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A lot to get into on that in a and what is by far the most unique, bizarre football season of all time for a National Football League.
A season in which you had near every game in a close stadium in what you've had players openly and proudly talking and displaying their support for black lives pre game during the game. Postgame.
A season where legends are in new cities after spending 15 plus years elsewhere were team.
They're known for guys like Brady, Tom Brady, now Tampa Bay, Philip Rivers, now in Indianapolis.
If you If someone went to a coma in 20 in early 2019 and woke up on Sunday morning, they would have no what they you would have to spend literally eight hour explain to them.
Notice what not just what happened in the world, but eight hours.
Explain to them what's happening in football right now, because in a year so much has changed.
Oh, my goodness, I hope you hope you enjoyed hope. You have fun watching.
I know I'm restaurants and bars were restaurants and bars in different cities were some somewhere open somewhere close but thing sports bars across North America.
The vibe felt muted because, of course, we're in a pandemic.
It's not same old, same old.
The idea of gathering a large group holler and cheer without fear.
It's gone for May.
For many that is gone.
So there was definitely a sense off.
Oh, it's muted, but we can't be how we used Thio.
I mean, I want I want to watch the one o'clock games being mountain time, the games at one o'clock where I am in Alberta.
So I went down to watch one o'clock games and watch the Packers have in Minnesota, and it really, really felt quiet.
You noticed the lack of people there.
You noticed there was some cheering, but it didn't feel like how it felt in years gone by.
I didn't feel like I was in 2018 2019 or 2017.
There's a lot more subdued.
Of course, facing was the biggest thing you saw in bars on not just in Canada, but all across the world where you were watching football.
So that was interesting.
I was really interesting to see, and we're getting some of the games as well.
E mentioned the Packers took down in Minnesota in a very convincing in A Given, which, Yeah, they put up 43 points on the Vikings, but they could have put up a lot Mawr in that first half in that second half.
Aaron Rodgers and want the Atoms.
That combination was on fire on Sunday afternoon, a big win on the road for the Packers and, once again, Aaron Rodgers showing, Yes, he's 36 but he still has a lot of football left in tank to liver in the NFC North.
I had a great time watching that in the New England and Miami New England 21 11 win as Cam Newton, the first week one block starting quarterback in Patriots history had a day, and I think I don't know about you, but to me, Cam looked pretty dog gone healthy.
I will if you don't like myself can look pretty healthy.
He looked good in that Patriots offense, which has been totally remodeled.
It has been totally revamped, a lot more running way more running for a quarterback than you ever saw in a Tom Brady style offense that Bill Belichick had.
Things were totally tailored to a mobile quarterback like Cam.
He had a rushing touchdown, that ball game, and again.
He said he looked healthy, you know, you know, before the season is done, these dudes come out here just like he will dress for a press conference like Patriot Pat.
You know he's gonna do it.
You know his boy's gonna do.
It s e funny to see the Cam Newton, England, area wardrobe because you know he's gonna go off.
You can't stop him, no matter what.
Marquees in numbers. Carolina.
No matter if it's the two or 200 touchdowns for Cam Newton and silly.
Michelle had another rushing touchdown in that ballgame, as can went 15 for 1955 yards passing.
The ball's kicked on the ground a lot more, but still doesn't matter.
New England still got the W in Miami.
That's a team that.
Wow, Brian Fitzpatrick.
He struggled mightily in that game.
Looked like fits.
I don't know what I don't know what suffocates you wanna add on the end of fits.
But it wasn't magic, No theory.
Noah's Fitzpatrick in that loss when 24 30 191 yards passing and three interceptions.
That Miami offense looked all out of sorts.
And now you're seeing is only one week.
And, yeah, the original plan for the Dolphins was to lead to a took a viola sit and learn.
But if Miami can't win, if Miami looking down the barrel off.
Oh, and three or four.
But I think the two of time happens way sooner than then.
What the Dolphins would have wanted because all the man you want to have another year of struggle and pain and suffering in Florida.
I don't see him wanting that happening and gonna go to his lover.
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I don't think on South Florida dolphins have not been a good team for quite some time in the A F C East.
They have struggled to sustain competitive seasons back to back for a long time.
The Dolphins seasons like they have not been a real friend FC in a very long time.
It's a brick wall of I know that.
Of course they did beat on the page a couple of years ago, but still, it's a matter of getting it done now in 2020 and we're still waiting for Dolphins to step up.
Once again, we really are.
Lots of Dolphins made.
The playoffs was 2016 when they went 10 and six, losing the wild card game at Pittsburgh, But they haven't had a while winning season since 2016.
They haven't won more than seven games since then, it's been a bunch has been six and 10 79 5 and 11 and that 10 win season that may be put together in 2016.
That was their 1st 10 win season since 2000 and eight, so they have had to 10 win seasons since 2000 and 2008.
It's been a string.
Yeah, the string of 79 79 6 and 10 79 88886 and 10 10 66 and 10 79 5 and 11 a little sprinkling off excellence surrounded by mediocrity.
That is just bad, like they and the and the Dolphins having won the A F C East since 2000 and eight.
That was the year which Brady went down after the first game of the year.
We toward the C. L.
So Dolphins haven't Dolphins, Never one division against a healthy Tom Brady they never did the best ever did when he was healthy was finishing in second behind New England most of the time.
So if you're old school Dolphins fan, if you go back to the days off Dan Marino, Bob Greasy Oh, heck, even if you're a fan When it was Chad Pennington at quarterback, you had some hope.
You had some hope back then, if you're a Dolphins fan, but it's tough right now, so we'll see if we'll see what Bryan Flores does.
And we'll see how long it takes before he does pull the trigger on putting on bringing in Mr to a ton of Viola into the lineup under center.
We'll see, because I don't think you'll be very long.
I don't think you'll be long before the fans in the stadium will be.
The fans on TV and on Social Media will be screaming for two.
Uh, and eventually it's gonna happen, Not change.
Will definitely becoming very soon at risk.
NFL, Of course, we gotta address the fact that this was the first game, the first game for the new Look Washington football team.
Oh, I still find I still do find interesting that off all the names that they do a trademark.
And trust me, Washington had ton names, trademarks that you couldn't get one settled and done before the drama like Washington is known for a very long time.
The day was going to come where there is going to be a name and brand change.
Why have you not been working on that the entire time? So that when you say okay, we got to get our name change? Here's what I've done.
It's still don't have that settled yet.
So here you are.
You got Washington football team and they got a big come from behind win or Philadelphia to go.
Wanna know Dwayne Haskins? Hey, great ball game.
That was a team which I think people thought that the Eagles and just walk into Washington and J. W.
But that was not the case as Washington ballot back hard.
They got to Carson wins, who threw 200 exceptions.
And we Haskins Magic game.
Well, you know, didn't do any I in t s when 17 for 31 have touched on past himself.
He did enough to make sure they got the W in this ballgame and Terry McCloughan Terry McLaren had a great game receiving Stephen Sam's Logan Thomas.
This is a game in which in which Hoskin got the ball around to his guys, put the ball in the hands with backs and the defense stepped up.
Once again, the defense are done.
But one day I got to mention with Washington football team is that I find it so odd how on NFL dot com other sites where you know you do have the the team name written down.
First, it's the city.
The city name and then bowled is usually where it would be the franchise name where the franchise nickname Why are we bolding football team for Washington? We know that's not, we know.
It's a placeholder name.
Why are we putting it in graphics or score lines, as if that's a little credit allotment, That's not.
I did say that if there was support that the name would be will remain Washington football team if people like that and it is not fun, introduced enough support for that.
But right now, as it stands, that's a placeholder name, and no one's going to just call them football team.
It's immediate thing that I find very weird being someone who's in the media.
I would just say Just call them Washington It's weird.
Just call them on a website football team because no one just call them football team.
Let's call them Washington.
If you're going to say who a team is facing and it wants to the full name of Washington football team, that makes sense.
But it s l dot com.
It looks weird seeing your jumping from the scoreline, where you have Eagles football team.
That's just the Washington.
So that's my little diatribe on that.
It's just really weird, Awkward.
You call him that.
But a 27 to 17 win at FedEx Field and you know what I like to? It happens a lot.
He's someone, I think, who can have a bright future as a starting quarterback.
And also to Alex Alex Smith well on the sidelines as the back up quarterback.
For all the struggles, Alex Smith has gone through all these surgeries, complications the infections in his right leg to see him back on a sideline, in uniforms and on an active roster for NFL football team.
You know what? Even if Alex Smith doesn't play again and he's just there to mentor Dwayne Haskins, you know what The fact that you still got this far is still a testament to his perseverance.
To not let they found image of him in the NFL beyond a field, writing in pain with a severely broken leg.
So keep all the respect in the world for coming back after that.
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You want to get to the Las Vegas Raiders? Yeah, I still have to get used to sing the Las Vegas Raiders just knowing how how opposed the NFL Waas to anything. Vegas.
Just eight or nine years ago, the NFL wouldn't even let anyone in Vegas on advertising say, Super Bowl.
You could look it up there so opposed to any Vegas they wouldn't let using Super Bowl.
Wouldn't let you say that if you were marketing anything in Nevada, it was it was revolting.
But now you have a franchise.
They're funny how there is a big about face to that city.
There is no more.
Ooh, evil Nevada.
That is long gone.
The whole Oh, no, we can't go toe Vegas.
There might be game fixing.
Oh, no, We can't go in Nevada, but no yet.
They gotta have the Raiders.
Now that brand new Allegiant Stadium, they're gonna at the end of the year, the Pro Bowl is gonna be in Vegas in 2022.
The draft is going to be in Vegas.
Everything NFL is not gonna be Nevada.
And in a few years, the Super Bowl is going to be in Vegas and Whoa, that's gonna be a time.
The Super Bowl in Las Vegas.
Every Tom, **** and Harry in the world is going to try and find a way to get there.
Whatever that game happens at Allegiant, You know what? Your mama know? That your granny knows it.
That's gonna be a time.
But back to the action, Las Vegas gets a big road win against Carolina Panthers, 34 30 again in game, which I was truly a back and forth game back and forth.
Affair in which Jared Car at a great game.
22 for 30 22 to 39 yards passing.
Josh Jacobs had a ballgame.
25 carries, 93 yards on the ground and three touchdowns.
You know, out of the backfield, he is breaking out of that Vegas backfield.
He is going to be a true game breaking for that franchise and just not market alone, you know He's gonna be a star in that city and Teddy Bridgewater.
I feel good for him.
Someone who you know we don't Story.
Had his own traumatic knee injury backed up in New England.
Played a heck of a time when Drew Brees got hurt with a hand injury feeling for Drew Brees.
Had a great time with the interim started for New England, now getting his chance again to start in Carolina.
And even though he lost 24 34 270 yards, Carolina has a great young quarterback.
Still, he's still young.
He is still younger quarterback.
He is still someone who can find a way to win in Carolina.
And you still Christian McCaffrey in that Lina, 23 carries himself 96 yards rushing, two touchdowns.
It was a bottle of the backs in North North Carolina on Sunday.
If you have Panthers fan, I know it sucks to lose camp.
But again, you still got McCaffrey.
You got Bridgewater in that backfield.
You have Robby Anderson would 115 yards receiving on just six catches and a touchdown.
You know, Robby Anderson was feeling himself at White House for the Panthers last night.
The Carolina that NFC South It That was one where a young team like a Carolina can find a way, I think, to make some real noise against New Orleans against Atlanta against Tampa.
Three teams where I'm still like the door still wide open because it's still old. Man Drew.
It's still old man Brady, and Atlanta is a very shaky A lot of the team people are saying they're gonna be due to.
So Carolina Door right there is open for Carolina to make a charge at the vision if not for the division title, at least a wild card spot in expanded postseason.
You remember this year the playoffs are extending out to seven teams per conference at only one team now gets a bye Onley one now.
So if you're if you're no longer used to be, if you're a number one or number two seed in each conference, you gonna buy mm those either done.
If you ain't number one, you gotta play wild card weekend.
Only one thing that by now our number one seeds and FC and the NFC making that number one had so much more meaning.
Now that is the importance off finishing the topic.
Conference means that much more because you are the only team in your conference getting to sit back and wait, so I'll be fun.
And then, of course, we gotta talk about we gotta bring it up When I met you gotta discuss it right now.
The battle that people want to see.
The game of the week on Fox, New Orleans and Tampa Brees versus Brady in his debut in red and pewter.
Well, right and run Brown, but or running right along.
They should be wearing Creamsicle orange.
People who know me the pack.
The Buccaneers should go back to buck up Bruce, but anyways, a gripe.
For a different time, a episode of We Could call anyway.
Tom Brady and the Buccaneers were in New Orleans.
And now the game in which you saw the names you saw the jokes Brady and Company looked average against the Saints.
Brady had a multi reception game.
Um, the accuracy was not there in that first game and again, given this brand new team first game, because there was no preseason use of things.
Everybody's bringing cold when it comes to game action.
New Orleans got a 34 23 win.
So you got a guy who was 43 coming into a brand new team and he's cold.
No, that's not gonna be a good look for you.
It's not gonna be a fun debut.
As Tom Brady learned the hard way in that game against the New Orleans Saints in the oldest could be matchup in NFL history.
I didn't think anything.
Anyone who ever passed the old matchup off far.
First test of ready back in 07 when you had a 38 year old bread five against a 44.
You're being tested Verdy when his green made Carolina, but we found a way to top it.
We found a way to get older than the infamous far test of Rudy Bowl.
We have Tom Brady in that game, 23 for 36 203 239 yards passing, but also with two interceptions.
Last year in in last year in New England, he had zero multi interception games, but against the Saints in Game one, he had to I m t s in week one as Drew Brees with 18 for 30 for two touchdowns in a very convincing New Orleans win.
And then, of course, also Rob Gronkowski.
He also made his debut after a one year retirement.
He had two catches, 47 yards total and no touchdowns.
He's targeted three times, and other guys who made a debut with the Buccaneers was Shawn McCoy.
Onda, alert for Nets were also in the ballgame.
Learned for Nets on.
Lee had five carries for five yards, and so McCoy one reception for two yards.
So the new guys in town, We're pretty quiet in that ballgame, but again, everybody's freaking cold.
Things are gonna change when teams get more reps when teams get used to each other in actual live game action.
So things will change definitely in Week two and we're out of here.
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We'll get into more stuff on Friday morning.
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