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Welcome back to DP and Sports talk.
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Spending your 14th birthday quarantine with your parents.
Last week we found out her grade a trip was canceled and, of course, she was pretty upset by that.
Uh, believe it or not, I wasn't supposed to be on with you all this week.
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God, I hope everybody is doing fine on this beautiful April, the fifth here on Sunday before I get into my to feature topics of the day, Um, I am gonna just take a look around what's going on in the universe of sports everywhere.
So I think Let's start with the good story and I know that this happened a couple of days ago, but it's a good story and I wasn't on.
I want to talk about it.
Robert Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots, sent the Patriots Ah charter plane that they usually take from game to game, sent it to China to go pick up new P p e and masks for the medical personnel in the United States.
Then they loaded him up on trucks and delivered them to New York.
I believe yesterday or the day before, 300,000 masks and you know what it's I saw a headline in The New York Times and it said something along the lines of, You know, I never thought I'd say this, but thank you, New England.
And you know, I just thought, What a class organization with a class move Bye bye, Mr Kraft.
I'm not gonna get into big, long, huge details about it.
I mean, you all saw the story.
I think right now we need everybody to sort of pitch in, do their part, get things up, running and going and, you know, keep everybody safe as we go through this tribulation time and just remember you all do your part.
Don't spread the virus, Do your job and let's be good.
Now let's talk a little bit of football.
Let's talk about a little bit of a F C East.
Let's talk a little bit of New England Patriots Buffalo Bills rivalry because New York Herb starting New York, Buffalo Bill's wide receiver, right wide receiver Isaiah Mackenzie and if you don't know who that is, While I had to look him up, too, he's given our New England Patriots a little bit of bulletin board material when he came out and said, It's the Bills.
Time to take over the A F C East.
Apparently, he cheered and celebrated.
The departure of Tom Brady believes that Buffalo is getting closer and closer to taking Tommy out.
And now that he's gone, it will be the Bills.
I find that a little bit funny that you can talk about, you know, we're ready to take him out and then you cheered him when he went away.
I also don't understand why you want to just count out this Patriots team.
And I talked about it and it might, you know, I'll be talking about a little bit later.
In one of my featured stories tonight, which is five underrated teams head into the 2020 draft.
I guess we could say it and you know what I mean? Like, I'm sure that Tom Brady has never heard of Isaiah Mackenzie, cause a lot of people haven't heard of him.
It's not like he's one of the big names on the team.
Wasn't brown or or digs coming out or one of their big defensive boys, you know, like Davis White or anything of that nature.
It's Isaiah Mackenzie.
But, you know, I mean, I think waits.
Many people are counting out the New England Patriots way too quickly.
I want to remind people that you still have a team that consists of Devin McCourty and matches Slater and Joe Tooni and Dont'a Hightower and guys who aren't just gonna roll over and go away.
And I think that Jared Stadium is ah, you know, could surprise a lot of people and the Patriots right now what they're feeling like they're feeling like nobody is giving them a chance.
They feel like everybody is counting them out.
And whenever the Patriots get into that mindset, you know, you know, that's when we get the best out of them.
So I don't understand why you're given bulletin board material, but congratulations, Mr Mackenzie.
I'm sure you'll be on the Patriots list next season.
I do want to touch base those we all know.
Rob Gronkowski was hosting WrestleMania, and I watched a little bit of it last night.
Now I am not a wrestling fan like I was back in 1997 1998 that kind of thing.
But it's WrestleMania.
I also wanted to see what it looked like in the empty stadium.
And I had seen some clips of it on Ron Smackdown of what it looked like and I wanted to see drunks thing.
Um, I'm telling you right now, WrestleMania was weird with no crowd, and it just kind of shows you the times that we're living in right now.
Um, the matches were okay.
I didn't watch a lot of it.
I probably watch for about 15 minutes.
I really couldn't.
I don't think I could get into it like maybe I could've if there was an audience.
I mean, I don't like I said, I don't watch a lot of wrestling, but I always seem to like, you know, uh, I always seem to to watch a couple of the bigger pay per views Royal Rumble, WrestleMania And I don't know, half the people are, but it's just a thing.
But it was just really strange.
And I know I got a question.
They're saying, Did they pump in the crowd noise? No, it was just silent.
You could hear the wrestlers talking and and Joe Sena look like a rehearsal.
And, yeah, 100%.
It's exactly what it looked like it was like a rehearsal.
It was really strange.
And it's just such a weird time right now, because this is the stuff we're seen, and I kind of just This wasn't done on purpose, But it's actually a good transition into what I wanted to talk about next.
So as we all know, um, the fearless leader of United States, Donald Trump.
And for those of you who know I am Canadian and I have no leader Ah, but I won't get into politics right now.
But Donald Trump, uh, held a phone call with, uh, all the like G m's of all the major sports leagues and also with the NFL.
L was there. Batman was there, that kind of thing.
But he also had Dana White from the USC and Vince McMahon for the David W.
And I think a lot of the conversation was Maura around how they could help out.
And you know how everybody can help right now.
But Trump also said that he believes that also wants to believe that um, the ah leagues will be back in August.
Sports will be back up in August.
I mean, we'll have to wait and see whether it will be up in August or not.
That's definitely I mean, I don't know where we're going to be in August.
I don't even know if we're gonna wanna be in a crowd in August.
But the California governor, Ah, Gavin Newsom, came out and he said, If the NFL does start on time, if it does start in September because that was the news I took way.
Okay? The NFL season will be a go in September, and I think you know, that's what a lot of us are hoping for.
But he says he believed that if the season did go in September, it would be in front of empty stadiums.
And I'm thinking about WrestleMania last night and I thought it was so weird watching wrestling in front of an empty stadium.
What is football gonna feel like? Where home field advantage? I don't think that any sport benefits from home field advantage as much as football does, and that's why people want I mean, we've heard about just, you know, nobody wants to go to Gillette at playoff time and that kind of thing.
That's a real thing.
People don't want to visit the Patriots at playoff time.
Home field advantage is huge.
You know, we've all we've heard Bill Belichick say the fancy to do their job.
They need to be loud.
They need toe, you know, make it uncomfortable for the other team's offense, that kind of thing.
And I just I think it'll be really, really strange if if that's where we get to and then you look a TTE like the MBA.
I've been reading a lot of stories that basically they're working with the National Basketball Association.
Players are national basketball players and I guess the players association and their union and and they're looking for a way to basically cancel the season.
I know that they asked the players to take a 50% salary cut for next month or for this month.
Maybe, I don't know.
I'm not exactly sure what it is.
The players came back with 25% for next month and whatever and you know, so people guys are still home making their full salaries, but it looks like right now I doubt that will be seen.
The conclusion of an m B a season.
I mean, they're doing things like their horse, turn him in and they got their two K tournament going on and they're trying to keep people engaged.
But at the end of the day, I think that it's just we're in a situation now.
We're probably not going to see the MBA.
If we see a baseball season, it's gonna be a very short baseball season.
If it starts in like August.
I mean, maybe we see a I mean, if they start at the beginning of August, they could easily get like, ah, 60 game schedule or 68 game schedule or or something of that nature.
I know that MLB is considering playing in front of empty stadiums, but not at home parks.
They're looking at maybe do that neutral parks, Um, you know, like maybe go down to Florida and Arizona and it be like the, you know, played the spring training parks.
But there's a lot of logistics around that of how do you get all those people in one place and nobody get infected in that kind of thing? I mean, it's the same with the NFL, and there was a doctor from the NFL's office that said, You know, it's It's very, you know, there's no guarantee that there's gonna be a start to the season in September because of one person, if one person on the team, not just a player, but a doctor, a trainer, a an equipment manager, a coach, anybody.
If one person on a team test is positive for Kobe, 19 in September, that whole team has to go into quarantine.
That basically shuts it all down for everybody else, right? So I think people are still gonna be testing positive in September.
We may not have the numbers that we have, but that's where we're going.
So it's getting a little bit.
I guess we could call it nerve wracking that there's a possibility.
At the very least, we see a shortened NFL season.
I mean, and if it kicks off in October, I mean they have the the option of playing into February and play in the Super Bowl in March and and what? Not even if it's a month.
But, I mean, if we're not ready in September, we ready in October.
I think this is the scary part about it, right? and it's, um we'll have to really just It's gonna be a wait and see.
You know they're still going forward with the NFL draft at the end of April Now I was reading the report last week that E. A.
Sports is creating on simulations of the draft picks reacting with Roger Goodell, and they're reaching out to all the different picks about how do you want your reaction with Roger Goodell to be Now? I don't know if they're doing this with everybody who's gonna be in the full seven rounds.
If it's just for opening night, I'm not entirely sure about any of that.
So it's But this is how different it is. You're gonna have no fans.
You're gonna have the draftees in the draft picks, actually, not at the stadium.
And we're gonna be watching and e a sports who I believe, produces Madden simulating their reaction to being drafted with Roger Goodell.
I don't know if I'm gonna like that.
The NFL is trying to keep the fan experience alive.
I mean, but it also ties in that they just they want our money as well, because that's a big revenue thing for them, and I think what a lot of leagues are doing to try to keep going is is really all revenue driven, and you can't blame them when you're a revenue driven league.
But again, it's gonna be another strange experience, all right, And before I get into my featured stories, I'm not sure if any of you guys saw this.
But Rex Ryan called out the Dallas Cowboys basically for giving Amari Cooper his money and not Dak Prescott even calling him a turd.
And Rex Ryan talks a lot.
We all remember him calling Baker Mayfield the overrated as hell Baker Mayfield this year, and he looked a little bit right, to be honest with you.
I mean, I think we can't really argue with Rex Baker didn't look like any top notch process are top notch quarterback this year by any means.
But I think calling Amari Cooper turd and saying that he wasn't worth the money is a little bit ridiculous.
To fund Gilmore, the defensive player of the year, the Patriots, the Patriots best player, now that Tom Brady is gone, he came to ah Mari Cooper's defense, telling Rex that Mari Cooper's probably the second guy on are the second best receiver on his start off and push off this year.
And I think that that was was it, Um I think that was a little bit disrespectful about a Mark Cooper.
I think that and make chicken blocks get you.
You're saying tomorrow is only good in home games.
I get what you're saying.
But I think you'd be ecstatic if he signed with the New England Patriots What I mean and that's why I always look at it.
I look at guys and be like, How excited would I be if they signed with the Patriots? And Omar Cooper is one of those guys and I can't blame him for everything to I mean, um, it's, you know, it's It's this.
It's just like a Julian Edelman syndrome.
If you got nobody protecting him and I mean protecting and you don't have a Gronk, you don't have another guy, he's going to get beat up, and he's not gonna look the way he's always looked.
So I was just happy to see ah, I was just I was just happy to see Stefan's that stick up for him.
I thought he deserved it.
Well, let's leave it at that.
All right, guys, it's not time to get into Ah, line up for tonight s o.
I will be talking about a couple of different feature stories.
My first story and it will.
There will also be a blogged about it coming up, Uh, shortly after I finish this Ah, the show.
But Bill O'Brien insists that the DeAndre Hopkins trade was made in the best interest of the Houston Texans.
I can't tell you I completely by that, but okay, we're also gonna talk about the top five underrated teams heading into.
I'm gonna call it the 20 20 draft because I think after the draft is when we could talk about who's gonna be underrated on this season and all that kind of part.
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Let's get into our first featured story of the day where I talk about how Bill O'Brien insists that the DeAndre Hopkins trade was in the best interest of the Houston Texans.
Well, let me start with what my reaction was to the trade.
I sat there, and I thought to myself, Bill O'Brien has lost his friggin mind.
That was my first.
When I first saw the tweet that DeAndre Hopkins was traded to the Arizona Cardinals, I literally sat there and thought it was a joke and I thought I was being trolled.
I thought I thought I was like reading you.
Notice those fake Ian Rapoport accounts and I caught got nailed with one dream.
Um, retweeted one during ah trade deadline, I thought was getting nailed again.
I couldn't believe, could not believe that the Texans would think that that was a reasonable trade to make.
And I just I don't know.
And I sat there and thought, How how does this happen? Well, Bill O'Brien believes that it was in the best interest of the Houston taxes.
Here's Ah, a couple of things he said about it, he said. Quote.
It was in the best interest of our team, he said.
According to Erin Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, DeAndre Hopkins was a great football player.
Uh, we love DeAndre Hopkins.
He had three years left on a deal and he wanted to raise.
David Johnson is going to be a great addition to our football team.
Before I get to the second part of Mr O'Brien's quotes, I mean, I need to start with the fact that yeah, yeah, absolutely wrong When you say DeAndre Hopkins waas A great player.
DeAndre Hopkins is still a great player.
DeAndre Hopkins, in my eyes is arguably, could be one of the best receivers in the National Football League, so I don't understand how Bill O'Brien can sit there and say he was great.
I mean, he saved the $1,000,000 by bringing in David Johnson a $1,000,000 by bringing him in.
And then he says this, he says, Quote Any decision that's made is made with the team in mine Capital T Capital, E Capital, a Capital M in mind, O'Brien said on Friday.
I think at this point I'm just happy that Bill O'Brien can spell on Beacon Spell Team because there's no way that the trading away DeAndre Hopkins, who from all accounts and I'm seeing whether it's from players and that kind of thing, was any sort of problem in the locker room, because everything I'm hearing about is O'Brien was the problem.
Here's my thoughts on Bill O'Brien is a general manager.
He has no reason to lead an NFL team like he's not.
He's not fit to do it.
He obviously can't make decisions that are right, and the guy's also a control freak.
He doesn't like leaders.
Javy on Clowney now DeAndre Hopkins like I wouldn't be surprised if this guy wanted to trade J J.
Watt because He's so respected in the dressing room and he loses control over, you know, player messaging because of J.
But he knows that the entire city of Houston would revolt if he got rid of him.
And I really mean that.
I mean, he is like a watered down version of Bill Belichick, and it almost reminds me a little bit of the It reminds me a little bit of the Josh McDaniel situation in Denver, except I don't know, like, I just don't I don't get the move, you know? Then we all heard what Michael Irving said, that there was tension between Hopkins and DeAndre, Harder and, uh and, uh, Bill O'Brien.
And they've had a meeting.
And O'Brien basically said to him, I don't like you having your baby Mama's around the field, Um which I don't know, maybe.
Were they a problem? I don't know.
According to sources and players, they weren't um he said that he had a grasp on the locker room and he didn't like his leadership style.
And then he even compared him to Aaron Friggin Hernandez.
And I think that took a lot of people by shocked, because when you look at DeAndre Hopkins, his past, who he is now who he associates himself with.
He is not Aaron.
Aaron Hernandez had flags at the draft.
Everybody knew that.
We all know the story now.
He already had the flags. That's why he dropped.
He should have been a clear cut first rounder, and he dropped in the draft because of all the flags.
Because of the incidents that happened in Florida.
We've all seen the do***entary on Netflix by now.
I mean that do***entaries almost as crazy as the Tiger King.
Now nothing is crazier than the Tiger King, then maybe Bill O'Brien's mind, but that this is, you know, this is where we're at now.
I mean, if I'm Bill O'Brien, I am trying to save face right now, and I am blaming this on Carol Baskins.
If anybody is saying to me, why did you trade DeAndre Hopkins? I'm saying it's Kid's been Baskins fault because the only way that this guy could save any face right now, and I think the only reasonable explanation is that it's Carol Baskins fault, because I don't get the move, and then DeAndre Hopkins or DeAndre or DeShaun Watson can't be happy about this.
I mean, hey, really? And he kind of I'm just gonna look for his tweet here.
I mean, he really showed it Just is this pleasure? First of all, he went publicly said, You know, what can I say? Thank DeAndre Hopkins for his leadership and basically said, Hey, thank you for making me a better quarterback, A better person, a better teammate.
Everything of that nature.
So it wasn't one of those things. They go.
Then Shawn Watson writes quote, I don't know how to make it out of here Clean.
Can't even keep track of who plays for the other team.
Iconic duos rip and split at the seams End quote and listen.
That's a direct shot.
And then there was, Ah, Patriots right or something that tweeted a a picture of Bill Ballot shack on a phone to Shawn Watson liked it.
You don't do that if you're Houston tax and wannabe Houston taxing for life, and I mean, that's now sparked all these rumors that watch is gonna be a patriot.
And the whole thing is, is Bill O'Brien is probably crazy enough to trade him to the Patriots.
So what do they do? They sign Randall Cobb to be his replacement.
And listen, I got no beef with Randall Cobb.
Randall Cobb is a good wide receiver.
I would take Randall Carver as a patriot, but he's not going to replace the Andre Hopkins.
I mean, Bill O'Brien gifted the Cardinals.
DeAndre Hopkins for David Johnson in a second round draft pick like this.
Does he not realize how ridiculous that sounds? And now they're gonna go into this season with Will Fuller as their stretch guy.
And I got no beef with Fuller.
I think he's fast.
I think he's pretty good.
But if you don't think that he was that he benefited from plane with DeAndre Hopkins, If you don't think he benefited and coverage, you're out of your mind.
Car business is a decent good, you know, solid wide receiver, but he's not DeAndre Hopkins.
Well, who the hell is Kenny Stills now? He's sort of Ah, you know what could have been type of guy and when he got Kiki Cootie.
I mean, that's that's not DeAndre Hopkins, So it's I don't know.
It just I don't understand what Bill O'Brien was thinking.
It still blows my mind today.
And then how, you know, and for me, I'm just I'm just If I'm Bill O'Brien, I'm just ignoring it.
I'm not even addressing this situation.
I don't know how he can come out and even say anything about this because it's just insane.
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All right? Now I want to go on my second feature tonight, which is called the top five underrated teams heading into the 2020 draft.
Again, this list will change after the draft.
What? I wanted to address this now, you know, when we look at the NFL media, when we look at fans were always very quick to write teams off.
We're also very quick to overhype teams.
You know, you think about the sum of the underrated teams in 2019 the Tennessee Titans come to mind.
I know the only finished nine and seven, but they go all the way to the A F C championship game.
I'm sure there's nobody who was giving them that kind of success.
And then you had the overrated, overhyped Cleveland Browns.
Oh, I got Odell Beckham Jr all we got.
Oh, you know Lake And and they end up going six and 10 right? It's the same thing Every year.
Somebody exceeds expectations.
Somebody under achieves and doesn't come close to meeting expectations, and it won't be any different this season.
It's always gonna be like that, and I made a list today that will change after the draft, but I want to talk about the top five underrated teams heading into the 2020 draft.
Number five on my list is the Arizona Cardinals now.
They went five and 10 last year, okay? And I think one of the reasons that they're underrated is they've been bad for a very long time.
They've really been bad.
I don't Carson Palmer did a little bit there, but they've really been bad since Kurt Warner.
Ah, there's sort of a for gotten team around the NFL.
Not a lot of people pay attention to them, but here's why.
I think they could surprise people this year. Number one.
They have DeAndre Hopkins and they would have been.
I just wanted to know they would have been on my list, even if they would have.
Even if they win a trader for DeAndre Hopkins, they would have been on my list, but DeAndre Hopkins there.
Cuyler Murray, The Associated Press offensive Rookie of the year.
I didn't watch much of him.
I'm gonna admit it.
It's not like I start there watching Arizona game after game after game.
But I watched a couple of games and he's He's legit, man.
I'm telling you, he is lead Cuyler.
Murray is a legit quarterback.
I now understand why they moved on from Josh Rosen and Cap are moved on from them and drafted Colin Murray.
The kid is for real.
They're not stock with David Johnson and that bloated contract where they're gonna feel the need to play him because of what he's being paid.
Kenyon Drake had played this kind of rejuvenated his career when he got traded last year, his average of 5.
2 yards per carry.
And if they can improve their defense throughout the draft, that you're gonna be a not look, they're in a tough division in the West, but they can really, really improve their team.
Number four on my list is the New England Patriots.
We all know why they're underrated.
They lost Tom Brady, who's now a Tampa Bay Buccaneer.
They started faltering near the end of last season after going eight and only finished the season 12 and four, right.
The A F C East is getting better.
The Bills are getting better that Dolphins are getting better.
The Jets still have a decent team.
They just have a bad coach.
The Patriots are gonna have the hardest schedule in the NFL this year, at least on paper and because of salary cap in $26 million in debt money.
Besides the defensive tackle, the Patriots have done nothing in the free agent market to improve the team.
Why could they surprise people? Number one Nam Bill Belichick? Bill Belichick is there's gonna be awards named after him one day.
Bill Belichick is the goat, him and Tom Brady of the two goats, whether together or whether separate Belichick will still be the goat.
He needs to have a big draft.
But ballot shocking is preparedness, and how he schemes will be a big part.
Jared Stadium is another reason that the Patriots a believer, underrated nobody.
You see these guys like Skip Bayless and all these people who pretend to be professionals.
They have no idea what Jared sit him could bring.
Just like I don't I always said, I don't know what the Patriots are gonna look like this season, but I think Jared Stadium could surprise a lot of people.
And he could be a lot better than some people are giving him credit for right.
The Patriots still have eight solid defense.
Devin McCourty, Stefan Gilmore, J. C.
Jackson, Jonathan Jones, Jason McCord, E Dante Hightower.
Um, Juwan Bentley, Adam Butler.
Lawrence Guy Chase.
That defense, even losing Jamie Collins and Kyle Van Noy and a Landon Roberts is still pretty stacked, and I could see the Patriots making a big draft move, bringing in a linebacker, bringing in another defensive tackle.
They're gonna have to address the offensive line and tight end and wide receiver in the draft as well, but the Patriots have enough draft picks to do it.
I also think you gotta look at new Kill Harry and Jacoby Meyers.
Number one people really kind of crapped on them.
I'm not beating up Tom Brady with this comment.
I'm just stating a fact.
Brady did not want to train the rookies last year.
He was upset that he had to train.
With so many young guys being gone, Rochelle Ski, Jacoby, Meyers and Nick, you'll hear he wanted proven veterans well.
Jared Stadium and Jacoby Meyers showed a lot of chemistry in the pre season last year.
I think Nick Eel Harry now has a knob on opportunity with less pressure to learn how to play football and step up.
And I think that the Patriots are gonna be a much better team than people think.
Now Number three on my list is another A F C East team, and it's the Miami Dolphins.
Why are they underrated? They've been bad for a long time.
There's still a delusion that they're a year to away.
They still haven't really addressed their quarterback situation, and the A F C A e a f c East.
Maybe too tough.
And you know what? Maybe that's the case, but how could they surprise people this year? Number one.
When we talk about the ballot check coaching tree, that's never anything that brag about.
Josh McDaniels is a head coach.
Commodity is a head coach.
Bill Brian is a head coach.
There's never really, like an animal.
Mixtape in is a little bit different.
He had his success in Alabama, but when it comes and I felt things, there's not a lot of things.
The brothers not map.
Patricia is not doing great in Detroit, but Brian Flores seems he could come out is the best coach off the ballot check tree.
He's doing things right.
I also believe that I also believe that you're looking at either Joe Borough are to attack a viola.
Change those air to franchise changing quarterbacks, and the Dolphins are going to get one of them.
So I think that the quarterback situation will be resolved.
They bolstered the hell out of their defense is here, bringing in familiar faces Kyle Vanoy, Landon Roberts.
Then they signed Shack loss in the shot signed Byron Jones.
Their defense is gonna be pretty friggin solid this year.
And then they have a ton of draft capital, three first rounders to second rounders, and then they have nine more pics, three through seven.
That's a lot of room to bring in.
That's a lot of room to make some big draft choices, and we don't know what the Dolphins are gonna be.
Maybe they're not ready this year.
Maybe they are, but with the coaching staff, with the players and opportunity that they can bring him with the draft, what they did in free agency.
Miami's gonna be a very solid team this year.
Number two on my list, which may surprise people but is the Detroit Lions? They're underrated because they always seem to disappoint people, and they can never seem to be able to get things together, even though they look like a more solid team.
Matt Patricia, the head coach, and Bob Quinn, the general manager.
Both former Patriots alum Bob Quinn, the former director of player personnel, which Nick Cesario Know has, and Matt Patricia, defensive coordinator.
Bella check guys there on the hot seat.
The owner of Detroit has told them it's playoffs or you're fired.
And then they traded away their corner.
Best cornerback Darius Slay to the Philadelphia Eagles.
So, I mean, there's a lot saying that they could be underrated this year.
But why? I think they could surprise people.
They looked really good before Matthew Stafford got hurt last year.
I think Matthew Stafford's one of the more underrated quarterbacks in the league.
I don't think he's had.
Besides Megatron, he hasn't had help outside of Megatron.
They now have Danny Amendola, who was a favorite target for him.
They have bolstered their defense.
I mean, you want to talk about bringing a familiar faces? The Detroit Patriots? I mean, you got Danny Amendola Lee of Trade Flowers, Jamie Collins, Danny Shelton, Danny Shelton who I believe was the biggest value signing of last year.
The Patriots paying him a $1,000,000.
When you look at his numbers and what he did, he performed way over a $1,000,000.
So I think that there and you know it and they had a lot of bad breaks in 2019.
You think about that green begging that they lost.
They should have one when trade flowers got two hands to the face penalties when he didn't touch the guy's face.
You know, health will go a long way.
Health will go a long way.
And I think that they are.
I think they're going to surprise some people this year and number one on my list.
Blog's predicted that I would say the New York Giants, and he would be incorrect because the number one underrated team of my list this year because of their five and 11 record last year is the L.
I had a bad 2019 season, and then they lost Melvin Gordon to the Broncos.
Assyria is probably, you know, a top 10 running back in the league.
The A F C West could be the hardest division in football.
You got Patrick Mahomes.
You've got the Raiders that are on their way up.
Jon Gruden has been no joke since he's been back.
Mike May Ox actually showing he's got a little bit of an ability to be a general manager.
Why could the L.
A charger surprise People number one Philip Rivers, Philip Rivers was an issue last year.
When you watch that team, Philip Rivers was a big liability, and I'm like, I'm a river's guy.
I don't hate Philip Rivers.
He's always been one of my favorite guys. Tow watch.
I think he's a legit guy. He's humble.
He's, you know, he is what he is.
He was an issue last year.
Have they addressed the quarterback situation? Absolutely not.
Can they address it in the draft? Absolutely.
And I expect them to.
You know, we could see a Jordan love type of player.
I don't think they're gonna be going with what's his name.
The former Buffalo Bill there, that's his name's escaped my mind, but I think that we could see a Herbert signed with them.
They're gonna pick up one of those sort of second tier quarterbacks, and I think it could make him better.
Are they brought in? You know, the offensive line was an issue last year.
They brought him Brian Beluga, who's who's going to be good, and then they got a pretty solid offense.
I mean, you're talking about a team that has Hunter Henry, a tight end in Keenan Allen at wide receiver.
And you know what? Tyrod could be underrated.
Maybe he does succeed whether they address it in the draft, Re comes in and pulls a Teddy Bridgewater, like Bridgewater looked in New Orleans.
Regardless, I think it's a solid team with a solid defense with an improved offensive line and a little bit of draft stuff could really, really, really improve the L A charges this year.
Look, a lot of can happen between now and the draft.
We can see trades made things happen.
I mean, there's lots of things can change this.
This change will list the power rankings will change.
I mean, we don't know April 5th, what teams are gonna look like in September, October, November in December? But I have been from an early prediction standpoint, those are my top five underrated teams going into the NFL draft this year.
Then, after the draft, will be able to look at and kind of get a better idea of what people are doing, what teams are doing, what they look like.
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I'm calling a Madden game.
I don't know how to do it.
I've never called any sport game before.
I'm gonna be doing some practice this week to try to be up for it.
Look, SportsCastrs been good to me.
I'm going to be good.
They asked me to do this, so I'm gonna do it for them.
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And like I said earlier, guys, I got big announcements coming down the pipe.
I'm very busy behind the scenes.
I can't see anything now, but it's coming soon, so make sure you tune in every single night because you never know when I'll be making announcement.
All right, so just so you guys know I will be flying solo all week.
I could not get any guests lined up on the show this week.
I got some really good feedback.
Apparently, a lot of you like me having the Gaston.
So I'm working really hard trying to get some guests for next week.
I don't want to just keep bringing the same people on over and over again.
It will give boring eventually.
Um, I might bring Connor commentary back on. Ah.
Had a blast with him.
I'm not gonna buggy.
And just yet in the Brit Chief, we're looking more closer to the draft I just had with Tyson on last Thursday, so it's not ready to bring him back.
So I am working on trying to get some guests for next week.
Ah, So bear with me.
Then thank for all the feedback I was.
I didn't know how people were gonna like the gas and you guys were.
I got a lot of positive feedback and messages about it, so Ah, because people seem to like it. I'm going to keep the try.
I'm gonna try to keep it going.
And your guys, um, Patriots girl Global Haven't heard from him in a hot minute.
I mean, I'm not Ah, patriot.
Global does this thing? I do my thing.
How about getting the dolphin in the jet van? Impossible.
I am working on that.
I'm tight with the Dolphins fan.
And I did something on a Jet Fans channel not long ago.
Um, so I'm gonna reach out to him and house, see if I can have him on my show, and we can talk some New York Jets and that kind of thing.
So I am working on that.
I brought in the buffalo guy, and I'm probably gonna try to bring Mario on in the next week or so to you.
I had a really good time talking with him, and and I wanna explore the Buffalo Bills a little bit deeper as well.
And, ah, you know, we went for.
We went for an hour and 1/2.
Yeah, I love hashtag.
Look, I don't like a lot of Buffalo video makers, a lot of Buffalo fans and especially being in Buffalo, you know, being from Toronto and being in Buffalo Bills, you know, territory.
I'm not a fan of Buffalo Bills fans, but he's a good one, and his partner is pretty good, too.
So I'm gonna try to reach out to them and and have them on.
And you know what, guys? I want to say this to you.
Try to stay positive throughout this whole cove, it 19 crisis man.
Um, I know that we just wanted to go away.
Unfortunately, it's not going to go away any time soon.
Ah, and I'm seeing a lot of negative comments, and people are reaching out to me and just tell me how depressed they are and upset.
And I get it, man, you know, it's, um but I think that if we're just, we're continuing on with our negativity of now.
When we start getting 23 months into it, it's gonna be that much worse for you.
Try to stay as positive you can if you're on the front line and you're working.
I tip my hat to you as the rest of us are hiding from it. You're out there.
Guys like Joe, you know, fighting forward with it.
Please try to stay positive.
You know, I saw Joe's Facebook post, you know, and him in his mask.
And I worry about him, and I want him to be safe.
Find a way to pass the time If you are at home.
You know, when my wife and kids there, they're doing puzzles, and I I mean, I don't Ah, I don't get involved with the puzzle making because I would just flip the frickin thing.
It's like 2000 pieces, but they're having a blast.
They're passing the time I rearranged the studio in the office.
You know, um, I started a tic tac channel or whatever.
I don't know. They call it tick talk.
Paige to ah, embarrass my kids.
My kids said they hate my di jokes.
They would be die if I went on a tick talk, you know? And I love it because it just like I toid I've wanted to talk like I'm not in the public eye all the time.
You know, like, I don't come on sports guys overnight.
Like I don't come on on anything but Yeah, man.
I mean, you look, I love it, right? Puzzles.
I'm building a Lego Yoda at the moments crazy.
I start last night, I can get a full NFL helmet Lego piece.
And I'm actually thinking that hurts ago three d puzzle of ah, on NFL helmets, and they're gonna get a Patriots won, you know, it's to stay fit.
Why Ryan will be safe doing that job. Be secure.
Bobby, you and I, You love three d model. That's great, man.
You know, Bobby and I, we can hide in the house, man.
Well, message each other during the day.
You hiding? I'm hiding.
Are you hiding? We're all hiding the guys.
Please, please, please, please, please.
Yeah, You can get patriots won, so I'm gonna be trying to get a Patriots won all.
I'm trying to save you guys.
Man is please stay safe.
Don't go outside.
If you don't have to go out just to do whatever you got to do your groceries wash your hands, take a shower.
You know, um, all that kind of stuff be safe.
I'm trying to keep myself healthy and keep myself safe so that I could come out here each never named.
Talk to you guys.
Um and that's it.
Man, I want to say thank you to SportsCastr for giving me the opportunity to come out here each and every night and talk to pass nation and football fans from all over the world.
Thank you to all of you.
Come out here and support me as I have new stuff rolling in.
And I got all these exciting opportunities coming down the pipe with new ways to make money.
It does not escape me that if it wasn't for you guys supported me and especially lot of yogis.
And then even the late commerce was supporting.
You know, you got the Ogi is like make chicken logs and Joe, who were my YouTube guys and then you guys like Bobby and Ryan over my Oh, geez with SportsCastr that always retweeted help me promote It helped me build it up that way.
You know, Chris is the same.
I really, really appreciate all of you guys support and, you know, for the inner circle.
And you all know if you're part of the inner circle or not.
I appreciate your friendship and your support as we go along.
And as we throw ideas out at each other even when Bobby's going on Rance in the in the in the Chinese section, um, I still appreciate it all.
Ah, you guys have been run in and, you know, I just love we got there's, like, five or six of us to have a private show.
Ah, China, on the private shot on Twitter and some plans.
I know in Bobby's that's got some on his mind excited.
See one after another after another after another, and you can tell he's trying to get his thoughts together and I love it.
And then it's usually Rhino or Joe who comes in with some comment that just keeps it going for the next 40 is good.
I have farm, and that's the kind of stuff I love. I read everything.
I don't always reply, do it, but I read every single one because I just love it.
It's the way it is, man.
And ah, you know I'd love that Bobby on the show one day and **** him off because I feel like if I could **** him off, I get I'm really, really crazy going.
I could just see him upset.
I would love to see Bobby upset on air with me and just get him all up.
Uh, I have been Even though liquor stores are essential, service is I have been I have been, um, just sipping the cognac, just sipping it, you know, just tasting it.
I don't want the bottle that I don't wanna have to go out.
And I'm down to about half a bottle of the Hennessy.
Ah, and we go liquors essentials.
You guys want to learn something? I'll teach you guys something.
Liquor in is very, very essential.
Because if they stop the cells of alcohol, it would actually burden the health care system.
Ah, as a social worker, we were actually terrified that they were going to stop alcohol sales through this because, yeah, and and meticulous got alcoholics actually can literally die because of it.
When someone comes off of alcohol, especially cold, turkey's, which would basically be ran out of booze, can't get your hands on booze.
They could go into cardiac arrest.
Ah, blood, sugars, blood, sugars can Ah, uh can drop a lot of times when an alcoholic stops drinking, they will be monitored by a medical professional.
Um, you could have seizures because of it.
Um, so yeah, it's a ah, it's It's actually a, uh It could become a medical crisis.
It seemed with here in Canada, marijuana is legal here, and a lot of people with depression and anxiety actually self medicate with it.
It's not that I support it, you know, I don't support them self medicating.
I wish they would go see a doctor and get put on proper medication.
And B uh, and and be, um, you know, responsible about it and that kind of thing, you know, and get real stuff.
But, um, if they can't get the marijuana, then they can go into a depression and anxiety.
You can get into some deeper, deeper stuff.
So we were very concerned that they were going to stop marijuana and alcohol sales.
So right now, the social worker, I'm very relieved that it's ah, I'm very relieved that it's going right and again.
I don't I don't, you know, support self medication or anything of that nature.
But it's just, um you know, and I prefer that it come from a medical professional.
Yeah, that's Ah, that's it.
You haven't people of issues with people.
Yes, some people, some people, are stupid.
Um, we've had to take some drastic effects here.
Like put caution tape all around parks.
Ah, and Brant in, which is just down the road from me.
Maybe, you know, half a kn hour.
Ah, East West Story West.
Um, they had the bus.
The party that had 20 people in the backyard, you know, and ah, they're giving out finds now.
So right now we have a, um, a bylaw in the province of Ontario that no gatherings of more than five people.
If you're unless it's you no immediate family that lives with you.
If you are found with ah, more than five people, it's a minimum.
Ah, Fine of $750.
The party of 20 people.
They didn't even bother giving him the 7 50 They gave a court order a maximum fine of $100,000.
And from what we understand, this party a 20 they're looking for $100,000 fine.
Um, so, yeah, it's where your people were stupid.
You know, it's, um it's the only way, unfortunately, right now to to stop the spread or slow the spread, the spread is gonna be there.
But to not overwhelm the health care system is to is to social distance.
And, you know, if people would just do it, we wouldn't have situations like New York or Italy or you, I mean, in that kind of thing.
And, you know, it was the 10,000 people in Italy who took off from quarantine before they could be quarantine.
And, you know, it just it just shows.
Um, you know, I'm seeing Ronald think people climbing over barricades to get to the beaches like it's, you know, last week Florida just closed down their beaches like I swear to God to keep.
Seems like they forgot to tell Florida, you know, like Florida just kept going.
Um, yeah, and if people just do the right thing will survive.
So keep yourself said what we can only do is keep yourself safe, um, and and and, you know, make sure you're probably you're practicing proper hygiene.
I'm actually walking around with gloves on now when I'm in public.
I've never done that in my entire life, and I'm not even embarrassed by it.
I had to run to my office to do some printing award gloves.
I had to go to the grocery store to, ah, to pick stuff up and wore the gloves.
And again, I'm not that kind of guy.
I have never been, you know, that kind of person to wear masks and gloves.
I haven't put the mask on yet, which would be useless.
Anyway, it's gonna have to shave my beard.
But I am wearing the gloves and, you know, it's, um ah, you take your gloves off to use your phone.
Yeah, I don't touch anything.
And then I even use I p even put hand sanitizer.
White are the alcohol, Whatever.
Ah, the hand sanitizer on my debit card when you use my debit card to pay for things like I put on the outside of my wallet, You know, we're wiping stuff down when it comes home.
We're doing well.
Don't forget, guys. I think you guys all know this by now.
I'm I'm a vulnerable person for this, right? I have heart disease and kidney issues, so it's if I catch it.
I mean, I'm in that that death category.
So we're doing everything we can to be cautious on my side that I don't catch it and and that we're okay.
All right, guys, I think from there, um, I'm gonna I'm going Thio call that quits now? Because I got really depressing really quickly.
No, Really, really appreciate.
Guys always tune in. Like I said, man, it was for all of you.
I wouldn't be where I am today. Thank you, SportsCastr.
Thank you, doll.
All the DPM fans, You'll have a good night.
I'll be back tomorrow.