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Welcome to our news episode Sports Talk Central.
I'm your host Demon mood here with my normal co host Hunter, and we'll talk about latest in baseball, NFL and college football.
So for baseball, let's just bring up a couple of quick headlines.
Just talk about the Robinson Cano.
What was your reaction to that one New York Mets stuff? Right there, I think.
Man, that slams his Hall of Fame case shut.
He's not getting into the Hall of Fame now.
You can maybe get away, I think with one e, especially with Alex Rodriguez.
I think he's e think that's a big one there.
Um, he's he in the hall yet or No, no, it's the four or five years haven't been there yet.
Yeah, I was wondering, Yeah.
I mean, I think he gets in at some point just because I think he was only banned once.
But, you know, you get banned twice, they're not gonna put you in.
That's a big lawsuit for the Mets, and you know it.
It's not really a big loss, because when you think about it frees up 24 million.
So you don't actually want to spend money with him.
So they so, Matt.
So imagine if they went out and got D J the Mayhew pass? No, but yeah, I mean, but that's what I meant.
Like 24 million.
You could use it in any way now, you know.
So, um, it sucks for him, you know, sucks for his Hall of Fame case, but, I mean, they will be.
I'm sure the mats will still be okay.
Like that trade that they made was the Mariners.
Now looks really bad.
Yeah, he stinks.
They got Edwin Diaz, and they got Cono for Jerrick. Kelly.
Nic, The prospect for who's like a lot of people I don't I believes the top 100 guy I could be wrong, but on then, um, maybe someone else, but like, yeah, that trade just looks bad.
Yeah, And then second one is that this was sort of like a news headline for today, and that was that.
We will, for the last few years, since no one or not to assign his extension.
We were talking about There's always rumors like he might actually be traded sometime soon because, like, the Rockets are not a good team on.
And right now, the rumors are there the rumor that the Dodgers are interested in, um, El Reinado.
At first I was like that, like, that might be a move where, uh, Manfred might say you might pull a but my Polk response that you you can't You can't make that trade.
But the more I think about it, it actually won't really impact on that.
It won't really ruin their competitive balance that much, because to get to get No.
One Aaron Auto, you got imagine Gavin Lux would be part of that deal and then one of, like Tony Goslin, Dustin May or Julio Urias like one of those like that type of deal.
And then in 2021 for the Dodgers, 70 million will go off the books, for I believe it is.
Clayton Kershaw, Chris Taylor, Kenley Jansen and then Corey Seager were all will all become free agents, so based on the price you would have to give up for Aaron Auto and the the the amount of money to go off the book.
I think that it's like, you know, it's like getting Aaron Auto minus whatever you would have to give up or whatever, you would lose, too, because Aaron Oddo's contractors around, I believe, like six years and 200 million left.
He has an opt out after 2021 which, if he still stays with Colorado, which I our imagine the explorers and that he did he had from Los Angeles.
A doctor's fans of in theory of Dodgers were trade for him.
He would wave his claws.
But what are your thoughts on this rumor? I hope No, no does not go to L.
Because B anymore you are, uh, but the Rockies are good.
Teams don't really know why they would do that.
They have a lot of good players coming up, I think, from their farm system.
Thio um their cores fall and you're playing a course build, so why would you want to leave? But I mean, there's still a decent team.
So, um, you know, why would you trade within your division? That makes no sense.
So what I would say about like them being a good team do keep in mind.
They also are in the same division as Dodgers and Padres, and the Diamondbacks are not there an average team. But they're not.
They're not great team, but there are at least a competitive team.
So you're talking right now with the Rockies about being a third best team in the N.
L s by far, and you still have the Dodgers and Padres who I think are gonna be good for the next few years so I could see him trading Aaron Auto, getting baxam prospects and then just seeing, waiting, waiting out.
And hopefully that the Padres pot hoping that the Padres prospects aren't as great or the Dodgers, the Dodgers like at the end of this year, it really is.
Their window closes.
So I could definitely see why.
Uh, the Dodger I why the Rockies would trade him.
I don't want to go to the Dodgers.
I would like to.
I would rather him go to team like the Mets or, you know, or go to a team like go to another team where they're one piece away from being competitive.
I think, um, read Braves could be an interesting fit their mats.
Could be an interesting fit there.
And then the other thing is Corey Seager.
Apparently they didn't really haven't really gone like long term negotiation deal done with him.
But then again, his agent, Scott. Boris.
So you gotta imagine that.
And then it's also interesting that because this could also make it worse if he does go to Dodgers, you have five major free agent short stops in 2021.
You got Thio, Nolan's teammate Trevor Story Lend or Korea, Seeger and and Hobby Bias as well, so mhm.
We'll see what happens there.
But it was just an interesting rumor that I want to talk about just for a little bit.
But I don't think until more comes out of it, because move onto the next one.
Uh, for once, we actually had an interesting Thursday night football game.
Yeah, that was, you know, Russell Wilson bounced back from his dreadful performance for my fantasy team last week.
He was the reason why I actually lost my first game in, like, seven weeks.
Hey, was just a little I lost, I think, by 12 points.
But he would have given me, if you would.
I think he gave me eight points last week.
He's given me 20 points every game this this season, so But he gave me 20 last night and Tyler Lockett gave me 21 so that was nice.
Is he goes, um, that's there's nothing more to say about the Seattle Seahawks than that their defense is atrocious.
But as long as they have Ross cooking each game, they will have the way they could win a Super Bowl.
But Arizona is still fun to watch.
That's a very competitive division.
They're gonna feel three teams going into the playoffs from that division.
San Francisco making now, but sorry.
Okay. Your hair.
Uh, but where was that again? Yeah, You're saying that three teams would win Deanna S u N F C West NFC West Kyler Murray is I think he's the real deal.
He's great. He's so much fun to watch.
Oh, yeah, but what What their thoughts on, like this whole thing of if you had Thio, would, um, Lamar or Kyla in a Super Bowl first? It's just it's ridiculous.
Care enough about that debate? Really? Don't I mean, we finally we will have another good Thursday night game next week.
When you guys Yeah.
So that was a few weeks in a row of great Thursday matchups.
What's going on here? Honestly, I think Thursday night matchup should be like the best division rot division game.
That should just general should be the rule.
But I don't like no more of these Broncos versus Jets games.
Did you wanna Did you? Did you want to go into the Ravens? Lost? Were you surprised by that loss to the New England last? Well, I'll say that I'm a little bit surprised, but then again, it's Bill Belichick.
It's still the Patriots.
You still got cam on? Can't you still got camp and then the issue, right.
So what I'll say is, the biggest key is that the Patriots offensive line played better than the Ravens.
Like they obviously that was the case.
Um, let me let me first say this, uh, Matt Skara.
He was not good last last week.
He wasn't even good.
He wasn't good against, um, the cult.
So you can't blame the weather as an excuse like Yeah, I like that one snap where he didn't like it bounced on the ground in Lamar.
Lamar did such a great job like saving maps.
Girl, I'm so Maney snaps because there's so many snaps that could have gone wrong that we don't like we were that we're not talking about because Lamar saved saved scores ass on that one.
But, um, that one snapper kind of bounced on the ground and then went 16 yards back.
That was a drive killer.
But the one point I would you wanna bring up Askar is after the game.
Apparently, people were were sending threatening messages to him and his family on instagram aisles and aisles.
And ah, lot of people say, Hey, massacre like a lot of rain.
See, YouTubers or massacre played terrible.
What? That doesn't give you the right to do.
You spread all that stuff terrible and their business, but I'll give you a good ending for this one.
So apparently Matt, him and his wife donate money to I think it was like brain cancer thing.
So he s so apparently went from three.
So $3000 were already pledged.
Um, as of today, $11,000 total.
So the rate, like so like one of the Ravens? Uh, some people on Twitter basically said one way to make it better is to donate money to massacres charity.
And then the Ravens, Ravens flock, donate, like 8000 $9000.
So that's that was a good ending to his story.
Uh, like I said, like the offensive line struggled.
Let's just put it that way.
It also didn't help that they went from reigning to tropical to rainstorm Thio to a monsoon by the end of the game.
So and, ah, lot of people I mean on you can't let yeah Oh, yeah, yeah.
So the one thing I would say is like the Pittsburgh game you could blame on Lamar.
That was Lamar's fault.
But this one you can't blame on Lamar at all.
24 for 34 249 yards, two touchdowns.
Brown is not an outside receiver like, especially with the depth of this offense.
I don't understand Lamar's decision of I'm gonna throw the ball 40 yards down the field and have and try to have my 59 receiver try to Randy Moss of ball going up against J.
Jackson was like three inches on him.
E was thinking of like, I've seen teams like Pittsburgh was doing the studio.
They're taking away Mark Andrews and the Ravens really don't have a receiver that could go up and like, get those balls like the contested balls or just like a number one wide receiver they could go to.
Outside of that, I feel like, Yeah, I know, look, and I know that, and I know that Apparently, the Ravens tried to go after DeAndre Hopkins in the off season, but I don't I think that the Texans were saying, Oh, this is a team of the A F C.
If we might compete with they, might they be charged up the price and Eric Eric DeCosta like Nope, we're not.
We're good, Which is which is probably smart, like you don't want to give up, even for a guy like Hopkins.
But I think this off season, the big thing is get a number one receiver and fix the interior line, and I I think that fortunately, the good thing is you don't have to trade for one.
You don't have to trade for like a Mike Williams type receiver.
You know, like you have Alan Robinson.
You have Chris Godwin.
You've got, uh, Kenny Golladay.
You have those guy types of guys are available.
I can see I can see the Ravens going after.
I hope they go after one of these guys like Frank into two or three year deal.
But then I started thinking about the receiving corps in the last few days, and you know how, like baseball teams like they draft a bunch of guys and then they have them all come up together at the same time and they develop with each other.
I feel like that's what the Ravens were doing, especially on offense.
Because if you look at their team like Lamar's 23 most of their receiving corps is what, 23 or 24 years old? It's almost 22 like you have a bunch of guys 25 younger.
And while you do have like great slot receivers because that's what the Ravens have right now, release need marquees Brown or these have slot receivers.
They don't have that Alfa receiver, so I think my plan for the offensive.
If I'm Eric, I saw one of those received a big veteran receivers for two or three year deal.
And then I go and draft um, essentially his replacement in the first, like that receivers replacement in the first two rounds.
That way, the idea would be that in a couple of years, let's say it's Alan Robinson.
Allen Robinson would goes on another deal elsewhere.
Lamar would have his extension, but by this point he would have a rotation that he would have a receiving corps.
That's Hollywood Duvernay Pro Shea.
We don't know about Miles Boykin just yet and and whoever you get, so you basically have the receivers you need.
They're developed, and Lamar can now has some trust in them and then pretty much do the same thing with the offensive line.
Gets, um, veteran, get a veteran guard or center and then, uh, drafts, um, offensive linemen.
And then hopefully some of the guys you have to develop and then but pretty much it's get the veteran stopgap solution and then get the the long term solution at the same time so that when the stopgap solution is done, or when you when you when you do have to pay me and now you have a cost effective solution and you don't lose enough from production, do you think that's an effective strategy? Regardless off.
I think that's why I think that's probably the way to do it.
They just have to identify a number one guy.
They go out, Forget whether it's free agency.
And I know a lot of Ravens fans like when they hear is like, Oh, it's either who, like trade like trade the farm for Julio Jones like No, don't like I like, really.
I like, really I like Julio.
But his cap hits like 23 21 19 next. Three.
Yeah, so I don't know if he's worth, uh, like I think I would love to have him, but I don't want to give up.
I don't want to do like I don't wanna be in the same situation.
The Rams, Aaron, where they don't have a first round pick for next three or four years. Mhm.
So, yeah, And then, um so defensively, though I I do want to bring this up.
We didn't have callus Campbell.
Brandon Williams with out of the game after the first quarter, we didn't have LJ fort.
We didn't have Jimmy Smith and we didn't have, uh, Jihad Ward.
So imagine are run defense after losing those guys mhm.
And then, unfortunately in the third quarter years like and I'm not.
And do not YouTube the video don't YouTube this.
But we lost Nick Boyle for the year, who is probably the yeah, and he's probably one of the best blocking tight ends in in football right now.
And so it's interesting, Greg Roman said like he was gonna like again.
And I will probably go into Titans game now.
But he said that he has to.
He will have Thio redefine the offense so out I would have guessed that it would be more of like what the, uh, cardinals are doing.
Not like the complete air raid offense, but mawr quick passes, uh, hidden um, r p o and all this other stuff, which is probably where the mark is actually better at.
And you actually have speed because you got marquees.
You got Duvernay.
You have adopted you have you have the pieces to, like, have a quick strike offense where you don't necessarily need to rely on an outside outside throws most of the time.
Like you, you wanna aim for them most, sometimes every once in a while to keep them curious.
But not you don't really need them there.
Now let me I'll preview the Titans and you could kind of give me your thoughts a little bit later.
But, yeah, it will be interesting game they can.
The way they can lose this game is if they can't stop their Henry with.
Obviously, Clay's Campbell on Brandon Williams probably aren't playing, so that's obviously not good.
UH, also Lamar turning the ball over.
That's an issue if the Ravens also the Ravens, can't cost turnovers, and it's tough for them ways they can win.
Dominate the line of scrimmage.
And, like I said, have inefficient passing game.
And I and I also say this the type of the right.
The Titans air also banged up because this was your injury report.
Jadeveon Clowney, Adam Humphreys, Adoree Jackson, Ben Jones.
Uh, I think one of the, uh, Kelly one of their line of corners alignment and age.
You know, those guys did not practice for the last two days.
Brown didn't practice yesterday, and Kenny Vaccaro didn't.
Was also limited yesterday because of a neck injury.
So they basically three offensive linemen, two corners and two receivers that didn't practice yesterday.
So you're talking about depleted Ravens D line, But you're also talking about depleted, potentially depleted Titans online.
So stop, Henry that that it might kind of neutralized what Henrico like, where your thoughts in this game? Yeah, that's honestly part of one of the games of this Sunday.
I'm gonna be curious to watch.
It probably happened in the background as I watched this story game.
Of course, they point of Jacksonville, which I'll get to in a second, but I mean, yeah, I mean, it all comes down when they feed him 3rd, 25 30 times a game.
I will say, though Ryan Tannehill has gotten better since his Miami days.
He's not garbage anymore.
Well, yes, you don't have Adam case, so that's your answer right there, huh? A J.
Brown is a problem.
I can speak to that from he played against us.
That dude is really good, but you're right, they are banged up.
Their defense is not very good this year.
Adoree Jackson have not played all year, and he's and then keep in mind, um, Joey Jackson is one of their faster guy.
So especially when you're going up against a guy like Lamar having Adoree Jackson there would be is huge.
Yeah, And then, you know, it is on the road for the Titans.
You know, they lost a couple weeks ago to the Bangles on the road.
So there's always that.
But I mean, I will.
I will say that the Ravens lose this game and the Steelers win this week.
I mean, yeah, yeah, I know.
Like I have already resigned.
Fact that Steelers are winning the A F c North.
Yeah. I mean, it's virtually over at this point.
It would be virtually over after this week, and if the Steelers beat them on Thanksgiving night, then it's They've clinched it just about, But yeah, I'm excited to watch it.
If you want me to go into the Steelers, I can.
I'll just like you more thing.
One is that the Titans special teams is not very good, you know, And then they had what then? They have, like one punt last week that was blocked in another one that went 17 yards.
Yeah, so that's another matchup to look out for.
And then the only thing that the Steelers I would say is the Steelers are in a similar position as the Ravens for last year and issue One of the issues with the Ravens is they may have peaked early, So that's the one concern I do have a Pittsburgh.
Yeah, but go ahead.
You talk about the Steelers times you want.
I mean, maybe the Bengals last week and being being beating them up for I think they have in Austin since 2015.
Yeah, something like that that at this point the Bengals.
But Joe Burrow He looked the part last week.
I could definitely see why he's going to give me a headache for the next 10 to 15 years.
In that second half, he was also just really bad is a J Green.
How the mighty have fallen with him.
He's he's done, man.
Like I was watching him that game.
He just looks disinterested.
He looks lost out there.
Doesn't look like he wants to be in Cincinnati at all.
They got to get him out of there at some point.
Tyler Boyd is awesome.
I will forever love him.
He's a bangle butt.
Um, the running game was also pretty lacking.
With Joe Mixon out, Ahluwalia came back, which was just huge.
And Mike Helton's coming back this week, which is that's massive for the defense.
But, I mean, you held the angles 10 points.
It was she's gonna blow out a little sooner.
But, you know, they eventually got to the point where they started blowing out the Bangles.
And, you know, you did what you needed to do.
You took care of a bad team.
That's not they're just not good.
Get another win in the Air Sea North.
And now you go to Jacksonville.
Yeah, it could be the typical Tomlin trap game, but I mean, they're starting a guy at quarterback that is your local Walgreens worker.
Because I have no idea.
Luton is whatever.
If his name right. Jake Latin.
You're losing one of those.
I have no idea where that guy is from.
I have no idea who he is.
I think this is only his second career start or something like that.
3rd, 2nd or third? Yeah, I just Nothing.
Nothing about him, the Jaguars or not the same as they were even just a couple years ago.
I mean, I was looking at, you know the lineup now.
Campbell Ramsey, Barry Church to Sean Gibson.
Uh, Robinson Salad Robinson was on that team is, Well, he's Telvin Smith store.
He leaves to know. I think he left at seven.
That's like seven of their 11 guys.
Only guy I think I recognize on their defense now is Miles.
So they're going through a huge rebuild.
I think if you think I just saw a tweet, um, before we went on air, Um, I think they're going to be without a starting wide receiver on Sunday.
They're starting tight end, a couple of their defensive backs.
They're very questionable, so they're banged up.
Obviously, Gardner Menchu's out.
This viewers should crush them.
I mean, but, you know, in typical Steelers, fashion is going to come down to the last play against a quarterback and a receiving corpse.
That the number one receiver, I think, is Keelin Coal.
Yeah, James Robinson and fantasy.
It's either keen on coal or D.
Chart. One of the Do You Have James Robinson.
If you can get me some fantasy points this week, that would be greatly appreciated.
He's been really good for me this year.
Maybe if he scores a touchdown or two.
But the dealers still went by, like, 15 or 20.
I'll be happy with that.
Um, this is this'll what should be done now, after this game, there's just no excuse to lose to a Jacksonville TV.
That is just I mean, they're openly tanking at this point thing at this point there.
At this point there, it's them.
It's them trying it.
Justin Field at this point, Yeah, and then my thoughts on the Bengals game is that you had a trap.
You you guys almost lost against Cowboys. That was.
That would've been embarrassing if you, um, lost to Gilbert.
But eso you guys had a nice comeback win against the Bengals.
That was a nice rebound game.
I think that, um, if you are, the Steelers also have like, the first half, the season was a bunch of close games.
So, like there's it's those coin toss games there.
Uh, so I would say for the Steelers, for them, um, not to peak too early on.
Do they have to start winning these games with bigger margins? Then you would have more confidence and I would have like, Look, I think that they like I said, they win the division.
It's gonna be It's gonna be, um, is gonna be between them or Kansas City for one and two, whoever gets to buy, so I mean, that's interesting.
Here, um, one more note about, like, the division thing.
I think that before we get to the, uh before we move on to the other games going on here.
So 77 losses were eliminated from the playoffs.
We can agree on that, right? Yeah.
76 may know if you get you and I mean, the Steelers have locked up a playoff berth.
Anyway, this is just more on, like General A f C stuff.
Yeah, so? So once I did.
That's why what I did was I took all the teams that had five losses at least, and I found that there's seven teams that have a chance that will have a chance of winning the wild card.
Uh, a wild card spot.
So that's those 17.
Czar Miami Buffalo.
Uh, Indianapolis, Tennessee.
Uh, Dolphins, Cleveland, Baltimore.
What do you do? You agree that those are pretty much the remaining playoff teams? Like whatever you England.
Yeah, like New England's there.
It's just outside.
I'm just saying that if you take away like, teams that have at least five losses, so, like, New England would be like the next one out of them.
But, I mean, one of these teams a few of these things were gonna miss.
It's gonna be interesting to see what what happens with that.
So yeah, because of the way out.
Yeah, that's why I look at it.
So, like, uh, I think I think that s o the head to head matchups are definitely gonna be important because a lot of these teams, I think this is the wild card team is gonna be like a bunch of teams 11 to 5, 12 and four.
So, like the Ravens for the Ravens, like we I we play Tennessee this week, and then we played Cleveland and Week 14, we're too and Oh, against like, back group of teams like that.
I just mentioned eso if we can finish like four now or three and one that we should be in good shape there.
Cleveland would also be in trouble if you use this logic because they are one and two.
They beat the Colts, but they lost to Vegas in Baltimore, and then they have Tennessee and then Baltimore as well.
So the A F C is gonna be really interesting.
It just and again we had we had to trash on the NFC East so much here.
But there's literally probably going to be a team, you know.
No, no, sorry. Now, probably not.
No, there's no there's going to be at least two or three teams that just missed the playoffs in the A F. C.
That would win the division in the NFC, least, so we'll still get the Washington team coming up in a couple weeks to come toe come to Pittsburgh.
I'm still ticked off that the market is like because, like, okay, so you're gonna have the Washington team versus the Bengals instead of the Ravens versus the Titans.
In some markets, I understand there's a lot of fans of the football team.
But no, I don't think anyone cares about the Washington football team anymore.
It's just like they're tanking.
Alex Smith is not the long term answer there with his whatever is going on South, I mean, yeah.
I mean, I will say this, though, before we move on to the other games.
I'm kind of sick and tired of people, um, snubbing Ben Roethlisberger out of, like, the M V p candidate race.
Um, it really is.
He couldn't be like I can't think of.
I can't think of someone who's running away with it.
Yeah, I would give it on the homes.
He's been a monster, but I mean people that not won't have him in this top five. You people are monsters.
I mean, Well, what about delving Cook? What about kind of Murray? Yeah, they're great players to may have been doing their job, but Ben Roethlisberger is 22 touchdowns, two for interceptions, has almost a 70% completion percentage.
But as the main reason why they've been winning games these last few weeks and you're not gonna put him in your top five for league M V p.
I want someone on Twitter this last week said, Oh, the Steelers would be, like seven into the season without then I'm like, you know, they wouldn't They wouldn't, you know? Yeah.
Go back to your going to that point like they would have Baltimore were to be them if Mason Rudolph was starting that game.
Uh, stupid text alerts.
The Titans may have beaten them.
I mean, yeah, maybe tighten like Other than that, I agree with you.
It's just it's just ridiculous.
And it's like the fans and the national media they never give this has been going on.
Oh, no, no, no, no, no.
Don't even bring up national media with me because, you know, because, like, I'm not kidding, because with Lamar, it's like it's like he can't do any.
It's like a lot of people like a Ravens Media.
YouTube has said that Lamar Jackson has to be the most disrespected 23 year old bringing N v p.
You know, sorry rating A nan Imus N V.
Court, uh, raining and hymns.
And to be quarterback because it's insane how much disrespect she has, because I think I texted you this when they when they win, it's because everyone but Lamar.
But when they lose, even though you have a center that's not playing well.
Dude, it's the same thing.
00 but if Ben plays well, he's still not an M V P candidate, despite like his touchdown to interception ratio is like.
And then in the pro football focus thing, I just I am a big proponent of ****ytics, any sport.
But with the day to day use is just It has to be terrible because in their power rankings each week they're putting like and I know, obviously your doctor Davidson, but they're putting the Ravens over the Steelers.
It's like, No, I would I would not do that.
I think the Ravens are They're probably, like around like the I would say their top, like if you take into account injuries there, probably in the bottom half of the top 10.
But they're not a top five team like it's just like people and and it is that they're trying to, like, be like heels and drag on band and say, Oh, if Claypool had a real quarterback could throw deep.
It's like Oh, my God, you gotta quit with the big guns.
Slander Do Just like I said, he's been their offense.
I mean, they're things you could criticize Ben four.
But those air off the field stuff, it's not on the field stuff like, but he's the first, like the guy's a first ballot hall of Famer.
Once it's all said and done.
Yeah, so, like and and honestly, like Steelers fans like I would be, really, I would be really depending on who they pick as their bench replacement.
It Oh, like I would be like you might feel like a like a state of surprise, a shock when Ben if Ben retires, like depending on who you have like unless you go Oh, and get a guy like Ben Robson or to learn from Ben and then he takes over.
I mean, like, that would be really interesting.
It's just it's just I had to get that off the chance before just Oh, yeah, yeah.
And also is pro football with anything with ****ytics like like me.
Like I I've studied statistics and Data ****ytics.
So I'm saying that I could say you could trust what I'm saying It's not the result because a lot of people look at the result.
It's how you get the result.
So like, if you gave because if you gave both of us, it's only gave both of us Hey, find this dependent variable With these 10 factors, I might use a different factors and you would.
So you really can't compare the two models.
So that's, um, so for me, when I see these rankings, I was like, Okay, cool, whatever.
Like Patrick Queen on pro football focus, it's ready is one of the worst linebackers, uh, like one of the worst linebackers in the NFL.
Like and you've seen him play like he's had a couple of bad games, but he's so good.
It's like 10 rookie list.
Maybe even put Chase Claypool on their guy has nine touchdowns.
I mean, really, all right, Yeah.
So let's move on to some others.
Um, yeah, so I don't think there's some other none of the other games that are not important, but that's weaken Briefly.
Talk about before you go to college football.
We could briefly talk about the saints not starting.
Oh, this is my This is hey, this my reaction is my reaction.
Yeah, I understand Taysom Hill's getting paid, like 60 year, Nick.
The guy is not a quarterback.
And then people call the Sean Payton the offensive genius over here and all that.
It's like great coach, but, I mean, you're gonna start like a tight end over an actual NFL quarterback.
I know he's doing a lot of interception.
Don't get me wrong, but he's in a good system, has some really good targets.
And you're going to start a tight end flex guy over him.
Explain that to me like I'm five.
Please, You can't.
Yeah, I want, uh, no And that things like, Honestly, it's like the start.
Jamie's like Jamie's.
At least you could You could learn.
James has the tools to be a good quarterback.
You just asked Teoh, you have to be a little more selective.
I mean, I feel bad for Look, I hope you Yeah, I hope Drew Brees does. He'll back.
I think that this injury, I think that he is nearing the end of his career.
I think that released a month way may have seen Drew Brees place last game in the NFL we may have.
Maybe I would expect him back.
I think it's something point this year.
Now I will say what? Yeah, so I mean, that's That's just my action reaction to taste some health.
I think that he's closer to Tim Tebow.
Then he is doing actual quarterback.
I think he's a great He's a good Yeah, he's a Is this what tasting helps to me? You know, it's like in baseball how you have a good utility guy who's good when you don't.
You have a good utility guy, but it's like when you take utility guys who make them full time players, like at something like, You know that once you give them a full time player, you know they're going to struggle.
That's my big thing.
So I don't and the guys throwing 18 passes.
He's 30 years old.
People what? Yeah, like I just don't understand that one.
Um, yeah, like Taysom Hill man.
Just love Taysom Hill.
Yeah, yeah, Let's let's go into a college football.
So, like the offense, Here's what I say about the text game.
I think that core Nelson should be fired.
I think that yesterday.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
And I think we've talked about how worthy issue is.
And then I think that people look at the rocket science solution, which is often extreme when there's often maybe like a smaller solution that's more cost effective that you could use.
And honestly, I think that Brad Core Nelson is about is holding this team back offensively is he ended like 20 is looking bad compared to him, Justin Hang Hamilton is looking bad compared compared to him.
And I'll say about Justin Hamilton Z E.
I was very impressed with, apparently, tax, Hollifield said.
They incorporated some of Bud Foster's schemes into that effort and I think there he said they're gonna be doing that going forward.
So it's like, Wow, why didn't you do that the whole of the whole season? So, um, it was it was good to see the defense played well, you know, I know they gave up the game winning touchdown, but I'm not gonna blame them for the loss.
You know, you're not five going in the fourth quarter there, about your left, right and and Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Speaking of speaking, of that.
Like for me? I think I may have told a texting about this like my thought was.
We lost the game on.
You know, those two drives, like when we were up by, were up by five way.
Yeah, so I think we lost the game.
There's it's those types of drives that can cause a team to lose the game.
That's how seven and you're running a quarterback draw.
No, we hand is good, but there's still more you could Dio.
Yeah, it's just like I don't know, like it's just it's just not fun to watch this team right now.
I don't even know if I let me go in with no expectations that I honestly don't even know how much I'm gonna watch tomorrow.
Like someone who's been there for over 15 years.
It's just It's just not fun to watch this team under this regime.
And I know I like Justin Hamilton.
I like some of the other coaches, but it's just not fun to watch the team under Justin.
It hasn't been fun since 2018.
I had a little bit of fun last year during a nice run.
They almost went to the A C C championship.
But, I mean, it's just I said last week, man, he's just suck the fun and the life out of the program.
It's just like, you know, it was a good fit for a year and a half.
There's gonna come point time where he is, let go.
Maybe it's this year.
Probably not because of the money situation.
It's probably next year, but this The Fit is not there.
He's not ready to be a Power five coach, and they'll have to figure out someone who is ready to be a power five coach because he's not.
I'll give you two names right now.
So with the first name and I think I told you about this name and that's Tony Elliott so like Oh, yeah, because here's the thing.
If you buy out, let's say you buy out Once we this year, I'm South Carolina just did that with Will Months champ.
And that was a 13 million buyout, so Tech couldn't do it.
But yeah, so, like, yeah, I know. I know your point.
Um, and South Carolina and Virginia Tech, I believe, are nationally.
They're the same, like there on that same there in that group.
So what I would say is, if you do buy out one day, here's the problem.
Was buying off one day you don't have much money left for coaches.
Yeah, you don't have much money.
So right, Unless you can convince a guy like Tony Elliott, who I believe I for a long time was like the co offensive coordinator and running backs coach for the Clemson.
And I believe now he's a full time offensive coordinator and his name and and I, if I remember right.
His name has been mentioned for NFL head coaching jobs as well, because But then he said he didn't want to be like that.
Might, you know, like, you know, like that they have that one, like the Rooney rule, where you have Thio interview one black coach.
He's that he's like I didn't want it.
I don't wanna be that one guy you interview just to satisfy the rule so I could definitely see.
I think he's a guy that if they buy off one day this year that they could go after he's a guy that, um, he's an offensive minded coaches, which which is what we need right now.
So he's He does have experience, especially with a winning program like Clemson.
Recruiting wise, that would help.
So I think if it, um, I know that a lot of people and I know that there there's another fit that I think it's not.
I wouldn't be too thrilled at when I once I read.
And that is, Danny knows who was, uh, he was okay, so a couple years ago, he was the Miami offensive coordinator and then he I think Miami let him go and out.
And I believe he is now the offensive coordinator or at least running backs coach at Cincinnati.
So he's a guy that I could see becoming head coach.
But vehicle? No, it's not like if he got that, give that to me.
I wish No, but I mean, but like I said, I think, um, I would like to see Tony Elliott like if any coach I would.
I would like to see him because at least he's coach did in the A C C.
He's at least been at least an assistant coach in the A C c and had some success.
Now, granted, we don't see how much.
I mean, granted, we don't know how good he would be as a coach.
Because the whole because the whole thing goes just because you're a good assistant coach, that doesn't mean you're good head coach.
So for me, that's what that's the tough part.
Like I don't want, like, I think, 20 the transition coach.
Like I said multiple times, I just don't think that we can go.
We can't just wave a magic wand.
And yeah, Kobe right now he would be gone.
I I 100% believe that for sure.
Oh, yeah? Yeah, because the buyout would be there would actually be there with the money.
I think they would have the money to absolve it.
Thanks, I'm But like I said, I think, um uh, core Nelson needs to go first.
I think that's more cost effective solution.
Yeah, I think that I think I think it needs thio.
Have Justin in and say you better take care of this or you're gone to He needs Thio on it and say you don't fire him.
I will or I'll let you go with him because that I'm not gonna let that fly.
Oh, you know what I'm saying is like also like, if you have Cornell since being fired, then if we still struggle, then Fuente goes as well.
But if Nelson struggle, if core Nelson is fired and you bring in a competent offensive coordinator, um, 2020 could still look better.
And we don't have to worry about a head coach for next.
That's true, like 23 years.
They just they have to. They're gonna try to find a way.
I think the sal***e it.
Even though I don't think it's sal***eable, it's just it's murky down there right now.
You know what, This once great program, That's just, I think, Yeah, I think.
And I think this is like a E thinks transition.
So I think it's a period of transition because because you keep in mind like Beamer.
We had Beemer for 30 years.
We had foster for 26 people that used to like them, so it's like, now, like now we're trying to replace him with 20 They who who like he said like he's, they put it like Justin Fuente is not a bad head coach, and no one here is saying Neither of us are saying Front is about a bad head coach.
He's just not the right coach for this program.
Yeah, he's just it's a bad fit.
He needs to go somewhere where, you know there's not as high expectations.
You know that the fans here, you know, they demand results.
And right, if we saw this was once, they want a great program that won 10 games every season, that should be the expectation with the talent that they usually bring in.
But he has failed to do that all of but one year and a lot of that.
You know, I hate to use this argument.
You know, it was with a lot of Beamers players.
I hate that argument a lot, but now, but no.
But one more point there, like being in 2016 draught evidence was they want a guy because you have to remember draught Evan? Yeah, Draught.
Evans was going to go to Memphis.
He committed to Memphis, and then 1 20 a bunch of Virginia Tech E will say the rest of the team that was mostly basically, but you had Evans.
But he had drawn Evans, who was able Thio bring it all together.
Apparently what I heard about was drawed was I think it might be like academics or something that might have been what it waas, but yeah, I mean, that's what that's what. That's my thought.
That was my thoughts, the whole thing.
I mean, yeah, Tech is in a difficult position, but they're also in a great position as well.
Because what other good teams lettering Clemson are in the A C C like North Carolina, just like North Carolina? We have no idea about Boston now, though.
Yeah, Miami isn't bad me.
We'll see what Manny Diaz and with a confident offensive coordinator.
Tech wins that game 100%.
Oh, yeah, yeah, that's why I said, like, Cornell, I don't want to see core Nelson on the Ross on the coaching staff next year, but one days ego will prevent.
That's the big one, because that's that's his guy, remember? So we have to see how big is ego is if he actually lets him go.
Yeah, yeah, that was the thing.
I mean, so I'll be really interested to see this game tomorrow. See what happens.
I mean, we do have They gotta know.
They gotta go toe like we do run like they there.
They have a good run defense.
We've got a good run offense.
I mean, we'll see what happens there.
Um Then we got Clemson, and then we have Virginia.
I mean, all I care about is well, if we get if there's a full season, If there is a full season that we go to a ball game and we beat Virginia, that's all I care about.
And that's next to out of your three.
Next games, at least get to a bowl.
That's all I care about.
Get waxed by Clemson.
Who gives a ****? Um, e no.
Yeah, I'd say just put up a fight against Clemson.
Uh, but I mean it.
Just imagine what would happen if we did pull off the upset.
I mean, yeah, it won't happen, but yeah.
I mean, uh, but I mean not to be. And it'll be interesting.
Um, yes, but you got anything? No.
I mean, there's the N b A draft, but nothing really important.
Their NBA off seasons on bath salts.
I will say it's And, uh, I saw, apparently the nationals interested in bringing in d j LeMay here, which would be awesome.
It looks like they actually want another big bad above one solo.
So thank you. Thank God.
Are as long as he does.
It's tough with d.
Lo make you because the Yankees are where they are because they don't have much pitching on.
And if they don't really like, I don't want them to respond to, usually made you.
But on the other hand, I do want them to resign.
Teacher, they made you because that means they don't have money for pitching.
So I mean stuff.
I mean, I I would I wouldn't find him on the nationals.
Yeah, I wouldn't mind him on the nationals.
I just hope that it doesn't go from Oh, we don't We're not gonna respond to you, gentlemen.
You. So let's go and get Trevor Bauer.
Yes, that's my only issue, though, with that one, but yeah, I just saw the tweet.
Um uh, I don't think there's anything.
Everything else is pretty quiet.
I mean, the Orioles air in that few days they're choosing which guys to protect the Rule five.
I mean, that's not really Who cares that zero that's gonna bring there's gonna protect some of their top prospects.
So you know, who cares about that? So I guess that will finish up today's episode.
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