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This is episode number one of the hopefully long running What's Boys podcast.
Co host Anthony Conover, Contributor Atarot Unwrap sports.
You know, since this is a new podcast, we're just gonna, you know, first off, introduce ourselves.
So I've been on draft like, a month and a half Now, I've done a lot of last year's.
I did that NFL panel last night.
That was sure somebody you watched.
That was three hours of my life that was very much entertaining.
Ah, football, baseball, My main topics for football, the big Patriots fan.
And then it's not gonna make sense without for baseball in the Yankee Finn.
Ah, in basketball talk as well with, you know, okay, see as the team that I'm repping and ah, I'm thrown over my boy Josh.
Now introduce yourself to the people.
Yeah, I'm Josh. Dinars.
I've been with unwrapped for a while now.
I've, ah, mainly done blog's and article writing Is my first time going live.
Really excited for it? Me and Anthony, it's gonna be a lot of fun.
I'm also a thunder fan, basketball and football or even know.
Yeah, I'm a painter straining for football.
So yeah, we're gonna I can already tell you because this happened during our draft for our dynasty league people, there will be a Cam Newton debate at least once a week.
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So, uh, yeah, let's get into a man.
Let's get into it.
All right, First thing we got, we got this cool idea.
Kind of a guess who kind of thing give out a couple clues? Yes. Get the other guy.
Tried to guess it.
You ready? Well, let me Let me let me throw this.
Well, let me throw this out there.
We're gonna try to put we're gonna try to make this a weekly thing with me and me and Josh, you're gonna go back and forth, and by end of the football season or however long you we just keep it running forever and ever.
We're going to see who has mawr.
Who can guess more correctly.
By the end, we're gonna give ourselves a minute.
I'm gonna put the timer on my phone if you want me to show what I will if you don't believe me.
But we're gonna give each other a minute, 30 seconds to guess the person that the other one is giving hints to.
And we're just going to see who can guess mawr at, you know, by the end of time.
So, uh, all right, I will start the clock on your first hint.
This player played quarterback at USC.
He was taken in the 2005 ****.
Now taken in 2005 NFL draft.
Give you a little bit to think girl to him.
Why do I? He was trash.
Wasn't he? A man? Oh, yeah.
You know, I respect.
In his time in the NFL, he is playing for the Patriots, the Chiefs, the Vikings, the Bills, the Cowboys, the Titans in the lines.
Brown got. Let's go.
I know how hard like for German Patriots.
I heard Patriots, and I was like, You know what I might have about switching up the order teams, but I feel like that.
Kind of I know what ago.
I honestly didn't think I was gonna get it.
I honestly didn't know there's another.
There's another USC quarterback.
That was not good.
That I mean this drill.
Well, yeah, Pretty much every single USC quarterback I'm working on yourself.
You like our boat.
But I mean, problem of patriots, right from the beginning, I might be from New York, but I still don't support the man with his seeing Go self.
All right, now, Now that that's done, I'm up one. Nothing.
Next week, we'll see if I can stop Josh with C'mon type performance.
Now this you don't know. You don't know.
All right, I get it.
All right, So for the first, like, real topic, you know, we're gonna discuss all type of sports on, you know, a live stream slash podcast thing like this, but, uh, first off, your thoughts just in general NFL quail are not NFL.
I've loved it for me personally, I have what been watching the n b A for a long time, but this is the most entertaining the MBA playoffs have been because there's no distractions for the players and there's just they're hoping.
And we've seen players like Jamal, Mary and Donovan Mitchell just go off for 50 back to back nights.
And it's just so entertaining to watch.
Yeah, let me tell you, you know, Jamal Murray and Donovan Mitchell going back and forth every single game that was that was a Siri's that you kind of wished, never ended, you know, like like 27 games.
And it was a Hello, I got watch.
And I think now, of course, you got Ah, you got Miami beat in the box just now.
I you know I would.
I actually placed the futures bet on the Bucks, went in the chip, so I'm down $20.
That's Ah, that's a bad movement.
The Bucks were great regular season, and it just really comes down to Yonas can only do so much for them.
He can only carry them as far role players got to step up and knock down those shots.
That's why players like Wesley Matthews air there toe, knock down those open shots, and they just couldn't get it done.
And everyone wants to pin it on the honest and say he's gonna leave.
But that's it's not all his fault.
If you could have played that Game five, he would have played.
It wasn't his choice.
I think I think they're gonna bounce back next year.
Probably be the number one seed again.
Hopefully, they can just put it together this time.
You know, like you said, I feel like a lot of people are blaming it on the honest.
And, you know, I don't really understand it.
I mean, especially, he's doing all he can, but I can't remember who posted it.
But somebody post yesterday Did you see air? Bless those numbers for the last two, uh, come playoff series he's been in.
I mean, I'm guessing they're probably efficient, but not the best.
Efficient is terror.
He really hasn't been terrible.
I think I think he was averaging, like, 16 points.
You shooting like 28% from three, you know, things like that.
And, you know, we got some questions here in the chat already.
Uh, should the bucks fire their coach? No, no, I don't know of you.
I don't know if you can do all that.
I don't know what's gonna happen anymore, because I fell a thunder fan of Thunder Fan.
Did you see Billy Donovan? I'll not staying.
Dude, I'm still upset that Billy Donovan got fired, but I understand at the same time, coaches are always the first people that get blamed for the failure of a really good team.
It just happens that way, and it's not gonna change Mike Budenholzer.
He he had his like he was with Atlanta when they were number one seed without Horford and all of them keys.
He's had success just being a great coach.
But then again, he's always been a scapegoat.
And if the Bucks do that with him, I don't think they're going to find another coach that can do as well as he did with this team.
I don't think they're gonna find someone because it's not the coaching that's not the issue.
It's just stepping up in the big games, and it's not his fault, So I don't think he should get fired, But I definitely can see it happen.
I could I could honestly see it happening to Onley for the I don't really think it necessarily needs to happen because I think such some players need to step up.
I think they got to make a move somehow, uh, I saw.
I mean, of course, every single offseason, you always see trade rumors and things like that.
But, you know, of course, I see.
Ah, Chris, Paul might being traded to the box.
And this there, Chris Paul to the Sixers.
Things of that nature.
So it's gonna be it's gonna be interesting off season because you know it.
Really? What if What if you're honest, pulls in a d one of the honest bulls and a D and says, Listen, money, I need some help here.
You guys aren't really doing anything.
I've put you on my back because I think he's gonna win the back to back N v.
And he was defensive player of the year.
So we're going to say, Listen, I've done everything I possibly can.
You guys can't get me anything I want to trade out of here or, you know, maybe he informs and that he's leaving in free agency, so they trade him anyway.
What do your Ah, what are your thoughts on on the honest move this off season? I don't think Johannes is that type of player, not saying there's anything wrong with going and getting the help you need in becoming a champion.
Every player, if if they've stayed with the franchise long enough and have won an M V P and took them as far as they can go, then they have the right sleeve.
But I don't think you honest is that guy.
I think he wants to bring a championship to Milwaukee.
I think he's loyal to them.
I think he wants the responsibility to get them a ring.
I think he like, invites that challenge and I think he's going to stay there.
I don't think there's any way he leaves unless they just don't offer him anything or trading was an.
All I'm saying is I kind of hope he stays for the simple fact.
If I have to see one more, ya honest photo shop of him in a warrior's uniform.
I'm gonna drive me.
I'm going to throw out of being because I'm telling you right now, I'm telling you now, if you are honest goes to Teoh the Warriors.
I set out when Katie went because first of all, I was salty that he left our squad.
But that was you know who's in being the championship.
You don't know who is gonna be in the championship.
You know, for a fact, who's gonna win the championship? And I mean, of course, you kind of did when Katie went there, too.
But I feel like this is Ah hah Lak.
Because Katie, you know, he's They space the floor a lot more there when he was there, obviously, cause everybody on that team and their grandmother could shoot the basketball.
But you Ah, you put the honest there and what he and what do you How do you defend them? I love for somebody to tell me, because if you if you space everybody out, you're gonna leave you honest, Some one on one.
So we can euro step from the three point line, you know, get the easy bucket at the at the at the rack or you're gonna clock the pain and leave Steph and Clay wide open.
So, you know, I'm just saying, um, I'm sick of the honest to the warriors, Photoshopped, because I might I might cry myself to sleep, knowing what the MBA season is gonna be on before we move on from the MBA season.
Just, of course, we got a touch on it because you know it is happening tonight.
How are you feeling about Celtics, Celtics, Raptors and, of course, the Clippers? I think.
I think the Celtics close it out tonight.
I mean, they're big three of Camba, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum.
Jayson Tatum has been performing well, the Siri's, but everyone else has been picking them up, and they played really well in Pascal's.
Jacome is not playing like the star he needs to be.
He's not putting up the numbers he normally does.
He's not leading them the way they can't have kind of Lowry be their only main score out there.
They got to step up.
I think the Celtics close it out tonight.
I think Nugzar Clippers like it's gonna be close like their Nuggets are gonna be in it.
But the Clippers are just too deep in just two good and Paul George is playing like he used to is being playoff being instead of pandemic P.
So that's a tough to stop when he's on.
So I think the Clippers Clippers wanted up winning this in five or six, and I think the Celtics win it all tonight.
I absolutely agree with you.
And, you know, that Celtic Tractor Series didn't look like it was gonna be one to actually enjoy.
But, man, the Raptors came screaming back with those two wins.
Made it 22 And then, of course, you know, they got beat off the floor in Game five.
So you know that turned it.
That turned into a serious for a second.
I I I I was I was watching that game live When, when, uh, and a newbie hit that, that poster beater, I That was unbelievable to me.
I did not see out would come, and I thought the Celtics had that came wrapped up.
And then, of course, they came back. The next game.
One made it 22 but, you know, it's it's a lot more, I think.
I think the Celtics just took their foot off the gas.
Or, you know, it was a little bit of an emotional shock when you lose a game like that.
You know, you kind of look at what happened to the Spurs in game six in that finals, when write down hit that shot and then the next game, it was you just kind of new.
Miami was gonna end up winning it.
So I think I agree with you.
100% of the Southeast, close it out.
And then, of course, the Clippers.
Now, uh, I have the Clippers win The championship is your I know this is gonna make all of our like, her homers.
Oh, don't give me that.
I'm not even a Laker, Homer, but come on.
But how can you? How can you choose the Clippers in anything? Because who is gonna beat him? The Lakers.
That was kind of right.
Now, this Lakers beast must listen unless Rondo is gonna turn into Steph Curry like you did last night, Then I don't see it happening.
What is need one world later.
Step up tonight.
Just one role place and listen.
You know, my father saying is tops LeBron no on my feet.
Listen, nor my favorite saying is what a broken clock is, right? Twice a day, boy. And that's what happened.
Ron, don't last night.
That is never going to happen again.
And if it does, don't get me wrong.
I never heard of playoff round playoff walk Rondo on, and I respect the man playoff Rondo.
No staff curry shooting threes.
I don't I don't see where that's coming from.
I mean, they don't need him to step up every night.
They just need one role player a day, and LeBron are gonna handle the load.
They need one role player.
Like the other night, it was Markieff Morris.
Some nights it's cool.
Is KCP basically one to step up? That's all they need.
See, Here's my thing, though.
The Lakers need one role.
Players step up. If they don't, they're cooked.
The Clippers have three or four role players that they know can step up.
And if one of them doesn't step, you can't lie to me.
You can't lie to me that this team are deeper defense team in the league.
No doubt they got to six minutes year coming off the bench and the fact that they almost lost to the Mavericks.
The fact that they let the Nuggets steal a game that scares me, man, like they should be sweeping these teams if they're really that good.
So having me liquor, I don't respect the same thing.
Okay? The link going in these playoffs said a word until the until the Clippers I saw after Game one of that Houston series, they were a little nervous.
That's a feeling out game, bro.
What did they do the past two games? You're doubting the king bow.
I am down the jump out.
The king wrote, You always prove you're wrong.
How When Kawai is blocking people with his middle finger, it scares me a little bit more.
Most overhyped block I have ever seen in my life.
Dude, it black those middle things now.
Like I see now I got Perry all mad at me talking about Wake up now.
See what you see.
What's gonna happen? How many? How many have the Clippers lost? Listen, Perry, he's trying to help you.
He's trying to help you.
I'm gonna be on the right side of history.
All right, but let's what's Ah, We'll put that one to the side for now.
So what I think everybody is excited about I know, I'm very excited.
I know you're excited.
Everybody in America is excited.
Almost is coming back tomorrow.
I heard the NFL soundtrack for Fox yesterday and CBS the other day.
I work and I almost shed a tear.
So it comes back tomorrow.
We got cheese. Texans.
What? You're just what are just your initial thoughts? Of course.
You know, the Texans had a busy offseason making the terrible trades that they normally do because our O'Brien is the U Garcia GM toe ever exist.
You know, the chiefs obviously coming off that Super Bowl, uh, we got you know, everybody always talks about the Super Bowl hangover, but ah, what do you're just initial thoughts? Of course.
You know, Damien Williams is out for the Chiefs to.
So we got Clyde Edwards.
The layer, everybody.
You know, if your fantasy, um everybody knows who that man is now because everybody started picking him up.
So what's what are your thoughts.
I think it would be wrong not to expect a shoot out with two quarterbacks like my Holmes and Watson.
So that's really what I'm looking for.
A lot of offense, just a lot of scoring.
And I think this year, just overall for DeShaun Watson is huge.
I mean, he doesn't have it, doesn't have Hopkins anymore.
He got his money.
It's kind of, Ah, it's a year where he proves himself that he's really as good as everyone thinks he is.
And I think this game is gonna be a big test on what they're gonna look like this year.
You know what? Perry is making a great point.
You know, Perry, I'll forgive you for your Lakers point for this one.
He's given away a bet.
Plus, you have plus 54 on the Chiefs and you using the code us at 100 to double your cash.
If you're not taking that back, because listen, let me tell you something I'm on.
I like to cheese because I'm a Patriots fan, but if they lose by 54 points, we got another problem in the world.
So make sure everybody is happen on happen on my bookie and everything like that, but yeah, you know, like you said, it's it's gonna I think it I think it's a big year for for To Sean, obviously.
But it also might not be for the simple fact he did get his money.
You know, he doesn't have toe doesn't have to earn that contract anymore, which I think he earned from his rookie season on anyway.
So I don't think there he was ever really too worried about it.
Uh, getting rid of Hopkins is is gonna hurt, man, that is that is a tough, tough blow.
In my opinion, I think he's the best wide receiver in the league for the simple fact get it? Well, he did it with no quarterbacks his entire career.
Now he had to show him. Finally.
What was that year? He had four quarterbacks in the same years.
Ryan Mallett just bringing.
Is that the year he had Brock Osweiler? Yeah, you have, like, 1800 yards Tillerson crazy.
So I think you know, losing him is obviously a big thing.
But, you know, you do get Brendan cooks back with Ah, because they got him from the from the Rams.
But listen, as much as I respect cooks because, you know, he's, I don't think he's ever been considered like a superstar top, you know, top whatever, receiver.
But he's definitely performed in the places that he's been.
I think he's got disrespected.
Do you really? I think we're nothing to people.
You have what? He stopped 20 for me, which is still really good, considering all the talent at receiver.
I don't know where at in the top 20 is not 20 is definitely higher than that.
But I think just the fact that he's just been tossed around so much, I mean, the Rams, the Saints and now the text and like someone needs to actually realize that this is a great player and he could be a number one or number two receiver.
If you have other good receivers around him and I think the show is going to get along with him great.
I mean, you can cook any DB.
He can no pun intended, right? Yeah, right.
But he I just think he's disrespected.
I don't think people realize he's as good as as he's shown, it's no, I think for sure he's good, but it's definitely like I said, it's no Hopkins.
And then I think I saw today or yesterday that he he's Ah, he might be a game time decision for the game tomorrow because something's nagging him.
So you know there's over.
There's always that aspect.
You always worry about speed receivers with hamstrings, you know, or anything like that growing, you know, calf.
And then you know, of course, they got willful or, you know, they they still have Kenny Still, I'm Adam.
So they got They got some burners on that team, man, like they really do in the Chiefs have never really been known further defense.
Even in that last year with that Super Bowl, they weren't really, you know, offensive minded team.
Obviously, they have by four, maybe not by far, but they have the best offense in the league.
You know why you think unless I mean, if the bucks are gonna be as good as they should be, then it's a pretty close by the Goa led by the group.
He's ago, but he's old.
Now he's Oh, here we go.
Here we go. We'll get to that.
We'll get to that later.
But, you know, And then they got And then, like I said, the Texans, you know, got got Davey Johnson back, who I just don't see anymore.
I mean, he had that 12 year stretch in Arizona where he was kind of, you know, popping off.
I remember with fantasy, value was through the roof.
But since and he hasn't really done anything, it's been a lot of injuries.
So I don't know if it's exactly his full, and I mean, don't get me wrong.
That Arizona offensive line that he was had to run between is just absolutely awful.
So I mean, but that again, let's be really or he's not going toe.
He's not going to the Colts of the Cowboys.
He's going to the Texans, who also you know what an offensive lineman is.
I for some reason, they gave to Sean Watson all this money, but apparently they don't like protecting him.
So you know that you will see how that goes.
I think I don't know.
I don't know how I feel about a shoot out high scoring Aiken.
See, I think the Chiefs pour it on and, ah, you know, of course, I think will be some garbage points late by the Texans.
But I don't know about shootout, just for the simple fact, because, you know, the Chiefs are returning everybody on their team, you know, it's not a lot of faces.
It's it's the same same old group, same thing.
So you know it's for them.
It's kind of like, you know, same thing, different day.
But for the Texans, you gotta You gotta get cooks in there now.
You got to get David Johnson and, like, you know, like we said last night on NFL panel on camera, it might have been Lawrence who said, You know, the easiest position to play, you know, coming out of college or coming over from New system is the running back.
Because, you know, you run forward and take the ball in your chest and your keep running, so you know, it might not take Johnson is long, but, you know, could actually get involved.
Everything like that.
It might take, you know, a little bit more time, so I Either way, it could have been the Jags and Jets plank, and I probably still would've watched it forest.
In fact, this football exactly.
So it's gonna be It's gonna be a fun time and, you know, and I want to see what what Clyde does.
You know, there's a lot of hype around here not only not only in the fantasy world, but, you know, in in the real football life in general.
There's a lot of hype around him, you know, he's a good receiving back out of the backfield, things like that.
I want to see what he is, what he's like as a runner, because I'm not going to sit up here and light anybody.
I am not a college football or college sports person at all.
I it doesn't interest me whatsoever.
You know, by the time begin to the third round.
I am completely lost of who is getting drafted in the NFL because like I said it, college sports has never interested me.
All the people that know me know that's a fact.
They always get on me about it all the time that they don't understand how I couldn't like it, but it's just never been for me and ah, so I'm not going to see here and act like I know all these rookies coming out or good at this and bad at this.
But you know, there's a lot of hype around him to people that are last smarter than me talking him up.
So I want to see what he's all about.
I mean, I get the hype because he's gonna be there.
Number one running back, No question.
He had a great year in college, but, I mean, the idea of putting that much pressure and workload on a running back that's on a championship team.
I just don't see it happening this year.
I think they're gonna They're gonna be a mainly passing offense, obviously, when you have Patrick Mahomes and those weapons, so I think he's gonna plays well, do his part.
But I don't see him putting up amazing numbers or just being the star right away.
Well, let's go, Let's play.
Let's play a little over under here.
Just got the Clyde hype.
We'll go over under seven touchdowns like total or just rushing.
That's no total.
Ah, I might take the over on that.
I might just because of the fact that when they get, like, close to the goal line er in the red zone, they could just run a little wheel route or just an out route for him and he'll get in the end zone.
And I think that I think he's gonna reach ends only that a lot.
So I go with the over, you know I can.
You know, there's always two ways of looking at it.
I can look at the hype and kind of leave it only because it is the Chiefs and there's such a powerhouse offense that, you know teams might scheme toe stop Tyreke.
And then they got a scheme to stop to stop Travis and then Nicole Hardman.
It could be down the field, and it's things like that where you have to be careful for.
But, you know, it was also the fact that you know you're steaming for that, but then maybe that's where Clyde is gonna is gonna find his groove where it's you know, now it's him running between the tackles because there's nobody in the box, because I gotta have you know, 25 dbs out there.
Try to keep up with tight.
Right? So it'll be It'll be fun.
But the NFL is back tomorrow, and I am extremely excited.
I don't have work tomorrow.
I got school 2 to 3.
50 and then after that, I'm locking in.
I don't want anybody on my phone.
I'm not getting on no games.
I got to do my research out of you. Prepared.
Oh, yeah, that do lineups gonna be will be ready for the Oh, yeah. Listen, listen.
With the amount of fancy teams I I am in, I have to make sure that my line it's OK.
Because, you know, I told myself that I wasn't gonna do too many because I end up not paying attention.
But, I mean, it's quite a few of these this year.
Listen, I don't know why I did it to everybody out there.
Don't ever Me and my friend were bored one night and we joined the 20 team league.
It's just not good.
New cities, 20 teams and draft took forever, and I will.
Probably 12 people were on auto draft and it still took forever.
But we'll get it.
We're gonna get to that fantasy lineup later on in this show.
But let's just take a look at the rest of schedule.
We'll go game by game, you know, Maybe just give.
You know who you think is gonna win.
What? You think your expectations of them first game I'm seeing here is the Jets and the Bills Bills by a landslide.
Oh, land cider it.
I mean, it's Adam gave still Adam Cases still in New York.
Yeah, just not doing nothing.
I don't you know, it's I said this last night and maybe maybe I'm just done quite very possible.
But, you know, everybody always says that Adam cases on offensive guy, But what offense is he has he really done anything with? I know, I know he probably got the job because Peyton Manning all of a sudden said that Adam Cases is the greatest thing since sliced bread.
But I just I don't say he was in Miami and Ryan Tannehill didn't play that good.
Ryan Tannehill got to the conference championship game with the Titans.
And don't get me wrong.
I'm not saying that that Ryan Tannehill was anything near, you know that good.
But if you if you can put somebody in the correct system, they could be that good.
And then now he's in New York with Sam, Donald and Levy on Belle and I And being from your I probably Seymour Jackie's than I than I ever wanted Teoh because, you know, they're always on and you know, people.
If you don't live here, I don't know why you're paying attention them anyway, they're absolutely terrible.
But you would think half the time that that Bell isn't on the team for really I so I don't understand.
I don't I mean, I know what Gates didn't really want him.
I remember, You know, after Gates got the coaching job, he he basically said, If I if I was here, I wouldn't have given him the contract.
But listen, stupid.
He gave him the contract.
He's on your team.
Figure out a way to use them like they got to get Sam Donaldson help.
Like, who are their receivers right now? Like Breshad, Perriman and Jamison Crowder like they need lady on Bell.
You need him to be a workhorse.
That's what he does.
He gets a lot of carries.
He gets a lot of yards.
You can't just have Sam Donald do everything.
Still, he needs help.
Like he can just go out there and carry a team like that.
It's just, I hope they use Levy on Bell right this year.
And I hope they signed some receivers, dude, because they need some targets to throw the ball to.
I don't get me wrong, you know, it's I can't all blame it on on gays, I guess.
I mean, I kind of know.
But recently you can't.
And it's also the simple fact that the Jets offensive line is terrible, too.
So it's not like, you know, and even Bell said he could have played better last year.
I think that that's just not wanting to throw anybody under the bus.
I think that's what you say is a player when you know you don't have that good of a season.
So, you know, be Alison here saying that Bells going off to lock in his overs.
What is a listen, Alex? I'm kind of hoping I do have him in one of my fantasy leaks, so if he does go off, I won't be that upset as long as I'm not playing him that week in my money leaks.
Because if that happens, then I'm just happened.
But, you know, I look, I look at it and maybe it maybe I'm kind of it might sound weird.
I think that, uh, Bell needs the McCaffrey treatment I doing.
I think Levian needs to touch the ball as many times in the Catholic Church on a game that's exact.
Like, yeah, I feel like, you know, it's it's to place for him here.
He doesn't get targeted than its ah, play here that he goes to drive without getting targeted then and now set up some screen passes, call some run plays, get a Mao in an open space where he can use his his shiftiness.
You know, we've always seen him The backfield.
Yes, that little pitter patter way of running the ball get amount in the open field.
And I mean, you know, look at him.
Like I said, it is a completely different situations.
Different coaches, different kinds of wine.
But look what they look what he did with the Steelers.
He was unbelievable.
I I mean, he was to me, probably the best running back in the league for for a strategy for like, a couple of years, bearing always.
It was always family.
And, you know, he goes to the Jets and you forget that he plays in the NFL now, So, you know, like like we both said a with is probably gonna end up being a landslide on Lee because I think the Bills defense is just is just better.
I'm high on Josh Allen this year. I know. I know.
Some other people are.
I'm a big Josh Allen guy.
I grabbed him in a lot of leads that I that I could so I and was in.
I think that's Stefon.
Diggs is gonna end up being a top five receiver this year in some categories because you know, that's that deep threat, good route runner that that they really kind of heated.
So I think that that I think that he's going off this year and I think Josh on really improves as well.
Next game, we got a classic rivalry game to start off.
Week one is the package and the Vikings man have you seen how much fun Aaron Rodgers has been having this offseason? I mean, they drafted his replacement, and he's just out there pushing around backup quarterbacks, just having fun and Rogers winning an EVP this year like Oh my God, he said he found something in 2010 film, and it just like awoken something in him.
He's just been having too much fun out there for him not to just dominate this year.
So I'm taking the Packers for sure, because especially because I think Kirk Cousins every year just needs a couple games to get back out there.
So I think I'll take the Packers in this one.
I'm gonna take the Packers as well.
Uh, we have a segment at the end of the show called Challenge Flags.
I might save my opinion on that little Aaron Rodgers thing.
You just said for that coming here, but yeah, I'm going. I'm going with the packages.
Well, I just think that you know, I said I said it last night.
I think teams will continuity this year are gonna play a lot better, especially early.
And you know, the Packers.
I think they're just bringing back a lot of other pieces.
Um, you know, they have.
I think that they're finally in the air, and Jones involved does not feel like in the beginning of the year last year they were kind of scared to give him the ball for some unknown reason.
And then by the end of the season, he was, you know, they found out what he really was.
Of course, you have to want a Adams.
You know who's to me.
Probably one of the better receivers in the league, and then their defense is, you know, it's gotten there.
It is definitely not, You know, anything crazy bites.
I feel like it's better than what Rogers had in the past and for the and for the Vikings.
You know, they just put the needle hunter on the i r.
For the first three weeks.
So hit to their defense.
Of course they did get them, did make that big trade for Janek and got away, though, which I absolutely love, because when Daniel Hunter comes back, if you're an offensive lineman, I still want you because I am not getting in front of either one of them.
I have no and then they lost, and then they lost us.
So I think it might take, you know, cousins a little bit to get, you know, accurate.
Jesus, everybody, you know, in different spaces and things like that.
But it'll be a fun, you know, packers, right? Canadian like they usually are.
I'm expecting, you know, close.
You know, maybe a 24 17 type of thing.
So not only that would be a fun game to watch.
Yeah, I'm excited to see.
Especially without Stefon Diggs.
Hope he gets a lot of reps out there because I think he was really good.
But let's you and I think I think he could be a great receiver for them.
But I definitely agree with the need to get acclimated a little bit and just get used to being around each other on the field again.
And I could see them being a good team this year in battling for the division for sure.
Next we got the eagle holes and the Washington football team.
It is honestly, might not be worth having a conversation about.
Well, maybe I could do it.
Listen, I think Haskins can compete for a last in the division with Daniel Jones.
Man him and Ronald, they're gonna do something Don't give you.
I will give the Redskins credit for the first time and probably my entire lifetime that they did something correct hiring Ron Rivera because I think he can actually change the culture.
I know you hear that a lot.
Somebody gets hired, but I think if anybody's gonna do it, couldn't be somebody like Ron Rivera.
But see, you got Aaron Rodgers.
Mr. M V P. Over there.
I'm all in on car sound, Major.
The oh, my I'm all in on Carson this year.
I think he's gonna have a nice, healthy season.
I don't know if any of you watched.
See, I did, because my brother is actually an Eagles fan.
But I just I don't know if you guys noticed, but, ah, Carson once would go.
So you know his will.
His local walmart are came our martial or something like that find, you know, a couple people that could run a 40 yard dash and then drive them to the stadium on Sunday to play wide receiver.
So now that he has now that he has somebody you know who can actually play, why receivers Akers is going to be is gonna be healthier than he was last year.
Last year, he was kind of going through some things.
They hide their I feel that they have their running back situation mawr under control because I feel like the last Syria was more like a ah committee type of thing.
And it looks like this year they're going with straight off the bat, I just go with mild Sanders.
They their front seven might be the best in the league if nights definitely in the top three.
And then finally, finally they got somebody who knows what defense is over in the corner.
Back position with Darius Slay.
So fun fact, I actually joined an Xbox party with him one time.
So I'm almost first in this live stream.
Yeah, you know me Hollywood now, But, uh, so you know, Darius Slay is there.
He's a nice He's a nice corner.
You know, I have been begging the Eagles because, you know, Yeah, I kind of like the Eagles or not.
You know, if I ever wasn't a Patriots fan, they'd be a team that's up there.
I also I don't know why I've always had I've always had a thing for the Chargers, Which is kind of weird, I think, is those beautiful powder blues.
But ah, I think, Yeah.
I think the eagles take this, you know, absolute landslide.
And it's not even close.
Yeah, And then let's see here.
Oh, yeah, We got brownies And the Ravens.
The Odell Brown's.
Mr. Toilet Bowl himself.
The team just fits him. You know, colors.
Name everything out.
Exactly, is a shame. Second abound.
I am taking putting my trust in Baker.
Mayfield, Jarvis, Landry, you no doubt I like the offense.
I think it's gonna be a lot more improved.
Obviously, the Ravens are really Ravens.
Are there going to be tough to be is gonna be It's gonna be a good game, but I'm taking the Browns.
I think Baker Mayfield is gonna take a big step this year.
I think code I was going to go back to being a star and yeah, I'm taking the Browns.
It's a bullet prediction, and I respect it, but I'm gonna crush it because I think the Ravens win for the simple fact their defense is gonna be crazy this year.
Lamar's coming off that M V P year Hollywood Brown put on £20 of muscle with the same speed this off season, which is I Listen, Hollywood drop the workout routine because I need to drop pounds of anything.
I need to drop £20 of anything, not at it.
But, you know, So I think, you know, we're gonna see a lot of Lamar Hollywood.
And then if you got ah, Mark Andrews over there, a tight end, So I got the Ravens.
You know, I wouldn't be surprised, invidious closer, because I actually have the Browns making the playoffs this year.
I had him making a point was last year that didn't work out so well.
But I think that now that they have, you know, an actual NFL head coaches that of Freddie Kitchens, who I don't think anybody had ever heard of before last year, running the show with Stefanski.
So, you know, I think I think they're going to be a lot better this year.
Uh, I'm at least hoping they are, like you said, I think Odo, you know gets it together.
Jarvis is always a consistent player, no matter where he's been.
So I'm not worried about him.
And then they have a two headed monster a running back with with chub in.
And I honestly, I think I think job is one of the better running backs in the league.
Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah.
I put in the top five right now.
Okay, Well, that I know.
We'll get CFC Zeke dow, then se Kwan Sequana go chubbier Josh shakeups.
I think they're five.
The friends will give him the fringe e means toss up between those guys.
Uh, yeah, I think I think the Ravens on appointing this game, I think I could see it being closed, But I could also see the Ravens, you know, pulling away late because didn't the Ah, if I'm not mistaking the Brown stole the game from the Ravens last year, right? Do believe So I think they did.
So I could I could kind of see the Ravens trying to come out and say, Listen, buddy, we're ah, were the better team here, So yet get to moving next on the schedule a game that I will not be watching the Colts and Jaguars.
What, You don't want to see Philip Rivers first? Gardner? Menchu, You're not excited? Well, I don't want to see any game that has the Jaguars playing in it.
Okay? Because the only time I wanted to only time they'll be talked about this year is when they finally lock up the number one draft pick.
Yeah, that's just mean.
The Jaguars are their decision making the past few years just makes zero sense.
Like you draft all these stars, you're here.
Fan was Well, just doesn't always insane, man.
It went what they had that a f c championship year.
And then we got by by Jalen Kallias. Campbell.
They got, you know, now they got home, got out of there for nets out of there.
I mean, boys out of there.
So that team that went to the, uh, to the playoffs is long, long gone, and it's subtle.
I think that's they were one bad.
Blake borders game away from a real Super Bowl chance.
Like they really could have won that Super Bowl.
And then it's like after that year.
Like for some reason, they thought the defense was the problem.
Like they didn't do their shots, But they were the best team.
And they were the best defense in the league that you like.
I don't get why they the Tom Coughlin air that was That was a tough one for them.
Shout out, my boy, us to find Gilmore for that.
Ah, past, brink up.
I respect that and will love you forever.
But I think we can both agree that that's a Colts game toe win.
Next, we're gonna go to your boys.
We're going to your boys.
Oh, the Panthers and the Raiders.
I'll let you take the reins on this one.
A man, if you don't think the Panthers air Winning this game is just wrong, bro.
I mean, when I scared of Jon, Gruden and Derek are sure we got a new team is gonna be It's going to start off a little.
Maybe a little flaky, A little weird, but Joe Brady got made Joe Borough the first overall pick.
That's what Joe Brady did.
He made him the first overall pick, and now he has Teddy Bridgewater D J.
Moore, Curtis Samuel, Robby Anderson and Christian McCaffrey.
Like, our defense is hurting.
Yes, but we're gonna put up a lot of points, and it's gonna be tough to hang with them.
I think we're just gonna score a lot.
I definitely think the Raiders defense is not good enough to stop us.
I don't think their offense is good enough.
Toe keep up with us.
So I'm definitely taking us here.
I think Christian McCaffrey has a monster game to start out the year.
I think Teddy Bridgewater.
He proves that he was were the other contract and that he belongs as a starter in the league.
Once again, I'm gonna go against you.
Wouldn't be one of we always heard.
Listen, I don't know why I've always had an affection for the Raiders to which has not done me very well.
Well, I like I like their car more than a lot of people.
I don't know what it is.
I think that if Jon Gruden, you know, actually enjoyed his presence, that he would play a lot better, But, you know, he got Mario to there.
But now Mara I was on the I R.
So I don't think their car really has to look over his shoulder like he was before, when Mario would have was there.
And, you know, I like I can't wait to see what have any Russian do? Obviously, that dude is a is no absolute burner.
Uh, Josh Jacobs is one of my favorite running national.
We just talked about him, but I I love watching him.
I think he should have won the Rookie of the year last year in my in my opinion, but I think I think it will be I think it would be a close game for sure.
Because, like you said, I think the Panthers could score some points.
I think the Raiders wanted up scoring some points only because let's be real here.
That defense is lack of a little bit.
I know you're gonna Nesquik.
We are? Yeah, we're hurting.
Were hurting over there so I can see a vehicle's gay.
I'm not going to be surprised if the if the Panthers when I'm not gonna be surprised if the Raiders win.
But I guess if I had to choose, I'm gonna go with the Raiders on this one.
All right, All right.
And then we'll go.
Another rivalry game, the Bears and the Lions.
I mean, I do not.
Why would you trade for a quarterback that's making over $20 million give up 1/4 rounder for him and then bench him? Like why you got at least play in week one? Why would Why would you draft midst, Robiskie? I mean, why why are they both? They're like, Why do you have both of them? Like I mean, I'm a I think the lines are going to be good this year.
I think Matthew Stafford is gonna come back strong.
They got kidding, Golladay still, he's going to be really good.
Ah, that it wasn't J.
Dobbins. It was DeAndre, Swit, Doctor. Hundreds.
Yeah, I really like them.
And then their defense.
I mean, they don't have sleigh anymore, which really hurts them on the defensive back part.
But I think their offense is gonna be good enough.
This is gonna be a close game, cause the bear strong.
This is their defense.
And then the lines are better on offense.
But I'm going to go with lines here.
I don't think the Bears offense is gonna going to do anything.
Um, I'm I'm gonna go with the Bears just because I like their defense more than than the lions.
I think that I don't think that either team is gonna is gonna be a high scoring game.
But I think for some reason I just feel that the bears, they're gonna get that late turnover that late stop that they're going to need when you know they're probably up by by a field goal or up by four.
Something like that with the Lions driving, because I feel like that's usually how how Lions games end up is with Matt Stafford having to drive down the field at the end.
But I just think the Bears, you know, stand up at the end of the game and, uh, and and squeak out a victory, But I definitely don't see it being a pretty game, you know, I am kind of, you know, we have some people talking last night on the panel that they think that the lions are gonna be, you know, Ah, wildcard team.
You know, somebody had Matt Matt, staffer as a dark horse M V p.
Um, those I I actually like mass after it. I really do.
I think I think his career is is honestly a tragedy for the symptoms that he's on, the it.
He's on the linesman.
So it's always been a lot of not surrounding him with talent.
And when he did have talent, you know, one part of this team wasn't good to that part.
One thing that they finally did is that they gave him to somebody who can actually run the ball properly.
And he has never had a running game in his entire career there.
So I'm finally I'm happy to see that he's finally gonna have a running back and, you know, maybe take some pressure off here.
Maybe they can hit more play action passes because, you know, they're not going to say you're not running the ball anyway.
So you know, I'm happy.
I'm happy that they finally did that form.
And, you know, I'm excited to see ah see what they end up doing.
But I'm going to go with the Bears on this one just because I think that defense is just gonna be too much when it comes down to the end of the game, you know, now this game intrigues me slightly, very slightly.
We're gonna go with Seahawks in the Falcons, I think.
I mean, I'm really excited to see what Todd barely does with Atlanta because I think he still got a lot left in the tank and with having Matt Ryan and Julio Jones takes a lot of pressure off of him.
Isn't a deal of Jared Goff anymore getting paid like he's like he's Tom Brady or something, but he's not.
But, uh, I'm going to Seahawks.
I mean, Russell Wilson.
Russell Wilson's M V P caliber players showed it last year.
I think he came.
Metcalf takes a huge step this year.
I think they're gonna be one of the best offenses in the league, and I don't trust that Falcons defense enough to stop them.
Yeah, I'm going with the Seahawks as well.
I think Russell Wilson is just out of his mind.
He's he is such a generational talent, and I'm just happy that we get to watch him on on a weekly basis.
He's unbelievable, you know, they've never really given him an offensive line, either, and he somehow always, you know, running around doing a 3 60 then finding Tyler locking in the back of the end zone like you did last year or so that that it could be an entertaining able.
He said, I don't trust the Falcons defense at all, and ah, but I am when he said also, I'm excited to see what Todd Gurley has.
Obviously, last year it was a weird situation, were saying, you know, he was completely fine.
But if he was completely fine, then why wasn't he playing like he always used Teoh? So you always knew something was kind of up there, too.
But I'm definitely interested to see what he can do there, you know, because hey, they their offense is definitely not in a bad spy.
So it's more than defence that I'm worried about.
And, you know, even that I feel like the last couple of years has been a lot of injuries, as that has done them, you know, dirty So But, you know, there you got Julio, you got Calvin Ridley, and now you're adding Todd Gurley to it.
So you know, to take a shot downfield to Julio and then you know you can run it with with Todd Gurley.
It's gonna be It's going.
It'll be a fun little offense to watch.
All right? Sure.
We'll head over to my boys.
The new ring of my gods.
My God, this is the Miami Dolphins.
Yeah, you know, your your guy.
I'll let you let you go just because I know I want to fight with you.
I love fits magic.
I love a love weaken dio They always comes out and we'll randomly so for, like, 10 touchdowns in the first, like four games.
Just crazy stuff.
But man Cam Newton and Bill Belichick on the same team can VP.
Fully healthy, Fully healthy? Oh, I don't know.
I didn't know you had a time machine.
We don't gotta go back in time.
He's new. He's got a chip on his shoulder.
You heard Bill Belichick hardest worker out there.
What else you're supposed to say about your quarterback? Anything.
You know, Bill Belichick's not the guy that always build Little check is honest.
That's what he does, he says.
Whatever Israel and was really is, Kevin was the hardest worker over there, and he's got to be an M v P runner this year.
I don't know why you sleeping on your own quarterback.
I know why you sleep in this morning.
I am gonna take the Patriots to win this game for assemble facts, the Dolphins.
And, you know, I just don't think that they're really gonna do too much this year.
I think, too, is gonna end up starting eventually.
But until then, they're just mad.
They're not nothing really special.
So I think that patriots we're gonna win the game.
But when it comes to can do and I am, I've just never been a believer, and I probably never will be unless, you know, he magically shows me something this year.
Listen, he couldn't complete passes to Calvin Benjamin, who was foreign labor.
Um, and it's horseless in the household.
That's Oh, so So listen, that chip on his shoulder.
I hope it doesn't break his shoulder with how fragile Campbell thinks.
Listen, Calvin Benjamin decided to get fat.
That's where stuff went wrong.
His rookie year came, made him look like a star.
And then he was injured.
And then he came back way overweight and requested a trade that's on Kelvin Benjamin.
Can did all he could.
Yeah, but you know what's on camp.
But that 59% completion percentage, first career.
I was going up this year.
That's you know, Noor, like you have never been that guy.
He's going up this year, though in my family has a quarterback.
And how long did they last in the league? Um, gasto Super Bowl, you know.
Did you win? I know you're still I know you're still something.
I go then and result appreciate that we got there.
We don't got to go to the end result, but just know we got there.
We were 15 and one brother.
So I guess I found Mr Participation Trophy.
Always saying is I'm saying is, that was a battle of defense's.
Both Peyton Manning and Cam crapped the bed in that game.
So opinion Manning wasn't even the same human being that he was that she is known.
And I can't even get started on that.
That's a whole podcasting itself.
Yeah, through next up will go with the Chargers and the Bangles.
This game would be a lot more interesting to me if we had both rookie quarterbacks starting.
But of course, we know Tyronn Taylor will be starting for the Chargers and Joe Borough, obviously rookie sensation this year is going to be going at it for the Bangles.
Um, I had the charges waiting just because Tyrod isn't more experienced on Borough.
Ah, and honestly, if they had if I personally think if the Chargers had the quarterback situation figured out that we one of the best teams in the league because they have two of everything or everything I mean, it hurts obviously hurts their defense.
That Derwin guy injured.
But you can't Allen and and my God, they're not Mike.
Why don't I see my kids all time? Mike, really? Like you got a lot of games They had came down on my cameras on that real problems.
What danger? Not Keenan and Mike Williams.
I'm a big hunter, Henry guy.
I think Austin Macular will be.
You know, I think he has to do.
You will do what he has to do.
I don't really see him being, you know, anything crazy, but, you know, he's a good dump off you know running back, which is, you know, sometimes what you need.
Just look at what Brady turned James White into.
And then on the defensive side of the ball, they got Chris hairs.
Now, of course you got you got one of the boats of brothers over there, Joey coming off the edge.
So I like their team and you have Melvin Ingram.
So that team is that team is something.
So I got them winning the game and, you know, just for the simple fact of Tyrod and I don't think the Bangles are gonna do anything this year anyway, So I think it's gonna be a rough year for the Bengals.
I think this year is just really getting Joe burrow out there learning the offense.
And I'm excited to see Joe Mixon, though I really liked what he did last year.
I think he's gonna have a really good year this year, too.
But I don't think it's gonna translate toe wins a lot.
I think he's gonna put up numbers, but hopefully just getting a J green healthy.
Just getting everyone healthy, I think should be like Oh, but I'm definitely taking the charges here for sure for sure.
40 Niners and the Cardinals, now on a paper.
I feel like people don't think that this would be a fun game, like hearing that once playing.
But you even just look back to last year whenever the 40 Niners and the Cardinals played.
Those were some crazy crazy games.
And, of course I feel like you got.
You kind of have to watch the Cardinals now for the simple fact.
You got to see what Diab is gonna do.
And you know, I hope that he has success was like I said, he's one of my favorite receivers To watch, I think, is one of the best in the league, if not the vest.
So I mean calamari still gonna be running for his life because they're playing.
This is probably the worst matchup, which is why he's never made sense to me, that they always blame them.
So tough, because that Cardinals offensive line is just off Bismol.
They are just absolutely terrible, and they're going up against probably one of the best front sevens in the league.
So I think I think the foreign Nigel Goinup wouldn't gave it.
Like I said, I think their defense will show up and get and do what they have to do.
I think Jimmy G will be, well, do what he has to do.
Obviously they're going.
Don't lean heavy on the run like they always didn't you know.
That's what got them to a Super Bowl last year.
So I don't really see them changing that.
But I think it's gonna be a fun game for sure.
I don't think it's, you know, you kind of look at the names and and you're probably like that.
Cardinals 40 Niners I gassed me, Bala Blah, but it's you look back to last year, and you know, with what the Cardinals added, it's I feel it would be a fun to you.
Yeah, I'm definitely gonna have to go with the 40 Niners here.
I really like Kyler.
I think he's a star just getting ready toe takeover.
Now he's got three great receivers and still fits.
You got Christian Couric and now DeAndre Hopkins.
But like you said, I mean kind American run around a lot.
He can escape the pocket.
That's where he thrives that but at some point you gotta let him sit in the pocket and throw the ball.
And with the 40 Niners having boast Ah and Buckner, it's just gonna be too much for them.
Especially week one.
I think the 40 Niners air still upset that they lost the Super Bowl.
So their own kind of, ah redemption tour this year.
So, yeah, I'm have to go at the 40 Niners, even though I think Tyler Murray's gonna put on a show.
This is my most anticipated matchup of a weak one.
It is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the New Orleans.
Oh, I cannot wait.
I am obviously like we said, I'm a patriot spin.
So Brady leaving hurt me because I have been trying to defend him the entire off season end during the entire season.
I don't think last year was his fault.
The Patriots wide receivers were absolutely irrelevant.
They had absolutely nobody Sony Michele couldn't get his own way, and you know, now he's going to the Bucks.
They got the number one run defense.
If if ah there their past defense can play, you know, even middle of the tear defense you got you got to go.
You got for net Now you got Mike Evans.
Howard Camerons have wrong.
It is It's literally like a magical to me team.
So and then, of course, you know you have the same.
You know, if the saints are is gonna is gonna be a lot of passes to Michael Thomas, it will be, You know, some shots toe somebody down the field, you know, maybe in Emmanuel Sanders gets loose one of the time.
So that was a nice pickup for them, Honestly, that I went underneath the radar this year and then, you know, some things you're gonna mixing ca Mera and Latavius.
There's But I think this is gonna be held the game.
I probably have the scenes winning this game, even though I think the bucks are going to do great things here.
I have the Saints winning because, like I said before, there's no off season.
There's no preseason or anything like that.
So the bucks, you're gonna have to, you know, get you know, they're gonna have to, you know, get the chemistry together.
No, everything like that.
So that might take a little while.
So I have the Saints winning this just because I think there will be certain points in the game where you know, you know, maybe Evans thought he was supposed to do this, and But Brady threw it here because they miscommunicated and, you know, speaking on that.
Anyway, I just saw today that Mike Evans is a game time decision with, like, with muscle fame.
So, yeah, so that's so That's never That's never a good sign for a wide receiver, so we'll see how that goes.
Well, what do you What do you think ing on this one? I think these teams, they're gonna be battling for the divisional year.
I think they're going to be two of the best teams, not in just the NFC, but the NFL.
But I think the bucks are gonna have to take a little time toe, just get everyone out there and get used to their system and how they play the guy.
So I'm gonna take the Saints this time.
But when they meet again later in the season, I could easily see the Bucks taking that one.
So I think it's gonna be a good game.
I think Tom Brady and Gronk back in the same team is gonna be nice to see.
But the same is just back in town.
So I'm going to say it's go insane and then we have a game with one of the most annoying teams in the league, the Cowboys and Iran's ID.
I'm going Cowboys because a lot of trust, their golf.
First of all, I don't trust him to be.
I mean, he's he's good, but he needs to be better.
He can be better.
But I think Dak Jack is in the perfect position for his career.
I mean, Patrick Mahomes just got a contract over 10 years and then do Sean Watson gets a contract where he's getting paid early.
Dak can get whatever he wants.
If he performs great this year, get whatever contract he wants.
And I think I think he's always been good.
I mean, he came into the league as 1/4 rounder and still led the team to the playoffs.
He's been really good.
I think it's the I think Ezekiel Elliott needs to step up and be more dedicated and make sure he's in shape.
I don't think he's always focused on football.
And I think that's been his biggest problem because he has all the potential to be the best running back in the league, no doubt.
So I think that those two are gonna do really good this year.
So I'm definitely taking them over the Rams because the Rams don't really have a running game anymore.
Without time, girlie there.
No, no, There's gonna be a weaker team this year, so I'm going with the Cowboys.
I'm gonna agree with you on this one, even though it pains me a little bit.
Um, I think this is I feel like it's a make or break for the Cowboys.
You know, they surrounded back with a hell of a lot of town.
They gotta Mari, they are C D lamb. Now.
The Michael Gal came on towards the end last year.
The i word of old Jason Jason Witten.
So they finally have a tight end who can run faster than, you know, nursing home patient.
So I think it's a big year for them and, you know, like you said for the Rams, ITT's kind of weird for them because we've always.
A lot of people think that the Rams score a lot of points, you know, just throwing the ball all over the place.
Don people up there.
There are power run team that plays off reaction. They're not.
They're not a deep vertical loan.
There were play action team, so it'll be interesting to see how that happens.
I don't even know who.
Technically, they're running back is I don't know if it's going to be Henderson.
I don't know if it's gonna be the kid they drafted, so it's good.
I feel like it would be a It'll be a mixed there.
You know? Jared also writes about something, anything special for sure, like you said.
But you know, e I feel he can definitely do the job.
They got to a Super Bowl somehow so And by also the Rams, I just don't think their defense is gonna be to ah two great this year, to say the least, I guess.
I mean, I know that I was going to say, I know they have broken the Fort Knox and stole Polo to give it a Ramsey, but you know, we'll see how that ends up playing out for sure.
Then we got the final two games.
Monday night, we got the Steelers and Giants, Titans and Berankova.
I guess we could start off with the Steelers and the Giants First, I think, is the Steelers game to lose? Uh, you know, they got Big Ben.
Come back this year.
I think James Connor is finally gonna have a healthy season.
And hopefully for my fantasy team as well.
Oh, but you know, Big Ben being back and they actually have Ah, riel quarterback now, even though I think he's kind of injury prone and things like that, But it's gonna be it'll be fun to watch in general.
Anyway, uh, I just don't think the Giants defense is is anything to be too worried about if you're if you're the Steelers and you know, I know a lot of people think that their offensive line is gonna play better this year, Which, for sake, want so by I surely hope the Giants offensive line is better this year.
Ah, Nate solder isn't gonna play this year.
You know, his his kids dealt with cancer.
He's dealt with cancer himself.
So, uh, he's he's He's out because of, you know, the whole Corona thing going on right now.
So I think I think that's the Steelers game for sure.
And switching over the Broncos game.
You know, I think that will be a fun one.
Broncos and the Times is is, you know, I think will be a fun game to watch.
Broncos have a lot of offensive talent now, you know, you think about it.
Joe Locke is there who you know, people you know.
Of course, you have things to improve on it.
It's his second year is not even technically.
He didn't even have a full season last year, so of course, he has to.
Ah, you know, get better, things like that.
But they brought over.
They brought over Melvin Gordon the Philpins.
He's still there.
They drafted Jerry Judy Koran.
I mean, so they got some burners, I guess, in town on offense.
But you know von Miller going down hurts them as well.
All that being said, I still think that the Titans end up winning this game because I think if there Henry time, though, shove it down the throat of the Broncos defense Derrick Henry, Derek, 100 Henry.
And as soon as they start creeping up, they're gonna do a nice little play action, you know, a J.
Brown or somebody like that.
So I think it's, Ah, the Titans for sure.
Yeah, back to the Steelers, Giants.
I really would like to see the Giants win this because I love Daniel Jones.
I think he's gonna be really good, obviously, who doesn't like, say, Kwame Barkley? But, like you said, it's a Steelers game to lose.
I mean, Mike Tomlin was ableto almost make the playoffs with Duck Hodges.
So now he's got Big Ben back.
I think they're definitely gonna be a better team this year.
So I got the Steelers in that one.
But Titans Broncos, I'm going Broncos.
I think that offenses is gonna be really good this year after I think they could have a shot at making the playoffs.
They can all put it together like like everyone thinks they can have all those weapons.
Obviously, Von Miller, going down hurts a lot, but they still have a quality defense without him, and I don't think I don't think Derrick Henry can carry the Titans like he did last year.
They're gonna need Ryan Tannehill to do something other than throw three passes a game for 70 yards.
And I don't think Ryan Tannehill's that guy.
So I'm going with the Broncos and this one.
I really like them.
I think they're gonna go off to a hot start this year.
That wraps up Week one.
Predictions for the NFL.
I am so happy it's back.
I know that we're both very excited.
We've been talking no back and forth about everything that's going to go on, you know, and who do you? Well, I guess we can pick will pick a one player from each each conference.
Do you think a F C NFC pleasurable beacon Be who somebody you're watching for? Let's put it that way.
My NFC I'm going. Kyler Murray.
I think I think this is a big year for him, even though it's only a second year.
But I think he's like good that it's a big year for him.
I think he could reach reach the level of DeShaun Watson this year, the way that he did in his 30 year, also a second year.
So I think Island.
Murray's gonna put on a show this week, and I picked him to be best player in the NFC and then a f. C.
I don't think the Bangles have anything other than Joe Mixon going for them Week one, because you can't depend on Joe Bear to carry you.
I think Joe Mixon Zehr really good running back.
I think he's really underrated.
I think he's a big part of their offense.
And are you? Are you like Cory, who thinks he's a top five, all these top five? But I think he's gonna be in the show right now.
N f c it all go, OK, I'll go with my boy.
I'm gonna go with Brady.
I just want to see I'm excited, man.
I haven't seen him with the rial offensive weapons like this since those seven season when he had when he was throwing dot after Dr Randy Moss.
So I'm super excited to see that.
Like I said, I didn't really think that last year was his fault.
So I'm excited to see that a f c man, it's a toss up.
You know, I really I want to see, you know and bleed.
And I kind of want to see if, ah, Mark Andrews can, uh, repeat the production he had last year with Lamar.
I think it's Nomar's favorite target, for sure, but, you know, like I said, a Hollywood putting on that weight, but keeping the speed, I think that it will get more involved here.
So I'm kind of curious to see if they stick with with the Mark Andrews like they did last year.
And before we wrap it up, we're going to go to the challenge flags.
This is gonna be our ending segment for everybody.
We're gonna pick something each stream that the other person said that were just out of our mind about.
We'll give it a little time to give our opinion on it, so I'll let you.
I'll let you go first.
Even though all my opinions were fantastic, I don't know what you could possibly challenge, but I really I really badly just wanted go after the Cam Newton thing.
But I'm not save that.
I'm saved that for a different time, because that's a whole three hour show if we do that.
But you really think Carson Wentz M v P Oh, yeah.
I just do not see a scenario where he stays healthy enough.
First of all, cause for some reason, every time we get sack, something snaps.
Second of all, I'm tired of the excuse.
He's throwing to practice water receivers.
So what? They're so many great quarterbacks that I've had to do that.
Look at Tom Brady.
He made those players into great receivers like, Yeah, but don't you ask you? Is greatness Not necessarily? I think if you're in the NFL, you're a good player.
Obviously have to be a great quarterback in a good leader to make those receivers better.
But I don't think you can use that as the main argument when it comes to an EVP award.
If you're in for the M V P Awards because you dominated basically every game, you play them.
I haven't seen Carson once ever really do that.
I don't see him beating out people like you really think he's gonna beat out my homes? Lamar, your boy Tom pus.
Well, listen, I think if Carson stays healthy, he's a top three quarterback.
Generally, no man.
Well, I mean, So So you're has a big arm.
He's a big dude.
He's made plays.
Well, that your quarterback in New England, that's what.
Well, size that.
You know what else he listen? Listen, you know what else do you know? What? He doesn't have accuracy.
You know what else? He has a lot more injuries, you know, like monasteries.
Listen, what about what about what about our Nunes? Last eight games was his record.
You could just say that to me.
Only thing I can say is Tauron labor.
Um, always a is all I needed for that war in Labour's last eight starts lower and eight, you tried going.
You try winning those games with no receivers with nothing.
And you have only open that receivers matter.
When you have a tourney labor, Um, yes, receivers matter.
They got to make a play on the ball Park are Okay, maybe.
Well, maybe, you know, Carson has something wrong that we just didn't know bounds.
And he still has arson rents Also has Frank Reich.
So, you know, you know, before I challenge, you will get this these medals behind me are literally nothing special.
They're probably like my fifth grade.
Make it take it championship.
So I'm sorry if you really if you wanted a, uh if if you expected more from me. Trust me.
That's why I talk about sports and don't play them.
And then we got Perry over here.
Perry, I you know, I'm done.
I'm done with would even or even on a drab just for this.
You know, every on my boy here c c defended Yet Let me let me explain to you D J.
More words of rookie he only got to play with Can likes to games to games.
You only got to play at camp for two games.
How do you do in those two Who camera deejay? Because Cambodians to give him played with them, had a hey had his ankle injured.
I'm telling you, Go.
Oh, always So So Mr Injury is going to stay.
How When? When? When the Patriots are six to know you're going to be like Dang, Josh.
You're right, Cam Newton have lead you into your bank account that the Patriots don't win more than eight games this whole year.
Yes, and I just need you after we in the stream.
I just need you to go to YouTube and just look at him doing highlights.
And then after you watch the highlights, why don't you go look up the 2015 receivers? Tell me, you know already the little bar missing.
Listen, enough about you.
I want to challenge flagged you now.
Aaron Rodgers A discount.
So you want to talk about you know, the discount double collarbone surgery, OK? Because every time he gets sacked, it's it's a broken collarbone and, you know, you look at his numbers.
The past few years, they've been going down, down, down steadily.
We know what normal Aaron Rodgers numbers have been.
What was? So it was the last time you played in, Do you remember? I was an issue? And if the a the one where he got absolutely embarrassed by the 40 Niners and then all knows he got there and that's and that takes a lot to Dio when all you have is Davante Adams see with him, I can't be so that Does this mean that if, like, you know, we ever become very famous of where the second best will be That will be the best.
Because you know, you're Mr Participation Trophy over here.
Apparently, man, I'm not Mr Participation Trophy.
I'm the eye test guy.
What I see happening does not reflect to the stats or the finals.
All I know is Aaron Rodgers willed his team there without nothing, and now they drafted his replacement.
And he's having more fun than ever.
Listen, after they start losing an Aaron Rodgers starts crying and complaining about Matt LeFlore like he did with with Mike McCarthy.
Didn't see what he said about Matt LaFleur.
How how's your guys is a relationship, he said.
That's what he said.
Yeah, okay, way until there are went to or something like that.
Yeah, lose two games in a row, and next thing you know, it's it's, you know, I just can't work with this offense a lot, so we'll see.
We'll see how that one goes.
But it was an absolute pleasure, My good friend Josh.
Hopefully we will be doing a lot more of these.
Obviously, this was just, you know, Episode one.
A little bit of a test run you know, hopefully always going well.
So I want to thank everybody for tuning in.
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Toe, Come on here.
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So follow me, you know, my personal page and count over underscore, then also have more of my sports related page, which would be Connie chats underscore which I might, you know, eventually end up merging anyway.
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They dio some great people talking about some awesome sports.
Thank you, Anthony.
This was a lot of fun, dude. Hopefully can do it again.
I loved it. Yes, sir.
We'll be back that I am going to wrap up.
Episode one of the Blitz Boys Live stream slash podcast.
I will see all of you next time.
Thanks. Returned that.