Welcome to the new episodes.
My name is the demon mood.
And here I'm here is my normal co host Hunter 100.
You one of those? First And I think today after we're gonna recap the NFL, uh, talk a little bit about baseball and then we're gonna talk about the Virginia Tech Home opener.
Do you wanna talk about There's Thursday Night Football? You can.
I was always fun watching, you know, benefits magic.
Go out there and do this thing.
You know, I think he had that after, like, interview.
He had that looks, like, wants to go into a karaoke club and saying, like living on a prayer by Bon Jovi like that, leaving his beard too.
But he would start 11 for 11.
Now, that was fun to watch.
Like I know the dolphins really good.
And the jag wires were just terrible.
I was I didn't realize that patch firmer.
Is there offensive coordinator? You're actively trying to They're actively trying Thio.
I thought it was Jay Gruden.
I thought Oh, no, no, Petra.
Petra Mayer is the different teams Offensive court.
God, I am just That's my fault.
But Yeah, it is. Jay Gruden.
I think I was, like, a little bit during the game last night, but yeah, When Jay Gruden's your offensive coordinator, we're probably going pretty far.
And Gardner Minshew was just He wasn't really that good last night, so yeah, Jacksonville come down a little bit.
I think, on the broadcast night, someone said that they were a playoff contender and I was like, I don't know what we your smoking, but I want some of that because they're not a contender.
They're actively trying to tank here for Trevor Lawrence or whoever.
They're gonna take it, number one, but, um, yeah, the dolphins.
I was expected last night.
If we did a show beforehand, I probably more of my locks of the league probably would have been the Dolphins walks and go.
Yeah. I mean, yeah, you're right.
I mean, it looked like they might not be tanking.
I mean, first of all, we know that giants and Jets okay, well, terrible.
And we can kind of we can When we talk about the rest of the NFL, we can kind of bring it up, but yeah, it looks like Jaguar is gonna be picking in the top five.
Gardner Minshew Look, there's a reason why that guy wasn't picked in the fifth or sixth round.
Like you can help.
He can help you.
He can help you for a little bit.
But at some point he's a career backup, and I know a lot of people bring up well.
Tom Brady waas 1/6 round pick? Yeah, For every Tom Brady, there's like 100 people quarterbacks that don't make it.
So yeah, so that that's just on the the Jaguar side.
Do you think that how many games do you think I'll take two for the Dolphins to go with, uh, Thio instead of right? I'm not sure.
I mean, when he's what I touched down last night when he ran it in, they look like they really like playing for him.
So unless he struggles a lot during the game, I honestly don't know when to is going to come in.
But I mean, if they're also like two and eight or something like that, I mean, I think they could just be like, You know what? We're not gonna get in.
Let's just get to the Iranians, it to us Yeah, we can do your last 56 games.
I think that's the ways he comes in.
But I think they honestly could red shirt him because they really like playing for Fifth Logic.
Yeah, I think was to ah, keep in mind he does.
He does have an and he was injured, will strike you.
And we could talk for days.
And how dumb putting him in and at that point time, how bad it was.
But, um, I think for for a year, like the longer he is away from an injury, the better he will be.
So maybe it's a good idea to keep Fitz Fitzpatrick for about a year, and then you bring into our next year? Yeah, I think I think that's the way to do it.
Give him a red shirt and you you agree with you with the injury.
That's ah, it was a hip injury, right? He like, Yeah, eso those necessary.
That point in time.
Yeah, those can.
Those injuries could take a while to come back from.
So I think I think it's fine if you just it's, um, reps in practice.
See how the team does for the first couple months, and if they're really sucking and it looks like they're tanking, bring them in for the final four or five games and let's hopefully their families can be like Okay, well, we can get glimpses of the rookie.
I'm sure when we get we get the other games.
We could talk about Justin Herbert and how he should be starting right now.
But you know, that's that's we'll talk about that later.
There's a couple of storylines we can just have just from that charter game.
Yes, let's go into just the Ravens and Steelers preview, and then we could go to everything else.
Why don't you just let's do Steelers first? Because the Ravens way could have a bigger disk.
Yeah, that's because that's gonna be like a bigger on that one.
Yeah, it's gonna be a bigger game as well, especially on Monday night.
But yeah, the steel.
I mean, nice to get to two and oh, but I mean, that game should have been a blow out. My opinion.
They were up 26 14.
You get the ball in midfield, run it down their throats, maybe go up my 19 or something, you could get touchdown drive.
But you know, Benny still fumbles.
It gets five point game and then you're Drell.
Edmonds finally makes the play at the end of the game.
I was like his first big splash play in the NFL, and it's been as a hokey fan.
It's just been hard toe.
Watch him just struggle this much in the NFL.
Just it looks like he has no ball skills out there.
And that's not what I don't think what we saw when he was at Tech.
So yeah, um, it's just been hard to see him again.
Overshadowed by his brother like his brother was always gonna be the better prospect.
Oh, yeah, I mean, he's taken basically in the top 15.
He's gonna be really, really good.
But, I mean, it's just been hard to see him struggle.
But I mean, yeah, that really nice flash play.
James Connor comes back.
It's that 60 yard run to ice the game.
Hopefully, now all the users can stop asking for Benny Snell to start, because when healthy James Conner, I think, is a top 10 all purpose back in football, I think don't think that's homer being me being a homer? Yeah.
He was good in college.
Yeah, 2018 season and let me on.
Ballistics sat out.
He was like, Top five.
I think it was a top, I think, the top 10 in rushing yards that year.
All purpose stars.
I think top five, Top 10 or somewhere around there is the areas.
He's really, really good people when he just his body just can't break down.
And he had that really nice run last week.
He could get that going.
We're gonna be fine.
But, you know, when James Connors healthy, he's the star for I don't know why people something in there seem to think that Benny smells the guy.
It's James Connors job.
There's no 50 15 crap.
It's just James commerce.
It was really nice to see him play well. I thought Ben look good.
Five touchdowns, interceptions through two games.
He's looking fine.
He really let it rip on that Claypool touchdown.
That was a gorgeous deep ball throw, you know, think the days of saying his deep ball sucks.
That's still no, we're not there yet, but good to get the win.
They play Houston this week who, Of course, you guys just be pretty handily down in Houston, so that should be interesting.
I think the Steelers should be able to win that to get to three.
No, that would be their first three.
You know, start believe or not, in 10 years, um, usually start the season out that well, thank God for about early, like week schedule, but yeah, good to get the win.
Lot of stuff to work on.
They got to get the penalties out of your unacceptable with all the holding penalties and the passion fair calls.
Like calling to stop being conservative.
I'm not a fan of brandy feet, nor I have never been a fan of him, but hopefully they can smell them and then call the plays.
I know they're kind of trying to use them back in, but no winnable game this Sunday.
I know JJ Watts coming and tell him maybe they could just keep him there because Texas is just really bad.
But I think that's basically it on the Steelers side of things that you want to go into the Ravens stuff.
Yeah, we just Yes, go into the Ravens Chiefs preview, so yes, on Wednesday on my channel on my channel.
I did do like a preview of the games, and every Wednesday I'll do that.
Just reviewing the Ravens game.
So there I kind of pointed out like there's several keys and I want to hear your thoughts on this later.
But the three main, um, area I'm looking at is the first one is like obviously was Patrick like with the Chiefs, The first main thought is that the Chiefs have started off slow last year.
A few games? Yeah, yeah.
So like going back to the playoffs like they would have a and granted they have the talent Thio come back from a 10 or 24 point deficit.
E don't care, because, like, yeah, So for the Ravens, the key is Thio scores, scores many points as you can. There's no limit.
Always, like, you know, like it's like that Zen saying like, you put your foot on the throat or something or something like that, and then you just keep it there.
So that's basically what they should dio s.
So I think the Ravens probably will will come out to the lead and then the one main difference between the Ravens and the other team that they have played against maybe 40 Niners and fall into this.
The Ravens do a pretty good job of maintaining their lead, like if you, if they have a 10 like 10 point lead, they will do.
They don't They don't really make a ton of mistakes.
They do a good job of it.
So I think it'll be top for them to come back from a deficit.
But until they can't, I'll never bet against Patrick Mahomes on on that team.
So for me, there's several keys.
The first one is the red zone efficiency.
Avi, you any score points and the red zone is like the best time to score points.
And one is yeah, one score points.
Don't turn the ball over.
Make sure each red zone trip is great efficient.
But also try to get as many touchdowns like you're not gonna win like either.
Both of these teams have good offenses.
You're not going to win by alternating vehicles like, no matter how good Tucker and Parker are, who I think they were the top two kickers and we can have a discussion like It's like kind of bug me that, like he great, he had a great he kicked like 3 55 yards, 3 55 55 58 yard field goals.
And that was pretty crazy.
Yeah, and well, the only thing that bugged me about it because we had, like, Tony Romo cut saying, Oh, he might be the best kicker in the game.
Yeah, I was like and I was like, Look, I'll give Harrison bucker second best kicker or maybe one B.
It's all it's been.
Yeah, I was like, Do you not Justin Tucker retire something? I mean, yeah, yeah, I was like, That was thinking kind of bug me.
So I was like, kind of go back to your point was like starting Benny's now over James Connor.
Ah, lot of people like some Ravens fans, brought up the point like, Well, a lot of chief fans probably started watching after the Super Bowl, or like close in that playoff run.
So they think Harrison Bucker is really good because Justin Tucker, he's been asked to kick extra points the last couple of years and not so much field goals.
People forgot how good this guy is.
Maybe that's the reason why I like a lot of people saying, Oh, Buster is better than Tucker.
But But going back to the preview like I think if both teams like the ideal ratio is probably two touchdowns for every one field goal, if if a team can do at least that, they should be able to create a big enough margin.
So then what I would say is third down efficiency, because, especially for the Ravens, if you keep my homes off the bench, you keep that offense off the bench.
You keep the defense in there, uh, you should be able to.
You should be able to like it, sustain drives and score points and limit the amount of limit the amount drives that the Chiefs offense would have.
And I think in order to do that, and I think a you have to do that and then have play has really good place in first down because all football fans know you don't want second and long.
You don't want you want second in mid second short.
You want third and mayor third and those type of plays and those plays often start with a really good play on play, calling first down s.
So I think that's something that all football fans can look for.
But as a Steelers fan, like, What are your thoughts on this matchup? Because there's a few other piece of information I have, but one of your thoughts on it, It's gonna be a lot of fun to watch.
I'm hoping it's kind of like Rams cheese from a couple years ago, where it was just a shootout, every single drive.
Um, we can see how the Chiefs play coming into this one.
I mean, they were kind of shut down a bit against the charters.
The charter defense played, their ass is off.
I thought against them and frankly, they should have won that game.
It's really hard to give up a third in 20 with No, I think it's like 30 seconds left in the fourth where they had that game one.
That was the thing.
They basically had it one and then they just gave up 21 yards.
My home's running basically and then the Force bunker did the rest and then yeah, but it also is just I'm just really excited to watch it.
I mean, these are the two premier teams in the conference.
One team is not gonna be undefeated after this, you know, of course, um, for division purposes, I'll be rooting for the Chiefs.
Just, you know, it's really in the season, but, um, it should still be a lot of fun to watch these offenses just go out and shoot out.
It would probably take the over on it.
To be honest with you, I actually said the opposite.
Like if it's around 60 points, I'll take the under because the Ravens are running team and they do and they are going to run the ball.
Hopefully, because one of the big things that they made a mistaken Well, I'm not gonna count the first time when Lamar with rookie because they were using basically an offense designed for Flacco.
And then you put Lamar into that offense as a 21 year old rookie.
That's not gonna turn out well.
But last year it seemed like the Ravens were trying to throw the ball like 40 or 50 times, which is not their identity.
But I think this year, especially with Marshall yonder retiring and that and the middle of the old line between maps.
Girl who basically toward his last year, we can he towards a C L and M.
It's amazing that he's still playing that he's playing this early.
But, um, pass protection is going might be an issue.
So I would especially with especially with Chris Jones and Frank Clark and those guys, they might be an issue.
So I would imagine the Ravens would run the run the ball Aziz many times they can and then go off play action.
So I don't think I don't.
So I think that's gonna be like less drives for both teams, honestly, and so I think I would go the under.
I think it's gonna be a close game.
I think one of the things that people have to bring up that Raven Trains have to bring up like Thio.
People say, Well, the mark of Patrick's gonna throw all over that defense.
Last year it was Marlon Humphrey and whoever Anthony Avery and whoever else answer corners.
Then he had Tony Jefferson, who is not really the best strong safety and you had Earl Thomas, who who is still what a year to remove from his injury.
And this year you have, uh, you still have Marlon Humphrey.
Jimmy Smith was hurt last year, but now he should be playing in the slot.
Since Tavon Young is out for the year and we could we could talk about the A C L.
We could talk about the entry storms that happened later on, but he was He was one of the victims of that.
Yeah, And then not only that, we have Marcus Peters on the other side.
So the markets Peters, Jimmy Smith and Marlon Humphrey with Chuck Clark into Sean Elliott as your secondary.
That's a pretty good secondary.
And then not only that, you have Patrick Queen and Millie Kerrison two rookies and you got LJ four who was on the Steelers for a few years.
So he's so you know how that he could be productive at a point.
So that's why, um so and L.
J Ford was assigned to the race until, like, week four, Week five last year, so and then, not to mention place Campbell on Derrick Walls.
We're on other teams, so that entire defense was is completely different and I think that by when they trade from Marcus Peters they anticipated last year, they anticipated it would it would have been raised in Chiefs.
So they So you get Marcus Peters to go to go up against those receivers, and then you had to deal with the Titans and then to stop the run, they went out got plays, Campbell and Derek Wolfe and in linebacker.
So, in a way that this, um, the Ravens have built this defense to try to counter act the Chiefs because if the Chiefs try to throw you, have you have improved secondary.
If if they try to run the ball with Clyde Edwards, a lair, you have his college teammate Patrick Queen, who's fast enough who could get him in the corner and then with Travis Kelsey.
You have faster linebacker play, so I don't think they will shut down the homes.
But I think they could slow him down.
Yeah, I mean, that's that's that's gonna be the big thing with that match up.
I mean, I don't I mean, I want a high scoring game just because I love chaos with that kind of stuff.
But it also would surprise me if it's like a 22 17 coming in like the game that she's just played against the Chargers.
Yeah, I mean, my prediction.
I said about on my previous I'd say like 34 30 Kansas City.
But the more I'm thinking about it, the more I think the Ravens e probably may win, because if you look at the fact that, like the defense, that what I just highlight the changes in the defense.
But also on offense marquees Brown is one.
It was close to 100% healthy.
Uh, you got Devin Duvernay, who I think may have a break out game.
Dobbins to rest Ingram.
So you still have that You still got that run game.
Lamar's is becoming a better passer.
And not to mention the fact that the Chiefs run defense is not good now.
Mike Pennell, who's one of the best friend defenders back, but still they like the Chiefs.
Uh, so, like the like.
The Jets had 40 miss s so far this year.
40 miss tackles in two games.
The Chiefs are in second place with 29.
So you have the Ravens run game with, um with like, the linebackers aren't that great.
The Ravens could just run the ball, could potentially run the ball all over the chief.
That's what that's what I would do is like, Look, it's like, you know, we're going to run the ball and we're going to run the ball until you until you stop us.
And what I like is that you have Ingram and Dobbins kind of in the first half.
And then you could bring in Gus Edwards and imagine like you're playing, you're in your 3rd and 4th quarter, you're already tired.
And now here comes the £240 running back running at you, like try to stop like that's gonna be really difficult to stop.
So I think it's gonna be a close game.
I'm still gonna say 34 30 but I would not be shocked if the Ravens when this game No, I wouldn't.
I wouldn't either.
I mean, it's It's almost like a coin flip for me.
Uh, I have one of my locks for the week.
I think I'm gonna do something with this game.
I'm not gonna take either team though, but I think I'm gonna take the over with it just because, you know, you live in your fears when you just step yonder, so you know, just screw it.
Why not? But yeah, I'm just really excited to watch it.
Yeah, I think the over and the other thing about the over might be there, but just barely over.
Not it wouldn't be like, uh, if it's like around 60 or 63 points or something like that, it's not.
I'm not going to say I'm not gonna say 80 but it might be some around, like 65 to 70 combined, but, like just barely the over.
So let's go talk about some of the stories that we have other stories in the NFL s.
So let's talk about the injuries first.
I'm like, what were your thoughts when you saw, like, se Kwan get hurt? Then Christian McCaffrey get hurt, then I mean, a bunch of these guys, it sucks, you know, that's I think we need it least a couple of preseason games.
We don't need four preseason games, but this is where I think the lack of a little bit of preseason just heard simple, like two preseason.
You guys said that's probably the perfect amount of actions.
Very unfortunate to see.
I was very, very upside seeing Tae kwon Barkley, you know, in our fantasy league, Um, I think is the one that has Nick wants.
So he's, uh, he had to get a running back.
He's pretty devastated by then.
I know McCaffrey for you is now out for like, 4 to 6 weeks or something.
Yeah, Fortunately, I was able to.
Fortunately, I put in a waiver claim for Darryl Henderson and Josh Kelley, so and I got both of them.
So I have Josh Kelley, Gerald Henderson and Antonio Gibson like all my team.
So, like, I'm I'll be able to think ahead and get a few guys here there.
Yeah, that was really good, but it was just so sad to see all these players go out.
He's out for I don't know what he did to him himself.
I don't know what the injury was, but he's out this week.
Nick Mullins, it started.
I still have no idea who that guy is, to be honest with you, but I forget who they're playing to.
They should be able to win that countries.
Um, I'm I'm still starting their defense.
Yeah, because I picked up the Buccaneers defense, and I might just do match up because I just don't like Yeah, yeah, I started the I picked up the Chargers defense because they're playing Carolina and then without McCaffrey, So you should be shut down, Carolina.
Without that, I had Minnesota's and they were just getting the negative point last two weeks.
They were just disgustingly, But, I mean, Carolina has d J.
Moore on Samuels and Robby Anderson, so they still have some talent there.
But it's like rebuilding.
It just goes through the caffrey.
So, um, I feel should they should be able thio So Avis and you should be good.
Yeah, the injuries sucked, but you know, the other big story line I did want to get to you.
I mean, um, how do people still route? Think falcons in 2020.
I really don't get it, man.
I feel bad for those poor souls down in Atlanta, remember? I can't remember who it was on ESPN.
Oh, Dion Sanders? Yeah, yeah, he was on first take, and he said, I just can't root.
I just can't with the Falcons anymore.
People is they just whip your heart out year after year after year, like 28 to 3.
Obviously, it was the the tippy top of the iceberg.
It's just like until until Sunday, your you know 16 with like I was like 16 points were like, Yeah, like this game is over And then on psychic Oh, my God, I love how Arthur blanks like, Yeah, I think our players just didn't know the rules to it.
It's like That's embarrassing.
Like that's just that's, like, peewee football stuff right there, man.
It's just No, there's like six Atlanta players that were avoiding the like, the football like, um, like fat kit like Kate, that of fat camp put avoid fruit.
It's likely, like, uh, it's like, you see, like a kid at fat camp, literally like, Oh, there's cake right here, but I'm not going to go to it.
I'm just going to stand here like it's just like, No, I just and then they go down and then they score and they kicked the game winning field goal like I don't know how you.
I don't understand how you know those, like how, how the received, how the receiving team does not know that you can.
He touched the ball was in touched.
Exactly you can.
But for some reason there, special teams coach must not have told them that for whatever reason, and then it'll costing them a game again.
You know, I feel bad for that long, and I feel bad for Julio Jones.
He to drop that wide open touchdown.
It's like so I think someone like, Why did Julio Jones catch this and someone tweeted because it was gonna be a touchdown? And he never gets touchdowns.
Get away This yard.
Just come like before.
Oh, yeah, By the way, one of the guys that was on the hands team like No.
17 I think I tweeted about this.
He he actually went to UTA, so it's not shocking that he didn't touch about because he's not winning or yeah, he's not.
He's too, But yeah, it's just a just a note there.
I mean, yeah, with the Falcons, like that's disappointing.
Like you should be able to win that game.
They broke their hearts out every single year.
It's not keeping his job after this year.
I want to get let him go.
It's just they choke every single year and it just gets wet.
Yeah, what's right? What's Matt Ryan's contract situation? He has many years left.
I think he has, like, four years.
Something like that.
Left? Yeah, because they should be looking for a new quarterback soon.
Or they trade Matt Ryan because I he deserved so much better.
I know he's given that franchise so much.
Remember how much I hated him when he was a Boston college? I still get nightmares when they check lost it.
But when they were up, 10 nothing with two minutes left and they blew that came up there at Beats me in like 2007 that can you just don't give me way too many nightmares, but yeah, I just I feel bad for him at this point, but you know, the other big story line for some reason.
Indeed, Anthony Lynn is not committing to Justin Herbert when Tyrod Taylor gets healthy.
I know a lot of ET fans got mad about, Um, just with Tyrod Taylor because it's very personal.
I mean, I love Tyrod Taylor, too, but I gotta tell you where he is.
Like he literally is a career back.
Yeah, and like he's like, he's kind of like a transition quarterback, like a career transition guy.
He's a friend, starter.
That's really what he is, and there's nothing to take away from him.
But, you know, you just you just never played and he almost won them the game.
They honestly, they should have won that game.
Think they made fourth and one in overtime at, like their own 40 yard line.
You're punting it like you cannot pun it in overtime back, especially especially with going against the Chiefs.
And, you know, they have a bad run.
Just run the ball yard and you.
By the way, Justin Herbert is like 6 ft six, so literally he just has to move.
So there are there at their own 35 or 40 yard line.
Anti Lynn sends out the punting.
I don't care if you're in your own territory.
You can't put it that it's like putting it back to Tom Brady when he was with New England.
You can't do that like you play to win the game, not to just play for a tie.
That's just like bad coaching one on one.
And then he had the quote after the gate after during the week.
Did you see? Yeah, he made some plays.
You know he's a backup for a reason.
It's like, Dude, like, Are you trying to get your by saying these statements? It's just like your future quarterback.
Almost one you with the game against the best team in football, arguably the best team in football.
Keep starting him on.
And then, of course, the whole report came out about Tyrod.
Oh my God, I felt really bad.
Like, could he see the doctor from malpractice? Or is that one of those things where it's, like, risk or something? I don't know honestly, but that was like, honestly, I thought it was like a sports talk, buried tweet.
When I'm Schefter tweeted it out, I was, Is that really Schefter saying, or is that just like think? But I mean, I just felt really, really bad for him.
That's just one example that that can happen.
And yet at the NFL level, yeah, that's the thing is I get sad.
I mean, just so anything I can Tyrod Taylor do any legal action Or is it one of those things where I don't Daniel Hoare glovsky.
It's basically said like if, like, I could do this pain killer thing like shot in you, it's something could go wrong.
But do you accept the risk for one of those things? So we don't know about that? I mean, one thing I do wanna I would bring up like people always say, like, they're they're against ****ytics in the NFL and in sports in general.
Yeah, And then they say, like, Oh, why do you go for on fourth down when you should punch or like, I know what When the Ravens plays the Chiefs, they last year they went for two point conversion three times.
Like Why don't like if you are.
If you're down by 11 and you go for two point conversion, you should get to take the extra point.
It's like you still need two touchdowns, like well, if you take the extra point, you'll be down by 10 so touched down on the field goal would tie the game.
Yeah, two point conversion and you're successful.
A touchdown and field goal wins to you the game.
Or get so and then, like punching and all this other stuff like some people are against, like ****ytics.
But then at the same time, like no, but go for it.
But like you're for ****ytics and then you're against ****ytics.
I don't understand that at all.
Primarily, it is.
I'm just I'm just so tired of these NFL coaches, just like around 40 yard line punting it and over time on the fourth and one.
It's like you have a better chance of winning if you just go for it like your learned that lesson, like the Ravens know that they are like they will go for it on their own 30.
Like if they like, they don't go for it on their own 30.
If if they know, um, if it helps them win, yeah, it's just it's just very, very annoying.
Seeing these bad play calls and playing to lose and no living in your fears is my Talman likes to say.
It's just like just go e mean you know we've gone past the need for running on like I one of my big complaints about offensive coordinators running on 2nd and 10.
Pass the ball like you're better off.
Your chances of winning are better.
If you pass on 2nd and 10 it's just a losing strategy.
If you do that, just those are just two of my biggest pet peeves, I think, with coordinators in the NFL head coaches like just you have a better chance of winning.
If you just you know, you passed on 2nd 10 you actually go forward.
And over time, even though you're on your own 40 yard line, I don't care if the team can win it with a field goal afterwards.
At least you can see it in the media and your players.
Hey, we went for the win.
They made a play and then they won the game.
Yeah, like, yes, that's pretty much for that game.
We've seen two weeks, and we've seen Brady on breathe both 40 years old, and they have struggled.
Do you think age is catching up to both of them, or do you think or in case of like the only breathe losing Michael Thomas was a bigger factor.
E think age is definitely catching up to him a little bit.
I mean, I think this might be his last season there in New Orleans.
Oh, yeah, it's I I think I think Breezes done after this year because you have to remember he had a broadcasting deal with, I believe in NBC.
Well, yeah, so I would imagine this is his final year.
And then he just goes right into that broadcasting deal.
So, you know, maybe they'll start Taysom Hill, Who's the little hybrid guy, but yeah, being without famous, though, I feel like Jamie's my get the first come into.
That's why I totally not a sign.
Alan Jamis Winston.
But yeah, that game against the Raiders was interesting.
I honestly thought they would win that game, but the Raiders air kind of, um, they're feisty.
I mean, Jon Gruden. They kinda got lucky with the last touchdown.
36 toss play and they get a touchdown off.
That's like, Okay, Jon Gruden got little lucky on that flight, but I don't know.
I'm able to make a Derek Carr.
He's such a weird quarterback to evaluate, like you could have a warm, godly moments and otherwise, times.
It's like, Do you look like a backup quarterback in there? But and watch Accepts is fun watching running back.
But we're gonna be I think they're going to contend for a while card spot.
I do think I really do think that it's just the Media FC outside of like you guys in Kansas City and, you know, maybe Pittsburgh.
I guess in Buffalo, it's it's kind of a week conference where you know, there's gonna be a lot of teams fighting for a wild card so differently.
Las Vegas doing that And, oh, yeah, you like their stadium? That's a pretty badass stadium that they had there.
Oh, yeah, Oh, yeah, definitely a really cool scheme.
And they called it a death star or something, you know, beats the open policy, and that place is a dump thing.
I I also find it really interesting that the Las Vegas Raiders have their first game in Las Vegas on the same day that the Oakland A's clinched.
That's actually funny.
Oh my God, especially at the Coliseum to do they clinch it there, playing at home, but it just It's interesting.
It was interesting that those two events happened on the same day.
That is e think.
We talked about the injuries we talked about.
And then we'll go to baseball.
Yeah, Yeah, we could do lots of I can't think I can't.
I don't think there's anything else other other big stories we talked about.
The Asian quarterbacks.
Let's go to the locks of the week.
Um, I'll bring up.
Yeah, is there? Why don't you start with that? My first one? I'm just gonna do it.
I'm gonna take the over for the Kansas City Baltimore game.
I'm gonna be Oh, yeah, that's the right.
Now it's about 54 a half.
Um, that's my first lock.
I think there's gonna be a lot of offense in that game and you take the under.
I think you're a big baby.
So take me over in that one, guys, that's my first lock.
What do you think about? I think the Ravens are, like, feature like our like, our favorite by 3.
So do you think do you think do you think he has to? He covers.
Or do you think? Yeah, absolutely.
That's just that's not a game.
I would touch the Oh, yeah.
No, I wouldn't bet on that game.
Um, I would because I think the margin is there.
I just don't think that I don't know what seems to go in because, like you said, tossup game.
Hello? Since the what else? So, um, on a farm in Vegas, insiders trying to grows.
Um, so I'm trying to think, um, think the Washington Cleveland game is what I think.
It's like Cleveland favored by seven.
What do you think about that one? Is it seven, or was it five? Oh, yeah. This wow.
That's, uh, might be a little too rich for my taste.
I think the Redskins could give them a game.
Especially if Baker Mayfield kind of struggles.
It's a little too much for my taste.
The culture favored by 11 over the Jets.
I don't like the Colts.
Not much, but the jets air just their their future it.
Man, I just feel bad.
What other is a good? Oh, this is a good one.
This is another one of my Locks, Arizona minus 5.
5 of the Lions Thio game.
Yeah, like Colin Murray.
I think he's If he's having a great year, I would go out.
I definitely agree with that one.
Uh, Chicago, Atlanta? I don't know.
Jets, Cardinals? No.
San Francisco 40 Niners Giants free.
I think San Francisco wins that handily.
Sam, what's the line? What's the line on everything? Minus my nap.
Yeah, I'm gonna take I'm gonna take that.
That's my third block.
I'm gonna take the Niners minus 3.
I think they can beat the Giants, But yeah, I would say those because once you um yeah, I would say those because I do not.
Because because I don't like touching like, minus three.
Thank B minus four.
I think so. Yeah.
Anything else in the other game? No, I think we covered all the big games there, so yeah, it was a good one to Denver's of Drew.
Lock for a while.
Courtland, Something's gone for the season.
I could definitely see the Buccaneers blowing that seem out, to be honest with you.
Yeah, that's a good one.
I mean, especially Brady getting another week with that offense.
That's that is, um, especially big that I think that would be a thing.
That's, um good.
I think it's a good one as well.
Um, trying? Yeah, I think yeah, we can.
We can talk a little bit baseball here, so season is about to be done.
I mean, the oils and nationals are kind of having or having a similar record, which I don't think anyone expected e I mean, the Orioles aren't going like there.
I think there are ****, like, 24 for wins and national 23 or 20 wins.
I know the draft reason.
I know the draft order.
Apparently, it's meant to be like 2021.
Sorry, based on 2020.
So I think the national, they're probably picking six or seven, and then the oils are picking eighth or something like that.
There they they most likely knocked the Phillies out of the playoffs.
You know, I'll pick after sacrificing a little bit of a draft pick.
Especially seeing Bryce Harper sad.
Uh, they took three out of four against them.
They actually swept a doubleheader.
The funny thing was they brought in their closer? Um, yeah.
What was your audio? Hernandez, 32 years old, hits his first career home run Walk off home run to beat the Phillies.
32 years old from the miners here.
He just got called up.
So, uh, I know the way.
I know the Orioles have Cesar Valdez, who was like a 35 year old, um, pitcher who was like, I think he pitched like in the Mexican League, like for the last three or four years.
And I mean, but then again, like e.
Don't think he's throwing a pitch harder than 80 miles an hour, and I think he's only giving up three runs all year.
That's actually said Aiken, sad, but that's actually also at the same time.
But I mean, seasons, mercy.
We just about over for the nationals.
Um, I gave up about a month ago when they were really bad, but I was not there. I stopped.
I stopped really watching, like, a few days ago.
It's like they're not make the orders aren't making the playoffs.
I mean, it looks it was exciting just to see, like Yeah, yeah, yeah, the fact that a team that no one thought was gonna like being playoff contention, like the fact that we were like they were eliminated, like with five games left in the season.
That's still impressive, like that issue.
And so, honestly, the Nationals were, too.
They just got eliminated two days ago.
Funny enough, there was actually, um, the last the last game against the Phillies.
They look where they got blown out.
It was that was two days ago.
So less than a week left, they finally got eliminated after being really bad. Yeah.
One difference, though, between the Orioles and Nationals, is that the Nationals may have been like the 10th or 11th team or 12 team.
I forgot where they were.
They would have been.
And the Orioles like, more like the ninth or 10th.
So they were a little bit closer.
But yeah, um, you're like, I think I talked about how I'm excited just to see what they do next year.
Like just to see the prospects.
I do want to bring this up.
Trey Mancini has, uh, completed six months of chemotherapy, so now it's just getting ready for the 2021 season There's no way he's going to play like every day.
So, like I could see him as a D h like I could see him alternating with Ryan Mount Castle at first base.
I could see him d H.
But the most important story is that training. Seeing he's recovered.
Yeah, yeah, it's like he started six months of chemo, so that's the most important thing to come out of that.
I mean right, Yeah.
I mean, for me having him Mount Castle Santa and they're in that lineup next year, it will be a lot of fun.
Uh, we had we caught up in a couple of pictures.
Cramer and Keegan ache, and they played well.
I think they had both had one bad start by, like Dean Kramer had, like, three.
He had, like, four starts this year after three his ERA.
It was like at 1.
69 and it was like to start against.
The Yankees won against Tampa Bay, so he had pretty good competition.
He had one bad start against the Red Sox, which got his ERA all the all the way up to 4.7.
But yeah, he's young like you expect to have them to start like that.
And it was really nice thing Bruce Zimmerman, whose, um, who is from Baltimore, make a debut.
So I mean, he could be along with the You're so I'm excited to see what prospect, how they develop next year and what prospects come up.
So I think now we could, um, yeah, I think, Yeah, I think now we could talk about college football.
Ming hopefully fingers cross tomorrow.
It looks like it's all systems go right now.
There's got to get through today, so you know, it's always changing on minute by minute basis, but it looks like you're gonna have a four.
I don't think we'll have a full roster.
I think I think there'll be some players not playing, but, you know, it's also we're finally going to get all the conferences playing as the Pac 12 and islands last night that they're bringing football back and schedule.
Yes, So it's gonna be interesting on I was.
Did you see there potentially? Brett McMurphy said they're like, Okay with bull records.
So 28 straight years, baby.
Yeah, I still think bull ballgames might be a bad idea because, you know, answering postponements like just do the championship games.
I just say, Like like in the record books, E books, like bull streaks like, Yeah, I know.
Well, 2020 was a weird year.
We didn't have a bull get both season, But whatever.
Um s o I think I think Jr Walker the safety like, is he a safety or corner? Believe he's a safety or he's in this.
I believe he's a safety, but yeah, he's getting Frank Beamer's number 25 which is great to see for the true freshman.
I love that a lot.
Uh, is he a true freshman or the redshirt freshman True freshman? Uh, no.
I feel like you're the redshirt freshman because I know like there's a bunch of guys like, obviously, they retro a bunch of them either like something freshman, either true or redshirt.
But that's gonna be really interesting to see on him.
Um, there was there's a little bit of a scarers Hendon because apparently there was, like, some rumors about I I don't know, like I didn't look into it too much, but there's something like a NA article about, like the heart disease that comes from Cove it and I think he retweeted or something.
And then someone like put a scare like, But I think he's.
I think he's fine, like there's no play tomorrow.
Yeah, and I think we'll see a little bit of Braxton.
Burmeister's Well, you know, they're gonna bring him in.
I think for some running plays, which is, you know, I can't wait to see how fast he is.
That's the big one for me.
The people rave about how he's faster than Hendon.
He's faster than Quincy, so I definitely want to see how we can just move around in the pocket like that.
But game they should win.
Lane Stadium between culture yesterday looks absolutely gorgeous.
Just the field looks nice.
Um, it's a place bands worth it without thousands.
Just 1000 fans allowed.
Yeah, please, if you're if anyone's listening that that's going to the game.
Please, just don't sit near people. Be smart.
Don't be an idiot.
Um, 1000 fans in the 66,000 capacity stadium you can really spread apart.
Um, I don't think many students are allowed to go to the game.
I don't really think any students are allowed.
To be honest with you, I think it might just be alumni.
Um, I have to double check that, though, because I know people that have season tickets.
I don't think you get in.
So, Andi, I wouldn't go to the game if I If I Yeah, if even if I were a senior this year and this was my last semester attack and not Frank, I probably just, you know, might have a couple of close friends over that have really not been around people and just watch the game or just watch the game by myself in my apartment.
That's that's honestly the best way to go about it.
You're going? Just be smart.
Don't sit in your E.
Um, I'd be curious.
See how much those tickets cost, though, to get in.
That's that's my question.
Those are gonna be expensive.
So I was thinking, Yeah, but yes, it's 1000 Vance.
Yeah, and an n C s K.
I believe you know, they won 45 42.
So, like they don't necessarily have a great team.
I would I would if you're betting I would bet the under.
I think that tech It's their first game they had in the game.
Yeah, it's gonna be rusty e Think they win by think tends a good number.
I think, uh, it's tough.
I mean, you could go under, you could go a little bit over, I think.
I mean, it's definitely something there.
Um, but I definitely think there is going a little rusty and then next week I mean, next week is the true test.
I think we'll e think next week is Duke.
So e think, Yeah, I think 3rd October 3rd October is Duke and then they should e and they'll take them seriously because they blew them out name last year.
So they're kind of tryto run the score up on those guys.
But, I mean, they don't have that part of the schedule.
They have the talent on the team, want on the team to win a lot of games.
But you know when you have to go up against U.
And then you have Clemson at the end of the season.
And then, um do you don't play Notre Dame this season? You know it? No, I don't think so.
I was I'm gonna have to e I don't think so.
Oh, speaking Notre Dame.
Did you re Did he hear that? One of the guys that we were trying to get Philip Riley, he decommitted from Notre Dame, or he's not gonna play for Notre Dame's gonna play for U S.
Did he actually decommitted from there? Yeah.
Well, you know, he was supposed to come and textile, he's going to Southern California now, or e.
Let me double check.
Apparently like, Yeah.
So, like I said, like a few episodes back, it's gonna be It's gonna be a massive decommitted season, so we never know.
Uh, let me just make sure.
Yeah, Philip, rally de commits from Notre Dame.
It's a cornerback to USC or crystal ball.
The US we don't That's what I mean.
CBS crystal ball.
We're gonna have wild come back.
Charlie Wilde is now that n c state.
So that's gonna be interesting.
And speaking of oh, and then we have a c attitude is gonna be is gonna be an early enrollment.
I think he was like one of the linebackers that committed or something.
So this came to be really interesting, because it's also the first game where Justin Hamilton is going to be expensive.
Car e A to what do you think? Like how much? Like, how different do you think this defense is going to be from what we've seen the last few years? Like the scheme, a lot of this scheme is going to be the same because because he's just gonna go off a lot of buds, but I think he's definitely gonna make some adjustments to the system late.
Okay, Maybe they could blitz a bit more, you know, sometimes, But like laying jeans, he would only like rush three or four.
Yeah, I think you may see Justin, like, really bring the pressure and the hammer.
Um, got on some quarterbacks, but, you know, I'm just I'm really curious to see, you know, Does he play more zone? Will you play more man than than but did? So that's why I think the big thing.
But, you know, also, offensively, I'm ready to Seymour jet sweeps from Brad Corn Ellison.
Baby, That's my guy.
Yeah, Hopefully we have Hopefully, we have better like execution of those plays like I don't have, like, for those plays.
Like, I don't have an issue when we overdo or under do some place.
Just when we do those plays, just make sure we just Yeah, we have to keep them.
Well, what else I mean, yeah.
Yeah, and it's going to start.
Braxton's gonna come in there for a little bit.
I wouldn't be shocked, Quinn.
I'm excited for him.
I'm accused to see how they do that rotation.
You know, like, they're gonna put him out.
Why? They're gonna put Herbert back in.
That's gonna be it'll be committee.
It'll be like a bike committee approach, I think so.
Whoever, whoever has the hot hand.
And whenever someone slows down to probably being someone else and then on the receiving end was coming in for the first time, he's gonna be ****ed off when he starts.
Right? That's gonna be awesome to see.
Yeah, that's gonna be really interesting.
And then we have e singing the receiver room.
Well, that's gonna be really interesting, because we Octavian Robinson and then return.
That's gonna be our wanted to uh, we a couple of transfers.
Unfortunately, like one guy.
I was excited for peo.
I think he's a mist sometime because I think adding on tax scoops that he's done for the season, I think he broke his ankle.
So hopefully he recovers soon.
We could see him next year, but I don't I don't think there's a lot of the freshman, um, is gonna be there.
Unfortunately, Devin Hunter is not on the team anymore.
Yeah, and then, um so I think they have a freshman starting in place of him.
So that's gonna be really interesting to see and then So I mean, I will.
I want to see Waller.
I want to get your main.
Wasn't remain Waller.
Yeah, I'll take your dollar because we know Caleb like, and we could kill Farley.
Looks like he's being mocked in like, the first round.
He's a first round pick.
He's being like between 10 and 20 like he's, um, will be really interesting to see if your main wall it could be like a second or third round pick.
Uh, Trey Turner.
That's another guy.
I want to see whether he can he's able to get his draft stock up to a second or third rounder.
I think Trey has first round talent, but I don't think he has the numbers to back up.
If he has a big season here, maybe in the second round I could see him going third round somewhere, like a good day to pick.
I guess I should say Right, Do you think? Do you think there will be other surprise draft picks? We already talked about race, car Dash three.
Plenty of times.
We've already talked about Waller.
We've prevention, trade, Caleb.
I think that given, I think who do you think they're gonna picked out? Do you think he's because for me and that's a really good season could maybe see him? But, I mean, I think he's probably gonna come back next year anyway.
But, you know, if he has, like, kind of like a probably not gonna happen to say he has like a Giraud Evans kind of year, where he declared that he honestly should have came back.
I could see him declaring, just because of how good draw was that season.
That's if apprehended is that good but I don't really think that good.
Yeah, I think Hendon will stay here, but because the other thing is the quarterbacks right now.
You got Trevor Lawrence.
Justin Fields, Trey lands brought party.
Yeah, Um, the guy from pit.
Yeah, so I mean, but next year is like, who do you have next year? I mean, how? No, no, no, no.
How? Yeah, uh, but there's not really anyone there next year.
So, like, if if Hendon can just play really well, um I mean, you know, Daniel's maybe J.
Daniels might be Is Justin people the senior or is he just? But he's projected top next year to if he comes back.
I probably will.
No, I don't think you will.
I think that his draft stock is It's gonna be a high as it is.
So, I mean, maybe I think J. T.
Daniels is, um, a contender for, like, next, like, pretty, uh, quarterback in 2022 draft.
Maybe you have He had to go, right? No, actually, Sam howl obviously would be.
That would be one name.
I think Hendon could find himself in that category.
I could also see handing kind of sticking around for additionally, I don't think he sticks around for an additional year.
If he feels like he struggles, I think he could come back.
I mean, if not, I mean, you have Quincy still here.
I think Braxton has one more year left.
If I'm not mistaken, I think, Yeah, one or two. Yeah.
So I mean, he could start, if if need be, but yeah.
I mean, I'm just going to see, you know, funny doesn't usually rotate the quarterbacks, but so the fact that he said he's going to a good bunch these anyway, the Braxton's gonna get a good mild play.
Yeah, I think even if Quincy does transfer out like we might we did get touch.
Bullock? Yeah, His cacho, I I think would be I think it'll be good.
Um, and by the way, like, remember how when.
Remember when her best recruit was? What's the what's the guy's name that's at Auburn or old myth futures? Davis? Yeah, like we haven't heard a lot from him, so it might turn out well, Like Todd Bullet might end up being a better prospect.
that he Yeah, he really? Well, hopefully, yes.
I mean, uh, I don't think there's anything else.
I mean, I don't think Yeah, I think there's any.
I don't think there's anything else to taco.
I mean, there's a Is there anything in the NHL? They want to bring forward the Stanley Cup finals tonight.
Two games to one in favor of whitening.
Um, they win tonight.
They can win the cup tomorrow night.
They're running back to back games.
Um, but if not game sixes, Monday came Seven is next Wednesday.
So it's just a lot over.
All right? Yeah.
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And then, um, I might I might stream the Ravens chiefs game honestly and speaking and speaking like Monday night football, did you watch like the the actual like the like normal coverage or the or, like the ESPN two coverage where they have, like, multiple gats kind of coming in.
I watched the normal one with Steve Levy.
Yeah, like the sea ESPN 21 territories like multiple gas coming in.
So I'm not checked.
I'm gonna have to check that out on Monday.
Then when I watched the game, Yeah.
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I remember the other guys, Another guy who does college stuff.
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