Dec 14, 2016|
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There's so much right that you gain from timing and familiarity offensive scheme quarterback. Yeah it does save very early in the is in that. That piece. You know looking to be here forever. You know owned. Are exchanged texts with Sal who's sadly still stalk him horrible traffic so as our lots and lots of people yet he's he's put. Street may be two hours and twenty minutes from the stadium. There's there's lot of gridlock all over. I guess in the city. And south of the city at this point and I think it's it looks what does it works out here too so laden. Don't be careful up there broke the arteries Sal had opportunity to text me the cervix every seemed very. And genuine about the what wanting to be here and be a part of some but moving forward. And evens itself it and said to me like you know and lot of guys most guys would say that you might still think that they're just gonna say that it doesn't mean anything. Sammy came off as pretty genuine about that I item I think Watkins does I give him that I I would expect that. That sort of reaction from Zell I think likens those come off that way. Thoughtful yup. Well you want him these important. Yeah job of course and I don't wanna security assumed that he loves playing with Tyrod Taylor because we we saw Watkins in Oakland. Run off the field open and give that body language like. It's it looks so like pleased just hit. He he doesn't get anywhere near the action that it's. All there top receivers in the league get this they'll softens isn't built around knowing always been hurt. If it's to me what. Would make sense once you draft him like that we've said that lots of times but okay well. Sammy Watkins becomes the focal point if you can do that for a receiver and they are still just so anemic chilled and in the idea I mean I don't know. You know he's just talk and there are. Bought if if there is some reason. For him to think that a change at coach. Necessarily means a change at quarterback or one or the other but certainly quarterback. Maybe he's bracing for its Carnell adults and that's what I think it's due to. We're gonna be where Cleveland it can only got to move on asserted that it's not really polished and ready. And what does that kind of know what kind of year we're gonna have then and then what happens when he's decided he's not the solution. Then it's draft another guy and how many years of my career money can't buy that like you know you didn't you see it we started talking about this. Going into CME's second year. Because I was it was already to be a parent like. You don't know if they've really got a quarterback for you yet. And win and win does that. When does that work when wind is that end and if Tyrod Taylor indeed. Gets shown the door. You're back to square one and he's going in Watkins will be going into. His fourth year they'll have to pick up an option which I would predict they do. That'll be weighty financially. But like eventually. You got to have someone. Who he has faith that is gonna give him the ball. If you are gonna keep him if he's gonna choose to stay here he could say he wants to be here forever and like I respect that. What if they play cargo drone next year. And it goes horribly. And they draft. I don't know with the quarterback prospects could be 2018 forgive me or what my job Lamar Jackson okay. Then when what you all greens that sounds really good with us do that. That's tough. Yeah I don't know like I just think there's really no good. Look mean. Moved here. IE I think I know there are people who completely disagree with us right now. I think the bills could end up regretting letting Tyrod Taylor go I think. He is decent right now and if you do put in the time. I've I've never been one to assume and have even argued against the idea that he would improve. But I haven't thought that either but. They would be throwing away a better quarterback and they've had most years in this drought better than Fitz was. Better than Losman mean Edwards kind of fell apart after a good start then. I wouldn't put that put him ahead of Drew Bledsoe but let's Otis make out Rauf for him to. I think. I want trying to be careful about this is I am not. And I'm guarding against. Being in one of those sort of familiar to familiar. And it typical predictable places with this team where. Could we want it so much. And it's been so long. That you get to that point in the season where it. It's over to dawn and yet like the thing to do is replace everybody and I also just have this is this instinct. To think that this owner doesn't want to operate like that. Which is why I'm I'm stole singer surprised that there would be any report. All of a decision made on wrecks when their sex and sex you know so. I I wanna I'm hanging in there on Taylor I I don't know whit whether these three games matter may be they've decided. And I don't think this should sound like I'm telling that they're gonna win big forever but I I like that I like the thought that. As one fan says this is the best go be with them another can say this is the worst will be with them the key he has them. As a middle of the pack team which I know is just not right good enough for us. Did you get a couple of things right what the defense and some good luck there are many injuries then maybe you can get somewhere like I hear that. I would I don't totally dismiss it. I just. I think it's it's likely that a just hull. Far in. The owner gets in analysis like it if if Doug Whaley even wants to. All I I would encourage this. It is really wants to take the game film we all point to that everybody gets the screen grabs of them are all over Twitter with but you know of course teams have had those for for decades. If he wants to show. Terrible it. Look here's why we can't live with us. Because. You view here producers two seconds he's got to see this guy or that guy in the doesn't. And instead now locked in a minute I'm not to play against a pause to to show you the got to play in now watch what he does he just spins and runs around in my. We can't do that what this is not. How were going to be successful when our quarterback despite what he offers running. I just there's too many limitations. In his ability to drop back and throw it. And I don't wanna sign up for committing to that. I just don't I'd like Taylor I've I've been born shot them mostly. But I've seen enough I just don't but when they signed the extension I want them to do that I don't like that they had the out. I was signing up for. He's going to be last year's guy. But batter was going to be improvement I think. If I wasn't gonna get improvement I don't know that I would've said okay I'll take last year and just run with that for the next five years. And I haven't gotten it if anything are Gothenburg Russian. And. That's problematic to me. If anything you've got regression. Isn't it pretty close to say one way or the others were pretty close I don't think kill what worked worst touchdowns numbers this year what kind of unpopular he's thrown is from as many touchdowns seizure at twenty western fourteen games he's played. Thirteen games now. He hasn't had Watkins. Either contrite. Yeah I know I got I just I don't love any. Position. Imus and I I just I don't love it that you you can say. There early this good and all these things he goes wrong and whatever like I I knowing I don't wanna fight that I think one thing that that happens with the that this. This Twitter these images on Twitter is that all quarterbacks Tim can look stupid no not finding open guys. And I just got to believe that there are those kinds of plays on lots of teams. Maybe not New England her but a lot of teams and I think it's the kind of thing where it feels like I'm I'm not really. It can be can be a couple of things the can be tricky about that one is it's a a few plays in games and William Ferrer. With their ten to be in fifty or 67 he plays in the game pass plays where guys are open McCormick as throw. All absolutely no question what you have to have though is plays that make up for that and I gotta gotta throw for a 160 yards out well. And so. It is if you see the handful of glaring examples were opportunities were missed. And then there are other plays that make up for it like he's got to get my yards he talked to me in my place so are better Rogers misses open guys. Could you have certain guys are things you probably watch those clips and go. Or. Else it is and opened. But he makes place you know he makes he makes enough plays that make up for the ones that he misses. 'cause he's you know that's a but the impossible bar set Aaron Rodgers from just making an example and I'm sure most guys even Brady missed shots. The other thing is it's just moving so fast. So you don't see what that you don't ever know what defenders are doing or thinking on plays. You don't see which direction if it's a still shot you don't see which way they're removing. There can be all these different ways I think that those pictures can panel idea literally mean that as this is this is why Tyrod Taylor great. I just I've I've not then implying that I followed a couple of those guys and I stopped because they just didn't want I didn't want to. Fall into. Thinking that it was that daddy's name you know I just. I think there are things that. Can be misleading about about some of those images as early maybe the best welcoming to say. What's the biggest doubly appropriate to be cautious about overreacting. To one play. In just one of those things. Because I I think it's it's going to a lot of rumor in slow motion and that it ID can be a trap but. I just think it's there's the soul much evidence the first employee of the year the first player of the year. You don't even really need this for that though eventually we got it and we got it we talked about it for two dates. And and right and and that wasn't. That was an anything besides free snapped awareness. Just recognizing what was going on. And realizing like Bo left side of the field was where I should be focusing my attention because my best players singled up over there. And instead and who. Was dead. Yeah that was a bad start of the year yes we sent here after that game going to be talking about the first player of the year all season for years or something and in some certain weight without naming that played for a while until now. I think we really can't go Taylor yeah. Tony's on WG Arlo toning. Okay thanks. I don't want and that I'm not a ringing up a conversation about whether or not to take up our adoption that. I mean we don't have a a back up and play it now from another option really at the moment. And I give that a lot of money to connect to the comedy thing about the you have 1718 million dollars but it's not an idol of all putting a cap. Quarterback and keep getting paid more and more that I contacted the that your happen now did you know he made it 182122. I hit it quarterback in the league. And if you don't wanna get a Quebec cap hit it three years in the good Sam Bradford who didn't get straight. Minnesota for first round pick out of your twenty million dollar year project something like that. It. Ordeal attacks in the dark over paperback at bargain anything. Eighteen million on the open market you are desperate for quarterbacks and they're willing to pay form. What are aiming at into the property list at the hot seat and they would have given up some kind of that it's somebody to talk and like Taylor and some of the interests of Quebec charger for the duration that arm but I think people shall. And even serviceable quarterback and that we just walk on. So original so ups are so what is the end game here aren't I wanna take the contract. Even though I'm not sold bomb because I think I'll be able to trade him if he continues to underperform. Because you will at this point. You don't have any other you don't have any other option it throughout and it does blow it all up YouTube now and not long term solution but I don't. It's not you're sitting aren't giving him. Matt that contract for 2420 ugly and you can Indiana getting paid like a. Well below average quarterback. And it. Decide what out from under that I don't think you'd art not dumping that I another team at some point. When you have a better option in place and what you would drop the draft is that ran out to make that and the decision. I think you're you're right of course about where the contract ranks but I still think symbolically in part it's too big. For them to wanna do that way if it's too big of a figure. I don't think you just keep him around I don't think what Philadelphia did looks Smart. I think Philadelphia looks messy and they got out of Bradford which you know okay. They might have a better record right now they might be in contention if they kept Sam Bradford but they also bring got a good return on that and they had already drafted Wentz so are right like. That doesn't look organized media looks disorganized to me and if you want Taylor to play you keep from anyplace and if you don't. Then he's gone I think I don't think you're. Thinking about oh I just knew able to trade him as a factor. No I because if he's if he has value. In a trade. He's been good enough for you to keep playing with the whole thing is a riddle them. They eat eat it if he so bad that I wanna trade him. No one's taking that contract they're gonna wait for you to caught him they are not gonna take the contract if the player proved to be not worth the contract. Didn't I just thought Bradford is an interesting case he's a former number one overall pick. There's been no argument about his arm talent or just his ability it's been helped relieve mostly that his been his problem. So you Tarver a different class of player offs while hers a little closer. But again that ends up not being betrayed that ends up being in a free agent. I just I just don't think you're trait in their contract once you have it your stock with a until you decided to eat the dead money on him. Thanks Tony John Clayton after the update this is Mike show bootable blog WGR. John Clayton with us now Mike show with a Bulldog WGR John joining us. Via the AT&T hotline. And he of course works for ESPN and how is everything at ESPN job. But I'm fine fine. Well different but it's fine. I don't realize they were going through our whole revolution I guess as far as. Viewership because then this is not just ESP ended at the whole world right now because bank the millennial millennial. They are not art and bundling their cable there's no cord cutting and so because of that deal cables. Going through a transition no different than what we've seen with the newspaper business just a different type the transitions so don't want that happens ultimately. Still will be fine that is a little bit of a change around trying to see how that all goes sorting out. My family my boys are fourteen and twelve. Wipers you know the forties. Our our our main TV in the liver and John I want sabres games on sorts your direct TV 635 dash one. And they play every two or three days and most often when I turn it on again. After having watched a Saber game. Three days later it's still on that channel because no one has turned the main TV in the house on. Nor are they turned any other TVs on but they are watching programs constantly. Did you start watching TV ever. I thought to I had to NFL front office people and they told me this same story about their there's times. Does it sound go to college being good parents the parents send the television set by mail to to the dorm. And so they'll go their like in the middle of the semester and see the kids in all of a sudden that the box is still there on opened. It's like okay well it's like and you can understand them again this is it's a different generation they they multitask. There. Eight efficient in how they use their time and sold. They're gonna do a couple things like for example it's one of the things that the NFL have to make an adjustment duke. Because now you know that next generation in other gonna be watching on their iPhone or the iPad. They're going to be turning on the red zone channel click it watched all of football in no commercials still the one thing that. And that is where there's a big adjustment I mean still the the millennial aren't going to invest. Three hours on one thing and then coasted through commercials they want they want action they wanna see what's going on so they're gonna be different and of course. It's up to the league's cup this sport is up to cable to be able to see what they want an accommodate that and of course but one good thing nobody at the end. Because still we had so many outlets and we're doing so well on digital it will hopefully figure out the right way to accommodate them and make things right. Good luck. You know in buffalo John more drama. Well she's it's amazing I mean it's like he talked about in a week since we talked. It's incredible I mean I think that we've seen some dark December's. This is like almost completely dark it's almost like being in Alaska. You know. Well I don't know it's because everything's kind of assignment. Art talk last week about Tyrod Taylor from has what is this going solved because now I mean he's not even getting an endorsement from the team and that even about the benching him now are starting to creep up so that's not going well then you can see that. There seems to be some uncertainty about the future of Rex Ryan. I I thought maybe it was a little bit strong to start speculating that he was going to not be pain in his job Monday had they lost it when of course they did. But I do think now he is in trouble on the I think that and that would I still think it's unfair. Because this team was not going to win the division. New England in the division. This team was not going to be able to keep up with all the teams in the AFC west unless one team like Denver was going to stumble on B nine wins. This isn't like we're last year I think talent wise. This was a ten win team I didn't think this team this year with the proper schedule was at ten win team but the put the playoffs onus on this thing. Was wrong but I think that there. Seething Rex is. To some extent here getting a raw deal done. I think so yeah. I mean because. Yes it is the idea is playoffs combustion. You know that seem to be slipping away by the middle of the season when things look a little bit more positive because that's totally negative and it is still. Went out and do some things and make it respectable and that would take the onus off of wrecks but overall you can just see that. I think that now things are in that good tone and I think that you know you're seeing. Different type a strange internally in the organization strains with the relationship with the media all of those things about not a good sign. How common. Strains within the organization factions. I'll how common is that sort of thing around the league with teams to cover. I think it's normal amount but that's just part of the commit what I think is and it is funny because. What the funny because this test bad news but what what their seemed to be it changes so much in one week. I mean look for example. Indianapolis Colts they start climbing back they start getting to the point now where they're playing the and they had. In a place Houston home game chances not take take control of the division take back what they had had for three years. And then they lose they play a four game and now the coach and GM the boat in trouble where before they seem to be safe. And so that's. That's or strange start ago I see the big strain that was going on in Los Angeles with the rams that became huge I mean for example. Yet get this year they're talking about the personnel department. Taking these high pick and some of them not working and not know that didn't go over well so there was a strain there and the strain became so big. But the team loses by 28 points. And Jeff Fisher gets fired so. This is the type that I'm right now when things are going bad but the record. Things go bad for people and things go bad with relationships. And I would think the case for dismissing Iraq's begins and ends with the defense. Not getting right again this year there offense. I think is tenth in the league in points scored on average. That there offenses and I think over performed to some extent even though they have the last ranked passing game in the league. They they get their points. And the defense just like last year. Has really let them down index in all that's why you hire Rex Ryan that's why you let him bring his twin brother into work with a is because we're gonna have a top ten defense a top five defense. And it's been no really no where near. At this network that's why I think it gets a little strange from the overview and how ownership is going to handle this. Because what I make I agree with you a 100%. And that that defense was horrible last year and I still think that defense last year is more talented than the one this year. And yell at and for the defense when Jim Schwartz was because the court at a respecting everybody all the time. And so that now is out the window and furcal consecutive years this team is one of the worst teams stopping teams running the football. Between the tackles. And that should be one of Rex Ryan's strength particularly we have guys like Al Williams and other so it's like that to me. Set things up and sell out for the second straight year the defense is under achieved now here's where it gets strange all right so you're right about the scoring. You're right about some of the production on offense. How much of that is Tyrod Taylor being committed stick game and did some things. Where it's like isn't have much around him for receiver them into Charles clay seems like he's always hurt the Bettany. You know Robert Wood just dropped off he's been hurt Sammy Watkins of the shell of himself. Still the numbers are gonna beat down because who's he throwing to get a precursor to heart and out of retirement. And that that it felt that he if. That's the case and we know that the passing numbers are down. But how much they doubt is that the quarterback who has been making some bad throws or is it to receivers who right now have not lived up to erected there reputations. About this this piece here John that Taylor could be. If he were to be injured in these last few games and if the injury were to take him into the next calendar year right into the next season. Then the bills could be obligated obligated to keep them is that true as you know it and you know of any precedent for that like all interest in that the. Why Tommy Leggett committed and it can be a grievance that idea. That's a look at it the other injury waiver that I don't think he does I think it was a pretty clean one. In a sense that. It was a matter execute the contract or not. But it's what would do just to get an example what happened with Colin Capp critic he had his base salary this year on an injury waiver. So now he has three surgeries and the surgery and recovery bill passed. The first couple days of the league's season laid off off season the other that the new big year did so because of that. He kicked he was gonna kick in the injury guaranteed so you either. You can keep on and AM or you don't let them go be yourself and have to pay him because he's still injured. Feel like any any player and if you have an injury. That's causing you to go into the offseason nor that they can affect your contract you can definitely go and put a grievance in their but I don't think he had an injury waiver and that's what. Know what our understanding is it that if he did suffer an injury that took him into you know into the spring to rehab. That they would be obligated to pay him the point seven and a half or even upwards of thirty million dollars total. So it's basically your you're your opinion you've been you you probably I would think you can keep from that. So. It's it's almost as if like what to wonder is whether or not what you're saying there's factions maybe within the organization. That would like to bench him. On I would understand it because they might be known to play roulette with him if they've decided they don't wanna keep him and get the contract in. And something happens to him on the field. And they end up having to pay him anyways that's not a great scenario calls it. Yes the RG three yes theory because that's what Jay gruden and the coaching staff didn't wanna put RG three out there because you never get tested your options. And of course that was not guaranteed. But. You know had he been injured. Then all of a sudden you probably were stuck having to keep him and pay him the money and so yeah I can see that scenario very Smart very much like that so I guess since. In some ways you probably do have people there thought wanted to go but how bad is that it's like okay well we're worried this like we feel that. We gave my contract. But he's not worth the contract and we're not gonna risking further injury that we wanna data contract. Yes not a great look I'm wondering with all of this said John RR people around the league. They're laughing at The Beatles and rolling their eyes that the bills like what was it won't work there with Iraq. Dodd it there's no I don't I don't get any negative vibes coming he could certainly say under achieving his then. The buzz word bit sector's still laughing there's no and it's the it kind of let our nondescript type of thing that people are looking out and I think people like Rex Ryan so there'll rooting for him. You know nobody had anything against the good goal as let me know what the city of buffalo in the stands above flows so. That that's not a laughingstock in the states it's not like Cleveland the summit of disappointment there. It's just that frustration that this team just can't get over the top. And then there's that always act curiosity it's like okay. Wanted to keep falling into the same trap every year. Where it can't make the playoffs. Good question. John one more thing about all this is that. This story came out Sunday around noon the bills were warming up. To play the Steelers and there's been some back and forth with certain reporters and Rex Ryan about when he found out that the stories out there that he could be fired this week and all this controversy about it I got to the stadium sat down vegetable lawyers like a journal about all of us and I said no. And so like from a reporter's standpoint. He is I think the editor's note this but you you tell me. Is that a story you would never hold for a reason like console. The pregame shows Iran or until Sunday at a certain time when more people were watching or can I assume. Is it safe to assume that is so what is the reporters had this information about racks this from whoever that they would announce it. Well let's. Because again it is now how validated it yet the weird part because. I was between flights. Heading down. To Nashville to see that Tennessee Titans game and I'll make it a few calls around the buffalo area. And I was getting not as strong as luck and for that I would not reported without getting the buzz was like hey there is more about. Negative feeling about how ownership is with Rex and howl. Things are going with the perception of how things are being coached in how things are. Beat until because of that when that story came out important totally surprised because I was getting a little bit at that field. Out of my way of going to feel is not to appointment of what I felt. Wasn't worth reporting because it wasn't solid and as last I checked Rex is still the coach. So it didn't happen but it did kind of point me in the direction that you know what I thought he was off the hot seat. He's still with all the hot seat and there was even that Brothers just like rock implore reported that hey it could happen as soon as Monday. So I was hearing it but I didn't hear it stronger that they could report it. Okay. Thursday night football so Seattle post the first and I came this week and Richard Sherman criticized the league not the first time he's done so. About the existence of these Thursday night games what do you think the future of the Thursday night game has. Depends of which don't you are talking to be talking to Jerry Jones and some of that. The good promoting owners they feel good about it they feel good about they could eventually turn that into a media hold one network one billion dollar deal. That's not there yet. But does that they're feeling out it is you know it still. And even though it again this goes back to the millennial. Ratings overall television aren't down because people are watching it a different way. And so the one thing that. Some owners feel is that you know it's a circumstance like this where the power they can market may look like its balance. This is still the one event that's three hours life. They you have to watch the commercials if you're going to do this is so it's still a valuable item now what needs to be done is depicts the product. Because yeah you could have a different three hours but I mean if you watched Jacksonville and Tennessee. You gotta be crazy and I'd watch it because I watch every game but it's like that they'll pay you knock it up so they have to figure out better ways dispute get better matchups. They got to figure out. Better ways to get the players that bounced back from these games amid the worst thing amid the worst thing but that's the most drastic thing they can do is take it down to eight games started at Thanksgiving could remember they have. And existing deal with the NFL network and cable. Look at that deliver. Beijing. Because if not by the NFL network be picked up. Without they gave that part of the carriage deals so that means that that could be a possibility. They need to find ways to incorporate more by week's around some of these teams that don't have that comeback still fly back from a game. Beat back at 2:3 in the morning that play on Thursday. They'll probably not find a way that he can't have a road game before Thursday night game that still might be tough to do but as far as the product itself. As bad as it might be or as a purple might be for the players they're gonna continue that. I'm already supervising width. Atlanta fans in Detroit fans for when either or both of those teams inevitably loses playoff games in Dallas. In the year that the ratings went down. And I've already had if you like Atlanta or Detroit I'm telling you right now doctor hopes up for your game in Dallas in the playoffs. Why that because well again this is watching our remember the one thing is great about the Dallas fans in that don't sell tickets to anybody. Like it if the Steelers were going to be playing the Dallas Cowboys which obviously can't dealer concealer people get their tickets like crazy almost pac 10151000. Of that place. Just want to see about the calls Detroit fan Ottawa do they got screwed the week before. The Dez Bryant catch no catch in green me. Network got screwed in Dallas that that divisional round or whatever I think this is really your 40 via because of low ratings generally. Courtesy of the demand the in my mind you know coming out of the Jerry Jones must. Yes I can't wait for that right John one more thing on our Mark Sherman had to say about about there's our football a point when a player. Does that does. Was the commissioner called like the somebody like public how does that usually go for of for a player re so publicly critical of something that would be you know important to believe. No it doesn't mean that they'll listen naval like that. And they be paid he runs in the Richard it's some thing because now which is gonna get more involved with the union. Alan that the press conferences so like spent a lot of reacting to put on sports that are most of the afternoon. Yeah he's very calculating how he says thanks and it may sound like it's spontaneous. It's not. And the egos is a lot of these things saying okay here's what I'm going to say about this coming out think about how much time yet to spend in coming up with the word group that. I've never heard the word poop that's that's very creative. And so. They won't like it but at some point there's going to be a conversation because. There Richard is more involved with the union each year and my guess is at some point. He's going to be running the union I think he's going to be a president on the line. We never know who's gonna become presidents these days so I might point you might be right about that who do you think the second day. What what happens if you would about the bills to Soviet president. I believe he said he would not have drawn. But I'm not sure about that I think I heard that once that Obama won the bills he would not have done that clocks you Alec we needed more I think about. But John what do you think the second AFC wild card will be Denver. I still think Denver although they have a top one because they're schedules so difficult. No they now have to play the yeah debt New England Patriots. Know their offense isn't doing very well their defense is leaking a little bit more. And they lost a tough one independent seat. But really were dominated in the first apps so I thought don't think they have the best chance to they think they've stored one of the few teams that can get to ten. How'd they do that they beat the chiefs in Kansas City. Or the raiders. Coming up that the bankers now after they get down to this game on Sunday against New England devastated at the Beijing Games and that's why they're so tough but then. Still they still have a great defense and a defense that you know my idealist steal a game here or there but does they they do have which have chance but. The Denver a lot real raised hopes for the team. I'd say it like Miami but then Miami loses Bryant NFL. And so get a deal with Matt Moore maybe maybe not and I guess we'll see how the other teams finish but they'll Baltimore to meet. That will be one challenging team but I still think they may finish a night. You might get allowed Carter to the north film I'll pull open Baltimore and Pittsburgh play each other book. I'll bet that's in Pittsburgh coming expert peaking at the right time at least they let me on Dell's numbers we were used so yeah hundreds of big east and east. Keep putting up historic numbers in National Football League history. 161. Point eight combined yards per game. And it backed Kerry is he missed three games with the suspension. And he's got the third best numbers for. Yards on the line of scrimmage is it amazing. I wonder if Bible wanna play against his team in the fancy play Jones and stay tuned to find out. John I let the same question about the wild cards. Over in the NFC where you've got right now all we have the giants and Tampa in the spots. Washington Minnesota Green Bay all with seven wins Washington's got the one tie. What what what what you think there. I'd going to be nine have been an edit it and see how it goes like for example. I can see Washington slipping in there I think they can take it at 96 and one and I have the advantage over the night at seventeen and but. Don't some of the teams like Tampa and that are all going to be in the next but I think that that was going to be nine after it cut out into the giants are gonna have ten or eleven. So that I think nine is going to be the best they are so let's that was wide open sea about 45 teams. Competing for that last spot Washington has the best chance that you go to 96 and one. Pops in ninth seventh. Is Atlanta Tampa week seventeen could that be and that it could be the sun in my game. The last we. I'm now how to get the feeling that it. Depending on how Detroit does these next two weeks because I think there's a chance particularly with Matthew Stafford but that's finger being a little that it never Gettelfinger. Serious damage and he'll play. But he may not be at. Accurate and that's going to be the case may lose at the giants and then lose the Dallas that I think it could be Green Bay and Detroit being one of the. I'll cut it the planet tampered with each other I was wrong about that right now and it's got the world's in the final week of the season Tampa Holtz Carolina. And remember tip they have a tough game against Dallas. That may be tough to win and then they have to come back and play at New Orleans and even known the world to be out of it still New Orleans at home with Drew Brees that's still might become. John thanks. NATO Jon claims weekly appearance of us brought you by northwest make the switch to northwest and get back to living. Think about the NFC innocence really interest think it's good lot of close battles for playoff spots. A minute to get out the playoff machine growing don't see why wanna watch their in the wild card round that's really what I care about here is who would be fun to watch. 21 Green Bay had a really care about Detroit's. But the towards oblivion I guess. Troy is going to be in Atlanta could be fun you hate them. Think I guess I should give that a chance they are they have been the F one team to watch some this year we've been through Jones and met Brenden do win the running back to guides. Washington can be fun. If you Washington the giants I don't know David Beckham's phone but that's it's in its title to it. I don't want Washington and all the matter how they play like I just look at them and just think. Hogs and John Riggins important I think Daniel Snyder. Which is worse gathers works I think that's worse. 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