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"sammy watkins" Discussed on Arrowhead Pride
"We have made it past the chiefs clinching by and we are finally at the week we've been waiting forces twenty eighteen and that of course is chad. Anyway it's always an important milestone polarize. I'm excited for it. I know that there's this joke. Contingent that we will sometimes see at saint joseph chad henny starter that group of chiefs fans. That are very excited for this week. Its speed group that we're t shirts to camp and push for henny to be the starter of the team. The chiefs of course have an mvp candidate at quarterback. He may not win it. Which i'm sure we will discuss a little bit in this podcast. What we have for you today though. Let's run through it. We're to go through the news. There's some news that came out early on this week. We have our atlanta falcons marinated takeaways. So probably be shorter show because we're not going to necessarily talk about the questions heading into this week because we really don't know exactly who's going to be playing so it's hard to ask questions about a game. You really no not too much about but after marinated takeaways. We'll get into andy. Reed's press conference from monday. And then to make up for john i have for you not one but two best chiefs things i heard all week. I don't care if that's not grammatically correct. We got some excitement at the end of this podcast for you. Good well at least be able to hear them this time. Yes that's the that's the main priority technical technical difficulties last time. But we're over it. We've moved on onto cincinnati all right. Here's the news sammy watkins. We know that he had a calf injury. Last game another game. Another injury for watkins. This is become a trend through his three years in kansas city. But the good news is that the chiefs expect him to be back for what would be. I guess their division around game. The report coming from ian rapoport of nfl network and especially in the playoffs. John this we know is good news for the chiefs right. We always want to see playoff sammy in the playoffs not necessarily before the playoffs but certainly in the playoffs or else You know he doesn't make much sense for the chiefs and let's be clear you know he hasn't had a big year. He's done what he normally does. Make clutch plays when he's on the field improve the offense when he's on the field but he hasn't had a big impact and we expect that in the post season or else people will be wanting to move on from him. Yes this is going to. This is gonna go exactly how we think. This is gonna go sammy. Watkins and four hundred chains yards the worst year because you couldn't stay on the field in kansas city production wise and he's going to have a phenomenal playoffs off this injury and she's fans are not gonna know what to do with it. There's gonna be some that are on the side. You gotta keep this guy. There's gonna be some on the side we need to move on. We'll be more move on this year. Just because i. I know there's probably more fans that were upset with how the regular season went and you think about watkins and last offseason. He was talking about being the guy. I don't think the chiefs are going to give him necessarily the money he's seeking but we don't know the details on that he was convinced last offseason discounted price. This doesn't help his cause in wanting a payment from another team. I mean you know. You're looking at a guy like eric berry. For example i think he was seeking a contract that nobody was really willing to give him at the end of his career. Simply because of the injury stuff. We'll see how it plays out the one thing you need to know again is. There's a good chance per rappaport. That sammy watkins. We'll be back for the divisional round. You won't see him this weekend. Speaking of this weekend's game. John a time change something that i have not been happy about but the chiefs and chargers which the chiefs have clinched the number one seed in the. Afc is a meaningless. Football game was moved to later in the afternoon. I don't know why they would do this. Maybe they thought. Cbs and fox in the nfl. That patrick mahomes could potentially play in this game. He hasn't necessarily been completely ruled out yet. But we don't think he's going to be able to play in this game. Because i think reid is gonna arrest him but three twenty five pm chiefs and chargers. I think it's more about making sure that the Broadcaster as competitive as pro as possible in other words you set it up so that the teams that whose results matter to other teams are playing at the same time. So there's no late where The results are preordained by team. Clinching in the early games Otherwise i got. No i got nothing and it's also very odd from the new move from one network to another but that may have to do with You know some kind of negotiation because one network didn't get a good game that they were expecting or something who knows But it'll be the chiefs at three o'clock which is not our favorite thing. We like the games at noon. It's us. Let's remember that it's always all about us now. You're now you're finally making sense on this podcast john. And that's that's the thing so pulling the curtain back a little one. It's a new name. We can finish up around seven eight. Pm still maybe enjoy time with the family or the night game. Three thirty ads are ranch..
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 Ruled Out for Chiefs vs. Panthers
"Weeknight in the NFL Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins ruled out for tomorrow's game against the Panthers walk in set Mrs fourth straight game with hamstring injury and, as expected, the Panthers activated running back Christian McCaffrey from injured reserve. McCaffrey placed on I R after suffering a high ankle sprain back in week two. The Cowboys say they'll start Garrett Gilbert against the Steelers tomorrow. Gilbert signed off the Browns practice squad last month, will be making hit his first NFL start.
"sammy watkins" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"And furious is art. So that's not even in the same discussion. Now the expendable is I was familiar with but I had not seen and I decided when coming across the mainly because A bit of a thrifty guy and these movies were available for free and I'm all about getting up the free movies right now so I found the expendable all for three so was gonNA check this out. I don't know how third three of them. I've only seen the first one but while watching the first one I've felt ripped off that spoiler alert by the way. If you haven't seen any of those like ten years old arnold was in it and I thought he was like a big player in the movie and I quickly find out. He's in it for about two seconds. Then he's gone and I'm like okay. We'll run into him later in the movie. They can't be a right. No that was it that was it. Just one cameo in the church. Where we have to call Bruce Willis Mr Church because they met at a church which of course then Drago and rocky. You're fighting together right. Did I miss something? That's Drago and rocky fighting together. Are They not real enemies? Well off their enemies off that scrammed contentious relationship in this one at Drago obviously betrays rocky and then rocky shoot struggle which does not Iraqi thing to do to have a gun and shoot drago right and he shoots up with a couple inches of his heart at Drago dying and then rocky tries to turn it on him because Drago betrayed rocky I and rocky tells them. Hey don't die bleep bleep. Just tell me what the plan is to get me and like. Is he the BLEEP HERE? Because you just shot him at. You're killing him like he's dying he's about to bleed out and now you want. Drago to be your friend after you murdered him at what they did. I mean we don't need to get into it any throw. I feel like we've gone far enough. This is where you're exercising restraint interesting that this is going to figure out if we did this movie. In Two thousand and twenty. We have jet Li fighting in a place for only jet. Li's tall enough to fight drago like that was a little bit sketchy. I thought there on the line. And then when they got out of like the local Because they were building up to that the entire league for your social your social your social your show short and then they have fighting under a stairwell will. Drago was too tall and that. Drago got him out of the stairwell just started pounding him when he's like. Now it's my turn or whatever it is at. Drago said the Jet Li. It was just a whole thing. Okay very good. Are you done now because you said you were done a few paragraphs ago that you didn't think Dan is at the movie? Seems to drag drag much like my recap of the movie and I was trying to figure out what is is exactly building up to and then Terry Jeffords you know gets this big bomb and he throws it in the air and then they shoot it explodes. And that's the whole thing Terry. Crews that is like that. Was the big payoff. I could not believe that. They made three of these movies now. Mike it's two guys told me that it gets better after the first one because the first one. I don't deserve two sequels after did it. Okay thank you for all your contributions billy. I regret all of them. The expendable 's is not strong when it comes to subtlety John Claude van Damme. When he's in it his character was a villain but you would never know it from his name Ville Lane. The Lane was his name. Because he was villain. You objecting to three expendable. When you love all four hundred fifty four of the fast and the furious movies what are you shaking your hand at me for. What is it that you want to say now is if you haven't said enough to contaminate and corrupt this segment as we.
"sammy watkins" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"Espn radio all throughout the a the author of this Sammy Watkins Article for bleacher. Report Tyler done is GonNa join us in a half hour. If you've not seen the story he will condense it for you and it is as unusual and interview as you will find anywhere in sports. Usually guys with alternative beliefs. Don't express them while they're still playing. That is not a normal usual thing in the antiseptic cliche of the locker room. It was A. You're going to be shocked that I read this. But it was it was it was very well written. I thought it had the right tempo and the right urgency attached to a story. Like this and op telling you Dan. I been inside for so long that I am willing to go down just about any path. I am not ruling out. What's Emmy Walk into telling me in terms of dimensions and knowing things and we're constantly dying and coming back to life? I am not ruling anything out at this point. Agai it's all on site Thank you for saying it. Do you have any idea what you said when you said that. The article had the right urgency. I felt like it. You know whatever Sammy was saying I feel like the author wrote it in a way. Just words yeah. Just they were just to say very good tyler done is going to join us at eleven o'clock eastern billy. What do you have for me on this subject? Did you just feel bad for Stugotz? Because Billy I gotta be honest. Your face is a helpful Q. For me in terms of whenever you make a face like if you've smelled something bad it makes me extra. Listen because I want to. I want to remember what it is to got said. I'm curious was that reaction to Stu. Gods saying the article had the right. I don't even know what that means..
"sammy watkins" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"Say Dan. I hate to tell you this. Espn doesn't like you can't wait until your contract is up. They want more greeny and less libertad. Did Jim Jones really hate to tell me that because I feel like Tim Jones kind of liked telling me that in fact put it on the poll Guillermo at Lebatardshow does the person who starts thought with? I hate to tell you this actually like to tell you this because listen here at Mr. Don't play twenty three. We understand if you hate me. It's okay it's part of the product. A lot of people have since we started. And we're on our third contract so it's it's sort of the design of what it is that we're doing here where. I get to be the unpopular one and you guys get to grow everything around us in a way that makes it very lucrative for STU gods again like I said at the end he gets to plant his flag at the top of the mountain and gets to celebrate because he is defeated despite general lack of morals and a bankrupt spirit of intelligence. Begging them more grady. Though I haven't that we asked Bhai alias at Jim Jones put it on the poll as well at Lebatardshow Guillermo are stand up comedians brave. Because I WANNA get into this conversation. It's not something I can do. I find it. I find it admirable. I'm all by good. Stand up comedy as much as I am amused by it because people are willing to get out there and after many months of sculpting whatever it is that they're doing they're expected to be funny and that is a really hard expectation to me but before we do that weirdly. Mike Ryan wants to object and strongly. I think because he spent the entire break chirping at me about it on the idea that Sammy. Watkins is a bit of a bus. Yes quote. Dan Lebatard Sammy. Watkins was a bit of a bust in Buffalo and Dan allow me to strongly provide a meager defense. Can you do that for Sammy? Watkins signed in buffalo just under a thousand yards his rookie season over one thousand yards in. Just thirteen games following season then. His final season buffalo only plays half a season as you know. His time in Buffalo was spent with bad quarterbacks and fighting through injury. We'd never really sell a fully healthy Sammy Watkins. I think ever bad season considering all the injuries and then they declined his option. That's point four when you're arguing bit of a bust however traded to the rams fetch as a player and a second round pick. He and he's six round pick. Go to La on aggregate. That's basically a first round pick and a lateral move in terms of investment. I think you're wrong about it on the poll an Lebatardshow is it fair to call Sammy. Watkins a bit of a buck. Oh I agree with you on the whole though because he could never stay healthy and Sammy. Watkins will do this. I think we have to look it up. I think he got like fifty percent of his receiving output in that first game against Jacksonville where he had like three hundred yards and then everybody rushes to the waiver. Wire and lets everybody down. I know I speak for thousands in our audience that have played the Dangerous Sammy Watkins Game. On a Sunday and fantasy summertimes credible wrote catch zero. Jabor more than often. It's one target now. I'm sure he does a lot in terms of taking the top off defense. We saw Deshaun Jackson. Do that. With bad quarterbacks all the time and him still getting big contracts even at his age because it's invaluable but damn if it isn't frustrating when you need them and fantasy Guillermo also put this on the pole. Are you stunned by how vigorously Mike Ryan felt the need to defend Sammy? Watkins it's not even the thing that Mike Ryan is most excited about Stugatz. He's most excited about Arnold Schwarzenegger because as we've talked about before Hollywood just keep remaking the old stop Arnold Schwarzenegger's turn making his return in his mid seventies evidently and reportedly to his Predator franchise. If you could call it a franchise given a Predator too was one of the worst movies ever may missing the best part though about coming back to Predator. You're thinking this is just another lame Hollywood reboot. It is Kinda but it's a video game. Dan Dutch in his prime. I'm getting arnold signing off on his likeness and his voice to a Predator video game in which I don't have to be sad what I'm sitting in a cinema because Oh man. The Terminator has white hair now. How does the Terminator Age o? Christian Bale is fighting a very poorly designed. Cgi version of Arnold Schwarzenegger because it doesn't make sense at Terminator Camberley Age. And then they try to make up for it in previous in later movies because Arnold agent. He's decided to come back into cinema after true story becoming the governor of California. I am so excited for this video game. This modern call of duty modern warfare style shooting game instead of shooting people. You shouldn't predators Dan and you're shooting them with Dutch. Are you back on the caffeine? Are you back on the.
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
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
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 Arrowhead Pride
"I just want to know when was that? It was there a point this year. You thought that she's her waiting to go to the Super Bowl? I know how we feel about this road for me. And I said it before and I know can't you disagree with me. I think a lot changed when they had to release Kareem hunt that they just have not been the same team after that along with that. This defense has played like this for most of the year. Would you agree with that? This has been the defense that we've seen this week one, right? The defense has been garbage the whole year. But the chiefs were invincible with Kareem hunt and Sammy Watkins in the lineup when those two guys are in the lineup. The offense makes up for a few mistakes makes up it. It's lipstick on a pig, but still they were invincible with Mahomes when he had Kareem, and when he had Sammy Watkins he doesn't have either of those weapons is got Kelvin Benjamin and two guys named Williams and only one finish the game tonight as this defense has been garbage from the start. The problem is the offense has not. Been able to be as invincible as it was against Pittsburgh. Oregon's the New England Patriots Oregon Santa the chargers get upset with injuries biting this team on offense. And this offense not being the same by and listen, it could be Sammy Watkins Watkins hasn't been a contributor on this team now for five or six weeks. Whatever it's been it's dating back to believe the game before the Rams game plays five snaps. The Rams game has a setback. And you haven't seen him. You know that being said if you you know, you wanna again, I understand and it's deservedly. So Bob Sutton deserves a lot of splaine, but at the same time, it's like, okay, you signed Sammy Watkins to this deal. I know at talk a lot about the contract, but he had a history of injuries that this is not this is not a new thing with to do it saying I understand. He's a great player when he's healthy any any any impacts the game when he's healthy, but he's an injured before. And even when he's had full season says production, isn't that great. But there was a lot of teams in that market to it wasn't like Sammy Watkins was. The the cheese only offering same you walk as you can do the same thing with Robinson Allen Robinson happen to stay healthy. But he got a huge deal from the bears to I understand what you're saying. But you can tell the difference between when Sammy Watkins is on the field. And when he's not a lot that I think goes to the personnel staff though. I mean, you're too big signings were Sammy Watkins and Anthony Hitchens and not for nothing. Anthony Hitchens hasn't been fantastic. Sammy Watkins can't get on the field. I look at a lot of the players that are on this team. That are good on defense. They came from John Dorsey didn't come from this regime. Like, I don't know if the chiefs it wasn't a real good off season to improve a crap tastic defense, and then at Watkins into it, not a great signing. VH didn't have a very good ops. And I I don't want to you know, I look at it and the all defensive drafts. And I understand that players are not necessarily all going to be ready. Their first year. It's really hard to nail a player. I mean, even you're seeing with Chris Jones because Jones is coming into his own and says third year. So it's hard to nail players that are going to be contributors the first year, but. The whole message of the season was improved the defense. We're gonna get tougher. It almost looks softer than last year. What you know, what did you do to move the defense? And then I look at the offense, and it's mostly Dorsey guys. No, people will say, oh, you know, each had the Mahomes pick to me if you're the general manager, that's your pick. I mean, I know that was interested in him. But someone has orchestrate the trade John Dorsey took care of that part to me that's John Dorsey pick too. So what is bread venous regime had done for this team? Nothing. My biggest critique of Brett villages tenure so far is hands down. Anthony Hitchens, I will defend Sammy Watkins pick or signing. But I will the other thing for bread feature..
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..
"sammy watkins" Discussed on First Things First
"That's the that's the scale come on America at work with smart guy, who lets me know that everyday. Coming up and running away with the MVP that's next on for. Beat the Browns thirty to twenty one Patrick Mahomes threw for three touchdowns and three hundred seventy five yards in the win. Nick. What impressed you most about this win? Listen. I Pat Mahomes had a pretty typical Patrick Mahomes game three seventy five yards. Three touchdowns. One interception. Was a hail Mary at the end of the half. Didn't really it didn't affect anything. But one place specifically stood out to me, which is about the embarrassment of riches, Pat, Mahomes has because every quarterback in the league could have made the play. I wanna show you right here. It ended up being a fifty yard touchdown pass. But a little misdirection that you don't see. And then cream haunt makes two guys miss and remind you he was the rushing champ last year. Like the fact that the chiefs they tyreek hill they've Travis Kelsey Sammy Watkins and their their best play their best offense, a player might be this guy. What what an absolute advantage. They have on everyone before the game starts. You can't focus on one person. You can't focus on one scheme you? And so Pat, Mahomes has been great, and he's might be the league MVP but plays like that or not. Because Pat, Mahomes is great. It's because the personnel around him is so outstanding. And that's what stood out to me yesterday. And also the most dangerous offense because of when you look at their fourth best offense of player, who do you think that is Sammy Watkins, okay, let's go down any other NFL roster and you tell me their fourth best offensive player. And you tell me if he's as good as Sammy Watkins, right? And I'll tell you know, you could see that last night in the Rams game. They didn't have couple of nights little option everything. But you know, he's not Sammy Watkins New England. We saw that you know, they they do low hodgepodge there. The coach got a scheme those guys Bill to get them open. Josh Gorges probably the third right now, and he's still not up to full shrimp. So their ability to be elite titan in a league. Tied in in in pro football this year, and we know tyrod Q one of the best three wide receivers. They've had football. That's the hung the running attack and his passing skills coming out of the backfield so explosive have you thought about anyone of those guys outside the Kelsey only thing can stop them to Golan. They can score almost anywhere on the field. If you you said fourth-best is walk ins, but if you go to their top three weapons outside of the quarterback running back tight end wide receiver all of them are in the discussion for best in the league this year. They might not be at the top of the list. But they're cream hunt is what have been one of the three best running backs this year. Kelsey is one of the three best tight end. Tyree kills one of the three best wide receivers eighties. And then you have a quarterback that is just playing at an insane level. This was his eighth straight three hundred plus yard passing game to me. He's played nine games this year. He's got twenty nine touchdowns on pace for five thousand yards. Even today's NFL. These are insane numbers. Pat, Mahomes is put. So with all that being said what if anything can hold this team back defense is defense and also penalties the one the most penalized teams in pro football. And when you get into a game like last night's game. Pat's verse Packers not was a playoff type atmosphere in either turnovers or penalties. They really hurt teams in games like that. We're trying to separate the best from the best when you play played eight games. So we have a enough sample size that they're going to be penalized team. How can you be great? And be one of the most penalized teams were you know, you're going to have to face the New England Patriots that right there. I want to be able to watch that because their defense is good enough..
"sammy watkins" Discussed on Get Up!
"Let's watch that again with the access on believable the way that he's able to hurdle the defender and then drag another one into the end zone for the twenty three yard score the homes twenty four thirty four three hundred and three yards four touchdowns. The chiefs win it thirty two twenty three. So we just saw that play to Sammy Watkins why did that impress you with the way they use Sammy Watkins instead of a tight end. Well, it goes back to Andy Reid doing stuff that is just so good and special in. So they come out on eleven personnel. What that means is one back in three wide receivers one side. And so we got Chris Conley up there. Tyreek hill that cheated down here. Number three. Three inside a Sammy Watkins. So what are the Broncos doing on defense down here? They're playing quarters. You've got a quarter of the field. You've got a quarter field. But really inside is what matters these guys put is on number to reroute is on number to reroute. And what Andy Reid is done is taken Sammy Watkins input him man to man on a linebacker. Okay. And as we play this for Todd Davis the linebacker. The big thing is what is Sammy Watkins running? Sammy Watkins is running. What we call a jerk route his big thing you've got to come up and do something what we call take picture B patients. And then you're gonna cross cross. This guy's face. The big thing. That's Sammy Watkins does a good job of is. I can draw does a good job of keep the distance from Todd Davis because so many receivers or get close to that linebacker. They collide hands on. And there's nowhere to go the distance from Todd Davis the linebacker. They're get into step to you. And then you win and we'll see it from the back into game here. These guys is on and you're going to get. Man to man on a linebacker and just that patients from Sammy Watkins right there against Davis allows that play the homes uses his is you get a wide receiver that coach knows something about matched up on a linebacker. The big touchdown for the chiefs. Okay. You have to jump over me. Now like Kareem hunt. You didn't do it. That was lame greeny you don't want to later. All right. I really love to let me try and save you over. Here are Laskey. We could because I can talk about James Winston that'll make everyone forget everything else. Winston and the bucks taken on Cincinnati yesterday. And Jameis Winston was just flat out awful. He threw four interceptions. He's thrown v thirteen interceptions in the last five games. And finally Dirk cutter had seen enough with his team down. He replaces him with fits magic. And magic was exactly what he was fourth quarter. Get ready thrown one touchdown to cut it to wait. There's another to cut it for two. They need the two point conversion to try and tie the game at thirty four. This is a game where they were way behind all day long. And just like that in the final minute that game is tied at thirty four. But the Bengals would get another chance behind Andy Dalton and company and with five seconds remaining. Randy Bullock would set up for this a forty four yard try to win the game and win it. He would thirty seven thirty four Bengals get the win for the bucks. A lot of questions. I'm definitely the reason why we came up short with. This game. And and I and I really I own that. I just can't play that having balls all over the place and not giving team a chance to win. But he's not the day. I'd have to decide that. Right. I mean, I don't have any problem making decisions, and I'll make it when it's time to write. But now is probably not the right time to make it. There are so many dynamics at play as they make this decision. It is really fascinating..
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
Buffalo Bills CB Vontae Davis abruptly retires from football at halftime
"At you live here. If you're still hanging out at the one of the lots, maybe. Sobering up hope before you get on the road. And maybe make it up some delicious food give us a call it. Oh, three oh, five fifty one eight eight eight five fifty to five fifty tough game today. And it it seemed to have gotten tougher somehow as the bills corner Bonte Davis who was supposed to be a big part of this defense in allowing them to be more flexible run more
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.
"sammy watkins" Discussed on WEEI
"Healthy man you gotta love it you know sean jackson mike evans that's another good one what about we haven't even mentioned what about juju and antonio brown that's pretty good i i think people want to see more from juju because obviously he's only come into second year button yet a heck of a productive rookie we definitely got one more i got what about side you've got semi ins and tyreek hill now because the sammy watkins you can't be buying into sammy watkins anymore i mean what does this his third organization already he's making more to both of us combined so wait a minute if we're doing that though right there's a lot of guys make too much money in the nfl right now compared to their talent level but you're right sammy watkins getting that big three year sixteen mill per year deal to go to kansas city what what the heck is going on and what is andy reid and he did it with jeremy macklin and he's of course doing it now with samuel walk ins as well but you gotta bring something up here the new england patriots the dynasty continues but is this the end for that dynasty lot of negativity surrounding that team rodney gonna find that if you think this special dynasty is on literally its last leg the safety blitz football night in america's rodney harrison on vientiane horsemen right here on nbc sports radio an the nbc sports radio.
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.
"sammy watkins" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"What do you do you don't want to pay him that money you don't wanna pay anybody that money outside of a quarterback that money so you're looking to get rid of them be you don't wanna pay him that money because you don't trust him to be on the field as much as you wanted to be on the field off things which we haven't seen at this point or injury which we saw miss twelve games last year or most of the season last year so that's what this comes down to is your trust in him eightyone a pay the money and be what your trust level in him because if you are not going to pay the top person in his field what the top salary is then as i said two reasons you don't want to pay that much money except if it's a quarterback or there are other reasons that are saying we don't trust the guy enough to hand them this much money and eat up this much of our cap and again the highest paid wide receiver right now is in tonio brown seventeen million who just got that deal done three other guys read over sixteen that would be mike evans who just got his deal done de'andre hopkins and sammy watkins sammy watkins of course now moving on from la and going to the kansas city chiefs the interesting thing too is what would be the value for odell beckham in a trade because obviously he wants to get a new contract going and that has to be factored in what you're right right i mean you're giving up draft picks most likely could be a science rates and then you gotta pay him you at some point if you're going to have this guy you choose to have him on your team you're going to pay him as top receiver in the league right yeah and he should be paid that i mean that's his value on the field says he should be paid that so if the giants don't want to pay it and they want to trade him if there is a team trading for him they absolutely positively know that they're not gonna short be able to shortchange him that he's going to he's going to be one of the highest paid if not the highest paid wide receiver in the league and the the.
"sammy watkins" Discussed on Around the NFL
"For him went out and got sammy watkins for him to me this is they're making patrick mahomes like the centerpiece of the franchise in piggyback off a mark i think the bills okay that's a winner but the giants and colts with those two draft picks so many teams still needing quarterbacks they're winners to they're going to get a lot of big able are gonna wanna trade up for quarterbacks now subscribe to the around the nfl podcast on apple podcasts and google play google play pop in a big spot and you could check us out on spotify you can get us there now as well also leave us review if you'd like five stars it makes a difference at hell even even if you don't like to just suck it up brown challenge to the audience okay i like that could backfire don't forget the around the nfl sub read it is alive and well it's approaching ten thousand members i popped in there the other day just see what was going on there was over four hundred people in the room at that moment pretty amazing so that is one of the great our backs of our shows are fans and how passionate they are so joined the sub ratted if you haven't and get involved because the heroes do lurk i would take that sub reddit room over the football club of america football writers of america will handsome boys conformation we'd be allowed in the in the in the suburb reminder i'm not gonna assume anything at this point i think it's pretty safety ssume that we we would be allowed to that not gonna sit stand hand the signing off for quiet storm the mailman the old boss miss moneybags last i haven't seen it yet.
"sammy watkins" Discussed on 105.3 The Fan
"Shared that that that view and and wants to approach it that way i do think that if if they would have gotten at the right number one of the guys sammy watkins got sammy watkins at the right that is a really low number that they would have gone to desert and say listen this is how much we have for for you or they would have gone to say we don't have any money for you and i think that those options all being in play is why the cowboys didn't do something with dez by yesterday and now senator watkins didn't come in at their price points he's gone elsewhere and so now hopefully the cowboys we'll go back to something sensible regarding which is leave it the way it is or tack a year extension on there that's really a phantom and you you get massive room this year i think you get eight million dollars if you do that now it'll add four million dollars or the cap next year but the head coach here wants to win right now i'll tell you right that if the head coach doesn't win right now he won't be around here next year to try to win and so there's some very sensible options and i just don't i don't think that cutting your best players is a very good idea and i wonder from their perspective and i know you said businessman part of it but it's not that they don't want dez or care about them they're just looking at their cat number and saying if we want to add to this team we have to do something is that right or is it like no we gotta get rid of this oh i think i think stephen jones is approach is pretty pretty cold cut cold cut it makes me hungry sandwich stephen's approach is we're we're we're running our business whereas jerry's philosophy is the players are partners here especially one who's giving his heart and soul to the organization you know it's the same why don't they cut jason witten going to be cold hearted businessman cut jason witten he's clearly at the end you can you get cut him and get six point five million dollars worth of room and it's over and off he goes to coach at tennessee or to coach for you or.
"sammy watkins" Discussed on The MMQB: 10 Things
"To punch a knockout if you will score big with a perfect bed head to matches firm dot com slash podcast to get the play by play on how you can monumentally improve your sleep today two nights and tomorrow all right andy lots more to get to that we'll probably have to pick up the pace just a bit sammy watkins heading to the chiefs so the chiefs all these years you know we used to say oh andy reid system will do what they don't need the superstar receivers that was well they kind of said that we didn't really say that on their behalf but you now got travis kelsey tyreek hill sammy watkins as weaponry for patrick mahomes and and one of the reasons they can do is because it's patrick mahomes always on that rookie deal so they're not paying paying an exorbitant amount to their quarterback well and it's different he's a totally different quarterback stylistically than atom alex smith so yeah well and adam smith to probably wouldn't he is is alex smith with with alex smith yes the system needs to win and to it because that's the he's a cautious kind of player mahomes is an old school gunslinger from everything i've heard and i've had chiefs coaches we were watched film and i saw what do you want your qb to make this about this stroz leaving throws on the field here and the answer allow teams comes back the next one's not going to our guy now will whether whether we want them to or not he's making that dig throw he's he's pushing the ball downfield into tight windows so to have a guy like walk into has some speed build up speed he's a little quicker than he appears to saudi looked better on film that has numbers suggested in la to insert him into the equation with kelsey and hill.
"sammy watkins" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"And eighty six or the vikings sam bradford gets twenty million to go to arizona breeds goes back to the saints mccown goes back to the jets working on bridgewater are the jets amendola to the dolphins paul richardson to the skins allen robinson to the bears sammy watkins to the chiefs anthony andrew norwell the panthers guard to the jags taylor gabriel to the bears wide receiver wide receiver marquees lee back to the jags and a slot corner aaron cove in from the jags to the texans at of all that i just have one question why does sammy watkins get paid what does he done who question they read seriously what has he done other than the fact that like he was like the most electrifying man in college football here's a clemson and pick ahead of khalil mack not to that it's been like he's been injured and he's been okay and then he's a couple of flashes here it's like a man that this guy is still getting paid on on promise and it hasn't really panned out now i'm not going to sit here and tell you i've seen every game sammy watkins is played but didn't seem like this guy like him in robinson were pretty equal as for his years and money i'd much robinson than i'd have sammy watkins but who knows maybe with him and tyreek hill i mean you would think that would work but i just this is a guy that the like i said the hype surrounding hype works there's not a lot of hype surrounding him anymore but coming out of college and what the expectations were i didn't seem like he's really close i'm okay with the forty niners not paying the guard because they were in on nor wealth thirteen million on average in either of these receivers fifteen million on average i'm cool with that they got this kid western rich berg who's either gonna play guard or center that's the kind of guy that they needed a young is twenty six years old i dunno taught about them i'm not sitting there watching offensive interior line film but apparently he's pretty good so that's an ice pick for the forty niners a sherman was on with the morning show this morning cambio dot com to hear.
"sammy watkins" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"And he's talented has also been known as fairly high maintenance sean mcveigh on more than one occasion had to take him into a film room and say listen this is why you didn't get more targets remember robert woods had five catches in eight of the thirteen games in four games sammy watkins sammy watkins head under two catches there were games in which he was invisible so this may work for kansas city patrick mahomes the new quarterback reportedly a world class arm watkins is a deep threat i would make the argument that sammy watkins is not just icing on a cake he may be the candle which is not even edible and eventually throw away this is one of these deals in the nfl that sounds huge sammy watkins leaves the rams but if you watch the rams last year the influencers were the brain mcveigh jared goff todd gurley and whitworth the left tackle after that it was robert woods john sullivan and cooper cup sammy's a nice player he's a nice addition he can go over the top but this goes back to something i've strongly believed the best athletes in the nfl play on the perimeter and they're fun and they're flashy and their home runs threats you build in this league from the center out not the sideline in what can to the chiefs sounds bigger than it actually is and peter king our to joining us next.
"sammy watkins" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Twenty two minutes after the hour pro football talk live today to finalday to apply to franchise the tag there have been three applied officially a fourth one is expected today we get jarvis landry the dolphins agree on some of the lines to marcus morris of the cowboys whose already happily signed his seventeen million dollarplus tender for 2018 and levy on bell the steelers running back those four are in the barn right where it goes from here who knows there are several more that could happen and let's start with the rams presumes they've got two guys in their considering which wanted to tag if either lamarcus joyner their safety sammy watkins the receiver they acquired last year in trade they gave up among other things a second round pick to get him also cornerback ej gains they got sammy watkins in a sixth round pick in return and the reports are they going to tag one of the other that tells me they're trying to sign one of them to a longterm contract right and then the other one gets tag and that's going to play out by four pm eastern today it does seem that way it's going to be interesting i wonder for the rams how much is the trade influencing them on wanting to franchise sammy watkins right like i give the seattle seahawks a lot of credit because they traded for sheldon richardson and they realized you know at the play is not up the franchise level so we're not going to do that just because we gave up a second round pick well the rams are in the same situation and i would say this i w i it bombed the rams and running the rooms i would i would franchise lamarcus joyner i think he's the better player at this point of his career i think he's more important to the team in general that safety hybrid position and that wade phillips defense is very important and they have weapons on offense they have the most weapons and football are ready so to me that would be my thought their semi walk ins is a good receiver but he's not quite the superstar we thought he was going to be coming out of clemson and look i agree with you it is never smart to.
"sammy watkins" Discussed on Around the NFL
"Greg weird you're just doing your job as the by thinking sat there yeah i was pre greg yeah you're that abbott along air eventually you got out of it while i still is in green by the way i'm still go to nfl honors granted i'm not going on the red carpet but my goal of it never go i think are going to achieve that and finally in the news jordan mathews this is so buffalo the trade sammy watkins to la in a corresponding move the trade four jordan mathews to become their number one wide receiver and almost immediately the guy exits the picture i don't know for how long but matthew sustained a chip fracture that those are good in his sternum chip your sternum the hell is going on around here with the old human body through rough sport in during his first practice with the club according to an official statement made by the bills a he is listed as weektoweek and i don't have to tell you guys that when you are traded deepened deep into training camp and they are expecting you'd have a major role on the team and you need to get reps and you need to get into the mix and your first practice you break your chest that's not good not good at all fortunately they have a really deep depth slot receiver why don't have any outside receivers right there in you never know some sometimes the consistent reports that like one side of the ball just isn't working it proves it's not that big of the of the bills though since basically the first day of training camp the reporters there said how much the offense struggled the tara taylor struggling in they're just it's not clicking yet i think this also points on one of the things brand him beam their gm noticed about the roster when he took over it's incredibly shallow nf of if a few players go down they are one of the worst teams in the nfl.
"sammy watkins" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Have two first round picks next year they have two secondround picks they have third round picks that's the way that you win in the nfl as long as and this is what the browns are finding out and we'll see what they what they do and have done with those picks yet execute on those selections but it makes sense for the bills because they had an asset in sammy watkins who let's say sammy watkins plays well this season while all of a sudden they basically have to make him one of the highest paid receivers in the nfl is that what they want to do at this stage of rebuild i'm not so sure especially because our it maybe he becomes julio jones maybe the injuries are completely behind him and he becomes the player of the doug well he thought he was maybe that could happen but at this point it seemed like it wasn't gonna work out in buffalo and again if you move off the board drought the receiver unless use julio jones you better be dam sure if i'm a bills fans sitting out there and i see that might passed on odell beckham and mike evans i kinda feel like man this is why we have been in the playoffs since the music city miracle the other side of this is the rams part which is they have a quarterback in jared gough hooligans horrendous last year now i like shared gulf coming out of cow i would have probably taken him number one i don't know if he was like my favorite quarterback prospect i thought luck was guaranteed to be a star coming out of stanford this move makes sense from the standpoint of gotha look so bad last season that the whole franchise basically rests on trying to make that guy into a viable and good nfl quarterback i guess the reports that rennes campus at the receivers couldn't get open sammy watkins is a guy who is an immensely talented receiver if he can stay healthy that's a guy who gives the rams a very dangerous target down the feel i found that to be a very interest trade and i am more and treat to see watkins in los angeles that i was in buffalo this season and let me conclude here by giving a.