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So not the happiest person in the world today.
It was the tough game, Not as tough.
I've had different people texting me, saying how rough of a loss it was.
Not as rough is the game against Seahawks.
Honestly, if they were gonna lose this game, which I had been adamant, saying on past streams saying, too, If you know me, anyone who's asked me about it just saying I didn't think they had any chance in winning this game for it to be overly was nice.
It wasn't, uh, wasn't too stressful in the second half.
I had it playing and you need to watch.
But I knew it was gonna happen.
They were not gonna win. They started to come back.
They obviously looked a lot better than second half.
But I'm gonna get to that in a second.
I want to start off talking about the Chiefs and Titans game.
So that one early on it was a little reminiscent of the game against the Texans last week when the Chiefs played the Texans, the Texans got out to a much bigger leading 24 Titans were up 17 to 7 in the second quarter, and the Titans were looking good.
But the thing with the Chiefs is just their offense.
They have not just so many weapons, but their weapons are all just so fast.
Where if they have any daylight, they're a threat to take it to the end zone every single time.
It's Travis Kelsey.
I know he's not one of the fastest players in the NFL, but as a tight end, he is one of the fastest tight ends in the NFL.
You obviously have Tyree kill, who probably is the fastest player in the NFL.
You have Michael Hardman, who is another guy who is right up there, is one of the fastest players in the NFL.
You have Sammy walk ins who is one of the fastest wide receivers in the NFL.
They just have speed everywhere, even patch from the homes.
I know he's not thought of as this extremely mobile running quarterback, but he could get out run.
He showed on the head like a 25 26 yard touchdown run where he was just trying to escape pressure ended up getting the first down, tiptoed the sideline, and then there was room.
So he took it to the House and Patrick Holmes is pretty big.
He's listed at Let's see, What's that about 632 30? He's a big boy.
It's tough bringing down.
It's gonna be tough for the miners in the Super Bowl.
I want to do that in a little bit.
Super Bowl preview A little bit more in depth sometime next week, but I want to get to kind of reach happen.
The Packers season as a whole, what I think they need to worked on in either free agency or the draft.
And then, of course, I'm gonna do my Weekly Lakers recap as well.
So the Chief's Titans came out of the Chief's.
Their defense was very impressive to me.
Uh, they they took care of King Henry or Derek Hammond.
If you want to call him King Henry, they can be thrown him.
This was his first game in the last four games, where he didn't rush for at least 100 80 yards.
He only at 69 yards on 19 carries for 3.
6 yards per carry.
Sorry, something keeps popping up on my laptop.
They dressed rid of that.
Sorry about that.
But yeah, it was just a really impressive showing from the chief's defense, where the last two opponents the the Titans, played in the playoffs, the Ravens last week and, of course, the Patriots week before that, you would think of both of those.
Defense is as much better than the Kansas City Chiefs defense.
But the chief's defense limited Derrick Henry and ways that the Ravens and Patriots just simply could not.
So is impressive by them.
Obviously, I already talked about their offense.
It just it was It was a nice game of the Chiefs, and they're rightfully the favorites to win the Super Bowl.
Right now, they're one and 1/2 point favorites over the 40 Niners in the Packers 40 Niners game.
As much as I would like to forget it, I can't Niners that out, too.
Just a massive lead.
I think, honestly, if one thing is clear from this game, it is that I don't really think that we should be calling Aaron Rodgers an elite quarterback anymore.
I said in when I started doing these streams of the beginning of the NFL season right before and after they played the Bears and weak one, I said, I just didn't think that Aaron Rodgers has looked the same ever since he broke his collar boat.
And it's true, we really haven't had any amazing performances from Aaron Rodgers with the with the exception of the game against the Oakland Raiders this year in Lambeau, where he had a perfect passer rating, had four touchdown passes.
That was vintage Aaron Rodgers.
He had never had a perfect passer rating before.
I think there's only been like eight or nine players in the history of all that have, but honestly, even in that game, it didn't feel like he dominated as much as the staff say.
Obviously, he nominated a lot, though, because the stats showed it, but does.
This entire year, he's been inaccurate with his throws.
He was inaccurate or throws again against the 40 Niners.
He had two interceptions, I believe, but one of them was to end the game against the Richard.
Sherman intercepted them on what was essentially a Hail Mary at the end of the game, with Packers down 17 points.
Yeah, two interceptions.
His other interception, though Packers were down 20 They were going to be down 20 going into 1/2 and on.
It's either second or third down Rockers through it, too, I believe of Geronimo Allison, and he had Toronto Alice.
And if he hit him in front, But Ball was thrown behind, it was not a good throw at all, well, behind Ron. Oh, Alison.
If there wasn't a d, be there to pick it off.
It probably hits Geronimo Allison in the hands and falls incomplete.
He had to turn around, try to get that just not a good throw.
And they were just so many plays like that from Not necessarily today.
But just over the course of the season today, Aaron Rodgers was 30 31 for 39 threw for 326 yards, 8.
4 yards for attempt.
He had one throw that was him for, like 65 guards to Davante Adams, so that definitely UPS is average a little bit, but just as a whole this entire year and last year, we just have not seen the type of throws from Aaron Rodgers that made him a special as he was over the course of his 1st 9 or 10 years in the NFL.
However long it was before he broke his collarbone, second time and the difference.
Like I said before difference between when he broke his collarbone the first time back in 2013 versus when he broke it just two years ago was the first time he broke it.
It was on the left side of his collar vote, so his non throwing shoulder, the second time it was on his throne shoulder throwing side.
I really do believe that it's just affected his arm strength.
He still throws the pole very far but doesn't have as strong of an arm as he did before he broke his collarbone.
I think it's pretty clear he's inaccurate as well, and throughout this entire year the Packers have not been able to rely on him to make the plays to carry them tow wins.
They kind of had to carry him to wins at some point and I don't want to say that he is just an average quarterback because I just I don't want him to come back and be incredible next year, and then they look really stupid.
But I think if you were to call him an above average quarterback, that's pretty fair.
And that might even be a little generous in some cases.
With the types of performances that he's had this year, he just packers have been able to rely on them to carry them.
And the beginning of the year, there were people who were arguing.
He's learning a new offense.
Give him some time.
It's been a whole year, though, and maybe there's still nuances to the offense that it's taking some time from The learned.
He had said at the beginning of this year that this is the most worthy offense that he has ever been in.
And that's why he had to have the quarterback wristband on his arm this year for the first year in his career.
But overall this year, he just he struggled.
I think he was what was the 20th 22nd and completion percentage e through.
I think he finished the regular season with like 25 touchdowns for interceptions.
It's just it's concerning.
I hope I'm wrong about this.
I hope that he comes out next year and puts together his best season of his career, which would be very difficult to do.
He's had some really special years, especially the 2011 season one.
Yet it was 45 touchdown passes and don't even play the last game of the season, where his backup, Matt Flynn, through for a thing of the six touchdown passes.
That was a really special year and I that level of Aaron Rodgers, Brandon.
He had much better weapons.
And that's another thing, too.
So that's one thing that would get into in a second.
That's just what the Packers need to improve on.
But back when Aaron Rogers was putting the other those spectacular seasons, he had incredible weapons around me and Jordy Nelson, Greg Jennings, James Jones, Randall Cobb, Donald Driver for a few years until he just got older and then ended up retiring.
Think I'm forgetting someone to, uh, but well, I mean Jermichael Finley at the tight end position as well, and he just he had he had more weapons back then, obviously, but he just looked so much better back then, And that's one thing that the Packers really need to improve on.
I think that is their number.
One area of need is getting a number two wide receiver in in their fold because whoever you want to call their number two wide receiver this year, whether it be Geronimo Allison Mark is about the scam fling Alan Lessard or Jake Kumerow.
Few options reason why there's few options because no one stood out.
No one made that claim.
I honestly, I haven't looked at the numbers to see who had the most receptions between all of them, but over the year, it kind of felt like Alan Lazard was the number two option.
If he was not supposed to be the number two option, he shouldn't be the number two option on a serious championship level contender.
And I don't think that the Packers were a legitimate championship contender this year.
I've said two different people who talk to me about the Packers this year.
I don't know how they were 13 on three, and if someone asked me to tell me how they got the 13 and three, I mean, I could tell you the winds.
They have the losses they had so Technically, I could tell.
The only got 30 and three, but the way in which they did it, they weren't a great offense.
They were in a great defense.
They had a good pass rush.
In most games, the Smith Brothers A Darius Smith and Preston Smith had to really impressive seasons that area.
Smith definitely got snubbed for a Pro Bowl vote.
There's an argument that he maybe should have even been an All Pro.
I don't necessarily think that, but he was one of the best pass rushers in the NFL this year.
But the defense as a whole, their secondary, which seemed like it had so much promise to start this year.
You had Adrian Amos, who was one of the better safeties in the NFL, definitely probably top 10 to be conservative and a hard hitter.
Strong safety you, Darnell Sa***e, who had an incredible combine before he got drafted by the Packers in the first round.
He was thought of someone who was a ball walk very fast and could close on receivers, close on the ball and make plays.
And there were glimpses of that.
I really liked what I saw from Darnell Sa***e this year.
I think he's going to turn out to be a really good safety in this league.
Again, though he was a rookie.
So there are also times where is an experience showed.
But the secondary.
The Packers cannot continue to keep relying on Sherman Williams to be one of their top corners.
He is, I believe, the oldest cornerback in the NFL.
I think he's like 35 years old or something. Right now.
He should not come back next year on the Packers and have any major role in the defence, where he has consistently getting defensive snaps if they wanna have him on the field or not on the field.
But if they want to have him on the team for his veteran leadership in his experience, Okay, I get that kind of wasting a loss for a roster spot with him, where if you release them, he probably doesn't get picked up by anyone else.
You could probably bring them backs and assistant coach.
That's something that I would like to say.
I'd like to see from on Williams come back.
He's obviously etched himself into the Packers family.
He has had two stints with them.
He played for the Browns and the Cardinals in between his two stints with the Packers.
But he's someone who the Packers and their fans really enjoy having around the team.
So if he wanted to be AH D B coach or assistant coach in some way, shape or form, I think that could make sense.
But you can't have a 34 35 year old who, obviously his physical traits have diminished.
He's not nearly as fast as he used to be.
He plays some hybrid safety at times, but he just he can't be one of your top corners.
Kevin King, who had promise even before this year he struggled last year but 64 corner, who obviously has really good size and can cover pretty well at times.
But that's the thing is that it's only at time too inconsistent, and he he just doesn't get the job done.
And it's disappointing because he is a former just about number one or first round pick.
He was a 33rd pick in the draft, I think three years ago, so first pick of the second round Packers actually traded back to get Kevin king and the spotlight traded back from was what the Steelers used.
I believe of un remembering correctly to select T.
Watt, who is now one of the finalists, final candidates for defensive player of the year, this year.
And, yes, the Packers have pass rushers.
But Pete, they want is a different beast, and he would have been nice to have.
But yeah, that's secondary.
Just it needs to get short short up.
I think I'm using the words correctly.
It means to get they need to strengthen it.
Giant Alexander had another great year. Die Alexander.
If he's not already, he's going to be a star in this league.
He is, for my money already one of the better quarterbacks in the league, and I think within the next year or two will probably be top 32 top five cornerback in the NFL.
Great man coverage.
He's little undersized for a corner and I think 5 10 I believe 59 and 1/2 5 10 but very fast have Ah, very good 40 time.
I think like a 43435 40 or something at the combine, but he plays really fast to you see it on the field and he has really good instincts as well.
They need to get a corner opposite of him That can actually cover someone, because Carmen Williams can't do that anymore.
And Captain King, it just looks like he isn't going to be able to do that.
And so I also wanted to thank you.
Go blue for the thumbs up.
Appreciate that, Uh, but, yeah, it's the secondary needs to get fixed.
The defensive line.
Kevin Clark is one of the best interior defensive lineman in the NFL.
Even against the 40 Niners today.
He had some really nice plays, but the rest of their defensive line with Dean Lowry and Tyler Lancaster, It just it needs to get better.
Dean Lowry is okay.
He's a borderline starter in this league.
I don't think Tyler Lancaster is a starting caliber defensive lineman.
The Packers had, uh, wow.
I'm blanking on Mike Daniels.
They had my Daniels, and they ended up releasing him.
He signed with the Detroit Lions.
There was some thought that mantra obvious.
Adams, who was a second year player I believe from Auburn, would be able to come in and fill my deal's void.
That didn't really happen over the course of this year.
The thing about Tyler Lancaster is the third defensive lineman on their team, and they don't so they have a base three alarm to do these SportsCastr streams.
They have a base 34 defense, but most the time.
They're at least in nickel, where they're taking out one of their offensive lineman and putting in a fifth defensive back, which is their nickel corner.
And so Tyler Lancaster being not that great of a defensive lineman, not starter worthy.
He's not really a starter because he's not on the field too much, but it is important to have three good defensive lineman when you're in the base 34 defense for the power run plays that you have to defend against him.
Just being able to stop the middle or kind of be stopgaps for the middle of the line and force running backs to tryto find Hold somewhere else. And you have.
You're outside linebackers and everyone else to get a chance to get after the running back.
So Kenny Clarke does his job.
Being Lowry is all right.
I'd like to see them shore up the defensive line.
Don't get someone in there as their third defensive lineman who's a little bit better.
That Tyler Lancaster.
Nothing against him personally.
Defensive lineman in the NFL.
So that's what I'd like to see them fix on defense.
Blake Martinez, who is they're starting middle linebacker, is going to be a free agent this offseason.
I would be okay with the Packers letting him walk, depending on the price tag, is he? I think he either lead the league in tackles or was one of the leaders in the league and tackles, but doesn't tell the whole story.
He just He's not a great cover linebacker.
He doesn't have the greatest instincts in the world.
He's not great against the run.
Even though he did, he was one of the league leaders and tackles.
He just doesn't get the job done as the number one middle linebacker.
If the Packers have a way that they can improve upon that, whether it be through free agency or the draft, I'd like them to go and do that.
I haven't looked too closely into who the free agents are this upcoming season at or the sun coming off season at each position so I can talk to in depth about that.
Well, look at that and have another video out for free agency starts about who I think the Packers should target with the cap room that they will have.
But in the draft in the draft, I would really like with the Packers first round pick.
I believe they have one first round pick this year, but if I remember correctly, I think they traded back last year.
If I don't know, I'm pretty sure they have one first round pick this year.
So with that first round pick, I would love for them to get a receiver.
Ah, tight end could be an option to, but maybe pick a tight and second or third round s.
01 other thing that I forgot to mention with the offense.
Please cut Jimmy Graham.
He's in the last year of his deal.
He signed a three year, $30 million deal before two seasons ago.
He's not worth $10 million.
They don't play him on.
I think he's probably I haven't seen his snap share, but he's probably on the sidelined more often than he's on the field when he's healthy.
He just he doesn't produce like he used to on the Saints or the Seahawks.
Which is just strange because his last season with the Seahawks he was a red zone threat yet 10 touchdown for the Seahawks over his past two years with the Packers, he has combined over the course of these two seasons, single digit touchdowns.
I think it's like five touchdown receptions or something like that.
He just has not been good for them, and maybe it's them not utilizing him greatly.
But he's not on the field as much as I was expecting him to be.
And that's also because that has to be.
The coach is just not thinking too highly of him.
Robert Canyon, I would actually argue, has been a better tight end then Jimmy Graham this year, and he's a lot cheaper.
If he returns, he's more a blocking tight and right now, it Even today against the 40 Niners.
The Packers used him in the receiving game more than Jimmy Graham.
I'm not sure of Jimmy Graham is not a catch and Jay Stern, Burger Stern, Burger, who is a believe use.
1/3 round pick last year, a tight end.
He was on the injured reserve for the 1st 8 weeks the season, so he didn't get to show too much.
Maybe if the Packers have more faith in him than I do, I just didn't get to see too much of him.
But if they have more faith in him, okay, maybe they don't wrap it tight end, but wide receiver is a must, whether it be in free agency or through the draft.
I would expect them and probably started through the draft.
And that first round, they're gonna have, uh, let me think about this.
I think the 29th know the 30th pick.
They should have the 30th pick because they had a better record than the Titans.
Titans allowed the 29 to take Packers out of the 30 gets taken the draft.
I can't think off the top of my head what wide receivers would be there at pick 30 but I'd like for them to go after a wide receiver, so that's kind of where I'd like to see them improve.
Running back has been their best position this year, Aaron Rodgers is no longer the best Aaron on the Packers.
Aaron Jones is the best Aaron on the Packers.
He was phenomenal this year.
He had an incredible season.
Jamal Williams had a really good season.
Two as the backup to Aaron Jones to start the season off.
Aaron Jones and Jamal Williams kind of shared snaps.
But as the season started progress, Aaron Jones showed how he was clearly the better of the two running backs, which I had thought from before this season.
He just yes, such such unbelievable vision as a ball carrier is a better receiver to than Jamal Williams, even though Jamal Williams is a good receiver for a running back in his own right.
But Aaron Jones, his vision as a ball carrier is burst acceleration, quickness, just his ability to hit the hole and then just go and just find running room.
When it seems like there's no running room there, it's special, and I don't think that he's gotten enough credit this year.
I hope that changes next year and we will see.
Hopefully the Packers can improve upon this.
There's a good year.
I mean, they went 13 and three.
I did not think that they had the skill level.
They were not good enough to be a 13 and three team, but they were.
They have some nice pieces to build around of.
It's gonna continue to improve.
So, like I said I wasn't expecting beat the 40 Niners, it was over quickly, so it's a little bit easier to take in.
No, I'm not happy about that, obviously, wrapper on them to win.
But they're gonna lose.
Better to lose like this than to lose like they did against Seahawks and 2015.
That's still still to this day.
I'm more upset about that than I am about them losing to that.
So that gives you an idea where my head's at with that.
But everything on top with Packers regarding the Super Bowl, a little preview of that.
I mean, I kind of mentioned the chief should be favored in this game.
I think it's gonna be a really good game.
You have the 40 Niners defense, which I believe is the number two defense in the NFL this year, buying the Patriots.
But unlike the Patriots, the 40 Niners defense played against some really good teams.
Patriots had pretty easy schedule, so that definitely attributed to their number one overall defense.
But diners have a really good defense.
But the Kansas City Chiefs offense? We've seen it now two weeks in a row where even when they're struggling, can't be anything going.
They can turn it on just like that.
And all of a sudden they have 14 points, 17 points in a five minute stretch.
And all of sudden the game has just completely turned.
And for that reason, I'm gonna say that the chief's end up winning the game, I I'll change the score and change.
Maybe even what my prediction is before the Super Bowl starts.
But my early prediction is the chief's 31 the San Francisco 40 Niners 23 40 Niners offense.
I'd just after seeing what the Chiefs were able to do against Derrick Henry today.
40 Niners offense in there run games a lot different than the Tennessee Titans.
But I have enough faith in the chief's defense after seeing what they've been able to do today and last week against the Texans after they gave up that big lead where I have the confidence to think that they'll be able to at least somewhat handle the 40 Niners running attack and kind of force Jimmy Garoppolo to win the game for them.
And outside of George Kittle, I think Devo Sandal is a good option, but he's not rate Emmanuel Sanders another good option.
Um, but it'll be it'll be exciting.
We're going to see the two top tight ends and NFL, I think, clearly the best Titans and NFL going out it.
George Kittel and Travis Kelsey.
Travis Kelsey, I would say, is a better receiving tight and then George Kittle.
But in terms of just who the best titan in the NFL is, I would actually say George Kittle just because of how exceptionally good he is as a run blocker.
So that's my prediction.
I'll have ah more in depth breakdown.
Super Bowl preview coming up in the next week or so before the Super Bowl starts.
Super Bowl kicks off.
So that's it for football.
Moving on to the Lakers.
Good week for them.
I mean, they lost to the magic of pretty frustrating loss, but they haven't had Anthony Davis down their last four games or three and one since he went down, I'd call that a success, and I'm gonna pull it their schedule right now.
So bear with me.
I just wanna make sure I'm not forgetting any games where I talk about them.
Yeah, so green one since Anthony Davis was injured, uh or no, I'm sorry for in one since Anthony Davis was injured.
Even better, too.
And one this week.
They beat the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, 1 28 to 99 lost the Magic on Wednesday by one point, pretty frustrating loss and then beat the Rockets on Saturday in Houston.
That was one of their better winds of the entire season.
Let's start of the loss against the Orlando Magic.
That was a game where LeBron James came out slow, and over the course of this entire season, the Lakers have really followed whatever LeBron James's intensity levels bit, and it's really hard to come out and just have it all 82 games.
So there's going to be games from the season where just naturally, LeBron James is gonna come out slow.
And as a result, the Lakers were gonna come out slow.
That's what happened in this game against the Magic.
It just felt like they were always playing catch up.
They were down by 20 points in the second quarter at one point, came back, cut it to single digits.
I think it was single digits going into the third quarter in the third quarter.
Over the course of a 12 minute span just the third quarter, the Magic took their lead from single digits up to 21.
Then the Lakers cut it back to single digits. Toe wear.
Going into the fourth quarter, I believe it was Lakers were down one or up one, the really close game and then in the fourth quarter of Magic, started to pull away.
Lakers came back, and I was very confident the Lakers were gonna end up winning this game because they've had other games like this.
With a fallen behind against worst teams.
The Magic didn't have Evan Fournier, who is their leading scorer.
They didn't have d.
Augustine didn't have Michael Carter Williams either, so they were down three players.
Obviously, Lakers were down Anthony Davis, which is a bigger piece, but it's one player instead of three and Evan for neither leading score.
It's definitely a big loss for them.
But LeBron James struggled throughout the game.
There was a stat that ESPN had that Aaron Gordon, actually out of all qualified defenders, holds LeBron James.
The fewest points purred 36 minutes.
I think it was out of any defender in the league, including, I think, why Leonard was second.
So it makes makes some sense.
Aaron Aaron Gordon's very good athlete, and LeBron James obviously has not as much success against great athletes as he does against average athletes, for obvious reasons.
But, yeah, end of the game.
LeBron James had a three that it looked like it was going to go in to send the game in overtime.
And now heartbreaking loss.
They end up losing by one, but so that's their first loss against a bolo or sub 500 Team Magic.
After being, the Lakers were ended up one game below 500 after the wind, so just barely below 500 the Lakers lost by one point.
So, still, just not consistency.
Think they're 21 or 22 no against some 500 teams before that game.
Like I said, They're just some games where you just don't have it.
Over the course of an 82 game regular season, it gets really hard to get up and get ready for every game.
And for any of those games, where as a professional athlete, even someone as talented as LeBron James and other talented players the Lakers have.
If you don't, if you're not up to the challenge and ready to play in the game and play extremely hard and play at the highest level possible, it's gonna buy you.
You're going to lose those games because even though the Lakers are a much better team than the Orlando Magic, the Magic are still a professional basketball team, and if their opponent is not ready to play, they're going to take advantage of it.
That's what we saw happen.
I was upset after the lost just because it was frustrating and felt like there were a lot of chances for the Lakers to capitalize and win just didn't happen, but reflected on it a little bit more and it's it's one of 82.
Would you have liked to have seen them win? Obviously, but didn't have Anthony Davis that was just a game where day dress, they struggled and they just could never completely find their footing.
So not too concerned about that game.
But I am more excited about, so Lakers beat the Cavs by 29.
That was another game where Lakers came out kind of flat, but in the second half, they just turned it on against the Houston Rockets, though Wow, Rockets got off to a quick start.
They were up by Think they were up by double digits in the second quarter than the Lakers started toe. Cut it down.
They ended up down by, I think, five points or so at halftime.
And what really changed this game was in the third quarter to the Lakers.
Defense was very good.
Rockets also could not hit any threes.
They went, I think, one for 13 on threes in the third quarter.
And that kind of reminds me of Game seven of the conference finals when they did that against the Warriors.
Wish it's just you live by the three you die by.
The three Rockets certainly live by the three James Harden and Russell Westbrook combined in this game to go for Westbrook at 35 points, played 40 minutes, though he was 15 of 23 from the field and even realized he was that efficient.
He did play really well on offense against Alex Caruso when Caruso's guarding him.
Caruso has been an incredible defender of this entire year, but Russell Westbrook picked on him.
He believed him in the post.
He just out muscled him.
James Harden had 34 points on eight of 20 shooting.
He was only two of nine from three.
He had six turnovers.
Russell Westbrook at five.
But one other thing.
Just a very interesting little tidbit and kind of the game had already kind of turned.
Lakers were up, I think, close to double digits.
But Dwight Howard and JAVALE McGee throughout this entire gain were out playing Clint Capela.
There was a block, if you didn't see it go off the highlights.
Clint Capela tried to Duncan, JaVale McGee and McGee was having none of it.
That was second game in a row where the G had a big block against the Magic Parents Raw study.
At a poster on the veil, JaVale said, uh, swatted that, and against Clint Capela tonight Capella looked like he was gonna have a pretty easy dunk over McGee.
You jumped up, swatted him, but brought the entire night.
Clint Capela was outplayed by McGee and Dwight Howard and 32 minutes, Clint Capela had eight points.
He had 12 rebounds, and three blocks are the Lakers side of things.
JaVale McGee and 18 minutes had nine points, eight rebounds and three blocks, and Dwight Howard and 24 minutes had six points, 10 rebounds and three blocks.
But in the fourth quarter, I think it was Dwight Howard was in the game, and he was just you was out playing Clint Capela.
So Mike D'Antoni tried to outsmart Frank Vogel by taking Capella out, putting P.
Tucker and of the five to force Frank Vogel to take Dwight Howard out.
Which Vogel did.
He took Dwight Howard out, subbed in K c P.
But what happened was this allowed the Lakers to play LeBron James at the five.
So originally, Mike D'Antoni, I'm sure, was thinking Frank Vogel would leave Dwight and and Dwight Howard would have to stay on the perimeter a little bit more and say it dashed against P.
Tucker who? It's a good three point shooter, especially in the corner threes, which is where he camps out most of the time.
But by taking Dwight Howard out of the game when P.
Tucker slid to the five, that allowed LeBron James to go to the five and KCP came in for Dwight Howard.
So the lineup at that point was LeBron James was the five.
He was surrounded by four shooters.
It was Troy Daniels, KCP Danny Green and Kyle Kuzma for players who all can shoot for players that you do not want to leave open.
So the defense has to stay home a little more.
No rim protection with Clint Capela out on P. J.
Tucker as the five.
So they were running screen and rolls.
There was a play where I forgot who fouled LeBron James, but I think it was Danny Green setting the screen for LeBron James, and LeBron just came off of the screen.
There was no one in the pain to stop him.
He got an easy layup and one.
There was just some of the adjustments that I noticed.
Where it's just it's nice have a coach that makes those types of adjustments and kind of things.
Okay, you're gonna try to outsmart me.
And then the Lakers continue to support it on and play even better.
So, Frank Bogo I've complained about some stuff in the past, but this week was a good week for him, so I'm happy with the result.
I'm happy with what I've seen from the Lakers so far this year.
This week, I hope that Anthony Davis plays tomorrow against the Boston Celtics in Boston.
That's on Martin Luther King Day for 30 Pacific time.
Um, if I had the guest, though, I'd say he doesn't play.
He was supposed to work out in Houston this morning before the Lakers took off to Boston, and he did not.
Frank will confirm that.
He did not say why Anthony Davis didn't work out, but it would seem like to me he's not quite ready yet.
And that's fine.
Lakers have been therefore on one without him.
If they were two and three without him, I would have said Okay, that's fine.
Like, that's why the Lakers have been playing so hard to build up this lead in the West so that they can let their star players sit any of their players sit whenever they're in foul, a nun and foul trouble whenever they have injury issues or injury concerns.
Obviously better be safe and sorry, But with the Lakers continuing to play the way they have, they have a four and 1/2 game lead in the West.
Still, with Anthony Davis having missed the last five games, they're 34 8 the Clippers air 30 and 13 and the two seed in the West.
That's how quickly stuff changes, so the Lakers have a pretty comfortable lead for the number one seed in the West.
But from the Clippers at the two seat all the way down to the Rockets at the six Seed, they're separated by three games.
And when I looked at these standings just like four or five days ago, I think the Clippers were the five seed.
The Rockets for the four seed Jazz have been rolling their nine and one in their last 10.
Uh, they had the loss of the New Orleans pelicans, which I guess dropped them from the number three seed in our number four seed.
But the Lakers have a four and 1/2 game lead in the West, but they have five games in the loss column, which is the more important column there.
Only forehead in the win column but wins.
You can make up losses.
You can't so four and 1/2 up, I would really say five because it's five losses and that's the more important stat.
Clippers have won both games so far, so if they were tied right now, they would have the tiebreaker.
There's still two more games for them to play.
If the Lakers end up winning that, then they would tie in the season.
Siri's and I'd have to go to another stat to decide who has the tiebreaker.
I think it's the conference record, then, so it after look at that.
But yeah, overall, just I'm really happy with the Lakers.
I I feel much better about the Lakers and their chances to win the championship this year than I did about the Packers and their chances even heading into the playoffs.
I even halfway through the season I just did not think that the Packers were a good enough football team.
They were absolutely good enough basketball team to win a championship, and they I think their biggest competition is the Clippers.
As good as the Bucks have looked.
And even though the Bucks did beat the Lakers when they played earlier this year, Anthony Davis was coming off of an injury where he had missed the game with the sprained ankle.
LeBron James ended up not playing the game after he had supposedly been injured the game before.
They played the Bucks and cried the tough through the game against the Bucks and did just because it was a big game, any woman to play in it.
But, um, yeah, I really think the Clippers are the Lakers biggest competition, and if and when they do meet in the playoffs, that will be a very, very fun Siri's and I will have plenty to say about that.
So I hope you guys tune in if and when that does happen.
But for now, that's all I have.
Packers, great season.
I I wish it didn't come to an end today.
Sadly, it did, but some stuff to improve upon.
Hopefully, you guys listen to what I have to say.
I am a owner of the Packers.
I do own one share on them.
So listen to your owner's packers.
Listen to your owner packers and just make the team better.
So it's all I have.
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