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Welcome to our news episode Sports Talk Central. I'm your host.
A 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, the four or five years haven't been there yet.
Yeah, just 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.
Um, they're not gonna put you in.
That's a big loss for the Mets, and you know it.
It's not really a big loss, though, because when you think about it frees up 24 million.
That's true to see you come in.
They'll 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, use it like so, um, it sucks for him, you know, sucks for his Hall of Fame case.
But, I mean, they don't be.
I'm sure that that's so okay.
Like that trade that they made with the Mariners now looks really bad, E Yes, he stinks.
They got Edwin Diaz, and they got Cono for Jerrick.
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, it was signed his extension.
We were talking about.
There's always rumors like he might actually be traded sometime soon.
It I and right now the rumors Are there the rumor the Dodgers are interested in, um, era nado.
At first I was like that, like, that might be a move where, uh, Manfred might say you Mike Polk response that 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 to get to get No.
One Aaron Auto, you got Imagine Gavin looks 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 a doctor's 70 million will go off the books for I believe it is Clayton Kershaw, Chris Taylor.
We're 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 books, I think that it's, 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 I would imagine the explorers and that he did.
He is 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 one 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 planning 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 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 Dodgers and Padres who I think are gonna be good for the next few years so I could see him trading Aaron Auto, getting back some 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, Dodger, 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 a team like the Mets or, you know, or go to a team like go to another team.
Where there, one piece away from being competitive, I think, um, read Braves could be an interesting fit.
Their mats could be interesting fit there.
Um, but yeah, 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.
It's true you got, um, Nolan's teammate Trevor Story Lind or Korea, Seeger and and Hobby Bias as well, so mhm.
We'll see what happens there.
But it was just e don't want to talk about just for a little bit, but I don't think so.
More comes out of it because move onto the next one.
Uh, for once, we actually had an interesting Thursday 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 that he would have given me if he 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, maybe 21.
So that was nice.
But yes, yeah, they go.
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 no way they could win a world.
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, your hair.
Um, but where was that again? Yeah, you're saying that three teams would win Deanna NFC, NFC West, NFC West Highland Murray is I think he's the real deal.
He's great. He's so much fun to watch.
Oh, yeah? What? What's your thoughts on? Like this whole thing of If you had Thio, would, um, Lamar or Kyler in a Super Bowl? First, it's It's just it's ridiculous.
They really don't.
I mean, we finally, we will have another good Thursday night game next week when you guys try to work so that a few weeks in a row, a great Thursday night matchups.
What's going on here? Honestly, I think Thursday night matchup should be like the best division rot division.
Name that versus chats. 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 in? Um, yes.
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, he was not good last last week.
He wasn't even though 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 on so many 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, um are safe to save scores ass on that one.
But that one snapper kind of bounced on the ground and then went 16 yards back.
That was a drive killer, but, um is after the game, Apparently people were were sending threatening message to him and his family on Instagram I, Alice and House.
And ah, lot of people say, Hey, massacre like a lot of rain.
See, youtuber story massacre played terrible, but that doesn't give you the right to do spread all that stuff, But I'll give you a good ending for this one.
So apparently Matt him and 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.
You, uh, some people on Twitter basically said one way to make it better is to donate money to massacre is charity.
And then the Ravens Ravens flock donated, like $17,000.
So that's that was a good ending to his story.
Uh, like I said, like the offensive line struggled.
Let's It also didn't help that they went from reigning to tropical to rainstorm thio into a monsoon by the end of the game.
So and ah, lot of people I mean on you can't Yeah.
So the one thing I would say is like the Pittsburgh game you could blame on Lamar.
That was Lamar's fault.
But if one you can't blame on Lamar at all.
24 for 34 249 yards, two touchdowns.
Uh, Marquis I receiver Like, especially with the depth of this offense.
E don't understand Lamar's decision of I'm gonna throw the ball three yards down the field and have and try to have my 59 receiver try to Randy Moss of ball going up against J. C.
Jackson. And there's, like, three inches on him.
I don't Yeah, I don't get that e was thinking of like, I've seen teams like Pittsburgh was doing this to their taking away.
Mark Andrews and the Ravens really don't have a receiver that can 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, no, 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 harsh up the price And Eric said Erika cost was like, Nope, we're not We're good, which is thought, 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 of fever.
You know, like you have Alan Robinson.
You have Chris Godwin.
You've got, uh, Kenny Golladay.
You have those guys.
Types of guys are available.
I can see the Ravens going after.
I hope they go after one of these guys like Frank in a 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 about 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 guys 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 ghost 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.
Where 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 it was pretty much it.
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 got 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 of Yeah, I think that's why I think that's probably the way you're doing.
They just have to identify a number one.
Yeah, like, 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 are in where they don't have a first round pick for next three or four years.
And then, um so defensively, though, I I do want to bring this up.
We didn't have callus Campbell.
Brandon Williams was 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 running fans after losing those guys.
And then, unfortunately, in the third quarter years like and I'm not and do not YouTube 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'll 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 from our 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.
You are aimed for them most sometimes every once in a while to keep them various, but not you don't really need them there.
Now 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.
Also, the Ravens can't cost turnovers, and it's tough for them.
Wait, they can win.
Dominate the line of scrimmage.
And, like I said, have inefficient passing game.
And I and I would just say this The tight of the rate 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 A corners alignment and age.
Um uh, and a J no, no, 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 are 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 off.
I have it on the background as I watched this.
Your name? Of course. They point of Jacksonville.
She'll get to you in a second, but I mean, yeah, I mean, it all comes down there 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.
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, Adoree 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, well, I will say this, though.
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.
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 take you more thing.
Yeah, 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 stealing time if you want.
Yeah, I mean, maybe the Bengals last week and being being beating them up for.
I think they have in Boston 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.
I 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, You know.
He's a bangle butt.
Their 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 dangles 10 points.
It was this has been a blow out a little sooner.
But you know, they eventually got to the point where they started blowing out the Bengals.
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.
It could be the typical talking about it.
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.
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.
Yeah, their second 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, conference in one salad.
Robinson was on that team is Well, he's Telvin Smith store there.
He leaves to know.
I think he left at seven.
That's like seven of the 11 guys.
The only guy I think I recognize on their defense now is Miles.
Yeah, 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 gonna 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 of issues out this viewers should crush them.
I mean, but, you know, in typical Steelers fashion, it's 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 either can coordinate HR one of the Did you have James Robinson? If he 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 for the store.
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 T.
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 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 we 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, too early on, did 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, um 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.
Now, 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, like, 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.
Vegas, Dolphins, Cleveland, Baltimore.
What do you do? You agree that those are pretty much a remaining playoff teams? Like whatever, You know? 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 teams are 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 were, too or no against, like, back group of teams like that.
I just mentioned eso if we can finish like four or three and one that we should be in good shape there, uh, Cleveland would also be in trouble if you use this logic because they are one and two.
They beat the Colts, but they lost 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 way have to trash on the NFC East so much here.
But there there's literally probably going to be a team, you know.
How probably there's no, there's.
There's going to be at least two or three teams that just missed the playoffs in the A F.
That would win the division in the NFC least eso 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 of 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 wherever it's going on.
So 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, the people that not won't have him in this top five.
You people are monsters.
I mean, well, what about deals and 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, The N v p.
I want someone on Twitter this last week said, Oh, the Steelers would be like seven and to the season without then I'm like, But you know, they wouldn't they wouldn't.
I'm like No, no, it's just Yeah, go back to your going go.
They would have Baltimore were to beat them if Mason Rudolph was starting that game.
Uh, stupid text alerts.
The Titans may have beaten them. No, no.
I mean, yeah, maybe Titans 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 for years.
Oh, no, no, no, don't 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 said that Lamar Jackson has to be the most disrespected 23 year old bringing N v p.
You know, Sorry, raining a Nan Imus envy Be court, uh, raining and hands and to the quarterback because it's insane.
How much? Yes, 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.
Name with Ben, Dude, it's the same thing.
00 but if then plays well, we 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 that.
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, like you got clear with the big end.
Slander do Just like I said, he's been their offense.
I mean, they're things you could criticize Bend 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.
Like once. 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 Ben for placement.
Oh, like I would be like you might feel like a It's a shock when Ben it's been retires, depending on who you have.
Like, unless go Oh, and get a guy like, been robbed 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 it 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 results.
It's how you get your results.
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, one of the world's flying backers 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, 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 now important but weaken Brief.
Talk about the Saints not starting.
Oh, this is my This is here.
Hey, this my reaction, my reaction.
You know, I understand Taysom Hill's getting paid, like 60 year. Rick.
The guy was not a quarterback. Sean Payton.
And then people call it Sean Payton, the offensive genius over here and all that.
It's like a great coach, but I mean going to 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 Yeah, I hope you breeze does he'll back.
I think that this injury I think that he is nearing the end of his career.
I think that for at least a month, from what I've read, these injuries take up about a month.
Hell, we may have seen Drew Brees place last game in the NFL.
We may have May.
I would expect him back.
I think at some point this year I will say that, 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 their natural quarterback.
I think he's a great He's a good yeah, he's a Is this what tasting else 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 you killed, like at something like, you know that that once you give him a full time player, you know they're going to struggle.
That's my big thing.
So I don't and the guys doing 18 passes 18, he's 30 years old.
People like yeah, like we're like, I just don't understand that one.
Um, yeah, like Taysom Hill man, love tasting.
So let's let's go into college football.
So, like the offense here should be fired.
I think that Yeah, 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 Hain Hamilton is looking bad compared compared to him and I'll say about Justin Hamilton 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 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 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 we were up by five.
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 one in seven and you're running a quarterback draw.
No, like we head is good, but there's still more you could Dio.
Yeah, it's just like I don't like.
It's just it's just not fun to watch this team right now.
I don't even know if I were.
You go in with no expectation that I honestly don't even know how much I'm gonna watch tomorrow.
Like if 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.
Just it hasn't been fun since 2018.
I had a little bit of fun last year and 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 a point in time where he is like, Oh, 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 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 12 this year.
Yeah, South Carolina.
James, like I believe, are nationally.
They're the same, but they're on that same there in that group.
Yeah, So what I would say is, if you do buy out one day? Here's the problem.
Was buying up one day You don't have much money left for coaches.
You don't have much money.
So, really, unless you can convince a guy like Tony Elliott, who I believe I for 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 if I remember right, his name has been mentioned for NFL head coaching jobs as well, because, uh, 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.
Yeah, he's not, He's not.
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 coach whose what? Which is what we need right now.
He's done it he's 40.
So he's He does have experience, especially the 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 through at when I once I read and that is Danny knows he was, uh, he waas Okay, so a couple years ago, he was the mind.
He I think Miami let him go now.
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 fickle.
You know, 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.
I agree with you.
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 OK, Kobe, right now he would be gone.
I I 100% believe that for sure.
Oh, yeah, like, yeah, because the buyout would be there.
Yeah, I would actually be there with the money.
I think they would have the money to absolve it.
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 down 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 Cornell since it's fired and you bring in a competent offensive coordinator, um, 20 and 20 could still look better and we don't have to worry about a head coach for next year, that's true, like 23 years.
They just they have that.
They're gonna try to find a way.
I think, that sal***e it even though I don't.
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 fostered for 26 people that used to like them.
So it's like, now, like now we're trying to replace um but it's like just before it is in 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 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 won a great program that won 10 games every season, that should be the expectation with the talent that they usually bring you 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.
Gerard Evans was 20 guy because you have to remember Drought.
Evan? Yeah, Draught.
Evans was going to go to Memphis.
He committed to Memphis and then one for a bunch of Virginia Tech team.
That was mostly basically being, but you had not Evans.
But he had Gerard Evans, who was able Thio bring it all together.
She was just a 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 thought, the whole thing.
I mean, the tech is in a difficult position.
Well, because what other good teams Children Clemson are in the A C C like North Carolina.
Just like North Carolina we have no idea about.
Miami isn't bad.
We'll see what Manny Diaz and with a confident offensive coordinator.
Tech wins that game.
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 day it's 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 got to 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 had Clemson and then we have, uh, Virginia.
I mean, all I care about is well, if we get there is 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 two out of your three next games, at least get to a bowl.
That's all I care about.
Get waxed by Clemson.
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 now, uh, but I mean not to be.
And it'll be interesting.
You 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 I saw apparently the nationals interested in bringing in d.
J LeMay here, which would be awesome if it looks like they actually want another big that above one Soto.
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 resign.
Teacher, they 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. Usual menu.
So let's go and get Trevor Bauer.
That's my only issue, though, with that one, but yeah, I just saw the tweet.
Um uh, I don't Yes, yes.
Everything else is pretty quiet.
I mean, the Orioles air in that few days were choosing which guys to protect the rule five.
I mean, that's not really who cares? It's, though, that's gonna bring.
There's gonna protect some of the top prospects.
So you don't care about that? So I guess that will finish up today's episode.
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