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"Hello and welcome to the MMQB NFL podcast. I'm Conroe. That's my dog Ernie upstairs barking at the FedEx guy. Albert Breer's here and I'm going to start in New York because Albert I can't believe that we're still doing this Taylor Swift thing. And now the NFL is doing the Taylor Swift thing. Do you see that they are their subhead on their Twitter pages. The Chiefs are now 2 -0 as Swifties. I did not see that but I am more and more. It's fake. I think so too. I think on Friday like the radio show I did in Boston. They leave me at the like and these guys are really creative and they kind of like took me through their full like tinfoil hat like conspiracy theory. You know like you know what this actually really makes sense. Like because the NFL has forever chased the female demographic and they've struggled to get it. And they know that there's nothing more buzz worthy on that side of the aisle than Taylor Swift. And they were shameless enough to cut like I mean we've seen some of their shameless acts over the years to try and get the female audience. And this wouldn't even rank in like the top 10. You know what I mean like this would just be sort of par for the course that they would do something like this. So I really like I am officially on this Monday morning Connor especially after the 10 million shots that box last night. I'm all the way there. This is all fake. This is all like this is all contrived. This is it. Everyone wins situation. Taylor gets to promote her movie. What else is it? There's one other thing right is a new album coming out. I can't keep track of all of this. I have no idea. OK. So Taylor gets to promote that stuff with a different demographic. Right. Like football different demographics different than hers. The NFL gets to try to take a swing at the female audience. And then Travis Kelsey gets an enormous benefit from this. Travis Kelsey's following has exploded. Nine hundred thousand new followers. This is like an everyone wins situation. And it's all fake. A 14 point 14 whatever place jump in Jersey sales. Like we were taught in school to follow the money and it's right out in front of us. Like it's like you know we're not even it's not even like they're hiding it. And I think I'm only read some of this stuff sometimes, though, and like like over the last week, like actually clicking on some like people dot com links, you know, I've seen some stories she reads. And I always think that the page six type stuff, you know, and I always think it's funny when there's like an insider into somebody's relationship, like who would be the insider into your relationship? Connor, I, you know, when they when they when they when they put sources into your relation and then people's relationships. Yeah, the sources be I mean, it would be like my neighbor or like my mom or my wife's mom. It would be like, yeah, I think I think they're fighting, you know. Yeah. Yeah. I don't have a publicist. I always think that's great. Like is the sources into the like the insiders into the relationship? Like is that person like just coming over and hanging out on a Tuesday or something and that makes them an insider? So Brian Costello, who's awesome, Jets beat writer for the New York Post, and he tweeted the the bio for the NFL's Twitter page, which is the Chiefs two and O's Swifties. And he's totally right. This is the kind of stuff that fuels nutjob conspiracy theorists, not just the ones with the podcast. But the fans who watched that game last night and saw their saw the outcome derailed by an extraordinarily questionable call on Sauce Gardner. And listen, I'm not saying it's good, bad, right, wrong or indifferent. But if you're a Jets fan and you've already seen your entire season railroaded by the NFL's greed and desire to milk whatever they can out of this franchise and you had to do hard knocks. Every single game is on prime time. Your schedule is ridiculous, ridiculously front loaded and impossible at the beginning. You know, I don't know what else you could think right now other than your team is just being actively manipulated by by the league. And listen, I don't believe it. You know, Andy Benoit and I used to fight about the I used to get him going on the NFL's fake thing a while back. We had a lively discussion about that after Peyton Manning's second Super Bowl. But I don't believe it. I'm not one of those people. Well, you're not making them go away. I just noticed I just went to the NFL's Twitter page. It is now the header is three shots of tail left. And like if you look at the bio, I think this is a tailor. I think this is a tailor reference. We had the best day with you today. Maybe is that a reference? I think it has to be right to be clear. I'm not anti Taylor Swift. I think she's a fine musician. Yeah, I think she's a genius. Like, yeah, I think she's a legitimate genius and everything she touches turns to gold. And there's a reason for it. She's obviously incredible. Yeah, I just don't like I want you know what? I think I'm hot, too, because I'm coming off the I wrote about the way those are the lyrics to it. Those are those are lyrics from a Taylor Swift song titled The Best Day. Okay, I think I'm just a little hot coming off the Toy Story broadcast, too. Did you did you catch any of that? I was actually coaching third grade football during the Toy Story. Okay, good. Yeah, I threw that on and I was just like, what are they doing? And I get it. You're trying to get kids to watch football. But how about just allowing kids to watch football or to have kids play football and not to watch like a I mean, the technology was incredible. But it like it looked like a like a like Minecraft, you know, and like I just felt like I watch it with my son for a minute. And I was like, they're trying to just it's like cocoa melon. They're just trying to hypnotize them. So we we bang that thing fast. I mean, I just feel like that's like there are some people at the league office who don't have enough to do. And that's how things like that wind up coming to life. Like like fix, fix the problems. Like we're focused on Taylor Swift and the Toy Story broadcast, like like digital chains so that like chains don't break during the game. Grass fields like like like fix the actual problems with the games. My God. Anyway, twenty three twenty, the Chiefs beat the Jets. The Jets fall to one in three. The Chiefs are three and one. I think my takeaway from this game is the takeaway that everybody had, which was this was a feisty, very feisty Zach Wilson game. I think that Robert Sala, to me, win or lose, just earns so much credit because during the week he knew he was going to get demolished. And he said, you don't throw people away. You just don't throw people away. And I give him so much credit because honestly, this is job on the line stuff. And he stuck with Zach Wilson. He dug in. There was no sample size. And Zach played really well. I was very happy for them. And look, like I think that the biggest problem that Robert Sala had was like, can he continue to sell Zach Wilson to the locker room? Because the premise of that entire team, the construction of that team this year was we're going for it. Right. So there are guys in that locker room like Allen Lazard and Adrian Amos and Randall Cobb, guys that were like that are older vets that are there to chase the ring. And like guys like that aren't going to have patience. They don't care what this means for your franchise in 2025. They care about right now. And the younger guys in the roster are going to be worried about what's going to get them in a position to get paid. So it can be hard to sell a developing quarterback to a locker room. And I'll give Robert Sala credit for standing by Zach Wilson, because if he didn't do that, like it would have been impossible. It would have been impossible for Zach in that locker room. you And, know, it sort of made me think of something I said earlier in the day about how Josh Dobbs should get us to question everything about how we develop quarterbacks, how the NFL develops quarterbacks, how the NFL nurtures quarterbacks. Because, you know, you have this guy in Josh Dobbs who got what, six years to kind of learn away from the bright lights. And then because he was on different teams, because he had different experiences, because he was developed away from game action, because people invested in him, because he had a chance and people had patience with him. And, you know, every single movement of his wasn't, you know, litigated on a public level on a week to week basis. You know, he had a chance to kind of get better in the background. And now you have a guy who's so adaptable that he could be traded a week before the season and start and take maybe the worst roster in the league and have a competitive over the first month of the season. It really like to me, like looking at Josh Dobbs makes you question everything. And so if six years can do that for Josh Dobbs, why are we throwing guys out after two or three years? That's what I don't get about it. It's fair to make an assessment on a guy and say, like, he sucks now. But to say guys never going to be good, just ignore so much history. You know, like Alex Smith is a phenomenal example of it. Right. Like how many times was he given up on in San Francisco? Yeah. Like, oh, he can't play. But no one was looking at the fact that like he had five coordinators his first five years in the league. He had two head coaches. Everything was completely unstable around him. And then Jim Harbaugh gets there in 2011 says, no, I'm sticking with him. And he takes off and then he's in the league for another decade as a starter. You know, like it's just we have so many examples of the of why we shouldn't make definitive and declarative statements about young quarterbacks. And yet we do it over and over and over again. And like I do, I think like the intention of the Jets in the first place was we have to press the pause button with Zach Wilson. We may have wronged him by playing him too fast. Right. And by putting too much on him too early. And so the whole intention on bringing him back this year was to allow him the chance to do the Josh jobs and develop in the background for a year or two. And that got blown up. But just because that plan got blown up like that's not Zach Wilson's fault. That plan got blown up. It's not anybody's fault. So now you're going to just completely throw the kid out. Why? Because Aaron Rodgers got hurt. There's a lot of like really faulty logic that goes into the way that he's been talked about over the last couple of weeks, I think. I agree. I'm not just saying this because I wrote about it, but to not even, you know, I think we're in such a easy Twitter dunk society that when Zach Wilson and Nathaniel Hackett get paired up, everyone's just like, oh, this is going to be terrible. And without looking at any of the history of any of these guys. The AFC championship came with Blake, Blake Bortles. He got Ryan Nassib drafted out of Syracuse. I went to Syracuse. Do you know who was the quarter? The last quarterback drafted before Ryan Nassib, Donovan McNabb, Donovan McNabb. I was going to say I was going to say Troy Nunes. Like I think drafted as a quarterback. I think there was a couple of quarterbacks that turned into tight ends, but in literally broke all the school records with this guy. And then he got Kyle Wharton, I believe, to the doorstep of the playoffs. Yeah. Two MVPs with Aaron Rodgers after he was lost in the woods for a little while. The guy's good at what he does, you know, and we're seeing in Denver now, who knows? Make your own judgments about what happened there. But I think that this thing could work like, OK, yeah. The Jets are one in three, but their schedule softens up a little bit. They played a lot of their best defenses up front. You know, Zach Wilson is going to look bad against the Cowboys, but how many other people are going to look really bad against the Cowboys? Right. And now in the next few games, like they have the Broncos coming up. I mean, Zach Wilson could could legitimately put up 50 points against that team. The Eagles, who are really good defense giants, Jets, Giants before Halloween, which if he can handle the pressure. I think that's coming off a buy, too. So it's coming off a buy. You know what Wink Martindale is going to do. He does it well, but you know what he's going to do. And then the Chargers November six, the Raiders November 12th. You don't play a really good team. You play the Eagles in the bills in the next month and a half. Otherwise, you're good. Well, we're kind of like that's like and that was the whole logic behind this. And I think we talked about this last week. To me, the problem with going away from Zach Wilson, like in the whole in the first place, was a there's no better option out there right now. Right. And B, once you go away from him, you can't go back again. You know, so I think so. I think so. I knew that like it was if we bench him in consecutive years, we can't sell him to the locker room again.
Fresh update on "zach wilson" discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"So look, I, I think that that part of it's in a good place and I, and I would say, um, like the fact that they responded at halftime, the fact that the defense responded at halftime the way that it did is a decent sign because, um, I heard it got pretty hot in that locker room at halftime. Um, Justin Fields, I believe was 16 of 17 at that point. And the one in completion was a hail Mary, and, um, they'd given up 70 points the week before. So the fact that they, this thing didn't keep spiraling in the second half for them defensively, cause the defense has really been the problem the first month, um, is a decent sign. They can at least be competitive the rest of the year. Yeah. Now the reason I wanted to talk to you about this game after the Colts game is, and so I kind of zoomed out on the bears, what I wrote on Sunday and uh, let's take this step by step. So you blow the bears are up 28, nothing at halftime. You blow that lead. Now, um, it's 28, 28. You have a fourth down in very, very short in opponent territory. And here's what Maddie Bruce does. He has Justin Fields try to draw the defense offsides. Then he takes a time out, then he sends him back out to hand the ball off. And in all fairness, um, uh, Cleo Herbert was gashing people. He was gaining like five yards carry against that defense. But Justin Fields was electric. That was his best game of the year. He'd throw the best game of his career. Might've been the best game of his career. You're right. Had four touchdowns throwing. Um, and this was one of those moments where it's like the NBA jam, like the ball's glowing. You don't take the ball out of your best players hands. And he did. And I thought that was a tough spot for Eber flus because not only you fading your quarterback in that spot, you're also fading your defense a little bit. Um, you're sort of double, you're, you're making two statements there. And then obviously immediately the defense gives up a big, uh, play to get Denver into field territory. And then, um, and then what happens after that? But, but so fields on that subsequent drive then becomes the fields of the last few weeks where when he's forced, and we've seen this in a couple games. I remember the lions game last year. It's almost, it's eerily similar when he has to throw against sort of that prevent D, you know, defense in order to get a team and field goal range. He can't do it. And I don't know if it's that he can't do it or that something's not being called the right way for him, or he doesn't have enough experience doing it, but he turned into the Justin Fields of old. And if you take all of that and then you measure it against, and we'll talk about CJ Stroud next, how well CJ Stroud is playing, how well Anthony Richardson's playing, how, you know, how well a lot of this could have gone, but you decided you opted in for this build the team defensively, sign these free agents, do all this, but it looks like, like, you know, the crux of your plan is kind of rotting or at least fundamentally broken. And I'm not ready to give up. And I don't want to sound like I'm talking out of both sides of my mouth because I loved what the bears did this off season. I loved it. I thought it was the right thing to do, but it's just not looking like the right thing to do right now, you know? Yeah. And I think it's, it's like they have to, like, it's almost like they've got an identity crisis, but they don't know what they want to be on offense and they're trying to figure it out. And now we're a month into the season and it looked like they found something and they got him throwing on rhythm. And I think that's such a key with Fields is like when Fields is in trouble is when he's holding the ball. And when he's holding the ball, a lot of cases you watch him and it's like, it's almost like his feet are glued to the turf. And he just, that whole thing about not seeing it fast enough, you can see it happen in real time. And because of that, like, I don't know if you can develop making a guy see it faster. Has nothing to do how smart he is, has nothing to do with, it's just, it's how fast the guy sees it, how fast the guy can look at, can go through what's in front of him and process it. And, and I think like what you saw early in that game was they had him throwing on rhythm. They were running the ball really well. And I think so much of Field's success is tied to how well you're running the ball, because if you're running the ball really well, it's like with Tua, right? Why is the ball out of his hand so fast? Because so much of what they do is off play action and they run the ball really well, right? I think if you can get Fields playing that way, you can, like there's something there. The question is, is that the ceiling, is it capped there? And the end of the game makes you ask that question again, because at the end of the game, now you have to throw because you're down and it's the fourth quarter and the clock's running out and you have the intentional grounding flag and then the interception. And so, yeah, I mean, I, I think finding that balance where you want to do some of the stuff you did last year, which wasn't sustainable because you're running the ball with your quarterback too much, and you're going to get them killed. Where you want to be, which is like way over here, like it's trying to find something in the middle. And I think they struck it for, you know, Luke Getze and those guys, they found it for, you know, three and a half quarters yesterday. And then once they got behind, you know, they were back. And again, like you said, the Fields that we've seen over the first three weeks of the season. Um, I, you know, I mentioned that I just done my coaching list and while that Zach Wilson got Zach Wilson would be number two on the 2020, uh, 2021 draft quarterback, uh, power rankings for week three. Are we good for Zach about Zach bounce back, bounce back, Zach. Um, so when I did my coaching list, I will say that, and this isn't like a source report or anything, but I do think that people whose jobs that are to prepare for head coach openings. Are looking at Chicago right now and saying, this isn't going well. And I hate to say that because I, I'm not one of those people that is like fire this person, fire that person, because oftentimes that's not the solution. And when you fire someone, you're actually costing like a lot of like 200 people, their jobs. It's not just one person, but, um, that is one of these things where I'm starting to look at it and I'm thinking like, okay. Well, there's also kind of, there's also a lot going on there. I mean, the Allen will situation, you know, and I think, you know, I know it was trending towards Matt Eber flus, maybe taking over defensive play calling anyway. Um, but one of the things that I know the McCaskey's wanted Eber flus to do is they wanted him to be an over the top head coach and like they wanted him to have play colors on both sides of the ball and be sort of the CEO. And when these things slip and now you're going to go and call the defense. Now there's another layer of it. That's on you. And the defense collapses in the second half, the way that it did against Denver and can't make plays to close out a Denver team that was behind by three touchdowns. And yeah, look, I know one of the, one of the, one of the touchdowns was the Denver defense scoring, but, um, it's fair to ask about that. It's fair to ask a lot of questions about where they are. And, um, and yeah, I mean, I can understand why people would have that one circled. Um, and you know, especially when you consider the sort of capital that they're going to have going into next year, how critical like next year's draft could be for them. You know, like, I think that that when, when you look at a team that's set up that way, where it's like, they could have two top five picks. I mean, one of the fundamental questions becomes who do we want making those packs, you know? And if it doesn't look good, the two years that those guys have had, then it's going to get you to ask that question. Do we want them making these two picks for us? And the McCaskey's do have some history of, of pulling the puck plug fast, I believe was trustman two years. Trust was two years in the first year he led the league in office. Right. So they do have a history of this.
A highlight from Episode 124 - Oct. 1st, 2023 - Bringin In The Fall
"Yes indeed, another episode of On The Record Podcast. I am your host with the most DJing tents. I may sound like I'm under the weather, I am not. It's just the sports blues that's been going on right now. My beloved Jets, they fought hard. They did. At one point it was 17 to two. Wow. But they lost by three, 23 -20. I saw some good things. I'm seeing the elevation of Zach Wilson in front of my eyes. When he has time to think and do what he needs to do. Maybe Aaron Rodgers being there tonight was a boost. We don't know. We shall find out as the weeks progress. They are one in three right now. It is a long season. I saw the Jags make it to the playoffs, starting off terrible and ending it off hot. A lot can happen. I think it's good signs when your best player who unfortunately got hurt the first game is still there, even if he's in a VIP box, still there looking and offering more support. And I'm sure he'll offer him words of encouragement and tell him this is part of the process. Exactly. Exactly. That voice you hear is I am Walt. What's up, Walt? Life, man. Yeah. Life is going to. It's the peaks and valleys and but, you know, I'm pretty good for the most part. You know, I got some got some lows, but I'm working through them and I don't want to be too high at times, but I don't want to be too low. But when you are low and stuff like that, you just got to realize it's not forever. Even if even if it feels like it's forever, even if it feels like you mind to get past all the little things that happen throughout your days and stuff like that, or you try to make sense of things that don't make sense. So, yeah, man. Yeah, the valleys. Yeah. Let's get real for a second. IDG, as you know. Of course. Up and down, up and down. Yeah. Trying to get this, I strike the right hot again. This month was September was a very iffy month, a very iffy month. OK. Business wise, I got you. Even this past weekend, yeah, I have been locked in. And unfortunately, the weather just derailed my whole entire weekend plans and just just derailed everything for people out there. If you guys don't know, we're located in the tri -state area of America in New York. And it was a torrential downpour. It's horrible. I've never seen something like that. And New York City got hit hard. Actually, that's why. I've seen something like that before, but it wasn't too long ago. Yeah, but a year or two ago. No, I know. Usually when it rains heavy like that, flooding is inevitable, especially out here in Rockland, as the more they cut down the trees to build these houses, these luxury apartments, et cetera, et cetera, these storefronts, they're changing the terrain, and there's more flooding every time. Bro, the city was looking like Miami, bro. And during the hurricane, it was bad. It was bad. And this wasn't a hurricane, this was a tropical storm. So you had that going on, and I had one of my gigs supposed to have been out there, and they were like, look, our area is flooded. People can't come outside. I'm like, understandable. And the worst thing about it, which I hate, especially for the self -employed people and the people who run their own businesses, I tell myself going now, going forward, I have a ticket deposit. I usually say, nah, it's OK, because I always get it. But now when your back's kind of to the corner a little bit, you're trying to shimmy out of that little corner. So going forward, deposits are a must. Like I said, I do not usually take them, because I'd rather get it all. Because if my whole thing is on my end, in case something happens, I don't want to be held responsible. Fair. That's why I'd rather just get it all, walk through the door. Here you go. At the end of the night, here you go. Boom, bam, thank you, ma 'am. But it so goes, man. It so goes. How have you been? Yo. Man, yo. I've been like, honestly, when it comes to the fall, it's a period where I get a bit moody. I get a bit reserved. I'm more isolated and stuff like that. This is just due to stuff that happened in my early 20s with depression and things like that. And every fall since has just been like moody, isolation, and stuff like that. Now I'm just trying to be in a situation where I find things to keep me motivated, whether it's like watching one of my good friends. He'll be sending me YouTubes of religious stuff and stuff like that. I'm not the most religious person, but some of those things that are said in those videos, I can apply to my life. And then there are the things where we talk about business and things like that, things I don't understand. And I just try to watch videos and try to to listen learn, listen to understand. Now I'm going to get to a point where I'm just going to start writing things down just to keep my mind going. And yeah, man, that stuff I have going on, then what I told you earlier this week I had going on, that was a lot of BS, bro. I can't make sense of that. I can't make sense of that. I'm not trying to dismiss it off as weird behavior, but it feels like it and stuff like that. In a way, because my thing is just like if I'm cool with you and I've always treated you good and stuff like that, I've never called you out your name, said anything disrespectful to you and stuff like that. If you have an issue with me, I would like to know that and stuff like that. If I've done something wrong and I know it was wrong and stuff like that and I reach out and I apologize and I get nothing back, I'll leave it alone. I'll leave it alone at this point. But when I know there was something I did wrong and stuff like that, it's just like, yo, I'm going to be like, yo, and I addressed it, I was just like so -and -so person, what you did was foul. I'm not going to badmouth you, disrespect you and stuff like that. But if I ever see you, just keep it pushing.
Fresh update on "zach wilson" discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"And so it was either can we get Zach Wilson into a place where he's a good starting quarterback by November? Right. Or do we go and trade for somebody and is going and getting, say, like you can find a way to get Case Keenum out of Houston. Is that necessarily better than what Zach Wilson is going to give you? Yeah. Case Keenum is going to be coming into a new system and all that different stuff. So I don't know. I just think it's I understand why they did it now. I understand the other side of the argument, too, that like maybe you felt like you just wanted a game manager and a guy who could kind of run the run the offense. And there was some merit to that, too. But I like I certainly think the idea that it was baseless to go forward with Zach Wilson was was faulty all along. I agree on the Chiefs. And I mean, listen, this is a I hesitate to talk too much about the Chiefs. Like it's unfair, right? They're just so good. And when they have bad games, like Patrick Mahone said last night, sometimes you have to win ugly and who cares? And I do think that there is an immense value in them having these kind of games where Isaiah Pacheco is like a 48 yard touchdown run where let's see here. They were you know, they ran the ball 35 times. They gained five point eight yards per rush. And I do think that there's an inherent value in that. They they controlled the clock. Like these games take a little bit of juice off of Patrick Mahone's. And, you know, maybe instead of the the marathon that each week is, you know, he gets to come out of there just a little bit later and, you know, not feeling all that pressure. You know, I also think like in a lot of ways, they're like what the Patriots used to be. And then I feel like every one of their games is like a playoff game for the other team. You know what I mean? Like so they're always going to get like they're always going to get everything from the other team is not their team is going to throw what it has at you. And you're going to be facing that every week. And it's going to be sort of a playoff atmosphere. It's going to be like the on the field is going to be a playoff level effort from the other team because that's who they're being measured against. So you have that. And I think the other thing is like they do have like a little bit of, you know, I think the freedom because they know in the end they're going to wind up with 12, 13, 14 wins regardless to use the early parts of the season to work some things out. And so, you know, what is going through this early part of the season mean for Sky Moore? What does it mean for Rashi Rice? What does it mean for the way that those pieces fit around Patrick Mahone? What does it mean for their new tackles for Donovan Smith and Juwan Taylor? Like, I think that there's that part of it, too, where these teams that are the super elite, even Buffalo to a degree like this, like where, you know, if you're in that, if you're being honest with yourself and you're a coach and that staff or you're a guy in that front office, you know, like you're going to be there at the end. Right. So it's worth it to use the early parts of the season to develop different elements of your team because you think it could serve you well in January. And I think that's sort of what the Chiefs are going through right now. Last thing on this game, and then I promise we're going to move on. The the call was horrific at the end of this game. And I'm watching it. I'm like watching it like the Subruder film right now. And so, OK, I get it. Sauce Gardener's hand is on the one on Valdez Scantling's jersey. You put your hand on the back of the jersey. You're going to set yourself up for getting called. However, that happens. And then one, two, three, four, five, six seconds go by. Then the interception happens. And the second the interception happens, the flag is thrown. If that was such an egregious call. If you're the official, you throw that flag the second it happens and you don't you don't rile up a bunch of Taylor Swift crazed conspiracy theorists. Albert, that's all. Yeah, yeah. I'm watching it again, too, actually. And it's yeah, it's not good. It's not good. I mean, doesn't it look doesn't it look OK? I I'm not a rough conspiracy theorist. I'm not. I promise you, I'm not. I've talked to officials about this. I understand very deeply how hard this game is to officiate. And they do a very good job. Like, you know, I mean, the NFL says they're 95 percent accurate, which, like, OK, I say I'm a 95 percent great writer, but I'm doing my own audit. Right. Is there someone doing an independent audit on that? No, but I do I do think they do a pretty good job. That to me is a call that, you know, you know, it just raises all sorts of suspicion for me. You know, it's just like one of those and like fake suspicion, fan suspicion. But at the same time, it's just like, oh, that is it's not good. The whole thing wasn't good. Yeah, yeah. And it's it invites like I mean, and this is one of those things to the problem with gambling. Well, honestly, it's it's it's it's the problem with a lot of things, but I think it's like it's one of those things to like this feels like one of those where.
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Fresh update on "zach wilson" discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"Hello and welcome to the MMQB NFL podcast. I'm Conroe. That's my dog Ernie upstairs barking at the FedEx guy. Albert Breer's here and I'm going to start in New York because Albert I can't believe that we're still doing this Taylor Swift thing. And now the NFL is doing the Taylor Swift thing. Do you see that they are their subhead on their Twitter pages. The Chiefs are now 2-0 as Swifties. I did not see that but I am more and more. It's fake. I think so too. I think on Friday like the radio show I did in Boston. They leave me at the like and these guys are really creative and they kind of like took me through their full like tinfoil hat like conspiracy theory. You know like you know what this actually really makes sense. Like because the NFL has forever chased the female demographic and they've struggled to get it. And they know that there's nothing more buzz worthy on that side of the aisle than Taylor Swift. And they were shameless enough to cut like I mean we've seen some of their shameless acts over the years to try and get the female audience. And this wouldn't even rank in like the top 10. You know what I mean like this would just be sort of par for the course that they would do something like this. So I really like I am officially on this Monday morning Connor especially after the 10 million shots that box last night. I'm all the way there. This is all fake. This is all like this is all contrived. This is it. Everyone wins situation. Taylor gets to promote her movie. What else is it? There's one other thing right is a new album coming out. I can't keep track of all of this. I have no idea. OK. So Taylor gets to promote that stuff with a different demographic. Right. Like football different demographics different than hers. The NFL gets to try to take a swing at the female audience. And then Travis Kelsey gets an enormous benefit from this. Travis Kelsey's following has exploded. Nine hundred thousand new followers. This is like an everyone wins situation. And it's all fake. A 14 point 14 whatever place jump in Jersey sales. Like we were taught in school to follow the money and it's right out in front of us. Like it's like you know we're not even it's not even like they're hiding it. And I think I'm only read some of this stuff sometimes, though, and like like over the last week, like actually clicking on some like people dot com links, you know, I've seen some stories she reads. And I always think that the page six type stuff, you know, and I always think it's funny when there's like an insider into somebody's relationship, like who would be the insider into your relationship? Connor, I, you know, when they when they when they when they put sources into your relation and then people's relationships. Yeah, the sources be I mean, it would be like my neighbor or like my mom or my wife's mom. It would be like, yeah, I think I think they're fighting, you know. Yeah. Yeah. I don't have a publicist. I always think that's great. Like is the sources into the like the insiders into the relationship? Like is that person like just coming over and hanging out on a Tuesday or something and that makes them an insider? So Brian Costello, who's awesome, Jets beat writer for the New York Post, and he tweeted the the bio for the NFL's Twitter page, which is the Chiefs two and O's Swifties. And he's totally right. This is the kind of stuff that fuels nutjob conspiracy theorists, not just the ones with the podcast. But the fans who watched that game last night and saw their saw the outcome derailed by an extraordinarily questionable call on Sauce Gardner. And listen, I'm not saying it's good, bad, right, wrong or indifferent. But if you're a Jets fan and you've already seen your entire season railroaded by the NFL's greed and desire to milk whatever they can out of this franchise and you had to do hard knocks. Every single game is on prime time. Your schedule is ridiculous, ridiculously front loaded and impossible at the beginning. You know, I don't know what else you could think right now other than your team is just being actively manipulated by by the league. And listen, I don't believe it. You know, Andy Benoit and I used to fight about the I used to get him going on the NFL's fake thing a while back. We had a lively discussion about that after Peyton Manning's second Super Bowl. But I don't believe it. I'm not one of those people. Well, you're not making them go away. I just noticed I just went to the NFL's Twitter page. It is now the header is three shots of tail left. And like if you look at the bio, I think this is a tailor. I think this is a tailor reference. We had the best day with you today. Maybe is that a reference? I think it has to be right to be clear. I'm not anti Taylor Swift. I think she's a fine musician. Yeah, I think she's a genius. Like, yeah, I think she's a legitimate genius and everything she touches turns to gold. And there's a reason for it. She's obviously incredible. Yeah, I just don't like I want you know what? I think I'm hot, too, because I'm coming off the I wrote about the way those are the lyrics to it. Those are those are lyrics from a Taylor Swift song titled The Best Day. Okay, I think I'm just a little hot coming off the Toy Story broadcast, too. Did you did you catch any of that? I was actually coaching third grade football during the Toy Story. Okay, good. Yeah, I threw that on and I was just like, what are they doing? And I get it. You're trying to get kids to watch football. But how about just allowing kids to watch football or to have kids play football and not to watch like a I mean, the technology was incredible. But it like it looked like a like a like Minecraft, you know, and like I just felt like I watch it with my son for a minute. And I was like, they're trying to just it's like cocoa melon. They're just trying to hypnotize them. So we we bang that thing fast. I mean, I just feel like that's like there are some people at the league office who don't have enough to do. And that's how things like that wind up coming to life. Like like fix, fix the problems. Like we're focused on Taylor Swift and the Toy Story broadcast, like like digital chains so that like chains don't break during the game. Grass fields like like like fix the actual problems with the games. My God. Anyway, twenty three twenty, the Chiefs beat the Jets. The Jets fall to one in three. The Chiefs are three and one. I think my takeaway from this game is the takeaway that everybody had, which was this was a feisty, very feisty Zach Wilson game. I think that Robert Sala, to me, win or lose, just earns so much credit because during the week he knew he was going to get demolished. And he said, you don't throw people away. You just don't throw people away. And I give him so much credit because honestly, this is job on the line stuff. And he stuck with Zach Wilson. He dug in. There was no sample size. And Zach played really well. I was very happy for them. And look, like I think that the biggest problem that Robert Sala had was like, can he continue to sell Zach Wilson to the locker room? Because the premise of that entire team, the construction of that team this year was we're going for it. Right. So there are guys in that locker room like Allen Lazard and Adrian Amos and Randall Cobb, guys that were like that are older vets that are there to chase the ring. And like guys like that aren't going to have patience. They don't care what this means for your franchise in 2025. They care about right now. And the younger guys in the roster are going to be worried about what's going to get them in a position to get paid. So it can be hard to sell a developing quarterback to a locker room. And I'll give Robert Sala credit for standing by Zach Wilson, because if he didn't do that, like it would have been impossible. It would have been impossible for Zach in that locker room. And, you know, it sort of made me think of something I said earlier in the day about how Josh Dobbs should get us to question everything about how we develop quarterbacks, how the NFL develops quarterbacks, how the NFL nurtures quarterbacks. Because, you know, you have this guy in Josh Dobbs who got what, six years to kind of learn away from the bright lights. And then because he was on different teams, because he had different experiences, because he was developed away from game action, because people invested in him, because he had a chance and people had patience with him. And, you know, every single movement of his wasn't, you know, litigated on a public level on a week to week basis. You know, he had a chance to kind of get better in the background. And now you have a guy who's so adaptable that he could be traded a week before the season and start and take maybe the worst roster in the league and have a competitive over the first month of the season. It really like to me, like looking at Josh Dobbs makes you question everything. And so if six years can do that for Josh Dobbs, why are we throwing guys out after two or three years? That's what I don't get about it. It's fair to make an assessment on a guy and say, like, he sucks now. But to say guys never going to be good, just ignore so much history. You know, like Alex Smith is a phenomenal example of it. Right. Like how many times was he given up on in San Francisco? Yeah. Like, oh, he can't play. But no one was looking at the fact that like he had five coordinators his first five years in the league. He had two head coaches. Everything was completely unstable around him. And then Jim Harbaugh gets there in 2011 says, no, I'm sticking with him. And he takes off and then he's in the league for another decade as a starter. You know, like it's just we have so many examples of the of why we shouldn't make definitive and declarative statements about young quarterbacks. And yet we do it over and over and over again. And like I do, I think like the intention of the Jets in the first place was we have to press the pause button with Zach Wilson. We may have wronged him by playing him too fast. Right. And by putting too much on him too early. And so the whole intention on bringing him back this year was to allow him the chance to do the Josh jobs and develop in the background for a year or two. And that got blown up. But just because that plan got blown up like that's not Zach Wilson's fault. That plan got blown up. It's not anybody's fault. So now you're going to just completely throw the kid out. Why? Because Aaron Rodgers got hurt. There's a lot of like really faulty logic that goes into the way that he's been talked about over the last couple of weeks, I think. I agree. I'm not just saying this because I wrote about it, but to not even, you know, I think we're in such a easy Twitter dunk society that when Zach Wilson and Nathaniel Hackett get paired up, everyone's just like, oh, this is going to be terrible. And without looking at any of the history of any of these guys. The AFC championship came with Blake, Blake Bortles. He got Ryan Nassib drafted out of Syracuse. I went to Syracuse. Do you know who was the quarter? The last quarterback drafted before Ryan Nassib, Donovan McNabb, Donovan McNabb. I was going to say I was going to say Troy Nunes. Like I think drafted as a quarterback. I think there was a couple of quarterbacks that turned into tight ends, but in literally broke all the school records with this guy. And then he got Kyle Wharton, I believe, to the doorstep of the playoffs. Yeah. Two MVPs with Aaron Rodgers after he was lost in the woods for a little while. The guy's good at what he does, you know, and we're seeing in Denver now, who knows? Make your own judgments about what happened there. But I think that this thing could work like, OK, yeah. The Jets are one in three, but their schedule softens up a little bit. They played a lot of their best defenses up front. You know, Zach Wilson is going to look bad against the Cowboys, but how many other people are going to look really bad against the Cowboys? Right. And now in the next few games, like they have the Broncos coming up. I mean, Zach Wilson could could legitimately put up 50 points against that team. The Eagles, who are really good defense giants, Jets, Giants before Halloween, which if he can handle the pressure. I think that's coming off a buy, too. So it's coming off a buy. You know what Wink Martindale is going to do. He does it well, but you know what he's going to do. And then the Chargers November six, the Raiders November 12th. You don't play a really good team. You play the Eagles in the bills in the next month and a half. Otherwise, you're good. Well, we're kind of like that's like and that was the whole logic behind this. And I think we talked about this last week. To me, the problem with going away from Zach Wilson, like in the whole in the first place, was a there's no better option out there right now. Right. And B, once you go away from him, you can't go back again. You know, so I think so. I think so. I knew that like it was if we bench him in consecutive years, we can't sell him to the locker room again.
A highlight from Cousins/Jets Momentum, Cowboys Fever, a Red Sox Reset, and Million Dollar Picks With Bryan Curtis and Kevin Hench
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Did a rewatchables on Monday night. We did Black Hat. Also was on the Big Picture. We did a big Denzel Washington movie draft. I got way too competitive. And then on Wednesday night, Amanda Dobbins and I on the Prestige TV Podcast, we broke down the first two episodes of season three of The Morning Show. The most ridiculous show on television, not just this year, but every year it's on. It just wins the title automatically. If they had a ridiculous show category at the Emmys, they wouldn't even have any of their nominees. I mean, maybe winning time would get nominated. I don't know. But Morning Show just clears it out. What a batshit, crazy, ridiculous show. Wow. It's really like they created a podcast thing so we could just break down the morning show. That's really, I think, the real reason behind podcasting in general. Coming up on this podcast, Million Dollar Picks and a little Vikes Eagles at the top. And then editor at large at the Ringer, Brian Curtis, who was also a giant Cowboys fan, comes on and talk about the Cowboys. Could this be the year? Keep saying that, but could this be the year? And we talked some NFL stuff. We talked some sports media stuff. We talked about documentaries and just all the stuff that happens when Brian Curtis comes on. Oh, we talked about Joe Buck and Troy Aikman as well, who have hit a really interesting milestone as a combo. So that happened. And then Kevin Hench, my buddy, the Red Sox fired their GM today, and we couldn't resist spending 20 minutes recapping. One of the four -year oddest, strangest four -year runs the Red Sox have ever had. And we're still in the middle of it. And I still don't understand why Mookie Betts isn't on the team but also like, man, since the 2018 World Series, the Red Sox have just been a hot dumpster fire. And I say that knowing that they almost made the World Series two years ago, but when you look at everything that happened, wow. So Hench comes on and talk about that. It is all next. First, our friends from Pearl Jam. ["Pearl Jam Theme Song"] All right, I'm taping this part of the podcast. It is 11 .31 East Coast time. East Coast Bill is here. East Coast Bill is in Boston. I was visiting my daughter and doing some other stuff. And Thursday Night Football came on and I thought it would be a great idea to do the top segment after Eagles Vikings. East Coast Bill fell asleep at halftime. It was a new record for me. I guess I'm old. I have another birthday coming up this week. This is why I live on the West Coast because I talk about sports for a living. And East Coast Bill gets a little sleepy when the game is kind of boring and plodding along. So East Coast Bill missed some time, had to catch up, had to do a little rewind. Fortunately, there's so many commercials. I was able to still watch anything, but the Eagles beat the Vikings. They're now 2 -0 on the season. And I would say it's an uninspiring 2 -0. They probably shouldn't have covered against the Pats. They could have lost. This game they win, they don't cover. I guess on the good side, the DeAndre Swift, they traded like a 15th round pick in 2038 for them. And this little way they put together their offense where they load up on wide receivers, they hit the jackpot with hurts, and then they just say, you know what we're going to do? Just grab running backs because there's 98 of them every year. We're just going to grab two and pay nothing for them. So offensively, they look great. Defensively, you saw it last week with the Pats. The Pats were able to throw it on them. Mack almost had 300 yards in the last three quarters of that game. This game, Kirk Cousins, over and over again, heroically going for the cover, finally gets it. The Vikings cover, they don't win. Home team's now 5 -12 against the spread this season. Underdogs are 10 -7 against the spread. But for the most part, not allowed to report, the Eagles just state. They messed around in the first quarter and then said, screw it, and ran the ball down Minnesota's throat. I was thinking, Eagles, Cowboys, if you were going to make a combined over or under for wins for them, and I gave you 26, would you go over or under 26 wins combined for the two teams? They're 3 -0 right now. I would probably go over, especially when you look at the NFC and you think Philly, Dallas, San Francisco, lock those three down. I like Green Bay, Detroit, maybe New Orleans, Atlanta, and maybe that's the seven for the playoffs. And then you have Tampa Bay and the Rams. Who knows what was real and what wasn't real. Tampa Bay beat Minnesota by three in week one. We're like, oh, Tampa Bay, that's interesting. But now Minnesota's 0 -2, maybe that doesn't even matter. Rams, who knows? I mean, they just have so few good players that the moment two of them get hurt, it feels like their free fall will happen. So the NFC is already kind of uninteresting, I guess is my bigger point. Unless the Giants can rally, and who knows after the 40 -0 debacle last week, they're playing Arizona this week, so they looked out of that. But for the most part, it seems like three good teams, maybe the Packers, maybe the Lions, maybe the Saints, and then we're going to have a really bad seven seed. So if you're Minnesota, and you're looking at 31 of 270 teams started 0 -2 and made the playoffs since 1990. 31 out of 270. I can't do math, but that's not good. If you're Minnesota, at what point do you consider trading Cousins? Cousins was all over the place on the internet this week as a possible Rogers replacement. He makes 35 million this year, that's it. The Jets, I think, could do some chicanery if they wanted to. They have this thing where the Packers, it's a conditional, I think second, that turns into a first, but the Packers would have to waive the right for the condition. Clearly, Rogers is going to play 70 % of the plays, but still, they'd have to figure out some way. But if you're the Jets, could you somehow trade for Cousins and save your season? We're going to find out a lot about the Jets this week against Dallas. They get annihilated and they're one -on -one for the season, but annihilates Dallas them and they have to look at their offense and go, all right, we have a really good team. What are we going to do? Is it Jacoby Brissett or do we swing big and try to get Cousins for a year? Cousins has over 700 yards and six TDs in the first two weeks. He's been a fantasy god. I don't know how that plays out. I wish it was like basketball where I could just put stuff in the trade machine and see if it's going to work. For some reason, we made football trades more complicated than basically anything on the earth. I have no idea how the Jets would trade for Cousins, how it'd work, what the mechanics of it would be. What's he worth? Is he worth a first rounder for one year? Is he worth a third rounder? You just never know. Again, DeAndre Swift went for a 15th rounder in 2038. Cousins, I have my eye on because if you're Minnesota, you're not good. You were completely lucky last year to go 13 and four, whatever it was. Now that's evened out and maybe you start looking around and going, all right, let's pack in this year. I don't know what would have to happen, what number they would have to get to. Would they have to be one and four, one and five, one and six? But Cousins to the Jets, it's a fun talk radio topic, at least. We're not doing talk radio here. We're doing sleepy sports podcasting, but Cousins to the Jets has always felt right. It's always felt kind of perfect. He always just felt like a Jet waited to happen at some point in his career. The Jets fans listening to this right now are like, how can he keep doing this to us? We just had the Rogers thing. We had Zach Wilson. Now you're gonna throw Cousins at us. But again, Cousins, a little bit of a turnaround. He was in that Netflix show. He's kind of the big winner of quarterbacks with Mariota being the big loser. But I feel like the tide's turning on Cousins. Even Primetime Kirk today, always a disaster, gets the cover. Who knows? Put him in New York. We'll see. Philly's got, they're just basically have to figure out what their team is. They've already had a bunch of injuries and they even had a little AJ Brown, Jalen Hurts. Who knows what happened on the sidelines there, but didn't look awesome. But they have two months here to figure out their team. They're a big stretch. Week nine, Sunday, Dallas, that's home in Philly. Bi -week, week 11 at Kansas City on a Monday night. Week 12, Buffalo home. Week 13, San Francisco home. And week 14 at Dallas. So again, Dallas at KC, Buffalo, San Francisco at Dallas. And that's gonna be the five game stretch that determines are we a one seed? Are we a two seed? What is our season gonna look like? And they just have to get there. They have to stay healthy and they have to get to that point. So not a lot of lessons from Philly, Minnesota. Do I regret staying up? Although I guess I didn't stay up because I got this little nap in at halftime.
Fresh update on "zach wilson" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak
"Just about 6 .10 on Wall Street time for the Bloomberg Sports Update brought to you by Tri -State Audi with John Schauer. Nathan much closer game than expected at MetLife especially since Kansas City led 17 to nothing in the first quarter you figured it'd be one of those nights for the Jets it was not they rallied tied the game but the Chiefs won 23 -20 plays cost the Jets Zach Wilson fumble at midfield midway through the fourth quarter and three minutes later a holding penalty that nullified would have been the Jets third interception of Patrick Mahomes Wilson was asked if he thinks the Jets would have scored we were going to we just we needed we needed some time and it's not on the defense it's on me we had the ball was six minutes five minutes whatever it was left and we're at midfield and you know we had like the loss far and away the best game that Wilson has played two teams at 4 -0 Eagles and 49ers Miami's first loss was by four touchdowns in Buffalo and Dallas beat New England by five touchdowns the baseball regular season is over playoffs begin tomorrow before yesterday's Mets finale at Citi Field came the news that Buck Showalter will not be back his manager first termed a parting of the ways but he was clearly let go not all that surprising with the season the Mets had just and with David Stearns taking over now as the new Mets boss Showalter becomes the third Mets manager in a row to last only two seasons very sad news out of Boston the death of former Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield he was 57 NBA trade Portland just got Drew Holliday from Milwaukee in that big Damian Lillard deal but now Holliday has dealt been to the Boston Celtics Liberty beat the Sun they'll play Las Vegas for the WNBA championship in Rome Europe hung on and won another Ryder Cup it's the u .s. is seventh loss in a row away from home John Stashow Bloomberg sports even alright John thank you the Bloomberg Sports report was brought to you by Audi don't let someone else drive off in the Audi model you've always wanted visit your local tri -state Audi dealer to get behind the yours wheel of today or visit howdyoffers .com for more information up next we'll get more reaction to the effort on Capitol Hill to keep the government open what comes next in the spending fights to come we're gonna be checking in with a Brown University political science chief Wendy Shiller and we'll get more on market the reaction to the shutdown averted with Laurie Calvasina of RBC Capital from coast to coast from New York to San Francisco Boston to Washington DC nationwide on Sirius XM the Bloomberg com
A highlight from New NFT Strategy EXPOSED Last Night!?
"As a contractor, I choose Hardee fiber cement because I've seen it outperform wood -based siding and other hard siding materials. The high -quality craftsmanship translates into beautiful and durable results that leave our customers at G -Fidel extremely satisfied. Using Hardee siding has significantly reduced my callbacks and warranty claims too. At James Hardee, we're here to support you. From training materials to resources that can help you generate a greater profit. Learn more about growing your business with us at jameshardee .com slash build. Hey, guys. I got some breaking news for the NFL and crypto fans out there. There's some ways to make more money with crypto if you're a fan of fantasy football in the NFL like a lot of you probably are. Now, guys, unless you're under a rock, you've heard of fantasy football. Well, there's a crypto aspect to fantasy football, and that's draft kings. Draft kings have NFTs of every single player that you could draft. So if you play fantasy football and you see that random wide receiver, that random running back, you can draft that as an NFT. Well, there's a big, big injury that happened on Sunday. You maybe saw Aaron Rodgers. He got a career -ending injury, potentially career -ending. It's definitely season -ending. It's a bad Achilles heel injury, and he is out. Well, where's the crypto opportunity in that? Well, NFTs of Zach Wilson. Zach Wilson was the backup player for the Green Bay Packers. NFTs of Zach Wilson shot up from $69 all the way up to $555. Okay, that is an 8x. That's almost a 900 % gain right there. Sorry. No, it's 700%. That's almost a 700 % gain right there, folks. All right. Thank you, editor, for bearing with me here. Now, that NFT was for the elite version, and there's only 30 copies of those. So the less supply there is, the more value that these NFTs are going to have. So you don't want to go for the common or the uncommon if you're trying to flip NFTs. A lot of times, you just want to go for the rare for that hot, for that holy grail of the NFTs there. Now, what is the next opportunity, guys? Now, this was a huge, huge gain, okay? Going from $69, which is a pretty nice price, all the way up to $550, that's people would go crazy. A Wall Street guru, the world's best Wall Street trader, would go nuts for those types of returns. Well, guys, I think these returns can be had regularly, okay? Now, it might not always be a marquee player like, you know, Aaron Rodgers is in the backup, but sometimes, you know, running backs get injured all the time. Wide receivers get injured all the time. Other quarterbacks, there's, you know, almost 30 other quarterbacks that are, you know, worth their salt there. There's going to be tons of opportunities. Say your fantasy football team is doing terrible. You're horrible. You're in last place. You know you're not going to get in the playoffs. It's three weeks in, and you basically want to throw in the towel. Well, don't give up because there's a lot of opportunity with this DraftKings angle. All you have to do is just watch Sunday. Be the first one or two people to buy the NFT of that soon -to -be upgraded bench warmer, okay? Maybe it's a running back. Maybe it's a quarterback. Maybe it's a wide receiver. You don't know who's it going to be because we don't know who's going to get injured. There's going to be a lot of people maybe watching behind. There's going to be people FOMOing in later. There's going to be people maybe buying it an hour later. I want you to be watching the game, and I want you buying that NFT within seconds. Now, if you have a knowledge about football and you have a knowledge about crypto, this is a unique opportunity for you because not everyone is going to have your knowledge. Not everyone has your years of training being that armchair quarterback. 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A highlight from Part 1: USAs World Cup Collapse, Basebrawls, Jets Optimism, Life in The G-League and The OC 20 Years Later | with Gabe York and Zoe Simmons
"Coming up, an unexpected two -part podcast cameo from me. It's next. We're also brought to you by the Ringer Podcast Network, where we turned over Sean Fennesey and Amanda Dobbins' big picture feed to Brian Raftery. It's a narrative podcast called, Do We Get to Win This Time? How Hollywood Made the Vietnam War. You can find it on the big picture starting on Tuesday. And it is an idea I'm really excited about because it came from a class that I did as a senior in college in 1992. Me and my friend Horgs talked a movies professor into doing a special Vietnam War movies class where we watched basically every Vietnam War movie that had been made up to 1992 and then tried to write a big picture term paper about it. And the thing that was really fascinating about that class and something that stuck with me was just that whole concept of Hollywood reinventing the entire Vietnam experience under the premise of, Did We Get to Win This Time? So we got Brian involved and he turned the idea into an awesome, awesome podcast. I even went and dug up the term paper that I wrote 31 years ago. I thought it was gonna be horrendous. It wasn't bad. I was kind of proud of myself, retroactively 31 years later. Anyway, Do We Get to Win This Time? How Hollywood Made the Vietnam War. It is gonna be in the big picture podcast starting on Tuesday. So that's one piece of business. Second, new rewatchables on Monday night. It is the 300th movie that we've done. It's a special one. We're doing National Lampoon's Vacation. It was time. Meet Chris Ryan, Van Lathan. Yeah, and Van was pushing for it because we wanted to do Christmas Vacation during the holidays and you can't do Christmas Vacation. If we do National Lampoon's Vacation, super fun. Can't wait for you to listen to it. And we'll be running the video at some point on the YouTube channel, youtube .com slash Bill Simmons, where we put up a whole bunch of rewatchables podcasts in case you missed it. Boogie Nights is up there now. Goodfellas, Independence Day, just a slew of them. So if you're bored and you wanna throw on some rewatchables and watch us make fun of each other, there you go. Last but not least, I don't wanna say this is the most important, but it's certainly the thing I spent the most time on. Our documentary that we did about the G League with Religion of Sports and Ringer Films, we combined, and it is premiering on Tuesday, August 8th. It is called Destination NBA, A G League Odyssey. It's really good. We immersed ourselves into the G League season. We followed Scoot Henderson, Gabe York, Ryan Terrell, Mason Jones, and Denzel Valentine. And the big question was, what is this world like? What's it like to be in the G League? And I am really proud of where we landed with it. And we even have, much later in this podcast, Gabe York is gonna come on. He's one of the five that we followed, and he's gonna tell us what it's like as you're holding on to your dream in your late 20s. We try not to spoil the doc too much with Gabe, but I really liked him. He's probably the guy that jumps out of the doc in the most sympathetic way. So look forward for you to watch it. It is prime video, Tuesday, August 8th, Destination NBA. A G League Odyssey. You love basketball, just watch it, it's good. So there you go. This is gonna be part one of a two -part podcast. Gabe is coming up later. My daughter Zoe Simmons is coming up later because we did a whole bunch of OC stuff on the Prestige TV podcast. I was even on two of the episodes. But I ended up watching season one of the OC. And my daughter was watching with us and loved the show. And she was born a year and a half after it premiered. So me and her broke down season one from the perspective of what is it like when somebody 18 watches the OC, a show that is now two decades old. The anniversary was actually August 6th. And what she liked, what she didn't like, what people aren't doing anymore for her kind of audience. And we just dove into it. So that is much later. First, coming out of the gate, I'm gonna open a six -pack because we have a lot to discuss over the past three weeks, all the stuff I missed. So that's gonna be part one. And then part two, which is gonna go up later on Sunday night, me and Rossello doing this evergreen idea that we've always wanted to do. And this seemed like the perfect time because nothing's happening in basketball. So that's gonna be part two later tonight. Part one coming up. First, our friends from ProJax. What's up? All right, I'm taping this. It is Sunday afternoon Pacific time. And I'm gonna open a six -pack. There's a bunch of stories in sports and culture that happened over the last three weeks. I was just writing stuff down, things that would have been fun for podcast segments. I was just like, man, I wish I could have given my thoughts on that. Just gonna rip through them. So I have six and then maybe a couple bonus ones at the end. The first one, the biggest one, was the US women's soccer team, which lost today in penalty kicks to Sweden, scored zero goals in the last two games, scored one goal in the last three games, and that was off a corner kick. You could feel from the beginning that something was off with this team. It was all the ways. You knew in a checklist of what are the red flags? There were just red flags galore. And the only person who was really calling it out in time over and over again was Carli Lloyd, who was doing the Fox studio show. And she was the one person in the horror movie who knows the house is haunted. And everyone's like, shut up. You're not being patriotic. You just wish you were still on the team. She was right. She was right from the get -go. This team, you could see it before the Vietnam game when it was like, look at the new Nike suits. Look at these new suits. And they're all like styling as they head into the locker room. And they're running commercials. And every player has a commercial. There's players who've never done anything of that commercials. And the vibe was just off. They only beat Vietnam three -nothing in a bracket where goal differential was gonna be super -duper important. And that was a huge red flag. And we did the usual thing that we've been doing since 2019, 2015 of, oh, well, they almost scored a bunch of times. Oh, well, if that had gone in or some bad luck. There was just an arrogance to this team. Like they were carrying themselves like the defending champs, the same way like the Denver Nuggets would go into next NBA season. Like we're the champs. I was like, yeah, you are the champs because the season just happened. The World Cup happened four years ago. Everyone's four years older or wasn't on the team. And you could see they wanted to build the team instead of around the identity of, here are these new up and coming awesome stars that are gonna be in your life. They were really latching on to Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe. Alex Morgan's 34, Megan Rapinoe's 37. I think one of the differences between the discourse with women's sports and men's sports is that in men's sports, we grasp for angles. And if somebody is disappointing in some way, we really go nuts. Like think of how James Harden's been treated over the last 12 years. So he's one of the 35 best players ever and has taken just an incredible amount of shit. Oh my God, the playoffs, look at his game log. Oh, he choked again. Alex Morgan, who scored twice in her first two games in the World Cup in 2011, she scored once in 2015 in seven games. She scored six times in 2019, five against Thailand in a game that was 13 to nothing, one in the other six, and then scored nothing in the four games this time around. If you take away that Thailand game, she has scored two goals in the last 17 World Cup games. This is the striker. This is the one who's supposed to be the most dangerous player in the field, who's supposed to produce goals. And she hasn't produced goals since the mid 2010s on the national level. And yet it's Alex Morgan. She was supposed to be the next one. We got to keep propping her up and pretending she's a superstar. She's not a superstar. She's really honestly never been a superstar. She certainly hasn't been as impactful as somebody like Abby Wambach was. So you have the team built around her. She's got to play. They play her the entire game, game two, the entire game, game three. She plays like 95 minutes in this game today, and they don't score goals. And the announcers just won't talk about it. It's like being on an AYSO team that your kid's on, and the coach is playing somebody at striker, and everyone's like, why don't they play Sally at striker instead of the coach's daughter? It's like, oh, you know, the coach's daughter. She's got to play there. So you have that, and then you have Rapinoe, who's 37 years old, who's just, unfortunately, great career, legendary, true legend, huge big time player. And when you hit your late 30s in soccer, it's a wrap. She looked like Yudana Rapinoe, not big Rapinoe, and comes out for the last 25 minutes of this game and can't do anything, and then misses the penalty kick. That's the thing. If you're beholden to past performance, you can't expect to succeed in the moment. And I did feel like, what were this team's strengths? Speed. They had Sophia Smith, who really was bad the last three games on the left wing. Like, she just, she couldn't even connect passes. Trinity Rodman, who's a beast. Lynn Williams, who's super fast and athletic and had some really nice moments the last two games. And then Alyssa Thompson, who's the prodigy, who's the, you know, potential tiger or LeBron of this team. 18 years old, best high school player I've ever had. They won't even throw her out there. But this was not a team that could connect passes. They weren't, like, especially creative. The coaching was just bizarre, and we'll never see that guy again. But it was like, the one thing they did have was speed, especially the forwards, and they just threw that away. And Alex, you know, couldn't do anything. So now they're out. It's the most disappointing finish of the last 25 years for the women's team. And it reminds me in a lot of ways that 2004 Olympic basketball team that we had, the USA team. And I tweeted this, I think after the second game, because that was a team that was between eras, like this one was, where all the best players on that 2014, the ones in their primes, weren't that good, except for Duncan. And Duncan was completely banged up. He'd played so many NBA games the last couple of years. I think his knee was hurt. But, you know, it was Iverson and Marbury. The talent, it just was a between eras. And you had guys on the bench, like LeBron and Carmelo and Wade, who were four years away. Kobe wasn't on the team. And it just felt generationally, like we caught that team in the wrong time. The style was wrong. And we learned all these lessons and we moved on. 2008, we win. There's a documentary about it. But this team felt like it was between eras. The Alex Morgan, Rapinoe era, which was basically done. And then you have this era coming up with Rodman and Sophia Smith and Alyssa. And, you know, it's just four years from now, we'll probably be fine. But they need to re -imagine this. And I think if you're gonna learn any lesson from this, it doesn't matter what happened four years ago. It's the World Cup. It matters what's happening now. So that's one thing. Second thing. So Jaylen Brown gets this huge contract, $304 million. Some people seem surprised that it was that much money. Chris Ryan even took a shot at it when we did our library watchables. Hurt my feelings a tiny bit. Mainly because I didn't really have a comeback. Rosella did something on his podcast about how this actually makes sense. This amount of money, when you think of how the salary cap has climbed just since 2015, and it's gonna keep climbing. And there's this world you can go into where you think about just how much everything is gonna cost in the NBA four or five years from now, that Jaylen Brown at $70 million isn't actually gonna be that intimidating. The same way we feel about Tobias Harris for $40 million now, or Klay Thompson, $40 million now. Yeah, you don't really wanna pay $40 million for Klay Thompson, but you can survive it. And I think that's gonna be where the Celtics land with Jaylen. Here's why they had to do it. They're the favorites on FanDuel right now. They're plus 470. The thing that made them the most special and has made them the most special for the last five, six years is the Jaylen Brown -Jason Tatum combo. They've been incredibly successful. The team itself has made five conference finals in the last seven years. They came super close to making the finals last year. I have now gone into the what if zone with that Celtics team where what if Tatum doesn't hurt his ankle on the first play? Do we beat Miami? They were close is the point. And when you're that close, you can't fuck around. This is not Bradley Beal resigning with Washington for 50 million a year when everybody knows you can't get past the eight seed with Bradley Beal. This is different. You're trying to win a title. You're trying to keep all your optionality open. The thing that's a little scary about it, nobody seems to totally know if he wants to be in Boston. This is something we've discussed on this pod. It's been floating out there. The fact that he wasn't happy about landing in the Kevin Durant trade rumors a couple years ago. And just in general, where the league is now, where as Woj called it, the transfer portal, where people get their contract first and then they decide what they want to do. And I think for the Celtics, they know they bought themselves a year with Jalen and they are still one of the favorites to win the title. And a lot of it's going to depend on health and Porzingis. You could also, I don't want to make the case, but you might be able to make the case that Brown had a fucked up hand last year. Cause he did. Cause he sliced his hand open. It was bleeding even during the Philly series. And maybe that was why his ball handling went sideways. Listen, you got to do the contract. It just breaks your brain. I remember a million years ago, Sports Illustrated and Inside Sports say every year they would have like a salary issue. And they would talk about these guys are making $1 million a year. And it seemed like so much money. And now where we're heading with the money, plus the NBA is the meteorites deal. The moment any of these guys becomes unhappy, what do you do? Because you're paying Jalen, let's say you're paying him 55 million a year. Plus he is the trade kicker, which the team has to pay. Right? So if he decides after a year, you know what? I'm tired of being the scapegoat. Everybody loves Jason. I'm like the middle brother of this team. I want my own team. I want to go to Houston or Atlanta. You got to trade me. What are the Celtics going to do? On top of who would want out, you don't have a lot of options and you turn into what the situation Portland's in with Deem. And then on top of it, it's so much money. It's impossible to get any sort of a fair trade for the guy. So they had to do it. And optionality the that comes out of it is frightening. I remember in the early 2000s, when the first time the contracts kind of went nuts and you would see that people get signing like six -year, $100 million deals, seven -year, $110 million deals. And the Celtics really, really stupidly traded for Vin Baker. One of the worst trades of the last 30 years for Boston Sports. A trade so bad, you knew it instantaneously. And I wrote a piece that you can probably find somewhere in the ESPN archives about it, where I compared it to the end of Thelma Louise when Harvey Keitel is running toward the cliff trying to stop the car from going off the cliff. That's how I thought about the Vin Baker trade when it happened. Then it happens and you just had this salary albatross. It's a salary cap league. And you're like, wow, we just threw away 20 % of our salary cap on this trade. There's going to be a couple of those that are just franchise killers. And whether that leads to them bringing back the amnesty clause, who knows? I wish, I've made this, I've had this idea before. I wish that they had a rule in there that if you drafted a guy, every year that he stays in the team, you get rewarded in some way from a salary cap luxury tax type thing, right? So Jaylen was 2016 draft, this would be his eighth year. Maybe like after the seventh year, because that's usually like the third contract. The guy stays in the team, maybe each year after that, he doesn't count for 2 % of the luxury tax, up to like 30%, something like that. The point is the Warriors should be rewarded for keeping Draymond and Klay and Curry from a tax standpoint, that they were that smart to draft those guys, keep those guys together. They should be incentivized, the players, to want to stay with them because there's some luxury tax stuff that the team gets. And the team should want to be incentivized to take care of those guys because it's also beneficial to them. I just wish they figured out some version of that rule. Anyway, Jaylen was always signing for $304 million. Talk to me in a year, I'll keep my fingers crossed. Next thing, I missed the running back pity party. This was crazy. The running backs all got together and they were really upset about how much money they made. And I don't know what to tell you. There's too many running backs and not enough running back spots. And I don't know if you're trying to build a responsible salary cap team in a collectively bargained era, why would you spend $30 million over two years on a running back unless the running back was awesome? Nobody even wants to spend more than $11 million on running back. So I knew that this was crazy when Damien Harris, who was on the Patriots, who I thought was really good. He's maybe not an elite running back, but a good running back, right? Somebody that if he had been on the Chiefs, he easily could have started for the Chiefs. And he signed with the Bills for like one year, 2 million. And when that happened, combined with Pacheco on the Chiefs' seventh round pick, they won the Super Bowl with him. It's just, this position's devalued. I work on this player, I've been actually working on it the last couple of weeks where I try to rank the players for blue chippers, red chippers, pink chippers, honorable mention, and have this whole point system. And so quarterbacks, Mahomes, who's the alpha of that position, he's worth 10 points. And you could even see this in the point spread. If Mahomes gets hurt, the Chiefs are 10 points, nine points, whatever, less than what they would be as a favorite. They'd switch to an underdog. And you go on down the line. Jalen Hurts, I had him as an eight. I had Joe Burrow as a nine. And you go on, you keep going down, and it's like, Geno Smith's probably a two. But then you look at some of the other positions and you have to value them the same way the salary cap values them and teams value them. Guards, they aren't worth that much. Running backs, sorry, they're not worth that much. My top running back was three points because ultimately running backs don't really matter that much. In the last like five, six years, I would say Derrick Henry was the only running back that you could definitively say, this guy almost won the Super Bowl. Like he was that good. Other than that, you know, it's plug and play, quarterbacks, it's receivers. It's much harder to find the number one receiver. Every team needs one. It's much more tangible if you don't have the number one receiver. And it's much easier to just kind of scrap together the running back position. And yet people went nuts about this. We ironically had this in the NBA with centers. You know, Vucevic, who's a really good offensive player, he signed for 60 million for three years, 20 million a year. And Jaylen Brown's going to make $52 million a year. Is Jaylen Brown two and a half times better than Vucevic? No, it's just, he plays a way more important position. You can only play one center at a time. You can patch together the center position. You could have like Isaiah Hartenstein for $8 million. You could, you know, get Robert Williams for 16. You don't need to spend what Phoenix did on Eaton where they're paying $8 and $30 million a year at center. And you don't really need to do that. You kind of feel obligated if you don't want to lose the asset. But I think the NBA is going to go this way eventually where unless it is Jokic or Embiid, the center or Bam Adebayo, it's a bonus. You could argue that was already an overpay. They gave him a huge extension. The Lakers just gave Anthony Davis $60 million a year as an extension. I would argue that's a little frightening. I feel like you could patch together the center position. What really matters in basketball is having the creator. And this was the argument five years ago with Luka versus Eaton for the number one pick. And I made this argument. It was like, go look at who wins the NBA title every year. It's always the people who have the creator. There's somebody who's on the perimeter of the ball in their hands. Even Jokic, who wins the title this year, he was a creator. He's not a typical center, right? He's basically their point guard on offense who could post up. So this happened in the NBA. Nobody went nuts. And this is happening in football. And is this where football is. If you want to make the most amount of money playing in the NFL, I don't know why you would be a running back. I would be a cornerback. I would be a wide receiver. I'd be an edge rusher. But if you're a running back, you know your shelf life's probably like five, six years. You know the money is not totally gonna be there. Now they're in this, like you have people like JK Dobbins, like, I might hold out. It's like, really? You didn't barely even play in the field. Barkley said he was gonna hold out. And then, you know, probably looked at it. And the money for Barkley is like 10, 11 million. That's unfortunately the market. So you can't fix this. They collectively bargained it. And until we get to the next CBA, I don't know how you fix it. I thought it was really weird. It felt like people had nothing to talk about. And it was like, ah, let's feel bad for running backs. All right, let's take a break. And then I'm gonna finish the rest of the six pack. All right, picking up on the six pack. We're gonna talk a little more football. I talked about the running back pity party. This is a different kind of party. The Jets optimism, which has just been stunning to me over the course of July. I have Jets fans in my life. These are people that usually have no hope and are very reminiscent of the pre -2004 Red Sox fans, just assuming the worst at all times. Why does God hate us? All that stuff. And now they have this crazy optimism based on the fact that they brought in Aaron Rodgers, who I did not think was very good last year, just throwing that out there. I wouldn't say he was bad, but for Rodgers, he was bad. I mean, we thought Rodgers was, he was the reigning MVP and we thought he was still one of the five or six most impactful players in the league. And I don't wanna read stats to you for the next six minutes, but deep balls, he was bad. Turnovers, he was bad. Leadership, he was bad. And the case for Rodgers coming back would be, well, he's gonna be rejuvenated. The Jets, New York City. This is his team. He got away from Green Bay. He's got Hackett back. I get it, but he's also at an age where we've really only seen Tom Brady succeed at a high, high level at the age that Rodgers is at. I was trying to figure it out. I have my QB ratings and I had, you know, the top tier is Mahomes and Burrow and Allen and Herbert and Hertz. Those have to be the top five. Then it drops off and it's Lamar Jackson and Lawrence. And then Rodgers, probably a hair underneath him with a chance to play himself up with those guys. But from what we saw last year, I'm not ready to put him there. So he's the 10th best quarterback in the league, probably. 10th or ninth best quarterback in the league, probably. Well, they have no offensive line. And I don't understand why people keep glossing over this where it's like, hey, Rodgers and Garrett Wilson, he's one of the best receivers in the league and Breece Hall's going to come back and the defense is really good. And it's like, yeah, the offensive line is terrible. Beckton and Dwayne Brown, sure tackles again. And then you have Robert Salah as the coach, who I cannot say I thought that Jets were crisply coached last year. Whatever he was doing with Zach Wilson was insane. No idea if that guy's even a decent coach. So I'm already worried about your offensive line, the age of your quarterback, and the competency of your coach. And that's before we get into the hard knocks curse, because for some reason they're doing hard knocks, the incredible Super Bowl hype already. And then we have the schedule, which is the AFC East has just got screwed by the schedules this year. The Jets, just for quarterbacks in 17 games, they got to play Josh Allen twice, they got to play Mahomes, Herbert, Hertz, Dak Prescott, and Deshaun Watson. And then they also have to play Miami twice. We'll see what we get out of two this year. And then a really good Pats defense. And then Denver, who knows, they might be rejuvenated. So Danny Dimes, they have to play him. It is a brutal schedule, so you have that. And then on top of everything else, you're the Jets. I was there with the Red Sox before 2004, and this is probably just as bad, where you just think the worst possible things can happen is all the time. You're not allowed to have optimism when you're Jets fans. You can be cautiously optimistic. There was an entire Curb Your Enthusiasm episode once, season 10, episode seven, about being a Jets fan. And it was called, I think, the ugly section. Nick Kroll was the maitre d'. And part of the episode was about, he would put these people in different sections of the restaurant, depending on how attractive they were. But there was this other plot, Larry's buddy who loved the Jets, kills himself. And Larry becomes convinced it was because of the Jets, that the Jets killed his friend. This was only a couple of years ago. So now they get Aaron Rodgers, and everything's good. And they're gonna win the Super Bowl. I don't see it, guys. I don't wanna step on my football stuff too much, but I'd be shocked. And Lombardi points out the defense that everybody's ready to compare to the 85 Bears. Lombardi said they had two turnovers over the last eight games last season. So that means something too. I am dubious, to say the least. If you're gonna tell me a tortured franchise actually turns it around this year, I want a tortured franchise that doesn't have expectations. Because the Lions are another one. Everybody's ready to put them in the Super Bowl or close. And the only case for them is just pretty explosive offense. They couldn't stop anybody last year. And the NFC is terrible. But that's another one where is that a fan base that should be super excited and have a ton of hype? The one that's kind of lurking that fits in this group is the Browns. Because the Browns are actually super talented. They're in a winnable division. Burroughs already hurt. And I think they're four to one to win the AFC North on FanDuel, something like that. Their over -under is, I think it climbed up.
Doug and James Debate the Greatness of Aaron Rodgers
"Made my feelings now. I talk about it in the pregame in the pre show here. And I talk about it now. I think Aaron Rodgers is a good quarterback. I think he is a way above average. I don't see him as great. And I know I get a lot of pushback from people about this. But and maybe we'll just say he didn't have the tools, Green Bay didn't give him the resources, whatever it is. But it is amazing to me and you help me out because you're the New Yorker. Legit issue. Is it the jets are just so desperate for anything that they're willing to take a mirage and say, it's going to become reality. I mean, I mean Greenberg. Hiring them around the studio this week on get up and everything. And it's like, really? Doug, did you see Zach Wilson play last year? Yeah? All right. When you know my answer is gonna be, okay, so we have different opinions. We have differing opinions on Aaron Rodgers. Because he is destroyed my heart more times than I can count. I mean, you're just glad to get him happy. It really brings me joy. But let me ask you something. Do you think Dan Marino is a great player? Great. You want him to play football? I think he is he a Hall of Famer. Yes. I mean, if that determines. Are you saying that not having a bunch of rings? Is what stopping him from being great? Only reason I'm asking. I'm gonna say maybe.
AP source: Jets agree on deal to acquire Aaron Rodgers
"After 6 weeks of waiting, Aaron Rodgers is leaving behind his brilliant legacy in Green Bay and heading to the bright lights and massive expectations of the Big Apple. The New York Jets have agreed on a deal to acquire the four time NFL MVP from the packers, according to a person with knowledge of the trade, the jets will receive Rogers, the number 15 overall pick and a 5th rounder this year from the packers, the 39 year old Rogers passed for 3695 yards and 26 touchdowns last season, Rogers is expected to replace former number two overall pick Zach Wilson as the jets starter. I'm geffen coolbaugh.
"zach wilson" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"I don't know where you go from here. And I think this will probably define in some way Robert solace tenure because if you can just, if you can squeeze a couple of wins out of Mike white and Joe Flacco, you can go to woody Johnson at the end of the year and just be like, okay, we coach this team up. Yes, we made a mistake on the QB, but everybody messed up in that draft on the QB. I mean, Kyle Shanahan, not that he messed up, but he's still not using the guy. Get us Jimmy G or someone like that to run this offense. Everything's in place and I promise you ten wins next year. Like we're gonna do this. I think you could probably do that. You could get that kind of inequity. I mean, I think that if you've exhausted all of your efforts, I think it's totally fine to normalize the idea that you gotta cut, you gotta cut this guy loose. And you gotta do what's best for both of them and just get them out of there. And I'm hypercritical of teams that don't try. Like I was hypercritical of the bears with Justin Fields under Matt nagy because you just getting that kid killed. Now, if it still doesn't work out with Justin Fields and what they're doing right now, after next season, okay, go ahead. Part ways. You've done you've done what's best for him. The jets are running one of the most quarterback friendly systems in the NFL. They drafted a receiver who you and I think at least I think is far and away the best receiver in that rookie class, but it's just getting no, there's no opportunities for him to succeed. They have a really good offensive line. They went and got Dwayne brown when there was injuries to the front. They're doing all these things to invest and you last year they allowed your personal quarterbacks coach to be on the staff and paid him. And covered it, which is something that Zach Wilson would have had to have done independently and does do independently now, but
"zach wilson" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"Mid season picks, and I switched it from ravens packers to ravens niners. Yeah. I mean, cool Super Bowl. I think it is such a gap from the cowboys forty-niners class to the rest of the NFC. I don't see. I mean, Nick Foles won a Super Bowl. So we can't sit here and say definitively that the Vikings can't have a run or something like that. But logically, there's no reason anyone but the cowboys are forty-niners should come out of the NFC at this point. Agreed. And the eagles, sorry, I'm busting on the eagles, but I do think the eagles are a step below those two teams. Just dropping that in the bottom of a midweek podcast. I did. I did before I end up clipped in, I don't know, getting yelled at on Mastodon or wherever people are taking their social media these days. What is it called hive? Is that the new thing? I think there were a bunch out there. I'm actually happy to just not do anything going forward. That's going to be it. I got a call about TikTok the other day, not to pull back not to pull back the curtain so much. But yeah, I got a call about TikTok the other day. Not feeling me out, but you know, I think TikTok was brought up. And boy, I mean, I'll do anything for work. I'm very lucky to have this opportunity, so if the people need me on TikTok, I guess that's where I gotta go, but, you know, I don't, I don't need to be, I don't need to have my bad takes lumped in with like a bunch of pasta recipes and what else is on dancing and yeah, weird stuff like that. Perhaps more interesting things in our football takes. Sure. That is, by the way, that's why the mountain goats went viral a couple of months ago. That was a TikTok thing. The mountain goats went viral in TikTok, they did. They did have children, no chill that people were dancing to it. Wow. It's a pretty dark song to dance to. It is. Which I guess made it cool. Yeah, John durney had some good quotes about it too. I'll email it to you later. I'll share it with you on TikTok.
"zach wilson" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"You want to catch the ball in front of you. I want to highlight two plays here from Jim Garoppolo, and I wonder if this is going to be sort of a trend. It's a small sample size, but I wonder if this is going to be a trend going forward a little bit where he becomes just a little more confident in what's going on out there. And maybe last year had something to do with Trey Lance waiting in the wings. But also, he just threw out his career has not been a guy who's particularly good later in the downs. Whether that's working deeper into progressions or God forbid he gets moved off his spot and has to kind of improvise a little bit. It tends to go really badly. The last two weeks we have seen a play. There is one in the victory over, gosh. Who was it? The rams two weeks ago, I can't even remember the forty-niners scheduled now. All I can remember is watching their offense and kind of marveling at it. When they played in a prime time game and it was against the Los Angeles chargers. That's who it was. Seeing nobody likes the Chargers. No can even recognize them. From a game here. When they believe the chart, they had a play where he was kind of looking left looking left looking laugh. Nothing was there. He had to move off his spot, which again is just bad news over the course of his career. And ended up hitting Christian McCaffrey on like a wheel route, and it was like, wow, that was the most ungar play I've ever seen him make. And you saw on Monday night, you know, the touchdown to brain naik, which he didn't have to move around, but it's a long developing, you know, he's moving through his regressions, not with a ton of speed. But getting deep into his progression, there's no panic in it. And then he fires a really well placed ball into the end zone. It's touchdown. Those are kind of un Garoppolo things that are going on here. And that's what lifts a guy beyond kind of, again, we're talking about two plays. He's always going to be a system guy. But that lifts you above just being the system guy. And if those, you know, one or two times in a playoff game where he has to create something late in the down, if those turn into even just not negative plays. And even if he gets a positive play out of it, that's kind of a big deal. I mean, that could be the difference between winning a postseason game and losing one. Yeah. My curiosity is what happens if what happens if you force him the could he roast you deep consistently. Yeah. And I don't know. And so here's an interesting advanced stat, Carrie. And I know you're so I accused you before of being anti advanced stats and I was I was wrong on that. You're not anti advanced stats, but you are healthily skeptical of advanced deaths. Is that fair? Yes, I like advanced stats. I think they are, I think there are a lot of them that are misused and misunderstood. Okay. So average error average average yards to the sticks. So how many yards between each of your throws, your intended target? How far away from the first down marker are they? Tua is one of the highest in the NFL.
"zach wilson" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"Let's talk some chain error here. But yeah, there you go. All right. Great job, Gary. Let's talk Jimmy Garoppolo and then we're going to talk about Zach Wilson and these things are, they're not married, but you could make loose connections here in some way, shape or form. Jimmy Garoppolo having a very successful season. And in a way, this might kind of be just the gear of Jimmy Garoppolo, as far as what's going on around the league here. I think so. And I think it was a really smart move, right? And that's you go get Christian McCaffrey that pushes it over the edge. But based on kind of what kind of coverage is teams are playing right now based on the attrition rate of defensive players, like nobody has their starting lineup in right now. I would guess that I would guess based on limited practice time all that stuff missed tackles are up. The forty-niners just basically built a juggernaut a check down juggernaut, right? And so they're just saying, okay, try to cover everybody here in 5 yards, and then we're just going to break tackles. And people are starting to catch on to it, certainly. I mean, so we're recording this on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, Monday Night Football, the night before, had had a yak track on the forty-niners wide receivers. And I'm like, okay, yeah, people are starting to get it. I think the stat was something like two thirds of their yards against both of both of the rams games came from yak. And this isn't to diminish Jimmy Garoppolo, but it's just saying that the forty-niners know his outer reaches as a quarterback. And so they're saying, we're not even going to get there. We're not going to make that a thing in a game. He's just going to kind of dump the ball off. And at its most difficult, you do what you did last night during, I think it was the first brand and IU touched down where, you know, you have to get to the third guy in your progression and it's still like a ten yard throw, but a lot of open guys. And that's it. Like ten, 5 to ten yard open throws and people are going to break a lot of tackles. It's like right now the two places you'd want to be as sort of generic quarterback X one is Miami where it's just they're blowing open wide open spaces with which to work. I mean, the throwing windows are just enormous. In San Francisco, the windows are not necessarily enormous. And I'm still not thrilled with Garoppolo's ball placement in a lot of instances here, but I mean, man, the reward for just putting it into debo Samuel's hands or Christian McCaffrey's hands or Brandon IU's hands and watching them go is just, it's enormous. And you're right. It's the year the catch stuff. I wanted to highlight excuse me. The year of the yak stuff, not the year of the catch. It's always a year of the catch.
"zach wilson" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"To the MMP NFL podcast. I'm Gary friendly. And I'm Connor or happy Thanksgiving, Gary. Happy Thanksgiving, a day early, or I guess it depends on when people are listening to this. Happy Thanksgiving today, or yesterday, or I don't know, maybe you're listening to this in July. We recorded this around Thanksgiving. If you lie 20 23, going all the way back to the, whatever it is, the week 11 show. Good for you. Yeah. You were just relaxing on a nice summer evening and said, you know what? I'm gonna go back, listen to some football podcast from November. You picked the right one. We have a wonderful hodgepodge of topics to get to today. We're gonna talk about Brandon staley and fourth down. So we're gonna talk about Jimmy Garoppolo, who is if you're a box score watcher, I think maybe you're intrigued. And I think there are a couple of things happening on the field that should intrigue you as well, both some things we've talked about and some things maybe we haven't when it comes to Jimmy G specifically. Also some Zach Wilson stuff and we'll maybe take a peek ahead to who might be options for 2023 if we'll leave anonymous, but maybe you're a team that has Zach Wilson as your quarterback right now and you're thinking about what you're going to do about that next season and what your options are if you're not picking in the top 5 anymore. But let's start this one off with the Odell Beckham junior sweepstakes and I guess we can open this by asking not rhetorically because we answer our questions on this show. Should we be excited about the Odell Beckham junior sweepstakes? Oh, I know your answer. 'cause it's hard to get you excited about much Gary, honestly. Very true. Yeah. Jaded and bitter and cynical. So I would put you in the non excited category. And I think that we mostly have every reason in the world to feel that way, right? Odell Beckham hasn't had a really a productive number one wide receiver type season since 2018, 2019. So it's been a while in that time span. He's twice now torn his ACL. I would argue that when he
"zach wilson" Discussed on SI Media Podcast
"I'm like, all right, cool. What's up, Odell Beckham? You know, like, great. And then he keeps moving and McVeigh runs over to me. He's like, funniest thing. Only the captains were invited. Odell's not a captain. I'm like, so where's he sitting? He's like, I don't even know if he is sitting, but Odell Beckham just showed up and he's welcome. He's great. Let's just have a great time. And I'm like, this is hilarious. You're right. I don't know. So he only invited the captain. That's it because, you know, that's like a big line. It's a big etiquette thing when you work in an office like either you have to invite everybody or nobody the entire coaching staff if they had, I think, one year or more. Like they had to at least been there for two years. So call them with their wives. But then he invited a lot of the assistant coaches that he's had previously, but also a lot of his former colleagues. So Brandon staley is the head coach of the Chargers. But he used to work for Shawn. Then Jay Gruden was there. He used to be Sean's head coach. There is an interesting dynamic of all the people, but I wasn't the only media guy. Jay glazer was there as well and then Al Michaels was there with his wife, which was awesome talking to Al. Stan Kroenke, the owner of the rams is standing in the corner, just kind of like holding court. And I'm like, gosh, he's got to be pretty happy. He's got the Stanley Cup with the avalanche. She's got the Super Bowl, doesn't even know his coach is getting married. So McVeigh was awesome. The MVP of the night was not his wife, was not Sean. It was Raheem Morris, who you will love because he is a Jersey guy and a hofstra alum. And Rahim is a defensive coordinator in the rams, and he was on the dance floor from the second that party started till the end encouraging everyone to get on the dance floor. And it was awesome. Were you on the dance floor? I was, bro I was, I was on it. Was Al Michaels on the dance floor? He and his wife were in doing a nice elegant waltz in the corner. Yes, they were on they were on the dance. Love it. Love it. You know what I was? People have not been at fun things for three years. McVeigh said he's like, you know, the attendance was actually not expected where it was like literally a 100% attendance. And I was like, oh, I was going to do it with you, dude. As nothing to do with you. People just want to have a good time. No one has been to a wedding in three years, and this was like an awesome wedding. So it was really fun. I got COVID afterwards, which I blame him for, but that's no proof to whether I got it there or just the plane with the president. How bad did you have it? Oh, I got rocked. Oh, you did. I got it.
"zach wilson" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Become a lot more prominent part of their offense They've been a lot more productive in terms of touring points and obviously having winds or playing their best ball really at this point in the season You know it's a big part of their game and the rungs would have said the pass game for these guys They get going just after one as to the two and a chance and the two and a Texans in Houston Zach Wilson to return for the jets but Corey Davis now downgraded to downfall with his grand injury College football Georgia black Georgia Tech 45 nothing Michigan beat Ohio State 42 27 Alabama and four overtime won the iron bowl at auburn 24 22 Notre-Dame ratted Stanford 45 14 It was Maryland over Rutgers 40 to 16 with a Bloomberg sports update on Frank Aaron I'm Barry ritholtz you're listening to masters of business on Bloomberg radio My special guest this week is Steve Pratt He is the president of Northern Trust wealth management they run about $355 billion in assets Previously he was CFO of all of Northern Trust and has been with the company since 1985 Let's talk a little bit about what you call goals driven wealth management Start out with what exactly is that Sure Goals driven wealth management at Northern Trust is the framework that we've devised to build personalized wealth plans for clients And it focuses on helping them achieve their individual goals with confidence It provides a big picture of their wealth and transparent steps on how to manage and optimize wealth over time So Barry one way to think about it is and I'm being a little bit facetious but just to make the point it used to be in this industry that the starting point for how money might be managed was a function of your outlook on the markets You think equities are going to go up et cetera so you allocate more to equities Goals driven wealth management comes at investing through a different lens The starting point is not so much our call on the markets though that will be important at some point Our starting point in goals driven is what are you and your family trying to accomplish Once we understand what you're trying to accomplish and the assets you need to accomplish it we can in effect back into how to deploy those assets in stocks bonds other asset classes to give you the best probability of achieving your life goals over time So it's really just a different starting point for how to think about creating an asset allocation that is most effective for you and your family So let's talk about that framework And again the question comes back How different is it for the ultra high net worth then for the merely wealthy or is there a lot of overlapping between the two different types of planet The process is really the same no matter where you are on the wealth spectrum You and your family have goals and whether you have a $1 million a 100 million 1 1 billion 10 billion or whatever the number is you have something you want to achieve over time You plan to live to age 90 or a hundred This is what you need to live in the style to which you want to be accustomed And we do a variety of work to figure out first of all are you asset sufficient meaning under reasonable scenarios Do I have enough if I steward it effectively to live my life the way I want to live it over time And that happens whether you have again whatever the number is $500,000 or 10 million The difference comes in with the flexibility and options that you have as you create more wealth So the starting point is the same Understand your goals understand your needs and let's figure out an asset allocation to give you the best chance to get there What becomes different for people in the ultra high net worth space relative to the rest of us is that they can take advantage of more planning techniques They can take advantage of more techniques to optimize philanthropy They can take advantage of gifting to future generations and so forth And so the process is the same but as you accumulate more money in general you have more flexibility on some other things you can do One of the things that I kind of knew but I didn't realize it was this intense was the number of clients you see relocating to new states It's been a record volume Some of that's pandemic related Some of it predates the pandemic How does that challenge the planning process How different is it from state to state when it comes to things like tax planning You mentioned trust you mentioned philanthropic issues What happens when somebody picks up from one state in relocates to another state Clients relocating has always been with us If you look at Northern Trust history So one phenomenon we've always seen is migration from state to state That phenomenon is also impacted by state tax rates by a state tax considerations And so both because of the pandemic and for tax reasons and lifestyle reasons were continuing to see movement across state lines And so I think the message to urban planners is taxes do matter to people It's not necessarily the only factor But even affluent people will think through where do they want to be where do they want to live What environment do they want to be in And what's the tax impact for their.
"zach wilson" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"He was needed due to the Zach Wilson knee injury It's going to sideline The Rookie two to four weeks Flacco starting for deans for the jets last season Thanks John 6 37 on Wall Street time to take a look at stocks Some of the names moving in the pre market Bloomberg stocks editor Dave Wilson's with us this morning Dave Facebook continues to be a stock to watch Absolutely And today it's because the shares are moving higher They're up two and a half percent in early trading The social media companies third quarter results showed more people using its apps than analysts expected in Bloomberg survey Facebook pledged to buy back as much as $50 billion in stock all that outweigh concern tied to reports on internal documents disclosed by whistleblower Frances Hagen And we should note they're going to be a couple more big tech earnings coming up today after the close One set of results from Alphabet Google's owner That stock up about 1% in early trading and the other from Microsoft which is higher by half a percent Yeah obviously big tech in focus this morning but you got to wonder whether any of these big tech names are going to catch Tesla at this point Well Tesla's giving them a little chance to catch up You might say the shares are down 1% in early trading That said the electric carmaker still above a $1 trillion in market value a threshold that has surpassed for the first time yesterday at Tesla climb 13% for people familiar with the matters had rental car service hurts ordered a 100,000 vehicles for its fleet Amazon.com since we're talking big tech up 2% The online retailer said in the blog post that it's at a driver's warehouses and planes to handle an expected crush of orders in the coming weeks Amazon is seeking to reduce its reliance on the U.S. Postal Service and United Parcel Service And speaking of UPS those shares are up 2% The package delivery services third quarterone is in revenue surpass estimates UPS benefited from better than expected results in its supply chain business Some more earnings to talk about Eli Lilly up three quarters of a percent The drug makers earnings last quarter trailed the average estimate Yet really raised this year's profit forecast 3M up 2% The manufacturer posted third quarter profit and revenue that beat estimates 300 raised the low end of its annual sales forecast though it cut the high end of its profit projection General Electric G up 1% third quarter earnings the maker of Jen engines and other industrial equipment topped estimates GE raised this year's profit forecast Hasbro up one and a half percent The toy maker's profit last quarter beat estimates even though sales only matched the average projection Centene though down one and a half percent he health insurer reduced the high end of this year's earnings forecast after posting third quarter results TransUnion's up four and a half percent The credit reporting service agreed to sell its healthcare business for about one in three quarter $1 billion and also agreed to buy cybersecurity companies on teq for 638 million Mark canna's up four and a half percent These supplier of prepaid debit cards agreed to work with Uber's freight business The deal also involves a digital wall service called branch terms weren't disclosed And I got one more for you It seems to be the stock of the week so far Back holdings That's BA KKT Up 38% today For surging 234% yesterday all this happening at the cryptocurrency marketplace after backed agreed to work with Mastercard and financial processor Fiserv Yeah it doesn't hurt crypto Bloomberg stocks editor Dave Wilson thank you as always for keeping us on top of a very busy earnings week S&P futures right now up 17 points down futures up a 120 NASDAQ futures higher by 85 points Your listening.
"zach wilson" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports
"In love with the process. They love love getting better and I am really, really confident. Zach Wilson is going to be a star someday in the NFL. I don't know when he's going to pop, there's going to be a moment where he breaks through and becomes more consistent. I don't know when that moment's gonna happen, although I look at this Atlanta game in London coming up week 5. I'm like, oh, is that Wilson? Can I have a great game again this week? So just keep your eyes open, Zach Wilson is a guy who, again, I don't know when it's going to turn a corner at some point, and he's going to have performances like he had against Tennessee every week. And when that moment's coming, but if there's one guy in this draft class in 2021, it could become like an Aaron Rodgers level quarterback. Exactly the jets quarterback. And I think man, Sam darnold's doing well with Carolina, but in my opinion, the jets upgraded at quarterback by moving on from Sam darnold and bringing in Zack Wilson. I feel that good about him, and I have no problem making predictions if I'm wrong, I'm wrong, but I look at everything Zack's doing too much talent and too much work ethic to fail in my opinion. Okay. We have reached NFL week 5. And there are ten games. Therefore, ten storylines, I can not wait to see play out this weekend. Number one is this. The packers at the Bengals in Cincinnati Paul Brown stadium, look, Green Bay probably wins this game. Both teams are three and one though. And I think it's just going to be a blast to watch. Aaron Rodgers and Joe burrow sharing the field on a Sunday. It's gonna be really fun. We're gonna see a lot of great throws all over the field, points, fun, amazing throws, great quarterback play. This is a game that I don't again I think the packers win, I think they are a better football team here. Although maybe the Bengals shocked the world, they're not the Bengals are trending upward, although again, I am picking the packers to win the football game. But my prediction here like the one thing I will commit to in this game, I believe it's going to be a really fun game to watch. And that's most important if you're a football fan, you just want pleasure and enjoyment and having a good time watching football and this game, packers at Bengals, I think is gonna give us that high level quarterback play if you love quarterback play. Watch the packers at Bengals during NFL week 5. Game number two, the Broncos at Pittsburgh. It looks like Bronco's quarterback teddy Bridgewater is going to pass concussion protocol will play and going to start the game. And okay, Denver, prove it. He started a three O, I heard how great you were. I was on the, I was like, I'm riding the train with all the fans. I'm like, okay, let's see. Let's see.
"zach wilson" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports
"And that rhymes, I was gonna say game, but Matt dae had a terrible day sounds kind of fun to say, he missed an extra point. And then he had two kick-offs that went out of bounds. And it's rare to have even one kick off go out of balance, let alone two and one game and it got so bad. I literally joked my fiance watching with me, I'm like, does Matt gay owe money to the mafia? Does he have some weird side bet going on? I just think he really had a bad night, but I can't say enough how bizarre it is to watch an NFL game. And see the ball get kicked out of bounds. I kick-off is not once, but twice. It's like, wow. Wow. Is this high school football? What's happening here? Bizarre. Anyway, I walked away from Thursday night's game, I feel terrible. I feel terrible and terrified for Seattle. Russell Wilson's injury is a disaster for them. Their seasons ruined. I mean, I would be if Gino Smith can go on a run and then Russell comes back and they win from maybe maybe that will happen, but that feels like just wishful thinking. I think unfortunately, losing your Hall of Fame quarterback for 6 weeks when you really heavily rely on him to win. It's over. The sex season is over. They're going to miss the playoffs. It's going to be an ugly end of the year. And I feel bad for their fan base. And the rams, again, they're forward one, but it's a really ugly four in one. And maybe they're still figuring things out. They got a new quarterback like, I want to give them benefit of the doubt. But I'm cooling on the ramps. The more I watch, the more I'm like, oh, that defense ain't what it was. And Matthew Stafford's making mistakes and like context does matter and don't just look at their win loss record. Look at how they've won games. A lot of them have been ugly, a lot of them have had some bad mistakes and bad issues and like for example, Gino Smith were touched on a DK Metcalf and it was just terrible coverage about the ramps like the rams corner, after his name, young guy, in position to make a play, and he just doesn't make a play on the ball, and you're like, well, that's awful. And that's not good coverage. No offense to Gina Smith that shouldn't have been a touchdown. It's not like a amazing throw. It's just kind of a average lob to the end zone. And the rams corner just doesn't even make a play on the football. And you're like, oh, that's a horrible coverage. Bad coverage, some bad defense. Matthew Stafford's missing throws left and right to people who are open on third down and should be touched down. You're missing too many opportunities. And it's not like the rams can't clean it up. But I do have to acknowledge when I watch film of the rams. I'm like, a lot of missed opportunities. A lot of bad plays. A lot of ugly football. And I don't know, man, I just will see how far this rams team can go. They went all in on a Super Bowl. They traded for Matthew Stafford. They traded for Sony Michelle. They are trying to make a run, but if these mistakes don't get cleared up for the rams, they're going to come back to haunt them, and they are not going to be a Super Bowl team come the end of the year. Okay, let's shift New York. I want to talk about Zach Wilson. Last week against Tennessee jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson had the very best game of his short NFL career..
"zach wilson" Discussed on New England Patriots Press Pass
"News feed for Wednesday, September 15th. Today's news feed is powered by arcs who's a wagering partners at bet online dot AG. The Patriots were back on the practice field on Wednesday, making their preparations for their week two matchup against the New York Jets on the injury report on Wednesday two players were non participants and patch practice on Wednesday offensive tackle Trent Brown set out practice with that calf issue that held him out of the end of the game against the Miami Dolphins, the Patriots played the opening series with brown in the lineup. They had a 35 yard run, protected back Jones pretty well. He came out of the lineup for the rest of the game, the run game went with him, 9 quarterback hits on Mac Jones, brown's value to this patriots offensive line is obviously high and the hulking right tackle was not out at patriots practice again on Wednesday we'll see if he practices on Thursday or Friday, but it is not looking good for Brad to play in this game against the jets on Sunday. As for Kyle van noy, he miss practice with a throat injury, no indication at a Sunday's game that van noy suffered any sort of injury. So this one was a little bit of a surprise, but the Patriots linebacker did not practice on Wednesday due to a throat issue. We will see as we will with brown. If he returns on Thursday or Friday. Some good news for the Patriots on the injury report as wide receiver Nelson Aguilar and defensive back jaylen mills were both full participants, both with ankle issues. They played in the game on Sunday. They participated fully in practice on Wednesday. So it sounds like both players are trending in the right direction and will potentially be off the injury report altogether later on in the week. As far as limited participants go, rookie Rodney Perkins is still dealing with the shoulder injury, injury, and offensive tackle. Yadi could juiced with a hamstring issue was listed as limited. We also spoke to patriots head coach Bill Belichick on Wednesday morning. He had some good things to say about this jets team overall, calling them diverse, giving some credit to Robert sala. He also said that their schemes on offense and defense are very similar to what the Patriots faced against San Francisco last year and the head coach answered some questions about rookie quarterback, Zach Wilson. Here's the head coach on what to expect from the number two overall pick. Yeah, guys, they don't explosive player. It's got a great arm live arm. I call the throws, athletic. Like any young player you know, gain experience get that over time they go through. The Patriots will be back on the practice field on Thursday and we will be here to have.
Weekend Prop Bets: Sam Darnold
"Let's jump right into is one of my favorite roberts heading into this weekend. And that is sam. Darnold over is passing yards. Nothing has been posted yet. I'm sure we can close to kick off. It will be posted but man. You know a lot of people i think. Sleep on sam darnold because just the raw deal that he got here in new york. But i just i love. I love his offensive coordinator. I love that rule. The head coach. He's playing behind better offensive line he ever had here in new york with jets. You've got a plethora of talent to work with in on top of that this week. He's gone up against a gaggle rookie corners to sophomore quarters. And here's another thing a not a number all then were have not been drafted. We're not drafted higher than the fifth round. I mean i think sam darnold it could be a sneaky. Good play not just in the That world but in dfs as well. So i love. Sam darnold i also love. I think he's going to connect with robbie anderson don't forget robbie anderson or her jet as well two of them gonna wanna take it to the jets. Got ravi anderson scored a touchdown plus one ninety and also men the jets. They're just a complete mess. Jamison crowder's out. I think. Zack wilson is going to struggle. So i like under in passing yards for zach wilson in this
"zach wilson" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"Right. We have about two minutes for saquon barkley right now. Listen a march if it's a show called kishan j. will max. I recommend it what he said on that show earlier today. I and he's right about the fact that you don't get you. Don't get the the hit. Do all the things you used to be able to do to make sure guy is ready. But you're never ready coming off a sale. You're never ready until you have that kind of sudden epiphany until you go in there and actually do it so you can wait around. You can wait around the the to tell you booth out of the league and the point being is that when when you're you know physically able to perform and you're ready to perform still mentally. There's still a hurdle you have to get over and you'll never you'll never jump over that hurdle until you get into a game so at some point you gotta play. I hear if saquon is ready and key has made this point like if your health you're healthy you gotta play the issue with me with saquon is like a couple years ago. He obviously wasn't healthy. In the second half the season wouldn't complain. They played them anyway. Maybe it made things worse. Jd play saquon or not. I don't play them week. One i i get. I give them a week i. There's nothing that can hurt. There's nothing to lose well. What if you compete denver if you play them but you're still thinking short term long term key. The thing to me is the. Nfc east might be tight. You may not need a ton of wins to win the division and maybe a game like that does make a difference. You play saquon against denver. Yeah you gotta play a maximum prior to stink marks lead coming on. I told you guys exactly what he was going to say. Because you play a guy like that that that's why we draft any. We didn't drafting the holding off two week three week. Four to see no. We know that he's capable of taking care of himself. We've put into all the test all the drills. All the football acclimated things to show us. He can cut. He can change direction he can stop on a diamond gift. Change and restart backup. We've done all that so now. Guess what we're ready to roll him out against the denver broncos because with him on the field it gives us the best chance to win but key are in the business of winning. We're not in the business of saving players in packaging. Them up is sitting on the bench with each other. I think listen. I think it's interesting because obviously that's a legitimate point of view. Just saturday did not share that. It's not just like you played for a long time and shlaim earth late. And so everyone who plays gonna agree because jeff saturday was saying no and for the reasons that jay was pointing out so even played in the league for a long time one championship played at a high level. Aren't going to see eye to eye north carolina. You do have your use an excellent when you do have a lot invested in saquon. you'd spit the second overall. Pick in the draft on him and he is capable of doing amazing. Things are not believe he's fully healthy. Is that what it is i get. I get worried that maybe he is an i understand. He can go through all the protocol. But i honestly don't know because if you just don't agree with key if what you're saying jay is he's just too valuable. You risk injury on in every game if you're running back as part of the way but if you're saying he's not healthy that's different if he's been padded practices for a while then. I'm concerned but if he just started last week. I'm like okay. That seems like there's been some caution rap. J what do you think what do you think padded practices do for you. I'm talking about contact key. Do nothing you're not taking to the. They're not that she you in practice if you up and that's pretty wait till you hear what one hall of famer thinks. Could be unstoppable coming up. Thanks for listening to kisangani. We'll match the podcast. Check the guys out live weekday mornings from six to ten eastern on espn radio..
"zach wilson" Discussed on Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ
"Right. We have about two minutes for saquon barkley right now. Listen a march if it's a show called kishan j. will max. I recommend it what he said on that show earlier today. I and he's right about the fact that you don't get you. Don't get the the hit. Do all the things you used to be able to do to make sure guy is ready. But you're never ready coming off a sale. You're never ready until you have that kind of sudden the piffle until you go in there and actually do it so you can wait around. You can wait around the the to tell you booth out of the league and the point being is that when when you're you know physically able to perform and you're ready to perform still mentally still a hurdle you have to get over and you'll never. You'll never jump over that hurdle until you get into a game so at some point you gotta play. I hear if saquon is ready and key has made this point like if your health you're healthy you gotta play. The issue with me with saquon is like a couple years ago. He obviously wasn't healthy. In the second half the season wouldn't complain. They played them anyway. Maybe it made things worse. Jd play saquon or not. I don't play them week. One i i get. I give them a week i. There's nothing that can hurt. There's nothing to lose well. What if you compete denver if you play them but you're still thinking short term long term key. The thing to me is the. Nfc east might be tight. You may not need a ton of wins to win the division and maybe a game like that does make a difference. You play saquon against denver. Yeah you gotta play a maximum prior to stink marks lead coming on. I told you guys exactly what he was going to say. Because you play a guy like that that that's why we draft any. We didn't drafting the holding off two week three week. Four to see no. We know that he's capable of taking care of himself. We've put into all the test all the drills. All the football acclimated things to show us. He can cut. He can change direction he can stop on a diamond gift. Change and restart backup. We've done all that so now. Guess what we're ready to roll him out against the denver broncos because with him on the field it gives us the best chance to win but key are in the business of winning. We're not in the business of saving players in packaging. Them up is sitting on the bench with each other. I think listen. I think it's interesting because obviously that's a legitimate point of view. Just saturday did not share that. It's not just like you played for a long time and slammed with late. And so everyone who plays gonna agree because jeff saturday was saying no and for the reasons that jay was pointing out so even that played in the league for a long time one championship played at a high level. Aren't going to see eye to eye. Because what north carolina you do have your use an excellent when you do have a lot invested in saquon. You'd spit the second overall. Pick in the draft on him and he is capable of doing amazing. Things are not believe he's fully healthy. Is that what it is. I i get worried that maybe he is an i understand. He can go through all the protocol. But i honestly don't know because if you just don't agree with key if what you're saying jay is he's just too valuable risk injury on in every game if you're running back as part of the way but if you're saying he's not healthy that's different but he's been if he's been padded practices for a while then. I'm concerned but if he just started last week. I'm like okay. That seems like there's been some caution rap. J what do you think what do you think padded practices do for you. I'm talking about contact key. Do nothing you're not taking to the. They're not that she you in practice. Third you up. And that's pretty. Wait till you hear what one hall of famer thinks. Could be unstoppable coming up. Thanks for listening to kisangani. We'll match the podcast. Check the guys out live weekday mornings from six to ten eastern on espn radio..
San Francisco 49ers' QB Trey Lance Signs Rookie Deal
"Trey lance in the forty niners have finalized his rookie deal. He signed a four year. Thirty four million dollar contract. That is fully guaranteed. They got the deal done just in time for camps open day. Kyle shanahan said yesterday. There's no open quarterback competition right now. Jimmy garoppolo is the starter and sri lance is his backup. Zach wilson is now the only unsigned first round pick.
"zach wilson" Discussed on NFL: Move the Sticks with Daniel Jeremiah & Bucky Brooks
Jaguars Open NFL Draft, Meyer Era by Drafting Lawrence
"Maastricht. It was quarterbacks right out of the gate at the 2021 NFL draft at number one, The Jaguars took Trevor Laurence out of Clemson Number two, The Jets tab Zach Wilson from BYU and the 40 Niners went with Trey lands from North Dakota State. Justin Fields out of Ohio State went to the Bears at
"zach wilson" Discussed on NFL: Move the Sticks with Daniel Jeremiah & Bucky Brooks
"It was our head coach and it was aaron roderick. Who was who was his position coach and really should be credited more than anyone for zacks development But i really feel like you know once once that got comfortable within the offense the more we trusted him to go out there and play Carefree once once we really And we certainly worked to develop an offense that would that would fit him. But i think he's a guy that does care about the team you'd love to throw the football every play but he wants to win and so i think as he grew and developed as a player. We trusted him more and more and this this past year in particular. There weren't very many times while we were saying Be careful there. Were very very few times that we were saying. I remember. this was more or less just calling the way then. A zach go do your thing. And we trusted him that that when we when we didn't have the best the best play call that he could find a way to run around and still make something out of it. You know coaching thinking about that. Let's let's fast forward and let's just say that you are in. Nfl head coach. Went offense coordinator. And you have. Zack wilson and you have the opportunity to build an offense around him. What do you think the best offense is for him to play like what things need to be in that offense to maximize. Who will i think i can do it. All there's not. There's not anything in the game that he can't do he can make all the throws i know. That's a that's the thing that a lot of people say. But i think it's it's It's really not that true about that. Many guys he really can make all the throws He has tremendous timing and touch on the deep ball And so i think throwing the football down. The field is something that made a made a huge impact on our team and on on him. is his progress this year. And so i think i would. I would start with that. Willingness to throw the ball down the field With the play action game and be willing to to to throw it deep several times game you know not just not just say we're gonna take a shot every now and then but really make a commitment to throw the ball down the field because he has the ability to make you pay..
"zach wilson" Discussed on NFL: Move the Sticks with Daniel Jeremiah & Bucky Brooks
"Really athletic. Really gifted kid just early on you know so. Obviously you're around them earlier. You had a chance to be around him. I would say doing the formative years of his game. What how did he grow and develop during the time that you guys were together. So yeah he He was big into basketball too. So there was a lot of development from that as far as the athleticism and everything like that goes and just you know learn how to play. The game compete handle the ups and downs of being an athlete and and those types of things Whether it was basketball football. Or whatever he was doing and then football wise you just continue to grow as quarterback. There's a lot of things that go into it where it's understanding the knowledge of the game. Or even the physicality is he got bigger and stronger and or improved throwing mechanics or just got stronger in the weight room or speed. It was fun to just see that progression from when he was really young. And just you know. He kept getting better every year. Is he developed in the program and obviously growing. You is funny. Seem hit like a long grossberg and the again along. And then you know the athleticism inside size and physicality would come along after that so it was pretty fun to watch him grow and develop into even see what improvement even as he's gotten into college continues to grow and get better and and that's what you hope for is a is an athlete. Always you know you talked about his swagger but we also hear a lot about Zacks competitiveness you have an examples of debt competitive side coming out where you've had to meet either harness it or anything. Oh man he There's been a few he. He likes to run guys over in high school. I was always worried. We were going to lose him so that that made a concern. We were gonna really cold weather game. And he scrambled out and and put a pretty good shot on his linebacker and the game had to be pause because they had to check the kid out for a while ended up kennedy. Take him off. And i talked to him on the sideline and like hey you gotta get down. Like don't use like man that felt good. He just loves that kind of stuff so just trying to harness that because he liked to you like to do that kind of stuff and need gay competitive with like the people talking trash or when we were going to practice with our defensive gays. A couple of buddies on our defensive side was a linebacker blake camera. He was funny. Those two would go at it. Pretty good back then. So there's some good ones get trash talking going on and competitiveness and just some fire to where get pretty heated in practice and you gotta make sure you're keeping guys as teammates and all that kind of stuff but it was fun stuff..
Cowboys' Mike McCarthy reacts to Dak Prescott contract
"Talk about the cowboys. Were coming off a disappointing first season under head coach. Mike mccarthy but looking ahead there is all kinds of hope after they signed prescott finally to that long-term deal yesterday. The coach spoke about his expectations. Here's what he said was actually I was in florida when the deals was finally completed It's a lot easier to do cartwheels on the sand. I'll say that I'm excited about your two of the offense because frankly a lot of ways we felt like we didn't really have get to have your one so we're excited about what we can do. This with the healthy offense.
Raiders make surprise pick in latest Mel Kiper Jr. mock draft
"Mock draft three point. Oh is available on. Espn plus right. Now and here. We go no surprise at the top. Trevor lawrence has been there and we'll be there for the moment and started to the moment. That pig is made. He's going jacksonville. And that's not going to change at number. Two mel projects the jets to stay put and select quarterback zach wilson who would be the team's highest drafted quarterback since they took joe nemeth thousand nine hundred sixty five at number three. We have a trade that panthers would move up from number eight to select justin fields from ohio state carolina getting its quarterback of the future miami. Picking up more prime picks. And the falcons make it four for four to begin the draft selecting their quarterback of the future trae lanes. Should it go this way. It would be the first time ever that quarterbacks go with each of the first four picks in the draft. We take a look at the rest of mel's top ten. After the four consecutive quarterbacks we see some other names you will get to know. Kyle pitch superstar tight end. More pass catchers jamarcus devante smith jail waddell notably absent on this screen. Max jones the fifth quarterback in this first round the star from alabama who mel projects. Going number fifteen to the new england patriots and let's start there because mel we spoke about this the last time you broke this down for us. You had max jones going considerably higher namely number eight overall. Why do you see this drop. Greenwich carolina eight with matt rule had max jones at the senior bowl practices where he was exceptional right. So you figure carolina's stuck at eight. They would look at mack. Jones new england and fifteen is built. Bellichik nick sabin connection and obviously looking at a quarterback to get back to. Maybe the tom brady days. Okay get your that type of quarterback which is what mack jones is his style and the way he goes about his business as a pocket passer so once carolina in my mach three point. Zero was moving up to get justin field. Mack jones next opportunity to come off. The board for me would be new england at fifteen.
"zach wilson" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"You're gonna hear this a lot. This is like going to be hearing. Clayton Kershaw and Matt Stafford, her friend. Did you know that they were friends a minute when they were kids? Yeah, and they grew up. They played on the same teams. One was a picture, Huh? Think about that. He then turned into a picture the other catcher about Wow. Think about that. Two throwers, but one but see how this works. Wow. They both throw for a living, but one caught is a kid. Wow. Think about it. It's crazy. So what you're here now, now and now they're in the same city as professional athletes. Wow, that's crazy, man. And so what you're going to hear now is that Mac Jones has a master's degree. He could also speak Mandarin. So so Mack Jones, Todd McShay. Was on Zubin J. Will and Jay will and Keyshawn this morning, Right? Our morning show here at ESPN 1000 Todd McShay talked about where the top quarterbacks will go. In this year's draft after his mock draft was released on ESPN dot com Number two is when I think that kind of the draft starts, if you will. The Jets. I have them taking Zach Wilson. BYU quarterback. What? After studying all the tape of these top prospects of the quarterback spot, I think based purely off of film that it's Lawrence. Then there's a little gap than Zach Wilson. Then there's a gap. And then it's Trey Lance from North Dakota State and Justin Fields from Ohio State. Is that third tier if you will. But I Wilson going to win. The interesting part here is it could be to the Jets if New York is able to move Sam Donald and get some some draft capital for him, maybe a third round pick this year, first or second round pick next year. But if they stay there and wind up if they don't move, Donald, then I think they went up. Moving out of that spot is what I should say. And in that case, it could be a team like Carolina, moving up from 8 to 2 to go get Zach Wilson. So moving Wilson to two was more about Wilson being Clearly the number two quarterback prospect in this class, and if it's not the Jets, it could be another team moving into that spot to go get him. Then, after Wilson I've got Trey lands from North Dakota State and Justin Fields from Ohio State is the next two quarterbacks off the board. I had Carolina moving up from 8 to 3 within a trade for with Miami in order to go get Lance. It could be fields there. I have almost identical grades on the two Matt Rule told me at the Senior Bowl in his defensive coordinator and another assistant coach. They all said the same thing. We feel like we have a playoff roster outside of the quarterback position. We lost eight games last year by one score, and if we have a quarterback that could make that drive In the fourth quarter. We got a chance to be a really competitive football team, so I think they're going to be aggressive in terms of going up and getting the guy that they wanted that position and then finally, I don't know that Atlanta is going to take a quarterback with Matt Ryan having one or two good years left and having all that cap space that he's eating up for Atlanta if they wind up moving him, But Atlanta could look for the future of that position, and it could be Justin Fields at that spot if he's still available, Number four, and if not Atlanta moves down, and another team like San Francisco, possibly Dallas, possibly Chicago, 20 Indianapolis of 21. We have to see where all the dominoes fall with the veteran quarterbacks between now and the draft, but they're going to be several teams. Need a quarterback that could be looking to move up to go Get that guy. Come draft weekend. Todd McShay earlier this morning, Zubin J willing Keyshawn right here on ESPN 1000. So you'd have four quarterbacks go in the first four picks of the NFL draft. I agree with you the tray Lance won over Justin Fields, I think is crazy. McShay will explain why he has trey Lance over fields and we'll hear from him. Next. You're listeningto.
BYU QB Wilson, likely first-rounder, entering draft
"Plays Clemson at 8 P.m. Eastern and the Sugar Bowl for a spot in the college football National championship game. All eyes air entering this game or on Justin Fields. Fields in the Big 10 championship game struggled immensely. With his final stat line, and the wind against Northwestern was was 12 passes completed out of 27 attempts. Only 114 passing yards, no passing touchdowns, two interceptions, and the Ohio State signal caller only averaged 2.9 yards per carry running the football. Earlier today. BYU quarterback exact Wilson Declare for the NFL draft, and the conversation currently is still Will be Wilson or fields as the second quarterback taken in the NFL draft after trouble Lawrence Zack with that conversation surrounding fields on size or offsides fields. We'll send a statement to his draft critics tonight and show us that he should be the second quarterback off the board. Come in the NFL draft. Besides, I'm gonna go off sides here and I'm not saying Justin Fields can play a good game time. He can't be worse than what he did up against Northwestern. Unless if he balls out and gets the victory, that's the only way that you show a definitive argument why he should be the second quarterback. There's a lot of debate. There's gonna be a lot of conversation leading up to that right now. It seems that Momenta miss shifting to Zach Wilson, and now it's up to Justin Field to try to get that back. Ultimately. Even if fields plays well. And there he could play. We'll go blow to blow up against Trevor Laurence and the Clemson football team. I just don't think Clinton's went and I said this all year. I know it's not going out on a limb. I just feel as if we're on a collision course to see Alabama and Clemson once again. So unless it fields gets that win, I don't think there is enough of a statement that is going to get sent tonight to basically guarantee that he'll be the second quarterback off the board and then fields coming in at number three. Or maybe even for dependent on what you think of trade Lance and Mack Jones. So I do go outside just in fields will not send the statement tonight In my opinion. And I still think there will be draft critics. They're questioning him on if he should be the second quarterback off the board, all
BYU vs. Cincinnati: College Football Playoff
"Why you came into the weekend eight and know that Cougar is one of the best non power five teams in the country. Right there with Cincinnati trying to find their way into the playoff. This was pretty much a bye week for BYU with the North Alabama coming to town. Here's Greg Rebel from the airfield, the AMG College double tight to the left too wide to the right. They go pistol. Wilson and L Gear handoff. Tyler Tyler takes contact Keeps the legs driving stays up right into the end zone. Touchdown. Cougars Touchdown. Tyler, Algiers With 4 32 to go in the opening quarter is BYU, 13 and North Alabama zero Tyler Algae or ran for a career high 141 yards and two touchdowns and the Cougars routed North Alabama 66 to 14. To improve tonight and no. Algeria had his 4th 100 yard game of the season. Zach Wilson threw for 212 yards and four touchdowns before halftime and ended 33 yards rushing. BYU score touchdowns on all six First Path drives As the Cougars rolled up 394 totally yards and averaged 11.3 yards per play before halftime up next. BYU