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"tj watt" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast

The MMQB NFL Podcast

02:03 min | Last week

"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..

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"tj watt" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast

The MMQB NFL Podcast

05:55 min | Last week

"tj watt" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast

"The air had been sucked out of the heinz field crowd. The steelers faithful about six thousand strong had just watched their listless offense go three and out on the second possession of overtime against the seahawks forcing rookie presley harbin. The thirds seventh punt of the night with seattle taking over and only four twenty seven left on the clock. Even forcing a three and out would leave little time to mount a game. Winning drive no at this moment. A tie with the gino smith led underdog. Seahawks seemed like a best case scenario for the steelers for every nfl team. The quarterback is the most important and impactful player on the roster. The one capable of singlehandedly carrying a team to victory. You can count on one. Hand the number of non quarterbacks who do the same. Tj watt is one of them on the first play of that seahawks. Dr smith stepped up in the pocket looking for a running lane. What did what he does. Best the most valuable thing any defensive player can do in the modern nfl. He's zeroed in on the ball and got it back. Hello and welcome to the m the nfl podcasts. I'm gary gramling. And i'm brenda and jenny. Of course we know the rest of the story now at least from sunday night. Tj watt forces. The fumble on gino smith devon bush falls on it the steelers instead of trying to hold on for a tie or maybe a desperation last second field goal they end up getting a short kick to win it and hold on for that victory against the seahawks. But that t. J. watt play is what we're here to talk about and sort of the broader art of forcing the turnover in the modern. Nfl when right now it is more difficult than ever to take the ball away. Yeah and last year. Gary you had a great idea to delve into this issue. Basically turnovers have been on a steady decline since the high water. Mark in nineteen fifty. And at that point there was an average of about seven and a half turnovers per game both teams combined. And they have just plunged. There are actually now just seven seasons that featured an average of fewer than three takeaways per game the seven most recent seasons and despite the fact that it seems like turnovers have been really common this year. Gary it's still a low rate and right now there have been two hundred thirty five takeaways..

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"tj watt" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast

The MMQB NFL Podcast

04:49 min | Last week

"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..

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"tj watt" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast

The MMQB NFL Podcast

05:00 min | Last week

"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..

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"tj watt" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast

The MMQB NFL Podcast

04:34 min | Last week

"tj watt" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast

"Had been sucked out of the heinz field crowd. The steelers faithful about sixty thousand strong had watched their listless offense go three and out on the second possession of overtime against the seahawks forcing rookie presley harvard. The thirds seventh punt of the night with seattle taking over and only four twenty seven left on the clock. Even forcing a three and out would leave little time to mount a game. Winning drive no at this moment. A tie with the gino smith led underdog. Seahawks seemed like a best case scenario for the steelers for every nfl team. The quarterback is the most important and impactful player on the roster. The one capable of singlehandedly carrying a team to victory. You can count on one hand. The number of non quarterbacks who do the same. Tj watt one of them on the first play of that seahawks. Dr smith stepped up in the pocket looking for a running lane. What did what he does. Best the most valuable thing any defensive player can do in the modern nfl. He's zeroed in on the ball and got it back. Hello and welcome to the m. Qb nfl podcasts. I'm gary gramling. And i'm denny brenda and jenny. Of course we know the rest of the story now at least from sunday night. T. j. watt forces the fumble on gino smith devon bush falls on it the steelers instead of trying to hold on for a tie or maybe a desperation last-second vehicle. They end up getting a short kick to win it and hold on for that victory against the seahawks but that t. j. watt play is what we're here to talk about and sort of the broader art of forcing turnover in the modern. Nfl win right now. It is more difficult than ever to take the ball away. Yeah and last year. Gary you had a great idea to delve into this issue. Basically turnovers have been on a steady decline since the high water. Mark in nineteen fifty. And at that point there was an average of about seven and a half turnovers per game both teams combined and they have just plunged and they're just six seasons that have featured an average of fewer than three takeaways per games. A shit seven. I'm just gonna say that sentence again. Three to one are actually now just seven seasons that featured an average of fewer than three takeaways per game the seven most recent seasons and despite the fact that it seems like turnovers have been really common this year..

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"tj watt" Discussed on Behind the Steel Curtain

Behind the Steel Curtain

02:02 min | Last month

"tj watt" Discussed on Behind the Steel Curtain

"But what happens when you don't sign them and he ends up somewhere else. Then you're like this is what the steelers do. They can't keep a superstar. They can't do it. This is something that this team needed to do. You have to pay. Sometimes you have to pay for what it's worth for your family for your team in your personal life. Whatever you have to make that big expense and this is a big expense. That is going to go a long way to one. Show that show other people that the pittsburgh steelers are going to pay. Because even though we know they pay and we know that they're typically in in the upper echelon as far as salary. There's a lot of people that think that this team is cheap. But the big thing about it it goes on the side of tj. What he did something that. I have been waiting for athletes to do for the longest time. And he marched into the rooney's office and he said. Forget about my agents. We gotta deal and then says excuse me i gotta get back to practice. That's amazing he stood up to his agents. We've seen this a lot of times. Where the agents hold this stuff up. There's no doubt in my mind. Agents held up levy on bell a couple years ago. The agents told him what to do and says trust me. You know what i mean. Trust me we're going to get the money you deserve. The only reason. I say that was there was actually a report. The i l. That the first year he was tagged that his agent said. Oh we got. This is a great deal. Let me take the though. And then he turned it down that the agent wanted him to take it and he said no no no true or not but there were different reports. But what i'm saying is we've seen this throughout the years. Trust me i will get you the money. So here's my theory on that story about. Tj watt agents are smart pr. People are smart. Anyone that follows steelers twitter. Which can be absolutely mind-numbingly awful on more than one occasion..

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Pittsburgh Steelers' T.J. Watt Agrees to a 4-Year, $112 Million Extension

Behind the Steel Curtain

01:23 min | Last month

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

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"tj watt" Discussed on NFL Live

NFL Live

06:01 min | Last month

"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

NFL Live

07:52 min | Last month

"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.

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"tj watt" Discussed on NFL Live

NFL Live

07:52 min | Last month

"tj watt" Discussed on NFL Live

"It's just. How can i get us and not do that. You could be the fourth. Qb in history to go to three consecutive super bowls. Yeah i think it would just show that we had wasted The greatness that we have in this locker room see the full interview ahead of the chiefs opener against the browns tune into the season premiere. Sunday countdown on sunday morning. Ten am eastern on espn. can't wait. see alex sniffing action. Art can josh allen. Follow of last year's conversation be once again talked about is a potential. Mvp brian cabell offensive coordinator still around. They'll have to take on the steelers and that steelers defense a week one test that a lot of people will be talking about ahead of this one got try our espn steelers reporter live in pittsburgh. Brooke t. j. watt finally back on the field today in team period of practice. What his teammates have to say about his return yellow rookie center kendrick green. I asked him i said. Hey this is the first time you've ever seen t. J. watt across from you. What did you think. And he said man. I could really feel his presence out there and you could feel from the second. He stepped on the field during the team period for the first time since the steel steelers reported in twenty twenty one he was fist bumping guys stepping up some other guys in a guy who has known him for a long time. Joe schober who played with him at wisconsin. They're from the same hometown. That's just classic. Tj he brings that energy everywhere he goes and he would play football parking lot if you let him. But his steeler teammates were talking about him before practice to ben. Roethlisberger was incredibly adamant and firm sending a message to the front office when it comes to their negotiations with tj. What i think they should get. Whatever the heck he wants He's arguably the best football football football player in the game right now. Not just on defense in general You know i've been through a few negotiations here contracts You know one of the reasons. I took less. Money was for guys like him to get paid and he needs to get paid Deserves every penny that he wants and ask for and so You know to what is is that guy that should get whatever he wants like. If it were up to have been rothlisburger the steelers would have paid. Tj what they would have paid him yesterday. But until then we're all kind of sitting around here waiting for that white smoke to come from the steelers to let us know that they finally got something done. Broke your t. j. watt contract. Watch big time there. It is an interesting jerry. Strong statement By ben rothlisberger. What are they any closer though to an actual deal here not right now laura. They're not any closer today than they were yesterday or last week. Despite the fact that was back at practice as far as the buffalo bills are concerned the steelers. they'd be happy to j. Watt decided not to fly on sunday and decided to get his new deal done next week. A right now. The two sides of continued talk don't appear to be close but look this should be incense. We we see a rush to get deals on before the store the regular season we saw the minnesota vikings day brian. O'neill starting right tackle. The steelers would not want to get a deal. Done wants to get done in time. Listen man this. This is more than just football right like we understand that. Tj and his ability and the way he plays the game but the bottom line is his influence impact on the rest of the guys on this team and not only that face of the franchise killer alone. Cham- haywood they'll be other guys young guys emeka fitzpatrick that's going to watch how this process plays out for wanted. A young budding stars defensively in pittsburgh. So it's not just about one the field about him being a pillar in this franchise and the face of it. Yeah you know even as we were watching what brooke was saying and listening to her. Say that he's a guy that would go play in a parking lot. You you've said that's just a football player. No doubt no doubt and listen is hard to get. All of. It is is hard to get all of it. A great guy a leader as the best player in your football team. It's tough to get all of that. it really is. Let's get to some more news items today with a pair of running backs. Atoms starting with former steeler levy on bell. What's the latest or sunny with the the baltimore. Ravens practice squad when he's ready. The chainsaw is gonna be promoted to the active roster so that is the plan now the baltimore. Ravens did sign trittin cannon. Another running back to their The bill now is with the ravens practice squad and he is expected to be added to the fifty three man roster at some point in time gives them added depth with the loss of j. dobbins and just distill 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 like key a lot of players upset by this. What's your reaction to the saints. Situation with murray. You know it's very interesting. Because sean. Payton and mickey loomis clearly know something because much like adam. Santa got tony jones and dewayne washington combined with those guys they got living carey twenty eight yards in their career so they better be sure that they wanted to move on from the murray because he was a healthy insurance policies but a new orleans. Think yeah when you think about this saints offense and one of the look like really thought what's tvs. Murray was going to be a part of that mix. Let's go to the forty niners kyle. Shanahan has always said. Jimmy g. is the starting quarterback this week against the lions but garoppolo is listed at the top of the team's depth chart. Here's shanahan a just a few moments ago asked about it I'm not getting into that. Because i feel like all you gotta do is look. I've talked since july twenty seven. Th i think it was opening day press conference and also being hard headed with it. But i feel like it gives me a little hard headed. Keep asking i'd feel like i've already answered it so We'll keep it at that. Keeps dancing around it dan. But what is jimmy. G. need to do to stay listed as qb one as he is right now. Make sure it doesn't play with. I or is behind his back overlooking ch- shoulder so to speak with. Okay here comes trae lance and the interesting thing bridge robin. I'm gonna pay attention to is. He doesn't throw the ball lockdown build but he throws a ton of interceptions given how many times he does throw the ball. Is he gonna play with kind of an aggressive mindset. Thinking i've got to push the ball downfield more but also the ability. Not kinda give it away. Because if he continues to throw the amount of interceptions that has at some point trae trailing is going to become their starting quarterback. Because of that i was not at the health so i just wanna see like is he still going to be willing to be somewhat aggressive with their offense doesn't throw downfield a ton but somewhat aggressive with the football and not be cautious because of quarterback. That's a lot of interceptions with the team. That just drafted the first round. I think i don't want to be too careless with the football. Because if i throw interceptions yeah it'd be really interesting to watch with him. The mental situation. There is fascinating to your point. Has the third worst interception rate or in the nfl over the last two seasons including not good. Not very good all right. We got more coming your way on. Nfl live now that the venue is set between the packers and saints for week. One what can we expect for. Aaron rodgers in that after his offense was diving into the packers next..

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Saints Release Latavius Murray After He Reportedly Refused to Take Pay Cut

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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

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"tj watt" Discussed on NFL Live

NFL Live

08:35 min | Last month

"tj watt" Discussed on NFL Live

"The best in the nfl. He catches everything. J. hopkinson channel indicated day. It's only fitting that to welcome in one of the greatest tight end. Ever we would see some of the current stars of the game at that physician. Tony gonzalez joining us here. On behalf of tivo four k. stream. Tony thanks so much for being with us really pumped to have you. Let's dive right in on the chiefs because obviously you're known for your time playing with the chiefs twelve years. They're actually what are your impressions of their moves. They've made so far this off season after the tough loss in the super bowl i mean they went out there and did exactly what they had to do. Everybody saw the game. Patrick mahomes running for his life. Didn't have time to throw the ball down the field to do that. Patrick mahomes magic. And if you don't have that. I don't care the protection. Obviously if you don't have the protection then you're gonna lose. I don't care how good your quarterback is and that's proved itself. They went out there. They got the offensive line. They address that issue. Now they have. It seems a top three offensive line in the nfl. I anticipate chiefs. Picking right back where they left off the last two years and going out there and having an outstanding season and i love what they did with chris jones at moving the defense of van moving them up and down the line even though they say he's going to be different to them. But you gotta believe he's gonna be lineup. Tackle every once in a while. Taking advantage of those offense lineman. I think the are going to have outstanding. Footballs you did you. Just become a man after my own heart defensively over. Let me ask you this man. And i'm gonna put you on the spot a little bit. Who's the messed in the game right now at the tiniest spot man. The position has become so coveted. It's a match up nightmare like you were when you play but if when you look at these guys and i know you know a lot of them who do you consider the best one in the nfl right now. She know. that's that's hard. I know to me to me. It's all about opportunity. And then the the offense that. You're playing travis. Kelsey with andy reid patch mahomes stone in the ball. His skill set for that. Offense is one of the best things you've ever seen way. He can get open His savviness when he runs those routes and to play with a guy. Like patrick mahomes. I mean it's it's incredible what he's done at that position but the however however George kiddle with healthy. What he can do after he catches the ball The speed that he has and then he blocks which is what is required. I'm not ever going to say that. Travis kelsey can't block but they don't expect them to block they don't want the block. They say you're better at catching the ball. Solit- put him in position to catch the ball. But george kill right there. I want a one. B one b. one eight one i. It doesn't matter those two guys top guys. You roll the dice. I'll take both at tony's the alternate pro there yet he actually gave two answers to the one. Yes we doing the same thing tony. When i came in the league look man. It was legendary the length of your career right. People talked about the longevity. How you took care your body. What are we watching man. You play seventeen years. But what are we watching. We're tom brady at forty four winning the super bowl last year and we going into the season. Think about think about it for a second. We going into a season. Santa forty four. Your quarterback has the possibility of going seventeen in. And all you and i heard when we were in the league was. This is a young man's game. What are you watching. What are we watching. We're tom brady right now. And what he's had the ability to do for this long man he makes me feel like i wasn't that big of a deal. Seventeen years people thought. That was a big deal. That ain't nothing nothing to tell him what he's been able to do. I think anybody all those young players out there watching it shows what you can do When you put it all together when when you have the talent When you have that focus and that hunger to say i've never i've never arrived. He never thinks that okay. I figured this game. He's always learning and that's not just on the field. He's doing with his body. That ole db twelve and the avocado ice cream sleep chambers and and all that stuff that he'd pliability it it it works it absolutely works and because i look at them some time and i say to myself wh why are you still taking seven rings. I don't get it but the guy he must love football obviously and an he's done something. We've never seen anything like this. I don't care what sport talking about. Yeah we're going to try some avocado icecream tonight and see how it works out so much. Tony gonzalez for joining us here. We really appreciate you. Guys are like so many games week one one of them cheeks versus browse rematch that afc divisional round season. Postseason pats mahomes hurting the game. The chiefs barely wind. The browns have ob back and here's baker on getting one of his favorite targets back in action. Obviously his whitall catching abilities itself. I think you forget how truly fast he is able to top defenses. Have to worry about that. One and so teams are gonna defend it and pick poisoning because we obviously were physical. Run first mentality team. It's not going to change the matter who we have their receiver. He adds an element where ginger to decide. What do you expect from davis year. Expect saying things. He's always done average about fourteen yards catch throughout his career. The one thing that he just has to do is stay. Healthy gives them a vertical stretch game. Though the guys like landry and higgins and decide come underneath and open things up in a running game for chub in so when you talk about it you got guys like kareem hunt there. You guys certainly play on the opposite side of the ball. He adds that extra dimension to an embarrassment of riches there. On that brown's off we'll see if they can put it together and then there's carson wentz and the colts you're looking at him right there on the field full participation in practice today of course he was just on the covert list and also at the foot surgery. He's had a lot going on. We'll finally get to see what it looks like to see him in this offense here's frank reich with more eight payment i mean it has its it has its moments for sure but it's definitely in a in a really good place I feel i feel very optimistic. Very confident in it And so we'll see as long as the doctors. Just give me the final final go ahead. But but i'm optimistic was officially really. Feels like it kicks off game week when come in and you're full go against seattle game plan in got a lot of things going on super-busy day Early alarm clock today. When i woke up officially registered in my mind it's game weakens go time and so Yeah a lot of things. A lot boxes being checked off both physically and mentally but a lot of excitement at the same time. It's go time dan. What has to change for wins this year with a new team first of all. He's gotta make every single decision with the colts in mind and what's best for the organization not with carson wentz. Every single thought should be especially team organization. Not what's best for carson wentz number to put in the right place last year. Your highest were so often all over the place and that created some mistakes and then number three. You gotta let everybody else earned paycheck. Don't call it. They're kind to be the whole monitor all time. Let guys singles you play your part. It's gonna be fascinating to see what this offense looks like with frank reich reunited with this guy carson wentz silicon steelers training camp has been quiet on the tj watt contract run however the actions of spoken volumes adam with an update on the latest with the discipline. Uh-huh i liked the checkbook today. Express his all new and made to express you from the stretches teams in the game to confidence boosting suits that. Feel like sweats. Discover new arrivals at express shopping express dot com or in stores.

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"tj watt" Discussed on NFL Live

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08:10 min | Last month

"tj watt" Discussed on NFL Live

"I'm not leaving a cowboy. This is only the beginning. That's all we the. Nfl laugh put style four years going to be sick with revenge. Monday night football reasons. as raiders Leader for the whole much. Jesse jackson is rare the bars so ridiculously high. The nfl kicks off tomorrow. User that right only one day away. It begins in grand fashion with rain superbowl. Champion buccaneers taken on the cowboys. Dak prescott back in action. It's the players who won't be on the field that has many concerned more on that in moments as need. Nfl live dinner. loftiest here. Case would rob applause or keyshawn johnson. Their markets fears is here as well. This means football is back adam. Schefter was before the hour as well an atom. We begin with you a story. Line that you're watching in tomorrow night's game. I think you look at the injury. Status of all the players me still prescott. Who was a full or this in practice. All wong lawyer. That means is ready to go. Despite the fact that he had the ankle injury last year on the shoulder injury during camp. He's not even given an injury designation for tomorrow night's opener dax is ready to be behind center as to the buccaneers wide receiver. Chris galvin who is limited earlier in the week. He was a full participant in practice on wednesday. Despite that watt injury. He's been no injury designation. Which means chris. Cowburn is ready to go on thursday night for the opener as well dislike dak prescott as and the buccaneers earlier. This week also activated their defensive tackle and dominic ensue often reserve over nineteen. That means he's ready to go along with tremendous fox defensive front and obviously will be looking to bring the pressure against dak. Prescott shoe is off the reserve over less. And he is on track to play however cowboys look like they will be without their bowl bowl guard. Zack martin who mike mccarthy said if anyone could play despite testing positive for coburg it would be zack. Martin not officially ruled out yet but they'd have to activate them often reserve cove. Nineteen lists in time for tomorrow. Night's game and even mike mccarthy conceded. That's probably not going to happen. Which means the cowboys be without martin. Tomorrow night laura far from ideal situation for dallas. And we'll continue to talk about it last season. The bucks posted the league's fifth beth. Rush win rate while dallas ring twenty-six in blocked win rate. Now they face the possibility of missing. Zack martin who led the cowboys. In past win. Rate twenty twenty. This battle trenches could get ugly for the boys dan. What is the level of concern for the cowboys. If martin's unable to play as that change their offensive game plan taunt zack. Martin's the best offensive football. Maybe him and quit nelson go one in one. I mean quite literally on the field. They average almost a yard. Less per kerry. When zack martin is on the field and comparison to off they give up a significant amount. More sets zack. Martin is off the field. Then when he's on the field so the literal impact in this football game it's to be tremendous and kilmore can have to figure out a way i will. How do i craft game plan so make sure that not exposing christ on a ton right coming up. The injuries having realistic chance to win the football game. I think there's three things that they could go about. How trying to win this game. How number one. I believe early on in this game. They got to go big ball. Play action double move shuts down the field even if they don't win. Marcus like double move. Maybe it's cd lamb. Maybe it's gal gadot was top ten and contested catch. See if you can get a jump number two out blitz absolute doors of jalen smith and mike. Parsons see if those numbers with their jersey. Numbers confused tampa's offensive line. Maybe you can get home a little bit and then the key for me pass catch. Wise's blake darwin. The cowboys tight end. I gotta have like eight plus catches you are not going to win on the perimeter against this secondary with that defensive line rush and thinking yeah one of those guys are gonna wear out the corners you know. I think blake drawing against those two linebackers. that are really good. He's got eight plus for the cowboys. Even chance. keep you know. I think when you look at whether zack martin's in the lineup we're not lor. This is a tough one per diem when you talk about this. Defense affront you. There's not a lot of defense fronts and professional football over the last several years you can just go down the list. The name these guys. I mean when you talk about a defense minus what the dallas cowboys are doing on the offense ally the quick game damn mitch and double moves. They won't have time run double moves based on what jp in shack it alone with su vida and bringing other guys at the pressure level. Much like the tampa. Bay buccaneers todd. Bowles like do. I don't want to ever concede to anything as a player but in this situation if they paul corner put a dallas cowboy to not get run out of the building based on their office line and what they're bringing from a defense standpoint. So all you gotta do from each of the backstab point. Six catching wait in. Put the pressure on dak prescott. Let him show you that. He's one hundred percent healthy with that ankle. Otherwise the dallas cowboys is in for a long night. You know two keys point. You've got to think. Todd bowles and company are kind of licking their chops. A little bit here. Markets from the deep into perspective. How do you take advantage of. Potentially being without zack martin. First of all. Just make this statement right here. I don't want to talk about this. Because it's my job requires i do i do so. Let's let's get look. Topos is going to exploit matchups. And when you look the big part of zag morton being out is that you see that as advantageous to how you move your defensive lineman around how you create pressure guys. Thank you make cards. Pay off bliss z. You see here. They use devon white in this blitz to paint the board and then they'll be a rub off on them but i want to look at the space that's created by not being able to pass this off. This is not only about the physical part but it also is about kennedy. Pass these games off with limited time. This is one top is going to do as well. Jp down in a three technique. You find matchups. It's so crazy that chris. Donald is moving out the left defenseman for the kansas city chiefs. But it's a correlation between finding these advantages alone. The defensive laugh if you ever watch donna. Play he doesn't always line up three technique if you ever watch Today the and cloudy has had a lot of experience of landing at the three technique. You exploit matchups. I top bulls was on the staff in dallas. When i was there he was coaching the secondary. The one thing his philosophy is built on finding a man. That's not bad it into man you have. And that's what he's trying to create was is it. So if i'm a rusher for you to take me on the outside and bring me on the inside. What does that do for you guys. Opportunity wise what one short a pay to the quarterback right and then when you think about pressure now in the nfl and this something. We're gonna talk about y'all hear me say this a lot after watching film this year. The interior pressure is causing more problems than das. Pass rushing the nfl. Now and look. I know everybody thinks about aaron. Donald chris jones fletcher cox. Guys that can create those one on ones but coaches now are using three mass games to pick guys in the center. Of the line of scrimmage because what what is happening now in the and what everybody has caught up to as far as offensive game. Get the ball out of your hand. Two ways the negate that. Y'all heard we talked about this last year. Get your hands up. One is so big even the site land. It'll be some balls. That's completed sideline. It's important to have quarterback stinking batted balls and second and most importantly now we guys like mahomes in lombardy lead quarterbacks. They can move around. I need pressure right now. Yeah i can't wait for my in a move and.

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"tj watt" Discussed on Get Up!

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"tj watt" Discussed on Get Up!

"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.

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Steelers LB T.J. Watt Still Not Practicing With Team as Week 1 Approaches

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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.

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"tj watt" Discussed on Behind the Steel Curtain

Behind the Steel Curtain

07:43 min | 4 months ago

"tj watt" Discussed on Behind the Steel Curtain

"Amount all these things. I've described the several times in arcos behind the curtain dot com. So you've got the whole thing like that. I can see them saying. Hey because of this circumstance and a new cba that governs our stuff. Maybe we should go ahead and say let's do an extension just to get you under the new. Cba they could do it. It would be a really big deal if they did it. But that goes against their general rules. But if you're talking about players that are going to be looking for a contract extension. Some people might instantly think. Oh what about making fitzpatrick or technically. Since the steelers picked up his fifth year option he's under contract for two more years. I don't know that that's an exception to the rule. It could be a not looking for it. I'm looking more for that In the next year now someone like terrell weltman who they did not pick up his option that someone who could be getting extension this offseason but going from a rookie. Deal to a second deal. Generally doesn't help much with the salary cap less. They set it up that way That it would that it might not be the most beneficial thing. The big one. This is the one. That's the topic of the show all that i did. All this setup is because we wanted to talk about tj. what is it better for the steelers to extend. Tj watt now or. Is it better for them to extend him in. Twenty twenty two and honestly. There are some pros and cons to this in general now because tj what is under contract. He's playing the fifth year option for the steelers this year. He has a guaranteed salary. It was locked in but was it right after the beginning of the league year. I mean it. Could've it wasn't guarantee then just because he was under the old. Cba new cba stuff that fit like mingka when the steelers pick up. That fit your for mak- fitzpatrick boom. It's guaranteed before you're both year four and year five automatically become guarantee that wasn't it with tj. What but the time has passed was no way they were going to do anything crazy with. Dj what he is locked in with a base salary of this year of ten point. Oh eight nine million dollars so we could say ten point one if we wanted to. But that's the exact figure. That is his exact salary. That is his exact cap number. And there's nothing going on there. That could save anything with the with the exception of an extension. So what kind of money are we talking about for. Tj watt my goodness here. Here's what i did. I went back. And i looked at the six highest paid edge rushers at this time and the reason that i went six is because all of those signed contracts at the time of one hundred million dollars or more they all had a yearly average of nineteen million dollars or more i mean and only one of them was under twenty now as we go through these. We'll see that this might be some might have a better indication for j. watt so that might not but a lot of this has to do with how the steelers contracts they don't do a bunch of crazy stuff they pretty much do it straightforward when the steelers do a contract you are you are looking at. I would say three things okay. You're looking at base salary. Signing bonus roster bonus. That's pretty much what they do. The steelers don't do much with workout bonus or a per game bonus or things like that. This is their general structure that you can see from steelers salaries and now when a player signed a new deal most of the time most of the time not always but most of the time their base salary is for the league minimum or not much more for example cam heyward last year with his new. Do his base salary was one point. Five billion dollars where the league minimum is right around a million dollars so it was a little bit more. But you don't get that big elevated salary right off the bat at you. It's usually little league minimum or not much more and then the big signing bonus which then salary cap wise gets spread out over the next five years even if it's an eight year contract you're talking the next five years now. The steelers have done some things. This year that they've never done before used void years in contracts. They did with ben rothlisberger. They did it with cam sodden. It would do. Smith schuster things. They added void years to eric. Hebron things like that those are some things that they could do but generally what the steelers would are doing. Is this kind of contract now. I i already talked a little bit about this thing with with tj wide. In an article. That i did that was about how the steelers have options to save money under the cap. But they're not great. I talked about how they could extend some of their veterans. The the reason they're not great is offering an extension. How long have extended you an offer a player. Who's thirty two years old. If you're talking someone. Like joe biden or david decastro or things like that Then i talked about the restructuring. The guys that could restructure our our to it and boswell who are the two guys under the old system under the old. Cba every player that has a contract under the new cba who had years where they could restructure. The steelers already did it. They did it so to say that. That that old tb talking that doesn't mean anything. Well then how come all the players on the new. Cba they restructured but all the players in old cba with the exception of ben roethlisberger because he got a new deal where he took a pay cut so that changed that that may that all different everyone else was old and they have done it so they're kind of i'm looking at that. They're saving at his last resort for when they really need it not doing it until then so and then my third thing was about a new. Do for t. j. watt and the reason. I'm saying this might not be the best thing for saving cap. Space is because of how much of a signing bonus watt looking for because the number joint to think of right off. The bat is if t. J. watt plays this year for the league minimum which is just under million dollars down to a million dollars for someone with at with his years of experience because it's nine hundred ninety k. Is what it really is. And you around that off if you wanna look at. How much of a sonic bonus he could get and the steelers not after spend more on the salary cap. You're talking forty five million dollars okay. 'cause forty five million dollars divided up over five years. That would be nine million dollars a year. So that would put tj wide this year at ten million dollars towards the salary cap. He's currently a ten point one. I think you figure that out. So the question is would. The steelers want to be giving. Tj watt a bigger signing bonus or is not how they would structure the contract because the only way they could save money for this year would be to have a signing bonus less than that for every five million dollars less signing bonuses it would save one million dollars against the salary cap. Assuming you're talking about that base salary so a thirty five million dollar signing bonus for t. J. watt and you know when the minimum base salary the me that would pay him thirty six million dollars this year but at the same time that would save the steelers two million dollars under the cap so it would. But.

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REPORT: Steelers release LB Tuzar Skipper

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00:49 sec | 1 year ago

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

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"tj watt" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports

Strong Opinion Sports

03:46 min | 1 year ago

"tj watt" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports

"And again, I should be a good time. I have no idea. I still go back to you like apparently thought he was a candidate for defensive player of the year had no idea had no idea he was accountable for 10 turnovers last year. That's that's like most teams don't get it's just it's insane, right? That's a so cool. And so I as I go into this process, I hope it's clear. I'm have a lot of humility and I'm wrong about stuff. I guess the phone all time and I'm just really excited and got to have a good time getting to watch film on TJ Watt and hopefully making a video and I hope you guys love it and if you like it and are the person who hated me and said, I'm unsubscribing you're an idiot. You're clearly ill-informed. Well, I hope you have some compassion for me and realize that I'm a human being who makes mistakes and that you know, I hope I'm giving you a video that you like and if really do like what I have to say about TJ watt even if you don't I hope you can respect that no matter what I find on film because I go off And with a completely open mind if it's bad, bad. And if it's good, good. I don't know how it could possibly be bad because his statistics are incredible, right? I don't know how could find on film something negative about TJ one be like who's bad pretty clearly Ten Force turnovers. He's not very bad. I'm rambling now, but my point is I hope you like the video that I'm about to make it's going to come out sometime probably the end of week or maybe next week. But I hope you give me a fair wage. I hope you're not too harsh on me for you know, making a mistake. So I own it and I have no problem owning my mistakes. I'm a human being and that's what you know, when talk about how many I'm a videos a week some ridiculous number like that. I made 10:00 on Saturday when you make that many topics even So you you're bound to say something dumb and even a guy like me who cover sports for a living. I can't cover everything. I can't know everything in the world and I work alone. I don't have a fact-checker. I am the fact Checker I am the researcher. I am the writer. I am the editor. I am the audio engineer. I am everything on the show. I do everything for the show. And so I hope you can have a little bit of Grace for me. I got a little bit of hate that I thought was uncalled for and yeah, yeah. I.

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"tj watt" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports

Strong Opinion Sports

04:06 min | 1 year ago

"tj watt" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports

"Is LeBron was LeBron? Did he check out wage earners we were waiting and waiting and you really struggle the first half it against the Clippers and it don't think he's got enough help to beat a team like the Clippers if the Clippers are at full strength and then not to mention he's got to play the teams in back the teams of the East this year. It's for years and years when the brown was in Eastern Conference we talked about how and I love the run. think LeBron is awesome. I'm a huge fan of him legitimately. But for years when the brought in east east was a joke at just not true anymore. The Bucks are good. The Celtics are good rappers are really good. And so I I just don't think I have a shot at championship this year and I don't know how many different ways I can say that but I just I want Laker fans to guard their hearts a little bit cuz my dad's a giant Laker fan and I tell my dad every time I talk to Michael man. am I don't know how you feel good. Cuz I certainly don't feel good. I know you love the Braun. My dad is really drinking that LeBron James Kool-Aid all the way and I get it man I've even said in the past on this show off the two people in the Sports World. You don't bet against our Tom Brady and LeBron James cuz every time you think they can't deal with something right they defile expectations. That's why Tom Brady's playing it like he's like, he's fifty seven thousand years old and he still dominating the NFL. But this year I'm telling you. I I have a really bad feeling about LeBron James and the Lakers and I don't I don't know how to end this topic other than to say that I just don't feel good about the Lakers game right now in the NBA bubble and the championship and the entire the fight for the NBA Finals champion-ship English is hard. NBA Eastern Conference is in a weird spot right now because of the bubble because the way things have worked out. There's just not a lot of urgency in the Eastern Conference. I don't know if I'm going to restart this guy think it's really important. The NBA Eastern Conference right now is in a weird spot because there's really no urgency because.

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"tj watt" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports

Strong Opinion Sports

04:13 min | 1 year ago

"tj watt" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports

"The Raptors, but maybe the Boston Celtics will talk about the Boston Celtics and then next topic of this episode where the Celtics just played against the Milwaukee Bucks and they really were we did a good job staying with them basically point-for-point and so man the Eastern Conference Finals we can talk about the entire NBA Finals just the Eastern Conference alone. There's it's really competitive. It's really back and forth really interesting to me and the Conference finals are going to be really great high quality interesting basketball where I don't know who's going to win and that's fun to me. But again, I will say the Raptors seem like a team on a mission and maybe they are maybe they should be the dark horse. That could be the Milwaukee Bucks on the west Palm Lakers and Clippers. Obviously everyone they're wanting to right now and they're LA and everyone talks about them and they played in the you know, they were the kind of Marquee game on the opening night of the NBA restart. But the Rockets, you know, they play their small-ball. They're interesting they play, you know, every spread on spread out on the perimeter. It creates a lot of isolation one-on-one opportunities for guys like James Hardie draw South the at bucket or you have a Russell Westbrook blowing right by people getting to the basket or hey, if you want to give help defense on Russell Westbrook, you'll pass it out to anybody in the head three. So the Rockets I think deserve a little busy. Maybe they could be a team that I mean, there are definitely to be hard to play against going upset somebody it seems like in the NBA playoffs and the Mavericks are unlikely to make it or win the NBA off the Western Conference Finals, but I think they're worth mentioning now, they're missing players and I really think they struggle to score points and clutch moments, but I do think it's interesting Luca donchak kristaps porzingis. There's a list there's something there and whether they get to the Conference Finals or not, they're going.

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"tj watt" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports

Strong Opinion Sports

05:19 min | 1 year ago

"tj watt" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports

"Seconds left now Luca donchak had a chance to hit the game-winning three-pointer and he missed and so what I'm saying is that it just piled up the opportunities of the Dallas Mavericks had to put this game away, but they squandered a six-point lead with a minute left Seth Curry misses a free throw in like I could have been a four point lead and then if you don't allow Robert Covington attempt the ball in Iraq, or if Luka doncic can make a game winner or later in overtime. You know, there was that the Mavericks had a four-point lead in overtime. It's kind of insane to me Dallas Page could not come up with clutch points at the end of game. I don't know if that's something they're going to grow into maybe as as Luka gets older and as kristaps becomes whatever he's going to become if they maybe down the road develop a clutch factor. I don't know but it is an issue that Dallas has had all year. We're in close games. They have not delivered clutchpoints and clutch moments. And because James Harden draws so many fouls eventually the end of game at overtime Luca donchak actually fouled out totally no opportunity. And that's partially on Luca you gotta know the situation. You have one follow-up to give before you out of the game. You can't follow in that situation. And so unfortunately for the Mavericks, you know, they are right now the 7th seed in the west and meaning if things stay the same then the Dallas Mavericks are going to have play against the LA Clippers off in the first round of NBA playoffs. So I really look at and go man. The Mavericks got a win to move up in the standings so they can play a team like the Nuggets or the Jazz and round one but I gotta say man. I really need to go back this if you didn't watch on Friday, I recorded it cuz I just have such a good time watching it if you can and still are interested go find a way to watch the Rockets versus Mavericks. It was a great game if you watch it was awesome. But in the end of everything that is what we learned from the Rockets and the Mavericks game. Now I need a drink something real quick. My throat is killing me. I haven't slept all night. It's it's insane. Why am I just love my job. I'm trying to grind and get as much content as I possibly can walk. But again, I don't I mean I could have recorded five hours ago. I made a crappy episode. I really worked hard to try make a high-quality interesting good episode..

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Panthers owner David Tepper told reporters that quarterback Cam Newton sitting out the entire 2019 season could be an option

The Stephen A. Smith Show

02:40 min | 3 years ago

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

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T.J. Watt wins AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors for Week 5

Behind the Steel Curtain

05:05 min | 3 years ago

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.

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