18 60 defensive line in this morning.
Actually, their defense as a whole for quite some time now.
Their record wouldn't suggest that that Washington football team is all that well, you know, on offense that they're going through some growing pains.
You know, Alex Smith is now their quarterback.
Obviously the excuse me offensive comeback player of the year, comeback player of the year for that.
But their defense, they've really drafted some talent here.
Ah, lot of first round picks, All these kids that they're finally jelling together.
They're young and they're hungry and they're getting after it here.
And if you look at you know, all we have in front of us is I mean, all we have, it's 11 weeks so far.
And unfortunately, Joe Burrow yesterday, it looks like he tore his A c l and, uh, not to sound like a jerk.
But in my DST streamers article a few days ago, you don't predict injuries.
I wish no ill will on anybody here.
But it was the perfect storm of Cincinnati's offensive line not being able to keep up with other teams.
And if you look at Washington, uh, their seventh overall in drives ending in a 17.
Scuse me, an offensive drives ending in a turnover and 31st first and *** allowed here with Cincinnati.
And if you look at my notes here in front of me, Washington is fourth overall.
They get to the quarterback and they sack him about 3.
2 times of contest.
So, you know any Cincinnati Bangles fan was probably bummed out heading into this match up here.
And they came out the other end a little worse for wear here, if I may say, because Washington so far this season their 10th and pressure rate and their fifth.
And *** as I was saying, they've got bumped up a spot after a couple of *** yesterday.
But people don't pay attention to the pressure rate or quarterback hits, because those things don't really, you know, account for points on our I DP teams.
But they do tell us a story that we can use for our I d.
And if we stream defense is here.
So with washing, you can also ranking ninth in offensive drives, ending in points.
They should be able to, you know, keep games pretty close here and that a guy like scary Terry, he's a real man's man from what So but, uh, you know, as we get later in the season, these teams you'll start seeing Mawr inflated numbers like yesterday with Joe Burrow or Cincinnati in general that they're taking 3.
5 or four plus *** in a game.
And it's just it sets up Washington's defensive line, you know, in a really sweet spot here.
You know, Chase Young.
I read an article.
I believe it was two or three days ago.
I don't know who it was, and I wouldn't want a credit.
A first round draft pick chase, you know, Bust.
I mean, come on here, we're talking.
You know, 10 games into the season, there was there was no preseason, nothing like that.
He dealt with some growing injuries here and there.
How can you say that? That the second overall pick is a bust 10 games into the season? And you know, if you look at at at what Chase Young has done, it's all there for a big, monumental sop****re season.
And look, we're still not even done with his with his rookie season here, so big things to come for that defensive line.
Montas sweat Deron pain, you know, defensive tackle Montas sweat.
They're able to move around.
He placed some defensive end and then he'll he'll go back in coverage from time to time. Here.
So, you know, as a little personal factor as we talked before that the broadcast here, Roxanne, I am a Detroit Lions fan born and raised on the East Side.
But when I was a little kid, I took a liking to Washington way back when Just because it was a fact.
You know, uh, Lions and the Washington would play in the playoffs constantly.
Divisional rivals, uh, that divisional rivals What Divisional playoff games.
You know things of that nature.
So for some odd reason, I've always had a soft spot for Washington.
So to take this topic on run with it kind of been saving it up for a few weeks now, working out the kinks to get this broadcast live to everybody on Monday mornings here.
So, to be fair, the best is yet to come with this defense and in all my in all my years, writing and reading fantasy content, especially like fantasy baseball stuff with prospects.
I look at Washington's defense, kind of it with envy, green and envy, as they say, You know, why can't the Lions put together something like this? Why can't you know your favorite team? Put something together like this? And it looks like it's a find a slow process for Washington.
But it's going to come together as early as I think.
We're going to see some real good, real nice flashes here at the end of the season.
And then going into the 2021 season, it's going to be, you know, all points, all bulletin.
What did they say? A P b? You know, Washington's defense is going to be fantastic.
And, look, they even lost to start on their secondary in Landon Collins.
And you've had kids stepping up up for him.
There was a rookie that that stepped up for them.
So Washington is going to be okay here.
So, uh, keep your eyes peeled on the Washington football team.
Can you guys hear? May? Yeah, I hear an echo in the background, But you've got headphones, Jim.
No, that's why Do you hear an echo, Chris? I do Not.
All I hear is my my own voice.
Okay? I lost your picture and I hear an echo in the background.
But I am ****ing here.
I think, by the way, my name is Gary. Okay.
Yeah, Grid irons.
We don't know when I'm gonna just blow up here off the internet.
But, Chris, you guys up there with the lions? You this Okay? What What's his defensive ends? The brothers Okaroh.
Well, something like that.
Romeo Romeo Okwara and Julian Okwara.
Yeah, Rodeo is really kicked it up, man.
Um, I you know, I think the biggest problem through this point he's got here five e I think it's helped with the addition off Everson Griffen.
They're both edge rushing.
And Romeo, as you said, was already playing outstanding.
And this is only, you know, elevate him a little bit.
I can't tell you.
I mentioned green with envy with the Washington football team. Uh, everybody.
That's a Lions fan in the entire city and the out fires.
They've always wanted the lion staff, some sort of pass pass rush.
It's been, you know, non existent.
And so any time you get a guy with a couple sacks? Yeah, in a few weeks.
It's like, you know, Christmas has come early, right? Right.
I think you guys is The biggest problem is your is your head coach applying that Bill Belichick way of running that defense? You know, I'm not 100% sure that.
I mean, you guys seem to be on the verge.
I don't know if he would just quit screwing was shut up there.
You know, maybe you guys would be better off.
But you know, when you got what, Like your linebackers, Collins is your only full time linebacker.
He turned around and rotate everybody else so much.
You keep screwing with the secondary.
What the hell's happening with Tracy Walker? Why is the you know I mean, I know he's got some deficiencies, but you're replacing him with guys per sh, which is a re tread reject from the Vikings.
I don't I don't understand what his philosophy is up there.
They wasted so maney draft picks and high draft picks at that 2nd 3rd round draft picks on.
You know, guys like Gerard Davis, who has been an active, and if he is active, he's on the sidelines.
Jovita Bonnie, I believe his name is from Hawaii, was a second round pick a couple seasons ago, and he hasn't amounted to any think so.
When you have a situation where they're stacking up, you know, very high end draft picks and they're not hitting on any of them.
You're gonna have this kind of thing here.
And I mentioned it yesterday, actually mentioned it all week on on other various broadcasts here, where, um, you know, it's It's kind of like if anybody's ever been to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting or narcotics and any sort of support group meeting, they have those things, you know, doing the same things over and over again and expecting different results or getting trapped in that.
I took a drink and I'm bam.
I'm back in that squirrel cage again so you could take out some of them words and add it with Lions head coaches.
We hired a new alliance head coach.
We're back in that squirrel cage again, so there's really there's not never any How can I put this, uh, positives going on? You've got Matthew Stafford on the wrong end of 30 here.
11 seasons in Detroit hasn't won a thing, you know.
So at this point, if you if you keep hiring all these head coaches expecting things to change, then what? What do you have? What you have here? You have a failure off ownership and management.
And I firmly believe, you know, the Fords are are huge in the city of Detroit.
Right? Without the Fords, Detroit wouldn't be the Motor City.
Let's be honest here.
But Sheila Ford, Father, forward weather, stone, whatever her name is, she stepped down and gave it to her daughter.
But, you know, I don't know these people.
I don't wish these people ill will, but something has to change here, and I believe it.
It starts with ownership, If I may say real quick.
Uh, Jeff Bezos, You know, the the Amazon E.
I mean billions and billions of dollars.
He inquired about buying the team.
I believe in April, he actually flew in town to talk about buying the Detroit Lions.
And they said, No, we're not selling.
It's like what would have been kind of thing with a guy like Jeff Bezos.
Take money out of his own back pocket.
You know, toe by You know some good players here, you know? So it's all the ownership changes.
I think that's where we're stuck.
Yeah, probably. So.
I mean, it's just been on deploying thing for God.
News, what, 2020 years? I mean, long time, right? 1 35.
And so they don't wanna think since then.
So let's, uh let's go 35 long, long ****ing time, but yeah, e don't know, man.
And I loved what he had to say.
I didn't catch everything you had to say about Washington.
People are just really I was astonished when I seen on Twitter, and I could have swore it was from a Washington, um, network.
Are, you know, like an account saying something about him being a bust? I didn't read the article, so I didn't know if they were just, you know, if that was their catch for their post or what that waas, But yeah, I mean, yeah, yeah.
It's like Simmons in Arizona.
You're gonna call him a bust, You know, he hadn't got he didn't win a job off the top.
They they're just now getting them in their young as you mentioned. He was terrorizing.
At first, you got hurt.
He come back, that it happens.
You can't expect a rookie for one to do what Young is done.
In this period of time he's been, he's moved up and put up there with the big boys.
You know, I don't know what you're expecting.
And just because all of a sudden he starts fluctuating and what his production is doesn't mean anything.
It just means that a all of us said the opposing team's decide.
Hey, we gotta pay attention to this guy because he's a badass, you know? So people are just here to get get there.
Yeah, and I write about rookies all the time I write about Well, I don't write about them.
What I write about is I got an ongoing thing in grid ratings that I've been doing for about five years, and it's the percentage of defensive players rookie defensive players that actually work out because I am one that truly believes an IVP that with fantasy football that you know they're rookies or a luxury.
You know, if they hit, they hit, don't build your starting lineup around them, because if you do, it's gonna Bijan ass, Because the percentage I think right now over the last six years is actually, uh, like 3.
9 of all rookie defensive rookies has been drafted, have worked out.
So where they've made an impact their rookie season and that it would be in the top 64 1 24 of players altogether in the NFL.
So that number is so low.
You know, people don't realize this a lot of times and you get caught up in that rookie high playing the game, and it's really strong out there, you know? And I love it, too.
It's part of fantasy.
Football is part of the NFL, but you can't expect these these guys to go in and, you know, dominate and then continue to dominate.
You know, even we even seen him with, uh, Aaron Donald.
This year he's been stifled.
What? He wasn't doing **** before he got hurt.
All these it happens.
It just happens into jump on a rookie like that and call him a bust off the top now their second season.
I think we could look at somebody like in Oakland Farrell and say, Hey, I think this guy was a bus compared to his his draft stock.
You know, Hey, hadn't had a He hadn't had a sack since, like the the fourth game of last year's rookie season or some ****.
I don't know what it was unless he's done something since then or, um, kind of questioning burns down in Carolina right now.
I mean, granted, he ain't got a lot of help around them, But, I mean, he's not dominating in his sop****re year, you know? So leave young alone.
And let's look at some of these guys that everybody was hyping a couple of years ago and see what they're doing in their 2nd and 3rd year.
And people got to realize that that, Ah, lot of times, you know, people don't develop into that that really good NFL player until their third or fourth year.
They've got a lot of growing up to do.
They might have dominated at the college level, you know, amongst those college kids.
But once you get up, there is the best of the best in the NFL, you know, so and and scheming and everything is totally a notch higher, you know? So I love what you had to say there about Washington and young man.
People just need to leave him alone right now and enjoy, you know, call him a bust in three years that talk to us, then, you know, see what he's done.
But anything you want to add to that Yeah, absolutely.
If I may, real quick.
So, um, with a line back to the defensive line with a line like this, Hopefully excuse me. Sorry.
So I love the idea.
And I think I've said it before off.
Getting a bunch of young kids in there at the defensive line is they have and letting them all grow and learn together.
Kind of like, you know, feet to the fire thing, right? We've all started new jobs in our lives, and you know, you some of them you have, like, little training classes or seminars.
You're in a classroom with a binder or you're doing Internet training classes like you are now, But nothing teaches us like getting thrown into a situation and having to make do and learn on the fly here.
If I mean, correct me if I'm wrong here.
So with the team, lol, you're always going.
You're breaking up on us.
Yeah, that at all.
Tim, settle on the on the Washington, um, football filling a void there.
He's being a run stuffer.
But he settled in as a as a definite pasture this year, and again, he's having, you know, limited.
What's that become real?