Dec 7, 2018|
The guys talk with ESPN NFL Front Office Insider Louis Riddick about Patrick Mahomes before going through their 5-Point Stance and more.
The guys talk about the big AFC West matchup between the Chargers and the Chiefs with Louis Riddick before bringing in Tim Kurkjian, Tedy Bruschi and more.
The guys talk with Professional Sports Handicapper Gianni Karalis before going through the Five Point Stance on the NFL and more.
The guys talk with ESPN NFL Analyst Tedy Bruschi about the Chargers/Chiefs game before playing "Love It Or Shove It" with Bubba and more.
The guys talk with ESPN NFL Front Office Insider Louis Riddick about his Bears prediction before talking with MLB Insider Tim Kurkjian about the Winter Meetings and more.
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What do appointment by oil and their their story line going into next year and that's really what to talk about now with them is the quarterback position after giving played portals the extension. Through a season in the offseason which are all I had life. They benched him for Corey Kessler who's been starting now but they're seasonal orbit Tennessee definitely needed that one more got a looked good in the win but I still don't feel like we know what that team is or know what that team can do. Now aides seemed like Dick came off the backs of abnormal production of very abnormal production from Derrick Henry and still you saw enough things out of Marcus Mario ordered the inconsistency. The middle of the pack kind of play. Despite their easy schedule down the stretch doesn't really have me feeling great about them being a legitimate playoff contests no they don't. All but they they did win a playoff game last year souls who what happens going Ford Lewis vertical join us in just a few minutes but let's start. What's trending you have these comments from Big Ten mr. Jim Delany. He's considering removing divisions so in other words the best two teams at the top of the standings no matter where they worry. At the end will play in the Big Ten championship game dust you could avoid all I'll say played a four loss team like northwestern in the big right entitled. The Big Ten champ since they realigned it by five years ago have have come from the east has come for the big brown he's so basically. Here's here's an essence what they're saying. Saw Iowa State throttles Michigan and then they play four loss to northwestern team which is sitting at number 21 and get left out of playoffs and the thought processes. At the they throttled Michigan if they get a chance to play. Michigan again. Of warts Michigan was still ranked in the top ten. That's a better win if they would have beat them again to maybe get in the conversation. For the final four like we saw Oklahoma played Texas again. And that's are awarded better if you just take the divisions are way. Sort of been 31 loss teams in the Big Ten would've been Ohio State Michigan and northwestern but Michigan beat northwestern head to head. So would've been Ohio State and Michigan playing again. So they're thinking of doing that. I can I can understand them wanting to roared down that road to put their their conference and a better position. Are represented Dennett tinkering that goes on in the college football playoff Perez like this we saw the big twelve respond now I the first year adding a conference championship game going to just round Robin for that and now you're starting to see some of the benefits is directly what a lot of us believe kept them out of this just into. The big loss earlier in the year for them but. Based on the ground swell of momentum they got with just how old decisively they beat Michigan. You figure they could benefit of some of it looked just as impressive that time around vs an Oklahoma win where. They pulled away late against a Texas team to beat them earlier you wonder what could have been so these kind of alterations are adjusting. I'm still waiting for the big one which is the schedule overhaul where you give more power I teams consistently playing out of conference and across conference to get one against one. Sure referenced when a house they played Michigan this year was for if there or to play him again the next week Michigan with seven the council Ohio State could be a four and a seven instead of a four. And a 21 yet by the way I'm all for getting rid of that divisions does a one point they were called the legends and leaders to be if for no other reason they've got to go over so you said the mission would have been 77. No was a great. Speaking of that. SEC commissioner Greg sank he thinks UCF should look inward. And fix its strength of schedule problems in order to make the playoffs but say he was asked about UCF at the leader field in her college. A collegiate athletics form the commissioner of the SEC said look we were living up to expectations. And men's basketball so we upped our schedule and that's how we got better. Okay who was going this WCI for a this this should have been a cop a conversation five years ago correct so if you see app would have had. There what do they need to do look at the four site. At that point then and that's what you try and do and say. We need to schedule some big boys because schedules are made up that long in advance so that way they'd be on the schedule now going forward. Your point Triton and and Mike nobody who who's who's taken no upside fortunate got a conference game would you CF. Got a beta dugout before they started this undefeated run they probably could had some big big out of conference game set up which would be helping them right now if they be winning it. But right now that's going to be tough road for them to try get to big time opponents he. Is going to be back and I know it for them in January part of the conversation was whenever by the big twelve expansion is going on about UCF potentially being like one of those teams to join and that I feel like. That could be the avenue because he didn't make it very clear if you wore a group of five team is going do be an overwhelmingly difficult road. For you to reach the college football playoff based on the perception based on the performance of a lot of the teams in those conferences so that could be the brokers are right. Doing this part time trying to schedule those games for US UCF is going to be tough. As that team and as that school program gain value around college football you wonder big gets to the tipping point enough to work there would be value in bringing that team in that market over to your conference if you wanna be your right. As for years yet they should be knock on doors doing that one well trying to trying to get a here's UCF athletic director Danny white as I've said many times we are willing to play any power six program in the country. The challenge is that not many are willing to play us and that is the true that's true and that is there is no upside. For these guys to just schedule UCF some great shaky it sounds great. But understand practically it's impossible. I agree and I do another I think derive thing or Michael Doucet is right I think it's gonna have to be when they if they get into one of the par five conferences and win a conference expand and UCF was on that shortly as big twelve expansion got talked about guilt before last October they were up there along with Colorado State nine other schools that were odd talked about him that opportunity Shuster was also one of those that time period so some of the group of five teams received knocking on the door for awhile UCF does play Stanford and pit next year so low will see what else going forwards good again it's been two years since they lost a game. On the but that that is what I mean no yes no good not a conference game that's obviously a bit on the schedule it's it would I would imagine for a little while I'm here if you go when you get rebound years especially from Stanford. And Europe you get paid to perform and Pip played in the ACC champions they did say what you want about it not team from South Bend until they're not forever I don't know I tell you yes. And then there's this real love Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy for a lot of reasons Twitter. But he's also a man who like Alanis stir pays his debts even though this wasn't his debt. Well rob Benton who was called spin nosy on WW LS 91 bass parts Panama. In Oklahoma City made an auditor about this summer that the cowboys would win more than eight games during the 2018 season they didn't if that is 66. And apparently news Espinoza from does parts animal made a way to Gundy who wrote a check and a handwritten note to bozos it's. 150 dollar bet that was made so Gundy decided to cover forum and basically wrote a note with him. As well. One of the things that I Gundy said I've many high school buddies who consume way too much alcohol which leads to listening to talk radio yeah wrote this in a letter. Addressed to bet that included a personal check from Gandhi for 250 dollars. Should the rumor is you better and our team and lost your money we came up short so I thought. Be manly thing to do is to reimburse a guy for believing. In our team bank's real loyal support your favorite coach. Mike Gundy that. Gotta let you know what not shocking. Not jockey were you with my god that did that yes no I say boy did you see him the manly thing Phil yeah you wanted to do constantly reminding us drive toward aged checks himself quite much quite as much. As Mike Gundy but. No shock here that you would find his way into one of these situations could for Mike Gundy. Right guys check and thanks for understanding that all of plus it was two thirds of bucks if there was like a thousand commuter road. I think he could cover that easily upload what do you know. Five under was probably the cut off point but you know and thanks for understating greater audiences death god. I do is go doing go present about progressive insurance small business protection for more than vehicles with specialized coverages to protect against financial loss just not that's a 250 bucks from what -- almost they would make games more. At progressive.com. Okay as Mike senior you are finally realizing as June united been pathetically accurate on. Patrick Holmes is going to call for a regional walking in whenever scores studies reds in the program it NFL suicides and oh but other people are finally waking up to this reality. The Baltimore Ravens who will travel to Kansas City to play the chiefs are this Sunday there's two things you need to. Number one are going up against Patrick moms number two. They have the greatest name ever for their defensive coordinator. We Martin's. Not the game show no way mark mail just a another week Martin dale and he made what a junior I think is. Appropriate. Comparison. On who Patrick my homes reminds him. I think we'll Holmes is not Montana. To about San Francisco Montana to Kansas City to. You know so. And I mean I think he knows how everything's cyclical and you did it in the history repeats itself. I think you're seeing that combination between between Indian and and homes of Montana and and the lost and I really do. And Benny gave everybody a brand new car now it but the we thought we DP is can we slow it down a little bit on email. Ed and me zoo look hits zero you are the king junior Holbrooke I mean I. I'll admit I was wrong about what the Dow is gonna do this year but it always Joseph Montana well that's not us saying it that's wing Marco. And I understand there's a record I have yeah rescues that we season every day I museum I understand members bats a little much for me that that might be allocate. Hey wall won't want to. Well OK this didn't understand where he's saying the comparison in his mind is how our code in a lawyer wasn't says Joan Walsh on the field so it right then more homes is an extension of Andy Reid and I actually get that I do. Understand that he's making our job easier seabees kinda comparisons helping the media we don't need him they don't. Do you Dem out there are just helping those guys are related to now we're relieved of this is the level of continuity that you're talking mounting job there he's making our job easier what you think Wayne Schmidt I don't whoa whoa -- all the Smart things you stronger and a low low low a little -- except for that compares that I -- the coach coach player Summers ago I I do love a why why don't you just thank link those are things I was not expecting to be here this morning thanks wink and then thankfully we get the deal loop is agreeing with us and our guy. Lewis ready. There's a great reporting panel then okay. And pat balls and Joseph Montana the exact same exact order or lol this dealt with maybe less and got there will not luck yeah hey you saw what happened when you under sold this combination man. Like you don't wanna get on a no look I know license it likely will run you see going are you serious. Are you seriously go and here. And these guys are special well on it does that here here's here's the new prediction okay yeah spot. Fifteen and 5000. If you touchdowns. But doesn't know his own pace for dub born right. It's not you believe that it was said there must at third type stuff you relate any. No I think that's what you're working it is fear is public okay. Okay familiar you're right on the money big boy and and he has he has more than delivered. In terms of him being the extension on the field of Andy Reid I thought that was really very very had a good comparison. Now what. I sat down talk with the Andy out in Denver before they played the Broncos on Monday night a couple weeks ago. That's exactly he's what he said was that his. Relationship with this kid as far as sitting down trying to determine exactly what he's comfortable with what he likes the run. The kind of things that really make him feel good don't into a game. It is so easy and so natural so organic that he really never stress is about anything and if you know Andy. And he's kind of like that and he's very easy going very natural very organic although at the same time very detailed very particular as far as how he wants his offense run. But they comedy date this mess perfectly they have a synergy. That very much so is one where would anyone's done. Patrick takes on to the football building gets done and he is an extensive amount there and they are able to fight through adversity some of the adversity that they had already. And neither one of them average panicked they always feel as though they have a way to figure it out. And it's this it's flat out special they told me this from day one they told me the kid was gonna do special things. They told me he was wired differently on top of the fact that he just has it very unique skill set that of the license you have seen a long time. It is all coming to fruition and in right now and here's the thing here's the thing that people don't really realize about this kid or maybe they do. He is unquestioned leader on this football team already earlier in the veterans have given it to. The veterans have asked for the veterans want him. To be the one who stands apart the football team's in tunnel leads them gives under the direction. And tells them when to keep working when things are going good and when they get and went to not get down and continue to you don't work on when things go bad it's guys like Justin Houston it's not like Eric Berry who said. It's his team. I take it he's taken it over. Every real quick two to say what is on pace where he's on pace for over 5200 yards as well as Ben Roethlisberger by the way and on pace to 54 touchdowns so he's on pace to lose that I learned that he had tried to start. A ball is on the all 1000 descending to cut off as the fact that. Remember now. This is a kid who in his first year as a starter is doing this Ben Roethlisberger has been around for a long time correct and Roethlisberger is played with Antonio Brown for a long time he's played for Mike Tomlin for a long time. This is Patrick Holmes first full year as a starter. His person that's ridiculous. What he's going what he's don't we may not see done for a long long time it ever again. What he's going is special he's up first year starter coming from an offense that everyone said. His skill set when he knew in college what translate what's going on in the NFL so that also speaks to. This the kind of coaching job that Andy Reid is doing right now I ask this question on tour less and although all talking about Brian Kelly and a it's your team and mr. school I was trying to say it's a debate coach of the year but what I was saying was this. What does it mean to be like coach of the year what exactly are the criteria for that because if we re using codes of the year for what he's going for Patrick loans right now. I don't know this. Now we talk to Lewis critic Michelle -- all performance on our ESP NFL front office insider and it's actually righted shows up all the time especially knowing. When you're getting a guy that a lot of us looked at by young raw steel step after lewis' proclamations this summer. I am willing to write on fifty touchdowns 5000 yards I am not denying Louis Riddick any longer because it was overwhelmingly. Prophetic but I ask you Lewis with this team now you said. Unquestioned leader atop their division right now what you look very closely followed by a chargers team that they beat we wanna get ready to face in a couple weeks as you look down the stretch rule both of these teams have do you think there's any shot at the chargers were led by one of those veteran quarterbacks Philip Rivers have a chance of catching them. So are the very much to look the this season a very tough three game stretch so. Coming up for them and they know they know that this right here it's kind of the moment of truth for them is starting with the ravens on Sunday. And this is a football team the ravens I can give them a lot of problems because they have a running attack that could absolutely just drives them crazy. Eat up a lot of time with clock keep tactical football field. And basically due to them what the cowboys did to say it's. Which is you don't play great defense run the football and frustrate the heck out of you to the point where all of a sudden now all you look up and you don't have that many possessions in your dog fight. So they know that they need to played some of their best football over the next three weeks. They know that the chargers. But Philip Rivers is one of the very very best they know that they can not afford to have any let downs at all. They FC west is fight is interesting of the division as there is because you can't forget about Denver either. Denver right now. Although the hot you know the injury to Emanuel Sanders brutal greatly brutal it's community it's awful it's awful but I mean they they are Tina right now starting to hit their stride. And they have got some of the components that you need to win in today's game in namely. They have two guys who can absolutely just terrorize the quarterback in southern Von Miller so this the visit is very very interesting here down the stretch in the chiefs as good as they've been. They know they're right now when they had to put the pedal to the floor more so than after. I as far as let let let's put a ball on a team and I want to you know from from former player that you were and front office so Jacksonville loses last night we know there are seasons over after what they had last yourself. For a start from a player standpoint what's going on in that locker room if you are a player on this team. And then from the front office side what's that first meeting going to be like when the season is over like what the hell just happened. Doubt from a players standpoint what does this team. If someone that team right now excessive alt talk about from the defense side of the ball since that's where played and I Valentin word defense is dominating offense is kind of lagged and you can get very frustrated. When offense isn't carrying their weight. And they can affect your performance although I will say this there's something wrong Obama player on the football team I'm going in a phone not one of the leaders on going we'd like leadership on this football team. We do we know that we are run such a team that has led barred defense and is led by turnovers and we need to get that offense has many opportunities as possible but right now. This is a front running football team on that side of the football. In particular last night it was exposed for just that it don't get me it's Thursday night they're traveling and they can't you know it's always though you know that the the road team always has. Difficult time really raise their level play on Thursday night games what they did last night was embarrassing you see is some of the highlights right now. The one run the sixteen yard run ugly was in the third quarter that there can be had for a touchdown you saw guys literally and I'm telling you and Mike you you noticed you saw guys going on not hidden them. I'm not tackling him business decision in this. It's there it's not it's not worth it to me and that is a problem. In a balls above the government team right now I'd be I'd be worried about the next phase two when you talk about which is what does the front office going to do. Because right now I guarantee Tom Coughlin is like beside himself coming out of the skull that are trying to figure out. Why this football team could shut out Andrew Luck one week then the next week turnaround and it's absolutely lay an egg not played bad lay and dragon but they need wanna be there. So how much addresses team won I've got to figure out quarterback that's. Obvious we have to be more than just the one dimensional run such a football team so that means what are my door wide receiver whereas the weaponry gonna be like around whatever Mike quarterback's going to be. Hopefully we can keep are often the line healthy because all pencil line help really hurt them. Now on the defense of side. I'm looking at the scheme. And I'm looking at the leadership on this football team particularly at linebacker and at safety going. Who's the guy who when where absolutely didn't run through like we were last night is gonna say you know what guys. This is an on the fact that the office thinks this is don't vote isn't on the fact that we know all year long we've needed to you know. Really raise our level play and help that's on the ball this is on us and right now. We got a problem they are nobody on that side of the ball will do that you tell me who the leader is that defense. That's it there this isn't the signal caller it's not W Smith though it's not miles jacked. It's not very church on the very troops are less it's not those guys. It's it's they don't let that they're right now are led by. Dylan rams it right and media most visible player on a football team and he has gotten so the rest of the league stunk and yet they're just didn't want to ruin smacked around like you they look like a bottle. Tier of deep they are witness attest fixate exactly and he's alluded to the fact that you'll miss me when I'm gone souls who had that big a mess they got a clean up it's amazing some teams can't handle success and it seemed like the Jacksonville Jaguars this year couldn't handle success Lou. You junior and I can handle the success of Patrick Holmes we're drag you along one fellows like him in radio host with a South Carolina they're good -- Mazda although I got up there are those will document every week yes you got guys that your life that he is on pace for over 5200 yards and 54 Todd American ally when Lewis said. First I thought it was going first. Hall of Famer and but what I thought usually and I'm sure that sin and generally don't like it better be going. Do far. Well no I'll walk you know I just obliges a med reading your dart to Louis but the MVP of the league and obviously not a talker blogger injure coming W bush holds you can imagine baseball team in terms of excellence. But go up the food in their own personal house of wars up up up. I smoking. Always affected my daily life because I was a closet smoker it really sort of controlled my entire day. 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Our five point stance is brought to you by Geico fifteen minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance visit us. Geico dot com or call 1809 force of a UT you guys ready ready let there dude yeah. Papers it is so good patriots at the dolphins lots to get into here. Oh win on Sunday would clinch the patriots tenth straight division title. Which would extend their NFL record. According to realize sports bureau will you join the Atlanta Braves as the only franchises from NFL NBA MLB or NHL to at least ten straight division dot. Listen it's incredible what they've done we talked about them ad nauseam and other Super Bowl so I mean what they're about to do deserve all they actually did get. A look at our from the Miami side that Miami's in this. Second wild card playoff hunt this team that won their first three games this season their first loss by the way it. Was that knew him and I got smoked 38 to seven we're building up Miami they were three and all they went down to Foxborough and got absolutely throttled their cell. Now they get the patriot debt at home they play him a little better at home let's see what they can do. They finish up with doing at Minnesota home to Jacksonville and buffalo so the last two teams on that schedule are are out of the playoffs all from Miami side event. We'll be interesting to see what they can make out of this season as they are still. It would seem deciding about what their quarterback position is going to be going forward. Quarterback position has been injured like the group trying to protect humans from a lot of interior line injuries that have. Had guys in and out of a lineup through this year renewal rights can help me in and out of the lineup this year but doc you're right a lot of incentive towards the end this year for a team work. I mean Adam days has been trying to constantly figure out what he has and it's been a very imperfect judgment. Of what she's been able to do as they had. To address that team is a couple of things we also need to consider here are statistically which are remarkable. Ought not only would they win their tenth straight division with a win on Sunday it would also be their tenth win of the year. And that means the New England Patriots would tie the record held by the San Francisco 49ers who had sixteen. Straight seasons of at least ten wins. Sixteen straight seasons of at least ten wins that is unbelievable. New thing in yourself the patriots are healthy they're good you know our Josh Gordon is fitting in settlements there Sony Michelle Rob Gronkowski it's all coming together. They are so good on the road in December Tom Brady's teams when he starts 25 into on the road in December except in Miami. They are one and 51. In five on the road in Miami. We take. I norm. I'm I'm really tempted to take the tortured are going to and it I think. Okay you're right against the spread might be a different story because these games always tend to be weirdly close down their two if nothing else but. Listen will have Tedy Bruschi and your little bit later ominous task was always have problems out there it's what he fifteen all they said it was beat the dolphins the final week of the season home field advantage they lost. The Peyton Manning came off the bench against the chargers week seventeen and I got home field advantage for Denver. Well all that played out in the AFC champs in my out. Section so otherwise known as deep packet Montana game. The chief said the number was Torre dolphins in the general this season of course what the ravens have a number one scoring defense all. I bet there's a sat out one number one matches against number one it's like you've done this before yeah according to our friends of the Elias Sports Bureau. It'll be the sixth time in the last twenty seasons the number one scoring offense meets and aboard scoring defense in week ten or later. The offense one for the previous five now Lou. And this is one of those where. Because of the circumstances again you lean on your defense even more and different to players notes I've been down this road work. The offense I you have to change quarterback you have. It is straight no. But you know you can't really rely and his arm if you need to they're not good way to shoot out against Kansas City Chiefs they're just not going to. Lamar Jackson's not there yet so this is really a lot. I'm a defense for Baltimore and I talk about the years in Philly. When we were hurt at the quarterback position. And our offense to struggle how the defense needed to carry team that would need to go on here. While Lamar Jackson is improving as a passer and -- dangers he can be as a runner as well in this one. Tough road the hero of all I think for Baltimore get tougher over Baltimore. Just because they've been different if you look especially you know the last few games tend to be the sample size most teams prioritized. Even if you look at the last three or four games Baltimore's been a top five defense on third down the problem is the chiefs are among the better teams in the N adult eating out even long third downs and kind of big play ability to have. And they rip off so much yardage in the first and second down they often don't mean that what's going to be mentioning is the continued adjustment we know obviously why Korea and one is out of a lineup but how the adjust with wherein there now full time at running back with the rest of the guys. They have there and trying to make that a part of this against the south Baltimore defense. Well they also bring back chart can request so I think that they're gonna have normal rotation going into this I think they'll still be committed to the run. Because they know you still have to defended it just will be as explosive right. As there was with cream and speaking of explosive. The chiefs need to score a 163. Points down the stretch are basically averaged 41 points a game. The top the 2013 Broncos for the most points scored in a single season which was to 600 sick a lot about your mean I don't think that's program. Meanwhile the colts six and six app hopes you're right I messed up thank you. Set Texans Bob glad I am so excited. The colts six and six at the Texans. The colts starting tackles able to stones on brings Smith did not start against the Texans in week four where JJ and Judy Winkler on each had two sacks a piece of course you know the Texans are. I mean how how awful is that your plane JJ watt and and today beyond clowning injured two tackles are starting in the game. I mean that one recipe for disaster and I'll show they had zero points on that. Lux and getting him do well or that we've seen in the beginning of the season are used to one miss and week four I believe was in overtime 3734. Are you should just roll and right now Mike I I know. Not me but some talk about we're not sure we get out of Houston and are they up there are the big boys are nose have weapons ever our national. Offensively and defensively you wanna say the old line may be for Houston can be a little sketchy at times okay. But Houston's got a role right now for Indy finish with Houston Dallas the giants and then Tennessee fighting for that second playoff Al wild card spot. And we know as much as anything this time of your health can be Paramount you talked about those tackles being out earlier in the year or not being in the lineup at that point. For Indianapolis right now I think the question is Lou you've got an injury report. A mile wide coming up this week as far as guys that didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday guys that. As you get later in the week are going to be a real issue some of them including Ryan Kelly there senator who I don't injury the last couple years in an offensive line that has been one of the strengths of their team in this stretch so in the limited weapons they have because Eric you bronze on the injury report the Bakken an illness to you why Hilton's on the injury report the shoulder oil already went dot IR last week also limited weapons around Andrew Luck are they going to be healthy enough to even give them. Chance in this game and they need to be healthy against that defense look I think we all think we feel like we trust the chargers. And may be the chiefs and and obviously the patriots more than the Texans. But the streak is what the street and there's I got a role lots I think are under appreciated for what they're during right now I totally agree. A sport clips championship haircut experience makes you feel like your hair has its own block that music maybe you play sports. 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The cowboys defense is getting it done allowing eighteen point six points per game this season just by the ravens for fewest in the NFL that the only defense that is yet to give up thirty. And their four game winning streak started when they played and beat Philadelphia in Philadelphia on Sunday Night Football at. Why seven point it'd be and there's a monster game for Philadelphia. Who obviously they have they have a tough schedule playing at Dallas then at the rams and then home to Houston and that is the rural before they finish up. At Washington so Philly needs this win than those put the season series and the be tied. Offer first place when obviously those tough games still left on the schedule WMA action espn.com. Analysts expert picks. How many people chose the Eagles. You are the only one the all league won and where my overall second to traders knows you're say a 144 and 68 tray is 12765. Brigades edited out. I notice as you you're golden eagle eye while the Eagles on the all we want that one where the eagle you don't like you must know inspired by linebacker who moved Ruger hill now. Moos looks. Idea by the way guy who has. Zero forced fumbles on the year. Odd 29 tackles and zero sacks and he was the one that said the cowboys always joke look at their record so we're gonna make a joke again really. I don't the market soars when it would source talked about what you wanna do to a team this guy kind of ripped. The cowboys and that's it and is a player kind of is really write a check in pencil it's beyond just someone else asked to catch him. Guess Lawrence gave us really flashy coach speak that's exactly right punch people about this is real stuff like this is actual bulletin board material though did you body bag like buddy from Texas that is talking junk before that Oklahoma gets all all -- Hager to our soccer and those facts so let me shoot you know Zach mart about as well as anybody will Zach Martin's trying to exact some revenge on this guy or his exact kind of guy that would do that I mean this whole going to be the kind of group to do that but they're going to do and sound. Island the one thing that they value in this group you don't hear a lot of talk despite their names being what brought up all the time. You don't hear a lot of talk about it is this an old school group C at the tribute every victory formation a tribute to those old cowboy I got offset that out on their eyes these guys appreciate that Cortes sound the Marshall earth a lot of other guys. Always talk about let me laid the end of the day douse a better team right now write about it here their defense is playing exceptionally well. They have more of a home run hitter Mark Cooper than they've had a while and they have the rushing attack with. Always seek Elliott so they're playing better right now Phillies can really need to be on their game for those who by the way I love deck press gut response when he was about to of this sub sort of linebacker talking smack. Lucas did increasing. And ultimately got it from home but when his where about winning. When it. We're focused on ourselves in this locker room about when we probably wouldn't get better each unit plays this game I mean really this week you know political. I tell you the one thing that worries me is we talked about the cowboys winning on Thursday said it was a short week actually wasn't it played on Thanksgiving the Wii Sports that they had a full week going into that Thursday game of the centerpoint are the -- this into play on Thursday and I was right both going in the ban on full rest I'm always a little nervous about teams like this like the cowboys were we were -- -- so long and then one game immediately -- assault in the other direction right now well this seems primed for regression with his team that that's possible but to me this is more about the four game winning streak that they've been on where they've rediscovered an -- we should hand the ball numbered one. Right. All I will say for the Eagles they're getting more to the running or Josh Adams is he can be healthy. Golden Tate is more incorporated into the offense right now he's still a sack or two at fourteen catches for buck 45 the first time they played so. I think Philly has gotten better on the offensive side they've got healthier at the offensive tackle spots to rights is a beat problem for an earlier on and again if Fletcher boxer Chris longer Graham said this. Away. In the and we finish of the five point stance. Ram exactly. Street Paul leads the bears and receiving this year with 659 yards he's one of three running backs leading his team in receiving this season McCaffrey and James White the other for the Panthers and the patriots respectively. We believe Mitchell too risky will be back to this yes but will it be enough. Well I mean what one of the things they mess because we've talked about Mitch and his throwing the ball down the field and the trustee. He throws a lot of shorter passes IG Colin being the lemurs cigarette. And instead of going downfield more. Mattel or what they miss they miss is running. They miss his ability to get out of the pocket and have to worry about the danger that he can be running the ball now he's coming off a shoulder. He's usually been pretty Smart we're getting out of bounds or sliding down and he even said when he got hurt he goes I went down in a bad way and it got hit it wrong to to jam his shoulder. But that today mess and and I I certainly believe he's going to play. And that needs to be an element in this game it needs to be and certainly. You know when you can if you like the rams who get after the quarterback especially the leading sacker air Donald. You're gonna have to escape some and that's something that he can do so that's what I look for him either throwing on the run or running to gain some yards. And in this bears' defense has a chance to make up a lot of ground herta on the way that we think about offense and defense the NFL coming off a vet Thursday night game where the cowboys went out there and asserted a lot of dominant defensively. I'm what we looked at as the best offense league in the saint so the rams have been in that conversation at times. Kim what the bears do on defense stymied at all especially on the road for the rams listen. Do we think the here's the question do we think the bears can score and off no matter who plays to keep up with the. No so that's why it's on the defense to keep the scoring down for the programs would have limited and the beauty of it is the MVP in the league will be playing in the real real real all -- dial that in about how else that the bears are averaging 29 point two game and the rams are averaging 3334. Point and the fact that. My name is Lauren I'm 33. I didn't want my identity. To be the smoking mom my first experience with jewel I do remember. Being like this is good it's it's it's like a cigarette at nine. I don't miss smoking at all like I can officially say it grosses me out. 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