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"tj watt" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"Just super weird. The defense is it really is just TJ watt and cam Hayward and then, you know, make it Fitzpatrick, and then it's just like, gosh, I mean, they couldn't stop the run, Jerry McKinnon looked like, I don't know. I don't know what the comp is at this point. He looked like a really good running back. You look like you look like Barry Sanders or something out there in this game. I don't know, man. This was just not a game that should have been staged. Yeah, I think that there are times I've referenced this before, but you like wet hot American summer, right? I like it, yeah, not a super fan, but I like it. Okay. I would classify myself as a super fan. The scene over the campers are playing kickball from the other place. And they just get off the bus and then they decide that it would be trite to play the game. That's what should have happened today. That's like, I think I've referenced this on the show before, but this tailor should have gotten there and Mike Tomlin just should have said, yeah, you know, let's just feels it's just feels a little forced, you know? I mean, you guys can do whatever you want here and then we're just gonna hightail it on out there. Good motivational speech from him though I would say told his players before the game. We're not blinking. I guess meaning like we're not going to be afraid, and he said, if you're a blinker, cut your eyelids off. Oh man. Yeah. All right. Nice. That's the idea of, you know, it's going beyond Dan Campbell. Yeah, that's some kind of self mutilation at this point. If you did cut your eyelids off, what would happen? You need to blink, right? Yeah. Right? It needs to happen. I feel like we're gonna get really weird emails over this. Rightfully so. We brought it up. There's like there's like a really niche optometrist that deals in eyelid removal and he's just like, and he just slams the table and he's like, thank God, something to email this podcast about. Patriots bills..
"tj watt" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"That's the weird thing about the four dinners, they're not the ravens, but if they get up ten points, that game is over. Yeah. And it's just you're not gonna be able to get the ball enough to be able to come back on them. All right, the Sunday Night game, the Steelers go back to Kansas City. It's postseason football. Why is this the Sunday Night game? 'cause it's maybe more farewells for Ben Roethlisberger. I don't know. This is the least watchable matchup of the weekend. Who knows, maybe it'll be interesting. There are two paths to victory here for the ceiling. One is TJ watt just destroys this game in a way that, frankly, we haven't seen anyone destroy a game. And, you know, you could look back to last year's Super Bowl and say, oh, you know, it's happened to the chiefs, but look, that was sort of a full online collapsing. It's a team that sort of had guys all over the place that get to you. This has to be like TJ watt and maybe cam Hayward just absolutely wrecking this game and just unfathomable ways. And the other way is do you get like a punt block return TD and do you get like Daryl Williams fumble and you scoop it up and score or something like that. It's just the fluke stuff has to pile up and you know it can happen. We've seen it happen to the chiefs. You feel like the chiefs have probably exhausted the weird fluky turnovers that they had in their pocket early in the year. Yeah. I got that visual when you said TJ watt of TJ watt coming out and wrecking the game like it would need to be almost like he comes out and like grabs Patrick Mahomes and just throws him out of the stadium like and he like travels so far that he just goes out of the state of Missouri and it takes too long for them to bring them back. They were like, well, we're not stopping the game like someone's got to go get them and bring them back. It would be something that, yeah, something that would resemble like the Terry Crews, old spice commercials that Tim and Eric directed. It's got to be something like that. It will be an interesting, I remember talking about this a lot after the Super Bowl last year. Chiefs are one of the fewest 13 double tight end teams in the NFL last year. And I think that came back to bite them in the Super Bowl because they had no other option to keep guys in to stay in chip for Patrick Mahomes when things were getting dicey. Like they were kind of using like, I think I remember like Nicole Hardman staying back there to try to like clip people and it just wasn't working. They've had to experiment with other tight ends this year because Travis Kelce being hurt and they've kind of rolled X through some of that stuff they have some better blocking tight ends on the roster..
"tj watt" Discussed on Get Your G.O.A.T.
"He didn't look good, Deandre swift, you know, carried The Rock, you know, me just couldn't score in overtime. Neither could the Pittsburgh Steelers. I mean, the Detroit Lions missed a field goal. Therapy and to win the game, then at the end, I believe friar moose fumbled the football, which was big. DJ watt, hip injury, that is huge. He could be out a few weeks, as I said, charger schedule gets tough. They need TJ watt if his defense is going to be good when they face their next you authentic of Justin Herbert, Joe burrow who's already beat on Lamar Jackson. We're going to need TJ watt. But the one funny real was naji Harris knowing are not knowing that they could tie in the NFL didn't know you could tie if you watched any NFL season of a previous 5 years. It seems like there's always been some tie. It happened to be your team, but again, Pittsburgh, no Chase claypool, no bin, TJ wah hurt. That's the result you're going to get is a tie. Now the Buffalo Bills, New York Jets, buffalo, back on track after a brutal loss last week to the Jags. Said enough is enough. They win yesterday big, big win. 45 to 17. The buffalo defense was great, force four interceptions, Mike white through Josh Allen was terrific. That's the quarterback I started. Not as terrific as Patrick Mahomes. But still decent enough. Stefan Diggs. That was the stuff on Diggs. I'm used to seeing saw last year. That was his best performance of the season. So far, 8 receptions and 162 yards in a touchdown. The judge to me really at the bottom of the barrel right now. Then Cleveland and New England. And as I said, nervous about Cleveland with no Nick Chubb, no Kareem hunt. Yes, the shout of OBJ has gone, but they go as a running decks. Argon, and thought it could be a game early. Great opening drive by Cleveland. Now is the only great thing. Cleveland did New England another team decided to blow out Cleveland 45 to 7. The Patriots look good. They are really clicking started. One and three, there are 5 and one since that star, they are playing great football. There's defense as I thought would be really good. They are playing that part. Mag Jones to me is progressing with the recent struggles of the Bengals. Mac Jones in a big stage. Jamar chase was a lock early for offensive rookie of the year..
"tj watt" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"I mean you can force a fumble but not recover it for instance and thus it's not a takeaway right so if things even out over time you still have to have the good core defensive principles but i think you make a really good point gary that if you're a defense that's going through a transition like the cowboys are i mean. They had a historically bad defense last year. They've been a lot better so far under dan. Quinn but it always takes a while to get used to a new scheme and get really comfortable in ed's oftentimes taking the ball away can kind of bolster you as you go through that transition period it do. They have multiple takeaways in all six of their games so far that season they had. They had a total of six games with multiple takeaways last year. And they didn't get their first one until november first. So it's just it's a new day here for the cowboys. Dak prescott is back And yeah this is. You gotta be feeling good if you're down in dallas right now yeah one of the things that came up when we reported the t. J. watt story last year that was kind of cheesy but in an endearing way and that has always stuck with me is that mike tomlin likes to refer to the ball as his team's hopes and dreams and it basically reinforces to your players. How important the ball is so if you are carrying the ball you have the hopes and dreams in your your arm and your grasp. You can't let them go and if you're on defense you're trying very hard to get the hopes and dreams back and certainly that situation with at the end of the game. I mean the steelers had their backs up against the wall. They're worried the season is slipping away on their way to a tie with the seahawks without russell wilson and tj. Watts disabled to snatch the hopes and dreams back for his team. So i think it's pretty apt analogy..
"tj watt" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"And that is such a remarkable stat. Gary because even now the single season record for interceptions has held up since nineteen fifty two when dick night train lane. Had fourteen. Interceptions xavien howard. We saw had an excellent year last year with ten before that no one had even had ten in a season since two thousand seven so that really highlights just how exceptional what digs has been able to do this season as far as taking away. The football boy i that fourteen interceptions for a night train lane. I thought that was one that would never be broken. That's just one of those. That's in across eras record where it's almost like you. You almost wouldn't asterisk on it because it's like well game was played different back then. So of course. No one's ever gonna threaten this record but we will see with digs one thing. That is really interesting and we're just talking about counting stats at this point which are fun. One thing that's really interesting with digs is like you saw the patriots. After the pick six on sunday to give the cowboys the lead in the final minutes there they went right back after digs because they know how aggressive he is and they know that maybe he susceptible to a double move coming off that pick six so i mean he might have enough opportunities to end up making a run at fourteen. When it's all said and done your those still he'd have to get what seven more and eleven games here which is still an incredible rate. Yeah i mean he's been obviously averaging at least one per game so far. But i think you make a really good point gary in that taking the ball away is so important in today's game because it's become harder than ever but it still only one of playing cornerback and plays like that double move against the patriots where you could tell. He was fuming on the sideline. And maybe the safety should have also played that a little bit differently but after the game digs to his credit. Put it all on himself. He said he needed to play it. The right way and be in the right position but you know is some of that aggressiveness. Tamped down a little bit. You know did a play like that sort of force them to do that or is that going to be something that helped talk about with this coaches. I mean the best all around season. I've seen from a cornerback. Was durell regis in two thousand and nine with the jets and i have only been covering the nfl since about two thousand seven. So i know there are a lot of these before then but what rivas did that season was remarkable and taking the assignment of basically one on one man coverage with the opponents top receiver with no help over the top and a lot of situations and just blanketing them and he only had six interceptions that season because his coverage was so good..
"tj watt" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"We'll just make a mistake. A quarterback Fires high and wide on a throw or misreads. A defense or or maybe. Just a fumbled snap that sort of leads to chaos. You know pass rushes can can do a lot to to cause takeaways in in the nfl right now but when you're talking about what it's just so unique because he's one of the few guys who he literally takes the ball away he is. He is elevated this thing to to almost the science and art the ability to force these fumbles. Yeah and a really great point you made. When we did the story last year that stuck in my mind is just how impactful a strip sack is or any kind of forced fumble. Because you're getting the ball where it happens versus an interception. Oftentimes the quarterback is throwing it down field so there is a little bit of a flip in field position but when you force the ball out you get it right there and it can really set up score or obviously in the case of the steelers game it was the game clinching play but a lot of times. It happens in the in the flow of a game. Defenses trying to get an edge. You put your offense in a really great position to score for what this skill of his really started taking off as did his career in his second season. And that's when mike tomlin had him switched sides so he and bud duprey who is in his teammates. Swaps watt headlined. Up mostly on the right side are almost exclusively on the right side as a rookie. But they thought he would be a mismatch against the league's right tackles and the part of that was that he could see. The quarterbacks is better because of the way that quarterbacks drop when they're right handers and he could bat passes down and he could see the football. When was rushing which allowed him to go after the ball a little bit more. He also which i think is interesting in this. Larger conversation about turnovers used to be an offensive player..
"tj watt" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports
"Genoa Smith, like, hey, he came in last week when Russell wasn't a hurt. It's not a fluke like Gino actually is a very capable quarterback. Now, the problem is, he had a big fumble in overtime. TJ watt made a huge play to force a fumble. There's some video out there. I saw it on YouTube is like, there's a reason why JJ watt. There's a reason why TJ watt is the highest paid defensive player in the NFL. Like he's fantastic. He's a big playmaker. I've done a film analysis of him he's incredible. And so TJ watt made a huge play for the fumble set up the game winning field goal for Pittsburgh. But again, despite the one mistake in overtime, I thought Gino Smith played better than I expected pretty well and if Gino plays well in the next couple of weeks, they play New Orleans and then Jacksonville in the next two games. Those games are winnable. And so if they beat New Orleans to beat Jacksonville, Geno Smith plays well, then you might get Russell Wilson back week ten against Green Day after the biweek. So Seattle's in trouble, but they're two and two that could turn into the two and four, that could turn into four and four later if they can beat New Orleans and Jacksonville, the year is not over, but certainly if you're a Seahawks fan, two and four with a backup quarterback playing at least two more weeks. There's no way you feel good if you're a Seattle fan. Game number 8, the cold speed Houston 31 to three and the big story is not only that the colts won. They're now two and four, they're trying to save their season. I think they're in fact the air. They're getting hard knocks later this year, which is going to be either really terrible or really interesting depending on if they can win a couple games between now and then now one big thing in this game is they got receiver TY Hilton back in this game. He had a big 52 hour catch. He made a big impact in this game, helping Carson Wentz. And I wonder if TY Hilton will retire after this year for the cold sake, I hope not. And also one other weird thought about this game. I was reminded how much I hate the shadows that Lucas oil stadium stadium in indie. I say this jokingly, but like, hey, could we not get curtains in Indianapolis? What's happening? Every time I watch a game in India, I'm reminded of how much I hate those shadows. It's hard to watch. The ball disappears. The cameras have a hard time. I feel bad for the cameraman every time. And seriously, though, the shadows are terrible in that stadium. Davis mills, the quarterback for Houston. He had two interceptions. He's a rookie. The numbers are bad, but I thought Davis mills all things considered wasn't terrible. And I'm excited to hopefully do a film analysis of him after the year is over. I think he's got potential to maybe be if not the franchise quarterback in Houston, but at least a duct tape quarterback for a while in Houston until they can get a long-term plan..
Pittsburgh Steelers' T.J. Watt Agrees to a 4-Year, $112 Million Extension
"Get news that a deal has been agreed to in principle. Not sign but agreed to between. T. j. watt and the pittsburgh steelers. This was first broken by ian rapoport of the nfl network was also adam schefter. Espn that they have the deal in principle. I think they just have to put pen to paper. But it's agreed moving forward. Here's the deal. It's a four year extension worth just over our right around just over one hundred and twelve million dollars for tj. What would this has him as the highest paid defensive player in football now you can manipulate the numbers one way or the other to say how much it is per year. We'll get there all right. It's basically he's just over twenty eight million dollars per year from that extension and there's also eighty million dollars fully guaranteed at signing. Now we'll get into that in just a second but first i want to understand that. This is an extension so this goes on top of the deal that he already had for this year which was playing under the fifth year option where he was set to make ten points. I'm going from memory. I'm pretty sure it's ten point. Oh eight nine million dollars this
"tj watt" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA
"Welcome back to the M zones. Matty Boom boom leads right here in good old and Harbert, Matt. The hitman missile er over there on the ones and twos gaming. He's around somewhere he's chasing CJ around, so he'll be popping in every every once in a while, so phone lines are open. 734998 10 50 feel free to give us a call The question of the day. Do you see backup quarterback J. J. McCarthy taking the reins and taking the starting role? From Kate McNamara here at any point this season stemming from J. Mo saying, Hey, man could be as early as the washer not no, no, no, no, I did not. I asked Nick Bomb Gardner what he thought And I got a question from from a from a friend who text me and said, Hey, what do you think about J. J. McCarthy taking over in the fourth if he improves, and he's better than Kate and I said, Well, if he's better than Kate, you're saying that Kate stayed the same. And JJ improved and he goes, yes. I said Okay, I can see it because JJ played well, uh, he had to start He was behind the starting offensive line. He played with starters as well as backups, but he did play well, that being said. I can see it now what I really see. I see Coach is putting in place for him running in a series form different things like that, But Like you. I did say, look, as long as Cade improves and keeps doing what he's doing. He'll keep the starting role and it's good for JJ to watch to learn to see. But if he improves and and K doesn't Yeah, it's a meritocracy, right? Yep, you are. You are absolutely right. So if you want to weigh in on that we had the Michigan basketball schedule was announced here yesterday. I think was that breaking news that we heard about that? That contract extension or that contract miss. So if you are wondering, TJ Watt has signed an extension with the Pittsburgh Steelers $112 million over the next four years. 80 mil As you alluded to during the break, Matt Is guaranteed money. So T J. Watts uh, one of the.
"tj watt" Discussed on NFL Live
"Some more information here. We have breaking news on something happening out of pittsburgh but adam schefter got it on the other side of the break. It's all about tj. What that deal. Wait adams here right. Now there's no come on. Adam schefter breaking news here on. Nfl live what's going on in pittsburgh more. They'd be four year hundred and twelve million dollar deal with tj watt to make him the highest paid defensive player in the game. The deal includes eighty million dollars in guaranteed money and yes. He got the guarantees and the structure that he wanted again. This deal is going to get done by the time. The regular season opener began. It had to because teach you. Is that important to the defense and the deal now is agree to and it will be santia shortly just saw atom even ben rothlisberger as recently as yesterday making a plea to get this deal done they wanted. Tj watt who is the heart and so not only of their defense but to this team a lot of ways. Get this deal done to get him. Paid a letter. Defensive guy had the first reaction money here. Just be so happy. I'm happy when these guys get paid and it works out for him. I was talking about pittsburgh. Y'all need to get this deal done. Not only cj. Why obviously the guy on that defense. That created a lot of opportunity for guys around him. He's the face of the franchise like we know being is on the other side. Tj why is going to be the guy that is synonymous with the pittsburgh steelers and then when you think about this deal the assurance of being locked up right and one thing. We've always talked about with tj watt. Is his motor play. One looks like play sixty asked way. He plays football so for him to be rewarded for him to have as much impact on the way they played his. There is a history. My -sego lewis. It's a history in pittsburgh of standard. In which what you play infants and these are the type of guys that continue to keep that standard moving forward so i'm excited for t. j. He's earned this. He wasn't thought of as this type of guy early in his career so it means more to see him get his money and a lot of the young players should be looking at this and using it as an example on their way to their deal. You get what you earn. Not what you deserve. I always say. Nfl players get a lot of money. There's a lot of people in the world that deserves things that do more impactful. But he earned his money. I think our was the guy who sent. The tweet was well. You took them earlier than the fans wanted you to. He's exceeded the expectations outperformed the contract. Mean what is unquestionably in the conversation for best defensive player in football yesterday. But that's a real thing and so i love the fact that the steelers did it because i believe you mentioned the point yesterday that will apply. Mika fitzpatrick is paying attention. When the player gets taken or traded for me because and i- outperform what you're paying me. When does it happen. Where i get what i've earned not. What other people say. I deserve all right once again. The breaking news from adam. Schefter here right now. T. j. watt agreeing to a four year. One hundred twelve million dollar deal with the steelers. Louis riddick it makes him. The highest played highest paid defensive player in the nfl. What are your thoughts. Look this is the way business is supposed to work right. This is good business for the pittsburgh steelers. And it's not. It's not shocking that it took some time because that's how negotiations are supposed to go. You're not supposed to just show your hand right out of the gate but the rooney's are smart people. The rooney's have a long history. And they have a long history of being around people who are great defenders. Gotta tell you get some of those. Pittsburgh steeler defense of early nineties. That had kevin green but had greg moi chad brown. Those guys were monsters. Those guys snatched the life out of our teams in cleveland. Many many times and t- take one is another in that long history of having edge defenders. That are just absolutely game records and look when you look at the statistics if you just wanna look at it. Objectively forget the subject the part of watching the tape. And how good does he rushed. Bruce powers speed where he was drafted her all. Look over the past three years. There's only been one guy that has outperformed over that time. T. j. watt in terms of sacks and tackles for loss and we know that dude is that's number ninety nine daily rams aaron donald. Hello these two are neck right now. so they deserve their money so give it to them and move on and get to the rest of the business at hand in pittsburgh because even mike tomlin said teaching waters a bad bleeping. He bleep no way met by that. I love the last time. The steelers had the highest played paid like they get excited. Likes when good businesses duh. Don't do it the right way the right way. I was telling you guys that pittsburgh had the highest defensive paid player all the way back to rod woodson. So it's been a long time but here they go with tj. What now lots of breaking news as we get you ready for the opening of the 2021 one nfl season tonight the breaking news about tj. What was on the positive side on the ravens side of things elsewhere in that division many issues on the injury front guts edwards. The latest to go down as well as marcus. Peters you're watching. Nfl live presented by truest. Do you own or rent your home. Sure you do. And i bet it can be hard work. You know it's easy. Bundling policies with geico geico makes it easy to bundle your homeowner's or renter's insurance along with your auto policy. It's a good thing too because you already have so much to do around your home. Go to geico dot com quote and see how much you could save. It's gyco easy visit. Geico dot com today. That's geiko dot com. Glad you're with us on. Nfl live breaking news as we get ready for the nfl to open the season tonight with the bucks and cowboys in tampa adam. Schefter though news out of pittsburgh to start laura. Tj watt returned to practice yesterday. And today he's going to sign a four year hundred and twelve million dollar contract that includes eighty million dollars in guaranteed money that makes him the highest paid defensive player in the game disadvant- a standoff all some along and with the season opening on sunday pittsburgh playing against the buffalo bills both sides had to get this deal done and they manage to agreed to that extension this afternoon a short time ago. Tj what not going anywhere. The pittsburgh steelers get done a big deal for their big time defensive player and bad news adam for one of their big rivals. What's going on in baltimore. Horrendous day of practice for the baltimore ravens today laura no other way to say it. They lost running back. Gus edwards to what is thought to be a season ending torn. Acl edwards would become the third running back in recent weeks. That has been lost to a season ending injury joining j. k. Dobbins and justice hill and in the same practice the ravens also lost their pro. Bowl cornerback marcus. Peters who has thirty one interceptions the last few years to also what is thought to be a torn acl edwards heaters on top of dobbins and justice il. No team has had a rougher two or three weeks. Stretch the baltimore ravens. You look at some of the notable injuries that they have suffered here and that doesn't even include the first round draft pick rishaad bateman will open the season. I are with the groin. Injury and miles birkett a wide receiver also on irish..
"tj watt" Discussed on NFL Live
"Is officially game. Week and mack. Jones will get his first opportunity with the patriots and real action. Espn patriots puerto. Mike rees joining us. Now mike you've been able to watch mack jones at practice. What did you see from the rookie out there today. A beautiful day here. In new england the patriots had every player on the roster present for the start of practice. And of course all eyes on rookie quarterback mack jones and before he could win the starting job. He had to win over his teammates and earned their respect veteran tight end. John smith saying he's earned it. We're ready to ride with him. Fellow tight end hunter. Henry said he's becoming a leader as he grasps the offense and when you think about john who smith and hunter henry that's fifty five million dollars guaranteed to them in free agency. The patriots guaranteed one hundred sixty three million overall in free agency a reminder that they were all in to build this team and they feel like they built a better one entering the regular season open yet megawatt at times people think. Oh you spend all this. Money does a really pan out. Actually history tells you that it does key lots of pieces around mack jones to help him certainly but how good you think. This team realistically can be probably good. It'd be really good. Lord i look back at the two thousand one two thousand two super bowl. Champion new england patriots. They started off at one in three in eight. Have offensively nearly talent. That's on this offense for bill bell. Check in the new england patriots. Right now you would re said i mean when you look at what they put together for mac jones. It's going to be very similar to what they did for tom. Brady make sure that he doesn't turn the ball over. Run the football. They solid on defense. That is how you win championships. They started off one in three but guess what they won thirteen out of their last fifteen including the playoffs and the super bowl. Now i'm not saying they're gonna win the super bowl but what i am saying. Is they have a recipe for success. When they put themselves in situations like this less fifteen years offensively for new england. They've had stars outside of tom brady. They've had to stars on their offense randy. Moss number one and rob gronkowski number two. And then everybody's job was just excel in your role just as good as you can and your role. They don't have that brand name star and their offense this year because it's going to be their offensive line and everybody just needs to excelling the role and i want to talk about some of those role players that can excel. Okay nelson agla. We don't need you to catch eighty catch because you average forty five years for thirteen yards per catch kendrick born averages forty five yard catches a year for thirteen plus coke fires averages forty catches for thirteen plus the tight ends john smith and hunter henry combined average about eighty catches for over twelve yards per catch gave white averages twenty yards sixty catches the season guys. If you add that up. That's over three hundred completions again. The start of the offense is not really moss rob gronkowski. It's the offensive line. All six pieces. That i just labeled off you guys. Just an excel in your role. That's why i think this could be a top-five offense in all of the nfl. Whoa whoa top. Five in the nfl. The offense you've turned marcus into a stone i to me day. I'm like i thought i was at home on tv. You first of all. I don't agree with that okay. But we may be able to get to that. Listen as much as we love. Mac jones and what he's done to assert himself with this team. This is still gonna be about bill belichick. And how he plays defense eliminates quarterbacks. Take your weapons away offensively. They'll be fan. We talked about how they want to play efficiently. F but when you look at the other side of the football this is where bill belichick is genius. This is how we know. The new england patriots and tom brady played there. So it's the overall arching conversation. Every time we talk about the patriots but light kiewit back to two thousand one. You think about the defense. Is that tom brady and support your candidate role. And now they got back into that same vein with benoy and june bringing over jalen meals little skeptical about stefan gilmore. Not being out there. He is a little bit of flexibility. Of what you can do offensively. But bringing their godchild drafting ballboy. This defense will will be the literal identity of doing the patriots. Okay so back to. Dan saying that the patriots have a top five offense in the. Nfl what do you wall no. That's not it appears on what you mean when you say top five. Dan no is it. Is it scoring is a yours like what is it. You say point out. I point sport. And i don't know that's if he true because they're not as explosive as kansas city. They won't be able to kansas city. Tampa bay buffalo cleveland new england and wonder top five in december beyond. Y'all like the way. We've got dan yet. You practice on daily. But i'm trying to figure out where rogers win like. We're just google yield the concern about the rookie offensive lineman. We'll see how we wait but not only not only that you know shy. Pain like the score. A whole lot of point is sold the dallas cowboys only help always have the weapons. When you're talking about the saints anyway. Happy amina kinds. I think that you got laura thing we love you. What is happening there market. Do you own or rent your home. Sure you do. 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"tj watt" Discussed on NFL Live
"Dot com slash. Espn that's forums dot com slash espn restrictions apply see website for full details and important safety information. Thousands affected by hurricane ida. They urgently need support. Donate at redcross. Dot org slash. Espn to help the red cross respond to and help people recover from this disaster. The saints certainly can relate to that and they now face the packers to open the season. Of course this in jacksonville because the game got moved due to hurricane ida the mvp aaron rodgers looking to start your seventeen often a better note then the offseason. Here's rogers just a short while ago. I think we have to be a little more creative with the as the team gets into This third year in the system to kind of keep guys Dialed in every every week in practice. you can only imagine how that is when you have guys and seventy nine tenth year in the systems as we mike. We're always trying to reinvent things to kind of keep guys doubt into what we're doing. I think matin hack. It did a good job of that during training camp really working on some out of the box ideas throughout drinking out of the box. Interesting out of the next time roger steps to the podium though the season will officially started. Do you expect his future with the team to be a story. That just hangs over this team all year long. We'll be hang in over the team in the public sphere. But i think the fact of the matter is i think everybody within organization knows that. That topic is tabled until after the season. Nothing's going to change their continue to work with him to see if they could make him want to stay long term. He set it up to be able to add the ability to leave after the season if he wants. But we don't know that you will exercise that code opt to be traded. He could opt to stay. Rotten depend on how this year goes. I don't think you're gonna hear much conversation from anyone with metal renovation about that of the seasons unfolding they focus in on one thing winning as many games as possible to have their season last as long as possible. Maybe that takes care of some of the aaron rodgers stuff as well key. Let's take it onto the field for our draftkings predictions of the day. Devante atoms score a touchdown sunday against the saints absolutely laureate eighteen of them last year. He's there go-to guy. They wanna feed him the rock. We know what they are when he puts they put the ball in his hand clearly. He's the number one guy i looked he makes. He makes two or three touchdowns in his game just to show that he's the number one guy and all of the national football league davante adams according to rob mosque's twitter talking about if he would get a contract extension done before the season opener. He says no no chance. And then they're moving on okay then So he also said. This is the hungriest team. They've been around just because we've been so close we'll see if that translates to the field. All right let's get to a little more of a line of scrimmage conversation. Keep talking about all these quarterbacks and his dan loss says the pretty boys. Let's talk about those guys that really affect the game pretty boys by the land night. I don't know we want to talk about the five. Most important matchups scrimmage one weekend. I'm gonna start with number five. I think he's going to be in. The washington charging sam potts me is gonna be the starting right tackle for the washington university. Joey votto absolutely okay is by the way and listen. You guys have talked about watching the football teams offense and the weapons that they added. This is a very important piece of this football team that not a lot of people are paying attention to play whale. Joey bosa going to be a different animal picasso. Okay number four. We're going to go with canada. Jones versus the kevin joe since two thousand twelve. Leave the nfl. Jack underwrite super super underwriting. When when you talk about technique ability to get to the pass game record we were unfortunate not to have chandler jones in atlanta last year. But him and jj a problem. I think coming back from injury to coming got huge conversation. Both those teams need their guys to play ball number. Three your guy. I why tell first of all why he did. This is the class of the titans right here. Big delivers big belly but the bottom line is krista super athletic defensive end now okay casey cheese but he'll move around he'll find matchups. That's very interesting matchup. Though you got physical wire taylor against crystal with strong and likes to pool rush but also has a pool snatched move that gets guys off balance. Now we gotta talk about the cowboys. We don't enough so we're gonna go demarcus lawrence versus tristen works. I think this is a cute. If the cowboys any chance this chance to win this game this we like the mortgage. Morris has the play like a superstar. Contracts is get. Tom brady off the all right. Good is we're gonna go to big fella. We're going go garrett. My twin physically versus june hard to pick up in the physicality of orlando brown. Obviously myles garrett would not only strength speed the power miles. Gary use a plethora of move. Yeah but more importantly it's about his off and being able to get around tax what to go around orlando brown you go around the world so physical play on the i feel like i move you off an on screen. Zahn scrimmage on your bones okay. Dan just broke both. Which is. I don't know what he's going do now dan now. You can't tweet because your thumbs are broken quarterback scare at. You're this sweat it in the studio. We're trying to do that. That we'll just keep it right here. Old fat okay. That's enough weight. nfl live. We're going to keep beating each other up in your co goes mac. 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John has more of an arm and i thought i thought he looked a bit out of all. The rookie quarterback back jones is going to be the future of this franchise. Jones era has begun rifles. What are the goal. Talk for a touchdown told me too.
Saints Release Latavius Murray After He Reportedly Refused to Take Pay Cut
"The other running back in the news forces latavius murray former since running back with the team released yesterday. The team asked him to take a pay. Cut you decline. They released him and obviously so right for his contract. Would it become guarantee. So there's one more free agent running back available to any team in need latavius more productive for the saints last year but they obviously are going a different direction at alvin kamara and a young back. Tony jones that they also
"tj watt" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"To have. It will be remembered for a long time us a great player. He's a top ten player in the league. He definitely a and tj water. The no longer khalil. Mack khalil could have a bounce back year but the two best pass rushers to me are miles and t. j. watt and then khalil. Mack was two years ago but was not last. Tj watt thing is incredible steelers need to figure that out but i do think i think the browns will win the division this year. I think they're going to be better than they were last year for multiple reasons. But i don't it's hype train with the browns anymore. I think they've they've established a culture and building on it now and that's going to be a top division so it wouldn't surprise me. The steelers rounds or ravens won it. But i'm going to go with the rounds in that division so last season the broncos were forced to start their practice squad. Receiver kendall hilton against the saints. Remember that when all four quarterbacks on their roster were ineligible due to covert protocol violations. Remember that weather issues. With covert and their games were rescheduled. But that did not happen for the broncos in that situation and now we know why. According to sam farmer surveillance video proved that drew lock. Brett ribbon blake bortles and jeff's driscoll tried to folder system by placing their contract contact tracing devices in the four corners of the meeting room and then sat together to watch film so that close contacts automatically made them ineligible to play so apparently they tried to lie about what happens but there was surveillance footage that show that they who were the quarterback. That's why it wasn't 'cause remember. It was rescheduled the other teams that had covert protocol issues. It was rescheduled and they did. Not which is why. They had to play the play kindle hilton because they were trying to be like. Why was it so weird like they. All of their quarterbacks are out and they can't reschedule the game it's because they've got. They tried to skirt the system and got caught on camera not smart. I mean not smart as even not enough kind enough to that. I sometimes put juvenile on juvenile. Do that but like juvenile should apply to juvenile level of awareness and maturity. So when i say like someone's acting juvenile they should be a juvenile grown men and we're dealing with the pandemic and you felt like it was appropriate and then tried to lie about it. The nfl didn't play any games with it. And that's why they couldn't reschedule the game. So finally speaking jones beating out cam newton as the patriots started this season. He revealed that his girlfriend sophie been helping him learn the playbook as he prepares for his first start. He said she does a good job. Most of the time she just walks through them in the yard she helps me a lot. It helps me to see it whether it's drawing it or walking through and that's a great girlfriend. I think it's such a cute story. Yes i love this. He him and his girlfriend are walking through. Plays in the yard. Wireless fun of an actor. Who do you practice with that you practice with. You think you'd part. I think he would probably be doing lines. He'd have to do lines. Wouldn't it be just odd. Who would you practice lines with because you have to be vulnerables an actor. You're crying it's it's very it is like it's vulnerable things like put yourself in that space. When you're practicing astor's. I mean just think about being an actor so you ever seen where you have to get outraged. You have kids. You're married you say honey. I'm gonna go upstairs and you close the doors to kids reading dinner and you're up there and you're screaming. And what actors practice is there a practice studio. I guess in that. I think that they probably do a lot of that. Getting into the little trailers and stuff all. That's what you do a little bit acting. I can't act. I don't know how it's faking. I can't fake stuff. I'm terrible faker as well. Evan emotional person. But i'm terrible at faking that marlon brando is said that you can only do you can only play two parts yourself or version of your father as a man. That's all you can do. You can't and he was the greatest actor of all time many bright that you can be you do your version of yourself or version of your father. But you can't go past. That and i always thought that's interesting. What would you be if you did have to act. Would you be like fully in the character. Your whole time and is fully immerse yourself. I'd be embarrassed or so. You going to walk around with like your accent. I three months. i couldn't do that. I just. I don't think i could do it either. I'd have to take the time to get in the zone. I can't just live my life is i i. I feel like it'd be deteriorated afterwards. 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We played the three word game joy. So we'll do the nfc today and we'll do the afc tomorrow. We believe when you force people to describe something in three words be succinct. You can kind of wrap up. Everybody in three words are questions or answers what they are what they're not so. You wanna play around here. We go let's do it. Tampa bay the bucks. I would call this. Tommy's titled team eight game winning streak after week. Thirteen and averaged thirty four points. A game after that by so that to me is what they are now. No preseason no. ota's thirty.
"tj watt" Discussed on Real_Sports: A Snapchat Sports Pod
"Why couldn't he do numbers wise. Everything that i don't. I'm not in love with like the rams weapons percentile and hull dot cooper cupper good. I don't know they got your boy deacs. You know who won't play but anyway you know like when someone says something about a sport or a game and it's like oh like feeling you feel it right in your in your loins when you said that my loins just didn't really tink or a guy i don't i don't disagree that he has a chance and he could put up great years. It's just. I need my nuts to tingle a little bit and in a dozen okay but i know you're big on the rams this year so cool. Let's snake it my defense. You didn't say lamar. So were my defensive player of the year. I'm going chase young here. Chase young is going to wreak havoc this year when he said the game is slowing down for him. That's terrifying because he was a monster last year. Just just field said that but justin feels hasn't played a year in the league m. one defensive rookie chase. Yang is just an absolute animal. And i think this is the year in that defense that he could get twelve fifteen sacks and just 'cause and lead a number one ranked defense potentially so i'm gonna chase yong from washington football team. I said this before we recorded I mean the reason that i do like that pick is because just. There's so many other people that you need to block on that defensive. Line like montas sweat jonathan allen who else they get this year Or do they have do. They still have carrying right now. He's he's ingredient. He's we finally got a spy. What's let me doron pain. I dunno if you'd even good or not but anyway There were some stat on twitter. About how the right like the whoops scandaled. The football team defense was widely overrated last year. something about. They didn't play any one good and they didn't do anything against good quarterbacks. Obviously they didn't play it clearly. Six games against east. but i just. I'm not buying all the hype. But i'll chase young is an alien is the only way to put him. But i'm going a little bit of a different direction. I'm going to the steel curtain. T. j. watt. He got the bag. The other day didn't get the bag. There's drama in pittsburgh. He is not gotten paid. What do you mean by director positano. They didn't zajac difficult. I don't know where you saw a report that he signed. But he didn't t. Tj watt definitely got. Paid the other night. There's literally rumors today that he might leave pittsburgh because they're refusing to pay him so he's playing with a chip on and he's trying to get paid from somebody else. You got that steelers defense that just that steel curtain in day you you hear about the last fifty years i mean. Let's not get it twisted like just like we're talking about. Jj jj watt chase young as being an absolute alien like so as tj. What he's so. You've come runner up in both categories. I just find that interesting. I don't think it's a bad pick. I'm okay with the truck. I just find it. Hard unless it's mahomes or aaron donald. Those guys who have those years rarely ascend just one more spot. So i i hear you. T. j. watt rushing the passer since twenty nineteen among edge the bees. I'm not denying ninety. Two point to pass rushing pass rushing grade. I don't know how to get that. Or what that number means but i do know that thirty three sacks shit ton of sacks and both of those stats are number one in two thousand nineteen. Tj j. watt. You're twenty twenty one defensive player who's your own rhody a rookie of the actually kinda confused. Where your said roadies don't just like throw shit out like that. You know my brain can't handle that let's go. Let's go to ballot check. Let's go to fox with jones finally wins the job. Listen i saw mac jones complete pretty much every single pass at alabama like. He didn't route runner in that felon esteem. Best route runner in the nfl on his team. That is true. Jack said it not me and listen. It's bella check bella. Check was the reason behind the dynasty. I've said it before. It was ballot. Check this team went seven nine last year for a quarterback who literally dot field area though you mean. They won seven games like with cam. Newton throwing the ball of the ground forty times a game and then rushing it fifty times. They actually have a quarterback that can throw the ball down the field. This isn't much about mack. Jones putting up insane gaudy numbers as a rookie and impressing like a guy like justin herbert last year. It's it's when you look around. It's i don't think any of the skill position players go on to win. I don't think waddell with two quarterback. I don't think Who the bengals draft through marches. Jomar chase in that the bengals. You'll be great. Trevor lawrence. I don't think has enough around him. Zach wilson doesn't have enough around him bill. Belichick will put mac jones in positions to be successful. And he's such an accurate passer of the quarterback that that's that's all bill is going to need. Help put him in position to be successful. And i think the numbers won't be there but the fact that mack jones is gonna lead the patriots to the playoffs is the reason. He's getting offense rookie of the year. Yeah him him coming in week. One definitely helps his odds and they move. I think he actually moves the second favourite which surprised me a little. I thought he'd be a little deeper. I mean that makes sense to me..
"tj watt" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Happen. You've got guys emerging quicker than they're expected to. And he's not the Texans quarterback. Whoever is the Texas quarterback of the of the future. Short term future. It's not your tailor, but no, you're right. It's only decision they can make. I don't have a lot of sympathy for an organization that sounds like it was run by the same people who did Bozo the clown that show back in the day, But the Watson mess obviously is not a mess. More on otherwise of their own making, and this was the only moved that they could do all right. While the Steelers season opener is just five days away, linebacker TJ Watt is still declining to practice with the team. As he is seeking a new contract now what hasn't been practicing since the start of training camp as he enters the fifth and final year of his rookie contract, which is set to make just over $10 million However, the 2020 NFL defensive player of the year runner up doesn't want to risk injury entering the final year of his deal, so buy or sell that the Steelers should have already given T J Watt a new contract by now, I'm going to buy it with the caveat. But but I'm not an idiot. Well, and maybe I'm an idiot sometimes, But on this, I understand. That He is worried about money and that what is right is not what is realistic. Am always put out by people that don't Execute and live up to their contracts. And that's just because I am under contract. So I I know what that means. There are advantages and disadvantages of having a contract. But it's an agreement you make You literally give your word in writing. That aside right? That sort of Pollyannish worldview aside. Yes..
Steelers LB T.J. Watt Still Not Practicing With Team as Week 1 Approaches
"Have sneaky big news coming out of pittsburgh. This is bad and it. Serious steelers superstar linebacker. Tj what is declining to practice. This has been getting very little attention. He's been sitting out since the start of camp wants to contract the steelers having given him one and it's almost impossible to quantify just how good this guy is. He comes off a season in which he led the league with fifteen sacks he had the best pass rush win rate sport meaning. He beat his blocker within two and a half seconds. So he's a superstar. This is a guy. many people are being. It'd be the defensive. Mvp and jeff. Can you explain because again. This is not getting as much attention as i think it should be. Exactly what it is going on there will let me explain why to you just mentioned. Tj watt has been sitting out. he actually hasn't and that's what makes this. Such a weird scenario. Is that because of the fines that players face for a holdout now mandated by the players or not sitting in essentially so he's been going through practices in individual drills but then sitting out team drills and there was sort of. I think there's lingering expectation that that would change once the regular season arrived. It hasn't now mike. Tomlin is scheduled to address the media today. Maybe we'll get some more clarity on what it would take if the team perhaps plans to suit them up anyway on sunday even though he's in team but no doubt a fascinating situation with this added layer the steelers on the fact. They do new deals with players during the regular season. So this doesn't get done before sunday. We're in new territory when it comes to the pittsburgh steelers and negotiations with players.
"tj watt" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"Gases gone. I just think there's some coaches that you watch like. Wow that what's wrong with that team. That team seems off. Why did they do that. He's a wide. They do that coach to me. I don't get swore by this guy's wore no but maybe should be an awesome offensive coordinator cleveland over under ten and a half. I have the over. I love the over. I like them to win the division to which will tune into future but yeah. I did too young secondary but eleven wins. I mean all the pieces of their bells and whistles and really like i. baker doesn't even have to be a top. could baker be like the twenty fifth best quarterback in the league and then still win this division. I i really feel that. That's the case with them. You know i mean. Has he already in there. He's got a team that averages one hundred and forty nine yards rushing. You know he's got a good defense. They had cloudy and bleak jackson. Seven new starters obviously byles garrett's in there. I lebanon six for this team. We learned last year with the brady four-game plan experience if your team's really good spacecraft to make a couple of good players and make sure you don't throw like four picks in half and you'll be fine. Baker can do some stuff. I still don't trust him. We saw last year in the playoffs. In the we absolutely need a touchdown this dr situation He didn't get it member. Who is like burying out. It was like their whole season was online. I don't totally trust him. But i also don't trust him to fuck it up either pittsburgh eight and a half this to me is the afc version of your team Lot of weapons not really sold on any else. They've couple studs on defense like you do have a great div ever very good defense like we didn't. I mean not as good as it was last year though less guys as last year us do do pre well. Last year. They had lunch. Yeah they're there will on offense. They lost offense of lima but now i think they're going to be alright. Tj watt lead and sacks and make him fitzpatrick was great to give up for a first round pick. I think the bear. I honestly is sounds lame. But i'm going with tomlin too cheap the streak alive to not go under five hundred many right right at nine and eight. Do they not go. Nine eight was at nine in a tweak. The ben thing to make sure you know that they can kind of keep them going for four straight months. But he's so many weapons running off with rudolph and duck highs right. They'll they'll be nine at eight. I you know you don't want to sue crazy about the preseason but big ben look nifty in the pocket. He looked like things that he couldn't do last week. Fourteen on so then that's promising. I don't think they went twelve. Thirteen games. I certainly don't think they start off. Eleven now but Nine eight of them. The running back by all accounts is spectacular. I thought that running backs last year where exceptionally mediocre and they couldn't block for them either. At least this year right you're going to be bidding on najjar. Harris hundred hundred bama One thing with pittsburgh high variance team. Like if you told me they're gonna go fourteen in three. I wouldn't be stunned Told me there are eight nine. I wouldn't be stunned right right. Five and twelve. Not but not the other way right. I'd i'd be stunned that they would have to be a roth. Asperger's career is basically over by week. Seven situation by peyton manning. The last year in denver the team wasn't good around him when simplisafe home security's founders chad and eleanor. Lawrence design their first security system in their kitchen. They differ very personal reason. You know it was. Their friends had just had their home broken into. They were struggling to find security system. That was simple to set up and will make them feel safe again. Simple safe Making people feel safe is what simplisafe has been doing ever since that moment. Fifteen years ago a passion to protect people not only drives every engineering detail. And its products but motivates every interaction with its customers. Simplisafe has highly.
"tj watt" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"Today there's no reason to delay all right so we're onto the traditional division preview stuff that we've been doing throughout the summer here We're gonna look at biggest aussies editions among veterans and rookies Most valuable non quarterback and most interesting head or assistant coach in the afc south. I'm sorry biggest. Off season edition veteran and jenny. Why don't you start us off here. Well i picked bud duprey. And i'm interested to see how this acquisition goes. I think it could go a couple ways. You could say that the titans overpaid for what has been a glaring need and their defense to get an edge rusher or it could be the piece that they really needed. Duprey obviously was a fantastic compliment. He in tj watt were tremendous book ends and the steelers defense. He's coming off the torn acl from last season and began camp on the pup list. So we'll have to see how he eases back in. His availability is like earlier in early in the season but the titans gave him a big contract perhaps surprising how big it was given that he was coming off a serious injury but i identified it as the biggest offseason addition. Not because. i'm sure how it's going to go. But because it was a significant move and a lot depends on it for the titans. No it's it is really interesting that they signed him coming off the acl because it seems like the titans need immediate help there. And i mean yes. He is going to Probably be on the field week one but will he be full shrank and just even without the injury. He's just a really interesting guy to take a chance on here because yes very productive across from tj watt. he really I mean his his development has been like almost exponential since since his rookie year when he was kind of. Okay and he's do you believe there's more room to go before he hits the ceiling. Obviously the titans do giving him the kind of contract that they gave him but That'll be that'll be interesting because they are in pretty dire need of a pass. Rush there In tennessee with the way they had to completely redo their secondary. Yeah i mean there was a lot of institutional sort of messages on that On that titans defense to the point where it wouldn't allow them to run anything that they wanted to do. Schematically you know when you have coordinators like they do. Who want to run this amoebic aggressive. Sort of pressure defense. You're going to need the right people in there and i think as jenny's report on the steelers defense in the past so much of dupree's instrumental to other people being able to do their roles and so i think that that's a that's a big addition there. I think that fixes a couple problems you know. And i will say as i start to laugh. Preemptively when. I was filling out my answers for these. I was like oh my answers so generic and expected and straightforward. But i guess that's just the way it goes but connor was kind enough to definitely Provide the counterbalance here on these connor. Why don't you go ahead and give us your your big off season addition among veterans. Here i would say cameron johnston the punter. He's saying the of the houston texans. Because who who else could it be used as much as he is this year. This offense is gonna be horrible..
"tj watt" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"This guy is going to be one or two upsets here. it's going to be one or two underdogs who went out right. You're on the favorites. You got to navigate it where you're you don't get caught there and speaking on the dog terrible situation here with cleveland. They they finally break the drought in the players. They got all these crazy issues with covid. they go into pittsburgh steelers minus six. The total here is forty seven and a half year on sunday night. Mitch this is. This is just a total. Stay away from me You know. I feel awful like you said that. This is a playoff game but we. We've been doing this all season. And we've seen all kinds of games involving teams where there's you know uncertainty. They haven't had practice all week here. The coach isn't going to be there and You know see a names of guys like joba tonio and denzel ward facilities. Close everything and it's just like you know. I feel bad like the whole. The whole season comes down to this game. But it's it's like i don't know how you can pick this team. They still have talented players. Could they pull this miracle. What the guys that they have if they're not practicing sure they could but you know everything says you'd expect the steelers to beat up on them with given the week they've had we've we've been saying away from games like this all year it feels like and i don't want to force myself to take a side just because the playoffs and think that i have to you know pick every game or best better. Whatever you know. I think the steelers are gonna win given everything going on and i'm just staying away from the spread gary. Yeah i lean steelers in this wind again. Lot of volatility here. I think losing fancy is is a big deal. I think that's sort of out there though. I feel like that's built into line Tune extent. I mean he was. He was on fire as a playcaller. What we saw when The browns went into pittsburgh earlier this year when it was not the mason. Rudolph era with sealers is It's just a bad match up for this team. Baker does not have good numbers when pressured the steelers. Obviously create a ton of pressure The real question is are we going to see the steelers lincoln dunk or are refiling. See them just say all right well benz gotta get hit at some point. We probably there's nothing to save them for. I mean what. We're saving them for twenty twenty one so i think they do finally go out there and opened things up enough if they have to. But i don't know if they really have to so i'll probably not best bet this one but i do have a pretty heavy steelers. Lean here so hard to analyze it with the cova situation. I i lean cleveland. Which sounds crazy. 'cause like gary said they're going to have their head coach he's been on a roll. But here's what i think. I am not going to let one half of football against the colts two weeks ago. Make me believe in the steelers. They paid so poorly for like six weeks. Loss to the bengals game in dallas You know they did not play well. I mean embarrassed in buffalo. They did not play well at all for about two months outside of one. Half of football against cults. So it's hard for me to go pittsburgh minus six on this And like they've had defensive injuries all yeah they've played well but you know. Tj watt misleading. If he's one hundred percent. Even though. I mean tj water. Fifty percent is kind of an animal. But i think the browns can keep it. Close here i you know. Do i expect them to win..
REPORT: Steelers release LB Tuzar Skipper
"Have a a rumor tracker on the website, which is just keeping tabs of all the rumors around the NFL and with the steelers players might be getting released or cut. There's only one steeler so far that there's been a source report that they are gone, and that is another in twos are skipper a brook prior espn cited a source said that skipper was told he will. Be Cut Alive Times the steelers will tell the players early to give them an opportunity to get a head start on finding another home but skipper has not mentioned at all this entire training camp. You've never heard his name Tomlin never refers to him. Even Bud DuPrey TJ Watt Keith, Butler, whenever they were interviewed. No one ever talked about skipper. They talked about highsmith. They talked about each other in terms of watt talked about debris. No one ever brought up skipper. Keep that in vacuum line
Panthers owner David Tepper told reporters that quarterback Cam Newton sitting out the entire 2019 season could be an option
"The other item. I want to get into his Cam Newton. Now, David Tepper Ono for the Carolina Panthers. Basically alluded to Cam Newton maybe possibly having the sit out the next season. Just so they could prioritize getting him one hundred percent healthy. I love Cam Newton. Cam Newton is a star athlete stud athlete. But one could argue Cam Newton. They really learn how to throw the football until the season. When north Turner was his office coordinator because he's complete six sixty seven percent of his passes this year, whereas throughout his first seven years in the National Football League, he never completed better than sixty percent of his passes. And even that was only one time at sixty percent. So I'm not talking about moving off from Cam Newton in terms of all my Lord. He's finished he's done, etc. Etc. I'm talking about a plan b. You know, it was Cam Newton wanted to run the football when he got popped by TJ watts on over eighty I believe it was against Pittsburgh. All right. And he got hitting that show. It wasn't the same sense. An appearance was six two at that time. When all of those things happen to Cam Newton. We saw that. But it was Cam Newton that insisted on running for boy was Cam Newton didn't wanna take the capable of superman. It was Cam Newton had a problem with coach Ron Rivera for wanting to streamline and dissipate. Those running plays for his star quarterback. It was Cam Newton for that. So is the way you wanna play. But the reality is is that. One could argue. They Cam Newton. Just as a great pocket passer. He's never he never has been career. Why? It eight say ESPN, it's inundate seven to nine three seven seven six about a way, you know, what next year? I mean think about the quarterbacks that are going to be mentioned, Nick foles. You don't want him because he's getting a long term deal. He's gonna have his pick of the litter. I'd say go to Jacksonville, you consider it. You got teddy Bridgewater. You got Joe flacco. One year. Gotta get Ryan Fitzpatrick why Fitzpatrick going to Carolina for the year and do damage. That's okay gets back. What? He was looking pretty damn good until cutter decided to put in James Winston. Worth consideration
T.J. Watt wins AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors for Week 5
"That second half that consistent pressure every single game where he doesn't go multiple games with very limited production because I think this deep is although the production in the spurts is great. This is a defense debt needs consistent. Production from its Outside Linebackers where every game they're coming out with one and a half to two sacks of peace or one guy's getting two and a half. One guys mixing in one and a half and their county interchanging maybe one game they both get to where this defense is coming out with two and a half to three sacks per game. It may not come from them necessarily, but I wanna see consistent production out of what in depre-. I'm not gonna give back any of it, but I like it just to be more consistent. Let's be honest. The criticism you have is almost as damning to bud depre- his TJ wa because if she was still chipping in one and a half or two every now and then and he's not having a bad year from a statistical stat slash sack standpoint, say that five times fast. But you know if he were being more consistent, wad splashes would just be fine. But the problem is that neither of them are consist go headlands, which are I add of the day. We give you a stat and it's going to be I'll give you my second stat and it's related to been rothlisburger, but let me read this stat and this comes from credit.