Alright, so welcome to SportsCastr News.
I'm Laurence Owen with me today is rare out and filling in for Joe.
New Beau is our guy Are Dallas Cowboys, dude.
What's going on, guys? How was your guys this weekend? What we want we all one? No, no, I'm going to give.
I'm going to give the patriots a nim Oceana.
Looie win. Okay, from yesterday.
All right, That's all I'm gonna say about that.
I'm gonna let it leave it.
That and then I'm gonna let you go ahead and take it from there.
Lawrence, I game went, and I hope that you thought about it.
And I was hoping you would give me the fist bump this morning when you were talking with Joe.
Because I know he didn't watch this last night, but that game went exactly the way I told you it was going to go.
It wasn't about stopping Russell Wilson and the Seahawks.
I told you before the game started, they're not going to stop them.
They're gonna get moments where they get a stop here.
It was about slowing them down.
I will say to you that the Patriots fought admirably.
Yes, it came down to a one yard play.
Mhm, but I think about that three and out.
They put on Seattle with about six minutes left in the third quarter, where they had to punt the ball on opportunity at that point to make it to take the lead.
I guess you could say before put it up again.
When they went down to scores, I thought the game was over.
If you go watch my Twitter feed, I wrote, This has to be a field goal.
It can't be a touchdown.
It can't be a two possession game.
They scored a touchdown two plays later, and I didn't say the game was over.
I didn't even tweet after that, but I was sitting at home.
Basically, the game was over in my mind that they the defense came through and they needed to.
Pete Carroll came through when we needed him to, because on third and one he decided to launch the ball 45 yards down the field and not call a run play because he's Pete.
Carroll gave the opportunity to put the ball on Cam Newton's hands and I sat there at that moment and said, This is it.
This is the test for Cam Newton.
Not to do what we knew he could do.
Not to prove he's a good quarterback, but to prove to all the dirty, rotten, low life Cam Newton haters in New England that this man could do with Tom Brady.
He didn't score the touchdown, But the last time these two teams met, Tom Brady threw an incomplete pass from the one yard line toe.
Lose the game, So same exact results.
Same different quarterback.
I don't even put the miss on Cam Newton.
I know that Patriots fans who pretend they know about football are upset about the play call.
Bill Belichick said it this morning.
It's our best play, Cris Collinsworth said.
Before they even got in the huddle, he said, Cam Newton has to run the football.
They haven't stopped it all night for everybody's saying, Why did Newton run the football? Would you have rather we go back to Super Bowl 49 when they didn't run the ball with Marshawn Lynch and Malcolm Butler, intercepted the ball and won the Super Bowl? Patriots fans, your short memory drives me crazy, but I walked away. Problem.
This is probably Lawrence.
The best feeling I've had after a loss.
I felt great about my boys last night.
I The spread was covered.
It shouldn't have been, but But it was.
I saw so many things.
I like Cam Newton can obviously still throw the ball.
Um, Julian Edelman dropped the ball in the end zone that went right through his hands.
It would've been a game winning touchdown.
And as soon as it went, I looked over at my wife and I said he is not used to that kind of velocity because Cam Newton whipped that thing in there and Tom Brady hasn't been able to throw a ball like that in years.
When he was younger, he had a bit of zip on his arm.
But it's been a long time since we saw a ball like that, and it's gonna take a little bit, I think, for new or for Edelman to get used to that and maybe can to slow it down a little bit, get to know each other.
Kicking is a problem, right? Because if we don't miss that 51 yarder.
It's a two point game, and perhaps you're setting up a field goal.
Kicking is going to be an issue for the Patriots this season.
I hope that God, it never comes down to it.
But I can't blame a miskick on this.
Lots, like a lot of Patriot fans are.
Well, if you didn't well, you know what? If Greg Olsen can catch a football, the Patriots maybe aren't even in this game, right, Because that Pick six was not on Russell Wilson.
Russell Wilson is the best quarterback in football.
I'm sorry, Kansas City.
I'm sorry, Chiefs Kingdom.
I know you're all ****ing your pants upset right now.
Russell Wilson is the best quarterback in football.
I'm not saying that because they just beat the Patriots.
The performance he put on last night.
And what about D? K.
Metcalf? Look, I was impressed with Nikkila Harry 79 yards career game for him.
He's getting with Cam Newton.
But you know how I feel.
Knowing that New England used their first round pick on Cam Newton and D K.
Metcalf went after him de que was on every draft board.
I did He's a freak of nature.
He's a tight end that plays receiver.
Let's face it, He's a fast, tight end that plays receiver.
He's like 6 ft nine what, £240? He's a monster of a human being.
Destroyed the defensive player of the year last night on a lot of place.
But it wasn't just DK.
He played great, but that touchdown pass was a catch by DK.
But the ball that Russell Wilson put the game went exactly what I said.
They weren't going to stop them.
It was about the Patriots offense keeping pace, and I walked away from that thinking.
I don't know if another team from a coaching standpoint, a place standpoint on both sides of the ball, is going to challenge the Patriots like they were challenge. And I'm sorry.
That includes the Baltimore Ravens and the Kansas City Chiefs.
I'm not saying they're gonna win those two games.
I will now guarantee we beat the Texans.
I'll put that on the line.
I'm not saying for sure we're gonna be Baltimore in Kansas City, but I'd be scared to play that Seattle team before I got to play one of those two teams again.
Before I give it to Keith, I wanna make two points on what you said.
I absolutely agree that Russell Wilson is D right now.
M v p frontrunner easily.
Last night I tweeted out.
I have a new nickname for Russell Wilson.
He is the leprechaun, and I fully believe it because he throws the most beautiful rainbows in the NFL and he does it consistently.
And he threw two of them that were just gorgeous last night.
Another thing I want.
I said it This morning.
I'm going to defend that play of Cam Newton running the football.
What happened? They were expecting something different, I think, because the touchdown prior they were expecting Cam Newton.
Two runs that play and it was an RP Oh, it was designed is absolutely beautifully designed by Josh McDaniels, where the tide it or the fullback goes out of bounds or not.
What goes on a little out route right there? No one covers him camp fakes, running it up.
Everyone comes to him.
He just like here, take it.
Touchdown! That had to have been on the That's what Josh was probably thinking right, That's gotta be on their mind.
That's gonna back them off a little bit and give Cam a little bit of room I would have made that call is, Well, I've got zero problems with the play Call number one, even if they knew it was coming, even if they didn't know there was trickery.
Miami new it all last week.
They knew it on the first touchdown today, and they weren't able to stop it.
The reason that play got broken down is the act of Beyonce and the full back up blowing up on the play.
You're not expecting your full back to get blown up by what I consider an undersized safety.
You know that that took him out at the knees.
If he makes his block or he doesn't get tripped up on the on the on the shallow dive, Cam Newton walks that ball into the end zone, walks it into the end zone.
It is what it is you have to throw.
I remember after they won their sixth Super Bowl.
They do that, do your job video, and they talked about the touchdown run by Rex Burkhead in the A F C championship game and the touchdown run by Sony Michelle in the Super Bowl.
They were both the same play.
They were the exact same play, just different guys ran the ball on Josh McDaniels said.
In those moments, you go to the play that the team is the most comfortable with.
That's not a time that you run a play that a team you only re practice 10 times.
This is a play they've run 175 times in practice.
It's the play that everybody is the most comfortable with.
That's the play that you call.
That play they called last night was their best play, the player the most comfortable with.
And I think if you gave them 10 shots, Cam Newton is going to score nine times.
Can we give Seattle a little bit of credit? They came up and made a big play when it mattered.
Keith, you mind You interested in talking about Ah, certain team playing another team that is now consistently famous for giving up huge leads in the second half? Yeah, you probably can't read it, but it says the Falcons blew a 20 point lead paid AC.
I'll speak about last night's game as a Segway into it because the Cowboys play the Seahawks next.
And, uh, I don't look at that game last night as the Patriots lost that game or decision making or play calling or one or two plays. It's the NFL.
It's a it's a game of inches.
Every couple plays can change the outcome of a game.
Those were two good teams.
That was, ah, highly entertaining game.
I was watching that game over watching the Lakers, which I was having a heart.
I was like, Yo, lebron is on, But I can't change the channel from this game.
Every play was exciting, and I'll say this about the Seahawks and Russell Wilson.
That's a complete team.
You add them all Adams on that other side of the ball.
From that, it changes that whole defense.
That's a complete team, you know, They caught Cam peeking a little bit when, uh, when Quinton Dunbar picked them off, you could.
They literally showed the replay of Cam looking that way and going that way, and they got him.
And when you're playing against Russell Wilson, who now has a d k Metcalf, Tyler Lockett and and D. J.
Moore counts, too.
As you know these three guys as his receiving corps.
That's better than he's had in a long time.
Chris Carson has his lead back better than he's had in a long time.
He's got the offense and defense around him to be an M V P this year, and so far he's putting up the numbers like he's gonna throw 3 to 5 touchdowns.
Every single game, no matter who they play.
And I look at the Patriots and Seahawks is to potential teams that could meet again in the Super Bowl.
So, like, I don't know ah, five point loss to the Seattle Seahawks in that game.
When you outscore them in the fourth, you know there's a couple of plays you're gonna want back.
But if I'm a fan of the Patriots, my fiance is a fan of the Patriots.
I'm looking at that game like, Hey, we just went toe to toe with one of the best quarterbacks, potentially the M V P of this league and one of the best teams in this league who my Dallas Cowboys will have to face this week and I was talking about this game coming up last week because if the Cowboys lost this game against the Falcons, we were going on three.
If, um, in my opinion, if the Cowboys lost this game to the Falcons, we were going on three, and this season would have been over.
So for the Falcons to be so kind to blow a 20 point lead after they famously blew a 25 point lead to the Patriots, there's another tie in.
I thought this game was over.
We were down 20.
Nothing in the first quarter.
Uh, I'm thinking this is done.
We We fumbled the ball three times in the first quarter.
We got Mike McCarthy attempting, Ah, fake punt.
While we're down 14 in our own territory, deep in our own territory in the first quarter.
I'm like, What are we doing? Are we trying to lose? This is the whole season on the line.
The whole season on the line, something changed.
Something was in the air.
I don't know how we were able to do it back.
That's why I just say pay. Dak.
Dak never gave up.
The entire time.
The Cowboys went from running the ball on first down, every single play in the first half, trying to establish the run, which I'm so tired of.
Don't try and establish the run with Zeke.
Do everything else, and then Zeke will establish the run on his own.
They changed that philosophy in the second half.
You had no choice but to throw, and everything started opening up.
That's not a rookie. That's a weapon right there.
That kid is ready to go, whether he's returning punts, whether we were handed him the ball or we're finding him open on designed plays.
He was great yesterday, and I think they're gonna go to him or the Cowboys got to figure it out on defense.
They still look lost out there.
They didn't have their first sack until four minutes left in the fourth quarter when we actually really needed it.
But I don't know.
I'm not that high on the on the Cowboys, but that's a hell of a win for Dak Prescott to put on Jerry Jones desk and say, Hey, I did this.
You know, I'm the first quarterback ever toe have 450 passing yards and three rushing touchdowns.
That's something you didn't see coming.
I kept us in it.
I kept fighting.
I kept making the throws downfield toe.
Amari Cooper to gallop to see the lamb.
Thio. Even Dalton Schultz.
We lost Blake Jarman last week, and everyone's like, Oh, no, you know Jason Witten Toe Blake Jar win.
Now we're down the Dalton Schultz Dalton Schultz could do it.
He's the guy that's gonna have to do it.
He stepped up big yesterday.
The Cowboys have a chance.
I looked at the rest of the schedule the rest of the way out, and that 10 and six that I've been standing on that the Cowboys probably go 10 and six.
That's probably it.
And in the NFC least you could probably win the division at nine and seven.
So book night or 889 were in that 10 to 69 and 788 range for the Dallas Cowboys going forward.
So I'm fine with it.
Let me tell you what I saw in that Dallas cowboy game yesterday, because I was the two games I was flicking back and forth with the Tampa Bay Carolina game in the Dallas Atlanta game.
Yes, that was the time period.
I watched four games yesterday.
I watched the New England Patriots for years lose 50 minutes of a 60 minute game.
You know, I watched defense is not get sacks.
I watched balls go all over the place.
I love that you brought up that sack toe, that sack that came in the fourth quarter when you needed it.
And that's what I call a character sack.
Because when a team can play bad and Dallas played bad, you know? I mean, you can't turn around and say, Dallas had a great game.
Dallas had a great stretch.
Dallas got a little bit lucky on that onside kick in in Atlanta, being stupid and not knowing the rules.
On top of that, though, I always say you have to be good to be lucky.
Bad teams don't get lucky.
Ball luck falls on the side of the good teams.
That character sack Dak Prescott doing his thing.
Zeke finally being able to move the football.
The receiver is doing what they do.
Not only was a must win for the Cowboys, and it's weird talking about Week two and talking about a must win week, too.
But not was it just that they just picked up the win.
That was a must needed win for them.
I think they just set the tone for the season.
I think Dallas is gonna walk in and play Seattle with a lot of swag and a lot of confidence more than the Patriots walked in against Seattle.
So a lot of people might be thinking, and that's gonna be a blowout.
Or that's gonna be, you know, Seattle exposing Dallas.
But the NFL is a game of mo mentum.
Look at Jacksonville against Tennessee after bringing in all that swag against Indianapolis.
I'm telling you, I think Dallas is going to give a fight to Seattle next week.
Seattle's coming off what's gonna be considered, what a short week because they played Sunday Night Football.
That was an emotional win for them last night, too, You know, as much as it was an emotional loss for the Patriots, that's an emotional win.
That's gonna be an energy sucker.
Where is they just survived.
Dallas took the victory right? The Seattle Seahawks survived the loss.
When you want to really break it down.
They survived the loss by one yard.
Dallas took the victory.
You know what? The hell with it.
I'm not gonna wait till Sunday.
I'm picking Dallas right now to beat Seattle next.
How about them Cowboys on? I have been against the Cowboys for the first two weeks of the season, but I like Dallas going into this game.
Football is a game of momentum.
Nor so Lawrence is about to go off on me.
So I'm gonna let him do that.
I won't say a word about you picking the Cowboys to be Seattle.
They have the team offensively? I don't know yet.
I need to break the game down.
I believe we do not have the team to stay.
Well, what I'm saying? That's not the game, though.
It's the same as the Patriots game.
Keep pace and you have a chance.
Yeah, if it's a shootout.
We talked about it on here.
I said, if the Falcons get into a shootout with us, we'll figure out how to win that shootout.
We didn't really get into a shootout with the Rams.
That was a defensive game that came down to not taking a field goal when you could have got got the field goal to tie it a couple of things like that.
That wasn't a shootout.
That was that was the under the under hit for that game with 37 points.
This game had 79 points that had made the over almost twice.
All right, so we're now about 19 minutes in, and we have yet to talk about Monday Night football.
All right, so great game tonight.
Uh, word in Henry rugs is going to play.
Even with his injury.
He was a questionable question mark heading into it.
They just cleared him.
Uhh! Uh, Raiders Saints, man.
Keith, Who you got? Who you got going on this? What are you looking for? The saints.
Easy to who? That said they're gonna beat them Saints.
I think the saints just are a better unit.
They've got guys.
Even if Michael Thomas is hurt that offense, they're gonna figure out what to do against the Raiders team.
That's still figuring out their identity.
Raiders team that got a week and and weak one.
We're able to put up 34 points behind Josh Jacobs.
And, you know, I just don't think that I don't think the Raiders are there yet.
I don't think they're ready to compete in primetime Monday night.
So they got an extra day against a team like the Saints that has been there before.
They're gonna be opening up the death star, and we're going to get the first look at Allegiant Stadium and all that pageantry and the broadcast should be cool.
But I do not think the Raiders are ready to match up against the Saints yet.
I think this spread is 5.
5 and may have moved since I last checked, but I don't know.
I just expect the saints to handle the Raiders as we would expect in almost any other year.
I've got some interesting numbers for you.
Um, look, Keith doesn't know, but you know, Lawrence, I'm an ****ytics guy.
Keith, I love numbers, right? And not traditional stats, but I love numbers.
Now, ****ytics suck week to when you're taking ****ytics from one game, right? It's not until about week five.
That ****ytics really come in and you get a trend.
But I saw something really interesting just when I was preparing for this game that I want to share with you.
So the Raiders ran 63 plays last week and they almost ran a balanced offense.
They ran, they threw the ball 32 times and they ran the past 32 times.
They ran the ball 31 times.
But I want to give you the breakdown of 1st and 2nd down, and I wanna and And this is where I'm gonna come into how this is gonna be Maura, about Jon Gruden.
The Raiders have any chance, and it is gonna be about his players.
On first down, they ran the ball 18 times and they threw it 10 times, So they were really have you on that first down.
Here's the interesting piece on that, though they were only averaging 3.
6 yards per carry on first down on second down, they were kind of balance.
They threw the ball 13 times.
They rushed the ball 10 times, but they averaged 5.
15 point one yards per carry on second down.
Here's the crazy part.
When they threw the ball on first down the average 9.
1 yards per pass, so they were getting almost a first down on 10 passes.
On second down, they threw the ball 13 times, the only average 6.3.
So without even watching the game, I could already deduced in my head that okay, they were an obvious passing situations on those 13 passes because they're not picking up.
The rush is on third.
This is where it gets really interesting, though.
Here's where they had the most success.
So when they ran to the left end, so when they attack the edge and Carolina had to set the edge, they ran the ball there five times, the average 5.
8 yards per carry.
When they ran into the right side, they ran it four times the average 5.
75 yards per carry.
And when they ran it behind the left tackle, the average they did it three times.
They average seven yards per carry, so you could kind of see where their strength came in.
You want to hear what the same defense did last week? Believe it or not, the Bucks ran the ball behind the left tackle seven times and averaged zero yards per carry running behind the left tackle.
They ran it to the right side twice and got four yards.
They ran it to the left side once and got zero yards on the play.
Jon Gruden is not gonna be.
He's gonna have.
And so I'm looking at Sean Payton saying, All I'm going to do is stop that run and I'm gonna force them to throw the football.
This is actually a simple if I'm the coach right now and I'm looking at the simple ****ytics.
This is a simple game plan for me.
I'm playing tight man to man coverage on first down and selling out for the run with everybody else.
I'm not letting up these nine yard passes.
I'm forcing them in the obvious passing situations on second down because they can't get it passed.
Seven yards, guys.
We might see five straight three and outs before the Raiders pick up a first down tonight with the Saints defense.
Thes numbers just intrigued the hell out of me when I watched how Gruden runs a game plan.
So I went back and I looked at his 2019 and he ran almost identical numbers, all of 2019.
So it's Gruden has to change his offensive game plan if he's.
But if you Jon Gruden's it, Jon Gruden doesn't game plan for the team he's playing.
Jon Gruden says.
I have a system.
We play our game. We're gonna play the same game every week.
Guys, what's the spread? 5.5.
It's gonna get covered in the first quarter.
The States, they're gonna.
If Gruden doesn't change his game plan, this game's gonna be over.
And I'm gonna be in bed by 9 30.
Alright, right where you know how we talk a lot about how you know you do your ****ytics.
I do my film work and, like 90% of the time, it ends up cohesively working with each other.
It's dead on dead on.
Don't get me wrong.
Josh Jacobs is the rial deal at running back.
And here's the thing.
Sean Payton knows this, and when Sean Payton goes up, the team goes up against a team that runs the ball well and has a good running back and loves to run the football behind that lead back a lot.
He sells out to stop that run and makes you beat him over the top, and I don't think the Raiders with with rugs, nursing that, that that knee injury.
I don't think they have the speed over the top to take advantage of this.
I got I got the Saints, like you said, stopping the run.
I don't think they're gonna end up.
I don't think the Raiders are unless unless Gruden, like you said, changes this thing, changes it up and throws it to 21 easy.
You know, in the in this game, I don't think that the Raiders have a chance.
I've got I've got the Saints in this. Easy.
As you say, first quarter, I could see the Saints being up by three scores in the first half and the first time I could see the States being up three scores.
Uh, I kind of look at the Raiders.
Kind of like what? I saw the Colts last year.
They want to run the ball heavily, and they use that with their play action.
The ST States, the Colts last year.
They completely and utterly stop the Indianapolis Colts from running the football, and they beat Indianapolis by more than 30 points.
I could see something very similar happening against the Raiders.
Even if Jon Gruden does go away from what he repeatedly does, he's not gonna have it.
Like we're not talking about the Panthers defense with a bunch of new parts and unproven guys.
We've never heard of my fire alarms going on.
Let me get my last thought.
What? Marcus Lattimore is out there lurking.
Who is going to match up with him? Brian Edwards, Their rookie or hurt rookie Henry Rugs.
You make sure that place ain't burning down.
You got too much. Nice stuff. It's a new apartment.
Can you mute him? I cannot mute him.
I don't think you can go over to his box.
You can click the mute button, boy. Ha.
All right. See, I didn't know that.
I know that in the ST the Saints has got this so so easy.
I mean, it's it's true.
Uh, like I said, unless unless rugs has been faking the injury the whole time and they've got the speed to go downfield and Gruden uses it on a consistent basis, I just I don't see how the Raiders can with they have a suspect defense.
But even if they want to use the speed I watched the game.
You broke down the film, and I know the receivers made mistakes, but, I mean, the saints took care of a speedy Mike Evans.
A speedy Chris Godwin.
I mean, they took care of speed.
They got do the saints, Or do the Raiders have, like, a slot guy? I know the box.
Have that little slot guy that that Brady really liked the story.
I gotta look no wrong, wrong, wrong one.
Uh, yeah, I'm looking it up to They got Nelson Idol are? Yeah, he doesn't.
He has jets, but not the Jets that I'd be looking for because break what I saw Brady do the last two weeks now, was he actually got Mike Edwards? Yes.
You got Scott Good.
Or Chris Goodwin and Mike Evans.
And yes, they're going to get things.
But this Scott Miller kid, right? And I remember telling you guys in the off season, Brady's gonna love Scott Miller because he's a little Wes Welker is a little Julian Edelman.
And that was really where he did a lot of his damage against the Saints was with Miller.
I don't think Aguilar is the same kind of player.
I don't think that that neither is Hunter Renfroe.
You know what I mean? Toe.
I do believe that if the Raiders have a shot at this, I think you're gonna see Darren Waller have a big game.
I mean, I think that's the shot right there, right? Yeah, it Z, I think I think that's it. Director.
It's because the linebackers will be selling out to stop the run, and Waller will be too big of a guy for a safety to cover.
And I think that, though, that's who car is gonna have to throw the football, too.
The only thing I'll give the Raiders is they've got a very solid offensive line, right with, uh, when I turn the camera off now, it must be a serious issue now.
Hopefully, it's not on fire, but yeah, you know, Richie Incognito.
Call uh, Colton Miller, Trent Brown, Rodney Hudson.
I mean, they got a really solid offensive line.
That's when they're going to try to get behind those big boys my fear for the Raiders.
If I was a Raiders fan, my fear for you would be Is there going to try to get behind those guys and run the football? Because I don't think the Saints are gonna let them.
You know, it's like the Colt.
Like I say, the Colts got a great powerful row grading offensive line for the run game, and the ST sold out to stop it.
And that plan work.
Let me give you a crazy stat about the saints run defense.
Okay, Andi, this isn't D v o A and all this kind of stuff. This is just straight yardage.
Just pulling it up right here.
Okay, So when you attacked all the different that I love this just if anybody's ever curious, Lawrence, you may like it just doing your comparisons when you're doing.
Ah, your film breakdown.
I use NFL savant for these stats, and these were really, really interesting stats.
So it gives you first down plays and different things, but I'm trying to find the stat here on the run.
Okay. Here it is. Right here. Okay.
The Onley place.
The ST showed any type of vulnerability.
Running the football was when Brady er was when the Bucks ran behind their left guard.
They ran it five times for 38 yards.
Besides that, they averaged under four yards and in two different areas, zero yards in every other category.
So I mean, maybe try to do a little bit of left guard.
And the best thing is, is Gruden doesn't believe in ****ytics, so I know he's not looking at the same numbers as me, right? He's going to keep running behind his tackle because that's where he thinks.
You know he's gonna run behind Trump Brown on that left spot because he's gonna think that's his best availability.
The only place they show susceptibility is up the middle behind the left guard.
Andi, I'm sure where the coach like Sean Payton.
It's gonna be okay, Keith, you're alive.
Nothing is burning down.
But my fiance, I think, burned something in the oven and that triggered every fire alarm, and there's like six of them in here.
But all is well and Keith now has Thio do.
I don't know if you guys have their uber eats or skip dishes.
We'll see what it turns into right after this thing.
You don't complain if it's black.
One thing I've learned, even if it's charred black, you taste it and you say it's delicious.
She said it wasn't burnt.
She said it just got Smokey in there.
I didn't lay eyes on it.
I was just trying to like you jump up and turn the things off.
Is that your wife or fiancee? Beyonce will be Oh, yeah, your fiance.
So you just say delicious, buddy.
You just like Oh, no, this is great.
It's not burned at all.
Then you go out for pizza after.
I got your back.
Um uh, I have a That was a free plug on SportsCastr, right? Well, boys, I don't know.
I don't have anything left to say about this game.
Anything about the weekend that we didn't touch on that you guys want to talk about or should we just say good night injuries? There's gonna be mawr.
There's been a lot and expect your you know, your favorite team, one of your favorite fantasy players to go down.
We're not even a quarter of the way through.
And look how many stars we've we've lost.
So I was doing a little bit of digging on this today because I saw a tweet that intrigued me and I started doing the thing.
The numbers of injuries air not up from a typical NFL season.
The number of stars injured are up because usually it's about the same amount of injuries.
But when it's nobody's, we don't take notice when the you know the linebacker on the Jets gets hurt.
You know what I mean? Yeah.
Three quarters of the San Francisco 40 Niners go down e again.
And now, uh, Corland Sutherland's out with an A C l for the season in Denver.
I mean, Denver is done right? Like den Denver is decimated.
Done good news on Paris, Campbell.
So it's a 2 to 6 weeks thing rather than a 6 to 12 months.
Things did you see? So Lawrence was live earlier on on coleslaw, and I was controlling them, and I asked him why? Why do you guys destroying my boy? Paris Campbell man s you hero.
And he just hasn't stayed healthy since he became a cult did you? Did you see the hit? Actually, the hit on Paris Campbell.
I thought for sure he was done for the season.
His foot, his cleats dug into the turf.
Because this is this is turf.
Not not dirt and the his.
When he got hit, his upper body continued forward and his lower shin stayed and buckled with the weight of the shoulder pad of the freaking linebacker that hit him.
I mean, his leg literally was like this, right at the knee.
I don't believe I'm like, Dude, he's got to be done.
And then now they're saying it's just a PCL, which is outside, not the M c l, which is on the inside.
So lucky, lucky, But Mollie cookers done for the season with a torn Achilles.
Talk about your OS os.
You guys I know.
**** Ohio boys, man.
They don't know to stay healthy.
Oh, by the way, I thought of a flex.
I conflicts on Keith last night.
You know what the problem is, Lawrence? You'll probably know this name.
Keith is such a young fella that I don't even know this is going to mean anything.
Do you remember Chris Schultz of the Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Chris Schultz? I don't remember the name.
See, I can't even flax.
I can't even flax.
No. Now you got to tell a story.
Uh, I painted his house years ago.
Um, just working for my old man and e got him.
So I met his son because he's up here in Canada now work because he came to the CFL at the end of his career and he works for TSN, who covers the Canadian football he got here.
I met his son, so I was always hanging out at Schultz, former cowboy.
I think he wanted Super Bowl with them in the nineties as an offensive lineman anyways.
So through that I went to a party and I went to a party A to this Toronto Argos house.
Who's the Toronto football team up here? Named Damon Allen? Who's the brother of You may know him a Super Bowl M v p.
My flexes is I slept with Marcus Allen's niece.
That's my that I hung out with Dallas Cowboy and I almost became an Allen because I would have changed my name.
You would have changed your name.
In a heartbeat. That's what that's like saying.
Look, it s Oh, that's my flex.
That was my flex.
Well done. Good story.
All right, so I think we all agree that not only does New Orleans win, but they are easily going to cover.
Yeah, Yeah, in the first half.
I would like to see some Taysom Hill action show us more of the packages they have for him.
And maybe we get to see James finished the game out for the Saints.
That be cool, You see? Taste him and Jamous in a two quarterback set up in the back like Ray has been talking about all off season.
Well, you know what? The Eagles, It's the Eagles.
Don't start doing it soon.
I mean, they've got no chance.
So, Keith, I wanna give you my my theory and what I think is gonna happen with the football position.
And I came up with this idea when the football position, the quarterback position, I thought came up with this one.
Jalen Hurts was drafted, and then I thought about Taysom over with Drew Brees and I thought about even Jared Stidham and Cam Newton when that sort of dynamic came in.
Even though Jarrett Stidham is now the third string quarterback, I think we've watched every position evolve in the NFL except for the quarterback.
It's of all the different ways, from the mobile quarterback to the pocket quarterback.
But the positions always been the position.
I think I thought we're going to see this here in Philly because they do weird stuff, you know what I mean? They're kind of creative offensively.
I mean, let's face it.
Do you remember when the Saints had Deuce McAllister and Reggie Bush? I mean, we didn't know the dual threat running back at that point.
That was brand new.
Or when Belichick the Saints had not the Saints.
The Bengals in the eighties had Ickey, Woods and James.
They didn't use it the same way that they didn't have.
It wasn't the same where you had dual threat.
They weren't dual threat running backs, though, and then Oakland, you just got done talking about Marcus Allen.
The Giants had Tiki Barber and Brandon Jacobs, but McAllister Reggie Bush were both dual threat running backs on they platoon dual threat running backs.
Every team had their power back and then they're passing back.
I mean, going back to the O.
Going back to the early eighties, The Saints were the first team to put two guys with this game skill set who were do a dual quarterbacks.
They didn't have a power back, right? I guess you could kind of consider Reggie Bush the power back, but he could also go it received passes.
Then we remember when you know Aaron Hernandez and, uh, Gronkowski transformed the tight end position, right? And and you just kind of see all this transition.
I think in the next year or two, we're going to start seeing formations with two quarterbacks on the field.
This is where I think that the position is transitioning to, and I thought I thought Philly had the chance because you've got challenge her.
Jalen hurts us wheels, and you could have them both in a shotgun and snap it, whoever you wanted to and then you could put it in our p o.
Not on Lee, Could you have two of them? You could be calling an r p o on the play, you could be calling his own option.
You could be calling a whole bunch of different things with those kind of quarterbacks.
You wouldn't be able to defend it because you would never know what's coming.
You would have no choice but to play zone defense and not rush the quarterback and get yourself trapped in no man's land.
And I thought that that's why they brought in hurts.
I'm gonna be honest with you because you signed Carson for all that money.
I thought the only reason you bring in jail and hurts because you're ready to actually pull off what I've been saying for two years the position is gonna go, too.
Or at least give whence some reps off because he's fragile, like you can't, you know, talking about ****ytics.
The numbers tell you this guy can't survive a full NFL season.
You have to have some packages for Jalen hurts.
If you're gonna draft him in the second round like that should happen soon.
If the Eagles go on three, their fans are gonna be calling for it.
And that's the thing about this two quarterback system.
People are gonna hate on it.
They're gonna hate on it.
As soon as it's mentioned, they're gonna hate out on it.
They're gonna hate on it in the practice film, they're gonna say No, no, no.
Who do we think can actually pull it off? What? Coach has enough clout.
And then what coach is gonna have to quarterbacks that have enough respect and ability to go out there and actually get it done? I like the concept.
I want quarterback guy.
I would love to see that, you know, split back.
You don't know if it's getting snaps the left or right.
Either way, it gets snapped.
There's our pos.
There's different, you know, options for these guys that will put a defense completely on their heels like there's no way to really scheme for it.
But it's gonna take, uh, somebody on the level of like Andy Reid and Pat Mahomes, and can't be.
It can't be my homes and chase Daniel, but you know, But I thought, But I thought Peterson I mean, look, we're talking about the coach had had the balls and I'm gonna say the balls to call the Philly special at the end of the second half.
What I mean I mean, that's a ballsy call when you should be kicking a field goal there.
You know what I mean? The whole world thinks you should be kicking a field goal.
Not only do you decided to go for it, you call a trick play like that just to screw everybody up.
I thought that I thought Philly would be the the offense toe. Try this.
Especially protecting Carson Wentz in the same at the same time.
I think you hit it on the head, though.
Case I think that it will be brought out and it will be given a lot of negative.
Reduce it like our pos.
When it first came in, Thean fl started trying that out and everybody was like, That's college.
You can't use college in the NFL, right? Uh, this is professional stuff.
It ain't gonna do nothing.
Go tell that to the the Ravens.
Um, you know, you just gotta have the right personnel toe pull it off, like at my homes back up, because I just I'm like Chase.
Daniel is not Pat Mahomes back.
He's a career backup.
Maybe it's Matt Moore.
It isn't where he came in last year when, uh, when Holmes Holmes went down Chase Daniels back up on the Lions.
Now what is the journey? Listen, what could have? Could have been.
What if at the time when Andy Dalton is a free agent, he signed with Baltimore? You know what I mean? And now you got Lamar Jackson.
You got Andy Dalton, who can swing the ball still and you line up the both of them in the back field.
So now you've got two guys that can throw the ball.
One guy that can throw the ball, run the ball, leap over you, plow you over and the ball off.
Ingram Like a million.
It's already impossible to stop Baltimore.
You add another element where there's now another guy you can throw.
You just stand there and wait.
They had that last year with RG three, but the same. They're the same quarterback.
You need a different guy, I said.
You almost need the pocket guy and they need the mobile guy.
And as a defense, you gotta figure out because there's a defense.
Now you're sitting there like okay, if he snaps the ball, the Andy here's our play.
If you stop and now you're talking, you could snap the ball. The Andy.
So you fall into the Andy Dalton defense and the laterals it back to my homes.
And now it's a completely different thing altogether.
And it's a complete the things you could do with two quarterbacks, especially when you have the levels of what those guys like a guy like Lamar Jackson.
You know, I don't think it works with the Dak Prescott because he's a bit of a dual himself.
He's just a different quarterback.
You gotta have two completely different skill sets.
You what? I mean, I was before the season began before Jacksonville has looked the way they looked the first two weeks because they might have lost against the Texas.
But they took him to the wire and through had, like, 500 yards offense.
I don't think they're gonna end up with the first pick of the draft, but had they done that and they had gotten Trevor Lawrence to go with Gardner Minshew, I think that would have been an interesting situation.
Yeah, Yeah, that would have been Yeah, that's that's kind of what? What? You're talking about because mince you could do ah lot of stuff and Trevor Lawrence could do a lot of stuff that Gardner can't do.
No, it's true, it's I just think that there's a lot of there's a lot of opportunity and possibility and I know everybody adapts, but I don't know how you adapt as a defense to that if every you know what I mean.
If every team starts doing it, because now you're just you're trying to mitigate damage rather than stop anything and it's a copycat league.
If someone was able to successfully do it, every team would copycat and try and figure out how to get at least a couple of plays like that.
It's not too far off.
I would love to see it happen, and we'll have this dream to come back to, to say, Hey, Ray was on or something Ray was talking about this long time ago.
It's like it's like the quarterback Wildcat.
You know what I mean? Like it's it's really just I think would just it would just be such a cool when all the things you could do and then you could just take them off and run a regular offense and really screw up the defense.
Just show the look and then not actually.
When the wildcard started, that's what it was.
Now every team has a wild card.
Ah, while a wildcat, um, package.
Even, uh, I think when Drew Lock went down and Jeff Driskel went in, they announced that the third string emergency quarterback was Royce Freeman.
They would have just dressed.
Driscoll goes down.
We're just going all wild cat with Roy Street.
Well, and you know what I mean? And the Wildcats still exist.
I just think it is transformed and left the running back position and moved into the quarterback position.
You don't think that Lamar Jackson is running Wild Cat? Of course he is.
He just happens to be playing a quarterback, E.
I mean, I see. I see Tennessee play the Wildcat.
Occasionally, they re branded the Falcons.
If you watched that Falcons Cowboys game, they put Russell Gauge at quarterback.
They split Matt Ryan out right.
They threw a deep Balto Julio that would have probably sealed the game, and Julio dropped it going into the end zone so clearly that that formation caught the Cowboys off guard.
Oh, What are they gonna do here? Russell Gauge at quarterback Matt Ryan out here.
They forget about the arguably number one receiver in the league.
Julio Jones goes deep, they can't convert.
But it was there.
Yeah, and I think about some of these quarterbacks.
And I think of Lamar Jackson a lot because I think that he would be the prototypical quarterback one to run this with, because with his size and his speed, you could split him out wide and use them as a receiver.
You done that with Joe Flacco when they should have, they absolutely should have, because you could Well, and you know what? The states, to give them credit, have done it with.
Taste them, right? I mean, they've with Hill.
They've lined them up, is a receiver, and they've lined them up is a tight end and throwing the football to him, right? It's, um I think they could get really creative what they do with him, too.
Especially throwing the football because you could line them up with receiver doing end around and have them just plant his feet and throw the ball right.
Because because you can.
There's a lot of cool things.
I think that I think the quarterback to me, it's if I'm sitting here thinking about where the quarterback position could go.
All those guys in the NFL are a lot smarter than me, right? Otherwise, I would be there.
Eso I gotta figure it's got to be on somebody's checklists somewhere of, you know, when I get some time, figure out how to do this.
It's on Doug Peterson's.
As of next week, when the Eagles lose, they're going to say, All right, we gotta try something with Jalen hurts.
Now who does the Eagles play? Uh, let me see.
How does It doesn't matter? It does. It does.
They could be playing. I don't know.
Carolina Week three.
They are playing.
I have it right here. They're playing Cincinnati.
Oh, that's an intriguing game.
It's actually a very intriguing game.
Like I said, they could be playing.
Yeah, but now the Bengals air coming into Philly on rest because they played Thursday night this week and they've got a ton of film against the I don't know Joe Burrow.
He said he's never lost back to back games in his sports career he's not looking to go. Oh, and three.
Well, he wasn't looking to go on one, either.
I'm a hey might be able to figure it out.
Those Eagles DBS versus their receivers.
Now I'm starting to look in the week.
Three like that's an intriguing matchup, that is, that's too Oh, and two teams, both trying to save their season.
And I think the Bengals have mawr.
I think the Bengals have more talent.
They can figure it out.
I know they got a new coach and all that the Eagle, like from what I've seen, How the Eagles the first two weeks, they're a mess.
You know what I'm looking at? Week three Week three is gonna be a good week of football.
You got the Rams at the Buffalo Bills, right? I mean, I heard Joe this morning after Baltimore played nobody for two weeks.
I heard him this morning calling out Buffalo, saying that they only look good because of their schedule.
He's been impressed, but he wants to see them play somebody.
The Rams is a real team, so that's that's a test.
Um, Washington in Cleveland, I think, will be an intriguing game.
I think that Dallas and Seattle is gonna be an intriguing game.
Dolphins, Jags, Dolphins, JAG Houston in Pittsburgh is gonna be intriguing.
Green Bay in the Saints.
I do not have an intriguing game on my on my team.
No, you're already a 10 point favorite.
Yeah, whoever gets the Jets.
Chicago in Atlanta.
I mean, a no in to Falcons team who really with a little bit of luck, Week one and some more disciplined week to could be a two and o team in Chicago who's really should be one and one, you know, given that, you know, except they played the collapse in Detroit Lions week.
I mean, that's an entry.
Week three is gonna be a good week of football, man.
Yeah, it's gonna be great.
I can't wait to see the spreads.
I need to look, they're probably some of them out already there.
Well, right now, the early spreads the Saints or 3.
5 on Chicago, so you don't see that often at a two.
And a 12 team is the higher spread that there has the favorite over sake.
One doesn't get hurt.
The the Giants probably figure out how to come.
They could have won the game without him, but the Giants probably figure out how to beat the Bears yesterday.
Here's an intriguing one.
The Bills are a three point favorite over the Rams at home outside.
I like it there at home, so it's it's really a push game.
The Browns air a seven point favorite over Washington.
They should be the Titans Air three point favorite over Minnesota.
This one kind of surprised me.
The Patriots, now that might change after tonight, are seven point favorite over the Raiders.
Why is it why is it? Why is that surprised you were expecting the Saints to blow them out in Vegas tonight? E think the Patriots now this one's kind of verses, but this one's kind of funny to me.
I know why it's this, but the 40 Niners air with their backup quarterback with no tight end with their best pass rusher, really with the best way, with their best offensive player playing in Indianapolis, their best player now there are four point favorite over the New York Jets or the Giants.
I mean, yeah, the Giants were about Thio.
Yeah, there about the tank.
They might get Trevor Lawrence.
What do you do with Daniel Jones? I can't stand the Giants and their fans.
Man, I love it because I'm around it.
I lived 10 minutes, 15 minutes from MetLife Stadium.
I hear all the talk.
I see it online.
They're trying to find any optimism.
Losing, say Kwan breaks their backs.
They got this game coming up against Nick Mullins and I would love the 40 Niners.
Just played the Jets right here in Jersey.
Maybe they're staying here all week.
I would love to see Nick Nick Mullins in the 40 Niners below the Giants.
I was I was gonna talk about, you know, the Vikings and Tennessee and 10 already here, all the Tennessee fans talking about how they're just going to destroy the Vikings because they suck so bad because they lost so badly to the Colts and the Colts lost to the Jags.
And I'm just sitting there.
I think Vikings air gonna do a little bit better than what they did against Indy.
Maybe you can't sell me on the Vikings, Kirk cousins.
They gave him way too much money to be average.
I think it's starting to really show now.
You know what, Lawrence? If you remember back in April, I said to you, If Chicago could somehow get it together, I could see Minnesota coming dead last in that division.
Oh, I said so, too.
If Detroit can figure something out here, Minnesota may come dead last in that division.
The line has moved on the Dallas game there.
It's now a five point, not a 5.5.
So it's already moved.
And then the Monday night Football game is probably the game.
You think I'd be more interesting a Patriots game? Kansas City Ravens Ravens and they got the at home in Baltimore.
Kansas City fans are not gonna be happy.
The Ravens are 3.
5 point favorite in this game, so their favorite on a pick him because they would be, uh, half a point favorite, uh, thes games.
I'm ready to get to Week three like I like the Thursday Night Football match up down in Florida.
The Sunday Night Football Drew Brees vs Aaron Rodgers and then Monday Night Football.
Pat Mahomes versus Lamar Jackson like, get me the Week three.
This is gonna be fun.
And I think that from my last point of this stream is I got to give a shout out to Florida just in general because my wife and I were watching the games yesterday and, you know, we're watching a lot of empty stadiums and we got to Miami and there was fans in the stands and we got Thio Tampa and there was fans in the stands and she said, Where these games I said, Well, this is all in Florida and she just said, Of course it is right, so good for you Florida and Lawrence knows this and I've said it publicly now, Keith, up until six.
Or I guess, eight months ago, we were actually working to move in the Florida.
We were going through the immigration process of getting all our paperwork of moving from Toronto to go live in the great state of Florida.
What city? If you don't mind me asking, we were gonna move to the Dun Eden area, which is about 20 minutes out of Tampa.
It's nice time I go around that area for Yankees spring training.
Yeah, well, that's how I found it.
Because we would go down to done even for the Blue Jays spring training.
The Yankees were just up the road.
We love Clearwater s.
So we figured we moved down there because it's nice. It's quaint.
But we're only half a now, er out of Tampa, right? So it's it's you got you got, you know, the city's there and we can work and social workers there, which is my job.
My real job in life.
Um, make the same money that I make here just in American money.
So it actually is, like, 20 grand a year more than I make you know what I mean? When you do the conversion over eso, we're going.
I had conferences book to go down there and start, you know, networking and trying to find a job.
But after this whole ****, we both looked each other and said Nope.
You know what I mean.
We're no longer after the great state of Florida.
Not after you saw them opening the beaches up.
You saw them protests in the mass.
You saw them just living.
I guess however, they wanna live in their own country, which is why they're down there in the Gulf.
They should just, I don't know, succeed and become their own great country of Florida.
You know, I just went.
Nope, that's it.
But we just had a good laugh that that was the on I know.
Other stadiums had it, too.
It just happened that I was flicking back and forth between Florida because I watched the end.
I wanted to watch into that buffalo game, and I just happen to be going back and forth between Florida teams.
And she was just like of course, it's Florida.
You know, of course, say indie indie had fans in there, but they only brought in.
They only allowed 2500 just to give Ah, kind of a feel, you know, it just wasn't just it made us laugh because it's, you know, but see that there's a plan now, like at MetLife in New Jersey.
They said no fans the entire season.
I saw the Colts changed their mind, and I think they're doing.
They're doing like, a gradual build, like they're gonna build up to that 25%.
The bears have now changed their mind.
Chicago is going to start having people in their stadium.
There's other stadiums that are working on it now because after week one, you see that and you realize this is a business.
There's money you could, you could.
You don't have to fill the whole stadium.
Look at Jerry Jones.
You give Jerry Jones and and she took a mile.
There were a lot of people in there and there were a lot of people.
You could hear them.
They help the team with mo mentum.
Uh, there was definitely a lot of Falcons fans in there.
You could see red jerseys, black jerseys.
There were people on top of each other.
It didn't look like there were social distance.
And I was going to say that to you.
I sat there and said I saw zero social distance, you know, social distancing in the stands.
If you were with a group of people, you were sitting right next to you, wanted to be.
So yeah, and they put groups of, like, 50 together.
That's what I was noticing big chunks around the state like I've been there before.
I expected that I'm like they're not.
Once you're in there, you're in there. Go ahead.
Do what? Everyone, Uh, your family of up to 10.
And that was it.
And that's the group that then you had to be a social distance of so far away from any other group.
Yeah, I was reading today that that Massachusetts is thinking of lifting the ban for October.
So Red Sox and patriots gonna let fans in.
But basically, if they don't Yeah, well, they thought they thought the Red Sox will be playing, but they but letting the patriots have people in the stadium.
But if they see that social distancing is not being adhered too, I think they have agreed to 20,000 people that so they can properly social distance if they don't see it, adherents or they see any tailgating anything that they're just gonna put restrictions back up because the patriots wanna put people in there.
It's the the state that won't let it happen right now, right? Yeah.
How about hold on? How about a big shout out to Bill Belichick and his like, plague like mask last night? I mean, that's not become a meme on the Internet.
and, uh, I thought he had a fancy mask on until I realized he had his mask folded up.
So shout out to my coach for making it useless.
You know Bill Belichick, son, for proudly rocking the mullet, right? The greatest moment of that game is Steve Belichick, with his mask up to here holding the thing over his face, covering his mouth by calling the plays.
And he's wearing a mask on.
That was the play of the game for me, with his mullet.
That's exactly what it is.
It's just have it. That's what I said.
Hey, Keith, Thanks for filling in for Joe today.
It was really fun having you on with us.
Thanks for having me.
Even though my house seemed like it was burning down for a couple of minutes.
Can we just fired Joe and bring Keith? No, no, no, no.
See, Keith, Keith is mawr of Ah, you know, easy going gets along with everybody.
Even if you've got a bad, uh, take against his boys, he'll just be like, Well, that's your opinion.
Joe's not like that.
You tell you just like to watch Joe and I scream at each other.
We gotta have some sort of interaction between two people.
I didn't have to be me, but there has Joe and I do a podcast.
Everyone tonight come watching to scream, Scream! I see too much of Jo Jo, I love you If you're watching I love you. I'm joking.
So everyone on SportsCastr, Let's go over here and look to see if we have anybody even watching.
Well, let's see here.
There's 123 people right now watching live.
And we got Not that.
DuPont, Juan Johnson, A lot of Car 44 Devo Jr.
What's up, Devo? That zoo he said, What's up, man? So I have to I have to respond.
Where's DeVos Sr.
Where is Devo Senior de Vaux Jr Okay, Alright, so I got 1234 people watching live that will that have profiles and 119 people that do not have profiles.
Ray, I'm gonna let Ray do it.
Yeah, I hear you and Adam do this whole professional thing.
Oh, go to the top of make a profile.
Listen, you freeloaders, okay? It's already a free website.
Alright? Its Frito watch us.
The least you could do is make a profile.
Getting the chat.
Tell everybody why raise the smartest and the other two don't know nothing about football.
We'll agree with that.
You don't think I'm the smartest? I don't care.
Tell me that, too.
Hey, you really don't agree with us.
You could start your own channel.
You could be just like us and you could give your opinions.
You could stand there and go.
Those SportsCastr news guys, I don't know why they have jobs.
They don't know nothing about football.
We'll take it like men.
I mean, we'll rip you on our next show, but we'll take it like men and we'll deal with it.
It takes 30 freaking do I could send or you could sign up for a profile before I could log into my Twitter account to write about how much I love SportsCastr, make a profile, upload a picture, join the chats.
It's faster to make a profile on SportsCastr.
It is to make a tweet on Twitter.
That's actually what? I was trying to go with that.
I can't speak good English sometimes, Lawrence.
Uh, French is your first language.
Alright, Keith, Anything you want to add to that? No.
Enjoy the game tonight.
And you know, we're closer to week three than we realized.
After this game ends tonight, we start getting ready for week three.
So we'll see you guys right back here real soon. Absolutely.
Thursday night football is just around the corner, and I am Lords on with Keith McPherson and Ray Ralph for SportsCastr News.
Have a good one.