside the facility in show you how much fun they're having Show you Dabo swinney dancing in the locker room after a win Stewart. How would you describe Devil's dance? Moves dance moves are about a clunky and awkward as you'd expect from a middle aged dude but but certainly in keeping with his his personality. There's also a video that they posted of Disney filming a football ball movie at Clemson last night. Any five thousand people here. We have to shoot three plays and the entrance from valley in a half of a half time. Half time the real players went off the field and a whole bunch of actors and Clemson. Uniforms came running onto the field and the and the the crowd cheered them on. And and you know made it seem like a real football game and the footage is going to be spectacular. It's one of the three loudest crowds in Clemson visit history. And what role has the rest of the Clinton coaching staff played in the rise of the Tigers when Dab oh I started getting a going at Clemson they weren't a national powerhouse yet. They were starting to get better. He did something that was a little unusual at the time and basically took a lower salary for himself in order for them to spend more on. assistant coaches. Because at that time. They weren't necessarily rolling in money like some of the programs that they were trying to compete against. They they were paying their coordinators top dollar money and those coordinators played a huge role. I mean they were the ones that certainly Chad. Morris was the one that recruited and coach Sammy Watkins Skins and certainly does Shawn Watson. The guys that got this run started now. They are rolling in money. An data was making nine million dollars a year. And that's you know that there's no longer a disadvantage for Clemson. But they were very smart about how they went about managing that in the early years of this run.
Buffalo Clinches Playoff Birth
"Your namesake team is in in the play offs. The bills I mean. I don't WanNa Brag Bill. Barnwell is a senior football writer at. ESPN he has consulted with NFL teams. But the bills are not in fact named after him. So tonight the buffalo bills beat the Pittsburgh steelers seventy ten clinching a spot in the postseason and bill. What's amazing about this team? Aside from being named after you Is that for most of the two thousands. They didn't even have a winning record but but now they have made the playoffs in two of the last three years during this rebuilding process. Where does this recent success begin in your mind? I think the simplest place for it to start is just hiring Sean McDermott. This is a coach. Who really seems at odds with with a lot of what? NFL Teens tend to do when they have head coaching opportunity. Pop Up Sean. mcdumber forty two wasn't like he was old but let's face face it every coaching opportunity. That's popped up over. The last three years has basically been. Let's try and get a offensive minded coach or someone who is particularly close to. Sean McVeigh and correct defensive minded coach the panthers weren't even coming off a good season they were six and ten and ranked twenty six points allowed the year before so the bills really took a shot on shark dermott top of that. The bills gave McDermott some level of personnel control. which teams are really it? Really Loath to do it. First Year head coaches but it worked. The bills had an excellent free agent period in two thousand seventeen and they earned their draft totally differently that year their previous previous GM Doug Whaley had repeatedly traded up in years past regrettable move. Sammy Watkins. Being the most notable one but damage first move was to trade down and and the first player he drafted was Davis White. WHO had a big game against the steelers? Last night tonight again squirts out of bounds around the twenty yard long. So why headed early picked in fact. We'll before McDermott joined the team in two thousand sixteen they had the twenty seventh best defense in the NFL according to football outsiders after that they started taking up up in now bill. It's one of the best units in the League. How did this defense gets so good so quickly? I mean just to keep it simple. They got rid of everybody pretty much. I mean. The fifty three players were on their roster for the final game in two thousand sixteen before Mcdermott arrived. There's three guys left in the Renzo Alexander Jerry News and Shack Lawson all front seven pieces. I mean everyone else. Fifty other players on this roster Aurora ellsworth point and the bills have drafted well. But I think what makes this team so interesting as they really go out of their way to get veterans from other rosters and saw seemed to get more out of those players in their previous teams games in their first free agent period Jordan play Mike Hide Jordan Philips for example comes to mind in recent years where he was a second round. Pick washout of Miami. The bills brought him in. He has nine and a half sacks this season as defensive tackle. That's really impressive. There's just a lot of players on this roster who either were good somewhere and have become great in buffalo or who really weren't playing very well at all or almost out of the League who have become regulars on this really talented bills defense so last year the bills. Roll the dyson Josh Allen in the draft trading up to take him seventh overall despite his lack of college production in his rookie season was pretty underwhelming warming. Bill Fifty two point eight percent. Completion percentage just five point four adjusted guards per attempt. It seemed to me that they approached this off season with a really concerted strategy to build around him in free agency. Signings worked out for the team. It's been really good. I mean it's really the same philosophy sophy we saw on the defensive side of the ball. Those have had fifteen players. I not on offense for at least twenty percents of the snaps. Twelve of those guys are new into the roster. It's both running backs. All three of their tight ends five of their six top offensive. Lineman you know in a League where so many times you hear here that a team should sign a player or they actually do sign a player because they know the system quote unquote the bills. Sort of realized. Hey we have coaches who we pay to teach each player's the system. We should just go get those guys instead and so many of those players are playing in a high level and I think. It's really been perfect for Josh Allen Alan who even going back to Wyoming. He had to play hero ball. He had to sort of make big plays for his team to win. And we've seen a totally different quarterback this shear. I wouldn't argue. Allen is finished product but he's been productive quarterback this year a using his legs to create opportunities. He's hitting a lot of intermediate passes when he didn't do that last year. And he's avoiding turnovers man after throwing four interceptions in that really frustrating loss the Patriots week for this offense. Turn the ball over four. We're times in nine games. That's incredible for an offense that really just turn the ball over at will last season and they turn the ball over twice against the steelers last last night but they still did enough on offense to victory the snap just gonNa keep it off. He will sail. into the end zone touchdown touchdown buffalo. Josh Allen from one yard out and the bills are on the scoreboard early in the second quarter. Do you think there are any lessons. That other teams can take from the bills rebuilding process. Yeah I I do think so and I'm GonNa make a comparison that I'm sure. Bills fans are not really gonNA love but there's a lot of patriots in what the bills have done in their philosophy. The bills have been great at Pro Scouting and they've really found a way to bringing those players like I said who were struggling elsewhere. who were just guys elsewhere and turn them into much better contributors with Buffalo? They've done great work with undrafted. Free Agency have a couple starters in their secondary from there as well. They built their scheme scheme to really accommodate their players. And that's not just the Patriots thing but also way ravens thing where we're seeing that with Lamar Jackson and all the great stuff they've done on offense The bills don't have a scheme that throws the ball up fifteen times a game downfield. Just because Josh Allen has a strong arm they create better throws for him that that play to his arm strength as opposed to just trying to hit a big play because Josh Allen has in his arsenal I think in the big picture. There's just this idea that you shouldn't blindly follow what the NFL does with their trans so the bills are in the playoffs. Most likely as a wildcard team and bill while the defense is he's one of the best in the league offense has been up and down they really didn't produce very much against Pittsburgh. Do you think that that's a formula that can and work in January. I do not. I think they're a team. Nobody's GONNA WANNA play this postseason. It's very different from twenty seventeen eighteen where I don't think it's fair to say. The bills sort of meant the playoffs by accident that year. When they benched tyrod Taylor Nathan Peterman in mid season and kind of just rent a hot streak into the playoffs over the final month of the year? This team is way better on defense. They have more faith than Allen and I think the playoffs actually line up pretty well for for them as a five seat which is most likely where they're gonNA fall. They're terrible matchup for the Texans who they really really gave a tough game. Two in two thousand eighteen only for Nathan Peterman the throw too late interceptions to hand the texts victory and then they gave them our tax and Fitz. When they played last Sunday? I don't think this is going to be the last time the bills are going to be in the playoffs with this court. They're really opposition to be the best team in the AFC east. If the Patriots slip any further. And I am. I don't think I think it's too far to say that I'd be the best team in the AFC east right now
Chiefs hang onto perfect record thanks to last-minute comeback vs. Lions
"Let's start with the chiefs patch genuine this we can then Detroit. We gotTA GOTTA get into this trump to the fourth quarter undo to play. He's down by three four at the name. mahomes scrambles fifteen yards for the crucial first down later in the drive. Dr Daryl Williams punches it in from the won his second score of the day cheese. Take the four point lead one last shot for the Lions who played well yesterday yesterday but Matthew Stafford's hail. Mary is knocked down chiefs. Hold onto win thirty four thirty to remain undefeated undefeated can't even start with you. How were the chiefs able to rally for this win against Detroit. It starts with the back to back gold ago. Situations wasted where the chiefs defense was able to stand up and force turnovers yet crystals fumble recovery and you had to be shot Berlin fumble recovery which ended up being a touchdown. Everybody on the Detroit lines offense was asleep at the wheel. Nobody decided to finish the play. There wasn't a whistle blown ended up putting six on the board so that's where it starts for me but when you look at yesterday's game the Detroit Lyons had an opportunity to win that game they had an opportunity to take control of it because for the first half of that football game the lions defense played pretty well against the Kansas City chiefs offense. I mean you saw some of the things that Matt Patricia was doing some of the bracket coverages on Travis Kelsey. You'll Sammy Watkins a lot of men coverages to eliminate those open window throws. They tried to make it tough on Padma home so when you look at that defense they did their job. The Detroit lions offense didn't do their job and that's where it starts. You've got to be able to capitalize on those back back to back possessions with Golda. Go to stem the tide to put momentum in your favor and dictate the complexion of that second half. They didn't put the chiefs away when they had an opportunity tremendous point is for is Detroit's Defense and Matt Patricia Defensive Coordinator in Kansas City. I'm doing plan against Kansas City last couple years. You can believe he made a phone call in that first. Half Game Plan looked a lot like the first half Game Plan New England has had against Kansas City and the two times that they were able to hold Patty mahomes down amount so that right there that was very very good Detroit. I believe is a better football team that NFC north. I believe now might be the best division. F- F- Detroit is the worst team. Let's see Minnesota is going to do but tremendous tremendous playmaking by the defense I see I don't mind if you have a bad defense. If you're GONNA have a historic offense you gotta be either. Get to the quarterback or you got a bill to make plays force turnovers interceptions in fumbles and in this game those turnovers what were they were to save him with you. Give Patty mahomes just enough just like Aaron Rodgers in this prime if you give him just enough time on that clock they they are going to march down the field in those two minutes situations in score because you can't do enough things defensively if you give them that chance but the chiefs chiefs defense you gotta give them credit. They made just enough plays that the offense was able to add to be able to steal this win because the offense oddly was the part that was holding the chiefs back early in this game you mentioned the lions turnovers and those were critical turnovers in the most critical spots but the chiefs themselves fumbled the the ball four times and lost three of them. The chiefs had three fumbles lost throughout this football game that stymied their own drives and this for me. Detroit deserves a lot of credit for playing as well as they did holding that chiefs offense. I know they scored thirty four points but one hundred yard touchdown return. You'll the chiefs offense to twenty seven. That's about as much as you can. Ask Your defense do held them debt. Winnie for the first fifty nine and a half minutes until the touchdown at the end but on the chiefs side of things good teams lose this football game great teams find a way to win the Kansas. City chiefs didn't play well. They turn the ball over a bunch of times. Pat MOMS missed you. Were right about the coverage. I totally agree for the first time this this season the chiefs you could see. They really miss tyreek. Hill Damarcus Robinson didn't have a huge Game Sammy Watkins Nabet huge game. They could use tyreek Hill and Patrick. MOANS missed some early passes asses were guys were open but in the ball back two and a half minutes left down three even when they get to a fourth and eight. Patrick Mahomes sees the right play way to make goes and runs and makes it is similar last year against Baltimore in a game. The chiefs didn't play well and Patty didn't play great for the nine that when he threw a pass tyrod kill this this when he ran himself the most critical play after that and the drive the one that put them inside the five yard line he finds Byron Pringle for his second career catch which one of eight people to catch passes Kansas City right now. They're playing their opponent every week and they're playing the Patriots record like there's there's two teams the league that are foreign oh Kansas City in New England and if you you give away a game like this if we do think the pats are going to be fourteen into and we know how important in theory homefield event could be then all of a sudden your plan from behind the eight ball so despite not playing a great game despite Patrick Mahomes for only the fourth time in his career not throwing a touchdown pass the chiefs found a way to win against previously undefeated team on the road in Detroit Kenny the same way the Patriots were able to expose their the the rams a little bit last year. Is there something to the fact that the lines did the same with the chiefs yesterday sort of put out there a game plan of how to do it and how to get to the chiefs. I mean they he did keep Patrick Mahomes from scoring a touchdown Jimmy. It's a Copycat League and Pat Mahomes was working on a street of fourteen consecutive games where he had two touchdowns or more thrown. I mean he's one shy of Peyton Manning's all time record at some point. Pat Mahomes is going to clips that record but when you start talking about the Kansas City chiefs offense. It's not a matter of if it's just a matter of win and so when you look at twenty three games sample size that we have as pat mahomes being the starting quarterback in that offense you recognize. You're not going to win a game against them. Twenty one seventeen you're going to have to to be able to score some points and that's why you have a razor thin margin of error when it comes to red zone possessions and that's why I go back to those two possessions that the Lions had in the beginning of the second half Accu- have to be able to capitalize on those plays if you don't eventually Kansas City is going to make the requisite plays to be able to win the game now as far as the game plan that Matt Patricia employed. I think it's good for the Kansas City chiefs offense to struggle like this against that game plan so you're young quarterback develops answers when he sees those looks later in the season and as we get to the
Jalen Ramsey Active, Will Start for Jaguars vs. Titans After Requesting Trade
"Moving onto jalen Ramsey he wants out of Jacksonville unfortunately for him he will be playing against the dines tonight for Jacksonville in Jacksonville the Jags all pro cornerback has requested a trade but we'll be active again with the trade seemingly coming sometime after the game so C. C. which contender should try to acquire Jalen Ramsey. I don't mean I it doesn't have to be a contender tender for me right now. We only played two games. Everyone's a contender the giants I think we make a quarterback's which we right back into this but I think there are certain places that would be better perform. I think the raiders Jon Gruden got the CAP space. They got a really young teen. They could use the corner play. They could also use a star going to Las Vegas the Tennessee Titans. I do believe coach coons. He was a legendary highschool coach coach at Ohio State. He only coastal hieaux until last year we took the job in Tennessee variable who has experienced at Ohio state went there and got him. He is a great defensive back coach in his hometown there with the Titan the raiders are the titans feel are the smoothest transitions for him for a guy that has that type of skill set big corner wants to play a lot of man to man and as we said before he's from Tennessee and wants to go back there and anytime if you can get a big time star like that in a smaller market like Tennessee yeah I think that they should look into that particularly when he's listed the titans previously before the season as a place he'd like to play sometimes you worry big-time star. Would he be happy going to a small market the size of the market in Jacksonville's not why he's unhappy and because of his roots in Tennessee he has already said Nashville would be a place. He wants to thirty proven that he can get national attention no no matter no matter what I mean he's he's one of the star players in the league and one of the faces of the League that we have on the defensive side of the ball one team you mentioned yesterday for I give a couple of others that that I thought really interesting was Philly Philly. Obviously is a contender philly that is the place where they need. I would argue help the most on the back end of their defense particularly the corners because is I liked now. Come Jenkins. I understand we're talking about phillies injuries those they deal with spate of season ending injuries for Philadelphia with how active Howie Roseman has been and how great he's been at almost manipulating the cap to free up space when they need it you would mention philly yesterday that to me is a really interesting fit. It would be something that if you're the Dallas cowboys and you see wait eagles got who the Eagles got jalen Ramsey at the not even at the deadline a month into the season that could be a game changer. I'M GONNA mention a team no one's attaching them to but I think they have the space the picks they have the need. What about the Los Angeles Angeles chargers now maybe they don't WanNa pay Jalen Ramsey they all they're going to have to pay Joey Bosa two guys but they have the cap space to do it? They they are right now. They know that last year they were this close to being the number one seed in the AFC Derwin James is going to come back at some point at the end of the season they already have an extraordinary corner in Casey Hayward but they're starting a guy who was an undrafted free agent couple years ago at the other corner spot if you added few had Casey Hayward Jalen Ramsey Ramsey winter when James comes back that immediately becomes far and away the best secondary in the NFL well for one next year to pay Joey Bosa Casey's already already making a bunch of money Derwin James you already know you're going to have to pay him now. Both of those guys being from Florida state sometime. You think that oh well. Maybe that would work well. Maybe that might Mike not work so I don't know they haven't been the most contract friendly to their player. Philip rivers doesn't have a contract so to me. That's a lot of money that a team that is not customary to pay a lot of money. I don't think they would have that kind of money tied up in their secondary. Just two more teams quickly obviously yesterday. We talked a lot about the chiefs. It's for the cheap since the best player available at the biggest position of need but I do think the chiefs would have real cap issues with that Patrick mahomes going to become the highest paid player forever a year from now. They paid tyreek Hill. They went they paid frank. Clark may be above market. Sammy Watkins they can get off him next year. If they want to play really well race you're adding the highest paid corner in. NFL history was what Jalen is going to become would be tough to keep an eye on the colts though called I mean the colts have enormous cap space the draft capital. They're obviously going to try to win without being a super explosive offense the culture. If I'm Chris Ballard with Andy I am calling Jacksonville and bill and trying to take their temperature on that but he plays his last game tonight for the Jaguars most likely absolutely that would be my guess about eight players to borough road
"sammy watkins" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"The New York Post doing New York Post banks blues clueless is the headline for those of you enjoyed program on the radio, and it is a picture of Gettleman him in with his eyes shut and his hands out. And nobody really knows what the giants are planning to do. But they do have a plan because they say they have a plan. So we'll take back. They have a plan. Even though it doesn't look like they have a plan. We're gonna play word association. That's our plan for right now. So Chris let's start with the giants taking Daniel Jones went drew lock Dwayne Haskins. We're still on the board. Yeah. Okay. I'm just going to go ally junior. That's that's my word association for that. I mean, that's who I think, you know, they view Daniel Jones as that type of guy. He li- manning, you know, the persona and the attitude of always going to be in the same guy day in and day out. I mean you watch football. We all do he lamenting fifty yard touchdown pass his face days. Like this. He throws an interception. His stays like this. So I think there's a lot there as far as the attitude, and of course, the brain and the things they felt comfortable with that reminded them of Eli manning. And that's why they went with Daniel Jones at number six. Yeah. I mean, look, I I don't wanna pile on the giants here. But this is the giants. It's they do what they want. Without regard to what anyone else thinks they should do whether or not it makes sense, whether or not anyone agrees, and I guess I respect that at a certain level. But that's just the giants aura. We're not gonna listen to anything that anyone says, including are paying customers. We're just gonna go ahead. And do what we wanna do Chris. Yeah. No. I think that's right. And listen. Let's let's not be the giants have been a damn good organization for a long long time. I mean, they did win four Super Bowls. We're in another Super Bowl, and certainly have been very relevant for the majority of my life. So they know the last six years. No, they have not not in the last secures. You're right. It's been ugly. So we'll. I'm hoping the giants fan, you know, they turn it around. And I'm going to root for Daniel Johns because I'm a giants fan. So I'm rooting for him. Even though I didn't love the pick. No, that's an understatement to say he didn't love the pick. And it's still hard for me to have much faith in any organization that hired Ben mcadoo to be the head coach all due respect to Ben MacIntyre. All right. Ben, none the jets that's the point the jet. Standing Pat at number three and taking Quinton Williams. Your thought I mean, I thought of like shamrock I mean, Dan McCartney has got a shamrock up is. But that's what he's got. Because he's add some guys fall to him in the draft. And I don't want to take credit for them. But you know, Leonard Williams fell to them at number six a lot of people thought he was the number one pick in the draft that year, you know, darnold last year kind of fall in them, the number three, I think they viewed him as the number one pick and the number one guy, you know, Jamal Adams falling to them, you know, at I believe it was what in five or six as well as far as traffic. And then you get Quinton Williams to fall, the number three who, you know, most people I know had Clinton Williams is the number one player on their board. So just amazing that way I don't want to say, it's great luck. But it certainly got a little lucky to help them. And then of course, they made the right evaluation or right picking all these time. But just kind of seems funny. How these great players follow them from time to time. Hey, my word is a simple one smokescreen because we were led to believe that if the jets could not trae down at all over was guy at all of her was there guy at all over was their guy, and they had Oliver they had Clinton Williams. They took Quinton waves. There was so much that at all of hers bay, he's the daughter, and he watched film with break Williams, and all the stuff was there pointing at Oliver, and they go Quinta Williams, and and I think it makes a ton of sense. Look what the jets are doing Sam darnold so far looking like he's going to be the real deal lady on bell. And now another key piece on defense Clinton Williams can do what you think he can do Chris that defensive line could be dominant. We're we're trying to figure out between the bills and the jets which team is gonna make the move. Yeah. Maybe the jets are going to be more likely to make the move. Now. Maybe maybe the I do know this. And we're going to talk about the bills here in a second the jets and the bills are definitely going to be a pain in the butt. And the New England is not just going to roll stampede over the AFC east anymore. I think these teams are going to be a pain in there. But here this year right off the bat. And yes, the bills are the next on this list. They stay put and get at all over they deny. They talked to the jets about a trade up. Although there are reports indicating the two teams we're talking your thought on the bills staying where they were and getting Oliver patience is a virtue. I mean, that's just unbelievable that they got all over nineteen. I mean, great job by them, not panicking. Not mortgaging the whole farm on trying to move up and do something like that. You know, I would think that they had the vision to go once the jets didn't, you know, went that direction that they thought maybe there's a chance that the the guy we want false. Us but the bills like the jets fan some impressive players on this football team. Holy cow. There are team to watch out for Ed Oliver in the middle of that defense. And you know, they got your main admins the linebacker. Good secondary head the bills were what last year the number two defense and football. And they got arguably one of the best players in the draft pick number nine. Mine is very simple Sammy Watkins because the bills were at number nine five years ago, and they had to get Sammy Watkins, and they gave up so much to move up and get Sammy Watkins they ultimately invested two first round picks in a fourth round pick to get Sammy Watkins, you'd better be damn sure you're getting a superstar before you start doing that. Because at nine you're still going to get a great player. They coulda had Beckham junior. If they had stayed put at number nine back in two thousand fourteen. So I think that that. Yeah. The Sam even though Brandon Beane wasn't there. Most of the organization wasn't there. When it happened. I think it leaves a scar. When you give up that much to trade up and the guy you're trade up for ends up being a major disappointment. So stay put and take the best guy who's there and make the most of it instead of giving up future lottery. Tickets to improve the one that you already have in your hand. Yeah. That's right. Exactly. Right. And I mean, I will be shocked if he's not a just an absolute phenomenal football player as really the perfect scheme. Sean McDermott and the defense he runs in buffalo. So I'm pumped about that. Packers doubling up on defensive players with for Sean, Gerry and your guy, Darnell savage. I mean, both my word is Goudie Goudie Goudie Goudie, the these are two of my favorite players in the whole draft. I mean, Rashawn, Gary I thought was I mean if I had a big board and made a top fifty players. I would've put Rashawn Gary right around there the top five players draft again. He's a guy that's two hundred and eighty pounds and ran four five. I mean, that's insane. I've watched the kids since high school. I know he's a special athlete. I don't give a damn about his lack of production. It's about his disruption. We've talked about it. And he's going to be amazing and Mike Patton's defense and then yes, Darnall savage. Darnold, savage was one of my favorite players in the draft as well. I mean, he didn't just have one rocket up as buddy he's got two rockets up as but the Green Bay Packers defense, Mike when you start to look at it right now you go. Whoa. Like, it's getting you know, when you got Kenny cork and Mike Daniels. Sean. Gary on your D line. And now you got Preston Smith ends a Daria Smith on on the ends of that play linebacker defensive end. And you got Giro L exander and a Josh Jackson and a Kevin king. And now, a Darnall savage at safety. I just go watch out for Green Bay. I mean, the defense is going to be real this year. My reaction is this. Oh, Aaron Rodgers who's going to run the football. Who are you going to throw it to maybe we'll pick some guys in around two and threes. So yeah. Unless Donald savage is going to double as a tailback Rashawn Gary's going to play tight end. Aaron Rodgers has to be thinking about the money. They spent in free agency. Yeah, they got an offensive lineman. But most of on the defensive side of the ball. They use two first round picks on defensive players. And maybe it's an acknowledgment that if we are going to build a contender in Green Bay. It can't just be offense offense offense the elements favor. Having a great defensive bears did last year where they play in the elements. You beef up your defense? Yes. You still need to have a good offense. But you can't just ignore your defense. Because you've got a great quarterback. You still have to put something on the field that can slow down team. That's exactly right. I mean, you know. Yeah. Favor the defense. I mean, air Rogers is proven that he can get done with the offense was less than great talent anyways. So you don't. Need to help them out a whole lot. The defense has a chance to be special. You're right. It can't always be about. Here's the Green Bay Packers can Aaron Rodgers pull off magic in the fourth quarter. I mean, that's that's the way it is every week when we watched Green Bay. So now, the defense might make a stop, and we might go. Well, Aaron Rodgers is up by ten points in the fourth quarter. This is amazing. You know? So they had a chance the Green Bay Packers got picked number forty four in the second round. I think there's a good chance you'll see maybe another offense alignment or maybe a wide receiver. Go there to them to help out the offense at some point here and the the halfway point of round two Packers. Take a pair of defensive players in round one falcons trade back in and end up with two offensive linemen. Yes. I mean, I big nasties. You know, that's kind of the word that comes to my mind. I the goal Lindstrom the guard from Boston College. I was not expecting him to be a middle of the first round pick. But there's lack of great guards in the draft. And I think that you know, him and Jona, you know, the kid from Alabama. Banking out his name with the Bengals pick Jona. Whatever the hell is name is. They were the two best guards is my point is. So let's from they got a guy that they felt like Atlanta's going to give back, and I think Dan Quinn's trying to get back to what he had in Seattle. Which is when he was a defensive coordinator there. He's got a pretty good defense are ready. And then he wants an offense a line that can be overpowering offense, align. Yeah, you know, there's there's some pieces that were definitely needed there. You get a franchise tackle and McGrath mcgarry from UCLA, not UCLA Washington, who, you know, long athletic. You know, you could probably start them at right tackle, gore, left tackle. I don't think it really matters. But you got a big guy in the middle at guard their Lidstrom, you know, next to already an all pro center and Alex Mack. You're not you can't just play Atlanta and think oh they're going to throw the ball of these receivers. They're going to be able to smash it down your throat with the run game to the control room tells me the name you were searching for earlier Jona cut class Williams. Cut cliff? William thank you. Yeah. What do you get David cut cliff? You got to watch the whole show to understand what the hell we're talking about for me. It's the it's the ballad of twenty eight three right because Kayla mcgarry is a guy who says my life is a country song. He's been through all of the hardships, you can imagine. Well, he's with the right team because the falcons have been through all the hardships, you can imagine had the Super Bowl in their grasp. But it was ripped away from them. So improve that offensive line..
Fantasy Football: Dream destination for Le'Veon Bell
"Taking the very high end fantasy glory impossible. But what if pick your love this? And this is levian bell the Kansas City Chiefs. Yes, let it happen. I let it happen. They were just a weren't. They just about one level away from a Super Bowl title last year. Wouldn't you say? Bruce worth just eleve- bell away. Yes. I mean, they almost got there with Damian Williams, and I would dance a beautiful dance on the fantasy grave of Damian Williams. If left bell were to go to Kansas City now lev bell at his current asking price would only cost the chiefs about two two and a half times more per yard than any other running back in football. They also investment they also need to find an extension for tyreek hill. They've got gotta find an extension for Chris Jones. This is a near impossibility. But what if I mean the question was what are you most want to see happen? I wanna see what Patrick Mahomes does with Sammy Watkins Levy on bell. Tyreek hill and Travis Kelsey. I think you saw it was what he did with cream. Yeah. You're right. You're right Damien Williams. But that is that's full man from the Mancha that isn't impossible. Now, the reason why the even comes up is on the basis of. Whenever of any team has a quarterback on a rookie contract. They have the opportunity to exploit the the capital positions. But they do have talented players need extensions is not likely to happen left. Bell to can't hear Helms already going into your three. Let's take a step back and just say how about love bell to a good team. That's what I'd most like to see happen and free agency have belly. Luckily that bell to Indianapolis. No bell to Kansas City. Love bell to somebody that is above five hundred. I think the only I think the only good team if you're talking last year, the only good team would be Houston. What about two more? I don't think they'll all they won't go pay. Yeah. All but they would not be the biggest knife twist in vision the teams with the cap money that wanna make the run and need the big name or probably teams like the jets and the raiders which leave. Yeah, volume. Yeah. Yeah. All right. Thanks, guys. Appreciate
"sammy watkins" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Shell twenty seven carries. One hundred one yards. Two hundred seven yards rushing two games against the chiefs this year. Second eight thirty yard by Brady off play action. Throwing the left side. Picked up by Sorenson. Field. Twenty four yard line. Daniel Sorensen the of scales and away from the patriots and the chiefs get back in patriot territory. Avoided a disaster. When he went to pick up the ball. The got away with which would in turn the ball over the goal is right now. The twenty seven yard three yard line. But this time. Route the ball thrown out in just a little bit. Alive. Akra flashes right in front of I think it was raglan everything goes up to two hands on it. It's a catchy usually makes. But about the hands right into storage first and ten at the twenty three. The patriots. Cheeks have never led Mahomes gets the shotgun. Snap off. I out stepped up throws over the middle. Catch made by Sammy Watkins diving down at the sixteen yard line. Patriots players tried to say didn't catch it. It's a pickup of aids. It'll bring up second and two seven forty to play fourth quarter AFC championship cheeks down three for one of the few snap. We've seen today at the patriots. Appoint zone and looking at the replay that ball was dropped by Sammy Watkins Bill bell red flag of yoga turn. It clearly hits the ground. That's no cats. Bella check with the underhand toss like he's playing St. ball or cornhole. Challenging. Cats. And he's gonna find that that toss will him on incompletion time out on the field with the score patriots seventeen chiefs fourteen. You're listening to the AFC championship game on Westwood One. Oh does.
"sammy watkins" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA
"Just a couple of quick things. I know you're saying with the end of the season Mahomes wasn't as good. But I mean, literally ovine was in shambles for awhile. Sammy Watkins was out anti Rica's plane, but hurt I just think that he's got the weapons to to really expose Brady today. How does that? How does that explain last week? All we had to do was run the ball because they couldn't stop it ran for one hundred twenty four yards with Williams. Plus what Patrick got and everybody else. Right. Well, how did you? How did you think? How did you think Mahomes played? I thought he took what they gave him. He looked like he got hurt a little bit. When he when he got hit in his knees. You know, looks like you limped off the civil matter how much that affected it. But. Feel like the he he told. That's I mean, that's that's not good. If you don't think he's one hundred percent for this game that that changes the calculus. I'm things. Maybe. But I think I think there'd be cough. You know, he's got hit them again. It hurts. Well, he didn't he didn't eat didn't have a week off it. They didn't have a bye week between the colts game in this game. No. They've had a week between the games they played last Saturday and today Sunday, okay. I mean, so you think so you think Mahomes looks you think Mahomes looks better than Brady right now. I think if you take the whole thing the whole five thousand yards touchdowns Mahomes. Yeah. I yeah. I I guess I don't I is that what is that the best way to compare the two is to take the full season to take sixteen games in compare those two against each other. Our team. I think you're better off looking at a smaller sample size. What have you done for me lately? How does Brady look right now compared to Mahomes? The Mahomes just did with the defense gave him. Well, what do you think the defense is going to give him in this game? Do you really think Kansas City is going to be able to run the ball? On New England. Kansas City held the chargers. To less than thirty rushing yards. Williams had one twenty nine against the colts. You think he gets over one hundred yards today? I don't. What kind of Mahomes? Do we get it? The patriots make him one dimensional. Eight five five two one two four CBS. That's eight five five two one two four two two seven. Matt is in Washington. He's on CBS sports radio. Hi, matt. How you doing? Hey. Yeah. No. I'll take Brady every day until someone proves it wrong. It's it's the same story. You got Kurt Warner. And they've no one can stop that defenseman or not that offense and the Brady and Bella check and eight and no one can stop. And then you have radian Bella check. And it seems like every time you get somebody that no one can stop. And and the patriots are yet again. Stick the fork in them. They're done. Invalid check come and do it again. But here's here's the thing about what you're saying. Is that you know, no one has stopped teams have stopped Mahomes lately. Teams have stopped Mahomes, or at least slow them down. Go back to that chargers. Thursday night game in home teams and Thursday night games. Usually have a tremendous advantage. Tremendous the home team Thursday night games. When the other team has just a couple of days to prepare average margin of victory is close to seventeen points in those games. The chargers got beat on that. Mike Williams, two point conversion catch Mahomes, just two hundred and forty three passing yards in that game. That's it. Four straight without a three hundred yard game. Yards per attempt against the colts. Just six point eight. That was. His worst game. Since they beat Jacksonville. Back in October. It's been a long time since we've seen Mahomes even struggle a little bit. And he clearly was not himself against the colts. But one colts fan has called it. Instead while they took with the defense gave them, okay? Malcolm's in Florida now, he's on CBS sports radio. Hi, malcolm. Hey, how you doing? All right, listen, I'm taking him home in this game. I think he's a better quarterback. And I think taking the chase. Because I think the better quotes or get into play at home. You you pointed out something you said, you didn't do we say Williams would have a big rushing game against the patriots Williams came from the dolphins and he hasn't gays where he did farewell against the patriots. If you if you take while he was playing for the dolphins. Also, I think the New England's rely heavily heavily on a rookie running back to to help them today and solely Michelle. So you'd rather. So to take this a step further you'd rather have Williams than Michelle. No, no, no. That's not what I say. You just a question. You say you do what's he going to have a good day against them? You're yes. Some good days against while. He was playing for the dolphins. It's all I'm pointing out. He played against New England. He's used to playing against the patriots. You've played in twice a you'll all the all these guys have played against the patriots. They played in week six. Right. But I think the key to this game is going to be solely, Michelle. He's a rookie rattled Brady but him being a rookie and knowing how heavily they rely on him. I think that's one point in the game you'd have to watch. 'cause I okay. So let me let me ask you. Let me ask you this question. Then if if you're concerned about how a rookie running back is going to respond to an AFC championship game. Why aren't you concerned? How a first year starting quarterback is going to respond to this game. First year starting quarterback. Well, yeah, I think I think he's I this thing like I pointed out before I say, I think the better quarterback right now is getting the play at home. And I think there's some value in playing at home in a playoff game, especially in AFC championship game. I think if this was in New England, I take the patriots hands down because it's not New England. And he's getting to play at home. I think that that's going to help him because the game because the games at home. You don't think the pressure is going to be as much? No. I don't. Okay. All right..
"sammy watkins" Discussed on Arrowhead Pride
"Because Sammy Watkins got that can be a difference maker in the playoffs. He changes everything we had John Clinton on yesterday. And I said, okay, not having Sammy and not having Kareem hunt that do the offense -sego seven points seven points. He goes now is Sammy I think you lease get that field goals you go from twenty eight a game to thirty one. Which is exactly where the chiefs ended up last week. I think I think Pete's take that once playoff time comes everything doesn't matter. If you show up, I think, that's the right take. I think that's kind of the way to look at it two. Biggest game ever in Kansas City. If you show up with some key plays like gonna forget that you missed seven games this year, the problem with the contract this. He was injury prone before you signed onto this. Contract and he got injured. But if he performs in the playoffs, it's fine. I mean, if you are able to be there for the playoffs, and you help them beat the patriots team that has been to eight straight AFC title game has been against us. Then to me it's worth the deal. And I'll be I'll eat my words and see that was saying like, you know, e crow, but I don't think I was wrong for how I felt during. But but it does make up for it in the play. Let me ask you this. Because real quick I wanna say this of I'm not trying to diminish Sammy Watkins did on Saturday against the colts. Yeah. The colts were capable of stopping anything. Kate the city wants to do offense really not Damian Williams. Not Sammy Watkins tyreek hill. Not try Kelsey. We agree. The patriots are going to be able to stop one of those four players that is going to put the burden on somebody. Somebody has to step up in that first game. So Walcott's had two catches for eighteen yards. If that happens in this game, I don't think they win. Although if they send their best corner to travel with them the whole game and Mahomes is able to take. Vantage other places like I think there's an argument that there's some value in that Sammy looked electric, you know, he looked electric in that game. I see that. And I talked to all week we sort of expected him to come out and be more like Jerry Macklin in the patriots playoff game. You know, run them out. They're not healthy. But at least in the beginning part of the game. You've got to pretend that he is until you find out that he's not he looked extremely healthy and dangerous to Brad. You're baseball guy. And you understand how when sabermetrics popular people were slow to accept them. And I think it's been my problem all year. And I think maybe dot can relate to this is you don't pay that much for decoy. Yeah. But here's the deal. If it ends up leading you to Super Bowl makes you start to change your traditional theory on this. Maybe it is worth it where you really go all in on all these weapons and some someone's going to have to lose out big time. And maybe that just happens to be Watkins in the scenario. And I know we're up against the break wanna make this quick point. The reason I was fine with Sammy walk in signing. And yes, it's a whole lot of money for not. A lot of production that you got that year. But nobody knew including Andy Reid inbred v-chip everybody over there. One Arrowhead drive. Your quarterback was gonna throw fifty touchdowns and five thousand yards. You want to do everything you possibly could support your quarterback. And that's what the chiefs did. And that's why I'm okay with it. And we call number two receiver, but he's not a number two option. And that's the difference is e overpaid. Absolutely. But you've got to support your great young quarterback that you went up to draft. And I think that's what the she's doing. So I understand the move coming.
"sammy watkins" Discussed on Arrowhead Pride
"I like to call them. The thirty one air varies gonna play every snap three safety source and he's good enough to have. Three. So time is up stop talking about Eric berry. It's on. I had more takes talk about. I'm not gonna say his name. No, it's over three save twenty nine. We'll play stump your time. Talking about Eric berry. That's par. Kina? I do want to ask you Pete about our guys Sammy Watkins, that's my man, you have been at the forefront of this is one of the greatest hustles in NFL history. Sammy Watkins is doing I love Sammy. I gotta eat a little bit of crawl. He looked dynamic. He did he was a plus for the Kansas City Chiefs. What I am going to be looking for is. This is the first time I'm going into a game with solid expectations for Sammy Watkins, I need something from you. You don't have Kareem hunt in this one who was a clear advantage for the Kansas City Chiefs this thing decoy week. This is you need to go out there and have five catches four sixty yards and a touchdown kind of week. This is the first time that I'm holding Sammy Watkins to you've got to do something you have to be part of the reason why this team advances in the Super Bowl you missed enough time during the regular season eighty read after the game set everybody was healthy you look on. And he looked explosive in that game. I need something for Sammy Watkins this week. I think I'm sorry good. I was gonna say I think they're going to get something the over-under on this games. Like fifty eight going to be a lot of points. Scored Mahomes is gonna throw it forty plus times. He distributes the ball. Pretty well signed me up for seventy five yards or more from Sammy Watkins. Crush Sammy just do what you gotta do. Man. Not going to do the same thing that I just did. Here's how I feel about Sammy Watkins, right? He had a great game last week. You could tell that the offense felt differently with him. Especially in the first half. It did open things up quite a bit. You want the same this week? And here's the here's the trick. See I was on him just as bad as you are. We were on the same team. Ron was another guy who was on the side of it too of a waste of contract. Here's the thing. If you play well in the playoffs like defense could be bad all year if they play well enough in the playoffs to win the Super Bowl doesn't matter. How you didn't regular season same thing with Sammy Watkins if he's healthy, and he comes on and he can have some production, and he opened things up for tyreek hill he opened things up for Travis Kelsey and you win the football game. And this team is booking a flight to Atlanta. You could have been missed the last eight games if you were there for the playoffs to me. It's worth it's worth the contra. There was some dumb ass probably early in the season. I can't remember his name. But he did say that he thought Sammy Watkins would show up big in the postseason. And that's where his value is going to be. I can't really remember exactly who may have said that on multiple occasions on this show who happens to wear sketchers. So. I'm telling you, man, I thought it was it spec. No. It was not spec hates him too. I'm the only Sammy defender out there. I said Sammy you're not you're bleeding. You're not the only saving while failure. And only one of this Bill dam. Sure. Poppy, it's a popular thing sitting. I was like, okay. Let's get him healthy and see what he does..
"sammy watkins" Discussed on First Things First
"So that's the reason why you want home field advantage. That's why the crowd for Kansas City becomes very very important because. 'cause they make you rush. You can't hear there was a time when I played little league football. And it was a guy in my neighborhood grew up in housing project. His name was Jerome and Jerome was death jarrow one to play football. He was a great athlete. But the reason why couldn't play football was because he couldn't communicate. So one year we talked the sociation allowed him to play. But it can only be drafted on my team. And the reason why it can only be drafting on my team was because I was the only person that can communicate with them. I had about two months of training and boy scouts, and I had that who'd sign language Jerome. I just knew how to communicate just being in the neighborhood and everything with them. He played one season with them. Because I always communicate. I always be on the field with them. And that will Tom Brady. That's why you fight for home field advantage. That's why the regular season becomes important. So that you can run your offense like patting homes is going to build to do with those not going to be a Pete compared to what Tom Brady, and it affects you ability to run your whole often. And there's two. Very clear problems one for each team going into this game for the chiefs. The big problem is they have been bad against the run this year, and they have been awful as far as stopping running backs from catching passes out of the backfield Sony. Michelle is shown the ability that when he's given the opportunity he can be a high level in running back and James white is turning himself into one of the most prolific pass catching running back statistically in modern NFL history. The problem for the patriots is a numbers problem. If you're gonna have to on Tiree kill at all times. If you're going to have one of your rushers bump, Kelsey, and you're gonna cover Kelsey if you you can't leave Sammy Watkins alone, you're running out of people. Are you going to rush only three and give Pat LAM's all the time to either roll out in the pocket, you we know that they wanna get pressure up the middle and set the edge. So there's four guys they're two guys on tire e kill you only got five players left. And that's why the chiefs having this. Multitude of weapons is so difficult to contend with. They were the third highest in history despite Sammy Watkins missing half a year now Sam it now they are the healthiest they've been all season long. This presents real issues for anybody the homefield vans. The ability to communicate everything pre snap is obviously the critical piece of this game. All right. We got five hundred more angles attack on this game. We will do. So for the next three hours coming up next though. It's talk NFC are Jared Goff and the Rams in for a rude. Awakening superdome. That's next on first things. First. The sunday. Tune into FOX to see the new trailer of John chapter three para bellum. The way we go..
"sammy watkins" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"They seem to score the first time they get the ball every game. And that built into the crowd and and everything else if you can take crowd out of it. It makes a big difference. We went in there two thousand three and they were saying type of team priest Holmes county Gonzales, tremendous, awesome, thirteen and three. We won the toss. And took the ball. We scored I kind of kept that advantage the whole game. And then it made a big difference. I can't what do you do in terms? Do you have to play colts clearly were zone team. And they were afraid to play man, they weren't comfortable playing man, they left Kelsey wide open. They were afraid to hill the pats. We know a lot more confident they'll play well, they play straight, man. You have to man Kelsey will they man and place them zone behind it. Will they do some combination stuff? You're a guy who lived doing that stuff. What would you do in terms of keeping Kelsey anhil somehow under control is it? A combination defense. You have to mix it up and you have to pick your spots. And you can't let him know. That's what Patrick Mahomes are so confident because he knew it was almost on. And so he knew Kelsey he knew he had Sammy Watkins on underneath stuff. It was very easy because it was just on on if it straight man all the time, then you're going to get the pick routes in the deep balls, and they're gonna take some substance to hill. So you've gotta be able to mix it up and making think it's name when its own and sound situations. Play man vice versa. You can't let them ran on what you're in. And that's what the pay. Patriots do really well. And so they'll just keep mixing and you because you gotta keep somebody in the area code with Kelsey, John is a really is incredibly good player. He really is. He is. And the homes is patient. If you give him those on which which the coast it he was very content chain moving didn't throw any touchdown passes. But they control the ball and kept it going and ended up scoring on the ground in the red zone. But that's. Yeah. That's how doing a play they'll give up a lot of yardage in the middle of the field. And then they'll try to tighten down and take your threats away in the red zone. When it's title throws enforcing the seal. There's strategy will be not to give. Patrick Mahomes at twenty five yard touchdown pass. And hope they can shut them down. Inside the tent Watkin supposed to be a big players whole life. He's gonna get an opportunity here to make big plays in this game. There's no way around it. They're going to try and take hill away. You know that they're going to try and take Kelsey away. That's secondary receiver is often the star in these big games. You know that through the years, you know, the guy opposite the great receiver is often the star because he gets man coverage. Watkins is going to get a lot of chances to make plays. You're so right on that. When we had the patriots giants Super Bowl a while back on NBC. I remember saying predicting Mario Manningham would have a chance to be fair the game because they they were gonna take away cruise. They were going to do everything they could to take away the the top guy. And then the third would sabre has that opportunity. And I think you're exactly right. Sammy Watkins we'll get a lot of show will in this game at funny. You know, how 'bout white that'll men who people don't even talk about how how unbelievable those guys that deal with? I mean, it's amazing. How good they are an element. How many tackles he breaks? And how many first downs he gets and white too. You know, people talk about a little bit because he's been there. How good a player was white. I mean, the guy makes every play James white is fantastic. And he'll have a chance to have a big game. Because Kansas City is great man coverage. They don't have linebackers. Who can cover him? So that's Tom Brady will see mismatch. Chains has seven or eight. So then this going back to the old days. You know, he's as good coming out of the backfield is Preston Pearson was member ill Preston Pearson. Hey. And he was funny. When I was a kid every time Preston Pearson was in that Dallas backfield. He was getting the ball. That's all it was doing. He was going to catch that ball on third down. And they never say they never stopped him. He got it every time if you needed five five you need sixty got six he was a wonderful player. What's up? No question. James white knows how to play they know how to use him. And you get in those situations where it's man coverage. There aren't many linebackers or even safety can handle him talk. What Tony Dungy so little ED's? Kansas City any edge. It sounds like you think the Rams maybe this might be a year. I know I like, no I'll all the bears were the only chain that could possibly go in there and beat them the bears defense. I thought what would give them a chance Philidelphia played wonderful. But they just couldn't make the big plays that they needed. And eventually drew Brees got him. I think that'll be the same thing. I think he eventually the saints just make that play fourth quarter to win the game. What has to happen for the Rams to win this game? One. Do they have to do to win? This game gave got survived the emotional. I fifteen minutes the first quarter and not get snowballed an avalanche. And then their front has to do a good job. They've got control the line of scrimmage game. And then put pressure up inside. And they've got the people to do it. You know, no question Donald. So can put pressure up inside. But they've got to do that. And not let breeze get comfortable and in rhythm. So to me it rides on on the the running backs. To the Rams and those to tackle this keep last week. And he's got to do it again. Because you know, they're going to take Aaron Donald away. You know, he's not gonna get a chance to make plays and sues got to be the one who can beat the the the single blocker. And he did last week. He had a very big game..
"sammy watkins" Discussed on NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program
"Mike Williams a couple of times there. Mike Williams dropped on. That he should have had early on, you know, but the combo of Mahomes arm, and and tyreek speed and not the mention Sammy Watkins speed, I'm with you. And I think as long as and this is easier said as long as they can do what they've done all year, which is get ahead early in the game. And then they're not they're deeply flawed defense. But if they can get ahead and unleash the hounds on old man Brady, he's not to want to take a shot, you know. And that's the other thing. I know that's old school, Terrell. Suggs. Baltimore ravens. Pittsburgh Steelers kind of mentality. But if they can hit Brady and smack them good, even if it costs them fifteen early, you know, I it sure the evidence seems to be there this year and and early didn't hit he doesn't like getting nobody does. But if he's old it's cold. And all that. I don't know. I could see that that might have a little bit of an impact on the goat there. I know the temperatures are fluctuating right originally, they were like oh could be negative five and other Santa Cabeza highest thirty. So I don't know. Yeah. They're saying that this Arctic whenever it snows, especially if it's a blizzard like that typically, isn't that coal, right? You just can't have that kind of snowfall, right and frigid temperatures. So the one thing that they told me because it was twenty on the field. And so I was asking everyone last week. Okay. How does this? And they said there's no wind. It's no there's no difference whatsoever. If there's no end in no precipitation, consider all things equal. They said now the one thing and this speaks to what you were mentioning about James Jones. They said if you're a receiver, and it's really cold, and you can't get your hands to warm up then. Yeah. That ball can feel like it's you know, it's a laser coming through your hands. So that's where maybe bat Mahomes who really Zing that thing. You know, where that weather could come into play if it's really cold if you can't take enough off of that. And the receivers have issue catch. But it didn't seem like that was the case last we at travel scout missed some throws last week. But I mean that Kelsey catch was ridiculous. Wow. Kelsey, keep your hands warm because he's the one who's going to be having to catch those fast balls. All right..
"sammy watkins" Discussed on The NFL Show
"Blanketed the dude now on one hand, maybe the patches won't do that again on the other hand if it happens again, he doesn't do anything. I'll feel stupid. So what do you think about the the they they followed Watkins around in that game? In Steve Steven give more shadow walk ins in that game. I believe I mean, I look at the pro football focus coverage matrix. He shouted him. Okay. So any changes? Yes. Stephen it was sixty four percent of his routes and he held them on that to four targets two catches for eighteen yards. So I I'm torn because anything Bella chicks whole thing is like throwing new stuff at you. But at the same time, I also don't like Sammy Watkins men. All right. That's fair. So if we don't go walk ins, we got fifty three hundred so sweet that we have at home. Hogan, potentially or we or we downgrade one of our our big named guys like girly and get like James Watterson, sunny, Michelle, or Kamara, and then we have more money to flex our muscles at the flexes edition. But here's my question here. So is there anyone even around Sammy Watkins that we'd want that we'd want to reduce our Todd voice about four. Do we want? Mark ingram. C J Anderson. I I the only person I will come out. And if this comes back on me, I'm fine with it. I do not want C J Anderson. And I think that CJ Anderson's a wonderful person. And he's very funny on Twitter. And I enjoy him enjoying this run. He is not as good as this run has made them the Rams offenses. And I firmly believe girl is going to get a larger and larger share of it as the Rams keep if they keep going. So I do not see Anderson's the only running back at his price. I don't like talk me in anger. I'm talking to any of these guys. I don't know. We could go expert that'd be real pass move. Now. I'm not doing that. I don't walk ins. But I also don't love Chris HOGAN. But I kind of like HOGAN it as price more. I d I like coconut that price more to. That leads us at one hundred dollars, which we might just have to eat go out to dinner, we spent hundred thousand. Sri party. Yeah, I'm trying to trying to look at any of our guys and see if there's anything one hundred dollars munch, their, you know. So if we feel that with this lineup should I read it off read it oughta can't believe we're going to playing gronk again..
"sammy watkins" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Know? And I think the weather's gonna play a factor in a three three and a half points. Kids cities feel and I like I said over the years I've been a fan of New England. I don't see this week. I really don't know. I might even step out and make a play. I think. I think the teams have very equal. I they I think they both have really I mean both wonderfully. Solid teams. A lot of different ways to beat you post brilliantly coast teams bowl teams superbly coach. Yes. I mean both teams. Yes. In these teams. Well, coast spellcheck team, obviously, the doesn't need any introduction. They're both very well coached teams, absolutely. Bob had a very good game plan. He was really the unsung hero last week is defense for Kansas City because the defense did a great job against the colts. Can I get that kind of pressure on? Brady Brady's gonna know. Maybe they could have stepped up in full them last week. And they might not have expected that kind of performance. They're not gonna get caught off that performance after they watched it all week. They're going to sit there and say look into the matter of fact object called the chiefs dominant. So they're dominant team. I mean, that's as bad as high appraised. You're going to get Mark in Connecticut. What's up? Hey, mike. What's happening? Big patriots fan here to like your last caller can make a case that that went last week that probably one of the most dominant one was that was the that was the best game. I told someone. This week that I thought it was the best game the patriots of played in five years. Absolutely. And know a lot of talk about how the chiefs are going to guard the past. I'm more worried about how the pats are gonna guard that you what do you think? I think that's fascinating. Bella check now hill has hurt him. But it's a regular season game. It's very different in the postseason. Yep. What he doesn't one game? He won't do in another game. Now in the game this year, the forty three forty game the things that jumped out about that game. When you look at it. Now if you take that game just again a lot offense you're talking about a game with a played on. October fourteenth lot offense in the game the stats bearing that out Mahomes goes twenty three for thirty six for three fifty to four touchdowns. He he'll catch seven balls for one hundred and forty two yards and three touchdowns start right there. Hundred and forty two and three touchdowns last two games. He's had fourteen catches two hundred seventy five yards and four touchdowns. That's where they're going to start can they Gilmore and a guy over the top. Well again now. Can you even beat him? Listen, we know how good gilmore's. So you're gonna ask Gilmore not the plan straight up. You're gonna ask you more. You're gonna give him and then you're going to give him a safety high. So they're going to give Gilmore man the man on them, and then give them a safety high. And you hope that's enough. And there will be times he will run by them. Anyway, because that's who he is. Plus they'll bring him in the backfield. That's what Andy will do when Andy wants to get him the ball handling the ball. So as you know, a squad last week on on the on a sweep where he, you know, he he cut it back up inside for what a thirty five yard touchdown or whatever it was twenty nine yards five whatever it was that one more one more thing for the pad yet what they always have to have one of these trick plays lined up. Game. But this is about this is about these two guys. He'll he'll got targeted twelve times quotes seven balls for one hundred forty two and three touchdowns Kelsey caught five balls now in that game. On killed them. Hundred killed them hunt had one hundred and five yards catching the ball including a twenty including a long touchdown. And he had eighty yards rushing including a thirty five yard run hunt. Hurt them badly in that game. He's not there. Now as replacements and playing well, but he's not hunt. A big key in this game is the other receiver. This is Sammy Watkins chance to shine. This is Sammy Watkins chance to have the game. To have the game that Harper had when they took urban away the have the game that guys have had being the opposite receiver all these years. Be the number two guy. Be be that guy. In San Francisco in Pittsburgh in Dallas and cetera. And that guy having the big game as they had so many times when you go and double the top guy and take him away. Fascinating to watch though, Pat and Pelham what's up, Pat? I Mike next property against. Yeah. Let's have a little while ago. You talking about how like full brothers and. Burger, and I don't know. Yeah. And they've they've gone untouched. Healthy stay healthy. You know, I go back a long ways, I'm younger than you. And I remember Joe name is the marquee name where I'll say. What's his name Brady? Tom Brady's also mocking. But I know the NFL NFL in the world, of course of change. But they gun show Willie. Ben Davidson, Mike Lucci. Joe John Amos came in the league though when he came in the league. Well, he was examined coming into the league. The doctors turned to him and said, maybe we can get five years out of these knees. His knees were bad when he came in the league, he got hurt and college badly. So his knees were a problem. And he played more than you would think he stayed healthy. Then you think he had some freak injuries? Like the interception that he ran tried to make a tackle on and preseason that was against the lions and Mike Lucci. If I remember, I think it was Mike Lucci might not I think it was. And he got hurt. But he actually was able to play more games than you thought. He wouldn't considering how bad is knees were these three guys have stayed incredibly healthy. Dan, Stanford was up there. Hey, Mike, how you doing? What's happening? Wants to go back to stay in the Yankees. Like, I've heard you and a lot of other Yankee fans pizzas line how Incas and give up a lot. Although we got you can be on hold because if you want a callback because I gotta get did Lowry. Now who joins us the newest who was introduced today. Jed Mike francesa on WFAN, welcome. How are you? Mike. Thanks for having me. My pleasure. Welcome to New York. How do you feel about coming to town? I'm excited year. I there's a lot of a lot of momentum seems like with some of the some of the moves the Mets have made this off season. So I'm excited to be a part of it. The Mets have expressed the day you signed texted someone with the Mets. And I said, where's he going to play? They said everywhere and every day. So I mean, that's an interesting description everywhere and every day how many physicians are you comfortable at? I've got I've got experience a three three infield spots. Experience at second third and short. So you feel comfortable at all equally comfortable at all three. Yeah. I think the I think the number is the number who would say, I'm probably best at at second base. But but I I feel comfortable playing all three. And you know, it's funny. Second is probably the one if everything works out, right? You'll play the least mostly because rob Robbie being there. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, you never you never know. How you never know. But most likely. Yeah. Robbie does play a lot of games. I mean that's been his history as you know, the play all the time. So but do you play outfield? Could you play the outfield? I've never done it in my in my professional career. Okay. So I wonder I wonder if that'll come up who knows how about first base. Could you play first base in a pinch? I've got a few innings over there. I think I think that's certainly a possibility. Gotcha. Okay. So you're going to be they mentioned Ben zobrist, you're going to be the Mets version, and that's quite a good model. The use of Ben's over to has been such a, you know important player. Yeah. No. I I've always I've always used my. Versatility has an asset. Yup. I think if we can. You know, if we can get it. Right. I think it I think it'll be a benefit to everyone. Jade Larry coming off a very good year. Obviously in Oakland with twenty three home is ninety nine Rb is a very good season. What what attracted you to the Mets you obviously had places to go. What what what was it that the met said that really other than the money what what attracted you to the team? I think I is the first thing on mentioned, you know, a lot of it moves that have been made. Right. It was a it was a roster that had a lot of talent to begin with the, you know, you you key in on the pitching staff specifically, and then you add in. You know, the bullpen arms that they they were able to acquire this off season. And then the position players on top of that. And it's a it's an exciting roster. You've spent most of your career. Almost all your career. I think maybe even all of you here if I think of top of my head and numerically, I think all of it. Right. Have you played initially at all. I don't think. So right. One year when Houston when Houston was in there. Okay. Okay. When Houston was there you were there. Okay. So one year. What how do you feel about the transition? Is that going to be interesting is that can be tougher as easy? Why I I think it'll be I'll have to learn some pitchers. Nick speed. And but I'm confident in my in my routine and my ability. So I think. I think just getting getting there and getting experience I facing those guys early on. We'll we'll help down Brody was your agent before. This was that a big factor. Did that opened a lot of doors was that key always not a big factor? Well, I think what factored in his, you know, we've had we've talked baseball for a number of years. And so you know to to know how he thinks about the game and to kind of have a little insight into his vision with you know, talks throughout the years. I I think I think it helped. But you know, I think it was more than it was more than just that connection. Plus you couple of smart guys because you both from Stanford on. Yeah. He's a guy to you. All right. I am right. So yeah, you have that in common to obviously. So we're talking with jed Lowrie. From a distance. What was you have any preconceived notions about the Mets franchise it as a as a whole, I'm fading give it a whole lot of thought. But the any preconceived thoughts about about the metal. I know it's a story Sirri franchise to world championships. And you know, a lot of a lot of great players. A lot of a lot of good. Teams. And so I think that's a it'll be it'll be fun to be a part of that organization. How many how many games you must have been through there sometime in the last couple of years. How many games have you played at city field? Have you played there at all? Well, I actually I played played in the first game ever played there. Oh, you did. Yeah. In that. I win the match. I was at the Red Sox at the time. Opener preseason game the exhibition game. Exactly. Oh, yeah. Yeah. I was one of the first in the building. So what do you have any thoughts about the ballpark itself? It's a beautiful facility. And they've. Know back then do they they have the fences way push back with. Yeah. They did sixteen foot wall. So they brought him in a little bit. And so it probably plays a little more fair than that used to. But yeah, it's a beautiful beautiful park. Beautiful facility. I got to the two of the clubhouse today. Never had never been on the home side court. So that was a it was great to see the the facilities that were there available there. I really liked the puck. I I really do. It's got a ballpark feel you Yankee Stadium is such a big building. And obviously, it's very different. And it's obviously the Yankees. But I think the I liked the coziness of of city field. It feels like a ballpark. It really does. Plus the ball. I have to say is pretty fair. You can hit the ball ballpark. It'll go out of the park, especially in the summer months. It'll go out of there. Yeah. Yeah. No. I like I said, especially with those fences. Yup. It seems the place air dogma jed Lowrie how about the idea of. You know, is it. Is it fair to say you're a guy who can play one day here next day there? I mean rather than settling in and play in a couple of weeks here filling in a couple of weeks there, you guy who can handle that kind of movement day in and day out just playing almost every day. But playing a whole bunch of different positions is is that something have you ever had a year where you did that? I've played all over the till early in my career with Boston. So yeah, I think so. Yeah. Because I mean, that's tough to do. I would think you know, if you're going to be an everyday guy, but always changing positions. I would think you know, like last year you played predominately what second base? Yes. And so I mean, I would think that's gotta be tough thing for anybody to handle. Some guys are good at it. You obviously can play every position. But I would think you settle into the position get kind of a rhythm and get a feel for position bouncing from positions of positions. Gotta be a unique talent to have. Yeah. No. I it, you know, something that you gotta work out for sure, and you know. I'll have to I'll have to get into that routine. How would you rate? What you say? You would say second was I is that fantasy would that be your best position? Yeah. I think I think the numbers would agree with that too. And then now shorts always a little different for you guys. Obviously when you fill in short, you're not a primary shortstop, but how do you handle shortstop? Yeah. I mean, I played there for a number of years. And I I still feel like I got the footwork to do it. And I I don't think I would be asked to do it on a on an everyday basis for an extended period of time..
"sammy watkins" Discussed on Arrowhead Pride
"Is rush the passer with Ford and Houston and Jones and Bailey not anymore. I you're right about that. But Indy played into their hands. Indy. Played into their hands. And I'm not gonna fan, and you got a prediction wrong. I think text lines killing him. But. Like, I said, I think I think you know, you come into this game. And it's flipped and somehow the colts have lead. I think the game goes a little bit differently. That's why I think it was so important for the chiefs to get to that early. They rolled from there, you know, a little passive, I think in the in the second half. But by then it was too late here from Sammy Watkins in just a second first booger in Bonner springs. What's up booger? Are you doing? All right. I wo- for one. When before the season even started coming forward with a good season where we didn't get barest in the season. And we had a good drive pick coming from Alex Smith like you say what you want. But he was a good solid steady quarterback. And we made a playoff was I expecting to make the playoffs with a rookie quarterback pretty much. No. I wasn't was I expecting what he did this season. No, I wasn't. But at the same time, I still realistic. I like with with Brad. I was the same way. What he was like I was scared. I was born in eighty eight. So the entire time. All my, you know, a lot of my playoff disappointments came from the Colt and my brother-in-law's a huge colts fan. So I like I didn't even talk any factor because I didn't want to jinx it or the same jersey. I've worn all year because I didn't want to jinx it 'cause the coal. Oh, always had our number. We won today. Great win. Give me a good. Chiefs Booker, go. How about them? Let's go inside the locker room here from wide receiver. Sammy Watkins trainers coaches for six weeks give me prepared to play this game all week. Just give me mentally prepared on the hat goes off those guys myself, and I'm just been on a field grade on just giving those guys energy we all off each other as a blessing getting it was good. I mean, we got to win thirty one thirteen and we best ball. That's too good part about it. We got to watch familar from and get ready for the next division while ever feel out there. A little slow, but thanks picked up. As guy grew star blocking him. We start making place a lot of people in this league against you. I mean, and everyone says, oh, we didn't know that. We didn't know that you've been around this league along time that people don't realize a lot of people around the NFL choosing colts. I don't know. I even know it was to my life from over Susan, but it just to go out and play a game. A lot of speculation what we can can't do this team in this unit, and we don't really pay attention to the outside about the defense planet. Best ball. I think they got to keep it up and keep helping us out when we don't drive the ball. We've got get three outs. And we got to continue to feed off each other..
"sammy watkins" Discussed on Arrowhead Pride
"Free row. Kenny with the co casts if you could only have one guy this weekend. Who would you rather have Simi walk ins or Eric berry is a trick question? Because if I get a guy played at their best at the NFL, I won't Barry. But if I get a guy just healthy enough to play this game healthy enough to be effective and Sammy Watkins because I know what a healthy Sammy Watkins can do for this team. I've seen it with my own eyes. I know what he's out there that he's giving it his all he's trying his hardest every single ramp that you can for wide receiver and you've seen that output on the field with Barry. We got a really good half from him. Then we got a very quiet for quarters the following game. Haven't seen him since if he's healthy enough to go. I have no idea what he's going to be Sammy Watkins healthy enough to play. I know he's into manned more than just single coverage against a number two corner. I know they have to pay attention to him. So I just think he affects the game. More for guaranteed perspective. And I'm gonna look at it as not even going back to fully healthy, you know, best that he's been I'll go back a few weeks ago. If we get the berry that played in that chargers game while it wasn't perfect. That's all this defense needs to come up with a couple of crucial stops against the run and the colts game, and then be able to organize everybody on the back end. Make sure everybody can shut down Andrew luck in the short passing game and kind of put a lid on top of the defense. So I'll go bear. Yeah. It's Sammy Watkins for me. Right now, if you're getting one hundred percent, healthy Sammy Watkins men that would be fun. King. Sixty sixty seven percent of Eric berry snap so far. This season have been men. And in the first half against the chargers was phenomenal. If they get that Eric berry. Probably take that air berry defense. But you know, deep down that I love the fence and Chris Jones is my guy. But if this team's gonna win it's going to be on the offense of football. You're right. You're right. Jay Fisher seven asks. It was mentioned that defensive line had simpler assignments against the raiders. I think we talked about that last week. Actually, do we expect that again in does that help the opposing offense of lines game played this is a great question. Because literally after the pod was over we sat around and talked about this for like, thirty minutes. We did on link we need to start recording those and putting them out for some avionics..
"sammy watkins" Discussed on The MMQB: 10 Things
"He's not going to be your team leader. Like he's gonna come in. And he's gonna be a really good player. And you know, anything you get beyond that's a bonus. So I I don't think it's evidence of much of anything. I think it's evidenced to the system really has worked because they've been able to handle big personalities like that simultaneously over an extended period of time and the final question for the week. And this is another Tonio Brown question. I wanted to get two of them because I figured that. It would make sense to do. This is six right? I think it's the sex. It would make sense to two of them because it's the biggest or that we we we weren't able to address it off top. What would Antonio Brown's value? Be if he was traded before or on draft day. I don't think Antonio Brown's got great value because of his age, and because of everything that you be taking on with him. Now, the money part of it isn't the biggest issue in the world. In fact, if you wanna look at what top receivers guys like, Mike, Evans and Sammy Watkins and Odal Beckham got I don't think the cash issue is that big a deal, you be bringing in a guy who you know, is going to be making. I'm looking at the cash right now fifteen million next year eleven three and two thousand twenty and twelve five and twenty twenty one those are actually pretty manageable numbers. I mean, you are talking there. But a cash outlay of about I think thirty nine million over the next three years thirteen million years. Not much for an Antonio Brown. I think it'd be tough to get value of him because of all the water under the bridge. And because you know, the Steelers are going to be taking an enormous hit on from salary cap perspective, if they do get rid of them. And so I think he is again he will be on opening day of next year. Thirty one years old, and there is a lot of history here. I think you'd probably get maybe a day to pick for him. So that's all we got for today. Appreciate you guys coming out as always we welcome your feedback. We want your feedback. You can get it to me on Twitter at Albert breer on Facebook at Albert Arbor on Instagram at Albert underscore beer. And always remember to listen to all the QB NFL podcasts. We're all one feed now. So you can listen to the gambling podcast. You can listen to Gary an- Andy on Mondays and Wednesdays, and you can listen to us me and Jenny and Connor and sometimes bet it's all their one feed for four year. You can get it on Spotify, Stitcher. Tune in Google play apple podcasts wherever you guys. Get your shows. Same. Time next week. We will be looking back. Well, our weekend and ahead to divisional playoff weekend. Guys. He
Frank Clark vows that Seahawks' Richard Sherman era over
"Austin extra will be available short week doesn't seem enough time. For those guys to get rid comes the northwestern kid. Here comes the northwest. Justin, Justin Jackson. Irie comes also Philly rib as close aired out Thursday night eight that kid was ready for his close up against Pittsburgh on Sunday night football. Here we go. Anything on Spencer where tyreek hill on that front. Have not seen anything. Yeah. Me. See let me look it up. Here. You got something that yet? Okay. Tyreek hill expected to practice today, Spencer where and Sammy Watkins not. Yep. Oh, yeah. There you go. Tyreek hill returned to practice. Andy Reid said he's moving around. All right. And should be okay. For thursday. All right. Spencer where did not practice? You sent me this thing. Berry Jackson down in Miami said Ryan tannehill confirmed for the first time that he has stem cells banked in the Grand Cayman islands to use. If needed to quote, improve my quality of life or help them heal from future injuries had advanced stem cell treatment at the Regina came in in two thousand seventeen. Is that legal? That's the worst. John Grisham story. I've ever heard the follow up to the firm. Let's go to the Grand Cayman check on ten June who's gonna break in. Let's let's let's let's drug up, gene. Hackman and go grab tannahill stem cells. That's the worst Grisham novel. I've ever heard Tom Cruise looks exactly the same. Okay. Or is that is that the the dolphin brief? That'd be the dolphin brief. Nice. Where do you stand on these NBA conspiracies Keno last year? It was the flat earth that kind of dominated with these guys. Okay. Well, Debbie heard the latest one says he didn't see thought. Steph. Curry was on the wing and podcast and Ken bays, more and said, they believe the moon landing. Never happened the hell. And now a rep from NASA was talking to TMZ said this day will invite a curry to check out the lunar labs and all the evidence that proves that a really went down. And Houston spokesman said, quote, there's lots of evidence NASA landed twelve American astronauts on the moon from eighteen sixty nine nine hundred seventy two we'd love Mr. curry to tour are lunar lab at Johnson Space Center in Houston wins Golden State of Houston next March. Now what we're doing on March? You wanna put anything officially on the record rich? Do you think the moon landing happened moon landing happened? Okay, moon landing happened in. This is a is a round orb. We're spinning around on right now. Third rock from the sun. What's your absurd in your mind? The flatter. The flat earth come on. Just because you drive a road. And you don't fall off. It does not mean that we're. I don't even. Look, you know, what I knew that. We. I'm so glad we're getting an editor system since a bona fide newsman Jeremy shops brought to join us. You know, when the news segment is over when you say the words a NASA spokesman reached out to TMZ. No, it's over. So thank you. Chris
Look for Kareem Hunt in the end zone
"Just want to touch on tyreek hill really quickly. You've number one this week just. Something to think about with this this chiefs offense, which may be bad news for Sammy Watkins tyreek hill. Travis Kelsey and good news for Kareem hunt. Seventy nine percent of their offensive touchdowns have been through the air this season. If you look at their usage bas-, basically look at their OT, and how they're calling place it should be closer to sixty six percent, which would also match Andy Reid offense is throughout his career. So I would not be surprised if we saw a little bit more Kareem hunt in the end zone going
NFL playoff picture: Chiefs’ loss against the Rams helps the Patriots in the race for the AFC’s top seed
"So Nick after you saw what you saw from both teams offensively last night in the Rams and the chiefs can the patriots keep pace with that type of offense St. think not the patriots we've seen through ten weeks now with the patriots won't turn the ball over the way both teams Dade yesterday. They won't commit a dozen first-half penalties or close to it. The way the chiefs did yesterday, they're not going to beat themselves. But you looked at just the overwhelming offense of talent take the quarterbacks out of it and Brady last month hadn't been great take him out. Let's Brady come the playoffs going to be awesome with lesser grunk with Josh Gordon that still is not yet seemingly fully on the same page with Brady you look at what the saints have what the Rams have what the chiefs have what the Steelers have even and you say as far as talent. Perspective. The patriots are playing Tom Brady's stacked deck against him. And so I mean, I wouldn't count the patriots out in any scenario because they're so good at the details. But as far as trying to win a shootout, I know they did against cancer the earlier in the year. I was with gronk little healthier that was with the team playing a little bit better. I don't think they can keep up with the top flight offenses in the league as we're seeing them right now, we always do this in football is not a tale of the take. You look at the pats. How they play you watch the game last night. You'll be like, wow. How are they going to keep up this going to do the pets have started seven and three in the last ten years? They've done that half the time, but they've only made it to the Super Bowl with a by. So if they were to play one of these teams, and they had a bye, you're not gonna see Tareq you'll have two hundred yards that does not going to happen to a Bill Belichick team. So they might go score some points. They might build move the ball. But you're not gonna have one guy Bill to dominate the game. So in seeing this what? Say it's not about the offense. Do Bill Chitwood do something about Kansas City, entire healed. Now would Kelsey heard him would a healthy. Sammy Watkins Bill to hurt them. They have so many talented players on both side the way the Rams played patients. Couldn't do anything with that Jared Goff played that way in the Super Bowl. The patriots wooden goes, Tom because there's not one thing that they would build a take away from them was Bill bell. Check is going to try to do. The thing about is. It's not a matter who's the best right now. We know the patriots are going to get better. It's predictable. They're always better as the season goes on. So now in these last six games will they go five and one will they go six to build a get either that number two seater that number one seat that is the key to them. They will keep evolving keep getting better. Let's see how the Rams how they respond to this by a right? It's still a very very young team. I do like how they responded after the law. Us to New Orleans how they've come back and how Sean McVeigh has replaced the overall productivity of Cooper Cup. So those things I think are very very positive going forward. But the patriots they will not be the same team in January that they are today..
Odell Beckham Jr. doesn't know if Eli Manning is reason for the New York Giants' struggling offense
"Gonna take over just short of their own thirty yard line to start. Also, an interesting game going on in Cincinnati today where the dolphins have the ball. And today might be an interesting sort of introduce yourself right on right on for the Miami Dolphins because they go through and nobody really believes it. But some eyebrows are raised and then they go into New England. And everyone went well that'll be that'll be the end of that. And it very very clearly wise. But I still am not one hundred percent. Sure. Like, I don't think the dolphins were as good as three an hour. I don't think they were as bad as they were doing the last week. And with the way Cincinnati's played at three and one. I think today will be a day that we learned some things about the dolphins. Yeah. Because this is in a turnover tight defense. Cincinnati. I think I think that they are going to pose a decent threat. This game is in Cincinnati today. And so the dolphins have a hill to climb here. Ten they do it. I always look at the first four games of the season. And we're just on the other side of that now and people have all these really rash opinions about what they've seen through the first quarter of this season. Anybody who knows football knows this. Nobody sees in his loss in the first four games. We gotta get through this hump this no October into November tumble where we get to see who is persevering we've seen it many times. Also, you can sneak into the playoffs with a lower record and make a ton of noise in January. So a lot to be learned about all these teams. Okay, James Connell. With the first score the day. He's gonna pop in from five yards out for the Steelers. What I don't know. After review is whether or not it's going to stand it's going to be closed as to whether or not the knee was down before he reached across the goal line. Also, it looked like Detroit just scored a touchdown. However, I think of flag just called it back, and it was Kenny golladay, which means it really ticks me off because I've got Kenny in bulk leagues. And so this just ruined my breakfast right here. Kenny golladay from fifty yards out. Beautiful cats in the end zone. Touchdown. No, just kidding. There's a flag may have been a hold may have been a whole. I'll say, yeah. I liked this spot for the lions today. You don't like this spot for the lines today? Producer lee. I'm sorry. No. I love the Packers. You know? I love me some Green Bay. You know, I love me all the folks up in Wisconsin. I just think this is a rough spot for Green Bay today there to one and one they're very banged up. They're not clicking. Emma lions at one in three and at home are going to be a desperate football team. And hey, Mike McCarthy give the ball to Aaron Jones. Those are my things I want to say about this football game outside of Detroit's first game against the jets where they got utterly dominated on both sides of the ball. I I really do respect with Matt Patricia has done there. Because those guys didn't quit and boy, oh boy. Field but Tariq hill game. Yup. I was that was low end around and hill took it all the way down to the thirty yard line of the Jags. However, there was a flag along the way. So not in the backfield. But something tells me this is going to be a block in the back, and this is going to. Yeah. All we gotta hold. This one's coming back, at least part of the way. And we'll redo I down so golladay and hill right out of the gate. Not really. They call it on Sammy Watkins, look when you have wideouts who are willing blockers, you love this stuff, and you really do. But that's Jalen Ramsey who is a physical corner, and he got tied up where walk ins and and on his way down. There was a lot of jersey being held. So that one goes back, and they'll be I in twenty instead of I down on the twenty. We did learn this though hill does not seem bothered by the wet grass. No, he he looks at Justice. Yeah. He. Yeah. Tyreek hill can run folks. I don't know if you've noticed this over a short time, and then F L, but he is extraordinary with the ball in his hand. So that is good news for Kansas City. But again, you know, the running game right there on that play. Just a quick outside. Play nearside Kareem hunt. Tackled with a two yard game. I think this is going to have to be a game where you really aimed to run the ball inside the tackles. Because if you're going to stretch the field left auroras should say east and west instead of going north and south you're going to have those situations where runner is going to have to get feedback under him before he can actually turn up field. Okay. I believe that touchdown. Indeed in Pittsburgh was overturned. So the review shows James Connors elbow. We're looking at the freeze frame right now. By the way, he's not down the one. He's done with a one inch line. Yeah. The knows that ball is shy of the goal line with the elbow down. So here comes third and goal from inside the one. On the nose of the ball is almost already breaking the plane. In fact, when I played center when we had situations like this just to screw with the defense. I would put my feet right next to the ball and extend it into the end zone. You know, obviously, those don't count as touchdowns in James Connor with a leaping run over the middle of the offensive formation Steelers. First blood in there, you go. Yeah. So that's what this game's going to be all about if you don't score on one play. It's okay. You'll score on the next one. We're going to see in Pittsburgh today. And now it's official. The Steelers are on the board six nothing with any PAT try on the way. And that is the first score of the game. There are many more no doubt to calm. Baker mayfield's about to take the field March will also join us next as the cardinals and forty Niners. Get ready for battle in the bay later today. It's red zone radio with Mark and rich on Fox Sports radio. Yes, sir. Brown.
Jaguars vs Chiefs Predictions
"Hill, I guess. This is one thing. I we don't know. What's the deal with Sammy Watkins yet? Right, right. Does that limited in practice yesterday? Limited in. Practice yesterday with a hamstring and drought will be huge. They need that other weapon. I mean, this is a team that plays through their offense. Obviously, I think I'm going to give the Jaguars de the edge in this matchup. But I want to say this. I think their offense is going to play a big role in that. Because I do think their offense is going to be able to display smashmouth in-your-face football against the Kansas City Chiefs defense, which is the worst in football, and they're going to be able to keep the ball out of the hand of Mahomes too. So I think that kind of plays hand in hand. Well, I think that's really the match up that's going to determine the Jaguars offense against the chiefs defense and the chiefs defense at times on Monday night looked horrible on one of the touchdown runs Royce frame and going down the right side guys were just grabbing at him. There was no effort to try to to try to tackle him. So there are deficiencies on that defense and there won't be Leonard fournette for the Jaguars offense. He's already been ruled out with an aggravation of his hamstring injury. Can Blake Bortles do over the passing game? And I like the idea of grinding it out and shortening the game and frustrating, Patrick Mahomes and putting them in a position where he is when he is on the field. He feels like he's got to make the most of his opportunity because who knows how long it's going to be until he gets another opportunity. I still think though what we saw from Mahomes and hostile conditions on Monday night in Denver. I feel like that they helped me find even against that Jaguars defense. I feel like he'll be fine. The Jaguars have never seen a quarterback. Like this guy. Who's allusive a guy who can run and throw with velocity with touch on the run can make good decisions go left handed if he needs to they have that array of weapons, I think it's more than the Jaguars defense can handle and playing in Kansas City. Definitely an edge for the for the chiefs. But but can they slow down the Jaguars offense? Not jaguars. Offense is great. But we saw what it did a couple of weeks ago against the patriots. I really think that's what's going to decide this. When you know when you have one of these games where you've got a really great offense. And you really great defense on the field half the game the other half the game. It's the suspect offense against the suspect defense, and that's what's going to determine this one. Yeah. You're exactly right. I I look at it the same way the chiefs are horrible on first and second down if they can get the third down. I think I said this yesterday, and I believe I got to look it up. But I'm pretty sure that the number one third down defense and football. That's where they can be confusing for a quarterback was defensive coordinator, Bob Sutton. He will do some, you know out of the ordinary stuff on third down to confuse a quarterback to where you know, you drop back, and you just go damn I don't know what coverages they drop these people here this this guy there, and that's where they get creative. But I do worry about them on first and
Roberto Osuna makes Houston Astros debut, tosses perfect eighth inning against San Francisco Giants
"ESPN, app Allegra, Pilion this morning for Mike Golic junior Kennedy talk a little bit about the New York Jets and their quarterback situation. Sam, darnold get a chance to show what he can do in a real game on Friday meanwhile the big, question hovering over New York Giants camp is the contract status of Odell Beckham junior his representation leaving giants camp yesterday without a deal getting. Done because impart the giants have pegged Beckham's market value at. A total annual average salary lower then she's wide receiver Sammy Watkins according to. Our Josephine Anderson here's the latest on Odell Beckham junior's contract situation from ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter got a, situation here where both sides want to get. This done before the start of, the regular season both sides are motivated, to get it done and when the deal is done assuming that they can work it out I would imagine it would make him the highest paid wide receiver in the game because you could dress up a deal to look any way you want in really come down. To the structure the deal and the guarantee Right but the big thing for the giants and for Odell Beckham mystic get that deal done to give him that long term security these sought after that the fellow wide receivers from his draft already have gun Adam Schefter on the six. PM sports, center, last night. Talking. About the Odell Beckham junior contract situation and I've I've read some some reports that people believe this is trending in the right. Direction which is which, is all well and good but I'm I'm I'm sorry If I'm Odell Beckham junior's, agent and, the giants say well we're going. To give Odell, a salary That's a total annual average salary less. Than that of Sammy Watkins I'm not just leaving I'm laughing in their. Faces and, then I'm leaving Sammy Watkins is nice player got a contract. From the Kansas City Chiefs last year Sammy Watkins had seventy catches for five hundred ninety three yards he has one account a. One thousand yard season, twenty had a really good year and thirteen games just over one thousand yards, nine, touchdowns nice player but it's Sammy Watkins I think, the Kansas. City Chiefs, overpaid him. And and yet you know to to bring him into the, conversation with, Odell Beckham junior. Who is in the conversation among those. Being the best wide receiver in the NFL that is ludicrous ludicrous and I get it it's a. Negotiation and you gotta start from somewhere and okay so the giants. Up their asking price. I mean I I get, it it's gotta start. From somewhere and you know you're probably gonna low ball the guy I. Mean I, understand but if if our motel Beckham junior Afam Odell Beckham. JR junior's age I'm sitting down I'm trying to get a deal done what would be the highest paid wide receiver in the. NFL I'm watching this, wide receiver market explode And you mentioned the name Sammy Watkins it only better be because he's, among the names whose salaries will be dwarfed by what I'm about to get or what I'm about to get for my client owed l. Beckham junior and Sammy Watkins, are not in the, same stratosphere not, even is not even in the same. Conversation. If I'm talking about best wide receivers. In the, NFL, no-one's Mel yes. Sammy Watkins that's not even. A name you, pull out to sound really, really smart. And nothing, against him. Again nice player valuable player you know maybe helps out the, Kansas City, Chiefs this year. But I'm sorry Beckham junior's agent and. I'm looking at those numbers and the comp in other the comparable dollar amount is to Sammy Watkins We are laughing at the New York Giants First and. Last on ESPN radio and the ESPN app all is last night on what was happening with the Houston Astros who have Roberto Osuna who joined his teammates on Sunday and met with them in Los Angeles and had what by all accounts was a productive meeting with his new team-mates Roberto soon as the controversial pitcher whose obtained at. The trade deadline from the Toronto Blue Jays he made his Astros debut last night in San. Francisco in a game against the giants here thanks to our. Friends at KB EMMY not a seven ninety AM is audio of. Roberto, Osuna entering the game in San Francisco one nothing giants spot them of the eighth inning and Roberto Ceuta the new Astro making his Astros debut his first pitch to Alan Hansen pinch. Hitter is. A strike on the outside corner. All right there was a smattering of boos I guess you really couldn't. Hear, him that much in the background, ozone ah for his part on the. Mound did his job pitching a one-two-three inning First pitch. And that's.
Bojan Bogdanovic of Indiana Pacers draws raves for defense on LeBron James
"All right deb for fast track i get question for brian he's got him for me they don't necessarily have to do a sports you can ask anybody the other guy anything you want i'd always starts with a ceremonial coin flip okay brian lebron james back at it yes this time he's in indiana and a lot of people are now predicting the pacers to upset the cavs since the cavs play no defense heads the cavs get home court back by winning tonight in indiana tales the pacers win call it in the air heads it's heads that is heads the cavs are going to win brian you can go first or you can defer i will defer no advantage gate okay let's start here former rams wide receiver sammy watkins who now plays for the chiefs tweeted this last weekend quote i'm a whole different species i'm conc i'm convinced i'm not a human never was i'm more like an advanced reptilians solar being i'm very powerful it kind of scares me l o l if you're the chiefs are you worried about this tweet or is it just a football player being harmlessly weird what do you think are there real this is the no fun league john are there rules about that prohibit the playing of a reptilian solar solar being because if that's the case then i would say yes because you don't even they just signed him to a big deal if not that i'm going to go with the harmless weird fact what is in advanced reptilian solar being i think it's just some weird creation just you're just on another level.
Dez Bryant Meeting With Jerry Jones To Discuss Future With Cowboys
"Not the gatekeeper want to come out of the east and go to the finals you gotta talk it over with he'll so he's already ascended into heaven yeah i don't do i don't know the gatekeeper and gay keyboard the eastern conference that's what lebron james if you want to go to the finals to face a western conference final opponent you must you must you must and he right now he busy now take an open see philly at philly and game seven you like that you know the real good dogs in la they say they're not taking on any more pain than they do a lot of exactly taking on in mo skill well the phone's off right yale that's ryan will with jerry jones tomorrow to discuss his contract according to one five three the fan in dallas does is coming off a disappointing season and said earlier this year he will not take paycuts report also says the cowboys were interested in signing sammy watkins and that they did that does would already be gone we're joined by epson nfl analyst ray lewis good morning good morning but shannon will serve with you should the cowboys keep or cut does believe first of all skew to a meeting to be taken this late into the season to talk about if you go leave contract there's nothing to talk about if you're gonna keep days on the team there's nothing to talk about so i can only see two scenarios either gonna release them going to take a pay cut well he's made it abundantly clear cut is off the table now i don't believe at this point dads is tradable so i believe the ultimate outcome if that the cowboys will relieve dez bryant either tomorrow or sometime within the next week i believe that's the only outcome that this is going to going to the only logical one can draw from this conclusion that they're going to meet this late into it my only problem is this could have been handled longtime ago while week three months why wait three months maybe the owner thinks that this is like one of his son just took a long time to come to this he wanted conclusion f i was dead i know i wanna meet because i'm gonna wanna chance to go idea and for agency when it's wouldn't fruitful now for.
Winners and losers from the NFL franchise tag deadline
"The best of both worlds 'cause you're not breaking the bank for a guy who's still valuable you get keith him and as a team yeah it's the right way demand dramatic but if you're blunt you wanna you know you got your back called a yet though i called the blood if your ballot you want more guaranteed money for doing what you do yeah i'm with you i get it i totally get it other other guys obviously we told you that cal fuller was given the franc or excuse me the transition tagged by the bears the rams have used the franchise tag on lamarcus joyner their safety not sammy watkins the jaguars also did not use the franchise tag on alan robinson the carolina panthers have agreed to a new deal with kicker graham gonna know they were going to franchise him they said no to grow and former jagr's running back chris ivory has signed a twoyear deal with the bills dolphins owner stephen ross tries to clarify his stance on the national anthem a day after saying that all players on his team must stand for the anthem next year ross clarified his comments saying he would not force players involvement during the starspangled bang banner ross told the new york daily news yesterday that all their players will be standing and then decided that diet misconstrued right iif they weren't misconstrued i think he backed off of that when he got the blow by don't you think probably so steve kerr has spoken out about what he believes the nc aa in the nba should do with regard to one in don's and kind of the insularity topics involved in he says the ncaa should lead undrafted players returned to school i agree with him said players who leave college early for the nba but go on drafted should be allowed by the nc aa to reduce returned to school the reason he can is because once you sign with an agent you're no longer eligible i'm i'm gonna steve kerr if you had to go back to school if you choose right i'm four that too but how may that's a very small group.