Jan 11, 2019|
The guys talk with ESPN NFL Front Office Insider Louis Riddick about Antonio Brown and more before going through their "Five Point Stance" and more.
Day 1 of the NCAA Championship Tournament is done and how are your brackets holding up. The NFL is looking at changes in the way that they review penalty plays.
Bruce Pearl joins to talk about the win last night and Gianni Karalis talks about how the betting books are looking after yesterdays games.
Dan Dakich joins the guys to talk about the brackets after yesterdays games, Bubba joins for Love It or Shove it and the guys believe that Izzo is a good coach.
The guys talk with Damien Woody about who is top of this year QB class, if the NFL should implement a Sky Judge and That Bites.
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Despite the fact that Russell Westbrook had 2424. Says set a career high and thirteen boards. I mean really quickly and west for 24 assists. And that include. US 4424 and thirteen the first player in NBA history that stat line that is starting a metal markets holders who bought a career high 56 points. This Horry three point shooting machine I mean this is something that is kind of out liar they hit alternative threes in the first half finished sixteen of nineteen from three point land. Oh by the way LaMarcus Aldridge did not attempt. 13 point shot. And scored 56 point third most in spurs' history David Robinson in 94 scorched every one George Herbert and 78. Scored 63 and then Thursday LaMarcus orders Aldridge scored the 56 congrats to Greg Popovich he jumped another wrong on the all time wins list has an MBA head coach. He is now third. On that list of passing Jerry Sloan he now trails only Wilkins and I'll my god tar out of Germany just I just drew a blank on. Otto my drum like all Don Nelson jobs are. He's out he's under Nelson he's a 110 from Lenny Wilkens and honored thirteen from Don Nelson saw another you know finish this year probably in the two years after that ended that season no no break right. Yet the most rarefied air of north reserve for Gregg Popovich and I said before so much over what we celebrated with pop was in conjunction with Tim Duncan you know the partnership fair player and a coach what they accomplished together over so many years and now with timber tired. And quite frankly I would call why Leonard moved on the wave of this team change shape so quickly. You really are gaining an appreciation for the continued coaching effort to Gregg Popovich or what it means to this team to have that force consistently there just a craze. He things that happen in this game 301 combined points the most. In and not all star game because obviously there were 400 all star game since December 7 2006 on the suns beat the nets in double overtime. Westbrook tripled bubble. There's only one of the players ever 24 point 24 assist night and LB Isaiah Thomas in 19854. LaMarcus Aldridge the first the first player with a at least fifty points and Tony Parker had 55 in 2008. And then how about this Gregg Popovich and is team don't really like the three point her. This set the record for the most accurate three point shooting of all time mitigate minimum fifteen attempts. Sixteen of nineteen from three point range of front 84 point 2% and let's just say Gregg Popovich all around pleased. You know he's he's been a beast all yearlong points. You know he's anchors us at both ends of the floor. He do last juries do Fisher too so he's he's just been fantastic and obviously. Did a great night. He certainly did it was a viral markers all markets are there have great night all the way around certain graduation to the spurs as they take care of the fund. Meanwhile we're still waiting for the lingering groin issues to be resolved. With LeBron and the lakers Mike they play Friday night in new talk tonight he is not going to be. Nobody here we are with the statement per of the lakers. He is being cleared to increase uncorked functional. Basketball movements as opposed to a non functional. Basketball movement so he can do functional things on the court clerk to do that is missed eight games to be another three or fours can be around probably the same amount of time stuff curry missed. We see how stuff couriers come back and seem to have no problems no lingering problems with that right now so this is one you just might as we know you gotta make sure. As you you begin to re occurring injury here that is obviously bad news. But I do look at the glass half full I gave these lakers especially younger players a chance to play without LeBron and Hewitt they can do. Yeah it is it it's a reminder that we don't need to see LeBron James off the court anymore to know what value he brings to teams you know you can read all the stats about. Their record rhythm off the court their point differential to its into the negatives when he's been off the floor for them in these last eight games points per game goes down all these different things what we know that about LeBron James we know this lakers team is only eight playoff outfit with LeBron James and so we just have told that final between yes a development period for Brandon enormous some of these younger guys like him and who's not vs also you need to get LeBron back or all that development doesn't really matter and it just ends of being the extended tryout for these young guys going into the offseason. Then again it looks like he's gonna miss at least we to a Mets in the teams that he's playing there's gonna miss this calculated it's so. Where's it's at tonight against you drug Chicago Bulls. And then decreasing cavaliers got stuck in the cap document catalog ducking and yeah part of what the hot Digg but now they're LeBron James has ducked in the cavs want no part of the rate in 34 season. Howard's camp will find out he's back in time for their next game Thursday which would be Oklahoma City the team is gone three and five in the is that. You know what I'm just say George you guys today described. And what she does for notre name's Norman basketball last year again the semi against Connecticut in the finals against what was it about Mississippi State don't two win has been nothing short of incredible. Not having no slow starter at times that you did that again last night but she scored 263 game high thirty in the second half. As number one Notre Dame beat number two. Will more eighty to 68 game is closer than that this was a move blacks had to leave by two at halftime Notre Dame was single digit lead in the second half than normal keep making the calls and in the end. They pulled it away a little bit congrats to wreak as she is now the third leading scorer Notre Dame history. Behind Skyler Diggins number one Beth Morgan number two what one verses to match a UConn since their loss to Baylor trays Baylor Bears a jaw dropped to number three. Notre Dame will stay now number one at least for the time. You gonna say number one in the undefeated pairing of Rican grumble while I. Adam I mean I'm an all purpose always makes for compelling three theater and just give us a little taste like obviously you don't want your best stuff in the regular season Notre Dame were and that we used to do that they would beat UConn in the regular season and then losing seasons put the script does last year so now we've learned to give the best stuff. But we still buzzer beating three pointer and and the third quarter just seeing her anatomy go through the mechanics of that now ready for the term for the once heard a March Madness. There well oiled machine they seem to be pretty much a well machine at this point despite their one little slope of on the season. And we finish your book what's trending with a sad note really at 31 it looks like tennis great Andy Murray has come to the and of his playing days. At a very emotional news conference in Melbourne in advance of the Australian Open which you can see on the ESPN family of networks coming up. In just a little bit. He announced that this is going to be his last year in tennis retiring at the age of 31 because he just cannot get back over the hip issues he said. He suffered a ESP hip injury had surgery in January 18. And here was a very emotional Andy Murray announcing that he hopes he hopes he can end his career at the place of his greatest triumph. Wimbledon. You know spokesman Tim and and I told him that. You know I can. You can keep an ignorance and the but I needed to have like an end point. Who pitches. It was sort of just just playing with no idea when does so with that the pain was gonna pins can install. And tonight I felt like it. Making that decision. You know if assessment team like I think I can kind of get through this and so. Until Wimbledon that is where we're light salute that that that's where would like to stop. Stop playing. But I'm I'm also not certain unable to do that. Stuff yeah out 33 grand slams won in 2013 at Wimbledon the first the first a British man to do it since. Fred Perry 1936 that was a very cool moment. But former athletes employed there are certain ways to go while there's during mean your bike work. Nobody want you anymore no matter how many times you're have played if you're hired through the where they say nobody calls anymore there's. Going on your own terms playing your last year winning the championship and going out or you calling the shots. And then there's you know what your body is breaks out and the player knows that for anybody else they understand. You know what. She endured at the level I need to do it anymore. Yup I got put down some like Lanny from a mice to man you hit across the water there all right its all gonna show off hot shots. And her as a really good by the way it's different he had to set a meet Andy Murray you know gosh he meant so much to the UK there was yep that was just. Funny which is sad thing but like that they do they called the Indio meter. Whenever he won he was very British and every loss users gotten you know I walked off and he has a very British moments. For the UK including the first Wimbledon men's singles champions Fred Perry 1936 and 2013 you won an Olympic gold medal of rubble and and toy twelve in the wanted to get its wanna succeed that was fortunate to be part of our. He has been coverage of Wimbledon that year and it would. I can't put into words how much. Andy Murray meant to that entire nation that entire United Kingdom so it is really I hope he plays all the way Wimbledon will be gets a chance to walk on that cathedral. And those grass courts one last time. Okay we'll see what happens with a any Oregon for starting with the Australian Open but we got the good stuff this weekend. But the big story out of the NFL playoffs this year and since the first came out of the gate. Includes future hall of Famer Patrick Holmes who better. And to start talking about the divisional round playoff than our guy and a leader of the three ring circus when it comes of the Ferrari at the front office insider. Louis Riddick a list before we get into the match ups real quickly are you surprised at how open and honest Art Rooney is about being. Trading commodity potentially like Antonio Brown. Nine I think fairways BC was the fact though that this is this become a relationship that has not gonna work that a pretty much swings to the side of being flat out toxic. In this is an organization they're really kind of really. Let's things work themselves out and nice structured. Linear way meaning. But ownership owns general managers manage coaches coach players play. And when the owner comes out and then you're on people sort talking about things. As far as individual players are concerned with their futures. Are gonna look like on that football team when the Steelers do that. You can tell it's a it's a big deal it's a big situation it's something that done. That really has run its course and there's not much else to say about it I think you'll see you'll see a B on a different team and that'll be that. No moonwalk. Lewis I'm I've been stunned by eighteen with a all the firepower office or in the number five ranked defense is well. In a blue collar steel city of Pittsburgh. I've never seen so many diva moves from albeit. Lay beyond bell to a Antonio Brown to Bennett times to the offensive line speaking out about lady and Al. It's been somewhat stunning and you just said. This is an organization where management manage coaches coach players play. How this is somewhat fallen apart can you assign blame in areas to this. Well I I think I mean there's there's. Obviously there is quite poignant plea blame going around in and you know I don't I don't wanna get into too much about it you know. Who whose feet it's really fallen below lets us put it this way all right and I'm a big Mike Tomlin supporter I'm a big fan I've spoken with Mike and I really respect the guy and think he's brilliant I think he. Is gonna have one of those types of all seasons where he really assesses. His coaching slash management style as far as how much in the way he gives his players. And how much he allows them to quote unquote express themselves and be themselves. And when it starts to really kind of fly in the face. The things that he's trying to accomplish as a coach. And I think that's fight gonna be seated you know power of betting guy that's that's where you're gonna see. The biggest amount of change and that's the guy who can really affect the most change. As far as how these things play out how much. You know this team is dealing with distraction of course you know. Chemical over the general manager can always. Go back and rethink some of the profiles of players that he's brought in there but love and you're not to go back and say the president never drafted let me on bill well listen never drafted Antonio Brown as ridiculous these guys there. These guys even the premium players it's just the mat it's a matter of though. How much you let them con dot. Operate outside of the framework of what you're trying to establish as a head coach and I think. That if you hold it sounds like dump assessing blame and putting the blame on Mike Tomlin but I think he is the one who will have the most power. To affect how this football team conducts itself going for obviously. Pardon Lewis critical of those on the shell Pennzoil performance Ina Lewis before we get to the games coming up this week and we did have a tonic coaching hiring we filled six of the eight jobs. So far in the NFL and what have you made of this wild swing towards the young offensive and in a lot of ways unproven. Coordinators quarterback coaches that have ascended the ranks to these head coaching position is what feels like ahead of schedule for a lot of guys. Well look I mean you can really sum up Mike when you look at what the comets were they came out of Arizona when mr. Bidwell started talking about why he liked Kliff Kingsbury. He mentioned nothing about leadership characters organizations. You know it's no it's nothing about visions he maintenance and nothing about. You of the kinds of things that he that. The cliffs present it to him and as far as what he wanted to put in the place to get this team to the next level all he talked about. Was did you see how good does office is worth Texas Tech did you see the point that they put up did you see this did you see how they vote. He was excited about the fact that he thought that maybe he he did a little bit of what cliff was doing the Texas Tech. There for him in Arizona. And really it was about how can cliff positively affect Josh Rosen and how can he make it exciting to go to Arizona Cardinals football games together because we're cliff started talking. And people started asking him questions about what made this job attractive and do you do you have any. Candidates in mind as far as coaching staff and in particular on the defense side of the ball. You really have any answers it was really just about yeah how long it's gonna really lean on Steve time here to my left. And you know he's got some longer really have to rely on that and if so. What did you talk about during this interview process. What is it that sold you on him other than the fact that. He had some high powered offenses led by Patrick Holmes at Texas that tell me what else that's the two that didn't really were sold along with him. And you cannot tell me that there aren't some coaches or some other coaches that are in the pipeline right now. Who are looking for head coaching opportunities that could have presented you with a much more comprehensive plan as the as the how to take your team. From the bottom of the league right now all the teams got the number one pick to a team that's you know respectable again and someone that's fighting for technicians tell me how that is. Ted tell me that there weren't that there weren't on the other coaching candidates that would fit that bill so really what I guess to really get narrowed down into kind of hit the point. That I wanna hit. Teams right now are looking for quarterback coaches teams right now are looking for guys that can strike up a relationship with their quarterback and put some points up on the board and generate excitement within their fan base. In everything else will fall secondary to that worry about all the other 52 guys on this roster later. Won't worry about the other side of the ball defense later we'll has figured out was hired him as a coordinator. And he can just sit over here according to defense and take notes and at the worry about him I does need somebody who can coach Mike quarterback. Put five wives out on the field go empty and just rolled all over the yard make it look like you know big twelve football and by the way if you haven't you the next on the fate that be nice. Too because that seems to be the buzz phrase and oh speaking of after the latest in the line of youngsters coming out is this is being reported that Zach Taylor. 35 year old Zach Taylor. Whose job this year he's the quarterback coach. For Sharma today and the Los Angeles rams may be the favorite for the Cincinnati Bengal job and everybody -- oxidant Sean McVeigh you're losing your. I'd if you don't like them well and I'll also is looking like look at Andy Reid was quarterback constantly and it wasn't a coordinator before he got that good doubtful lucky I'm not saying they can't work. I'm not saying that you cannot identify a guy who many people worked tirelessly and on and then that guy turns out when you. Surround him with the right structure in the right help you cannot turn out to be champions it caliber. Head coach I'm just saying there's some other people this pipeline right now that I'd be hard pressed already do you would have a hard time convincing me. That some of the other guys right now are going on the head coaching interview circuit are not. More than qualified to run some of these franchises and take them to the places they wanna go. That's why did this is a very highly subjective subjective. Part of the game part of the professional football game in particular just look at the turnover since 2000. There has been just ridiculous amounts of turn over. With coaches and some of these coaches only get two years in one year. So that to me tells me that there is a flaw in this process and there are some inefficiency in this process and we'll see if there if that is when the play itself out based on some of the coaches that were hired this year. Our front office inside a Louis brick weather as we get set for the divisional round of the NFL playoff let's go on the field let's start with the chiefs hosting the colts colts are really good teams snow weather may be a factor. The previous three quarterbacks to make their playoff debuts this postseason wildcard weekend all lost. Where you are there concerns about the Ferrari Patrick Holmes in Kansas City. Mom gonna pick on the wind so it doesn't really matter I don't care what the play in and out. Brooke you're not you know I can't go against them now. But I'll tell you what there's there's some there's a significant level concern there in Kansas City and there should be based on how balanced the colts are. It's fit in particular on offense they can play the style of football that can really keep very difficult the football field because they have a dominant mean nasty offensive line. And I got the watch them up close and personal last week down in Houston in the wild card round night and just tell you this. They were doing some things that a Houston. Because not only can they get movement at the point of attack they keep their quarterback clean their quarterback hands habeas thought himself and he's got some stunt people to throw the football to. NTY Hilton American abroad so that c.s are gonna have all they can handle they're gonna have to play with a lead. They're gonna have to make sure that they can try and make the COLT has won the men's doubles possible meeting to throw it. And they've got three guys who can rush the passer very well and then they then you get to the match of that I really liked how the tees has structures. With. Which means that Rory is gonna have to be running at red line RPMs. For four hours three hours over politics at. Listen however long it takes we're gonna find out it should be a lot of fun at the chiefs have not won a home playoff game since Joseph Montana was quarterbacking them. In January of 1993 from one all Famer to another one tentative Patrick I'll like Biden and Chris battle I did so there as host team can't push it apartheid so our baby's going there and I don't need always amused bush himself have sex symbol Louis critical see what happens in the divisional round this weekend. Golden Ringo brought you've been wanting. 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Not trigger for a year out life as per year Alfred mayor for life were McGraw I heard now I know you practice were under five point Stanton and about ten minutes you're gonna tell us how to practice went. Heart good to know so let us do our deep dive now with the five point stance. Yeah it will start with the colts at the chiefs. Kansas City the football power next gives them I'm surprised by this might be 75%. Chance to win again. I'm surprised as well not everybody you heard us do our picks were Stu got yesterday forget all that we did that all eyes as a bad we had to go hop on to think these are the real picks. Now we're going to be doing here. Cultural and achieves if you have the snow here we know the colts are our dorm team. Does that make a difference not according to frank Reich who said you know the better team still win obviously. I do you just love the way the colts are playing right now you didn't see that she's for weeks all I know a lot of people are saying while this could be the place for an upset mom. I and I think I may call for that I'd love the way the O line is playing the defense for Kansas City is not very good I know Kansas City is going to score. But I I don't see why the colts can't be scoring right along with them and also controlling the ball along the way running with Mac bind that often collide. So I think governor call for the upset here and say the colts. Or Kansas City get the win I love it. I love witness called team has represented they have made offensive line play very sexy and palatable for the public. Quinton Alston a large part of that him in the matchup with Chris Jones in the middle is going to be one of them that are going to have a day. After we saw last week too much firepower on offense for me Kansas City there's just a step up we saw last week. Obviously Houston wasn't up to par couldn't protect as well better often the lining Kansas City more potency on offense Patrick Malone has been sensational against zone. General Los Peter great dive the other dad how. The skies are better well the colts but Grey's delay stepped up in offense at Calvert I think ultimately. Kansas City has been through this style of the op play against them enough to see it win. Look I don't need to tell the city chiefs fan they noticed their one and eleven in the last twelve postseason games they have won a home playoff game since Joseph Montana was coaching a quarterback met in January of 1993. NFL record six straight home losses. That ends tomorrow Paula Faire Patrick Holmes and let's not forget. Damian Williams has done a great job as the running nasty. Since taking over for Kareem month I think they'll get just enough from a ground game as well I like the Kansas City Chiefs to finally put an end to that narrative and take down a very very good. Indianapolis Colts team at home we continue yeah. What. Are we doing. The Dallas Cowboys have a nightcap Saturday as they traveled to Los Angeles. Our football power index has of the rams' winning 79%. Vegas is giving the rams a seven point they had their doubts that a cal was again and seven in this game. I you know you look at this in the rams are believer in the twenties like low 20s22 23. As far as yards giving up the game and this is what Dallas lives on we can talk about deck being better but deck is only gonna play. Better if the running game is working I'm sorry this point. If they're down two touchdowns and jackass to throw them back into the game and I'm just poured it on death. You are put on that all offense to me it's not built to come back that way so that rushing attack has to work against Israeli defense at which. For all the names in money they spent to bring in. They have not been as good as I thought they were going to be. I think still overall. I'd like the rams in this game the offense of what they can do is a great matchup against. Our Lawrence of that defense from the rush those two linebackers Vander Russian and I Jalen Smith and the way they're playing. But I just I do like the rams at home in this one with that week off girly. Healthy now finally tracks in for the first time since week fifteen you know will be huge weaponized program. I think for offensive line has gotten older especially in the middle having a healthy Todd Gurley has always ask what makes the other as a running back make is often the line batter batter is it vice Versa. And I think when the offensive line is struggled a bit in the middle the running backs ability that team can shine that much more to put them an advantageous positions they don't do a lot of things dramatically with that running back with their ground game but they do it very well when he's in the backfield I think they whim but I would be inclined to I was using the points here did the cowboys in the points I think it's gonna be a close game because of the way the cowboys can defend in the short area with those backers yeah we. We had as there are I had major tragedy in this paper dollars with diluted which would we end up going there you remembered to we take we did take that guy and taken a cowboys UK premiere cowboy fan. Well lucked out there rams give up five point one yards per mile per rush and that's the one thing the cowboys do really well. And you know Zeke is gonna get his touches like his twenty touches in nine straight games. They're going to feed now the question is will they get enough. From deck on the other end of what really interesting nugget in this game which I think is somebody keep an eye on. The referee for this game is John Perry. He threw the second most flags were roughing the passer this year in the regular season and eleventh. That's a notable total against they rams' aggressive front that includes not only are Donald but Ndamukong Suh who sometimes can find is when you step. Somehow I can get on a body party just a bit again Madonna can do as a junior quarterback in awhile you also true path which might lead some of that. So I just thought that was an interesting little nugget that is your Bennett talk like that when talking about this game we sure do like targets we well we do in any way shape or just not often Alabama highway we continue. He dearly. The chargers. Are at the patriots. New England at a home despite being eight knowing all in the regular season. The FBI only gives them a 65%. Chance to win in Vegas really gives them just one more point to get three for being a home field they're only favored by four year. I like that listen I like the chargers I do I do not think New England is what they were I know we sit there and say words. Are you are you're not buying them anymore they know lot of wind and audit went in the playoffs. But Clark has a McGraw and Gordon was their leading receiver now he's not on the team anymore I know. They find ways with the multiple backs that they have and the elements of the world and Chris Hogan's of the world. But defensively I worry about new England and this sounds really odd but. This defense especially the rushers. Are actually gonna be happier this week. Because they don't have the chase a quarterback Lamar Jackson when your pass rusher you love to pass rush. Choi point look at anyone want Castro might cure I have ever done. Today is the use the punter. Or dummy sometimes it's the same thing. At seven yards five or seven yards nobody got that one out of I had five or seven yards a stationary don't want a one girl and that's were pass rusher in rushed to a natural climate after protect. In against Lamar Jackson. You never know or you could be Tom Brady you know we will be in the pocket rusher would rather rush a spot and that two they get to do and that's a pretty damn good rusher. I like the chargers on the road. I did too and we always talk about the strength of the patriots is their ability to be multiple their ability to adapt their game plan to what your opponent does well. I think the chargers showed everyone in real ability to do that last week so much was made about seven defensive backs where they lined Derwin James up all over the field. To neutralize that unique ground game for Lamar Jackson and the raiders. The ravens excuse me. I think they bring that same sort of idea against doing what they've got those unique defensive pieces that allow you to be multiple against an offense like that and you mentioned the rushers they do get help back inside a guy who suffered tremendous personal tragedy and Brandon beta cents attack up now losing his our young daughter are all also an apple or miss the game last week how wild card round because of that says he's going to play in the game this week and so obviously. Battling through a lot their personally. What he means to them on the field from a football sense especially in the middle where we think of the edge guys for them. Inside can't be overstated. Listen what his home field mean for the patriots will look where they're nineteen and four in the Belichick Brady era at Foxboro at home in post season but they rate know at home this season in the in the in the regular season. That doesn't guarantee what you think in my guarantee twice before they have been eight know at home in the regular season and lost their first playoff game in 2009. It was a wild card round game to the ravens and 2010. They smoked the jets like 48 at three in the regular season than the jets went up there or fox sort of become. And keep this in mind. The the chargers have now won nine games outside their home stadium. He's sixteen patriots the 07 giants the 05 Steelers the 2000 ravens the 8984. 49ers and 72 dolphins. The only teams in the Super Bowl air to win nine more games outside the home stadium including playoffs. The only on with a super blue moon this chargers team travels. As laws don't get when you're playing their great now the only road loss was on the state of the Los Angeles. And lost to the rams. Just keep that in mind as you watch this game on Sunday will finish up the five point stance in just a little bit. Also coming up Mike Cole junior is well liked was and lead athlete. And maybe he picked the wrong position to try and continue his athletic prowess. I can't believe. That Gerald as presenting the quarterly budget report with finger puppets. Comes of one point 7% increase in ahead. Know everybody. Now. I can't believe how easy it was to save hundreds of dollars in my current chancellor crank up our old bill projected increase organic Q3 revenue. Hey. Believe that's Geico could save you 15% or more on car insurance. I golden going to Oreo you'll get to you're your hamstring pull over the weekend coming up and just a little bit but letter first as we do every Friday let's finish up the five points is we have two games. Well actually. Who situation right right deal with blessed god. Less game we're breaking down before get to our situation. The Eagles. At the saints saints the number one overall those seen in the NFC. FBI our football power index has the saints winning by 81%. Vegas has New Orleans by a one possession. Minus eight points. Listen I I still are. I don't see this for. The Philadelphia Eagles like I understand you know coming off a win last week in Chicago the beating they took in New Orleans 48 to seven Carson once as a quarterback. I had they feel the score got run up bottom little but I I that doesn't mean a thing to me if you're. Put a chip on your shoulder that alas during the week you may be the first series and and you know your plane a ball game. To me this one comes down to our we know what the the normal dolphins brings. But that defense saying nick nick tolls has been nothing short of spectacular in the playoffs he gets another test now against the defense in New Orleans that started out. Somewhat questionable earlier this season but has certainly during the season kicked into what we saw with them last year I just don't see this offense. Liberty this I don't see them having a lot more success certainly that they had last week against the bears where they scored sixteen they may score more than that. You're not holding me a New Orleans on that's the biggest difference the bears' offense was not scoring a lot of points. This offense will score a ton of points at home I don't see anyway Eagles can keep up with. That's gonna put a different level of stress on the eagles' offense like other side to match that because since sniffles took over in week fifteen. It's been short passing when taking less than two and a half seconds to throw nick pulls ranks. First in pass attempts first in passing touchdowns first in completion percentage and fourth and lowest average air yardage Georgia's been short and it has been quick. All of those things become a lot more difficult when your plan for behind that is true and there's an interesting nugget here again you mentioned the 48 to seven beat down we talked about. The saints defeated the Eagles that way and we eleven this will be the fourth time. In the Super Bowl era team that lost by 42 reporter in the regular season meets in the playoffs. Patriots for the last wanna do what they beat the jets and points and 45 to three. They lost the match the rematch. The Redskins beat the lions 45 to nothing in 91 they won the rematch the vikings beat the browns 51 at 31969. And the vikings won that rematch I we finish our five point stance. We saw three road teams. Win in the wild card weekend. And if history is any indication one of them will win again this weekend at least one road team has won in the divisional round in twelve of the last thirteen post seasons. Last year the jags beat the Steelers 4542 Pittsburgh I think. And my espn.com picks may look the other way thanks very. I did did you ski I think two road team store I think the chargers and I need to colts I agree both when these games and I goal would die I think they can't I would pick them and I had not I had these other picks on dot com but I'll cover both total. There's two different people out there. One guy dot com one guy in this charity keep track but it definitely happens keep I guess and I iron my pick is the chargers who won the one I was closest to outside of that quite frankly was the cowboys yeah I think that the way the saints at the rams are trying to especially since it we don't talk about it as much the Cooper copy injury on that offense what he meant to them in the deep passing game. It's effected the wager golf is look towards the end of the year you combine that with the vulnerable often the line in the middle at times those are all things of the Dallas Cowboys can exploit. In the middle of that I'd. I'm close I'm not ready to do it so it's just chargers for the job with the chargers and if I was gonna go with a segment would go with the cowboys keep this in mind don't expect the number one seeds he had knocked out the last five super bulls have been nine number one seeds. And a two seats so for has held quite a bit since Super Bowl 48. In the NFL postseason so that's a five point stands right junior led the Chicago this weekend. You trying to get free beer for life career pro life for a year for life from goose island got a kick a 43 yard field goal. You went out and practiced. How did practice ago so I was reluctant heaving out there are quite frankly cold yesterday I was one in the windy there are a lot of things in play and I had to go to mile high school to do some joint plays a field goal posts that I knew I wouldn't get thrown off the field for just randomly trespassing but then I had texts are Mya or high school athletic director. I mean beautiful bought it have wanted to have a ticking T try to go down and have a football at that and so I had to go right to give football I'd get a ticking T out of the cajun there Dick's Sporting Goods I had to look I don't wanna but I notice I did as I can borrow it from high school how dare you buy something I gotta go I gotta lug not a locker room downstairs that I got the field and for anyone that's ever been to north was Catholic late in the year mein hi my former high school. The field gets chewed up you got to almost roll it out with a steamroller which we used to do. And so it's flat and it's cold which means this thing employees like Rasheed device via so why go out there are trying get the tee all set up. I'm T in this thing ready to go I take steps back like I always did I we saw the kickers do I go back I go laterally and I go and again 43 yards looks really long so I think I got a whale on this thing. I go to plant that foot doesn't even hold for a second slip I feel slip. Cease sky and pick up the ball without ever making contact with a I go right back inside I decide I'm just going into this thing and let you got a handle. 11 calls enough to say enough for me thanks. Well na para passed godspeed my Daryn good off speed. Coming up what's more likely a divisional battle for the NFC crown or the AFC championship being held. In his soccer stadium that has dignity we'll get to that they are. Geico presents eyewitness interviews with the inanimate objects. This is Brian Bruno live on the scene of a recent win stormy here to describe the event Chester drawers there's a storm howling outside so I thought I'd stay in a watch around. Five minutes into afflict a tree grand slams at a window. You hurt and I just got a scratch on my chest. 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