I am Grant Fluff from Fluster Sport Zone and welcome to the season premiere off my brand new show, The Bortles Quarter.
I have been wanting to do this since pretty much the off season, but I never really got around to doing it.
There was just other broadcast I was just interested in doing, obviously, you know, also a member of the old sports talk show in The Paris Gate Show.
Obviously, if you know me more, you know more of a play by play guy.
You know, obviously, like the talk shows, but I prefer the play by play stuff.
Well, thanks to the Ravens and Cowboys game getting postponed due to Cova 19.
Here we are now.
I know it's Thursday night.
I plan on mainly doing the Siri's, probably on Tuesdays.
I'm gonna try to do it once a week, maybe more.
Maybe sometimes it might have to drop it, who knows? But definitely next time will be, um, you know, advertising on the social media's and stuff.
But anyway, we'll get to the Borders quarter and obviously season premiere.
Yeah, I do it in the Bortles cave.
Obviously, we gotta do it in the mortals cave Eso Yeah, just sit back.
And just here We talked about Bortles for 15 minutes or more.
Of course, that that's the title.
The quarter, obviously.
So just talking about both from 15 plus minutes, This could go over.
Can't really go wonder.
That's kind of my goal.
It's gotta be on for at least 15 minutes.
I could certainly see me, you know, doing this in the offseason, me talking to rambling on for, like, an hour.
I could also see me, you know, also sins.
You know, there was nothing I had really plants, I figured Alright, why not drop the show again? I've had this idea for a little bit now.
And so obviously the reason why I was throwing the show out there is because Bortles is back in the news.
Of course he is on the Waas, the Broncos third string quarterback last week, But obviously the whole Kendall Hamilton thing happened in the whole emergency quarterback situation.
And that's what we are going to get into here in this season.
Premier, if you enjoy dinner on sports cash and make sure you go follow let me know what you think of the Siri's.
Let me know what you think of the intro.
I know it's got some working to do, but I figured for right now that would be, um, at least decent.
But yes, don't worry, I will work on the intro.
And also music belongs to Metallica, not me.
I don't know any of that.
All right, let's get into it. Enough Wasting time.
The main reason why I decided Thio make this broadcast.
This because obviously sports is in the news and head coach Broncos head coach Vic Fangio announced that Bortles time and practice will be limited.
I'll just read off my INSTAGRAM post real quickly to kind of give you the whole picture of what's going on here.
So Broncos QB Blake for us will be limited during practice.
Moving forward head coach Vic Fangio stated he will limit his exposure, meaning Bortles can only show up to non virtual meetings for Daily Cove in 19 testing and per reports.
And I figured I throw us and as well he could pick up food at the stadium.
Guess what Bortles is stuck doing nonstop virtual meetings.
And he can only attend to the facility to get Cova 19, testing daily.
And maybe you could pick up some lunch while he's at it.
This is ridiculous.
I say this ridiculous because we know we're supposed to be The Fortune quarterback is supposed to be the veteran to help out lock ripping and Driscoll.
Here's the thing when I got to say first off, why are they save like, Why is far as I am the third string yet, like the fact he's still on the practice squad is completely ridiculous.
Because listen, I could get into the whole borough.
Should be starting over lock thing.
And let's be really Drew lock.
I am a dark, dark horse.
M v P candidate.
Oh my God, he's been awful.
I know he's been injured, but still he's been terrible this year.
Drew Lock, not saying you know, always should be bench for boards or anything, but still drew locks. Been terrible.
Front ripping, you know.
Yeah, beat the Jets.
But at the same time, he also threw two interceptions against one of the worst defenses in the league, not to mention the fact that? No, you have since late in that game.
He was kind of getting a little bit confident, which is good, but like he was getting a little bit ****y and he threw a pick six.
It's like, Well, listen, I know you're only second year player, but that wasn't really cool.
And then you have Jeff Driskel, who who played on the Bengals on alliance before the Broncos and is pretty much stunk everywhere he's went.
Now I'm not gonna say Oh, well, Bortles, he wasn't you know he didn't meet expectations Jacksonville and he only had a total of three passing yards with the Rams.
And guess all that makes sense.
But in listen, I get it.
They wanna, you know, They I guess what the Broncos situation is, what they're doing with this is Driscoll.
They signed him before Bortles, so that's why they're going to give them more playing time.
I guess I get that philosophy, but at the same time I don't want photos had way more success than honestly.
I think if you combine the three quarterbacks combined throughout their career, they have Justus much successes for the night.
In the last dare I say that that's Besides, the point is a different argument for a different day.
Different topic for a different episode.
I guess I should say, but the same time, you know.
Okay, they got Driscoll before Bortles.
I get it, but literally Borders was signed week, too.
We to after the Drew lock injury against Pittsburgh.
We two you're gonna tell me running in a week 13, and you're gonna tell me that there is still 1/4 string? You should be the backup without question.
But I'd even take third string at this point because I guess they like what they see it.
A Brit ripping and I'm not against That is especially since no undrafted rookie boy's Sadie played very well in college, and they want to give ripping a shot in the back of Paul.
I get that and obviously Drew locks going to start because you draft them two years ago.
But why is Driscoll getting the pretty much savoring Driscoll or Borders? Now, back to what I was saying.
The announcement happened yesterday from Vic Fangio.
So now they're gonna limit Bortles time of practice again.
You can only it's and virtual practice virtual meetings.
And again, he can only attend to the area for Cove in 19, uh, testing and pretty much pick up a bag of chips.
I mean, again, this is just absolutely ridiculous.
And again, I feel like they are favoring Driscoll reports.
And again, it makes sense.
This has been the team longer, but it's been by like three weeks, really.
And also not to mention Driscoll on Thanksgiving.
What's the quarterback? Wachovia.
So if you're gonna limit anyone's time at the practice facility, it's made Driscoll and listen, I get.
If he's 100% then I get what they're doing by picking Bortles over Driscoll.
But the same time you got toe make the guy who had co vid literally less than a week ago, he should be quarantined for two weeks.
You know what that means? All Broncos quarterbacks are eligible to come back next week for a should be the third string.
And really, the second string is let's be real Brent ripping.
Listen, I ever my much respect for Brent Rip Yes, portals should definitely be the backup over him, too, but we're not getting into that.
It's just utterly ridiculous, and it's really, You know, a slap in the face of Portland.
I've said this for a while.
Like I know the media Crucify them.
I'm all aware of that.
But the fact that's gone to the point where it's now, it's like, Okay, we have this actually the best practice squad player in the NFL.
Yeah, we're not gonna use them.
You really think poor should be practice squad player? I would definitely disagree.
I would love to hear your reasoning as to why.
We will be getting guests on the show within the next few episodes here.
But if you really think if you really think Driscoll or even ripping for that matter deserves a shovel Bortles.
I would love to have you come on the show.
And I would love to hear your opinion because simply put again, Driscoll makes a little bit of sense.
Not really, but I can kind of see the Morocco stop process with Brent ripping.
I don't see it at all with Jeff Driskel.
The worst thing is Mortals and Driscoll.
They're both trying and get released at the end of year.
Definitely Bortles, most likely Driscoll as well like the both can get released at the end of the year anyway, so it's just like, Okay, it's a few weeks of the year.
Hey, might as well have Bortles, you know, have an active roster spot for at least a week or two.
And here's the other thing about Vic Fangio about he's saying, always gonna find not just boys because I was gonna find lock ripping and Driscoll for not wearing mastering practice.
Which is, of course, the main reason why another the Broncos quarterback could play last weekend in New Orleans.
Because, you know, when Driscoll got coping, none of the other, uh, correction were mastering practice.
And I get what Fangio saying, always trying to restrict and stuff.
So you know, you didn't wear a mask.
We had to start a rookie wide receiver no one's heard about.
This is why we're replacing all these quarterbacks with a fine.
But dude, you have a head coach.
You know what's going on? Tell the quarterbacks tell everyone the team, for that matter to wear masks.
They shouldn't be.
I mean, you can find them all you want, but they should be fine.
No more than like five grand because you're the head coach, and if anything, you're the one who should be fined by the league for putting other players in jeopardy.
Listen, we could have a whole another Ravens outbreak, for all we know, really? It's like you saying that we're gonna find our corvex not wearing masks.
Listen, if you didn't give me off, I mean, hey, listen, there's one thing for, like y'all wear a mask and they're not doing it, then, yes, I guess you could find, But you're literally just like, Oh, yeah, they weren't married mass to begin with, so we're just not gonna find them when you never told them strategically toe Oh, hey, make sure you wear a mask during practice it again.
It it makes no sense.
And I don't see Vic Fangio's stop process on finding any of the quarterbacks.
And, of course, along with choosing Driscoll over Borders, because again, I thought like what happened to the thing where if you got Kobe, you had to quarantine for two weeks like I'm pretty sure At least until week 15, Jeff Driskel should be the quarterback that is doing fully virtual meetings.
Not to be rude, but you're doing it for the player safety and when you know it's just it makes no sense, because again.
And then the other thing is, what is Driscoll proven in the NFL? That he really should be on a starting roster over Bortles to begin with for really any other quarterback? For that matter, E can't really think of another quarterback that's on the practice squad.
That's really worse than Borrell.
But, I mean, really, I'm sure.
How about Jordan Town? Who from the X f l like? I would love to see him, you know, make it to the NFL again.
Look about with P.
Walker, right? I take P.
Walker over. Jeff has gone off you, whether I would.
It's like try out these XFL dudes thes a f dudes like Logan Woodside, Garrett Gilbert Way.
We even saw a good Garrett.
Gilbert was against the Steelers this year, and that one game we played for Dallas.
It's like I could think of so many other like third string quarterback.
There's just so much better than Driscoll and maybe even a couple on the practice squad.
If I really take a few minutes and think about it.
It's just like, Listen, Jeff Driskel no disrespect to him like I know he's a nice guy coming at Cincinnati.
I know he's a nice guy and stuff, and, you know, really, he was back up to the Bangles.
Listen, if you're trying to go down the route and say, Well, he was developed by Andy Dalton.
Okay, But is Andy Dalton really like that? Like that quarterback, you really want to save her? You know, a guy over I mean again and that you could even use Brent ripping. For example.
His father is a Super Bowl winning quarterback, thinking okay if ripping struggles, you know, his father could maybe, like, kind of, I don't know, maybe practice with them.
I'm sure Mark ripping has a little bit left in the tank.
Would you guys think I don't know, e Maybe dio maybe just me, you know, being a little bit you know, of a ripping fan myself.
But again, it's just like Jeff Driskel.
Listen, he's a nice guy and all, but at the same time as a Bortles man, it's really tough for me to really accept that, you know, he is better than Bortles.
And you know, I would hate to throw on Colin Kaepernick into this by I'm sure all those kapnick sports and stuff that probably like Dude, what is Jeff Driskel, who even is he? We want Kaepernick back in the league.
Believe me, I get what you're saying what I will say about Bortles.
Also based off with the limited game film.
I mean, goodness gracious Driscoll.
His stat line, I'm pretty sure is 12 touchdowns and seven receptions.
If I'm not mistaken, that is this career touchdown.
Their reception ratio.
Let's just take a look here.
Drum roll, please.
Yeah, it is not that Good way.
But where is it? Oh, there it is.
Yeah, it's 13, 13 touchdowns.
The eight interceptions.
Oh, and did you not see how he played against the Buccaneers in week three? Listen, I know the ****ing years got good secondary, but oh, my God.
It was painful to watch in that Buccaneers game especially.
Remember, ripping came in the fourth quarter of that game and then gets to start the final weekends.
The jets ripping.
That is all the proof in the world that Driscoll He's not good.
You could rank on Bortles all you want.
You say he's not good.
Believe me, I've heard orders.
Well, listen, what is there to lose toe? Have a 28 year old veteran who was eager to prove his Doubters wrong? Jeff Driskel? Yeah, sure, he's still young, but he's got, honestly, nothing to prove at this point.
He's flat out admitted that he's like a 2nd 3rd string quarterback for his entire career.
Pretty much I know deep down side, it's hard to accept.
I'm pretty sure that's what you know.
Maybe not what he believes.
That's what the majority of the NFL believes.
And guess what you say.
Paul's is a back up all you want now.
Portals clearly expressed.
He liked being a back of last year with the Rams.
I think that also kind of hurts this case.
Back then, he opened his mouth and actually said that last year was like, Oh, yeah, I like being the backup to golf.
Uh, that was that.
That drove me nuts.
And perhaps maybe this is karma for like like like you should shut your mouth, because if you didn't say that.
Hey, maybe you would be the backup right now, but whatever.
Then again, it was like even if Drew luck gets hurt again, you know, there's only three weeks left in the year.
They're bound to start ripping for at least two off the three unless he gets hurt.
And then you're really gonna come down to Driscoll or portals who you're going to go with.
Your really gonna go with Driscoll? Really, I don't think you will.
But again, worlds in the news.
And that's why I wanted Thio make this stream and have the season premiere of the Borders quarter.
Listen again, I it doesn't make sense.
And how the fact the Bortles has to attend virtual meetings.
For a guy who honestly hasn't had much practice time all year, it's like you're you're making him worse.
It's like the guy who has the less experience, especially being a third string player. At this point.
He should be the one, I think, at least, and he should be the one on the active roster trying to go to practice every day and again, not to mention he was the one who actually didn't have co remember Driscoll a cove and not Bortles on it just doesn't make any sense.
And Vic Fangio is just piling it on with even more nonsense.
I ain't always finding all the quarterbacks for not wearing masks.
You don't listen if you lose your job at the end of the year.
And it's definitely not because you, uh, didn't start balls or anything like that. Definitely not.
But if you lose your job at the end of the year, let me just say he honestly has been a pretty bad head coach.
I remember when the Broncos you know the problems.
We're supposed to be in the wild card race.
Really, I know technically, they're still in the hunt, But let's be really not making it in with teams like the Raiders, the Dolphins, the Patriots, even a list.
I know the Broncos beat the Patriots, but and remember that was what Drew luck.
That would have been Bortles game to start for the, uh against the Patriots, Actually, um, but of course, the game got postponed a week due to cope, and then Drew like, came back and then they released Board of Memory, signed to the practice squad day later.
And then, pretty much I knew once he was signed to the practice squad.
I'm like no one's gonna pick him up. And here's why.
No one's gonna pick him up. Daniel Jones out.
Listen more is better than Colt McCoy.
Heck, I think even Jeff Driskel is better than Colt McCoy.
But guess what kinds of rolling with McCoy.
Joe Burrow Tours A C L M C L.
Every ligament in his right leg.
They're they're They're rolling with Brandon Allen, another former Jack or quarterback.
It's like even the Bears.
It's like they'd rather have Travis Key than boroughs.
But I kind of yet what they're doing there in Chicago.
But you know what? Nick Foles out.
But again, it's like the teams like the Vikings, who have Xianming and as a backup, Kirk Cousins been struggling all year.
It's like they they aren't going after Bortles.
Remember, if you're on the practice squad, you could get signed by another team and just simply put, teams don't want him.
And honestly, this is what makes me up, says Boss man.
Yeah, why would you want him? He's been sitting there doing virtual meetings.
It's like he's not really getting out in the field.
He's only probably practicing like throws and workouts and like his backyard and stuff like, unless you literally have, like, assume meeting of like him actually working out and stuff.
People are just gonna be like, Okay, yeah, boroughs.
He has time experience.
We ain't gonna sign because we'll just go with the guy who's actually yet all playing in our facility.
And again, it's just doesn't make sense what Fangio is doing with the fines, with the choosing the quarterback who act cove it and the fact that you know Driscoll isn't staying home.
And the fact that Border is pretty much has to unless fits for, you know, unless it fits for testing for co vid it just it's It's a mess.
And again, Vic Fangio.
He might even get fired at the end of the year because not saying it's all his fault with the Broncos are struggling.
They have had a pretty injured defense course.
No von Miller and Corn Winston also got hurt.
You know, you gotta still, it's still gotta be a pretty decent team, I think I mean, I know the wrong with a foreign seven or 40 or something, but not that good, To be honest with you, uh, they are pretty much, I think there are a game ahead of the charges for last place in the division.
And let's be real.
The charges could very easily leapfrogged the Broncos by the end of the year, especially since I think they're playing one more time.
But that's a different story for a different day.
But, yeah, portals still on the practice squad, and now he's not even attending practice.
So life is life is going great, actually, is what my life is going great.
But the Bortles fandoms ITT's going to me, man.
It's really unfortunate that again, you just you want to find the quarterbacks for not wearing masks Yet.
You bring the quarterback who had co vid back on the field literally five days after he tested positive.
It just doesn't make sense.
That's all I'm saying, but I hope you enjoyed it.
Season one Episode one Bortles Quarter new show here on SportsCastr Again I know it's Thursday.
I'm gonna try to stick with the show, doing it once a week on Tuesday and as long as it's over 15 minutes.
That satisfies me.
We hit 20 this week.
There will certainly be times we may even hit an hour.
There will be times, or I might just be like, all right, 15 minutes flat.
Then I feel like most of the episodes that will be just like this one around the 20 to 30 minute mark.
Because again, I could talk about my favorite player all day long.
Of course, you couldn't tell boards.
I've seen my favorite player in the entire NFL so I could talk about him all day long and listen passion enough to do a talk show about him.
Yeah, We love Thio, you know? And this is why guys say in front of you were just like, Oh, well, Grant, this is a crazy idea.
And I even suggest this to you if you really love a player and you just want to talk about him for, like, 15, 20 minutes, like once a week.
Listen, take my advice and do your own little podcast on him or her.
You know, you like you're certain athlete and you want to just talk about them being in the news Or like their predictions.
Or like what? Like their predictions for next season, Or like what's going on? You want to talk about their past, Believe me, we're gonna be talking about the past president.
Future on this show.
Oh, don't you worry about that.
I think you know, Especially when it's like that time in the off season.
I I have, Ah, probably right out an entire script about how you know, silly.
I think it was for Bortles to sign with the Rams.
We got plenty of ideas coming on the show, but I hope you guys enjoyed it.
I'm gonna ****ing fluster Sports Zone a k a.
The Bortles expert.
At least that's my nickname for this show.
So I hope you enjoyed that.
Hope you enjoyed Episode one Season one and Yeah, See you guys soon tomorrow.
Looks like tomorrow I'm gonna try to throw back.
Saturday will be the BC Eagles and Virginia Tech college football game.
Sunday will probably be a football will definitely be NFL game.
What time? I'm not entirely sure.
I think the Patriots facing the Chargers at 4.
25 so I'm probably gonna do that game and then, of course, Monday will be Monday Night Football between the 40 Niners and the Bills and the next Tuesday.
I might have NFL game next Tuesday.
I'm not entirely sure with all the co vid rescheduling and stuff, but yes, so it's kind of my upcoming schedule for next week.
And obviously next Wednesday will be the Paris Gate Show.
But yeah, we guys enjoyed it.
So one season, one boroughs quarter again, maybe reason why I'm in this episode because Vic Fangio is making Borders stay of virtual means of actually attending actual practices after just even like five days after draft.
But it's it's pretty ridiculous, but we have enjoyed the episode.
I'm grateful from flow.