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The very guys look at what we got there's like a pseudo sweater with buttons and so it's kind of form fitting you know it well that if you have to perform well are they don't fit the Fed whose uniform well I have bulwark of that what you're. I that's that your your your tablet slowed out of the college football but know that we're into all 7000 mock drafts that jet to hit it to leading up to their favorite which will be swept away in Dallas this year were really excited about that so. Make sure you come down to join us to get beat the Dallas area in April and they're going to be here tonight victory part of the festivities here. You can see the national championship game on ESPN you can listen to funniest gay radio. Are also listen to it on the ESPN app. Except for the straight talk now brought to buy straight talk wireless best phones must networks no contracts we'll get into the game tonight in what we may see. Playoff wise or in terms of book potential draftees a little bit later. But sits we have the wild card weekend here we talk we get your thoughts first and foremost on what we saw. Sunday and my goodness may be the Buffalo Bills in Jacksonville Jaguars may be taking buddy quarterback in the draft of what we saw. Yes. You know what portals. In what drew that stretch where you so maybe finally regains certainly possible maybe it's hard to turn the corner and then. And there are some throws yesterday were it almost seems like she's still struggling with his delivery and and at this point in his NFL career. You have to have it figured out that it it's surprising to see and Simpson's simple throws and he's missing. Obviously who's able to use his mobility they've found a way to win and you're sitting here now on the divisional round and what did you get to divisional round you'd like to thank the you don't have a quarterback issue moving forward lesser quarterbacks getting ready to retire but they clearly do and this team has sold. Good just about everywhere else I mean a championship level defense. An offensive line displayed OK bed running back they've got some decent receivers they are quarterback away from being one of the NFL. Don't we look at the top of the draft and teams that need quarterbacks yet again put in your life I think it's gonna be a rough one for you or Mel. Because they're so pretty quarterbacks veterans that are going to be available. That do these teams that you think may draft at the top end up getting a quarterback before the draft which really then chase now. You've got your quarterback you still have a topic so you look at it get out of there another team. Jump put up for these quarterbacks. You know we keep talking about four maybe five quarterbacks in the first trial but what all the veteran quarterback movement how much could that change. But we'll shake everything up obviously depending on on which quarterbacks move for an interview cardboard and Eli that's still are probably going to be in the market for quarterback to develop in the future depending on what the situation is but. To me they're they're two quarterbacks at the top Sam Arnold. And Josh Rosen Garth newest city in Rosen from UCLA. Then there's a little bit of a drop off when you get to Josh Allen from Wyoming who has struggled this year the most physical talent them all of these guys but he's the least developed at this point of these quarterbacks in the baker mayfield who. Some people are gonna love. The intangibles or are. I think outstanding from a football standpoint yes you said some incidents but from a leadership and and live the work ethic in the drive and just what he brings to a football team it. He has some of that it that you look for that very few quarterbacks have and I. I know we didn't play great times against Georgia. He's got some size limitations and you Saudi double B double a bit the next game and as he took more hits. You start to see it become less and less effective to the point where the coaching staff basically took the ball out of his hand in the overtime and they're which was really surprising to say. But his body of work this year is outstanding he improved so much is a pocket passer and I think he still project somewhere in that late first early second round range. So if you have the money to do it and you look at the browser they want a ticket and if you're running the browser which way to go you may be some day. The way they they change that that was actually very funny would you know quarterbacks that are available he lights up there in age even Alex Smith up there NH Kirk cousins is 29. Which you knew if you look at Cleveland Browns. Sign a guy like that even though to be monster money or take what these quarterbacks I don't block depending on the grade take one of these quarterbacks in draft which are would you go. The first saw would have given away anything I said it at the time to get Jimmy grapple I would have done anything possible I don't I tried but I vote at all it took was a second round pick you right now I would have given. Of away a lot more than you normally would have seemed to do just because I thought of Barack blow had blurred out the best. And it has the talent to be really good starting quarterback to nimble CO horses services so good start who exhaustive. I would take Sam Donald's. Over Kirk cousins because I think cousins while it can be very effective I think he has to have a great supporting cast words startled I think. Kim might be one of those quarterbacks that can carry a football team that you're playing you're playing that good the down the road outings now right we're still Melbourne this roster from the ground I've got. The warning pick and I've been to 66 are pick up on a pitch or join our Ted and all parts of the top 150 they have wanted for they are one or so it. You know to me now we we can get startled and then we can go so get an impact player number 41 of the four best players in the entire draft. And and then move on from there and continue to develop what is a young roster now that made a lot of mistakes there and they're in this position because of it'll go out drafts out of my did you take or you take what the draft of quarterbacks over current console cousins yes but this specific it may not be cousins I mean you look at all that. Mean there's a lot more knowledgeable and more DH has Alex Smith finished thirtieth Eli obviously an assertive and try to pick the other quarterbacks that that. A franchise type quarterback Marty that's gonna rock there which cause it would cost you if you were take dead over one of the draft board this may. Be the most unbelievable quarterback market in free agency we've ever seen in terms and I think what happens in March when the league year begins will dictate a lot of what happens it in the draft. But by the way but it's really interesting is that just to put this out of his Twitter feed up for the upcoming week into the division around the discrepancy. In playoff experience between the starting quarterbacks in these games Marcus Mario don't want playoffs start Tom Brady 34 typically portals one Ben Roethlisberger twenty. Matt Ryan nine nick pulls one Drew Brees twelve case Keenan zero while so if you're looking for X if you believe experience matters I think you don't you're going. All in all these divisional round match ups in the NFL a school can we go or here with you in Atlanta for the national championship game Todd McShane is with us and there's a lot to get into with him and UB irregular on this show it on NFL live and all the free agency shows leading up to the new year in the draft. Coming up the end of April in Dallas but just on this field tonight at I think this is fast that you and I were talking about this. Before we we went on the air with you hear how many first round picks do you think we'll see on the field tonight in the national championship game between Alabama Georgia. I think fortified. We wouldn't do look at it made its Patrick is that the highest rated player in this quarterback problem area that defensive back safety corner can play a little bit of both. We've got him at number four overall in the class standing behind that you've got Calvin release top wide receiver for Alabama and and Rodney Harrison is a city as safety for Alabama's economy. Late first early second round range Rashad Evans is the same and inside linebackers really had a great you're stepping up. For Georgia broke on Smith has emerged as probably the best off the line what I was keep us. The second half of that first half it was a little quiet is that right after that he'd make his presence felt I I was standing and on the end zone watching him in just watching his eyes how quickly. How quickly he was getting to play a patient he was in the narrow the ones on the goal line stand that they had to be came up and group when he shot his hipster dad he did which is. 225230. Those guys that don't support this award winners a top linebacker in the country and he just it would be just stone that broad index age isn't rescues all over the field. Lorenzo Carter is probably in that second round rate but the two running backs in its interest in because nick Chubb is kind of the the bell cow if you will it gets all the attention Sony Michelle some people believe that my. Better NFL player in the league's plan right now swing hit the ball spending a lot like a Calvin can merit but I think you were able to do with him with the saints are exactly so. With so those two backs are probably somewhere in the second round range. And then you've got out swift. Did you do swept to resume the third running back just a freshman who might quite a bit better. They're both these guys but it's also not so bear absolutely loaded the running back position is Georgia traditionally had a in the path. OK so you think four maybe 51 round yeah but here's where it gets really Anderson I ask you how but he taught to look. Look Russell Wilson was a third round did you see every year second third fourth album and Meryl was a third round currently the second rounder you seal these guys that are taken the first round and have exceptional. NFL careers. Total number of draft picks between Alabama and Georgia in the 2018 draft in Dallas how many. I've got right now 24. Player that's insane in my top bachelor 45 and there's around 236 draft picks and that's. That's about right now there are two different give or take a few but that's is much I can remember go back to national championship games usually one team has a lot more than the other is not the case at Alabama clearly is a little bit more top loaded this year but not by much when you look at the first two rounds. I also have. Four for Georgia in the top 108. For Alabama the top 100 different does is the first three rounds so. It just talking twelve guys right there in the first three rounds that are going to be playing in this game they remember to. Georgia's try to just starting this thing they're not George just to hit one draft pick a year ago. They had eleven draft picks in the last three years compared to damn I had ten. Last year alone is mostly Nick Saban error and it's. A bit that. To me is is what's most interesting about Georgia is that they're just building it up in the talent is below and in kind of climbing each and every year rays gamma I don't know how to do it I honestly don't know how they do you know if it's ten a year ago on the right back here in the national championship game. Eight to the only number I seven in the first start at number seven the first free round that took two rounds at that time with them it's not the total draft it took months and are put it the quality players up on the first couple routes. Last summer to number they're back and correct me if from wrong with the Fiesta Bowl a couple of years at Ohio State Notre Dame or third nineteen yes a U correct Betty what I want to tell our group but a dog like you did that there were nineteen drafted players from both teams and that one and a Fiesta Bowl obviously not what was not a title game but then Ohio State head. All twelve of their right the first four rounds there's credible crazy glass lobby. It just that number alone you basically up to such as starters what do you sort starting unit on offense the deepest point two with a two selves yeah that'll be addressed that. Out of what we're seeing here goal do we go on the road live from Mercedes that stadium near Atlanta for the college football playoff national championship which is presented by progressive insurance. Then that gable played out tonight behind us topics they would just talking about. What we have on the field here not only in terms of potential in the NFL put great outstanding college football which is what you do well all season long during during the year when you're traveling with with your voice Steve Levy greasy you guys do great job on the radio and everything else you do for us. They're one of the things I don't think it has been discussed enough we talked about a little bit with Porter. Last segment. Is what George has gotten from this freshman quarterback now look he's years away from being drafted. But what you see what he's been able to do in pressure situations. They don't that's first give you talked vocal when he went up to notre David and get away with a win there and it just like seek it seems like he's been on up on our graph pointing sport ever since then. What do you think his potential can be. On pole who first saw it I think. This coaching staff. Cheney did office coordinator from Georgia they've done a great job and they have the ability to with their offensive line to find these point to a higher level this year and I think is the biggest difference between the sort of team. This year and in years past. And it did not forced it on the quarterback early on that's that was the whole thing that run the ball he's normal nine times thirteen times fifteen times but as the season progressed they sort of put more and more on him. I the SEC championship game he played. Really well really well I thought that in the Rose Bowl he kind of took it over and I did I absolutely remember standing in front thirty yards behind him as he did the crowds roaring its late in the game. They didn't drive the of the movement they've got to go the full field that he's been there. Caught up the Mike there's a mistake on the might just change and Mike did talk sticking up from 765. He's keep keep chills play gets into a new play and gets a volatile one of the to myself man. This is it true freshman Kevin Rose Bowl the sun has set. Everything's on the line your go to the get bigger mayfield the Heisman Trophy winner and you have. The onions if you will to be checking chilling intestinal fortitude that you just to tune. Go through that whole process as you're under ten seconds left on the play clock that showed me a lot he also hung in the pocket a lot. And it's trusted his protection which a lot of young quarterbacks don't do it part of getting themselves in trouble so I've. With side. He's got our general foretell what will value intimacy continues to develop but I. He has what do you look for from the mental side in the ability to handle pressure that all the great. Once seemed to have so let's try to rid of that first second and college football for second and how it's all working because let's remember Jake the problem is not starting quarterback now. It was not the starter Troy it was Eason Derrick who's the starting quarterback Jake recent ticket beast it was a starting quarterback. And he got hurt these stores like one that I think top six a Orleans as a highly great kid he comes in so he gets hurt rob takes over. Now they signed a top quarterback prospect in the country I don't giant first off our eye expects eastern to transfer out Woolsey got our answer in this day and age how appeals court because probably have to play at least two more years. Before he's eligible to sort of a draft so maybe this kid comes in that the frustrated we'd always go to richer one year. And that he did that so how many of these quarterbacks from will be. But stayed there in this day and age of guys saying I'm not gonna play here I need to get some moral strike it like I greet each it's going to be gone and then I was kind of amazed the top prospect came here knowing the problems that true freshman. Yeah I would I was still to be completely honest if you didn't trust and it's just like Kirby Smart it's a great shots just sell your program right there right and that big lesson maybe from will be gone in two years and worst case it's three more years redshirt for water that you get two years starting at Georgia. And and you know history shows what what we've done in terms of program wise and Alabama and if you're gonna win a lot of games and most who were goes from there so. There I would be interested to see. Kind of what that my mentality is of that of the true freshman it's a sign they're there they're incoming freshman. Now that from from Gado is well he's he's protecting the ball he's care taking. As they can do better that you get. After these last two games it's gonna how do you try this starting job away from don't you don't reject his job right no absolutely his job this is. Almost reminiscent of what we had a few years to a Texas Tech when Patrick Holmes baker mayfield and Davis will have a bright were all that quarterback room -- Davis whip came over from Cali taken and because jerk off was gonna was that it can be the starter there. And big drops it was a walk on that eventually transferred Oklahoma that worked out well for him to do and it certainly worked out well for Patrick Holmes. As he looks like he is going to be the future in Kansas City goal can we go here with you we're in Atlanta to the national chip you gave topic Jay is with us. Taught you covered college football all season long. We talk a lot about the success that Nick Saban always seems to have against his former assistant he's eleven Euro against him. But it feels like weather weather will translate into that first win or not. It feels like it is different. With this assistant in Kirby Smart because he was with safe and maybe the longest of Andy knows it better and he has maybe the best players on this team. Of all those up. Assistance right guard picked as the best team that still viciousness and you've just said it did Nick Saban is going to face. I honestly is boring is it sounds this game to majors really comes down to the office one of Georgia because. It's so important you're talking to parents so that's a climate so we're good with their discipline yourself off its. But it did at some point we can talk all we want about what you've been got to take deep shots and productive with but you gotta be a winner in the trenches and run the football and kind of beat them at their game in and win your game that's what Georgia does so here are gonna come out here and and start throwing the ball vertically without AD without the balance of the run game. Georgia's run the ball more than any other team are in the country I believe it is 68% of the time so there's certainly in the top 568%. Of our office or whatever number they were ridiculous 670 runs to 270 and ask crazy Brett so kindergarten so don't you know seven basically 70% of the time you're running the full policy not to come out here and all of a sudden become the spread team. They've got to run the football they've got to win upfront and if they can't control that off that defensive front and Wear Alabama down which Alabama is still within that linebacker spot. That I just don't see them being able to pull off this what. And you know what else is amazing what Alabama does is he transition they have to go through. This is now their fourth national championship game whether transition your coordinator and a director 2000 Leavitt just back away. Transition news you're became it got hired as a head coach before the title game. Colorado State. Curry Smart Robert Stewart Georgia would although Lane Kiffin deal that went on and now this year Jeremy to recover their Decourt literally right now. Is that go to chemistry. So but he's staying here he's at he's being the coordinator of that team until he leaves so. To have to transition that we know how difficult that is especially this year with that first early signing period. So Jeremy Pruitt got a donut guy like Scott frost duke coach UCF for the boring but Nebraska have to go through better early signing period so. Definitely typical transition that Alabama's got used to that just like there used to be the title game the used to transition being their top coaches under head coaching job somewhere else. And they do it very well by the that we we talk about the tip your game again you could see it on ESPN you can listen to it only has been greater were also on the ESPN app lets not forget the mega cast. Which is pretty pretty cool we alternative ways ten additional platforms voices expanded we have five ESPN's centric shows on one screen. We got quarterback Aaron Murray former Georgia player talking about it we got the coach's film room what Mike Bobo Pat Fitzgerald kept and someone among the coaches there we got the command center. And data center available ESP at three specializes in alternative views sky cam hi Kim also what he do among others pretty support ethical belly. And camera where where you know look at this is why so I would watch I don't know what I don't know what's in this bill lived a lot of food particle has but what else say that it's great ways to watch a game. Where is he alive room. Yeah we've got worse I should tell why oh why do you like room mother who want the coaches are. I think lauded as they get it I want her room back concentrates are especially if this guy would be to the least you. You wouldn't show in history architect is absolutely what got got a good. Don't watch it offensive line Bruno although I don't think I don't know why you know I get this kid out with his Gordon we want the old ideas why this next that would be in that room we'd be unprecedented. So I cannot believe there is not a telecast would roll like he lied. Deng tied its its. Is today back at the end of the neighborhood and I always comes down to one thing. One wall of men dominating another wall of men and that lets everything else happened and that's going to be how this game plays out. Well Alabama choke out that George offense oral George's office supply be able to Wear down Alabama what they did against Oklahoma. That's not we appreciate you being with us my friend we'll report you'll be on sports center tonight with Scott that no that's my game right. So you're travelling plans earlier our interest a bit that's what I'm. 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Analyst and host for ESPN the SEC network played volleyball and basketball for Georgia may be. Sure we work in the game tonight on the sidelines for obviously the Georgia Bulldogs. And we're not gonna get into who you like in this game I think we know where you would. Perhaps like to see this thing end up completely unbiased and I don't know either way I did tell people I would be just as happy interview and Jalen hers if you won a national championship after the way he lost for the season ago I would interview Kuerten winning and that's usually you can watch your school or to win that. I went yeah you're absolutely can't and you you've obviously been up following both these teams all season long but you had to next thing you set down to talk with a lot of former players on both sides for Alabama and Georgia I have. Have to imagine. That there was a lot of trash being discussed when you have those discussions we nonstop trash talk and the funny thing is basically Alabama's saying that we gave you everything that you have a Georgia because we raised Kirby smart's Jonathan Allen not. Series early there we had here and Murray Britain and boy again and bars king and they're all plainly had to get with a birdie right now. That's pretty impressive allows you to say that the list of guys that are playing in the league and out Georgia going forward. Is it is going to be a lot more well the one guy we're so interested and I'm sure you you talk with a bunch is chick from its true freshman who just seems unflappable. You know I talk about poise all the time and effort getting even that is a freshman that for her for even whatever greedy he's in. He shows a lot of poise but enough that seems to guess that this guy did take its excitement level shirt. It's funny at the end of the Russell game I think you're eighteen you just on the roads look like I'm nineteen members of on OK am sorry 5719. Makes a huge person. He's a Warner Robins, Georgia which is just south of Atlanta. And the story at now is get a dog Jake from is that when he showed up on campus and that and he immediately started trash talking when they're running past skilled I mean he was in. The film Romany knew the answers before anyone even told him what he was looking at hit the ball like he was really really high. Jim Chaney Andrew resorts are the same thing that when he's on the field he's only gonna check into the right place so they don't feel like there's 20% of the play cards that they can't call they feel comfortable calling anything. And that's all it get them in the right situation which you usually don't think or say about a two freshmen right that you have to protect Denver but he's not a liability which has been adjusting his personality is huge I mean he goes up he talks of the defense stops and offense. The senate first apple little bit on the phone but you see if he gets more comfortable in the one going over and asking his receivers but they TS in the running backs that safety is fitting time with the team got almost. Creating Mecca he did kind of actually has that it factor doesn't know if I did already fixing or magazine that the road daddy what they always say I'm a big big trains Allstate its word but. Mixture of Sony Michelle and I think Lorenzo Carter I interviewed them that Rose Bowl media day and all but he's a natural born leader like use those words there and I think that's what he did and he's proven that. That's Maria Taylor is here with us a golden we go to after seeing Jake from a might be sort of the microcosm of what this game is really all about because he's a freshman. You know he's not supposed to be doing the things that he's doing. And it's George who has had a national championship at 37 years since Herschel Walker the goal once stalker got there and you're gonna go at Alabama. They're trying to do this over 50% of the time basically five times in nine years Saudi that a fraud in many ways sums up the dichotomy of these two teams Dorsey playing against each other. Yet I said Tuesday it similar to avid Alabama until it hurts a true freshman was doing the same thing a season ago for Alabama now you got Jake from trying to do it. For Georgia. But you're right I mean basically I feel like Georgia is where Nick Saban was when he first got Alabama and into the mold a lot of minutes played a national championship game Kirby Smart flipped it in two years. Which is still amazing but. It's very simple it's eerily similar to you the same thing that's even went through building the program does. It's always interesting at the V personality of a quarterback can he still has one of the quarterback and they don't you get the personality of the one unit that has to play together more than anybody else. And that's the five offensive lineman unity again you basketball volleyball every sport. Has a position that does the dirty work and effort Georgia. A lot of talk this offensive line and these are the guys that don't get a lot of pub even though they're getting more this year but it sort of Michelle and child who get them there at the pub. But it talking to these guys how that personality that cohesiveness of that group. First look coming into the season Georgia's offensive line was looked out of the question mark Webb what are they going to be able to deal on and I think specifically one guy Kindle maker coming at left guard they were worried about whether or not he would even touched the deal he starter if I mean this. Often the life and that is basically start the whole season together and they've allowed players like Nick Evans and Michelle to go off they're great players but. At the same time the offensive line has worked together I think CN. Alpha dog in there is Isaiah when he came back for his senior season that was the key card and one of the reasons why they they haven't played so well together. But you gotta give it up for what Kirby Smart and able to do just building technicality and then and making and is the expectation I don't hear that you know Kindle you weren't supposed to start this season. You need to perform when you're in this game I think is a different question when you go up against Alabama yet they instantly let from a liability to a strength I think over the course of the season. Maria Taylor with a sub goal can we go and I think what you just said about Kirby sums up what a lot of people feel about Kirby in the chances. Of him being the one guy to do something that no former Nick Saban a system has ever been able to do is up beat that guy. And every other assistant going up against Nick Saban is oh and eleven in their careers. But it feels like with Kirby. He was with say the longer you sort of using the statement philosophy and on some level. He's a little Saban level players with him at Georgia what is it about him. That you think he might be able Wanda sort of break that jinx that Saban has Gonzales former assistant us. I was asking how what it's understand the recruiting backed up between Georgia and Alabama side besides very surgeons up. Alabama may have had a top three recruiting class over the last ten years for Georgia had a top ten recruiting class over the last ten years away Kirby Smart showed up. Plenty of talent was there. The question allies have someone holding their feet the fire I think that's what Kirby said he learned from that statement that was his biggest take away. That you can build someone up and have them have certain expectations. When they fall short of it. They need to hold themselves accountable and I think accountability was something maybe Georgia was missing. And that's it none of these players their party they're taught to recruit these are great athletes and they are still ahead of schedule I think heard the first thing you said when they landed what. We might not be it would be better in three years that my teacher that is and let them leave the national championship you guys believe something well before I even thought we were going to be where we are. I'm so he's created a belief what does that tell you they think these kids don't think there's supposed to lose to anyone they really don't well and. And that's a thing it's not just that Saban beats his former assistants you beat somebody I mean the average margin of victory in all of those games could go the coaches what do almost 31 almost 46 almost forty what was 24 what was seventeen so it's not just hit save and beats his assistants. I mean he speaks his assistants hear and read it hasn't been close and any of those games. Thought it was funny talk in the former players and Jonathan Allen said something funny to see paid defensive and prayers Nick Saban figured not gonna beat Alabama playing Alabama football and that's what George is like this it's a model to almost a mirror image of one another so that's something that could be concerning or. Something that if you take Nick Saban modeling try to beat him with that he's been doing it much longer than anyone else right so why would we be surprised if he dominates when they play against each. What what are the things that I know brought up amongst Georgia fans about how does it get to the players to get these are players or to their 45345. Years. Is Alabama's at a title game ever in the year Georgia's look for one of 37 years so. While the players here that pattern of how is the effect of that since they were even born. Put everything you have high I don't think they recognize it's funny we try to do an entire feature on junkyard dog that's Clinton like old school defense is called when Georgia was they were smaller than everyone else and. You know Kirk Russell is trying to come up with a way to big animal together so they called junkyard dogs I go and sit down the plasma you guys know what that is no -- no we don't know they had. Like the eighties and the seventies that whatever they say hey look don't they don't 80s70s. Our eyes on us and hazel I was books. A bitter. Please tell me that no Herschel Walker it's okay that's trying to put on pads right now I know you run through album with a complete out feline like regulars wraps up to here. I know yeah that thing I know I need to take personal still. Lisa your play Viet up there and does a really good out there that they couldn't method I know I've got our clock. Product ever TO order to ballot I know ago I would give feel better it just I mean you know we're talking about a series a ticket it's universal. Is ripped to this day he's he's certainly is but you mentioned that has a lot of people look at the eye test and LCDs out like. To run pain or Rick Warren Davis me. Fahey who. Booked enormous. Do we believe George's is a caliber which you've talked about a little bit can match up with that relentless pressure that that front seven once upon an offensive line. Alabama would be accessed at every day every day of the week. 100% on I think what's going to be ads against so like a rope bonds Smith he's a great defensive play obviously won the butkus award this year. But he's good in space so if you're gonna run right. Adam what's gonna happen there that's specific reality I think that's gonna be the difference I mean Georgia has played some different teams they they matchup better against Oklahoma because they're not gonna ground and pound your they're not gonna stand you up anywhere. But at the same time I. What Kirby Smart is said to his team all over and over and over again as we can match. Continuance of the Cali mostly because it's mental when they got off the plate from Pasadena and it went right to the weight rooms are sliding like 50% of the masks like you that I don't get your body has more to give bright even though he displayed as double overtime game and you're standing. So that's a minute than working on all season. Where are at worst Georgia health wise we know cotton and Jennings that'll pull Lyman who wrote a linebacker out for Alabama house health and Georgia. The health is good if you think about George that might be one of the reasons are here right now they haven't had a significant injury to a starter all season long that's kept them out of the game. And not something that doesn't usually happen that's rare but it's a huge reason either here right now that's not like there's a ton a ton that. Our depth they do you have really great young players they don't have the experience. They needed their seniors their veterans stay healthy and instead it's amazing that it injury early out there starting quarterback Ben Curtis and I think I've got to find a better go to that your policy by the ladies on an infield is coming and the number one overall trip to Mexico. I don't think this you don't Isa could detract from it there's no way he's been really being good is an embarrassment of riches and these guys want a place assault support star and I got a political what I understand I think he didn't graduate in December if you would like to the next year and if you are actually older player where I don't know what that looks like our real quickly you're calling the games are not gonna ask you for predict your you're working together here it's not cast your prediction. Give me the key for Georgia to win in the key for Alabama way. I think the key. We don't talk about the cornerbacks we're talking the Georgia and Alabama because you wanna talk about the run game we wanna talk about musicality but whether or not. Jake from a jail in person makes that he'd play we don't know when it's gonna happen then we don't know when I needed to do in hers did. To Calvin Ridley and stays sunny blue Jay from get it out to Javon wins when they need. You know that first down I think that's going to be the question. And it also special teams at the end of the day this gonna go god I know yeah yeah. Early this stuff not win the rose but without that shot. Still go out and the DB five yarder to Blankenship it's gonna come down those two things that we will get your critics on this do you think actually David Paul is going to eat that don't I do not believe he's gonna eat that Citi would Hedo went he's not gonna do well beyond excited that we have doughnuts you must see that donut and politics and you he should be six months. Probably six set for. Don't know if you shot sixty and I sick freak it was a slim okay don't come for him yeah he does just fine. Talk August necessarily all of tour instead of six after gives me the six and daughter yeah. I've got to throw up Paula Charlie Williams Maria thanks thanks for balancing itself did somebody went off the rail coming up wildcard week of the NFL wants a little crazy and we found out that the best running back to the jags may be their. Quarterback we'll discuss that next. Yeah. I'm eager to hear James yeah. It's time to check in online it's worthless dot com slash Jacki for fresh cut legendary hot steamed towel in massage and shifted sonics. Listen to your your favorite by checking in on line and arrive just in time to your sport clips and be. Keep your caddie experience what you surround yourself with sports on TV. Get in line online that's for eclipse dot com slash Jacki yeah. Go doing go there with you on a Monday morning we are in Atlanta for the national championship game tonight miss Alabama and Georgia. And we've been talking a lot about that game we've also been talking a lot about the wild card weekend the NFL and I think this is one of the great tweets of the morning comes to us from ray. It says Buick golf you have so Michael the yet when you guys at the potter and let the release go. Can quarterback kept the yes I ask because I honestly believe that's what's going on with plea portals seriously. You know what if you watched that game. I can under still a race talking about because he just never felt like he was gonna trust it well he just was trying to I guess. We think you're talking yet ticket member chuck Knoblauch's second base could throw the ball the first place yup I think that's a vicious for a while short lived so that you just. That's what I saw bell for a guy that you saw throws so well week's thirteen 1415. You saw a guy and and how you just heard again the pictures used to throw the ball sporting event. You see the catcher's Mitt there don't aim it at the bit just throw to them let it go it sounds you know MacKey Sasser. That that catcher for the Mets had a double clutch everything brought it back to the halftime Irish so are sort of hijack you can get that way but. We're portals we've seen him throw well it goes through weeks which you can just you can tell it god told you could tell. He was taken about you can absolutely tell story you just try to aim that ball it just wasn't put it where it needed to be. He ran the ball extremely well tech time Troy 88 yards only three were designed raji was scrambling. Fox river well like you know you can't live off that you don't get about the quarterback by doing that all the time you could certainly do it occasionally and they did. So they're going to be there have to be a great defense which they are keep the score down low remember they played Pittsburgh are ready to Jackson they get thirty to die yet earlier this season or some weird things populace and I completely agree. And I think going into this game in the in the defensive media room got got to the team the press did meter they have to understand who amongst themselves listen. We don't they were put up thirtieth escape. Can office we gotta keep this score that's not to put it off last there we gotta keep this score close we've got to get turnovers we got trying to score or don't turn over such a great defense as they are thinking anyway so for that it may be nothing do. They keep the score down low key this in this game. Atlanta at offensively. These sit there and think what what do you enjoy any different now you're you're not gonna say oh you know we kept all those little crossing robber little slack because he didn't throw it well. My little brother same. Plays you run and you're probably expect him to put it on the money this time it. Yes but here's here's okay but here's the bigger issue there and you could speak to this because again when you're at the Eagles you but some of these issues I mean riddle cutting it was a much better quarterback. Then bent like portal let's be clear about that but it was a defense of heavy team per unit or adelphia does it also sometimes it worked it sometimes it didn't. What ever if he is they're not I don't believe they're going to Chad Henne this week so he's going to be the guy going forward. So put yourself in that Jacksonville locker room put yourself in those coaching group meetings what are you saying. That Blake portals and that offense to get them going up against Pittsburgh this week because you need him to speak at as positive mentally hears you can't ever. Everybody is saying Blake told listen to an annoyance to elicited a noise outside. You're the locker room where gusts were 53 strong and here we believe review that's exactly what they are to project and I'm sure they do because they saw that. Hit a three week stretch what he can do so they know it can't be there are so you'll all be positive hopefully it's us against the world nobody believes if you Blake. We believe that you nobody outside don't let them chatter all they want let it tick you off we believe we do we know you could go through steam and keep that confidence building. Because in that when he was eight of fourteen for 95 yards in week five yeah that drugs were tossed a five interceptions and no touch rise so we'll talk more about that as the week goes on by the way coming up next we have a bus and we have doughnuts now our next guest may need to bathroom all the boss that deal with the doughnuts that he's gonna have feet. David Pollack hasn't sugar sugar. Get your face and their wallet out you were taken those doughnuts doubted you said you would if Georgia played for the championship. But it suffers cleanup on our heels of fourteen but it's so opposed to the cleanup and aren't up to fourteen. And it's a someone dropped a dark Nicholson a pickle a super close but a pickle that the deep boxing at a big box store surprising what's not surprising how much you could sit by switching to Geico a written. The committee that she has a lights on post in the parking lot of Geico fifteen minutes could save you 15% or more they'll push a button.