I don't wanna be in the She's really Down.
But welcome to the first episode of Sports Talk Central.
My name's Deven Demon Mood.
And here is my co host Hunter Holidays.
And in this episode we're gonna talk briefly, talk about our Dambe finals, the wild card weekend, Rick out, NFL week last week and this week.
And then we're going to do some Virginia Tech football stories.
Alright, so let's first, let's just quickly seal like the NBA Finals.
Like what did you Where did you see the game? Yeah, I saw the Lakers blew them out for bad.
That's gonna ended.
Five. Yeah, I have Lakers.
I I got acres in five.
Toby, um, that z honestly, when when that whole thing happened.
Like there's no way they're not winning finals now.
LeBron went into God mode.
I love him, man.
He said, uh, but yeah, so, like, that's That's pretty much of what we're gonna do for basketball.
Just like like we both agree Lakers When it will be either in five or six.
It wouldn't shock me 15 4th that he has so many injuries that oh my God! On day N.
So let's start with the wild card weekend.
What were your for? What were your thoughts from, like last few games last few days ago? Oakland Fondi one.
A Siris for Billy Bean.
That was awesome to see.
They got that big save yesterday.
I think that America's team now because they're going against the cheaters.
The Astros, who I don't think anyone is rooting for outside of Houston, Texas, or people for team chaos like people want eso and, you know, especially with Carlos Correa's little quote the other day.
Well, I think it was something along the lines up.
You know, Everyone wanted us to lose.
But, you know, now we're here.
It's like, Shut up, just shut up.
I can't listen to us talk, talk, But I mean, yeah, everyone, everyone in their mother should hopefully be rooting for the AIDS here, especially for Billy.
Being hasn't really been to a pen it and ever.
I think he's never taken a team there.
No, I don't think he no, he has not.
So he does the same stop every year with getting a really good competitive team onto the field with a very little payroll.
I wanted them to win a ring for him just because he's been on that organization so long.
I do remember I did look it up.
He is the president there.
He got promoted so anymore.
So that was great Braves.
They rolled even though I was kind of trash talking them for not scoring a run until the 13th inning.
The Reds were really not that good Dodgers role.
Um um e how did twin stands do it, man? How did they do it? I have no idea.
20 straight law 18.
Is it 18 list? If I too, but still that's a nursing like I feel bad.
So I think Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Yankees.
One of my prediction.
Waas Like I have raise and Padres in the world.
Siri's with raise. Winning it.
I just think that the Dodgers they've been choke artist for the last few years s so I don't I Yeah, I don't buy them winning.
Um, and the Padres air.
Just an exciting team like that was a close game.
And then you just saw Fernando Taxis Junior, just hit two home runs.
Machado hit one and Will Myers hit two.
They're playing the Cardinals.
That's a good Cardinals team, too.
Yeah, I think there and yeah, I think if they win today, they're going, They're going to get the Dodgers.
So, um yeah, Like I said, I'm running for the Padres.
And in the American League, I think raise when and I think raise beating the Yankees.
Yeah, because you need three good pitchers.
I think for any, like to when you need three good pictures and you need good bullpen.
And I trust Charlie Morton, Blake Snell and Tyler Glass.
Call Tanaka and Hap.
I mean, I mean, I take care of already of them, but I see. Yeah.
Yeah, that is the Is the Cubs Marlins series still going? Is that game three today? Or is the game the game tooth today and then game three, you Mark? Okay, it'll bring it out.
The Marlins won Game one, Correct? I wouldn't be so I wouldn't be shocked if they want today.
I mean, they're not playing too good right now.
Yes, I think on the American side.
I got good news and bad news for Astros haters.
I think Astros win the A L. D. S.
Because, um, I because I think they have veteran experience like, say what you want for them cheating.
But Bragman Correa cultivate.
They still have the experience, and there were.
And if there rookie pitchers, uh, can pitch well, I think they can win.
But here's the good news.
If the race do win, if the rave make it to the LCS, they're not beating, raised like they're not beating the Rays.
And I don't think the Astros will beat the Yankees so they might win.
The Astros might advance today else, Yes, but I think that's where they will stop.
So that's where that's my thing.
That's my prediction there.
Um, then, yeah, like I said Dodgers, I think Dodgers Padres.
It's Dodgers and Padres.
I'm goingto Padres, because that's what that's kind of like my world, Siri's pick.
So I kind of have to say that, and then you have Atlanta in there.
You have Atlanta and either, uh, Cubs or Harland.
Uh, I think the Braves may finally get to a pendant for the first time in and they got back. Max Freed.
Max Freed is coming.
Max Reid is pitching, so they That's a huge help for him trying to remember the last time they went to a plan that they hope not won a playoff series.
And Lord knows how long.
So they were in the nineties, but not like recent.
Yeah, they've been choking.
When they get in the playoffs lately, they just choke.
So, you know, they kind of become like the new national before they won the World Series.
But I don't think the Braves will beat the Dodgers of the Madres in the second Cube.
Siri's even though I like Freddie Freeman's awesome and Jesus, I'm forgetting.
Of course I'm forgetting his name.
Not all of these are No.
Yeah, of course I forgot his name. That's pathetic.
Uh, he's incredible.
So they could make it a They're gonna be the Dodgers and Padres, but I think the Marlins could give the Braves a little bit of a battle.
I'd honestly trust the Cubs a bit more against them because they have more experience.
But cubs gonna win today first, So yeah, I know.
And it will be really interesting because if the Padres and Cubs, Padres and Marlins win, I think this be the first time in a long time Or all LDS matchups are gonna be, um, division division between divisions because AIDS, Astros, American League West raised Yankees, American League East Um Marlins brave National League East and then Padres doctors, National League West.
Yes, that's gonna be really interesting there.
So let's go into the NFL recap.
Do you wanna go talk the Monday night game? The Ravens chiefs or you wanna go do radio Steelers first? We're gonna do the Ravens one if you want.
I just have one question.
How does anyone stop Patrick Mahomes? E think there's a couple ways I think you need.
You need a solid run game and you need a four man rush.
There were the only ways you stop him.
But the problem is I was just going off your text because you said, Yeah, that's the other thing to know because and this is the thing that bugs me is like the Ravens have, like the one of the best run games in the league.
No one was hurt and then on then in the first drive.
They went down the field and they could have gone and touchdown.
But they got a field goal.
So and then the the chief, um, God, touchdown missed the extra point.
Greg, Roman like there's 43 places left in the game for on their offense.
I think I texted you.
This and someone on ESPN, uh, found this out.
Out of those 43 plays, 15 of them were run place.
Second drive onwards, like the game is still closed.
And for some, whatever reason, against the Chiefs, Um, one of the pundits brought up.
It's often like with the Ravens against every other team.
They can stay within their game plan until they have to change.
But with Kansas City, it's keeping up with the Joneses once they fall behind.
And I think that if the game was if they still stuck with their game plan, because if they still stuck with their game plan, they could have be, they could have kept it close.
In my opinion, I think one thing I will say, you know, I love the Mark Jackson.
I mean, I'm supposed to hate them e Ravens.
I think He's gonna be one of the great quarterbacks in this league for a long time.
However, in like big games, would you agree that he needs to play better in something? Because I was watching him and then I saw this stat line.
I kind of feel like that's unacceptable from him against a team like that.
And if the Ravens wanna, of course, when the Super Bowl with him, which is the goal for many years that he's there.
He needs to show up more in those big games, especially in the playoffs, when they inevitably make it.
I just think you know that stat line is not nearly good enough for him.
Yeah, I agree with you.
I mean, there's there's a throw in the fourth quarter.
I think you may have like it might, you might remember.
But it was, too.
It was two marquees brown.
It was outside the numbers and he under threw that ball.
I mean, so he he missed some throws.
I mean, if markets caught that, that's the easy touchdown.
So he could have so obviously there's some throws needs to make.
He is also 23 years old, like people look at the fact that he's in his third year.
He's 23 years old, like most guys air 25 or 26 years old, so that's a little bit of an excuse for him.
And like I said, for some, whatever reason, in big games, Greg Roman will abandon the game plan way too fast.
Yeah, well, no, No.
Yeah, but also to your point, would catch up.
He said he wasn't given a chance to.
He wasn't put in a good position.
So there's a lot of factors there and also Mark Andrews.
I really hope they had.
They had one of those drugs machines and they just said balls in 45 minutes every day for practice because he dropped, he dropped.
He dropped a touchdown pass.
That was unacceptable.
There's another past.
Maybe because it was like four defenders.
That's a tough one now.
It's like in the first quarter, but he should have caught that one.
Uh, I think there's like five or six dropped passes.
I think there's another stat line of like against the Chiefs.
The Ravens dropped 14% of their passes against everybody else.
It's like 3% So for some, whatever reason, they play really well against everyone but the Chiefs and for some reason, whatever reason achieves like they just fall flat against him.
So I think the mark can come back.
I think he needs to work on historic mechanics a little more.
He needs to work on the ball placement a little bit more.
I think he will do that.
I think eventually he'll get to that point.
But the receivers need to catch the ball when it counts.
They need the offensive coordinator, Greg Roman.
He needs to trust a game plan.
And I mean, yeah, that's pretty much raise, and you just keep building around him.
Like also, Marshal Yanda is ah, surefire Hall of Famer.
Like if they don't, if the voters don't have a bias against guards he retired last year, Remember? You gotta remember that and our center mascara towards a C L M C l maybe PCL last year in Week 10.
So that's your interior.
That's the interior of your line right there.
So and when you have a guy like Chris Jones in the middle of the chief's defense and even tacos Charlton and like Purnell you gotta imagine That's gonna be tough.
Especially if you're starting a a rookie.
A third round rookie in place of Janda.
So Theo line needs to be fortified.
If I'm the Ravens, I'm drafting online.
Next year's draft.
I'm getting the best guard is like I'm getting the best guard or best center that I can get in this fortified.
That old line you got, they have to play makers.
A solid O line is gonna make the playmakers make them even better.
You have that You have running backs that you could use? Um, yeah.
And and And then for me, I was one of the things of, uh, tweeted.
I don't think I text you this, but I treated like I was looking at their often the Chiefs offense.
It was Hill hardman.
Uh, and what? Uh, Watkins.
Travis Kelsey, um, is your main is one tight end, Clyde Edwards, The lair As you're running back.
And keep in mind, Damon Williams opted out.
So next year, you're gonna have climbed over Tulare, Damon Williams, Travis, Kelsey Hill, Hardman, Watkins.
And you have patrimony. The quarterback.
It's like if I'm the NFL, I do not want them to go and draft a tight end in the first round, like a Kyle Pits or a pat Friar mouth because imagine putting one of those guys in that offense.
I mean, you might well, just put them in the Super Bowl at that point, like they don't need a defense.
Give them the dynasty.
Now, it's just gonna be so annoying to watch them this next decade because we're just gonna almost win.
Yeah, yeah, I think the Ravens are actually, so they can be set up.
Like when you think about like Hill, Hardman and Watkins.
You have Hollywood, Devin Duvernay and Miles Boykin like they have the archetype like the Ravens have.
The my point is, the Ravens have that archetype off the chief's office, like Travis Kelsey, Mark Andrews, Clyde Alberto Layer, J K.
Dobbins Club Hell, Hardman and Watkins Duvernay, Um, Hollywood and models Boykin.
So they have the archetype of that offense.
I think they can get to that offense.
But most of these guys are first or second year players.
Like most of these guys, the first give him time.
Yeah, And before we talk of war, your thoughts on the Marlon Humphrey extension.
I mean, he's getting paid more than Ramsey.
He probably deserves He deserves it for the Ramsey does because he's just been bad.
Um, that's an all pro corner.
I think people didn't think he was gonna get to that level and like when they were evaluating him.
So, you know, you pay your best players, especially at corner.
I don't really have a problem with paying a top quarterback.
Yeah, and keep in mind.
And so now they have Peter Markets, Peters and Marlon Humphrey until 2042.
So two all pro corners.
And just for that, just 45 cents secondary.
Um, do you wanna talk about the Steelers? Yeah.
I mean, that was a good game against Houston.
People were saying, Oh, yeah, he was gonna blow them out.
It's like, Dude, watch this team.
They never really blow out anyone so unacceptable defense in the first half.
Shawn Watson will do that.
I mean, he was shredding the secondary, which is, like I said, very unacceptable.
Steven Nelson has regressed a little bit, which I don't like.
Joe Hayden was fine, though.
I mean, people are starting to say that.
Oh, where's ****ey Fitzpatrick, man? It's like they're not throwing his way for an obvious reason.
So I mean, he's there, but they're not throwing it towards him, Because why would you? You saw what he did last season when he was just killing every TV.
Played so, uh, throw evidence and he's still e.
I didn't really notice him on Sunday, so progress again.
But in the second half, Mike Tomlin made some adjustments with Keith Butler.
You know, for all the people out there that say Mike Tomlin can't make adjustments, kiss my ass because he definitely did.
They were on lock down that hole.
Half they started to play more, man demand mixed in with some zone.
They brought more pressure on Watkins.
They sacked him five times or six times overall and no points allowed in that second half.
And that's how you do it.
I mean, you make adjustments when something's not working.
Even Mike Tomlin said himself after the game.
They came out of the game plan to obviously what we were doing wasn't working, so we adjusted halftime and they didn't do anything, so you know, that's what a good head coach.
Does people seem to forget that Ben was pretty good? I would say throughout the game he missed a few deep balls, But I mean, it's not gonna kill you seven touchdowns now in one interception.
I was a good game.
I was pretty happy with that.
And, you know, when they got the touchdown and they had to put it back to Pittsburgh last 4.
5 minutes, they just run the clock out and we'll pick on ready future.
It was pretty bad.
But you know, that last drive, great play calling they very aggressive.
I think it was like a third in one call.
They did 1/4 and one.
They did a slant for James Washington.
I thought they were just gonna run it.
And then on another third, downplay with two minutes left, they could just ran it and run the clock down, then threw it to chase Claypool, and they almost got boned by the worst.
I call it the worst ruling football.
If it's a fumble in the end zone for a touchback, I think that rule socks just I will die on that hill.
But luckily was out of balance and they will win it.
But, you know, I'm just really ****ed off.
We're not gonna get to play this week.
I was looking forward to that game.
Steelers kind of get boned here because now with the schedule, they just announced it.
It's gonna go Tennessee.
Then they're gonna go to Baltimore, and then they go to Dallas in the middle like a 13 game stretch.
So it's not so that could make or break their playoff hopes.
Luckily, next week they get the Owen.
It'll be maybe the and three and one equals coming to town.
That team is awful.
That would be a classic trap game.
Steelers have been better against playing down to inferior competition, but you know, always better be careful.
I mean, it should be for no after that game.
And then, um, I'm not really sure where they play after the Eagles game, but yeah, man, I'm just That's because they were supposed to have the bye week and then the Ravens.
Anything? The Cowboys now the Titans, Ravens, the Cowboys all on the road, by the way.
So I just That sucks.
Yeah, I know. Um, yeah.
I mean, yeah, I was.
What I was gonna say is like last year I know The Ravens played Seattle at Seattle and they had a by after the by.
They played the Patriots, Um, Sunday football.
Then they had the Bengals.
After Bengal, they had Houston.
Um, after Houston day at the Rams, after the Rams, they had the 40 Niners after 40 Niners, they had the bills.
I mean, if that's a brutal stretch as well.
But at least they had the bye week and they had the Bengals as well.
So I just hate my weeks this early in the season.
Yeah, for your just getting yourself back, you won three games in a row.
I know it's against bad competition, though.
I think Houston is better than three team just because they Yeah, look what they played.
Yeah, but I mean, it's just that that stinks.
And you know, one more thing.
I mean, James Connor again had another 100 yard rushing game showing again.
Why, when healthy, he's a top 10 all purpose back, so people need to realize that he was running with a lot of power.
They finally brought Anthony McFarlane and for about 10 snaps.
Benny Snell was fine, so they have the makings of a good running game.
Juju also looked really good, too, but hopefully deonte Johnson's fine.
He's just he's the makings of being like a great wide receiver.
But he's also so clueless at times.
It's just like like this the entire time.
It's just really Yeah, yeah, You didn't like, do a fair catch that he fair catch that, like to five or something five yard long.
It's like, Dude, what do you do it? But they had to come out because, of course, he had a concussion.
And then they brought my man Ray, Ray McCloud.
He's gonna house one of these At some point.
It's it's common.
That's probably the best kickoff returner they've had.
And, like little literally 15 years, that's how bad that could their kickoff and punt return game has been.
So it's nice that someone can actually look like they're gonna house it the ball at times.
But e mean well, before you do that, I do want to bring a couple of points.
Speaking of like kickoff returns, it looks like the Ravens found a really good kickoff are turning Devin Duvernay because that was just amazing.
Seeing that 93 yard run, that was amazing.
Um, the Ravens airplane washing football team this weekend.
Uh, that's gonna be that that's going like, especially watching football team going up against a ****ed off Ravens team that's going to be a blowout.
That's gonna be at least 14 points. Should be.
Oh, yeah, like, you know how you know how you have, like, a catharsis moments like, Oh, something like and you want to take your anger out on something that's pretty much what it is, except it's gonna be watching football team and especially since, um, that I natives and Chase Young the two guys from Ravens, sort of the Washington football team.
Steve Line is going to be out.
And, um, the line is minus 14.
And then also, Terry McLorin apparently has been dealing with an injury, and he's the only solid receiver.
So, like, if he's dealing with an injury, I mean, I think he should play, but he should be.
I think he might be a little bit slow down.
And then Dwayne Haskins he just he would turn the ball over like crazy, and he just I think he's good.
He's just He's a little inexperienced right now, So, yeah, Ravens should win that game.
Um, so, uh, let's not really talk too much about that one.
Let's go bring us some other stuff as well, So let's see the Ravens.
Okay, Um, that's the, uh, Cox Cowboys.
We'll go to the Falcons a little later, but Seahawks Cowboys.
Was there anything from that game that was a great game to watch? Mike McCarthy got a little too conservative there, I thought at the end.
But, um, Jack is great.
And, you know, you see Jerry Jones comment on him on his radio show your way should talked him a little bad.
I feel like that situation is gonna end a little bit ugly going down, but I think he's playing at a high level of the ex playing pretty good.
Yeah, like the Eagles and Bengals game, wasn't I? I didn't watch that game.
I, um yeah, yeah, the tie.
And the thing is, I thought that the Ravens would lose one Game two team in the NFC East this year because I thought The Eagles have speed the Cowboys.
They're always the Cowboys.
The Giants are classic trap game, and then the red watching football team has a good deadline.
But then we're facing watching football team with two other guys from the D line.
The top receivers might be hobbled a little bit, and then the Eagles are not good way.
Might see Jalen hurts the next couple weeks.
I don't know how Carson went.
That is the weirdest quarterback evaluation of all the time.
I don't know how to evaluate him.
He's hot, and then he's cold for a while, and then he goes back to being hot.
Um, have you Have you seen the coach fall out of favor this fast? Like Doug Peterson? Maybe.
No, no, not nothing.
Quit? No, Don't You know I wouldn't say that, but Doug Peterson, this is bad.
You might get fired at some point.
Yeah, I would say Yeah, because, like, hardball, maybe.
I mean, I know a lot of people I know, like he had the Super Bowl and then, but that was more of a gradual.
Like he might have been fired in 20 gradual thing over four or five years or something like that.
I can't think of really anyone else, but no.
I mean, you're right.
Doug Peterson won Super Bowl.
Thought was thought of as a genius.
And then, uh, Matt me, maybe.
Yeah. Matt Nagy.
About Nick Foles? Yeah, I was on Nice one.
I mean, how do you for Atlanta just getting out of here? E point These Atlanta Falcons fans put them like, put them everywhere.
Just here saying, Here's what I remember Atlanta fans.
I know that the Ravens need a receiver.
I know that Atlanta has a really good receiver and Julio Jones.
I know he's 31 years old, so it's not like it wouldn't be too much.
But if the cost a could go and trade for Julio Jones, that would be really good.
You take him out of Atlanta, you put him in Baltimore, you put him in a winning situation.
That would be great.
Um, there's some other.
I mean, uh, I feel bad for Hayden Hurst because he was on the Ravens last year and then he goes to Atlanta for an opportunity, and I don't know if he requested a trade or something, but he should have.
You should have stayed in Baltimore.
Would have e hands to like, like a place.
Have them draw a paper out of the hat.
And then that's your new team.
What they should do right now.
I just thes poor souls.
Didn't quit, be fired now and, you know, same as Adam Gates.
You know, another e Think they lost last night again, right? Yeah.
And And And they had.
And they were down by two with, like, four minutes left, and they ended up losing by 12.
Well, a little bit of a comeback.
So you know, we'll see you.
Christopher Johnson has the balls to fire out of gays, but it's just like for that e don't think I'm gay.
Survive past this year.
I don't think you'll get fired mid.
I don't get I don't think he gets fired midway through the season I got.
I think he probably Yes.
Yeah, because I think it's fired midway at the end of the year.
I mean, maybe Greg Williams takes over.
I mean, we saw what he did in Cleveland when he took over, but I don't know if that's gonna help.
I mean, it looks like that's the Buffaloes to fit.
That's Buffaloes division to lose.
I mean, the patriots looked good again.
They beat the Raiders, you know, on the Patriots play the Chiefs this year this week.
So I think that's a no no, no, no, that's 40 Niners and eagles.
What? I'm not kidding.
That's just Oh, I gotta get that came out.
They got Flex that came out if they can.
You can't really flex until a week five or something like that.
So every single week, that's gonna be one of the worst.
Great, huh? Well, when Thursday football exists, that's not as bad.
So I watched that game last night.
I just I had to torture myself with it.
But you want to do the three blocks of the week? Yeah.
Let me bring up.
Yeah, I'll bring it up on my end.
The, um, the thing you go first on that one. Okay.
E really A Dallas moments going half against Cleveland.
I think Dallas should win that game.
I'm rooting for like I can't believe.
I'm saying it's what I'm actually rooting for Dallas to win that game Z first, but I'm gonna go Dallas minus half there.
Um, Seattle, minus 6.
5 against Miami.
I'm gonna take that one, too.
I think Seattle should be able to win that one by 26 Honestly, went up by a touchdown, and then my third lock would be gracious.
Um, and there's some of these other games.
I'll say one right now, and that's, um I was going to say, Well, what I'm going to say, um, I'm gonna say Ravens over Washington.
That's a lock for sure.
You're gonna take the whole to touch that zombie tough? Yeah, E.
I mean, do you think that's a lock or do you think I would be like That's too much of a They're too much or too much faith.
They're actually right now I'll change my mind.
That one Rams Giants, that's minus 13.
Oh, that's a good one, I might take.
I'm not take the over for 45 a half with washing.
The over. It's good with the Rams.
It's like saying, you know, the Rams is minus 13.
The Giants are garbage.
I mean, it really is like which New York team is going to end up with Trevor Lawrence? Get the number one pick? Yeah, And by the way, look, if the Giants get it, I don't think they go.
I think they need to go offensive line.
They need to protect, say called Barclay.
That's your franchise.
And then San Fran over Eagles.
That's that's minus seven, I think.
San Francisco, especially George Because George Kittle is coming back.
Um, is there and then Green Bay over Atlanta.
That's an easy one.
That's minus seven.
So now Alan Navarro is out with that game by touchdown.
It's the Falcons.
Yeah, uh, Allan Hansard, who had, like, 140 yards.
Apparently he had core surgery, so he's not gonna be available.
And we don't know about Davante Adams, but still Aaron Rodgers again said that secondary A E honestly, I have I have one of the name Marquez values canceling, so I'm considering starting him in fantasy just for that reason alone.
But yes, I mean, that should be a lot Green Bay over Atlanta for San Fran over Philadelphia.
Uh, this Buffalo Vegas game? That's tough to I wouldn't bet on that one.
Um, what do you think? This Kansas City New England game that's minus seven? I'm not touching that one. Yeah.
And then, like, I think we both agree that Ravens, um Ravens, Washington football team.
Bet Theo Betty over on that one.
And speaking of fantasy So the guy on playing this week, he had Melvin Gordon on his bench.
He had 25 points.
Oh, the guy I was playing, I lost, but the guy I was playing in a j a J.
Brown starting? Uh, yeah.
I think he had Allen Robinson on the bench as well.
Didn't even change his team this week. This is so bad.
There's some guys who didn't changing.
I'm hoping that the guy I'm playing against does not forget that there can presented the tennis season playing.
Yeah, he had the Denver defense, Which did? I mean, okay, but he had he didn't change his kicker.
He didn't change juju.
He didn't change James Connor or a J. Brown.
So that's another chalked it up with another win for me.
After I squeaked one out last week.
I'll be three and one after e like I listened to the weight experts and I started Josh Kelley and it wasn't like and I Joshua, it wasn't bad, but I also had Darryl Henderson on the bench, so I probably should have started.
Um, I probably should have started.
Hendry. I should've start Henderson.
You know, my guy still has on a cup like Henry.
It's filling. Starting lineup.
Hopefully, he keeps it that way.
Hopefully, he keeps it that way because, also, like, he also has the Ravens defense.
So I'm kind of rooting for the Ravens defense to have strong game.
But I also know that he was screaming fancy.
All right, so you say, Dallas, you like Dallas? Um, on angles and Jaguars.
That's an awful game to bet on.
Um, Cardinal Cardinals in Carolina.
Apparently, DeAndre Hopkins might be limited in the game, so But that's the club now.
I don't like that one.
Uh, saints and lions.
That's minus four.
Maybe it's a decent Yeah, And then, yeah.
Then you wouldn't wanna touch colds and bears.
That's minus 2.5.
Um, and then, yeah, that's pretty much the betting section of the show.
Uh, so let's go talk this. Now.
Let's move on to Virginia Tech.
And what were your main key takeaways from the game? Uh, beat down.
That was 45 points.
It felt like a miracle. Braxton.
Burmeister's really good.
I want to see more of him.
And I think he's going to start this week.
I think he is slowly back, which is really nice.
They're gonna rotate them.
Khalil Herberts. Awesome.
That was a really nice running game to see box here.
I noted rock Bachmann with, uh, yeah, he sees a tank in their awesome, But defense was really, really good.
I don't really think they missed a step.
You know, they welcomed everyone back to Saks Berg.
But, you know, man, it's kind of like, you know, the Ravens taking out their anger on the washing football team.
I think Tech is gonna open up a can of whoop ass on Duke this week because they know what they did last week, year to them, and they're gonna want try to run up there.
I would be ****y.
They put up 40 plus on them this week just for Oh, yeah.
I don't know about the status of that.
Look at what? Players from a secondary or playing.
Apparently on Tech 247 They said something about how we might see some, like, freshman and walk on, but we don't, but it's still do because I don't know if they price, but you're not good.
I mean, you Okay, So let me It doesn't even that price Perkins.
So, I mean, they're not good.
And then yeah. And you mentioned the defense.
I think it was really what was really great was that wasn't even our defensive coordinator.
Calling the place wasn't even our backup.
There was our second backup.
Not sure if Hamilton we back this week.
They were hoping that he is.
They had I think he has to keep.
I'm guessing negative, but quarantining all of that.
But I'm hoping he does make his debut.
Honestly, if he's not 100% Just put Ryan smells in There are, uh, Tracy class or whatever, because it clearly what they did worked against NC State Duke s.
I mean, that's what I'll say there.
I think it would be I think they will rotate the quarterbacks.
I think handing will start, but it will be. It will be.
A lot of it will be a lot of Burmeister and Quincy, Ill.
And some, of course, the Paterson with Burmeister.
I did not know that if you eat mus**** and reduces cramps or something.
No, I did not know that either.
And I don't even like mus**** as a condiment.
I think it's gross, but, you know, in that situation, I think I would have had it.
Apparently, his mom came down because I think most people that are only allowed to the gamers family and e think it's just a long night and family that are allowed to. Yeah.
So his mom came down and was like, What's going on? He, like, told her.
So she, like, brought all these mus**** packets doubted, Like, gave them to him? Yeah, that was the thing.
I mean, but Quincy, I think Quincy was good.
I mean, I didn't like it.
Um, what was weird was in the first Friday, just kept running the ball and then drive.
And that is like a lot on the throat once in a while.
Yeah, they need to let him rip it.
I mean, he has a nice arm.
He had some nice fade routes that he hit and he had.
I think he had a touching a pastor to, which was awesome.
So I mean, hoping I'll let him throw more.
But like I said, if it handed is good to go, which all signs point to it, I think it's mostly just gonna be him and Braxton this weekend.
And I think they're going to use the run game as much as they can.
I mean, until, like their receivers develop more, I mean, I won't see them bring used Trey Turner of a lot more because I think that he could be a lot better.
It's just that the offense they have limits him to what he what he can and cannot. Dio.
I did like the past team on state TV on Robinson is a stud, right? Awesome watch.
I can keep my eyes off in one of these on the screen.
A no trade is obviously good.
He already is making an impact.
That's great to see.
Well, it was just like it was just complete game and You know, I think a lot of people are setting, I think, higher expectations now.
I mean, I get it just because of how good they look.
You know, it's Tampa.
That was just a little bit, you know, u N C.
Let's wait until North Carolina, but they should be upon Duke.
That should not be a problem.
Yeah, I think they play U N.
C after that, that's That's the big That's the movie.
Let me just see what their schedule looks like after, But no. Yeah, I agree with you.
I mean, it's a little too early to tell.
I like the fact I think that Virginia Tech should still I mean, Notre Dame.
It might not play football for a while, All right? Yeah.
I can put the schedule right about that.
All right, so here's what they have tomorrow they're playing Duke.
Next week is U N. C.
Then it's Boston College.
Then it's Wake Forest.
Then Louisville, Liberty, Miami, Pittsburgh comes in and you ve a I mean, most of those games should be wins.
With the talent that I saw in that field last week when they were missing a ton of it.
They still put up 45.
They should win almost all those.
Some of those games, like against Louisville.
Louisville looks disappointing.
I mean, granted hope that Malik Cunningham recovers e.
I mean, it's gonna be a good game, especially at Pitt.
That's gonna be interesting just because it started out pretty well And can you pick it? Looks good, but I mean comes in.
We obviously know the product that, but I mean Miami.
I mean, that's gonna be a big when u.
So there's there's some big games on the schedule, but I feel like they should win most of these games.
They have the talent to compete in every single game.
I feel like, I mean, except maybe Clemson.
But otherwise they have the talent to compete in every against every team.
Yeah, and I think Do you think Miami is getting a little bit overhyped right now? A little bit.
I mean, Florida State's terrible.
They've been bad for the last few years.
You need to see them go up again.
I want to see them go up against UNC.
I want to go up against Louisville.
I want to go against Clemson.
I know you ve against goes up against Clemson.
Tomorrow's that's, you know, that's gonna be a blowout.
That's gonna be an easy one for Clemson.
I think that I think Miami goes to Clemson in two weeks.
So that's gonna be Yeah, that's the test for now.
So, like, you could see a situation where, like, I can I know it's the top two teams and the A C C.
That would be in a championship game.
So, really, it's whoever is gonna play Clemson and we don't know we don't know about Notre Dame.
It looks like pit.
I mean, pit might be tough.
Um, you, Viet and Miami.
Miami is three, and oh, so like, if the rate if the Hokies win tomorrow and they went against u N.
C, which could be tough, but they would be three, you know? And then let's say I think Clemson beats Miami.
I think Clemson beats Miami.
There'll be three and one, So that's gonna be it's gonna be close.
I think they'll still be ahead in that race.
Um, so I'll be really interesting to see.
Uh, don't see everything for basket.
Uh, tech basketball? I don't think so.
Um, now, is there anything else and they wanna talk about sports related? Let's check Twitter.
If he goes last week.
Of course, we have the breaking news that happens.
So I'm just alright.
Yeah, the David Martinez.
Um uh Oh, yeah. One.
Um, yeah, they confirm they did confirm that the Steelers are gonna play weeks uh, 78 79.
Stuff like that.
Um, obviously, you would do that in the first.
Um, obviously, you would do that.
Obviously, you would, uh, move their first game.
The rating scales, because the second game is the Thanksgiving game.
And then more and more players for the Titans are, um, that more and more. Yeah.
So more and more more and more Titan items are getting testing positive for now.
Next week's Bills Titans game.
That's in question as well.
People have been saying whatever they should be for what? You're what you're like.
If it's against, if it's two teams that have no shot in the playoffs, maybe Iten Steelers are both playoff contending teams.
I don't I don't like that at all.
Uh um, I'm just taking towards a bunch of covert stuff and then yet, uh, chargers officially ruled out, um, Tyrod Taylor for weeks.
And by the way, it would be the youngest starting quarterback.
1st, it's the oldest quarterback, Brady at 43.
I mean, Cardinal Cardinal signed offensive.
They signed an offensive lineman.
Um, let's see right now.
Looks like Julio Jones is practicing.
Um, come eight are They are practicing as well.
Um, Leonard Fournette and Chris Godwin are officially out this week.
So if you want, um, so that that chargers ****ing news game might be closer than you think.
And I'm feeling this week because he's just been nothing but garbage.
The Seaview Because Kirk cousins stinks.
I may put Devante Parker ran over him.
Yeah, and also came on you can use your bag.
You could put your backup tight end there as well, because I didn't I didn't know about that.
But depending on the match ups, um, I might do that.
And then I'm trying to see what I'm trying to see.
What else? Um oh, yeah, I know.
And I'll say that with Marlon Humphrey getting paid, especially with him getting, um, like, slightly underpaid at 19.
Uh, I think that you could probably, um I'll be really curious to see Ronnie Stanley.
I think the rains are gonna respond.
Ronnie Stanley, it's just a matter of how much, um, they get in for that, because else did you Do you think it's weird that Ronnie Stanley that that Humphrey got paid before Stanley? No.
I thought it was a little weird because I think that Stanley would have been He's in his fifth year and you would have gotten a franchise tag if they don't sign him.
And Humphrey would have been in his fifth year next year.
So maybe they would have prioritized Stanley because they don't have much time.
But maybe Marlon Humphrey, like maybe they were able to get a deal done with Humphrey faster then Stanley.
So therefore, they had to.
They could make that decision, but I think Stanley, I wouldn't be shocked of Ronnie.
Stanley gets extended like before the season ended.
All right, so I think that's all we have today for this episode.
Sports talk central, Uh, next week way do have our new every Friday.
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When we talk all about sports and in Virginia Tech, uh, of football, so and then I think next Wednesday I'm not busy.
I might do Ravens recap depending on how much work I have to dio.
But I mean Hunter, I guess I'll see you next week.
Yeah. I'll see you next Friday. I'm sure.
What? We're talking about the games this weekend.
I'll see you, buddy.
Yeah, Thank you.