Jan 12, 2018|
The guys talk with Adam Thielen about his break out year and matchup with the Saints and then talk with Field Yates to discuss the playoffs and more.
The guys talk about the Eagles saying they are committed to Carson Wentz as their QB with ESPN NFL Analyst Damien Woody before going through "Trey's Weekly Rankings" and more.
The guys talk with Stugotz about Adam Gase's opening press conference and more before talking with ESPN MMA reporter Ariel Helwani and more.
The guys talk with ESPN NFL Analyst Damien Woody in advance of the AFC/NFC Championship games before reliving some bad takes from Mike Golic and Stugotz.
The guys talk about Jerry Jones saying that Jason Garrett would get five coaching offers if he was let go by the Cowboys before going through Trey's Weekly Rankings & more.
Automatically Generated Transcript (may not be 100% accurate)
Great news here's a quick quick you can save money switched to Geico gecko could help you get great coverage at a great price then and only takes fifteen minutes to see if you could save 15% or more on car insurance go to Geico Doug come today and see how much you could say is glad you're with us on a Friday morning or Friday a.'s recall around these your article do we go on ESPN radio and ESPN two we are presented by progressive insurance. All phone guest will join us via the shell Pennzoil performance line Adam Phelan the vikings standout wide receiver. Will join us in just a little bit but that we are get ready for is going to be very very big weekend in the NFL. Yeah it is so we'll do all our picks for this. This will pick but the points I I'm so bad at that I'm just I played all my life winning or losing and not worried about the points but you know. Now that the U of the gambling problem that you have a dollar particular points let's little stunned that but had. Slater thanks for the number your book you don't we appreciate it that'll be a lot of us actually have never done that and that's that EQ you and I had a lot of problems now Campbell I wanna I wanna do not really looking forward to lock. To these games obviously NBA I have views while cavaliers getting smoked a couple of times a and been in the news with just not playing well defensively. Again so a lot like gonna. Leo wants to get to and again we've already talked to Dan Quinn who of the Atlanta Falcons head coach there was talk to Moly Jack Ryan I was great to have been against field will join us in just a little bit. There's a lot to get to go before we get to him and let's get to that with what we call what's Trent. You mentioned that the cavs got blown out again Mike and both Toronto blue the head coach and LeBron James the defect to everything for the cavs a sort of talked about it after the 133 and 99 loss in Toronto. Second straight game they've lost by at least 25 points and what Toronto said after the game was most interest in decent we got to get better. And then added until we play better defensively and offensively. Until we share the basketball and if guys have agendas. We've got to get rid of those agendas in play though right way. Yeah he didn't expound upon one was asked about the agenda thing. So it was kind of left to give the players who explained and they really didn't have an explanation you know Channing Frye I thought was. What was Bruce pretty honest about it saying you know about guys having agenda I'm not sure. What's going to be happening there he said since he got the Cleveland he's basically we've been playing with a his bags have packed. Not sure Theres going to be there on not you don't kind of living it in in our type of limbo that way. But let's be honest or defense it was horrible last year they ended up in the finals I think the worrisome thing to me is right now before Christmas. They were third in offensive efficiency now their 21. So can't make up for bad defense by eight. That office Tucker what that's a bad nomination and one of the keys is going to be Isiah Thomas you know Isiah Thomas is struggling it was all for eleven and number in last night ended a two for fifteen for the game missed his first eleven. He's going to get better we know that and they need him to score is that he's out there for his defense. Com. He's out there to score he's out there to take the ball out of LeBron hands and occasionally solar Ron does that to continue to do everything. It's the same old song and dance you piecemeal a team together you have some some you're basically spends. You piecemeal lot of guys around LeBron team to try get a championship. You go through ups and downs you had your moment Chad your team meetings you have your LeBron getting upset about some things like last year they wanted to play maker around this time. And then there were right rethink they're going to be at the end of the year that's in the finals and will that happen again will say there's a lot of things stacking up that says maybe they won't. Who's a team that's gonna do is it going to be Boston. Stephen A was in here yesterday say watch out for Washington there's a Toronto team that just clubbed him last night and that was shorthanded as well. I I am still not ready to be pulled the plug. On the Cleveland Cavaliers know Ron thirty threes ever one of the best Jersey's head ages and showing on him these guys have to figure out they have to get that we know they have to get better defensively. But they played bad last year defensively until got they wanted to go there to make sure their offense is on point. And they sort of already done this once this season all ready I mean they had the big opening night win against the cavalier against the Celtics and then they sort of stumbled around they started five and seven at right it was they did but feel that they are three and seven in their last ten and that was sort of them trying to get it together with another cast of characters they got that worked out and then Isiah Thomas is now into the mix in the trying to figure out how that's -- all right outgoing reports or feels like. We're doing this for the second time in the 2072 when he eighteenth season but again. I'm with you it's January if this is the situation in late April that I'm concerned. Bubbles CL a plays out going forward. Continuing it would what's trending and we'll see how this one plays out after their post season run is over. Levy on bellows told our Jeremy Fowler who covers the Steelers for. He has conduct common. ESPN and of a nation reporters basically he's comfortably sitting out the entire season. Or maybe even retiring if the steals for the franchised. I don't mean you could tag him this year twelve million he's you know after the show of great 161000001. Five year career they Tagamet surely be fourteen million again just a quick reaction on that. If they tag gum. They'll have told July 16 to work on a long term deal if not the only thing you can play on like he's doing this year is that franchise tag deal you can even negotiate. Anymore. He said listen I I'm I'm happy where Matt I've got good family I'd surely need to play football. I I don't think there's any ways done playing football. But he did say fiesta tag again gets tag be asked to decide do while wanna sit here and if I sit here I mean at claymore I don't buy any of it right I think eventually you'll be the highest paid because right now Freeman from. Atlanta is five years 41 Milt wanted to guarantee you're talking about that big number 41 that's gonna be in the area probably guaranteed. For a guy like gravy on bella the most touches of his career this year 321 carries and 85 receptions yeah. Look if that'll be some they'll be addressed whenever the Steelers post season is over which could end. Sunday I don't think it's going to get into the prediction that game a little bit later but that is something that will carry over to the offseason best guess for me before franchise tag on the work you're gonna go before the July deadline going forward. OK so that is what's happening. In what's trending meanwhile somebody else has been trending upward for the last couple season yes he had that would be the pride of Mankato state and Minnesota state rather. In Mankato that would be Adam Phelan the vikings wide receiver who joins us now. On gold can we go and Adam thanks for being with us it has been a lot of fun over the last couple of years to watch you develop as a player. How much fun has it been for you playing and excelling with a team that you grew up rooting for playing at Detroit lakes high school. Yet spend it's a great obviously. The basic for me just. Then get those opportunities you know that's what you works so hard core that's retrain for omni you really put everything he can in India that to get those opportunities and and that's why play this game I play this game to go out there competing. And played receiver every snap then and that's what I'm kind of the most talked. And give people a little bit of background to this because you know every year when we cover the draft in trays always coveted Trevor talk about that top picks in the draft and how they now talk about your upside out of our Brothers and hot. But for you talk about your road a guy who is undrafted so. The seven rounds gold buying and you're still not picked then and then a lot of times it could work out better if you could choose a team. You're there Minnesota eagle for eight catches to twelve to 609091. This year and a pro ball which are sure you don't wanna play in you wanna be prepare for the super wal. Talk about that road of not being drafted and the battle just to make it team and then to where you are today being one of the top targets. Yet it's definitely a really difficult journey just because of a college stock early. There's opportunity. Would you would you go undrafted in and really on side and after the draft. And get a rookie Trout you know I give the whole opportunities you're just you're thrown in there at the end of agreement in preceding game so you're not really get any fell. You know look good luckily for me I was able to beyond practice squad my whole first year and able to go to the starters every day and and really show what I can do there on the net that next year was able to get more opportunity in the crease do you then on and then played a lot of special teams from there. But yeah like I've said it really displeased all the opportunities in game when you get those opportunities you can make the most of home. On that how you continue to to get more and more and and that's when you know then that's when we you can really make things happen. You remember that moment or two when you word before you made to practice squad because you're you're still on the team there where you thought boy that one vet. Play right there whether it's in practice or pre season game that one is gonna help me down a road. Yet you know there there is some are played that I made early in training camp a year that you know I felt that. Tom you know that may be that was kind of a staple play here or something that maybe that would kind of catch people's eyes and gimme those opportunities. And then from there I knew those had to be consistent I could just make some crazy good plays and then. You know dropped a bunch of passes are on the wrong routes and things like that so I was just try to be as personal possible. On trying to learn all the all the positions so that if anybody was murdered anybody was tired or anything I could jump right and and and not skip a beat so that that really helped me is. As far as opportunity went went out coming where I came from. Well whatever you did it's working yet brilliant say that would great certainty is Adam feel and joins us the vikings wide receiver. In his fourth season his best season 91 catches 12100 yards a four touchdowns and I'm just curious how much does it help. The chemistry between you in case keen amend the fact that you guys are very similar both undrafted players in fact. In the Super Bowl era going back to 1966. Only Tony Romo to Miles Austin. With thirteen 120 passing yards between the two of them. Has more about between an undrafted quarterback. And an undrafted wide receiver RUN case cooked up for just under 11101099. The fact that you both had to struggle inserted. Grab for everything that you could how much is of that has helped the chemistry that you guys have on the field right now. Yes you know it definitely helps although I think we thank you so we know we know Laurie Keller has come from we know the struggle of bug going undrafted. Arming and not getting those opportunities so I think we've both we bought we never take any program and we we know that armed. We know that this city can be taking away from us very quickly and we know how hard it. Who was to get here so we're gonna keep working and keep getting better and keep trying to be the best slot where who prosecuted. No we talked to Millie Jackson from Jacksonville. A bit ago and asked her about the first meeting with them in Pittsburgh earlier on in the season you guys played or his first game. Of the season can you take. Anything from that and if you do what. Not really say it was so long ago that there's really I mean we do watch that game in and on film it and go through and things like that. Also systematically destroyed some things you can take away but. On this as far as how how they're played on defense right now there it's it's a completely different defense you know they're there are a lot more in sync they're not making coverage layers. And there they're guys' or they're not playing like rookies anymore the other rookies they're are not rookies so they're playing at a high level on the you know when you look at their secondary their slide around. The play of the total confidence and their big guys that can can really match up with anybody and you've seen that on the last few weeks without. You know. When you talk about the saints as were looked torn out of fuel the vikings wide receiver they always talk about their home field advantage they called their go home field advantage how well they play. I'm not sure there's a team that has a better home field advantage in the Minnesota Vikings right now and you guys are trying to do something. That is never been done in the Super Bowl era. We all know will be there in Minnesota for Super Bowl a 51. A 52 rather she's me coming up next month. How much have you guys even talked in the locker room about the idea that you might be able to play a Super Bowl in your home stadium. We have tugboat. I think you know the coolest thing about this team and it would have been so press about oh my teammates is affect big guys they really are looking about you know there's a lot of times this season where where guys don't even know all our record. Because we're so focused on the moment we're so focused on this week ahead of us and I think there's a lot of that has to do it just what we've learned from past dealings we know that we can't look. Too far ahead because in this league. On the you're not playing your best hope on if you're not prepared each and every week you will get beat and it doesn't matter. What team you're playing where your plane down. And what their record is as any team in this league can win. And I mean you look at the cream around here you know they did a winning game but there are so many games where they were up with two minutes ago on the game and had teams on the ropes so. I'll guess that you really got to bring it each week in and you really have to stay in the moment otherwise you'll lose. One of the biggest turnarounds at him for any side of the ball this year has been the saints defense and how they have gotten so much better. Couple rookies in the secondary who have played extremely well. When you look at that defense get ready to face it again in your mind what's their strong points. I think their confidence you know that they're playing with so much confidence right now on and they're flying around. I think one other thing that they did that's a big difference for them of their communication. You know they're they're really they're able to Swiss corridors they're able. You know really communicate are on the fly and did got lined up in. And played back so. Unlike mr. before this got to be a tough saw a tough matchup for us and but we're excited that's that's what she wanted you know in the playoffs you're gonna get you're gonna have talked matchups each week so on like this so we're excited and and we're ready get back to work today and had another day of preparation. Adam feel and what does this morning as they get set for the playoffs Sunday as they host the saints in Minnesota one of the things that's been most interesting out of about the vikings this season. Is how you guys have responded to adversity I mean let's be honest the idea was to have Sam Bradford under senator. And Dauman cook running the football. Both of those guys are gone and you could make the argument. That in some ways your playing not only was your third string quarterback in case Keenan who by the way could be on the shortlist for MVP but you're also may be playing with your third string running back. How has Minnesota and specifically head coach of Mike Zimmer been able to keep you guys on point despite a really key injuries to key positions. Yeah I think there's a lot of things that go into an might think the coaching staff. Alone you know this organization has done such a great job of getting gaps are learning from maybe past years and knowing how important it is in this league to have depth. And and then you know on top of that you don't get the right guys great character guys in here. You know it is great teammates. You know I've been here for five years now and in this is just. On this part of the locker room goes there it is not a better group of guys and and just a bottle football players you know in this league. Sometimes you know he gave you guys that are extremely athletic in you know around the best toward the end and jump the highest anybody in the come by things like that. But they can't put football and and that's. Don't think that this team doesn't have we have guys that I know the game of football they know how to play and they love the game. And though the older teammates you want the only guy you want you want to play where it is along the U wanna go to battle it and like a set amount just very thankful that we have this group we got. All right Adam football Stossel out of the way the the secondary stuff let's get that a major suffered noggin and a deal wide receiver for. The vikings grew up in the area bear Saul I'm gonna be there for the super ball I love to fish hence it's going to be wintertime I need to ice finished. Vice issue at all and if so were my going. Low war have to go out together and I I love directors I don't get out very often but drawn up and teach our lakes there was. There is pretty much a city on the on the lake there with fish house's so on the it's definitely good time and you know it's there to relax and that's fellow bodyguards in the fish out turned the heater on get some cards and you know there's a little bitten and hope you hope you can Fryer and this straight there and that's nice fresh fit so yeah no doubt we have to get out there and desolate. Well first and foremost I don't think you wanna beware when we will play you're too busy that weekend to hold won't do what I can do it another time but during that week let's hope you're preparing for a game that week. Second I'm glad you said about the hut and the heater because. Many people a good job but I mean same goal you've got to do it all you gotta sit outside and I'm like. I don't I don't need to sit outside until most popular form right you can have nice of our heater in there and some Bruce he's in there and I mean it's going to be beautiful. Well look first multiple blood off David pepper in the Super Bowl so we can go get out. I was okay I'm good and I was all in on this night like this. Had pet but my dog did I think yeah. You can't out think you look at and say you gotta do it peeled away because. Has meant so the word I got out there and do that less you gotta do it the right way you gotta get out there a fish out. Maybe even sleep out there for the night have been here and do all do the whole deal so there's definitely play options around here search for things like that. Is Adam field is what I think we have to adopt this now I think Adam you need to be the goal can we go official Minneapolis tour guide one way or the other while we come to Minnesota for the Super Bowl because I think one thing everyone needs to know about Minneapolis is that they found an ingenious way to stay inside the journal tunnels are real ground. Minneapolis you can go from building to building downtown and really never get outside correct. Yeah absolutely that's that's the great part is you know the winner you can eat you know you don't have to go through the elements. On you know even though some time of Levy's factor just talked outside but but no you definitely can stay inside if you if you like. It's a word forget forget fast we're all comfort knowing our Covert and every other thing there's two things I love it it's fishing and food. I still do have the donor club on Saturdays and did you talk about that relevant. You know we don't we're not supposed. One of the rules is enough we'll talk. Okay fight fight club I notice our little fight climate there Michael ask is that I got you know my my car Rudolph play with more from my boys adored him so he's kind of explain this to a so I didn't know you couldn't talk about a public result. I don't wanna get in trouble so never mind to know that there's a lot of wonderful donuts consumed on Saturday is correct it. Yes absolutely absolutely. All right so here's what we've got to get you when you're gonna go I stood out and Adam's gonna be our official ambassador up to Minneapolis are you are you up for the task Adam Arlo outlaw about done we are we this is so happening. Adam dealer who's going to be our official. Go Google Minneapolis ambassador whether there in the Super Bowl or not he's gonna take us too although the shortest and fastest and warmest ways there you go around the city of Minneapolis that. We appreciate you being with us it's a great story you'll love seeing these undrafted player up. About a make a mark in the NFL you just have to have the belief you certainly translated that belief. Into a great start year NFL career thanks through this morning bestseller this weekend against the sags out of the. There are micro here support for the bullet when gold podcast comes from our friends at rocket mortgaged by Quicken Loans chances are your confidence when it comes to your work your hobbies your life rocket mortgage gives you that same level of confidence when it comes to buying a home or refinancing your existing home loan rocket mortgage is simple. Allowing you to fully understand all the details and be confident. Your getting the right mortgage for you you get started order rocket mortgage dot com slash Mike's. Equal housing lender license and all fifty states and MLS consumer access dot org number 3030. Help protect. It matters with the ADT safer smarter New Year's sales event for a limited time get an ADT security starter kit everything you need to get started with EDT cults including a security panel keypad a motion sensor and two entry sensors plus there's an indoor Cameron keep up all professionally installed for only 49 dollars it's a 599 dollar savings that comes with a warm confident feeling of safety at home requires 36 month monitoring contracts US beat me today activation and early termination fees may apply certain markets excluded licenses ability need to dot com fortieth 0001121. Louisiana 1639 visit PDT dot com slash podcast curry the special love for now ends 121. We've got good vibrations on a Friday morning is our work where it's almost over Edwards get ready. For a big big football weekend goal do we go on ESPN radio NE SP into presented by progressive insurance. Phone guests join us via the shell Pennzoil performance like I'm excited Mike. We have you in your ice fishing set up we asked the London. And then we also have he's going to be our unofficial ambassador to Minneapolis right like that where he's gonna take us through all the turtle tunnels always need to have somebody there are no count all the places now. I in the inside info on every by the way I have a buddy of mine I don't want to college with who's doing some work with helmets and he was talking about ice fishing he said. By the way I've been to ice fishing in Minnesota attempt was zero windchill was minus thirty putt the heater and beverages are key. No fish were caught. But it's not about the fans not about fish it's not about the fact that saluted about the bonding how and the heater yes. And everything else and cooler next you down a well that's also true all of those things come. It's about quality time there you go and you know it's good quality time all feels young with feel yes than how hard that Segway and now you're welcome. Our insider giving us the straight talk but you buy straight talk wireless best phones best networks know. Contracts OK let's start in New England because as people may or may not yo you you were former engine with the patriots four seasons working in the scouting department. It's been an off week with some things that have been discussed. About one of those yeah I was going to and which Mary not be happening within the organization. As a unit tell us how race may be more importantly tell us why. This team is better at dealing with that and. Anybody maybe ever be able to I was idea of one voice one message Bill Belichick is the epitome I feel like he championed the idea of having one message one voice. Unity amongst the organization there's no a public. Inconsistencies. In terms of what the focus is with the task is and can't be a lot of this goes back to Bill Belichick periods as an individual. You know Tom Brady obviously was asked about it's. I'm bill ballot checked this week ends. You know almost has tried to he's most consistent person he's been around and I think just got consistent he get every single day. And the idea of the message is never anything but with the task is at hand is. You know these guys are robotic in their answers to the media in some way because an end. I'm not saying they're the robotics because they've been program it's more like they've heard the message so frequently would be program in Nasser perhaps a but it like they understand like before the questions even ask they already have their answer lined up so it is the most consistent place. Ever be amount environment and isn't this just the situation where when people think there are cracks in the armor cracks in the wall. That they come out may smoker team this is a just say no lightly now okay you think things are bad here watch this thumping in search of big about this like. What will be more difficult for the patriots to deal with these circumstances they've dealt with because as of and it was written off the field this year. He worked last year in the post season when they had no Rob Gronkowski for example. On the field you know for nine game like to me it's pretty obvious pretty apparent targets in the previous Super Bowl run like they've had super bull runs where. Or deep playoff runs relieved him with out their best players are some of their best players this year. Like I guess they they certainly don't injuries Toledo a minute nothing I dour amongst the names of note on injured reserve for them. They got their guys and they're turning the right way in terms of health like typing this is the team that cyclists. But the scoreboard Saturday night. Alternately dictate what you can say what you can believe but as as a group going power. In your Belichick is such an interesting psychological study someone on Twitter yesterday found a clip from I think it was an NFL films piece where they posted. This speech he gave to the patriots before their Super Bowl 39 game against the Eagles and the thing he started off that speech with. He got a copy. Of the eagles' Super Bowl parade plans cops started out the speech by saying hey guys just want to know. Here's what's going on in Philadelphia on Tuesday when they get back. The parades gonna start here it's gonna end up the era has schools will be open. The Eagles will be on double Decker buses parking is limited so he I mean it was it was whom it was a master class. It it sort of psychological warfare. Basically saying they party decided the outcome why don't you guys have the same day. Harken back to that 2001 year the first year of the patriots won a super bowl of course because of 9/11 the NFL to not have an extra week between the C bridal. In the conference championship game the patriots beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in the eighty championship game this calorie in Pittsburgh. Bill Keller had his players based book they're ticked take care of the miscellaneous stuff the goes into playing in receivable would get you down their budget. Alien ticket requests and you know. Where you are put DiMarco and have reservations at restaurants take care of all that stuff right now because. If we win on Sunday or when you went on Sunday we've got just one week to repair for the greatest show on turf well. They think you're the first part of the equation which would be in the patriots I can imagine the Bill Belichick when he caught wind of the fact that the Steelers. Had already basically booked their reservations to New Orleans that year in May dollar plan and all their Rangers Hussein. Our guys like I guess we go out there actually just yelled. Drop some plays in the dirt hasn't funnier what Schwartz who run things rocket away apparently courting the Steelers so yes you have to write the and the intellectual Dan supervisors well. Although I think they probably did that to a New England they did not on our right yeah Jack listen everybody looks for motivational I do so that would be the sect in the first game is Atlanta. Going to Philadelphia where the eagle players lane Johnson was vocal about and others have felt there was Wallace said. Reentry like Cleveland Browns only have Carson went so that's their motivational force for the skin I can't abide to listen Mike. We have and I understand there's recent Seattle our colleges the buys that are recent the impact that we deal with everything like in life especially in sports rated mean. We don't talk about the fact that you know no Nuremberg fact that a month and a half ago Alabama struggled to the finish. During the editor of the call for regular ice we're about the fact they dominated the college won't play some obvious that they one immensely over Clinton on the thriller over George. And the NFL. The Eagles after just steam rolling. Through the first fourteen weeks and there's these knobs and the Carson went to injury they win that game over the giant's dramatic fashion and beyond that of course. They barely take care bases against the raiders we lose six up into the cowboys also are alike know that teamed all year we talked about this unbelievable roster that was not simply Carson winds. Is no longer this unbelievable car are unbelievable roster because Carson went to Scott. It's still really deep Easter really talented I truly believe this defense can be good enough to hold Atlanta attempt. When he points here or seventeen points and it did make fools in the offense. Perhaps an corking. Well that's the energy for your fuel gates is here with us or in a felon senator on gold and when to this morning are breaking down against people always talk about the falcons offense. It's really been their defense. That is carried him to the post season we had Dan Quinn on their head coach earlier we talked about it. Over the last six games including their first round playoff win against the rams high scoring team in the NFL that held them to thirteen points they've only given up sixteen point three points per game so I agree with you I think it's possible. For the Eagles defense to slowdown Matt Ryan and the offense. Find me this scenario now in which. The Eagles score enough points to win because that defense they're playing is faster and maybe a sure tackling team than almost anybody. Two point it's their point of outlets on the Internet it's in it's going to be very difficult for Philadelphia dipped to. Find chunk plays to consistently hammer out just tough yards on the ground because I felt good defense is no joke for Philly it maybe this is the kind of game that. Playing at home one early big play whether it's a sudden change play whether it's a shot play an offense whether it's a score special teams. Whether it's defense. You're making a critical. In a forced fumble Matt Ryan weathered the self inflicted wounds from the falcons' offense because that offense on a lot of ways this year to underperform right Emily and a consistently. Don't like it fell flat on offense this year. Guess I just I but I believe enough in the talent. One to 53 for Philadelphia. And the difference is that for fourteen weeks of the season number one that roster was Carson what's now the best player on that roster. I make case for lane Johns in for example. You know you've got certainly. Some unbelievable defensive. Front seven players' willingness to make a case watcher cocked her or any group who every wanna make case but still. I think push comes to shop I do believe there's enough down one to 53 on Philadelphia to make this game very competitive. Off the field delay beyond all news or German Pollard talked to him and end in Libya and saying I don't wanna be tagged again if I am. I may sit out the season if I sit out the season and maybe Don I've made a lot of money he's made 60000001. Career. So if he's done playing he's done playing I I don't know Aveion and don't know if that's true or not. I have a hard time believing he's done that for sure and Steelers but you think he gets that bad deal this year. So here's why it felt like there was this massive chasm between Pittsburgh. And may be on bail terms of what he wanted. I guess there are you typically the franchise standalone players get tagged you say I once the amount to the franchise tag on an annual basis not just for one you right. So for lady I he was paid twelve point twelve million dollars this season you think you'll I want twelve point twelve million dollars per year going follow. It sounded like he wanted to even more than. In the Pittsburgh Steelers that they get themselves. I'm not even sure that we can justify a twelve point twelve million dollars an annual basis because of the fact that running back I mean just look at the position around the NFL. Radio and all summer sectoral picked Corey not third round pick players get out of nowhere to be in I mean. Look at the starting WiMax. This weekend some of the notable wants to Monta Freeman. Fourth round pick. Alvin Camaro a third round pick. Supply demand right now you got a ton of players that can do the job effectively and Libya might be the best but if you can find guys and a much lower replacement level cost. How can you envision paint fifteen million dollars per season to one player on the roster is on a quarterback wide receiver pass rusher Iraq at an. I'll sort of lose him among let ourselves get let's also remember he said his main goal right now is a super ball and he yes they're right there odds this year but then this. I think he's got that money I mean you're right but then there are the guys a breakthrough that transcend the Todd Gurley is the the Ezekiel I always those guys are there as well so I mean there's there's both sides of that equation. You to stick around right currently adequate couple more games to get to a perhaps a new trend. In the holidays that no one has even thought about or even dared to think was possible just Soledad. No but we're talking what's on that front end that ends a holiday season. Field with you it's always a holiday while the diesels about going we the next he has been radio is into its holiday field. Hum robot vacuum cleaner so yeah I got one gig I suck up there. So pardon my inferiority complex about guy code does so much more like not only can they save their customers money on car insurance if they got fast and friendly claims service to and an award winning mobile. Plus access to licensed agents 24/7. Whom I can't I can't even do corners follow choking hazard. Geico I expect great savings and lot more. All doing all presented by 100 flowers dot com starting off the year with a little romance is easier 100 flowers stock common right now when you order a dozen multi colored roses for just 1999. And another does an absolutely free your order or 100 flowers dot com slash ES. The end goal do we go there with you get ready for the best weekend of the entire NFL regular post season wore on ESPN radio he is into our ESPN in center field gates is here with us. Are we talked a little bit about this game but let's go back to it we isotoner what the contract situation would Libyan rebels in the actual contest. Jack went up there week five in Pittsburgh and beat up pretty bad you know thirty to nine. But some weirdly specific things going on there tweets happened in that contest. The report that ran for a 180 including a ninety yard touchdown that him and Ben Roethlisberger threw five interceptions. Two of them pick sixes let's assume for the sake of this argument. Either of those things while brilliant let's cross off a nineteen yard touchdown run yet and let's cross off five interceptions with two pick sixes for back. Take those away give me a winning formula for Jackson's. The Blake morals rediscovers that week. Thirteen to fifteen magic he had the ones we thirteen and fifteen whereas I know you've noted on the show trade the first time in his career is done three straight games with. Multiple passing touchdown than I believe over and zero cents zero interceptions in there about 89 yards total the 3912 point nine average 300 yards against three yards games he was tremendous during those three games and in music came out of nowhere seemingly were star for the jaguars in those games I understand that damn winging. With the passing game being the catalyst the offense is very much off script for Jackson deal but we saw them beat good teams. By throwing the football effectively they beat the Seahawks and goofy game that was played in Jacksonville 30s24. Dealing poll had a monster game for them. We've seen players like mark easily throughout the season helped pick up the slack because of the aisle Robinson sustained ACL injury back in week one. Not saying that they. Intended for this year to be the year they would win a playoff game because of the fact they could throw the ball for 300 yards. But if you're gonna say there's not gonna be to pick sixes by this defense and that therefore does not gonna go off and yeah Blake world you have to find a way. He's video quarterback and I understand. The point he made earlier this week about you know if people wanna say that I still suck well people still say LeBron James suck which is ridiculous what's the point was. You're never gonna Oprah's everybody. This is an opportunity for two peas a lot of. He's America appease the people to give them listen or appeasement game and then be out on the last game of the weekend some people think maybe the best you never know with saints going out to Minnesota. From a side of the ball that's saints' offense against that Minnesota defense. Really got a memo tells us about I think that the best way I can describe this game was this feels like the game least likely to be a blow out right. Now blob potential is in effect for and you the other games and they get a lot of people's estimation. Is it doesn't is gonna be good when no matter what. Well like better than that vikings' defense of the saints' offense as I teach visually appear to got a temporary or cheese pizza right that there is not a right or wrong answer I don't there's a right answer that hook up a running up front runner by law to your wife Kyra but the sultan. We're pretty clear about that choose between Joe's our eyes of those another answer I like now that I visited that just getting a lot of yeah. It is there's a deep as those in dollars or to finish this year they've been really stinking good. Let's see nobody seems to talk and no one talks I'm and we talked about a little bit the other day. Terence Newman is the rarest of all athletes in in football he's a 39 year old. Cornerback that's bawling that's like finding Getty yes like discovering big foot and those kind of players just don't exist anymore and what's at I have fight to put a place of location prod the yadier bigfoot in United States. It would be Minnesota poll find without Phelan as there are not ideal ice fishing that's right but yet his defense is the real deal and they're good and all three levels for it we know some of the names of front of the note ever seen Griffin. Is awesome to deal hunters and play every should know because he could beat. One of the next great pass for his already service thousands of as a great pass treasure but don't be surprised if he has a fifteen taxis at some point in his career. The linebackers Anthony Barr or Kendrick. Obviously played together at UCL a they're both very very good players and then the secondary. You know that's my eggs immersed calling card Mike Zimmer their head coach and certainly very influential in their defense. That's what he has always coached which is part of the reason why Terence Newman is in Minnesota after playing for Zimmer. Of course in Dallas often places. But Bigelow players that have made massive. Leaps this year for Minnesota. Anderson Dale's been very productive free safety for them this year. How much freeway entryway into for a first round pick out of Michigan State I think played one snap his drew he sees them in like eight. Is a very small my reps teeny tiny percentage of the defensive snaps ever is a bust bust what do you do and taken a first round pick and a guy can even play. He's a Boller now for them when they find ways to just like. Dennis get the guy in the program will take care of them in the weight at least be taken Garrett. Divas the good and all three levels and against the saints office is unbelievable low levels as well. Played at home Minnesota. Based have been a stone wall to be very difficult for the sentinel that mean in except that are less than America here foreigner. I'm going talk all the way around four teams at home I will take the patriots and Eagles on Saturday illegals are the guys on dissenting in that way. In animals and antique. On the vikings at home. And then there's personally don't but I think it B games and had a chance to be the best ones will be the tee into Sunday I think that between Pittsburgh Jacksonville. But is that a new world those that do that I'm watching. For the potential of like goofy as ensuing the last five minutes of each game. Field minister DH you've always been a voice of dissent so I army we appreciate a second avenue left and right and we'll see what happens over the as we can double double get to that. New holiday trend you definitely haven't considered and may be you should do the work for this person. We've got precedent now in fact we got president plus we'll get to set but the best we can with a five point stance and another addition of over Unger when we come back on golden window. Hum robot vacuum cleaner so yeah I got one gig I suck up there. So pardon my inferiority complex about guy code does so much more like not only can they save their customers money on car insurance if they got fast and friendly claims service to and an award winning mobile. Plus access to licensed agents 24/7. Whom I can't I can't even do corners follow choking hazard. Geico I expect great savings and a whole lot more.