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"Because Amul Judge Kapar, in his brand new and terrific book, The People's Justice, cites the Judith French Counsel in the Cleveland voucher's case, used to get psyched up using this music. Good morning, Judge. Welcome to the Hugh Hewitt Show. Good morning. Can you hear me okay? I can. It's great to see you. Welcome. Glad you could do the video, Judge. Judge, I wanna begin by telling people a little bit about you, if they don't know much about you. You've been shortlisted for the Supreme Court twice. You're still a young man. I expect that to happen again. Born in Michigan, and your father wisely moved you to Ohio at a young age. I hope you grew up cheering for the Buckeyes and the Browns. Is that the case, Judge? You know, I'm not anti -Browns like you are anti -Bangles, but Joe Burrow and the Bengals living down by Cincinnati, it doesn't get much better than that. And so when the Bengals are out of it, I cheer for the Browns. I like them much better than those teams out east. And the cardiac kids were fun to watch as a kid, and Brian Sipe, and Bernie Kosar. But the Bengals are at least making it to the Super Bowl view, and this year we get to open and close with you. That's half a wrong answer, but let me press you, because Urban Meyer's listening right now, Judge. Were you a Buckeyes fan? Because you went to the Ohio State Law School for one year, then you transferred out to Bolt. Are you a Buckeyes fan, or did you root for that team up north? You know, my dad's a Michigan guy. I started with Michigan, but once I went to Columbus, it's infectious.
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"Yeah, you know, the only thing I want to add to that is, like, you know, people talk about the 13 seconds against the Chiefs, and the Bills should know better, but I'm like, look at maybe your last couple games where Russell Wilson just, you know, threw a prayer down the field and got a DPI to set up a game-winning field where his time expired, like, why don't you just try that, you know, just throw it down there, and I really want to go into Sean McDermott's mind, I know he got asked questions about it, but I'm like, was that pick six Hail Mary on his mind from Black Friday, where like, yeah, you know what, I'd rather go for it than we lose a game, I'm like, you know, it's the Jets, have more faith in your team with that, I don't think that was a process, but I'm like, what's going on in his mind where you have Josh Allen, who might have the strongest arm in the NFL, just throw it up, it's okay, I think have some little faith in your players, but he's seen a lot of, you know, blown, you know, blown assignments and miscommunication, maybe he got scared, and I know people are talking about firing this time on your map, but, you know, I don't know, it might be time for, like you mentioned with Sean McDermott, he maxed his ceiling, he touched it, ready to go on, you did what you could, it hasn't worked out, so that might be one of these jobs where like, you did not maybe expect to be open, and it could be, and it could, you know, kind of throw a little wrench there for all the coaching candidates. Yeah, no, it's well said, and I think, well, before we move on to the Eagles and Niners, which are gonna preview that game, because you could make an argument, it's best game of the year, little news, as we're doing this, as we're recording this podcast on Wednesday, well, I guess for you it's morning, for me it's early afternoon, Aaron Rodgers, the 21 day window has opened for Aaron Rodgers as the Jets are giving him an opportunity to return to practice, and I don't know how you feel, I'll try to be succinct with this, what? Like what, you're four and seven, and your offensive line looks like me, Gilberto, and three guys off the street, and you're thinking it's a good idea to put this guy back out there right now. Like, my personal opinion of this, I think this is an, hey, look at me, I might be able to practice, look at me, make sure I'm in the newspaper, make sure I'm in the headlines, I think Aaron Rodgers, I don't think it's unfair to say, despite what he says, he likes the headlines and he likes a little bit of attention, and I think this is what this is about, if the Jets actually put him in a game, everybody should be fired, everybody. I don't care if he's healthy, even if he has a miraculous recovery and all that, which I don't think frankly is possible, but if he does, you're going to put him in there when they're five and ten? I mean, what is the point of this? So I don't get it, I think the Jets are just trying to placate him at this point, but I also think it's insane that there's any idea that he might come back this season. Yeah, you know, I had a couple mixed feelings about this, like a couple weeks ago I'm like, you know what, it's been such a miserable season for the Jets, Aaron Rodgers, play a game for next year, it's been such a terrible year, maybe you need something good like that. And then the more they watch this team, and I see Tim Boyle struggle, Zach Wilson, Daniel Hackett, Randall Cobb can't play, Adam Lazar is not even doing anything, he's getting in trouble with the team already, it's like, these are all the choices from Aaron Rodgers, so if Aaron Rodgers plays, and he does well, and you win a couple of meaningless games, it's kind of like, it's an insurance for the franchise, Joe Douglas and Robert Salah, see, we got the right guy, it just didn't work out, and everything he's saying is telling us, it's true, it's okay, let's keep listening to the guy, and it's like, stop giving Aaron Rodgers everything that he wants, I get it, he came to your franchise to try to help you, but you tried it his way, and it didn't work out unfortunately because he's not available, but you gotta have some backup options, you gotta have a roster that could implement, just in case a 40-year-old quarterback gets hurt again next year, we should have a different backup who's more competent, stop getting your boys Aaron Rodgers, or get a wide receiver, or an OC who can work on the fly and just kind of call it a nice game to help out your backup, nothing has worked out with Aaron Rodgers' choices, I'm like, if he plays and he does well, it's more like, see, we did everything right, it just didn't work out, so let's keep doing everything we're doing right now with the healthy Rodgers, and it's like, no, you don't need that, have a couple, plan B, plan C, and try to figure out, because you gotta expect the worst when it comes to this franchise. Yeah, I just, I'm sorry, can you imagine what this is gonna be like if he comes back and blows his Achilles out again? Then what? Then when's he coming back? Like, if the Jets trot Aaron Rodgers out on the field, I don't care what he says, I don't care if he sits behind the scenes saying, look, I wanna be out there, and if I'm not out there, it's gonna be a problem, fine, then it's a problem, I'm not playing you, this is crazy, this is insane, it's like if Joe Burrow, like let's, and I honestly, I know he just had surgery, I'm not sure exactly what the timeline is, but let's say his timeline was four months to recover, and Joe Burrow was like, listen, I know we're hopelessly out of the playoff race, and it's week 17, and my wrist is basically, has like spaghetti tendons at the moment, but you know what I love to do? I like to go out and play against Kansas City on New Year's Eve because it's a rivalry, and I'm feeling like I oughta be out there. Like, there's no world where Zach Taylor's like, yeah, listen, Joe, that sounds like a good idea, let's do that. Like, at some point, you just have to shut him down. I can understand this to some extent, man, if they were in the playoff race or something, okay, you're still taking a huge chance, but I get it, you're four and seven and can't block anybody, you know? I mean, hell, you mentioned Allen Lazard, they signed him to a four-year deal, and Sala, in the presser the other day, is talking about how, yeah, you know, we've got Allen for another year and a half, he's already thinking about cutting him after two years. It's just, look, that team has been a wreck my entire life, well before I was born, okay? The idea that it's there's any merit in playing Aaron Rodgers right now is just nuts. The new CNN primetime is where the truth shines, taking you to the heart of the story and breaking through the noise. It's not about what I believe, it's about whether there is evidence. 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And right now, iHeart listeners get an exclusive 15% off any Skull IQ compatible earbuds or headphones with promo code Skullcandy15 on Skullcandy.com slash iHeart. Grab some today. Let's go to a team that wears green that actually has a clue. The Eagles, who are 10 and 1. They're hosting the 49ers. They have won games against Dallas, Kansas City and the Bills the last three weeks. All of which are very entertaining games. Now they take on the Niners. We'll get to the line in a little bit here because we're going to talk about it one more time here at the end. The Niners are favored in this game and yet it's in Philadelphia. If the Eagles win this game, they're essentially the one seed. I don't know that there's any way that they're not. They'd be three up with a breaker on the Niners. They're two up on the Lions right now already. And the Eagles, they're scheduled after this stretch is not that hard. They play Dallas again but after they get the Giants twice and they have Arizona. They're going to win these games. What are you looking for in this game more than anything else? You know just kind of the intensity level increasing and you know I keep trying to find a game where the Eagles are going to be like okay you know all right that game against the Bills feels like a trap game. You had so much emotion in that Arrowhead game against the Chiefs. You came back. You won. It was a Monday short week. You're kind of due for a track against the Bills. It almost came to fruition but they went to overtime and that's what they do man. They find the way to win and like you were mentioning people are saying well they haven't played their best and I'm like I bet the opponents of the Eagles are thinking yeah that means there's room for improvement. They're 10 and 1. They could get better. That's a scary sight for the rest of the NFL. So you know I keep trying to find a way okay there's got to be a letdown game for this team. Like you know hurts could be sometimes up and down. The secondary is terrible but not this week. They're like that there's such a rivalry there from from last year's you know what could have been should have been and I love this Hunter Redick's quote man I don't be caught it was like a lot of boohoo over there in San Francisco saying what if what could have been well come over to Philly and get it done. So that tells them they're gonna be hyped up for that game and and just say all right you know we want you to stop crying stop complaining we're gonna you know you know come to our house we're gonna show you a physical game and you know I'm just worried about the 49ers being so surprised man that they're actually we're gonna do our picks later but they're the favorites they're like minus two and a half or minus three in Philly but to me it's like this game I think the Eagles have circled it for the entire year whenever the counter came out so I think the intensity level is going to be high for this one and I can't wait for it. The Niners have spent the entire last nine months whining about the fact that they're a better team they should have won this game and look maybe I get it if you're a Niners player you're probably incredibly disappointed you get all the way to that game and then you have no shot I get it like I understand the feelings but when you spend nine months just constantly complaining about the situation like yeah that other team is going to be hyped up to the hilt for this game and by the way so are those fans so that is going to be an interesting spot. I'll give my pick later I'm looking forward to seeing how Purdy plays against the secondary because the Eagles one thing about him this year you can throw the ball all over I mean that they have not stopped teams from throwing the football I'm curious in this game can Purdy who as we just laid out he didn't play really what you play one series in the AFC title game I should have got knocked out the elbow injury like I'm curious what he does against the secondary this is the secondary you can throw the ball on so if the Niners are going to win this game that's how they're doing it they're going to be able they're going to be able to get the ball at you get the kiddo and the debo and on and on and on the flip side can the Niners get a pass rush against that Eagles offensive line Lane Johnson said he's going to be back it's a great front you know now we saw the Chiefs get five sacks and a half it gets felt off you but they play a little differently they bring a lot of different blitz packages can the Niners with that front four with Chase Young now can they get home that's those on both sides of the ball those are the two matchups I'm looking at um I think especially the latter one to me is fascinating who wins that matchup I think it's probably the point of the game yeah I think for me for in terms of matchup wise like what are the four Niners fall behind and the Eagles are just kind of controlling the the game script the tempo the pace whatever it is just being physical having long drives with the tush push fourth and one and Brock Purdy on the sideline cold uh you know Deebo can't get going seems he can't going so and we we know the stats about Kyle Shannon well I don't remember the stat but it's something terrible where like you fall behind the fourth quarter although like 36 or something yeah so I kind of want to see that play out and I think the 49ers need that for the like the last kind of check mark okay are you going to be are you are you finally going to win the Super Bowl we're going to Philly had kind of a physical gritty game maybe it's raining like just kind of have the worst conditions ever and come back and that game and then you go into the playoffs feeling good like right now the 49ers are playing the best football in the NFL this last three game stretch here to forget about the three game winning streak you know you know they should be ranked number one but it's just that that like people like to say the DNA of winning finding a way to do it the Eagles have that they're so talented and that's the scariest side like I mentioned they have room for improvement and they're 10 and 1 so they could get better and I feel like they might get better in this game because of all the crying the last nine months but I kind of want to see the Eagles having their pace and say you're here you're in our home try to win this way because the 49ers that's kind of their thing like they're a little they're physical on defense the second there's a little thin but that offense to me just feels like it's like a like a boxing match you know power against skill and you know what's going to win yeah I am fascinated I mean it also I'm curious in this game like how big of a loss is a funga in this game you know that's not going to show up when you're playing bad teams does it show up on Sunday all right real quick before we get into our bigger story and then the five lines as well of course so right now we talk playoff picture at the beginning of the show which team can be the conference who's on the outside of the playoff picture right now do you think will find their way into the playoffs so okay so a team though it's outside right now that will make it in you know keep looking at the Broncos like I kind of have like the soft spot for the Texans and that's why this game is so big we're gonna we're gonna do our picks here Broncos and the Texans but I keep having an eye on the Broncos man that defense you know I think they had with 14 takeaways in this game this fight game win this referee what it is but there was like a three game stretch where they had 12 oh my that's insane there so playing well defensively and then you know I'm gonna give credit to Sean Payne like you know Sean Payton it was his fault for you know yapping before the season and kind of putting a bullseye on his back and pretty much going to you know what it's a quick fix not gonna hack it and those guys they couldn't do anything watch me do it and they get you know rocked seven to twenty they're one to five but champagne is a good coach and I think if you just kind of didn't talk so much it's like okay all right let's have a process here it's our first year we're gonna get it done we're gonna figure out this roster from the previous regime these players do we like them that we don't and they've kind of gotten past that point okay let's see what we do our way and credit to Sean Payton you know being patient with Vance Joseph and such in this era where people are so impatient and just fire everybody he could easily fire Vance Joseph after September it was it was that bad and they're one of the best defensive units in the NFL and Sean Payne is doing an built-in offense it's kind of like all right Russell you're not the same dude but just play safe protect the ball just give it to your running backs throw it to courtland study whenever we need a ball to be thrown for third or one or or red zone target and it's getting it's working so you know I want to see this defense against CJ Stroud and I think that I'll be the way my pick will kind of turn out I don't want to take the easy route so I'll go with the Broncos but those two teams are in my radar well it works out it's funny I'm actually gonna go with Houston so I think Houston I think Houston's gonna get to 11 wins I think Houston's gonna their schedule's a joke I mean they beat Denver their schedule's really easy down the stretch now I will say Houston's a young team and Houston is the reason Carolina is not winless okay and they lost to Atlanta like they can lose some games they shouldn't but I am taking my feeling on this give me the best quarterback it's not in the playoffs right now and for me Stroud is that kind you could argue Stafford that's fine and maybe we're both dumb for not taking an NFC team because the NFC is such a wreck but I I'll go Stroud I'll go Stroud and the Texans I think they'll they'll find their way in so that that Houston game with Denver as you say huge game major importance real quick actually before we get to the five best games bigger story look we got to bring it up even though the Panthers are 110 right now Frank Reich fired after 11 games I mean that's unheard of Nathaniel Hackett got more games than that Urban Meyer got more games than that Frank Reich universally respected in the NFL one of the good guys by every account and yet he's gone after 11 games one and ten David Tepper moving on couldn't even pronounce his name right in the press conference kept saying I kept saying it wrong what is the bigger story moving forward for the Panthers is it the struggles of Bryce Young was nine touchdowns eight picks this year including a bunch of pick sixes or is it David Tepper's inability to stay out of the football side of operations yeah that's a good question I'm gonna go with Bryce Young let's just help David Tepper figures out oh crap I told people to pick Bryce Young or I didn't say I kind of just initiated or just kind of hinted hey keep keep going with that guy over there instead of CJ Stroud so maybe he feels like all right I effed up here but we got to go work on on the pick that I made so you know I'm gonna go with Bryce Young he like I'm gonna be honest he looks terrible it looks bad doesn't look like he belongs out there and you know the size you know every time I watch him play I'm like he's small out there and you gotta you gotta build a better roster to help him out you can't be a creator away from the pocket that's that was one of the skills of Alabama if you don't have a good offensive line if you don't have any weapons either and you know I'm so mad at myself for thinking this team's gonna be decent in the off season I'm like Miles Sanders not bad dealing mingo okay and I'm like what was I thinking I'm giving this offense a chance and the other part too man it's like you know Tepper building this all-star coaching staff okay they could probably do something here with Frank Wright and I should have known the second that they missed out on Ben Johnson and Frank Wright was prize number two and Tepper was meddling with the coaching staff that's probably not a good recipe to building a good coach over there so but they're stuck with Bryce Young you don't have a first round pick because you gave it away to the Bears you don't have a number one wide receiver because you gave them to the Bears with DJ Moore so and you thought this offensive line bringing them back was the answer it wasn't so you got to rebuild the offensive line get weapons get a good running back and help out your quarterback so I think until then until they do that and get the right personnel I don't want to write off Bryce Young again this in this era people are very impatient it's not looking good I'm not going to deny that but you got to go and somehow give Bryce Young a fighting chance he was your number one pick that you gave up a whole boat load of picks and DJ Moore for so make it work so yeah look you could go either way here I'll always take the temper angle just because you want Bryce Young look I have been a fan of teams that have bad ownership and you're just screwed like there is no way around it okay I am a Knicks fan I have gone through my entire life of James Dolan just getting in the way and finally it appears that he's so tired of being in the way that he's finally just sat down and oh look at that the Knicks are probably going to win 50 games this year okay like it's it is the worst thing that can happen in your franchise okay I for years and years and years my entire life I was an Oakland A's fan in baseball like they've literally gotten me to the point I don't even watch baseball anymore like I hate the owners so much excuse me John Fisher I cannot stand them with such a passion that I will not room for them and I've gotten to know some people in the Brewers organization I'm like yeah that's fine them never thought it was possible I was never somebody who could ever change teams the ownership actually forced me to do it I worry that Tepper is one of these owners who just can't get out of his own way he just cannot like look man I don't care where you made your billions I don't care you didn't make them in the NFL you don't know you don't know and that's a problem like in the NFL guys come in from all walks of life from all types of businesses where they've made their fortunes and of course wherever they were they were extremely successful the problem with that becomes a lot of these guys didn't think well then I'll be successful doing this I know what I'm doing the NFL is a different beast and excuse me and with that some guys learn okay I gotta be more hands-off here and I gotta hire people to do the job and get out of their way and some people never learn that I mean Jerry Jones has been Jerry Jones's entire tenure as the owner of the Cowboys the only thing that saved him early was Jimmy Johnson the second Jimmy Johnson got run off how's that been going I mean you know look you look at Daniel Snyder in Washington the train wreck forever the best owners in the NFL are the ones who hire football people and get out of the has not been able to do that we'll see maybe he'll learn maybe he'll grow he's a young owner but my concern is that Tepper's just going to be one of these guys who's constantly involved the good news is for the pants is I think he's willing to spend the money I think he wants to win but none of that matters if he's the one constantly making the football's decisions and that is where right now from Carolina I'm concerned yeah if you don't get a wake-up call and look yourself in the mirror after this the way it turned out with the number one pick and this whole hiring process with Frank Wright and then also meddling and saying hey pick these guys it's also our team then he's probably gonna learn for a long time and you're probably right there like that's kind of a scary sight to know that this guy could be around for 10 20 years and still be meddling and and just kind of say you know what do that and do that and that could be a whole issue and you know and real quick credit to Albert Breer and Connor Orr for I checked on Monday show and you know one thing that I forgot about like the Panthers can't figure out if they want to start winning now or rebuilding like they trade CMC they keep Brian Burns like they trade DJ Moore you know and think and they go spend money in the opposite thing for Bryson like figure out a route for his path and stay committed and see what happens oh great points by those guys very true um all right let's get in to the week 13 lines as always got a five pack of them uh we're gonna start with Thursday night's game Seattle coming off of a couple of losses now at Dallas, Dallas Satan 3 trying to stay near Philadelphia trying to make that rematch at home matter with the Eagles um the Cowboys are laying nine and a half a huge line and they have been great at home this year they've destroyed teams um they've also played the commanders and the Giants and the Jets and the Pats at home so the Seahawks a little bit of a step up in class but the Seahawks struggling nonetheless you liked uh Dallas here and if you do do you like him by the full nine and a half yeah I'm glad you asked that last part because for some reason I keep believing the Seahawks are gonna make games close like I gave them the the seven points against the 49ers I gave them the seven points against the Ravens getting beat down and I think I'm gonna give them the eight and a half points and Dallas wins a lot at home and I don't know why I keep believing in Seattle but obviously the pick is a cowboy I'm not gonna go away from that it's gonna be the Cowboys but eight and a half is a lot of points and they're just too talented and I just don't learn my lesson went to the Seahawks team and Matt maybe maybe we jinxed ourselves when you're brought up the other day hey we actually picked the Seahawks to be in Super Bowl one of our I guess our previews way back in April and they've been terrible ever since so you know I'll just say this real quick I know we didn't get a chance to talk about the NMC when it came to you know teams making the playoffs but if the Seahawks go 0-4 which they're they're 1-0 or 0-1 already because the 49ers they lose to the Cowboys lose to the 49ers lose to the Eagles again I don't want to see you in the playoffs you you don't belong in the playoffs you can't compete with these top dogs at least maybe the Rams or the Packers get a sniff here because at least the Packers are just gonna beat the Lions and you know the the Rams beat the Seahawks twice I don't want to see you in the playoffs so unless you if you go on four here in this stretch here you don't belong in it so show me some fight and I'm gonna take the eight and a half points in the Seahawks for my last kind of like all right don't fool me anymore one more try here but I'm taking the Cowboys okay I'm taking the Cowboys and I'm swallowing the points because I have been like you I have picked Seattle to cover I feel like every game and I'm just tired of it I'm tired of watching Seattle I'm like hey man I I wrote like we do our our best picks of the week every every week with Craig Ellenport and I I remember writing very strongly when I'm like why are the Seahawks big dogs against Baltimore this is stupid and I beat by like 40 points and I was like all right you know listen I guess we're all bound to have those days but that hurts and then I picked them to cover against San Francisco and that game was it was a killing so I'm not going to go that route I like Dallas in this game I think Dallas is playing great football Dak is playing excellent football some of the best of his career the last couple months I always worry about Dallas when they play really good teams but I think Seattle at this point is a decent team so I think they will handle business I think they will win at home it's a short week but it's not really because both of them played last Thursday so you know it really is a full week of practice for both sides of course Dallas getting the comfy confines I I like the Cowboys in this game something like 30 to 20 I think it's right around the number but if I have to go one way or the other on the number I will take Dallas who who has been blowing teams out so give them credit all right on the ASG side as we mentioned earlier a couple times really important game in Houston haven't been able to say that in a long time but this year the Texans are much better they are six and five Denver is six and five on a five-game winning streak Denver is weird in the sense that you watch these games and you're never like yeah Denver looks great but they just keep finding a way to win and give them credit some of those wins are coming it's really good football teams shout out to the Bills who can't count and the the Texans laying three and a half at home in what is not only a big games is for the for record but for tiebreaker as well here a huge game do you like Denver or Houston uh in energy stadium it's a tough one and I know earlier in the show I I picked the Broncos or against the team to probably make it in the playoffs and it won't make sense because I'm going with the Texans here and I just realized that because I also did it on our mmqb pickums and I hate to change and like when people ask me to make picks I just keep them all the same I hate to lose track and whether they choose either so it doesn't make sense I picked the Broncos earlier but I'm gonna go with the Texans to win this game here and you know they're home I go with the Bronx I think the Broncos could cover that three and a half there you know it should be a close game could be one of these one-point games or one of these close games like as time expires the field will kind of thing so you know I do like the Broncos defense you know but it's CJ straight out kind of gets on a hot stretch there with tank there or Nico Collins and scores a couple touchdowns do we trust Russell Wilson and kind of you know get a couple scores going from playing from behind like they've benefited from short fields from all these takeaways too so you know I gave Sean Payton his credit earlier and Russell Wilson but if Stroud gets back in a heater and it's kind of a little he was a little quiet for his standards which says a lot for rookie last week against the Jaguars like he had a couple big plays to tank there and he kind of was a little quiet in the fourth quarter but he set it up for that field goal and they missed it but you know I think CJ Stroud being at home and just being able to put up points that's why I leaned with the Texans but I expect a close game yes I'm gonna take the Texans all again I'll swallow the three and a half points look I think Denver deserves all the credit in the world for one five straight here they could have folded the tent they could have sold off half the team they didn't do that and they've won five straight kudos to them the problem I have is a lot of these games have been like hey we've gotten eight turnovers from the other team I mean the Bills and the Chiefs basically were like here's the game beat us and both those games came down to it I mean even though the Chiefs lost 24 to 9 I think it was 14 9 with five minutes left and the Chiefs fumbled a punt return so they're on five yard line that was the game and we all saw the Bills game which is one of the most ridiculous football games of the year I feel like Denver deserves credit and yet at the same point it also deserves a little bit of like closer analysis Minnesota did the same thing Minnesota turned the ball over a million times and and yet barely lost and then last week it's like Dorian Thompson Robinson quarterback I don't know I I feel like if Houston doesn't turn the ball over three or four times away in this game so I will take Houston Denver by the way is a huge stretch for them five in a row but now three game road swing Texans Chargers Lions you got to win two of them you got to win two of them you're gonna make the playoffs you got to win two of these games they could beat the Chargers hell everybody can beat the Chargers but like can you win one of those two others and can you handle business against LA that's a question for me I like the Texans in this game I do think it's somewhere in that range give me Houston the 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"urban meyer" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports
"Fan, tastic day, my name is Zach shameer. This is strong opinion sports episode 400 and 30 welcome in. Let's jump right in. Kind of this is a big story that I am not surprised by. It's been building up to this for a while. Here it is. The Jacksonville Jaguars have fired their head coach, urban Meyer, and number one, I want to say, I feel bad for Jaguars fans. I think that these poor people who have had, I would not want to be a Jaguars fan. It seems like a miserable fan base to be a part of as far as like you guys just lose and lose and lose and I know people were excited. I was not very fired up when I hired Herbert Meyer. But the last thing I would want to do is just crap all over people who I remember when urban Meyer was hired a lot of people felt like he was exactly what the Jaguars needed and I think for Jaguars fans, it was a bit of hope. And so I just I'm really sorry didn't work out. I'm sorry for you guys that he wasn't what you guys wanted him to be. I did see this coming. I never felt good about the hire. And there are a bunch of stuff that's been piling up against urban Meyer recently. I don't know that he would have made it through the season. Regardless of what happened. But the final straw recently is that a story came out that apparently he kicked the Jaguar's former kicker, Josh Lambeau. He was like stretching or something, the kicker was. And urban Meyer just kicked him. It said, make your effing kicks and that's super unprofessional. First of all, what if he like hurt the guy? I mean, can you can you imagine if a coach like Bill Belichick hurt one of his own players by kicking him? It sounds like it wasn't Josh namaste. 'cause like a 5 out of ten, I don't want to be overdramatic here, but the bottom line is that is super unprofessional. To have your head coach kicking a player. I've never heard of anything like that. And I feel like I say that over and over but over again about urban Meyers that he's doing stuff wrong that I've never seen.
"urban meyer" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"So I like the cowboys. I think the cowboys are really good. I think they're gonna be right there among the top contender the NFC. And the reason I like them is because they're showing this here, they can win games in a variety of ways. And this was one of the weeks where dak Prescott didn't play very well in this game, but they still won because they came out and they got a dominant defensive performance for the first, I don't know, at least 40 minutes or so. And it was just mounted enough of a lead that it was too late for them to actually cough it up in the end. So I thought this was ugly as the end was. I thought this was a really encouraging game for Dallas once again and not to mention one that sort of gives them pretty comfortable control of that division. Yeah, totally. It was really necessary to ensure that they win the division because the schedule is kind of weird. There's a ton of NFC east games in the last few weeks of the season, so because of Washington's resurgence, it was possible, they could still be in the mix. But this game essentially, as you said, Gary gave the cowboys the breathing room they needed. And they figured out ways to play. Incredible game changing plays by Micah Parsons who may break The Rookie sack record, you have Randy Gregory making defensive plays. The identity of this team has really changed because of the life that Dan Quinn has breathed into the defense. Yeah, and it was interesting. Even though dak didn't play well, I do feel like almost like he's experimenting with some stuff like he looked different in the pocket like almost like lighter. It looked like he was there was like some kind of interesting, I don't know, it's hard to describe, but sort of the way he was tinkering with some of the stuff maybe his delivery is footwork a little bit. I think that could lead to some interesting stuff down the road. Maybe some better stuff is move forward. But if you're Mike McCarthy, you got to win this game. If you guarantee victory at the beginning of the week and then both coaches get chat butts about it, you can't you can't win. And so I feel like it wasn't necessarily a statement when it's not like one of those Tom Coughlin I'm all in moments, but it was kind of like, yeah, we're gonna win and then you once. So I think that's like that's a good thing because if the opposite happened that you would look really bad. I thought it wasn't quite a guarantee. He was saying we're gonna win this game because we need to win this game. What do you guys think? Where do you fall? Did you think it was a guarantee? Well, here's what I think. I think that I didn't know that there was essentially like a gentleman's agreement not to do this in the NFL. Like Ron Rivera's response in like kind of talking about how upset he was when this happened..
"urban meyer" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"Again, we had a bumbling performance dealing with the topic of Aaron Rodgers having misled the public or the media rather on the status of his vaccination, even though the team did know comments from collinsworth and Al Michaels that Aaron Rodgers likes to need all the media a little bit and sort of a strange comment conversation in which collinsworth said we've all been in a similar firestorm like that and potentially implying that maybe Rogers would appreciate Green Bay a little bit more through that process. It just didn't seem like anything that was sensical. I certainly haven't been in the middle of a firestorm because I misled people about my vaccination status and I imagine that the majority of the viewers also haven't been. So I just didn't know where he was going with that point. And you know, can he needs to be frustrating that you have this national audience? You have the Sunday Night game. And instead of preparing to discuss off the field topics in a again, a thoughtful manner that would actually contribute something to the conversation. We constantly see them modeling their way through. And I think it really does a disservice to the intelligence of the viewers. Yeah, legions of accountants and lawyers and bartenders waiters saying classic Rogers. I remember when I completely misled my boss about my vaccination status, you know, totally totally with you on that one. Chris also called closing time by semi sonic, a country song, which was just a bad night overall from Chris without an H I would. I'll take the counterpoint. I will say, you know, and we all host a podcast. Sometimes you just get you get caught in like a nonstop cycle of platitudes that mean absolutely nothing and you just can't stop saying them. And I feel like that's what sort of unfolded tonight on the broadcast. That's true. I mean live any live broadcast would be difficult and it would be challenging. Certainly Shelby are wonderful producer can attest to the number of times that we have errors that we have to bleep out and we're recorded podcasts. So we have that benefit. But if you are in this job and you're spending your week preparing for this game, you could at least prepare talking points ahead of time, right? You know you're going to touch on this subject. You don't have to say the thing that is the worst possible thing to say. What do you think? I consistently picture his note card and it's just like, you know, like under the heading. Antonio Brown and there's like one column that says $1 million smile and then another that says talk critically about issues of domestic violence and he's just like $1 million smile. And we're like, Aaron Rodgers, fun to lie about vaccination status or like, maybe we should just admit to people we're unvaccinated..
"urban meyer" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"They go out to Tennessee and lose 20 to nothing in this one. But the story as of the entire weekend pretty much is more urban Meyer stuff. And this time it came from a very unusual source, which is the league's in-house media arm who reported all sorts of unhappiness with Meyer among players, Marvin Jones specifically among staff who allegedly at least implied were losers as a pair as compared to him who is a winner at 211 at this point. But I guess he was probably in like two and ten or two and 9 when he said that. But this is just more smoke around what continues to be in utter disaster, like this could not possibly be going worse right now. Yeah, and another day when Trevor Lawrence, he throws four interceptions and you just wonder what the heck is urban Meyer actually doing to get the most out of Trevor Lawrence. But beyond that, he just seems like a guy that doesn't want to be in the NFL. That thought he could just walk in and that it would be easy and he wouldn't have to change his approach or rethink his approach or try anything new. He just could do the same thing he's always done. And very quickly realized he was out of his depth, which was elucidated by his postgame remark to Vick Fangio. That's every week is like playing Alabama. And he just, now he seems like a guy who just doesn't want to be here. I mean, his postgame press conference was really bizarre, you know, there was the question about the offensive line, play being poor and the reporter seemed very worked up about it. And urban Meyer was just like, the reporter said something like, you know, they're paid too much to be playing this poorly. I never admire was just like, yeah. And then there was the part where he was saying anyone who's leaking information will be terminated immediately. It's like, when you're at the point, this goes for any organization. When you're at the point, when you care more about who is leaking the information, then the fact that what is being leaked happened and is not good and is not being received well, then you're just really, you can't go on as a leader at that point anymore. Yeah, I realized that the previous four years has kind of given us a different perspective on leaks and whistleblowers and a different take on it, I guess, from a leadership perspective, but like most sane people would view that as, oh, I need to look at myself and see what I'm doing wrong because it seems like an awful lot of people are upset with me. And instead it was like, no, I'm gonna get to the bottom of this and just fire everybody. But that illustrates to me sort of the bottom line difference. Like know, I saw people sort of saying, oh, well, he's always been like this, but that doesn't mean it's a good thing..
"urban meyer" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"Bronco stat right off the top here. They win this game 38 and no winning streak for the Lions. But the Broncos are there one of those teams that are right in it, 7 and 6 in the AFC wild car race, but they are 6 O when they force multiple turnovers in a game this year. And they got they got two in this game. That's kind of I can't remember where I was talking about. We're in the Denver stations at me on and they were like, oh, does this team have to do to get ten wins? I was like, I got to get like 30 to 35 turnovers this year. Like it's got to be a team that just gets multiple takeaways every week. That's stylistically how they're gonna have to do it and it's literally how they're having to do it this year. Yeah, and that interception by Justin Simmons was really beautiful. I mean, he's one of the best defenders in the NFL. And he reached out for the ball and I thought what was so impressive was that he instinctively brought it into his chest so that when he tumbled to the ground, the ball didn't fall out. Which is just, you know, it was just the gravity defying type of play, but also to be that aware in the moment of where you need to put the ball was pretty impressive. Strong running game by the Broncos and also the tribute that they had at the beginning of the game with only ten men on the field to signify the loss of damarius Thomas was a really beautiful way to pay tribute. Absolutely. Yeah. And I think this Broncos team is going to hang tough. I mean, you know, there are 7 and 6 at this point. I still think my prediction is true that they might end up the season with the top 5 defense. I think that they're playing really well. I think the schedule breaks for them in a certain way here. And that's a team that I just wouldn't want to face in the playoffs..
"urban meyer" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"So I think for that reason, they probably don't want to make another move, but then you see a performance like this one. And it's just so lopsided. It's so ugly. It's a team that looks like it has absolutely no identity or direction. So it's like, well, where do you actually go from here? Yeah, I mean you stayed the whole week out there too. You're out west. It's not like you were unprepared for the trip. You know, the organization kind of shelled out the additional money to make that happen and to make it look competitive and I haven't seen anything out of this to legitimize another year, but it's interesting, Jenny, like, a lot of people just kind of blamed Dave gettleman flat out for this, but the reason that Jason Garrett was moved on from was because the team was so talented but not playing up to its capability. So it's like Dave gettleman had a hand in that too. You know, he made them theoretically talented on paper. And the underperformance part of it isn't necessarily in his control. So it's interesting to see how they kind of reason their way in and out of this and to your other point, it's hard. I mean, good GMs aren't going to take that job. You're going to have to take someone who's Friends with Joe judge with the understanding that you're going to fire that person too once you get rid of Joe judge. And that's really the only way you're going to be able to do that. I will say on the lighter side of things in this game. Not for the Giants, but for the Chargers. Justin Herbert made just a couple of spectacular throws in this. There was one where he was rolling right, ended up throwing back downfield to the other side of the left hatch. I don't know. I just last week when the Giants lost to the dolphins, Logan Ryan had made that sort of snarky comment about oh he's the Logan Ryan would be the emergency quarterback and he could do it like two works. He's just be wrong short again and again and whatever. Justin Herbert in this game delivered this touchdown of the middle of the field at the same sort of scrambled set his feet fired it, I don't know whatever it ended up being 50 something yards. To guyton against what was basically a cover four look, there were two safeties back there. They just didn't expect Justin Herbert to fire a laser on the run over their heads into the end zone. And they just sort of zoomed in on Logan Ryan after that touchdown and he just sort of had this blank stare on his face, just like looking out into the middle distance, just kind of, I don't know, maybe reassessing his life and what he thinks of quarterbacks at this point. But Justin Herbert just sort of, I don't know. It felt like he just ate away at a little bit of Logan Ryan's soul with that throw. Yeah, I mean, the Chargers have been a team that's a little bit hard to get a handle on this season because they've alternated wins and losses and you're never quite sure what to expect of them on any given week. But throws like the ones Herbert made today make you think that they're a team if they are in the tournament, Gary Ken. Thank you..
"urban meyer" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"It absolutely matters. And today we got probably what will be the play that will just sort of be shown on a loop, which was two Jaguars receivers. I believe it was a discussion and Laquan treadwell running out into their routes and then immediately colliding with each other. And it looks like part of like a bad Montage from like the worst unrealistic Disney movie ever saw where, oh, this team is so slapped ash and yell, but they'll get together and they'll fix in the end. Like no, those were professional football players who ran into each other. Those are world class athletes who just ran into each other. Awful. Yeah, and Gary, I mean, sorry to cut you off, and by the way, you can say angels in the outfield twice in the same podcast. It's fine. We can reference the same movie. There were lots of really good bloopers in that movie, one of my favorites. As an aside, all star cast there. Christopher Lloyd, Matthew McConaughey, Adrien Brody, Danny Glover. It's just a really big time movie. Oh, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. But Jenny, you and I covered the jets. We covered a Brian schottenheimer offense. I believe I got two years of a Brian shot and heimer offense. I've never seen two receivers run into each other. I saw them play some pretty good games with some pretty bad to middle to bad quarterback play. So I don't know. I mean, I just think it's just so ridiculous to be blaming that on an assistant coach when in Daryl bevel. Same thing. I mean, you know, he's won a Super Bowl, you know? He's not a loser. So I don't know. This whole thing just seems sort of ridiculous to me. Bears packers. All right, so the Sunday Night game ended up being it was pretty exciting. We had we did the math just now. 31 points in the last 5 minutes of the first half, which added a little bit of a twist to what ended up being comfortable packers went over the bears. Yeah, I mean, certainly going into this game, we predicted a blowout, and it ended up being a packers win by a handy margin handy. I think I should start again. All right, sorry, Shelby. Three, two, one. Yeah, I mean, going into this game, we expected a blowout, a not very exciting game, and it certainly ended up as a big packers win. But Justin Fields kept things interesting in the first half. He throws a pick 6, but then right after that, throws another touchdown. And so that was a good sign of bouncing back from mistakes and continuing to learn and develop as a rookie quarterback. But then you get to the second half and it's pretty much all Green Bay and the game ended up pretty much where we thought it would end up. Yeah, Matt nagy teams in the second half this year have been very puzzling. And some coaches you sort of see shine in the adjustment period, right when you go into halftime, you have a chance to look at things and although I understand that halftime is not what the lay fan expects for you're totally revamping the game plan and changing everything. I mean, you're kind of just checking in with everybody, essentially..
"urban meyer" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"Titans Jaguars so the Jaguars continue their season. They go out to Tennessee and lose 20 to nothing in this one. But the story as of the entire weekend pretty much is more urban Meyer stuff. And this time it came from a very unusual source, which is the league's in-house media arm who reported all sorts of unhappiness with Meyer among players, Marvin Jones specifically among staff who allegedly he at least implied were losers as a pair as compared to him who is a winner at two and 11 at this point. But I guess he was probably in like two and ten or two and 9 when he said that. But this is just more smoke around what continues to be in utter disaster, like this could not possibly be going worse right now. Yeah, and another day when Trevor Lawrence, he throws four interceptions and you just wonder what the heck is urban Meyer actually doing to get the most out of Trevor Lawrence. But beyond that, he just seems like a guy that doesn't want to be in the NFL. That thought he could just walk in and that it would be easy and he wouldn't have to change his approach or rethink his approach or try anything new. He just could do the same thing he's always done. And very quickly realized he was out of his depth, which was elucidated by his post game remark to Vic Fangio, that's every week is like playing Alabama. And he just, now he seems like a guy who just doesn't want to be here. I mean, his postgame press conference was really bizarre, you know, there was the question about the offensive line, play being poor and the reporter seemed very worked up about it. And urban Meyer was just like, the reporter said something like, you know, they're paid too much to be playing this poorly..
"urban meyer" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports
"I just feel kind of bad for that because you failed because you didn't have enough maturity. Urban Meyer failed 'cause he's fake and disingenuous and inauthentic and needs to deal with his personal problems. There's no sad story there. It's just a rich dude being crappy. That's awful. So the problem here is, I think the owner SHAD Khan is responsible for hiring urban Meyer. They get his fandom get ahead of his analysis and he's got the money so he makes a payment and nobody's gonna get held accountable because it was SHAD Khan's pick . I just hope they get someone good next year. And they have Trevor Lawrence. Trevor Lawrence should be attractive to a top coach. I talked about earlier in the episode about how urban Meyer and for some reason I'm like a moth to flame. This urban Meyer story has been all consuming all my thoughts recently. It's so fascinating. I talk about urban Meyer has no credibility now. He can't recruit. His players are laughing at him. Here's the lesson from urban Meyer, like another another one of many lessons from urban Meyer. Urban Meyer needs to own it. He should have had a team meeting on Monday, played the video. You know how ballsy that would be? Play this stupid embarrassing video. The worst thing you can do is hide your secret. If you have a secret and you get caught, open it up, let them read the emails. There's a great TV show called mayor of east town MA RE of east town. It's on. I think it's on HBO Max. I watched it. Effing brilliant show. I could not recommend it enough. It's about how dangerous it is to hide secrets. The best thing urban Meyer can do is walk in. You know, Monday morning after that incident and say, boop, here it is on screen. Watch what I did. Say, I screwed up. I'm embarrassed of this moment. I hate to just own it. Share with people. It's radical thinking, but radical thinking is what it takes to be successful in this world and overcome.
"urban meyer" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports
"Tone. You're the head coach. They look to you for guidance and follow your example. Urban Meyer's example is horrible. And I just the fact that he didn't fly home with the team. He's doing naughty dumb stuff. It sounds like he's not even owning up to what really happened. The minute the players lose respect for him, you got to fire him. It's already happened. The owner doesn't respect him. The players are laughing at him. You got to get rid of the guy. I don't know how you retain urban Meyer any longer. And you got to fire urban Meyer. All right, well, guys, I'm going to take a short break when I return, we will do ask Zach, my favorite part of the show, we will dive into questions from the audience. I love you. I.
Jaguars Coach Urban Meyer Dismisses USC Coaching Rumors: 'No Chance'
"You guys see Schefters report that Urban meyer's commented on the usc job. He said he is not interested. There's no chance i'm here. And i'm committed to trying to build this organization. Yeah and he's never lied before about leaving a team to coach somewhere else. Lager you searching for the chickens right now. Searching for nick sabin. I'm not going to be the alabama head coach. no one's buying that right with our reminder. He could be telling the truth he could have zero interest in it but he is not someone who you can believe any credible thing that he did no visa way to go here as well. What else is he going to say. He's employed by the jaguars. I mean we're already having these rumors swirl around him two weeks into a regular season that by all reports is off to a pretty rocky start. Yeah he's not gonna come out and say yes. I'm very interested. He benefits from having his name associated with that. Somehow those usc by the way it's mutual benefit with his
"urban meyer" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"He's like that's people are saying. That's what i want. And urban meyer saying no. Give me the kid who was always famous. And you know didn't necessarily have to work for anything but It two things on this. That still drive me insane. The first in the monday night. Game louis riddick and bryan and brian greasy were saying. Oh yeah travis. Each and before he got hurt. They're saying We talked to everybody this week and production meetings. He's going to be running back. He's not a wide receiver so we spent four weeks talking about how he was going to be a wide receiver. And that this pick had some sort of a meaning beyond i took a first round running back but then no you're just gonna use them as running back and second. How flawed is this personnel strategy. And how hard is it going to be to back out of it if you need to fire this guy right like if urban meyer drafting off of rivals you know in stocking this thing. Full of you know frail five star recruits. Like if you're gm that comes in after this. It's it's going to be like when chris ballard got to the colts. It's like whoa. Like i got some work to do here now. The was different situation. I think ryan grigson actually did have a good offensive line there but there is some stuff that was messed up there. But you know there's going to be a real like holy crap moment there what's going to be. We just got a bunch of like really fast guys from college and we need to do a lot tier to build the infrastructure. I saw recently. Urban meyer gave peter king of the football morning in america column an example. That shows how he wants to be running his team in jacksonville and i don't know if the example showed what meyer thought it showed was. How josh allen. Obviously his josh allen. The buffalo josh allen was in the hospital with his wife she just given birth and there was a recommendation from the nurse regarding supplementing formula and the wife wanted to only breastfeed know all the specifics but the end result was urban meyer. Josh allen told urban meyer which great that they have a close relationship but then urban meyer called. The ceo of the hospital then apparently gave some order to the nurse to back down from her directions as a medical professional. And you know. I think it's sort of interesting to for meyer to be trying to share with a prominent national media member that he has this influence in jacksonville where he can call the ceo of a hospital and have them give advice to the medical professionals on behalf of his player. He also made the point that he wants his players to be able to perform at their top levels. And that means everything off the field settled and if he can ship in in ways to make sure that's the case then he will and you know given some of the parts of myers track record at florida and ohio states. That hasn't always been done in a way. That is good for society at large so i thought that was a somewhat strange example to illustrate and really all i took from that is that he's sort of exerting his power and influence in the city and i think it all gives a little bit of an indication perhaps of how he views himself how uses authority and the sway that he pulls and that's not always a great thing in an nfl locker room with a team of professionals. It's it's not always a great thing in a lot of places that is wild truly horrifying stuff. When i'm when my son was born in the nurse that you have to wear a mask..
Some Jaguars Players 'Aren't Thrilled' With Urban Meyer, NFL Analyst Says
"How some of the players are sick of urban Meyer. We've already heard the stories about how urban Meyer thinks he's back at Ohio State. He thinks he's back at Florida. He's trying to remind the players. Hey, you need to hydrate. I don't know. Maybe he'll tell them, uh, you know, maybe wash your hands when you finish using the restroom. Maybe that's going to come next. Maybe he'll tell them Cover your mouth your nose when you sneeze. I don't know. We have people in 2021 who just think germs don't spread, but that's besides the point. The fact is, the Jaguars are trash. Hopefully, Trevor Lawrence can help dig them out before urban Meyer decides the bail. You
Trevor Lawrence Gets Nod as Jacksonville Jaguars' Starting QB for Week 1
"Three. Jacksonville Jaguars, finally announcing that number one overall pick Trevor Lawrence will get the start next week. Well, excuse me Get to start week one versus the Houston Texans. Jaguars coach Urban Meyer had repeatedly stated during training camp that Lawrence was in competition with former starter Gardner Minshew for the starting job. I'm Dan Schwartzman, that your
Urban Meyer: Cutting Tim Tebow was 'right thing' for Jaguars to do
"Was announced earlier today. Tim tebow former quarterback trying to be a tight end for the jacksonville. Jaguars was released by the team. He had one. He had one game under his belt with the jaguars. It was a preseason game over the weekend. It did not go that well for tim tebow thus he was released earlier today by the
NFL Fines Jaguars, Cowboys, 49ers for OTA Violations
"Or their O t a practice. What is that deal? I don't know. The story does not explain what's going on the Jaguars 49 years and Cowboys have all been fined. For organized team activity violations OTAs or the voluntary practices that we just had, which a lot of teams canceled. The Cowboys fined $100,000 Mike McCarthy was flying $50,000 Have you told me Mike McCarthy messed up? I believe you Okay, I believe you, but they practice in their fake punch a lot or something. But the school fig podcast. Come on. It doesn't It doesn't specifically say what they what they did wrong. Cowboys ordered to forfeit one Oh to practice during the first week of the 2022 off season, the Jags and Urban Meyer. Yeah, you got to clean it up because his penalties were more severe. Jags fined 200,000 Urban Meyer fined 100,000. They were ordered to forfeit to practices. Well, they were probably in full pads for urban's first Go came in. Line them up. Yeah. Oklahoma drill. Let's go. Uh, the Jag said in a statement that the club is quote vigilant about practicing within the ceiba rules and will re emphasize offseason training rules as they relate to contact. We look forward to the start of training camp later this month and blah, blah,
Urban Meyer Envisions Utilizing Tim Tebow in Taysom Hill-Like Role
"Got tim t we got. We got number one. Pick in the draft playing quarterback. We got a team. That was one in fifteen a year ago. And now we're bringing it in ten tibo to run a taste him hill style package. Chris canty what do you think of that. I don't like it g. I gotta be honest with you. I mean we've seen him he'll be able to do a lot of things in the nfl. You can throw it can catch. We hadn't seen him to be able to do that at a high level at least not enough to warrant him being able to make a return after a six year absence from the sport so i just think it's a long shot in terms of being a contributor on the field with the jacksonville jaguars and if he's not going to be somebody that's a productive player. I don't think it's worth the distraction again. This is another one of those moves. This offseason got a lot of those guys in that. Jacksonville jaguars locker room looking at herbert. Meyer sideways i going out there and trying to sign. I will strength coach. Chris doyle to be your head or strength conditioning. After what happened with his tenure there and now with bringing it over i just. It's a move that reeks of privilege. And it's a move that could undermine the credibility of your head coach moving
Is Urban Meyer Taking a Gamble With Tebow?
"The biggest story in the nfl right now. is tim. Tebow and the jacksonville. Jaguars on friday afternoon. The jaguars sign boat to a one year. Nine hundred fifty thousand dollar minimum deal as a tight end. His jersey makes up the top five selling items on the nfl shop dot com store. Now figure that out and to me urban meyer's really running the risk of losing his locker room here because if you talk to people inside the league if you talk to executives and other coaches there's a lot of genuine skepticism over urban meyer becoming. Nfl head coach generally. And there's a sense that it's four more likely that he flames out and never wins a playoff game than it is that he winds up winning a super bowl when this experiment bringing in tim tebow not necessarily even as a quarterback you have trevor lawrence. They're bringing tim tebow into that locker room in two thousand and twenty one and having him sing for his supper is a tight end. There's a belief that meyer runs the chance inside the league of losing his locker room before this season even begins
SEC Distributes $23 Million to Each Member School to Offset COVID-19 Losses
"A statement. Not long afterwards saying i want to thank the jaguars for the opportunity to compete an earned the chance to be part of this team. I know it will be a challenge but it is a challenge i embrace. I am dedicated to taking the direction of our coaching staff and learning from my teammates. I appreciate everyone's support. Is i embark on this new journey. So the story coming out and we will be obviously talking about it this afternoon. We begin with mike dirocco. Who's been covering the story all day and then some for espn. Mike thank you very much. It's great to have you on. And i'm just gonna kick my feet up on the desk and listen to how the day begun in what has happened since then good afternoon. Thanks for having me Yeah i mean we had people on the field for the first time today signed this morning and out there wearing number eighty five and working out at tight end. Obviously this is just the offseason conditioning face to the off program next week. They start organized team activities on monday. That's what we'll kind of the whole team together throwing. Footballs and around getting a chance to see. What the former heisman trophy winner looks like it. Quarter at Tight end whether he's gonna be doing some blocking drills running around a chance to find the tibo tight end could've been well. Let's let's talk about What the club has said. And when will we hear next from urban. Meyer and tim tebow. Well i've been told the tvos probably not going to speak until training camp which would be the end of july At least publicly anyway and
Tim Tebow Officially Signs Contract With Jacksonville Jaguars
"Play the Minnesota Lynx Tip office. Five P.m.. Tim Tebow and coach Urban Meyer are together again. The former Florida and Heisman Trophy winning quarterback signed a one year contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars and will attempt to revive his pro career as a tight end. Tebow is returning to the
Why Would Jaguars Sign Tim Tebow?
"We are back final hour. It's been a fun show. We appreciate you being here. A lot of conversation with my Mike smith earlier. We also talked to dennis dodd. Another conversation predictably has been tim. Tebow we've given you a lot of reaction on that in the mike cannon bom from espn former gm jets dolphins. He's been here a couple of times. He had this to say earlier today. On keyshawn jay will and zubin about understanding the signing. I don't like it. I just don't see the upside in this move. He's thirty four years old. He would be a backup. I just don't know of thirty four year old players that can come in and be back place special teams and you're taking away a roster spot from hopefully a young developmental player that could grow with a young nucleus obviously led by trevor lawrence. And to me this is probably through the lens of urban. Meyer saying a decade. And a half ago tim tiba was the most competitive guy i've ever been around and he can help set the culture. If i was in that building what i would be pushing back saying coach. That may be true but in the nfl as you well know. Players needs to be led by players. They believed can take them to where they wanna go and as a backup tight end. I just don't think tim tebow would have that same credibility as he wants dave when he was the starting quarterback in florida. He also questioned whether tibo could even makes a team. I just don't see how he makes the team or urban and he's a really good coach he he's been historically great college but i just don't know he has to earn a spot and he's given a spot. That's gonna cause a big problem because players weren't have a chance to win and again to me just putting on my lens of a general manager and roster construction if you're not a starter in the nfl with only forty six players dressing you have to play special teams so my question. is tim. tibor thirty four years old going to cover cover kicks that remains to be seen. Now if he doesn't earn it does a totally different discussion. But i don't think you could sign him and say hey. He definitely has a spot on this team.
Jacksonville Jaguars Expected to Sign Tim Tebow as TE
"This is austin lane. He's a former. Nfl tight end the host of action. Sports jacks on. Espn radio he was joining. He was joining freddie and fitzsimmons about whether tibo is going to be jacksonville simply for his leadership. The whole narrative that tim tibo coming to jacksonville. Be an urban meyer guy and helping that locker room presence. i think it's baloney. I'm not buying into that narrative because what what guys look for in terms of leadership and guys buy into his guys that have had except you know leaders guys that you can say this guy the baller. I gotta follow him and watch. How does now. I've talked to many times. Tim is a fantastic guy. But i think the whole narrative of you're going to bring him in because he's a great locker room guys all right. Great there's there's tons of great locker got. There's tons of great teammates just like any locker. Rooms made up of all types of people. So i'm not buying that austin lane also talked about. What exactly will tibo be doing assuming. He makes the team the whole narrative. That tim tebow coming to jackson i understand that he knows urban meyer. They have a great relationship. I guess you know. Urban meyer bought a house. experts week. Sent tibo so even if he makes the team. That's going to be great e hollywood. Tv show Urban meyer tim hero next door. It's gonna be fantastic. It's gonna do all the rating. But i do think this. This is urban meyer first year and then i saw and you know he's bringing his guys in. I understand all that. But what earn myers gotta realize. Real quick is that. You can't take anything if tim people is going to make. This team is because tim tebow has earned a spot. There are no you know there is no. I like this guy lot. Let's give him a spot. That doesn't work like that players not locking them. We'll see through that day one so two hundred two things are going to happen either. Tim tebow is not the tight end which we don't think he is and i'll be honest. I'm kind of in that boat or tim. Tebow is a tight end. And he earns his spot and he gets that roster spot and that's it was not good enough during the roster spot. He's not gonna get it. Because of urban meyer gives him that spot. He's gonna lose that locker room in a heartbeat.
Jacksonville Jaguars Expected to Sign Tim Tebow as Tight End
"And football. The big story coming out in the last hour, the Jacksonville Jaguars reportedly planning to sign Tim Tebow as a tight and reuniting him with his college head coach, Urban Meyer that was first reported by NFL network's in Rapid port. And Tom Palace era, The deal could become official in the next week. Tebow last played in an NFL game in 2000 and 12
Urban Meyer Really Believes Tim Tebow Can Help Jacksonville
"Believes Tim Tebow could make the team Give me one thought on Tim Tebow. Why? I mean, I The only reason that this is happening is because every Mars the head coach of the Jacks with Jaguars in urban Meyer was not to the National Football League. Tim Tebow would not be entertaining anything like this, so if he wants have a chance to play a new position. Play for a man that if he could adopt him, Tebow, he would when it comes to urban Meyer, but that's my one thought. Why Tim Tebow? Why?
Shaquill Griffin exits Seattle Seahawks, heading to home state Jacksonville Jaguars
"Losing a Pro Bowl defensive player to Jacksonville. Here's Bill 48 Pass breakups and 16 picks in four seasons playing corner for the Seahawks. Play action, again by Shaquille Griffin, A person familiar with negotiations says Jacksonville and Shaquille Griffin have agreed to a three year contract worth up to 44 a half million dollars, including 29 million guaranteed. It's the most significant move for Jag's new head coach, Urban Meyer. When brother should keen Griffin, also a free agent could be leaving Seattle to join the Jacksonville team.
Jaguars split with accused racist strength coach Chris Doyle
"Head coach Urban Meyer and company released a statement saying the franchise failed to properly consider the impact of the higher Jags director of sports performance. Chris Doyle resigned last night just hours after the team was criticized for hiring Doyle. Was accused of making racist remarks and belittling and bullying players during his time in strength coach at Iowa
Jacksonville Jaguars split with accused racist strength coach Chris Doyle
"Urban Meyer announced the very controversial hiring of former Iowa strength coach Chris Doyle. Team announced last night that Doyle had resigned. In a statement, Meyer said Doyle's decision to step down came from his desire to not be a distraction to the franchise. Doyle left Iowa last summer after allegations of bullying and making racist remarks towards his players. He's denied the unethical behavior of bias, and he left Iowa with a $1 million separation agreement. He's no longer with the Jacksonville Jaguars Wizards losers last night to the
Jaguars' Hiring of Chris Doyle Called 'Unacceptable' by Fritz Pollard Alliance
"Pollard alliance criticized the Jacksonville Jaguars and head coach Urban Meyer for hiring Chris Doyle is the team's new strength and conditioning coach, calling it unacceptable. After he was dismissed by the University of I will last year amid accusations of belittling and bullying black players Buyer had defended the higher to reporters on Thursday. I've known Chris for close to 20 years, our relationship goes back to when I was a Utah and he was the number one strength coach for its power lines is an organization devoted to championing diversity in the NFL. The alliance is executive director Rod Graves, adding Urban Meyer statement. I've known Chris for close to 20 years. Reflects the good old boy network. That is precisely the reason there is such a disparity in employment opportunities for black
"urban meyer" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports
"It's got Dax Shepard's wife. I forget her name. I'm so sorry great actress. My point is though the Jaguars are so bad. They're the butt of a joke like this entire character in the TV show is built around the fact that he's from Florida and it's a miserable Jacksonville Jaguars fan. I would love to see the narrative change in Jacksonville and watch the Jaguars become no longer the butt of a joke from m t v shows and I would love to see the Jacksonville Jaguars turn things around. Now I want to talk about the Jets the New York Jets have hired Robert Saleh to be there next head coach. He was the defensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers and I think it's a great song. First of all, I think that Roberts Olive all the coaches available this offseason to become head coaches. I think Robert Saleh was the best guy available. So that's a great hire for the Jets. I would even take off Sala over Urban Meyer. I know that's controversial. Urban Meyer's a college coach and Robert Saleh is very very well respected around the league. Listen to the way that Kyle Shanahan the former head coach of these are not that former his film or head coach the coach of the 49ers the guy that Robert sell used to work with in San Francisco. Kyle. Shanahan talks really highly of him Richard Sherman and NFL veteran guy. I really respect loves Robert Saleh. He would go to bat for Robert Saleh in a heartbeat. And I watch the Forty Niners at the end of the year. Remember the Forty Niners were not in playoff contention. They were on their third string quarterback. It was a mess. It was a nightmare things were spiraling out of control injuries were piling up. This year was a really tumultuous terrible year for the San Francisco 49ers. And I watched them play week 16 against the Cardinals and man that defense competed their tails off the held Kyler Murray to twelve points and to get the team really a defense motivated when you're not in the playoff push. You got a third string quarterback, you're playing a team. The Cardinals were fighting to get into the NFL playoffs and the 49ers defense showed up. They fought incredibly hard. They played their butts off. They won that game and I that says a lot about Robert Saleh. He got his guys ready to play and motivated to play and what was almost immediate. I mean, they're they want to put good stuff on film. It does matter but they remoted into play for Roberts all that says a lot to me about him. Now. I'm not gonna guarantee that Robert Sawyer is going to work in New York, even though I like it. I love Roberts all I think it's a great hire. But Robert Saleh is a defensive-minded coach and we've seen a lot of defensive-minded coaches or even better way to put his really we've seen great football teams that have good defenses. Whether it's the Jacksonville Jaguars Blake Bortles or the Chicago Bears with Mitchell trubisky. We've seen really good teams with great defense has run into a wall and ceiling where they couldn't get any farther because it didn't have a quarterback. Robert solid does not coach quarterbacks and I don't fault them for that and I think he's going to do well I believe in him your mom lot of Joe judge in New York. Actually the other New York coach where Jojo I think is the right coach for New York. Can he get his Dana Jones? Right quarterback? Can I get the quarterback? Right and whether it's Sam darnold whether the Jets draft a quarterback in NFL draft, they got to get their quarterback, right and they gotta get good quarterback play even with a great defense..
"urban meyer" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM
"H A s Jody de Maling watches sports force from all the different realms. And I hear you're going to say the name of a former U of L. Football coach on already forgotten about. Head you? Yeah, Charlie Strong. How about that, Terry? Charlie really early. You know, he is a national champion. Now. He was just crowned on Monday night. He was part of Alabama's staff as an analyst this year, and it looks like he is accepted a new job. He is going to be from what I hear. I thought he was going to go back to, uh uh, sound like he was gonna go back to Cali or stay in college but is agreed to be the linebackers coach with Urban Meyer for the Jacksonville JAG wires. So there you have it, Terry. You know there was a good There's a funny story last they worked together years ago. They worked together at Florida. Yes, he was. He was Urban's defensive coordinator for him at Florida. There was a story last week going into the national championship. I actually going to the semifinals, where Maria Taylor went and talked to the wives of all four of of the coaches. And Nick Saban's wife's. The question was about. You know something about somebody on staff that they're grateful for something, and she mentioned Charlie strong, and they said Why? She said, Because I feel sorry for him, and they're like, OK, You gotta explain that now, Charlie Strong was evidently the person that Nick Saban when he was in quarantine for covert 19. He was the go between between the staff and saving. Can you imagine being that guy? Holy cow. Oh, my So, Yeah, So Charlie is pressure. The former Louisville, Texas and South Florida coach is joining Urban Meyer's staff in Jacksonville. And again, it sounds like the linebackers coach. Originally there was some talk about defensive coordinator but sounds like he's gonna be the linebackers coach there, uh, in Jacksonville. Louisville quarterback coach Frank Pontes is on the move. He is headed to Back to Appalachian State where he came from with Scott Satterfield. He will be the new offensive coordinator at AP State that made that announcement official just about an hour or so ago. And Wandell Robinson, the 2000 and 18 it Kentucky. Mr Football. He's on the move. He's coming back home. He is going to transfer To Kentucky, he announced over the course of two years at Nebraska. He had over 90 catches for just over 1000 just over 1000 yards and 11 touchdowns. He is a native of Frankfurt. He went to Western Hills High School and again, he said They wrote in a note on Twitter that his mom had been hospitalized with Cove in 19 early in the year, and he just wanted to get closer back close to the home. So he picks the Wildcats. Kentucky also has a new basketball player, Oscar Sweet Way has officially signed with the Wildcats. The 6 £960 transfer from West Virginia will be on the team right now, but won't be eligible to compete until next season. Under the unsuitable a transfer rules. He was the Big 12 preseason player of the year this year. On average, just under 89 points a game for the few games that he did play Kentucky Place at Auburn tomorrow to Louisville at Miami tomorrow night at eight o'clock that sports news radio 8 40 wh S Hey, Jake Cardoso's is checking.
"urban meyer" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"And then you get the boot and they replaced you with somebody else who had a job, and it's a wash rents Repeat. So in the case of urban Meyer, I'm not going to sit here and say, Oh, yeah, Urban Meyer is he's going to the Super Bowl with this team and three or four years. I'm not saying all of that. I think they'll work out. The team will get better. This is the fax this Jacksonville Jaguars team. They probably would have gotten better with anybody you put in that situation. Unless I pulled in a toddler to run this team to run this organization, you gotta be a complete clown or a fool to screw this up. With the assets that the Jaguars have to get Trevor Laurence Toe have that cap space tow have the draft picks to have the young talent that's already you have to be a clown to screw it up. There's nothing infallible Nothing You can always stumble here an injury here that that's true, But all things considered. This is a winning situation for whatever coach would have gotten the job. Rico's calling up from Richmond, Rico, you want CBS Sports radio? Appreciate taking the call, but look, just biggest source. Sweet, simple. I mean Overmyer over there. I mean, sure, he's gonna make the new He's gonna bring all the old James, though. Florida Gator fans back here, reunite them against in Jacksonville is not that far of a drive anyway, right, right, but I mean, it's all cool and everything like that. But I obviously feel like you know, it could only be exist, said if he brings on the people that he really wants, which is like, you know, the offensive coordinator in the defense of Cornet and his obviously You know, they have a lot of good defense of stars that they had. And they sell, you know, saw them off and made all these like Jack sticks, which is awesome, But you know, it just it all depends on the place styles and play calling because you know, the general manager is going to get the people that want urban Meyer. Well, Obviously, ever minds will be predominantly making all the Meghan all the decisions, but That's Steve. All the right pieces made together, you know, And I say maybe two or three years. I mean, 79. That's a great expectations because you got the colt in that division has gotta awesome defense. You got the Titans with their Henry and Tannehill. I mean, when I ain't gonna talk about Houston, their big old That's the big explosion right there. But Mm. Big old explosion. OK, That's yeah, they want for the city of Houston. Don't feel sorry for this. Don't feel sorry for the city, Rico. But let me let me respond to what you just said. And thank you so much for calling from Richmond. Shot outside. Everybody from short pump toe. Shaka bottom. I appreciate y'all. Listen. It Zob Venus. He's going to have to bring in some coordinators. I'm going to gather Urban Meyer is going to be able to have the say so, especially for an interim general manager. Right now in Jacksonville. He's gonna have he's going to be able to call his shot. He's gonna be able to pick and choose who he wants to to run the offense and the defense and he's obviously going to oversee it all. Sound like he's gonna bring back Charlie Strong. You know, he ain't bringing him in. He's going to go ahead and probably hire someone. On both sides of the football who have NFL experience. And I think this is this is a highly coveted job. That's why his ass got it. That's why I think it will work out. Nothing is foolproof. Nothing is guaranteed. We all know that there is not a thing guaranteed in life. The old joke, nothing guaranteed death and taxes. So it's not to say that Jacksonville's will go out there. And just when And I don't know about a seven and nine dammit! They maybe seven and on and a couple of years, they maybe 18 8, maybe nine and seven. They might be in the playoffs in two years. You can't just go ahead and judge everybody right out the gate. Justin Herbert was kicking ass this year, he did make the playoffs. So it's kind of a lower he started what nine games and They almost got there shout outs to a Ryan Fitzpatrick for doing his part as well. Not everybody's getting thrown into the fire and working out right away. Let's see what trouble Lawrence Conduce. We have more calls on the line. I will continue to take them. Do you think Urban Meyer will work out in Jacksonville? I think he will. I'm not saying they're going to go win a Super Bowl in four or five years, but I think they got nowhere to go but up. They got everything that you would want for team that's gonna rebuild that just won one game. 855 to 1 to four. CBS. You're listening to the J. R sport. Brief show you're listening to CBS Sports Radio. Jim Room's got opinions Big shout out to Cleveland and Cleveland on Lee because C town you and I were the only ones who believe the only ones who believed that you could go down, in fact would go down. To Pittsburgh and do what you did. And don't make this about the Steelers slumping. It's about the Browns quote. The Browns is the Browns and they're in the playoffs, and you can apologize to all.
"urban meyer" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"We got some teams that I added some coaches here the New York Jets, they actually hired someone who's not a recycled piece of trash from another team. Robert Sala. Is the new head coach of the New York Jets. If you go down south if you go down to Jacksonville, Urban Meyer Is the new head coach. Of the Jacksonville Jaguars. And that's what we talked about in the first hour of the show. We got a lot coming up. Dante Jackson, cornerback from the Carolina Panthers, will be joining us. Trevor May 1 of the newest New York Mets will be joining us. He's actually working on a fan created football League. Johnny Manzella is is gonna be one of the players on this. This football league will talk to Trevor May about it. How about a New York Met? Owning of a new football team, but we'll we'll figure it out. Right now. We're talking about the NFL right now. We're talking about Real life. I'm talking about the fact that urban Meyer and 56 years old despite his health issues, still someone who went out there and won three titles. He wanted to the perfect job. He's going right into the perfect situation. If you're a wannabe NFL head coach. I don't think this will be a next saving in Miami. Oh, well, I need to quit. I don't think this will be a chip Kelly and adviser and Philadelphia This will not be a Ah, Greg Shiancoe. Let me cross my arms and look angry in Tampa Bay. I don't think we'll see. Ah, Steve Spurrier. You know what his visor This is this should actually work for urban Meyer. The Jacksonville Jaguars are gonna have the opportunity to select Trevor Laurence. The Jacksonville Jaguars got more cap room than anybody. And even outside of trouble, Lawrence the Jacksonville Jaguars will have four picks. In the 1st 45 selections off the draft this year. They have young, budding offensive weapons, A change Robinson going to get better. The viscous should not Junior is going to get better. Shark is going to get better. This is a team that can't be worse than what the hell they were last season at one and 15. He has a chance to come in with young players. It's not a bunch of vets walking around saying what we used to do it this way. Well, what is urban Meyer? No. This is this is the easy bake oven. Of NFL franchises and Urban Meyer. You can say he left Ohio State, and you could say all Well, he left here in Florida and guy had health issues. You know whether you want away health issues versus being a quitter. Okay? I can see that. Yeah, he won't be able to walk around and recruit. He couldn't have a better situation. Nothing. Things will work out here in Jacksonville. Not saying he's going to stick around for 10 or 15 years. But the team will get better. Sure as hell can't get any worse. You can tweet me at J. R. Sport briefing the number here. 855 to 12 for CBS is a 55 to 1 to four. CBS. We got a bunch of callers who have opinions. On Urban Meyer. Let's start off in Florida. Let's talk to Nick Nick. You are C B s sports radio. Hello, Nick. Yeah. Nick, you're listening to me. You live, man. Go ahead. Yeah, I'm just curious. I want to know how you think everybody is going to do with Trevor Laurence, Since you know all the offenses he has success with. He had like a primarily running quarterback, and I know that's never really been Trevor. Laurence your strong suit, So I'm just curious to see how you think this is gonna play out for Well, I don't. Well, first of all, I don't think urban Meyer has necessarily run around and just been like, Hey, I'm offensive coordinator. Hey, I'm defensive coordinator. Urban Meyer has always taken a position of I'm just gonna run the whole show. He goes out there and he builds up programs he wins. It doesn't matter if you're taking a look at at Utah or going to Ohio State or or run in Florida. And the NFL and just football in general has changed. It doesn't matter. This guy's been coaching for about 20 years. Right now, the game is predicated on passing. The game is all about throwing the rock around the game is about throwing So I'm not looking at urban Meyer and saying, Oh, this This guy's antiquated. He's a dinosaur. I mean, look, Nick's saving and we talked a whole hell of a lot about Nick Saban earlier this week after the national championship victory. But Nick Saban has has changed his ideology. Let's run the ball. Let's play defense. He moved into a space of well, just give me every single wide receiver that I can get. Let's throw this ball all over the place. Let's movinto strictly defensive team, and so how many can we put up? 50 points a game? Do we have the talent to do it? Oh, yeah. Let's do that. So I want to give him a little bit more credit than look only knows how to do is throw out an offense that runs the ball. I don't think he's Fred Flintstone. John is calling up from Houston. John, You're CBS Sports radio. Do you think Urban Meyer will work out? No, 100%. I really did. I think you work out great. And then he's got all those draft choices. My God, He's got four in the first, and if you look over the whole schedule, I think he's got close to 20. If you go all the way through the seventh round My goodness. You know, he's got like 40 in the next two years. Yeah, yeah, it's gonna work. I'm not gonna say that All 20 of them are gonna be first string, but you know, it's a lot of times. People get hurt in this next man up. You know what I'm saying? So he's gonna have a second string, too. But, yeah, I definitely think it's he's gonna work. I definitely do. And Plus, I think Jacksonville Jaguars will be the most improved team next year. 2021. Than anybody in the NFL. Really do. Okay. John John. Sorry about the echo John. I wonder what most improved means. They won one game. Does this most improved me net they graduate to seven wins. Do they gotta crack 500. Do they gotta go? The eight.
"urban meyer" Discussed on WTVN
"To leave those off. Sorry. I just took a phone call from somebody said I'm on Polaris and I'm right across from the Red Lobster. It's completely open right now. What I don't know if this guy's trolling me, but he said, I just drove past it. He goes, It's open. I swear. We were just like it was probably a week and a half of what? I was always a refurbishing the building. Maybe they were. Maybe they were, but, man, I'm telling you, the sign was off of the building. Maybe they were redoing the sign or something. And if that is the case, I stand corrected. I'm very sorry I haven't been. You know, I haven't been over there. It's been a week and a half, two weeks, but I swear it was seeing him. Now watch. Here comes the phone calls. Well, I could be wrong. And if you know what Quite frankly, if I'm wrong, I'm happy that I'm wrong. But I swear a couple of weeks ago we my wife was with me. Hand to God and I We were like what? Like what happened. This place is always busy. It's right next to Olive Garden. Yes, Sex second call these like you're talking about the one on Polaris. Now down by sank us, right? Yeah. I mean, they just want the parking lots completely full. The restaurants buzzing. I'm so I don't understand what just happened. Wasting good thing, though, right? It is a good thing like I was just saying while you were talking to them on the on the phone, I was just my wife was with me even and it's did you both go all that's that's exactly. That's what we did that we did that whole conversation. We're like what like that place is always crowded. What happened? Maybe something happened where they were redoing something or so I don't know. But I can tell you we went to the olive garden, which was next door. We ended up going there that day because we were contemplating. On the Red Lobster. There you know, wasn't during unlimited shrimp, but we were still considering going so the Wagyu bacon cheeseburger, they've added Um, the petty of Wagyu beef. It's been grilled and topped with white Cheddar, crispy bacon strips lettuce, tomato And it's a brio. Sh bun that they're using for that. Yes, please. And then you know you had to choose a side or whatever with it. Is that what it is? You're still getting all the calls saying heads open, and I just said that he ate their Sunday evening. Damn, I feel I don't know. What has happened to you? It's like the world was playing a trick mean prank on your Blazers mean and I wasn't having a senior moment cause my wife was with me and she's younger than me. So I can't even blame it on his eyes by myself and You notice when the sign is not on the side of the building, you know what I mean? Like the big the Red Lobster the okay then Also, they added bacon wrapped sea scallops. Yeah. There we are. I'll lead him out of house and home. That's they better not do unlimited with that. Oh, no, Not with me. Not with me. No, they'll be in big trouble if they do that, so anyway, those air a couple the two new menu items. Well, I'm glad people are letting us know that they in fact are open. But I Don't get it. But again, I have been down there a week and a half or so. So it looks like the I want to get to this and then also what I just saw when I walked back in the office during last break the JAG wires. Um did Jackie Uars Are planning to meet with Urban Meyer in this head coaching vacancy, so we talked about it for a little bit. It's been kind of bouncing around, but it looks like they're planning to meet with him, it says on Friday, so today at some point, right They were going to be meeting with him. Um, no deal is eminent. And it says they've already interviewed a couple of other different people. But that urban Meyer is talking to him. You know, I know he was asking for 12 million bucks. And remember, we started looking around. And if you look around the league that would be right to any Bella check makes a little bit more than that. I think he makes like 12.9 or something along those a When you think about what Belichick has done in New England, and then urban's coming in asking for that, right off the top of the mean right at the time. There's Where do you go from there? But I guess it depends on how bad they want him 12 million bucks. Yeah, there's supposed to interview the defensive coordinator for San Francisco tomorrow. So they there's they're checking out. All kinds of stuff. I just I still just don't see it. I don't see. Why would you want the headache of rebuilding that dumpster? Fire down there? We've talked about this to how much? How much will he be able to? Bring in his coaching style. We know how well it works in college football in Ohio as a as in Ohio State. We know how well worked in Florida. Hell Everywhere He's been. We know how well it works. Urban Meyer's a winner, But will it work in the NFL? Can you Can you get these guys to buy in? I mean, there's there. There is something to be said for a Mike Tomlin or for a Bill Belichick or, you know, just the short list of very successful coach Pete Carroll. Pete Carroll did it. I mean, he went from college football, and the Seahawks have been very successful. So I would say there'd be a page or two out of his playbook if urban round if he starts having any trouble anyway. I mean, you would think he would examine what he was doing what he's been doing in Seattle. See how that works, and again, I mean, it's the obvious. I was like, how can he get that to translate? But if there's somebody who could do it, I would think you would think that it would be him. Hey, the thing that I saw when I walked back real quick in the office, Josh was It's being discussed. I think you probably even have it on. Or maybe you didn't in there that on ESPN they were talking about Should this game happened on Sunday night between the Steelers and the Browns? Because your is it your state your safety? I'm not sure. Ronnie Harrison. Starting safety. He's out job. Antonio are Pro Bowl left guard. He's out, coach. Our head coach is out. We have no idea what's gonna happen with Denzel Award who's fantastic cornerback for there's Where do you draw the line as a team and I'm being completely honest, and by the way, they just now were able to open the facility late this afternoon. They have not practiced all week. Baker Mayfield in the year 2021 Baker Mayfield's practice one time. So where do they draw the line? Then to say? Okay. You're missing X amount of players. We can go ahead and postpone it. It doesn't matter unless it was Patrick Mahomes or Aaron Rodgers. They wouldn't do it Be serious. I know. I know. You kind of are. I'm half serious. But I mean, the Steelers are involved, too. I mean, They really can't consult the Steelers. I guess in this that wouldn't be. You probably know sympathy anyway, because they didn't get a bye week all year because of how I mean, you do remember that? I mean, we got the hell beat out of us playing just boom, boom, boom like that, Um, but, you know, I don't know. I just I know your thoughts on it, and your list continues to grow in it just as a Steeler and I've been waiting on this for 18 years and it's like we get to go in it, you know? Tied with one leg and one arm behind her back. It stinks. I'm going on record as saying. I think any of the Steeler players, including Tomlin, the coaching staff, they would all say, I bet you If they were left. They want to beat the best. They want to beat what Cleveland can bring as the best Not you don't want to beat some abbreviated version of Cleveland cause it's not the same. I know in the way that it will be recorded in history that you know If there's a wind from the steel, it's going toe will have an ass tricks whether they wanted to have one or not, And I got to say is the Steeler fan I wanna beat..
"urban meyer" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Were you able To, um, kind of avoid talking about what happened in D C at the Capitol building. I mean, we're gonna talk about cold. We're gonna talk about I You were gonna talk about the college football championship. And I'm just wondering as a sports talk show host. Did you address that at all? How did your audience react? Did you talk about it at all? Well, when it happened, I was on the air started. You know, kind of when I was on the air, So Yeah, I said what I always say. I mean, Hey, look, idiot. You know, I'm all I'm all for protest thing, but I'm I'm not for damage. I'm not for storming places. I'm not for throwing things through Harry. And is these windows? I'm not for barging into the capital. And I hope that everybody Frankly, that did gets arrested. I you know, um so I did. And then yesterday, you know, I always get the text sports sports. Only sports. Come on sports for it, So I kind of let it go yesterday. Uh, were those texts other producers in this building coaches? That was that? Who was sending those texts? I would say a little bit higher up in a pretty No, I the thing is a man. Let the pros you, you two guys handle that man. And, uh, you know, talk about whether Jonathan Taylor is going to run for 200 yards, but I did yet sad. And, uh, you know what? We did address it, and I was very passionate about it. But it missed my like I like a look. Go get a protest. I wrote an article about it, Man. People protest with my dad got fired Aziz Principle and Gary, Indiana Walk down Main Street. It's called Ridge Road, but you know it, but there's no reason to break this. I saw one idiot girls. There was a revolution. Shut up! She got pepper sprayed was mad about it, like Shut the hell up and go back into your freaking basement, huh? Coach Dan Dockage with US It's playoff week, man. Let's get into some playoffs here. Colts bills. Um, man, it feels like the weather is not going to be a factor this Saturday. When you're playing a playoff game in Buffalo. You kind of worry about that. But from what I'm seeing, it's gonna be clear Skies. 30 degrees. Held by Buffalo standards that's like 80, it is, you know, it's funny. I was talking to Urban Meyer about he was previewing the Alabama game question. I ask, because you know you've got two different things here. If you're the cult, you know he do you want to run the ball? Do you want to run clock? That kind of thing or do you know? Look, you got the Let's be honest. When you look at the numbers 50 points last year, basically since December, they're averaging about 35 points a game. The Buffalo Bills do you have to throw the ball? Open it up? We gotta score. Uh, you know, I don't know the answer that both could be right. You know, the only way you're gonna know is hindsight. But I love the Colts running game. I do, But I do think this man Josh. Alan, think I've said this on your show. I know. I've said it on mine the quarterback for the Bills If there wasn't a kid, you know Patrick Mahomes running around Josh Allen would be considered the next. Great, great great. Legacy type quarterback and he's that good. They're that good. Um, the Colts can't turn it over. They can't relax on defense like they have in the second half of the last two games. They gotta put pressure on this kid. If they do, they got a shot. If they don't he'll kill you. I mean, this stuff on dig leads the league and receiving. Um, He's terrific. So I think it's going to come down to the big money guys with a big money, guys defensively for the coast. A lot of money for Justin usually better get to the quarterback painted, traded the draft choice pain. A lot of money for divorce. Bucky got get to the quarterback and various planted urine All pro. Let's go. Big plays. Big games. Big players is how I look at and Philip Rivers for the love of all things. Holy, You can't throw a pick late. Don't go. Okay, so that's what I wanted to get into You and I had a conversation at the beginning of the year when the colt signed Philip Rivers, and I said that if Philip Rivers get to the playoffs and wins a game, it's gonna be worth it. Have to win a playoff game. Do you still feel the same way that the Philip Rivers experiment hinges on this game? Man. That's a great question. Now that we know they went 11 and five, right and I don't know if that have done that with Jacoby Percent. My answer is yes. I think the Colts have to be held because the past to a higher standard, I do I look, Let's be honest. I mean, you're not talking about You know, the Jacksonville Jaguars here? You're talking about a team with a history of going to Super Bowls with the history of being the winningest team in a decade. So, yeah, you know, I think it's been good. Regardless of what happens. I think we would all agree. Look, I think it's better than if you had percent. But also, you know, this is year four of Reich. And, uh, I guess it's your three of right. And maybe you're four valid. There's no division titles. You It is a wild card. And as long as you get in, who cares, But yeah, you probably Yeah, That's why we paid all that money for Philip Rivers. Why we made all the money for Philip Rivers is playoff experience, right? Yeah. I was gonna say that I was gonna say a look, though. You know, $25 million. You know, this is the time to shine, baby, And if you throw a pick, you know a pick six earlier pick late like he has been known to do in the playoffs. I think that's what will remember more than anything else, right? I mean, I don't think anybody's gonna remember and you beat the Vikings. Great win, You know, blah, blah, blah, blah. I think you're going to remember what happens is this game, so I think you're right. Yeah. Quick side question. You mentioned your boy Urban Meyer, possibly one of the most successful and well known college football coach's toe ever coach in the game. Do you think he's gonna take an NFL job? Great question. I told him when he came on the show Thursday. I'm not asking you about that, because, frankly, I know the answer is gonna be a non answer, right? What's he going to say? Yeah, I'm interviewing with this group. You know, the O E. I will tell you this. I read sometimes watch NFL network today. I read something where he supposedly sitting down today with the Jacksonville Jaguars. I will tell you in two years ago. There's two years maybe a year ago. We he and I, he called me..