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"warren sharps" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

05:04 min | 3 months ago

"warren sharps" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"That's where that Hopkins. And the O and three coming out of the gate and usually that's a team that starts pretty fast. The Cardinals. And they die in the second half. This year is going to be different. Right. With cliff Kingsbury, he blows this team up like a balloon and then lets it go. And it runs out of air like halfway through the season. And then they're generally speaking terrible. The reason is because he doesn't modify what he's doing. His tactics enough throughout the course of the season. So teams, he's shocked him at the beginning of the year as really good record whether he was in college or the pros to start the year, but then falls off. Well, now he doesn't have Hopkins at the beginning of the season. They do play a difficult schedule, but if you look at this team from week 9 onwards, they literally play the number one most difficult schedule of any team in the NFL over the second half of the season. So you factor that with how they have a game. They do have the Mexico game and you factor that with what he does historically over that last half of the season. I mean, for them to exceed their 8 and a half wins, which is lower than what they've done in the past. For very justified. But they're going to have to win a ton of these games at the beginning of the season because they're going to struggle down the stretch. And you have the Kyler Murray the way he's finished the last two seasons and whether he can hold up for a 5 month year. And the really weird Hollywood Brown trade, we're just standing on that trade, by the way. Hundred and Hollywood Brown for number 23. It just seems steep, but I guess everybody's saying, there's such a run on receivers that felt like they had to get somebody, but I just didn't like it. Yeah, it made a lot more sense once it was announced that Deandre Hopkins was getting suspended because the context at the time we didn't know Hopkins was getting suspended and we said this is ridiculous. It definitely made more sense once that happened. And I still didn't love it, but I could justify why they did it. You love some of the draft teams this year. You enjoyed the jets draft, which I thought was a possible sign of the apocalypse. You enjoying a jet strap on social media. I didn't know what was happening. I kept waiting for the aliens to land, but they did a good job. They did a great job. I was looking at the draft in a little bit of a different context this year, which was, of course, I'm looking at draft value and who you're getting and whether you add more draft capital over the course of the draft or lose it, are you building towards the future? But the other thing that sometimes is useful and there's obviously going to be misses on any way you try to evaluate players, but you look at the wisdom of crowds approach, which is a lot of independent talent evaluators are now in the marketplace sharing their thoughts and opinions on who you should go what position where the top 50 guys top 100 guys rank all these different guys. There's a lot of people that are involved in that now with better data and more information than there's ever been in the past. And so you can compare the average ranking or slotting of these players that are expected to go in the draft with what an individual GM decides to do. So a certain guy might be mocked to go 50th overall. He might be the 50th best player in the draft and a GM who's sitting at pick number 17 decides to go ahead and take that player. Well, is that a reach or not? Well, based on the wisdom of crowds approach that is a reach because he was supposed to go much later in the draft. And then there are certain guys that fall and become values based upon the wisdom of crowds approaching. Generally speaking, I went back and looked at it, you know, two, three years down the road because that's what everybody cares. You can say whatever you want today, everybody can be an expert today because nobody knows what's actually going to happen. But two, three years from now, you're going to figure out which players that were reaches were busts and which players that felt late and we thought might be a steal actually worse deals. And this wisdom of crowds approach does have a pretty good track record of being more than average accurate on picking some of these guys. But I just want to say, was this your way to make me feel bad about coal strange? When I was just over it? In all fairness, you did bring this up. So you asked about this valuation approach. No, I did not mean to make you feel bad. And look, he could be a reach now, but ends up panning out down the road. And so that's what the whole goal is. It's about evaluating these kids and seeing what they could project to in the NFL and look, all of us in the media. I don't think we wish ill on any of these guys. We have our criticisms based on our evaluations in our process and our certain methodologies, but we are secretly rooting for everybody to be successful. That will make the league better. Nobody wants certain teams to whiff on picks and then them to struggle and be terrible. We'll talk about them whether they're good or they're bad, but it'll be interesting. He pans out. I've learned not to get too upset when they would ever happens with the Pats, especially the strange pick when Belichick said after we were pretty confident somebody was going to be taking him soon after. We want to get him. I think if you like the guy, you're going to take them. The only thing we can say with certainty that made no sense. Was the Viking.

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"warren sharps" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

03:01 min | 3 months ago

"warren sharps" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"7 versus Golden State. Houston's threes though were very like looking back at that. They were contested threes. It wasn't like, oh, we're just going to, so that's something to always think about is, 'cause I always thought that too, I think when we played the clippers, we were kind of thinking, well, if they beat us from three, we're not really going to win. Yeah. And so we just kind of packed it and let them try to guard the corners and let them shoot above the breakthroughs and they shot very well in that game. But we'll see how it plays out. I think Milwaukee just ran out of gas to be perfectly honest. The way these series go, both of these Conference Finals that there's a two days off, I believe, in between games two and three in the east. But every other, but every other game for both series is a day of rest than a game the next day, including the travel days on games four, 5, 6 and 7 or 5, 6 and 7. And I just think that's really unfortunate the league does that because these are your teams preparing for the finals and really are going to play with just one day off and travel every day in between games. I think they should take a break between round two and round three. Round two ends on the Sunday. And I wouldn't even start the next one until the Thursday Friday. Or Wednesday. Wednesday, Thursday at worst. You could do that. The level of play would be a lot better. I think it's very important also to have a day of rest between certainly game 6 and game 7 if there's a game set and not just one day and then you're traveling but travel day and then another day because you've noticed a lot of these game 7s have been really grimy and we'll look at that Sunday get the Celtics and bugs play it on Friday night and then it was three 30 Sunday. The game 7. It was like 37 hours later or whatever and you're not getting any time to prepare to make adjustments like these guys are doing their game planning on the plane. It's really interesting to think about. But yeah, I would say that would be something I'd recommend. Well, it's like people that assumed they can't afford great insurance. They discover State Farm has surprisingly great rates. Like a good neighbor State Farm is there, get a quote today. All right, you're Miami, you're going back to Boston. You're playing Saturday night and Monday night, which is just a bizarre combo. In the old days, it used to be the Friday and then the Sunday afternoon. The crowd's going to be rocking on game three. There's going to be, I'm sure the extender will be showing up for game four of the Celtics ticket to one lead. We haven't seen the extender. The extenders in a cave somewhere doing pull ups and push ups, get ready. Scott foster. So I assume there would be one game where Jimmy's gonna get calls. I think Jimmy's hard to officiate too because he is a little like a minus where it's always him bouncing off dudes and bumping off dudes and you just kind of have to decide how much how much is going to happen. Do you see Miami just going for more offense? In those next two games, just trying to outscore them. What do they do? I don't know. It'll be interesting. I don't know, really know what moves they have to be honest. I mean, possibly.

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"warren sharps" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

04:38 min | 1 year ago

"warren sharps" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"Alex smith with forty pins at his leg tariff to have to get rid of the ball one second and i. You can't do worse at the court. The has nothing was unbelievable. How bad he was. And then he's like partying in the strip club without his mask and do look hoskin starts the first four games. Then they go to kyle allen and alex smith week five weeks six seven and nine is kyle and then you mix alex smith in weeks ten through fourteen then you go back to haskins. After smith gets her haskins there for three weeks. Smith is back for week. seventeen week. Eighteen is heineke this offensive coordinator in terms of scott turner. Just had to try to figure out how to optimize the offense whatever he could to all these different guys that were getting thrown out in. I think he did an admiral job given what he was dealing with. I think we're going to see a team. That has a lot. More upside from calling perspective can do a lot more with ryan fitzpatrick quarterback. I think this offense absolutely improves. I think diane brown who may knock it on the field quite as often is going to be an absolute stud there when he does she chance to get on the field but my concern is actually on the defensive side of the football. It's it's not a concern. It's just like water. Could problems rise. Arise from defensively. This team got it. Seven wins against some pretty crappy quarterbacks. I think you probably know this house but they did not. They only beat one team. Had a winning record last year. And that was ben rothlisberger on that weekday night other than that the only teams they beat were bad teams with terrible offenses and backup. Quarterbacks like nate said feld nick mullins and andy dalton twice in carson wentz. Then got benched. And joe borough who got injured during that game so this defense is probably not as good as what we saw last year. I like their talent there. Just it's unlikely. They produce the same type of defensive results. I'd but i do think the offense can carry them. I got a little bit. You heard house has no house sharp. I got washington football team early in this off season. A little bit. I took some on washington s. Four hundred to win the division. So i think that there's certainly upside in them. Winning the division I don't like it at their current number. Not whatsoever. But i think that there was definitely value there and i think that there's a good chance they can emerge Dana jones. i mean. Did you wanna talk about daniel jones at all. They're not anti dana. Can we talk about house. House told me last week and he was completed hundred percent serious that he thought antonio gibson was better than the dania tomlinson and his prime it was an actual acting. He sat through now. Don't you discredit be any further all on my own. I will just say that you do. Love your tony gibson. Though i do love him i also This is the kind of psychological gymnastics yet. Performers washington fan. Dwayne haskins ultimately is the price. We had to pay to get dan. Snyder the fuck away from the football team. He is the dan snyder. We paid a premium like a after twenty fucking years of this jerk off meddling and putting in yes men and all that it finally took a guy who was absolutely unfit for the nfl to be put into a starting position and then go to the strip club after abysmal failure after abysmal failure to get past neither the fox away from the because ron rivera saved the team. He saved the franchise. And that's the only way that we have a chance to get to tonight wins so i'm okay with haskins because that's the price that we had to pay to get to this point right now. The snyder tax the snyder tax exactly right. that's fair. you biters peter this house. How does really like daniels center that much. I i would wager to say that. That is strong. Favourite among most people who are fans of the washington team in this area has done a great job maybe as as the owner that not ideal that at all right. We're going to end it with the shanna gasm. Let me let me set the table. San francisco last year six ten this year. They're over unders ten and a half. That's a pretty dramatic for. I can't remember the over under for team being that much higher than their respective largest in the nfl this year only to the jacksonville jaguars who only right. Yes usually shitty team division there plus one ninety conference plus six fifty super bowl. Fourteen one not to make the plus minus two five I'm.

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"warren sharps" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

05:28 min | 1 year ago

"warren sharps" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"Out who can start three. Know who can start foreign because sometimes when you start well during a season you get so much momentum and confidence from that in the nfl is so flimsy as it is right. The roster's changed so much that you just got a little momentum and a little confidence it could flip first of all they play the. Nfc's this year which is great for them but their first three weeks at the giants dana jones at the jaguars who you know went from. Oh maybe they could steal the afc south to wow. That team sucks. They can't block and then their home for the jets week. Three and then week four ravens if the ravens you know are are potentially not nearly as good as we thought but i think they could go three no coming out of the gate and sharp by all your research and all your instincts with this stuff. How important. I sound like a sideline reporter. How important is a good early. Start but i really do feel like it is important. If we're trying to figure out these these sleepers if they start three you know. Would that change your thinking here. Well yeah it would it. Would i already like them. And so i've already bet their win. Total over who tom. I think this is a team. I did not bet them to make the playoffs. Whoever because the afc is loaded. And i think there's a chance nine ten wins. They don't make the playoffs but so that way. That's plus one fifty five. If i told you start three you know. Would you bet them to make the playoffs While they're favored in going to be favored in these games. So i don't necessarily think that changes my mindset at that point in time that they'll make the playoffs i we need them to win at least two these games. Three of them is what i'm hoping for. But that's not gonna make me think that they automatically you're gonna make it to the playoffs. Here's two things that you Two points to tag onto what you said. You don't necessarily love their running backs you know what's really weird about what they did. This preseason the last two games they did not play giovanni williams at all the draft. Pick the running back. They got pick number thirty five overall. They apparently absolutely love devante williams. And might be carving out a pretty nice role for him. Him exceeding his rushing yards is a nice profit that i think hold some water. The other thing the other thing that has been jim j. house down the other thing that's interesting is i mentioned you know how teddy is now going to face the number one easiest schedule of pass defenses. You know last year this team and you just mentioned it. Bill which is why i brought it to my mind. They played the number one. Most difficult schedule pass offense as last year this year vic fangio defense plays the number twenty five most difficult schedule of pass offensive mentioned the nfc east. They also get the afc north if we think ben is not what he is ben. You've also got baker. We don't know yet about joe borough and lamar there and then the non division games that they've got they've got the jets. The jags in the lions. We're talking about a ton of teams that drafted inside the top ten. This broncos team is going to be going up against the season. A lot of these teams have new quarterbacks this year some inexperienced quarterbacks this year when you talk about the jets jags and the lions with jared goff there now i just think there there will be opportunities for this defense to really make teddy not have to do too much and teddy you. You mentioned hamlet down the field. I don't know how much of that we're going to see. I think teddy is like more of a ball control efficient quarterback. Hopefully you don't turn the ball over too much. Don't get your offense off schedule. We don't necessarily need these huge big plays. We just need you to get hammers for that. He's good for the shorts. Yes i agree. I agree what happens in week. Eighteen for denver. To if we're again that's exactly the this is the other reason. Why like them is. There is a better than zero. A non zero chance that they will be playing the kansas city chiefs week. Eighteen where kennedy has zero to earn without win. Kansas city is not playing all of their starters. The last game of the season. They're going to go into the postseason. They might want to rest there guys for a couple of weeks if they've already earned that by so you're talking about a couple of team you're talking about that game where you might just be able to walk get a cakewalk. As long as you don't fuck it up a little bit and then look at weeks fourteen. Fifteen and i'm i don't know even sixteen potentially you've got the lions the bengals and For a and the raiders. Those three teams might be vying for the number one overall. Pick or draft position. By the time we're talking about week fourteen in week fifteen etc so I definitely think that there's upside in playing those teams so late in the season where they're focused might be elsewhere. House what would you. What odds would. I have to give you to bet on. Jon gruden when we get to that week. Sixteen raiders broncos game. Being in serious trouble at the raiders. Ooh what say does jon gruden make it to week sixteen. I'll give you twelve to one. would you take it. Oh yeah. I would definitely take that kidding me. You take eight to one. Yes i would definitely take that. Yes really would you take six to one now. We're starting a long shot but not too long shot. Yes exactly right yeah. Yeah pick 'cause. I ten years almost sharp. I think the raiders are going to be bad. They just haven't he's just not good at being. Gm unfortunately or the player picker..

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"warren sharps" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

05:27 min | 1 year ago

"warren sharps" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"Sharp. Well you know earlier when we were trying to figure out what qualifies. We said anybody who has a losing record. Last year ca qualifies asleep or this year and throughout. What about the forty niners. Because they are forecast to win ten and a half games. You said they would still qualify. Are you still holding. The forty niners would qualify as a sleeper. Or should i go with somebody else to make a case for them. Well there's two kinds of sleepers right. The forty niners were six and ten last year and there are no hard division and we don't know how much their rookie quarterback's going to play. I think they qualify as asleep. I mean true sleepers. If you told me like i think the lions are going to win. The nfc nores. I don't feel like we have any teen. That's like the quote unquote true sleeper. Unless we're gonna look at denver. And atlanta i was ending to that qualify for like realistically teams that could jump and compete in a real way and potentially go tendons tannin seven eleven six a couple quick nuggets on denver. And then i'll breakdown the forty niners but denver absolutely was my number two. If you said. I can't choose the forty niners but teddy bridgewater. Last year was in carolina. They played the number one. Most difficult schedule of opposing. Pass defenses this year. He's a starter for the denver broncos. They play the number one easiest schedule of opposing pass. Defense is based on my projections from number one. Most difficult to number one easiest. The only thing that gives me consternation about the denver broncos is fucking pat shurmur who i think is adult of an offensive coordinator. I think he calls far. Too many runs on first down. That's why the average eight point two yards to go on second down the worst in the nfl. No other team was worse than seven point. Nine denver had the number three highest run rate on these second and long situations behind only the baltimore ravens and the new england patriots. Two teams that had running quarterbacks and tried to limit the amount of passing that their quarterbacks redoing the broncos did not have a running quarterback they did not have a good run game they average the longest yards to go on third down because second downplays were so terrible. This offense coordinator is a disaster. I didn't like him in new york. I don't like him in denver. I also have concerns about their head coach vic fangio in terms of being too conservative. But if you're telling me what do i think about the broncos upside. They've got an incredibly good defense. They've got a very good. Looks like the rookie cornerback. Looks like a stud by all accounts. Every bad guy fucking capital as stood and the thing is like. I know that some people were like well. If you were going to go and start teddy bridgewater widens. You just draft justin fields and i hear you on that but i also know this that denver is basically playing right now to keep vic. Fangio's job and goal is to get aaron rodgers next season. So what good is having justin fields in the draft this year when you draft the number one corner get aaron rodgers away from tom. Brady over to the afc. I know patrick mahomes. They're not anything easier longer difficulty. But i think daddy's in upside the denver's going to look after this year but if denver win this year vic is gone doesn't matter just love certain and just felt like. Wow we we have a chance to get like a jalen ramsey type. Cornerback in the spot. And we'll worry about aaron rodgers year. Now we hire. They knew that people like bridgewater. Whoever were going to be available as stopgaps stabs don't like drew lock. And then that. Set that akaba with bathhouse. I also don't like drew lock so that was there. I wondered sharpie as you were going through. Some of those numbers how much you would attribute their inefficiency and their disinclination to throw the ball on first down to drew lock like they. They know they made a mistake with locked they were disinclined to compound that mistake by putting the ball in his hands and entrusting him That's just you know. I get that i get that perspective but the reality is lock is gonna look worse. When he's on third and long then he would be on first and ten from a passing perspective. Defenses are pinning their ears back on third down. That is why. I don't care who. The quarterback is pass the ball on first down not third and long. And if you run the ball and run. Offense sucks which there's did last year. You're only setting yourself up and delaying the inevitable. We've seen teams really improve their offense of efficiency with the same exact quarterback by shifting to a heavier pass rate on early downs as exactly what denver needed to do. This is a flaw with shurmur. It's it's it's a. It's a feature not a bug. This is what this guy does. And i just hope that teddy's going to be able to maybe showcase himself a little bit better and they will ease away from that a little bit. Perhaps the inefficiency brought last year will make them change their mind. I liked judy. Judea have asterisk all over. The place says like making a making a leap guy. K j hamblur. Who i thought was good near the end of the season He's he's kind of one of those like borderline electric. Those receivers those guys as little shifty guys that i always wish the patriots would have a. I'm not positive. I love the running backs but i. Here's what i do. Love guys their first three games and when you talk about sleepers the schedule always has to play a big part of a ray in. This is something when i used to ride my comps and espn is used to look for..

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"warren sharps" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

06:41 min | 1 year ago

"warren sharps" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"Twelve last year. Their win total right. Now is so basically. We're already. The oddsmakers are predicting a grenade out of the saints. And i took under nine myself so i. I think there's a good potential. This team is eight. Eight wins nine losses. This season house playoffs to make it. They're minus one ten. No playoffs plus one thirty four. The nine numbers even even money. Oh that go down and you lose nothing. Union lose a vague. Did sharp convince you or you going with the With the old sage francesa his whole case about if the tight end has dropped pass in that bugs game. This saints are actually in the super bowl and that's borderline super bowl team last year with a quarterback who can actually throw deep. Now i think francis is right about the potential outcome for the saints last season but that was last fucking season the quarterback that season is jameis. Winston it's not you know drew brees who can gay manage them around a gain manage them into you. Know twelve wins Last season. I already bet They're they're under. You did okay all right so to wrap up the grenades sharp. Has the saints over under nine. House has the colts over under eight and a half. I'm leaning toward the ravens and they're over under. What was it. eleven now to do the steelers. There's also by my three. I think it's going to be between the ravens. The steelers and I think the colts are getting there but ravens steelers. I think one of those two is going to drop. I don't think we're getting three playoff teams. I gotta say with the steelers. I was ready to have them. That was gonna be my pick. And i did some. I did some recant as you know. I'm i'm not. I'm not opposed to going on the blogs and message boards for every single team. Try to see what's going on. They might have nailed their draft. It's not just i know. Their offensive line is shake is off fucking hell and i know what we saw from rothlisberger last year. Though it does seem like they're gonna make it easier for them but the tight end that they got. And then naji harris to. It really seems like they have to guys who are going to come in and be like impact dudes sharp would have you heard about the tight end. Yeah farmers he looks great in the preseason right like they need receiving tight end ben always years ago. Ben made a comment that like. I try not to forget things that are of this nature. He said i liked tall. Receivers in the red zone and vermouth is the type of guy who can be a target for ben down inside the red. So it doesn't surprise me that he's going to lean on him For some touchdown upside one of the reasons they went after chase klay pool as well but just tell you built like i liked najah harris as a player and maybe a team should have taken him in the first round because he has that upside. Although i personally disagree that you need to value a running back in the first round i disagree with the fact that their offensive line was sufficient enough that they could afford to draft. A running back is the opportunity cost there and agree i also will say that preseason stats are relatively meaningless although get ready for me to like share some stuff on your boy mack jones however look at the steelers leading rushers. This preseason behind this line again take take it with a grain of salt. The leading rusher in terms of attempts was jalen samuel. She averaged two point nine yards per carry on thirty nine. Thirty one rushes. Anthony mcfarland was the number two leading. Rusher he three point. Zero najah harris was the number three. He averaged three point. Two and caylin balaj was number four. He averaged four point one k on their average a even average what the nfl average yards per carry. Are i do think the steelers. I would have liked to bet against them. There's a lotta things that are going to regress for a grenade. I could see it for a win. Total however the problem for me was the win. Total has already been taken into account the fact that they're going to step back. They want eight teams last year. It's down to eight and a half the odds makers you know credit. Where credit is due. They did a great job of removing all opportunity to bet this team under. Because i don't see a whole lot of value. Embedding them under eight and a half. I really don't see that ridiculously low of a floor that this team's winning four or five games. I think even in a bad year. What is the worst six problem or likely. Seven or eight games for the pittsburgh steelers so I just think there's no value in the win. Total but certainly from a grenade perspective. No more than nine wins for the steelers. I think certainly A potential brutal scheduled to house at buffalo week one which is a loss their own one. There haven't been a five team parlay week four week. Five weeks six at packers home denver home seahawks on a night game and then they finished the year home ravens at vikings on a thursday titans home Home for the titans achieves home browns at ravens. Here's why i haven't. I'm gonna wait another week before. I decide ravens steelers. Here's what scares me about the steelers. 'cause i i get the offensive line stuff. Last year. they had the worst runs per attempt. I think of any half decent to good team. They have so many weapons now if fryer myth is good right away and we know naji harris is going to be a hundred times better than james connor. I love all the stuff. I've read about him like he's definitely one of those if you've read any of the pieces about him he's one of those actually have to tell him to leave the facility at night guys recyc- hey we're turning off the lights. You have to go like. He's one of those guys and then their receivers clay and shuster dante johnson. They just have a shitload of weapons. I think if rothlisburger unless he completely sucks now. That's a team that you've got you by the way but house. Why am i afraid of the steelers. Why am i afraid of all these weapons. Plus all the defense they have. Your brain is wrapped around a version of rothlisberger. That no longer exists. She is in the bottom. He's one of the worst Quarterbacks in the league at deep passing thirty i in this is straight out of the the sharpie a bible here thirty first in completion percentage at twenty eighth and passer rating last season on on deep passes. Those weapons exists. They're good weapons ben. Rothlisberger is thirty nine years old and looks and plays like. He's thirty nine years old and their backup quarterback stink..

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"warren sharps" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

05:35 min | 1 year ago

"warren sharps" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"Who do you have. I grenade for you house. Already mentioned it. I'm going to go ahead and throw it out. I know james looked brilliant against the fucking jacksonville. Jaguars fast one of the worst teams in the nfl. And keep in mind. Those passes he threw passes no doubt about it. We're talking about some ridiculous catches that callaway had to make to bring those in. So let's let's put that off the side but for me. I'm going to go with the saints. I don't dislike the colts. They were on my list as well. But for the saints. Here's my big issue with the saints. No matter how we ended up slicing it. I know james looked looked pretty good but i believe that the saints are going to inevitably end up running the football a little bit more because drew brees isn't there and there's a little bit less trust in the quarterback situation without drew brees and when that happens what is going to be the result is it's going to be difficult to maintain efficiency on early downs when you're passing less than inevitably you're going to be facing more third down attempts and those third down attempts on average are going to be longer yards to go than they were last season and as a result your offense overall is going to be worse. It's going to be faced with these more third down attempts with longer yards to go which are obvious passing situations which then the defense can pin their ears back. You're gonna get sacked more often. You're going to turn the ball. More often throw interceptions or sack. Fumbles and this is a recipe for disaster for team like the saints. That was just so good with drew brees at playing on schedule eliminating turnover staying ahead of the sticks and fix efficiently moving the football down the field. I simply think that you're gonna have jamie's and a little sprinkle of tastes. And and i just i just don't like the involvement of tastes them. I don't think this is anywhere close to the situation. You may have in san francisco. Where is the jimmy. Garoppolo show early in the season but will insert a little bit trae lance which has some really high upside plays in. You can actually throw the football down the field. This is like a totally different version. That haysom is bad okay. Charlie shirt tastes hymns. Tastes them say young. Qb like trae. lance no no taste is. He's thirty years old. That got information. I didn't realize it was thirty. He is old and look. I mean god bless him you know. He's he's he's probably a really nice guy but the reality is she is not a quarterback in the modern air football. He's fine for like line. Runs short yardage drawn. You kind of are very predicted on the field. A little bit like cam newton yet much worse as a passer. In my opinion i knew. You're big on a big mac and down kipton. I have seen came. I'm a huge mack. Jones fan we could talk about mack. Come on i four. We do that. I'm gonna break out an old pack of cigarettes for back. Jones subjects ob so giddy about backbones. I can't even talk about. So here's the case for free estimate on thursday on the saints for them actually going over. That breeze really held them back last year. Because brees was just bad bike. He couldn't through passes. And if you if your banking on this this marquez. Calloway who everybody is. You know having a circle jerk about as like the sleeper fantasy receiver of all time this year. Just becoming michael thomas and then you can somehow right the michael thomas ship at some point during the season and james has the ability to fling the ball around. You got sean payton and the whole thing like you don't think they could still go ten and seven will look i. I think i think yours the issue with james okay. Let's take it back to your team. The patriots how did i know it's slightly different situation. Not a perfect parallel. But tom brady without rob gronkowski in two twenty nineteen and with shit receivers in two thousand nineteen looked terrible right. Like let's be honest. He did not look good whatsoever. Then he goes down to. Bruce arians offense in tampa bay. And he's got mike evans and he's got chris godman. Of course gronkowski comes back. But he's got a lot of good wide receivers that are in tampa and he looks like a million bucks will guess where james looked like a million bucks in the offense that all on brady looked good. Now what is james going to in new orleans. I love sean payton. And if the saints make the postseason and potentially make iran. He's coach of the year. In my opinion you've got to maybe get a little bit down on a future for sean payton coach of the years and outside shot if the saints end up doing something really well but from a grenade perspective james now going here. Calloway seems to be a stud. But he's completely unproven. Who the hell knows when. Michael thomas is gonna come back and the rest of that. Receiving core is one of the worst in the nfl. They just lost their tight end. Trautmann for a little while like i think this receiving core is very bad. Clearly in my opinion they're number. One receiver is going to be the running back alvin kamara. He's going to catch the most passes there. That's far from an ideal situation to game plan and offense around. We're talking about james like pushing the ball down the field and like giving more of an arm shrink but i think the guys catching the most passes closer. Linux scrimmaging alvin kamara so. I don't disagree that he's going to be able to do some things that drew brees couldn't do but i'm also not convinced that all the sudden is smart. Decisions are going to be there. All the negative decisions are going to be gone. He's not going to turn the ball over. He's not gonna take bad sacks he's not gonna fumble the ball so i think there's a lot of potential for the saints to go under their win total which is nine and a grenade..

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"warren sharps" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

06:01 min | 1 year ago

"warren sharps" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"Coordinate the way the sharpie thinks about it trace mcsorley in tyler huntley for an organization like baltimore and by the way. We just saw the gardner. Miss you was available available. My god now. Could he hit flourished in this baltimore officer. David been a nice. Backup to to lamar. So i'm with you on the souring but my my question is what are they going to do about quarterback in baltimore sharpie well. I think what they did. Tyler huntley i believe is moved up into the second place guy there. And if you're exactly but if you if you have an offense. That's totally taylor tour towards lamar jackson. There's two ways to look at it number one. If he goes down and he's out for most of the season you're screwed anyways right. Yes but if he only needs to be replaced for game or two you want a guy. That's going to do some of the things similar to lamar jackson. You don't really want a guy like the gardner menchu. Because he can't do. Your offense is geared towards the mobile quarterback. That's gonna handle awful lot and and not really throw as many passes. So i don't think carter mint shoe fits in re really well there. And there aren't a whole lot quarterbacks that actually do and so. I think that that's what their issue is. They aren't funneling a lot of money into the quarterback position. They've got lamar jackson. They're about to have to pay him. Make a decision for the time being would. They're spending all their cap. Space on is all the other players around him. They wanna make a big run this season and they aren't willing to funnel it into the backup quarterback position so it's lamar bust service. That's how old fantasy strategy right like in the old days in our basketball league if you took shack at center like what are you even want to draft a backup center in the first eight rounds because if jack goes down you're it's it's it's a very different proposition in this current era with the nfl the particular circumstances of this nfl season and unprecedented. That's season i don't mention is the right guy i think. No i'm just making a joke. Ironically watching pats giants today. I can't believe the giants didn't get mentioned. I can't believe i mean people. Listen to podcasts. Know how i feel about men show. I would have been totally fine rolling with him and mack jones quarterbacks this year i don't get the men she thing in the fact that jacksonville gave them away. I thought was really weird to. Why are you giving away somebody with thirty seven touchdowns at eleven picks the last two years on some pretty good teams. I think he's gonna go to philly i. He's going to win that job. At some point it will be in the first eight weeks or so sharp. Why why give men show ad and get that. I thought the whole thing was totally stupid. Utterly stupid by the jacksonville jaguars. You are taking away. Reps from trevor lawrence. I know that urban meyer is going to come in here and you know i talk to people on various different teams. I know that urban meyer was all about. We're not gonna hand anything to anybody. Even the number one overall pick you have to earn it. There's competition so that's what this whole thing was but let's be realistic. If the guy that is competing with the number one overall draft pick one of the best quarterback prospects in years is then worth trading for only a sixth round pick. What are you even doing year with what you think about. This is good enough to play with trevor lawrence. You just trading him away for a sixth round pick. That's what everybody else thinks of him. And that's what you clearly think he's worth because you were willing to give him up for that. I totally agree. I think that the way that means you was handled last season. If you read the chapter in the book on the jaguars yet. It was an atrocity by by by j rooted in ed jackson milwaukee him cerebral totally a nincompoop. Move with what he was doing in terms of how he's handling not so i agree i think gartner minhsiu is better than what most people think. Guard dementia is. I'm fully on board with your take bill in that regard. I think the eagles got a steal getting him for sixth round. Pick and i just thought for taking away wraps from trevor lawrence. You need him to get ready. This is a long as hell season. You need him to be primed. You need to say oh well actually. I've seen him in games. I've seen him in practices with the ones. This is what he's good at. This is what he struggles with. Let me try to introduce these other concepts you know. Also gordon makes you is not the type of running quarterback. Trevor lawrence's you need to work on your. Qb runs down inside the red zone. The five yard line. Install these different packages that you aren't gonna have in their. If men shoes there. I just felt like they were wasting time and then they dealt him for a sixth rounder by the way. Where is indianapolis. That's another one another greatly. They're gonna go indianapolis if they don't figure out you know wentz doesn't come back when they think he's when they're hoping he comes back and they have the wrong. Qb for those first five games they could Take a completely other season house. Who do you have for your first grenade. well. I'm glad you started with indianapolis because i think that they're definitely in the running. I mean This the saints are kind of like an unnatural grenade and You know there's there's all the factors that point to The the the limitations that they have their to starting ride receivers right now are are questionable Thomas out for a more indefinite time and jameis winston now. He looked pretty good. This kind of sold me on the states on thursday quebec to the colts second. They were eleven and five last year so for them to be an official grenade. They would have to eight nine this year. They are even odds. Basically not to make the playoffs and they're over under for wins is Eight and a half there plus one forty four the division that first five games i mentioned home seahawks home rams at titans at dolphins at ravens on a monday night and they might have you know jacob as as a qb.

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"warren sharps" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

02:15 min | 1 year ago

"warren sharps" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"And i'm craig hornbeck. We host the ringer fantasy football. Show on the ringer podcast network to avoid eating twelve waffles waffle house. Follow the ringer. fancy football. Show on spotify. This episode is brought to you by direct. Tv stream introducing activity stream the best alive to be an on demand. Which means you can watch your favorite sports movies and shows on one place. Whether you're gonna catch game live or watch the latest blockbuster. They've got you covered and no annual contract direct. Tv stream get your tv together at direct tv dot com compatible device required. Content varies by package. The subset of the bill. Simmons podcast is brought to you by ziprecruiter. Ziprecruiter knows that the general experience look for a job is pretty sucky. That's why they figured out a way to make it unsexy when you sign up at ziprecruiter dot com you can create a free profile and then you get matched a great jobs plus a lot. More ziprecruiter will proactively pitcher profile to employers. Who jobs match your experience possibly like the job you can apply to and many others. Just one click. Is that easy. Sign up for free. End ziprecruiter dot com today and experience. The better way to find a job once again. Ziprecruiter dot com right now to sign up absolutely free and put ziprecruiter to work for you. The bill simmons podcast is brought to you by vandals sportsbook as well as the ringer. The ringer podcast network. This is part. Two of our big sunday podcast. If you missed part one johasson. I talked to a lot of goff and some mba over anders as well because the first way we even have our first locks that we like for the season. Although we're not gonna really dive into that october. That was really fun. This podcast weren't sharp. Is going to join us and we're going to talk. Nfl for the next almost one hundred minutes so that is all coming up. Let's bring back pearl jam. I'm so excited. Let's bring back a second time here. We go our guy. Warrant sharp is here. You're going to be carrying on the ringer podcast. Weights be three times a week this year..

"warren sharps" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show

The Dan Patrick Show

05:11 min | 1 year ago

"warren sharps" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show

"Nah i'm just i. I don't believe savior that people make him out to be. I'll wait i'll he'll have to prove it to me. I've seen him in. Big games of seen situations would hasn't worked out for the lions. I note everybody blames the lions where everything that's happened. Play twelve years in detroit. We'll see i'm. I'm just not where they were. They were they. Well coached in in detroit. Did you feel like that was really coaches. Not wasn't looked franchise at one playoff when fifty seven years. Okay so i'm not gonna sit here and make it like it's all his fault. Put are not a crown. The guide said getting to the super bowl. I do not believe doug that the rams will make it to the super bowl during matthew. Stafford's time in los angeles okay. Look i mean i think he's. He's a he's part of the story. There obviously constructed very very differently than than other teams were there. They have absolute superstar on defense. Maybe the best football player in the game on defense aaron donald and and the way they used him last year jalen ramsey would just swiss army knife. Put him on. Whoever the teams best player is and and good luck and we have no idea how it would work because aaron. Donald wasn't healthy when they lost the packers in the playoffs. But that was when they felt like they were being held. Back or limited. Offensively because of jared goff and whether he couldn't make the plays downfield or wouldn't make the plays downfield or wasn't as invested. They just feel like he's an upgrade and they were close with golf and got to super bowl with doff. So the idea is if you're close with golf and you have an upgrade. You're going to be a better football team. I think that's the logical a logical argument but it doesn't mean that they're going to the super bowl. The staffer doesn't get to the super bowl. It's it's it's a failure in los angeles that's really super bowl or bus. The only absolute as the only thing. That's the only thing that will work for absolutely thing that it worked for the railroad because you feel get jarrett golf. No i'm not by and you tell me matthew stafford could come to la for three years and then not make it to the super bowl. And it's okay. I think context matters if aaron donald bringing him here no no. I'm not saying it's not the goal. But you're you're making it as if unless you get that's a that's a that's such a flawed argument right off so so willingly to the new dolls. Okay so i didn't say wins and losses weren't important but you want to win every game like so. The power you made. Last year was the packers season last year. A a bad one or a year. Yes yes the number one seed in the nfc yeah. They had the nfc championship game on their home field. Yes they had beaten up number one defense in the rams in the playoffs the two weeks before whatever it was when they played them and my point is aaron rodgers had arguably his greatest season maybe not quarterback rating. I think one season was better. But he obviously with his numbers and touchdowns and red zone and all the other stuff and they didn't get to the super bowl failure. It wasn't failure. It was a disappointing into an incredible season. That's the way it actually work..

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"warren sharps" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show

The Dan Patrick Show

05:30 min | 1 year ago

"warren sharps" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show

"I hate to break to. There's nothing like being at a ballgame because as good as the picture is and all the angles and all that is just not to say. Oh i don't doubt that. Look when we're talking about. I'm i'm not nfl guy so i'm solely nfl. I mean maybe. I could go to a basketball game out of season. Something like that. But if we're talking football right. I've had some great experiences in college college football that that atmosphere is crazy. But we're talking. Nfl football here There's just nothing that could get me. You could give me free tickets to a box on a monday night game. And i'd probably say i'd rather watch the game from home live. Bet it and track data. While i'm doing so and and forget about sunday with all the games that are going on sunday i gotta be in in in my bunker watching all these question. There's no question it's better to watch it at home. We were just talking about one. I love to go to the game. Yes but the problem with. Nfl games is with the exception. The sunday night in the monday you feel like you're missing missing missing is called. You could wasn't has tell doesn't tell us to let's get. I've never seen the red zone. I've never do. You know what. I watched one four. I've never seen the red zone. I don't know what that is. Okay i want one arguably the greatest channel. I watch sports tells because i want to watch the game defense and offense. I wanna watch the game. We'll see when you're talking rob when you're talking about highlights that's what the red zone channel is the red zone channels all about highlights. It's giving you all the plays that happened when the teams close to scoring. I know. I hear you dogs. You love that channel. I absolutely detest that channel. Because i don't know what's happening in the rest of the game and be prognosticating these games. I have to watch all of the plays that lead up to a team. Getting into the zone. Notches plays when they're scoring. So i do not even watch the red zone channel. I'm sitting here with eight nine. Tv's on at once watching all of the games unfold at the same time okay. Well i i would. I would offer some sort of hybrid. If i were to divide and what i always do at my house. You have to have got to have two screens. And i think the red zone is great..

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"warren sharps" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show

The Dan Patrick Show

04:26 min | 1 year ago

"warren sharps" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show

"But that's okay the bigger part is like you're gonna if you're going to pick apart the things he didn't do the super bowl and again. I'm not even a tom. Brady guy but i will tell you. They're down. twenty eight to three to atlanta falcons. I took my kids in. And i was like guys sorry. Patriots lost this year. And then i watched the greatest comeback in the history of the super bowl. It was authored by the same thomas. Edward patrick brady was it was about the defense you kidding me and it was a terrible coaching job. By shanahan or you. That's why tom coach winning coach. I'm talking about offense. Doug doing a twenty two yard line doreen field goal. Look our ten twenty with. I'm with you. Nobody blows a game. Nobody wins a game and that the other guy blow in a game. I got it okay. Tom brady tom. Brady was was terrible was under duress was bad for two and a half to three quarters of that game. Game against the atlanta falcons but in order to come back from twenty eight to three they had touchdown drive touchdown drive but touchdown drive touchdown drive. Tom brady was the quarterback correct even on the even. If you want to go to the play. They made against seattle right. Were malcolm malcolm butler had perception right lost and it was the drive before tom brady gets the ball against one of the most dynamic defenses. We've seen the last twenty years and legion of boom marches. Down the football field and scores even when they lost the philadelphia eagles where he made a a bad read his last throw like they didn't punt the entire. The entire was on a line. Like the way you poo poo that he coughed up to football at the end of the game was the difference. Okay but i didn't. They like six hundred yards of offense. Like are we blame. Tom brady for for stephen paddock. Net game who is the best quarterback who who played. Better i would. That's a hard one. Because i mean foles plate foles played. Well we throw a net game that he needed to make la like i'm brady had better stats but foles played patriots. Defense was awful. I it was awful like let's just kind of call it like it is it was it was it was bad but like look if you want. If you want to sit here and defame. Tom brady. I'm not saying you are. You're coming up with with a reason. Not excuse a reason. Why tom brady is is lucky and massively overrated and like look if we had a small sample size that'd be cool. We have a huge sample size. And oh yeah. By the way after the greatest regular season that we have seen in our lifetime sixteen and they lose a close game sukhpal. That whole team comes back the next year and he gets hurt like we didn't even we almost robbed of the prime of tom brady because he had an acl injury and he can't the next year you're coming back at it at the end leaving. Now what did they go in. What the eleven and five brady do you remember that. What brady yeah okay. Yeah really really went down the tank. The tubes would al tom. Brady's rob they went up sixteen in the year before. Okay but they go eleven five eleven games in the..

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"warren sharps" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show

The Dan Patrick Show

05:01 min | 1 year ago

"warren sharps" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show

"That aren't good enough and so you don't get a chance to to understand all the things you're seeing justin field saying that the game was a little bit slower than he thought he did. Couch it with like. Hey look the defense. I play against is a lot faster than the defense we played against. I told you if you if i went back if you went back three six months ago even the bears guys were like. Let's just we're planning on sitting him plan on letting dalton play. But the guy's got freaked. There's a reason he was the number one recruit. There's reason and i knew. I know that you're throwing open guys at ohio state. And he wasn't as good when guys were covered. This year's at ohio state But he does seem to have a little bit of that. it factor the bears the bears. The problem with the bears is. They've actually been pretty good. Example is do you know the record of the last. Three years is the exact same as indianapolis colts and they've had similar success in the playoffs. Indianapolis colts yet. People have this assumption that the colts are so much better off than the bears are right and and i would have said that myself. Just you know what. I'll look at the data or the games you know what i mean. Yes definitely would have felt that. Okay so so i like the problem with trubisky was like everybody lack confidence like. Oh boy here comes the offense again. And i kind of think you have that adult and like he can do all this stuff and he's fine. He's one he's been the playoffs and whatever but this guy gives you a jolt and if you can use the jolt to trigger that defense which is the real strength of this team. I i actually think there's something there i. It's not crazy to think they'd be the second best team that division if they get more than competent quarterback play and occasionally he can make a play just upon his his raw talent and they can they can scheme up around him. So in this particular instance. I'm leaning more towards justin fields considering how well he's played and how everybody said like he's taken gigantic leap. Now that they're they're in live action okay so that that would be in that particular case. That's where i would lean and that makes sense because when you have a defense you don't have to put up forty points to win a game. I mean that that that it's not like what lawrence might have to do. Or or zach wilson or somebody else it will be definitely a different so so i understand that and the other part is. I don't know at some point we saw it with. What's his name was with the dolphins. I just forgot the ryan fitzpatrick we kind of know who he is. And you wonder about wasting snaps on a guy like that and you say yourself. Do you really wanna way snaps on. Andy dalton when you know who he is as well and and the upside is on fields is way bigger. And how long has that defense. 'cause i'm not saying it's over next this season but how long are you going to wait on it and you know what i mean if you believe in why not..

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"warren sharps" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show

The Dan Patrick Show

04:28 min | 1 year ago

"warren sharps" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show

"Dan dan patrick show fox sports radio. Kind of a good all right. We're getting close towing the water football season sort of weekend. We had over the last four days of every team nash. Football league put on helmets. Put on shoulder pads. Haven't seen every player right to get too though and so while we saw some of the ones. We didn't see all the ones we did. See that rookie. Quarterbacks and that's where we'll begin rob web warn sharp who will join us Part of sharp football. We'll get his thoughts on these rookie quarterback's but like look this is a a yearly thing. We get super super hype over watching these guys. Play against very limited in terms of schematics. Defenses was there a guy. And there's plenty of young quarterbacks from you know from a mac jones to a trevor lawrence and to a trae lance to adjust in fields. Was there one that jumped out at you. Lamaze let's start here real quick. We're talking about a young quarterback jordan love who got hurt nothing serious but right. He's going to miss some work probably this week. Doug.

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"warren sharps" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show

The Dan Patrick Show

01:37 min | 1 year ago

"warren sharps" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show

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"warren sharps" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

05:24 min | 2 years ago

"warren sharps" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

"Sharp saying were impacted the most negatively by the NFL scheduling inequalities, regarding prep and rest the eagles won the giants to the colts three the seahawks for the bears five, and then I see the following teams received the strongest benefit from the NFL schedule, regarding prep and rest one of them number two jumps out to me. The Cleveland BROWNS SO YOU HAVE JACKSONVILLE CLEVELAND CAROLINA DETROIT AND TAMPA BAY now Cleveland's a real team with a real roster, their benefit explain it to the audience. Yeah, so they've had a lot of positive things that have gone for them for the last decade. In the one thing that we have to note here is with Cleveland as well as some of these other teams. Bad teams historically even with benefits of some scheduling help are not all the sudden going to become great team. There's reasons why these teams are bad that just having extra rest than your opponents are not going to fix as you well know so an example for the Cleveland browns over the last decade. Every team has had ten by weeks because there's ten season, the Cleveland browns has not had a single one of their bye week negated by negated. I mean that you're. You're about to play team. Coming off of your by who also had to buy the same week that you did. Therefore they're coming off of Obama's well. That's never happened to Cleveland. In fact, I think there are seven teams in the League. It's never happened to over the last decade on average, you'd only happens two teams one point eight times one point so less than two times out of ten. The Indianapolis Colts have had six of their ten by week negated. Their by weeks, their opponents have also been either coming off a bye, or in one case they were coming off of a Thursday night game, so they had a mini by so you can't have it. Where want a lot of teams have zero? And then team has six of ten but there's been other benefits the Cleveland browns. Are One of the best teams in league in terms of they haven't had the play very many roads. Sunday or Monday night game, so they haven't been coming off of those with short week to prepare having traveled back to their homes. You know late at night and then trying to get ready on a shorter week. That hasn't happened to them, so there's a lot of different doctors that have benefited some of those teams, but it's not necessarily going to be the single thing that's going to help. This team produced a winning record by the way nine teams will play three straight. Straight home games the niners, the Browns Tom Brady and the box. The cowboys are in there, the eagles, the vikings the Titan, so it's I. always think that's a benefit. You don't have to basically leave. Four teams will play three consecutive roadies and cardinals Redskins Saints Patriots in that Group, so it's Warren Sharp joining us now further record has the NFL. You created measures to help west coast teams traveling east. Have they ever because that's one? We all know about worn. That's discussed by even guys like me it they made. Are there variables they've added or subtracted to help teams? Yes over the last couple of years for example variable, but definitely has help is even allow these teams not to have to go back to back trips they they've allowed them to stay out on the east coast. If that team requested so, I believe this off season there were eight different teams, maybe six or eight different teams that requested that two games on one coast sandwiched together, so they wouldn't have to take four trips. They're back. They're back across the course of the season they could. Could just take two once they're day extra week. Then come back home, so the League is started to allow teams to do that from coast, and that definitely is helpful. One of the measures that the League tried to implement to offset and advantage that the Dallas cowboys were gaining. Was Dallas obviously host these Thursday games for Thanksgiving as the lion what the League that is well because Dallas is hosting these games. Let's give them a little bit of a penalty. Let's make them play road. Game which is which would be a good thing that's the right intention because of the edge that's gained by these Thursday games that you host however what the League did is they stuck that host game the week after Thanksgiving so instead of making travel for a game after Thanksgiving on Thursday on a on a short week. They give them the full seven days between games so therefore it's no longer a short road. Thursday game for the. The cowboys, if a standard rest games where the cowboys the whole, there's not that big of a difference between hosting are traveling. The issue is the short week in which you have to travel, so that was a move that the league tried to implement, which really didn't have any impact at all to hurt the Dallas cowboys, so they need to do something else to offset Dallas being able to host all these games and simply making them. Them travel for Thursday game the week after. Thanksgiving is absolutely not helping Warren sharp at sharp football, just terrific stuff, a deep dive, an investigation on coaching prep time distribution of prime time games, player, rest, and how it affects teams I think it matters my as I peruse all your teams I think the Eagles got hosed and the Cleveland browns got a break in the end. Those teams I think have playoff rosters I don't think Jacksonville. Jacksonville will be aided, but like you said that's not GonNa make a bad team. Good, but it is fun I want to talk about a couple of other issues because support for the heard comes from our friends at rocket mortgage by quicken loans home. Today is so much more than it was yesterday right, but it..

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"Sorry. Run heavy offense is in the NFL not taking proper vantage of DeShaun Watson break. Right comes in, and all we hear the entire off season is that Andrew luck has the thrown pass. Andrew luck is not in football shape Willie ever even play again. What's going to happen to his arm? This is such a disaster. He's been through in college football. He's been throwing a pro football is the throne high school football. You know all these different discussion points about is he throwing a tennis ball? What is even throwing and everybody was so scared of Andrew lock. And what is Frank Reich, do they go? Sixty percent pass on first downs in the first half the third highest rates in the NFL. Why is he throwing the ball so much with a quarterback who he got questions about his arm? We don't know what he's going to do it. We'll guess what? That's going to keep them out of third and long situations. By having a high pass rate on first down they're going to avoid that. And guess what they say the second fewest average yards to go on third down, only six point three yards to go. That was the second best rate in the entire NFL by being social a pass heavy team on first down in the first half they ranked six in my customers. Politic really down success rates. So they're really good at bypassing third downs altogether. And when they did get faced with third down. There were very achievable third down situations that helps the quarterback that prevents him from taking extra hits an extra damage that you sustain when you're in third and predictable, which is like third in law, so Frank, right? Did something came into something completely non-conventional that most coaches would not do with a quarterback like Andrew lock and had a lot of success. Another thing that he did was he adapted his personnel, the six week. When Jack Doyle was healthy. The colts used the third knows twelve personnel, and the third least eleven personnel on early down. So they were very much too tight end team when Jack Doyle was healthy. But when Jacqueline went out, obviously, we know he got injured, we had high hopes for him last year, but he got injured their eleven personnel rates skyrocketed, they were the third least when Jack Doyle was healthy, they went to the second most eleven personnel, any tire league once Jack Doyle went out when passing on early down. So Frank Reich clearly adapted to his personnel. So he did a couple of things most coaches don't do he passed the ball a lot on early down. One of the highest rates in the league which helped them avoid third along situations and did so with a quarterback that the entire media sphere was talking about is, is not even ready to play football this year. And then he also was a great at adapting personnel, something that a lot of other coaches. Don't do enough. They say, well, this is my system. I wanna run this and I'm just going to execute this. But Frank Reich realized when his player went down, he's gonna have to overhaul a lot of the things that they did. And he was able to do that. And his team had a ton of success, the first year in Indianapolis that I'm obviously optimistic about his ability to continue making plus easy coaching decisions this year and into the future up in India. Last question that I have worn and then we'll get you out of here is just the bears. I, I remember last year, a lot of people like the bears on the over in their win. Total beds. Do you think the bears continue to progress from what we saw last year? Or do you think that they take a step back? What a bears had so many things going for them last season. If we remember they had they were one of the most speed up injured teams on an annual basis like starting in two thousand sixteen they were bottom five team in terms of their injury rate, literally, the last two years. Thirty two and thirty one they moved up to the third most healthiest team in terms of adjusted games loss, which is a football ciders metrics that they track that's a huge benefits that they had last season. They also has one of the easiest junks in terms of strength schedules that they played from twenty seventeen to twenty eighteen it was the easiest jump in the league in terms of the shift in strength of schedule. They got a ton of new players that the added to the mix, whether it's Alan Robinson Taylor Gabriel trae Burton. And then, of course right at the start of the season. They add Khalil Mack on the defense. And so this is like a night and day difference from John FOX and Dowell loggains is awesome to coordinator to. What they brought in with Matt Nagy the increase health better players, the easier schedule Mitch Trubisky sophomore season which ended up being a lot better. And a lot of quarterbacks do have better sophomore seasons. I'm not so sure that this year we're going to see the same level of expectations. I mean this team should still be at good team a strong offense all things being considered. But their schedule of run d senses takes one of the biggest junks difficulty this year. They don't have Vic Fangio's genius on the defensive side of the football. And, you know, if you look at who they played last year hugged him having a easy schedule when they did play good quarterback lake Tom Brady. Like Aaron Rodgers like Russell Wilson. These guys are putting up decent numbers against them. Even Brock Osweiler put up ninety was like a ninety four sorry at nine point five yards per temps into one. Oh, four. Passer rating. So the, the defense look, awesome against like in Nathan Peterman, and Eli, and Nick Molins, foles Sam darnold, Sam Bradford. But they didn't do quite as well against some of the more both average quarterbacks in the league. And they've got a tough schedule this year. They play the saints charters eagles and Rams in a five week span. They end the season with the Cowboys Packers chiefs in Vikings in consecutive weeks, like I'm not super high in the north. I think not Patricia is just just poor peeling the offense of the Detroit Lions and it's terrible way with some of his reliance on the run game and forcing his team to be more run heavy offense. And and I'm not overall just as high on the NFC north, as some people are. So I think the bears are certainly going to be contention to win that division. But I don't think the season is going to look nearly as easy to them this upcoming year as it did last year. Warren, where can people get your book and I'm no? If I asked you the name of it at the start so people can find it when it's available. It's just gonna be called Warren, sharps twenty nineteen football preview, and it's going to be sold up on Amazon probably around July second. We haven't got it officially, you know, certified to be published there in terms of like accepted, but it's, it's going to be submitted their and it usually takes about a three day turnaround. So as soon as we're done, it's going to be up there on Amazon, and that's, that's the best bought to find it. You can also eventually by the PDF, if you prefer the PDF at short football analysis dot com. But the book itself, the best spot to grab that is definitely going to be Amazon. Awesome more and always appreciate the time. And like I say, you really need to be following him on Twitter at sharp football to get his sharpens. I is that your real last name or did you like is that, like your, your stage name? Now. That's, that's fortunately, my real last name. Well, it works out. Very well, thanks worn. Thanks for having me, raw men. That was incredible. It really was. That was unbelievable. I love episodes like this. We could do this so much more. So good almost as.

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