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Mornings with Keyshawn, LZ and Travis (HR 1) 190625

Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

00:00 sec | 2 years ago

Mornings with Keyshawn, LZ and Travis (HR 1) 190625

"Whoa. Could you say morning, everybody? Happy, Tuesday people. Man three more days through four. We're just starting this already start. You can't take that marker X today. Get away from Chris, my damn nerves early in the morning creaky. It's not even six one yet. We'll see. He didn't even fix this. He's supposed to look at this. It'd be like Freddie mercury's, walk around the studio with little, Mike fixed. Mike's KOMO now. She's our L. We gotta fix something around. Why not right Lakers? Dodgers fix dodgers. It's going to happen. You can't win them. All them all is my. Yeah. You kinda women them a little bit kinda women and probably a little bit too key. Yeah. Kershaw the gams Grank. Yeah. Run the grant. Will they play inside though? That's the problem with that. Yeah. The dodgers got they got beat last night. Kirsch pitch. Well, neither Grank he really did. I matter but. Yeah, well he's he's always been a good hitter. Hot ninety five or something not inside. It wasn't. It was hotter. Air conditioning. But of course, the NBA had their awards last night, Janas the MVP will get to that at some point, but Jeanie Buss spoke for the first time, since really the last time, I guess we haven't heard from writer brother, since her, brother fired since the whole magic, and rob things. No. Not really recall. Not really. I mean, think about what's happened since we've heard from her last though, the season is ended. The Magic Johnson quit. Magic Johnson went on I take and hit the detonator on the introduce new head coach day. They, they hired a new that same day. Same day. Yep. Damn warning. It was the same day that morning already mid afternoon. Correct. That's right. They've made a trade, at least in principle for Anthony Davis. So a lot's been going on and we finally heard from her yesterday. And when asked about why she wasn't talking. She said, she didn't have much to say. They had already hired him. It was the press conference said day, that's got it. Yeah. It it g she wasn't at the press conference. No, she's tired. She wasn't there. She wasn't there. Here was her response. When asked about why it took her so long answer. I think. Magic decided he didn't want to be with the station. In this capacity that. So it really needed time to figure out what the process was gonna be. And that, that's all just taking care of business. Take you looking out after the Asian. Oh Martin that. Take time to think about it. It's been a while. Let me let me sucker punch. You really quick. Just bam. Let me react more few be like what the hell was that? What are you gonna do? You sit back for quick second. Think about I can't believe he just hit me. And then after two months. That's the best you. The problem. Everybody everybody, everybody reacts to things differently responded things differently. Everybody needs time to heal differently. Awhile, that's just all that. And your analogy getting sucker punched. I think is perfect, because that's basically what happened to her that she got hit with magic quitting, and then magical, and on TV was a one two punch, and it's going to take her a minute. I'm a nation to understand. Okay, what the hell just happened? But this is a long time and maybe she didn't want to maybe she didn't feel like she had a lot to say. But there was a lot going on. And if you're the person that's in charge of an organization, you can't just have nothing be said for the better part of a couple of months because we're gonna fill in the blanks. And that's fine. I think she's okay. What you fill in the blanks. Really? Honestly, do when you are running a front office, and you running a team or any business for that matter when something happens and you have to scramble to get it all put back together things are moving fast for her fascia to find a coach. We will hire. Oh my God. We got an interview we don't wanna do. I wanna I wanna. Lincoln to see. Oh, Ramsey's wife wants to do it. No, let's go get no wants to do it. No, he could do it. Do you want a lot? There's a lot, but according to worry about a press conference at worry about talking response wasn't though, I had a lot to deal with needed to sort it out. It was there is nothing to say, no, she. She just said she had to figure it out. Well, let's figure out she shed very beginning that she didn't have there. There's really nothing to say. And there was a lot that needed to be addressed. You could say I have I'm not sharing this the we're working with it with my team. We're figuring out what we wanna do. It's none of your business. But that this is the this is the question key. I don't know what our personality is other than she wants everybody to tell her that everything's okay. And that everything is fine, and that it's fine. And everything's gonna work out. Okay. Because it didn't feel like it was minute. I don't know if that's what's going on inside of her mind. Right. I don't know if she likes to be cuddled, which is what I'm. Extrapolating what you're saying. I don't know. She likes to be coddled, but what I do know is that as a fan and as a member of the media. I don't like it when you try to okeydoke me. So if you're gonna want this red carpet, and you're going to give a brief interview about the going onto the Lakers these last few months. You're not going to sell me on this notion that the reason why you didn't talk because there was nothing to talk my. There was a lot to talk you opted not to talk about it, and that's your prerogative. But don't try to sell me on the notion that there was nothing to talk about magic quit that nothing to talk about when the season has come to another disappointing finish was nothing to talk about when the guys names being mentioned in trade talks. And now it appears trade has been finalized. That's nothing to talk about. There's a lot to talk about. You don't have to talk about it. But don't tell me there's nothing to talk about. I think. Magic Johnson rob everybody already spoke. Everybody already laid the foundation, never really spoke. Either gave you whatever he was going to give. Robs prince. With Frank Vogel, when the Vogel is the coach, and he made some comments variety. I was surprising urban I enjoyed my time, working with him, but they never really got into the nitty gritty of what was going on and get into the nitty gritty. Why do I want to tell you something that I don't wanna tell you I'm not going to allow you to do me into having a conversation about something that we probably collectively as a group made a decision not to address. So I'm gonna dance around at the press conference. I'm gonna dance around it because that is what people in the front office is. Do you very seldom? Do you get people out there that's going to tell you everything how we went dow- how I felt about it? Big about it L z. You cover sports. Fifty years, man. What have you? How much not giving you anything. You don't you don't they give you nothing. So why make a big stink about shaded seining team. Because when nothing happens let the storyteller would hate meat in good clear. We ain't giving you nothing talk. I'm used to getting nothing. I am. I mean, everybody I interview with, who has a out of media training knows not to tell a media person anything of what makes her any different because she doesn't appear to have any media training because they're to me that two moments in which key. She gives you too much. And then there are moments in which she tries pretend as if there's nothing to say, at all, and there's a happy medium with someone who has proper media training. And to me, she hasn't found that place yet, I think yes, there's saying nothing purposefully, which is look, we're not going to really get into this. This is what we're doing with internally. You know, your business fine. Fine. And then there's Kevin bacon at the end of animal house with all his well, all as well in the city's on fire and the city in this case, the team was in disarray. There was a bunch of confusion, and she didn't speak for seventy six days. I mean that's a long time. That's a really long time. See nothing, Dan. Transco countdown date breakdown, the hours, she hasn't spoke since April ninth and I did some quick seventy six days ago. Janice, get some minutes, seventy six days ago, and on and on top of that, it wasn't a schedule presser. It was a I'm on a red carpet, and it was almost like she was blindsided by the fact that she was microphone there. Oh, gosh. You're gonna see. Oh, okay. Well, there's nothing to talk about nothing out. How does that the same thing you would have said it, it much more artfully, much sooner and much sooner? When you're the president or the owner of the Lakers, and this whole thing, blew up, you would have gone in front of a television camera. Mike fan said, look I've got a handle on it. You, you don't need to know what's going on. But I know what's going on. And that's the last I'm gonna talk to you guys about. Please. Lean heavily on Linden Kurt. Morning show. From? You're out of your debts early at non journey. Hit movements, I l z mostly can. Scrip. Sure, no disrespect, Tina Marie. Disrespect. If I don't know what it is. How you got to learn this, this respectful, how not knowing just as. Ignoring disrespectful. Just not being aware not disrespectful. We're talking square biz travel square. Feeling a little bit not as much as you. Oh, yeah. No, no, no. That's my girl t Murray. She straight, she used to be fired back in the day, though, there been do got a hold on. You know who's gonna last along with James? Oh, well, yeah. He got hold over. And like that you mix it up. Rick like to get it in. She. Anything? She liked Portia five. She did it all. Why not Africa society? I live a little. All right. Move long Jeanie Buss went to the NBA wards last night. And she spoke about a bunch of different things. She said that there's really nothing to say. That's why she went seventy six days without talking. She also says that she has confidence in the person running her basketball ops right now. Raw point, here's genie. Again last night. Whatever relation is out there. We don't read outside media to validate lifting. I very happy. There's so more to VAT answer, right there to the question, seventy six days ago, seventy six days ago, if that comes out, and it's like, okay sound like that was media training wanna one, the meet to and need to outside. Germ spreaders telling us what to do is today, two and a half months key to come up with just saying can I help you out magic? Johnson is not out side media source Johnson's when you're deers closest friends, rather, according to you, and he sucker punched you out. You don't have any points. No. You know what to do? I'm a point collector. So I have so many point dump at some point, and then one day, I just go, and I just dumped points spread some ten thousand Walgreen points I could probably by movie theater at this point, I have so many points tucked away everywhere. And I just horde them. I don't know why you're gonna buy a location with my points. I'd like to purchase live. Starbucks one time Steve actually maybe used points for like a flight or something, and I almost started crying on the number go down. And I was like, but I had like eighty five thousand points. And now it's like forty it's like it's like a pauper we to get into the bottom of that. There's something going on there that you're not sharing. That you could share your puts free stuff then. No, see y'all got on the point thing. It's not free. Why? Because I spend my money course of should. I give my let me rephrase. It's not free stuff. It is additional stuff that you get for buying something from I had a boss, Ursula, is my boss, and I don't care. I mean, everybody knows it guy at ESPN. Seth markman. We're sitting in the green room when I was doing countdown, we're in the deal, and he knows that travel back and forth, pulling up, you know, on top points, the whole deal. And he's traveling with his family vacation he needed two hundred points. More to finish the deal. Okay. He tells me, hey key. Is it possible? I can get you, can you transfer some of those United points to me? Wait a minute. Man, you an executive at ESPN? You want me to transfer two hundred points to you is going online. It just I had a lot of purchase you some points just cost you five hundred dollars and you'll get. Don't know five thousand points. Sure. He wanted me to give him two hundred a month points. Earned that I earned from flying you paid for no. No. I'll get it all the time for everybody. You can get some get a ticket. No. Honestly, this is the first time I've ever heard you describe yourself, as being ungenerous usually, you're very generous guy, but not. No. That's not a kidney. All the more reason, right? Anyway, I don't know. You have a lot of Starbucks points. Thank you for the coffee by the very welcome. Presient quaters you I drink the office coffee. Great. Defense sensibilities. Yeah. I try to I was like on my friends doing smell like a teacher, bad teacher. The whole thing. You all won't genius. Step out the figures. Still keep those trying to tell us remained a part of that was making me forget point gate. And, and that was the fact that Magic Johnson. If you take all the comments heard on every network and every newspaper column and, and every online has been written if he just simply went by an inside by the name of Magic Johnson, that is enough to have a conversation about, she tried to characterize it like this was something that the media drummed up when magic actually he originally had already planned to be on. I take that day, then they plan on announcing Frank Vogel, as new coach and instead of calling up the producers that I taking saying, hey, I don't wanna blind. I don't wanna do this on this day because of this he opted to blow them up on that day that was very purposely done. So, so I don't think it was purposely done. And I'm just saying, I'm only gonna say it is because according to Stephen eight Steven said, this was already said that you said he purposely. No, I know he's still went in and drop it. Okay. So what does he supposed to say? Now I'm not gonna. Let's see what the next year after. That when they were already promoting him coming on the show. They wasn't like they started promoting mid yesterday afternoon. And he was coming on the moral. I mean they were promoting him for like a couple weeks, since he's bam worth of media, we're nimble we have plans, and then plans change probably eight probably was traveling back east knows what the circumstances were, it could have been massaged, it didn't have to be in that order, and that on to do it that way. I know exactly. Exactly right. Let's try the sprint people's hotline. Shane you're on the morning. I agree with team expect with the same. Say it was young to continue this drama. Look, we got eighteen fishing, focus on his class stuff. What are what do you want to? No. Why? Post of replicas the name right now. How could you? What is they can't we just let it out? Tell me around here. Let me question when Magic Johnson step down. Was that a shock to you? What did you wonder what was going on? Yeah. Now. Agency. That's our point, grow to keep going over and over. I understand when you come in from coming from. But our point is, you're not the only one that wonder what was going on and two months went by and you didn't have an answer. That's our point. It's not that we want to drum up stuff is that she never settled the owes stuff and a proper fascia the way that had the head of CEO company. If you are charged with CEO company, and you have a very public scandal. And you don't say anything for two months, you're stockholders, and your shareholders are not going to was going to plummet plummet, look, the Shane's phrasing to answer them. We said, why do you want to continue the drama because there was no end to it because she never addressed it the reason that drama continued. The reason we continue to speculate is because genie didn't finish the the loop. She didn't close by saying, I'm not talking about the issue just did nothing if you do nothing. It's going to continue to have a life of its own the second part. Why are you bringing up old stuff because she went seventy six days without saying anything now we can say, hey, look she addressed it. Now you can go in Anthony Davis, and free agency and everything else that comes along with it. But when there's no period at the end of the sentence. And she was the only one that could provide it we're going to keep writing new words. We're going to keep trying to figure out what's going on. She didn't have to say. Here's where magic on it wrong. Here's where Rob's Aligarh the Batman thing never happened. She didn't have to through it point by point by point, which she had to say something that was say that CR. Now you got me feel bad. Oh, what's wrong with rob? Only step with the do that Bush is right this nothing to talk about. I certainly understand that when you walk on a carpet at event, the germs, spread their doing their job, they have to ask the question is, she did her job by answering the way that she did is not her fault that you didn't like her answer high. Magic you waking up with my fellas case on, you know that's my boy. L Elsie and Travis ESPN LA seventeen and the ESPN app. Cannot believe. It's been ten years since nj passed away, not that he passed away that obviously, we can believe, but that time has passed so quickly that a foot decade has gone by. There are people that don't know black, Michael. Oh, sure. Mike, my son Mike your son looked like that one piece pitcher no seriously. Because. Curious to know e-explaining you surgery surgery. Absolute know our neighbors. Times. That right after you clean. Neighbors. Monday was true. You down your way. A few. Thing was that right after you explain the other thing, you know, like l z. And when you had to have that conversation to know that was totally two different things growing up in a row. They wanna to know these things. Well, yeah. When you see Michael Jackson, you, you watch the cartoon, you know, the little Michael Jackson, cartoon, thinki- and hit a music and they're into it, and it's like well off the wall. Look like him. Eddie. I know Michael Jackson, you have to explain to them in in. He certainly as a kid. He knows the Michaels kids because they lived across the street from us. Oh, oh, wow. They, you know, you know, so Michael is. You know, when you get to be teenager. I mean as you grow, and you get to be older you curious. Sure, come. They don't look like him. Right. And so you gotta try to explain to them, and the whole deal. Well, twenty two nine passed away and here in the studio the day it half. I'm sure that was a good show. Whatever your Mark Wheeler. Yeah, that was great boy. Hi, how are you? What's going to happen? Coming punchy right in your face. I was when he passed away. And everybody started running outside playing. Michael Jackson and stuff like I, I had a different experience than you guys. I remember seeing on the news gone, and then going back to doing whatever I was doing. Well, I mean. He had some stuff going on. It wasn't like it was a shock. It was like, oh, right here. All right. Very him. What's wrong? Honey? Michael Jackson, just past there as long as we didn't pass. We're okay guy either. Stewart still here. We're fine. Find. A little bit better about society. Based on all based on that stuff. You know, all right. Genie talked she says she has confidence in rob. And she says that everybody's all preoccupied about everything that she and Linda, and Kurt and the role that they have with the team they've been doing this forever. Surrounding me. Linh ram Nisa. I've worked sack same wave last year's nothing's changed. But for whatever reason. There. Okay. So that's with a rush. Rush Markazi from the LA times I wanna play that again. Because listen, this is clearly a LCD your point where she shows up on the red carpet. And you would assume that she knows what questions coming, this sounds like somebody has no idea what answer. She wants to deliver because the question about, hey, what's up with curtain, Linda Rambus? You knew that was coming. Listen to this again. How many ums and ahs and searching for some sort of explanation that would make some sort of sense. Listen to it again. Surrounding the Rams or exact same way last year's nothing's changed. But for whatever reason. That. The reason people wanted to know is because you had a special events coordinator, calling the shots as who's gonna be the coach reportedly. Why? She's she's, she's struggling with the words because she's trying not to give you an she doesn't want to slip up. You should know this boy, damn media like that. I understand why she's, she's humming Hashi. She's searching for the right things to say. But to traveled his point, which I agree with she acted this. She's like ooh, grab a good question. I would ready for that one. I was waiting for the magic wand, had that one hat, rob who coordinator special events specially, so that's like Christmas tree. Christmas tree. Oh Christmas trees for the office potato. Them alone or Christmas trees for the staple center. There's nothing wrong with that job. It's a job that every organization big organization is going to have coordinator for sure. Don't typically hire the most important people, build the floor. We want the floor. We want the floor at the staple center for big lunching. Right. You want the flowers and she call Conroy flowers. Linda Linda going getting off the white roses. Could you come in here? We're trying to hire a coach. That was. Listen. I I'm with her, though, man. There's nothing to talk about the it's, it's it's over and done with an we got a new coach. We got Anthony Davis. We're moving on in a couple of days. We'll be trying to sign Kawai Leonard or big time, free agent. What why do we continue to have to go over what happened in the past? I mean, come on. Can I try to answer that? And I'm not being flip when I say because what flip flip the, the, the per- the person that's going to make all of those decisions the port the person that's in control of trying to do what you just described is the same person that couldn't answer that question is the same person that went seventy six days without saying anything and while we can celebrate Anthony Davis being you're all very excited about that. And that's a huge win like you said, one hundred times key that was Anthony Davis chose to come here. Not because the leg it up. Well, they maybe they could have, but this was where coach said we want him here. We're not going anywhere else. This is where he wants to be. So it was fate accompli. He was going come Lear. He was going to be here. They didn't get it done. Anthony Davis and clutch got it done. So the people that are still trying to make these NextWave decisions at the same people that put this thing in jeopardy to begin with that doesn't make me feel great. Well, here's why feel good. I feel good because it hi Frank Vogel. They seem to be having a the staff put together. Right. I mean it seems that way they they're, they're targeting a Golden State assistant who's been around this league. Twenty five years people swear by him until they got this, too. See, we didn't have this when he was gone vacation. Go jump off a roof and see what? But you got that assistant coach and you still got thirty million dollars, twenty four plus million dollars potentially if free agent to make things. Right. So at the end of the day, Jeanie, Buss, rob Pelinka in the Rambis twins or certainly getting it done. Who did? He's on, really want to do a morning show with the answer could startle you next. Rod Stewart is still with us Travis where Michael Jackson ten years ago, left much much to try to light that rise to life, just indifference. Is there an artist here pass away that you would just go, like, not just recording artist just across the board? Not author, actor, sure, there is, but nothing that jumps to mind. I'm sure there's trying to think no, if half black Hollywood pass away. I'd be a mess. Yet half a black Hollywood Dinsdale involved is and I swear, I'm not doing it deal. If, if I don't know them if I don't have a personal like if something happened to you guys that would be upset if something happened to somebody that I've had a relationship with somebody that listened to on the radio or see on TV. Art doesn't touch the same. Not like that. That I guess, you know what does touch you trav-? I know. All right. Let's start in the NFL. And let's start with Amari Cooper, who has a little bit of a message for the Oakland Raiders. Yeah. I mean, if Dallas cowboy one of the most story franchises in history sports. Bills fell. Playing in the Dallas Cowboys uniform, and as of now expectations are the same everything from expectation is when the Super Bowl to be the last team standing the last team to win a game though. The expectation so it finally feels like I'm in the NFL take it or shake it that is a direct shot his tenure with the radio. Absolutely. I take it all day low all taking take it. I think when you look at the way, the raiders organization was being run when Jon Gruden got there in how he treated everybody. And just all of those things player seat at, you know, especially coming from Alabama come from Bama, he was at a pro program in college, and he goes in Jack del Rio probably feel real good about this situation being groomed comes in and he wants to snap the whip the people in in act like this is, you know, I'm gonna just do it the way I wanna do it. And treat people a certain way. So of course. Oh man gut him. If you can't why not alcohol on it. Johnny boy, next one brand cook says that he has been working on his timing with Jared Goff. He says it's easy to do it against air when there's nobody out there. But now they have some defenders out there, take it or shake it, you can make major improvements in practice when it comes to timing. I would take it. Take take take we needed dump that. I think I think when you whenever you're able to do football, acclimated, things that your teammates, the timing is, is so important, and it's there you could carry that in you kind of start to understand body language in different things that guy would do at the top of his route. I mean, I did you know when I got the training camp in the mini camps that the work after practice was enough. I didn't need to I didn't need to be doing this off season stuff. Like now I'm not. I'm working on my own. I'm getting my conditioning up things of that nature. But when we got into camp, you know, you spend extra thirty to forty five minutes out there on the field, and you can get your time together that way is there anything you can do though, to simulate the, the intensity or the just the traffic in the danger involved in like a football game is different than just somebody can hit scared don't play me, don't, don't, don't go as we as we would always say. The, the, the, the wider to split that's that guy. He's gonna get why. Around and go you why trying to get all the way to the sideline all know parts going in there. This day is in their don't question. I next one Julian Ataman thinks that the jets may have finally found the formula to upset the patriots. The patriots are vulnerable coming into this season. Take it or shake shake it. Hey, that's the Bill Belichick message this off season to them. And he wants them to deliver the message to the public, and that's exactly what they're doing. I mean look making be beat. There's no question about it. But this overtaking them and all that sort of just slow down a little bit man. They're gonna lose some games because that's. Nobody goes undefeated. But the idea of that division, just being on lock the way that it has the better part of twenty years. Is there any vulnerability there you look at the jets? They get living on Bill. They've got Sam darnold. They've added some playmakers their new general manager second year head coach no change at all. Not. No change. How do you do you just gotta wait for Tom Brady to retire got away for Brady and Bill check to decide to say, no simple as that? All right. Next one, the Mets, there's a story coming out of New York. Then the front office, the general manager Brodie van wagon is involved in in game decisions that's actually communicating with the manager in the dugout on who to hit who to pitch an in game decisions taken shake it the front office being involved in the actual manipulation of the game as it's happening. I would shake it shake. You say the manipulation of the game as far as ups in all that. For instance, the women of take this guy out put this at this guy back to use a football. Of course, like the general manager, basically calling in place, from the press box for many years. Jerry Jones was accused of doing such from the press box. I think that certain general managers at halftime could or before games and a half time have conversations with the coach about what to do with certain players football how to use certain players at what they thought about doing the course of the week because they worked together. But I, I don't know. It sounds weird. You baseball guy that just sounds weird. Somebody would say, take him out shifted field. Sounds. And not just in baseball. I get it. I understand the idea of, hey, we're gonna use this guy like this. We're going to put this guy on the roster and we -ticipant him being used like that. That's just part of the collective of deciding how to run an organization. But if in the middle of the game manager picks up a phone and says, run spider, y banana does that happen because that's what's happening to have time. That happens at halftime general Majid hit coz, they gonna talk that do seventy million. He'll wrong with the roster him to ball that happens. Five years, though of analytics, dictating front office decision making has infiltrated, the managerial side of it me. Dave Roberts gets a lot of criticism for Brad Osman's basically, came in being announced, as someone who's going to be a mouthpiece. For analog deke's doesn't surprise me at all that the Mets and maybe this is part of the frustration. He has. No. I don't think there's any question. I think you're asking me. Why took him out of wasn't my decision. Not to put him in the there was somebody else there was making that call to me. Again. Manny Machado says that he hopes he does not get booed in his return to Baltimore along. In baltimore. Manny Machado gets booed in Baltimore. Take it or shake shake it. I would say that he got traded they didn't want to resign, offering nothing. And they're not very good team. So, at the end of the day is not really his fault that he left. I mean, why would you boom get you some great years? I never understood the booing thing for a guy that, that I get when you leave with acrimony when people are upset. When people I like it here, the team sucks. I don't like them in whatever it is. But when you get traded, and then signs and wears a free agent, I don't understand the hostility that goes along with that. Sometimes I don't think I don't think that happens as much as it does when you leave you leave on your own somebody or there's some issues in the city, you know, they're going to boo when I left Tampa, I got beer port. I went back. NFL slash NBA, hybrid, drew Brees is telling Zion Williamson, I'm passing the torch to you. Can you pass the torch from one sport to another? Just because you're in the same city. Take it or shake it shake it off shake. Get he's passing his marketing for sure. I don't know about the I don't think the pelicans going to be any where near the NBA finals, where drew Brees is got a chance to be in the Super Bowl again this year. And he would have been in their last year. If it wasn't for pre and post, you know, and, and it would be the Rams don't if the Rams, they don't get their calling goes for Super Bowl, but you can't pass a torch. I mean you could give him you know, obviously, it'll take some of the marketing away from him because his basketball, and he's big dude. And that city is a city that as trying to embrace basketball. So it'll be it'll be interesting to see juries gotta worry about getting to the Super Bowl though. They take it or shake at this hour made possible by blue. Blue doesn't make you a magic man takes you to the Super Bowl. Yeah. B L, U E chew dot com, promo code seven ten free. Just five dollar ship in horray. Spider to why banana to lie slice to the.

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My Wife Left Me But The Pack Is Back

The Adam Schefter Podcast

00:00 sec | 2 years ago

My Wife Left Me But The Pack Is Back

"The. Welcome back. It's the meantime, show, featuring Lenny, the only NFL podcast, we're one of the hosts Lisa tailgate. It's what happens any backs into the fence so that highly professional intro. I am joined by a highly professional person, probably the most professional football person at ESPN. His name is not a darn Schefter. It's not Adam Schefter with numbers instead of its, Adam Schefter, and I am so delighted to have as guest, welcome to the show. Adam, thank you for this units. A pleasure to be with you nothing better to do in late July. Let's talk to me or June. So I'm happy to do it. Yeah. Luck going on right now. Adam just started. I was trying to think of when we first met, and I think it's when I used to do in person the to fantasy football show on Sunday. So I would come to Bristol, like six AM, and I recall you were the only person in the ESPN cafeteria because you were the hardest working person ESPN, most you to say, but you were working harder than me, if you were there before me, so good for you. And that's. Listen Sunday in season. I love that time. The adrenaline pumping you don't sleep much. You can't sleep much. You don't wanna sleep much and. Yeah, there aren't many people in the cafeteria at six thirty AM order. Sitting exactly before I question I wanted to ask you something that's been on my mind. A longtime does it ever bother you that will just like news tweets are called loge bombs because atom bomb like makes more sense, and it's actual pun. No, it doesn't bother me. Listen is great. But Woche that's when you know you've arrive when you become big time when there's a nickname for your new. Why have one why you said, I'll atom bombs kind of fun. Good. Atom bombs kind of farming like Adam sounds. Yeah. Atom bomb head listeners if you're if you have any ideas for things to name, Adam schefters, incredible news break, Adam's apple. I don't know. I don't think listen you're not gonna do better than atom bomb. I know. But then, you know it's already like bombs of thing, and like, if I try to make atom bomb happens, you know what it's, it's all ESPN fail. Like we could have the same thing like that's time by me. If Meena bomb if I can get a story this summer this full that's worthy of that, Monica. I'm all for I'm not too ashamed or proud, or whatever the term would be to basically ride on his cO tails and doing my limit at this point. Listen, so obviously, you're the premier news breaker in the football world. But I really love hearing your insights on players teams state of both of those things we've been doing division previews on this podcast in the lead up to training camps. You know it's that time of the year and I wanted to do the NFC north with you, because I think it's a really interesting. Division. I think it's a division where there is an in this not everyone agrees with me here. A lot of people are higher on Chicago than me. We'll get to Chicago. But I don't think there's a clear favorite in this division, so well limited, it's great division. Let me say this that we can break it down and talk about it, but I promise you that if you played it back in January, and if she knows preview you would listen to say, what are they talking about because that's the beauty of football is that, you know, we all in -ticipant it, and look forward to it and discuss it and come up with all sorts of theories about what should happen. But the truth of the matter is, is that it never never goes, according to script that's why people like the NFL so much because if we were having this conversation at this time last year we would not have been talking about the bears winning the vision. They did. And every year there are teams that surprise teams that this appoint, and that's why we get somebody coaches fired on the team. Disappoint, and that's why we get so much hype. And excitement about the teams that surprise and it'll probably be no different saying that. Yes. I think the bears are good enough to win the north. I think the Packers are good enough to win the north. I think the Vikings are good enough to win the north. Yes. And, and I think the lines are moving in the right direction, but I wouldn't view them as good as the other three right now which means that they easily could go out and win that division this. Yes. Yes, I well, I'm always one hundred percent right? About all my predictions. But no, I'm glad you agree with me. Then I think we're on the same page is kind of a three three team race. And some of these divisions a clear favourite summits. Like to in to this to me, there are three teams that I think could take it. I'm really high on Green Bay. And that's you don't do these people out of my go through the charts and kind of look at how they change and going through Green Bay looking at just like the radical redefinition of this defense and thinking through what how much is often, evolve. And that's where I wanna start with you because. Obviously, it's going to be a new Green Bay offense and it's been in the news lately. Because Aaron Rodgers gave this interview to Mike silver and animals funny because the first thing that came out of the interview before the interview came out was Aaron Rodgers is still going to improvise audible. And people were like, oh he doesn't trust. And then if you actually read the interview, he actually sounds very impressed by leflore and excited about sort of this McVeigh Shanahan derived offense and the use of misdirection and you know, pre snap motion and that kind of thing. So I actually thought Rogers came across his pretty excited about it. Listen, he should be. This is what he's wanted. He's wanted a new coach now metal floors young and he's new to it and he's gonna have to grow into it, and he knows that, and it was funny because I had met leflore podcast back at the owners meetings in March. And like you're not allowed to meet with you new players yet, even though you take over as head coach because the rules of the current boring Remo, yet you have met her in Rogers. Yeah. We, we actually met once before. I said, when was that, and I guess it was some sort of party that Matt leflore was at an LA in Iran and Attaran Rogers, and they and they had a beer together way back when before Matt leflore came out of floor and Roger Zan Rogers by then. And so these guys now get to reacquaint themselves and, and that that will help define how this Green Bay season goes, and Matt leflore comes in with some strong credentials and running head ino- in offense, and it will be imperative for him and that quarterback to get along. But again, I think Roger's vested in this because everybody knew that it seemed like the Packers want to do their own thing. Aaron Rodgers want to go his own way he got what he wanted. And so here it is. He gets new coach. He gets out -fensive my the coach who's got the history that he does that you referred to. The run a lot of bootleg a lot of play action all the stuff. You see from the Rams from the forty Niners, those sorts of offenses and, and if this offense functions like that, then Aras should be able to thrive. And you would think very happy, but again, we're going to bisect and dissect their relationship every single. Yeah he has the by. And by the way, so adamant he had Matt leflore on his podcast, the Adam Schefter podcast, which gushes described to have a dog on my podcast, so we're kinda into different dogs in my house meeting. How about that maybe like to have they'd like to be on your podcast. My wife would like to have more dogs unless I think. I can relate, I want. So busy did have I kind of want to stay on ask you because I I'm trying to figure out where we're going to give from him. You know, I mentioned obviously he comes from he's studied at the knee, someone's young as Sean McVeigh. Can you really study at his name, but he study at the what? He studied more than knee of Mike Shanahan Shanahan guy and it shows, right? Because in Tennessee, and this is what I wanna ask you about. So in Tennessee we saw. It's very different from Green Bay Green Bay ran a ton of eleven sixty five percent of time via shark football stats. They ran eleven. Leflore forty four percent of the time. And it's the three receivers guy. So they as a lot of twelve it's a lot of twenty two it's a lot of heavier sets out a mention it's a lot of play action. It's a lot of boot like I like all those things at him but the Tennessee offense was not successful. Now, you could say, well, look at to work with their so that's what I want to ask you, like I conceptually, I really like what leflore brings to the table. It's very modern. It's what all the good, many of the good offense in the NFL doing, but his track record in Tennessee was not great. So given those two things are you optimistic about what he can do with Rogers Lewis should I am? I think the metal floors got strong credentials. I still think though you do wanna see him go in and do it. And he hasn't done it as a head coach shit. Right. So I mean every single year the league hires about seven new coaches per year on average, and it's been that way for decades and so every single one of them thinks that they're hitting a home run. And maybe one or two or three. Do. And so more often than not these teams miss on their hires. Now in this particular case, again, he brings strong credentials. He brings great training. He brings a strong offensive background which you're going to need in this day and age. But, but nobody could say how that's going to work this year. Listen, I will rely on the Packers who should have done a lot of reconnaissance work, a lot of diligence here. They got rid of Mike McCarthy in season. They had weeks to research their candidates interview them and come up with the man that they felt was the best man to try to help Aaron Rodgers finish out his career in a blazer glory. This was the decision that they made with the benefit of watch a time. And you would think resources and manpower to devote to this particular topic. Now, again, you and I don't know how matter floors, and I like him, and I think he's got strong credentials. And I think he's got a real chance to succeed. But that doesn't mean he will. How do you feel? So the other thing that makes me a little anxious again. I, I just wanted to I think the Packers are gonna win the division. I'm very excited about them. But I thought they would add more skill players. I thought so we, you know, there's the free Aaron Jones movement, and that should finally come to fruition this year. We know how much they love to run, but via the beyond devante Adams, I really thought in the draft, especially after going on free agency and bolstering the defense would talk about a second. That's very exciting to me. I thought they would Atta wide receiver but they did add Jay stern burger later, I think, in the third round behind devante atom. It's. Marquess volda, scant Ling who flashed a little bit last year. I think I guess, Geronimo Alston might be the number three. Like, are you little bit nervous about the lack of talent? Well, let's keep him on that last year, they drafted three water. She vers no one they needed mentioned was more, and I don't know which of these three guys Jamaa more Marquette, Namias Grenache Browns another one that they drafted right? Last year. Jay Kuro is a guy that I think that they have some hopes for Trevor Davis's there. They've got some guys there. Now again, more often than not rookie wider. See Romay can impact and I think they felt like hey, you know, we can win now we've got bigger needs the drift and board feld away at dig. You don't wanna force anything you want to basically, take what comes to you. And in this particular case, they feel like they did that. Yeah. Listen. I agree with that, that they definitely could have gotten more help for Aaron Rogers. I'm sure he probably wanted more help. But when you look, they went Rashawn, Gary, they went L savage. They went to upgrade, a defense early on that they felt was lackluster, and we know the free agent resources that this team devoted into its defense and went and sign Preston Smith and it signed. Smith and Adrian ammos. And again, they put a lot of money into that defense, not to mention the fact that there had gyro exander and Josh Jackson coming back last year. So I think that looked like they were intent on upgrading the defense during the that's they. They devoted their resources. I like this. I mean this is defense. You're right. They finished twenty nine and TV last year. Pass defense twenty eighth raw defense twenty-third, obviously dire exander emerged as a big star when that might be a little overstating. But really, he's really good. They're excited about him. And they've invested so much in the secondary draft wise. It's finally it seems to be paying off. But you're you mentioned all of the pieces. They add added to that pass rush. It's really exciting right? 'cause they've already got Mike Daniels and Kenny Clarke upfront. But I didn't love respond. Gary Adam where they took him. I thought it was a bit of a reach given his lack of production in college, but he, there's not as much of he doesn't have to dominate the outset because of the other pieces they've ad. And they also had Kyle fach role aka Kyle sacral was good last year. I think this has a potential just tell me. Let's wrapped up the Packers. Am I over 'em like overly optimistic to think that this could be a top ten defense in the NFL? I think that's a little. Over optimistic. Yes, I think it should be a I think it should be an improved defense. It should be a better defense know again, you want to give you ten defenses right now that I think will be better than the Packers that I don't think you'd argue about. Yeah. If you probably can't variously off the buffalo, buffalo. Baltimore Houston Jacksonville. Chargers. Neagle seen Cowboys bears. Vikings. Saints Panthers Rams. I mean that right. Yes. A leading defense in their division. Listen, if they could crack the top twelve that would be great. And I do think it's a better defense improved. But I don't view them as a top defense, yet, if they wanna go prove me wrong that yeah, and I aim that was like one of my favorite signings, off season just for the value alone. They got for him. I'm very excited about the you know, obviously all hinges on where we started, which is Aaron Rodgers has to buy in to the Mettler. Listen and when you've got him, you've got a chance and he's in. He should be in the prime of career. And you wanna take advantage of that, and make sure it works out. And so, again, they have a great opportunity, and they can be they can justify all your excite him. You know, that's that would not be difficult to do. Before we get to the lions, I won't take second take about better help. Is there something interferes, their happiness or is preventing you from your goals? If so better help online counseling is there for you? Better health offers licensed professional counselors who are specialized in issues, such as depression, stress anxiety relationships sleeping trauma grief. And more. Connect with your professional counselor in a safe and private online environment anything you share is confidential. And so convenient you now get help at your own time at your own pace. You can schedule secure video, or phone sessions, plus chat, and text with therapist, if you're not happy to counter you can request a new one at any time with no additional charge. 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And and Magyar oldest is blind completely blind. She had glaucoma luster vision about three years ago. She got liver cancer right now. She's got her thrive, as she just got over pneumonia were at the time, but she's a great dog. Great great, great dog. And so we're, we're making. We're trying to make her as comfortable and happy as possible with lots of bones and lots of human food tonight. Yelling late food as well. Okay. Well, we could talk about dogs reliance the. The different animal here. I'm gonna start throwing a bomb. I'm going to start off with a bomb here. Matthew Stafford lions can get out of his contract twenty twenty I pulled it up because I actually wasn't hadn't looked at it in a while if it looks like they can get out of it after in a couple of seasons pretty easily. How are you feeling about Matthew Stafford and his future in almo-, Matthew staffer fans? So you're bringing getting out of his contract, and I guess I would say is number one that's two years away number two, who you're bringing in number three what who's going to be better than Matthew. And I think that. Who do you got? Well, I'm in two years. What's the younger to a kid, too? Listen. He's been okay. It's been okay. This Kurd Reese scenario in which if this season unfolded in a bad way for the lines. Let's say they went four and twelve five and eleven hundred real bag year which I don't anticipate them having then all of a sudden, I think. Everything's on the table, because at that point in time you have to figure they're going to be making changes, and if they have that bad of a record and their top of the draft board and they wanna go get Justin Herbert or to a tangle vile. However, you say the name, I'm gonna have to gift, very familiar with that, flew into pronouncing it the Choubey tool, or just in Herbert or Jake from or you pick a quarterback, because they finish a poor record will then at that point eight new, you've new coach new GM may be like, there's a lot of changes that are going to happen, if they have a really bad year, and if that's the case, then yeah, maybe you go and trade, Matthew Stafford, and maybe start over the new young quarterback and maybe get back something for Matt Stafford the dolphins discussed trade last year, one point for Matthew Stafford never materialized. So. Walkabout that was like that kind of flew under the radar a little bit. The winds didn't wanna trade them. They didn't want to trade them. The dolphins were more interested in having Matthew Stafford than the lines were in dealing Matthew Stafford. And there's a reason for that. Like it's easy to say boy, I don't like Matthew step. But first of all played last year the fracture back. He played the reform like a busted thumb. He has not been surrounded by the most talent in the world. They've missed on draft picks true in other years when he was first getting started. And so to me. I don't think it's fair to blame him. I I'm a MAC. You staffer fan. I want him as the clue back in my team. But again, if they have a poor year and they make changes anything's possible MU. Yeah. Okay. Well, let's talk about you mentioned the pieces around him. And so those have changed a bit, and yes statistically a down year in just about every metric, but there's a lot of changes in this offense. That might you know, turn things around for him. So obviously bringing in Darrell battle the new. Oven coordinator. Which I I've talked about this podcast. I'm higher on him than most people. I think there's a lot of mississippians about that offense. They were very, very efficient at during several years during the Bevan Wilson era. And he's very good at tailoring offenses to the skills of the players. Yeah. So I don't think it's a preordained conclusion that they're just going to run mattresses just run run run run off. Like I actually think there's potential for more perhaps creativity than people think now carry on Johnson, I think is a very very good running back. Finished high in both DVD and success rate. I've spoken about this podcast. Usually for there's well for the coming season few changes on the offensive line. TJ Lang's out. I think they're going to finally move rag now to center. Right. Which that, I think maybe left gourd they got grand Blasco center. Wait. Trying to look at this offense. They've got a Glasgow Anna rag now blackout and a rag now a lot of now and they better win now with glass gallon rag now. That's crazy. I, I completely missed that. Wow. Okay. And then Deckers still love time. So I think there'll be some improvements. There, obviously went out and got hawk TJ Hopkinson at tight end. So. Number one. Yeah. So you know there's this, I think the offense should look, here's the thing. Here's the thing you know we knew offense coordinator there, and this is a team that forever reason never seems to be able to consistently run the football. And I think that's part of the reason you go out and hire, Darryl Bevis, look. They went out and drafted Taylor decker and Frank rag now invested in Ricky Wagner, at right tackle, and they've got carry on Johnson, who we like, got C, J Anderson, who we like, and they've got THEO Riddick and they've got zags enter. I think they want to run the football. They want to run the football trying to run the football which is something that Detroit GIS hasn't been able to do. And if they can get that done to change everything. It takes the pressure off Stafford maybe to Levy eight some of the pressure. He's under it keeps the defense off the field more often there's a lot of things that all of a sudden happen if they're able to do something that they haven't been able to do it seems like since Barry Sanders left. Do you like the defense? Like, do you think. Well, so that's invested on money. Obviously bring in Trey flowers. I think last year you saw two different Detroit defenses and some well, not completely, but you saw two different very run defense. Once they brought in snacks. Oh my God. He's so underrated at him. I still can't believe New York. Let it get away. I show that somebody actually had him on the old NFL decade team with the old deck of taming, good job, Damon Arison. Here's a guy that I think, has made it on character and really for. Forged a career where people didn't think you have when he's done a great job. And he deserves a lot of credit in a lot of props Damon Harrison Asia in Robinson, Trey flowers. They invested a lot of money, did they overpay? Yeah. I guess they did. But you know what? They're desperate for a pass rush. That didn't give them. And I guess when you look at this defense it has talent. But I guess I wanna know is where is that pressure coming from a stray flowers by himself going to be able to get that done? Where else are they getting that pressure is Christian Jones gonna bring pressure for them is to Shaun hand at the left in spot gonna bring pressure for them? And they're gonna be able to get that pressure from somebody coming off the bench. It will say there's a lot of question marks, and if you're not getting pressure. What's doing on that offense when they got? They got Glasgow rag now on the defensive line. They got a date. Does Shawn Shawn they're into rhyming their into their rations how they're making decisions in Detroit? I like the that line. And but I do not like that linebacker. I mean I have draft capital there. Right. Withdraw Davison Canard. But they haven't lived up to their draft position wanted to the guy that drift around this like Hawaii. Yeah. Yeah. I thinking that he'll unlock draw Davis or something like okay now then. I think it'll be okay, I think at work at okay. Yeah. And then the other thing I was going to say is I still have a lot of questions about the secondary. You know, they've never really figured out like a opposite sleigh. What to do there? They did. They had a Justin Coleman was very good in Seattle. He's not, you know, he's not he's not outside corner. I imagine they're gonna play him in the slot. Like he didn't Seattle. But he's not like, like if that's your fixed for the secondary. I don't think that's enough necessarily row again. Again me. No, I'm just telling you. This is the one team that we agreed on that. We don't feel like a formidable challenger. Yeah. Which means they'll probably open the season storm out of the gate and probably. Yeah. I'm just telling you. That's how things work. They opened against the cardinals. So, yeah, they could win because right away and chargers, who I think one of the best defense in the NFL who I'm very we end field Yates, and I talked about them last week. And then ooh Adam chargers eagles chiefs. Yeah. I think we're safe. Maybe that quickstart won't happen quite where we thought maybe shopping, Matthew staffer before the trade that I mean how much? You're an insider. So I got a how much do you think Patricia has there? I got some Baloch. Let's be honest. Right. He had a rough start. He had a rough start. It didn't go great last year. And. I listen, I think it should be kept on I don't think they should make any changes. I don't think they should be doing anything. I think don't have that type of instability. It's a setback for the entire organization. But, but but if they had a horrendous season this year and they struggled out of the gate and, and again, let's go back to those foreign twelve five and eleven kind of marks were there last play. It's just one of those hopeless years, I think Meena with trista any team that has one of those seasons. Anything can happen. He just don't know. You are so good at not risking old takes expose. You're, you're being very professional and careful. And I'm like going to the Super Bowl. But listen, I've learned I've done this now for thirty years. And so you learned that there aren't black and white, and I'm not an opinion. I'm not a prognosticator. I'm a reporter. So I'm not going to tell you. That the wines are gonna finish last or the Packers are gonna finish it first or that, something like that's going to happen. I mean you just it's so hard to forecast. And if you're going to discuss that in late June early, July, I'm just telling you set yourself up to look foolish because that's why the league is so compelling every year because they're our own expected to look, what is it five teams have reached a plus every year for the last two decades that didn't reach before? So if you take a look at last year's plan, just knock five teams out, go do that. You can do is look at the players and say kind of how we feel about the units. And I think there's a lot of there's potential to think this offense could be better based on some of the talent they've added there there's potential in this defensive line. I look at this secondary, and I am and the linebacker core. And I, I didn't mention they also added Sean Melvin. So I guess he might start Darius. It's just, you know, it's an area of concern for me. And that's fair. That's justified or we're gonna find out here when the teams go to camp, right? Yeah. Absolutely. 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I you know, the saints are still the favorite, but to me that was another division where I felt like it was three and one where I felt like the falcons in especially the Panthers I was surprised to feel realize how much are like them after going specially some of the dishes, they made on defense my one concern about the saints. And this is what I'm gonna ask you is. Drew Brees his splits. When you looked at the end of last year, there are some. Well, me say this to you, first of all, if drew Brees is your biggest issue, then your team is in good shape saying that the splits are there and the numbers are what they are. And and, and he has not been prime drew Brees. He's been good drew Brees, which is good enough in many cases in good. Drew Brees is better than most quarterbacks anyway. But I think there is there has been a little bit of a drop off. But the good thing is he's so smart and capable. He knows what he can and can't do and Sean Payton and peace core. Michael, nobody can and can't do and they have all these other weapons that they figured out a way around it. Okay. So sure we dumped the bold Alvin, Kamara we throw the ball to Jared cook at tight end our new tight end. We throw it to Michael Thomas trae, Kwan Smith deep like you mix it up enough. You're not gonna put him in bad spots and the numbers. Yes, they do. Raise the question and get you to go. Drew Brees is your biggest concern. We're talking about the lions. And so the questions and they're writing the Packers drew Brees. Okay. We're real concerned to be from, like a top three quarterback to like a top ten point. Right. So, and yes, given all the other pieces, given the improvements on defense I'm not worried about the saints at all. I did question there another team similar to the Packers Adam where I thought the might add another wide receiver they went on to Jared cook. Instead, who I think's gonna be phenomenal in that offense? But, you know, I it's a lot sometimes to ask if Micheal Thomas. That's all who's about to become very rich. Right. So I think that they'll get that deal, if you're Michael Thomas, and you know that you're gonna get let's just say twenty two million dollars a year. Why would you take one snap at training camp without having that without having secured the bag? Yes. Oh, wow. Yeah. You sound very young. I try to try to be much younger than my fifty two years. Papi is asks field, this one out of my local law guy charges two dollars nine cents where a piece of Bach LA is that a fair price. I used to work at into moons in New York, the Middle Eastern joint to wear. We love Middle Eastern for we bring it in once once. I like Bokola it sevi-. You know that used to make it in cut it. I don't know if you've been on this bug. But yes, Tuesday nine is a fair price because of the for an individual piece, because the labor that goes into the traveling shells asks I'd like to ask you, this one for aspiring NFL nerds. What books podcast websites at cetera should be reading, listening to Adam, can you give us a under the radar perhaps recommendation for pod cash or anything websites books NFL thing me, and I have to be a company, right? Like goes into Mackey Burien field agents, the fungal Bill and, and their podcast. Right. There's lots of fancy takes on their beyond that, though, I will say this. There are a couple of people that I like to pay attention to in particular. There's a lot. I honestly very open minded to all of that. And I probably take in everybody, constantly listening, and reading, and fill material again you just. I learned to live it like that. That's just my life. And so a couple of guys that, that really stand out to me that I think that no Evan Silva. Love Evans selves, gray, his his weekly calms are awesome. Yeah. He does a great job really a big fan of his work, and a guy that's done it for a long time was a head of the John Hanson fantasy. Yeah. I think that he's sharpen and Evan Jonah. The two guys that I fall back on in addition to our people, but I really like what they do. I love it. You cited fantasy too because, you know, sometimes people think offense real football fantasy is opinionated and man today. Pay attention. And are they on top stuff? And it's just so useful. I mean when I mentioned when I first met, you I was doing the fantasy show and it's also so like for me I was nervous because I'm more of a football person than a fancy person. But it just whip all you pay attention different metrics. I love I love fantasy. And I just think that I love my. Job as it is. But when you get invested in like we've got a sixteen team league in the SPN league, which by the way you should petition. Seth Markman for a franchise go on the wait list that I'm no. You'd enjoy, like we just have Tedy Bruschi join a league this year. So it's, it's like more Scott teamed, Hasselback brothers have team. I've team Matthew berry has a teeny Riddick has team. Seth Markman has a team. He won the championship last year. I had, by the way, if I could break for a moment, although maybe more embarrassing than bragging. I had a team last year that went twelve and one what in the regular which I've never had happening. Did you pull the patriots and outscored everybody by a my team was I had a sixteen team league. I had devante atoms. Michael Thomas Tyler Boyd, how George kiddle kennel Andrew luck was my quarterback. My running back to Recode Lamar. Miller, I I'm just telling you for sixteen team league it was a really good team. And then we got to the second round of the playoffs. And I went up against it was defying bell and looked at the match ups and I'm like my my team. My guys got like the bear. They're going to get the bears defense and the Chad wars defense like just Tennessee and I'm going on and she's got like the bucket her running backs going against the buccaneers. And the giant Mike I'm doomed and I lost and I got knocked out in the semi, and it was crushing and that's fancy for. Is that in a year where my team was just great? It just it just got blown up in the postseason. Yeah, it happened. I've actually. Fantasy of I've never actually wanna fantasies a I've always, I've made it to the championship a bunch. But I'll tell you what I have not one are ESPN were league the sixteen team league. I've never wanted we have a basketball league that field Yates runs that I love and I'll just say this to you. If I could digress for a moment, I, we were playing in the basketball, I won the championship two years ago, and in this past year in late March early April whatever it was I was playing in the finals again. And I was going up against Eddie Merlet a producer, DSP and a great producer. And literally, it can't it's nine category. Have you ever played fancy basketball? I have never played it is fun. It is my God. I love it. Anyway. There are nine different categories that you have to win that your team goes up against and we were down in the final week to the single last category of the last game, any was field-goal percentage of our respective rosters and I was up by point three percent, which is a huge number going to the last day. He had lamarcus Aldridge. Go twenty thirty two from the field who takes thirty two shots. New makes twenty and that night in what was the final game of the final match up of the final game of the week. That would dictated I had three players going LeBron James DeAnne FOX and more of them Bagley deandre FOX that night shut three of sixteen from the field. Lebron kept missing shots, and the final minute of the last game Bagley in the brunt. Each missed field goal that swung the field goal percentage point. Oh, one to Eddie. Let and cost me a repeat championship, and the it was on believable. It was. So I mean, I'm just telling you, I fancy goes, they commit thirty thirty out of that. Oh man. It's amazing. How much we remember like these, I will never forget the box three or sixteen Lamarque soldiers, twenty thirty two LeBron Bagley miss, the final minute cost me. Anyway, I don't we we get sidetracked. I don't even how we wound up here. Fancy or you, you mentioned Evansville was great. He's that'll be biker. It's while he's fantastic, Jimmy from Jacksonville asks, what is your favorite open with your dog? What with my dog? Oh, no. This is my favorite opened my dog being a podcast. I usually. Having a little nod to him. I would say tells the tale has a tale last question at him and I want to hear your answer on this fear. The defense asks if Brady and Belle check retire tomorrow. What Orgainzation over the next day would take their place on how to build a contender. So my I'll give you my answer. I, I think looking at the last three years or whatever and thinking about the people in place in their approach I go with Philadelphia. I think just everything they do the way, especially in the, the things that how he is done to build that roster their off-season this year. Honestly, I really like when Indianapolis doing, but it's still a little bit too early. So I'll go with the eagles. Well, listen. What you're doing there really? That would that question is, when you break down is what young quarterback in head coach d'you combination. Who do you want leading your franchise into the future? And if you have a great, great young quarterback then you. You obviously want to compliment him with a great young head coach. And so to me, it, it just who do you believe in most as a quarterback in the league? And, and the best young quarterbacks in the league, I think right now would be Baker Mayfield. The Shawn Watson. And I think Sam darnold is gonna get there too. So you you're gonna wanna go with one of those guys. Now, I guess I also you forget the obvious you bring up the eagles and I love that because in Cleveland, Freddie kitchens, just to go over. We don't know how he's gonna fair long-term coach. We encouraging so far, but we don't know to Shawn Watson, Bill O'Brien. There's been a lot of turmoil in Houston. A lot of change to say the least, so a lot of turbulence. So you wonder how that's going to play out going forward. Whether Bill will be there long term or night. No one can say and then the jets Adam gates just got there and again, does very well working with young quarterbacks. I think he'll do great with Sam darnold. But is he common off that he's going to survive in the New York market for five to ten years? Like I mean, that that's him Bishop to say that. So you don't think those t. Even though I love those quarterbacks. But your selection of the Philadelphia Eagles, I think is a great one, because if course Wednesdays on the field, there's an if always, and he's healthy, then he's going to be a elite quarterback and they love Doug Peterson. And he's already won one Super Bowl. So that would be a combination. That would make a lot of sense. A lot of sense, right? Yeah. Right. Well in the breeding Deltec, it's coach engine. Right. So I think that's, that's the other thing for me with the eagles is like I just have such a Howie believer at right. So, okay. So even if I if Doug Peterson down the line and a few, she's gets blown out and how he Roseman survives. And it's Howie Roseman in Carson Wentz, moving forward, then you feel good about that. I had faith in that organization. They are very smart sharp shrewd organization that's usually ahead of the curve. And so that's good choices any right now to be perfectly Frank, you. Well, let's, let's talk about organization that I think a lot of people feel really good about right now in terms of the decisions, they've made over the last couple of years, both on the coaching side and on the executive side and that's Jacobo division winner. So to me, I'll just again throw bomb at the quarterback right out the gate the lie. It's not a bomb, everybody thinks on this other listeners puck thing I'm really hard, Mr. Bisky, and I don't think I am. I think he was average. But apparently, because we're talking about a team that, you know, was a potential super contender. That sounds harsh. He's very early in his career but to me he, he is the question Mark on this team. And I think that's fair. Right. Well, yes, but I would say this that you're talking about a quarterback that I believe at thirteen origin. College. Right. So and stepped in and literally was spending his very first season as you with Matt Nagy and how did that work at you say he was average I is better than that. Although I would say he was good. But he was inconsistent. That's true. And so if you take away some of that inconsistency, and you get him to be more consistent, which he should be in the second year in that system. I think he's gonna work out and keep in mind. There's a quarterback that was drafted in the same head of the Shawn Watson. I had of Patrick Mohme's, and it gives you an idea of some of his ability, and if anybody's going to bring it out of him, it's certainly going to be that coaching staff with Matt Nagy and Marquel. Fritsch and the rest of the people that are in Chicago doing their job. So again, I'm not down on Trubisky at all. I think that our work in progress. And also this Meena back when I was growing up way back when, in the eighteen hundreds quarterbacks were usually given four to five years before. Turn into the quarterback. They were somewhere along the way in the last five ten years, maybe with the spread of spread offenses in college, maybe with the way that we live in society with things just being on a fast track and people wanting instant results. I, I think people now expect their quarterbacks to be playing and performing and producing right away. Like, yeah, you're wanting to contractual right. Because you have to make a decision at a certain planning right now. They're in the window, where grades T we can spend around him. It's as great post world where that's how teams are built. But at a certain point, you get to where the Rams or poaching. Jared Goff where I mean, we already crossed that threshold with Marotta wisdom. We've talked about, I'd Ozzy him and they haven't been able to come to termination on them, which is very unique and interesting. So I think you know, entering your three is when you really start having this conversation about where he courted. Okay. Is he the guy was he worth it? Are we going to give him that big contract, even if you're right? It is a little unfair, especially given how. In his resume was coming out of college. My feeling about your busy is, again, I said average so back off people who call me a hater. I think obviously, he's an incredible athlete. We I mean he ranked like for second or third, and QBR and a lot of that is just because what he did with his legs when he was on script in Matt Nagy brilliant offense. He at times executed at perfectly, but the inconsistency it was like his passer rating. If you charted at out per game, it would look like you know, one of those EKG's where it's like seventy one hundred seventy one hundred just highs low lows, and I think from this year, you know, just given the fact that great defenses Adam are much more likely to regress your year like this defense carried him at times. And I don't know if you can count on that Roshan that changed defensive coordinators. Right. They went for Vic fan. Yeah. Forgotten how you feel about that? Well, listen, chokes really good Vic Vic, gene is. He he's, I there are a few guys that just stand in a league of their own. And I think Vic is one of them. And that's, that's no slider. Trump gone, I think is an outstanding defensive coach and his men are going to love playing. There are many men better than Chuck Pagano. There really aren't he's a great man. And I think he's a really good football coach. So they did the bears as well as they could have to replace a legendary defensive coordinator, my mind guy. That's just fantastic about fundamentals and d, you know, you remember the press conference day when all these coaches these, hey coach take over, and you get to watch them perform. And, and you see how they do Vic Fangio who I think took a long time to get a head coaching job because it was reputation of being like antisocial I don't Vic for a long time. He's not what was this? He's not Sean McVeigh in terms of social comfort, but he's a really nice man, and any, any old school. And when he got up at podium for his introductory press conference as the head coach them Broncos. I thought he nailed it. He mastered he showed what it's like to pay your dues to be around the game to know your craft and to discuss. He just looked so seasoned and so ready for this challenge. Now, we'll see how it works out in Denver. It doesn't show anything, but the point is, that's the kind of coach at the bears are losing. And there's no way that you can lose a coach like that and not feel anything and just think that everything goes on uninterrupted the complexity of that defense out him. Like that was not a simple defense and they're bringing in. Yes, they, they have most they didn't lose a ton of talent. Right. But bus screen is a downgrade from Bryce Callahan losing ageless that's going to hurt them. Now. Imagine roquan Smith with who obviously had a bit of a late start, right? He'll, he's going to be better. He's a great talent. But they were also incredibly healthy last year. Yep. Those things are it's very hard to repeat all of those things. Well, and again, that gets respect me to original point we're breaking down these teams and providing a preview and giving you what we think are the most intelligent thoughts at this point in late June, July, and the truth is nobody someone's going to record and we're gonna be no. We go to training camp. And all of a sudden, one of the starting quarterbacks for his knees missing time, racist, collarbone division turns upside down. But this, this should be a very good defense. Like, yes Akeem Hicks is one of the most underrated alignment, and all football Goldman should be better. Cleal MAC is Khalil Mack. Any trumpet Leonard floor. You know they're gonna get out of him. They've got some players in the secondary. Eddie Jackson's of toss star any Jackson. Winless under star. My guy that guy he is so good. Yeah. Yeah he can play for my team week. Yeah. No, I mean look, when you go by when you look at the chart, it's just like, wow. Okay there. There's still really good. I just it's so hard to repeat health talent, the loss of the head coach there, just a lot of uncertainty. And they're going to need to lean on Mitch Trubisky. And so for me that is can he carry them to victory? Right. Can carry this defense win, and he's into and, and we'll see. I mean like you said, the still developing quarterback, I he's shown at times, his highs have been high. He make the throws he super Affleck decision making is sometimes up and down. So I just have some question marks about them. So we'll see there. But again, you look at the roster you look at the staff you look at the team. They should be a good good football team for a while should be well, I think that will be. So careful, I think last team should be good too. And I, I am not going to talk at great length about Kirk cousins, because I have done it so much on this pug, 'cause he Adam, he frustrates me because I simultaneously think he's horribly underrated unin fairly maligned. But then he fails me in big moments. Right. And, and it's deeply frustrating because he was actually good last year. And yet, he just he, he lives up to the reputation times. And it's really frustrating again. Cheesy. Critique the Vikings and get on Kirk cousins as the contract because the contract and the guaranteed money and all that, which which he deserved. And he earned and I got no issues any of that. I think we try to criticize the Vikings. I think what we sometimes side of the fact is. They lost Tony Sperone or their offense on the eve of training camp. He passed away and just like we're talking about Vic Fangio in that mold Meena Tony soprano with that kind of offense of one coach and offensive line coaches, I think may be even more difficult to find than defensive coordinators. And when you lose a guy like that it throws everything into complete chaos. So now this off season they went out and they got Rick Denison with Gary kubiak, and Brian Perry on the broad and a bunch of former Texans slash Broncos coaches guys that I've known since nineteen ninety and the these guys have been around they understand the game. They will bring type stability and knowledge to this team that at times it didn't have, and then you get to keep gala Kevin's fancy. So you get the best of all worlds where you're mold. Adding some of the days that you had in place with the new ideas, and blocking schemes of kubiak and Denison, and again, this team that I think should be pretty good. Look. They went out and used their first round pick on Garrett bradberry, he's gonna start right away center, Riley replays, left tackle, Pat. L fine left guard jobs. That's confirmed. They're gonna move L fine to garden. I think so. I think that's will happen confirmed. That's my expectation confirm bradberry was an excellent center, perfect fit for Lubeck, Josh Klein, right guard Brian O'Neill. I think is really good, right? Yeah. Echo. That's how shapes up. And you know, on paper that should be a pretty good offensive line should can't take ours. Again. It comes back to the coaching. So if this, if this staff gets out of this line, and Dow cook his back from that SEAL another year later running the ball. Well. That makes life easier for cousins. You know, the defense is going to be good at always is. So I like this team. I team yeah. That could not run the football last year, which obviously was very frustrated to Mike Zimmer and everything they've done as you outlined us to believe that something that they want to do, but is it worth it to go out when you've given the division to the Packers. I think three teams. I think I'm actually hiring the Vikings hiring cousins, the most even despite my preamble there because I like kubiak. And I think he's a fit with him. I think kubiak instance gives young are going to kind of work. I guess hand-in-hand. Right. So I, I was reading an article Adam Vikings website and something jumped out to me, it was a quote from Kirk cousins, and I don't really see anyone talking about this. But he said, and this is, I think analytics expert or like this. He said, if you if you think I think when you look at any numbers or analytics, I've been effective when play action plays, they're being called Kirk cousins says. Correct. But then if you look across the league, and that's the case, endless department sent me a really good summary a couple of weeks ago over Memorial Day weekend showing the play action is just affective period. And you've got to call it more Holly Lucia. Guess what? The staff that they brought in. This is in that. So that makes me excited about this offense. I, I hope to see more it is what Kirk cousins does. Well, yeah. So I obviously we already we don't even into over the skill but we know that they have the of the best wide receiver does in the NFL. They editor of Smith junior, but they resigned Rudolph. They're fine about this defense. So Adam, you mentioned. They were good, but they weirdly started last season terribly. Can you explain that? And then they've refined at the end I think, but well again some of that offensive pressure. They're throwing the ball more. And again, the defense spending more time on the field then it wants and defense had some of the issues with Everson Griffen. Having take care of his issues off the field and secondary play as well as it should've. And I mean. I mean it's one of these things that just it just feeds off itself like the defense, always should be better. But again, if you throw in the ball, more and the clock stopping and putting defense on the field and they're getting frustrated because you're not run on the ball as much. We know Mike Zimmer frustrated about that. I just think that kind of infiltrates everybody so that would be one of my theories as to why it was weird started slow when it when it certainly good enough to. Yeah. To know it. I think the Grissom thing had a real like caused a lot of had a bit of a ripple effect. You know what I mean? Like oh, you lose that pass rush. Secondary suffers Yati out of but when you look at the, the names, it's like my God. There's so much talent hunters, like one of the most underrated young players in the NFL. I thought the safety Anthony Harris really emerged last year. There were you mentioned the secondary. I think that was milking wrap up at the defense here that was one of the strangest things to me is just some of the liquid Harrison Smith to Harris. Smith missing time to that injury time yet. And then, yes. So Harris, there was a few guys who miss time last year on defense. So that's definitely scenario. Trae Wayne's was out forbidden, and, of course, Mike us, right? The rookie so. Yeah, exurbia Roach played like Xavier road. Whatever reason I don't know if that was injuries or what? But he was. It was worse. It was the worst season. It was career. So, and they were shopping, Wayne's, right? I think at some point, she's a win on it seemed that people were his name emerged, quite a bit. There's a lot of discussion about him. So the talents there. Eight just at times. Very skies were injured or struggled. But I think when you just look up and down the roster. The expectation is even with loss of Sheldon Richardson, they bring extra mar Stephen expectation is that this should still be an elite defense. Listen, their teams that are just know for certain things. Right. We're talking about the Packers. And you just think that you've Arron Rogers and that somehow no matter how good Matt leflore isn't that they're going to be able to move the ball offensively? And I think when you look at this Vikings team with Mike Zimmer say coach you just expect that they're going to play good defense, no matter how good it is. It's going gonna be good. The question is how it's like eating it's always good. But the question is, how good is it going to be a great base apiece? Yeah. Exactly. That's a yeah. Last segment. But I wanna tell you guys about ZipRecruiter hiring is challenging, but there's one place you can go were. 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Ziprecruiter, the smartest way to hire. And that would sign for Dixon, dunks. I'm getting paid for this, right? Thanks dunks. Are brought to you by ZipRecruiter, the smartest way to hire. Okay. Adam, so I got four questions. The fifth is from Lenny, and I just want you to promise me, you won't lose professional respect for me. I always read it in his voice motion, people do dogs. Make people do funny. Things heard me around my dogs, you would lose respect for me to do. You have a voice for that any of them, or your wife, do, like, voice. Yeah. Okay. You don't have to show. Honestly, I can tell I can tell. My wife is in a good mood and what she's not by how she talked to the dogs. Oh, it's so true. Okay. Question. Everyone is from me. Have you ever seen a fake Adam Schefter tweet and thought for a second? You wrote it. I've never seen thought. I've written it. No. I mean, there've been some examples of so many, you know, there there's a black Adam Schefter side, and Adam Schefter site. And I think that, you know, today me actually, I woke up to the news on Twitter Twitter, semi notice that it's my tenure aniversary of being on Twitter and I was I was I was I was surprised. I was like, wow. And you start thinking about your life. Ten years ago today, I joined Twitter and you know, just a few weeks before that, yes, PIN higher may and, you know, and I had my, my daughter Dylan like six months before that. And so I had no idea how much about life for changing in the span of about a year or so that really just change things and early on. There were some imitations. There were things that showed up there, people re tweeting me, and I'm like I didn't tweet I'm like, why is this person in person, you get worked up that after like whatever I don't know eight the finest compliment, though. Right. I know it's annoying, and like initially it was initially it was, I care less right now about it, honestly, dilly. Such a cool name for girl. Thank you Braschi it, that your dog sounds like more traditional names like Maggie, and that you're human as a unconventional name. Well, it's very twenty nineteen of you. Well, try to be current here question two, yes. Carrying the bag Schefter question too. I want this. Just say, yes or no question. Okay. Did Tom Brady show signs of decline in twenty eighteen. You don't want to answer. You don't have to just, you know, first of all, I'm not a yes. No answer prochet. Now, I know. And as soon as I say, yes or no. Then all of a sudden it's like says Tom Brady is on the one. The nuance answer, then nuance answer a bait like again, I think Tom Brady, like, drew Brees, not quite the same, but ass still somebody, you'd want on your team every day of the week as answer. It's true. You're michigan. Grad, right. Oh, yeah. Okay. So I don't know. My dad went to Michigan for grad school. I lived on campus as hit. I didn't know that. Yeah. Up Michigan fan and how old were you when you lived on campus? Do you remember six and seven? You've probably about the time. I was going to school. Here's where years didn't cross paths Jimmy Johns. Gosh, I was I ninety early nineties. I was gone. I was gone on graduate, graduated eighty nine oh boy. Yeah. Boy, totally a mold and washed up me. And I gotta Michigan question for you. Would you be afraid to wrestle Jim Harbaugh? No, I wouldn't be afraid. But I would I would resign myself the fact that he would kick my ass. Terrifying. He's, he's, he's, he's a great dude is just wired differently. Yes. Why I guess that's a good way to put it. That's a really good way to put it. I'm gonna use that describe people who are who are who. Are different. I'm gonna just wired differently. I like that, as you missed, but he could beat. And even though I don't think he's like I think he's far from being the most athletic coach right? Especially college levels. But I all he could beat any of them in a wrestling match limited this to. When I went to school there, he was the quarterback of Michigan my first year there. My first two years. He was he was a really good college quarterback. Any could scramble throw. He could do a lot of things. Yeah. He is. I would venture to say a better athlete than you, probably realize now, could he do it now at age fifty three four five? Whatever is, nobody could. But I'm just telling you. He is underrated in terms of his athletic abilities and skills. Oh, yeah. He's probably one of the spares quarterbacks. Jessica speaks a little bit more to the history of quarterbacks there that no but I mean. Yeah, he you're right. I think we are at the point where he was probably underrated as an athlete when people, but now you know, he's, he's got a dad Bod, and he's got dad strength to which is a, a real thing dad's strength. What's wrong with the dad Bod nothing? If you go. Yeah. Okay. Disrespects the dead buds. I'm sure that a lot of my listeners have them. To a sinful I do not have a debt but is fired to have one someday question four. Who would you cast to play yourself in a movie? That's simple. That's an easy one, because I've actually been out to dinner. When I worked for NFL network, and all of a sudden the nature day sent over deserts to the entire table. And I said to myself. Wow. Like I didn't know people this many people were watching at work like that. That, that's a thing. Well, like that's impressive. And, and I went to thank the guy and he came over. He said, well, we loved, you include us and. Paul ride. There you go. You do look like him. I've never thought of that have you ever met him because he's a sports. He's like a baseball guy, though. Right. Dinner with him, actually. Verse rich Eisen knows him. I, I guess they're very in back when I was working for network. We're in Kansas City for Thursday night game. And I remember me, rand Paul going to pull ROY was Paul Rudd, and he's cheese fan. Right. Always use cheese fan. So we went to dinner and, and flex, and I remember bringing up, I've had people. Tell me like you know that look like you or I don't think they really cared he'd be. Okay, wasn't say you look like Adam Schefter, maybe I don't think you know, you've definitely got more Twitter followers than him. Without checking you might not, but I'm sure you, do you do the whole road is polaroid is Paul wrote. He's depowered. He's been testy that we might choice. Good one really good one. And in fact, I had I've had various people telling a girl that I that I knew back in my single days. Call me PR. There you go. We are like a really good one like that. That was very spot on. But I don't I get the singer Michelle branch on, if you remember her. She did this on everywhere, isn't one one. Retainer fame. We'll see that but you're not a one hit wonder so you've exceeded and outperform show branch. So Michelle branch should be honored to become Unicom's you say that now but you're about to go to question in dogs voice. Well, Michelle branch couldn't go into dogs voice good. She. Please retain our professional got. Tweets. I wrote my wife left me, why didn't you reply? Well, because you are one of millions that has given me that response start that. You know what I'm going to say this to you? I have no clue although I think I gained some insight last night because field Yates tweeted about his wedding, and when he tweeted about that he did a podcast and he wrote step one, get married to recap on the podcast with Matthew berry defying a bell, and my I respond to them has your wife left. You yet. Okay. Now. Now again, what I noticed is in reading through the responses, which I'm looking through right now is that they claim that some guy named Barry Barry is the one that I've seen that account. Yeah. And looked and I'm not trying to insult berry. Seems like Barry really popular sports talk, Barry. Barry. Macaca. Nour. And he's got two hundred and forty thousand followers. So clearly he somebody and. I'm sure that this, this is always got a podcast and the sounds going to be played on his podcast credit to the Munich by guest, right? Because it making a full of myself right now for not knowing you're not you're not. Okay. So I'm just telling you I wanna credit, I think I want to credit Barry McCotter. For producing something that I is just kind of spread like fungus every no, my wife left me. Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. Like every time I tweet so many so people say now eared but it's not everybody. Right. It's not just me right? I think it started with you. I feel like you see them in response to JR. Some of the other news breakers, but I think you were the originator of being told my wife left me. It's also the weirdest thing if we were going to the real world and explain it to people, they would be so confused. I listen, I didn't get it. But there's a lot of it. When when I tweeted at field that your wife hasn't left. You yet. A lot of people tweeted about this, Barry, dude. So it's a very funny. So I'm guessing based off that which I didn't know until my tweet to field Yates that has your wife left you that, that this guy obviously, deserves the credit for originating it. So my, my Kathy, you bury on a job well done for starting something that I have no idea what the heck I'm talking about.

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My Wife Left Me But The Pack Is Back

"The. Welcome back. It's the meantime, show, featuring Lenny, the only NFL podcast, we're one of the hosts Lisa tailgate. It's what happens any backs into the fence so that highly professional intro. I am joined by a highly professional person, probably the most professional football person at ESPN. His name is not a darn Schefter. It's not Adam Schefter with numbers instead of its, Adam Schefter, and I am so delighted to have as guest, welcome to the show. Adam, thank you for this units. A pleasure to be with you nothing better to do in late July. Let's talk to me or June. So I'm happy to do it. Yeah. Luck going on right now. Adam just started. I was trying to think of when we first met, and I think it's when I used to do in person the to fantasy football show on Sunday. So I would come to Bristol, like six AM, and I recall you were the only person in the ESPN cafeteria because you were the hardest working person ESPN, most you to say, but you were working harder than me, if you were there before me, so good for you. And that's. Listen Sunday in season. I love that time. The adrenaline pumping you don't sleep much. You can't sleep much. You don't wanna sleep much and. Yeah, there aren't many people in the cafeteria at six thirty AM order. Sitting exactly before I question I wanted to ask you something that's been on my mind. A longtime does it ever bother you that will just like news tweets are called loge bombs because atom bomb like makes more sense, and it's actual pun. No, it doesn't bother me. Listen is great. But Woche that's when you know you've arrive when you become big time when there's a nickname for your new. Why have one why you said, I'll atom bombs kind of fun. Good. Atom bombs kind of farming like Adam sounds. Yeah. Atom bomb head listeners if you're if you have any ideas for things to name, Adam schefters, incredible news break, Adam's apple. I don't know. I don't think listen you're not gonna do better than atom bomb. I know. But then, you know it's already like bombs of thing, and like, if I try to make atom bomb happens, you know what it's, it's all ESPN fail. Like we could have the same thing like that's time by me. If Meena bomb if I can get a story this summer this full that's worthy of that, Monica. I'm all for I'm not too ashamed or proud, or whatever the term would be to basically ride on his cO tails and doing my limit at this point. Listen, so obviously, you're the premier news breaker in the football world. But I really love hearing your insights on players teams state of both of those things we've been doing division previews on this podcast in the lead up to training camps. You know it's that time of the year and I wanted to do the NFC north with you, because I think it's a really interesting. Division. I think it's a division where there is an in this not everyone agrees with me here. A lot of people are higher on Chicago than me. We'll get to Chicago. But I don't think there's a clear favorite in this division, so well limited, it's great division. Let me say this that we can break it down and talk about it, but I promise you that if you played it back in January, and if she knows preview you would listen to say, what are they talking about because that's the beauty of football is that, you know, we all in -ticipant it, and look forward to it and discuss it and come up with all sorts of theories about what should happen. But the truth of the matter is, is that it never never goes, according to script that's why people like the NFL so much because if we were having this conversation at this time last year we would not have been talking about the bears winning the vision. They did. And every year there are teams that surprise teams that this appoint, and that's why we get somebody coaches fired on the team. Disappoint, and that's why we get so much hype. And excitement about the teams that surprise and it'll probably be no different saying that. Yes. I think the bears are good enough to win the north. I think the Packers are good enough to win the north. I think the Vikings are good enough to win the north. Yes. And, and I think the lines are moving in the right direction, but I wouldn't view them as good as the other three right now which means that they easily could go out and win that division this. Yes. Yes, I well, I'm always one hundred percent right? About all my predictions. But no, I'm glad you agree with me. Then I think we're on the same page is kind of a three three team race. And some of these divisions a clear favourite summits. Like to in to this to me, there are three teams that I think could take it. I'm really high on Green Bay. And that's you don't do these people out of my go through the charts and kind of look at how they change and going through Green Bay looking at just like the radical redefinition of this defense and thinking through what how much is often, evolve. And that's where I wanna start with you because. Obviously, it's going to be a new Green Bay offense and it's been in the news lately. Because Aaron Rodgers gave this interview to Mike silver and animals funny because the first thing that came out of the interview before the interview came out was Aaron Rodgers is still going to improvise audible. And people were like, oh he doesn't trust. And then if you actually read the interview, he actually sounds very impressed by leflore and excited about sort of this McVeigh Shanahan derived offense and the use of misdirection and you know, pre snap motion and that kind of thing. So I actually thought Rogers came across his pretty excited about it. Listen, he should be. This is what he's wanted. He's wanted a new coach now metal floors young and he's new to it and he's gonna have to grow into it, and he knows that, and it was funny because I had met leflore podcast back at the owners meetings in March. And like you're not allowed to meet with you new players yet, even though you take over as head coach because the rules of the current boring Remo, yet you have met her in Rogers. Yeah. We, we actually met once before. I said, when was that, and I guess it was some sort of party that Matt leflore was at an LA in Iran and Attaran Rogers, and they and they had a beer together way back when before Matt leflore came out of floor and Roger Zan Rogers by then. And so these guys now get to reacquaint themselves and, and that that will help define how this Green Bay season goes, and Matt leflore comes in with some strong credentials and running head ino- in offense, and it will be imperative for him and that quarterback to get along. But again, I think Roger's vested in this because everybody knew that it seemed like the Packers want to do their own thing. Aaron Rodgers want to go his own way he got what he wanted. And so here it is. He gets new coach. He gets out -fensive my the coach who's got the history that he does that you referred to. The run a lot of bootleg a lot of play action all the stuff. You see from the Rams from the forty Niners, those sorts of offenses and, and if this offense functions like that, then Aras should be able to thrive. And you would think very happy, but again, we're going to bisect and dissect their relationship every single. Yeah he has the by. And by the way, so adamant he had Matt leflore on his podcast, the Adam Schefter podcast, which gushes described to have a dog on my podcast, so we're kinda into different dogs in my house meeting. How about that maybe like to have they'd like to be on your podcast. My wife would like to have more dogs unless I think. I can relate, I want. So busy did have I kind of want to stay on ask you because I I'm trying to figure out where we're going to give from him. You know, I mentioned obviously he comes from he's studied at the knee, someone's young as Sean McVeigh. Can you really study at his name, but he study at the what? He studied more than knee of Mike Shanahan Shanahan guy and it shows, right? Because in Tennessee, and this is what I wanna ask you about. So in Tennessee we saw. It's very different from Green Bay Green Bay ran a ton of eleven sixty five percent of time via shark football stats. They ran eleven. Leflore forty four percent of the time. And it's the three receivers guy. So they as a lot of twelve it's a lot of twenty two it's a lot of heavier sets out a mention it's a lot of play action. It's a lot of boot like I like all those things at him but the Tennessee offense was not successful. Now, you could say, well, look at to work with their so that's what I want to ask you, like I conceptually, I really like what leflore brings to the table. It's very modern. It's what all the good, many of the good offense in the NFL doing, but his track record in Tennessee was not great. So given those two things are you optimistic about what he can do with Rogers Lewis should I am? I think the metal floors got strong credentials. I still think though you do wanna see him go in and do it. And he hasn't done it as a head coach shit. Right. So I mean every single year the league hires about seven new coaches per year on average, and it's been that way for decades and so every single one of them thinks that they're hitting a home run. And maybe one or two or three. Do. And so more often than not these teams miss on their hires. Now in this particular case, again, he brings strong credentials. He brings great training. He brings a strong offensive background which you're going to need in this day and age. But, but nobody could say how that's going to work this year. Listen, I will rely on the Packers who should have done a lot of reconnaissance work, a lot of diligence here. They got rid of Mike McCarthy in season. They had weeks to research their candidates interview them and come up with the man that they felt was the best man to try to help Aaron Rodgers finish out his career in a blazer glory. This was the decision that they made with the benefit of watch a time. And you would think resources and manpower to devote to this particular topic. Now, again, you and I don't know how matter floors, and I like him, and I think he's got strong credentials. And I think he's got a real chance to succeed. But that doesn't mean he will. How do you feel? So the other thing that makes me a little anxious again. I, I just wanted to I think the Packers are gonna win the division. I'm very excited about them. But I thought they would add more skill players. I thought so we, you know, there's the free Aaron Jones movement, and that should finally come to fruition this year. We know how much they love to run, but via the beyond devante Adams, I really thought in the draft, especially after going on free agency and bolstering the defense would talk about a second. That's very exciting to me. I thought they would Atta wide receiver but they did add Jay stern burger later, I think, in the third round behind devante atom. It's. Marquess volda, scant Ling who flashed a little bit last year. I think I guess, Geronimo Alston might be the number three. Like, are you little bit nervous about the lack of talent? Well, let's keep him on that last year, they drafted three water. She vers no one they needed mentioned was more, and I don't know which of these three guys Jamaa more Marquette, Namias Grenache Browns another one that they drafted right? Last year. Jay Kuro is a guy that I think that they have some hopes for Trevor Davis's there. They've got some guys there. Now again, more often than not rookie wider. See Romay can impact and I think they felt like hey, you know, we can win now we've got bigger needs the drift and board feld away at dig. You don't wanna force anything you want to basically, take what comes to you. And in this particular case, they feel like they did that. Yeah. Listen. I agree with that, that they definitely could have gotten more help for Aaron Rogers. I'm sure he probably wanted more help. But when you look, they went Rashawn, Gary, they went L savage. They went to upgrade, a defense early on that they felt was lackluster, and we know the free agent resources that this team devoted into its defense and went and sign Preston Smith and it signed. Smith and Adrian ammos. And again, they put a lot of money into that defense, not to mention the fact that there had gyro exander and Josh Jackson coming back last year. So I think that looked like they were intent on upgrading the defense during the that's they. They devoted their resources. I like this. I mean this is defense. You're right. They finished twenty nine and TV last year. Pass defense twenty eighth raw defense twenty-third, obviously dire exander emerged as a big star when that might be a little overstating. But really, he's really good. They're excited about him. And they've invested so much in the secondary draft wise. It's finally it seems to be paying off. But you're you mentioned all of the pieces. They add added to that pass rush. It's really exciting right? 'cause they've already got Mike Daniels and Kenny Clarke upfront. But I didn't love respond. Gary Adam where they took him. I thought it was a bit of a reach given his lack of production in college, but he, there's not as much of he doesn't have to dominate the outset because of the other pieces they've ad. And they also had Kyle fach role aka Kyle sacral was good last year. I think this has a potential just tell me. Let's wrapped up the Packers. Am I over 'em like overly optimistic to think that this could be a top ten defense in the NFL? I think that's a little. Over optimistic. Yes, I think it should be a I think it should be an improved defense. It should be a better defense know again, you want to give you ten defenses right now that I think will be better than the Packers that I don't think you'd argue about. Yeah. If you probably can't variously off the buffalo, buffalo. Baltimore Houston Jacksonville. Chargers. Neagle seen Cowboys bears. Vikings. Saints Panthers Rams. I mean that right. Yes. A leading defense in their division. Listen, if they could crack the top twelve that would be great. And I do think it's a better defense improved. But I don't view them as a top defense, yet, if they wanna go prove me wrong that yeah, and I aim that was like one of my favorite signings, off season just for the value alone. They got for him. I'm very excited about the you know, obviously all hinges on where we started, which is Aaron Rodgers has to buy in to the Mettler. Listen and when you've got him, you've got a chance and he's in. He should be in the prime of career. And you wanna take advantage of that, and make sure it works out. And so, again, they have a great opportunity, and they can be they can justify all your excite him. You know, that's that would not be difficult to do. Before we get to the lions, I won't take second take about better help. Is there something interferes, their happiness or is preventing you from your goals? If so better help online counseling is there for you? Better health offers licensed professional counselors who are specialized in issues, such as depression, stress anxiety relationships sleeping trauma grief. And more. Connect with your professional counselor in a safe and private online environment anything you share is confidential. And so convenient you now get help at your own time at your own pace. You can schedule secure video, or phone sessions, plus chat, and text with therapist, if you're not happy to counter you can request a new one at any time with no additional charge. 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And and Magyar oldest is blind completely blind. She had glaucoma luster vision about three years ago. She got liver cancer right now. She's got her thrive, as she just got over pneumonia were at the time, but she's a great dog. Great great, great dog. And so we're, we're making. We're trying to make her as comfortable and happy as possible with lots of bones and lots of human food tonight. Yelling late food as well. Okay. Well, we could talk about dogs reliance the. The different animal here. I'm gonna start throwing a bomb. I'm going to start off with a bomb here. Matthew Stafford lions can get out of his contract twenty twenty I pulled it up because I actually wasn't hadn't looked at it in a while if it looks like they can get out of it after in a couple of seasons pretty easily. How are you feeling about Matthew Stafford and his future in almo-, Matthew staffer fans? So you're bringing getting out of his contract, and I guess I would say is number one that's two years away number two, who you're bringing in number three what who's going to be better than Matthew. And I think that. Who do you got? Well, I'm in two years. What's the younger to a kid, too? Listen. He's been okay. It's been okay. This Kurd Reese scenario in which if this season unfolded in a bad way for the lines. Let's say they went four and twelve five and eleven hundred real bag year which I don't anticipate them having then all of a sudden, I think. Everything's on the table, because at that point in time you have to figure they're going to be making changes, and if they have that bad of a record and their top of the draft board and they wanna go get Justin Herbert or to a tangle vile. However, you say the name, I'm gonna have to gift, very familiar with that, flew into pronouncing it the Choubey tool, or just in Herbert or Jake from or you pick a quarterback, because they finish a poor record will then at that point eight new, you've new coach new GM may be like, there's a lot of changes that are going to happen, if they have a really bad year, and if that's the case, then yeah, maybe you go and trade, Matthew Stafford, and maybe start over the new young quarterback and maybe get back something for Matt Stafford the dolphins discussed trade last year, one point for Matthew Stafford never materialized. So. Walkabout that was like that kind of flew under the radar a little bit. The winds didn't wanna trade them. They didn't want to trade them. The dolphins were more interested in having Matthew Stafford than the lines were in dealing Matthew Stafford. And there's a reason for that. Like it's easy to say boy, I don't like Matthew step. But first of all played last year the fracture back. He played the reform like a busted thumb. He has not been surrounded by the most talent in the world. They've missed on draft picks true in other years when he was first getting started. And so to me. I don't think it's fair to blame him. I I'm a MAC. You staffer fan. I want him as the clue back in my team. But again, if they have a poor year and they make changes anything's possible MU. Yeah. Okay. Well, let's talk about you mentioned the pieces around him. And so those have changed a bit, and yes statistically a down year in just about every metric, but there's a lot of changes in this offense. That might you know, turn things around for him. So obviously bringing in Darrell battle the new. Oven coordinator. Which I I've talked about this podcast. I'm higher on him than most people. I think there's a lot of mississippians about that offense. They were very, very efficient at during several years during the Bevan Wilson era. And he's very good at tailoring offenses to the skills of the players. Yeah. So I don't think it's a preordained conclusion that they're just going to run mattresses just run run run run off. Like I actually think there's potential for more perhaps creativity than people think now carry on Johnson, I think is a very very good running back. Finished high in both DVD and success rate. I've spoken about this podcast. Usually for there's well for the coming season few changes on the offensive line. TJ Lang's out. I think they're going to finally move rag now to center. Right. Which that, I think maybe left gourd they got grand Blasco center. Wait. Trying to look at this offense. They've got a Glasgow Anna rag now blackout and a rag now a lot of now and they better win now with glass gallon rag now. That's crazy. I, I completely missed that. Wow. Okay. And then Deckers still love time. So I think there'll be some improvements. There, obviously went out and got hawk TJ Hopkinson at tight end. So. Number one. Yeah. So you know there's this, I think the offense should look, here's the thing. Here's the thing you know we knew offense coordinator there, and this is a team that forever reason never seems to be able to consistently run the football. And I think that's part of the reason you go out and hire, Darryl Bevis, look. They went out and drafted Taylor decker and Frank rag now invested in Ricky Wagner, at right tackle, and they've got carry on Johnson, who we like, got C, J Anderson, who we like, and they've got THEO Riddick and they've got zags enter. I think they want to run the football. They want to run the football trying to run the football which is something that Detroit GIS hasn't been able to do. And if they can get that done to change everything. It takes the pressure off Stafford maybe to Levy eight some of the pressure. He's under it keeps the defense off the field more often there's a lot of things that all of a sudden happen if they're able to do something that they haven't been able to do it seems like since Barry Sanders left. Do you like the defense? Like, do you think. Well, so that's invested on money. Obviously bring in Trey flowers. I think last year you saw two different Detroit defenses and some well, not completely, but you saw two different very run defense. Once they brought in snacks. Oh my God. He's so underrated at him. I still can't believe New York. Let it get away. I show that somebody actually had him on the old NFL decade team with the old deck of taming, good job, Damon Arison. Here's a guy that I think, has made it on character and really for. Forged a career where people didn't think you have when he's done a great job. And he deserves a lot of credit in a lot of props Damon Harrison Asia in Robinson, Trey flowers. They invested a lot of money, did they overpay? Yeah. I guess they did. But you know what? They're desperate for a pass rush. That didn't give them. And I guess when you look at this defense it has talent. But I guess I wanna know is where is that pressure coming from a stray flowers by himself going to be able to get that done? Where else are they getting that pressure is Christian Jones gonna bring pressure for them is to Shaun hand at the left in spot gonna bring pressure for them? And they're gonna be able to get that pressure from somebody coming off the bench. It will say there's a lot of question marks, and if you're not getting pressure. What's doing on that offense when they got? They got Glasgow rag now on the defensive line. They got a date. Does Shawn Shawn they're into rhyming their into their rations how they're making decisions in Detroit? I like the that line. And but I do not like that linebacker. I mean I have draft capital there. Right. Withdraw Davison Canard. But they haven't lived up to their draft position wanted to the guy that drift around this like Hawaii. Yeah. Yeah. I thinking that he'll unlock draw Davis or something like okay now then. I think it'll be okay, I think at work at okay. Yeah. And then the other thing I was going to say is I still have a lot of questions about the secondary. You know, they've never really figured out like a opposite sleigh. What to do there? They did. They had a Justin Coleman was very good in Seattle. He's not, you know, he's not he's not outside corner. I imagine they're gonna play him in the slot. Like he didn't Seattle. But he's not like, like if that's your fixed for the secondary. I don't think that's enough necessarily row again. Again me. No, I'm just telling you. This is the one team that we agreed on that. We don't feel like a formidable challenger. Yeah. Which means they'll probably open the season storm out of the gate and probably. Yeah. I'm just telling you. That's how things work. They opened against the cardinals. So, yeah, they could win because right away and chargers, who I think one of the best defense in the NFL who I'm very we end field Yates, and I talked about them last week. And then ooh Adam chargers eagles chiefs. Yeah. I think we're safe. Maybe that quickstart won't happen quite where we thought maybe shopping, Matthew staffer before the trade that I mean how much? You're an insider. So I got a how much do you think Patricia has there? I got some Baloch. Let's be honest. Right. He had a rough start. He had a rough start. It didn't go great last year. And. I listen, I think it should be kept on I don't think they should make any changes. I don't think they should be doing anything. I think don't have that type of instability. It's a setback for the entire organization. But, but but if they had a horrendous season this year and they struggled out of the gate and, and again, let's go back to those foreign twelve five and eleven kind of marks were there last play. It's just one of those hopeless years, I think Meena with trista any team that has one of those seasons. Anything can happen. He just don't know. You are so good at not risking old takes expose. You're, you're being very professional and careful. And I'm like going to the Super Bowl. But listen, I've learned I've done this now for thirty years. And so you learned that there aren't black and white, and I'm not an opinion. I'm not a prognosticator. I'm a reporter. So I'm not going to tell you. That the wines are gonna finish last or the Packers are gonna finish it first or that, something like that's going to happen. I mean you just it's so hard to forecast. And if you're going to discuss that in late June early, July, I'm just telling you set yourself up to look foolish because that's why the league is so compelling every year because they're our own expected to look, what is it five teams have reached a plus every year for the last two decades that didn't reach before? So if you take a look at last year's plan, just knock five teams out, go do that. You can do is look at the players and say kind of how we feel about the units. And I think there's a lot of there's potential to think this offense could be better based on some of the talent they've added there there's potential in this defensive line. I look at this secondary, and I am and the linebacker core. And I, I didn't mention they also added Sean Melvin. So I guess he might start Darius. It's just, you know, it's an area of concern for me. And that's fair. That's justified or we're gonna find out here when the teams go to camp, right? Yeah. Absolutely. 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I you know, the saints are still the favorite, but to me that was another division where I felt like it was three and one where I felt like the falcons in especially the Panthers I was surprised to feel realize how much are like them after going specially some of the dishes, they made on defense my one concern about the saints. And this is what I'm gonna ask you is. Drew Brees his splits. When you looked at the end of last year, there are some. Well, me say this to you, first of all, if drew Brees is your biggest issue, then your team is in good shape saying that the splits are there and the numbers are what they are. And and, and he has not been prime drew Brees. He's been good drew Brees, which is good enough in many cases in good. Drew Brees is better than most quarterbacks anyway. But I think there is there has been a little bit of a drop off. But the good thing is he's so smart and capable. He knows what he can and can't do and Sean Payton and peace core. Michael, nobody can and can't do and they have all these other weapons that they figured out a way around it. Okay. So sure we dumped the bold Alvin, Kamara we throw the ball to Jared cook at tight end our new tight end. We throw it to Michael Thomas trae, Kwan Smith deep like you mix it up enough. You're not gonna put him in bad spots and the numbers. Yes, they do. Raise the question and get you to go. Drew Brees is your biggest concern. We're talking about the lions. And so the questions and they're writing the Packers drew Brees. Okay. We're real concerned to be from, like a top three quarterback to like a top ten point. Right. So, and yes, given all the other pieces, given the improvements on defense I'm not worried about the saints at all. I did question there another team similar to the Packers Adam where I thought the might add another wide receiver they went on to Jared cook. Instead, who I think's gonna be phenomenal in that offense? But, you know, I it's a lot sometimes to ask if Micheal Thomas. That's all who's about to become very rich. Right. So I think that they'll get that deal, if you're Michael Thomas, and you know that you're gonna get let's just say twenty two million dollars a year. Why would you take one snap at training camp without having that without having secured the bag? Yes. Oh, wow. Yeah. You sound very young. I try to try to be much younger than my fifty two years. Papi is asks field, this one out of my local law guy charges two dollars nine cents where a piece of Bach LA is that a fair price. I used to work at into moons in New York, the Middle Eastern joint to wear. We love Middle Eastern for we bring it in once once. I like Bokola it sevi-. You know that used to make it in cut it. I don't know if you've been on this bug. But yes, Tuesday nine is a fair price because of the for an individual piece, because the labor that goes into the traveling shells asks I'd like to ask you, this one for aspiring NFL nerds. What books podcast websites at cetera should be reading, listening to Adam, can you give us a under the radar perhaps recommendation for pod cash or anything websites books NFL thing me, and I have to be a company, right? Like goes into Mackey Burien field agents, the fungal Bill and, and their podcast. Right. There's lots of fancy takes on their beyond that, though, I will say this. There are a couple of people that I like to pay attention to in particular. There's a lot. I honestly very open minded to all of that. And I probably take in everybody, constantly listening, and reading, and fill material again you just. I learned to live it like that. That's just my life. And so a couple of guys that, that really stand out to me that I think that no Evan Silva. Love Evans selves, gray, his his weekly calms are awesome. Yeah. He does a great job really a big fan of his work, and a guy that's done it for a long time was a head of the John Hanson fantasy. Yeah. I think that he's sharpen and Evan Jonah. The two guys that I fall back on in addition to our people, but I really like what they do. I love it. You cited fantasy too because, you know, sometimes people think offense real football fantasy is opinionated and man today. Pay attention. And are they on top stuff? And it's just so useful. I mean when I mentioned when I first met, you I was doing the fantasy show and it's also so like for me I was nervous because I'm more of a football person than a fancy person. But it just whip all you pay attention different metrics. I love I love fantasy. And I just think that I love my. Job as it is. But when you get invested in like we've got a sixteen team league in the SPN league, which by the way you should petition. Seth Markman for a franchise go on the wait list that I'm no. You'd enjoy, like we just have Tedy Bruschi join a league this year. So it's, it's like more Scott teamed, Hasselback brothers have team. I've team Matthew berry has a teeny Riddick has team. Seth Markman has a team. He won the championship last year. I had, by the way, if I could break for a moment, although maybe more embarrassing than bragging. I had a team last year that went twelve and one what in the regular which I've never had happening. Did you pull the patriots and outscored everybody by a my team was I had a sixteen team league. I had devante atoms. Michael Thomas Tyler Boyd, how George kiddle kennel Andrew luck was my quarterback. My running back to Recode Lamar. Miller, I I'm just telling you for sixteen team league it was a really good team. And then we got to the second round of the playoffs. And I went up against it was defying bell and looked at the match ups and I'm like my my team. My guys got like the bear. They're going to get the bears defense and the Chad wars defense like just Tennessee and I'm going on and she's got like the bucket her running backs going against the buccaneers. And the giant Mike I'm doomed and I lost and I got knocked out in the semi, and it was crushing and that's fancy for. Is that in a year where my team was just great? It just it just got blown up in the postseason. Yeah, it happened. I've actually. Fantasy of I've never actually wanna fantasies a I've always, I've made it to the championship a bunch. But I'll tell you what I have not one are ESPN were league the sixteen team league. I've never wanted we have a basketball league that field Yates runs that I love and I'll just say this to you. If I could digress for a moment, I, we were playing in the basketball, I won the championship two years ago, and in this past year in late March early April whatever it was I was playing in the finals again. And I was going up against Eddie Merlet a producer, DSP and a great producer. And literally, it can't it's nine category. Have you ever played fancy basketball? I have never played it is fun. It is my God. I love it. Anyway. There are nine different categories that you have to win that your team goes up against and we were down in the final week to the single last category of the last game, any was field-goal percentage of our respective rosters and I was up by point three percent, which is a huge number going to the last day. He had lamarcus Aldridge. Go twenty thirty two from the field who takes thirty two shots. New makes twenty and that night in what was the final game of the final match up of the final game of the week. That would dictated I had three players going LeBron James DeAnne FOX and more of them Bagley deandre FOX that night shut three of sixteen from the field. Lebron kept missing shots, and the final minute of the last game Bagley in the brunt. Each missed field goal that swung the field goal percentage point. Oh, one to Eddie. Let and cost me a repeat championship, and the it was on believable. It was. So I mean, I'm just telling you, I fancy goes, they commit thirty thirty out of that. Oh man. It's amazing. How much we remember like these, I will never forget the box three or sixteen Lamarque soldiers, twenty thirty two LeBron Bagley miss, the final minute cost me. Anyway, I don't we we get sidetracked. I don't even how we wound up here. Fancy or you, you mentioned Evansville was great. He's that'll be biker. It's while he's fantastic, Jimmy from Jacksonville asks, what is your favorite open with your dog? What with my dog? Oh, no. This is my favorite opened my dog being a podcast. I usually. Having a little nod to him. I would say tells the tale has a tale last question at him and I want to hear your answer on this fear. The defense asks if Brady and Belle check retire tomorrow. What Orgainzation over the next day would take their place on how to build a contender. So my I'll give you my answer. I, I think looking at the last three years or whatever and thinking about the people in place in their approach I go with Philadelphia. I think just everything they do the way, especially in the, the things that how he is done to build that roster their off-season this year. Honestly, I really like when Indianapolis doing, but it's still a little bit too early. So I'll go with the eagles. Well, listen. What you're doing there really? That would that question is, when you break down is what young quarterback in head coach d'you combination. Who do you want leading your franchise into the future? And if you have a great, great young quarterback then you. You obviously want to compliment him with a great young head coach. And so to me, it, it just who do you believe in most as a quarterback in the league? And, and the best young quarterbacks in the league, I think right now would be Baker Mayfield. The Shawn Watson. And I think Sam darnold is gonna get there too. So you you're gonna wanna go with one of those guys. Now, I guess I also you forget the obvious you bring up the eagles and I love that because in Cleveland, Freddie kitchens, just to go over. We don't know how he's gonna fair long-term coach. We encouraging so far, but we don't know to Shawn Watson, Bill O'Brien. There's been a lot of turmoil in Houston. A lot of change to say the least, so a lot of turbulence. So you wonder how that's going to play out going forward. Whether Bill will be there long term or night. No one can say and then the jets Adam gates just got there and again, does very well working with young quarterbacks. I think he'll do great with Sam darnold. But is he common off that he's going to survive in the New York market for five to ten years? Like I mean, that that's him Bishop to say that. So you don't think those t. Even though I love those quarterbacks. But your selection of the Philadelphia Eagles, I think is a great one, because if course Wednesdays on the field, there's an if always, and he's healthy, then he's going to be a elite quarterback and they love Doug Peterson. And he's already won one Super Bowl. So that would be a combination. That would make a lot of sense. A lot of sense, right? Yeah. Right. Well in the breeding Deltec, it's coach engine. Right. So I think that's, that's the other thing for me with the eagles is like I just have such a Howie believer at right. So, okay. So even if I if Doug Peterson down the line and a few, she's gets blown out and how he Roseman survives. And it's Howie Roseman in Carson Wentz, moving forward, then you feel good about that. I had faith in that organization. They are very smart sharp shrewd organization that's usually ahead of the curve. And so that's good choices any right now to be perfectly Frank, you. Well, let's, let's talk about organization that I think a lot of people feel really good about right now in terms of the decisions, they've made over the last couple of years, both on the coaching side and on the executive side and that's Jacobo division winner. So to me, I'll just again throw bomb at the quarterback right out the gate the lie. It's not a bomb, everybody thinks on this other listeners puck thing I'm really hard, Mr. Bisky, and I don't think I am. I think he was average. But apparently, because we're talking about a team that, you know, was a potential super contender. That sounds harsh. He's very early in his career but to me he, he is the question Mark on this team. And I think that's fair. Right. Well, yes, but I would say this that you're talking about a quarterback that I believe at thirteen origin. College. Right. So and stepped in and literally was spending his very first season as you with Matt Nagy and how did that work at you say he was average I is better than that. Although I would say he was good. But he was inconsistent. That's true. And so if you take away some of that inconsistency, and you get him to be more consistent, which he should be in the second year in that system. I think he's gonna work out and keep in mind. There's a quarterback that was drafted in the same head of the Shawn Watson. I had of Patrick Mohme's, and it gives you an idea of some of his ability, and if anybody's going to bring it out of him, it's certainly going to be that coaching staff with Matt Nagy and Marquel. Fritsch and the rest of the people that are in Chicago doing their job. So again, I'm not down on Trubisky at all. I think that our work in progress. And also this Meena back when I was growing up way back when, in the eighteen hundreds quarterbacks were usually given four to five years before. Turn into the quarterback. They were somewhere along the way in the last five ten years, maybe with the spread of spread offenses in college, maybe with the way that we live in society with things just being on a fast track and people wanting instant results. I, I think people now expect their quarterbacks to be playing and performing and producing right away. Like, yeah, you're wanting to contractual right. Because you have to make a decision at a certain planning right now. They're in the window, where grades T we can spend around him. It's as great post world where that's how teams are built. But at a certain point, you get to where the Rams or poaching. Jared Goff where I mean, we already crossed that threshold with Marotta wisdom. We've talked about, I'd Ozzy him and they haven't been able to come to termination on them, which is very unique and interesting. So I think you know, entering your three is when you really start having this conversation about where he courted. Okay. Is he the guy was he worth it? Are we going to give him that big contract, even if you're right? It is a little unfair, especially given how. In his resume was coming out of college. My feeling about your busy is, again, I said average so back off people who call me a hater. I think obviously, he's an incredible athlete. We I mean he ranked like for second or third, and QBR and a lot of that is just because what he did with his legs when he was on script in Matt Nagy brilliant offense. He at times executed at perfectly, but the inconsistency it was like his passer rating. If you charted at out per game, it would look like you know, one of those EKG's where it's like seventy one hundred seventy one hundred just highs low lows, and I think from this year, you know, just given the fact that great defenses Adam are much more likely to regress your year like this defense carried him at times. And I don't know if you can count on that Roshan that changed defensive coordinators. Right. They went for Vic fan. Yeah. Forgotten how you feel about that? Well, listen, chokes really good Vic Vic, gene is. He he's, I there are a few guys that just stand in a league of their own. And I think Vic is one of them. And that's, that's no slider. Trump gone, I think is an outstanding defensive coach and his men are going to love playing. There are many men better than Chuck Pagano. There really aren't he's a great man. And I think he's a really good football coach. So they did the bears as well as they could have to replace a legendary defensive coordinator, my mind guy. That's just fantastic about fundamentals and d, you know, you remember the press conference day when all these coaches these, hey coach take over, and you get to watch them perform. And, and you see how they do Vic Fangio who I think took a long time to get a head coaching job because it was reputation of being like antisocial I don't Vic for a long time. He's not what was this? He's not Sean McVeigh in terms of social comfort, but he's a really nice man, and any, any old school. And when he got up at podium for his introductory press conference as the head coach them Broncos. I thought he nailed it. He mastered he showed what it's like to pay your dues to be around the game to know your craft and to discuss. He just looked so seasoned and so ready for this challenge. Now, we'll see how it works out in Denver. It doesn't show anything, but the point is, that's the kind of coach at the bears are losing. And there's no way that you can lose a coach like that and not feel anything and just think that everything goes on uninterrupted the complexity of that defense out him. Like that was not a simple defense and they're bringing in. Yes, they, they have most they didn't lose a ton of talent. Right. But bus screen is a downgrade from Bryce Callahan losing ageless that's going to hurt them. Now. Imagine roquan Smith with who obviously had a bit of a late start, right? He'll, he's going to be better. He's a great talent. But they were also incredibly healthy last year. Yep. Those things are it's very hard to repeat all of those things. Well, and again, that gets respect me to original point we're breaking down these teams and providing a preview and giving you what we think are the most intelligent thoughts at this point in late June, July, and the truth is nobody someone's going to record and we're gonna be no. We go to training camp. And all of a sudden, one of the starting quarterbacks for his knees missing time, racist, collarbone division turns upside down. But this, this should be a very good defense. Like, yes Akeem Hicks is one of the most underrated alignment, and all football Goldman should be better. Cleal MAC is Khalil Mack. Any trumpet Leonard floor. You know they're gonna get out of him. They've got some players in the secondary. Eddie Jackson's of toss star any Jackson. Winless under star. My guy that guy he is so good. Yeah. Yeah he can play for my team week. Yeah. No, I mean look, when you go by when you look at the chart, it's just like, wow. Okay there. There's still really good. I just it's so hard to repeat health talent, the loss of the head coach there, just a lot of uncertainty. And they're going to need to lean on Mitch Trubisky. And so for me that is can he carry them to victory? Right. Can carry this defense win, and he's into and, and we'll see. I mean like you said, the still developing quarterback, I he's shown at times, his highs have been high. He make the throws he super Affleck decision making is sometimes up and down. So I just have some question marks about them. So we'll see there. But again, you look at the roster you look at the staff you look at the team. They should be a good good football team for a while should be well, I think that will be. So careful, I think last team should be good too. And I, I am not going to talk at great length about Kirk cousins, because I have done it so much on this pug, 'cause he Adam, he frustrates me because I simultaneously think he's horribly underrated unin fairly maligned. But then he fails me in big moments. Right. And, and it's deeply frustrating because he was actually good last year. And yet, he just he, he lives up to the reputation times. And it's really frustrating again. Cheesy. Critique the Vikings and get on Kirk cousins as the contract because the contract and the guaranteed money and all that, which which he deserved. And he earned and I got no issues any of that. I think we try to criticize the Vikings. I think what we sometimes side of the fact is. They lost Tony Sperone or their offense on the eve of training camp. He passed away and just like we're talking about Vic Fangio in that mold Meena Tony soprano with that kind of offense of one coach and offensive line coaches, I think may be even more difficult to find than defensive coordinators. And when you lose a guy like that it throws everything into complete chaos. So now this off season they went out and they got Rick Denison with Gary kubiak, and Brian Perry on the broad and a bunch of former Texans slash Broncos coaches guys that I've known since nineteen ninety and the these guys have been around they understand the game. They will bring type stability and knowledge to this team that at times it didn't have, and then you get to keep gala Kevin's fancy. So you get the best of all worlds where you're mold. Adding some of the days that you had in place with the new ideas, and blocking schemes of kubiak and Denison, and again, this team that I think should be pretty good. Look. They went out and used their first round pick on Garrett bradberry, he's gonna start right away center, Riley replays, left tackle, Pat. L fine left guard jobs. That's confirmed. They're gonna move L fine to garden. I think so. I think that's will happen confirmed. That's my expectation confirm bradberry was an excellent center, perfect fit for Lubeck, Josh Klein, right guard Brian O'Neill. I think is really good, right? Yeah. Echo. That's how shapes up. And you know, on paper that should be a pretty good offensive line should can't take ours. Again. It comes back to the coaching. So if this, if this staff gets out of this line, and Dow cook his back from that SEAL another year later running the ball. Well. That makes life easier for cousins. You know, the defense is going to be good at always is. So I like this team. I team yeah. That could not run the football last year, which obviously was very frustrated to Mike Zimmer and everything they've done as you outlined us to believe that something that they want to do, but is it worth it to go out when you've given the division to the Packers. I think three teams. I think I'm actually hiring the Vikings hiring cousins, the most even despite my preamble there because I like kubiak. And I think he's a fit with him. I think kubiak instance gives young are going to kind of work. I guess hand-in-hand. Right. So I, I was reading an article Adam Vikings website and something jumped out to me, it was a quote from Kirk cousins, and I don't really see anyone talking about this. But he said, and this is, I think analytics expert or like this. He said, if you if you think I think when you look at any numbers or analytics, I've been effective when play action plays, they're being called Kirk cousins says. Correct. But then if you look across the league, and that's the case, endless department sent me a really good summary a couple of weeks ago over Memorial Day weekend showing the play action is just affective period. And you've got to call it more Holly Lucia. Guess what? The staff that they brought in. This is in that. So that makes me excited about this offense. I, I hope to see more it is what Kirk cousins does. Well, yeah. So I obviously we already we don't even into over the skill but we know that they have the of the best wide receiver does in the NFL. They editor of Smith junior, but they resigned Rudolph. They're fine about this defense. So Adam, you mentioned. They were good, but they weirdly started last season terribly. Can you explain that? And then they've refined at the end I think, but well again some of that offensive pressure. They're throwing the ball more. And again, the defense spending more time on the field then it wants and defense had some of the issues with Everson Griffen. Having take care of his issues off the field and secondary play as well as it should've. And I mean. I mean it's one of these things that just it just feeds off itself like the defense, always should be better. But again, if you throw in the ball, more and the clock stopping and putting defense on the field and they're getting frustrated because you're not run on the ball as much. We know Mike Zimmer frustrated about that. I just think that kind of infiltrates everybody so that would be one of my theories as to why it was weird started slow when it when it certainly good enough to. Yeah. To know it. I think the Grissom thing had a real like caused a lot of had a bit of a ripple effect. You know what I mean? Like oh, you lose that pass rush. Secondary suffers Yati out of but when you look at the, the names, it's like my God. There's so much talent hunters, like one of the most underrated young players in the NFL. I thought the safety Anthony Harris really emerged last year. There were you mentioned the secondary. I think that was milking wrap up at the defense here that was one of the strangest things to me is just some of the liquid Harrison Smith to Harris. Smith missing time to that injury time yet. And then, yes. So Harris, there was a few guys who miss time last year on defense. So that's definitely scenario. Trae Wayne's was out forbidden, and, of course, Mike us, right? The rookie so. Yeah, exurbia Roach played like Xavier road. Whatever reason I don't know if that was injuries or what? But he was. It was worse. It was the worst season. It was career. So, and they were shopping, Wayne's, right? I think at some point, she's a win on it seemed that people were his name emerged, quite a bit. There's a lot of discussion about him. So the talents there. Eight just at times. Very skies were injured or struggled. But I think when you just look up and down the roster. The expectation is even with loss of Sheldon Richardson, they bring extra mar Stephen expectation is that this should still be an elite defense. Listen, their teams that are just know for certain things. Right. We're talking about the Packers. And you just think that you've Arron Rogers and that somehow no matter how good Matt leflore isn't that they're going to be able to move the ball offensively? And I think when you look at this Vikings team with Mike Zimmer say coach you just expect that they're going to play good defense, no matter how good it is. It's going gonna be good. The question is how it's like eating it's always good. But the question is, how good is it going to be a great base apiece? Yeah. Exactly. That's a yeah. Last segment. But I wanna tell you guys about ZipRecruiter hiring is challenging, but there's one place you can go were. 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Ziprecruiter, the smartest way to hire. And that would sign for Dixon, dunks. I'm getting paid for this, right? Thanks dunks. Are brought to you by ZipRecruiter, the smartest way to hire. Okay. Adam, so I got four questions. The fifth is from Lenny, and I just want you to promise me, you won't lose professional respect for me. I always read it in his voice motion, people do dogs. Make people do funny. Things heard me around my dogs, you would lose respect for me to do. You have a voice for that any of them, or your wife, do, like, voice. Yeah. Okay. You don't have to show. Honestly, I can tell I can tell. My wife is in a good mood and what she's not by how she talked to the dogs. Oh, it's so true. Okay. Question. Everyone is from me. Have you ever seen a fake Adam Schefter tweet and thought for a second? You wrote it. I've never seen thought. I've written it. No. I mean, there've been some examples of so many, you know, there there's a black Adam Schefter side, and Adam Schefter site. And I think that, you know, today me actually, I woke up to the news on Twitter Twitter, semi notice that it's my tenure aniversary of being on Twitter and I was I was I was I was surprised. I was like, wow. And you start thinking about your life. Ten years ago today, I joined Twitter and you know, just a few weeks before that, yes, PIN higher may and, you know, and I had my, my daughter Dylan like six months before that. And so I had no idea how much about life for changing in the span of about a year or so that really just change things and early on. There were some imitations. There were things that showed up there, people re tweeting me, and I'm like I didn't tweet I'm like, why is this person in person, you get worked up that after like whatever I don't know eight the finest compliment, though. Right. I know it's annoying, and like initially it was initially it was, I care less right now about it, honestly, dilly. Such a cool name for girl. Thank you Braschi it, that your dog sounds like more traditional names like Maggie, and that you're human as a unconventional name. Well, it's very twenty nineteen of you. Well, try to be current here question two, yes. Carrying the bag Schefter question too. I want this. Just say, yes or no question. Okay. Did Tom Brady show signs of decline in twenty eighteen. You don't want to answer. You don't have to just, you know, first of all, I'm not a yes. No answer prochet. Now, I know. And as soon as I say, yes or no. Then all of a sudden it's like says Tom Brady is on the one. The nuance answer, then nuance answer a bait like again, I think Tom Brady, like, drew Brees, not quite the same, but ass still somebody, you'd want on your team every day of the week as answer. It's true. You're michigan. Grad, right. Oh, yeah. Okay. So I don't know. My dad went to Michigan for grad school. I lived on campus as hit. I didn't know that. Yeah. Up Michigan fan and how old were you when you lived on campus? Do you remember six and seven? You've probably about the time. I was going to school. Here's where years didn't cross paths Jimmy Johns. Gosh, I was I ninety early nineties. I was gone. I was gone on graduate, graduated eighty nine oh boy. Yeah. Boy, totally a mold and washed up me. And I gotta Michigan question for you. Would you be afraid to wrestle Jim Harbaugh? No, I wouldn't be afraid. But I would I would resign myself the fact that he would kick my ass. Terrifying. He's, he's, he's, he's a great dude is just wired differently. Yes. Why I guess that's a good way to put it. That's a really good way to put it. I'm gonna use that describe people who are who are who. Are different. I'm gonna just wired differently. I like that, as you missed, but he could beat. And even though I don't think he's like I think he's far from being the most athletic coach right? Especially college levels. But I all he could beat any of them in a wrestling match limited this to. When I went to school there, he was the quarterback of Michigan my first year there. My first two years. He was he was a really good college quarterback. Any could scramble throw. He could do a lot of things. Yeah. He is. I would venture to say a better athlete than you, probably realize now, could he do it now at age fifty three four five? Whatever is, nobody could. But I'm just telling you. He is underrated in terms of his athletic abilities and skills. Oh, yeah. He's probably one of the spares quarterbacks. Jessica speaks a little bit more to the history of quarterbacks there that no but I mean. Yeah, he you're right. I think we are at the point where he was probably underrated as an athlete when people, but now you know, he's, he's got a dad Bod, and he's got dad strength to which is a, a real thing dad's strength. What's wrong with the dad Bod nothing? If you go. Yeah. Okay. Disrespects the dead buds. I'm sure that a lot of my listeners have them. To a sinful I do not have a debt but is fired to have one someday question four. Who would you cast to play yourself in a movie? That's simple. That's an easy one, because I've actually been out to dinner. When I worked for NFL network, and all of a sudden the nature day sent over deserts to the entire table. And I said to myself. Wow. Like I didn't know people this many people were watching at work like that. That, that's a thing. Well, like that's impressive. And, and I went to thank the guy and he came over. He said, well, we loved, you include us and. Paul ride. There you go. You do look like him. I've never thought of that have you ever met him because he's a sports. He's like a baseball guy, though. Right. Dinner with him, actually. Verse rich Eisen knows him. I, I guess they're very in back when I was working for network. We're in Kansas City for Thursday night game. And I remember me, rand Paul going to pull ROY was Paul Rudd, and he's cheese fan. Right. Always use cheese fan. So we went to dinner and, and flex, and I remember bringing up, I've had people. Tell me like you know that look like you or I don't think they really cared he'd be. Okay, wasn't say you look like Adam Schefter, maybe I don't think you know, you've definitely got more Twitter followers than him. Without checking you might not, but I'm sure you, do you do the whole road is polaroid is Paul wrote. He's depowered. He's been testy that we might choice. Good one really good one. And in fact, I had I've had various people telling a girl that I that I knew back in my single days. Call me PR. There you go. We are like a really good one like that. That was very spot on. But I don't I get the singer Michelle branch on, if you remember her. She did this on everywhere, isn't one one. Retainer fame. We'll see that but you're not a one hit wonder so you've exceeded and outperform show branch. So Michelle branch should be honored to become Unicom's you say that now but you're about to go to question in dogs voice. Well, Michelle branch couldn't go into dogs voice good. She. Please retain our professional got. Tweets. I wrote my wife left me, why didn't you reply? Well, because you are one of millions that has given me that response start that. You know what I'm going to say this to you? I have no clue although I think I gained some insight last night because field Yates tweeted about his wedding, and when he tweeted about that he did a podcast and he wrote step one, get married to recap on the podcast with Matthew berry defying a bell, and my I respond to them has your wife left. You yet. Okay. Now. Now again, what I noticed is in reading through the responses, which I'm looking through right now is that they claim that some guy named Barry Barry is the one that I've seen that account. Yeah. And looked and I'm not trying to insult berry. Seems like Barry really popular sports talk, Barry. Barry. Macaca. Nour. And he's got two hundred and forty thousand followers. So clearly he somebody and. I'm sure that this, this is always got a podcast and the sounds going to be played on his podcast credit to the Munich by guest, right? Because it making a full of myself right now for not knowing you're not you're not. Okay. So I'm just telling you I wanna credit, I think I want to credit Barry McCotter. For producing something that I is just kind of spread like fungus every no, my wife left me. Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. Like every time I tweet so many so people say now eared but it's not everybody. Right. It's not just me right? I think it started with you. I feel like you see them in response to JR. Some of the other news breakers, but I think you were the originator of being told my wife left me. It's also the weirdest thing if we were going to the real world and explain it to people, they would be so confused. I listen, I didn't get it. But there's a lot of it. When when I tweeted at field that your wife hasn't left. You yet. A lot of people tweeted about this, Barry, dude. So it's a very funny. So I'm guessing based off that which I didn't know until my tweet to field Yates that has your wife left you that, that this guy obviously, deserves the credit for originating it. So my, my Kathy, you bury on a job well done for starting something that I have no idea what the heck I'm talking about.

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"Plants capture CO two. What if we could help industrial plants capture it to thank you? We could help lower emissions. It's one way. Exxon Mobil is helping industrial plants be more like plants. At this week's David Morial week, Adam Schefter podcast. We're joined by former gunnery officer from the United States, navy worn sow Allen Tonio whose expertise goes beyond manning ship in the seat. And we'll take your ask Adam question some excellent questions this week. But first, we start with my friend, my colleague, the decorated veteran, Sal paolantonio are joining us now, longtime longtime ESPN NFL reporter, the author of the Philly special, how the Philadelphia Eagles, when their first Super Bowl championship, my friend, my colleague, the great, Sal paolantonio. How's that furniture show? That was great. Thank you, Adam. You're the great one that I'm near the great one. I was doing the class recently, young broadcast students. And they asked me for the one person that I watch all the time, but I learned from still, and I said, number one, no question. Adam schefter. That's nice. You say what are you? What are you learned from me? Sal. No one breaks news, better than, you know, ones on top of it more than you, you eat drink and sleep this job in a way that I've never seen anyone before that's one and two, it's not only important to gather information, but it's really important to know how to deliver it and I think your presentation is always terrific. It's incisive its concise, it's to the point you get, as I like to say Adam, right to the news. Well, speaking of which, and I appreciate those kind words, and I thank you for them. There's nobody that knows how to deliver the news better than you what it is Memorial Day as we tape this shell, and I guess my question to you would be, how does somebody go from graduating from the state university of New York at Oneonta in nineteen seventy seven with a bachelor of orch degree in history going onto NYU to get your masters degree in journalism, and then wind up serving as a gunnery officer. In the US navy. Well, it's an actually an interesting story, and it's very family related my uncle Antonio. Paolantonio was served in submarines in World War. Two in the Newark city and his brother mareo, also served in the navy in World War Two and their youngest brother. Vito was my dad and my dad had cataracts at birth and was four f- from the Korean war. Never served he was the only one in his family who did not serve my, my grandfather, Nick served in both the Italian and the US army, and I remember very distinctly in nineteen sixty eight my twelfth berthli birthday. My, my, my uncle Antonio was my godfather as well. He came to visit me and I only cared about two things the Beatles in baseball when I was twelve and he looked me in the eye and he put pressure on him and he said, you have to go into the service because your dad didn't serve so no matter. When it happens, it's gotta happen. And I made him that promise and I kept that promise. And you served in the US navy from seventy nine to eighty three and right seventy eight to eighty three five years. I was a sophomore for officer had different jobs, as a surface, warfare episode onto ships in the Pacific and Indian oceans and mostly. You know thank God. I did not serve any shooting war during the Cold War. The height of it after Carter left at Reagan took over at that point in eighty one we were at the height of the Cold War, and we basically chased Russian submarines over the South Pacific, and the, you know, shit and I spent a lot of time at sea, I did what's called a Westpac tour anybody who's listening to this, and serve knows what it is. And I did three of them, they were seven eight nine months at a time that I was away from my wife. We, we were, we will. Remarried very early on in life. And mister mister lot of missed a lot of time and are nearly part of our marriage. What is your greatest memory of serving as long as you did at sea? Wow. So many great memories, you know, the Conrado re with my colleagues, Sean will, and rob Merav ago. Jimmy Sukarno Royal guys that I am still friends with over the years. John wack der-, Dan? Dan, bowler, guys, who I served with those, those friendships, you know, just like just like in, in our job. Now it's the friendships to come rodri-. It's teamwork. I love the being at sea with my, my friends and my colleagues, and I enjoyed the work. But I think the greatest memory was when, when we were dispatched for the first time to the Indian Ocean from the South Pacific, and I was the lead officer and the deck up for the Sixth Fleet as we went through the straits of Milwaukee at night. And to drive a carrier group as the lead on the USS let which was a cricket. Knox class frigate to drive that ship as a leader to carry a group through the straits from a lot at night is something that I will never forget, I'll tell you it. It gets you ready for standing at an NFL stadium with seventy thousand people screaming. It's rear and focusing on what you have to say into the camera and try to do it. Well, because that was that was something that I really had to focus on with was was not running into anything or running aground in a very difficult situation. Did you ever feel endanger while you did that while you were driving that ship? No. I personally didn't, you know, I, I had I had great men around me. Great equipment. I was well trained. I was chosen for that job for a reason I was a pretty good ship driver at him. I don't mind saying I don't have a ship. I was pretty good at it. And you know, you don't actually hold the helm. You understood the deck you decide where to ship is going to go. And of course, executive officer in the CEO were, were always within earshot of me. So, but no definitely not. But I did not want anybody to be harmed while while I was performing this duty. So having served in the navy south from nineteen seventy to nineteen Eighty-three. What does Memorial Day mean to you? You know, I, I take Memorial Day very seriously. You know, because having studied history and studied military history. I understand the sacrifices of the men and women of the United States, armed forces over the centuries in order for us to do that, normal things that we wanna do on Morial dead. Go to a picnic. Enjoy a barbecue. Go swimming have ice cream with our grandchildren. You know, and I understand what kinds of sacrifice was made and the level of bloodshed that took place. And I and I think of the other thing, I think, of don't too is I think of all the men and women were serving abroad right now. I always tell my daughters, sometimes close your eyes and think right now that there are men and women at sea on an aircraft. Carrier night performing flight operations far from their families, and their families are home. I'm having dinner without them and that, that to me is what Memorial Day means will allow me to thank you, and Chris Mortensen, and every other person, I know and a real person I don't know who has served for our country and given up their time and made sacrifices for their family as you did as more did as so many others have done, and we all all you a tremendous debt of gratitude. So I would ask you sell so then how do you go from doing what you did drive in that ship, as well as you did to driving those live shots, as well as you have for twenty four years freeze over twenty four years? Right. Like we are closing in on twenty five years free, his nobody's done it longer. And at a higher level than you. Well, you know. Longevity in his businesses tough, and, you know what I tell aspiring broadcasters or journalists, is you gotta have proper prior preparation to prevent poor performance is something I learned in the navy. It's the six Ps, proper prior preparation prevents poor performance, and I still rehearse and I still make sure that I know exactly what I'm talking about at all times, and I still try to bring it. I try to bring, you know that whole Joe DiMaggio thing you know, no matter what you're doing in your craft try to do it to the best of your ability with that with that extra pep in your step at all times. Because you never know if the person watching is watching for the first time you ever imagine leaving the navy that you would work the way you have for one company doing what you have for this long period of time. I've been super lucky the answer to that is definitely no super lucky. I've had great people in my life at ESPN Jim Cohen who hired me Seth Markman, who is the godfather of all things NFL at ESPN has been such a promoter of my career when I wrote Phillies special, he was the first person that ESPN that I think meek knowledge moments. Stephanie, Julie norby Williamson. I mean, the list goes on and on and on, of people that I've had close to me, who have been make people came out and newspapers like Chuck, solid, pseudo. You know, guys people who understood how to do the job at understood that I had something to contribute. And I always like to say, again, to my students, sometimes ESPN you get to play quarterback. Like I do on Sunday mornings at Lincoln financial field. But when I go to the Super Bowl, I'm the right guard. And that's the key to understanding the culture at ESPN. Sometimes you get to play quarterback, but you'd be better be ready to play special teams when they ask you where do you teach students sell. You a class that you teach I teach all over the country out of mental I taught as an adjunct at Saint Jones for six years, I take teach young broadcasters and something called the scholastic broadcast camp every summer that it's done. It's based at affiliate, but it's based, it has camps all over the country. And then I'm asked to to go and teach classes at different universities and colleges all the time. And whenever I can I try to talk to them because it's tough now to get a job. And it's really hard to keep them, you know, twenty five years at Disney, you know what they give you for that cell, which is the statue for twenty five. I checked it out before I came on tinker. Bell is twenty five years. You tinker bell. L statue coming and I believe, if my fact checking is accurate that you get a similar statue at twenty. Do you have a simple statute from twenty I have Mustafa said, twenty I believe, yes, I have still I gave it to my granddaughter Kira? I wanted her to have it. She loves The Lion King. And she can't believe that I have that statue. Simba mustafa. That's a lot of styling of a single statue from Disney yet. Don't worry you're gonna own the company. I don't ever single stats show in your role as news gatherer Sunday sideline reporter who is the best interview that you've ever done. You know. Well, I, I would have to say it's a it's a tie between three people their own the NFL. I say Ray. Because, you know. Hi covered his trial. And then I covered his Super Bowl runs, and I could like listen to Ray Lewis talk, you know, recite the Manhattan phone book. Bill Parcells that way. Yup. Bill parcells. Yes. Bill parsoes. Is that way for sure? Tom brady. What has to be right up there? I've covered all Super Bowl runs. Most of this playoff games and Brady is always detailed and interesting and sincere. And then I'm gonna say eat line mooning. You know why? Because excessively and he never shot his way from a question. And I just like dealing with the wind and I like you like I like the lead to eat lie. Tell stories got an interesting story, my opinion. So we got Ray Lewis. You got Tom Brady with ally. Manning you bring up. Tom brady. How much interaction one on one? If you had with him. Well quite a bit. I mean on the field and in post game I got quite a bit of interaction with them. And obviously at the Super Bowls this last Super Bowl after one of the media Vail abilities at the middle of the week. I just went up to him as he came off the podium and stop them before he left and talked to him one on one. And we put it on sportscenter. And I remember Steph Markman, sending me texted, you got Brady. And I'm like yeah, got Brady. And then after the Super Bowl is, you know, it's, it's an absolute mad house rush to get players and they don't just give them to you. You're not the broadcasting network, and you have to fight and Tom was kind enough to stop and talk to me after that lie, and we did it, and we take three or four questions and it ran on all the sports centers that night. So, you know, I've had enough interaction with them. And, you know, I've another thing that I try to teach my students is the importance of writing hand. Brittian. Thank you notes to everybody that you interview and Brady has always mentioned to me. Hey, I got your note. Thanks, and I know you do the same thing at him. In fact, I get I get. Thank you notes back from Bill Belichick all the time. I send Bill. Thank you all the time because he always invites me on the field at training camp. And we chat a little bit about our grandchildren about football, and I was sent him a note. And he writes me back listening back to Tom Brady. I don't get to get out of the office. Very often my world exists between basically my house in New York. Reggie live shots or Bristol, Connecticut. I get to go to one game a year, unlike you so I have sold little interaction of close in person with these guys the way you do every single week. And you get to miss out on it. I miss out on that. But I will say this, my two favorite guys. Larry FitzGerald as people and Tom Brady to Perrault's, two gentlemen, such nice people nicer than people realize very nice guy. Tom brady. And but don't be fooled for Rochas underneath killer or Roche is- underneath wants to kill the competition. No question about it. But, you know, he turned me on to a book that I have met my bed stand call the four agreements, and I've, I've, I've bought probably twenty copies and giving them to everybody that, you know, I talked about my, my children, have my wife has four agreements, and it's his favorite book, and I try to live by those four agreement. I, I don't know this book's fill me in on what I'm missing yourself. Oh, it's a it's a fabulous little book of personal philosophy and the, the four agreements are being peck, -able with your word. Don't let outside forces influence, you be true to yourself and. The last one is, is escaping me off the top of my head. But the bottom line is, it's not how you act. It's how you react that separates the haves from the have nots in the book. Is that good? You love it. I read it all the time. Well, I gotta get this. It's a great. It's a great book of mindfulness in life. Well, I'm going to get that book. I'm surprised when you were listening people that you didn't mention Bart Scott in this great interview, Sal, sauna. Number levers. How did that all the number lever? Tom jackson. What have our back? He saw. Anybody can be. So how did that just feel feel great poetic Justice? We know we are much better team than we came represented ourselves. And we're, we're pissed off ready to come back and show on defense. The type of team this was kind of character. We had we taken last two games. Don't change that. We've rarely met in playoff. We are. Good football team. It looks like this team played with anger all day. Why? But all you believe disrespect us talk crap about the defense like waiting to third. Best defense in the league. Only hears about that defense k-. Stop a nose bleed pudding fifth in the league. And we want to get this respected. Relations C a Pittsburg can't wait. See, so that was January twenty eleven and I remember watching that interview and it was one of the great post game interviews with a player on the field that I've ever seen. And what was so great about that, to me, not only was his reaction talk about Tom Brady and the reaction, not the action, but it was your deadpan delivery, you maintained a straight face on. I never would have been able to do that. I would have been swept up in the emotion. The moment I would have been laughing at what he said, and you just sat there looking at him in all seriousness. What do you remember about that day? Well, I remember everything about that day. I used that interview in my, my classes, all the time I said, twenty three total words in that interview and, you know, I knew right away. It was going to be great and I didn't want to get in the way of it. I didn't want to color it in any way, shape or form. And I thought it was really important to just listen to what he was saying and react to it, my use of the word of anger there. And just a clean open ended question. Why allowed him to let his emotions pour forth, and I could've asked him about the essence of the own a talking point about it ex oh, point or whatever, but I realized right away that I had it and there was nothing more for me to say and I threw it back back to you. The back to you parts still makes Hannah storm laugh. It was an outstanding post given to, and you did a great job of just getting out of his way and to watch it. You're listening to it as one thing to watch. It is another thing because he so expressive and he's so angry. And you're like I said you to set there and you just listened to the whole thing without reacting at all. So that was a great job. You know, when I first got the ESPN Adam John Walsh, told me go for the stars play the hits. And that's what I try to do. And he's post game interviews is bring the big stores to our audience. And I always look for on defense linebackers offense quarterbacks obviously, but linebackers have so much adrenaline coursing through their veins. That's why I mentioned Ray Lewis. And that's why that interview with Bart Scott a linebacker has so much adrenaline it so pumped up after a win like that. And make sure you get him on the field before they cool down. Locker room and let the emotions just hang out and get out of the way and stay out of the linebacker more a linebacker more so than a defensive lineman or defensive back. They don't have to. Yeah. The linebackers, you the one calling the signals knows what happened. And you know, obviously, you wanna pick a guy who's been running around has been, you know, blood Scott played every single snap in that get you. Yeah. And so I and and it was just too easy. It was easy for me to stay out of the way and let him do his thing it's one of the most watched post game interviews on YouTube ESPN history. It was made into not one, but two rap songs and the phrase, can't wait, was trademark by Bart Scott could you imagine if the if the jets at beating the Steelers in the AFC championship game? Oh and gone to the Super Bowl. The t shirts we would have sold out shifted shirts. We would have sold, and you did not get any percentage of that patent. Can't wait dig, you know, of course, not. Repented way, there's no way there's no way I could do that. No, I know. But that's why I'm surprised that when you were listing the athletes that you've interviewed that stood out to you, most you listed. Ray. Lewis Tom Brady Neelam, and no mention of Bart Scott there. Well, the Bart Scott interview is super famous and super great, but it was shooting star was Haley's comet. And, you know, these these other gentlemen, and many others are have to interview all the time and to go back and back back back over and over and over again, they never disappoint great. You mentioned four agreements, the Brooke the Tom Brady recommends that you have by your bedside that you given out to thirty or so people, you've also written as you mentioned at the outset of this podcast Phillies special how the Philadelphia Eagles won their first Super Bowl championship. What stood out to you most about that book? So. Well, what I learned about that team after having covered the team throughout the entire run was fascinating to me. You know, the way that Doug Peterson was able to adapt, the fact that the team was resilient despite the injuries to their starting left tackle starting middle linebacker starting quarterback, the level of brotherhood, and literally, you know, I hate to throw this word around at him because you hear it all the time and it doesn't mean really that much? But in this case, I'm using the word. Very specifically this team had love. They really loved each other, and during the Nick foles part of it after Carson Wentz went down. Foles really was able to bring the team together, I think through a bond of brotherhood and love, like I have never seen before. And it was very interesting to me the way the team rallied around foles and how foles give back to them with, you know, such a meaningful relationship that carried over into the season after they won the Super Bowl last season. And I know that a lot of people in that organization. We're really sorry to see him go. How's he going to do in Jacksonville? Well, he didn't have a great supporting cast around him in Philly. It was good. But not great again, missing left tackle, or you know, kind of different parts to the to the running back position. He didn't have really a true, great wide receiver the to Nick foles. Is that he gets the ball out quickly? He's in Tom Brady's neighborhood two point five seconds or less. That's gonna make Jacksonville's offensive line. Better instantaneously. It's snap. One Mississippi two Mississippi. Release the football. And if he does that, with John Filipo and the run pass option they'll be a lot better. The problem is right at him. That's since Jacksonville went to Foxborough for that AFC championship game against the patriots. The AFC south has improved matter Yang. Label as in improve the titans. I think Frank Reich has the colts on the doorstep of the AFC championship game right now. Reads. And, and so Jacksonville and then, of course Houston because they have two of the best players in the league and Watson and JJ watt. I mean they they they're always going to be good. So Jacksonville's got their work cut out from you. Bring up Doug Peterson and a couple of weeks ago you were spotted on the weekend sports in a riding bikes with Doug Peterson and I can't tell you how many towns referred live shot from stadium site where you said I texted Doug Peterson this morning. And this is what he told his team. There's Doug Peterson ever get tired of hearing from you sell. I have never asked him that question. All my nose is still response to my texts. Oh, right. And if he did it respond to my text. I would say something to him because we both go on to laurel creek country club. We both go the same. Starbucks. We both go to the same Chinese restaurant in Moorestown, New Jersey, our wives know each other. We both work for urban premise ministries charity. So if he didn't respond to my text, I would say something to. You would not be buying a Starbucks online. You'd be sabotaging you'd be charging drinks as account at the country club. You could be doing a lot of things to him. That would make his life miserable. Correct. I do know is account number correct. And how are the eagles going to fare this year sell? Nobody's got a better pulse on that team. Then you how are they going to do you know it really doesn't take an expert to figure it out? It's all about whether or number eleven can stay on the field. Dating back to his final collegiate season Carson Wentz has missed thirty one percent of his possible starts twenty one of sixty eight the crack bone in the back last year, then me, and drew the year before a broken wrist in college where he missed eight games when twelve weeks without playing in colleges senior year. He's missed thirty one percent of his possible starts at him. And that's a big number. And so it's all about Carson Wentz being available to this. The football team. 'cause Nick foles ain't walking through that door anymore. He's made some filled is your backup quarterback. So it's a precipitous drop. If Carson Wentz is not on the field. You expect them to be healthy from the time that you spent at the club in the Starbucks and everyone else with Doug Peterson I do expect them to be healthy at the start of the season. Yes. Now, notice how I answered that question at the start of the season, you didn't say training camp. I do I do believe you'll be ready at the start of the season. When the season starts he will be ready to go. You telling me something there, aren't you Sal without saying, oh, I think I think he will participate in training camp. I think he will participate in training camp. I don't know how much they're gonna play him in the preseason. That's an awful risky thing even playing the preseason. Remember in his rookie year and had a very good look issues. And because he had he had that here that wrist injury. But don't you think if they're holding him out of the first couple of games, and there's really no great? Reason to play him. But wouldn't that send off some sort of signal that he's not fully recovered from that injury. At that point time if he doesn't play in the early part of the preseason. Well, as you know, this is a delicate dance, right? You are reported and I think, accurately that talks are ongoing between the team and cautioned wrenches representatives about a long-term deal and everybody involved wants to get it done. What shape it will take. I'll wait for you to break that news. I don't know what shape it will take that we protections for everybody all on the way. But the bottom line is they everybody wants him to make. It's a week, one fully whole and fully healthy. So he's taking snaps when when when when the Washington Redskins come in week one and you know they bring in their rookie quarterback. And he's starting over case keenum, I think it's gonna be twain Haskins versus Carson Wentz. Week one at Lincoln financial field Adam get your popcorn ready rather it should be it should be great now before he goes, Sal at the outset of this interview, you said that your life when you were younger was nothing but the Beatles and baseball who is your favorite beetle. And what is your favorite baseball moment? Oh, that's a great one. So obviously, my favorite beetle is John Lennon. I do Meyer everything that he did as a musician. I still listen to them. My favorite Beatles song is one he wrote. It's the second song on the first side of the white album. Dear prudence about me Pharaoh's sister, prudence when they were in India together. I just think you know, he just had this great texture of rock, and roll music, that, last the last for the next five hundred years. My greatest baseball moment without a doubt was Father's Day. I can't remember the year where Jim Bunning threw a perfect game against the Mets at Shaef stadium with my dad at the game. I was at the game with my father. Yes, we were sitting five at five or six rows behind the visiting dugout at Shea Stadium. You father still alive today. My father Vito passed away, three years ago. And he was a great Joe. Dimaggio fan used to say if you're number four hundred or only us three hundred and fifty six strikeouts. You're gonna win a lot of penance. When there Jim Bunning game was nineteen sixty four I'll tell you something, Sal, every single baseball game that I go to I don't go to very many these days, but every single basically end that I ever go to and every single basically my ever went to I've always wanted more than anything to see a no hitter in person and everyone's came. I went to oh my God. That's incredible. I was eight years old was eight years old. And I can't wait to take my oldest granddaughter Kira. Who's five to affiliates game when she comes down to Philadelphia and visit being next month. That's what I want. That's what I want for my book, and she and she's never been to affiliate game before. Nope. She hasn't she lives in Albany, New York. And she hasn't been to a professional game and face time there when I was at a Phillies game a couple of like last week, I think it was I FaceTime there, and I showed her the cotton candy that was for sale. And she's like I want to go to game. That's how I get my daughter to go to a baseball. Game. It's all about hot dogs and ice cream and all the things that she can get an eat. Well we're at the baseball game. They love that Sal. Yes, that's well sell. Thank you very much for your service to the country. Thank you very much for your time today on the podcast. Congratulations on your pending Tinkerbell statue and watch luck with the upcoming. Philadelphia Eagles and NFL season. Thank you so much. Adam, we'll be back in a moment with your ask Adam questions, but I work from shell. They say a great offense starts with a great defense, and that's especially true. When it comes to the few, you put in your car shell v power nitro plus premium gasoline is engineered with four levels of defense against gunk, wear corrosion and friction till keep your engine running like new, and now you and your car have even more reasons to celebrate with the shell great gas giveaway. 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You should switch because yes switching to Geico is a no brainer on second thought, maybe don't watch garden gnomes to carefully people might talk. Ask at a mosque and scatter. Gaddum's. We should ask atom, and it's a Memorial Day memorial week addition of ask Adam, thank you, the listeners for calling in your questions. We love getting them, and I thank my fine producer, infringe OSH macrey for picking off those questions, rounding them up, and then delivering them on air, Josh, you got the questions ready this week, I do Adam, it's been far too long since we've taken calls into, we got some good ones this week, an interesting one not team specific but rather rules specific interested to get your thoughts on this. This is niche. My question is, how do you guys do about the new Pessina Fearance rule? Yes. So how do you think it's gonna play out? Thanks. Well-mixed would I would say to you is that to me coaches have three challenges and I've always felt and I know the competition committee disagrees. But I've always felt that the coach should be allowed to use his challenges. However, he wants if you're given fifty dollars, an allowance your parents, don't tell you how to spend it. They can recommend it. But they're not going to tell you to spend you're going to spend your allowance, Mitch the way you want, and these coaches, get three time outs or three challenges to challenge, whatever they want. That's how should be to me. And again this year, they'll be allowed to challenge. PI I think they should be allowed to challenge PI we so how significant not being able to challenge PI woes in the NFC championship game last year. And again, I know that the competition committee is worried about the pace of the game. But the only three challenges what's there after out? That's it good point. Good point. All right. Enough with the rules. Let's get to the teams. You got a job. I will go to the NFC south. There from Nebraska here. Looking to see what your thoughts are on the thousands, you know, they make Super Bowl what three years ago and have a down year after that a lot of injuries last year. Drafted short up off into Ryan. Matt Ryan got sacked, and then forty eight times last year. Just looking to see me, you know what their vision odds. What do you think about that? Playoff chances Super Bowl chances et cetera. Thanks so much love the fog counts. Yeah. Thanks very much listening, pre sheet that. And I would say that the falcons, I actually really like what they did during the off season. You look at this team spent on its offensive line. I mean, it is big, big money, big big draft capital, in terms, the offensive line. And there might not be a team in the league with the offensive line depth that the falcons had they went and spent big money on your mom Brown as a free agent. Then they go on us to two first round draft picks on Chris Lindstrom, and Kayla mcgarry. I think mcgarry right now. Sleuth playwright, tackle winstrom slits play, right guard. You match them with Alex Mack and James carpenter. And Jake Matthews in the falcons become the first team in the modern era to try it out. Five offensive linemen, who all went in the first round of the draft. So if you have an offense of one, it's that talented, there's no reason that you shouldn't be a very good team. Obviously they've made a change at the offense coordinator spot. I think that'll be a big deal to this team, but Matt Ryan and no he's always going to be good. They have a potent offense can be a big year for devante Freeman without Tevin Coleman there, I like this team. The problem is, is that in the south, you know, New Orleans is going to be very good Carolina's always, tough and Tampa will be better this year. So again, it's one of those tough divisions that Alanta is going to have to find a way to navigate through. All right. Adam here we are last week. May doesn't it seem like the Browns are America's sweetheart would say, that's accurate. Oh, yeah. No question about Josh. Well, our next caller wants to know if there are any holes that can be poked in that Cleveland Browns exterior. Hi. My name is Ali I live in the greater Cleveland areas surrounded by Brown's pipe. I was wondering what personnel weaknesses, you see on the current Ralph's fair going into next year. Thanks. Well, I appreciate the question. I would just say that this that, that when you look at the Browns roster on paper amazingly enough there really aren't that many weaknesses. I guess you could say the offense of line, perhaps might not be strong as you'd like they are starting, Greg Robinson left tackle, they've kind of remade, his career salvaged. And we don't know how good he's going to be in. Chris Hubbard at right? Tackle seems like he'll be good. But you don't know how good he is or isn't. So if we're looking to tackle spots, that would be an area that I would raise some questions about everywhere else, they are solid right like backfield so deep wide receiver. So deep defensive lines, so deep linebacker strong secondary very strong. They're really good. My, my question with the Browns is more along the lines of not personnel. But just team fit team chemistry. Remember when the eagles assembled what we called that dream team that's summer. Josh remember that? Oh, I do. They brought in nominee awesome was. They had Vince young and the ad. They looked like they were loaded. I never won that year was all gung ho on Philadelphia, the way they are gung ho on the Browns now I it just didn't work together. And just because you've got great pieces doesn't mean the guys fit now, these bras may fit together and you've got some big personalities with a head coach. He's a rookie head coach and Freddie kitchens. I know he took over last year, but this is a different gonna deal first time, interim title removed in so there are a lot of things there that they're going to have to figure out a way to overcome these guys not to come together blend together bakers you have to learn what it's like to play with Odell Beckham junior and Kareem hunt. And all this new talent in Cleveland. They're got to learn. Playing for a new defensive coordinator in Steve Wilks. So there's a lot of changes a lot of personalities a lot of fitting that has to be done, and I don't doubt it can't be done. And I was on the Browns anybody else. But if you were going to ask the questions about that team I'd say the tackle position on offense and how everybody fits together. All right. Let's stay in the AFC north, as we close it out here at with another team that is looking to rebuild. Some chemistry hairier, Jack hers is calling for the morning about the situation in Pittsburgh. I know that lady on bells gone. And everyone thinks James Caan is gonna take over the show. And that's just kinda how Mike Tomlin his office. But I've heard some things, but then taking snow in the fourth and that Jane, it was performed while his running back coach college is now running back coach for the Steelers. Do you think they'll, they'll find more of a committee approach? Or do you think they'll still? On the normal routine or having one workhorse back and James Caan. I think that the talent will dictate that how much many Snell picks up the offense and training camp. With hope influenced at are Jalen Samuel has got talented. Yes. He's familiar with the staff. And I think James Connors is the guy. I think he's just a lead back. Now that doesn't mean that Jalen Samuels isn't gonna start cutting into that workload or that Benny Snell junior isn't going to also cut into that workload. 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Mock Draft of First 16 Picks, Virtual Draft Broadcast Plans

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Mock Draft of First 16 Picks, Virtual Draft Broadcast Plans

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We hope that that entertainment and some comfort and meeting some minor sense of wellness and not a normal worldwide So that part of graphic importantly job after the reasons. What's that baby one? It's time for another episode of the Vegas Nation Podcast. I'm your host. Heidi Fangs Join Today with our review journal. Sports columnist at Grainy Are Vegas Shouldn't eat writers Vinnie Bonior Adam Hill. And we are brought to you by. Sti Sports Mobile by station casinos and presented by favorite. Drink a favor dot com guys for all. Your things raiders. Here check us out because we will be having live shows up during the draft. Those will take place on your view. Channel Fourteen Cox. Oh here on. The podcast will also doing daily shows up into the draft today. We're going to break down a little. Bit of our mock draft. We think is going to happen with picks one through sixteen. Initially we said. We'd go with our raiders. Mock draft to point out but then we started talking after the show. And we're like. Hey we have all these great ideas with what could happen. That could make the raiders picks. Play out differently. So let's break that down. We're going to do that today. Also make sure to subscribe. You're listening. Follow us on Social Media Vegas Nation. Download the VEGAS NATION APP AND HEAD TO VEGAS NATION DOT COM for all your raiders coverage are. Let's get into a few things here at the top there. You heard some sound from a call that Adam Hill and I were on this morning with ESPN and NFL network. And that was mark. Wenzel talking about what he expects the tone of the draft to be expected with Kobe. Nineteen just kind of taking the wind out everybody sales. Nfl is trying to bring back some normalcy here with the draft and and sports just being taken off the face of the planet with everything that's happening and I understand that I understand why it's just something that we hope that the world can recover from and that everything comes back to normal because nothing. I don't think we'll ever be normal again. But we're getting back to the flow of some things slowly and I think this. Nfl draft is something that people need fusion of that in a reminder of what some normalcy is so Adam what was your main takeaway from being on this call. This morning. What these executives end talent had to say Certainly the take away a lot of people have had is that they won't allow reporters from either NFL network or ESPN To tip picks as they have in the past anybody who is on twitter during the draft knows that you know who's being taken about five five minutes or so before the draft is actually made on the broadcast but in order to make this broadcast better to make it more relevant. I guess you would say without any. You know fans or live action. I think they WANNA make sure the broadcast is the place where people find out who people are are picking now that's not going to preclude people that don't work for those networks You know us if we know or certain other reporters from the League for putting things out but at least those guys who have access to the picks are not going to be the ones putting them out there necessarily during the draft. So I think that'll be something people notice. And then they don't know what Roger Goodell's GonNa do yet necessarily He's going to be in his basement but is he going to be sitting standing. What's going to be behind what's a second look like all those things are still going to be worked out The production crew in it Bristol for ESPN usually. There's about twenty or more people in production booths during the draft. They are limiting at seven and they will all be six feet apart. In fact they talked. They talked about using a second booth. Space people out even more all people behind the scenes wearing masks as well as just. It's a massive undertaking. I think is what you you gathered. I. I don't Know How much people notice of that. How many technical difficulties there might be during the draft and it certainly gonNA look different with everybody in their homes All of those things we kind of learn. We kind of expected most of that. Nothing really earth shattering came out of that. Except maybe the part where I was very subtle. But the fact that they're just sending broadcast equipment to coaches and GM and they're supposed to set it up themselves That could be a challenge for certain coaches at. Gmc This leak. Hopefully they have some sort of zoom session with an IT person. Walk through data. Set it up where they can see what's going to go on there Eh What's your take on guitar being at home it's going to be like. Adam was saying so different than what we're used to see the commissioner at home and not have the typical of Kagan's fans booing him or what A. What kind of atmosphere do you think we can expect here? there is going to be a virtual montage fifteen fans behind him so hopefully. They will boo loudly. Kit Kid makes thirty million a year so he says basement but this might look better than most of our houses I'm interested in what the what the basement man cave looks like with this guy I'm excited about Seen like Adams said what the what the set is But you know look at the. Nfl they get a lot hard time. But I'm sure they're gonNA make it pretty cool looking. I'm sure there are already in the basement of of fixing things and building things I'm interested in seeing the background. Look if this is the way it has to be which it is then make the most of it make the best I get. They don't want picks out early because of how they're doing it now. They don't want anything out in terms of the public knowing beforehand. So I'm all right with that. I mean you know they. They have to keep it a secret as possible. This is just a different world in a different way of doing things but yeah I'm excited to see the basement. I mean who wouldn't be And I do hope. The virtual the fans behind him boom boom like crazy. 'cause if not it just doesn't feel like address. So many with the raiders and they're going to have a conference call today at three PM. Mike mayock will be addressing some of the media here. So what do you expect to happen on that call today? Probably absolutely nothing but before we get into that Listen we pulled off a hoax where we add guys landing on the moon quote unquote. I'm just kidding. We were really on the moon but having grown up a stone's throw from Hollywood. They're going to make this look like you're not even GonNa know that this virtual I don't think anyway they're going to. They're going to have experts people that do this for a living that create magic for Magic for eleven. I think it's GonNa look like you're not GonNa notice that this is something. That's being affected Being dramatically altered festers prediction. But as far as you know what we're GonNa talk about today with Mike. Obviously we're trying to pry all the secrets out of his Jeff Secrets. He'll dance around all of those questions as as he should What I'm interested in. Is this virtual offseason that all the teams are GonNa get ready to To undertake a week and for most teams in two weeks. And how the raiders? Kind of plan on going about it. Because I can. I can picture coaches putting together. Virtual classrooms in their living room or their dens and communicating and teaching interacting players. That are literally going to be spread across the country. So I kind of want to get an idea. What the Raiders Vision for. That's going to be because You know getting up speed getting your players up to speed. Writers haven't been advantaged third year under JON GRUDEN and their offensive system. They've got a veteran quarterback who knows the system kind of you know Front words and backwards at an experienced an offense to go along with it but it still is going to be interesting to see how they pull all this all this off and specifically the workouts that are coming may middle of May is when you get to start your quote unquote on field work your actual onfield work and there's a pretty good chance. I would say about ninety nine percent chance that they're not going to be able to physically do that where they're all together as a team at their facility. It's going to have to be Some sort of a virtual workout in. It'll be interesting to see playoffs. Law that off some interested in getting Mike Max idea on what that might look like for the raiders specifically Jumping I think he I think he's right. I mean he won't say anything and probably nor should he unless he's just gonNA smoke screen a misdirect people which I don't think he would do anyway but You know it's it's it doesn't people didn't want it this way. We saw it happen in Philly in a national in Chicago in the cool outdoor spaces. They wanted Vegas. I think but you know this was once this was once a time. In a Drakkar kids sat in Hotel Rooms. In your dial up phones rang and say hey this team picked you so they've come a long way obviously from those days And I think I think it'll be as cool as it can be for it the way they're going to run it and denise point on on the on the players getting stuff mean they need to get as fast as Syam. Assuming Joe Borough the mini these picked can pick up his IPAD and probably have the playbook in there and they've got to get those kids that kind of stuff I mean they they need. I don't know how well they're gonNA do virtually with teaching them stuff but those guys need that stuff as quickly as possible especially these these kids who are about to be drafted. Yeah I totally agree that that's going to be part of the key of this off. Season is how these players are going to get equipped with what they need to be able to make it happen. But let's go ahead take a break and we'll get into our NFL. Mock draft here on the Vegas Nation. 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How talent is feeling a little left out that we weren't going to get the extravaganza in Las Vegas. We know the city of Las Vegas. And probably the Las Vegas raiders as well or feeling some of that and we can't wait till we can find out when we do get. Nfl draft back here in the city. So it'll happen at some point. We know. But his quickest everybody would like Ma- maybe maybe not. Maybe we're looking at the believe we had said. Twenty twenty two would be Probability but we still don't have anything new on that but what we do have for you. Here is a mock draft that we're going to get through with picks one through sixteen. We have a lot of names that I think. A lot of people are waiting at the top and so we already know the Bengals redskins. Lions are one two three. I think a lot of people are looking at Joe Borough Chase young and then the three is where it gets interesting for me. Because I we've heard that the lions are maybe looking out to seek out a trade maybe business. Where is like a Simmons goes may be? This were quarterback goes. I Know Adam. This is something on your Nfl MOCK draft. Where you have put on your third version of the chase. Young is actually going third that the redskins are jumping onto at number two. So for me I have gone job roads and then to chase young is they assume ends with a possible question. Mark on trade there for number three. Adam what have you done with your mock draft here on the Review Journal site and What why why do you have to go to your mentioned The third one the fourth one will be coming out later this week in two will no longer be in that to spot even though he should be. I mean I think part of my thinking there was what they should do. The redskins have like nine quarterbacks on the roster actually none that can probably play so. It's a difficult spot to be. But they have acquired tile Allen. I don't really look at him as the answer. I certainly would not look at Wayne. Haskins as the answer. There's also weird rumblings out there about Alex Smith. I think that there's a lot of question marks there for the quarterback and I just feel like you. If you've got a guy like to a WHO could be a generational talent and you feel good about his medicals. You should take up now. The problem is nobody can really get a look at them. The can't really be sure about medicals and I just feel like teams are going to be a little hesitant especially when you have the best player in the draft who has not joe but is chase. Yang a sitting at number two I. I do think they're going to end up taking him Especially with some of the stuff. That's coming out of there. Even though you have smokescreens I just think it's going to be really tough to Patricia. And then three becomes interesting because the best fit. There is the second best player in the draft. Jeff Ikuta but I. I think that they feel they could trade down and still get it so do. The chargers make a move to get the quarterback that they want does another team trying to jump up to. The dolphins gets scared that somebody trades into three or four into they try to move up from five using some of their draft capital to move into that spot. We don't know but if somebody moves up to three. I'd imagine it'll be for a quarterback and then the lions will do what they can to try to get Jessica And we'll see how that works out but there is a lot of questions I think beginning at number three all right Benny to add to that. I mean do you think there's a trade? That happens here Eddie. Think a quarterback goes on the top. Three what's your take. I could definitely see it. Because the lions are motivated to trade so You know they can they. They're not they're not sitting there. You know Just fielding calls from teams that are interested in going up and they're not motivated to move. It's kind of the other way around a Lotta. An accident always helps helps grease the wheels for a possible trade in for a lot of the reasons that Adam expressed I could see. Why Team I WANNA get into that third spot You know my my question is it would be more likely to was completely healthy or add a clean bill author. People were able to physically see him but man you know the more. Nfl people that I talked to The more concern. There is a about all of that. You know and it's not just the hip which was a serious injury There's talk you know out there just passing along stuff that you see that you hear about the possibility of him having to have a hip replacement surgery at some point in his is You know you've got The rest injury that many people knew about that ankle injury on. So there's there's a lot of issues and It makes it because you're not just talking about next year or the year after. You're talking about for a quarterback you want the quarterback to be around for a decade logger. If you're if you're investing Higher pick in a guy. There's just so much uncertainty right now and I go back to Todd Gurley. He had knee surgery at Georgia. There should have been red flags when the rams not only drafted him but resign of that big contract and he couldn't survive even one year after that contract without before you know he physically broke down and the rams cut him as a result. That's running back. You know what you're talking about a quarterback why that's risky business so in a perfect world for two. I can definitely see somebody getting aggressive moving into that third spot but short of because he doesn't know what you trading up to go get to go get Jason Herbert To make sure that you you don't miss out on him. Is He worth the third pick? And all the assets that were take to to get there so while the lions are motivated. I'm not so sure that you know I would be motivated enough on the dolphins or somebody else to give about what it's GonNa take to get there. And it looks like Rao accounts the lions are GonNa ask for a hall to motivate them to actually make the drape. Let me ask you guys something. I thought this is interesting. former player brought this up this morning to me. I mean he did tell me you can tell me if it's zero percent or fifty percent in your mind's interesting just to think about not only his medicals but what do you guys think about the fact he's left handed and that means you're right. Tackle becomes much more important so the teams that are in play here. The chargers traded for Beluga us a good player in Green Bay. The dolphins have a poor Jesse. James Davis on the right side so they probably have to make a move. So I mean is there any Do you guys think there's any validity that he might slip not only because of the medical but if they don't have people to Protect them like maybe a Trent Brown. They would think twice about from my perspective. First of all the dolphins don't have a right or left tackle. Well that's anybody. I don't think that's going to matter to them. They can they can. They can make that up. I'll tell you what the fact that they don't might actually help the raiders further down in the draft at nineteen. Because I see the dolphins trying to double up at at tackle at some point in the first round and if they are worried that the two guys that they will that they like or at least even the one guy they really like is not gonna be there when they when their turn comes back around at the twenty five or twenty six You know who's to say that they wouldn't be motivated to up to nineteen to make sure they get an offense of Lyon to protect presumably the quarterback that they draft. Sorry to interrupt as perfect. Yeah that was one of the more penetrated lines that we saw last year. The dolphins offensive line was in shambles. A lot of pass rush so we'll see how they improve that in the draft when you look down at them being at five. I think a lot of people are anticipating them to take a quarterback there The giants are kind of a wild card. I think it should meet. Here's here's the thing they are. They are a wildcard. They shouldn't be the there is speculation. That will take a tackle. And there's plenty of pretty good tackles in this draft. They need to take as Simmons they have to it it just. It just doesn't make sense otherwise I know there's some talk about ski. But they're changing the scheme anyway. He defies scheme. He is a great player. Their defense is atrocious. They need to take them. I get I get needing to take attack tackles are incredibly important but Isaiah Simmons changes your entire defense. They need to make that happen. And you know the more people I talked to New York. More people are saying they are going to tackle. I think there's question marks with all of the top off its tackles. Learning the question marks with as that dude is good. So you're saying would you say other than could what if the lines don't get what they want. Would you take the cooter? Simmons Their need is so great. Okuda is elite too. I think I think Okuda is the same kind of player I think. Could as a transformational type defensive player and their need is greater at corner. But you can't you really kick overall you kick a wrong taken either guy and I think teams do trap sometimes of taking need. Sometimes you just take the best I but both of those guys are good right. I had put a down with the panthers here at seven because I'm thinking that the dolphins chargers both go quarterback so do you think though the Khuda fall that far in the draft of any or atom real quick. Did you get that information from General Manager Miles chippiness and in Saints Taking Jeff Gouda? He took his hand when he was cutting his medium. Rare steak up. You know check into honestly Ketziot Khuda falling that. Far Okuda's just to go. I think somebody could even trade up and get him And we were seeing the quarterback start to slide a little bit too in in some people's opinion so I just I just don't think Okuda lasts that long But the panthers. I don't think I've in all the mock drafts. I've done both in the paper and other places. I don't think I've seen a Derrick Brown. Going past the panthers anywhere. The panthers almost have to take their Brown scheme. Wise need wise and the ability wise again. This guy's fall but I I can't see Okuda falling that far. But they probably take him if he if he does. But Derrick Brown is a is a perfect fit for the panthers. What would you guys think about if you're the dolphins Would you would you? Would you have given the given the uncertainty with two? I am Big Fat of I think in a perfect world. He's second best quarterback. Maybe you're the best quarterback in the draft strictly at standpoint but you know There is there is some concern with the injury. Would you give Rosen? Just stay away from the quarterbacks share draft as many good players. You possibly can. You've got on a draft. Picks and give it to Rosen for a year and if it doesn't work You know you're still in the hunt next year for a Trevor Lawrence or some of the other good. I'm sure there's other good quarterbacks that are gonNA emerged in that. Twenty twenty one draft Navy. Use you try to set everything else in place And not not push it quarterback this year and regroup for next year. I actually I. Don't think Rosen is as disastrous as other people. Do I think Rosen has talent and I also feel like he's been to really horrific situations especially last year when he was able to play Fitzpatrick's been around. He's he's able to make plays in any kind of system and I know Patrick better than Rosa did last year. But Rosen is still learning. He had really nothing to work with in terms of offensive office of line or running game so I would like to see him with a better chance of but the dolphins this year in a spot. There's so many good quarterbacks and they have the capital of who they white if they've got a guy they want as you're kind of alluding to to as the most talented quarterback in the strap if there wasn't these questions around him this draft would look a lot different But all these injuries have have people second guessing and changing their minds. If you feel to healthy near the dolphins you have to take him. But that's a huge question. Mark that I don't think anybody has the answer to especially in these uncertain times as we've discussed it can't imagine how everybody can really get a spot on evaluation At there I was just going to say I think you know that's not a crazy idea. Because if you talk a lot of people the twenty twenty one. Quarterbacks are better overall Lawrence obviously fields. Jamie Newman the Georgia the Kismayo estate. Who might maybe plays against. Unlv this year we don't know Kellyn Montaigne so there's kids next year as Vinnie saying you could go with a bridge this year if you want Lawrence. But that means you're gonNA finish with the worst record but I think it's deeper next year to where you could if you don't like to medicals. And you're not sold on Herbert then. Doa someone like Rosen in opie. Get One of these guys next year. And maybe Rosen seizes the opportunity and you know you don't need it to A year from now. I don't know I always bullish on Rosen Just don't think he's as as Adam Sad. He's not gotten a fair shake whatsoever. I mean he's been in to horrible situations And last year they were just they just got a whole thing trying to trying to load up for Ituren and probably rightfully so through the dolphins. That was that was a not a bad approach You know you have an owner that obviously you know is in the coach's corner and is allowing him to do this and hopefully for coach Flores he gets the time to see it through But if you really GONNA do that. you'll go ahead and do it. And Give Rosen. Just a fair shot to at least show in one year in what he's capable of doing. I think that people might be is good. He actually according to stand quarterbacks. I want to ask both the all three of you this because I'm not I'd much rather Trust Adam Building Kuyper. But I want to ask you guys. This hyper came out with those raised. That said I agree but what I'm saying is I want ask all you guys is. He came out with something that had Jordan love. Slipping in one thousand nine and the raiders taking him and I'd like to get your thoughts on this if they go wide receiver. One is he so enamored in so in love with quarterbacks meaning. Gruden that despite how much they need defensive help if that kid slips the nineteen do you think he'd take them and just considering a steel number one? I don't think I I don't think it would be considered a slip if you went to nineteen you might actually be a rich On some words at nineteen. But if you're the raiders in your with You know with Jordan love. Why don't you just take him at twelve if that's your Guy Because here's the thing you talk. General Matt Anderson. I'll tell you you tell your owner this guy this guy this guy Cute and you don't get your guy in your owners calling you in the office on. You sold me for a month on on this guy. And why is he with Albarracin and not us right now so if he is the guy if they believe that Jordan love is the guy with a case of just playing along here than take them at twelve? Don't don't get cute. Would they take them at nineteen if he was if he was still mar? I Dunno if they don't take them at twelve I don't see them necessarily taking At nineteen either. Think you circle back at some point in the draft You know for for quarterback and just just load up on on defense or best player available at nineteen. So I don't know I just don't see it. I wouldn't be shocked. Sorry I'm a I'm participating. I'm representing the raiders. A mock draft. That's coming out later this week. I don't think allowed to disclose which one because I'm going to give some details on it right now. It's it's pretty prominent media people from you know representing each team around the country except for me. I'm by far the lowest on the totem pole. Obviously but I will say that Joe Jordan. Love did not get picked the first route. He did not get trapped. And so I like I. I think that's possible. I mean I had to go to the Patriots in in my last night and I think I'm GonNa stay with that also point out That Justin Herbert was available at the nineteenth. Dick for the raiders. And that's who I selected and I I think that would be if you could get one of the wide receivers especially Without first pick and then come back and take just in Herbert. If you're still there on the board in Nineteen I look that look at that as a very successful first round for the raiders. And I don't think they'd need quarterback. I don't think they're desperate to get a quarterback in the draft. I don't think they would give up anything. But if you're sitting at nineteen in Herbert's there I would have to make that move I would. I would make that move man. It's it's tough because wide receiver is such a need but it is it is a deep enough draught In terms of wide receivers especially first round talented wide receiver. That you'd be able to grab one at one thousand nine hundred but man if you have a chance at junior lamb. I think you have to go with them. Twelve but if if you are thinking you need a quarterback Herbert's there it's well maybe you do. I wouldn't take love because I do think that's a stretch a reach at that point but there's a lot to go around and put it on twitter last night. I'll say it here again. I no longer have henry rugs as the third best wide receiver in the Strath So I I think that there's going to be guys are still available at one thousand nine hundred later on the raiders. Don't pick in the second round but they have capital move up they want But there's a lot of wide receiver talent available are. Would you be shocked? If doesn't hurt was at twelve I would be completely. That'd be pretty surprised. Yeah although I know. Espn has moved down pretty far on their best available players last. And that's usually that's usually based on information not really on their analysis so they must be getting worse from somewhere that you know he's slipping a little bit But then again Mel Kiper then has them. You know going ahead of now so I I don't know how teams are feeling about him. I think he's the most. Nfl ready quarterback prospect. Right now though that really intriguing stuff there and I think that when we look at the nine and ten picks I'm thinking in a couple of offensive tackle. The Tristan words offense tackle may because of the Jaguars maybe Mickey Becton goes to the browns. But then that's where the wide receiver outpour. I think begins an atom. I really liked what you had put together there with our mock draft. You saw the jets filling their need for a wide receiver and taking jury duty. Which is why we keep getting into this many. I know I know you kick into this with right. Then the next pick there would be for the raiders would be CD lamb. And then after that maybe henry rugs but atom. I found that interesting that you say the rugs is no longer the third best there. Who isn't me? Okay okay. I was wondering who the third best in your opinion is just Jefferson's from Lsu To me is is the third best and I've been down admittedly I've been down rugs. I haven't been sold as everyone else but I am you know it is boring as it can be at night watching. You know just clip after clip so much obnoxious footage of all these guys Just last night I was like I'm fine. I'm finally making this move. I've believed that for a while but I will just put out there that do think. Justin Jefferson is a better prospect and would go higher in my mind then Henry Rugs. The production was through the roof at Lsu. You can't argue with numbers. And I think people expected him to shop at the combine and be a little bit slower than the top wide receivers but he blew people away with his forty. He was awesome at the combine. And that just backed up. What he was able to do on the field. And also also say I feel like the lsu receivers are short changed a little bit. Because people are so enamored with borough but men the receivers. I think did a great job of helping him out and making him look even better on. I think people will have it the wrong way. Okay so ed when you think about the wide receivers. They're in the board. And the raiders obviously are being pegged to select a wide receiver. But I like this conversation that you kinda opened up with the fact that Jordan love may be somebody who is going to be A. I think it's a reach. But you know somebody that they look at in their twelve nineteen pick. But what about this? You know the possibilities of a trade eric in this kind of a lower half of the sixth through the ten. Pick up to the raiders. Play six through twelve What teams do you think might start looking for a trade whether they trade her down like it's one of those things we obviously can't predict but what have you been hearing about teams that may trade and even if they try to trade to? It's eight one of these wide receivers. Well I mean or or if Herbert starts to slip I don't I agree with Adamant I don't think he gets the twelve. Now there are. There's teams behind the Raiders. Who Need quarterbacks Specifically the Patriots others need them so maybe someone would come up and get him. We've said before. Let's say all three are gone. I don't know if that's going to happen now. Reading these drafts. Look for arguments or like. Let's say like Adam things maybe they don't think rugs in in the realm of Judy Lamb. But they wanna they think they can get a receiver later whether Seattle Kids Clemson Kid. So they they moved down. I mean I think that's awesome Vinnie stock about that. If you're at twelve and you you're not enamored with one of the quarterbacks and your your choices of Receiver Gone. I definitely see Gruden Getting to trading back and with his one to the second rounder. So either that or I think if I if if Herbert's starts to slip Adam saw one draft worries nineteen. That would be. That would shock me. But there are a few teams behind the raiders. She would like to upgrade a quarterback in need one and they would come up and get Herbert I don't know if there's GonNa be a Lotta train like I said I'm GONNA ASK ME TODAY. Because everyone says because of the virus and the inability to get them in pro days and the inability to see them one on one some feeling is there'll be a lot more trading. They won't feel confident in their pick because they haven't known a kid is much I'd be interested. What mayock says about that? But if that's true you might see a lot of a people moving up and trying to get rid of these first rounders and move back and try to get more pets. The flip side is You know with technology in this situation You know what the communication is. GonNa be like two team two team. You know when the when the bullets start flying to be able to facilitate trades in time and and to to do that so I could see that interrupting a little bit but back goes back to your preparation You know if Mike Mayock as any inclination to be trading. He's already had several conversations with other senators in a case basis. Like what would you be willing to do if this is what happened? So you know. A lot of that comes down to relationships and trust obviously But but I would imagine that you know somebody like as as meticulous as Mike mayock. He's he's implant with various general managers. Approximately just on in case basis If certain scenarios play out that are abusive tipped making a trade. That could happen. And then he'll tell Gruden and Gruden will say no he could say. I didn't get your call or text. Your man you're bad with isn't strong enough. We've made a trade. I wonder how much that will actually play into some things I I other. There was static on the call man. You know what'll happen there. We don't know everything. Virtual is just kinda going to be a mystery here. Toll actually plays out but fourteen fifteen sixteen pigs. We talked a little how we think that the wide receiver I guess flow is going to start right around maybe eleven. Maybe sooner but when you look down the rest of this remaining I think like you have to start looking at some of these defensive players getting in the mix but I the bucks taking Andrew. Thomas Offensive Tackle Georgia than Japan. Ken Law go into the broncos perhaps Johnson from Lsu. Going to the Falcons Edge. Rusher so in your Adam what did you have there for? These positions and a lot of people are saying that Lsu's you know Charleston goes. Maybe two I mean. Excuse me the cowboy's. But I thought maybe the Falcons get a steal on because I although they might be looking more at a cornerback. They're like a C. J. Henderson type of player. I thought maybe they just take this edge rusher because they could use some defensive power. What did you have? You're searching for the broncos. Now I was thinking the broncos take Qin law the Falcons take Jasa falls. That's that's a big one. Because if if Kim Law falls which I I have a as a top ten player But just the way the draft shakes out I had them going fifteen to the Broncos if he falls there I think they they'd have to grab him because he is. He's a pretty special talent as well and then. Cj Henderson to the Falcons at sixteen but see Henderson is making pretty rapid. Move up the board for a lot of people and I actually Wouldn't be completely shocked if that's a guy that the raiders could take at twelve as well It's it's you know it's kind of off the radar a little bit. People are people know they need a corner of people are talking receiver potentially quarterback if they're they're I just think Henderson has that kind of ability. In the raiders seem to be wanting to really stockpile young talent and the secondary. They've done a pretty good job of it but they could absolutely US another shutdown type corner and C J Henderson is that type of guy so I don't go in there but I think the fact that he's not getting past the Falcons there I will I will. I would make that bet right now with anyone. If Caesar Henderson is on the Board at Sixteen he's going to the Falcons but I think you might be gone sooner. Yeah Vinnie. What's your take on that? I mean we've been talking about this kind of Ad Nauseam. But the raiders are projected wide receiver. But they could go quarterback but they could go cornerback. Would you say Henderson though is more of like a nineteen guy? Would you bottom at twelve? If he's available we'll know I wouldn't take her out twelve. I would go wide receiver At twelve because I feel like you know you may not get Your CJ Henderson Act nineteen or that exact talent at nineteen But even in a trade back to the to the if you wanted to mid twenties to pick up you know a a second round pick. He could do that. I still think you'll have your your pick of AJ Daryl Terrell from Clemson You know John Kerry's from from Alabama there's the TCU glowing gladness from frontiers years. I think I still think that they'll be okay. Waiting on the cornerback. Either at nineteen or at a fallback situation in the mid twentieth. Still get a good player. That could probably start. You Know Day one opposite trayvon. Mullen give you an upgrade at a position of major needs so no I would not I would not jump on him at twelve unless maybe the only way I could see that happening is if judy. Ncd Lamb are gone picked up. It's very possible if you go if the Jaguars could absolutely use a receiver. No question about it The jets could use receiver. No doubt so. It's possible that both are gone at that point Which is what you're referring to there. And then I think it becomes a really really tough situation for the raiders to look at it and say. What do you do if both receivers are gone? Say Herbert's as well So to a Herbert both receivers all off the board. Then where do you go now? In that scenario you're going to have talented players falling to you at the twelfth spot. There's going to be somebody from that group but I I do feel and I think you're right to me. See the Henderson is a little reach at twelve. But the way he's moving up the board he could be a guy. People have circle for the top ten as well. It's IT'S A. There's a lot of really talented players in that group. I just can't wait till we actually see play out live and we will be with you for that capable twenty th through the twenty fifth year on Vegas nations so he tuned to everything that we are doing guys. I appreciate all the input that we did today. I think this was fine. We're going to keep it going tomorrow. We'll talk about Mike mayock and everything he had to say on his conference. Call tomorrow show. And we'll also rape down the second half of the first round for you get into that. Nineteen pick with the raiders. So keep it tuned Tara to Vegas nations. Make sure to subscribe wherever you're listening and download the APP biggest nation and CHECKOUT VEGAS NATION DOT COM for all of the great stuff. These guys are putting together here. We are going to be doing shows daily until the drafts of check back each afternoon. Four and we are brought to you by. Sdn Sports Mobile by station casinos and also presented to you by favorite drink favor dot COM. All right everybody for Adam Hill for it raining for Vinnie. Bonsignore Ido much listening. If we're doing tomorrow come up with something for the other Thirty minutes after the first minute with what he'll say on a substantial basis. 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Hour 1: Oop For The Win

Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

44:48 min | 3 months ago

Hour 1: Oop For The Win

"Rises here in new york city and certainly will be around the country but the sun last night. The suns last night up now to oh in their series. And what a what a finish. What a finished. What a finish to that game. And we were talking about devin booker key in the after game with forty point triple double and that became that okay. You know all the different comparison. Stephen talking about kobe and waiting to see what does he do next. Well what he doesn't actually the doesn't have a great game shooting wise but on that final play for him with the busted up knows blood on his face and all that stuff setting the screen on a big zoo. Botch to allow eight and to get open just to make that play. There are times where coaches will watch any sport and when you see a play. Run to perfection I mean that's that's nirvana for any coach. No matter what sport. You're in if you watch that play. As a coach you drew it up. It worked loop looper. fiction pass. Had to be perfect the execution the decoys all of it an amazing finish to a game and now the sun's are two games away from the nba finals. With chris. paul still waiting to arrive to join them. You mentioned booker to screen but knocking down the shot. What about thirty seconds to go to go ahead. That was big too. Yeah i mean at that. Need forced obviously paul george and interested in to try to get going when you look at the screen. If i'm su- box though. I'm running doing at that. Brought him over. Make them call foul. If you you might as well just run doing you just kinda stood here you go and just run doing. Yeah either call the file or he won't be planning game three because you you're never going to recover and get back to eight because at that point try to position but pass also had to be perfect and that was a tough thing for jae crowder throw that pass and think about it from football expecting is going to do is hit the backboard or hit the or hit. The front of the rim could hit the side of the bags. I could have missed them the other day. I wouldn't go to tahoe. Man that's a footer that go up and get it so when you'd be as long as around the rim area. He's going to get hit. The worst thing that can happen the side of the back or the front into rim. But even i think even if it would probably be in coastal in front of the rim aid probably could have got him but still had to be no. How would be like so much had to happen. Perfect that's why you're coaching you. Were watching that player even if you watch it back now no matter what sport you coach. That's the nevada. being coach. everything worked out perfectly and it wasn't even it out of a time out. It was out of review. But you had time monty. Williams did to put that together and again. That's also a part of the conversation from last night as well is that as compelling is that finish was on many levels it a game that was incredibly pivotal in the western conference finals. There were a lot of delays because of review there was the one deflection went out of bounds. Wanna make sure you get that one right possession. There were several even even off the mystery. Point of that to that has a review with seeing minute delays total in the game. So you said this florida's well-received more than i found this people complaining about it. I found it to be a. Let's get it right gotta get it right. Be it only to me added like did it. The trauma trauma. Yeah the kind of like the intensity of what's going to be the call. And what do you do next instead of it happening so quickly that now next play next play and you look back and all they could screw that up. They screw that up. No get it right. I feel like that's the most important part but even kidding me right even when they get it right. It's still going to be wrong to others. Though i mean that's just the nature of the refs try and do the best they could do and then all of a sudden. It's still the wrong out. Come for the opposing teams and fans. If it's you though don't you want like if you're on the field. Don't you want that call to be right like take as much time as you need. Just get it right. Don't you want that as a player. Wouldn't you want to make sure they get it right. I said if hurry up hurry up. Let's get back to it. Typically as a player knew that it would either be right or pro based on. What i knew happened like i know okay. I didn't catch paul or okay. He really did this. I know and i'm sitting there. I've told my coaches many time. Just keep the flag. Don't do that. I don't care what they tell you stairs. I didn't catch it. Okay or go right ahead. I remember planning cleveland. Browns are romeo canal. Romeo cornell was coaching. The cleveland browns. And i made a catch on the sideline. That was like ridiculous. And that's romeo man. You better put that flagging back pocket. Don't listen to yo people upstairs the flag anyway said i told you i told you i tell you. So you know as a player. You really do know what it is that you did wrong or right you just may not give it officer way right but you but you know you like everybody knows who touched the ball last fight over the ball you know you hit it last always like are. We still go this way this way. It's always like do you doing. And when they get over animated you know he's probably right. The refs are probably wrong but he can't get the risk to go and review. It's too late. Yeah but in this case it's always up to the officials especially and you want to get right. And that's why i'm surprised. Jeff van gundy a coach you at the coach. I want you to get this right. I want it right is a possession is an opposition because i need to know what to do next plus the review with no timeouts allows you to buy some time to get your players organized but listen to jeff van gundy by the way before you even get to this. I do need to shout this out. Mike breen mark jackson. Jeff gandhi fantastic in the last two minutes of that game. I've telling you like yet broadcasting one on one like they were fantastic with mike breen with the call on the eight and slam makes the call with the great energy hill. He does and then lays out and the to analyst show do what they do and let them talk about. What's next and what happened. And all that stuff. And i thought it was a fantastic call but so jeff is on with scott van pelt and this was because jeff was ms. He can't stand the reviews. Took too long and it's just. It's it's hilarious. I thought why. Wouldn't you want it to be i want it. Right is the coach but jeppe just wanted him to get to. The game is drawing up the play. Either it's not his team. Maybe it's not as team so from a viewer perspective. I well listen to this. Exchange had with scott van pelt about one benefit that the sons got off a review. That never would have been able to happen without that. Watch you guys want to say such a great review. I'm not saying it's a great review. I thought it was appropriate. I know you guys like let's just stay here till midnight and like review every play. Why man we want to get you where you wanna go oregon. So what does it talking. Stick they don't even have credit there. You can't get a marketer cards in that place man like get it right. It's too important not to get it right. So you've jeff was the coach. He'd be off for review because he's got that extra time. oh absolutely. If he was a coach he'd be the review he dropped plate. He's hero he's not coaching. He's not coaching. he's watching and watching. Well that's why i need to know. Eighty eight say. Espn eight seven to nine. Three seven. seven his knick's teams or is he or is he gets. Yeah jeff will be like yeah get it right. I mean that's what i feel. But how do you feel. The viewer can inundate say. Espn eight seven hundred. Three seven seven six. Was it too much review. Because it wasn't just that play. It wasn't just off the missed. Three that led to the inbounds pass for the game. Winning basket wasn't that it was there were reviews before that is well. What did it alan. Yates how much time did it take for. The last wh- gates said this before the show it was like the last ninety seconds of the game took twenty minutes or something like that took like thirty three real time minutes which is absurd for the last ninety seconds of the game ninety seconds. That's fine minutes. That's a bad got thirty more minutes away. I want you to get it right. I need you to get it right. There's a lot. There's a lot at a playoff game. Obviously a western conference a two overseas critical. Just imagine in this different sport. Different in different situation totally. Just imagine if the refs would have just went underneath the hood for the rams new orleans saints play just just because they just you know what we're going underneath the is we need to get that right even know history would have changed even know. I have no idea how he missed that call but nobody knows there have been other officials that looked to him going. I still to this day. I know we gotta get out here. Get the break but to this day. I don't understand high is your is an everybody on. The field doesn't follow the ball. A the first thing you do who you are your eyes go with the ball goes into. The ball is traveling. You're here you look there. Yes just what you do. it's natural. Yeah well you're supposed to be each official supposed to be watching area doesn't matter i'm down on that end. I am the back judge. I'm right there. See that would is the one. That's the most egregious but again last night to watch you know. The ball deflect offer three hands out of bounds. You need to see that in slow motion hands title again. Was it too much review or was it. Get it right inundate say. Espn eight seven to nine. three seven. Seven six a lot to get to today. Of course jay will join us. In the seven o'clock hour get his take on things season phoenix with nba countdown. Well more on this game including why the series is not the oa-to haunting the clippers this morning. That's not the only thing haunting the clippers this morning. That's after key. Has this from straightalk. It's time for some straight talk. We've all been there. You have some real work to do. But the free wifi where you're working isn't going to cut it. It's like leaving the winning runners stranded on third base. That's not good either. Well now you could be your own hotspot which straight talk unlimited plan get ten gigs of hotspot data for just fifty five bucks a month. All on america's largest and most dependable networks straight talk wireless no contract. no compromise. compatible device requires see straighttalk dot com credited. Jerry we were trying to get allow for. Da and he had the awareness to just put it up there where da could only get it anytime you come out with win in the playoffs especially in the closer like that can be more from chianti. Next as red robbins voice-over artist. I'm here to explain bottomless. How do i get across free refills on fries and drinks. Well here goes bottomless at red. Robin means free unlimited refills on the fries and sides that come with every burger or entree free refills on steak fries. Sweet potato fries. Yukon kettle chips garlic fried broccoli side salad soft. Iced fresh lemon and even root beer floats offered to into your appetite. Does nowadays robin Do you own or rent your home. Sure you do. And i bet it can be hard work. You know it's easy. 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He went number one overall and it took him a minute as for big. Yeah you could say that about you. Hear you don't hear people saying the sons picked the wrong guy. You know how that goes live course. Well we should try to trade him we should you don't hear that and he continues to keep getting better wild. Well what helps. Is you get a guy like chris paul to come in and he can. I mean look what he did with the andre jordan. What he what the andre jordan turned into in you know in la. It's just like little things like that. That a great guard can get the most out of a promising young big who was willing also to learn. And you listen to what the andre eight and talks about when you hear him interviewed tremendous team player. We'll put in the work. We'll watch film. you know. Execute plays all that stuff. You get that and you mold it. It becomes a special and what he's become his freshman year at arizona. My son was going eight. You of a at the time went to the arizona game in in the jorge sedano. Who's working with me was was telling me about you. Know he kept telling me about luka and all these other yeah. I'm like man that's the best player coming out right there. I don't give a damn what you tell me. The way that was played at arizona. I was like no. There's no way. Think about luca. When third in that draft bagley martin marvin bagley when second eight when i and the trae young didn't go till fifth and traded for each other but that's a that was a really good draft when you look at all the different players in that draft but on the clippers side of things in this game and keyshawn j. wills presented by progressive insurance august. Join us on the goodyear hotline j.'s. Gonna join us in the seven o'clock hour right. I'm j. paul. George is we talked about the great play to finish the game. Paul george missed two free throws. That would've made that. It wouldn't it. Wouldn't you wouldn't need it in the three and you couldn't have gotten all like you would barely be able to get off the three pointer with eight tenths of what it was eight or nine tenths of seconds left whatever it was left nine tenths and so paul george eliot hit two free throws and he missed two of them in critical moment. And if you think about it when you say well he's not clutch is that playoff is way off p the second one i think he tried to miss right did he. Did you try to miss the second older lead. While i know he's just missed them now. Elias sports bureau had this stat is amazing. Entering tuesday's game too paul. George went over to from the free throw line like miss both just once this season he never. He never came away empty at the free. Throw line just once and that was back in february and he was two hundred four times during the season. So the odds were like the the mason bore which just wasn't gonna happen just it it is man. Sometimes you know you say that guy never misses. He never misses the fill in the moment that you say it guy well as you come about the broadcaster drinks. I don't know but that's still. That was a big moment for the clippers. And really think about where the sears to now this is straight talk. Brought to straight. Talk wireless paul george. After the game while the clippers down oh to. They've been here before this team if anything. We're we're more confident every series we've been down to You know we've we've handed over to wins to the team. But you know if i know this team correctly the fight we have You know going into game three and fight that we have to believe that we're going to change the series. That's a we've been in as we are and so very confident in our group straight. Talk straight talk. Wireless sodano to remember. They did it with The alice and they lost both games at home still came back and won that series but they also had kawhi leonard who they don't have right and then obviously the same thing to utah and they were able to come back and win that series violent now on on the other side of things for the sons woes of reporting that. There's optimism that chris paul. Who's still in the health and safety protocols that he could return for game three which is thursday interface timing after games upgrade. Is that shows you how much they care about him. David minimum also reporting this as well. But he's not. He has not yet to be cleared but still could be back as soon as game three. I'm betting he's back insisted. Expect the clippers to rally again from an o to certainly sun's just if he if he's coming back like you know as a possibility him coming back let's just assume he comes back. They just got stronger. The sons got stronger and the clippers on getting quarterback from for as far as we know there's no word on his availability at all so the suns gets stronger. The clippers will just stay who they are. They do go home. But i mean i mean asking them to come back again. Home for the clippers is not the same as home for the lakers. And just i know the same bills get still. Don't get thousands out but it's a different type. Energy is not the saying. You don't think in the western conference finals not the same clippers walk crowd at staples now. It's not the same really. Just not the same energy you know phoenix. I don't think that. I don't think that that will shake phoenix at all. I don't think that they would look at that and be like. Oh my god. We're in a hostile environment. Yeah you'll have you can have sold out stadiums and arenas in environment allen is not hostile. It's just a crowded as it's just noisy. Yeah it's just noise again. That's straight talk. Brought very straight talk wireless no contract. No compromise eighty eight say. Espn three seven seven six. What was what did you screw up. How'd you see your face. It's been a day man. It's been on vacation already. Let's go to the calls here on the reviews there were a lot of Over half hour to play the last thirty last ninety seconds of the game but both greek get it right but not everybody agrees. Japan gonna unlike its scott in indiana what you think. Yeah i would say A couple of things first off way way way. Too much time spent on review. It's important to get it right but the reality is it messes up. The pace of play in erodes the quality of the product. And it's just flat boring. People have already did it. Did it impact. Did it hurt. The ending of that game didn't make it boring. I i thought in this case it made it more compelling man made it more compelling because you're like what's going to happen what's going mean. What do you do net. You'd think about strategy all that stuff like the suspense of the call of the decision of what happens next the impact on the game. Where if you don't get it right in the conversation is they got it wrong. This is why. Yeah so you might as well just take a little extra time. It make sure that you see exactly what it is that you think you see. Just make sure that it is nothing wrong with that it slows things down yes. The momentum may change but that's not the referee's fault they you're asking their fault as if they get it wrong they can't process. You're asking them to do job so they wanna make sure they're doing their job efficiently and that's how they certainly honestly to do get more calls on this to begin. Espn eight seven to nine. Three seven. seven six we're coming up. It would be a disappointment if the clippers don't win a title this year of course but another l. a. team is facing a championship or bus expectation as well we'll tell you. Who after key has this from goodyear. Goodyear knows when the playoffs heat up. So do the possibilities. The underdogs begin to emerge and the top seeds or solidifying. Their position from here on out game is a chance to create momentum to make the right past the right move to hit the perfect shot. It takes momentum to build up to that special moment but it takes everything to capture goodyear more driven versus this offseason. Damn right i am. Matthew stafford is under the most pressure this year of any player. I think he's in a good mood because now he's got a quarterback who can deliver on the promise of that offense brought to you by sketchers sketchers comfort included looking looking. It hasn't been put. On the it hasn't been put on the phoenix. We'll get the win. Radio as the suns take a to nothing lead in the western conference finals in dramatic fashion for the game. Winning allieu in the final seconds. De'andre eight hundred had twenty. Four points had the finish. 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I think he's in a good mood because now he's got a quarterback who can deliver on the promise of that offense. This is the point where we start talking about. Things that are going to be in competition with the tampa bay buccaneers. You can squarely center your eyes on the los angeles. Rams matthew stafford is under the most pressure this year of any player keyshawn. Jay wills presented by progressive insurance august. Join us on the goodyear hotline alanon infrastructure jays. Join us in a seven o'clock hour. He is in phoenix with the western conference finals. Probably up it's gotta be setting upright. Get himself the sleepy voice out only got a half hour so i'm sure he's up watching. What have you got a sleep voice. Saudi should have been up at five o'clock doing little gargle. You're good you gotta get at least our half in. Get it all out here puppy face. What are we heard a little bit of it in the rejoined. But sean mcvay just continues to gush about his new quarterback as much as the first time around he did it and then he said i had nothing to do with jared. Goff shirt didn't but now talking about how he's watched him a little bit now in the workouts and well. He's better than advertised setting up for again the expectations. Just continue to ratchet up so the question of course is about the rams and the expectations for them with stafford. There and i found that interesting. That when you talk about pressure and who has the most pressure when it comes to teams in the nfl are players in the nfl damian. What he was on with us yesterday and he said it was stafford. Matthew stafford is under the most pressure this year of any player. I mean think about it. This is a guy quite awfully. That hasn't won anything in the national football league. He's put up staff. There's no question about that. But he hasn't won anything in the national football league and for the rams to jettison guy that took them super bowl and they've had some success with joe and with jerry golf at the helm and they gave up a they a bounty. They gave a pretty penny to bring matthew stafford with that roster that they have. It's it's suitable bus. There are no more schemes. But matthew stafford for sean mcvay bless me. There's no excuses now it's syllable of bus out there in la. Do you agree that a super bowl or bus for the rams. I think it is super bowl. Bust but the pressure of matthew stafford is only pressure internally for himself. Okay the pressure. For the rams falls on sean mcvay i agree. I don't necessarily know that the pressure falls on less. Need because sean mcveigh was was was so elated about being able to get this job several years ago. And he's gonna turn jared goff around an my god. Jared goff goes to pro bowls and he then takes them to the super bowl and he's had some successes winning the division all those things and then the honeymoon period kinda fell apart and they didn't take any honeymoons together anymore And then it became right after the contract became your problem. Not my What became of this guy. That means you can work with this. Not my. I'm the coach. I'm doing everything i can. You're holding us back in. Because sean has basically said that jared goff was the reason we couldn't advance further in. Now he goes out there like damn what he says and he decides that he wants to along with less need to go out and get a matthew stafford who they think can run their offense which by the way he was running pretty good at least from my eyes what i see in the past. Now i don't know all the little details of where he should have thrown the ball versus where he didn't throw the ball or you know if he was supposed to hand it off this way and didn't do it that way or where. There's a lot of runners in dealing over last year. I don't know all that but my eyes tell me he did a pretty decent job with the rams and then you get rid of him you give up all the draft capital in the world to go get a guy that you think is the answer based on what he was able to do in not doing detroit. He was able to throw for a million yard. You're going to throw for million yards when you're losing all the damn time. Let's be honest. you're you're behind all the time so you're going to throw a lot of yours but people forget that matthew stafford was once upon a time a pick machine itself. He'll give the other team the ball. There's no question about it are they gonna do is catch you so you got rid of a guy who's a turnover for another guy who essentially is a turnover machine stafford never had a complete roster like this. I'm i'm tired of that told me i'm tired of people saying somebody didn't have a complete roster so you go through the fence you'll entire whole career and nothing was ever right for you. Played for the detroit. Line doesn't matter. That ain't what i'm asking you to a whole career stuck with that particular team that decided to pay you a handsome ransom new to stay here right but joe whole career. It was everybody else. You couldn't get those players that mind you drafted for reason because people around league thought that those players were pretty good so they drafted. We had good targets offensive. Women obviously megatrend one of them but he had guys like you know this point three lifetime on three lifetime boy off yes in africa. I can get there. Hey what's he thirteen years. God was it that long a thirteen years or so however low is being your own three lifetime. let's be real twelve. Let's not try to twelve twelve seasons so twelve thirteen. Okay from one shot. Okay been you twelve years twelve years. You don't say that about other people that sit in places for twelve years. If you're going to be fair about it be fair. You own three lifetime. You say that you did not elevate your team the way that a hundred million plus dollar quarterback should but it's less about but now removing that part of it now with the rams though you still saying that it's still less about stafford and more about mcvay. Yeah now this has gotta work. You've got your the next guy. Because a honeymoon period we fell in love with little grooten. Oh my god look what. He's done amazing he could. What was it. He has a memory like an elephant he can recite plays for ten years ago. He had teams now trying to find the next thirty year old. It'd be a head coach and the thing is it's so funny with they start selling that photographic memory. He remembers everything. I'm like men if you ask any coach in the national football league. What played iran on this particular day. In this time. Why it damn near all of them could tell you asked me. I ain't a coach heiki. Why did y'all do this on this time. Do you remember what this players. Yeah i could tell you. We did it because this this is the reason why this is what the coaches would think. And i've been out of the league twenty years but when you sell something to the fans it appears you become a target when you don't live up to those expectations but what happens during genius. Yeah the greatest custer offensively you start doing that. I got tell people. I don't ever want you to call me if i ever come from. Call me genius. I'll never be a coach but that that there. That's the worst thing for coach. Oh he's really smart. He's such a genius and then when a genius labeled starts to go away people start. Look at you and go. Well that's sets that more like anything like any young any young player it becomes you know okay. Great player now. They're gonna to win a championship. Same thing with a coach like this. It's all that stuff it becomes. I guess it was super bowl and you feel like all right. He got there. Now you're gonna to. The next thing is to get there again when championship. He reaches a point though they never get hit golf. It seemed like the perfect pair. They got along great another not. Yeah they gave him a ton of money which signed off on and then they came. I can't work with. They gave him the big money. They doubled down renegotiate his contract to give me more guaranteed money because they need to clear salary cap space then they shipped him off after doing that. Which is why for mcvay. This is it because now we gave up. Not only we'd be contact. This is now we gave gave up assets to get another quarterback that you say i need this guy instead and if visits doesn't work it was this is it. He's not going to get fired. Is just people that shine on shine for the last two. Two and a half three years is going away. You know that standing next to him and sneezy and you could get a head coaching job. This guy's office staff it that people going to be like year right okay. You know it. It does that to sean and i'm nora. Shah showers was just a guy that worked on our team and tampa bay. Good person good everything and i. I was one of the first people. Tell sean when you take this job. Just be self all of a sudden. Try to be something. You're not because the players eventually are going to see through that you keep selling and selling and selling in eventually when guys like tagro lead the building. They like winning me gardening to start looking at this coach. Then you've got other guys started to say well it ain't me start looking at this coach and everybody talks about raves. About the defense. They must understand. This defense has now lost defensive coordinator who's now in the head coach of the la chargers they lost probably about six guys on the defense side of the ball from a year ago did a now with other teams. So it's like this defense isn't the same defense as a year ago. There's different bodies now. Italy a new defensive coordinator iraqi. Moore's it'll be it'll be a very interesting to see. Also how gov plays now in detroit and if he made it it'd be balkan maybe but the point is that if he really falls off maybe mcdaid saw something but he doesn't he will he won't fall off right. he'll just be whatever he was. And then people will say. He's a solid quarterbacks. Still worth watching those dan grazziano been listening joins us right now in the goodyear hotline dan morning what what are you expecting out of the rams i mean is is this. The now mcveigh got what he wanted. Okay well it's got to pay off now. It's win or bust for him. Well i mean to some extent it's paid off. I mean they've been in the playoffs. The bunch they'd been in the super bowl. I know that organization believes in sean. Mcvay there's no question about it and that he's the right coach of that team. They've they've extended him since signing him. And all that. But i mean. I can certainly understand the perspective from the outside right in terms of how do we define sean mcvay going forward. If now you have stafford and you feel like you have upgraded at the quarterback position. You should be able to do more than you've done again more than you've done. They lost the super bowl by ten points. So it's not that there's not that much further than he did with golf. But yeah i think. I think there's an expectation in that organization that with stafford they're they're positioned to be even better than they've been the last couple of years when they've been a playoff team that hasn't been able to break through. It remains the same kind of sort of top heavy roster with a lot invested in the stars whereas if you had a bad injury break here or there you could see it going south quickly it also. There remains some questions about the offensive line. But it's pretty much the team. He's had plus stafford who he thinks. He's better at quarterback. So yeah i i can understand. The perspective from the outside of no more excuses organization does believe they have the right guy as crazy as it may say. Head coach crazy as it may sound dan they. They've got to go really far to the playoffs. This season and even further else. They will remain the number three football team in los angeles behind the raiders in usc. It's a fact. It is a known fact. I i do think it's an interesting amount of pressure on stafford here right. I mean like this informer number pick. Who's had a really good career but been in detroit. So i think people like detroit what he really gonna do there. I think stafford delivers it. A high level then that has an effect on his legacy is in terms of his. Nfl career right and if he doesn't then maybe you're like well. Maybe he wasn't the right guy all along so i think it'd be flip it a little bit and look at the player think it's an interesting referendum on stafford. Having moved to a better situation dan. Let's stay the nfc west. What's going on with the quarterback battle up in san francisco if there is one between trae lands in jimmy garoppolo. Ot as in many camps or mini camps they threw everything they trae lance in the spring. See what he can handle comeback at training camp and figure out you know the plan for him as of now. The niners would still tell you that they're planning to go into the season with garoppolo as the starter they like and they feel like they can win with him. As long as he's healthy and continue to develop trae lynch once they're at the point where they feel like not not just his trae lance ready to play but is he ready to play at a level where we can win with him. That's when they make the move. So i don't know what they're going to have to see and camp in a five six week training camp to convince them of that if they do then jimmy garoppolo is on the market. If they don't then he's their starter. Maybe he's on the market in october or next march. But that's that's the situation right now in san francisco. They wanna win. I mean they went to the super bowl with kyle. Shanahan said coach but every other year. He's been there. They've had a losing record. So it's a big year for him to and he's not in a position where he's just gonna turn it over to a rookie and let them take lumps. They have to win some games and they're in that tough division with the rams and the cardinals and the seahawks. We gotta stay healthy. Which is the biggest issue from last year. No doubt about it so my town about this yesterday. Dan and he said something actually two days ago and he said something that caught our attention. Because we're trying to you know like you think you hear something and you think well. That's crazy then when you put it in perspective. Maybe it's not. He's at the cowboys. Are the second best team in the nfc is. Is that the sense like when you look at the nfc in some question marks. You've got that really tough division after just talking about with the forty niners in that group but could the cowboys team in the nfc this year. With prescott coming back. Look i don't wanna be the guy come on here and try and convince you guys mike tannenbaums not crazy. I mean. I think that that's that's fine with me. I'm not going to get in the way of it but look the second best team in the. Nfc is a tough question. We've been talking about that. Who's the who's the who's got the best chance to unseat. The buccaneers teams. Don't repeat so who's it going to be. I mean we can say the rams we were just talking about them and what they look like we can say the forty niners if they're healthy still big jump from where they were last year. I don't know what the saints are going to look like without. Drew brees quarterback right. I mean we can imagine it but until we see it we don't know are the packers going to have aaron rodgers. Aaron rodgers shows up. Then the packers are the second best team in the nfc. Which i think if i if i know mike tannenbaum kidding earlier. I think that's probably part of what he said. But if rodgers is not there. I think the cowboys can score with anybody in the league. It's just a question of how fixed their defense is. And that's the thing we can't really know until we see it. You can have faith and dan. Quinn can have faith in some of the changes. They made in the secondary. That defense was abominably bad last year and unless it gets to middle of the pack. I don't know that they can be considered a strong contender. But that offense is going to score points. I you know i had to scratch my head the other the other day because i talked about teams that could potentially come out of the afc. If for whatever reason. I just didn't i missed the indianapolis colts because honestly think they're carson wentz is going to be a different quarterback than what we've seen over the last year and a half in philadelphia. What are you hearing on the indie on winter situation. Well he's in the situation he wanted. He wanted to be back with frank reich. They have an incredibly strong relationship. Right feels like he can speak the language that carson wentz needs to hear in order to get him back and be a productive player. Reich also is a guy that that really has that locker room right so if you're talking about a coach having to sell. Hey this is our new quarterback. Yes he was. He had a rough year last year. But i believe in him. And here's why. I think reich's in a position to do that and deliver that message in his locker room so everything is set up for carson wentz assuming that his talent can take over and he can go back to being the player that we saw during that eagles super bowl run before he got hurt on him. I think and if it doesn't work. Then yes that'll be a strike against frank reich for sure but a significant one against carson wentz if he flops in second place after having kind of a forced his way out of philly and into a situation that was basically of his choosing so everything. You're hearing everything you're hearing everywhere positive right now right. i mean. it's the season of hope. So i think everything you're hearing out of indianapolis is positive and they think it's going to work. And the main reason is that relationship between reich and whence which they've maintained since right left philadelphia following that season. You know they call each other. They talk things over you know. He's he goes to write for advice all that kind of stuff so that. That's the reason. The colts think it can work and so far so good dan. Thanks so much. Appreciate your time as always dan. Turn on the lights behind you. Pleasure i don't understand is gonna year and a half and i still can't get it right so we'll keep working on the flashlight. It always works all right. Thanks dan looking like me. Man all dorking. He's in the shadows. I know the tv light that they give us all to have speaking of which by the way goodyear hotline There was a story athlete about where it was interviewing a bunch of different tv executives including seth markman our guy Vice president of production here cessna and went up. She's well it essentially because they they're talking about players that are playing now coaches that now. I'm sure you were probably recruited as well that you look at and think it'd be really good for tv. Once occurs over. It could be really good for tv. One of them Cam newton a couple of others. Richard sherman larry fitzgerald russell wilson. But cam newton is an interesting one. Could you see cam. Newton doing tv studio or if absolutely i mean i. He's more of a studio guy. I think than calling games because of his style. Games are tougher to his. It's not even tough because he knows football. Just you don't wanna lose the personality by doing games. See guys do gains. Don't have the per same swag personalities the studio because that's so robotic during the game because you had a quick quick quick analysis is different. Yeah and i think he would be great in studio. No question about it now is going to have to change his outfits around. Why why. I can't wash there for four hours three hours stuff. I don't watch campbell the scarf on tv. 'cause it brings a little extra to this. That's sitting up watching it. Pre-game show in camp got on a damn scarf around his head don't like if he's got a bonnet on while talking football what's wrong with that. Twenty twenty two said yesterday is twenty. I want to focus would be on that wardrobe. What about. Richard sherman very opinionated. Because you said to you need to. You can't be afraid of being critical of a player and some guys aren't comfortable doing that. What about richard sherman. Richard movie. great. At it i think he would be great and if he wants to do it east hutler smart so i think you know in terms of that. You know it just now. How much football do you know. How much basketball do you know how much baseball. If if you wanna stay in one area great but nowadays you wanna try to spread your wings a little bit in. So i would think that a guy like richard sherman to be as diverse as possible in every single sport. Africa look again larry. Leading the top. Four of its class larry fitzgerald was another name to bull fifty two likable. A guy draw fitting air man. You know it's just tough to catch. The ball is not his. You know you need to have a little bit of an edge to right. That's why you're good what you do. Why the western conference finals may just come down to. Cpi game three. That's next jay z. Espn radio this. Ige rewards and scheme check out my podcast with insight and analysis on the op stores in the nba. Deidre and ascii are insider extraordinary reaction. 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Week 1 of Year 13 with Mort

The Adam Schefter Podcast

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Week 1 of Year 13 with Mort

"The adam schefter podcast where this week's episode. I share to incredibly personal text. That i received during and after the conclusion of week one that you will not want to miss which will come at the end of our interviews and all those interviews. We will start today with my colleague. My partner chris mortensen who i spent thirteen years working at. Espn with and i would not be where i am today without him. And then we'll be joined by the carolina. Panthers free safety the great young player the former second round draft pick jeremy chin as the panthers get ready to play the new orleans saints. Were dealing with a little bit of an outbreak of coverted on their own these days and as we look back to week one what i can tell you is the joy that i and others experience from watching week. One was overwhelming palpable. Like you could just feel it watching the games all come on the screen. And you're thinking. Oh yeah twenty. More weeks of this. This is how to spend a sunday. This is what we love to do. Now i happen to be in the south street seaport. Espn studios around my colleagues. Which i didn't get to do last year. And chris mortensen and i are going to have some comments in that area but to watch all these games unfold it was sensory overload and it was lovely and it was missed now the other part that was troubling about week one and i think this was the case for a lot of different people. You sit down. You love watching the games you're tracking your fantasy results. It's just tremendous. You wanna see your guys. The problem was it was hard to track some of these guys with the new. Nfl rule changing numbers. All of a sudden. You're watching sterling. Shepard who is number three when it used to be number eighty seven or mohamed sanu. Who's now number six or hollywood brown. Who went from number. Fifteen to number five or sean jackson. Ten to one chasen's is wearing number two. Dj moore's worrying number two number twelve. It was hard to figure out in many cases who was who and who was wearing what number. It's gonna take a little while to sort out now. I have a certain idea what tom brady was talking about. Now i understand with some of these veteran quarterbacks new will before i sat down to watch week one. It's hard to figure out who's wearing what number where they are what their tendencies are. That was a troubling aspect of week. One and i'm sure we'll all get used to it over. I'm but as you're absorbing the idea of watching all these football games you're trying to process who is wearing what number 'cause that was very hard to figure out in week one all right. There are many topics to get to in week. One and we're gonna start them with the guy that has worked at my side. For thirteen seasons amana. I have tremendous respect for a man that if they were building a mount rushmore of espn talents and personalities. He would belong chris mortensen. We'll look. It is the guy who as i was sitting there doing. The pre-game show sunday. Nfl sunday count on espn. I was sitting there more. And i was thinking to myself. Wow this season thirteen that. We've worked together and i believe you've been at espn since what nineteen ninety-two. My memory serves me correctly. Ninety ninety one ninety one ninety one. So i think this is the start as i thirty seconds thirty year. I yeah i mean but yeah. I was ninety one ninety one. I started covering nfl for the rocky mountain news back in nineteen ninety. But as i sat there sunday i thought to myself. Wow here we go again week. One day one. But you're thirteen with more. And i thought about those thirteen years together and i said to myself. That's a lotta shows a lot of time. A lot of memories a lot of information. A lot of calls a lot of texts a lot of laughs a lot of everything so as much as anything else i wanted to express that in a tweet and i want to express it in the podcast to thank you because if it's not for you i'm not working where i am today without. You endorsing it. Well i don't believe that's necessarily true. But i will say this. It's been a lot of fun. i think. Some of the fun things that we have is is just laughing together but also the amount of information i think we both have. And there's always some of the things you can't report or can't tell yet or is still simmering it always the most interesting from a reporting journalistic standpoint from a of a fraternity standpoint. Yeah i mean listen you may. I'm i'm proud of you. I mean. I realize you've been at it a long time. I've been added a long time. But just i've always said we're really proud of how you've come. The espn embraced. It treated people the right way and done your job at the very highest level To me as well as it's ever been done and And then at the same time they will say this and we couldn't control the pandemic kind of like a really kind of put a damper things. Last year we were separated. Certainly because of the pandemic and and this year. We're also separated in part because of the delta very pandemic and some of the justice. We're going through so i've missed. I missed sunday. You not being in the viewing room with with with me and others. I wasn't the viewing room this time for the first time of year. I did have boomer there. Chris berman getting ready for prime time. I was allowed us. Man in the room or woman didn't matter had fun and and So yeah i mean it's it's just an here. We are with another nfl season. And i've been looking forward to it as much as any any of the other. Nfl seizes that we have covered. Well i got a text in the middle of the first games on sunday from field. Yates saying that mort and boomer back together in the war room everything in the world is right because nobody gets after boomer it no war more than more does nobody has more fun if i can even tell this story one of my favorite stories matthew berry hard. Espn's fancy expert shows up his first day of work at the war. Room walks up to the front of the room and says where do i sit and more points to christmas. Jerry says just sit over there. Matthew and chris berman always was notoriously. The last one to arrive to watch because he was finishing up. Sunday countdown from the studio over to where the war room was. And so on. This particular day matt berry's first day of work as chris berman's walking into the room for his usual seat. Nobody nobody likes his see more than chris. Berman likes his seat. He sees one matthew berry stealing his seat. Chris berman says fake. You're in the wrong chair right. And thus was birth matthew berries team name our warren fantasy league. Matthew berry fancy team name is now the wrong chair. That's that's his team because he was always sitting in the chair and he was sitting there on chair because of my friend. My colleague my partner. Chris mortensen directed him to sit there which is typical of the hijinks. That has gone on in that room which is back this year and you know more a monday night. I was in las vegas for the monday night. Game between the ravens and the raiders and last year. we didn't travel to the monday kings. We did all the monday night. Shows where the south street seaport studios and it was amazing to be around all the behind the scenes people for espn the sound of the production people the headphone people. There are so many faces you hadn't seen and then to be on the field and see a bunch of faces. It was a really was. It felt different and welcome and warm. And i can't but it's exactly what you're describing on sunday. Espn being in that war room again after not being in the war room from twenty twenty of never underestimated the value of relationships in france tips. And that's what happens over the years and even people that you work with you may not even have a deep relationship but you know you know they do their job well to try and make us look good at which they tough struggle for me As a tough challenge for them trying to get me to look good but yeah we just relationships even going to can't this year A small espn telecast but it was just seeing people again and you know own peyton. Manning's hosts enshrinement party and seen so many people being able to interact And it's Listen to the phone and texting. Those things are necessary tools. But there's no better to in that of being with somebody live in person and also feeling the energy and the Anticipation of something that we do that. We love to do That's about the happened or is happening. And i do want to say one thing about boomer in the war room. I'd probably did come in 'cause it's been why wasn't there. Last year became a little bit rough on them. This show. yeah yeah not on apologized to tone it down. Just a little bit for him because he's actually trying yet. It actually do a forty five minute. Non stop mime time. Show no from seven to seven forty five eastern. That is remarkable. And and when you watch it it still like the best. I like men ever and yet he's trying to work in. I'm sitting there terrorizing a little bit. In what way. What was the biggest way. Terrorize him this past weekend. We'll get after them over. No you sell l. always teams. You know he's he started off with one or two teams that he chan- back six. But like you know when you know. Do talk to andy reid this week when they fell behind goto in essence blaming. You boomer for colon andy. Reid was again on thursday night at ten o'clock. Yeah and that's the reason that the cheese destroy on monday night. We talked about the people relationships. Among that i walked into the espn production truck. And there was maureen and rene the to makeup woman. Take the shine off our faces before we go on there. I hadn't had a makeup woman in my presence in a year and a half a lotta people should make it part of what we do is. You're you're talking about getting yourself pretty for tv presentable. We try to all get presentable right. And so i was not expecting to see them on my like that was shocking to me that they were there in person. I couldn't believe that. I am so happy to see them. You know in bristow. I gotta tell you there are none there and that's because it's really been eighteen months. There's estimated since i've been in that building and it's kind of like yeah. There was something missing in the building. The president of the building itself the viewing room other words. that's after we do countdown. We go to another room compliment. We watch the game going on several. Tv's a big screens But in terms of the logistics of what we normally go through in bristol. And you're you're out there you're in new york It just was Yeah me i there's a. There's a little piece that was pretty sad about not seeing some of those people. But yeah i know what you mean. Because i didn't get maureen one of our bega people in afghanistan at the fame and that was that was a pleasant surprise and getting me that kind of look semi-good on tv much again a much greater challenge than new. Jesse show you. This was your first weekend. Espn and eighteen. Months this past week moore estimated as maybe it was longer than that You know. I'll say eighteen months to rounded up just figure out whatever the Marley she four. The super bowl was either not wasn't free. agency jack. January of twenty twenty would have been the last time that you remember still. Yeah that's correct and that was very odd and it was. You know the other thing and this. I'm not complaining. Is just the facts of of where we are with this pandemic in the delta variant. I got a minute like yesterday. I got my our squawked from having to wear a mask from moment building. Espn the only time. It did more message. When you're on air. Young right up to windsor and then and then husband to the airport and then you know you wear masks airports in catching do flights and running to catch you connection. I filled. I was messed up about seventeen hours yesterday and i didn't like it. It was like wow y'all you it was even that's different so But as you know necessary at this point. I flew to vegas this weekend when i got back. That chip go wifi comes through for it. You saw the game didn't you. Once again seth markman our fearless leader. Tell you about that on sunday night. I think you did well. I got on the phone. At the risk of sounding like edward. I got on the delta flight on sunday night and had no wi fi had no tv could not watch the rams bears game at all kept trying to sign on the one time. I did connect to wi fi. My company credit card. My company issue credit card was declined which gummy all worked up. Because well there's a whole host of issues over that. But i i couldn't watch anything so i just based on what to sleep it was late in all probably the most bad and thirteen years you've been at. Espn what the problem is. We went to vegas about one thirty in the morning. East coast time. And then you go to your room and begin your slipped on the plane for a couple of hours. You can't sleep. I was up all night then going into monday and then we go to the monday night game people. That's the great part. Because it lifts up your spirit and energy right and see the raiders people ravens people and some of the players and get to talk to some of them. Had a nice chat with max crosby before the game. Devante the fremaux game. What a game. Max at Yeah he played great by the way as far as not having wifi and no tv. That's the majority of people listening to this podcast. They really don't care. Yeah i know. I know what i was going to say. We're always going. I know they don't give a crap about that obamacare's and it goes but we talk about traveling again and be messed up. And i was also masked up the entire way but my wife won't let me back in the house cove and tested matt on the road like that for a couple of days. There's a bonus everything. So what i do. I think tuesday morning. After getting over. Red i go to get a rabbit test. That came back negative and it takes it to my wife and said i think assured of the test results to picture. I said i think i'm pregnant. A go home now exactly. Am i allowed to see our children and dogs like am. I now my into clear here so that was by the way that will be a weekly ritual getting off the plane from monday night football monday night countdown on tuesday and getting listen. She's a medic me. She completely reasonable. I told to one of our bosses. And he's like she's making you do this at. Yeah he found it hard to believe. But that's the way of the world and that's how we're looking at as exactly right. No so that's that's what it is. But i the main thing is that it was it was it was fun. Have fans in the stands. You know you you've got the experience that person certainly but you could feel it all around the league. And i know there i have friends out. There is a menace. This could be a disaster. We could end up with super spreaders. I don't know what we're gonna end up. I just know that if you're vaccinated triple vaccinated by our. I got my booster shot like a month ago. Because i was very early. Vaccinated in january with visor But i think the stadiums it was good to have people out there. There's you'll listen vaccinated. Hopefully they do the right things when they're asked to do the right thing and And we don't have any the idea being vaccinated. you're gonna try and avoid being a hospital critically. Ill i mean you were hoping it does become a it might be a bad cold But the thing about it is is. It's a. I'm i'm anxious to see. If we get any any stories back from the stadium's it says oh man you know we actually super spreader that I don't think we will. And i hope we don't but but i can certainly understand jerry With her condition asking you to get a test. my wife. Mickey did not ask me to get a test. You know what we're gonna say that's because essentially we've got Somebody who loves you wants to be wrong. She she needs to have you there. She says we'd better get office at israel. Because you're gonna you're gonna bigger dog house with with with all got now four or is it still for. It's a five dogs now more. I will be making a little six bed for better than sleeping in the king size bed june. Sorry about that. By the way as we're doing this. I just got a text on the saints. Here's the breakdown of the positive test results from the saints organization per source her source. Why not per sources. Get another That's your team name in our award. But i trust this. You're smart. Eight total cases. Six offensive coaches wonder trish one player but they said we'll be just fine right corrected. Were tweeting right now. So just as we're talking about what the possible effects could be there. It is in new orleans. Eight total cases as they get ready to play the carolina panthers but as you pointed out is one saints official told me this morning. We'll be just fine law. Listen we'll see your. Kobe is going to listen what we went through last year. We're going to have more of that. This year of the different protocols I can see protocols being revised. I think some probably need to be revised but if you're vaccinated which all staff members and coaches are Basically then you know you're going to get those. Those negative to negative tests on consecutive days. Right is that right. yeah. I think that's correct so at the same time you got remember. What's the most important day for coaches planning. It's monday evening. And tuesday and game. Prep day so but they can zoom listen. That's one thing that happened last year. They did learn that. There were some advantages with some of them. You with zoom Been able to communicate and do their work and plan. So i don't think it's that big of a An abrupt change considering the they experienced last year. Now how they had to operate more. Tell me your biggest week. one takeaways. i'm always wondering is this is a week one is the is the one week this i put lee stock into in other words. Because i just think you spend all offseason no matter what anybody tells you. yes they they. They practically get stuff ready for weeks games beyond week one But we won. Everybody wants to get that. I went out of the way because they don't want to be. They don't want to be on to so best not to be on to when that first week so i think a lot is put into that first game And you'll we suddenly see pittsburgh steelers kind of reaching back saying okay. We can play the buffalo bills this way and win it now. Your bills at a ten point lead. They squandered away some opportunities. Were clearly the steelers defense. A great game plan and executed it as well I thought that the Looking down here this euro-zone carnage going in and totally dominating. The tennessee titans. I know a lot of guys who miss camp tom. I know that you know that was kind of a thorn for mike. Variable the head coach. You know 'cause he's one of those guys. I think a lot of coaches and even players who actually believe. Yes you need to practice. No it's important To practice and and But the physical domination part of arizona against tennessee is what caught me off guard. I mean that was the most. Yeah impressive win a of the weekend. I think that Was let's see. Listen we all we all enjoy the chieftain and browns. I take and i use this note on sundays. You remember i just find it interesting. The chiefs one and that was despite not lane kyran matthew. Yeah and even. Though he was could have played he was was. He was off the kobe. Nineteen less but when you talk to him the chiefs it was like hey you know. He hasn't practiced with thirteen days. He has he's obviously keeps himself in good shape. He's young but we've got a lot of considerations here it's ninety degree plus humid weather You know you. You're tennessee to suffer injuries. In those conditions no practice no football conditioning in the previous two weeks You know you could lose them to afford to five injury or worse a season-long injury and by the way. This was the most interesting part of this and we are quite aware that he is in his contract year from tells you about the chiefs and the relationships they have with their players and so they actually made him an active for a what. We believe the big game. But you know what there's going to be. Seventeen of these games sixteen was it was a big number seventeen so chase manage to win even though they didn't have honey badger out there on defense for them so that certainly stood out and then You know we got the usual injuries As you as. You saw out. Always sunday. Monday thing and by the way those will pile up even more. I believe in two in three. We'll see even more injuries. Because that's usually when they occur more so weeks two three four than opening week to go back to last year. I think the data and analytic support that those are bigger weeks for bigger injuries. And you talk about the results of this weekend. You know it's going to happen here. You look at this past weekend. And some of the teams that lost. Already that i think people viewed as potential playoff contenders dallas indianapolis washington minnesota tennessee cleveland. Baltimore green bay. Some of these teams are gonna wind up losing and going to owen to. I don't know who own to then. The momentum starts going the other way then. The question start coming. The criticism starts coming and it's hard to turn around and you know what when you start going to a couple of these teams will some of these teams will. It feels like you're climbing this uphill mountain that you just can't get up all year long just to get back to five hundred though. There is an extra game this year with the seventeenth game. Yeah no yeah. There's no question. Listen up you. Tighten the coaches they. They knowledged the to is stressful. And and and the and so there's more stress on those teams certainly. It's the coach's job to make you know they can't say this is a this is a must win. If it's a must win you lose it and week to guess what you just lost the whole season. Yeah so obviously. The packers showing into saint. I wanna make good comment on that. Always i had the bide from the saints and also my own self awareness that we forget that they won the nfc south last year and we just assumed because they lost breeze and no and ended playing the packers the will and the buccaneers did win the super bowl because they they beat the saints in in january and the playoffs. But the saints truly feel they are a super bowl contender. And i want with all due. Respect do breeze jameis. Winston did did learn from degrees and he's learned would like to be a pro and he learned the old adage of know the focus on the decision. Not the result. Because even tony what ball as a good decision with a good result in a situation but the saints defense is very good Their offensive line and even the defensive lines are big time they got experience. Coaching staff. Obviously a great head coach. Sean payton and so. I did feel good about them going into the season. I think people overlook them. I think that the fact that you know they might even be able to do some things with the offense. With gymnasts winston. They couldn't do withdrew because do do at that. He was just old or is this job. Just been hurt the last couple of years and and when you hurt you also can't work out the way you normally work out the do as a restrict workout regimen or had and so i think that also led to some some of the decline. There No doubt future hall of famer drew brees and more. I want to thank you very much the time today. I just figured. I want to get you on just to personally. Thank you for the thirteen year. Run for running with me and running alongside me and helping. Bring me over the spn. It's been a great run. I hope we get thirteen more doing the same thing a lot of fun if we could do that. I just hope to see in person sooner than later. Okay that too that too. If we can do that that will be what. When do you think the next time that would be if you had a guest right now. Just super i might bring a negative test to your home. I think you're more welcome in my own home than i am right now. You better turn you better. Cut that part out bitch actual talk this week. Thanks very much. Today are interrupting your podcast content to tell you about five hour energy tired after lunch. You're not alone. In fact research shows that more than seventy percent of us hit the wall after lunch let a five hour energy shot help yuli bowler that wall instead of crashing into it with zero sugar and convenient portable size. It's the perfect. Pick me up for getting stuff. 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Pick a man that came into the nfl and lit up the league as a rookie. With one of the best seasons that any rookie could have had a hundred sixteen tackles and fifteen games already off to a great start this season the panthers outstanding young free jeremy before we get to the win over the jets and looking ahead to the upcoming up against the saints we to address the honoring carolina legends campaign. That you've launched where you are wearing a different jersey. Each week of a different carolina sports legend and auctioning off that jersey right and appreciate go to benefit the carolina air. Why don't you tell us a little bit about this yet. Big sauce start off by giving credit to tony bond girl. It was his idea. You don't eat home game. All were a carolina legend whether they were born a player collegiately played professionally in the north or south carolina. Our their jersey for every home game and then I'll have them sign that jersey all sign it and then how that jersey auctioned off and use the proceeds in donate those two charity. So you know the first preseason game were muggsy bogues at the second preseason game julius peppers and in the last week's game award steph curry. That's awesome. How did you get in touch with these people to get him to sign it. My first question. How do you come up with who you're choosing. How many more guys. We got an doc. I got a lot of questions about this charming. Yeah so four. My people in the pet. That's helped me a lot Reach out to be these players and their team. So they. They've helped tremendously for both the connects on that end and So as far as more in the future. I'm actually. I don't have each jersey lined up or or each athlete lineup yet. I have a pretty good idea of what i'm going to wear But i also want to take advice and take suggestions from what i hear from you know Outside who would be the ultimate dream carolina guests. And i have an idea of where you might go on this if i get if i could get a jordan jordan. Signed in and meet him. That'd be crazy you've never met him before. I've never met a not energy a big panthers fan. Do we know that. does he follow you guys. I mean using the area right. I have no idea. i haven't heard anything about it. But hopefully we can get him on the on the on the panther trae. Can you imagine what that would be like to me. Michael jordan jeremy. I can't be start. You would be right. Yeah you wouldn't be able to talk to them or anything like that. I probably ask him a billion questions like what was the process. Everybody does what he does on the daily now what he did on the daily then decided nitpick every i can and log in with it but i try to get as much as low as i could but the day before panthers regular season opening game. You had the chance to face time with steph curry. And you're the steph curry jersey for week one. What was that. Like facetime with him because he is another legend right now. That's and that's another you know. Future hall of famer said stone slow just talking to him was also crazy now. I've had a short conversation with him. But he gave me some credit on what i was doing in the whole jersey. Thing kinda explain it to him a little bit in what i was trying to do with it and so i definitely guys stamp of approval. Now where's the money. Go exactly interests explain that when we're time so people have a full understanding if they buy these jerseys about where it's going yet each dollar that's That's that spent auction for the jersey. It go to these players individuals So steps his eight learn play foundation so when ejaz auctioned often in seoul each dollar from that will it will go towards his foundation. Anhui wearing this week. Germany for the saints game. I can't tell you yet. I really i can't i can't tell you. Yeah secrets is it's it's a. I'm holding out till friday but it is arranged for you to converse with these guys. Interact with these guys before you wear their jersey. They know it's coming. You know it's coming. All that is in the works role in advance. Yes so usually usually about By usually thursday. I'll have it like the you know you need to get you need to get a sam mills family member. How about that one. That was jersey and his wife. Sign it and that's that's not a bad idea. Put it on the list there germany. That's here right. I'm taking all ideas. I'm open book right now. What is the most interesting. I gave gotten so far like. Are your teammates. Pitching ideas to you on this Have a interesting one to coz rule. He played he played. This isn't a jersey plan aware but he played at penn state attorney. You were ninety eight. So i kinda went to show up in ninety eight prince stages i wouldn't wear it to gain them into the facility so maybe team tub. He wore ninety eight at penn state. Yeah that'd be. I hope he doesn't washes. Because i wanted to be as apprised but oh so what are we surprising him. I don't know again yet. I don't know you and decide. Get jersey did call the school yet. You have you have the panthers. Call the penn state football department. He had a penn state to probe the penn state football department ships over ninety eight. And then you bring it into the team meeting whatever it is and what you do get like a giant jersey. I can really fat. Xl overweight kind of jurors. That makes it look a lot heavier than actually is this is this is this is the game more. Would yeah that would it be perfect. Wouldn't it goes. That'd be good or your teammates aware of the fact that you have launched this initiative germany. Yes some of them They're they're starting to pick up on had really made a obey dealing allegra but Guys are definitely sunday the pick up on it and they're asking me a lot of questions they're starting to ask our jersey go where this week. So they're getting into so we're not. We're not going to reveal which jersey were wearing this week. But we do. Have the new orleans saints this week and you when you watch the tape of them. What stands out to you. damon's extending players in launching the ball deep. You know he's gonna take the shot You know there's a lot of times watch the packers e b.'s. Stop covering just because they don't think he can make a certain throat so but he can he can he can launch and we know that he will. So that's that's the biggest that stands out to me. You know you talk about him taking off. I remember talking to somebody in the jets organization last week before they played you. Guys i said what about the match up this week and they said this may be the fastest defense that we play all year long. We can't believe the speed that carolina has on defense and in the first couple a series. Zach wilson jets rookie quarterback. His head is going to be swimming and spinning because he's not going to believe how fast the nfl game moved. How much speed is there. Is there a way to quantify how fast you're defenses like. do you realize it. Is there something that tells you. How fast you guys are. An example of what this jets source was telling me last week before he played. Yeah i don't. I don't know how we how we quantify it or or if there's if there's numbers involved there but i just know our mindset is in a racing to the ball and that's we want be the first one there In it if not going to be the first one to the pilot so that's just our mindset as a defense we just want to storm fly. Ron you tell that it was a little bit unsettling at first for zach wilson to go up against the defense as fast as yours last week german. Yeah that that was our game plan. Just keep him keep him thinking he has been And it worked out okay. Yeah and how would you say. Your transition has gone so far from the college because you came in and made an instant impact. Did you have any idea that you would be able to do that that quickly. Yeah that was my mindset coming in I didn't have all the answers as far as The the huge football iq come from a small school. But i knew. I wasn't allowed myself to to get out of work than i knew if i if i was going to mess up something go mess up android one hundred miles per hour But now coming into this season. I definitely have game figured out a lot better than what they last year. Another still a long ways to go in that department. And that's that's something i'm gonna continue to may strive in every every week so i'm excited. Just keep moving forward and taking steps and when the call came on draft a last year and it was your head coach. Matt rule calling. Is you at all That it was. I was surprised me that it was the panthers calling me. Yeah yeah i didn't. I didn't expect that but you know it's been the best thing but he knew you show well right. Yes they actually they. They saw me a few times throughout the season at a meeting with them at the The senior bowl. They came to my pro day but There was probably a month or month and a half before They write speak to them at all so they just kinda left my mind a little bit. Where do you think you were going. Undrafted when rolled around own adult conversations with a dallas Let me see chicago Before before javale in those those are like leading up to this. Oh you know has Don't really know is your head. So he's like that's the most insane the most interested so as a jackie really have no idea especially when you're outside the probably top five top ten picks and did you allow yourself thought of what it would be like to be a dallas cowboy germany I didn't. I didn't think too much into Having opportunity regarding the and what has been the best part about living carolina show far The people i mean since being here the people in the city has really just embrace me and now that kind of ties back into the whole jersey thing that i really wanna do So How how how much the city in the area has embraced me This is kinda my my way of saying. Thank you how much. I appreciate being your knowledge of that city before you move there. Jeremy now night off is my is my first time. Come here for some in north carolina at all since a when i got jackie also very nice and very peaceful. You could have been drafted to a lot worse places. Germany was right it that worked up pretty well. It worked out perfect. And is there one guy on your team that you look at all the time practicing. Say man this guy is even better than i thought Yeah i'm when i first guy here The christian practice santa run around. And i have people like all teammates friends. Whatever they call me. All the time a christian mccaffrey like is he really really good gauge. The practice is legit Take everything You know that. I see him doing as far as off the field. What he's eating. I'll just ask him questions like a. How often do you get massages yourself. Come on what you eat in that type of stuff. Just try to get as much information from you. Know a guy who's at the top of his position. And what have you picked up for him asking him for some of those tips. What has impacted you in altered the way you approach the game. Some of his This process so the way e recovers after a game You know getting is a central nervous system back level Things like that. What he does leading up to a game for a before a game week his massages how he takes care of his body. What he's eating always lifting You know how. Before a game every saturday get a sprint in the go full speed just to get his central nervous system backup berated. Go on sunday so certain certain things like that. I just tried to take away from them in nc if things like that if i can incorporate a mop process in what i do if it works for me. You're not make myself feel all to you. I knew christian mccaffrey when he was a little boy up to my kneecap and i'm not told via but he was to. My kneecap is a little young boy. Visiting his dad and training camp in greeley alvarado coming to see his father. Ed who played wide receiver for the denver broncos and i was covering the denver broncos for a newspaper in colorado too little christian three brothers all around the training camp fields all the time when he was a little boy he was running sprints back then he just a little bit extraordinarily bigger right now. Jeremy pilots a little bit different now. Yeah absolutely well. I appreciate it. Take some time today. We wish you luck with your initiative again will mention one more time honoring carolina legends campaign if people would like to view some of the auction items bid on it. Where would they go. Jeremy they would go to jeremy tendai com view. The oxygen section in the judges are up so the isolate usually be up for about seven days. They are steph. Curry one is upright. Now it's live so Jeremy appreciate taking the time today in honoring get to speak to you fan of the way play the game keep up the great work and keep up the good work on and off the field and carolina face item appreciative. It's good to see the teams back out there on the gridiron lucky for us. That was just week. One draft kings the official daily fantasy partner. The nfl is putting you in. The center will be action for week. Two new customers can get a free shot at millions of dollars in total prizes with their first deposit by signing up using code. Shafter get in on the action now. Simple just pick your lineup. 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2018 Fantasy Focus Awards Show

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2018 Fantasy Focus Awards Show

"The new in the home six. Guessing is the most prestigious coveted anticipated award show of the season. It is the oh six. Oh, no east. Eath six holes right off the tongue field Yates alongside Matthew berry and star fine. You fell Hello for show number one hundred of the season for us. Wow. They're not know that triple digits made it to triple digits, everyone bet the under and to be honest. They bet the ender on you as part of the show. Honestly, that's the bet I took to be candid. So we're all losing our shirts to find a you look lovely as always especially in the velvet. Thank you. You know, it's an award show. Yeah. Season it is. And you have to have a different look. So. This is just for this show hundred percent. Understood understood so yes in the velvet real question for your question for real question is this your actual tuxedo? If forced if I had to do a wedding right lack cuts option. Blacktop smokes me like if you were to a wedding, June, for example, right? Would you be able to dress? I could get between now. And then, but no if you're saying like tomorrow right tomorrow tonight, all of a sudden hate emergency wedding. We wanna talks what would I wear? It would be this. Yeah. Like, no, I don't I have one talks. I have one talks that I wore at my very first one tuxes, totally. But but I wore wedding, I ward and my first wedding. So my wife would not want me to wear the tux that my got married to my ex wife fan. Hang in the cloud somewhere throwing away. Plus it's made out of what like burlap. I don't know that I would fit into it. Because that was that was a. Hiding up order. Maybe there's a show called Porter's for you. You can't that means that was probably Maine. I'm trying to think when I when my ex wife, and I got married. It would have been been almost twenty years ago is like earth tones to they didn't really do bright colors back. Then did they? Yeah. As in black and white there you go. Square. On your tax. I had a choice secret score. When you said to me, hey, we're doing an award show. And we're going to do it three weeks after the season after everyone's forgotten about everything that's happened. When you told me that that whole premise, and I said, oh, that's very exciting. That'll be great for the fans when you said that said, by the way, everyone's gonna be dressing up. I had a choice there. Right. I can either. Try likes divine is always gonna look lovely right? Okay. So there she's in her own category. So then I'm trying to compete with field. And look, let's be honest. That's a that's a battle. I'm going to lose a hundred times out of one hundred twenty show up. Here is a me is that what it is 'cause buttons on this year. So I had I had a way to go. I could either dress up in a suit and tie and just look like a schlub next to field or I could go stay in my lane, which is like go something sort of funny, but also acknowledging that we're trying to dress up here a little bit. I think I made the right choice to be perfectly honest. If you could have gone cop me put a put up a poll, I think I made the right f in call right beyond toe to toe with me and schlub or did what you didn't stead and the schlub exactly. To see news from the national football. The instant will play I'm comfortable as schlub this way. Otherwise, good point. You're not going to tight fitting shirt or something. Right. Yeah. It's comfy. I, you know, secret, squirrel. I learned something before the show today when we're talking about shoes has her Jordan's. She's all proud. She does. Story. Don't feel goes field goes he goes when we're talking about like, we were talking about a particular brand of shoe, and he just basically said, oh, yeah. I carried two pairs at all times. Correct. At all times. Field Yates has two different pairs of shoes with him. It's actually correct. That's will at ESPN do. And there's a very specific reason why I've got shoes that I intend to wear schools ably on the air, but ESPN's campus is not a place. Like there are there are ways to walk from one building to another Bill that you could definitely be needed it and have to go outdoors. I don't wanna risk shoes that you see on national television getting scuffed up meth, you take a lot of pride in the. So I've got my indoor shoes here, I've got my outdoor shoes here. Some my call the first world problem. I call being pragmatic in being fashion forward and carrying about my non schlub nece in the first world. It is absolutely a first world problem. Let's be clear about that. I'm just I just I just cleaned my shoes as what I do is. I just I just take care of them. Well, whatever that wasn't thought you're going to tell you. I thought you were going to tell about him having one of your shoes in his office. Covered so thankful on ago. We have ten awards to hand out today. And we're not done yet. Tomorrow in may is going to post tomorrow's. Well, yes will. Uh-huh. Matthew, and Mike Mike Claire friend are going to do a podcast surrounding the eight coaching hires and looking at it through the fantasy prism signed to look forward for those of you already have your eyes on twenty nineteen. But without further ado, it is time to hand out some harbor well, not technically because last year we had the trophy here and got kinda awkward and cumbersome. So we will have a trophy. But in the meantime, we're going to hand out like, you know, virtual non-material over to orch towards by the way. And if we if you field as our hosts, if if you nail this, maybe you get to be the Oscar. Hey, busy. Let me know. Begin with our one week wonder reforms that seemingly out of nowhere being a one hit wonder is not a qualification for this award Daniel favorite one hit wonder quickly go it would have to be fast ball best ball for the way. Right. Yes. That's right. Not a bad. I think that's probably probably accepted as the most popular one hit wonder of all time. But again, the best performance it seemingly came out of nowhere. The nominees wonder the way 'cause I that's like the one that everybody says why? Okay. Yeah. Mine is I'll go school. Okay. Super you won't even know this one but men without hats, safety dance. Come on good answer. Yeah. Good come in Texas midnight rent. Also, a good one. But the safety the safety dance has like a crazy video as well. Right. Pretty that's true. So I'll bring it back. A couple. Yeah. We'll they're really popular in in Britain. Brit true that oversee in America their parts of the nominees for the one week wonder are as follows Blake jar. When the Cowboys tight end who in week seventeen at seven catches for one hundred nineteen yards and three touchdowns. Derrick. Henry might have heard of him. Tennessee titans in week fourteen. He busted out seventeen carries two hundred thirty eight yards ninety nine of which came on just one carry for touchdowns biking and week sixteen had nine catches one hundred twenty two yards and two touchdowns. And finally Mitch Trubisky week four against the buccaneers three hundred fifty four passing yards six touchdowns plus fifty three rushing I wanna say like five of those touchdowns came in the first half. So just one person me, but if a car Rudolph, so let me explain the reason why I made the case for off before we get to the others and also received votes when I think about a player that seemingly came out of nowhere. Like, I wouldn't vote for someone that wasn't being you. Allies in lineups at all not a single person. Playing in the championship was like. Yep. Can't wait to insert Blake jar win in week seventeen. Howard up as a player that you had stood by throughout the season. Not because he had been good. But because no tight ends are good. There's literally like three good tight ends. So without a reasonable option to replace Colorado with you probably just tried to figure it out at other business you set out. Hopefully, my running backs are good enough to win this week. He went eleven straight games without a touchdown. He had five catches for thirty yards over the two weeks prior to this game. And on that game. He came out with thirty three point two fantasy points of close. Of course, the hail Mary at the end of the first half of monster monster game, like I would not be surprised if covered off with started in like, I don't know like a reasonable amount of leagues that were still playing in week seventeen wouldn't stunned me. Whereas I think some of the other guys in this list, Nomo planum, hence, my reasoning. Well, we all play in the war room league writer at at ESPN and the the champion of the league. Seth Markman our fearless leader who oversees all the NFL coverage for ESPN who plays league won the league this year. And he did it in part because of Derrick Henry who was my vote. So I really looked at the the description here the best performance that seemingly came out of nowhere. That's the first sentence of the description here, and you think about Derrick Henry who has certainly rostered and tunnel leagues. And in fact, he was started the reason I bring up Seth is because Derrick Henry is one of the reasons he won the championship. He started him in this week fourteen. We certainly heard from a number of people on Twitter that lost because they were facing Derrick Henry or manage to survive in advance because of Derrick Henry you think about Jacksonville entering week fourteen second he was running back points allowed six running back rushing yards allowed seven fewest running back yards per game. So it was a very good run defense for Jacksonville. And then Derrick Henry if you think back to that week three game when the titans and the Jaguars played the first time of the season. Derrick Henry got. More carries in week three at Jacksonville eighteen than he did in this game. He managed a sixty seven yards. So he'd already failed basically against Jacksonville. They were red hot Dion Lewis had been been more of the primary guy. However he had been scoring touchdowns coming into that game. And so people I think reluctantly started him hoping he would fall into the into the end zone. Seventeen carries two hundred thirty eight yards. Four touchdowns. Forty seven point eight fantasy points came out of nowhere to me. He's the winner. You got the vote as well. Yeah. Pretty much the same stats that. I was looking at. And it was the, you know, if you follow this podcast for a while we and we're talking about this before show. You've heard us use the term fantasies on being the way. This is a player. We are trying to side if you really qualified as that because he wasn't really good to start the season and then disappeared, but I think the expectation was Derrick Henry was gonna have so much more opportunity with DeMarco Murray being gone, you thought he was going to be a solid performer. It didn't happen you probably gave up on him. And then these these few weeks at the end of the season came out of nowhere. Congratulations. Derrick Henry who wins award one warned to goes to the show. That is not what we practiced at all. I off you're going to talk to thirty Kyle. But he was gonna make the case for big jar because he lying on away. He voted for Blake Jarwan dumbly. But he did it. Go ahead. Cowboys at one time touchdown coming into that game. The man scores three in one week out of nowhere to me jar win the winner, but not getting much love here. So he didn't start and then field. I mean, like like I put him on the Kevin Hart list, like you're not hosting anything. Honestly because it should have been like and the oh six only go. So a lot of great nominees, but the OSA so one goes to. From role. Derrick Henry of Tennessee titans. Cannot be here. So we're accepting in his there you go. Thank you. Write secret, squirrel. And it's accurate. Matthew for once this year? I can say you did a real good job there. But. Saving the best for last. All right. No. We move on to our next category. Which point we moved onto the game of the year in your opinion, the best single game performance of the twenty eighteen season. The games are listed in the order of most fantasy points nominee one. Mark Cooper of the Dallas Cowboys against the eagles in week fourteen. Ten catches two hundred seventeen yards and three touchdowns. Good for forty nine point seven points. Number two familiar faces. Derrick Henry seventeen carries on two hundred thirty eight yards four touchdowns. Again. This is against the Jaguars in week fourteen. Forty seven point eight fantasy points, Christian McCaffrey. He was awesome this year in week twelve he was especially awesome. One hundred twenty five rush yard rushing. Touchdown. Eleven catches one hundred twelve receiving yards. Plus one receiving touchdown. That's forty six point seven fantasy points. And Finally, Mr soon to be former Steelers wide receiver Tonio Brown who in week sixteen against the saints had fourteen catches for. Hundred eighty five yards and two touchdowns forty four point five fantasy points. Suffice him why don't you paint the case for Christian McCaffrey? Well, did you see how long it took you to get through all those stats? That's because Christian McCaffrey did everything on the failed some of your players in there. They did it in one dimension Marku per was catching balls. Derrick. Henry was rushing touchdowns. But Christian McCaffrey had rushing sets over one hundred yards rushing over one hundred yards receiving and found the end zone doing both things. So to me it was the versatility. It was the amount of yardage he accumulated, and that's what was so impressive. But that performance the first player since the Danial Thomason in two thousand two with one hundred twenty five rushing yards and ten catches in the same game. I mean, Christian McCaffrey was a stud all year long. But to me, it was the way he did everything only thing he didn't do was throw a touchdown touchdown pass this year, right? But not in that game. When you think about that that could that just the scale for me, he was awesome all season perhaps the fantasy envy people discuss that a little bit later on Matthew Antonio Brown again. He might soon be a former Pittsburgh Steeler. Honestly that game felt like a reminder that until he's not a former Steeler. I still believe he's the best player on that. Offense of roster coming into that game. He'd been outscored by Judy Smith Schuster in four straight games or the four games prior total like eighty nine points to seventy points. Total in those four games. Those four games combined coming into that one. Fourteen catches forty four and a half fantasy points both of those career highs for AB in a road game. We've always talked about road, Ben. And some of the struggles those obviously, then trickle down a little bit too Antonio Brown. But for me, look, lots four great games amazing. The reason I voted for in Tonio Brown here field is it was weeks. Ecksteen Iraq, literally one people the championship. So the question is a best single game performance. It was weeks Ecksteen. He won people their titles in week sixteen or the first half of a two week playoff. If he played an ESPN standard leagues there. I think you could make a case for Henry or Cooper in week fourteen. But again, they may have sort of bounce each other out in the first round the playoffs for me. It's just it's because it's week sixteen agreed there. Yeah. Yeah. My question to you is this can the one week wonder also be the game of the year because you've Oded for Derrick Henry. I absolutely did. I think the thing to realize here that Derrick Henry had not had more than fifty eight rushing yards. Any game. Throughout the season until that point. And then that game seventeen carries two hundred thirty eight yards four touchdowns. And again like Matthew said earlier against the Jacksonville Jaguars. This was not just some pushover defense. Let's be honest. They helped him in that game. They they looked like a pushover debase. Did. But my question field is who is it that won this award Janu without further ado, drums breeze. Yes. The game. The only for game of the year goes to Derrick Henry. Monopoly on exterior cannery goes back to back. The applause track in the background tells you everything you need to know, congratulations. Derrick Henry value of this show. But we just have a bunch of Cowboys sitting in the back. There you go. Cowboy Sam not actually cowboy Sam no comeback player of the years. Our next award is the most productive player that was either injured or disappointing in twenty teen. The four nominees are as follows Andrew luck quarterback five and twenty eighteen after exactly zero snaps taken in two thousand seventeen because of a shoulder issue. The Shawn Watson he was quarterback four twenty eighteen. I might add quietly. He plays seven games twenty seventeen. Then he tours ACL in practice ended a miracle rookie season. Matt Ryan member. How many bad stats Kyle's able to pull in twenty seven. He gave him all the fodder you could possibly need. He finished his quarterback to and twenty eighteen Mark Cooper. This could almost be the comeback player the year broken into two seasons. Because not only was a Mark Hooper disappointing in two thousand seventeen when he was wide receiver thirty four he eventually became wide receiver twelve in fantasy points per game. After we. Week nine when he was traded to the Dallas Cowboys. Of course, Kyle. Is there a case to be made for Matt Ryan after all that negative? Venom spewed at him last year. I got nothing wrong with Matt Ryan. But yeah, tristen voted for him less. You're never game with over eighteen and a half fantasy points this year, he had at least nineteen fantasy points and each of the four ESPN playoff games. He was the first quarterback do that since Tom Brady and drew Brees in twenty eleven pretty good stretch for medi is when you need it most. All right. I think that's fair. You know, Matthew. I think to Shawn Watson, I said this when I was describing it, but it was kind of quite quarterback four it feel like the dominant performance. No, it certainly didn't. I think people were wondering about his health those to find it to her credit all through the offseason was she felt that the Shawn Watson would be back in healthy. Because of the way the injury was progressing in win. He had gotten injured in the season as well. So for me, I was a little surprised to see Watson nominated because he'd been so good prior to the injury. Yeah. I think so as well. Well, he was really good. And I think the only like the only the only comeback needs to make being back from an ACL tear, but because before because it really resilient guy because the weapons he has at least one that you really love and deandre Hopkins. We all felt pretty good about the Shawn Watson. And also EMMY a we'll say I I don't know that the he certainly wasn't the fourth best quarterback from an NFL perspective. Like, if you just watch the tape and graded everyone shave like he struggled, but you know, because the rushing yards and came on towards the end he and played every game which also helps as well. And I gotta be honest, you this also felt like a year. We're in terms of quarterback separators like is a mini teeny was one person here at the top. And then like, you know, there's like two through eight was kind of like. Same. Maybe the best story of the year. From medical standpoint is Andrew lucked wonderful play this season. I just go back to the fact that people were talking about whether he'd ever play football in sure MRs all of two thousand seventeen after having surgery on his shoulder as you may remember before that season comes back. It never gets really throwing in camp any throwing he did was behind closed doors, and and there he was he was close, but not quite and then they ultimately shut him down. And then there was discussion about whether he was going to have another surgery whether he was just going to take time continue rehab, and because he hadn't been seen it lead to more and more chatter in the off season. And then he came back. And when he did I start throwing it was the Nerf balls. It was the small footballs, and then people like, well, he can do that. But can't throw a real football and for him to come back under the glare of the media scrutiny under all the doubt. And having his own self doubt that he admitted later was really one of the most difficult parts for him and not only come back, but come back and play all six. Eighteen games and to get better. I would argue as the season went on in terms of if you looked at how he was throwing the ball decisive sharp. There was no hesitation. And you know, he was also protecting. He was playing like a better quarterback all the way around. So I think for what he came back from from all the doubt and people thinking he might not play again that really made the case for him pretty remarkable year for Andrew lock quarterback five as we mentioned book had ten different games field with two hundred eighty five passing yards or more and multiple touchdown passes. That led the NFL and remember at the beginning of the year. He was dinking and dunking, and it didn't seem like his arm. Strength was totally back. Well, starting in week four his area arts target went up almost three air three air yards per throw. And from that point on it seemed to get the strength back. He was the second best quarterback in terms of total families from we were on not an about face perhaps for Andrew luck. But he really was remarkable in his turn. Around. So anyway berry. Yes, earn to you now drum roll, please. And the six one for comeback player of the year goes to Andrew luck. Captain, andrew. Into all the medical staff at the colts, bringing back agreed on that. You know, it's interesting the. The story that has come out over the playoffs that Frank Reich was the only head coaching candidate that the colts interviewed who didn't in his interview. Ask house Andrew interesting that that was a that was a story that came out that every other, you know, coachie candidate naturally, by the way was us like so what's going on with Andrew? How's it going and Frank Reich? Apparently, the only one that's that didn't ever ask what was going on with what was going on Andrew luck. And I don't know if he, but he did a great job. He did a great job. He's going to be unrecognizable run going on right now about the Harry Potter is the big grey beard. It's all a thing. And pretty sure I'll be able to find him. I just got to say these things like homing device. They truly are hayfield before you move on very quickly one piece of housekeeping that I want to want to address that we didn't really get to at the beginning of the show that we probably should have is in terms of who was able to vote who's the voting panel. We talk about these winners well thousand people exactly how who got to vote on it. Oh, obviously feel you myself star on bell secret, squirrel. Daniel Dopp thirsty. Kyle as you know. But also, Mike clay who obviously spent a number of times filling in for me doing various fill work here with the six one zero. So Mike clay, not cool Keith Lipscomb who's who's in a tie today. I've ever seen him in a tie. It's a sharp. Decade. I like to add that is this sharp tie. I have no meetings with any higher ups today. Good. You look good. The football. Scientists Casey Joyner. Eric, our our colleague Eric cable w a hall of Famer Eric HBO FLU hall of Famer tristen Cochran both of them. Of course, the host of the six zero baseball podcast into a great job over there and the status pillar Damian who the Saturday from the from the show our show research over there on the fantasy show on ESPN plant regret, including him in in the voting. I just don't really care for the way that he voted I feel like his random arm picked a bunch of random names and just threw it in there and sort of wreck things for me, but we'll get to it as we get towards the end. Damian. We've your thoughts. Damien doesn't have a microphone what? Go ahead. Those uncalled foreign very route. Yeah. Maybe it's never coming back. And it's all right here gaming talk without his about a suit. I'm now for our one negative of word of the shell. That goes the biggest disappointment description pretty obvious the player who was the biggest letdown this season based on both draft position and overall production the nominees, and this is where they were drafted in where they finished lady on bell draft, his Rb to who finishes aren't are back running back. One fifty six benefit was drafted Rb eight, but let's. Leonard for Rb. Eight finished is running back forty. Devante Freeman drafted Rb twelve finished as running back one. Oh, six and grunk drafted his tight end. One finished is tight and eleven so the nominees. So those are all the all the nominees, and for me, it's sort of looking at the the voting Leonard for got one vote, and that was from Mike clay and not cool. Keith do you wanna make the case for Lennon four net? I honestly, I know Mike clay was high on four night coming into the season and had him on a lot of teams. This decision. Like a purse. Claes angry Leonard fournette, and this is how we showing I think it's a fact he he's definitely angry. But we'll we'll say though, he did just play in two two games in the first nine weeks of the season. But yet you couldn't drop them rienscher. Sure, there's a real disappointment. And that of course there then he comes back though, if you did hang onto the head. There's three big weeks re scored more than seventy five points and then nothing else after that. It's pretty disappointing. I think Mike I had to guess Mike argument would probably be that. Hey, like he didn't draft lady on bell because he didn't bother. He knew. There was too much peril. He waited until September one or September fifth when the status of Libya Mbale is so far in doubt that if you're drafting lady on bell. It wasn't with pick one or pick three or pick five. It was much lower on the proceedings, but maybe on bell by many people's estimation was the most disappointing player of the year two. He shares your last name you make the case for me. Now, my brother maybe on. Here's the reason that I it was a debate for me between him and gronkowski. I can tell you why it didn't pick gronkowski. Unsteady will tell you why I voted for lady on bell hair. And that was because it was such a huge blow to the fantasy community as a whole. And I thought when I'm on. I didn't draft lady on any leagues because I looked at the situation. I didn't want that kind of risk in my lineup. I didn't want to draft him and hope that he would come back. And obviously we had no idea when he might be available. But when I looked at the fact that he was drafted running back to overall, and how far he so it was the distance that he felt because of course, he never played. So he ends up at one fifty six, but it was the amount of lineups. The number of lineups the number of people playing fantasy that he alternately impacted. And there was the tease, you know, you thought you kept thinking, well, maybe he'll be back at this point. Well, maybe he'll be back a few weeks after that will maybe by this deadline. He'll be back. And it wasn't like you knew even if you found out a week too. So you could go replace him permanently. It was very put a lot of famous players in a very difficult spot. And for me. That's why. In my estimation. He was the biggest disappointment just to add to that. I will say that. Look I actually did draft him. I had him on a couple of teams. One was a league drafted in early. July was a league the drafted in early August. But I think because because lady on himself a tweeted this'll be my best season ever. And I'm and I'm reporting Asian fact, his agent said he will play right? You know? And so and so all report teammates said they he's going to be by this hits. We had seen this before. And you know, just you know, he was he left Miami. He was in Pittsburgh. So. So right there were there were there was all sorts of indications that we thought he would play. I mean, and he gave an on the record interview tour Jeremy Fowler. And I'm not throwing Jeremy under the bus because I think Jerry terrific job for us. But he gave an on the record interview Jeremy Fowler where he indicated he was gonna at least come back over the BI week over the by so just consistently lying and misleading people about his intentions about playing. And so for me, the reason I voted for him. In addition to all that like, I don't like the guy from just I understand. I understand listen, I understand player wanted to get as much money as they can. And I always will side with a player on that. But just say it like for me, I had an issue with sort of the whole public relations piece of it where saying he was coming and then he didn't and you didn't like the optics of lady on the optics of it. And then in terms of this specific award field just say that he was drafted as a top. He was trapped it as basically top two-person. He wasn't able to be cut until he officially filled report in head week eleven so. You had a roster spot that killed you for the majority of the season. And then also you think about how the rest of the first round played out. And we talk about Leonard for net but other than that Todd Gurley. David Johnson Zeki Elliott and Tonio Brown, Christian McCaffrey, pretty much Melvin Gordon pretty much everyone that you draft in the first round other than lady on belt, and maybe Leonard for net or Dobbin cook. Depending if you drafted him basically paid off the Andre Hopkins. So you basically started the season with a massive hole. If you drafted lady on bell. I'm the case for rob gronkowski. He was my vote this year. And I understand he finishes tight in eleven doesn't sound that bad as compared to running back. One fifty six tied for one fifty six zero points, I should add. But the problem with gronk was paying a premium price on many people were drafting him. But the back end of the first round of the beginning of a second round, depending on what the size of your league was for him to be a league winner. It was that you had this massive decided edge every single Sunday at a position that offers. Very little depth. Instead, he got a guy who's held under sixty receiving yards in nine thirteen games. He played this season. He scored a touchdown on just three of the thirteen games that he played this season. So I just think that knowing as much as we did about lady unbound. Again, we we are all of the mind like the closer you can draft the Thursday kick off the better, of course, was thrust into fewer situations where even had to contemplate lady on bell. I went with rob gronkowski and stuff for my boat. Daniel we have a little bit of a situation here though. Yeah. You bet we do because we are tied five to five to one thanks to whatever might Klay was doing made his decision. So so I'm gonna make an executive decision and I'm going to rule in favor of a specific player. Okay. Over to star via like, you know, private conversation. Sure, we can do that as word. Here we go. And the the the winner of the OC six Owen Oei for biggest disappointment is. Rob gronkowski, rob gronkowski. That is who I am giving it to and let me tell you. Why let me tell you. I Matthew before you you you wait that look your face. Right. But then fine. Let me tell you. Why? Whatever the biggest point is the winner of the biggest disappointment is a biggest point go ahead. You know, why? Yeah. This award two biggest this point. I'll tell you what when you drafted Levy on bell. You knew you knew that there was a risk involved with Ramsey. That's my argument you didn't until very close to the in. We if you drafted in early August, you had no indication president early August your draft in way too early. And you're not listening that understandable, people do that people draft July people draft all the time look at our data like look at mill people draft in the first two weeks in August. I'm gonna come to Mattis defense here because you can't use that as the sole argument because rob gronkowski comes with a ton of risk like he's not you're not coming with risk and exact position. Act. We advised you if you drafted rob gronkowski to get a second tight end. Because of the likelihood that he would miss multiple games. Now what we didn't know. And here's where I I'm okay with the vote. You have the wrong rationale the votes. Okay. The rationale is that when rob gronkowski played. He didn't look like rob gronkowski. So when he was on the field when he was healthy enough to take the field. He was not playing like the tight and that you drafted because what we constantly said in in the preseason was you may not have gronkowski all sixteen games. That's by should get it back tied in. But when you have him he's likely to win you your weak. He is a game changer on the field and that field. Would you agree to me was the biggest disappointment was that when he was there? He wasn't drafted him to be the guy the Cadillacs your victory the season. It's not happen. I got burned by the warmly and I disagree with this. Because when you James Connor was drafted as running back thirty nine like, it's not like people didn't understand. There was risk would Levy on bell. Otherwise. James CONNER wouldn't have been drafted at all. He would have been some handcuff that would've been an undrafted free agent. But a lot after lot of handcuffs a lot of handcuffs were and his ADP was all over the place. James connor. Absolutely. So, but we're not I don't know for for. It's more like one AM one b both of these players absolutely destroyed you and understanding if you got James Connor the biggest disappointment for Leon bell didn't hurt as much as drafted kit. But that's not an argument you can use for whether it's okay. The James corden show Dalen building. For net wins biggest disappointment. How do you know? Secret, squirrel. It ain't Dopp. You know, what it's time for the music. I want another poll. Orchestrated whose disappointment who should who should win. The biggest appointment about. This is what the people to sign moving the loan to our waiver wire wonder again, pretty self explanatory. Here the player who held the most fantasy value after not being drafted on average in the top one hundred sixty players this season. Our nominees are Philip Lindsey for the Broncos running back thirteen in terms of fantasy points per game this season, Eric Braun titan. Four Baker Mayfield quarterback sixteen in Tyler Boyd who was wide receiver nineteen crazy to think that all of this players were not even drafted on average. Both of them are all of them were awesome. Kyle and Keith you both picked a certain former lions tight end Kyle. What say you the case for Eric Brown? Eric Brown finish the season closer to tie down one that it tight on eight in terms of total points this year. And I know you guys were all on Philip Lindsay and nothing against him. But where was he when you need it? A most is running back forty two weeks. Fifty. Sixteen and didn't even play in week seventeen. You don't even have games in fifteen sixty. Going hard on Philip Lindsey who had a wrist injury that requires surgery and even play. He was hurt. Here's what I would say is Eric E Brown countered that by the way with games in which he had thirty three receiving yards twenties. Thirty one eight in that pivotal week. Fifteen matchup twenty eight weeks sixteen like Eric Brown was Emets ING his touchdown. Unbelievable. But the part he benefit from an offense that would throw touchdown passes to three different tight ends in one game. So he and Jack Doyle being hurt. Also boosted to fields point in week fifteen against owls. He had one catch for eight yards. One point eight fantasy points sixteen against the giants three for twenty eight five point eight fantasy points there. So. So I think that we can probably safely at least you could you knew was he wasn't gonna plan you could replace him with somebody. I think we came around just went up stunk. So I think by the way that we can probably move off Baker Mayfield. He had a very fun ended the season first of all like quarterback is so deep right. And even when Baker had this amazing stretch of great matches like the chiefs and the falcons, and I wanna say like the raiders three to four weeks for the buccaneers might have been mixed in there as well. He never cashed in and was like a top-five option fine rookie season. I can't wait for Baker Mayfield in years. Right. Be fun choir. Bayer man, and I think what might bring his back towards Lindsay versus Ibran is that Tyler Boyd played the position with the most depth and fantasy. It's just sure more difficult. Find reliable tight ends or running backs and Matthew. I mean, just to make the case again for Philip Lindsey like everybody this year was talking about a breakout. Denver Broncos running back that was a rookie not named Phillies. Other one it was Royce Freeman. Philip Lindsey was I went back and forth on this one. Because you could really make a strong argument for Eric Brown based on the depth of the position, right? But because it was sort of in and out because of because of Doyle Doyle being men there took a little while before you believed in Iraqi Braun, it was I don't want inflates the wrong word. But there were a couple of huge games there for Eric Hebron that sort of skewed it a little bit. He was terrific is very close. But ultimately what boil down for me was just the depth of position it film linzie and just how consistent he was basically week one seventeen seventy four and a touchdown against Seattle. Kind of building on the preseason success. We'd seen something from filthy, and then he sort of broke out in week one. And so basically, you got fifteen weeks or up until he got hurt you got fifteen weeks out of Lindsey, and so just sort of getting a starting running back in week one that was consistent week in week out. I don't have tristen consistency rankings and front of me. But my suspicion is that he would rank pretty high. Because if like Lindsey gave you something every single week. He was rock solid for them that much is for sure that's that's one of the reasons why I want with Lindsay. So we turn it back to Matthew berry, drummer pleased ended up. The owed six oh for waiver wire wonder of the year goes to envelop, please Philip was. Two first names always Lindsey. Help me when championship against way to go Philip Lindsey, helping out star about a quick break for us. And we're right back with the rookie of the year. I can't believe it that Gerald is presenting the quarterly budget report with finger puppets. Look here comes a one point seven percent decrease in fixed overhead everybody. No, I can't believe how easy it was to save hundreds of dollars on car insurance guy. Go. Oh, you are you projected increase and organic three revenue. Believe it. Geico could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. The rec- Kyle. I've I've I have I've. What you read the screen? So. Yeah. Thursday car we have a screen here where Thursday how can throw notes to us every once in a while. And he wrote skyro- has three first names, and you didn't vote for him and the other award. Well, right. I'm just filled linzie didn't get my vote because he has to it's an added bonus another reason root for the kid. And then you write three I three I teams his name's Kyle Rudolph and his middle name is David. But no one calls him. Kyle David Rudolph. Who's Rudolph first name Daniel. Now, they got wrong here. It's also Rudy Rudolph names. No, no people. The first name. I really Kay. Then let's see I refuse to believe that I don't know anyone that has more children than you, Matthew. And if you have not named someone I don't think it's a first name. No, baby Rudolph. Yeah, we have one. Okay. All right. Well, yeah. Beth gave birth like a week ago? ESPN radio. Breaking news. Baby. Route off that I've ever should. I'm sorry. I didn't I I'll bring a car invited to the christening. I berry berry. Please don't do that. The red cherry, anyway, whatever. So anyway, it was just it was a terrible note from Kyle all around, and he really agree on that job. All right. So now, we're back field Yates we go onto the rookie of the year. If you don't know what this one is. I'm not sure what to tell you get to see football's top producing rookie the nominees believe it or not include saquon Barkley of the New York Giants point one fantasy points per game. He played in sixteen games. Philip Lindsey fourteen point nine fantasy points per game. He played in fifteen games Calvin Ridley twelve point nine fantasy points per game. Good enough for wide receiver twenty eight this season. And Nick Chubb of the Bronx of the Browns. He was running back twenty five twelve point two fantasy points per game. Who wants to be the person like well, look feel wants to make the case for someone. Not namesake one. Okay. Keith. Let's talk about somebody else. Yeah. Let's Nick job. Would I love new show with but we'll give him some. All right. How about this? How about this? You're excited about Nick up your Browns fan that's about as far as we go into the house. Right. I mean, I I didn't vote for. So let's be clear, but he did you nice job after he got the job. Right. We'll leave it. So look, why don't we find look so saquon live. Laboring the point. Really? But the rookie of the year six Owen? Oh, he goes to Jerry Johnson. Saquon barkley. That's the most anticlimactic introduction of an award ever. Because it was clear from the way we were talking that we didn't even know how to make the case for anyone else. Why? Because it was unanimously voted on this one Barclay was the Burke's there were questions coming into the preseason. I had him as a top five player overall and top five running back others did as well. Some people had him as a late first round even as early second rounder rookie running back hamstring injuries in the preseason be. Of when the recall came. We're stroke worst jokes. For the final show. So my God. I think I'm gonna have to call in tomorrow's podcast, Mike Claes gonna do with somebody else. So so right there were questions people questioned saquon Barkley. There was a lot of people like oh that office is so brutal and rookie running back unproven hamstring injuries. How bad is the giants offense going to be and yet he had a rushing touchdown one hundred plus yards in fifteen of sixteen games is here so much consistency. Fifteen touchdowns only Todd Gurley and Alvin Kamara had more three hundred eighty five fantasy points that is sixty more points than equal Elliott sixty five more points than Alvin Kamara had during their rookie season. So not only did he have a great rookie season this year. He had an epic one of all time better than some of the great rookie running back seasons. We've seen in recent history recent history, I should say last at here, which is so important, especially in PR, which is the default format. He had ninety one receptions this year that's more than tyreek hill more than Mike Evans. More than George Kittle among many other players ninety one receptions, you could possibly ask for out of a rookie. He was tremendous. He was about the only thing worth watching on the giants on missed virtually matchup. Correct. We move forward. Now to the best value the player whose production exceeded the projected value based on average draft position. A note the player had to be universally drafted to qualify. We'll get to the top free aims to kinda got the top free agents earlier on the show the nominees. Here's where they were drafted. Here's what they finished. Patrick ball drafted his quarterback sixteen. He finished as quarterback one. George Cadle drafted as tight end seventeen. He finished tight end three. And James Connor was drafted as running back thirty nine. He finished running back six. So we actually all three of us had different votes. Here. Matthew, I'll let you have the floor. I your pick which aims Connors. Look I thought long and hard about Mahomes because obviously his was a magical season. And the reason I went away from a homes and went towards Connor is because about possess. Scarcity and the availability replacements on the waiver wire. So you think about Mahomes in his greatest he was you think about guys that weren't really drafted or drafted low like Matt Ryan Jared Goff. Mitch bisky. Baker Mayfield, Philip rivers. Andrew lock Dak Prescott. All them drafted outside the top ten all of them gave you week in week in production, certainly from some time. And then you think about even the Tampa Bay quarterbacks like if you played that roulette between fits magic and James James Winston. So honestly as great as Mahomes was for me. It was James CONNER here right on a per game basis from weeks five through nine he was the best running back in fantasy. If you missed out on dalvin cook, not missed out. But like if dalvin cooker Leonard fournette or lay on bell, one of these running backs to sort of, you know. I'm trying to think about proper way to say this derailed your season. If you will remember devante Freeman who was an early second round pick. He went down with an injury pretty early on Royce Freeman was a guy that was drafted in the second round. He didn't perform up expectations. So James Connor saved a lot of seasons at a position that honestly didn't have a ton of depth this year. And he gave you consistent production week in week out while he was healthy. So for me the vote in terms of best value running back thirty nine he was going like in the twelfth thirteenth round. For me. It's James Connor. He's Fung if you had to make a vote would go for George kindle your beloved understand, right? And before everybody accused me of just being at home, or I've got older plenty of sets to back this up looking drafted as tight and three and he finished as tight end three. Teen seventeen. But we spoke you said he was drafted ten and three. No, he was driving. Tight end three like eight third titans. Open the years like one. Phrasings brutal. Yeah. I know. But it's like it's not even creek 'cause tracking tied into. But so we move whatevs. Anyway, the point is he went for math. Not a part of the you went from seventeen to three. Let me say this was good five games with at least at least ninety eight receiving yards and receiving touchdown. He's the only tight end to do that this year. He was the fifth best player in week seven teen. You talk about when things matter, and this is all positions not fifth. Best tight end fifth best player in week seven teen with twenty nine point nine points. He played in all sixteen games and consider this that he played from week nine through week seventeen with broken ribs. He was injured in week nine so much damage to the forty Niners being down with injuries that he continued to play with the injuries. And if you wanna compare to other guys at the position, you talked about position scarcity record my guy beat cancer e buying now beat cancer. He was laying. While he had broken ribs, saying guy, be cancer. Horrible person. Yvonne was tightened for and he was thirty six and a half points behind George Kittle and Colorado we talked with the one game. It was wonder he finished height and seven on the air. He was over a hundred and six points behind. Can kill cancer was good. He didn't be cancer. But he was good. Let me make the case for Patrick Mahomes. My vote in this Kate, and I'm going to not empty out the volt of Patrick Mahomes. Goodness because he might be nominated for some of our final wars. Yeah. Serves of players that appeared on championship winning teams this season. Only one player Christian McCaffrey was on a higher percentage of those championship teams than Patrick bump. So you talked about, you know, the positional value is different. It Patrick Mahomes was just that much better in the rest of the quarterbacks in fantasy football this year. Thirty five point five percent of leagues with the champion had Patrick Mahomes as his or her starting quarterback. He was great every single week not a single dud from Patrick Mahomes all season and more often than not he was taking Mike Claes projections and doubling them. The guy was an absolute freak. He was a behemoth this year my pick for best value clearly Patrick Mahomes. But Matthew it is now your turn. Drummer, please. Well, I will just say what's amazing about all these players is that they've all as we look into rankings for twenty nineteen are all the top of their position. So James Connors vaulted into being a top ten running back. George kills obviously top the right side and Mahomes is going to be the number one quarterback drafted next year. So it's unbelievable all three players had an amazing season. But the oh six Oni OPEC's Owoh hair. Six one only. For best value goes to envelope. Please Patrick Mahomes. These guys this season. You're not gonna get the best value for many more. Because now they're gonna cost we move forward to breakout player of the year, and this is the player whose production exceeded expectations and not previously emerged as a reliable. See that in this case, Patrick Bohm's was one number one. He finishes quarterback one with writer in seventeen point one, total points number two in terms of nominees is James Connor. He was Rb six with two hundred eighty total points and Tyler Boyd finished as wide receiver seventeen with two hundred and twenty one points. Aircar bill's not here right now. But he made the case for James Connor to probably goes along the lines Matthew what you just said for him in terms of best value. He was awesome. And a somewhat unlikely source of awesomeness because of all the Levy on bell noise that we thought could lead to eventually showing up at the beginning of the season. I think break I mean here would be it's not who I voted for. But I think my guess is that Eric's argument for James Connor for breakout player of the year would be that. There was so much talk about lady on Bell's contract and franchise, and he'd been franchise by there was thought that like, hey, maybe even the Steelers don't think Jane, the reason they're willing to pay fourteen million dollars to leave on bell. The reason they franchise him is because they don't necessarily know that James Connor can match his production. And so I think there was a thought in terms of Patrick Mahomes that being the lead quarterback in an Andy Reid offense and the gotten rid of Alex Smith after very productive year that we thought they would be good things. He was asleep or for many people coming. This including myself. So maybe that's in terms of breakout. No one expected James Connor to do what he did. And so I think that would be the argument maybe that Eric would make for James Connors that he truly I mean in many ways if you look at the stats actually exceeded lady on bell and hurt lady on bells free agency case we go because he performed so. Well, we go back on the well of Patrick Mahomes who had seven games this year with four plus passing touchdowns that's more than any other two quarterbacks put together combined. I just mentioned he had four hundred seventeen point one fantasy points the most ever by quarterback in fantasy football. He is the presumptive NFL MVP after getting forty five of the fifty first team all pro votes. Five went to drew Brees the writings on the wall there. Patrick Mahomes was ridiculous. So he had as many games he had ten different games where he scored twenty five or more fantasy points. Those ten games. That's the same number as Ben Rothlisberger. Tom Brady Aaron Rodgers combine believe like if you're like who has most more ten who has more fantasy point games of twenty five points or more. Big bend, Tom Brady and an Rogers combined patrimony it's tied. I mean, that's how unbelievable he was. All right. So without further ado general police for start you. In the six oh Winona before. Breakout player of the year goes to Patrick Malone. Surprise there. I mean, except for the one vote for mayor tear eleven votes, go to him. What's turn our attention now to the playoff MVP, the players the most the hell the most value during the postseason and ESPN Standard Liege, which of course, represent weeks fourteen through seventeen our nominees are as follows Derrick Henry, a popular name so far hundred and five point eight total points, Josh Allen with ninety point two total points and Damian Williams with eighty seven point two total points. He of course is the new chief starting running back played great over the weekend. Well, you know, like this one it's such a finite window before week window like isn't the easy logic. The guy that goes to score the most points as it wasn't like eighty percent of these points from Derrick Henry game and just one game. He was dominant throughout those four game stretch. And I think when you think about Josh Allen. There was a little bit of like people were concerned about like. Like. You know, and because the depth positions quarterback. I don't know how many playoff games Josh Allen was started Damian. Moms people kept taking Spence we're gonna come back is going to use Damien Williams the same way. So you weren't exactly sure. But Derrick Henry you knew was the guy especially after that Jacksonville game. He had seven postseason rushing touchdowns. Just in this playoff window over that stretch. That's that's one more than our chimera and take when Barkley combined for mayor and Barkley had six Derrick Henry had seven by himself average a hundred forty six rushing yards per game during the fantasy playoffs so drum roll, please. Oh, one playoff MVP goes to Derrick Henry. So is there anything wrong? Derrick Henry next year. We'll who is the offense coordinator in Tennessee. Of course, their head coach. I'm sorry often supporter mat in the floor is now the Packers head coach our final awards the player of the year. You might have an idea of where it is actually headed. It's the best player fantasy football into eighteen. We have five nominees they are listed by most points. Scored this season Patrick Mahomes, number one before seventeen point one saquon Barkley number two three hundred eighty five point eight just narrowly ahead of Christian McCaffrey at three hundred eighty five point five Todd Gurley three hundred and seventy two point one. But he had the most fantasy points per game this season. Of course, he sat out those last two games. And James Connor at number five. We've talked a lot about basically every one of these candidates except for Todd Gurley. Perhaps right now Matthew just like plug Todd girlies. Awesomeness? Well, I think there was some concern coming into the season couldn't repeat his magical twenty seventeen season, you know. And so. You know, people thought like tiger is going to be good. But will he will he will regress into them? Writing could possibly do. And then yet, he did, you know, he was he was just money in the Bank. If it wasn't for those last two weeks, we might have a closer race on her hands. But you know, Todd Gurley was everything you would want in a number one overall pick. He's I think the consensus number one for next year as well. And at least he is in my ranks could certainly be a very good case for him. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, so we'll we'll see if anyone else pops up, but he's my number one player overall for next year. My ranks are up on on ESPN dot com as our Mike clays for twenty nineteen. But yeah, Todd Gurley in just once again making Sean McVay and the Rams and fantasy managers very very proud to have him on their team. He's nothing short of terrific here. It was mostly it was mostly an animus, although static pillar. You've for Chris McCaffrey. I did. Yeah. You know, I think Mahomes took home enough hardware on the show already. But my argument from a cow free is this oil in the winter the. Panthers. Really don't have any other skill position player. You felt comfortable starting all season and McCaffrey still produced weakened weak out said the reception record for running backs. And if you look at it he finished roughly, thirty points behind Mahomes, if he played all of weeks instead of just the first couple of drives he could've finished the year as that number one fantasy player L, maybe coach wouldn't have benched him. If it wasn't so bad. And we said, yeah. Yeah. He played like once number rational coach putting up what the status pillar or whatever. Put down Patrick Mahomes. He broke the fantasy scoring record and outscore other quarterbacks season by sixty two point one points. But how about this like he barely played in the fourth quarter? He was quarterback eleven in terms of fourth quarter points. So like, yeah. Patrimonial played every game. But he was also playing some meaningless games in fourth where they were handing off here and there, but I wanna give you this. When this was what was amazing for him as we talked about consistency a lot and fantasy think about this week's one through four Patrick Mahomes. The number one quarterback and fantasy weeks five eight he was the second best quarterback in panacea. Twenty-five fantasy points per game weeks nine through twelve the third best quarterback and fantasy average twenty seven fantasy points and thirteen through seventeen. He was the second best quarterback and fantasy. He was a top three guy throughout the entire season. It wasn't just like Derrick Henry where he was amazing for one one portion of the season like week in week out. Patrick, Mahomes was all. All that and a bag of chips and the number of quarterback injuries. He stayed healthy and played all sixteen games. Amazing. So here we go. Now, more time drummer, please. The oh six when only four the biggest award of the year player of the year, Patrick Mahomes. Holmes was remarkable. He was brilliant. Everything you could possibly asked for and we get to see Patrick Mahomes this Sunday when the chiefs host the patriots at five. We haven't really talked playoffs yet. But man, oh, man, we have four great whoever wins. We're gonna have great Super Bowl rate Super Bowls. All the way round. We've got a couple of things to be able to wrap up here. We did do a poll. Matthew, berry able to decide what we want to do here. Biggest disappointment of the season. Okay. Sixty seven percent of the votes came in four lady on bell. All right, exactly. He made our case. I would like to put forward the as the producer of the show one final award that we did not vote on. Okay. But I personally would like to him executive decision. Please. Tell me disagree. You always do. For the player who should have won award but did not win an award award. Because I think what James Connor did this year was absolutely incredible. Based on the player that he was. And unfortunately, he was just overshadowed by historic season from Patrick Mahomes. But to do what James Connor did Matthew we've talked about to be running back six I would go with my war. I would create an award for the most consistent player and fantasy football. I want to give it a devante Adam to at least fifteen points. One hundred sixteen obviously like honorable mention awards. We should be honest with the technical wards. I would agree with James Connor. It will sit Christian McCaffrey. I mean, the Chris McCaffrey went any wards but Christmas show. Hopkins was also Todd Gurley as well. Field would have won best. Boy, probably. Yeah. One hundred percent. Yeah. I would've won most patient. Yes. Well, you wouldn't want best guns. Probably that's. In shape analyst. You know for the people the final show, exactly the. Yeah. Sons outguns out for. Yeah. We won last poll that we need to deliver on. And it was at the very beginning of the show. We said did Matthew make the right clothing choice today. Twenty nine percent said yes, seventy one said, no. He never does. Wow. Wow. That's a good way to end the year troll by the audience. That's right. Hey, fair. Honestly, I argue I argue that poll proves my point because it's like, no he never does. So my point was my whole point of choosing. This was why am I gonna compete with field because that's just a losing proposition. So the audience agrees with me. Nope. Never does. There was no way I'm going to compete with field regard to competing with field. Why can't you just be your own beer own person? Express yourself Matthew in your own way. Don't try out vineyard vines him. This is. My express myself. Hey, I also wanna express myself you real quickly. I just want to like do the. Do the one hundred. Was show one hundred it was a tremendous. It was a fun. It was exhilarating season. We have a ton of people to Fank, obviously, the two of you for making today and every single day a ton of fun people behind the glass, led by Daniel Keith Kyle static pillar Damian Tariq who played a big part helping production here. John. Luna said Wong, Pete Genesee. Who went forgetting might clay who everybody that even though they were not on the show, we use them so many times either in their rankings or their articles both Eric and tryst in Casey Joyner everybody else from the fantasy department that has helped for the people that played an integral role in what we do every single day. And of course, you the fans viewers those here we. Here. We are. Thank you keep. Yes. My did. Here. K of the problem. Thank to humble to credit himself. So we will credit. Oh, yes. Thank you field for showing us and for putting up with the guy who sits between us field. And you win the attendance attendance field perfect every year you when the the the attendance award Tom carpenter. We should think Tom carpenter as well. Lot to go around and all of those participated in the man's women's a celebrity leaks. It was a ton of fun. It was a great season. We have a podcast coming your way. Tomorrow in terms of audio form for those at wash it on Twitter. If you're watching this on YouTube enjoy it we're back and we never leaving. And so they'll be another show next Monday as well. They'll be bused offs audio podcast, but they'll be robust off season schedules. Well, I think we don't have any dates to announce here yet. But my expectation is that the six zero once again hit the road at some point next year. So when that happens as well. All right. Thank you from. Here at in the weasel dome. For fields define it. Daniel nocco, Keith thirsty. Kyle. We appreciate you. Love you peace out. Six. In. TM you guys. Go ahead and give me grief for being on sportscenter for forty five seconds. Jan. Get your terrible at Nash, tag imprompt. You'll gate. Berry convert. Ben. Moyle?

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Surveying the Field

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Surveying the Field

"Stupidity is presented by ZipRecruiter. Ziprecruiter, the smartest way to hire. Welcome to journey inside the soul of one of sports media's brightest minds, profoundly nuanced odyssey called stupidity. By the incomparable stugatz. A man, I consider a personal hero and icon of the industry. I wanna make no bones about it. There is no Mike Greenberg today without these sensational. Stugatz providing me the inspiration to chase my dream and challenge myself to be just half as brilliant as he is allow me Mike Greenberg. A man who would probably today, doing traffic in Sioux Falls without Stu. Gods his influence to welcome you to a truly transcendent, sonic experienced. This is stupidity. Welcome into another episode of stupidity each twentieth anniversary standard. How about that, so, yeah, we're celebrating? Right. We got a wedding. Yeah. We do have a wedding. It is it is field Yates wedding. We'll get to that in just a second. Download subscribe rate review, all that good stuff. Leave a five star review with questions for me, a new five star review with questions with ideas, guest ideas forced. Party stands. I are going to go over last week suggestions at the end of this episode. But you are right we have a wedding coming up. It is field Yates is wedding. We are very excited for it. We were not invited, but we are going to celebrate it right here on stupidity stupidity. It's on bringing go Joe into this conversation. We're going to have field Yates on he's getting married in. We're not gonna ask him any football questions. I don't care about football right now. I only care about his wedding his big day is coming up this weekend. My goal junior and I had become we thought very good friends with field Yates through weekend observations. He was a regular part of the show. Right. My I look, we would check you once field on the every Sunday, getting ready for games. You would give some fantasy football advice we would have some playful banter, and we all thought it would eventually land us the invite to the wedding of the century on the Cape. But apparently we were wrong and how do you feel about that? Do you feel betrayed? I thought that we have arrived at a place in fields life where it was a slam dunk both you and I would be invited to that wedding. In fact, I thought it'd be the best man. God, I'm right there with the you know what I thought we brought out a side of field gate that people didn't get to see they got to see the guy that was put together. He's buttoned up on. That's why he does all these Fisher shows and he came over with us, and listen to short of lighting up a cigarette. I feel like we really brought him to a place where he was more accessible to people like us. And apparently I was wrong. And I, I listen, I'm heard, I'm not joking. I am. I'm hurting right now because I thought we were better friends, and as you pointed out, it's going to be the wedding of the century. And I want to be involved in this stanza Khuda, you imagine was invited to this wedding. Like who do you imagine like like dance is a slam dunk grant. Yeah. Like from ESPN probably Matthew berry got the invite schyster think wingo got the invite. No way. Wingo. Go go. Joe? What are you go just next? The window everyday goal to win go. Check him out every morning, six to ten on ESPN ESPN radio ESPN, two ESPN news. Channel art yawn. I said, I really is the question at this point. God embarrassment, but I say this, I find out that, like, I, I'm set right now. Like I'm hurt if I've run out the Trey wingo invited and we weren't, I'm going to upgrade demand. Do you know if dre was invited or not, or you don't know? I don't know. I haven't heard about this. Like maybe trays been hiding it because he knows that I'm not invited and he knows that you and I are invited I dunno Stu gods. Like 'cause like listen again think about all of the fund that's going to go on being there. Like Sheffi is going to be breaking news, the entire time I can firm the presence of a cheese gone do like we're not going to get to be a part of this now. I. And I'm so upset you just beautifully laid that out. I find myself getting angry. I've done you're right now. If you and I weren't invited to Trey wingo was, I was gonna get feel to present when I'll get him as a fist in his face ago, we got to present a unified front on this one got because field eight is a nice guy. And I'm sure he's gonna find some way we just gotta ask him point. Blankets, Trey wingo going to this wedding, and we will ask them at Stanford clean get field right now. We is busy. He's got wedding responsibilities on the Wednesday before his wedding. I've never heard of that my entire life. But of course, I've never been to engage wedding. So who the hell knows what's going on there? Like Mike, what kind of questions, do you have, you know, besides us being invited who was invited who wasn't invited optic in, like the invitations you know, this is a first class, top notch they spared no expenses type wedding. I want to know the registry. I mean, what kind of questions do you thinking about here for field? I want to know how much because I know there's some part of it. But how much of his? Wedding talk suit, whatever it is, is, made of Seersucker. I wanna know how much of the reception is taking place on a boat or on the boat. I assumed the ages have a boat. They're not just renting a boat for this occasion. 'cause that's reporters. I mean, those are the immediate ones that come to mind, who sponsored the wedding because she got the, you know this. I'm sure you know, I'm sure a lot of people who have followed field social media accounts. No one has more sponsored material in their social media than field minister Yates, and I feel like we gotta find out who's put their money up for this wedding. It's a great, I can't wait to get him on, I will tell you this, Mike. Also, I put together because I wanted feel to feel the pain of not inviting me again. So what I put together and you have not heard it yet and I have nervous to play for field. But we're at all listen to it together at the end year once we're done with field. I put together a mock that's man speech meeting if I were the best man. This is the speech I would deliver to field and shape in his wife shape in at his wedding. So I am nervous to play this for field. But Mike will listen to it together at the end, it is the best man speech, I would have given field had he made me, his best man. How about that? Guys. I'm proud of you this part of our claim to fame weekend. Observations us getting everyone to read my best man speech at my brother's wedding, and we've come full circle now because you have harnessed all the power of making those cringe-worthy restaurant reservations for every holiday into what I'm sure is going to be a real tearjerker. All right with that. We bring on field Yates a guy we thought was very good friend brats were wrong. Brad's mike. And I'm this read that he is getting married this weekend. He's had wedding responsibilities for the last month. I'd feel joins us now wants to party feel let's start the most obvious place when you were going through the list that we've all done at least people who've gotten married have done it. When you were going through your list of who to invite who not to invite or Mike goal, the junior or myself or both of us where we ate consideration at the very least. Well, so stugatz, you know, at the end the beginning of each week during the college basketball season, the coaches poll and the AP poll is released, and they break down the voting, not just who got the most first place votes. But also, the others receiving vote didn't typically, like, you know, a middling big twelve team or something like that, who would have been like twenty six or twenty seven in the top twenty five is sort of view, you and Mike Golic junior as others receiving votes for our wedding list. Did you were close with a strong season? You might make it or you might have made it. But there's still room to grow go. Got you feel about this. I mean, I listen, I thought we were firmly entrenched inside a field, stop twenty-five. But apparently we weren't. I was gonna say I feel pretty upset about being the like standard year. Notre Dame basketball of seals wedding, where we're kind of on the fringe of the conversation. Ultimately only have like six seven white guys and can't quite push our way into the time point five top till the swallow. What's the college football analogies? Virginia. Others receiving votes like Virginia, Virginia specifically. Wait. How many people jumped at West Virginia field was that you jumping it West Virginia also? Absolutely. That was me. I gotta be West Virginia. There's no way fans about it. Listen field. Roles reversed, I would've told you hey, the invitation got lost in the mail. And at least you're being honest here, you know. Yeah, I get nothing if not on us, but, you know, something, the problem is that, like there's been enough. I don't say like usual seventies like invitations, but there are people who claim like, oh, I didn't send the RSVP back, because it didn't get the invitation until late or I thought already sent it back. So there's been enough. Like actual real life, could Uson that if I make jokes about the invitation lost in the mail. I feel bad wedded. Karma, you go Joe keep notes here, by the way, because you'll get married. Eventually one day, we think. And when you do you do not bite field Yates you know that right? Done now. Listen. I, I feel like I've got to get that retribution now. But I also do question field because you just brought up a great point, like every guy who goes through this process, and believe me, I'm taking notes, my mom's still has given up conceit hope yet that one day, she'll be able to come to my wedding. But in the meantime, I'm always fascinated. What was the worst part of the wedding preparation process? I feel like every guy ends up. Encountering something. He never could have dreamt up was a part of this. And then found out was real life. You know I'm gonna go off the grid a little bit. One thing that I realized is, there is a shocking number of people that rather than just staying on one Email thread respond to your Email by creating a new Email thread of their own. And next thing you know, you've got thirty threads of emails, just to figure out one teeny tiny into wedding which thank God. We have we have Email, so I don't have to do all this over phone or text communication, but I was surprised like my g mail inbox. I like I think I might be exceedingly storage limit because of all the various Email threads that have taken place over the past year or so. Feel field minister Yates getting married this weekend with us year odd stupidity. Let's get down to the nitty gritty here, Trey wingo was he invited Correa will not be independent this weekend. Oh, doesn't mean he wasn't invited was careful wording there. That's what I asked. You feel was Trey wingo invited. That's all I wanna know. Not Trey wingo was not. He's mike. We him. And I are going to be, I think we're going to be in Hawaii the same time when my wife and I are, are honeymooning. So we'll celebrate them together. Okay. Chris Mortensen, I'm assuming was invited. Greg more. No. We, we had a very small list here, guys. We had to Ed to keep pretty tight with the with the venue size. We have here. Okay. What the yacht? That's right. The we gotta remember one thing here is that the, you know, the NFL people, this is their one quiet time of the year, the last thing they want to spend any more time than with me than they already do like I can imagine. It's kind of chore as things currently stand. So who from ESPN, there had to be some people from ESPN, right? Go go to find you will be there from the fantasy side. Mr Adam Schefter will be there. Miss Mike Reese will be there. Seth Markman will be there. We've got a couple of others. So to be a good crowd. We're looking forward to it. Feel there you at all concerned that Adam Schefter is going to be like leaking information about the wedding during the lead up to it right now. You afraid of stuff, maybe any surprises that you have getting scooped by shefty. You know, we've actually spoken to somebody at the venue at our wedding, and we have convinced this person that if you could find a way to catch Adam before he walks in and enforce. They very strict no cell phone will at the party, but just for Adam like everybody else's allowed to. Despairs and take photos and going Instagram with their favorite pictures of the evening. Hopefully great out and all that. But Adam is going to be without his phone at least as far as our plan goes right now for a few hours, which if you read about something catastrophic because chefs, he doesn't have his phone on Saturday. Like I'm not sure to tell you like I can't take the blame for this entirely go Joe. I don't know if any of those names, really hurt, you the only one that really hurt me, was Mike Reese kidding me. Am Mike REEs got an invite over me and you go Jeff migrates to got urine around the foreign winner. Now and Mike reshot invited over you on weekend best where we would visit with we would visit with field Yates on the yacht on a weekly basis. And Mike Reese got the invite over you. How do I feel terrible? I really do it makes me regret. Everything we've ever done with field. I it was their times. I have a documented on Twitter where he calls me, his BFF. This is Mike place wheel. It's amazing. What does he I thought is reserved done for you borrow the can I borrow a lot? But can I. Borrow it fee. Got lost in the mail. Can I leave it there? Back to that. The registry. Where did you guys register just we need to know crate and barrel and Pottery Barn. You know so we kept it pretty simple. Right. In the fairway their as best we could you simple kept it on brand to though. So I'm proud of you. We're where would you prefer? Like, is there something that I missed out on the Kazan opportunity to just blew past like, what, what, what would have been more does for logical or, or a better choice for the registry location? So yoga was there any consideration for like Williams Sonoma, something like that? I mean to I've seen I've seen your social media feeds, you're pretty high end guy. Sponsors coming your way. Was anyone throwing money at you for the wedding. Like, is there any branding on this wedding? You know, something go to. I'm pretty sure Williams Sonoma as part of the Pottery Barn family, so we might like gift cards there or something like that. You know, the biggest trick and not I mean, like we've got people in very generous, and sending along gifts. But we live in a tiny apartment in Boston. Like the space is getting out of control. We have a bad and then we have boxes now in our apartment, which will be a real treat to get back to when this wedding is over or abrasive, more storage, no place like schefters glow point. If we go one day. So what are you expecting here, just quickly in terms of gifts because I want to have you on, and see if, if it met your expectations because my wife and I did this, we would like we put everyone that we invited on the wedding. We, we put down what we thought they were gonna get us. And then we and then we actually examined what they actually did get us. So what are you expecting here from Adam Schefter? Ooh, probably stopping Adam schefters wife. I think handles like the nature that gift-giving. I'd imagine something that has a lot of utilit-, clubbing, a kitchen appliance of some sort, that's fine. But if they were just handing out envelopes, they'll go Joe. What's the expectation for Schefter there? It was just money like if he was just giving money like chef there has to come with the grand right. Oh, if Schefter comes with anything less than a grand field. I don't know what sort of retribution or revenge could seek, but you'd be justified doing so. My god. Chef at the very generous number than we. I don't say like you just sound like a complete brownnoser here. But seriously like we it's as much as gifts or even repre- sheet, it people making the effort is a lot of to, to already ask them, but it's a field expecting thousand dollars from Schefter. We'll check back in after the one, right? You heard that to Mike. Right. You heard it to manage demands. It'll Lisa thousand dollars Madame Chapman now. My Greece seems like some sort of mentor to feel these that law for. So Mike Reese could probably stroll into this thing and not give you as much is that accurate. Oh man. I again, I don't I don't know that I put a lot more thought into the gifts than I have like I listen. This is the only reason to get married. As for them is for the checks. I mean, listen, the best part of your wedding day is gonna be what he is up, telling you right out the best part of the wedding day is going to be when everyone gets the gotta there and it's just you and your wife and you're sitting in bed, and you're opening up, envelopes down yet. I've been tallying gifts up, not for like sort of take stock of who gave life but more like because we're have to send on gear. So I've been I've been making sure we haven't missed anybody yet. Go should we should we unveil our surprise for him? I think so. I think it's time Stu gods. Listen feel. We still, you know, like we call. Good. Obviously complain a little bit for not being invited but no serious. Very happy for you. You've obviously been a great friend to us for a long time. So Stu gods. Than I sat here and really when I say that I mean, I'm putting my name on the gift that Stu gods worked so hard to put together. But we're very excited show this year. We really are, you know field, you know, we love you. Okay. And you know, we're disappointed that we're not invited. But perhaps, we met you a little bit too late in the proceedings here, and that's fine. We understand that and let me be honest with the if you had invited me, there was no way it was coming. Okay. So. With all that said, I wanted to give you now I am doing I am cringing standard because I've already done this, and my stomach hurts. Golick hasn't heard it yet field, obviously hasn't heard it yet stands. You have heard it. My stomach is hurting. I am cringing right now. I do not want to play this for field Yates, Adzic. We have to okay so field if we were BFF's best friends, and I was your best man. I wanted to give you a sample of what your best man speech would have sounded like here it is. For those of you that know me at ASU that goal, I'll feel best friends again. I'll try to make you know, you all want to get back on the dancefloor soon as possible. And who would have thought that Christopher frost? Kenny Loggins Michael McDonald. Steve winwood end the Doobie brothers with all be available on the same day. The same wetted actually consider field. We all thought that if I could just get Greg comington, and Russell will be the third dance more, I can get you back to the dance floor soon as possible. By the way, guys. Seersucker stooge, great choice. I mean phone fee. Let's go. Someone get him a red bull and vodka plea for your white greatness is about the cops in the table by herself enough. I four MOS, I'd like to thank the sponsors. Not been your mind all bird and every company in the eastern seaboard. That's Bonsor field. I want to take my sponsors. Ziprecruiter, the smartest way to hire. Teesta Fisher watch the NBA shot, the US not zone dot com. Burn occasion like this. It's important to look around and the people gathered here, this day Ned cockpit that celebrate the love between Cape it and field. There are sailor voters admirals, captains and Yod on white brightly there. Stephen everyone. There's also a guy in the back. It looked like a former clown that now owns a balloon, Sean. Very excited to be here. Jim is also here field with the prize, but he got his ties again. Years ago, in Bristol, Connecticut Cape in your ran the Boston marathon last year. But feels that I completed the ESPN fantasy football marathon together. And that's something that bonds you for life. Dozen you dean the six hours in Bristol strip clubs active America. There was a penguin involve got here. All those the you were there. When we realized that we are both former college choirs, who looked like word early. Twenty now fields base may have been shaped by San wind and salt from his summers at the Cape. And mine may have before by the kilos screaming Yuri into a microphone of ripping heaters on the golf course. But we have practically bro. And feels older brother and best van I think it's only appropriate to give you a few fun facts about one field middle name is ministers. I have no joke here. These are just fans. To feel that the only person I know who routinely use the word summer as Berber. He has the whitest teeth ESPN and before you say south pow. Those are fake it. He's not pulling any. Fielded the first person in the history of holy matrimony to where the seams, dude. He wore verse first communion. You look beautiful. Even more beautiful than these folding June day. Leather on my teeth. Shop dot com. Field in Cape in, let me put this in terms that, perhaps both of you on their stand because caving you've been around field long enough at this point that you speak the language of football. And that's the only thing field speeds. You have out kicked you're coming. Shape it up talking about you. I mean, that was just a year ago, I was sitting around with Pogos, and he revealed to me that shape in was number one on his big born multi-talented multifaceted flyer led the league, it's knacks one year, the fairest dach- imaginable, a prototypical wide receiver that thrives against the bump and run. I bet you're great Metrologie's advised the way those of these words. She gets that to field. I want to let you know what you have to look forward to there will be plenty of ski trip the bail matching pajamas on Christmas closets full of pastel combinations. And a Barada text for me every Sunday in the fall, asking feel for fantasy advice and insight on the jets and their opponents. And I won't stop doing that even after you have your first on Wellington. Your name. Now, I'm sure that feelable spend the majority of your honeymoon in Hawaii posting shirtless photos on its grand as they say is going to know that you really found the perfect mate. So let's raise a glass to shaping feel. You would be. I am cringing. I feel dot com. How long does that take you to come up with? That's me to a T that does not. That's just I don't know what sort of podcast hall of fame there are there is right now. But whatever it is there were creating and do wing or you're just a first ballot hall of fame afford. All right. That would have been your best man's speech. So what do you think in west minute invite think it's on the table? Make your way up here right now. It's like a four hour flight to Miami. I'm going to be in the area anyway. I'm going to see deadandcompany Friday Foxborough. Meant to be. All right. Well, then I'll see this girl, so you Saturday's tremendous. There you go. Sitting next week other my God. I mean, that would be dreams come true. I would only listen I don't take this the wrong way. But I'd only go to sit next to chef there be that's incentive, right there. I love you. Congratulations. You know, great. Have a great weekend. I hope your family and shape and family, more importantly, enjoys it and remember it is not her day field. It is yours. That could be really great point. I love you too. I love all of you guys for all your. This was great laughs and support. So looking forward to it, and I'm sure we'll be connecting after the wedding as well. Yes, we will. We will get full breakdown for both you and, and Adam Schefter. The all twenty two is coming. Don't you work today? All right. NBA draft is tonight, we'll do some serious draft talk with Jay Bilas coming up here in just a second. But also with him as well, Jay Bilas, coming up in just a minute. Finding a new job is a lot of work. It does it need to be what if you had your own personal recruiter to help you find a better job now ZipRecruiter technology could do that for you just download the, ZipRecruiter jobs are Jap. 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Get a job. Go to ZipRecruiter dot com today and make sure you download these recruiter job search app today, still body. All right. So Jay Bill is gonna join us now, during very busy time for J as the NBA draft is tonight. And Jay is part of our draft coverage and he joins us now here on stupidity. What is taken us? So long stands at to have Jay Bilas on stupidity. Feels like the perfect podcast, warm, not that he's stupid. I am. But he's smart. And we to have smart people on the cover up my stupidity. Yeah. That's a good question. I think you just hadn't suggested him. Dodging him. I think that's the reason we haven't had him on bills, even waiting for the invitation or what a career highlight for me. You know, I've called all my friends and family to listen. And I couldn't be happier. J serious question. Did you know what stupidity was before stooges Senate, of course? I did. I know all the best podcasts poverty is right up there with the second podcast, whatever that may be. You're right about that. So Jay, we have the draft coming up, and I have a theory, okay that listed, it's probably a horrible theory. But I think like people aren't paying attention. And so, I feel like there are a few catch phrases. A few words that I could use the describe college players that I've never seen. And also found like an expert I will sound like you are all sound like any of the guys who are doing the draft. And I think I could pull this off at of the year. The perfect guy to kind of just throw a name out to me, and then grade what it is. That I say dummy, how accurate it is. Okay. Yeah. I can do that. Because I can do that in the NFL and affected that I mean I think if you. You know, if you say arm strength, you know, stuff like that for quarterbacks, you're fine. Okay. So. So. Not static. Now, I want to get a couple of NFL players for that. Through tight window. Cuyler Murray j. Okay murray. He may not have positional size but he can really throw it through a tight window throws a he throws a good ball. Great arm strength, and his mobility, is outstanding, you may not be able to see initially over the line but able to move in the pocket then outside the pocket in order to allude defenders. And then he delivers the ball on time and on target and he can throw a deep as well. So I think Tyler Murray, the number one prospect in the NFL draft. Learn a boom here. Kuyper amazing. I say, no, we back and forth like tennis match. Okay. So hang on one second, Stu Jay, can you do that about other things in your life? Could you do that about like cereal? Oh, absolutely. Why said like fruit loops, could you give me a draft breakdown on fruit loops? Well, we go with old school fruit loops that didn't have as much sugar because and the best part of fruit loops is how the milk taste after you've eaten all the fruit loops, but they do not saw up as quickly as other cereals. So they, they keep their form better than most other series. All right. So, so do you want to do, this actually, do you want to break, you want to go old school, fruit loops and give us. Your draft analysis. Or did you just do that? I just did. I'll go, I'll do whatever you want. I mean, they're clearly I have plenty of time on my hands. I'm not discerning and what I talked about. All right. Well, hold on, where else can we go here with Bill is because Stanford, you want to stick with cereals? You wanna go off the board. We'll go tell me where you wanna go. Here's thing. I think we can do anything. I think he could break down you as a radio host. Okay. Let's do that. I'm not gonna do anything here bills are going to do all the work. I know we still want to hear you breaking down these NBA draft prospects. Do all right. So, so we're going to do it. Let's go. Let's go radio host, though, Jay. So Dan, laboratory radio host go. Well, Dan Libertad is one of the smartest radio hosts out there because he's unconventional he talks about things that are not in the normal wheelhouse of a sports broadcaster. But he makes it fun and interesting. And he is very well read and is unafraid to tell somebody to shove it up their backside. You know what I think it is too. I think it's just the cadence cadence and the cock sureness is what makes it come across. All right. So I knew the sure. Oh, that was tremendous. All right. So you guys I mean someone J standard whoever whoever wants to just throw a basketball player at it me some guy's gonna get draft just for purposes. I gave Stu a list of the top twenty rankings on ESPN dot com. Okay, how about let's start with Kevin porter jR out of Southern Cal this six six guard out of USC freshman, not a ton of experience. He adds an injury problems in college two hundred and thirteen pounds, probably tween her somewhere between a shooting guard and small guard, but a guy that really it gets after it defensively into defensive side of the basketball needs some work in the long range, shop and has a very crafty kinda sneaky offense of game. Don't be surprised if Kevin Puerto years from now turns out to be one of the best players in this draft. Not bad, really not that I wouldn't have I wouldn't have led with deepens with gender. But, you know, he's a lefty that can really score. The best part is as offense. Creator. And I don't know that he had had some injury issues, but he also had a couple of core issues where suspended for conduct detrimental and all that stuff. But that was within the range of acceptability and in almost sounding knowledgeable, we'll the CJ that's my point though. See, you would know all that stuff about him, okay? But the people watching it on. They have no idea. They have no idea about for the most part, Kevin porter his story or his game. It's so I feel like you just say anything, and it might not pass your sniff test. But then we'll pass there, you know. Yeah, I think that's true. And that's the beauty of sports broadcasting, we don't have to, you know, we don't really have to be prepared as long as we, you know, I've said this to my friends who tried to try to get into broadcasting. It said, look, you know, when you're additioning you can be wrong as long as you're emphatically wrong. It's just as good as being right. All right. Where do you wanna go? You wanna go football player j what else like one of the things or you want. Stay on the radio host path year where else do you want to tennis? So we can go where, you know, whatever you want. All right. Ted is, so let's do. All right. Let's play rant you, you want to go old school. You want someone new, you want someone currently playing who do you want every, like, I don't know anything about tennis, Andre Agassi go. Andre Agassi had magnificent serve and he is movement was so good. Good along the baseline could come to the net. But I think what set him apart was was his first end his second serve his second serve could be as powerful and is difficult to deal with not only with spin, but placement of his second serve as anybody. I mean, you wanna bunch of majors and, and could really move great backhand to back in passing shots up saying. It was just nailed it on the second serve by the way. All right. You wanna throw another basketball player at anywhere everywhere you want to go jet, how 'bout Cam reddish of Duke, right, Cam ready? She had to do the six eight freshman from do part of that. Great freshman class to come out of do listen there were times during the season where I said Cam readiness was better than RJ Barrett better than Zion Williamson. He admitted recently doing some dumb things at do and wants to be more like Kevin Durant. And I think he can be more like Kevin Durant. When you consider the type of body that he has the length of that body, the Athol lettuces and the fact that he's a two way player offensively. Great defensively. Great needs some work on the jump shot. I'm not saying he's going to be Kevin Durant. But I wouldn't be surprised if Cam radish with all that talent all that athletic ability, who was the third best player on a very good team. Really gets shot and show himself many times I think Cam reddish in the NBA will translate into a guy who scores twenty four points a game. Game at one point in his career. How about that? That was that was pretty damn good. The BS is strong and you my friends. That's really impressive that could have passed for intelligent analysis phase. Well, thank you. I appreciate that. Chicken parmesan. Go ahead yet. Well, chicken parm is one of my favorite things simply because if you handle the chicken, right and Bryant, the right way. Breaded Milanese style. And then you use the proper amount of cheese and there's nowhere better than than actually in Milan. But if you're going to be the best chicken parm is going to be in New York City, a place called Il Molina. Wow. I've eaten there so good. I have no idea, whether they serve chicken L. Pull it pulling that out of my backside along with the rest of my. It's okay I had no idea if Kevin Boorda was ever injured or not. Give me another player who jet. Let's go with all bowl of Oregon. The seven three center out of Oregon played one year coming out after his freshman year seven three two. Oh, wait. So needs to put some weight on the hit the weight room. I don't know how we translate and today's NBA because not very good from long distance so could be interesting to see how much interest there isn't a guy who doesn't take threes in today's NBA, but has a ton of upside enough, let ability, and with the right coaching the right practice, the right amount of work, and he is a hard worker. I think it's a shot. He can develop down the road. So I wouldn't be surprised. Maybe five years, probably a long term project, but I wouldn't be surprised five or six years from now J, if bowl bowl turns out to be one of the top five players in this year's draft. That's an example of where emphatically wrong is good. The one thing about him is the biggest thing about him is, as work ethic is going to spend questioned and sort of how durable he is. So the, the two eight was right. And he's a he's actually a very good shooter, very skilled. But, you know, in defense, you know, I don't think you mentioned much about defense that hasn't been a big issue with them. I forgot one thing earlier when you mentioned Kevin porter jR with defense. One of the things about defense. But that comes up all the time is when they say he plays on both sides of the ball. There are no sides of the ball. Their sides of the fall, he plays on both ends of the floor. You could say but, but the players don't line up on sides of the ball like they do it. Ball Stewart you should just say good genetics with Bulbul ball. That's a catchall manuka falls can. All right. Static. Throw out a band or you, you used his last name first and that was. All right. J Pearl Jam gum. There you go. Pearl Jam has had more drummers than any band in the history of rock and roll. But Eddie better with his, you know, deep voice and dulcet tones, I think one of the one of the finest crooners that you'll see in rock and roll, and their Seattle grunge style has matured, one of the best bands. But they've had so many different drummers in which one could you say is the best. I don't I don't know that I could even but. Stands it. You just throw a player out to me and I'll go guy because I like you playing. I kind of going back and forth year ago. Okay. How about Jackson Hayes, Jackson Hayes, the six ten freshman center out of Texas kind of a Twitter button, today's NDA could translate very, very well, very athletic long body to nations on the defensive side of the basketball. A guy that could hit threes could really stretch the floor. I expect Jackson Hayes to go inside the top ten in tonight's NBA draft at Jackson Hayes to have a stellar fifteen year career. And I'll tell you your ability to absorb criticism and information and act upon it right away is really stunning. Because you said defensive side of the ball, we just discuss it. There were no side. Volley ball. But, but you're actually right on Jackson as he's a he's a defender rim-protector rebounder, but his offense of game way behind his dad played ten years in the NFL. His mom was a great basketball player at Drake naturally every fifty points a game in high school in Iowa. But yeah, that was that was pretty darn good aside from not adjusting to, to what you were told you, you're clearly, not coach -able. No, I am not in shit. That's limited it's been leading towards frustration for the last sixteen years. All right. So here we got Jay, I need to do this. I'm going to let you go in a second. I have a couple of real draft questions. But I need to do this again with you. Okay, because I think it's a battle bullshit. Okay. And that's so I'd like to do this with you more. If I get. Oh my God. I mean, this is this has been one of the highlights of my. Well, since since one this one. Stands standing, but you see, like there's tons of potential here. Right. Definitely. So Jay help me out here. If you could first off, I'm interested like standing laughing before you came on. I forget you were drafted into time where there were five six rounds. I think the NBA draft. Is that correct? There were more NAT I think they were might have been seven or eight rounds back, then I got taken in the fifth round. I wasn't I wasn't David Stern did not call out my name, nor did rest Granik. I think who was second in line back, then I think my name was called by an intern who could stay up, really late because it was I was my name was announced it. Probably am. So what do you remember from that, Johnny, what stands still an exciting night? I mean you're waiting around. You don't David Stern does call your name, but you're still getting drafted that night after a great career at Duke. So what do you remember about that night? Well the draft wasn't on TV back then. So it wasn't as nineteen eighty six. So you know I didn't know until the next morning that I got drafted. I actually got a telegram, and then a phone call from my agent. My age always got Larry Fleisher. Who was, you know the basketball fame passed away back in the late eighties. But that's how I found out. I knew I wasn't going to be taken before the probably the third or fourth round if that. And so, I was I actually went out with friends that day and hung out. I wouldn't really worried about, you know, sort of about the draft standard mapping telegram, Maurya. Oh my God. Yes. I was born grants back, then I used to get telegrams, like in recruiting coach K's telegrams and all that stuff. You had a good game or something, they'd send you telegrams ridiculous. He telegram Jew, that you had a good gig. Yeah. It was kind of, like, you know, the smoke signals or pony express stuff like that. And just out those days Bill is you and I are getting old man. I mean I watched it in college. You're not getting jeez. Yeah. That is absolutely. Right. All right. So, so help me out. What do you think like I'm a Knicks fan, Jay? And obviously, I wanted the first Paik, and that, that I pick is going to be I on Williamson is, is there anything you could tell me like would you be shocked? Jay ten years from now, we are discussing RJ Barrett and not Zion Williamson as the best player from this year's draft. I would not be surprised. Well, I should I shouldn't say I'd be a little bit surprised I wouldn't be shocked because RJ was the presumptive number-one pick coming into the into the summer of last year and he still should have been in high school. He re class to go to Duke. So he's very very good. And I think as a chance to be James harden type player it's just the giants a phenomenon and, and John rant. You know, it's the best passer in the draft and has, you know, Russell Westbrook type athleticism. And is, is a legit point? But in in any given year you would have RJ Barrett as, as if not the topic right there. So he's legit. He is really, really good. It's just when you're an a Syon year LeBron year, like you know, it's like Dwayne Wade or something. You know, joining the way it was the fifth pick when LeBron came out. He's done pretty well. Yeah. Is there a comparison for Zion J? Like if you were can can you compare them to someone who is currently playing in the NBA? Or is he like any player we've seen? He's unlike anything I've ever seen. I've never seen anybody like him on a basketball floor. I mean you know is showing my age again? It's like is like if you took a Lawrence Taylor and, and Barry Sanders and molded them into a basketball player with a great basketball. I two he's just he's a phenomenon and I think he's going to be great. The only thing that, that I've heard that I that I agree with on the negative side is, you know, you wonder about injury long-term with that body. I don't worry about it. But, but, but, you know, some other people have have mentioned it, and I start from me to disagree that, okay. That's a concern. But unless some doctor tells you don't drive this guy. He's an entry problem. I take him number one without hesitation. Right. And same question here on Cam reddish. Just just going through the Duke guys if I told you ten years from now Cam reddish turned out to be the best player in this draft. You would tell me what? Because Jay it's not unprecedented. Mean Leonard was drafted fifteenth or sixteenth in the first round, I'm pretty certain. He's the best player from that draft. Do you do you feel the same way about Cam reddish as you do RJ baron? I don't he's talented but he's not he doesn't have the want to the quiet Leonard had people questioned myself included, whether it quite Leonard was gonna merge into a really good shooter in the NBA. Nobody questioned his want to, and you know, that guy was a killer coming out of San Diego State, and I think he was taking fifteenth. So I'm like that just outside the lottery camera is going to be taken before that in this draft is my. I guess I've got him played at eighth or ninth, but he does not he does not have the same kind of the same kind of attitude and want to that the quiet until I Leonard had a lot of not a lot of people do, but, but nobody ever questioned how hard qui- was gonna play their question. That about about cameras. All right. Jay Bilas with us here on stupidity. I think the an ad Jay Bilas on Twitter is a great follow on Twitter. It's at Jay Bilas, the unknown here. I think the guy that most people are intrigued by, but no nothing about is garland. What can you tell us about garland jets? Darius garland was the top point guard coming out of high school last year. And was, you know is a really good shoot. It's about six to his arms, go to about six five, but he our draft analyst, Mike Schmidt, says in Tim to Damian Lillard, which is pretty high praise. He can really shoot it and he shoots it really well off the dribble. You know, step back he uses pick and roll to get his own shot, really effectively, not, not as good of a passer, pick and roll. Situations yet, but, but you certainly has it in him. I don't put him in the same sort of the same mold or same classes. John moran. I think we're ants better. But, you know, and I, I have Kobe white right there with them from North Carolina. But, but he's certainly is if not the best shooter among the best shooters in the draft the next best shooter, or the, the only guy, it's says a better shooter that him in this draft is probably Cam Johnson of North Carolina. The six eight senior who just a shoots. The is out of it. Are you out of here on this note, and again at Jay Bilas on Twitter? Check them out draft coverage here and ESPN, and he does a great job, college basketball, and everything, and we appreciate the time because we know it's a busy time. But on the way out here. Gimme a name here. I hear a lot of people raving about Jared colder from Texas Tech sophomore six seven guard, the guy that Jay Bilas feels like could be who who's the sleeper of this draft that guy ten years from now we could say was the best player from this draft someone that we're not thinking about. Yeah, I don't know that we'll say best player, but we'll probably say under under drafted if you will sure the guy we talked about before Kevin porter jR p puts it all together. He's, he's Uber talented and lefty. That can really score and an NBA athlete, the other guy would say is I'm a big fan of that kit. Ryuhachi more from gets aga- big body strong. A good athlete can can bounce. It can shoot off the dribble doesn't have you had an extended his reign. NBA yet where he's a legit, you know, sort of NBA three point shooter. But I think he's going to be able to do that. And he's great on the defensive side of the ball. Yes. On both sides of the ball. Acklin on both sides of the ball. But when he lines up gets into three point stance on the defensive. Jay Bilas on Twitter about as board of ESPN draft coverage, clearly doing a lot of preparation before the draft sitting here talking to me about a bunch of nonsense. Jay this was a lot of fun. We're going to do a bullshit contest coming up in the next couple of weeks. Me versus you. I've met my match. Dan ticketed. Jay Bilas, I'll be number one seed in the east of the bullshit. John. All right. I can't wait to do it. We, we will do it in a couple of weeks where you're not nearly as busy. All right. Brother enjoyed tea. 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Not don't wanna ton of academic pressure and just the sheer beauty of Boulder, Colorado. You would agree. That would be the school for me, right? Yeah, you'd be going for the wheat. I got it. Next one's from J slam. Okay. Jason or she not sure, says, I have an unhealthy obsession with stupidity weekend observations reunion is epic is Mikey. See single asking for a friend, Mike. You see is he single I have no idea. I mean if he was dating. So wanted to be the single most shocking thing I've ever heard. He is singled next one. All right. So Jay slam Mike you see is single. He's all yours from Matt froms Dorf. I hope I'm pronouncing that correctly. He's invited. The field Yates weather. He said need alive show? We can go see I wanna do this dance. At do you think that's a good idea. So here's the deal with a live show. I think what audiences want to see when they come to a live show is the actual show, right? Like we did a live show for the lebatardshow, and we were a bit out of our element. Because we weren't doing the live show. We're kind of acting bit. I think people would like to see the dynamics how we work together. So I think people would love that. I think we'd sell it out pretty quickly. What do you think? Yeah. I think on a previous I don't know if his last week at the time before with we invasions, Mikey see selling out alive event. I actually think that would be funny. Okay. So let's put this together. I would like to do it with the weekend observations crew. So it would be me. You might go junior, Mikey, Mikey. See, we'll have to create a dumpster, Mike. You see, we'll have to go to the dumpster, smoking cigarettes, do a smoke break. But I think this could be fun. And I think the audience would London how do we put this together? Who do we talk to do? I need to talk to your dad's sales team. All right. I'll talk to the sales team. What else do you have from debriefs thirty one? Did stugatz get laid on Father's Day. It was a staredown. Here's the deal and Father's Day was traveling for the Crosby was abbey's birthday, but I did get home around eight o'clock. It's so here's the deal every year for abbey's birthday. She wants to gift of no sex and every year for Father's Day. I wanted to gift of sex. And so this year, Father's Day enter birthday landed on the same day. Unfortunately, that's what we agreed to do is have stared at. And we just stared at each other in the first one that blinked they got what they wanted, and I will tell you as I'm sitting here on Wednesday Abby is still staring at me. And she still hasn't blinked from beef talk forty two. Dupatta says Stu gods. You need to get out in front of the Patrick Mahomes is a fraud take before someone else gets it. All right. So here's my thing with Patrick Mahomes, I call them Patrick Mahala Fain before anyone else. Did Trey wingo will probably sit here and try to take credit but standing you know, I wanted to say that, right? You know, I'm not sure because I feel like I gave Trey wingo that line. And I don't know if I got it from myself or if I got it from you, I stole from me, I said it, I, I know it. Okay. So now he wants me to go the other way on Patrick Mahomes. How do you feel about that? That'd be the first one to get out there and go the other way I'm Patrick Mahomes. Well, if you do that, then you have both takes in your covered. No matter what happens to him. I mean, let's think about this. He has to regress somewhat this year. Well, yeah. I mean what would the stats last year? Let me check about because I am ready to go. Think it was fat fifty touchdown passes, five thousand yards. I mean, it was unprecedented. Listen, I could be a piano could be whatever you want me to be. Okay. I mean, that's, that's the beauty of who I am. And this character that we've created on the lebatardshow, so I could be whoever you want to be. I have no problem going the other way, I want to check out the stats though. We had five thousand ninety seven yards fifty touchdowns twelve interceptions that was in his first year. So you would agree that if he does that again. Then we are we, you know, we're talking about a hall of Famer there's nowhere, but down for Patrick Mahomes, I think, I think I can go with this. What do you think that's I think that's the point is that he has to come back to earth? So you should get out in front of it and see he's gonna clump back down to earth. All right. So Patrick Mahomes, one year wonder fifty touchdowns in a great offense. Couple of great wide receivers. He loses he loses Kareem hunt is off to the Cleveland Browns. There is absolutely no way that Patrick Mahomes, replicates, what he did last year. In fact that will be the best year that Patrick Mahomes ever has in his entire career. It's only downhill from here starting next season, where he plummets down to earth that was that stands now that from Kobe Bryant Black Mamba, if you were stranded on a desert island for a year and had to choose one of these people to be with you. Alon. Musk JJ watt or Greg Cody who do you choose? Wow. Well, definitely not JJ. Watt. By the way, I JJ watt on a deserted island for a year would would have as many sax on that deserted island, as he had actually playing in the NFL. I think what would build you a log cabin? I think what would go to work. I think, oh well. Minimalistic log cabin that he talked about that's bigger than everyone else's house in America. That thing is that what you're doing the things going to putting green. Yeah. Equestrian field there. I mean he would do all the work for you. Cody wouldn't do anything. Elon Musk is a fraud. What's the right answer is to say? Me to say, no, but no, no. Yeah. But if JJ can only save one person he's saving himself, right like room, if Cody can save one person easy. He saved himself most save one person you save himself. We'll, let's this thing, the Ilan moss probably has in terms of resources and ability to get us off that island. He probably has the most recent, well, not problem. He won't have any resources on the island, though. That's the thing he's not gonna have WI fi. You won't have anything. He'll be he'll be useless. You know what eons that he'll spend a year telling me how someone's building a tunnel under the seat? They get us back to the mainland that it will never can have exactly because everything that guy says doesn't happen. All right. So we all mosque he is off the list. All right. So JJ watt at Greg, Cody with Cody, here's what I know. At least I'll be entertained, you know, like code is going to make me laugh on a daily basis, man. This is tough. And this is tough JJ water. Greg Cody, so you're feeling like J J watt. Like you have Cody just sitting on the beach waiting for me to do something as opposed to JJ watt. Who's going to build me, a hot who's gonna let me sleep there. He's gonna take care of me JJ watt, especially if there's a camera around right one hundred percent. All right. So let's go JJ watt, we'll go, JJ watt me and JJ watched granted again, they're on an island. Jesus crisis that dreadful. That was classic stugatz. He started that answer. With first of all, there's no way it'd be JJ watt. And you ended the answer with art. It's JJ watt took a shot at five shots at JJ watt him be tweeting that a boy from panic, one thousand nine hundred seventy six doesn't Bill Simmons. Oh, you, you did Simmons pod. You should be owed him and russillo. Right. I mean, I'm certain if we asked Priscilla come on this podcast. He would you're right Simmons. Listen. I went on Simmons podcasts. He said we were going to do a home at home. Now I had Bill Simmons on the lebatardshow this week. And here's what I will tell you. We pressed them on it. I was very upset. He felt my anger. He agreed to come on next. Stands a cab out that headed into NBA, free agency right after the NBA draft. We will have the, the guy you want to hear from as it relates to the NBA. He wrote the book of basketball for crying out loud. Bill simmons. We'll be on next week. I mean, that it's good news next. We have a trio of golf questions. So I'll just ask them all consecutively. I Ray see and wise as to what golf clubs. Do you play my general k y t you says, what's your preferred brand of heaters? When you're on the golf course and Ryan wouk says, what is God's is actual golf handicap. All right. So let's start with the golf clubs. I just bought a tailor-made fours fantastic. Do I love him the force. Yeah. The m four just gone two weeks ago there amazing. Yeah. Really? Now, I have these two clubs these old tailor maids. My five hybrid and my five would that had just refused. Go, so I have the full set of clogged but I still have these old burner Taylor. Maids stands like I hit the five one in the five hybrid as well as any clubs in my bag. I love the taylormade fours. I do. But I had to keep those clubs. So that's what that's implying with two extra clubs in the bag right now. I'm just letting you know that's cool. That's fine. I use the burner driver, too. Don't worry about it. The right. And listen when you hit a club. Well you hit it. Well, you don't go away from golf. You know, my preferred brand of heaters Marlboro silvers, or, you know, listen, it's not like I'm going out to the store and buying them. So whatever the hell I can get my hands on, you know someone's got to Newport. I'll take a Parlamento take a more, whatever it is. I'll take it. Get any heaters on the golf course for you stands now from it. Okay. Anything else on the golf course you know, a couple of pops doesn't hurt you know, loosen up all the bills swing oil. Handicap, so here's the deal, my handicap right house around the Ted standard. What is yours eighteen eighteen arts home around the ten twelve somewhere in that range? I played greenie once he claims, I lied about my handicap, I did not say to Khuda you agree with you. Because here's the deal. He asked me my handicap, but I told them what it was at the time it was like fifteen. I get to the course. Agreed tells me is index. You know, the whole thing, greedy decimal points, the whole deal. Okay. And I said, greenie, what is yours? He told me what it was. We get. Now he was better than me just based on his handicap, all right? Now, you get to the golf course at I'm thinking we're playing from the blue tees. And greenie tells when we're playing from the white tees I I don't play from the white tees because I played from the blue tees. So, you know, I said greeting probably going to beat you for playing from the white tees and playing with a fifteen handicap, and so who's? Right. Who's wrong there because he feels like I begged him. I had no idea. We were playing from the whites which is closer. There is no way that you walk to the white T's, and you said to him greenie, I'm probably going to be, too, if we play from the white tees, you're lying. I I'm going with greeny. I am lying, but, but just in terms of the handicapped, I did not send Doug, my handicap I thought we were playing from the blue tees. I mean maybe you did. But the improvement from fifteen to ten seems pretty drastic. Well, well, that's it was two years ago, I played with greeny I've gotten a lot better since. I don't know. I'm still. With greeny. Okay. Anything else there from from Ryan? Woo. I saw another question from him. You wonder if you fat Matarrese fat petard, which is not very nice. Dan, in parentheses is, if we wouldn't get it, thank you Ryan, heavy added on their gut. So listen. Here's what I've told standing, if I had the interview with laboratory, and I'll talk about the interview, capital, T, capital, H, capital, E. You know what I mean? Stanford. Yeah. That's how he's smell. Yes. The interview with laboratory where we break down the history of our show. Our relationship the time he hated me the most the time I hit it in the most I mean, I've told standing that this would be not just number one sports rec, it'd be number one apple like we were the first week where we beat Oprah. How do you feel about that? I think you guys would need a moderator, and I don't think I'm up to the task. I think we'd need a professional right? Like some sort of counselor. Okay. But listen, we've had we've. Lebanon. I like a married couple. Right. I've spent more time with Dan over the last sixteen years that I have with add, the abbey home. Right. Exactly. She bailed on this thing about content episode never heard of her. Did she make it to the tenth anniversary who exactly so? But how do you feel about just the idea of having laboratory on his against? I think it'd be good right all for it. Yes, all right. Let's make it happen. I'll see them drinks and get that done to more here, one from Rico seven five, seven five, Stu first time longtime, which would you rather going back to eighteen years old knowing what, you know, now or twenty million dollars when you turn sixty five going back to eighteen knowing what I know now who would who would go the other way on that. If you went back to eighteen knowing what you knew now you would bet on every Super Bowl champion. You, would you would have you'd have way more than twenty million by the time you're sixty five right? Standard. You crush. That guy's question. Yes. You're one hundred ten right. What else you got last? One is from filthy lush who says this is just stews way of doing even less work, right? All right. Lot of fun today. Our thanks to Jay Bilas? Our thanks to feel Jade's, or thanks. And good luck to feel, by the way. And good luck to his poor wife. I shouldn't say poor actually, his wealthy wife, good luck to her. You got a pre NUP. New body. Thanks to our audience because you guys game very, very strong with downloading rating reviewing unsubscribe ING rerating reviewing do it again. Five star reviews with questions with suggestions, guest ideas, do it against stands at where to do this again next week. Is that what you're saying? Keep them come in. Yeah. You keep them coming. We'll keep reading them. All right. Stands a big week this week. But an even bigger week next week, we are getting Bill Simmons on the podcast about that. They'll send is gonna join us good time to get them. So we got Simmons headed into MBA free agency, and post NBA draft will have Adam Schefter with a full recap of the field Yates wedding. And then the guest we've been waiting for trying to get for twenty episodes. 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