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Future Vs. Now

NFL Live

44:04 min | 10 months ago

Future Vs. Now

"The horror movie star shadow emerged in the quarters and we don't like they came after US got chasing me recurring breath and the Halloween spirit and Louis not so fast and for the Panthers Win as they narrowly held on to beat the cardinals and perhaps the marquee accent and company and we will be joined by Patriots. cornerback Stefan Gilmore Amy Woody robbed Nicovic. I'm Suzy Kolber and since it is the day after Halloween go wrong with a pirate I've told this one out handful of years but a little frame by frame you decide which is real his mustache or mind today there's a little tremor the systems go but wait I heard you drove home in a buzz it but we thought it was kind of funny that in that seat yesterday was Victor Cruz and fit woody that would fit woody this already now listen that will be really Anderson I report this morning the Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton is headed to green bay to visit renowned left-foot lists frank injury reach to panthers GM Mardi Herni had one hundred percent unfortunately we haven't reached that point the next step is how about this some context on this visiting Dr Robert Anderson all the way in Green Bay might observed cam previously going to see him because he's one of the best with eat is get themselves all right cans but to get healthy about week nine right well no not so fast Ron Rivera at point and now with Dr Robert Anderson it tells you you can sort of read Hollerin issue there are injuries it can't get worse if you go out and play this feels like a situation where until themselves more time because of the way the Kyle Allen has played the first five weeks of replacing able is so unknown I know people that have had Liz injuries where they had to have surgery and that's a long it's everything that he does as a quarterback especially out of the pocket running yeah it it takes a long time to recover from that and you know cam because taken this long for Cam to really try to recover from this injury or having surgery people said you should have had surgery the season was over these guys but don't you don't just expect him to roll back onto the practice field later on this into the reigning league. MVP quarterback Patrick mahomes field mahomes. We'll have some more clarity by about two o'clock or so as we expected to hear from kind of expect them to be back any minute now it might be one more we even to more Patrick and especially perfect season alive in Arizona it's our Thursday night theatre they said Cisco over again Garoppolo throws out will sanders boy that time they're gonNA catch the three one baby talks throw on the run he's cards can't stop the clock forty niners will win this how to hopefully find their best play just didn't work out for us this time no I'm not really upset can you. We're undefeated so we're told his passing yards and touchdowns on third down going twelve and four hundred fifty nine yards and three everybody's been talking about the defense but rob I mean it was nice to see this offense really rolling last night align right there and then the defender right behind the receiver and he just put it

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Stepping Stone

NFL Live

30:49 min | 3 months ago

Stepping Stone

"Cliff BARNES COMPANY. Is the family employee owned maker of cliff bars cliff kid and luna bars? And here's something. I love about them since they started almost thirty years ago. They've always put people and communities I now they've committed to help feed the fight with get this an initial donation of more than seven million cliff Luna and cliff kid bars to food banks first responders and healthcare workers fighting this pandemic boom community. It's a beautiful thing. Lots of great stuff to get to with a front office field today. A big hello to nick. Mike Tannenbaum and he'll gates. I'm Suzy Kolber guys as we head into the weekend. It's time to pick up the pace. We're calling it fast. Paced Friday with lots of intriguing topics off the top former steelers linebacker James Harrison. Stir things up when he went on barstools going deep gas earlier this week and insinuated that steelers head coach. Mike Tomlin violated. Nfl rules in two thousand ten after Harrison was fined. Seventy five thousand dollars for a head on Browns Receiver Muhammad massive y yours. What Harrison said the greatest thing Mike? Tomlin ever did. He handed me an envelope after that. I'm not GONNA say what what. He handed me an envelope after that listening on everything. I love my daddy is great. I hit that man with about fifty percent of what I had and just hit him because I wanted him to let loose the ball he also added. If I had no that he was gonna find me. Seventy five thousand. I would have tried to kill him. Steelers President Art Rooney released a statement disputing. Harrison's claimed I am very certain nothing like this ever happened. I have no idea why James would make a comment like this. There is simply no basis for believing anything like this now. All this caught the eye of Sean Payton. Your member pate was suspended the two thousand twelve season for his role in bountygate the NFL scandal. That accused the saints of paying players bonuses for injuring players on other teams from two thousand nine to eleven. Here's are waiting for the League to investigate that. They shouldn't hold their breath. I think you know what took place with us. Back in two thousand eleven in so many ways was a sham. I would be shocked if That'll be something that's tucked away under the rugged Park Avenue. They'll look into it briefly. Listen I don't get me started on I our salary honestly something I'll never. I'll never truly get over because I know how it was handled and how it was run in the reasons behind it. And that's just the truth and then today. Harrison clarify what he actually meant on instagram. While y'all really comparing what I set to bountygate Mike has never made me for hurting someone or trying to hurt someone or put a bounty on anybody. If you knew the full story of what happened back then you'd know that. Bs Fine for a legal play wasn't even penalized during the Game Lewis. What does the League do with this whole situation suzy? I think they obviously do their due diligence and look into it to make sure there's nothing illegal took place but I think it's important that obviously that the steelers via Mr Rudy came out and denied this Jayme. Harrison's longtime agents said he never heard anything about it and instead there was no truth to it and then James Harrison himself came out and said look. I was not paid any money to try and injured players. Purposefully you're trying to knock players out of the game injury and I think it's important that those people hadn't say that and maybe we'll hear from Mike Tomlin as well the league. We'll have to look into it in order to maintain their credibility as far as investing these types of things. But I think it's also important that people understand that back during that time and even times before that it was very commonplace for players especially on the defensive side of the ball to be paid. You know little bonuses if you WANNA call it for big tackles for tackles inside the twenty on special teams for interception sacks turnovers. That was something that took place. Regularly did not amount to coaches incentivizing players to injure guys in take them out of football games. That's not something that was happening and I'm hoping that obviously that that's the case here. I agree with what Lewis said and I think the legal surly look into again as Lewis mentioned for credibility purposes however. I'm sure it's going to be a quick sort of perfunctory investigation. I think what Mr Rooney said was accurate decisive and the League does not want to get into the business of looking into every claim by a foreign player and again generation ago things went on player to player player to coach in terms of rewarding players for big hits like this but things like that. I'M NOT GONNA leave for five ten years so again. I expect the League to look into it. Mr Rooney's comments may take a large part of the investigation. And I think we move on. I do think the interesting extract though I would love to hear what coach Tomlin has to say because he has immense credibility. He's been a great coach for so long so I would love to hear what he has to say. And I'm sure at the appropriate time. We'll hear from him as well. Just what the lead. The is what Tomlin needs right now. Is opening a can of worms next fast paced? Friday topic follows the biggest move of the off season. Dvd's twelve Tampa Bay and so much discussion about what the Patriots will look like without their super bowl winning quarterback for the first time in forever. Your Safety Devin mccourty. Obviously Tom is a huge figurehead. In our organization. He's been there twenty years on but I think it will just be more veteran guys. You know I think God like Julia who haven't gone a ton of credit for his leadership he's God will step up guys like James Light. David van captains they'll continue to lead on but I think the biggest thing is we gotta be ourselves. We CAN'T TRY TO FILL TOM GAP because we can't do that. But it'll be a new regime new. We've got embraced on and have fun with it whereas from a veteran field. What do you expect from the Patriots offense? This year maybe sinked here susie instated the obvious the patriots offense will not be as good without Tom. Brady no kidding. He's the greatest quarterback to ever play the game but it will be a little bit different. The system has been in place for twenty years and he's only does system will be entirely overhauled but there are some things jared them. Does that are different than Tom? Brady? That I think will be interesting to watch this year. Perhaps some new creativity some new wrinkles from Josh mcdaniels. This is a player in Jericho. Who He's not Lamar Jackson Athletic Ability. But he's also more athletic then. Tom Brady is and could probably a particularly effective quarterback on the move. I'm not saying that Patriots are going to have the run. Pass options is the staple of their offense in two thousand twenty but there might be some different curve balls thrown this year because of stadiums differences in terms of skill set than tops. Right and field. Right after being known for just do your job is the Patriots are great at adjusting. Maybe not M does it better. Then there's the flipside of that on this fast paced Friday. What exactly will the bucks offense look like when you mix reuss areas and the no risk it? No biscuit offense with Tom Brady and what he does. Best Clyde Christianson. The Bucks quarterback coach offered up his take on the offense to Bob. Kravitz of the athletic. Here's what he said. I think what we'll see here in Tampa is Bruce's offense with a Brady influence. Bruce wants to keep the offense the same. We did some good things last year. Tom has been terrific as far as saying. Just tell me what you WANNA do. You coach them hard. Those high performers despite what people might think they want to be coached is looking for a new adventure. This certainly it. How much do you believe that they need to adjust for him? I think first and foremost protection is going to be. You know priority number one for Tom Brady. Because last year looks completing only thirty two percent of his passes when he was under pressure at the bottom of the League or near the very bottom of league. And that's something. They want to make sure that they take care of so obviously dressed in drafting to play right tackle goes a long way to try and solidify the line. I think getting the ball out of his hands in two point five seconds or less will be something that you will see them. Try to do a lot of. They will try to attack the middle of the field for those quick strike. Quick drop a type of passes and then the plex passing game particularly on first and second down which is where they'll be able to take some of those shots on the outside is what they will do. So I think it's going to be a combination of what he was used to. In New England as far as the quick strike passing game and then the play action passing game in order to push the ball down the field of Mike. Evans and Chris Dodd One. We'll be something that they try and take advantage up as well. Offense is really tried to do this but I think with Tom. It starts with protection first and making sure the quickstart passing game is a big part of this offense at traded up to get worse and you know. They added that fairly talented tied into the mix as well. Sean Payton back in the mix for our next pace topic regarding the acquisition of former number one overall pick jameis Winston who is a free agent came on board in late April. Jay was greater than the two thousand twenty draft class. Here's what paid and had to say on one. Oh five point seven the fan in Baltimore. I'm excited To work with him. I Know Our coaching staff is when you go through this process sometimes and you're looking at the draft for instance in. You're spending a lot of time on each position of the draft. And then you say will throw Winston into this draft. How would he great and I think he fair extremely well in in this class in a number of classes Enough to where? Someone thought that much of them where they selected him the first pick of the draft. Mike do you agree with Peyton? You think Winston is as good or maybe even better than let's say Joe Borough of Spirit Joe but I think he's a really intriguing player ice scouting and when he came out. He has a lot of upside left. Here's a great expression. The taste of the floor of the character sets a ceiling. I think he had some growing up to do which he's done. And when you compare him Susie out Smith through their first five years and their careers Jameis Winston has a higher completion percentage by four points. He's almost a hundred yards more per game in terms of production and it takes some time. I've been around guys like Vinny Testaverde. You look rich Gannon. This is a developmental position. His our was still up to me and I don't agree that I've heard champagne say publicly about some hill. Maybe is the future Thiessen Hills thirty one. He only through six passes a year ago. I think this is outstanding. Signing by the saints and I think the Arrow still very much up as a released to Jameis Winston Chore Move. Obviously by Winston too is at this move is not about the money a chance to learn and grow final fast. Pace topic takes us to some very high praise for the reigning Super Bowl. Mvp Patrick Mahomes from a division rival. And one of the League's best pass rushers von Miller on the broncos Miller said this to the Washington Post on how you stop Patrick Mahomes think. Can't we've just got to score points if we're able to get off the field you can hold them to a third down here and there but that's on our offense we've got a score on offense because you cannot? It's not smart to go into the game and say we're going to hold Patrick. Mahomes two points. This is Dan Patrick staple you can't stop him. You can only hope to contain him. Field defensive coordinators have plenty of time in their home offices to game plan. What do you think Susie? Von Miller is conducting virtual learning right now for all those players play defense in the AFC west specifically von Miller has the most decorated resume any player in the AFC West on defense. He's won a super bowl he's been in. Nfl All pro. The guy is a perennial pass rushing machine as you mentioned if you're any of their AFC west offensive player or anybody on the chiefs scheduled this year. You know you don't do you. Don't poke the bear. Listen To von Miller. Don't give Patrick mahomes anymore ammunition than he already has with all of those weapons on offense Miller's here now the broncos do up a chance to be really interesting on offense this year because if you look at their skill group it's one of the fastest most explosive groups on paper in the NFL. But I love the attitude and approach. He's taking don't try to test greatness because sometimes when you do it ends up burning twice smart words here from Von Miller Super Bowl Champs at it does sound like they got even more dangerous no on. Nfl Live from our Adam. Schefter Ravens owner Steve Shot and his wife Renee donated one million dollars to the Maryland. Food Bank to help the growing need for assistance during the covert nineteen pandemic way to go where exactly two months out from the July fifteenth deadline for teams to sign their franchise tag player to a multi year contract extension if Dak Prescott and the cowboys missed this deadline. They we'll have to wait until the twenty season over to get a new deal done. It's a topic that has been talked about almost every day this off season. Why no new deal for yet earlier this week cowboys hall of fame running back. Emmitt Smith who wants went through a similar situation waiting. If you understand the business of leverage you have leverage then you you try to set the rules and the only way you fight leverages you fight it by by by establishing your grounds and I think at some point This stuff will subside. And it's not that important right now is not worried whether or he's GonNa get sign. I'm not even concerned. I believe he will get it done and I believe the cowboys would get done because they. We don't have room to be playing games playing chicken. In case he held out. The cowboys started the season. Two EMMETT got what he wanted. He became the highest paid running back in the league. Louis where do you see the leverage all of this? Yeah right now as it stands. I still see deck sitting in a good position because of the fact that Look Dallas does not do not want to carry this huge cap number into the two thousand twenty season. And they don't want they don't want deck taking the kirk cousins approach and really trying to force their hand as far as just signing franchise tag after franchise tag to the point where they just can't swallow it anymore and they have to let him go and let them become a free agent because unless they know something that I don't about Andy Dalton or they have more confidence in Andy Dalton. Anyone else does. I don't think that they view Andy Dalton at thirty two years old despite the fact the ass over one hundred thirty starts over two hundred touchdown passes as being the future. That is the future they have set this up in Dallas for to be the future so I think they. They know that it's imperative for them to get the deal done but right now. They're not up against the deadline. So there really isn't any pressure to necessarily get the deal done but I still feel that deck is sitting in a good position and he should stand his ground. As emmett alluded to has men's leverage in every day gets bigger and bigger. I think Dallas made a mistake a year ago. They're paying for it. And that builds all you get more expensive. Last year they sign good players. Jalen SMITH LYLE COLLINS ZEKE ELLIOT. Who had two years of his contract? Booze are replaceable parts. It's a lot harder to find a quarterback. Who's twenty six? It'll be twenty seven a couple months. Who's taking your team to the playoffs and as loose lou to this could be kirk cousins. Because next year salary up another twenty percent it would be virtually impossible to feel the team around somebody when you're number against the words of thirty eight to forty five million dollars in terms of allocation on the CAP. So if I'm Dallas. I do everything I can within reason to get this deal done on. Because if not he could be out the door. Within another twelve to eighteen months I completely agree. The deck has leverage in the situation. Suzy for all the reasons that the guys have laid out. I'm glad we're comparing him by way to kirk cousins and not Jared Goff and Carson Wentz his draft classmates. Because they're not are. They were not on for your deals. Were on five year deals. Where the possibility of a contract extension at the end of their deal with potentially three years away when the each signed their extensions but we saw this last year. The cowboys talked the talk for a long time about not wanting to bend over to what are to make sure that they met in the middle with Ezekiel Elliott. At the end of the day the cowboys decided to give Zeke. What he wanted on the eve of last regular season. Jerry Jones understands. He wants a Super Bowl. He wants one now. Dak Prescott presents the opportunity to win a Super Bowl. Perhaps as soon as this year. They don't want to wait any longer. And like Lewis said any. It accomplish thirty two year old quarterback. But there's a reason why he is not the starter on paper for any team going into this year. Dak Prescott is a quarterback you want to build around and have signed long-term sums unanimous advantage deck but while the cowboys brass are busy with this very serious unwanted situation has presented itself. The seahawks and giants warrants have been issued for the arrest of giants quarterback Andre Baker and Seattle quarterback Quinton Dunbar by the Miramar Florida police department stemming from an incident that turned ugly during a cookout. Baker has been charged with four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. Dunbar has been charged with four counts of armed robbery. Yesterday the giants released a short statement on the situation quote. We are aware of the situation. We have been in contact with the Andrei. We have no further comment at this time. Though we're apart these days sharing more so at Geiko we'd like to say thanks. Thanks for sharing. Your savage dance moves. Thanks for sharing your. Diy Haircut fails thanks for sharing your inner lips star. Now it's our turn to share with the GEICO give back the fifteen percent credit on car and motorcycle policies for current and new customers. Because we're committed for the long haul. The fifteen percent credit last year full policy term visit GEICO DOT com slash give back for more INFO eligibility story. Off-season big time receivers with a change of scenery and twenty twenty. They Andre Hopkins and middle of Blockbuster. Trade will be suiting up for the cardinals. Stefan digs traded to the bills. And then our two yes. Brandin cooks traded to the Texans and free agent Emmanuel. Sanders is now with the states. Welcome guys is you both made? Lots of moves for each to be exact. You certainly know how to find new places to live. I'm sure Brandon. You START HERE. Three trades in six years. Why do you believe you spent so much time on the move the question for me? I look at as positive going for first. Rounders two of those size second round. This time is just tells me down. One you know saw part of the game at the end of the day like. I said before it doesn't matter where I suit up cheaply. I'm going ball wherever on that so for me as A. This is a fun journey that I've been apart of. I'm glad to be a part of Emmanuel. What do you think about? Yeah about making lots of moves. You guys are obviously so talented. Why why on the move a lot? I mean for me you know. I spent you know six years endeavoring. Getting traded to San Fran Ais loved the Denver Broncos Organization but for me to get traded. Mris into a team that was undefeated in God away to the that was a blessing in there. You know leaving San free. I was created so ahead of opportunity to go back senior for him but the logistics just didn't work out so now the New Orleans Saints and I'm excited to get with drew brees Sean. Payton and play ops out Michael Thomas playing in a dome you know. It's it's it's it's all of less especially me being from Dallas out not be you know six hours away from our grandma Six hours away from our family you know is actually all working out. This is true for your blessing. That sounds great but you mentioned it. You know the Super Bowl experience. So let's talk about that. Emmanuel you've played in three super bowls with three different teams one win. And then of course most recently San Francisco. What still haunts you from that. Lost the chiefs or I I expect everybody. Will everyone expects me to say oh. You had a one over drove its roof. We you know to gain you've been. It's not an individual sport you know it's teams boarded. Truthfully what's what haunts. Me Is the same thing. Haunts me from two thousand ten when I lost Super Bowl with the steelers in is the loss in general. You know those emotions of crying knowing that the season is over in order to where it is close Busa special and being a group that for that history will ring are as forever. We were that close but we did do it. So you know. We just didn't capitalize on opportunity and our forever Brandon Yourselfer to Super Bowl losses. Yourself how much do you feel his pain? Every ounce CEO is one of those things that easiest easiest when she turns go back do something different in at the end of the day. Just two of those back both arrows. At the end of that just motivates me hopefully get back there and capitalize but I feel this came but at least he got one of two right now. So let's talk about the market. Quarterbacks that you guys have played with Brandon you'll be catching passes from Shawn Watson. Manual drew brees. That's branded started. What an impressive list. You guys have experience working with Tom. Brady Peyton Manning Ben Rothlisberger so now. This fresh start brandon in. What can you share with the manual about? Getting on the same age withdrew while. I'm telling you right. Now that's going to be easy. You talk about one of the most Aker quarterbacks in a game of the ever played his game in his hunger in a way that he goes about his work. I know how you grind so you're GONNA fit right in. Whenever time comes being able to get the Sunday Diego it throw them. I'm telling you that's GONNA be an event for itself but I see no problem. You guys get on the same page right away and use an off season sooner or later be able to get that done yeah manual. I mean we know the chemistry the timing. That stuff is so important. What is the plan to get? Two gether withdrew was right now. We don't have a plan but I have a feeling I'm going to be receivable. Text message pretty soon here from drew. Santa we're GONNA get together. You know once everything kind of dies down a little bit. But I'm looking forward to that as right now. We're just really learning the playbook virtually like everybody else but like I said. I'm looking forward to that. Text message to get out there and gaining that street in and seeing like how good we can be. Also that's interesting because you say you're learning virtually Sean pay the only head coach that pretty much. Shut down the off season and said Hey. We'll see training camp which seems to be a departure of what some other head coaches have been. What's that been like? Well I have a little. I had and I've been talking to you. Know sent me the whole way book so Got Flash cards and I try to go over the playbook of just try to kind of learn it myself Tomorrow we're supposed to go for like fuel review of me. Just try to understand how to run routes. 'cause planted a pass happy system like this. You got a lot of options. A lot of different ways. Run around based off to cover so as much as to exit those. I could try to wear them all and it's not going to be is as good as learning in the system in doing physically so We're just trying to do our best earn it? You know. We've been calling this show fast paced Friday so guys. Let's pick up the pace. We're going to go rapid fire here. Emanuel on each one of these questions you go first then brandon. You quickly follow here we go. Who is the old time quarterback that you would have loved to have caught a pass from ooh man? I guess Michael Vick in his Brown Joe Montana. Nice defensive back that you don't like to face derail readings Stefan Gilmore receiver. You idolized growing up reading. Boss Steve Smith favorite route on the tree. Goebel depots right this one. You can elaborate on a little bit favorite. Nfl catch of all time in. Oh me that's I think the more you'll many him on the sideline versus the Patriots when he was With the giants Matt with San Antonio hones in the in the Super Bowl tokes especially super guys great job and I. It seems like you know not necessarily best friends but you have so much in common right before we actually went on the air. You guys started talking it just Kinda cool just how much and how much mutual respect might right. Emmanuel Lewis Syrupy for good seaver. Thank you susie is great talking with you right. You've been like super bowl magnet. Five between yourself. I guess we're going to see you guys in the Super Bowl so by saying thanks guys all right lots of questions swirling around the quarterbacks in the NFC North Matt Stafford said he wasn't concerned about trade rumors in the off season. The packers drafted cornerback in the first round. The bears traded for Nick. Foles Lewis. What do you think about the Vikings Prospects L? Especially when it comes to cousins. Yes I think. The expectations are going to be high for kirk cousins in particular for these factors look obviously with kept moving on the Cleveland. You would think that that would throw some uncertainty into the mix. Gary Kubiak has already been there and Gary Kubiak and kirk cousins seem to have struck a very nice balance. Under of course Mike Zimmer Direction as far as the run pass ratio in. This offense was humming last year. The Kirk cousins was top ten in many crucial situation. Those statistics whether it be third down whether it be fourth quarter fourth quarter with the game within one score. He was top ten in all those areas. The offensive line comes back intact. They draft in Jefferson to really take the place of step on digs. The running game got going last year. They ran the ball about forty percent of the forty seven percent of the time. Exactly what Mike Zimmer once the defense is solid they retold the secondary so there's a lot of things internally that Minnesota as a whole would raise expectations for Kirk. Considering how well he played less. It's going to raise expectations. When you factor the uncertainty in Green Bay as far as are the weapons enough for Aaron Rodgers the uncertainty Detroit with Matthew Stafford and that coaching staff overall. What they're going to be there in two thousand twenty one and then in Chicago. Who exactly is going to be the quarterback but I expected to be Nick foles. This is his time to strike and they must strike right away once the season start. Yeah I think the Vikings are actually in a really good spot here to make the leap in. This division made the playoffs last year but they did not work win that division it Look Green Bay and thirteen and three. Last year was remarkable but interesting stat on that thirteen and three record. Is that if you can examine every team since the merger of the NFL and the NFL of all the teams to win at least thirteen games. The packers had the worst scoring differential of any of those teams to win thirteen games. They strike me as more vulnerable than their record would suggest and while the Stefan digs trade was a blockbuster. I still believe the vikings stack right up there in the NFC with the forty niners and the saints as the teams that have the fewest roster hopes. We know their identity. We know defensive leave. They're basically as good as it gets in the NFC. I think the vikings with Kirk cousins taking it another step forward to be viewed as the favorite in the NFC north going into this year. Despite the fact that the packers were that crown last year. Susie Mike what you think and just just follow up on what field saying about identity. Here's what's really remarkable about Minnesota last year. At thirty seven point. Nine percent of all their passing yards came off of play action so Donald Cook being healthy endurable durable goes along way for this offense. He is bigger key in my opinion as any other player outside Kirk cousins. Kirk out another big extension this year. He'll be at thirty three million a year if he can take that next step and they could balance that passing offense a little bit. I agree with what Lewis and field set in terms of. They should be the theme of this division. Given that Green Bay didn't address their weapons. I think this is really a make or break year for Kirk. That offense and the vikings no doubt cousins cleared some major hurdles last season. We'll see if he can take that next step. So is Jordan the greatest of all time. What about Tom Brady? And what if you actually Crossover Sports Mike? What do you think who is the greatest? Tom Brady he made everybody better. On and off the field. Randy Moss Corey Dillon. He's degrees fulltime joins up at either on Brady rap for us.

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Umpire State Of Mind

PTI

24:06 min | 10 months ago

Umpire State Of Mind

"Pardon the interruption but I'm Mike Wilbon man in Maryland was hurt when he drove his golf cart into a tree at a nudist colony. Tony Kornheiser I wasn't new I was wearing a golf ball. Yeah well you know that's not a lot that's not that's not giving full coverage as we as we say I've got I'm Tony Kornheiser I'm Mike will bond same time tomorrow knuckleheads now we send you to suzy Kolber in the Monday night countdown art come short of taking a swing at the umpire first of all Saturday nights home plate umpire wasn't embarrassment and he should be downgraded and you should not be their starters gave up four earned in either five or six innings and worse than that was their lack of hitting they were one for twenty one with runners another man on base you rallied after two outs the entire postseason that was another embarrassment it was like NFL officiating it was so bad and rob Manfred working anymore world series games but it was awful that's the worst ball strike assessment for an entire world series game I've ever seen old Aaron Rodgers throws an insane touchdown fast and Joe flacco quilts out his coordinator but we begin today with the weekend disaster that befell the washing tossed kick dirt that would have been fine. You should've gone billy Martin but then Sunday the endgame is Ren dones popping up on down four to one in the seventh last night one Soto had just homered Ryan Zimmerman had just walked Victor Robe Lacework count to three and two against Garrett I know David Martinez was the monitor from the dugout. Yeah in that moment I thought he's got to get himself thrown out he has to go out there and just come shoot as to say something I if I'm Debbie Martinez I am throwing bats I'm throwing everything on the field because they screwed his team so I love the nats you were Davey ask you for break this is a ball high and outside and maybe this guy wants to go home but that was his oh and then he was called out clearly high and outside pitch end of rally we'll run can the nats blame that loss on the umpire no but in scoring position over three games they can't time bad yeah it's terrible wrestling teams so when you need to we're not talking about watching this stuff for fifty five years last night that altered the game the nets didn't score Tony Our bats are anemic. I know you're looking for something you're going to have root for the nats they were to really bad calls last night that was the call on Roy ablaze and the third strike on Korean a home run to nationals as they lost all three home world series games to the Houston Astros Brunettes didn't hit it all in those three games but let us start small than that's what first pitches tantric in NASA's striking I knit you want one with knowing this position Mike that's not why the nets lost these games for two reasons their starting pitching has failed in these three games each close on I mean I think I could wear in Maryland with the hope not near my house I think it's I think I read it was Anna Ronald County Disley bad umpiring behind home place that disagreement horsing this little David cone out needed it can happen they can still win it got set they're still in it it's still in it yeah and need replacement umps it's what they need close in the out the one anna runs completely great hit it on out there wasn't gonna Plead Ti boys and girls in today's episode the niners and Patriots whole putting a fifty one on the Carolina Panthers and the Patriots had a little bit more of a struggle at home against the brownies telling the niners patriots the NFL Tony and zero in on the two remaining unbeaten football teams are somewhat surprising niners and completely expected patriots the niners had a routed for me is that I'm a little bit concerned right now with the Patriots they haven't played played one team that's pretty good Bob Dylan in twelve so this is completely unexpected whereas last year the Patriots won the Super Bowl so we assume they're gonNA be terrific every single year the other reason the two best defense in football and I presume you have them wanting to in your Kornheiser power index but which one are you more impressed with is beating you mentioned two teams that are pretty darn good pretty good still young even very good the rams and the panthers there threat people some people thought the rams win the NFC this year we came into the season obviously they had a tough stretch but I'm going I'm going with the forty niners the defenses are equal they're equal afraid I'm downgrading them a little bit for that Tony You don't have to be afraid of that that's the way you have to do this we're asking about two teams talking about tiebreakers this they're both undefeated okay so one of the I'm GonNa Say San Francisco and one of the reasons is unfair but you have alluded to it last year the forty niners were sending ground let me just say this as somebody who lives in Washington DC and looks at Kyle Shanahan and Sean mcvay and matlock floor with the packers combined record is and I'm going to the same way as you strength of schedule which is going to apologize and college football that wouldn't be a college football season so no you know the teams that the forty nine okay the forty niners have beaten the rams and the panthers who I think are pretty good teams but the Patriots have beaten Gar barge as we like to say so head and escapes say near-certain tackle will bond which was better see every single Sunday somebody does something good while falling down given Sunday ever is he got kicked in the face not in the face bar not in the helmet not in the visor here's as he is falling down backwards perfectly placed in the corner of the end zone one is a touchdown pass by Shawn Watson after he gets kicked in the head because that's the NFL players do they have forced to the ground this happens hundreds of plays on any given Sunday what you don't hear on any eighteen and four and what they have in common is they were assistant coaches to Jay Gruden you know what I'm saying and we couldn't get one of this I know eh we're going to talk now about to extraordinary plays by extraordinary quarterback's yesterday that decided to different games one is a touchdown pass by Aaron Rod I think the niners often that the patriots often well Brady's throwing down in the ground if if he doesn't get an open receiver in one point five the ground Greg both Great Defense Tony also I think is the wildest shock you you know both could be the MVP is terrific Tony I'm going to shock you now and say that this is not close my favorite quarterback in football for the last eight years is Aaron Rodgers. This ain't close so when I saw this question I knew it was there is no bailout for him that's into the corner of the end zone we have become so spoiled by Aaron Rodgers over ten or twelve years that he just maybe we can find out from Aaron Rodgers if he's ever gotten kicked in the face while throwing a pass that resulted in a touchdown and by the way was a Houston going to you I wrote down that my responsibly I would take the other one whichever you set whichever you said because they are both great the reason I will take Rogers is because of this lear visor no he got kicked in his eye with one I watch is that great I won't go too far pain in the neck but as flat go right to call his own offensive coordinator out like that so here are the circumstances if they get not today tone in fact the Broncos have a major controversy of quarterback issue with their starter Joe FLACCO who ripped his offensive coordinator did was great I happen to think that the catch made by the packer receiver is better than the catch made by the Texans receiver but again whichever one you took I would take the other one because they are both that book the sentence Tony Separates them is kicked in the face I'd like to know at that point he's been benched for Lamar Jackson and don't and he didn't say anything bad about anyone on the team or the coaching staff or anything like that so NOCCO has been in the League for twelve seasons now he's been an admirable teammate for all of those seasons he has won a super bowl he didn't say much why can't we be aggressive in some of these situations close quote there's great irony in the fact that flacco has been ruled out for next week's game because of a quote I down Denver beat Indianapolis they got a third and five and they call a draw play does work and then they punt look joe sermon strikeout where he swings at a wall with rovers hit at ninety miles an hour ways at a ball and the essence of worst at that I've ever seen him half needs Straw squirrels tomorrow night behind Houston was behind when he made that that that's the that's the play of the year to me in the NFL there's no quarterback celebrating Denver later after a loss to the colts among slackers criticisms was quote we're now to insist football team and we're like afraid to go for it in the two minute drill you know relabel and let me get the first one time here we go bigger deal Oklahoma losing or Jim Harbaugh beating Notre Dame Mansoni Michigan your mind and then whatever happens happens I think I would have liked to have seen it done that I will tell you this that when Brady yielded an offense coordinator you couldn't wait to yell at Brady on this accessorised and it goes forty yards only one guy who can do that with them and that is mahomes and Mahomes is only in his second year or third year as to what the Shawn Watson receive a bunch great you're not sticking around the Bharti's just getting started oh I think he's earned the right to say what are we doing here to call out the offensive coordinator and by extension to call out the head coach who's a defensive guy last week and you took it to Notre Dame in a way that I didn't know that either one of us could have foreseen but Oklahoma Losing Tony Llama thought it was on track and people keep using that flaco themselves you know he could have done that after he screamed at him I think you go to the person in question you have a problem with and you say are you oh 'cause he screamed at him so golden boy did you let's go to he's goal taking a break but coming to breeze doesn't miss a beat in this return welcome home yeah that's that's bookie you know what's really scaring missing out on Geico with homeowners and renters insurance gyco makes it easy home is lost I don't know about you for me the ideal championship game would have been Oklahoma Alabama would jalen hurts and tour and I thought that would be there but for a limited time only at Burger King I'm pretty sure newhouse might be haunted what makes you say that the furniture is levitating on the ghost okay yeah that's another play better than the Rogers throw pardon the interruption is brought to you by Burger King gets four cheesy tots for chess I I would like it better if he just gone in and screamed at God and even if people were hurt it outside of closed doors or somebody leaked it that would have been better but drew brees said on the quarterback here. I'm the quarterback of this team if I'm ready to play I want to play to breeze knows he's the quarterback Sean only some yards and three touchdowns in fix what he looked really good the point is I would not have risked drew brees against the Arizona cardinals that the saints and what's a significant of tiger woods is eighty second by the way to call me reset was great at the end of that that's what that's about not the drew brees wouldn't play well so you dopes on social media or wherever you are maybe mainstream media need to pay attention this is interesting live do you think he could be traded by tomorrow's Thrill deadline no no no they can't this because after the game drew brees said he understood that he understood that people wanted him to sit out of this game and sit through the bye week and come back completely healthy oh how upsetting that makes me considering guy can't throw it to is and it's fan okay Godman passed over the Shawn Watson we are eagles didn't expose anything the eagles expose themselves for being a bunch of frauds a couple of weeks previous to that the eagles finally got you're gonNA hear it you're GonNa hear because Michigan fans are fairly awful they're not the most insufferable fan base in America but they're in the top This deal going Tony you're the expert we had a PTA expert on bad this does not seem coincidental and puny those together in stop looking like dogs which is what they had been they want a good game that's a big win for them on the road against a bills team that raise if they run the table it's so stupid because it was presumed like sixty teams run the table Oklahoma is on the outside looking in now to college football off right and they may not be able to get back in that's the answer is Oklahoma's loss yeah I'm GonNa go short term long term here and agree with you on short-term it's risk every time you go out there is using every hit on the helmet all the time but Tony some some risks are worth Pete knows he's the quarterback and more importantly teddy bridgewater who has been great it's been five no knows that this is drew brees this team and I think I think you run the same gene points yesterday if I'm not mistaken and that's pretty much near their average this surprise on defense where they gave up thirty one points and even to New England they hadn't so I guess to grease didn't need to wait until after the bye week to return Wilpon I did this is not about that drew brees was going to throw it away it's GonNa throw for three hundred and on more than twenty one points all year in England New England didn't get twenty one I mean I think the eagles did it by running the ball my thing ran the ball I played up to their form and their coach shut up guaranteeing and just play ball so what the bills really are is a pretty good defensive team that has trouble scoring they had thirteen more than other risks I mean there's cardinals they were going to beat the Arizona Card and that's why wouldn't they wanted to try them out there because they were playing the Carolina Panthers individual it's great right now so I think it is not quite as significant for me as when Tiger Tiger is going to be forty four years old at the end of this year really significant Tony this was the record that's been out there Sam snead's record for how many years how many decades had this out there isn't there some great photo of it has overrated so he put his mouth is yesterday when they had to win a game and ran it how significant is tigers eighty second win I mean it's it's terrible in call today and see how easy homeowners and renters insurance can be a male time where you pick the topics advanced and he's great for college football and he you know they should have tied Penn state gone to overtime the week before the kid drop the past you can't WanNa hear this harbaugh tournament Japan had a real quality field the only guys who've won three times in the last thirteen months or Brooks Kepco who's number one and rory mcelroy's number two which means I think the ways playing now he's got maybe four or five years of high quality left in the last thirteen months Mike but not all year Tony he got tickets spot in the as I said turn it on did get the ball off you gotTa Watch Tiger and then he birdied eighteen man he's healthy swing is great I don't know how long he can keep that I'm not even sure about Atlanta I might let that go 'cause if outlets are no good you do run that risk every time out there I agree with you about that did the eagles expose the bills for what they re it's Tigers top ten right now that Jesus threat in all right now you don't have a cool Tony was here in the story about tigers saying he would love to play in the really accounted wealth itself against doing live yeah but he didn't expose anything the eagles were exposed against the cowboys and others as dogs and it's about time captain I believe on the president's let's take one last break but still to come the bears missed we will get the analysis by Michael Wilbon Yeah Warriors finally get it together some nice and maybe lead again who's the bigger villain shoe bisky or nagy you know decisive and I'd want to see that long term I think it's Jim Harbaugh in this

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"NFL live on the air on a football Friday shift yet. It really today's six twenty one AM eastern Adam Schefter reporting that Gerald toys visiting the Panthers today war on this coming up. Also on the show. We are ninety seven days to kick off. We'll look at the best ninety seven's in the game. And Joey Bosa is switching his number two, ninety seven from ninety nine. We'll look at his unique approach to improving his pass rushing skills. It's busy day around the NFL AT and teams wrapping up OT as today from the Arizona Cardinals to the Tampa Bay bucks. We'll talk about both of those teams. And in fact, ruse areas will join us later in the show. So on this Friday, we have lots to get to and lot to look forward to with field Yates and Woody. I'm Suzy kolber, but we're going to start with a serious subject, and an emotional return to his team for Jags quarterback Nick foles falls. Had not been with his teammates for this week's OTA practices until yesterday for the most heartbreaking of reasons in his wife, Tori shared on Instagram that she had suffered a miscarriage full sharing their pain as he discussed it today. No. My wife and I went through a lot, you know this last week. With the loss of fifteen we, you know, she was fifteen weeks pregnant, and, you know, we lost our baby. Boy. So, you know, I know there's labile resales lobby reached out and just grateful for that all the prayers support. Everyone knows a lot of people that go through this. I it's difficult. It's really difficult. And you know, it will always be emotional, you know, but, you know, often mentally we trust the Lord in this process. We get home to our beautiful baby girl, and, you know, we hug, even tighter you know, but there'll be there'll be a process of going through, you know, Tori's going through a lot right now. So, you know, I'm here, the team's been awesome. But also when I'm done here, get home to them. And that way, we can continue to the hill with one another. But we continue to keep our faith, and have that joy with joy inside us. So, so we're doing getting progressing. Nick talk about faith. They have very strong faith, and as a couple feasts some unique challenges. But what is a locker room like at this time? We'll listen all seasons where you're that chemistry and come rodri- really, really bonds. They wanted sees everything that happens during the season, this is a critical time where you really form the special with golly, Nick foles, who's coming over from a new team and still good familiar with different personalities in a locker room. So I think it's going to be really important for the guys in locker room to really rally around their leading foles really interesting. I was thinking about this. There's not a single player in the NFL this off season other than Nick foles where I truly believe he was in his first year with the team and his team not column er the number one pick in the NFL draft. It's Larry FitzGerald still there. I think probably guys looked to him. I in that locker room into a degree Patrick Peterson even with spend but in Jacksonville to me, it's, it's unquestionably Nichols team, despite the fact there's only been there for two months, but and football takes back seat right now you can sort of tell from the emotions of nNcholas and really I think the way that the Jaguars have shown the support publicly so far. That this is their leader going through a hardship that really transcends anything that takes place between the lines and Nick has spoken did speak following the Super Bowl win for the couple years ago to just how much it meant to have his infant daughter at the time there. So, you know, the connection, he his life, Tori have with their family, and with their faith, which we're learning to learning about right now again, unfortunately, under very difficult circumstances. And sure obviously football a secondary, but as you say, the toughness, the resiliency, those qualities that have made him such a great leader as we bring in fell nation. Jags reporter, Mike Dirac. Oh, mike. Fulls such a good person, how much of the way he is a dressing this publicly is. So he and Tori can help other people. Suzy. That's what he told the Jaguars he wanted to do. He wanted to speak to the media because he felt like their experience sharing what they went through, and how they deal with it could possibly help, you know, other couples who are going through the same thing, or we'll go through the same thing. You know, the thing of it is foles is actually here because his wife, Tori told him he needed to be here. She felt like they were building something here in Jackson with Nick, and he needed to be out here. She doesn't need him. One hundred percent right now. Her family's in town, some Knicks family is in town, as well. But full said look, if she calls me right now and says, I gotta come home. Please come home. I need you. I would absolutely drop everything I'm doing and get home because he wants to obviously be there for her now. The one thing I was struck by how much in awe of his wife, Nick foles is torii. Full suffers from a congenital blood disorder. A blood flow disorder. And now she's had the battle that, and then this recent miscarriage, he said, look, she is way. Stronger than I'll ever be. I can only hope to be half as strong as she is my thanks for the perspective from Jacksonville. Good job there. As we roll on longtime bucks defensive tackle, Gerald McCoy continues to make the rounds in search of a new team. He's had stops with the ravens Browns and now his former longtime division rival the Panthers. Wondering how Browns head coach, Freddie kitchens. Feels about this development. Have you been in contact with them since every day? Now. You know what here's who? We won't Gerald to go out and look at other places because when he makes the commitment here, we want him to be all in. Because everybody that's going to be here is going to be all in. And that's what we need to get to where we're going. So we're filing him taking a look at everybody else. We don't care because we've told him who we were. And if that's who he wants he wind up here. And we he knows the direction we're heading. So it's going to be interesting to see where he lands, kind of a fuel maybe best fit, I think, all three make a ton of sense. But I'll go with the Carolina Panthers who are right now, the last team to visit and sometimes people view free agency like this. If you don't get signed by the first team that you walk into the door with people think like is that me that they're out of the race? No browse browser out of the race ready made that one much very clear. But the Browns I actually liked my top two defensive tackles as things have lined up right now. You've got children Richardson, who came for twelve million dollars a year, by the way, here's an agent, which McCoy might be thinking comparable deal there and their job, e who's slightly, obviously experience. But. Slightly smaller guy than Jeremy coy. But dude, who's really showed well from then explosive player out of the university of Charlotte. So I like where they are right now. They're defensive tackle spot. And for Baltimore as much as I can see where the fifth Nick sense to the Carolina, the motivation to play your favorite team twice a year in the division and to help that Patrick's because right now, what Carolina is lacking more than anything else, pure Ed rusher. Mccoy's not that, but if you can just pile up these guys that can do their damage down the middle back at help this team. And I really do believe that we back them thick of the playoff race Nick season. Yeah, I would have to with the Carolina Panthers. And I think because of a you touched upon it being planned within envision I had experiencing that where almost from the patriots. And then suddenly felt my way to the Jetson nothing like playing within your own division a division rival. And in be what he brings to the table into your pass rush. And when you got, you know, when you got Matt Ryan drew Brees James Winston those guys aren't burners. Nobody's going to mistake them for Cam Newton or anything like that. So being able to have another tackle that can provide the interior rush will be I think it will be critical for the Carolina Panthers. And Jeremy Koi has made it clear. He wants to play for a winner. I think all three of these teams have chance, like I would not be surprised by any of them competing for the respective divisions, Carolina, probably has the toughest test. But I think he else is not gonna play for pennies either. All these teams are quipped to pay him good money worth noting, the Panthers on Sunday because of a prior cut of McClay with post, June one designation have seven million dollars of cap space. It just hits their books. So they're going to have whatever money they wanna spend on Jearl McCoy, which, again, I still think that number wouldn't surprise me if it's close to three years, and thirty six million dollars given what Sheldon Richardson previously signed, it depends ingested that if they sign him at sort of shoes you, it's a win now mental urgency. Maybe everybody's a little bit on the hot seat there. I think that's fair that just a fortunate in the NFL patients is not a word that fit into the. Airy of most owners Bruce Arians as we mentioned is on the show coming up in a bit. And we'll ask him why it was time for McCoy to move on considering he's pretty much in demand. Meantime, as teams are wrapping up OT as this week, one of the headlines has been the absence of OB, Jay from Brown, voluntary workouts. So let's go back to pretty kitchens, who plead, the absence pretty cool until now. Obe- has missed eight practices in a row. Time next week. See a lot spell phones. You know, he's still got to go through his progressions. He's still gotta learn how to throw different receivers he still has to learn how different receivers come in and out of route. So he can get continue to get better with his is one of those declarations and was his sites heights, and adjustments and things like that. And then throwing the guys different type guys coming out of breaks, because even when we have all three or four guys here we have our top six guys, if we have our top six guys, everyone of those six come out break differently. So it's just extra practice for that type setting. He's done a good job of that. Say it a billion times. It's voluntary. However, so next week as mandatory they start on Tuesday. What's the basic difference between what they're all working on right now? And then what kicks into gear next week on Rua? There's no difference is really not. It's just the fact that when mandatory minicamp is mandatory, it's kind of for most teams to capital, the off-season where before everyone goes to break, so. He's absolutely right throughout the whole all season and OTA. They've been fallen often. So listen, I get, as a former player, I've been in positions where the kind of thing in off season, but you also gotta look on the flipside, where you've got a Baker Mayfield who's going to second year at a lot of success in his first year. Bring in odeal Beckham junior who's, you know, a transcendent talent. But you still gotta have that chemistry in office. Those things are made during this time of year, not during the season training is really this time of year. So. That's a lot of valuable time that ODA Beckham, although Jimmy has missed on from the Browns because the main difference between minicamp, not as that. If you don't show up on Tuesday of next week, you get a fine lettering, your locker as twenty thousand dollars for not showing up to work that day Damian's point. It's largely continuation and I understand, and I respect the players ability to exercise their right to not show up. Subway voluntary talked about we've probably talked about it thirty times as you said so far this off season Suzy. But the reality is this coaches GM's teammates all understand Odell Beckham senior is not violating any rule the same time if you don't think they're a tad bit disappointed. I think you're kidding yourself. Like eighty seven of the ninety guys on this roster if this was truly voluntary and half the roster wasn't there wouldn't be a storyline. But when basically every other key figures, there Baker Mayfield is working with Jarvis Landry. Kareem hunt sign this off season is there all the defense of acquisitions Livy Vernon. Outstanding he's always been away from TA throughout his career. You understand why storyline and it's ghetto Dell will probably show up in week one and be fine wins prize one hundred fifty yards and a touchdown doesn't devalue the importance of reps, because we're talking about twelve days during the Aussies. There are very few opportunities to be on the field giving the CBA in today's NFL. You'd love to have your guys there every rep counts because if you send the message that these things don't matter to the fundamentals. And ultimately, it's still a block and tackle game. And that is going to be coaches will harp on throughout the season. So if you say these things, don't matter. It's gonna ruin the message. You're trying to send in September October November and kitchens and put on a good face for all these days. And maybe he just couldn't take it anymore. Yeah. I was actually kinda surprised he said now. These men into a mini campus like a couple of days away. A couple of days away and he let it out now. So I was a little shocked by that. Well, it's going to have to deal himself to the dog pound. It's gonna take a little bit to win them over Oto one touch that being said that being said boy muscle. I, I don't have a full list yet. When my power rankings of head coach press conferences. I think Freddie kitchens already established himself. Unlike the top eight I'm in, like I love the Kanner. Love the honesty of the one liners are great. I'm in on Freddie kitchens. Kitchen guard kid. Time with four. Adversity hid slit. See. Back on NFL live press coverage from NFL nation. Packers reporter robbed them off skeet, Matt leflore Indian suffered a torn achilles. Mike silver and fell network said it didn't it did not happen during practice. But we've seen a hands on from the first year head coach practicing. And rob goes on to tell us that he will have surgery on Sunday scheduled for that, that he was injured in a basketball game at the team facility. But here's a guy who he's very hands on very active in practice. They've got a couple more weeks to go before they take their break. Oh my gosh. I mean talking about like your coach and you're trying get things establish. This is rough Susan until you are tool. Michalis is no joke. It is absolutely no. And it doesn't surprise that it happened playing basketball. Because that's really the spoil, where's the most common, but forgotten really active than practice and likes to interact in drills to maybe almost like teaching moments? And now. Have that taken away from you. That's a pretty big setback. If you think in probably his mind where he can interact with his players, so it's going to be unfortunate for him to be stuck on a cart. Why don't know how long while he we have this achilles. A few thoughts is I. Absolutely. It's just difficult to coach from a cart. Not just hard thing to do. You want to be hands on, whether you are, you are not you've got to practice going back and forth between you wanna be able to show by example, you want to be able to command presence. I think it's just a different vibe when you're on a car, second of all, I know that this is not about his personal life. But Matt the floor went from being the offense coordinator to immediately be in the green Packers head coach. He has not had a chance to breathe over the past realistically year. There's like five weeks year, the coaches and scouts gets be with their family and things. They want to do and I know that's not the main story here, but Matt leflore probably had something lined up with this family for the next five weeks. The probably is a bit more difficult to do. He's got children. It's even harder to keep up with them when you're on crutches last. Not as we laughed, a lot of people laugh last year. When Brett featured the chiefs GM said like we have talked to Patrick Mahomes, about not playing basketball. I know we're laughing. I know this is a coach on a player. We laugh at the time. But like you got this is why GM's concerned about their athletes doing something other than playing games football. Tough version freon camp date, is July the twenty fifth. He's feeling better by then. Thing about his whole vacation vacation, it's going to be stuck doing rehab, basically. Yeah. It's not like we haven't seen other head coaches member. Sean Payton sideline was back in two thousand eleven head coaches have gone through this. Interesting off season in Tampa for Ruthenians. And the buccaneers was biggest acquisition came by sunny defensive tackle and John McCain sued to a one year deal, move that came right after the team released Gerald McCoy, the bucks took some other key losses James Winston and the offense lost Adam Humphreys, Sean Jackson defense along the linebacker Alexander was traded to the night. And it's always a good day when we get to spend some time with our friend, Bruce Arians and today of bald BA, but we'll come back to that in just a bit. You wrapped up OT as today just a little bit early. Mandatory minicamp is Tuesday. Any, you believe the attitude and the intensity of the team has changed? Guys have really bought in to everything we're trying to do a coaching staff and philosophy offensively defense special teams. So attendance has been really good. That's the first step and just doing everything we asked him, I couldn't have asked for ago any better. So let's jump right in with your quarterback. Jameis Winston soon as you were hired you address reasons you believed that he has struggled mechanics decision making. He hasn't had a ton of time with you and your staff. But what's this process been like to correct these things? It's been easy Byron clutter. Doing a great job with him just understanding what we wanted to get done off, that she don't have to be superman every time you drive back and try to make some miraculously throw got a lot of talent around. You get everybody running backs you best friend us yourself, usually check downs more those little things. But just don't feel it to the other team because you're forcing something. Because you think you have to make a big play mentioned, CLYDE, CLYDE, Christian cliven left, which is his offense coordinator. And all of you is a staff of talked about the things that were at his fault. You didn't take an offensive player until the sixth round. Yeah. And a couple of guys in free agency. So what was the self scout like when you looked at this offense? And how has it compared to? Now. What you're seeing on the field. Gained a lot of yards. The running game was the thing that needed the biggest improvement, but throwing the football, they moved it up and down the field here for number of years. But they struggled in the red zone. This too many field goals left to may points out on a field. We can just correct those things make the field goals. But play better red zone and keep what we've been doing as far as pushing the ball up the field, give this guy running game to play with he should be a heck of a quarterback. And as a staff added, a lot of firepower mentioned left, which you recently added longtime offense of coach. Tom more. That's five decades of experience, and even Jameson me and he's been with some of the greats guys like Peyton Manning. So how do you expect more to impact James? As I was at a fundraiser for Mike all start last night. And James said, you know, I, I need to ask coach more question what it means? He's got all that knowledge. I said, just look is a coat. How can how can I get better, you'll get all the information you want to, he's going to tell you exactly what he's seen so fun? So what do you say to people who characterize this season as a one year? Tryout for Janus. One year trial for me. I guess all ended altogether. Right. Yeah. That's it. I mean I came out of. Broadcast booth because I really believe in this young. And that's what ball team in Orgainzation. I wouldn't have done it without a quarterback, especially him. Let's move over to the quarterback and defense first round draft pick linebacker, Devon white. What's the early sense? How he's transitioning to the NFL. People talk about laters when you're drafting kids and everything, but you have to come in at earned that and within a week. He's running. The defense guys are following. He's just natural because I ball, he's a very smart young man came in grasp the defense could call it in the huddle make the checks and improve to them that, that he can handle that job. The tape speaks for itself. They all know he can play football. So what are the challenges when you expect a rookie to be the leading voice? I mean defense. Well, I think we have others Lante David great later because he just does it by doing it, right, all the time and make him plays is one of those silent assassins, and those like leaders you really like they don't have to say anything, but when they do speak, everybody listens. And we know one of those leaders gone general McCoy fixture and Tampa for years released, so now he's making the rounds and he's clearly into manned he can still make an impact. Why not for the only? Team he ever played for. It just wasn't a fit then whether it's financial whatever's on the field. You know, just didn't fit been through this number of time with guys and great players. And it just comes the time when they have to separate to organization you go back to Franco. Harris not being a Steeler. This has happened for a long, long time. All right. So then you just side for agent can sue. So in what ways, do you see him as an upgrade? Consistency. Never missed a game very seldom ever, Mr. practice. Plays extremely hard way. I like to play he fits our three-man scheme, a lot better, as far as his versatility known affront. And then there's Jason Pierre Paul bunches. Sax last year car accident after the draft. How's he doing? Spirits are good. You know, it's one of those things, you just wait and wait and wait and make sure the thing doesn't displace and not have to have an operation. We had our fingers crossed and praying point all the time. And he started timetable there. I would think is at least five months, maybe six. All right. So let's get. Let's get to the good stuff yesterday cut for the cure event to raise money for pediatric answer. So there you go. So, so tell us just what kind of experience this is for you and the kids. Shaved head for about five or six years, so I actually grew hair, so they could cut it off. And it was fun. Good barbershops now, the little fellow with the spray can he got out of hand? I mean I had red paint all over my head was fun, though, is great say, knows kids smile and, and being big part of that cure cut for the cure buys Cantera collaring, guys raised more than one hundred thousand dollars. Just what does that type of an event mean to you? The world. I mean that, that's a big part of it. You know, I think when we have these platforms of our foundation, helping children anything that helps children, I'm all in whether it's gotten hair, whatever it takes a mall in help kids, and especially those who need it. Always done it the right way. Rest me all the pre she ate that. And I look forward to seeing your team at mandatory minicamp next week. I'll look forward to hose down here sound sales. Sound sales? So glad he's back in the game. So if you have a Beiber left, which CLYDE Christians, Tom war vacant help Jamie's who can a wealth of experience. Right. There are a lot of guys who had a lot of success, whether it be playing or coaching in the national football Levy, listen, this is this is this is it for James. This is make it or break, it me talk about number one, picking in a draft has a lot of tools. He's still young still young so be as been called the quarterback whisper. And we're gonna we're gonna see if he can can have that affect on James Winston, as you, if you haven't read his book about quarterback tutelage. It really is a patron a great time of the year to be reading. And one day, I think is important to remember is the mindset of coaches when they're evaluating a job specifically, you can think about Bruce Arians. I understand there's a lot of evidence of the upside in the downside of James twins. Right. He has turned the football over far too frequently he has some mind numbing mistakes. But if you're Bruce areas and your. Watching the tape of the past four seasons. You're saying to yourself. I catch glimpses of brilliance catch some of things that were part of the reason why they invested a number one overall pick in James Winston. He is going to tell himself as every coach should be. I don't wanna call arrogance but it's confidence that I can be the person that extracts that out week to week and makes him a Pro Bowl level quarterback because the natural skill set is there for James it has not been there consistently. But it is there in some it's a matter of just out putting it every single Sunday can zero changes stripes. That's the question. Someone that dip. And, you know, he turns over lot, so say if BA can't change it, I don't know who else can, you know, one thing, I'll say for Jameis Winston and not taking them off because the decisions are with their quarterbacks have to live with their responsibility. But the bucks have to have to get better on defense in order for James Winstons decision making to improve. That's where tall Bose's tar, Bose is, is that was a huge pickup to me for the town, bay buccaneer. And part of the reason why we talk about it is like we use the term game manager for quarterback. Sometimes when they have a good running game or a good defense like Dak Prescott sometimes earlier unfairly in Dallas for James. There is no. Hey, we win seventeen thirteen and ten or there hasn't been over the past couple of years. Bruce areas likes to use the word words. No risk, it, no biscuit, James has been living with that. And the problem is too much risk in it, right? They had to win games. Thirty five thirty one pack twelve I'm sorry. Big twelve style football games at the NFL level. If that defense, make some strides, and they've got some holes on on personnel. On defense for sure. But if they have been white makes that immediate Mark and Todd Bowles extract more out of these players on defense guys like domico soup play to their full potential. Then it will take some of the pressure up James. So let's spend a minute on still the newest acquisition. And it's kind of interesting that he chose the bucks. If you think about where he came from came from a team that just went to the Super Bowl. He's been league for nine years, you would sort of think like Gerald McCoy thing like he's going for a winner. But it's really that bowl relationship is both of these guys have talked about how he almost went to the jets last year in bulls have a relationship, and they have a good fuel for each other and Damian that really meant a lot where, you know, that a lot of play a lot of respect the tables, he's a very very much respected. Divas Amman international football league ING, and you touched upon it, it almost happened with the jets. Todd Bowles gets high as deep as a coordinated with Bay Buccaneers. So the transition happen when consumed now with the buccaneers, it doesn't hurt to being Florida, with no state tax in Florida with no stay. Taxes. GM Jason lights. Also went to Nebraska, we're sued dominated in college, and I understand there's a lot of time in between when consumed soup played at Nebraska. But again, when you're evaluating I'm sure because I remember myself, Don Mcgann sues five sacks in the big twelve championship game during his final college season this up. Anybody who valuated him remembers they know that this guy can be dominant player thing for sue is can you do it or will you do it every single snap. Certainly has a lot of motivation because he's on the wrong side of thirty. Now it's a one year deal if he wants to keep getting these paid as they give up to ten million bucks a year you gotta play like you did in the playoffs last season. Not like Dade for much of the regular sees it all sounds good. And they have a lot of work than they were thirty first and scoring defense last year. And now found from Geico motorcycle. It took fifteen minutes to click on the banner ad entitled, you won't believe what these child stars look like now be dissatisfied and kind of said about how the child stars. Look, and now your computer is plagued by pup ads. Can't be to insult to injury. You could've used those fifteen click bait minutes to switch your motorcycle insurance to gyco. Geigo fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on motorcycle insurance ninety seven days until the NFL opener. So we asked how many players are in the hall of fame that were ninety seven as their primary number yielding Davian one. Guess I'm gonna go to. I was going to be. And the. What's really ninety seven is one of four uniform numbers never worn by anybody in the pro football home. Okay. I was way off. I'm I it wasn't going to be the greatest player to ever wear the number ninety seven the three time pro bowler ninety six API defensive rookie of the year. Finished his twelve year career with one hundred twenty six this twentieth on the all time list rice has the second most sacks of all of fame eligible player not enshrine in can't vine, only Leslie O'Neal more sacks than mors Charles alien Andre Tippett. Does he have a shot at the hall of fame? I think he's a shot. The process works like you kind of know by certain juncture, whether you have a realistic chance, but I do think there is still time for Simeon rice to make ground that eventually enshrined. You can't do think he belonged to a couple of things. First of all, long, Jimmy played twelve season the NFL, which that is a outset. Number of seasons to play pretty much played at a high level throughout most of it, also, you mentioned, the Super Bowl pedigree kind of find a certain mold to like a guy that had an incredibly explosive for step off the edge was long, but his pursuit, was terrific to sometimes things that are not want to, like effort into fine, a player Simeon always play with great football efforts. I think if I'd made the case, the numbers tell a story think that the evidence of what you saw in film confirms. He belongs in canton. I think he belongs up what might be hurt him a little bit is the fact that he had worn set plan next to three technique. I think that actually might draw some of his consideration away because Warren was so dominant interior rush again. Quarterbacks didn't have a place step up. So that would be my only thought about Simeon rice and his candidacy for the hall of fame Shane. Right. All right. So few spots, and as people may or may not know when they're voting each year, federal the day before the Super Bowl, you kind of have a regional Representative. So for Tampa Bay, which is where he most iconic is playing career if there's somebody else that also played for the box to make the case for rendezvous barber. John Lynch, for example, it may be that simian sort of just further down the pecking order, that I'm with you wanna try a little more trivia, and she was so good. At we're at why now co for ice is one of just three players in NFL history with at least fifty sacks with two teams. Can you name the other two was Reggie White, or was he Reggie White would be one that I would think would come to mind, fifty Kingdon? We've got one fifty sacks to different teams. Reggie White and. There you go. John ager awnings. That's okay. That's a good one. John under appreciate wonder if his school. What is Kenya's see will be like for the pro football hall of fame when Justice still in full pass? Call on knows the interim GM Adam gates might get him on the line here. Bring him back. Let's keep this going. Let's back with. We're honoring ninety seven ninety seven days. So let's look at some ninety seven kin seven time, Pro Bowl recorded NFL, high, sixty six and a half sacks when lineup as defensive tackle since twenty ten then there's moly Jackson signed with the eagles this off season for me cut by the Jags Jackson started his career Denver. Capping his four year tenure with team by winning Super Bowl. Him. Hayward has been his entire eight year NFL career in the steel curtain Hayward is starting to last them as a player as he has earned his first pair of global selections in each of the last year's then there's three time pro bowler Everson Griffen, piled up forty three and a half sacks from twenty fourteen to twenty seventy the most by any de lime in that time. So who is the best number ninety seven Griffin gave us one of the best moments ninety seven. You look an absolute amazement. What is going through your head after that incredible improbable touchdown by stuff on all my? As, as believable. I'm happy. I was saying. I got. Oh my goodness. I don't know what else to say. Unbelievable, this Super Bowl hoax done the play done. It was complete. Silence in here. Okay. Okay. You gotta explain you gotta how done and how was this team thinking that it was almost over. Forty seconds ago. Our last place. Third down. As unbelievable. You can't you can't all that up. You can't wish that, that's just happened. Good. Wait a minute. I don't know what to say. We've been apartment believable, speaking of never being something like this. You got to talk about the absolute zone. The Vikings defense was in the first half to Greece had no touchdowns one for six in the first quarter. You shut him out, basically, in a person, you know, came we set amount of first half they came back striking stuck. Stuck tried hard to get back in. They had a good moment and be finished thrown and the happens. You know, you can't you can't draw that up. You can't wish that just happened in hell of a catchy grow by daig case if we want to the next rally NFC championship. I well we appreciate your time because. Sorry say it's fans. I give you can't smile watching that. That's just so much role. Just in the moment, you can't beat that, that right there that in capitalist that after that easy. Right. We're all sitting there. I remember being my apartment in hearing, my neighbor shouted the wall. He's saints fan. Unfortunately that was there. You ran the gamut of emotion there on that Sunday night. That was Everson takes the cake, terrific. We did the whole ninety seven just to get to that. Pretty good play that again. However, the ninety seventy does continue. The Redskins are among nine teams that will kick off mandatory minicamps next week with will run from Tuesday through Thursday, Washington also eligible to be on HBO's hard knocks the head coach take root and wants. No part of it. And in fact with liked to see the spotlight on his brother in Oakland. If they were smart, they would go to Oakland. Seriously, what an entertainment value. That would be Tony Brown. Jon Gruden Paul Guenther Montas perfect. I mean incognito has got to be crazy not to go to Oakland. Next year. Maybe not as you make the playoffs. We don't make the playoffs. I probably won't be here. Anyways. Come here. All they want. That is candidates, you can get into the film room brought to you by horizon, so classic comments. But we thought the Redskins raiders was worth a tale of the tape and things have been quite busy in Oakland for Jon Gruden accompany, the raiders upgraded much of their roster highlighted by the acquisition of Antonio Brown and ads for his brother j the Redskins. Big addition, Landon Collins, they also traded for case keenum undrafted, Dwayne Haskins and Montas wet in the first round. So which team would you rather coach Damian this coming year? Go to raise scans, I lash when you wash skins and this was a team I if I'm not mistaken, they were like in first place, for many all day for all the injuries, particularly defensive side of the football team that has wanted to one of the better off one units coast by coach Bill Callahan. They got a bunch basically like Alabama, Alabama north central. Defense is concerned, but they got a bunch of really good players. Obviously they use a two thousand nineteen drafted and got Wayne ask and Montanes wet. So they've added some, some really good pieces on on onto that team. I like what the watching risking doing. I'm the writers this year, and I know it's going to be a difficult battle for them to climb because they've got an excellent division that they. A lot of moves that they made this off season. Some of them the best utility we right away. Antonio Brown's best years, or right now, Trent Brown believe is best football is right now in a four year deal worth like a billion dollars. Josh Jacobs, a first round back still believe the best value running back on his rookie contract, whether it's a contract where seventh-round county, but I think the raiders this year poised to make a leap and quarterbacks ability, which when you're saying that Oakland quarterback stability is better speaks to wear Washington, is that right? I don't even know who's gonna be the starter week one will be Dwayne Haskins. He win this job. Will it be quite when he's healthy? We'll be case keenum who sort of the forgotten men now in Washington after being traded by Denver, so I would go Oakland this season. There's the this is and you said right now, so if it was a long-term choice Japan, now it's not like it's a lot better in the NFC east. But if I have the opportunity to avoid a quarterback long-term I am voting play division with. Patrick Mahomes, I, I think it just it's such a massive roadblocks stained success. He's that's a little player and you have to go through the move next year. So I'm in on the Redskins long-term with all your because not like Carson Wentz is like much of a consolation prize to have to face him in the eagles for the next eight or ten years, we took my pet Mahomes, talking about Petra moms, and you future. Yeah, I wouldn't want to be doing with pageant homes for ten plus years. No, and has hit s- in the Redskins feel good about the possibility of hitting well, all of a sudden what you're saying. He's the kind of quarterback, you want to avoid an opponent for the next eight or ten years. And I think the better young quarterback prospect, and the less arduous Avila. Just slightly division task makes me lean towards a Redskins long-term. Take the big family in Vegas. Time to go inside the headlines here at NFL live. Let's focus on the NFC west sports dot com base offense enough to get cardinals running back David Johnson excited. Here's what Johnson said. It's been going great. I think it's going to be a really good offense. I think it'll be similar to twenty sixty but probably more shotguns are home, which is good because I did that in college we had a running quarterback. I think I'll utilized as a running back and receiver, Damian can return to twenty sixteen form. Possibility. A lot of is going to have to do with that cardinals office line, making sure that they get that street now but this is gonna be a fun office. Especially in particular, the receiver after because I have a feeling he's going to be catching a lot of balls in office. This is obvious, but how important to Cuyler Murray success. He's his best friend right away. Right. There is in that security blanket in terms of tight end and a lot of young quarterbacks. Rely upon learn Fisher unbelievable security vowed that the wide receiver spot. But no one will be easier to get the football to David Johnson over twelve hundred yards and that season twenty total touchdowns, a difference maker, so moving north to Seattle from ESPN dot com. Seahawk Suma leak McDowell one eight hundred thousand K bonus back. The Dow was a controversial draft pick and twenty seventeen field much context. Can you provide your story thirty fifth overall pick who never played a game in the NFL, because of an ATV incident that you've rails his career Susie and because it was a non full? Injury. The Seahawks have found themselves able to sue like McDowell to recoup up to one point six million dollars. Now, the hell of eight thousand dollar check or a salary for last season. Now they're trying to get the remain eight nine thousand bucks. They feel he owes him. And by the way, he does legally owe them he did not contest this. They haven't received the money yet. So we'll be with Dow who actually one point this off season as agent to Rosenhaus said has been medically cleared by an independent. Doctor wants to play football again. But before that got to settle up with the Seahawks. We're looking for this money back. Let's stay in Seattle and also from ESPN dot com. Seahawks. Russell Wilson without his top target. And toughest critic, Damian, how big a loss is don't bold with. Slows suzy? I mean you talked to me, he's wanted to more underrated while receiving that I've seen play in the national football. His ability to get off the line of scrimmage breast. Maybe I'll start Antonio Brown. I mean he was the best received that I've seen, which is get off jail, that instrumental for Russell Wilson, it's going to be his presence is going to be missing that locker world. He hasn't gonna say last year wasn't as best to typical season, but Doug balden for lack of better. He's an alpha right? He's the kind of guy, they can speak his mind and do, so, honestly, but also in a way that helps make the team better health players accountable guys look towards him. He was a leader on that team. And they're gonna have success this year. They've got into sending roster and Russell Wilson was remarkable last season. But I don't think we undercut the value of Doug Walden. One of the best stories of player development in Seattle, who has made a living out of developing players, even when others are not willing to give them a chance to hit on the tangible just done. The leadership and being able to kind of set Russell Wilson straight who can you think of that was a teammate? That sort of did that. That was the straight talker. This is how it is. We have a whole group. We had like a village Agasi in New England. I mean you could talk about the my rails Tedy Bruschi is willing McGuinness. I mean, the list goes on and on. And that was big reason why we were so successful during those those early early part of the dynasty with the pages because we have literally a locked room litter with guys like that. I remember lesson that junior say, I want is one year. New England told the guys right away. I remember resonated with me. Young person learning the scouting and coaching ropes there. He said there to kind of players in the NFL. Those of us who wanna win and those of us who need to win. Of course. Everybody wants to win. Why wouldn't you play the game? But you need to win and he held the players accountable with his words by that said, if you guys need to win, you will show me what it takes every single day. And of course the patriots season won eighteen straight games to begin the year. That's the kind of accountability that Doug ball players like Damien mentioned command. Did out of their teammates guys who hold their teammates accountable. Chris coverage now. NFL nation Texans reporter, Sara barshop? The Andre Hopkins was talking about working with young receivers on the Texans. Roster and said he pushes them to work like day can take his job. I always tell those guys tell yourself that you want to be number one. Don't look at me as the guy, come and try and take my spot. Love that, especially if you are the quarterback, what do you think of his prospects this year show Watson has all to reassert himself into the conversation? I think right now it's time anybody. Patrick Mahomes between him Carson Wentz the very best young quarterback in the NFL. I'm happy that deandre Hopkins has a steady quarterback is he should have a phenomenal year. Question is a steady offense, tackle play right now, a lot put on their first round, pick and Mack, Matt Kalil signed this offseason from the Carolina Panthers after he was cut. He gets how does how Alabama state needs to learn when to get the ball but they don't have the opportunity for that. Great combination of offense and defense, do absolutely. That division is going is with Indianapolis emerging kind of sooner than what most people thought might be the most fun to visit football fund. Fun to look out for. All right. If fixture, you're on the Friday edition is our NFL live, we cap. Oh, yeah. Let's go actually get to real show today yesterday bowl Chan gas Danaher. Shame Arene pulling this movie doing. Drian. We've officially hit the century. Mark hundred days, we're gonna keep it funded. Clip that we're going to replay replay to the greatest ever do manning tire your words. They ended up together to pay in could in hit fairways. If I can figure this out Charlie's little dot. I'm the one using the board. First time NFL live this tattoo was designed by coach Doug Peterson. Faintly NFL live. And then did you see this last night, historic eight way tie at the scripts national spelling, bee the eight contestants were named co champions as they every word correctly, and they could've gone on all night, so they are young teens after all I guess I had with the lights out down at some point. And if you consider that this whole process was eleven million kids participate in the national spelling bee against then if you say down to eight is kind of all right. But I don't know I kind of see like a two way tie, but say tie. Love to see him. Just Bali out ballet, like a cage or something just keep going with out of ways to create some sudden, death overtime. Right. I'm thinking about James Harrison, who to sort of not in participation trophies, if you years ago. Like what do you think he's thinking right now? Eight tie. Here's what we've done, what we could have done was just serve up. Some NFL names. Okay. So we know you guys could not escape this, gosh. All right. Spell in Dhamma can so. Okay. And d. A. M. U K. O N G, sue is s you. One for one. All right. So this is kind of fun because there's three devante sear and they all spill devante different ways Damian start with devante Freeman. Okay. D E, V O in a F, R E. You don't have to spell the last name. Very good. All right. And then devante Parker. Devante parker. Okay. So. D. E. V. O. N. T. Come onto that one, devante murder in yes, dang and finally devante atoms. Okay. D. E. V. A. He's a. DA. DA V, A, N, T, very night that one. Couldn't be occurrence Saint Brown. E. Q. U A. And I m e US. Down your hands. Chris Jahic in Gakugei Jahic. Forget the part. Why, why a in CK, correct? Yes. In g. You. Okay. Wanna give an. G. A. K. E. All right. Even now, Stephen how so I feel I played against Stephen house good in college football Middlebury college and Wesleyan university, so. H. A. U S. Gosh. See. H k. Yeah. We do next. Oh, gee. Out of safes. First name. I was thinking. Potty veto? Vice ivy. No. Eight. A now. Thank you. Your way. I'm not I'm the jump is coming.

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SQUAD | The Perfect Sandwich

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SQUAD | The Perfect Sandwich

"Today's episode of no Dunks is brought to you by remarkably remote. A new daily micro cast from the experts at Goto. Meeting all about making work from home work for you with indispensable. Intel on how to stay sane motivated and productive at home. We're here to help you. In this brave new remote working world find us on smart speakers or subscribe on your favorite podcast APP. You can also listen at gotomeeting dot com slash tips. That's Goto meeting dot com slash. Tips A swim world and welcome to the PODCAST SERIES. Squad the show where we draft teams like were the general manager. The only catch very specific draft pool or work in from it's Tuesday April. Seventh G skeets and joining us from their high tech conference rooms. We got tasks we got tray. We Got Lee and super producer. Jd houser by doing today. Great hungry everybody's ready to get drafted. You know it well before we get into it. A friendly reminders. Email us any and all of your MBA questions and comments to know that the athletic dot com. We'll be stepping on the beach. This Wednesday follow us on social media both twitter and at no dunk in over on facebook at facebook dot com slash dunk. We'll I guess it's official. We're now on facebook and yesterday. We dropped a brand new film session for you reviewing Nineteen ninety-seven classic Airbud. It was a lot of fun. Everybody hated it. We also discussed all the sequels and I had a bunch of other sports. I'd like to see Airbud try and then I brought up the idea that there's rumors they're going to be making a new air. Bud and I suggested buddy should take his skills to the courtroom. Because Josh's mom tells him he'd make a great lawyer. We didn't know really what to call that. Potential new air bud series Lee. You suggested Judge Bud Berry funny name but some fans had some other great ideas. I just wanted to throw them at you. Hear guys before we get drafting John Campbell. He wrote Bud esquire attorney at paw. That's that's good travis. Wrote earbud Beagle precedent with the tagline. The PAW is on his side Chris M. wrote Airbud pro Bono and At real real Dave wrote Airbud Pau school keeping it simple and then he wrote Josh and Bud get into Harvard law. Harvard makes the final four but the two top Harvard players get sick before the game. Josh and Bud present their case in front of the NCWA court and are allowed to play in the final. Just wrote the whole script for us right. Brilliant earbud possible. Yeah so great. Suggestions air by anyone and go back and listen to that film session as we. We basically went scene by scene through Airbud and really broke it down and just ripped on screen by torture scene. Yeah it was very very funny all right. Today's draft theme though guys today on squad it comes from a no dunks fan named. Shane is from Ireland. Who suggested we just keep it simple and draft the perfect sandwich yeah It's that that easy now. I'd like to be clear here. Shane I guess is not the first person to think of this idea the very funny. All fantasy everything podcast. The drafted sandwiches would a back in the day. I think back in two thousand sixteen featured. I'm pretty sure that featured Jake and Amir so we're not trying to step on anyone's toes here not trying to nibble from anyone sandwich. We saw because there's things going around on twitter. We saw Ian Carmelo's pretty upset onto the ringer for maybe jacking. Potential idea of pop culture draft ideas. But I would like to point out. We've been doing these. Dumb stupid drafts. Since two thousand twelve as the Basketball Jones we did a movie draft and I think we did a TV drafts and a few other ones as well. And if I remember correctly to an idea that sorta was inspired from the kissing kissing. Suzy Kolber guys those. Og blog boys because they were doing stuff online so obviously a format. That's been out there for a while just to make everything right in the world. I'M GONNA put Carmel on my sandwich. Okay ooh that you're spread sweet sandwich hadn't even considered it. You never know okay. Yeah we have. We have five different categories. This sandwich draft. It's pretty straightforward right in the first round. We'll be drafting. The bread in the second round will be drafting the spread in the third round. We'll be drafting. The meat in the Fourth Round. We'll be drafting the VEG- okay the veggie that you're throwing on and in the fifth and final round. We're each going to draft him aside. Okay so those are the five the bread the spread the meet the Veg and the side task pointed out yesterday yesterday. Slack Channel. It does sound like the lamest Diem ex lyrics of all time and we've probably insert that clip of trade dropping it down Brit dispirit. The meet the VEG. Yeah not surprisingly. I had enough time to record a DM X. cover about sandwiches. So yeah you killed it there so you may have noticed that were missing one crucial ingredient when it comes to making a sandwich. Where's the cheese? I've good news guys and JD. Needed accuse some celebratory music free cheese for everybody for everybody. It's like the free space on the BINGO card. Everybody gets cheesed. So if you want cheese you'll have but if you want it and you WanNa throw it on your sandwich. Just added near the end of the PODCAST. When we recap our delicious creations. Okay got it as always each and every one of us get a crack at the number one. Pick and one of the five rounds so draft hard discuss your selections. You can make trades if you want and remember that the listeners will ultimately decide who has crafted the Sandwich. We determined the draft order yesterday. And tassie you on the first overall pick in the bread category. How difficult choice this is. How can I pick a bread when I don't know what I'm it with? I've got to pick a quite a versatile loaf. I might pick one. I like might not fill it with anything if I'm not left with good choices in the other categories but I'm picking something that is so good it can stand on its own. GimME A for Catcher Brad. So so vicious not. I'm I'm thinking a nice thinner one. It's a soft on the inside a little crispy on the outside little salt sprinkled on top probably best friends rose and Mary sprinkled on profits. I can have it on its own. And that's what I'm worried about picking I in this category. I want it to be able to live by itself. Focaccia is all right with me as they say in the in the bread making business. I liked them. We made this at least a little more difficult. You're right task by putting bread. I without knowing what the heck you're even going out and do those other. Podcasts put bread. I doubt it. I don't know I can't say all right. So Kasha off the board the first pick here in creating the perfect symbol. The other nice thing about drafting Kacha is that if you get tired just throwdown slice. That's so pillowy just rest on it. No problem all right. J. D. U. Of the second pick here in the bread category with the second pick in the bread category. Yeah you said it. It's really hard to know what to pick if you don't know your meat so I'm GonNa go is a bit of a homer pick Maybe a little off the board here. I am going with a Montreal style. Bagel looming on my board got. That's right and and it's going to have sesame not the not the black seeds which I the poppy seeds which I do enjoy but I think that not knowing what's ahead. The sesame is a little more versatile so yeah sesame seed on wintry all style big good choice. Jd good choice. Thank you Deep on my board but I but I thought yeah I thought it would go actually so I'm glad to see Bagel bagels. I liked that one. The most traded down though I really do L. Montreal. Bagel was killing at the combine. Everybody is delighted. I have last pick in the meat category so I was really really considering trading but and you know what for Caccia was not even on my list. Oh List it was. It was lower okay so Trail third pickier inbred. We've been drafting for a long time. And this is the most nervous I've ever been for a draft. It's all about fit versus best ingredient available. I'm going best ingredient available from top to bottom here starting with the French beget how stolen from Lee. Come on get with GONNA last two number new work on the phones early dog. The thing is I have actually written a French beget as we begin the most classic of course as a French word so there is a French. Spaghetti France try to somehow got ticked off about this. I'm sure it was on the phone late. Getting the inside scoop on everyone saying Russian get is up for grabs. All the gets are now see. That's that's the predicament. Here are all bagels off the board. Yeah see I I think in this case I do too because we get later on. We get to the VEG- category. Yeah you can't have a sauteed onion and somebody else come in and say I'm having my onion raw exactly fly. So yeah all bagels off the board. I agree okay. Okay so are you all about the staleness factor possibly tray of a French baguette. I'm not honestly with that worried about it. Because I'm just GONNA make one giant Sandwich and edith right away and leftover will be left over for at most the day wrapped very tightly incredibly tightly filled with whatever kind of toppings. I'm going to get here. Hopefully they hold up as well. Barbara potentially going to pull them at Austin and scoop out the bread of your bread. Never Aston's extra breath throw it on the inside of my a little bit better. Your side later on is going to be the filling of brands. The mets third extra all right Lee or you're up here with the fourth pick. I can't believe this because I was ready with all those questions had. They're worried about being style. Because I was going to talk about the time in Paris where I bought the French Breguet from a seven eleven and then the next morning it was still just as fresh stuff going to hold so I had everything ready. Someone computer or something. That's what I can't believe. One of the most popular brands of all time. Got Any of your bread stories or the easiest scout for when it comes to you gave it away years looking for that is true but well with the fourth pick in the bread category of the sandwich draft. I'm going to have to go deep here and yesterday. I actually Google the world's top fifty breads and CNN CNN travel actually actually had a very very good lists in Fact Ski T. You'd be happy to know that number two was a lavish from Armenia. I don't know if you're familiar with it or not but I shouldn't say actually they're not actually the not actually ranked like fifty to one. That was just the second one on the list. I didn't actually those. Thank you for picking. Well I'M GONNA go third. Pick the draft board. And it's I want to talk about on my top five breads. It's the America from Chile. So it's it's got a nice fluffy interior which is great so later on as I get further into my sandwich. You'll see why it works because it can so pop a little bit of the little bit the other spreads and things like that God so this is great. I remember I had one of these in Chile. They are fantastic. I can't vouch for it not my first. Pick not my first pick. We'll say that but I'm very happy with America is still okay yes. You've you've talked a lot about bread before five cats so we know we know you're leaning. Okay Well Yeah. I had the last pick here in this category. You guys have selected some of the breads. I had on my my bread board. It's tough I don't know where to go with my file. Pick because there's lots of course still out there but do you get a little creative or do you just sort of keep it simple like a multi grain or something like that or do I go swimming with a with a crazy like Brioche like I knew you guys were going to have these cool fun. Picks you guys have knocked it out of the park. But I was thinking like like they'll be a whole wheat just sitting there for me and like you know a unit bread you can use with many things but I am going to go with the fifth pick plan. I'm going to go Tabatha. Okay Italian bread right a classic I would say in the bread world and I feel comfortable being able to use that moving forward sort of as a building block for my perfect sandwich so Shibata off the Board Pita Bread survives the Potato Bun survives brioche like I said multi. Let's hear from you guys out there making your pick. How thank you going with that your bias? So how big is this low similar to? Yeah your predicament. Like you were saying like can be very sick. You said you're going more thinner. I'm SORTA with you like that idea. I don't want it to be too thick. I don't want it to you know the bread an important part of sandwich but I don't want it like dominating the sandwich so ongoing like you like a thinner sort of style with that wheat flour salt eastern water perfect mixture their bread done. Let's go to the spread J. D. of the first pick I pick the spread their lava a lot of pressure. Here a lot of pressure. Now do you know again without the knowledge of the meat? It's impossible to go straight up. Mayo I mean there's only a couple of I can. I clarify something before like if you took a Mayo. Let's say Does that mean alias off the board being basically. Mayo like garlic mail like you know what I mean. Does that mean honey mustard Clarify that for. I think that has to be the case right. Yeah I think so I am going for you. Know what. Give me male. Just get this strange sure. Why not yeah sure you know. It's pretty faultless. Really Versatile now. You cannot whatever meat you one into that really era and I. This is the first draft that I haven't had a predetermined plan. Winging this time you have to. It's very nerve. Wracking actually is on. There is there is something about this draft within each category of having the first pick is a lot of pressure. It's like what the maybe the second third or fourth I don't know somewhere around there. Okay so may also I know that Matteo's probably listening and he'd probably just through his iphone across the room soon as I picked. So why do you say that? I picked a Montreal Bagel. Now I'm going to put Mayo and his and sacrilegious. I don't even know it's fine. It's fine we have a rule that at the end of all this. We have to make our sandwiches and US. You know really taste test them so that I would kill for big with. May on it. Okay all right insanity regret. Pick right Are you got an egg salad on that? You're done. Jd that's true? That's true all day of the Second. Pick in the spread category man. This is tough. It's so tough. Is this an omen durant scenario where there's a top to? Mayo and Mustard. I gotta go mustard. Whoever takes male? You're getting the other one. The second pick it's easy. I don't know what a what a peanut butter ends up being my protein. I'll be insane male mustard and peanut butter. No thank you. I need a little spice in my life. This is a reach at the number two pick. Sharda give me the Spicy Spice Guy. Neera a little bit oily. A little crunchy a little ferment spicy. Remind me reminds us of your bread again. I got a French. Begets getting the entire world filled with spicy flower. Okay okay this is a yeah. I didn't see that. Pick come in at number two for sure surreal reach. Are we allowed to have a product that contains vinegar l? Let's find out here. Lee of the third pick in the spread category with the third pick in the spread. Category the sandwich draft. I'm pretty happy these were still on the board. I'm going with an avocado spread like guacamole little bit of garlic in there and red onion. I'm not sure if that eliminates them for the rest of the drop but I'm just getting there because I want a little bit of a little bit of kicking they with Avocado spread. So that's what I'm going with Nice. Wow okay keeping it giving it healthy. Yeah tried to narrow. It gets worse though. He gets out of hand in the next round so okay so avocado spread off the board. All right. Let's keep it moving here. I can't believe it's dropped to fourth here. I the first pick in this category and I will select. I'll I'll take all I guess variations of mustard. I'm honey fan myself. I love spicy mustard as well but I guess I get all the mustard can give me all the honey on the top piece of of spicy on the bottom piece mustard drop in a forest. I can't believe that went forth. I'm happy with that. Yeah and you pick. Yeah huge huge and look if People WanNa talk traits my phone. Mustards off the board tasks. Yes tasks has the final pick here in the spread category. A I'm very excited. I think I know what you're going to take. I'm taking an olive tappin. Add all lives are me. I am olives if I had a set designed after me it would be all this baby and so I'm very qaulified a Kalamata. I love my olives. I'm going crazy here at home eating olives and I'm very pumped that's available. Did you consider Zeki Sauce for me? Just fine. Sure sure would be a very respectable? It's just it's so strange you know it's like you get so many ingredients in. Its Ezekiel got vegetables and put. Hey I'm not I'm not. I can't argue adjourn narrow. I can't argue an avocado spread and I thought about just dip in my coaching peanut butter and calling it a day and walking away from the other three categories. I'm very pumped with my olive tapping Ed. Okay let's keep it going. Third Round third category is the category before we get to trae. Who has the number one pick? I got up point out TRAE. It looked like you were scrambling a little bit here. Before the draft at eight twenty. Am I see Trey Kerby tweet? What is the best meat for sandwiches throwing out there? He's looking for something so tray with the number one. Pick in the category. What did you select? Honestly skeets as you're exactly right. I was racking my brain all last night trying to decide. What is the perfect meat to take number one? You can't botch this. Couldn't sleep had asked the people this morning. I told you I was going best ingredient available no matter what. I didn't do that in the last round however I picked jar number two. What an idiot. But I'm picking something good here. The Lebron James of the meat draft. GimMe Turkey Oh yeah I gotTA DO? I don't know whether that would necessarily be my number one favorite meat to have on a sandwich. But I'm not going to be mad having Turkey Jordan era and the beget. It's a good start. Yeah sounds like a delicious Sandwich You think this could be. Yeah the first couple of picks at least could be pretty obvious but you never know what the wildcard here Lee. What do you think well? I'm trying to stay away from me as much as possible these days but when I do eat it I'm trying to find the healthiest but for the sake of this draft and for the sandwich that I'm trying to build with the second pick in the meat category I'm going with biking straight off the Barbecue Grill Grill Bake. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah. I've been firing up the web lightly with charcoal and Baker. A smokey bacon off the barbecue is fantastic. It goes so well with avocado as well for what else. I'm building sandwich. So yeah I mean the thing is I did think about this. I thought maybe we're actually going to have to build these sandwiches and I thought I don't really want to be eating bacon again but then again what the hell why not. I might give it a shot living on the edge twice a year. That's the thing about biking is so good at all. I smell good. But it's just so awful for you but what the has lead. You are crazy. I've never heard of anybody grilling bacon. In my life drips through the slats. No no no. No no you get a good healthy sized slice of light across the slats so it's not gonNA slide down there and in this time of year when you flare ups like crazy. You can't a little bit. Yeah a little bit a little bit but it's worth it doesn't have to be on a long. That's a thing you just have to put it on for for a short time flip and then you can see those crewmax shot like a fat strip of Bacon Lee or are you thinking more of like a regular slice like I'm thinking probably three slices of thin irregular sized biking because on the Marquette or it's quite big so you've got you've got room there. Yeah thin. The veteran yeah. It's great. I mean you can just sort of see it. Bubbling up and then you can smell it and it's all charcoal smokey. It's it's great okay. All right I'll bacon. Yeah can't can't are you. That one often number two. I have the third pick here in Category I had a feeling Turkey. Would go about beacon would be in the mix but I wasn't going to select that I'm also keeping it simple taking what I I believe to be. The best available meet in the draft. Honey glazed smoked Ham Turkey and ham high on people's Sandwich less. I love love him and I like. I like how it fits with my team with the Tabatha in the mustard. So honey glazed smoked ham or the Ham category hand family is called her own ham on all forms of hand. Thought about the Jose called her own angle. Yeah I get Jose's Hams almost saying on fault task force pick in the category with the fourth pick in the meat category. Need something salty? Need Something Fatty. GimMe just straight Salami. Simple as cry Yup. Just give that pig. I think it's going to go well with my FA- catch my olive tapping Adam. I'm starting to build a bit of a muffled letter and pretty happy with that. I'm pretty happy with the slight. You know there's so many categories of Salami. I could get specific but theresa get the Theresa. Does that count as a Salami? I think so. Think the related in doing some research for this. I got a little worried because as a kid like I grew up the whitest household of all time and like I swear to God the only meat I ever ate on a sandwich was summer. Sausage never somersaults. The newly meet. Good meet you know. It's fine but I read that. It is a very of course high in fat and cholesterol and sodium of all the lunch meats and then like I got really scared because it said several recent studies have suggested a link between a high daily consumption of cured meats like a summer sausage and certain types of cancer got. I had so much summer sausage growing up as a kid like I had that like I swear to God four or five times a week But you know I'm health right now. Yeah I guess because it was just a cheap deli meat. I think you'll summer sausage. Getting picked up Old Trafford Mama's. Who's been listening my mom's loving our podcast recently. Because we're not talking about basketball. I'm sure she's loving the sandwich one. Why did I eat so much summer? Sausage all right so task takes US Alami in building a sandwich. Jd of the final. Pick well before I pick. Can I interest you in a trade? Hello go on maybe my mayo for your mustard. I hate to say this judy but I am one of the rare people in the world. That absolutely hates man. I I actually. I'm not kidding. I loathe male. I do not like it. Okay no problem sorry interesting. Little Jordan era granting the number two pick and spreads I'M GONNA GO STRAIGHT UP. Well Egg Salad right because can. I do an egg salad as and find. Yeah Yeah of course again. Egg Salad of course is definitely a meat holden who who came before it can is P. Meal Bacon on the board or is all bacon completely off off. Ask Yeah I think it has to be off. Okay all right egg salad for me. Your meat is egg. Salad meat is is that a spread. I mean now to me is the the main event. So yes that was at the bottom of the protein protein. Yeah I had it in there. I have egg salad sandwich for breakfast. Perhaps you there you go to McDonald's you get an egg sandwich sandwich. There's an egg in there. Okay all right. Let's go to the fourth round category. It is the Veg- Lee of the first pick in the healthy category. Yes I'm trying to recreate one of my favorite sandwiches and I'm GONNA come up to ingredients short no matter what he because I've lost egg. Of course that's off the table. I don't know if that's even a thought about it but I'm going to have down tomato lettuce. I'm just saying that's what I'm saying. I put there as I wonder if this one would pass a veg. Anyway it's off the board. Nasa doesn't matter eggplant maybe ooh notch choice. Yeah maybe okay well with the first pick in the category of the sandwich draft. I'm going with tomato also off the grill next to the Bacon there. I'm just GONNA PLUNKETT. The couple of nights big juicy slices put it on the grill again. Ten fifteen seconds. Flip it over. That's all you need and then bang it onto that America. It's a beautiful tasting sandwiches. Well right now and it's also the thing is I was thinking about. Let's think about egg as as I sit there. Those two maybe destroyed out a little bit. The tomato gives it a little bit of juice. So I'm feeling pretty good about the sandwich right now. It would have been interesting if I had selected ketchup as my spread and I thought long and hard about it with tomato have been off the more. I think that's different. I think that's I know there's no real tomato ketchup in Heinz. Exactly yeah okay so to me. That's a good pick a strong pick. I have the second pick in the veggie category. I'm not over thinking it as well. I am going with an idol net. Really the only time I ever eat it is on a sandwich and then that is iceberg lettuce. I almost I don't know I almost never eat it. Otherwise but God don't on Sandwiches Delicious. That little crispness little cleanness to your sandwich so I'm throwing it on. Mine I love. How my teams coming together. I have built actually such basic. It's hilarious but it is what it is. GonNa be good lunch so lettuce off the board task of the third pick classic to of Gone Tomato and I get the first pick in that category so I love how the draft shook down here in terms of where we were picking. Yeah I dislike tomato because I think he can be a little too overpowering. I don't know how well that's going to go with your Bacon. Lee GotTa be honest. It's GonNa Mitch. Pretty well when it's coming off the grill together you get an oil and both of them you know. Just when they're both ready to remove them and slap them into that that's going to be greater coming. I've never been to Chile and I've never had America so I wouldn't have no I with my fa- Kacha and all tap an ad Salami as I said I'm I'm building the Muffle. Outta I'm putting pickled banana peppers said tasks. Oh I love it. Yeah so you made a point of saying pickled so as pickles off the board then no no no. No they're not. I'm actually surprised as we know. You're a big pickle Guy Yup well there's another category still to come my friend. You're right you're right option. You're absolutely right. Maybe now I should draft it first and I was comfortable. I was comfortable saying that right now because I know that big spear isn't going besides your sandwich you know me too. Well you know me all you take your just taking a simple Pinocchio Jd your badge. Okay did you WanNa take a beat as your veggie is prime rib considered vegetable With the fourth pick in the veggie category I'm going to take tribe DOPP and sprinkle it on top of my eggs. Okay the most beautiful looking sandwich right. Yeah Yeah can you go through your four categories show. My bread is a material Bagel My spread is male may meet is egg salad and my veg is a chives chopped up to chat or recording this at ten forty eastern. Am might might factor into your. Sandra feels like breakfast sandwich. Maybe all rally had we been doing this that Yeah like two or three in the afternoon. Who doesn't change where everybody interesting okay? tray of the final pick in the VEG- category thankfully still a lot of vegetables leftover. But they're all the vegetables. Luckily though I drafted Jordan era early carrying most of my vegetables flavor profile. I just need something to take up some space. GimMe Bean sprouts interesting. Yeah there is space space filler. For sure you know you mostly getting them Jimmy Johns. I feel like that's the place where you're seeing. Bean sprouts most often on a sandwich and I don't mind him getting lettuce. That's a little bit more like hair. So if you're a hairier experience. Give me some sprouts and you know. I'm of course. Happy to get some form of being on my what the Brand Sarah. There are other spreads. That are pretty savvy as well. I think there's onion sprouts and Broccoli sprouts have read those I think so but sure I mean I would give them a try. Not on the Sandwich can took the bean. But yeah I mean when we're doing part to Share any other Veg- I know we've talked a pickle maybe making its way to the side part of the draft but anything else left out there will shock. Didn't get picked like a cucumber straight up. I don't know an onion you can throw an onion on. That's true. I was thinking about on but caramelized onions. Basically tribe is sort of like an onion. Isn't it yeah that's okay well? Let's finish this off the fifth round. it is the side category So something that you're putting on your plate beside that sandwich that you just created you already called my shot but the number one pick I have and I am selecting. I'm selecting chips so I guess I'm still specifically selecting like a kettle chip like Miss Vicki's type A chip. You know it. I want a chip when eating a sandwich. That has a little integrity to it a chip. I feel comfortable doing my taxes or watching my kids ship. I feel comfortable coming over to help me. Install a back porch something with integrity and Yeah I WANNA one of those type chips luck. My my preference for a flavor of a chip changes from month to month. I've talked about it before you know I'll go on a big sour cream and onion run and then suddenly I'm going for barbecue for a couple of months and the Jalapeno. Whatever I guess. GimMe a barbecue chip. I love that beside a sandwich. So chips off the board I was so pumped the number one pick in this category. It's GonNa ask you up next. This category is wide open. So many things you can pick as a side note. WanNa go healthy and have some Greens. I'M GONNA cut my pickle into four. Give me a quarter pickle spear. I don't need the other three quarters I was like. What do you do with the other? Three little taste shadow to man. Marc Spears. I just need one quarter and that's all. I need beside my sandwich because my sandwiches the meal. I need to get full on anything else will you? Will you eat pickle a law as you eat your sandwich like bite for bite or will you save it till after the Sandwich we have before? I'm just curious how very good it's kind of like chips. I do change it up. Yeah sometimes I wanted before. Wow Wow pre pickle yes sometimes. I need to match it with my sandwich. So I'm done half my sandwich and needs to be done half my pickle. Now it's a pickle eight now it's an eighth of a pickle living podcast task talking about pickles commentate on a pickle versus sandwich race. We had an agent of a sandwich on this. We come down to we. We used to order Jimmy Johns in the office and a pickle would come alongside sandwiches. Is that right the buried under that paper? Yeah right and even even after it was buried under the paper wrap of a sandwich in sort of a container for like skeets not a pickle fan. He had a warm sandwich on that pickle. Who's done that sandwich? It was basically melted pickle underneath that piece of paper. I would go in there and I'd take it back. I mean it's not the most enjoyable way to eat a pickle but still a pickle you wanted you would always take my jimmy pickle juice like my friend. Lisa Brown love a good pickle. Just WanNa shout out everyone. I know on par. Gd Of the third pick in the side category with the third pick in the side category still wide open feels like I'M GONNA STICK WITH MY FEM- here and it says maybe a little off the board but I'm going with a potato latter okay. A little bit of Something they give you the choice Usually between a sour cream and an apple sauce to go with it. I'm taking both Gonna mix and match as Xining side exactly exactly potato or make them at home. Jd feels like it's I don't I don't know a lot of people that do either but You're always when you can eat them. You take them down trait you have the fourth picking the site. Category Fourth picking the side category and I got eggs on the brain eggs. They could be aside. Does it go great with Turkey Sandwich? I don't know that's why my side is going to be a milkshake blaming chips easily. Maybe even a pickle spear next but once those two are gone. I'm moving off the salty and I'm looking for something sweet. It's not so much aside as a deserve but you know they'll probably serve it to you at the same time or if you're making it yourself you make up your sandwich to come in a little bit later. Mix Up your milkshake and everybody's happy with that. Shut Down Right. Okay milkshake. Yeah I was wondering if a beverage was gonNA come in and lay here in the side Kagwa. It was wonder who's flavors would prefer chocolate malt. But I'm not a picky man anything that's not fruit. Flavored is good by me. Did anybody consider taking a vanilla pudding? Cup as their side league. Final picking a side category. What are you with the fifth and final? Pick in the side category in two months. I'm not sure exactly where to go because I'm looking at the side. Everyone's waiting for their sandwich. I don't really care about the side. So what am I gonNA give them going to snack on? It's not going to fill them up too much and they're also GONNA joy so. I'm just going with with a standard. I know we'll be successful. That's a ball of unqoute carrots while you're waiting fuel bacon and tomato and just have a carrot carrot. You know your bed. Don't eat a lot of fatty rubbish there. With the biking eight carat you'll feel great cooked. Carrots make it appear in the last pick a sandwich draft. That's that's a perfect perfectly all right. Well let's let's recap The sandwiches we have created. And if you want you can throw in some cheese. Remember free cheese morale's so it's up to you if you want to chuck it in their specific with whatever cheeser thrown on tasks. What's your sandwich creation? It is of Caccia Bread. Filled with a Nice Salami spread is all of tappin add. I've got a pickled banana pepper on there and cheese. I totally forgot about Free CHEESE GOTTA TAKE IT. GotTa take it. GotTa take it it. Just give me a Provo loan on their side. Why pickle okay? That's decent sound and sailors to me. Jd What's what's your breakfast sale. I I think this could be a long sandwich to Montreal. Style Bagel with sesame seeds Male straight up male I got eggs. Salad is my protein. My vegetable is a chives chopped up sprinkled on top. I'm serving this. Open faced my My side is a potato latte go with both sour cream and apple sauce and no cheese for me. Thank okay lactose intolerant. Now it really goes with eggs okay. All right trade your sandwich. I gotTA beget hottest. Pick in round draft. The most furious can't believe classic of all time. Red Spreads Jordan Era. A lot of competition for that one but meade is Turkey. They go nice together. Also got some bean sprouts on my sandwich taking up space and on the bump still hungry after I finish all give me a chocolate malt milkshake on the side. Not all right. I forgot about my free cheese. Guinea fat slice of Pepper Deck Spicy. Toback half okay Lear Sandwich yes well. I'm going to actually start in reverse order. Start with my side because you have to wait for mine to Cook. So you're having your your uncooked carrots to snack on then on the Bob Q. The grill there. I've got the America the Chilean bread it which is also going to be grilled. I've got some avacado with garlic and red onion spread ready to go. The bacon is cooking next to the tomato also on the grill. It smells beautiful. Everyone's very excited for what's coming and Yeah you slap it all together and I'm GonNa put a little bit abry on the side but it's as required so if you want some breathe can have it. You don't have to have it okay. So yeah this is A little bit of cholesterol in the sandwich. But that's all right. That's fine. We're a nice day and You got to enjoy yourself so there you go. I will say this is the most effort I've ever heard put into basically you're on fire for like three minutes of Bacon Grill and then second tomato ten times longer to build the fire. You'll be uncooked carrots all right my perfect sandwich own. Rustic Italian Shimada Not too thick not too thick but delicious bread. I got some spicy mustard as my spread. My meat is a honey. Glazed smoked ham. I got lettuce. That's the only time I ever eat lettuce. It's on my sandwich. I'll throw some Vardi on that as my cheese. Free Cheese for all and my side is a chip but I'll go Like a a thick sorta kettle style barbecue flavor ship. All I am hungry. Now guys who had the best draft who crafted the perfect sandwich and better yet what would you have selected tweet at us at no Dunk Sake Hashtag. No dunks build your perfect sandwich. It's always fun. I like when people tweet in their picks having like pretending basically. They're the six person in this draft so they can't select things. We have already selected. And they gotta get really creative so have that that and we always have a blast reading your answers to that. That's honestly I should just be reading at this point. You can make sandwiches at home. Send us your pictures of sandwiches. You got nothing better to do a great idea. Hopefully hopefully you have the ingredients be safe. You don't go. Don't go crazy out there getting them. There's a Lotta delivery services get your ingredients. Yeah and build your perfect sandwich. That's it for today squad. We've got a number of podcast dropping this week though on Wednesday a new mail bag only episode of beach stepping. Get your cues in Dunks at the Athletic Dot Com Thursday. Our weekly no buffs. Podcast recapping the latest episode of survivor on Friday. We're going to get back to talking some hoops their run through our NBA awards. We'll go through these six major words and pick and maybe debate who we think should ultimately get them and later tonight. Yes tonight. Lee. You of a special bonus. Podcast in store. You've pitched it to us as you're talking to the worldwide wab of cricket. That's fine. That is very fair to say yes. This gentleman has made him quite a name for himself in the cricket world so I'm excited to talk to him it'd be he's from Melbourne to so this will be the second the second Melburnians on the show. This'll be great for me tonight. I'll finally be have some support and some company can't wait all right so that's later tonight. That special podcast. with Rob Moodie that sees nine eight. That's right yes yeah call. Worldwide wild rose clipper bows zone. You hurt here. I have a great time. Turn-up love you guys awesome. Thanks for joining us. Sandra member in Canada Chilean bread is a Chili bowl race. You're saying people.

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"Talking with my mouth open why I fall the rain drops were landing jobs the Dan Lebatardshow podcast is presented by the capital one venture car when you are an unlimited double miles on every purchase your next trip is closer than you think capital one what's in your wallet that's Great in here Ramona let's start with some human stuff not even sports how are you how's Your Neighborhood House the rest of La with the fires going on Yes smokey and Wendy it's howling of here but I have to say like I've lived all my life and like the one thing that I like nobody gets is like how good the damn firefighters are jobs like these guys are like precision everyone it's going great I mean you know it's just a good sensory experience you get in touch with your other senses there let's see I've been to a professional ultimate game monster Jam Monster Jam of course I've been I've definitely been too Krishna's county to watch a crappy NFL team in a crappy stadium like how weird isn't reading football in European Quirky it had its day back when the Miami hooters were is presented by progressive insurance guests on the Dan Lebatardshow appear via the Shell Pennzoil performance line right now it's time for Sports Center Update Kiddos the Arena League shutdown all locally the arena league shutdown that is messed up the valor they've got stuff installed all over the capital that's the D. squad the retest and free installation with any automotive battery purchase at advance auto parts dot com for all the latest headlines and updates tune in sports that are on ESPN radio all throughout today they can just make the fire do they wanted to do and they're so good at it it's like you just I don't know there's a part of me that's like nobody can pay these its unique when you live in a town that allegedly has an NFL team but now that I think about it I can understand why you might be seeking football elsewhere it's easier to get through to because I'm not going ever been to because I feel like you have a long list of like hitting up the minor leagues and the out the auxiliary stuff first of all we're not going to Besmirch on I'm getting Ramona Shelburne online right yeah you don't remember the Miami hooters hooter sprints has actually used to be an arena league team I've not I've not been to out is one point one million pounds this sportscenter is brought to you by advance auto parts ahead Dick Advance and anytime one four batteries is about to fail get a free I go to a lot of sporting events because I like going to sporting events let's he is really how weird is arena league on scale of one to Mega Weird Mike how each professional baseball by calling the myrlie weird that's the number of a messing around Shaw on Major League Baseball I don't know what People Auburn's on the phone guys how are you it's a mass Ramona it's a real mess I can't see anyone I can barely even if money for what they do have a question I have a question about at the moment in terms of how the humans move around you know you're you're a new mom and there's different things that happen the guy who drove a monster truck so went to that it was in the same building that the football team played which is the one building in DC that hasn't full circle I do a lot of the circle in in neighborhoods in terms of facilities and all that what's this like in terms of how everybody just moves in schools and buses and all that just to keep people safe from the air and all all sorts of things like that yeah it's amazing because it's like you don't realize how disruptive is when like one piece of social chain like you know your business up what all local team business operations team services for all six events teams you'll financial difficulties that is terrible in the NBA August Theodor he owned to what Baud when they're there when the first arena bowl I know many humans who go to these games this is very upsetting what's the weirdest sporting event the trump is monster jam the Sunday Sunday Sunday football yeah graber that actually knew a guy who drove him on I didn't know a guy my friend he defeated the Hawks one hundred ninety seven Jimmy Butler had twenty one points and five rebounds in his debut trae young left the game in the second quarter after spraining his ankle and finally the average weight of a cumulus are all displaced and it's like people just kind of on edge right but I think they're just like on edge on in general because they vary like under stabilising to think that there's so much that you just can't control I'm sure like everybody's living in Miami that feeling with hurricanes usually field out with earthquake out here in Los Angeles all fire seasons comparatively speaking and it's it's like yes you've seen like last night we were asking Lebron James and the Davis about evacuees that's right but this has been like I've I've lived here literally my whole life and like the last couple years have just been like incredible awesome at Sarahspain Clinton Yates were filling in for Dannon stew stew is working on his unwritten record book and department this isn't like one piece like like everything starts falling apart like people don't go to school traffic involve desperate and people are living in their houses you have any idea how many of the Lakers and clippers are currently re housed somewhere in a hotel or otherwise well I think Anthony Davis was also displays that first night like you guys are new in town they've never experienced what this is like and like you have to pack up your family and move to a hotel for a week but the one that I just keep coming back to this like the firefighter interesting talking to Ramona Shelburne Ramona so I know Lebron gave a bunch of tacos off to the first responders and we heard news that his neighborhood was affected by this so good at what they do like it's it's just precision and the faculty even get these fires out at all is amazing let alone like save all the houses that are there but it looks like he's been able to go back and you know a lot of a lot of players like they live in that Belair area where the getty fires and that's Kinda over by a number live like in the South Bay Manhattan beach area for their fine but they Yeah I think I think for the most part players are okay but like you know the first day pretty much like anyone but I don't feel like it's like a giant issue ready of current teens because most of the people have been allowed back in they've been about you know the the fact that day and kind of one of those one of those things where it's like h yeah like it it can really humble you nate mother nature can really humbly right and La anybody knows la geography at all it's just it's just right by the four zero five and that's where right that's where a lot of guys live but An Equal Davis made twenty six of twenty seven free throw those forty point twenty six of them came with the throw line and a lot of it was that you know the Jaren Jackson junior is like a really good player and he will be a good player in this league for a long time but he has issues with awed as far as basketball is concerned at this stage with the with the National Situation I think it's I think for the for the basketball teams like right now it seems like it foul trouble early in his career so he got into foul trouble and then no one on the grizzlies could do anything with with Anthony Davis it was just like you know what we doctor ordered after the opening loss the clippers just get some wins under your belt build something find ways of playing where the pressure isn't so much Dan Le Batard show with Stugatz neither of those guys are here at Sarahspain Clinton Yates Ramona Forty and twenty for Anthony Davis I do that sent shock for the Lakers and he did it in thirty one words locker is right next to Anthony Davis it's like two lockers down Anthony Davis has locker is pretty much right where all the money in the world at your disposal but I think just based on where I would assume players live like it's the south they'd be down there lax it's tell me what you're seeing so far from this new Lakers experiment okay so I went to the game last night and it like the two things I need to stress out of this sort of deal with this and as the NBA sort of put out any now put out anything of any operations changed besides the individual things those particular teams or is business as usual can't defend him let's just fell on the free throw line and it was like it was interesting watching because he obviously has a shoulder us tonight he was dragging his shoulder around he jammed it against yeah well at least for one last question which is if it is willing to insult another black bands here in public it'd be these two very much getting Lebron tweeted it for the morning where do we go in and you're Frank Vogel just like gave the guy like he they came in if they wanted to but like they didn't also put themselves out there to make this happen and so it's like it's like I don't want to say it's an arranged marriage because it's a little more than that but like it's it does feel that way like they because you're winning but I think what's what's what was interesting walking around Lakers locker room and just having the sense of Laker teams passer is like Dwight Howard Sunday night in the win over Charlotte and they've played like two pretty bad teams back to back and they've looked really good against those bad teams which is kind of just what the legs white hours lockers used to be when he was here the first time around and it's like weird being in that place because I remember the last time Laker had a night like that's where he had that many Anthony Davis actually broke Dwight Howard made free throws record for the Lakers and it was dwight was playing for the Lakers in two thousand long are eighty in the broad looking like they have as much chemistry as they do in front of me they are highly incentivized to have chemistry Ramon appreciate it thanks everybody do God's here right now one in four car batteries is about to fail that means a quarter of you are in for a bad day so think ahead thank lake everybody's dealing with smoking hair and all that and like I know for the Bay Area I was there with the warriors last week and they have they have major issues with power GEICO's easy to use mobile app you can manage your Vica policy whenever laver wrong we can just marry a deep in the by your local advance auto parts as soon as you can they'll test your battery for free and install new one if you need it let somebody else one in four you deserve a good day because eighteen and so it's like an interesting parallel with their with them Kinda like side by side and locker room and you like oh I've lived this totally different I wanna give me fresh towels everyday just call it what it is tell me you don't WanNa give me first house I'm still gonNA throw it on the floor I feel like water is a renewable resource and you're not really saving the ocean when you say the G. League is a good question because they like you know Lebron James can just kinda hotel in G. League that's a little bit harder going to cost you money to wash these towels all right this whole thing about you're saving the whales or you're saving the turtles or whatever because I put my towel on a hanger is so full of it all right or just very then what is its head keeps Spinning Bank scary really scary mixing how's football download today available wherever you enjoy your podcast presented by Cintas and linked in I'm looking at my face right now because I was laid to this program and brush my teeth before well Anthony Davis already correcting Lebron's hair and has had been so I think that shows a level of intimacy that at least is a good sign yeah thanks for the the SPN radio if you missed any of the show you can listen to all three hours of the Dan lebatardshow plus our Miami only hour enter best of podcast on demand in the ESPN about how that's what she said was Sarah Spain is really the podcast that we should be promoting so I'm doing that now allowed to everyone anyway outages as well like even if you're not affected by the fire power out over the bay area I mean talking to Sarah you like you're here learn literally started on that do not get me started on hotels they take from me I feel like I'm entitled to take something from them thanks to shampoo they're gonNA throw it today's news people started getting fired what was original site you might remember when they first started news access fever or discretion Look we've both been in this business Spain for a while show people I could write and try to use those as samples to get other places and it went to some blogs with bolts conferences those were the conferences early on and there was this pitting between orch changed in ways that are so drastic that I think a lot of sports fans have really had a tough time adjusting. Espn the magazine sports illustrated and now gets been after an APP by the way you can also subscribe to the lead guitar in France podcast network featuring south be sessions stupidity and mystery please rate and subscribe new episodes are posted every we in mainstream media and the blogs right they were kind of saw themselves as trying to interject into the gatekeepers that have been keeping control of sports media for so long you're listening to our show advance auto parts think ahead big advance long I found adequate curse it is Ed's been and Kissing Suzy Kolber and with leather and stuff had great sarcastic funny smart content but often paired with misogyny and homophobia other ills right and over the years what we've seen is this sort of taking back of the Internet from wiser more mature voices in finding going to bed at eight o'clock because that's when it gets dark yeah ours outlived Ramona Shelburne. ESPN senior NBA writer. On I'm not even talking about that I'm talking about the sheets and I'm talking about the towels Stugatz so we really care about the environment so please hang up your get Outta here you just don't WanNa wash these towels you mentioned like the portals or whatever that we came through it I remember coming up with some of my earliest jobs were writing for some sports blog just trying to get stuff out into the universe and be able to with the haters guide to the williams-sonoma Holiday Catalog and funny stories about people taking a dump in Tim Hortons right stuff that just feels like is reporting of late on very serious topic suspend some of the best out there and that's why I think when I saw this I was so disappointed in part because the everyday coverage is snarky take whoever's doing it knows that the reader is interested in all these various things when you hear this mandate of stick to sports and it feels like it's coming from venture capitalists ooh activated when you on that but that's what I was GonNa ask you for the people that are the lebrons of the world you know the G. League guys support staff schools and so forth you know by using water to clean my towel are you am I missing something what am I missing I missing something the end of the story this is live with our show with those two guys that happy geico wing download the industry-leading Geico app today Dr Libertad Art I heard the hotel industry is moving away from providing shampoo and so access to voices and takes that weren't heard elsewhere that resulted in a lot of the old boys club of the wild wild west of the Internet and the way it used to be an early iterations of stuff so you can argue all you want about sl and whether or not that magazine model was GonNa still thrive and what changes might need to be made but deadspin was thriving and succeeding as this feels uh-huh chemistry happen but like you know listen to these two guys both of you -tations and the line to make this happen and something as we've seen the proliferation of all of these different sites shows like this one shows like the ones that you and I and everybody else do the notion that you don't have to but I think that what the main thing the deadspin did was create a viable market for what is very plainly sports adjacent content and that is stripe wherever you get your podcast also from celebrating Knute rockne into the fall of USC to the down and distance podcast hosted by Ivan Razelli covers eight stores in the history dicta sports just does it make sense the entire purpose of it's existence was exactly not that and so when you see kind of cannibalism it's really tough for me fundamentally Sir you don't actually have an investment in the quality of the site but rather want to be in control of it for the sake of being able to be in control that's when it stinks because deadspin was successful the last six months three what I would call legacy websites publications with everyone to call them and yes I'm referring to this is legacy have gone away getting so political that it turns away one or the other side because we're in such divisive time so you can argue whether that is a good choice to make a massive company like espn but I don't think the bunny and gives you the same stories you're seeing elsewhere with a humorous bent to them and makes them fun to read but also because they're doing legit reporting and legit stuff now that's mixed in into they will enjoy without caring about the XS and os of the Games for that to go away not just in terms of the business failures but conceptually to tell deadspin report on scores you can simply discuss the humans and the places and the things that they do a brown the you know the universe of sports is completely viable market that people will tap sizing standards as somewhere like an espn or Fox sports or anywhere like that there is this kind of idea that it it operates in its own little world on the Internet and the where they're giving us the kind of content that rivals the largest companies kind of writers that are doing the work that we can see also at mainstream media outlets and some of dead the understand how somebody could come in to do that at all yeah and worth noting by the way that there are similar edicts that large companies like ours that are trying to prevent and is the same for somewhere like that's been which wallet is a very widely read site doesn't really need to apply the same journalistic standards or even sponsor and advocate point because of our interests as sports what were your thoughts and you I heard that desmond would be changing from what it used to be basically to a stick to sports mantra which is just asked me we may disagree with here but I think people keep bringing it up as the same situation are wrong there because I think the reason to have places like deadspin is to almost have that voice people who want to go there will choose it over other places because of the voice that has because of the tone that takes that's very different than somewhere like ESPN which one is to be the worldwide leader and the place that everyone goes for their sports news of the day and is the is sort of journalistic enterprise of record. I don't think that excuses whatever decisions yeah because I was screaming like an idiot because I overslept ver- unprofessional person and I have a serious stress rash from last night I just realized that that was going on on my face I was takeover solely for the power hungry new ownership and not because of the content being bettered I agree with you one hundred percent and I don't WanNa step on anybody's toes you like we gotta make this work like if they don't make it work like who's Lebron GonNa go get who's you get to play with them here in L. Right and Anthony Davis to make it work here where does he go next Oh freaked out that like breaking up for discussion so party relief more gesturing to now I'm normally but very ugly right now so excuse excuse me is that I woke up at the crack of dawn to get here to host the show soon also just thought Mike Ryan was talking out loud but he was just talking in my ear L. and entered through different portals the portals if you will and how all of this sort of shakes out and works it's something that I think we all pay attention to a lot because of the things that we do not just from jobs gum jobs that would be these liberal our show with Stugatz on ESPN radio ESPN radio that operates outside of the main hub and what you're taking away from that in trying to sterilize it is it's personality which is why it succeeds did very well which was they could exist in a world that we're sticking poke fun at the big guys still be the little guys and then accept their own responsibilities they were trying to play both sides of the responsibility territory in the Atlantic wilderness learn more by checking out AIRBNB DOT com slash animals dot com slash sale that's blinkprotect dot com slash sale for all the latest headlines and information tune into sports center on ESPN radio all throughout the day hasn't joining us to talk about game seven of the World Series Tonight Jeff can you put into context what exactly we saw from Strasbourg last night go out and say that it was a truly historic Josh Beckett tight you know Madison Bumgarner type if we're talking modern guys the work that you would expect that other larger places so they didn't shirk the responsibility of being a journalistic outlet they just did that alongside silly goofy talked and honestly it shows untuckit believes in helping guys look sharp and feel casual that's why their shirts followed the perfect length and were designed for guys of all shapes and sizes next year using alas took retreat now do the third blink indoor and outdoor cameras and systems are up to twenty percents off Yep twenty percents off visit blinkprotect reporting from someone like Diana Moskowitz that you are getting sourced using police records using open open source of all that stuff like she was doing that's Stephen Strasburg through got hit one hundred twelve miles per hour by George Springer and and that is really hard and then Alex Bregman crush a home run formats but it was really really good it was really good in the context of how mediocre he was in the first inning the first pitch filthy rich these donlevatar show with as to God's own Espn Radio Espn radio is presented by progressive insurance guests through its growing pains and you can go back and find any number of stories and comments from there from back in the old days but they had embraced this new approach of being able to taller short slimmer athletic build untuckit has the perfect fit because everyone deserves a shirt that looks great untucked and you shouldn't have to go to a tailored again one with untuckit perations in team services for all six teams due to financial difficulties sad day rip in the NBA He defeated the Hawks one twelve to ninety seven Jimmy airspan Clinton Yates filling in for Dan Stugatz I believe is personally meeting and apologizing Adam Gates for cancelling him and Dan is eating on the line we've got Jeff News talk about baseball are you still wearing your button downs on talked in hoping for the best then stop it seriously seriously because traditional shirts weren't meant to be worn on bleep jokes that everybody can get behind and they did it in recent years without needing to be insulting or offensive to large swaths of people and that's why I enjoyed it right and it it'll be funny and entertaining without being offensive and that's harder to find now because a lot of the blogs things the only way to separate themselves is to be the most crazy on the day lebatardshow appear via the Shell Pennzoil performance line right now savary sports interrupdate Kiddos reliigous shutout all local team business they've twenty percent on your first order at checkout that's U. 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Dot Com Promo Code Ros Donlevatar Never GonNa Stop Glove depending on whether he's got fastball or an off speed pitch and once he got rid of that the Astros could not touch him and I would've loved and walk to first base with his bat and I mean like when you hit a home run in the world series and you think Butler twenty one points five rebounds debut trae young left the game in the second quarter after spraining his ankle and finally a new Prince Memoir reveals that he hated Katy Perry Angst as it is smart checkout untuckit get free shipping and returns on all orders in the US at UNTUCKIT DOT COM and don't forget to use promo code ro s even Strasbourg is Lebron James but Stephen Strasburg from his junior year at San Diego state was supposed to be the what's the closest thing it reminded me of was Lebron James Debut and and I'm not saying easy and the most like to throw people off by being offensive and it ends up being juvenile and deadspin had that great balance or if he that's been long lived and and one of the things I will never forget is being at Stephen Strasburg I start seven innings fourteen strikeouts I am and I'm forty four years old I ain't changed with Stugatz I changed it worked I am the next year so many different twists and turns along the circuitous path that he's taken to this point seeing him finally do Clinton what we all complete games in the world series but eight and a third brilliant innings was quite the performance and here we are because of it with a game set it's okay to take your bat to first base you're feeling really good about yourself and so they they thrush Stephen Strasburg in the first inning and seeing Stephen Strasburg not just live up to the hype but exceed the hype in the first start I was just like what what am I witness it here I'm really appreciative of it having been there for his first start in the big leagues and listen I've been writing about baseball for fifteen plus years now huge variety of colors and patterns you're sure to find the style to match any wardrobe so whether you're shopping for the perfect gift for the man in your life this holiday season or just trying to craft a look that says relax like this guy is going to be in the hall of fame and then he blows out his elbow and and and the shot down and there there's back to the stage that the nationals needed him in at a franchise really is between the shutdown between sort of basically waiting this entire time in between trustee I say this because there are very few people I've met in this world who you look at in their eyes and think to yourself Oh my God this person could tonight as he fights through that neck spasms and locking up to to go for game seven I have no idea all I know is marijuana does Max or has like like with with Max Scherzer your disarmed by the Hetero chromium like very very few people have different codes have to see him finish the game because you don't complete games in Major League baseball in two thousand nineteen and you especially don't see complete games in the postseason and you especially especially don't presper goes back into the DUGOUT and Paul men heart the pitching coach goes up to them and says you're tipping and and what he was doing he does this little wagle with us next big thing and with next big things we are always sitting there in wondering can this person actually live up to the hype Max Max Scherzer had is crazy last night and I don't and I don't say this because one of them is is like blue and the other one is brown I thought that night when he struck out fourteen he was bound to do almost a decade later was just a really cool danger ah the star guest of the daily with meantime says he dominates the airwaves on that podcast so far and it's young life Jeff what are we expecting from actors Lord is those who do have different colored is it's like a slight variation Max Scherzer looks like he's got a fake eye and you're gonNA which one is fake like yours him and every big spot in the postseason historically what is it like to see this guy's career finally come to a point where he was in the place to do what he was supposed to do and actually did it mark this story and you know we we may see it we may see it come full circle tonight with a ring we're talking to Jeff Passan Aka elmo in to inform your answer you have to criticize the question let me jump in here while fighting I saw you we were on the concourse the entirety of the proceedings because of what occurred return you know before this series even started is there something that we think maybe major league baseball once the nets the wind is so that speech team wins and with the Astros my thought from from the moment that that happened is that this is a complicated championship and so are you just avoiding answering another question you know what the best part is I kind of forgot one really interesting sort of conundrum that baseball's and and and I've been you know I I think about what I'm going to right at the end of every world series and you know we we love we love the artistry of people who do brilliant things but when story cannot exactly go away but it cannot be elevated to what it was when things started if I may step back for a second since I just loved Ah Jeff we all know there's got to close out the game tonight so just had to save a little tank talking about put overall though Jeff I think a lot of necessarily understand how long the artists are flawed. How do we reconcile that and that to me is the story of the Astros right now right like we look at what the the Astros as a team appropriate and I'm wondering is Major League baseball sort of thinking we want the nationals to win this we can stop talking about what happened to start the series with the astro you know it's how do you reconcile that tough question to to answer and because of that because the Washington nationals are so uncomplicated it feels like they are the they made a couple of guys came to us it started yelling this about what was happening it was before it was during game one if this Stroz win this is going to be any sort of Paul live that's forums dot com slash espn five for your free online visit F. O. R. H. I. M. S. dot com slash espn five don them has had a really difficult to deal with areas and and the other has been the underdog who's come back with the historic Iran that's a baseball bat stole God's you think he actually called it the throne probably does the medication to treat E. D. at affordable prices and hence makes it extra affordable you pay just thirty bucks for a month supply and right now get your first on my doctor's visit totally free like does he have the blue the Blue Acre round I know we're talking about analysis of his outing tonight yeah the doctors online who can evaluate you and if appropriate prescribe your ed medication and Pharmacy Sends It right to your door hymns makes it affordable private and incredibly easy nobody do you go to forums dot com slash? ESPN five that's right free zero co pay no expensive appointments no awkward face to face conversations to get your prescription hymns connect what's your wallet capital one NA member FDIC rhetorician think ahead big advance at advance auto parts participating car quest locations Jeff we got to let you go but I have a quick question if you have a reaction to what rob Manfred told ESPN about potential changes to the game of baseball and the metaphor he gave was it's Lebatardshow podcast brought to you by capital one with capital one you can open new checking or savings account with no fees or minimum welcomed the banking reimagined that no matter the result of game seven I needed to write a story about it meanwhile I had other plans for what would happen with my night if the cubs were to go ahead when the world series team that I don't think Major League Baseball wants to win but if they happen to win than Major League baseball is not going to sit there and be like oh well you know we're we're Gordon sometimes to drop back ten yards and remember we have the greatest game in the world do you have a reaction him using a football metaphor to imply that baseball is the best game I'm have done and it's brilliant we look at what the Astros as an organization have done and and a lot of ways I it's really difficult to stomach and so how do you look when you ask a question I'm GonNa dance around and when you have no information likes dealing with now thanks to him nobody has to and that's really good news to start your free online visit you need to go to this exclusive address forums dot com slash espn the first one hundred eight years so during the day of game seven as we were prepping to go I sat down and I wrote to full articles one how would be feeling if they won one how I'd be feeling if they lost and then I planned on just being able to fill in some of the details after the game so as we all know ask had me sitting there on the airplane as I was listening to think damn she asked good question which is why I was so shocked when you have to terrible which was magical we managed to get sweets booked before the series started so four six hundred dollars for each game all you can eat and drink sweets and it was like thirteen hundred dollars quit was the to do jumped on our throats talking about that guy of being let one guy actually said that to us and it was like dude what yelled at a reporter was in went to go see his baseball team in game seven of the World Series Clinton I wanted to lay out for you my game seven a couple years ago and then see what your plans are so here's the thing ESPN W requested go to game seven not only is it a night game already but there's a rain delay goes into extras by the time we get out of the ballpark because we go down with all the rest we were in a suite the game but also totally have the celebration of my dreams and then come back to Chicago in party what are your plans to get there and what happens if you're in the middle of Houston talk were you guys building out the rod bathroom of your imaginations is that what I heard you discussing during the break towels with an a on them you know the thing you slide the toilet paper see my hometown baseball team play a world series game at home we're talking about a city that didn't have a franchise for the greater part of my life so the wind is one thing the this is Cleveland nothing is open in Cleveland around two am but we pass by a pizza joint and we buy a couple cases of beer out of their back fridge they weren't really troubled by this now the you know they're two cities with the exact same metropolitan area that both big markets both have stars it's just that one the bomber Patriot a terrorist thing. Sarah you actually ask really good questions I enjoyed podcasts with Right Thompson you antenna couple of the questions they weren't allowed to sell them but whatever its world series game seven cubs just one get a bunch of pizzas we go back to the hotel lobby where the cubs are staying party with Bill Murray and Tom Ricketts and a bunch of ESP I had previously wrote about them winning at and some stuff about how nice it was all chapman blue and he wasn't on the mound happy when they won and he wasn't responsible for the DUB and yeah that's like a seven step drop in scramble you're scrambling not good all right buddy if you're dropping back ten years you're probably in a lot of trouble the typical picks yards three and twenty you gotta Let your guys get deep folks and we call it a night around four so I get back to the room around four fifteen a couple brews in and I write up a little bit to the story batting gets asleep until about eleven am and then get to go back home and be on a bus in the parade and doing all the fun stuff so it was about the most perfect way I can imagine to kind of have to we're only to get in so we had the hookup we're showing the sweet they win it all we go nuts we walked down to hang up by where the team and the trophy and the presentations are we got to the ballpark around Two am aligned physician consultation are only available at the physician determined appropriate subscription required see website for full details important safety information guys canoes the outrageously expensive little blue pill is now generic which means you can get the PRESCRIP- learn how to play baseball I got to teach the member of my family whom I taught my love for the game and experience it with him that to me is the win if the nationals walk away with the trophy that'll be great throw throw an actual throat there's gotta be a full length mirror in there somewhere I imagined somewhere in his house he has a replica of David but with his head on sedan lebatardshow is Stu Gods God's working hard on his new podcast the nightly Dan is eating so you got Clinton Nate's Sarahspain Clinton aides who will be catching a flight suit we're team wins the world series tonight I won't be Middle Houston I'll be as close to the field as possible and I'm here for work let's be clear I mean for me the win in this situation was getting able to oh experience was another like I said again setting yourself into not the journey again I'm GonNa tell you family I played baseball growing up I taught my about the wins and losses in ways that I'm not daycare look for me Phi me no matter what after game seven here's a boy is one who will be there the Washington nationals are elden bizarre stories of our natural world season two sponsored by AIRBNB experiences the folks at Airbnb are making it easier to meet animals for sponsors with airbnb experiences you can hike Elliot's Runyon Canyon with a pack of rescue dogs who are up for adoption or try to spot an Arctic Fox News Tufa who rules it's not a knock on anybody else

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"NFL live ready to roll on Friday. We'll headline what is almost an annual event. The patriots got their Super Bowl rings at a big party last night, and it's national doughnut day, and we wonder, which NFL team is most likely to put up a doughnut in the upcoming season's win or loss column. And on the more serious side. It is a busy time around the NFL seven teams on the field today. Rotea as those bears charger Steve's then more other teams just wrapped up mandatory minicamp as well. So we know summer break is common fast. There's still work to do is gave Victor Cruz. Louis riddick. I'm Suzy kolber. And as we know there's a ton of excitement in Philly contract extension for the eagles quarterback, but first an update on the ongoing investigation regarding chiefs wide receiver tyreek hill. Prosecutors in Johnson county are not actively working a criminal investigation into. Possible child abuse involving the Kansas City wide receiver while the criminal case is not currently being pursued there is a continuing investigation into the matter by the Kansas department for children and families. The NFL has also begun an investigation, but a league spokesman told the Kansas City star on Friday that the NFL was waiting for permission from the DCF to interview hill. So feel what does this mean just in terms of the NFL, how they proceed with an investigation NFL has previously said Suzie, that is not going to investigate Tari kills matter until it has been handled in terms of the legal process until that has fully played out and remember when this case was previously deactivated. The DA said we do believe a crime has been committed, but we are not able to prove who or how it happened. Now, the crime is are the cases, once again, no longer active, and it would leave you to believe that after that disturbing audio clip that was released which prompted the case to be reopened that they were once again, unable to decide or determine how this crime went down. It's a still do believe that something took place, which is why there's a three year old boy with a broken arm, but they cannot prove who's responsible for this. So we're kind of back at the same spot knows you mentioned it is still being investigated by the child protective services in the NFL is now starting its own investigation. So it's possible that. Tyreek hill, even if he does not face criminal punishment could pay face punishment from the NFL it. We'll see what that means for a status with chiefs going just an impact today's update on time line. I think that the NFL given that we now have about five or six weeks before training camps, heat up has a natural window to continue to investigate into this matter. And as we know what the NFL Suzy even if fans clamor for clarity teams as well by the start of the football season, if the NFL is not prepared to make what they believe is a full and final ruling, they'll continue to investigate. So it was much as we want probably put a time line. Hey will just be wrapped up by training camp. It might make sense logically, but it's hard to say for sure, we will continue to follow this, of course. And now the new deal in Philly the eagles all in on Carson Wentz. Four year contract extension will keep the twenty six year old in Philly through the twenty twenty four season a source ESPN's Adam Schefter one hundred twenty million dollar extension includes. Guarantee is over a hundred seven million, and it can escalate even higher. What's up eagles nation? Can't even explain to you. How excited I am right now to be part of this great city for this. Many more years means the world to me from the moment. I got drafted here. I knew this place was special a new they had the most passionate fans in the world through in all of sports, and I knew we had the opportunity to build something truly special here and to be cemented here for this much longer means the world to me. I wanna thank my good Lord saver. Jesus christ. First and foremost, I give me this, this opportunity blessings, I want to thank my wife. She's been amazing. She's been my rock. She's been my biggest porter throughout all of this. My friends, my family as well. I wanna thank Jeffrey. Larry, how he Roseman coach Peterson the entire organization all of my teammates for supporting me. It's gonna be a fun ride by no means the work done. We're just getting started this year is going to be special. And I look forward to seeing you guys on Sundays at the link fall. Thanks again. God. Bliss, and go eagles. When says the latest quarterback jersey of nine figure guarantee Matt Ryan the market with one hundred million guaranteed last off-season. Russell Wilson topped him with a hundred seven million in April. Now wins has nut just the market a little higher receiving the largest guarantee in NFL history for now. So congratulations to Carson whose family to the eagles. Let's tackle this from a few different angles Lewis. What do you think in terms of timing? Let's start with timing for wince. I think what's Carson look one. Sometimes it's very subjective Suzy about whether or not, you think now's the time where I should go ahead and take the money or should I bet on myself in wait. But if the team is willing to go ahead and pay you in such a way that you are still within the top five or near the top of the market, particularly in guaranteed money, and particularly in terms of guaranteed money at signing that it's hard for you to sit back and you know what? I don't need that money all this way. I'll just wait. Till later on this far as the team is concerned, look filled up his one of the smartest teams historically terms of timing as to win the up the young players that they love. And if you love young quarterback then why wait because I'll tell you this. You'd rather be first than last in terms of order, when you're reading Goshi eight and contractor or signing guys to extension because all the other guys right now, as we'll talk about are sitting there going, thank you. Now. Now we're just going to raise if I asked you about when's not the eagles. For what for him when you when you put up that graphic you saw this dollar Bill sitting, it's your Carson Wentz. You're going. I'm good. Yeah. I do you say no to that. I think I think is because you know in this game in the NFL so volatile, and as he knows it, you know your season can change with one injury with one play and, and for at this time for him to be a lot of that much money into talking about it this early in the season should he should the eagles. Wade if he had waited I think he did at the perfect time for him. And I think any deal that puts him in the tops in the quarterback category. I mean you gotta take. How do you say no to something like that? Especially with the ups and downs that Carson has had throughout his young career, but I'm happy for him. I think he absolutely absolutely deserve the money. And, and we'll see where this takes him throughout the rest. You know last off season cook cousins, you lot of phrase because what he did was continually bet on himself until he reached the apex of his value and they got three years in eighty four million dollars fully completely guaranteed. And I think. Are saying why would never quarterback do that? Kirk cousins may not be the top of the market, but all of a sudden these paid because he was willing to be patient, and eventually become a free agent. Here's the reality for most people. If you have an offer that present with over one hundred eight million dollars close to one hundred eight million dollars guarantee you. And perhaps you've seen your football mortality, Carson Wentz, toys ACO two thousand seventeen he finished last season on injured reserve because of a back issue part of is maybe into himself. You know, something whether there's three feet of snow or four feet of snow. There's a ton of snow, right? Whether I have one hundred eight million dollars guaranteed or if I wait one more, you're maybe that number bumps two hundred thirty million dollars guaranteed a hundred twenty five million dollars guaranteed. I think I would take what is shared right now and Louis mentioned for the eagles business. This is how they do business, pay Mesa's how they get. So blizzard, we can say bliss. How does it match the accomplishments not having played in a playoff? Game missing eight games. Do you think it matches up? Well, I think they're always betting on future performance. We said it all the time that, that. You know, philosophically trying to do when you're signing, two extensions anyway, and I think with them, they're feeling as though. His best ball is still ahead of him, and that he was on an MVP pace. When you look backwards in two thousand seventeen and less, you're all those typically, it was still a very good season for him obviously, there was need for improvement as far as his ability to make quicker decisions. Get the bottom his hands and not take chances. And I think that is that last eight when I made right there is why they're willing to go ahead and bet now that he is going to go ahead and more than outperform this contract because really only thing that's holding Carson back from door. Ability standpoint is his own bravado is his own competitiveness that he just needs the dial back the little bit. Learn some lessons from from Nick foles from last year and the year before in terms of let the play makers like Vickers, do the work. They're paid to take the punishment not him. Let them do it. And everything's gonna turn out fine. You just have to understand that he he's in his importance on the field is. Is paramount to this team. And he has to understand that. Okay. Somebody's plays while might wanna run and, and do some extra things for my team, get out of bound sly understand that you're worth a lot more to this team now than you ever were before, not just your team to yourself to the organization to the fans everyone's looking for you to be that guy and be there and not be on the sideline when team these are the most interesting to look at the most guaranteed money in a contract and NFL history by career games at the time in the deal he is way behind. Russell Wilson Matt Ryan really interesting. Yeah. Well, that the games played you became nobody for wins one hundred twelve for wills hundred fifty eight for Matt Ryan. I think maybe as emblem I probably most emblematic of the timing right just at the quarterback market is exploding has exploded over the past five seasons. And just imagine what the number is going to look like someone like the home scientists deal. He's eligible for one next offseason, and perhaps, to Shawn Watson when he signs his deal. He's eligible for one next off season. And maybe some of the. Rookies like Baker Mayfield. And this year's rookie class eventually the numbers going to escalate quickly, it's gonna probably be more of a trend where the fewer games played correlates with a ton of money because teams are going to get ahead of the curve. The re if you let a quarterback, weight and play out entirety contract and he plays. Well. You're going to be at the negotiated zero. It's interesting. That's the tissue brought up there, Susie that he's getting his guaranteed money having not put a lot of games. You know on his resume so far. I think it also should also quell some people's really, you know, they're, they're worry about whether or not he really is durable and someone who can last the eagles, don't feel as though this is something where they have an injury prone quarterback on their hands. They think this is manageable, and it has been priority one for them to communicate that, that to him this year, that the number one thing they need him to do as Victor pointed out, is be available, and that means all these pretty weapons that we have for you. Let them go use them all given to them. Use them all the message. They're not worried about the injuries not worried about leadership issues. Not worried that Knicks anymore. He's the guy mandatory minicamp starts next week, and there was a big private party at Robert Kraft's house last night to celebrate their sixth Super Bowl. Everybody was their team executives team, stab, obviously all the players the coaches. To get the hardware. So let's say life changes on a dime or a diamond in this case. And what if you know, just a slight change in fate game of inches. What if you took one of these away, which one would you take away and see how it would change history? I think the one that might change the course fishery most would be the patriots didn't win their first Super Bowl, which, of course, was all the way back against the bend, Saint Louis Rams greatest show on turf, Super Bowl thirty six play game played in New Orleans patriots raced out to a huge leap fourteen to three and actually had a ninety eight yard penalty ninety eight yard touchdown. By tha Bucky Jones interception return called back a fumble return actually called back. The Gable it was over. And then it wasn't. But this to me was arguably the greatest upset and Super Bowl history. It'd be in the history of professional football. That doesn't take place. How does the narrative change the dynasty begin who knows? But obviously was to me also the greatest defensive masterpiece. Vip. Foreseen. A head coach and Bill bell Chaco this year until this year, right? Yeah. That's right. And what if the actor what if we added one, what if they were actually seven what if we use scored the first touchdown in Super Bowl forty six to do that. Right. If we what if we want that away, and we gave them one almond? That'd be. I mean, if you see this ring of they had seven trophies or eight on that race eagles wanted, just be imagined. The eagles won like just be capacity different storyline. Who knows what would have happened. I wouldn't be salsa dancing in the end zone right there. But just things that the greatness of the patriots is just you can't you can't talk about them without talking about the greatness, every year, you're like, well, they're not gonna do it again. There's no way they're gonna do it again. And they do it again. And it almost seems improbable every single year but don't take any rings away from Suzy. Okay. Two thousand eleven happened we won take it away. I read didn't amazing on that helmet. That, once you know, thinking about the Super Bowls that they lost. They didn't get blown out. I mean they were right there where you were literally be sitting there going. Well, what are you gonna put on there now? I mean how big good we have to be now. I mean, basically have to be something that this covers all five fingers of fingering. I mean they lost three Super Bowls by the skin of their just that's three Super Bowl. I mean it's crazy. Right. And the perfect season one we talking about them. Who's the better team the central dolphin? Yeah. And then, you know when you think about just how maybe it changes the fortunes other football teams at the two thousand four season. Where the eagles had them on the brink down there in Jacksonville Netflix ballgame. What does that do? Andy Reed's career in filled up. How do people look at him now? Because now Andy Reid considered one of the great all time regular season coaches, but people still won't give him his respect because he hasn't ever won the big game that one and they had them, right there in this book. I this vol right here is the one where for the patriots, it was just like we can do it in so many different ways to we can break your heart and so many different ways. As and I think that Super Bowl, right, there made them believe this has become a regular Currence for us one way or another quick, what do you think the percentage would be they at number seven twenty nine hundred go forty percent fifty it's fifty fifty. What they do numbers. Tell you that. Right. What they do. They're trying to become the first back-to-back champ since they exactly them. Just two years ago. Carson Wentz was a strong MVP candidate through fourteen games and now armed with a big new contract extension. And with back to back season ending injuries behind him. He's facing the pressure of carrying a franchise person wins has already tossed seventy touchdowns over his first forty career games. That's the same number pate manning through to begin his career and NFL history only five players have ever passed for more touchdowns in their first forty games than wins. Now we know the eagles are all in Lewis show us why there's a number of different reasons why number one, they really do the play making ability. They don't like the risk that he has taken in the past. But he has shown glimpses of exactly what they want from them. We at three please. Hear the kind of those three things right here. This is, of course, it has been in the past the guy who will hold the ball in the pocket as long as he possibly can put himself in harm's way here, but make the miraculous play where you go. That's good. Okay. We'll take it. But. See that kind of play the right there where you're taking hits in the pocket that can result in the kind of injuries that he sustained here the second play. This is what they don't want. You got to get the ball out quicker. You can't take shots in the middle of your back in the pocket like that turn the ball over here and all those places to get cut off. He made the tackle at the end of the play, which isn't good. This is what they want manipulate the second day with your eyes. Navigate the pocket strikes down field on time in rhythm let to work for you. So that's kind of like a snapshot of the three things what he has been the worst of what he has been and what they wanted to be in the future now going forward. So he can preserve himself, if they can get if he can give them number three on those highlights right there. Diskette lock it up. They'll be they'll be having another another parade down broad street. And the next question is, how is his new extension gonna impact some of the other guys who hold the edge among the rising for their quarterbacks went to throw. The most touchdowns averages more passing yards per game than either Jared Goff or Dak Prescott, but he also has the lowest winning percentage and injuries of caused him to miss thirteen games, including playoffs while golfing Dak have never missed an NFL game due to injury. So where where do they stand? Now stand probably at the top of mountain with a bunch of money beneath them. Timing is everything in life, especially when you're a quarterback in the NFL remember it wasn't that long ago that a player with nine career starts became the richest quarterback in NFL history in Jimmy Garoppolo. So this is an impressive resume Jared Goff and Dak Prescott through just three pro seasons. But even if it wasn't that impressive because of the fact that their next up should tell you that they are in line to get paid. I would imagine. Agean the floor for Jared Goff is what Carson Wentz dealership signed by interestingly enough, they share an agency. So that will be unique part of the dynamic as for that Prescott. Maybe it's a little bit less in terms of new money average annual value but Dacca's also dealing from is he he's negotiating from a four round if you contract with Wentz in golf because of the fact, they've already got a twenty two million dollar fifth year. Option exercise. It changes that amick, a little bit how your valuating the merits of their contract. I just feel like I if you're gonna pay that press guy if you're gonna pay Jared Goff, you have to pay them. Now if you want to continue to keep your team and your salary cap and be able to sign another players in the future sign them early. So the number doesn't get outrageous, and then you don't have anybody else you can't pay anybody else after that. So I think they understand that obviously deck wants to get paid. He seeing the numbers that are being floated out there as we all are he's like I'm up next. What's my number gonna be making sure that his agent is in there, you know lobbying for the high. Possible number that he can garner. But I think they gotta do it now in order for that seem to be in better place in the future assigned future talent. They got sign now easier said than done though, because obviously, somebody Bank on themselves. So may not. So we'll see. What's interesting about these three guys is if you just objectively said, let's take away their teams take away their injury history, you said, which one of these three which one would you want, which one would you went Jared, would you want deck? If you just pulled across section of NFL evaluators, most guys would pick Carson. I just would probably Goff. Second. And then back third, interestingly enough. A bet their contract extensions go just the opposite Carson's getting done. I maybe gets second, and then that it's done third which to me tells me this Philadelphia continues to be a head of the game as far as contracts are concerned, they are smart because they know this you'd rather be first than less when you already know that you're gonna pay your guy because when you're talking about quarterbacks, we've all we've all looted to the price gets higher, which is kind of interesting about this. Whole thing. Maybe the guy, the third guy of, of this group that people would want is going to be the one cashes in the most dad Prescott is played so well, what is taking anything away from him. Well, that's it. Why wouldn't the Cowboys same thing like this done? I mean I and the thing for data and the Cowboys Stephen Jones has basically said, we know that we have a lot of really good players that we have to sign long right now, some of them might want to consider doing a little bit of a favorite us to make sure that we can keep this core intact. And if that means for Dak Prescott that he and I'm using air quotes here settles for thirty million dollars per year in terms of new money. Then that might be able to take to get all of these guys done to Marcus Lawrence was the first one to get his attention done. He did it way before the franchise tag deadline. And somebody would just play that franchise tag out, maybe Dacca's next. Maybe it's a Mark Cooper. But these guys are all going to be sitting really pretty but the numbers going to just continue to rise. I have no doubt about that part back, do not take the hometown discount. Please go out there and get your money to not take. The discount Bank on yourself. Get the numbers, right? And you'll get it, though for Tom Brady, didn't it sure? It sure has had some rings got plenty of all, though. His he's mentioned that his wife makes quite a bit. Let's say they all get done. And by the way, how confident are you that they would all get done before the season? I feel pretty good about Dak Jared Goff. I thought that I don't don't think it's going to happen, but they also they've got two more years here, if they want to see more, or if they've got other priorities, like maybe they want to extend Marcus Peters, I, maybe they feel like their other pieces of this Russia that need to get done that fit into their salary cap picture. But I still think I do think also, if they're all done who carries the most pressure into the season. Harvey is dot Prescott solely because he plays for the Dallas Cowboys. I mean that pressure on your back, soon as you put that helmet on and put that star on your helmet, just naturally. It is what it is. You know what I mean? Yeah, I can see that. I, I'm gonna still say it's going to be Nick only because there's a huge percentage of the fan base or cars. Rather not there's a huge percent of the of the fan base, and Philadelphia that's still believes that the guy who really did something for them in terms of bringing their first championship is not there anymore fit. Even though he has his money and he was drafted. Second overall. It's still like you haven't won one for us yet. And he knows it. So just for the sake of argument, I'll say Jared Goff, right, only because and I guess the reason might be this. There are people that say, you know, his ascension correlated with John McVeigh's arrive. Maybe Sean McVeigh can make you know, any quarterback, look great, which I think, Sean, is brilliant offensive mind. But you still have to have some, you know, required trait traits. It'd be a good quarterback in the NFL, but they're all under a lot of it. It's funny. How, how that I'm sure it'll be interesting to me. And I'm never look, I'm not speaking for the Rams at all Kate, but it's you wonder if that is something that won't be used as the Goshi eating tactic in terms of getting Jarrett to take a contract that may be isn't as rich as we think it could be the. Relative to where he is in line with the contract renegotiation or extension here if they would say to them, you know what we have a coach here we think could make anyone into what they what he made you into although I'm not of that. I'm not in that category. Not in that category growing. Exactly. Jared Goff deserves his money on this kid makes one throw in that Super Bowl just one and they win that ballgame. We're not even talking everytime. Chip on his shoulder. National doughnut day started nineteen thirty eight as a fundraiser for Chicago Salvation Army. Their goal was to help those in need during the great depression. So don't gotta stick it about some famous euros. The nineteen Seventy-six Steelers it's five shutouts the most of any team that Super Bowl era that team actually didn't win a title losing to the raiders in the AFC championship game couple of high profile back seven fantasy euros lately. Levy on bell held out all of last season. David Johnson scored zero touchdowns in two thousand seventeen thanks to a wrist injury. Seventy two oftens are the only team to in stupor to win the Super Bowl with an undefeated season. There have been a few close calls this century, but those champagne bottles to get popped every year on the other end two thousand eight lions twenty seventeen Brown's living infamy is the only Owen sixteen teams in NFL history. Heaping the doughnut theme going team boast likely to have zero wins Dona. I think that's the. I think that's gets to be the bearer, bad news, south Florida. Please turn off your TV's right now. Let's go with the Miami Dolphins. And I think some of it's kind of by design this year, right? They strictly. No one's gonna win zero games this year. But if I had to pick eighteen I hate to do this. I really don't believe that there is any way the dolphins lose sixteen games this year. I think something like you know, we're five or six winds feels much more likely. Target right now for me to believe anybody gonna win games game. I got put into a pet spot take the positive to you. So you have a law loss. Okay for zero losses. I'm gonna go with the New Orleans Saints. I feel like when you look at that team you have a veteran quarterback drew Brees understands how to win games. Obviously the head coach understands how to get to the dance and how to get those big games and win them. And you look at the end munition to fire, pow Aveline, Kamara Michael Thomas. I mean he's got weapons or cross this football team. And, and I'm not these, especially after last year, drew Brees and that team is chomping at the bid to get back out there and prove that they can win the game despite a terrible call at the end of lassie's. Defensiveness shutouts. What the monsters of the mid? Away or the new the re the new flu newfound monsters, the midway, they now have a formidable challenge ahead of them, though. With Chuck Pagano now they just defense. With Vic Fangio now out in Denver. Look, we watch this team last year. On the defense side of the ball is absolutely carry this franchise out of the cellar, go from what's the I p within a field goal of making it to the business round of the playoffs. And I think the bears are prime this year. This very very hungry football team that's going to get some help them. The offense aside defense, Chuck Pagano as good as a coordinator. He's been in his career just big shoes to fill in big fans. You what about for fantasy okay player with zero touchdowns? So I I'm really just like. All right. So there was a player that had an historic season last year in terms of touchdown production. Eric Hebron, who previously had really struggled to find the end zone positions. Let's not necessarily say the entire season, but I think out of the gates his touchdown production could regress to a foot before. Saying, like wait. This guy had thirteen touchdowns last year. Susie as you'd give me that look like the most. In the world. I don't think anything he player's gonna score zero touchdowns. I feel like again, I'm the bear of bad news on a Friday said he's going to. Glenn said his goal for recognition, happy old. Have one. Plus, I think we're. This guy is one of my favorite donors to the disease lays cake doughnuts. Right. I'm I didn't even this wasn't even. Crumb cake done. Shoprite guys say, sop. Right. I'm just telling you have the best bakery, Abol under the markets dot. Stop right donuts crush took a real by doing that would have been some over there. You can take a Butthead. Okay. I think. Okay. You can pick up the place. Go ahead since we're all. What brand are these? These are Dunkin. Don't believe. I just visit a spectator this glaze. Yeah. Regard. Good know what? My shout out for the crispy cream cream when the lane. When the light is on just baked. We'll see you glass of milk or just. Yeah. In the break. Lots of positive talk coming out of cardinal's T as this week including some rave reviews for kinda Murray's arm talent according to their head coach. And some of the rookie teammates, they say, Murray's arm reminds them of magic homes. And then there's this, Mary, FitzGerald, set this to their cardinal's T website about Tyler Murray. He knows the system better than we do. He can get us into any play at any time, and then he has the ultimate weapon in the exit fun meeting legs. So this all makes sense because he and cliff Kingsbury have been dreaming of teaming up for years. And the offense is pretty new to the rest of the team as he welcome you into the film room brought to you by Verizon. Unlike the homes, he's going to get to show all of this right out of the gate. How do you think this all translates onto the field for him just what they're seeing right now? We'll hopefully you know it's one where he has if he can take all the different things he has his disposal right now from a mental standpoint and actually use them in a plan when the defense that he's going up against is kind of game planning or him, which is gonna make it a little bit tougher as far as his decision making as far as plays to get him into announce into out up if he can still make decisions like that in the skies limits is he could come out of the gate to scream and absolutely. Just having people back on their heels going all right now, we see why now we see why two years in a row. They drafted a quarterback in the top ten with one of them being first overall, we can do that, then we're in for a heck of a fall and it's gonna be fun to watch. This young man. Just take the league by helping your quarterback is this comfortable under? I think that's the best thing. I think he has such an advantage right now that he understands this system already. He's, he's played in the system already. He understands it, so that gives him a leg above everybody else, and allows him to naturally, just be the leader. Right. I mean and say you go here if somebody messes up he can correct that. And if flows him in trajectory into the leadership, row, almost seamlessly, and I think that's the best part. And, you know, I remember when with the giants, we used to give guys especially like early on in the season or in training camp or things like that we give them to place going to huddle with two plays. If you see something you don't like scratchy. I play go to the second play. He has the ability to change plays right at the line of scrimmage because he understands the system. He sees a look affront, that he doesn't like he can throw a signal out there and change that play right at the line of scrimmage, which is rare for rookie quarterback to be doing to have that rain to do so early on. But I think his familiarity with the system allows for that to happen. Earlier it certainly have reshaped. The receiving core drafted three separate players this year. Gooding Andy Isabel and Kim Butler. I'll be curious though. That's right. I'll be curious to see if this offense of line goes from deplorable to like, acceptable, even if the guys don't surly change that much and their abilities and change. That much wonder if collars impact will either make them look like a far more competent group or if the undoing of cardinals this your will once again, be the offensive line because say what you want about Josh Rosen NIA. No, he was playing basically with, you know, type back last mandatory minicamp, start Tuesday's that'll be the next step in the progression right now, briefly, we want to revisit our lead story involving the investigation regarding chiefs wide receiver taivon kale. Prosecutors in Johnson county are not actively working on a criminal investigation into possible child abuse involving the Kansas City wide receiver while the criminal case is not currently being pursued there is a continuing investigation into the matter by the Kansas department for children and family. Is the NFL has also begun an investigation, but a league spokesman told the Kansas City star on Friday that the NFL was waiting for permission from the DCF to interview hill. The chiefs began off season practice last month, but hill who has been barred indefinitely from all team activities has yet to participate field. What will be the league's approach going forward? The NFL has made it clear that they want to allow the legal process to run its course I think it's important to reexamine the time line here. We remember there was a disturbing audio release that volved the fiance of tyreek hill saying, things that seem to implicate him talking about how he'd beat their son and how he did it. And he said some very disturbing things in response to her Andy Reid after that the chiefs head coach said, yeah, the case his understanding was that would be reopened. Now today, the fact that we are learning the case is no longer being investigated suggests that it was reopened subsequently close. I might be some maybe some, some greyer there's two whether the case was ever. Actually reopened, but the NF L will continue to be patient, and as much as fans and followers of the league in Kansas City, and Tyree kill to know when his football fate will be decided and the NFL is gonna take as long as it needs to this is a very serious, potentially grave matter of eight cannot afford to have some level of missed information that would push them in a direction, they don't they get this wrong basically, we'll continue to follow him obviously, and disturbing to say the least now nineteen minicamp this week Beckham junior president Brown scam. He seemingly threw shade at former teammate Eli manning, saying he wasn't used to Baker mayfield's arm strength Levy on bell made his state Buick sitting out all of TA's. It was Bell's first football related activity in five hundred six days. Tom Brady also made his twenty nineteen debut at patriots camp Brady skip, not as for the second straight year. The patriots wouldn't mind this season turns. Just like the last one the Redskins quarterback competition got underway, Wayne Haskins we'll have the job sooner or later, but remember that he started only fourteen games. In college case keenum has been the clear cut leader. And we also got an extended look at giants rookie, Daniel Jones. The sixth overall pick took second team reps as ally. Manning is still the clear cut starter for now to summarize eight of the team's minicamp this week miss the playoffs last season. The nineteen is the patriots who have reached three straight Super Bowls and have thirty playoff win since two thousand one the other ATS have combine for twenty five victories, and that same spans which of those teams has the best chance to return to the playoffs according to ESPN football power index. The Browns of the only team about fifty percents, make the postseason the jets also led by second year quarterback and Sam darnold. Our next twenty one percent the other sixteen. Are all relative long shots. So Lewis next the patriots. How would you stack up those other eighteen terms of who's gonna make the playoffs start at five at work up to number one? This is get right to it. All right. We'll show at the lines. Let's put the lions here number of some of the things that they're doing the police lick this football team but they have a franchise quarterback. And what they did with this is quarterback is finally gave him a running game this year and carry on Johnson. If kerryon Johnson say, healthy will be safe as they moved invested in offense of line on the defense side of the ball. They went out and they got some help with Trey flowers is one of those guys who infrequency that you target. You may not like the price. They paid for them, but you can understand why they went out and got him number four, we're going to go here, you go down the Tampa Bay. We're going to say the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have have it's possible. They could make the playoffs right? Let's put it that way. There's the number one reason why Bruce Arians is hired Damis Winson on track to get him from turning over the football too. Hitting big plays down the field in this five and seven drop big play office. They Devon white added LSU to the quarterback on the side of the football pod. Bowls leading the charge on that's football as well. Hopefully they can play in the postseason tation Lewis. Did you not wanna put them? Sometimes when you're picking like this, you're going. Okay. All right. Okay. What move? We'll talk about that. All right. On three this make you feel better threes. This make you feel better. Okay. Let slide on. I know you wanna take this. Okay. This is this is going to be all About Eve, light continuing to war, general manager Dave Gettleman with his faith in this far as being a quarterback that still has a lot left in the Bank. And then, you know, even though opening day is not there anymore that young man, right? There is gonna get a lot of touches, but he's going to be buying for once again, the total yardage leader in the NFL tote in terms of total yards from scrimmage, and if he can do that. They have shot. We'll see what happens there. Look at number two, this one may surprise some people. But I kind of liked this football team like it depending upon which Laco does. Now if Joe flacco is one of those guys who can recapture the magic, then ofensive Lee. Look, they have some players on that side of the football that can score. Some points built Lindsay is one of the most exciting young running back in the NFL on a deep inside. We know this they will give Joe opportunities that guy right there. Is this the pass rushing being off the absolute feet? I'm Bradley Chubb more than held his own as a rookie as a double digit sack guy, and someone who. Who will hear big things coming in the future? Number one, Ecorse. It has to be the bride amazing. When does the number? When's the last time in a positive way you said, of course, it's the Brown. Yeah. What the Browns they have just about everything that you need. They've done just about everything. You can do to set the table for football team to make one of these kinds of turnarounds and have a breakout type of season. The only thing I will say about the Browns this and I've been talking about this a little bit the past couple of days. He's been on their offense align. Have. They made a is often the line going to be strong enough to where they can utilize the two months, they'll have it running back. When Kareem hunt comes back keep Baker protected, so he can get the ball to arguably some of the best guilt from players that any team, the NFL has this list. I don't have any problems with it. Interesting with the giants, obviously, I'm gonna talk about the giants. But I just think that they have to find a way to keep saquon Barkley healthy, the entire sees keep giving Odyssey's going to get a bulk of the work load, but you gotta forgot away to give them just enough to keep them fresh if you make the playoffs and for that, long, December January. Run just to make sure he's there in bible in playing tiptop shape for you guys from January spent a lot of money to not make the playoffs. This Sam lot rests on his show over not making. I, I I'm I challenge for Jan Goffman. Hey, we're talking about all these contracts order by skit in aid, Jerry humor, a couple goes away from being a Super Bowl champion. And now, people are talking about should he get paid how much you could paint it. Or some people say the Rams just move on, and then drafting other young quarterbacks that they can use all that much to go ahead and build the rest of the roster. Jared, you know, I love you, man. I helped start this run, what keep it to quarterbacks the Mark Jackson my challenge to you in your second years. Full-time started with the Baltimore Ravens by the way, is to take that next up as a thrower. They've invested a ton in you this off season. Speedy wide receiver. Speedy running back, offense coordinator in Greg Roman. You must make strides because if you do Baltimore were remain in the hunt for the AFC playoff, those good follow through to that. I'm going to the Cleveland Browns staff. Look, you already have many. You know what you have you seen all the town of front of you? Now it's up to you put all those guys in place, and make sure you're scoring ton of points, each and every time on Sundays echo Victor about those Browns because you mentioned, many can't mandatory minicamp has done, which means these guys are now on vacation on their own for weeks. Expectations are sky high. Mess it up. Crazy on the. Process.

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I didn't agree with his comments, regret anything that I said, Dr. Welcome to as the giants turn on this episode and had Shurmur gets us. There's ready for the big game in Atlanta. Your help tell the story. Darren, Woodson Tedy Bruschi I'm Suzy kolber. You guys like soap operas. When it comes to football. Adam Schefter will also be joining us. He's got news on the fallout from last night's Broncos blow out over the cardinals offensive coordinator, Mike McCoy fired. But I, the giants faced the falcons Monday night Odell Beckham junior center of attention in the locker room today. Diana Rossini was there. And in fact asking most of the questions the Anna, we all heard giants. John Mayer's comments regarding Odell on Tuesday, more playing less talking. What did OBI Jay have to say about it today? Did plenty of talking. It continued the talking today. And he said he was well aware of what the giants owner had to say, take a listen to his thoughts. By now, you know, with John Mara comments were about his reaction to your interview. He prefers to focus on playing more than talking. What's your thoughts about your owners comments. I respect and I use it been obviously, so talk to him. I haven't talked to them yet, but I'm sure we'll talk. We we talked, but we haven't talked type. Do you think that you should be allowed to talk about what you wanna talk about whether or not he wants to. I'm ready to talk about the Atlanta Falcons. Do you have any regrets about anything because you've had so much time in now? Think about it because our winning any regrets decisions you made this wholesome never have any grits at one point in time, it was exactly what it is, what it is you, I don't believe in, you know everything's attached or anything like that. Every two everything's opportunity to learn and grow as that's really, there's no more test the test things over you've. You've prepare for the test study for them. It's just an opportunity to learn and grow. Now he was also asked about what he thinks about his quarterback Eli manning. It's a question that he's asked to every single week and he says he feels that ally is the most prepared player he has ever played with. In fact, when he's in the huddle, he says, ten, take me home. Odell says, that's the biggest compliment. You can give a quarterback because that means you believe in them as her head coach, Pat Shurmur thoughts on the entire situation. He says that Josie to Anderson ESPN interview will forever be in the in the DNA of the giants organization. But for now they just got to move on and Susie. One last note at the bottom of Odell is locker. He had a book. It was titled humility. I asked him if he had taken any time to perhaps check it out. He said, I'm not a big reader, but I'm certainly taking a few or few moments Atta my day to check it out next chapter in prime time on Monday night. Thanks Diana guys, your thoughts on Beckham. No regrets. I mean, listen, he's a man in Shurmur in his press offers. He go to. If you have a question, go to that man and ask those questions and and I thought, oh, l. handed it? Well, I think he backed down from the question even when they brought up the owner and what the owner stated. He said, hey, listen, he has the right to his opinion, basically have a right to my own. I don't have a problem with what Odell said in a in. A lot of the picking met locked room is this. They have those problems. They had a lot of personnel problems. The problem was being this sitting down and doing an interview in just unleashing all this information outside of that locker room. That's the only problem I had the problem. I had a problem with him being to open about the issues he had with his organization with his quarterback, those things like that. But you can't take it back now. I mean to say, you regret it now, just you gotta deal with what the the aftermath of it. I'm sure you spoke to the head coach. You haven't talked to spoken with the owner yet, but you know, moving on trying to trying to best he can talk about and mentioned the Atlanta Falcons, but still it's not there yet. The media cycle in terms of all of this as long as it's continued to be revisited, he'll be asked about it. I thought he handled it well, you didn't add any logs to the fire or anything like that. Talk about the falcons worry about winning a game. It's those emotions on the field. Those things that I am concerned with down the road because it within a game with Odell Beckham, junior, it's so emotional. It means so much. He wants to win the game. You could tell by the way he is on the sideline. By the way y'all hard, he plays tries a break every single tackle and score a touchdown on every single play. He wants every pass thrown to them. The emotion sometimes get the better of vets where he asked to improve and grow as he said himself. So we can talk about the game. So this offense is gonna face a falcons team. They've beat the books, but they gave up five hundred twelve yards of offense. Some of their top defensive players are hurt. Do you think they match up other, they match up? Well, let's see the giants personnel wise at the skill position. There's. There's no other team in this league matches up with saquon Barkley Odell Beckham sterling shepherd. Now they're getting back ebony Ingram, possibly this week as well. The big tied in they have the weapons if they can get the confidence and gain this confidence. And I think this is a confidence booster going into the balanced team whose deep it's has been decimated by injuries. This is a game that they can get back on track offense. Now, do I think they win this game in the end? No, I don't think they went on the road, but I think it is a confidence builder for this office if they have all the weapons, if they have more weapons than anybody, why aren't they getting it done? What's not happening? It seems like it's one thing is successful, but the other is in saquon Barkley successful, but Oto Beckham junior is in OPEC. Junior has a good game, but then they're not good on third down, turn the ball, something like that. They haven't put it all together yet, but watching these giants play and then seeing saquon Barkley one way and then seeing Oto Beckham to the other way is it's comical to me at times because you. You have one that's outwardly. Emotional on the sidelines speaks his mind within saquon. Barkley has almost two hundred total yards and you ask him at his locker and he says, we didn't win. And then I'm sure that's the overall feeling that Mr. marijuana in that entire locker room, his young star and saquon Barkley he's got it figured out what does the same thing. I mean, we see across the league great skill players, bad office of line subpar quarterback plate. That's the problem. I mean, let's call it what it is individually. They had the personnel at the skill position. The receiver the quarterback was this with the offense of lime creating time for Eliah manning is it's been a huge issue because we all know alike not by time with his legs. It needs to be perfect up front for him to convert. It's so much easier in my opinion to be successful as a running back. You're not dependent on a lot of things. You can get an easy check down. You'll still get handed the ball. And if you're good enough like saquon Barkley is Susie, he can make the first one missed and get nine or ten yards. All right. And still. Get some big runs, but for those long routes to develop ally, manning has to be protected. He has to stand there in the pocket has to be cleaned. Odell can't be triple covered, or you won't get the ball, things like that. That's why a little bit frustrating. You mentioned running backs and running game the falcons. They depend on their running game. They're averaging eighty six yards on the ground that, of course, without devante Freeman for the foreseeable future. All right. So we know that's the Monday night matchup don't miss it. They Kwan Barclay. Odell Beckham junior, what will they get done in Atlanta on Monday night, eight fifteen eastern five Pacific on ESPN also simulcast ESPN two and Spanish available on the ESPN app. Our coverage begins with Monday night countdown at six PM eastern. Now to Sunday's lineup, beginning with one of the marquee match up of the weekend Adrian's features the league's top scoring offense and top scoring defense. It'll be the ten times since the merger that a team averaging thirty five points per. Game will face the team, allowing fifteen points per game or fewer. The higher scoring offense has won seven of the previous nine times, and we learned yesterday on the show that the ravens of the only team that drew Brees has never beaten teddy this ravens defense Levin sax last week. What do you think of this? It's going to be night and day though Suzy in terms of what they saw versus the Tennessee Tennessee titan offense and Marcus mariota and then drew Brees because what they tried to do, try to do was protect Marcus mariota with with six protection seven-man protection. You see in the window when the ravens have man to man coverage and you delay and you let those backs tight ends blocked. There are delay blitz coming there. A hug rushers come in the green dogs. If you will, that additional pressure Sean Payton's going to scheme this to where Brees has time those running backs will be in space, I think, is going to be a chess match, of course, but they're not gonna have that same quarterback sack production that they did versus the tight lers. I. Totally agree that cut a production as far as sacks, but I do play well at home defensively, and this is the number one defense in the league right now, and they got a little swagger about them on. They're going to be home. It only need for men up front. They don't need to bring the house, the Baltimore Ravens need to bring the house to get to the quarterback. They have a four man pass rush. And then the back end, you got guys got big time players that'll make plays in the key to beating the New Orleans Saints is when they make a catch, get them on the ground. And that's the ravens football team. The ravens are very adept at tackling in space, and I think that's going to be the matinee hail as a running back a wide receiver on. Yeah. Sean, they move him teddy you like, I'm going to go with the states. I think Sean Payton and drew Brees is going to come up with the schemes that put them in the best situations to keep him out of trouble out of pressure. So let's go with the saints in this. This is the second time you pick offense over defense. I'm taking your car to from. With the ravens in this game, I think deepens wins out at home. Very interesting. Onto another heavyweight, fight the patriots go on the road to face the bears, this weekend. New England had dropped both of their road games. This season. They haven't started euro and three on the road since nineteen ninety five bell check was still coach of the Browns. The bears Mitch Trubisky can't continue to play at a high level. He's got nine passing scores and his past two games, which is how many he had in his for for fifteen career games. Tom Brady unbeaten and career games against Chicago. They are one of five teams. He's never lost to in his career, including playoffs. Tom Brady's speaks on Friday afternoons. Here he is there to kind of celebrate everyone else's wins too. So a lot of friends on all those teams over the years. And you know, it's great, see everyone playing well, and I think to see the Red Sox doing what they're doing those. I got here in two thousand and it was. You know, they had some good teams and and really broke through just like we did, and it's been a lot of fun ever since. Now that you've had you lean for games, Josh Gordon, you guys feel like you're kind of reaching your full potential, offensive. I think we're we're getting there and we're working on it. And I certainly think that every week that goes by, we're gonna try to keep making improvements and get better. So a lot of different players we tried to incorporate this year and I think we're working away through it and I don't. I don't think we're we're there yet. I know I said at the last game, we still have some work to do, and we still feel like our best ahead of us and. You know, we have to go out and play really well this weekend to to do to get the same results. And that's what we're trying forty running. Running consistency of it opened up the. That's really helpful and running the ball and keeping teams off balance is really important to great offense. Football, you can't throw the ball every now and you can't run it every down. But if you do both and you know, throw and play action pass and some screens and just some different variety of plays. It makes it hard to defend. You got defend a lot of different players in a lot of different schemes. So when we're not running the ball, well, I think that's really frustrating everybody. So running the balls, extremely important. This week was last week. We'll be next week. It's just lousy still a lot of different things. Particularly impressed with the fares to safeties. Yeah, really good. Play makers very consistent. Amos and Jackson are both. You know, very solid. They work well together. Well, I think their secondary generals very talented, got a good group linebackers roquan Smith playing really wealth high pick Danny trevathan. I've always thought he was a great player, and then you had MAC and Floyd came Hicks, you know, really stout front is best defense. We played in a long time. So. We're gonna have to go and play really well on the road. And he talked a lot about playing on the road this week and kind of what we need to do to get a win. We haven't played very well on the road this year, and we're gonna need to play a lot. There. We played. I two times on the road in order to win. Plenty of time, but Fangio their defensive coordinator runs a cover to when you play get smart overviews. You draw your back when you play the colts off and they ran a cover to back in the day you grow and some of those other experiences like this complete team. Yeah, there's a lot of studying, I think from what you know when we played against him in the past and also what he's done last couple of years and watched a lot of tape. And I feel like I seen their schema lot. I'm sure that has some wrinkles in there. Really. It's about as fallen our assignments, and you know, they can really do anything. You study a lot of film and. Now you can watch, you know, twenty games this stuff, and then go in there and they do some things different. You gotta just and I think that's a really important part of football. And I think part of the experience I've had is I know how to deal with some of those things, but it's still, you know, it's the challenges. It's a good scheme. It's good defense, and I think they're well coached. They always have a little lot of Rienzi and when they score a lot of points authencity it's hard to really match him, you know, in the same way, so good start have stay balanced, good complementary game, go out there and try to win on the road speaking this afternoon. He's seeing every scheme imaginable, but what does Khalil Mack bring to this defense? He poses a problem for everyone. This is ability to beat one on one, even two guys, even get someone shipping him at the same time. Khalil Mack superstar in this league and he makes plays and not only does it make the play a lot like bomb Miller. He's going after the football. He's trying to turn the ball over, treat a big top plate only himself, but other players, but he's the tone. The patriots are going to have to do a great job of Chippenham, making sure that the plays are quick the ball out of Tom Brady's hands early on, but Khalil Mack again, if he's fully healthy and he has an ankle problem. But if he's pulling healthy, he's going to be a problem this week, a game plan wise. There's going to be something for him in terms of gronkowski in front of him or white chip in them on the way out. But inside of that. But that guy that doesn't get a lot of attention as a Keam Hicks. He's a guy that stops the run. He's that anchor in the middle that is not going to be easy to run the football against his bare front as they did against Kansas City Chiefs last week. So just with that aspect of the bear defense, it's going to be different for the New England, Patriots offense about the bear offense because you know the quarterback at so much attention. But Matt Nagy loves the versatility of Tariq, oh, and show us what he does and week to week, Susie the the New England, Patriots defense will choose the challenge who who to stop last week versus the. It was Kelsey vis week. It's going to be Tariq Cohen, especially when this shotgun formation with. Him offset, they do so much with him and have so many explosive plays out of his formation visits the take to draw and it's called take two because the offensive tackle. We'll take one in terms of the defensive end, and then he'll go up to block the linebacker. And then Tariq Cohen will have all this space. You get a good block here by the wide receiver. And here we go. So offset in the shotgun take to draw. You have to account with him almost like they did last week, sacrificing pass, rush for pass route disruption when it comes to Rico. And this right here, you see the conflict that they put on this Miami defender almost like a pick situation so he can go outside. It's a good read right there, but watch Cohen. He's going to come here and sell it and then come back inside so scheme. The tights split by the wide receiver, they get the middle of the field open and Cohen's got speed. It's not Tyree kill speed. Okay. But it's fast. All right. So there's that same formation offset in the gun, and you've got to set. The and keep the edge because this guy here he does a lot of things in terms of bouncing in bouncing out. And then I want you to watch this right here. Don't peek inside keep that age because if you do when you peek inside, he's going outside right there and now you're in trouble. This is the wild card. This is the wild card of this offense that the New England Patriots. No, they have to key on him possibly using a defense of in to us chip on him when he's going up the field, they don't want him to have a free release out of that formation. Patriots defense has an interception every game. So far this season. Like in this game, I'm going to go with the patriots here. Like I said, it's going to be harder for them to run the football ofensive Lee. So the short passing game, two players like Julian Edelman and James white. That's right. Think they're bread is going to be buttered this week, short passing game with these guys. I agree. I realized they rely on the shore passing game element becomes a factor of one on one cover gronk, of course, plus twenty. It's going to be a good match up with the patriots end up in this football game. You both mentioned Julian. Edleman. There are a number of injuries. We need to keep an eye on in this game. So for this game and others, we welcome in our injury analysts defined you bell. Let's start with Jillian Ed OMON. Well, you heard he's going to be central to this game this weekend, so he'd better be playing on the injury report this week because of the he'll issue. People may forget. He only started playing in week, five because of suspension, and he was coming off in SEO reconstruction. So the pla-. The the patriots are so good at managing their players. They're going to make sure that he's ready when it's time to go on Sunday. We heard Tom Brady talk about the importance of the running game. How Sony Michelle sodium shows doing well, you know, he's going to be a fixture on the injury report. I think because of that procedure he had on his knee during the preseason and they know that they need to manage him for a long haul, especially as a young rookie, but no threat for his status weekend bears wide receiver. Allen Robinson, Allen Robinson. Another player coming off an ACL reconstruction. Last year he's played in all five games. The bears have had so far this year, but comes up on the injury report because of a groin issue, a lot of optimism, Chicago that he's going to be able to play. This was more of a maintenance issue in practice this week and so key Khalil Mack. Yes, we were just talking about him, weren't we? And he injured his ankle last week and it costs some problems for him, and he was just not himself after he injured that ankle. They've been resting in this week because they need to have him on the field. The expectation is that he's going to go. But we'll see if the egg was bothering him in the game. Tom Brady wouldn't mind if he sat this one or to other games, Vikings jets, Dalvand cook. This is an ongoing saga with Alvin cooking the hamstring issues that he's had for multiple weeks out. He is a fiscally out for this game last week. It went down to the wire, but this week there just calling it sooner. He tried to go full, go and practice this week. Had a setback just couldn't practice after that big division game here. How about Redskins do everything back Chris Thompson, and the Redskins are banged up at multiple positions. Chris Thompson, not able to go last week after he got banged up in Monday night against the saints took a big shot to the ribs also dealing with the knee issue. This is a guy who had major surgery on his ankle last year came time decision. Not sure he'll play Andrew. Lucked needs to get this guy back t y Hilton. Yeah. Another hamstring issue limiting top player, TY Hilton up until this past two weeks. He's missed because the hamstring had only missed one game in five years. You know, he wants to be out there much better this weekend. Practice. The expectation is that he goes to Texans wide receivers, the Andre Hopkins and will fuller, and both of them have been on the injury report every single week this year, just about John Hopkins with multiple body parts, but consistently afoot issue that's caused him to be limited in practice. If you saw him a couple of weeks ago, he looked like a video game. Nine catches for one hundred and fifty one yards against Dallas. The foot is not slowing him down and we'll fuller dealing with a hamstring issue until last week banged up in the hip out of the end zone, you saw the medical folks attending to him. He's been kind of quiet the last two games I expect he plays, but he keeps UT could have a bigger game. If we'll fuller continues to be limited long list to find you. Unfortunately, too long each week. Thanks as always. Truth brought to you by Geico. Truth, teenagers can communicate entirely in emojis. How why? Stop birthday party pizza slice kitten, soccer ball, pineapple truth. It's so easy to switch them. Save on car insurance at geiko dot com. What are you talking about? Paper clips, shoulder, shrug, high, five wizard hat what go. Fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. Let's turn our attention to the AFC south. It's tight the titans Texans. Jag, all three and three, the colts in the basement, the Texans and Jags square off Sunday. Both squads going different directions. The Texans have won three straight after an oh and three start. Meantime, the Jags have dropped their last two games with their defense struggling. Just look at this Jack defense within the top two in the league last year in things like total QBR takeaways. But this season there near the bottom of the league in those marks as we welcome you to the. Film room presented by variety. So teddy over the past two games, this supposedly defense has given up sixty three points. What are you seeing that looks wrong? First of all inconsistencies, Suzie I'm Doug Marrone talks about miscommunication. He talks about scheme problems and he also talks about straight up. Pull up, you bootstrapped it's time to play, and that's what we didn't see versus the Dallas Cowboys last week, third and eleven this the money down and try to get off the field from the punt. But Colby's lease wide open. I can't exactly tell you what it is here, but judging by the reaction by Gibson, he's the one that sort of miscommunicated there. I don't know if it was scheme or anything, but he's miscommunicated and that's a blown assignment in the red area. You tighten up defensively and look at all this space. And this is about bootstraps right here because Jalen Ramsey he's about on the two yard line. There's Kobe's Lee, there's a chance for you in church to make a play to hit him, get the ball out, stop them on the one yard line. I don't care if you hurt or anything. You make some type of effort to try and stop a runner from. Falling into your end zone. That's pride to me. That's bootstraps. That's pulling them up. That's what I hear from their head coach. Now, they've been knocked down because they were absolutely embarrassed. They're no longer considered the best unit in the league. They have a lot of individually. Talented players is the way I see it right now with they need to do is bounce back and start playing do what von Miller did last week and say it's time for us to come together and play and get to that type of performance. Let's see if they can do that pressure and turnovers. That was the hallmark last year then gotta to give. All right. And then does Shawn Watson, we know he's banged up, but still he seems to be kind of getting his groove. What's the key for him in this keeper him in this challenge specifically against the Jacksonville, Jaguars is the fact that he can use his legs by time receivers. Look, the Jags had best secondary in the league as far as a two of corners on the outside they can cover, they can take guys away, but the use of of dissolve Watson's legs breakdown, the deepest, go, get that extra yard, move the chains, keep those dry. Is alive, and if you can't get in the end zone at the same time, but watts is not going to be able to sit back there and peck pick this team awhile, pick this team, all he's going to have to use his legs, get out of the time to pick this one or do you like, well, I'm not picking the Jaguars based on what I saw last week and what I just said, Suzie. I think the Texans are coming around and Bill get this together. This defense is playing well. They got a couple of linebackers and Cunningham McKinney that are productive and get to the ball. I'm going with the Houston Texans just like the Bob Miller and the Bronco turned up days in three days. Like you saying, I said three days. He turns it around well, they're gonna turn it around in six and seven jacks, find a way to get back on top. They'll be back in the number one, deepest. Going to come back this week do big miles, Jack. You're has a big mess with an angry defense. AFC south tour continues in London for the three and three titans. Taking on the four and two chargers Tennessee coming off a pair of losses to buffalo n Baltimore, the chargers will enter with three consecutive wins the and I'm going to help you out here LA chargers and you love Derwin. James of rookie I, this is a future of the safety position right here in Derwyn and exciting to talk about this young. What happens when they get till we both back that'll be rolling Philip rivers, he'd he's under the radar is playing really well. All the attention I think is going to the younger quarterbacks the up and comers all the rookies the Mahomes Donald and those type of guys. But Philip rivers is having a great year. His receivers are having a great year. Keenan Allen is he's got clerk coming out the backfield Melvin Gordon's all. Good receiver in areas where he's always been good at, especially this year under pressure and in the red area situationally, he's doing so well, third down passing to Philip rivers is one of the best in the business still, but you just forget because he's over there in that small stadium in Los Angeles. That's right. He's only thirty six, which is baby compared to radiant breeze video. Like in this game, I'm gonna take the chargers, and I think bringing the would convince me push me over the top because Dillon, James, I do believe he is one of the front runners for defensive rookie of the year plan. So, well, you saw what Darren said about him. I thought that this echo all of that this guy's gonna make more plays charges. Well, to me, it's about staying balance on the opposite of ball. Take the Balsam, not so much into Philip rivers fans, but giving it to Melvin Gordon in this balanced attack if they have if talent all over the board. But Milton Gordon is a guy that can easily be office have been BP the season. I'm thinking maybe rookie rookie defensive player of the year Derwin James. As we continue here. Another big match up this weekend got selects the Sunday night. A pair of first place teams meet in what will be a wild scene, Arrowhead stadium Bengals at the chiefs boot teams come in off crushing losses last week, Cincinnati loss in the last seconds, the Pittsburgh, Kansas City loss on that last second field goal to New England. So teddy this chiefs offense as torn teams of part this, what do you think of this matching? This is the track meet of the week. That's what it's going to be. I think I think the chiefs are going to have difficulty stop in the Bengals and vice versa. So it's going to be whatever defense on others decide makes that play. The Bengals defense is going to need a play in the fourth quarter. Maybe a turnover. Third down stop, situationally as when they need to play, play good, but it's going to be very, very hard to stop this chiefs off. I say, I think it's going to you got to keep up. You're gonna keep up with the chiefs win this football game with the Bengals. They're gonna have to figure out a way, not all their weapons looking mix, whether it's Rawls they gotta find a way to get. You know, boy here. You gotta find a way to get a match them point for point because they're not going to stop this Kansas City Chiefs offense putting up points and we got the point you're both on the chiefs. Let's move on. Let's talk about the last undefeated team in the NFL the Rams they're gonna try to go seven when they face the Niners Los Angeles has started a season seven. Oh, since nineteen eighty five. The Niners gave the Packers a fight last week. What are coming off? Four straight losses. Darren, the forty Niners showed a lot of promise in Green Bay last week, quarterback and running back. We know both lost for the season despite that if scored a decent amount of points different Balser this week in the Rams right now, they're the most game. We talked about being balanced office the most balance office team right now, football, all of the Los Angeles Rams, and they will put up points the pensively. They'll find ways to turn the ball over for you. I think right now when you look at this matchup. No way San Francisco on a backhand can make the tackles they need to make as far as getting guys on the ground receivers on the ground is stopping advocate. I think it's going to be a huge day for the love for the long, dozens Rams all over again and speaking for the forty Niners just a little bit. Can you? Can you take advantage of gambling corners? You can? Can you take advantage of defensive line that really just wants to rush the passer? Because usually they have a thirteen fourteen point lead you can, but CJ Beth has got to take care of the football, and I don't think that's what he's very good at. So the Rams will come come up with some key interceptions and get the ball back for their offense aren't giving up. Some big plays to keep to. You said miss. They do another guests and they better check, but they're both on the Rams. We're both on the Rams Sunday, the Vikings square off at the jets. Remember this off season. Kirk cousins revealed that New York pretty much pulled up the Brinks truck, but he went to Minnesota. The jets got their prize, though. Sam darnold in the draft, the rookie has led them to back to back wins. But let's go back to the Vikings and wide receiver. Adam Phelan who can make history Sunday with one hundred receiving yards. He'd be the fifth player in NFL history to have hundred yards in seven, straight games joining the likes of Calvin Johnson and Michael Irvin teddy, this is historic. He's approaching unbelievable numbers. What makes them so good. So many things I could tell you the hands of the speed, the route running those type of things that when I look at the money down the money down for me, it's third down. He's one of the best in the game with that too. So third-down receptions for Adam feeling how he gets. It done varies from the simple all the way to the amazing just right here, a simple, third, and fourth, you play off of them. So run a little sticks route hook up at the sticks right there. Watch the way he uses his hands to stick it out. So he secures the catch, the defense defensive back, can't knock it out on contact. And then right here when it's not even for him on my third one, third one, he tried to sit the pick route back to the flat. Kirk cousins has pressure. Phelan instinctively finds the spot backs up to the sticks knows it's turn. One takes a hit. He's tough to and then you've got routes like this on third and thirteen where he backs up the defender, a deep comeback by cousins, and this type of amazing catch right there by feeling everything from route running to toughness to body control, two hands. He does it all and on third down for those critical situations when you need to move the sticks, one of the best in the game, listen kit. Really focus on them, don't because you have Steph Stefan digs on the other side is well who burn you. He'll take you deep. So you talking about one of the better route runners in the league in because when he steps on your toes and being a defense of back and watching film, when I'm watching this guy dealing runs routes, he gets. On your toes. And when he gets on your toes, that means you get to open up and turn your hips, and he's just he's pollutant his movements. He's becoming a superstar. But on the other side, Sam darnold he had one of the best games of his young career last week, but this is a different beast. This is a different beast, and you look at Sam darnold. I what they know about him. He's gaining competence weekend and week out, and you start to see he's not going to be overwhelmed by this Mike Zimmer Minnesota Vikings defense. He will absolutely come to play. Look for Quincy in noon what to have a big when I think he's going to be the guy he's going to be the difference make over the middle, dumped the ball off. Just make sure he gets the ball out of his hands because the Vikings defense, we'll become into pull phase the Vikings defense than the bears defense. That's tough. Sodhi like in this game. All like what I've seen from Donald like Darren, sane, but I'm gonna go with the Vikings on this one feeling has had a great year, but then one of these times, I mean, diggs is due for one fifty one seventy five, that type of game. I think this may be it. I'll go with the Minnesota Vikings going the Vikings, welding, Kirk cousins guys, weekend week out, started to play better. Gonna get comfortable when his office. And then again, a defense that's that can get after you. There opportunistic Zimmer's always in their era about getting better week in and week out both on Vikings in Philadelphia. The Panthers hit the road and take on the eagles Carolina will try to get off to a better start in this one since they fell behind seventeen nothing last week to the Redskins Philly. Coming off a twenty one point win over the giants. The eagles offense has had their issues on third down this season for the first three weeks. They were about league average. And then for two games, they converted under thirty percent of their tents. But last week they got back on track converting on fifty, six percent of their third downs. Darren, this is a little more of what we're used to seeing from this offense. What makes those so good now on third, absolutely creative. Doug Peterson, does a good job of being creative as far as getting them situations where utilize the back tied in. So they don't stop. These young receivers are really good. Not only is it. Jeffries is Nelson Aguilar. Another one who made a big play game didn't give up on his quarterback, made another big play as well, the Panthers offense. How do they rebound from last week until you how they rebound rebound by using that offensive line, but DARREN'S, right in terms of that eagle offense, they're coming. They're coming along and to stop them from scoring points. I think they need to establish the run game, sort of like just just taking the air out of the football because this eagle team is starting. I sense an explosion and offense of explosion. So relying on your defense on the run game. I think this Panthera offensive line is one of the best in the game in terms of what they do conceptually they wanna pound it. Go ahead and get Cam Newton on quarterback runs c. j. Anderson Christian McCaffrey. That's how you're gonna win this football game. Because if if the defense does their job and they keep it a lowest scoring game, that's how you're going to win because that eagle offense is ready to explode. All right. So who do you like? I think they can do it. I think the Panthers if they play the right game plan, they can get this win because how much I think this offense of line it can do how much they. Can set the tone at the line of scrimmage, Panthers win this game. It's gonna be. It's gonna be a tough one to get defense. I'm hoping for a couple of plays with the offensive line comes through. I'm going with the Philadelphia Eagles because we're seeing Carson Wentz weekend and week. I'll get better. Absolutely all money with his throws here and he's becoming more accurate. We saw the back in touchdown pass. He's accurate, incompetent with the football. I like the eagles split decision right now on NFL live. Let's get to some more of your picks. And let's start with the Derek Anderson led bills met the colts. We're both gonna take the call Suzy. I think that he'll Derek Anderson coming in as I, it's going to be a tough situation for him. Me Coker nice. Young safety look for him to read the eyes of the old veteran quarterback coming in, maybe make a play. I think the colts will get this. No agree. I think you know, look at the colts right now. Andrew luck. They put up thirty four points last week. I get the points again. This week lead this went off lions at the Brock Osweiler lead dolphins were both on the dolphins and this one here, debriefing wise, the dolphins. Look, Frank Gore's become Kenyan Drake has been denied, but print gore the old man is running the ball. Inbetween tackles this showing that toughness weekend and week out and this running game needs to get going for Brock Osweiler. Browns at books teddy lead this one off. I'm gonna go with Tampa Bay here. I think James will have systems some success. And I think there's an emotional shift defensively for the Tampa Bay. Buccaneers Mark Duffner has been named at the new as a new defensive coordinator. It's a shakeup that wakes up players. So James and the defense wake up, no. The news when they wake up from late last week's losses charges they come in, they put points up on a book steep. It's a can't tackle. And space gives up the big play week in a week out and Mayfield we'll have to run around plays, create some things. They went up, split decisions or good for the over which we will get to right now. It's time for bold predictions and teddy you go first, okay. I'm going to start with my old teammate. Adam venit Terry. Adam needs about three or four field goals to get to to be the NFL all time leading score. He will get four field goals and take care of that record in buffalo go break that record old team mate of mine. I hadn't been attended done, get paid. I'm going with two backup. Quarterbacks tastes him hill and Lamar Jackson. I just showed you the tape earlier Bolton. These guys will score touchdowns a backup quarterback score touchdowns this week. Here's only one team in the NFL. The drew Brees hasn't beaten. That's the ravens bet changes this weekend as Greece. Continues his magical March through the record books. He's already all time leader in passing yards. One away from five hundred touchdown passes years. The long term prediction. Not only does he get that down in more, but he's finally the MVP this year. What I am. Yeah, you're right on the money there. Yep. And you know what's coming next. The errands going on every week guys pick every game and teddy you heading. Great. We all Susan. Overall. Ten fifty three and thirty eight there and fifty five and thirty six. They still haven't picked this game Cowboys. Redskins teddy Suzy. The Dallas Cowboys looked great last week, so I think they struggle. I don't know how much consistency they have. I'm gonna go with the Washington Redskins. I'm gonna take Alex Smith and his conservativeness. Okay. He's gonna take care of the football. The Redskins get the win. You know, I better guess what boys last week you did my house. So I'm going to get the Dallas Cowboys this week and it's about DeMarcus, Lawrence, Randy. Gregory about that defense, they'll make big plays. They'll win on the road this week. Final stop of the week challenge flags, Adam Schefter back with us. Adam, Europe, I, we'll shoes you're talking about the colts and the fact that they have one win and is felt like at times they've been a one man team, so challenging the rest of those offensive players to give angel looks of support. Have somebody else make a play. It's nudges Andrew luck as this team tries to win its second game. And I'm challenging that Lanta falcons and office coordinator. Steve Sarkissian take Julio Jones out of the witness protection program, find a way to get him. The football. A touchdown would be really nice goal. Okay. My turn, I am going to challenge them with a stick to a side of the ball of the most defensively. I am going to challenge the Jacksonville Jaguars. Who are you on Thursday night? We saw what von Miller did to pick up his defense and then succeed and win a football game. Who's the leaders for the Jacksonville, Jaguars what are you going to do? You got a big game to see what you're going to do. Okay. Sam darnold show jets fans at sometimes plan b. is even better than planet. This week jets fans come face to face with the guy. They really wanted that God away. So what show jets fans that you are the future of the franchise? Right Wilson. That's a wrap of the week on NFL live see next week.

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Sunday's big golfing match involving peyton manning and Tom Brady. We'll take a unique look at who might have the better skills all around champions live sports on TV this weekend as we say welcome aboard NFL. Live great to see our analyst for the next sixty minutes Jeff Darlington. Mike Tannenbaum robbing rich. I'm Suzy Kolber. Today's let's get going with the closest thing that we can get to a sure thing in twenty twenty that raining the Super Bowl. Mvp QB. Patrick Mahomes will become the league's highest-paid player. It's just a matter of when and according to Chiefs Chairman Clark Hunt. When could be soon as he recently revealed? The team will start. Extension talks with Mahomes this summer for something won't be doing it to this summer. But what you said what we'd said both sides is he wants to achieve for life and that that's our our mentality as well we want to in city and that's what we're shooting for clearly. Getting this deal done is a no brainer Jeff. Russell Wilson is currently the highest paid player in the League in terms of average annual salary. Earning thirty five million per season. So what could this the a look like when it gets done? Well certainly I think everybody is looking for that forty million dollar number to be the threshold for Patrick Mahomes. But what's so interesting about? It is often times when we talk about the top quarterback in the League we talk about an resetting the quarterback market but when you talking people around the league they say with Mahomes. He's not necessarily doing that because he is in his own world anyway. So a lot of GM's when they go ahead with negotiations with their own quarterbacks you almost don't even bring mahomes into the conversation as the guy that's resetting the market because so few people can do what he does now. The one thing that's important here from speaking with people around this negotiation is that when we talk about Dak Prescott we're talking about. Is it going to be five years? The cowboys want her four years. Like mahomes wants. I don't think money is going to be the biggest contention if contentions the right word when it comes to and the chief instead it's going to be years as well. I could see the chiefs wanting to lock up the homes for seven years. We're mahomes says we gotTA shrink these years down mixture the money sell. Hi but nobody really wants to lock themselves into something when the salary cap goes up so consistently in here and then all of a sudden. The contract is dated at the end. So I think that in the end the conversation year not contention but if there is debate it will be over the number of years not necessarily the blank check the mahomes will essentially be signing to himself. Well then Mike. If we're going off what Jeff is saying if you're the chiefs GM that doesn't even matter in terms of timetable. Going before after Prescott or does Shawn Watson does that even enter into it not really susie because look Patrick. Mahomes is going to be at the highest end of the market. Any should be right. Twenty four years old to roll winner five playoff game. So if I'm Watson or on Prescott sure I'd like to go after the homes but at the end Patrick is going to be the fan. Stay in terms of average per year and guaranteed money jeffries. Up An interesting point if I was Kansas City. I WANNA do a seven eight nine year deal. Have this fixed cost and know that. I have the quarterback set so I can see years being the biggest source of contention now with the CAP. Maybe not going up as much because of what's going on with pandemic. I think we may see the CAP flatten over the next couple of years. Obviously come for players like Patrick Mahomes. The only other variable Fr his standpoint I gotta worry about is if I take too much of the Pie. Do I lose a couple of players? Most notably someone like Chris Jones. The really talented defensive tackle so that may be a little bit of a discussion about and how much of the percentage of the cap he gets but at the end of the day. This is a deal that has to get done for both sides allocation certainly question mark. But I mean there's no doubt if anybody deserves it. He is the total package. Mvp as a player as a leader as a person so the flip side of what seems like an easy deal. Is this Safety Jamal? Adams and the jets who appear to be at a stalemate over a new contract. Gm does Joe. Douglas said in February. He wants Adams to be a jet for life. Perhaps the lack of urgency is that atoms is under contract for two more years and making things even more complicated could be that Adams. Basically plays everywhere. He split time between safety outside linebacker. And your three four scheme and he's also spent time at cornerback and even inside Linebacker Mike. Given all that. How do you even determine a salary? Yeah that's a great question susie. He is extremely valuable. Obviously if I'm the GM of the team. I'm saying Hey Eddie. Jackson fourteen million year highest pay safety. And oh by the way. We actually have you for the next three years. Twenty four million dollars when you think about this year. His fifth year tender and the projected franchise tag the year after. If I'm Jamal Adams I say three things. Zeke Elliott Zeke Elliott Zeke Elliott. Last year seems situation dowse controlled seek for three years. They turn up and pay him at the high end of the market. This one unlike the homes is a lot more complicated has a chance to be uglier as we go into the summer. My my nose. Well as anybody you worked alongside without Him Gaze. We both know them pretty well. He's not exactly warm and fuzzy when it comes to his feelings with these guys like he's going to tell these guys how much he values them but when it comes down to negotiations and I know it's Joe Douglas Job just as it was your job in Miami but he's GonNa still make his feelings known a little bit there and basically say are you in. Are you out so when you start to see these players get a little bit disgruntled disgruntled in New York? That's part of the culture that they're trying to build their now. It's very difficult to build that culture. When you're not necessarily showing the results on the field they do with the Patriots for instance. But that's still not going to be a concession that engaged ever makes he's kind of a little bit rough on the edge when it comes to this kind of stuff so if you're not the type who can handle maybe that more insensitive approach. It's going to make for a little bit tougher of negotiations worse than feelings. Do Get hurt here. Jeff. I'd like to. I don't know what type of cultures here rob. I don't know what type of culture that there have in new in New York like. Maybe he doesn't want to be there so with this contract situation going on. Maybe he say new himself. Okay if they don't WanNa pay me. I play outside linebacker. I play safety. I'm the leader. You want me to do all these things but when it comes down to it you're not going to pay me what I deserve. That could be frustrating and looking at that culture. Maybe he doesn't WANNA be there. Maybe he wants to go somewhere else and create a different culture being a different environment. So look you could just look at the production when you're in a position where the GM or anyone money making the decision says look. I don't know your value is because you play so many positions that that doesn't make any sense. He's valuable to the team. They need a leader on defense. They need to create a culture. So why not do it with a guy? That's been there and he's done it for many years and he has no doubt the leader on that team. So Mike Tie this all together. We started with Mahomes. He's one end of the spectrum and then there's atoms right now somewhere in there is Dak Prescott is well. What do you do with all of this well? Deck Prescott is somewhere in the middle. Because every day he gets closer to becoming an unrestricted free agent. Who CAN'T BE FRANCHISED? We're about a year and a half away from that and Dallas has to blame except themselves goes back to Zeke Elliott Lyle Collins and then dream for Margoob around extending him. They put themselves in a really difficult position. And if he plays this year as a twenty six year old quarterback who's won forty games as a starter. He'll play next year under the TAG. Roughly thirty seven and a half million dollars because it's a twenty percent increase. If you go franchise tag to franchise tag and then it's kirk cousins. All over again he gets to the market. He'll be young in his prime so he has tremendous leverage and unlike ads who has three years to go mahomes who we all think should be a fairly easy deal to go To do in terms of being at the top of the market this deal to be will be hard to get done because Jerry Jones doesn't have the leverage. He wishes he had K. Guys all these deals are being worked out. Tom Brady is simply working out. Radio and a handful of teammates have been taking reps together at Tansel. School Brady has been photographed in pads and his new books helmet even taking snap from center. Ryan Jensen radius fit with the box and his new head coach. Bruce Arians ideal to win now according to GM Jason Lights. We have a head coach. That you know be quite. Frank isn't going to be here for the next fifteen twenty years coaching. The buccaneers. So I think it was actually a perfect marriage. You've got two guys that got something to prove They WANNA win. They want to win now. They got the same mindset. And you know getting time here. Quite frankly started with the hiring bruce last year. I don't know if that would have. We would be in this situation right now. Without Bruce Raises. Their head coach. So rob during the season. We have a lumberjack segment with you. I see you've got some realistic sound effects going on what's happening in on the Home Front. Fix someone's cutting a tree down. I think there's trees being cut down. It's not myself. I'm not the one with chainsaw. A chainsaw it's neighbors. Don't mind me but anyway back to the Brady stuff. Yes look. It's all about Kim. It's all about chemistry right now. So he's trying to build chemistry with a new team. There's a little bit humidity down there. It's GONNA be hot for but I think the he'll be all right with that he stays hydrated but when it comes to chemistry and having receivers understand where he wants them to be it just takes Reps. It takes time so I think you're just seeing those guys take advantage of the time that they have. They're not able to come together with autism minicamp so why not have some type of get together to where they can work on those things that they can't work on right now and then you look at? Bruce Arians and Tom Brady look. You're not going to go to Tom Brady. And you're not gonNA tell him. This is what I want to run. You're going to say what do you like here. I got three plays red zone. Where do you WANNA be? You want to be here here here. You don't like it all right. What do you think so you try to use all his input the twenty years of football that he knows knowledge? And you try to use that with things you know and you bring them together and you hope that you guys have a spectacular offense link. It's funny because that's actually what. I think that he really likes the idea about in Tampa one of the reasons that he kind of wanted to go do something different and wanted to find a place like Tampa is because he wanted to be more collaborative when it came to exactly what you're talking about and Bruce they're all they way but what's especially interesting. Is that camera Tight end telling SIP. It's hey it's been kind of weird because we're the ones teaching. Tom Brady the verbiage when they decided to go into this Together basically areas was kind of like. Hey like you can learn my offense or you can try to teach you install these young players and it just made more sense. Brady being one of the smartest players to ever play the game to learn that offense and then they can progress from there when they can finally get together and create. Sort of that hybrid. Bruce and Tom. Show which I think will be extremely entertaining but for right now. I think Brady's doing the perfect thing which is just just everything that Aryans does and then full that into what is new. Since Jason late refers to this as perfect marriage you know the whole idea of relating football relationships to marriage can get a little tricky Jeff. I understand you found that out on. Nfl Live on Wednesday. Let's listen you know certain kind of dynamic in the NFL. It's not the same as marriage. It's not like I'm like flirting. Riches Zell in front of my wife to see it fled got works out that like. It's just not the same thing over by for that. What the heck were you trying to get some context context here? We run the whole body. Is that the. Nfl is a business where you can flirt with people and it might not mean transportation. This is the same thing I didn't know we're going to repeat this all of a sudden we're GonNa make this live longer great analogy. I know what the problem is. And you're in the doghouse no matter how he's license go. Nfl Live we graded the AFC. All Week Long said today we're handing out the best off season from around the conference which team you guys believe is most likely to drop of the playoffs. Find out after the break plus manning and Tom Brady are facing off on the golf course on Sunday. We won't be seeing any wobbly passes but will be here a lot of tracks. Dog Actually thought I was going. But then Payton's dad called switch teams and l live is brought to you by Disney. Plus all of your favorites all in one place. Sign up today this week our NFL live analysts gave each AFC team a letter grade on the RAF season so far. The bengals Brown's dolphins and Ravens landed on our honor roll solid grades across the AFC North. But on the other hand. The Titans Texans and Patriots were given C. minuses. Our team was not pleased. With how Bill O'Brien and check handled things and keep in mind. They have quite a bit of influence in their team's personnel decision to put a bow on the whole process today and an honor. Virtual graduations happening everywhere. We award a variety of superlatives. Might you get going here. Who is the class Valedictorian or another words? Put together the smartest roster suzy the Tennessee Titans. And I'll give you a couple of reasons to on the PRU side to in the draft. Starting with the draft first round pick is as a Wilson. He's GonNa come in. He's going to start right. Tackle for Jack Conklin. They were disciplined not to overpay competent. Second Round they get Christian Fulton Outstanding. Value should come in and play right away as draft choice and then you look at what they did quarterback Ryan Tannehill they discipline and chase. Tom Brady so in. That might've able knew very well. They have Ryan Tannehill. Who took it to the championship. Game a year ago at a reasonable contract for the next five years that Derrick Henry running back as we see has been a really dicey position to pay around the league. Devante Freeman David Johnson. Todd Gurley site big extensions. There are no longer with their teams. Derrick Henry they franchise hopefully it will get something done but now they don't have to overpay them enter dealing from a position of strength so I think they want four for four on all significant decisions. Sounds good next. Perla Tim Rob. You've got this one. Go just say gets cutest. Couple really is the perfect match. I'm going Frank Reich and Philip rivers. They look like a nice couple coming together. You know every now and then you see phil might have a little tear running down his face frank. Look the guy understands offense you played in the Senate he played in the NFL playing the league. Hopefully they could come together and the colts Can Be in a spot where I thought last year they'd be able to be at but it just didn't happen so these guys have a history together. Sometimes when you're together in relationship you need a little time apart. You come back together makes city couple. How most likely to have a breakout season? Jeff you take this one done everything to put them into situation. These past few years almost like they've been in high school getting ready for the real world and it really does feel like that for the bills that they're about on the cost of really taking this to the next level and I think that what Brandon the general manager has done this off season adding the number one wide receiver in Stefan Digs Bolstering. Their third ranked defense from twenty nineteen with a bunch of dishes in agency. What they have done. The past seven years has been building to this point now not only the young prop that his drone together. You're adding those veteran pieces. I feel like especially giving the vulnerability of the Patriots. This season the bills are the most primed to potentially make a rise in the AFC east Mike. Sometimes the journey doesn't go as planned. Who will be the dropout now? Most likely to drop out of the playoffs Houston Texans and they lost two good players one on each side of the ball. Suzy obviously Andre. Hawkins offense not only was he a prolific receiver in terms of his production. But every time he was on the field you got double team so now all these other players are going to see a lot more coverage that's going to hurt their offense and defensively. Dj Reader very defense live and they lost key player for them. Jj Watt getting older. I see this is a team in decline. We talked about Philip Rivers. Rob Did and we talked about Tennessee. I see Houston not making the playoffs this year. Rob Somehow you get all the cutesy ones. Who would you say is the biggest alert? I mean you gotta go with the Cleveland Browns right. They look every single year last year. There were loaded. You would think like this is the year. It's time they're coming back. They're coming back. You Got Landry. O B J Baker Mayfield flirting with us. But they're not producing. So can they please get it together this year bring all the personalities together all the talk? Just don't do it anymore. Stop flirting with us. Go out there and win. Football Games please. You have the talent now. Let's go see it. Let's let's make it happen nick. Nick I want to know what your surprising wasn't high school. Were you cutest couple or were you big. Because there's no way how is most likely to cut down trees for a living? The lumberjack themed very finally Jeff. You've got the last one. Who Do you believe is the most likely to succeed? You Know Super Bowl bound. You can't dismiss the Kansas City chiefs at this point. They are the cream of the crop when it comes the NFL. What they did this past year was basically graduating again. Feeling the PUN From the year before when they just got to the edge and now all of a sudden you look at them and they pick up this great running back in the first round and all of a sudden they continue to bolster their Rosser. This will probably be the last year before things get really complicated for the chiefs. Once you add that mahomes contract in the mix. Not Saying they won't succeed but it becomes more difficult this year. Though they are the most likely to succeed are most likely to go back to back. And I feel with this music in my field. Spires right now you can seem a whole prom. King last season pass Brady as the youngest super bowl. Mvp knows how he's going to top that the head from AFC. Superlatives is the greatest of all time. Brady Bill Tiger and Manning taking the debates of the golf course to settle the goes. We are picking who we thinks will win and Tom Brady has a new home for the first seven twenty years but as you may have heard he is still trying to find his way around and I saw the doorknob turning. I remember sitting there going. Oh my God. Somebody's coming into my house and I just kind of froze. Oh my God. Tom Brady is in my freaking house right now. Though we're apart these days sharing more so at Geico we'd like to say thanks. Thanks for sharing. Your savage dance moves. Thanks for sharing your. Diy Haircut fails thanks for sharing your inner lip sync star. Now it's our turn to share with the GEICO give back a fifteen percent credit on car and motorcycle policies for current and new customers. Because we're committed for the long haul the fifteen percent credit last full policy term visit GEICO DOT com slash give back for more info eligibility Sunday. We premiere part one of our thirty for thirty film about Lance Armstrong if fascinating revealing comprehensive chronicle about one of the most and then infamous athletes of all time nine eastern six Pacific the uncensored version is on ESPN and ESPN APP while the edited four. Excuse me mature. Language version is on. Espn two this week. Tom Brady was spotted holding workouts with his new book teammates for the first time major change of scenery after the six times super bowl champ shocked the NFL and Free Agency. After twenty seasons with the Patriots Life in the Greater Boston area had become quite familiar for Tom Brady but now that TV has moved to TV. He has quickly learned. He's not in Boston anymore unless message from Tampa Mayor Jane. Castor greetings to the fine people of Tampa Bay. The last few months have been specially difficult and strenuous time on our country and our city however one bright spot has been the decision of six time Super Bowl champion and the greatest of all time. Tom Brady to continue his football career in our great city. I'm so happy to be in Tampa Bay and I wanted to say thank you guys for welcoming me and my family into your community with open arms. I'm so excited to be a buck. Adjusting to a new home can be challenging but as many of you also may have heard. Tom has been making himself quite at home here. In Tampa is Paul dial. The director parks and recreation. The city of virus. The Parks Park's been closed in the city of Tampa. We have had staff that have gone out to the different parks to make the public aware and ask for their cooperation assistance. During this time around the third of April one of our staff was around by actually sparked. When they did they saw a couple of individuals were out doing some exercise drills all drills when she got out to them do just simply said it in. The park is closed at this time. Probably about halfway through the conversation. I this is Tom Brady. I'm talking really said sorry. No probably weren't aware of that. They couldn't have been more cooperative. Amply it impact and let the talk as trespassing wasn't enough. Tom Continued with a home invasion. My Name's David Kramer. I live in Tampa Florida and Tom Brady accidentally walked into my house. My neighbor is Byron left push. He's the coordinator for the Tampa. Bay buccaneers it was a Tuesday on the seventh of April. I normally would lock my door but I was moving some things that day so it was just opened. I was sitting in my computer. I hear the silent right here. Nexia now I just kind of look and I see the front door behind me. I see this large shadow and then I saw the doorknobs turning and I remember sitting there going. Oh my God. Somebody's coming into my house and I just kind of froze I see this tall guy walk in with a baseball hat on. And he had a bag or two on his shoulders and he just dropped the bags down like he was to stay for a while like he owned the place which is fine and then he just kinda looked up at me. And he's like hey man what's going on and I was like sarcastically. I don't know man you tell me. What are you doing frigging house? And then he got this very look on his face and he goes my the wrong house and I said you know I think you are but you look familiar. Where are you supposed to be? And he said I'm supposed to be fire house and at that moment when he said that he's like Oh. My God. Tom Brady is in my freaking house right now. Tom Brady are you kidding me? Before I knew it. He was grabbing his bags. He said I'm so sorry Sir I'm so sorry and he doesn't bolted. I started thinking about all the things that could have gone like so roth if I had a gun shot Tom Brady. I mean can you imagine that I can't even imagine and Thomas Rama's so tom since this was clearly all a big misunderstanding. I'm willing to sign this. Pardon on one condition you make sure that Lombardi trophy does not leave this city come next February because we are all thrilled to have you here and if you do that then we can talk about changing the name to Tampa Bay right. That's that's a brady. Had a good sense of humor. Regarding the to mix ups tweeting and late April regarding these stories going public quote trespass again parks breaking and entering just making myself at home in Tampa Bay and quote one thing. We know for sure Brady flip the script in twenty twenty coming up. What else has gotten weird this year? We continue our look back at some of the most memorable Monday night. Football Games with week. Five from the twenty fifteen season. Steelers chargers at QUALCOMM stadium. Michael Vick's last game and it came down to the final play eight eastern five Pacific on ESPN AND ESPN APP dealers new on NFL live from the steelers director of communications. This steelers tell back. Fifty percent of the normal ticket inventory when individual game tickets went on sale today for the twenty twenty season. We are being proactive with these limited amount of tickets as we are preparing for possible social distancing scenarios at Heinz field this year. Well that's certainly one scenario one of the NFL's top defenders addressed another. You need fans to play the game. I don't see how you could play a game without no fans incitement in the fun out the game. You know you make the big players you make a big play. You know the fans would pick you up. The fans will make the game citing that the fans would you s to tear them for t know you may play eight thousand fans going crazy pumped up. You don't have that in a game. I you know I think that. Just take the fun out of no. You cannot without fans. I don't see it I can possible just from my point of view just noticed it will be fun and Aaron showing off. How good a shape. He is in now if you haven't seen it on twitter or instagram. My plans versus twenty twenty has picked up lots of steam on social media. It represents the bid plans that we made and how many of them were sidetracked by a worldwide pandemic rob. You take the first one here and And we'll continue with what Aaron was talking about so plans fans packing the stands or twenty twenty. Maybe not do you agree with Donald. It's GONNA be Weird. Don't get me wrong but I can. I can guarantee this if you're a young quarterback and you're going into the stadium like the superdome and there's no fans in there that's working to your favor if you're working on your silent cadence and your offense can't function if there's too much noise when you're going into an environment where everyone can hear each other defensively makes it easier if you're playing in the superdome or or allowed stadium and offensively. It makes it a lot easier. So everyone's on the same page and at the end of the day when you're playing allowed stadium. It's all about communication. It's being able to bark out coverage you're in where you're supposed to be offensively. What route you want run. What wins the ball. Going to be height. So that changes the whole dynamic of the game when there's no fans so if you're young quarterback or an offense and and your Tom Brady going to the superdome you're like hey no fans it's great. I can tell everybody wearing them and I could tell him that easily. I don't need to use signals. I don't need to do all this stuff. How you just tell them. So it's going to be it's going to be. It's going to be interesting to see what happens. Silence Seattle would that be like we spoke about contracts earlier in the show that Prescott still waiting on his you know before that July fifteen deadline so DAX plans major money. Twenty twenty plans not so fast. Jerry's got something to say about that Jeff. House twenty twenty looking to shape off for the cowboys quarterback following is going to be just fine and ultimately these first but say seven months and fifteen days or six months and fifteen days. Really don't matter that much and that's kind of the beauty of word. Dak PRESCOTT is July. Fifteenth remains the deadline for guys to get long term contracts that are placed under the franchise tag for this year dot as the date. We should all be focused on. I know we're going to have these contentious debates about what it all means but really until July fifteenth. None of it matters. That's the way negotiations always work. That's where it will work this time. So at least in the case of Dak Prescott Twenty Twenty is going to get I think a whole lot better and then how about Cam Newton? His plans no doubt he expected to be a starting quarterback twenty twenty s plans still waiting for a team. Mike. What do you see happening suzy? The bad news is things have worked out well from the good news. Is I think a great opportunity and Pittsburgh is sitting right there for him in the steelers Ben Rothlisberger thirty eight years old coming off of a major elbow surgery cam. Newton didn't play much last year obviously needs to be healthy if he is. I think it sets a perfectly mecer off not good enough delegates out good enough. They traded Josh jobs a year ago. Brand Cameroon. And now you have your future quarterback without having to give up a draft choice and spending your to Rehab. Get to know the offense. So twenty twenty has been great so far but boy that could be a great future. Newton and the steelers. The dolphins had a flannel quarterback and it began in the draft. They got their guy to a tongue. Vilo but in two thousand twenty fifth magic says he still wants to compete. Rob Does he have a shot. Hey Brian Fitzpatrick he's the man right. Now he's going to be the starting quarterback. There is no reason for Miami to push into a position where number one coming back from a hip injury. We all know that it was a serious injury. There's no reason to push him into the position of being the starter you have Ryan Fitzpatrick you have Tangail. You have a relationship there to where they've worked together So let to sit behind a veteran and let them learn. And finally we have a bonus my plan or twenty twenty congratulations. Espn's Diana Rossini her own version of the my plan versus twenty twenty me with some exciting news. Diana got engaged. So congratulations to Diana and Kevin still coming on NFL alive. Tom Brady and Peyton. Manning are two of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game. But who has the edge when they the lakes term? It had to be in Florida after. Tom's be any arrest tiger and I talked to the sheriff in Tampa. He's GONNA be allowed to go to palm beach four this on Sunday Tiger Woods and Phil. Mickelson renew their rivalry with the match champions for charity. This time they're bringing. Nfl Star power with them. Woods will team with Peyton. Manning Mickelson with Tom Brady in a match. Benefit Corona virus relief charities. So let's review the rivalry on the football side brady versus manning really began in the AFC championship in two thousand three. It was a snowy one. In foxborough between Seoul touchdown military's five field goals. The pats moved on to secure their second super bowl. Then Two Thousand Four Divisional Playoff Game Brady and the Patriots dominated another snow game with nearly thirty eight minutes of possession and Tom even managed to score a rushing touchdown but in two thousand six manning finally got his revenge down twenty one three midway through the second quarter. Peyton brought to colts back in a shootout. They went on to beat the bears and secure. Manning's I ring then. Two thousand nine indy. Move to nine and dramatic. Fashion Belichick made that controversial called. Go for it on fourth into and paid made him pay for it with a dime to Reggie Wayne with thirteen. Seconds TO GO FLASH FORWARD TO MANNING'S FIRST YEAR IN DENVER IT was Brady's eastern to lead the comeback down twenty four to nothing at the half ray led five straight scoring drives. Capped off by a win in Ot than a twenty fifteen their final showdown came in the AFC championship. The broncos barely got the victory but they went onto win super bowl fifty. And now you the trash talk for me I think excellences is when all about. I hate to lose so much I WANNA go prove it every day. You know we've had a break Donald. They played seventeen pounds. Pretty cool especially someone has various. We've always had a mutual respect over the years before the great honor and privilege with competed against him that many times. He's one of the greatest players that ever pick pickup an offline typical peyton manning making the earn. It's on now. It's on okay so that wasn't trash talk but it was pretty inspiring and we know that this proves to be highly entertaining this Sunday since this is an NFL show. We figured we'd translate their football player to their golf game and rob will start here with you. Who's got the better driver in the bag? You the big on to make the long passes look years ago. I'm going with Tom. You know he might be a mid range guys these days. You might not have such a big time driver But I'm going to have to go with Tom. We all know at the end there. Manning had a hard time with the old driver. Here we go. Tom Brady back in the day with the man Ren name. All he's about to throw a bomb here grease that he's on the Twenty Five Yard Line Twenty six steps into it. Deep down the sideline to find his man Randy Moss granted. I know this was a few years back nowadays. You might have to take another step forward. Maybe curl hop into that thing. But he's still got it and now you've got Peyton here. You know going into the sideline. I wouldn't say that this is like a bomb series Ad. He's on the twenty he's GonNa step into it. Take a little shot. Those to the sideline goes up. Gets it so I'M GONNA have to go with my Guy Tom on the driver? But he might need a little bit more into that thrown these days at forty two years old manning radio ranked second and third in terms of forty yard passing touchdown since the merger in nineteen seventy there even ahead of the hall of Fame Gunslinger Himself. Brett Farve Mike. What about the short game or the Red Zone? Yeah those two areas of the field. Don't they translate really well between the tight windows of the Red Zone and the short game? So let's start with Tom. Brady unfortunately should suzy. I've been on the receiving end of both these guys being productive in the red zone. So here's Tom Brady. Threw him factual Chris Hogan for touchdown that should translate well for their match up coming on Sunday. Great Throat Replacement here Touchdown for doing like I said A. Fortunately I've been on the receiving end of that. We too many times in my career loving. Here's here's peyton. Manny same thing going to the back of the end zone here Great Touch Replacement and as a retired placement Retired player. I would give the slight edge in the short game to paint because he has a little bit more time to work on the short game right now then. Tom Brady does. Air Numbers are still impressive. They both have a completion percentage of fifty nine percent while as the edge when it comes to touchdowns both of their qb ratings hover around the hundred mark when down in enemy territory. Jeff who would you relate to as most clutch in the end the eighteenth hole? Look both of these guys with plenty of clutch moments throughout their career against each other admitted this specialty fund. Now if you look at Tom Brady here. No doubt about it. He's got moments like this one after another looks over to the right and he sees his guy joy that's been by the added birthday element thirty three years old. This was a go ahead touchdown. In a game versus broncos Patriots were losing twenty four to nothing at halftime back in twenty thirteen. Great score by Eshelman there now peyton manning though the funny thing about this person on the set up a game winning touchdown versus the Patriots in the two thousand six. Afc Championship Game Afc Championship. Game was actually were. Manning made his money against Brady. They've met four times in that. Afc Championship game and many actually won three of though so broncos defense might have had a little something to do with that as well late in his career but no doubt about it. Both guys plenty moments. I gotta say though the fact that manning one three or four in the AFC championship probably in that regard goes to manning the AFC has been represented in the super bowl by a radio or manning team and thirteen of Alaska nineteen seasons. That is incredible Brady though has been named Super Bowl. Mvp four times which is an NFL record. Joe Montana is the only other player to even get three. It's time to pick a winner this Sunday tiger and Manning or fill and Brady Rob. You'RE GONNA go first so to tell you think is going to win and why well let's just put it this way? If I didn't pick Tom I probably would get a phone call. He might yell at me so I'm going with Tom. I think that matchup of Brady and Phil Radiant Phil Together. I mean come on. How can they lose their two goats? Greatest of all time greats. I Know Tigers the best. I know Manning's really good. They they practice a lot. But I gotta go with. Radi gotta go with Brady. Yeah I agree with Rod. I gotta go with Tom. Brady Phil Mickelson. And maybe for me. I don't know twenty twenty five years of losing Brady. I'm just used to seeing Tom Brady. Come out on top and it should be a great event route very competitive aspect all four guys very competitive so should be a lot of fun to watch. But I'm going Brady Mickelson. Well actually talked to a former number one. Pga in the world. Justice Thomas to find out what exactly TOM'S GAME. He's like they've played together. Jt says he says that. Tom Is great at putting. He's got a really strong drive sideways a little bit. And that's what makes me a little nervous but we'll see I'm GONNA go Tom. Brady and Phil Mickelson. Here is my reason for going against all of you. Peyton is retired more time to practice like tiger over.

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What's today the day before the day before as we know? Let's go. Yes. So here we go with saints at Vikings. Drew Brees has the most passing touchdowns attempts and the highest completion percentage of any QB with no interceptions through his team's first six games of season in the Super Bowl era for he'll be facing the top team independent efficiency on the road for the second straight week after the heat. The ravens last week. The Vikings defense also ranked second PI and I in third down percentage pan the saints defense, stop Adam peeling, his sixty seven catches are the most in a team I seven games of a season in NFL history. And he's had at least. Hundred yards. Going to be a distraction getting asked about it all another game. Gang gang. Everyone's been saying it's the game. But. Anything about this week is going to be a big deal throughout the week of last year's game. And this that I'm pretty serious probably going to be some type of TV special some type of rerun the game or something like mixed with all type of high. I mean, but you know, like like I was saying this new season, you know, new team. This is not a revenge game. There's always. Different season. These are new teams, you know, even though there's a lot of similar personnel to new seasons. New teams new mindset, you know. So listen, it's it's a very good opponent plan on Sunday night football at their place. Well, the saints might not say, but biking's think they're gonna show with a chip on their shoulder. What are you hearing? Yeah. I think these guys their pants are on fire. I mean, this is a this is revenge game for the saints. I talked to a couple people there yesterday. And again today, they feel like one of them said to me we feel like we won that game. And didn't get a chance to advance in the playoffs. So there's a lot of bitterness leftover. I think they're motivated the first guy we saw their Marcus Williams is the safety who we see again here blowing it on on Stefan. He's obviously extremely motivated to look good in this game. And I think the saints are gonna come out fired up whenever you can say these three words as a player issue for the rest of your life. We had them we have when you talk about games in the past. You think about championships you've won? But you'd think about the ones that got away the AFC championships got away in our in our in my situation being AFC the divisional round anything we had. And you remember and you never forget it. You try to put the whole revenge thing to to the side. Yes. But I think one thing the New Orleans Saints have to realize is that if they don't go there and beat the Vikings. Now, it's about three times in a year where you've lost to this team week one of last year divisional round of last year and then again this season to lose again. And then the team start to think they own you like, we got your number. You can't come up here and beat us. And then you think oh man we better get him in the Superdome because we can't win in Minneapolis mind games. So. It's a big game for the saints to get over that hurdle. Whether it's revenge or you gotta get over the we had them. But one one way or the other the saints. Gotta find a one way to win. You never know when the rematch might those records. Right. I mean could determine where that game is teddy and team wise, you can tell yourself. We don't wanna start in this whole. There were also pass interference penalties. Drew brees. Threw an interception early on. Let's start fast not end up in a whole seventeen and nothing maybe a win the football game. You pointed out there's a different quarterback different offense coordinator. But in a case like this, how much do you think there is still similarity you saw what kind of problems they had against your personnel against against a certain scheme. What's their tendencies on third down to play man to man coverage? This is what workforce last time you can win it again on the other side for the Vikings. For defense Everson. Griffen is back is he gonna play. What do we know? They have held off saying anything about whether he's going to play obviously the situation with every. Griffin. Not an injury situation, a mental health situation, and they wanted to get him back into practice this week and just sort of see what he can handle the workload standpoint, what kind of physical shape these es in having been away for several weeks. So I don't think he plays based on everything I've heard, but they haven't unless it's happened. The last five minutes, they haven't really ruled them out grabs. His right. See what he can handle because you're not coming back from sore wrist or elbow or something like that? We're talking mental health. And this is only me thinking if I had a teammate in this situation, or if it was myself how much was football really on my mind because I'm trying to get my life. Right. This very serious, very serious things. We're talking about getting my mind, right? Getting my life right in my worried about working out keeping myself and football shape. So evaluate him. Slowly, you know, it's not white glove type of thing. But make sure he's ready to go before you put them out there and just regarding that defense they've looked better the past few weeks, but they've played a couple of rookie quarterbacks. Have you seen actual progression? Oh, yeah. There's definitely bit. But they they have another injury Scituate. Another potential personnel situation with Xavier Rhodes the cornerback didn't practice yesterday or Wednesday. That would be a major loss for them against this saints passing eight great match-up of division leaders. Let's pick it teddy. Who do you like I'm gonna go with the New Orleans Saints here? I think they fix some of the problems. I think grabs right. They think they can go in there and win they're they are confident group tomorrow Davis. He has been strong versus the run. I think he stops the caveats Murray gives deepens and opportunity make place going with the saints as well. I think it's obviously I think it's the revenge factor. But just if you look next standpoint so much offensive balance with New Orleans, they can run it at you. They can they can throw it at you. They're they're better equipped to win this game. Both on the same. Okay. We kicked off last night in Houston. Shawn Watson and company hosting the dolphins Dixon's go onto win forty two to twenty three Watson sixteen twenty five touchdowns. Here's Hopkins on the callback. Kitchen would. The best kitsch. Replayed. It a whole bunch of time if pushed off. On his George. It was head. And the, you know, the go ahead to Hanes. It was off balance. So I think somebody me on apology. Who it is? Somebody. Is that a better catch than your other? Great catch didn't count against the giants. Coach over count it. What you say they do you feel like you're the best receiver in the game right now. Everybody wanna ask question. Want to write a story. I just want to see. Towns. Like if y'all don't know who I am by then don't ask me the question. Fair enough going to miss. Yes. Put that down. I mean, I think I agree with teddy said earlier that Adam feeling is playing the best of any wide receiver in the NFL right now. But I mean, this guy's in the conversation has been for a number years what he's done with the variety of different quarterbacks that he's had throwing them over his time in Houston is astounding. He's pointed that out more than once, and it really that's a major point in his favor. I'm gonna take it upon myself to apologize to the entree hopping is that. Yes that catch should have counted they they should have seen the replay and picked up that flag. In terms of being the best in the game, Dan's, right? He's in the conversation. And there's almost a new conversation based on this year, in my opinion. I mean, the old argument of you know, the big three in terms of AB Antonio Brown. Odell Beckham junior Julio Jones those type of guys new kids on the block here that need just as much attention the Andre Hopkins. Adam feeling tyreek hill, no one talks about him. But I think he's the most dangerous man at the receiver position. Because once he catches it. You see defenders just freeze and waiting for him to run around. So it's a new conversation now for the best receiver in the game. Indiana dre Hopkins leading it can we celebrate the Shawn Watson. Yes. Five touchdowns. He had more touchdowns than incomplete passes amazing talking to some people. They're a text from one of their coaches first time, he looked one hundred percent back. This guy's been dealing with health issues all year. No evidence of that last night on a short week, by the way, he looked one hundred percent. And obviously, this is this extreme. Family well for the Texans in the second half of the season. One five in a row after three star for the fact that this guy is playing as well as he is gives them a chance in every game. They play every every ACL's slash knee-injury Susie that goes into the off season. There's always the saying that what does it head scheduled? He's a head of scheduling looks really good. So let's always take that with a grain of salt when we hear it next off season because they're always is that a time in the beginning of the season with that ACO that takes a little bit more for you to feel that football, ready and Watson look that way last night. So this time last year, they lost Watson to the and Now, Dan it's will fuller to the ACO. They're very very disappointed there for obvious reasons. One of their coaches says to me yet changes are often significantly and obviously very down after a big win. They're going to have to make some adjustments. This is a player that they cannot replace they'll get the rookie receiver KiKi Cutie back, but he's a slot receiver. He's not going to do what will fuller. Does for them down the field opening things up for Hopkins opening things for the run game? Even as the offense of wine struggles, they're gonna have to make some adjustments. They have some extra days before their next game. But it's going to be impossible. I think to replace fuller gives them I talked about that concept that repeating concept in the highlight the deep over well, let deep over is successful because there's a post on the other side in that post is usually run by your speed receiver that can clear out that cornerback and also attract the attention of the safety because he's flying so fast. It's like, oh, I got to keep up with him. Wait a second the over. I forgot and it's too late de'andre Hopkins wide open and it's touchdown. So that type of and that's that's the definition of your cliche taking the top off of a defense when you can run a post like that. And then a lot of things underneath get free. Now, they possibly don't have that anymore. Here's a stat for you Watson has four career passing touchdowns with an air distance of fifty plus yards all will fuller. The most of any. Quarterback receiver do in the NFL since the start last season. That's shows you that man long speed fluid. Each Friday is teams begin to roll out. Their injury reports we fill you in on the biggest names that may have question marks injury. Analysts defined. You bell is here with us now to find your let's start with Rams wide receiver Cooper Cup as they take on the Packers city, Sean McVay gave us a hint this week when he called Cooper doubtful to play this week against the Packers. But it's really close. He's doing quite well since spring is MC L. Remember he got injured at Denver. This is why they give fines out for those horse collar tackles. It could have been much worse. But this injury only likely to keep him out these two weeks quick cuts and they want him to be one hundred percent. Even though his knees stable before they get him back into action. A couple of big ones here for the bears wide receiver. Allen Robinson, an linebacker Khalil Mack. Hey, no, Allen Robinson has been solid his returns from that Ezio reconstruction the kept him out all of last season. But last week a groin strain. You know, he played whether it was the injury of the matchup only one catch for four. Yards. He hasn't practice this week in. I got to be concerned about whether he'll be available nippy is not trees at one hundred per cent. Hey the Redskins. This is all Redskins the rest of the way here. Seaver Jamison Crowder. Yeah. He's just been ruled out of this game, Susie. He's missed last two games. With a significant ankle sprain is obviously going to miss another. He is making progress. But it's slow. He will not be available for them this week. And what about hall Richardson, hall Richardson, you know, he played through knee and shoulder issues week six, and then obviously it it took a toll on him. And then it forced him out in week seven Jay ridden said he was hopeful Paul Richardson would be back this week. And it sounds like in limited work. He's Joan enough to give him an opportunity to play. And finally Adrian Peterson Peterson as Dan understanding next to you told us last week that he's made of some kind of polymer that's not known to humans. This guy has played through injuries one of which would have sidelined anyone headed knee hyperextension week five district. His shoulder has played nonetheless. And he's going to play again. I don't know how he's doing it. But he's playing don't forget Chris Thompson their pass catching running back. He took a big hit. You saw it at the end of that tape there and that week five game against New Orleans. He's been out for a couple of weeks. But it sounds like this could be the week. They get him back. It'll be a huge boost to the run game for that. I know what a secret is. He loves ice cream woman. I should be forever insured. It's kind of injury heating more ice cream. Right. Well, we'll see the red skins really have an opportunity to take control of the innocent NFC's. Thanks to find you right now. Packers and Rams your nation goes. I think that Aaron Rodgers is going to be more NFL ready right away from the Niners at the number one. In Rogers on the Florida ten-year-old Jarrett was very upset when he didn't take care. Guys in the league you watch. And you'll want to kind of take stuff everyone's gaming Aaron Rodgers definitely one of them that I watch law. He's been credibly numbers. Getting talked about this potential high draft pick some other quarterbacks who left as their junior, and you could be one of. V. Tonight. These cal- products are having great seasons. But in different ways Jared Goff leads the league in passing yardage off play action two hundred seventy more yards than any other quarterback in the league. Aaron Rodgers has been great outside the pocket despite his knee issues Bank. Second both attempts in yards behind only Patrick Mahomes who is eleven years younger, and it is great to have Louis Riddick on board as well from New York City seaports so Lewis when people talk about the Rams a lot of this Sean McVay narrative, but Jared golf is playing really solid this season. What are you saying? There's no question about that Susie. What he has become as an extension of Sean on the football field meeting. This. He's giving him a significant amount of responsibility at the line of scrimmage as far as making sure that they're in the right place and give him the freedom to get in and out of place. And then look this play action passing game won't wall. It does create some tremendous throwing opportunities at the second and third level of the field that it's also it's also on the quarterback to actually. The ball where it needs to be especially in this downfield passing game where they seen the people running free all the time in Jared has become a tremendously accurate third level thrower. And that's something that he showed at Cal as well. But it's important for him to continue to play as well as he's playing to keep this offense as dynamic as it's been because they can go up over the top you at any time with the speed in the in the versatility that they have wide receiver, and it's important for Jared to continue playing at the high level. So they can continue on this prolific pace if they're on right now on the other side Aaron Rodgers was hoping that coming off the bye week ten days rest he could lose the knee brace that he's had since injury week one. What are you hearing about all along? He and the Packers felt this was an injury that needed rest. That's that was the way to treat. It was red. So you've seen them back him off during practice weeks. Give them a day here and there so yes, the hope is with an entire full by week that that was the rest of the needed to get back to full strength. He's been playing hurt. And the hope is in the second half of the season. You get back to his more mobile. Itself. Maybe watching the see if he plays without the brace. I think that's a big thing out of the baby out of the brace. Be more mobile, you just feel more free. When you don't have that new brace union wide receiver set out the Monday night game to Cobb. And Allison is everybody. Good to go. There's there's strong hope for both of those guys this week in in terms of having the Packers passing game back to full strength or as full strength as anybody is. We ate right. Okay. So what will Rogers those guys have to contend with Aaron Donald four sacks last week Lewis, and I had fun breaking down Aaron Donald trae broS. Ferguson is proud to be a part of what you do with over one thousand one stop shop US counter. Locations expert associates an unmatched selection of the go-to and hard to find own repair products, you need visit Ferguson dot com and find a counter location near you such great leverage. He's low. He's got lower body. Strength uses angles leveraged moves he's got hands anywhere. Adjective. Do I have I mean. Can use them all and then he rips the ball right here. A great play in terms that you don't even know what happened until you replay it a couple of times because he feels it takes it for stats one fumble personally responsible for pushing an entire offense have unit back thirty seven yards. I mean, that's almost an entire football field. He's pushing them back with sacks tackles for loss. You know, best interior defender if not defender in the entire league fumble teddy, man. I mean, you know, what we can talk about this. We get up to three shows on this alone. Look the force fumble fumble recovery that play right there. I don't think I've ever seen someone make that kind of play look so easy. As far as whip in the guard as the three technique one on one jacking up still being able to be aware of where the running back was going to hit the whole reach out and take the ball out of his hand to the point where people are exactly amused. Exactly. Right. The way you described it. What happened what happened to the boat where is the boat? Well, it's errands hands. Because I mean, that's the kind of that you see people. Make and then you didn't even show the one sec that he had on better where he literally took Weston Richard Berg and threw him into third and sacked him that way, and I don't see that. Yeah. Right. Exactly. It's just ridiculous. But I knew in the preseason before he even reported out there. I saw him out at the university of Pittsburgh working out when he was still trying to get his contract done. And I'm just telling you when you see this kid in person, and you get up on them. And look at him. He is in perfect. And when I say perfect he's in perfect shape. He keeps himself that way. And all he could say was I wanna get to my teammates. I wanna play. I just wanna play. He's a big kid. Who's just happens that play like a grown, man. And he's just got the perfect temperament, and we need to really like celebrate and watch these kind of guys and really enjoy 'em because they will come around. One hundred percent. Suzy's obvious that obvious. I could probably guessed the answers here. But who do you like in this game? You're kidding me. I'm taking the ram. I'm taking the Rams, of course defense prowess with Aaron Donald but Cooper Cup not their. But Robert woods a lot of people. Don't talk about in. This guy is having a very good year. Super productive speed. He makes a difference in this game Rams wing all kinds of weapons on both sides. I think with Aaron Rodgers their I don't think it's going to be quite the same defensive game that the Rams played last week. I think very very high scoring, but in the end, the Rams, take it. They have more balance on offense because they have a better chance to run the ball the Packers and the Packers do against them. City with the Rams well when twenty and I think yeah, go figure I think it is going to be just because of Dan what you just mentioned the fact that the Rams have balance and they're going to run the football on this on the Green Bay Packers. I think very successful to von guys has the giants turn continues to be the soap opera that New York fans. Just can't turn away from after falling to one in six giants went into sell mode moving to big name players those left behind saying all the right things. No, I don't really have any which is a Russian. I don't know what really your acts with question. It's not allowed to you being wanted six right now. I think everyone to tell you that because competitors. And we all went to win. It doesn't feel did. You know, it sucks. This record. What is another game three points another game where close I even hate saying that because it's not something that I'm proud or an accepting. But you know, it's not like we're getting beat by twenty thirty points. Sometimes the process is ugly. But you know, it'll be there'd be today's this division isn't doing so hot anyways. So. You never know Gavin. You wants to be a team leader. He is saying all the right things, which sounds good. But how do you survive this these guys? Well, I think that's the first step. Do the best you can publicly now in support your team talk about winning football games. But you know, that, you know, the frustration Oto Beckham junior exudes shows on the sideline I'd be close to it. Now, I'd be close. Because now you're putting a lot on us to win a football game. When you're taking away key part. So that whole separation from the front office and the locker room becomes a little bit more because we feel like you're not helping us out. So okay. We gotta help ourselves out. We gotta go out there and play. We gotta go out there, and do it and players can form a little unity that way, but frustration can can come to the top lot easier. If you start losing a football game. I think it would you start to worry about it. This is oatmeal Beckham's fifth year in the league. And it's going to be a barring an incredible turnaround fourth losing season. I mean, the giants have losing record. Much every year now. And I think what you worry about is. That mindset starting to set in you hope it doesn't with Beckham. It doesn't seem to be you hope it doesn't with a rookie like saquon Barkley such a spectacular player. But obviously it would benefit the giants. Put some wins together in the second half of the season just to get that feeling in that locker of what it's like to win because it's been so long and Lewis part of the talk is about the quarterback. When do you think they start giving Kyle to their rookie enough reps in practice that maybe we get to see him on the field? That's a great question. I would assume they start ramping that kind of thing up immediately. And the really the key question would be one football game. I would assume that when the giants are mathematically eliminated from the playoffs that those discussions really heat up because the cannot go through another season where you have a young backup quarterback sitting there inactive in the case of Kyle let it and you don't even activate or put him on the football field figure out just how good he can be really what his ceiling is as far as being a guy who can. Quarterback football team. So I think once they're mathematically eliminated. I would expect to see him. There's no other reason not to play him look ally. We know they're going to move on from him in two thousand nineteen. I don't see any reason why he would eat back on this roster. And in terms of when they start there, really significant rebuild come January. So you have to find out what Kyle can do. He's someone. I know a lot of scouts like as far as his upside is concerned he showed very well to senior bowl in two thousand eighteen and someone who caught my eye mmediately. And he deserves a chance he deserves the opportunity to show what he can or cannot do. So they can formulate a very cohesive plan as far as what are we going to do about addressing the quarterback position? January rolls around. What about the first place Redskins? How far do you think? They can go. Is a football team. I like Susie in reason why for the same reasons I don't like the giants. And why the giants are struggling because they are built the right way. They're built front the back. There built inside out their offense and defensive lines can terrorize people. You saw last week against Dallas Cowboys when the game was on the line defensive line in their pass rush. Absolutely took over Ryan Kerrigan in the gang took over this football game. And they had that Prescott with his head on an absolute swivel. And then on the other side of the football. When ages Peterson sign with the Washington Redskins. I myself thought, well, you know, it's it's a decent signing. I don't know what kind of he's really going to have but him as far as his own motivation to prove people wrong combined with the fact that they have some absolute just earthmovers on that offense of line this. They can take over football games in a very old fashioned type away. And I tell you this many people, maybe don't know they're left tackle number seventy one Trent Williams watch him play this guy absolutely punch. His people and he's one of the best athletes in the National Football League period. So I like how they are built a hopefully, they can get healthy at the wide receiver position in particular and give Alex Smith of four complement of weapons with which to try and score points. Because if they can do that this seem not many people were giving them much of a chance at all in this division at the beginning of the year. It's a team that could surprise some people. You can tell the way the attitude of why not us. I mean, why can't we go out there and win the NFC who scared of he's scared of the eagles? No you scare the giant is. You're not scared of the Cowboys or anybody in that division, and you go out there and handle handle business this week. The eagles go out there and land egg London. All right in the Jacksonville Jaguars beat them. You're sitting pretty so if I'm the Washington Redskins, and all the strengths that. I have that Lewis mentioned. Why would I think to myself we've got a real shot to make some noise after thanksgiving? I was that their game on Sunday. And the impression I came away with his just what Lewis was saying. They pushed them around physically up front on both. Sides of the ball when you can stop Zekiye Elliott and pressure Dak Prescott in the same game. You walk out of there with your chest puffed out feeling like nobody can beat you. That was the sense in Washington's locker room on Sunday night. And they feel very good about a bunch of chip on the shoulder guys on that team. Do you like an escape I'm gonna go with the Redskins here. I mean, you we've talked about being pushed around and physical front, and you take a minus from that defense in terms of Damon Harrison, their best run stopper, and it's party time. So run game going to have a big day for the Redskins. And I think they win I'll go with Washington as well for the same reason. I think Adrian Peterson is locked in right now. I don't know how long it lasts. But especially get Chris Thompson back in the in the past game running back. That's a big factor with Damon Harrison not being there anymore. Giants are not in a good place right now. I'm I'm gonna go with the Redskins. You know, they've already got the advantage on both lines and they can get some of their help back as far as the perimeter weaponry is concerned on offense. It just makes it all the better. I really liked this defensive line. I love the combination Doron pain in Jonathan Allen. And Ryan Kerrigan just looks like a beast right now like somebody who's love the game reminds me of the old Redskins. Now reminds me of when Dexter Manley in Charles, man. We're rushing the passer when I was a kid watching this football team and Redskins fans will tell you those are some good times for Redskins fun visual. Yeah. We like that Louis. Great to have you with us. You bet talk about Aaron Donald. You want? Up this weekend. Ravens a Panthers. The Panthers of one eighth straight home games. Second longest active streak in the NFL behind New England. The ravens come in having lost two of three but of already won twice on the road that sees it as room presented by for rising teddy. The ravens defense number one in points and yards. Twenty seven sacks. How do the Panthers attack? This is the best defense in the league in my opinion in terms of situationally. Also, they played very well Suzie. I mean, they have great scheme. They disguise their coverages physical of fronts having knowing having said all that you don't change anything. If you're the Carolina Panthers because you're not complex as an offense. If you're the Carolina Panthers a solid offense blind that that has a physical quarterback Christian McCaffrey in the run game in between the tackles. Outside whatever it is little Olsen. It tight end. They're not going to fool you. They're not going to do anything to deceptive. They'll just throwback screens the Olsen or something like that. But this is man on man, you're physical. We're physical. Let's see who's tougher. This is going to be about that sounds fun. So what about Cam because he's had some shoulder. Soreness in limited in practice. This week with shoulder issue. I'm told from someone in that building. He's fine. No limitations for Sunday in the rule say if you if you don't take your your normal number of practice reps, they have to list you as limited. So it may just be an issue of. Hey, let's back off the throwing a little bit this week. We're midseason we wanna manage this thing through the year. One interesting note there Torrey Smith wide receiver ruled out for this game. So they're gonna need more from their young receivers, DJ, more and Kurdistan. And I think the traditional thinking is your quarterbacks a little banged up. You've got store shoulder. So let's try to tell them to take care of himself. Let's call more quarterback Finley plays. I just. Don't think you do that with this guy. I mean, this guy is different. He's different animal. He's different specimen. He's big. He's strong. I don't care if a little short sore shoulder anything you're running. I mean, it's eleven eleven football. And he's a toughest guy on the field. He's at the quarterback position. So you can't save him because he's just take huge part of your offense and his mentality will not change when he plays. He wants to make plays like this and put his body on the line. Yeah. Interesting that you would say how different he is Eric Weddell. I hadn't heard this before called him a dinosaur. Just because. People. He said a fast dinosaur. Yeah. So this is back that that Newton said it goes back to one of his college coaches called him a dinosaur because he said your talents extinct, there's nobody else. It's pretty good. So who do you like in this? I'm going to take him. And I'm gonna take the Panthers on in this. I think that they also have a defense that can be physical Cohen short. Of course, you I love the linebackers Keithly but Cohen short can really shore up that run game in there. Make some big plays and Cam Newton's do what he does take the ravens. I think it's a close game. But I think Baltimore's defense wins this one the Panthers came back on Philly defense and couldn't finish the game in the fourth quarter ravens lead the league with twenty seven sacks. They'll be able to do that. That's how I live on the show AMC north the Browns haven't won a road game in over three years losing twenty four straight since and they've dropped fourteen straight in Pittsburgh. The Steelers haven't gone consecutive games without a win against the Browns since ninety nine thousand to say the series has been one-sided is veer understatement. The Steelers have lost only six of the last forty three meetings and of one fourteenth straight, Pittsburgh as for Big, Ben. He's. Twenty one two and one against the Browns including ten in home only Tom Brady against the bills. And Bob greasy against the bills have better win percentage against an opponent in the Super Bowl era, petty when a team dominates another team like this. If you're the Steelers, how do you keep yourself motivated going into this game? I think it's really easy because you're talking about historical perspective. Yes. The Steelers have been dominant but fell is last game. We play we tied we tied. And we couldn't even beat these guys. Myles Garrett was living in our backfield. Our quarterback was on the ground. Football spy all over the place. We got to reestablish that historical dominance that we had this year this team if I'm Mike Tomlin action, they think they should have beat you. They think they can beat you again. So that type of feeling of you have of that of that little brother up and coming and you just want to give them the Heisman and push them. Right back down head. That's what they're gonna wanna do. That's the mentality. They're going to have to have. So what about this Brown's offense? You know, you Jackson, it's jested after the last game. Maybe be a little more involved in the offense. How has that played out this week? I think it's going to I think they're staying the course and Baker Mayfield said as much in his news conference this week. Look they have an offense that has a rookie left tackle they've been very very banged up at the wide receiver position. They're playing rookies late round rookies. So they feel like the offense is working very very excited about Nick CHA the rookie running back. He's going to be a huge part of the plans going forward. They wanna get do Johnson more involved they need production from Antonio Calloway. Again. They're putting this thing together. But I think they're going to continue to do it the way that Todd Haley got the offense. They said that in the off season. I think that's gonna stay the same. Baker Mayfield wasn't the starter in week one. So this is new to him you're going to be at that game. So you're not gonna pick this one, but teddy how about you. I'm gonna take the Steelers, and I think they will reestablish dominance in this rivalry coming off of that type. What Antonio Brown's see last night sues you saw. You saw the Andrey Hopkins going off and he wants to sit out that reminder that wait a second people. I'm still here. I think he has a big game. All right. As we roll on here. See west Franco's chiefs. They met in week four four point pays win expected. Fast start. These teams have scored the most first quarter points this season, Patrick Mahomes. Lease the NFL twenty two touchdowns. The most first or second year quarterback through seven games in the Super Bowl era. Mahomes has turned heads with jaw-dropping throws on the run. He leaves the NFL completions attempts and touchdown passes on the run this year defined by NFL next gen stats as running at least eight miles per hour. At the time of throw Mahomes is also averaging the third most yards per attempt on the run teddy. He's really been amazing off third down completion going about fourteen miles an hour to seventeen miles an hour because he has that type of speed is a runner. It's amazing how he's performed on the run in the pocket just a great year by a good young quarterback. So we had this matchup on Monday night football on the Broncos felt like they were gonna show him a little something. Different than he had seen before they pulled out the win. But what do you think the Broncos defense hasn't store this time? Well, they did hold them down. The chiefs lowest point total of the year was that twenty seven in week four against the Broncos who had a fourth quarter lead and then gave up two touchdown. So they feel like they have the formula. But with the Broncos really want to do the hold the chiefs down keep the ball away from they want to run it more. They had seven point two yards per carry in that game. But they only ran at twenty two time. So that's the formulas try and grind out yards with the run game problem. They have one of their running backs Roy's Freeman is not going to play in this game. So the lean harder on Philip Lindsay, the undrafted guy who's been so good. And you know, we're else and the chiefs defense picking it up a little bit. Yeah. Kind of encouraging all right with that said let's pick this game. Who do you like I think the Broncos had their chance, and it was at home. And so they're going to have to go into Arrowhead, which is a tough place to play and try to reestablish that plan that they had back at home. Very difficult thing to do is going to be difficult set of situ. Mahomes in office, the era ahead crowd. Chiefs. Get the win I'm taking the chiefs here as well. Demonte booker's running back for the Broncos his name. I just forgot him into to go. But he's in the mix along with Lindsay. But the Broncos will banged up on defense Lewis, you von Miller toward the end of the week too. So I I don't think they have enough to be ten bears are meeting for the first time since twenty fourteen in Chicago has gotten a best in the series taking the last four meetings. The bears are own to against the AFC east this year. But are the only team in the NFL yet to allow a rushing touchdown in twenty eighteen? But Dan, as we know the bears defense has been different since Khalil Mack gut hurt in week six. What's his status? Well, it is literally day by day. They're going to see how he feels tomorrow and make a decision maybe wait till Sunday to make a decision struggling with that ankle, they they didn't know until Saturday last week that he was going to play Sunday, and they wanna make sure and evaluated day by day. The key is manage him through the season. And if that means taking the week off, then I think they're going to be willing to do that. The flip side is the defense is totally different. Without him is extremely energized. When he's on the field, and they want to maximize that where they can't they have had their by week. So it's not like they can do that. You're a defensive player. How would you feel about that? We just need we need to sit you. So you're good for the rest of the go. Oh. You got really sell it to the player because the player wants to play in Khalil Mack as you can tell he tried to try to be the be the good soldier last week. Where's the patriots? Just didn't look the same. Because the torque on that ankle if you are an edge rusher Suzy, just just imagine yourself leaning on a wall at a forty five degree angle. Okay. And all of that tort that you have on your ankle that that angle that you have there then on your side, do it on your side leaning up against the wall about a forty five degree angle. All the torque on the ankles. That's all it is. And if you don't have it, right? It's just going to be painful, and you're not gonna push off up against offensive lineman when he's pushing against you passed protecting. So it's very important for an edge rusher. How about this jets offense? They've been hit my injury as well. It seems like a lot falls on the rookie Sam darnold it does. And you know, Quincy noon would who with whom he had such a great reportedly in the season. He's out again, they'll all pal the running back out for the year Robbie Anderson believes lists questionable for this game. So there. Pretty banged up on that side. They just signed Rashard Matthews just this week. He may have to play. So yeah, they're they're by it is going to be a lot of darnold and hand off to AM crow L if he can handle it Donald having a rookie season up and down up and down. Up and downs. And let's pick this game teddy. Or I think I think it will be some downs from Donald. So I'll go ahead and pick the bears sues because Trubisky from what I've seen this year. He's not the most accurate passer. But he's almost playmaking creator with his legs. Like you did last week. It's the patriots. I think he'll do that. Again. Let's go with the bears gonna go at the bears as well. They need it. They've lost two straight coming off their bye. I think this get right game for their defense against a rookie quarterback. Who's down a few weapons on the bears? All right as we continue to roll through games. We're going to breeze through a few more get the guys picks. Let's start at blocks Bengals because Bengals they've got to be angry and embarrassed coming off a big loss. Absolutely. But this gave is in the daytime. So I'm picking Andy Dalton and the Bengals because it's not a primetime game. I think they outscore the buccaneers who don't have Gerald McCoy or Vinny curry they're gonna have to outscore in the teams that play the chiefs have a real hard time on defense following week. Feddie colts raiders raiders off the bye wondering how morale is for this. The what do you think we're all going to be down? And so I'm taking the coast because this coat team. They're sneaky good. I like the way they're forcing turnovers. I wanna see Viteri get those five points. Become the league's all time leading score. But let's go Suzy with the coast Dan Niners at cardinals Arizona operating under a new offense coordinator in Byron left with you open coordinator, same offensive personnel. And I think it's going to be a struggle for both of these teams to score. I'm picking the Niners nine to six because their. Arizona's. All right. Both you guys teddy. I e hawks at Lyons. Carol jokey hopes snacks Harrison would take his time getting to Detroit. Now, they got him on a plane. These going to be there. And I'm going to take the lions I don't know how much knacks is gonna get. But still the posting of morale when you see we're bringing in people to help us when football game so feeling good about that. I'm going with the lions I'm taking the Seahawks to allowing five point three yards per carry this year. That's a ton Harrison probably won't be up to speed yet. Seahawks. Have something going in the run game very deep there with Chris Carson, Mike Davis and first round pick. Rashad penny. And with that it is time for our bone predictions. And Dan, this is very bowl. Adam feeling will not get one hundred receiving yards against the same. I think the streak stunned the law of averages on my side here. But some point he won't buy think the saints defense, especially the secondary is motivated to put some stuff on tape that isn't Stefan digs running by them to win a playoff game at the less. Okay. My prediction say sort of a new streak begins. And that's Josh Gordon is going to get one hundred yards. Two touchdowns. The New England Patriots are saying show us what you've got. Because it's about time. You know, what we're doing here, you're here produce. All right. I'm with you on the colts are sneaky good. But we've got the raiders off the bye Amari Cooper is out. Now players are thinking who's next is it me? So there's a hundred percent effort marshawn Lynch is down who's going to step up? I don't know where the offense production is coming from. But I think there's going to be a breakout by the raiders this week. Maybe. A rookie to watch for. All right. We mentioned it eagles. Jags kickoff. Late Sunday games. Ninety m eastern from London. They were both playoff teams year ago. But the loser here has less than a thirty percent chance to make the playoffs. Eagles playing win Lee for the first time. But late Bortles loves it there. He and the Jags have won three straight across the pine just seems like they've kind of gotten to improve they know how to acclimate themselves. There must be the last game that we pick. What do you think? I'm going to take the Philadelphia Eagles on this. All right. And I'm gonna take Philadelphia's. They're just telling themselves we gotta finish and finish your. I think for them. It's going to be Jordan Hicks hoping that defense make a play the better quarterback. In wince eagles get back on the winning track. Even those London Jaguars. They know how to play Bortles you mentioned three in his last three eight touchdown passes and one interception over those three games. He plays. Well at Wembley stadium. I'll take Jaguars to knock off the eagles right challenge. Fly. Go down challenge. You know, mistook with the same topic. Blake Bortles keep your job. Go ahead and win the game. Beat the eagles. Then show the Jaguars for an office trade for Derek Carr. Tyrod Taylor any other quarterback next week at the trade deadline settled things down there Jacksonville. Bam. I'm going to challenge the Washington Redskins. Go ahead and take control of the NFC east. Why not you you put the giants behind you Billy? They play a tough game in Jacksonville. Go get the NFC east lead. Solidify felt pressure to stay in the NFC ESO. Even though the Cowboys are on a fly Cowboys. I challenge you guys. Just stay home play video games fourteen suspension since twenty fifty and the most in the NFL, relax. We'll see on Monday night people.

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"There's crispy and then there's crispy our new and improved Tyson crispy chicken strips crispy just got crispy with an eye on all thirty two teams. The obvious focus is the final four best single Sunday of the football season. Yes Field Yates Damien Woody Rodney rich. I'm Suzy Kolber. Steve Young joining us in just a little bit. So let's go just two days away from championship Sunday the NFC title game will pit a pair of familiar foes the niners not green bay out of the postseason about two thousand and twelve and thirteen on the AFC side. The chiefs and Titans will meet in Kansas City with both. TM seeking their first super bowl. Berth this century. We're we're all over both matchups worker Diana Rossini covering the chiefs and Titans Rob Domanski with the packers and Mark Schwartz will be with the forty niners we will cover them as well. So let's get things going with ED spending a Nice Weekend Kansas City with the chiefs and of course this is a rematch so how does that. Impact the mindset. Yes despite Andy. Reid is one in eight record against the titans his worst against any opponent in his twenty-one seizes as an NFL head coach the chiefs failure in Nashville in week ten provides an indication of the resourcefulness of this. Kansas City. Team I that was Patrick. MAHOMES first game back from with dislocated KNEECAP. He was wearing a brace and it's the only time in his thirty four. NFL start getting no rushing attempts even with their quarterback limited even while allowing defensive touchdown and failing twice to make a game time feel the chiefs scored thirty two points and lost by three on the road. The chiefs have not lost since they're seven and Mahomes has regained his MVP VP form. They're hosting the NFC AFC championship game for the second straight year. You either win or you learn it. Seems the chiefs. Learn something in Nashville. Listen you learn from all of them win or lose but Maybe we didn't play the best. Obviously we we didn't play the best the stuff that we could play and they played very well now so they got after us. They are Taylor Day and And so so There's a point in every season. Where you you go listen we pick it up could be early later That was a point where we took it up a notch and these we'll tight end travis. Chelsea's been limited throughout the week of practice but he's expected to play away Kelsey demonstrated last week. He could perform playing injured and were they. Limited snap county played us. Forty three steps against the Texans is fewest this season and still became the first player in NFL. Playoff history with three touchdown catches in a single quarter. The Titans of allowed nine touchdowns two tight ends the most among playoff teams and defensive. Tackle Chris Jones's status is uncertain as he continues to miss practice with a calf injury. Defensive Coordinator Steve spagnolo considers Jones his most disruptive player in the front front seven and the one susie most capable of making negative plays in the running game against Derrick Henry and oh by the way just told Jones did return to practice today and we'll have more from him and the rest of the chiefs a little bit later all right that is good news. Critical component of that defense. Thank you ED. The chiefs finished three games ahead of the titans in the standings but these teams have been on similar paths and week ten meeting both teams averaging thirty one point three points per game and each has won seven games and again and the chiefs have not lost since that thriller in Nashville guys. What are you most excited about with this matchup Damian you go first? Styles may fights to use boxing vernacular. So you have the Tennessee. Titans who like a box of delivering body blows because that's that's what they're they're style. Football is they're all alive. They're just tossing people everywhere. And then you got this battering Ram. That's six six three two hundred and forty eight pound back can Derrick Henry. Who's just slamming in? Their leave. Went up against the Kansas City chiefs. Their offense they can come out they can come out like Mike Tyson and deliver a blow. Hello and knock you all in one single punch so to me. It's like analytics twitter against old school football twitter. It's going to be going to be a good watch I thank. I think it really comes down to. They've had the two most potent offenses in the post season. So far just being done in very different ways. Derrick Henry Show in Tennessee and I understand that the chiefs have played just one game but still fifty one points. They are explosives any offense not just the four that are still playing. But the chiefs offense can harm any given time for the titans to continue to lean on Derrick Henry. They have to keep this game competitive. It can't go down by fourteen points or twenty points and say themselves all right. You know what we can go back. Derrick Henry time is of the essence when you're running football team so which team can dictate terms and allowed their offense to run. As has they prefer to run. It has the best chance to win on Sunday. Keep a close third grade upset. It comes down to one thing stopping the run. Kansas City spent spend a hundred thirteen million. Guaranteed this off season and going into this game right now. I re watched that week. Ten matchup and Henry had some big runs in that game and at the end of the game within in two minutes left of the game. Kansas City had the ball with a chance they all they needed was a first down and they couldn't get it done so it's gonNA come down to. which team makes the least amount of mistakes and can Tennessee? He continued to run the football with success and can can Kansas City. Can they stop the run. It's all GonNa come down to that and they've been talking about that all week. I'm sure can't city sick of hearing it. We got to stop this guy. Got To stop this guy. That's all what it's GonNa come down to because at the end of the day if it's put in Ryan Tannehill hand to throw over one hundred yards. He hasn't done in the playoffs yet So we'll see but it sort of reminds me tackling derrick. Henry is kind of like what I think of. When all these coaches who faced Lamar Jackson this year Pete Carroll talking about in in glowing terms? How great you look on film? And then after the game he was like once you actually play the guy whole different kettle of fish. That's what Derrick Henry is like so when you talk about tackling tackling him like the Ravens chirped about last week and we're different than the Patriots. Talk is cheap. You better be ready for it. And the chiefs have not been talking about how they're different. They're gonNA make sure the Derek Eric Henderson trollers game. They've shown respect which is really important. Because it just takes one run from Derrick Henry to just take your will grab it from inside of you and removed from your. Let me tell you three to forty eight. People start making businesses us. We're just GONNA see a game. We'll stay close enough where we start to see. Those businesses started being made as watching the game with friends last week. And I said that your comment everybody started saying and Baltimore went by. I don't want it this guy. It's GonNa take every single player on the field that I play the game. There better be eleven hats on the football every single player on the field needs to get to the ball. Oh that's how you stop them rave has to sleep showing up Swag Cola to wasn't already know the NFC title. Game Jimmy Garoppolo and the niners host Aaron Rodgers and the packers Garoppolo is in his sixth season. He's posted very similar numbers to what Rogers did in his. We are six that ended with Rogers lifting the lombardi trophy. Something the niners are two wins away from doing. Here's their tackle. Mike mcglinchey on his quarterback. I hear the talk that we all Aaron Rodgers Superior to rethink and I think not. Not Aaron Rodney Arouses Rossignol faint though. You're very confident number. Ten is just as good as anybody out there. And he's proven that time and time again this year I don't I okay. We ran the ball forty seven times against Minnesota. What's wrong with that? You know what's wrong with doing that. Why does it have to fall back on a negative Jimmy that he didn't even know we didn't won the game by seventeen points dominated the entire named aimed it? That's what people don't understand. Is this the need on the outside world. They need flash. They need something to prove to somebody somewhere. The the needs to look a certain way or medium. People talk about it this way. They love their quarterback. This is a classic matchup. What are you looking forward to most? I can't wait to watch. Pass rush both sides. The Smith brothers. You Got Bosa and I love watching that as a defensive player defensive end I I love watching pass for our show. It's going to be a great game to watch. You Got Two quarterbacks out there you've got to defenses looking to get after them and we'll see who gets from the most so for me. This is Zych a psychological. Because I go back to a out back in two thousand and ten. When I was with the jets we played New England patriots and they beat us down forty five to three and we faced off against the Patriots in the playoffs? And so my question is can afford the niners guard against you. You're watching the film. We beat them down. It is social psychological. You go on a game on the flip side of the packers alike. We've got a vin jostles like they literally took our will so it to me is not necessarily excellent knows it's the psychological aspect of a rematch when one team got a beat down by the other team and psychological forty niners prohibitive favorites in this game number one seed in the. NFC team has just been bludgeoning top competition all year. battle-tested they go on the road and beat New Orleans. Then you've got the packers who I get the number two seed but everybody's saying well look at point differential. They win ugly. They have close games games against the lions this year against the redskins they as good as their record indicates. We'll talk again. We'll be cheap on Sunday and we finally have these two teams facing off as we've already talked about thirty seven to eight the last time. These two teams play. It really wasn't much of a contest but Davante Adams amongst the players are not available during that last game. So so for the packers I think Damian right and saying you know for the niners. It's shown to comfortable for the packers. Its main downing us all year. Just what we've been doing. It's worth fourteen thirteen times already this season I think listen. The trenches is obviously we're most games are wanting loss but can Aaron Rodgers. Not just have a moment but have like that four game. It seemed like this year. We've seen lots of moments of of old Aaron Rodgers but in order for the packers because to be the forty niners in Santa Clara. We're going to need to see the old amnuay. Just put it all together against that really really good for his defence packers last S. loss was there in Santa Clara but they haven't lost since so they are a completely different team than that team. They okay quarterback quarterback. Steve Young is with us now to talk about our final four quarterback so Steve. Let's run through what you believe is the key for each of these quarterbacks to be successful salon Sunday and let's start with Ryan Dano well the twenty percent chance that they get to play their game which is run the football keep the score under twenty eight and Patrick Mahomes. Somehow AH going. That's fine knows how to win in the playoffs. And you guys have just talked about that but in reality the game is going to need more than four touchdown and Ryan Tannehill. It's GONNA be responsible. It's Derrick Henry. Run the football is going to have to have a more expansive football game. He can do it. It's GonNa be fun to watch because I think that the titans should go in thinking you you know what we got nothing to lose and Ryan should feel the same way all in many ways. He's a guy that can make a big name for himself more than anybody else in the playoffs this weekend. Patrick Mahomes you return to the championship stage on Sunday. I love that. He's puppy. Feels like completely healthy. I think the team is as good as they've been then and I think that they're ready Nafta the existential scare last week of almost being balanced in the playoffs early that they are now ready to go. expansively the fifty one. They're not going to score fifty one against the titans but I know that Patrick Mahomes is going to be you know he's looking to be the MVP not just of the playoffs but of the season of other super bowl. This time for Andy Reid to get off the Schneider Right. This is his chance an Patrick Mahomes. They're gonNA write them in a big way. And Damian was just making the point about Aaron Rodgers. Is that in this new offense. He hasn't had a complete game. There are great moments. What do you expect from him? I I agree with one hundred percent. There's no way that the packers beat this team. The forty niners without superman and I mean Aaron Rodgers carrying the football out of the huddle like. I'M GONNA run for fifty sixty yards. I'M GONNA changed the dynamic. I'm going to put doubt into the front four. I'm GONNA worry worry in their on minds. I don't know where he's going to be because otherwise if they just been sitting behind the center under they're going to try to run the football they are going to be. They cannot do the thing. The thing that they've won with link recently Susie is not what will help them win over the forty nine all right finally Jimmy J. biggest game of his young career and I think it'd be gets in a shootout and it's going to be a real challenge. That's Jimmy shown that he can win the shootout. He's also shown that he can like last last week. Manage the football game bowl. They're huge you know A pluses for for quarterbacks to be able to do I think he's an athlete about the position especially in his first full year. He's going and say look. I'll kyle you tell me what to do and I'll do you want me to go score. Forty eight in New Orleans. I'll do that. You want me to hang back. Let this running game handle it in the defense. I'll do that as well as long as he can. Not Be the reasons they lose. Throw that couple of touch dated other couple interceptions fumble return touchdown. That's the kind of thing that he just can't allowed happen. Any time. Pressure pressure on all four quarterback Steve Stick around. We'll be back later got quarterback Bingo. We know you love that. We're going to touch on so other. quarterbacks marks okay good see an like we have all season we're going to break down the biggest games and they take your style so the NFC championship game. Now remember when we do these matchups. This says not career just this game so guys. Who are you taking at quarterback? I mean I I'm for okay. I'm glad you glad you said that. Because just this game justice garoppolo listen and a lot of it has to do with all the got George Kid who you can lay a claim that he might be the best tight end and national football league Emmanuel Sanders. diebels Samuel Mule got a plethora weapons even running back. You'RE GONNA throw the ball to but air watch got faced that password that number one pass defense so that's an easy one to me rob running backs. Well I'm going with the three headed monster with San Francisco. I mean look you got Brita you got some really really explosive glose. Running backs came Coleman and most start with a lead the team in rushing When you look at what they have in the backfield defensively you have to gain plan for? WHO's in the game? They have three guys who are very explosive different styles but they all are very productive. They can catch the ball field and with that I have to go. The forty niners no Aaron Jones. That's one guy. I said. Three three headed monster shuts. Tough I gotcha. Before we hit the pass catchers up data George who we know. Don't Miss Practice on Wednesday return to practice on Thursday. His good to go. It's an ankle. ISSUE IS GONNA make sure that he is as good as he can be at this juncture of the season. And really when you're in week nineteen what's the difference between one less for one more practice. George Kennan should be good to go which is part of the reason why I'm giving the edge again to the forty niners through their past the midseason acquisition physician of Emmanuel Sanders. That one has really paid off. George Kit almost unstoppable tight end in football at least in the NFC right now. He's tremendously cost them. faxer factor in in the passing game as well so maybe the packers can lay claim to some of that disrespect. They were talking about because we're three for three up. Picking the have been torched by top tight ends incur data. Rob Defense will. This is look. This is looking one-sided we're going to go with look both teams here have awesome awesome pass rush. Both sides have great pass. rushers put look this forty niners defense. It's not just boasted. They have multiple guys that get after the quarterback they have a secondary that can cover. That's why I am choosing the San Francisco. Forty niners on defense defense gave up just seven first downs while third most ever aerial the player presses fewest. Thank you teams humming. Break the streak. Here I'm GonNa go with the packers who we commission crosby's at a bounce back here this year after some questions about whether he'd be on the roster this year. JK Scott very effective second year punter. We talked about these great moves. Brian Goudie kisses guesses made for the packers at Areas Smith Preston Smith two first round picks contributed tyler urban was acquired on waivers midseason. And I know that the less less than spectacular punt return. You're seeing there. There was a point this year when the packers had zero and I mean literally zero punt return yardage the return the cannot get those coveted hitting yards that can be gained changing. Plays really sharp move by Brian. To kiss to add tyler urban and that special teams tmz edges a slight one but I give it to Green Bay. All Right Final Category Coaching Damian. GotTa go with the San Francisco. Forty niners on the coaching aspect. Listen I think they have the best play call out of the four teams right now in college Shanahan just the most diverse scheme that you probably won't see on offers and then defensively. They got they have the they have a system where it's not complicated. But they have rush cover they keep it simple so guys complete fast. So I'm going to get a chance to CISCO FORTY NINE floor go back twelve years together. We're on three different teams together. They know each other very well. Makes things things fascinating there. Gandhari is carried the titans this month accounting for sixty. Nine percent of the team scrimmage ours that would be you a record for a single postseason Eric. dickerson is the only player who has even eclipsed sixty percent of his team scrimmage yards doing so in one thousand nine hundred eighty five. The chiefs defense weighed in on Henry. Starting With Matthew Berry obviously put together a great season. done a lot great. Thanks for his team and everybody leaning on them and I think the mentality is you know somebody's GonNa have to stop him Somebody's GonNa have to make a tackle on him If we want to get Tamiami so you know this one goal one objective To to win the game but In order to do that and we got we got to slow down twenty two no doubt. Yeah you guys take his legs out. We talked all week. Kill the engine Him As dies in his legs Chopping down you tackle them I he tender care you for about five yards so Hit him though and our legal within a game but just you hit them lower. Okay guys the Henry is on fire. We have our defensive tackle. Chris Jones had were told US earlier in the show did practice today. That's good news but rob. What would be your plan to try to stop Derrick Eric Henry? Well I put it this way. You cannot stop him. A good player is going to make plays you try to minimize the damage. And I'M GONNA show you a couple of plays here on another team stopping his feet. If you can penetrate the line of scrimmage and make him stop his feet that's when you can have success and watching some of these players during the year when he makes that sudden stop and then has to regain himself. You need other guys around the ball. And also playing across line of scrimmage if you're getting pushed back across and you're getting getting beat online must be the line of scrimmage line is is doing the best of moving the line of scrimmage back you're GonNa have big positive yardage so I would say stopping his feet number one and playing playing physical Atlanta scrimmage. I remember back in two thousand fourteen. Were playing the Super Bowl all week for two weeks we talked about playing Lynch and how every single play. It's going to take everyone everyone on the field. Not just one guy so I'm going to show you a clip of the first defensive snap that we were on the field. I want you to watch. How many guys around the football? This was talked talked about all week. It's not just one guy. It's the whole team past the be there to stop Lynch so with that it's not going to be one guy. It's going to be the whole defence. Everyone I fell down this place. Get back up get it get in the mix get in the mix get after the bulkier and if you could do that the whole game you're GonNa have success and you're going to minimize some of those big plays that he had if everyone is doing their job. I don't care if you're a corner across the field when you see him. Get the ball you need to be on your horse and get to that horse. Because he's a big man and he's GonNa run a hard so you're gonNA have to get after him from the first quarter to the fourth quarter order. Nobody stopped them. So far. You got to minimize the damage that he ran free with his legs. That's GONNA be so cool to watch for now in the game. So how about a few or his offensive lineman. What the key locking for a back like that? I think you know with the bigger banks. They WANNA get down here on the hurry so the critical the thing is you've got to somehow cut the defense and have somebody has to make a critical block backside. Usually this on the backside of a running play were where he can get downhill and he doesn't have to study and stop and movies. And once this freight train gets going downhill. Trust me. That's one business. Decisions ends up being made and overtime in during the game you know when he's carrying about twenty five thirty thirty plus times that wears on a beef and still that offers continue not. Don't lean way on that on that. Kency chiefs often differ salon. I think the biggest key and I feel talked about it earlier in the show can keep keep the score within business. Don't let it don't let us go. Get Out of hand where you get out of your game plan. We talked about the offensive line just now certainly. We've talked a lot about Derrick Henry but some of that downfield blocking opened up because the wide receivers are doing their job. The second and third level. We don't talk about wide receiver block and it's not what guys get paid for part of the reason why we have grown to respect players. Like Larry Fitzgerald who have been so tough in that fascinated. The game is because they find work in these wide receivers for Tennessee. have to know that if they do there Simon one that might not necessarily matter on seven out of eight runs but if they do it on that run it could be the difference between an eight yard. Derrick Henry gain and a fifty eight yard Derrick Henry gain so really is a ten man approach to blocking for Derrick Henry and then sometimes he can just do whatever he wants no matter how it's blocked up but it's been a total team map from the titans who have really found all these pieces on offense that have been great complimentary options during the playoffs rushing for one hundred eighty yards a game last three games. You talk about defence getting tired. What about him except this is kind of been his? Mo going back to you. Don't get tired when you're running the ball like that. That's when so you find your second win. And if anything he picks up steam game goes sixteen off by the way can he's back and that's great for the league back for year seventeen and that will set a new wide receiver record for most seasons played with a team Fitzgerald currently shares that record with Jerry Rice and Tim Brown yesterday Wendi Nix and Victor Cruz caught up with the future. The whole famer. We're thrilled with us. Larry Fitzgerald Mary. Congratulations and other one year. Deal coming back for a seventeenth. NFL season season. When I say seventeen years I mean did it go by in an instant? What what does that make you think of well made needed has gone by fast when you when you look at it but s that goes for anybody? That's done anything for a long time. You look up in you know you got gray hair coming out of your Chin and And it and it just goes the by quickly like that. But it's still this much fun when I got in the League at twenty years old You know the guys around me if I've got a lot younger So it keeps you young. Also the reason Y K Y I enjoy I enjoy the day to day process. You know being around you know Christian Kirk and say men's and Trent Sherfield and the young guys like that every every day I mean they're they're exuberance youthful spirit always rubs off on you. It makes you wanNA go and You know be able to compete with those guys in and get them better they they make me better and and You Know I. I enjoy the process so now seventeen years fits. I know how you take your preparation in the off season very very seriously. Tell me what things you do different now. Seventeen years ears than you did. Maybe in year one two or three I play a lot more golf now vacant longevity that it also in all seriousness in all seriousness. Though I mean I I still trained very hard. I still do all the same things I did. I don't do to the same level in terms of the volume but I do everything I need to get myself mentally and physically prepared. Because it's still you can still go out running around and gain the separation and catch the ball and do the things things that are required to play the position But you know there's some things that I've definitely cut out WWL. Try to keep my body fresh for the duration of the season. Where are you know? It's interesting because because you've had some very positive comments about the young quarterback Kyle Murray and his rookie season. You were there we watch from afar but you're there what stood out to you from what he did. Get in your one. Physical gifts are the first thing that stand out when you see him. Throw the football when you see them. You know rolling out of their pocket scrambling how fast how quick you know. He's able to to to be with his feet and decision making process. How is able to digest the defenses and get the ball to the right player person or read that he has has in special What he can do with the football You know you see smaller-statured guy but when the ball come out of his hand like a rocket and You can go. Every single single pass from the deep ball. Intermediate short passes. I mean he can do it all moving left to right. I mean so. Is this talent. Is this You know world all right before we let you go. We got four teams teams lapped who you got playing in the Super Bowl. I don't need a winner but who goes May I mean Last week seeing the way Kansas City was able to score fifty points Essentially in three quarters I mean. That's that's tough to deal with. They're going to be at home and and Planet Arrowhead is a very difficult place. I think they're gonNA come out on top Tennessee's been playing amazing. NFC side the other way. San Francisco's able to stop the run and also rush the passer. I mean there's going to be very difficult. Go for Green Bay to to be able to have you know You know sustain possessions. You know against a tough defense. I think San Francisco Probably GonNa get him. Larry we appreciate Larry Fitzgerald joining us on the Dynamic Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions in Orlando Florida. We appreciate the time straight. Ah I'M GONNA do my best. I'm going to start running from me. Very good thanks everyone. Now let's take the conversation Russian to the young quarterbacks last year the cardinals took cuyler Murray with the number one overall draft pick this season heisman trophy winner. LSU's Joe Borough is expected to be the number one overall pick which the bengals currently own borough checks in second in todd. Victoria's most recent draft rankings. You trails only Ohio state edge rusher Chase Chase Yang Berlin young currently expected go off board one two and April strath should borough Goto. The bengals sounds like the families on board. They decided to even be in that conversation. And the bengals draft him he's GonNa be happy and and You know he's always been you. You'd probably saying in some of his interviews. He's very confident. And you know he'll look at it as a challenge but but he'll be confident that that Eventually they they can they can win a lot of games. They're Cincinnati okay. So we know that burrow he played high school ball there in Ohio and he was at Ohio state before before transferring as we welcome Steve Young back in with us. So Steve. I think there's some comparisons here your first. NFL experiences with the bucks like the Bengals of today were struggling franchise. So what advice would you have for. Borough is he likely lands with a team. That's rebuilding. Suzy should do what I did. I was going to be the number one draft Pick Cincinnati. I decided decide to go to the. USFL Sunny Jochen go. The fell in Los Angeles live on the beach. That's what I think he should do. But that notwithstanding not a possibility what I would mistake mistake I made it. I really made this mistake throughout. My career is not being more aggressive in the right way in working with general managers and coaches in making sure that I had all the help that I needed. You know in the NFL you can say. Oh your franchise quarterback grateful. Where's your health? If you're not going to be a franchise if anything unless you don't have a lot of guys that's especially especially offensive line obviously receives back and then a defensive line. If I could go back I would go. And if I was still borough right now and it looks like it would be Cincinnati. I would you can negotiate negotiate. The number one guy can negotiate and it can start today. Gold meet with them talking about their plans. What are they what are they and be inside of all of that? And I I think you have to be on the table or our make things feel awkward but just that you're concerned because I've seen Aaron Rodgers. I've seen others that have suffered at times because they don't get the help that they need. And so if you're Joe Burrow you're going to go to Cincinnati and take this old thing on well you know what I want to make sure I get as much help as I possibly can. I WANNA know about it because I want. I don't know where you're putting those resources because there's you know the minimum salaries for everybody in the in the CAP. There's a lot of money to go around. Where are you putting it and I want to know? What's what's the what's the philosophy? It's a philosophy. All that stuff I would get involved. That rarely get rid of the college. hijinks move on and become a pro. It's really great advice and Phil can only hope things work. Got as well for him if they did for Hall of Famer Steve Young just need. Now let's go some other teams and we'll go off the field this week instead of on the field because has been a very busy week for coaching moves. We know who all the head coaches are but a lot of movement at coordinator so let's start with Dallas in this case nobody the sense. The Kellen Moore is staying has tabloids off into port air before pertinently Susie Mike McCarthy The new head coach Hell continue playcalling now. Does that mean. They'll do so unilaterally. I suspect no Mike. McCarthy is play collar for a long time. He'll want to have some influence. But tell him. More will stay in part of the incentives for the opportunity to continue to call plays plays for the second year now. Of course his former boss Jason Garrett says looking for Ogoni recently interviewed for giants Offensive Coordinator Gig which Gioja just looking at incumbent coordinator Mike for as well. But they're gonNA happen. Make a decision there to really influential role. You've got Daniel Jones and certainly looked promising honesty during his rookie year. At times. GotTa find a way to scale back on turnovers and makes surprise final. Joe Brady as New York speaking right now. CCS giving his press conferences meeting the local open media in Charlotte because he's now the new Panther's offense coordinator thirty years old right now with the whiz kid amongst court coaches in the NFL. Okay and the question right away. We'll be. How will we maximize ever just quarterback because right now starter for Carolina a little bit undetermined for twenty twenty speaking speaking of that new one? Nfl Live from our panthers. Reporter David Newton New Panthers Offensive Coordinator Joe Brady says. He hasn't been there long enough to address plans for Cam Cam Newton and a quarterback position. What's wrong two days isn't enough to decide the fate? Starting we've got the bengals already locked in on Joe Borough. We've got Carolina deciding Eddie on Cam. Newton was taking these guys so long. Come on there's no shortage of history between the packers and the forty niners. It's the eighth postseason meeting all time only the Galveston Rams uh-huh and ever met more in the playoffs. It's also the twenty fifth consecutive meeting featuring one future or former. MVP quarterback every meeting since nineteen eighty-seven has has had Joe Montana. Steve Young Brett Farve Ray. Aaron Rodgers and the two teams enter was sixty. Six combined. Playoff wins that's the second highest combined total entering a playoff game in. NFL History Story Filling only the two thousand sixteen packers cowboys divisional round game. The last time the packers and forty niners met in the postseason in California. They played at candlestick Nick Park. Let's talk about a more recent meeting as we say hi to. NFL Nation Packers reporter. Robbed them off ski in Green Bay. Rob What do Aaron Rodgers and the packers will be different and this time around after getting blown out by the forty niners in the regular season. Yes susie Aaron Rodgers told us just a few minutes ago right here in the media auditorium. Meriem that I think we all like the plan. This time now remember. It was just a couple of days ago. The Davante Adams said I think we have a better way to attack the forty niners defense at this time but Rogers was quick to point out today that it wasn't so much the plan as it was the execution he said we were so bad on third down and so bad that they were old oh for when he was in the game they didn't convert convert a third down until after he got pulled when it was over. Now the match up to watch obviously is Richard Sherman against against Davante Adams but Sherman only plays one side of the field so it will be interesting to see how they attack that whether they put Adams on that side or keep them away from Richard Sherman Awesome and on the flip side. You spend time around this team in the vibe really comes from the defensive side so what impact have the Smith brothers made on the packers. You say brothers. They're not actually related. But they even said hey you can call us the brothers they do their media. availabilities one are bolt together. They were at the podium. Here are together. They do it in the locker room together. Rogers has likened them to the impact that Julius peppers made here when they brought him in a few years ago just having that presence on that side of the ball because this has been for so long an offensive dominated team. But I'm one day in free agency. They signed the to Smith's and safety the Adrian Amos and remember Amos came from the bears and he told me earlier this week that it's great to have guys that came from a defensive program and if brought that mindset here where it's always been offense offense offense Susie and rob you mentioned this. All is here on one of the most intriguing matchups of the weekend. Aaron Rodgers against Richard Sherman. Sherman has gotten the better of that match up in recent seasons according to NFL next Gen stats. Rogers averaging just three and a half yards per attempt when targeting targeting Sherman since two thousand sixteen. So here's Sherman on playing against Roger. Here's over the years it's been very now. I'm competitive. Guess for lack of better words We we played quite a few times and the Games are always good is rarely any blowouts one way or another. It's always a a chess match with him. And you gotta you gotTa pick your spots carefully. He's down a player Never never there was never time. I'm thinking I'm going to go after this guy always think you have to be smart about what routes you like to throwing them understand that You know he's one one of the heaviest players that ever. There's never played that position. So you gotta be real smart about the types of routes you. You'd like to ask you which sets up the number Jack with a resident lumberjack rob. We're GONNA throw out some numbers and you're going to take a swing get them. You're either hacking or backing. So let's start with that first. One since allowing a touchdown Chris Godwin in week one. Richard Sherman hasn't allowed allowed a score. Do you think that continues in this game goose egg zero nexgen stats in the Rogers. Matchup with Sherman said what zero as well zero touchdown so with that I am going to back this zero touchdown here. I think that if you're playing a Richard Sherman with with the defensive front that can get after the quarterback. You don't WanNa mess with that. You don't want to go after Sherman. He's already angry. He seems to be angry all the time. Their backs are against the wall. All they don't have enough respect. So guess what I'm giving you the respect given that defense respect I wouldn't go after Sherman. I wouldn't do that. He's too good so I'm going along with zero. That's my final answer on that one okay. We're already ahead of ourselves okay. So more than one hundred rushing yards in three straight games is that continue and you. So let's see if he does rush for over one hundred fifty yards the Tennessee. Titans will be in the Super Bowl if he does. Not I feel like the chiefs will be in the super bowl so with that. I'm back in this thing up on chopping it up. If you're the Kansas City chiefs you've come into this game aimed at you. Say if Henry runs for over one hundred fifty yards we will lose we will not be in the Super Bowl. We will not play in the game that we all WanNa play in running out of the tunnel in the super bowl so as a defense. They're being coast. Always we gotTa Stop Henry. We have to stop. He cannot run the way he has has been running and nobody else's stopped him but they're going to have to if they want to get to the Super Bowl so I'm hacking up we've celebrating the NFL's one hundred season now. We have a chance to come full circle back to super bowl one chiefs so we have a Roman numeral packing or back and do you think we're GonNa see that same matchup. It might be another hundred years before we see that match. I might not be around. I might be does so listen up. I don't think it's going to happen because of the fact when I look at the forty niners across the board offensively. They have a great running game. They have great quarterback play with a great receiving core the best in the league. The defense gets after after you secondary's good they have good linebackers with Alexander. He's back from his injury so when I look at all those things I just don't think the packers I can get past the forty niners so with that. I don't think we see that match up. I don't think so pop. Yep Yeah Hillary Gentle Hack. It was trying to go nice and light with that one smaller baller Chris Johnson. That's right Chris. Jones who did return practice in a limited capacity today said he is day to day. Of course the chiefs best interior defensive linemen will see for Sunday. A is his forecast soap chance but it may not be a great one and even if he does play just not telling he'll be one hundred. Percents chiefs are going to need as much of Chris Jones that they can get is. We've been talking the number. Eight hundred fifty rushing yards seems to be the golden ticket for the titans and now back to the NFC championship game where we have one super bowl. Winning quarterback one quarterback making his championship debut as we say hard and marsh wars and Santa Clara. So mark what are they saying about Jimmy Garoppolo you know susie. This is a perfect situation for these forty niners. Let's face it. They're kind of on top of the world they may be the best team in the NFL and they were looking for reasons to get ticked off and they sort of have one. Now everybody's talking about how Aaron Rodgers Future Hall of Famer one of the greatest to ever play the game and Jimmy Garoppolo. He threw for one hundred thirty one yards against the Vikings. The forty niners of winning despite of him. I mean you looked everywhere on the Internet and the only questions about this team are about their quarterback. We'll yesterday they kind of spoke out in fact ranted a little bit. Mike mcglinchey the right tackle Michael set. We're sick and tired of all these comparisons Aaron Rodgers. It's just B S are guy is every bit as good as Aaron Rodgers. And you know what they're twenty and and five with Garoppolo as a starter susie and when I asked Garoppolo what he thinks of mcglinchey getting all ticked off about it. He says it's always a good day for me. Get pissed off absolutely mark all the time. So let's keep it on the quarterback theme and let's Head Back to the AFC championship game featuring two quarterbacks who have performed very differently when pressured the season Patrick mahomes posted the second highest QBR under duress trailing only Lamar Jackson on the other hand Ryan Dantonio is a third of the time defenses pressured him the NFL highest rate. The TANNA hell wasn't asked to do a ton on last week but when he is he's been spot on as now we say hi Diana Rossini in Nashville where the titans just wrapped up practice. Dan What are they saying about Tanna. Roll this week. Hey Suzy actually talked to Ryan Tannehill and I asked him. If this is the biggest game he's ever played in in his entire career going back to high school. Oh and he said I don't really remember playing in. AFC Championship game. When I was a teenager so yeah of course this is and I asked him if he's noticed that a lot of the promos for the championship weekend includes Aaron Rodgers? Jimmy Garoppolo's their faces. Patrick Mahomes is face as well. And then Derrick Henry he said Yeah I notice it. But here's the thing. Thank you think promos gets you super bowl rings. They don't the only thing that's GonNa get any respect for us is by winning this game. I always asked his head coach if he feels feels that perhaps despite how Great Ryan Tannehill has been this season if maybe he's being disrespected Derek through pass last week so they probably counting him as a quarterback. Here's what I've told our guys about respect the the only respect that you need or should ever try to earn the respect of the players next to you and the ones across from you not from you know media outside influences. This game is played violently physically and and I played with players told me that that you have to earn the respect of the guys next year and the ones across from me so coaching quarterback obviously on the same in page here and I asked Ryan if he's going to do anything different on a Friday night every week he says he does the same thing actually spend time with his kids then they call the babysitter. He takes his wife life out. They spent some time together. They catch up because they don't really see each other that much during the week and he said you know our team's theme is let's not change anything so that we have the same theme at home. Why not change anything through a storybook season for Ryan Tannehill Diana? Rossini live with the titans. Thank you so once. The season is complete complete. Tannahill will become one of many notable free agent quarterbacks. The free agent quarterback market might be a busier than usual this year. Tom Brady drew brees. Breeze and Philip rivers are all franchise icons don't have a contract for twenty twenty other such as that Prescott and ten. How could cash in after these this big twenty one thousand nine hundred seasons and that leads us to quarterback Bingo and Steve Young is with us as well heart too? We're doing it a little bit different and right now because this is all about quarterback question marks teams that have quarterback question marks. Did the same thing last week. So we've left out the team's we address last week in there. Okay but soon we got here. Let's go we need to get one in there. Sometimes it's a little theory. Go fickle with with we have the Carolina Panthers right all right thanks the infantry buffs fans I want to. I want some feedback from you guys. I feel feel like the CAM. Newton days and Carolina over. And if you say that's true you have to resign Kyle Allen and I don't care what it takes you gotta we sign it. I think they can do that. And then you gotTa say through seventh. Pick of the draft. What are we going to do with the N. we get to? We get hurt out Oregon. What do we think about those guys that rule? What are you? You're the quarterback. whisperer her who you look forward to the next ten years I think a young two young Herbert sauce with Kyle to be a nice start to what he's trying to do in Carolina. But if I'm wrong and it is a healthy you know. Energize Cam Newton just talking about binary ships headed in different Directions Carolina. Panthers are looking for two completely different stories. They got right. What would you think that I mean you have a coach? Come in from the college ranks He's had a lot of experience with younger guys. How to motivate younger guys and you have a quarterback who is a mobile quarterback but yet he has a foot injury lists frank? Injury is pretty serious as as far as moving and running and all the things. They need a quarterback and the one thing he struggles with his accuracy. And when you have a quarterback that has accuracy issues and can't run like you used to them. Then what do you have no the only cough eighteen million dollars then right there. We go deep near Bull. Okay ooh Ten Bay buccaneers. What you think's looked? I think it's funny. Because I'm involved in this story right where Doug Williams myself. And Trent dilfer. And there's quarterbacks that played in Tampa that went on to win Super Bowl. I know it's it's shouldn't be in the context but I feel like there's something the things to Tampa Bay holding onto their quarterback and doing it you know. Look there's no question that James was reckless but he was spectacularly reckless and oh and by the end of the season I felt like I would love to take Jameis Winston and try to refine the backside of all that stuff that costs all all those turnovers and all that recklessness and take all the positive and really believe that James can be their franchise quarterback into the future. I I think they'd be nuts to turn the corner from from James James says their future. Let's recite them. Get them coached. Up to get rid of the recklessness. Let's go all in keep Jamie. Steve Says Hey Steve you go into the game this weekend. Yeah you'RE GONNA be there some having great great time phrases. C is always have that rob from alwyn pound car a two four and I put the Cologne. Okay let's see how you do a championship. So really what these picks are. They're very much char- super bowl picks. WHO's going to the Super Bowl so before you make this weekend's pick just remind everyone what you're preseason super bowl picked was we'll see it above your head okay? It was the saints in the Patriots for both out. But you know some you win some you lose some right. Yeah but I'm back to five hundred for the playoffs. So that's good yup and I know for my Super Bowl pick now I am going the chiefs verse the forty niners. That is my pick for the Super Bowl. Matchup preseason which went cowboys versus the chiefs so I got half of it right and we got tons of content dumps. Yes we for muscle will pick. I have the forty twenty nine dollars versus the chiefs. preseason pick was the chiefs and the saint so again still halfway play in the interest of mixing the things up forty niners and chiefs as well hold hold serve great minds think alike much. He'll have been on the same in page seem. preseason picked more pick same championship weekend. You know the titans got up on the Ravens. And that's the Ravens Achilles heel. Pick it up on the chiefs. You saw what happened last week. It doesn't matter cheeser just explosive they can come back and that niners defense. They're healthy. Now unstoppable when they're healthy get after the quarterback they got they got the sector. They got the front on. Stop it sound a little toward agreement which leans it. It's definitely definitely GONNA be a flash up on this Friday championship edition of Challenge Flags. It was up I think goes up. I think I'm challenging. The Kansas City chiefs dispense one hundred. Thirteen million off-season guaranteed Mike for Defense. I challenge you perform. Stop the run. It's up to you and I'm going to challenge Aaron Rodgers. I got one word for you. Elevate we've scene flashes of greatness this year but in order to be the San Francisco Forty niners. You need to elevate your team in Santa Clara. I am challenging. The starting offense of tackles for both the the forty niners and the packers. We're talking about this. Pass rush all game. The Smiths for Green Bay and for San Francisco de forward in Nicosia. Big Day ahead for David Buck. DRA BRIAN LAGO breath. Joe Staley and also Mike Religion. Yes you know for the niners that pass rush comes in waves for the packers. It's about the Smith brothers and namely Daria Smith who was snubbed for all pro pro and pro bowl. I'm challenging various. Sure them all what they missed. Enjoy the Games everyone.

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MNF Controversy

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MNF Controversy

"Six Finale we go straight to Lambeau and it was a game there's no question about that Aaron Rodgers and the packers playing host to Matthew Stafford and the Lions happy to have you with us on this Tuesday afternoon Hello Everybody Wendy next and Graziano Ryan Clark and coach Jack Del Rio we will start right away with the week thank you very much give me the ball down the sideline forty three yards fifty five on the return he's been so that's the second illegal handsome face penalty Ryan Guy on the same guy that packers drive kept alive by the penalty and the very next play Jamal Williams takes the carry lions look like they'll try to let him score but Williams goes down you've been doing a lot of people do if I slipped up right here in I would say it was a flat I and Hooks Jones before the ball arrives the lions then forced to punt I don't think it would have been overturned the way they're not overturning one official signals a touchdown one signal short a one c the ball and the other couldn't go signal in shorewood on short of the end zone play right there by the running back no one to go down excellent job by Matt Leflore I thought last night for a young coach I did a great job yard's staff one hundred sixty eight passing yards of that was the first quarter most in any first quarter throughout his career Matt Patricia likes later on the drive Johnson again anything at all that's the question with the guy on the left to see the ball I we'll get to that fourth quarter lions late nineteen to thirteen third and seven from the destroyed twelve Rogers Daria shepherd sure well Rogers again drops back trying to buy time flagged down Rogers incomplete is his face called all right fair enough rogers looking to capitalize third there oh my goodness because he just basically handed it all uni I can't guess and cannot get these wrong the lions would have won by two scores and look you never want to blame the officiating all kinds of things he would be as a great flopper in basketball because he really sold both of those calls here's flowers by the way on that call was food right this is how you want to start the game they hadn't been going you get the flea flickers draws the safeties up and we know that Matt Stafford can make big throws down the field stop the lions look to extend the lead second six Detroit forty one this to Marvin Jones past thoughts in complete with a lot of contact and it seems that Redmond Rab Ounces up and Justin Coleman exit off defense loves that turnover in the red zone shoot right there and a little drop ball let me and I think the problem is we have to sit around and talk about officiating more so than we get to talk about football and it seems that each week is starting to become worse and worse uh-huh paper right here he saw it as sort of face that's what he called all right we'll get back to face penalty it's called illegal use of the hands anyone WanNa take this one yeah I couldn't take it he definitely had his hands on the shoulder pad that's not new rule book is hands to the face so it's a blown it used to be that we watched the catch call and try to figure out okay what's the catch what's not a catch now it's become every single call in most of these games that we're trying to figure into the way Gamons up but we've talked this has really been an issue from the outset of the season last night there were a lot of voices in agreement on this coach opportunity to come answer and we don't get that and so we don't get entertained by Matthew staffer because they're able to run the clock out a nice job by green bay doing that but dubbed I'm watching the game on the fan just like just like the rest of America I'm watching I don't really care whether the lions win the packers win but what I wanna see I WANNA see Matthew Stafford indicate that bad calls are happening more it's all anecdotal evidence we feel that way why do we feel that way the prevalence of replay the presence in every single broadcast you hear you have a problem in the NFL always talks about protecting the shield when it comes to players behavior they better start protecting the shield and gets its own officials because right now went for the interception call for unnecessary roughness non call on a blatant DPI Debenture Pass interference did too ridiculous calls for hand to the face reps I'll go to win it the other walk-off feel that wouldn't have happened he would have had to kick the field goal with about a minute forty-five left and we would have got to see Matthew Stafford bring them back except we had blown booth of former official whose job extensively would be to help you interpret rules but instead is now commenting on literally every single call or non call you say it's unfortunate we have to they're ruining this game but are we are we talking about this more are we seeing it more or is it really happening more though I mean there's no there's no data yeah all right and then of course the game winning field goal and coach was you last night four major blown calls tonight all four win against the lions the DB okay is this legal is it illegal and if it's not one of those things can it be fixed by replay and if your L. River on the head of officiating you have an issue shoe so we'll discuss a little later on what the solution might be because that's really what it's about right fixing this and moving forward and protecting the game that we all appreciate let's talk about one other thing though Paul when they lost during the season I mean so I'm just telling you there there have been calls that are guessing by the officials and these these calls are impacting the game and because they feel like oh it'll be overturned etc I think the officials are in a bad spot obviously and obviously it looks at this point like they're overwhelmed well and to that end we all agree there's from last night because there were a number of interesting things with a minute thirty six to go in this game and we showed you earlier Jamal Williams had a chance to run into touchdown as the Lions D it's not just that we're tired of seeing these calls be wrong when four calls go against a team and that team eventually loses because of the outcome of the place that instilling really good if you Detroit you sure are sleeping next lions drive always have to say it connects with Larvin Hall for a gain of fifty eight in this year through six weeks were teams lost the game because of a bad call and I guarantee if you look at it Denver with the Ruffy the Phantom roughing costumes guys they're going to end up costing guys Joe I know we're GonNa talk about it later on but I think we can agree that the officials are in a situation where they're confused and where they are at some point making calls Dr Hanson a face I've murdered and she's Sega Tom Changing situation and he handled it properly they kick a field goal and easy field goal and a walkaway victory. I think we've seen this from Todd Gurley Ahmad Bradshaw Maurice Jones drew toward the end they were telling them not to it would freak me out to pull up short if I'm losing the game like I understand all the math and what's probable must not but down two points there before the heavens don't allow score before that that ends up being a winning formula for you and then at the end of the game the running back having the awareness obviously they had covered that decision or that heads up play I think it was well managed by Matt Leflore throughout throughout this ball game I saw examples of Great Clock Management Gay Management the first half talk about we don't have to talk about this you say your robbed of a Matt Stafford drive we could talk about Aaron Rodgers and Allen Lazard and the great place they were making but officiating becomes the conversation is to the defense didn't try to tackle him instead he sat down at the two yard line coach I believe you called that athletes so a heads up play explain that I'll tell you it was the way he managed it in run the clock down they kicked a field goal going into halftime right teams that score right before the half a high percentage of those teams that score and I know Dan says you know you get to choose we get to choose what we talk about but win the calls affect the outcome of a game when it's not just that it's slowing the game one way you can make smart plays like this and I think this is something that has to be covered during the week this is something that has to be covered on the sideline and in the huddle before the plate so we've seen different running bags do this and even sometimes you see them with just staying in balance and so when you all the carry over the ball you have an opportunity to help your team in more ways than the treatment of the game I think it's to the detriment of what we do and I think honestly it's not because it's gotten worse I would love to see if somebody has a study out there the bad calls should've been over to my house and I was not going to be overturned because they're holding it to significantly hindered and he put his arm there and they would not have concluded based on all the review Aww twenty-five have not been overturned on that's right finish you because that's brand new they have those plays and see how many were after the call then it's something you have to talk about if you're going to talk about football well I will also say that Dan Year you talked about the statistical evidence what we do know is there are more suit up for the Tampa Bay vipers this is Landry Jones again these are the players assigned they will go by position avenues with from within the division this is new on NFL live from our Adam schefter this with regards to the Chicago bears they've placed a team Hicks the IRS shepherd tweeting it but the team also confirming it so that is a loss for this fares up next Bush Chicago by the way the New Orleans saints is dissolved divided by physician groups starting with offensive skill position players today so we'll get the full breakdown of the XFL quarterback in the inaugural XFL draft began today eight teams wall stock their rosters in a snake style draft over two days teams are picking in five-phase therein lies the RUB right they didn't WanNa put in coaches got together there was pressure and now there seems to be a real lack of lack of whatever is just the lack of clarity there's no is he has a history with the XFL winning a championship in two thousand one. While he was the quarterbacks coach for the Los Angeles extreme all right Tom and engine he will play for the Tampa Bay vipers what we say hello now to Tom Luganville you know him from his work as a college football analyst what you may not aerobic says that's their own interpretation but they didn't they didn't WanNa put that ruling anyway and that's causing watching a boycott when championship for them so they've had the past several months to break down the college state breakdown the training camp nfl tape even maybe some some active rotter roster duty with a guy like Landry Jones and then turn those names into the league and say hey here's our board of rank quarterback here's the first guy that we would like so it's really about making sure pillow Walker another NFL veteran signed today the former colts QB will play for the Houston rough next airing me we'll see the former Georgia bulldogs interesting way to start the draft with quarterbacks being assigned to teams how did that play out what played out really well and I think the purpose behind and kick an extra point basically what it is as a no brainer. I bet he's still got choice words about that if you were here he's got a long memory that one we groups and you are quarterbacks again Phillip Walker the veteran assigned to day you'll be with Houston roughneck and Aaron Murray the former Georgia bulldogs the Pittsburgh steelers big fast physical wideout that can create some big plays downfield so it's about having some established experience imprudent proven productivity Tom Thank you we look forward to watching this play out of course the XFL coming in February meanwhile back in the NFL it could be Wendy was to try to create competitive balance top to bottom within the league give the coaches in their respective staff an opportunity to go into training camp with a quarterback they feel could potentially decision day in Tennessee may remember Marcus Mariota bench Sunday following his second interception this was in favor of Ryan Tannehill after the game though head coach Mike Michael Second round draft choice from the Seattle seahawks who gets taken by Saint Louis in this draft in the first round another running back Matt Jones a former third within winning and had Mojo do it against against the jets rex Ryan and we were behind and there is a risk but again the ability to snap round draft choice with three NFL teams he also gets taken by Saint Louis in this draft and then wide receiver sammie coates played a lot of football warmer third draft choice live sex only three quarterbacks Russell Wilson Matt Stafford and Aaron Rodgers have been sacked more times during that span again you never there's some parody within the league and it begins and ends at the quarterback position I tell moving over to the rest of the skill position players what do you like from that phase of the draft percents he was selected second overall by the titans in two thousand fifteen his Qbr just slightly above the league average he's also taken a hundred and fifty five I liked it there is experience at the National Football League level I think the one thing people to understand about the XFL this is not a developmental league and so you've got guys like Kristen here's the answer the face that was with the Rogers Stack and a look at that hands in the if he's being called that we can measure and that for sure has happened by quite a dea the hall since two thousand one most accepted since one thousand nine hundred seventy they have a backup plan that with the guy that has some starting experience so I would think they'll probably make that move and then you have to wonder if at the end of the road because we talked about this really being giving you six to turn those down and then so we'll just kick the field goal yes actually nervous going into that because it could be a bad snap well if if a coach variable you know decided to take him out of a game that means there's a question they signed Ryan Tannehill for reason they brought him in equality backup. I don't believe that we all have high Def TVs at home we're watching you didn't really don't lie and pretend that these things aren't happening the calls are happening it's not only hey if you're losing I think that's why it's a little bit guts here to to make that call but it worked out for them flers Ryan got any time who is on his last year contract and they were trying to figure out could he be the quarterback of the future you go back to two thousand sixteen you're excited about this guy he has a year somebody that has been a starter in a league so I think the door's been opened I mean he he benched him on Sunday and so I think you know obviously it's not gone the way they hoped it would issue from an accuracy standpoint from a production standpoint and now you look at this season you have the one good game against Atlanta but I'm sure if Dan was quarterbacking against them as well he could well I I can't say what we're speaking of a number two overall I suspect heisman winner inclined to say who would continue his starting quarterback in week seven seventy one to have a number of discussions prior to that decision it's been a rough go from Oregon completes passes and then no not trending now you go into Denver your seven for eighteen and you have some passes that you're missing that starting quarterback should not miss and I know but it seems like a day that the titans may announce the decision will marcus Mariota continue as the starting quarterback should he if you're the one making this call coach decision year for Mario to and you know what's interesting is September he was okay he started off on on what seemed like solid ground and then when we turn the page to October things came on throws twenty six touchdowns he doesn't even have double digit picks and you're saying okay if he continues to progress that he is who we thought he was and ever since then it's been a regression at that contract without a new deal and it's because he hadn't shown them enough yet this is a general manager and coach that were not with this organization when this player was drafted would they have taken it's still hasn't clicked and so I think you're in a situation where the long term ramifications are significant is Mario done there after this year and if so is he done now Brian when the team especially given his his draft history which let's face it matters is regression you you just can't have continued regression and be the future everyone's still wants to see succeed people who engage with him these great guy he's got all the talent in the world there's a reason he went into this fifth and final year of his rookie Shen at quarterback this was a possibility when the year began and it seems to be where we are with which is why having all of that said is there really a decision for next week then you add the turnovers and it's just been too much for Migraine good running game defense you have to get better quarterback dance quarterback skulls notwithstanding heels trying to put his career together by the way after you know not working out of Miami he would probably love the rest of the season as an audition and then Tennessee is going to go in the off season looking for a solution Ignatz listened to that and it's timber always okay he started out on solid ground don't have regression he hasn't he hasn't processed to examining and he's been the guy that can elevate a team and look this is a player everyone wanted to see success ace the replays showed the flowers have had a hold of his Jersey not his face mask which is what he went on to explain that on the lions next drive packers safety the overall who knows they didn't so they're not married to that either they had high hopes this year they've put a good offensive line in front of the Dave liked the receiving corps they have we'll redmond not flagged for his physical coverage on Marvin Jones of play layer f- The lions were forced to punt and finally less than two minutes to go in this look for the off season if you really want to find your guy and Mike Vrabel listen Mike Gabel wants to win so whoever thinks or the staff thinks can get that done you're not sticking around the bar is just getting started a week call today and see how easy aw yeah that's that's what's really scaring missing out on Gyco for help with homeowners and renters insurance gyco makes it easy to sink bunch great gene is is if you're done with Marcus Mariota if you feel like you're right allegation of him is finished and he's not wanting to be your quarterback moving forward then you go to Tannehill knowing that you had he's going to go in that direction again no official announcement from the titans regarding the starting quarterback for week seven but Dan here I in believes in the one and a second hand to face penalty call on Trey Flowers listen our rules analyst John Perry this game and now weighs in age it's been a tough six weeks it's tough to watch especially when it's your profession the game right now is being impacted by it and oh Alison it is a scary collision but there were folks wondering if walkers intent words really militias later to the game fourth quarter Trey flowers flag for hands to the the book and we have officials that are you know they're they're not to bring up age but the game does become difficult and your mind doesn't process as well as you owners and renters insurance can be we showed you before but let's run some of these co- for some of these calls last night this was Tracy Walker unnecessary roughness on Gironde unfortunately they were not the right calls and sadly the left hand's on the shoulder twice and I went back this morning here in Green Bay couldn't sleep eighteen years of experience before I got in the National Football League we have officials that are joining the league with six seven eight years total on the other end sometimes I sit there and our Sunday command center just shake my head hall of Famer Barry Sanders out a handful of frustrated tweets on the game last night. Here's Steve Young and Louis Riddick the packers get the win but there were two crucial calls against ray flowers that will surely be discussed quite a bit haven't we been seeing this a younger staff we have seven new referees based on transitions retirements I think that number is GonNa get bigger I had eight tape whoever heavily rostered so I think I was covering that giant Super Bowl where bradshaw went in I bet changed entire complexity of the game not to mention the myspace interference against Green Bay on the drive previous to that those are kind of things that people were getting upset about alliance played too well to have the game in this way for more here's our Monday night crew led by Suzy Kolber here on the field at Lambeau then what happened last night I looked at about the last ten minutes just the liquor flowers technique it he's there he's there very frequently on on his technique getting to the quarterback all year long when Games are being turn suffer just didn't happen it's phantom stuff and I think that the League has tried to say that we're going to be perfect at least that's the standard losing games here in losing opportunities to really continue to compete for playoff berths down the line I mean this kind of game could be crucial to Detroit line many ways lois it's like a well I think he'll play exceptionally so so you have to make it better I think I think the judgment calls like interference but then things that we could easily review were not gonNa Review because we don't want to go down that rabbit hole right and then we ended up with this in between I mean honestly just feels one that is sickening the NFL needs to look at a way to prevent that from happening to Phantom hands to the face cones really hurt us tonight yes we could have scored touchdowns we're going to be perfect when we're GONNA get review of all the things that we think aren't perfect and they still aren't necessarily close to making even close to perfect yeah I mean the have the group come together and work with each other if there's a question okay first of all of your official you can't call something if you don't see it you you can't oh I feel horrible for the lion absolutely yeah talk about a game changer lions win this game they're in I in the NFC north just a loss there alone last league's officiating crew has four years of experience or less so there's been high profile retirements of referees within the past weeks the NFL did a new collective bargaining agreement with the Referees Union and in that agreement are a lot of provisions that specify new training programs they always be human error we have humans making decisions there will always be that element okay what I would like to see all right to get this rectified is I believe the battle I'm pretty sure newhouse might be haunted what makes you say that the furniture is levitating on the ghost will come home a match up like that at Lambofield not the officiating a couple of points one dan is correct there is all a little bit you get the call right I think that I think you're right and we see it in other sports at times I think there there's trouble associated with that two people would say oh what lines and say it all sorry there has to be more of an explanation about this and they're to me it needs to be taken a step further and how are you going to make make it so this doesn't happen again because that right there issue I think there's agreement there the question right now is how to fix it because this game people people want to watch people want to enjoy we want to be talking about the game on the day after that's a fixed that's going to take years and in the meantime we continue to have this situation where every single bad call is scrutinized and presented us some sort of existential to me it's a hybrid of what they want either let it let the referees just play the game right all at all or not but this oh we're going to do certain things that are of the specify more accountability for officials in their first three or four years kind of like a probationary period before you start getting pension benefits etc the option crisis for the league when ratings are way up by the way and people are watching anyway and I think that the issue is that people aren't going to have the patience to wait for these fixes but that kind of thing you're talking about for older officials to kind of take out and move on so some of the stuff John is addressing is kind of being addressed at an institutional level the problem is can you but what's happening with NFL officiating is what John Perry was talking about this turnover issue right about fifty percent of the if they just came together there were three guys that saw that that was Pi that should have come together as a group and there's no rule change to do that you come together you talk about it in the division well says he's absolutely right it is what we're talking about today and in large part but I wanna make sure sort of steer this conversation forward we we recognize every call matters and I get it that there's going to be subjectivity in making these calls because that's part of the game but will we we're trying to give these foot injury has healed well and he's expected to be ready to practice after the panthers by which is this week meanwhile head coach Ron Rivera has said six weeks by the way the owners are meeting today in Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale can never say that as part of their fall meetings and I can guarantee you officiating at least be done everything in my power to win and had flags taken away some of those winds in so that's a different thing and I understand that the league may not look at it he wanted to quarterback situation in Toll Newton is one hundred percent show here's the thing it's leading up to an interesting decision for Rivera there's an existential crisis but when you may have three years when you may have four years when you may have even less than that to live out your dream and get an opportunity to win the Super Bowl for Monday night football place by the way where Detroit his actually played quite well first play from scrimmage that continues for the lion staffer to carry on Johnson who flips it back to Stafford that's good but I've been to do standing on the sideline trying to win the Super Bowl I've been the guy that's worked all week for three hours and put everything in it officials so many options opportunities to make the right calls and we were saying is L. River Rock and head of officiating that we're doing everything in our power to make this game better for the player so we get things right we just have to start getting a few more right in the clutch moments of football game it's been a tough go to to hear Paris points sorry that kind of thing you're talking about can be addressed in those training programs hey guys this is the protocol when this happens yeah it's cool that the ratings are right and this is what in Tom Brady when good at throwing more passes with their for their first career interception in NFL history twenty four attempts to break Dax Smart Asong calls okay that's that's first second had the crew come together on some of these high profile calls like the rams the whole thing with the rams in the Playoffs Newton or his backup kyle and I say interesting because Allen has won Egypt's sports starts and has seventy dollars down zero interception so far only Dak Prescott exact St Paul called twice on the same guy is something I don't think this is one of these situations that can necessarily be explained away by a letter being sent to the discussed they'll get it all fixed you know what that's fair point problem tomorrow I let's move on back to this weekend schefter reporting that Cam Newton's you know the other day he knows don't espn concerns me and what I think would concern my guest is it takes a long time to get to one hundred percent he might be ninety nine point nine nine nine nine for I I don't know what do you do here I think you keep it status quo if winning and I think that my understanding is that's the vague we go throughout history and players understand history we've seen times where there's a franchise quarterback that no matter what the backup is doing that guy gets his job and you've heard some situation AH Allen has a hot hand right now not throwing interceptions throwing touchdowns left and right he is accurate throws with anticipation those are those are two things on mentioned mania for now Saints Defensive End Cameron Jordan joked about men's shoes lush dash after the game won't maybe we can trade Kim maybe there's some quarterback needy teams are going to offer tremendous value for one thing I know they have options options that are I and waiting to see on a on a number of factors but if they're winning but it is working yeah no it is working in teams want to win players want to win and no we talked about referendum of sorts I think this is a pivotal year for Ron Rivera to and this team is winning certainly he's got to do whatever he thinks he's very to win nations where coaches say you don't lose your job to injuries while I play with Mike Tomlin and that wasn't how he saw everything with everybody and so what's going to happen is it's going to be it's so tricky because cam is was the franchise Cam was the guy who wanted to mvp take you to a super bowl so though this is a good problem to have one guy the state went into Jacksonville won their fourth straight game without quarterback drew brees the defense held the jags to just two hundred twenty six total yards putting the brakes the rest of the team playing extremely well it's kind of that Nick foles type gang that we've seen before a Christian McCaffrey is in the MVP the MVP races so what Ron Rivera wants to do and this is going to move forward doing that I think you this allows cam to get completely healthy this allows you to see what Kyle Allen can he does actually a little better than Cam cam is a special MVP former and needs so Kim's a special talent at some point to the panthers look at it in honor of the quarterback in the other room not mustaches probably here long before he was born she was only beat them I love it so listen you're not you're not alone we've seen some we've seen some stashes this season do you have an all mustache team like men's shoe Aaron Rodgers not you to do and honestly is kind of a good problem to have Oh yes and coaching in this position too though I mean panthers have new ownership roddenberry has been there awhile this is yeah just like that we bring in the man with the Mustache Saints Defensive End Cam Jordan and cam listen this is hard hitting investigative journalism here so we offers spongebob and was like I could do that no I just figured I I've always wanted to do something different and I started growing a mustache probably with that won't be in Carolina is Ron Rivera because this is going to be a very difficult decision to get really well but you know after two wins you say okay now three wins at four wins you say whoa cam gets to start right and then when you win four in a row and it doesn't end the way I use it doesn't it's the way he's winning but it's also like you're my prt over the saints just like are you really going Kirk must ask for team pictures absolutely I think that was a not so subtle head start with this who inspired the mustache or what I have no idea I think I was just watching what are the tattletale string yup this is this old bag before sold long so true couldn't win a game they've won four in a row I next on certainly played pretty well five sacks and six games cam what's been the noticeable factor in your place so far discipline I just feel like I'm in my prime I mean you risk kind of upsetting the rest of your team right hey we're winning why you miss it with I like the vague Divan outline of I don't think it's in stone those are winning the guy's four and and yeah you know why would you mess with that you risk and coach at Ryan you guys can probably talk to this if he made the switch now yes we saw an instagram today you called yourself camp dripping ten what's that all about now houses business official today not yet today but every game day every away game you know you throw a suit on you gotta you gotTa Fill your best play your best you look good you play good sanders will say that makes a lot of sense and you must look pretty good I feel that my eline is stacked as we are is got to be the focal point for our defense and that's probably being biased because I think secondaries doing out of a job it was that I don't I don't mind goes up great games without allowing one hundred yard rusher which is impressive what's that mean to this defense to be able to continue that streak really means last year I think I was liberated for Halloween failing and then I was like oh the Mardi here my as little flip it up and see how far can go on this sort of what I did well you talk about what the front seven is named to do you know the Linebacker Corps led by tomorrow Davis backed up with the way our plane as one for a bit right does what I'm saying I think the most notable one I'll be mine I like I like let me ask you just speaking preys on on the whole entire defense at this point I love the way we're playing I hope we continue progressing we can well you're not wrong thirty two without your quarterback drew brees but Teddy Bridgewater has stepped in and Cam unbeaten as starter what's his confidence level like right now I mean there's gotta be it's gotTa be at all time highs good options that are available because as Yeoman has come out and play so well how will say I've had to I hate it to change my tune because when it started I was like Nah when camps back really loud our defensive line to put pressure on quarterbacks quarterback's down you talk about just a surge of Sheldon rank as David Daniel Mata Marcus Davenport there's so many more players that left on the field that we can take control of I mean there is a building where we had a punch out early in the game we gotta create that we create a turnover gotta be a capital early on let's switch gears for just a minute because obviously officiating has been an extremely controversial topic really from the outset of the season until last night and unity and it just says the team you know when you talk about all three phases of the game I think Seattle game would probably punctuate exactly what we're trying to stand for ESPEC- rulers on that defense last year I guess the the biggest name would be Khalil and then you have to deal with everybody else as well team scored defense scored office for the points and that's what you have to do whatever it takes whatever it takes a game whether there'd be the Dallas cowboys game off he's not to not to take anything away from what we add in Teddy we knew what we had in teddy there's a reason why he signed back with us there's a reason why we trust him to be a helm belt when you can lose a hall of fame quarterback like drew brees and not miss a beat say union some all know that pre injury he was a pro bowl caliber quarterback and this is something that he's striving to retain let me ask you this what does it say about this team and the way as long as it's winning I don't really care how it gets let's look ahead to week seven you've got the bears that means Khalil Mack which scouting hat on just a minute and describe what you expect I think that referee staff then went on to the next game and you know played the next fumble situation the right way especially you know you have practice you're taking all the rest with the ones and then of course you've got drew brees behind you giving Hans helps whatever you want to the ideas you went bounce do you let the play happening then you go back and review the play when you talk about that's point swing right there does it still bother you can these few weeks later you can't let it bother you after you know there are twenty four hour window we went onto to be you have to limit them to nine points or the Jaguars game to a six or a shootout with Seattle where you have to put a major points on the board whatever it takes S. One Khalil Mack this that's one of the names on the defense right I mean you talk about a key mix he talked about Eddie Jackson lives what six so you know it did not score for somebody that's huge learning is the biggest lesson we can all yet from that we all have to learn and be better but let's look is beyond that there's what two or three interceptions that could have happened for US ally apple dropped one Damara Davis dropped on that you say you learn and move ahead live to play another day Cam and you've certainly done that we look forward to watching the rest of the way much appreciate it God bless weeks avenue power rankings are out the cowboys among the week's big losers Dallas fell eighth spots to number twelve after their third consecutive loss here's Jerry Jones today at the heart of it in week to listen to this especially about one you say touchdown got taken away I mean I didn't even hear the Whistle Grab Ball fifteen twenty years down on the bright side you do you did get from footlocker no oh I did and I kept the rams ball to I'm just going to label it the touchdown that should have been Seattle we went onto gone a couple of game win streak Does it bother me personally. Yeah that's a touchdown Iran almost ninety is no reason you can't get that back is this game and so just right now I'm not panicking on the Dallas cowboys everybody agreed this there was three three last year in fact there were three and five last year continued support from Jerry Jones for his head coach what we can say it appears anyways that there won't be a change at all until the end of the season we'll see but nevertheless panic or patients time gentle your patient with them and this is why even though they're three three and they've lost the last three games they have an opportunity with the game this week against the Philadelphia Eagles to be a topic correct I'm GonNa Panic Yeah Wow obviously todd Gurley it's the offensive line we talked about the happening the offensive line is really struggling right now and I don't know that it's going to get a whole lot better I'm concerned about the rams and the other thing they'd behind two teams that are division that beat turnovers that we have to have so if we're we're a good defense we have a chance to be a great defensive that's something we have to capitalize he should never taught me to fill let's talk about the offense for just a minute because obviously you are NFC east and that's what you want to do if you can win the NFC issue give yourself opportunity to be in the playoffs and you have a chance to get to the super bowl which is why every team plays then after week six I'm GonNa Start With Ryan Clark and we're going to start with Dallas cowboys again third straight loss you know I have the patience of Jerry Jones with which is right now they ended up winning the division and a playoff game so as long as it is to go crazy about the cowboys in one direction or another Dallas just sort of his allegedly blown clearly I mean Louis was blown where normally you let play happen any footlocker I mean referee usually tells always office line started getting healthier for the rams it all starts up front office line they're the ones that give jared goff time are the ones that create running lanes for Todd Gurley and it's not this would be a team that would take a while to put itself together it is that they are they're young at head coach their young at quarterback they have they have work to do but there's a lot Eisler Jersey with my little name tags and so I think I think really let me know that I was like maybe I'm good with these guys I went in you know made sure I was good with all the employees four and maybe claims a playoff spot we've seen it in flashes they just got to put it together consistent I think part of the problem here coach we set the bar and we sort of the collective we're back young head coach made a couple of mistakes here early stay together they've got a good football team I actually called their game I was there this weekend and they had every option hey guys you know you can just keep the flags in your pocket I'm not I don't WanNa dads would buy some shoes and then you know you talk about leaving talent and I I just think at some point they'll be free season people are saying eleven twelve wins I just don't see that but I think can still be a team that has a winning record the contents periods as I picked up a pair for my teammates and that's sort of the end of that you know we we went on and continue winning that's all she wrote an no that D- line is is is pretty solid and so he puts in head on I mean we're going to have a work cut out for us and it's got to be it's going to be up to our team to to put pressure on them offer GonNa Start Rolling you'll see we'll give you one then how `bout coach Jack del Rio the Los Angeles Rams who also by the way and just go on go on my show you might be a referee or something I haven't oh dear I'm GonNa do better Kim and look very good whereas the cowboys three and three still tied for first with an eagles team that may have bigger problems than they do so it's all about that right you have to look

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Wavings on here. So we've got feel on show. We can do it without them to be here. It is what it is totally earth. We're told you find it takes eleven guys not just one ultimate saints for we created leave individuals. The you're not getting younger. So when it depiction tottered antics will win and today, we affirm he come to one person doesn't make or break. We've got a lot of weapons we'd like to have mouth there. But we've got guys that can make place for the Steelers. And we're we're the Steelers and we're gonna play. There's an intriguing topic for our football Friday. The Pittsburgh post gazette reporting that all indications are the Steelers plan to use the transition tag on free agent running back levian Bill reporter, Jerry dulack under no circumstances with the Steelers consider actually keeping bell. The idea would be have bell signed the tag matching an offer sheet from another team and then trading Bill for compensation. Years now, the transition tag works. It's a one year tender an amount. That's the average of the top ten salaries that that players position. It guarantees the original club the right of first refusal to match any offer that player received from another team. It can only be used if the franchise tag is not implemented by that team. And that off-season got it. That going out the door. Then. Hi. Welcome to NFL live here with Dan Graziano Tedy Bruschi, I'm Suzy kolber. What are we calling this teddy today? Yes, speculation stations. Let's go Soo. Right. And so the rain just pulled train. All right. So we're going to take this bell stuff and run with it. Remember he sat out all of last season hoping to stay healthy before signing a mega deal. So break this down for us. What does this all news first of all and that graphic it says average of the top ten at his position for transition tag? But since he's been tagged before twice with the franchise tag. The CBA indicates that it would actually be one hundred and twenty percent of his last negotiated contract. Which would be the two thousand seventeen franchise tag of twelve point one million. So the transition tag would be fourteen and a half million. So that's one thing to factor in here. There is no reason for the Steelers to do this other than pure vindictiveness in spite that's it. I mean, they does not gain them anything to do it. In fact, if they tag him. And someone else signs him. They don't even get draft pick compensation in return. They don't even getting a sixth or seventh round pick. Now, we get nothing in return. Now, they could you know, if they tag him, and then rescind the tag, then there's a rule that says you could seek and still be eligible for compensatory pick. But it's a it's a weird game that that they're sort of seeming to threaten to try and play the ultimately, I would be I'd still be surprised if they did this. It would be very rare to see it and NFL team make a financial decision this size just to just to spite a play, and it would take his ration- too. Right. Well, not really I mean, if they transitions with the way the transition tag works is another team can make an offer. And then you have three days to matching. And if you don't match it he goes to the other team he'll get drafted compensation. If you do magic. He stays on your team for that deal. But the Steelers and we've talked about this before on the show. The Steelers have very set way of doing their contracts, which is the only guarantee they put in a contract is the signing. Bonus in the first year salary. That's it. They don't guarantee anything beyond the first year. So it would be very easy for a team to design a contract offer that the Steelers would match guarantee him a million dollars next year, and this deal, you know, they're not going to do that. So the whole thing seems like I'm sure this is they want to exercise some degree of control over the situation. But ultimately, I don't think they're going to be able to as a player in the locker room for the Steelers. If there's any way we can better our team if you want to do any type of texture get a draft pick or something like that. But if you're saying there's not, and if this is like a move of just spite on on the way out I thought we moved on from this can we just move on from this. Let him go somewhere else. So we can move on as a team. That's what I'd want. So we haven't seen him play since January of twenty seventeen in the divisional round. Can you remind us just why you know, what I think we do because we haven't seen Levy on Bill play in so long, and it's like, it's flashback Friday. So just a quick reminder as to why we keep talking about this guy because he can change. Offense and make them a lot better in a couple of different ways. And that's been his position throughout the contract negotiation. I'm not just a running back. I'm also your second or third recess. Right. And I think that you know, that's part of why he has held out. He skipped the whole season as we know because he didn't feel like the Steelers valuing him sufficiently any wanted to make sure to get to the market healthy. So the questions now become do you think sitting out a year hurts his chances of getting that big contract? You think it helps it I think there's a little bit of Pinon both ways on that around the league right now it'll come down to these teams that have a lot of cap space. Are they willing to give him the Todd Gurley contract or bigger than that that he is seeking? And if not then that gamble of sitting out a whole year could end up having backfire and besides Suzy that old film was showing you do I need to see him. See him physically. Do I need to have him work out? I need to see what you can still do. I have no idea where you've been. And so it's not like I have some tape from last year to say, this is way he is. What's your weight? Eight all of this stuff. Have you been working out who you've been training with a lot of questions that you would want to not only have answered but also see him different than the other free agents who have that last years of film and just to correct myself. It's the divisional playoffs twenty-seven seventy in. But it's January twenty eight. Wait is all as what I made it out to be. But still he's a running back in his prime. He's about to turn twenty six and he has fresh legs if there's rust with that. Yeah. But he's running back with fresh legs. That's not something, you know, he's he's a healthy running back. His years old the fragile right? There is a few years under thirty. You've got a lot of good football left in them. The off season rolls on our Adam Schefter reported this morning that the Broncos of informed linebacker Brandon Marshall that they will likely not exercise option making him an unrestricted free agent when the league year begins March thirteen the oft injured twenty nine year old Marshall played in eleven games last season. And he tweeted much love for Broncos country still not over yet. But being injured to and the last three years after the Super Bowl killed me. That's life land on my feet as I always do even week of news in the NFL one of the top headlines. The proposed trade of Baltimore's one time to bowl MVP quarterback. Joe flacco to the Broncos the trade can't be officially processed until the new league year begins, but will this off season be as busy with trades as the last? The twenty eight off season was filled with trades. The the chief ship Alex Smith to Washington altering relief starting the Patrick Mahomes era in Kansas City Cleveland needed some wide receiver helps GM John Dorsey went out and managed to snag catch machine. Jarvis Landry from the dolphins. The giant set Jason Pierre Paul to the bucks Tapis twelve and a half sacks and twenty eighteen with the most by books players and Simeon rise in two thousand five after one year New England the patch trade at deep breadth Brandin cooks to the Rams marking the second straight off season. Cooks have been traded and ram moves. Certainly didn't stop there. L A beefed up at secondary by trading for Keith to leave from Denver and acquiring Marcus Peters from Kansas City, as we welcome you to the film room. Brought to you by Verizon, Dan, how active do you think this trade season? There's going to be I think it could last year could start to become the norm teams are more comfortable with it than they used to be the way competitor. Tori picks work now where you can trade them that has an impact right because you know, there's more pixel valuable to trade and player for player trades become more popular for similar reasons. Because teams are so conscious of that compensatory pick formula. We lose a free agent. We might game when we sign a free agent. We might lose one you trade for a guy. It doesn't cost you anything in terms of those draft picks so player for player trade keeps is a way around that. So as teams become more comfortable with it. I think it will continue to be the norm. And as we continue rolling into speculation station now on ESPN. Plus, a panel of NFL experts answer questions to set up the offseason in one of the topics. They predicted off-season trays that help both sides. Start your free SPN plus trial today by downloading the app or visiting ESPN plus dot com. So Dan since you are part of this panel. Let's start with you your trade scenario. Jags trade running back Leonard for net to the eagles for quarterback. Nick foles. To problem solve how about that for net. Obviously if the Jaguars at the end of the season sounded like they were done with him. You know, talk talk about voiding his guaranteed money as a result of his suspension. They didn't like, you know, they kinda in and out of the lineup. So yeah, I mean if they're done with him. He's got a couple of years left on his working deal. The eagles are done with holes. They're not gonna pay him what he wants. And they're going to go back to Carson Wentz. They need a running back. He'd be like their Garrett want from a couple years ago. Only only better. I don't know. I don't think I don't know if it can happen. But I like it. I mean, I think it would solve both teams problem. Sure makes sense next up. Had this is for you. Teddy fantasy writer Mike Claes trade prediction dolphins trade wide receiver. Devante parker. The colts for quarterback Jacoby present. You think this makes sense? Well, it it does for the Miami Dolphins. Because I mean, they need a quarterback Ryan tannehill. Here comes to Coimbra sat and he's the type of guy that no his teammates love him. He's a hard worker. He can get things done as you're trying to develop a system and also also on defense also. But I'd be careful. I don't like this deal because the quality that Jacoby precip provides as a backup quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts. I just know he's valued in that locker room and getting rid of that piece all of a sudden you have Andrew luck. What happens if it's a minor injury in Andrew has to miss one or two games? I think Jacoby that type of player that can go in there. You can go one in one get lucky, and maybe when two games that's a very valuable piece to get rid of GM's talk about that the backup quarterback is not the fifty third guy on the roster or even close it's a very valuable position. Because as you mentioned, you never ever know what's going to happen to your quarterback young quarterback with starting experience. Here's what Chris Ballard said the general manager at least publicly it would take somebody doing something. That would absolutely blow me away. So it does sound likely. He's gonna be doing. No offense. Devante. But I don't think at this point. That would do it became, Dan. Here's the next one field Yates, his trade prediction that helps both teams bills trade running back Leshan McCoy to the eagles for twenty nine thousand nine fifth round pick. What do you think about assuming for net full straight falls apart? You know, this would be a good fall back. No. I mean look at McCoy. Obviously a strong connection there started his career in Philly didn't want to leave got traded when chip Kelly was running the show there. So yeah, it would make some sense. The eagles are going to be looking for a running back that can kind of be the guy in that offense. And McCoy has a history of that. What's he got left at his age? It feels like it's been four or five years speculating that la- Shawn McCoy is almost done and and last year, obviously issues, but there are a lot of issues in buffalo periods. So this would be a guy that I mean, the fans would probably love to see him back. I think that'd be a nice reunion. Yeah. I mean, Shawn McCoy can still help a team. I mean, I don't I don't know. I don't think he's the every down running back that he is anymore. But you know, this is a guy where you get a good offensive line in front. Them. He can still have production. Final trade prediction for you teddy. This is from national writer Kevin Seaford dolphins trade quarterback xavien Howard to the raiders for the number twenty four overall draft pick. What do you think you're going to get it twenty four? I don't know because Bryant floor is going over there. I mean, he knows how valuable a corner is in a system a system that he wants to. Install there. Really? There isn't a system because every week it's going to be changed. And just like the way he used the fawn Gilmore in New England using them that particular way. So that's a very valuable piece for an unknown piece in draft capital. I would keep him in Miami. If I was Laura's in the dolphins, but is such a rebuilding privately didn't thrill coaching staff changes in the front office. And this is a player who at some point soon. They're going to have to pay. So if they were to move on from him, they would that would be the reason why but to get a first round pick. I mean, if this is a player that's gonna cost you money, and you're not one hundred percent sold and someone is offering you a first round pick as in this hypothetical situation, you'd have to think about it. If Howard embodies everything that floor is once in terms of a defensive leader in terms of the corner, he can do everything I want. This is a move where a new coach can say I want this type of player I'm talking about values. I'm talking about team. I I'm talking about unselfishness is this the guy. Guy is this is this my Gilmore or if he is I'm gonna show all of you on the team this. These are the guys we take care of these are the guys that we want around and you wanna contract play like how it has for us and embody what he's all about. And then you sit that standard and again nothing can be finalized until the new league year excess in March the thirteenth. Recapping our lead story, the Pittsburgh post gazette reporting that all indications are the Steelers plan to use the transition tag on free agent live YoM bell, her reporter, Jerry dulack under no circumstance would the Steelers consider actually keeping Bill. The idea would be have him signed the tag match an offer sheet from another team, and then trade Bill for compensation and this simply confirms what Adam Schefter first reported on Super Bowl Sunday. But again, we're you know, the off season, and this is speculation stations relation station. So yeah, we're going to go with this. And as we continue to sort of clear up exactly what this means. Well, if they put the transition tag on him what that means. It's would be a one year tender for in this case about fourteen and a half million dollars. And if a team another team could make him an offer a formal offer sheet, and if they do the Steelers have three days to match that offer if they don't he walks. They don't get any draft picks in return if they do he stays on their team, but reports indicate that they don't they don't have plans to keep him. So the transition tag, as we said earlier doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Unless all they're trying to do his best with judging by what you're saying. It's all a game right now. I want to get out of the levian bell game. If I'm in the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room, I want to come in to that offseason workout program where he is no longer insight and no longer in our mouths that we have to talk about and he has moved on. And so have we stopped trying to hold on if there's no benefit from it. I don't see why you should just move on from levian bell. And move onto the next thing. And that whole speculation station thing came about because this time of year, there's a lot of its Bill into a rundown. So let's build some layers into this discussion if that happens then so earlier this week ESPN dot coms Bill Barnwell wrote a piece called NFL's off season, Domino's about how one signing or trade this off season can dictate. Several more moves one will laid out three scenarios for levian bell. So let's look at them one at a time and discuss how plausible so number one Bill signs a five year seventy six million dollar deal with the jets, then what will the jets they have tons of cap space move that would make sense for them. If they're looking for receivers to put around Sam darnold. This year's market doesn't have a lot of those that blow you away. But as we talked about Earlier Levy on bell can catch the ball. So maybe a dynamic weapon. So if they if they're the ones that throw that huge deal Etem that would mean the raiders don't get him. And they maybe they turn elsewhere assuming. They're not come bring it back marshawn Lynch to play wherever the raiders are gonna play this year. And yeah, the running back market kind of flows from there. I think I think it's right that position bell as the big domino. But more than other guys can be looking for some money. And I'm trying to put myself in the shoes of Levy on bell during this there in this piece here, do I do I want to go to New York and work with a young quarterback when I'm coming from a quarterback. And Ben Rothlisberger that play that just gave me so many targets in such such quality play. Do I want to go there and go to a place where I'm probably the chances of winning the division are slim. Okay. With being in the AFC with the patriots. They're you know, Mark Ingram. If that's a domino. That happens there. You're breaking up now in New Orleans that chimera that Ingram type of running act sort of situation. So now that the saints are drastically a different team in the running back backfield. If that happens, you know, you say does he want to play for contenders know, it's New York? New York's on a contender last year chose not to play. So I think I hear what you're saying. We're in treating him right? And all else being equal with the offers are similar, but if this number here is a lot bigger than anybody else's. I think all of a sudden the jets start to look not too bad with a bigger number. Let's move onto the next area. And also keep in mind, by the way to with the Steelers how good the offense of line was. You're also not gonna find that everywhere extreme like raiders. But this would be five years eighty five million dollars to the raiders and shelling out. He wouldn't pay. There's a lot of Lille MAG Amaury coober, but you're gonna pay Levy on look, I mean, it would make sense, you know, they wanna make a splash heading Vegas in twenty twenty. This is a superstar player that would be someone who could help them do that and five for eighty. I'm just doing the mess. Five eighty five is seventeen year. I would I would think that would get it done. Teddy wouldn't you? That's maybe that's the number. He wants. That's that's a nice number about. You made Hugh. He's gonna get his carries. He's gonna get his targets Gruden in that offense. We'll find a way to give them those screen passes split him out as a receiver use him any way coach Gruden possibly can. Because he knows how skilled he is in. No, it's I don't know how much help you're going to get their Levy on in terms of. I mean coops gone. You got car are they happy with car how much production my going to have. But maybe this is you're right. Maybe that number eighty five expensive line to that not a bad offensive line. When you think about this gore gorgona the Steelers. Yeah. Deal one year deal. I think that's about where gore is at this point in his career one year deals unless he wants to retire, which he doesn't seem like he ever will. I. Right there to count interesting guy. Exactly this dream. You know, Washington has kind of I think they're interested in re-signing him. But he may he may have a market there may be a team or two that looks at him. You know, obviously, if he goes to Dallas, he's going to be a backup to Ezekiel Elliott. But there are places where he might be able to get some carries him what he showed last year is that he can still handle it. This is some pretty amazing indestructible older guys on that land. So this is this is a different stop on the speculation station here. So I'm liking how I'm liking how this ends with Mark Ingram returns in New Orleans and keeping that offense intact the power aspect of it. I just love that tandem so much of Ingram. Kamara hoping they stay together finding a way one more scenario central scenario for bell. What about five for eighty to the Niners honors make money? Yeah. I mean, this is these numbers are real. Then I think he's he gets interested. Yeah. Look at McKinnon jerick McKinnon who they signed last year. There is no more guaranteed money left on. Deal. So there's a situation where jerick McKinnon could be cut by the Niners without ever having played down for them because of his unfortunate injury right before the season. So yeah, I mean, look the forty Niners have high hopes to build an offense around Jimmy Garoppolo and they liked McKinnon a year ago. But who's to say, they don't like this guy better. He's obviously much more proven right in terms of all those things that McKinnon does for you. So they they have money to spend. They have caps faced burn. They have the quarterback locked up and they want to build a team around interesting flipping here. Now Ingram will leave the tandem that I love so much New Orleans and go to Tampa Bay and then C J Anderson replacing him on a one year three million dollar deal. So it'd be Kamera CJ Anderson is that same is that the same pop for that offense. I think you take a little bit of a downgrade their although C J Anderson did great things for the Rams issues. Not a bad deal for seven Coleman. Either. I'm interested to see what his market is like can he sell himself as an every down back? He's been part of a tandem there in Atlanta with devante Freeman. You know, he subbed in for him when he when Freemen's been hurt, but that you trust him to be your guy for the whole season. Or does he have to be part of a committee, regardless? This is a fascinating journey through barn wells mine and I thank him for the come. That's always that's always a shift. Really body wise in terms of when you become someone. That's in a rotational of job till all of a sudden, you're every down can the body. Hold up. Yeah. What if we Bill barn wells mine now, and you are now Levy on Belle's agent. What's the best fit? I've been saying the Houston Texans, and they have they have Lamar Miller, but they can get out of that. There's no more guarantee left on that. They're a contending team. There are division champion three out of the last four years. I believe you know, they they need to build their offensive line. That's probably going to be an offensive an offseason priority for them. But you know, Levy would our guy Polian calls a B Y O be back bring your own blocker like he can function. Even if the blocking isn't fantastic in front of him. So he could help you know, he could adding a guy like that helps you protect to Shawn Watson because he gives them another outlet. And all that. So I can't really. If he has back that he knows he can use in the passing game too. He knows how to do that could be good for him. But for me I wanted offered live. I want it all and yes Houston's a contender. I just like what I see in Indianapolis. I like to see where they're going. And if I'm live and I'm looking at offense of lines. I see that offensive line. And how was playing over the course of the second half of the season, man. What if I got behind that offense of line, and what I do that for just a little less money? I think that's what he'd have to come all though, they do have a lot of cabs. Nobody has more cap space than the got buddy. Big out the offensive line. There will be competitive in that south in the. Oh, yeah. So let's let's see what we can do. Wow. Wow. On bills age at the colts or a team you have your eye on and you hope that they're interested. We'll see if that's the case has averaged one hundred twenty nine scrimmage yards per game throughout his career. That is the best an NFL history. And again, it's got fresh legs than played all year. I can't believe it that Gerald is presenting the quarterly budget report with finger puppets. Look here comes a one point seven percent decrease in fixed overhead I know everybody. No, I can't believe how easy it was to save hundreds of dollars on car insurance guy. Go, oh are you know, projected increase in organic three revenue? Believe it. Geico could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. Back on NFL live press coverage from the lions the team announced today they have released the following players wide receiver. Bruce, Ellington, linebacker, nNcholas Grizz be and safety global Quinn. The move will create six point two five million and cap space for twenty nineteen for the lions teddy. It's that time of the year. But Quinn that seems like a surprise employer that I loved watching all this time in Detroit because you don't have those players Suzy where you don't really know how they did it. But all they did was make plays play after play where there's a pick six interception. Breaking up a pass finding a way to get things done. Now. The Detroit Lions MRs play. Yes. As team start to analyze their rosters and then build toward twenty nineteen K. Are you ready to reminisce? All right. Let's go back this date in NFL history. February fifteenth nineteen Ninety-six Browns owner, Art Modell. Fires head coach Bill bell. Check after a fourth losing season. In five years. Modell had already announced he was moving. The franchise to Baltimore said. Marchibroda would become the first head coach of the ravens. The rest is history. Bill Belichick has won six Super Bowls. And is among the best coaches in any sport, the has the most championships by NFL head coach in the last fifty years putting him in the company of coaches like Phil Jackson. Scotty Bowman Nick Sabin. And Joe Torry Sabin is just one of several legendary coaches who have learned from and been impressed by Bella check over the years. Just winning. You know, it's the only thing that's important fan. I have a tremendous amount of respect for him. And what he's been able to do y'all wanna start it better than Bill in any sports. Won four World Series. In the first five years. I was with the Yankees. Mike team never had enough of it. So that's basically what I see from the New England Patriots. Stephen. He can stay like laser focused to a greater degree for a longer period of time than anybody else that I've ever really been. Patriots won the Super Bowl their demons in success that you have to beat. He's been able to do that. Four. Yes, dynasty, really defines. The expectation for everybody in the organization creates a culture of accountability around that. Lombardi trophy is headed to one patriot place. Success can make you complacent can make you selfish, but to be at that realm of a success. One thing about winning all the time is that everybody puts on their Sunday. Best to beat you. They make a name for themselves. If they can beat the New England Patriots. He's number one for me. One for a lot of people teddy you played with him in the first half of his tenure with the patriots. How's the volved over the years will your initial impressions of him is just he's just to natio- you never stops. In terms of not only preparation like those great coaches are talking about. But the way he talks to you as a player the way he coaches you as a player the way that you know, he coaches everyone from quarterback to kick her. It's all the same. But still it's his ability to change in my opinion because that drama that was going on last year wasn't affect of him being two nations on a constant basis. All right, so fast forward to this year, having the most let's say team building exercises as they've ever had in that locker room recognizing that there needs to be more recognizing that sometimes the players feelings. Now have to be addressed and him finding his own way to do that. I think he's started to do that. Little a little a little bit. So he still has that ability to change and still has a fine line of not in getting too close to the players because letting them know there's always a hard decision to be made in if I have to make it. I will he did seem at the Super Bowl this year. I don't know a little more engaged like he was purposely, enjoying it more. Would you say if you notice that that's big because I've played in Super Bowls with him where yes, he's been in a good mood. But still he was still that same coach that you saw throughout the regular season. And from what I was told this postseason things changed from the regular season. His his demeanor. Changed us much more lighter his energy had more energy about him positive energy players like that eighteen straight winning seasons. So anything he does. Right. You're not gonna question good room and one of the things they've done. So well as put the last year your Super Bowl champs put that in the rear view mirror and move on. So big question marks around. The wide receiving corps going into twenty nine thousand nine rob gronkowski continues to contemplate retirement gronk, Tom Brady of linked up or seventy eight touchdowns the fit lowest by a QB receiver duo at NFL history. And also Chris HOGAN, Phillip door set. Cordeiro? Patterson are scheduled to be unrestricted free agents. You cannot talk patriots without NFL nations. Mike Reese, so hi, Mike. What do you think? What do you think of the whole gronk thing? We're waiting each day to find out what his future will be. How will that impact? How things play out here in the off season. Well, susie. You know, they were going to look at tight end regardless of what gronkowski decided. And now, you know, if he ever retired that would go to a higher level. I will tell you though, one thing boots to the ground here in New England gronkowski's actually been reporting to the facility a couple of times over the last couple of weeks. Whether that means he's coming back or not I don't think we can go that far, but it does reflect reflected he's in a good state of mind right now coming up this season. Teddy talked about Bill Belichick being a little different in the playoffs. Well, rob gronkowski as well. He seemed very happy leading into the Super Bowl. And after that game. What I'd say about gronkowski. If he's going to the facility over those last two weeks, I would say it's for treatment. Because definitely he took a big shot on the guy, and he said himself, it's swelled up and those type of contusions when you get hit on them without you still need those you still need those treatment. I would say I've been in those meetings with coach Bela check when a season ends. And he says this is an. Very emotional time or I don't make decisions within the next few weeks. That's what he's told them already. I know he's told them in that meeting. I know gronkowski hurt him. He's referenced it. Also, he's letting the emotions dissipate a touch see how sti- field Seattle's body feels. But I know there are points during this year Suzy, Ron Cousy was beat up, and he was beat up to the point where he was no, you can always tell but with around, rob. He's got a joy about him. Is you can just tell this. He's happy. He's join ful on this is this is put ball, and I love it. And if that's gone, that's what he'll start redetermined what he wants to do. All right as we await the answer to that. Mike. What's the biggest priority? Then for the receiving core. Well, you mentioned it you have Chris HOGAN, Phillip door set and Cordeiro Patterson all scheduled for unrestricted free agency. And you look back at how the patriots handled last season they traded for Josh, Gordon and all three of those players were already on the roster. And that told you they felt like they needed an upgrade last season. So I expect the patriots to look hard at the wide receiver position around the league weather Hogan's back door sets, backer Patterson, regardless of that that's going to be a position that seems to be a top priority for them this op seats, I love to see Patterson back. They have an extra dimension with him. They used tailback. I mean, he's a kick returner a lot of different things. He can do. I love to see him back. They'd have to retool definitely along that receiving core. Once again, this is a domino of the gronkowski decision. Because you can the slot receiver. Okay. It's Troy Troy Brown. Danny amendola, Julian Edelman, those type of guys. Now, there's only one. Bronc hausky. Okay. You don't just replace a guy like that a guy that can be have that type of receiving production and still be a blocker. If rob decides to retire. This offense is going to change dramatically and maybe they load up on more receiving threats. Let's flip over to the defensive side and Mike their sack leader for twenty eighteen Trey flowers, unrestricted free agent. How do you see that playing out? Well, susie. There's a lot of pride in the organization of how Trey flowers developed for them a fourth round pick out of Arkansas played only four snaps as a rookie, and then has emerged into a core player for them. And he's everything this program really represents in the sense of he puts the team first. He's quiet. He doesn't make waves off the field. And he's a very good player who's versatile and can play a lot of different techniques along the defensive line. What's going to be interesting to watch his free agency unfold is how there's more patriots influence around the NFL. Brian Florida's in Miami. Matt Patricia in Detroit, you could say Mike rebel in Tennessee. Bill O rien Houston does their presence. Elsewhere, maybe increased trae Phalle trae flowers value on the open market. That's a great point race. Because all those other coaches that have these philosophies Weser defensive system, Brian floors. I only have one it's whatever I decide in the laugh throughout the week and having a guy like trae flowers that can do all those things. That helps you get paid more. It's the scheme. But it's also having the great players like flowers that can implement that scheme because there's a lot of players on. This is what I do. I'm a I'm a D And get somebody else to go in there and be defensive tackle. And do all that stuff. I'm not going to do that flowers. Does this for the New England Patriots? It was the time that his production was actually under the radar led them sacks three years not anymore. And then what about let's have the discussion about what changes for the patriots now on defense with their DC gone. Your coach res the coaching staff in terms of Xiang. I wanted to ask you about him. What do they plan to do with him? Does he get the title? What's his role? What do you think? Well teddy. First of all, I'm fired up listening to you on the Telestrator when Trey flowers, it's February fifteenth, and we're talking football, I sort of want to screen right now and get get into right there with you Greg Shahnawaz here and Bill Belichick has long discussed how he loves the way he coaches defensive backs think about the patriots with Devon mccourty Logan Ryan Doron Harmon Jason mccourty, those are all players coached by Greg Shana in the secondary at Rutgers who have found a home in New England at one time or another. So what you're gonna look at don't think about titles. You know that teddy in New England Bill Belichick doesn't care about coordinator or anything like that. It's about working together. And as you envision the pieces coming together, it's Greg Shana with a big influence on the secondary. Bill Belichick is going to have a big influence as he always does on the front seven, and maybe a sort of pair those two things together with Bret bielema the former Arkansas coach who still here on the defensive line. You put it all together, and that sort of the picture that's coming into focus. It'll definitely be a collapse. Daration? But this is what's so valuable to me, and it's gone all the way back to the coordinators of Romeo Cornell. Eric man genie. Matt Patricia Patricia even if it was rob Ryan in in the linebacker rooms. Okay. You get Bella check in a team meeting. Any beats you down. He beats you down f you made a mistake when you played a great game or whatever may be. But then you break up and you get into the defensive coordinator meeting rooms. And if she auto is the voice he has to understand is he the type of guy that will bring the bringing the fellas backup what kind of mentality. Does he have be flow Brian Flora's after the m- my the miracle in Miami went in front of that thing unit and said, that's on me fellows. That's on me can shiong oh, hit that type of respect from the players, and Kenny give that type of humility when he makes a mistake. So the players were late say him because you know, what you're getting in the team meeting room McCord, you knows he'd seen it for a decade. You can tell Bella tests going to say before even gets in the room, Xiang. Oh, what are you going to be? You're going to be with us. Can it be? Positively. All right. I'm fired up to like, can you put your hand in everybody's handed which ended Mike? Right. And it's why it's always fun talk football all year long. Mike reese. For many reasons, we are looking forward to the NFL scouting combine native alive will be there all week plus on Saturday, March second for one to three PM eastern on ABC trae and the guys we'll have special coverage of the quarterbacks and receivers workouts NFL live. We'll have reports all that week on ESPN and NFL network will have their usual full coverage Tuesday through Monday, ESPN, ABC coverage will also be available on the ESPN app. And now this breaking news, the NFL, Colin Kaepernick, and Eric Reed issued a joint statement today saying that they had resolved their grievance that had been filed against them. Here's a statement from cabinet and reads attorneys for the past several months counsel for Mr. cabinet and Mr. Reed have engaged in ongoing dialogue with representatives of the NFL. As a result of those discussions the parties have decided to resolve the pending grievances. The resolution of this matter is subject to a confidentiality agreement. So there will be no further comment by any party. And this statement from the NFL PA today, we were informed by the NFL of the settlement of the Colin Kaepernick in Eric Reed, collusion cases are not privy to the details of the settlement. But support the decision by the players and their council, we continuously supported Colin and Eric from the start of their protests for -ticipant and with their lawyers throughout their legal proceedings, and we'll compare to participate in the upcoming trial in Brazil tooth and Justice to what we believe the NFL and it's clubs did to them. You're glad that Eric has earned a job and a new contract, and we continue to hope that Colin gets his opportunity as well. So Dan you've been digging into this. Again, you tell us what this all means was very surprising to a lot of people who followed this case. Because the thought was that, you know, and the union statement reflects a little bit of disappoint. Because they believe that some collusive activity did go on terms of keeping these guys unemployed and capital case sort of continues. So it sounds like the union would have liked to see the grievance. Played out. You know, the idea would be if they have played out the grievance and gone to trial. There would have been discovery. There would have been NFL owners whose testimony would have become public. It would have been able to dig into internal communications pre it safe to assume the NFL didn't want any of that to happen. And that this settlement is a result of a large financial payment to the to the aggrieved parties. So we don't know the details of it. Hopefully, we can find it out. But confidentiality agreement means it's be tricky. Then I'm confused myself. I mean, this is this is because of the so-called collusion and explained to me collusion. Well, it mean collusion is is a group of business owners in the same business conspiring to deny employment or to suppress wages or to engage in in business practices that. At the free market. So hang calling capper Nick in era that got together and decided not to sign. Another league is denied this Commissioner. Roger Goodell has consistently said, you know, it's up to teams who to sign who not the sign. The league doesn't have influence over that that's been the party line, but cabinets now out of work for two years. Eric Reed took until during the season to sign last year. Even though he's one of the top safeties on the free agent market. Just got a new three year contract earlier this week. So as referenced in the union statement, but cabinet remains unemployed. So yeah, this was an effort by these players and their attorneys in the NFL PA to sort of find out if the league was conspiring to keep these guys out of work. So now, we will not know if this was done if there was collusion against to keep them out of work. I thought this was all about them. On a mission to prove that it did in. I was looking forward to see if this happened. So if this did happen. I was hoping they would go forward with it. I would hoping because with this with this. Now is this going to assure us that this will never happen again? No, it doesn't because of the confidentiality because of the possible the possible financial payment and now Eric Reed. And Colin Kaepernick can't say anything about it or any knowledge that they have the case of anything that happens. So how are we better because of this moving forward? Now, if calling Kabir Nick and Eric read or happy, I'm good. That's good for you guys. But I just thought this was more about that. I thought though was something wrong that was happening based on call and capture Nick and Eric Reed based on their experiences. I thought there was something wrong. And that's something had to be fixed. And so now, I see this. And I think maybe there wasn't if they weren't willing to go to trial and willing to go to the means of exposing. Something that they felt strongly about maybe it was nothing in the first place. That's what I feel now. I mean that that they wanna take a check in sign a confidentiality agreement and move on. I don't know if it felt a faith felt that strongly for it. If this was their decision, I'm all for it. I just thought there was something more to this than what just happened. Then just this conclusion time being Eric Green is a Carolina panther just signed a new contract. Con Kabir Nick is not playing football. Still a lot of unknowns. Here. The wheeling and dealing really takes off an indie with GM's and agents on the same turf. It's spent lots of defensive talented hit free agency including dominating and SU who spent last season with the LA Rams on a one year deal worth fourteen million dollars thirty batted passes since entering the NFL in two thousand ten all defensive tackles. That is fifty six sacks ranked third among that position group and it's earned him three. First team all pro selections. Who is a super smart guy? So let's talk Rams. They have a ton of guys scheduled to hit three agency this off season many on the defensive side highlighted Viseu, and including markets Joyner and Dante Fowler on offense. There's running back CJ Anderson who bounced around last seasonable for signing with LA and late December. So with this lieu of unrestricted free agents left play LA or the highway there. They're on the road toward in terms of their salary cap. So they spend or will they not? So you set us up and you can react. Let's start with sue when he I think sue leaves. I think he's highway. I got the call. Rams have bigger problems because the apocalypse has happened. There's no traffic in LA. I don't know how this had nothing and L LA highway that looks like this. But if there were hypothetically one, I think sue is taking the car, I think this was a one year situation all along going forward this year and his greatest it would be to bring him back. There were no offense of lineman on that graphic. We showed they got a couple of those situations to address have they have some they have some issues. They're going to have to for me selfishly this first of all dumb consumer needs to be a bus there needs to be a bus there. And I want to say. LA's here. And I want them to kick that just a one mistake with Aaron Donald this man has earned a lot of money in his career. You missing one thing. He's missing that championship. You've gotta tasted the Super Bowl. You got a good team. Right. That right there. I would say staying in LA, go LA vehicles. We've gone next up Dante Fowler who was a great Pimm season pickup. But I don't know don't they need like a big time pass rusher. Like the lead guy. What do you think? Well, yeah. But the big time pass rushers aren't gonna hit the market. I don't think cloudy cloudy DeMarcus Lawrence Frank seek. They're going to get franchised if they don't get deal. So Byard Fowler starts to look pretty good. And he played well for them. And look their concern. Was that edge rush? They get that great pass Roche with Aaron Donald ensue. But he was good on the edge. Ky-ko's? He stays in a way. I don't think it could franchise him. When there's a reason why he stays in LA, and I'm gonna go this one right here on C that that's bastard than trains rusher. Is it going to speculation station? All right. Lies. He's going to be going around the edge just like that. And then if he leaves Aaron Donald going to feel like that because he had no edge rusher coming off the edge. And you need a presence like that. If you lose sue, you gotta keep hill. You got actually slowing down down with before they got Sally is leaving leaving sex. You gotta keep Aaron Donald happening. I guess. Anyway, who can't wait to see what you have in store? For lamarcus Joyner Marcus Joyner has been franchised two years in a row. So they can't franchise him with third year in a row they were in this position a year ago Tremaine Johnson, and they let him go. And I think lamarcus Joyner is let's put him on a bike. We'll be able to like it through logically responsible here because there's no fat you might as well take the bike. So I think he leaves. I think he gets a big payday somewhere else. And they address safety some other way just there pattern with the franchise tag. I think. After franchising and twice. That's probably. I'd have to say I'm with you on that one. I'll give you up on that one for the marches Joyner. Yeah. Nice kid. I'd say you can't pay everyone maybe a younger player coming up draft pick those younger developer players. They can do it that safety position. You still got Johnson back there? But he's definitely if you if you lied lose him, you'll definitely need somebody to play that middle of the field since he's on a bike ride to the raiders. Continue to bike such. I don't think they need to talk a little offense. C J Anderson often CJ, and boy what a fine he was sitting on his couch. Right. And in November December, and they they brought him in because they didn't think Todd new Todd Gurley was going to miss him games. I think I think I think he leaves. I think because I think after what he did, you know, look for jobs, and where we can get a little more McHugh more carries. Maybe a little more might this is what he did in December January enables him to cash in at least one more time a situation where last year he might have thought Radha time. And maybe it was over. He now has an opportunity he didn't have because of the way he performed for the rent. So I think he goes and get some money. I'm not sure I I don't know how they feel about Todd Gurley. You say one thing I put them your actions, speak another another another another thought in my mind is like why wasn't he utilized? I mean, do you like him that much 'cause there's something going on there? Do you feel like you need to backs? So if they feel that way, this would be be gotta keep so I guess I'm of the middle of the road. You have some young backs and some of them got hurt. So they may be bringing those guys back to replace. Yeah. He put that little guy America's because he's cute. Don't wanna see any of these guys. And there's so many question marks Hunia reinvest in who do you go after? I still think they'll have a strong team next year. I think the Rams destroyed. Very nice there. Good finishing up for the rooms. All right. We use them all the highway. It's NBA all star weekend and this year it's team LeBron against team Greek wreak as captains of the all star game. They got to draft their team. So we got the thinking what if you guys got to draft. Art from the NFL team teddy and team dance favorites. Okay. I'll take the first trip. I pick. One more game calling man. Yes. No. That's not how all right. My first pick overall. I'm going with Patrick Mahomes. I'm taking the league MVP. I want the defenses to respect my passing game. As soon as Mahomes walks on that field lift his arm. Patrick Mahomes did everything he could last year fifty touchdown passes. You see him scrambling around. He had the ability to move the movement, skills and the arm to throw it across field. If he has to I'm going to try to teach him to be safer with his decision making. But he'll be fine about my franchise s got the easiest pick of all time. I know I didn't even I didn't even talk. The only thing I like about it is now I can wait till the end to take a quarterback because I know you're not going to take one. So I'm gonna take I think the best player in the entire deep in Aaron Don, I'm going to best player in the league on either side of the ball this guy twenty and a half sacks from defensive tackle position. Nobody does what this guy does from his position completely unique player. A disruptor gonna be a nightmare for your. Mahomes. Okay. If he's coming after him in this somehow five on five football game. Okay. My second pick. He's so good. And because he's so in east so young that he only needs one name in that state. Kwon, I'm going with saquon Barkley running back the New York Giants. He can do it all for me with that quarterback. He's going to be a threat in the passing game. Just got a hand him off. And we talked about guys back in run without that offense of line in front of a Mickey first-person saquon Barkley. I'm winning some gains on the we saw firsthand this year. Didn't we running behind it up? Offense of line numbers struggling that was gonna be my pick. That was my next pick you've stolen my first two pig. Thank you. So good winning the coin toss or whatever I think this is maybe my next favorite running back in the league. And I liked it Alvin Kamara can catch the ball and he can run the ball. And he can he's an explosive player. I mean this guy can score from anywhere on the field. And I think in a game like this a five on five game where I gotta outscore Patrick Mahomes. I need guys that can hit a fifty yard. Play a sixty yard Blake. And Alvin Kamara can do that for me in a couple of different ways. So he's my running back after you stole saquon from okay for my third pick. I'm going to one of the most explosive humans on the planet, and that's odeal Beckham junior because I'm all about the catch and run the slants low quick screens and also he can take a deep. Everybody knows what he can do. And yes, does he have a little bit to deal with? But I can handle those guys might. You were mature you see young quality individuals. We'll get it done. You did not take my favorite receiver. I like this guy. I love him. I love him hind. He's nothing against del. They're both fantastic. But this guy technician at the position can do everything you need him to do. He's my receiver for whoever my quarterback ends up being. Okay, show me who my fourth. I gotta go deep gonna just. Pass rusher. Khalil Mack one of the best in like that pick. And since I can't get them. I'm going with von who was Khalil Mack before Khalil was. So well, we got our edge rusher who I got on my fifth pick here on Gilmore. You gotta be able to rush the past got score points, obviously run for this and covered down, obviously. And let me go to fund Gilmore best in the business. This year. It might quarterback need one. Need one and better than ever Andrew luck to take on crushing? You you're t-. There's no trust me on this. Exercise. Your Valentine's Day was yesterday. But teddy still crushing on saquon. It was a busy week off season. And even though it's the off season on Friday. Still means challenge flags teddy childish Pozo in honor of the NBA. Also, we can Hitler fadeaway champion right there. And I'm going to challenge. Joe flacco prove Elway right? You've been football limbo for the last year. People people wondering if you still love the game go to Denver have a good off season and work with your teammates. Make the Broncos a contender again in the AFC west Philadelphia Eagles enough with this nonsense with Nick foles. Don't franchise him. Let him walk. I really gaining anything by franchising might even hurt your ability to trade him. I think you gotta just say thanks for the job. Well, done Nick. And let him pick his next. Let him go here. Fader? I'm going chest pass Cleveland Browns. This is your anticipated offseason in fort ever keep it going you have young quarterback and finally hot. Nation for free agents. Don't take your foot off the gas. I'm on somebody like de Ford. John Dory who already grappling keep the momentum. Going to go on the show today. We had raking news and our last few seconds grievance. Resolve it, really surprising the grievance. The Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reed filed against the league for collusion has been resolved. Hopefully, we'll find out how much that cost his blood boiling. Data rates may apply to become okay for men to be Lazier softer fatter. We need to bring the men of this country back to greatness, and it's easier than ever ageless male max patent-pending formula within ingredient that helps boost your total testosterone promoting greater increases in muscle size and twice the reduction of body fat percentage that exercise alone. 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How 'Broadway Joe' redefined the NFL

Retropod

06:32 min | 8 months ago

How 'Broadway Joe' redefined the NFL

"This winter joined the Washington Post in its fight against hunger homelessness and poverty with the contribution to post helping hand to learn more and donate visit post host helping hand dot com. Hey history lovers. I'm Mike Rosen world with retro pod a show about the past rediscovered fifty years ago a few days before his team took the field as huge underdogs in the super bowl. New York jets quarterback Joe Nemeth known and then and forever as Broadway. Joe arrived at a Miami Hotel in a Turquoise Cadillac Nemeth known to sometimes show Eh Games. Still drunk from the previous evening's activities. was there to accept an award. The quarterback sat on the dais next to his companion for the evening. Mr Johnnie Walker wrote Mark Kriegel in his two thousand five biography when it was his turn to speak Namus said I'd like to personally thank all the single girls in New York for their contribution. This was pure Broadway Joe tipsy free willing amorous and so was the cockiness that emerged from his whiskey. Soft lips later the jets will win in Sunday and said `I garin teeth. I the colts win by a large score. Today I'm GonNa say Baltimore Colts by a score of thirty five to ten. I think New York to win forty one thirty one. Nemo's prediction wasn't just hockey. It was really New York over forty one called the his opponent. The the Baltimore Colts were seventeen point favorites nameless knees were beat up. The colts have the second most potent offense in football in the best defense. Some were predicting a blowout. They said that it couldn't be done. But it has been near. The Third Super Bowl could gets one sixteen to seven was named most valuable player. Performance wasn't all that stellar. He didn't even throw a touchdown. But in critical wrote the moment itself took Namus fame and pro football's popularity to different planet in fame's pecking checking order. Nemeth suddenly outrank Sinatra. The biographer wrote. Actually at that moment he outranked just about everybody who wasn't a beetle doc attendance around the NFL Sword Soda TV or ship particularly with the launch of Monday night football the following season. The League made sure that Nemeth in the jets played in that inaugural game he's going NBA. Joe Name. After George Sauer for the touchdown everyone wanted a piece of Nemeth especially reporters profiles of Nemeth for the nineteen seventies equivalent of Click Bait legendary columnist. Jimmy Breslin wrote a famous story about Nemeth For New York magazine entitled Nemeth All night long in it. He compared the quarterback hanging out at a bar to Babe Ruth hanging out at a bar. I saw ruth once when he came off the golf course and walked into the bar at the Old Bailey side course in queens president wrote in one shot. He swallowed the mixing Xing Glass Ice Chunks. And everything else. He slapped the mixing glass down instead. Give me another one of these things kid. The place went went nuts. It is the same thing when you stand at the bar with Joe Namath. Life went on like this for awhile not surprisingly Nemeth endured his fair share of busted relationships drunk driving charges bad business. The steals fading playing ability in then of course fading fame drinking was the biggest problem. Nemeth was an alcoholic alcoholic. He settled down in Nineteen eighty-four marrying Deborah. mays woman he met at a voice class with her insistence. Nemeth was able to quit drinking a few years later but after they divorced in two thousand Nemeth began heavily drinking again leading to one of the ugliest and most embarrassing moments of his life during a jets game in two thousand three Nemeth wearing his old number and obviously heavily intoxicated intoxicated was interviewed on the sideline by ESPN reporter. Suzy Kolber he answered one of her questions in a truly shocking way. What does it mean to you at now? Team is struggling kiss. I couldn't care less about the teams throttling Nemeth apologized and entered Rehab. Namus is seventy five years old. It's easier for him to look back now on that improbable win and understand and just how much it changed his life and sports forever. I think about it now. He recently told the New York Daily News. But at the time time I didn't understand what was taking place that was beyond what I was thinking about. All I was thinking about was playing in the biggest game game of our lives. I'm Mike Rosenfeld. Thanks for listening for more forgotten stories from history St visit Washington Post Dot com slash retro pod contributions to post helping hand go directly to services run by beneficiaries bright beginnings and St village and so others might eat that provides shelter food education and other services to those less fortunate in The Washington D._C.. Region learn more at post helping hand dot com.

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How 'Broadway Joe' redefined the NFL

Retropod

06:14 min | 1 year ago

How 'Broadway Joe' redefined the NFL

"Richard pod is sponsored by T. Rowe price. Are you looking to learn a thing or two about getting your finances in order saving and investing? Check out the confident wallet a personal finance podcast series by T. Rowe price and the Washington Post brand studio find it wherever you get your podcasts. Hey history lovers. I'm Mike Rosen walled with retro pod. A show about the past rediscovered. Fifty years ago a few days before his team took the field as huge underdogs in the Super Bowl. New york. Jets quarterback. Joe Nemeth known then and forever as Broadway. Joe arrived at a Miami hotel in a turquoise Cadillac. Nemeth known to sometime show up at games still drunk from the previous evening's activities was there to accept an award. The quarterback sat on the dais next to his companion for the evening. Mr. Johnnie Walker wrote Mark Kriegel in his two thousand five biography when it was his turn to speak name is said I'd like to personally thank all the single girls in New York for their contribution. This was pure Broadway. Joe tipsy free willing amorous. And so was the cockiness that emerged from his whiskey. Soft lips later. The jets will win Sunday and said, 'i Garin teeth. I think the poet colts could win by a large score today. So I'm going to say Baltimore Colts by a score of thirty five to ten. I pick New York to win forty one thirty one. Namus prediction wasn't just talking. It was insane. You really think New York on the called the? He's in Ponant. The Baltimore Colts were seventeen point favorites. Namus knees were beat up the colts have the second. Most potent offense in football in the best defense some were predicting a blowout yours. They said. Said that it couldn't be done, but it has been near at the third Super Bowl. Gets one sixteen to seventy though Nemeth was named most valuable player because performance wasn't all that stellar. He didn't even throw a touchdown. But Kriegel wrote to moment itself took nemo's fame and pro football's popularity to a different planet in Fame's pecking order Nemeth, suddenly outrank Sinatra the biographer wrote actually at that moment he outright just about. Everybody who wasn't a beetle. Attendance around the NFL sword. So did TV viewership particularly with the launch of Monday night football the following season. The league made sure that Nemeth and the jets played in that inaugural game. He's going be. Joe name George Sauer for the touchdown. Everyone wanted a piece of meat especially reporters profiles of Nemeth for the nineteen seventies equivalent of click bait legendary columnist Jimmy breslin Rhody famous story about Nemeth for New York magazine, titled Nemeth all night long in it. He compared the quarterback hanging out at a bar to Babe Ruth hanging out at a bar. I saw Ruth once when he came off the golf course and walked into the bar at the old bayside course, in queens preson wrote in one shot he swallowed the mixing glass, ice chunks and everything else. He slapped the mixing glass down and said give me another one of these things kid. The place went nuts. It is the same thing. When you stand at the bar with Joe Namath. Life went on like this for a while. Not surprisingly Nemeth endured his fair share of busted relationships drunk driving charges bad business deals fading playing ability in then, of course, fading fame. Drinking was the biggest problem Nemeth was an alcoholic. He settled down in nineteen Eighty-four marrying, Deborah Mays woman. He met at a voice class with her insistence Nemeth was able to quit drinking a few years later. But after they divorced in two thousand Nemeth began heavily drinking again leading to one of the ugliest and most embarrassing moments of his life during a jets game in two thousand three Nemeth wearing his old number and obviously heavily intoxicated was interviewed on the sideline by ESPN reporters Suzy kolber, he answered one of her questions in a truly shocking way. Now in the team is struggling over the kiss. I couldn't care less about the teams throughout googling. Namus apologized and entered rehab. Nemeth is seventy five years old. It's easier for him to look back now on that improbable win and understand just how much it changed his life in sports forever. I think about it. Now, he recently told the new York Daily News. But at the time, I didn't understand what was taking place that was beyond. What I was thinking about all I was thinking about was playing in the biggest game of our lives. I'm Mike Rosen Rosenthal. Thanks for listening for more forgotten stories from history. Visit Washington Post dot com slash retro pot.

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Joe Namath, Legendary QB

The Sporting Life with Jeremy Schaap

25:16 min | 1 year ago

Joe Namath, Legendary QB

"This is the sporting life on E._S._P._N.. Radio and the E._S._p._N.. APP here's Jeremy Schaap this week. We're joined by one of the iconic figures from the world of sports in the last a half century. He was the winning quarterback in Super Bowl three which is one of the great upsets ever in sports. He is a member of the pro football hall of fame and he is the author of a new memoir all the way my life in four quarters orders to pleasure to welcome to the sporting life the one and only the Great Joe Nemeth Joe. Thank you for being with us <hes> Jeremy. Thank you for having me man. It's always a treat hearing and talking with you. Thank you Joe. That means a lot now you you know <hes> this new book of yours is your first memoir. Since one you wrote half a century ago <hes> with somebody named Dick Schaap and it was called. I can't wait until tomorrow. 'CAUSE I get better looking every everyday you waited a long time <hes> to update your fans on your life since those moments in the aftermath of nineteen sixty nine in super bowl three. Why did you write this book now? Well actually I was approached by a publisher because of our fiftieth anniversary coming up which is this year sixty nine when we won the championship game and this what this goes back about a year and a half ago Jeremy and I had no intentions at all of writing a book or being a part of it it is a collective effort a team effort. I might add is you know <hes> certainly my work with your dad. That was joyful and doing this book. It was <hes> <hes> it was tedious. It was <hes> pretty tough <hes> going for a good while but we got it accomplished accomplished and I'm happy that we did. I had a lot of help from <hes> <hes> Sean Mortimer of course <hes> Co writer and <hes> my daughter Jessica without them man I couldn't <hes> accomplished it and Jeremy it made sense <hes> to be able to utilize our team's history for the jets fans in that occasion and pro football that meant so much along along with <hes> some experiences that I've had over the years and really wanting to share them with a group that <hes> may need some encouragement or may need some help so I enjoyed it. You're talking about jets fans a group that might need encouragement. Oh Hey that's fun of it. Yeah I was talking about those of us that may have had an addiction dealing <hes> in a better fashion with that in the jet fans do have an addiction do those jets Donovan Yeah. We're pulling for him and <hes> it's been tough man <hes> things <hes> hopefully will get better this season would love to see the jets that get to the play offs and win the championship. UPI unshipped the jets fans deserve it speaking with Joe Namath whose new book is all the way my life in four quarters Joe Joey fifty years ago at this time. You were working with my dad on that first memoir. I can't wait until tomorrow. 'CAUSE I get better looking every day with the famous cover where it's just a head shot of you <hes> and here we are half century later in the jets have yet to not only win another super bowl but even reach another super bowl but this book is about out much more as you just suggested than football <hes> it is about addiction and it is about a sobriety is about finding serenity and peace in your life. There's a lot of candor in this book. What was it like opening those veins? In writing about it well it was <hes> I did that enthusiastically Jeremy I tell you since <hes> I had the <hes> public incident <hes> with Suzy Kolber that night <hes> at a jet game <hes> <hes> that <hes> brought to reality to me that I did need some help and I reached out and I got the help I got some education and it's an ongoing effort certainly but moving around the country I I I've had people and still do to this day that will walk up to me <hes> in an airport in a grocery store the gas station and just say very softly <hes> Joe. I'm a friend of Bill's and that's meaning meaning <hes> alcoholics anonymous <hes> a form of addiction the alcohol of course and they said well man you know I it dawned on me that they didn't need to whisper that you see we all have some difficulties yes and <hes> I don't believe in <hes> <hes> filling the shame of having an addiction if we have a chance to overcome it and get together and work toward a better life and <hes> whether it's drugs whether it's alcohol <hes> whether it's food we need one another to help us out and so <hes> <hes> I believe like Shit team effort to man and <hes> <hes> so those that do have addictions. I WANNA encourage them to to not hide it but get out there say help you know be loud about it because there are ways to improve the life speaking Joe Nemeth again his new book is all the way my life in four quarters and Joe You <hes> you were one of the biggest stars in the world not just one of the biggest sports stars in the mid nineteen sixties and then up through the nineteen seventies and you've you've remained in the public eye for so long. What was it like dealing with an alcohol addiction alcoholism while at the same time you are expected to be this public person and that's how you made your living for so long well actually Jimmy? I I got lucky early on in my marriage <hes> <hes> in about after a year and a half into my marriage back in eighty seven <hes> actually got married in eighty five <hes> <hes> but <hes> boy now eighty four got married but my wife came to me and she said you've got a drinking problem and <hes> I want you to stop. I want you to go get help and that and that scared me. That's scared me at that time thinking about having a problem but also embarrassed me about going to get help thinking that hey wait a minute. I can't do this on my how my own. I don't have the strength to do this. So <hes> I did stop drinking. I promised her I would check in and get help if I didn't stop and I stopped drinking cold Turkey for thirteen and a half years and found an excuse now this is <hes> part of my education <hes> when I say found an excuse <hes> that's how I went back back to drinking. I basically found an excuse to go back to drinking and <hes> that led me <hes> for another <hes> couple years into the situation <hes> <hes> where I was <hes> out of control I embarrassed totally <hes> <hes> I saw that once in my these years Jeremy on television and <hes> and it was recent that I did see it and I was just knocked off my I don't know I embarrassed my family <hes> friends and everything so I knew I needed help and I went to get help and <hes> I did <hes> checked in and got some guidance I after that I got my friends with day and <hes> I've been lucky life's been good and it will continue to be good. It's <hes> addiction comes like we said earlier I said. Earlier in all forums man and we need help from one another to be able to kick it and deal with it and I hope people out there that <hes> have that question you know. Do I have a problem. If you think you have a problem problem you got that question. You need to go find out and and get some help. Joining US new book is all the way my life in four quarters and you tell the story of Your Life Joe through the device of the four quarters of Super Bowl all three the sixteen to seven victory which you guaranteed so famously that week in Miami win the game <hes> was coming up and of course the first two super bowls had been blowout wins for the Green Bay packers. I against the chiefs go against the raiders when the game was approaching in the days before it. Did you have any sense of how big a deal it might be if you one not necessarily if we want Jimmy <hes>. I knew it was a big deal. We couldn't lose weight. There was no room to lose the game not only for our team of course but the league the A._F._l.. <hes> we were fans <hes> when we watched that first championship game of the Green Bay Packers Kansas Kansas City chiefs <hes> okay so the packers were the better team we saw that next game they played the packers and the Oakland Raiders <hes> well. You know what those packers were better team and the football world around the country. <hes> justifiably figured well that N._F._l.. You know they're they're stronger than the A._F._l.. A._F._l.. Just you know they're not there yet. As a team has league. We knew we had to win as a player. What would you dream of man young player in Little League or junior high high school? You want to get to the championship game and as a pro playing for the championship man the World World Championship in that sport was just absolutely wonderful to work. Go through the valleys that we went through to get to that opportunity you man yeah. We knew how big it was us and you know the the the guarantee was a Toco Chew Banks Certainly <hes> a distraction and he's right about that but I simply expressed what I honest to God felt and believe and was talking to my teammates and fans man on how we felt about this game going in and <hes> we ended up <hes> I mean our defense ed those guys off the scoreboard they they didn't get on the scoreboard till late and we were out there and <hes> it was a turning point no doubt because the next one the Kansas City chiefs beat the Minnesota Vikings and the A._F._l.. And the N._F._l.. Went into the merger with two championships of peace you know when you win that Super Bowl Your you had twenty six years old <hes> you one of the biggest figures on the sports landscape and beyond that you're part of the counter culture in a way you are <hes> you are a modern athlete cut an entirely different mold from your childhood hero. Johnny United's the Great Colts quarterback <hes> <hes> who had been coached by Weepu Bankin who also grown up in western Pennsylvania. Did you have a sense at the time of what you meant is a cultural figure beyond sports in why you were so important to so many young people in particular you know Jeremy. I didn't know I didn't but I was living it. That was a part of my life. This is a part of what I know. <hes> going with the music <hes> the Woodstock before Woodstock the Vietnam War the the same wait a minute <hes> we we could express ourselves and publicly we. We're expressing ourselves backing our military but wondering what we're doing over there <hes>. <hes> the tire was different. <hes> we were different than old school trying to trying to be different maybe than old school and I I was right in the flow of things and enjoying every minute of it it and we looked at the A._F._l.. <hes> players as a new group of guys <hes> still dealing with a wonderful sport but <hes> the N._F._L.'s <hes> style was <hes> a little bit old and <hes> we just enjoyed <hes> the whole happening man from those lights late sixties on you. What are the things Joe that over the years anybody who's been around you? <hes> who's follow your career. It has been sure to notice is that you never you never <hes> complained. He never complained or used as an excuse all the injuries that you had <hes> you you were hobbled old seriously hobbled <hes> in the years following super bowl three by injuries and you didn't get to realize all of your potentials. A quarterback is great as your career was <hes> it could have been greater. What would you ever allow yourself to feel? Sorry <hes> for yourself because of the injuries and the fact that you couldn't show everybody just how good you were now. I think there's a misperception on the part of many that you were overrated when in fact you're someone who had all these great skills but got injured you Jimmy. I sure I thought about those things I thought about what could have been or how how it might have felt out. Go injury free and play but <hes> this starts at home. Most things do start at home and <hes> whenever I think of my older brothers <hes> especially they don't WanNa hear excuses about things you know they I was fortunate. I had a terrific experience. <hes> at our doctor Orthopedist with the New York jets got me ready enough doctor Nicholas Nicholas Yeah Dr Jim Nicholas <hes> <hes> to shit to be fixed the knee my right knee to start with and it wasn't perfect but it was man we did it. You Know Jeremy <hes> to this day <hes> and there were a lot of injuries <hes> that we could talk about <unk> out but there are other players that have had worse injuries you know and <hes> I I'm thankful that we were able to win the championship and thankful for the connection to the teammates coaches and fans and and and <hes> I don't even go back and thinking about the injuries other than <hes> there were times Baker. Hey Man you know if I didn't do this. What would have been like this <hes>? I'll tell you Jeremy my my junior in college. <hes> actually sophomore I saw wanted to Beta best running backs I've ever seen in my life at Alabama named Mike F- rocky <hes> get a torn ligaments in his knee and <hes> he he was just absolutely wonderful reminded me of a thoroughbred man stallion running around that track and field he could never play again after that <hes> I saw athletes get hurt. Even call McAdams Adams one of our defensive linemen stepping off the curb and tearing Achilles Tendon he would have been a great linebacker but he was on tough he ended up playing in the middle of the defensive line <hes> but serious injuries head injuries back injuries theresa now I consider myself lucky I really did in the good Lord tests in different ways that and <hes> I just needed to play through some things and was fortunate enough to be able to do it if you were playing today Joe. I mean the way that athletes approached the game. Now where it's three hundred sixty five days a year and it's you know the Diet and the <hes> training and the constant <hes> on the part of many <hes> care for their are their bodies and their souls. How do you think your career would be different if you were coming up today? Oh Wow you know the athlete. Today is certainly better than yesteryear because of the reasons you just mentioned as well as the coaches and the training techniques we have coach Bellas check <hes> to start with up there New England but he goes back maybe to help us in Lombardy and even you back. You know you learn from your predecessors coach Bryan. You mentioned <hes> these these coaches learn from the other coaches before them. Things are better in all sports today. No doubt the golfers look what they're doing the tennis players heck. It's crazy we still have the old basic problems these racial issues and unbiased and all that stuff you know with the world but <hes> there's no doubt <hes> <hes> sports is much better and <hes> Hey Jeremy we. I didn't get drinking water. We didn't get drinking water on a practice field or basketball court until my senior year in college in Nineteen Sixty four coach Bryan gathered us together reluctantly look. We're GONNA. We're GonNa let you all take water break here. <hes> don't practice <hes> medical staff thinks they need to you need to replenish some fluids there so we'll go ahead and do that with that was sixty four coach Shula. Don Shula went to the Miami Dolphins in nineteen seventy and you know what they're Gander said it and Jake Scott. These cats told me man they practice three times a day in nineteen seventy. They still weren't getting fluids leads on the practice field here in Miami. <hes> things were different. <hes> the medical people have improved a great deal too so <hes> <hes> WOULDA COULDA Shoulda yeah but sir words that it <hes> try not to use like what would it have been like what could have done and I added that yeah but Jeremy Because you may remember Don Colostrum Don Colossus Amended General Manager of the Baltimore Colts Colts. The Houston oilers Los Angeles Rams. He added <hes> to the would've could've should've list yeah but no yeah but because invariably but it'd be business meetings things are player meetings with coaches. Coach says something they'll be a player sitting out there yeah but cook no no excuse me just listen and do it my way do it our way so what could've should've been yeah but <HES> I try to avoid those speaking with Joe Namath. His new book is all the way my life in four quarters and Joe <hes> it would just personally. I don't even know what the question here is but <hes> because you and my father were closely together not only in the book I can't wait until tomorrow but also <hes> the Joe Nemeth show which was short lived but should have had a longer life span. I did you ever go back and watch the JOE. Davis showed that <hes> the my father was part of with you Jeremy I your father was one of the best friends I had in life. It was too short a spread <hes>. I didn't realize how important that show was could have been had we on on <hes> Your Dad was responsible ensemble for putting that whole thing together and getting the <hes> guest we had on there which were wonderful and <hes> it was one of the first shows <hes> the classic sports network was able to get when they started their network. <hes> it was joyful. It took place <hes> the only day of the week that I had off from practice and playing and <hes> again. I didn't have the knowledge I didn't. No <hes> how important that could've been I didn't have the passion <hes> to appreciate their educational appreciate what was taking place at the time I well if you haven't seen the show this for audience I yeah I mean it is really a time capsule back to the late sixties. I mean you guys are sitting on that set. You know there's there's booze their cigarettes. There's all kinds of sexual innuendo. You guys are talking about things. You couldn't get away with now in two thousand nineteen. I don't know if you remember you used to have this special like surprise guest in correct me if I'm wrong joe but I think it's your friend and Margaret is the surprise guest in the audience one week and she's asking the surprise Nice question. You know what I'm talking about. You remember this yeah it. She says she stands out as we have a question from the audience you know my father says in a WHO stands up an Margaret where the biggest stars in the world when the big sex symbols at the time of course and she says Joe Joe to what you attribute your quick release. I'm even surprised I'm saying this on radio and your answer which I'm sure you've forgotten is fear and excitement. Ah guys got away with it was just <hes> it's really remarkable. Yeah reminded me of the show. George Segal was Allah Muhammad. Ali and legal had just <hes> <hes> finish the movie with Barbara streisand. I think it was the island the pussycat that's right that's right and <hes> they had a nude scene in there and we had to take a break. Your Dad picked up on it because Muhammad was stone silent over aware while we were talking about George's explaining it and <hes> I father looked at <hes> Muhammed says what do you think about this thing Muhammad and he said I am a Muslim minister and you're talking about about nudity and sex up here what happened that you know that's it. We took a break right then and I don't know how we cut around the things but <hes> <hes> I it was <hes> an interesting time and <hes> of course Mohammed was wanted a great v. graders all right personality guys <hes> you had to know to really appreciate them. Now you guys on the set of that particular shows I recall. We're speaking with Joe Nemeth. His new book is all the way my life in four quarters. It seems like you you and Mohamed almost get into a fight because you kinda calling him out on on Joe Frazier whether or not although he was banned at the time who stuck Joe Frazier you might have a little bass ackward. Your Dad might've been calling them out. I'm not going to be calling Muhammad outer caches before that no I wouldn't be calling my Joe Frazier. You Know Philadelphia Pennsylvania Guide to everybody wanted to see that get together together and brought back memories go into Madison Square Garden and seeing that I fight to man what a night that was eighth nineteen seventy-one probably the biggest sports event of all time Joe. You've been very generous with your time and I know you've we've got a lot of publicity do for this book <hes> Joe name its first memoir since nineteen sixty nine when I can't wait until tomorrow was published but before I let you go and again a really have a question here. I just wanted to say you because of the connection between Tween a you and my dad people sometimes ask me and I've had the privilege of doing stories with you over the years. People say what's Joe Nemeth like and I always say Joe. Nemeth is a gentleman Joe. Nemeth is a great gentleman. He's kind and he's warm. I've never heard him say a bad word about another human being. I've been fortunate to know you <hes> my whole life and <hes> I'm <hes> among many people who I think if it's the right way I put it <hes> thinks this book is terrific the candor with which you've told your story and you offered yourself up as an inspiration other people who've dealt with addiction issues so I just wanted to say that.

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"Pardon the interruption. But I'm Mike will bond Tonia town main searching for the person who's been throwing bags of soiled adult diapers house of his car. Dr Tony Kornheiser. WanNa throw them out in my neighborhood. You know what he's been yeah. I went to Maine. They long way when I got the only of the fifty or forty eight content fifty never been to Maine. Quick trip from ball wanted New Hampshire. I've been throughout New England. But you haven't been what is going to get you the main. I'm not sure anything is gonna I mean you just don't look like an L.L. Bean kind of guy in a Celtic series on. Maybe that's all I got doc. It's close just drive in plant the flag and leave we're going to beat. Ti Boys and girls in today's episode. The Ravens beat the niners. Pretty Kitchens wants wants you to lay off the honor and the NFC East Stink Dell's bad but we begin today with what feels like the bottoming out of the New England patriots. The Patriots lost in in Houston last night. Twenty eight to twenty two but it was not a close game Houston was up. Twenty eight nine and Tom Brady was seen in the first half telling receivers quote you've gotta get get faster unquote will bond. Was this just one bad loss for the Patriots or sign of deeper issues. It's not a sign of deeper issues. They've had issues. We thought were deep much of the season and they have to do with the offense and what they don't have they don't. They're not able to explode. Tom Brady can screaming people to Facet. Thank God nobody screaming at him to get faster Sir not to see what's eighteen or so seriously I mean just because you're the golden boy does it mean you can't be a little and came back and said he was. He loves playing with these guys. He was trying to get them going understand that so what his job is but Tony. I'M NOT GONNA give up on them because every year. There's something that's supposed to be wrong on deficient with the Patriots and wait. We're still talking about them a week in the February so I'm not ready to to give in. Though we both agree that it would be insane to count them out. He'll bell a chicken too good coach and the teams that have beaten them badly Baltimore and Houston probably have to play them again in the playoffs and Belichick pick really loses twice in the same year. But what is significant as those two teams have run pass quarterbacks and their defense which has been great against against everybody else hasn't been great against them and their offense or something out the second time around. Maybe yes. I do do what their offense doesn't didn't exist at the moment. And you were fond of saying Gronkowski doesn't mean that much but it does mean a lot. They don't Josh Gordon and they don't have Antonio Brown so when Brady says get faster. It's 'cause there's no separation let me give you a statistical line that you're gonNA find fascinating. This is Tom Brady from week. Four on he's thirtieth in completion percentage. He's thirtieth in yards per attempt. He's twenty ninth and Passer Rating. That's Mitch Trubisky Land. Okay and ten is the did the other day. He's GonNa Coach right through Bisky does it. Here's what he'll do if he has to do he'll wind up in the single wing if he asked to and beat people and you they score score power running game. They got five weeks to figure it out. You Watch Sony. Michelle did not want any any words to sit here. You lucky that I can't get the clips that I'm not technologically savvy enough to go back and get a few years ago when you said. This is what they can't do. They can't do this anymore. The sayas asphalt. This is why I've said wait. It's insane to count them out this time. It looks like there. It looks like they're going to have to get resourceful. Okay better awake give faster Tom. Brady Bring Antonio Brown. No no I would. How many Super Bowls Antonio Brown one anywhere? I'd bring him back. I try. You'd be drug tested after that. I drug test you the game. That was incessantly hyped going into the weekend niners Ravens. Ravens delivered the forty niners defense. Lamar Jackson the Ravens Defense. Jimmy G. each was great in his own way. All the separated separated probably the two best teams in the NFL was a forty nine yard game winning kick through the wind. The rain by probably a future hall of Famer told to Baltimore's eighth straight. Eight win convince you. The Ravens are a better team convinced as an interesting word. No is my answer to convinced you get three points for being the home team team. Baltimore's the home team. They won by. They won by three now now. What I don't noses? They seem to San Francisco which has a Greek defense seemed to be able to figure Out How to stop Lamar Jackson's past. He only had one hundred nine yards. That's not much couldn't stop running the critical question for me if they meet again. And we'd all love to see a rematch. That the the critical question for me is. How much does the wet field detract from Lamar Jackson's ability to run and pass? That's that's what I don't know I don't know I don't know what he's run. The Super Bowl could have some rain. You only time. It's ever rained was him at a super bowl was in Miami. So that that that could happen. I I'm not gonNA count on it but Tony this evening game. It's a great game. Yes no criticism about this game or to me for either team and I know you know the forty niners wanted to get back on a roll here going into the playoffs. But they weren't GonNa Roll Through Baltimore yesterday. I thought it was significant. They may Baltimore Punt a couple of times. They held Baltimore to the Ravens. Lowest Point total of the year. That's Baltimore can hang forty on virtually anybody and they have. That's so so. I thought this is something that was a nice spectacle. Neither team proved it was better than the other they look dead. Both teams proved they belong in the upper echelon of the in class. Let me go to Justin Tucker for a second because you said he's a probable hall of fame. Yeah Guy This statistic that is mind blowing is when he gets out there and they show under his name Ainsworth attempting his thirty eighth straight. Fourth quarter field. Is that clarity enough for you. It is wow it is wow so that came over him right. I mean he's an opera singer fascinating guy so he could tell the NFL up yours if he wanted to if he likes doing it must love doing it. And he's the best at it so we would like to see them again. Not so fast. I don't see you know. I hope Garoppolos as good as you think he is the Philadelphia Eagles totally gag yesterday in Miami Dolphins team. That is no longer tanking. Apparently this came a few days after Buffalo. Beat Dialysis Alice's brains out in Dallas Amazingly. Not only is Jason Garrett still employed but the Washington redskins are wait for still alive to win the NFC east the worst division in football. We're gone someone has to win this division. Will it being Dallas cowboys. The skit over even if they lose the bears Thursday night Chicago still be the most of them will be up so the eagles stink stink and if it seems like I'm taking a little bit the joy out of the Cook because I am because I've thought even Philadelphia even know Nick. Foles is benched and not even part of inviting events wearing an eagles uniform seems juice. He's done but they kept the wrong quarterback for that team and the coach seems to be on the arrogant train. You know every week of his life. He's one he's got a ring taken away from them. But you know what you can do you can say. What are you done for me lately? You doing nothing. So here's what happened happen to them yesterday. It's the most embarrassing touchdown every given up in which though under a hundred the kicker throws the ball to the trade play which by the way leads me to believe that the Guy who was coaching at Miami who came from the Patriots rose. He's doing knows what he's doing. Now to your point about Doug Peterson. Here's a quote from him. Today I'm disgusted. I'm mad. I'm angry so angry with himself as well. Using doused is going to win. I want want to say to you. The Dallas is going to win because I think the Eagles Eagles have lost dread. What the three in a row and five out of seven but don't get their schedule? This is what they have because redskins are not GonNa win it. The Eagles have the giants. They have the redskins the cowboys at home. They can look they stink. Are you paying attention attention. This is like in the college football which will get to with dopes started September. Say We'll if they run the table and no one they have average. Speak to the camera for you and for me. What not that long ago? That was the best division in fact they had. It's Shitty Johnson and Joan Campbell. Bill parcells buddy right every year. The Best Division football stink. I ninety five. It is talked for you isn't it. I ninety five six harding's out to join a disheartened. You were texting tornado Saturday. I I was I over. Ohio State Michigan then Alabama Auburn. They will other relevant outcomes like Utah. Oklahoma Wisconsin one. But let's concentrate on the biggies Ohio state obliterating Jim Harbaugh and meet again in the big house. No less an auburn. Hang in forty eight on Nick Sabin and Bama so which one of these results. What is more significant to you? Thought about this. I think it is Alabama losing to Auburn because Alabama is now effectively. Done that affectively done. They're taking a weird because now they're left with two losses and the inability to get into a conference championship. Even in had Ohio State lost to Michigan. Come back well. They were one loss team. They were going to the conference champion. Not Going to be eliminated no matter what and for that reason and for the fact that that's one of the greatest college games I've ever seen I'm going to say Alabama Auburn that game name Auburn Alabama elicited more shrieks in my house than any game in the last couple years. Probably just another Alabama great. It was a great game. Tony and I understand what you're saying because one team was eliminated at the Ohio state wasn't going to be but Tony House. They went in there and got a significant victory over gotten hot. That's Michigan team that we know had to be desperate. Although the Ohio State House it makes a convincing case as players and coaches because they know these people in the office and they they grew up in a border war. It's a local thing. Ohio State Michigan and the Ohio State. People look right into the camera and say they don't take it seriously enough they see it on the record they say it and they may. They've made me believe it. And so I thought that was more significant to me house as the best team in the country they now now have one of the two or three best victories. LSU You could argue has the best victory. You could argue now that Auburn even though there are three loss team has the best victory but but well I mean I just want to go back to Auburn for a second because what turns out in hindsight to be the critical play of the game is when Malzahn got them to put one second can on the clock right before Him who was gonNA kick the. NFL went out there and kicked a forty eight yard field goal or something like that. Yeah and those three points were very big deal in the end for the kicker the way it ended the kicker Donkin it for Alabama you was sure was going to go to overtime. I mean that that is a game. Where when you get done with that game you say that's great and because overtime how about this saving and Bella check lose on the same weekend for the first time I yeah I think eleven year? It's rare now. I will say as you know. Eight years saving sanctimonious but I thought they got hosed at the end of the first half because of the world. Let's take a break coming up the charges find a new way to lose. And should we suddenly trust the chiefs. You know what I'm interested now in the rankings. Takings tomorrow night you like Utah Right. You'd think she'd get in. I think Oklahoma. Should I like I like Oklahoma as we walked suburban suburban garden gnome Catholic Catholic without disturbing it. You notice that it moves like not at all. It's inanimate and utterly without brain function but despite Matt when it got nobody hears about how gyco not only saves people money but also gives them access to licensed agents twenty four seven online and over the phone. It's clear to them. You should switch switch because yes switching to geico is a no brainer on second. Thought Maybe Dump Water Garden gnomes to carefully people might talk in Male time where you get the chance to be on TV. You know low. Rents way you're here. We go to the charges. Have Anything to complain about on that. Pass interference call for safety. Do Tony did I mean look all these calls now everything thing. They got tangled. You call in live time. I was watching that because only three games on late and I just thought data catchable ball to you yes. I don't think it's catching I think it's catchable. I just got tangled incidental contact. Would you recall that. No there's fourteen seconds left to go. I don't think it's catchable and I don't think you have to call. They're going to go to overtime. This is an unbelievable statistic about the chargers. They're four and eight all all seven seven points or fewer here is a quote from the very good running back Austin Equa quote. It seems like we're literally trying to figure out every way you pasta. If vote the they could the season could be really really different. especially if you get one or two of those early and and you don't start this streak deeply about your season about the way you go about your short. There's an eagles most disappointing on. I'm GONNA give you know we'll both in the NFC say the bears. Eagles don't save him six. Come on stop Freddie Kitchens. No IT'S CLEVELAND. That's who so it is. That's WHO this Cleveland. All these KNUCKLEHEAD dopes out there Cleveland is going to the Super Bowl. Is Freddie Kitchens. Right not to blame his Pittsburgh. Berg started it t shirt. The browns lost so let's the scene. He has this t shirt that says Pittsburgh started an obvious reference to the myles Garrett he he goes to the movies he's wearing it. He gets photographed wearing his daughters gave it to him and he says his daughters want him to wear it and he says what's the big deal. I'm wearing a jacket over it except you not wearing a jacket over in when you take the picture. Okay then he says it has nothing to do with the loss. Let me tell you this when he he gets fired heart of because he wore that t shirt. Because you know what Mike players can do. That coaches can't do that nothing often to do with the loss and it will have lots to do with him being canned and he's going to be canned and he should be canned because you can't fire half the players there's an browns which they should do okay but it was just dopey you talk about optics. Your coach shouldn't be involved in all Hopi. No no you you let you got a Lotta Dope on the Cleveland browns roster. Letting them handle that. I didn't. They may do Beckham and Landry. You think he'd be happy we got your. Can you tell them to take that other dope back dope. Are you buying that. The chiefs defense is suddenly an asset. I don't know I mean. They have seventeen and nine in consecutive weeks to the charges and the raiders and they've division six passes. I know these are good things. And when you win envision games like that and your defense dominated steps up. Let me say this is good. They go to New England this week. Let's see if they can do it again. And the circumstances Bloomberg has no offense favourable. There's no offense. Let's see okay so let me explain. You'RE GONNA take Kansas City in that Game New England me explain to people why their defense looks good because Patrick Mahomes has back and Patrick mahomes gets a big lead. And when the chiefs get a big lead you can no longer run the ball even though you can run into all day you can you got to pass so you know right when they say about the women's but I need to see the New England has some sort of an offense. Are you last year. was that came. Came forty five forty something that those are not going to be where you're gonNA take come on a spa. I know I'M GONNA take I'm GonNa Take New England again when you are. So that's what are you gonNA take. You know what I'm taking you. England deluca Dodge proved. That Lebron and the Lakers aren't as good good as they have looked. So let me put the glasses on. Because I WANNA make get this right. Don Just had twenty seven points ten assists nine rebounds which by the way he gets just about every gate us except zapped against the clippers. So let's talk about the Lakers for a second. The Lakers were seventeen and two before that game. Did anybody really think they were GonNa go seventy seven and five. Because I did not doc. The Lakers are three and three against teams five hundred and better and something oh against teams that are under. In December eighteen. Eighty plays a tough hand. They play ten teams five hundred or better. You know at the end of the year. Do I think they're one of the four or five best teams. Yeah but do I think they're head and shoulders no head and shoulders above seventeen. Three's all you can do no matter what schedule is better than that. I mean that that that that pace is out to something in you know like you said well something in twelve seventy six hundred hundred fourteen something like that. Yeah so they've done what they can do. Now we're going to find out what else they can do. I just didn't do the dodgers to last night. was you better sir. Watching him you gotTa Clicker Click on Sundays for a couple of minutes traffic. Watch Luca Danni not female. Let's take one last break. Still Dot Com. Is the Nick foles era already over in Jacksonville restarted in Philly ended. Jared Dolphins Sean McVeigh turn it around with that big win over the cars. That was a big win against the division team but no they're still way back up the teams in their own division. 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Rodgers threw four touchdown passes to beat the giants. There's a point in every game where every quarterback is trapped going to the wrong side with no one open only two quarterbacks though somebody open Rogers in the homes. That's it that's the list rodgers can do some of this stuff because he was such a great athlete in everything. SC He was great on the golf course yes he was a great basketball player. High School could've played college basketball. That was goes back to a quarterback graded everything happy anniversary Miami Dolphins on this day thirty four years ago Monday night football. The Dolphins handed the bears. They're only lawsuit off the screen. The bears at the time with twelve and Owen so was poetic that the dolphins the only only undefeated champion ever ambush them. The bears went on to win the Super Bowl of course and a place in many people's minds as the best team ever Mike will right but you cannot sell that in my adult. I don't blame the Dolphins Tony this game angers depresses visited emotional. It'd be more so than anything really entire real-life happy trails to Winless season for the bengals after an unsuccessful dalliance with Ryan Finley at quarterback the bengals wisely went back to Andy Dalton and the result was twenty two to six win over the New York jets. It is crazy to use this word but the bengals looked dominant. You might expect Dalton look somewhere else next year after the way he was treated Dalton says he wants to return returned to Cincinnati. It'll take him up to deal in his time. You'll figure time is up. We could win a playoff game. Getting older get out. Nice having hand tag for two anymore because you don't know who is coming out one error. The Eagles still have the giants twice. Your skin's once found the header and two omissions. Chris Peterson stepping down as head coach at Washington after to their bowl. Game and Carmelo Anthony the western conference player of the week ahead of hardening. don-shik crazy really. It's a lover mellow ahead of those two guys. No Oh no no no. There's no chance that I finished here. We go do Dobkin for four hundred twenty four yards against the cardinals has turned things around. I can't go over that sample size with a heavy turned it around with. Just the rutgers hired Greg Xiang. Oh finally your expectations. I sit here and tell you that they had to get back to the table because where else was she. She also had some success there yes. He's right higher. Why would they break? Federal thanks no sense James Heart you just mentioned scored sixty three waters against the hawks. They not kidding stage in the game. I can't see should have but we liked to have seen it. He can't get forty candidates will know. Do you know y'all WanNa see see saw the Jaguars Viz Nick foles for Gardner Mints You. Oh my God what does this mean for foals foals. He doesn't have the EAGLE ON THE JERSEY. Isn't any good good. Eighty eight real travelers last one vikings seahawks. And that's a good game as you like to see. Even the seahawks lost all their games lost season. They've lost them at home. We're out of time and we were trying to better the next time. I'm Tony Kornheiser ED. Twelve men out of Seattle waiter. I'm Mike Wilbon same time tomorrow knuckleheads and we send you the suzy Kolber in the Monday. Night countdown crew in Seattle see see more sidewalks.

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Dean think that another NFL team will give you chance. Honestly, I really don't know the Cleveland Browns have signed I'm willing to get them to dream jobs. I do not believe people deserve second chances NBA rule regarding tampering anking player. Rest are not working. If you're going to tank at this point don't be so Dag on obvious with fans are complaining. What's the whole sporting just in Berlinger tweeted the system is broken these guys one three to four hundred million dollars nature. Baseball's economic system is broken. What you see change your perception any sporting events. Get this. Welcome to out side the lines. I'm Ryan Smith. He handed the largest baseball contract in history to Giancarlo Stanton. Why a former president of the Marlins says that type of big deal isn't likely to happen for Harper Machado. That's coming up. But our big story today the Browns signing Kareem hunt just over two months ago TMZ released this video of the all pro running back shoving and kicking a woman the hunt. Previously denied the incident occurred was released just days later by the chiefs that incident occurring in Cleveland hotel, last February now hunt worrying that Cleveland Browns sweatshirt fresh off signing a one year deal with the teen saying in a statement what I did was wrong and inexcusable adding and committed to taking advantage of the support systems. I haven't place to become the best and healthier version of myself GM John Dorsey explained the decision to sign him. I just want to let everybody know that we have done extensive research with regards to this case. This player and at the end of it and one thing we did find was he understands. Picks four accountability act that he agreed your sack that he committed his extremely remorseful for his actions by no means from an organizational standpoint is a guarantee of anything as we all know, you know, trust has to be earned in that has to be earned with the Cleveland Browns organization and the community of Cleveland moving forward. So this'll be a day to day thing in terms of earning trust. Now hot will remain on the Commissioner's exempt list while the league investigates the incident, and he has at least one player support in the titans. Johnny smith. Everybody makes mistakes on numbers. Knows guys, you know, second chances. So, you know, this is the best. This breaking news Justin Steelers wide receiver. Antonio Brown has officially requested a trade at according to our own Adam Schefter, four time all pro tweeting just moments ago. Thank you Steeler nation for a big nine years time to move on and forward hashtag new demands. Hey, let's bring in Mary Kay cabbage. She covers the Browns. She's been on the Kareem months story. We'll ask her about this one as well. Mary kay. What do you make of this news involving Antonio Brown? Well, if he's gone from the Pittsburgh Steelers, it certainly changes the landscape in the AFC north, especially if they have no levian bell. No Antonio Brown. I will say one thing. Even though the Cleveland Browns could really use a receiver like Antonio Brown. I do not see the Pittsburgh Steelers. Trading him to the Browns. Okay. Because that would be a lot considering what they have going on right now. Let's talk about Kareem on what's been the reaction from fans and from Browns players. Well, the reaction from fans has been very mixed. You have some people that absolutely hate this. You. You have other people that believe that he deserves a second chance not only in the NFL. But here writing Cleveland with his hometown team. So we're getting it both ways. Okay. And John Dorsey talked about how they've done their due diligence. What have and have they not looked into? While they've talked to he said multitudes of people. I did ask him however, yesterday if he talked to the victim he said he had not had a chance to reach out to the victim. It doesn't necessarily mean that he won't do that. She also has not press charges yet. But he's talked to a lot of people in kareem's life. Of course, no one knows Kareem in the NFL better than John Dorsey. He drafted him with the Kansas City Chiefs. So he spent a lot of time with him. He believes that he's a young man worth saving. So he hasn't had a conversation with the victim in this case. The woman who was punched and kicked. No, he has not. And I do believe it would be a good idea to do that. Get her side of the story. Also talked to some women's groups in town and see what they would like to see happen. Because really the truth of the matter with Kareem right now is he needs to rehabilitate himself in this community. He needs to become an asset to Cleveland, not ally ability you bring up a good point rehabilitating himself. What do the Browns feel that? He needs to do to be worthy of playing for the Browns of getting on that field seeing as though a suspension is likely. Well, first of all John Dorsey says he has a zero tolerance policy. So if anything else happens with Korean in terms of any sort of active violence, he will be gone, and I do think that that's important, but he also has to continue to attend anger management classes, which he's now doing I've also heard he's attending some alcohol sessions, which that may have contributed to some of these incidents of. But in addition to all of those things Kareem hunt needs to go out into the community. He needs to talk to kids. He needs to you know, he had a horrible upbringing here. In Cleveland, what he really needs to do is show other children that he if they can make something of themselves that they can overcome their bad circumstances. He also needs to do things with women's groups and above all he needs to prove that this will never happen. Again. You know, Kareem hunt talked about trying to essentially turn over a new leaf of trying to become a new man of having a program in place to do some of the things you talked about is there. Any more information about that actual program that the Browns, and he seemed to be working out? No, we haven't had a chance to talk to Kareem yet. But I do know that he's already begun to go out into the community here, and do some small things nothing that he wants any attention for and notoriety for at this point. But I think he will be very very active in the community, especially with school children. I think he will go out and and try to talk to them about their own circumstances. And things that they can do. I think he will be very high profile in that way. Okay. Mary kay. Thank you very much. Appreciate it. And let's for more perspective. Let's bring in USA today. Sports. Calmness. This Nancy armor, whose latest opinion piece is titled vanishing Kareem hunt from the NFL forever doesn't do hit them. Or anyone else? Any good want to ask you about that, Nancy? It's very interesting. You've come out very strong against those in sports who commit violence against women. But you right here that you believe is you get a second chance. Why? Well, I I've never been opposed to second chances. And I think the situation here was whether it was the Browns or somebody else somebody was going to sign Kareem hunt. So we can howl and be outraged about this and rail at the the NFL's apocryphal, but at the end of the day somebody who's going to sign him. So then the question becomes what can be done to ensure that there are no more instance with Kareem hunt and his Mary Kay said that he goes out, and he talks to the community and shares his story and works with kids. So that we don't have other cream hunts going forward that I think is what the NFL needs to hold the Browns accountable for and I think the public needs to hold the Browns accountable for that too. You know, it's interesting when he was signed I thought about Reuben foster so many people were upset that he got a chance to get back on the field with the Redskins and how the Redskins handle it. What do you think the differences between Ruben foster and Kareem hunt? Well, I don't think we know yet. But I think that first of all. There seems to be more of a recognition by the Browns that this can't this is not just another signing. And it bothers me that Dorsey had did not talk to the victim though. This was not an intimate partner episode of violence, but still, but they do seem to recognize that they need to provide a support system for Kareem hunt. And I hope that they do that. Because one of the things that people have talked about is that when Reuben foster was Alabama. He did have a support group, and we could see how he behaved there, then he got to the forty Niners and the didn't necessarily have that. And look what happened and the same thing with one when he got to Washington. So it really depends on what the Browns do for Kareem hunt. You know, it makes me wonder is there a point with athletes committing violence against others where you say, you know, what this is not something this person should be able to do again, and your mind is there is there. Some sort of point some bright line approach to that. Yeah. I mean, if you know if we're talking if somebody has committed murder committed. Yes. I do think that there are lines. But I don't know that you can necessarily have a hard and fast fast rule, and the thing is too. And I pointed this out McCollum, just not signing. Kareem hunt doesn't make the problem. Go away. Somebody in some part of society is going to have to deal with it. And at least now with the NFL. You have an incentive for him to behave better to get the help that he needs to break the cycle of violence will that happen or not? I don't know. We'll see. But and that's the thing the NFL and the public needs to hold him and the Browns accountable. What do you think the NFL's role is in all of this? Well, first of all, we will see what happens in terms of suspension as Mary Kay mentioned cream is still on the Commissioner's exempt list. And Roger Goodell said last week at the Super Bowl that they were nearing the end of their investigation a suspension is all but certain, but I think the NFL needs to tell teams listen, this is not we're not gonna. And continue to let this be a free for all that if you sign a guy who is has prior acts of bad behavior, and does something again, there's going to be a punishment. I suggested a third or fourth round draft pick or losing your revenue from a home game something that is going to make these owners, not treat episodes of violence as no big deal because that's what we've seen so far. Okay. One quick thing. A couple of seconds left. What do you think about the Tonio Brown news? I'm not surprised just given how things had seem to to break down. But the question is going to be you know, who's who's gonna take him on it? And what are the Steelers going to be willing to or what are they going to demand to in exchange for him? And we'll see if that if that price is going to be too high for some people to pay shall see Nancy. Thank you very much. Appreciate it. Onto the NBA where it seems very little could be done to stop teams from tanking these days. Remember those anti tanking rules the league pass before last season. One of the main changes the top three teams have equal odds for the number one pick AK as I on picking rights supposedly to disincentivize teams from going all in on the tank. The result though, teams hone acknowledge it some half dozen teams seemingly are doing some form of tanking to improve their lottery arts. So it's welcome in ESPN bay reporter, Brian Windhorst to talk about this. Also, the host of the hoop collective podcast so Bryant we had these new rules to prevent against tanking. And it seems like they're not doing anything. Why is that? Well, it was a couple of different reasons. Why teams tank obviously, what we all pay attention to is taking for the top pick. And this year the top pick is a very exciting player. So you certainly see a handful of teams three or four at least clearly going to try to get that number one pick. But there's other reasons to tank Ryan and one of them is to just keep your draft pick. We've seen this year after year it's not necessarily to get the top two or three but to give given the top five or to get in the top seven of the top ten. We saw the Golden State Warriors cake blatantly to get the draft pick. They became Harrison Barnes one year, for example to get in the top seven the Lakers several years in a row only kept their pick. If it was in the top three, and they clearly or tanking this year we have four teams that potentially could keep their draft pick. If they fall under a certain level. The Cavs the Mavericks, the clippers and the grizzlies and all of them have made trades recently that you could argue have weakened their teams. Now, they wouldn't necessarily come out here and saying they were. Tanking, but you watch their actions and you start to wonder, so it's a it's a myriad number of reasons. And it's a multi level issue at the end of the day. If you're the Knicks or you're the balls or you're the Cavs. You're not going to necessarily be able to improve dramatically through free agency. Although the Knicks harbor big hopes the best way is to get Zion. Williamson and if you're near the bottom it even at fifteen percent instead of twenty five percent, which is the difference now at the very bottom in winning the lottery, it's still a lot of sense to go for was this what the NBA had in mind, though, when they decided to change the rules. I think the NBA knew that this was not going to be a panacea. And there were still a bunch of teams that weren't sure about it. The Oklahoma City thunder lead a charge to try to get the measure defeated because they thought it was a loss for small market teams. Who will never have the opportunity to to go for it in free agency. This was maybe a half measure, you could say it wasn't designed to completely eradicate it. It was designed to minimize it. We're in the first year, I guess over the coming years, we'll have to watch and decide whether it actually does anything yet. And we'll have to see if the NBA does anything about it or has any changes? Now switching gears because we just can't seem to get enough of Anthony Davis. You actually wrote a column on ESPN dot com about the Lakers chances. What do they need to do differently to get back in the sweepstakes? If they decide to go after him this summer. Iran. I think the Lakers are hurting right now we saw Magic Johnson say over the weekend that he didn't think that the pelicans acted in good faith, but in all honesty, the Lakers have to make a pretty big decision. They have to decide whether they want Anthony Davis or not they want to continue to try to get him or not a magic set over the weekend that the team didn't want to change its plans and wanted to chase a free agents. But if they sign a free agent this year, even if it's not one of the highest level free agents, even sort of a second level free agent. They're gonna take themselves almost certainly out of the chance to sign Anthony Davis in twenty twenty and let's say tear the team apart. And so if the pelicans don't want what the Lakers have on their roster now, and they very clearly sent that message that they don't the Lakers needs. It may need to spend the spring after they're done with this season looking at trading their players for players at the pelicans do want maybe making looking at three team deals, and that's something that didn't happen and these the Goshi nations, and maybe the pelicans aren't interested in doing business with them. Right now, but maybe that'll change in the spring. If the situation changes, and we don't even know who's going to be making the decisions for the pelicans. So this Anthony Davis situation with the Lakers is not over the emotions are raw right now. But getting at the Lakers is still something that's out there if the Lakers choose to pursue it. Second chance we'll see how that goes Brian. Thank you. Well, coming up with those ten year deals for Harper Machado, looking less likely. We'll talk to a man who doled out one of those big paydays. Indeed knows it's hard to find qualified candidates when you're hiring. It's like finding a unicorn, but when you post your job on indeed, it's easy to find people with the skills, you need nurse practitioner for plus years experience acute care certification. Indeed has a huge pool of amazing candidates. And screener, tools that help you? Find your most qualified applicants an entire shortlist of unicorns. Now could a fifty dollars credit to give your first job. Posting premium placement at indeed dot com slash credit. Terms, conditions, quality standards and usage limits apply. Additional terms online. Welcome back developing story involving a former Duke star former NBA player Corey McGinty has been identified as the former Duke player accused of rape by a woman who has also made similar allegations against Virginia Lieutenant governor just in Fairfax, the New York Times setting childhood friend of the accuser, Meredith, Watson and social media messages Watson exchange with another friend that say a fourteen the fourteen year NBA veteran raped her twenty years ago at Duke, and that school officials did not pursue Watson's claim at the time now for its part. A spokesman for Duke says the school is in the process of gathering information about the policies and procedures in place at the time of the alleged incident, and whether they were followed but getting has denied the claims in a statement writing I have never sexually assaulted anyone in my life. And I completely and categorically deny any such charge. But Getty was removed from last night's clippers television broadcast on Fox Sports west with the network saying they are looking into the matter. It's a major story in the major leagues. They're big league free agent signing failed with pitchers and catchers from twenty two teams reporting to spring training by tomorrow, there appears to be little movement on the free agent front talking about the big name ones. Like guys like Bryce Harper and Manny Machado or Dallas kaikal Craig kimbrel. And this is not lost on the growing number of players voicing objections. To baseball's free agency system yesterday. Justin Verlander tweeted, one hundred or so free agents unsigned system is broken. They blame rebuilding, but that's Bs. You're telling me, you couldn't sign Bryce or Manny for ten years and go from there seems like a good place to start a rebuild to me. And Evan longoria. Weighing in on Instagram calling the situation a shame adding as fans why should value for your team? Even be a consideration. It's not your money. It's money that players have worked their whole lives to get to that level to be deserving of bottom line fans should always want the best players and product on the field for their team and John. Pitcher, Jeff, some Marga floated the idea of moving up arbitration a year earlier to get players to free agency. Sooner adding striking is the last thing you want to do, but you have to be willing to do it. But I think there are other things before then that can get the ball going the right way all this despite record revenues for major league baseball at ten point three billion in two thousand eighteen yet players seeing their second lowest cut as a percentage of revenues since two thousand six according to Forbes. So let's bring in David Samson who while president of the Marlins signed Giancarlo Stanton to a record three hundred and twenty five million dollar deal. David great to have you with us. So that kind of deals not going to happen anymore. I don't think so. But certainly Harper Machado or maybe told by their agents that they'd get to beat STAN I just don't see it happening right now with the way the market is playing out. So it was that deal wrong with the time. No, not at all. We wanted. Stand to be the cornerstone of the franchise and it worked out with the six year opt out that he could use after six years and remember not one of the years got him to as a free agent the level where even Mike trout was a free agent. So I think that deal does work out because Stanton is a different special type of player. But did that deal affect the way teams do deals now? Are they looking at that saying because of that deal and the things that happened from it? Well, now, we're not signing those long term deals anymore. No, I think you'd have to look at maybe album pool halls or Jason Heyward or you Darvish or some of the other players who simply are not working out with these long term deals. Remember, if you forget the names just put player a and player b next to each other and put their value their wins above replacement any stat you want analytic or otherwise it's going to be very hard to discern a player who makes one million and a player who makes thirty million. And that's what owners are doing. They're not looking at names anymore. They're looking at value. Okay. So you tweeted recently in response to some of the folks out there who were tweeting. There is a problem that there is a problem then will not be fixed by players systematically tweeting about the broken system. The reality is players in agents have to adjust to the new to a new reality. So in your mind. What is that new reality? They need to adjust to. Well, the new reality is simple, which is right now the players have unrealistic expectations about what they're worth is at the top level. The days of thirty to forty million dollar players that Zach rankings of the world, those just those contracts don't work. They don't make sense. So what the players are doing. And I get it. They're taking their opportunity to voice their problems. But it's really not falling on on. It is falling on deaf ears because how can you comprehend the difference between twenty million thirty million forty million what these players in agents have to know is that with analytics younger player should get paid more. I'm good with what Jeffs emerges said, let's go a step further. How about free agency after one year? We would love it as an industry to let players be free. It really. You're no problem because then you're paying for performance. And that's what should be the case. Wow. So you think owners would actually go for something like that try to move it up? Try to have that kind of flexibility. I think if I had to go get Twenty-three votes back in the day that I could try to do that. Because right now, so many owners have been burned by long-term deals that haven't worked let players get paid for their performance. So yellow Christian yelich has been tweeting about you you guys going back and forth before and he did he had the feeling that you're sort of anti player in all of this. He tweeted a lot of this. But what do you say to that? Well, I first of all Christian, and I were texting on the side and tweeting on the side doing both at the same time. He's a great guy, and he's got a contract that he would say he's being underpaid right now. And I would say that he guaranteed life changing money for himself. And now he can go get more when this contract's up as far as I'm concerned. It's not rhetoric. It's not anti player. I'm not anti player at all the players are the product without players. There is no baseball forget replacement players you need the best in the world. But you have to manage their expectations about what they should and could be paid in a free market. It's a very tough thing to do when players feel like they've been playing all this time for the big pay day. And it's not happening. David so good to talk to you. Thank you. We'll be right back. Let me tell you without Pete who loved hockey and always wanted to play in the NHL Pete played since he was three and begged his mom to let him stay on the ice. Why some nights he even slept in his hockey skates? Pete practiced and practiced until one day when he was forty seven Pete realized he just wasn't that good. So he threw his skates in the trash. But then he heard how DIKO proud partner of NHL good save money on car insurance. So he switched and saved a bunch. So it all worked out. Sportscenter six PM after PTI keeping Kevin they're going to go inside the Browns decision to sign Kareem hunt. Plus what's going on with the Celtics again? And why dukes been so good on the road? Sportscenter at six on ESPN and the app and then tonight Super Tuesday double header number five Kentucky hosting number nineteen LSU at Rupp arena at seven then big one like this, right? Number two Duke taking on number sixteen Louisville. Both games are live on the ESPN app. So where we'll Antonio go. If the Steelers decide to deal him, we may never know. But I'm sure the NFL live through something to say about that Suzy kolber and NFL live is coming up next. Message and data rates may apply to become okay for men to be Lazier softer fatter. 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"My name is Lauren. I'm thirty three. I didn't want my identity to be the smoking mom my first experience with jewel. I do remember being like distance good. It's it's it's like a cigarette. But not I don't miss smoking. At all. Like, I can officially say it grosses me out jewel is the tobacco alternative that delivers nicotine satisfaction without cigarette. Asher lingering odor. Make the switch and J U L dot com slash sports. Warning. This product contains nicotine nicotine is an addictive chemical. Best. I n last the podcast. And if you are listening to us right now, you may hear in recognize your vendors theme music coming in sad day yesterday. We got the announcement. The marvel comics creator and founder Stanley died at the age of ninety five tough one. Obviously, it's really interesting to me is someone who didn't grow up a comic book fan in the way, a lot of purist did, but the way that the marvel comic book movie universe, certainly introduced that. And made that I think sort of culture, and the fans of it a lot more comfortable out in the open, it became something that because of Stanley and what he meant to that franchise and all the characters he created mental out to a lot of people. And so watching the outpouring and the reaction yesterday was it was it was honestly, a lot of fun, and it's a sad day. But it's a full life ninety five years old and the things he did in that time period, certainly exemplary. So we'll we'll get to talk about a lot of sports today. But I mean, how if you haven't been around or. Exposed to the marvel franchise in some way, shape or form. I don't know where you've been living, but ain't been on earth for quite a while. So certainly recipes to Stanley guy who gave a lot of us so much affected a ton of people's lives are very people few people get to do that on that kind of scale. It's a borderline religious scale the way you get to touch in effect the lives of people in a meaningful way. So great stuff there. And we certainly think of the family and the people who knew him the best in this time in the immediacy of what went on Stanley again lost and gone at the age of ninety five here. No, easy transition from that, obviously. But we get to talk about sports around here. It's first and last Michael junior on ESPN radio and the ESPN app and last night last night. I learned that being a New York area sports fan and being a New York area. Sports team is a lot like trying to outrun a bear. That statement that we always hear when you're running away from a bear in a group of. People. You don't got to be the fastest one. You just can't be the slowest one. And right now that feels like the bar to clear for New York area football teams as we watched the Buffalo Bills cut Nathan Peterman in exchange for Matt Barkley who just went out and gave you a performance the jets who just got whooped by that MAC Barkley squad and seem to be getting it from every angle we'll hear from their head coach Todd Bowles in just a little bit who is on ESPN ninety eight point seven New York yesterday. And then you've got the giants last night. Who were definitely not the slowest ones out running the bear. The giants. Get a win on Monday night football. Look at that. The giants get a win on Monday night football twenty-seven Twenty-three including a late game game winning drive by ally. Manning that brings up conflicting feelings in my mind is it worth the good that it feels watching ally. Manning get to succeed after so much has been said about him and against him at this point in his career about the future with this team. How it was a mistake to gamble on them. Does that outweigh the bad of knowing that every giants win at this point is really counterproductive to the future. Good of this team. Let's hear from Eli manning. We talk to our own Lisa Saulters after the game last night on his response to critics that have been coming out in droves. I'm happy to be playing football this. This is what I love to do. I got a great teammates have had great support and we came out one of football game. And that's what I told him. I said we've worked too hard not to feel the joys of winning a football game. And having a great locker room. We'll have a fun plane ride home and hopefully keep this feeling going first. And last here on ESPN radio presented by progressive insurance this year. We celebrate six years and over six hundred cars given to veterans giving thanks by providing independence for those who protect it. Learn more keys to progress dot com. Eli manning and spent years being a veteran quarterback in the NFL crafting very carefully worded answers by that. But for him in the guys in this locker room, this has to feel great for that group of people who has heard comments about their effort overall, the coaching staff and Pat Shurmur if he's the right guy for the job UI manning the face of that franchise for the better part of the last decade now being questioned not only about his future with the team. But what he can still offer you now and last night, we got a glimpse of that. Now, it wasn't perfect by any stretch of the imagination nineteen of thirty one for one hundred and eighty eight yards but three touchdowns for Eli manning last night, including a pair of Odell Beckham junior and that had been the conversation going into the game. The giants managed to rack up a lot of yards and just not a lot of points at this point and manage to change that and do it in a timely fashion, but sitting there 'cause I come in this morning and Allie who produces the show is a giants fan. I'm a fan of sport. And watching that ending in a game. Where I can't believe I watched the entire game between the Niners and the giants band is that say a lot more about me than it does about anyone on that field. But I watched the end of that game. And I watched that final drive that was littered with penalties. And really a lackluster game winning drive of sorts. But it still felt good knowing everything that we've been saying about he lied to look and say, all right. You know, what that oh line actually held up a little bit and protection last night. And we got to see Eli go down there and get them a win again in a way that mattered. And then I remembered it's against the Nick Mullins lead forty Niners that are all of two and eight right now. And I thought man. We're the slowest person were, you know, not the slowest person out running the bear at this point. And then I thought about all right? What does this mean for this team going forward? Because right now maxing out this team's potential, which we can hear Oto Beckham junior giants wide receiver talked about with the crew after Steve Young Suzy kolber and Louis Riddick about getting the most out of this team's potential nights. Like tonight. Tential of the giants. You see what you could have been or maybe can be in the near future. What is holding you guys back when I watch this guy should be great is kind of all those little things. Like starting to drive inside the ten three of your possessions. It's tough to go ninety nine yards or anybody in the National Football League. And honestly, we just we just put it together than I you say the near future meaning like the next seven game. Yeah. Let's gotta win seven more and whatever happens happens. That's all we can do only focus. We have this game one first and last Michael junior here on ESPN radio and the ESPN app. Now, this is where it becomes interesting. The giants are two in seven right now for all intents and purposes, we look at that on the outside and understand the reality which is your chances of making the playoffs after starting to and seven even in this year's NFC, east seemed to be pretty bleak. Games coming up the buccaneers at Philadelphia home against the bears at Washington titans. Colts Cowboys to end the season while it sounds like there are some winnable games on that schedule. It's not what we count on at this point the overwhelming amount of us who are outside of this locker room and have the ability to look at the season. It's all right. You've got a law season. Let's start jockeying for draft position. And looking at that. I was struck this morning. I'm looking at ESPN, stats and info. And I see right now the chances for the number one draft pick in two thousand and nineteen this coming spring over fifty percent chance that it belongs to the Oakland Raiders. And then in order of percent chance it's the raiders followed by the cardinals followed by the Niners followed by the jets fall by the giants with only two point eight percent chance at that number one pick. And I thought man. Is good as last night probably felt in the race that you are probably more concerned with if you were a giants fan at this point. You took a step back. Eight eight eight seven nine three seven seven six. What's worth more to you at this point? Because I feel like most fans when the season goes south to this extent. There's the fine line between wanting to have pride in the team that you watch on Sunday and understanding especially as we do. Now, we talk about the raiders openly tanking that. This feels counterproductive to the cause. And that while it's good to watch. When you take a step back. Even if it's not a quarterback, even if you think, you know, what the giants at this point really needed to save it all up and go for to a tongue of Loa two seasons. When they have the opportunity having that top draft capital is still more valuable than what you would get. Ending up as a middling near five hundred team. Even if things go unbelievably well towards the end of the season. First and last podcast giants. Get a win. A Monday night football last night. It is a low bar to clear right now to be the best thing going in Newark area sports. This is interesting to me tweet in the one eight hundred flowers dot com Twitter feed from John M Harris ninety who tweets in. Why is no one talking about Eric Dungy? Syracuse quarterback, I'm assuming he means both as an NFL prospect, and maybe just in general, I'm wondering has gotten so bad in New York that this weekend. Syracuse orange the probably gonna move up the rankings a little bit. But they're hosting Notre Dame at Yankee Stadium washer say Notre Dame's hosting that. We'll be the home team. But Notre Dame and Syracuse gonna play in Yankee Stadium in New York and a game with tremendous meaning in the college football playoff landscape next weekend. I'm wondering has gotten so bad for New York sports in New York football this year that people in New York might actually rep Syracuse for this game. Or if you're going to do the right thing. I mean there are ton of Notre Dame fans in New York. I feel like we're gonna grossly outpaces Syracuse fans, but that's just me. And that's because you've got the backdrop of things going on. We mentioned last night. There's this cognitive dissonance where yes, you're happy for Eli manning. But you understand we're at the point in the year. Now, we're only losing really benefits you Pat dapper tweets in and the one eight hundred flowers dot com Twitter feed, the New York Giants to come to Jesus and realize that finishing at around five hundred in the NFL. Does you little good? If you're not good enough to win a chip be bad enough to get a difference maker in the draft and build towards said ship. Trust me, I'm a dolphin fan. Excelsior. That's an interest. And so it becomes because we hear this all the time in the NBA when teams tank it's not the players will yen. That's the problem. We saw last night as you heard Oto Beckham junior after the here's auto Beckham junior after the game talking with Suzy kolber Steve Young and Louis Riddick nights. Like tonight C tential of the giants. You see what you could have been or maybe can be in the near future. What is holding you guys back when I watch this guy should be great is kind of all those little things like starting to drive inside a ten three of your possessions. It's tough to go ninety nine yards or anybody in the National Football League. And honestly, we we just put it together. And you say the near future meaning like the next seven game. Yeah. Let's you gotta win seven more and whatever happens happens. That's all we can do only focus. We have this game one first and last Michael junior here on ESPN radio and the ESPN app now, I don't sit here and pretend that the giants offense of line issues are behind them just because they managed to buy a little bit of time against. The San Francisco defense that has gotten after the passer, well some, but it's not exactly the eighty five bears and authencity the talents always been there with oh down with saquon. But outside of that, you know, we got the game winning touchdown caught by sterling shepherd the productions been intermittent for a lot of reasons than defensively you were still giving up yards to Nick Mullins last night. So I don't act like this is a team. That's got a lot of wins in the tank, but at the same time you've got a veteran quarterback, and you've got enough pieces to where I would worry me that this team might win more games than it should down the stretch. This doesn't seem like the kind of franchise. That's got it in it to actively tank. Get rid of people that would effort in that. So this seems like a team that's going to end up with a much lower draft pick than its fans would probably hope given the level of embarrassment. That's come at certain points of this year. Now the other side for the New York Jets. There's at least been hope that coming into this year getting your quarterback for the future, regardless of the outcome for this year. It's been about building and developing in the quarterback. But when you lose by thirty points to the bills things kind of change. And so a lot of us were looking at this by week for the jets saying this might be the end for Todd Bowles, but we hear yesterday the jets plan on sticking with their head coach through the end of the season and Todd Bowles joined the Michael cash show on ninety eight point seven ESPN and definitively said that this is not about him. This is not about his job. The react Kylie want to try to get the team ready, and it was a bad performance. And I'll be your first one that we didn't close with and we didn't play. Well, but at the same time at the colts, all I can do is the and focal get ready for the next game. And try to put it behind me and try to meet New England, and that's all I can do. And that's all I'm gonna do. And you understand again, the mentality from the inside make sense here. It's amazing listening to Todd Bowles you're Todd Bowles again talking about his job security when you listen to the way that he delivers these answers Todd Bowles has so long been renowned for maintaining the same facial expressions on the sideline in these muted answers. And I realized he answers an approach is all this stuff. Like a little kinder of a Bill Bella, Jack all of this. They Todd Bowles again making this not about him. I don't talk about my where the Knicks game the colts. And you're gonna take them to clean your life. Unfortunately, and things you grow from the thing you learned from someone that live with the rest of my life. The game is today, and we all are from the teen. But sit down south about on the get up off my button work harder and get and get my butt off the ground and try to win the next one. Like if you were to throw out the records, you would say these guys sound pretty similar in their approach. The problem is everything else is certainly different. But you get the idea the jets the jets hanging out with them probably ultimately than bright move. And even as we look back on it now because the cop is going to be the Browns. The buccaneers all these situations where losing is happening at unprecedented rates at rates that make fan base is uncomfortable. And you don't have the benefit of being Pat Shurmur who's a newly minted head coach. You've got guys that are saddled with the records that they brought into these situations. Even with a new quarterback like in Cleveland, and it makes you wonder what's the right way to handle these things when we have all this frustration in the moment. I mean, we heard from Damien Woody the other day our ESPN NFL analyst who still fresh. Straighted, but you know, pointed that frustration at the players and the frustration there. How do we we always feel like when things are going wrong? Something has to be done. But in this situation, you keep the staff on through the end of the year, knowing they're not going to be around. What does that do to a locker when you've already got as Damien Woody put guys that are out here campaigning for their head coach but not backing up on the field. If Todd Bowles is your guy, I'm won't fight for you. I'm not going to allow somebody'll something to put you on. I make you look bad and these guys talk about Todd Bowles. Like, that's there may and you go out there and get embarrassed embarrassed by the Buffalo Bills pensively a team too heavy Matt elite in I actually feel bad for Todd Bowles. I do, but I put more on this on the place because dammit, you you have to be a pro and you going out there and smoke, and I never advocating for anyone to lose their job. It's the stock phrase we have to say, I feel like that is that's the with all due respect. Talking about coaching conversation. Can we all just admit that? None of us are campaigning for coaches to lose their job in that people that do that are wrong. All right, good. Now, let's have conversations when you look at that situation. The one thing that firing a head coach during the season does is sort of remind everybody that your jobs are on the line because going through to the end of the year Todd Bowles going to be around for the remainder of the season. And maybe that helps the quarterback develop and that's it. But for the rest of this team that's already having questions about their effort thrown the message that send is all right. Were clearly mailing this end. We know he's not going to be there. How do they respond to that? Is what remains to be seen first and last podcast if you're a smoker? Switching isn't easy. You've tried vapes. Andy six they just didn't deliver the satisfaction you expected but jewel is different. It's not an e cigarette. It's a vapor product that actually satisfies plus Julie's simple to use. 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I don't know if that was twenty five million dollars or not per se. But that feels like what we're watching in Dallas right now is essentially you saw twenty five million dollars get lit on fire over the last few years. And now we get to watch the world burn. It's first and last here on ESPN radio. And it's time for straight talk. Brought to you by straight talk wireless. Best phones, best networks, no contracts because so much of the talk right now in Dallas is about Jason GARRETT'S job the future in viability of Dak Prescott. And we'll hear from Troy Aikman. Dallas Cowboys hall of Famer who joined the wheel Kane show yesterday on his comfort level with paying back. Because that's where we're at in the conversation now with Dallas, it's not this season. And yes, sure they got to win the other night against the eagles in primetime. The NFC still a division that they can win certainly. But this is a far cry from the Dallas team we expected two years ago the production in the last couple years hasn't matched that. And definitely the way. They've built this. Team hasn't really matched that we all said universally coming off last season. Dallas was old and slow at the skill position. That's why does Brian is no longer on the team. That's why you looked at Jason Witten retiring and joining the Monday night booth his greatest Jason win was as a player at the end of his career. He was an old player in a slow player. And that certain veteran status benefits you some. But we thought that was an improvement. They could easily make and didn't whether it was in the drafter free agency. We have yet to see the fruits of that labor. And so I say that is the backdrop for what we're going to hear from Troy Aikman. Troy Aikman went on the wheel Kane show yesterday, FOX NFL analysts and pro football hall of Famer and talked about his confidence in paying Dak Prescott. Yeah, I think those are hard decisions to make because of the amount of dollars that you're committing for anybody. It's not just accent. But we have a young quarterback. And then all of a sudden, you're looking at a situation where okay? Well, where do we go from here? Like, I said, I think the great thing when you're investing that kind of money in any player, you want to know that the games important to them that they're going to do all that they can't improve and and help the football team, and he certainly fits that category. So I would have no reservations to pay. Back. And I think you also have to look at it and say, okay. Well, if if it's not Dak Prescott at your quarterback, then than who is it. And I think Jerry has been you're really fortunate here for quite some time going back to being able to to have a franchise quarterback in Tony Romo was undrafted. And then have a franchise quarterback in deck Prescott who was taken in the fourth round. So so with minimal investment at least early on in their careers. He's been able to find guys we've been able to come in and play play a high level, and and lead this what ball to you first? And last Michael junior here on ESPN radio and the ESPN app and certainly to start off absolutely an advantage. But we're at the point now where the Cowboys of wasted that. There's no longer an advantage to Dak Prescott draft status. There's actually only a disadvantage at this point. Now deck Prescott rookie contract because of where he was drafted. Was a four year two point seven million dollar contract that has him as an unrestricted free agent in twenty twenty they would have him next year for seven hundred twenty thousand dollars. And then the following year, you'd be an unrestricted free agent. It listen before next year if they want to sign him to a long term deal in Jerry Jones has been pretty open about wanting to do. So they could. And they might have to think about that a year early because you don't have the benefit of the fifth year option. Once you get outside of that first round. See this is the fine line in drafting Horder Bax and getting that production because early on you're right. We always say you've got to win the rookie quarterback's window that first contract. And when you look at all, right? What's a first rounder with a number one overall pick it and that same sort of timeframe look at Jared Goff number one overall pick that year his contract four years twenty seven million dollars. So you're paying almost ten times as much for Jared Goff. But you also have the benefit of that fifth year option if that's the road you wanna go down. You've got a cost controlled fifth year, which are golf whereas deck Prescott. Now that cost controls fifth year would work out to something at least in cash around twenty seven million dollars. But for Dak Prescott you get to that second contract quicker and any of the game that you had. So we're going to twenty five million dollars of savings in there. There's nothing to shake a stick at. But what did you do with it? Did you go out and sign a bunch of impact free agents? Did you go out and make a difference in your franchise? The returns we're looking at right now say, no, so what have you done, but waste time and money. So Troy Aikman while that point is well intentioned, it's incorrect at this point that Jerry Jones was lucky, but Jerry Jones is now wasteful in that time period, that's the difficult part. So when you talk about paying back Prescott. Now, it's interesting because the other aspect of this is how that ties into Jason Garrett and Stephen a Smith host of the Stephen a Smith show here on ESPN radio said yesterday coming off of that win might have helped save Jason Garrett in Dallas. And at the end a Dallas Cowboys. Yeah. You want to walk around acting like you save Jason GARRETT'S job. Do you really know that do you really know that Jerry Jones wasn't gonna find another excuse to keep Jason Garrett on board. Are you really sure that that's not what's happening before your very 'cause Dallas ain't winning a Dan thing. I don't even think they're making the playoffs. But I want you. I wanna make a bet that somehow, someway, Jerry Jones, a find a way to take care of his because that's what he does first and last Michael junior here on ESPN radio and the ESPN app, and we know the one thing Troy Aikman did said that impacted a lot of us was this idea that an organizational overhaul was necessary. And what does that look like because Jerry Jones isn't gonna fire himself if you were going to fire Jason Garrett. It would seem strange. To me, the idea of not going full yard sale on something new because you would have the chance to and there have been questions about Dak Prescott and his long term viability. And if he is the starter that can take you to the places this Cowboys franchise wants to get back to if you were to fire Jason Garrett. Would it not then make sense to bring in a new quarterback as well? Let this team start fresh with a quarterback who would be back on that rookie contract who could be handpicked by the coach that you put into place, and who could grow and develop together in a way that I feel like is the most beneficial way to go about developing a young quarterback in a young team deck Prescott is worth a payday. I don't think that's an issue. But how you structure these things. But here the indication seems to be than if you're going to keep Jason Garrett. Why wouldn't you keep Dak Prescott? Because if you're okay with one thing, then you should be okay with the other. And I think that's the more than likely outcome. And is that good? If you could have one or the other if you're a Cowboys fan, eight eight eight seven to nine. Three seven seven six or at ESPN radio and at of junior fifty seven if you can have Jason Garrett gone, but it means starting over with a new quarterback. Would you take that over both of them coming back? The stability that comes with paying a quarterback and Dak Prescott who I believe is a good starter in the NFL and can be like the majority of NFL quarterbacks he can rise and fall to the level of the weapons around him last night. We saw this weekend. We saw him look better than he has the benefit of play action. Passan Ezekiel Elliott having a great game debt Prescott making plays like the majority of quarterbacks like the Andy Dalton's and the Joe flacco 's and to some extent, the Eli Manning's of the world that rise and fall with the level of protection and weapons around them knowing the Dak Prescott at this point is not part of that warrior elite like drew Brees and Philip rivers and Tom Brady and and. Aaron Rodgers the quarterbacks that can exist on their own elevate the team around them and make up for the deficiencies, if your roster would you rather have all of it or none of it becomes the interesting dilemma, and it's just a thought experiment at this point because they're going to bring Jason Garrett back more than barring some sort of unforeseen buffalo Bill style beatdown like the dig gave to the jets the other day. He's going to come back. They're going to sign by all accounts Dak Prescott to an extension and round and round. We're going to go with this. But based on what we've seen in that window advantage that Troy Aikman talked about with a quarterback that was cheap and young and Dak Prescott. I don't exactly have confidence going forward that the Dallas Cowboys led by Jerry Jones are going to manage the world post quarterback payday and the challenges that that brings for your roster. First and last the podcast ordin Damer in here on ESPN New York ninety eight point seven FM right here at the top of the hour. Five AM eastern. Get triple extra protection for optimal. Engine performance was shell v power nitro plus premium gasoline, and Gordon lots to talk about in New York right now for a city that has been suffering through as bleak of football season as we've had actually a boatload of somewhat interesting in the last couple of days, but I have to start and kind of talk about the elephant in the room at this point because as you might know around here and over golick and wingo, we were pretty in favor of one particular baseball player over the course of the season. Shohei ohtani. Now your. L rookie of the year. And I know that in something that's sitting pretty with you this morning is Miguel and do har- obviously losing out in that effort. Yeah. Well, look, I mean, it's not did not come as a surprise Shohei Ohtani for when he played he was very very good. Hewlett take a look at his PSU. The fact that he was able to pitch in ten games this year. It did not come as much of a shock that he won the award mostly because anytime you look at close votes for any really of the awards rookie of the year MVP Cy Young the Yankees involved in. It's a close vote the Yankee will lose. Now, I know that that probably sounds like some crazy conspiracy theory, or, but the facts there that out and this was another and really didn't even turn out to be very close vote because Johnny I think we've got twenty five of the first place votes. But anytime that there is seemingly a close vote. It always goes against the Yankee and the reasoning behind it, always changes. It was not that long ago. Two thousand three was Decky Matsui's, ROY. Rookie year. And it was a very close vote that time the Yankee lost there as well to on hell Barreau and one of the reasons behind the voting going for Barua was that while you know, Matsui technically, he's a rookie. But you know, he was a star Japan. He was an established player coming to the United States. So he's not really a rookie in the truest sense of the word. It's funny. I've not heard any of that reasoning behind Shohei Ohtani this time around. It is amazing. What Gordon I think I speak for all of us when I say, I hope eventually something good happens for the Yankees here. Because this continued Rodway feels wrong. Look, it's almost like the game the movie quiz show. Right. Where the people are saying, well, you know, that there's all these rules in place in and it sounds like it's a crazy conspiracy. But we went back and looked and it actually turns out to be the case every single time. So it look it. It is what it is. I don't think Yankee fans are all that upset about it is only one award that the Anki fans really care about. And unfortunately that award was won by the Boston Red Sox this year talking to Gordon Damer ESPN. Ninety eight point seven in New York on the shell Pennzoil performance line. We're putting our tin foil hats on around here in the bottom of the important issues. And let's go from that news. That's got you fired up some some sound that may do the exact opposite. This point. We heard from New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles yesterday. He joined the Michael Kay show on ninety eight point seven talking about his job status. And this is him after we heard yesterday reports that the New York Giants jets plan to stick with Todd Bowles through the remainder of the season. Kylie. Trying to get the team ready, and it was a bad performance. And I'm your I wanna play that we didn't close well, and we didn't play well, but at the same time at the colts, all I can do. The HUD and focal get ready for the next game. And try to put it behind me and try to meet New England, and that's all I can do. And that's all I'm gonna do Gordon when you hear that sound. How does it make you feel? I mean at this point. It's not even really a fair. Interesting sports conversation to have right. It'd be like the jets. It's pretty clear if your jet fan, even before this past performance, which is the latest rock-bottom, it seems like every time you think, well, I can't get any worse this that jet somehow, go out and find a way to make it worse than that. But I mean at this point it's clear if it's now if it's two weeks from now if it's six weeks from now, Todd Bowles is not going to be back as head coach. I would just look at the direction of the organization that's kind of what we've done since. That's that lost to the to the bills that performance against the bills on Sunday was that it's almost an easy out to just say at this point that Todd Bowles has to be gone as if that was the only thing that has to be fixed. I think this latest example of the jets laying in against the Buffalo Bills. You know, it wasn't that long ago. It was. Four years ago Rex Ryan's final year. They basically had the same kind of game. They went out and just got destroyed by the bills back then it was Kyle Orton this past week. It was Matt Barkley. It. Looks like to me it's a bigger issue than just simply the coach to me. It's a question of whether or not after this year. That's the only change you make or whether or not Mike McCann, the jets GM also has to go as well. I am I asked Michael junior here on ESPN radio and the ESPN app talking to Gordon Damer on the shell Pennzoil performance line. And I think that's just hit yesterday. The lost this weekend was so bad that usually the easy route. Because whether it was what we saw in Cleveland with with Hugh Jackson and Todd Haley getting let go dirt cutter in Tampa Bay right now. It's usually easy to point to the head of the snake and say cut that off and we'll work out the restroom there. But this lost this weekend was so bad people turned on the players pretty quickly. I thought whether it was Damien Woody. The former jet talked to my father might go senior yesterday. The ir seemed to go the way of the players in a way, it usually doesn't especially. Defensively with the amount of talent on this roster that we assume is going to be there like Darren Lee, and Leonard Williams and Jamal Adams, and these guys aren't going anywhere for this team. Yeah. And some of the big signings the jets made after last season bringing in Tremaine Johnson who is at least so far not really lived up to the dance billing and the contract that he's gotten every Williamson certainly is not really stood out in any way. No, look, there's a lot of issues surrounding the jets, and it's funny because a lot of times people will say, well, what do you want Todd Bowles to do? Right. He doesn't have a whole lot of talent. And not pensively. I think that's probably true. The offensive line is not very good. They don't have really any playmakers on offense that you'd say. All right. You really have to game plan for that guy. But the defense is something where I do think that you have talent and Todd Bowles reputation as a defensive coach, and yet he has not been able to get anything out of that either. When you go through the list of things that you would think is important in a head coach that doesn't really seem to be anything Todd Bowles in his three. Plus years here as the jets head coach coaches done well talking to Gordon Damer on the shell Pennzoil performance line. And all of this. You know were understandably looking at this situation. I think like you said looking at this the long term direction of the franchise of the right way to go. And then we've got the team across the hall from them in MetLife. In the New York Giants that go out and get a win on Monday night football last night. Gordon, how much is the image of ally. Manning getting to win a game. After everything we've heard about him worth in the face of a win that probably costs you draft position above all else. At this point. You know, I hear what you're saying. And I completely agree with you. Because you as soon as that game is over you think to yourself. Oh, boy, all of a sudden. Now, if you if you win that game, you take a look at their schedule. Unlike the jet schedule, which was actually easy in the beginning and gets harder as it goes, the giant schedules kind of the reverse of that. So now all of a sudden you beat the forty Niners on the road. You're looking at that buccaneers game. You're looking at a couple of other games where you're thinking to yourself. You know, this team just on talent alone. What you'd probably be able to get to four or five wins? And what does that mean for the long term future in terms of the draft? But just for ally manning sake, a guy who's done things the right way. It was nice to finally see at least one night where he's not getting kicked while he was doubted felt like there was a lot of piling on. And maybe that's because it was so obvious, but at least for one night, anyway, it's good to see that ally has something to kind of hang his hat on this rough season. Absolutely good to hear from you. As always, Gordon, we appreciate the time. Man. Thanks, my first and last podcast, first and last podcast did songs this morning's in honor of the passing of marvel comic book creator Stanley died yesterday at the age of ninety five Stanley who gave. Untold amounts of people a universe to where they could go and find someone find a hero that worked for them. It's very Stanley was very interesting guy. You heard him talk. Very progressive viewpoints. A guy who was aimed to make the marvel comic book universes inclusive a place as possible, and you know, that university for awhile felt very niche got opened up to a lot of people in the movies. And he's just a guy that I feel like had a great impact and live to ninety. I looked up. I didn't realize because you see Stanley in these cameos in all the marvel movies. It's the obvious Easter egg. Everyone goes in there expecting I never realized he was ninety five and is a good long life that impacted a lot of people so recipes to Stanley absolute legend of the game think of all his family and his friends in this time period. First and last Michael junior here on. ESPN radio and the ESPN app. We're presented by progressive insurance. Protecting your small businesses a big deal cover. What you've worked so hard for. Visit progressive commercial dot com. Yesterday in the NBA. I heard something that made me stop. But really I heard one thing that made me stop. I saw another thing that made me go Hm. Both of them interesting in their own, right? The first thing that interests me was something that I heard from Kyrie Irving. Now, the Boston Celtics. Have it started off the year the way I think a lot of people would have imagined. The Boston Celtics who last year took the Cleveland Cavaliers lead by LeBron James to the brink in the Eastern Conference finals Boston Celtics team who. Did not have the benefit of Gordon Hayward during the regular season at all did not have the benefit of Kyrie Irving during the postseason but road performances from Terry Rozier, Jason Tatum and the like through a playoff run. That's all right. We built up a lot of depth. There's a lot of quality guys on this team. We think we can build around going forward. But so far through the early portion of the season. We haven't exactly seen that return right now. As you look at the standings in the Eastern Conference, the Celtics, and I know it's early but sitting at six four and a half games behind the Toronto. Raptors who? Two-mile Hornby Tutut the number one seed last year in the Eastern Conference added a superstar player and got better. I don't know how that wasn't going to net them positive results. But we thought the same thing about the Celtics, and that's obviously not the case. And so it prompted Kyrie Irving to come out and say, and you're gonna have to listen closely to this one it's not the best sound in the world. But when you listen here, Kyrie Irving insinuating. Something that the Boston Celtics need right now. Right now. Nice. If someone who's fifteen year fourteen year. Helpless, grace along. Kyrie ain't that you. Like, I correct me if I'm wrong here. But. When you bring Kyrie Irving along. And I get not a fifteen year veteran. Cough cough. Not LeBron James. Kyrie Irving league for long enough. Now where in that championship bring that he got with LeBron James former number one overall pick. You're there to be the leader. Like the rest of these guys that got all that experience last year. It was valuable. It was nice to see Jason Tatum. Who's a prospect that was much like Irene coming out of college. A guy that certainly people looked at it and said, yeah, he could be one of the best coming out another Duke grad, but they're young. Kyrie Irving was brought there to be the leader to be that championship voice much in the same way. When the Brian came back to Cleveland, he was for those guys learning how to win at that level was something that was discussed understanding how to go through a long season how to prioritize rest and all these different things. So that when you get to the postseason you can play your best basketball when it counts because that's what teams in this stratosphere have expected of them. So I was a little confused when all of a sudden hearing this from Kyrie Irving like we just got through yesterday when the seventy Sixers acquired Jimmy Butler from the Minnesota Timberwolves hearing, Stephen a Smith ran doll is in the health adult is in the health. This dog statement. And this is a league that prioritizes that dog mentality. And I don't we don't have the benefit of the fuller sound bite on this. So maybe kyri Irving expounded more, and there was another flatter through somewhere mixed in all this. But just on this alone. This idea that the Celtics, and that's not even to say in a leadership role. They need that. There's always maybe the benefit of more voices. But on the surface. This is something that to me. Just sounds a little bit backwards because kyri Irving left Cleveland to be out of LeBron James shadow to be a guy leading the charge to be the voice in the locker room. So when you say, yeah, feel like we need something while I appreciate that level of honesty. I can disagree with the sentiment based off what you're supposed to be with this team first and last Michael junior here on ESPN radio and the ESPN app. The other thing I found really interesting yesterday. And because yesterday so a lot of sympathy get doled out, and I think rightly so. Tesla Vert for the New York. Nets a horrific injury. I won't watch as soon as people say don't see this injury. I don't see this Indra. I've Washington of injuries in real life to not need to be a part of one and internet video. But tears liver, quite frankly is a guy I didn't know much about before this happened. And so to hear the outpouring of emotion and people talking about what a great man what a great player he was going to be and how much this nets team was relying around him. I mean, Joe Harris his teammate was talking was at a loss of words is words. I mean, we didn't talk even when we came in and a half time is. There's nothing really to be said everybody, you could just feel it the motions everybody, you know, guys were crying come in. I mean, it was really that horrific. Just to see just I like, I said the circumstances to everything just type of person that cares is and what he's been for our team. Just you know. You're heartbroken. And you're just overwhelmed with the motions to be honest. And you understand this when it comes to things like horrific injury. And we saw this Gordon Hayward to start last year. We all understand what this means and how we're supposed to respond. The only appropriate response is sadness is being upset for this player for the team for the teammates that have lost a guy likely for the season. In a way that we all can identify. This is bad this feels unfair. This is one of the the more unfortunate parts about sports is that injury is ever present. Where it gets unclear for me is the way that we respond to something like Marquel Foltz. And I only say this because I've watched in recent weeks as we have all myself included to an extent had a good bit of fun in the NFL at the expense of a guy named Nathan Peterman. Nathan Peterman who was just released by the Buffalo Bills yesterday. Nathan Peterman who has underperformed as an NFL quarterback and his job status now reflects that but Nathan Peterman who also became someone of phenomenon because he got a fun nickname like the Peterman, and it became easy to pile on. That's what we do. We kinda rose people nowadays, it's internet culture in two thousand eighteen we all sit up here, and we sparked somebody up on the internet, and we have a good bit of foam at the jokes. And we go off there. And that's why last night. It was interesting to me watching the way that we reacted to Markelle Fultz free throw video for anyone that hasn't seen a video Marquel? Fold shooting a free throw in last night's game. Pump fakes on a free throw that sort of flinch that people some people like into Charles Barkley's golf swing all these different ways to. Indicate this is a guy still dealing with confidence issues so much. So that conveniently around that time it was made clear by the shooting coach that had been working with him this off season that they were no longer working together in a professional capacity almost trying to distance himself from what clearly is still something that isn't fixed as much as we wanted to hear about it this off season, and in this instance, I saw kindness. I saw people that genuinely seem sad for a player that had so much expected of him. That now seemed like such a far cry such a show of himself. And I thought while it's encouraging to see humanity afforded to players in a way that doesn't often happen. I was wondering why it seems. So inconsistent was it because we expected Mark helpful to be good. And he's not as a number one overall pick. Because from thirty thousand feet, and I understand part of this has to do with that mysterious shoulder injury that we never got a ton of clarity about but clearly factored into this. But we also acknowledged a lot of this has mental. I mean throw in as many interceptions as Nathan Peterman did over the course of his young career, certainly seem mental. And yet in one instance, we looked at the situation, and we afforded kindness, and we afforded that sort of humanity to Marco Fulton. It wasn't universal. But it was the general sentiment around. It seemed to be all man poor Marquel? Foltz where it was. We couldn't roast Nathan Peterman fast enough. And I'm just wondering why we selectively apply this. What about Nathan Peterman? Yeah, he underperformed and now he doesn't have a job because of that. Well, it seems like at this point. It'd be fair to say that someone could do Marquel Foltz as job better than him. And yet we don't seem to go down that path as readily as we did with Nathan Peterman, and I'm just trying to understand why. Now, there could be legitimate reasons that I'm missing and maybe the presence of injury and. That portion of last season is one of them. But it seems like one becomes this endearing story that people root for and cry from the crowd for him to shoot the ball. And the other is trying to get this guy out of his job as fast as we can. I'm just trying to figure out why I'm not pretending. I have an answer. I just from my vantage points. Very selective humanity applied to these situation. And I'm trying to get to the bottom of it. Thank you for listening to the first and last podcast. You can listen to subscribe to all ESPN podcast in the listen tab of the ESPN app. First and last.

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Hour 2 - Kirk Herbstreit (09-09-19)

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Hour 2 - Kirk Herbstreit (09-09-19)

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GSI DOT com year betting partner new members get one hundred. I want to percents bonus cash in all they have to do is use T. R. One. Oh one only game until you bet it at that broadcasting from the Mercedes Sadi's men this is Dan Patrick. Welcome to the program already in progress our two on this Monday and your phone calls. Everybody's fired up for full weekend football eight seven seven three. DP Show give me your best and worst of the weekend. I heard from the Titan fans. They're like what do you think of offense now that's one of the biggest <hes> Davos one of the most important moments of the NFL season. These are some of the tweets that were sent onto me from. Mario and I went okay good for you. I didn't see it coming Congrat- well done you know you roughed up the browns in Cleveland not many people I saw that one coming we'll recap the college football weekend a little bit with Kirby Street and I was locked into army against Michigan and yes I was rooting for army me and I wasn't surprised in one bit that they took him down to the wire <hes> certainly in the first half they were gonNA play with them but I'm always he's amazed that these teams. I don't think Michigan in the off season went. Hey let's just focus on our opener and not worry about army with their style. I gotta believe in the offseason. They probably spent more time. Who was their first opponent of the season? Is that East Tennessee or somebody like that some Directional School in Tennessee by the way Tennessee itself the direction. They're going is south. I watch that game as well with a thank you thank you boise. Stay Watch a lot of college football. Be y Ou Yeah Nice Middle Tennessee state. I'M GONNA guess they didn't spend too much time. A Middle Tennessee see state and they spent a Lotta time on army and for some reason these teams that system that style you know what it is like. There's no surprises with army and you still can't you can't contain them whereas you can go. We're facing this offense or we're not sure what their offense fences like are. We don't know what their quarterback is like. With army. You know exactly what you're facing and Michigan and Michigan fans. You embarrassed yourself your storming the field because you beat army at home. It's as if you beat Ohio's. You won't celebrate more beat Ohio State. You Got Wisconsin in two weeks by the way yeah so get ready for that s point you know what I think about this. You know they prepare all you want on film for armies triple option offense but that'd be like preparing on film to drive in Europe on the opposite side of the road but still when you get there and you get in the car and you start driving <hes> what's going on here. I don't understand this muscle. Memory doesn't work work. You can't face armies been doing this triple option since <hes> black and white film and you can't get ready for it and five days when used to rushing the pass okay but isn't it simple of love Seaton's. GonNa maybe have the ball and you may have the ball and Fritzy may have the ball. How about I just tackle you if you even if you don't they have the ball Seton if he doesn't have the ball in Fritzy if he does have the ball? They're not going to beat you too many times with their passing game probably not ever see and do you. You have five days to get ready or do you have since black and white films get ready for the exact same offense Kirk herbstreit will join US coming up in about fifteen minutes the titans roll the browns Miami is revolting and that can be taken in a variety of ways the patriots role Lamar Jackson explodes not literally Nick foles explodes literally and Cuyler with the comeback against the Lions when a tie certainly feels like <unk> a loss that's a loss best and worst of the weekend phone calls coming up and we had an espn field trip on Friday now they have a town hall for the fortieth anniversary of sportscenter. ESPN so it's an inhouse broadcast there were probably around seven hundred employees under a tent and it was broadcast throughout how espn for those who couldn't be there. I have bobbly up there on the podium. The Dais Robin Roberts Mike Tirico Suzy Kolber Labor and Chris Berman and myself and we probably were supposed to forty five minutes we ended up doing about an hour and a half and we probably could have continued for another a couple of hours. We just told stories and it was fun. It was great to see a lot of people behind the scenes who met a whole lot to me that they're still employed there air and I got a chance to see them. I hadn't seen Robin Robertson Awhile scene. Bob Lee and Chris Berman who I've seen periodically Suzy Kolber and then of course Mike to Rico and there were people up there that it was it was good there was some closure there and then I kept a secret from most people including my family except for my wife that I was GonNa try to do a sport center. Keith Olbermann and what happened was yeah. I wasn't going to go up to the town hall but their President Jimmy Petar. I've great respect for said Hey would you do this and I thought God. I don't WanNa put on a suit and tie to go up for my own wake. That's what it felt like. I was going back for my own funeral and I said I've already died up there and then I thought about it and of course I got great advice from my wife and she said it may you may have closure but other people there don't other people realized what happened behind the scenes and maybe this isn't for you. Maybe this is for them and I said you know you're right near right and so that was one the biggest reasons why went up is so I could see some of these people who were uncomfortable with the way things ended on sportscenter but that's been thirteen years and I moved on one main. I have other enemies. I don't have anybody up there but you know had been twenty two years since I sat on sportscenter desks set with Keith Olbermann and I was nervous about that we haven't been in touch. We never really had a close relationship but when we did sportscenter we did it and you would have thought we were best best friends and we did it with the right motives. We just wanted to make TV and for almost five years we did. We get far too much much credit but it was still fun to be up there. Get together and I said to management because my former boss Norby Williamson said what would you think of doing sportscenter again and I'm like no no you got me on campus for one. This isn't one of those hey while you're here. Would you like to do sports center and I said I don't. I don't know I'm uncomfortable with it because we'll never be as good as what people remember us being and then once again. My Wife said this isn't about you. It's about everybody else who may tune in for. I said you're right again. We stop it. I the person I got a hold of I Scott Van Pelt and I said Scott. Here's this idea and it's your show he goes. Oh no you kidding me. That'd be awesome and I said Yeah but you know it's going to take over the show he goes no no no no I I love it and his generosity is what made it work to but I said to. ESPN nobody can know about this. Let's try to keep a secret good for a change even on campus Chris Berman and Bob. We did not know that I was doing a show that night. They had no idea so when I left I said goodbye to Chris Chris Berman and he said thanks for coming home. He did not know that I was not going home. My actual home I was staying there and you probably ably had about fifteen people who knew and then management got ahold of Keith and said and key said loved to do it and then when he got up there. I hadn't seen him in a while haven't talked to him. It didn't take long before all of a sudden. We're just having fun. We're jabbing each other. You know it it was it was we were going back to what we did twenty two years ago and then we got it on the set and I said you know here things that I want to talk about about. Let we'll do baseball highlights so we can be contemporary and make it like. It's a real sportscenter but I did tell everybody. Let's wait till around ten o'clock before we tweet out anything. Let's do my best to not do it. Espn always does and smother something and they said yes that's fine. We'll do that the other part I wanted to talk about our favorite sportscenter moments. I wanted to talk about the commercials that we did catchphrases and they said you know yes. Yes and yes I said good and and I got out of there and what was great is the reaction I got from people who didn't know it was happening so they thought Oh fortieth anniversary other shown some video of Dan and Oh my God you guys are on Sportscenter and that's the reaction I wanted. If you tuned in then you tune in for the right reason you were tuning in for Van Pelt and you were tuning in following tennis and if we could somehow surprise you the number of texts I got from from friends. Were Oh my God you guys are doing sportscenter and that's what I wanted. I wanted to be a surprise and it was a pleasant surprise for a lot of people people and thank you. I'm not going back to work at. ESPN doing sportscenter. This was a one and done officially retire and I'm glad what I did. It said to me two years ago. Five years ago seven years ago I would have said never but I was really proud and happy. The danettes came up for the townhall and just you know you guys were in the second row and just your reaction to it was genuine. It was honest you know it was emotional emotional for me and I remember Robin. Roberts sang after Euro softy. I go yeah I was. I wanted to cry and then I was bringing everybody else sinn. I was getting them. The only didn't crack the general bobbly he never cracks. He's a journalist but yeah it was emotional. Oh and then I think it was Bob. Lee Sang though no it was one of the producers Mike McCready goes. Why was it so emotional? I said when you when you work with that group for that long time in those people and you share in their lives and then when it's done and then and it's gone it's it's it's emotional break-up and I didn't know how much we meant to those people. Sometimes you have to leave leave to find out how much you mean to somebody and I realized we really did and did it and hopefully I was a good worker. I and you know cohort. You know those kind of things good employees but it was just nice to see people who did these jobs back then and they're still there. You Know Twenty Years Fifteen years later so I'm glad the Danettes went up got to see that and it was really impressive. When I'm up there on the on the day us and you have all of that talent up there you know you got you know you have hall of famers up there? I mean Bob's a hall of Famer and Chris and Mike and Robyn and who I love you know you're just you're surrounded by people who've done a lot of things and that's when it started to seep in a little bit in and and then all of a sudden I started cracking a little bit and I went oh boy. I'm done because my wife said. Are you gonNA cry. I go no. I'm not gonNa cry and then I say why. Would you ask ask me. If I'm going to cry. Don't even put that word in my head. You set me up my God. In the first time I started to cry. I paused and then I'm always waiting for somebody to like jump in. They're all looking at me as if I swallowed something I was choking on my food you'd so it's a live crowd seven hundred people and they're going. What's wrong with you but I don't want to what happened five seconds go by and I go? I gotTa Spit on something and I I couldn't do. I think I said holy bleep and then the crowd reacted and then I gathered myself and there was one time where I was talking about something and then it went to somebody else came back to me and I go. I started to talk again. I no no no no no can't do it can't do it yeah talk Susie and Mike Tirico try to help you out a little bit they were sitting on either side and they put like a little comforting arm on your data ever try to comfort you a little bit while he's getting that choked up and then I asked Paulie to stay because I just thought you know what somebody outside side of this looking at it because polly didn't work on sportscenter but when he was there at ESPN so to have him kind of look at it and say hey what about this or he it was just another set of eyes and ears in was really a welcomed addition at the very end police. You guys you get ready to say something like at its announcement and then you fade the black like the sopranos and everybody went awesome because I said let's get don't stop believing by journey and play that too and we actually tried to do do that but we were we wanted it to fade to black and then just come up and say this is sportscenter and not everybody got it but that's okay but you know that was pauly's suggestion there that when you guys just do that and it was a nice. It was a Nice Day Nice night yeah point. The two things that really stuck out to me was after the town hall. I think maybe three thirty nine to noon. It's beautiful sunny. Dan Campus Sixty seven degrees. ESPN campuses gorgeous. It's built up so much we're standing behind behind the tent and it's me you the Danettes here comes Kennedy Maine and there's Mike to Rico boomer and then here comes Kevin the Gandhi and all these different anchors are walking up and and then a bunch of employees like producer types of walking up to you now have gray hair now but you still recognize faces and they're coming up and hugging you like high school reunion field behind the tent and then Jimmy Protrero the president is ESPN's just hanging Chit Chat with all the people and and the PR people are standing there and people were just lined up to come and give you a hug new good to see and you're like Oh my God God that was really cool because it felt like natural not forced in any way and then the other highlight for me like you said I never worked on sportscenter and never got to work with you and Keith to see you and when Keith get back into your roles within five seconds of walking in that room we're in Scott van pelt production room. He's got this big room. He's got some great producers Stanford Steve. Is there there and you in case that next to each other and I sat behind you purposely to stay out of the way but also to eavesdrop basically and you and Keith are just kinda jabbing each other Jabeen Ebon the highlights a key psycho the cardinals shocker they want you know and then you're like well and and you went right back into routine like those twenty two years got compressed into nothing and this is fascinating you guys are running the room casually and it was really cool for me to see how you and Keith play off each other totally different personalities totally different styles and then when you guys you guys kept poking and laughing and poking and laughing and I had to take pictures of it 'cause it was so cool yeah. It was natural but that's what they said well. How do we set it up so it's like it was for you and Keith and I said we re we didn't talk that much during the night writing sportscenter but but then we go put on makeup on in the bathroom and then we would catch up for like ten minutes and then we'd go do the show because we never wanted to show our cards he was going to try to entertain me was going to try to entertain him because there's no studio audience? You just have camera people there. Those are the people trying to make laugh and it was it. It was fun that way to be able to do that but some great people up there <hes> I miss him but it'll be from afar amish you yes it is crazy how watching you guys do the the eleven o'clock sportscenter and hearing it like Paul said it immediately took you right back and it was kind of like like Oh yeah. That's what this is supposed to sound like. This is exactly what it was supposed to be. It's what we all remember and even like I'm sitting there with my wife and I were both smiling ear to ear for ninety minutes because they're like this. This is what is this is what it's supposed to be it was it was really great. Yeah and I appreciate the opportunity and I didn't know I needed it as much as I did until I it was I was riding home and I didn't have the music on it was just quiet in it's never quiet because I used to leave. ESPN and I would recall pauly's machine at at work and I would leave a message for him and it would be two minutes of me talking up to the vocals on a song like just to kill time time is fifty five minutes for me to drive home and I had no sound on on <hes> the radio at all I just drove home thinking and letting it sink in home and I'm not supposed to drink beer I got home and had a beer and and I was in the basement by myself the TV's not on. I just sat there and I went wow. I don't know what just happen. Glad it did and we move on. We move on your apple. One of the highlights was also van Pelt was pretty giddy because you know he was the big conduit of this. He's got this great late night. Show he goes. Let's go upstairs. Let's go upstairs when you and Keith Fergus. I got onset around nine thirty PM on Friday night to take a little piece and he goes. Let's go upstairs and take a picture behind him use. I'm going to walk up and I'm going to give point wait for the back of their heads. Because you get a picture then we run out on my Scottish. You're set you don't sneak around and so van pelt gets behind you. You didn't even know he was there and he gives us look like look who's here and he posted it. He said GonNa be a big show tonight and he tweeted that out like at ten o'clock and the reaction was like this is happening. This is cool and it was really cool to see how just blossom naturally by the way I recruited Van Pelt to come. ESPN like I was I wanted to create a dynasty there. I wanted the best talent there. I didn't care if if they were in competition I wanted van pelt to leave the golf channel. I was begging him. I said you are so much better than what you're doing at the golf channel and then he finally relinquished and came up there and and he's a really talented guy. Let me just the the the one big thing that he did at the end of the show. It's it's really good and that shouldn't get lost in. You know what we did or who we are. What we meant to sports center? There are a lot of talented people there but van peasy is really good at what he does on that show really is and I just WanNa thank him for his generosity because he needed to be all in for this to to work all right when we come back more phone calls best and worst of the weekend we will also talk to Kirk herbstreit curious about what if Michigan lost that game the army does. USC HAVE A quarterback here. 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We have a double header on ESPN and there's not much better than that starting gough the Houston Texans at the New Orleans saints with the saints being a seven point favorite at seven ten eastern kickoff on ESPN just followed by the Denver broncos knows at the Oakland Raiders Denver broncos being a one point favorite at ten twenty pm eastern kick on ESPN guys. It's time to make I bet CSI DOT com year betting partner new members get one hundred percent bonus cash. All they have to do is use our one on one. It's only game and so you bet that double phone calls. I'm thinking of maybe going to the Alabama South Carolina Gay whereas at South Carolina Oh it's a fun town Columbia yeah some good food. Can we find out what the spread is because didn't Nick Sabin get upset with the fans left here is this is a long back and forth with Nick Sabin. Can I play this now. Okay so Alabama roughed up. Who did they rough up? mcneese state or somebody New Mexico New Mexico New Mexico state they roughed up here is the Alabama head coach on the strength of schedule for Alabama you think this kind of level of competition can get you ready for an SEC game a week later well look. I've talked about this this before I so we try to schedule the best teams that we can schedule and <hes> we're trying to do that in the future as well <hes> but we we have to we can only play the people who are willing to play us. I I've said my opinion about playing twelve world power five schools. That's what I would rather do so but a lot of people don't agree with that. I'd rather play Tennessee Games and then play to other power power five schools so all the Games are exciting for the fans. All the Games are good football. You wouldn't have to go undefeated to get in the playoffs because you play a more quality schedule Joe. I've been through and covered that ground a hundred times so do I think we can get bettering games like this I do if you approach the the game right and you practice the right way and you prepare and you have the right focus and you play to your standard. You can get better playing anybody. Would I rather play other teams. No disrespect a New Mexico state. Their coach works hard their players played hard but if it's my philosophy that we should play twelve power five absolutely I'd say the answer to that would be yes but that's a philosophical answer and that's not the way it is I so I I don't know why you would ask me that question as is if I could do something about it when I can't do anything about it so we're playing the best teams that we can get the place. Why don't you start call around and see if you can get somebody else to play us and we'll play? We'll play anybody you can get to play him once you get the tap on the podium then you know you're you're in trouble. You can hear the tap here now. WHO's get when do they schedule? New Mexico state probably probably three years ago generally called football and how long is Nick Sabin Vendor under but is he saying like did he think New Mexico state was going to be a great team when they scheduled New Mexico state maybe maybe they can't get USC to play him neutral site home in home all maybe he can't get you know Wisconsin a plane home at home or Notre Dame to play home in home well. I think they would do home at home. Alabama probably does it want to do home in home. They don't want to go to New Mexico state. Yes that doesn't feel like he's calling somebody out. Yes he's sort of like sub tweeting somebody doing all of that. I don't know if he's talking about his athletic. Let it director or is it. Another school is like a conference thing but it feels like he's sort of indirectly calling somebody out but just can't name them and I don't know who it is but it is kind of weird to hear Nick Saban. I can't do anything but what he wanted to do. I can't help it. I thought he I don't he's the most powerful guy in college football. Nick Saban can't get it figured out. I don't WanNA WANNA play New Mexico state. We're GONNA play New Mexico state. Yes mclovin yeah. I really took it is no one will play him like nobody. Everyone's like. I'm not gonNA take that elegance crimson tide. Why would I do that? Ah Wisconsin if you were New Mexico state. Wouldn't you want Alabama at New Mexico state right but I'm saying good schools aren't complaining like a Wisconsin said no way I'm not I do home and I'm not doing anything job well. I would do a home in home without Obama but that's why would you take that to ells on your resume. May maybe yes yes you really I mean it sounds great like yeah. Let's have all these awesome games against all of these awesome teams but do you want to go into. I don't WanNa go there. WanNa go there and get get your ass handling again but look Notre Dame. Thanks Notre Dame did it with Georgia. They did home in home with Georgia. I mean I I I like that for both of these teams yeah pull. It happened to like Texas a couple years ago remember. They played Ohio State a couple times to open the season and works out real bad for one team but another team leapfrogs gets like okay. You're you start on a monster win well if it was the NFL and you could schedule your opponents. Nobody would schedule the Patriots. No one would want to play the Patriots. No everybody's ready schedule the dolphins and they pay the dolphins money to show up to get meat. Is that what the Ravens did. This didn't help their strength of schedule. I think you got to remember where the money is to new. Mexico state's not GONNA get a home game with Alabama. They'll never happened in a million years but New Mexico state will get a million to come there and get eaten alive. The only way the Alabama is playing. USC IS IT'S AT AT and T. Stadium Down in Dallas or in Georgia some neutral site where there's each team gets a bonus check of two million million dollars towards the Athletic Department because that's how they get double paid but don't you think Alabama could do that and say we got our ten games against our are you know conference and we're going to all the other ones in a neutral site and we're GONNA WE'RE GONNA face whoever wants to face a neutral site so then you get the best of both both worlds you get paid and then you get you get the strength of schedule bump by playing some of these teams at a neutral site gambling right on cue the twenty any twenty Alabama football schedule I got this day of USC at at and T. Stadium Arlington Texas neutral site game but then they play the Georgia State Panthers at home well well look at what Georgia state just Tennessee. You think that they all of us they just scheduled that like Georgia state Tennessee or my <hes>. I don't know maybe maybe we we. We need to avoid your State Alabama schedule's always the funniest November sitting this next year November seventh at Lsu November twenty one twenty first home against Texas. A&M In between that the UT Martin Skyhawks all right okay no no fence Kirk herbstreit set to join us on loan from allstate and a Herbie joins us now. I was talking about this a little while ago on the show you know Michigan not preparing or being prepared to face army and nearly losing in overtime. Could you imagine June if Michigan and lost that Game Herbie Oh my gosh oh my gosh and a year so where Jim harbaugh fifth year he's Eight and eleven against ranked teams coming in some of his own fans are saying this isn't working win. Can we beat Ohio state. When can we beat Michigan State? What's going on? Why can't we win these big games <hes> and and and the state were to lose two army before they get to a bi week and then they gotta go to Madison to take on the badgers? I it's better off. We don't think about that. I think we we just we just say they found a way to win and move forward but they've got a lot of work to do if they want to accomplish what their fan base expects from them in twenty nineteen what advice as a former quarterback would you give Trevor Lawrence this year well far be it for me to give him any advice the freak I think <hes> I I would tell him it's just from following this sport and being the perch that I've been in for twenty four years washing guys has come and go I would probably advise him and say just be careful of listening and it's hard not to today but feeling these almost unrealistic expectations what happens what I've watched guys feel if they told me after the season they they subco- subconsciously feel that they have to live up to that hype and and there's a tendency to WANNA make the fifty yard touchdown and on every play and so it's not fun to gain for yards three yards four yards seven yards and slowly let at the game come to you. It's it's easier to WANNA hit Justin Ross for a sixty yard touchdown her for tea Higgins for big throw and and I think there's just a tendency to force forced the issue and then you know in this sport when you start trying to make plays instead of letting those plays come to you <hes> there's a bit of a problem and I think that offense. That's probably the biggest thing that they have to fight against is trying to to live up to such a big expectations when you have a quarterback like that but he's as good as they say he's. He's the Best I've seen him. Andrew Lock was a really good when we start thinking about who will who will transition to the NFL lock one coming out of college that you could not wait to see what he would do. The one that comes to mind before that would be Peyton manning when you just look at them and you think okay this guy is going to the NFL. He's going to have a great career. Trevor Lawrence has everything you're looking forward to his size. His approach to the game is humility is willing to is to work his willingness to want to get better <hes>. It's going to be scary where he'll be <hes> a year from now and once he gets done with his junior year and and whoever's lucky enough to be sitting there number one well. We'll obviously have a quarterback that they can put the franchise on his bath. What was the biggest surprise this weekend to you? Oh besides army the two probably that stood out to me was Nebraska was Scott Frost up seventeen in boulder order in Colorado fighting all the way back to to beat them was probably one that stands out and then this is this is one that you have to be you know a a just they degenerate like me to to to have stayed up for data to lay out in Seattle with cow and Washington and by the time I got home it was almost three in the morning and that games delayed so lazy to go on and cow ended up <hes> nothing off Washington Jason Late <hes> and that one even though he thought it might be competitive. I don't know if anybody thought cow to Seattle and knock off the Husky so that one was a late late late one but a big surprise yeah I thought the USC win over Stanford surprise a lot of people including most people at USC yeah yeah that's another fan base that is got mixed emotions damn because of course they're fighting for the TROJANS agents and and hoping the Trojans win but some of them are openly cheering for play Hilton to lose they want they want quote Unquote Urban Meyer Bob Stoops and so you know I you know how fickle fans can be but yeah S. C. How `bout that? Let's say True Freshman <hes> keeping Florida's who stepped it's in there and had a monster game against Stanford and you know s e is another team that you talk about a head coach that's facing a lot of sprouts and pressure and think about that opening up their season with Fresno Stanford at Byu Utah at Washington at Notre Dame in a year where if you don't win tens and potentially win the PAC twelve you're fired and you lose your starting quarterback week one. That's that's a lot of pressure but they looked good last week. <hes> when's the last time you looked at a sign doing college game day and it just made you laugh out loud and I there are so many of them out there that you almost get immune to them so I typically depending on where we go. <hes> try not to look at them and see what they might have but yeah we we actually have a segment where we have the signs. We showed different signs that are out there but I can't think of. I can't think of a one or a category they had a lot of fun last week <hes> with Ed or drawn different signs and pictures of him and of course he's become one of the great characters in the sport with his voice and the way he talks people like to have fun with him but by the way he's got. LSU All all of a sudden figuring out how to score touchdowns and not just play defense you WanNa talk about a team after two weeks that kind of trending in the right direction you know <hes> there's the quarterback Joe Borough Offense Joe Brady came over from the saints where he's twenty nine years old and he's become like the the the genius of the sport after two weeks he's implemented the saints offense and at Lsu and this kid Joe Borough is the beneficiary cheery. It looks like running a lot of same place that drew breeze runs and Texas could not figure out how to stop them so that that's the team that <hes> to keep an eye on and what a match up that potentially could be with Joe Berlinger his new offense going up against two <hes> in Tuscaloosa in Tuscaloosa late in the year. I mentioned at the outset of the interview interview. You're joining us on behalf of all state the allstate mayhem moment predictions. How are you doing with this year? <hes> pretty challenging when you look at entire slate of games and and try to figure out where the the mayhem moment might be of course that could be an upset that could be <hes> close call like we had last week with with army and Michigan so I- Tuesdays I have a prediction I might start asking Fritzy who he likes. No no no I'll bet against that if you're asking for advice so yeah Tuesday we predict on twitter where where the May have moment might be and then Saturday night with stuff fowler and I on ABC we Kinda reacted today and find our may have moment of the day which is much easier than trying to predict it on Tuesday Herbie great to talk to you. Safe travels as always thanks for joining US absolutely great catching up you to Dan talk to you soon. That's Kirk herbstreit of the mothership. If you missed any of our celebrity interviews <hes> <hes> this week or any week from the Mercedes G. Man Cave go to the DP show APP where you can watch and listen from inside the Mercedes. AMC Man Cave Mercedes G. driving performance. We will hear from you coming up next best in worse to the weekend. Also we will give you hours. That's coming up here on the Dan Patrick Show what he paid you you know all the Jag just another guy on ESPN's around the horn. I have the talk board with me. 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We have a double header on ESPN and there's not much better than that starting off of the Houston Texans at the New Orleans saints with the saints being a seven point favorite. That's that's a seven ten eastern kickoff on ESPN just followed by the Denver Broncos at the Oakland Raiders Denver broncos being a one point favorite as a ten twenty twenty pm eastern kick on ESPN all right guys. It's time to make betsy SL DOT com year betting partner new members get one hundred percent bonus cash hashing all they have to do is use T. R. One so only game until you bet at that a couple of clips <hes> that I want to play for you. Our good friend Tom Curran had this question to Bill Bella. Check about Antonio Brown after last night's game. I'm bill just wanted to see. Do you have any comment on the reports and it's the best it doesn't even get to the to the punchline now any <hes> comment on know your thoughts on here is <hes> Ben Rothlisberger on his thoughts of Antonio Brown joining the Patriots join these guys now already. You say whatever he didn't even get a whatever whatever whatever he didn't even get the bird. I thought he said Hunter. I'm like what is Hotter Hutter. Some phone calls here. Jeff in Detroit is back Jeff. How was your weekend? Oh then that was pretty. He got a chance to go home and wrap up things the sports go out like it was supposed to man that was pretty dope. Listen man it was it was best for the weekend. We can't be teaching how concerned the boy looked like. He got them hands on yeah. He looks like he's pretty decent with those hands the worse on the time out to double Kirkman and and I'm sitting there thinking this has happened in this has happened blocked punt on my goodness. It's a two point conversion yeah. That's pretty much how it go then you take. I'm talking about a loss on the same thing. No it doesn't help you doesn't help you whatsoever. Keep your head up Jeff. It's GonNa be a long year. Yeah the lions just lion themselves or however you want to use it as a verb James in Virginia Nya James Goudie have for me. Thanks for taking my call for help to the redskins happy Monday. Sorry about that <hes> that launch there with the eagles you because we're looking good early L. O. That's one of my best man but yeah I thought worst since we we talk about the skins man I'll be honest with you <hes> all case keenum and he kinda surprised man I. I didn't think that the offense will show out as well as they did. Initially in the second half they didn't really get too many opportunities. MHM season defensively man when you Sean Jackson run free while while convenient and that guy he is dangerous man he proved demand two hundred and fifty yards ars two of them over yards but I thought he stalked man. There's some potential playoff ready. Oh no no no no good God. You're not playoff writing. Thank you James Hail to the Redskins yes mclovin. Did you get nervous about your super bowl. Pick Eagles. They were down seventeen. Nothing Dude just a just a little just because it's opening I wanted to get through the opening weekend unlike last year where my teams didn't get roughed stop and even Kansas City Jacksonville. I think nick foles plays although Gardner men shoot did play well. He's not as dangerous as foles but that's the greatest I believe let me see if I have this let me okay highest completion percentage by a rookie in his NFL debut since since one thousand nine hundred sixty minimum fifteen attempts number one on that list is Gardner Minhsiu Twenty to twenty five second second on the list is Marcus Mariota where he had his debut against Jameis Winston by the way I like. I like some Tampa's defense but James Winston every time he leaves his hands someone's going to score. It feels like it might be his team or your yes mclovin so Patrick Mahomes. I looked at it there box score. Thereabouts fourteen minutes in the game is two hundred seventy yards. I thought he was gonNA regress. What happened to that well? Let's wait and see I don't know man. He looked like he he is mass. Let me find out how healthy tyreek hill is going to be. He was taken to the hospital with that chef. Sammy Watkins the receiver. I Know Sammy Watkins look good. How many touches did Zeke Elliot? I told you get twenty one and I said I'm still told hold it. He's that Dak is going to get his deal. I told it was going to be done by Sunday but Jerry Jones says it's eminent Brian in North Carolina Hi Brian thanks for holding. What do you have for me? Hey Brian Yeah you snore right. You're on the Dan Patrick show best and worst the weekend you you know nothing really signifies the importance of my words in this show as Dan Patrick he can put you to sleep okay Bryan and three to one we got Brian. They should play the like fire. Engine sound see if that scares known as opposed people always get upset when I do that because they all look in there everybody. This is the fake one everybody thanks for Brian. This is for Brian Brian Boys Quick. We gotTA GET OUTTA here my boy if he was probably call in to talk about North Carolina football or something sorry Brian Ryan. Thanks for joining us. We appreciate it. One of the best calls the weekend by the way. 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