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Did I miss anything good in a sea north? Uh, no, I don't think so.
I mean, we just debated on the Packers and the Vikings who would win, and we debated if the Lions would actually have a known 16 season.
That's pretty much it.
Who bought into the bears? Oh, Luke said that he hey said that lions would go in 16 that the bears of areas we agree.
They're probably not gonna have a great season this year.
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What? I mean, the NFC South last year had only one team with a winning record.
I would be surprised today if we only had out.
I'll be surprised worth.
I will be surprised if there's only one team with a losing record this year.
It is stacked, and the main addition to the NFC South was Tom Brady.
Tom Brady signed it to the Buccaneers in free agency.
Veteran quarterback, I mean, And you go, Let's just not with this.
How big of an upgrade is Tom Brady over Jameis Winston, who led the league in total touchdowns in total touchdowns, thrown to his steamer to the other team? That was the issue.
I mean, he also had Yeah, he had the interceptions, obviously.
Um, but I mean, Tom Brady, he runnin Rob Gronkowski.
He's gonna bring in a really, really, really good piece.
That team He just turned 43.
I believe three days ago.
He's an old old quarterback, but I definitely think if you kind of look like a look at every team that Tom Brady has been on once he has joined that team, they have dramatically changed their.
I mean, not much of a sample trust.
Not much of a sample size here because he's he's never played a snap on any other team except for the Patriots.
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I mean, he's only played on for the Patriots so far.
He's been signed to the Buccaneers.
He's not played for the Buccaneers yet.
A little bit of a small sample size, don't you think? Yeah.
I mean, if you will get on, you get his.
He's entering a really, really harsh place.
I mean, these entering gives the NFC cells definitely this second.
I think the second most, you know, I think that's going to be the second most competitive division in the NFC.
It's not the NFL.
He I mean, he's joining a division staff with Drew Brees.
Michael Promise Emmanuel Sanders.
He's joining a division with a new Carolina Panthers team.
They have Matt Rule, the new coach, and he's also joining with a team that doesn't really get wins.
But when it is a lot, when it does pull out wins, it's normally some upset wins.
So what's that kind of one like the Atlanta Falcons? That is a team that is going to be an interesting seem to see against Tom Brady in the Falcons.
They have taught girly.
Um, I'm pretty sure they have thought girly, But, I mean, I think the Buccaneers, I think the Saints we're still gonna win.
With Tom Brady joining him, I think the States are still gonna be the Buccaneers.
We'll discuss more about who's coming up with a division title later on, but to Tampa Bay.
Or should I say Tampa Bay? I mean seven and nine last year, then the new quarterback and new tight end and arguably one the best tight end corpse in the league, if not the best, right up there with the Baltimore Ravens.
I mean, this is a really interesting team, and this this one's a bit of a tougher question, and I'm not so sure how I would answer this either.
But that said, How is Tom Brady? And upgrade over James Once is enough.
I just I just think, comrade, he's not gonna throw that many pigs.
Um, he may throw unequal amount of touchdowns is Winston, But I think problem Brady's in the twenties of touchdowns thrown this year, and I mean in interceptions.
He's probably gonna throw someone somewhere like 6 to 15.
Other than Winston.
You through, I believe 30 or 32 last year, a store come out of interceptions for James Winston.
And yeah, and he got signed by the Saints who worry have case of Hill.
They lost Harry Birds water to the Panthers.
But, I mean, they signed Jamis Winston.
I mean, it's gonna come down to Jamis, Winston Taysom Hill.
Who's gonna take over that thing? I mean, a lot of people are thinking about Taysom Hill leaving for the Patriots this year.
I never saw that happening, nor did I really see Cam Newton coming Patriots.
I saw the Patriots were gonna go sit him fairly not, yeah, I mean, the whole Patriots situation will discuss that one on another show because if there's one thing I have learned about doing the show.
Hugo, I think we found you found this one out.
We have hours of story lines to talk about barely an hour to get who It all how we fit it all in.
That is gonna be the question.
And how are the But the Buccaneers? It was they didn't more than Tom Brady in the off season.
They bolstered their offensive line.
And I think that is key because not all the interceptions, not all of the 30 plus interceptions, but some of the interceptions had to have been because that Winston was struggling for time in the pocket.
So, I mean, we saw right early in the draft is what, The ninth overall pick.
They took an offensive lineman and they consistently went for offensive linemen to help out Tom Brady.
Because Tom Brady is in a stage in his career right now.
What? He needs help.
He can help get a team to where they should be, but he's gonna need help to do it.
And I'm curious to see how that offensive line evolved throughout the year because offensive line, if the offensive line isn't good for a Tampa, well, the Buccaneers, they're not gonna be too good either.
What do you think? Yeah, At my sports update on Twitter, they released through the new, uh, what? What it looks like for the, uh They released the pictures or video of the new um Ah, Washington T football team helmet.
I just retweeted it.
Go check that out for the buccaneers.
I mean, they're entering.
That I would say is more most of an offensive division, not much of, ah, defensive division.
I mean, the Saints, they about decent defense.
So do the Buccaneers.
I mean, really, each team all has a That's a pretty margin, you know, a decent defense.
They're not like it's not, you know, for a little defense of all decent, because, I mean, we have looky Klay retire from the Panthers.
The Falcons defense wasn't impressive.
You have a saint defense, which was, and there were good parts.
There were bad parts, and I wasn't particularly impressed that a Buccaneers defense gave up.
What was it? 500 plus yards toe the rams like I mean, it was really, really intriguing to me.
How, like some all the defense's there was, like, one or two games where they were on.
There were one or two games where they're often. Then they were all.
They were mediocre.
You said it perfectly. It's just not a defensive division.
That said Tom Brady, How much of an offense, How much how much offensive firepower is really going to have against a week, your defense? I mean, he goes from a division.
Well, this even I'm not.
Yeah, exactly another division that's pretty weak.
And I mean, that's where he got a lot of this success.
I definitely I definitely think that what is going to come down to is know what this Saints are gonna do.
So if you see the same go and actually have a chance for a 13 and three season, I don't think there's more trouble for the Buccaneers.
I think that seems could end up being the bucket years.
I think that they could end up beating on twice.
I mean, that's gonna be an interesting thing.
Yeah, you said you saw Brady will be throwing in 20 years and the Touchdown Rangers, Is it So many weapons? Mike Evans, Chris got when Rob Gronkowski was just talking about Gronk for a second. Actually.
What do you expecting out of Gronk after not having played football for a year and with a short and off season? Well, I mean Gronk Rob Gronkowski, Good player, great player, I mean, but if you look a Rob Gronkowski, he's had some really bad injuries.
He's had some injuries that have shortened his season off and have, you know, even prevented his own team for morning the Super Bowl because they don't have it.
And they just didn't really have that much of the thing of a team.
But I mean, if you look at, you know, getting Rob Gronkowski back, I think that the only reason that the Patriots that the, uh, that they traded Gronk there is that Grant was I think that Fulham Brady was gonna be calm like the better team.
And I just think that I think that he they just wanted to dump a mall there.
He would have become dead weight for the Patriots.
I think would be not good this season.
You said he would be the weight I will get back to this.
I'm just curious what you're thinking about this point Graca retired, which means he's not getting paid, so it would not sing something going against the salary cap.
And by the way, the Patriots have taunts of space.
I do want to get to that later on if you have time.
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Annual stiffness either.
And the thing was like Gronk.
He wasn't He was on Lee.
He wasn't gonna play for the Patriots.
He was only gonna play for Tom Brady on the bucket, so I just don't know.
I mean, it was to the Patriots.
Patriots didn't have any options.
He could either get something out of him or they could not get something out of him.
And they chose to try to get something out of him.
I mean, I I always thought that once he retired that I mean, the patriots.
I don't know if they signed him back to trade him, but, I mean, javelins is still the contract when Yeah, See? I mean, um, Luke, Let's he, uh, right now are the single also blue currently update on Luke.
He says it says for a four page not found right now.
Um, uh, So right now, Luke, not looking that great into this thing? Um, uh I mean, just we hope that he conjoined here must not came up with an idea.
Um, so hopefully we'll be groundball Luke.
And second, you were saying about rock in this production for 2020.
I definitely think that, um, Brady will definitely get They're getting good receiving tight and a good to a tight end right there.
I mean, but I If I'm Brady, I think I'm gonna throw a lot more to guys that have actually played.
And that actually did some really great things last season.
Like Mike Evans for Scotland.
Like you were saying.
I mean, these guys, I definitely throw their I rather much rather throw their I think wrong is just gonna be on this team, you know? He's gonna play with Brady right now.
Catching 6 to 10 touchdowns is here.
Yeah, I mean, that's going to be interesting to see the production is actually your fantasy owner.
There's so much talent.
Um, that on just on the buccaneers, there's constant, constant, constant talent and kind of like the Ravens.
You just don't know who is going to step up on a week by week basis.
I just have a feeling he's gonna try to go to Grok because you'll have chemistry with Gronk and more chemistry than you have with the rest of the Buccaneers team combined.
Yeah, I definitely think that he will have a lot more Kevin Truth.
Gronk I mean, that's gonna be a huge thing for Brady and Gronk.
I mean, what is your estimate for Gronk this year? Do you think he's going to come back and have like, a wonderful season? Or is he going to come back and have, like he said, Wonderful? I don't know.
I think there's no doubt that he's in shape.
That's being in shape, doesn't prepare you to play football.
I'm being able to take the hits and all that great stuff that goes along with making the millions that they will.
Those guys make a foreground.
I don't think I think Ron will be okay, but I'm not buying into all that I am buying into some. I think he gets targets.
I think he makes him catches.
I think he gets injured within the 1st 8 weeks of the season and then bye bye, Gronk.
Um, so I guess there's that prediction.
Interesting stat here.
No team has ever won the Super Bowl in their own stadium ever.
I mean, I don't even think that teams have been able to actually play in their own stadium in the Super Bowl.
That it also, like, came close a couple of years ago.
We had the cardinals and they made a run.
But here's the thing the Buccaneers are hosting Super Bowl 55.
Is that what we're up to? That's crazy. Yeah.
I mean, but if you look at the Super Bowl or ah, venues thes, these are very, very weird like venues for to hold the Super Bowl.
I mean, not not, like, not in the 2023 or 20.1.
Season one, you're gonna have it up in l. A.
But you you're You've already had it. Raymond James Stadium.
You already have it.
Had it in, um, at ST form Stadium, Glendale, Arizona.
Um, you you've already had at the Superdome.
I know these are big venues and great venues at that, but I mean, the Superdome It's been 10 years since they host the Super Super Bowl there.
Why don't they go out to like Las Vegas by 2023? Why don't they do that? I mean, it's it's It's very, very weird.
I mean, the with the way that they go out to these places.
I definitely think Raymond James Stadium was due for a due for a Super Bowl.
But I mean, now it's We were gonna have floor of back to back.
And, you know, I know a lot of teams that actually would love to host the Super Bowl.
I mean, I don't think Gillette Stadium's hosted the Super Bowl, which is money.
Here's the issue, and this is the issue of every Super Bowl.
And if you go back to Super Bowl 48 MetLife this was the issue, then it has to be in a Southern in a Southern place with good weather.
Oh, yeah, because that's restaurant consistent issue.
Otherwise, M and T Bank stating, would have hoped that we would have seen someone.
Pittsburgh, You're right about Gillette Stadium.
The issue isn't as much the stadium.
It's about the weather around the stadium.
And if you go back to the MetLife Stadium.
They were calling for a blizzard on the day of the Super Bowl, which didn't come and didn't happen.
It, like you're really playing with fire.
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I'll tell you what.
We feel free to chat in your opinions on any of this as well as anyone else. Watch it.
Always like having comments, but But my baby's gonna have a shot this year, winning Super Bowl in his own stadium.
I don't think he does.
Yeah, that's true.
I mean, I I think we're gonna get to playoff predictions a lot later in this thing.
But I mean, we only have 40 minutes left.
Let's we just jumped to start like, predicting teams.
Let's do some predictions leader at the and you are right, though.
I mean, how tough is it to keep the show? Or we could talk for hours to one hour and that that is just the joy of coordinating a show between three different time zones, you know, I mean, yeah, makes it fun.
All right, let's let's let's do some planters.
New head coach in a matter rule.
Retired Greg Olsen shipped out of their new quarterback.
I mean, completely blowing up everything.
What are your thoughts? Um, Carolina, Obviously.
New quarterbacks, new quarterbacks.
They shipped out.
Um, they got rid of candy and they got rid of a call.
Alan on the Redskins.
Well, I'm not really allowed to call them anymore.
The Reds and the Washington football team, they grab him, I think because Ron Rivera had a lot of hope for Kyle Allen and so grabbing Kyle Alan out of, you know, the team that he was just in, I think is gonna help help him out because he actually knows the quarterback.
But, I mean, Carolina Panthers.
I definitely think that, um, having birds water is definitely gonna help them.
But the things they're definitely going to knock them down.
A couple are going to be the teams that the players that you know retired or they got rid of.
I mean, if you look at, you know, looky klia really talk defensive player.
He was like you.
He left, and I mean they have They did bring in a Rod, Robbie Rock, Rodney, Robby Anderson I believe on they brought him in.
He's definitely gonna help.
I think that he could end up catching 15 TDs from Ah Bridgwater.
I think birth water is gonna be a really good t ah, quarterback.
And I mean, you're gonna have to quarterbacks in there that are kind of the same white, same type of player, not d J. Moore.
And you're gonna have, uh I believe his name is D J. Moore.
I can't remember if it did you and you have tapers water.
They're both Really, really.
You know, some good quarterbacks right there.
Just just a wide receiver.
They drafted him from University of Maryland a couple years ago.
Oh, well, then they also broaden PJ more from Sanjay Walker from Except you can walk her.
Yeah, I mean, the excess ology.
Scott board up the xsl.
Got that all bought off by him.
What's his name by, Um, The rock? Yeah, because he was, like, the main saying back then, back in the back and no one when they started the XFL, he was like, the main dude he come out with because I believe Vince McMahon started.
He was very big W W E have the stuff.
And that was like, that was the rock right there.
He come out and he'd be like, Are you ready for the XFL? And he come and do the, you know, the excess college production.
But, I mean, the 2020 Carolina Panthers schedule just scrolling through this thing.
I mean, they have a tough game against the buck in years, their second old probably games.
And then if you sell for them, I'm gonna be pretty tough, because I think they probably at the next day bold take right there saying their playoff team.
I think that probably the worst team in the NFC self Because you got a new head coach, you got a new quarterback.
You gotta short and offseason.
You've lost your main target in your tight end.
And Greg Olsen, you've lost your defense of leader.
You've lost your offensive leaders in Camden and Greg Olsen, your defense of leaders in lieu quickly and now you expected them to win.
I just don't buy it.
I mean, if you look a, uh, they still have a duty young one that I've always thought from his first year seeing him how what he's done USC and how much like pain he's caused.
You know, Um ah, me, Ah, and us USC fans.
Christian McCaffrey, I think is definitely gonna have just outright of great season this year, right? Once in seven and nine when he had 2000 yards.
But he was, Yeah, but at the same time, they had, like, Cam Newton, who was also very good, and they had Greg Wilson.
So yeah, I think what Christian McCaffrey does is incredible.
I mean, and especially because I actually predicted that he would be that good.
And he was my top player overall in half PPR, Um, and 1/2 people are set up and actually really ended up taking him number one overall in full PPR as well.
Just that was actually really were last year.
And I had the first overall pick in two of my drafts and was randomised one, and they were both full PPR.
So when I took out my camera when I took question mccafe just see how it work out.
I mean, he is definitely a very good team.
I mean, he they're opening up against Las Vegas.
Rainer's in Charlotte I think that could be a win.
But then if you look if you scroll down a little bit, then they have Tampa Bay in the A f l A.
If you look at their first three games L A Chargers game, I think that they can actually come out of 1st 3 games to 11 But then it kind of, you know, slows for them there.
They have airs on.
And then they have at Atlanta, which is kind of a hard place to plan Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
Then I am Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints.
I mean, I definitely see what you mean by a team.
That is probably gonna Who could be the last one? If I'm looking school through their schedule, I think that, um I think that they could have a six in 11 6 and 11 season.
I mean, six x six and 10 season.
Sorry. Oh, good.
I mean, the pen.
And I just realized this right now as you were talking.
I think some of the best running backs in the league aren't in the NFC South, and I'm a Camaro.
And Christian McCaffrey and then you've got some really veteran quarterbacks in the NFC South and Tom Brady and Drew Brees.
I mean, I think people some people are are overestimating the sentence yourself.
Some people are underestimating it.
I think the Senate see South.
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And you got the Falcons a Falcons team.
Another veteran quarterback, Matt Ryan with Met Ryan.
You've got I mean, this is They made a change of tide.
And Austin Hooper left you.
They traded for a hate.
It didn't hurt, so I really like.
Then you've got They've got a really good receiving corps.
You got Calvin, Ridley, You've got Julio Jones.
They brought in town, girl.
He took on running back.
This is a team in the Falcons that is just loaded with weapons.
And this is also team the Falcons.
That was seven and I last year that continually disappointed.
What are your thoughts on them? Yeah, and also about panthers.
They have the 18th.
They're tied for the 18th toughest schedule in the NFL.
But the the Falcons a really, really, really good team there.
I mean, they were really good.
Really good team.
By what? I mean, there is 2016 I believe 2016 points, and I actually I mean, I just This just popped up in my Twitter timeline.
Since 2015 Julio Jones has been like the best wide receiver in the league, according to Pff.
Pro football Focus Like I mean, this is a perennially underrated team, and I think I mean, we saw their demise when they lost that Super Bowl, 2015 to the Patriots.
But they've always just been hanging around, like sometimes, like you said, got in some wins.
I mean, you definitely said it there.
I mean, I definitely think that the Falcons could squeak out two wins this year.
Looking at their schedule, they have the, um they're tied for the fists.
Toughest schedule in the NFL.
I mean, they finish.
They finish their last three games against really harsh teams to play.
I mean, they they start with Tampa, but they finish.
Their last three games are Tampa Bay at Kansas City and at Tampa Bay, and then their 1st 3 games are Seattle at Dallas and in Chicago.
I think that they could pull out a win against the Bears, but then following them is the Green Bay Packers and the Carolina Panthers, and they have games against the Packers, the Vikings and those are both at, you know, in ah, let at Lambeau at us Paige Stadium.
They have a harsh, harsh schedule.
Me, They could play Detroit.
They could win against Detroit.
They're playing then that Mercedes Benz Stadium, but heading into the bye heading into the bye.
I mean, right looking just like looking, reading fast.
Really, I don't know about this.
I I think that they could have three wins at into thereby or they could have no a No, it's, I mean, it is is going to be a very hearty zin for Falcons fans.
And a very heart came, You know, it's gonna be definitely hard, very hard to see.
I mean, what's gonna happen? I think for the Falcons, they're gonna have to live, do or die based off of their defense.
And I'll tell you what, I don't like their defense.
I I'm not buying into that defense, which I don't I don't see really any notable upgrades in the off season, and I just don't know why.
I would say the defense will be better.
And in which case I don't see why the Falcons would be better.
And what were you saying? Uh, yeah, I mean that that is true.
I mean, ah, Matt Ryan's good quarterbacks veteran quarter years ago, veteran quarterback.
Then that is the double match.
That Matt that 12.
That Ryan or they got rid of Schwab.
I think they're just trying to get all the last, you know, just like just squeeze out the, you know, squeeze the life out of Matt Ryan.
Just try and get the last good football from him, and then you know they'll go for a drafty.
I mean, who knows? Maybe they get the first overall pick and they drive someone like Trevor Lawrence or someone into the draft.
I mean, I don't know.
I definitely think that they've kept Matt Ryan for way too long.
And it's time to actually make someone that skin of vacuum up well, and it eventually come in and take this team over and when and start winning.
Sounds like a pretty good that I met Ryan.
How much do you think man Ryan has left in his tank? I mean, if I had to guess, I think he has.
I mean, just I don't noted his age is right, right? I was in the same draft.
Is Joe Flacco 2008 race 35 years old.
I think my best years.
Two years? I at best.
I think, at any I can perform up to receive 4000 yards from him in one of those years because he has the town.
The targets amounted to get 4000 around 5000.
And I I just said that the Falcons season comes down to their defense at the same time that comes down to their defense for other differences.
Important? If Matt Ryan is able to put up 40 points again with which this team you could argue, you better be putting up 30 40 points a game.
I mean, you got Julio Jones.
How many quarterbacks Lincoln cover? Julio Jones put it.
This side there.
No cornerbacks in the NFC South, Maybe Marshall Animal, who can shut down Julio Jones consistently.
So you rep you your Jones.
You got the speed of Calvin.
Really? Hey, didn't hurt.
Dominant tight end.
He was one of the only reasons players last year.
Two run over 20 MPH in a game, and he's a tight end.
He's running over 20 and full pass.
I mean, then you got Todd Gurley coming in.
I don't know if a girl is gonna be an option, I do.
No running backs come and go.
And at the same time that they're gonna miss that girly, they should be able to find someone else who impresses them early on.
Yeah, I think that they have got a team.
I mean, they play second last year in the in the NFC cells.
I mean, they don't have really any players.
I mean, their backup quarterbacks, besides the to their quarterbacks.
Besides, the two mats are getting aet ling who have, as like, one year of experience at L s U and Kurt Ben Kurt out of at Virginia.
He has two years of experiment urge experience.
They don't really have that much of a of a team.
You know, a good team for a, um, for a, uh ah, they don't have much of a, you know, a team to actually get back to where they were at the same time you talked about them going for the number one overall pick.
That team is too talented to be probably picking the top file.
Probably even the top 10.
Like I said, I believe they were seven and nine last year and a blue, and that's not going to be too easy for that.
Like they're a good team.
They're people predicting there the surprise of the NFL season.
I'm not going that for I do think Matt Ryan puts up 4000 yards. We're gonna see that.
We're gonna see that The Falcon singing around a 9 10 wins.
And remember, seven wins.
You say that that's two wins away from the playoffs, because I think 999 or 10 wins get some day.
So I mean, they are close.
I mean, they just signed.
Um, the Bangles first rounder.
Uh uh, Cui's Denard.
They signed him now.
Also didn't impress me all that much in the, uh, we're not.
When I watched him on the Bangles, though, I feel like that's a move that maybe it'll have the Falcons, but it's not really going out the Falcons, because for the Falcons to do well, they have to win the big games dinner.
It's not gonna be able to help them do that.
I mean, that is true.
Um, I just think it's something that they, you know, look at.
I mean, uh, just looking at their schedule.
I mean, possibly three and 13.
Looking at it, I don't think of three and 13 schedule, but, I mean, they could go for a 12.
They could go foreign fall.
They could have a win against the Raiders against the Broncos against the Panthers and possibly against the Bears.
I mean that and goes a couple surprise ones also.
They may be the cheese.
I mean, that best and only have really that much money.
It will be the hold on. You go, you go.
You think they're gonna be the Chiefs? I mean, that could be a surprise win.
I mean, looking at the cheese, we're not talking about a surprise win.
I thought maybe they went in New Orleans.
Yeah, that these the Super Bowl defending Super Bowl champions Busy? Could be, I mean, late late in the season, even at the G Starlight coming into this game, like 13 into at Earth.
Excuse me? 13 like one, and they decide.
Okay, you know who the heck cares were like, five years.
Whether kids go, I've went ahead of everybody in the A f.
Let's just weaken, just like sit Mahomes this game.
I'm not gonna be five wins ahead cause there's Lamar Jackson.
Additionally, you've got the issue that there's only one by now because of the new playoff format.
They have to play hard if they want to buy.
That's what this new playoff format insurers is, that more teams are playing hard.
I think there's no I think, I think, well, the Falcons will get blown out.
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You'll save Miss Center talking about the NFC South here and a Falcons team.
It's had the talent, definitely not lived up to its potential.
And I think we can say the same thing about the Saints.
If you want to take out if you are interested in and watching a a movie reading a book that seems great but has a really bad ending and then the next book in the series seems great, but as a really bad ending, and it just keeps on happening and happening and happening.
Look no ****her than the New Orleans Saints they lost in the playoffs because of the Minneapolis miracle.
Make the tackle game over. They failed.
Then you have the blown call on the goal line.
Then you're going to have the Vikings just walk into New Orleans and, honestly, great piece, every piece and just big dot The Vikings dominated that game.
It wasn't really much of a question.
The Saints had to rely on taste of help to get back in that game and some gadget place.
This is not about the talent the Saints have.
It's about the Saints ability to finish.
Or should I say, their lack of ability to finish.
How did they get over the playoff wolves? I mean signing Emmanuel Sanders as a second threat for, um for Ah Drew.
Breathe is a good is a, you know, good move.
But at the same thing.
They could go out there and they could, you know, they could make a trait.
They could deal someone at the deadline.
I think that they if I'm the Saints, I'm looking to deal out Emmanuel Sanders at the deadline.
I'm wanting to deal him out to a team for defensive lineman for 17 to 17.
That will just help him make the playoffs in the looks and then lose that.
Plus, you know, I bring in a good defense of one, and it will help me through the rest of files.
Well, they lose their while while they lose their wide receiver.
Get a decent Well, they get Why, receiver? That helps them throughout the rest of season.
But, I mean, if I'm that I have to say maybe.
Look, look at the rants.
Maybe look at the Rams to grab someone, maybe grab Jalen Ramsey for Emmanuel Sanders.
Uh, no way rams do that.
Ramsey is so much better.
So I brought the grams.
Isn't it ironic that rams he ends up on the Rams is? I don't think we're gonna be seeing Ramsey playing anywhere else in Los Angeles, But I think to start off that just to start off the talk about how you move on the playoffs, it starts and ends as every team does. Injury status.
Holland Commander was injured last year.
Drew Brees was injured last year, yet the states were still built.
But if they're playing the entire season, maybe that neighbor we see.
But maybe they're higher.
Seeded higher and we see a bit of a different result.
And then you all I mean, you've got Michael Thomas on the outside.
The best wide receiver in the NFL way talked about Julio Jones being in that conversation since 2015.
Julio Jones, you can say, is the best this year. 2020.
Michael Thomas is the best receiver in the NFL.
What? He does it so much more than then Just running routes.
Weight chemistry with ju piece on, just like we couldn't work out.
Takes place like drunk every drop me up with some way to impact the game.
I really like Michael Thomas, and I think he's a huge part of that Saints offense on why Drew Brees has continued to be so.
Then you got to remember last year.
Carrie Mary is able to carry that Whoa and you can get that offensive line toe and that often I get.
Let's give us jewelries enough time Defensively mentioned their defensive line more than that.
Can Eli Apple in the secondary to mush on Lattimore in the secondary, shut down opposing receivers.
Not be the safety.
Let the safeties come up and play with tight ends and then you and let the linebackers be able to take the running back to the list.
I'm really just And then, like you sound the defensive line.
They need to dominate up front, win in the trenches.
Defensively, I think that could be the key for them to get.
That's because if they're not able to command gets injured again and they were lying on it.
Who was it last year? Former Raiders running back LaDainian No, not LaDainian Tomlinson.
Uh, what's his name? No great.
Yes, Similarly, with any problems, But not really.
I mean, let's save this morning. Wasn't bad for them.
Former Raiders, for more or my case.
He's a very physical back, just taking over that role.
Mark Ingram left when he went to Baltimore.
But there's got to be healthy and play well because what Camaro does is so much more than the running game.
He goes out, he lines up out wide outside the numbers.
He's won all kinds of concepts and stuff like that.
He is integral to their offense and they missed.
So maybe the saints can just like there. I say stay.
That could put him over the top.
I'm not even sure if they need to make that trade.
What do you think? Yeah.
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My whole, entire, like, might the stand.
I had it on just completely fell apart.
So just hold it like this.
Um, and we're gonna suss that damage after, um, yeah, so I mean, Saints, good team.
They have had used tasting Hill a lot, and he has definitely shown his worth.
They're there because And you did say that we just talk about this amount for a second? Yeah, it can run.
Catch he can throw.
I mean, what? He's amazing comparing him.
Some are Jacksonville, and I don't think that's 1/3 pass.
No, that's no person.
Um I mean, what more? Jackson I And he has a lot more skill in the running game than, um uh, then Taysom Hill.
Taysom Hill's well, I would say is a better receiver, but, I mean, I don't know.
I've never seen Lamar Jackson catch a pass, but I think you good.
The thing with Lamar Jackson, Lamar Jackson.
When he's done, he didn't solidified himself.
He was the second, every unanimous athlete.
P in the history of the National Football League.
Hey, supposed going on a field for a couple of places? You remember the state's elected to play Teddy Bridgewater above action they didn't want, like a scene that was going to be.
The guy was taking over for bringing me some Bridgewater take over for Greece, and Bridgewater did well.
And that's how he earned a job with health show.
No more than a player.
People were talking about Lamar Jackson playing as being again.
Well, that's kind of the whole take pills.
I'm only saying before that about, you know, um, I mean Taysom Hill, like you're saying really good.
I mean, just hasn't really proved himself.
They brought him in against the 40 Niners.
I remembered it fake upon, and it was It was really, really a bad play.
There's a penalty on Add Leave someone.
It was like offense.
It was like a offensive holding penalty was absolutely just a debacle from the stains.
I mean, I think that as you were saying, the saints just keep on Children.
I mean, they keep on anything, you know, having a great season, and then they absolutely choke.
Yeah, What is it? I mean, we talked about what it takes for them to not show, but the move that's holding it together.
The reason they're in the playoffs.
Reason that one, the best teams in the league is because of groupies, greatest acts of all time, of any quarterback.
I just groupies have left in the tank.
I think that breeze, I think he's just looking to ride off on the carriage.
That Tom Brady never that Tom Brady is rejecting.
He's trying to win his second Super Bowl.
You already a Hall of Fame or he's just trying to win a second.
Tuber will write off on his golden chariot to retirement, and he's gonna have a great year.
Does I, um, the Super Bowl? I mean, that's a horrible thing to ask.
That's a hard thing to see because I mean Drew Brees.
If I don't think it's the 40 Niners had delayed their comeback last year and then the I think the 40 Niners delayed their comeback or had a had a really bad season last year.
And you know, I mean, if you look at that, then it's wide open for the Saints.
And I mean, they could have, you know, without the injuries that could have want, they could have actually gotten the by.
That could be moved on through the by and they could have won.
They could have won the Super Bowl.
We could look at a very different thing right now, but that did not happen.
And he's currently 41 years old.
He's pushing the limits.
I think that he is going to try to get either one EVP on EVP again.
He's going to try and get some some good stack he's gonna get.
So he's trying to get like some.
Yeah, I played Brady.
I think you should try to sleep Brady and then, yeah, that could be a snack.
Whoever please hunger, Brady or whoever plays longer Brady or Brees is going to take the all time touchdown record.
I mean, Breeze, I think breezes.
I mean, if you look a Taysom Hill, he's not looking like that's probably why they brought in Jamis Winston because he could.
I mean, if you look through Greece, he could want to, you know, leave.
I mean, Taysom Hill.
He's 21 years old.
He's 49 years old.
He's, you know, he's getting older.
I mean, but if you look it like their quarterback, um, the quarterback Jameis Winston, I think bringing in Jamis Winston is, um is something to dio, you know, because he's 26 years old, I think it's just who's gonna, you know, how is ah, Bree's gonna with Breeze going to do if breeze If Taysom Hill gets fed up and leaves, this could be the most.
I mean, no one Can you take him? He'll like to say to use a similar taste in hell is not gonna be offered a starting job.
I don't think he gets offered a starting quarterback job.
Yeah, I mean, I don't think you know, but I mean, at the same time, breathe.
I think Brady's gonna just try and go to 50.
Was gonna Friday 1 45? Well, yeah, for Brady's got awards for more 70 year? Well, yeah, reason he's going to be able to be competitive this years because of the amount of weapons a Buccaneer separate.
Yeah, I mean, Breeze probably is tryingto walk out right out on that period.
You should know that Tom Brady's two years older than three freeze or a year and 1/2 older than Breeze.
He's 43 years old.
Yeah, birthday obvious.
3rd 1977 freezes.
I mean, really well done.
Talking about someone to Statistically and just winning wise and the greatest quarterbacks in league history.
Although I'm breezes criminally underrated in that regard that said there, get those getting older.
It will be interesting to see how it will work out.
Final minutes of this show final or was that our final team? The couple is our final team.
Let's just let's see who's gonna win this division before we get to that.
Before we get to that who has invested funds me enough yourself off guard.
I think it's a saint's Marshawn Lattimore, Eli Apple on the outside.
Decent pass rush.
They've got some big names on that defense.
Their weaknesses, then a lot of weaknesses.
I don't think they're very physical up front, but I think if they can would cash them in the playoffs with Dalvin Cook running the football.
I don't know that they've got a better stopping the run, but it's there, I think your secondary I really like the cornerbacks in the secondary.
I just don't know who else I would say.
I don't love the Buccaneers defense.
I don't like the Falcons defense.
I sure don't like the Panthers defense.
I mean, I agree with you.
I think that the saints do you have the best defense in that thing.
I mean, in this in this I mean, it's really right.
Now it it's not really gonna come down.
It won't come down.
The best defense, both likely.
I mean, just scrolling through this ST team, the saints um uh, saints defense.
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I go not just go on leave are, um I mean I mean the I feel that they've got a big name of to a past rocks.
Although I am blinking all that.
I mean, defensive end more kiss Davenport.
They've got Morial Edwards Jr.
They've got Cameron Jordan, who's really help them out.
I mean, they've got Tyler Hendrickson out of Florida Atlantic.
They've got Magnus.
Are Margus Hunt? I asked him back that bond.
No way could see him.
I mean, Askew were saying Zach want.
I mean, he those there Jack forms Arzak.
Yeah, he's also could one out of Wisconsin, the root of the rookie.
I mean, they've got some really good teams.
I mean, like, they've got as you are saying, I believe they have a live if Patrick Robinson.
I mean, if Marshawn Lattimore they have, you know, I believe that they have reliable or do they not? Did they get rid of him? If Malcolm get Jake Jenkins? I thought he was on the sense that couldn't be.
I was wrong on that one.
No, I don't know. I swear.
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What? Huh? He's on the panthers.
I was banking on your apple, though.
I need to change my mind.
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Really? He does a lot of, um I really like him as a coach.
Yeah, that is true.
Yeah, we're trying to push it earlier.
What do you thinking? Give me.
Give me the final standings in the NFC South. Okay.
I think right now where we're standing on, we have to look at how you know this is gonna be this gonna be impacted.
I think that the saints first, I think the center first.
I think the Buccaneers are a close second.
I think the Panthers get out of here with, like, a six and 10 7 and nine Ah, season.
And then I think the falcons finally I mean, I don't know about the Falcons.
Maybe a four and 12 season, maybe a three and 13 season.
I believe on the little, uh he knows that our power point.
I did, Um, I've keynote or PowerPoint.
I don't know what I have in my computer.
I did about, um Ah, I'm pretty sure I put him at a uh, and, uh, uh, two and 14 season.
I mean, Alex Smith.
He was just cleared by his doctors to go to be a ble play.
He was just clear.
He's in the NFC East with the Redskins.
I don't think you play so this year either way. No.
No, I don't think he does either.
Anything else? Your predictions And he asked for Pretty.
I don't think so.
I mean, others, they could be a team that shocks the world.
They could be 20 late, 18 Brown's.
They could be a team like that.
They could be a team that just jumps out of the walks and just end up like hitting an 11 and five record.
Now the cancers could eventually actually wouldn't actually get a playoff spot.
I do think I marked them down, is actually getting a playoff spot this year.
I think that they could go 11 and five.
That is possibly going 11 and five, but I mean, I don't think that they're gonna have.
That means that they'll have to.
They'll have to give a loot.
I mean, I think the Panthers I'm in a steak with seven and nine or six and 10.
I don't think that they're going to go 11 at five this year, but possibly next year, Definitely possibly next year.
I've not looked at the games all that closely yet.
Don't wait another week or so for that maybe two weeks, but safe one bucking is, too.
And I think I'm interested in seeing how many people are saying since will be one.
I think we're gonna be in the minority on this one.
I think a lot of people say seems to I don't buy that.
I think since one, then Falcons I think Falcons three Falcons have got a ridiculous amount of talent on offense.
Just never come come through with that talent.
Maybe they will this year.
I don't really think so.
I know buy into the hype on the Falcons.
You see, I'm just not sure that any hype, I think people started to realize this is what we're getting out of Atlanta.
I do actually think that.
I mean, what the first thing that when I look at like Atlanta when I think of Atlanta, I think of the the Georgia Dome explosion debacle with the bus showing up and walking home, everything living the Falcons.
I think partially Falcon stands once like they know they're probably not going to get it, but they want a break out season and they want tohave it so that they can have a new do.
They could bring in a new dude, but at the same time, like 40 Niner stands A couple years ago, when Mullan's was done, we when Mullan's hadn't be brought in for Garoppolo we knew we knew we wanted this because we were going to get a talk like Top five pick.
And you know, we're going to get possibly Joey.
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Both we I mean, that was like a huge thing.
Some of these teams, really.
I mean, some fan base is really want.
Their teens have a really bad season cause then they come back with an even better player and they come back with their players, you know, while Russia and they won the Super Bowl.
I mean that there's a chance there, but I don't think so. Off the Falcons.
I don't think the Falcons will be a little bit better than that, I think.
Well, being writing down Ranger mediocrity as well.
The Carolina Panthers, although just a little bit worse.
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