Mar 14, 2019|
The guys talk about the Warriors big win over the Rockets with ESPN NBA Reporter Malika Andrews before talking about Antonio Brown's Raiders presser with Tedy Bruschi & 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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Am really handers in this last guess we're gonna have Mike Mitchell. Gas safety currently free agent played with a calls last year he was their Pittsburgh for a lot of those years with a Levy on bell Antonio Brown had been. Really curious to get his perspective on this because lost in all this I think sometimes you hear more we talk about with a Antonio Brown Libyan rebels. Haven't all the none of this worked in Pittsburgh haven't none of that come together the way we thought I would vote talked about this. Having that conversation and not also acknowledging the patriots roll in a lot of that yes it is is disingenuous but we acknowledge out all the time in going up against an all time great can do that but. Certainly relative to town especially offensively and I would look in your Mike's perspective too on what that dynamic is like because you seemingly went in to every season and Pittsburg saying. Well they've got all these great offensive weapons and every season at the experts say man the defensive backfield just can't seem to get it together that defense seems to be kind of holding them back but also to let off and wasn't always on the field healthy together so there's just. There was so much at play in that locker really interesting perspective from a guy that certainly. Well then of course he's a free agent there was a glut of safeties on the free agent markets of maybe a break some news force that it when he joins us and telling where he's going to play in 2019. Speaking of playing there was a pretty significant game in the NBA last night Golden State. In Houston taken on the rockets the rockets came in with a nine game winning streak the warriors came in without Kevin Durant and it just didn't matter bode cousins played large and Golden State wins their first game of the season. Avoiding this season sweep against the Houston Rockets the lawyers taking it 1061 before ending the rockets on get one extra. Exactly it's another rockets tied with the Oklahoma City today a three spot in the Western Conference. Golden State sitting at the ones still ahead of the Denver Nuggets and this game kind of eliminates our Houston from the note though one seed conversation going forward is. Did down the final stretch in this one but it was more the power in this game because we know Kevin Durant not on the court for them and a big bogey cousins night at a big night for the post in general not really a spot that you think of getting all that much use for Golden State and I think this had been the most used they'd seen in the post. Since 201415. Dream on green. Bakken Matt won so. Getting I think a little window into what you want out of bogey cousins because we know he's coming off that Achilles injury and was always in my mind. Can you just get enough utility to cover UN spots and that's always been the strength of his Golden State team absolutely so was the best night that bode cousins has had since he was a member of the Golden State Warriors pop in with 27 points and bogey after the game. Announced his presence with authority to remove the horrible. Well we are. Okay by just on little computer for word world. And he was right and the thing that's interesting there are junior is that you know Kevin Durant was our regulatory some points a game this season. He's out. Without Kevin Durant what happens when he comes and gets those exact same numbers for you expect out of a team of five true all stars aren't so this isn't surprising to anybody. But it's just reminding people down the stretch of the season are reminding yourself does a team whose interest is waxed and waned throughout the year. We've seen them ramped up first certain stretches and we see them also acknowledged some of the frustration like we saw the other day. For Steve current dream on greens so I think as you go down just being able to a bank roll some of these things for the one you aspect of your team. Everyone else is familiar everyone else knows what they look like among his team in the post season. Except for bogey cousin sold confidence booster like this down the stretch probably has the biggest net benefit them. And some people may think this next thing is crazy. But I honestly believe it's the nuggets are now a game and a half behind the Warners for first place in the Western Conference. I think the warriors needed this game. More than the rockets needed this game I mean. I think we all think that they are going to flip the switch and they're going to do it but I think to be able to go on the road against a really good team without one your best players. And do it I think they need a little bit of that boost after they would they were four and six in their last ten games including a ridiculous home loss to the sun. Yet no one's always tough I did I go back and forth because in order to play some for my dad Roney who seemed a little bit frustrated with his team's effort and things like this. I understand that though because coming off a nine game win streak usually when you're winning. I know we say it's a lot easier to correct mistakes from a win but you also attended just kinda like scrub things out a little bit more say well will get to that well will do that and it's always hard sometimes depending on the makeup of your team and especially one that's now been together for a couple of your shoes right kind of thinks they understand who they are too so. I can understand some of Dan Tony's frustration to an extent. You know for a lot of teams in the patriot to be really good example of this and and back in the nineties the cowboys were a good example of this. There are teams that are used to winning. And their teams have been there done that and the coaching staffs on those teams usually do great jobs think yeah you guys of one. But this backup linebacker hasn't won this first your quarter with a us hasn't won so let's help this guy get a ring let's do that for this guy. And I think that's going to be so it's gonna help the warriors because let's be honest. There's something called the mullah Mo monotony in the Malays that they've admitted to sort of sinking into a times but if they can if they actually like boogie dozens and it sells it in some of the things staff and others were saying after the game that they really do. It would be it could be some of those relic as they we'd been there we've done that. He has had that success let us work together as a team to help them get a taste of what we've Marty Koppel. Struggled to make a great program are held Javelle would you walk around a hardware because of these guys so we understand what they've done for funny guys in the past the verb cousins it's twofold they know this is a contract year for him he came over here to improve his stock going into this offseason. And it may and I I'd we spent a lot of beg your teams that a lot of money hence doubting we spent a lot of time breaking players down winning makes everybody look banner for a and a Golden State goes on another monster championship run and bode cousins mixes in a few of these games and looks healthy down the stretch. It's that much more appealing to buyers once it comes time to go to market for. That's exactly right and the other part of this obviously is Houston Rockets have won nine straight games they've won the first three games of the season. Against Golden State I'm not concerned about this loss. Because. The ordering the matters for Houston can they do in the playoffs I think the game a game in the playoffs shall tell me a lot more about the rockets in this game in the regular season. But still Mike Dee Antonio is playing the hey you guys wake up card you know sometimes you don't learn a lot when you win. You're you know we try decision when you whereas these its way to do it if they won't be receptive so but. It just didn't get surges and they were big problem there's no doubt there will get their attention and we've got to figure some things sounds a better job. That to be indicates there are some things specifically he's clearly frustrated era we always talk about coaches using the media to send a message. This is one of those were all those things I was telling you that we're gonna come up and bite us if we're not careful. Just happened and if you didn't believe me while they were going on during that nine game win streak let the team that sends you home in the Western Conference finals reminds you of that tonight. Correct and I think that's a really good message as for James Harden after the game I don't missiles before after lord my did Tony said there was after. He didn't Jordan like did Antonia disable was before all understand it but let's just say the message really didn't get through James Harden to a 29 in the loss. Sorry we lost you know we needed. Good thing about it is we couldn't find him soon. It's. So loss. Not by what the coaches out there and he's a little bit more red Golden State mindset which is now I know we can do what we need to add for James Harden I can understand him being a little more relaxed since the lineup a little more hold out and it was when he had to put the team is back for such a correct I got thirty plus games stretch in that but. You know. I don't read too too much and that you go the route of wealth to star player in your coach on the same page with a lot of this stuff put. I think the message is pretty clear Freddie won it I think James Harden. As much as he really diminished that street during the year thirty plus point games. Understands what's truly at stake in this and understands what we need so not gonna get too high not to get too low that's never really been his MO no it isn't and he knows look. Whatever the rockets are going to be and how they're going to be perceived will be whether or not they can do what they couldn't do in game seven of the Western Conference finals last year. Which is find a way to make some shots and slay the dragon that is goal Wednesday by the way speaking of making shots that's the most interesting stat that came out of his game for me. Go our own. Clay Thompson scored thirty points in a warriors when I know that's that would go telescope on the warriors are now fifty and 71 Klay Thompson scores thirty. That's the best record in NBA history. Like you talk a Wednesday here they resemble a fifteen year minimum of fifty games guess of oh what a group large samples Eisen that. We talked about them is the splash Brothers for a long time and then it kind of stratified and staff won a couple MB PS and they added Kevin Durant and so. Clay Thompson has stated in the background more than usual what acog for this team quite Thompson's free agency is going to be a fascinating spectacle to watch what he does and if he decides to maybe leave the Golden State mother ship to find reflects a little. You and I know some people in the southern part of that stable and Jerry is distancing Netflix come down and play with them. Because this year where they tried to have playmakers not shooters around LeBron. Imagine LeBron being able to kick it out to clay Thompson hey I'm removed and added that fold dream angry just Simon clutch sports the other day I say and sand and you know I'm I know someone that is very tired of the way dream on is. Using his performance guesses are better lip reader that somebody else might have done. Go doing go presented by progressive insurance comparing rates to help you safe call or click today and find out how much progressive could save view. If we come any closer to finding how much people are interested in a certain 510 and 18 quarterback. Are lost in the morass of NFL free agency which we will get to including a list of a couple of teams that junior I think nobody's talking rubber actually did really well. In the free agent market was the fact that Tyler Murray beat presumptive was one those great terms by the we only use in politics and sports he presumptive. Nominee beat presumptive number one overall pick in the draft had his pro day at Norman Oklahoma. And for all the things he did do. It's also interesting what he did not do junior he did not run and he did not get measured. But he did get weight he came in at 205 which was just two pounds lighter Benny was that the combined. As soon as that happened I'm like yeah he's not run him because he doesn't want. A couple reasons I didn't want the of people Wonderwall daisy too heavy you gonna run slower than we thought overrun super fast that's or was going to be talking about any of that get measured he did not. Get measured. And we talked about this yes there we spoke to Todd Mitch yeah it was down Meredith pro day. And tots that I wouldn't see any reason why you wouldn't. It's really well you would do accomplished everything you want it to you put up the number the people leave the city I love when kids flecks in the pre draft process and offensive linemen say they're not get around the forty when they're super highly rated or quarterbacks like we've seen the last two years opt not to do that any time you push back on a system that we always basically used only to try to diminish George raft stock rallies and they are compiling these numbers so they can try and knock you down a peg in this process. And did you for a little bit cheaper and these guys say that you know I'm good you're already talking about me as the number one pick. Termites agency all this cool stuff. I don't have to do a damn thing for you guys. And for the first time in awhile I feel we're not dealing with any of that dumb criticism that usually comes from a clue why would you wanna go out there and compete we wanna see these guys do all the stuff everyone's kinda just like. Yeah we know was too good ball the F by the way the competition comes when you're actually playing against some. And what's shocking turn of events the competition is not to throw better deep ball to come by its to play against another team and try and beat them that's the real competition. So here are Skyler all 510 and 18 inches of them still after his pro day why he didn't run and didn't do other things. I feel pretty confident and puma for the ability as far as we'll run a custom field and out of pocket you know who makes a couple alleged so. Sort of here's I got a lot of us from a lot of people just Philippines Vista blows commendable. How will column her view the first overall pick in the NFL draft well it's a loaded question loaded question is brought to you by O'Reilly auto parts that are part to better prices. Every day and that's the most interesting thing that started to happen at this point. And really took MITRE it all seems to be going according to plan for the Arizona Cardinals and we are talking about Tyler Maria is now as you said the presumptive. Number one overall grade overall pick which means coming up behind him Dwyane has gains is starting to creep towards the top and this idea that. Our all of the sudden what we've been talking about for a lot of this process. And we got into with Diane received the other day about this but what the giants do it at six shot and he's quarterback needy teams that have been saying well. Dwyane has been six furlong time was being mocked idea in this draft. And now it seems like sit down there at six might not be able to get you'll quarterback at least one of these top two guys as we talk about now Kyle armory doing Haskins in the same breath. Right and you look at that the draft order of the first round you have but the personal cardinals are one many of the 49ers jets and raiders. Who all have their quarterback give the bucks have five I think their solid orange Amos for another season. The jaguars to Carroll nick folds the lions have Stafford the bills just last year took Josh Allen then you're the Broncos are ten. That's interesting but the Bengals eleven that's also interesting because Andy Dalton has been good. But not we got to keep him we can't look at another quarterback situation we have ten and eleven right there and I get the Broncos. Just trader for Joseph Flacco but if you think Joseph Flacco was all in for the next seven years who who have not been watching football you might be John I'll be exactly intrepid. Then you have Washington at fifteen which is interesting and then you of the titans at nineteen which are also an interesting team to watch here because. Yes they have Marcus Mario don't. But you know. I'd just I'd much in the same way I would not be shocked if if at some point soon though the Boston part ways with the Winston. It would blow me away. If that's if that came down the pike sooner rather than later when Marcus Mario wrestled all police teams in there that if they think that title worry can be what. He thinks he can be what other people making be they would be in the hunt here remember we had Kansas City appears to go from twenty. Boarded ten. I think it was to get hall of Famer Patrick Holmes yeah I had the Texans I think golf 127 to twelve. To get to Shawn Watson and he had the year before Torre sixty bald Eagles and rams Jumbo big. To get to one and number two so that's why draft capitol what the giants have a makes a. Very interest we especially for the giants to your right having that draft capital once you start to get down past ten at the idea of giving up into the range were draining task in this. Would take an awful lot of that draft capital for a quarterback that's started off as being number one quarterback on everyone's boards and has now slid. As the draft process is yet again it's been very kind to an Oklahoma quarterback and Heisman Trophy in his hands. It makes it pretty Dicey for a debt group like when you talk about that Broncos dangles range around ten and eleventh that to me is word starts to get interesting because as was pointed out yesterday to his. This really quarterback media offseason there's a lot of teams cutting north. May feel like you're sitting around your your not quite sure and that is a good thing because we've got a wealth of young quarterbacks finally take over. And get a strong foothold in the NFL and last season's ratings benefited so much from that correct in our minds but. Now going forward it's created this weird middle ground for quarterback class that is sort of perfect for that because once we get past these first two. It is probably best and kindly loosely described kind obviously that is not. A word I'm as I'm making your word as a middle and quarterback class is so by the way the other Carla didn't do he basically proof from a from the pocket area. He was like America right yet he did one throw where just sort of ran around out there and threw it. He wanted to pretend they five and seven step drop to become incredibly accurate and guess what he was. He exactly was so Todd McSherry was there along with pulling guard to Massa but I'm kidding him I love you look at it. And basically taught me. I show it's still likely you know John Dorsey wasn't that the baker may feel good last year right picked him number one overall. I don't but you can read too much into that night I think it still likely Arizona and if not I think the giants are Burma to collect. So do Joseph just on sale what Todd was referring last year John that neither John Dorsey would then head coach hue Jackson where baker may feel pro day. And it didn't seem to matter. And obviously Steve time and looking very we're not a big at few Kyra steak you pal emerged Prodi don't read too much into that as they were touched and know exactly this is a lot of times for people that haven't been able to stay out M as extensively as some of the teams that are truly existed and if atop group. Knoll were in the quarterback market we've been looking at this guy we've already done so much homework on him now for everyone else is playing maybe a little bit of catch up before we get started in this next process which is the teams coming back on the campus to meet with guys the team's. Bringing players out to their facility to have these more intimate conversations as they really hammered down a fine points in the draft process. Goal is simply goes. Great way to go one might call it senior. We're delighted to be joined by Emily can Andrews who does great job for us covering the NBA. More legal let's start with Golden State junior and I were both of the opinion that even though they are the defending champs and they've won all these things in the trying to get back to the finals for the fifth time. It's a bumpy ride they've been four and six in their last ten they have 720 point losses at home this season already. We think we needed that win they needed that win more than the rockets actually needed that win last night what do you think. I absolutely agree that he won back but it seems like what the warriors just when the boy is about ever getting a little bit you out are they playing on our anger. I'd Kevin Durant and having about how to operate a critic and a bit to market that it bait you with a bit lax where they're clicking on all cylinders. I without Iran beat eighteen that had been to the brink in the playoffs last year. Oh I mean you look at Iraq haven't hit the bat gave opted became not Achilles injury he dominated quite Allah on a post game he would act. It gently you're saying how they deal with the wild to see it any. You know I grew up watching soap opera with my grandma IBM is not big by a big soap opera action doctor about edict he each week out let. We were big breakthrough could be as big board spilled Aybar it's a big hit at a Billy Bob be seeded especially the stretched. Opt into the doesn't want gave the they're bid out to get rolled again and historically we don't worry are they they deductible. The playoffs lay admitted no reason that they they will be doing that to get special for a lot but absolutely you did and. And for last night part of it was the special role. That we sought a bogey cousins and him taking more prominent role all the post of stuff going forward how much of that do you think we can expect to see from golden state of the playoffs how much is bogey cousins really gonna factor in the way we saw him last night as opposed to the way the warriors normally do business. I mean that looked like one of their more ball halted at the conditions that either they are an aunt who owed partly because that the bill that story but also because the market that hatch. I am Bob let it. After the game you Chris look I cocky unit and that area looked like tonight we got. Search in a way that he would vote to be used as though there are two things can very well both the way he could utilize that and add items. The way that cold they move around him I think app going to be really important to the warriors need to you have to remember you know that they do market plug and play against back starting at airlock white older looting at the rocket. He's got really prompting him to competent. I'm gonna be really important that forward. So right now is ESPN NB a reporter and analyst leaking Andrews is with us we have the Golden State wars with a one and a half game lead over the Denver Nuggets in the west but they do not have the best record in all of basketball. That a horse belongs to the Milwaukee Bucks and the Milwaukee Bucks I think to a lot of people social very unknown commodity. Like we we know that we know they have this unbelievable person and got us on the combo and a couple of other nice pieces around them. But they are a remarkable story this year and the things they've been able to accomplish. And the fact that the only team I think still that's beaten them twice this year has been the Phoenix Suns which makes no any of us. Explain to possibly get that don't get to see Milwaukee as much as say you do what makes this team so unique this year. Well I think. You know you're talking about LeBron James and Jay Adams and hard and. And Kevin Durant and I think you can probably rode on a been there I either one of the best players that it. It on the court now. Wore big guy who didn't regret that he had the potential BID. Then what I don't need to do you the adult would be odd attack player in the NBA and maybe one. At Kirk and Dell. Donna is an unlocked you get to a different level this year because my boot order was brought in to replace Jason Kidd and they. Let's work players on the wore a brown yacht. Who are you would be three point shooters and the idea is. We're going to shoot and you were going to on the day and it should calling you create it are beautiful I got the ban that has been able to get. L got a bit. Level and the question would that is okay it looked exceptional in the regular seat at the big relying on heavy. Our guys that he didn't look that they went out and brought in opt out of the stall and Nicole and Derek pitched about it. Played out experience attitude that next. The big question for the bucket okay. Are they are irregular sleep in they lock to the Celtics in the first round last year. I haven't been out of the first round in early 2000 and yet now they're at number one seed still are legally that he'd had become the team that I'm that'd be east. Toward equities continue to be the kind of feel good story with a player who I would try it out by the the lottery agreed it would barely know that the apple at the bit to the top of the. Our family to Andrews RE SP NN BA reporter Michelle pens all performance like so with that in mind because you're right good post season we all treated differently. If we get to that point where it is. Am vs the Golden State Warriors in a seven game series for if forget if we think they came went if they were going to pull it off against team like Golden State what would you expect to see from Milwaukee what would need to happen for them. To be able to get over a team like that in the course of the seven game series. Yeah honest with exceptional against the the Celtics last year I don't think that's going to change that he and any camera not dot acting Nokia they. More being meeting guys at the first one of the you have the first when at a time you connect you know jar war on the floor still performing you doubt they're shooting. What it. The best moment. And their regular season by the way it was fantastic. I got a great human maniac it going to end on the other it's going to hand bankrupt they'll let lit up at all by the year. Getting shot at him that Eric Wedge. Blood that would shut out by carrier a year last year he really got the head. He would be really really great they're at it's not a large and that I think it actually a peak when they get a chance to get. Golden warriors it. Worried hack an income it is in our help from their bench it here where at Milwaukee and he's been really really great those. Role players on the band as well as the guide to landing you can got to Albert where he might get like I just had to let it going to be everybody else around him that like it. Adapt and meet him on his lap open and the chance to get defending champions. Only Jane Andrews with a sorry NBA reporter and analyst and then of course you were there the other night when you saw the lakers and LeBron dead. Take care roles in Chicago and I'm played like LeBron. You know what is the fix that you think has to happen this season obviously this team as it's presently constructed will not be in any way shape or form. I in the 20192020. Season. You reject and Gundy put it out there's that you have to look at everything including trading LeBron to which mark Jackson's. Head almost snapped off he turned his next summer what are you doing so I mean what what do you think is is the ideal situation. For getting the lakers with LeBron next year back to being relevant. What I I wasn't ready about it 6:38 am I got a copy a little odd. I I I don't think that it happened kind of odd mark Jack I thought I now when I think in the short term. I mean LeBron led after the game after you went to him in the old man like you that they've really memorable perhaps even hopeful he did air idea that eliminated them out now is something the ball to LeBron have a long history anyway. I'm a lot. All on the road at about gonna be an X. Could have been a completely different eating an apple Brian did not mad at significant. Chunk of I agree injury are you looking at Brandon Ingram you know and I'll be back how can you get red ink are back. It'd be argued let something that is. Going to be a series that plagued him long term and what some wind. So it's not you know LeBron and the young guys switched out like a blade out but really how can you get them to the point where I have a little bit more experience. I'm potentially you're looking at. Coaching change the sort that I think are what the lakers are going to need to get mean. LeBron has learned the wet it's sort of a different game I think you turned into you a much more competitive playing guild and a lot of people thought it would be. They have been since it issued to figure out if they get some young guys they need to start acting out and they need to evaluate which one of those young guys are going to beach. Keep it moving forward Oakmont the ball and other land and which wines can may cut as. Areas we're gonna move on these guys and Reagan someone who potentially has a little bit mark that's going after a big name in creating these are getting a lot of those reliable. He is that are coming eat free agents like. Two by Garrett and all the I believe the world. Well there's a lot it's going to change that much we know we'll see it until a bully give thanks for being with us this morning you'll see what happens with the Yaris and the boys when they get to the playoffs thanks a lot today. I. 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Let's consider the secret life of the the most nesting doll. If he must unlike in the dark inside the other nesting dolls he has plenty of time to think it's Likud sadly he has no brain however. When an animus nesting doll is that Tyco to not only saves people money but also has been providing great service for over certain people ideas she thinks it's obvious you should switch. Because yes switching to Geico is a no brainer. Chief economist nesting Dolan a lot in life. So Antonio brown and the first day of the league year which was 4 o'clock eastern yesterday. March 13 was that it's funny all these trees went on forever the ravens that a great tweet. We have a we have traded Joseph Flacco did it ever Broncos like. Initial hello I'm here press conference that started twice five minutes late. That's not unusual lot of these press coverage and start late I have no idea whether those of the Antonio just logistics or whatever. But then Antonio was asked specifically about. Amen what are you going to do here specifically. And also this was in relation question of how poorly it ended in Pittsburg. And here was Antonio's response or some office. Obama plan is you know get your here then get in the room. No stop holding guys accountable let them know this is certain time standing here now. I doubt we got a pill no receivers need accountability system. Jobs dates times and missed ms. rao's main site. We know each other accountable and if you don't fall in that accountability and you get far and so when Garrett Carl walk in the room the other receivers this guy oh it is Disco days. You know several have been accountability factor is a fair while accountable no. We gotta be at a certain standard so I'm just here to assess and understand there's no hold us accountable. And just a live to traditional and knows and so who this none of this none himself. Traumatic to know they're shaping the team now can do Long Island day. But this is a first RD kickoff me being here and I was doing some positive things move for. And with that it's time for straight talk brought to buy straight talk wireless us phone's S networks no contracts. Quite frankly that's not a great right that's exactly what you want from a guy that you're coming in you're given thirty plus million dollars in guaranteed money. Who's been V most electric receiver over the last six years it's not a debate it's not a debate. Because he has a 121 more catches over any of the receiver in the league over the last six years he's the first guy with 6300 catch seasons we did the numbers junior he's averages is average or is less or just his average season. 114 catches fifteen and receiving yards eleven touchdowns. That's the baseline decent for Antonio round over the last six years so clearly. He has been a guy that has delivered. However he was also asked specifically. About how it ended in Pittsburgh and he basically sort of said shot at a Pittsburgh beginning is start I love Pittsburgh blob blob blob. And many wonder this accountability thing which is great. But one of the reasons he's not if Pittsburgh steeler anymore. Is that he himself decided to not be accountable. To the Pittsburgh Steelers on several occasions last year including several times during the last week of the regular season. When they needed to win grit and some help to get in the post season but they had to win which they did without him. And he didn't show up or for a few days of practice. And then his agent called. The head coach instead all he's ready to go. No no no that's not how it works you don't decide as an agent to coach in the players and the personnel and up front office decides whether or not you play. And since you weren't here for practice. And decided to bail you out you don't get to play so it's not a great from him but exactly the reason one of the biggest reasons why he's now an Oakland re not Pittsburgh steeler. Is he decided to not hold himself account. Practice what you preach right you read a fresh start a fresh chance to do that we acknowledge the situation in Pittsburgh was content it was complex that was a weird ecosystem there by the end with a way to quarterback was emboldened the way he operated the way to affect a lot of those guys in the team. And the circumstances and ultimately led to this. You have a fresh start here in Oakland and if you wanna come in and preach accountability. I would like to see you practice and about in your teammate Antonio Brown. He's gonna get respect because he's the greatest player it is position in the game right now one of the greatest if not the greatest in his position right now one of the best we've ever seen in his position. He's gonna get that respect we use command and you talk about wanting to be a leader you've got to show me and if you're coming and they. I'm a little hold everyone accountable but I did nothing wrong over here that to me automatically with his elicits a viral it's impossible not to. It's a disconnect right it's it's a disconnect on some level and look I I. The one thing you've you've always heard from everybody until about until Iran know what's going to work harder even when he was. Getting through being Mr. Big chest stuff on it's a rim like he was doing it while working out on an elliptical. And he talked about what a hard worker years. What being a hard worker and holding yourself accountable. Are two completely different things and that's the part that maybe I don't think he got and that's the part that didn't happen in Pittsburgh. And hold when you talk about holding other people accountable if you have a great player and not hold yourself accountable and not worry about other people lead by example funny guys did you get any yes no one's gonna have a problem Antonio Brown coming in and working hard. And maybe not being a great leader in that locker room because he's gonna go out their produce at the end of the day I just want dudes in my corner of the the ball that's all you really want but if you're gonna come out here and start talking about. I'm gonna hold everyone accountable and do this and do that that's fine but if you expect me to respect you is a leader in any real sense you better pull the thumb a couple of times in this process and shall meet or did you doubt als watching the shop you today that LeBron James joining audio and Antonio Brown was on that. And he actually had the audacity and had uttered to I don't have an ego. When he was talking about the situation in Pittsburgh when he's talking about the way he operates. But man we all have an eagle so viewer I have the wherewithal to admit your flaws in that process and emit the things that you've done wrong why am I going to do that for you. Exactly right and and look. He's yeah I there's no it adds funny as realists in this press covers all doing the NFL are especially yesterday they rolled over and be rolled your watch you playing like my god he's good he's just insanely good. But the the point is he has to be able now. Mean he's no longer a young kids are taught when I was a sixth round pick out of Liberty City out of a small school Bob. All that all that is now by the wayside what you are now. Is a veteran presence in the locker room and what do we always hear from people pay I don't care what you do. As long as you show up and help me basically get mine and people need to understand that is a huge part. Of any locker room going forward. I can I can deal with all your stuff. I can deal with all your distractions. I can feel whatever you're doing that I mean allied. As long as when it's time for us whether in practice. Or in a game to get together and work toward a common goal. We are good as long as we're good there. But and I don't care about that other stuff because it doesn't affect me. But when you're ability to not be able to put that stuff away and not be able come in between the white lines or during those practice sessions leading up to the game. When that becomes a problem. Then that's a problem that I have to deal with now and I don't wanna. Have that now and you had a chance to leave all that the pass the one thing is. Going into this if you were to tell me Antonio Brown stood up and a press conference yesterday and did say you know what there are things about my time in Pittsburgh especially towards the end. I didn't regret but I wanna be a leader in the slot correct but I wanna hold guys accountable I'd be willing to entertain because again. So many things happen for you know this when you've got family the problems that you have they tend to go so deep that by the end it's hard to know the origin you just see the result correct day today. And then you go to a new environment and you could sometimes reinvent yourself you can give away from some of those old things. That's what he had a chance to do coming out of that Pittsburgh locker work like he said he had grown up they took him on as a 21 year old kid and a guy who's trying to make something of himself. And by the end they had submitted some weird baggage that went along with it this just seems like to meet. It's a little bit too much of the same old thing and you've given the benefit of the doubt you wait to see what happens when you get a locker when you line up and all that stuff. But at the very least like c'mon man it's such an easy concession wanna make it. Yet you don't have to go to. Whatever I did to make that situation wrong. I'm leaving him behind me and I'm looking forward and to Tedy Bruschi was witnessed on the special yesterday basically said this is a great chance for Antonio Brown to just sort of hit the reset button. But the reset button is been pushed I understand that he's moved on the Steelers have moved on. And there was there was fault on both sides all the way from the GM to the quarterback in Pittsburgh and of course Antonio Brown. But this with the all of these trades and movements the word that I continue to use our relationships and relationships that were fractured in Pittsburgh are now new. In Oakland slash Las Vegas and he trusts. Mr. gruden. Let me be trust mr. may actually Tuesday that the did and then his new quarterback in car. As one of the things that was undersea he did kept referring to mr. gruden and mr. mayor I can he says even thought of gruden as a father type figure. So we'll see look you hope that with them with the new money that he got. But he's like okay. I got what I couldn't get out of Pittsburgh which was a guaranteed money and again that was part of the problem here. They told Antonio Brown we don't do that and then they went inserted to renegotiated contract for Ben Roethlisberger with many years left on the deal understandable. But that's still doesn't explain to forgive necessarily everything that happened there. No exactly and now he measured in their two it's interesting you think about the state of this team because I can't changes overnight were still building mass. When you're not bringing Antonio Brown to a roster full of made men and you're not bringing him to a place. That's got a sense of identity so this volatile time to bring it would you talk about this gonna talk about free agency a little bit later. But the kind of teams that tend to make the big moves the three worst teams in the AFC the last two years and yes. The raiders the raiders. In the AFC. The raiders to judge Adam brown it's via via the raiders the jets and the browns were the three worst teams in the AFC the last two years record wise who made the biggest moves this off season free agency the browns got a job owed a Beckham junior and Olivier Vernon the jets got Levy on balance CJ Mosley. And the raiders brought over Antonio brown and Trent brown like there's no secret the bad teams are the ones spending early into your point the point we'll get into later. Rarely are the good teams going out there and having to swing for the fences in this way. So your knowledge in our it we've got a lot to fix we're starting to try and do with visas the building blocks our foundation. Antonio browns got to show us now that if you want to BA leader he can be part of the foundation a productive way for team that desperately needs it. Absolutely and one of the problems we had with Antonio Brown as that was straight talk brought to buy straight talk wireless nationwide coverage on America's largest and most dependable. Four GL TE networks one of the biggest problems was hey. You're saying one thing and you did another that's also prom for the team on own. One of the teams on the East Coast right now because again and again and again giants GM David Gelman said hey we didn't Sino that auto Beckham to trade him. Yet that's exactly what happened and obviously things change but there's no way you plan to trade O'Dell Beckham if you sign that contract because outside of the 21 million dollars in debt cap space that the Steelers are eating to get rid of auto Beckham junior. The giants are eating sixteen million dollars in dead cap money after assigning Antonio I'd after signing O'Dell Beckham junior that contract and then trading in the Cleveland fact. The sixteen million at the giants are now having his dead money on there. On their cap for one player. Is. Only five teams have more five teens and that's just on one player office and one of those is Pittsburgh because there what players over 21 million. But it creates this other issue as to we don't understand what the plan is for the New York football giants and we'll. You wheel and you and I've been saved the last couple days you are Manning is thirty or quarter requisite 23 million dollar cap hit this year is 23 million dollar cap hit. For the giants and Dan Gross Xeon one on the will Kahne showing basically said understand how you're getting to that number. And what's due Eli Manning and now what the giants. Did with Eli is different than maybe what any other team would do. What about these like that and I know our conversation in the past you know twenty hours and so what people. There are called the situation. I'm happy like what Eli Manning has that I would million dollar roster bonus due on Sunday or Monday fit their league year however they calculate that. The right move would beat a cut yet. Rescued you saved seventy million dollars under GAAP seventy million in cash. Little bit the dead money this year not going forward if you didn't know the player and achieved in the situation you say well that's an obvious cut the cut him a gold young NG to the position. So again what just so people as it would dead money is dead money is money that counts against your cap. Per player that is no longer on your roster that's essentially what dead money is so there's sixteen million dollars and dead money the giants are paying even though Dell was playing for the browns and there's over 21 million that the Pittsburgh Steelers are basically paying off their cap. Of a 188 million off road to for Antonio Brown who is now a member of the raiders and what did instead was absolutely perfect. After the season that you've had. And what the last few seasons quite frankly that the that the giants have had. With the eight aging quarterback who was clearly in their prime where one of the reasons the Steelers wanted to get this trade done is because they had a two and a half. Half million dollar signing bonus that was due Antonio Brown a march 17 and they wanna pay it. I'm by a move by moving him they don't have to pay that so what Dennis saying underscores the entire essence of people. Thinking that the giants don't have a cohesive plan going forward. Because you've signed O'Dell Beckham junior give his big contract and then you trade him next year and you have an aging quarterback who by the way is their best option let's not beat let's not wash it any other way he is their best option. It's just not a great option. But you have him on a contract where you all five million dollars on Sunday. It almost any other scenario of the team would say. Look we love you have more unity to restructure that aura gonna need to cut jet and then resigned you because that's not going to happen yet they seem all in on that. And they're getting word of players in their prime like O'Dell Beckham junior Landon Collins it seems to folders they talk about this rebuild. It's not perfect analogy Brad this has some of the same deals of that last Kobe Bryant contract with the lakers or are you don't ask don't race for always branch. Eyes we feels so good about who you are. That we're gonna keep you around you're going to be allowed to go on your own terms which is ironic and I don't think totally unrelated to this idea that you benched by big Mac to do a couple years ago do you like that was the reality that we live didn't work we thought the clip was then and now we're sick you're talking yesterday. Com I believe it was to more. Who said he give the giants believed that Eli can still place we've gone from him being benched in ending that streak of consecutive starts to them believing he's still got enough for the tape to be guided build around as now Jay Gelman comes out yesterday and tries to say while there is a plan we wanna be a more run first offense more twelve personnel all that stuff as I'm sure Dave gentleman isn't a dark room right. Now re watching the patriots AFC championship game went through going yes you can win like this is this is 2019. In the NFL but. It just all seems like you're right they reached for familiarity for got to start a lot for the franchise in a position that we know gets treated differently. To begin with the only caveat for them as. If you manage to get your young quarterback. Eli Manning at least willing to work and that -- her -- role in a way to Kobe Bryant and if we're gonna go back to that analogy Kobe Bryant basically subverted the development of any young player on that roster by nature what kind of players he was the end of that as a factual statement Eli Manning at the very least you hope to stay open ended date gentleman says they want to operate on the Kansas City plant would then be the guide to help groom the next generation of giants quarterback. Yeah this our goal can we go brought to relic key to by Wyndham when the job takes you on the road hurt when a business book now oil Q dot com. I'm glad you brought that up because we had more on yesterday and love Morgan he he he his sources are incredible one of the things he said. Which was you know the giants are trying to follow the Kansas City model which is have a aging quarterback much in the same way that the chiefs had Alex Smith. Much under the deal by the way in the draft someone hall of Famer Patrick Holmes and had a mentor him per year than handed the reins on that assumes a couple of things one. That you're going to have that level of quarterback drafted this year. Maybe you will I mean people love my home federal thing to expect him to do what he was doing and putting your father intensely played forever on this. On this radio program but it also assume something else Mike and I think that part of it has been lost. If you're following the Kansas City model. With the Kansas City model would never done never ever ever earn a million years after running back with the second overall pick in the draft. That would never have happened they picked up a running back in careen run in the third round. And then when he did something completely and say were they wash their hands of him the guy they picked up basically off the street Damian Williams did the exact same production so it's it's one thing to say your following this model but your really not. Because there's no way. Ever that you as a either fallen to Kansas City model you'd use the second overall pick in the draft and running back and that's not to discredit sake one Barkley. In any way shape or form. He might be a generational talent but the wave the game is set up especially with managing the costs of players at certain positions. I and it's possible we saw Levy on bell what he did more specifically what he didn't get. What he didn't yet the bigger problem there is I'd your quality kids an amount you would never ever use a second overall. And the draft you wouldn't as a running back and you wouldn't be this late that's the other thing about the way these teams operate. Kansas City didn't wait around to see you all what we toward dealing with the glowing embers of Alex Smith. Yeah we said will be early too we see a guy that we love we're gonna go get him in a draft that Scott Moore quarterback means involved in it yeah wells doesn't do that it was always a little more early than they are ever late on anything is the New England Patriots correct like that's part of their valuation models were gonna wait around. For you to get old and stop producing were gonna bring your replacement in now and that's what the giants appear to be missing and all this is an idea of being early to market as opposed to just waiting till we get title. Pass the remaining bits of this and then harvest the pieces from there. It was all sort of one big Jaya jello mall is very good to see where that's why. We're about to have a chat with the brew crew ladies and gentlemen we're delighted to be join me now by Tedy Bruschi that's let me newly here by the way the new year good fun a child put up reviewing all the guys yesterday and built absolutely yeah as Teddy like say you can acquire players but are you building a team. And one of these teams that has acquired a lot of players. Is the Cleveland Browns now Teddy they have to go through the process of making sure they all come together as a team. The F thirty so it's our. Coaches thanks so the general managers say and this is everything I'm giving you so now what you what can you do with that and it's interesting with Freddie kitchens and mean. First time head coach. You know the one thing that's very important in all of this is that they'll relationship with the quarterback is that strong because. If if you have him in in your corner and he ease the have a good relationship with him and as well a trickle down to everybody that believed that you bring in the players out there already. If you had a quarterback on the same page and I think. The relationships are really big with Freddie kitchens. Listening to him talk it's almost like. He's old school boy he's got some new school about him to begin because he talks about developing relationships with the players respect and trust. Two words that constantly come on his mouth when we get that respect and trust because. That's important with players but then he talked about that allows you to have uncomfortable conversations. And that's old school but he does that. The first. Let me get that trust and that respect I'm gonna be positive because. I don't think I can have those tough conversations with you we don't have a relationship and I think that's a sort of a modern way of looking things I think he's going to be just fine. Yeah especially with all those personalities in the room there's really the only option you have Vista going there and try and build that. From the inside out with a dime baker made fools who might be the biggest personality of the bunch of not. One of them but I. What's what's he gonna do one of the nuclear is gonna do they're gonna ask baker firsts with you like. You know you vouch for this guy basically you about this guy meaning tummy and then it bigger image baker have the relationship he's gonna say yankees this season that he's cool we got this going to listen to yet he takes employed. You already have a preconceived notion as a player like I think I can relate to this guy and we're gonna wanna get off on the right foot. Tedy Bruschi here with us in studio giving us the straight talk brought to buy straight talk wireless best phones vest networks no contracts that we sit and other I guess yes and having said all that we want to have to have maybe some uncomfortable conversations with correct home Odeo and some of these guys that if any if the wheels fall off yeah that's what's gonna happen and that's that's always the test of a first time head coach speaking of uncomfortable conversations. We watched the Antonio round introductory press conference yesterday when mr. martyrdom of a lot mr. gruden mr. mayor I the F. But he was asked about the situation in Pittsburg how we got there. And basically said I love Pittsburg they gave me a star plopped bubble but didn't really answer or big knowledge. That may be he had a role in him leaving their because of what he talked about he was going to require from his new teammates in Oakland. Which was accountability. And he said all the right things about that but you and I had that sort of look on our faces we are watching this. That sounds great but one of the reasons you're raider and a steeler anymore because you chose to not be accountable we don't feel like he handled that part of what. And they gave him a lay up questions it to exactly the layup was like do you regret anything you know and the answer was it basically no I don't regret anything and I was. Right there would have been easy for him to say you like if I was any of his people hammers out of my. Just talk about how huge this were a while for that game in week seventeen because I think universally. Players. When you just walk out on a team they're gonna look at that saying you just sold us out there just weren't there for us no matter what situation it was to be there for rest and play so. To get out of that no. Mike Tomlin called that was at their darkest hour something like that in week seventeen to make that took to win that game to have a chance to make the playoffs and then. He didn't care enough about it to be their form and helped them try to win football game. Power than perfect for him sir you know what. How to found a way just. That last week I regret how it worked out because I wasn't there for my teammates I was ready to go and I should've done what I could've done to play for them but moving on moving on a push to reset button down here in Oakland and then. Will start over again I wish our god just a little of that from him. I don't know how much accountability he's still taking or when he does make a mistake is gonna be his fault at all. What do we say about Jon Gruden when he first took his job all right how long has been since he had been a coach was ten years or something like that many ten years. How can he relate. The younger players right and then and then new distractions that they have well. You've got the one right there. And that press conference was all glowing in a low grade but that first time that something happens is it just gonna be straight old school gruden. And then how is Antonio Brown gonna react to that that's that's something you'll have to see. Tedy Bruschi with us in studio north I think it's pitched him because the set ups kind of the same as what we're just talking about was O'Dell you have a great player coming into an environment where. Their car the quarterback has been there with Jon Gruden for a season now he's got that understanding of what he's about. And what those conversations are like is Teddy you came from a locker were your guys' culture was so established that. One other outsiders came in even great ones they understood and you guys were able to show them this is how we do things around here is trying to build that right now how much of this does fall long car at this point to say. We've got a big personality but a great player coming in it's on me to make the. Saw work did just that it's it's. I was always careful I was always careful with guys that were brought in whoever Whitley was during our tenure would Dylan or mosques or anything like that. As soon as they walk and ability you don't just go up there and talked to him and say. We're not gonna put up for this anymore who you can't do this and know its once you have fair. It is you got to look at it as the fresh start also there's no need for me to lead you right now man your here we side yet we understand about the reset but not to that first that first time. Same and we straight right there you OK do we need have a conversation after the first time the other that would only to have any conversation right now because. The organization sign you all that is is in the past. And Belichick was always good about that from everywhere treat and cure which have been written if you've been an all pro war pro bowler anything like that or anything that's happened in the past. It's about who you are right now for the season. It's a new season it's a new year and you got a clean slate so. There's no need to lead right now. We're in Oakland or fur for Derek card develop a relationship. But wit so develop the relation appoint win that first I'm happens and it's gonna happen right that you can have that like Freddie kitchens says that uncomfortable conversation about hey man OK here we go. And how we gonna handle this AB houses gonna go. And then that's when you have that conversation hopefully goes well. Told you we go with you presented by progressive insurance all phone just join us on the show pencil perform assigned chopping it up would brood Teddy Bruschi is were into the league year in. All these things that we knew were gonna happen became official and one of those is what the giants sort of surprise everybody did by trading Goodell Beckham away. To the Cleveland Browns and it it it brings up an interesting situation that the giants have accepted which I know. Probably never would have been accepted historically the way you guys did a New England. Eli Manning is 38 years old has a point two million dollar cap hit this year he's doing five billion dollar roster bonus on Sunday. Any other team specifically your team. Would have been like OK we need to renegotiate his contract or we're going to cut you because we can't have a 38 year old quarterback in their twilight. Taking a point three million dollar cap hit special we trade away your best wide receiver and deep threat. It just seems like bill Plante whatever was last year for the giants is in the plan going forward into this year. And it took an abrupt ninety degree turn with a trade of auto Beckham junior. And it just seems to there's not a lot of cohesion as to what the actual thought processes going forward. Yeah I mean. I don't know what's going on with the New York Giants went. I don't know how you can and can even take what they say Annan's. As truth because I've I've said this before trailer we don't NFL live together there's truth in them as NFL truth. And what I tell you yesterday is gonna change the next day correct in a goalie you know that so. He talks about not trade note though Beckham junior and he talked. If he tries to tell you that we're trying to be competitive and still win the AFC east c'mon I mean what you were. This is why I love free agency this is why I love the draft because finally you get the truth. They may not. Tell you what the truth is what they show you what the truth is they're showing you who they think they are and obviously based on what I've seen they. Think that they are a team that wants it just prepare for the future because. You're gonna lose a lot of games New York because this now you got aging Eli Manning I traced talking about the chip Eli Manning without O'Dell Beckham junior. So. I don't know what you can hope for you can hope for some pieces you bring in that it would help you down the line but maybe they want Eli to stay there and they want him to play because they know they'll struggled in the know they'll lose games. And then they'll get a better draft pick for next year in a from a New York Giants fan. That's what I can hope for. Get a good pick for next year's draft because in the next few draft looks like there's an as quarterbacks coming out. In a perfect world you set up for having the number one pick in two years from now we should be Trevor markets but that's that's that would go down the road. But there are some good quarterbacks coming on the future. Yet always a Dicey proposition visual look down the road like apple we see people are human and they get antsy all the time when all that losing is going on. And then you start to make some decisions so. That part of it did stop on the something's weird to look across the other's team and MetLife stadium. And kind of see a little bit of a plan coming the other for the New York Jets but specifically with the Levy on bell signing. We talked a lot about the contract what do you think they're actually getting in the player at this point still it's been years and we've seen him. He's been indicted for different reasons as good off the field time for Pittsburg when he was there but what the jets getting now. Well let beyond bell. His his idol growing up in what reason reason why he went to the jets was he admires Curtis Martin. I played with Curtis Martin for one year in the wind than when he was there before he got traded to the jets. And always I always watch Curtis Martin's sin sin that is locker playing with our defense to back Corwin brown they always play chess. And I'm telling you. Going up against a Levy on bell is like playing chess because that's how much he brings to that offense as a linebacker I can't fast flow because that patient that he has he'll cut back I got to stay back I got to play linebacker I got to play linebacker like a running back and really decipher where he's going to be I just can't attack he's not that type of runner. And as that are happening what happens goalie. The offensive linemen get more time to come up me on the second level so that's the chess game vs the run vs the pass when he goes out there to Wesson a linebacker as a defensive coordinator do I send it to us and safety there's so many different equations football equations that you now have to present to your defense. That you have to that that you have to implement on game day. It's it's like chest that's how good it is that we can talk about run pass all that's up from the defense of perspective though it's just so difficult I love that signing. Mosley is there now to on the defensive side of the ball. And I love playing with safety's like a lawyer Malloy a Rodney Harrison and Mosley and Mosley and Adams that little tandem right they're going to have that defense right you got your traffic cops if you're Gregg Williams you wanna say and all that chaos. Somebody still got to have a little bit organization to be chaos that you got a good mind at linebacker Mosley is one of the best in terms of smarts. And you got a young Jamal Adams is coming up to. Tedy Bruschi with a tortilla or little Russia that there's still win the division. Coming up against the clock about a wanted to ask you are ones out there spending this mad money. And Santos is out there and Barbados was assured of having skipped just at. Never. There's a there's a reason that he doesn't do this very often and there's a reason that that team ends up every year in the Super Bowl you look at the pick ups and pass that first wave the last few years Lawrence guy. Chris Hogan Rex Burkhead again Chris Long. Those are sometimes the big gulps after that first wave that really make or break a team. Yen if there is the first pick up from bill. Early you know that he's targeted him he's respected him as he's watched him as an opponent and that's a guy he really wanted to because he thinks it's a perfect fit. Stephon Gilmore was that guy for years and then when I played it was Roosevelt Colvin who was I what oh we just paid this outside linebacker he must have been we played against them once. That's a guy that he targeted but besides all that if there's not that guy he's going to wait. And then he's going to build and he's gonna get bargains and then he always has that thing where he can say you can come and possibly win a championship and then make more money on your way out bright like what happened a couple times this year with. Trent. Round right and it's happened a bunch of times listen. The one thing the bills better than anybody has drafting has been okay. That's apples oranges. He's best an apples to apples in terms of players in the league he knows what works in his system and what doesn't and he finds those guys and he gets them on the cheap every. Single here. Rule always good job put up with men appreciate a good luck just a trip. Marathon right over inside a month I just got a ten mile of the senate and so I don't make that out. Anyway yeah. It's not expect too much there's only one person out there that expecting way too much part of this guy who really we know that is ridiculous father. We are delighted to be joint. Now on knuckle dwindle by Mike Mitchell. Mike we appreciate you being with us there's a lot we wanna get into with you today it's always good to talk to you we've had John NFL I've many times before you were always insightful. And interest and but it's been such a weird offseason an end of the season for what your former team the Pittsburgh Steelers. Seeing both Levy on bell not play this year and then Antonio Brown worked his way into a trade. And get thirty million dollars in guaranteed money when he still have three years left on his contract which is one of the bosses moves and flex appalled I don't know that for an NFL player. But both those players won it out of Pittsburgh having spent all that time in Pittsburg. Continue to take us behind the curtain there what wasn't working. Armed. To be told Donna. How you would have asked him personally. What what that. Working them what I can tell you is that both players like and Antonio Brown to the vet made that I net. You know bear to the Internet to great click here. They're multi purview and you political play they're extremely talented they're they're very hardworking. You either production that they put up so. My experience with some load without any at and ethnic. A lot of not a but the best and I think at the raiders in the dip there are better seen because they got those declares. Both that and. I did did it surprise you then that they both seemed to want to not be there. Whopping lead Yahoo! more moderate Ares he won it the he paid you know being the mate well for you know what team MVP who are those more years. You look at how lucky coast football that you too great to do you bugged. Him you go look today at the bit sometimes. But it's what we need to do the weight gain on is that dynamic double player and you know at the one thing I'll say about court I'm and I think you'd. Is it really cool about him that he doesn't care. What are the one game he's gonna do whatever pick when the game in a bad. Run and I got thirty odd I'm in order to another it means he'll do get around and I think that more light on this you just want to be aging body he ultimately Bieber. Viewed the second or third regular people on our team when I was there are right behind Antonio so I think those two I think bring him have to really truly a monetary YouTube. And I knew something on all what Antonio Brown. Out of the leader on that he and a little funny even know. Not been released. I completely quite a seven month another. Instinct phone call object its air and Antonio bit random on but I got. And it won't call him during training camp about some things that are happening now we're like man it doesn't sound good but it. I don't dig out stick it out in you know try to keep that we wrote to their which other would reduce. Small school didn't quite get each other in the back pocket but we are as bad on. Together. And I want to keep moving Karzai and the new some don't happening but I. I did it you know I had been there you know Robert released in March oh of totality I don't know everything that at march up and up until now. But I knew something. We're starting to bother him all the way back in training yet because I got a restraining got a much any sport people who down to Miami and we talked about meet with two without the need to Niedermayer and the talk so. And I'll it would portal by. I ultimately did. Are gonna Mike Mitchell freeagent FL safety most recently with the Indianapolis Colts but as we've talked about former Steelers safety. As while Michelle times all the for a fight and to that and going back that far trees surprised by some of the other things that went on this year in Pittsburg. You know we had such a vocal off. Group B on the offensive line speaking out when everything was going on Levy on during the season knowing the inside this locker room were you surprised to hear as much coming out of the locker room as we did. Oh. At the bank and I'm like it was really look at god there was a big or too short remote altered it I'll leave one about. An odd that a lot that you just truly one of the god look at inmate ever at. We literally try to get our commonality. You cannot Markoff by the union notably a very long flight. I don't really think. And I'm big on them and I. I'm talking about are remembered you I'll. No lately I'm making more money promoted that guys anything that the that the him to. Eighteen I think you've got to take a flight data on that then again. It does meet its. This could be need it been different I'm I'm I'm saying that the I just don't believe he's he's the kind of guy that idea hader and to be all down on on on eighteen million I know I'll vote at all with a lot more with Libya. I remember guys hold up the truck signaling we have more minute drive because we knew we got to run locked out of the lab or minute but the guy. I don't I don't really think the bag came from a true. I don't like Abraham I think the latter being of communicate in its use. That I think sometimes gotten in Pittsburgh and I think bad more obvious you donated anything you know like I I think the people there are truly care about each other to Google addict group. And he did and the bank at some Red Hat they'll talk to them based on the acting. Although they don't realize this sometimes I think obviously crave it and I think. You know the media helped build a lot of the who you know remain obviously the players what will will start dumping it. On the media and at least you'll keep it going to. Well there's no question about that because we wanna ask questions when we see these things and we had a lot of questions about. I don't let these guys are these guys wanted to be gone albeit from different circumstances and Antonio brown and Levy on bell. Mike Mitchell Weathers are currently a free agent safety played four years in Pittsburgh played with the colts this past season. So you mentioned communication issues and how. Add some of that might have been the problem. And as an outsider now we understand that has like these that you released last march a play the colts last season. How do you think they can fix what Everett was that wasn't there in Pittsburgh last year going forward. Because obviously this is a team and a franchise that still walks and every season with the very lofty expectations. Who I think it's true. It's just that I think might dug up and that the job of laying out these. Like I'd love by Mike Tomlin on bird player among my teammate that amount that thing that I don't necessarily agree wit. I feel like you're right minded in our right mind I mean you're. You know obviously we're all motivated mutt either that Obama did an opportunity to make a better and I work out so you'd be lying if they get it you truly do like all the blessing of my life has been that I got. But I love. While also making a better life my belt I do truly do love football. Your god loves football. I think Mike Tomlin is that the coach are you obviously not I am being part of it real with you here. Me and I don't cover the Internet relationship right now today. We have got that there was some communication that you it has been. All my exit and I looked at him and I'd have a conversation about what. Being honest Mike Tomlin would bet it go to I've ever had never truly an honor and a river plate or so what are people. I say that he'd he'd be much of a player coach are he's bitten that note that the Latvian. Necklace and bad guys being in. Troll I'm tonic. You put the court and over on the at least that he's in here. They're bigger they're not being great got you right mind the guy great coach you ought to work and you're willing to put in the work in your belt. In a great global player and opened young player you better. Are these your coach your diet and being made be given to you work. Maybe you're an older guys. Used to it this way it may be not that anymore I don't know maybe you'll stay things that. I know my experience. Is that we want a better. Talking to Mike Mitchell NFL safety on the shell Pennzoil performance line and and might we appreciate the insight dare but I also wanna get into a little bit position wise for you obviously a free agent in the safety market right now and I'm adjusted from your perspective when you look out and see someone like Landon Collins really reset the safety mark that you see all this money didn't know that the position. What goes through your mind. Well bill it they're in the may be used that would landing Carlton name that I think about it air review. What I thought about Jim last year you don't meet on dictated market we don't want to pay. An and an ever been bitten it but let me know what you pay any settlement. And he aren't they are and didn't create the island who deal and then late in college on the larger they contract in the history have been at opal also. That's what I think is such thing. I get it. Reestablishing the value on the safety position actor on that last year I think it's great acting Earl and these guys in an thing. How alternate prepare well you got two years older than me. Nobody give a big a big project to protect him we competed against each other but. I super good at the required in the this just being a big unit and it being you come back up. Op Dem he did I beat were continue to go the saudis play out that. Big that you signed the deal then it is always what they do actively get the money so I'm I'm extremely cited these a lot of guys. Eighteen. Let me outcrop all the that like you that was pretty cool that exactly yeah the degree frustrated and get paid on the exit deal with the rubble spoke out of the instinct you don't god the way it where I'm extremely about it that it that it got a good young choir. I think it in well eclectic out of the god it. You know idea of more than. Beat of the right didn't end to the money issue last year no one at a hoping into the market plummet like it did last year I got signed late but I don't think I'm one of the better but in the league you know being on conducting. On pro ball over an odd one at where the we do at a local it. One on that with the NFL one at he acquired right now you know after fourteen they didn't Don you know. Come up that also. I noticed you know got a let me look at talent I know I can help young players that are unknown about the opportunity. Coming off an injury I think that's why I'm kind of boy did that get played all right again third see your gold foot. I know I'll get the phone call and I'll be ready. Well listen when you do just make sure you're breaking news here that's all we're asking. Booed Mike we appreciate being with us we look we appreciate the insights on what's happening with. You and what went on in Pittsburgh we look forward talk tomorrow okay. Abu I'd very much look forward to a thank god for it's always. The best of broken window podcast. You can listen or subscribe on ESP NF. I guess more disasters like speak to play goal. Out plus you can check the guys out live weekday mornings from 6 to 10 eastern. On ESPN radio and on ESPN news.