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"torrey smith" Discussed on The Adam Schefter Podcast
"ZIPRECRUITER DOT COM SLASH SB cab hit with Evan Kaplan are statistical colleague and friend around here at ESPN and we were just talking about how crazy it's been in the nfl you ever seen the stretch like this has been nutty right so it's been unbelievable. I mean starting since when the season opened with the the bears packers game and and over the last two weeks. It's it's been something new every day injuries to trades to everything. I it's run the Gamut Adam. It's it's kept yep things exciting in addition to all the Games on the field well you you said since the season started at the outset of this podcast. I talked about the fact that it goes back to the preseason with with everything that's happened with Antonio Brown Andrew Lock Judean Cloudy Laremy Tunsil Minkah Fitzpatrick all the quarterback injuries the quarterback benching I would venture to say that it has been about as busy opening month if we go back into the preseason that the NFL has ever had there it was the year in two thousand fourteen where the ray rice video surfaced that I think was enormously significant damaging imaging disconcerting and you had all the issues legal issues that came along with it with Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy and many the other incidents that the league was dealing with but but this from a football standpoint trades hirings firings tyrants traits all that stuff. This has been different different. This has been crazy and it's almost like the NFL is taking a page from the NBA playbook. I would agree I. It's something new every day you you were talking about. Andrew Lock in some of the moves during you can go back to the draft and that's as we've seen this week that kind of set the stage for at least one of these big quarterback stories with what the giants did in that in the draft in April and let's go to that because on Tuesday morning the giants announced that they were benching ally manning two time superbowl champion for Dangle Jones and now Dangle Jones will be going up against Tampa Bay to make his first. Nfl Start what is your perspective on this type of Move Evan. Well look we were in Nashville together for the draft and it was a note that I'd come up with and you've seen a lot of places already this week there was there was just no chance that the giants giants were. GonNa sit Daniel Jones for the entire year based on what we've seen recently look. I'm not saying what the what Dave cattleman and the giants were going to do but on the recent history fourteen of the last fifteen quarterbacks picked in the top six overall started at least ten games as a rookie you can stop right there the only one who didn't was jared. Goff who still started seven games as a rookie so while I don't know if we thought it would be this soon Daniel Jones if he starts every game without injury that's fourteen eighteen for the rest of the season and when you look at ally and I know earlier you talked about the quarterback injuries. Eli Manning most starts in the NFL since he made his he's I start back in two thousand and four who else is in that top. Five drew brees Ben Rothlisberger those three one super bowls in consecutive three consecutive seasons tallaght that two thousand seven season Eli Manning and the giants two thousand eight season. Ben Roethlisberger and the steelers two thousand nine season drew brees and the saints. We won't see any give them start in week three amazing now what was that that fourteen fourteen of the last fifteen quarterbacks picked in the top six overall started at least ten in games in their rookie season go right there you go and and Jones looks like he will start at least ten as well but how about that two thousand seven eight nine the raising adding. Ben Breeze and none will start on Sunday. We haven't seen a week where those three quarterbacks have not been a part of the league. It's a changing the guard in many ways it really is it really is but with all that being said changing the guard who is still there with his team to know Tom. Brady of course here's the other quarterbacks getting her other quarterbacks get bench. He's he's forty two just keeps going on and now a home game against the jets where he has been almost under it's ridiculous his home record against the AFC east forty six and five including the playoffs five losses one of those losses. You didn't play the second half. It was a meaningless week seventeen meaningless for the patriots week seventeen seventeen game against the bills so his last loss at home against the division when he played the entire game the two thousand ten divisional playoffs with with our friend Rex Ryan and the jets when they beat them in Foxborough. Tom Brady has divisional playoff home game in nine years. You don't even need playoff he has not lost a game against NFC east when he played the entire game a little bit of a caveat AFC EAST AFC's AFC sorry he is not lost game against the AFC's when he when he was when they were the plane the whole game and it meant something since the two thousand ten plates we have to add a little caveat because of the two thousand seventeen two thousand fourteen situation when he only played the first half but still I mean jets coming up there this week. I think we would all be shocked considering the jets quarterback situation if the Patriots don't move to three and now we do have an unbelievable able quarterback match up this week and what is the best game of the week in my mind Baltimore Ravens at the Kansas City Chiefs Lamar Jackson Verse Patrick Mahomes. I think the two you best stories the NFL season so far. What are we make that match up their numbers are almost identical through two weeks this season and you'll get them sit both have seven touchdown passes tied for the most in the NFL and zero interceptions this is according to allies of the first season in NFL history where two quarterbacks had seven touchdowns and no interceptions in their team's first two games of the year so you look at the historic start for both of them and they played a great game last year Adam as we've talked about in Kansas City. The Lamar Jackson played very well had the ravens on the cusp of a win Arrowhead Stadium Mahomes leading them back on a late game tying drive. They won an overtime the chiefs chiefs but certainly looking forward to this one early on Sunday and we also have a match up of sack leaders Aaron Donald the rams going up against myles Garrett and the browns announce. What do we make of that match. Evan Yeah on on Monday night football after the game with Suzy Kolber and and Louis Riddick Steve Young we had myles Garrett on the field they were asking him about out being developed in the player of the year. That's been Aaron Donald's territory the last few years myles Garrett has is second in sacks over the last two seasons behind Donald and there will be on the same field this Sunday night in Cleveland. You look at the one and two players in sacks. It will be very interesting to see Garrett. Already has five sacks ax in two games this season. He's not Aaron Donald but he's off to start and they're going to need that pass rush against the high powered rams offense in Cleveland Sunday night. Hey Evan. Thanks for the great information about week three. We'll look forward to talking to you before week. Four and enjoy the games this week thanks a lot out of you and a special social thanks to my colleague at Espn Evan Kaplan for that tremendous insight into the week three matchup some incredible numbers there that he came up with and gives you an idea of we're going to see this upcoming weekend. Thank you to Chris Godwin. The buccaneers wide receiver has been one of the top receivers in football this season. It looks like he's going to be that way for the remainder of the season of real breakout star this year and congratulations to Torrey Smith on an incredible run rising up from everything that he's had to overcome overcome to achieve all the success instability that he has after a great. NFL career that lasted eight seasons we know there are many great things ahead. Ed for the Great Torrey Smith and special. Thanks to you the listener for tuning into another Adam Schefter podcast. Please join us again next week after we wrap up week three and look ahead to week four have a great week everybody..
"torrey smith" Discussed on The Adam Schefter Podcast
"Man Coming off a career high hundred twenty one yard receiving performance last Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers Getting Ready See for Sunday's big game against the New York giants. We Bring Indie. Tampa Bay buccaneers wide receiver Chris and Chris. Thanks for taking the time today. Yeah no the problem. Thank you for having me on Chris. What is clicked for you in this your third. NFL season honestly I. It's Kinda tough to say but I think the biggest thing would. Let's be a I'm going to get more comfortable more comfortable playing at this level more comfortable with what I'm seeing from defense and taking a coachman that I'm getting in and kind of translating it to the Game Phil. What does it take to get more comfortable like that. I really just takes a lot of reps. there's a lot of repetition practice both in the offseason program man in training camp and then you know throughout the week of practice just just really all those all those repetitions all the film all the time. She's been watching film and Kinda. Just he's just put together. I know it's two weeks look. It's a long season. You've got fourteen more regular season games. But what were you expecting coming into this year. Were you expecting to have the kind of production that you've had the first two weeks of the season Chris. Honestly I every time I go out there you know I I have high expectations for myself. I I think everybody should you know because if you're not going out there expecting the best things from yourself. I think you're in the wrong business. you know so as we go out there and and I approach every day with the with the intent to get you know get better to get a little bit better so that my game time comes you know where I stand. I feel comfortable with with my preparation. What kind of chemistry I review built up with your other opposite wide receiver Mike Evans as the buccaneers top two receivers. It isn't really good I. I think think we both do a lot of a lot of chemistry together. I think the biggest thing is you know since I've gotten here is such a great you know influence on me such a role model you you know someone. I can look up to see everybody the success that he's had but he's a great dude on and off the field. You know any question that I've ever had he's been right there. It kinda helped guide me you know showing MIDORI. What's thing you've learned from him? Chris just really just just so you know that that competitive edge and then using your size. I'm obviously makes a really big Guy Diane. You know I think I'm I'm not as big as my but I like to think of myself as a physical guy so just kind of like using this is to our advantage. He's not upset with you for taking targets and touchdowns sounds the first two weeks of the season no man Mike he's he's a self do manno winning and you did get the win last week against Carolina. What about working with James in the final season of his contract. What have you seen from him in terms of growth. I've seen a ton of stuff man. I mean the first first thing that jumps off the edge off at you about James his you know his charisma. You know obviously he's A. He's a natural born leader. He's on God there and he's going to give you all you know no you. That's one thing you know about. Him is when loser draw you know that you're going to get James his all of his heart you know and I think that one thing done really good this year. It's Kinda just like leading us. You know just to stay in the moment not worrying about the previous plane. I worry about the next player but the player that we're all right now Chris. The buccaneers haven't made the playoffs since two thousand seven. Were you aware that yeah I think I I think I've heard it in passing. What would it mean to you to get back to the postseason. Reach the postseason for the first time in your career. I'm I saw. I think it'd be awesome. You know obviously real. We all played his game to win and if if we're going to retry it to my goal you know win the Super Bowl. We have to you know reach the playoffs I I I think that'd be a big step for this franchising and for us at the team before you became the eighty fourth overall pick in the third round of the two thousand seventeen. NFL Draft Graf Chris you were at Penn State where you had one hundred and fifty three catches for twenty four hundred yards and eighteen touchdowns. You also played there with Saquon Barkley who the buccaneers face on Sunday. What what did you learn from Saquon. What did you see about his game. That told you that he would be the kind of store that he is. At this level. I mean honestly like everybody else sees the his physical gifts. You know he's very athletic. you know there. There's there's not much much that he can't do on the football field but I think the the thing that we really notice that pens they was you know his competitive edge and his work ethic was second to none. You know he's going to go out there. He wants to would be the best you know. Eat Me wants to be the best thing or whether he's playing connect four hours on the football field and gifts that he has and that and that mentality you knew that there was some special yeah. What do you remember most about playing with him. Is there one memory one story one incident that you could say this symbolizes kind of guy and player that saquon Barkley is I don't know if it was you know. Nestle like one one instance that you know that I really remember. I think I feel like the first time that we recognize that he was going to be some special. Was I think his freshman year. We're playing buffalo and that was the first time he had jumped over. Somebody really man kids got it and then you know and then you see leadership stuff off the field and you're like he he really has. It's all the tools Chris. Are you telling me that you've never jumped over somebody during game man. I don't know if I would dare to do that. That's pretty bold and they had ah could you do it. If you needed to Chris oh I think I could. I believe I believe him. I see I wanNA see on Sunday. When you play the I want to see jump over somebody. There and I want you to think cast when you do jump over somebody gosh if we could get that done many requests on podcasts for guys but then unless that I'm putting out there for you to jump over somebody volt over somebody on Sunday. Definitely keep that in mind now. I don't know if you've heard the news about the other vaulting that's gone on in New York but Dangle Jones's voltage over Eli manning on the giants quarterback depth chart. What is it like when word of that change hits your building and a week where so you're preparing to face the giants. Did you hear that news today. this is the first. I'm hearing about it but I mean if I know our defense. you know like the way day that they approach the game. I I think I I don't know if it necessarily changed as much. I think either way like those those are two very capable quarterback that you have to you know that you have to be prepared or four so I doubt they're going to change that preparation. I think they're gonNA have that same attack. Mentality regardless whose back there didn't know the news that Daniels are still no. This is the first I'm hearing about it. Well okay well. When we get off this podcast you can go till the defense and you bring up your defense and your team's defense. Last last year was not very good but this year it's been very good you practice against him. Every day. What to you is the biggest difference in the defense from last year this year. I think I think their their mentality you know is is is awesome this year. I think like I said they have that attack. Mentality and you can tell they're all say faith. You know I think it goes done a really good job both of getting these guys unified on the same page and understanding what we're trying to attack offenses on the and all the guys really bought in you know I think I think that's a testament to like. I said to goals but also you know to the guys on defense. GonNa keeping everybody together important roof in the same direction Chris. There are like I said Fourteen Games left to your torch starts so far. What do you have in mind for the remainder of the season for what you can do. I feel like I have so much room to grow I've recognized. I've I've done some good things so far but I feel like I'm like I'm only scratching the surface and I'm excited about about the potential for growth but I also understand that you know that's not gonna come without hard work. You know so. I'm a pure pushing this same well. I've always happened. Just take one day at a time. Just try to keep improving to learn the stakes so that when I got the game China you know trying to have a lot of fun and try to you know play play worry free well Chris. I appreciate taking the time today good luck against the the giants on Sunday good luck for the remainder of the season and good luck vaulting over some giants helpless giants defensive back on Sunday. I appreciate your meal. There's the buccaneers doc in years wide receiver Chris Cottam before we get to. ESPN stats even Evan Kaplan..
"torrey smith" Discussed on The Adam Schefter Podcast
"So there's no way you come back that can play football correct absolutely not this is a retirement retirement. I'm not on the fence I wanted to I could have played but I think I think the timing was right you know it's kind of like the perfect storm and so painful for the NFL I'm thinking of all relationships all the coaches that I've been able to play with I mean I'll play with some. I played on some amazing change with some great men and think about the coaches the great man the coaches that I've been around Ron Rivera is one of the the best man that I've known I think about John Harbaugh. You know he's awesome. he's always been the same. He's always construction long as I've known them doing absolutely and I think about my receiver coach Adam Henry out in in Cleveland browns Cleveland Right now with Jarvis where he coached in college. I think about Jim Hospital who I was with and Baltimore and also at the end and Carolina I mean that man helped groom only as a player in so many different ways and Bobby Ingram you know talk with him about being a player in life or whatever like these are like these all these men played a part in helping to shape. I am so I'm so grateful for the NFL experienced the leadership there and opportunity to you know impact others around around you you know if you play it years and you win the two super bowls and you play with all these great men like that. Is there a moment to you that stands out about your the. NFL career is winning. The Super Bowl is landing contract. Is it doing something in your community Tori. I think is everything I think about. I can think about some specialty from everywhere. I've been like in Baltimore like everyone knows Baltimore's like home for me like family the city and organization so so I just remember the night my brother has had and the team helping me get through all of that the fans the the sport they had helped me get through all of that and winning the superbowl that same year three months later there's nothing that can replace that time period and that meaning not only to myself but to my family. I think about going to San Francisco and we struggled it was tough. It was a very tough two years for me personally Dan and plan out there it was it was tough but I think about you know. The I like Jed York you know I love J. J. Yore duck and I think think about you know being a part where you know you almost watch them learning and grow as a as a as a young owner in this league and I. I think he's going to do great things. They're not just being in a different completely different parts of the country that I never would have been in and seeing the history forty niners the legends that come through there Jerry Rice Joe Montana just saying how much they mean to the people what they were able to accomplish and you think about Philadelphia I mean the most passionate fans in all of sports you think about playing with a young playmaker and Carson Carson Wentz you think about Nick Foles Philly special thing about the slave and it was right on my wife's on town and there's nothing that Kosta in the luckiest play ever been a part of with the knee bouncing near with the ball bouncing of me neal's knee I mean that was the craziest thing I've seen and been a part of the fans there during that parade yeah man. I mean man I it's it's I still get goosebumps thinking about it. What's so filling your wife's hometown phillies your wife's hometown yes. He's a multi season dogging twenty minutes outside the city and was she a big eagles fan in growing up or she didn't care yeah. Her folks were hurtful so they muscles so so her their daughter marries a great guy and helps helps them win. The super bowl their first one man trying to nuts. I'm I guess I keep telling people like to differ ever phase of my life yeah but that's one man the more I started thinking about the board. It's just I just told you about how my brother had passed. WanNa Pitbull for that like that has a lot like as tough to replace back but I just remember being young. I'm twenty two twenty three zero. When we want it back then and all of my family celebrate mothers siblings my mom you know and we were just celebrate on the field and then I think you fast forward to Philadelphia and Dan. I'm on the field and now I had two kids of my own and we're celebrating the field. They're throwing the confetti up and I mean it was just crazy. Look I just saw a picture from the other day. This is unbelievable. You know and I'm and I know some legends never had the opportunity to even playing the super bowl so to be a part of to to write organization to great cities and win man. I don't even I don't even know what I did to deserve all of that. You know the best part of these these jobs Tori whether it's playing football or covering football or being any part of football the best part of these jobs sometimes sharing the experiences with loved loved ones and that sounds like something you learned in the difference between winning Super Bowl forty seven with Baltimore in Super Bowl fifty to Philadelphia that when you share it with somebody somebody else it means that much more you know I agree man. It's like even to this day is gone back Philadelphia. What I'm going to get a cheese steak or whatever and people are still going crazy. You know daylight. This is why they waited so long and I happen to awesome all of that and I'm very thankful used to pay for the cheese steak in Philly occasionally but they take care of me. Okay Take Care of you. Did that's a good thing right movie but retired. I gotTa make sure I'm on the right right side of the fitness journey or going not staying I did now. What does it been like for you the first a couple of weeks of the season to watch the Games and see the game go on without you. you know whether it's actually been a greatest. Everyone's like man is going to be where I wouldn't practicing the game plan and I wouldn't expect them to be released so for me. It was like you know. We're watching the game lately seven days later that was practicing the thing but I didn't feel any type of way I felt like man like I was complete ten like and I was able to enjoy the game and my Sunday own enough that he knows what's going on now. He knows the players you know and I was I was able to talk to him about it and you know he's asking kids they had to you know so and so or all these things like. I just felt like I felt really good to just be dad and and flip through the channels and not having seven agenda or or want someone to win or someone that lose we just watching the game. I should ask you before. I let you go surprised at all. The Colin Kapernick hasn't gotten another chance surprise. No I'm not surprised because I think it's clear that people teams are bold enough to pick him up and at this point we know is not a talented she. They know his Morgenthau's. How's it does I think the the ownership put elitist. I mean I don't. I don't think they're willing to handle the media that come with is it and I think that's week in my opinion. I say this all the time we admitted as league who been arrested for selling and doing the drugs for beating women for the U is all kinds of different things and all he did was taken the need. It didn't hurt anyone. He didn't hurt himself. All he did was taking me so to me. That always stands out but I mean I would like you for someone to give him a shot. He hasn't even had a workout so I don't know man. I I very I don't not. I don't know hopefully what else he'll get out but it's the right thing to do. wants to plays and working out. He deserves the put but I remember along their bid their business differently in We'll see what happens online. What would it take for him to get a workout a workout because that's what I'm saying. They can't even workout that is that's the part that drives me crazy to mow. I live just tweeted about the he couldn't even get a workout like forgetting signing. There's quarterbacks literally dropping like flies. Yes and he can't even get a workout a proven guy. I mean it doesn't make any sense but that's all that's odd like the jets have Luke Falk on the roster trevor semi. Yeah and they can't bring in this a look at. I don't mean the jets particularly anybody that lose their quarterback right. That's because of not to them. It's not strictly a football issue the longer this has gone on. I think it's it's people don't WanNa deal with what they consider. A distraction even know I play with them. I played with air agreed in and Carolina like only a distraction initially with the media but it really doesn't bother anybody else. I tell people that are confused by distraction thing. I said he's doing before the game. I said if he was taking a knee uncover to these safety during the game then we'd have issue but he's not. He's doing it before the game. You know what's happening. He's a great team. He's a great leader in the community so what's going on and that's the same with cat cavs not bothering bothering any warning a protest the game yes if you ask him questions. You're gonNA tell you education but it doesn't bother anyone is not harming any he's the ease protesting peacefully and it does not hurt the team I I don't. I don't understand it but again you guys not for me. It doesn't make any sense you could wonder about that when you get into the media to that could be a point that you make their Tori. That'll be one of the first issues you could work on. When you come join this man I absolutely long before I even the clues speaking on his adding trying to for for years and they incision makers and people are more concerned about things that they feel like it's all about money and necessarily gaining money but losing money you ask me why can't a team like Jacksonville. Knicks out for a while. You have a cool looking quarterback. I like his attire but you have a guy like Cabernet. Maybe talking about it was about money you go to Jacksonville gets fill that thing up and he can win some game. You get somebody who's doing shot to get in the door and you never know what can happen but he can't even get a workout so horse and make the team a lot more relevant it than it has been onto another quarterback onto another quote. Your former teammate and Carolina Cam Newton been battling an ankle injury. Don't know whether he's GonNa play this week. Had off season. Shoulder surgery seems to be banged up. Could you see a scenario in which he would be like Andrew Luck and just walk from the game. No not at all can't can't can't and that's not saying Andrew. Luck isn't passionate because if if anybody understands Andrew Luck I do. I was at that point three months ago. Where my knee wasn't getting much. I didn't think I was going to be able to do it so I understand but can has workers tail off and he doesn't want for people doubting him that he can't do it and so I know that's competitive idea so I just don't that would never happen into never what are your expectations from what we will see from him the remainder of this season. I think I'm going to well. I think he's GonNa go out. I think he's GonNa play the way he he's expected to. I just hope and pray that he can get his Health Elsa because I know what type of player is and he's updating candidate warrior. I've known for years. We came in together but the last year so much that he doesn't like it and I hope that you know he gets his beckoning. Go out there and prove everybody wrong. There's a lot of people who wanted to and before I let you go Tori. You played the eight years in the NFL..
"torrey smith" Discussed on The Adam Schefter Podcast
"It can't believe I'm going to say this. Your genius well well. You welcome I kind of am. We're on the ten minutes. Maybe we should get that. Kleenex out of your nose this weeks out of shifter podcast. It's week three of the NFL season. We're going to talk to former. NFL Wide Receiver Torrey Smith who just announced his retirement from the NFL and we'll be joined by the Tampa Bay buccaneers wide receiver Cris Godwin whose off to a toward start two weeks into the year end will get a breakdown of week three from the ESPN statistics and Analytics Guru Evan Kaplan but I a word about the week that was and what's going on in the league the last few days it started week two when we saw to marquis franchises this is the steelers and the saints lose to Future Hall of fame quarterbacks and Ben Rothlisberger and drew brees changed the fortunes thousands of the season for both teams in the case of Pittsburgh with Ben Rothlisberger gone for the year it makes you think that Baltimore becomes the heavy favorite to win the AFC north and we'll have to fend off a challenge from the Cleveland browns though it a bit to Mason Rudolph the man who takes over for Ben Rothlisberger her to keep Pittsburgh's hopes alive and of course Pittsburgh must have strong hopes because it already traded its first round pick to the Miami Dolphins for Minka Fitzpatrick. A quarterback drew an awful lot of interest around league but Pittsburgh feels like with its defense improving Minka Fitz Patrick will upgrade that defense and make it better and Pittsburgh's got the one with some defense now not Ben Rothlisberger offense and think about this a year two years years ago the steelers were led by Ben Rothlisberger Antonio Brown living on Bell. None of them will play for Pittsburgh the remainder under of this season as for the New Orleans Saints drew brees think about US close the saints wore to making it to the Super Bowl last year one call that everybody everybody knows about from the NFC championship game that went against the saints and for the Rams cost them an appearance in the Super Bowl where they would have had a chance to beat the New England patriots and the fact that drew brees then goes out and hurts his thumb in week to the next year shows you just how tough this year to year to repeat and to count on being back to that big. Nobody goes back every year. Unless you're the New England patriots they are immune to all rules but the saints were on the doorstep doorstep of greatness in each of the past two postseasons only to see the Minnesota miracle and then the call that changed the way that the league views those types of plays with new rules saints drew brees now after turn Teddy Bridgewater who's a steadying force but I think ASEM hill still brings the most upside and I still think we'll see tastes him hill at quarterback at some point for the New Orleans Saints and then some of the doors quarterbacks and news we mentioned Minkah Fitzpatrick being traded to Pittsburgh Berg Miami Gutting. It's team stockpiling draft picks five number one picks and second round picks in the next two years loaded with picks but devoid of some key players like Laremy Tunsil on so and make a fitzpatrick as four Jalen Ramsey requested his trade spoken. Clearly Jacksonville wants to move on from him and he wants to move on from Jacksonville but Jacksonville not gonNA move on from Jalen Ramsey until it gets a package that it wants that it's comfortable with and it thinks fair and we we know that it's way more than a first round pick which is basically the price that the steelers paid for Minkah Fitzpatrick. We'll see what Jacksonville could get back for Jalen Ramsey but the trade deadline's October twenty ninth and it's just a matter of time before Jalen Ramsey is dealt and then the news of course on Tuesday morning the New York giants benching Eli he Li- manning a two time superbowl champion two time superbowl MVP to go to Dangle Jones the rookie first round draft pick and everybody knew that at some point this season. Dangle Jones was going to get the opportunity to start but nobody thought it would be Tuesday September seventeenth which was a much quicker timeline than anyone would have thought that the giants felt like a team that was missing wide receivers struggling on defense needed a a injection of energy feel like Daniel Jones brings certain elements that ally manning doesn't and so alive manning now goes to the bench and the the madness of the NFL continues and you look at the last month all the news that has happened Andrew Luck retiring Antonio Brown with everything anything that's gone on with him from Oakland to New England to the accusations of three different sexual assaults to the player trades trades that we've seen a devon clouded to Seattle Laremy Tunsil to Houston Minka Fitzpatrick to the Pittsburgh steelers to the injuries of quarterback quarterbacks to the benching of quarterbacks. It has been about as busy period is the NFL could ever expect over the course of one month very rarely is the NFL that busy. We're busy today with this. PODCAST and first up is the great man and former. NFL Wide Receiver Torrey Smith are joining us now is a man who played eight NFL seasons for the Ravens to with the forty niners one with the panthers at the Eagles and posted his retirement video video on uninterrupted last Friday Torrey Smith Tori. Thanks for taking the time really appreciate it and I'd like to know what went into the decision vision to walk away from the game of football at the age of thirty for me. It was a combination of things you know number one being the situation relation I told my wife before the year that it was going to be my last year anyway. is surgery. I have the plan the Eagles in October Cobra last season and I had surgery and everything well I was fine. at least we thought and then when we stopped in the off season my. La Basically shut down and like we stood on why but it wasn't right I wasn't able to dog I wasn't able to for sure wasn't able to sprint jump anything and so work my tail off and I was able to make it back for camp in healthy enough to play and I know I like I said I work myself back in but during the offseason I learned that you know like it was kind of an eye opener to me when I'm supposed to be healthy be but like I couldn't go play. My Kids and you know my son's five. We want to go outside and play and I couldn't do it. get my daughter out of credit my Naser her and then it Kinda like a little flash of light. You know you have some knee issues down the line and I kinda started thinking a little bit beyond the game like is it worth it is not and so I was willing to you know take a role in Carolina to finish up here and play here. I wanted to say I did and then yeah when I was released. it just didn't make as much sense to to move into a new place. How concerned are you about the long term effects of what you put your body through not just the NFL seasons but the time you played in college and the time he played in high school and how that will impact your future life. I think something has to be concerned about when you watch the dog guys who play before the older guys and you know some people struggle. Hello and some people are doing perfectly fine so. I don't try to love everything in in one basket but you know I've been. I've been running media. You know planning for a while so I understand that you know things can happen to your body. down the line because of the things you do when you were younger and that's is if you're an athlete or not so. I don't really kind of put that on the box you know having a trauma to my to my knee. I do know that you know there's GonNa me some issues there down the line but I'm happy that I'm you know I'm in okay. Oh now and I don't see anything in the near future. That should probably stop me from at leaves me comfortable you mentioned some people struggle and some people are fine post football ever stop to think why that is because it's amazing to think some people have gotten beaten up during their careers and I see them functioning at a high level and others are limping along and struggling physically post football and I just think it's simply everyone's bodies different everyone's by having everyone gets all caught up in c. t. and always other things but like the guys who had plenty of concussions whenever plan and there's absolutely nothing wrong with them as aging adults so the body is different and I think we we all need to realize that and one person's situation you use for current players right one person might tweak a hamstring and he's offer sake seven weeks and people are like what's wrong with this do like you know coaches players and everyone was what's wrong with them but everyone's body is different and that's probably one of the biggest things. I learned from. This game is that everyone's bodies different. Everyone hills different. Everyone handles conditioning different. Everyone's wins different so you just for me. It's better to be informed and to know what's out there. So therefore I know that look for the signs I know how to be more for you know preventive of being out in front of things and that just makes more sense to me in the video that you posted you thanked the game of football ball for showing you how to be a man. How did football show you how to be a mandatory. Yeah you'd think about I think about all of the the discipline hardware sacrificed putting someone before myself. you know all of these things are really like life skills that you have to have and you learn simply by being dedicated to the game of football and more than that having the men around me that I could look at that. I could see you know what a mansard look like what a man should be like what a husband should be. What father should be like. These are all things that wouldn't have happened for me if it wasn't for the game of football so I'm definitely grateful for that and the impact that the game James Not only my life would would you know literally everyone that's around the and the way I grew up on. It's amazing that you know about planned. Game has been able to change the future for media. Fan and I guess that's in the obvious ways right financially. You are able to do things that you were never able to do while you were growing up. Is that correct. Ori Absolutely financially but because of finances are removed There's opportunity there you know. I had to play play a sport because I knew my mom couldn't pay for college so I got this way. There's military you know I was going to student loan debt which as a scam but you know for me. I like my son. Maybe chooses my boys and my daughter. They choose the doing the extracurricular activities they can do because they want to not because they need it as a tool to get out They don't have to worry about nothing stable. They don't have to worry about moving moving living being in the shelter. Whatever may be they don't have to worry about a lot of different things than simply having stability eliminate so many other things that we often forget about. Did you feel the pressure of having to get a scholarship as you're going through high school. Oh absolutely I mean that's just the that's just the way it is. you know you ah any and every kid that you know they're trying to make your food your mom. Your parents were living with on macy. food on the table bare necessities for life and you know it'd be a talk because when you're just trying when you're surviving that way to try to go out and get the school paid for by your parents so for me. I knew my mom couldn't do it not that. She didn't WanNa do it but you know it just wasn't feasible so I knew I had to go. Aren't it and again for me. It was that or through the military I didn't WanNa have any debt so if you hadn't gotten the scholarship what what branch of the.
"torrey smith" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Clicking. Guys on the front celery. Accountable tour Smith Rubini. All these running backs. It amount of stuff, but they knew what to do. That's what we're missing. We're missing that accountability. In case, you you couldn't hear what he had to say. If you don't Facebook live or something that sounds a little bit like Antonio Brown in a locker room on Facebook live while the coach and the team we're having a meeting behind him and he's hiding behind the locker. So what Jason's saying is that there's a a drop there's a lack of accountability compared to last year Super Bowl team. And that some of that is because the veterans that are no longer with them in the locker room. So he points to look Garrett blunt and a bunch of the running back that they had bred phthalic who was there for a long time. And understood what it took to win. Celik actually retired blunt is with the lions. Torrey Smith is what the Carolina Panthers. He mentioned the cornerback. Daryl war or wurley, excuse me. And so you've got a void there. And this very often happens with a Super Bowl champ guys want to get paid guys. Have they've won the ultimate prize in sports and team sports title. And so they think okay, let's go pursue something different. And a lot of times it's tied to the money. That's tied to getting that last big free agent contract..
"torrey smith" Discussed on The NFL Show
"Him saying that he has to reevaluate everyone on the dolphins team or the comedy of Brock Osweiler. Those should be the things that that that steer the conversation. Not not the officials, and it's funny gay st- about did all this evaluation. He's already made the statement. That's the reason he got rid of Jarvis Landry. That's the reason he got rid of of some of the players have sue in those guys that he got rid of last year. Now to me, I thought Parker. Devante Parker looked like a legitimate NFL receiver like if they want to trade him, you know, I could see team saying, okay? Look I understand his door abilities a problem, maybe as toughness as a problem as well because he doesn't play her. I don't know. I don't know I'm making that up. I'm just saying that could be an issue. But to me he looks like a bona fide. Receiver. I mean, he looks like he go fill in for some team. And really give them a threat on the outside. He looks like a guy that can make plays. And I wonder if now that he's exposed himself a little bit. If that's gonna come out, and they're going to be able to actually get something for them. Can I give a an option? I mean, I guess I'm just gonna pitch this team. Every time there's a trade potential, but could the New Orleans Saints get in that market, and maybe try to low bomb and get a number two guy next Michael Thomas, and then you have real to real threats on the outside. I mean, we know that they're going all in for the drew Brees era. But they have traded a lot of picks. I could see Philly going for Parker. I could see Philly. Philly's Philly needs a receiver. I mean, Philly when you look at Philadelphia's numbers, and you examine them from Lascaux this year, you know, they had Kenny they had Torrey Smith gave them an outside presence. I mean, Nelson I LARs down like from eleven yards. A catch last year that's eight this year in even Zakar says is down in yardage in terms of catches this year in terms of yards per catch. It's affected all their receivers. They're not making those explosive plays down the field because they don't have anybody to really. Take the top off the defense and people are squatting. So I think that you know, I think Parker with that showing on Thursday night. I think if the dolphins are serious about trading him, which I think they are. I think they'll get value for him. Yeah. He helped his market a little bit there. And then Matt Collins is a guy also at the goals that that went out this season. And he was able to to give them another threat as a rookie last year to take the top off. I apologize. I I love McCollum apologize. I love mccowan sue we're gonna take a quick break here. And then we're gonna come back and Lombardy is going to give you the five games that he has Mark this week to watch out for against the Friday, sit down quick break. Today's GM.
"torrey smith" Discussed on Cat Scratch Reader
"There were some missed opportunities, Devin funchess drive a couple of, you know, passes that I would have liked to see him real in. I think he could've Torrey Smith also had a couple of drops, but overall, it seems like they're doing good job. Not putting it all on one guy in the passing game, which we've seen a lot in the Mike Shula era, whether it was Kelvin. Benjamin were Devin funchess last year. They're starting to spend the ball round quite alive. I mean, like Jerry Lewis, right? Was a huge deal in the first two weeks. He was very involved in the passing offense. He only had one reception for seven yards this week. On one target. So. And I wasn't taking that away from immersing parody first down. Yeah, it's just nice to see. I just wanted to point that out like they will. Have a game plan for that team at adjusted as necessary, which you know seems like common sense, but the Panthers fans, that's just it's like it's like rewriting the book on football right now. So we think this is going to be sustained for the whole season. Right? We definitely hope so. I mean, the big, the big thing for me, we hope so is that the offense of line is held up surprisingly well. And I think that will have sustained or not because it's not like most passing concepts the NFL aren't good or don't have or don't have merit to them. But when you have an offensive line that keeps your quarterback protected enough that he can make those passes that that definitely helps send this patchwork offense of line has surprisingly done that. So I think that they could be sustained. I definitely think so. Just because you don't face a lot of better fronts than UC Cincinnati and Dallas, and they did relatively well against them. Atlanta's front four's, not anything Snyder waters. Spying Cam Newton most of that game. But yeah, you're right. But I guess we'll find because after the by the giants have the Redskins in eagles back back in the ravens, that'll really be the test to see if this offense. No, get Dave Gettleman Mike Shula. Benja downplay that downplay that to my grave. This normally be the time where we would talk about predictions, but the Panthers can't lose this Sunday because they're on a bye. So any lasting thoughts that you guys have, anything you want to bring up before we. The stink closed down. Subscribe to us on. I.
"torrey smith" Discussed on KTKR 760AM
"And now this is where it is that's the two parts the nfl no statement on this at present you did have a statement from the players association yesterday a number of current and former eagles as well getting into the conversation chris long torrey smith amongst them we did invite joyce smith join us he's now a member of the panthers he declined to join the show yesterday but the second part is just that you've got what is at least perceived in the in the white house in those around president trump it's victory because you do have people talking about it you see the way it's responded on all the cable news channels and throughout newspapers blogs twitter whatever you've got numbers certainly to back it up that this gets people engaged and certainly paints the the nfl for that part of the constituents into a bad light and so what you do is you then sweep up the things that are an easy wins or potential losses and you push those to the side and you just keep this at the forefront so long as you can and right now look how big this is and it's the quote dead period for the nfl think about once were hit the end of july and you're back in training camps and everybody's got beat reporters for the first exhibition game anthems for the second exhibition game it's gonna continue to go the nfl completely biff this i would've told you just do your stand up your own person just do it stand up for yourself stand up and by the way happy birthday sam darnold happy birthday to my carmen's dad dad everybody's got to do list drop off the dry cleaning pickup some.
"torrey smith" Discussed on I Am Rapaport
"You made it through that scene the same way you've made it through everyone your seasons gino unscathed but unscathed is no way to go through life my man if you expect your players to step up to the challenges they face every day on and off the court then maybe you need to challenge yourself in another endeavor gino and if that's not something you're willing to do then seriously go get your shine box i'm kidding gino i'm kidding but take a leap of faith the worst that could happen is you might win a few games by two points and not fifty or maybe your team goes on a four game losing streak it happens to the best of them bouncing back as part of the process and it doesn't feel as bad as you might think chino we're done done if you wanna keep coming at me at the root keep coming at me i told you fifteen rounds ruff rugged and raw yes i do it hardcore i want to thank our guest torrey smith of the carolina panthers super bowl champion with d philadelphia eagles thanks for rocking with us on the poor stereo podcast g moody whose last name bronze with duty we're going to be back in primetime primetime podcast and coming up later on this week with meta world peace i did the premiere episode we talked about earlier so many bangers so many hits so much smashmouth podcast in rap port stereo podcast torrey smith thank you for rockin with the best congratulations on the super bowl congratulations on greener pastures with cam newton and the carolina panthers rapport stereo podcast i'm out.
"torrey smith" Discussed on I Am Rapaport
"Torrey smith it's michael rapaport was going on how you doing man can't complain i wi appreciate you coming on the im rappaport stereo park has i'm big fan big fan and you know i gotta tell you congratulations congratulations man they state house the high been and the excitement and just like you know the steria of being a super bowl champ for the second time in your career have you paid for a meal in philadelphia since won the championship gonna live in a few free meals and their attack couple of weeks but a lot of travel out of things i kinda come with it during the media circus thanks for filing slowdown now all that's good man that's good what are you going to do with the rest of your off season when do you start thinking about a football again yeah well for me i actually started working out keys two thousand eighteen she's in starts of me now starting to get back into it a little bit and really just grind start to crime work your way up 'cause definitely a long season so you don't wanna go into overkill but do that and focus on my charity work which is what i do offseason okay i wanna talk about that so so if you just started working out the other day and obviously we're months away what does this sort of workout that you do to sort of maintain to get you know preseason ready you kinda been our season the seasons.
"torrey smith" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"torrey smith" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"Brian in the project they did for espn had a lot of difficulty connecting are you trying to outsource reading now yes because your i says i'm i'm in a very vulnerable place okay you guys saw me during that break if you're just joining us i unleashed on an unholy mess upon the radio listening audience at the end of the last hour by trying to talk seriously about the kobe bryant rape stuff and my eyesight failed me and so did my knowledge and technology and i've been falling apart sentence in to defend himself of that he decided to quote bette davis lettering letter with a cushion iraqi sets correct if we wanna keep following and in the play by play on this this is an accurate recap and then blamed it on betty white that's right that's right and on you and espn for not allowing me to say a word i'm clearly not allowed to say i'm just surprised the bluster with what she said you didn't see anything wrong with it i am at a stage where my deterioration is happening right in front of your ears are you turning integrate cody i don't think i'm turning into greg cody i think i might be turning into hank goldberg without once all right here we go tori smith is going to join us in 10 minutes this is amino hasn't reaching into the magic creative content if you did not know that that music is meant to signal by lazy producers using i think 80s game show music that amino hasn't is ready to give you something from the magic creative content which is an actually magic it's just a little black box with an index card on it that reached the magic trade account not magic let's not acquaintance barely can't attract wire the pelicans better without cuts.
"torrey smith" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
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"torrey smith" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"Abdel jabbar is that the winner is that who you would point to and say that is the greatest athlete act oral of airplane of our time entered the dragon that athlete actor jim brown coal weather's call weather's jim brown terry crews and brought but how about now oic how 'bout now who could who could win who would actually four there for their acting abilities i'll carry on call drew and could rukamana nate robinson my still a solo the uh i'll tell you who might win but not for acting lebron james he my when a bunch oscars alleged producer he's getting into the hollywood producing thing well what does he what has he done so far he's done a game show he's done he's a part of that survivors were more bardot he's got his fingers and a lot of penn we were talking about this last week the idea of those guys must be having so much fun think about what's happening in the life of lebron james his guys his friends can get any meeting they want in hollywood these young black deuce phil jackson salted by calling a posse he can get any meeting he wants in hollywood all they have to do is say will bring lebrun two by they get into every room they wanna get into with every pitch they wanna get into because they can simply take their guy they're boy from childhood ra and be like we'll get him in the meaning for you he'll tell you what he's interested in and then all of a sudden you're not only getting these meetings you're getting all the options on what it is that you can do but your choosing you're not letting them choose you you're going to choose them but he white never said this leg i gotta look it up i'm going to look it up during the break and out correctly long enough that even see i know i'll get mike to get me some prescription glasses or read it for me i'm going to find this on this new fangled internet thing i every wants to god's ears support for the delegates arjona podcast comes from our friends at.
"torrey smith" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"I don't think betty white orb bette davis said the law his dance is this a famous quote i thought it was i was quoting it as if it was a famous quote but since we are seeing the inevitable lapse in the mic clear obvious deterioration and senility i thought i had a sharp tool man how i need people carry mike my big word i can't say all over the place he's doing this he he's the waiting for the popcorn at the same time as me to make this uncomfortable kind of connection ago not uncomfortable for me this whole lot of running this over we're his oscar win last night did kkob cement his legacy as the second best in guard once i have a number one no one else has an oscar they were one of the box plusminus say no uh no is he the second best shooting guard of all time i guess i mean who else the company because of the ask over can lau aci he wasn't he wasn't before last night but because they gave him an oscar what kind of question what it what if what if dwayne wade comes back and we'll wins multiple oscars real ones not the short animation one that nobody even knows what the other nominees armed up on a real oscar best picture best director best screenplay who from sports could win an oscar like who is somebody ray allen what did right ray allen is saluted as as the what are you looking at who is are you gonna credited his acting in a movie no no no no wait a minute wait around he's ta no no no old on second how many how many athletes have actually pulled it off in a meaningful role ray allen is one of the few that's been asked to everyone else is asked to play themselves in in basketball movies earn cameos karim.
"torrey smith" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"The i know but i i was a bold choices might withhold make my comes in during the break swings the door open as aren't because he feels me vulnerable and broke it oh i need glasses and i'm behind on technology and mike just comes in swings the door open he's like bold choice with two minutes left on the clock going to the serious kobe bryant rape stuff and then the door closes behind him with a click and i'm just left with my age my vulnerability and my shattered soul and my laughter and you that's right and you and that that not helpful gacko in the background as man aging zelda bitch choate a second a new it's still morning time in san diego man you give using those kind of words oh god it's awful is had a bad word that the radio i thought you could stay it no i thought you can say it i'm voting davis quoting nutty quote george karl max the everybody loves her how old is she opened the doors he doesn't care whether she gets find what i'm evidently battle based on my vision and the last segment bette davis died in 1989 did you mean betty white betty white alive although home when we win win win with mother you you the mother like this is all fall apart for me in real time you guys are seen willie mays tumbling i got nothing had some around this this is the end of the prime their end of the career really i'm dan i muhammed ali being beaten by trevor berbick in the bahamas is a key rattlers jersey.
"torrey smith" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"Like i just i went running and i'm like i got this i have done this a million tribals war and then bang right my face it's the pommel horse the side of the pommel horse uh were both favorite part about this is dan in the break is overcome with emotion is trying to come up with the reason why what happened and then finally just said in a very meek voice i need new glasses i i was horrified at the vulnerability of what happened to me in the last segment i'm telling you i felt so naked in front and the entire audience there because that's absolute i realized in front of you i need glasses i realized in front of you i've lost a step i realized in front of you that i can't do this with the same vision that i used to i'm doing weighing whose was was a real bold choice go into the kobe bryant apology with ninety seconds on time i thought i was going up by going to the sky over the rim was then clearing out the floor that i like this the why ben simmons don't worry about it against the thunder but i like i was javale mcgee there i got mike i got this i got this the next thing i know a fumble forty feet into the stand there's a zach randolph highlight from like when he was the knicks where he tries to clear our remember all over it one of the great were it was one of the great it was the play that i remember from zach randolph snicks career go youtube it more than any other play in zach randolph s entire next career yeah that was when zach randolph wasn't lovable none of that and lisa was wasn't an incredibly sensitive topic.