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Fresh "Stafford " from WTOP 24 Hour News
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Fresh update on "stafford " discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
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Fresh update on "stafford " discussed on ESPN Daily
"Ready to do this or what? A couple days later, Stafford is a ram. So how is his relationship with Matthew Stafford different than it was with Jared Goff? Well, I think their friends and they look at each other a little bit like peers. And so Stafford comes into LA, he's looking for to take the final steps in his career after putting a big numbers, but having a lot of losing seasons in Detroit and not coming anywhere close to a Super Bowl, McVeigh is looking at Matthew like a huge missing piece. And the team starts 7 and one this past year, everything was going great. And then November comes. They lose all three games in November. The first time in McVeigh's career that he had ever lost three straight. Stafford wasn't playing as well. McVeigh wasn't calling his offense as well. And McVeigh starts to go down that familiar dark path. And I talked to him about it, and he said, it was just a joke how pissed I was and how I can't even articulate the disgust, the sickness, the constant pit in your gut. You have to fight what you're feeling. You have to get up and lead and really authentically be able to demonstrate the strength that I think is a responsibility and a necessity for a good leader while not minimizing that I'm a human being too, and I hate this. So McVeigh didn't want his mood to affect the entire building and he started to retreat to his own office more. And it created a void. The team didn't crack cornerback Jalen Ramsey's leadership really helped, but it was in danger of it. And the team needed more of McVeigh at a time when he felt like he was just barely hanging on. And there was very few people, even in the rams building, even as approachable as Sean is, who could tell him this. And one of them is Raheem Morris, his defensive coordinator, and they've been friends for a long time, best friends. And Rahim comes to him and says, are you all right? And of course, McVeigh knows the answer and Morris knows the answer that Sean absolutely is not all right. And Morris reminds Sean that he gets so lost inside his own head that he can alienate himself at times. McVeigh says, do you think anybody else knows? Maura says, absolutely. Sometimes people need you. Sometimes when your voice is around, you give people comfort. You make them feel better. You make them go want to play. And I think that McVeigh felt like that he had to fight his own urges to help come out of the month of November in a better place as much as he needed to figure out ways to get the team winning on the field and on track. So Seth, how does McVeigh pull himself out of this funk? He re-engages and he watched press conference videos of Tom Brady of all people last year. Remember the Tampa Bay bucks ended up going on a run in December that continued into the playoffs. And then they ended up winning the Super Bowl. He goes and watches Tom Brady's postgame press conferences for windows into a champion's mindset and that positive thinking that helped enable them to turn around that team and win it all. And then finally, he met alone with Stafford. And it wasn't a planned meeting. They meet all the time. But they met in this meeting was different. It ends up being kind of a therapy session. We're both of them admit and talk about and vent about the pressure that they're feeling at this impasse in their career. Sean mcvay feeling the pressure of being a young coach and not living up to his potential. Matthew Stafford, the pressure of coming to LA with nothing but a Super Bowl as an expectation and the fact that he felt that pressure and felt it from all corners and needed to find a way to express that and move past it. And they ended up they told me that it was like a two hour therapy session. And Matthew Stafford told me that it was one of the greatest conversations he's ever had as a player with a coach. Maybe the greatest. And they came out of it in a better place. I'm not saying that it was a catalyst that helped them turn around the entire season. But it forged, it made their bond stronger. They were more than just friends in a weird way they were in this bunker together because they had both acknowledged that they were in a bunker. And McVeigh says to Matthew, who gives a what anybody else says, let's enjoy this, this compete to the best of our ability and let the chips fall where they may. But remember that nobody is going to get more criticism and scrutiny than we are. And it worked, right? Because they make it to the Super Bowl, they get a play against Zach Taylor and the Cincinnati Bengals, McVeigh, it means a chance for redemption, Matthew Stafford. It means he can finally win, and they did not squander this opportunity. When mcvay looks back on that game stuff, I'm curious, was there one moment where he was finally able to breathe and relax any identified, wow, we won this game. Yeah, I sat in his living room when we watched the end of that game. And I asked him, you know, what was going through his mind. And so the Bengals have a fourth and one with 43 seconds left, and you see Sean on the sideline crouched over, and he sees a running back split wide. And that was a dead giveaway that the Bengals were going to pass and not run. And in the game, you can watch McVeigh. He drops his eyes a little bit, and he thinks, oh my God. And he says into the headset, Aaron Donald is going to make a play. He lying to the right of plural. Less than a yard to gain on fourth down with 43 seconds remaining. Rands creepy. They rush forward. Throw the foot forward. He sit. He's hit. He's sacked. He throws it away. He flings it away on fourth down. Aaron Donald got there. Donald takes his helmet off and celebration. And of course, Donald forces an incompletion and McVeigh kneels and he hugs Stafford and if you look closely Stafford taps his leg a couple times and for some reason it just triggered something deep in McVeigh and he finally let go. And he's not someone who cries often, but when he cries, he cries fast and the tears you can see it, they dampened his face almost instantly because he finally felt this profound relief. Two hours later, he's in an office in the stadium in a suit, getting ready to go to the team party, and he's alone, and he just, he needs a minute. The Lombardi trophy is there, and one by one, people start to stop by. Raheem Morris comes by. Matthew Stafford and MVP Cooper Cup stop by. Some of the trainers stopped by. Owner Stan Kroenke and his son Josh kroenke stops by, and they all ended up kind of taking a minute and just enjoying this is a small group, and there's a picture that they took. And they're all holding up their index finger because and surrounded by the Lombardi trophy because they finally felt like that they had not only overcome this hurdle and won a Super Bowl, but for McVeigh, he was almost prouder of the way that he and the team came out of November and the fact that he was able to overcome his worst impulses.
Fresh "Stafford " from WTOP 24 Hour News
"The cork chronicles, I'm Jeff Gilbert CBS News. Welcome to WTO. Glad you're with us. It's a three 28 in the morning. Graphic and weather all the gates and when it breaks, good morning to rich hunter in the WTO traffic sign. All right, finally, some good news for folks on 95 now it's still very slow headed south on 95 between triangle and Quantico where you're down to a single right lane, but you're no longer being diverted at exit one 48. You can now continue down past Quantico and into Stafford county are no longer being diverted and believe they are in the process of picking up the works on in its entirety, but for now, at least you have the ability to go straight down 95. You're no longer being taking off. Now, if you're traveling over in Maryland two ten still shut down between Kirby hill road and Palmer road, early morning crash in the works and where they were doing milling and paving and boat directions, again, everything's been shut down since the midnight hour, so I'm going on three hours. Again, traffic's diverted each way, sat down traffic taking off a Kirby hill, northbound traffic take it off at Palmer road so keep that in mind as you travel that way. In the district, New York avenue between bladensburg road and South Dakota avenue single far right has to paving in both directions. Get an a plus and savings with window nations back to school sale, buy two get two free pay nothing until 2025, call today 8 6 6 90 nation or is it window nation dot com rich hunter W champion traffic. Lots of humidity around the region here through the morning hours, we'll see air temperatures really warm up quickly. We'll be in the 80s here through the morning mid morning and then into the middle 90s by the afternoon, 40%
Fresh "Stafford " from WTOP 24 Hour News
"Welcome to WTO P where the time now is two 38. Crowding could weather all the age and when it breaks, rich unders with us and that will be TOP traffic sooner. Yeah, the two biggest things going on remain the same southbound 95 in Virginia all traffic diverted at exit one 48 over two Quantico to join route one south to go 6 ten west back to 95 south this all due to the bridge work part of the express lane expansion project between Stafford and Fredericksburg. So again, just be aware, no change there. Nord fell 95, no incidents in your way between Fredericksburg and the beltway in Springfield. Three 95 Norton found overhead signed project as you approach The Pentagon that is picked up and clear they may have flipped and are on the southbound side of the three 95 coming across the outbound 14th street bridge to watch out for that. If you're traveling into the district via three 95 north, the workshop begins as you pass the exit for the 12 street expressway and continues toward the exit for the third street tunnel, eventually down the one single line to the right at work zone, paving New York avenue in both directions between bladensburg ride and South Dakota avenue single file right in each direction. Two ten in Maryland remains closed between Kirby all road and Palmer road crash in the work zones that brought down power lines across the roadway again traffic diverted around that closure on both directions, plan ahead for some delays there. Bay bridge, westbound span block for overnight maintenance, he's found carries two way traffic, one lane for each direction of travel and as of late, no reported delay, rich hundred WTO traffic. Muggy conditions across the region here, and through the morning hours, we'll see air temperatures soar into the 80s and then middle 90s this afternoon feels like temperature is well above 100° at times throughout the afternoon and even into
Capitol Police Fire Back After Colbert Nine Released Without Charges
"Look at the corrupt United States department of injustice Look at the corrupt U.S. attorney graves Oh he's not corrupt then what is he What is he The blaze capitol police chief fires back If the U.S. attorney refuses to charge Stephen Colbert's staff arrested a capital office building rights Chris and low How come How come I mean they throw a very wide net on people they're charging old women who have cancer treatment What if you're from Hollywood and you work with Steven coper the U.S. attorney in Washington D.C. graves who has a Democrat hack just like his wife That's right pal And Garland the U.S. attorney general The United States Capitol police revealed new details today alleging Stephen Colbert's staffers repeatedly disobeyed instructions from capitol police officers prior to their arrest repeatedly The news came one day after the U.S. attorney's office declined to charge the staffords From the capitol police referred to as the Colbert 9 Capitol police chief J Thomas manger explained in a letter the production crew was arrested in the longworth House office building After a staffer for representative Jamal Bowman Democrat New York secured his office and called the United States Capitol police emergency phone number To report a disturbance outside the office next to Bowman's That office belonged to representative Lauren boebert Republican Colorado why were they there Because you're a bunch of cheap punks
Where Are the Wealthiest Counties in America?
"Of all time Brad Pitt with Christoph Waltz in inglorious Basterds and Quentin Tarantino movie. Little vulgar, a lot of swearing. It's a great film. I'll tell you what. And business is a booming. That is what they are saying at the lobbying center. Now what are the richest counties in America? And what used to be the wealthiest counties in America? Well, the kingdom of Washington, D.C., by extracting your money, has created an unprecedented concentration of wealth. The wealthiest counties in America are all around Washington, D.C.. The wealthiest county in America is loudon county, Virginia. What do you use on a daily basis? That is made in loudoun county, Virginia. Anything? What are they known for? Why would such a high concentration of wealth occur in loudon county, Virginia? Because their proximity to Washington, D.C., that's why. The three wealthiest counties in America, loudoun county, Virginia, meeting in household income, 115,000 a year. City falls, city of falls, Virginia, a 114,000 a year. Fairfax county, Virginia, 105,000 a year. 5th wealthiest county, Howard county, Maryland, 103,000 a year. 8th county city of fairfax, Virginia, 97,000 a year, 11th county, Arlington county, Virginia, $94,000 a year. 13th Montgomery county, Maryland, 14th Stafford county, Virginia, 15th Prince William county, Virginia, 16th, Calvert county, Maryland, all the surrounding counties of Washington, D.C.. There heaven. They're having a heyday.
Kupp's late TD lifts Rams over Bengals 23-20 in Super Bowl
"Cooper Kupp caught a one yard touchdown pass from Matthew Stafford with a minute twenty five remaining to give the rams a thrilling twenty three to twenty win over the Bengals in Superbowl fifty six Cup had two scoring receptions on the day and was voted the game's MVP thirteen awards you don't at receiver you don't your initially successful receiver without all the other ten guys on the field doing their job so each of each of those guys that step on the field just so incredibly thankful for them Stafford finished with three touchdown passes and Aaron Donald lady rams defense that sacked Joe burrow a Super Bowl record tying seven times mark Myers Inglewood California
Rams' Akers a medical marvel in comeback from torn Achilles
"In his first season with the rams quarterback Matthew Stafford has completely transformed their offense Los Angeles has scored almost four more points per game this season than last his primary target is Cooper Kupp who captured the extremely rare receiving Triple Crown by leading the NFL in receptions receiving yards and receiving touchdowns Cup is found the end zone a total of twenty times this year against the Bengals Stafford will also look to get the ball into the hands of playmaker Odell Beckham junior mark Myers Los Angeles
Jalen Ramsey finally in Super Bowl after 6 years, 2 teams
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"stafford " Discussed on ESPN Daily
"Are very clear. Others that got a little bit hazier later in the night. All right, Seth. So that haze that Sean mcvay was just describing there. It's cleared. And we are back here in the present tense. I'm talking to you on a Monday, February 7th, and we're talking now 20 games and 15 wins later because Matthew Stafford and Sean mcvay and the whole gang from Cabo have made it. They're here, they're about to play in Super Bowl 56 against the Bengals and it's gonna be a home game it's so far. Technically it's a road game because of the way the NFC and the AFC just alternate that tag every year, but when you trace the trajectory of this year, what is Matthew Stafford proven to you over this season? I think that during the season he was Matthew Stafford and there was moments where he was a brilliant quarterback. There was moments where he threw that momentum killing interception. But he was always the test for him was always going to come in January and February. And obviously he played really well in their opening playoff game against the Arizona Cardinals on the Manning cast Peyton Manning was talking about how, you know, once you have your first playoff win, you can cut loose a little bit. The feeling that Stafford's gonna have after this, I'm telling you, watch out for him next week, right? Because once you get that first one, right? That monkey is off Stafford's back. And he can free up and I think play even loose her next week down in Tampa. As we talked about, he wanted to test himself under the highest levered circumstances and man his he'd done it. You know, that ending to the bucks game after the rams did everything they could to blow it. And he comes through with that huge pass to Cooper Cup. Deep down the right side, he's got cup running down the hash marks. He reels it into the 15 Cooper Cup has the catch tackled at the 12 puts it down in game winning formation. Really bad defense by Tampa by the way, but huge has to Cooper Cup. And then this week this past week against the forty-niners in the fourth quarter, third and three. Kyle Shanahan and Sean mcvay have talked about this where, look, a coach can only do so much. At some point, it's third down, the crowds frenzied. It's a high stakes moment, the quarterback has to be the one who gets the ball deals with chaos and figures it out. And Matthew Stafford figured it out. He stands in and delivers Cooper cop makes the catch breaking across the field breaking attack on the 20 and he's down at the 11 Cooper Cup roars and celebration. He hit Cooper cop on that quicksand that ends up going for a big gain deep into forty-niners territory leads to the game winning field goal. And he's proven not only to himself that he can come up big and big games, but he's proven it to all of us as well. Yeah, I mean, look, Seth, we're at near the end of the road and I'm just wondering when you consider the all in kind of experiment that the rams have pretty uniquely taken on here. With Sean mcvay as sort of the guy who wanted to pull all of these triggers, what does it tell you about their strategy? It tells me that it's barely worked. But it has worked. And I think that when you look at the rams, obviously that's a team that's still trying to gain traction in LA. Those two home games against the forty-niners were the forty-niners probably had more fans, even in the NFC championship game Matthew Stafford had to use a silent count at times. Yes. That's embarrassing, and there's really nothing you can do to change that, I think, other than winning a Super Bowl. And I would say the rams are really interesting because for a lot of the year they were not ahead in their division. Remember the Arizona Cardinals were the ones who were starting the season undefeated and were really setting the lead in that division. And the rams went all in with Matthew Stafford and then as the year went on, they went more all in. You know, they make the deal to acquire OBJ. They trade for von Miller. And I think what was interesting about those two selections is not only that they did it, knowing that they have this window where they're hosting the Super Bowl, where they've got this quarterback and they may not be here again. There's no guarantees in the NFL. They not only got those players, but they got them to buy into what the rams want them to do. Obviously, at the beginning with OBJ, he and Stafford weren't on the same page. It was a little rough there. But now OBJ is essentially become this like Robert Woods like dogged possession receiver. And you have von Miller who obviously is used to being in every down player. He's obviously played a lot with the ramps, but he is brought in for those moments at the end of the game like they had in the NFC championship when that defensive line can turn loose against the quarterback with the game on the line. And that defensive line is a collective. It all worked. It's really amazing how well it all worked. And so if the rams do not win the Super Bowl Seth, is this a failure? That's a great question. I mean, I'd have to say that they would look at it, not like a failure, but something failed. I mean, they should win this game. And it's something that I talked to Matthew Stafford about, 'cause remember when I was with him, I spent a lot of time with Matthew Stafford. I asked Matthew Stafford a lot of questions. And that dude did not want to really answer any of them. He was very polite and he was funny at times and he was funnier off the record. But he really didn't want to answer them because there's just so much pressure. I mean, one of the things that losing does to you, one of the things that plank for the Detroit Lions does to you is that you just learn all these ways that a football game can go wrong. And his wife Kelly Stafford had told me that maybe he was lying to himself, thinking that he could turn things around in Detroit. But he entered the season under a certain kind of pressure, and so as my time with him was wrapping up, I did ask him, like, look. If you guys win the Super Bowl, what are you gonna do? Is it time to loosen up? Can you finally tell us what a disaster wasn't Detroit? Or that, you know, you believe you were the best quarterback all along. And he kind of laughed and he said, you will not be able to find me. And then I drilled down. I was like, no, really, what is going to happen if you win the Super Bowl?.
Rams rally to Super Bowl with stunning 20-17 win over Niners
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Gay's 30-yard FG lifts Rams over Brady, Buccaneers 30-27
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Stafford propels Rams past Cardinals 34-11 in playoff rout
"Matthew Matthew Stafford Stafford passed passed for for two two touchdowns touchdowns and and ran ran for for another another score score in in the the rams rams thirty thirty four four to to eleven eleven win win over over the the cardinals cardinals it's it's Stafford's Stafford's first first playoff playoff win win in in his his thirteen thirteen year year NFL NFL career career Odell Odell Beckham Beckham junior junior in in Cooper Cooper Kupp Kupp made made the the touchdown touchdown receptions receptions as as LA LA took took a a twenty twenty eight eight to to nothing nothing lead lead in in the the third third quarter quarter Arizona Arizona is is dual dual threat threat quarterback quarterback Kyler Kyler Murray Murray threw threw for for just just one one hundred hundred thirty thirty seven seven yards yards and and rushed rushed for for only only six six he he threw threw two two interceptions interceptions one one was was returned returned for for a a pick pick six six mark mark Myers Myers angle angle would would California California
49ers clinch playoff berth by holding off Rams 27-24 in OT
"Playing playing through through an an injured injured right right thumb thumb Jimmy Jimmy Garoppolo's Garoppolo's led led the the forty forty Niners Niners to to a a thrilling thrilling twenty twenty seven seven twenty twenty four four overtime overtime win win over over the the rams rams the the victory victory puts puts the the forty forty Niners Niners into into the the playoffs playoffs a a lot lot of of emotions emotions throughout throughout the the whole whole game game to to just just stops stops and and downs downs get get off off to to a a slow slow start start and and come come back back like like we we did did it it was was I I took took everything everything Rapallo Rapallo hit hit your your one one Jennings Jennings with with the the game game tying tying fourteen fourteen yard yard touchdown touchdown pass pass with with twenty twenty four four seconds seconds left left in in regulation regulation Robbie Robbie gold gold made made a a short short field field goal goal in in overtime overtime and and Sharon Sharon Francisco's Francisco's defense defense got got a a game game ending ending interception interception by by Ambry Ambry Thomas Thomas Matthew Matthew Stafford Stafford threw threw three three touchdown touchdown passes passes for for the the rams rams who who despite despite losing losing still still clinch clinch the the NFC NFC west west division division title title mark mark Myers Myers Inglewood Inglewood California California
Pentagon chief Austin says he has tested positive for COVID
"Defense defense secretary secretary Lloyd Lloyd Austin Austin says says he he has has tested tested positive positive for for Kobe Kobe in in nineteen nineteen Austin Austin says says he he has has been been experiencing experiencing mild mild symptoms symptoms and and will will quarantine quarantine at at home home for for five five days days following following guidelines guidelines from from the the centers centers for for disease disease control control and and prevention prevention he he released released a a statement statement saying saying he he plans plans to to attend attend key key meetings meetings and and discussions discussions virtually virtually this this week week to to the the degree degree possible possible Austin Austin Stafford's Stafford's began began contact contact tracing tracing and and testing testing with with all all the the people people he he has has been been in in contact contact with with over over the the last last week week Austin Austin was was fully fully vaccinated vaccinated and and received received a a booster booster in in October October my my camp camp in in Washington Washington
Stafford rallies surging Rams past short-handed Ravens 20-19
"Matthew Matthew Stafford Stafford hit hit Odell Odell Beckham Beckham junior junior with with a a seven seven yard yard touchdown touchdown pass pass with with fifty fifty seven seven seconds seconds left left in in the the game game to to propel propel the the rams rams to to a a twenty twenty to to nineteen nineteen win win over over the the ravens ravens for for their their fifth fifth straight straight win win Stafford Stafford fought fought off off three three turnovers turnovers on on the the day day including including a a seventeen seventeen yard yard interception interception returned returned for for a a touchdown touchdown by by Chuck Chuck Clark Clark the the first first of of two two won won the the day day for for Clark Clark Stafford Stafford says says this this kind kind of of victory victory is is what what the the rams rams are are all all about about it's it's a a team team effort effort the the problem problem with with these these guys guys fight fight right right away away we we stick stick together together just just players players everybody everybody this this continued continued to to keep keep playing playing the the game game and and and and on on what what one one one one staffer staffer also also hit hit Cooper Cooper Kupp Kupp with with an an eighteen eighteen yard yard scoring scoring pass pass Justin Justin Tucker Tucker kicked kicked four four field field goals goals for for the the ravens ravens who who have have now now lost lost five five straight straight and and fall fall to to eight eight mate mate Craig Craig heist heist Baltimore Baltimore
Mistrial in Resiles Murder Case as Jury Fails to Agree on Verdict
"Lauderdale, Florida. Where three black jaw oars were unwilling to convict. A man named deante rosalies. Because he's black. And the foreman of the jury. Newspaper says four person was a woman for women. Said that most of the jury wanted to convict a guy of at least second degree murder. Broke into a home. Found a woman. 59 year old woman. And his DNA was found on a knife inside her home Stafford to death. Tighter up standard step to death. Three of the jurors admitted they had the evidence admitted they did it. She didn't want to send him to prison for life or possibly to face death. So the judge declared a mistrial. And said the case is going to be tried again in January with a new jury.
Studs and duds from Rams’ 30-23 win over Vikings
"The the rams rams have have clinched clinched a a playoff playoff berth berth in in taking taking over over first first place place in in the the NFC NFC west west with with the the thirty thirty twenty twenty three three win win over over the the Vikings Vikings Brandon Brandon pal pal returned returned a a punt punt sixty sixty one one yards yards for for a a third third quarter quarter touchdown touchdown that that help help Los Los Angeles Angeles overcome overcome Matthew Matthew Stafford's Stafford's first first three three interception interception game game since since twenty twenty eighteen eighteen budget budget easy easy part part just just caught caught the the ball ball around around on on the the sidelines sidelines of of no no I I give give all all props props to to the the the the ten ten guys guys out out there there blocking blocking phone phone because because they they did did they've they've been been doing doing a a helluva helluva job job ever ever since since I've I've began began to to return return if if a a making making a a blocks blocks ever ever since since I I got got back back there there so so it's it's like like all all I I do do is is the the easy easy part part is is cast cast Barbara Barbara sorry sorry Michelle Michelle rushed rushed for for a a season season I I one one hundred hundred thirty thirty one one yards yards and and a a score score for for the the eleven eleven or or four four rams rams Kirk Kirk cousins cousins passed passed for for three three hundred hundred fifteen fifteen yards yards and and a a touchdown touchdown to to K. K. J. J.
Update on the latest sports
"AP AP sports sports I'm I'm John John with with a a rare rare Tuesday Tuesday night night of of the the NFL NFL to to end end week week number number fifteen fifteen visual visual games games due due to to cope cope with with protocols protocols in in Philadelphia Philadelphia Jalen Jalen hurts hurts returned returned at at quarterback quarterback to to lead lead the the eagles eagles to to a a twenty twenty seven seven seventeen seventeen win win over over Washington Washington more more from from the the AP AP rodeos rodeos Dave Dave Emory Emory Jaylin Jaylin hertz hertz was was terrific terrific in in his his first first game game back back from from an an ankle ankle injury injury completing completing twenty twenty of of twenty twenty six six passes passes for for two two hundred hundred ninety ninety six six yards yards and and a a touchdown touchdown the the U. U. is is very very fundamental fundamental to to been been back back on on the the field field in in the the winter winter which which we we need need it it you you know know first first division division went went on on for for this this football football team team this this year year can can come come at at a a better better time time in in LA LA Matthew Matthew Stafford Stafford had had a a pair pair of of second second half half touchdowns touchdowns to to Cooper Cooper Kupp Kupp if if the the rams rams twenty twenty ten ten win win over over the the Seahawks Seahawks their their plan plan really really really really deep deep short short on on us us as as a a as as an an offense offense trying trying to to make make us us check check it it down down to to go go you you know know ten ten fifteen fifteen play play drives drives we're we're able able to to get get over over the the top top a a couple couple times times but but you you know know it's it's just just one one of of those those you you can can have have a a slug slug out out and and those those winds winds are are big big fish fish in in December December to to the the NBA NBA have have afforded afforded with with twenty twenty two two points points Julius Julius Randle Randle Kemba Kemba Walker Walker with with twenty twenty one one each each but but next next one one at at home home for for the the first first time time in in almost almost a a month month beating beating the the pistons pistons one one oh oh five five ninety ninety one one the the heat heat playing playing without without five five regulars regulars including including Jimmy Jimmy Butler Butler and and bam bam Adebayo Adebayo right right with with the the Pacers Pacers one one twenty twenty five five ninety ninety six six Tom Tom Barrett Barrett has has more more he he trailed trailed by by a a point point midway midway through through the the first first quarter quarter then then went went on on a a thirty thirty five five fourteen fourteen once once we we have have a a twenty twenty point point lead lead midway midway through through the the second second quarter quarter that that was was never never threatened threatened as as the the Miami Miami lead lead grew grew to to as as high high as as thirty thirty three three points points Duncan Duncan Robinson Robinson scored scored twenty twenty six six points points including including six six of of ten ten three three point point shots shots to to lead lead the the heat heat who who tied tied a a team team record record with with twenty twenty two two three three pointers pointers NBA NBA commissioner commissioner Adam Adam silver silver says says there's there's no no plans plans to to pause pause the the season season even even as as numbers numbers of of players players entering entering the the league league health health and and safety safety protocols protocols related related to to the the coronavirus coronavirus continue continue to to rise rise NHL NHL players players will will not not take take part part in in the the winter winter Olympics Olympics after after all all a a person person with with direct direct knowledge knowledge of of the the decision decision telling telling the the Associated Associated Press Press the the league's league's going going to to withdraw withdraw from from the the Beijing Beijing games games after after its its regular regular season season schedule schedule was was disrupted disrupted by by coronavirus coronavirus of of bricks bricks I'm I'm John John other other B. B. A. A. B. B. sports sports
Cooper Kupp's 2 TD catches carry Rams past Seahawks 20-10
"The the rams rams are are in in a a virtual virtual tie tie with with the the cardinals cardinals for for the the NFC NFC west west lead lead after after Los Los Angeles Angeles knocked knocked off off the the Seahawks Seahawks twenty twenty ten ten Cooper Cooper Kupp Kupp grabbed grabbed a a pair pair of of second second half half touchdown touchdown passes passes for for Matthew Matthew Stafford Stafford Cup Cup as as a a team team record record one one hundred hundred twenty twenty receptions receptions this this season season after after catching catching nine nine more more for for one one hundred hundred thirty thirty six six yards yards in in the the rams rams third third straight straight win win Stafford Stafford passed passed for for two two hundred hundred forty forty four four yards yards and and Sony Sony Michel Michel rushed rushed for for ninety ninety two two is is L. L. A. A. move move to to tenant tenant for for the the five five nine nine Seahawks Seahawks will will post post a a losing losing season season for for the the first first time time in in ten ten years years I'm I'm Dave Dave Ferrie Ferrie the the rams rams are are in in a a virtual virtual tie tie with with the the cardinals cardinals for for the the NFC NFC west west lead lead after after Los Los Angeles Angeles knocked knocked off off the the Seahawks Seahawks twenty twenty ten ten Cooper Cooper Kupp Kupp grabbed grabbed a a pair pair of of second second half half touchdown touchdown passes passes for for Matthew Matthew Stafford Stafford Cup Cup as as a a team team record record one one hundred hundred twenty twenty receptions receptions this this season season after after catching catching nine nine more more for for one one hundred hundred thirty thirty six six yards yards in in the the rams rams third third straight straight win win Stafford Stafford passed passed for for two two hundred hundred forty forty four four yards yards and and Sony Sony Michel Michel rushed rushed for for ninety ninety two two is is L. L. A. A. move move to to tenant tenant for for the the
Stafford, Donald lead Rams to 30-23 win over Cardinals
"The the NFC NFC west west is is a a little little tighter tighter after after the the second second place place rams rams earned earned a a thirty thirty twenty twenty three three victory victory at at Arizona Arizona Matthew Matthew Stafford Stafford threw threw for for two two hundred hundred eighty eighty seven seven yards yards and and three three touchdowns touchdowns hitting hitting Cooper Cooper Kupp Kupp thirteen thirteen times times for for one one hundred hundred twenty twenty three three yards yards and and a a score score just just proud proud of of those those guys guys a a past past game game did did a a great great job job of of getting getting open open making making catches catches our our guys guys up up front front on on the the line line scrimmage scrimmage that's that's where where it it starts starts for for us us you you know know what what Sony Sony did did a a great great job job of of falling falling forward forward on on some some runs runs are are the the third third one one run run the the red red zone zone with with him him thirty thirty four four in in the the holy holy just just run run them them over over for for the the first first ten ten Jefferson Jefferson caught caught a a fifty fifty two two yard yard scoring scoring strike strike early early in in the the third third quarter quarter to to put put the the rams rams ahead ahead to to stay stay Kyler Kyler Murray's Murray's two two interceptions interceptions led led to to Los Los Angeles Angeles touch touch dances dances the the cardinals cardinals failed failed to to clinch clinch their their first first playoff playoff berth berth since since twenty twenty fifteen fifteen Arizona Arizona now now leads leads the the division division by by one one game game over over Los Los Angeles Angeles on on the the ferry ferry
LA Rams snap 3-game skid, roll over Jacksonville 37-7
"Matthew Matthew Stafford Stafford threw threw three three touchdown touchdown passes passes in in the the rams rams rolled rolled over over the the Jaguars Jaguars thirty thirty seven seven to to seven seven Stafford Stafford connected connected on on scoring scoring strikes strikes to to Cooper Cooper Kupp Kupp van van Jefferson Jefferson and and Odell Odell Beckham Beckham junior junior the the rams rams had had lost lost their their previous previous three three games games so so wide wide receiver receiver Cup Cup was was happy happy to to see see his his team team back back in in the the win win column column nothing nothing like like a a W. W. doesn't doesn't matter matter mmhm mmhm you you know know whether whether you're you're coming coming off off of of a a you you know know a a little little bit bit of of skill skill like like we we have have been been or or your your own own role role I I mean mean just just anytime anytime you you get get a a W. W. is is a a big big thing thing in in this this league league Sony Sony Michel Michel ran ran for for a a hundred hundred twenty twenty one one yards yards and and a a score score for for them them that that way way and and for for rams rams the the jags jags have have lost lost four four straight straight dropping dropping to to two two in in ten ten on on the the season season mark mark Myers Myers Inglewood Inglewood California California
Winless no more: Lions top Vikes 29-27 for 1st W in Week 13
"Jared Jared Goff Goff it's it's Amon Amon ra ra St St brown brown and and I'm I'm eleven eleven yard yard score score as as time time expires expires to to let let the the lions lions past past the the Vikings Vikings twenty twenty nine nine twenty twenty seven seven after after taking taking a a fourteen fourteen point point lead lead into into the the half half the the lions lions found found themselves themselves trailing trailing by by four four when when Kirk Kirk cousins cousins said said Justin Justin Jefferson Jefferson on on a a three three yard yard touchdown touchdown toss toss with with a a minute minute fifty fifty to to go go but but don't don't time time outs outs Goff Goff led led the the lines lines on on a a fourteen fourteen play play seventy seventy five five yard yard drive drive capped capped by by the the game game winning winning touchdown touchdown the the same same brown brown the the lions lions fourth fourth round round selection selection in in this this year's year's draft draft Goff Goff becomes becomes the the first first quarterback quarterback not not named named Matthew Matthew Stafford Stafford to to win win a a game game for for the the lions lions since since week week sixteen sixteen of of the the twenty twenty ten ten season season the the Vikings Vikings fall fall the the five five and and seven seven Denny Denny captain captain Troy Troy
"stafford " Discussed on The Nat Coombs Show
"If they keep winning and i don't mean kind of go undefeated but they should still win the nfc knoll if they keep winning and the leading he knows maybe they've clinched the nfc north that it will feel like that saints game was an aberration which i think he even at the time i was watching. I thought this isn't this. Isn't the death of this. This era rogers isn't done. This is just one of those really really weird things that happen the sometimes someone can just have a really bad day at work where everything goes wrong or you are driving somewhere and it's red. You hit the red light every single time. Sometimes those weird things happen and you just have to move on from it. And the way the rogers as he will move on. No one has got more more confidence. And i'm not saying i know people say. Oh he's trying to tank the season he's trying to damage the packers like if if he did do it on purpose is motivation would be just the game self full of more spite. You know. he's he. He lives on spite and and bitterness because of the because of draw his draft day. That's what that's what fuels them. The idea that people would be criticizing him so much over that we'll just have stoked up his fires so much that he can go all the way through february just on that the packers the packers. We saw against the lions. Although they weren't perfect that's the real packers get the week one version. The one we sewing week two is far far. More like what we'll see for the rest of the season this team's only gonna drop a few games all season. Oh okay you said they are In the mix this is a crucial game for them. If they are indeed is as. You're protecting been going to be there. Thereabouts intend to seatings. I think we're pretty sutton even off to two weeks. That in the forty niners a playoff team will be at the challenge. There of course is the toughest division in in in the teams to miss out the Going into short stacked as well so on the line. David yaris out daria smith. Of course also a out for for this one and that is a short stacking them a little bit up against a forty-nine is side that has they never have injury so they must be fine right not so much the price. I think we talked about whether you getting a call up or maybe on getting for the ravens at one stage at running back. I wonder whether civilly the ground game is a mess for the forty nine of course with injuries. Trae seven had a concussion. I think mitchell shoulder injury to michael hasty Banged up as well. Vei on the offensive side of the border. A feeling it a bit where we on. Let's go jimmy garoppolo and it was an ugly a win against the eagles and in the same way forming three. You're thinking that most teams have very bad days from time to time and all teams have different days from time to time. An ugly wins where things aren't ready rolling but a window in the you know the rainy one nil tuesday night when it stoke the forty nine is sit was it seventeen against was such a weird school in many many seventeen eleven year. The sonacare watson. Pretty scott hanson when he described the buffalo touchdowns pretty. It was great. Said he wasn't pretty for the for the forty niners but how much we care about that. How much in particular are we looking at. Jimmy jr trajectory the season because week. One jimmy comeback player of the year we to wanted try lance play wednesday nonstop. The i used to always coal. Jimmy g. to call is to call in the the west. Coast and dalton. The there's there's not a lot of difference in the way that they play and their abilities. They're both. They're both really good guys. They're both intelligent players. They're both limited and they gain manages and you can you can only do so much with them and the two teams starting for they've got rookie quarterback's behind them. Now the thing is is that when you've got the nfl equivalent of a kind of rainy. Choose not against stoke. This eagles game was that because before the season everyone thought the eagles was practically like having a boy and then they had a really good performance. One and jalen hurts. Looked good and i thought okay. Well know job pump. The brakes jalen hurts. Because i do quite like jim notes and i think he can be an nfl starter. But i don't know how far he's going to take team like the eagles. He's he's a decent player and that's probably that's probably what we're going to get from this season. We're going to games where he's good and some not so good. There were misuse the eagles. They looked not quite right. The forty niners just had to kind of deal with those situations. They didn't need a quarterback to produce some magic. They needed a game manager to do the things that needed to be done. Ghassem running back injuries. You just need to make some good decisions not give the ball away and pretty much. Jimmy g. just did that. He likes to remind him out of the. It's a great point and it reminds me so much of of their super bowl run of a few years back right and it was all the chalk in miami. Of course all the talk was on garoppolo in going said that super bowl because of what had happened in the championship game and the fact that he had very little to do and when you are being assessed to that degree not least in contrast with bathrooms one of the most extraordinary plays of his occupant generation. It's it's a very difficult thing but it raised the question which i guess is is a similar one that was raised a few years back in the super bowl and during his time that with jared goff the rams the limitations are this play at when you have an mind like call shanahan or of course. Children mcvay in. La are they holding as these quarterbacks holding them back and is that what where people are thinking. That trayvon's is role. You've told us on on this. Showed up at the time in the last year upside. Great talent pats the most raw of those five quarterbacks that went in in the first round. But it's not the expectation that e comes in. He is going to enable the forty niners to take it to the next level in terms of range and innovation one hundred percent basically. What the rams did from going from gough to stafford is what it will be going from. Jimmy g. to trae lance once trae lance. He's ready right. jimmy. G. is holding back before kyle shanahan and shanahan will know that which is why they traded up and gave up so much to get trae lonzo someone. They absolutely coveted because they know his limitations. There's no point putting trae lansing right now. Absolutely none died he. I don't think would have won that game whereas jimmy g. will have wanted it win it and that's that's a really key point. That for all of the obsession and understandable obsession with electrifying. Expansive freewheeling offense we want to see the will love to see that as fans of the game but but inevitably it detracts wrong. The effectiveness of play garoppolo. So yes do you have the increased possibility and potential in range with a plan that has more rural talent than different and different rule skills. But we shouldn't underestimate the fluency and efficiency of play. I like garoppolo. Anna's we've seen many times in the. Nfl can be enough. It can be enough to win a championship..
"stafford " Discussed on The Nat Coombs Show
"Then just couldn't do something they would they would force a turnover. Is this the nfc championship game. You i was is exactly what i've been thinking right now. That's that is the nfc champ. Game i would want to see. But i wanna see this preview. I because it could easily be that those flaws that we see are gonna get magnified. My biggest surprise of this game is that it's a full uk. Tom it's a nine twenty five kickoff. This feels like how did how did they. Huge primetime game end up in the four twenty five local time. Timeslot like this if you if you need a day or staff at stafford abuse to the rabs. Oh no one wants to. Let's not. Let's not golf on people. A stafford is. I've been thinking a lot in the last last couple of weeks about the about the rookie. Quarterback's talk about on and matt stafford is one of those one of those players. Who if if you get a chance in the off season when you finish watching all these gains to go and watch full games of of stafford's first season with the detroit lions you will learn so much you learn so much about the way rookie quarterback's develop and the the talent you can see while a player is also struggling and making mistakes. Which he was and he was a day one starter and he was put in a bad position. He did not have a whole lot of talent around me. It was just get the bolton magnetron everything else can be a disaster and it often was and he would eventually by the end of the season he was kind of keeping them keeping them in games. Matt stafford is because he was being kind of stuck in the kind of detroit. Lions kind of ghetto almost and didn't get a showcase himself in primetime. Very often. didn't get plan playoffs that often. He's way it's so long for this. And he was always a great teammate. For everybody in detroit. He wasn't someone who is looking to get out. He did everything he could to help them. Win was a star in the community. But my god this move is perfect for him. This offense is perfect for him and kupa. Cup is more perfect form. The megatonne was back then. Big cool i don't mean better. I just be more site at that at that point when he was over sophisticated tournament. Aways you'll right. Stafford would heat it up and a k big arm out of a throw. It's not as simple as the funding that as a harland hope but could short was so dominating that that playing jump ball it was one. I mentioned what we're already seeing. I think with what mcveigh's dialing up and and how those two a collaborating is range. And that's the riddick citing thing. And i am one of the things. I'm most excited about. As the season. Progresses is watching this rams offense developed because inevitably there is gonna be thinking about this with mums are and the chiefs in that miami super. We're out there a week. Of course doing kinds of things that i remember. We recording one of the shows. We're quoting listeners. Remember we're recording unin the morning right. We're on set by recording by seven. Am right. i remember being in In makeup and believe me. I needed woke overto- to the hotel. Why was we'll set up before we get. We get a car down to the beach set with that would propo- and if we'd had obviously hardworking busy night a wild woman coffee data wake up but our finishing that show and it was a strange feeling done by seven thirty in the morning. We go get bricky. This is the show that jay bell was on and we would have got break. You can win a separation because that's how it works nine that they is starting ready and i went over to the to the hotel. The espn hotel. Hold up at the by the pool and robust wrote a piece on for the times on mahomes right and that are really clearly looking at the andy. Reed's chronology we donovan. Mcnabb with muck net wide. This was such a puff timing. It was perfect. Timing and why. The stars had aligned that liberty offensive innovation and development and chronology of his thinking and a quarterback with the skill set of mahomes a writing at that time. Now this is of course identical. But it's the same principle. i think much more desirable. Size mcveigh is much younger. Than andy reid. But the same principle. He has developed an offense in an approach and now. He's got a quarterback that can take it to the next level so excited about seeing. What's going to happen this year. Yeah i you know. When you look at quarterbacks coming in in the twenty twenty one draft and feeling you know are they a good fit for their teams nobody. No no. new quarterback joined a team that was benefit fit during that off season. Then right than stafford becoming a ram it rose just absolutely perfect if if you sat down and and try to work out okay. Where would staff go where he would be an instant upgrade but also would be just the perfect fit for him with everything they're going to do medically the flexibility that they'll give him like if if the rams the number one picking the draft then obviously they were taken trevor lawrence but really beyond that there was. There was no better upgrade for them because they staff it's not right at the end of his career and in this offense he can play for longer than he would've in detroit. I think in detroit heat about a few more seasons but we. I think we're gonna see a lot more of matt stafford now because of this and better for stott really is he's gonna keep woma warmer already. Want to get into some that an expert. The point you make is a great one about stafford being isolated marginalized in detroit respected to detroit fans a great club but has been a slim pickings at the getty lions fantasy now would be the first dive. Marriage was around that he would hold his hand up. And say it's being stampede. And that's of course one of the fundamental distinctions when you look at the nfl competitive european football right that a player like staff at if you look at his lines trajectory. He was number one overall pick. Wasn't he moro. Pick lands there word. Play at a smaller cover less successful club to be to be maybe more accurate in european. Then get the move to city or to boss oil to rail three four five years into their career right. That doesn't happen in in the nfl and a lot of the time. Of course the cyclical nature and the fact that there is a a party in the egalitarian. Constructive not teams shouldn't dominate in the patriots and outlined. Everything i get that right so you stick around and then you get good. The team gets good so it doesn't really matter but you do get these situations where you have a great player. Who is a team. That doesn't seem to break that trend that is with maybe one season exceptions a perennial struggle or indifferent just the races to the degree. And so you have this body of what is going on notice because he's not in a sexy markets on a contending team and yeah of course we're always matt stafford and seized the highlights. Not make underestimate. Just how good player is one hundred percent if if you're watching if you're watching the games on sky for example say you're watching you watching whatever games that they pick her before before he went around you. You were saying staff at a couple of times a season And probably not late in the giving you always him. Oh yeah that that's true. I'll bet for a lot of people. The the most they would see of him was on that day because the fan might be okay well. I'm watching my team or i'm watching red zone. And then that particular thursday in november you get seen matt stafford usually against a good team and having an having problems and so i was talking to someone. Line a few weeks ago alliance fan. Who was really hoping that stafford with the rams would beat the bears which you know you should want that. If you're alliance fan you want divisional rival to lose right and had done a screen shots of a preview that they'd read saying that matt stafford an excellent record against the bears and i thought what is that record. His record against the bears is eleven and nine or was with the lions is now twelve and nine with rounds so eleven and nine counted as an excellent record..
"stafford " Discussed on The Nat Coombs Show
"Way. Let's get down to business. Benedict's is a good to see the sun is shining. London is a sunny place right now and the nfl is sunny place right now. It is living up to the billing. Living up to the hype. We're on our heads trying to canada. I was listening to bill. Simmons getting into this with cousins set on his cost and he put forward the argument other other any really. Really strong teams you can make a case of fallibility any of the contenders right. You absolutely can. And when when we next talk college football. That's that's very much the theme there as well that there's loads of really interesting teams. But they're on their own their teams. You can be like. How does anyone beat these guys. Everyone everyone's got their flaws. Everyone's got their strengths. And its or even at this early stage of the season. It's all kind of shaping up quite nicely rather than it being the you know. It's who's who's going to beat the chiefs in the super bowl it. You know which is interesting because the chiefs of problems going into the season it very much was. It's the box in the nfc that she's in the afc and putting cases for the browns the ravens. The rams narrow click favorites two weeks in two games in. That's been that's been torn up. I like the fact that you said. There are teams that have strengths and teams that have weaknesses just like life than just as true so beautiful. Let's get into it. Robs boxes obviously where we're gonna lead off because it is the game of the weekend. No doubt about that. With respect to the forty-ninth packers because sunday night. Football incidentally speaking of sunday night football is on our edge. Russia me improper. Only the producer dropping saturday mornings getting you set for the weekends with all the edge on the action mathilde. The cat picked the ravens lost week in standing and staring in a very strong of wave of opposition to the ravens. Winning straight up. Mathilde didn't blink. She picked the this week she is made pick on the edge rusher. You'll have to go over there and listen but let's great stats but something. The community knows exactly and this of course was done. The scientific way deep analysis hours and hours of preparation to make up pick. We put a dreamy biscuit in idaho. Hand one hand was the bucks. One was the forty niners and whichever one she went. Full was the pixie. You'll have to check out address to find out with whether she can go to of verdict Robbins box gave the weekend. Stafford against brady to contend no doubt about it in the nfc two electrifying teams to watch amongst the most enjoyable and exciting teams to watch. Although if we fast or flip back. I should say to law season when the two met. This was very much a bucks team. That bene- bucks offense specifically. It was so trying to find its feet right. A lot of people are building. This is the brady revenge game. Because brady didn't have a good time. If it against the rams lost time unday pulled off the trick that those few teams that have managed to get a better. Tom brady over the years. A- getting pressure up the middle in particular like getting in his face the middle that was their key to success whoring and hassling and and putting him off his rhythm which is no mean feat. So can the rams repeat the stymie thing they certainly can although obviously they. They don't have jared goff. Now i i don't if they should be very really worried about having the lack of jared goff magic to take them. It is against the super bowl champions. He's a pen. They are poor jared. These big was inevitably is going to become. The joke. Might appoint jared goff. Look i get it. It's clearly they going to. As i'm really interested to get into the rams offense from looker in particular what What stafford brings drill down a bit more those a great piece on. Pf bisect galina. Who said that amongst other things staff. It's taking the weight of his head coaches shoulders because because staff. It's so much more expansive because he's got that deep threat because he could improvise ultimated in the way that gunman that mcveigh had said really really choreographed to the point. suddenly restrictive and and to the point obscenity so offense no doubt upgrade in the quarterback position and year on. The defense is what. I want to start with a can. The rams get to brady get through the offensive line. Because if they can then they have a very serious short short at this right but it's easier said than done. yeah and they. The rams had such a weird weak on defense against the colts. The colts were moving the ball. A hell of a lot and should have scored more points than they did. It was very strange game for anyways. Anyone who watched it live was watched it back since the colts can feel a little bit hard done by the rams deserve to win. But the rams defense was didn't didn't do a whole lot to stop the colts. All the time and the pressure that was coming from up fronts from the rams was not where it should be. It was that pass rush especially was pretty good against the bears but not fantastic in week. One it was. It was certainly more than good enough but the bears terrible offensive line. The colts have a better offensive line..
"stafford " Discussed on Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin
"Stop being annoying. It's not that serious bro. it's just football. I'm going to swipe left. Also but i'm gonna have it from a different perspective. Which is i. Don't blame anybody's personal relationships for poor performance on the field. I mean it just so happens that the packers looked yesterday and they made the new orleans saints look really really great yesterday but i thought what aaron rodgers said after the game was really interesting. This is of course after he put his hair in his man bun. And i don't care how rich you are. How famous you are. How great you are. I had a man bun. I'm here to tell you we all looked terrible in the mand bunch but aaron rodgers said yesterday's like hey it's one game like we played really badly. It's still only one game and there are still sixteen more games. Yeah let's see what happens to the packers before it's all said and done. Well remember they. They got their butts kicked against tampa in tampa aaron. How terrible game then to and it worked out okay. After that i think it was like week five or whatever it was last year and they still made it to the and dial like yeah. It will work out. It'll be just fine by the way. Jameis winston and sean payton. I love that marriage. When i was filling in for max a couple of weeks ago i was all over that like when they were debating. This tastes hilfiger tastes. He'll he'll give jamison coach and let's see what he can do and so far so good tastes. Them hill was a guy that was on the new orleans saints roster on the kickoff coverage team and they figured out you know what he's too good of an athlete to go. Let's find a way to use him. That's where this whole kind of swiss army knife position came. But he's not a real quarterback. He's a gimmick quarterback. Yes that's exactly what he is. He's a good quarterback all right. Speaking of gimmicks are very popular gimmick radio. Tinder is done for today every day at five thirty. Make sure you're listening to radio. Tinder we got it. Because lindsey brought it eight seven seven ten espn. I know we've got a fool. Border calls people that want to chime in on se. That people klay hilton's go. Who do you wanna see. Why how do you feel about the clara. Did they waste too much time with this situation. Eight seven seven seven ten. Espn if you're ucla. Fan how are you feeling about this situation at the moment. Bring it strong. Give it to us at eight. Seven seven seven. Espn eight seven seven. Seven three seven seven six. Also you have performance anxiety and public restroom. Saw you know what. I'm talking about spring. We'll get to that plus news on the nba. That you're gonna wanna be cleaned onto if you're a laker fan explaining them. Yeah man i. It's so every time. I listened to park and i. I have a lot of his songs in my phone. I find myself just going man. I missed that dude and not only for his music obviously but just his social commentary like. He's such a brilliant dude. He was such a great artists. Like you know. I'm sure many people our age kind of know how how town he was beyond just wrapping performing like he was an unbelievable dancer like he. I believe he went to juilliard like he was an incredible talent. Man is still to this day. Twenty five years later whenever it's been sorely missed man. Twenty-five years is incredible. And it just reminds me george that this saturday was september eleventh and it was the twenty year anniversary of nine eleven. Two thousand one. And i took a picture this past saturday with my four kids. We went to a bar to watch football game. Because my kids all know this quarterback from notre dame he went to high school in san diego. My kids all knew the guy so we went to this bar to watch this game. And i took a picture and i realized that on september eleventh. Two thousand one. I had one child who was about six months old at that time. And i looked at this picture. Look at these kids. Twenty one thousand nine hundred seventeen fourteen. Wow that's twenty years. That's how you kind of measure the years twenty five years flu like that twenty years the same deal so shout out to pock and shout out to everybody that was thinking about nine eleven this past saturday. Yeah for sure. Obviously happened in vegas and mike tyson after mike tyson fight and all that speaking of vegas vegas raiders are playing at the moment and scoreless with two minutes to go in the first quarter. We'll keep you up to date on how that's going. Speaking of the raiders. Though in vegas retired about keyshawn the other day we played that audio whatever keyshawn had derek carr and his top five and i felt that was a little bit of a troll job like by the way the ravens just scored a long touchdown touchdown run their run middle. Right through the gut of the raiders. Defense tight tyson. Williams thirty five yard. Td run and a lot of people. Now have him on their fantasy team. Because gus edwards also went down We all know. Jacob dobbins with two for the ravens but kisha benching. Derek carr was in his top five and elite quarterbacks. And i i just felt like had to be atro- gruden because i i don't see derek carving. A top. five quarterback is easy. Like is he top of anything like individually scott. You covered the nfl for a long time. You played college football you you are in training camps in the nfl. You know. i'm talking about arm strength accuracy. Anything like is there anything you can look at derek carr and you say to yourself. That guy is at this particular skills at within the quarterback. Construct there's not one thing that i can think of not one thing it all that derek carr top five quarterback in the nfl not anything not in forty yard dash time not in two hundred twenty five pound bench. Press not in. Throw the ball as far as you can throw it not in terms of speed not in terms of accuracy. Now look his whole perception could change or at least my perception of him could change. If all of a sudden the raiders became a winning team. And maybe derek carr finds himself playing in a super bowl. My perception of derek carr is that he is a middle of the road. Average starting quarterback. And if i were the raiders. You know the one thing i'd be thinking about is i look at the rest of the division george and i'd say okay so kansas city has the number one guy in the nfl. The chargers have a young kid who only in his second year. Who already looks like a superstar coming off last year. What he did this past weekend in washington while denver doesn't really have their quarterback situation handled per se. Teddy bridgewater look pretty good this past weekend. Derek carr just always looks to me like a middle of the road guy so until he gets to the playoffs. That's how i'm gonna perceive him. Which by the way. George gets us right back to matthew stafford i perceived matthew stafford the same way and detroit. He's a good quarterback with really good stats. And he's a super tough durable guy who can play through injuries but all of that being said he individually was unable to bring everybody else around him up to his level. Now it's football. It's not basketball. He's one guy in eleven. And he played for a terrible franchise. All those things are true. But he just couldn't elevate everybody and now he's with the rams where he doesn't necessarily have to because the rams are used to winning are accustomed to it and they expect it and there's the big difference for me. Yeah i mean. Look i i just think that i look at matthew stafford though compared to derek carr like matthew. Stafford's got a gun bro. Like that thing is should be illegal to carry. You know what. I'm saying like eight a licensed to carry that. Yeah i seriously dude. So i don't see their that. Like i said i look at derek carr and i think he overachieved in two thousand sixteen or whatever it was and he's a good quarterback not a great one. Good in the sense of if if you would have put derek carr on that ravens team that joe flacco on the role. They'd win the super bowl. He's that good I think he's better than joe. Flacco was at that at that point but that team was like the perfect defense basically or one of the perfect events like a perfect storm. And that's what you need. You need like a perfect storm. Ryan tannehill under another one of those guys even though he's a little more mobile than derek carr where tennessee last year lightning in a bottle. They've got a great running game. They agreed lie..
"stafford " Discussed on First Take
"About that. Who do you think there's more pressure on stafford and mcveigh before i get there. I got interest. I got to address this conversation. You say you're going to take some barbara but so asked him to allow me to reintroduce myself love and so you made a phenomenal point. You made a phenomenal point. That in that super bowl that twenty nine thousand nine super bowl. Sean mcveigh got exposed. And you know what was interesting a few weeks earlier during the twenty eighteen season sean mcvay also got exposed when the number one rated offensive team in the la rams came to chicago and played the number one rated defense in the chicago bears and that was when that was on that team that was owed shot mcveigh got exposed when they went to that super bowl and you saw that new england ran the exact same solid defenses. The exact same coverages that you saw that the bears run. That's when i knew. Oh this is going to be a problem. But here's the kicker ou can't. Here's the kicker and here's the only reason why the la rams are going to be a super bowl contender super bowl contender this year and super bowl champion next year. Here's the reason. A good quarterback can race bad coaching. A good quarterback can make an okay coastal kaka phenomenal coach. I've seen i've experienced firsthand. i've seen that makes use. If you guys see it you see it to. Who's the code senior bad coach. I just want to know. what are we doing. Sean mcveigh got exposed. In the super bowl he was labelled as his brilliant coach we met emmitt. Chicago met them in the regular season. Got exposed that he got exposed again in the super bowl right. But what happens. When you get a quarterback matthew stafford not rookie not a second year third year trying to figure it out a seasoned vet a guy who can draw from every angle guy could look look defensive backs off safeties off a guy who can make play even when you think it's going to go wrong. That's who matthew stafford is. So even if sean mcveigh said oh i had a bad day. You have a bad that even when you have a bad date would quarterback matthew stafford. He will make your bad days. Look good but that's what he does and so it wasn't matthew staff right before this rams. They're not going anywhere. That was my belief that was my opinion. But then matthew stafford came into the picture and motivated matthew stafford came into the picture. A defense though. They do have a new new defensive coordinator morris though. They're not going to be the number one defense this year. We all understand that. It's still have weapons on defense. They still have a brilliant offensive. Mine with sean mcvay and a and a quarterback who can erase these a greater rigs right. You can erase all the wrongs that may happen in the game. Such how. I'm just make make make sense for me. How do we go from. We did not think the rams were a super bowl contender or even going to roll. But now they have stafford like this is a team that got that felt. Hey if we get a quarterback we are good such now telling me that no that the rest of it. The rest of it wasn't good enough like like stafford. Kin can erase all ills on this team. Sean mcvay good coach or is not a good wasn't enough it wasn't gonna let's just. Let's be clear we we saw the last year. It wasn't good enough right right. Eight barely making the playoffs. They crawled into the playoffs. We didn't know what the last three weeks of the season if they would make it would make it with chicago. They crawled into the playoffs. They didn't do well like we know that. That wasn't good enough. So that's point number. One point number two defensively right brandon stately coach me in chicago. I know the brilliant defense is. He was their defensive coordinator last year. That's why they have the number. One defense brand. St louis is now the head coach for la chargers. He has gone. So i know for a fact that their defense will be as good as it was last year even with aaron aaron donald and jalen ramsey. I know that. For a fact. But what i also know for. A fact is that matthew stafford is that dude. He's that is more pressure on him. The mcveigh's what you believe. No the pressures on mcveigh. It's gotta be on mcvay because this is the second first round pick quarterback that he's a coach in five years. Who gets that opportunity. Nobody gets an opportunity to coach to first overall pick number one overall not like the second or the third pick or thirty first number one overall pick so i think matthew stafford is going to ball and going to shine. But if he doesn't if he doesn't if the la rams don't go in at least compete for an nfc championship game. 'cause see told y'all know said this year that they're going to be nothing championship game next year. They won't win the super bowl. The reason i got one in this year escape obey still tampa ban. Tom brady brady brady if they don't if the. La chargers aren't a playoff team are going to the nfc championship game this year with that quarterback then shop. You've got a lot more questions than answers. Nipsy house we have seen. There's a kinship between hooper's rappers from thirty for thirty podcasts. And the undefeated this is the king of crenshaw haviland motivate. I mean at that like the ethos of being an elite athlete. I don't know what is it was my biro. Plus it was all about how we could better our city life is really a marathon. Listen now on sirius. Xm pandora stitcher or wherever you get your pocket. Math says when to great things come together. They make something. Even greater for instance one plus one was too simple right. How about this trunk. Plus hotdog equals tailgate. Turf plus dancefloor he in zone and when you add friends plus football equals espn fantasy football. It's as simple as that yes. Spn fantasy football with insights provided by ibm watson. Sign up now at espn dot com slash. Fantasy football right. Everybody please brace yourself. Because i have a huge surprise. Urban meyer has finally named trevor lawrence as the starter against the texans. No one saw that coming right. No one okay started. Both preseason games is going to start this week's finale. So here's urban. What took so long to make that decision that sort of your strategy ahead of time that you had have certain time setting mind when you want to do it but you know there's it's a three week. Preseason as opposed to a four. We do have the bye week afterwards. But i think as we continue it's Matter a little bit of repetition out so we wanted him to earn it as we do with every position we felt he has after the last night's performance was It was good obviously not great. What we run the ball very well but But i kind in. My mind had that as a at the second. Preseason that we kind of have to get someone ready to play in three weeks okay..
"stafford " Discussed on First Take
"Team that has leadership in playmakers at all the right spots and i think when it matters the most they won't make the plays if they would've to met up head to head in wealth game more so than what dallas will at this point. I just believe that number to getting back to dallas. And the whole dan quinn argument. You know when you laid out the whole Scenario about house a cargo went from being one of the worst defense in the league to being one of the best and their vic fangio who all of us have tremendous tremendous affection for and respect his competency. That was a four year process. You laid out. That wasn't come in one year over to overhaul all the people all the personnel implement your scheme and bam go from worst to first. That was a four year process. We're not talking three years down the road right now at the cowboys. We're talking about this season. What is the tangible effect. He's going to have on this football team as released winning that division and being a playoff title contender ultimately. And i just don't see it now. Look i'm as big. A fan of dak ziege amari and cds anyone. But i just don't see it. I think this is washington washington's time for this division and if wasn't they can find the quarterback if they can actually get a good quarterback one that is on the level of all the excitement surrounding these young quarterbacks that came out this year lookout because that team is set up for long term success. Hey hey rose here. And you're listening to the first take. Podcast spoke all fans. I wanna tell you that. Nfl sunday ticket dot tv is like having front row seats to every live out of market game every sunday afternoon. No matter where you live stream right here favorite device in this season that means. At weeks of glory in more games than ever before just visit nfl. Sunday ticket dot tv in order today. Use promo code. 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I wanna have opportunities to make big time. Plays in the fourth quarter against really good teams in big moments rather than a one o'clock game on a sunday somewhere that quote is from espn's cover story by set the wicker sham and sam. The man makes a really good point. He once bigger things out of his career and he has seemingly moved on to bigger pastures greener pastures. So do you think that stafford is going to win a super bowl. La i do. Actually do i think you will. And based on the model that's been presented before matthew stafford we all know. He has a phenomenal arm talent. Not if everyone doesn't know before they're going to know now in twenty eleven through for over five thousand yards and forty one touchdowns like this do can do things with the ball that we all talk about with patrick mahomes and we all are over and gush over we is watch it because detroit's games are on one o'clock on sunday with five six seven games. He's got five primetime games this year. But here's the reason why went super bowl. He's got not only a number one defense from last year. That number one rated defense guys like aaron donald and jalen ramsey. Yes they have a new defensive coordinator but still top defense. He's got an offensive line. that can protect. imagine whitworth. you've got gotta left tackle and also got a brilliant offensive minded coach. Who can get him where he needs to go. I think the la rams are going to be obviously in the nfc championship game this year. I think they could be that. Good a motivated matt stafford. Who's thirty three years old like tom. Brady's forty six so like let's not talk about older. A motivated matthew stafford cooper cup robert woods offensive weapons and then yes. It's a strong division. But man i think with the weapons on offense weapons on defense the offensive line just traded for sony. Michelle the la. Rams were a lot of ways the quarterback away last year and the year before and when they were in the super bowl before i think the matthew stafford can take them there this not this year but next year. What was the quarterback on the ones we will. Who's their quarterback. Jared goff so. Here's my thing. The narrative out of la seems to be only. We had a quad competent quarterback man. We really have done something. Y'all got to the superbowl. 'cause i know because i covered that game i was there and i watched. Sean mcveigh like yuck it up with build belting like oh this is great. I'm with bill. And then i watched the offensive genius. Get completely embarrassed. And like that's that's the truth in sean mcvay. If he was sitting here right now he would tell you. That was not my finest day it. So it's not. Just the jared goff thick like it seems like we're just kicking. Jared goff is like oh okay. Now he's now we can really do something. And i don't think. That's fair to jared goff. And i understand matt stafford. Because when you think about quarterbacks under a ton of pressure to me matt stafford as it is at the top of the list might be. You could question whether it's death won him to or or stafford one deck too Because matt suffered is that everybody believes it. Everybody says oh if he ever had you know consistent weapons ever if he was out of detroit wallpa- now of detroit like now. The stakes are really high. Because john mcveigh was labeled the baby genius was labeled the offensive grew. And since. then we've seen a rams team push everything to the table draft long time. I had a first round draft pick. You push everything into the middle of the table to. This is our time once and so it's not that i don't think stafford is capable of winning us. It's what's happening all around in late. It might be sunny in la all the time but it is not always sunny in that building so that to me is the real issue because you mentioned acho you mentioned on no. I'm taking my time. I see the hand getting ready to robuck. Because you're in the stephen h no power. Now you see you know that you mentioned the defensive coach like they got a new defensive coordinator. It's not just a new defensive coordinator seven assistant new assistance cleaning offensive line coach. Andrew whitworth one of the best offensive tackles in the game when healthy. He's also almost forty. That's not to say he's not good. Andrew you are so good but when do you think that when a super bowl this year maybe next year. Okay how to me. How old will be then. You know what. I mean like we talk about the steelers and the offensive line and moving pieces around and new new coordinator new coaches all. That will the rams have to deal with that too so i know that it sounds. It's real great to get excited about the rams but to me it's internally and i think there's way more pressure on straw mcveigh than matt staffer knacks and a lot. And.
"stafford " Discussed on First Take
"Division. I think they lose to washington in the first all that talking. You still think the cowboys women division. Yes we'll lose to washington okay. I think both teams make think. I think i think we'll be surprised that dallas wins the division offenses talented. They are really really talented. But it comes to winning championships. i think defense championships lewis anything yet. Look i bowl upset along. I think washington is going to win this division. I think dallas is upside. Their ceiling is division winter. But i don't think they have enough to deal with the talk division the division winners throughout the rest of the they can't deal with green bay. They're not going to deal with tampa not going to be able to deal with whoever ultimately comes out of the west all right so they're just not going to be able to now. I've always said that. Dallas cowboys are always surrounded by your rational expectations. Because they're america's team now they're on hard knocks did you see that drone footage of flying the star. I'm i'm i'm all on dallas as far as all the glitz and the glamour and all the expectations come from hell. I have high expectations to expectations of them to after seeing that drone footage but the reality the reality is this. There's too many unknowns especially when you're talking about winning football at the highest level is a three phase proposition is not just about deck more for five thousand yards and cd inamori. In ezekiel those guys are all great. I love those guys. I would i would. I would not wanna play against them. Those guys are are big time playmakers but we know that it's a three-phase proposition when you're talking about winning playoff games and getting ultimately to the super bowl which is where jerry jones said he would do anything to get back to buy three phases special teams and defense have to hold up there into the bargain. I like dan quinn. Unlike his energy. I like his pedigree. I like where he comes from. A mall lid on the whole seattle mantra plane fast and physical and relentless in rushing the passer big strong secondary guys in knocking the crap out of people. They've been proven anything yet. Nothing and last year their defense was flat out. Let out embarrassing. So he has to kinda like have them unlearn everything that they learned under mike nolan. Start over from scratch. That's why i've said all along. You really want to talk about what dallas is ceiling is going to be. Don't talk to me about dag and we know what those guys can do. Tell me this. Tell me what kind of year. Mike parsons is going to have. Tell me what kind of year trayvon digs is going to have. Tell me what those guys are going to do. Tell me if late and vandross is going to stay healthy. Tell me what jalen smith is going to do. And i'll tell you what dallas is upside ultimately going to be. Because i don't know what it's going to be worse. Look let me let me let me let me tell you until you always be worth louis. Let me tell you you. Louis louis check this out there are no questions about dallas's offense you could say dax arm. Maybe a healthy. That was offensively is fine defensively. It's been the issue dan. Quinn is the answer to the defensive. Question is so everyone talks. About how bad playing. Check it out. But he's coaching and coaching matters to vic fangio go to mig fangio and the chicago bears in two thousand fifteen vic. Fangio was well known as one of the best defensive minds and football. The chicago bears in twenty fourteen when the thirty second ranked defense in the nfl. Thirty two. that's worse because there are only thirty two teams vic fangio comes in two thousand fifteen. They go from thirty two to nineteen. It's not amazing. But it's better. He's building a culture. Two thousand sixteen. They go to number nine right still getting better. Two thousand seventeen drop a little bit ten and two thousand eighteen remember that twenty. Eighteen chicago bears defense. Everyone talked about the defense in the league. Number one defense number one defense because of a coordinator. Yes there were. There were new players on the team but a coordinator can change everything. And we saw that even even even with dan quinn in seattle when he came and took them to the number one defense at two thousand thirteen twenty fourteen. It's so yes. The question can be does dallas. Have the players the personnel. Play the kind of defense that dan quinn is used to playing that questions to be answered but will they be better on defense. The answer is absolutely yes now. On special teams briefly. John john fossil we all know him bones right like he's one of the best coordinator special teams coordinators in the nfl. We all saw la rams all the trick plays like he's the he's the expert when it comes to the special teams and so yes. There's no questions offensively outside of dax arm which are all talking about. Is he healthy. Or is he not but defensively and this is why. I believe that the dallas cowboys will in fact make the playoffs. Lafayette win the division. Because defensively dan. Quinn is entering those questions with guys like jake. Jalen with guys like van. Deresh with guys like michael parsons with that. He's answering those questions. Defensively starts now. And that's what he's doing. I tell i gotta stop you. Because i was with you. I'm with you on the cowboys winning the division. What what gets me as you laid out all this evidence for why the cowboys will be better than last year and then turn around and said that they're gonna lose to washington in the first round. I'm with you on the cowboys and to lose lose point. I don't think this defense will be worse. I don't think he can be worse last year. We talk about points per game given up their twenty eighth. We talk about yards per game. Up last year twenty third. I guess statistically sure they could drop to thirty two but based on all the evidence that was pointed out here. I don't think dan will allow that to happen. And that's why. I'm high on the cowboys. Provided dacca's healthy. I'm high on the cowboys in this division. This this this division is not good and so when you think of a ceiling i do. I don't see them to the title game. And that's the thing they have the potential but we have repeatedly been disappointed by this cowboys team. So that's why. I'm more reserve. But i lose it to washington in the first round a bit. That's interesting well. Let me tell you why. So we presented the case for the dallas cowboys. Let me just go and louis from you on this as well. 'cause kimberly she's gotten knock knock me all the way but let me tell you why. Washington football team gives legit right. Why put them over the cowboys when it comes to the playoffs when this sticking point not to win the division but to the new york giants did it when they won the super bowl. You don't have to be or division winter to go win the super bowl. Go into playoff game but that that's not my point. My point. is this coaching matters. Once again going back not even defensive. Coaching head coaching ron rivera to time coach of the year. By he's building a culture the same culture we saw carolina carolina washington's. Not there yet. i believe. Washington is a quarterback away from where they want to be but the same culture that they build in carolina. That's a culture that you really see shades of that with the buffalo bills. Sean mcdermott there with him as well. That same culture that we're seeing. I think you're seeing that culture in washington as well and so when it comes to coaching i put. I put ron rivera above mike mccarthy when it comes to coaching when it matters and so that's why i got both those teams making the playoffs but i have washington edging. Edging the cowboys down. Look i disagree with that. I mean i think washington has resolve and the level of toughness on their football team where it matters the most which is look i. I'm with you on the whole ron rivera thing. And i'd like mike mccarthy. I love mike mccarthy. Mike mccarthy i've known him for a long time than twenty years all right but i believe that this football where it matters the most on the football field washington has a bunch of guys that can flat out play. Now they can't i mean and they are built strong down the middle. This is.
"stafford " Discussed on ESPN Daily
"We can't even though we try. We still don't know the levels of competitiveness in this league it is a cutthroat league and it is a league in which there are no excuses and i think that matthew stafford finding got everything that he wants but they still have to do it. And i think that that's one of the reasons why he was reticent to go into those details so that fear the fear that matthew stafford has that leads to want to preserve every miniscule edge from a reporter. What does that suggest to you about. What will be watching in la when he gets under center in the biggest opportunity of his life. Well we don't know right but the stakes are big in june. I was at this event at so-fi stadium in inglewood which is going to be the site of the super bowl in february and the rams andbranch fans kind of have this idea of. Hey we're going to be this year's bucks right. We're going to import a new quarterback and we're gonna play the super bowl and win the super bowl in our home stadium and stafford in. Sean mcvay were there. As part of this event kevin frazier. The broadcaster brought them on stage. And in one point. Frazier said to them. He said bring us the rings man. We expect them and it was interesting. Because mcveigh stafford both sitting next to each other kind of smiled and looked down and then look back up but neither really said anything and there is nothing to say. There's only the season ahead. And that's the thing that i think. They both internalize no more than anything. You can import a flashy quarterback you pair him with this generational offensive mind but super bowls are not one in june. They're not one in august one over the course of the season. And the answer will unfold. This fall seth record sham our quarterbacks expert our new kabo san lucas correspondent. Thank you for joining us on. Espn thanks man. I'll call you from the pool. Please do and up next v creepiest college mascot in america might be exactly who you think. Goodyear believes in the power of moving forward. No matter if it's on the court the track or the fields movement makes us want to be more. It pushes us to go further to show the world what we can do. Movement has the unique ability to change our perspective to challenge us to work for a better tomorrow. Movement can even bring us together when we're still because if we're focused on the next move we don't have to worry about what's behind us goodyear more driven. Here's another story. I want you to know purdue. Pete was declared the creepiest college mascot in america this week according to a survey of roughly thirteen hundred people conducted by a company called quality logo products. And if you've never encountered purdue. Pete before purdue pete the mascot for the purdue boilermakers i just want you to close your eyes with me here for a second and just imagine because it's not just that produces a normal human body but with a ridiculously oversized head. That looks like woody from toy story. Wore a black construction helmet. Is that of a cowboy hat and carried around an actual sledgehammer. It's that purdue. Pete has judging by expression just caught doing something that he clearly thinks. You shouldn't be. His eyebrows are bent. Upwards in extreme judgment is themselves are these enormous swimming pools with the pupils intensely probably dangerously dilated and it all suggests that purdue pete is taken aback. Frankly the sheer site of you. He's scandalized by you. And actually in this encounter. He thinks you're the freak. But purdue pizza mouth. That thing tells a different story. His mouth is kind of faintly smiling. Like he's the mona lisa of west. Lafayette indiana with his lips closed but still conspicuously unstressed like this is not a grimace. He's wearing it is not a frown. His massive jaw and it is gigantic. It's kind of loose is giant chin cleft pretty tellingly. It's definitely unclenched. And so if you look closer in fact it honestly looks like purdue. Pete has seen this before now. Purdue pete might not want to admit that purdue. Pete might want to act like he's shocked and scandalised his eyebrows raised and everything but don't let those pupils fool. You perdue pete. He has seen some things done some things and now he's here the creepiest college mascot in america. So you might as well open your eyes at this point because what purdue pete has really wanted to see this entire time is you. I'm pablo torre and this has been. Espn daily. i'll talk to you tomorrow..
"stafford " Discussed on ESPN Daily
"And sean mcvay. In addition to having his heartbroken by having to relive this as he later told me was absolutely blown. Away at stafford's recall he could remember every play of that drive to go. Win the game and you can see. He's got a photographic memory from all the experiences and it usually when you're around these players you know whether it's matthew and even just talking to breeze a little bit when we were in kabo those guys they remember these plays. It's like an inventory where they just stored in their vault. I think that what sean mcvay wanted in his next quarterback with someone who he could look at it as a partner you could use all of that experience to help take pressure. Off of sean mcvay in the play calls. There's some quarterbacks who simply have in an eight creativity and you can call the perfect play. But that doesn't mean that that play is going to be executed. Well and one of the dirty little secrets that quarterbacks will only tell you off the record is the number of catastrophes that they have to manage for on any given play getting the snap. Diagnosing the defense and throw the ball accurately to the open. Receiver the stuff that we'd love them for. That's the bare minimum of the play. They have to know in their head. What offensive tackle or lineman can't block his man. What running back may run the wrong route. Which receiver can get open against a certain cornerback. And you have to do all of these things to manipulate the defense and account for all of these problems to find a way for the plate to succeed. That's what sean mcveigh was looking for a quarterback. There's so many things that you look at. What the quarterback position but your decision making your timing your accuracy the rhythm your ability when things do breakdown all schedule what does it look like having the ability to create on your own. And you know he was checking the boxes in a big way and that's one of the things he was most impressed with with matthew. Stafford is that matthew stafford is certainly no stranger to disaster and he watched him succeed time and time again in those moments that you know the game is kind of out of a coach's hands. Well we don't think of him as the type of quarterback that sean mcvay would look at it and say to himself. Oh thank god. I don't have to. Re defense is for him in the way that he had to do i. Eight jared goff. But the coaches knew that he was the type of player who could do that even fans didn't and i think that's one of the most interesting things about this once. Matthew stafford made it known that he wanted out of detroit and word got around the league. There was a lot of teams that were involved. The carolina panthers actually offered the best deal but he didn't want to go there and he didn't have a no trade clause in his contract. The lions wanted to send him to carolina. They could have his preferences. Were in order. The los angeles rams the san francisco forty niners. Who were so heartbroken by getting matthew. Stafford that i think that. That's one of the reasons why they ended up. Trading up to draft trae lance and the indianapolis colts but the rams were by far the leader in the clubhouse and you know i think the organization did him a real solid by trading him. There yeah so so this meeting in which their vibe ing out over this game that was a failure for mcveigh a win for stafford by the way because you mentioned it. It does seem like somewhere in the distance. I'm now imagining kirk cousins. Also heartbroken just like for many reasons from the pool maybe on the other side of the beach but that meeting pushes this deal forward. How how fast the things pick up. After that picked up really fast. It picked up really fast to the point. That even sean mcvay now has a hard time believing how fast it came together when learned. Matthew stafford was in kabul with him. He texted rams executives. You're not gonna f- and believe this but matthew stafford is here. After that meeting he was back to his phone. He's watching more cut ups on matthew stafford testing the patience of veronica his fiancee or perhaps investing in their mutual happiness. One could consider it and he wants matthew stafford and he gets on the phone with the owner. Stan kroenke the same owner who paid jerk off a ton of money right only a couple of years earlier explains why matthew stafford is. The guy that sean thinks will lead them to a super bowl. That was just explaining why felt like he would be a good fit. Talk a little bit about the time that we had spent together. And you know that. Trust them mr. Crockett makes you feel is is a big reason. Why you know feeling believed in feeling supportive is is why you wanna do everything in your power to make him right on some of the belief that he shown and you know matthew stafford was at dinner with some friends and his phone rang dinner and kottakal math. You've got a call got up. I didn't even realize he left the table again. We were there at the friends so just talking to them and he came over and he was like well. I guess in the night. After that the staffers got together with the mcveigh's and they toasted to their joint future. And is sean later. Told me things. Got pretty hazy. After that it was l. Congratulations to new ramble. Forward to a lot of fun. And let's enjoy this night and then There was a lot of phone calls and tax and different things like that. Some of which are very clear others that got a little bit hazier later in the night. I mean you described so many of these behind the scenes intimate details through your reporting that almost mask the fact that matthew stafford when you confront him directly about the nuances the details of the craft of quarterbacking which you as a reporter know as well as anybody. He is not helpful to you right. Like how would you describe his wariness. How would you describe how that personality honestly might mesh with the setting of one of the largest media market in the league with paparazzi and media members crawling hoping for details all the time. Yeah it was annoying to be honest with you know people close to matthew had been like you know. He's so much more of a thinker in a transition in you know so much more about the craft than anybody ever asked him about. So i get there. And i'm asking him about the craft. I'm asking him about his thinking. I'm trying to get a window into his inner peyton manning and he will just not go there he can see the irritation on my face and was kind of sorry but really not sorry he would go off the record though in describe challenges for him or things that he was seeing or things that he was struggling with that he didn't want out there and it kind of hit me that you know. I don't think that matthew is trying to be difficult. I don't think that he needed a drink in him as someone close to him. Said you might want to get a couple of drinks in them and then interview honestly a great journalistic approach pretty much every scenario. Exactly i think he. He's got a lot of expectations on his shoulders and he hasn't done it. Let's face it. I mean as great as he has been at times. It's debatable whether he's truly a top five quarterback right and i think that he wants to be tested on the biggest stage and prove to himself that he can do it in those moments and in the context of that i totally understood why he was reticent to give specifics to a lot of questions because you know that stuff matters. I mean peyton. Manning would get mad at his receivers for sharing details of audibles years after he used the game..
"stafford " Discussed on ESPN Daily
"So the twenty twenty season has come to an end for matthew stafford and the detroit lions and now. He's considering seriously getting out of there. How did that day unfold. So the lion season ended with a loss to the vikings that was similar to many losses during matthew stafford's career in which both played well throwing three touchdowns and came up. Just short stafford throws incomplete. Vikings finished with a win seven consecutive win over the detroit. Lions misfired on a two point conversion. That would have tied the game after the game. He decided that he wanted out and he told kelly that he wanted out and he was going to ask the lions for trade but the next morning he was already going back on it. Kelly walked into the kitchen and he was emptying dishwasher. He was very quiet. We talked about the nine for but we one hundred percent sure and he was pretty quiet and for matthew. You can tell his overall mood when he's just not saying much. Even around was having this conversation with themselves where he was reconsidering maybe deciding that he could gut through another year but when he left that morning to go back to the facility he asked kelly to say a little prayer for him He's just kind of silent and right before he left. He was like all right. Well you know wish we locked say for me and he met with the lions brass for many hours cried during that meeting i wanted to. I wanted to make sure that whatever happened to me. The lions got something in return for it as well. One of the best for both of us. And i felt at that point. The best thing for both of us was to seek a trait in and try to get as much as they could for me the semi to a place that i could hopefully succeed in and he came home knowing that he was entering his final couple weeks as a detroit lion and he was nervous about it and after a couple of weeks kelly said look. We gotta get outta here. I told matthew he was stressing out. Obviously there was a lot of stuff going on this point and we need to get away anyway. We need to get out of the country. I don't care where way from football so they ended up going to kabo and usually what happens in kabo stays in kabul but as i've learned in talking with stafford and with sean mcveigh they cannot stop talking about what happened in the kaaba. Is this locus of really. Nfl power as it turned out over this off season because there is matthew stafford. there is rams offensive. Tackle andrew whitworth a friend of matthews. Who's also on vacation. They're coincidentally and then they're also is. Sean mcveigh just randomly vacationing. It feels like skulduggery. I'll be honest with the year. It all feels like this could not have possibly been accidental but pullback veil for us on this vacation what was happening. How do you see that. It was accidental and drew. Brees was down there to kyle. Shanahan was down there to thinking that he might get involved in the matthew. Stafford kabo is just a place where. Nfl players sort of know together and possibly make moves habit. I've always thought that you get the best. Nfl gossip from being at the bar at the combine late or being at the hotel bar during nfl owners meeting up. I'm going to ask our bosses for two weeks. And i'm just going to go to the pool and see who rolls up you know. What of all the expense report schemes. I have heard throughout the years. That might be the greatest thou boone. Matthew landed there and he texted his friend. Andrew whitworth who also just happens to be the ran's offensive tackle We landed got to the hotel. And i told them. We're saying that the place where staying at and if he was anywhere close we could try and hook up plays golf. I think it takes me back like yeah. I'm at the pool. Andrew whitworth tech. Sean mcveigh to tell him that. Matthew stafford's there and matthew stafford's been in kabul less than an hour they all congress and magic happens. Shana said not too far over there. Probably watching tape or something on his on his phone but he was close by stafford. In sean mcvay just start talking intensely and kelly stafford didn't even realize that was sean mcveigh. She just thought that he looked so young. That he must have just been a friend of of ranger whitworth. I mean new sean. I didn't really know what he looked like. At this point. I was talking to his fiancee. I was like so. How do you guys each other. And she was like. Oh will my fiance coaches andrew. Like oh so so. They all are hanging out here around this pool. How quickly does it take for this trade to get orchestrated well. So mcveigh had heard that stafford wanted out and it was very quiet. One of the things that matthew stafford wanted he didn't wanna play the league game with the lions and so they both promised to keep this thing under the radar. The forty niners knew that stafford wanted out mcveigh had heard that stafford wanted out and it actually watched cut ups of him on his phone before this and they get to talking and mcvay brings up this game from two thousand sixteen. It was week seven. Sean mcveigh is the precocious. He's always precocious especially precocious offense coordinator for washington. And they're.
"stafford " Discussed on ESPN Daily
"What was that adjustment like him. I think it was horrible. One of the things we discussed was you know. The mental gymnastics required to manufacture hope. It was really kind of fascinating. Kelly stafford at one point told me his wife. Kelly yeah wife. Kelly told me that it's not just at the beginning of each season. It sometimes can be getting you through the week getting you through the press conference when simply aren't sure that you guys have the horses to compete in the nfl. He would have to be the guy who always positive. Always trying to keep guys. Aren't we can do this. let's go let's go and i could imagine after continuing not to. You know win those games that gets hard and that gets repetitive. Matthew just talked about you know blocking out the expectations blocking out the coaches blocking out any problems and thinking about his teammates and the people in the huddle with him and how they're counting on him to perform and how he didn't want to let them down before each season he would get to a place where he'd have her convinced that they were going to go to the super bowl believed it. Oh he expected to win it every season. You think like after years and years of literally putting everything on the line and not accomplishing what you want that mentality change but it never did it really. Didn't i asked him. What's it like to be at home and watch the playoffs. And watch these other. Quarterbacks author their own legends. Do you watch it. And he said yeah. I do watch it and it was horrible. And he's acutely aware of the perception of his career and that's of someone who puts up a ton yards. I for a lot of touchdowns occasionally commits the momentum altering turnover but more than anything. Isn't there playing in late. January and early february as we've become accustomed to watching the great quarterbacks do and so with apologies due apologies to bobby lane i suppose stafford is arguably the greatest quarterback the lines of ever had right seth i mean he leads the franchise and wins in touchdown passes in passing yards. Those are seemingly reasons. why. Sean mcveigh might be hopeful. He do better under his system. What has mcvay been seeing in matthew stafford. Well i think that sean mcveigh is a very ambitious coach. That's no surprise. He's accomplished a lot for what he's done it as coaching career. But i think that one of the things of the offseason that we've seen with matthew stafford with the forty niners trading up draft trae. Lance is the limits of what you can do with a very good quarterback version a transcendent one and i think that towards the end of last season. Obviously there are some problems between the coaching staff. And jared goff. That's been well documented in. It left mcveigh open to the idea of an upgrade and set just to clarify what that was about it. Was this idea that sean mcvay is the boy genius coach right leg. One of the offensive wizards of the modern. Nfl and he had this toy it almost sounded. Like sometimes jared goff his guy that he could control to do whatever he wanted and then in the last couple seasons in l. a. That toys just seemed to break. It's a thin line. I mean jared goff did not play well in that super bowl against new england and still. He threw a pass down the sideline midway through the fourth quarter. To brandin cooks. Cook would have been a touchdown pass or if they had called pass interference on it which could have done also the rams tied game and who knows how the game ends instead. Jared goff through the same pass on the next play and it was intercepted smart defensive coordinators around. The nfl realized that jared goff a good player but he didn't quite re defenses as well as the best quarterbacks in the nfl did. And the sean mcvay called plays designed to read the defense for him And there are limits to how successful you can be in quarterbacks game when that's your best chance and i think that one of the themes i get into the story that i spoke about with coach mcveigh. Is you know what can a truly great quarterback do. I think that when matthew stafford was drafted by detroit people thought he is the guy who is going to lead us to the promised land. He's gonna take us to a super bowl as it turns out in detroit. He learned the limits of what his ability could transcend and now in los angeles. They're counting on those abilities to push them over the top and win a super bowl.
"stafford " Discussed on ESPN Daily
"Like the rams were the fit for us looking at it. In the short term there it was. It was really exciting. Space on the recent past success you know. It had been a bunch of years in the playoffs. A bunch of years with winning records once the trade happened and it was decided that i was going to be there. I wanted to make sure that. I was pulling my weight when the los angeles rams created for matthew stafford this off season. They handed one of the. Nfl's biggest arms to one of its biggest brains head. coach sean. Mcvay and while stafford in detroit was pretty easy to overlook on account of the general awfulness of lions. There is no ignoring the quarterback. Now not in hollywood not win nothing short of a super bowl which will be hosted in. La this postseason would disappoint today. Seth witter sham takes us behind the scenes of how the stafford trade went down. Would it all says about quarterbacks in the modern era in how kabo apparently is the nexus of power in the nfl. Pablo torre. it's wednesday. August twenty fifth. This is espn daily seth. I've summoned you here today. Because you've written this cover story on matthew stafford who i have now learned likes to be called matthew and not mad. A mistake i've been making for years and years now and it got me thinking that i really don't understand anything actually about matthew stafford or is interior monologue. What he's actually like. But you do because you spent all this time with him and his wife and his new coach. Sean mcveigh what did you learn about. Who matthew stafford is prepared to take over this franchise as the new star in. La matthew stafford is in a lot of ways. The most famous lease known quarterback. In the nfl seth wicker shammas covered the nfl for espn for twenty years. And he's kind of been in this relevant franchise his entire career. The only way it could have been worse if he had been drafted by the jets. And i think there's a lot of football fans who have never seen matthew stafford in his twelve years in the nfl. Play a complete game. No not because of injuries. Even though he has had his share but because he plays in a franchise that is never on primetime television except for thanksgiving and at one point. I asked him. What do you want out of the rest of your career. And i found his answer to be very earnest in humbling. I just want to be successful in know those teams. You really remember those teams that have success get to make runs and and you know whether it's playoff runs bruhns all that but I play this game to try and win super bowls and That's that's what i wanna do. I would love to Have the opportunity to play in that game. Many times possibly can from here on out. You know you think about all the quarterbacks who have authored their legends in the twelve years since matthew stafford has been the nfl with these big playoff moments in he has none of them he doesn't have a signature play And i think that he's very aware where he is in his career in. It's one of the reasons why he wanted out of detroit. You ask him at one. Point piece seth you talked to him and mcvay about the sheer number of prime time games. That are gonna be on television for the rams. It reminds me about something that i don't really ever think about either. Which is that timeslot for. Nfl teams not all of these things are created equal and the rams are going to be very much in the spotlight this season. They're not only going to be in the spotlight. But they're going to be under pressure. Because matthew stafford went to the los angeles rams engineered a trade there for one reason and that's to play in a super bowl and sean mcveigh wagered. His coaching career on another quarterback the second time couple years now for the chance to win a super bowl and so they're not only going to be on prime time. They're going to be expected to perform on primetime. Yeah in your piece. Seth you walk down this metaphorical memory lane with matthew stafford. And it's a ballroom in suburban los angeles. He's doing the thing that all famous quarterbacks do at some point where he signs like a million pieces of memorabilia and you realize that this is him walking you through his football life. What was walking down that memory lane like it was really interesting. So i got to this hotel north of los angeles and i walk into this ballroom and there are just rows and rows and rows of memorabilia and i walk up to stafford and as i got to him. He was signing university of georgia. Memorabilia we got to talk about his time in georgia where he started for three years and left georgia known as a winner. Someone who had performed well in bowl games. And then he goes. I overall to the lions they were the first winless team in the modern. Nfl history they were owen. Sixteen team right. you know. He got to detroit win. The city was at its lowest in two thousand nine during the great recession. And i think that he took a lot of pride in his dream of delivering that franchise a super bowl. He showed some promises. a rookie. had a great one of the most memorable games ever on. Nfl films where he blew out shoulder. And through his fifth and game winning touchdown pass as time expired. Wanna be somewhere to go down on. The field is not getting up early on the ground. And hearing the time. I'll call for some reason in my head that clicked it. I had a chance to come back in the game. I you know the kind of moment that showed promise that showed that he was not only going to deliver as a number one pick but that he was a special number one pick and he ended up leading the lions to three playoff games. Didn't win any of them but they were kind of spread out in sprinkled throughout his career. And i don't think the lions were ever able to get anything going. Yeah oh hold on a second year. Because the lion seth. They've never made a super bowl ever so it's not entirely matthew stafford's fault it's safe to say on that front but the thing about matthew stafford that makes people think that he can be this savior type figure. Let's be very honest about it. Is his arm. Stafford beautiful sites staffer. How would you describe his arm. And what makes that thing special. You know. I think that everything. That patrick mahomes get celebrated for now throwing off platform the indifference to stepping into passes shifting his arm to different angles. Depending on what windows are open. Matthew stafford has been doing for twelve years and a lot of people. Just don't notice it because we didn't see it. We did see in that way not that often. No matthew stafford is the type of wondrous arm. That's allowed him to problem. Solve at a high level. That's a gift. That's exclusive to the great arms. The ball just looks differently coming out of their hand. And that's the type of thing that matthew stafford has had his entire career. He's always had that blessed arm. And the lion. Seth i mean they were blessed to have that arm for as long as they did. I mean this is the franchise that is most famous for early. Retirements of it superstars right. I mean this is barry. Sanders retiring famously. Early calvin johnson going to do the same and stafford. I think was the guy they hoped would survive the whole lions experience. But he's also the guy who was this quintessential winter at georgia as you say so him becoming the face of a quintessential loser..
"stafford " Discussed on The Business of Sports With Andrew Brandt
"You know they'll probably pro right out the big contracts donald ramsay and but again stafford. Better be good. Just better be good. Because they don't have the margin of error. Say the lions have if goff's good great if he's not okay they're rebuilding and they got a couple of extra number one's coming up at smith point final. Say something about the super bowl. Here we are. We made it the covid World the cove season that some of us. Even you know in including this guy. I was so concerned. I didn't say the. Nfl should not play. But i did say as you've heard so many times. I'm like a really doing this and we did it. Reports a record this on monday of super bowl week we've got a couple of covid I don't know if they're positives or contract traced players already for the chiefs not a surprise. I mean it'd be neon naive to think it'd be different right. It'll be naive to think things would be different With the way it is now so we've got a covid situation with the lions. I mean with the chiefs. We'll see what happens Am i like said to. The game is obviously you know. I think the chiefs have such explosion which every team wants but where there's no concern at all being down ten ten plus points were other teams. There would be concerned to spend every other team Because of the weapons because of homes because of their quick strike offense. I said this two years ago when you have the combination of andy. Reid won a more creative minds in the history of offensive football with patrick mahomes and the speed weapons that he has. Yeah it's it's pretty lethal. So i do favor them. I am impressed by braiding. The bucks Going to catch up to be on the road. Somebody now i thought that bay obviously. But i think now it's going to catch up to him. Even though their home in the weather the travel to washington and to new orleans and to green bay and before that the end of the season they were traveling to the last three weeks. I that's tough you know in the winter is going to catch up with him. In my opinion. I just think they have a good defense but this is different. You know this team is different in less than sabe. This is not a slight on brady but this came up with stafford. It just seemed like overnight. Staffer became this really good quarterback of the same people that say that. Hey look at this quarterback. He didn't win ex playoff games. He didn't make it to super bowl. He only won one super bowl. Li like rogers. It's like embrace Would stafford seemed to become a lot better overnight. Going to a team that could win. But i thought it's about the quarterback..
"stafford " Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Stafford 29 in German town, 33 at Reagan National. I'm John Matthews on 105.9 FM. Washington's mall. W M A L. NOW Washington Mornings on the mall. Good morning to you. It is 8 37 here on this Monday morning, Which is I'm sure the start of a very, very busy week of Mary Walters Bins, colonies. Good morning and joining us now, Dan Bongino. He is the host of the Dan Bongino Show Podcast. He is a parlor investor and a friend of the show, Dan. Thank you for joining us this morning. Sure Happy to do it. Yes. Oh, Parlor of you have been locked out. Parlor is black. Um, I you know, went Tohno it out last night and parlor is not there. I had seen your note on parlor that, you know, Don't worry. We're gonna be down for a little while. But we are coming back. What are the odds of you coming back? The odds are 100%. We're coming back because you know anybody who thought we were gonna take this lying down. You picked the wrong guy. That's really bad news. In my life over the last few months, and it's really kind of clarified things for me. So we're not done. We'll probably be back by the end of the week. I encourage everyone to go there. On and support us because you'll be next. Mean anyone who thinks that this fight, you know, I said on an earlier appearance on Fox, and I'll say again anyone under the illusion that you know when you kissed the collect brain thing. They're coming for everyone. Even have some competitors Father who are like Oh, no, I don't worry. We're okay. We have server farms, Ugo. Have you considered the fact that the Internet service providers will be next on the block? Any access to the Web site? What? You didn't think of that? You don't think that's next. You think that's some kind of a joke? You understand? These people on the left are vicious totalitarians who don't give a damn about We're in stage two of what they do every time. Right. You saw this with George Floyd you're seeing and now you have a really horrible event. That Due to its tragic, horrendous nature. Gets bipartisan condemnation across the board. What happens then, with the left and their media totalitarians, a big texts. They used the opportunity to make a political fight. Not a principle one because there are no principles. At at at stake that Aaron Dispute the right. No left agree. What happened is inexcusable. There's no principles being argued you can We all get that right. The left, takes it then and runs with it makes it political life is always stage two and over, responds in a gross totalitarian manner, defund the police white conservatives from the place of the Earth on tech, and then you see a counter reaction you saw in 20,010. The tea party and everything else. And I think you're going to see that next. Appreciate telling anyone out there. Yeah. Pretextual power grab strangling any opposition wherever they can find it. It's so so, Dan. Um, you know, First of all, you mentioned that you've been going through some trials and tribulations of yourself this year. You've been very public about your battle with lymphoma, and we should say here publicly that you all have been in our prayers. I know that's a that's a tough fight. You're definitely capable of fighting. That aside, you do so many things now, Dan On this issue of parlor again, in which you're an investor in the big story from this weekend is you got Amazon, of course, banning your access to their servers Apple banning your ability to use their APP store. That's gonna be a problem. Google band in your ability to use their APP store called Google Play, That's going to be unendurable problem. I mean, at what point do you and the rest of the team that parlor decide. We're gonna file antitrust litigation against these gigantic tech companies who are conspiring against us. Well, we're working on that now, that was that started on Friday on day case. If we win, I can't even imagine what the damages would be. I can't. I mean, I don't I don't know if they'll be the hundreds of millions or billions. Talk about this. We were number one in the absolute. We were garnering about 500,000 new users a day in the APP store people seeking a refuge from the Twitter totalitarians on parlor. We were shut down. Jack Dorsey from Twitter, the CEO to represent dumb enough to put the heart emoji taking a screenshot of the absolute other words celebrating we were shut down advertising that they love their monopoly. The damage is air going. I can't even say it again. Anyone listening in the audience Because I'm a I'm a libertarian, leaving leading conservative and have been for a long time. So any my libertarian friends saying, Oh, no, My God, Don't let this is crazy. It's a free market company that can do what they want. Really? It's a free market company. So you're suggesting to me that a government enforced subsidy which is what section 2 30 is the Twitter and Facebook Enjoy. You can't sue them. They're claiming their platform. That nearly trillion dollars subsidy was available to Facebook and Twitter, sponsored by the taxpayer, But parlor wasn't entitled of Real platform wasn't entitled to the protections that law is supposed to provide. And you're still suggesting to me. This isn't Some kind of dead at the free markets at work here. Are you insane? Are you smoking? Some kind of rejecting mainlining drugs right now? Do you think this is a free market argument? You really need to rethink that. And by the way, this legal precedent for this read The Wall Street Journal Op ed today about Marshall versus Alabama. We're a so called private town decided they were gonna ban religious materials. They lost that case because they were acting as a de facto government. And that's exactly which Twitter and Facebook or doing now by closing down the entire public square debate and shutting off government figures. Would suggest. Let me let me let me just go back here. Dan. Did you say that You don't have to 30 protections or you do but no way we should, but we have none of.
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"About why would we'd okay. The why would. We was a song that i did tom. Riding on but not much most everything on why what. We was already a there at all. The good jokes were already there and it was written by don boven. Don bowman was a comedian. A comic country guy who wrote a parodies and funny songs and he wrote Allowed week it's a fun song and it also reached number seven. I mean it did really well. Yeah that was a top ten record. And i think don bowman wrote that song during a time when people might not play so much you know what i mean because it was about that evil we more controversy. Yeah i couldn't tell you honestly if they even tried if even released it. I really don't even know i can tell you that teaching and i was one of those guys that they were calling all the time trying to get the records on a lot. That was not an issue at all. That's good to hear. I i i know it did. Well still get a great reaction. You know all these years later without doing concerts. That people seem to remember and like it. Let me ask you about your recording career. Some people describe usa country artists. You sound country to me and and yeah you're hits are all top. Forty pop hits in country. You know if. I look at the performance of your songs country. None of them really were top forty. Why is that well I never had a lot of luck. In country musica. What specifically released to the country stations and so forth. I don't remember having too much success in that area. Like you said my songs were pretty much all pop records and scored in the pop feels and so I don't have anything against country. Music just fine. I just haven't really connected too much in that area and also episode. After i'd done what i did and i been you know out in around quite a bit. And i'm bound up doing some shows in branson the roy clark theaters used to be there and and a lot of us would come in. Everybody would go in for like three days. So he'd have two or three x in one week and so everybody that came to. That theater looked around that town and said my. Gosh this is where all the country people come to see a show. I if i play here. I don't have to go to them. They'll come to me. And so all of a sudden you've got boxcar willie roy clark and wayne newton and andy williams and tony orlando piling into branson and we had probably. I would guess a thirty year round of bumper to bumper traffic. People come into branston dec- shows and there was quite a few theaters all over the place. And you've got one. Yeah the dips effort theater. I i got one little Run that i did that. I'll tell you about breath gives you an idea of how many people were coming to branston by theater. Seated at eight hundred people. And i did two shows a day seven days a week also out for thirteen years. Got gotta be tough work seven days a week though that when you're doing something like that and it's working really well and all you don't think about it it's just too much. Fun is just way too much fund because you just do it shows all the time and trying to work on new material and recording things and making videos it was a wild and woolly and branston for a long time and now it's kind of a little bit. I'm not saying it's not busy doing quite well and adding new shows and new attractions. Now do you live there year round Yeah yeah. I've been in here in brandon for a pretty. I don't know how long. But i property twenty five thirty years. Okay but a pretty good pretty good while so. Let's talk a little bit more about your tv because you did a lot of tv. I read somewhere this morning that you were on the love boat. Yeah i i did a three of the love boat three love votes. Wow okay so what happens is is kind of make the rounds you know back in those days if if you get a little popularity deal you kind of get a little bit in demand and so i did had some love. Votes did a couple of sea island. Oh i i was a fantasy. Could you believe i do. You're good looking guy. I can say that. Bj the bear. I had cop. Patty and myself as little bit and a clint eastwood movie. Any which way you can so so. I did some things like that. You know that was all pre branston. Hollywood oh i loved it. As a matter of fact the last three years. I was out there before. Found up in branson in malibu That was probably as cool as it. They got had ever had an opportunity to be a part of it was just live it out there. That place burgess spares some stout the street and don rickles save street and they were just celebrities. Were all over the. But i'd say chris chris stops go running by what a what god that was. Jogging on my street was guys. Run all this up for the beach. Boys plus name for a second. Brian wilson Yeah right well. He was jogging he was jogging. Yeah just bump into people like that out there because it's a magnet. But i gotta tell you. The one thing i should have done was by house out there. 'cause houses that were like even expensive like a house that might have been a million dollars out there. You know it's like twenty million now. It's unbelievable the houses just didn't get more expensive. They just got completely out of control on the beach. What a lot of the yeah. Yeah well i was. I was there three years and It was just bad typical. You know just. That's all i can say just to be there and you wake up with the morning. Walk out on your deck and you say oh. I got the pacific ocean. I never got used to it and i'm happy about that. It was it was. It was overwhelming. When i got there. It was overwhelming. The last thing. I was there. It was wonderful experience. All those wild hollywood parties and all that stuff see too many with that. I thought were wild or anything i i went to parties and yet i got to meet people those parties to of the guy that i was always a fan have a at a hollywood edgar bergen. Oh you remember him. Sure he'll a little puppet based charlie mccarthy right. You're pregnant at got the girl and was a big actress with his daughter right candice. Bergen sure i. I think she had a bedroom in their house. Beside charlie mccarthy he had a puppy had his own bedroom who know this little quasi. I'd bet that's probably all. I want to say about that right well. Hey i appreciate you spending time with me. Anything little pieces. I kind of remember from back then. But i've enjoyed remembering some of this stuff so this was very for me. I'm glad to hear that. Hey listen you you've done some great stuff. I mean the the music the movies the tv. I mean you know you've had a hell of a car tackle those psychopathic god. I was unlucky. You gotta be lucky. You gotta be talented to your dancer. Has to be lucky brother. You said no matter so tell us out there right now that this isn't get the chance or a baby.
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"Stafford six ten eastbound ramp to go south on I. ninety five that ram is blocked there's a vehicle there that is overturned Jack Taylor WTOP traffic Chuck bell has our storm team four four day forecast and check it's looking a little on the cloudy side this morning but yeah after a beautifully clear early morning the clouds are definitely are rolling on in and rolling in fast once they overtake our sky here in the next little bit it'll be almost all cloud cover until probably sometime during the so gonna happen Thursday afternoon very little sunshine between now and then temperatures have recovered a bit from some subfreezing starts this morning we're already up to thirty nine in College Park Maryland thirty nine in Leesburg Virginia currently forty one here in Washington DC no rain anywhere to close to US on storm team four radar might be a sprinkle or two of rain this evening but honestly most of us are gonna wait until after midnight and before the morning commute get started tomorrow for rain to return so not a big rain chance today but an eighty percent chance for rain tomorrow and again that really does arrive later on this evening today's high as the clouds move in above average but you know without the sun out it won't feel as nice fifty seven the high today temperatures will stay in the low to mid forties overnight with rain becoming increasingly likely that tomorrow eighty percent rain chance temperatures will stay in the mid fifties for highs tomorrow afternoon and most of tomorrow's rain is between say midnight and noon should it'll stay cloudy and still be damp lots of puddles around the steadiest of the rain should taper off for tomorrow afternoon commute and then on Wednesday will start off cloudy but rain free and then rain becomes likely again by mid day Wednesday could read some brief periods of heavy rain Wednesday afternoon and evening one still be mild to up there sixty degrees mild enough we could even have a rumble or two of thunder not a big severe weather threat but any early season thunderstorms always were talking about and then the cold front comes through sometime around the time the sun comes up on Thursday showers will be gone before lunch on Thursday gusty northwest winds mean much colder weather for Friday and the weekend I'm fronting for meteorologist Chuck bell for WTOP I check right now forty seven degrees in friendship heights forty four on Capitol Hill brought to you by Len the plumber trusted same day service seven days a week it's nine twenty to at least three people were killed and several shootings across DC over the weekend a sixteen year old and a seventeen year old are are among those who were killed Jamie's alaia and Wilfredo Torres were killed in the shooting on Saturday on thirteenth street northwest in bright LED and a man was killed in a separate shooting yesterday afternoon just off New York Avenue northeast in ivy city over the past two weeks the average price of regular grade gas here in the U. S. remains steady at two fifty three per gallon it's not nine cents higher than this time last year average price for a gallon of diesel nationwide is two ninety eight industry analyst trilby Lundberg says this period of relative stability probably won't last as spring approaches and the man rises this is the time when we begin to climb in our seasonal demand they'll be at jumpstart to that at the beginning of daylight saving time we also have a slightly higher cost of creating gasoline because of the anti smog with formulations that cost a bit more in the spring and summer there is a chance that fears over the new coronavirus could offset those increases if worldwide oil demand drops to your health sponsored by the DC department of health you can't get the flu from the flu shot get vaccinated today well sometimes what we say or maybe even what we don't say in a text message can reveal a lot maybe even when someone is at risk of suicide researchers at the university of Virginia say their study suggests that language in text could help mental health professionals but someone had an increased risk of self harm in real time as it stands now clinicians have to rely on patients to self report suicidal thoughts the study used software that coded language of nearly two hundred thousand text from thirty three people who had attempted suicide before keying on words indicating an angry mood that could reconstruct the timeline leading up T. cell and potentially in danger and that could Q. professional intervention before something.