21 Burst results for "Ted Johnson"
"ted johnson" Discussed on Patriots Beat
"Yeah. All right. What else do we got? Here we go. Okay, so I've heard this a lot about why are we not more concerned about the defense and people are kind of ignoring the defense and things like that. Are we doing that? We started the show today saying that the cornerback group was easily the number one question mark heading into the season. I'm not quite as worried about linebacker just because of the way I think they're going to play it with the safeties being involved in things like that. But defensively, outside of a few guys, I'm not confident in a lot of people right now or I shouldn't say confident. I just don't know. I don't know what those guys are going to look like. We don't know what the rookies are going to look like. We don't know what camera grown or raycon McMillan or Mac Wilson's going to look like in this defense. It is very legit. It's very, what's the word? It's very affair to be worried about defense. I think we're all worried about the defense. That's my number one concern with the team. Yeah, I'd agree. Just to address this question, I wouldn't say linebackers, the worst group in a long time. There's just a lot of unknowns, right? Cornerback, there's, I think there's more reasons for concern with corner because Malcolm butler's 32. There were only 6 corners in the league last year that were over the age of 30 that played more than ten games. I mean, that's there's concrete reason to be concerned about that one. He also just spent the year out of league. Jack Jones is a rookie. You don't know. Joanne Williams hasn't done anything in three years. I mean, it feels like there's definitive reasons to be skeptical about those guys. Linebackers a little different to me. I think it could go either way, right? Yeah. You do have guys with legitimate upside. McGraw, McMillan, Wilson, like these guys, you really only need one of those guys to pan out. And look, are they going to be the brewski vrabel McGuinness Roman fight for Ted Johnson linebacker group? No. But I think of a couple of those guys pan out and can give you replacement level play. You'll be fine a linebacker. Juan Bentley's good on early downs if he stays in that role. Again, these guys look like they can maybe cover a little bit play sideline to sideline. Yeah. They should be fine. If all three of those guys are spectacular busts, then yes, it's going to be a rough group. I think chances are at least one of those guys hits. I think more than one of them hits because there's a lot to like there. The cornerback group is really what scares me because you don't have that outside of Jack Jones. There's not a ton of potential. Like you're hoping you know what the historical evidence suggests this could be an uphill climb from Malcolm butler. Could he pan out? Yes, but the historical evidence points to struggles there. Juwan Williams, again, hasn't shown anything.
"ted johnson" Discussed on Patriots Beat
"Making it to the wild card game. That's not the accomplishment. That's not the end goal. So, you know, I think it's important that they keep that mentality. I was talking to Ted Johnson about this when I was on with him on the sports hub on Sunday about what kind of the mood is like after that game. Yeah. And I asked him how much, you know, they go back and they evaluate a game like that because you're never gonna face that bills team again. There's no need to necessarily self scout that game in the sense that that patriots team is never going to take the field again, right. But there's going to be so much so many personnel changes. But, you know, if I'm Bill or if I'm a leader in that locker room, maybe not in the off season, but they want to OTAs. Everybody's sitting down. The first thing I'm doing is putting that game up the highlights that came up on the big screen to watch. Yeah. I'm bringing that back over. I'm making guys watch that before every game next year. That's the thing. That has the potential to it's just so jarring the way the game went down. I think that game has the potential to be a defining game for this core. The question is in what direction? Is it defining game in that? They got to that point. They got to the playoffs in year one. It seems so encouraging. And then they just got beat down and they never recovered or is that the game that woke them up and let them know, hey, yeah, we won 7 games in a row. We thought we were it and then we got our faces stomped in like that's how we learned. I think that a couple things I remember obviously the greatest Bill Belichick pregame speech of all time before Super Bowl 39 when he just ran around the parade route for the evils. Another one, this is simpler, but the winners wanted t-shirts. Yes. And I forget what year that was, but that was the slogan at the beginning of the year winners wanted. And it was like a training camp slogan and that goes away once the season starts like late in the year. They brought back the winners wanted thing. So, you know, I think it's just something like that. I think it's something that you have to, you have to internalize that game. I think if you're the Patriots you have to internalize that game and they can use it..
"ted johnson" Discussed on Red Sox Beat
"I mean, there always has to be, look, we all love a sports argument, right? A debate. And those have been around since the beginning of sports. And I'm not saying that they have it. But my problem now is there's so much animosity that vented towards baseball toward sports owners, agents, and players that a lot of the fun has come out of it. And that's why it's important and I think we recognize a guy like John Lester when he retires after 16 years. Yeah. And again, in 5 years, hopefully we get a chance to kind of bring him back up and do it all again when he's eligible for the Hall of Fame. Well, Alex, we got to get out of here and I got to wrap up this podcast. Thanks for joining me on it. Got anything you want to push? By the way? Just full coverage. We got the Patriots in the playoffs, two Caracas back to south, it should sell the deadline and we'll talk more about Ortiz candidacy, 98, 5 sports sub dot com. Well done, Alex, I'm very proud of you. We all taught you well, you know? And by the way, keep Evan Lazar in line, would you? Oh, I will. You know I am. By the way, when I text you, Bengal texts from the playoffs, will you please respond right away? I will try. I will. See, prime is, 'cause it's during after this, you know, once a patriots get eliminated definitely. If it's in the middle of a patriots game, I don't know what's going on, but are you going to buffalo, by the way? I am not. I will actually be on with Ted Johnson Sunday warning on the sports of from 8 to ten after the game. So there you go. Stick it sticking around to excuse me, sticking around to jump on air, so. All right, 8 to ten on Sunday morning with Ted Johnson, the former Super Bowl winning patriots linebacker. That will be much less than win or lose in Buffalo on Saturday night. I want to thank everybody for downloading today's podcast. Thank our terrific guests,.
"ted johnson" Discussed on The Gerry Callahan Podcast
"The fifteenth pick in the draft on him and he was really really good at alabama he had i think forty one touchdowns and four picks won. A national title. Was a finalist for the heisman. One all the you know the daviel. Brian quarterback awards was a great great quarterback at alabama which is not you know planet to whatever fitchburg state alabama so. The kid was as nfl. Ready you can get a pure dropback passer which is kind of what the patriots prefer. I've changed which has worked out pretty well here. Perhaps secondly cam newton stinks okay. Bill belichick knows better than anyone. It cam newton who had eight touchdowns and ten picks and a losing record and turn the ball over and just was a very inaccurate thrower. Last year check knows that he wasn't going to get a better. He knows it was just a stopgap if he played them at all gonna play two or three weeks and then mack jones was gonna come off the bench so he said why wait cam. Newton is not equipped to be a backup. He's alpha dog. He's a good leader and he's unvaccinated. Now that i've heard people say ted johnson former patriots said cam. Newton was cut for one reason only he was on backs nude. That's absurd because if cam newton was great. We're great if he were you know just throwing missiles all over the place in preseason looking re looking like the mvp that he was in carolina when he went fifteen in one he could have been unvaccinated. He would made the team. It's a factor because everything is a factor with bill belichick and factors are Magnified when you're a backup quarterback because you can't be a distraction. You can't be getting in the way maybe look unfocused at practice. That's a good point. I can say it now. Zoe's right zolak was rising of apologized. It's dancing and and screwing around wasn't a factor. That's not why was cut. But when we built on stuff when you have a starter.
"ted johnson" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
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"ted johnson" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO
"Were pretty talented. You know, they were right up there with the Jackson five. Oh, yeah. They were one bad apple with a huge That was that was another good one. Yeah. All right, let's talk. Ah, unemployment on what is going on? Well, the report that came out yesterday on first time unemployment claims was just a Bit disappointing. It suggested the job market recovery may hit a bump in the road or may have hit a bump in the road. The A number of new filings rose back above one million last week, and that ended a downward trend in the week to week Tallis tally that's been going on for many weeks in a row. No. Oh, boy. Alright, let's talk about home sales as well. Well, that's a bright spot in the economy we heard earlier this week that the housing starts were way up Homebuilders air doing very well selling newly built homes and economists think last month was another big one for sales of existing homes. The National Association of Realtors releases its July data after the markets open this morning. And the forecasters are predicting the sales rose more than 14.5% last month. Alright now another big story, of course, is covert vaccines and, you know everybody wants to know when they're when they're going to be ready when the trials are going to end when the trial's going to begin. What do we got? Well, a couple of encouraging reports this morning. Ted Johnson and Johnson is preparing for a large scale trial when it's covert 19 vaccine is ready. J and J says it May Testa's many of 60,000 people twice as many as other big trials in the U. S. The design for the trial was posted earlier this month. The trial may begin late next month. Advisor reports a phase one trial of its vaccine has returned. Favorable safety data advisor is working with by on Tech of Germany to develop its vaccine. The companies say the vaccine could be submitted for regulatory review as early as October. So it's a lot of things in the works were just hoping for the best and hoping things happen quickly. Well, that's all we can do. At this point. Let's talk about now an industry that is definitely seeing an impact is the travel industry. Yeah, and it's the hope that a lot of Americans will stretch their vacation plans into the fall. Analysts say. It may not be as important this year for families to wrap up their travel in August. That's thanks to remote work and remote learning. When people are travelling lately, though, they're more likely to drive to a destination within their state to avoid quarantine rules, and the motels have been more popular during the pandemic, because guests can enter their rooms from outside walkways, and the rooms have their own heating and air conditioning system. So people just feel a little safer in a motel in a hotel in some cases, So here in California big story this morning about uber and lift. Yeah, you were in danger of losing that the service. But for the moment, uber and lift have won a reprieve in California. Ahh Court ruled that the ride sharing companies can continue operating as normal for now, while they challenge the state labor law. This law requires that the companies treat workers as employees instead of independent contractors, and that would have just up ended. The company's business models, uber and lift had threatened to suspend service in the state if they had to comply with the mandate. Now, both companies are proposing that a measure be put on the November ballot. It would grant more protection toe workers, but they would stop short of making them full. Pledged employees. All right, This is a sad story about the baby chicks. Yeah, it was. It was. It was news to me, and then you pass it along for what? It's worth thousands of baby chicks. Sent through the Postal Service died recently. It's another case, raising questions about the post office. I didn't know this, but hatcheries have been sending checks through the mail for more than 100 years. Newborns can live for 72 hours without food or water because they ingest the old just before they had a farmer in Maine, who's received checks by mail. For six years. He lost 500 chip such chicks over his last two shipments. In prior years, he had never lost more than 25 In one shipment. Alright, let's end with a good story because my sister lives in a neighbourhood where they actually get food trucks, and I didn't know that they went to neighborhoods. Well. They are now operators that depended on office workers for livelihood before the pandemic are showing up in a lot of American suburbs where people were working from home now, the president of the National Food Truck Association, told The Associated Press. A lot of people are happy they get to skip cooking dinner. They sample new kinds of foods, and they get to mingle with their neighbors while their orders are being prepared. All right, Jeff Bellenger from.
Johnson & Johnson to Start Late-Stage Coronavirus Vaccine Trial in September With up to 60,000 People
"Now another big story, of course, is covert vaccines and, you know everybody wants to know when they're when they're going to be ready when the trials are going to end when the trial's going to begin. What do we got? Well, a couple of encouraging reports this morning. Ted Johnson and Johnson is preparing for a large scale trial when it's covert 19 vaccine is ready. J and J says it May Testa's many of 60,000 people twice as many as other big trials in the U. S. The design for the trial was posted earlier this month. The trial may begin late next month. Advisor reports a phase one trial of its vaccine has returned. Favorable safety data advisor is working with by on Tech of Germany to develop its vaccine. The companies say the vaccine could be submitted for regulatory review as early as October. So it's a lot of things in the works were just hoping for the best and hoping things happen quickly. Well, that's all we can do. At this
"ted johnson" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"Boroughs of the world who have just breakout final seizes on campus for making the sort of move that they've made over the years typically question number three from Nikolai Herman. That's at Niko. What is your viewpoint on why the seahawks and John Schneider do not get any heat for not getting a new deal in place for Jamal Adams before trading him in the same way Bill O'Brien did for Laremy Tunsil great question Nikolai I think it largely has to do with John Schneider and Pete Carroll's record of success. They've of course, want a super bowl they've been to two super bowls and they've been consistently contending for a decade right now. So they deserve the benefit of the doubt. I also think part of this is Bill Brian has become such a punching bag in the media, and there are certain corners in the media that I think our rely on narratives a little bit and narratives growing social media, and sometimes it's hard to decipher the truth from the narrative. The truth is that Bill O'Brien has been to the playoffs four times in five years. They have a good young quarterback, they've rebuilt their offensive line. There's been a lot of good. That's been done there. Now it's not perfect. There's no question about that that the issues. Organizationally without question Bill O'Brien has. Has, has his share of responsibility for all of that. But if you look on the field and you'll get the roster, not an unhealthy situation and that's why I said that I I said over the weekend like it just it seemed. Just inconsistent. When you saw some of the criticism that Bill Brian got last August after Laremy Tunsil trade and he didn't see the same sort of kind of very aggressive criticism towards the sea hawks and again, that's what the acknowledgement that Schneider in Carol deserves the benefit of the doubt and both cases you gave up a lot. For a very, very high player and so that players got to perform at that level. I know the Texans are happy about where they're out with lower me tonsil I don't have any reason to believe that Seattle won't feel the same way about Jamal Adams a year from now question number four from eternally optimistic. That's at Georgia, boy underscore nine twelve. If you're a projected top ten first round pick for the two thousand and twenty one, are you sitting out the season with all? That's going on and focusing on the combine or do you suck it up and chance it without a union or guarantees by playing this year? I think eternally optimistic you are. If IT'S A. One hundred percent case. By case basis, you know at the quarterback position. They say you need a certain amount of throws in a certain amount of wraps at the college level before you play in the NFL and that's something I would certainly consider if I was Trevor Lawrence are adjusted feels that I could make myself better as a player and the risk that I'm really going to sink in the draft is minimal. So it might be worth going and getting the experience and if you WanNa look at the injury risk, Lewis to look at a ton of Loa that guy had as about as bad non-food. Injuries you could possibly suffer and he had a lengthy a an extensive injury history before that yet he still went fifth overall, and so for quarterbacks I think we're talking about one thing for everyone else. We're talking about another. If you WANNA talk about the other end of the spectrum if I'm one of these running backs who came back from my last year on campus and there were a handful of them last year like Alabama's. Harris clemson's travis at Ti an. Oklahoma state Cuba Hubbard I would seriously consider sitting out because you know the the whole game running backs is your odometer. You know you've got a certain amount of mileage on your legs and you got a certain amount of mileage until you aren't what you were before in the goal and the goal is to get to your second NFL contract and so putting yourself in those sorts of situations and what could be very unstable or uneven college season I think there's a lot of risk there. So if I'm a quarterback I, really consider. I really really seriously consider sticking with it and getting the reps that I that are GonNa make me a better player and then they're gonna make better pro whereas running back I'm probably kind of like looking at this and saying, this might be time to get out of here. Question Number five from Dana Og that's at Dana Oh. Gee. What is happening? With all this happening with the MLB you honestly see nfl the NFL making it through a full season Dan I'm gonNA. Tell you exactly what team doctors that I've talked to have said, what team executives that I've talked to have said over the last few months? That is I am confident that they'll be able to start the season. I do think they're going to start a season on September thirteenth I do think one is going to happen I. Am less confident. They're going to be able to finish the season and again, i. believe that's because we are all at the mercy of what happens in this country, every businesses and especially sports that require. People congregating that require in some cases including this case physical contact. So much of this is going to depend on what's going on in the country particularly because they're not in a bubble and so to me, it's just where are we in October November as a country you tell me that I'll tell you how good a chance they've got getting through the seas and finally question number six from j Richard. TACO. That's at ninety seven JD. Dr. What is the expectation for a team if their entire offensive lineups out or all their QB's great question Jay Richard. I think they just got to find a way to make it work. This becomes more interesting question when you talk po-potentially that sort of outbreak during the season though, and this is part of the reason why teams want clarity on what's going to constitute. Now, break in the League probably needs to work on giving team some sort of idea of what's going to constitute. An outbreak, you cannot leave this up to the individual teams. The way baseball left it up to the marlins over the weekend. And you have to draw a line and you have to give guys, you have to give the people in charge a very, very clear understanding of what constitutes an outbreak. So there's GonNa be a raw number for that. Maybe it's twenty, twenty, five, whatever it is number of people that. Would lead to a shutdown really do a forfeiture that sort of thing, and like you said, Jay Richard, there's also the possibility that maybe there's a position group GIG that gets wiped out and maybe that creates a player safety issue, and so you're GonNa have to allow for that as well. It's going to be a complicated season. There's no question about that. That's the one thing I can't say. For, sure. Appreciate you guys coming out for the return again, we want your feedback and I want your feedback on this podcast that we just did which a little longer than normal but I wanted to give you something to chew on coming back off vacation, and also while your feedback on the podcast, we did during my vacation, the ones.
"ted johnson" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"Right. Thanks Ted always great catching up with him. We have a great time in the fall in the post game in the pre game show and he's just a great dude in general happy to have him on the show here for the very first time and from there. We're going to jump right in your questions. Because of the circumstances you guys have noticed the last couple of weeks we've reverted to doing the questions that you guys. Send us the way we used to do them. So went from being voicemails and emails now back to doing six pack longtime listeners of the show understand how the six pack works. We the cough for questions on twitter. We ask you respond. If your question gets picked we give you like on twitter? That means they hit that little heart button there and you get an answer here. Question number one for the week from Smith that's at Brian. Underscore nineteen fifty-three Brian's asking how interested with the colts. Being jalen hurts Brian. I do think that there will be on. The colds are going to do their homework on the quarterback this year by I think part of trading the thirteenth overall pick four to force buckner wasn't acknowledgement. That maybe they didn't think that the their long-term answer was there. And furthermore I think that the the the edition of Philip rivers is a sign that they are planning that they are doing their best to sort of keep the train on the tracks with the program as they built it the last three years and you know just sort of treading water for the next year to at the position until they can find the next answer that that in fact is exactly why you know and we reported this a month ago why Brady was sort of a non starter for them and why they didn't pursue Tom Brady because you know when they looked at it they said okay. If we bring in Tom Brady now. We're going to be all in for one or two years. We're going to probably disrupt our program in several different ways and that's not saying that in a negative way it's just. It's just the fact of the way that would have gone and they didn't want to do that you know they've they've been. They've drafted really well the last few years. They've got a lot of young players and their team. Guys like Darius Leonard Quinton Nelson like rocky a sin and so they want to sort of kind of keep the building process going as it's been going in the best thing for them to do to keep that going was bringing the guy. They knew that they wouldn't disrupt much as far as how they've been building program. Philip rivers knows. Nick Serianni he knows Frank Reich so it made all the sense of the world to go for with two quarterbacks and rivers and Jacoby perset that you know that you like that'll buy you a year and if they're willing to come back and twenty twenty one maybe two years to find a long-term answer I would expect the CA- the colts will be headlong into the two thousand twenty one quarterback class and it should be a good one CLEMSON's Trevor Lawrence Ohio States. Justin feels at the top of that group question. Number two is from Rick. That's at Rick conch thirteen. I know the draft is loaded with receivers but the free agency market for them has been nonexistent. What is are the reasons? Well I think you just hit on it and advertently there because the draft is loaded at receiver teams aren't being as aggressive with the free agent market because they know we get to April not even necessarily in the first round and the second or third round we may be able to find starting level players and then they look back and they see the last few years when the receiver in the draft wasn't as strong as this year. Wow you can find answers in the second round there was Michael Thomas. Dj Shark there the to miss kids last year. Aj Brown and decay metcalf. So you know I think what hurt receivers on the free agent market guys like Robbie Anderson is that the draft class is so strong teams are saying why spend in March? Why overspend in March when they're going to be answered for us there April question number three from mobile own. Mo- sound guy most likely darkhorse team to trade up for a quarterback. Why don't they give you the Tampa? Bay buccaneers is one and I know that sounds weird. But they don't have a ton of pressing needs in their team and maybe it makes sense for them to put the Guy who will succeed. Tom Brady and the roster. Now you may remember and I'm GonNa bring up this comparison again but Denver Peyton Manning two thousand twelve. What are they do? They drafted Brock. Osweiler that year. Now obviously it worked out in two thousand fifteen where they won the super bowl in part because he was able to kind of keep the keep the. Keep the train rolling When he got in there but he didn't want to be a long-term answer but the point is they felt they had to put a younger answer younger piece the position because they've gotten so much older with their starter and so I wouldn't be surprised to see Tampa at some point. Take a quarterback because they look at and they say okay. This is where we need to make our move and we need to put somebody on the roster who could be the long-term answer the other team. I'll keep an eye on the raiders. Just because they got two first round picks they're picking twelve nineteenth that nineteenth pick of course is one of the last pieces of the coil Mac Trade and I. I do know that they've sort of continue to look for ways. To Upgrade Marcus Mariota will sort of be playing the role that Ryan Tannehill played behind him in Tennessee. Next year. Where it's like you know in case of emergency brake last guy You know they've tried to create competition for Derek Carr. Let's just say they get really clean. Medicals back from to a Tunga below as people. Let's say I I don't know how he's GonNa prove it but he does something like were there. Wow we gotta look at this and let's say because of the medical maybe other people assess it differently starts to slip in the top. Ten is a crazy to vegas. Could make a move up to go and get tongue below that my mind is not so those are the two teams surprise teams to trade up question number. Four from Adam. Show Walter. That's at Adam show Walter. Why didn't you debbie cloudy of a bigger market? And who is actually in place for his services. Still I think he winds up back in Seattle at and the reason why he doesn't have a bigger market. I think there are two reasons. Why Number One? I think is financial expectations. Were a little much. He expected to be paid like demarcus. Lawrence and Frank Clark and all those guys last off season and I think he could make the case that you know in a lot of points in his career. He was better players than those guys. He's a better player than those guys. But if you're asking for more than twenty million dollars it's just based on the environment right now. It's it's a tough thing to ask. Teams projected the cat being higher than it wound up being. And here's the big thing if you're gonNA make sort of investment we talked about this with Cam and you're bringing in a guy with injury history you're gonna WanNa bring them in for a physical you're gonna WanNa take a look at them and they haven't had the chance teams haven't had a chance to take a look at him physically and so. I think the most likely scenarios he winds up going back to Seattle. And maybe he winds up going back to Seattle on a one year deal question. Numbers five eighty one. That's at D. Underscore Ricker eighty-one hypothetically. If the season does not happen withdraw remained the same for twenty twenty one. I believe it would also any movement on Janaka or Trent Williams trades so we mentioned we talked about trump trump Williams earlier. I think the trump Williams trait happens if his contract demands. Come down if he's so desperate to get out of DC. Maybe he's willing to take a little less than a contract if he's willing to take a little less than a contract. I think all of a sudden there'd be a good market for him on the I'm afraid front as for Jahic bionics and interesting case because I think you have to slaughter them probably somewhere between you. Slot them between where he had a had. Frank Clark and d four last year Frank Clark went for a one or two D Ford. Went for two twos. Why the difference? Well because D- Ford F. actually deport actually went for one to d four. Went for a two. Because he isn't as good a run defender. Frank Clark's more. Well rounded player. Jaanus a little bit more like d Ford in that sense very very good pass rusher kind of an ordinary run-defender and so two teams look at it and say this guy's worth to if he's worth at two is Jacksonville. Move Him for two and what he asking for. Contractually that's going to be part of the equation to D four. Took a fairly team friendly deal last year to go San Francisco and so all those things sort of play in. Where what's he asking for in the contract? And where's that middle ground between what? Kansas city got for deformed what Seattle got for Frank Clark. Last year obviously both moves worked out to a degree both those teams San Francisco in Kansas City. That traded for those players wound up in the Super Bowl Oh jahics I mean to me if you can get a first round. Pick for him. If you're willing to give up a first round pick for The deal you make the deal happen Finally question number six from GM wannabe that's at GM wannabe. What are the vikings playing with cafes from hunters contract restructuring? I don't think the Vikings are GonNa do anything big. They've got the draft capital now after the stuff on digs trade. Where they're able to they're going to be able to. Address needs on the offensive and defensive lines and the receiver position based on. What's available in this year's class like somewhere along the line in April and so they'll be able to do those things where this could make a difference is if you do. WanNa keep Anthony Harris and it was a surprise Anthony. Harrison is people that they were tagged the Vikings made room for Anthony Harris's tag by doing a new deal with her cousins. There's just right now. I think more than anything else. This was about creating breathing room. In general they needed to create breathing room for Harris Tag. They needed to create breathing. Room for For for their rookie class. When the rookie class comes in and now they're going to have to first round picks that are going to need room for that so it's just I think part of this is just normal accounting? Because they were in a tight spot coming into the off season and if anybody benefits from this you know contract monetarily than I think. It'll probably be somebody who's on the roster right now. Somebody like Anthony Harris so that was six questions but I do have a bonus question here from my buddy fits that's IANFITZSIMMONSESPN at E. N. FITS ESPN the host of of Freddie and Fitz Simons on ESPN radio personal..
"ted johnson" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"Before and after Patriots Games he played for the Patriots for nine years. I think I think he's nine years and and and And he's also he's also worked in the Houston market we're bringing in former NFL linebacker. Ted Johnson Ted. What'S UP. Hey what's going on buddy good to be with you all right so like first of all this is long overdue. I've been meaning to have ten on for a while. He does a great job and I I want. I want to start here having played with Brady. His first five years a having known the guy since he was I guess what the twenty-three-year-old with the ugly yellow jeep. What do you what? What what what when you saw that pop up on social media last week. And you see the finality of it. What sort of running through your head? Were you surprised at a catch? You off guard Did you reflect like like what's like? How does something like that hit you? Yeah it was it was. It was no surprise to me. I mean I felt like a lot of people were given. They're given the chance to come back to to New England fifty fifty deal. I just you could. There was enough evidence and they really the last couple years Been suggested he was gone. He was at in in. This was not You know Kinda at this point. His career that he wanted to acquiesce. Take on below market value deal. They really looked like he was ready to move on. And there's just a lot of different things you can go back to. One of the big kind of clues was knocked pretending. Oj's After the two thousand seventeen season not attending okay. Ota's after two thousand eighteen season This is overall attitude this year. Bir just really miserable When the name was Arlo there to start the season And then just some of the things that he was saying. I think particularly for more revealing comments. I heard Tom may was in regards to this contract this past training camp when they asked him bad his contract. He's like I don't know guys. Go ask Mister crap you know and it was like it. Was Fate rollaway kind of you. Know a line they. Maybe you would not think was that revealing. But it really wasn't very very telling because you have to understand I think And Mr Graefe have had it alliance may have been. They've been a line or a very very long time. And that was the first time I think you saw. Maybe that relationship was not what it used to be truly more for. That Robert Kraft was disengaging from contract negotiations and he was going to let Tom Com. Bill handle that and I think that was probably one of the deepest kind of all cut so ball were time. Because he's always had Mr cramp in his corner when it came to contracts and so any I played for built for six. Years is very difficult man to to to work for into play for and they just all this stuff that was going on. We don't probably have kind of all things. It just finally caught up time. And he was like he wasn't afraid to take a chance instead of out of his comfort zone finally for the first time in his career. Try something do. It's fascinating to see how it all works out. Man I wanna get to like the program and like how tough it is plain that program in a minute but you did hit on something there with the contract right and he's been playing for and I'm sure like as a player you there were probably points in your career where you felt like you were underpaid right. I think every player probably has that. How much like because? Brady's been on. I think what most people consider below market deals for most of his career. How does that wear in a player like because I think we've all probably like in our in all of our lines of work? There's probably points where we feel it to. You know this is a normal human human way of thinking like how does that wear in a player when you're going out there and you're sacrificing yourself and and doing what you need to do to get an NFL season and all of that and you don't feel like you're pays commensurate was what you're putting out there. It does it catches up. It's here's the thing I think guys can. Maybe you can be more palatable to take a below market deal one or a few reasons one. You gotta be winning right. I think there's gotta be. Hey that's the trade off I'm gonNA maybe take less money and then the trail. Big Payoff is going to be winning. But also I think it's just overall How you feel like you are Treated by the organization Not Not just your because the owner we all know loves Brady Brady. Doesn't you know have facetime every single day with the owner like you guys go back and I think probably like this is the one guy that Dabur that somebody is show. Lucky begins his praise. And so Makes you work so hard to get any kind of affirmation from that. Is Bill Belichick? I wanted something knowledge -ment some day to day trying to respect handed to him and a lot of people say well. That's not that's your. They shouldn't have to come with it. I think Tom feels like he's accomplished so much. He should be the exception to the rule. And there's a lot of people say bill treats everybody to say that's not necessarily true. I mean there's I think players that he hasn't he likes the HE KINDA considers his guys to patrol the locker and Tom. Maybe wasn't one of those guys. He was very hard dot com in meaning. Very lucky to acknowledge Tom for doing good job. In certain games they get the game. I know that sounds crazy to people. But that wears on your journey given up financial Financially speaking giving money back for tea video at least one the day to day kind of treatment of you on the head coach and the coaches to be respectful. And you know affirmative and then. I don't think Tom is getting that so I just finally catch up to where it's like. It's not worth it any more. Do you think they'll was that way to Tom to prove a point because like I've always heard like it enables the whole program right like enables the program that if you're sitting in the room and you're watching Tom Brady? The greatest of all time getting chewed out. No one safe right like so. How much do you think the way that he handled Tom over the last twenty years and really I mean I guess more so like the last what fifteen sixteen seventeen? Because that's really what he's sort of gotten to that point where he's a superstar like how much of that do you think was to prove a point? I think because the salish the culture the most important player on the team is willing to sacrifice from a financial standpoint for the greater good. Then it's so easy for everyone online. I repair the Patriots to try to another franchise I think is that are just you know a lot of success coach that I think is on par bills ability but in a different sport and that is in San Antonio's Burst Popovich. I always kind of felt like what makes that San Antonio Engine go for so long. Pop can be very hard on. Tim Duncan on twenty Parker on Money Genova in that made everyone else on the line. Okay so I think that's a great point. You're making the bill. The culture was partly established by how bill intrigued Tom. Tom's success with that treatment. I mean I'm accepted. These below market value deals for very long. He bought into that culture. I mean He. He was one of the flag chairs for for bill ballot. Check as far as you. GotTa sacrifice if you'RE GONNA be here which will win. I think for his career he was that way and I think probably about like you know at the end. I should probably be treated a little different bill. I should maybe a little bit more leeway. It doesn't look like Bella track was willing to do that from a contractual standpoint And maybe just on a day to day Sam on how you communicate talk and relate to that player and Tom was like man. Feel like I've earned the right to be treated differently. Then you've treated me all these years and you're not doing it so I'm GonNa go try something different now. Will you mentioned that like like and let's get? We can get to the sort of existing in that program thing now because what you just hit on like how you always hear how hard it is to be there like on a day to day basis. How wears you down mentally and how can wear you down physically even like does that mean like I know? It seems like a simple question but like what is hard about working their day to day versus maybe and you know you're under Pete Carroll for three years too so you saw a different way. What is so hard about being in that environment on a day-to-day basis? Yeah and well bill. Bill traits work environment. That's so unique and different. Luckily in my teenage years bird pretty cool kind of perspective so I had three coaches might seniors bill bill parcells and bill balancing. All three are gonNA be hoping once already know fan. I think it's going to be paying bills belt-tightening well. Three helping coaches all taught in dollar so very different. Parcels was tough. But you know what it was. It was Kinda Fun Working Environment. He got the best out of his players. You could be hard on you but he always likes to say though you fish come back build you back up again. Pete was fun all the time necessarily work here But it was a very kind of relaxed working environment. And now say that the environment when you're trying to put together top off the culture. The man a little bit more disciplined and then he got bill complete polar opposite of both of those guys. He you know he a lot of it. She goes through. Fear And and and kind of way that Well if you do what I say team's GonNa be better off so you're just trying you're chat piece in his game Very much emotion is taken out. You don't feel the player certain players. Maybe you and him than others. The has a real emotional investment and senior. Do well any football players worldwide with emotion. You know and you kind of want to the coast is coaching. You cares a little bit about you. The person and you know you do have kids You have parents do you. What's what's your You know which are wha. What are you liking the person that's just as he's not really doesn't care about and so it becomes draw closer to the guys well. Kinda miserable together so It's just it's a very much a place where you are seeing every single day. You're worrying about losing your job all of a sudden. You're aren't what they used to be. And I love how Michael Bennett said. They need to pass training camp. I just had chuckled. To myself is my He doesn't know bill that will he's like when you treat you like a man you always know where you stand with. Bill Belichick No you don't you never know. You never know where you stand with bill. So you never know what he's thinking in regards to you You know when he demotes. You doesn't come tell you why you didn't tell you what you think you need to do. Better you're in complete dark about it and so your lap to try to figure it out yourself and that makes for a very nerve wracking China day to day work environment that I think is unique to the the rest of the team's bell goes he's just just emotionless and doesn't care about your feelings and you should just accept everything without any had any real issues about which unfortunately there's a human element to play in this game. You know that and so I think it's very difficult for most guys kind of buy in. If you're not winning for sure by tougher so yeah like that's that's actually what I was Gonna ask like this has got to be almost completely results oriented then right. Because if they're the whole thing is I'm giving you the answers to the test listened to me. And you'll have the answers to the test will win. And you'll wind up benefiting individually from it then. Yeah that could work and it did work for Tom. I'm guessing for Tom. It's like like look what happened with him like so as much as he didn't like it. Maybe there was that part but it but it requires the results right so maybe last year. He doesn't get the same individual results and they don't get quite and it doesn't mean they were bad but like the individual results kind of aren't what they were before. The team result isn't what it was the year before and maybe it becomes a little bit hard swallow all that right way way harder to swallow it and I I you know. Here's the thing that bills not always right Jay. I mean he's right and most of the there one thing that you can point to where you can say. Bill ballot check was wrong just and you. It was one of the most kind of public world stage complete and utter like screw off by ballot. Check where you know I I I tend to maybe be very critical bill because I know the man I knew the nature of the man when it comes to is.
"ted johnson" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"Hey guys we're going to cover all the big news in the first week of free agency the trades the signing all that stuff you get it all here then we bring in a special guest talk about Tom. Brady situation one more time and as always we wrap things up with a six pack of your twitter questions. Let's go welcome in the QB podcast with Al Breer. Quarantine Week too. I hope all you guys are staying safe socially isolating yourself from everybody else that And as a disclaimer. Here if you guys here the Aussie the background and I think he's just freaking out right now a five year old or three year old a six month old or a grown woman That is a product of where we're all at in this country right now. Which is there's no school. More people are at home. People are cooped up a little bit so if there's more background noise just consider that kind of like the ambiance of the time that we're all in There's plenty NFL news to hit this week amid everything has been going on in this country. We free agency. We had trade the draft still kind of looming out there in the distance and we're address all of it here or start with the takeaways and my first takeaway for this week. I'm going to give you some reasons. Why the Brady Bucks? Marriage can work now. We know some of the things that are going to be different. So he's forty three years old. That's obviously a factory is going in and playing an offense that he hasn't played in before that to me. You know obviously brings up different questions. When he's been in one offense for twenty years this is obviously a new program to and that creates. I think an adjustment as well but I want to give you guys reasons why this could work. What reasons why this will work. And I've got right in front of me. Five of them that I think from doing the reporting that I did. You guys can learn all about the pursuit of Tom Brady by the Tampa. Bay buccaneers in this week's m M. Qb at the site through my reporting and how this whole thing went down. I I give you five reasons that I think that this really could wind up working reason number one either Israel investment from Tom Brady to the bucks and what I mean by that. Just look at some of the nuance and what he's going to do a he's planning on being not as if there are not as and maybe there won't be. Ota's but he's Planning on Being Ota's that shows he's all in in a way that maybe he wasn't the last couple of years. New England didn't have to be the last couple of years in New England with the amount of institutional knowledge that he has and then be. He's committed to learning their terminology. That's a little thing right. But when Peyton manning went to Denver like sort of a melting of the terminology and when Aryans Bruce Arians and Jason Light and. Those guys talked to Tom Brady last week. They went through this. And you know Arians feeling was. It's probably easier for twenty twenty five guys who may be average learners to stick with what they're doing and have you learned something new than it would be for them to have something. Let them learn something new. And you stick to what you do and so. I think the fact that he's planning to be not as the fact he's GonNa learn their terminology. Those aren't small things to me. That shows Brady's investment in the program number two. There's investment from the investment in the staff in the quarterback position. And if you look at the white worked for PEYTON MANNING AGAIN. I hate to use that example. But it's the most relevant one here if you look at why it works for Peyton Manning. In Denver. He had a group of young coaches around him. Mike McCoy Adam gays. Brian Callaghan. Jim Bob cooter. There was like this. Think tank around him and they haven't done that yet in Tampa but what they do have is a bunch of coaches who looked at Brady as a quarterback looked at last year's tape. Look at the two thousand. Eighteen tape made the decision. This guy's worth pursuing and therefore coaches in that group that all to varying degrees have a lot of experience with the quarterback position. Clyde Christianson Tom. More Bruce Arians Byron left which Byron left which is coached it he played at the. Nfl Level Bruce Arians. We don't need to go into all the experience he has. But he worked with a lot of key accomplished quarterbacks Ben Rothlisberger Peyton Manning Andrew Luck Carson Palmer You know so. Obviously he's got the experience and then both Tom more inclined Christianson actually worked for an extended period of time with Peyton manning and so all of those guys looked at Brady on tape saw player. They think can still play so. They're all invest in this. And I think that there's at least a skeleton there of group of coaches who have an idea of what it's GonNa take to coach. Tom Brady and I think what's interesting about that to me. Is You always hear this from guys who coach Peyton or Tom? You have to have everything you have to have all your ducks in a row. Because if you're going to present a Tom Brady peyton manning was something new then you're GonNa have to have all the basics covered and you can't go into a meeting with him and just throw a bunch of stuff at them. You can't waste his time. You can't throw a bunch of stuff Adam that he already knows because some of these guys worked in that Environment Payton. It's not GonNa be new for them going into this sort of Environmental Tom. Our number three reason number three is gonna work to weapons around. And this one's pretty obvious we don't need to Belabor this point Mike Evans Chris Godwin. Oj Howard Cambrian. Cambric RE adjusted his contract of late because he wants to play with. Tom Brady Good skill position talent. There I think Ronald Jones has still some potential. Former second came around a little bit last year. They could still Atta back like Levian Bill. Somebody's SORTA sticks out to me. Is maybe a guy that would be an interesting edition for them. So that's reason number three good weapons around him number four the Division Carolina's rebuilding. We don't know what we're going to get from Atlanta to me like it's really new. Orleans is the hurdle for them. New Orleans has got a great roster around drew. Brees is drew brees going to be the same player. He he has been. That's I think sort of an open question so to me. It's really kind of Mono Mano in that division. Whereas if he'd gone to see the chargers you'd be dealing with the chiefs behemoth. The raiders are getting a lot better is just a different dynamic in the NFC south where I think it really is right now. The box and the saints and then finally number five. I really feel almost like all you need to do. A Brady's get in the playoffs. And this was proven a couple years ago in two thousand eighteen the patriots sort of stumbled around in November and December. They didn't look like themselves. And when it counted most brady stepped up and made place. Even when the offense wasn't great. He WanNA shoot out against Patrick Mahomes in the AFC title game and then two weeks later came back in the Super Bowl and in a game. That was incredibly well game plan by. Wade Phillips. He did a job when it mattered. Most at the very end of game. And sometimes that's all you need and so do. I think Brady can be the quarterback. He was say five years ago on a sixteen week basis. No but if he can get back to the point but if he can get the team to January which I think he's still capable of doing he can be an enormous difference maker when you get to January because he's not affected by the environment is not affected by the stakes. We know what he can do on the big stage so those are the five reasons that I think you really five reasons for real optimism with a forty three year old quarterback if you're the Tampa Bay buccaneers Brady's investment in them their investment in him the weapons around the division. And what could happen when you get to the play offs and how kind of small that is when you get to the playoffs about winning three games. Take away number two. The Patriots reboot is on and I've been asked by a lot of people what they're doing at the quarterback position. Here's what I would tell you. I don't think we're going to see a big swing here now if Cam Newton or Andy Dalton or someone like that wants to come in at a discount that's one thing but you know as far as financial investment. I think they're sort of where they wanna be right now. They brought Brian Hoyer. In a cut rate. They've got. Jared stood them there for less than a million bucks. They've got cody Kessler there for less than a million bucks. It wouldn't surprise me in the least if they drafted another player at the position. I this is sort of where they're at. They're trying to financially reset that goes for everything across the roster You know they've gotten older. They've gotten expensive in certain areas because they've struck out on draft picks You know they they have just. They need to go through sort of an economic cleansing. And I think this is the year they take the bullet on that they're going to be carrying brady searching and a half million in dead money. Believe somewhere near twenty five million dead money. It's like it's hard to say there ever rebuild when Bill Belichick coach. I don't know that you'll ever see a team. That's not going to be very very competitive. But like you look at where they are financially and some of the situations that they've created for themselves logistically and it just looks like this is the year that they're gonna rip the band aid off. Take the bullet for all the financial issues. They have and then go into twenty twenty one with a clean economic situation of quarterback and with a clean economic situation on the roster. I'd also say this I would not I? There's a very logical way to look at jared and at least that there could be something there. Here's what I mean in two thousand eighteen. The Patriots drafted a guy in the seventh round named Danny at link now when they drafted him they felt like there was some physical ability there and it just was underdeveloped because he hadn't been coached all that. Well at purdue or at Lsu and they thought okay if we can get a guy who's got some physical ability into our system work with him. Maybe we can capitalize on what we believe is a distressed assets. Didn't work out. Dan Yelling llandough cut. I think he's on someone's practice squad somewhere now at point. He wasn't even playing quarterback anymore it. That one didn't work out but the same idea applied in two thousand nineteen when they drafted. Jared stood up. And here's how you kinda follow the Downing Ball with them..
Biden and Sanders brace for one-on-one battle in new phase of Democratic race
"To the fray mom. John Horn the race to be the Democratic nominee for president is basically down to two candidates now Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders after Elizabeth. Warren dropped out today. Warren and former candidate Pete. Buddha judge attracted a good amount of support from Hollywood. So where do all those donors and their money go now? Ted Johnson has been covering all this for deadline dot com as its Washington. Dc correspondent Ted. Welcome back to the show. Thanks for having me so. A lot has changed in the candidate landscape since we last talked Pete. Buddha judge had the support of big names like Lee Daniels and Seth McFarland since dropping out Buddha judge endorsed Biden have some of his supporters followed. Yes some of the fundraisers have committed to Joe Biden's campaign actually did fairly quickly after people to judge endorsed Biden. And I'm talking about names that are really household. Names former executive and NBC universal a fundraising consultant. People like Lee Daniels in Seth Macfarlane. They actually hosted a fundraiser for people to judge they haven't said where they're GONNA go. Seth Macfarlane is. I actually tweeted out. The fact that in the last cycle he endorsed Bernie Sanders. So perhaps he's weighing that decision whether to go for by her whether a Gopher Sanders so I think people are still still may be a little bit on the fence even though there has been this definite movement toward Joe Biden's campaign. Let's talk more about that. There was a big fundraiser. Last night hosted by former paramount pictures head Sherry Lansing and I think a lot of the momentum hinges on his performance on Super Tuesday. You wrote in deadline that I think at one point eighty people were expected. It turned out to be a whole lot more than that. What happened. Well Yeah Actually. I talked to Sherry Lansing on Monday. And since then she continued to get phone calls for people interested in coming to the event and they finally had to cut it off. I think at about three hundred and fifty people. They just couldn't accommodate anymore to a certain extent. This isn't that surprising because Joe Biden occupies that moderate lane in. There aren't a lot of other options left so if you are not in favor of sanders you're probably naturally going to be looking at Joe Biden if you want to be engaged to this political cycle we're shaping up to have a Biden Bernie battle in Hollywood and we'll see how this plays out. It could be ended up being as as contentious and even nasty as it was back in two thousand and eight when you saw this huge division in Hollywood between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton if there were any lessons learned about that polarization that fight between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. How did the town eventually choose where? There's some conflicted feelings about working with people who might have supported another candidate. Yeah for some people. I think it took them a while. I'm Savan is actually a big name. He's a longtime donor to the Democratic Party. Big Media executive known often for mighty morphin power rangers but he was a figure that was very much behind Hillary Clinton. He appeared on the today show and it took a while to actually get behind Barack Obama. I think it took him until the fall to support Obama's candidacy so it could be even more difficult when you are considering a choice between Biden and Bernie because the division isn't so much behind these two different personalities as it is ideological this race has been set up as a race between the moderates and the left or the far left. And you didn't see that back in two thousand eight. We're talking with Ted Johnson at deadline dot com about Hollywood's take on the two remaining Democratic candidates Elizabeth. Warren has officially dropped out of the race. But she's not endorsing anybody yet. She has a lot of Hollywood support. People that Krissy teagan and buried Jenkins is there any indication yet of where her supporters might go again? I think that this is where people could definitely be on the fence. Between Biden and between Bernie Sanders. I was added warrant event in South Carolina last week with John Legend. And he was. I thought an extraordinarily effective spokesperson for her campaign. He hasn't said Who He's going to endorse yet but he actually would be Think a valuable endorsement for either campaign and he seemed to really kind of reflect. This idea that weren't tried to advance that. There was kind of middle ground between what Biden represented and what sanders represented and she She just had a news conference. Apparently I was wrong about that. That there really wasn't that that lane in this Democratic primary so we'll see what someone like John Legend how he comes out in supporting either. By Sander's there are some very big Hollywood players who have yet to say where their money is going to go to be no which way they're leaning. And how influential are they in? Where other money might go after they pick a candidate? Yes people like Sabban people like Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg. Heaven publicly said who they're backing. I would be awfully surprised if they went for Bernie Sanders Just because people like for example Jeffrey Katzenberg. He has contributed to multiple candidates in this race except for Sanders. So I I think that might be an indication right there. Some of these figures wanted to kind of sit out the primary process but their support can be influential. It has the bandwagon effect. It probably would have been more influential earlier in the primary because it kind of would have rallied the troops behind one of these more moderate candidates but it will matter to a fair degree especially in fundraising. Especially if someone like a Katzenberg or someone like a High Sabban not only host fundraisers but also get involved in some of the Super Pacs for these campaigns where they can raise a much greater sums of money in the millions as opposed to twenty eight hundred. There might be some people in the country who would say to themselves. Well if George Clooney supports this candidate. I'm going to support that candidate. Is that really the factor though the celebrity endorsement or is it more about the money and what the check writing ability can mean for these candidates. Well I think that it depends on what time in the process. There's not a whole lot of evidence that voters look to celebrities for who they are going to vote for. But what they can do is kind of help. Elevate a candidate in terms of attention. And that's extremely important during the primary process. Probably less important when we get into the general election when it's just two candidates facing other and that's where fundraising tends to become a bigger issue especially as we get closer and closer to
2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates Visit Hollywood
"California presidential primary is less than two weeks. Away and Democratic candidates are in a mad dash to raise money and improve their name recognition. And where better to build both than in Hollywood. Ted Johnson is the Washington correspondent for deadline where he covers politics and entertainment. Ted Welcome back to the frame. Thank you for having so who came to town? And what did they do? Well Amy Klobuchar was at the home of Lorraine Sheinberg. She's the widow of Sydney Shamburg. Who was very top executive at universal and also very politically active and in his career and the rain. Sheinberg played the wife to officer Brody in Jaws yes And it kind of speaks to. What type of support she's getting. People were moderates in the entertainment industry. Probably a little older than you may see from some of the Bernie Sanders side and then p. Buddha judge is in town on Thursday. They've been out here raising money at the home of Seth Macfarlane who is very enthusiastic about his support for the former South Bend Mayor. It's also being co-hosted by league. Annuals I assume most of these events are relatively similar. You pay a couple of bucks you show up at somebody's house maybe get a photo shake hands and here twenty minutes speech. Do they all fall? Pretty much under that same pattern. Yes pretty much. So it's usually the candidate delivering a variation on their stump speech that you can hear in public on the campaign trail sometimes throwing in a few insider risk comments and sometimes doing acuity with donors who are the kinds of people who are hosting these events and are they aligned with one candidate or do. They spread their love around. You are seeing some of that but I think what really distinguishes. This presidential cycle past ones is here. We are just two weeks out from Super Tuesday and there are a lot of those traditional donors. The people who've been involved cycle after cycle who have not declared their support for one candidate or the other. I'm thinking people like Steven Spielberg Jeffrey Katzenberg. Hyme Savan these people who are incredibly involved in what they have done This cycle is. They either sat it out or just spread their money around among multiple candidates so as an observer. It's a it can be a little confusing. Just because someone has given to a candidate does not necessarily mean that. They're going to vote for that person or they're going to endorse a lot of people are just seeing how this plays itself out. We're talking with deadlines Ted Johnson about campaigning for president. In not that long ago I remember and you do as well the town being pretty much split between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama during the primaries has one candidate really kind of gone to the top in terms of leading Hollywood attention and money right now. Well it's interesting because if you look at the numbers Comma Harris actually is collected more money from the entertainment business than any other candidate. But she's not even in the race anymore. She's followed by people to judge who is raised. I think it's one point. Two million so far from the entertainment business is quite extraordinary that he's raised that amount. Given that a year ago he was unknown and he came in and really became kind of a darling of the entertainment industry very quickly that I think. A lot of donors a saw his candidacy as potentially historic he'd be the first LGBT president and they really won over by his message. They say hey. We see shades of Barack Obama in people to judge now also shouldn't discount Bernie Sanders. He's raised close to nine hundred thousand for the entertainment business for his campaign and he has a very enthusiastic number of supporters people. Like Adam McKay and Susan Sarandon and Mike. I'm war. They're out there on the campaign trail for him. It's just that he is not relying on these types of high dollar fundraisers to finance his campaign. He's is doing it through these small dollar contributions in his messages. Definitely resonating even in the elite circles of Hollywood but I have to add that. It's also tends to be the left side of Hollywood as opposed to the center La. So let's talk about the right side of Hollywood. It isn't very big but have there been any conservative people in the industry who have come out and said things in favor of or given money to president trump we have people who have come out in favor of trump. Benham with him very publicly from the star. People Jon voight. There is a reluctance to come out publicly in support president trump because there is a lot of blowback. I've talked to trump supporters. Who said they just don't want their names associated with him because things are so polarized at this time but if Bernie Sanders nominee will see. I've talked to centrist donors who are very concerned about sanders getting the nomination. They won't come out and say that that is going to force them into trump's hands. They'll they'll say I'm just GONNA sit it out if he ends up being the nominee but we'll see and once the primary in Nevada is over. Will there be a return of candidates coming back to La looking for more support now yet Joe Biden was post to have an event this week in southern California but that was rescheduled. Because he has to spend so much time on the campaign trail after a pretty dismal performance. In Iowa and New Hampshire. But we're now getting down to just a week away not just from Super Tuesday but also from the South Carolina. Vote so this is. This is crunch time for these campaigns in taking them off the campaign trail has to be a very Savvy calculation that it is going to end up being worth it to fly into California for our fundraiser will probably see the candidates flocked to California not this weekend but the following weekend for those first couple days before Super Tuesday. Ted Johnson is the Washington correspondent for deadline where he covers politics and entertainment. Ted thanks so much for coming back on the
"ted johnson" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Real sports piece and if you have a chance you might wanna check it out chris. Tell everybody what the real sports piece <hes> really focused in on short short will real sports <hes> came around in in the spring of two thousand seven so they did a i a piece back then <hes> after you know this media campaign italy began with the death of andre waters <hes> november six. We started this brain and he had this disease. Now is on the front page of the new york times backing oh seven and then ted johnson came forward the new england patriots patriots linebacker would just retired from post concussion syndrome saying he thought he was suffering from this as well and he really gave an active voice to the problem and so they kind of profile the beginning of the struggle title and then they looked back and did another added another twelve minutes of footage <hes> on what's changed and they really flaky. They couldn't believe that the n._f._l. Is now admitting that they agree with the research and then it looks like you know repetitive. Head injuries does leave this disease and the n._f._l.'s pledged <hes> over a million dollars to our research and so they kind of profiled old kind of my involvement in in creating that change. I didn't expect it to be so much about me but it turns out to be one of the things that i found that was new information was is that you showed in the piece. You don't have to necessarily have a concussion for it to do damage that can be long lasting it could be just cumulative. Little jostles also rattling of the brain along the way over the years that can do some damage as well explained everybody. I'm talking about right. We're learning that from cases like tom mikhail who was a n._f._l. N._f._l. Player played nine years who was never diagnosed with a concussion while he played and yet had this very severe case of c._t._e. Where in his early forties he's. He just had this complete change. In personality complete change in behavior eventually died of a drug overdose <hes> and what we learned from this even though some of his teammates he may did come by come around afterwards and say well. I remember tom playing where he couldn't remember the plays. He never had a concussion. It was so bad that actually have to miss a day or was diagnosed and so it leads us to believe along with other research that it's not just the concussions that lead to this disease but this accumulation of what we're understanding thousands of blows to the head you take especially as a young person developing brain that can cause you don't ever have to be knocked unconscious to get this. Disease is the idea that maybe it's a bad idea to be. We're getting hit in the head a thousand times every fall when you're young man and i it sounds obvious but we'd never we. We you know you anyone's ever played. The game knows it. Nobody on the field is worried about that. We'd never thought about your brain voluble. One of the things that i was concerned about and have been for some time is that you're talking about kids playing a sport where you really don't have medical services versus available to them either at the you know the real young age of the pop warner ager even into high school like you might have at the college of the n._f._l. Level so if indeed they have suffered some type of brain trauma concussion or just the aggregate hitting the head in practice in everything that you'd really not know so when you got a little bit later on what damage you've done. I mean you don't know when you get into college football and the n._f._l. How much damage has already been done absolutely not ignorance and lack of medical services that ended my career..
"ted johnson" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Is not the least bit interested in solving he is interested in two things and two things only make you afraid of it and telling who's to blame for it that ladies and gentlemen is how you win elections that from the nineteen ninety five movie the American president with Michael Douglas and we bring that up because on our podcast a weekly we examine at the intersection of Hollywood and politics with Ted Johnson his website is DC Hollywood dot com these are both centers of power so they share that in common hi this is the both communities of very public figures and more and more of what we're seeing in Washington these are communities of celebrities not just public servants but actually people who may already have it made a name for themselves before entering the arena or as we see with people like Alexander Castiel Cortez it became celebrities because of the way that they got to Capitol Hill or perhaps we'll see in the future got to the White House so many movies over the years do you have a favorite yes my name is Mister Smith goes to Washington for a number of reasons I mean we view this is kind of this patriotic even sappy at times movie but if you watch it is actually a very cynical movie about the way that Washington works in fact if you go back in the history of this movie there was so much anger when it was released Frank Capra who's the director actually came for a screening and he was practically run out of town that's just based on what he wrote in his biography in there for a moment there was even this attempt to have the movie Dan it the Senate was so upset over the way that it was portrayed in if you watch the movie it's a cesspool the Senate is a cesspool it's it's kind of inherently corrupt in its Jimmy Stewart as Jeffords isn't Jefferson Smith who's trying to personally it change the dynamics of the Senate you know the movie ends with this this great filibuster hi and he he ultimately prevails but but it is more cynical than you may remember because we always look back at that movie is.
"ted johnson" Discussed on KPCC
"I'm Steven Cuevas filling in for John horn. A number of democratic candidates for president have swept through Los Angeles in recent weeks, taking in hundreds of thousands of dollars in big donor cash along the way Kambas Harrison. Joe Biden attended ritzy Hollywood fundraisers, in the spring, the Biden events was co hosted by Hollywood mogul, Jeffrey Katzenberg. He also helped coordinate a private fundraiser for former Texas congressman Beto Aurora last night. Ted Johnson covers the intersection of Hollywood in politics. And he says it's part of a larger trend among industry power players this election cycle. Many you're still hanging back before. throwing their support behind any one candidate it seems to be a common more common than any recent cycle for cats and berg and some of those other top bundlers to kind of withhold their exclusive support in spread their money around you can call it hedging you can call it hesitancy or you can call it they just want to keep these candidates or help these candidates as viable as possible until it becomes clearer who is probably the best position to take on donald trump and a bundler for those who don't know a bundler means what a bummer is essentially a fundraiser because the contribution limit is only twenty eight hundred for the primary twenty eight hundred for the general election your individual donor that's the max that you can give so because of those limits campaigns start to depend on what they call bundlers and those are people who have a good circle of connections to people who can write checks so you spoke with someone who attended last night's The Iraq fundraiser, what did you learn about how it went, well, it was a lot different than say Joe Biden fundraiser, which is described as kind of formal, and where there were hundreds of people there. And there was a stage in a backyard and Biden came out and spoke at a microphone at this event it was a little more intimate. There's about two hundred people there. Beto didn't even use a microphone and afterward. He kinda made a point of staying around in meeting with anyone who wanted to have one on one conversation with him. Mayor Pete Buddha. Judge was also scheduled to attend a big fundraiser this week, co hosted by some pretty powerful LGBTQ Hollywood players. He had to cancel. But I'm wondering why so many were willing to attend and fork over apparently a minimum of fifteen hundred dollars per ticket to attend. Well, this is a stork moment in the community, especially in Hollywood where. They have become extraordinarily influential when it comes to presidential politics and here is the first viable out gay candidate Tacoma long. And so there's a tremendous amount of enthusiasm out there for mayor Pete. In fact, he had six different events, hosted by gay and straight bundlers scheduled before he canceled. They're going to be rescheduled the reasoning Mansell he had to get back to south band in deal with the crisis because there is an officer involved shooting of a black man. Right. He had to deal with the fallout of that. So that's why he he made the decision to cancel. But from everything I hear there will be rescheduled into July, you write about some gay donors in Hollywood being still being a little bit hesitant about mayor Pete. What are their concerns? Well, I think there's concerns over how he. Expands his base how he reaches the African American community is central for getting the democratic nomination. And then they also are wondering how he scales up his campaign. He's had this big fundraising haul now he can, especially in those early states. And finally, he's thirty seven years old. He's new on the scene a somewhat untested. So I think that want to wait and see how he performs in the debates, maybe even how he performs some of those early states. Right. Well, other democratic candidates have swept through Los Angeles in recent weeks and months. Most notably Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in the spring. Both also raised a lot of money. How would you gauge where support is for those two candidates right now? It, it seems from my perspective that it's leaning more towards Kamala Harris. But what's your analysis? I see it as, as a sensually going to three different candidates by and large, and that is to Kamla Harris as you as you said, Joe Biden, definitely in also to people to judge. I say that by judging the sheer number of events that these candidates have had before Buddha, judge cancelled he had six different events on the books, most of them aimed at the entertainment community, which is quite a few to have one visit through LA. But, but those three seem to be the ones that people are talking about, however, other candidates, do have a base of support, there's a screenwriter Billy Ray who's going to be hosting event for Michael Bennett. The Senator from Colorado, Steve Bullock is in town, and he has Jane Fonda one as a co host of his event. So it's not over yet. I think it's very much open to candidate to kind of win over Hollywood, the big story, so far is just that there's so many donors who say, we have so many candidates sweeping through town. I'm just not ready to make up by mine. Well, there's also to provide perspective, it appears that there is still a lot of support for progressive candidates like Bernie Sanders, and now also for Elizabeth Warren. They do have significant support within the entertainment industry. The thing is they haven't made the visit, so they don't. Right. They're not talked about as much Elizabeth Warren. One reason, she's kind of shunning these high profile fundraisers, so it don't get the same amount of buzz. Although, lately, I have to say that I've heard more people talk about Elizabeth Warren. And there is a strand within the entertainment community. That is saying, hey, we need to shun these kind of corporate ties in any of our candidates, and you hear that. Just from more of the younger, part of Hollywood. But people like Adam McKay. Oscar winning screenwriter. He's also been out there for Bernie so you hear that from some important voices in the industry. Ted Johnson is a contributor to politico, and Sirius XM. Ted. Thanks so much pleasure. Thank you. You can.
"ted johnson" Discussed on KPCC
"Welcome to the frame John horn, the twenty twenty presidential election might not happen for more than a year. But democratic challengers to Donald Trump already are turning to Hollywood in search of money. And that's for a good reason. Actors directors producers and studio executives have a long track record of political fundraising kick it in tens of millions of dollars to an array of national candidates in last year's midterm, elections donations and political activism really revved up the industry, and it looks like there's no slowing down ahead of the twenty twenty election. Ted Johnson is a senior editor in varieties Washington bureau, where he covers politics media, and entertainment, and I checked in with him today for his take on the current political landscape in Hollywood, we started by talking about how much money the industry raises and how influential those donations are on the campaign trail in the presidential race in two thousand sixteen. We're talking about almost ninety million dollars that came. I'm from the entertainment industry that was overwhelmingly for Democrats in the midterm. There was a record mount that came out of the industry almost fifty minutes. Nice should say the movie and TV business for Democrats, especially is a very significant portion of their fundraising haul. It's not the top one though, it tends to get kind of outsized attention in that probably has to do with the celebrity factor. But it's also a very tight knit community. So it's easier to raise money there. They have those connections. Maybe a little different from say if you were tapping the oil industry, which is spread out throughout the country. And I think it's fair to say that whoever the nominee is he or she will not have any trouble winning the state of California. But when it comes to Hollywood, there are a lot of people who are potentially running. We saw this back in two thousand eight when Barack Obama was running against Hillary Clinton in the primaries that the town itself. Was divided over which candidate to support. So right now, how are the candidates pitching themselves to Hollywood. And does the industry seemed to be favoring one person over another? Everyone. I've talked to says, hey, wait a minute. It's so early. I don't wanna be kinda backed into a corner to endorse one candidate over the other. We saw combo Harris. She had a fundraiser over the weekend at the home of Jesse Schell the head of Universal Studios. And I talked to some people who attended and said, yes, I went to it. I wrote a check, but I'll probably write a check to multiple people this year. So we're not seeing this kind of early race between one two or three candidates. A lot of people are kind of taking a wait and see approach. One of the bigger ones is time Savan the big media mogul behind Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. He's always a big kind of kingmaker in these presidential election cycles. He says he's going to wait to see how this primary process actually rolls out. If we look back at the people who gave a lot of money during the midterm elections from the. You see people like studio executive Jeffrey Katzenberg you see net. Flicks is Reed Hastings. See some talent agent's like Brian Lord at CA directors like Steven Spielberg, giving a whole lot of money that might open doors for other donors. There's somebody you want to align yourself with early on because that person is really going to bring in money from other people. Sure saying, yeah, I mean any studio chief will help because the studio cheap will be able to kind of stand out or all the employees. Hey, come to my fundraiser. And a lot of people will go they may not necessarily end up voting for that candidate. But hey, the Bosnians back in this person. Maybe I should at least write a check. But when it comes to specific people Jeffrey Katzenberg, Steven Spielberg have always been kind of a big endorsement get you see the candidates come to town, even well before they get Claire and have conversations with them really lead the. Groundwork for a presidential campaign in the hopes of getting their alternate. Endorsement is there a potential downside for a candidate who receives either industry money or celebrity endorsements and that that candidate can be painted as kind of a coastal elite whose values are out of step with mainstream America. Sure thing you're going to see a lot of it. If the midterms are any indication of it Republicans are going to hammer the Democrats taking Hollywood money any controversial statement that any industry figures says they'll try to link it the look at who that person has given money to and you'll see it you'll see it play out in the presidential campaign. Donald Trump when he gave his state of the union address, his twenty twenty campaign sent out an Email to supporters and said, hey, look, the Hollywood elites are trying to keep me from doing this speech. I wasn't even sure what he was talking about. But it just tells you that they're ready to pounce on the whole idea. But it doesn't always work out at the ballot box as we saw in the last midterms when they hammered that message over and over again Democrats still ended up winning the house is there some money for Republican candidates if it's Donald Trump running for reelection or someone else. Yeah. I think you may see Trump actually do a fundraiser here in Los Angeles as he did back in two thousand sixteen there's not a whole lot of names within the industry who have come out in favor of Donald Trump. And as his presidency has become more divisive. I'd be willing to bet that those who kind of privately support Trump will be even more reticent this next time around to make that publicly known a good example is Antonio Sabado junior. He spoke at the Republican convention in favor of. Donald Trump and afterwards, he says that he really kinda got blackballed by the industry, perhaps one of the few people to get out there and show his support for Trump. But I think it's going to be few and far between Ted Johnson is a senior editor in varieties Washington bureau, where he covers politics media and entertainment, Ted. Thanks so much for coming back on the show. Thank you. Coming up director, Joe Berlinger is so fascinated with Ted Bundy that made not one but two projects about the serial killer. On the next fresh air New York Times reporter, Michael Schmidt, whose broken major stories about Trump and the Muller investigation. Schmidt was one of the times reporters who last month broke the story that the FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation into whether Trump was secretly working on behalf of Russia..
"ted johnson" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"To encourage people to drive safely, you put your phone down. When you see a cop because you don't want to get caught texting and driving. Eventually people will catch on right? Like by the next day. But you could also move them around a little bit. Well, yeah. No, exactly. Like pop up a few different places. Like one day, it's on this corner. And the other day, I tried to get his genius genius idea. I think that would work in LA cardboard cops. Yeah. Yeah. They could work. Okay. Yeah. I think, you know, those people that's the it's when you're driving down the one oh one freeway, and there's a a car dealership. There's those fake people that they put up on the car dealership parking lot that take them down because it was causing accidents because. Yeah. Because people were thinking that it was actual people in someone's gonna jumper. I dunno where were they positioning these there were on just pretend people looking out onto the freeway while they're from their own property. No. It's their fake cardboard cutout people that they put on edge of the car lot of the edge of the car lot. Yes. But it's like on a a parking garage. So it goes up to a couple of levels. And there's multiple you gotta you're gotta be careful but a cardboard cop, right? So for that. Changes attention. I think it's going to end up on ways. Like a ways will send you. All All right. He right. like He. yesterday. I was driving on the one on one. And there was an alert saying animals spotted nearby quite what animals are on the roadway. Honestly, Momo ways should be done away with people cut down your way. When people are my name, my street is one of those streets where people cut through and it turns into a freeway. It's really about five o'clock in the afternoon. So you need to start like there's gotta be like people who rise up against ways like like homeowners 'cause I know those streets while my council person, Mike Bonin should be doing something about shed. But he's not there are all kinds of negative signs of Mike Bonin all over my neighbor because into Into a. a straight into a street. And I understand that. I feel bad for people. I mean, I'm in a quiet little neighborhood. It's turned into a freeway. I know because I know where you live. I don't wanna tell you people where you live. But you live adjacent to a a DJ too. Busy busy street. So you're street. Yeah. Yeah. All right. Let's we'll we'll do the break right now, we will be back in two minutes. And when we come back there will be a mystery voice game between Momo inbred look at Greg's face last time. I'm starting to gain in confidence in confident. All right. That's coming up for you in two minutes. Mason and Ireland ESPN LA, I told you we'd be back in two minutes and we're back in two minutes with more fest track. All right. Let's see who has that last one shoe because one of the top got all right? So let's do this one. And we do have mystery voice coming up tight. Right. Last week in his weekly radio parents on Westwood One. Tom Brady said something controversial. He says that because of his training and pliability stuff and all the stuff he does with Alex Guerrero. His brain is protected from contact. He says his brain is wired for contact Brady said this first of all I have been doing it a long time. So your body gets used to the hits the brain understands the position you are putting the body into and my brain is wired for contact. I would say in some ways I am immune to hits. Now. Former New England patriot. Ted Johnson called Brady's comments irresponsible. He says, quote, I'll be honest. I love Tom. It made me throw up in my mouth a little bit. It was very responsible for Tom to talk like that. My brain's wired for contact. So what Kevin Turner's wasn't junior CEOs wasn't on and Andre waters brain wasn't wired for contact, but yours is wired for contact. It was Harry insensitive. And I thought irresponsible to talk like that. What do you think of Brady's comments? Agree with Ted Johnson are Brady statements irresponsible..
"ted johnson" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"He's a member of the patriots all decade team for the nineteen ninety s our good friend. Ted johnson. Joining us this morning on the show. Teddy. Jay how you doing buddy? I'm doing great, buddy. It's great to catch up with your body. It's been a while. You know, I moved back to move back to your old stomping grounds Bannon back in Boston now. So I'm thrilled me back in Boston doing some radio here and having having a good time, man. But it's really good to catch up with you today. You Touma, man. Yeah. I see you're already making headlines that didn't take. Thank you. The thing of it is I just I'm too honest. Sometimes I just tell exactly how I feel and that gets me in trouble. I guess I guess, but you know, what it's refreshing because I think it's so easy for those within the patriots family to protect everything patriots. You guys have had so much success ever. That's play. There's had so much success for twenty years. But you were honest and hearing Tom Brady's commentary about preparing his brain to absorb hits you to be healthier. And you said it made me throw up my mouth little bit. You said it was irresponsible. What about Brady's comments? Did you find your responsible? Well, the thing is about what Tom he's he's you know, there was there was a time. Not that long ago. We're not Tom Brady has got you know, they call it the TV twelve method. He's got a big shop there and patriot place. And he's written a book about different things that tees Dazs, techniques and strategies that he uses to keep himself in in in great shape. And you know, he's he has made claims that he has, you know, developed water and he sold a water in the past. It was claimed to either have prepared, you know, your brain from concussions or to help prevent it that water now not being sold by Tom anymore. He recently made an interview with Jim gray where he said that his brain was wired for contact. And it just made me cringe a little bit because it it just it's a little bit. I think misleading DA to say things like that. Unless you have medical journals. You have. Researchers you have doctors scientists back up your theory bit will validated. We'll say this is absolutely true and people need to maybe, you know, take it seriously. But he does he he didn't he didn't have that. It's just him saying that his brain is wired for for contact. And it makes it feel as if he's, you know, his brain is maybe different or special then everybody else, then I just made the reference to you wonder, what junior CEOs family thinks about that. Or Kevin Turner's family thinks about that. Or with this recent think when he hears those types of comments, Andre waters Justin's trails, Mike Webster. What are those guys think in their families fake when they hear those kinds of things? So I just feel like a little bit irresponsible for time to say that a little bit misleading because a lot of people care what Tom has to say. And so just somebody that's gone through that. I felt like it was a little bit analyze for him to say that. Now, do I think he made any? Anything you know, by it. Maybe he didn't maybe wasn't thinking about those guys. And and when he was talking about probably not, but he needs to start thinking about that. Because there's a lot of guys that are suffering in silence and dealing with a lot of you know, issues from concussions from playing football. So it's just something that I'm very emotional about someone through it myself. So I just wish Tom would think about it a little bit more before he says things like that? Yeah. You've gone through yourself. You've also been open and honest about the research that you've done and players you played with you've spoken publicly done research about junior say Allenwood he was dealing with. So this is a deeply personal thing for you. And that's why I'm sure it really struck a chord with you. When Tom said what he did. Right. That's it. That's all it is. I mean, you talk about the what's the one thing that we'll get my Doborah faster than anything. And it's talking about concussions in a way that where your ill-informed where you don't know. And I hate to say it. But sometimes you just have to you know, you have to kind of walk a mile in a guy shoes before you you really should make comments about that. And I a lot of times it's it's guys play positions. You know, where their job description isn't maybe to initiate contact and every place, for instance, not every job, you know, not every position in the NFL is created equal. And I'll put it in terms in baseball terms. Okay. So if you got guys that play baseball one guy plays second base for ten years. One guy plays catch for juniors. What's gonna come out of the game with more physical illness than the other guy is going to be the catcher, what's the same thing in football? Even though the data might not back me up on this. I think it's very clear there's just certain positions work play middle linebacker safety in the box offense of linemen where your job is to initiate contact every single play in your head is involved in the in the play every single time. I made a living at I mean, a ten year career off of using one technique that I was taught called stunt and separate techniques. And it was a way that you is how I got off locks to go make tackles, and I would use them. But on my forehead to stun the boy. Locker. I'd put my the butt of my forehead right under the shin evac guard or that tap that fullback coming to block me, and I put it right under his chin. So his head would snap back. That's the sun part. And then when he steps back I put my hands into his chest into his breastplate. And that was the separate parts of stunts separate good alpha make plays. I mean a living off of doing that. Well, all those hits they add up to something. We know that now. So that was my job as soon this shade contact on every play wide. Receivers height is quarterback their their job is to avoid contact every single place. So every position is a little bit different. And so I do cringe a little bit. When I hear guys have played positions that maybe are s physical or their job. Description isn't to initiate contact talk about this issue because they you know. You know, it's just obvious. They haven't had the same amount of hits the guys have at other positions. It's like an it's like miles on your car. It's an odometer in the more hits. You get obviously the more problems guys can have. It's there's no guarantee the guys particularly can't have later life. Ted Johnson joined Josh three time Super Bowl champion with the New England Patriots. How are you feeling? I'm good, buddy. I'm doing really good. You know? And here's the thing for me. I have found out my way to kind of navigate my way through this. There's no real clear blueprint DA. There's no way. Hey, this is these are the steps you take if you have post concussion syndrome are you're dealing with. If you're dealing with potentially see, you know, obviously, a chromatic. Traumatic encephalopathy is not something you can test for in the living. You have to be diagnosed post mortem, so. So you don't you guys go know while they're alive if they do have it. But the research shows that a lot of guys have had histories of concussions. It has died for various reasons, and they did autopsies on the brain shown that they have they have the brain disease that is late to playing football. And with getting hit a lot my blueprint for media work. Do not live a sedentary life. Get off your ass. Make sure you even gauge is much that you can I try need as good as I can I try and work out six days a week. I really gotta take care of my body. Right. And so that's my blueprint, and whatever whatever symptoms. I might have the a if it's if it's anxiety a lot of guys McComb have social anxiety can develop from this depression. They have issues with impulse outbursts irritability collect trying to stop treat those symptoms. It puts a pharmaceutical way to do it. Then you have to do it that way. If it's a therapeutic way you have to do it. They go go to therapy. But a lot of these guys much like the guys would come back from fighting the wars, they get CBI traumatic brain injury. There's a lot of guys that come back from war. They have a lot of the same issues may suffer in silence there, you know, the egos sue big junior CEO, the would have come to me and talk to me before he took a gun and killed himself. I don't think he could still be around today. I really do. So a lot of guys they have too much pride to ask for help. And that's just the nature of of of combat, and that's the nature of fake. Unfortunately, Ted Johnson joins us really pointing poignant very interesting conversation that we're having about brain trauma and in the future football player. So there's no easy way to pivot to the on the field service feels trivial at this point. But I do want to ask you about. Today's patriots and chargers game. And specifically Brady at the hell because there's been times this year. We're Tom Brady did look forty two years old. There's been times this year. We're Brady did not look forty two years old specifically the last two games of the regular season. What was your thumbnail on the ups and downs of his play this year? Did you feel like age had something to do with it? I do to some degree in the age. The only part the age where I feel like it's. Factored in was when he felt pressure, okay pressure. Tom Brady handled pressure blitzing packages, like big good as anybody has. Okay. Ever to play the game. All right. And I feel like this year. It affected him a little bit. Okay. Now, if you look at Peyton Manning's career, you'll get paid made his career what I would play Peyton Manning. The we never blitzed him ever ever ever. He would make you pay. If you bring five or more guys, he's gonna find the open guy, and he's gonna kill you. Okay. At the in his career two thousand fifteen when he was playing for the Denver Broncos. You can blit Peyton and yet rattled him. I mean, he was off his back foot. He was spinning out of throws highly success rate getting to Peyton Manning versus the blitz and that was a very interest career same thing when I played with Drew Bledsoe a loved drew. Drew's my guy, but at the end of his career he was thrown off his back foot a lot because of pressure. I just think there's something it's an involuntary kinda say he gets to a point where I mean, if you watch like manning the last four or five years, nothing's wrong with him. And he he spends out throws. And he goes down fast at any. I I to pressure. Sometimes I think it's just the thing that comes with age. So that's that's one thing. I think you can maybe point too. When you look at Tom play this year and the other day, he wasn't there for OTA's. You decided not to go to voluntary OTA's this year. That's going have fact on timing just rhythm what the guy's doing element didn't play in the first four games this year. So he wasn't available to work with Tom in the first four games. They brought in Josh Gordon at any week three or four the season tried to get him involved. And so so other guys had to take a backseat. So the really the packing games just been disjointed. He hasn't had the receivers in the in the office of weapons that he's used to having and then drop man the one of the best to ever play the game. He just hasn't been himself. And he he hasn't been happy weeks eight nine or ten before he got targeted in the red zone. So there's all these other factors. Besides the age that I think of that have influenced his play this year. Maybe he's the reason why his numbers are down that you're seeing maybe have make more mistakes. Then you typically makes Ted Johnson. Joining us this morning on the show one of the all-time. Great patriot linebackers three time Super Bowl champion. Teddy j it is always awesome to catch up. I I apologize for taking this long. That's on me. But we will do it or frequently my man, and I'm so glad to hear the tobacco Boston in the northeast and doing well. Yeah, you're one of my favorite guys don't ever have to take a call me anytime, but love to chop it up with you anytime, buddy. I appreciate your man. Thank you. Teddy. Ted johnson. Joining us this morning here on Sunday morning football. And absolutely fascinating conversation about brain, health and trauma and playing football. And Brady's comment. When you hear it from Ted standpoint, and he has dealt with the after effects of brain trauma..
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"Chiefs radio and that pass rush when it's allowed to do. Its thing can be devastating. And that's what that she's defense relies upon and once the colts had to throw and going to pass mode. That's when they turned them loose. And that's when Houston for the rest of those guys really came to play yesterday to huge swing points of that game for the chiefs. They got them both. And they get the win. That's your excessive celebration. We're going to be joined by Ted Johnson coming up here after the break and teddy won three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots. The first three of the paper. Patriots dynasty and oh one zero three and four. He was a member of the New England Patriots during that first half of the dynasty. And also is a member of their hall of Famer the all nineteen nineties decade team for the patriots. But Chetty will speak his mind. And recently Tom Brady told Jim gray that he felt like he was wired properly to avoid injury. And Ted Johnson was unhappy with this. Here's the clip from ninety eight five the sports up in Boston. My muscles absorb the forces. I the forces as well as they ever have. And my brain is wired for contact. Yeah. I I'll be honest, and I love Tom. It made me throw up a monopoly. It was. It was very responsible for Tom to talk like that. Okay. My brain's wired for contact. So what Kevin Turner's wasn't junior sales. Wasn't Justin Strauss brain wasn't Andre waters brain wasn't wired for contact, but yours is. So it was very insensitive. And I thought you're responsible. He he's claiming his brain exercises, and the TB twelve method can wire your brain contact you believe that I don't I don't. That's with magic ninety five the sports up. Ted johnson. I understand where Ted's coming from Ted Johnson is a guy that has dealt with the post effects of his career. He has watched brothers of his take their own lives that he played with played against in his era. And here's Tom Brady, basically saying I'm special I've taught my brain how to absorb contact which is just kind of silly sounding. And I think this is where Tom Brady for his greatest. He is sounds like a space cadet. And there's a part of this that I totally agree with Ted Johnson is really irresponsible. I mean, thank goodness Brady has had the benefit of great health. And thank goodness nobody hoped that he gets injured. But Tom Brady's teaching himself. How to disperse energy in his brain? When he gets hit. This is what he's relying on. I mean, give me a break talk about being on totally planet. Zippy mean, let's get real here. And Ted Johnson is calling it out. And I appreciate that. Because there's a lot of former patriots that refuse to go against the family. You're not supposed to do. It not supposed to go against the family. You do not speak out of turn. And it's why so often whether it's Rodney Harrison or Tedy Bruschi or whoever the former patriots are that abroad casting. Randy moss. They never ever ever. Take a shot at anything Tom Brady, Bill Belichick anything craft. And there's Johnson speaking his mind, which I appreciate it. So refreshing to just have somebody go. This is stupid Ted's gonna join us coming up here next, and we'll talk to him about that. But also about today's patriots and chargers game and the keys to success for both sides today. What I think is going to be the best game over the weekend. DA Sunday morning football CBS sports radio. Justin shackle. He's got your headlines..
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"Care. That's kind of why. Because I don't really feel like the nominations are always reflective of what kind of is happening culturally with albums, and how how the how how how how the people are responding. To the music. Exactly. Speaking of music singer, Michelle, you're welcome. I honor your opinion yet. That's great to create a whole segment for you where I feel validated. Validate noon to three Monday through Friday right here on the Colleen and Bradley show. See your Michelle Williams announced in her Instagram stories and opposed that appears to be deleted that her engagement to pastor. Ted Johnson quotes didn't work out. Williamson Johnson announced their engagement in April after he popped the question in March. They met in two thousand seventeen on a spiritual retreat and the timing of the break up is a little awkward as their reality show. Chad loves Michelle has been airing on own after premiering a November. That is a little awkward. Yeah. That's an awkward time. And I wonder what will happen to that show for a minute there when you were telling that story because I don't really generally care about celebrity relationships unless they've taken somebody off the market that we. Don't want to be in a relationship. I thought you said Serena Williams, and I was like she's with a passer. I didn't know that she's telling you, what might brain. Happy Friday and finally validate my opinion, please stay on. I'll stamp it. Oh. The final season a game of thrones is kind of a big deal. Even though none of us watch the show. But the latest trailer is out it's thirty nine seconds long in animated clip, you can see fire and ice spreading through west arrose teaser trailer also confirms that the final season will start April even though that is already been confirmed, but how many seasons again too many so many that will never catch up. No, I think this is six I'm getting a five six seven eight eight eight. Okay. So what the count finger. Wow. On all cylinders today children's theatre company, and you know, education is enforced. Yes. I agree. Sees gets