17 Burst results for "Whitney Mercilus"

"whitney mercilus" Discussed on Sports Radio 610

Sports Radio 610

01:34 min | 1 year ago

"whitney mercilus" Discussed on Sports Radio 610

"There and jump on. This is this is the guy right here. Here's the thing this scenario. You just painted is actually less expensive scenario for the Texans in twenty nineteen. And here's why you're paying Whitney where you're paying him. Either way cloudy is on a franchise tag. That's about sixty million a year paying McCoy, sixteen million a year, you're probably paying them, eight nine so you're actually, like, in the grand scheme of things, you're actually saving money off the salary cap in your scenario. I don't think you're probably, I don't think the ceiling of your defense is probably as good without cloudy on it. But I think I but I but I think with MC if McCoy's part of this mix, and he stays healthy, and he's been by large healthy player his entire career, you really, really banking on Whitney mercilus turning back into at least eighty or eighty five twenty would like to see and you, you can tell me. Because you follow the closer than I did. When Whitney in twenty fifteen when we had the sex it was was your what had a big year to what was defensive player that you go. So and then. So I would like to see Whitney playing doing exactly what cloudy does. I find it very hard to believe that he cannot be extremely disruptive. Now I'm not comparing to cloudy, not saying he'd be more disruptive than cloudy, but I watched Whitney mercilus play. And there's no doubt. He's a violent dude. That's versatile. Income can come from death can put his hand in dirt. He can do everything that cloudy can do maybe not to that degree. But he can do it effectively and be one hell of a player, I would like to see him do it behind JJ watt and twenty nine big winner in that one Whitney mercilus because it's a contract year.

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"whitney mercilus" Discussed on Sports Radio 610

Sports Radio 610

02:04 min | 1 year ago

"whitney mercilus" Discussed on Sports Radio 610

"Six pack as Whitney mercilus joins in the loop live from radio Texans linebacker, Whitney mercilus joins us right now. In the twin peaks hotseat, Whitney always good to talk to you. You're a fan favorite. We always enjoy hearing your voice on our show. I appreciate it. Thanks for having me. Hey, guys, man, we're gonna we're gonna hop right into it. Because obviously a lot of good things from this season as a team, but you know, a lot of bad things. I don't want to say bad things, but your role changed significantly this year. And you're asked to do a lot of things that didn't necessarily give you an opportunity to to highlight your skill set just from an individual perspective, how pleased are you with how you were used this year man thing is like as far as because I of course, I want to do exactly what I do best. You're a team guy your team. Saks get stacks. We had you on you were talking about you wanted to try to get another deal. And when GM's just look at just sacks. I would hope that they're sitting down and look more into it. But it's it's not as easy for them to do that. Right. Exactly. Exactly. You know, the thing is you want to show the productivity that you have always had ROY your consistent as far as that goes. But I will do exactly what the team needs to do at the end of the day because I have the versus the versatility to do it. You know, dropping the covers playing off the ball fill in the gaps an through and all that and adjusting in that way. So that type of transition because of course, I dropped into covers a few times not as often as before what that change the where it was a little ill. It was a little bit more than pass had, you know. Well, what about what about your role? You know when you're when you're on the field. You know, obviously you have to do team first off the field. I mean, this is a business. We always hear about it. Is it something that you're like trying to find a happy medium? I mean, have you talked to Brian gain about okay? What exactly are we going to do moving forward? You know what I mean? Well, haven't had these conversations just yet, you know, as far as you know, what is expected of me 'cause. You know, before I had always rushing as you always say, and then, you know, as far as understanding my role changed.

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"whitney mercilus" Discussed on NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program

NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program

03:59 min | 2 years ago

"whitney mercilus" Discussed on NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program

"Do you care is it or does it suit you better for your personality? Joseph just fine. It's great to have all those guys in the locker room. Honestly, you know, you get to see such talented guys come in and play the game. It's such a way that inspires you to up your game. Always. And it keeps you accountable as far as a man, I'm just going to go out there and do my job and play to an exceptionally high level. And that's what these guys bring to the table with a righty together type of game that they play and it just elevates game around the for everybody around him. Well, pro football players one thing that I've picked up on over the last decade as they pro football players in pro football teams love day impose a chip on their shoulder is the chip that the Houston Texans apply to their collective shoulder. No one talks about us enough. We have an electric quarterback. We have perhaps the most talented wide receiver in the game and beyond that and our defenses as rugged as it comes in yet. We don't get enough buzz is that what you guys are using as you head towards January this year. Oh question. You know thing is. Like, it is what it is. We don't, you know, we're not going to get you know, the, publicity or anything like that even though we've gone out. And we've proven that we try to prove ourselves prove ourselves sometime after again, but you know, at the end of the day is what have you done for me lately? As far as that goes into sleek and everybody says, oh, we're gonna fall short. And all that. Well thing is of course, we got that chip on shoulder, and we're just going to go out there. And we're going to do exactly what we need to do is go get these wins. I make sure make sure we come out. And everybody's talking about us at the end of the day. I know that you have to say the right thing, and you have to hedge a little bit, but deep down are you guys do when you talk to JJ or Davey and or Honey badger anybody else in that locker room. Do you guys say we re one big difference for us this year would be to not have to play wildcard weekend. It would be really nice to be one of those two teams with the buys that somebody because you have a big trip coming up all of a sudden Philadelphia then looked a couple of weeks ago like the Texans should be able to handle that one all of a sudden. Eagles feel like they're playing for something. They feel galvanized by foles is is getting that by important to you guys. We can definitely make some of this happened very special around here. That's that hasn't been done, you know, around here ever, but we just got to focus on this week it which is against philli and make sure we get this w and it comes down to these type of games November and December football, which is very important within this league. And if you don't take care of that. I mean, you're not going to be able to get you know, that someone Pertz in postseason or you may not even make the postseason all. What let's talk about your from Akron, Ohio, you keep in your eyes on LeBron and company or you or have you morphed into now Houston Rockets fan or where do you sit in pro hoops? I'm not much of I don't follow basketball like that. But I only LeBron a little bit just because he from the same hometown. And all that. So. See him his growth all that what he's done for Cleveland and brought championship and all that. And then moved on to LA that the that was pretty dope. And then also I do a follow the rockets a little bit had it had it had the greatest season go starting out. So yeah, they'll definitely be able to turn things around. You know, get things corrected is just the way how the game goes. Listen pro football dominates most anywhere. But you know, like, I say guys like to have a chip on their shoulder their competitive. Pro athletes, how much did it matter to you guys that the Astros to see how the city responded to the Astros getting over the hump and did it make you hungrier than you already work. Oh, would definitely made us hungry..

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"whitney mercilus" Discussed on NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program

NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program

04:05 min | 2 years ago

"whitney mercilus" Discussed on NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program

"Which by the way, we sport children with disabilities, which we rotate disabilities each year, and we started when I open we started off supporting children without autism. And now after that it's like laws ended now we're rotated over to support children with cerebral palsy. And so is. It's a great deal. We partnered with a lot of foundations and donate money to these foundations to provide services and. Camps and all that to a lot of families. You can't really afford those type of services and stuff like that. So it was really awesome. Well, wonderful staff. It really is praiseworthy. That that you take the time to do that. Let's talk a little bit of pro football, shall we and Twenty-eight eighteen but before we do one thing I always when when the Walter Payton man of the year award comes up. I am reminded coolest trophy in sports that that it's up there. It's a cool. Look in one it is. It is definitely look good on my show for sure. Yeah. He's sweet with the K and everything else, by the way, if the MVP the every p trophy has no name attached to it. Nobody knows what it even looks like who should it be named after. And what should the pose be could be anybody in the history of pro football? Oh, man. That's a good question day book is maybe. Okay. Okay. That makes sense. Yeah. You could do a lot worse than that. I thought you might go in the from Houston. I thought you might go Earl Campbell. You know, somebody like that you know, half is jersey worn off kind of thing. That's a possibility. That's possible. What about at one thing? I point back to consistently with you guys and your rise. You really turned into sort of a wind steam roller for a couple of months there. How much in the locker room? Have you guys discussed Frank Reich from the colts going forward and overtime and that kind of feels to me like a galvanized them. But also, you guys at got you that win if you guys look back then said what happens if that game turns out in a tire we in the same place. Of course, I'm not sure how that would turn out if that game ended up in tie. But you know, we lead I want to get away. We understand we gotta come out. We gotta come out swinging. After that. Sure enough. We gotta pull out the win out in New York. And now we just gotta win out to make some good things happen in our favor. Honestly. Do you guys talk amongst yourselves that the AFC south in a even in a year of this high offense, although the defenses are starting to rise up a little bit around the league. But do you guys point to the AFC south collectively, not just you guys is the is the division of defense? It seems like that, you know, it's always about all the defenses you can contain. Somebody's are offenses some of these weapons that's out there, and you know, who who's going to play to last night from the start to finish and keep the may game in a manageable type of deal for your office score. And it seems the turn that way. Even though, you know, see the game is definitely off of game for sure. I would say so just what the rule changes and things and things of that nature. But it's the defense that can play discipline do their job at the end of the day and Keith a game within a manageable range or try to get try to get a shutout. You have people love including me love to celebrate your name. You have is you have as good a football name as air. It's merciless after all and yet and his great as you've been in the NFL. Now, you know, I'm not the first one to point this out, but there's JJ watt. He cuts a big national figure. There's navy and clowney who was famous before he ever put on NFL uniform for that one bowl game play. And now you get the Honey badger. How does that sit with you?.

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"whitney mercilus" Discussed on NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program

NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program

04:02 min | 2 years ago

"whitney mercilus" Discussed on NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program

"And is that what's going on with Brady right now? I mean he did that picky through to Joe Haden. He's trying to push that ball. But he's also trying to avoid a sack. He's also. Yeah. But it was like he was trying to get away from the sack when he threw it he jumped and he's still got hit. You know, he's tried to avoid the sack and I I mean. mean, they were hitting dead on. But I don't know any quarterback that likes to get hit. And I'm not saying anything. But I'm starting to feel it more and more and they're rated this quicker. And and the technique wasn't good. When he tried to throw that away. 'cause gronk was was open earlier. He just couldn't get it touch right because of the pressure. And then if you go back a week ago when he had HOGAN wide open in the end zone, and he missed them badly. Always because he was about to get hit. So he was he was it was flinching in a pocket. Trying to deliver the ball at the same time, which I get you know, you're not trying to get knocked out of the game. But completely get, but it's because of the pressure that somebody's throws off, of course with any quarterback is because some of the pressure. Now, what has happened is? He's one of the best at using that little box in pockets stepping-up step in and make your move maneuvering in there. But now people are bringing guys all over the place. So it's hard to step one direction. He's not going to run out of the pocket and our running. It's also specifically people often talk about Tom. Brady doesn't want interior pressure. And that's not because I mean, obviously for the practical reason you wouldn't want somebody very large running right at you as you're trying to throw the ball. But beyond that most the Cam Hayward specifically was getting such a push in the second half. He was driving. The whatever alignment was across review. He was consistently driving that guy right into Brady from from the jump. The ball would get snap. And Cam Hayward was three yards one Bonderman. He couldn't there for step up one key when you play against quarterbacks that are not as mobile you want your rush rules change. You don't have to be as disciplined at keeping contain outside. Because you know, they can't really break outside if they do you can run him down. They wanna push you you want to inside move. So if I'm going to get the tackle I'm making a lot of inside moves because I want to thanked and enter the pocket now if I'm a DT and I'm over the guards, I wanna make quick moves and get right back in line. All I wanna pull rush him. Right back into the quarterbacks lap because we know we're going to have everybody crash in a pocket, and he's not going to be able to step up maneuver in that little box. You wanna crush that? Little right. A little pocket right there. I mean. Yeah. Even when he he gets pushed from the pocket, he's not a threat to take off. Oh, you saw them to own an interception. Exact got out of the pocket. He tried to throw it. And it was a bad throw. Yeah. So all right fascinating stuff there. Maybe when me should open up like a pass rushers academy or some bright teach dislike work with everybody on my swim move here by my by. But. Oh. I know what I'm saying. Trade notes here, you know, to to. Pass. Right. That's it. Swim wear damage, Chicago always laying on top of the QB. Dave damage. Jay. All right. Very pleased to be joined right now by the Houston Texans candidate nominee. It's both things candidate nominee either way the Walter Payton man of the year, it's Whitney mercilus. How are you? And congratulations to you, sir. Thank you. Yeah. A big comeback for you professionally this season. And then and then the nomination wonderful stuff for you. Tell us about it. I want to hear from you about with mercy and the great work you're doing there you've raised quite a bit of money. About three hundred twenty five thousand over two years. So as lot it just as a great, it's a great support by the community and all that. And they understand exactly what we're doing..

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"whitney mercilus" Discussed on NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program

NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program

03:21 min | 2 years ago

"whitney mercilus" Discussed on NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program

"All these office of quarters. They do that why in general why in person? No, that's that's something. They've they've been used to plan buddies eight as the league's reaction to these offenses thrown it all over the place putting up forty fifty points a game. Well, now, we just have to go dime. And and now teams are saying, oh, well, they're going to do that. Now, we're going to run it on you, and the depresses scarring where you want you want the smaller gun a box, you know, because you can motion running back back into the backfield. And you can run the ball to is there an issue at receiver for Tom Brady. Be the weirdest. One of them all at gronk. Okay. He's got a bad back and he's taken a. Physical beating and it's one of the weird paradoxes. I always point at in pro sports people say he's the biggest guy on the field. Shouldn't he last the longest though is the common denominator in all collegiate boarded anybody Mideast move on and play somebody else. The next week. Rob gronkowski is always in those collisions at Justice shack was just as Earl Campbell was Mariola meal. And so on the big guys are the ones who take the biggest beating over the course of time. So fine with him. Maybe Jillian elements a little slower the weirdest. One of autumn is Josh Gordon. Why don't they feed him? I'm not sure I know your drop the one the hitting right into chest for the first down. He dropped it. And then he had one hit him in the Elbe. Right. I just understand what was going on. Just get him in space period. You know, it's it's. It's easy to say. But how do we know that Pittsburgh did understand that take that away to you know, even element? You know, he had a he had a couple of jobs. He didn't he wasn't himself. And nobody's perfect. I didn't play the game. Perfect by any means. But we are used to seeing these guys routinely make plays make certain plays. And it just hasn't happened HOGAN, what was he not wild. Right. That they gave they gave him the ball in Spain. And somebody's one oh one, right? He chance to tie that game. They said we we gave you half the field. Chris HOGAN beat one guy out there. And and you know, they made a nice guy, you know, for that for that side of things the Steelers tackled better than they have in three years in that game. And it was a subtle thing. I don't even know how you coach that in two thousand eighteen but they were finishing off tackles as a group. I mean, they were banging those guys they were going to the post to. The Cowboys at the best. But it's hard to do that though. And you gotta also a lot of guys, though, hustle may. We're hitting them hard out there. And that's what you gotta do. I think they had in their mind that every single play. You know, we've got to have eleven to football. We can't give these guys inch coming through that why would region right. Why wouldn't you? You know, they're tired of it. They're at home their backs are kind of gets the wall you drop that game Baltimore wins. Now you pollen bent over. Yeah. Not in the playoffs. Like the scenarios? They say, you know, you're Ben talk about. Whoa. We don't know if we're at the crossroad you were at the cross world. You're right there and go after the fact they all admitted. Yeah, we do we just couldn't say that before. Right. And then lastly, talk about getting hit and all that sort of thing we've talked about that before old guys old QB's don't lose their arm. It doesn't just magically turn mortal. The issue is that most of those guys start to understand their own mortality as human beings, and they don't like taking the beating anymore once their late thirties. Early forties..

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"whitney mercilus" Discussed on NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program

NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program

03:49 min | 2 years ago

"whitney mercilus" Discussed on NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program

"Fifty five from the Cleveland Browns and the New England Patriots Willie mcginest what's the poop fellow? I'm just hanging out. Let's talk a little bit about what happened in Heinz field. Between the always wondering when that was coming to start the show. I think we should start. There wa wa you know, why move around let's talk. Let's let's talk about the situation at hand up in Foxborough mcginest for real three out of four. They've lost. You know, talking about their password or what just happened in Heinz field. All I know you wanna start there. All I know you're excited about that. But the question I have for you because I knew this was coming are you really comfortable with that win as opposed to what like should I feel like, oh, they got watch. The did you watch the game. And I heard tale of it though. Not the final score. Oh, you watched it. I watch. Did you watch the game? When you were looking at the game. Did you say, wow, Pittsburgh is just playing unbelievable. They just dominated every single phase. Or did you watch the game and said? New England shot themselves in the foot again another penalty another pill. Another mistake that's bad on situational football. Another mistake. I go. I mean, just the multitude. Well, norm. Wondering how you watch the game. You're adamant fan. I I really did feel like the Steelers were having their way largely visibly. Well, even offense of leaving though it wasn't resulting in points. I it felt like they were controlling the game for a long time at least east through the first half. And so yes, I, but it was vaccine because that's what watching the Steelers is because you're watching them against the mighty New England Patriots who have always had their number throughout the century. And the Steelers should win this one, but they're going to give it away because they're somehow not getting into the end zone inexplicably here with my. So you do have a little bit of doubt. Oh, yeah. I've. I'm not I'm not a loon. Of course, those watches. I watched these these teams play each other enough over the last fifteen years to know that it probably is gonna wind up in the patriots over a watch the game. And the one thing that stood out to me is one is still has played well at home, they came together as a unit they pay you predicted they could and would I shouldn't have never gave them that that motivational speech. I know really on you ever get motivational speech. But anyway, thank you for that will. You're welcome. They play complementary football. I thought they ran a ball. Didn't matter who was out there. Like, you said they had it in their mind. They were going to come out, and they're going to run the football one because they needed to to like you mentioned the keep Tom off the field and it worked out perfectly. The pass production wasn't really there. There was they may plays at times. But it wasn't there. When they needed to punch the ball in and score points. I would say that. And they did been had a couple of turnovers. Right. Yes. Okay. So and then was hor-, right? When they were going to put the game away. I fell right. And then look at the defense. And I said, wow, okay. They're doubling gronk. They're making plays where he needed to they stepped up. They play good against a run. They pretty much took the run game away from New England. Has some chunks, but they took it away for the most. Can I tell you something what you predicted is exactly kind of how I I was following your lead. But I did think that that's what the patriots we're going to try to do which is to spin the clock a little bit and control it with Sony Michelle, and they really did try to do that. Specifically in the third quarter. They were really trying to feed twenty-six, and you could see that he was starting to have his way. But it was those holding penalties that was the undoing of the patriot was and when you're behind in time starts to run down at some point. You got to get away from that..

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"whitney mercilus" Discussed on NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program

NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program

01:52 min | 2 years ago

"whitney mercilus" Discussed on NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program

"But it seemed to me that that chargers game was was a tough one because they're perhaps the best team in football or they've been playing like that. And yet, you guys had them, you know, and it may work out that you see them again in the first round the way things are shaping up. The chargers could be paying a visit the Heinz field is that something you want is D one another shot at that team based on the matchup. We won't allow another shot at a lot of teams. But. You know, we got a get there. I I'm not gonna look over any of these next two teams. But we do going to chance it would be a nice game. We didn't finish first them. And that's going to sit with us for a while. And we'll have to move on from there yet is interesting and then the other one that's looming. Is you might see the bulk birdies for a third time this year with Lamar Jackson now under center full-time. It's remarkable stuff. Are you are you able to are you seeing focused on the Pittsburgh Steelers? Ordeal. Enjoy putting your feet up on with these Saturday games and Monday night games. And and seeing what else is going in pro football. I'll tell you what my feet are never put up. I'm really just focused on what the Steelers are doing and just trying to make sure we're taking care of our business. Yeah. Well, we know your feet or never put up because not for the work, you're doing in pro football. But for the great work, you're doing around, Pittsburgh and beyond the Hayward house. We appreciate it. The great words were meaningful after what happened to tree a life six eight weeks ago, a great citizen, a great a great member of the Pittsburgh community. Cam Hayward best healthy you great success. Have a good time down there and Nola have a happy holidays, and hopefully we'll get to see play out there in January coming up here. Yes, sir. And happy holidays to you and your family and go.

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"whitney mercilus" Discussed on NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program

NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program

03:59 min | 2 years ago

"whitney mercilus" Discussed on NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program

"What was he saying that you guys in advance of a game that the guys kind of had to have? Honestly, you only said was just on someone you can control. We may have let these last three games go away. But the only way to get over those games and all the way they get bored is go through New England and focus on this game. Do you guys? You know, we fans like talk about the patriots just have the Steelers number. You know, that's just the way. It is. Do you guys consider that in advance of the game? How do we change things to make to change the result? Because it does keep it does feel like twelve keeps getting the better of us. Well, honestly, I don't I don't really worry about the past. You know, teams are totally different year to year. They might have had Tom Brady all those ear, but there are different team different team. We just try to focus on one game at a time. And understand this game is the most important. Do you guys? I thought what was a bold strategy that I didn't agree with and the moment, I thought wait the Steelers have the choice, and they've decided to receive did you think what are you doing coach T, man? No, no, no gave it a low put him out there. So we get the ball to start the second half. Well, you know, I think the mindset was let's start early. Let's get a lead and see if they can catch us we scored early and then they score right away. It was really quick as defense. We didn't feel comfortable I like that. But we just kept by in in the second half was get off the field quick and get the ball back to our offense. What does it feel that? It was it more meaningful to you guys. Or is it more a fan base thing did you in the locker room afterwards? So we finally we've eilly knocked off the patriots. Or was it just a win that you guys had to have? It was a when we had to have. But it was a against a good team. We had three games where we didn't win. But we'd be the really good team on a primetime game. And we gotta done is there a sense that you guys need to go down to New Orleans and keep on rolling or does that by you give you the luxury of having to split your last couple of games or you guys going to gather around and watch the chargers and ravens game on Saturday night. The see what you need to do on Sunday. I think our mindset has to be is we don't have to look around if we take care of our business, and we just roll these last two it doesn't matter. But that means taking care of your first game. New Orleans is a heck of a team. And we're going to have to go there and player best ball. And then we'll take care of that after. But but all we can bug is on is this one game. We saw for three quarters of the season. It seemed like it was all offense defense wasn't just optional. It was almost non-existent across the NFL landscape. Now, all of a sudden here come the defense is can and will a defense dominant team win the Super Bowl this year. Do you suspect that the way things are are sort of moving in two thousand eighteen that it's going to be one of those powerhouse offenses in that includes the Pittsburgh Steelers when they're going on all cylinders. I was just thinking comes down to who's playing the best defense. You might be the best defense in the regular season. But the playoffs are different animal. It's gonna be a heck of a battle for a lot of different teams. And I think in the Super Bowl just comes down to who executes better. I don't think it's offense or defense. But who makes the less mistakes who's able to execute a high level? Do you? I I again watching from where I watched it. I wasn't actually bumping into other large human beings over the course of sixty minutes..

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"whitney mercilus" Discussed on NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program

NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program

03:34 min | 2 years ago

"whitney mercilus" Discussed on NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program

"Richly deserved. And looking forward to congratulating you for your deeds on the football field in a minute here. But in the meantime, tell us all about the great work because there's so much stuff to cover that came in the Hayward house or doing around the Pittsburgh these days. Yeah. We do a lot around the city. But I'm just a very appreciative of the war. We get to do the Hayward house cover so much. We do a craig- Craig's closet, which is new very new. We partner with sports clips that we donate clothes stress close to young men that can't afford them. Yeah. My dad only had one SU growing up. So I wanted to do something the name his name that is very important to us. That's address. Good. You play good. Yeah. That's absolutely, right. And it's meaningful stuff to to a young guy to to be able to put on that suit and tie. And of course, I remember like I mentioned that growing up in Pittsburgh. I was in Pitt stadium. I got to watch your dad play. I remember vividly watching him run over the the mighty Miami hurricanes and the rain should have won the Heisman Trophy, by the way. But yeah, tell us more I really am interested in. That's hey, I was not making the joke there Cam. He should have won the Heisman Trophy. Desert. I've seen video. Boy, he was awesome. And and obviously you are as well. But tell us a little bit more about Hayward house the different things that you're doing out there. Because like I say, there's a multitude of a good stuff. We've also partnered with a kid's voice and boys and Girls Club, the work with underprivileged kids whether their after school programs or having a birthday club around my birthday. But we get the celebrate celebrate their birthdays. That's great. We all have that. Yeah. Awesome. I'm very appreciative of being able to work with these kids. And then we also work with the southeastern brain tumor association as well while I'm hoping that I will not run into you at NFL honors on the eve of Super Bowl fifty three. I hope you win the trophy. But you cannot receive it in person because you're busy resting up for the big game. The next day. They're in Atlanta, Georgia in the meantime, that would be pretty awesome. Let's talk about about the steps that you guys have taken to try and make that so specifically what happened in Heinz field. And by the way, I'm not saying this because I'm talking to you watching you in the second half that was one of the great defensive performances of thousand eighteen that I saw you were bull rushing whoever lined up across from you. You were getting a Brady's own offensive lineman. In Brady's face throughout that second half. That seemed to be a huge difference. Yeah. Where you're playing these really good quarterbacks. You just wanna make sure you get in their face. They're not gonna let you get the sack most of the time. But you just wanna make sure put as much pressure as possible and make them throw it out of a well, what was coach Tomlin? I'm sure that permeates the locker room for you guys after the Oakland game after the the little bit of a skid there. What was Tomlin's vines at? I'm just fascinated. I his ability to sort of rally the team. Amidst his own sort of a he was the guy who is being targeted more than anybody else in the organization. It's Mike Tomlin's fault. That this losing streak. What was his mindset?.

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"whitney mercilus" Discussed on NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program

NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program

03:48 min | 2 years ago

"whitney mercilus" Discussed on NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program

"They ran the ball young not tomorrow. They were in the top five in the league right now. They're str-. They've been struggling because they couldn't run the ball RPO. There was no RPO in that situation. And so now, you get atoms in there who's now you have someone you can lean on a little bit with the running game, regardless if he's a undrafted guy or not you want to lean on a guy and have the ability to do it and it works. I mean, I always try to always play the notion with quarterbacks, right? And I think we have a guy here who kind of defies everything and Kurt Warner. Her, you know, people say, well, you can find a running back anywhere. We'll Kurt Warner was undrafted, dude. Right. So you can find any player really any New England who kind of is close to that descr. Exactly. So don't tell me you need first round quarterbacks. When some of the some hall of famers Joe I mean, Joe Montana. It was like fourth round, right? There's he's third rat. If you want to play that game that is funding. Johnny United States was cut by the Steelers a lot to do. So it doesn't it doesn't. When you take when you draft in the first round, you're drafting the best player available that you have when you're boys what you should be doing or player, you think can change your game. That's why I think saquon Barkley went to the giants. Or are you gonna tell me you rather have some of these other quarterbacks that saquon Barkley like, yes? I would I wou I still I still who don't look at Eddie behind it gets up. Sam darnold is. So I'd rather have. Yeah. I listen, you know, can I tell you? This is. To tell me, do, you know? And this is this is because I think Sam will eventually be a really good quarterback or a good quarterback. You know, he leaves the league and picks miss four games. I now. Okay. Are you always have said that you've been steadfast with saying MAURICE that Sam darnold has he's a tunnel every and every bottle machine not going to change in the end. So you want that? No. I think it's the end of the world though, just because the world has been convinced by Bella check, and Sean Payton that the most important thing from a QB is accuracy it is. It's not there's John Elway Brett farve. Ben, rob. They were linger guys on there. They're accurate more than Josh Allen and Sam darnold. Accuracy is something is the most important, no degree you. Can't learn accuracy, either you have or you don't is simple. Okay. But I by the way, the other thing is was spaghetti by the point. I always make spaghetti and anyone else who wants argue saquon with me is Walter Payton and Barry Sanders are two of the very best of all time until the very end of Walter Payton's career, neither one of them got anywhere close to a Super Bowl. But I can I can make an argument about about quarterbacks that are really good. That have also that's not maybe not won a Super Bowl. But a good quarterback. You tend to be can do inner. Well, let's look at Matt Ryan, for example. I didn't put him into that group. So who'd you put the let's look at Aaron Rodgers this year. I'm letting x. Game five games this year. Marie. It's not. But had bad now Eddie spaghetti's angry that I said that about his his new hero. And so now, he's cut this interview. Darnold, really, I would I would almost impossibly Baker Mayfield possibly well. Wasn't there out almost say Lamar Jackson? I could see that one as well. But ever stating we've been my guy even the baby that I love and know the chosen one he's struggling right now, it is you need to have quarterbacks need boss around on the be successful. Okay. Spaghetti is now saying that the network producers are texting look time to go. Go ahead MAURICE. Thank you so much. We we thank you for your for your time. It's precious as we know especially around the holidays all the best the Jones drew clan up there in the East Bay have a happy holidays. And now, let's get to week sixteen showy..

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"whitney mercilus" Discussed on NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program

NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program

03:37 min | 2 years ago

"whitney mercilus" Discussed on NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program

"He he he throws a high ball and it sales on sometime I think if you get through the first two possessions against the bears. Offense. They show everything they have they're going to try and trick you up with a get some points that lead the rest of the way survive that as the other team you be you cannot trick people in the playoffs. That's why doesn't at work because I don't know. It's weird. Like, you just have to be able you have to be better at what you do than what they do. So if you come in here all these gadget plays and trick plays. It doesn't work. And you know, what I've seen over the last couple of years when you look at the Minnesota Vikings last year or the Minnesota Vikings last last week, they just came down ran downhill. There was no more run RPO. They were like, look we're going to run downhill, and then when we want to throw the ball, we'll throw the ball. But we're going to do what we do best and lashing us what they did. That's why they have such a great record. They ran the ball. They lean on the running game case came to turn the ball over. And so I think that's the form of do. I mean, that's what the Jaguars did last year. You're starting to see. That's what the saints are doing. The saints are running the ball at a very high rate is much. Drew Brees is throwing the ball and people. Wanna talk about how gradients which is a really good quarterback. They're running the ball at a high rate. They want the ball. It's the point of reverence for everybody. But go back in the year that drew Brees finally gets his one Lombardi that he still has now it was owed to the fact that they were turning around and running the ball and running a lot of those safe routes to Thomas, and now they're doing that with Kamara MAURICE are the Rams though, I'm trying to do the math on this are they because the national noise as boy, why aren't they running Todd Gurley more? And you just hate it added there. I think McVeigh is doing girly a favor because they don't have anybody really to run the ball with. And they got a day. They're playing the long game here. We is we want girly to be right for January. And he's not right currently in Detroit, you laws, Malcolm Brown. And that's what hurt because Malcolm Brown could have been that guy that you could have put it right and guys now you're leaning on undrafted free agent and a late round pick. A rookie late round pick at that. And so, you know, it's tough for him to do that Malcolm Brown going down. I didn't think at it. I was like a big deal. But I'm starting to see that it's a huge deal because he was a guy that could come in take give Gurley a series or two, and he would you know, they wouldn't miss a beat. Now, you're trying to play some other guys who aren't really, you know, like, Malcolm Brown. These are more slimmer guys who are more quicker shift your guys, and it just doesn't work out that way. So you know, I it comes down to winning these last two games. Right. You have to go to AirAsia winning Zona figure out a way to keep Todd healthy and get these young guys some reps in these games because you're going to have to use them in the playoffs. You're not gonna be able to run Todd. I bet hold early. Wouldn't even be out there had they beaten the eagles Sunday night. No. He would probably know they'd probably would have shut him down for a couple of weeks. And so it's important and in at the end of the day, you know, I think as much as we want to you know, as much we want to kind of tout. These guys is genius isn't. Like that football. Never change eight really amazing that it does that always it will never change within the season. I doubted that in two thousand eighteen I thought this is the year. Finally that the defenses are just the rules changes. And everything else the quarterbacks are now sufficient across the league save a couple of places like in Jacksonville. And finally now the defenses were are never going to have an answer. And we didn't even get to the play offs. Because as soon as the weather turned it's tougher to throw the ball. You gotta remember too..

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"whitney mercilus" Discussed on NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program

NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program

02:57 min | 2 years ago

"whitney mercilus" Discussed on NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program

"I hear ya. And is there a concern because the larger picture, it's not just something? That's afflicting. The Rams offense. It does seem like the defenses doesn't seem that way. Clearly the defenses are starting to hold their own and how now how much. At this point. I know obviously, you're you're in the booth with with the Rams, but do you now suspect that it's swinging back in favour of the bears the Seahawks and the ravens and teams that are playing that brand the well, the thing is, you know, right now, it's not even that Brenna football home games. You want to play at home period because throughout the league teams that are at home have a better chance of winning for some reason. When I stand on get y either I don't understand. But when you look at everything, you know, the saints are a more dominant team at home than they are on the road of the Rams are more dominant team at home than they are even though they lost Philly. There's still they played much better than they did against Chicago right of Chicago's defense is much more dominant in Chicago than it is anywhere else. And so with those things being said us trying to fight for home field advantage. You have to find a way that but for a defense specifically we saw that in the clink with those. Those high NC hawks teams, they would always say, April and Bennett, it would say we would get a jump because the crowd would be. So we could actually jump at the line of scrimmage a split second earlier because I remember it like it's the quarterback can't use his voice. So he's he's using his hands. And so whenever you see the core by jump up. You could take off jump because you know, the ball's coming right there. So. Again. It's when you have a great defense. You always want to be at home. We have a great offense. You always want to be at home because you can work on the road. There's different issues that come come throughout. And we we saw on Monday night with the saints. I mean, they're in Carolina Carolina's lost five straight. And there was a reason everyone was trying to say Carolina has a chance to win because they play outside. It's a little bit different than being in the dome. It's it's tougher. It is a completely different. And so. I think more of the weather the weather's starting to churn chain. You know, some people say real football is being played now. But also the fans are more into it this time the because a games means so much more. I get all that. But by the way, are the saints now the team to beat out of the NFC who's the who is even the best. I mean, the the bears the bears are playing great football right now. And I know, you know, talking with a lot of players and talking with a lot of people a lot of teams are want to face them. I know they're gonna day are going to have to do what your former team the Jaguars date in two thousand seventeen which is to some degree. Mitch Trubisky is better than Bortles. I'm not making that case, but they are going to have to hide him a little bit question. I mean, I I called a game where you know, if you force him to golf as I read and throw over the middle. He sells the ball..

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"whitney mercilus" Discussed on NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program

NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program

03:34 min | 2 years ago

"whitney mercilus" Discussed on NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program

"You are. I hope it's filled with mirth and song and cookies and family and friends and a dog and all that kind of stuff here in studio, sixty six were overflowing with festivities in jolly nece and so on and so forth and not just because it's the holidays, but because week sixteen is fast approaching here seated to my immediate left. My my main man from from the East Bay, man. I don't know where that came from that just kind of fell out of me there. I don't know. I was just going with it. I guess I'll catch it and hold it. That's all you know, all it's all like improv like MVP behind the glass. That's her thing. Like, I'm using. What do you mean you've done some of that than I could see you doing that? Actually, by the way. It's MAURICE Jones, drew everybody. That's who I meant to say. Hello, happy holidays. We haven't the time for for song right now. Now, we are playing other songs anyway, MAURICE you've done a little improv. I've done. A little bit. It's been fun. I, you know, I it was just me and my buddies doing it like we go out on trips and stuff boy strips like we do improv. But it wasn't like improv improv. But then actually did improv improv, and I found out there was nothing different. And VP. Do you think based on your professional experience that MAURICE of all the players that work at the NFL is the number one. I yeah, varies his great. Is that because Maurice's the only one who can hear you right now. Definitely. I thought. Yes. And guy you'll go with anything you've got to be able to go with the flow. He's a yes. And that's right. I'm comfortable being uncomfortable. That makes it it makes perfect sense to me. I know exactly how that how that that's all ancient in your brain goes or in your heart or whatever. Anyway, MAURICE by the way, go back and listen, great first podcast this week with Meena from ESPN, gray and a kind. She's a nominal. She really is. Yeah. I love her. I love her work on the highly questionable. Yes. We talked about that. Do you think I looked like Dan lebatardshow? A lot of people say, I do know now, not even close. I don't know what you act like I'm asking for a cop. Like, I don't think he's like know. I just don't they don't look nothing like each other brunette hair. I guess the Rams don't look like the Rams or at least the Rams of September and October and much of November. What gives here, you know? Watching the games you're seeing a lot of interior pressure. You're seeing Jared Goff. Not be comfortable. And I've seen coached McVeigh try to switch his scheme up a little bit. But this is that time of the year. We always talk about it where you have to run the football. And you have to be a physical team scoring points. Really doesn't matter in this situation. That's only matters in September and October. Once you get to after thanksgiving. It's about finishing games in ending games. Quickly right now you saw the Chicago Bears. Do that to the Los Angeles. Rams you Philadelphia Eagles ran the ball out him. So those are things that they have to try to fix and work on. I've always been I've always had questions of why not carry a fullback on your roster because at times like this. And that's something that they're starting to see like it's starting to happen where they have to start running the ball a little bit more. And when you have a full fullback allows you to to be able to run through some of these loaded boxes. So we'll see how they do. I know ties been got banged up a little bit. But you know, spoke with him. And he says, you know, it's just something he'll he's working through and his late in the everyone's banged up. So. I'm excited to see what they do the next couple of games 'cause you have to win these next to to get that by which they really need their team has beat up a little bit right now. And you know that this is part of the year. So you wanna hill up and and keep those games at home..

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"whitney mercilus" Discussed on Sports Radio 610

Sports Radio 610

02:23 min | 2 years ago

"whitney mercilus" Discussed on Sports Radio 610

"Kessler shotgun cloudy sacks him just fought off the blocker and took the QB Dafur second second. Yes, that's true. He was fighting off a hold of bad hold by Josh Walker, but got through it and got the sack speaking of Saxons get the number seven. Because Whitney mercilus has been forced over the last six weeks where the sax wit where everybody asking me he's not playing. Well, what's not playing? I'm like wait a sec hold hold up because he hasn't gotten the sack doesn't mean. He's not playing. Well, he's been played very well. He's been playing the run exceptionally. Well, he's complaining coverage. Really well the Texans you're asking me to a million different things on defense because he can't do them. But he finally got back to the quarterback to get that sack. I know he was looking for. He did this in the second half with the left tackle Jaguars. Josh Walker and Whitney mercilus comes in at lucky number seven with the strip sack almost almost came up with the ball. But we'll give the sack fumble which showed up huge game on Sunday against the Jaguars offense. He had that sack. He had four tackles a tackle for a loss quarterback hit and two forced fumbles big day for which we'll hear more from Whitney and a little bit here. At number seven is a strip sacra Kessler half cafardo throat. Sack. Fumble Whitney mercilus strips it go it happened that fast to with blazing off the edge. Get number six third down and five play in the first half coming out from the shadow of their own goalpost Texans, bogged down a little bit on our drive head above third in five and the Jaguars pretty much all day. We're leaving. Jalen Ramsey on as he likes to call. It twenty land dot Riva silent. It's twenty land with the outer Hopkins and that can work for only so long look Jalen Ramsey. I've said this before wanna top five football players league. Take take that for not corners that he's one of the top five players in the league. Now, you read his mouth little bit. He talks a lot, and that's fine. Because every now, and again, he has something like this happen against them. And number six the Andrei Hopkins with the one hand left hand snag that you had to see to believe this. My friends was unbelievable Hopkins with the one hand catch right about now. Watch. It gets the snap airs.

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"whitney mercilus" Discussed on Sports Radio 610

Sports Radio 610

02:50 min | 2 years ago

"whitney mercilus" Discussed on Sports Radio 610

"Saw how big of a loss that was for the texans not to have the presence of whitney mercilus and he was a huge factor in two thousand sixteen whenever you lead the league in defense so that's why have merciless in that eight spot eight for me is will fuller i will fuller is going to be so important to them on the offense they then but he's not higher on the list i would put them higher on the list if there weren't guys that we we've talked about before like bruce ellington's a guy that we really liked that could fill in and what i mean kiki cutie could come in and maybe he makes an impact as a rookie but will fuller is really really important to what this offense does because he's going to take some of those double teams he's gonna take some of the pressure off of hopkins and if he if they decide not to stop doubling hopkins then he's going to just be loose and blow the top off the defense a willfuller he's my number eight number eight most important texan i don't have them in my top ten and there for the reasons that you said because you guys that could give you some production in that number two spot if he were to go down or if you're going to have a great season i'm still i'm interested on sammy coaxed picks him up on waivers sammy coach and how he performs he's an outside receiver though not an inside receiver kiki ut is a fascinating rookie to watch in his first season we'll talk about the texans rookies later on in the show ellington somebody that i like you hope you can get something out of braxton miller going into the season i think you can get by without will fuller he adds an extra dimension certainly he would help the houston texans offense but i left them outside of my top ten because i think you can get by without him i you know you can get by without him but what you could be with him being as good as a top ten and being a top one of the ten most important guys what you could be with him as an offense is i want to see it i have to say because that's willful obviously hopkins is going to produce but if you have wolf or even producing it ninety percent of what he was doing at the at the rate he was doing it last year i mean you can have one of the best passing games in the league you could have a top ten passing game lead with two of the most dangerous receivers and i know landry got a bet right now or he he talked he john maclean told him he was being silly saying that will fuller can make a pro bowl next year but if you get an entire season of willful or playing at the clip that he was playing at he would could make a pro bowl and that offense would be so dangerous number seven on my list is today beyond cloudy and again i'm very offensive heavy up top and it's why i have some of these best defensive players on my bottom half of the top ten the reason that i have cloudy at seven ahead of mercilus is at eight is for two reasons one clowney has done it more recently and i have a recency bias you did it for me in two thousand seventeen i'm gonna give you the edge against somebody who did it in two thousand sixteen also clowns better against the run the nutty mercilus is so i give cloudy too slight edge over merciless and that's why i have him seven in whitney date so my mice my seventh i i love the cloudy i'm not gonna talk about him yet because he is on my list but at number seven i have whitney mercilus there whitney mercilus a guy i mean.

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"whitney mercilus" Discussed on NFL Live

NFL Live

01:48 min | 2 years ago

"whitney mercilus" Discussed on NFL Live

"Ten you're adding six whim eddie i'm plus yep i'm plus plus six here listen the afc sound is a very interesting division very competitive obviously jacksonville and the titans and would angelo coming back but i mean the players that that the texas are getting back on jayjay y you know whitney mercilus obviously shawn watson showing watson what's arguably the face of the leave for that period of time that he was playing that's that's how explosive houston texas office was if he can stay healthy which that's still a big question mark him stay healthy for sixteen gangs this going to be one of the most exciting games in the national football league this upcoming sees i'm slightly ever so slightly less optimistic it'll five extra wins for nine in total david made the point that listen you can make the case that the biggest quarterback injury return this year and the lead is shawn watson other hammer aaron rodgers but you could also make the case amongst non quarterback injuries they have the most returning talent of guys that mr punch timeless jj watt whitney mercilus two of the best pass rushers on their team now today being cloudy he's not coming back from season ending injury but he's currently injured all these guys being healthy and on the field make a huge different and remember this triggered this offense on the fly last year tom savage leave it or not did start the season at quarterback now what they fall off season to sign things and scheme them up even if watts is not only healthy imagine how creative this offense can be the cease yeah i agree with the big improvement for houston i'm right there with field on plus five i mean it would be tempting to go higher but you have to factor in that fc south i mean you have to play off teams last year that we're not the.

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