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So let's start with baseball.
So the national art yet list the last, Like I feel like that.
Let's talk about E.
I mean, I feel like you must be really hot Guys won the World Series last year.
I don't wish to get any more about this season.
It's just like they're wonder banged up so they can't hit.
They signed good pictures, but they haven't been able to develop a plea today and lost their bills just really, really bad.
And I mean, before Davy.
I mean, I know people are riding on him, but I don't know what else you can go do.
They didn't do anything at the trade deadline.
That's fine with me.
They didn't need to do anything at the trade deadline.
It's not about ****ens hasn't worked out teams is not really hitting.
Cabrera has gone cold.
And that one thing I keep going back, people can keep my appointment.
Keep him has been a disappointment and replace rundown, and you know, I know you paid Strasbourg a lot of money.
I won't do the same thing.
And I know he's banged up.
He'll be finally next season, But you got to actually replace Anthony Rundown next season.
I don't really care about the 60 game thing.
I think whoever wins the World Series, it's gonna feel held a lot different than of 162.
Probably is reasons, but it's just like I've gotta get about.
I mean, there's just not fun to watch.
I don't have toe keep holding out hope that they somehow squeak into the playoffs now like a 162 game season where they could go on a run and really do something.
You know, half the season is already done.
The season ends in one more month.
Yeah, yes, I think you just move on to the Orioles.
And, um, you did mention trade, Ellen.
Trade deadline did happen.
I mean, it really wasn't much this week to talk about.
I mean, we split a series against the mats.
Um, the blue Jay, Whatever.
I mean, those were some couple like, ah, walk off losses.
Uh, thank God Bremen High took.
Cole sold her out of the closing role because he used He is not good.
Um, I think you're doing a committee of approach.
Those, like whoever's hot.
Like it could be a tenor Scott.
Or it could be like Hunter hardly or something.
I mean, you're reading too much talk about Yeah, they make a lot of moves.
The trade deadline.
So the first trade, actually the first trade they made with actually a few months ago when the season started and they traded Richard Bleier to them Marlins for a player to be named later.
Now, for those who don't know like, it's like a player to be named me to be named later is not like a good prospect.
Keep in mind this year, a player to be named later is anyone who is not in a 60 man player pool.
If you're not in that 60 million player pool, that and you're traded its player to be named later, so they give me example.
The Orioles number three guy is the number two guy with pick number two overall, and he was there.
He's the third best.
It's that they want to take a look at because they're closer to the major leagues.
So if he were to be traded, he's a top 100 guy.
But he would be a player to be named later, so we don't know what type of guys that we're getting.
So Richard Buyer not trade for a player to be named Later.
We had Hector Velazquez treats the Astros for a player to be named later, and then we made our first deal, which was texting texting about.
There's like talk like I was looking at returned.
I don't know how that's possible, but I have no idea.
And did you see the game he had again, like last Sunday? Yendrick Braves gave up to prospects for him and you also talking about.
Eventually, you're talking about topic.
If they gave up a top 15 guy with one of the two guys in the top 15 guy, I don't know.
And then I mean in reality to probably getting a guy who's like in the 20 thirties and the Prospect System and then a guy outside the top 30 but still getting it not 20th Top 30 prospects for Tommy Malone is still pretty good.
And then they traded Michael Givens, which that was expected.
Um because I and honestly, usually those guys are very inconsistent.
For like, the last couple of years, he's not a closer.
His theory was like around four, but he's a really good seventh or eighth inning guy.
And we got back the, uh, Terran Barbara and, uh, not feel 11 but hits on Tyler Nevin in the trade.
So Nevin is the and a player to be named later.
So again, they're getting a ton of prospects.
They they're really starting to overhaul their farm system.
Not that hormonal can get into that, but Nevin is a first base, third base prospect.
Ah, the Triple A guy he might be good might be a role player.
Whatever Karen Barbara is, he's a second baseman and he can play short, apparently, but I feel like they're gonna put him a second.
Lefty guy hits for good.
Average good hit tool strikes out as much as you walk.
So that's always something good to see.
And then, um, and both of those guys, we're a couple your the way Bob Rose, like the Sevens prompt Beth Prospect in the rocky system.
And, um, Nevin was the 12th.
Now I think Favreau's like the 12 best in the Orioles system and Barbara in evidence like Favreau's, The 12 best guy and then Nevin was the 23rd best guy.
So that tells you how good their from the Orioles from system is getting better.
The fact that you I was seven is now 12.
Um, so I look natural.
And then they flipped Mago Castro for Kevin Smith.
And I'm shocked the Mets gave him a because he was their pitcher of the year, Um, pitch like 117 innings, 130 strikeouts, lefty.
It's the massive government.
Yeah, yeah, And so they traded him.
He's a double a guy.
Best prospect of the Orioles tells best prospect.
So they've got back some promising players, and then you again, you six player to be named laters.
Essentially five just ex players.
So we don't know who those guys are.
They might oh, but MLB dot com did a, um, updated rankings based opted prospects, and they they said that the Orioles are now how they had eight best farm system in baseball.
That's pretty good.
Yeah, you know, very had a couple of years ago.
They were probably around 25th, like, Yeah, and then the newer Jean controversy over just Brian up.
And then I think Michaelides said, We're building.
We're trying to build in a recount pipeline.
So like I mentioned two episodes ago, they got four guys in the top 100.
What amount? Castle probably would have been in top 120.
Um, they And they got three guys that in trade that put him in top 30.
You still have left five or six guys.
Who? Whoever they are, they may be in the top 30.
So I don't think there's anyone.
Maybe Mount Castle loses his prospect status.
Maybe he, um So you do have 100.
Harvey, I think, may lose his prospect status.
Who knows about him as well? So they should have a strong farm system.
They're probably going to pick.
Um, if they struggle for in September, they probably have a top five pick.
So expect another top 100 top 100 guy in next year's draft.
Just really exciting to these.
Some of these guys starting to come up.
And now I'm just excited to see some of the cross backs I know. Keegan achin.
He made his debut against Blue Jays through, I think, like 42 3rd scoreless for 13 for two thirds scoreless innings.
So he's been pretty, uh, thing.
So he looked pretty good.
Um, I just hope that I mean, they're gonna play again.
I think they play four game.
Siri is against gangs to Metz next week and then another series against the Yankees.
So this week and last week, basically this week and next week, we're going to be the Net are like the New York Siri's or something.
And it's a good time to catch the Yankees.
Honestly, it is.
Yeah. And I'm speaking of New York.
I didn't want to say this on the podcast.
We know, beginning with the max with Tom Seaver.
There must be about because yeah, my uncle group of that span.
My dad also grew up in that stand, so that was really shocked them.
So So a lot of fans out there that listen to this your general, I feel really sad and just I want to extend their condolences to you.
But we could box.
Even robot. Yes.
So, um and then really yummy like, um And then, like I said, we have what? We have the Yankees. I don't know who did naps.
I don't I don't care.
They got swept by the Phillies.
So that's that, Does it for me? Yep.
And then, um I mean, do you want to talk about the Padres at least and what they were able to do? And the Potsdam Padres? You know, their age.
A problem and doing his best Billy Beane impression from Moneyball.
Yes, I'm in on him.
And I mean, it was like, He's like working the phones like it was in the movie.
And I guess if you're popular stand, you gotta be happy You haven't made the playoffs in, like, a decade.
I think it's but nine years.
You're gonna make it this year.
Give your famous something.
Your teams in a good spot.
I don't think they're gonna win the World Series, but, you know, you gotta get your fans excited.
Something beautiful ballpark out there that's like goes though the weather is always nice.
there a man on all the talents cost control, keep in mind is what's called Petco Park or something. It's a nightmare.
So you have them see a playoff game for the first time.
They're going to be good.
I think for a little bit now.
I always like it. Always. Like it's funny.
Just they came out of nowhere, to be honest with you and now the other just trading problem players.
But I do think the young the Indians got a good holiday return that Levinger, do you think they did really? Well, um, X rayed as well.
My friends and Indians.
That was pretty happy with the return that they got.
But you know, when you're the Padres, you know, go for it when you know even though it's a 60 game season, what solutions? Yeah, So what's a Padre? So I do want to bring up the fact that they have been slowly developing their farm system for, like, the last few years, like and then, like some of these trades that may have looked small in the beginning, fears go now with huge like, the White Sox have a really good farm system.
Ah, they traded for in Ah, and curator of the traded for Andrew Tattoos.
Junior for um, James Feels and and James, you know, Fernando Taxis Jr was on the car on the White Sox and then deals with on the Padres.
And then what happened was they flipped.
The Padres got Fernando Fernando taxis junior at that point, so I don't I think, wasn't It's highly regarded, but I mean, the white sauce probably look really stupid.
Yeah, thank God they have good news to get their problem system being really good because they were back while one this was knocking.
Yeah, imagine Taxis.
Jr was some with the guys they have right there.
I mean, that's a good team.
Um, yeah, and I want to bring up the hall that Cleveland God, I think what's really interesting is the Padres didn't have to give up and either top five prospects, which amount a bunch of the Indians fans.
But it's like you're not getting Mackenzie Gore.
You're not getting Louise Petit neo.
You're not getting like their guys.
They keep up there and said, You're not going to get, um, like your top prospects.
Even for a guy like Levinger it could Especially was after, like, the whole thing was him.
And please, sack and like, breaking protocol like that value, his trade value would have went down.
So I'll just shocked that they're able to trade to get Clevinger.
All the players have gotten and they really gave up what? To top 10 projects.
That's itself a treated really, really good there with those trades.
He please, quite a few people.
I like that all the Indians dog, but they didn't take the top brother.
Brother was going full on Billy Beane style.
And I think that, um, the Padres could actually generally pose a threat to the Dodgers.
Honestly, I'm not there yet.
I think the Dodgers beat them because I just trust the judges.
There is closer Dodgers pitching more than the Padres, you know.
I know Clayton Kershaw chokes a lot in the play offices does.
Don't waste any time, but any Walker Bueller's incredible And this I like their pitching.
And I didn't I like their lineup to a bit better, but I think the progress could scare them.
I mean, I would imagine their rotation is like ghost limits.
It's pretty good.
Um aqsiq Levinger, you have Crip attic.
So you mean they definitely have? They definitely have at least three good starters said you could.
And that's, um, at least when you want.
They got a good rotation.
They got a good y know.
And then, um, drink Grisham.
It's been pretty good.
Yeah, well, CNN So I think they could pose.
It's pushing a three game series, you know? So I mean, who knows? It's it's random with the some of those three game series, a lot of things different things can happen.
So Oh, yeah, also, I kind of laugh.
I mean, I'm also like, I'm also rooting for the Padres more than I am the Dodgers, just because their apologies are small market team and the, uh, good farm system.
And I'm a big Machado guy.
So, uh, don't spend a lot like a lot of these big teams do.
I mean, it's not like Oakland A's level, but, like the Padres don't have like a big um, What's the standing money as much of some of these other teams dio, But he a has been pretty good this year, too.
So that's excited.
I like when two small market teams air and the kind of the same state are are doing really, really good.
And also, you have teams like, um, the Marlins and Tiger that actually playing football.
Uh, it Toronto is playing pretty well as well.
And so I mean, you know, and I was the Orioles like I mean, did I think that we would be in September and they would be like, I think there s place right now.
They're intense place for their trying.
You're trying to make a little run here? Yeah, and I think if they call it the prospects Are they play? I think they could legitimately make. They could.
They could make a run at the eighth playoff spot.
They they could, But it would depend a lot of the Blue Jays pitching.
It would depend a lot on whether, um, Detroit is legitimate or do they fall off? So I mean, there's a lot.
I mean, ESPN saying the Orioles may not the biggest that they get said 28 a half, and yet a lot of people say, Oh, there therefore more games and beating Vegas.
Like therefore more games.
If they want former game, they beat biggest.
Hopefully, they get to about 25 wins if they get to 30 out.
Uh, and and honestly, you go on a good run for one or two weeks.
I think you have a good shot at getting 27 or 28 1 mark, which was incredible.
And with the farm system, I think that's going Teoh.
Just show how good of GM Elias.
It kind of is becoming Ah, and everything else in baseball that we then you bring up or don't really rose a really a big other story that happened this week.
I don't believe I think one of the trade deadline it was pretty much a trade that line does it.
There wasn't a lot of big blockbusters other than the club into trade.
So, um yeah, most really.
I don't think there was anything else that could happen this week.
Let's now move on to the NFL.
And so first one is that Ah, six more days.
Yeah, let's talk.
It s supposed to.
Let's do the Redskins news.
So, like Adrian Peterson, Uh, for your stops on Asian Pearson, Uh, getting really well full youth.
I'm not gonna fault them for that.
My one friend texted me this morning.
He was pretty ****ed that they released him because Peterson has been pretty good from then.
I'm sure he'll get signed by someone else.
Put up some pretty put up, okay? Numbers, I think the last couple of seasons knowledge used to you, we still do not going cold youth movement.
Can't blame them for that.
You don't wanna pay Peters and not much money.
Um, so And an inning.
And they released Darius guys a month ago.
So Yeah, the Met Dr Stuff.
So I think the rescuers have Antonio Gibson, and they have Bryce.
Look, there's love.
Actually, it is.
Yes, they got those, too.
So it'll be really interesting for that run game.
I mean, at least I got chased Young, so I mean that front seven open or two? Yeah, front seven.
It Hoskins is here.
Um, yeah, front seven looks good for them.
Um, they find Josh Gordon.
I mean, yeah, something will happen.
There's clowning news.
Yeah, that's got way to talk about the Khan Younis.
So we, Tonto, basically looks like the finalists are the Saints and Tighten.
Those two teams were named, and then Benjamin Albright said there, the third team.
And then when someone asked for a hint, he replied with quote the blank.
And there's only one team in the NFL that has afraid like that and after Ravens because, you know, because for those who don't know, um, when Cleveland move back to Baltimore and they pick the team, The Ravens were chosen because of Edgar Allan Poe.
And so he had the famous saying from one of his poems, Quote the Ravens.
So that's why the Ravens were hard.
It named as like a thin potential 13.
And then I think someone said, I'm gonna be really upset If this was the Ravens or something like that, we got bad.
The Clowney, the Ravens are interested in Clowney and look like that price tag went from 17 million to a grown 10 million, so that's far more manageable.
Yeah, I saw Mike, Vrabel said this morning.
The happen offer on the table, that's all he could really say they're waiting to hear back from him.
Um would be surprised if he goes to New Orleans.
Chase the Super Bowl with Drew Brees.
Brian Lee joon reasons last year, Um, in the league, I think you think it's contracts.
Think like a two year deal.
It might be to one or two year deal.
Yeah, it's not going back for this season or the next, but you might retire after this one anyway.
So, yeah, I was going to get up.
There is some good options there.
I would say that, um, such a Super Bowl.
I mean, if he wants to win, I think, See, I think New Orleans in Baltimore, like the two more front work Udar Temple William Wolf that.
I mean, I want your deal short.
Like, I would love to see that.
Yeah, um, the Saints do you make a lot of sense? I I think that's where he ends up.
I think he could end in Baltimore.
I think those are the three teams he'll end up on now.
Apparently a reason he didn't sign when the reasons If he's not a fan of training camp so I don't know, like that's one of the reasons.
Apparently, like he's not a fan of training camp training camp.
I think training camp ends today for a based out E because I think the next yet next week is the game product for basically any human lead.
Yes, yeah, that waited until this time to sign.
That's what I believe so I mean, that's the county needs now.
There was now they said that, um, now he did like earlier he did get, apparently get to offers, at least from the Browns, and said Nope, not interested.
So that I mean, so he clearly didn't want to play for them.
It looks like a Steelers really on interested in him.
Uh, they don't have the money.
So and then on anything, The force game.
They mentioned Jaguars as a team going after Clowney.
They just traded Jonathan gac way.
And then they released under for net.
They're dumping salary while they add No, no, I don't buy it like my point of onion by like, and I think, um, I was watching a youtuber engraving.
Who? The big Ravens fan.
He said, um, well, for at first of all.
And he made a couple of points when one first point. Waas.
If Clowney didn't want to sign with Cleveland, what makes you think he wants it out of Jacksonville? Yeah, exactly.
Includes expected the weather Johnson abilities this season.
So yeah, it's pretty much I was like, No, but I don't buy into that honesty.
It's like I said, Saints, Titans or Ravens.
I think it's one of those three teams.
Ah, don't think Tampa Bay has the money for him.
Have you have a also Just song wondered for Nets, because of course, they didn't.
L A And they start McCoy.
Remember? They find McCoy earlier this offseason.
They have everyone.
Yeah, that offense is either going to be that offenses either going scored 20 points or not scored on the point.
Yeah, it's gonna be a hit or miss.
Basically, every single week, we'll see how Tom Brady is any of Mike Evans.
Godwin, Camera break. Gronk.
Um, Ramadan is we'll see how it is next Sunday. Yep.
And then, um, the kid, not and, um, that the cover story we have here, which was the cover story we have here? It was Gardner.
Minshew pretty much says the Jaguars are not in the business of tanking.
I call Bs on that.
I think they are trying to take a crap.
Yeah, there you're dumping salary and your there's us all tweet this topic in that way Lost from your defense from the 22nd out.
A few hours, Almost everyone is gone.
So I mean, boy, Air Grammy, Campbell and GAC Way.
There you go on television.
Is telling business still there? No.
Uh, I think the only God is mild Jack Contagion.
Yeah, mild back.
Might be the only guy has left.
I remember that game like it was yesterday.
I want everyone to be Bridget, but yeah, they're just They're terrible.
Oh, but we'll have to bring about this a lot to see Kirk Cousins comments barely.
We're not going to get into that.
I work out, but it was very stupid of them to say that I'll just say that.
And then I think, what else and and now I think we can, uh, missing everything needs, but oh, let's just unable to have a quick 12 discussion now on our expectations.
So your Fields fan, I'm a Ravens fans that we'll have a quick discussion on both of those teams.
Were your expectations for the Steelers this year? Um, I think 10 11 wins is the goal, but it was not hard to get your franchise quarterback bag.
You have a defense that's coming off basically 50 plus turnovers from last season.
Everyone's back healthy on that unit.
I'm another Archibong Hargrave.
But I'm hoping Chris warmly can committed negate some of what he did overall fire for Baltimore.
So maybe maybe he's gonna start to next to Hayward into it.
So, um, let me be curious to see how he plays to inside linebackers box a lot.
He backs it up with his play.
That, and Bush here to is gonna be a lot of fine.
She starts a corner.
I'm hoping for Elevens takes another step.
I'm not really talking in that.
He was hasn't taken that.
That is the element that I really expected him to take a doctor.
The first come pick.
When he was not, they took him as a project, and then he started up and you're bringing this as a Virginia Tech graduate.
So like like we always want at all.
HOK. It's to be really good.
Yeah, and I thought he would be ready for this.
But like you just hasn't been.
You've just been a really big work in progress, and I'm hoping this is the year you know, your three.
Now, hopefully, he really comes out, have some ball skills because his ball skills are honestly, that will be the lines Pretty good.
Big Ben's more act.
I'm really excited for Chase people handed with Deontay Juju.
I think that's a good receiving corps.
It's not, You know, I used to be a course with the prime and Tony around in there, but I think dressed attractions.
But yeah, hopefully, yeah, I think you're gonna have a bounce back season.
I think I don't think he's gonna have to get double, but he was always busy because everyone knew he was going to get the ball.
They were firing, throwing him by.
I expect regular when they don't expect him to win the division.
That's probably going to be you guys, but I just like them to get at least the number five seed BOC they don't make the playoffs, something needs to change, and but they have to schedule to do it.
They should get it at some point.
Yeah, I think that, honestly, I think that the division is a toss up between Pittsburgh and Baltimore.
I think that, um if team adjust to the Ravens because that one issue, I think Pittsburgh, I think have a chance.
But I mean, I'll go.
I'll probably go into why I think that all tomorrow.
It could be taught it to me.
It's just because when you take, the Ravens could make adjustments as well.
So you never know on that front.
Uh, so and you mentioned Chase Klippel, it's either rookie that you have a big expectation for.
Yeah, I mean, he's looked really good in training camp.
He's just a tall receiver.
Have been lacking for a while.
What was right receiver, tight end type players.
Yeah, he looks like kind of a hybrid, but he's gonna play out wide.
I'm really sorry to see Holly plays.
They were There were some people say they were better wide receivers on the board when he was taken, but there's not.
There's some positions that I will always crucify this.
They were thinking because they can't get open wide receivers, not one, because the track record.
So I'm gonna force their judgment on that.
I'm actually really excited to see how he does.
What were your thoughts on? Was that the guy from Maryland, Anson McFarlane, the guy picked in the fourth round team will probably be the third string running back.
They have a kind of like an interesting running running back. Then you know you have James.
Congress is like the hybrid back of the other two.
You know he can run over people, but he's also really, really quick.
He could burst notables like It's nothing.
The big thing is used to stay healthy.
You know, he's kind of like that truck, you know.
He's lost some weight, though, but, you know, he really runs over people.
And then you have Anthony McFarland just basically this speedster, and so that's going to find a man.
I think they're gonna have.
Galen's angles is gonna make team.
She's kind of a hybrid running back wide receiver kind of player will put a bunch of packages with and some people like to call in doubt his rosters.
Thought that sounds like my common is gonna keep him on the team.
I think they have to cut down to 53 after today for law backs.
I think it will be talked to keep for unless he could do something on specialty because we definitely have been a staple running out they are keeping for Definitely Kohner Snelling.
But following that 1% I do think they're gonna keep Jalen on the team.
Now. I think I'm gonna before.
So I have a little more on questions about Steelers a little later, but me just first talk with about the Ravens.
So, like I said, Like, the hardest part is one reason why I had so much success.
First of all, I think that there probably have, like, 12 or 13 wins.
Your ah, yeah, 12 or 13.
Honestly, I'm not going to be the one on what could be like Colin Cowherd and say, Oh, they're gonna go 16 and oh, and I never argue.
I know. Like for me.
I think I think they like I think it's 11 to 5 or 4 to 14 to two.
Jacoby was in that range.
No, but gobbling up his Colin, Colin Coward said, um, he thinks the Ravens will go 16.
And, oh, which, as a rated film like No, that's not gonna happen.
Like he's in a seven and nine through the Steelers.
I'm like, OK, yeah.
Healthy Big gun coming back.
So listen to that guy shakes.
I mean, um, bombing.
The point is, I think they're gonna go, like, 12 and 4, 13 3.
I think they'll probably lose one in game two, Division one games it in the NFC East and at least one game, uh, where they should win against another opponent or something.
So I think you are You talking game loss in there somewhere like Yeah, yeah, yeah.
So I think it's gonna be, like, 12 in 4.
I mean, and that's still good enough, I think, to win the division.
But like I said, I like you said 10 and 5, 11 10 6, 11 and five.
I say about 12 and 4 13 to for Ravens.
So, like I said should be pretty close.
E so couldn't make it I think both teams are making it into the playoffs.
It's just which one who wins division and who goes, who's the wild card? So I'm with you on that.
Other teams from last year made by.
Also, I think you're going to make it again.
TOC Buffalo n No, I don't think Houston they will.
I'm not really sure who was.
Oh, yeah, Attendant Tennessee.
And then you add New England.
I think nearly New England.
There are costs up.
I'm not sure they It all depends on Cam.
If he's healthy, if he's not the same, they won't get in.
Yeah, and then, um yes.
So it's going to go more to the Ravens.
So the reason why they they had success was mainly could.
They had four players to supply the offense.
Lamar Mark Ingram marquees who was like a 80% 60 or 70%.
And then that Mark Andrews.
Pretty much no, there were those where your four targets really like Miles broken.
Didn't really do much release me had some nice catch it here and there.
Ah, by why? Like it's in draft, they went out and got Devon Duvernay, who who's through the faster runner who's fast.
I think you combine him with Hollywood.
I think that's like that's gonna be tough to defend against.
And especially if you combine will these good police need in there as well? And Miles Boykin, I mean, that's a pretty good.
I mean, they're young.
I mean, other than Willie Snead, those are young receivers, so they're gonna make mistakes.
But I think there is a very there's high potential for those guys.
Yes, that had running back, Um, one of the biggest.
Another issue was fact out later in the season, you saw that Ingram was getting tired or was hurt, and they they really in trust Justice Hill or Gus AdWords at that point.
But now imagine.
OK, so Ingram is slowed down or whatever.
What you got? J.
Dobbins? You got J.
Dobbins in there as well.
And then you got guts Edwards, and you got, um ah, just details.
I mean, though, therefore good running backs.
You have Lamar as you're kind of your prototypical six running back.
And then you have, um, what do you call him? Um, Patrick, are you full back? If your fifth So, like those of your, um And then if you want to jack sweeps and I think we can get more into that was, uh, was attack.
We talked with Virginia Tech.
And that is, um, we have Ah, so really, there's, like, eight guy or even definitely your nose.
Nine guys who could run, who could be running the ball at some point? Um, some way more than others, but still so run game thought better.
Align, Janda gone.
We'll see how good Pflueger is.
Um, defensively off the Earl Thomas recovered that.
Ah, but they still got a pretty good secondary.
They improve their front seven.
So the point I was making before was they were talking about, ah, Team Bacon just instead of Ravens.
But the issue is that the Ravens made adjustments like they had their front seven wasn't great.
Their run defense within grades.
What do they do? They improve their front seven with Campbell.
Ah, and old and hope.
Maybe, hopefully Clowney on the edge as well.
So that's going to improve the interior pass rocks, which is a weakness from them.
Last year, the outlined run was a big problem.
Derrick Henry, Nick Shaab, the guy from Buffalo.
They went out after Queen, um, and and some other guys were faster.
You can get on the edge.
The secondary should be better.
We got tape on Young's coming back here with our He's our top slot corner.
He missed all of last year's an injury, so he's gonna probably be there and then push, um, modeling Humphrey to the outside.
So it will be Humphrey and Peters on the outside, TV on young in in the slot.
And then you, uh, Chuck Clark, who's gonna be it with him as your strong safety and then to Sean Elliott get free.
So the secondary looks like it's going to still be good.
The front seven.
Uh, it's still gonna look.
They made improvements on their defense.
Special teams, you never you never.
You don't really have a question mark on them.
So an important return.
Probably your problem returner.
And as long as he can catch the ball and, um, and maybe even or and then kick off of me all errors, that not a lot of things about because they were winning so many games, but they did a pretty good job of, um, covering it up.
Was there any draft picks that you hated that the Ravens got? Ah, Dobbins was kind of annoying.
Patrick Breen was kind of annoying to almost every bird there that watched the worst and wanted the Ravens 67 That just ****es off a lot of super stands because, um, you guys always sort of do that.
But also, I think it's yours and movements of similar job boards.
So I think that's going to happen.
I think your brother organizations very saying like it's very similar then after the respect between organizations come from like they can blur and they don't really care about like they they want to get rid of all the negative and being stuff like the Ravens with their old Tom.
It's a pretty much said, no, you're done like we don't want you on the team.
Look, if you're gonna tell you act like this and I'm pretty and you got with ah fell and yeah, I think they put up with a lot of Antoni rounds nonsense over the years.
But there came a point where they were just like, yeah, so I mean on the Steelers.
I I'll admit I did not, Uh, I wasn't a fan.
I did not like how you guys took picked Anthony McFarland.
And it may be it because, uh, you don't I, um It's not always like the big names big draft picks you think of or big name players.
Do you think McFarland's definitely guy? Um, because ready have probably what he does with these Look good in camera Pan lease.
Yeah, he's gonna be, but have you returning Kickoffs? So that's going to be fun.
And then, um, yeah, I'm just double checking and see if there's anything and breaking youth here.
Um, with the Orioles, and I didn't know what the NFL, I don't, um So, like, I mean, Claypool, it's fine.
Like, I'm more scared of Highsmith.
Like Alex Highsmith, your third round pick.
He's playing time.
That could probably groomed him to be bugs replacement because he's off franchise tag after the Caesar.
Um, and they're not gonna teach at walk.
Oh, because you have him.
So yeah, he'll get some playing time in there because she had Bob gets hurt or got for bed.
I don't want that? Yeah.
You're not gonna be able to pay both of those guys, especially.
What's the contract That way? They have a lot of salary cap decisions they have to make coming up but is going to have to walk after this using.
But right now, they have one of the I think, one of the five best duo pass rushers and football.
So I'm really excited to see them go out of this year.
Do you think they're like with the Ravens? Because let's assume that they're gonna be responding.
They're gonna keep drafting of both they can.
They're gonna mansion salary cap as well as they can.
Their window of opportunity.
It is within the next I'll say, three years, three or four years like dealers.
Is that the same like or the like, The next one or two years? When Benjamin For a couple years? Because the salary capital bigun gets a year older every year.
So it's the next couple of seasons.
Okay, Yeah, I think, um, I wasn't like, I think you brought on.
Could be a ****inson signing for you guys.
Um, I don't think you had any other big free agent signings.
Other than Ebron and I'm break, and I think I I'm going to assume for a fact you guys you don't like the fact that the Ravens went out.
Trade four clays Gamble.
That's a hard gas.
That's another big player online that the Steelers line has to block.
But we've always had a good offensive line.
That's always one of the best battles watching the book.
Those lines go at it because this year's long.
I've just gotten so much better over the years, and a lot of times they can handle the Ravens Pash rush.
But no, at times, you know God has to dance around in the backfield. Terrorism.
This is right, Yeah, I mean in my point.
And what I would say is data they haven't really had, like, a decent interior pass rush, the Ravens and went out last year's with Derek Wolfe and Campbell.
I mean, that could change, so I mean previously, just have to deal with Brandon Williams.
Now you got to deal with a guy who 68 £300 and a guy who's 65 to, uh, whatever weight Derek Wolfe is, and then there and then Derek Wolfe, apparently um it wouldn't shock me if you re signed with Baltimore County, because this was apparently last year when the trade rumors started and he was thinking about, um, like he was hearing stuff, like, you know, he might go to Baltimore.
Apparently, he went to his agent, said he thought about going to the agency.
How can we force the trade to Baltimore, you know? Yeah.
So, like, this was God really wants to be in Baltimore, and I think the moment they offered him in, which was after one brought Michael Braugher's deal fell through there's like, Yep, I'm taking it off for so to me, I think he's gonna sign for another 12 years after this year.
Anyway, um uh, yeah, it looks like David Clowney the favorites should be the Saints.
Yeah, I think, Yeah, I'm double checking on Twitter right now, but I I definitely think I think he's probably end up on the Saints.
But, I mean, I think I president today.
So tomorrow with 50 when rosters come out because the full week of practice starts, right? Yeah.
I mean, so I'll be really interested.
I mean, I don't know.
I cant rember anything like battles for Ravens or I don't know the address.
We're whose For defensive backs.
There's been a couple people.
Oh, what's this? Oh, I'm like I'm not forgetting his name, But he apparently has been like a camp sensation.
James Pierrick Corba family was really, really good training camp.
Just watch out for those guys like guys you don't know and they have 100 free agents.
Greenlee, like people are saying these.
I'll play a third round quarter that we drafted last year.
So people are not sure if he's going to make the team.
Apparently, has been breaking up a lot of passes in camp and even intercepted a ball from Chase Claypool a couple times.
So, um, that's going to be interesting.
He's also play on special teams.
There's not really a lot of big training camp.
I was was he was besides that one.
I would think e c like someone like the quarterback stuff like Haskins was named the starter.
I mean, that's pretty well back off, I guess.
Yeah, that's predictable.
I mean, Cam was named the starter.
I mean, that makes that I mean I knew started the soldiers that may get for next year.
Like, for at least this year, at least once more using, probably until they get someone else in there.
Do you think that Ah ah! What was the guy's name? Herbert.
Justin Herbert takes over at some point of from Tirol.
If he struggles in.
Yeah, I mean, thrown over the walls.
I mean, he had also Berenstain it out for the year.
So I feel like you never catch a break.
I almost feel bad for charges, stands or the harmony charters, because there are in this world are they don't think, don't.
They play 16 away games.
It's so bad that all their fans air to our south.
They can't travel here, But I just got that franchise can never be going, man.
I just want a tire fire.
Yeah, and then, um yeah, and try number.
What else? And then, um I mean, yeah.
I mean, we do have the fantasy draft tomorrow.
I'm like, I'm basically doing some research trying to find, like, who could be sleepers.
You could do all the stops.
I mean, there's gonna be really, um It's definitely a lot of fun watching.
You definitely have interested.
A lot of research jivin really started so mean hardest utilized.
Yesterday was not a fantasy draft.
Was like Kraft behind you did.
Really? Well, what will be his last night So that you used to be so more Did you want to college football to wrap up? Yeah, cause trouble wrap up.
So, uh, we know we do.
Apparently, gold Clint.
They're not gonna move the tack.
You ve a game up.
It's going in The 19th will be, I think, 1000 things there.
It's looking like, uh, uh, one of them.
One of the redshirt freshman, said no fans, but really, I was reading from any better of the athletic, and he said that he expected announcement of just 1000 van capacity for that game.
Do social distance, please.
If you go to that game helping idiots and sit next to all your friends, if you some how get tickets, that would just be very very Uh, yeah.
I mean, obviously, I would rather have no fans like because, you know, people.
Yeah, And then, like also Virginia awful attack Apparently there is, like, a 15% positive rate.
And so they're online.
It will not be moving at all.
Yeah, but I should still be gate.
It's in just about two more weeks now, right? It's gonna be a billboard, darling, that, like our oceans, are going to like what? We'll probably stream some of the game.
I mean, anything I would be worried about, like, the emotions are probably like cod was going there.
I don't want myself to be honest, but yeah, way we maybe can, of course, use all the peoples this league.
Brahim Blackshear is like one that huge massive.
We have a meeting a lot on text You that they're saying this kid is the real deal.
We're gonna use him in a lot of different ways.
Put a really good numbers at Rutgers Workers is not a good football school there.
The laughing stock of the Big 10 and 13 place rockers like Ohio State.
They blow them out 60 but nothing a lot of times.
And he put those numbers with that team being well, I will stay in Penn State that that last season, So, um, yeah, I'm really, really excited to see what he could do.
This offense beer with Blackshear is clear.
Herbert and talk air and and and holds Yeah.
I mean, that's pretty good running back room.
Do you think we're gonna become more of a run based team is like, run, then play action this year? All well, yeah, I think they're going to run the ball a lot of different way up running.
He's also running quarterback as well.
Yeah, and it can run along so well.
Broxton can come in there and run a few plays.
I'm not going to either Going to use both of them.
I think Braxton's gonna come in.
Our time in Quincy will come in.
Times are on the ball.
It's gonna be mostly the Hendon show, but they're gonna sub packages from the other two.
Yeah, and I think that the ranking, I think it has to be a little bit bigger because we lost bounding. Came to the draft.
Damon who? Eagleton? Uh, um transferred.
And so it's like trade turn on TV And Robinson Janeway.
Yeah. Transfers coming in.
Which is really nice.
I mean, I would assume that most of our experiences in the run game.
So I think that's what we're going to start and actually core Nelson with jet sweets, everything else we do not like.
I know I've never been a fan of theirs, often being on the offensive coordinator.
I think he just tries to be too cute, and it just cost them points.
Yeah, it's getting the world's gonna feel like a little sense of normal when we're all complaining about Dr Korn.
Alison on starting in two weeks, it will influence our, um, trying to think of what else and, uh, we talked about.
So you pick, um, other than quarterback way picked them to finish fifth this year in PCC.
I think that's fine.
Anywhere in the top body, you know, talk to those That's not gonna happen.
But anywhere from 3 to 5 spot, I can see that because it was Thompson number Dame E.
For me, that makes sense. Yeah.
I mean, we're the 3 to 5 range for machine fact.
I expect to be honest with you.
I mean, and then, um, Big 10 is probably gonna start. Big tendency.
Yeah. Thanksgiving, October.
I I this spring, so I was like was stride playing right now.
Like in I think the other thing was I don't know, There's no one that competed for attack duty there on some of the 2021 class.
So not going to see too much news with that defensively.
I think that's a look transferred.
Oh, what's his name again? I can't even something.
Aaron Taylor, Devin Taylor or something? Yeah.
Get planning time out.
Away from the TV, cable, barley leaving, Um, I know they're gonna wall or on Chapman out there.
Um, but, you know, he's going to get playing for him.
I mean, I mean, he asked her now formally, be gone.
So, uh, really excited for Devin Hunter.
His coming out party is finally here from the highest recruits they've ever had these reasons.
But, you know, this is this is his times.
I'm really, really hoping that we get to see a lot of be really good.
Yeah, And then, um, you know, seven Taylor.
Uh, another name is I think that's already full.
I think he needs to break out because he was another Highly.
He was. He was another recruit.
So they definitely have guys like anything that are feed the guys.
Like for not from, um, Waller.
He needs to show out because he's gonna He wants to be a high traffic ray start.
Ashley needs a shot.
And I think we've talked about Ashby because of the big.
We could be picked.
He has a lot of tackles.
That's his big You just He's everywhere when he when he's playing there.
So I could definitely has another season like that to definitely see him getting drafted somewhere, like in the meat around or something like that.
If it around her someone out.
So yeah, and then, um yes, I think it was Joshua Fouda who? I believe the record freshman.
Um, he basically on the Johnson former third.
He tweeted no fan for 2020.
We know the Hokie fans kind supportive, regardless, so we don't know if that's confirmed.
But then again, I remember, um what Hendon? The reason what most of us knew the Hendon was starring was because Trey Turner posted something on his Instagram saying that Hendon was going to start.
So who knows? Yeah, because I read the thing back from any better.
Is now back that he expected that it's going to be 1000 vans for the UGTT.
But they're not going to announce it.
I think in sale next week, they usually announce two full weeks prior.
So look for an announcement.
Probably sometime next week, but no tailgating, you know? So no centre street for anyone.
And I saw your treats like the, um, watch Watch us try crowd is going to come up.
I better get Andy bitter.
And I don't know if those and be bitter.
Remember it forever. Have seen Infinity War.
Where what? You gotta Peter Dinklage is character like he's talking with door.
And it's like if you do this, um, like, if anything, this is like when they're cream the weapons like, yeah, you'll let you'll die.
But if I don't or something in your kind of repeat, it was like, Yeah, that's what And, um, I mean, I feel like I was reminded of that because its own treatment Watch us try to tailgate and it anybody like they're going to stop you from tell.
It's like no try and stop that that you know well, you'll get fined for it so have fun paying that off.
You know, you know, Senator is also overrated.
I think I was never a fan of I've been there a few times.
I never cared for it.
You know, I can't stand.
The smell of the bear is just too much garbage alcohol that I don't care to drink because I like to do the other stuff.
So, um, but I know people like it, but you know what? I was No, I was either.
Like when I when I was I'd call it when I was there.
I was either, um, meeting with a friend, getting food.
I like, um, uh, not teach you not not Hoagie grill.
Um, you know, CEO.
And that's what I was thinking of.
You feel like get food with my one my friends from, uh, and then once runs of the game.
So I avoided that.
And then when I started covering it protect total access.
I went immediately to, um, like where the media has, like, put like, the media food I went straight there.
And what you think my make sounds So yeah, I guess for which there cultural Congress gets able, never problems report.
Remember Jamie Newman from Wake Forest? Yeah.
So that's the big loss for Georgia.
Jakey Daniels is probably starting for them.
So they were other pretty big loss through that.
And he was gonna be the starter.
Um oh, you better.
I think they were happy. You better.
I think they regret now getting, um Ah.
What? Dustin Fields out.
I would say that I was saying, I think the only conference that's probably not going to play now is packed.
Well, so we're gonna have, I think, four of the five big 10 degrees I have to start playing in October.
We don't know if it will also, and yeah, it's really exciting that this is we're looking the start.
Pretty student NFL is coming back.
And do you have anything else, anything today or anything, like all, uh, is there anything in hockey you want to talk about two game sevens or today, four o'clock at nine o'clock and Game seven tomorrow? Eso three teams have decided to come back from 31 deficits and tie the series.
So we'll see if all three of those teams can pull off the 431 comeback.
It does not happen that often, but when it does, it's still pretty cool on conference finals start, um, Sunday and Monday.
So we're almost to the final.
Um, but yeah, that's basically it for hockey.
Give anything from being where, Uh, so we are about 20 old send with its were 24 hours away from the first Constable Saturday.
So that's always That's a good That's a good start, your normal, but by just yep, and and my only thing I was like was and it is really more so for like, the like, the college shoot that don't really care about like there but the guy lines, like What people have to understand is that college football and non sports in general is more high risk when it comes to Covitz.
So I was like, If we can make that work, we could make anything work to know beat, be smart like wear a mask. Be smart.
Um, you know a lot of names.
Don't be an idiot.
The only to sit in the right all next to your friends Just let it go to your door and watched the game from there like, No, I'm like, yeah, and like, if you do Like I said, you know, out of the game, sit 6 ft apart from your friends.
Don't be idiots.
There's 1000 fans in a 66,000 capacity stadium.
Come on, you think it's not order like **** speech? What, 23 seats away or so doable? It's so do.
If you want to consider high, you'll get a great view possible.
Go up to the 50 yard line, Noah, and you'll get a great view now.
The other thing was, the tailgate is like It looks like it's gonna be like we're responsible like, No, you don't understand.
Under his alcohol involved, you go away.
Yeah, so that's pretty much how we're gonna end the show where cultural bullets can start tomorrow.
Um, are fans of the famous draft we're doing is going to start It's me tomorrow.
So, um, it's good to know that like more sports, they're coming back every day since normalcy now just hope what could be one or two.
Don't forget that tennis is right now, so yeah, there's all this is the purpose is the peak month.
Right now, you baseball going hockey playoffs, eh? NBA playoffs.
Andy of the NFL comeback that it's very It's almost very, very rare when all four sports are going at the same time.
We probably will have a lot to talk about next week.
I mean, obviously, we're gonna obviously we're going to recap the Texans Chiefs Game. Oh, yeah.
Heart in body weight E o this one thing about the achieves I want to bring up.
I just love the fact it and you read at this point, it's fine with people like bringing up the foodstuff around him.
You mean that he has, remember? No, ever.
I think I told I texted you.
Watch it a couple of years ago.
Remember Cues on the sidelines and in each other.
Now if someone's a little ahead of me, he was looking at it, and it was the lawful house, you know, and it will.
He said, I like, you know, they find the biggest cheeseburger.
Yeah, on that he said it is press conference Yesterday I got the rings like, you know what I wear when I'm wearing something nice? I'm going to do all the stuff with it.
Everybody had three cheeseburger.
He he's pulling and raised all the names of him eating because he's just a market beers.
First of all, if I'm using, like, if I meet me, I'm not getting a cheeseburger.
I'm really just a big stake.
Ouster is the best.
One of the most expensive stakeouts, the champion myself, a fraud.
Oh, she's I mean, it's like it's just those moments when you watch your band.
Like where you see them crack up.
Um, and then yes.
So that's pretty much what we'll do.
We'll stir but covering next week.
The game, a preview.
Uh, I know, right? I don't rate.
You gonna wait? What do you do this? You're going to? I know Ravens played Cleveland.
I don't know who, uh, steal your giants.
Oh, that should be easy. One for you guys.
You know, e, I don't think I don't need to take one mark me to run for 200 yards.
Yeah, So what? We'll recap that, um if the Orioles air still, uh, they're still energy and do something interesting. I'll bring that up.
Ah, and that's pretty much any major news.
I don't I think at this point, that's for baseball.
That's what we will do.
We don't have to really cover.
We've got to cover anything else.
Um and then, yeah, I think that will be it for the show of again.
And, um yeah, recovery for show.
And I think for thank you for everyone for listening.
Will be back next week.
Same time, same location.
See you next week.
Well, what? You do something with you tomorrow in the draft? Yeah, seeing