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I just spent two hours with my colleagues Joe New Beau and Lawrence O in discussing all of the quarterbacks who will be.
I guess we could call it spending their first year in the NFL this year.
We talked about predictions.
It got heated at times, but it's always a good heated.
I loved those boys to death.
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So I've been having a good time here on the SportsCastr news.
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Ladies and gentlemen, it is Tuesday, May the 19th.
2020 Sad day here in Ontario, Canada is the were not Assad.
They probably the smartest decision they could have made, but announced that the schools were going to be canceled for the rest of the season.
Rest of the year, kids won't be stolen back until September.
My daughter was one of those people graduating this year, so I feel for her.
But as we go through this whole cove, it movement and all that kind of stuff, Man, I think we just need to look for hope.
I think there's a little bit of hope with maybe a vaccine coming out next January and that kind of thing.
But welcome to the railroad show and hopefully for the next August, now 28 minutes or so, I can entertain you out to the best of my ability.
We just have a little bit of fun and we can talk about the National Football League because that's what you will get here on DP and Sports talk.
Because here a DP And we like football.
We like football season and everything that goes with it.
And like I said, Man, this whole Coben 19 thing is it's something different.
And when we look at this pandemic, it has impacted the National Football League.
It has changed what would have been.
I mean, O T A s would have been in full gear right now.
We would have been prepping and ramping up from many camps and all that kind of good stuff.
Instead, the NFL off season has gone virtual, and I mean everything about the NFL's virtual.
The draft was done.
Virtual team ot Azour being done via zoom calls.
You've got coaches that are helping people through zoom and telling the receivers what to do and you know, and missing many cats missing.
Oh ta is missing all the opportunity.
Get the other team.
It hurts every team in the NFL.
Let's let's not pretend that it doesn't, but I think that it's fair to say that some teams get hurt by this more than others.
And I think that when you look at some of the teams going into this season, it's gonna cause more issues than it probably will for others.
And especially when you're looking at teams with new quarterbacks or teams with quarterback questions, I mean everyone not being together right now.
Building this offense will become a problem at some sorts.
I want to take a look tonight at the five teams that are probably the most hurts by these missed many camps.
And I think that one of the things that I was reading up about on today was the honorable mention about the undrafted rookies.
UM, undrafted free agents.
They might be hurt the most minicam, because this is the time that they're there to prove themselves as NFL players.
And we've seen guys like Adam feeling we've seen Malcolm Butler, JC Jackson in New England.
We've seen all these guys come in who were undrafted free agents and were able to become standouts in the National Football League, were able to find them.
So the position, the lesson last time, they have to prove themselves the lesson.
Last time that during? Well, maybe we might see a year where it's the least on UDF A's making an NFL roster as we go along.
Now the Miami Dolphins air definitely one of those teams that are going to be hurt, but at the same time, I don't know, because we have no idea what the Dolphins plans are around to attack a viola.
I've been sort of under the my I guess my prediction is that I don't think that we're going to see Tag available.
I think that's why Josh Rosen is still on the roster.
I believe to A is going to sit his rookie season behind Fitzpatrick.
If things really go awry in, they gotta put in a new quarterback.
I believe it could be Josh Rosen.
Miami hasn't said anything about it.
He But I mean, you also have any old to have to in the building and you can send out the workouts.
The strength coaches and training staff can work with him and and But you do that all digital.
You're not doing it online.
You don't know how healthy he's gonna be.
And the Dolphins, we're a young team and the veterans that they brought in having played together, especially on that defense, what they've really beefed up.
And I think that Miami, even though I don't believe that they're a team that's going to really, really, really make a big impact in the NFL this year.
I think it's a team that really could have benefited from being together, and I mean another team to that.
I don't think is ready to make that big step, though, but it's the Cincinnati Bangles now.
They don't have any quote unquote quarterback questions.
Obviously, they selected Gio Borough without first overall draft pick.
They traded away Andy Dalton, Bro's gonna get thrown to the Wolves, and I think that one thing that they had the advantages is they told Burl way ahead of time.
Hey, man, we are taking you first overall.
Gave him the playbook before he was even drafted.
Sat there having their zoom discussions on their predraft conversations was all about getting him up to speed on the Bengals offense.
But unless you have the ball in your hand, unless you're playing with your teammates, unless you're really there, it's not the same man, and I don't care if Joe burrow through 60 touchdowns last year.
I don't really care how great he looked with L S u He's got a learn how to play in the NFL.
He's be gotta play with all his new teammates.
So this could be just a little bit of a difficult season and would have been a lot easier for them if they could have been together.
And obviously, as he's going through his growing pains, it would have been nice if you could go through the growing pains on the field with his teammates and coaches to kind of go through that.
Then you got a team like the Chicago Bears who, frankly, you want to talk about a team that has a quarterback issue.
It's the Chicago Bears.
Oh yeah, Matt Nagy come out the other night and kind of made it clear that he's going to have a football competition.
It's going to be a battle between Mitchell Tribe Risky and Nick Foles.
But, I mean, how are you gonna have this kind of battle with no minicamp with no O.
T A's? We don't know when I know that the facilities air starting to open around the NFL.
But When are they going to be able to get out there and actually put in the work and put in the competition? Here's what Maggie said about it, he said. Quote.
Mitch isn't going to be able to do it in the spring, and Nick isn't going to be able to do it either, Nagy said.
So it's gonna be very important in whatever time were given.
It's just a fact.
There's just not going to be much time for that to naturally happen for us to see it.
It'll all play itself out of because there are zero agendas in this thing because there's complete honesty.
It's very healthy credit to both these guys. Mission Nick.
They're both really good people.
End quote and look, I understand that Chicago is trying to say, Hey, man, we're not just handing over the starting job to Nick Foles, but I mean, we already saw Chicago, where he saw Chicago opt out on Travis Keys, 50 or option.
They're gonna be pain Nichols eights, hon of money.
But I mean, really like, could Robiskie do enough to keep the starting job right now? I don't think you bring in Nick Foles unless you really plan on doing that? You know, unless you plan on making him to start it.
But you know what? Maybe with the late start, Travis Kikkan show a better understanding of the offense.
I know that Nick Foles didn't look great in Jacksonville.
He's still a former Super Bowl M V P.
That needs to be respected.
So we'll have to see man.
And then you got the New England Patriots, which is obviously a team near and dear to my heart.
And I mean, we're talking about a very, very, very different off season than we've seen with the Patriots in the past.
And that's even disc looting, the whole covert 19 thing.
I mean, for the first time in forever, Tom Brady will not be leading this Patriots offense.
And if the Patriots were really serious about going forward with Jared Stadium is their guy the spring O.
This would have been the time for Jared Stadium to come in and really take control of the Patriots offense.
And look, he can do is best and try to be a leader in team meetings and be that guy because When you're the quarterback man, you need your quarterback to stand up.
You need your quarterback to control that huddle in.
You need them to do all kinds of different things, that this is just unchartered territory for the New England Patriots, being a leader and a zoom meeting is not the same as being a leader on an NFL field.
So I mean again, I think that it's a very difficult decision for everybody who's involved in this sort of planning for all of this.
And look who knows what Bill about site's gonna do.
Maybe he was waiting for Jenna straight training camp.
Maybe he wants to see how they perform in the preseason.
Jared Stadium's gonna be under a lot more pressure this preseason than he was last year, and he looked pretty good.
But obviously, right now would have been the perfect time to start that evaluation.
I mean, I also got guys like Brian Lewicki on that team, but I don't know what his chances are.
Maybe he's competing with Brian Hoyer for the backup.
Who knows really, where that all stands, but I mean, it's a ah, it's it's different in this cove in viruses, really affecting them.
And then you got the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
And look, Tom Brady is a veteran quarterback.
Tom Brady could be the greatest quarterback to ever play the game.
People are. Some will argue.
He won't. He is.
And I think he is.
But he's never played with my cabins and Chris Goodwin before Chris Godwin before.
He's never played with O. J. Howard.
He's never played in a Bruce Arians offense.
We don't know what this time, how involved Tom Brady's gonna be in the game planning.
You'd have to assume that he's somewhat involved in it.
Well, we don't know.
He needs to get on the same page, is them? And I mean, look, I think when you compare him to teams like the Cincinnati Bengals, you compared to the Patriots with Jared stayed, Um, you compared to Miami who's not really sure who the quarterback's gonna be.
You go with rookie, do you go with the veteran? Brady's probably in a better place, a 20 year veteran, but the Buccaneers could still be further along than they are right now, but with no practice time they're not there now.
What that doesn't mean is that Tom Brady isn't trying to improve things with his team.
And as we've seen, slowly but surely, things were starting to get somewhat normal in the NFL, the facilities air beginning to reopen.
And but there's still no coaches allowed and no players allowed unless they're getting treatment.
But I think what we're starting to see, though, is Tom Brady finally getting the opportunity to be with his teammates, throw to his teammates for the first time, and I guess I'm not sure if it was today or yesterday.
I was Tuesday morning, so it was today.
But Rick Stroud of the Joey and Joey night of the Tampa Bay Times, they're both reporting that Tom Brady was out there and he held a two hour throwing session with eight of his teammates at a place called Berkeley Prep.
And I mean, if he was gonna have guys there, he had the right guys there.
Ryan Johnson was there snapping him the football, which, of course, people, I think, sometimes discount the importance of a center.
And being on the same page is the quarterback.
Mike Evans was there, Scotty Miller was there, Camera braid and O.
J. Howard arrived.
He also had his one of his running backs.
Dare, um, Ogan Boil and even had Blaine Gabbert and Ryan Griffin, the other quarterbacks with him.
Tom Brady was basically running a little offensive mini camp, and one of the things that was being reported out of there is that Brady's arm looked live, which shouldn't shock us.
I mean, Brady Brady spends all season.
We're all offseason preparing.
He's got a clock in his ba*****t that counts down to the start of the NFL season.
So it shouldn't at all surprised anybody that Brady's arm looks good.
And I think it's really important for Tom Brady that he got some work in with his pass catchers, especially on those deep routes, something that the Patriots didn't call around A lot of they ran red zone drills.
I mean, they ran a really throwing date.
They ran red zones, the even simulated being backed up in their own ends in their own end, trying to move out the field.
I mean, Brady took this Siri's.
This wasn't just come by boys and have a catch.
This was Tom Brady.
Be like No, no, we got to get our work in.
We need to get this issue done.
But, I mean, that's Tom Brady, right? And then he did.
You know, they all hung out for a little bit after.
Apparently they spent about 25 minutes, is talking away from just beat on the field or needs to be relationship building.
They need to all get on the same page.
We all know, but the famous Tom Brady circle of trust and all that kind of stuff.
So you know he's got to do it.
Look, I think that there's pressure on Tom Brady this year, whether people want a minute or not.
I mean, he really like Listen, as much as I think a lot of people saw this coming, I mean, he shook up the NFL universes.
Here he's gonna get paid is what 25 mil from the Buccaneers ended a 20 year relationship with the New England Patriots.
And I think that he's got you know, he has to know that people are saying I'm not necessarily gonna say I'm saying that what people are saying that this past year he began to show signs of being 42 years old.
That's what people are saying now.
We all know the issues that the Patriots had at wide receiver, and he still threw for 4057 yards.
But for Tom Brady, that's not great numbers.
That's not the numbers were used to.
But I also think that you need Teoh again.
Take into consideration some of the some of the problems that they had.
But I mean, for Tom Brady, 24 touchdowns and interceptions, that's not Tom Brady Lake.
Only completing 60% of his completion rate are completions, a passer rating of 88.
Look, Brady's gonna want to prove a lot of people wrong.
He wants to say, Hey, man, that wasn't me.
That was the people that build ballots that gave That was Antonio Brown falling off the rails and forced me to do it on my own.
Josh Gordon relapse and again forced me to do on my own what he wants to do.
I mean, the street focus here.
I think that Tom Brady, how's it Mr Pro Bowl since 2008 and the only reason that he missed it in 2008 was because he tore his a c l that the first game of the season.
Simon Look, the good news for Brady would be if he does want to prove this world wrong and show that he's still you know that guy, one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL, that he's not aging, dude, he's got one of the most impressive offensive weapons at his disposal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
But that's why I also think there will be pressure, because if he doesn't bounce back in 2020 then there's gonna be a lot of questions.
And I know that people believe that.
Hey, man, it's going to see what they do in Tampa.
What they do in New England already said it doesn't matter what happens in New England.
See other starting Jarrett Stidham.
You gotta get belt check time to build, but a Brady falls off the rails in New England has any sort of success that stocking a look good on him and I'm not saying that's gonna happen.
I'm not here to trash on Tom Brady.
What I am here to do is just remind everybody the Bradys playing under some pressure this year and it will be interesting to see if he can move past that kind of pressure.
But look, just because he's feeling pressure doesn't mean that Brady jumping over to the NFC South isn't putting pressure on other people.
I'm sure the Atlanta Falcons, the Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints nobody is happy about him coming over in that division.
Sean Payton has talked about it.
He wouldn't say he was thrilled.
He kind of said **** when he signed with the Buccaneers.
I mean, does anybody want to play a an obvious Hall of Famer every game? I mean, Brady's again, the greatest of all time.
So having in him in your division will not excite opposing fan bases.
You know a quarterback, Matt Ryan, who's playing on just a sinking ship in Atlanta? Well, he's not exactly thrilled about Tom Brady joining his division.
Here's what he had to say.
He joined Riley, or he talked to Riley Gates of 24 7 sports dot com.
He had a lot to say about this, he said. Quote.
It didn't get any easier for our division.
For sure, they're solid.
Tampa's defense was really tough.
They add Tom, who's such a consistent, a great player.
The division is going to be a battle every week, Ryan said.
Our defense is gonna have their work cut out for them, that's for sure.
It's tough, but I think any time you get those division games late in the year, it gives you a chance to either make up ground or separate yourself.
That's what we're going to need to do that time of year.
I think it's gonna be important for us to get off to a fast start, to make sure at the beginning of the year were right in the mix, so that when we get those division games late in the year, we've got a chance to separate or do what we need to do, Ryan said.
In terms of what we need to do offensively, we're obviously going to have to score some points.
Those are some great offenses in our division.
We've got to focus on that going out week in and week out, finding ways to get touchdowns when we get in the red area and look, it's not like Matt Ryan sitting here having a hissy fit right now and call and foul and saying my Gosh, now I got to deal with Drew Brees, Teddy Bridgewater and Tom Brady now, but, I mean, I think he's making it pretty clear.
He's not exactly jacked up to have to play those guys week after week.
Especially when you got Brees and Brady in the same division.
I mean, where's your where's your reprieve? All right, you get to Breeze.
Now you got to Brady. Got to go through Bridgwater.
Maybe Bridgewater scene is a break because you're gonna have Brees and Brady again.
So I mean, you know, and again, the Falcons, in my opinion, are a sinking ship.
Hey, look, I'm sure deep down, nothing would make Matt Ryan more happy than for Atlanta to come out and win the division against this kind of thing.
That's the competitors, Every quarterback, every professional athlete.
Every real athlete loves competition.
Nobody wants a cake. Walk.
Everybody, once to be able to say they were the best of the best in the NFC South, is doubtfully looking like it's one of the best.
But Matt Ryan has also seen firsthand what Tom Brady could do.
Matt Ryan, I'm sure, remembers crystal clear being up 28 to 3 in the Super Bowl before watching after a great defensive play by Dante Hightower.
He had the watch Tom Brady do with Tom Brady does.
But the amount of competition that's going into the NFC South this year is going to be absolutely phenomenal and fund toe watch, and it's going to make it hard for every team to succeed.
But on top of the Buccaneers getting Tom Brady, they also went out and got his favorite receiver favorite safety blanket.
The guy who's probably going to go down as the greatest tight end to ever play the game.
I mean, you had in Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Let's face it, we're probably the most irrelevant team in football, and I don't think I'm offside saying that.
I think they were one of the most most irrelevant teams in football, and all of a sudden they automatically vaulted to Super Bowl contention and they became somebody's.
And some things in this world people were actually looking at them as a real football team and Tampa Bay fans who were upset who think that I'm disrespecting your team.
I'm sorry, I'm just being honest with you.
Nobody hated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Nobody just knew who they were.
Yeah, and that is one of the big ones about it.
So, look, I think that Brady go into the NFC South.
All it dies is knock the Atlanta Falcons down a peg.
And I mean, if you're Matt Ryan at this point, are you not just sitting there absolutely frustrated? You're sitting there trying to win your first Super Bowl.
You've got to Super Bowl champions in the division one guy with six of them.
And as your ring trade chasing that division just gets harder and harder and harder.
And the Atlanta Falcons need to be looking back at their time, especially in those mid 2000 airs, and realize how bad of an opportunity they blue.
Why not winning it when they had the opportunity and not getting that ring when they really needed it? And look, I'm not somebody who will automatically count a team out of the playoffs are out of contention.
I think we do that too much, and then we get surprised and then people bandwagon.
In 2017 I didn't see a lot of preseason hype of both the Jacksonville Jaguars who ended up playing in the A F C championship game.
But even though I'll sit here and say AM and the season hasn't started, you still have Matt Ryan.
Yeah, the Atlanta Falcons have a chance.
Tom Brady joining the NFC South and Teddy Bridgewater, who gets kind of ignored in that whole mix because of Brady joining the Carolina Panthers, who probably won't make the playoffs with Teddy Bridgewater.
But what they will do is make divisional games a lot tougher.
It makes nothing nothing easier for the Atlanta Falcons, and they're gonna have a pretty difficult time trying to navigate their way through this whole thing.
And, ladies and gentlemen, that is it for the railroad show tonight.
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