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And this is week six.
How about, um, how about them cowboys? Uh, how about him what to say about him? We're gonna talk about the NFL, the state of the NFL in Week six in the 2020 season in the Pandemic Cove in 19 season, we got to talk about the NFL.
My name is Keith McPherson.
This show is called.
How about him? This is where I come to you every week, kicking off the NFL, talking about NFL news, talking about predictions, picks, matchups and, of course, focusing on the Dallas Cowboys, who the Dallas Cowboys face that week and what the state of Jerry World is.
And to be honest right now, it is not great.
It has been much better, but as it currently stands, the Dallas Cowboys are playoff team.
As it currently stands, the Cowboys are a first place team, so we won't be all doom and gloom.
We won't get all down about number four Dak Prescott.
Being out crushes everyone, not just Cowboys fans.
It crushes people in the entire league, and it was tough to see, last week I had a rough weekend watching that, watching the Yankees lose watching just a lot of different things.
Uh, as we shifted into, you know, the MBA season ending and, you know, the MBA season ending.
I was like, Man, the MBA season just ended, and usually the MBA would get started in October, and now we don't have that.
But what I want to do today is Talk Cove it.
What I want to do today is talk.
What I want to do today is talk fantasy, and, uh, then I'll talk a little bit about what I expect to see on Sunday from the Dallas Cowboys from the Arizona Cardinals.
Uh, but not too much, because I have another show on Sunday that I do right after we do the SportsCastr news NFL show myself.
Ray, Joe Lawrence, Go look, those guys up there all great.
We do a show on Sunday morning at 10 a.
And then I followed that up before kick off with a second episode of How about Him? But today is essentially my makeup episode for the Thursday night episode that I usually do this podcast.
This broadcast is live stream comes through every Thursday, Sunday and Monday, But with no NFL games on yesterday and myself feeling a little under the weather, I don't know if it was allergies.
I don't know if it's this rain.
I live in New Jersey.
It has been raining all day, and, uh, I don't know.
I just wasn't feeling that up to it yesterday, and I guess without the games, that kind of excuse me.
I'm right here to talk about the NFL and talk about Covic Cove in 19.
So let's start with that now.
The NFL, I have said, is extremely arrogant for thinking that they could go into this season as planned.
And when I say as planned, I mean going to the season without altering their schedule or without making any changes to how they go about their schedule.
As far as the players air concerned, as far as the players practicing the players, traveling, the players, going home, leaving the facilities coming back.
Ah, lot of guys, they're gonna pop up positive.
A lot of guys air coming up positive.
And yes, we know these are top athletes.
These are some of the most athletic people in the world, most healthy people in the world.
They are not high risk people at all.
They will survive this.
But as we've seen through this entire year, it's not about individuals.
It's not about one person.
It's about all of us, and it's about protecting all of us.
So I say that to say this.
The NFL has had to shut down facilities.
This week we saw I think the Falcons and Colts facilities shut down.
We're starting to see this Cove in 19 season affect the entire league.
Not just one player, not just one team organization.
Now it's starting to hit the schedule, and now it's starting to affect the entire shield.
I talk a lot about the shield on this podcast.
This broadcast is live Stream.
I talk about the shield as faras, the NFL Shield and no one being bigger than the NFL Shield.
No one, no one person player, owner, team, coach organization is bigger than the shield the NFL could honestly, Right now, stop pause this season and say, Okay, uh, this is what we gotta do, fellas.
We got to create a bubble or we gotta get some hotel rooms or we got to do this or do this or do that to try and dodge this coronavirus or move forward without having many positive tests.
The NFL says No, sir.
We we started what we started.
We're gonna finish what we started.
We're not stopping anything.
If anything, we will add Ah, week to this season.
If anything, we will go 18 weeks and we will go deeper into the winter and push the Super Bowl back.
Okay, I guess that sounds like a decent plan for now.
But the closer we get to the end of the season, the MAWR implications there will be, um now, even like some of these players right now, some of these players like Deebo, Samuel and, uh, Odell Beckham Jr.
Some of these guys, they're gonna get regular colds.
It's flu season.
The seasons are changing.
They're going to get sick.
These guys were getting sick and they have to quarantine as well.
Um, not everyone that's gonna be sick is gonna be sick with the Corona virus, But they got to treat everything and they are.
They gotta treat everything seriously and they got to take all of these risk seriously and there's no I don't know.
I don't want to say there's no plan, but there is no alternative.
It's just stick with the plan.
And the plan is to push ahead no matter what you might have seen.
Article about Odell Beckham Jr.
Like I said, uh, Detroit running back Adrian Peterson was listed is not practicing Thursday due to an illness.
Thes guys gonna get sick.
It is what it is.
They're gonna get the common cold.
They're going to get sick.
And we got to differentiate who is who and what is what now.
The schedule, like I said, has changed a bunch.
We saw the Bills and the Titans play on a Tuesday.
Now I had joked and said, Look at the NFL getting four nights a week.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Sunday? Well, they canceled the Thursday night game this week, and we're just seeing a ripple effect.
So here's a look at the teams the Cove in 19 reserve lists this season and the players that were available.
So like there's teams that air dipping into this reserve pool, the Atlanta Falcons grab Stephen Means and a J. Carroll.
The Arizona Cardinals used it.
The Panthers have used it.
The Kansas City Chiefs, the New England Patriots, the 40 Niners, the Titans.
The Titans have the most players that they've had to use on this Kobe 19 reserve list, and it's just gonna keep going.
Uh, excuse me one second.
Like I said, I don't know if I'm getting sick or allergies, and I guess that works with what we're talking about.
Cove in 19 and these players getting sick.
So several games have been postponed on later dates or move cause of covert 19 already.
Um, this is what I have from USA Today are now Indy Star, which is a publication from USA Today.
I believe, just going through the implications of the season already at Week six, where we are and what has changed.
Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh Steelers Moved to week seven at 1 p.m.
October 25th Week five Broncos Patriots, moved the Week six at one PM Week. Six.
Kansas CITY BUFFALO EYES MOVED.
NEW YORK Jets at Chargers is moved.
Week 11 Miami vs Denver moved to week 11.
Week seven Next week, the Pittsburgh Steelers in Baltimore.
Ravens has moved to a week. Eight.
The Los Angeles Chargers in Miami Dolphins moves from weeks.
The Jacksonville Jaguars in Los Angeles Chargers moves, UH, eyes getting moved upto Week seven from week eight, Week 10 New York I don't even have to keep reading through these.
It is a domino effect and a ripple effect.
And the effect that we're seeing right now is gonna lead me into my talk about fantasy football.
Because there are new by weeks, right? So the Baltimore Ravens have a bye week now.
Week seven Broncos Week five Patriots Week five Charges Week six Dolphins Week seven, Jacksonville Jaguars Week eight.
New York Jets Week 10 Pittsburgh Steelers Week four Titans Week four Now when you drafted your fantasy team, you did not think that these guys would get a random bye week on a different time.
When you constructed your fantasy team, you definitely check to see Okay, when does my quarterback have a bye week? When do my running backs have a bye week? Does that by week, fall on the same week where I'm gonna put myself in a jam put myself in a bind? No.
Instead, the NFL does not care about your fantasy football team as they shouldn't, um, but that is a huge driver for fan interest, and you end up with a team like mine, which I will read to you.
Some of these players are hurt, but these these air players on my team on by eye drops, um, players this week that air on by first player hurt, but on by Austin, eh? Queler? So the Chargers have a by this week, some of you that's gonna affect whether you have Justin Herbert where they have Joshua Kelly, Justin Jackson, uh, Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Um, Hunter, Henry Like there's a few guys that you could have the Chargers defense.
Now, when you look at Russell Wilson, that's my quarterback.
He's having an M v P year.
He wasn't supposed to have a bye week this early.
Who else goes with him? The rest of the Seahawks.
Chris Carson, D K.
Metcalf, Tyler Lockett.
That's putting people in a bind, those Air major players and then the Oakland Raiders.
So Derek Carr is out.
Josh Jacobs is out this week Darren Waller, Henry Rugs, Hunter Renfroe.
Whoever else you might have on that team, I don't know.
But I say that to say this.
If you can survive these next couple of weeks, where teams have these new by weeks, we're in Week six.
There's teams with a bye week this week that weren't expecting Have a bye week, week seven, week eight.
And if the NFL can figure out if the NFL could figure out how toe, I don't know, do something to move forward with all of this.
If the NFL could figure out how to not have all these new by weeks in fantasy football, do not fret.
There's some people that are five and O right now in my league.
If you are around two and 33 and two, you'll be in good shape if you can navigate and manage your team the rest of the way with these buys.
So fantasy football is crazy this year on, That's another good Segway.
I'm knocking these Segways out.
Good segue is to talk about one Levian bell who I do have on my team.
I don't know if you guys could see my bench Let's see you can.
So you see Austin Ecker by Levian Bell is on my bench on.
I don't think I drafted him high.
I think he felt to me in my league where it was like Okay, this guy's a question mark, but if he's slipping this deep in the draft, I'd rather take a chance on him.
I'd rather see what happens with him.
I didn't think he was going to get released from the Jets.
Now let's talk about the New York football Jets.
New York football is the worst.
I think I've ever seen it.
Both teams in New York, New York is about 25 minutes this way from me.
MetLife Stadium's about 15 minutes from me that way.
New York is in shambles as far as football goes.
I'm a big New York Yankee fan.
I do a lot of media coverage of the Yankees.
The Yankees let us down.
I couldn't imagine being let down by the Yankees and then let down by my football team.
Luckily, my football team is the Dallas Cowboys.
That's a different type of disappointment.
That's a different kind of let down these teams.
Air owing five Cowboys got two wins, but let's focus in on the Jets.
T s stands for just and the season.
Just as in the season.
Fire your head coach, the Jets air getting rid of the wrong guys.
You get rid of Jamal Adams, who clearly had an issue with the head coach and organization.
I don't know about that.
I guess you got some good pics for it.
You get rid of Levy on Bell.
Ah, guy that you're you're paying million's.
You paid this guy so much money to do nothing.
You're not going to try and figure it out with him.
Instead, you're gonna roll Adam Gates, who's definitely out.
There's zero chance he coaches the Jets next year.
They're about to go on six.
They might go over all year, and then both New York football teams are in the Trevor Lawrence sweepstakes.
What are we talking about? These air teams that drafted new quarterbacks in the last three years? Sam Donaldson, his third year, Daniel Jones in the second year and the New York football teams were talking about getting Trevor Lawrence? Jeez, Louise, New York football sucks right now, and I got no pity for the fans of those teams.
Most of my friends, people on Twitter, people that are follower Jets or Giants fans.
It's bad Levian Bell, though.
All he had to do was like a couple tweets and not talk to his head coach.
And he gets to go to the Super Bowl champs.
Are you kidding me? Is that really that's That's really what's going on? That's really what we're doing out here, right? Guys get to dislike what their coaches air doing with them in the system.
Go on Twitter like a couple tweets disproving what their coach has been doing.
The coach speaks on and says, Well, you know, that's not the way I would go about it.
I'd rather than come talk to me direct.
I'm sure they had some conversations.
I'm sure that he did have to come talk to him direct after that, but they just release him.
The Jets didn't want to get anything for this guy.
Nobody wanted him.
Not one team in the league was willing to make a trade for him, but as soon as he's released, he's got the Niners, the Chiefs, the Bills, who else did out here.
The Dolphins already to sign him and he signs with the Super Bowl champs.
The rich just get richer.
If you thought last week the Raiders beating the Chiefs was some type of sign that the Chiefs they're gonna fall off or that this is not their year and they can't go back to back No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.
That was a very well coached game.
Ah, well, scheme schematically.
They did what they had to do.
They hit Henry rugs for too long passes over the top for a touchdown in over 100 yards.
I wouldn't say that the chief serve.
I don't think they're affected by that.
I think the Chiefs are still strong.
They've got a great core.
They've got a lot of great players.
And if you can add which they did ah, weapon to that offense.
Like a lot of Ian Bell with Pat Mahomes.
I already have flashes in my mind of Levian Bell just sneaking out of the backfield.
Pat Mahomes scrambling.
Nothing there drops it off the levian bell.
Levian Bell catches it, takes it 30 yards, bails him out that offense is gonna be ridiculous.
And it already was ridiculous with Clyde Edwards.
Hilaire, a rookie who the first game of the season, had a coming out party.
But you know what? He's still rookie Levian Bell is Ah, veteran.
Seven years experience under 30 a guy that's gonna come in and he's gonna make an impact even if he's splitting time with Clyde Edwards.
Huh? Clyde Edwards? Hilaire like I'm I'm thinking about the Chiefs is like, Just give him the ring already, man.
If they don't figure out how to win it now with a weapon like left bell, I don't know what to tell you, but I do know what to tell the Jets.
Fire Adam Gates.
Fire him already.
You are losing your best players in favor of the coach.
You are losing your fan base in favor of this Coach.
Same record as you guys fired the coach that took him to a Super Bowl.
Dan Quinn, you're out of here.
Not good enough, Arthur Blank.
Seen enough? Done.
Get him out of my sight.
I don't know why I think they have this old school principal of letting the head coach finished the year out.
And I guess in this coronavirus year where they don't have to deal with the fans where they don't have to hear the boos, they don't have to deal with the fans publicly.
Uh, do what you want.
Let the fans on Twitter tear the organization apart.
Hate the organization for another year.
J E T s just And this season moving on as we wrap this up and close this thing out got to talk about a team whose season I definitely had some feelings that the Cowboys season was over on Sunday watching Dak Prescott go down.
I think it hit harder for me just cause I'm a dad guy.
I think it what? We lose electricity.
Think my electricity dropped? I think my lights were too strong.
Okay, Institution, That's good theater right there.
So I have to led lights. They're strong.
They're powerful lights, um, to led lights that tripped and, uh, or to led lights that trip my power.
But we're good like this.
I'm gonna rock with the actual light that was installed in the room and not these lights that I ordered.
Sorry for the delay.
Sorry for the wait, uh, technical difficulties.
Things like this happen.
But let's get back into it.
Talking about the Dallas Cowboys.
So this week, this is the key to the game.
In my opinion, if you can read up here what this says, it says Feed 21 NTP.
So Kyler and Hopkins can't eat one more time.
Feed 21 Ezekiel Elliott and TP Tony Paller.
So Kyler Kyler Murray Number one, pick quarterback for the Cardinals and Hopkins.
You guys know Hopkins nook number 10 DeAndre Hopkins, one of the best receivers, if not the best in the league, can eat.
I seriously feel like if the Cowboys want to win this game, they have to control time of possession.
They have to run the rock.
And I would say, Just feed, Zeke.
I was putting the letters together.
I was like, All right, I'm gonna put feed, Zeke.
But then, like, that's too many ease.
And then ah, Z and whatever.
And it made me think about it.
It's not just about Ezekiel Elliott.
Now, Ezekiel Elliott keeping Dak Prescott is bromance alive despite season ending injury.
Yeah, when you saw Zeke scored that touchdown.
He threw up the number four him and dad came into the league together.
They're boys when the pandemic hit and I think it was like April or something and there was a party at Dax House and people were coming at Zeke and Dak for being in there with too many people.
Their home is their boys.
When Dak went down, I'm sure it hit Zeke Justus hard as everybody else.
But we can't all of a sudden think that Ezekiel Elliott is the answer.
He hasn't been the answer all year.
Now we've been throwing toe, are three headed monster at wide receiver and are tight end.
But Ezekiel Elliott hasn't shown us that he can give us 25 carries in 100 yards on the ground.
And I think the game plan has to change with Andy Dahlen Right now, when we talk about Andy Dahlen, Andy Dalton is a guy that never really had all the weapons that he needed in Cincinnati toe win.
He went to playoff games consecutive back to back years.
They went to the playoffs, never really got it done.
He had some good running backs.
Green in his prime, but at the same time, this is way different.
He's back in Texas versus Kyler Murray.
This is to Texas high school quarterback legends going at it this Sunday.
He's back in Texas, right at home.
He took this gig knowing that he would be the backup and knowing that this would be his opportunity in the event that Doc went down.
Dak has gone down, and Andy Dalton is a 10 year veteran with enough experience to distribute the pill to this potent offense.
This offense we have seen put up ridiculous numbers because they have been down in games they've been behind in games, they have to play catch up and Dak Prescott has to throw for 400 yards.
We can't get in this kind of game with Colin Murray, Hopkins, Kenyan Drake, uh, the rest of the Cardinals.
I just I don't think that's the kind of game that the Cowboys wanna play in Jerry World, the third game in a row that they'll host three home games in a row.
You're 11 You lost one.
You got to take this one got to take this one.
And if you want to get that done, you gotta control time of possession.
You got to run the ball and you got to keep the ball out of Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins hands.
Zeke, that is your boy.
We need to see a monster come out of you.
We need to see you play as hard as you've ever played.
If we're gonna figure out how to get this done because the NFC East is the NFC least we're in first place.
We can still win the division with Andy Dalton, but it's gonna take better effort out of everyone.
Especially the defense.
Right? We saw a video from Jackson.
He's in good spirits spirits.
So I'd like to shout out to Dak, I'm glad he's in good spirits.
I'm glad he's rehabbing, and he's already on the journey to return and come back and be the Cowboys starting quarterback Week one of next year.
If you listen to how about him? I said enough on Monday about how they should pay Dak and how they should take care of him so I won't spend much time on that.
But that is out.
And we got some other guys coming back.
And it's time to talk about this Cowboys defense, which is not good at all.
Excuse me. Uh, keep blowing my nose.
Not co vid, not the flu.
It is what it is.
But let's talk about the defense.
This defense is looking to get back in the next couple weeks.
Layton, Vanda! Reche! Oh, you know, you know, you've seen the guy.
55 was a topic linebacker who had his surgically repaired collarbone healed up.
He was in practice this week.
This team is also looking to get back Randy Gregory, who they were calling Gumby this week because he can bend and move his body in different ways.
We need that guy on this deal because this deadline has been that we need Randy Gregory and Leighton Van duress.
Back last week, we got Anthony Brown back and he immediately made an impact, picked up a fumble, took it to the house and scored not saying everybody else couldn't have done that.
But hey, that's a guy getting back on the field of veteran and immediately making his presence felt.
So this is a Monday Night football game.
My plan is to do a Sunday pickem, a Sunday morning show where we go through the games and I give you some pics.
And then, uh, Sunday, we'll see what happens with these games, and I'll come back.
Monday and Monday will be my Monday recap, but also my preview for this Monday Night football game, Uh, in Jerry World, the only game that's gonna be on with the Cowboys and the Cardinals.
And, uh, yeah, we'll see how it goes.
I'm pumped for it.
I think the Cowboys have a big opportunity in front of them with the schedule.
We've looked at this schedule a few times.
There's some games that we got to take, and it starts with this one.
This is the first game without Dak.
It starts with this one.
Andy Dalton has got his Repsol week.
Guys were getting back healthy.
I need to see this defense play better.
We're in first place with the division in front of us.
It can be done, and I think that the Cowboys have a chance to do it.
I'm not gonna count us out until we're out Feed 21 tp so Kyler and Hopkins can run the ball.
It doesn't have to. Just busy.
It should be Tony Pollard.
Tony Pollard had some good runs.
I hope they can both keep the ball in their hands.
Ball security is paramount.
Andy Dawn's not gonna do anything too crazy is not gonna do too much.
He's gonna go through his reads.
He's gonna make his throws.
Lamb already came out talking about Kyler Murray and him being teammates at Oklahoma and how their friends and, you know, they both dreamed of being in the NFL.
And now that they're meeting, someone has to take in.
L and C D said he didn't plan on it being him.
CD is a competitors, er and we saw that kid Claypool come out last week and score four touchdowns for the Steelers.
And how people saying he's the best rookie wide receiver.
So look for CD Lamb to have something to prove this week against his old team mate.
And just to prove to the league that he's the number one rookie receiver out there, he's selling the most jerseys, that's for sure.
I need to get me a 88 Lam Jersey like Jerry Jones wanted him toe wear and he did.
That's all I've got for the Thursday kickoff of how bad? Um, Week six.
Cowboys get ready to rock.
Got an extra day to rest with Monday Night Football.
I expect this to be a shootout, but I'm not expecting the Cowboys to keep up in a shootout with Kyler, Murray and DeAndre Hopkins.
We have to run the ball.
We have to control the clock to give ourselves any type of chance.
We'll see what happens.
Uh, that's all I got for you.
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